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1 181 COLLECTOR CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS • FERRARI NEMBO SPYDER PROFILED Keith,v1,1rtin"  The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends or s Car t $7m TALBOT FACE-OFF We rick me defier ueal tOrvette Market Through The Lens Of Monterey $1 .5m Shelb 427 Daytona Coupe The Truth Behind Th 0 December 2005 $6 00US $8 00CAN 12> 92 3

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GOODING 6c COMPANY WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE GOODING & COMPANY AUCTION AT THE PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL A CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2006 AT 4:00PM THE PALM BEACH POLO CLUB NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS 1967 FERRARI 275 GTS NART SOLD - $3,960,000 World Record Sale GOODING & COMPANY 2005 Pebble Beach Auction GOODING & COMPANY  www.goodingco.com  DAVID GOODING TEL: (310) 899-1960  1528 611-I STREET SUITE 120 SANTA MONICA CA 90401 FAX: (310) 899-0930  DAVID BROWNELL EASTERN U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TEL: (802) 362-4719  E - MAIL: dbrownell@goodingco.com  E-MAIL: david@goodingco.com Good,n,8 Company Inc DedIer Numb& 60836

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BENTLEY MOTOR CAR COMPANY www.symbolicmotors.com SYMBOLIC 4 Symbolic Motor Car Company is one of the world's premier dealers of rare and collectible racing and touring automobiles. Its highly trained staff has the experience to help you choose the car that best suits your needs. Please visit our website for a list of current inventory. Currently available: • 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder Eligibible for Ferrari/Shell historic series. s/n: 1489GT • 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Recent, Fully documented restoration. s/n: 6303 • 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Daytona Spyder" 2900 Original miles. Very nice example. s/n: 17013 • 1966 FIA Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Original 427 (L72) with period European race history • 1980 Lotus 81 F-1 Ex. Andretti/De Angelis car. s/n: EL 81/3 • 1957 Mercedes 300SL Roadster Recent Full restoration. Near perfect condition. • 1961 Mercedes 300SL Roadster Older restoration. Disc brakes. s/n: 10002855 • 1992 Nissan 300ZX GTP Huge spares package including engines. s/n: 90-05 • 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback CA black plate car. 427 "side-oiler" • 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback Fully restored. Matching numbers • 1950 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Fully restored. Grand Sport cabriolet. s/n:102028 • 1987 Tyrell F-1 Fully sorted and ready to race. 3.5-Liter Cosworth 7440 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037 • Ph. 858.454.1800 • Fax. 858.454.1890

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RM AUCTIONS INC. VINTAGE MOTOR CARS IN ARIZONA JANUARY 20, 2006 ARIZONA BILTMORE RESORT & SPA FURTHER ENTRIES INVITED 1955 MASERATI 300 S SPORTS RACING CAR Chassis no. 3057 This marvelous Maserati was originally sold to Swiss champion Benoit Musy who raced it during the 1955 and 1956 seasons with many fine finishes including outright wins at Oulton Park, Chimay GP des Frontieres, Les Sable d'Olonne Grand Prix, GP of Bari and the Swedish Grand Prix. Completely restored by Church Green Limited (UK) in the 1992-1998 period after which it was successfully raced by Martin Stretton in European Historics. Eligible for all the world's premier events including the Ferrari-Maserati Challenge and comes with official authentication from Ermano Cozza Ufficio Consulanza Storica, Maserati S.P.A. as well as an FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form issued in 1996. phatO credit Bob DunSTOore 11268 The 1969 European Alpine Championship Winning 1969 FERRARI 212E MONTAGNA Chassis no. 0862 To be offered without reserve, chassis 0862 represents one of the only Ferraris to have never lost a period race. Beginning in March of 1969, the Montagna Hill Climb Ferrari, all the while piloted by noted driver Peter Schetty, would claim First Place nine times in a row on route to winning the 1969 European Alpine Championship. Offered From a private European collection, this famed car represents the prototype flat twelve-cylinder engine design in its most successful employment. - - 1953 JAGUAR C-TYPE SPORTS RACING CAR Chassis no. XKC-014 An absolutely wonderful, matching numbers C-Type in British Racing Green from the Skip Barber Collection. Sold new by Max Hoffman in NYC to Commander John Rutherford who became a ''Century Club" member when he was timed at 134.07 mph on the beach at Daytona, Florida during the February, 1953 NASCAR Speed Week time trials. SCCA racing with David S. Burton followed in the early 1960's. Later restored by UK-based master technician Peter Jaye, XKC-014 has a "continuous, undisputed history" according to the Classic Jaguar Association. 800 21 1 43 7 1 www.rmauctions.com ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 1A0  TEL: 519-352-4575  FAX 519-351-1337 Custom Critical • COLLECTION I ix- !map. PUTNAM IA • ••  • •

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The 2005 Boca Raton auction sales totalled $11.2 million. An increase of 33 percent over 2004 CONSIGN NOW FOR 2006 FeCEX Custom Critical ri) Financial Services Premier Viars (mum; PUTNAM

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SiriOlts Car The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends r et December 2005 . Volume 17. Number 12 Talbot-Lagos Go Head-to-Head COLLECTOR CAR PROFILES 44 1960 Ferrari 250 GT "Nembo" Spyder What price beauty? In this case, 5895k. Steve Ahlgrim 48 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 Who stole my V12 and all-wheel drive? Steve Serbo 52 1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider "Frequent flier" Spider sells yet again. Donald Osborne 54 1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS and 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C Speciale $7m in French curves sweep Monterey auctions. Richard Adatto and Diana Meredith 56 1956 Mercedes-Benz 220S Sedan "Zippo" Million-mile Mercedes for under $20k Paul Duchene 60 1947 Buick Super Series 50 Woody Wagon $83k gets you an average Woody. Dave Kinney 64 1965 427 Cobra Daytona Coupe The $1.5m Super Coupe—betting on the future of a car with no past. Thor Thorson Cover photograph: RM Auctions 181 CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS 68 RM Auctions, Rochester, MI A 1935 Duesy SJ steals the show at over $1.6m. Dave Kinney 82 Silver Auctions, Reno, NV Record sales, and a much better chance of winning than playing the slots. Stefan Lombard 96 Mecum Auctions, Des Moines, IA Bargain muscle abounds in this heartland sale. B. Mitchell Carlson 106 Christie's, London, UK A big Cat misses the mark at the Jack Barclay Showroom, Richard Hudson-Evans 112 Bonhams, Northamptonshire, UK What would you pay for Ted Turner's Camargue? Richard Hudson-Evans 120 Kruse-Leake, Tulsa, OK A new venue, plus plenty of lots to fill it, equals nearly $8.8m. Dave Kinney 126 eBay Motors Four-doors, fast and ugly, on the Internet. Geoff Archer

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Bonham17 Private Treaty Sales We are pleased to offer the following motor cars on behalf of private clients: 1957 Mercedes-Benz 30051_ Roadster (illustrated) An early, European delivery example offered from private Swiss ownership and Mille Miglia eligible. 1928 lsotta Fraschini 8A Guida Interna by Stabilimenti Farina. An older restoration to show standard. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 3005 Cabriolet. An original, unrestored three owner example, still with its factory fitted luggage in place. 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB 'SEFAC Hot Rod' Berlinetta Competizione. Winner of the 1961 Mille Miglia Rallye and freshly factory certified. 1966 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato. An unrestored example with the ultimate 2.8 litre, 3 carburettor engine and double bubble roof. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder. One of 18 left-hand drive, European specification Daytona Spyders built. 1988 Ferrari F40. A one owner example with 13,000km recorded from new. 1989 Porsche 959. A well maintained example of the definitive Porsche supercar which has covered 24,450km in the hands of two owners. 1971 Riva Junior Motor Launch. Fresh from restoration. www.bonhams.com/privatecars Bonhams 7 Avenue Pictet de Rochemont 1207 Geneva Switzerland +41 (0) 22 300 3160 +41 (0)22 300 3035 fax www.bonhams.com 1973 Riva Aquarama Special Motor Launch. The ultimate Riva in fully restored condition If you would like to know more please call Simon Kidston or Matthieu Lamoure on +41 (0) 22 300 3160 or email simon.kidston@bonhams.com , matthieu.lamoure@bonhams.com London . New York • Paris • San Francisco. Los Angeles • Sydney • Geneva

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Put a Nay System in Your Vintage Ca! Colorado Is, As Always, Very Grand COLUMNS 10 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 32 Affordable Classic: 1964 Maserati Mistral Rob Sass 34 Legal Files: Arguing with Insurance Companies John Draneas 46 Sheehan Speaks: Earning a Pedigree Michael Sheehan 50 English Patient: Choosing Between the 120, the 140, and the 150 Gary Anderson 58 Porsche Gesprach: Turning a 912 Into a 911 Jim Schrager 62 Domestic Affairs: Corvette Lessons in Monterey Colin Comer 130 Motobilia: Promotional Prowlers and Ferrari Pistons Carl Bomstead 132 Bike Buys: BMW K1 Paul Duchene 146 eWatch: License Plates Put a Price on Vanity Carl Bomstead FEATURES 22 America by FIAT: Monterey to Portland 26 SCM Picks: Navigation Systems 36 Radnor Hunt Concours: 100 Motor Cars 38 Carolina Trophy: A Tour Through Tar Heel Country 40 Colorado Grand: Angry Catfish Hits the Grand 42 The Designer's Garage: Mark Conforzi DEPARTMENTS 12 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 14 The Inside Line 16 You Write, We Read 18 Display Advertisers Index 24 Neat Stuff 30 Our Cars 57 20 Year Picture 94 Glovebox Notes: 2006 Lexus G3430, 2006 Mazda MX-5 127 Fresh Meat: 2005 Aston Martin DB9, 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG, 2005 Porsche Boxster S 128 Price Guide: English Cars 134 Mystery Photo 135 Comments with Your Renewal 136 Showcase Gallery 140 Resource Directory SOLD AT $54060. Where does one begin? When a  standard RV just won't do, step up to the Gypsy Wagon —Stefan Lombard 's report a on Silver Auctions' Reno sale begins on p. 82 (

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COMO, MAY 15 TWICE AS MANY DOORS AS ITS COMPETITORS. INTRODUCING THE QUATTROPORTE Created for those not ordinarily fond of sedans, it combines a potent 400hp V8, racing-inspired front-mid-engine design and an Fl-inspired 6-speed transmission to achieve a top speed of over 170 mph— leading AUTOMOBILE Magazine* to label it "a four-door thoroughbred sports car!' Featuring a comprehensive ownership program including a 4-year/50kmile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and 24hr roadside assistance. 877.MY.MASERATI maseratiamerica.com/scm 11/ MASERATI

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin _ tvo, J An Affair Revisited ust after Monterey, I got a call that delighted the enthusiast in me, and terrified what remains of the sensible adult. In 1995, I sold one of my favorite cars, a 1965 Alfa Giulia Spider Veloce, to Ken Metzger, a friend in Belvedere, CA, for $22,000. Now, a decade later, he offered the car back to me at the same price—after putting $10,000 into it. He cautioned that, despite being coddled, it was showing its age. Owning this car again wasn't in my thoughts or the SCM collector car budget. In addition to our 1978 911SC, SCM had just purchased a 58,000-mile 1968 BMW 2002 that merely needed "some shifter bushings and an exhaust hanger"—and was now completely disassembled in a Los Angeles shop. More on that next issue. The pretty robin's-egg blue Alfa, with its cardinal red interior, still had a special place in my heart. In my memory, it was perfect, like the perky high-school cheerleader you lusted after, and look forward to seeing at your 30th reunion. So I said yes, and had the car delivered to Alfa guru and longtime SCMer Conrad Stevenson, in Berkeley, for a cursory checkover before driving it to Portland. "It's still a decent head and will respond to a simple valve job, roughly an additional 6.5 hours of machine work plus parts. "Clean carb exteriors, remove all jets and accelerator pumps and check valve. Blow out jets and passageways. Reassemble." "I figure to have the car ready in a month or so. It's a good one, and you're going to like owning it again." I STILL LOVE YOU, HONEY For people outside the hobby, this car might sound like a disaster. But we know that there is no such thing as an old car that "needs nothing." When I owned it, this Giulia was good to me, and I'm just returning the favor. Call it an investment in driving pleasure; I expect to collect my dividends on backroads in the years ahead. Looks good at 40, and it will look even better back in Oregon A LITTLE SAGGY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS Reality quickly set in. Just as the bouncy teenaged cheerleader has often become somewhat more, shall we say, mature, the Alfa was in need of some TLC—which Metzger had described in detail, but which I had resolutely refused to pay any attention to. After all, we're talking about reviving an affair here. Conrad's initial report was that the car was complete, very solid, had all its original bits, and there were just a few things we should attend to—like the leaking head gasket. I then uttered those fateful words, the collector's equivalent of yelling "Geronimo" as you step out of the airplane and begin the big fall: "Just take care of anything you come across that needs to be done." This is his latest update, once he started getting his hands greasy: "Initial work: Check fluids and note gray oily film in radiator. Oil flowing down block from valve cover and head gasket. Dirty fuel in glass bowl filter. "Test compression (150, 125, 163, 165). Remove radiator, cylinder head, and note loose water pump. Disassemble intake manifold to replace old carb mounting blocks. "Engine bay clean up: Remove firewall throttle shaft, brake fluid reservoir, glass bowl filter, and air filter. "Using heat and clamps, un-seize brake fluid reservoir cap, clean and paint exterior and throttle shaft. "Fuel tank and battery: Gas tank, battery and trunk clean-up. Remove gas tank and straps, send out for servicing. Remove battery and clean up rust in trunk, naval jelly and scraping. "Cylinder head: Install new Pittatori cam (intake) and 1750 (exhaust). "We had some issues with cam-to-valve train clearance when we fitted the fatter cams. The guide was extending too far into the head and no stem seals were used. I disassembled the head and also found that there was a reason for the 125-lb reading on #2, poor seating surface on the exhaust valve face. 10  It's been a few years since I've had a vintage Alfa in the garage, and I've missed the sensory experience. I can already hear the throaty intake sound of the Weber DCO2s, and almost feel the way you accomplish a clean shift after running to redline, deliberately pausing in the slot between third and fourth. I want to make the run up Highway 1 on a cold winter day, with the heater making its feeble attempts at keeping the cockpit warm. I want to watch the gauges report the status of the vitals as I travel down the road at 80 mph in 5th gear. I want my Veloce back. While a high school reunion might not always deliver on its expectations, after Stevenson is done with the Alfa, I'm sure I'll find it even better than it was when I last sat behind its wheel a decade ago. I plan to be picking up the car in early December; perhaps a Bay Area SCM going-away party for the Alfa will be in order. If you'd be interested in hosting, please contact David Slama, scmgold@sportscarmarket.com . DRIVING THE LEMAY FORWARD I wrote several months ago about the unveiling of the architectural designs for the LeMay Museum. Planned for Tacoma, WA, its goal is simple but ambitious. In the words of its hard-driving and enthusiastic executive director, David Madeira, "We want to be America's car museum, one that celebrates America's love affair with the automobile." To date, more than $40m of the $167m necessary has been raised, and the site has been provided by the City of Tacoma. Ground breaking is scheduled for 2007, and the opening in 2009. It's time for all of us to join in this endeavor. As a member of the board of directors of the museum, and a fervent believer in the importance of preserving our automotive heritage, I encourage all SCMers to participate. You will find a museum membership form on page 35. Please join me in supporting the museum; I ask you to consider the $100 LeMay Driver's Club level of membership (details at lemaymuseum .org). There are exciting times ahead for this project, including far more than just static display areas. Plans call for space to house the largest-scale collector car, custom and hot rod conventions and auctions, along with massive storage and restoration facilities. A membership in the LeMay will keep you up-to-date on all of these activities, and even more importantly, will be your way of supporting America's car museum.• Sports (or Market

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Kensington Motor Group—New England Fall Classic Where: Uncasville, CT When: November 5 Web: newenglandfallc lassic. com Alongside a 1958 AustinHealey 100-6, a 1960 Jaguar XK 150 DHC 3.8, and a 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500, Peter Mole and company will auction off a 1937 MG TA "Trials Special" in Cream Cracker livery, and fitted with a 55-hp 1,600-cc VA engine. Potts Collector Car Auction Where: Hilton Head Island, SC When: November 5 Web: pottsauction.com The sale, in its inaugural year, will be held alongside the 4th Annual Hilton Head Island Concours d' Elegance. It will feature an eclectic mix of consignments, like a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS from long term ownership, a fully restored and documented 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Six Pack, and a rare 1957 Ford Thunderbird with the supercharged "F code" engine. Silver Auctions 1900 Phebus Aster 3 1/2-hp two-seater offered by Bonhatns Bonhams—Vintage Motor Cars and Related Automobilia Where: London, U.K. When: November 4 Web: bonhams.com Held in conjunction with the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, the sale will feature eligible pre-1905 cars of the era, including a 1900 Phebus Aster 3 1/2-hp two-seater, estimated at $50k-$60k. Also expect a steam-powered 1900 Locomobile Spindle Seat runabout with a $44k-$50k estimate, and a 1903 Rambler 6 1/2-hp runabout predicted to fetch $35k-$40k. Kruse — November Classic Where: Auburn, IN When: November 4-6 Web: kniseinternational.com Now in its third year, and complete with a new name, this sale will feature many carryover lots from the Fall Classic. Among them are a 1968 Pontiac GTO with a 400-ci V8, 4-speed and Rallye wheels, a numbers-match- 12  ing 1969 Dodge Dart Swinger, with a 340-ci V8 and Torquefiite 727 transmission, and a 1949 Mercury convertible with only 3,270 miles on the original flathead V8. — Spokane Where: Spokane, WA When: November 5 Web: silverauctions.com In addition to American classics and muscle, Silver will Kensington Motor Group offers this 1937 MG TA "Trials Special" Sports Car Market

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Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. E-mail auction info to: stefangsportscarmarket.com England - Nov. 4 BONHAMS - London Washington - Nov. 5 PETERSEN - Indiana — Ridgefield Nov. 4- KRUSE - Connecticut — KENSINGTON - South Carolina — POTTS — Small cars at Silver's big sale sell off some micro cars at its annual hometown sale, including a 1957 Messerschmitt 1CR200, a 1958 BMW Isetta 300, and 1962 Crofton Bug. Bonhams & Butterfields Where: Los Angeles, CA When: November 12 Web: bonhams.com Look for an original and unrestored 1913 Flying Merkel. This innovative 750-cc V-twin racer from the famous American builder was discovered after 70 years of storage, and is expected to fetch as much as $125k. Also expect a 1937 Brough Superior SS-100, estimated at $100k, and a 1933 Matchless Silver Hawk formerly owned by Steve McQueen. Kruse Leake - — Dallas Collector Car Auction Where: Dallas, TX When: November 18-20 Web: kruseinternational.com This will be the 33rd year for the largest collector car auction in Texas. The consignment list includes over 500 cars, so you can expect a bit of everything, like a fully restored and documented 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird—one of only 716. In addition, don't miss the 1970 Dodge Challenger 340, equipped with a Hurst pistol-grip 4-speed, Rally dash, bucket seats, and posi-traction rear end, and a 1961 Jaguar Mk IX saloon, with a/c, power steering, twin tanks, wood dash and trim, and all manuals. McCormick — Palm Springs 39th Collector Car Auction Where: Palm Springs, CA When: November 19-20 Web: classic-carauction.com Keith McCormick's sale once again returns to the Spa Resort and Casino. With room for 350 lots, there will be no shortage from which to choose. Chief among them will be a numbers matching 1966 Ford Mustang GT convertible. Fresh from long term ownership, it has just received a full restoration to showroom condition. Also expect a two-owner 1967 Pontiac GTO convertible, with a rebuilt motor and a ground-up restoration to as-new condition, and a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner clone, built to factory specs with a 383-ci V8, 3x2-bbl carbs, and Hurst 4-speed.• December 2005  Washington — SILVER - France — California — 6 Auburn Nov. 5 Uncasville Nov. 5 Hilton Head Island Nov. 5 Spokane Nov. 7 ARTCURIAL - Paris Nov. 12 BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS — Los Angeles Arizona — SILVER - Nov. 12- Texas — Nov. 18KRUSE - Italy — California — MCCORMICK - Coys - 13 Fort McDowell 20 Dallas Nov. 19 Padua Nov. 1920 Palm Springs England - Nov. 22 BONHAMS - Yorkshire England - Nov. 22-23 H&H — Buxton Arizona — Texas — ICA - ICA - Nov. 25 Gilbert Nov. 25 Houston Florida — RM — Texas — KRUSE - Mar. 11 Amelia Island Mar. 24 Florida — BARRETT- Missouri — Dec. 2Kansas City MECUM — Oklahoma — PREMIER — Dec. 3- England — BONHAMS - England — CHRISTIE'S - Texas — KRUSE - 4 Oklahoma City Dec. 5 London Dec. 6 Dec. 9- London 11 Houston North Carolina - Dec. 10 WORLDWIDE - Raleigh England - Dec. 12 BARONS - Surrey Switzerland - Dec. 17 BONHAMS - Gstaad France - Dec. 19 ARTCURIAL - Paris 13 4 Fredericksburg Mar. 31 JACKSON - Palm Beach Minnesota - Mar. 31 MIDAMERICA - St. Paul Oregon — Feb. 4 PETERSEN - Florida — RM — Salem Feb. 10 Boca Raton New Jersey — Feb. 23KRUSE - Atlantic City Oklahoma — LEAKE - Feb. 24 Oklahoma City 26 Florida — KRUSE — Jan. 68 Ft. Lauderdale Nevada - Jan. 12 MIDAMERICA - Las Vegas Arizona - Jan. 14-22 BARRET- Arizona — Arizona — RM — JACKSON - Jan. 19- 21 RUSSO AND STEELE - Jan. 20 Phoenix Arizona — Jan. 26KRUSE - Scottsdale Florida — Jan. 27MECUM — Arizona — 28 Kissimmee Jan. 28 RUSSO AND STEELE - Scottsdale 29 Scottsdale Scottsdale

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The Inside Line News • Two committees of classic car enthusiasts have been created to guide the Pebble Beach Concours. The Steering Committee will make long-range recommendations regarding automotive milestones, manufacturers, designers, etc., while the Selection Committee will work with management to identify the field of competitors for the 2006 and 2007 events. Both committees report to Concours chairman Sandra Kasky Button. www.pebblebeachconcours.net. (CA) • The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) has established a relief fund for its state associations in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama for its members affected by Hurricane Katrina. NIADA has jump-started the fund with a donation of its own, and asked its members and state associations across the nation to contribute. 817.640.3838, wwvv.niada.com. (TX) • Supporters driving more than 60 collector cars through downtown Lansing, MI, met with Michigan state legislators in September in support of "No Collector Car Left Behind," a bill proposed by the Hagerty Collector Network. If passed, the SCM Happenings • SCM Auction Analyst Dave Kinney has made arrangements for 25 SCMers to visit the Tucker Museum in Alexandria, VA, for a free museum tour that will take place the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26. Expect to spend at least two hours at the museum, and don't forget to bring a camera. This is a private museum, and you will be the guests of owner David Cammack. All responses should be via e-mail; tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. usappraisal@aol.com . (VA) • The ninth annual SCM Barrett-Jackson Insider's Seminar with Editor Keith Martin will take place January 18-19, 2006. Admission to "Driving Your Investment Home" includes field walks conducted by SCM auction analysts: $295 for one subscriber, $525 for a subscriber and guest; deadline is January 1,2006. Contact us at 503.261.0555 ext. 206, or project@sportscarmarket.com . www.sportscarmarket.com . (AZ) • SCM is currently suspending subscriptions in ZIP codes beginning with 369, 393, 394, 395, 396, 700, 701, and 704 due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. We will change the status as the USPS allows. Subscriptions will be extended as necessary. If you have an address change, or would like to temporarily suspend your subscription, please contact us at 503.261.0555 ext. 204, or www.sportscarmarket.com . bill will offer reasonable registration categories and fair registration fees based on limited usage and the ability to drive a collector car occasionally. 800.922.4050, www.hagerty.com. (MI) • Beginning January 22, the Orlando Museum of Art will feature "The Art of the Motorcycle," based on the 1998 exhibition that opened at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. More than 70 examples will be on display, illustrating the motorcycle's place in culture and design history. 407.896.4231, www.omart.org. (FL) • The Road & Track "Car We Would Most Like to Drive" Award was recently given to Colin Comer, President of Colin's Classic Auto and SCM contributor, for his 1965 289 Cobra at the Brian Redman International Challenge at Road America. The "Best Street Car" Award at the same event also went to Coiner, for his 1965 GT350. 800.365. RACE, www.roadamerica.com . (WI) Events • The Buckeye Bullet, the world's fastest electric car, will be one of the star attractions gt, • The Ferrari Club of America will present a charity event, "Celebrating the Art of the Automobile," A Collection of Photographs by Jonathan Kendall, on November 6 in Annapolis, MD. There will also be an auction of Kendall's work, as well as fine automobiles on display. Proceeds will benefit The Children's Guild, which has been meeting the needs of children with emotional and behavioral challenges •for 50 years. Al tickets must be purchased in advance, please call 410.444.3800 ext. 139, www.ferrariclubofamerica.org . (MD) at the Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance, held November 3-6. At three feet tall, two feet wide, and over 30 feet long, its battery powers it to 308 mph. The car is the result of an undergraduate student project at Ohio State University's Center for Automotive Research. www .hhiconcours.net. (SC) • The 2005 New Jersey Motorsports Expo, to be held November 11-13 in Asbury, NJ, will feature vendors, super cars, exotics, vintage collectibles and accessories. www.njmotorsportsexpo.com . (NJ) • Experience the Goodwood Festival of Speed with a group of fellow SCM gearheads. Join Keith Martin on the SCM/ Steve Austin's Great Vacations Car Collector's Dream Tour, June 18-26, 2006. Guest speakers currently scheduled include Sir Stirling Moss, Derek Bell, and Alain de Cadenet. Visits to museums and restoration shops included as well. Space extremely limited to ensure a quality experience. See details on page 14 133 of this issue. 800.452.8434, steveaustin@colton.com ; www.sportscannarket.com.• W '11111rilrel' SEMA Show Las Vegas — Nov. 1-4 semashow.com (NV) Vintage Track Day at Roebling Road Raceway — Nov. 3 hhiconcours.com (SC) Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance — Nov. 3-6 hhiconcours.com (SC) Best of France and Italy — Nov. 5 franceanditaly.com (CA) New Jersey Motorsports Expo — Nov. 11-13 njmotorsportsexpo.com (NJ) Daytona Turkey Rod Run — Nov. 24-27 turkeyrun.com (FL) LE JOG Reliability and Touring Trial — Dec. 3-6 hero.org.uk Pomona Car Show & Swap Meet — Dec. 4 pomonaswapmeet.com (CA) Sports Car Market

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You Write We Read  All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: vouwrite@sportscarmarket.com portscarmarket.com Sports Car Market Editor & Publisher General Manager Art Director I BUY, YOU LIKE. WHEW. Dear SCM: Knock me over with a feather! As a subscriber, I did not expect to see my most recent purchase, an Alfa Giulia SS, in a Profile (October, p. 48). Thanks mostly for agreeing the price of the 1965 Alfa SS was fair, otherwise I would have had to stash the issue under my bed. The panels are very nice, glass and chrome all there and in good shape. It needs, as Editor Martin noted, a correct grille, which has been ordered—they are available in Germany. I am trying to authenticate the upholstery, and the paint will need a re-do, but the motor is the original. I'll know better once I get into it what else needs attention, but then the joy of the journey is not knowing the end. Regarding Martin's question about the chronology, I have consulted a booklet called Car Wars Volume 1, published in Milan by Italians Automobilia in 2003. It is clear the SS came to market before the SZ, though Scaglione of Bertone and Zagato may have both commenced design at the same time. The influence from Bertone's "Bat Car" prototypes on the 1900 chassis is undeniable. The SS has a drag coefficient of 0.29—incredible for the period. Like Martin, I like to try different rides; for example, in this category of sports/touring cars I also have a Mercedes-Benz 190SL, a Facel Vega III, and a Lotus Europa TC, and now the Alfa Sprint Speciale—sort of a mini UN of autos. Each is driven to work depending on what I have for breakfast that day.—Greg Millard, Santee, CA SPRINT SPECIALE ORIGINALE Dear SCM: In the October "Alfa Romeo Profile," Editor Martin asked for comments concerning the evolution of the Sprint Speciale. Here is what I believe to be true. All narratives I have been able to find suggest that Bertone developed the original SS as a coupe proposal with competition potential for under-1 ,300-cc classes and events. Originally to be built on the Giulietta Spider Veloce chassis, the production version of the car 16 Editorial Manager Auction Editor Copy Editors KEITH MARTIN DAVID SLAMA KIRSTEN ONODAY KRISTEN HALL-GEISLER STEFAN LOMBARD PAUL DUCHENE BILL NEILL Senior Auction Analysts DAVE KINNEY Auction Analysts RICHARD HUDSON-EVANS JOHN APEN B. MITCHELL CARLSON DANIEL GRUNWALD Contributing Editors Thanks for agreeing the orice of the 1965 Alfa SS was fair, otherwise I would have had to stash the issue under my bed proved to be a reasonably viable long-course car but was too heavy (probably due to the unitized body construction, generous front and rear overhangs, and large areas of glass) to handle well in cornering on tighter courses. Zagato, seizing the opportunity, proposed the lighter, tidier Sprint Zagato to Alfa management after building several similar customer-ordered specials using 1300 Sprint Veloce components. Finding themselves invested in a sports car that wasn't going to be competitive in racing, Alfa Romeo opted to enter it in the GT market, falling into the same general price category as the E-type Jaguar with two fewer cylinders and approximately 2,500 cc less displacement (and performance). The Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale went through five stages of styling development by the House of Bertone, starting with a prototype and ending with a concept: 1. The Sprint Speciale prototype was developed by Franco Scaglione for Bertone and first shown late in 1957. This was a tube-framed prototype body on the shorter Spyder chassis, and was the production-intent result of the earlier aerodynamic design research Scaglione had begun on an Abarth show car displayed at Turin in 1953 (Scaglione's first major work for Nuccio Bertone), later purchased by Packard (recently discovered in a shed in New England and featured in SCM), and continuing with BATs 5, 7, and 9, the Berlina Aerodynamica Technica series of Alfa 1900-based aerodynamic studies through the mid-1950s. Every Scaglione-designed Alfa SS shows the influence from all these exercises, applying the functional aerodynamics lessons learned. 2. The first production version of the 1,300-cc Giulietta SSs debuted in 1959, and while these reflected the styling theme established by the SS prototype, there are, in comparison to the prototype, subtle proportional differences. The first Giulietta SSs were all stamped-steel unitized construction, built on the shortened Giulietta Sprint chassis, with added details, such as side turn signal "repeaters," to meet regulations for production cars. They were also slightly taller cars than the prototype, with more ground clearance and slightly greater overall height (added to the roof for headroom). The front-end styling was translated literally from the prototype, which had the front intake where the bumpers would normally reside, hence the "lownose" designation for these cars. 3. The third styling evolution of these cars was the secondgeneration Giulietta SS, mechani- STEVE AHLGRIM GARY ANDERSON CARL BOMSTEAD COLIN COMER JOHN DRANEAS DONALD OSBORNE JIM SCHRAGER MICHAEL SHEEHAN THOR THORSON Contributors KATHY KARAPONDO RAYMOND MILO MARIT ANNE PETERSON ROB SASS STEVE SERIO 1.1. 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cally identical to the previous cars, with drum brakes in front and the 1,300-cc Veloce engine, but with restyling to meet export regulations for bumpers and lighting that would be the look of all Sprint Speciales until production ended in 1966. The front fenders end in a pair of seven-inch round headlamps that are higher and further apart than those found on the "lownose" cars, and the entire grille was both higher relative to the ground than previously styled and spread from headlight to headlight, underscored by a provisional chrome bumper spaced by steel tubes off the sheet metal and wrapping around the sides. Significant detail differences also exist elsewhere on the body; in fact, a comparison of "lownose" and "bumper" Giuliettas indicates that perhaps only the doors and side and back glass are unchanged. Virtually all other body panels were revised for the new version. The windshield header angles a few degrees higher to improve upward vision, the rear deck cut lines go off the trailing edge of the panel rather than in a "racetrack" pattern as on the first Giulietta SSs, and there is also a vestigial rear bumper with chrome "rub bars" running back along the rear quarters and ending in small round reflectors. 4. In 1963, the displacement increase to 1,600 cc resulted in the "Giulia" designation, consistent with the other cars in the product lineup; the SSs also got front disc brakes. For the Giulia SS, exterior hardware detail was revised, with new "Giulia 1600" nameplates and oblong repeater lights replacing the smaller round lights on the front fenders of the Giulietta SS. The biggest styling differences were found in the interior, with the addition of a hinged glovebox, a rearranged instrument cluster, and totally restyled instrument panel, doors, and seats. The interior trim colors trended toward a monochromatic scheme, as opposed to the two-tone interiors found in the Giulietta SSs, reflecting tastes from the late '50s. 5. By 1965, a new Sprint Speciale concept was developed by young Georgetto Giugiaro on the same chassis as the previous cars; this car still exists on display in the Alfa Romeo Museum. It retained essentially the same proportions of the previous SS, but translated December 2005  the design in more modern terms, using the design language that would become Giugiaro's trademark look into the 1970s—sheer, tensely curved surfaces with crisp, angular intersections, as opposed to Franco Scaglione's voluptuous, naturally derived forms. Shown by Bertone only as a design concept for a next-generation car, there was never a series production of this car. By the way, Keith Martin bet me a lifetime subscription to SCM when we met at the Concourso Italia at Meadow Brook in Rochester, Michigan, in the summer of 2004, after I described my project. I had optimistically indicated that a restoration on my '65 SS was "well under way" and that we, just having welded on new steel in June, should be completing the restoration by December 2004. He said he would give me the subscription if I met my deadline. In making his wager, he knew he would be safe it is now September 1, 2005, and the body shape is so subtle and complex we are still sanding the body surfaces to get the reflections correct. SS experience tends to generate three consistent sentiments: They are exasperating to restore correctly (rather like reassembling a rust-filled piñata); owners of nice ones swear they will never sell them (but everything is for sale); and they are undervalued on the market (unless you're actually going to buy one). Jon Albert, Bloomfield Hills, MI 930S DON'T GET NO RESPECT Dear SCM: If you click on "Porsche 930" on the eBay Motors Web site, you will see many Porsche 930s being bid or reserved at 50% and over the highest price in the 2005 SCM Pocket Price Guide. I know they are real prices in most cases (consistent with bidder games played by Ferrari and Corvette/ muscle car sellers) because I am a bottom-feeder dealer bidding on some of these. These prices do not include the higher-level dealers and private sales, the average of which should be reflected in your price guide. If you check Black Book (the old CPI) pricing, I feel it is more reflective of the average price 930 and other Porsche models bring. If this were a pricing error on a muscle car or Ferrari, you would be getting scathing correspondence from many readers If this were a pricing error on a muscle car or Ferrari, you would be getting scathing correspondence from many readers. Porsche is probably the most popular sports car ever built, especially in vintage racing, among enthusiasts both rich and poor. They are competitive in every class from the 1950s through the current models. I feel an accurate evaluation should be considered by your team, not to mention more interest on your part to cover one of the greatest cars of all time. Recall the poll taken in 2000 of over 1,500 auto journalists, manufacturers, designers, and engineers worldwide. Few sports cars even made the cut of the 100 finalists. A Porsche 911 was the only sports car standing in the final five of all cars ever manufactured in any category since we left the horse and buggy behind. If a Ferrari had been chosen instead of a Porsche, it still would be mentioned regularly in SCM by the Ferrari faithful. I sometimes feel when I read this magazine that the tail is wagging the dog. Porsche has contributed considerably in concept, design, and engineering for both pleasure drivers and racers alike (D.R. Porsche was also voted in the same poll as the most important automotive engineer of all time).—Anthony Rotheray, Bayside, WI Anthony, we like Porsches. But you have to admit, they have milked a single design, the 911, for longer than anyone could have expected. We are revising 930 prices now for the 2006 Price Guide.—ED. STAY AWAY FROM DAYTONAS Dear SCM: A shudder, like seeing the future, came over me when I read "Shifting Gears" in the October issue, in which Editor Martin noted that he was interested in buying a Ferrari Daytona. I offer the rest of this letter under the heading, "What are friends for?" I'm going to assume you haven't spent a lot of time behind the wheel of a 365GTB/4. I'll further assume you won't be using it in touring events that are 17

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Lastly, I'll assume you will not be using it to supplement your income by teaching parallel parking. All the stories you've heard about the atrocious low- to mid-speed handling characteristics are true. This car was designed for very high-speed Euro travel, not the 'round-town stuff. Even cruising at 75 on the interstate translates to sluggish—and oh, by the way, easy on the brakes. What would one expect from a car that weighs in at 3,885 lbs.? With steering by Armstrong, and a ratio that needs a five-acre field to make a U-turn, Ferrari did not have the U.S. market in mind with the Daytona. However, you've gotten the twelve-cylinder bug, the result of a nasty bite from that 330 America, and it needs to be fed. I can understand that; I've owned a halfdozen or so Daytonas, some taken in trade, some purchased outright for my business, and so loved the style that I thought I might one day find one I could live with, and keep it forever and ever. Alas, use developed my arm size larger than my thigh size (people wondered if it was a birth defect), and I had to retire the fantasy. Well, that V12 sound has to be replaced, no doubt, and I think I can offer you a compromise you can live with and enjoy. I think you should consider one of two cars. The first, which is my first choice (though both are in the same price range) is the "big brother" to the B/4, the 365 GTC/4. Let's look at the comparisons. The C/4 is much more a gentleman's car, vs. the "race car" image—but not the reality—of the Daytona. The C/4 has all the creature amenities of the B/4, and one more: ZF power steering. It has two little Porsche-style back seats, so is it bigger? Yes. The wheelbase is a whole 100 mm longer. Different mechanicals? Sort of; the C/4 has a ZF five-speed mounted in the front, and the B/4 has a five-speed transaxle (real expensive when you go to do the traditionally weak second-gear synchro as you have to take the whole rear-end gearset/transmission combo apart) mounted at the rear. Both motors are the same exact size, though the blocks are different. The C14's has a wet sump and sidedraft Webers vs. the dry sump and downdraft Webers of the B/4. The C/4 adds to its ride quality with an added set of Koni load-levelers in the rear. Both have the same a/c, power brakes, pop-up headlights, and Borrani wire wheel/five-star cast wheel option. And while both cars were designed by Pininfarina, only the C14 was built by them; the B/4 was built by Scaglietti. The build quality, trim, and fit of the PF car are far superior. I know beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and having Mick Jagger hanging off the front of the C/4 has upset some, style-wise. I can assure you that in a muted or dark color, not red or yellow, the "lips" don't factor in. And they never come into play when you're behind the wheel. I defy anyone to ignore the sound this car makes. It may be the best-sounding Ferrari of all time. The car is a rocket, even being 160 lbs. heavier and a whole 12 hp less than the B14. The seating position is much more comfortable and the interior offers much more light, sight, and room. I know you're not going to drive the car to Nova Scotia, but Sports Cor Market

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You Write We Read the trunk would accommodate the luggage if you were. As you have most certainly seen, Daytona prices are through the roof. It's nearly impossible to find a nice car for less than $200,000. For far less than half that, you can buy the best C14 in the world. I know of a few dealers who have excellent examples, and would be pleased to introduce or intercede for you. Since it's the same year as the Daytona, the event status is the same, but the use will be far more fun and comfortable. These are now going on 35 years old, but you'd never know it to drive the C/4. Should you find that you'd like something even more different from the traditional front-engined V12, please give your attention to another extremely underrated and (relatively) inexpensive offering out there, the Ferrari 512 BBi. Built from 1981 through 1984, this rearengined flat-twelve "Boxer" motor (Ferrari calls it a 180-degree V) is the final iteration that started with the 365 Berlinetta Boxer six-carb model. That unit quickly evolved into the 512 (five liters, twelve cylinders vs. the previous 365 cc per cylinder, times twelve, making 4.4 liters) with six Webers. The "i" in BBi is for the Bosch fuel injection, which was far superior to the Webers, which had a tendency to suffer from vapor lock. With this change, Ferrari made a race car for the road that was both tractable at low speeds and aerodynamic at high speeds. While the Daytona looked to Ferraris past, the 512 BBi, modeled after the P-6 race car, looked to the future. Either of these cars would scratch that itch. If you decide to look at 5I 2s, make sure that you only look at the "i" cars; the Webers are just not up to the job. The C/4 suffers none of that, as the front engine gets plenty of cool air from the grille. As a personal note, I've owned all these cars, in multiple, and would pick the Daytona last. I like the C/4 for its versatility and the 512 for its concept. Either would be welcome in my garage. Buono fortuna!—Barry Russinof, Juno Beach, FL Barry, unfortunately for you and my forearms, but fortunately for classic-car sales shops everywhere, logic plays little part in these kinds of decisions. After all of your comparos and numbers 20  Now I'll have to give up my plan of getting rich by marketing Miata badges to disgruntled 'MX-5' owners and rationalizations, ask yourself this: When you go out to your garage and look at the number-one car in your collection, would you rather have it be a Boxer, a C/4, or a Daytona? Case closed.—ED. TREAT ME NICE Dear SCM: I am an SCM subscriber, and I bought the 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8 at Gooding & Company's auction in Pebble Beach. I am not sure if I got a good deal or not, but the car looked good and Gooding puts on a great auction. I live in Pebble Beach, a block away from the auction (right on turn one of the old race course), so I walked down the next morning to pick up the car, paid the nice people, went to the car, checked the water and oil, and drove off. I have driven the car every day and have put over 250 miles on it without doing a thing to it. It was restored to a seemingly high standard and drives and looks great. I can get three of my four kids in it and cruise the forest. I also own two late-model Ferraris, two restored Isettas (SCM did an article on one of them), and a few other cars, but the Healey is by far my favorite and the kids love to be seen in it. I hope you are kind in the writeup on this car, as the $49k I paid for it seems a bit high, but now that I have driven it these past couple of weeks I am thinking of selling my 348 Spider and keeping this as my sole convertible. See you next year, and if you're in the neighborhood, stop and see me. I'll let you pull the gears around the old road course before it is gone forever, replaced by another silly golf course.—David Garello, Pebble Beach, CA As Auction Analyst Dave Kinney said, "Sounds about right to me" (November, p. 68). — ED. MIATA, MIATA, MIATA Dear SCM: Exhorted by your publisher's editorial regarding the baffling decision of Mazda to drop the Miata nameplate, I, along with probably legions of others, e-mailed Mazda USA about the wisdom of this decision. I received a rather sniffy reply reminding me that MX-5 has "always been part of the Miata designation," "brand transference," blah, blah. e-mailed back that I got all that, but they were still abandoning a precious marketing high ground. How enjoyable this morning, while watching Fl qualifying on SPEED, to see the first volley of Mazda TV ads about "reinventing the sports car, with the new MX-5 Miata," both in on-screen graphics and announcer voiceover. Chalk this up as one for the enthusiasts—now I'll have to give up my plan of getting rich by marketing Miata badges to disgruntled "MX-5" owners.—JimMeinklaus, Liverpool, NY HARD TOP VS. FIXED TOP Dear SCM: In the October issue on page 83, you show a hard top for an Aston Martin DB5 drop head, selling price $54,119. Across the page is a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage FHC that sold for $52,038. Am I missing something? Why not buy the whole car and get the hard top on it? Is the hard top for the DB5 really going to extend the car's use? Will he or she now drive it in bad weather? I sure hope so.—Alan Sosnmvitz, Stamford, CT The hard top won't leak oil and will cost less to keep tuned. —ED. ERRATA The high bid on 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa, S/N 0341EU, lot #61 at the Gooding sale was $380,000, not $300,000 as previously reported (November 2005). The car was a no-sale at that amount.• Sports Car Market

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AMERICA by NEON The Ongoing Saga of SCM Subscribers Driving a 1960 Fiat 2100 from Ohio to Oregon Lewis 8c Clark, Italian-Style It seems to be leaking from several points, front to back, which suggests oil leaks have migrated from the engine to the rear By Paul Duchene, with Martin Swig Sal Garcia displays his automotive sensitivity Jim Feldman, the latest Fiat candystriper S CM 's Fiat 2100 sedan has finally completed 99% of its version of the Oregon Trail (including a self-awarded Tinny Trophy at Pebble Beach) and is draining its various bladders in AC specialist and long-time SCMer Jim Feldman's garage in downtown Portland, OR, keeping him busy hustling up automotive bedpans. It seems to be leaking from several points, front to back, which suggests oil leaks have migrated from the engine to the rear. The windshield washer bottle was regularly filled with overflow from the radiator—if only we could have figured someplace to pipe the other fluids. Of course, oil does deter rust, so this may all be a grand plan. Feldman, whose garage is filled with about 15 collectible ACs, is sanguine about his temporary guest, but hopes that it leaves before the EPA becomes aware of its presence in light of the city's green reputation and the current trend of the Fiat fluids to run downhill toward the Willamette River. Months of ownership: 20 Miles driven since purchase: 4,412 Total investment: $3,798.66 Cost per month: $189.93 Cost per mile: $0.86 Cost per day: $6.33 New Car Equivalent: 2006 Toyota Tacoma 2WD, $189/month, 60 month lease (Edmunds.com ) "I don't want to go to Alcatraz over this," he says. SCM contributor Martin Swig coddled the Fiat the last 800 miles from the Monterey Historics north. "The last time I drove a Fiat 2100 was in 1960, when I was sales manager of the Fiat dealership in San Francisco," Swig said. "The 2100, with its Lampredi-designed inline six, came as a sedan or a four-door wagon. A refined, likeable car, but it didn't sell very well and was soon withdrawn." FIAT SUMMARY Swig asked Sal Garcia of Waterfront Automobili in San Francisco to accompany him, as Garcia had nursed a 1934 Fiat Balilla (not the roadster, but a horrid little sedan) through the 2005 California Mille. Swig figured he could do the same in getting the 2100 to Portland. He did, in only two days. "Anyone tackling this normally would have broken it. It takes a lot of TLC. It consumes a lot of water and 22 Only 600 miles and six quarts of oil to go oil. Sal has a special.. .sensitivity," says Swig, recalling that the Siskiyou grades on Interstate 5 reduced the car to 40 mph and caused a lot of worried watching of gauges. Swig commented that he was surprised that nearly everything on the car worked, especially the interior and running lights. "Of course," he added, "it would have been nice if some other things, like the gas gauge, or maybe the valve guides or compression rings on the pistons, had worked as well, but you can't have everything." Now we have only to get the Fiat across town, from Feldman's lockup to the SCM world headquarters. As soon as we can figure out how to fit it with a chassis-long diaper for that trip across the Burnside Bridge, we'll have it on its way home.• Sports En Market

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S U  by Kristen HallGeisler HAT YOU NEED AND ROW TO GET IT CarMansGarage.com . The CoverCar is available for all vintage automobiles of any marque, model, and year. The accompanying nylon storage bag can be personalized with the marque's logo. $425. 800.450.5130, www.carmansgarage.com . These covers, which Ferrari includes with the purchase of a new production car, are now available through Extte)111.0 Group Size 24/24F Perfect as a stocking stuffer or for the office gift exchange, this Gear Shift Wine Not only does the Intellicell battery have a reserve, it will call your cell phone to tell you when your battery is about to die. Reserve Power Cell, LLC, has packed two batteries into the space of a standard car battery, allowing the driver enough time after power has been switched from the main cell to the backup to reach service or find safety. It also has a "power-off" option for vehicle storage. 954.571.7728, www.reservepowercell.com . Stopper is available exclusively from Griot's Garage. The anodized aluminum is fitted with three 0-rings of varying sizes to fit a variety of bottles. $19.99. 800.345.5789, www.griotsgarage.com . 014 " This CMC model of the 1937 Mercedes W125 is the 1937 Nurburgring Grand-Prix #12 driven by Rudolf Caracciola, created in a limited edition of 3,000 pieces. In 1937, Mercedes introduced the new W125, and with this "monster" Caracciola had no problem winning the European title, the Grands Prix of Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium, and the Ciano cup at Livorno. W125 was the most powerful GP car realized before the war and its performances would be exceeded only 30 years after. Its eight cylinders and 5,660 cc produced 646 hp at 5,800 rpm. $169.95. 517.651.6305, www.sportcraftcars.com . 24  Sports Car Market According to their press, "The legend that is Ferrari inspires this sleek Barbie doll." Or at least her sartorial choices. Ferrari Barbie comes dressed in boots, bag, and belt buckle adorned with Prancing Horses, while the lining of her coat features the Ferrari logo. May we suggest an MG Barbie in tweeds? $140. 800.777.4453, www.speedgear.com.

