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1969 DETOMASO MANGUSTA $209K Keith Mar BRITS PUT A PREMIUM ON A CAR WITH A REPUTATION Sports Car Market Pure The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Surprise, Exhilaration Amazement and Joy 1955 Aston Martin DB3S $3.7m December 2012 Cut Daytona — Coupe Money at $321k Affordable Classic: Five Great $10k–$20k Cars Duckling or Swan? Hardiman Rates a ’66 XKE 2+2 www.sportscarmarket.com ™ CLASSIC CAR MAGAZINE IN THE VOTED THE BEST WORLD www.about.com

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Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s JOIN US The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 38 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder conversion December 2012 . Volume 24 . Number 12 40 1966 Jaguar XKE 2+2 Series 1 IN-DEPTH PROFILES What You Need To Know FERRARI 38 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder Conversion — $320,929/ Bonhams A conversion added value to a Daytona coupe in the 1970s and 1980s. Today, a conversion will sell for just about the same price as a coupe Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH 40 1966 Jaguar XKE 2+2 Series 1 — $57,929/Bonhams Perhaps the market has finally woken up to the fact that Jaguar won’t be making any more, and this is a rare model worth preserving Paul Hardiman ETCETERINI 42 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta Coupe — $209,490/Bonhams Looking at Mangusta prices, it would seem that the Brits pay a considerable premium for them, which is not reflected in U.S. offerings Donald Osborne GERMAN 46 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster — $1,595,000/Gooding This sale does not make every disc brake/alloy engine Roadster worth this kind of money, but it shows where the market is going. As the adage goes, “You cannot pay too much, but you may buy too soon” Alex Finigan AMERICAN 48 1998 Dodge Viper GTS-R Coupe — $87,980/Mecum Like the Ford GTs, the cars are coveted and have managed to retain their value since birth — provided that the car remains extremely well cared for and the mileage stays in check Dale Novak RACE 50 1955 Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racer — $3,685,000/RM This car is fabulous to drive, but it sold at the bottom of the price range, partly because of presentation. Orange with blue seats is not attractive on a car sold at auction Thor Thorson 4 GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 211 Vehicles Examined and Rated at 12 Sales AUCTIONS AMERICA BY RM 56 Auburn, IN: 637 cars total $17.8m, a 1935 Duesenberg Model J Hunke Derham breaks $450k, and spectators take helicopter rides Kevin Coakley RM AUCTIONS 64 Nysted, DNK: Sales total $12.6m when global jetsetters throng to a small Danish town, and a 1938 Maybach 12-cylinder Zeppelin brings $1.7 million John Lyons ARTCURIAL MOTORCARS 74 Le Mans, FRA: Sports cars and racers roar to a $10.5m total, with a $1.9m 1966 Ferrari 275 GTC Nürburgring 1000 km class-winner at the lead Paul Hardiman and Richard Hudson-Evans WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS 84 Auburn, IN: Where sales surge to $5.1m inside a historic auto factory, a 2004 Ford GT “test mule” brings $217k, and a 1934 Auburn Twelve Salon Cabriolet makes a record $473k B. Mitchell Carlson BONHAMS 94 Beaulieu, U.K.: At the U.K.’s largest autojumble, auction sales total $3.5m, and a 1927 Bugatti Type 40 roadster leads the way at $238,172 Paul Hardiman ROUNDUP 102 Highlights from seven global auctions Jack Tockston, Paul Hardiman, Chris Bowden, Michael Leven, Paul Duchene, Pat Campion EBAY MOTORS 118 Stocking-stuffer microcars Chad Tyson Cover photo: Darin Schnabel ©2012, courtesy of RM Auctions SCM Anytime, Anywhere Download our new free app on iTunes! Sports Car Market

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28 Goodwood Revival wood Revival COLUMNS COLUMNS 8 Shifting Gears For cars under $250,000, catalog sales often provide an opportunity to “hit one over the fence,” rather than serving as a market indicator Keith Martin 24 Affordable Classic: Five Great $10k-to-$20k Cars Prices of blue-chip cars continue to climb to infinity and beyond, but we also have many good choices at the “affordable” end of the spectrum, what we might call the “white-chip cars” Reid Trummel 26 Legal Files You shouldn’t blindly rely upon a seemingly clear certificate of title. When it has been recently issued — or when it has been issued by a state that appears to be foreign to the car or the transaction — it may be a signal that further investigation is warranted John Draneas 36 From the Paddock My long-term involvement and passion for cars has given me the opportunity to get to know and appreciate the talents and determination of a whole squadron of very interesting people Murray Smith 52 Under the Skin: 1955 Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racer “The torsion bar suspension of the Aston Martin DB3S puts the car in company with other victorious designs” Dennis Simanaitis 130 eWatch 1932 Ford Highboy tin toy, Hell’s Angels Harley-Davidson neon, one $30k poster and Joan Crawford’s “Mildred Pierce” Oscar Carl Bomstead SCM Digital 6 Sports Car Market FEATURES 28 Goodwood Revival: Silver Arrows, 250 GTOs and Cobras on the track 29 2012 Beaulieu Autojumble: The United Kingdom’s biggest auto swapmeet 30 Milwaukee Masterpiece: Rain can’t wash away the thrill of this centennial celebration 32 New England 1000: Two-lane twisties over 1,000 scenic miles 34 Palos Verdes Concours: SCMers show off their French Curves DEPARTMENTS 10 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 12 The Inside Line: Esquire lauds Colin Comer, Flajole Forerunner donation, the madness of Le Jog 2012 14 Contributors: Get to know our writers 16 You Write, We Read: Finding that perfect Alfa Romeo, why Maserati values linger behind Aston Martin, and two SCMers take a snapshot in the Carmel Valley 18 Display Advertisers Index 20 Time Pieces: Hamilton’s groovy Pulsar watch 20 Neat Stuff: Concours-quality coveralls, finest leather floor mats 22 In Miniature: Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder 22 Book Review: Frank Lockhart: American Speed King 100 Fresh Meat: 2010 Ferrari California convertible, 2010 RollsRoyce Phantom drophead coupe, 2011 Lotus Evora 116 Glovebox Notes: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster 120 Mystery Photo: “Just when you thought it was safe to go into the back seat!” 120 Comments with Your Renewal: “Great mix of facts, fun, humor, legal, tax. Keep it up!” 122 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 126 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Did you know your digital issue is included free with your print subscription? Go to www.sportscarmarket.com/digital or call 503.261.0555 Ext. 1

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin It Was a Very Good Year kit, so that they are bidding with assurance. And the more assurances an auction company can provide, the more spirited the bidding is likely to be. For cars under $250,000, catalog sales often provide an opportunity to “hit one over the fence,” rather than serving as a market indicator. The dream scenario of a Fiat Jolly owner is to have his car cross the block just after a $5m Ferrari, and to have two disgruntled bidders who didn’t get the Ferrari decide that they are each going to own the little beach car. The end result is a $25,000 car selling for $100,000. Four times market, but chump change for the buyer. At catalog sales, most buyers of inexpensive cars are “buying Old cars bring people together A s this is our December issue, it’s the right time to reflect on the past 12 months, and to project forward into 2013. Sports Car Market is by design a reflective magazine; we report on sales and events that have happened, and analyze and comment on them. Our world is large and all-inclusive, as we imagine yours is. You’ll find us at the most exclusive catalog auctions — as well as sales where decrepit trucks are sold by the pound. What all of us at SCM — subscribers, contributors and staff — have in common is a delight in old cars, from their brilliant styling to their misguided mechanicals. We glory in their imperfections, we swap tales about how they let us down, and we believe that after reading Thor Thorson’s latest encomium about an Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 or Porsche 917/10, we have become instant experts on the subject — of course! But SCM’s primary focus has always been the market. What’s selling, where, for how much, and why. We continue to be the only magazine that offers firsthand reports from trained analysts, with exclusive photos, chassis numbers, hands-on descriptions and informed analysis. You can expect even more in the future, as our Platinum database is revved up to accept multiple photos, videos and direct feeds from the auction houses for upcoming sales. Going strong This has been a good year for the collector-car market. Sales are up nearly everywhere, and expensive cars continue to get really expensive — and are being bought by collectors for whom “lots of money,” i.e., $10m or $20m, represents an avocational expenditure. More than once in Monterey, I overhead someone saying some- thing to the effect that, “Old cars are doing well; let’s put in $50m and buy a few.” Now, when they say “buy a few,” chances are they don’t mean picking up 1,000 1965 Mustang convertibles with pony interiors and the GT package. Collectors of means seek out cars that tick all the boxes — rar- ity, beauty, mechanicals of note and historical significance. Having a good story helps. For example, two cars that fit that description were the 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K at Gooding that made $11.8m, and the 1968 Ford GT40 that brought $11m at RM. There is no shortage of money for great cars. What do auction prices mean? We are often asked if auction prices are reflective of the market at large. There are two answers to this: From the range of $250,000 and above, the prices paid at auctions reflect a combination of market value and convenience. For a busy collector, having a selection of cars right in front of him can be worth a premium. They don’t often worry about paying too much — after all, there is an underbidder — but they do worry about buying a car that turns out to have bad stories. They rely on the auction company to do research and present vetted 8 down” — they are picking up four-wheeled baubles for one reason or another, and don’t care if they pay two or three times market. They like the toy, they want the toy, and they get the toy. It’s not easy to get in on this “buying-down” bonanza. All the top catalog auction companies are oversubscribed with potential entries, and the less valuable a car is, the more brilliant an example it needs to be. Further, while each company is different, you can assume that if your car is worth less than $100,000, you will have to offer it at no reserve or the auction company simply won’t be interested. And finally, there is always the chance that all the buyers in the room who might want your 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV decide to visit the bidder’s bar just as your car crosses the block, and you end up with a retail price at best — before commissions, transportation to the auction and your own personal expenses. All that nothwithstanding, if I were a betting man and looking to hit a long ball at a catalog auction sale, I would take a sexy, relatively inexpensive and easy-to-restore car, such as an MGA 1600 Mk II Deluxe roadster (only 313 built). Make sure it is presented in tasty colors (even if not original) and has flawless paint and fit, with an engine bay to die for. You won’t do worse than retail, and you just might ring the bell. Next year Barring some sort of global meltdown, we see the current market trends continuing to percolate along. Important cars will continue to soar in value, and we will see more of them at auctions as auctions continue to get big money for them. Well-run vintage events will continue to grow in popularity, as our old cars become increasingly unsuited for driving in today’s conditions. Most vintage cars are increasingly cosseted and taken out for good times with like vehicles on friendly roads. They simply aren’t daily drivers any more, and they deserve to be enjoyed in a receptive environment. “What events can I do with it?” will continue to be an ever-more-important question when buying a car. I’ve bought a lot of cars in the past couple of years, my goal being to sample the gamut of affordable sports cars from the tiny 1957 BMW Isetta to the sleek and stunning 2006 Lotus Elise. I have learned that clubs and events drive the ownership experience. If you are a newbie, look for cars that have robust clubs with lots of activities. Only buy a good car, from a good owner or a dealer who has a firm grasp on a car’s history. The cost of buying a bad car is both financial and emotional, as you write checks and at the same time wonder what caused you to make a profoundly stupid buying decision in the first place (see “red mist” in my files; I have a thick folder). A good old car that has a variety of uses will enhance your life. Changes Mike Sheehan’s column, “Sheehan Speaks,” no longer appears in SCM. We have enjoyed a long and informative relationship with Mike and wish him well. Watch this space for announcements concerning what we have in store for you. We believe you will find it quite exciting. ♦ Sports Car Market Tony Piff

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. NOVEMBER 2—BONHAMS London, U.K. 3—SMITHS Paducah, KY 3—MECUM Davenport, IA 10—BONHAMS Los Angeles, CA The John Staluppi “Cars of Dreams” Collection offered by RM Auctions Vicari — New Orleans Collector Car Auction Where: New Orleans, LA When: December 1 More: www.vicariauction.com Vicari predicts 200 cars for this winter auction, held at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. The consignments are sure to include much American muscle and classics, along with some foreign cars and imports. Star car is the 16th Chevrolet Corvette Pilot Line car for 1963, s/n #00016. The matchingnumbers car is equipped with a fuel-injected 327-ci 360-hp V8 and 4-speed. RM — The John Staluppi “Cars of Dreams” Collection Where: North Palm Beach, FL When: December 1 More: www.rmauctions.com Headlining John Staluppi’s collection of cars from the 1950s and ’60s is a complete series of Chrysler letter cars, from a 1955 Chrysler 300 to a 1962 Chrysler 300H. Important ’50s convertibles include a 1954 Packard Caribbean, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, 1958, ’59 and ’60 Impalas, a number of Oldsmobile 88s and a pair of DeSoto Adventurers. Highlights from the muscle genre are a 1968 Shelby GT500 KR, a Plymouth Superbird and GTX, several GTOs, big-block Chevelles and a 2006 Ford Shelby GT-H convertible — the prototype built by Carroll Shelby and presented to Hertz. Watch the Velocity Channel special, hosted by Keith Martin. Bonhams — Important Motor Cars and Fine Automobilia Where: Brooklands, U.K. 10 When: December 3 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 37/68 cars sold / $4.8m Two modern supercars headline this December sale at Mercedes-Benz World: a 2010 Pagani Zonda F (Bonhams estimate: $800k–$975k) and a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT ($400k–$485k). Also look for big-money pre-war cars, such as a 1931 Invicta 4.5-liter S-type Low Chassis Tourer by Carbodies ($800k–$975k) and a 1938 Jaguar SS100 3.5-liter Sports Two-Seater ($350k–$450k). The 1935 Ford box van featured in the “Dad’s Army” television series ($32k– $50k) is sure to attract a crowd. H&H Sales Ltd. — The Newbury Racecourse Where: Newbury, U.K. When: December 5 More: www.handh.co.uk The star consignments at H&H’s December Newbury Racecourse sale are the ex-Captain Forshaw 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 drophead coupe and the ex-Arthur Archer 1925 Vauxhall OE-Type tourer. Look for lots more British and European sports cars, luxury tourers and racers, with a few collectible lots from farther afield. Mecum Auctions — Kansas City Auction Where: Kansas City, MO When: December 6–8 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 562/844 cars sold / $12,318,254 Heavy hitters at this annual sale of 750 cars include a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 Fuelie convertible, equipped 1931 Invicta 4.5 S-type and 1938 Jaguar SS100 3.5-liter — Bonhams Brooklands Sports Car Market 11—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 14—BONHAMS Harrogate, U.K. 15–17—MECUM Anaheim, CA 16–18—LEAKE Dallas, TX 16–18—McCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 17—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 24—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Houston, TX with 4-speed, 3.36 Posi, power windows, off-road exhaust and Wonderbar radio, in Roman Red with black interior and white soft top; a 1970 Ford Mustang 428 Mach 1 Twister Edition, one of only 96 Twister Editions produced, and one of just 48 bigblock cars; and a trio of PHS-documented GTO Judges. The Raleigh Classic Where: Raleigh, NC When: December 7–8 More: www.raleighclassic.com This twice-annual sale takes place at the climatecontrolled Jim Graham Building at the North Carolina State 26—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 28—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. DECEMBER 1—RM North Palm Beach, FL 1—VICARI New Orleans, LA 3—BONHAMS Brooklands, U.K. 4—COYS London, U.K. 5—H&H Newbury, U.K. 6–8—MECUM Kansas City, MO 7–8—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 18—BARONS Surrey, U.K. JANUARY 10—BONHAMS Las Vegas, NV 10–12—MIDAMERICA Las Vegas, NV 12—COYS Birmingham, U.K. 13–20—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 16–20—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 17—BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ 17–18—RM Phoenix, AZ 18–19—GOODING & CO. Scottsdale, AZ 18–19—SILVER Ft. McDowell, AZ 22–27—MECUM Kissimmee, FL Fairgrounds. It’s just the place to escape the December weather and check out the diverse range of consignments, including lots of American classics, muscle cars and Corvettes. Barons — Annual Yuletide Classic Where: Surrey, U.K. When: December 18 More: www.barons-auctions.com This annual sale happens just in time for last-minute Christmas shopping. The atmosphere is upbeat and easygoing, and the consignments come in a range of price points. Expect plenty of MGs, Triumphs and Minis, with some Bentleys, Rolls and Jags, too. ♦ Courtesy of RM Auctions Courtesy of Bohams

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Inside Line Chester Allen Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. Get crazy this holiday season at Le Jog — four days of intense U.K. driving SCM News Flajole Forerunner to the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, PA. The Flajole was one of the innovative concept cars of the 1950s and represented stylist Bill Flajole’s vision of the future — in fiberglass. “I am making this donation so that the car can be enjoyed by the public, rather than being part of a private collection where only a select few would have access to view it,” Hyman said. The Flajole is now on display at the museum. www.AACAMuseum.org (PA) ■ According to Esquire magazine, Colin Comer, a veteran SCM writer — and Editor at Large for our sister magazine, American Car Collector — has written “the Greatest Car Book of All Time” with Shelby Cobra: Fifty Years. Comer “packs this gorgeous tome with illuminating no-f**king-way interviews and miles-deep photography that tell the sweat-and-blood stories of the car’s legend,” says Esquire. Well done, Colin! ■ Mark Hyman, a longtime SCM friend — and owner of Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars — has donated a one-of-a-kind 1955 12 Events ■ Everyone tends to go a little crazy during the holiday season, but the British go pedal to the max with Le Jog, a “Brilliant, Tough, Challenging, Pleasant Nightmare” of a rally that takes drivers and cars from Land’s End to John O’Groats in cold, rain, mud, and deep water. This four-day, 1,500-mile rally will be December 1–4, and drivers and cars will run through a harrowing series of tests during the drive from southwest England to the north of Scotland. If driving a nice car through mud, ice, snow and even sunshine makes your holiday season complete, sign up now, as this event, believe it or not, fills up quickly each year. The fee is about $3,560, but writing that check is the easiest part of the whole deal. www.hero.org. uk (U.K.) ■ The Essen Motor Show expects more than 340,000 gearheads during the December 1–9 show in — you guessed it — Essen, Germany. New cars, collector cars, car parts and wild events are always part of this huge show. A drifting competition will fill the Motorsport Arena with smoke, and Ford hot rods will be on display. Show organizers also promise a great display of classic cars in the Classic and Prestige Salon. www.essen-motorshow.de (DEU) ■ December in Barcelona, Spain, is Auto Retro time, and this year’s extravaganza runs from December 5 to 9. Auto Retro is one of the biggest car shows in Europe, but it’s not all new cars. Vintage and collector cars are part of each show. This year brings Auto Retro’s first classic-car auction. Stanislas Machoїr Auction House will send cars across the block. Barcelona is a pretty nice place to steal some December sun. Amazing cars, automobilia and gearheads from all over the world abound. www.autoretro.es (ESP) ♦ 1955 Flajole Forerunner now available for viewing at the AACA Museum Sports Car Market

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SCM Contributors DENNIS SIMANAITIS, SCM Contributor, enjoyed more than 33 years as Engineering Editor at Road & Track. He now sees himself as pensioner/proprietor of www. SimanaitisSays.com, his website that is devoted to old, new and future cars; science and technology; vintage airplanes; Sherlockiana; the English language and other stuff. In earlier careers, he worked for the Society of Automotive Engineers (now SAE International) and taught mathematics at the College of the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas. His motorsports interests encompass the mid-1950s and experiences such as the Giants Despair Hillclimb, Caribbean days with the first of two Austin Mini Mokes, and more recent adventures in a Morgan Plus 4. He has recently started writing “Under the Skin,” SCM’s new car technology column, and his thoughts on a 1955 Aston Martin DB3S sports racer are on p. 52. STEVE AHLGRIM, SCM Contributing Editor, taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars — the former Ferrari dealer, where he served as General Manager and Vice President. His first car was a 1964 Nova SS convertible, quickly followed by a 1967 Mustang fastback, a Porsche 914 and a Lotus Europa. He has been involved in concours judging for more than 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. He is chief judge of the Celebration Exotic Car Show in Celebration, FL. He is General Manager of Motorcar Gallery, a Fort Lauderdale, FL, dealership specializing in vintage exotic and collectible automobiles. Turn to p. 38 to read his thoughts on a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder conversion. DALE NOVAK, SCM CONTRIBUTOR, started his gearhead life collecting Hot Wheels as a child. His first car was a dead 1970 Dodge Challenger. His mother gave him two weeks to get it running, which he did, but then quickly discovered that Challengers aren’t meant to go airborne — and that police response time is remarkably fast. He’s been buying, selling and collecting cars ever since, and he enjoys Corvettes and all things Mopar. Novak is a 25-plus-year veteran of the publishing, marketing and advertising design business, and he often picks apart vintage cars as an auction analyst and profile writer for SCM and our sister magazine, American Car Collector. On p. 48, you’ll find his thoughts on the 1998 Dodge Viper GTS-R that sold at Mecum Dallas. MURRAY SMITH, SCM COLUMNIST, is a wellknown figure in both historic and modern motorsport circles. His first cars included a Vauxhall 30/98 and Austin Ulster, and he entered his first race in 1956, in the Ulster, while still at the London School of Economics. He has since competed in a variety of vehicles, from Historic Formula One to Group C, across the globe, from China and Mexico to Le Mans and Lime Rock. Smith is the founder of the Louis Vuitton Classic at Rockefeller Center, and is the chairman of the Lime Rock Historic Festival. A past member of the FIA Formula One Commission, he has also been instrumental in involving major corporations such as Rolex, Chrysler and LVMH in support of vintage and historic events. In this month’s “From the Paddock” on p. 36, he shares with us the people, cars and places of his racing life. 14 Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor and Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com Finding that first Alfa Romeo To Keith Martin: I’ve read your recent articles/ blogs regarding your daughter referring to you as the “cat lady of collecting.” For what it’s worth, I think she’s being hard on you, as it seems she is a direct beneficiary of your collecting habits (“pulling out in your ’67 Alfa for a road trip”). It does, however, raise an interesting question: Would most people rather have one great car or 10 interesting but somewhat less-collectible cars? It would be interesting to hear your view and those from other SCM readers. From my perspective, I live downtown in a major city, so space is a significant determining factor (and while I have other homes, they’re not very conducive to storing cars…. which I’d only periodically get to use). There’s also the whole issue of maintenance, meaning if a collector has 10 cars vs. one car, it means a great deal more work to keep them all maintained and just running. This brings me to my next question (which is the reason for my email) for which I’m hoping you can give me some direction. When I was a teenager, a friend of my family had an Alfa Romeo Berlina. I don’t know what year the car was (I’m guessing between 1967–72), but I was able to borrow it on a half dozen or so occasions, and of all the cars I’ve driven throughout my life, I remember it as perhaps being the most fun. The car was candidly a bit of a beater — some may argue ugly — but it was great. I’ve had many cars over the years from vintage Ferraris (330 GTC, 246 GT, etc…) to Shelbys to countless Porsches and Mercedes, but candidly, none have ever approached the pure driving fun I had with that Alfa. Part of it may be that I live in a large city, and the Alfa was fun to drive everywhere. I’m not sure who said it, but I completely agree with “It’s a lot more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow.” I recently took delivery of a new 2013 Porsche Carrera S, and while it’s a great car, the Alfa 16 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Would most people rather have one great car or 10 interesting but somewhat less-collectible cars? was more fun. So, I’ve resolved to buy my first Alfa (which I should have done years ago). The question is, which one, and I’d greatly appreciate your insight. I’ve also recently (as of a couple of days ago) ordered your book, Keith Martin on Collecting Alfa Romeo, from Amazon (not an inexpensive purchase…it’s no wonder you have so many cars) and should receive it in the next day or two. What prompted this is I’ve continually looked for wellcared-for Alfas in Canada, which are very difficult to find. I’ve very recently found a 1974 GTV with twin Webers (I imagine converted from fuel injection at some point?) that appears to be in excellent condition at a very reputable dealer, albeit at a highish price. I’d of course have a pre-purchase inspection before I bought that car. My question is (and you’ll forgive the very, very longwinded introduction) is this the model to purchase (GTV 2000), or should I continue what seems like a never-ending search for an Alfa with the 1750 engine (a GTV or Duetto or Guilia Sprint GT), which may be more fun to drive? All to say, which model in your opinion delivers the best driving experience (and at 6 feet 2 inches but fit, which one can I fit in)? While I’d candidly love to find a 1600 GTA Stradale or Corsa, other than seeing the very occasional one come up at auction (where I candidly don’t have enough knowledge to buy at) I’ve never been able to find one anywhere, and I have no idea how they drive. I understand that other than the Stradale or Corsa, the cars I’m looking at are not necessarily collectible, but they’re a lot of fun to drive. Any direction you could give would be greatly appreciated. — Andrew H. Federer, Toronto, Canada Keith Martin responds: Andrew, thanks for your long and thoughtful post. You pose two interesting questions, the first being, should a collector strive for one great car or multiple lesser-quality cars. That’s a very good question, and one we are struggling with right now. You are correct that storage and maintenance become larger factors with each car you add. In fact, it seems like every day we are running one of our old cars somewhere for something — from broken cooling system relays to broken fuel pickups to oxygen sensor lights coming on to fuel leaks. It never seems to end, and the less the cars are driven, the worse it gets. On the other hand, having just one “great” car means there are very few events you can join. If you’ve got a Porsche, it’s Porsche time or no time. Same with Alfa, BMW and so on. Our preference is to have Alfas to run with the Alfa gang, BMWs when its strudel-time and Porsches when we just need to hang out with the air sucker guys. In my opinion, we are in the golden age of affordable classics, where you can find cars from 25 to 50 years old that are well under $50,000 — and sometimes under $20,000 — that can provide visceral experiences from a different age of driving. So, our choice is to have a Sports Car Market