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One for you and one for a friend. These 1:12-scale RC Mercedes - Benz SLK and Porsche 911 rac- ers are about 14 inches long, with proportional steering plus forward and reverse drive. The Mercedes adds a third channel for raising and lowering the power top. Box includes everything you need, even the charger. Porsche, $99.95; Mercedes, $109.95. 8000.726.1199, autosportcatalog.com . Let's say you just paid $99,000 for a Volkswagen bus. How are you going to protect such expensive carpeting without ruining the vibe? Surfboard Mats from Mid America Motorworks, that's how. The durable, 100% polypropylene carpet fiber mats are 48 inches long by 18 inches wide, with either one wide or three narrow stripes in red or blue. They resist mold, mildew, and bacteria, but you're on your own with that patchouli incense. $29.99. 800.500.1500, www.mamamotorworks.com. TOTAL TEAM An' o6 CONTROL 06 If you've ever wondered what it's like to turn laps at speed, drafting behind opponents before you pass, while getting race information barked at you from your crew chief, then check out NASCAR '06: Total Team Control from EA Games. You're in charge as you build your team, sign contracts, compete in races, and try to dominate the Nextel Cup. Available for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. $49.95. www.easports .cominascar2006. Play with Logitech's USB headset and give verbal commands to your entire team as you attempt to become the next Jeff Gordon. $19.95. www.logitech.com. The new leather and wood Kallista steering wheel from Nardi is derived from the one designed specifically for the Zonda F. The aluminum nails in the front and back of the wood grip are real—not paint—and so is the separation line that crosses the wooden grip; the spokes and horn button ring are polished aluminum. This wheel is a universal fit, and can be installed using any universal hub with the use of an adapter ring available from Nardi. Available through special order, call for price. 714.842.5924, vvww.axis-egr.com . December 2005  25

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SCM Picks Navigation Systems Because You Won't Ask for Directions The NavMan seemed to have nav-nesia, and couldn't remember where it was when you last turned it off by Tad Dinsmore but a backup map is still advisable, as all of them had difficulty with at least one destination in our testing. Further, with every unit, their idea of "fastest way" wasn't always true in the real world. Perhaps the real-time traffic updates are the answer to timely arrival. In the end, the Magellan RoadMate 760 proved the standout in terms of performance and total package, and presents a solid value at its street price of just over $800. Cobra NavOne 3000 Magellan in the SCM '63 Corvette T 26  he vintage-car experience doesn't have to include being hopelessly lost, or having a cockpit filled with road maps that are impossible to refold. Our Editor, who seems to have the direction sense of a gnat, asked if we could bring together some of the current portable nay systems and wring them out. And so we did. But first, some background. In 1990, the world's first in-car navigation system with GPS was introduced, and it required a great deal of precision machinery to be installed into the vehicle: eight circuit boards, a five-CD changer, a large antenna, and antivibration measures. The system used a CRT monitor, not the current flat-panel LCD, so the equipment was considerable in both size and cost. Fifteen years later, from the unit mounted to the right of the center console in your vacation rental car to the cutting-edge handheld systems designed to link with a cellular phone, nay is here to stay. The SCM staff compared four of the latest GPS units from the most popular manufacturers to help our readers navigate their way through the technology flooding the market. Overall, any of these four units will get you from point A to point B faster than the process of elimination, We first gave the Cobra to our accountant, Nikki Nalum, to see how easily a nay newbie would be able to program a destination. Nalum returned the unit after a long weekend, entirely stymied by the technology. I sat down with Nikki and found that she had no trouble mounting or powering up the unit, but that the method of entering the destination may be awkward for folks unaccustomed to GPS interfaces—a touch screen with a keyboard would be one easy solution toward user-friendliness. Once I familiarized her with how to enter letters and numbers via the "joybutton," she had a route mapped out in no time. I subsequently took the Cobra system on a 300-mile trip to southern Oregon, and found that the unit was a good performer, though it was a bit bulky and blocked a good portion of the view out the windshield. It locked on to signals quickly, took destinations with relative ease, and recalculated quickly when off course. Nalum's difficulty in programming the Cobra indicates that the unit's software was not intuitive enough for a first-time user; however, a replacement unit called the NavOne 4500 will hit the shelves this holiday season, and Cobra promises the interface is better (and the price is lower). Neat Feature: Auto-shift from an overhead 2D map to an angled 3D map for the final approach of a turn—especially helpful in convoluted intersections. Sports Car Market

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LOT #1309 - 1964 DODGE HEMI CHARGER PROTOTYPE 426(1d/60011p HEMI V8 with an transmission. Professionally restored to exacting specifications C.omplete doLoinentatioo BARRETT-JACKSON have come together to turn Westworld into a world-class venue for your total enjoyment This 35T" ANNIVERSARY EVENT is bigger and better than ever with MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INVESTED IN SITE IMPROVEMENTS alone. Our new gigantic auction structure, the LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD. covers a MASSIVE 6 ACRES. with 3 ACRES specifically designed tor bidder seating, so EVERY BIDDER IS ASSURED A SEAT. There's MORE blacktop. MORE parking. MORE covered display area. MORE shoppim MORE food. and MORE cars for MORE auction action. And with 32 HOURS OF LIVE BROADCAST ON SPEED CHANNEL. this is the year to SEE AND BE SEEN! Come for the people, the excitement, and the cars... OVER 1,000 of the finest collector cars in all categories. ALL AT NO RESERVE' The CITY OF SCOTTSDALE  COLLECTOR CAR EVENTS' LOT #981 - 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD CONVERTIBLE 24.01ip Vii. lush restoration to CTCI exacting specifications Test miles only . MCA National First Place Awards LOT #721 -1960 AUSTINHEALEY 3000 MARK I BT-7 2+2 ROADSTER 3000cc 124hp Iniine t3 .f-speed/overdrive transmission and rare factory hardtop. ALL OFFERED AT NO RESERVEVLI VVU1LIJ • t•tiliotiALE, AZ JANUARY 14-22, 2006 Hut,' ium BARRETT-JACKSON.COM BIDDER INFORMATION AT 480-421-6694 GENERAL INFO ON THE AUCTION HOTLINE 480-663-6255 DAILY CAR UPDATES AT BARRETT-JACKSON COM/AUCTIONCARS LIVE iR(1114 LOT #639 - 1957 MG A CONVERTIBLE 1489ccil2hp Inline 4 with i 4-speed transmission. Complete frame-off restoration in 2002 and niliseinn-kept since completion LOT #991 - 1989 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH 25TH ANNIVERSARY 3 -.21.112.54012,wha 5-speed transmission Very good original condition. lecent engine out service & new Keyiai clutch LOT #1291 -1966 SHELBY COBRA ROADSTER CSX3239 0::cid/500hp VS with a 4-speed transmission Restored with SC upgrades and listed or the Shelby American World Registry LOT #1263 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 427/425 CONVERTIBLE .  o vain transmission. power sleeting and C frame oft iestmation with ii ciiral doramentation

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SCM Picks Navigation Systems TomTom Go 300 This unit was the most compact of the group, and accordingly had the smallest screen. Notes from our field tester, advertising coordinator Kristen Mira, showed that it took awhile to assemble the unit so it could be N mounted. She voiced concern over the suction cup mount, which allowed the unit to drop on multiple occasions. She found the voice warnings accurate and helpful, the layout of the screen intuitive, and the Points of Interest (POI) screen easy to get to. Another concern was the difficulty of entering a destination accurately on such a small screen while the car was moving, even as a passenger (yes, we know the driver should never attempt to enter a destination while the car is in motion, and we promise we won't if you won't). The TomTom also features a Bluetooth interface for real-time traffic and weather updates via a cellular phone (TomTom PLUS—currently no cost for updates through December '06). Neat feature: TomTom also has several downloadable voices for the nay unit at its Web site, including Valley Girl ("You have, like, reached your destination!"). Magellan RoadMate 760 NavMan iCN650 Editor Martin took the NavMan on a trip to Alaska to challenge it with "offthe-beaten-path" requests. While the unit recalculated routes quickly, start-up time was very slow, as it reloaded maps for all 50 states each time it booted up, and also asked to select whether you were in Canada or the U.S. In other words, it didn't seem to remember where it was the last time you turned it on. It also seemed that the unit was not aware of one-way streets, and tried to send Martin down more than one the wrong way. The suction mount won praise for its ease of use and firm grip on the window, as did its user interface. The screen was large and bright, though not a touch screen like some others tested, and directions were voiced loudly and clearly. The NavMan is a solid effort for a relative newcomer to the market, but the software requires revision to be a winner. Neat Feature: The NavMan is the only unit to include a remote control for more "hands-off' data entry—very useful while belted in. NAVIGATION SYSTEM Cobra NavOne 3000 cobra cam TomTom Go 300 tomtom.com Magellan RoadMate 760 magellangps com NavMan iCN650 navman corn 28  DATA ENTRY Joystickstyle button Touch Screen Touch Screen Buttons MEMORY 20GB Hard Drive 1GB SD card, expandable 20GB Hard Drive 2GB Hard Drive * * * * 1/2 * * * SIZE AND ATTRACTIVENESS * * * EASE OF USE * * * * * * * * ** INTELLIGENCE OF SOFTWARE The most popular test unit among the staff was the Magellan RoadMate 760. Magellan is nearly synonymous with navigation, having been the first to circumnavigate...sorry, I mean one of the first companies to offer small, handheld GPS units over a decade ago. A version of the RoadMate is branded Neverlost and installed exclusively in Hertz rental cars. In addition, Magellan products and accessories can be bought at Costco. This latest offering showed that years of experience have allowed them to tailor the unit to everyday users, and everyone who checked this unit out reported it was very easy to use. The Magellan had a perfectly sized touch screen; not too small like the TomTom, and not too big like the Cobra. The "hard" buttons had a good feel, the software was user-friendly and intuitive, and the screen was easy to read with its well-planned layout. The small fold-up antenna (less than one inch tall) helped it lock on to satellite signals quickly. On the downside, the suction cup attachment was sometimes difficult to use, and the helpful split screen, which used an arrow to indicate the direction of an upcoming turn, appeared intermittently and unpredictably. While the Magellan had the best interface and got the most destinations correct, it would only search for "Lagna Seca," which led to some confusion in Monterey, CA. Neat Feature: The "repeat last direction" button, which several testers gave high praise (and grateful thanks) to when the stereo was up too loud to hear it the first time.• TIME TO OVERALL **IA PLOT 30-MILE ROUTE Om 7s *** Om& **** Om 6s ** Om 5s TIME TO PLOT 3,000MILE ROUTE (OR TO FL) PRICE $1,299 (MSRP) Om 12s 1 m lOs Om 12s lm 55s $ 584 (eBay) $ 639 (Amazon) $699 (MSRP) $519 (eBay) $577 (Amazon) $1,099 (MSRP) $  828 (Ebay) $  889 (Amazon) $1,536 (MSRP) $  946 (eBay) $  869 (Amazon) Sports Cur Market

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SCM Our Cars  Two Americans, an Italian, and a Brit Walk into a Bar 1967 CORVETTE 427 COUPE Purchase date and price: November 2000, $41,212 Owner: Dan Grunwald, Auction Analyst Mileage since purchase: About 650 Recent work: Carb rebuilt; alternator has a voltage leak that drains the battery if I leave it connected. This car was my first auction purchase, at a Mecum auction in 2000. It's a Lynndale Blue coupe with a black stinger stripe that goes all the way to the rear. It was born with a 400-hp 427 that was replaced by the previous owner with a 435-hp aluminum-head L-89 engine and four-speed transmission, which I was aware of when I purchased it. I see it as an upgrade rather than simply an NOM; after all, the '69 L-89 engine is a very desirable package by itself. 1939 PACKARD EIGHT Owner: B. Mitchell Carlson, Auction Analyst Purchase date and price: October 1999, $5,000 Mileage since purchase: 160 Recent work: Replaced Hob-Cob Carter carburetor with a proper Stromberg, functional heavy-duty electric fuel pump, and U-joints. Installed the rest of the interior. I had been hankering for a Packard for some time, and figured that this '39 with overdrive and plenty of options (including factory-installed tachometer) would be the ticket. The car showed 19,600 miles, the rear brake rivets have not been drilled out, and the front springs even had the original factory paper labels on them. Mecum also sent me the original tank sticker, which I didn't know existed when I decided to bid. The body and paint were nicely done about 20 years prior by an enthusiast in Arizona who died before he could finish the rest of the car. A vagabond teacher bought it from the estate, and several inept parties reassembled it to the point of being annoyingly quasifunctional. I put aluminum wheels and radial redlines on it, and replaced a transmission bearing. I also sent the radio to a guy for a rebuild, but it still doesn't work very well. Not that I notice—the side pipes are music themselves, and you can't hear the radio till you shut off the engine anyway. I must admit that I occasionally beat on it a little. If you don't give this car a little spirited exercise, it will hardly run. I don't have a glove to throw down, but I do hereby challenge Editor Martin to a contest anytime with his '63 split-window. 30  Over the last five years, I've been returning it to a condition that befits a Packard. This meant getting back to a nearly bare body and starting all over. The interior presented the greatest challenge, using the remains of the original as patterns for new upholstery. It was running after a valve job, but would stall out. This continued to harass me until I finally broke down and made some consignor's year on eBay and bought the correct NOS carburetor this spring. Sure enough, that cured it. I need to have the last surviving local Packard-trained mechanic lay hands upon the problematic overdrive unit. But it's good to have the Boss of the Road functional again. 1999 LOTUS ESPRIT V8 Owner: David Slama, General Manager Purchase date and price: May 2004, $41,500 Mileage since purchase: 6,300 Recent work: Currently undergoing 48,000-mile service, which has turned into a mild restoration, including new clutch, tires, switches, control arm, door panels, wheel and glass repairs... help. After four long, boring, and predictable years behind the wheel of a 1989 Porsche C4, I was, as my boss called it, "car horny" for something new and exciting. As a certified car freak, determining the next car is a full-time job, and although fun, it can be very challenging. Foremost, I was looking for a car that I could drive every day, spin the rear wheels in (my inner adolescent was starved with the C4), and buy for $40k. There is nothing out there with more bang for the buck than an Esprit. Their shabby build quality and low status ensures that prices stay low. With 350 hp from the 3.5-liter twin turbo V8 pushing just 3,000 pounds, acceleration is a rush. Just yesterday I was giving someone a ride, and after slowing to a controlled speed, he said, "I was a bit scared." I replied, "So was I." My time with the Esprit has been relatively trouble-free, with only a random hole in one of the oil coolers to put it out of commission. Fighting five o'clock traffic is the biggest downside to the car and has inspired me to start thinking about its replacement. Despite that, I'm glad I bought it and would recommend the car to anyone. 1952 LANCIA ARDEA Owner: Donald Osborne, Contributing Editor, Branding and Events Director Purchase date and price: October 2003, trade for 1967 Lancia Fulvia Sport Mileage since purchase: 1,800 Recent work: Brakes rebuilt, driveline balanced. When creating the Ardea, Lancia engineers seem to have identified the challenge, devised the logical, expedient solution, and then executed it in the most elegant and expensive manner possible. All nuts and washers are brass, and the front cover of the engine has a cast Lancia emblem on the bottom, where it can only be seen when the engine is removed. This is how Lancia managed to bankrupt itself three times. Introduced in 1939 and produced until 1952, the Ardea has pre-war looks with a semi-synchro five-speed transmission, the first ever fitted to a production car. It boasts hydraulic brakes and the sophisticated Lancia "sliding pillar" independent front suspension. The 903-cc engine doesn't give much grunt for stoplight grands prix, but it can hold its own on a modern highway, cruising comfortably, if a bit noisily, in fifth gear at 65 mph. The car's abilities in modern traffic fooled me into taking it on the New England 1000 rally in May 2004. In spite of the Ardea's prowess on the interstate, it was unfortunately defeated by regular ascents and descents to and from 2,000 feet. Since we've returned to the more gentle Berkshire foothills of Connecticut, I've enjoyed many great drives in the Ardea, most recently to the Fall Vintage Festival at Lime Rock.• Sports Car Market

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The Showrooms - since 1919 Coys showrooms have been synonymous with fine and elegant motor cars since the company first opened in 1919. We are able to offer our clients unrivalled facilities for sale. Our long established showroom facility along side its sister international auction department makes Coys a unique and iconic international specialist company. COYS FOUNDED 1919 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB Berlinetta Chassis 2669, the magnificent example offered for sale, was delivered in 1962, to M Marriotti of Switzerland. In recent years the car has undergone some extremely comprehensive work, to include engine rebuild and full gearbox rebuild. 2669 has taken part in a number of recent rallies to include the London Lisbon Rally and the Tour Auto in which the car is a well known multi entrant. The car is supplied with FIA and FIVA identity papers. Porsche 917-10 — Chassis Number 1 Being offered for sale for the first time ever and directly from the collection of its only private owner. Coys are proud to offer this most important Porsche 917 sports racing car. This is the Willi Kousen car which competed so ferociously and successfully in the early 1970s. One of the most historic surviving Sports racing Porsches of all time and one of the most authentic and original to ever be offered for sale. 1959 Cooper Maserati T51 - Ex Scuderia Centro-Sud This car has been raced extensively throughout Europe to include the Monaco Historic Grand Prix and remains one of the most charismatic and popular cars of its era. 1991 Ferrari F40 The synonymous and iconic supercor of the 80's and early 90's, and the last car that Enzo Ferrari had a hand in developing. This stunning example has covered less than 5000 miles from new and is being offered for the first time ever from one of the most important Ferrari Collections in the world. 1956 Bentley Si Continental Drophead Coupe by Park Ward This beautiful condition, left hand drive car was restored to a high standard in 1994. Presented in burgundy with tan, this car features the most desirable options of power steering and power hood. Original Carrera R$ 1973 Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 FIA Rally Car This particular left hand drive Carrera RS and is presented in full rally specification. This matching number competitive racing car has been significantly uprated with RSR cylinder heads and distributor and 910 ignition box. This ready to rally car is supplied with FIA papers. To view our showroom stock of over 40 cars please visit our web site. WWW. COYS.CO.UK BUSINESS HOURS 9.30AM TO 6.00P54 WEEKDAYS 10.00AM TO 4.00PM SATURDAYS Queen's Gate Mews, London SW7 5QJ T. 0044 20 7584 7444 F. 0044 20 7584 2733 E. sales@coys.co.uk W. www.coys.co.uk

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Affordable Classic 1964-1970 Maserati Mistral If you decide to restore a Mistral, forget the scuba gear and go find Alvin, the Titanic submersible. You will be that far under water By Rob Sass T he cold wind that gave its name to Maserati's 1964 Mistral spells the end of summer in the south of France. The model heralded an even colder and more inhospitable wind in the form of crippling taxes, fuel shortages, idiotic U.S. regulations, and the ignominy of ownership by Citroen that nearly spelled the end of Maserati itself. But in an almost Machiavellian revenge, the Maserati V6 (which should have been a V8 anyway) in the SM coupe contributed to Citroen's collapse and purchase by Peugeot when its cam-chain tensioners turned out to be as short-lived as an Italian government. Frua's Mistral is smaller and more sporting than an Aston Martin DB4 or a Ferrari 250 GTE. It's a pretty, airy, and practical body with a rear hatchback that is much more graceful than coach-built efforts on the larger 5000 GT chassis. All the right details are present: a fastback roofline, hood scoop, side vents, Borrani wire wheels, and just the right amount of chrome trim from a marque with a storied name and a serious competition pedigree. As an aside, if you see something that looks like a huge Mistral that someone shoehorned a 428 Ford into, buy it. It's a very rare AC 428. In possibly one of the shiftiest moves of all time, Frua sold nearly the same design to the moribund AC of England. Honestly, did they think no one would notice? (Of course, the wisdom of selling a 7-liter, 7-mpg car in 1968 England, when gas was already $1 a gallon, probably explains their rarity.) Before this operatic final act, there was a prolific period of creativity by the storied Modenese company that saw the creation of the Mexico, Ghibli, Sebring, Indy, and Mistral. Excellent cars, they have been largely overlooked by collectors—with the exception of the Ghibli (which cynics view as a Ferrari for which you can't get spare parts). 32  Regardless of Frua's shameless double-dealing, everything about the Mistral says high-dollar Latin exotic. Yet the best Mistral coupe on the planet would be hard pressed to break $45,000, and SCM rates the best Spyders at only $81,000. The answer to the value question is under the hood. Enthusiasts prefer Italian exotics with twelve, rather than six cylinders. What is perfectly okay in an Aston is dismissed in a Maserati. Even the performance tends to be overlooked. This isn't your run-of-the-mill six, but a twin-plug, DOHC unit directly descended from the 300S competition car. The black crackle-finish cam covers with the Maserati name and Trident look spectacular. About the only real knock against the powerplant is the fact that it was topped out. It had been stroked to the point that it was no longer free-revving and perhaps an even greater sin for Italians—the exhaust note wouldn't turn heads in the piazza. In any event, the Mistral was the swan song for the big Maserati six. Perhaps as revenge for the AC 428 scam, the British got even. Think fuel injection, courtesy of Lucas, Prince of Darkness. It's true: Folks who couldn't make a generator last longer than the life of a fruit fly were dabbling with mechanical fuel injection. Perhaps they were smarting from WWII, when Germans piloting injected Daimler-Benz-powered Messerschmitts could elude British fighters through maneuvers that caused carbureted Rolls-Royce Merlins to quit. It's possible that Lucas petrol injection can be set up correctly by an experienced technician, but finding one in the U.S. is as likely as finding a competent alchemist. Mercifully, most Sebrings and Mistrals that I have seen have been converted to Webers. As I know neither an alchemist nor a competent Lucas PI guy, I would much prefer a carbureted car, even though the Maserati purists say a properly set-up injected car runs sweeter. If you're absolutely determined to have fuel injection, find a mechanic in Vancouver or Toronto Canada got fuel-injected Triumph TR5s, so there is some institutional memory and spare parts. If the outside of a Mistral looks the part, so does the inside, with no fewer than seven gorgeous Smiths or Jaeger gauges, delightfully indecipherable rocker and toggle switches, some chrome trim, and a passenger grab handle. Unlike the Mexico, Sebring, and Indy, the Mistral makes no pretense about being anything more than a two-seater. The short-wheelbase box-section chassis makes for a relatively light curb weight of about 2,800 lbs. With abundant torque and 240 hp from the 3.7-liter, and 250 hp from the 4.0-liter engine, contemporary road tests showed the Mistral to be very quick. Italian tests claimed 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) in 6.8 seconds. Even allowing for extraordinary abuse or national pride on the part of the testers, the Mistral compares favorably to the Lamborghini Spoils Car Market

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400 GT and Ferrari 275 GTS and will show a clean pair of heels to a DB4 or DB5 for less than half the price. On the road, the Mistral's relatively small size and short wheelbase work in its favor. Nimble compared to other GTs of the era, it brakes and handles reasonably well, considering its pedestrian live axle and leaf-spring rear suspension. The ZF five-speed is pleasant enough, but Maserati also offered a three-speed automatic—a guaranteed deal-breaker today. Like any other exotic, a Mistral can be frighteningly expensive to restore—without the Ferrari value light at the end of the tunnel. The box section chassis are prone to rust and vintage Maserati parts (when available) are ambitiously priced by a single source. Fragile items like trim and switchgear might as well be worn as jewelry. If you decide to restore a fright-pig Mistral, forget the scuba gear and go find Alvin, the Titanic submersible. You will be that far under water. That said, there are misguided enthusiasts out there who, just as every SCMer has done with other marques, have ignored this advice and spent two to three times the value of these cars in restoring them. Obviously, those are the ones to buy. DETAILS Years produced: 1963-71 Number produced: 948 Original list price: $14,400 5CM Valuation: $25,000-$35,000 (coupe) Tune-up/major service: $1,500 Distributor cap: $1,050 Chassis #: Plate in engine compartment Engine #: Stamped on front of cam (over and on side of block Club: TMC, P.O. Box 5300, Somerset, NJ 08875-5300 USA Web: themaseraticlub.com Alternatives: 1966-72 Fiat Dino spider, 1968-69 Lamborghini Islero, 1967-72 Intermeccanica Italia SCM Investment Grade: C Make sure your catch wears a set of Borrani knockoff wire wheels, or budget for the purchase of a set. More so than most cars, wire wheels really make the Mistral sing. Even the very pretty Spyder looks bland with alloys. Strangely, resale red is not the most complimentary color for a Mistral. Dark colors and light metallics like silver and ice blue emphasize their elegant lines. The market's lack of attention thus far can be attributed to the prevailing opinion that A-list Italian exotics must have a V12 (excepting the Dino 246). The Mistral's later stablemate, the Ghibli, also represents a glass ceiling. The Ghibli is undervalued, and since it boasts a V8 and an even prettier body designed during Giugiaro's stint with Ghia, FR/WTI' fl`zz;lw "We Shade Your Passion for Classic Cars RAIL - -4 41fir you won't see a $50,000 Mistral as long as a Ghibli can be had for that sum. When the Ghibli takes off (and recent activity suggests it might), the Mistral will probably appreciate to the Ghibli's present level. Which is why I'm in the market for a Mistral now. • ROB SASS, Business Development Manager of FedEx Custom Critical Passport Auto Transport, has been collecting and restoring affordable classics since he was 16 years old. Toll Free (800) 678-5173  December 2005 Instant Quotes Online www parishheacock com 33

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Legal Files John Draneas Will You Take $2,500 for Your Smashed MG? Owners make the mistake of believing that adjusters are supposed to be "fair" when settling a claim D ear Legal Files: 1 own a 99,000-mile 1971 MGB-GT that was in excellent condition and drove like new when it was hit by a negligent driver, who was clearly at fault and was cited by the police. I don't want to get my insurance company involved, so I have been trying to settle my claim with the other driver 's insurance company, but seem to be getting nowhere. They made me a ridiculous offer of $2,500 to total the car, which I rejected outright. Several months have passed, and I still get no contact from them. I wrote to the Ohio Insurance Board about a month ago. All I got back was a form letter, and still no contact from the insurance company. I hesitate ance company unless a specific state statute provides otherwise— which would be unusual. But your attorney will know if there is any hope in this regard. For example, Oregon law allows the recovery of attorney fees for damage to personal property (cars fit that category) where the amount claimed is not more than $5,500. And you can be clever with that. Say your claim is $7,000. You might be better off suing for $5,500 and recover your legal fees than to sue for $7,000 and pay your own legal fees. CALL YOUR INSURER We say $7,000, they say $2,500 to hire an attorney and start spending my own money when I am the victim entitled to due compensation. Can you suggest what! might be able to do?—J.B., Canton, Ohio. Insurance claims seem to be the continuing bane of collector car owners. Part of the problem is that insurance claims adjusters are accustomed to dealing with damaged Dodge minivans, and often can't tell the difference between a collector car and just a very old used car. Their tendency is to assume that it's just an old used car, declare it totaled, write a small check, and move on to the next file. Another part of the problem is that car owners make the mistake of believing that insurance adjusters are supposed to be fair when settling the claim. None of us expects a car dealer to be fair when selling us a car; why should we expect an adjuster to be fair when buying our wrecked car? The laws do require insurance companies to act in good faith, but "good faith" is quite a bit different from "fair." It leaves plenty of room for negotiation and difference of opinion about value, and also just plain ignorance. It's not surprising that the state agency wasn't any help. They aren't consumer protection advocates who make sure you get full compensation. If they check into the situation and the insurance adjuster tells them that they are trying to settle the claim, but that you keep insisting on more money than your car is worth, it's usually enough for the agency to label it as a legitimate dispute and close their file. SORRY, YOU NEED A LAWYER J.B.'s best course is to make an admittedly undeserved investment in an attorney. That will tilt the scale in several ways. It makes it clear that you are serious. It makes it clear that unwanted legal expense for the insurance company will likely follow if suit is filed. And, perhaps most important, it often brings the negotiations higher up the insurance company's ladder to a person who has broader authority to settle claims. But sometimes none of that happens until suit is filed. You have to be prepared for that, if it turns out to be the only way to get full compensation for your loss. The SCM Price Guide indicates that J.B.'s MG is worth about $7,000. The difference between that and what the insurance company has already offered is $4,500. I hate to rub salt into the wound, but the attorney fees will easily become a significant erosion of the recovery, because one is legally unable to get reimbursement from the insur- J.B. may have made another mistake by not involving his own insurance company. He may be worried that his insurance premium might rise or his policy might get canceled if he made a claim against it, or perhaps he just feels that fairness dictates that the other driver's insurance pay the claim and he wants to assure that. But trying to do too much here might be working to his disadvantage. Where the other driver is clearly at fault, there is no way that your insurance company is going to pay for the damage to your car. All they will do is negotiate the claim with you and the other company. Since they know that they are spending the other company's money, they will likely be more liberal about the value of the car. And they generally won't be able to penalize you for the claim when they didn't incur any loss. PREVENTION IS THE BEST CURE Finally, J.B. is not dealing with a company that specializes in collectible cars, and would be better off if he were. The specialty companies offer two advantages. One is that they know collector cars and are more willing to recognize their true value. The other is that they offer the opportunity to establish an agreed value for your car. If it is totaled, the agreed value is paid without further debate. And if, as here, the damage was the other driver's fault, your insurance company will pay your claim at the agreed value and then take on the other driver's insurance company to get reimbursement. At that point, what can the other company possibly say about the value of the car? • JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney and car collector in Oregon. His comments here are general in nature and are not a substitute for consultation with an attorney. 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Events Radnor Hunt Concours _ 100 Motor Cars Janet Guthrie and Brock Yates entertained dinner guests with stories of their Indianapolis 500 and Cannonball Baker Memorial Trophy experiences by Dave Olimpi called, "French judging." In this system, a Duesenberg would have scored higher than a Chrysler simply because the Duesey was more grandiose or influential. In the objective system, condition and originality are equally important. n44.1.. • MI.. §ilem.b• r - I found myself returning to the rare 1932 Buick Series 90 Phaeton, and was not surprised when it was selected by popular vote for the People's Choice Award. An elegant blue and green 1931 Franklin Pirate sedan, with concealed running boards and an air-cooled engine, received the Artist's Award, while Best of Show went to Judge Joseph Cassini's 1930 Bentley 6 1/2-Liter Speed Six. 1110,101i , The owner displaying a better-than-new 1958 DeSoto Adventurer convertible told me that his car was not merely the only fuel-injected DeSoto produced, it was electronic fuel injection. The "brain" for the "Bendix Electrojector Fuel Injection System"—a primitive controlling mechanism the size of a transistor radio—was located, oddly enough, next to the radiator. Judging by a points system evens the playing field F eaturing 100 standout automobiles, and graced with perfect late-summer weather, the ninth annual Radnor Hunt Concours d'Elegance was held on the western edge of Philadelphia's Main Line on September 11,2005. Under founder Mike Tillson's direction, this event has grown in size and stature from the original small field to become the "100 Motor Cars of Radnor Hunt." Many of the immaculately prepared cars on display had also been recipients of major awards at Pebble Beach, Meadowbrook, and Amelia Island. A 120-car road rally, which took place the Saturday before the Concours, toured the scenic country roads of Chester County, PA. A 1911 Mercedes Model 50 tourer that has been driven over 65,000 miles by its current owner was the oldest car entered in the rally, and also took second place in the Elegant Open class on Sunday. Saturday evening, honored guests Janet Guthrie and Brock Yates entertained black-tie dinner attendees with stories of their Indianapolis 500 and Cannonball Baker Memorial Trophy experiences. This was the first year that Concours entrants were judged on a modified points basis. In previous years, the judging was essentially subjective, or, as it is often Cannonball Ferrari 36  1932 Buick, winner of the People's Choice Award Sports Car Market As one of the featured marques at the Concours, there was an impressive group of Ferraris, which included a 1956 410 Sport, a 1958 250 Testa Rossa Pontoon, a 1963 400 Super America cabriolet, and the 1960 250 Fantuzzi roadster. The Brock Yates-Dan Gurney inaugural Cannonball Baker-winning Ferrari Daytona, a car I had driven when it was new, arrived with its original owner, Kirk White, who displayed it on behalf of current owner Bruce McCaw. Other featured marques included Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz, as well as MV Agusta and Indian motorcycles. With the familiar tones of announcer Ed Lucas' voice keeping the crowd informed, the consensus was that this year's edition of Radnor Hunt was the best so far.• DAVE OLIMPI is a private broker of vintage and classic sports cars, amateur photographer, and 1AC/PFA judge for the Ferrari Club of America.

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DETAILS — Plan ahead: September 2006 Location: Malvem, PA Number of cars: 100 applicants selected by committee Cost: $20 Concours admission; $60 rally r •••••1•16 A Dino perched on the terraces Radnor Hunt Trophy-Winning SCMers Sammy Benakmoume, Philadelphia, PA 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage drop head 1st place: Open Sports Car James Caldwell, Toms River, NJ 1926 Rolls-Royce P1 drop-head sedan Brewster 2nd place: Rolls-Royce, Bentley 1927 Rolls-Royce PI drop-head Playboy roadster 1st place: Rolls-Royce, Bentley George Couri, Tenafly, NJ 1931 Cadillac 16-Cylinder 452A sport phaeton 2nd place: Cadillac, La Salle Tom Derro, Carlisle, MA 1932 Duesenberg J town car Kirchoff 1st place: Elegant Closed Car Robert Dusek, Solebury, PA 1956 Ferrari 410 Sport Paravanno 1st place: Ferrari Competition Car John Jennings, Tenafly, NJ 1965 Morgan 4/4 roadster 2nd place: Open Sports Car Thomas Kidd, Kitchener, ON 1931 Franklin 153 Deluxe Pirate sedan Artist's Award Phillip and Linda Laiacona, Trumbull, CT 1938 MG TA Tickford DHC 1st place: Pre-War Sports Car December 2005 John Murphy, Duxbury, PA 1937 Jaguar SS100 2nd place: Pre-War Sports Car John Rich, Frackville, PA 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II continental sedanca coupe Timeless Elegance Award Len Rusiewia, Coopersburg, PA 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 MART Comp Daytona 2nd place: Historic Race Car Fred Simeone, Philadelphia, PA 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rosso 2nd place: Ferrari Competition Car Homsey Award Richard Stanley, Sarasota, FL 1928 LaSalle Roadster Chairman's Award David Stitzer, Warminster, PA 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL alloy-engine roadster 1st place: Mercedes 300 Thomas White, Kansas City, MO 1958 DeSoto Adventurer 2nd place: Chrysler Willem van Huystee, Lancaster, PA 1924 Bentley 3-Liter Mille Miglia 1st place: Historic Race Car Ahoy, matey, the Franklin Pirate lurks. in the background 37 , Web: radnorconcours.org ' •

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Events Carolina Trophy A Tour through Tar Heel Country There's charming and rural, and then there's the Tail of the Dragon, offering 318 curves in just eleven miles by Liza Montgomery; Photos by Terry Shea F or some reason, enthusiasts in the South seem to like to give names to their roads. Part of the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies in stretches that conjure up images of sleepy Southern charm, and are called things like Tater Knob and Snake Bite Holler. Then there are the tarmac sections better left to the clearheaded, such as the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap. This juxtaposition of placid and perturbed made for an enjoyable inaugural Carolina Trophy, run September 6-10 by 21 vintage road ralliers, and described by participants Bruce and Shelley Menkowitz as "an autocross and a hill climb in one." More than just a leisurely jaunt through the hills, this was a time-speed-distance "tulip" rally, where participants were penalized one point per second for missing their target time over the 700-mile route. The Menkowitzes drove their 1967 Morgan +4 SS, and were presented with the Organizer's Choice Trophy. "The routes were universally loved," said event director Paul Misencik. "They wind and twist and are lightly traveled. You had a sense of driving around by yourself in an area that has the most charming, rural Americana feel." There's charming and rural, and then there's the aforementioned Tail of the Dragon, offering 318 curves in just eleven miles. For third-place finisher Tom Smith, who drove his 1958 Jaguar XK 150 coupe, however, "All the roads were equally challenging, never duplicated." And after three flat tires, Smith was confounded only by the fact that he could find tubes in just about any store along the way. "We think the tubes in Jaguar wheels are somehow used in farm implements," he said. David Williams and Henry Garazo, whose 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 made the trip from Smithburg, MD, for the event, were happy to be taken under the capable wings of Tim Gallagher and Alan Wilson. "Those gentlemen were kind enough to let me drive their 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 back from one of the last stages," said Garazo. "That V12 experience was one I'll never forget." The first-place Premier Financial Services Trophy was won by Ronald Ahrens and Peter Schneider in their 1951 Chrysler Saratoga, who beat out Donald Polak and Remy Fox's second-place 1962 Alpine-Renault A110. Bruce and Cindy Troxell's 1966 Chevrolet Corvette coupe was Class C Champion, while the Class B Champion, a 1957 Austin-Healey 100-6, was driven by Hans Huwyler and Ross Schlabach. Alias and curvy roads are a perfect combination 38  The top-placing all-female team was Terri Henning and Donna Bailey, who took home the Pat Moss Trophy in their 1955 Porsche 356A Speedster. And the Deal Porsche Trophy for the best-prepared car was won by Gene and Gerald Ponder with a 1957 BMW 507. Waiting at the end of the day was the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, a 1913 Arts and Crafts creation carved out of the surrounding mountains. According to Mitch Katz, CEO and President of Premier Financial Services, Sports Car Market

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DETAILS Plan ahead: Sept 5-9, 2006 Where: Asheville, NC area How many: 60 entrants Car rannimmank• 1971 or earlier, with a special-interest class for post-1973 Cost: $4,950, includes entrance fee, two people, double occupancy, all meals Phone: 704.35 1,2087 Web: carolinatrophy.com This 1966 Ferrari 330 elicited decal C121:1from other participants Carolina Trophy SCMers Tern Henning & Donna Bailey, Charleston, S( 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster Bruce & Cindy Troxell, Alexandria, VA 1966 Chevrolet Corvette coupe Gerd Schwarzkopf & Pierre Cloutier, Toronto, ON 1956 Porsche 356A Carrera GS Tom Smith & Sean Petty, Nashville, TN 1958 Jaguar XK 150 coupe Donald Polak & Remy Fox, Nashville, TN 1962 Alpine- Renault A110 Bruce & Shelley Menkowitz, Philadelphia, PA 1967 Morgan +4 SS Gene & Gerald Ponder, Marshall, TX 1957 BMW 507 Mitchell Katz & Diane Scherff, Woodbury, CT 1965 Alfa Romeo &ilia Spider Tim Gallagher & Alan Wilson, Asheville, NC 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 December 2005 Healey with all its rally gear 39 Title Sponsor of the Carolina Trophy, Grove Park's historic luxury added to the event's timeless feel. "But as with any rally or tour, what really makes for a success are the people, and this one had a great collection of folks," he said. Mitch drove his 1965 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce with Diane Scherff. "The roads were quite challenging, yet diverse, and together with the spectacular late summer weather, made for a wonderful driving experience."•

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    Events Colorado Grand The Angry Catfish Goes on the Grand Halfway to the top of Red Mountain Pass, rain turned to snow, and wimps like us put up our tops by David Slama • RED MOUNTAIN PASS ELEVATION II 05 • , SAN JUAN  WAWA 'Nutt  4.----  ANIMAS RIVER  WATERSHED  ' .,/,' 4,4 ,,:;-;  5OLO ORE  '  •  .  UNCOMPAHGRE kawnd Not litiCONPASGRE RIVER ■ ,,, RAIERSHY•D  —4 H.t,..• ... .;;',..h: cSl  / ■ ..  . , .515,01tv ,  ■ skyline. Hollansworth has had a custom body built for his car, which resembles the board-track racer it once was, except for the tail. After lunch, Lee Schumacher gave me my first Jaguar XK 120 experience. There were more XK 120s on the Grand than any other car, which says something about their performance and reliability. Visibility and comfort were great, and there was enough power to let them hang with all but the biggest of the big guys. Schumacher bought his 1950 XK 120 at Barrett-Jackson in Arizona. He recalls saying to his friends on the way to the auction, "No matter what happens, I am not going to buy an English car without roll-up side windows." But auction red mist being what it is, he ended up owning the 120, and has no regrets. Robb Sass and his Daimler 5P250 enjoying the view from the summit aimler SP250s will probably never make anyone's list of blue-chip collectibles. In fact, SCM gives them an investment rating of C, and refers to them as looking like an "angry mutant catfish." Nonetheless, when Rob Sass from FedEx Custom Critical Passport Transport asked me to accompany him in his SP250 on this year's Colorado Grand, I wasn't about to refuse. His car was fresh out of the shop and ready for the 1,000-mile, four-day challenge of the 17th Grand, along with 82 of its closest friends. D DAY 1: SLAMA'S FIRST SWAP A failed latch, which led to a door flapping like the airbrake on a Mercedes 300SLR at all speeds and at all times, was quickly cured by a $3 bungee cord. The Daimler V8 made good sounds, with plenty of power, and the car was surprisingly spacious. We learned that corners were best taken slowly, due to the vague steering and propensity for the rear end to want to pass the front in turns. In the afternoon, I rode with Baron Collier in his 1960 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato. The car was restored two years ago to a high standard and, especially compared to the Daimler, had a tight, nimble feel. (The next afternoon, Collier would run over a piece of rebar 40 and puncture the gas tank, sidelining him for a day.) DAY 2: BE PREPARED The drive south from Ouray to Silverton in Sass's SP250 was the best of the trip, as the steep route took us to the summit of the 11,018-ft Red Mountain Pass. Halfway to the top, rain turned to snow. Marking us as comfort-seeking wimps, our top went up. "Glad we weren't in a topless Alfa 8C or D-type," Sass said. That afternoon, Don Shires gave me a ride in his 1952 Allard J2X, which he and his father Phil bought at Barrett-Jackson in January. They were looking for something that was outside the mainstream, different from everything else, yet would be reliable. Shires first discovered this Allard on the Internet, then did his homework. When it came time to bid, he knew what he was buying—a finely restored car he could drive right away, keep for a couple of years, and get his money back when it came time to sell. DAY 3: EXPANDING HORIZONS I took over the duties of navigator in John Hollansworth's 1918 Peerless 8 for the morning. This Peerless has a reputation for being reliable—Hollansworth has driven the car several times in the Great Race, as well as in last year's Grand. The car sits very high, offering an Omnimax view of Colorado's mountainous DAY 4: DANCE WITH THE ONE YOU CAME WITH I rejoined Sass in his catfish, which was still stroking along, on the final leg back to Vail. We compared our experience to that of the previous year, when we drove a new Mercedes AMG E55 provided by sponsor Mercedes. While that car had prodigious performance, it also made everything easy. And part of the reason we go on these old-car events is to find out just how much we can punish ourselves by driving primitive vehicles on challenging roads. This year's Grand was, once again, grand.• DETAILS Plan ahead: September 2006 Qualifications: Pre some exceptions - 1962, with Cost: $4,500, includes food and lodging Web: coloradogrand.org Sports Car Market

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David Slama's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Grand My rides at a glance Day 1 SCMers on the Grand Phil & Martha Bachman, Greenville, TN 1956 Chevrolet Corvette Mike & Debby Barber, Larkspur, CO 1957 OK 140 MC OTC Steve & Camilla Brauer, St. Louis, MO 1931 Bentley 8 - Liter John & Sonia Breslow, Scottsdale, Al 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietla Spider Mark & Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL 1937 Deluge D63L Miles Collier 8, Scott George, Naples, FL 1958 Porsche 3560 Carrera GT Speedster Greg Conley & Alex Finegan, Evergreen, CO 1955 Mercedes - Benz 300SL Gullwing 1960 Alfa Sprint Zagato Day 2 Bob DeKorne & John Hollansworth, Traverse City, MI 1918 Peerless Green Dragon Elliott Dalin, Malibu, CA 1955 Mercedes -Benz 300SL Gullwing Frank Barrett & Linda Davidson, Lakewood, CO 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Craig Ekberg & Larry Bloomer, Rolling Hills, CA 1955 Mercedes -Benz 3005L Gullwing John Galardi, Snowmass, CO 1953 Jaguar OK 120 roadster Mark Gessler & Cliff White, Potomac, MD 1938 BMW 328 1952 Allard J2X Day 3 Ted Gildred & Doug Skeen, Encinitas, CA 1959 Porsche 3560 Convertible D Geoff Goldberg & Lynne Remington, Chicago, IL 1957 Lancia Aurelia 824 Charlie & Chuck Goolsbee, Vail, CO 1957 Mercedes -Benz 300SL Robed & John Griffin, Belvedere, CA 1955 Austin - Healey 100S Bill & Marcy Hammerstein, Beverly Hills, CA 1958 Porsche 3564 Speedster Dick & Joanne Hansen, Batavia, IL 1931 Bugatti Type 51 1918 Peerless 8 Terry & Noel Hefty, Lafayette, CO 1959 Aston Martin 084 69 Tim Horan & John Ling, Denver, CO 1960 Porsche 356 Roadster Tom Horan & Scott Grundfor, Denver, CO 1962 Mercedes -Benz 300SL Roadster Neil & Ethel Huffman, Prospect, KY 1959 Porsche 3564 Convertible D Ron & Jamie Jackson, Rutherford, NJ 1960 Austin - Henley 3000 Jaguar XK 120 i) Day 4 Mitch Katz & Doug Ewing, Stamford, CT 1965 Alto Romeo Giulia Spider Bruce & James Lustman, Denver, CO 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Comp Berlineno Dennis & Natalie Machu!, Oak Brook, IL 1933 Alfa Romeo 13C Monza Bruce & Leslie Male, Swampscott, MA 1956 Maserati 466/2000 Zagato Dean & Madylon Meiling, Incline Village, NV 1955 Jaguar 08 -55 Steve & Lianne Meyer, Ridgeway, CO 1960 Alfa Romeo Gulietta Spyder Daimler SP250 December 2005  Tomas & T.G. Mittler, Three Rivers, MI 1956 Jaguar OK -SS Hugh Ruthven H and Hika:v Raab Se 1 955 , Ferrari 250 GT Drogo 41 Miles Morris & Chris Dugan, Weston, CT 1956 Jaguar D-type Charles Morse & Charles Bronson, Seattle, WA 1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 (SS Lindsey Parsons & Merrill Yeager, Spring Lake Heights, NJ 1952 Allard 12X Eddie & Susan O'Brien, Silverthorne, CO 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Randy Reiss & Tony Singer, Bel Air, CA 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Jim & J.P. Revel, Park City, UT 1958 Austin- Healey 100-6 BN4 Diego Ribadeneira & Richard Powers, Miami, FL 1955 Jaguar 0 -type Scott & Jody Rosen, Bedford Corners, NY 1952 Aston Martin 083 Hugh Ruthven If & Hilary Raab, Barrington, IL 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Drogo Rob Sass & David Mama, St. Louis, MO 1959 Daimler SP250 Lee & Judy Schumacher, Aspen, CO 1950 Jaguar OK 120 Alessandra Schwartz & Fred Garcia, Manitowoc, WI 1954 Jaguar OK 120 Tom Schwartz & Kim McLean, Telluride, CO 1953 Jaguar OK 120 Tony Schwartz & Jim Hull, Calabasas, CA 1952 Jaguar OK 120 Comp Phil & Don Shires, Boulder, CO 1952 Allard 12X Toby Silverton & Gary May, Windemere, FL 1956 Bristol 408 Factory Prototype Gerry & Nancy Satterfield, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 1955 Ford Thunderbird Chuck Swimmer & Armando Flores, San Diego, CA 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Jack Thomas & Curt Engler, St. Louis, MO 1960 Aston Martin 084 01 Don Weber, San Antonio, TX 1959 Porsche 3564 Carrera Cabriolet John & Lisa Weinberger, Naperville, IL 1958 Porsche 3564 Carrera GT Herb Wolf & Elliot Rabin, Englewood, NJ 1957 Moserati 200 Si

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The Designer's Garage Mark Conforzi Good Things Come in Small Packages When you consider the automotive landscape of my youth, it's only natural I would gravitate toward more efficiently packaged vehicles by Norm Mod compact car, the Nash Airflyte. The design language on both these vehicles is clear, clean, and simple, yet they displayed highly creative engineering solutions reflecting and addressing the needs of that time. These vehicles are true classics." The Airflytes were designed by Nash engineer Nils Wahlberg, and according to historian Stan Grayson in Automobile Quarterly Vol. XV, #1, were based on a design supplied by independent industrial designer Bob Koto during WWII. Nash president George Mason was also involved in every aspect of the car's design, including the pioneering use of a wind tunnel, and hiring sculptor George Petty to design the Flying Lady hood ornament. Certainly, the Airflyte's unibody design was very successful both in terms of packaging and the use of space. "Considering it has a 100-inch wheelbase, it incorporates relatively short overhangs for that era," Conforzi noted. The compact wheelbase alone has to be admired, as Chrysler and Cadillac built cars with 24 more inches between the front and rear wheels. 1951 Nash Aidlyte in a very '50s turquoise-green Mark Conforzi, Design Manager of Ford North America, was born and raised in Toronto, ON. And while some of us wonder what we will do with our lives when we grow up, Conforzi knew all along. "I loved drawing cars from a very early age, so I attended Bumhamthorpe Collegiate, which offered a specialized art course, to expand my artistic and design development. The summer prior to graduating, I sent my portfolio to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. I was accepted, and four years later graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Transportation Design." One month after graduating, he and his childhood sweetheart Patricia married. The couple honeymooned in Europe with backpacks and Mark's portfolio in hand. "We visited thirteen different companies throughout Europe all of which offered me employment. I selected Ford of Europe, headquartered in Cologne, Germany." There he worked as an exterior designer on the Ford Fiesta, Escort, Sierra, and Scorpio programs, and also had the opportunity to put his talents to use with Ford of Britain and Ghia in Turin, Italy. In 1998, Conforzi and his family returned to the U.S., where he joined Ford's Advanced Design Studio. He immediately became involved in the development of the GT90 concept vehicle and other advanced programs. More recently, he has managed the exterior and interior design of the 2002 Thunderbird and the early interior development of the current Mustang. Conforzi has always had a special admiration for small cars; thus his collection consists of a gaggle of early postwar Nashes and a BMW Isetta. "When you consider the automotive landscape of my youth, with all the excessive sheet metal and overhangs, it's only natural I would gravitate toward more efficiently packaged vehicles. This is one of the reasons why I admire the ingenuity of the BMW Isetta and America's first 42  C'onliwzi and the redesigned Thunderbird Besides their use of space, he admires his Airflytes' electronically operated cable-driven soft top, which integrates gracefully into the upper body's fixed roof structure, supplying structural rigidity. "And of course, the streamlined execution of the partially covered front wheel envelope, which was a Nash hallmark." The new, smaller Nashes were a great sales success for the company. When asked how much of an impact these new compacts had on the industry and consumers, Conforzi said, "There were other car manufacturers that experimented with small cars during that period; however, it was Nash that had the foresight to pursue the development of this particular market. It was regarded as the smartest and safest convertible in the world, promising safety at a time when most manufacturers focused on other areas. They set the stage for things to come." Currently, there are three Airflytes in his collection. "My 1950 didn't really need anything done to it. It was in a beautiful state, and has all the original, rare options offered for that model year. My '51 needed some work, so I've spent some time getting it to an acceptable level. It looks pretty good right now. The '49 is definitely a future project, along with the restoration of my prewar bike collection. One lifetime is not enough!" His blue Airflyte from 1950 is fitted with the optional wire wheel covers, bumper overriders, and the Sports Car Market

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Ford GT90 concept, part of Conforzi's resume Petty hood ornament. "My green-turquoise Nash is a 1951. It's a great color. There is an identical one currently on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn." As for his Isetta, Conforzi admires the refrigerator-like front door and the ingenious steering-column mechanism, an industry first. As a designer, he appreciates how the packaging and unique character of the car's lines communicated the fact that it was created for young and old alike. "I'm continuously working on the Isetta, and it's coming along just fine. I still have a lot of work to do to complete it, but it's a labor of love. The interior and all of the cosmetics, chrome plating, etc., have been done, and I'm in the process of refinishing the body to prepare it for paint. It always brought smiles whenever I drove it in the past, but it will be one beautiful car when it's completed." I asked Conforzi if there were any design cues in his collector cars that he admired and evolved into some of his designs. "Throughout my career, on both sides of the Atlantic, I've had the opportunity to work on many B-sized programs, yet I was never directly involved in anything as small as an Isetta. However, I've always considered its attributes when developing alternative designs for mobility. I believe the trend for more space-efficient packages will undoubtedly be in the scenario as we move forward. As far as exposed roof rails go, I worked on a European Puma-based concept vehicle that incorporated this feature in a similar configuration." Since retro design cues are still popular, I questioned Conforzi on what features from his collector cars he would like to see come back. "The character these vehicles possessed was undeniably unique. Like them or not, they had personality and were easily recognizable from any distance. I'd like to cultivate and encourage this as much as possible in our future products at Ford."• This is the second in a series of articles about automotive designers and the collector cars in their garages. NORM MORT is a regular writer for the Toronto Sun and columnist for Old Autos. Conforzi's 1950 Nash Anflyte December 2005  43