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You Write We Read Ad Index 2shores International .................................. 101 Alan Taylor Company, Inc ..........................111 American Car Collector ............................. 125 Artcurial ....................................................... 33 Aston Martin of New England ................... 105 Auctions America ......................................... 11 Automotive Restorations Inc. .................... 121 Barrett-Jackson ............................................ 17 Bennett Law Office ...................................... 92 Blackhawk Musem ....................................... 97 Bob Smith Coachworks, inc. ....................... 95 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance ............... 71 Bonhams / SF ......................................... 13, 15 Canepa .......................................................... 37 Cavallino Events .......................................... 23 Century 1031 Exchange, Inc. ..................... 125 Charles Prince Classic Cars ......................... 91 Chubb Personal Insurance .............................. 9 Classic Motorcar Auctions ........................... 89 Classic Restoration ....................................... 79 Classic Showcase ......................................... 77 CMC Classic Model Cars .......................... 115 Copley Motorcars ....................................... 106 Driversource Houston LLC .................... 45, 93 European Collectibles ................................ 113 Exotic Classics ........................................... 125 Fantasy Junction ......................................... 109 Gooding & Company ..................................... 2 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance ... 67 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ......................... 113 Hamann Classic Cars ................................. 132 Heacock Classic .......................................... 19 Heritage Classics .......................................... 59 Hyman, LTD ................................................ 65 Inpelle ........................................................ 109 Intercity Lines .............................................. 27 JC Taylor ...................................................... 57 Jeff Brynan ................................................. 125 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 123 Kidston ........................................................... 5 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd ............. 61 Mershon’s World Of Cars ............................ 89 Mid America Auctions ................................. 73 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ...................... 106 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. .......... 121 Motorcar Portfolio ....................................... 89 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ............... 35 Paramount Classic Cars ............................... 87 Park Place LTD ............................................ 53 Paul Russell And Company ....................... 101 Premier Financial Services ........................ 131 Putnam Leasing ............................................ 45 Reliable Carriers .......................................... 55 RM Auctions .................................................. 7 Road Scholars .............................................. 81 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo ......................... 115 RPM Auto Books ....................................... 125 Russo & Steele LLC .................................... 21 Silver Collector Car Auctions ...................... 31 Sports & Specialist Cars ............................ 107 Sports Car Market ...............................116, 119 SWISSVAX AG ........................................... 75 Symbolic Motor Car Co ................................. 3 T. Rutlands ................................................... 83 The Auto Collections ................................... 85 The Finish Line .......................................... 121 The Last Detail ........................................... 105 The Stable, Ltd. ............................................ 69 Vicari Auctions ............................................. 63 VintageAutoPosters.com ............................ 121 18 You Write We Read buffet sampler of old cars in the garage, limited only by how much space we have. As to the Alfa experience, you are making things more complicated than they need to be. Stop looking for the “best choice” and start looking for the “best car.” As far as engines, until you get to be a sophisticated Alfisti, the difference between a 1600 and a 1750 will be irrelevant. I’ve got Alfas with 1300, 1600, 1750 and 2000 engines, and enjoy them all for wildly different reasons. What you do want is a carbureted car, which should be easier to find in Canada. Unless Wes Ingram has been through a SPICA system, by now it is just a nightmare of solenoids and injectors that exist to make you crazy. As far as Duetto vs. Berlina vs. GTV, my first response would be to get one of each. However, if you must have just one, I’d keep my eye open and test drive every decent one that comes along. That will also answer your fitment question. What’s the worst that can happen? Let’s say you buy a GTV and decide after a year that you’d rather have a convertible. Sell the GTV and buy a Duetto. Further, after a year’s ownership experience, you’ll know a lot more about what you do and don’t like about Alfas. Personally, I’m looking for a decent Berlina for my collection, but I’m a patient guy, as there aren’t many out there. The most important step is to jump in and buy your first Alfa. Try to buy a really nice one so you get to experience “Alfa” instead of “repair bills.” Once you’re on the roller coaster, there’s no going back. But until you actually get on, you’ll just thrash around in a world full of theoretical questions that can only be answered by experience. Ford GT price points To the Editor: Just finished the October issue — another good one. A couple of comments: First — regarding the price escalation of the Ford GTs (American Profile, p. 56) — the Ford GT is a highly unusual piece: a very desirable, limitedproduction supercar from a Who’s the Best? It’s No Mystery Wearing their SCM hats, the two reigning SCM Mystery Photo Champions meet at the Baja Cantina during the 2012 Monterey Car Week: George Giese (left) of Portland, OR, and Norman Vogel of San Francisco, CA major manufacturer (with a huge fan following in collector circles) that has no real predecessors or successors (at least to date). This unusual circumstance is the overriding factor driving Ford GT price escalation. Imagine how desirable (and valuable) a Ferrari 360 Modena (Ford GT contemporary) would be today if Ferrari had stopped making sports cars in 2005 (meaning no F430 or 458 Italia). Imagine what would happen to Ford GT prices if Ford began producing the Ford GT Mk II, a similar car with 150 more horsepower and a long list of improvements/enhancements. Or, imagine if Chevrolet had never produced any Corvettes (or any cars of that ilk), and then suddenly dropped 4,000 ZR-1s on the market with no successor in sight. What kind of stir would that cause? How sought after would they be? In fact, I can think of only three cars that fall into a similar situation as the Ford GT. The Toyota 2000GT and the BMW M1 (both of which have attained collectible status), and the new Lexus LFA (the jury is out on this one, but I believe the questionable styling will preclude wide desirability). And, regarding Maserati values versus those of Aston Martins (Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed market report on a 1963 Maserati Sebring coupe, p. 72): Two factors make Astons more valuable. The first can be summed up in three words: Bond, James Bond. The DB5 in “Goldfinger” made an indelible impression on the brain of virtually every Baby Boomer (today’s collectors): Aston Martin equals cool, sexy and exotic. That link has been reinforced with the use of Astons in later Bond movies. I cannot think of any com- mercial tie-in that has done so much for a product. Maserati has no such advantage. The best I can come up with is a reference in a Joe Walsh song (“My Maserati does 185, I lost my license, now I don’t drive.”). And, secondly, Aston Martin is the epitome of the post-war English sports car. No other comes close. If you have the money and you favor British, you buy an Aston. On the other hand, Maserati runs a poor third (behind the worldwide god known as Ferrari and the ultra-exotic Lamborghini) in the hierarchy of Italian sports cars. These two factors will always mean an equivalent Maserati will be worth less than its Aston counterpart. — John Ratto, Las Vegas, NV ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Hamilton Pulsar: The First Fully Electronic Watch light that weakly illuminates history was that emitted from ut of the Hamilton Pulsar, the t fully electronic watch. gh many watch collectors logists would like to pretend e electronic watch craze of 0s through 1980s never hapit is not fair to do so. To look ches as works of art, expresof personal style and shrines precise micro-engineering out including the highly ace — yet cumbersome — early y-powered watches that aron the market in the late 1950s be a dishonor to the pioneers y scientific specialties. These s brought microcircuit design, ys, LCD displays and, maybe tly, miniature power-cell tech- Pieces by Alex Hofberg Hamilton Pulsar: The First Fully Electronic Watch light that weakly illuminates history was that emitted from ut of the Hamilton Pulsar, the t fully electronic watch. gh many watch collectors logists would like to pretend e electronic watch craze of 0s through 1980s never hap- it is not fair to do so. To look ches as works of art, expres- of personal style and shrines precise micro-engineering out including the highly ac- e — yet cumbersome — early y-powered watches that ar- on the market in the late 1950s be a dishonor to the pioneers y scientific specialties. These s brought microcircuit design, ys, LCD displays and, maybe tly, miniature power-cell tech- AfteAfter numerous attempts to electrify the wrist- watch, some of which met with more success than others, watch designers in the late 1960s found themselves with the components and technology necessary to build a fully electronic watch rather than using a power cell to propel a mechanical gear train. The first watch to combine the new technologies of the LED dis- play, ICs, and a quartz crystal to generate a steady impulse was the Pulsar watch, which debuted in 1972. The watch was developed in a joint venture with Hamilton and a technical firm known as ElectroData. The first model, made in solid 18k gold and sold for $2,100, was plagued with immediate technical failures and was recalled. The circuit was redesigned and shortly after reissued. Stainless-steel and gold-filled models that followed proved reliable and accurate, and they sold in large quantities. Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Good Guys Wear White These ecru denim coverall boast a level of detail and craftsmanship rarely seen in garments of the 21st century. In fact, they’d be just the thing to wear while wrenching on your show car on, say, the Pebble Beach Concours field. Constructed of 14-ounce Japanese-loomed redline selvedge denim, they feature padded knees, shoulders and neck, adjustable wrist and leg cuffs, numerous generously sized pockets, brass buckles and matte zinc buttons secured by copper wir and rivets. Offered exclusively by Bench and Loom’s limited “Driving Shop,” this October– December. $498 from www.benchandloom.com. The display was covered and magnified by a thick wafer of syn- thetic ruby that served as the watch crystal. Beneath was the line of seven segment LEDs, which formed digital numerals to flash the time, and later, the date. As wrist wear prohibited large, powerful battery cells, the power consumption of the circuit and the display was a critical barrier and a significant compromise was made to only illuminate the display when the user pushed a button rather than displaying a constant readout, thus saving battery life. Interestingly, the push button on the early versions served only to activate the light and did not have any ability to set the time. The clasp had a hidden compartment that housed a small magnet. When applied to the rear of the watch, the magnet advanced the clock count to change the time. Pulsars, and the other brands that were introduced to compete with them, were popular with consumers and sold well regardless of their limitations. Most annoyingly, the user needed to reach the push button with the opposite hand to activate the display (which recently proved difficult on my motorcycle). Other drawbacks included relatively short battery life, and direct sunlight made the display almost impossible to read. By 1976, watch manufacturers were moving to the new tech- nology of liquid crystal display — known as LCD — which used far less energy to illuminate, and the brief reign of the LED watch was ended. As the technology was so short-lived — and so iconic in appearance — the survivors of this genre are rather collectible. There are only roughly 40 solid-gold Pulsar P1s known to exist, and they can trade between $10,000 to $20,000, but the stainless-steel and gold-filled models can be found for $300 to $500. Floor Your Passengers Add an impossibly luxurious custom touch where it’s least expected — the floor. These leather mats from Inpelle are handmade in Italy using special tanning processes for a soft, supple, elegant touch that is also durable and stainproof. Even stiletto heels won’t damage them. Mats for all current makes and models are available, and custom Time Piec ime Pieces by Alex Hofberg H eces by Alex Hofberg Hamilton Pulsar: The First Fully Electronic Watch light that weakly illuminates history was that emitted from ut of the Hamilton Pulsar, the t fully electronic watch. gh many watch collectors logists would like to pretend e electronic watch craze of 0s through 1980s never hap- it is not fair to do so. To look ches as works of art, expres- of personal style and shrines precise micro-engineering out including the highly ac- e — yet cumbersome — early y-powered watches that ar- on the market in the late 1950s be a dishonor to the pioneers y scientific specialties. These s brought microcircuit design, ys, LCD displays and, maybe tly, miniature power-cell tech- After numerous attempts to electrify the wrist- watch, some of which met with more success than others, watch de- signers in the late 1960s found themselves with the components and technology necessary to build a fully electronic watch rather than using a power cell to propel a mechanical gear train. The first watch to combine the new technologies of the LED dis- play, ICs, and a quartz crystal to generate a steady impulse was the Pulsar watch, which debuted in 1972. The watch was developed in a joint venture with Hamilton and a technical firm known as Electro- Data. The first model, made in solid 18k gold and sold for $2,100, was plagued with immediate technical failures and was recalled. The circuit was redesigned and shortly after reissued. Stainless-steel and gold-filled models that followed proved reliable and accurate, and they sold in large quantities. Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Good Guys Wear White These ecru denim coverall boast a level of detail and craftsmanship rarely seen in garments of the 21st century. In fact, they’d be just the thing to wear while wrenching on your show car on, say, the Pebble Beach Concours field. Constructed of 14-ounce Japanese-loomed redline selvedge denim, they feature padded knees, shoulders and neck, adjustable wrist and leg cuffs, numerous generously sized pockets, brass buckles and matte zinc buttons secured by copper wir and rivets. Offered exclusively by Bench and Loom’s limited “Driving Shop,” this October– December. $498 from www.benchandloom.com. The display was covered and magnified by a thick wafer of syn- thetic ruby that served as the watch crystal. Beneath was the line of seven segment LEDs, which formed digital numerals to flash the time, and later, the date. As wrist wear prohibited large, powerful battery cells, the power consumption of the circuit and the display was a critical barrier and a significant compromise was made to only illuminate the display when the user pushed a button rather than displaying a constant read- out, thus saving battery life. Interestingly, the push button on the early versions served only to activate the light and did not have any ability to set the time. The clasp had a hidden compartment that housed a small magnet. When applied to the rear of the watch, the magnet advanced the clock count to change the time. Pulsars, and the other brands that were introduced to compete with them, were popular with consumers and sold well regardless of their limitations. Most annoyingly, the user needed to reach the push button with the opposite hand to activate the display (which recently proved difficult on my motorcycle). Other drawbacks included rela- tively short battery life, and direct sunlight made the display almost impossible to read. By 1976, watch manufacturers were moving to the new tech- nology of liquid crystal display — known as LCD — which used far less energy to illuminate, and the brief reign of the LED watch was ended. As the technology was so short-lived — and so iconic in appearance — the survivors of this genre are rather collectible. There are only roughly 40 solid-gold Pulsar P1s known to exist, and they can trade between $10,000 to $20,000, but the stainless-steel and gold-filled models can be found for $300 to $500. Floor Your Passengers Add an impossibly luxurious custom touch where it’s least expected — the floor. These leather mats from Inpelle are handmade in Italy using special tanning processes for a soft, supple, elegant touch that is also durable and stainproof. Even stiletto heels won’t damage them. Mats for all current makes and models are available, and custom Details Details Production Date: 1972 Best Place to Wear One: To a screening of “2001: A Space Odyssey” Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/Service Availability: Cool Factor: Web: www.oldpulsars.com is best): 20

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder This is one of my favorite cars, and I am not alone. Practically every variant of the California Spyder has been replicated by so many model manufacturers — in scales ranging from diminutive 1:43 all the way up to huge 1:3 — if you count the trellis (aka framework only) and engine from Terzo Dalia. Christmas has come early with the latest 1:18 scale release from CMC Classical Models. Simply put, their California Spyder models are absolutely stunning. Not only have my friends at CMC put out the obvious auction red/tan, top-down version, but they are also producing three other color variants, and each of those comes with a removable hard top. They are: black with silver top and red interior, silver with black top and black interior, or as seen in the sample shown here — all blue with beige interior. The red version without the hard top is the standard open-run edition, and is priced at $438. For just a few dollars more, you can acquire one of the limited-edition models with hard top at $449. Realistically, though, the three limited editions are not that limited, as 2,500 of each are on the way. Overall, the shape, look, feel, and fit and finish of all 1,634 parts on each model are close to flawless. The high-gloss, hand-rubbed paint is free of any imperfections. They look like miniatures of perfectly restored cars. There is no question that a staggering amount of effort and engineering has gone into producing these models. About the only thing they don’t do is leak oil. There is an amazing amount of detail everywhere. A few of the surprises for me (all good) were features such as a functional trunk Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Frank Lockhart: American Speed King By Sarah Morgan-Wu and James O’Keefe, Racemaker Press, 256 pages, $75.00 (Amazon) He was a baby-faced youngster. In photo after photo, the “Boy Wonder’s” wry smile is framed by white helmet and goggles, and in almost every one he looks like the guy in high school who just pulled an awesome prank and got away with it. But he never got the chance to age. From the time he was first noticed on the dirt tracks of Los Angeles in 1923, it was only five short years until his death. But in those five short years, Frank Lockhart achieved so much, from winning the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie to taking a then-radical approach to setting a land-speed record: small engine and sleek aerodynamics. Along the way, he created engineering history while becoming famous on racetracks. Lockhart got a patent for creation of the intercooler, and he designed sophisticated race cars and a land-speed-record car for Stutz. Behind the wheel, he was tearing up the board tracks in 1926 (winning eight times and placing in the top five 14 times in 22 starts). He was winning races in a Frontenac-prepared Ford against the more-successful Millers and Duesenbergs, which led to his drive in a Miller for his first Indy 500. In the race, he started 20th, moved quickly through the field, finally win- ning as a rookie as rain ended the race early. He was only to race at Indianapolis once more, taking the pole in 1927 and leading 110 of 120 laps before retiring with a blown engine. The smile, the skills behind the wheel and the engineering genius all came to an end on the sands at Daytona as Lockhart lost 22 control when a tire exploded at nearly 200 mph in the Stutz he designed. For the first book from a new imprint, Racemaker Press, comes the first biography of Lockhart, who was as well known in the early 1920s as Ralph DePalma and Wilbur Shaw but rarely mentioned today. With the focus of historians, Sarah Morgan-Wu and James O’Keefe have created as much a research paper as a biography, with a clear-eyed emphasis on heavily researched archive material, photos, race records and statistics. And it turns out there is plenty to tell about Frank Lockhart, who achieved greatness in a short window of time, leaving unanswered what might have been. Provenance: Sarah Morgan-Wu is a writer, researcher and historian who has spent 20 years delving in the history of automobile racing, and James O’Keefe is the statistician/historian behind the O’Keefe Winners Database and The Winner’s Book, listing racing events from 1895 to 2009. Between the two, you know the facts have been dredged from every available source, checked and checked again. Fit and finish: Simple, clean typography and well-reprinted period images are the key here. Nothing fancy gets in the way of the scholarship, and there is little in the way of adornment. Drivability: There is much to like about Frank Lockhart and the ap- proach that Morgan-Wu and O’Keefe have taken — and so much that’s missing. The prose, like the design, is spare and unadorned. It’s a book of facts, daring you to know more than the authors. They tell a fascinating, concise story about a racer’s sadly short, important career. ♦ Sports Car Market latch mechanism (although difficult to operate), beautifully replicated headlight lenses with legible Marchal emblems, and a simulated wood rim steering wheel that I had to examine with my magnifier to see if it was real wood or just one of the best I have seen in years. Functional knockoff spinners on the Borrani wheels have stamped centers, which gives a bit of dimension! The Borranis look great, with perfectly installed individual spokes, truing nuts, and valve stems — but the somewhat dull finish lets them down a little. If only the rims had been polished..... That said, the contemporary — but highly accurate — miniature Michelin XWX tires with all tread and sidewall detailing do offset that. If you want a real feast for your eyes then you will love Model Details Production Date: 2012 and on Quantity: The red standard edition is open ended. There are three limited-edition hard-top versions of 2,500 models apiece. SCM Five-Star Rating: Overal Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.cmc-modelcars.de/us the fully detailed chassis and engine with all the ancillaries. Fuel lines, throttle linkage, hoses. wires, clamps, labels, and so much more — all packed into a compartment barely 2.5 inches long. As with all CMC Ferrari models, the highly detailed interior is trimmed in leather, which has not worked well in the past. This time around, we’re treated to a huge improvement. Except for the door pockets not being terribly accurate, the rest of the interior trimming is fantastic, especially the seats with separately applied piping. The dash gauges are there and legible, al- though all of the switches below the central group are a little oversized. Fitting the detailed hard top takes just a bit of patience and care, but it goes on without much effort. I’ve never been able to choose just one good bottle of wine ... This model looks wonderful in each color combination, hence offering many possibilities to display all four together. .

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Affordable Classic Best Cars for $10k to $20k Five Investments in Cheap Fun These are cars that enthusiasts can love, but they won’t make you rich flipping them at the next auction by Reid Trummel They also make a terrific first-time do-it-yourself restoration project. They don’t take up much garage space, they don’t burn much fuel, they’re simple to maintain and repair, and with 43 to 65 horsepower (depending on the engine), you’ll be almost speeding-ticket proof. What’s not to like? Well, they might be too quirky for some, but if you’re adequately self-assured to rock a Bugeye, you’ll likely find one to be tremendous fun with a reasonable prospect of modest appreciation in the mid-to-long term. 1966–68 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider Immortalized by Dustin Hoffman driving one in the lead role of Benjamin Braddock in the 1967 movie “The Graduate,” the Duetto is prized for its pleasingly symmetrical round-tail design, its precision handling and its free-revving 1,570-cc twin overhead cam engine with dual Weber two-barrel, side-draft carburetors. The surprisingly spacious interior accommo- W dates just about anyone smaller than your typical NFL linebacker, and under that signature clamshell trunk lid is enough space to carry Imelda Marcos’ entire collection of driving shoes. e live in a Golden Age of classic cars. There are so many choices that selecting your first or next classic car has probably never presented as many good options as it does now. While prices of the blue-chip cars continue to climb to infinity and beyond, we’re also blessed with many good choices at the “affordable” end of the spectrum — what we might call the “white-chip cars.” These are cars that enthusiasts can love, but they won’t make you rich flipping them at the next auction. For those with champagne taste but a beer budget, here are five standouts that deserve your consideration — all in the $10k–$20k range. I’ve selected one from each of the big five carproducing countries — just to be fair. 1958–61 Austin-Healey Sprite The Bugeye. Is there a more iconic, en- dearing, smile-producing, historically significant car on the planet? And talk about an absolute hoot to drive! At the upper end of our target price range, you should find a stellar example, and very good examples can be had near the lower end. Opt for one with a 1,098-cc or 1,275-cc engine transplant. It’s a common mod, and they look the same as the 948-cc original — but they have enough added power to make a real difference. The idea of matching-numbers has not caught on with the Sprite-owning crowd. There were almost 49,000 of the cars made, and the good news is that it seems like only about 100,000 of them have survived. Parts availability is great, and a dedicated — if slightly offbeat — community of owners provides excellent support. 24 Sports Car Market Some have opted to replace the original mill with Alfa’s later 2-liter engine, but the change in appearance and weight is barely noticeable, so just enjoy the additional power. And the sound. It’s pure Alfa once you get it wound up to 3,500-plus rpm, and that’s where you’ll want to drive it anyway. Just rev it. Very decent Duettos are available at the upper end of our target price range, but that may not last long, as prices for the predecessor models, the Giulia and Giulietta Spiders, are two to three times that of a Duetto. It was a short-lived model that was not even imported to the United States in its last year of production, but there is a reasonable supply of good cars available if you look hard enough. Buy now.

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1968–82 Corvette Love ’em, hate ’em, or just don’t care about ’em — either way, these C3 Corvettes are icons among icons and they aren’t going anywhere. Although their prices might. Just look at the prices of C1 (1953–62) and C2 (1963–67) Corvettes, and you might ask yourself, where will C3 Corvette prices probably go? Meantime, you can easily own one of these power- ful symbols of American car culture within our target price range. Compared with our other selections here, the C3 Corvette is a blunt instrument, but there’s a time and a place for that. Some roads just have to be beaten into submission. And face it, a little of the juvenile delinquent lurks in many of us car lovers, and nothing quite screams “JD!” like a C3 ’Vette. We both know that you’ve already thought about owning one. Man up and get your first Corvette now while the getting is good. 1970–73 Datsun 240Z I still laugh about a classified ad I once read for a used 240Z. It said: “This is not your typical hammered, white-trash-owned 240Z.” In its day, the 240Z was inexpensive performance, so they tended to be treated like inexpensive things and not, ahem, meticulously maintained. As a result, you may have to really search to find one that wasn’t routinely driven like a stolen car. However, some have likened them to a successor to the Big Healey (did I really repeat that in my out-loud voice?), but even if that image leaves you shuddering, recall that the Z has a straight six and SU carbs. Coincidence? Recall that you can barely buy a Big Healey resto project in our target price range, and the passage of time has given the 240Z a new respect. It was groundbreaking. It was snazzy. It was affordable, and you’ll find some of the best ones within our target price range. So scan the ads for that exceptional 240Z that wasn’t hammered too much or stolen too often. It’s probably not a great “investment,” but at their price point, you can’t go far wrong, so just buy it because it’s fun to drive. 1969–76 Porsche 914 I agree, the style of the 914 is an acquired taste, but this car is a taste worth acquiring — and driving. You won’t have to work hard on the driving bit, as it is fabulous right from the start. Get over the “VW-Porsche” label they gave these cars in Europe. Get over the outcast status in (some) Porsche circles. Get into the go-kart handling with its point-and-squirt steering, those wonderfully garish 1970s colors, and if cargo capacity is important to you, you’ll find a trunk at both the front and the rear. The targa top panel even stows nicely in the rear trunk without hogging all the luggage space. The mid-engine design is great for near-neutral handling, although engine access is only through a narrow panel immediately behind the rear windshield. No matter. Expect VW-grade reliability and economy. Some have been predicting that 914 prices are poised to rise significantly, but so far it hasn’t happened. However, sooner or later it may come true, so shop now while you can get a very good example even at the lower end of our price range. They may or may not be poised to double in value, but either way there is no better way to let your freak flag fly than driving a 914. So there are five recommendations for white-chip investments. Maybe “white-chip bets” would be more apt. Remember that you don’t win every bet, and even if you double your money, you still gain only another white chip. While these cars aren’t ever likely to be big money-makers, they’re important in their own way, fun, have bags of character, and will definitely return many smiles on investment. ♦ December 2012 25

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Legal Files John Draneas Who Owns This Ferrari Testa Rossa? One takeaway for the savvy car collector is that certificates of title are not always as good as gold the TR. That approach was pretty smart, as it legally put Bob into the bank’s shoes. Asserting his rights as both the rightful owner of the TR and the secured party by way of succession to the bank’s position, Bob filed suit to recover the Testa Rossa in Oklahoma state court. The buyer responded by having the claim dismissed for lack of jurisdiction, as it had no connection to Oklahoma. Bob responded by filing suit against the buyer in fed- eral court in Montana, the state in which the buyer was formed. The buyer responded by asking that the case be transferred to federal court in the broker’s state, where everything occurred. As of this writing, that motion is still pending. Confused yet? Don’t feel bad. That is a lot of compli- Unfortunately, a seemingly clear certificate of title is not foolproof “J im” thought he had a smoking deal — $3,650,000 for a 1956 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa. He thought he could easily flip the TR for a quick profit. All he needed was $3,650,000. So, Jim called his stepbrother-in-law, “Bob,” for financial help. Bob thought the TR deal sounded like a good idea, so he contacted his bank, which agreed to loan the $3,650,000 against the Ferrari. According to Bob, Jim advised him to run the transaction through a shell company. The shell company borrowed the $3,650,000 from the bank, and the bank secured the loan with a security interest in the TR, which it perfected by filing with the Oklahoma UCC filing office. Then the flip turned into a flop. The TR was still unsold when the loan matured. The bank demanded payment and then filed suit to recover the TR. The court granted possession of the TR to the bank, which then entered into an arrangement to leave the TR with Jim. Jim was confident he could find a buyer, but he agreed to keep the TR in Oklahoma, pending sale. Apparently, Jim was having trouble finding a local buyer, so he entered into a consignment agreement with an East Coast broker experienced in selling Ferraris. The broker advised Jim that the sale would be easier if he had the Ferrari in his showroom — and if there were a certificate of title for the TR. Jim agreed, sent the TR to the broker and obtained an Oklahoma certificate of title on the TR showing the shell company as the owner. The newly issued certificate of title did not show a lien on the car in favor of the bank. The broker negotiated a deal to sell the TR to an apparently innocent buyer. The buyer is an LLC organized in Montana, but its business activities, buying and selling classic cars, are conducted exclusively in another East Coast state. The sales price was a disappointing $1,950,000. Jim sold the car to the buyer, giving it both a bill of sale and an assignment of the Oklahoma certificate of title. Jim contends that Bob approved the sale, which Bob denies. The buyer paid the full amount of the purchase price and took possession of the TR. Then, Bob decided he wanted the Testa Rossa back. The maneuvers begin The lawsuit filings don’t tell us why, but the Montana company then trans- ferred ownership of the TR (which was already in the possession of the buyer) to Bob, with the bank’s consent. The bank must have thought that things were getting too weird at this point, so they pressed Bob for payment. Bob paid off the bank but structured the transaction as the purchase of their note, security interest and interest in 26 cated background. But we can still address the two key legal issues: • Where will this case finally find a home? • Who is entitled to the TR — the bank, because of its security interest and lien, or the buyer, because he paid for it? Where do we party? Bob chose to file his lawsuit in Oklahoma state court, probably because that was where Jim and the bank were — and that was where the TR was supposed to stay. Bob’s problem was that the buyer had the Ferrari, so he had to sue them to get it back. But the buyer correctly pointed out that it could not be sued in an Oklahoma state court. State court jurisdiction is based upon significant con- tacts on the part of a defendant within a state. Since the buyer had no connection with Oklahoma, the suit was dismissed. Lack of state court jurisdiction is a common problem when dealing with complex transactions with parties in multiple states, so this is why these cases usually end up in federal court. Federal court jurisdiction is based upon residency. A U.S. resident is subject to the jurisdiction of every federal court in the country. However, the issue becomes one of venue. Although you can be sued in any federal court in the country, you can move the lawsuit, or venue, to whichever federal district essentially makes the most sense under the circumstances of the case. The buyer’s brief looks very impressive. It would seem that the case is going to be moved to the broker’s state. Does all this sound expensive? We’re just getting started! Any dealers here? Who gets the TR is the more complicated question. It may depend upon who initially owned the TR and which of the parties are and are not considered to be dealers. Under the Uniform Commercial Code, if a vehicle is entrusted to a dealer, a purchaser will usually obtain clear title — even if the owner does not get his money or the sale is otherwise in violation of the owner’s agreement. A related analysis applies to the bank’s security inter- Sports Car Market

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est. To be valid against a subsequent purchaser of a car, a security interest must be perfected. With a vehicle, perfection is usually accomplished by having the secured party identified on the certificate of title, which did not happen here. But if the owner is a dealer, the security interest can be perfected by filing a financing statement in the UCC records office, which is what the bank did. Thus, dealer status is important. The first potential dealer is the shell company. Bob and the buyer both allege that the shell company never really owned the car, but merely took title as an “accommodation party” or “nominee,” whereby it held title for the benefit of someone else, sort of like a trustee. Bob claims that the shell company was a nominee for him, which would establish his ownership of the TR. The buyer points to an agreement that identifies 33 cars for which the shell company was acting as nominee for Jim — and which gives Jim the right to sell the cars. Both positions would seem to undercut the perfec- tion (and effectiveness) of the bank’s security interest. If the shell company were a dealer, the bank’s UCC filing would ordinarily perfect its security interest. But that wouldn’t be the case if the shell company did not really own the car in the first place. The broker is certainly a dealer. But for him to be able to pass good title, the TR would have had to be entrusted to him by its owner. Since it appears that Jim (or the shell company) gave the car to the broker, there would be no entrustment if Bob was the real owner. With no entrustment by the owner, the broker would not be able to pass good title to the buyer. There is another reason that the broker’s dealer status may not matter. He does not seem to be the one who sold the car to the buyer — Jim did. The broker negotiated and arranged the sale, but the buyer received a bill of sale and an assignment of the certificate of title from Jim. That makes it appear that Jim (or the shell company) was the seller, not the broker. But what if the bank was the owner? It clearly entrusted the TR to Jim, and if Jim was a dealer, he might be able to pass good title to the buyer. That’s a tough situation because the bank doesn’t seem to have been the owner of the car — it was just a lender that claimed a security interest in the car. In its lawsuit, it was only awarded possession of the TR, not ownership. Finally, the buyer might well be a dealer. If so, the UCC rule that a dealer can pass good title might not apply, because it only applies when the sale is in the ordinary course of business, and a dealer-to-dealer sale might not be. Certificates aren’t foolproof Confused now? You deserve to be. There are a lot of facts floating around here, and we have no way of really knowing what really happened. We’ll have to wait and see how the litigation proceeds. But one takeaway for the savvy car collector is that certificates of title are not always as good as gold. This Legal File demonstrates that Jim was somehow able to obtain a seemingly valid Oklahoma certificate of title when his ownership of the TR was, to say the least, subject to question. The Legal Files experience has been that almost all true car collectors are depend- able and honest people. However, it is unfortunately all too easy for a crook to masquerade as a true car collector. Today, it probably isn’t enough to blindly rely upon a seemingly clear certificate of title. When it has been recently issued — or when it has been issued by a state that appears to be foreign to the car or the transaction — it may be a signal that further investigation is warranted. Thankfully, there are a variety of registries, clubs and experts who can assist you in researching the history of a car before you buy it. They are often a much better resource than a state’s motor vehicle department. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. December 2012 27