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Ferrari Profile 1960 Ferrari 250 GT "Nembo" Spyder Like Pamela Anderson, the right curves made 1777 GT a star By Steve Ahlgrim DETAILS Years produced: 1964-66 Number produced: 3 (Nembos) Original list price: $12,000 SCM Valuation: $675,000-900,000 Tune-up/major service: $2,000 Distributor caps: $450, two required Chassis #: On frame tube near right front top wishbone anchorage Engine #: Right side of block above starter flange Club Info: Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Boa 720597, Atlanta, GA ; Ferrari Owners Club, 8642 Cleta Street, Downey, CA 90241 Web: FerrariClubofAmerica.org , FerrariOwnersClub.org Alternatives: Ferrari 250 Series I cabriolet, Jaguar C-type, 250 TR reproduction COMPS Chassis number: 1777 GT Engine number: 2271 GT T he tradition of custom coachbuilding died in the 1960s as new technology made "frames" obsolete. Ferrari was among the last constructors still building automobiles with separate frames, and this accounted for the pre-eminence of Italian coachbuilders. The carrozzerie prospered, supported by sporting chassis and powerful drivetrains and nurtured by the Italian passion for design. Such supremacy drew the best talent from Italy and around the world. Californian Tom Meade went to Italy to realize in metal the shapes in his mind. Meade penned a series of cars, both mainstream and extreme, and temporarily became a leader in the Italian community of automobile stylists. In 1964 Meade made a series of three similar designs, echoing the elements of the 1964 GTO. Executing Meade's concepts was the establishment of Srs. Giorgio Neri and Luciano Bonacini, mechanical specialists serving the Ferrari market. The three Ferrari 250 GTs were called Nembo, a neat contraction of Neri & Bonacini and the name of an Italian cartoon character with Superman-like powers. S/N 1777 GT was built for Italian Sergio Braidi. He kept the car just three months before it was sold, through Meade, to Los Angeles Ferrari dabbler Ed Niles. In the next decades it passed through the hands of Carl Hedden of Pennsylvania, Chris Waldron of Florida, Dr. Earle Heath of Pennsylvania, Mike Schudroff of Connecticut, Rick Cole of California, and John Colling of Hong Kong before selling to the vendor's husband at a Christie's Monaco auction. The Nembo spyder is a wonderfully flamboyant motor car. The spyder design is perhaps best summed up by authorities Warren Fitzgerald and Richard Merritt in their definitive book Ferrari: The Sports and Gran Turismo Cars. They write: "The Neri & Bonacini spyder combines the best of GTO and GTB lines...Neri & Bonacini is one of the most beautiful Ferraris of all time and looks good from any angle." It certainly does, and in our opinion is ideal for fair-weather cruising or show display. The SCM analvsis.: S/N 1777 GT sold for $895,000 at the Christie 's Monterey auction, held August 18, 2005. The Nembo Spyder was my Bigfoot, my Yeti, my Loch Ness monster I had heard about "the most beau- 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cal Spyder Lot #263, S/N 0965GT Condition: 1 Sold at $1,252,978 Bonhams, Gstaad, Switzerland, 12/18/2004 SCM ID# 36785 1960 Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet Sll Lot #31,5/N 1869 Condition: 2+ Sold at $282,500 Christie's, Monterey, CA, 8/8/2004 SCM ID# 34906 tiful Ferrari in the world" from my earliest days around Ferraris. I had seen pictures of it and knew I was within hours of it, but it took over twenty years of Ferrari swapping and show hopping before I finally met my myth. There are three 250 Nembo Speciales: one coupe, S/N 1623 GT and two Spyders, S/N 1777 GT and S/N 3771 GT. The Spyders are similar in styling but different in profile. S/N 1777 GT is based on a long-wheelbase 250 Pininfarina cabriolet chassis, and S/N 3771 GT is built on a short-wheelbase 250 GT SWB chassis. They are somewhat obscure vehicles that have a surprisingly well documented history. While nearly universally recognized as important cars, the Nembos are controversial. Calling them coachbuilt is a bit of a stretch. They all started out as completed production 44  Sports Car Market

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cars and were rebodied only after some age and probable trauma. S/N 1777 GT the first of the series, had gone through two owners and was four years old when it was rebodied. Neri & Bonacini was primarily a mechanical concern; they may have had a talented panel beater but they weren 't really coachbuilders. Despite their beauty and notoriety, the Nembos' dubious pedigree would disqualify them from many top Ferrari concours. The water is further muddied by musical chairs with their engines. The coupe, S/N 1623 GT, has engine #I 777 from Spyder S/N 1777 GT, and Spyder S/N 1777 GT has an engine transplanted from 250 GTE S/N 2271. The finished Nembos were extremely attractive but impractical. Edwin Niles, the first U.S. owner of S/N 1777 GT, said, "The car suffered from some of those niggling problems that one-offs frequently fall victim to." He noted the top was "ill fitting and hard to work," and the seats were not very comfortable, but his major issue was the top corner of the windshield, which was swept back and pinched so much that it nearly poked the driver in the eye. Niles noted the problem was so serious that a couple of potential buyers backed out of buying the car after driving it. But the Nembos have one feature that trumps their shortcomings: They are beautiful. The phrase "one of the most beautifid Ferraris in the world" usually accompanies any discussion of the Nembo series. They are so admired that there are actually two Nembo clones. Beauty is a great equalizer when it comes to automobile values. Performance is important, rarity plays apart, but give me a beautiful car and I'll show you a money maker Like Pamela Anderson, the right curves made S/N 1777 GT a star As a 250 Pininfarina cabriolet with the wrong engine and no competition history, it a safe bet we wouldn't be talking about it here, but add an incredible body and it on the stage with the big boys. The final bid of $895,000 was at the low end of the Christie 's estimate but several times more than it would have brought in its original configuration as a Series II PF cabriolet. The SCM Gold database records it was previously sold at a Christie 's UK. sale in May 1984 for $280,618. It was a no-sale at $564,000 at Bonhams '2002 Geneva sale, with the auction reporter citing the raked windshield as a deal-killer I finally got to see S/N 1777 GT a couple of years back Walking through the pits at the Cavallino Classic, an unfamiliar shape caught my eye. It took a few moments to recognize the Nembo and a few minutes more to survey the car Like an old girlfriend at a high-school reunion, it didn't quite measure up to my imagination, but I'll have to agree, it one of the most beautiful Ferraris in the world.• STEVE AHL GRIM, of Atlanta, GA, has been actively involved in the Ferrari business since 1978. Historical and descriptive information in this profile courtesy of the auction company. December 2005 45

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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan The Golden Age in America Like the Jets and Sharks in "West Side Story," the Ferrari drivers immediately picked a fight with ambitious Jaguar owners GOODiNG & COMPANY T 1954 250 Europa Pinin Farina, 1953 340 MM/375 MM Comp., 1950 166 MM/I 95 S Le Mans oday's fuss over "instant collectibles" like the $1.2 million Bugatti Veyron and $400,000 Maybach turns a bright light onto what they don't have—pedigree and provenance. It's a bit like the latest canine fashion, the labrador/poodle mix with the cartoon name Labradoodle. It's a nice dog, but expensive at about $1,200, and when was the first time you saw one, a year ago? Yes, Bugatti won a lot of races in the 1920s and '30s, but the obscurely named Veyron (after a second-string driver) is an overblown Volkswagen creation, far from Molsheim's classical minimalism. And the original Maybach was a stodgy Teutonic boulevardier, so maybe it hasn't changed much, come to think of it. Which brings us to Ferrari and what sets it apart from these pretenders. Let's start with the line of racing trophies dating back to its first important win at the 1948 Mille Miglia with Biondetti (and we won't even mention Enzo's 27-year career with Alfa Romeo before that). America was lucky to get a front row seat at the development of the most exciting sports cars ever made. The first Ferraris arrived in the U.S. in 1949, mixing exotic coachwork and aircraft-quality engineering. Like the Jets and Sharks in "West Side Story," they immediately picked a fight with ambitious Jaguar owners and builders of specials more notable for wicked handling, crude workmanship and raw power. And while these other guys might have won a race or two, the Ferrari drivers got the girls. THE WEAPON OF CHOICE Americans quickly embraced the European tradition of using public roads for competitive races and Ferraris made millionaire playboys look good. Check the S/N 46  numbers of the following race cars against SCM auction results in recent years and you'll see that real pedigree is practically priceless. Briggs Cunningham (think Proctor & Gamble, bank and railroad money) imported the first Ferrari to America, 166 Spyder Corsa S/N 016, and though he DNF'd at Bridgehampton, he was second at Watkins Glen. Jim Kimberly (Kleenex heir) followed in 1950, bringing 166 Barchetta S/N 0010 M home in fourth place at Bridgehampton, then winning at South Bend and Elkhart Lake. Briggs Cunningham countered the Kimberly 166 Barchetta with 166 Barchetta S/N 0060 M, and the battle was on. The 1951 season saw faster and more expensive Ferraris for the playboys to race as the V12 engines nudged 400 hp in cars that weighed under 2,000 pounds. Bill Spear ran 340 Barchetta S/N 0118 A, Jim Kimberly drove 340 Barchetta S/N 0124 and Charles Moran entered 212 Barchetta S/N 011 E. Kimberly, digging further into his fortune, ran a 225 Vignale Barchetta S/N 0220 ED in 1952, Phil Hill (who, as history was to show, was the real thing) entered a 212 Barchetta S/N 0078, Allen Guiberson a 212 Vignale coupe S/N 0092 E, while Tony Paravanno joined in with a 340 Ghia. Sports [or Market

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These cars represent the cream of sports racers from the period and often traded paint in the same race. It would be almost 50 years before they gathered again in such numbers at the Monterey Historics to tiptoe around politely, trailing invisible banners that told knowledgeable spectators they were worth between $2 million and $4 million. But public roads had fatal limitations for racing. The first post-war road course at Watkins Glen, NY, was 6.6 miles of pavement, gravel, and dirt with little run-off room. The 1948 and 1949 races were successful, but Sam Collier was killed in 1950, and when a spectator died in 1952, road racing was in trouble. At Bridgehampton in 1953, a driver died in practice and a C-type Jaguar rolled during the race, injuring several spectators. The race was stopped, and racing on public roads at that venue was over. ENTER THE WHITE KNIGHT Enter sports car fan Gen. Curtis LeMay, head of the Strategic Air Command, who offered SAC runways as temporary racetracks. SAC bases were huge; Air Force public relations officers could generate ink, military discipline guaranteed crowd control and safety, and run races on time. On October 26, 1952 the first SAC event was held at Turner Air Force Base in Albany, Georgia before an amazing 60,000 spectators. The next year, the first big race at MacDill AFB in Tampa drew 90,000. Phil Hill and Bill Spear had the race won in Spear's Ferrari 340 Mexico until a wheel broke, handing victory to John Fitch's Cunningham C-4R. Hill and Spear finished second and Jim Kimberly and George Huntoon were third in Kimberly's Ferrari 225. Two weeks later, the 12 Hours of Sebring opened the new FIA sports car world championship. Ferraris kept arriving in the U.S. and by early 1953 all four 340 Mexicos, S/Ns 222, 224, 226 and 228, were racing in America with storied success. Phil Hill and Cunningham also had 250 MMs, S/Ns 0260 and 0336 M, with Hill winning his first race at Pebble Beach on April 18, 1953. Meanwhile Jim Kimberly dominated the airport races with 340s S/N 0124 and S/N 0204. The howl of V12 Ferraris on one-mile straights attracted spectators like a magnet to watch three dozen Ferraris in probably the most exciting sports car fields ever assembled. And the best was still to come. 1954 was Ferrari's golden year as the new, 4.5liter V12 375 MMs, with their high-revving overhead-cam engines and 150-mph top speeds blew away the American-powered specials. Briggs Cunningham, Sherwood Johnson and John Fitch initially did well in the Cunninghams but couldn't beat the 375 Ferraris. Kimberley paid up first, buying 375 MM S/N 0364 AM; followed by Bill Spear with S/N 0382 AM; Masten Gregory with S/N 0370 AM; McAfee with S/N 0362; Shakespeare with S/N 0376; Paravanno with S/N 0478 AM; and eventually even Briggs Cunningham with S/N 0372 AM. Kimberly scored 14 wins in 15 races in what sounds like an over-the-top Beau Brummell fashionplate (Brummell was a great swordsman, too). Kimberly had a red transporter, red Ferrari, red helmet, red driving suit with button-down collar, red driving gloves, red-suited mechanics and the best-looking car and companions (doubtless in red as well). Family wealth and social circles splashed Kimberly, Cunningham and others across the media. The cover of the April 26, 1954 issue of Time magazine featured "Briggs Cunningham: Sportsmanship," while that of the September 27, 1954 issue of Sports Illustrated featured "Gentleman Jim" Kimberly. SAYING GOOD-BYE TO SAC It was all too good to be true. An anonymous letter appeared in the Tampa Tribune shortly after the 1954 MacDill season opener, claiming airmen were forced to buy tickets and "volunteer" for race weekend duty. Errett Power Scrivener, the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Air Force Appropriations, saw a chance to get his name in the paper by holding congressional hearings. No wrongdoing was established, but the SAC races were banned anyway. The only permanent road race tracks in the country were Thompson in Connecticut, Wilmot Hills in Wisconsin and Willow Springs in California, and these tighter tracks were not kind to the big-bore Ferraris, which consequently became old, used race cars not good for much of anything, and worth little. For instance, this author bought the ex-Briggs Cunningham 375 MM in 1985 for $70,000, needing a big restoration, and bought it back in 1994, after restoration, for $850,000. Today it's a $4,000,000 Ferrari. I also bought the multiple-race-winning ex-Jim Kimberly 340 Barchetta S/N 0124 A in early 1986 for $150,000 in race-ready condition. Today this 340 is a $1,500,000plus car. So back to pedigree and provenance. There's a reason these early Ferraris are so sought-after today. They have all the things a wealthy enthusiast is looking for, the equivalent of a G5 for the track. And while showing up in a Veyron surely marks you as a poseur who thinks DuPont Registry is a magazine about collector cars, showing up in a 375 MM brings you instant respect from your peer group—all the guys whose jets are parked next to yours. For sports cars, there's only one way to earn a lasting and authentic reputation, and that's through the trials and tribulations of the race track. Which is really just another way of spelling Ferrari.• 1951 Ferrari 390 America December 2015  MIKE SHEEHAN has been a Ferrari historian for over 30 years, as well as being a race driver and exotic-car broker 47

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English Profile 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 It didn't matter that it boasted 542 hp or had a top speed of 217 mph. For $625,000, many buyers felt doubled-crossed by Steve Serbo DETAILS Years produced: 1992-94 Number produced: 281 Original list price: $625,000 SCM Valuation: $125,000-5150,000 Tune up/major service: $2,500 Distributor cap: $65 Chassis #: Radiator support in front compartment, next to engine in rear compartment. Engine #: Front of block Club: Jaguar Clubs of North America, 1000 Glenbrook, Anchorage, KY 40223 Web: jcna.com Alternatives: Ferrari F40, Porsche 959, Bugafti EB110 SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS 1992 Jaguar OK 220 Chassis number: SAJJEAEXBAX220633 T his magnificent-looking and supremely well-specified Jaguar XJ 220 coupe is offered here in pristine condition and at a level offering a considerable savings over the list price at launch. The words "supercar" and "sensational" are often to be found in conjunction, and no more justifiably so than in the case of Jaguar's fabulous XJ 220. Worthy successor to the XK 120 and E-type, the XJ 220 grabbed the headlines—just as its illustrious forebears had done in previous decades—when it burst upon an astonished world in 1991. This time though, the newest Jaguar could claim a title denied its predecessors, that of "The World's Fastest Car." An eventual VAT-inclusive price tag of nearly $700,000 (in today's dollars) only served to further ensure the XJ 220's exclusivity. Planning had begun in the mid-1980s and finally bore fruit when the prototype was exhibited at the U.K. Motor Show in 1988. The XJ 220 survived Jaguar's takeover by Ford the following year, but when it eventually entered production in 1992 it was a very different beast. Gone was the 6.2-liter V12 engine, replaced by a Cosworthdesigned 3.5- liter twin-turbo V6, as used in the XJR-11 sports racer. Four-wheel drive and active suspension were also gone. Producing no less than 542 bhp, the V6 engine enabled the XJ 220 to meet its 200 mph-plus design target, Fl driver Martin Brundle recording a speed of over 217 mph during track testing. The 0-100 mph time was a staggering 7.9 seconds. 48  The XJ 220 was constructed around a bonded and riveted monocoque chassis formed from lightweight, corrosion-resistant aluminum-alloy sheet, and reinforced by aluminum honeycomb sections in highly stressed areas. Similarly race-derived was the double wishbone suspension, AP racing brakes, Speedline aluminum alloy wheels (17" front, 18" rear), and the five-speed, all-synchromesh transaxle with a viscouscontrol limited slip differential. A left-hand drive model finished in turquoise green/blue metallic with biscuit leather, S/N 633 is DOT/EPA certified. It is scarcely used—the odometer records just 1,450 kilometers (901 miles), and in asnew condition. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $186,500 at the Bonhams & Butterfields auction in Cannel, CA, on August 19, 2005. Lot #104, S/N SAJJEAEX8AX220732 Condition: 2Sold at $181,500 RAJ, Amelia Island, FL, 3/12/2005 SCM ID# 37570 1992 Jaguar 10 220 Lot #999,5/N SAJJEAEX8AX220850 Condition: 3 Sold at $226,800 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/26/2005 5CM ID# 37063 Was a louder groan ever heard within the automotive world than when the XJ 220 finally came to market? The hype surrounding this car was enormous, the letdown legendary. The XJ 220 was developed rather unofficially through the after-hours efforts of Jaguar 's "Saturday Club," a group of engineers dedicated to special projects within the Coventry confines. When chief engineer Jim Randle finally presented company executives with a plan they could commit to, the 1 988 Birmingham Motor Show saw the unveiling of a stunning concept, and the response was overwhelming. Moving forward, Jaguar had promised a twelve-cylinder all-wheel drive wondercar and there seemed no shortage of deep-pocketed customers waiting in the wings. With Tom Walkinshaw Racing tasked with developing the big V12. and FF Developments handling Sports Car Market

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the complicated drive arrangement, the prospect of a Jag on par with the Ferrari F40s and Porsche 959s of the world was almost too much for enthusiasts and speculators to bear Promises and prospects are one thing, but the realities of advanced development made for an entirely different car When it debuted in 1992, the V12 had been swapped for a TWR-developed twin-turbo V6, Jaguar's first. Gone also was the allwheel drive, in favor of the simpler and more conventional rear-drive layout. What remained was a bulky, lanky car with a buzz), kazoo exhaust note and harsh turbo lag. Sorry, chaps. It didn 't matter that the production XJ 220 boasted 542 hp or had a claimed top speed of 217 mph. For $625,000 (the auction company's $700k seems somewhat optimistic to me), many buyers felt double-crossed and bailed, eating their hefty deposits in the process. Adding fuel to the flames was the 1990 worldwide crash of the collector car market. As if all this weren't enough, Walkinshaw had begun offering what the Xi 220 could not—a Jag VI 2—in the form of the ultra-low production XJR-15, which was closely based upon the Le Mans-winning XJR-9 of 1990. In just a few short years, Jaguar's lofty supercar proved to be the wrong car at the wrong time—in spades. Amid the chaos and wrangle of legal battles—Irate Customer v. Jaguar; Jaguar v. Unfaithful Customer; etc—finished cars went unsold for years, stacked in Coventry like Japanese businessmen sleeping in a Tokyo hotel. In the end, the Xi 220 couldn't have been a bigger calamity for Jaguar Even the company's racing pedigree was utterly discredited. For reasons still unknown, they took a Le Mans-winningfonnula and did the unthinkable, shipping a dozen or so cars to the U.S. (where they weren't even legal to own) for the "Fast Masters" race series. Those involved soon dubbed it "Crash Masters," as it was painfully obvious to anyone who watched that these behemoths weren't meant for short-track ovals. By most standards, the XI 220 simply failed to deliver what its designers, its financiers, and certainly its customers expected from it. It was the over-hyped athlete who let himself go, only to blow out his knees before the first game. If there is a ray of sunshine in the X1220 tale, it is this: A dozen years after the fact, this car was well bought. The price paid, $186,500, is spot-on for an EPA/DOT released car with low miles. Only Sir Reg Dwight's car (that's Elton John to you and me), with its extensive tabloid documentation of his road cone "incident," seems to do better, and that clearly due to the star connection. So this buyer can feel safe in his purchase in terms of today .'s value. And it 's likely to hold in this price range, a good buy when compared to a stock market whose daily gyrations make a Coney Island roller coaster look like a wagon ride. A casual check at Euro cars that still need to be imported shows asking prices (seven were readily available on one Web site) anywhere from $157,300 to $242,000, so they're not difficult to find. Having the EPA/DOT releases in hand is a plus, as the federalization process can have its own surprises and time delays. I only hope this luxo-bus was bought for use and not as an investment. Prices have been flat for years and with 281 of these dinosaurs roaming the planet (too many in my view, though they planned to build 350), the best use for this car is crisscrossing the country at high speed. If it goes fast enough, perhaps it might even slim down and lose some weight.• STEVE SERIO doesn 't hate all things British, as he is an Aston Martin and Lotus dealer in New England. Historical and descriptive information in this profile courtesy of the auction company. December 2005  49

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English Patient Gary Anderson Which XK to Buy? Almost unintentionally, the XK 120 plunged Jaguar into the performance car business on a global scale by Gary Anderson was almost nonexistent. And if they weren't brand new, the plastic windows were as clouded as a shower door. So every self-respecting OTS owner kept a hooded "car coat" and lap blankets in the boot. In March 1951, a second body style was introduced, with the cockpit covered by a metal top and roll-up windows in the doors. Sales literature called this model the "Fixed-Head Coupe." In the same literature, the earlier model was now referred to as the "Roadster." If you want to play "gotcha" with the purists in your Jaguar club, insist that the term OTS can only be used to describe XK 120s made before the introduction of the fixed-head, as you adjust your monocle. 1952 XK 120 roadster T he 1948 London Motor Show at Earls Court opened in an England scarred by bombsites and ration cards. The cars it offered were boring pre-war boxes—with six-year waiting lists. Simply put, they were built for an England that didn't exist anymore. So the elegant Jaguar XK 120 roadster burst onto the scene like a spring breeze. It promised better days and set pulses racing among automobile buyers everywhere. No matter that the car was just the setting for Jaguar's real jewel, the XK engine. Or that Jaguar expected to build only enough to fill dealers' windows in the United States, so they could bait-and-switch U.S. buyers into British sedans. Never mind that the 120 was uncomfortable and impractical, with a transmission and brakes that nowhere near matched the engine's performance. None of that mattered. As the gambler said as he continued to play at a crooked roulette table, "It's the only wheel in town." Almost unintentionally, the XK 120 plunged Jaguar into the performance car business on a global scale and held pride of place for enough years for Jaguar to correct the flaws and develop a full range of body styles. As a result, today we can choose the original version, the upgraded second model, and an even more comfortable but less sporty third model, all of which can be had in a straightforward two-seater, a hard-top two-plus-two, or a posh convertible coupe. The terminology used for these three body styles represents one of those strange little cul de sacs of automotive knowledge, used by those who employ their mastery of arcane trivia to one-up the newbies and wannabes. To protect you from those "experts," here is a primer on Jaguar pedantry. Consider it a bluffer's guide. XK 120: OTS, DONTCHA KNOW? The confusion begins with what name one should give the original version of the XK 120. The program for the 1948 International Motor Show at Earls Court terms the XK 120 an "Open Two-Seater Super Sports." At the time, and to this day, that body style is often abbreviated OTS. This model was a roadster in the truest sense, since the top folded down under the cowl behind the seats, and weather protection (such as it was) was supplied by vinyl side curtains clipped to the doors. There was no question that the top and side curtains were intended only as a last resort in the worst of weather, because visibility to the sides and back 50  1957 XK 140 MC fixed-head coupe Sports Car Market In the cockpit, the roadster was spartan, with the fascia and cockpit rails covered with vinyl colored to match the dominant upholstery color. In substantial contrast, the fixed-head had a polished wood fascia, matched with wood on the tops of the doors and at the bottom of the windscreen. There were even rudimentary occasional seats in the rear just big enough for two first-graders, or an exgirlfriend having second thoughts about you. Jaguar completed the XK 120 model line in 1953 with the introduction of the "Drophead Coupe." This offered the upscale cockpit of the fixed-head coupe with a lined cloth convertible top that echoed the lines of the fixed-head and looked elegant when erected. The top wasn't all that bad looking when folded—if you took the time to install the top boot. Otherwise, it looked like you were packing a mattress. The XK 140, which replaced the XK 120 in early 1954, offered the same three body styles—roadster, fixed-head coupe and drophead coupe—as did the XK 150, produced as the last of the XK line from late 1957 through 1961. MAKE YOUR CHOICE Of course, once you've got the body style language down, there's the small question of picking the model. The parameters here are pretty simple.

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The XK 120 is perfect for the person who believes he or she must suffer to really appreciate classic cars. The steering wheel is too big, too close to the chest and knees for most drivers, and tipped with a scary point aimed directly at your sternum. The footwells are small, the steering less than predictable, the seats offer no lateral support, and the brakes are barely able to stop the powerful car in a reasonable distance. And you can bake a Yorkshire pudding in the footwell on a hot day. But the XK 120 is easily the most beautiful of the three, though the fender skirts and disc wheels of the original model may be an acquired taste. In nice but not concours condition, a roadster/OTS will set you back $45k-$70k, a drophead coupe $45k$65k, making the FHC a relative bargain at $28k-$45k. (Of course, if you must have one of the 240 alloy-bodied 120 roadsters, as profiled in the October issue on page 44, you'll be paying well over $100,000.) The XI( 140 corrected most of the ergonomic and driving flaws of the XK 120, and is quite comfortable and rewarding for both long-distance touring and spirited backroad driving. Unfortunately, the bumpers, though more practical than the tiny bars on the XK 120, are much too heavy for the lithe body. The values of XK 140s are similar to those of the 120s, with the roadster at $45k-$70k, DHC at $40k-$65k, and FHC at $30k-$40k. The XK 150 is far and away the best long-distance driver of the bunch, with the most powerful engine matched by excellent four-wheel disc brakes. The wider body finally offers enough room in the cockpit for those of more substantial girth, or what we might today call "fully sized" enthusiasts. Unfortunately, the width also gives the car a look that one respected Jaguar specialist called "podgy," a particularly apt choice of words. Perhaps because they are somewhat visually challenged, 150s will dent your wallet a little less than 1958 XK 150 drop head coupe the 140s, so if you're looking for a vintage Jaguar experience on a budget, one of these may be the ticket. Figure $35k-$50k for the roadster, ditto for the DHC, and $25k-$35k for the FHC. The high-performance S model, in both 3.4- and 3.8-liter versions, can add up to $30,000 to these numbers. So, you pay your money and take your choice. Just keep in mind that, as Professor Higgins noted in My Fair Lady, the English don't much care what you say (when it comes to collector cars), so long as you pronounce it properly.• GARY ANDERSON recently co-authored with Don Racine MOTORING: Getting the Maximum from Your New Mini, published by Enthusiast Publications, LLC. Still the One For 25 years we have set the standard for auto transport, and we're still the one... raising the bar. Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936 • FAX 413-436-9422 intercitylines.com C.77  December 2005 552 010 West Brookfield Road • Warren, MA 01083  ARMO Intercity Lines is a family owned and operated business. We have been successful for 25 years by providing quality service, specializing in auto transport.. it's all we do. We employ only the best of drivers, they're the #1 reason our loyal customers return — time and time again. Professional, courteous, and reliable; our drivers have over 300 combined years of auto transport experience. You can rely on Intercity. We provide fully enclosed transporters, liftgate loading, sophisticated QUALCOMM satellite tracking. insurance coverage, and door-to-door service. We deliver anywhere in the continental United States.

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Alfa Romeo Profile 1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider As long as you're not in a hurry, a 2000 Spider will allow you to look great on the journey by Donald Osborne DETAILS Years produced: 1958-62 Number produced: 3,443 Original list price: $5,048 SCM Valuation: $15,000-$22,500 Rating: C Tune-up cost: $400 approx. Distributor cap: $150 Chassis #: Engine comportment bulkhead Engine #: Intake side of block, near front Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, P.O. Box 12340, Kansas City, MO 64116 Web: aroc-usa.org Alternatives: Lancia Flaminia, Daimler SP250, Mercedes-Benz 19051 COMPS 1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Lot #296, S/N 1020400081 Condition: 2+ Sold at $30,107 Bonhams, Henley-on-Thames, UK, 7/16/2004 SCM ID# 34726 Chassis number: AR1020400407 A Ifa Romeo's reputation is built on performance. From the earliest days as Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobile (ALFA), the company dedicated itself to racing as a way to improve its road cars and earn a reputation among enthusiasts. A long string of superb cars followed—the 22/90 RLSS, 6C 1750 Gran Sport, Tipo B (P3), the 8C 2300 Monza, and the legendary 8C 2900. In the post-war period, Alfa's racing success led to the introduction of a new generation of road cars in 1952: the 1900 series, featuring a thoroughly modern, two-liter, DOHC powerplant. Although the drivetrain remained unchanged, an updated model called the 2000 appeared in 1958. The Berlinas (sedans) carried factory coachwork, but the Spider was designed and built by Carrozzeria Touring in Milan. The eye-catching example offered here has benefited from a ground-up restoration costing in excess of $50,000. It is finished in Farina red with elegant gray hides, a black soft top, and matching tonneau cover. Everything in this car, including the engine, is highly detailed and well finished. The car also comes with a deluxe 13-piece 52  tool set and has 60,000 original miles recorded on the odometer. The 2000 is highly regarded for its smooth, relaxed ride, and it is a confident high-speed cruiser sporting classic Italian styling. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $35,750 at the RM Auctions Monterey sale held August 20, 2005. The Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider (referred to in Alfa circles as the "cast iron" 2000 to distinguish it from the later 1970s ahuninum-engined 2000 Spider) has the look you'd expect from a late-'50s Italian touring car—but when it comes to performance, it's as leisurely as a Neapolitan siesta. Call it an Italian 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Lot #29, SIN 1020401698 Condition: 2 Sold at $31,189 Christie's, Apeldorn, Holland, 8/31/2003 SCM ID# 36317 Mercedes 190SL—great style and not much punch. Or; in SCMese, "a harmless cat:" The 1900 models that saved Alfa Romeo after World War!! were sober and conservative cars to suit the times, excluding some exuberant two-door examples from Italian coachbuilders such as Zagato. By the late '50s, Italy was ready for a bit more fun and the "new" 2000 models offered more style for the up-market Alfa. The in-house-designed and -built Berlina was a truly transatlantic baroque creation, with enough chrome trim, angular lines, and tail fins to rival Detroit. On the other hand, the elegant Touring-designed and -built Spider gave the air of a Maserati at a fraction of the price (and, unfortunately, a fraction of the performance). There was also a very attractive coupe designed and built by Bertone, of which there were only 700. The same design with minor revisions became the six-cylinder 2600 Sprint coupe when all the Sports Car Market

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2000s received the larger engines in 1962. Therein lies the major issue with the 2000. They look great, but can't deliver the way the smaller Giuliettas do. The substitution of the in-line DOHC six-cylinder in the 2000 bodies created the 2600 and gave the cars the grunt to go with the glamour As a consequence the 2000s have been left in the shadows. As long as you're not in a hurry, a 2000 Spider will allow you to look great on the journey. They are smooth and refined, and frankly not as heavy to maneuver as the later 2600s. Since Editor Martin has referred to the 2600 as "the best truck Alfa ever built," perhaps the 2000 is "the best poseur Alfa ever built." They're terrific to drive, but you have to plan your actions well in advance. Buying a 2000 Spider today also means that you must be sure it is in perfect mechanical condition when you purchase it and that all the trim pieces are present: the first because many engine parts are not easy to come by and tend to be expensive, the second because trim is almost impossible to find and very little has been reproduced. However a car with bodywork needs is definitely preferred over one with driveline needs. During the auction preview, I looked this car over very carefully as I have always had a soft spot in my heart (or is it my head?) for these cars. Through the fence it looked quite attractive, although it seems to sit a bit high in the front. On closer inspection, I saw that the car actually had not been "restored," but rather "refurbished." It had a good-quality paint job. The seats had been nicely recovered in dark gray leather, but the instruments were faded and the chrome trim around the windshield showed wear The engine compartment was also uninspiring and there seemed to be little evidence of a "ground-up restoration costing in excess of $50,000." That is, unless a great deal of the budget was taken up with rust repair The auction estimate of $40k-$50k did seem optimistic, but the best examples of these cars are now trading in the mid- to high-30s when they can be found. This particular car is also an SCM-certified "auction frequent flier" as tracked in the SCM online auction database. It was reported not sold at $28,500 in the Kruse January 2003 Scottsdale auction with 60,089 miles showing and an apparently fresh partial restoration. With 21 miles added to the odometer it sold a few days later at the Silver auction in Fountain Hills, AZ, for $24,600. In August 2003, our heroine traveled to Kruse Auburn and was a no-sale at the fairly large price of $40,000, having moved 76 further miles under her own power Another 63 odometer miles and the Spider turned up in Boca Raton, FL, for the February 2004 RIVI auction. Here, she sold for a tremendous $45,475. The auction in Monterey marked the fifth time in two-and-a-half years for a car that's not been driven more than 780 miles. The most miles have come since February '04, when about 620 were added "on the road"—hopefully in an effort to get it together Was it a good value? The price paid, while certainly on the high end (and $10,000 less than its previous sale), may be justifiable if—and it's a big if—the challenges that caused the previous owner(s) to keep passing it along have been addressed. The question remains as to why this poor car is so unloved, and goes from auction to auction as if each new buyer finds a case of limburger in the trunk. At this price it should not be further "restored." I hope the new owner .finishes sorting it out and spends many happy miles cruising down sunny two-lane roads.• DONALD OSBORNE is a longtime Alfa owner and a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers. Description in this profile courtesy of the auction company. December 2005  53

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1937 Talbot-lago T150C SS 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C Speciale Collectors who wish to win Best of Show prizes need a car of this caliber, and will compete head to head whenever one comes onto the market by Richard Adatto and Diana Meredith DETAILS Years produced: 1936-39 Number produced: 14 T150C teardrops Original list price: SS - FF150,000 ; Speciale - FF140,000 SCM Valuation: $3,000,000-$3,500,000 Tune-up/major service: $2,000 Distributor cap: $250 Chassis #: left-hand side of the firewall Engine #: under the distributor Club: Club Talbot, 440, rue Henry Millez, 59830 Louvil, France Web: stephanialbot@wanadoo.fr Alternatives: 1938 Bugatti type 57S, 1938 Delahaye model 165 V12 Figoni cabriolet, 1933 Alfa Romeo 2.3 Touring Spider 2.5 to 3.5 SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS Chassis number: 90105 Engine number: 85019 R arely do teardrop Talbot-Lagos come to a public sale. And to have two of them offered during the same weekend is unusual indeed. Cars of this quality are generally exchanged through private treaty sale, a discreet transaction where the final price is not disclosed, and at times even the buyer remains a secret. So it was a treat to be able to see and admire two of Joseph Figoni's best creations at the Christie's and RM auctions during the Monterey weekend this year. The cars, S/N 90105, built in 1937, and S/N 90034, built in 1938, have certain similarities. Joseph Figoni reached an exclusive agreement with Talbot-Lago for their design, and they were marketed by Luigi Chinetti in France. Both were built to order as luxury grand touring cars for gentlemen drivers, and competed at grand prix races where they achieved respectable finishes. Other than minor paint jobs and small repairs, neither car has undergone an extensive restoration. Both are teardrops, with the flowing lines associated with this style. However, they are very different cars with very different histories. THE SS Chassis 90105, featured at Christie's auction at the Monterey Jet Center, was built on a T150C SS short chassis that is light and low. The "SS" signifies "Special Sport," and Figoni designated the coachwork as a "New York" model—a fastback, streamlined style. As a result of the characteristics of the chassis, the coachwork became entirely aerodynamic. The headlights are faired 54  into the body, and the front fenders curve in one continuous sweep until they meet at the leading edge of the enclosed rear fenders. The windshield is split to meet the curves of the body, and it opens to provide ventilation courtesy of a unique mechanism patented by Figoni. He was restrained in his use of chrome filets, which are placed to accentuate the lines along the trailing edges of the front and rear fenders. The car is a two-seater with scant luggage space, and the dashboard is surrounded by fine wood trim, which, in classic Talbot-Lago style, includes many dials and gauges. Under the hood is a four-liter straight-six hemi engine with three carburetors, and a racing-style six-port tubular exhaust. Its powerful engine sits lower than that of a regular touring chassis, and can achieve a top speed of 175 kph (108 mph). In 1939, just before World War II, Chinetti imported the car into the U.S. and sold it to Tommy Lee, a prominent car buff in Los Angeles. Lee drove 1937 Talbot-lago 150C SS Lot #302, S/N 82928 Condition: 5 Sold at $836,000 RN, Monterey, CA, 8/17/2001 SCM ID# 23182 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Lot #1528, S/N 57749 Condition: 1 Sold at $1,930,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/12/2004 SCM ID# 34750 it on the dry lake beds east of L.A. against the hot rods and Alfa Romeo 2.9s of his friends. After his death, it was sold to a buyer in Milwaukee, WI, and after a short time was sold again to industrial designer Brooks Stevens, who kept it at his museum in the area. At this point in its life, SN 90105 was painted blue. The story goes that the museum curator, during one of Stevens' absences, took it upon himself to change the color to red, and red it remains still. In 1950, it raced at Watkins Glen, NY, driven by James Floria to an eleventh-place finish. The car stayed in the Brooks Stevens collection for 44 years in almost entirely original condition, which, in addition to its gorgeous lines, makes it one of a kind. Sports Car Market

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Chassis number: 90034 Engine number: 85048 THE JEANCART The second teardrop, S/N 90034, from the RM auction in Monterey, was one of several built on a standard 2.95-meter Talbot-Lago T150C Speciale chassis. Figoni designated the car as a "Jeancart," recognizable by its notched back with cat-eye windows at the rear, in honor of the first customer to order this model. The rectangular grille stands upright, a standard feature for this chassis, and the headlights are detached and mounted in the valley between the fenders and the hood. The car has many signature Figoni features, particularly the use of chrome accents: The pontoon-shaped front fenders have chrome tips that end at the leading edge of the front doors; the rear fenders are open and accented with chrome along their bottom lines; and one chrome spear starts at the front edge of the hood and sweeps back to the bottom of the rocker, while another runs up the central fin of the trunk. The windshield is split but does not open, as it does on the New York model. The Jeancart does, however, have a sunroof, and because of its wider, longer chassis, this model has more luggage space at the rear, including two small jump seats. The engine of S/N 90034 is less powerful than S/N 90105, with a higher center of gravity, fewer tuning refinements, a cast-iron exhaust manifold, lower horsepower rating, and a top speed of 160 kph (100 mph). The car was first delivered to Antoine Schumann, reportedly a wealthy Parisian banker. Schumann perished in World War II, and the car remained hidden during hostilities. It emerged in Brussels, Belgium, in 1946, where it was sold by Garage Mesuy to Freddy Damman. In 1948, Damman and co-driver and mechanic Constant Debelder raced the car at Spa-Francorchamps for a First in Class finish. In 1979, the car was bought by Michel Seydoux of France, who kept it until 1981, when it was sold at auction to a private collector who has kept it until the present. It remains only partially restored and in good running condition, though it has been painted black instead of its original midnight blue. OVER $7M French streamlined cars built between 1930 and 1939 are some of the most beautiful cars ever created. Not very many of them remain in the world today, and those that are left win top honors: At seven of the last ten Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, a French car has won the Best of Show trophy. Collectors who wish to win such a prize need a car of this caliber, and will compete head to head whenever one comes onto the market. They are willing to pay whatever it takes, usually in the millions of December 2005  dollars. Within this elite group, the cream of the crop are the high-performance models with race-bred engines and established racing and concours records. S/N 90105 was auctioned by Christie's on Friday, August 19; S/N 90034 was presented by RM Auctions on the following day. Bidding was heated at both events, with five or six qualified buyers vying for each prize. In the end, I was surprised that chassis 90105, which I expected to sell for the higher price given its sweeping styling, racing motor, and short chassis, sold for $3,535,000, $150k less than the $3,685,000 achieved by S/N 90034. These startling prices don't even include taxes or import duties, which can add an extra 10% or more. I can only ascribe this to a better marketing effort by RM Auctions. Nevertheless, these two equally beautiful cars revealed to the public, perhaps unconvinced on the way in, that French streamlined cars are a highly prized commodity, and deserve their place among the most coveted of automobiles.• RICHARD ADATTO and DIANA MEREDITH are the co-authors of Delage: Style and Design, published by Dalton Watson Fine Books, www.daltonwatson.com . 55

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German Profile 1956 Mercedes-Benz 2205 Sedan "Zippo" By now, most 220s have been sitting long enough to be fossilized and will fall apart like a cheap suit when they're exhumed by Paul Duchene DETAILS Years produced: 1956-59 Number produced: 55,279 Original list price: $4,474 SCM Valuation: $2,500-$7,500 Distributor cap: $13.99 Chassis #: Right front frame rail Engine number: Left front of block Club: Mercedes-Benz Club of America ; mbco.org/ Web: IPUG (International Ponton Owners Group); autos.groups.yohoo .com/group/ponton Alternatives: 1959-70 Volvo 122S, 1955-66 Citroen DS 19, 1959-66 Jaguar Mk11 SCM Investment grade: C COMPS 1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S Lot #657, S/N 280810N8521521 Condition: 2Sold at $6,245 Chassis number: 6512834 I n 1953, Mercedes-Benz introduced the line of midsized automobiles that would be its mainstay for nearly a decade. Built using unit-body principles, they were lightweight yet strong and utilized a front sub-frame for mounting the engine. These "ponton" or "roundie" models received a number of motors, from 48-hp diesels in the 180D taxi models to 130-hp sixcylinders in the final fuel-injected 220SE. "Zippo," the car on sale at Monterey, is considered to be the highest-mileage gasoline-powered Mercedes-Benz in the world, with over one million miles on the clock. It is offered with full provenance, including a 300-page manuscript titled "Roadstar" detailing its remarkable one-owner history. Ordered in 1955 as one of the first 220S models, "Zippo" was delivered to its owner in Japan in 1956—the first Mercedes there not to belong to the Emperor. It has been driven in five continents and the mileage is verified by Mercedes-Benz factory officials. "Zippo" was first restored by the Mercedes-Benz factory in Stuttgart in 1964 and then by Ron Marker of European Motors in Hutchison, Kansas, from 1997-2002. It has been repainted six times, reupholstered in red leather, had deluxe body trim added, its bumpers reinforced, and steel plates added underneath. It's quite possible it could travel another 56 million miles in the next 50 years. The SCM analysis: "Zippo " was sold for $19,800 at the RM Auctions sale held August 19, 2005. Rising out of the ashes of WWII, the ponton models allowed Mercedes-Benz to seize the German mainstream market and hold it throughout the 1950s. While visually uninspired, the pontons were mechanically sophisticated and relatively bulletproof In contrast, BMW was peddling its fragile and bizarre 501, 502, and 503 "Baroque Angels" in very small numbers while the laughably dangerous Isetta bubble car put food on its corporate table. Borgward struggled to build a competitive big car, but the effort Bonhoms, Hendon, UK, 4/18/2005 SCM 10# 38457 1957 Mercedes-Benz 2205 Lot #282, S/N A1800107506424 Condition: 3Sold at $15,370 EBay/Kruse, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 114/2002 SCM ID# 26834 bankrupted the company and all the tooling was sold (to become Mexico City taxicabs) at the end of the decade. In Europe, it was taxicab durability that contributed to Mercedes' success. Anybody who flew into any German airport between 1953, when these cars were introduced, and about 1967—two generations later—was likely to have hopped in the back of a 180D or 190D diesel taxi. And while "Zippo" is significant as a genuinely documented onemillion mile gasoline car, it likely has quite a bit of company among its diesel brethren. Unless you equate the clattering of pistons with horsepower, you can dismiss the four-banger 180D series diesels or their feeble gas siblings as underpowered. The two-liter, six-cylinder; 220S gas models are the ones to have with 120 hp and 100-mph performance, excellent brakes, and very good handling for the day. There's a caveat in that (though a mild one), because the cars are coil- Sports Car Market

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looking for a 220S, the main thing to consider is that any survivors are 50 years old. They either been worn out (and maybe rebuilt) or they've spent long enough sitting to be fossilized and will fall apart like a cheap suit when they're exhumed. Aluminum cylinder heads are an expensive weak point after all this time and the cloth-covered wiring is best replaced. Cloth interiors will usually dissolve in a cloud of dust with real use, and any original leather will have an appetite for saddle soap akin to WC. Fields and gin. Rust is also your enemy. It tends to attack rocker panels rather than structural attachments, though beware of European cars, which may appear to have been driven in the sea. Bumpers are as soft as shiny beer cans and it's as hard to find undented ones as it is for a Volvo 544. Detail and trim parts are also a nuisance, since you're mostly looking for new old stock or good used parts. People restoring cabriolets may have parts manufactured; it's hard to justift, that for a sedan. But if you find a good runner it 's still a perfectly practical daily driver and Mercedes dealers will love you when you take it in for service. One story of convincing durability: 35 years ago in London, I helped a reporter friend move. He was German sprung up front with low-pivot swing axles at the rear This might be the most forgiving swing axle setup, but it's worth remembering the design limitations. Get used to handling a 'four-on-the-tree" shifter and avoid the unhappy Hydrak semi-automatic four-speed, which was criticized for significant power loss through the fluid flywheel. "Zippo" is described as having a three-speed automatic transmission, which was only available on the Adenauer 300 model. If so, it's either an update at one of the restorations, or the original owner persuaded Mercedes to change its rules— quite an achievement. Allowing for beauty to be in the eye of the beholder; the 220s make a huge jump when they're restored—going from frumpy to shapely like the television makeover of a librarian. In the right pastel color, and with the fill-length Webasto canvas sunroof they can be stunning. ("Zippo," in black and lacking a sunroof had neither attribute). If your pocket runs to it, Mercedes built 1,251 of the stylish 220S coupes and 2,178 cabriolets between 1956 and 1959. The last versions to use this body are the fuel-injected 220SE models, and there were 830 coupes and 1,112 cabriolets made between 1958 and 1960. However, you'd better dig deep, as a coupe will run you between $15,000 and $25,000 in nice shape and a cabriolet from $35,000 to $85,000. RM's pre-sale estimate for "Zippo" of $60,000-$80,000 can best be described as ambitious—that's cabriolet money. Luckily "Zippo" was listed without reserve. When you're talking about ponton sedans, $10,000 buys a lot of choices. For example, Bonhams sold a decent 1959 220S on April 18 for $6,245 (SCM #38457). After all, Mercedes made 111,034 six-cylinder pontons, so they aren't exactly exclusive. But at least "Zippo" is fresh. If you're December 2005  and drove his old 220 everywhere at 50 mph—quite an achievement in the city—smoking and talking continuously. His girlfriend was Russian and had been his interpreter in a short stint in Moscow. We went to collect tools from a wooden garage at the end of the garden. Inside the garage was another 220S, wearing Belgian plates. It was on blocks, with the nose punched in. "What's it doing here, anyway?" I asked him. "When I left Anna in Moscow, I promised to come back and get her We crashed the Czech border in this car; at midnight with no lights, at about 100." Now that 's provenance. Even though it was expensive at $19,800, "Zippo" may be the best 220S sedan extant. And if in fact it had a three-speed automatic, it's a lot more driveable than the stick or Hydrak models. In any case, I'd call it well bought. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• 20 Year Picture 1956-59 Mercedes-Benz 2205 —El— 1953-57 Volkswagen Beetle  520,000 51 5, 000 SI 0, 000 55,000 Lrl  CO  0,  0  0,  0,  1...r1 0, 0, C=. Prices ore for cots in excellent condition. This information is provided by Block Book and Cars of Particular Interest Collectible Vehide Value Guide, imw.blockbookusa.com. c■I 1956-69 Jaguar Mk 11 2.4/240 57

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Porsche Gesprifich Jim Schrager My 6-Cylinder FrankenPorsche The 16" x 6" wheels looked wrong, were not stock on this car or any Porsche in 1976, and made the car ride like a truck The engine installed was a 1969 911T, the lowest-horsepower 911 engine ever built, at 110 DIN. These are quite easy to source and can be had in running condition for about $2,000. It is still a very nice engine, fitted with trusty, if expensive, Weber carbs. The conversion from 912E to 911 was well done, with a proper 911 dry-sump oil tank and all OE sheet metal on the engine. The car ran and drove quite well, although I was interested in installing a higher-horsepower 911 engine. It what's in the back that counts W e constantly stress that when it comes to market value, original is best. But from time to time a car comes along where the factory just got it wrong, the basic model has no collectible appeal, and upgrades that drastically improve its performance are something to consider. I purchased a 1976 912E sunroof coupe on eBay, with about 250,000 miles on the clock, for $5,450. A full service folder accompanied the car, verifying the mileage. I have driven the car several thousand miles myself, and what is right and wrong with this machine gives a thorough picture of what happens after the new wears off. For starters, as regular readers may recall, I am not a fan of the one-year-only 912E. By the time it was for sale on eBay, this one had blissfully lost its original VW four-cylinder motor and there was a trusty 911 engine in its place. For those of you looking for a collectible, this car would be a severe disappointment. But since I believe that the 912E is absolutely not collectible, for me the installation of a far better engine was a pure upgrade. BYE-BYE TO THE FOUR The original VW engine first puked at 118k miles, was rebuilt, and then thoroughly destroyed itself at 221k by launching a rod through the case, at which time it was far cheaper—and better—to install a decent used 911 engine. 58 The car arrived with original seats hiding under cheap seat covers. They had to go. A decent pair of used seats from our collection made an immediate improvement. The steering wheel was aftermarket junk, about two inches smaller than the original, and it was swapped for an excellent original purchased at a swap meet for $27. The carpets had been replaced and were not OE material, but were acceptable. The radio was broken and we installed a period Sony AM/FM/cassette. The door pockets and plastic attaching the hardware were ratty; all this was rebuilt with about $15 worth of small parts. NO RUST, NO WAY The wheels were zooty 16" x 6" later Fuchs alloys, fully polished. They looked wrong, were not stock on this car or any Porsche in 1976, and made the car ride like a truck. It was, no doubt, surefooted at 120 mph, but I don't often find myself at 120 mph. I swapped them for a painted set of steel wheels, standard issue on 912Es, as shown in the 1976 brochure. The car was still in its original silver with black interior. The paint was a modestquality respray, showing some age. As always, I attacked the mechanical and interior issues first, then moved on to the paint only when I was sure the rest of the car was sound. The chassis was solid, "no rust," as they say. Of course, all 1976 911s chassis should be sound, as this is the first year of full chassis rustproofing. However, the battery pans can still rust and the front fenders were not galvanized until model year 1981. The transmission, brakes, steering, and suspension were stock and worked well—the result of the consistent and thorough maintenance. Stock steel wheels, 6" x 15", and a set of 185/65/15 Pirelli P400 tires transformed the car for street use. It retains all the handling and response built into every 911 chassis and rides like a car instead of a buckboard. NOW LET'S GET SOME HORSES All that was left was the engine, and here I put in one of my favorite early 911 setups, a 1971 2.2 S, complete with mechanical fuel injection (MFI) and 180 DIN hp. This Sports Car Market