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Feature 2012 Goodwood Revival Lawn Party and Vintage Racing Three GTOs of the 15 present actually raced in the Royal Automobile Tourist Trophy race, and the grid’s total value was more than $300 million By Robert Ames Of 15 Ferrari 250 GTOs present, three raced in the Royal Automobile Tourist Trophy challenge I 28 suspect the Goodwood Revival is on more bucket lists than any other motoring event in the world. It’s not on mine. For me it’s an annual pilgrimage, an absolute don’t-miss. I’ll admit that each year I head for home and wonder what Lord March has done that will keep me coming back after 15 years of this three-day mix of vintage racing and lawn party in the English countryside. This year there wasn’t much question as to the biggest attraction — the greatest gathering of Silver Arrows since before World War II and probably ever. These pre-war Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union Grand Prix cars put on quite a show on the track. Great drivers, eye-watering fuels and noise like you’ve never heard from Auto Union Types A to D and Mercedes-Benz W25 to W165. Good luck topping this next year, Lord March. Yet every year he seems to pull Details Plan ahead: September 13–15, 2013 Where: Goodwood Estate, Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. Cost: Three days of admission is $182 More: www.goodwood.co.uk it off. A hallmark of Goodwood is a willingness to try things that have not been done before — while building on much-loved traditions and investing in the event’s future. The physical changes this year included an authentic re-creation of the paddock shelters of the Bremgarten Circuit, which was home to the Swiss Grand Prix during the heyday of the Silver Arrows. Then there were the tons of sand brought in to create the Lawrence of Arabia camp adjacent to the Driver’s Club, complete with Rolls-Royce armored car, de Havilland Tiger Moth airplane, Brough Superior SS 100 motorcycle and the man himself in burnoose and flowing robes. The Settrington Cup featuring Austin J40 pedal cars for the 9-and-younger set Sports Car Market

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Feature 2012 Beaulieu Autojumble At the other end of the scale spectrum was the Settrington Cup, a race for Austin J40 pedal cars driven by youngsters up to age 9. Twentynine beautifully restored entries took a Le Mans start. Rules limiting participation to stock configuration were enforced, so no roller cams and carbon fiber in this one! George Collings won on Saturday, but on Sunday Florence Hall trounced the 18 boys in the field. Great fun. The 50th anniversaries of the Ferrari 250 GTO and the Shelby Cobra were celebrated. Three GTOs of the 15 present actually raced in the Royal Automobile Tourist Trophy race, and the grid’s total value was more than $300 million. Winner of the one-hour race was the team of Martin Brundle and Adrian Newey and their Jaguar E-type Lightweight. Yes, it was that Adrian Newey, the Red Bull designer. Never take a knife to a gunfight. Rob Hall and co-driver Andrew Wolfe drove a Shelby Cobra 289 to victory in the Shelby Cup Race. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO Gill Campbell was with us again this year, and longtime SCM contributor Mark Wigginton, Portland International Raceway general manager, also was along. SCM contributor Miles Collier brought his 1939 Mercedes W154 along for the Silver Arrow demonstrations. Collier is a longtime supporter of both the Goodwood Festival and Revival, but there were other U.S. vintage collectors/racers with us for the first time as drivers. SCMer Jon Shirley drove both his Alfa P2 and his Ferrari 250 GTO. SCMer Cam Healey filled a last-minute Porsche 904 cancellation by flying his 6-cylinder example in. No one turns down Lord March! Of course, the Revival sold out again. Obviously I’m not alone in believing it is a “must-do.” What Lord March has accomplished is the envy of every automotive event promoter. What he has really built is a major brand: Goodwood. ♦ Thousands of brochures and books were availalble for the buying Plenty to Read and Buy at Beaulieu Autojumble T he Beaulieu International Autojumble — a giant swapmeet where more than 2,000 vendors sell all things automobile — continues to expand. Held annually on Lord Montagu’s estate in the New Forest near Southampton in the south of England — also the site of the National Motor Museum — this year’s Autojumble on September 7-8 featured magnificent 70-degree sunshine and more first-time vendors from Germany, Holland and France. Beaulieu is a short trip from several English Channel crossings. For the several dozen of us from the U.S., Beaulieu is a 90-minute drive from Heathrow. Unlike Hershey, Beaulieu is one of the very few swapmeets where you’ll find a large selection of books, catalogs, photos, race programs and other research materials. The range is vast, from press clippings to complete collections of magazines, such as Motor Sport and Bugantics. Two longtime vendors this year took advantage of good weather and what appeared to be a record crowd to sell overstock at prices not seen in years. Andrew Currie, perhaps the U.K.’s largest volume dealer in brochures, magazines, press photos and out-of-print books, filled an entire booth with thousands of brochures at one pound each, which is about $1.61. Based on the activity I witnessed, I would bet he left with greater weight to carry — but in coin! Also recognizing the realities of Details Plan ahead: September 7–8, 2013 Where: Beaulieu, the New Forest National Park, U.K. Cost: Admission is about $30 More: www.beaulieu.co.uk Europe’s economic malaise and a continuing surfeit of auto books being published was bookseller Chater & Scott. Fifty years ago, I used to visit owner Frank Stroud in the London borough of Chiswick to buy books and magazines that were not available in the U.S. At Beaulieu, Chater’s had hundreds of remaindered titles, again at one pound apiece. Bonhams held its annual Beaulieu “something for everybody” day- long auction on September 8, beginning with 450 lots of automobilia. I did my best to support trade with a friendly nation — this time for a genuine oval porcelain Bugatti dealer sign. In the week following the Autojumble, we visited Cornwall and saw a number of German-licensed British sports cars at Land’s End. Their owners had partaken of Beaulieu and were touring the southwest coast prior to spending the following weekend at the Goodwood Revival, which was our next stop as well. This annual pilgrimage is beginning to bear a certain likeness to Monterey Week, a luscious overdose of all things automotive. ♦ 1939 Mercedes-Benz W154 racer December 2012 — Robert Ames 29

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Feature 2012 Milwaukee Masterpiece Milwaukee Masterpiece Rolls Through Rain The concours celebrated the 1912 Vanderbilt Cup and Grand Prize Races, which took place in Milwaukee 100 years earlier by Bill Rothermel Winner of the Chairman’s Choice Award — the 1909 Benz Type RE 200, “The Blitzen Benz,” owned by Bill Evans P ity the organizers of the Milwaukee Masterpiece on August 26, 2012. It rained that day. Remarkably, the showfield was filled — just five vehicles failed to appear of the 198 invited. Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee’s Veterans Park, the 2012 concours commemorated the 1912 Vanderbilt Cup and Grand Prize Races, which took place in Milwaukee 100 years earlier. At Sunday’s concours, seven incredible vehicles composed the class honoring the Vanderbilt Cup races of 1912, including Bill Evans’ 1909 Benz Type RE 200 PS “The Blitzen Benz,” which took the Chairman’s Award. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum’s 1910 Fiat S-61 racer received Best in Class. The 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 coupe of Joseph J. Glorioso, of Milwaukee, WI, received the Most Sporting Car — Early Award. The 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge of Troy Giles, of Pewaukee, WI, snagged Best in Class American Muscle. Thomas Maudlin, of Cissna Park, IL, watched his 1908 Cadillac Model S roadster win Best in Class in Brass and Antique. Most Original was presented to Rick and Jim Schmidt, of Ocala, FL, for a time-capsule 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado with just 1,250 miles on the clock. John Giokaras, of Lima, OH, won the People’s Choice Award for his 1913 Buick Model 25 5-passenger touring. SCMer Richard Mitchell, of Montgomery, TX, was presented the Best in Show Award for his spectacular 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Sedanca de Ville with coachwork by Hibbard & Darrin. ♦ Details Plan ahead: August 24–25, 2013 Where: Veterans Park, Milwaukee, WI Cost: $20 More: www.milwaukeemasterpiece.com 1971 AMC AMX prototype owned by Mike Spangler and Cheryl Samuel 30 Sports Car Market 1910 Fiat S-61 — Best in Class in the Vanderbilt Cup & Grand Prize Races

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Feature 2012 New England 1000 East Meets Best Scenic roads from Vermont’s Stowe Mountain and back again by Bill Scheffler No matter your favored type of road, the New England 1000 offers it all D uring the 20 years that Rich and Jean Taylor have operated Vintage Rallies Inc., they’ve learned a thing or two about what works for their participants, and this year’s New England 1000 was an impressive showcase of that knowledge. If your taste runs to narrow, one-lane/two-way traffic and improb- ably twisty roads, they’ve got you covered. If your taste runs to pastoral farm roads with wide, sweeping turns, they’ve got you covered. If your taste runs to hillclimbs, they’ve got you covered. Their knowledge of the roads in New England is deep and broad. This year’s event started and ended at Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Lodge, with stops at the superb Equinox and Mount Washington hotels in between. And the meals were a cut above as well. Three teams from the 1991 rally (one in their original car) joined the procession, and everyone went to The Wilburton Inn in Manchester, VT, for dinner, as the inn was the location of the very first rally’s first overnight stop. One of the distinguishing features of all Vintage Rallies events is the time-speed-distance aspect. While not obligatory, most teams opt to try to zero out each rally stage, and the occasional near-misses can lead to creative use of the English language. By and large, though, the competition is good-natured and amiable. Porsche Cars North America has sponsored Vintage Rallies events for eight years: not only do they provide new Porsche vehicles for test drives, but they make the cars available to those unfortunates whose cars fail to proceed (which is how I learned about the myriad charms of the new 911 Carrera S cabriolet). Sports Car Market, Exotic Car Transport, Meguiar’s and RPM Vermont returned as sponsors, and Bonhams joined this year. Vintage Rallies has raised more Details Plan ahead: May 19–24, 2013 Where: New England’s twisty, two-lane roads, starting and ending at the Sagamore Resort near Bolton Landing, NY Cost: $5,595 for two drivers and one car More: www.vintagerallies.com 32 than $1.3 million from their rallies for charity. That, plus providing enthusiasts with an excuse to trade an office chair for a driver’s seat for five days, should ensure their continued success for their next 20 years. ♦ The stop locations aren’t bad, either Sports Car Market

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Feature 2012 Palos Verdes Concours French Curves at the Palos Verdes Concours You’ll rarely see a Bugatti or Delahaye at a local car show — unless you live near Palos Verdes, CA by Mike Daly extraordinaire — and SCMer — Peter Mullin ably rose to the task, serving as the event’s grand marshal and exhibiting three cars, including his 2011 Pebble Beach-winning 1934 Voisin C25 Aerodyne. His 1937 Delahaye 135 cabriolet with Figoni et Falaschi coachwork won the Most Elegant Award. A few lesser-known collectors still managed to make an impression, with Tom Kazamek’s 1935 Delahaye 138/135 Sport Coupe des Alpes winning the Delahaye Class against some obviously stiff competition. Originally built as a saloon, the car was more recently rebodied with factory-spec aluminum coachwork in the style of the very first 138 18CV competition roadster, one of the Works race cars that led Delahaye to such racing acclaim during the mid to late 1930s. Palos Verdes rarely lacks for 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Dubos coupe — the Best in Show winner, owned by SCMers Jack and Helen Nethercutt T here’s no denying that the so-called French Curve cars — the beautiful, coachbuilt French autos of the years between the two World Wars, are unequaled in their combination of elegance, opulence and aerodynamic streamlining. But considering that the average Bugatti, Delahaye or Hispano- Suiza is well beyond the budget of most collectors, you’ll rarely see one at a local car show — unless you live within reach of Palos Verdes, the chunk of real estate that pokes into the Pacific Ocean south of Los Angeles, CA. For its 20th anniversary, the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance laid the bravest of plans for a local show, declaring the concours’s theme “French Curves.” While such a motif might have proved problematic in any other locale, Southern California’s numerous auto museums offered more than enough star power to make up for the relative shortage of such cars in the neighborhood. The Trump National Golf Club hosted the concours on September 16, 2012. SCMers Jack and Helen Nethercutt’s 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Dubos coupe, on an outing from their Nethercutt Collection museum an hour’s drive away, took Best in Show, leading two other Nethercutt-owned cars to a 1-2-3 finish in the French Coachwork class. The well-traveled Bugatti was beautifully posed behind Nethercutt’s second in class 1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS teardrop coupe. A French-themed concours in Details Plan ahead: The 21st Annual Palos Verdes Concours is scheduled for September 15, 2013 Where: Trump National Golf Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Cost: $40 for adults, children younger than 12 admitted for free More: www.pvconcours.org 34 Southern California would have been incomplete, of course, without a contribution from the Mullin Automotive Museum, the French Art Deco-themed car museum based in coastal Oxnard. Namesake French Curves-collector quality post-war sports cars, and this year proved no exception, with Tony Vincent’s alloy-bodied 1949 Jaguar XK 120 roadster taking Best Sports Car. In recent years, auction prices for these earliest of the XKs, with their lightweight alloy bodies, have gone through the roof. SCMer Tom Shaughnessy’s even-rarer 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France took center spotlight among the Ferrari class, but it somehow escaped winning an award. The Berlinetta is one of just 18 examples produced of the three-vent sail-panel design that entered production in mid-1957. Those looking for something less conventional found Rex Parker’s 1966 Willys Interlagos, which even dedicated etceterini aficionados struggled to explain. The Interlagos was a license-built version of the Alpine A108 manufactured by Willys’ Brazilian remnants (a dying gasp of their once-prolific car production), and named for the famed Sao Paolo racing circuit. The car is thought to be one of three known examples in the United States, and provided a daunting trivia question for even the most knowledgeable car buff in attendance. ♦ Stump your friends — 1966 Willys Interlagos, owned by Rex Parker Sports Car Market Mike Daly

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From the Paddock Murray Smith A Lifetime with Fast Cars and Great People I hitchhiked to the French Grand Prix at Rheims and caught my first sight of the Behra-Porsche and Graham Warner of the Chequered Flag. I managed to steal into the Steering Wheel Club and shook hands in awe with folks such as Mike Hawthorn, Innes Ireland and Peter Collins. Tony Maggs, who later drove in F1 for Cooper, and I became pals, and I delivered his Lotus 11 on the road overnight from London to Scotland, where it had been sold to Tom Dixon. And I started buying cars for myself, in- The author in a Brabham BT 44 F1 at Monaco in 1994 O ver the past 60 years, the people I have met, the cars I have experienced and the events where I have participated have enriched my life. Here are a few mental snapshots of my memories: My first memory is of a sound, in particular a 4CLT Maserati shrieking through the old Abbey Curve at Silverstone driven by David Murray, later of Ecurie Ecosse fame. I had written a piece for my school magazine about Prince Bira the Siamese driver, his exploits and his relationship with my father. Dad had just died. I was 10 years old. A governor of the school read my article and invited me to join him and some friends to watch a race at Silverstone from the roof of his Rolls-Royce. The sounds and spectacle of that day have never left me. The next chapter in this motoring voyage was near my mother’s home. The Falcon Works, headquarters of Frazer Nash, was nearby. Every week after buying my copy of Autosport, I would gravitate to the showroom windows at the Falcon works and ogle the Le Mans Replicas, the Sebrings and the Targa Florios. One day, there I was staring through the showroom window, when a man in a white shop coat came out. He said he had seen me on my weekly pilgrimages and suggested that I might like to come in and have a look around. This gentleman was Nelson Ledger, who had been with the firm since it was founded and was a legend in his own right. He arranged for me a free passage inside the factory “as long as I didn’t distract the men.” For several years, I would lurk and look at cars being prepared to be sent overseas to race and even on some special occasions got to ride in the passenger’s seat when Nelson or Ken Wharton went testing. This was heaven, and I couldn’t wait to pass my driving test and get on with motoring myself. Then I started to work on weekends at a motoring emporium on the Great West Road called Performance Cars. There I cleaned cars — but what cars — C-type and D-type Jaguars, DB3S Aston Martins and Maseratis. I soon graduated to selling and testing cars. I started to make contacts. I met Cliff Davis, the legendary Cooper and Tojeiro driver, 36 cluding several Austin Sevens and a Vauxhall 30/98, and started my insignificant racing career in an Austin Ulster. I went to Le Mans, and I got to Rouen with Jonathan Fenton in an M45 Lagonda and saw Stirling Moss at his magnificent best in a Birdcage Maserati. I hitchhiked to the French Grand Prix at Rheims and caught my first sight of the Behra-Porsche, with which I had a lot of fun some 25 years later — and which now resides in Miles Collier’s inspiring collection. I graduated from the London School of Economics and started work in advertising. I bought a Mini. I moved to Greece and did some motoring competition. Five Acropolis Rallies and a European Championship win at Mount Parnes later, I moved to Paris, bought a Mini Cooper S and met Derek Bell, who was just starting in Formula 3. I also met Jimmy Clark, who was living in France at the time. Then I moved to New York and had dinner with Stan Nowak, who got me involved in historic and vintage racing with the VSCCA. I still have a relationship with that group, as they are the sanctioning body for the Lime Rock Historic Festival, which I run with Skip Barber every Labor Day. I bought a Lotus 15 and a Ferrari 250 SWB, which I parked in the street in Manhattan — and launched into the world of old-car racing. I got help from characters such as Christopher Renwick, for whom I drove a Ferrari at Le Mans and Silverstone. I then graduated to a full season with Sir Anthony Bamford in 250F and Birdcage Maseratis — and a couple of appearances in his Le Mans Long Nose D-type Jaguar, the last of which was a win at the first big Historic Race in the United States in conjunction with the Watkins Glen F1 Grand Prix. I also got to drive Ralph Lauren’s D-type in the 1986 Mille Miglia, when the event was somewhat more loosely organized than it is today — and one could go quite quickly. I shared my Bentley 4½ with Phil Hill on the event in 1984. Some years on the Motorsport Committee of the Chrysler Corporation during the glory years with Bob Lutz, Francois Castaing and Tom Gale led to an intimate involvement with the conception and development of the Viper GTS-R — and participation with the team in victories at Le Mans, Sebring and Daytona. So let me conclude, for the moment, by affirming that my long-term involvement and passion for cars has given me the opportunity to get to know and appreciate the talents and determination of a whole squadron of very interesting people. Some of them are racing legends, such as Dan Gurney, Stirling Moss, Brian Redman, Vic Elford and Jackie Stewart, who have opened a window to allow me to glimpse their inner motivations. I have been so lucky over these 60-odd years, and hopefully it isn’t over yet! ♦ Sports Car Market

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Ferrari Profile 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder Conversion Daytonas are great cars, and it is only a matter of time before new buyers move into the market by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: Most conversions were done in the late ’70s to mid-’80s Number produced: 1,279 coupes, 122 original Spyders, around 100 conversions Original list price: Conversion ran $20,000 to nearly $50,000, depending on options and period. Current SCM Valuation: $277,500– $412,500 Tune-up cost: $3,500 Chassis #: On frame above right front spring mount Engine #: Below head on rear passenger’s side of block Club: Ferrari Club of America More: www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives:1971–72 Maserati Ghibli SS Spyder conversion, 1969–70 Aston Martin DB6 Mk II Volante conversion, 1970–71 Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet conversion SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 15951 T he ultimate expression of Ferrari’s fabulous line of V12 sports cars, the 365 GTB/4 “Daytona” was the world’s fastest production car at the time of its launch. Capable of over 170 mph, it is surely destined to remain a front-ranking supercar for the foreseeable future. Although there had been no official open-top ver- sion of its predecessor, the favorable reception of Luigi Chinetti’s 275 GTB-based NART Spyder no doubt influenced Ferrari’s decision to produce a convertible Daytona. Again the work of Pininfarina, the latter was first seen at the Paris Salon in 1969, with deliveries commencing in 1971. Just 1,279 Berlinetta models and 122 Spyders had been made when production ceased in 1973. The small number of Spyders left many would-be customers disappointed, a situation that led, inevitably, to a number of coupés being converted to Spyders. In 1978, right-hand-drive chassis 15951 was con- verted from a closed GT to open GTS configuration by Richard Straman Coachworks in Newport, CA. Straman was well known for his exceptional quality of work and use of Ferrari factory parts, and 15951 was completed to the most exacting standard. In 2008, the Daytona was imported to the U.K., still with fewer than than 6,000 miles showing. In 2011 it had an overhaul at marque specialists DK Engineering, followed by a detailing by Foskers Ferrari Specialists. Virtually indistinguishable from a genuine factory Spyder, 15951 represents a wonderful opportunity to ac- 38 quire a well-maintained and little-used soft-top Daytona at a fraction of the cost of an original. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 160, sold for $320,929, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Collectors Motor Cars Sale at Goodwood, U.K., on September 15, 2012. When you make your bucket list, save a line for this: trip on a warm summer night Take a late-night in a Daytona Spyder with the top down. Start about midnight after the traffic has thinned and distractions are at a minimum. Take a highway, because driving a Daytona in town is more work than fun, and then spend the next couple of hours driving to nowhere, absorbing the sounds and feel of the best open Grand Touring Ferraris ever built. It will be a highlight of your life. Chances are, buying one of the factory-built Daytona Spyders just isn’t in your future. Only 122 of them were built, and they sell for a multiple of the Daytona coupe’s value. If you could afford one, you probably would be reluctant to add a couple hundred miles to the odometer, and even if that didn’t stop you, insurance companies take a dim view of midnight drives in million-dollar cars. Most people who want a Daytona Spyder are stopped by one or more of these problems. About 100 people found a different solution — they cut the top off a coupe and made it into a Spyder. Cut Daytonas — or conversions, as they are called — came on the scene in the late 1970s. Daytona Spyders had jumped from an average of around $34,000 in 1976 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 conversion Lot 217, s/n 16735 Condition 2 Sold at $351,890 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 6/29/12 SCM# 209087 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 conversion Lot 451, s/n 16639 Condition 2Sold at $330,000 Bonhams, Greenwich, CT, 6/3/12 SCM# 202056 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 conversion Lot 349, s/n 16643 Condition 1- Not sold at $276,325 Bonhams, Hendon, U.K., 4/30/12 SCM# 201529 Sports Car Market Tom Woods, courtesy of Bonhams

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to around $70,000 in 1978 and were still climbing. Good Daytona coupes, on the other hand, were around $30,000 in 1978. A converted Daytona was worth more than a coupe — but much less than an original Spyder. I’m sure you’d get an argument on who did the first Daytona Spyder conversion, but it’s a safe bet the idea came from a guy with a rolled coupe. At the time, the estimate to convert a coupe to a Spyder was around $20,000. The paint and body work time involved in repairing a rolled car would be about the same as converting it to a Spyder, so he made it a Spyder. If he was lucky, he might have made some money on the deal. The economics were the same for most any coupe needing paint or body repair. If you had a rough Daytona coupe in the late 1970s and early 1980s, converting it to a Spyder was the thing to do. Later is usually better There were many dubious conversions with obvious tells and flexi-flyer chassis, but at the top shops, quality and price evolved with time. As conversions became more popular, owners and shops became more sophisticated. A rear-window defogger switch left in the dash was common in an early conversion but disappeared in later cars. Early cars and cheap conversions (hopefully) have an odd brace here or there to stiffen the chassis. The top-quality conversions mimic original Spyders with proper bracing, factory-style steel inner fender panels and steel rear bulkheads replacing the coupe’s fiberglass pieces. Each upgrade added to the price, which got up to near $50,000 for a top job, effectively killing the conversion business. In the Ferrari world, the social opinion of Spyder conversions is ambivalence. They are not eligible for judging at most Ferrari concours, but that is more a technical issue rather than a shun of the cars. The only one who really seems to have an opinion about conversions is Ferrari. They once famously muscled an auction house to stop the auction of a conversion, but Ferrari seems less interested in that kind of activity these days. A conversion done in 1978 would be one of the first cars done. Straman did excel- lent work, but this car would not be his best work. The story on how and why Daytona 15951 made it to Straman’s would be fascinating. Correctness isn’t a big issue on conversions, but I’ve never seen a bumper bar like the one on this front bumper and I hope to never see one again. The side mirrors are totally incorrect, as are the front side marker lights and the carpet binding. This car had a recent $5,000 detailing, yet the wire wheels are seriously rusted. The knockoffs have been so poorly rechromed that the Prancing Horse is nearly indistinguishable. These are small issues, but they do not inspire confidence. A conversion added value to a Daytona coupe in the 1970s and 1980s. If a good coupe was $35,000, a conversion might be worth $45,000 or more. Today, a conversion will sell for just about the same price as a coupe. Daytonas lagging behind — for now Daytona coupes have fallen behind in the recent ap- preciation run of many Ferrari models. Why? Many of the Ferrari buyers have already owned a Daytona and are looking at other options. Daytonas are great cars, with excellent reliability and reasonable service cost. It is only a matter of time before new buyers move into the market and Daytonas move up again. Daytona conversions will move in tandem and sell about the same price as an average coupe. The $300,000–$450,000 estimate for 15951 was a telling sign. Bonhams recognized reality but wanted to leave room for magic. The sale was near the bottom of the estimate and well behind average Daytona coupe sales. There are few nights in the U.K. for top-down driving, which may have been a factor. The seller dropped the ball by not detailing the wheels and removing the front bumper bar. The buyer should be able to finish the job and maybe make some money. I’d say this one was well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) December 2012 39

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English Profile 1966 Jaguar XKE 2+2 Series 1 If you can live with the looks (I’m sure 90% of people can’t tell the difference), this is a very sound car by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1966–68 Number produced: 3,618 Original list price: $6,070 Current SCM Valuation: $26,000–$42,500 Tune-up: $200 (more if valve clearances need reshimming) Distributor cap: $20 Chassis #: Horizontal plate at base of scuttle on right side Engine #: Stamped on horizontal shelf above oil filter, on right of block Club: Jaguar E-type Club More: www.e-typeclub.com SCM Investment Grade: D Alternatives: 1967–72 Aston Martin DBS, 1963–63 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series 1, 1963–67 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Comps Chassis number: 1E50112 Engine number: 7E510159 If Les Vingt Quatre Heures du Mans has been re- sponsible for the new E-type Jaguar, then that Homeric contest on the Sarthe circuit will have been abundantly justified. Here we have one of the quietest and most flexible cars on the market, capable of whispering along in top gear at 10 mph or leaping into its 150 mph stride on the brief depression of a pedal. A practical touring car, this, with its wide doors and capacious luggage space, yet it has a sheer beauty of line which easily beats the Italians at their own particular game. — John Bolster in Autosport, 1961 breaking out at the unveiling — with its instantly classic lines and 150-mph top speed. The design owed much to that of the racing D-type, a monocoque tub forming the main structure while a tubular space frame extended forwards to support the engine. Like its 3.8-liter forebear, the 4.2-liter E-type was C 40 built in roadster and coupe forms, and in 1966 was joined by an additional “family friendly” 2+2 coupe variant on a longer wheelbase. With the 2+2’s increased length and additional rear seats came greater headroom, more luggage space, improved heating/ventilation and optional automatic transmission. This car was purchased by the current vendor in 2010, having already undergone partial restoration, including onceived and developed as an open sports car, the Jaguar E-type debuted at the Geneva Salon in March 1961 in coupe form. The car caused a sensation — spontaneous applause a repaint, much of the work being carried out by Jaguar specialists Martin Robey. Since then further restoration has been undertaken by D & A Dennis Engineers, of Essex. The engine has covered fewer than 2,000 miles since a complete rebuild (full breakdown of works on file). More recently, the car has been fully serviced by Racing Green and fitted with a high-torque starter motor. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 131, sold for $57,929, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale on September 15, 2012. Swan or ugly duckling? Coupe or hearse? Bolster, of course, was referring to the two-seater coupe — and there is a difference between the coupe and the 2+2. The 2+2 is traditionally the unloved E-type because of its — from some angles — gawky looks, brought upon by a nine-inch stretch in the wheelbase and a higher roofline, both in the name of providing occasional rearseat availability, although only for children or double amputees. The most noticeable first-glance difference isn’t the stretch or the roof height so much as the larger windshield, which looks more steeply raked than the roadster’s — but isn’t. Once you’ve clocked that, then the square-rigged frontal profile juxtaposed with the faintly pregnant-looking midriff become the elephant in the room — and impossible to ignore. Since the Series 1 E-type, as it left Coventry, has Sports Car Market 1970 Jaguar XKE Series 2 4.2 2+2 Lot 131, s/n 1R35842 Condition 2+ Not sold at $68,288 Silverstone Auctions, Northamptonshire, U.K., 5/12/12 SCM# 201966 1972 Jaguar XKE Series 3 V12 2+2 Lot 413, s/n 1S72914 Condition 3+ Sold at $22,000 Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 4/13/12 SCM# 201488 1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1 4.2 2+2 Lot T234, s/n 1E78104 Condition 2+ Sold at $29,680 Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 12/1/11 SCM# 190110 Bonhams

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fairly rubbish brakes, poor lighting and is a pain to get in and out of, you buy it for its looks. As The Toecutter said in the original “Mad Max”: “Pretty face… but what if you lose the face..?” It wasn’t all bad in this case, for the 2+2 addresses some of its more-elegant older sister’s shortcomings. As a 4.2 (there were no 3.8 2+2s), it enjoys Jaguar’s four-speed synchro gearbox rather than the slow Moss box carried over from the XK 150 — although many have now been replaced by five-speeders in any case. 4.2s also featured a host of improvements, such as a better Lockheed brake servo replacing the old Kelsey-Hayes bellows type and better ventilation. This car was pre-Series 1½ facelift (which, of course, we Brits blame on the Americans), so it still had the covered headlights. The car was presented in one of the most sympathetic colors for the coupe, unsullied by a sliding sunroof which only draws attention to the high roofline, and it wasn’t an auto, with which so many 2+2s are afflicted. Our subject car had been gone though — and generated some big bills at — various top-line Jaguar specialists. These shops are all known for their immaculate output — resulting in a very straight and proper automobile, with a decent interior. Furthermore, its chassis number, 50112, makes it a very early example of its type, which started at 50001, and shows it to be an original right-hand driver and not a converted export car. Are 2+2s on the rise? As an early E, this car ticked all the right boxes — except the most glaring one. And so we’re down to a question of vanity. Can you live with the poor cousin, or should you not bother at all? On the basis that all Series 3 coupes are 2+2s and all V12s are on the long wheelbase, does it matter? For some folks, it will. Having now whittled the market down to the sector for which the looks aren’t an issue, then the next question is: Have the high prices achieved recently by the most desirable E-types, the Series 1 roadsters (Open Two-Seaters in Jaguar-speak), inflated the second-string cars? That’s what’s been happening in the Aston Martin World, as the rise of the DB5 has recently pulled up the DB6, encouraging buyers to look down the chain and conferring extra — or maybe the correct — value on the DBS. Not so long ago available for $25k, top DBSs now sell for more than $100k, although they still cost more than that to restore properly, so call it the long view. I suspect that’s what’s happened in this 2+2 trans- action, even though E-type prices have settled back slightly since the fanfare of the model’s 50th birthday last year. This price isn’t a one-off — an expensively restored black S2 2+2 was bid to $69,288 but did not sell at Silverstone Auctions earlier this year (SCM #201966). We’ll try to forget the Bondo-ridden horror that was featured on a British TV restoration show recently — and was ambitiously valued at £30k ($47k) by an industry figure who should have known better. Perhaps the market has finally woken up to the fact that Jaguar won’t be making any more, and this is a rare model worth preserving. Only 974 right-hand-drive 2+2s were built, and 2,644 left-handers, out of a total production of 31,699 Series 1 cars, both 3.8-liter (15,498) and 4.2-liter (16,201). If you can live with the looks (and I’m sure 90% of people can’t tell the difference; it’s just SCM types getting precious about purity), this was a very sound car. Peace of mind over the very thorough restoration work must make it worth the price paid, which is about half the market value of a Series 1 roadster in similar condition. So I’ll stick my neck out here and say that, taking the long view, this was well sold but also correctly bought, with the caveat that the 2+2 market is a small one, and that won’t help at resale time. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) December 2012 41

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta Coupe On either side of the ocean, it’s clear that Mangusta values have risen strongly in the past few years — more so over there than here by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1967–71 Number produced: 401 Original list price: $11,500 Current SCM Valuation: $71,500– $106,000 Tune-up: $475 Distributor cap: $30 Chassis #: Stamping on frame member in right rear corner of engine compartment, data tag in front compartment on bulkhead Engine #: Intake side of block Club: Mangusta International More: www.mangustainternational.com Alternatives: 1967 Iso Grifo GL 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427 1970 Monteverdi HAI 450SS SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 8MA542 Engine number: 8MA542 powered by a mid-mounted 289-ci Ford V8 engine. Also used to power Ford’s GT40 Le Mans challenger, the iconic 289 produced 306 horsepower as installed in the Mangusta, which also used the GT40’s early-type ZF transaxle. Later Mangusta production used the less-desirable O Ford 302-ci engine, producing only 220 horsepower, together with a later ZF transmission. Carrozzeria Ghia’s Giorgetto Giugiaro contributed the striking gull-wing door coachwork, which had been intended for Giotto Bizzarrini. With 300 or so horsepower on tap, the aerodynamic Mangusta was good for a top speed in the region of 155 mph. Disc brakes all around helped restrain this outstanding performance. DeTomaso enjoyed close links with the Ford Motor Company at this time, and the American firm helped put the Mangusta into largerscale production than would otherwise have been possible. Nevertheless, only 401 examples were made between 1967 and 1972, and any Mangusta is extremely rare; this example particularly so given that it is one of the first made and therefore has the most sought-after specification. Chassis number 8MA542 was built for the European market, for which 150 were made, and not for the United States, which already had federal emissions and other particular requirements by 1969. It is a rare fourheadlight model built prior to the standardization of two 42 ne of the very first supercars, the Mangusta effectively established DeTomaso as a serious automobile manufacturer on its arrival in 1967. The Mangusta (mongoose) was pop-up headlights for both the European and U.S. markets, which lasted for the rest of Mangusta production. Very early cars such as this can also be identified by their folding bucket seats, whereas later examples were manufactured with a fixed back. This car also retains its original air-conditioning system, which has been carefully rebuilt to be fully functional, and its European specification instruments. This car has recorded the exceptionally low figure of only 40,500 kilometers (approximately 25,000 miles) from new, and close inspection shows it to be exceptionally original, even down to the 43-year-old, slightly threadbare carpet in the driver’s footwell! With careful ownership throughout its 43 years, the car also benefited from many years spent in the sunny and dry state of Arizona. On arrival in the U.K., the Mangusta underwent extensive servicing by Newlands Motors and has covered fewer than 100 miles since securing its MoT. Finished in black with light tan interior, 8MA542 is stunning to look at, exciting to drive and sounds just like a GT40. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 126, sold for $209,490, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood sale on September 15, 2012. The Mangusta is one of those cars that have a repu- tation. It’s the kind of car you might like to take out for a long, hard ride on fast, empty roads, but afterward you wouldn’t want to take home to meet your parents. Seriously, as with other American-powered Italian sports cars, the products of DeTomaso, like those of Rivolta, didn’t get their due and were regarded as over- 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta Lot 530, s/n 8MA902 Condition 3Sold at $75,900 Auctions America by RM, Auburn, IN, 6/1/12 SCM# 202237 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta Lot W729, s/n 8MA632 Condition 3- Not sold at $62,500 RM Auctions, Auburn, IN, 9/2/10 SCM# 166263 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta Lot 535, s/n 8MA656 Condition 2 Sold at $99,241 Bonhams, Sussex, U.K., 7/11/08 SCM# 117209 Sports Car Market Tim Scotts, courtesy of Bonhams

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powered and half-baked, not suitable for connoisseurs of fine GTs. Compared to DeTomaso’s first mid-engined offer- ing, the Vallelunga, the Mangusta was far more developed, although the word “refined” might be a stretch. The Vallelunga’s “racer for the street” rawness was replaced with a well-trimmed leather cockpit, reasonably sorted and not too horribly non-ergonomic for the time. Styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Ghia, the Mangusta’s shape is, for the character of the car, the most appropriate that could be imagined. If you picture in your mind’s eye a former U.S. Marine boxer who now works in security for an Italian prince, the Mangusta’s superb blend of raw, muscular strength and sleek Italian style is obvious. How else should a GT with the same powerful Ford V8 that powered the GT40 look when born in Turin? A challenging drive As with early 911s, the Mangusta is not impossible to drive but simply requires attention and commitment. If you aren’t sure of yourself and in command of the car, you can get into really bad trouble. The Mangusta doesn’t suffer fools gladly. That said, those limits are pretty hard to reach unless you’re really trying. The color scheme of this particular car makes it look much more sophisticated than the red most often seen. It’s easy to imagine this being driven by a young businessman. Mangusta International estimates that 250 of the 401 cars built still exist, a very high survival rate for a car so many claim to be both undriveable and horribly rustprone. It proves, of course, that neither is actually the case. Nice car plus receptive market equals big price The catalog photos show a bit of waviness in the paint at some angles, although the panel fit looks quite good. It was reported to have covered a mere 100 miles since passing its MoT, or road safety test, and had recent receipts for maintenance work totaling £12,000 — more than $19,000. SCM’s man on the scene, Senior Auction Analyst Paul Hardiman, shared his notes on the Mangusta with me, reinforcing what I deduced from the catalog: “Very straight and tidy, excellent glassfibre (for a DeTomaso), couple of tiny chips in paint but they hardly show, motor tidy, clean and refinished, 40,527 km, leather and other trim hardly worn.” He rated it at a U.S. Condition 2, which in the U.K. translates as 2+. I wrote a profile of a 1969 Mangusta in 2008 (SCM October 2008, p. 38), a car that sold for $99,241 on July 11, 2008, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed auction. In the piece, I noted that “I would not expect them to continue to sell at the consid- erable discount to an Iso Grifo as is the case currently. In a short time, this sale may be considered quite the bargain.” A top-condition 1970 small-block Grifo would have cost about $195k then. Now, that Grifo has drifted down a bit to the $175k area. Note that the big-block cars are in another league altogether. It would seem that the much rarer Mangusta has found its place in the sun. Well, not quite. In analyzing the price paid, an interesting pattern seems to emerge. There are some cars such as the Mercedes-Benz 300SL or Ferrari 250 GT SWB which have almost uniform worldwide appeal and sell for a global market price. Others, such as a Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda or a Gordon Keeble, would find a very thin market indeed outside of the U.S. and U.K. respectively. Looking at Mangusta prices, it would seem that the Brits pay a considerable premium for them, which is not reflected in U.S. offerings. The July 2008 Bonhams Goodwood sale of a #2 condition car for $99,241 was at the same time that very good driver with some cosmetic needs was sold by a U.S. dealer for half that price. Today, this $209k U.K. sale can be contrasted with the $93k that another U.S. dealer just received for a 1969 Mangusta with a nice older restoration. Incidentally, both our subject car and that U.S. sale were “four-headlight” early European cars, which have typically brought a premium over later “pop-up” two-light examples. On either side of the ocean, it’s clear that Mangusta values have risen strongly in the past few years. I would not expect to see U.K.-level prices here for quite a while, and this result may see a run on Mangustas leaving us for greener pastures. For us in the Colonies, I would have to pronounce this as quite well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) December 2012 43

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Etceterini & Friends Profile The Cumberford Perspective A gorgeous car but also profoundly flawed By Robert Cumberford 1 quickly acquired a reputation for being almost undriveable — a consequence of a superb-looking shape that approximates an airfoil section. That it might lift the body off the wheels at speed was obviously not a concern of young Giorgietto Giugiaro during the brief period between his initial post at Bertone and the founding of his own Italdesign. As an object, it’s superb. As a C real-world car, a disaster. Interestingly, it is also a sort of conceptual prototype for Giugiaro’s greatest commercial success, the VW Golf. Much of the surfacing, the hard-edge transitions from top to side, from windshield to side glass, and the treatment of cut lines and panels are related. There is also a bit of the Lamborghini Miura in the side view, a car that Giugiaro started and abandoned at Bertone, which Gandini then finished. The profile of the Mangusta has an elegance that is undeniable, with slots behind the door glass suggesting a rear fender line that is actually not present. Sometimes design is not ra- tional and logical and thoroughly thought-out — it’s just magical. This is one of those times. ♦ 7 8 9 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The simple front end is ap- pealing, but there were problems in resolving the intersection of planar surfaces with the open oval front aperture. Just ignore them. 2 The windshield is extremely wide, a consequence of the lozenge transverse body section with no real belt line. The result is an airfoil section for the whole body width — and plenty of lift with speed. 3 The roof was astonishingly flat and thin, a metal membrane stretched between the wide windows with almost no substance. It was revolutionary at the time. 4 The body section is extremely close to the Oldsmobile Toronado, with the rear wheelhouses extruded outward from the slightly crowned but almost flat upper body sides. ertainly one of the most beautiful of all Italian supercars, the DeTomaso Mangusta 2 3 4 6 5 5 The headlamps were too low to be legal in most jurisdictions, but they flanked the trapezoidal grille perfectly, giving the ensemble an undoubted elegance. 6 Those were the days when there were no prescriptive rules on lamp area, and this tiny little marker was all that was required — or needed. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The split backlight idea came from Franco Scaglione’s 1952 Bertone Abarth, but was carried on by many other designers, including Harley Earl at GM for the “Split-Window” Olds Golden Rocket and the ’63 Corvette. 8 The slim separating pillar on the door glass punctuates the side profile, relating to louvers behind, and allowing the main panel to descend into the door. 9 The sharp roll-under in front was of course largely responsible for the tendency of the front end to lift at speed, making steering a chancy proposition. It looks great but works badly. 10 Turn-under of the body side is extreme — and extremely attractive — although impractically vulnerable to gravel damage. Overall form is ideal for a static sculptural object — not for a car. 11 The road-roller rear tires were an early nod to racing practice for a road car, with an almost 2:1 disparity in rear/front tire widths. 12 Resolution of the rear surfaces was eased with these taillights that conform to a less-difficult panel shape than is the case in front. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) There is a magnificent noncha- lance in the austere, straightforward instrument panel, a simple vertical surface the entire width of the cockpit. The simplicity of the tunnel and door trims, seemingly unstyled, makes for an unstudied elegance that surpasses many much more complicated designs. One appreciates the ultra-slim A-pillars, unthinkable today with the current multiple crashperformance restraints. 11 12 44 10 Sports Car Market

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German Profile Column Author 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Wealthy people bought a 300SL for fun — not primary transportation, which makes for low-mileage cars by Alex Finigan Details Years produced: 1957–63 Number produced: 1,858 Original List Price: $13,000 Current SCM Valuation: $575,000– $750,000 Tune-up cost: $5,000 Distributor Cap: $810 Chassis #: Tag on firewall and stamped into front cross member Engine #: Riveted tag and stamped number on front right side of block below head. Club: 300SL Gullwing Group More: www.gullwinggroup.com Alternatives: 1958–63 Aston Martin DB4 1956–59 BMW 507 1962–64 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 19804210003228 Engine number: 19898210000188 • A rare and sought-after disc-brake, alloy-block roadster • A two-owner car from new • Less than 15,000 total miles • An extremely authentic example • Beautifully presented original interior • Equipped with Karl Baisch factory-fitted luggage and optional hard top • The ultimate specification 300SL roadster SCM Analysis This car, Lot 66, sold for $1,595,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction on Aug. 18, 2012. I seem to be Sports Car Market’s go-to guy when it comes time to do a profile on Mercedes-Benz 300SLs, and it’s enlightening to go back through my archives and watch the prices. It was a front-cover headline in the December 2006 issue (German Profile, p. 56) when a 1957 300SL Roadster we restored smashed expectations and sold for $605,000 — a strong $200k above the perceived current market. Fast forward to September 2011, and another of my profiles had a 1957 300SL Roadster selling for $752,130 at Artcurial’s Sur Les Champs auction in Paris (German Profile, p. 66). 46 Since that time, the market for Mercedes-Benz 300SL cars — Gullwings and Roadsters — has been steadily rising, along with most blue-chip European sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s. We are now at the point at which there are more people — with money —who want these cars than there are cars, and this situation is forcing the prices up accordingly. A cash market Unlike the late 1980s when investors sparked the market — and bought cars with bank loans — today’s blue-chip collector car enthusiasts seem to have their own cash in hand and like to have some cars as part of their portfolio. I have never been a proponent of buying cars for investment. Buy them because you’ve worked hard, have the disposable income, and love them. Having said that, if you look back on the last 30 years, they have been good investments. Sure they may have stalled, or gone down for a while, but they have always bounced back much stronger. Why so many low-mileage roadsters? Mercedes-Benz built only 209 disc-brake, alloy- engine Roadsters in late 1962–63. The cars were getting a little long in the tooth, and they were hard to sell. Sports Car Market 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Lot 103, s/n 19804210002759 Condition 2 Sold at $792,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/12 SCM# 209447 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Lot 146, s/n 19804210002582 Condition 2 Sold at $814,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/17/12 SCM# 209656 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Lot 147, s/n 19804210002580 Condition 1 Sold at $900,000 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/10/12 SCM# 197020 Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company

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Maybe this was because the body design hadn’t changed in seven years, while new cars, such as the Jaguar E-type, Ferrari 250 and Aston Martin DB5 were catching the eyes of enthusiasts From evidence we have been gathering from cars that have been through our shop, it appears that Mercedes-Benz assembled the last few hundred 300SL cars in primer — and then painted them to customer specifications after they were sold. We’ve had four under-20k-miles, original-paint, disc/alloy cars that have overspray on the chassis, detectable tape lines and primer under the chrome. In 1963, the list price of a 300SL Roadster was nudging $13,000 — when most of their competitors were less than half of that. These cars were a hard sell indeed for most dealers. As such, very wealthy people bought a lot of the cars for their second or third car — not primary transportation. I believe this is why we see so many low-mileage cars compared to other makes from the same period. Disc-brake, alloy-engine cars on top The pecking order for 300SL Roadsters is as fol- lows: low-mileage, original paint, disc brake/alloy engine cars. Next in line are disc brake/steel engine cars or knockoff wheels. Then come expertly restored cars — from top shops —and so on down the line. I tracked disc brake/alloy engine cars for the entire summer of 2012, as I had a client who desperately had to have one. In June, the market was around $900k for a good, no-stories car. I approached three of my customers who had cars and offered them $1m. To a man they said, “Thank you, that’s a great offer but I don’t need the money, I love the car and where would I put the money that would be better than keeping the car?” And, of course, they were right. I’m finding the only reason most collectors consider selling a cars is to buy another. Low miles with everything brings the money I inspected this Roadster for a client before the auction. It was indeed a true, low- mileage example with an incredible original interior. The color change from DB608 Light Ivory to DB50 White was well done, and the car had a great look to it. The fact that it had chromed wheels, a hard top, European lights and original luggage was icing on the cake. These days, original luggage in good condition adds more than $30k, and hard tops add another $25k to $40k. I knew this car would be strong on the block, but I certainly did not expect almost $1.6m. This sale just goes to show you how strong auctions can be for certain cars. You just need two people who want the same thing — and won’t back down. In my mind, this sale does not make every disc brake/alloy engine roadster worth this kind of money, but it does give you an indication of where the market is going. As the adage goes, “You cannot pay too much, but you may buy too soon.” I’d call this car very well sold, but I have a feeling that when we look back at prices for the next 300SL profile, we will see that it was well bought as well. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) December 2012 47

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American Car Collector Profile 1998 Dodge Viper GTS-R Coupe Let’s stuff a huge engine into a lightweight body that will scare the living daylights out of the driver and unsuspecting passenger by Dale Novak Details Year produced: 1998 Number produced: 100 Original list price: $85,200 Current SCM Valuation: $75,000– $100,000 Tune-up cost: $300 Distributor cap: N/A Chassis #: N/A Engine #: N/A Club: viperclub.org More: www.allpar.com Alternatives: 2005–06 Ford GT, 2009–12 Corvette ZR1, 1999 Shelby Series One Roadster SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 2005 Ford GT Lot 150, s/n 1FAFPA Condition 1Sold at $170,500 RM Auctions, Plymouth, MI, 7/28/12 SCM# 209065 D odge gave its Viper supercar more teeth in the GTS-R, a 700-hp monster that won five FIA GT Championships between 1997 and 2002. In 1998, it became the first American car to win at Le Mans in three decades and the first productionbased American car to grace the winner’s circle there. That same year, Dodge built 100 road-going versions for sale to the public, an impressive example of which is offered here in this all-original, one-owner coupe that shows just 3,600 miles on the odometer. Finished in Stone White with Viper Blue stripes and a pristine black interior with blue highlights, it packs a 460-hp version of the mighty Viper V10 engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox and uses a high rear spoiler, rear diffuser and BBS-style wheels borrowed from the GT2 racers. SCM Analysis This car, Lot F175.1, sold for $87,980, including buyer’s pre- mium, at the Mecum Dallas sale on September 5–8, 2012, in Dallas, TX. Without going into all the minute details of the de- velopment of the Dodge Viper, we can all agree that Chrysler made a bold move to design a modern-day supercar (at least by domestic standards) that plenty of red-blooded, middle-aged car guys could stroke a check for. The first prototype hit the test tracks in 1989 and debuted in 1991 with the first pre-production model 48 pacing the Indianapolis 500. Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca tapped his old car buddy, Carroll Shelby to drive the car, a brilliant marketing move — and one that further entrenched the car’s DNA to the original CSX Shelbys. The following year, it was offered to the public as the RT/10 Roadster. The nucleus of the design was largely inspired by the performance platform set forth in the 1960s by Carroll Shelby’s CSX Cobras — meaning, “Let’s stuff a huge engine into a two-seat rocketship with a long nose and lightweight body that will scare the living daylights out of the driver and unsuspecting passenger.” In fact, Motor Trend magazine did a head-to-head shootout in 1997, lining up a 1965 427 S/C against the Viper RT/10 Roadster. The modern-day RT/10 summarily trounced the Cobra, but the author still lusted after the original Shelby for its raw, pure, driving experience. Still, much like the original Shelby, the Viper’s design was spartan, with very little in the way of buttons, knobs and switches to distract the driver. Air conditioning wasn’t even offered until the 1994 model. Chrysler first designed the original V10 engine for their truck line — but the weight of the cast-iron block and heads was deemed too heavy for the Viper. Chrysler, owners of Lamborghini at the time, tapped their performance and engineering expertise to revamp the iron horse by recasting the block and heads in aluminum alloy. The result was a 400-hp powerplant with 465 pounds of foot torque, which propelled the radi- 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Lot S69, s/n 1G1YM2DT5A5800328 Condition 1Sold at $80,560 Mecum Auctions, St. Charles, IL, 6/22/12 SCM# 207862 1999 Shelby Series 1 Lot 999, s/n 5CXSA1818XL000194 Condition 1Sold at $110,000 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/15/12 SCM# 191452 Sports Car Market David Newhardt, courtesy of Mecum Auctions

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cal Viper from zero to 100 mph in a respectable 12.9 seconds. At the time, Car and Driver magazine referred to this generation of the Viper as “the world’s biggest Fat Boy Harley,” and likened driving it to “playing ping pong with a Louisville Slugger baseball bat.” The car was also extremely well versed in hugging the pavement, partly due to the steamroller-sized tires. The second generation was born in 1996 and could now be had in the coupe, aka the “GTS Double Bubble” for its double-humped roofline for taller drivers — or to accommodate a helmet for track duty. The Roadster also remained as the original option. Power increased, the weight dropped and the chas- sis was now better equipped to handle the massive amounts of torque. In 1997, Motor Trend tested the car in a modern supercar comparison, with the GTS coming out on top in all categories except braking. The much-anticipated ABS brakes became available in 2001. As the car evolved, more creature comforts became available to lure in more buyers and make the car more palatable to a broader market. Enter the GTS-R By 1995, Chrysler knew they had a winner on their hands, not only by perfor- mance-sales standards, but on the track as well. The GTS-R was an all-out, limitedproduction race car built specifically to take on GT-Class competition. Race teams could order the car with a 525-, 650- or a 750-horsepower V10 engine. The cars did very well, clinching the 1997 FIA GT2 championship and the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans in the GT2 class. Needless to say, Chrysler was giddy over the Viper’s track prowess, so they de- cided to celebrate (aka create a marketing opportunity), building 100 street-legal versions in 1998 to replicate the GT2 Championship edition Vipers. The cars would be fitted with a 460-hp V10 with 500 foot-pounds of torque — peaking at a quick-offthe-throttle (or wet-your-pants alarming) 3,600 rpm. Special badges and graphics included a “Viper GTS-R” banner on the windshield and hood sides, and an American flag appeared on the upper quarter panel with “FIA GT2 Champion” underneath. Other identifications included a black interior with a somewhat gaudy blue accent color and a dash plaque with the vehicle identification number. A five-point safety restraint system was also onboard that was branded to the sys- tems used on the ORECA team race cars. A rear-stabilizing spoiler wing was also festooned to the beast, but it was not adjustable and set at zero angle. The car included many body panels that were manufactured by the original suppli- ers to the racing GTS-Rs. Other niceties to congratulate the original owners included a special factory car cover embroidered with the VIN, and a disposable camera that photographed the car as it made its way down the assembly line. The car’s factory stat sheet shows an impressive 12.5-second quartermile run and a staggering 185 mph top speed. The market speaks with consistency With only 100 of these rockets built, the SCM Platinum database is understandably a tad light on comparable sales. We show two selling at Barrett-Jackson, one at their 2009 Palm Beach sale for $97,900 and another at the Scottsdale sale in 2011 for $95,700. The earlier Palm Beach sale was for chassis #003; chassis #56 sold at the Scottsdale sale. Naturally, a single-digit chassis number is somewhat more desirable than a two-digit car — with the only exception being chassis #001 or #100 — as the first and last are usually the coveted “money cars” for a limited-production specialty supercar, especially as time passes. Adding one of these with exceptionally low miles to your collection is the norm rather than the exception. Of course, most if not all, will be accompanied by all the documentation you’d expect for a car of this stature. The GTS-R originally retailed for $85,200, with some guys quickly handing over a six-figure check for the privilege of first dibs. Like the Ford GTs, the cars are coveted and have managed to retain their value since birth — provided that the car remains extremely well cared for and the mileage stays in check. Our subject car sold for $87,980, including the buy- er’s premium. The miles were right, and, as seen with other sales, the car was reported to be in fine condition, with very few notable signs of wear. This was also a one-owner example, which sweetens the pot a bit, as it should have all of the original documentation — plus, the first owner is often the most fastidious. I also perused the private-sale market for these and found a few for sale, mainly by dealers, for plus or minus $100,000. The lower the miles, generally, the more the seller wanted, with at least one “wrapper” GTS-R up for grabs. Given the limited supply, and how much it might cost to put another one in your garage — I’d call this GTS-R slightly well bought, provided that the market remains steadfast via the “rarely offered” supply. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Mecum Auctions.) December 2012 49

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Race Car Profile 1955 Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racer This car makes even a mediocre driver feel like a young Stirling Moss by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1953–55 Number produced: 31 Original list price: Unknown Current SCM Valuation: $2,125,000– $4,250,000 Chassis #: Top of driver’s footwell in engine compartment Engine #: Rear of engine block Club: Aston Martin Owners Club More: amoc.org Alternatives: 1950–53 Jaguar C-type 1952–53 Ferrari 250 MM Spyder 1954 Ferrari 250 Monza SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: DB3S118 Engine number: VB6K118 L aunched in 1952, the first Aston Martin sports racer was the DB3. Developed for Aston Martin by Eberan von Eberhorst, a former Auto Union racing engineer from the pre-war era, the DB3 featured an all-new, tubular chassis using De Dion rear architecture, with a purposeful, chunky, slab-sided body. Competition victory proved elusive for the DB3, however, and its performance was hampered by reliability issues. Aston Martin commissioned A.G. “William” Watson to engineer an improved car. In May 1953, a new prototype appeared at Charterhill, U.K., called the DB3S. This car was a significant redevelopment of the DB3 and featured a lighter chassis with a reduced wheelbase, as well as many other modifications, which significantly altered the essence of the original Eberhorst conception. Most impressive of all, perhaps, was the svelte, al- most feline new body figure rendered characteristically in aluminum by Frank Feeley, designer of the DB2 for Aston Martin, which is considered today to be his masterpiece. Featuring the classic cutaway section behind the front wheels, it presaged the style of the famous pontoon-fender Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa by several years. The DB3S raised eyebrows, as well as expectations, for success. This design was also the first to refine the “humped oval” grille, which has become the trademark identifier of Aston Martin production cars through the present day. Generally regarded as one of the more correct and original Aston Martin sports racers, it is important to note that this car still retains its original chassis with 50 all numbers intact, and the body is also highly original, having only required minor repairs throughout its entire racing life. Without question, the Aston Martin DB3S is one of the most attractive and elegantly designed sports racing cars of the post-war period. Its design incorporates engineering and aerodynamics with unqualified success. The DB3S offered here is a rare example of one such car with outstanding provenance and mechanical and cosmetic condition, offering its next owners the unique opportunity to debut s/n 118 at events around the world. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 214, sold for $3,685,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM’s Monterey auction on August 18, 2012. The most important thing to learn about the Aston Martin DB3S is that it is not what you — or at least people who have never driven one — expect it to be, and that is the surprise, the amazement and the joy of these cars. The genre of “early to mid-’50s sports racing cars” is pretty much defined by the Jaguars, Ferraris, Allards and Talbot-Lagos that filled most of the grids in those days. They tended to be big and relatively heavy — or certainly feel that way — with steering that was more secure than light or responsive. This was appropriate to the era, as the venues were more often public roads than dedicated tracks, with all of the cracks, potholes and sharp edges that general-usage paving is subject to, and the races were long — a hundred-miler was considered a sprint. To win, you had to finish with both car and driver operational, so the cars were built to err on the 1956 Aston Martin DB3S Lot 91, s/n DB3S117 Condition 1- Sold at $1,647,305 Christie’s, Le Mans, FR, 8/23/04 SCM# 34918 1952 Jaguar C-type Lot 153, s/n XKC015 Condition 3+ Not sold at $2,769,548 RM Auctions, London, 10/27/10 SCM# 167956 1955 Aston Martin DB3S Lot #562, s/n DB3S 104 Condition 2 Sold at $1,980,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/15/09 SCM# 141183 Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2012 courtesy of RM Auctions