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2.2S fits nicely engine was purchased through a Porsche Internet talk list, and had been rebuilt a few years ago. It was cheap at $3,500 because most racers want more displacement. I like the feel of small-bore, high-compression, short-stroke, vintage power, and this is the last 911 engine of its type. We sold the 1969 911T engine and carbs for $2,000 to a needy 1969 Targa. Going to a 2.2S and MEI from a 2.0T for just $1,500 was a real bargain. Projects yet to do? The paint looks good from 30 feet; someday I may want to make that three feet. I'd like to put in a set of genuine OE carpets, but since I drive this car in the winter, I'm not sure that's the best use of my limited funds. When I total up everything I've spent, it's around $7,500, not counting my personal time. And my best guess is this car would bring around $10,000 if offered on eBay. So the question is, am I deriving enough pleasure out of my FrankenPorsche to justify my expenditures? Especially in this case, as the 912E was so pathetic, the answer is yes. And don't think about trying this with your garden variety MG or Triumph or Alfa. Swap-meet steering wheel They simply don't have the underlying engineering that allows them to go this many miles, or to take this kind of performance upgrade. With good care, 911s can run almost forever— consider our Editor's 911SC, with 177,000 miles and the bottom end has never been apart. It's this kind of basic strength in construction that makes this whole project possible.• JIM SCHRAGER is the author of Buying, Driving and Enjoying the Porsche 356 and writes for The 356 Registry magazine. The paint looks good from here, and at 72 dpi. Just don't get too close December 2005 59

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American Profile 1947 Buick Super Series 50 Woody Wagon This was the Mercedes G-Wagen of its day, most often sold in high trim levels to affluent customers by Dave Kinney DETAILS Year produced: 1947 Number produced: 2,031 (plus 5 for export) Original list price: $2,805 Tune-up/major service: Approx. $250 Distributor cap: $35 Chassis #: On a plate riveted to the firewall Engine #: Right rear side of block near the dipstick Club: Buick Club of America, P.O. Box 360775, Columbus, OH 43236 Web: buickclub.org Alternatives: 1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Woody, 1954-71 Morris Minor Woody, 1928-31 22-foot Chris (raft Triple Cockpit Custom COMPS 1939 Chevrolet Master Woody Lot #1028, S/N K344660 Condition: 2+ Sold at $86,400 Chassis number: 14759187 Engine number.. 49516645 B uick's biggest and most elegant woody wagons owe their genesis to a cocktail party in Hollywood in 1941. Movie director Norman McLeod and his wife Bunny invited Buick designer Harley Earl over as part of a West Coast sales meeting and Mrs. McLeod complained that the couple didn't have a Buick because there were no wagons. Earl was the creator of the 1938 "Y Job," which set the style for GM's offerings clear through 1953, and he quickly sketched a prototype that eventually became the 1946 Super Series 50 wagon. This car seems to be an intelligent restoration of a very solid car. It was undertaken by Woody expert Bud Hicks in the 1990s, and very little wood paneling was replaced—only a small section at the left rear. It is described as a fine driver with no shakes or rattles, a good gearshift, and efficient brakes. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $88,125 at the Christie 's Monterey auction, held August 18, 2005. Before Dinah Shore hit them with her Chevrolet pitch, the Buick division of General Motors urged many returning World War II GIs to "See America First" in a 60  Buick. If you needed a car and you had a little extra change in your pocket, you might bypass the Bowtie in favor of the waterfall grille and an increase in status. Something worked, as the Buick division took fourth place back from Dodge in 1947, turning out 267,830 cars, including 37,743 ragtops-22.9% of the U.S. total. Buick had three model lines in 1947: the Special Series 40, the Super Series 50, and the Roadmaster Series 70. The Special rode on a 121-inch wheelbase, while the Super was three inches longer For his money, the Roadmaster owner got 129 inches between Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, Al, 1/26/2005 SCM ID# 37057 1940 Ford DeLuxe Woody Lot #1003, S/N 522001 Condition: 3Sold at $145,800 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/26/2005 SCM ID# 36966 the hubs. Perhaps by skipping a Series 60 model car, GM psychologists convinced Roadmaster buyers they were 20 points better than a Series 50 buyer Wood-bodied station wagons were dramatically more expensive than sedans or coupes in the same series. In 1947, a Series 50 wood-bodied wagon cost $2,805, while a four-door sedan in the same series was just $1,929. In a time when radios and heaters were factory options for under $100, that $865 was a big difference. Woodys eclipsed even convertibles in price. The 1947 Series 50 convertible cost only $2,333. In the Roadmaster line, the Woody carried a $700 premium, selling for a staggering $3,249. In more contemporary parlance, the Series 50 Woody was the G-Wagen to a standard Mercedes sedan, while the Series 70 fell in line more with a G55 AMG. Sports Car Market

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And as the upscale SUVs of their day, they were bought accordingly, popular with land developers and lodge owners, boarding schools and large, affluent families. An owner in Western states might use his wagon for daily transport, ferrying dude ranch guests from the train station to a remote spread, while in the East Woodys were left at the park-n-ride as Dad traveled to a New York office from suburban Connecticut or New Jersey. Family use, errands, and chores. With this kind of gentle service, one might think they would last forever but that was not the case. Woodys, it turned out, were maintenance intensive. Many of us have seen old photos of surviving wood bodies, while the metal parts have rusted away. More than anything, however this is the exception to the rule, as the scenario is likely just the opposite. Few owners were willing to invest the time and effort to keep the body in excellent shape, a routine that called for twice-yearly waxing in mild climes, and more in harsher weather In some extreme cases, upkeep required removing all the wood panels, refinishing them, and performing carpentry repairs on rotted or damaged sections. Expensive when new plus expensive to maintain is a poor equation for long-term survival. In the late 1950s and 1960s, Woodys got a second wind and were famous as surfer transportation—for as long as they lasted. Because there was room for surfboards on the roof and forfriends inside, they were bought cheap and used up in great numbers. Aside from its utility as a big car a wooden-bodied car offers a unique set of sensations. Woodys often have a distinctive smell—usually a combination of varnish and dampness—similar to wooden boats. A lack of both carpets and cloth seat coverings is partially responsible here, as Woodys were equipped from the factory with rubber floor mats and vinyl seats. And the roof is merely canvas stretched over wooden slats, which does nothing to muffle noise. Because wood is so climate sensitive, veteran Woody owners will recall their doors loose and rattling in the summer and fitting squeaky tight in the winter as the wood expanded and contracted with respect to the moisture in the air Woodys carry their weight differently than steel-bodied cars, and the considerable bodyflex makes for a distinct over-the-road feel. In an era of roly-poly ride in American cars, the Woodys—often a few hundred pounds heavier—rode a little lower on their haunches and a bit floatier at the front end. Everything is relative, of course; I doubt if many Woody owners today push the performance envelope. Zero-to-sixty times could be measured in tree rings. The Dynaflow automatic transmission didn't appear until 1948, which means this car is blessed with "three on the tree," and spared the slushbox's leaking rear seal, which demands removal of the entire torque tube and rear axle for repair And if you don't replace the rear bushing in the transmission as well, you get to do it again about a month later The subject car looked to be a solid example without any major standout points for or against—a true number 3+ throughout. With replacement interior and restored paint (and a color change from maroon, for some reason), it appeared ready for casual use. Wood issues are always paramount, and this car showed light separation between a few panels, a potentially expensive problem to address. At $88,125, it was not cheap, but I call it fairly priced. That figure could have gone much higher had this been a Roadmaster, as only 300 were turned out by the Ionia works. But with Super production at 2,031, enough examples exist to prevent any sort of top-tier collectibility. In addition, 4,584 Super chassis-cowl units were shipped overseas, so Woody fans might search profitably in dry climates like Argentina and Australia, where boatbuilders often doubled as coachbuilders. There S no reason for the new owner to perform a restoration in the near future; he should simply enjoy this decent example and expect that it will give him many years of service. When it does come time for a restoration, however one important thing to consider will be parts availability. Just take heart that at least one part won't be hard to find, and they continue to make first-class replacements. You could even say they grow on trees.• DAVE ICIIVNEY is head of USA ppraisal, located in the Washington, D.C. area, as well as a longtime contributor to SCM. Seat Time Steve Snyder, Anaheim, CA: The '47 Buick is the archetype of everything the sporty car set was rebelling against back in the early post-war period. I recently sold a very nice, #2 condition 1947 Buick Woody Wagon, and had driven it enough to get a good feel for it. Up close, the wood body is visually arresting—the wood is so warm and natural looking that it makes you want to look deeper. Entering the car, you are enveloped by the smell of the leather interior, a wonderful aroma. The ignition switch has three settings, lock, on, and off, making it possible to use the car without a key, toggling between the 'off' and "on' positions. Nothing happens when it's set to "oe—the starter switch is located on the carburetor, and activated by mashing the gas pedal all the way down. Once underway, it's all about smoothness, convenience, and comfort. Three speeds on the column, plenty of power from the straight-eight overhead valve engine, and the most compliant suspension ever made. It wafts, billows, undulates, and—wait for it—lumbers down the road. Get it Lumbers? It's really a comfortable car to drive. My favorite driving experience was at night, because of the dashboard. It has three round gauge clusters, which are gold and cream colored. At night, with the lights on, the instruments had this bright golden glow, almost like cat's eyes. Another great feature is the taillight assembly, which is mounted to the tailgate and springloaded. When the tailgate is up, the taillights sit in their normal position. When the tailgate is down, you can move the taillights so they're visible. This was done for the now laughable idea that you might actually carry something in the back of the wagon and need to drive with the tailgate down. It was a fun car while I owned it, but, seeing as how I have to keep the inventory moving at The Vault Classic Cars (www.vaultcars .com), if went down the road this August to a new owner who can enjoy the many comforts of the Woody and the great image it projects. December 2005  61

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Domestic Affairs Colin Corner Corvette Market Lessons from Monterey If a car fails to measure up, if it's lacking in paperwork or preparation, then it will draw limited interest and will be discounted n the Corvette market, the most collectible cars come from the 1953-67 model years. In modern 'Vettespeak, these are the Cl and C2 cars. With Corvette prices enjoying a steady climb, buyers have shown they are willing to spend top dollar for the best examples. Monterey presented collectors with several opportunities to land such cars. Here are four sales from the weekend that say something about current values and trends. I 1954 ROADSTER Condition: 1. Valued presale at $100,000–$120,000 Christie 's lot #47: This is a well-known car, touted as the lowest-mileage six-cylinder Corvette, with just over 1,300 miles from new. It has a wonderful and fully documented history, including a meticulous restoration using nearly all the original parts. It sold for $193,875, including commission. A '54 Corvette for $193,875? What's next, dogs and cats sleeping together? What happened should be no surprise, however. Though this car failed to bring $100k in 2003, in the intervening months '54 Corvette prices have doubled and are approaching the going rate for '53s. The car on offer was an extraordinary example presented at a great venue, and found two willing bidders with stars in their eyes. Recent '54 Corvette sales show a prevailing market value of $75k-$95k for equally nice, though higher-mileage cars. The winning bidder here paid a premium not just for the quality of the car, but for the gentle life it's had. And while twice the money is serious business, if you believe the catalog, there just isn't another out there like it. With 3,640 1954 Corvettes produced, my checkbook would be out looking for the world's best 1953 Corvette. Just 300 '53s were built, and I think the best could be had for $150k. Long-term, a '53 should handily trounce an identical '54 on rarity alone. The result for this '54 is a reflection of the conventional but costly wisdom that says, "Buy the best and pay whatever it costs." I don't disagree with the thinking, but I'd rather apply that rationale to ultra-low-production cars. 1954 roadster (bottom) with just 1,300 miles from new: 1963 split-window ('second from top) was a good hut not great car 62  1957 CONVERTIBLE, 283/283, Fl, 4-SPEED Condition 2+. Valued presale at $100,000-5125,000 RM lot #216: Represented as a numbers-matching, 283-hp four-speed fuelie. This was a nicely restored car in Onyx Black with silver coves and a red interior—an eyecatching combination. The 1957 model year was the first for both Rochester mechanical fuel injection and fourspeed transmissions, highly desirable options in today's market. It sold for $132,000, including commission. Like the '54s, '57 Corvettes have been hot commodities of late, but for a different reason. Though they are often overlooked, their combination of style, sophistication, and performance meant they could hold their own against Europe's best. Sports Car Market

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While some maintain you can buy a totally correct, restored '57 fuelie 'Vette for $75k, I think those days are past. I see great examples regularly sell between $90k and $175k, with the ultra-rare "big brake" and "airbox" cars at the upper end. At $132k, this car—with no evidence of Bloomington Gold or NCRS certification—can be considered fully priced, but not for long. If the car proves to be as legitimate as presented by the auction company, I see no fault on either side of this transaction. Buyer beware, however, for if he is over six feet or 200 pounds, might I suggest a good chiropractor? And get yourself a AAA membership and a good fuelie mechanic while you work the bugs out of this fresh restoration. 1963 SPLIT-WINDOW, 327/360, Fl, 4-SPEED Condition 3+. Valued presale at $70,000–$90,000 Christie 's lot #49: This car, in Daytona Blue, was described in the catalog as a matching-numbers car in "wonderful" condition. Close inspection revealed it was merely a nice example in average condition. The paint was a little off, the car seemed to sit slightly askew, and many small details made me uneasy. By appearance alone, it was a good car, but not a great car. It sold for $82,250, including commission. The split-window is one of the most beautiful and iconic Corvettes ever produced. In fact, all the mid-year 1957 fuelie IVCIS ly priced at $132,000 cars (1963-67) have styling and nuances so well conceived you wish GM would scatter them as inspiration around the halls of its current design department. Split-windows always top any Corvette collector's list, and we've seen a big price jump in the past 18 months. A year ago this was a $50k car. But with perfectly restored split-window fuelies bringing north of $100k, and very good unrestored examples with Bloomington Gold Survivor certification fetching as much or more, this sale can be considered fair. This car was far from perfect and it didn't carry much solid documentation, so the sale reflected that. 1967 CONVERTIBLE, 427/435, 4-SPEED Condition 2. Valued presale at $150,000–$200,000 Gooding lot #71: Described as a numbers-matching car, finished in Tuxedo Black from the factory. Like '53 and '57 ragtops, and the '63 split-windows, the '67 Corvette is another "must-have." And what better way to get into a '67 than to buy a triple-black, 435-hp convertible? As with many collector cars, black is the "it" color on Corvettes. Only 815 were produced in this color, making it a rare find today. This example sold for $145,200, including commission. Granted, it did cross the block toward the end of Sunday night, but surely not everyone was asleep! It was purchased by an astute dealer who, unlike this scribe, wasn't dozing in his chair after an exhausting day spent traipsing around the 18th fairway. If the authenticity of both the color and the motor check out, then this car is proof positive there are deals to be had at Pebble Beach. The prevailing market on stellar '67 435 convertibles, with airtight documentation and their original (non-restamped) engines, is $175,000-$225,000. Black cars are at the top of this range. Had this car been presented at the June Bloomington Gold auction in St. Charles, IL, I would not have been surprised by a result near or above $200k. While the buyer at Pebble got himself a deal, the seller can't walk away too disappointed either. Unless the day comes when he reads his old car was just sold at Bloomington for $200k. The Corvette market has quickly become as active and competitive as any other, and collectors have responded by educating themselves about the cars in which they are interested. They have also shown they are willing to pay for the best. If a car doesn't measure up—if it lacks paperwork, or is neither a great unrestored example nor a state-of-the-art restoration—it will draw limited interest and will be discounted. Today's buyers want quality and documentation. Corvettes are easy to decode, but they are equally easy to counterfeit, so those who do their homework, who learn from their own mistakes and those of others, stand to reap the benefits of a solid, smart investment.* 1967 convertible was a very good deal at $145,200 if the numbers check out COLIN COMER is founder and president of Cohn Classic Automobiles, as well as an avid collector and enthusiast. December 2005  63

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Race Car Profile 1965 427 Cobra Daytona Coupe Those who worship at the altar of the Snake will kneel and genuflect, but was it ever a real car? By Thor Thorsen DETAILS Year produced: 1965 Number produced: 1 Original price: Never finished, never sold SCA( Valuation: $1,457,500 established Cost per hour to race: $1,000 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis #: Stamped on frame tube. Engine #: No engine numbers on Fords Club: Shelby American Automobile Club ISAAC), PO Box 788, Sharon CT 06069 Web: saac.com Alternatives: Ferrari 275 GTB/C, Cobra 289 Coupe, Cheetah SCM Investment Grade: A 1966 Shelby Cobra Lot #5188, S/N CSX3159 Condition: 3 Sold at S567,025 Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/28/2005 Chassis number: CSB 3054 T his prototype is the only 427 Cobra Daytona Coupe in existence. Following the successful campaign of the small block Cobra Daytona Coupes in 1964, Shelby's Director of Special Projects Peter Brock penned new aerodynamic coachwork for the larger Mk II chassis. Built for Shelby American's assault on LeMans in the 1965 race season, designer Peter Brock was convinced the Super Coupe would exceed 215 miles per hour on the Mulsanne Straight. This unbelievable automobile is eligible for every vintage competition event on the planet. It is the ultimate "Holy Grail" opportunity for the Shelby American enthusiast. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $1,457,500 at the Russo & Steele Monterey auction, August 20, 2005. Last month the topic of my musings was a special and important prototype Ford GT40 that had "evolved" into a rather pedestrian and ordinary state after a long life as an active racing car This month we're going to look at the other side of the possibilities, a spectacular, heart-pounding, wonderful restoration of a Cobra that never was. Don't get me wrong, the 427 Super Coupe is a known entity. You can read chapters about it in virtually every Shelby book and it seems to be generally accepted, but it was never "reaL "In its era, no grandstand ever shook from its exhaust roar, no competitor nervously looked over at it wondering what it would take to beat it, no driver ever heroically pushed it too hard through the rain for the 64  glory of winning. It was a dream that came to fruition a full 15 years after the fact. Think of it this way: If in 1960 somebody took the plans and some original parts of a WWII Nazi atomic bomb and created an operating version, would it be real history? The Nazis tried to build it when it mattered and it might have changed history had they succeeded—but they didn 't. So what is real? Let's talk about the car and what really happened. In those days the FIA was willing to accept alternate bodies on homologated production car chassis, a rule that gave us Speedwell Sprites and Harrington Le Mans Tigers (they changed the rule and stopped SCM ID# 37287 1963 Shelby Cobra Lot #S185, S/N CSX2128 Condition: 2 Sold at $2,133,025 Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/28/2005 SCM ID# 37033 allowing this in 1966). Shelby had a very strong and competitive race car in the 289 Cobra, but it had the aerodynamics of a brick wall, which was a serious problem on the long, fast courses. The solution was to build a limited number of very slippery coupe-bodied cars specifically for this kind of track (thus the name "Daytona Coupe'), and it worked out extremely well. When the decision was made to build the 427 Cobra, building a few coupes specifically for Le Mans seemed the logical approach. Life is seldom that simple though particularly not for Shelby in those days. The writing was clearly on the wall in the front engine vs. mid-engine debate, and Ford was increasingly committed to the mid-engine GT40. Though they were happy to have Shelby building and selling Cobras and Mustangs, when it came to racing them, he was more and more on his own. Peter Brock had worked out a very pretty design for the 427 coupe and they had organized a chassis from AC, but producing the body was a problem. Instead of the Italian company that had built the 289 coupes, Shelby was forced to Sports Cot Market

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. 41.zna-Ar, at ...a. ir• .  . PSI * , • Chief Designer Peter Brock (left) sculpting a slippery shape  The wood boely buck hints at thing s to come use a London coachbuilder, apparently by Ford politics. They not only failed miserably but used up crucial time in the process. When Brock and Shelby realized that everything was completely wrong, it was late March, and the car was due for Le Mans in June. They shipped the bits back to California to try to complete the car, but by then Ford had handed the GT40 effort to Shelby (see SCM November 2005) and the manpower simply wasn't available to do the job. Shelby took a deep breath and bowed to reality, the project was abandoned, and the pieces were shoved out back and forgotten. Fast forward fifteen years. The chassis/body had been sold to a San Francisco car club as part of the Shelby American liquidation. A Midwestern collector managed to buy the bits and gave them to a Denver restoration shop to be turned into the car that never was. It was a huge project, probably the biggest that the shop had ever done, because though the body and frame were there, none of the details had been worked out. Even oiler it became an operating car, the challenges were intimidating. The first time the car ran seriously, at Road Atlanta, the owner discovered that at speed the car literally flew (all four wheels). When he landed on the pavement, the wheels were in a turned position and he spun for a full quarter mile before stopping. That owner never drove the car again. It was eventually sold to George Stauffer, an extremely competent Cobra guy, so hopefully that and the many other issues have been figured out and the car is as track-ready as it is impressive to look at. The basic issue remains, though: What is it? The original never ran. It's not a replica because you can't replicate something that never was. It's certainly an icon for many; those who worship at the altar of the Snake will kneel and genuflect, but was it ever a real car? The catalog asserts that it is eligible for "every vintage competition event anywhere on the planet," but I think they're being hopeful. Since the car never raced nationally or internationally in period, it does not meet the FIA's basic requirement for the HTP (Historic Technical Passport). The HTP is required to enter any FIA-sanctioned event, which is to say virtually every serious race outside of the U.S. (where we seldom bother with the FIA). If your car doesn't have one, you can't enter The 427 Cobras never did anything outside the U.S. anyhow, so maybe that doesn't matter However the 427 Coupe remains the quintessential American fantasy race car and I can't think of an American venue that wouldn't love to have it. From a serious-collector standpoint, though, I think attention has to be paid to the fantasy part of the description. Somebody paid one heck of a lot of money for something that never was.• THOR THORSEN has been hooked on race cars since the late '50s and actively involved with vintage racing since the '70s. Historical and descriptive information in this Profile courtesy of the auction company. December 2005  65

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1.1934 Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport  Sold for €1.680,250, 8 February 2003  2 The Ex Le Guizec. Rouen 4 Hours - 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Sold for €668,250, 8 February 2003 3 1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre MR Series Drophead Coupe by Vanvooren Sold for €382,250, 14 February 2004 4 1955 0 S C A Tip° MT4-2AD Berlinetta by Vignale Sold for €396,250, 12 February 2005 Consignment Deadline  1 December 2005  Rupert Banner  +44 (0)20 7389 2851  motorcars@christies.com christies.com Auction  11 February 2006  Enquiries  Philip Kantor  +32 (0)476 879 471  Venue Salon Retromobile Porte de Versailles 75015 Paris Catalogues +33 (0)1 40 76 85 61 EXCEPTIONAL MOTOR CARS AT RETROMOBILE II February 2006 CHRISTIE'S

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Market Reports Overview $ 190,000 E 110,628 is yet to come, the lull affords us the chance to bring you up to speed on some notable recent sales both pre- and postMonterey. N Senior Analyst Dave Kinney last visited Tulsa for an auction many years ago. Much, much wiser now, he's got his finger RAI auctioneer Peter Bainbridge on the pulse of a Kruse-Leake auction that has changed a great deal in the intervening years. He followed that up with a trip to RM's sale in Rochester, Michigan. Meadow Brook Hall is the perfect backdrop for such an event and the pre-war American consignments that stole the show, and the results served as solid evidence that the market for these classics, at least the exceptional ones, continues to be strong. When Christie's moved its customary midweek sale to a Saturday, our intrepid transatlantic correspondent Richard Hudson-Evans was faced with a dilemma. Should he go down to the Jack Barclay Showroom and make his report, or should he head out to the Northamptonshire countryside to attend Bonhams' annual sale at the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club? Not one to bow to the pressures of the space-time continuum, RH-E managed to make it to both. B. Mitchell Carlson, meanwhile, braved the heat and humidity of central Iowa to find out what Mecum had in store at its 31st Hawkeye Classic. Thankfully, he only needed to stretch his bravery across the parking lot, as this year's edition took place in a new, air-conditioned venue. In the end it proved to be a modest sale, with no shortage of bargains, and in his report Carlson makes a strong case for the deal of the day. Silver once again held its four-day sale in conjunction with Reno's Hot August Nights. I attended for the weekend to poke, prod and inspect as many of the 700 lots as humanly possible. In the end I came away with a representative sample, which reflects the overall success of this year's event. I can also tell you this: Don't ever stay at the Wonder Lodge in that city. Finally, Geoff Archer dredged the recesses of eBay to bring us a collection of fabulous—and otherwise—four-doors. If you were in the market recently for a tricked-out 1981 Checker Marathon formerly owned by John McEnroe, then chances are good you and Geoff stumbled across the same car.—Stefan Lombard• BY THE NUMBERS 2005 III 2004 2003 Mil 2002 IMO 2001 2000 ow that the madness of Monterey is comfortably past, and the marathon of Arizona TOP SALES THIS ISSUE 1 1. 1935 Duesenberg Model Si Torpedo, $1,650,000, RM, p. 74 2. 1929 Duesenberg Model 1, $825,000, RM, p. 72 3. 1930 Packard 745, $269,500, RM, p. 74 4. 1931 Cord L29, $236,500, RM , p. 74 5. 1937 Cord 812 SC, $236,500, RM, p. 76 6. 1929 Stutz Model M Vertical Eight, $203,500, RM, p. 72 7. 1955 Mercury D-528 "Beldone," $187,000, RM, p.78 8. 1961 Jaguar XKE, $160,288, Christie's, p. 109 9. 1940 Packard One-Twenty, 5150,700, RM, p. 76 10. 2003 Bentley Arnage R, $146,874, Bon hams, p. 118 scmBest Buys •••••• 1. 1981 Ford C-8000, $1,800, Mecum, p. 104 2.1954 MG IF, $14,040, Kruse-Leake, p. 122 3. 1932 DeSoto SC6, $22,000, RM, p. 74 4. 1924 Cadillac V-63 Eight $29,302, Bonhams, p. 118 5. 1971 Plymouth GTX, $79,500, Silver, p.94 iNSide RM Auctions, Rochester, MI (RM)  Silver Auctions, Reno, NV (S)  RM Auctions  Rochester, MI  Silver Auctions  Reno, NV  Mecum Auctions  Des Moines, IA  Christie's  London, UK  Bonhams  Kelmarsh, UK  Kruse International  Tulsa, UK  Mecum Auctions, DesMoines, IA (M)  Christie's, London, UK (Ch)  Bonhams, Kelmarsh, UK (B)  Kruse International, Tulsa, OK (K)  eBay Motors, (e)  SCM 1 6 Scale  - Condition Rutin.:  1: National concours standard/perfect  2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws  3: Average daily driver in decent condition  4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws  p. 68 p. 82 p. 96 p. 106 p. 112 p. 120 p. 126 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts

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RM Auctions Rochester, MI Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall This year's event was the best to date, proving that anyone who thinks the market for pre-war American cars has dried up was not in Rochester Company RM Auctions Date August 6,2005 Location Rochester, MI Auctioneer Peter Bainbridge Automotive lots sold / offered 79 / 89 Sales rate 89% Sales total $8,836,100 High sale 1935 Duesenberg Model Si Torpedo Phaeton sold at S1,650,000 Buyer's premium 10% (included in sold prices) 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Torpedo Phaeton sells at $1.6m Report and Photos by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics F Rochester, MI • 68  or the last eleven years, RM Auctions has staged its Vintage Motor Car sale in conjunction with the Meadow Brook Concours d' Elegance, which takes place just down the hill, on the grounds of Oakland University. From both a financial and a logistical standpoint, this year's event was the best to date, proving that anyone who thinks the market for pre-war American cars has dried up was not in Rochester, Michigan on Saturday, August 6. Of the 89 cars presented, 79 sold, marking an 89% sell-through rate—one of the highest seen in any recent non-no-reserve auction. In all, more than $8.8m changed hands, though there were definitely deals to be had. A decent 1963 Volkswagen Transporter sold for just $8,800, a mere percentage of what some other recent VW bus sales have obtained. Another good buy—and a bit of an outcast among the big American field—was a nice 1969 Land Rover Series II that changed hands for a reasonable $12,100. At the other end of the spectrum, a 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino surprised nearly everyone when it fetched a strong $115,500 from its new Danish owner. A beautifully restored 1931 Cord L-29 Phaeton sedan likely set a record with its $236,500 sale price. And one of the two Duesenbergs present, a gorgeous, supercharged 1935 Si Torpedo Phaeton, came in at top sale for $1,650,000. In all, 20 vehicles sold above the $100,000 mark. One car that generated plenty of pre-sale buzz was a 1955 Mercury D-528 Concept Car, also known as the Beldone. Paramount Studios owned the car for a number of years, featuring it in the 1964 Jerry Lewis film "The Patsy." It sold here for more than twice its low estimate at $187,000. Though the weather was hot and muggy, RM continued its recently instituted policy of passing out bottled water to all in attendance—a nice gesture that was especially well received on this late-summer day. With each successful sale, the company continues to position itself strongly in several corners of the market where it detects unfulfilled consumer needs. By doing so, it has become one of the auction giants, with a full calendar of catalog and non-catalog sales scheduled throughout the year. I can't imagine that many people walked away unhappy from this show, as buyers, sellers, and anyone who happened to stop in witnessed another memorable event, as well as substantial proof that the market for pre-war American cars is alive and well.• Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Rochester, MI ENGLISH #48-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 HP sport coupe. S/N GLR27. Eng. # 3680. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 75,000 miles. A recently freshened older restoration on an appealing car. Paintwork and chrome are good to very good, but the overall look is let down by the older top and some stretching paint. Good gaps, and door fit is acceptable. Interior shows very well; tool-kit door is ill fitted. Very good wood, and light wear to leather. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. Working against a presale estimate of $30k to $40k, it's not a surprise that this car was a no sale at the high bid. There are very few restored Mk IXs on this side of the Atlantic, and for good reason: They cost a lot to restore and don't have a large following. The dealer/owner took this one home; he will undoubtedly have better luck hand selling it in his showroom. The interior shows a good patina; a few leather scratches are too deep to be called patina, however. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $44,000. This one goes squarely into the well-bought column. It is likely worth the bid in twice as costly British pounds. With its handsome style, if fairness was a factor in valuation, this price seems out of bounds. #79-1934 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 HP sedanca coupe. S/N GAF29. Dove Gray/black cloth/ gray leather. RHD. Odo: 15,826 miles. The quality older restoration now shows some signs of age and wear but is still quite good. The scrape to the left rear fender is no help, but the paintwork is good otherwise. The brightwork is good overall, with some age the exterior. The interior is as nice as they come without being overdone. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $84,700. Not too long ago, displaying any open Jag from the '50s without chrome wire wheels was the kiss of death. It likely meant a cheap restoration or an owner who had resprayed his chrome wheels after the plating had disappeared. In today's more sophisticated market it means little except that the owner has enough good sense to restore his car without regard to popular opinion. I say bravo, and the market also said so on this rewarding result. #115A-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. SN 674055. Black/red leather. Odo: 52,515 miles. Very good to excellent throughout, including the paint and show-quality brightwork. The only flaws seem to be one or two light scratches that will rub out easily. The interior aluminum diamond plate to footwell and rear area, and continues on the rear door exterior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,000. Perhaps a bit above the price guide value for condition, but I say this Land Rover was well bought. Long after similar vehicles are used up and turned to rust, a well-maintained Land Rover is good for a quarter of a million miles. I wouldn't want to be the one driving it that distance. but it is often done. wear. The top shows some staining and color loss. Lots of patina to the interior; good seats, and the wood shows light wear and cracking. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $95,000. It's hard to imagine less inspired colors. However, the overall look was quite pleasing, and with the Sedanca top, it's much more usable than a coupe. I would have been tempted to let this one go had I been the owner. #61-1953 JAGUAR XK 120M roadster. S/N S674089. Eng. # KE49968. British Racing Green/black leather. Odo: 11 miles. The vendor states he has owned the car for 17 years. Recent restoration to rust-free body is excellent throughout. All gaps are well done, as is the paint and chrome. No visual flaws are noted to 70  is nice, with only one light paint mark to the top of the seat. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $79,200. Another sale you could use as a benchmark for a current and correct market price. This Jag had a lot going for it, with good colors and a good quality restoration. Even as the last car in the sale, there was enough marketplace interest to get it to a respectable price level. #29-1958 JAGUAR MK IX saloon. S/N STC792013. Dark blue over medium blue/blue leather. Odo: 1,824 miles. Factory sunroof, Lucas fog lamps. Very good paint and chrome. GERMAN #27-1963  VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER bus. S/N 1093302. Cheerful Teal/white/teal and white. Odo: 85,932 miles. Vendor states it's had three owners, the miles are original, and it has a recent repaint in original colors. Well done but not perfect—a good #25-1969 LAND ROVER SERIES II utility vehicle. S/N 24436222F. Red/cream/black leather. Odo: 44,319 miles. No reserve. Not a full professional job but good enough for an old Land Rover. Good paint is well applied and shiny, brightwork is good but shows wear. Painted trim is good, as are the glass and gaskets. Interior is complete and well fitted; added 10-footer. Dirty areas to the interior. Some of the brightwork has scars. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,800. Cheap, cheap, cheap. I don't think this Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions I Rochester, MI means that the market is over for these rudimentary station wagons. I do think, however, that the buyers here today were a bit more cautious in reviewing their purchases prior to bidding. Well done. ITALIAN AMERICAN #I03-1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO coupe. S/N 05802. Red/black HT/tan leather. Odo: 19,204 miles. Very good paint and chrome. The fit appears to be good to the doors, hood, and trunk. Good glass, with no delamination noted. Mouse fur on the dash is in good #30-1908 MAXWELL HC 18/20 run- about. S/N 3127. Red with black fenders/black cloth/black leather. RHD. No reserve. It's easy to find wear areas and paint chips, yet the car is still very appealing. The good paint is marred by age and chips, with very good brass. Overall, it appears to be quite complete, with a top in fine condition. The interior is a tiny bit worn; black "When you need the job done right" common, and this car also was described as having some problems getting into reverse. A very nice example other than that. My only other concern would have been the bubbling body work on the rear wheel lip. The price achieved was extremely strong. INSPECTIONS condition, as are the seats and carpet. Some small zits above the right rear wheel on the lip. A short drive reveals it pops out of second gear, but handles tight. New Michelin XWX tires; missing the spare and tool kit. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $115,500. Synchro problems on Dinos are carpets are fitted over the wooden floorboards. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,900. I wouldn't mind owning one of these handsome brass cars, de- What Do You REALLY want from Santa? www.reoriginals.com ea 44 Vintage Ferrel tool and jack bag in absoulutely correct vintage material with correct leather strapping and all the details! U0133 Hood Struts for Daytona. New manufacture. Correct! B0563 Pirelli Cinturato Tire 185x 16. New man facture on the original mold with a serious racing carcass. 80300X Hard top stowage covers for the 308 GTS. Correct Ferrai snaps! U01208 r /• ,r•M war 00p Stuff Stockings --"with Gift Cerificates! December 2005 New Online Registry, share your Wish List! www.AUt0111 Automobile Inspections LLC, Hartford, CT USA Telephone: 860 456 4048 Fax: 860 423 6260 71 Tel: 713-849-2400 Any Car Any Year Anywhere

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RM Auctions Rochester, MI spite that underpowered 2-cylinder motor that can't get out of its own way. This car even with its older restoration, still had plenty of curb appeal to the preview crowd. Fully priced for the condition, but I predict the new owner will have plenty offun during his ownership. #102-1913 FORD MODEL T delivery car. S/N 238151. Midnight blue and black/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 1,421 miles. Very nicely executed restoration—all the shiny bits are shiny and all the dull bits are dull. Excellent paint, with the brass very sharp as trimmed, with the top piped in burgundy. The dual rear-mounted spares are a nice touch. Well finished through and through, this is a model I don't believe I have seen displayed before. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $203,500. One of the true greats, this Stutz and its LeBaron coachwork will turn heads even among the seasoned Concours attendees. It personifies what the rich playboy of the Roaring Twenties would aspire to, with its golf club door, dual rear spares, and disappearing rumble seat. Not cheap, but likely worth the price. well. One "outie" ding to the driver side fender looks like stone damage. Excellent interior, great wood, and well-fitted leather. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,000. I would submit this as even more proof of the vibrancy of the brass car market. This C cab delivery car was well restored with good colors and excellent graphics. Selling for well over twice the low estimate must have made the vendor smile. #95-1924 STUTZ SERIES 315 MODEL C fire engine. S/N 1313. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 13,900 miles. Complete with hoses and ladders, bells and nozzles. The old paintwork is worn and even worn through in places, though some gold leaf trim remains. Most brightwork is present but pitted or worse. The tires are yellowing to the whitewalls. The top is very good, and the interior is mostly excellent, with some light wear. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $825,000. The catalog presented a very good history of the car, detailing its provenance from new, with some of the usual gaps being filled in. This car carries level one certification (D-010) from the ACD club, and is recently from the Jerry Moore Collection. With the handsome Murphy body and the loads of equipment fitted, this was a well bought car for the long-term investor. dry rotted, as are the leather seats. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $46,200. This should bring cheer to the hearts of antique-fire-apparatus owners everywhere. You can usually count on antique fire engines—even great ones—getting stuck in the $20k range. Perhaps with the general increase in market values, even these hard to garage monsters are worth more. #88-1929 STUTZ MODEL M VERTICAL EIGHT speedster. S/N M245Y018. Eng. # 30046. Black/black cloth/burgundy leather. Odo: 23,014 miles. Titled to motor number. Excellent paint and chrome. Very nicely 72  #47-1930 LINCOLN MODEL L pha- eton. S/N 60817. Gray with black fenders/tan canvas/black leather. Odo: 9 miles. The high quality restoration appears mostly fresh, but with some age showing as well. Excellent paintwork, and chrome is top notch as well. Good glass and top. Cloth trunk cover shows a stain, and there is some desilvering to the inside of the cowl lights. Well crafted interior is expertly done, a masterpiece. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $104,500. One of the many cars at this sale that earned within its mid-estimate range. The open Lincolns from the 1930s were favorites #100-1929 DUESENBERG MODEL J convertible coupe. S/N 2213. Eng. # J194. Silver and green/tan cloth/dark green leather. Odo: 41,178 miles. A high-point restoration, but it is not hard to find the flaws here. The paint is very good, and the chrome is as new, but there are some light scratches to the exhaust pipes at the hood. Some color match problems and a few filled-in chips below the passenger door. The trunk now shows some flex cracks. Some of both gangsters and policemen. They were powerful and well built, suitable for both short bursts of speed and highway touring. This was a fair price for both the buyer and seller #49-1930 PIERCE-ARROW MODEL B DUAL WINDSHIELD phaeton. S/N 201090. Orange and burgundy/tan cloth/dark brown leather. Odo: 93,020 miles. A high-point restoration in unusual colors, now showing both age and use wear. The paint has a few cracks where it appears to have been applied too thick, but most is excellent with only a few scratches. Very good chrome; the wide whitewalls need a thorough scrubbing. Excellent top, and good fit to the doors. The interior is very good, with no flaws showing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $88,000. I was surprised when this car brought into its mid-estimate range of between $75k and $95k. I didn 't think the market was strong enough to support that at this time. No argument with the high bid, however If the new owners can do a little sympathetic retouching and can live with these colors, then they have a very rare full classic at a reasonable price. #83-1930 PIERCE-ARROW A-144 convertible. S/N 3025072. Green/white/black leather. Odo: 73,304 miles. Rumble seat convertible. Another "barn find" car, with plenty of chipped and missing paint. The weak chrome appears to be all there; the vinyl top must date from the 1960s or '70s. The auction company says the car drives great, and the vendor has Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Rochester, MI used it as is, with no intention of dolling it up. Needs on top of needs, it's an appealing car with no worries for an end user who can stay out of the restoration shop. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $53,000. I don't disagree with either the final bid or the auction company's pre-sale estimate of between $80k and $120k. My guess is that no one in the house wanted this car just to keep it the way it is, while the auction company felt that as an unrestored example, their figures were closer to its current value. #90-1930 PACKARD 745 convertible victoria. S/N 181327. Eng. # 181570. Orange, black, and cream/black cloth/cream leather. Odo: 95 miles. I wasn't around when they were new, but I can only hope they were this nice then. Excellent paint and chrome are to show standards. All gaps and fittings appear spot on. Excellent top, and interior is as new. Cond: 1. #97-1932 CADILLAC SERIES 355-B dual cowl sport phaeton. S/N 1202559. Black/tan cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 30,049 miles. This "barn find" looks to have been restored perhaps 30-40 years ago, but who knows to what level. Plenty of chips and missing spots on the paint. The chrome is all in need of help. The top shows plenty of rot, and let's not even talk about the smell. The older interior is complete. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $137,500. I'm expecting this one will be re-restored sometime soon and not left in its current state of decay. Its not hard at all to imagine the now sad sheet metal sporting a new coat of paint in the buyer 's favorite colors. Not cheap, but as they say, find another SOLD AT $269,500. 1 don 't know how old this restoration is, but I do know it earned the car a CCCA Premiere Award in 1999 and 2001. It also won a Best in Class last year at the Concours d 'Elegance at Meadow Brook Hall. Even though this car brought very close to its high estimate of $275k, I would still call it well bought in today's market. #99-1931 CORD L-29 phaeton sedan. S/N 2927115. Red and maroon/tan/tan leather. Odo: 52,070 miles. Excellent paint and brightwork, with an extremely high quality restoration throughout. No flaws noted to the top, and the whitewall yellowing appears to be the biggest except for the windshield surround. The older cloth top is holding up well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,000. With the snub-nosed and rounded DeSoto grille, this car is miles above many other cars of its era in both styling and performance. Compared to a Model A Ford, it's much more rare and distinctive. The new owner got a lot of value for his high bid. Well bought. sin externally. The interior is unmarred, with an excellent execution. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $236,500. Elegant and imposing, this showwinning Cord not only has beautiful proportions, but also shows how well a quality restoration can hold up—this one is now 15 years old. The price achieved can still be counted as within the accepted range. Think about this before you start cutting corners on your own restoration. 74 #109-1932 BUICK SERIES 50 MODEL 56C convertible coupe. S/N 200781. Yellow, brown, and orange/tan cloth/tan leather and blue trim. Odo: 2,199 miles. An explosion of colors. Some older restoration problems, including cracked paint and worn trim, but overall it's very presentable. Good brightwork, with some showing light age. Very nice leather, with the only wear to the driver's side of the seat. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $41,800. This car was hurt mostly by its now out-of-favor colors. Because of the colors, one could assume that this car was #66-1932 DESOTO SC6 convertible coupe. S/N SC20504. Yellow and tan/tan cloth/brown leather. Odo: 27,892 miles. Rumble seat, single rear-mounted spare. This car suffers only from a severe case of the cutes. Despite an out-ofdate color combination, it looks great. Good paint and chrome, and all brightwork is good very good look inside and out. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,650,000. Appraisers will often talk about "blockage," the concept of a declining price when too many examples of an object come on the marketplace in a short period of time. Perhaps that is what precipitated the recent drop in Duesenberg values. That said, $1,650,000 means that happy days are here again for the majority of Model J owners. #63-1935 STUDEBAKER DICTATOR roadster. S/N IAR13291. Red and silver/tan cloth/red leather. Odo: 72,980 miles. Rumble seat roadster. A most handsome car—the excellent paint shows only one or two chips. The chrome is great as well, with excellent three-row pinstripes. Very light wear to the top. restored 25 or 30 years ago. Imagining this car with a more acceptable color combination might help. With both a rumble seat and a golf door, this Buick represented the high end of the mid-priced popular cars on offer for its time. #60-1935 DUESENBERG MODEL SJ TORPEDO phaeton. S/N 2608. Eng. # J582. Black/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 4,002 miles. Handsome dual windshield coachwork. Some age to an excellent restoration, with very light scratching on the paint. Excellent chrome, excellent top. Very well finished interior, a The interior could use some detailing here and there, as the carpets are loose, but otherwise all is good. Gauge faces appear original, and Sports Car Marker

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RM Auctions Rochester, MI are still good. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $82,500. You don't even need to squint when looking at the photo of this car to see where generations of hot-rod builders got their inspirations. The sleek and well proportioned body style looks as good today as it did to our parents and grandparents. Very few of these handsome roadsters ever come on the market, but when they do, they never fail to garner attention. #67-1936  LINCOLN  K  V12 LANDAULETTE town car. S/N K5686. Creme/brown leather/tan cloth and brown leather. Odo: 39,510 miles. Divider window. The restoration is now 30 years old, but it looks like some less-than-professional work was done after that, as the paintwork is of school bus quality. Brightwork is aged, and the top is Very good fit and gaps. Passenger window has delaminating glass, but the balance is excellent. Very handsome interior shows light wear. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $71,500. I wonder how many unmodified, original Zephyrs remain, as so many of these were turned into hot rods since shortly after WWIL With dramatic body lines and futuristic styling, it 's not hard to see why the Zephyrs are a good choice for a creative canvas. I won't argue the high bid—it's worth that kind of money. #86-1939 MERCURY CONVERTIBLE pulling back. The interior is decent—not as bad as the outside, but not close to new either. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $50,600. Keeping in mind that the new owner just purchased the rights to a very expensive restoration, this rare Lincoln, with its unusual body style, will always turn heads. After investing perhaps another $100k in restoration, I hope the new owner has his fun, because it 's going to be a long time before he sees any financial return. #89-1937 CORD 812 SC convertible coupe. S/N 23379F. Eng. # FC2640. Black/ black leather. Odo: 1,834 miles. Excellent paint as well as chrome. A few light scratches from being perfect, but an outstanding presentation overall. The interior is very good is good overall, but shows some light wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $60,500. 1939 was the first year for Mercury, the upscale brand from Ford. Despite the catalog's proclamation that Mercury is likely to go the way of Oldsmobile and will soon be orphaned, I doubt if much of a premium can be placed on its first year 's status. A nice example good enough to win a local show #96-1940 PACKARD ONE-TWENTY convertible victoria. S/N 17012097. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 10,211 miles. Damn coachwork. Excellent paint, gaps, and chrome. and well fitted, with some V., ear to the steering wheel. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $236,500. The Sportsman model shows how long and low the Cord design can look when it is devoid of extraneous sculpture and trim. This mid-estimate result was no surprise. #57-1939 LINCOLN ZEPHYR coupe. S/N H76294. Burgundy/burgundy leather. Odo: 27,813 miles. Excellent paint and chrome. 76 11111111 wear on the running boards, but far too little to worry about. The interior is well trimmed but not overdone. A likeable restoration to a friendly Ford. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $39,600. Another one to mark into the well-bought column, even if the extremely low miles turn out not to be correct. This one scores high on the fun for the money scale, and the color looks better in person than it does in a photograph. As a matter offact, the proportions do as well. Sports Car Market coupe. S/N 99A80259. Light gray/black/red leather. Odo: 30,260 miles. Excellent paint and chrome on this 1990 AACA Grand National Winner. Very good gaps to all panels; the wellfitted top now shows its age with some loose stitching and dye differences. The interior The doors show no sag, and the top fit is spot on. Interior is excellent overall, with good leather, dash, and carpets. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $150,700. Like most Darrins, this one had a little bit of an unfinished look. Perhaps it just my mind's eye playing a trick, as one tends to expect more chrome trim. It seems that in the past few years, quite a few Darrins have changed hands. I'd call this sale market correct. #35-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 convertible coupe. SN 8357456. Antoinette Dark Blue/tan/tan leather. Odo: 1,374 miles. The restoration is not crisp, yet is still to high standards. Paint is very good, and the chrome is excellent. The top shows some dirt, but will clean up. Some glue showing on a few gaskets; very good glass. Interior is a peach with just a light patina. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $74,800. Despite the overly enthusiastic presale estimate of $80k to $90k, this car still found a new home at its more reasonable high bid. No one should be popping champagne corks, but this was a good car that brought a fair price. #62-1941 FORD SUPER DELUXE convertible. S/N 186132434. Brown/beige cloth/ chestnut leather. Odo: 10,588 miles. The vendor states that the miles are believed to be correct. 1995 restoration still looks great, but not fresh. Very good to excellent paint and chrome, with good door fit and gaskets. I noted some