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side of strength and the drivers’ experience (insofar as it was considered at all) tended toward a certain numbness to prevent them from getting used up in the first few hours. The time of light, supple, responsive racing cars was years in the future — for the most part. Slow and ugly — at first Aston Martin had been a small niche marketer since 1913, but with limited success. They had built roughly 700 cars when World War II began and fell into liquidation shortly after it ended. David Brown was a successful industrialist with a commensurate ego and a love for racing, and he bought the company along with the also-bankrupt Lagonda in 1947. Brown combined Aston Martin’s automobile production abilities with Lagonda’s engineering expertise (particularly a W.O. Bentley-designed 6-cylinder engine design) and began producing the now-famous DB (go ahead, guess where that came from) series of Aston Martins. The DB2s and their successive variants were fundamentally sporting road cars and were very successful in competition into the early 1950s, but Brown felt the need to build a purpose-built competition car. So, in 1952, Aston Martin introduced the DB3. It was ugly, clumsy, not particularly fast, and unreliable to boot: not what Brown had in mind. At this point, Brown brought in Bill Watson to more or less start over, and the result was the DB3S, which was first seen in May of 1953. It immediately proved to be a match for Jaguar’s C-type on the track, but for whatever reasons, it never achieved the notoriety and recognition of the Jaguar. It could have been production: Aston built 11 “factory team” cars and 20 “cus- tomer” DB3S cars, while Jaguar built 53 C-types and introduced the D-type during this period, so Jaguar was far more ubiquitous. Race entries show lists of Jaguars but seldom more than one or two Astons for any given event. The Aston was also far more exclusive. I’ve been unable to find a list price for a DB3S, but it was certainly far in excess of the £1,500 that Jaguar asked for their C-type, and Aston never really flogged these cars on the market — you had to be somebody to buy a DB3S. The result is that most people don’t know much about the DB3S, and those that do tend to think that they are sort of a C-type by Aston Martin. Nothing could be further from reality. Although the two cars are directly equivalent on paper, they have intensely different personalities and “feel.” A quick story may illustrate this: This spring, my company had a track day to check out a number of client cars before the racing season began, and the list included an Allard J2X, a Jaguar C-type, and a DB3S. The chief test driver was extremely experienced and professional, with well over 100 racers on his list of cars driven on the track, from Sprites to groundeffects F1 cars, but he had never driven an Aston. The format was set; one out lap, three hot laps, then come in to discuss what we’ve learned (my foot was in a cast, so I could only watch). The Allard went first, thundering down the straight and slewing through the corners, and the comments were: “Wow! Well, it actually works better than I expected.” The Jag was next, with the comments that it was “sweet, solid and predictable, but pretty soft and inclined to wallow in the twisty bits.” Then the Aston went out, and when it came in, the tester was laughing and hooting through his face shield and pounding on his knees in exhilaration — literally. The Aston is that much fun to drive. A handling dream The first time I drove a DB3S, it felt like I had stepped out of a Big Healy into a Lotus: It seems absolutely tiny after something like a C-type, and feels incredibly light and flickable — to the point that it seems insecure at first, but you quickly get used to it. On the track, it turns in easily, then with application of power, the rear steps out 10 to 15 degrees, and with a little steering correction, stays there as the car simply flows through the corner and onto the next straight. This car makes even a mediocre driver feel like a young Stirling Moss. For me, this car is simply the best mid-’50s sports racer that exists, but they remain almost completely unknown in a world that reveres Jags and Ferraris. However, they are not undervalued. For years now, DB3S values have tracked almost exactly with C-types (which, by the way, are always valued in £ Sterling, not dollars or euro). This substantially broadens the comparables base, as there always seem to be C-types on the market. Currently, the value range seems to be from £2.4 million ($3.8 million) or so for a good-butunexceptional example to well over £3.3 million ($5.4 million) for an important team car. This suggests that our subject car was sold at the bottom of the range, and I agree that this is the case. Much of it, I think, had to do with presentation: It may originally have been orange with blue seats, but it was not an attractive color on a car being sold at auction. The car generally felt too bright, too crisp, and too new to bring top dollar. These cars sell best when they have a bit of a scruffy patina, so they feel authentic to the buyer. However, this was an excellent car, and they are fabulously fun to drive. I would say well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) December 2012 51

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Under the Skin Dennis Simanaitis Torsion Bar Makes DBS3 a Success David Brown, Robert Eberan-Eberhorst and “Willie” Watson devise a winner Engineer A.G. “Willie” Watson contributed a lighter chassis and shorter wheelbase among other improvements T he torsion bar suspension of the Aston Martin DB3S puts the car in company with other victorious designs, ranging from the 1938 Auto Union Type D Grand Prix car to the original Porsche Project 356, to the humble-but-proud Le Mansclass-winning Jowett Jupiter in 1951–53. This particular selection of cars isn’t coincidental, as all four display the talents of a brilliant engineer: Robert Eberan-Eberhorst. (His noble Austrian family had swapped a “von” for a hyphen in 1918.) The Auto Union Type D was Eberan-Eberhorst’s first complete design, and for it he specified a tubular chassis, a suspension with trailing arms, transverse torsion bars fore and aft, and a de Dion axle fitted at the rear. These are the same specifications Eberan-Eberhorst chose 14 years later when David Brown commissioned him to design the DB3. The DB3S made this design a winner through the wizardry of A.G. “Willie” Watson, an engineer who had worked previously with W.O. Bentley. Among Watson’s contributions were a lighter chassis with a shortened wheelbase, and the replacement of a troublesome Salisbury final drive with an in-house unit from the David Brown organization. The torsion-bar layout was retained, so let’s examine it in generality. A torsion bar has one end fixed to the chassis; its other is linked through a lever arm to the suspension upright. As load is applied — you guessed it — the torsion bar twists, thus its name. With the DB3S’s trailing-arm layout, the torsion bars are aligned transversely across the chassis; other suspension-arm choices could have longitudinal bars. Though it isn’t evident, a coil spring is theoretically a torsion bar wound in helical shape. As it compresses or expands, each individual segment of the coil acts in elastic torsion. A torsion bar’s lever arm typically serves as one locator for the wheel. A coil spring doesn’t have this advantage, but its long suit is the option of progressive action through clever coil shape and spacing. Although more complex and costly than a classic leaf spring, both coils and torsion bars offer benefits of more efficient packaging, reduced 52 A de Dion axle keeps the rear wheels parallel with a tube that’s lighter than a live axle noise and enhanced comfort. The DB3S’s de Dion axle also carried over from Eberan-Eberhorst’s Auto Union Type D themebook. The idea of a de Dion layout is to keep the rear wheels parallel with a tube that’s decidedly lighter than a live axle. The heavy differential, then, becomes beneficially part of the car’s sprung mass, rather than requiring control and damping of something that’s unsprung — and bouncing around. In a sense, think of a de Dion layout as semi-independent. And, completely as an aside, don’t think of the Marquis Jules Felix Philippe Albert de Dion as your average auto executive. Check out SimanaitisSays.com for a tale of the final Parisian duel. ♦ Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2012 courtesy of RM Auctions

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Market Reports Overview Pre- and Post-Monterey, the Collector Car Market Hums Along Looking at the $12.6m total, it was almost as if RM’s international clientele just couldn’t wait for Monterey to start By Tony Piff T his issue features in-depth coverage of three sales that followed hot on the heels of Monterey Car Week, and two mid-summer sales that preceded the big show on the Peninsula. Comparing totals year to year for the four annual sales covered, overall performance held steady and was neither buoyed nor hampered by Monterey’s stratospheric growth figures. This would seem to suggest that the scale of growth at Monterey is its own phenomenon — or merely an indication of the collector car market’s strong overall health. In July, Artcurial held their biennial Le Mans sale in France. Growth figures here looked strong across the board, with 103 out of 122 cars selling for an 84% sold rate and $10.5m total, up from 44 out of 60, 73% sold and $8.2m in 2010. Storied racers were the star of this trackside event. Top honors went to a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTC that won its class at Nürburingring 1000 km in 1966, at $1.9m, followed by a 1991 Peugeot 905 EV13 racer that was part of the triple-winning 1993 Le Mans team, at $810k. Then, with less than a week to go before their flag- ship Monterey sale, RM set up shop in Nysted, Denmark, to auction off the 168-car Aalholm Collection without reserve. Most cars hadn’t turned a wheel in two decades, but that didn’t seem to matter to the nearly 5,000 attendees who arrived from across the globe and sent prices for many cars to 10 times the pre-sale estimate. The theme was pre-1940 European, and a 1938 Maybach Zeppelin DS8 Roadster went for $1.6m, a 1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Roi des Belges Tourer made $867k, and a 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio drophead coupe found a new garage at $664k. Looking at the $12.6m total, it was almost as if RM’s international clientele just couldn’t wait for Monterey to start. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival happens over Labor Day weekend in Auburn, IN, and two well- SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/ perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts 54 $17,755,116 Sales Totals Auctions America by RM, Auburn, IN RM, Nysted, DNK Artcurial, Le Mans, FRA Worldwide Auctioneers, Auburn, IN Bonhams, Beaulieu, U.K. $3,542,477 $5,275,450 established auctions take place there. Auctions America by RM sold 637 cars out of 992 consigned, for a 64% sales rate and a $17.8m total, right in line with last year’s 679 sold out of 1,137, 60% rate and $18.3m total, and average price per car held rock-solid at $27k. As would be expected at this venue, the top two slots went to a 1935 Duesenberg Model J sold at $457k and a 1932 Auburn 12 Boattail Speedster at $275k. Worldwide’s new choice of venue for Auburn, the National Auto & Truck Museum, put them in the heart of the ADC Festival action. It also limited space, which explains the reduced sales total and car count — 88 sold out of 125 consigned, $5.3m total, down from 243 out of 374 and $13.3m last year. However, the overall sales rate and quality of consignment improved, up to an average price per car of $59k from $55k last year and 71% sold up from 65%. The biggest sales were a 1934 Auburn Twelve Salon Cabriolet at $473k and a 1931 Cadillac 370A V12 convertible coupe at $231k. The following weekend in the U.K., Bonhams’ annual sale at the Beaulieu Autojumble took place. Here again, consignments and sales were down by a third, but the overall total of $3.5m is in line with the auction’s long-term growth trajectory, and the $46k average price per car is the biggest ever seen here. Six of the top 10 sales were pre-1940, including a 1927 Bugatti Type 40 roadster at $238k and a 1925 Bentley 3/4½ Litre Speed Model Red Label Tourer at $223k. We conclude with a Roundup of highlights from seven other auctions around the globe, as well as Chad Tyson’s eBay column. Chad gets a jump on his holiday shopping this month, with a look at perfect collector car stocking stuffers — microcars. ♦ Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTC coupe, $1,906,261—Art, p. 80 2. 1938 Maybach DS8 Zeppelin roadster, $1,679,152—RM, p. 70 3. 1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 hp Silver Ghost Roi Des Belges Tourer, $867,255—RM, p. 66 4. 1991 Peugeot 905 Evo1 B racer, $810,351—Art, p. 78 5. 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, $796,198—Art, p. 78 6. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe, $690,047—Art, p. 78 7. 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio drophead coupe, $664,280—RM, p. 70 8. 1934 Auburn 1250 Salon Cabriolet, $473,000—WWA, p. 90 9. 1932 Hispano-Suiza HS26 drophead coupe, $442,853—RM, p. 70 10. 1938 Peugeot 402 Darl’Mat roadster, $398,127—Art, p. 76 1. 1956 Chevrolet Nomad wagon, $17,050—AAbyRM, p. 60 2. 1947 Delahaye 135M cabriolet, $156,844—RM, p. 70 3. 1985 Ligier JS6D citycar, $2,949— Art, p. 78 4. 1952 Packard Pacifica concept coupe, $88,000—AAbyRM, p. 60 5. 1896 Léon Bollée Voiturette threewheel carriage, $129,166—RM, p. 68 Sports Car Market Best Buys $12,607,482 $10,524,738

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Auctions America by RM Auburn, IN Fall Auburn Collector Car Auction In addition to expected Classics such as a $457k 1935 Duesenberg Model J, the event featured not one but two Vespa 400 sedans Company Auctions America by RM Date August 30–September 2, 2012 Location Auburn, IN Auctioneer Brent Earlywine Automotive lots sold/offered 637/992 Sales rate 64% Sales total $17,755,116 High sale 1935 Duesenberg Model J Hunke Derham, sold at $465,500 1957 Pontiac Bonneville convertible, sold at $93,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Kevin Coakley Market opinions in italics Auburn, IN I spent some quality time with Auctions America by RM President Donnie Gould early Saturday morning on day three of their annual fall collector car sale. Auctions America was into their third fall sale at Auburn, and I asked how things were going. Gould said things were going very well, and as an example, cited the fact that bidder pre-registration was up 75% year over year. When I asked how the August 2012 success at Monterey would influence the market in the Midwest, Gould said he felt the positive, strong buyer confidence in the collector-car market overall would carry over — regardless of location. AA consigned nearly 1,000 cars this time around. The sale kicked off on Thursday, with two auction blocks running simultaneously side by side on Saturday. The challenges associated with this arrangement, both audibly and visually, were handled very well, allowing each auctioneer to operate independently within a few feet of each other. A 1935 Duesenberg Model J Hunke Derham recently displayed at the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Maine was the high sale of the event, at $457k. Coming in second was a very sharp 1932 Auburn Twelve Boattail Speedster, bang on the high estimate of $275k. In addition to the expected Classics, the event also offered its usual 56 wide range of automotive eccentricities, including two Vespa 400 sedans, and a 1978 AM General five-ton dump truck featured in the reality TV series “Hardcore Pawn.” The Vespa that sold brought $19k, and the dump truck fetched $30k. There were many choice lots offered at no reserve, especially if you were in the market for a late-model, low-miles Shelby Mustang. There were no fewer than seven circa 2007 and 2008 examples offered from the Coneen Collection of 52 cars. All had less than 100 miles on the clock, and all sold between $37k and $44k. Other interesting lots included a rough 1969 Boss 429 drag car, which was a bit of a bargain at $146k, and a 1989 Warner Brothers Batmobile, which did not sell at a high offer of $250k. Reality TV celebrity Barry Weiss of “Storage Wars” fame signed autographs and also participated as guest auctioneer to raise money for local military families in times of need. Although Weiss’ delivery was nowhere near as smooth as auctioneer Brett Earlywine’s, he was nonetheless effective in getting bidders to part with their money. In addition to the auction and celebrity appear- ances, AA hosted a car corral, a swapmeet, helicopter rides and even a monster truck exhibition. It looks like Auctions America by RM is working hard to make Auburn a destination for not only the auction-going car collectors, but the general public as well. ♦ Sales Totals $20m $16m $12m $8m $4m 0 Sports Car Market 2012 2011 2010

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Auctions America by RM Auburn, IN ENGLISH #4105-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 roadster. S/N 810399.Old English White/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 6,596 miles. Paint looks good except for severe cracking in the passenger’s rocker. Fit off with both doors. Bright bits look good, decent top, nice interior patina. and in The Book of Norman, “the premier reference works for Sunbeam Tigers,” per auction catalog. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,000. This result is spot-on for the market but seems like quite a bargain for what it is. Now could be the time to buy. GERMAN #5073-1958 BMW ISETTA convertible. S/N 500958. White/black vinyl/white & gray vinyl. Odo: 1,855 miles. Restored some time in the 1990s and holding up well. OK paint shows some chipping on top lip of door. Decent top with a small tear in the driver’s side. Engine bay presents well. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $47,000. This is another model that hasn’t recovered from the burst bubble of 2008, with prices holding pretty flat since. That said, the high bid was off by a large margin. This should pull another $20k without too much trouble. #7011-1960 MORRIS MINOR sedan. S/N MA2S3L738014.Blue & cream/light blue & white vinyl. Odo: 84,997 miles. Recently painted but done on the quick, with fender welting in place. Brightwork is rough, window rubbers are dried out. Engine compartment filthy. Interior has new seat covers, horn but- Presentable brightwork. Equipped with luggage rack. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. This would have been all the money for a standard Isetta, but the convertible top is worth another $7k–$10k. Seller was wise to hold out for another day. #3108-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412007599. White/ blue cloth/dark blue vinyl. Odo: 75,554 miles. Good paint, gaps and brightwork. Includes hard and soft tops. Equipped with aftermarket tape deck. Decent engine bay. Nothing ex- ago and holding up well. Nice smooth paint, good panel gaps, clear glass, shiny brightwork, tidy engine bay. New tires, spotless interior with Nardi wood wheel. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,000. Nice paint, but lots of details wrong, and seemed to be put back together in a hurry. Nardi wood wheel aftermarket and wrong for period. Full retail for a car that’s not a fun beater to enjoy or a car you could show at a Porsche event. #2200-1973 BMW 2002 tii 2-dr sedan. S/N 2763156. Inka Orange/black cloth. Odo: 60,833 miles. Decent paint looks fresh-ish. Rough brightwork. Driver-quality engine compartment with MSD ignition. Rough interior with cracked dash, wavy door cards, aftermarket bucket seats. Jute floor mats are a nice touch. On Campagnolo aluminum rims. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,250. A #3 car selling for #2 money. Nice presentation, and well sold. #5128-2001 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N WBAEJ11090AF77448. Black/charcoal leather. Odo: 9,900 miles. Paint shows some micro-scratching under the lights. Interior in as-new condition. Equipped with removable hard top and all the goodies you’d expect. Engine compartment looks like the day it was ton MIA. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $5,000. A little more attention to detail without a huge investment could net this seller a better result. I don’t disagree with hanging on at this offer, but if you want more in return, you’re gonna have to put a little more into it. #4084-1966 SUNBEAM TIGER convert- ible. S/N B382001370. Carnival Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 72,449 miles. Paint looks good, as do panel gaps and brightwork. Interior looks good with new seat covers. Equipped with LAT-70 alloys, aluminum finned Tiger valve covers and HEI ignition. Engine compartment nicely detailed. Listed in the International Registry of Sunbeam Tigers traordinarily good or bad to note. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $41,000. The “Average Price by Auction Year” chart for this car in the SCM Platinum database looks like a saw blade, currently on an upward trend. This purchase looks like a market-correct result for now but might be a different story in 12 months. #4183-1970 PORSCHE 911T coupe. S/N 9110120668. Maroon/black leather. Odo: 70,993 miles. Reportedly restored three years delivered. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. These cars have been around long enough that they’re becoming more than just a used car. They seem to have hit the bottom of the price curve and are on their way up. Considering the lack of miles, this bid was light, and the consignor was wise to hang on. ITALIAN #7096-1960 VESPA 400 coupe. S/N 196019150. Yellow/black cloth/black vinyl. 58 Sports Car Market

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Auctions America by RM Auburn, IN Odo: 5,717 miles. Decent paint, clear glass. Engine bay has some oil spatter from its 2-stroke engine. Equipped with cloth retractable sunroof. Spartan interior looks good. Advertised as “800 lbs of fun.” Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. Here’s a project you could tackle on a Saturday afternoon with one of your buddies and a case of beer. Microcars remain hot, but selling now with winter coming on in the Midwest might not be the best timing. RM sold another yellow one for $38,500 in Fort Lauderdale in March 2010 (SCM# 160112), which would seem to confirm my theory. RUSSIAN #2095-1977 GAZ STGY CHAIKA M-13 limousine. S/N 1538433. Black/gray cloth. Odo: 75,614 km. OK paint shows some cracks and prep issues. Brightwork commensurate with age. Interior worn but not terribly so. Rear hubcaps missing. Grungy engine compartment. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $40,700. Exclusively for Soviet government use, with an advertised top speed of 99 miles per hour well. Clean, well-presented engine compartment, with nothing to complain about inside. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,100. Exceeded the $20k high estimate, but considering what you’re getting, a lot of car for not a lot of money, I’d call this one a good buy. #4152-1950 FORD CUSTOM DELUXE (they couldn’t squeeze one more out?), you wouldn’t want to see this one roll up to the front of your apartment at 1 a.m. Built from 1955 Packard tooling and looking much older then its 35 years, this one sailed past the $30k high estimate and sold strong; I could only find one other, which sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in ’06 for $43,200 (SCM# 40368). AMERICAN #4175-1932 AUBURN TWELVE Boattail Speedster. S/N 1655. Black & yellow/ black leather. Odo: 2,388 miles. Started out as an Auburn Twelve sedan, rebodied at some point with body from an Auburn Eight Speedster. Show-quality paint, gaps and brightwork. Engine compartment sports an awesome-looking Lycoming V12. Interior as nice as the rest of the car, with engine-turned dash. Equipped 2-dr sedan. S/N B0NR106857. Black/gray cloth & vinyl. Odo: 2,741 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. An older restoration with nice paint showing minor chips and scratches. Brightwork presentable. Redone interior not correct but nice. Engine bay very good. shows no excessive wear or rips, but driver’s side of the front seat is shot. Wiper scratches on windshield. Driver-grade engine compartment. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $17,050. So the condition of this car wasn’t great, but it looked good from 20 feet. For what you’re getting at this price, you can drive it and enjoy it as you pick at the needs or leave it like it is. Well bought. Equipped with factory overdrive. Offered at no reserve and at some point in its life a resident of Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $28,600. Probably got a little bump from the Garlits history, exceeding its $25k high estimate, but still looks like a pretty fair deal both ways. with dual sidemounts, knockoff hubs and Columbia 2-speed rear axle. Cond: 2+. SOLD 60 #4180-1952 PACKARD PACIFICA concept coupe. S/N 26792380. Almond/ green & cream leather. Odo: 142 miles. 327-ci I8, 2-bbl, auto. A concept reproduction built in 2001 from renderings of a 1950s Packard Pininfarina GT fastback for a competition held by Saga magazine, the drawings reportedly won the competition and appeared on the magazine cover. Decent paint shows some chips and a big scrape on right BEST BUY Sports Car Market #4217-1957 OLDSMOBILE 88 Fiesta 4-dr hard top wagon. S/N 578C04488. Odo: 4,240 miles. Canyon Coral & Alcan White/ maroon, purple & white vinyl & cloth. Odo: 4,240 miles. 371-ci , 4-bbl, auto. Exceptional paint, gaps and brightwork. Very well-presented engine compartment with period bat- AT $275,000. The star of the show, coming in bang on the high estimate, and driven just 16 miles since it sold for $440,000 at Gooding’s Pebble Beach sale 2007 (SCM# 46591). An eye-catching combination of colors, materials and performance, which looked like a fair deal both ways today. #4147-1940 FORD DELUXE 2-dr sedan. S/N 185326577. Dark blue/biscuit leather. Odo: 10,360 miles. A proper old-school hot rod. Fitted with chrome wheels and babymoon hubcaps with a slightly modified stance. Other than some visible sanding scratches, paint looks good. Glass and brightwork show rear quarter panel. Good brightwork, except for chrome peeling badly on rear bumper. En- gine compartment presentable. Nice interior with Lucite steering wheel. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $88,000. A recent no-sale at Bonhams LA in November 2011, bid to $116,000 (SCM# 190022) and prior to that a $110,000 no-sale in Seabrook, TX, at Worldwide’s May 2010 sale (SCM# 162429). Driven just four miles since, but with lots of trailer miles, for not a great result. Was the quarter-panel damage a shipping accident? Well bought. #5071-1956 CHEVROLET NOMAD wagon. S/N VC56L026481. Blue & white/ white & black vinyl & cloth. Odo: 82,496 miles. 265-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Resprayed once and shows prep issues, orange peel and bubbling. Rough brightwork, dull stainless, pitting pot metal. Pop-riveted trim piece behind left front wheel. Interior BEST BUY

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Auctions America by RM Auburn, IN tery. Beautiful interior shows a bit of pitting on interior chrome trim. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. This was a well-done wagon, and the absence of a B-pillar is rare and desirable. I expect the high bid is way short of what it took to get it in this condition, and I don’t blame the consignor for hanging on. I’d suggest providing more information about the car’s history, restoration, production numbers, etc., for the catalog description. #4099-1957 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE convertible. S/N P857H29747. White/white vinyl/red & white leather. Odo: 54,512 miles. 347-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Good paint and panel gaps. Brightwork (and there’s a lot of it) shows well. Nice interior. Equipped with Continental kit, power steering and brakes, after- and scratches. OK engine compartment with incorrect air cleaner. Brightwork shows wear commensurate with age and miles. Interior air-ride suspension. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $99,000. Assuming the restoration was done prior to winning its award, this car is holding up remarkably well. Last seen at RM’s 2007 Rochester sale, where it sold for $110,000 (SCM# 46018). The final sale price today looked like a fair deal both ways. #2199-1960 FORD SUNLINER convert- ible. S/N 0D55X139713. Belmont Blue/white vinyl/blue & white vinyl & cloth. Odo: 75,209 miles. 352-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Nice paint and brightwork, top looks and fits well, good glass, decent panel gaps. Interior OK with wavy door cards and some discoloration and fading. market a/c. Driver-quality engine detail with aftermarket battery. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $93,000. The price difference between a #3 and a #2 is pretty significant. I’d call this result spot-on for the market and well bought, as it wouldn’t take an incredible amount of work to bring its grade up. #4178-1959 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 convertible. S/N 597W14297. White & red/ white vinyl/charcoal & white vinyl. Odo: 2,123 miles. 371-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Grille badge indicates that it was an AACA Senior National first prize winner in 1998. That was 14 years ago, but it seems to be holding up well enough. Paint looks good, with present- looks good with no excessive wear and tear. Equipped with power windows, Positraction rear axle, telescopic steering column and cast aluminum knockoff wheels with Goldwall tires. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. All things considered, the high bid looked like a pretty fair offer. #4179-1966 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Corsa convertible. S/N 107676L107092. Light yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 19 miles. 164-ci turbocharged H6, 4-sp. scored 95.73 points at Corvair Nationals. Beautiful paint, panel fit and brightwork. Clear glass, Engine bay shows well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,400. Ford’s take on the flat fin is nowhere near as popular as Chevy’s. As such, a really nice convertible for a lot less money then you’d shell out for a far more common Impala in similar condition. I’d call it well bought at this price. #4140-1961 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N 11867B112748. Red/white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 37,354 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint shows well, as does brightwork and glass. Engine bay tidy but not overdone. Interior looks fresh, but seat covers don’t look correct. Equipped with spotless engine compartment, interior like new. Equipped with luggage rack, telescopic steering wheel, Positraction and mag-style hub-caps. Offered an no reserve. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $33,000. This was a strong result, but I can’t say it wasn’t worth it. Call it a good deal both ways. #5054-1966 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard able chrome and stainless. Equipped with chrome fender skirts. Hood high, gaps otherwise decent. Interior looks original and holding up well. Driver engine bay with bungee cord securing battery, wing nut missing from air cleaner. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,250. Any time you can get a 3+ late-’50s convertible for $30k, I’d call that well bought. #4176-1960 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N 60E017303. Champagne/black vinyl/gold leather. Odo: 1,412 miles. 390-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. A 2001 AACA Senior award-winner. Good paint and gaps, although hood is off a bit. Brightwork looks good. Interior looks great. Show-quality engine detailing. Equipped with power steering, brakes, windows, seats, top, antenna and 62 top. S/N 242176P281537. Burgundy/black vinyl. Odo: 67,592 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Paint shows some prep issues, with a drip in passenger’s door, sander scars in some of the glass. Stacked T-3s in front. Nice interior with console tach. Decent engine bay power steering, power brakes, fender skirts, bumper guards, radio and power top. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $42,350. Here’s one where the no-reserve choice paid off big time, quickly achieving and blowing by the $35k high estimate. Strong money for a 283 car. Well sold. #5158-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194375S116394. Dark green/dark green leather. Odo: 94,632 miles. 396-ci 425hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint shows some chips shows well. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. One of my bucket-list cars. Like so many other things, these peaked a few years ago, and the market since has been pretty flat since. Tack the fees on top of the high bid, and it looks spot-on for today’s market.© Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Nysted, DNK The Aalholm Collection The crush of bidders pushed a 1938 Maybach 12-cylinder Zeppelin Roadster to an astonishing $1.7m, nearly 10 times the high estimate Company RM Auctions Date August 12, 2012 Location Nysted, DNK Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 168/168 Sales rate 100% Sales total $12,607,482 High sale 1938 Maybach Zeppelin DS8 roadster, sold at $1,679,152 Buyer’s premium 1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Roi Des Belges tourer, sold at $867,255 Report by John Lyons Photos courtesy of RM Auctions Market opinions in italics A collector-car sale in Northern Europe less than a week before Monterey seems like strange timing, but for RM Auctions, Nysted, Denmark, on August 12 turned out to be the right place and the right time. No one could have imagined the crowds that thronged to this sale in a small southern Denmark village. The Aalholm Automobile Museum came into being when its owner, the Baron J.O. Raben-Levetzau, discovered an old family Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost hidden in one of the estate’s barns. This began a near 40-year odyssey of car collecting to a number that eventually climbed to over 200 strong. Vehicles in this diverse collection ranged from the 1890s up to nearly present-day. That said, few of the cars had run in the past 18 years, and all lots were offered without reserve. RM was literally overrun with potential buyers, with more than 100 people in the registration queue all day long for both preview days, and every RM employee worked deep into the night to get bidders registered and properly credentialed. Equally as pressed were the phone and Internet bidding teams, with Nysted, DNK several cars drawing more than 24 phone bidders from around the globe. The supply of catalogs soon ran out. The crush of attendees and bidders simply surprised everyone. Auctioneer Max Girardo did an outstanding job of handling the bids in a tent filled with almost 5,000 people, including a standing-room-only crowd that was easily 10 deep in spots. On many lots, he had to deal with bids from seven places at once — and see the phone bank through a sea of people. The sales results were indicative of the overwhelming crowds, with just about every lot selling within or above the estimate range and many cars selling for several times high estimate. Top seller was the 1938 Maybach 12-cylinder Zeppelin roadster, which sold for an astonishing $1.7m, nearly 10 times the high estimate. Equally as impressive was the sale of the 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, sold for $867k. There were many interesting early cars, including several that were eligible for the 1938 Maybach Zeppelin DS8 roadster, sold at $1,679,152 64 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Two were outstanding early 2-cylinder cars built before 1905. There were also numerous very well-preserved original cars from virtually every era, and all of them had bidders clamoring to buy. It seemed that some of the cars in poorer condition sold for higher-than-justified money, simply because bidders wanted to bid on something and were unable to get any bids in on the higher-quality cars. With Monterey Car Week beginning immediately afterward, it’s almost as if the jet-setting global collectors just couldn’t wait to get an early start buying cars. ♦ Sports Car Market 10%, included in sold prices ($1 = 6.07 DKK)