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RM Auctions Rochester, MI #84-1941 STUDEBAICER PRESIDENT SKYWAY sedan coupe. S/N 7144660. Light gray/dark gray/gray cloth. Odo: 47,299 miles. A tidy car all the way through. This former AACA Senior car from the 1980s is still holding up very well. Very good paint, with excellent chrome. Underhood is better than new. Excellent glass and gaskets, with a good fit to good; some scratching to the chrome, but no pitting found. The black cloth top shows no real wear, and the clean interior has some patina to the seats. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $89,100. This vehicle was used in the 1951 Canadian Royal Tour and photos of the Queen Mother and the car are shown with the catalog description. Because of the historical significance and wellpreserved condition of the car I can see where this above-market price can be justified. the hood, trunk, and doors. Though the interior is done well, it's hard to get excited about a cloth interior from the forties. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $36,000. Even with its handsome styling, I can honestly say I've never heard anyone refer to a President Skyway as the car they have to own. Your collection would have to be rather deep i f you found yourself in need of this car. It was worth the high bid; the presale estimate of $45k to $55k proved very optimistic. #101 1941 FORD 3/4 TON 11D school - bus. S/N 6073970. Yellow/burgundy vinyl. Odo: 41,290 miles. Restored to a level befitting a school bus, not a show bus. Inside the yellow doors, gray paint is easy to spot, and you don't have to look far to find it on the gaskets either. The chrome is decent, and the fit to doors isn't bad. The interior is industrial-grade vinyl, as windows as well. The top fit is best in class. The interior is well fitted in a great complementary color. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $72,600. This restoration did not hold up as well as I might have expected. However it's not too late to fix some of the problems that have popped up. That said, this car was filly priced for its condition. would be expected. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $20,900. I would expect that with the recent increasing interest in unusual quasi-historic vehicles, those in the know are now perusing junkyards throughout the Southwest looking for vendor vans, school buses, and delivery trucks that can be restored on the cheap and sold for a profit. This bus is a true 20-footer—get too close and you'll realize it's only a cosmetic restoration. It could be worth the price paid, but it must be among the thinnest of markets. #42-1942 CADILLAC SERIES 62 convertible coupe. S/N 5426611. Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 36,004 miles. A decent paint job—not quite to show standards, but very good. Chrome follows in the same view. Fresh fender welting; antenna is very 78  #108-1951 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER convertible. S/N 7193800. Black/black cloth/ burgundy leather. Odo: 30,975 miles. Highquality sympathetic restoration. Mileage is said to be original. The vendor states that much of the car is original and has only been freshened where needed. The paintwork is still very loose at the base. Excellent leather shows some light wear. Added AM/FM disc player. Better than a driver throughout. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $36,300. Likely the best classic fun for the money value here today. Although you won't win any national shows with this one, it could make an almost bullet-proof weekend driver for its next owner Very well bought. #91-1949 CADILLAC SERIES 62 convertible coupe. SiN 496220887. Light yellow/black cloth/burgundy leather. Odo: 30,581 miles. The older restoration is good, though now showing its age. The paint has a few chips, while the chrome shows some light pitting. There is some delamination to the vent #114-1954 PACKARD CARIBBEAN convertible. S/N 54782042. White and red/white vinyl/red and white leather. Odo: 32,826 miles. Older restoration. Very good quality paint, with no flaws noted. The trunk lid has a minor fit problem, a possible adjustment issue. Most chrome is very good, though some pitting is starting in areas. The older vinyl top is serviceable, but showing its age. Seats and carpets are still good, but the steering wheel is discolored with age. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $48,400. The sale price was high for the condition, but if you put it into context with similar or lesser full-size convertibles of the era, then it could actually seem a small bargain. Nice examples can reach into the $60k range or beyond. As a driver, this car was well bought. #54-1955 MERCURY D-528 BELDONE concept car. Eng. # XY3-36. Gold/black/white. Odo: 229 miles. Fiberglass-bodied dream/design/show car. Equipped with an experimental "Y" block motor. The recent restoration is very good, but could be wearing better. The windshield is plexiglass, the "chrome" bumpers are silver painted. Brightwork and trim are largely pieced together just like on many other show cars. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $187,000. Owned by Paramount Pictures in the 1960s, the D-528 (for Design #528) became the Beldone for the 1964 Jerry Lewis movie "The Patsy." 2005 might go down as the year of the Concept Car This sale busted through its presale estimate of Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Rochester, MI $75k to $125k like a hot Icnije through butter If the interest in concept cars stays hot, then this was well done. If not, we'll find out who the patsy is soon enough. #53-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC56N022787. Matador Red and India Ivory/white vinyl/red and ivory. Odo: 324 miles. Continental kit, fender skirts, wire wheel hubcaps. Looks just like a fresh restoration should, with excellent paint, chrome, and vinyl top has some age but is still very good; interior leather shows some age. A nice older restoration. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $49,500. Last seen with Dave Thomas, of Wendy's fame, behind the wheel, this was the same car used in a series of commercials for the hanzburger chain. The sale price was perhaps a bit strong, but nobody got hurt. glass; new gaskets and top. The inside is just as nice, with no issues noted. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $79,200. This car sets the benchmark for what a nice '56 Bel Air in good colors and with good options can bring in the marketplace. Perhaps $5,000 more than I expected, but everyone involved in this transaction should be happy here. #55-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N D7FH172490. Black/white/ black/white. Odo: 10,511 miles. Second owner, with miles said to be original. The $30k restoration was done for the original owner in the 1990s. Very good paint; some issues with the chrome on the front bumper, but otherwise all is good. Usual delamination to the wind wing glass, though the replacement and brightwork are marred by a big scratch in the windshield. The correct style carpets are now stained; added speedometer, water and oil gauges. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $53,900. It tough to separate this car from its less than appealing graphics, but after the correct block and fuel-injection unit are re-installed, this sale price will seem quite reasonable. windshield is excellent. Good gaps; chrome wire wheels are excellent. Well-fitted and correct interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $71,000. The sound you're hearing in the background is the cheering of long-suffering '55-'57 Thunderbird owners. Even though this type of price has been seen on fully and freshly restored cars, even the presale estimate of $40k to $60k seemed unreasonably high before this car went across the block. New price trend or one-time anomaly? I'm betting on the latter #64-1957 BUICK ROADMASTER convertible. SN 7D2017369. Black/white vinyl/red leather. Odo: 7,999 miles. Very good quality paint, and most chrome is excellent as well. Vent window trim is pitted. The white 80  #37-1962 STUDEBAKER GRAN TURISMO HAWK 2-door hardtop. S/N 62V11247. Plum/tan vinyl and leather. Odo: 1,833 miles. Until recently, this was a show car, and is still quite good throughout. Very good paint and chrome. Great glass, and all gaskets appear to be of a recent vintage. Period- shows some age but is mostly quite good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,100. The headline here, if there is one, is an "average car brings below average price." I would have expected this car to get to the low end of the $15k to $20k estimate—perhaps a few bidders read a lot into that 1/8-inch thick paint chip. No bargain, but it is refreshing to see any Corvette go for below the estimate in this red-hot market.• Sports Car Market #77-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J58S105529. White with silver coves/blue vinyl. Odo: 5,902 miles. A modern 350-ci block is installed, but the sale includes the original fuel-injected motor. Looks just like you would expect a fully restored car that has been raced to look. Very good paint Antenna is coming apart— it looks like one or two pieces are missing. The bone-stock interior is trimmed nicely and looks good overall. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $42,900. It would be easy to call this result astonishing and leave it at that. However, with money chasing money in today's market, I suppose this is the inevitable result. This is the one they will be talking about at Mustang meets through the end of the year #34-1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE t-top coupe. S/N 1Z37K2S507881. Red/black leather. Odo: 12,258 miles. One paint chip on the driver door shows the paint to be on very thick. It also reveals dark blue paint below. Otherwise good to very good on the outside, with decent glass and chrome. Clean interior incorrect wide whitewalls on unusual but correct hubcaps, which are slotted to bring cooling air to the brakes. Interior is very nice; some of the heat impressions made to the vinyl are popping out. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,500. In the past three years lots of Hawks have come on the market as the values have increased. Most of the cars I have seen have been average or worse. This was a nice example—with a little detail it could be nicer still. Well bought. #82-1966 FORD MUSTANG GT convert- ible. S/N 6T081(233076. Red/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 707 miles. 289-ci V8, 271 hp, 4-sp. Rally-Pac, power top, wood steering wheel. A nicely and recently done 'Stang convertible. The paint is very good, as is the chrome, including the often neglected places. •

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Silver Auctions Reno, NV Hot August Nights One of the prettiest and best-restored cars to cross the block was a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air hard top 1111 rrf.:47,14, 76Q111$, -  41 112•TS-ZafTe---"IPHINIAINUST NIGHTS (MS OUR / P‘i4.1 til I N  , 0 (1 ,0)114ms I) t , (11211110, V. ("I 14 iNN with 13''N S Company Silver Auctions Date August 4-7, 2005 Location Reno, NV Auctioneer Matt Backs, Paul C. Behr Gory Dehler Mitch Silver Automotive lots sold / offered 517/ 702 Sales rate 74% Sales total $13,957,951 High sale 1955 Chevrolet Corvette roadster sold at S127,000 1956 Chevy Be/ Air brings a record price in Reno Report and Photos by Stefan Lombard Market opinions in italics August Nights. A • Reno, NV Now in its 18th year, the auction proved to be the Spokane company's largest ever. Though the number of consignments-702—was actually down from last year's 876, every other important indicator was up in a big way. In fact, even with fewer lots, total volume increased by more than $2.1m, and the sell-through rate went up 16%. Though there is never a single reason for such big growth from one year to the next, certainly much of this year's success owes itself to the quality of the consignments, as well as to the efforts of Mitch Silver's small army in securing them. Outfitted in their new-look blue button-down shirts, the group worked tirelessly during the course of the four-day sale to give the assembled crowds exactly what they wanted: a fine show. In keeping with the unofficial mandate of Hot August Nights, the Silver sale was mostly an American affair, with no shortage of classics, muscle cars, and hot rods. Barry's Speed Shop, a Corona, CA custom garage, brought a 1971 Plymouth GTX to the sale. This "Super Muscle Car," which was built for an upcoming series on The Learning Channel, saw heavy bidding carry it well 82  t nearly 500,000 square feet, the Reno-Sparks Convention Center is a slick, sprawling place. As such, it's a fitting venue for a sale as large as Silver's bread and butter event during Hot past reserve to a high bid of $79,500. Mark Young, of Portland's Chev Connection, trucked down a dozen of his fully restored machines, including a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 that hammered sold for a strong $64,660. In the end, Young sold everything, and then got into the action as a buyer. With a wry smile he told me he was hoping to catch someone sleeping. "There's always one," he said. Dealers and custom builders certainly weren't the only sellers in the house, however. One of the prettiest and best-restored cars to cross the block was a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air hard top with just 16,000 original miles. The seller maintained a vigil beside it until late Saturday when its number came up. In the end, it brought $106,000. With so many consignments, the auction was not without its oddballs and fright pigs. And it certainly didn't lack for clones of all head shapes, cylinder sizes, and factory-spec colors. For the most part, however, it was the perfect complement to the other events going on around Reno. As the popularity of muscle cars continues to climb, and as their corresponding prices do the same, it's a safe bet to expect more of the same next year and beyond. If you're in the market for Detroit's finest, then Silver's annual August sale is the place to be.• Sports Car Market Buyer's premium 6% (included in sold prices)

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Silver Auctions Reno, NV ENGLISH #18-195I MG TD roadster. S/N TDLHX5021. Light yellow/black/brown. Odo: 201 miles. Older repaint is losing its luster; some discoloration on passenger side fender, cracks at hood hinge. Front bumper is severely marked and pitted. Steel wheels show surface rust. Soft rear window is scratched. Jaeger gauges, seats, and carpet are in good condition; original wood one had a Healey Club of America placard sitting on—but not fixed to—the dash. Somehow such impermanence seemed appropriate. No doubt it's quick, but with decent driver real Healeys going for slightly more than this price, this seemed an odd purchase. wheel is wrapped in comfort-grip tape. Some rust to radiator. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,158. A black plate California car, this TD had service records and expenses back to 1969. The sign in the window read: "Starts, runs and drives like new." If indeed, that proves to be true, then the new owner got himself into a classic driver for a decent price. Not worth restoring, but certainly worth enjoying. #820-1951 BENTLEY MK VI saloon. S/N B213LH. Gray/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 3,678 miles. Variable panel fit all around. Flat, dull paint is scuffed and chipped nearly everywhere. Chrome is equally poor, though grille looks close to new. Glass is glazed and spidered. Interior is tired, with worn and #86-1972 JAGUAR XICE SIII 2+2 coupe. S/N 1S73215. Green/green vinyl. Odo: 52,929 miles. Good gaps all around. Despite the "Don't touch" sign, the car is covered with hand- and fingerprints, though shows no serious paint flaws. Chrome looks scratched and is pitted slightly. Interior is dirty, with tired seats; worn and over Alpine White/brown check fabric. Odo: 52,365 miles. Variable gaps with straight panels. Excellent paint with a few small touch-ups. Small pits on all door handles; other chrome is good. Clean interior, with headliner pulling away slightly from passenger side rear door trim. Engine bay is dirty but acceptable for a 45year-old driver. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,610. Originally a Belgian Consul General's car it received a $40k, fully documented restoration in March 2004 by Black Forest Restorations. It began its life as a 4-sp column shifi auto, and was converted to a 4-sp manual floor shifter in the '90s. This was a pretty car and a bit out of place at this sale. Still, it sold, and it brought a price usually reserved for its more desirable two-door sister cracked shift boot. Good headliner, but cloudy gauges. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,020. Access to the engine was off limits. For good reason, I suspect. Despite the staff 's best clean-up efforts several times throughout the weekend, this Cat continued to pee antifreeze all over the floor 2+2s will never pull the same money as their handsome sisters, but this one, with its manual tranny, managed to make all the money for its condition. #928-2001  ASTON  MARTIN DB7 VANTAGE convertible. S/N SCFAB42381K401476. British Racing Green/ green/tan and green leather. Odo: 15,000 miles. Excellent panels and paint, with only a cracked leather; wood is dry and delaminating. Plush brown house carpeting throughout. Engine is dirty and oily, with some surface rust on firewall and radiator. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $12,190. Bought new by Jackie 0's sister, Princess Lee Radziwill. Apparently there was at least one big Bouvier fan here today, as this tired old royalty mobile brought at least twice what its condition says it's worth. #824-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 REPLICA roadster. S/N AH276559. Cream/ tan leather. Odo: 7,918 miles. Chevy 350 V8. Power steering, power brakes. Knock-off wheels, with hammer. 8" Ford rear end, and titled as an Austin-Healey. Variable, kit-car gaps. Dulled paint shows some stress and minor cracks. Grille chrome shows minor pitting; all else is good. Seats have seen better days, though wood dash is in fine shape. Chromed engine is dirty and dusty, with some light rust to radiator. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,380. This 84  few minor nicks. Top has a few stains. Leather - - is worn at the front edge of the driver seat. Engine looks clean for the sale. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $72,080. The sign in the window read: "Drives nice at 172 mph." Is that with the top up or down? This seemed like a fair price all around for a car with no real issues. GERMAN #616-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S sedan. S/N 180010119507586. Glacier Blue have come from a caulk gun. Driver seat is tired and reflective of mileage. Carpets are dirty and dash is dusty. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. Many who looked at this car had no idea what to make of it, as it was listed as a Ford Pantera. Reserve was set at an optimistic $38k. That will always be too much, however for people who don't know what they're looking at. The seller was wise to hold on, as he seemed rather ambivalent about selling it anyway. AMERICAN #739-1928 CHEVROLET 1 TON CAPITOL gypsy wagon. S/N LM19073. Dark green and wood/copper/wood. Chevy Vortex V6, 1989 Dodge Shadow steering, 1950 Chevy 3/4 ton front axle, 1981 F-250 rear axle, 1972 Chevy 1/2 ton master cylinder. Sports Car Market ITALIAN #822-1972 DE TOIVIASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNMK03701. Red/black. Odo: 79,480 miles. Cleveland 351 V8. Engine cover gap is wide on the driver side. Trunk gaps are off too. Older paint shows light scratches, with cracking at the leading edge of engine cover. Small scratches on windshield, and the seal looks to

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Silver Auctions Reno, NV Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $101,000. Built by B&T Restoration in nearby Sparks, NV this rod was one of a handful brought to auction. Fully detailed with all the modern technoluxuries, including sat-nay, the car failed to meet reserve. Rods are a tricky business, as it difficult to get what you put into them. In this case that includes a lot of man hours. How do you price that? Rear Dutch door, copper roof. Red oak tonguein-groove body shows good seams but thick lacquer. Stained-glass windows are pretty, as are stained-glass turn signals. Oak floor. Hippie patchwork quilt on queen bed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $54,060. Where does one begin? When a standard RV just won't do, step up to the Gypsy Wagon. The woodwork on this thing was truly amazing, as were the windows-2I in all. I didn't expect this to sell to a crowd gathered for muscle and rods. But as customs go.... And I certainly didn't expect it to fetch this kind of money. Despite the labor involved in assembling something like this, I'd call it well sold. #I6-1929 FORD SEDAN DELIVERY hot rod. S/N A532560. Red/gray leather. Odo: 27,787 miles. Blown 350-ci V8, 350 hp, 4-bbl. Mustang II front end, Jag rear end, with center mount disc brakes. Twelve-year-old resto is showing its age. Variable gaps all around; older paint with many small nicks and several scratches throughout. Seals at sunroof and , •  - #400pm-1937 FORD TUDOR hot rod coupe. S/N 183947753. Winefire and Silverstar/gray leather. Corvette LS1 engine, pw, pb, ps. 20" Milano wheels. Keyless entry. Three- • uarter inch ash in paint where hood riage—all immaculate. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $79,000. This was by far the prettiest of the three B&T machines. Reserve was set at $100k, and it failed on Saturday at $79k, then on Sunday at $71k. I'm sure B&T will have no trouble selling this car privately, but I imagine this is the kind of money they'll have to take. closes, small chip at passenger side upper door jamb, evidence of masking at windshield lower edge. Flawless chrome, interior, and engine bay. Cond: 1, NOT SOLD AT $78,000. Another B&T creation, this one with air-ride suspension and hand-fabricated aluminum trim. This was one menacing-looking car Unfortunately, it failed to intimidate anyone into meeting the big reserve. A shame too; if ever there was a hot-rod crowd, this was it. windshield are cracking. Old, tired seats; chrome wheel faded and scuffed. Dirty engine with small fluid leak; polished bits dull. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,260. This was more of a lukewarm rod. Definitely showing its age now, though it was nice to see one that's gotten a fair bit of use. The seller seems to have gotten his kicks for the time and money invested, and the buyer got a decent driver ready for some love. #300pm-1932 FORD 3-WINDOW hot rod coupe. S/N 185030120. Tangerine Candy/ beige leather. Corvette LS1 engine, pw, pb, a/c, keyless entry. Good panels, though the passenger suicide door sits out a quarter inch at the leading edge. Small imperfections to the paint, small crack around the passenger side fender mount screw. The interior is clean, as new; chrome Ididit steering column, Billet wheel. #700pm-1937 FORD 5-WINDOW hot rod coupe. S/N OR79298. Black/gray leather. 350-ci crate motor, 330 hp, pw, ps, pb, air ride, Vintage a/c. Keyless entry. Less than 1000 miles since built. Chopped 3 inches. Slight waves in roof paint; masking flaws at windshield base. Passenger side running board is off slightly and shows daylight where it meets rear fender. Urethane seam on split windshield P fa; r #794-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 coupe. S/N 5354918. Dark green and silver. Hood gaps are off a half inch at the trailing edge and tight at the front. Right rear fender trailing edge sits off by half inch as well. A few light scratches in otherwise good paint. Bumpers and grille chrome are good, but rocker trim is dulled. Wood dash and interior chrome look good. Steering wheel is cracked, with tired, torn seats covered in plastic. Original headliner looks clean. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $31,800. Claimed $30k restoration in 2005, including rebuilt motor and transmission. But they didn't touch the interior At the very top end, these are $32k-$35k cars. This one had plenty of needs, and if the buyer plans to address them, he'll be in plenty deep, indeed. #339-1941 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL looks cheap. Interior as new; engine bay is fully detailed. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. Built by Randy 's Rods in Oregon, this car won multiple class and show honors. Seller claimed to have over $130k invested, and its hard to argue that based on the level of detail. The $95k reserve was just too rich for this crowd, however particularly with so many other rods competing for their attention. #737-1937 FORD 3-WINDOW hot rod coupe. S/N 18336021. 0-So-Orange/tan leather. LS1 V8, 350 hp, auto. Chopped and shaved. 20" wheels and tires. Custom everything. Mirrored engine bay shows off the engine. Built from the ground up by B&T. Panels, paint, chrome, interior, engine, undercar- 86 wheel and bezels. Engine bay is clean but not to show quality. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,040. Though not as rare as the convertible, this classic Lincoln still possesses the same elegant lines and push-button door handles. These cars were the cream of the crop in the early Sports Car Market coupe. S/N H122593. Maroon/tan cord and leather. Odo: 249 miles. Recent restoration. Trailing edge of trunk is off; all other panels fit well. Good paint with some thickness at windshield base. Chrome shows only small marks. Factory steel dish wheels. 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Silver Auctions Reno, NV '40s. Today, they're not going to appreciate significantly, but they won't lose much either This was a fair deal all around. #346-1941 WILLYS COUPE hot rod. S/N 44170512. Cinnamon over pearl white/tan leather. Odo: 197 miles. 9" Ford rear end with 3.55 posi. Power hood and trunk, ps, pb. Dutch doors. 2001 M-B headlights, steel body with fiberglass doors and fenders. Good panel fit, excellent paint and chrome. Clean interior looks new; slight gap in one piece of trim. Chromed steering column is good, but chrome wheel is dull. S o less en ine bay.... ,Cond: 2+. said and done, that's exactly what happened. Though it may not be a solid indicator of where Bel Air hard tops are headed, this car, in this condition, was worth every penny. #413-1957 FORD FAIRLANE convert- their age, but are good overall. Original engine is dirty. 5,000 miles since cosmetic freshening. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,645. A great deal of care had been lavished on this car recently, not to show standards, but certainly to driver quality. Though it still has needs, I'd call this all the money. #654-1955 CHEVROLET 210 2-door hard top. S/N 5510118669. Bahama Blue and white/gray cloth. Odo: 570 miles. Fitted with a 350-ci V8. Flowmaster exhaust, Edelbrock intake and carbs. Good gaps. Excellent paint shows good prep work. Brightwork is clean, with SOLD AT $88,510. Reserve for this rod wasn't so high as some of the others on offer Call it more realistic. As such, the buyer got hhnself a nearly flawless custom capable of winning most local shows. Or he can drive the flames off it and burn up some of that 18" rubber #742-1941 WILLYS COUPE hot rod. S/N W263490. Black with flames/beige leather. Odo: 118 miles. Custom 526-ci V8, 871 BDS racing blower, 16-nozzle EFI—laptop programmable. 1100-hp. Air ride suspension. Seller spent three years building it. Paint and panels are excellent. Beautiful leather interior includes hand-stitched, leather-wrapped roll only buff marks. Cloth seats show minor pilling. Interior chrome is in great shape. Engine is chromed everywhere to show quality. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $53,000. This was one of the better-prepared hot rods up for sale. Attention to every detail was evident. The crowd thought so too, as this car saw strong bidding until it sold. The seller would never be able to get what he invested, but this was a good start. cage. Enormous engine is clean, shiny, and a bit frightening. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $77,380. How can this thing be street legal? As he approached the stage, the seller appeared to be shaking. Whether it was the nerves of a first-time seller or the fear that he might drop the clutch and kill those who had gathered to see his car; I can't be sure. Reserve was set at $1001c, but he had no problem dropping it once the bids began to slow. Not much to do with a car like this, except terrorize the neighborhood. The price was fair #733-1951 CHEVROLET DELUXE convertible. S/N 5JKF51951. Green metallic/ white/gray and green vinyl. Odo: 63,349 miles. Blue Flame Six. Panels are straight; driver door is a little saggy. New paint shows well. Rechrome is good, with some light scratches. Recently reupholstered to as-new look. New glass. Dash and wheel are original and show 88  #746-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2door hard top. S/N VC56F139794. Copper metallic and cream/copper and tan. Odo: 16,000 miles. Mileage said to be original. Restoration over 20 years by second and third owners. Wonderbar radio, power steering, power brakes, a/c, continental kit, factory seat belts with dealer-installed harnesses. Has never lost a show, including AACA Grand National 1st, AACA Preservation Award. Excellent panels and flawless, even paint all around. Clean, ible. S/N A76BK57579141. Colonial White over red/black/white and red vinyl. Odo: 61,000 miles. Thunderbird Special V8. Bodyoff resto, with the drivetrain rebuilt. Excellent panel fit and paint, with only slight cracking in the trunk drip rail. Excellent chrome. Slight discoloration to white interior. Engine bay is to show quality. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $40,545. Full and thorough restoration within the last year, with lots of documentation and photos. Fairlanes aren't particularly rare, though there aren't many in this condition either This was near the top end, but deservedly, considering what must have been spent to get it this way. #902-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2door hard top. S/N VC57J243425. Lavender/ blue and purple cloth. Odo: 463 miles. Crate 350-ci V8, Volvo 6-way seats, a/c, digital dash. Driver door trailing edge sits out slightly, and trunk sits high. Some thickness and drips in the paint at the base of the rear window; otherwise excellent. Hood trim is dulled; side trim and handles have light pitting. Headliner sags at the rear; small stain to center console. Engine is presentable, with dirty head and hoses. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $56,000. The paint job was the best thing about this car The level of detail, less the one thick part, superceded the details of the rest of the car Seller wanted $701c for it, which seemed excessive given its so-so overall appeal. He'll be hard-pressed to find that elsewhere. mark-free chrome, but for a single, inch-long scratch where hood closes. Interior looks as new. Cond: I. SOLD AT $106,000. Without doubt, this was the prettiest car of the auction. The seller who sat beside his car for the entire weekend, told me he was hoping to break new ground and get $100k for it. And when all was #725-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 20867S110898. Tuxedo Black/black HT/ST/red vinyl. Odo: 64,117 miles. 327-ci V8, 300 hp, 4-sp. A few small touch-ups to otherwise good paint. Light marking to door trim and small nicks in the front bumper. Interior looks new. Engine bay is clean, with newer belts and hoses. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $65,190. This car still had its Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Reno, NV bumpers. Cloudy taillights. New, white soft top shows daylight above driver door. Immaculate interior; seats trimmed with silver buttons. Soft rear window has light scratches. Engine bay as new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $43,990. A Mike Young car, restored to the same detail as the rest. In this condition, with its rare 409, "dog dish" wheel caps, and manual tranny, this ragtop Impala deserved its price. original motor and transmission, as well as an impressive handwritten service log back to July 1963. With that kind of documentation, as well as the quality of the work done, it deserved every penny, which placed it near the top of the market for big-engined, non-fuelie '62s. #795-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 208678101187. Roman Red/ red HT/red vinyl. Odo: 3,668 miles. 327-ci V8, 300 hp, auto. Knock-off wheels. Matching numbers. Passenger door sits out slightly at the leading edge. Minor scratches to paint, with a small crack at the base of passenger A-pillar. Light scratches to all chrome. Top seal residue on the cowl. Trunk is slightly dirty. Vinyl seats show minor wear, with dash faded. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $43,000. This one failed to meet the reserve by just a thousand bucks. Seller was good to hang on, as this car could probably fetch at least another four to six grand in the right crowd. Crossing late on Saturday, perhaps the 'Vette folks had had their .fill by then. #429-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N 41867L106135. Ember Red/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 9,595 miles. 409-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 425 hp, 4-sp. Power top, ps, AM radio. Driver door leading edge gap is wide at top. Paint shows only buff marks, otherwise is excellent. Clean, mark-free chrome throughout; new #478-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1946768113952. Laguna Blue/blue HT/black leather. Odo: 66,819 miles. 427-ci V8, 390 hp, 4-sp. Good panels, though the cowl sits high. Light scratches to good paint, with some touch-ups. Knock-offs show was — :01 111 use; general light pitting to chrome. Piping and seat seams are dirty. Original teak steering wheel is in good condition. HT glass shows scratching; seals are old and dirty. Some frayed hoses in engine bay; rusty manifold. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $72,000. A numbers-matching car with all documentation, including manuals for the radio and factory Kelsey-Hayes wheels. There were a number of 'Vettes in Reno, and a 7afe,a4e, 1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 • Fax: (510) 653-9754 www.fantasyjunction.com Taue4t4teat4 ea cyleceed eaterat, detedec cud 404 fierOustaoex C444 ttie 41/4 FERRARI: 1954 250 Europa, s/n 034 lEU. Absolute knock out each Lampredi engined Ferrari. Matching numbers. Ex-Fitzgerald and Naga. Special features. $475,000. 1953 Ferrari 342 America, sin 0246AL. The beginning of Ferraris  1958 Ferran 230110: sin 0901GT Great car in excellent condition.  1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale, sin 021911. one-on coachwork I)) and Pininfarina's to produce cars for the luxury market. The fifth of engine by Oldtimer Garage. Superb period history including 2nd Agnate in wonderfully unmolested condition with original interior only six 342's produced it is especially elegant sharing many details Overall 1958 Tour de France, Scuderia Los Amigos, TrintignanV 3-cath model. Among the most elegant and beautiful early 50's with tie' King Leopold drophead Geneva Show car. $695,000. Picard. Well priced at $1,550,000. Ferrari road cars. $595,000 December 2005 89

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Silver Auctions Reno, NV this one didn't really stand out. For a car with plenty of miles and plenty offlaws, $72k should have been enough. #505-1966 DODGE CORONET 500 2-door hard top. S/N WP23E65112835. Yellow/yellow and black vinyl. 318-ci V8, auto. Passenger door hangs out at trailing edge. Paint is good overall, though there are small cracks in the drip rails. Good chrome all around. Clean interior, with some wear to on the passenger seat. Aside from the sparkly but gloppy paint, the rest of the car seemed to be well sorted to driver condition. This was therefore big cash for a GTA, carrying it into "Q code" Mach I territory. I'd call it well sold. #956-1968  DODGE  CHARGER HEMI CLONE 2-door hard top. S/N XP29F8G270033. Plum Crazy/black. Odo: 1,247 miles. 426-ci V8, 5-sp, 465 lip. Good transmission tunnel. Dirty engine bay with a few newer bits. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,720. The sign in the window stated the following: "Small block wedge and period '60s throughout, except for the killer Gen X sound system." Indeed, how much woofer can one Coronet take? Though not an especially desirable car, the clean presentation—and that killer system—garnered a fair deal. #716-1966 DODGE CORONET 500 convertible. SIN WP27H6730154 I . Light yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. 426-ci V8, 2x4bbl, auto. Dealer catalog and original manual included. Driver door gap is wide. Excellent paint with good chrome throughout. Soft rear window is slightly cloudy. Transmission tunnel shows light wear, otherwise interior is fresh. Newer hoses and belts in the clean engine bay. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $63,600. Received a recent frame-off restoration with full documentation. One of just 27 Hemi convertibles built in 1966, this car's numbers were date and code correct. With all the labor and love apparent, I'm surprised the seller didn't hold out for more, as this solid car sold at the low end of the market. #677-1967 FORD MUSTANG GTA fastback. S/N 7R02S117780. Wimbledon White/black vinyl. Odo: 16,999 miles. 390-ci V8, 360 hp, auto. Panel edges appear ragged in places with excess paint; overspray around trim. Pitting on all chrome, with scratches to wing window trim. Clean interior, with wear to wheel. Engine bay is clean, with braided hoses and dashes of chrome. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $48,230. $35k in bills and receipts was piled 92 panels and fine paint overall. Chrome shows only light buffing scratches; wheel arch trim is pulling away in places. Four small tears/screw holes in the headliner. Non-factory wheel is old, but interior is otherwise clean. Crate Hemi is crammed into the bay and has lots of chromed bits. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $94,870. A crate motor car built by Glenn Vaughn Restorations, with a rotisserie restoration. Plenty of go-fast parts set this car apart from others like it. Thus the seller felt the need to proclaim it "the only one of one built." I wonder if the hula dancer on my dash allows me the same claim for my wagon? A no sale as lot #515 on Friday at $87,500, the car reran Sunday, where it sold. Strong money for a clone, and well sold as a result. #421-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS/RS 2-dr hard top. S/N 124379L508392. Fathom Green/black vinyl. Odo: 500 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 300 hp, auto. Mileage since restoration. 12-bolt rear end, power disc brakes, ps, factory a/c. Includes original owner's SOLD AT $64,660. The Z/28 was a relatively rare option in 1967, with just enough offered to homologate the cars for racing. It gained popularity in '68, once people realized just how potent that small block 302 was, and by 1969, it was a bona fide hit. With 1970, the Camaro got a new look and sales fell off considerably. Camaros have continued to come up in the market and this car was no exception. This was strong but correct money for a well-restored, drivable example. #417-1970 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER 2-door hard top. S/N RM23N0G116490. Rallye Red/black and silver vinyl. Odo: 89,046 miles. Commando 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Buff marks only to paint. Air grabber hood. Light pitting on door handles, minor scuffs to aluminum windshield trim. Clean interior looks new. manual. Slightly saggy doors. Excellent paint overall, with small black dots—tar?—above grille. Interior is as-new, with correct comfort-weave seats. Engine looks new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $35,510. Mike Young's cars maintained a prominent place near the stage. That placement, plus the overall quality, made them featured attractions. This car was no exception. This was correct money for a nearly new SS/RS, though the buyer might have made out on this one. #448-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 2-door hard top. S/N 124379L515813. Olympic Gold/black vinyl. Odo: 42,985 miles. 302-ci V8, dual choke Holley, 4-sp, 12-bolt posi, air injection reactor, pb, AM/FM, auxiliary light package. Panels and fit are excellent; paint as well. No pitting to clean chrome. Interior is as-new. Engine is newly rebuilt, block resprayed, new hoses and belts. Cond: 2+. Polyglas F70-14 tires. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $45,580. This car received a rotisserie restoration by Young at Portland's Chev Connection. One of nearly a dozen cars he brought to the sale, the quality of the work and the relative desirabilty of the drivetrain pushed it to a top price. Well sold. Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Reno, NV #444-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N 136370K182483. Fathom Blue and white/white. L34 402-ci V8, Muncie 4-sp, 350 hp. Documented car with three original build sheets. 12-bolt rear end, • F41 performance suspension, pb, ps, Rallye wheels. Good panel fit. Rear right taillight lens is cracked and cloudy. Thick paint in driprails; chrome, glass, and interior as new. New hoses, belts, and matte paint to engine bay. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $37,630. The "standard" Chevelle only turned out 350-hp and 415 lbft. While not as desirable as its LS5 and LS6 stablemates, the L34s were quite capable. This one, presented nicely in its original color scheme, deserved this market-correct money. #701-1970 PLYMOUTH CUDA 440 2door hard top. S/N BS23U0B159599. Lemon Twist/black vinyl. Odo: 37,460 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, 375 hp, auto, ps, pb, pw, a/c. Grilled rocker moldings, Rallye wheels, luggage rack. Oood panel tit; excellent paint with only minor cracking above the rear fenders. Great interior with wood wheel showing age, but still smooth. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $75,260. On his way to the stage, the owner spun the tires, pulling apart the staging area tiles. There's always one. In any case, this was an ISCA show car, and a great example of Plymouth's seemingly endless array of colors. At nearly twice the going rate, it's also a great example of the seemingly endless upsurge in the 'Cuda market. #702-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER T/A 2-door hard top. S/N JH23G0E 110881. Panther Pink/black vinyl. Odo: 33,925 miles. 340-ci V8, Six Pack, 4-sp. Small dent in the trim above the driver door. Slight cracking and overspray in driprails; dime-sized spot of bubbling on driver side fender. Clean chrome looks new. Interior is fresh, though seat seams show some dirt. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,870. Presented with a fully documented, $52k restoration, including a blueprint and balance of the engine. Also included in the car was a 1/16 scale model, replete with Panther Pink paint and black graphics. The selling price put this one smack dab in the middle of the range. As the "big" muscle cars continue to climb, they'll bring these and other "lesser" models with them, so the buyer can expect a return if he sells before the bubble bursts. #312-1971 PLYMOUTH 'CLTDA 383 2door hard top. S/N BS23N1B181326. Black/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 78,226 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, 300 hp, auto. Govier-certified. Lowered. Light scratches and buff marks to paint; chips at both sides of body where trunk closes. Chrome just OK, flaking badly out of fender vents on driver side. Passenger side armrest is torn, steering wheel is old and cracked; pleating on driver seat is coming undone. Headliner is saggy at rear window. Some trim is loose, and rear window is scratched. Engine bay is dirty, and exhaust manifolds show surface rust. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $72,000. It seems that all the resto money for 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Spider BB One Exports December 2005 Raymond Milo, le Patron  bbone@dslextreme.com  323.656.7438 fax 323.654.8788 8375 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069 By Appointment Only Please

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Glovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. ***** is best 2006 LBWS GS430 Likes: Smooth, 300-hp V8 has six-speed automatic, smart handling dynamics, and serious ticket potential. Cherry wood trim is a nice touch, simple navigation system, rain-sensing wipers almost get it right, crackerjack Levinson stereo. Gripes: Interior fan blows incessantly on auto. Push-start button means key fob now a nuisance. Parking warning is intrusive: if you're that clueless, stay home. Raising rooFtrunk line loses grace of Mercedes CLS, yet still no back seat. Fun to drive: *** Fun to look oh *** Overall experience: *** Verdict: Toyota design committees are still struggling to combine wedge and teardrop shapes. This has unhappy Prius echoes. Feels like $50k, costs near $60k, won't ever be collectible. Good company car. —Paul Duchene Price as tested: $58,334 2006 MAZDA MX-5 (FORMERLY KNOWN AS MIATA) redoing the chrome instead went into the new 20" wheels. Although a matching-numbers car, they weren't the kind of nwnbers that would bring the original $ 125k reserve. Remained for sale throughout the weekend for $95k, though that still seemed way out there for a fairly common car with a nothing special drivetrain. The money offered seemed like a good deal to me. hard top. S/N RH12GIE106323. Passion Pearl Purple/black vinyl. Odo: 33 miles. 426 crate Hemi, fuel injection, Retrotech semi-automatic transmission with steering-wheel pushbuttons. Barret discs, SRRC wheels, Dunlop low-profile tires. Mileage since rebuild. Good panels all around. Freshly painted, good overall, though #436-1971 PLYMOUTH GTX 2-door two big cracks with poor patch jobs. Seats are good, though driver bolsters are droopy. Engine is dirty and manifold is surface rusted. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $41,340. This car left the Hamtramck factory with a 318. Dumbeddown 340 was dealer installed in 1973. For an zinrestored, all-original car (less engine, of course), this was about as clean as they come. Such originality certainly helped it land top dollar today. #748-1976 CALIFORNIA COMPONENT STERLING kit-car coupe. S/N 1191059112. White/black vinyl. Odo: 114 miles. Corvair engine in a 1969 VW chassis. 1970 Karmann Ghia front end. Panels are to cheap fiberglass kit-car standard. Paint is dull, discolored, and faded Price as tested: $25,495 likes: The world's best-selling two-seater gets a facelift. Bulging fenders come from RX8; engine gets boost to 170 hp, moves back six inches for 50-50 balance. Brilliant top is onehand, three-second operation from inside the car. Trunk now big enough for weekends. Great brakes, idiot-proof handling. Gripes: Cheap interior plastic; frightening ginger color in test car. Climate controls demand good eyesight, don't have tactile intuitiveness. Noisy with top up; optional six-speed just busywork. Sport suspension should be stiffer, lower. Fun to drive: Fun to look oh irk* Overall experience: lir*** Verdict: Still a no-brainer, an MG/Triumph/Fiat spyder that works. New interior caters to sixfooters, but modest redesign won't shed "girlyman" image. Borrow your wife's car and hope she doesn't have a cute license plate.—P.D.• the driprails show hasty prep work. Fresh chrome; light wear to interior. Clean, brandnew motor with lots of chromed bits. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $79,500. This "Super Muscle Car" was built by Barty's Speed Shop for the TLC program, "Wrecks to Riches." Using parts from a Road Runner and a Satellite, as well as plenty of aftermarket pieces, Barry's crew did the job from the ground up in just under a month—no small feat. Plenty of back-andforth bidding on this TV car saw the sale price exceed reserve by $25k Considering the man hours involved here, the car was never going to reclaim its investment. Considering its unique place as a custom street rod, this was a good deal. #518-1972 PLYMOUTH HEM! CUDA 2door hard top. S/N BS23G2B253521. Orange with black graphics/black vinyl. Odo: 22,000 miles. 340-ci V8, 240 hp, auto. Good gaps, as per factory. Original paint is in great condition. Only minor pitting to chrome. Dash has around the wheel wells. Chrome is dirty but decent. Leather seats are worn and dirty; console is scratched. Engine bay is dirty, with some old hoses. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,840. With its many needs, which aren't really worth fixing, this was a lot of money for a pretty ratty car Excellent examples tend to trade in the $11k$15k range, so the seller made out here.• Sports Car Market most everywhere. Windows are covered with light scratches; windshield seal looks shoddy. Bucket seats are dirty and worn. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $8,480. Aside .from the Maserati Boomerangish looks, this car really had little going for it. Seller claims it took him 28 years to build. Yikes. The hatchet-job circle cut into the fiberglass to fit around the air cleaner said it all. This was a lot of money for a tired little fright pig. #966-1988 CADILLAC ALLANTE convertible. S/N 1G6VR3172JU100090. Silver/ silver HT/black leather. Odo: 64,701 miles. GM standard gaps; back edge of hard top sits high on the cowl. Small bubbling at front of hood. Many small nicks and dings in the paint

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Mecum Des Moines, IA Hawkeye Classic 2005 After 31 years, Mecum has got its central Iowa sale dialed in Company Mecum Collector Car Auctions Date July 23, 2005 Location Des Moines, IA Auctioneer Mike Haggernnan Mark Delzell Automotive lots sold / offered 83 / 152 Sales rate 55% Sales total $970,763 High sale 1973 Plymouth 'Cuda sold at $34,755 Buyer's premium $300 on lots up to $5,499 ; $500 on lots $5500 to $9,999; and 5% on lots $10,000 and up (included in the sold prices) A non-muscle moment: 1968 Chevrolet Corvair Monza went unsold at $1,800 Report and Photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics Des Moines, IA • M 96 ecum's 31st Annual Hawkeye Classic at the Iowa State Fairgrounds turned out to be one hot event. Literally. Thanks to the 104-degree temperature and the humidity Midwesterners love so much, the heat index rose to 113. Reprieve came in the form of an all-new venue, however—an air-conditioned hall large enough to house every lot. With 83 of the 152 lots sold, the event proved to be a modest success, with a 55% sell-through rate, and just under $97 1k changing hands. It was a varied sale, and adhered for the most part to the Mecum credo that "Nobody Sells More Muscle." In general, Mopars were well represented here, with the top three sales belonging to cars with a Pentastar on their right front quarter panel. High sale belonged to a 1973 Plymouth 'Cuda, which went for $34,755. While I did see some frequent fliers from other Mecum sales, plus the occasional fright pig, most of the consignments were fresh, local cars. Not surprisingly, there were very few imports out here in corncob country. With a high sale that topped out in the mid-$30s, it's no surprise either that there were plenty of bargains, especially on the lower end. My personal favorite of the sale, and a different kind of bang-for-the-buck deal, was a 1981 Ford C-8000 car hauler. Yeah, I know the title of the mag is Sports Car Market, but how else are you going to get that SCCAprepped MGA or Corvette to the track? Complete with a sleeper, and at just $1,800, this one could be considered a gift, assuming you've got a commercial driver's license in addition to the racing license. After 31 years, Mecum has got its central Iowa sale dialed in, so that nothing is left to chance. With its new, inviting facility, you can expect a wider range of consignments in the future, as well as a bigger list of buyers. Be sure to include it on your calendar, as it's an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday. And as they say in these parts, "It sure beats the heat."• Sports Car Market

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Mecum ' Des Moines, IA ENGLISH #C134-1973 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW saloon. S/N SRI-116152. Dark green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 59,588 miles. U.K. spec, RHD car. The cracking, faded, and dull paint is flaking off the rusty body. Tired chrome plating, with several pieces loose. The Spirit of Ecstasy is missing—probably in hiding out of sheer agony. Lots of front seat wear, #C115-1968 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE coupe. S/N 118918035. Dark green/gray cloth. Odo: 90,230 miles. Chromed stock-style aftermarket wheels on radials. Very good older repaint shows good prep work, but now has a few miscellaneous touch-ups. Good original bumpers, with most brightwork replaced. Aftermarket interior items include Procar seats, DIN-mount Alpine stereo, door handles, but no tears—yet. Vintage AM/FM/8-track stereo. Dusty and grungy engine bay is in keeping with the rest of the car. Said to "run and drive great," though it also said "no brakes." Cond: 5. NOT SOLD AT $3,500. A Roller to avoid like the plague. It wasn't even worth the $3,500 "bid," let alone the $5k reserve. On the other hand, that $3,500 figure might be the sum of all the core charges you can salvage out of the car. The brake repair—most likely a new master cylinder and both accumulators—will run more than that in parts alone. GERMAN #C93-1964 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 6145589. Light blue/navy vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 58,018 miles. Accessory driver's side peep mirror mounted on the door hinge. Circa 2001 repaint is still to a good standard, though some chips have started to rust over. The moldings and trim have a few dings, but a good shine. Good original bumpers, with requisite Ron-Jon Surf Shop decal. The older top (original?) stayed folded for most of the _ . day. Newer seat upholstery looks good, but the carpet glue is lifting along the driver door opening. The motor is generally clean and stock appearing, and only left two oil drips on the floor. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,723. The New Beetle thing must be wearing off as this represented a pretty good ragtop buy for the money. Even just a year ago, this would've been about a $7k car I even considered it, as I rather like blue cars and it hails from my birth year. What better car for a Minnesota winter? 98 and as-new interior. The engine bay is dusty commensurate with mileage, but shows signs of regular maintenance. Dusty, undetailed used car undercarriage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,985. To prove that we don 't categorically hate 944s, we bring you this one, which brought an above-price-guide (pick any one) sale. Before all the 944 worshipers out there get too puffy, just remember that at this price, you can also get a late-model Ford Taurus. AMERICAN #S6-1951 FORD F-2 3/4 TON pickup truck. S/N R1CH27249. Light seafoam green/ green, brown, and gray vinyl. Odo: 16,496 miles. Farmer installed wooden sideboards. The cab looks to have had some bodywork done at some point. The mostly original paint is faded in spots from wear. Various nicks, dings, and paint chips throughout, most of which now and window cranks. Reupholstered seats and door panels. Slightly lowered front spindles. Very clean engine with only a handful of visible non-stock performance components. Somewhat heftier than stock exhaust note, but not obnoxious. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,850. Yes, the smiley faces are magnetic. And no, they're not hiding dents. What they did cover up was any hope of getting a better bid on the car as there was still money on the table here (even if it 's not too much). #C100-1984 PORSCHE 944 coupe. S/N WPOZZZ94ZEN451971. Sapphire Metallic/ black leather. Odo: 33,189 miles. Power steering, power windows, a/c, sunroof, 5-spoke alloy wheels with newer tires. Aftennarket alarm system, factory Blaupunkt stereo. Receipts show that new timing and balance shaft belts were installed recently. Nice original paint have flash rust. Vent window glass is bubbling and delaminating at the edges. Upholstery maintenance via duct tape. Dusty old farm truck engine bay and chassis indicative of a life full of dirt roads. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $6,000. This was just another old Iowa farm truck until Metyl Streep drove it in the movie "The Bridges of Madison County." Funds from the sale were to be used for maintenance and security on said bridges, easily the most famous highway structures in Iowa. Is the price offame double that of the base vehicle? In this case, it appears to be so. #S7-1951 FORD VICTORIA coupe. S/N B INR126447. Light blue/white paint/blue and white vinyl. Odo: 39,381 miles. Mileage claimed to be original. Recent cosmetic and mechanical work includes lower panel repaint, new brake cylinders, replacement shoes on all four corners, belts, hoses, battery, fuel pump, spark plugs, headliner, and trunk mat. Bumpers, grille, and most trim have been replated to an excellent standard. The steering column still needs cleaning, but the original upholstery is rather good after 54 years. Typical used-car light corrosion on the undercarriage. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $16,500. Since being purchased from the defunct and now semi-famous John Woodhead collection of stellar-condition Fords last year, the consignor has put a lot of time, money, parts, and effort into this car While the car has actually improved by leaps and bounds, it is a bit difficult to swallow its billing as "all original." It seems a bit like saying Joan Collins is "all original." Bidders had a hard time reconciling that claim against the laundry list of recent work. Perhaps that was enough to make them stay away. #C27-1962 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER 4-door hard top. S/N 8323160352. Light pink/ mauve vinyl and nylon. Odo: 20,790 miles. 413-ci V8, auto, ps, pb. Claimed to be original mileage. Mostly original paint shows several Spans Car Market

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Mecum Des Moines, IA minor chips, plus heavier chipping ahead of the rear wheel openings. Extremely nice original chrome with a good sheen. Most interior wear is on the driver's area of the seat and the carpet. The rest of the interior looks new, but smells old. The engine looks clean, but not detailed. Overall, a nice old farmer's car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,565. This is a car like so many other comb) farmer 's cars, used only sparingly for trips to "the big city." Only thing is, most everyone else doesn't give a rip about comb) 4-door sedans, no matter what the mileage is. This one was bought by a high-volume Midwest dealer, so he must think that there's still money to be made here. #S3-1964 FORD FAIRLANE 500 2-door hard top. S/N 4F4 I F160018. Pearlescent white/black vinyl. Odo: 32,237 miles. 427-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Faux Thunderbolt. This car left the factory with a 260-ci V8 under the hood. The older repaint is to a good standard, with non-stock graphics painted on. The rear quarters are a Bondo sculpture, with the forward edge of the rear wheel wells to within a half inch of the tires. Good replacement trim, components and other metal fasteners. Most of the time, the car needed to be jump-started. Rusty exhaust system. Recent California whiteplate registration. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. I couldn' t find an engine number to verihl whether or not this car began life as a fuelie. Regardless, this was just a bad 'Vette, and one to avoid. I was a bit surprised the seller didn't take the bid. #C118-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 41447S249625. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 69,719 miles. 327-ci, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Factory power steering and power brakes. OK repaint with masking issues in various places. Rear window is sealed with RTV. Rechromed bumpers with plating lifting off in places. Sun tachometer clamped to the steering column • _ paint, now with some off-color touch-ups in a few places. Very nice panel fit. All trim is new, including non-stock wheel well moldings. Generally clean and detailed engine bay, with nearly everything but the block aftermarket, including the R 134A a/c unit. Good older replacement interior work. Well-kept undercarriage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,255. Not really a fakey-doo Shelby, but not a resto-mod either Just someone with a hankering for Shelby appeal, but without the checkbook to provide the real deal. Since this was an original 289 2-bbl car when new, one could make the argument—in this case successfully—that modified cars are worth more than stock. The caveat is that they must be done right, as this one was. Buyer is a CA dealer so there's probably still some money to be made here. #C59-1966 PONTIAC GTO convert- ible. S/N 242676B137297. Dark red/black vinyl/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 22,012 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. PHS documentation indicates that it began as a black GTO with Tr-Power. Now it sports an average repaint on a mediocre body. Cracking and crumbling door and window weatherstrips. Aftermarket wood steering wheel in an unremarkable original interior. Dusty, unclean engine bay, but the and the replacement interior includes seats and full carpet. Aftermarket gauges are wired haphazardly. Hurst shifter and fire extinguisher. Generally clean chassis with several non-stock rear suspension reinforcements. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $33,000. As the real Thunderbolts left the factory configured for a "K code" 289 (with the 427 installed at Dearborn Steel Tubing), this was just a minimal attempt to make a T-bolt looky-likey. Though a blatant fake, the car was bid to the value of its parts. Perhaps the seller felt a little something for his labor was due, but the crowd disagreed. #C36-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 40867S108043. Red/red HT/ black ST/red vinyl. Odo: 55,681 miles. 327-ci V8, 375 hp, 4-sp, Fl. Body has a small crack above the right front wheel and an obvious splice in the body over the left front wheel well. The older repaint looks presentable otherwise. The replacement interior is generally good. Heavy oxidation of cast aluminum engine 100  in an otherwise stock interior. Aftermarket aluminum radiator, cylinder heads, headers; Edelbrock intake manifold and carburetor. Minimal detailing in the engine compartment, despite the recent engine rebuild. Non-stock dual exhaust with an odd rumble. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $14,900. Close but no cigar here. The consignor was insisting on $151c, and it took a lot of begging to get to $14,900. Seems to me it just wasn't worth holding out for that extra C-note. #S4-1965 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 5T09C144519. Gunmetal with black stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 90,654 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Built as a Shelby wannabe and billed as such with "Shelby options." Highquality bodywork covered with base/clearcoat motor isn't too grungy. Aftermarket air cleaner perched atop the 1970s vintage Poncho 350, with low-budget service parts. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $26,500. A time capsule car. No, not from 1966, but from 1976, when this was just another $1,500 overused car that was fixed up on the cheap because, hey, it's only a used car Pay no attention to the final bid, as the consignor's reserve was nowhere near the reality, which was in the neighborhood of $12k-$15k on a good day. #C19-1967 DODGE CORONET 2-door hard top. S/N WP23G77 I 74546. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 84,528 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Originally a premium trim Coronet with the 318-ci engine. It now wears R/T trim, and sports a built-up 440. The body tag, while present, is obscured by extremely thick paint. Panel fit is decent, though rocker panels and door bottoms are wavy. A few masking problems around the rear window; otherwise the respray Sports Cat Market