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RM Auctions Nysted, DNK BELGIAN #020-1921 MINERVA 32CV tourer. S/N 50627. Green/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 7,634 miles. Very old cosmetic restoration. No rust or rust repair. Missing driver’sside sidemount spare. Wavy paint and minimal trim. Bold brass grille and matching headlights. Original rear seat, quick re-cover of Detroit Electric, probably the nicest car in the sale from a quality-of-restoration standpoint. Daimlers can be a tough sell, but this one had no problem blowing through the $25k high estimate to end up in the hands of a giddy onsite Russian collector. It previously sold in 2005 at Bonhams’ Northamptonshire sale for $67,795, which we called “full market price” (SCM# 39349). front. No top fabric, but frame complete. Tires worn down to virtually nothing. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $57,202. This car kind of blended in with the woodwork. The nearly 20-year slumber took its toll on this car, and many needs will have to be addressed before it is a reliable tourer. All things considered, price paid was in line with market. ENGLISH TOP 10 No. 3 #068-1911 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST Roi Des Belges tourer. S/N 1677. Purple & black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,085 miles. Rebodied many years ago in typical Roi Des Belges styling. Originally a limousine landaulet tourer. Acquired by museum in current livery and displayed for decades. Good prep and paint over a correctly and carefully crafted body. Accessories including two-piece wind screen, #046-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II Sedanca de Ville. S/N 133WJ. Blue/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 22,247 miles. Excellent car with high-quality restoration performed many years ago. Superb prep and paintwork. Brilliant chrome and trim. Radiator-surround excellent, with minor fading and discoloration from sitting. Missing driver’s compartment top. Excellent interior, with well done seats sporting a nice patina from light #029-1937 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III limousine. S/N 3BU124. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 1,458 miles. Stately car with signs of poor storage. Original paint with some heavy touchup work. Original rust-free coachbuilt body. Worn, tired trim and brightwork with dull radiator shell. Exquisite original interior with all-original materials and surfaces. Wood excellent. Original divider window. Original engine bay with some grime and signs of long-term sitting. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,357. This was one of many delightful original cars on offer, but toward the lower end of the spectrum. Rehabbing an old Rolls that has not moved in 20 years can be a daunting task. Price paid was in line with original runners. #031-1938 MG TA roadster. S/N TA2475. Green/tan cloth/tan vinyl. RHD. Odo: 1 mile. Ten-footer that looks great until close inspection. Appealing paint color with minor prep and application issues everywhere. Well done older chrome and trim. Perfect top. Excellent interior done in vinyl. Excellent instruments and controls appear freshly restored. Clean engine bay with original tag partially stitched use. Perfect wood with dated varnish color only indication of age of restoration. Engine bay clean. Fabulous original factory luggage completes the package. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $221,427. A stately PII with outstanding Barker coachwork. One of many cars missing the keys, having sat for so long. It brought remarkable money, given the potential costs of rehabilitation. Well sold. sidemount spare, headlamps and coachlamps. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $867,255. It seems prewar Ghosts are back on the rise and rightfully so, as several have very recently sold for huge money. This was no exception, selling for what an original-bodied car might have brought a year or so ago. Every major collection should have one, and even with the rebody, this car looks like it has found a new long-term home. Not terribly difficult to rehab, this car could be tour-ready in little time. #069-1926 DAIMLER 35/120 limousine. S/N 29401. Black/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 10 miles. Expertly restored to better-than-new specifications. Perfect metal, prep and paint. Outstanding gaps and panel fit. Impressive and imposing Vee windscreen. Equally impressive interior, with same attention to detail throughout. Sleeve-valve engine is the only concern, as car has not run in many years. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $77,499. Along with Lot 18, the 66 #094-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II Sports Sedanca de Ville. S/N 88MY. Brown/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 70,352 miles. Very old amateur restoration of a solid car. Average door gaps and panel fit. Stick-on canework added at some point and peeling off. Original interior shows lots of wear. Faded radiator-surround. Spider webs everywhere in engine bay and interior. Missing keys; not run in many years. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $92,261. into the block. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $41,518. A nice car. The inspection revealed several concerns, though, including no oil pressure regulation when running (it was one of the few cars in the collection that ran) and a hastily done engine rebuild, resulting in the engine tag being partially stitched into the engine, obscuring the engine number. The car was bid to a strong result. Well sold. #041-1963 BENTLEY S3 sedan. S/N B164LCN. Black/blue leather. Odo: 43,837 miles. Original car with known history. Missing keys. Reportedly has not run in 20-plus years. Original paint on solid body. Decent chrome and trim with bumpers worn and The coachwork was attractive, and being from one of the more desirable Rolls-Royce coachbuilders, this car drew a lot of attention, both in the room and on the numerous phones set up for global bidders. Considering the needs, I would call it well sold. Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Nysted, DNK surface-rusted. Interior is correct original with re-covered front seat and original hides in rear. Original carpets in good condition. Nice wood including dash and instruments. Good headliner. Period aftermarket a/c. Aftermarket radio the only real detractor. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $40,595. This car drew its fair share of attention, as it was nicely presented and a clean, dry and well-stored original. Uncovering what it will cost to bring back to road-worthy condition will be the real adventure, as just the brakes can cost many thousands of dollars to repair correctly. Very well sold. FRENCH #067-1896 LÉON BOLLÉE VOITURETTE 3-wheel carriage. Black/black leather. MHD. Incredibly correct and complete early three-wheel vehicle. Outstanding preserved original condition, with very old re-covered seats likely the only alteration from new. Original engine turns. Ingenious braking system fully functional. Rear driver’s seat, two passengers up front. A fabulous London/Brighton entry sure BEST BUY 1900 De Dion-Bouton that RM sold in London last October, which had run the L-B some 34 times, and which sold for $162,288 (SCM# 191217). When compared with that thoroughly vetted car, this one, with “only” one L/B run to its credit, seemed expensive. #058-1900 DECAUVILLE runabout. S/N 12. Yellow/black leather. RHD. A delightful little two-seat and 2-cyl roadster. Exemplary example of one of the rarest and most sought-after London-to-Brighton cars. Very good paint and trim, chassis restored at same unknown time. Original engine turns but hasn’t run in 20 years. Acetylene coach lamps in nice condition. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $202,974. An incredibly advanced car for its engine turns but has not run in several years. Very clean engine bay. All correct factory tags and markings as well. European Veteran Rally in 1997. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $189,135. Another one of the very impressive veteran cars in the collection, this car was tucked away in a dark room with about 10 other cars and received the most attention of all there. The relatively recent operation of this car was a breath of fresh air to the bidders. A high-quality piece, well bought. era, and possibly the sleeper sale of the entire auction. Of course, I went to Nysted with this car in mind and was prepared to pay several times the $25k high estimate for it. Sadly for me, two others in the room were prepared to pay substantially more. Some five minutes after I bailed out, the car was hammered sold to cheers and applause in the room. Expensive, but go find another. to draw admiration whenever it runs. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $129,166. One of the stronger estimated cars in the sale and very rightfully so. This car drew a lot of pre-sale attention, as it is an important early motorized vehicle and comes from one of the early steam-car builders. Bid to double the $60k high estimate, but I don’t think many were surprised with this result. Very well bought. #072-1900 DE DION-BOUTON VIS-AVIS 4-seat tourer. S/N 3976. Red/black leather. MHD. Completed the 1963 Londonto-Brighton, possibly not run since. Original body and engine. Average-quality repaint many years ago. Re-covered seat bolster, but rest original. Some minor surface rust on fenders. With original driving lanterns and an as- later and a real detractor. No odometer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $152,231. This Panhard was one of the sale highlights, and it drew commensurate attention. A superb original car; I would rehab it mechanically and enjoy it as-is. With only 28 reportedly built over five years, this is likely the only survivor, and as such, has to be considered very well bought. #127-1908 RENAULT AX 2-seat road- sortment of early event achievement badges. Attractive color combo. No odometer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $152,231. I am reminded of the 68 ster. S/N 13890. Eng. # 3840. Red/black vinyl/ black leather. RHD. Another important and impressive early car. Very original with an older repaint and re-covered front seat bolster the only alterations. Nice surrey top. Original dry but usable leather. Original wood framing excellent. Rear-mounted spare tire. Dirty original engine bay with surface rust throughout. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $313,688. This adorable little Bugatti was another real attention-getter Sports Car Market #034-1908 PANHARD & LEVASSOR TYPE X1 landaulet. S/N 26278. Eng. # 26278. Black/black leather. RHD. Delightful original car. Original body, fenders, wheels. Big, bold brass headlamps and carriage lamps. Original interior. with original leather on front seat. Massive 4-cylinder T-head engine with chain drive to rear wheels. Faux cane added #014-1909 DE DION-BOUTON. S/N 495. Green & yellow/tan cloth/black leather. RHD. Delightfully original and attractive. Original engine with stampings and body tag. Original spare tire on driver’s side. Stunning brightwork and brass everywhere. Original seat-backs with re-covered bolsters. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $78,422. One of several superb early cars in the sale, this got its share of attention both pre-sale and on the block. Spirited bidding brought it to nearly four times the $22k high estimate, with the final bid looking like a very fair transaction. #099-1931 BUGATTI TYPE 40A tourer. S/N 40905. Blue/black cloth/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 1,507 km. Original car retains correct engine, transmission and coachwork. Good older restoration with correct materials and attention to detail. Minor surface rust in spots from storage. Headlamps appear to be later units and incorrect. Original interior with

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RM Auctions Nysted, DNK at the party. Many bidders flew in for this car specifically and spent a long time inspecting it. Like many of the quality cars here, it opened near the $90k high estimate and ran easily from there. Only a moment or two later, the hammer fell at over three times high estimate. Considering the rarity, a fair deal for all. TOP 10 No. 9 #088-1932 HISPANO-SUIZA HS26 drophead coupe. S/N 7067. Eng. # 331068. Blue/black cloth/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 69,761 km. Apparently an original car with original engine, chassis and coachwork, repaired as needed but never restored. Original sheet metal with very old repaint. All chrome and trim components there but need restoration. Incorrect seat patterns, materials and door panels. Dirty original engine bay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $442,853. No ing and instruments in good condition. Original wood is very solid. Missing spare and associated tools. Clean, correct engine bay with correct carburetors, air cleaners and other bits. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $156,844. Having been involved with the so-called “Moroccan barn find” Chapron Delahaye sold for $247,500 last year at Worldwide’s Auburn Fall sale (SCM# 184448), I expected this to sell for similar money. I was wrong. Perhaps the slightly ungainly Antem coachwork explains the discount, but I call it well bought. GERMAN coachbuilder was named in the auction catalog, but three days before auction, rumor started that this car might be something special. At least two experts independently claimed that it had Figoni custom coachwork from the factory. The coachwork currently on the car did not appear to be Figoni (which RM quickly and clearly communicated to prospective bidders and media present), but knowledgeable buyers swooped in. The car opened over the $84k high estimate, and bidding shot forward rapidly from there. A huge result. TOP 10 No. 7 #060-1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57C Stelvio drophead coupe. S/N 57716. Red & black/ black vinyl/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 16,974 km. Older restoration. Twice modified cowl—extended and then corrected by the museum. Nearing end of touring life and needs a full restoration. Old, cracked paint. Not run in decades. Pitting and discoloration of all trim and chrome. Engine in unknown running condition. No top. One of ers. Radiator-surround showing some discoloration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $110,713. One of several museum-restored cars, not done to the best standards, but certainly good enough for touring. Presents as a little stodgy, but would be welcomed at most any event. A fair deal for both parties. TOP 10 No. 2 96 supercharged cars built. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $664,280. An astounding result for a car in this condition. A non-supercharged Type 57 with similar coachwork in touring-ready condition sold last year for well under $477,878 at RM London (SCM# 187751). Is the supercharger really worth an additional $200k? Well sold. BEST BUY 70 #026-1947 DELAHAYE 135M cabriolet. S/N 800939. Eng. # 800939. Blue/ gray leather & cloth. RHD. Odo: 74,998 km. Very old restoration of a solid and rust-free original car. Average paint prep and application. Tired trim and chrome #162-1938 MAYBACH DS8 ZEPPELIN roadster. S/N 1468. Blue/red leather. Odo: 3 km. Genuine car equipped with rare doppelschnellgang doubleoverdrive 8-speed gearbox. Re-created body on original correct chassis with original engine and transmission. Many errors in body design from original. Huge presence. Correct accessories and trim pieces. Some original wood. Original fenders with welds. Correct dash and #021-1928 HORCH 8-305 tourer. S/N 16533. Eng. # 15640. White/tan cloth/red vinyl. Odo: 15,243 miles. Probably an older museum restoration with minor corners cut throughout. Likely has been rebodied. Cracked front windscreen. Vinyl seats. Stunning engine bay with correct turned aluminum. Some light pitting on lamps. Minor prep issues on fend- with fading and pitting throughout. Incorrect interior patterns and materials. Broken steering wheel with half missing. Original carpet- gauges. Some history, including period prerestoration photo. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,679,152. Sold for over 11 times the $150k high estimate. Hopefully this car will be restored with corrections made to the coachwork. The re-fabricated body probably rules out a best-in-show at major concours, but it should nonetheless be eligible for just about any major concours event. Expensive, but guaranteed entry to a very exclusive club. #148-1939 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 166 Schwimmwagen amphibious car. S/N 16062500L4. Tan/black leather. Odo: 20,482 miles. Original Type 166 that survived the war in Europe. Badly beaten-up body with amateur repairs and rust. Many original accessories, including hood-mounted spare tire. Original engine and transmission in unknown mechanical condition. Seats of unknown origin. A major restoration project. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $138,392. I watched the number of inspections this car received over the preview days and braced myself for what I thought would be a huge result. I never imagined what would happen next, however. Nearly two dozen phone bidders were at the ready as well as countless people in the room. There was astounded silence as the car soared higher and higher, showing that demand for early VWs is as healthy as ever. Very well sold, to huge cheers and applause. #006-1961 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 7766. Cream/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 50,646 miles. Original attractive European Type 1 with semaphores and correct bumpers showing some surface rust. One repaint in its distant past. Original engine and transmission. Solid pans. Tidy original interior. Original instruments. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,143. Folks were drawn to this sale because of the barn-find nature of the cars, and this VW was one of the most inspected cars. And very well sold, at about six times the $3,800 high estimate. 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RM Auctions Nysted, DNK cloth. MHD. Odo: 39,829 miles. The better of the two in the sale by far, with all original interior, paint and trim. Virtually no options, not even wheel covers. Will require full rehabilita- tion but still had plenty of needs. Market-correct price. AMERICAN #093-1906 CADILLAC MODEL M tourer. S/N 549160. Green/black leather. RHD. Chassis number of unknown origin. ’06s had four-digit chassis numbers and fivedigit engine numbers. Older, well-kept restoration. Engine of unknown origin but believed original. Paint and wood newer. Seats re-covered. All tax and identifier badges removed (probably during restoration). Bad springs tion, but given the simple mechanics, should not be an expensive endeavor. From the only year of Irish production. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,226. A sign of things to come in the sale, this little car sold for nearly eight times the $1,200 high estimate. A fair deal to both buyer and seller. ITALIAN #007-1963 FERRARI 250 GTE coupe. S/N 4189. Silver/red leather. Odo: 2,502 km. Original car with some repainted areas. Solid, rust-free and not run for many years. Original interior, worn leather with cracks and aging, metric instruments, left-hand drive. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $239,879. One of the most frightening lots, with its original V12 sitting in un- cause strange list to left side. Single-cylinder engine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $70,118. I recently sold another Cadillac of this exact model with known history and good provenance for less money. This car had issues with identification and what appeared to be a VIN added later (probably by a government authority). Strong money for this car, and hopefully the buyer can uncover some of the mysteries that a three-day inspection period could not. known condition, but literally dozens of bidders came just for this car, and RM reported well over 20 phone bidders from around the globe. The bidding was spirited all the way, with auctioneer Max Girardo taking bids in rapid-fire fashion from all over the room. Frightfully well sold at three times a very realistic $80k high estimate. SWEDISH #040-1968 SAAB 96 2-dr sedan. S/N 479226. Gray/red cloth. Odo: 87,945 km. Old original car with replacement fiberglass fenders. Otherwise mostly rust-free. Faded original paint with poorly matched and fading paint on new fenders. Original interior not too shabby, with nice original door panels. Clean original #011-1906 FORD MODEL N runabout. S/N 317. Black/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Very well-kept older restoration with marvelous accessories and accouterments. Excellent two-tone paint with outstanding trim details. Single mother-in-law seat in the rear. Acetylene headlights and rear taillamp. Pas- from Pennsylvania from 1956. The history was helpful, although the unknown disposition of the motor and batteries kept it at the low end of market. Very well bought. #022-1927 AUBURN 4-44 enclosed pha- eton. S/N 2805. Eng. # 25779. Black/tan cloth/black leather. Odo: 43,464 miles. Very unusual closed Phaeton coachwork. Original car with incorrect windows. Brush-painted. Highly pitted and somewhat rusty chrome and trim. Original wood throughout. Original interior, except ill-fitting odd replacement win- $73,809. This Detroit Electric had original registration tags from early 1960s Nebraska and a pristine registration window sticker dows. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $14,762. Incorrectly cataloged as a 6-66, this 4-cylinder Auburn was an export model only. Restoration costs would vastly exceed value, but for an ACD enthusiast, where would you find another one? Lots of pre-sale interest, but the condition scared many off. Price paid looked like a fair deal for a home restoration. #038-1938 PACKARD MODEL 1601 club coupe. S/N 504224. Red & black/gray cloth. Odo: 73,815 miles. Older amateur exterior restoration. Some rust in lower quarters and rockers. Average paint prep and application. Tired chrome and trim. Painted headlight housings. Original glass throughout. Mouseeaten interior, with seat and headliner de- senger surrey top excellent as well. No odometer. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $36,904. Another car to sell for nearly 10 times high estimate, but worth the money. It should not be terribly expensive to rehabilitate. Well bought. #015-1918 DETROIT ELECTRIC engine bay with correct V4 engine. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $2,768. These were funky little cars that were generally reliable back in the day. This one showed obvious attempts at preserva- 72 MODEL 75 brougham. S/N 13094. Blue & black/tan cloth. Odo: 13,614 miles. Electric car with tiller. Outstanding restored condition with remarkable preservation for at least 55 years since completion. Excellent paint and body, glass original and perfect, lovely interior with correct patterns. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT stroyed by rodents. Dirty and untouched original engine bay. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $18,452. Rare body style due to low survival rate. I wish the varmints hadn’t gotten to the interior, because it probably would be a fun beater with minimal work. As-is, marginally better than a parts car. Strong result given the condition. © Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA Sports & GTs at Le Mans Classic 2012 An incredibly original Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA sold for $159k, and the 1988 WM P88 hit $147k, engineless Company Artcurial Motorcars Date July 7, 2012 Location Le Mans, FRA Auctioneer Hervé Poulain Automotive lots sold/offered 103/122 Sales rate 84% Sales total $10,524,738 High sale 1966 Ferrari 275 GTC, sold at $1,906,261 Buyer’s premium You’ll never run out of propane again. 1962 Simca 1000 Publicitaire Butagaz marketing truck, sold for $29,491 Report by Paul Hardiman Photos by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics A pitch on the Bugatti Circuit infield, right by the collecting area for the biannual Le Mans Classic historic races, 15% up to $185,655; 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.81) Le Mans, FRA proved the ideal site for Artcurial’s July auction, with a great view of the drive gearing up for the start of their races. M than two-thirds of the lots were offered at serve, all well-presented with multiple ph — plus videos for the more significant c Auctioneer Hervé Poulain battled through two power outages under monsoon-like rain, aided by Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff out front with microphones, U.S.-auction style. Immediately preceding the excitement of the $1.9m Ferrari 275 GTC, a class-winner in the 1966 Nürburgring 1000 Km, there was huge interest in a very original 1959 250 GT, still with original tools and tin of brake fluid, that fetched $261k, while two sharp Mercedes-Benz 300SLs went for the right money: a superbly restored 1961 Roadster for $796k (plated wheel balance weights, anyone?) and a slightly less good but matching-numbers 1955 Gullwing for $690k. But a trio of retired racers whipped up the most fer- vor. An incredibly original (but sympathetically fettled) Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA sold for $159k; the 1991 Peugeot 905 EV13 that was part of the triple-winning Le Mans team in 1993 sold for $810k; and the 1988 WM P88 that hit $147k, engineless. A source of national pride, the 74 WM was a back-door project cooked up by Peugeot engineers, with aerodynamic help from Heuliez and narrow tires, built specifically to beat the Porsches down Le Mans’ Mulsanne Straight — which it did in 1988, reaching 244 mph (407 kph, or 405 kph officially, as Peugeot had just launched the 405 sedan) — a record that will always stand, now that the kinks have been put in on the N138. Other keen prices were the 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4/BB at $199k, correctly just pipping the $147k 512 BBi, and a restored Daytona owned by historic-race big-wig Bernard Consten for $369k. A noreserve 1958 Messerschmitt KR200 brought a well-above-average $41k, and another oddity, a Renault 12 Gordini R1173, sold for $22k. The tent, packed at the start of proceedings, thinned out to available seating as the Heuliez Collection of 40 coachbuilt prototypes came up after a short interval at 6 p.m. With their own catalog, these raised almost $1m, after the Musée Auto Moto Vélo de Châtellerault claimed the right to buy three cars under an obscure French law designed to stop significant works of art leaving the country. That other French institution, Facel-Vega, was represented by a beautifully restored and rare manual-transmission 1959 Excellence. It failed to sell, stalling at $200k. But a rare 1938 Peugeot 402 Darl’Mat roadster made $398k, and a Simca 1000-based Butagaz advertising vehicle for the 1968 Tour de France, which looked like a motorized gas bottle, sold for an incredible $29k. Strong sales both — and only possible in the land of wine and cheese. ♦ Sales Totals $10m $2m $4m $6m $8m 0 Sports Car Market 2012 2011 2010 2011-No Sale

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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA ENGLISH #130-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 672220. Birch Gray/red leather. Odo: 35,000 miles. California car restored 20 years ago but still superb and sharp. Good door fit, engine concours-level, leather like new. Paint remains deep, chrome shiny, with minor bubbles on front bumper. Not original cylinder head, but it’s included, as are handbook and well sold, at about the same money as a perfect, late, low-mileage Rover Mini Cooper or a non-S “classic” Cooper. So really it’s just a case of deciding in which flavor (and how ugly) you like your hot Mini motoring. FRENCH tools, plus Heritage Certificate. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $140,082. Bought on March 16 for $81,400 at Auctions America by RM in Fort Lauderdale, when we said: “Even though it’s been 20 years since restoration, the excellent cosmetics inspired confidence that everything had been well maintained. For the seller, it was probably a bit of a loss.” (SCM# 197190). This time, very well sold. #101-1968 MORRIS MINI Traveller wagon. S/N MAW6L112194. Brown & wicker/beige leather. Left-hand-drive export model. Originally an auto, converted to manual. Hand-finished by the Taka Hira fatherand-son team. Older resto, some blemishes in paint, timber needs revarnishing. Leather not #118-1938 PEUGEOT 402 Darl’Mat roadster. S/N 400233. Eng. # 400246. Blue/ red leather. Odo: 26,306 km. One of just 20 thought to survive and still with original engine, plus Cotal electric preselector gearbox. Very good older restoration with more recent repaint. Leather bench seat creas- TOP 10 No. 10 Split noted in passenger’s seat vinyl. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,761. My vicar had one of these. Yes, really. In yellow. Sadly, he also lost his life in it. Proper rear-engined Gordinis have the potential to be truly terrifying, and are hugely sought-after. Offered at no reserve, this did the right money. #124-1971 RENAULT 12 GORDINI R1173 sedan. S/N 9800636. Blue/black & gray leather. Odo: 15,710 km. Straight and solid, repainted in 2011 and prepped for historic rallying with roll cage, sumpguard, electrical cut-out, etc. Later engine block from a 17, but the right Gordini head. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $22,254. Yes, the Gordini name got ing and taking on a nice patina. Hood faded but serviceable. French title. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $398,127. Massive interest in this, as it’s a homegrown roadster that has a loyal following, making it practically a national treasure, and sold right on the money. Yes, you could have two Bentley 3 Litres for this. #127-1962 SIMCA 1000 Publicitaire Butagaz truck. S/N 5033196. Metallic blue/blue & gray vinyl. Odo: 8,511 km. There is a little rear-engined Simca 1000 under there somewhere. Seven of these were built as promotional vehicles to ride along with the Tour de France, a French national institution, and this standard but a nice touch. Locked, unable to check odo. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,746. Offered at no reserve and sold about where expected, which is approaching Cooper money. Early Minis are on the up, but this wasn’t early, so presumably the buyer thought the upgrades were worth the extra cash. Well sold. #165-1979 MARCOS MINI Mk IV coupe. S/N DH8263. Orange/black vinyl & velour. Originally a right-hand-drive “continuation” car by D&H Fibreglass Techniques. Sold in the U.K., converted to LHD during refurb, with modded “S” motor on twin-choke Weber. Not eligible for historics (although one finished 15th at Le Mans in 1966), but should be a blast on the road. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,220. Offered at no reserve and slightly 76 displays stickers from the 1968 event. In very original condition with low mileage and in basically good order. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,491. These have a collector following in France—oh yes, and this was the most viewed lot of the sale. Completely pointless, but c’est la vie. Price paid was probably fair. Sports Car Market onto the front-drivers too, and his last model was the unlikely 12, which later lived on for more years than it should have as the Romanian-built Dacia. The R1173 version received the R16 engine with twin Webers and 5-speed. Offered at no reserve, this made a lot of money in its home country, which is realistically the only place you’re going to sell one of these. Still, a ready-to-go and therefore cheapish entry on the next Monte Carlo Historique rally, which is what it was built for. #217-1972 CITROËN SM Espace coupe. S/N 00SB6200. Metallic blue/brown leather. The star of the mixed and odd Heuliez Collec- #104-1970 RENAULT 8 GORDINI 1135 sedan. S/N 5007297. Blue/black vinyl. Hopped-up rear-engined Renault from “The Sorcerer,” sporting two twin-choke Webers nearly as big as the little pushrod motor. An older resto with a more recent repaint. No rot.