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Mecum Des Moines, IA is good. Clean chrome and trim, with some light ripples in the grille mesh. The replacement interior looks to be well installed, and the freshly rebuilt motor is spotless. Power steering, aftermarket power front disc brakes. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,000. Even if the consignor wasn't forward with calling his fake a fake, at least the Mecum folks had it advertised as just a Coronet, and not an R/T. It sold across the block rather quickly and with little fanfare, which is about all that a B.S. R/T really deserves anyway. #C46-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-door hard top. S/N138177K106152. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 71,132 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Protect-o-Plate indicates that it's an original red SS 396. Non-original motor. Aftermarket carb, with several other non-stock engine bits. Most likely, this was originally a manual-transmission car, as it now has an aftermarket ratchet shifter and a lone small brake pedal, in lieu of the wide pedal on factory AT cars. Nice paint with OK panel fit. Mix-master interior, with worn original carpet and dash and newer seats. ISCA show entrant sticker in the windshield. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. Featured in Car Craft Magazine 's February 1988 issue. Car Crap Magazine would've been a better venue, as this car is evidence that a lot can happen in 17 years. A car with more questions than answers means that no one is going to pay market price here, even in a market awash with fakey-doos and those who thrive on peddling them. #C1 I2-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194377S121042. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 76,457 miles. 327-ci V8, 300 hp, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Color change from the original green paint. Factory radio delete dashboard, Rallye wheels on radials. Consignor listed it as a "California optioned car". Exceptionally nice body prep and paint, with good body-panel fit and alignment. Newer replacement bumpers and trim, and original grille with some pitting. Recent replacement interior upholstery. Cleanish engine bay, although whoever restored it subscribed to the "when in doubt, paint it semi-gloss black" school of thought. Recent front suspension work with fresh rubber boots and corrosion-free fittings. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $37,000. 1967 Corvettes are still in big demand. Since this car is a long way away from any sort of NCRS judging, the color change is pretty much a non-factor in its value. However, if the seller had any serious interest in moving this car out, the bid would've been worthy. #C129-1968 CHEVROLET CORVAIR MONZA 2-door hard top. S/N 105378W110074. Maroon metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 20,692 miles. Dealer installed accessory bumper guards and rear window defogger. Older paint job looks done on the cheap. Some hail damage on the trunk Rare opportunity to acquire a very unique pre-War Alfa Romeo 6C2500SS with significant history, eligible for every prestige event on the planet. Chassis #915.522 Engine #923.622 1948: Mille Miglia 3rd in class, 22nd OVA. 2004: Restoration has begun, over $100,000 to date. BB One Exports December 2005  Two seat one-off alloy body by Pinin Farina designed for Field Marshal Baron von Ritchtofen. Driven to 3rd in class, 22nd OVA in 1948 MM (race number #224, Graziani and Cousini). Please see pages 105, 234 and 252 in Anselmi's "Alfa Romeo 6C2500" book. Researching additional provenance. Restoration started. POA Raymond Milo, le Patron  By Appointment Only Please  8375 Hollywood Boulevard. Los Angeles, CA  bbone(q)dslextreme.com  323.656.7483 90069 cell 323.864.0999 fax 323.654.8788 101

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Mecum Des Moines, IA lid. Monza crosses on the front fenders are mounted higher than stock. Pitted door handles; baked and torn weatherstrips. The interior has a newer upholstery kit installed to decent standard. Aftermarket trunk carpet kit and steering wheel cover. The grubby engine bay has a modified "fail safe" motor mount, and the thermostat doors both stay open, but at least the engine doesn't leak. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $1,800. The reserve here was probably at least twice the final bid. This wasn't a great Corvair, but it was certainly worth more than this, as 1968 was the penultimate year of production and the cars are generally rarer and more sorted out than earlier ones. #C55-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194678S401596. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 2,188 miles. 427-ci, 435 hp, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Factory AM/FM radio, Rallye wheels on Redlines. What's left of the tank sticker confirms the car's configuration. Very old cosmetic restoration, as the paint is rather worn and chipped. "Stingray" chrome emblems are missing off both flanks, while the remaining chrome and trim is serviceable replacement interior fresh from Year One. GM Performance engine trinkets. Generally clean, non-stock engine bay, with chromed hardware. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,430. A good quality build, even if very little of it is circa 1968 Camaro. For a nice street cruiser, 1 suppose you could do worse for $17k. Better yet, if the new owner doesn't wrap it around a phone pole, he should be able to turn it around at zero cost, tacked-on SS trim and all. #S13-1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302 fastback. S/N 9F02G222422. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 91,467 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Restored in the early '90s. The data plate is pop riveted to the door. Good quality repaint, with only a handful of pimples and a little overspray. Both doors have a clunky feel to them. During the resto, the floor was treated with black POR-15, and has held up well. The motor is clean but shows considerable use with dull aluminum and oxidized fasteners. The older replacement interior is done to a good outlets highlight a generally well-maintained, but used, undercarriage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,675. While I've criticized the 390 "tractor motor" performance characteristics (or lack thereofi in the past, a 390 in a Mustang during the 428 Cobra Jet era (1968-70) is rare, simply because everyone really wanted the Cobra Jet. Nowadays, it's more like a curiosity, and priced accordingly. The plus on this car is its long-term, generally careful ownership. That would account for the fair price. #C137-1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU 2-dr hard top. S/N 136379Z337459. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 39,004 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory a/c, tilt wheel, and power front disc brakes. The paint was done in 2004, with some orange peel in scattered areas. Functional panel fit. Recent replacement upholstery kit, installed in a professional manner. Not so professional are the aftermarket original. Door window seals are cracked. The interior could be a well-preserved original or a heavily used older-generation reproduction. Rusty exhaust system. Engine bay was redone to a good standard, then driven frequently and now needs detailing. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $41,000. The '68s are just starting to shed their well-deserved reputation for being bad cars, as most have been restored by now, and all the factory flaws have generally been addressed. This one could use a thorough goingover; however, if driving an 8-mpg car with $3.25/gallon premium fuel trips your trigger, here's the ultimate driver big block C3. #C58-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO 2-door hard top. S/N 124378N313290. Dark aqua metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 37,755 miles. A fake SS. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Aftermarket AM/FM/cassette stereo. Solid door fit,with uneven gaps. Very good body work and panel prep, with nice paint. All chrome and exterior trim is either new replacement or replated. Full re-pop standard, with an AM/FM/cassette deck in the dash. Traction bars on the rear axle. The undercarriage is dirty. Overall, restored to a mediocre standard 15 years ago and used occasionally since. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $27,825. I really wanted to believe in this car, as '69 Boss 302s are a personal favorite of mine, as well as a hot commodity in the market. However, 1just got the feeling that something wasn 't right, and so, too, did most bidders. Though it sold, the consignor must have had lower expectations of the car also. Perhaps that's more to do with the missing VIN from the front subframe. A fair price for a car with this many questions. #C3-1969 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 fastback. S/N 9T02S205617. Black with red graphics/maroon deluxe vinyl. Odo: 46,922 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. 3.91 Traction Lok differential, power steering, power brakes, a/c, tinted glass, AM/8-track. Non-stock Magnum 500 wheels on radials. A Marti Report, generated in 2002, indicates that the current configuration generally matches the original. Iffy paint prep with lots of orange peel, particularly on the B-pillars. FoMoCo parts counter chrome valve covers & air cleaner. Twin tip exhaust gauges and the DIN-mount stereo in the now hacked-up dash. Grubby engine compartment with some aftermarket trinkets, including a programmable horn. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,585. Anyone care to take a bet that one of the tunes programmed on that horn is "Dixie"? This proved to be a good payday for the seller, and more proof that the market for 1968-72 Chevelles continues to increase. At least it wasn't a fakey-doo SS, so I can feel a little better about this sale, which just dipped into big block money. #C30-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER 2door hard top. S/N JH23L0E143199. Dark copper metallic/black vinyl/copper vinyl. Odo: 53,569 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Power steering, pb, a/c. Good older repaint on minimal bodywork. Replacement bumpers and original trim show nicely. Heavy wear to the simulated wood steering wheel, but the seat upholstery has been replaced recently. Motor was overhauled about 10k miles ago, and wears Mopar Performance aluminum valve covers. Hasn't been cleaned since. Suspension sits low in the front, high in the rear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,845. About as bland as you can get in a big block A-body. At least it pretty much straightforward, and not a fakey-doo. With this in mind, it was bought well, as these are still on the upswing in value, regardless of condition or configuration. 102  Sports Car Market

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Mecum Des Moines, IA #C45-1970 DODGE CORONET 500 convertible. SIN WP27L0G140963. Plum Crazy/ black vinyl. Odo: 76,036 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Power steering, 3.23 differential. Originally green metallic and inducted with a 2-bbl carb. A recent, concise, pull-it-all-apart restoration fixed that. Superb body and paint work. Correct grain vinyl replacement top and seating, but the rear window mounting is loose. Mali  47;19P The engine bay is neat as a pin and all Mopar. Very clean chassis, but not to the level of the rest of the car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $31,500. Here's another case of what Mopar fans will do to avoid metallic green paint. Plum Crazy was an extra cost option for 1970 Coronets, so at least the color is date correct. Kudos, too, for not turning this one into a fakey-doo Super Bee. Fairly bought by a collector. #C48-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU convertible. S/N 136670B129216. Maroon metallic with white stripes/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 73,301 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Faux SS 454. Cowl induction hood, Magnum 500 wheels on radials. Fisher Body ID tag is missing from the cowl. A decent older repaint. Original bumpers and trim are in good condition, while the add-on SS-trim is like new—golly gee. Some rips are evident on the top from inattentive folding and wear. well. The undercarriage shows minimal signs of usage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,325. 1972 was the first year of the neutered muscle car. As a result, the cars of this year haven 't been taken too seriously by collectors. However the big climb of the "real" machines, plus the median age of buyers, means that '72 has begun to lose some of its taboo. Indeed, we 've seen some serious spikes in sales of clean, well-sorted Camaros and Firebirds of this era. Trashed-out, high-school kid specials need not apply. That said, the price here seems fair #C52-1972 FORD PINTO hatchback. S/N 2X10X132691. Butternut Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 70,848 miles. Factory a/c. Both recall fuel tank "blast shields" are in place. Mediocre repaint over decent bodywork, with a few masking miscues. The original vinyl top material is slightly baked, particularly at the edges. Very nice original interior, with little brakes. A full restoration was completed this year to an excellent standard, with many new replacement body panels and parts. The bumpers were rechromed to a good standard, and the exterior stainless trim is highly buffed. All dashboard gauges are refaced. Mechanically sorted as well. Chassis shows very minimal use since it came out of the shop. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $34,755. This is one of those VISA card restorations (or rather parts replacement projects) that almost begs the question: Is there anything from 1973 left in this car? The consignor had to come out on the bad end of this one. As color changes seem not to faze Mopar types, plus the continual upward blind spiral of anything 'Cuda, the buyer did well here, unless those replacement panels start to blister #C57-1981 FORD C-8000 car hauler. S/N 1FDXD82UXBVJ20078. Light tan/brown vinyl. Odo: 67,544 miles. Factory sleeper cab option. Caterpillar 3208 diesel engine, 5-speed main transmission with 2-speed rear axle. Air brakes, Alcoa aluminum front wheels with multi-piece steel rear rims. Aftermarket roof air conditioner. Homemade car ramps mounted to the chassis. The faded paint has lots of nicks, tallic/green vinyl. Odo: 36,674 miles. Factory AM/FM stereo, power steering, power front disc brakes, and Rallye 11 wheels. Extremely well prepared body with good panel gaps. Equally well applied paint. The engine bay is neat, restored with almost all GM parts. Most of the replacement interior is good and installed omit Rear quarter glass is heavily scratched. The interior is a mixture of original and replacement components in serviceable condition. Mostly non-stock engine bits on the entirely nonoriginal motor. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $23,100. A school of thought among fakey-doo builders is to make the car just ambiguous enough to color its origins. Good try at that here, but next time pull off the Malibu-specific body trim. More than enough paid for a car that will never be correct and will always leave a wake of excuses. Sold well. #S5-1972 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS coupe. S/N 1Q87H2N129371. Dark green me- 104  seat wear, but with heavier carpet wear on the driver side. Rattle-can undercoating, plus a one-size-doesn't-fit-all clamped exhaust system. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $2,300. One can hardly blame anyone for doing a cheapie "restoration" on a Pinto, but it is fair to question the rationale. Whether you view them as good, bad, or ugly, Pintos do represent a historical footnote in automotive history. That may not be what drives the '70s Nerd Car "craze," but if you have a jones for a Pinto, you could do worse than this one. #S19-1973 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA 2-door hard top. S/N BS23H3B123039. Lime Light with black graphics/black vinyl. Odo: 87,529 miles. 340-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto, 240 hp. Recipient of a color change, as Lime Light wasn't available in 1973. Power steering, power disc and some have flash rusted. Surface rust all over the frame and some structural rust on the ramps. Doesn't smoke too badly, but there is some clutch rattle during gear changes. Cab tilting jack is inoperative. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $1,800. This is about the cheapest I've ever seen a diesel-powered car hauler In fact, for this money, you're hard pressed to find a flatbed trailer to tow behind a Suburban. Even if the motor starts to act up, an in-the-frame service will cost you about this much anyway, so it's virtually disposable. 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Christies London, UK Jack Barclay Showroom Top sale was a stunning, concours-winning 1961 XKE convertible, at the record-setting price of $160,388 Company Christie's Date June 11, 2005 Location London, UK Auctioneer Rupert Banner Automotive lots sold / offered 12 / 25 Sales rate 48% Sales total $679,721 High sale 1961 Jaguar XKE Series 1 convertible sold at $160,388 Buyer's premium 17% on the first $181,280, 10% thereafter (included in sold prices) Ex-Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar XK Give racer bid to $1.9m Report and Photos by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics I London, UK • 106  t is never an easy task to entice Londoners to stick around the capital on summer Saturdays. Christie's attempted such a thing when it staged its traditionally midweek sale at the Jack Barclay Bentley showroom. As a result, both attendance and sell-through suffered, with just 12 of 25 lots finding new homes on a total volume of $679,721. One could argue such results might also be ascribed to the sale competitor Bonhams' held in the more inviting Northamptonshire countryside. Whatever the case, consignments, hit rate, and total sales were all modest at best, though a few sale prices did come off as impressively bullish. The statistics—not to mention profitability—would have been very different, however, if the ex-Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar XK C-type racer had made the $2.3m being sought. Instead, this star car ran out of steam at an insufficient $1.9m. Top sale was therefore left to a stunning, concours-winning 1961 XKE convertible, which drew an impressive and record-setting price of $160,388. Another strong performer in the Jag family was a rare and well-restored 1959 XK 150S 3.8 drophead, which earned $113,341. Some ancient motor show exhibits also crossed the block successfully. Barker's 1933 Paris Salon exhibit, a Rolls-Royce 20/25HP three-position drophead coupe, fetched $117,618, while the R-R 20HP Sedanca de Ville displayed on Binder's 1929 Paris stand sold for a generous $42,770. Two cars with some significant political provenance changed hands as well. A 1979 Silver Shadow II, which had been in the single ownership of HRH Princess Firyal of Jordan, sold above estimate for $29,403. And Winston Churchill's last car, a highly original—and rather dilapidated-1962 Morris Oxford, earned sufficient money at $10,693. In all, the results of this regular Christie's fixture must have proved a bit frustrating for the company. Though the consignment list was short, it did not lack for quality. But when the weather turns balmy in London, the promise of an Ecurie Ecosse team car will only whet so many appetites, and today so many proved to be too few.• Sports Car Market

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Christie's London, UK ENGLISH #27-1929  ROLLS-ROYCE  20HP Sedanca de Ville. S/N GV019. Eng. # Y7G. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 92,361 miles. Coachbuilder's 1929 Pans Salon show car. Dry stored for years. Structurally sound, though with shabby paint and brightwork. All Grebel lamps are present; the original interior is distressed, and the dividing window is yellowed. The rear clock is intact. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $42,770. Sold for near the top of the estimate; 1 was surprised by such strength. Though the car 's early history was impressive, the current condition was not, and a full revival will make little economic sense for a 20HP. Unique though, and certainly challenging. #49-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP 3position dhc. S/N GTZ48. Eng. # D2L. Brown metallic/black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 86,693. This was the coachbuilder Barker's 1933 Paris Salon show car. Externally restored in the 1980s. Following ten years of storage, it has been recommissioned. Some marks to the old repaint, notably to the front wing-tips. The chrome is good. Interior leather is still supple. "Working" engine bay, though the radiator is Company. Last saw a road in 1967. Still remarkably original and unrestored. Distressed everywhere, with torn front fenders, holes in the fabric top, and cracked leather inside. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $13,650. This car was much viewed, but also much rejected, as it was easy to spot a project with numbers that just don't add up. Had anyone chosen to dish out the money needed to restore it, no doubt much originality would be lost. And you'd also be left with a rather anemic sidevalve four for scooter-like motoring. Not too much fun no matter how you look at it. #29-1935 AUSTIN 12/4 TAXI landaulette. S/N 79126. Eng. # 79803. Dark green/black leather/black. RHD. Received a partial refurbishment in the 1980s, including a repaint and fresh leather. Now shows paint shrinkage on wooden sections, though leather is still fresh. Last on the road in 1997. "Bell Punch" taxi door fit. The paint and chrome might clean up, though the interior and its original upholstery have been nibbled on by vermin. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,831. Despite being well under the $23k presale minimum, the seller was wise to accept the bid, as his only choice was likely to let it sit and decay further. weepy. Fully stocked tool kit in the trunk; the tires are poor. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $117,618. Even though as much as $150k had been forecast, this one sold for just over the minimum. This style of bodywork has always been in fashion, both when new and through the years as collectibility emerged. At least with the 4liter six under the hood, this chassis, topped with the lovely coachwork, should be better equipped to hold its own in modern and more anonymous company. A fair sale, then. #38-1934 SS II FOUR LIGHT saloon. S/N 300100. Eng. #30009. Black/black fabric/black leather. RHD. Odo: 29,691 miles. Designed and built by William Lyons' Swallow Sidecar 108  meter. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $15,470. Outside of the movie props industry and a small rank of collectors, the market for ancient "Hackney Carriages" is limited to only the best examples. And those seem to pass directly from seller to buyer without the need of an intermediary. Nobody here was prepared to flag down this rather unexceptional pre-war taxi with its rather steep $23k fare. #35-1950 LAND ROVER SERIES 1 utility vehicle. S/N R06109389. Eng. #6109601. Bronze green/tan canvas/dark green. RHD. Odo: 51,259 miles. Straight panels and a fair repaint. The front seat squab is recovered, but the rear bench is shabby. The canvas top is fresh. The engine was rebuilt in 2004, with an electric fuel pump installed. Tow hitches front and back. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $4,732. This workhorse has aged as gracefully as workhorse Landys can. As a result, it was definitely worth the $5,600 minimum. Perhaps a London showroom was too far removed from #50-1952 JAGUAR XK C-TYPE 2-seat sports racer. S/N XKC006. Eng. # E10088. Blue metallic/black leather. RHD. Odo: 17,265 miles. Ex-Ecurie Ecosse. Driven to victory by Ian Stewart in the 1952 Jersey Road Race. Extensive subsequent race history as well. In the U.S. until the early 1970s, it returned to the U.K. without a chassis plate. Restored by Lynx with D-type heads, and the drums were ex- its native habitat for any real appreciation of value. #26-1950 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH touring limousine. S/N WGC44. Eng. # W243C. Black/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 32,921 miles. Supplied new in Paris; dry stored for years. Now firmly in the category of "project." Structurally sound, with good changed for discs. Panhard rod added at some time. The aluminum panels are straight and split-free. There are minor chips in the teamauthentic repaint. Some wear shows on the seat. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $1,911,000. Christie's hoped for at least $2.3m, but the Sports Car Market

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Christie's London, UK high bid fell way short. And while there was likely nobody on the hook even at this level, one would have expected a C-type with period race winning history to have at least a few devoted bidders willing to push it with serious money. #32-1954 MORRIS MINOR saloon. S/N FAE11287575. Eng. #49684. Black/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 78,677 miles. Restored in 1995, with some panels renewed. The paint and chrome are generally good, though a careless scratch shows on the front fender. The interior is authentically re-created, but the shift boot #44-1959 JAGUAR XK 150S 3.8L drophead coupe. S/N T827599DN. Eng. # VAS12259. British Racing Green/dark green/ green leather. RHD. Odo: 11,384 miles. One of only 89 150Ss built with the 3.8L engine. Restored in the early '90s, with very few marks visible. One radiator slat is adrift, and the rear has some holes. Bluemels steering wheel. Ye olde semaphore trafficators are present as well. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $5,560. As presented, this exceedingly slow Minor was valued correctly by all concerned. Had the cosmetics been freshened up a bit for the sale, then the seller might have fetched another $3,000. 65 + Cars In Inventory Buying, Trading and ( nsigning American Classics. Eurospo I is, Rolls/Bentley and Collection liquidations. Always Buying. Web: Vin tagemotorssarasota.com 1961 Chrysler 300 G Coupe White/tan leather, original unrestored southern car Inquire for Price 1940 Ford Super Deluxe 2 Door Coupe marroon beige cloth. Fresh body-off restoration, radio, heater $37,500 1975 Triumph TR6 , Dark blue / black, cosmetically restored .4 $16,500 1966 Pontiac LeMans Convertible Silver Blue / Dk. Blue Bucket Seats, Autosmatic, Factory N C, Rally's, Fresh paint-finish, PS/PB, CD player w/ 6-rack $29,500 , 1952 Mercedes Benz 300 Cabriolet 4 Door Maroon/ Beige Leather & Top, Very Well Restored $99,500 XKSS DBR2 Tempero is proud to create hand-crafted reproductions of many of the world's most famous sports and racing cars. Our cars are based on the manufacturer's original designs, and are built to each customer's individual specifications. They have been upgraded to reflect modern requirements of safety and performance. Each car is lovingly and skillfully constructed from sheet aluminum using the time-honored methods employed by reputable coach building companies. Classics start at $114,000. 3 XKSS In Production December 2005 Temper° has also custom-built these 1950-1960 racing classics: Lightweight E-Type Short Nose D-Type C Type )(J13 Lister Costi ri 109 _  MN TART 0 lt IS8 _ DAILY E3 1111171=1" fender alignment is inconsistent. All else is spot-on. The engine bay is flawless as well. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $113,341. This was top dollar for a 150 soft top. RM sold a 150S with the 3.4L motor this past January for $145k. So this one, a much rarer car, and very much in the same pristine condition, came off as something of a bargain. #47-1961 JAGUAR XKE race car. S/N 885223. British Racing Green and orange/black. Odo: 35,066 miles. Ex-U.S. car. Rebuilt in Europe for track work in 1997. 275-hp motor rebuilt in 2001. Lots of serious goodies, including rear brake scoops, D-type M 0 T OR S Or SARASOTA, INC inta e VINTAGE MOTORS EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF 5500 N. Tarniami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA Phone: 941-355-6500 Fax: 941-359-0810 salesentemperocars.com Web: vintagemotorssarasota.com er knock-offs, and Perspex windows. Freshly FIA spec'd, with a fuel cell, six-point cage, racing harness, and fire system. The car is externally unmarked, and the functional interior is clean, along with the engine bay. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $43,680. The seller hoped for at least $30k more. Given the level of detail and track preparation, that figure didn't seem too far out of line. Wrong crowd, perhaps. #39-1961 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 850053. Eng. # R12159. Opalescent gunmetal/ black/red. RHD. Odo: 251 miles. Mileage since

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Christie's London, UK restoration in 2003. Recent JDC Champion of Champions and concours winner in 2003 and 2004. Cosmetically and mechanically perfect, including all the hidden areas. Recently exhibited at the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $160,288. This was top estimate money and a huge result for the seller It also appears to be a record for a road-going XKE by nearly 530k. Well sold. #36-1964 MORRIS OXFORD SERIES IV saloon. S/N MH56DI41926. Eng. # 16AMW1JH233564. Light blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 7,077 miles. First owned by Winston Churchill. Unrestored. Both front fenders are rusted below the trim strips, and the paint is much marked and nearly matte. Some chrome is pitted, and the original leather is The chrome is very good, and the leather is only slightly worn. The crammed engine bay appears clean. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $100,100. Even with its low mileage and special-edition status, the $ 120k low estimate sought for this car was simply unachievable. Some detailing might have justified a price tag in the low $90k range, but I can 't envision this car earning much more than that. #28-1979 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW saloon. S/N SRX37704. Eng. # 37704. Red/magnolia leather. Odo: 69,379 km. Formerly owned by Princess Firyal of Jordan. The orignal paint shows minor marks, with chips to the driver door edge. Some chrome is scratched, and the original leather is still worn, but sound. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,693. Despite its depressing condition, Sir Winston 's final and most modest car—which last crossed the block in 1989—achieved money right in the middle of the presale range. #41-1970 JAGUAR 4206 saloon. S/N GD57455BW. Eng. # 7D605248. Green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 19,833 miles. Very original, with genuine low mileage from only two owners. No evidence of repairs to its vulnerable flanks. The panels and fit are very good, refurbished interior is good. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $145,600. This one looked the part from the grandstand, but was truly awful close up in the paddock. As such, it was deservedly ignored here. If it had been nicely restored and more original, it might have made $150k or more, though most likely not the $170k top end predicted. A moot point, however, as this was anything but nice. soft, but dirty. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,403. Though the presale range was $15k-$22k, at least two bidders felt the car ownership history warranted more. Even so, this was serious money for any Shadow regardless of any minor Middle Eastern Royal provenance. DUTCH and the paint is unmarked. Most chrome is pitted, but the interior is superb, and the engine bay is clean. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $21,385. This sale probably undervalued what has to be one of the finest examples around of the revised and improved—though short-lived—version of the Mk X #43-1974 JAGUAR ma SIII convert- ible. S/N 1S2829. Eng. # 7S158545A. Black/ black/biscuit leather. RHD. Odo: 14,560 miles. Acutal mileage on this commemorative edition, number 29 of 49. Likely to have been repainted at some time, with only a few marks. 110  #25-1977 VAN VEEN OCR 1000 motorcycle. S/N A002015. Green and black. The 15th of 30 built. When new and costing $15k, this Comotor-built rotary bike from the Netherlands was the world's priciest twowheeler. Stored for the last two years, the bike ITALIAN #48-1969 FERRARI 365 GTC coupe. S/N 12449. Eng. # 12449. Dark metallic blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 59,182 miles. One of only 22 built in RHD. Twice a part of Sir Anthony Bamford's collection, it was driven to the sale. shows only original, minor cosmetic wear. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $37,243. At over three times the top estimate of silk, this has to be a world record price for Henk Van Veen 's rare motorcycle. GERMAN #46-1937 BMW 328 roadster. S/N 85162. Eng. # 5196. Cream/red leather. Odo: 53,499 km. Upgraded with a hood, fenders, and running boards made of aluminum, a modern head with 10mm plugs, Weber carbs, 5-sp box, and different rear axle. The old repaint is much marked with damage and scabs. The Last repainted in the mid-1990s. Overall very sharp, though the Bon-anis are slightly marked, and the seat leather is slightly worn. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $96,233. The bid fell right in the middle of the presale estimate. It must be viewed as market correct for a nice, rare example with continuous ownership history from new.• Sports Car Market

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CLASSIC AND COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION AurzTI HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA November 5, 2005 NOW ACCEPTING QUALITY CONSIGNMENTS The Potts Auction Company is proud to announce a new and exciting auction of vintage and collector cars at the 1966 Ferrari 215 GTS Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance on the beautiful island of Hilton Head, South Carolina. We are now in the process of accepting interesting and special-interest consignments for this event. Please contact us with any questions you may have. 1968 Super Stock Heim Barracuda Auction Company Since 1953 VIDFOCD_Mi- 01001110TH P.O. Box 1 Rock Spring, Georgia 30139 1(800) 6012888 Email: pottsauction@aol.com www.pottsauction.com .111 11C011COMS.00 111

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Bonhams Kelmarsh, UK Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Pre-war Motor Cars The most viewed lot in the tent was a 1926 Daimler 35/120 with a Hooper enclosed limousine body Company Bonhams Date June 11,2005 Location Kelmarsh, UK Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold / offered 15 / 24 Sales rate 63% Sales total $812,040 High sale 2003 Bentley Arnage R sold at $146,874 Buyer's premium James Knight urging bidders to raise their paddles Report and Photos by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics E • Kelmarsh, UK ach year the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club moves its annual summer bash to a different home in the centrally situated county of Northamptonshire, and this year's event took place on the stately grounds of Kelmarsh Hall. In an attempt to widen the auction's appeal from one of traditional Rolls-Royce and Bentley fare, Bonhams opened the proceedings up to a broader range of marques. With no big-money Silver Ghost for sale, the star car was a 1935 Phantom II "gentleman's coupe," with bodywork by Hooper. As a testament to its rarity and to the quality of its presentation, Bonhams kept it cordoned off throughout the event, and from all angles, it seemed fully deserving of the $220k presale estimate. It should have sold at this venue, of all places, but curiously did not, flattening out at just under $200k. Top sale was left therefore to something a bit more modern. A one-owner, fairly unexciting 2003 Bentley Arnage R saloon claimed the spot, earning little more than the minimum going rate for such a car, at $146,874. A strong but fair performance came from a 1927 Phantom I Hooper Sedanca de Ville. At $122,850, the car showed only minor cosmetic stress, and will be an excellent base for future restorative work. Meanwhile, one result that surprised many—your scribe included—was the seemingly astronomical money paid for a driver 1981 112 Camargue once owned by Ted Turner. This nothing-special car proved to be more than that to two fierce bidders, with a U.K. dealer paying out $73,255 for the pleasure of future mark-up. The most viewed lot in the tent, however, was neither a Roller nor a Bentley, but a 1926 Daimler 35/120 with a Hooper enclosed limousine body. Fresh from a fabulous restoration that spared no detail, it had gone unsold in Bonhams' Hendon sale at the RAF Museum earlier in the season. With so many appreciative onlookers here, however, the stately auto pulled plenty of bids until it sold for a strong $67,745. Although the Bonhams audience was perfectly targeted for the vehicles consigned, there was plenty of competition in the RREC Rally field outside, where most of the U.K.'s top marque specialists were hawking the pick of their stock, priced to sell and undercutting auction estimates. Even counting this year's inclusion of other marques, just 15 of 24 lots sold, with total sales topping out at $812,040. While the results cannot be regarded as overwhelming, the event managed to draw a broad selection of Britain's finest, with a DeDion and a Cadillac thrown in for good measure. Viewed this way, it's possible there's no direction but up for the new and expanded RREC weekend.• Sports Car Market 15% on the first $53,400, 10% thereafter (included in sold prices)

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Bonhams Kelmarsh, UK ENGLISH #402-1904 REXETTE 5HP FORECAR 3-wheeler. S/N 3259. Eng. # 3259. Red, black, and gold/red leather. One of just four singlecylinder models known. Substantially original, though the wooden flooring was renewed in the 1980s when a repaint was done. Shrinkage and marks now show. The seat leather is color The leather is grubby; the wicker trunk is enormous. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $58,604. The 20/25 HPs were R-R's most successful model of the inter-war years, bodied in a variety of styles. Though rather ponderous looking in its semi-open configuration, the rarest and most desirable of these was the landaulette. This one, with its older restoration still holding up, was bought well for just under the presale low estimate. Bentley aficionados here. As such, it brought a full market price, and then some. worn as well. Single Nirona brass lamp up front; wicker trunk basket. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $26,163. Both Rexettes and their potential owners are to be considered equally rare. This was strong but fair money for this quirky hybrid between motorcycle and car The driving is done from the rear seat. Odd that never caught on, as the exposed mother-in-law front seat may be worth the price alone. #416-1925 ROLLS-ROYCE 20 HP coupe cabriolet. S/N GLK9. Eng. # X4G. Dark blue and black/black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 87,502 miles. The old restoration is now showing its age. The paint has minor marks, and the front #418-1927 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 HP PHANTOM I sedanca de ville. S/N 2RF. Eng. # 5DV. Black and maroon/black/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 22,852 miles. Formerly coachbuilder Hooper's demonstrator. Hence, the goodies like signaling windows, tilting lower screen, scuttle vents, folding front window frames, barometer, gradient meter, and driver's speaker system. The last repaint #412-1935 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM H 2-door gentleman's coupe. S/N 70TA. Eng. # MC65. Black and garnet/black leather. RHD. Odo: 84,841 miles. Specially ordered by its Canadian first owner with sloping hood shutters, fitted spare in the trunk, and golf bag compartment. Restored in recent years, and still good, though both rear fenders are nerfed and cracked. The nickel plating shows minor marks. The front leather is good, though the rear Bedford cord is soiled. Comes with a large Finnigan's travel trunk with three fitted suitcases on the back. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $122,850. These cars are the successors to the Silver Ghosts. Though not perfect, this example showed very well, with the Hooper bits adding to its charm. The money paid put it right in the middle of the presale estimates, which seemed fair for all involved. is still fenders are scuffed. The nickel fittings are good, and the bench seatback has been retrimmed. The squabs are original, and the boa constrictor bulb horn is fun. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $60,060. The seller was looking for a bit more from this one. Had it been better presented, however, this slow Roller might have warranted such attention. #409-1926 DAIMLER 35/120 limousine. S/N 29401. Eng. # 106486. Black/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 11 miles. Possible Royal Mews provenance is unproven. Expertly restored and detailed. Sun visor in wood veneer for the driver, roller blinds for the posh folks in back. The twin revolving occasional seats are ingenious. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $67,795. Although it went unsold earlier this year at the Bonhams Hendon event, where it was simply overlooked, this stunner really wowed the mainly R-R and 114 #411-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 HP landaulette. S/N GXB43. Eng. # K5G. Black and blue/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 82,359 miles. Complete with Hooper's patented and hard to find telescopic signal indicators. An Illinois car for most of the 1970s. Restored in the U.K. in the 1980s, with 12k miles since. Paint, chrome, and wood are all excellent. is very cracked, and the carpets are shot. The engine bay cries for attention. The gearbox is at least correct, and the mascot is still present. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $20,020. The nonperiod bodywork, which had been executed well enough, and the Jag motor didn't do this scruffi, lot any favors. Too bad, as I understand that it actually was quite a performer on the road. #406-1949 BENTLEY MK VI saloon. S/N B449CD. Eng. # B475C. Silver-gray and Sports Car Market virtually unmarked externally. Tinted screen eyebrow; the soft leather looks much sat upon. Triple Marchals, matching twin Lucas and Alto horns. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $196,560. Seriously good-looking and superbly turned out, this elegant coupe deserved at least the $220k being sought. With this crowd, I was surprised it didn't arrive there easily. #424-1937 ALVIS 4.3-LITER open tourer. S/N 13181. Red and gray/black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 7,386 miles. Converted in the 1970s from a Charlesworth-style sedan to its current softtop configuration. Also fitted with a Jag 4.2L six. The old repaint is much marked, and the chrome is only fair. The original leather

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Bonhams Kelmarsh, UK Thickly repainted, with a noticeable touch-up to the rear fender, in addition to many other marks. Driver door fit is poor, and the front fender chrome is pocked. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $35,581. Considering her unexceptional condition, this tired bride did well to pull in a bid so close to the top of the range. maroon/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 37,882 miles. The engine was rebuilt in 1986, and the gearbox was replaced in 1998. The body was last refurbished and painted in 1990. The driver side front fender paint is split, with severe bubbling below the paint on the rear fenders. Passenger door fit is poor. The original leather is cracked. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $16,744. Considering the current run-down state of the paint and panels, the price here was fair, as the buyer has many hours and many dollars ahead of him to get this car up to even solid driver standards. #407-1954 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER DAWN saloon. S/N STH5. Eng. # S53H. Velvet green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 7,920 miles. Last restored in the early 1990s. Driver door bottom is bubbling, and the passenger side front fender finish is poor. Rear-fender chrome #423-1956 BENTLEY SI sports saloon. S/N B24BA. Eng. # BB17. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 61,575 miles. One of just three bodied by Hi. Mulliner in this style. Complete with a cocktail cabinet with flask and sandwich box in the front door. The old restoration shows grand. However, the condition as presented didn't warrant much more than the offered bid, so I'm not sure why the seller didn't bite. #401-1979 BENTLEY T2 saloon. S/N SBH 37969. Eng. # 37969. Willow Gold/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 84,023 miles. Cosmetically refurbished in 1997, with some panels renewed. Bubbling behind the passenger door trim strips, and the front fender chrome is scratched. The its age, with some marks to the paint and minor bubbling on the driver side rear fender. The interior leather is soft but worn. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $43,749. This car sold for far below what the consignor had hoped to get for it. The price is fair, however, as it reflects the state of neglect after a long period of dry storage. The buyer will certainly get in up to his elbows to bring this one up to snuff #403A-1963 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III saloon. S/N V9191. Eng. # SV45E. Red/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 197 miles. Formerly owned by Elton John's management, for what it's worth. Subsequently hired out for many TV dramas. Refurbished at resprayed leather is lightly cracked and colorworn. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,558. This was a rather unexceptional car; and was priced to attract interest. In the end it sold above the high estimate, but about $5k less than what you otherwise might expect to pay for a driver T2. A good deal for both parties. #404-1980 BENTLEY MULSANNE saloon. S/N SCBZS0000ACH01017. Eng. # 01017. Paprika metallic/red velour. RHD. Odo: 36,420 miles. Rolls-Royce Motors' first production car, given the Camargue option color by the works in 1983. It later gained twin is flaking, and both 7-inch Lucas spotlights are cracked. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $34,535. In slightly better condition than the 1949 Mk VI (lot 406), proving that a rather shabby Silver Dawn will command around twice the price of similarly shabby Mk VI. #407A-I956 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH limousine. S/N FLW16. Eng. # L 1 5F. White/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 49,937 miles. Fresh from service as a wedding limo. some time, but the passenger side sill is now bubbling. A-pillar shows a paint crack at the base. Interior leather is slightly soiled. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $32,760. Clearly these showbiz connections did not impress the RREC crowd, as the sale was abandoned before it even neared the low estimate. Which makes one wonder: If you can 't sell it here, where can you sell it? #420-1970 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW drophead coupe. S/N DRH8244. Eng. # 8244. Seychelles Blue/gray/gray. RHD. Odo: 85,308 miles. Two owners from new. Both paint and chrome are polish scratched, and the panel behind the hood is puckered. Badge is missing, so holes are exposed. Worn seat leather in front. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $34,580. This one missed by more than five 116  „ns headlamps, alloys, and a leather steering wheel. Freshly painted and detailed, including the interior, engine bay, and underbody, all of which are mint. Cond: I. NOT SOLD AT $20,930. The seller was looking for $27k, which was a bit optimistic in my view, despite the car's provenance, specs, and overall condition. If ever there was a right crowd for a bit of R-R/Bentley heritage, however; this was it, so I'm not sure where one takes this car from here. #421-I981 ROLLS-ROYCE CAMARGUE coupe. SN SCAYJ42A4BCX03669. Black/ brown leather. Odo: 23,343 miles. Originally Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Kelmarsh, UK Bentley proved a lot of car for the buck. The must-have factor was bolstered by the color combination and the condition. In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find another in this condition for this price. #408-1998 BENTLEY A RNAGE sa- owned by Ted Turner, and a part of his museum collection. Bosch-injected motor, discreet stereo upgrade, and dash-mounted radar. Repainted with the glass in. The front and rear trim has now corroded. Interior leather is slightly soiled. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $73,255. The Turner connection certainly helped here, although it was sheer competition between live bidders in the tent that was responsible for this stellar price. This was serious dough for a Camargue, presentable examples of which have generally been changing hands in the $30k range. #410-1992 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL R coupe. S/N SCBZBOSAXNCH42018. Eng. # 76201L410TKN. British Racing Green/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 32,374 miles. Likely the original paint, which is unmarked. The chrome and alloys are clean as well, though the driver seat leather is lightly scuffed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $82,810. Even at a price that fell right near the top of the estimate, this clean loon. S/N SCBLB51E4XCH01685. Eng. # 51831736. Maroon/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 34,000 miles. Ex-H.R. Owen dealership demonstrator. The paint is clean, but the alloys are marked. The front leather is cracked and soiled. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $72,800. The seller had hoped for $78k for this, the first of T3 turbochargers, raised just enough to sell. Expect further dramatic depreciation around the next bend. FRENCH #415-1900  DE  DION-BOUTON TRICYCLE. S/N 3561. Eng. # 15641. Black/brown. Originally 250cc, upgraded to 326cc at some point. Cycle handlebar steering. Preserved in the Danish Raben-Levetzau the BMW-powered Bentleys. That ,figure didn't seem too far off the mark. Not to him, anyway; the folks in the tent saw things differently. By comparison, at twice the price, the top-selling Arnage R (lot 419) seemed like much less car for the money. #419-2003 BENTLEY ARNAGE R sa- loon. S/N SCBLC37F63CH09024. Eng. # L675104115L410MT22. Black/black. RHD. Odo: 21,800 miles. One owner. Still original, with good paint, though the mirror backs are marked. Alloy wheels are scuffed, and there are marks to the seat leather. Fully loaded, with metal sunroof, sat-nay, and parking sensors. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $146,874. Despite its funereal color combination, this Arnage Red Label replacement model, with its twin Garrett THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE OUR 22ND YEAR OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE -AA- 1 I LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS http://www.docsjags.com/ DOCS JAGS WOI L CoNA/ I I E TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags.com 118 interior is worn in back; the calorimeter and silk window blinds are intact. The whitewalls are grubby. Wears a Pennsylvania Motoring Federation badge. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,302. Despite the enduring quality of Cadillac workmanship, American classics of this era are hard to re-home so far away from Detroit. And while this one did find a new owner, it only just met the reserve. Well bought.• Sports Car Market Museum for many years. Recently restored to original spec, and well presented with few marks. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $34,535. Even though it is eligible for London-Brighton and the Pioneer Runs, this kind of money seemed rather extravagant for a minimalist and rather dull trike. AMERICAN #417-1924 CADILLAC V-63 EIGHT coupe. S/N 63M1357. Eng. # 1357. Black and gray/black/brown. Odo: 47,402 miles. One-family owned in the U.S. until the 1980s. Exceptionally original, and the partial repaint shows only minor marks. Correct, blackpainted headlamps. The original moquette cloth

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Kruse International Tulsa, OK 2005 Collector Automobile Auction One of the better buys was a 1964 Austin-Healey BJ7 with long-term history at $23,760. Company Kruse International Date June 10-12, 2005 Location Tulsa, OK Auctioneer Dean Kruse Daniel Kruse Jim Richie Frank Stapleton Automotive lots sold / offered 352 / 636 Sales rate 55% Sales total $8,751,799 High sale 1931 Cadillac V16 Series 452A sold at $351,000 Buyer's premium  8% (included in sold prices) V16 Series 452A, which found a new home for $351,000, or a well-restored 1922 Chevrolet Huckster truck that brought $27,000, the event had a similar feel to most Kruse sales: a little something for everyone. Golden Boy Driller "Larry" guarding !sena limo Report and Photos by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics Tulsa, OK • T 120 his year marked the 33rd year of the Leake Auction, and much has changed since its inception. Though I hate to date myself this way, the last time I attended a sale in Tulsa, Don Johnson was chasing bad guys in a replica Daytona Spyder on Miami Vice. Richard Sevenoaks is now steering the Leake ship, which he has docked in the Expo Square at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds. It's a cavernous venue, air-conditioned and well equipped to handle an auction of this size. Leake offered a selection of vehicles that was both varied and deep, with 352 of the 636 cars offered changing hands for a 55% sales rate, and a sales total of $8,751,799. Whether it was the event's high sale, a 1931 Cadillac One notable no-sale was an air-conditioned 1958 Bentley SI. It reached a flattering high bid of $18,500, which should have sold it, given its condition. Meanwhile, one of the better buys of the weekend was a 1964 Austin-Healey BJ7 with a long-term ownership history. It changed hands at a reasonable $23,760. With the event held indoors, there was never a reason to venture outside, so self-contained were the attractions. Even the vendors' stalls were tucked away and protected from the weather. Which was a good thing, as Saturday saw a tremendous downpour. But with the exception of a few leaky spots in the massive roof, no one seemed either to notice or to mind. The Leake family has worked hard to create an efficient and professional event, and under the direction of Richard Sevenoaks, we can expect much more in the years to come. And I doubt it will take me as long to return as it did this time, if only so I don't have to say, "The last time I attended a sale in Tulsa, David Caruso was chasing bad guys on CSI: Miami."• Sports Car Market

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o e  Keith McCormick presents the PALM SPRINGS 244 N INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, PALM SPRINGS LAST SALE WAS 63% SOLD OF ALL CARS ENTERED The McCormick family is once again organizing this auction in their usual friendly and courteous manner. Ask for Keith, Jason or Desley to answer your questions. Sponsored by KOES 104.7fm THE OLDIES STATION PHONE FOR CONSIGNMENT NUMBERS. ASK FOR ENTRY FORMS, BIDDER APPLICATIONS, AND GET ON OUR MAILING LIST.. NOW! 760-320-3290 RESERVE YOUR POSITION NOW! LOCAL HOST HOTEL: We recommend Spa Resort & Casino Telephone: 760-325-1461 or 800-854-1279 www.sparesortcasino.com And mention Auction for special rate of $179 check out these websites: www.palm-springs.org (Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism) www.PalmSprings.USA.com (Palm Springs Desert Resorts) Sponsored by REsowr CASINO ENTRY FEES: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY $250. Add $100 for prime time replacement - only 80 cars. No numbers will be reserved without consignment fee being paid in full in advance. VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Positions will be filled on first=come first-served basis. To reserve the position you desire, send your check covering the entry fee or phone in your credit card number. You may specify the cars you're entering at a later date. Entry fees are Refundable less $25 handling fee if you notify us in writing 14 days prior to the auction. Color photographs may be included in our exclusive color brochure. We strictly limit the number of positions available in this two-day event of 350 cars. COMMISSION STRUCTURE: FLAT 5% OF SALES PRICE (one of the lowest in the business). WE SOLD OUT OF LOT NUMBERS PREVIOUS SALE SO BOOK EARLY. New Enlarged Event: This event will now include a SHOW & SHINE car show on Saturday the 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Trophies, entertainment, parties, food and auto vendors. $20.00 per car. Vendor booths $200.00. Entry forms on web site or call numbers below. Palm Springs Auctions, Inc. (760) 320-3290 L °111....1■Li 244 N, INDIAN CANYON DRIVE PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92262 U.S.A Web site - http://www.classic-carauction.com 39th Collector Car Show & Auction SATURDAY and SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19TH & 20TH, 2005 AUCTION OF 350 ANTIQUE, CLASSIC, SPORTS, AND SPECIAL INTEREST AUTOS HELD AT THE s.,, RESORT CASINO LOCATED AT: REAR OF OUR OFFICE/SHOWROOM it- k 4- 0 0 ds •  • 0/ 4. o. 4,.. o 1-• o 0/ 0 4... 0 I's 4 s' • . Co

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Kruse International Tulsa, OK ENGLISH #237-1954 MG TF roadster. S/N 32192. Red/white vinyl/black leather. Odo: 657 miles. Tired paint and chrome, with lots of scratching and pitting to both. The vent wing plexiglass is crazed, and the top is older, with yellowed windows. The clean interior shows good $23,760. This car had plenty going for it— long-term ownership history, with the owner present to answer questions, great colors, and a very plausible story line. Had I been there at the time this car went across the block, I likely would have had my hand in the air Very well bought. leather, carpets, and dash. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $14,040. If this price looks cheap on the face of it, it is. Potentially one of the easiest sports cars to restore, here is an example that you could drive for as long as you like and pass it on in this condition for a profit. Or you could perform a "road restoration" and make it better incrementally. Very well bought. #2517-1958 BENTLEY SI saloon. S/N B223LFD. Black/tan leather. Odo: 82,329 miles. Lots of paint problems almost everywhere, with plenty of chips, scratches, dents, and dings. The usual problem surrounding the front turn signals, and the corrosion between the two metals has caused lifting. The chrome is mostly good, with only light pitting. Good #512-1967 JAGUAR Ma convertible. S/N 1E14777. Red/black leather. Odo: 43,422 miles. Plenty of flaws have shown up since its last restoration. A few dings and stone chips as well. Good paint, but with some wear areas. The chrome has light scratching. The seat appear fresh. The interior is good—far from fresh, but not in need of a replacement at this time. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,830. This was a market-correct price. That said, these cars are becoming harder to find below the $10k mark. With classic British roadster styling and a hefty inline six engine, they can actually be used for more than just a Sunday drive. #438-1991 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR 114-door. S/N SCAZNO2D8MCX34468. Red/white Everflex/white leather. Odo: 64,233 miles. Looks to have been a well taken care of example with just a few chips and light wear to the paint. The Everflex roof is lightly discolored, but not bad altogether. Some light wear to the leather, with very good wood and carpets. leather is mismatched, with some shiny and some matte. The clean trunk shows the original-style jack and tool roll. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $46,440. The buyer was a little optimistic in his high bid, but by the time 2006 rolls around, he'll likely look like a genius. Absolutely no harm done, if he hangs on to this car and doesn't find any major faults. #2471-1972 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE convertible. S/N DRA13131. Dark green/tan leather. Odo: 89,739 miles. The older paint has plenty of scratches; it's still holding on but it appears to be a fight. Some chrome has light scratches. The Spirit of Ecstasy is gold plated glass, though the gaskets are dry and cracked. Redone leather to the seats is good; some wood has chips, but it could be worse. Cheap closed-loop carpet looks and is wrong. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $18,500. Still some argument from the crowd inside who said this car was not black, but a very deep velvet green. With cloudy skies outside and overhead indoor lighting, they could be correct. I was surprised to see the high bid coming from a Midwestern dealer, as I would have counted this car at a much lower price. #576-1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 roadster. S/N HBJ7L24515. British Racing Green/ tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 19,675 miles. Same owner for the past 27 years. The paint is not to show standards, but shows well anyway. There is some scratching to the chrome in places, and some has pitting. The top is good, with only light dirt; a few light scratches in the rear window. Very nice older interior, with more use patina than hard wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT 122 Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,324. Outside of a rock star; a pimp, or a casino owner, I wonder who else would have had the gumption to order this car new in its over-the-top color combination. I'll have to call this well bought; the new owner is probably less concerned about the bright colors than the fact that he got a pretty good deal on a very decent example. GERMAN for the full tacky effect. The original leather has plenty of wear, and the wood is only fair. Still has its original AM/FM radio and 8-track player. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $37,000. Bad Corniches can rarely be cheap enough to justibr a legitimate reason for purchase. You can buy a car ten years newer with plenty of updates and a known ownership history for not much more than this high bid. #796-1976 TRIUMPH TR6 roadster. S/N CF569940. White/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 64,070 miles. The decent repaint seems to be recently done, and the panels are well fitted. Good brightwork, and many gaskets Sports Car Market #414-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 12104210020449. Pearl White/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 22,035 miles. Nothing exceeds "good" here. The paint, the chrome, and the glass all are acceptable, but none of them comes close to show quality. The interior follows through, with the good seats showing some wear; decent dash and carpets. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,736. 190SLs continue to confound. I've seen much better cars sell this year for less money, and I've also seen cars

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Kruse International Tulsa, OK with many more needs, and even visible rust, bring more. I would say this result is market correct for the condition; the price seems quite plausible for this car #775-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE coupe. Robins Egg Blue/saddle leather. Odo: 74,407 miles. The older repaint is a good quality that has lasted, but is now a bit tired. Good chrome with very light pitting and scratches. The interior might be the resprayed original, as it is good, but far from new. The steering wheel is cracked, and the wood is losing its finish in poor quality repaint shows plenty of flaws, but most brightwork is good. The interior is a mix of old and older, and some vinyl panels have been replaced. Carpets and wood are tired. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. It's an easy restoration, but a good presale cosmetic rehab might have moved this SL into a new garage. The 230, 250, and 280 SLs continue to be sought out by experienced collectors, and the smart ones are picking up the best cars. places. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,372. For someone looking for an entry-level European old car with a potential for appreciation, as well as more than a dash of class, this was it. I could make the argument that this car is worth twice the final bid. Even with the flaws noted and a few more, this car was well bought. #550-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210005542. White/white HT; black ST/red Tex. Odo: 63,907 miles. Two tops, 4-sp, no radio with blackout plate. The Inventory For Sale: 1960 Cooper Monaco - 1964 Lotus 30 Sports Racing Car #30118 1964 Porsche 356 C Coupe #215629 Documented U S racing and ownership history.  Beautifully restored to Porsche Certificate - 1964 Cooper Monaco Chevrolet - 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB - 1972 Gulf M6/GR7 Mirage - 1949 Healey Silverstone - 1987 Jaguar XJR12 Group C - 1963 Lola Mark 5A F JR. - 1961 Lotus 20 Formula Junior - 1924 Marmon Model 34 - 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe - 1970 Porsche 917K Coupe - 1978 Wolf WR6-2 Formula 1 - 1935 Wolseley Hornet Special - 1966 Repco-Brabham 620R V8 Formula One Engine - 4 Dunlop Wheels for Jaguar - Ferrari Luggage for 328 Weber carburetors, beautifully restored 1964 Cobra 289 Roadster CSX 2215  1951 Allard J2 Cadillac #1859 Documented, U S racing and ownership history GRAND PRIX CLASSICS 7456 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA `-)  December 2005 Tel: (858) 459-3500 Fax: (858) 459-3512 info@grandprixclassics.com www.grandprixclassics.com . We are specialists in the buying, selling, and consignment of historic sports cars and special historic racing cars. We have been in business for over 25 years and maintain an inventory of 15 to 20 historic cars. We invite you to come see our showroom in La Jolla, California. 1 43 #499-1983 PORSCHE 911 cabriolet. S/N WPOEA0911DS171624. Light blue/ black cloth/blue leather. Odo: 60,020. Clean exterior, and the paint appears to be original, with only some fade; stone chips to the nose. Nice soft top, and the rear window is clear, with a few light scratches. Some dryness to the rubber trim. The dash leather is pulling away in places, but the cheap carpet covering keeps it hidden. The nice leather seats are a bit dry, but will respond to treatment. SOLD AT $14,850. Despite this car 's having that distinctive Southern California/Arizona/Texas/Oklahoma/ Florida dryness to all soft materials, it looked relatively well taken care of and still acceptable as a driver No bargain, but I did like the colors and the honest presentation. JAPANESE #742-1980 NISSAN 280ZX coupe. S/N HS130218527. Gold and black/clear T-tops/tan leather. Odo: 120,995 miles. 10th Anniversary Edition. Very well presented, despite the indicated miles. The excellent paintwork shows

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Kruse International Tulsa, OK this to have been a pampered example. Very good trim and chrome, with good gaskets and glass as well. The clean interior has light wear, but is still stock. Cost new was $13,990. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $7,300. With styling that still appears a bit challenged, and detailing that is best described as busy, the 280ZX has yet to come into its own in the collector car market-place. Let 's say the nicest one in the world is worth $15k, so this bid seemed like plenty. AMERICAN #454-1922 CHEVROLET HUCKSTER truck. S/N SH4877PA. Green and black/black vinyl. Excellent-quality restoration. The woodwork on this truck was done to an extremely high standard. Very good paint and chrome. #2 price for a #4- car I would not have been surprised ff this car had sold for less than half of the high bid. #496-1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N 1F58.1108285. Red/silver, red, and gray. A very good older restoration, with some flaws in the brightwork, though most would polish out. Very good paint and glass, except for the delaminating vent windows. $117,000. 1967 Corvettes have become such a hot commodity that dealer Internet sites rarely list the offering price, afraid that if they do not keep raising it, someone might actually buy. The bid price here seemed fair and if it was real I certainly would have grabbed for it. . SOLD AT $27,000. Very well bought, and for far below the costs of a restoration of this quality. Most of the finish work was to a jewellike specification; this truck looked as good as any you will find on a show field anywhere. Overall, this truck is fantastic throughout. Cond 1 - #528-1948 CHRYSLER WINDSOR convertible. S/N 70667885. Dark red/plaid cloth. Odo: 34,575 miles. A good older restoration. The paint shows some signs of aging, but still looks good. Good brightwork, with some small Clean original interior could have a better fit, but still looks good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $46,980. The seller has owned this car for over fifteen years, and he decided it was time to sell and move on to something else. This price is best described as totally market correct for the condition. This was the one you wanted to buy as a driver for the next fifteen years. #200-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2door hard top. S/N 41447S322809. White/red with white stripe. Odo: 1,845 miles. 327-ci V8, auto. Very clean example, the '64s were the last of the Impalas with sculpted sides. In '65, the rounded look took over. Combined with the SS #424-1970 AMC JAVELIN coupe. S/N ADC797P222730. Bittersweet Orange/white vinyl/saddle vinyl. Odo: 4,086 miles. 360-ci V8, 290 hp, auto. "Mark Donohue Edition." The paint and graphics (including Mark Donohue on the spoiler) are excellent. Chrome is very good throughout, and the half-vinyl roof is good. The interior is not as nice, with scratching to the console, and lots of discoloration on the plastic bits. What the exterior promises, the interior fails to deliver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,876. I was astonished to note the sale price on this Javelin. With a color scheme best described as dated, and with the hard-tofind interior bits chewed up, I was expecting perhaps $6,000 or $7,000 less. Research has since proven my thought process out of date, however Although this result seems high, it's only slightly above market. dings and flaws. The interior shows well, with only light wear. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. When the first owner purchased this Windsor, he could have paid just a few hundred dollars more to own a fully equipped Town & Country convertible. Look at the difference today—a no-sale at $30k vs. an estimated value of over $100k for a T & C in the same condition. The bid here was a fair offer #2527-1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 5762013993. Light green/ white vinyl/green leather. Odo: 33,560 miles. Fair to poor quality paint. Most chrome is fair as well, though some is very good. The re-dyed interior is poor, with patched areas. Good colors and looks from a distance, but the closer you get, the more flaws you find. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $60,480. I can only guess that the high bid came from someone who did not do a thorough job examining this car as this was a 124  equipment and the V8 motor, a white with red and white example looks good in any setting. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,796. With the price of everything else seemingly going through the roof this car seems positively cheap. If it was built as a real SS, it was a bargain. And even as a clone, it would still be a reasonable buy. #417-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S117584. Yellow/ black/black vinyl. Odo: 63,103 miles. 427-ci V8, 435 hp, 4-sp. Two tops. Side exhaust, AM/ FM, Redline tires. Overall quite clean, with excellent paint and very good brightwork. The well-fitted interior shows no obvious issues. Looks to have seen an excellent-quality restoration; it's close to fresh but is now approaching the "sell by" date. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT #572-1970 MERCURY COUGAR ELIMINATOR 2-door hard top. S/N 0F91M534942. Orange/black cloth and vinyl. Odo: 60,163 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Marti report shows the car was a factory Eliminator. The quality repaint appears to be fresh, and some poor prep issues are easy to spot. The side decal tape is poorly applied in places. Some brightwork is cloudy, and the ultra-tacky Cougar graphic and "Eliminator" is poorly etched into the rear windows. The interior is good but not fully stock. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. One of the few bar- Sports Car Market

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Kruse International Tulsa, OK gains left in the muscle car market, the Cougar Eliminators do not have the same panache as their Mustang Boss brethren. The high bid sounded cheap and likely was, even considering the costs of removing the personalized items. #794-1982 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1G1AY8780C5123675. Blue/clear T-tops/blue leather. Odo: 35,998 miles. Decent quality repaint to what is just a driver condition 'Vette. The trimwork is good, and the glass is aftermarket deep tinted. The tired interior has a poorly executed wood panel kit that looks like would have pegged this for perhaps $10k, plus or minus, in this condition. A nice one could do twice that. #741-1993 CADILLAC ALLANTE convertible. S/N 71G6V5339PU128427. Red/gray leather. Odo: 55,089 miles. Nothing either too good or too bad, just average. Good paint, and the trim is strong, with some light wear. Clean interior. This one has the distinct disadvantage they were getting it right. It's worth more than the high bid, perhaps by $2,000 or $3,000. #493-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N I FAFP90S45Y400556. White with blue stripes/black leather. Another new car, just ready to watch the market fall flat on its face, it came out of an old van. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $14,688. A Corvette that almost begs you to buy it on price alone. The good visual appeal to the paintwork is lost when you get to the interior Let's just say the seller did well, as I of looking just like every other red Allante seen at auction this year. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $10,800. 1993 was the final year for the Allante, with bodies built in Italy and final assembly in Detroit. Most Allante collectors will tell you to buy the latest year you can afford, as with many GM products, the plug was pulled just as as it surely will. The Ford GT is very attractively priced at list. Perhaps word is out now that paying sixty, seventy, or even a hundred grand over list is no longer necessary. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $230,000. I've said it before but it bears repeating...ff you want a Ford GT, good for you. A great car at a good price. If you're an "investor owner" of a Ford GT, the train has left the station. The time to sell is here-2006 model anyone?* Ultimate Dream Machines 8 3 1 . 4 2 3 . 5 7 0 4 arx-v‘s 46") 19819" .eyton, House 962 Porsche 1 9 7 0 Mustang M 1 9 5 3  Maserati onnevItte

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eBay Motors Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics A selection of recent sales of interest. Condition inferred from seller's descriptions, cars were not physically examined by the author. Note: sf= seller's feedback; bf= buyer 's feedback ENGLISH #4573802027-1951 ALLARD PI coupe. SIN 91P1995. Silver/blue. RHD. 24 photos. Gustine, CA. Appears complete. Runs and drives, though the interior is trashed and surface rust abounds. Needs a total restoration. Suicide doors. 22 bids, sf 394, bf 322. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $6,050. Sydney Allard was the Ma F. IL . #4573621170-1993 MERCEDES-BENZ 500E sedan. S/N 5. Eng. # 326. Odo: 192,800 miles. 14 photos. Asheville, NC. Loads of cutand-paste car magazine propaganda. Almost no information is provided about the condition of this specific car. 10 bids, sf 17, bf 6. SOLD AT $9,800. The parts on this car that are likley a Cobra will always be controversial, but SCA says the Cobra ID plate is real. Start building up that 289 and counting your money. #4572221710-1967 ROVER 2000TC sedan. S/N 41801883A. Burgundy/black. Odo: 60,000 miles. 17 photos. Bozeman, MT. Original paint is crazed and opaque. "Parts car available but not necessarily needed." Spare Rostyles with Blizzak snowtires included. to give up after 200k miles are not all going to be shared with other W124-bodied cars. Those that are shared are still going to cost $100/hour to swap in. Broken stuff is inevitable, and it's going to be expensive. You paid $2k too much, but really you should've held out for a better one with lower miles. only man ever to win the Monte Carlo Rally in a car bearing his name. This particular example probably wouldn't make it to the nearest 7-11, but it does seem like a good deal for a very rare project car Could have paid up to 50% more with no regrets. #4552396761-1956 BENTLEY Si saloon. S/N B159L8C. Two-tone green/cream leather. Odo: 99,304 miles. 36 photos. Rehoboth Beach, DE. Very original, but tired. Rear window is cracked. Paint is checked with one bubble and #4574620239-1997 BMW M3 sedan. S/INI WBSCD9324VEE05805. Estoril Blue/gray leather. Odo: 99,400 miles. 42 photos. Miami, FL. Some curb rash. Engine bay is dirty. Hand sweat has partially eroded the leather steering Optional "ice alert" system. No mention of drivability or rust. Interior looks great. $3,000 reserve disclosed. 21 bids, sf 101, bf 25. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,000. Hmmnim. British car lives through almost 40 Montana winters, but you don't mention or photograph any rust. Curious, indeed. At any rate, this is a fair price for a neat, vintage TSD rally car—one that you won't feel so bad about subjecting to, say, the Shell 4000. GERMAN a few spots of surface rust. Chrome is not very shiny. Door panels are toast. Interior is dirty. Sony tape deck. Runs great. Transmission seeps. 27 bids, sf 200, bf 85. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,877. I guess it 's a masochist's market, because you could have a Turbo R by the time you get this thing restored. The price is correct, but that doesn't mean it is sane. #4572070368-1958 AC COBRA roadster. S/N CSX2471. Aluminum/black. 22 photos. Arkansas City, KS. This is the front clip of a crashed Cobra, mated to the rear clip of a crashed AC Bristol. Photos of the merged area are taken from very far away. Titled as Bristol #BEX359, this is a roller with no engine. 29 bids, sf 87, bf 3. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $25,100. It 's two cars for the price of one! In fact. it one really valuable Cobra serial plate for half the price of an AC Bristol. Calling the compilation 126  #4569006635-1974 MERCEDES-BENZ 408 QUAD CAB van. S/N 3090561315644. Red/gray. Odo: 28,000 km. 14 photos. Hamburg, Germany. "Feuerwehr" livery with blue lights and a diamond plate ladder rack. The rear cab has three wooden, rear-facing, folddown jump seats. Appears to be in excellent condition, and the seller gives helpful export wheel and shift knob. 11 bids, sf 134, bf private. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,000. Bids opened at $1,000 with no reserve. That's another reason why this really feels like the true market price for this lauded and practical sport sedan. lfyou can get a good one, these are great usedcar values. #4573355684-I999 ISDEFtA C112 coupe. S/N W09112218PWJ02001. Silver/black. Odo: 3,000 miles. 5 photos. Zurich, Switzerland. info. 9 bids, sf 101, bf 29. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $6,233. Funny that this big box is pulled around by a 4-banger Therefore it will not likely "work off" its purchase price. Winning bidder was an American, so maybe we'll see it in a parade one day? Fair price. Sports Car Market

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Fresh Meat One-of-a-kind prototype. Claimed $8 million DM investment. However, a three-sentence description does not indicate sincerity in the seven-figure supercar arena. 1 (buy-it-now) bid, sf 13, bf 16. Cond: I. SOLD AT $4,800,000. Buyer's other recent purchases have mostly been "V7'EC Inside" decals and parts for a Fast-and-Furious-style Honda Civic. That's not to say that he/she didn't fly to Zurich with $4.8m, and drive away in this lsdera... #4573488222-2002 MERCEDES-BENZ S55 AMG sedan. S/NIWDBNG73J22A285374. Black/light gray. Odo: 73,500 miles. 19 photos. Apollo Beach, FL. Tinted windows. New tires. Vinyl landau roof. Opera window. TV with boomerang antenna. Wire hubcaps. The carpet is stained, and there is some rust. Might need an engine for that filthy engine bay. 4 bids, sf 228, bf 342. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,000. How far would McEnroe throw his racket if he salt that nobody had detailed this thing in the 20 years since he sold it? No tantrums required of the seller here, though, as this must be at least twice what a crusty, tacky Checker would be worth without the pedigree. #4574764918-2000 DODGE NEON ES sedan. S/N 1B3ES46C5YD590534. Silver/ gray cloth. 36 photos. Fairburn, GA. Show car for Hella lighting. Kicker amps with big woofers. Warped checkerboard graphics like on BMW touring cars. Body kit and huge rear wing. 17" TSW rims with fresh 40-series tires. Online sales of recent production cars. 2005 ASTON MARTIN DB9 Date sold: 9/8/05 Sale location: eBay Motors #4575385861 Details: 450-hp V12, alarm and grille upgrade, Linn 260W stereo, black veneer, 265 miles. Sale result: $151,900, 2 bids Seller's feedback: 119 Buyer's feedback: 20 MSRP: $170,000 Other current offering: Scottsdale FerrariMaserati, Scottsdale, AZ, www.scottsdalemaserati.com, asking $162,700 for a 750-mile car. Fully optioned with keyless entry, Parktronic, nay, heated and air-conditioned seats. MSRP was $110k. 5 years of warranty remain. 45 bids, sf 170, bf 9. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,600. /f a dealer inspection and a Carfax had no objections, paying $20k under retail for this masterpiece of a Mercedes was a really good move. AMERICAN #4556056402-1979  LINCOLN CONTINENTAL sedan. S/N 9Y82S713811. White/white vinyl/blue leather. Odo: 9,000 miles. 13 photos. St. Louis, MO. 9k original miles on the car. 6k on the new engine—the old was replaced due to lack of use. Original window sticker. Moonroof. CB radio. Car needs a detail. 19 bids, sf 0, bf 30. Cond: 2+. 2005 MERCEDES-BENZ CL65 AMG Borla exhaust. Sparco seats. Tach on the A-pillar. At least four extra driving lights. 20 bids, sf 123, bf private. Cond: I. SOLD AT $6,900. If you were in the market for a low-mileage Neon, you just got a whole lot of expensive accesories for five. Old people like me just think this is HELLA ugly, but you're probably OK with that. #4567095764-2003  MARAUDER sedan. MERCURY S/N SOLD AT $3,250. With a zero-rated seller you sometimes see deals. At a physical auction, this low-mileage car might have brought twice as much. That said, you are not going to see much appreciation here, in any sense of the word. With limited use you might keep pace with inflation, so you are probably better off just enjoying the "old school" feel or washing it and flipping it. #4573604669-1981  CHECKER MARATHON Al2E sedan. Black/gray leather. Odo: 30,000 miles. 11 photos. St. Louis, MO. Built for and used by John McEnroe. salvage dealer seller had talked to the former owner who crashed the car If that person didn't buy the hulk back you have to imagine he knows something you don't about the current value of the engine internals. Selling price is probably fair If you plan on accesorizing your Crown Vic, plan on a new 4.6L Cobra crate motor as well.* December 2005 2MEHM75V43X611481. Black/black leather. Odo: 35,439 miles. 14 photos. Lynchburg, VA. Rear-ended hard, with additional damage to the right front corner. $60k in receipts, including Kenny Brown supercharging and dyno work. Once ran an 11.99 second 1/4 mile. 29 bids, sf 72, bf I. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $7,201. The Date sold: 9/14/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4574191892 Details: Keyless go, voice - tion, lowering kit, 5,800 miles. Sale result: $135,500, 5 bids Seller's feedback: 73 Buyer's feedback: 7 MSRP: $185,000 Other current offering: Mercedes activated naviga- Benz of Chicago, Chicago, IL, www.mercedesbenzofchicago.com, $129,999 for a 8,950-mile car. 2005 PORSCHE BOXSTER S Date sold: 9/8/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4572975881 Details: Bose sound system, color crest seats, white gauge package, xenon lights, 2,948 miles. Sale result: $50,700, 26 bids Seller's feedback: 93 Buyer's feedback: Private sale MSRP: $60,295 Other current offering: Jenkins Auto Sales, Pompano Beach, FL, vvww.jenkinsautosales. corn. Asking $48,900 for a 5,306-mile car.• 127

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Price Guide English Cars T Cobra 260  Cobra 289  ALLARD 02 no  he values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition-significantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-6 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with owners, dealers and collectors. Condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below automatically a bargain.• Price Range 56  DB7 coupe Ace roadster  Aceca coupe  Ace Bristol roadster  53-63  54-63  56-63  62-65  63-65  65-67  67-73  226  319  466  655 inc.   $60,000  $35,000  570,000  $150,000  5160,000  (Deduct $10,000 for worm-and-sector steering.) Cobra 427  428 coupe  348  58'  428 convertible  68-73  51-52  52-54  082/4 Bertone Spyder  DB3S Team Car DB2/4 coupe  DB2/4 DHC  0B2/4 Mk III Notchback  0881 DB3S Customer Car 082/4 Mk 11 coupe  DB2/4 Mk III coupe  0B2/4 Mk III DHC  084 Series 1-19 coupe 084 Series V coupe  50-53  50-53  51-53  53-55  53-55  53-55  53-56  53-56  55-57  55-57  55-57  55-57  56-60  58-63  61-62  28*  119 83 302  102  10  $200,000  528500  $38500  $35,000 575,000 492  73 3 n/a 3 199 551 inc. inc. 5 925 185 DB4GT Zagato  DB5 coupe Vantage  DB5 DHC  085 Shooting Brake  D86 Volante short chassis  DB6 coupe  086 coupe Vantage  DB6 Shooting Brake  086 Volante (long chassis)  085 (6 ryl.)  086 Mk 11 coupe  086 Mk II Volonte  DES 98  AM Vantage  AM V8 52/3 Volonte Drophead  AM V8 S4 (cub.)  58-63  59-63  60-63  inc.  75 19   540,000  $60,000  5325,000  530,000  575,000  $275,000  540,000  555,000  575,000  545.000  580,000 545,000 3/03  590,000 12/03 (28 cars, all RHO, were fitted with Ford Zephyr 6-cylinder engine, Rudd alloy head and triple Webers. Add 25%) 5190,000 5210,000 5280,000 2/05 541,000 551,500 550,000 5120,000 ASTON MARTIN (For all Aston serial production cars through current deduct 25 59) for RHD in US only.) DB2 coupe  DB2 DHC DB3  565,000 2/95 580,000 5400,000 550,000  5100,000 52,500,000 53,000,000 51,200,000 52,000,000 565,000 $75,000 $115,000 565,000 53,000,000 54,500,000 580,000  5160,000  $600,000  5280,000 5800,000 $100,000 6/01 (S. 1V-V SS triple-carb engine add $5,000, 5.1 1 covered headlights add $5,000.) DB4 Drophead (1-9)  DB4GT  52,000,000 53,000,000 (Add up to 250/a for factory team race cars, e.g. IVEY and UK) DB5 coupe  63-65  63-65  64-65  64-65  65-66  65-69  65-69  65-69  66-69  67-72  69-70  69-70  70-72  72-73  74-79  79-82  886 inc. 123 12 37 1,321 inc. 6 140 857 240 38 399 70 1,259 350 299 Lagondo saloon  Volante Drophead  inc. 645 inc. 85-87  86-89  88-89  90-93  91-93  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o $135,000 5150,000 5210.000 5100,000 SI 95,000 $95,000 $100,000 595,000 5125,000 $25,000 5125,000 $195,000 530,000 535,000 $37,500 $35,080  (All Volante Dropheads had ' Oscar India' wood dashes.) 79-85  86-89  83-85  83-86  $50,000  ("Oscar India ' S4s can be identified by their wood dashes.) AM V8 S4 (injected)  (Injection became standard in late '86.) Lagonda saloon  Valente DHC (ml.)  Lagondo saloon  Virago coupe  Virago Volante  128  $55,000  520,000  $40 000  $18,500 $35,000 $27,000 $34,000 $80,000 5165,000 5175,000 $250,000 $125,000 5225,000 $140,000 5135,000 5125,000 5165,000 545,000 5135,000 $235,000 $45,000 $42,500 $47,500 $55,000  570,000 $70,000 $35,000 $63,000 S32,000 $65,000 545,000 $62,000 5120,000 9/04 5400,000 6/96 087 Volante AUSTIN/MORRIS Mini-Cooper  Mini-Cooper S  AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-4(881) 100-4 (BN2) 100S 100/M Le Mons (factory) 100/M (non-factory) 100-Six 8N4 (2+2) (1386 two-seat add $3,000.) 3000 Mk 1 (E1T7) 2+2  53-55 55-56 55 55-56 55-56 56-59 59-61  61-62  10,633 2,765 55 1,159 n/a 10,289 10,825 5,095  $28,000  530,000  $35,000 (All Mark Is are double carb. Add $4,000 for 2-seat 3000 Mk 1)887]. 2,825 built.) 3000 Mk II (BT7) 2+2  (All 3000 Mark II BT7s and BN7s [side-curtain cars] are triple carb. Add $5,000 for 2-seat Mk II [EI8-7], 355 built. 100-Six/3000 add $2,000 for factory 2-seat hardtop, $1,000 for 4-seat hardtop. Deduct $1,500 for disc wheels.) 3000 Mk 11 (837)  62-64  69-67 58-61 62-71 BJ8 Factory Rollye cars Phase II 69-67 Bugeye Sprite  S , rite  BENTLEY 3-Litre (saloon or bitso)  "Open, matching #'s /  original 3-Litre Speed Model (bitsa)  Matching #'s / original  Big Six (bitsa)  4/97 5/05 3/99 *Matching #'s / original  4 1/2-Litre (bitso)  * Matching #'s / original Speed Six (bitsa)  *Matching #'s / original 4 1/2-Litre S'charged  8 Litre  4 Litre  3 1/2-Litre saloon  7/04 'Rare/attractive/open  41/4-Litre saloon  'Rare/attractive/open  12/99 (38-39 MR/MX series, add 15%.) Mark VI saloon  Mork VI coupe  Mark VI Drophead  R-type saloon  R Continental/Fastback/HIM  Si saloon  (AM 08 52/3 Pre-Oscar India V8s have leather dashes. Production for 53 Vantages was 43.) 3/01 Si Continental/Fastback/HJM  46-52  47-52  47-52  52-55  52-55  55-59  55-58  55-58  55-59 55-59  58-59  59-62   53 saloon (LHD) S3 Continental Slanted Headlights S3 DHC Slanted Headlights S3 Cont. Flying Spur Sedan Ti (6.25 Liter)  23-29  26-30  27-31  28-30  30-31  30-31  31  33-36  36-39  inc. inc. 545 inc. 669 inc. 50 100 50 1,177 inc. 1,234 inc. 5,201 inc. inc. 2,320 208 3,107 431 inc. int inc. inc. 388 5100,000 $130,000 5220,000 $300,000 5160,000 $250,000 $400,000 5450,000 5500,000 $275,000 5100,000 522,500 575,000 $35,000 512,000 $30,000 550,000 S17,500 $180,000 517,500 585,000 (Left-drive cars will likely bring a 25% premium in the US.) Si Continental (PW) Si Continental DHC/LHD Si Continental DHC/RHD Si Continental Flying Spur S1 Continental (M/PW) S2 Continental DHC 52 saloon 59-62 59-62 62-65 62-66   1,922 1,318 312 62-66  63-66  65-76  inc. inc. n/a $52,500 5250,000 $125,000 $55,000 $33,000 $55,000 $28,000 $28,000 535,000 $70,000 565,000 510,(810 5145,000 $195,000 5440,000 $500,000 5260,000 5350,000 5450,000 5900,000 5850,000 5550,000 5160,000 $40,000 $150,000 $60,000 520,000 545,000 580,000 535,000 S300,000 535,000 $175,000 590,000 S300,000 S150,000 $95,000 $50,000 $95,000 540,000 535,000 565,000 5120,000 $125,000 $22,000 6/03 21-29  1,634 inc. $70,000 $90,000   6,113 (The 1317 featured the first roll-up windows.) 3000 MK 111 )868)  17,703 7 48,999 80,363 $28,000  535,000 5100,000 $12,000 55 000 540,000 560,000 St 25,000 $20,000 57 000 $110,000 5170,000 9/03 7/00 4/98 1/98 537,500 11/00 $25,000 $30,000 $130,000 $50,000 $35,000 535,000 550,000 $160,000 565,000 $55,000 4/02 7/05 7/05 2/99 97-03  97-03  n/a n/a 62-64 30,000' 64-66  13,922 50,  $10,000  $15,000  Model ears and non-S roduction numbers for US models on Ti MPW coupe 1 5,50 $415,000 522,500 Ti MPW convertible convertible T2 Corniche coupe Conrniche convertible Mulsonne Sedan Mulsonne Turbo Continental convertible Continental convertible Continental convertible Turbo R Turbo R Continental coupe Sedan 8 Mulsonne S sedan Turbo R LWB Continental R Brooklands Brooklands LWB Azure convertible Continental T Ann DAIMLER 520,000  FRAZER NASH Le Mans Re icr GORDON-KEEBLE GRIFFITH Series 40 JAGUAR SS I coupe SS II coupe 5S90 1/04 9/97 SS 100 2 1/2 Litre SS 100 3 1/2 Litre SS Jaguar saloon SS Jaguar OH( Mk IV saloon Mk IV DHC Mark V saloon Mark V 1111C )0( 120 roadster (alloy) OK 120 roadster OK 120 coupe 80 120 DHC  2/01 4/05 OK 140 Drophead  06 140 coupe  X8 150 DHC 3.4  81( 150 FHC 3.4  2/94 (Add $5,000 for 3.81 engine.) UK 1505 3.4 roadster  OK 1505 3.4 DHC  OK 1505 3.4 Hi(  Mark VII saloon  Mark VIII saloon Mark IX saloon Mark X/4206 MK II saloon 2.4 MK II saloon 3.4 580,000  $15,000  $26,000  31-36  31-34  35-36  36-40  38-40 35-40  38-40  45-49  47-49  49-51  49-51  49-50  50-54  51-54  53-54   54-57  54-57  54-57  58-61 58-61 58-61 n/a n/a n/o 190 118 n/o n/a n/o n/a n/o n/a 240 7,391 2,678 1,769 3,347 2,740 2,797   $30,000 $332,500 $100,000 $130,000 $180,000 518,000 540,000 522,000 $45,000 $15,000 $40,000 $130,000 $50,000 $30,000 $4 45,000  (SE option: dual exhausts, spoke wheels, cams, etc. add $5,000.) 88140 roadster   1,339 2,489 4,101  59-61 59-61 59-61 51-56  57-58  59-69  62-64  56-59  60-66  1,466  inc.  inc.    550,000  $445,000  $35,000  540,000  $40,000  $30,000  528,000 $115,000 525,000 $37,000 540,000 $42,500 5150,1X10 $175,000 5230,000 525,000 547,000 $30,000 565,000 520,000 555,000 $185,000 575,000 547,500 $65,000 575,000 $70,000 545,000  (MC option: (-type head, cams, suspension, spoke wheels add $5,000.) 06 150 roadster 3.4  $60,000 560,000 S40 000  565,000  $55,000  $40,000  83,000 inc. 1.4 $12,500 512,000 $16,000 58,000 $8500 $15,000 590,000 $75,000 $55,000  (Add $10,000 for 3.8L 1505 FHC & DHC. Add $25,000 for 3.81 1505 roadster.) n/a n/a n/a n/o $16,000 $15,500 $22,000 511,500 $12,000 518,000 Sports Car Market 66-70  66-70  70-76  77-80  77-80  77-84  81-84  81-84  85-89  90-92  93-95  88-91  92-95  85-87  85-91  85-92  92-95  93-95  93-95  93-96  95-03  47-02  00-04  a n/a n/o n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a n/o n/o n/a n/a $16,000 $40,000 $30,000 $18,000 $25,000 $38,000 $20,000 $22,000 $45,000 $55,000 $90.000 $24,000 $35,000 $33,000 $20,000 $22,000 540,000 $75,000 $35,000 $45,000 $90,000 $110,000 530,000 $60,000 545,000 $28,000 $37,000 $55,000 $30,000 $32,000 570,000 5100,000 5120,000 538,000 $75,000 552,000 $34,000 536,000 565,000 5110,000 555,000 $65,000 5170,000 $160,000 11/94 10/00 6/05 1/97 10/05 11/03 4/95 3/02 8/96

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            A  ME 11 saloon 3.8  60-67  50-53  53-55  56-57  inc. 2.4 54 77 18    Price Range CO $25,000  $775,000  $40,000 (Deduct $2,000 for disc wheels, $2,000 for automatic, $1,500 for no overdrive.) OK C-type  OK ID-type  80-55  $975,000 $900,000 51,300,000 $900,000 $1,200,000 (Price ranges for OK C, D and SS Jaguars are determined by provenance, completeness and originality. A car with all of its original parts and no stories will bring three to four times what a "bits," that has only a few authentic arts will. XKE Factory Lightweight XICE convertible 3.8 flat floor XKE coupe 3.8 flat floor XKE convertible 3.8 XKE coupe 3.8 HE convertible 4.2 (SI) XKE coupe 4.2 (SI) XKE coupe 2+2 61-62 61-62 61-62 62-64 61-64 64-67 64-67 66-67 68-71  68-71  68-71  16 7,827 7,669 inc. inc. 9,548 7,770 4,220 (Deduct $3,000 for automatic transmission.) XKE convertible 4.2 (SII)  XKE coupe 4.2 (SII)  XKE coupe 2+2 (SII)  71-74  71-74  91-93  OK8 convertible  XKR coupe  XKR convertible  JENSEN Interceptor FF coupe  Interceptor II/111 FHC  Interceptor III DHC  97-04  97-04  97-04  97,04  8,627 4,855 5,326 7,990  7,297  X.1 220  300  n/o  n/a  n/a  n a  51,000,000 $1,300,000 $50,000  535,000  $45,000  $30,000  $45,000  $27,000  $15,000  $75,000 $50,000 $65,000  $38,000 $65,000 540,000 $22,000 $40,000  $20,000  514,000  (Add $1,000 for a/c. Deduct $3,000 for automatic transmission XKE convertible 912 (5111)  XKE coupe 912 (SIII)  538,000  $20,000  $140,000  $19,500 $22,000 $35,000 $38,000 $55,000 $30,000 $20,000 $55,000  $30,000  $180,000  $65,000 570,000 $80,000 $85,000 6,387 3/03 3/03 6/04 2/03 2/04 (5111 deduct $3,000 for automatic, $2,000 for dies wheels, $1,000 for no A/C. Add $3,000 for factory hardtop.) 9/01 (Due to changes in US DOT laws, X.1 220s can now be brou ht into the US XK8 coupe  Esprit S2  E. Turbo/Carbs (Giugiaro)  E. Turbo  E. Turboffni. (Giugiaro)  E. Turbo (new style, 220 bhp)  E. Turbo (SE gearbox, 230  bhp) E. Turbo SE (intercooled,  264 bhp) E. Turbo S4 (282 bhp)  E. Turbo S4S 300 bh  9/05 NA Magnette roadster  PA Midget roadster  PB Midget roadster  NB Mognene roadster  SA Drophead coupe  TA Drophead coupe  VA Drophead coupe  WA Drophead coupe  TB roadster  MG TC MG TO   MG TF 1250 MG TF 1500   MGA Twin Cam roadster  MGA Twin Cam coupe  MGA roadster 1600 MGA coupe 1600 MGA roadster 1500 MGA coupe 1500     67-71 66-76 74-76 (Add $1,500 for 440-c.i. Engine.) JENSEN-HEALEY $5,000  $4,500  LAGONDA M45 saloon  M45 Tourer  LG6 DHC  012 Rapide roadster  012 Touring  2.6-Liter DHC 3.0-Liter DHC LG6 Tourer    Seven SI  Seven 52 Seven S3 Seven 54 LOTUS Six     Caterham 7  Lotus XI (51 8 S2)  Elite 5182 (Climax cog)  Elan SI convertible Elan S2 convertible Elan $3 convertible Elan 53 coupe Elan Plus 2 Elan S4 convertible Elan S4 coupe Europa 51 Europa 52 Europa TC/Special S2) 34-35 34-35 36-40  36-40  38-40  38-40  48-53  53-58    53-58 57-60 60-68 68-70 70-73 74-82  56-60  58-63       62-64 64-66 65-68 66-68 70 inc. n/a n/o n/o n/a n/a n/a 110 242 1,350 350 625 n/a 270  1,076  9,053 SI inc.S1 inc. ch. 67-74 4,798 68-74 68-74 inc. inc. 97 55 in c. 51 inc. ch. 67-68 8,969 69-72 72-74 65-66 68-70 $80,000 582,000 560,000 $55,000 $160,000 $65,000 $21,500 $22,500 $30,000 521,000 $22,000 515,000 S11,000 S12,000 S50,000 528,000  518,500 521,500 $15,500 $14,000 $9,000 $11,500 $9,500 $3,500 54,000 512,000 595,000 $60,000 Eclat Si Sprint Esprit 51 December 2005 $13,000 56,500 56.000 $7,000 56,000 $8,000 $7,500 Mum $110,000 $90,000 $75,000 $200,000 $90,000 531,500 $32,500 $40,000 $27,000 $28,000 $20,000 $14,500 $18,000 575,000 $35,000 $25,500 S26,500 $20,500 $19,000 $12,500 $16,500 $15,000 $7,000 S7,500 $16,000 (217 TC/Specials were numbered, the rest were dmaled and suckered.) Elan 260 (Si Europa 47 Cortina Mk! Cortina Mk2 Elite 51 62-66 67-70 74-80 75-80 78-80 2,894 4,032 2,225 1,302 718 $120,000 585,000 $20,000 $10,000 $9,000 510,000 $10,000 9/01 9/01 $13,500 $9,000 $17,000 $19,500 $15,000 $23,000 MGA DeLuxe roadster  MGA 1600 Mk11 roadster  MGA 1600 Mk11 coupe  MGA NEff Deluxe roadster  MGB Convertible Mk I  MOB (chrome bumper.)  MOB (rubber bumper.)  MGB-GT  MGB-GT  MGB-GT V8  HOC convertible  MGC-GT  Midget  Midget  Midget  Mid,et  89-93  94-95  95  34-36  34-35 34-36  35-36 36-39  36-39  37-39 38-39  39-40  45-49       1,608 385 64 n/a 1,900 n/a 98 n/a n/a 576 n/a n/a 10,000 49-53 29,664 53-54 55 55-59  58-60   6,200 3,400 58,750 55-59 inc. rdstr. 2,111 58-60 inc. rdstr. 59-61 31,501 59-61 inc. rdstr. 60-61 61-62 61-62  61-62    82 8,719 rdstr. 313 62-67 387,675 68-74  75-80  inc. inc. 65-67 125,597 68-74  73-76  67-69  67-69  inc. 2,591 4,552 4,457 (Deduct $1,000 for automatic transmission.) 61-64  64-66  66-74  16,080 22,601 99,896 ('67 model is highest valued at up 10 51,000 more 74-79  73 899 Hat radiator models  Plus 4 (Triumph eng.)  4/4 (Ford powered)  9/94 9/98 (This number represents 'complete body units finished or not. Actual production number runs from 1,029 to 1,076.) 4/04 6/00 7/03 SS  45-53  54-68  54-90  60-69  750' 3,390 n/a (Prices are for 4-seat models. 2-seat and DHC add $4,000. SS add $4,000.) $65,000  102 Plus 8  (Factory built only, matching numbers.) 68-90  P1 closed / formal  'Rare/open coachwork P11 Cont. saloon  'Rare/open coachwork  Phantom III, closed/formal  'Rare/open coachwork  20 saloon  'Other coachwork  20/25 saloon  'Other coachwork  25/30 saloon  12/96 'Other coachwork  Wraith  Silver Wraith  Silver Wraith "5'   29-35  31-35 36-39  22-29  29-36  36-38  38-39  46-55  56-59  49-55  int. 710 int. 2,940 inc. 3,827 inc. 1,201 inc. 491 1,783 inc. (Includes 4.9L engine and power steering.) Silver Dawn saloon  760 2,500 1,767 int. $30,000 S100,000 $35,000 $175,000 535,000 $100,000 520,000 $40,000 517,000 $35,000 520,000 S40,000 $25,000 $25,000 50,000 $30,000  $70,000 5200,000 $125,000 S375,000 $80,000 5180,000 $40,000 $70,000 $35,000 $85,000 $40,000 590,000 $75,000 555,000 80,000 550,000 $85,000 5/04  $15,000 $24,000 $25,000 $35,000  $26,000  530,000  530,000  $30,000  521,000  $20,000  $25,000  516,500  $22,000  $17,000  $19,000  520,000  517,000  $16,000  $25,000  $20,000  $18,000  $15,000  $22,000  $18,000  $15,000  $22,000  $12,000  $10,000  $30,000 $35,000 $37,500 $4 45,000 $35,000 542,000 $440,000 $45,000 $32,000 $27,000 $37,500 $29,000 $28,000 $25,000 525,000 527,000 $27,000 $22,000 $35,000 $25,080 $25,000 $18,000 $30,000 $24,000 $18,000 $30,000 $17,000 $15,000  st  78-80  80-82  83-85  85-87  88  89  a 1,045 378 1,023 506 495 121 $10,500 58,500 $12,500 $13,000 $16,000 515,000 $14,500 $12,000 $19,000 $19,000 $21,500 $23,000 Silver Cloud I saloon Silver Cloud II saloon Silver Cloud 11 DHC Phantom V Silver Cloud III saloon SEth HJM DHC (LCD) Price Range aS 55-59 59-62 60-62 60-67 62-65 62-65 2,359 2,716 Mc. 832 2,297 •50 Silver Shadow saloon  Sir ,/ Shadow MPW coupe  Sib, Shadow MPW DHC  Corniche SI coupe Corniche 51 convertible Camargue Cornithe S2 coupe Corniche S2 convertible Silver Shadow II Silver Wraith II 66-76  67-70  67-70  71-76 71-76 75-86 77-81 71-76 77-80 (Production number includes Bentley T2.) 77-80 Comae convertible Silver Spirit Silver Spur Corniche II convertible Corniche III convertible Silver Spirit II Silver Spur II Comiche IV convertible Silver Spur III Silver Dawn Flying Spur Phantom 2/99 (MGA/B deduct $2,000 for disc wheels except Twin Cam/DeLuxe. B add $1,000 for factory hardtop, $500 for overdrive.) $6,500 S5,500 $7,000 59,000 $8,000 S4,000 $4,000 54,000    $9,500 $8,500 $10,000 $15,000 $13,000 $6,500 $6,500 $6,500 5/03  9/02  Alpine roadster (early style) Alpine roadster Tiger Mk I/1A (260 ci) er Mk II 289oi TRIUMPH 1800/2000 roadster  TR2 Long door  183 Short door  TR3 (small mouth)  TR3A (large mouth)  TR3B  TR4  TR4A  10350  TR6 (small bumpers)  TR6 (rubber bumpers)  TR7  TR7 convertible  TR8 coupe  TR8 convertible  Stag  Spitfire Mk I/11  Spitfire Mk III  Spitfire Mk IV  Spitfire 1500  016 coupe (Mk I)  0T6+ coupe (Mk II) GT6 cou e Mk III Griffith  Tuscan  2500 coupe 2500M coupe %mar 78-85 81-89 81-90 86-89 90-91 91-92 91-93 92-95 94-98 95-97 95 04-05 53-55 60-67 64-67 67 46-49  53-54  54-55  55-57  57-61  62-63  61-64  3,000 69,251 6,498 571 4,501 8,628 int. 13,378 58,236 3,331 40,253  64-68 28,465 68  69-74  75-76  76-81  79-80  80-81  80-81  71-73  62-67  68-70  70-74  75-80  67-68  69-70  63-66  67-71  8,484 94,619  inc.  112,368 inc. 2,497 inc. n/a  82,982 65,320 70,021 95,829 15,818 12,066 300 n/a (Add $2,000 for 27I-hp V8 for both Griffith and Tuscan models.) 71-73  Taimar roadster Tasmin 280i 72-77  76-79  78-79  83  84-87  n/a n/a 395 258 No n/a $7,000 $6,500 $6,500 $10,000 $6,500 $7,000 $10,500 $10,000 $10,000 $15,000 $10,000 $10,500 129 16,717 571 505    (Rebadged as Corniches in 1971, w/6.75L engine.) 780 1,233 514 310 1,595 8,425 2,145 $22,500 S32,000 $25,000 525,000 $36,000 $15,000 $16,000 525,000 $14,000 $15,000 $45,000 565,000 $28,000 533,000 $85,000 $40,000 545,000  $60,000  59,000 57,500 $17,000 520,000 $14,000  $23,000 $20,000 520,000 518,000 $20,000 $15,000 S16,000 $17.500 $12,000 510,000 $4,000 $4,000 55,000 57,500 $7,000 $5,500 $5,500 54,500 $4,500 $5,500 55,500  55,000  527,500 $40,000 544,000 $33,000 $45,000 $24,000 $24,000 $45,000 $25,000 $27,000 $70,000 $90,000 $45,000 S50,000 $120,000 $60,000 560,000 $75,000 MSRP 5324,000 $13,000 S10,000 525,000 $28,000 $19,000 (TR2/3 deduct $2,000 for disc wheels, add $750 for overdrive, odd $1,000 for factory hardtop.) $30,000 $27,000 527,000 526,000 $27,000 $20,000 $21,500 (Add $500 for IRS, $1,000 for surrey top [TR41T0250], add $750 for overdrive, deduct $1,000 for disc wheels.) S22 000 $18,000 515,000 $6,000 56,000 58,000 $11,000 S10,500 $8,000 $7,500 $7,000 $7,000 $7,500 57,500 57,000 3/99 11/05 12/00 12/04 7/01 11/98 12/02 Price Range av $18,000  - $38,000 S20,000 $100000 $42,000 $30,000 $40,000 $125,000 $70,000 $50,000 (Deduct $100k for ROD or non-factory conversions. Factory-built DHCs are properly termed 'adaptations.") $15,000  $20,000  $24,000  $25,000 $28,000 536,000 5/00 5/96 4/03

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Motobilia 1 Carl Bomstead _ Junk or Jewels? The promotional piece is as collectible as a real Prowler, but in case you haven't noticed, Prowler prices are falling faster than Enron stock did a few years ago Nalfa:ALI TUTTE LE VETTc7Us rRoeii?oo t11,1Elt O GO TO THE BACK OF THE PACK I was in Cle Elum, WA, a couple of weeks ago at the Kasey Kahne celebration (he's a native son who is NASCAR's rookie of the year). At a local antique shop, I came across this transport truck with its original box. Price was $195 firm, no dickering, and I bought it. It was only after I got home that I figured out it was missing the toy cars that came with it, as well as the loading ramp. The box is in decent shape, with some masking tape holding it together. The truck is in "played with" condition, with scratches and a few small dents. How did I do?—Bill Frazer, Issaquah, WA Unfortunately there are a couple of problems with your purchase. First, you paid the asking price, which violates the cardinal rule ofjunking. Dealers always have a 10% haggle factor, but in this case they must have figured you NASCAR guys would not care about a couple of bucks here or there. Second, the truck is missing important pieces and parts. 1 doubt ff you will have any luck finding them in another antique store; so what you have is an 130 incomplete, playedwith toy with a decent box, worth about $50 on the best day of its life. Maybe you should have settled for Kasey's autograph and bought one of his T-shirts. 0 I'D GIVE $5 FOR A PROWLER A friend is trying to sell me this toy Prowler. On its base is inscribed "The Lodge at Pebble Beach, August 17, 1996." It is in very good condition, but there is no box. He claims it is as collectible as the real Prowlers are. How much should I offer him?—Mike LaTour, Marina Del Rey, CA Your 'friend" is absolutely correct. The promotional piece is as collectible as a real Prowler; but in case you have not noticed, Prowler prices are falling faster than Enron stock did a few years ago. Offer five bucks and if he lets it go for that—which he should—you can take f off the base and let the kids play with it in the backyard. Good luck o BORED AND STROKED I bought this piston at a local swap meet. The seller said it was from his Ferrari 330 GTC. I paid $25 for it, and figure that's about the cheapest way on the planet to become a Ferrari owner. What's it worth?—Walter Pivey, Washington, DC Flea market and swap meet vendors are always (well, almost always) truthful, so lam sure you have a real piece of Ferrari lore. I would suggest turning it over and using it as a pencil holder on your desk. When a co-worker asks about it, tell him the story and he will quickly depart and you will not be bothered again. As far as price: If you think 25 bucks for a pencil holder is okay, then you did just fine. Just be aware that when various Ferrari repair shops around the world read this, you may be inundated with COD packages containing used Ferrari (or maybe-Ferrari) pistons. 0 FUSI BOOK My local bookstore just came up with this copy of Alfa Romeo, All Cars From 1910. It's in worn A condition, with a faded cover, but has all the pages. They are asking $150. I've got a couple of Alfas, and thought it might be a good addition to my library. What's your opinion?—Robert Fielding, Butte, MT You are indeed a brave man, owning two Alfas and living in Butte, Montana. Jam a firm believer that a car guy cannot own too many books. I checked with automotive-book guru Logan Gray (Vintage Motorbooks, 503.292.7747). He explained that this is the ultimate bible for Alfa guys, chock full of chassis and engine numbers, and that it has long been out of print. "If I had one in that condition, I'd ask $200 for it," said Gray. So go for it.• Send your questions to: motobilia@sportscarmarket.com . Digital photos, the larger the better, must accompany your queries. Due to the volume of mail we receive, not all questions can be answered. CARL BOMSTEAD is a decades-long automobilia expert who lives in the Pacific Northwest. Sports Car Market