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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA tion, which includes a ’57 Ford Fairlane Skyliner and this clone of the 1971 Paris Motor Show car—although that was metallic brown and had slats over the rear window. (The idea was to show that open-top motoring could be safe.) Repainted at some point, plating on door and reclining seat handles poor, interior in fair order. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $135,658. This is the second copy, built in 1972 for the personal use of Henri Hueliez and the only one left after the original show car was destroyed. Offered at no reserve and fetched only half what was expected, from a real, live bidder in the front row. If you’re not sure about an SM’s abilities, watch the original version of “The Longest Yard,” with Burt Reynolds. #149-1985 LIGIER JS6D citycar. S/N VJRS6D001186. Blue/gray velour. Odo: 11,615 km. In fair-to-good original order though with piece of trim missing from right wheelarch trim. Tiny diesel engine, golf buggy-sized wheels. Still with BEST BUY ing of “plough understeer.” Unusable as a rally car and driving it would take away its almost-virgin credentials, but still fairly well bought at the price. For the eccentric, rich collector of blind-alley pieces, or the Group B completist. #238-1988 WM P88 racer. S/N HZ19884. Green & white/black suede & vinyl. RHD. Presented in pretty rough “as-run” condition, still engineless after it caught fire in a 1989 race, from which it still wears the stickers. Likely repainted around the stickers. This was a sort of independent Le Mans runner developed by two Peugeot engineers in their spare time, with PRV V6 power and Heuliez sponsorship, which helped with the bodywork. Specifically designed to beat the 238 mph set by a Porsche 917 on the Mulsanne Straight. fered at no reserve against a $900k–$1.5m, estimate this sold slightly lower, at the same money as a real Porsche 962 with some Works history. A Porsche of the same provenance would probably command double this price. GERMAN TOP 10 No. 6 #142-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing coupe. S/N 1980405500049. Eng. # 1989804500209. Sil- ver/ blue leather. Odo: 86,621 miles. In superb restored order. Re painted from original gray; now some chips out of the leading edges of handbook. Offered without reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $2,949. Touted as the ideal Le Mans Classic paddock transport, this was the only car from the “Tribute to Guy Ligier” collection to sell. Also the cheapest car in the sale. Well bought. #216-1986 CITROËN BX 4TC sedan. S/N HZ19863. Black/black velour. Odo: 1,036 km. Group B homologation car (the actual rally cars were shorter two-doors). Most of the 85 built and sold were bought back and destroyed before legal witnesses, so this is a rare survivor. Basically a BX with a longitudinal powertrain (turboed Simca 180 engine, SM gearbox) and all-wheel drive, retaining the hydropneumatic suspension. Never very successful and killed by the demise of Group B in Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $147,455. Ran in the 1988 24 Hours, this car’s claim to fame is that it hit a 253 mph at Le Mans, where aerodynamics are all, due to the length of the Mulsanne (before they put in the chicane)—a record that will likely stand forever. It retired after overheating, possibly because the cooling ducts had been taped over to help the top speed. Offered at no reserve and bought for about a quarter of what a middling 962 will cost you. Could run in the Le Mans Classic, or it’s an expensive wall ornament. #106-1991 PEUGEOT 905 Evo1 B racer. S/N EV13. White/black racing bucket. MHD. Presented in very original condition, but cleaned up, rather than in as-raced dirt, which is the fashion now. Tach starts at 8,000! The reserve car for 1991 and raced in 1992, and may have been the ringer in 3rd at Le Mans in 1993 when 905s took the first three places. With 10 pages in the catalog. Part of the Collection d’un Champion Auto- TOP 10 No. 4 doors, paint wavy on left front eyebrow. Fairly recent retrim in leather from original blue fabric. Tidy and clean engine bay. Monaco title. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $690,047. Originally supplied to San Francisco, then in England, where it was restored. Nice but not immaculate—well sold. #121-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 19804210002820. Eng. # 1989 8010002801. Silver/ silver aluminum hard top/ red leather. Odo: 18,597 miles. Superb and slightly over-restored by German specialist Lars Romblesheim—even the wheel weights are plated. Excellent panel fit. With factory hard top. TOP 10 No. 5 1986. This is the only one finished in black, for maker Heuliez’s CEO Gerard Queveau. Clean, tidy and hardly used, interior as-new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $39,813. If you drive one in FWD only, you will discover the true mean- 78 mobile. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $810,351. The 905 marked Peugeot’s return to endurance racing in 1990, winning Le Mans in 1992 and 1993, and this was one of the most admired and photographed cars of the weekend. Of- Newish leather just lightly creasing in. Disc brakes from new, now with Nardi wheel and fitted suitcase. Odometer reset to zero in midnoughties. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $796,198. Originally blue/gray with cream leather, supplied to the U.S., now with Dutch title. Some buyers will always go for a slightly over-thetop finish, as here. Though the model continues to appreciate, this one was slightly well sold. #213-1969 PORSCHE 914-6 “Murene” coupe. S/N HZ19701. Orange & white/beige Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA & orange velour. Odo: 12,000 km. The only 914 bodied by Heuliez. Styled by Jacques blue/black racing bucket. Odo: 3,410 km. Excellent refurbished condition (by Porsche Centre in Brussel) and nicely presented. The French FFSA Championship winner in 1998, and an “art car” painted by Peter Klasen. One owner from new. Excellent provenance includes drives by Jean-Pierre Jarier. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $209,385. A shrewd buy on a ready-to-go racer that will find more events to suit it as it gets older. ITALIAN Cooper, the man who did the TGV and reminiscent of Matra Bagheera/Murena, but without the three-abreast seating. Older restoration with later clean but crude repaint. Interior is original. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $53,084. Appeared at Paris Motor Show in 1970 but attracted no interest from Porsche, and Heuliez bought it from the designer and his parent company in 1971. Offered at no reserve and fairly well bought at a slight premium to stock 914-6 money. #140-1973 PORSCHE 911 RS 2.7 coupe. S/N 9113600027. Green/black velour. Odo: 1,799 km. Very good thoughout. Competition prep includes roll cage, big tank, strut braces, etc. Momo steering wheel. Swiss-titled. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $168,608. Shockingly low price for a real RS chassis. Engine strangely from a 1976 911S U.S. 49 state CIS car, a far cry from the type of engine originally in an RS. Rest of car stripped out for fun track events. #136-1959 FERRARI 250 GT coupe. S/N 1529GT. Primrose/black leather. Odo: 76,700 km. Technically a barn find, but in much better condition than that implies. A time-warp beauty, incredibly untouched and original. Sitting nicely on alloy-rimmed Borranis. Worn and faded original interior. Paint is matte. Still nal, bordering on tatty. Various bits of paint missing, but appears solid, and floors are largely new. Raced in period by “Wild” Willy Mairesse and still has a Dunlop Racing tire on the spare, but XASs on new road wheels. Engine has been refreshed. Original interior has some splits in seams. With original handbook and service book; odometer is on its second go around the clock. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $159,251. Huge money for a 105, even a nice early step-front, but you’re paying for the provenance. And here the lucky buyer did that only after a long battle, to applause. #131-1966 ASA RB 613 1300GT coupe. S/N 21004. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 1 km. Strange little “baby GTO” inspired by Luigi Chinetti, ran in the 1966 Le Mans and run by NART in the 1967 Daytona and Sebring 24 hours. Bright and shiny from 10 paces, not so good close up, and interior’s a bit rough. has all its original tools, and even an old tin of Shell Donax brake fluid in the trunk. Odo reading is since new. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $260,995. Massive interest in this matchingnumbers coupe, in hands of its second family owner since 1962. It sold far over the $200k estimate, and no surprise, because the market prizes originality. #128-1962 MASERATI 3500 GTI coupe. Original color was Tangerine, car not built as a lightweight but as a regular Touring model with only options of Sport Seats and headrests, now both long gone. I find it curious that the catalog set a very low expectation in price range for this car, as if they understood the car’s shortcomings. Unless car had signs of very significant crash and/or rust damage poorly repaired, this was a very good buy. #117-1997 PORSCHE 993 GT2R coupe. S/N WPOZZZ99WPS393012. Red, white & split in driver’s-side base. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $82,574. This sold right at the top of the $60k–$85k estimate range, so you have to call it well shifted, considering the amount of work needed—although good history (one owner since 1971) always helps. #113-1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA Sprint GTA coupe. S/N 10502613372. Red/ black vinyl. Odo: 2,285 km. Incredibly origi- 80 Sports Car Market S/N AM1012628. Red/tan leather. Odo: 108,000 km. 1980s refurb with poor paint, but has potential. Still on Lucas fuel injection. Brightwork only fair. Right front fender repeater is missing. Original leather seats, with Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $368,637. Slightly tartily presented on mismatching non-original wheels and with a roll-call of events listed on the Cpillar, plus Scuderia Ferrari badges (though there is a legitimate connection). Still, Le Mans history must mean something, and this fetched up about where predicted. #137-1966 FERRARI 275 GTC coupe. S/N 08457. Eng. # 08457. Maroon/black leather. Odo: 18,780 km. One of three steel-bodied GTCs built, and a class winner in the 1966 Nürburgring 1000 Km. Fastidiously restored in the ’90s, so there’s no patina left. Rear roll hoop fitted in TOP 10 No. 1

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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA otherwise as-new interior, with Nardi wheel and 365 GTC gearbox internals. English titled, with FIA and Ferrari Classiche papers. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,906,261. Originally supplied to Germany, has been in the U.S., where it was restored, later raced in Europe, and sold here on the money. #135-1967 LANCIA FULVIA Sport 1.3 coupe. S/N 818332001264. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 22,552 km. Very original and dusty barn find, low mileage. No corrosion in aluminum outer panels, but has a couple of holes in front panels where Hella spots used to live. Said to have last run 10 years ago, sits on steel wheels, miles. Good, repainted, straight. No scuffs or dings. Original leather. Recent belt and clutch job. Given condition, mileage could be genuine. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $50,134. From first year of production in an interesting color, which has to be worth more than “resale red.” These have been the bargain Ferraris for so SOLD AT $19,169. French-market car from the collection of Christiane Sacci, acquired in 2006 for regular rallies to save wear on her Lancia 037 (Lot 139). Offered at no reserve and sold fairly for about the same price as a decent standard car. #141-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 coupe. S/N 15367. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 72,500 km. Good, previously refurbed car. Originally metallic blue. Seats lightly creased, mouse fur slightly fading to brown. Complete original toolkit and handbooks. French title. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $368,637. French-market car, but a set of Delta Mic alloys is included. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $10,050. Much viewed, and sold for about half the price of a decent runner. If it’s not rotten within, then an easy restoration and worth the money, but orange powder on the runner floor mats didn’t bode well. A brave but possibly rewarding punt. #179-1970 LANCIA FULVIA Rallye HF Fanalone coupe. S/N 818540001284. Red/ black vinyl. km. Properly prepped rally coupe, built from a standard Fanalone (big-headlight) HF for the Monte Carlo Historique in the early 2000s. Left (aluminium-skinned) door fit a little out at the bottom, but all else is serious bought in 1986 by Bernard Consten, organizer of Tour Auto. Last sold in 2009 for $279,285 at Bonhams’ Rétromobile sale in Paris, with 72,645 km showing (SCM# 119699). Price looks expensive for condition compared with other Daytonas at auction, but with tools, history and few owners, it’s a retailer’s dream. #175-1973 DETOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNNK06424. Black/black racing bucket. Restored, neat, clean and excellent. Race mods done in the U.S. Basically in Group 4 trim, although it could get FIA papers if you swapped out the big brakes. Cond: 2-. and workmanlike. Monaco resident but French-titled. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $66,354. Twice the price of a standard road car, but another case of “you couldn’t build it for the money.” I’ll call it a good buy as a convincing Works replica and a cheaper, more interesting alternative to an equivalent Mk 1 Escort. #138-1971 ALFA ROMEO GTV 1750 coupe. S/N 1388981. Red/black vinyl & velour. Straight and tidy competition-prepped car, bumperless and with sump guard, bucket seats and harnesses. Somewhere along the line, the car lost its slatted grille in favor of mesh. Engine described as “enchanting” in catalog, although no idea of internal spec. Cond: 3+. 82 SOLD AT $66,354. Plenty of intermarquetype races for it in Europe, or an exciting road car at a little more money than the standard item. At the same price or slightly less than a used historic racing 2-liter Porsche 911, this represents bigger bang for your buck. #132-1974 FERRARI 308 GT4 coupe. S/N 36895. Silver/cream leather. Odo: 75,520 from 2000. Dealers keep telling me that these are on the up, but this is the first real indication that they’re getting near £100k ($160k). In this case, low mileage (and standing isn’t always a good thing for complicated supercars, remember) was likely canceled out by the slightly grubby interior. © Sports Car Market long, but in the U.K. you can get a tired Testarossa for less. Price paid here shows hope for the model; imaginatively bought, although it does include a $5k engine job. #155-1974 FERRARI 365 GT4/BB coupe. S/N 18023. Silver/black leather. Odo: 28,000 km. In excellent restored order with new interior by Luppi. No scuffs or scrapes. Two owners, sold with original books and tools. Italian title. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $199,064. I include this because the older carbureted (and quicker) car is supposed to be worth more than the 512 BBi that replaced it, and here it follows that rule. Well sold, but they’re supposed to be climbing soon, and still less money than a Daytona. #120-1982 FERRARI 512 BBI coupe. S/N 43029. Red/tan leather. Odo: 5,400 km. Body and alloys unscuffed, dash top not aged. Curiously for low mileage, driver’s seat and entry bolster are scuffed. With original tools and handbook. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $147,455. First supplied to Germany, then in Canada

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN The Main Event and All Ford Friday Worldwide’s top sale overall was, appropriately for the venue, a 1934 V12-powered Auburn, sold for a record $473k Company Worldwide Auctioneers Date August 31–September 1, 2012 Location Auburn, IN Auctioneer Rod Egan Automotive lots sold/offered 89/125 Sales rate 70% Sales total $5,275,450 High sale 1934 Auburn Twelve Salon Cabriolet, sold at $473,000 Buyer’s premium 1934 Auburn 12 Salon Cabriolet, sold for $473,000 Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics W orldwide’s fifth home-based auction featured a number of major changes this year. First and foremost was a change of venue, as they partnered with the National Auto & Truck Museum to conduct the auction inside the museum. To my knowledge, this is the only collector-car auction in North America to be held in a former assembly plant — this one built in 1929 by the Cord Corporation to house manufacturing for what became the L-29 Cord. The building later housed the experimental shops that birthed the Cord 810 prototypes. The building lent the auction a special mystique. The location, next door to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and a block from Eckhart Park, where the Parade of Classics staged and Auburn, IN started on Saturday, is a notable improvement over their previous venue, out by itself along Interstate 69 between Auburn and Fort Wayne. It’s convenient enough that you could park by the museum complex and walk the entire area on foot. The other big change was the format of the auction. With limited space in and around the auction site, Worldwide limited consignments to catalogquality vehicles and presented them as a static auction. Even if they wanted to sell more cars, they flat out didn’t have the room. The first night was “All Ford Friday,” in part a fundraiser for the Early Ford V8 Foundation & Museum. A total of 54 cars crossed the block Friday night, and the high sale was a 2004 Ford GT “test mule” prototype — the $217k sale directly benefiting the museum. By the end of the weekend, they netted $345k in proceeds from three charity vehicles — more than enough to retire their mortgage. On the next evening, it was on to 71 cars for “The Main Event,” with pre-war luxury cars the staple of Saturday evening. The top sale overall was, appropriately for this venue, a V12powered Auburn. This 1934 Series 1250 cabriolet was the 2008 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival poster car, and it sold for a record $473k. Worldwide had good success with post-block 2004 Ford GT advanced prototype “test mule,” sold for $217,250 84 sales as well. They also had sufficient manpower on site to provide excellent customer service, from bidders’ registration staff to the parking lot attendants. And they even solicited ideas for improving future events. This year’s success has me looking forward to another Worldwide/ National Auto & Truck Museum joint venture next year. ♦ Sales Totals $15m $12m $9m $6m $3m 0 Sports Car Market 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 10%, included in sold prices

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN ENGLISH #154-1950 BENTLEY MK VI Sedanca coupe. S/N B135FU. Maroon/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 51,269 miles. Originally fitted with a sedan body, fitted with this Sedanca body from another Bentley when refurbished 2004–06. Decent paint job, but not show-quality. No sign of forward roof panel. With a pair of Lucas driving lights and Cyclops front fog lamp with a cracked lens. Vent window glass starting to delaminate. Loose-fitting seat up- stored steering wheel. Rather dingy undercarriage, with an old exhaust system that looks ready to fall off. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,850. When you think of a green MG, British Racing Green is usually what is conjured up, not metallic light green. Not that it looked bad, but it’s a far-from-popular color. This and the tired cosmetic redo explain the low price. holstery. Weak workmanship on the headliner, especially around the odd teardrop rear quarter-windows. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $63,250. A conversion that would make a Zimmer owner exclaim, “Now, that’s just too much.” The quarter-windows looked like salvage out of a “Keep On Truckin’” ’73 Econoline hippie van, with C- auto-shop workmanship to match. Last seen at Motley’s Auction in Richmond, VA, in April 2008, not selling for $24k (SCM# 116406). Well sold today. #126-1952 NASH-HEALEY ROAD- STER. S/N NHA1130. Red/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 28,665 miles. Arizona-assigned VIN. Optional overdrive, heater, and AM radio. Older trim-off repaint presents well, but hood has some buffed-out orange peel, and cowl has a crack across the middle. Respectable door and panel fit, as car is claimed never to have been taken apart. Presentable original non-stock disc brakes. Stated that a Jaguar Heritage Certificate accompanies the car, but no copy displayed. Original factory-optional Laycock de Normanville overdrive. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $88,000. In my opinion, a rather pleasing color combination in turquoise and tan that, while stock, you just don’t see. Bid to this amount on the hammer across the block, and reported sold post-block. Seems like enough, considering the changes. #116-1966 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk bright work. Newer replacement top. Seat upholstery shows fading and aging. Topical engine-bay cleanup, but rather untidy spark-plug wire management. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $58,300. Back a half-dozen years ago, when Nash-Healeys were supposed to be the next big thing, this would’ve been a $75k car on a bad day. Today this offer looked like all the money in the world. Well sold. #103-1954 MG TF roadster. S/N HDA- 46734. Almond Green Metallic/black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 12,654 miles. Very presentable older repaint, with light chips on front and a 86 Sports Car Market III BJ8 roadster. S/N HBJ8L32168. White & navy blue/black vinyl/navy blue & white vinyl. Odo: 79,007 miles. Acquired by seller in 1979, cosmetic restoration some time after chrome. Older tires, with paint runs from the red-painted brake drums. Moderate seat wrinkling. Rust on gauges. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. A French car, imported new to Australia, fitted with an Aussie body, used over the past decade in Europe with a U.K. number plate, and now sold in Indiana. Last seen at RM’s Amelia Island auction this spring, selling for $82,500 (SCM# 197819). High offer must’ve been close today. GERMAN #149-1964 AMPHICAR 770 convertible. S/N 100506. Seafoam green/black vinyl/white & yellow vinyl. Odo: 6,203 miles. Miles claimed actual. Car reportedly original aside from paint touch-up, body and transmission seals, motor mounts and tires. Un-yellowed white seat vinyl suggest it has been replaced. Good chrome and paint, with newer boat registration lettering. Topically cleaned-up engine #113-1956 JAGUAR XK 140 roadster. S/N 8122516P. Arbor Green/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 171 miles. Restored with MC package, which includes C-type cylinder head. High-quality restoration shows almost no wear since. Better-than-original paint and chrome. Faint wear on seats and carpeting. Heater control cable dangling under the dash. Fitted with few light scratches. Mix of older replate and original chrome. Older interior redo. Well re- that. It’s led the life of Riley ever since, with debris chipping in the painted wheelwells. Wavy cowl bodywork or paint (or both). Muted older chrome replating gives it the used-but-cared-for look. Ditto for the interior, which was also redone several years ago. Tidy and well kept under the hood, but with compromises made for hoses, belts, battery, etc. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $37,950. Offered at no reserve; the price was a little bit soft, but then again so was the car. It should be an enjoyable driver. FRENCH #145-1930 DELAGE DR70 tourer. S/N 29663. Green & black/black leatherette/green leather. RHD. Odo: 8,640 miles. Titled as a 1930, but serial number range is from 1929. Originally sold new in Australia in 1930, with locally built bodywork. Early ’70s restoration, and not to particularly high standards. Good body and fender paint likely newer. Dulling

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN bay. Deemed freshwater-worthy, as it last went afloat in June of this year. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $64,900. Purchased new by seller’s family in January 1965, as a year-end closeout and the only one in this color combo that the father liked. One would think that lower-mile originals would be more plentiful, but it seems like restored examples are the only ones that turn up. The reserve was off at $55k, for a very realistic price in today’s calmer market. #110-1965 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 13-window minibus. S/N 245098513. Red & gunmetal/red & gray vinyl. Odo: 29,557 miles. Recent driver-grade cosmetic restoration. Good enough trim-off repaint, with heavier overspray underneath. Mix of new and cracked weatherstripping. Period- partment, minimal oil seepage. From the estate of Ford executive Burr Joslin. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,000. This was by far the rarest car of the Joslin Collection. Two weeks later, another Model S sold in South Dakota for similar money. Well bought and sold. #134-1909 WALKER 15 electric delivery accessory passenger’s step rail and wood-slat roof rack. Reupholstered interior done well. 1970 aftermarket chrome barefoot gas pedal. Engine compartment locked, unable to inspect. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,100. Since it was sold at no reserve, no one can quibble about the price. Indeed, I think it was a bid or two generous, since microbus fever seems to have cooled. #152-1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 coupe. S/N 9113300120. Irish Green/black leather. Odo: 15,854 miles. High-quality trim-off repaint is over two decades old but still presents at least as good original. Light UV fading on bumper rubber bits. Scuffing and scratches on window trim. Original interior soft trim worn but not damaged. Well detailed under the hood, with almost all original components. van. S/N 5875. Maroon/black leather. Claimed to have originally been part of the fleet operated by Hearn’s Department Store in New York City, and restored as such. Excellent workmanship overall, and with the bank of four modern lead-acid batteries, claimed to be fully functional. Well-applied paint, excellent wood refinishing and replacement. Configured for light parcel delivery via front door, with cargo door at the rear primarily for loading at tank. No perceivable wear on seats or even the white floorboards. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $245,000. As it was extracted from a California mine in the mid-’60s without a body, it’s anyone’s guess what this originally was fitted with when new. Last seen at RM’s 2010 Hershey auction, then green and needing some attention, selling for $200,700 (SCM# 167705). That cost of entry, and likely a nearly equal sum spent to restore it once again, suggest that this was many leagues away from the reserve. #114-1917 AMERICAN LAFRANCE TYPE 40 fire truck. S/N 1977. Red & gold/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 2,397 miles. Used by three Florida fire departments before 1970 purchase. Concours restored 1985–88, winning AACA Senior National Award and Best Restored Fire Truck at SPAAMFAA 1989 national meet. Donated to NATMUS in 1996, and consigned by them to raise funds. Slightly darker red within gold leaf borders. Stated that AMERICAN #1-1907 FORD MODEL S speedster. S/N 2517. Red/black leather. RHD. Older authentic restoration, retaining mostly original components. Repaint holding up very well. Brass presentable. Exposed wood is well varnished. Light wear on side bolsters. Tidy engine com- re-restoration, to fix early ’80s work. Concours-ready as presented here. If anything, a bit over-the-top, with all fasteners being highly polished brass and the engine painted to match the body, powertrain and chassis. Peerless radiator script added to ends of fuel Newer Pirellis on the polished but original Fuchs wheels. Factory a/c, per Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $125,400. There’s no denying that the 911S has become a hot commodity in the past few years, with even driver-quality cars fetching $100k. Much like this car. That’s where the reserve was met here, and it just kept going strong. 88 the store. The only gauge is an ammeter, mounted in the seat base below the driver. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $42,000. When powered by a full set of batteries, reportedly capable of speeds up to 15 mph with a range of 40 miles. Not much has changed in a century, including urban delivery being the only sensible use of full electrics. You might want to pack a lunch if you’re going to wait for a “carbon conscious” company to pay your price here, as the consignor less-than-subtly hinted in the description. #158-1913 PEERLESS 48-6 roadster. S/N 13269. Blue/black leatherette/black leather. Odo: 141 miles. Recently completed 47 books of gold leaf were used. The solid rubber tires look like they were molded last month. Chain drive is dry and clean. Full complement of period equipment included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $145,200. Offered at no reserve. Hammered sold more than $30k over the high estimate. Lots of bidder activity on this, especially from two well-known historic-fire-apparatus collectors. Seemingly big money, but not as stratospheric as it might seem. #121-1920 KISSEL 45 Golden Bug speedster. S/N 451964. Yellow/black cloth/ black leather. Odo: 202 miles. State-of-the-art restoration within past decade. AACA Senior Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN National Award Winner badge on dash. Repaint still impressive, but undercarriage now shows heavier chipping and scrapes. Nickelplated brightwork very cloudy. Chrome front bumper and windshield frame like new. Top starting to look dull and weathered. With period accessory “fat man” adjustable steering expectation. Sold right in the expected price range. #128-1930 LASALLE 340 sedan. S/N 603471. Maroon & black/gray broadcloth. Odo: 33,997 miles. Frame-off restoration in early 1990s, then earned CCCA Senior First Place and Cadillac & LaSalle Club National First Place. Door-frame clamp-on mirrors the only 21st century concession. Paint and wheel. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $105,000. These Cheddarhead speedsters built in WI, are comparable to a Mercer or Stutz Bearcat of the same era but have stayed under the market’s radar. While not a purely open-bodied car like those two, its thrill-seeking nature is evident in Kissel’s trademark bodyside bucket seats—for guaranteed maximum passenger bug and rock catching. With Brass Era cars seeing a renaissance, real-deal “Gold Bug” speedsters are starting to catch on, so it’s understandable why it didn’t sell. Last seen at H&H Buxton 2009, not sold at $77,636 (SCM# 119990). #147-1929 PACKARD CUSTOM EIGHT 7-passenger touring. S/N 172776. Maroon, red & gray/black cloth/ maroon leather. Odo: 34 miles. Restored one to two decades ago and still very presentable. Moderate polishing scratches in paint and chrome. Very tidy engine bay, with correct braided cloth sheath ignition wiring. Light weathering on seat tops, but very presentable interior otherwise. Factory-optional dual sidemounts and solid artillery wheels. Dealer-accessory grille guard, Goddess of Speed hood ornament, rear passenger’s compartment folding windshield, while pulling the door latch. With period-accessory Trippe lights and spotlight. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $88,000. These really are sleepers, as far as Full Classics are concerned. Bought new by folks who appreciated a fine car but didn’t want to look ostentatious, that has also held down value ever since. Market price paid for one in tour-car condition, at about half the price of a LaSalle or entry-level Cadillac. chrome still concours. Light carpet wear and soiling, but reupholstered interior almost as fresh as when it left the restoration shop. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $55,000. Cadillac’s companion car LaSalle was so good that it started siphoning sales from its parent marque in this first full year of the Great Depression. Well bought by a large-volume collector-car dealer. #162-1931 CADILLAC 370A V12 con- vertible. S/N 101039. Black & silver/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 2,018 miles. Last restored mid-1990s. Excellent prep and paint, still in great condition, as is the replated chrome. Steering wheel cracking at junction of spokes and rim. Minimal seat wear. No shift lever knob (hopefully removed by consignor for temporary safekeeping). Motor looks good on top, but some heavier gasket seeping under #155-1933 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT Model 1004 Convertible Victoria. S/N 66727. Caramel & light tan/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 43,929 miles. Restored in the early ’80s, occasionally locally shown, then stored until recently. Presentable repaint on exterior, but cowl has some heavier cracking. Reproduction cowl tag. Cleaned up and presentable engine bay. All glass changed out to modern safety glass when restored. Seats lightly wrinkled and glossy. Dust still in the cracks and wrinkles. Light water staining on and grille guard. Period aftermarket Pilot Ray pivoting lights and pedestal-mounted driver’s side spotlight. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $132,000. Straight-cut non-synchronized gears, no power assist for the steering or the mechanical brakes and geared for 55-mph long-haul driving without stressing the long-stroke straight eight. Having driven the Chet Krause/ Old Cars Weekly near-identical twin, I speak from experience. Granted, I enjoyed said experience, but satisfaction will vary based on 90 cylinder heads. Dealer-accessory Heron hood ornament and grille guard. Period-accessory spotlights and Pilot Ray driving lights. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $231,000. The paintwork on this car, especially with its painted rather than plated wire wheels, came off as much more authentic than most multi-cylinder Cadillac restorations from this era. As it sits right now, best to go use it, as restoration number three is starting to raise its head. Sold well to a phone bidder. #143-1932 BUICK 96C convertible. S/N 2624272. Red & black/tan cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 4,631 miles. Older restoration by marque specialist Bob Fleck. Very presentable repaint just starting to dull along rumble-seat opening. Light pitting on pot-metal trim, slightly dulling bumper chrome. Reupholstered in generic wide-pleated vinyl. One small tear in driver’s door panel, as if a wedding ring once caught top fabric. Runs a bit rich and with a slight tick, like it could stand to have the lifters tweaked, but starts well and runs strong. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $121,000. Discovered in 1959 by noted Packard scrounger of the time R. Randolph “Doc” Clark and purchased a year later, this car was the belle of the ball here. All of the other Packards combined (and there were 13 of them here) did not garner the attention given to this one car. Previously sold at RM Amelia Island in 2000 for $102,300, which we called “a fair price” (SCM# 12704). Bidding was strong, and it sold well for condition. TOP 10 No. 8 #135-1934 AUBURN TWELVE Series 1250 Salon Cabriolet. S/N 1091F. Black & silver/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 547 miles. ACD Club Category 1 certification confirms that this engine, chassis and body all left the Connersville, IN, plant together in 1934. Restored within the last decade, winning Best of Show at 2009 Barrington Concours d’Elegance. Well-cared-for paint and chrome. Better-than-new door and Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN panel fit. Heavier seat wear than expected for a show car. Delightful engine bay restoration, including the wrapped exhaust pipes. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $473,000. This car’s biggest claim #150-1937 PACKARD TWELVE Model 1508 4-dr convertible. S/N 1073239. Centennial Blue/gray cloth/two-tone gray cloth & leather. Odo: 23 miles. Multi-year state-of-theart no-expense-spared restoration, commissioned by long-term owner in 2005 and completed after he died. First time shown, it won Best of Show at the 2010 Dayton Concours, with best-in-class wins in 2011 at Amelia Island, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Lex- strap-iron trailer hitch for the custom trailer, used to haul the single-passenger hardwood boat, equipped with a pre-war ELTO 5-hp outboard motor. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $30,800. This was another case of someone spending too much time on the ancillaries instead of the main item. In this case, those with bidder’s paddles saw past the sizzle to the ground round, and when the bidding died off, the consignor cut it loose. #144-1942 WHITE M3A1 armored scout to fame was that it was the model for the artwork for the 2008 ACD festival poster. The reserve was off at $380k, and the bidding went for a while past that, ending with a phone bidder. A very strong price for condition, but as one of approximately six convertible coupes made in the final year of the Auburn V12, several felt it was worth it. Top sale this weekend. #112-1937 CADILLAC V12 Series 85 4-dr convertible. S/N 4130452. Green/tan cloth/green leather. Odo: 63,399 miles. Fitted with a roll-down divider window, so referred to by the consignor as an “Imperial Convertible Sedan.” Restored in 1995, good enough to be judged 100 points by CCCA in 1996, 98.5 in 1998, and then 99.5 points in 1999. Today, it won’t do that well, as it’s starting to show car military vehicle. S/N 262164. Olive drab/ olive drab canvas. Odo: 118 miles. Last restored in 2010. Better-than-original repaint done with Marine Corps lettering. Converted to two-wheel drive at that time by removing the front driveshaft. Post-it on dash states that it has “low brakes.” Older interior canvas, a mix of different vintages. Fitted with demil’ed ington, Dayton and St. John’s. Concours-ready as presented here. So clean it’s virtually sterile. Dealer-accessory Cormorant on the hood and in-dash AM radio. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $220,000. High offer was way under the money, but I’ll confess my bias here: This is my favorite year, favorite series, favorite body style, and favorite color of Packard—stunningly authentically restored to boot. If I could afford it, I’d buy it. #163-1938 AMERICAN BANTAM 60 roadster. S/N 11US0008083. White & red/ black cloth/white vinyl. Odo: 30,409 miles. More of a repaint than a restoration—an old cosmetic redo at best. Non-original paint motif and Oldsmobile hood ornament. Door and panel fit isn’t great (not like it was spectacular when new either). Chipped cloisonné grille emblem. Aftermarket windshield wind wings with clamp-on mirror. Home interior work, showing some wear from use. Home-made some light wear overall. Slightly dulling paint presents well. Light seat wrinkling and lighter carpet wear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $88,000. The Caddy twelves from this era tend to get overshadowed by the V16s but are actually better to live with and are hardly second-rate compared with the competition from Packard, Lincoln and Pierce-Arrow. Maybe not a smoking hot deal, but still a good buy. M2 .50 caliber gun. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $39,000. The White armored vehicles had the fatal flaw (literally) of using bolted rather than welded armor; when hit by heavy artillery, the bolts tended to shear and become shrapnel. White scout cars turn up occasionally, as they were used heavily at training bases during the war and then came onto the surplus market. Appropriately bid here and them some. #140-1949 PACKARD DELUXE EIGHT Club Sedan fastback. S/N 23654523. Black/ beige cloth. Odo: 79,355 miles. 288-ci I8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Claimed to be an original, unrestored car showing actual miles. Factory paint presents quite well after 63 years, but has light polishing swirls and some light paint chipping. Original chrome which could use a polishing. Crack in the rear quarter-window; rest of glass delaminating, aside from windshield. Likenew dashboard woodgraining. Heavier driver’s seat wear, some water staining on door panels. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,250. The twodoor fastback sedan is one of the better body styles from Packard’s “pregnant elephant” years of 1948–50. For an all-original twodoor Senior Packard with the nine main-bearing engine, I feel there’s money left on the table here. 92 Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN #109-1953 WOODILL WILDFIRE Se- ries II roadster. S/N 99723. White/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 1,612 miles. 200-ci V8, 2x2-bbl, 3-speed. Miles claimed actual, with original paint and dashboard. Older repainted black hood poorly done, but in harmony with the original paint. Recently reupholstered seats, but claimed to be the original dashpad. Older engine build with Offy aluminum heads, pair of Stromberg 97s, and chromed generator. Two fans in the nose in newer automotive cloth that looks like it came out of a 1984 Fleetwood Brougham or a Vegas strip club—maybe both. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,700. One could make the argument that Worldwide wanted to serve all aspects of the collector-car market with this consignment. One of the weaker cars of the auction, it still sold well enough. pointed at the radiator, a la Rube Goldberg. New authentic Dayton knockoff wire wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $66,000. Woodill actually predates the Corvette and Kaiser Darrin in production, making this an important piece for enlightened enthusiasts of early fiberglass cars. Combined total from both series I and II is two dozen, making this the second-to-last factory-assembled car. (There were also 100– 300 kits sold.) Obscurity keeps prices down, and the reserve was lifted when the bidding ceased, but this seemed cheap. #47-1955 CALIFORNIAN SPORT SPE- CIAL roadster. S/N 5505316. Maroon/black & burgundy vinyl. Odo: 9,259 miles. 221-ci V8, 2x2-bbl, 3-speed. Built on a 1940s Ford chassis with an earlier Ford flathead. Has a few waves in the fiberglass, but good enough repaint. Chrome presents well for its age. Frazer steering wheel, tach and speedometer from a 1960s Harley-Davidson Aermacchi. Newer upholstery shows minimal wear. Early Ford V8 wire wheels with repro bias-ply tires. #50-1966 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N SFM6S089. White/black vinyl. Odo: 2,185 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Owned and raced by Sir Stirling Moss 1993–99. Modified to 1965 GT350R spec before that. Last competed two weeks ago at 2012 Monterey Historics. Decent original paint for a 46-year-old race car. Interior gutted except for Hurst shifter, bare wood rim wheel, aftermarket gauges in dash, roll cage, and shell-type racing bucket seats. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $340,000. This car showed track inspection tags from pretty much every major track, and a few very local and obscure ones also. Previously sold at Worldwide’s Houston event in 2007 for $561,000 (SCM# 45355), so no surprise that the seller turned down this offer. #34-2004 FORD GT prototype coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S64Y400007. Black/black leather. 5.4-L fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Development test car, used to fine-tune aerodynamics, braking, handling, etc. As such, it logged a lot of track time and retains connections inside and out for test equipment. Scuffs and track rash throughout. Interior panels signed by 15 project engineers involved with the GT pro- Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. Truth be told, no one is certain exactly what this is. When it was exhibited at Amelia Island in 2010, it was tagged a “Mysterion” due to its unverified provenance. To me, it comes off as a poor man’s Lancia Aurelia with a Mercedes 190SL beak. Regard less, as interest in postwar fiberglass one-offs increases, prices won’t settle out for awhile. Appeared to sell across the block, but is not listed in final results. #156-1959 CADILLAC DEVILLE 2-dr hard top. S/N 59G121785. Black/ burgundy velour. Odo: 89,483 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Variable repaint: some panels done well, others lifting from original paint underneath. Rust blisters at bottoms of fenders and base of rear window. Clunky door fit. Reupholstered December 2012 gram. Missing odometer and several ancillary switches. Tires are down to the wear bars by design, for handling evaluation. Tidier engine bay than expected for a test mule. Consigned by NATMUS and sold on bill of sale. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $217,250. Just a garage ornament, really, and bought for nearly the price of a regular production GT, this was still well bought—if just for the fact that it paid off most of the NATMUS mortgage. © 93