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Bike Buys Paul Duchene BMW K1 Its 22-foot turning circle is about as bad as a 1970s Ducati 900SS, and makes the bike a bear at low speed by Paul Duchene o understand what a huge ideological breakthrough the new BMW K1200s sportbike represents for BMW, with its cross-frame four-cylinder and Hossack-style front suspension, it's instructive to look back at their last superbike—the over-the-top K1 of 1988. In 1988, while BMW was riding the success of the K-series "flying brick" introduced in 1985, designer Manfred Herweg concluded there was a vacant niche at the top of the heap for a K-powered superbike. The in-line DOHC four (which looks like a BMW 2002 engine on its side) seemed like a natural for a sportbike. The four-valve engine was limited to 100 hp due to German government regulations, but aftermarket tweaks can add nearly half as much again and push top speed from 150 mph to over 170. Racing versions nudge 200 mph. Weight (as usual with BMW) was deemed a secondary issue, but 486 pounds is acceptable for a sport-tourer. The K1 was a landmark design for BMW in several areas: first Paralever rear suspension; first four-valve head; first four-piston floating brake rotors; first with radial tires; first Bosch Motronic injection with oxygen sensor; and first to offer 100 hp. T Be assured, a K I will draw stares wherever it appears—especially in its "clown bike" colors of red and yellow. All you need is a red rubber nose. But if you're looking for an attractive sportbike with excellent high-speed handling, ABS, and heated grips, keep reading. And don't worry about the color—later versions came in blue or black with silver accents. The KI's shape remains eye-catching today, leaning toward Ducati Paso and Bimota thinking, where access is sacrificed for streamlining. In fact, the drag coefficient of the K1 is .34, remarkably good for a bike, and attained after numerous wind tunnel sessions. The most noticeable styling element is the upside-down coal scuttle of a front fender, which deflects air around the fairing. It contributes to high-speed stability but also results in a 22-foot turning circle, about as bad as a 1970s Ducati 900SS, and makes the bike a bear at low speed. "I don't think there's any that haven't fallen over," chuckles 30-year BMW mechanic (and one-time Ferrari wrench) Steve Prokop of Dundee, OR. Owners rave about high-speed handling, which was developed through testing at the Nurburgring (a backyard track for German manufacturers). Claims of successful ABS braking in mid-corner are made by the survivors of such a risky enterprise. By the way, the knee rests are designed to absorb energy in a crash and launch the rider upwards. Perfect K1 owner: Owns a BMW 850i and thinks it's a sports car Rating (***** is best): Fun to ride: **** Ease of maintenance: **** Appreciation potential: *** Attention getter: ***** (especially in red) Years produced: 1988-93 Number produced: 6,918 Original list price: $12,990 in 1990 SCM Valuation: $5,000-$8,500 Tune-up/major service: $450 Engine: 987-cc, horizontal, watercooled, four-cylinder Transmission: 5-speed Weight: 486 lbs Engine number: Vertically on right side of engine where bell housing joins motor Frame number: Stomped in right downtube where it joins transmission Colors: Red/yellow; Blue/yellow; Blue/silver; Black/silver. 132  While non-BMW riders may find the bar switches bewildering, they make good ergonomic sense, once you get past honking the horn when you meant to cancel your turn signal. Also get ready for a hot left foot in traffic, as the exhaust exits next to it. "There was an update kit to divert heat away from the rider, all these goofy plastic panels covered with Mylar aluminum, but nobody could ever figure out where they went," says Prokop. So why didn't the K1 sell better? Total output was only 6,918 bikes in five years (some say 6,921) and K 1 s only came to the U.S. from 1990-93, with around 600 being sold here. The sales answer is twofold. For the BMW faithful, the appearance was shocking, the equivalent of seeing your maiden aunt in a merry-widow bustier. Other potential customers were probably put off by the price. The Kl started at $12,990 (when a Kawasaki Concours was $6,800), reaching $14,290 by 1993. And there were practical handicaps for long-distance travelers, which is what many BMW riders tend to be. The K1 has two small compartments in the tail, but they preclude the easy fitting of saddlebags, which weren't even available until 1992. The passenger seat cap can be removed and a tailbox fitted, but then you're riding alone. Prokop thinks the ergonomics were also an issue. "The footpegs are high, the seat is low, the bars are wide and far forward. It's like riding a bronc, but it's fast," he says. Moto Guzzi riders will find this description familiar. The bikes are relatively fault-free mechanically, but check for body damage. Prokop warns that driveshafts can be blown out by people hot rodding, doing "wheelies and such." He also cautions that the one-piece exhaust is prone to cracking where the header pipes turn into the collector, and the Marzocchi telescopic front forks often have leaking seals and broken bushings. Speedometers occasionally quit—a common K-bike problem—and a battery tender is essential, as the clock and alarm system draw current continuously. K 1 s can be found worldwide, but be warned, those in Europe will likely have been run hard—maybe over 50,000 miles—while those in the U.S. are liable to be garage queens. Each comes with its own problems: Make sure a wellused bike is current on maintenance, and be aware that a princess woken from a 100-year sleep can pull a lot of muscles when she starts to dance. Expect to pay from $5,000 for a 30,000-mile decent runner to $9,000 for one with under 5,000 miles. Given the Kl's significant initial cost, many are still found with their original owners, who want to bond with you before the sale to make sure you'll give it a good home. For instance, there's a current advertisement on a BMW owners' Web site from a Canadian who notes he will not ship his bike and will only do a face-to-face transfer. "Scotch may be involved," he says.• PAUL DUCHENE is a 45-year motorcycle rider and collector, and has the scars to prove it. Luckily, chicks dig scars. Sports Cot Market

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Mystery Photo Answers _ Determined to beat her fear of flying, Margaret starts her first day at the Pee-wee Herman Air Travel Clinic. —Carter Smith, Spokane, WA UP: Isetta Airlines is just one of many startup niche carriers attempting to survive in a market where a barrel of crude costs over $60.—Bob Peterson, Brooks, GA BMW supplies the Luftwaffe with the "Ultimate Flying Machine."—Jason Brems, Traverse City, MI RUNNER - BMW's failed attempt at the AeroCoupe.—Rob Bennett, Traverse City, MI Today's Airbus Industries sales team still can't figure out why their first airplane, the Aerohuitre 100, was a commercial failure.—Gary W. Bartlett, Muncie, IN "I'll bet if we put a couple of Viagra pills in the gas tank, those little wings would grow, and we'd get this little baby flying!"—Mike McClelland, Seneca, SC Chris Bangle's retro design study for BMW's re-entry into the small-car market segment.—Reinhard Kreutzer, Kingsport, TN Coming back from another vacation, and after months of hard work by his Energy Czar, the President was happy to unveil America's answer to high gasoline prices and our reliance on oil from those foreigners.—Dave Bracker, Oakland, CA As Jesse James recently proved on The Discovery Channel, with enough horsepower you INTERNET SCAMMER: Jimbo called back! Just add water and it will grow to be a Jumbo!—E. Landa, Rancho Santa Fe, CA Gary Geek thought this would be the perfect car to use in the Colorado Grand, with its high altitudes. Mercifully, his entry was rejected.—David Libby, West Des Moines, IA Billy proudly invited all his high-school tuner friends to come see the "BMW with a full aero package" that his mom was having delivered for his birthday gift.—Ron Johnston, Leesburg, VA can make a rock fly.—Scott Rainey, Portland, OR "Your other seasonings are on the right side."—Stephen Miller, Muncie, IN Make sure your skirt doesn't get caught in the nibberband.—Frank Gump, Summit, NJ Spy shot of upcoming Mini Cooper Ml, code name: Flying Ewok.—John Fontaine, Westport, CT "Clear!"—Bruce Perrone, Pittsburgh, PA Although Claus's concept didn't have enough oomph to actually propel the entire car, it was a nifty—albeit somewhat over-designed—automatic car door opener. Also, it was highly effective at making pedestrians move aside when cruising down the sidewalk.—Bill Mihalic, Rochester, MI "Mr. Blue, I knew Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and you, sir, are no Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."—Eric Gustafson, Long Beach, CA Carter Smith will receive a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1:18 scale model courtesy of Dave Kinney 's USAppraisal for his clever cure for aviophobia.—ED• This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: November 25, 2005 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative, or provocative response and receive a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1/18-scale collector car model, courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; e-mail: mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo! If we use it, you'll get an official "SCM Fright Pig Inspector" cap. E-mail photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 134  Sports Car Market

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Comments With Your Renewal Include values for VW buses. Even though not "sports cars," they are very collectible and much more available than Fiat Jolly beach cars (also not sports cars).—Greg Davis, Westline, PA SCM Price Guide should include VWs.—Gordon Elkas, Merced, CA One spectacular sale, and suddenly VWs are the flavor of the month.—ED. Please take my subscription out of the toaster and let me renew! Great magazine and great for the collector car hobby—Scott Keeney, Irvine, CA Price/auction analysis of more up-todate cars like 2000-2004 Ferrari Modena 360.—Jayson Pahlmeyer, Napa, CA Forget the high custom (okay, some good street rods) or -funny" cars; who cares?— George Arthur, Stillwater, MN Your magazine is like my classic car: It just keeps getting better and better.— Robert P Hudson, Lakeland, FL More  vintage-car  profiles.  I know you do many, but I need more. —Christopher Guido, Far Hills, NJ Change the name to Specialty Car Market and add more coverage of automobil ia.—Douglas Wolford, Falls Church, VA Add an "American Parade Car" profile of the '58-'62 T-bird convertible, '59'64 Caddy convertible, and '605 Lincoln Continental convertible. Please lowball all valuations and keep the market down until my ship comes in.. shouldn't be long now...dammit, where's my ship? —William Mihalic, Rochester, MI I'm sure there's no better way to learn about analyzing a car than attending one of your seminars (which I hope to do one day), but how about adding occasional articles on how to measure the quality and accuracy of a car? —Francesco Rossi, Newburgh, NY Thanks for keeping the essence of what distinguishes you from all other automotive publications— Ted Ricci, Medina, OH Great magazine. I really enjoyed the Insider's Seminar in Monterey—Brent Cortez, Dallas, TX Your magazine is a great read. I look forward to it every month. I enjoy the touches of sarcasm for those who take themselves too seriously.—Mark Szymanski, Medina, OH Great magazine, but your '70-'71 Barracuda convertible prices are a bit low in the Pocket Price Guide.—Peter Robinson, Victoria, BC Peter, we are updating all of our prices for the 2006 edition of the SCM Price Guide, which will be available in January—ED. Why not a write-up about 355 Ferrari Challenge Cars? The 1995 is street-legal, and about 15 were factory-prepared racers. I am writing this as hurricane Katrina hits!—Steven Bujenovic, Baton Rouge, LA Steven, I hope you and your family weathered the storm in safety. Our compassion and wishes for a quick recovery go out to all the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.—ED. Love the magazine, but please get back to "sports cars," not antiques, not behemoths, and not customs. Everything else in the magazine is great.—Ward Witkowski, Marietta, CA Should gray-market cars have two values, Europe/Asia vs. U.S.-compliant cars? (959 Porsche, XK 220, etc.)— Richard Kepner, Tucson, AZ Richard, we generally reference this issue in each specific auction report. And thank you all for your thoughoitl comments and renewals.—ED.• Silver Auctions ... selling collector cars at auction since 1979! CALENDAR OF EVENTS SPOKANE, WASHINGTON NOVEMBER 5, 2005 Spokane Convention Center 100 cars *ARIZONA IN THE FALL NOVEMBER 12-13, 2005 Fort McDowell Arizona Auction at the Casino 200 cars **ARIZONA IN JANUARY JANUARY 21,22, 23 2006 Fort McDowell Arizona Auction at the Casino 500 cars RENO 2006 Let our Expertise, our Honesty & ENTRY FEE DISCOUNT DAY 20% off Entry Fees Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006 our Comfortable event atmosphere work for you. TO BUY OR SELL CALL SILVER AUCTIONS AT 1-800-255-4485 www.SilverAuctions.com December 2005 135

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just 544/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just S15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit sportscarmarket.com/classifieds-post.php to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@spottscarmarket.com . We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. 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  1936 Jaguar SS Tourer 1955 Jaguar XI( 140 MC OTS 39,000 unrestored original miles ; 96+ JCNA preservation class points ; Sherwood green with green hides ; matching numbers. Complete and comprehensive records documenting history from day one. $159,000. World's largest Jaguar Web site, www .docsjags.com. 480.951.0777 (AZ) 1960 Jaguar 3.8 Liter S RHD Rare late-model car with 2 1/2-liter OHV engine and rod actuated brakes. Beautiful crisp restoration. P100s, Fog Master spotlight, complete tool set. www.fantasyjunction.com . $150,000. 510.653.7555 (CA) 1937 Jaguar SS 100(3 1/2 liter) Restored XK MC OTS red over biscuit leather car has factory overdrive. The car is in excellent condition, from California, no rust, and is very fast. The car has a 3.8 bottom end and an M.C. top end. The car scores in the 90s in concours. A great driver or rally car. $75,000. 818.906.2350, 310.825.4817 (CA) 1956 Jaguar XX 140 Drophead Coupe Cotswold Blue. Completely restored multiple-time JCNA show winner. One of the best for sale in the world today. Fox 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcasesom 760.758.6100 (CA) 1964 Austin Cooper Red fixed-head coupe. One of only a few made. International concours winner. 92,500 (two available, the other in British Racing Green and also RHD). Matching numbers. wwwdocsjags.com , world's largest Jaguar Web site. 480.951.0777 (Az) 1960 Jaguar XI( 150 S 3.4 Liter One of 181 made. Prewar in silver with maroon hides. Restored beautifully and has the authentic front and rear lights and gauges. POA. YAM .docsjags.com . World's largest Jaguar Web site. 480.951.0777 (AZ) 1952 Jaguar C-Type Pastel green with green leather. A beautiful, accurate re-creation with a factory-spec tube frame and an aluminum body. Only 3,200 miles since construction. The engine is a 1952 XI( 120 with a C-type alloy sump and extensive modifications: 3.8liter displacement, D-type cams, big valves, ported, polished, sand cast SUs, C-type exhaust manifold, and lightweight flywheel. The engine runs smoothly, revs enthusiastically, and makes more power than you will ever need. The gearbox is a Moss 4speed. The rear axle is the correct trailing arm with a Panhard rod, LSD, and transverse torsion bar. The front suspension and steering rack are as original. Right hand drive. The brakes are C-type drums all around. All electrics, instruments, switches, and interior equipment are correct C-type. The wheels are 16" wires with Dunlop racing tires. The car is a joy to drive and very fast. Experience period C-type driving for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. Trades? See photos at www.continentalautosports .com . 708.352.6566 (IL) 136  Arguably the best in the world in our opinion, all amenities including matching numbers and a no-expense-spared restoration just completed to totally original standards ; better than factory new. $165,000 firm. www.docsjogs.com . World's largest Jaguar website. 480.951.0777 (AZ) 1959 Jaguar XI( 150 Rare 1071-S. Approximately 4,500 built accurate. Frame-off restoration. BL Heritage certificate. If you want the best one, contact Jack or Mike. $25,500. bryantmators1936@yahoo.com . 800.886.2701 (MO) One of 361 left drives made. Exqusite and complete restoration with all matching numbers. Warwick Gray with cherry Conolley leather. Everything rebuilt or replaced. $125,000 firm. www.docsjogs .com, world's largest Jaguar Web site. 480.951.0777 (Az) 1959 Jaguar XX 150 Roadster Original color "Cotswold Blue." This is not the 150 you have been looking at that we have been driving in Europe the past year, but it is the twin to it. Burled wood center dash, fantastic Sony sound system and jukebox controlled from a small glovebox control. Restoration by Does Jags just completed included: bare-metal paint ; complete engine and drivetrain rebuild ; finest Connolly leather interior ; New Dayton wire wheels and new steel-belted radial tires (choice of 3-inch white walls) ; all new wiring ; new chrome ; all instruments rebuilt and calibrated ; and so much more we can't list here for lack of room. $129,000. wv,nv.docsjags.com , world's largest Jaguar Web site. 480.951.0777 (AZ) 1961 Jaguar XX 150 FHC 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Exceptional example, full nut-and-bolt restoration. Engine built to 285 hp. Completely detailed: engine compartment, underside, and trunk. Must see and drive. Buy the car for the cost of the restoration. See photos at www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535 (IL) 1966 Mini Cooper S Met, racing green, white roof and black interior. This car was the subject of a complete remanufacturing using an early style Mark I nose and tail, brand new body shell, later mechanicals (1300 throttle body fuel injection), and later interior. Driven only 2,800 miles since the remanufacture. Performance options include: Moto Lita wood steering wheel, Minilites and Yokohama tires, Fender Flares, Short Shift Kit and Driving Lights. Outstanding condition and a really great drive. See photos on www.continentalautosports.com 630.655.3535 (IL) 1967 Jaguar XILE Series I FHC A sensational car from a private collection. Fully sorted, perfect mechanicals, cosmetically pristine ; finished in white with red leather. Matching numbers. $85,000 Firm. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. vprrw .deGormoLtd.com 203.852.1670 (CT) 1959 Jaguar XK 150 All-aluminum recreation. Authentic to the screw. New Zealand manufactured. mv.docsjags .com, world's largest Jaguar Web site. $125,000. 480.951.0777 (AZ) 1963 Jaguar E-Type OTS Recent service and full detail. 4-speed OD, wires, great driver. Fax 760.758.0600, wwvr.classicshowcase.com 760.758.6100 (CA) Sports Car Market

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One-family owned since new, 39,000 original miles documented. First-place winner at British Car Day October 2, 2005. Superb example. Fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com 760-7586100 (CA) 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MK111 1968 Jaguar XI(E Show Race Car A fabulous driver. Superb mechanicals, clean, spotless body ; original throughout. Completely sorted and ready now for fall touring. Healey Blue, blue leather. Firm. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. www.deGarmoLtd.com 203.852.1670 (CT) 1968 Jaguar XKE Roadster Too much to list here. Finest of everything. Highly modified. Race and show ready. Metallic dark blue with biscuit interior. www.docsjags.com . World's largest Jaguar website. $101,000. 480.951.0777 (AZ) V8 Healey Roadster Powder blue. One of six in this color. 300-hp engine and small Euro bumpers, automatic California car. Fabulous quality and finish. Conversion to wire wheels included in price. $51,500. World's largest Jaguar Web site.www.docsjags.com , 480.951.0777 (Az) AUTOSPaRT IDESIGNS INC ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE COUPE, 1967 Dubonnet Rosso with Tan leather interior and Beige carpeting, LHD, 5-speed, Completely Restored. $159,000.00 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES 5 CONVERTIBLE, 1961 Fiesta Red with Grey leather interior and Grey top, Complete restoration. rare Series 5 with special series engine. 4-speed w/overdrive, rhd, factory Earls Court Show car. SP.O.A. Aston Martin DB9 Coupe, 2005, Slate Blue/Grey, 1k miles, Touchtronic  Aston Martin DB9 Coupe, 2005, Oyst. Silver/Iron Ore, 5k miles, Touchbonic  Aston Martin Vanquish 2+2, 2003, Nero Black, 5k miles, F1  Aston Martin DB7 GT, 2003, Tungsten/Charcoal/Stone, 9k miles, 6-speed  $159,000.00 $149,000.00 $189,000.00 $112,500.00 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Coupe, 2003, Cairngorn Grey/Tan, 2k miles, 6-spd ... $110,000.00 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante, 1989, Black/Tan, 12k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1987, Cannock Black/Black, 17k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1986, Mason Black/Black, 38k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1986, Litchfield Black/Black, 16k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1985, Windsor Red/Magnolia, 44k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe, 1984, Red/Tan, 5-speed  $115,000.00 S89,000.00 $89,000.00 $95,000.00 $77,500.00 S97,000.00 203 WEST HULLS ROAD,  December 2005  CII 4-sp with air conditioning in silver, red hides and the high-hp motor. Matching numbers. Fully restored with moderate miles. A no-excuse winner. www.docsjags.com , world's largest Jaguar Web site. 480.951.0777 (AZ) 1972 Jaguar EType Roadster Original, showroom cond., Limited Edition, only 1,000 mfgd., 36,000 mi, hard top, soft top, tonneau, car cover. 4-sp w/OD. $16,039, southernknights@ digitalexp.com . More pics @ http://donna.mariannahosting.com/mgb.html (FL) 1996 Caterham Classic Super Seven Series II car in original condition with just 49,000 miles. Known history from new, well documented. Silver, original black leather, absolutely rust-free, always well maintained. A fantastic car in lovely original condition. Call for price. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. www.degarmoltd.com 203.852.1670 (CT) Classic 289 Ford with 4-speed. All 4 arches flared in steel; no glass or bondo. Period roll bar. Nice car, quality built in late '60s. Fast, fun, great lines. $14,500. 805.466.1015 (CA) 1972 Jaguar V12 XKE 1980 MGB Roadster 1,700-cc Crossflow, twin Webers, 4-speed, full weather equipment, large radiator, fuel cell. One owner/builder, call Mike or Jack. $23,500, bryantmotors1936@yahoo.com . 800.886.2701 (MO) Please Call Tom Papadopoulos or Scott Rumbold for more information at: +631-425-1555, fax: +631-425-6185 FOR OUR UP-TO-DATE INVENTORY & INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FACILITY & SERVICES VISIT US AT N%.autosportdesigns.cont ASTON MARTIN DB6 COUPE, 1966 Cotswold Blue with Grey leather interior. 35k original miles. LHD, 5-speed, factory att, Webasto sunroof, 4.2 liter, in its previous ownership for the past twentyone years. $159,000.00 ASTON MARTIN DB5 COUPE, 1964 Fiesta Red with Black leather interior. LHD, 4speed with overdrive, Fully Restored. $255,000.00 Aston Martin, 1975 V8 Vantage Coupe, White/Black, Restored, 5-spd  Aston Martin, 1964 DB5 Coupe, Navy Blue/Tan, 5-spd, RHD  Ferrari 360 Modena Spider, 2002, Grigio Ingrid/Sand, 7k miles 6-speed  Ferrari Testarossa, 1991, Red/Tan, 31k miles, 5-speed  Ferrari 328 GTS, 1987, Black/Black, 33k miles, 5 speed  Ferrari 275 GTS, 1965, Red/Black, 76k original miles, 5-speed  Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, 1964, Red/Black, 50k km original  Ferrari 212 Touring Coupe, 1951, Touring Blue, Show Winner, x-Hawthorn  Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe, 1954, Green/Green, restored, 4-speed  Porsche 356 B Super 90 Cabriolet, 1963, Red/Tan, Restored  Porsche 911 RS Touring, 1973, White w/Red Graphics, 38k original kilometers .. Porsche 911 RS Touring, 1973, White w/Blue Graphics, 75k original miles  ASTON MARTIN DB SHORT CHASSIS VOLANTE, 1965 Winchester Blue with Blue leather interior and Blue Mohair convertible top, complete concours restoration, 5-speed ZF transmission. LHD. SP.O.A. ASTON MARTIN DB6 VOLANTE, 1967 Olive with Tan and Tan convertible top. 5speed ZF manual transmission, factory Coolaire air conditioning, Full Restored. $74,000.00 $159,000.00 $198,000.00 67,500.00 $49,500.00 $270,000.00 $295,000.00 $$70 000:00 972:5 00 $69,000.00 $180,000.00 $168,000.00 STATION, NV 11746 USA, PHONE: +631-425-1555 FAX: +631-425-6185 1111

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SCM Showcase Gallery FRENCH 1970 Citroen 2CV AK350 Truckette Restored, original, numbers-matching, great driver. Fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com 760.758.6100 (CA) 1972 Porsche 911 TE coupe 2006 CSA Laser 917 Complete mechanical restoration including engine, transaxle, suspension, and brakes. Bare metal respray to original color. Interior is original and very nice. Borranis and XWXs. The odometer shows 39,000 miles. Drives very well in all respects. Books, tools, and restoration records included. See photos at www.continentalmotors.com . Factory authorized Ferrari sales and service since 1975. $59,900. 630.655.3535 (IL) 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS Original 85,661 km. Paint, engine, roof rack original. Third owner, 24 years. 602 engine, new tires, all new brakes included. Very nice original. 513,775. 714.774.7326, h.deeksgsbcglobal.net (CA) GERMAN 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 D Adenaur Sedan lime 911T coupe, 43,000 miles with original Irish Green paint. Factory a/c, tinted glass, COA, tools, stabilizer bars, fog lights, original California car, excellent condition. $35,000. rwoodman@midsouthsr.com . 901.428.4517 (TN) 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Each new Laser 917 for 2006 is hand-crafted one at a time, special and unique for each customer. Built on a Porsche Boxster chassis. $62,000. orders@laser917som. 719.473.2460 (FL) ITALIAN 1933 Alfa Romeo 8( 2300 Rosso Corsa/natural with red carpets. Only 15,000 miles. Complete full service done by authorized Ferrari dealer. A great driving example with recent S02s, books, tools, and records. See photos at www. continentalautosports.com . Factory-authorized Ferrari sales and service since 1975. $59,900. 630.655.3535 (IL) 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 11111WWWWSCORIN. A wonderful original car. Beautiful paint, body, and original leather. Black, red interior. Mechanically 100% and totally reliable for regular use. $29,500/ offer. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. www.deGarmoLtd .com. 203.852.1670 (CT) 1962 Mercedes-Benz 30051 One owner, low original mileage, all books and tools, lots of documentation. Emerald green, original saddle leather. Recent documented service. A fantastic original car. $21,500 firm. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. www.deGarmoLtd.com 203.852.1670 (CT) 1973 Porsche Carrera RS Replica S/N 2211133. Matching numbers. Successful event history. Excellent Paul Grist Monza conversion. Documentation, FIA and FIVA. $1,650,000. www Jantasyjunction.com . 510.653.7555 (CA) 1957 Maserati Tipo 350S Black w/tan leather, 5-sp, a/c, pw, pdl, 57k orig. miles, all books, 100% original paint, top, and interior, check it out at www.investmentmotorcars.net 954.646.8819, craigbrody@investmentmotorcars. cam. $16,500. (FL) AMERICAN Special Simply the finest example in the world. Two owners, low mileage, well over 5300k spent on documented Pebble Beach restoration. Black, black leather, factory hard top. Never publicly offered before. Rare opportunity. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd.wmv.deGarmoLtd.com . 203 (CT) 1963 Mercedes Benz 300S1 Roadster White/red graphics. Built on rust-free 911T. Red racing seats, Weber Carbs. Excellent condition. A joy to drive and very fast. $33,900. 917.509.4390 (NY) 2002 Audi 11 225 Quer° Roadster Very nice original example with 38)00( original miles, alloy engine, disk brakes, new interior, no rust or accidents, all #s match. $395,000. mb300sIguy@yahoo.com. Call for more details. 314.909.7600 (MO) 1963 Porsche 356 B Coupe Silver metallic with black top and black leather interior, 225 hp, all-wheel drive, 6-speed, 17in wheels. Xenon, heated seats, homelink, Bose 6+1 CD Changer. Factory warranty and service. VIN: TRUUT28N121032995. $26,900. westo459@sbcglobal.net 847399.1710 (IL) 138 Excellent condition. Was confirmed as real by Elviro Roccoco at Fiat/Alfa. FIA Eligible. Orig. colors in and out. $82,900. horsepowerfarms@aol.com . 917.509.4390 (NY) 1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder VIN #14779. U.S. production. Silver/black with gray carpets. One of only 122 factory-built Spyders. International Hill Climb Champion, 1964. The "Old Yeller" of hill climbers. No. 23 Sports original Olds V8, triple Strombergs and 4-sp. All panels steel or aluminum. Documented winning race history. $39,000. 805.466.1015 (CA) Maserati Tipo 350 S currently raced in Europe, recent restoration, engine currently going through full rebuild for 2006 season kway@swiftbermuda .com. 441.297.9439 (VA) 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider High-quality restoration. No rust. Full mechanical rebuild. Drives as it should. $35,000. See photos on www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535 (IL) 1965 Alfa Romeo GTA Corsa !!!! I I I I I II Late 40s So Cal-built hot rod, custom, Roadster Special. Totally original. All steel, absolutely no rust/ Bondo. Chrysler flathead 6, 3-sp., original gauges, top, side curtains, etc. $17,500. 805.466.1015 (CA) 1932 Ford Hi Boy Built by Arizona Street Rods. Originally a Ron Martin car (see American Rodder Magazine, Feb. 1992). Chevy Z14 engine 350 ci, 355 hp, aluminum heads. Every conceivable Arizona Street Rod option. $39,900. Contact John Weinberger. 630.655.3535 (IL) 1949 Olds Special Spoils Car Market

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1955 Chevrolet Corvette V8 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 SIC 1968 Shelby GT-500 KR Convertible Custom SOY, fully equipped including 475-hp supercharged engine. Canepa Design upgrades include: brake system, suspension, 20" chrome Momo wheels, Canepa Design customized exterior details, etc. www.canepa.com 831.4235704 (CA) 2002 GMC Denali Roadster with rare hard top. White with red leather interior. Automatic. 61,615 miles. Excellent original condition. Charles Crail Automobiles www sharlescrail.com 805.568.1934 (CA) 1957 Hemi V8 DeSoto Firdome CSX4102, Guardsman Blue/black, 427 5/0, 4-speed, leather, heater, Simpsons, engine and boot aluminum. Original owner, all documents. Never tracked or abused, perfect condition, no excuses. $79,995. rklein2@columbusircom. 614.352.1011 (OH) 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra 1000/n original including Lime Gold paint, interior, and top, automatic, 69k miles, Marti and build sheet. Check it out at www.investmentmotorcars.net craigbrody@investmentmotorcars.net . 954.646.8819 (FL) 1969 Shelby GT 500 Show truck, fully equipped including 475-hp supercharged engine. Canepa Design upgrades include: brake system, suspension, 20" Antera wheels, Canepa Design customized exterior details, etc. www.canepa.com 831.423.5704 (CA) 2005 "Canepa Design Extreme" Hummer H2 This is a superb example of a 1969 GI 500. Absolutely beautiful. Needs nothing. A perfect 2+ quality car. drcundriff@netscape.net . 239.595.3992 (FL) Original owner, 55k miles, very original condition, new tires and exhaust. Would make an outrageous tow car. Why buy a new "Repro Hemi Charger" when you can buy the real deal Hemi? $7,500. 908.693.5723 (PA) 1962 01' Yaller VIII 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 9,670 original miles - 24-yr storage, one of last 25 originals, blue/black, rare 427 tunnelport, sunbursts, AHRA record, interesting history, very nice condition, offers/partial trade. ebwestfam@cox .net. 602.377.1197 (AZ) 1966 Mustang Fastback Finished to trim tag, Olympic Gold w/black interior. Highly optioned. Correct restoration with 302, M21, 4.10 posi. No rust, no filler. $65,000. rockymountaincc@aol.com . 403.678.0243 (CAN) Max Balchowsky's most sophisticated and attractive sports racer. Restored. Super competitive vintage racer. Ran 2005 Monterey Historics honoring American Specials. $495,000. www.fantasyjunction .com. 510.653.7555 (CA) 289/225 hp."A code,' Silver Blue/blue, 4-sp. A/c, console, style steels. $22,500. Check it out at www .investmentmotorcars.net. craigbrody@investment motorcars.net . 954.646.8819 (FL) 2002 Cadillac Escalade Show truck with every conceivable option and 500-hp supercharged engine. Canepa Design upgrades include: AP brake system, suspension, and Canepa Design customized monochromatic exterior details including roof rack, etc. www.canepa.com 831.423.5704 (CA) WANTED 1953-62 Corvettes Wanted: 1953 to 1962 Corvette project cars, barn cars, basket cases, pads inventories. $1,000 finder's fee paid! Fair prices paid. Contact Jay, e-mail jays1953vette@yahoo.com . 512.799.8088 (TX) 1953-72 Corvettes A premium will be paid for 1953 to 1972 Corvettes with NCRS or Bloomington Gold certification, serious. ProTeam, Box 606, Napoleon, OH 435450606. Fax, 419.592.4242. proteamcorvette.com , www.corvetteswanted.com . 419.592.5086 (OH). Custom Floor Mats for your Collector Car Quality Floor Mats with Non Slip Griptex Backing. West Wind USA 519 Estudillo Ave.,Suite B, San Leandro, CA 94577 Ph:(510)483-6721 Fax:(510)483-9471 e-mail: Wwindusa@aol.com 1957 Mercedes 300SL Rally Roadster s/n 7500510 similar to Boringer Works Car, and cannot be duplicated, factory high comp engine, 4A1 rear, rudge wheels, vintage rally egmt, major show provenance in cond. 1 accepting alloy body GW in partial trade. Bob 856-966-0080 (NJ) December 2005 139

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Resource Directory  Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x204 fir information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. AUCTION COMPANIES Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. +33.1.42992020, fax +33.1.42992021. Maison de vente aux encheres, 7, Rond-Point des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris. aricurial@auction.fr . www.artcurial.com . (FR) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, fax 480.421.6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com . www.barrett-jackson.com . (AZ) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, fax 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.butterfields.com. (CA) Bonhams. +, fax +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, Jim Cox, fax 417.336.5616. 1316W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Christie's. 310.385.2600, fax 310.385.0246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com. (CA) Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, fax 310.899.0930. Auctions and brokerage of fine automobiles. 1528 6th Street, Suite 120, Santa Monica, CA 90401. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers. 815.568.8888, fax 815.568.6615, 950 Greenlee St., Marengo, IL 60015. Auctions: Orlando, Kansas City, Rockford, St. Paul, Bloomington Gold, Columbus, Des Moines, Carlisle, and Chicago. Nobody sells more muscle than Mecum. www.mecumauction.com. (IL) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631.537.1868, fax 631.537.2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Kenmotor@aol.com. (NY) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick, 760.320.3290, fax 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. www.classic-carauction.com . (CA) RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, fax 519.351.1337. One Classic Car Dr., Blenheim, ON NOP I AO. www .rmauctions.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele. 480.517.4005, fax 480.517.9112.4117 N. 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. russoandsteele@qwest.net , www.russoandsteele.com . (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800.994.2816, fax 405.475.5079. 501 E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal .net. (OK) 140  Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com; www.silverauctions.com. (WA) APPRAISALS Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Over 60 offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale values, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspections. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. "Not just one man's opinion of value." See Web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com . (VA) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. 802.362.4719, fax 802.362.3007. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. davidbrownell@adelphia .net. (VT) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100. Over 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dhkinney@usappraisal .com; www.usappraisal.com . (VA) INSPECTIONS buy fabulous classic cars. www .hamannclassiccars.com (CT) Jonathan Kendall LLC. 410.991.2288 Automotive-inspired gifts, handbags, and accessories. Jonathan highlights designs in unique, handcrafted art, fashion, and installations for the collector and the enthusiast. Give the gift of Art+Fashion+Design and enjoy the passion of the automobile together. wwwjonathankendall.com. (MD) Spyder Enterprises. 831.659.5335, fax 831.659.5335. Since 1980, providing serious collectors with the finest selection of authentic, original vintage posters, pre-war thru mid-1960s; mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, and racing. Producer of "Automobilia Monterey," August 1617, 2005. 38-page list of memorabilia available. singer356@aol.com or www.vintageautoposters.com . (CA) BUY/SELL/GENERAL Auto Collectors Garage, Inc. 713.541.2281, fax 713.541.2286. 9848 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074. For the best in interesting cars from the 1920s to the 1970s. We restore, buy, sell, service, appraise, locate, and inspect all makes and models. Serving the collector car field since 1979. www.autocollectorsgarage .com. (TX) 'When you need the job done nght" Automobile Inspections LLC. 860.456.4048. "When you need the job done right." The nation's premier provider of pre-purchase inspections on classic, exotic, and specialty cars of any year, anywhere in the USA or Canada. Fast 72-hour turnaround! Hartford, CT, USA. www.automobileinspections.com . (CT) AUTOMOBILIA Campbell Levy Designs LLC. 303.762.7936, fax: 303.762.7937. Custom lamp designer and builder since 1974, specializing in crankshaft lamps with exotic wood, select hardwood, or granite base. Hand polished or nickel plated. Your treasured crankshaft or one of ours. Proud to be a Colorado company. www.campbelllevydesigns.com .(CO) Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. Specializing in mostly European vintage race and sports cars, especially classic Ferraris of the '50s and '60s as well as Mille Miglia-eligible sports cars. Always looking to Blackhawk Collection. 925.736.3444, fax 925.736.4375. Purveyors of rolling art. The Blackhawk Collection is one of the world's foremost companies specializing in the acquisition and sale of both American and European classic, coachbuilt, and one-of-a-kind automobiles. www.blackhawkcollection.com. (CA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Offering a fine selection of classic European vehicles and a world-class restoration facility with two indoor showrooms in one 40,000-sq-ft building. Servicing the collector with over 30 years experience in buying, restoring, and selling. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com , www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Craig Brody Investment Motorcars. 954.646.8819. We buy, sell, trade, and consign only the highest-end original cars for the most demanding collectors. Visit our new showroom in Ft. Lauderdale; call ahead for a personal appointment to see the coolest selection of collector cars in the Southeast. www.investmenttnotorcars .net. (FL) Dragone Classics. 203.335.4645. 1797 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. For 50+ years, the Dragone family has collected, sold, and revived the world's greatest cars, including many at Pebble Beach. Museums and collections depend on Dragone's knowledge, authenticity, and integrity. 60+ car inventory; manny@dragoneclassics. corn, david@dragoneclassics.com ; www.dragoneclassics.com . (CT) eBay Motors. Everyday drivers, collector cars, auto parts and accessories, motorcycles and automobilia. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Every vehicle transaction is covered by $20,000 in free insurance. www.ebaymotors.com . Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555, fax 510.653.9754. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. Specializing in European collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. sales@fantasy-junction.com , www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) Grand Prix Classics. 858.459.3500, fax 858.459.3512. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Specialize in the buying, selling, trading, and consignment of historic sports and racing cars. Been in business for 25 years and maintain an inventory of 15 to 20 historic cars. www.grandprixclassics.com; info@grandprixelassics. corn. (CA) Colin's Classic Automobiles. 414.964.3747. World-renowned for selling only the best investment-grade sports and muscle cars. Low volume, highest quality, easy to work with. Let Colin's experience in collecting, restoring, racing, evaluating, and showing cars work for you. Buy, sell, trade, restore. www.colinsclassicauto .com. (WI) Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) Motorcar Portfolio. 1.866.653.8900, 320 Market Ave S., Canton, OH 44702. America's only classic car dealer located in the lower level of the Canton Marriott McKinely Grand Hotel. Ever-changing collection of 100+ foreign and domestic cars. Model Ts through muscle cars, something for everyone's taste and pocketbook. We buy cars from special people—one or a whole collection. (OH) Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6919. Contact Alex Finigan for the acquisition or sale of great classic European sports, touring, and Sports Car Market

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racing models from the pre-war era through the 1960s. Our experienced body, metal, upholstery, and mechanical craftsmen offer restoration, preservation, and maintenance services. www.paulrussell.com. (MA) Proteam Corvette. 888.592.5086, fax 419.592.4242. Over 150 Corvettes 1953-2003; also Corvettes wanted. Free catalog. www.proteamcorvette. corn; proteam@proteamcorvette.com . (OH) VIR Gallery. 336.210.5508. Quality vintage street and race cars for sale. Located at Virginia International Raceway. Please contact Randall Yow, 1245 Pine Tree Rd., Alton, VA 24520. ryow@virclub.com, www.virgallery .com. (VA) CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Concours Transport Systems. 702.361.1928, 253.973.3987, fax 702.269.0382. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Liftgate loading, experienced personnel. Classic and exotic cars. Special events. Fully insured. All major credit cards accepted. Fred Koller, owner. freclkoller@concourstra nsport.com, www.concourstransport .com. (NV) Cosdel International. 415.777.2000, fax 415.543.5112. Now in its 46th year of international transport. Complete service, including import/export, customs clearances, DOT and EPA, air/ocean, loading and unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button: info@cosdel.com . www.cosdel.com. (CA) FedEx Custom Critical Passport Auto Transport. 800.325.4267, fax 314.878.7295. Fully enclosed transport from the industry originator. Specializing in events, including Pebble Beach, the Colorado Grand, and Barrett-Jackson. Liftgates for safe loading and winches for inoperable vehicles. Inquire about ultra-expedited three-day coast-to-coast service. www.passporttransport.com. (MO) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936, fax 413.436.9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast-to-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocations. www.intercitylines.com . (MA) COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING JJ. Best Banc & Company. 800. USA.1965, fax 508.991.8329. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod, and Sports Cars with low rates starting at 4.99% and long terms. Call, fax, or e-mail your application today for quick 10-minute approval. Dealer inquiries welcome. www.jjbest.com. (MA) COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE Aon Collector Car Insurance. 877.765.7790. We've protected col- December 2005  lector cars for nearly 40 years. Our insurance packages provide more coverage for less money than is available through standard carriers. Substantially lower costs, with minimal usage restrictions, unlimited mileage, in-house claim handling, and online quoting and application. www.aon-collectorcar .com. Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. 800.922.4050. Collector cars aren't like their late-model counterparts. These classics actually appreciate in value so standard market policies that cost significantly more won't do the job. We'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. www.hagerty.com . (MI) J.C. Taylor Agencies. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle, or modified—J.C. Taylor will provide dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle. Agreed value coverage in the continental U.S., even Alaska. Drive through time with peace of mind with J.C. Taylor. Parish Heacock Classic Car Insurance. 800.678.5173. We understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service, and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.parishheacock.com . (FL) COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Premier Financial Services. 203.267.7700, fax 203.267.7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic, and vintage autos, our Lease Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. www.premierfinancialservices .com. (CT) Putnam Leasing. 866.9053273, Never get in a car with strangers. Custom-tailored, lease-to-own financing for your dream car. Easy, fast, and dependable. Exclusive leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson, Cavallino, and Ferrari Club of America 2004 International Meet. www.pumamleasing.com. (CT) RESTORATION — GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503.224.8657, fax 503.223.6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. (OR) 17/-0 -41signature edition MosesLudel.Com, LLC. 775.463.5965. 38 years of authoritative mechanical expertise available to restorers and collectors of 1928-71 American classic and muscle cars. Blueprint engine, transmission, steering, and axle rebuilding. Restorative tuning and performance prepping. Protect your investment. See our Web site, www.mosesludel.com . enjoy over 500 classic cars in Downtown Lakeland and Lake Mirror. For more information about this FREE event or to pre-register visit wwvv.lakemirrorclassic.com. (FL) ENGLISH The Healey Werks. 800.251.2113, 712.944.4900, fax 712.944.4940. Lawton, IA. Premier automobile restoration company specializing in exotic, European, and classic cars. Complete structural and body reconstruction, upholstery, world-class paint/refinishing, engineering, prototyping, and mechanical services. Transport and logistical services available. www. healeywerks .com. (IA) Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the U.S. with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) AC AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.6433225, fax 503.646.4009. U.S. Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 972254615. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) RESTORATION Performance Restoration, 440.9683655, 17444 US Rt. 6, Montville, OH 44064. Award-winning paint/body restoration—sports, muscle,vintage. 8 years in business, newly built shop. A short drive from Cleveland or Pittsburgh, 5 hours from Detroit. We finish your projects! Photos/info: supercharged@alltel.net . (OH) Vantaaj Restoration & Repair. 866.440.0334, toll-free USA, 303.440.0334 in Colorado. A few dedicated enthusiasts, focused on repairing or restoring one or two cars at a time. We understand they are not mere automobiles; they are family. Please join our family. We are not for everyone— we are for you. www.vantaaj .com. (CO) SPORTS AND COMPETITION Morris & Welford, LLC. 203.222.3861 or 203.722.3333 (Miles Morris), 949.260.1636 or 949.500.0585 (Malcolm Welford), fax 203.222.4992 or 949.955.3848. Specialist car consultants and highend brokerage for important historic cars such as Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Duesenberg, Bugatti, and more. Offices on East and West Coasts. www.morrisandwelford.com . (CT) VINTAGE EVENTS Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival. 863.683.1540. October 14-16. The Lake Mirror Classic is held in restored Lake Mirror Park and downtown Lakeland. Begins Friday evening with the Hot Rod Rendezvous; Saturday JWF Restorations, Inc. 503.6433225, fax 503.646.4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. (OR) Austin-Healey Austin-Healey Club USA. 888.4AHCUSA, fax 503.528.0533. 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. www.healey.org. (OR) Aston Martin 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.astorunartin-lotus.com . (MA) Autosport Designs Inc. 631.425.1555. The largest independent Aston Martin sales, service, and restoration facility in the U.S.; everything under one roof. All models welcome. Large selection of parts for all Astons. Also specializing in Ferrari, Porsche, and other exotics. Tom Papadopoulos, Scott Rumbold. www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. 6-cylinder Aston Martin DBs our specialty, from DB2 through DB6. All Astons welcome, along with other 1950s and 1960s British and European sports and classics. We do it all, from engine overhaul to show-winning paintwork. We buy Astons. www.kevinkayrestorations .net. (CA) 141

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Resource Directory  Rocky Santiago. 405.843.6117, fax 405.475.5079. E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. (OK) Jaguar Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-class restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. COM, www.classicshowease.com . (CA) Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888.CLUBJAG, JCNA, 1000 Glenbrook Road, Anchorage, KY 40223. The primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in the U.S. and Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concours, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. www.jcna.com . (KY) Rolls-Royce/Bentley Hageman Motorcars. 206.954.1961, fax 425.287.0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Pre-war European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. www.hagemanmotorcars .com. (WA) ALFA ROMEO Parts Centerline Alfa Parts. 888.750. ALFA (2532). Call for free catalog. New and used parts, accessories, restoration, modification, and information for Giulietta through 164. We know the cars and we have the parts. Visit www.centerlinealfa.com for frequent updates on new items. (CO) International Auto Parts. 800.788.4435, 434.973.0555, fax 434.973.2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa/Fiat/Lancia parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service and same-day shipping! Free 76-page catalog. www.international-auto.com . (VA) 101, and 105 series Sprints, Spiders, and GTVs. alleake@aol.com. www .alfaromeorestorations.com. (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. The U.S. source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals .com for complete listing. (TX) Repairs/Restoration Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors. 503.274.0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other Italian cars serviced as well. (OR) Nasko's Imports. 503.771.1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Alfas, BMWs, and Mercedes our speciality. Oldest Alfa repair facility in Oregon. Ask about our used sports cars for sale. Fast work, fair prices. (OR) FERRARI/MASERATI/LAMBORGHINI Carozzeria Granturismo Milano (Italy). +39.93909285-6, fax +39.02.93908420. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Lancia. Structural chassis restoration, body restoration, and manufacturing of aluminum and steel body trim and panels. We bring automobiles to exacting original specifications. High-class paint jobs; one-off prototype manufacturing. info@gtmilano.it. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-class restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. COM, Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.525.9435, fax 510.524.3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (CA) Performance Motoring Associates. 831.338.9703, fax 831.338.2031. 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. Over 20 Alfa Romeos in stock, ready for your custom restoration. Specialists in vintage race car preparation for over 20 years. Sebring suspensions and lightweight body panels for 750, 142  www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Family Classic Cars. 949.496.3000, 949.488.0523 fax. Family Classic Cars specializes in highly rare and valuable vintage Ferraris, fine European cars, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, and modern exotics. Located in San Juan Capistrano, CA, Family Classic Cars is all about selling dreams and investments. sales@familyclassiccars.com , www.fainilyclassiccars.com . Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. Specializing in mostly European vintage race and sports cars, especially classic Ferraris of the '50s and '60s as well as Mille Miglia-eligible sports cars. Always looking to buy fabulous classic cars. www.hamannclassiccars.com . (CT) Michael Sheehan. 949.646.6086, fax 949.646.6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus. Buyers, let me use my 20,000-car database to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. www.ferraris-online.com . (CA) Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, fax 310.274.9809, simonrandy@aol.com . I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis, and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. (CA) Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. 800.547.4455,503.255.7560. Service and parts, 800.944.6483, 503.257.9655. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. www.rtgt.com . (OR) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. The U.S. source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals .com for complete listing. (TX) Symbolic Motor Car Company. 858.454.1800. As the world's premier dealer of exotic, collectible, racing, and touring automobiles, our highly trained staff have the experience to get you into some of the finest automobiles in the world. Visit us at www. symbolicmotors.com. (CA) GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Alex Dearborn. 978.887.6644, fax 978.887.3889. Topsfield, MA. Buying, selling, and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www.dearbomauto.com. (MA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-class restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. COM, www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Gull Wing Group International, Gary Estep. 530.891.5038 fax. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupes and roadsters. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. gestep3457@aol.com. (CA) Porsche Greatwest Lubricants. 888.838.6308. Authorized dealer for premium Arnsoil synthetic lubrication and filtration products. Protect your investment with the finest lubrication products available and benefit from lower operating costs and extended oil change intervals. All products can be ordered online and shipped from U.S. & Canadian distribution centers. www.greatwestlubricants.ca . (CAN) GARAGE/TOOLS Baldhead Cabinet Company. 877.966.2253. Offering a fine selection of quality metal garage cabinets. Many unique modules. SS and custom colors available. Many sizes to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. See ad in this issue. www.baldheadcabinets.com. (CA) TRAVEL Stephanie Warrington. 800.594.0805, 503.231.5103. The official travel agent for Sports Car Market. Specializing in international travel, custom vacations, and groups. stephanie@wtpcbccom. (OR). 73rs.com. 310.927.3193. Specializing exclusively in early classic Porsche 911 motor cars, 1965-1973. Over 35 years experience in buying and selling only the finest 911s. Cars actively purchased for top money. jack@73rs .com. (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, Sicurvetro windshields for Porsche 356. Speedster bucket seats, driving seats for all models. www.reoriginals. com. (TX) AMERICAN Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the U.S. with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. 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@wattc Pu Carl Bomstead Bidding on plate #41 topped out at $3,850, not much when #9 had brought $185,000 A porcelain Delaware motorcycle license plate with number 41 was recently offered on eBay, and after 51 bids it failed to sell when bidding stalled at $3,850. There was no year on the plate, which led me to Google the subject. At this point my wife suggested I get a real job, as I must have way too much time on my hands. But I learned that Delaware is one of the few states where the assigned number "belongs" to the original owner and can be used indefinitely on any car—new or old—or sold. Low numbers are usually assigned to state officials or political contributors but occasionally they get out to real people. Massachusetts has a similar system; plate #1 was issued to the Tudors of Brookline in 1903 and the family is still using the number. In August, 1994, Delaware plate #9 sold at auction for an astonishing $185,000. With this background it did not seem all that unreasonable that the seller of #41 wanted more than $3,850. At this level the money has no relationship to the value of the license plate... it's strictly ego and vanity. Here's another interesting license plate along with a bunch of other weird stuff: EBAY #65651917201934— CONNECTICUT LICENSE PLATE NUMBER 1. Number of Bids: 15. SOLD AT: $1,702.77. Date Sold: 10/01/2005. Unlike the Delaware plates discussed above, this one is strictly a collector plate and cannot be used on an everyday automobile. It was in decent condition, though at some point it had been varnished, which did not help its value. Nonetheless, the price paid was not out of line. EBAY #6561468606—PERFECT CIRCLE PISTON RINGS TIN SIGN. Number of Bids: 23. SOLD AT: $1,809. Date Sold: 9/18/2005. This is one of a series of Perfect Circle Piston Rings signs that follows the theme of "Don't Drive an Oil Hog." This colorful sign had condition and interesting graphics going for it, so I have to say it was a reasonable buy. They are hard to find; completing the set will be a challenge. EBAY MOTORS #4573477695-1954 HUDSON HORNET TWIN H. Number of Bids: 28. SOLD AT: $17,100. Date Sold: 9/14/2005. A buddy had been chasing this car for some time, and when he found it on eBay he was determined to be the owner. Restored to high EBAY #7701222913-1914 NEW YORK AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION TOUR PENNANT. Number of Bids: 3. SOLD AT: $17.16. Date Sold: 7/21/2005. This felt pennant, in very good condition, was an absolute steal. It should have sold for at least $200 but went for peanuts because it was only listed under historical memorabilia and missed all the car guys but one—an astute Connecticut collector.  SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. 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In the '50s they failed to keep up with modern technology and slid into obscurity. This very colorful can, in wonderful condition, featured a Model T. Buyer got lucky here as the seller only listed it under antiques and missed most car guys, costing himself a bunch of money. WHIZOIL SOAP TIN. Number of Bids: EBAY #6556228570—NOS 503 MASERATI SPARK PLUG WITH BOX. Number of Bids: 5. SOLD AT: $66.50. Date Sold: 9/01/2005. Alfieri Maserati designed and manufactured mica-insulated spark plugs during World War I, so this piece has an interesting history. The plug was in its original wrapper and the box was in very nice condition. This colorful spark plug box is a neat addition to a collection of automotive knickknacks.• POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market EBAY #6560847551— MATCHLESS AUTO LAMPS DISPLAY RACK. Number of Bids: 12. SOLD AT: $354. Date Sold: 9/18/2005. This display features an alluring image of an attractive woman in period attire gazing at a light bulb. All kinds of subtleties here! Someone had added eyehooks to the top of the case and the top was missing, otherwise it would have sold for about $2,000.

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