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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. Beaulieu Autojumble Nestling in the rear corner was a barn-find 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2, which sold for $131k after an international bidding battle Company Bonhams Date September 8, 2012 Location Beaulieu, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 77/106 Sales rate 73% Sales total $3,542,477 High sale 1927 Bugatti Type 40 roadster, sold at $238,172 Buyer’s premium 15% on the first $47,845, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.63) 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Spyder, sold for $231,027 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics N ext to three fields of the U.K.’s largest annual autojumble, attended by a record 38,000 people, Bonhams sold the entire contents of the Exmoor Classic Car Museum for a total of $1,063,955, part of a $3.5m sale at its annual visit to the National Motor Museum. The Exmo Museum in Porlock, Somerset, was the retirement project of collector Stephen Johns, who decide pack it in for good this time. Among the 10 cars, 13 motorcycles and assorted automobilia sold, lots were a 1927 Bugatti Type 40 roadster with Australian body at $238k and a 1972 Ferrari D 246 GTS Spyder doing very well to reach $231k. Nestling in the rear corner (where a simi Alfa project was stacked last year) was the barnfind 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2. Estimated at just $16k–$32k, it was always going to make much more than that. Of the several “discovered” GTEs offered for restoration this year, this was the roughest, being both rotten and completely dismantled. Though the strippedout shell was crammed to the roof with boxes and bits, there was no way of telling if it was all there, but that didn’t prevent an international bidding battle between participants both in the tent and on the phone for this 94 gsaw puzzle, eventually selling for $131k to a U.K. telephone bidder. A 1925 Bentley 3/4½ Litre Speed Model Red Label Tourer was the third-highest 223k. Its long and varied career included being raced as a bitsa and more recently being re-engined with a 4½-liter unit. But in the vintage Bentley world, gs don’t matter, and this very usable gentleman’s hot rod sold for good 3 Litre money. mong the clutch of collectible Americans, the 1967 Pontiac GTO convertible Beaulieu, UK made the right $66k, but a ’65 coupe failed to find a buyer. But Bonhams struck ood, or just lucky, and it was the same with that other hard sell at U.K. auctions: Corvettes. Both mid-years sold, the ’67 big-block coupe for $92k and the ’64 small-block convertible with hard top for $70k, leading Bonhams to offer (and sell) a C1 and C2 the following week at its Goodwood Sales Totals Revival sale. The tent started off packed as usual, with bidders draped all over the cars as seems acceptable at this sale and nowhere else, and the first half of the auction was full steam ahead, kicking off with the Porlock collection. The nosales began to appear in the second half, but they couldn’t put much of a dent in an already-high sale average. ♦ $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. ENGLISH #610-1910 STAR 15HP tourer. S/N 2471. Eng. # 521P. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 27,423 miles. Excellent and sensitively restored condition. Wicker trim down the sides, paint lightly micro-blistered on scuttle. Nice brass although CAV nameplates are nearly with a flat-twin industrial engine, described in the catalog as “the result of a lifetime’s autojumble exploration.” Completed in 1997 and known within the owning family as “The Frog.” Good order throughout, with spare engine included. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,873. Sold just over top estimate for good A7 money, but a more interesting prospect and vintageevent eligible too; with a spare engine if anything goes badly wrong. Good for men in sheds! #597-1925 BENTLEY 3/4½ Speed Model Red Label tourer. S/N 1162. Eng. # SP1407. Green/black canvas/green leather. RHD. Odo: 76,674 miles. Stuffing 4.5-liter engines into 3-liter chassis is a long Bentley tradition. Fab- SOLD AT $52,271. Last sold by Bonhams at Hendon, April 2008 (SCM# 116476), for $67,172 and mostly unchanged since, although was museum exhibited. It was suggested a “careful renovation” might be more appropriate than a full restoration, but this is taking originality to the extreme. #573-1928 SUNBEAM 16.9HP drophead polished smooth, buttoned leather is older and nicely creased. Now with Dynastart. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $56,856. Bought at auction in 1968 but not restored until the ‘80s. Rare enough that the market price is whatever it sells for. This looked like a very fair deal. #552-1922 WOLSELEY SEVEN. S/N 50218. Gray/. Older restoration, now with some paint cracking around bonnent. Older fabric to seat back, newish leather to base. ric body intact, lightly dinged rad shell, leather lightly creased and has a nice patina. Motor clean and tidy, with electric fan. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $223,276. Last taxed in 2000, and let go a little under bottom estimate, at decent 3 Litre money. #653-1925 SUNBEAM 20/60HP tourer. S/N 1597ED. Blue/black/black leather. Odo: 18,068 miles. In this ownership 45 years, straight and shiny with nice rad plating, some buttons missing from leather, nicely dulled dash with cracked instrument surround. With leather with noticeable patina to seat and rumble seat probably original, dash well-stocked and clean. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $33,013. Hammer price was a little under low estimate, a good buy for the new owner. Nice nickel plating to rad shell, which shows one ding. No odometer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,672. From the Exmoor Classic Car Museum, which aquired it in 2009, and one of only 10 known survivors. #561-1925 AUSTIN SEVEN Coventry Victor Special roadster. S/N A2149. Green/ black leather. RHD. Looks like a four-wheeled Morgan three-wheeler but is an Austin Seven sidescreens. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $53,188. Considered a better car in period than the Rolls-Royce 20hp but costing 25% less, now the tables have ben turned and this sold for about 60% of the price of a 20hp in similar condition. Just about market-correct. #558-1928 LANCHESTER 23HP drophead coupe. S/N 3401. Eng. # 3399. Odo: 73 miles. Fantastically original and dilapidated old thing, stored 40 years but still starts and drives. Aluminum body basically sound under the all-but-disappeared paint. Leather bench seat and dickey still OK. Radiator and headlights polished through. 12v ignition. Cond: 4. 96 cracked original leather in front, new in rear. Not the original motor. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $19,808. Sold on the money. #553-1930 SINGER 8HP Porlock Sports Junior roadster. S/N 18989. Eng. # 24113. Sports Car Market #572-1930 RILEY NINE Monaco sedan. S/N 6010530. Black/green leather. RHD. Appealing saloon with fabric body in good shape, some paint flaking off bonnet. Very worn and coupe. S/N 5604H. Black/black vinyl/blue leather. RHD. Delightful. Blistering old paint over straight body, Rexine folding top intact, plating to lights good, rad shell less so. Worn

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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. Green/black leather. RHD. Literally discovered in a barn in 2004, and restored to life in 2005. As-found restoration accompanied #619-1934 SINGER NINE Le Mans rep- lica tourer. S/N 60123. Eng. # 55655. Green/ green leather. RHD. Odo: 23,963 miles. Welldone special looks recently completed. Very straight and tidy and now with replacement SOLD AT $98,848. On the money. A real Sprite, also Riley Nine based, would cost considerably more and this will do for most of the people most of the time. #647-1951 COOPER MK V racer. Green/buff leather. MHD. Tatty and well-used, with last scrutineer’s sticker from 2000. Head of JAP single-cylinder engine is rusty, seat leather is well worn but chains are in good nick and it’s all there. Trailer and spare engine by photos of where this Junior sat for 57 years. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,589. From the Exmoor Classic Car Museum, off the road following an accident in 1947. Fairly priced to its new owner. #574-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP drophead coupe. S/N GTZ18. Black/buff canvas/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 79,168 One of Hooper’s better efforts, body is still in excellent shape (doors fit well), with good paint and plating. Side windows have gone cloudy. motor using aluminum dry-liner block, billet crank and fiercer cam. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $67,860. Offered but not sold at H&H Duxford on April 9 (SCM# 203365), this time with a slightly revised estimate and presumably reserve. #554-1935 AUSTIN 12/4 taxi. S/N 82431L. Blue/black leather. RHD. Good overall, shiny restoration, with taxi-meter and trunks. New leather in front, original with nice patina in rear, excellent headlining. Last taxed are included in sale. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,175. Cooper F3 racers will always have a value with the burgeoning 500 race scene in Europe. In good condition it would be worth about 50% more, but these are simple cars and not hard to restore. Add a bit more if it had a more reliable Norton motor. #593-1959 MGA 1500 roadster. S/N HDK4368355. Metallic blue/black vinyl/ black. Odo: 53,984 Solid and straight but cosmetically tired and distressed, dull metallic repaint over original red. Chrome microblistered, interior only fair with coupe seat cush- Worn and in places distressed leather, original tool kit. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $73,362. As the catalog said, a contender for any conservation class at concours, and you couldn’t improve or restore it without destroying its super originality. Imaginatively bought at the right money. #600-1934 ALVIS SPEED 20 tourer. S/N 11170. White/black canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 14,117 miles. Good straight body with a few chips out of paint at panel edges, excellent lights and plating, leather lightly creased. Cur- 2011. No odometer. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,445. From the Exmoor Classic Car Museum, which bought it in 2002 from noted collector David Brock-Jest. #609-1935 RILEY 12/4 Kestrel roadster. S/N 22T1238. Eng. # SL4168. Blue/black cloth/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 43,206 miles. Originally a saloon, beautiful build to this con- ions fitted. But it has new plugs and fuel lines so it probably runs. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $22,009. U.S.-market car repatriated in 2001. Pretty horrible-looking but pretty cheap.... Decent cars are now fetching twice this, so it sorta made sense. #578-1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III convertible. S/N HBJ8L26206. Eng. # 29KRUH919. Red & white/black vinyl/red rent owner refurbished wherever needed and kept it in excellent shape. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $89,869. Considering the recent mechanical work and good documentation, this was well bought. 98 figuration completed in 2004. Straight and shiny, chrome to lights and rad shell perfect. Clean carpets, leather looks newer, decent timber cappings to doors and dash. Cond: 2+. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. vinyl. RHD. Odo: 50,521 miles. Body, fenders and door fit well. Good chrome, nice dash veneer, Moto-Lita wheel. Embossed silverpiped red vinyl may be original. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $51,353. U.S.-market car re-imported in 1990 but not converted to right-hand drive until 2009. Fair money for a decent driver, as big Healey prices appear to be gently on the up. #607-1976 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR Series III convertible. S/N 23111935. Bronze/beige cloth/beige leather. Odo: 74,083 miles. Straight body with a few tiny blemishes in 2008 repaint, interior and soft top new (in Belgium) in 2010, so hardly any wear on the ing restoration and sold mid-estimate. #555-1927 BUGATTI TYPE 40 roadster. S/N 40445. Red. RHD. Good restored condition. With original body, but engine is a replacement with Bugatti Owners Club block lector the late George Milligen. Sold at low estimate. For the record: sold for $34,293 December 2001, Bonhams, London (SCM# 28070); next for $44,235 December 2002, also at Bonhams, London (SCM# 29611); $71,955 for December 2007, Bonhams, Gstaad (SCM# 48110); and a no-sale for December 2011, Bonhams, Brooklands (SCM# 191769). seats. Belgian title. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,345. American-market car repatriated in 2004, but appears to have been in Romania, too. Top Interceptors have been fetching on the order of $72k recently, but this one wasn’t quite as sharp and sold near bottom estimate. FRENCH #622-1905 RENAULT XB 14/20hp tourer. S/N 113. Eng. # 931. Blue/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Delightfully faded old thing with nice brass, leather with a nice patina and even a seat belt; although it wore a #588-1930 LANCIA LAMBDA 8th series and aftermarket crank. Now with flashing indicators. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $238,172. Originally supplied to Australia. Sold 50% over estimate. #601-1938 DELAGE D6-70 tourer. S/N 51558. Red & black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 493 miles. An almost-completed project that stalled 10 years ago; still with its original British body. Straight, shiny and nice chrome, Tourer. S/N 21698. Red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 42,966 miles. Originally a saloon, rebodied over a new ash frame in 2007 and completely rebuilt. Really straight and very shiny, flawless paint and good plating. Leather over, newish-looking carpets. Dash and instruments in good order. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $95,275. Formerly the property of noted col- is almost unworn and dash is excellent. Judging from the paperwork, the mileage could be genuine. Gets better every time you look at it. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $109,565. Only about $17k difference between the old coupe with a strong patina and this shiny new one, though this was let go a little under bottom estimate. Just needs to mellow a bit. two-seater body until relatively recently. No odo but a nice clock! Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $62,358. Last run in 2008, sold near high estimate. If it had been Brighton Run-eligible, it would have been worth twice as much. #586-1913 DELAGE R4 Raceabout tourer. S/N 4297. Blue/red leather. RHD. Straight body (not the original) and nice brass including SPE lights and Bleriot oil side lamps. Beautifully burnished and seat leather with an impressive patina, good clock and speedo, no odometer. Motor just rebuilt and still needs running in. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $67,860. In this ownership since 1990 follow- December 2012 while some of it hasn’t yet been refitted. Some slight pitting to the Aerolux lights, motor tidy. New leather, door cards and interior fittings included but not fitted. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $82,532. Originally the property of actress Margaret Lockwood. Sold near top estimate. ITALIAN #590-1928 LANCIA LAMBDA 8th series coupe. S/N 20354. Eng. # 10370. Maroon/ black/red leather. RHD. Rippled aluminum, Weymann-type fabric body mostly in good shape. Older paint, leather with a strong patina, almost to the point of distress and painted 99 #582-1962 FERRARI 250 GTE 2+2 coupe. S/N 3203. Green. Completely dismantled project looks straight but rockers are rotted out and the outriggers moth-eaten. Main tubes look OK. Interior is jammed with parts and it’s said to be all there but who can tell? Cond: 4. SOLD AT $130,999. Originally sold

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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Online sales of contemporary cars 2010 Ferrari California convertible in Italy, in Germany by 1968, in U.K. from 1969, sold to a vendor in 1971 who dismantled it a couple of years after that. Quite a few GTE projects on the market because they are now being restored instead of chopped into GTOs and SWBs. Only mystery was the low estimate of $10k–$20k, as it was always going to hit more than $75k. #556-1972 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spyder. S/N 05404. Red/black fiberglass/black leather. RHD. Odo: 82,131 miles. Tidy and straight. Originally white, flat underneath with some new sealer in evidence, good chrome, Date sold: 10/05/12 eBay auction ID: 271073296187 Seller’s eBay ID: Scottsdaleferrari Sale Type: Used car with 3,267 miles VIN: ZFF65LHA9A0175263 Details: Nero over beige leather; 4.3-liter V8 rated at 453 hp, 7-sp F1 automated manual, RWD Sale Result: $195,000, Best Offer, sf 251 MSRP: $192,000 (base) Other current offering: Ferrari Maserati of Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale, FL, asking $219,900 for a white example with 4,514 miles. 2010 Rolls-Royce Phantom drophead coupe the vendor was looking for. Not as nice as the big-block coupe later in sale but about $20k cheaper. Bonhams did well to get them both away, as mid-years don’t usually sell well at auction. #608-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194377S121029. Red/ black vinyl. Odo: 17,992 miles. 427-ci 390-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Excellent restored condition with deep repaint, and all new fasteners underneath. Original interior perfect, sits right on tall Red- dash top redone, slightly worn at binnacle edge. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $231,027. Has been in the Exmoor Classic Car Museum Collection since January 2011. Fairly big money for a Dino but apparently they’re on the up. AMERICAN #569-1928 ESSEX SUPER SIX sedan. S/N 876101. Green & black/black leather cloth/green & black velour. Odo: 26,603 miles. Excellent restored condition with good repaint. Rad polished through to and past copper plating in places, carpets and patterned Date sold: 10/04/12 eBay auction ID: 140850945483 Seller’s eBay ID: Premierexotics Sale Type: Used car with 2,380 miles VIN: SCA682D59AUX16479 Details: Cornish White over crème light leather; 6.8-liter V12 rated at 453 hp, 6-sp auto, RWD Sale Result: $365,000, Best Offer, sf 18 MSRP: $365,950 (base) Other current offering: Braman Motor Cars in West Palm Beach, FL, asking $349,995 for a 7,865-mile, blue 2010 drophead coupe. 2011 Lotus Evora velour look fairly new. Electric fuel pump complements the original Stewart vacuum system. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,838. Let go $1.5k under low estimate, and less money than a Ford Model A (but you wouldn’t really want to take it VSCC trialing). Date sold: 10/02/12 eBay auction ID: 170917920683 Seller’s eBay ID: Internetautosinc Sale Type: Used car with 3,341 miles VIN: 170917920683 Details: Black over tan leather; 3.5-liter V6 rated at 276 hp, 6-sp manual, RWD Sale Result: $62,900, 1 bid, sf 491 MSRP: $78,415 (as equipped) Other current offering: Lamborghini Chicago in Westmont, IL, asking $58,800 for Ice White 2011 Evora with 3,128 miles. ♦ 100 #584-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 40867S101336. Red/red fiberglass/black vinyl. Odo: 91,045 miles. 327ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored within past decade and still shiny, but paint prep looks a bit rushed. Interior excellent and original or very good repro. L75 motor, power steering and brakes, radio, knockoff wheels, and hard top. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $69,694. Imported from Pennsylvania in 2011, this fetched all Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. line cross-plies. Factory a/c and dealer-installed cruise control. Power brakes, steering and windows. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $91,703. Corvettes haven’t been an easy sell at auction in the U.K. recently, but Bonhams got both away at this sale, so perhaps the market is turning; although this one was let go about 20% under bottom estimate, near where the reserve usually lay. #591-1967 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 242677B132241. Signet Gold/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 12,114 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored, straight with good paint. Interior original and unworn. With Hurst dual-gate shifter. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $66,026. Imported from Penn sylvania in 2011. One of a clutch of ’60s and ’70s late-model muscle cars in excellent order and recently imported, which have been proving to be a hard sell in the U.K. © Sports Car Market

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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report AUSTRALIAN #2-1959 HOLDEN FC sedan. S/N FC4- 4640S. Ascot Gray/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 58,097 miles. Last registered 1981, low miles said to be correct. Mostly original paint, stone chips and road rash on front. Engine rebuilt. A A sea of American Iron at Mecum Dallas MotorEx Company: Shannons Location: Sydney, AUS Date: July 22, 2012 Auctioneer: Automotive lots sold/offered: 26/40 Sales rate: 65% Sales total: $876,209 High sale: 2007 Elfin MS8 Clubman roadster, sold at $75,347 Buyer’s premium: $260 for motorcycles, $520 for automobiles, included in sold prices ($1.00 = AU$0.96) Report and photos by Chris Bowden Silver Seattle Company: Silver Auctions Location: Seattle, WA Date: July 26, 2012 Auctioneers: Mitch Silver, Jim Jungers Automotive lots sold/offered: 19/81 Sales rate: 23% Sales total: $240,150 High sale: 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle, sold at $38,700 Buyer’s premium: $200 for up to $3,999; $300 for $4,000 to $7,999; $400 for $8,000 to $13,999; $500 for $14,000 to $19,999; $600 for $20,000 and above, included in sold prices Report and photos by Jack Tockston Reserves from H.S.H. The Prince of Monaco’s Private Collection of Cars Company: Artcurial Location: Monte Carlo, MCO Date: July 26, 2012 Auctioneers: Herve Poulain, Matthieu Lamoure Automotive lots sold/offered: 38/38 Sales rate: 100% High sale: 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC AMG sedan, sold at $144,189 Buyer’s premium: 15% up to $183,900, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1 = €0.815) Report by Paul Hardiman, photos by Richard Hudson-Evans Donnington Priory Company: H&H Location: Newbury, Berkshire, U.K. Date: August 8, 2012 Auctioneer: Simon Hope 102 Automotive lots sold/offered: 16/41 Sales rate: 39% Sales total: $1,036,209 High sale: 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage, sold at $205,414 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.64) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Hot August Nights Company: B&T Specialty Location: Reno, NV Date: August 9–12, 2012 Auctioneers: Gary Dehler, Steve Dorsey, Vaughn Long, Jeff Richards, Jeff Stokes Automotive lots sold/offered: 229/488 Sales rate: 47% Sales total: $5,324,843 High sale: 2007 Renegade Toterhome, sold at $129,600 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Michael Leven Reno-Carson City Company: Silver Auctions Location: Carson City, NV Date: August 9–12, 2012 Auctioneers: Mitch Silver, Matt Backs, Rose Backs, Bob Graham Automotive lots sold/offered: 89/235 Sales rate: 38% Sales total: $1,306,962 High Sale: 1934 Ford 3-window coupe, sold at $83,700 Buyer’s Premium: 8% included in sold prices Report and photos by Paul Duchene Dallas 2012 Company: Mecum Location: Dallas, TX Date: September 5–8, 2012 Auctioneers: Mark Delzell, Jimmy Landis, Mike Hagerman, Matt Moravec Automotive lots sold/offered: 776/1,220 Sales rate: 64% Sales total: $30,956,121 High sale: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 convertible, at $302,100 Buyer’s premium: $300 for up to $5,499; $500 for $5,500 to $9,999; 6% thereafter, included in sold prices Report and photos by Pat Campion no-rust country car, with great patina. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $14,550. A good, honest car, easily made into a decent driver, or a great basis for a logic-be-damned restoration project. Well sold. Shannons, Sydney, AUS, 07/12. #35-1964 HOLDEN EH SPECIAL sedan. S/N EH25521B. Gippsland Green & white/green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 7,066 miles. 149-cc I6, 2-bbl, auto. Older restoration is not aging well. The car is just a 10-footer, but the trim looks period-correct and in good order. Aftermarket stereo spoils effect of cabin. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,305. Very original and in great condition. Showing 7,066 miles, believed to be 107,066 miles. The color combination and choice of later-type 3-speed auto made for a good-looking cruiser. But considering the poor execution, this was well sold. Shannons, Sydney, AUS, 07/12. #40-1968 HOLDEN MONARO HK GTS 327 “Bathurst” 2-dr hard top. S/N HK25155S. Warwick Yellow/parchment vinyl. RHD. Odo: 84,805 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Great old survivor that has, sadly, been stored in a slightly damp (for Australia) environment since 1992. Completely original and neglected in every area. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $68,072. If the buyer keeps it as-is, he will be a legend and will reap the rewards of owning such a survivor. Restore, and he will be underwater for the foreseeable future. Well bought. Shannons, Sydney, AUS, 07/12. Sports Car Market

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Roundup #31-1975 HOLDEN TORANA LH SL/R 5000 A9X replica sedan. S/N BLH 055841M. White & black/black & white vinyl. RHD. Odo: 11,514 km. 308-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Nice paint, with no notable marks or flaws. Trim in good order with minimal wear on driver’s seat. Aftermarket sound system looks out of place. A9X kit not correct for this model. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $47,806. Great-looking odometer reading is presumably since it was completed. Leather redone, nicely dulled nickel finish to headlights. Yards of slop in better than new; if anything, a little too shiny—polished fuel pipes, anyone? Hardly any wear on seat leather, timber is deep and lustrous, the chrome perfect and the top’s like new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $128,607. Originally supplied to New York, restored in the U.S. which explains the bling, but it was a concours winner every year 1991–1997. Sold where expected. H&H Auctions, Donnington, U.K., 08/12. #12-1949 RILEY RMC convertible. S/N 59554990. Green/beige vinyl/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 38,227 miles. Looks a bit tired but all complete, although note explaining driver’s door flies open does not lend confidence. Straight, with fair paint and micro-blistered chrome, and rear bumper bent. Dash has car, but the A9X body mods are not correct and were clearly done a long time ago when these sedans were unloved. Kind of like cloning a ‘68 GT500 KR Shelby, using a ‘67 GT500 as a basis. Correctness aside, this car had all the right factory options, so buying and enjoying, with an eye to returning back to factory in the future, might end up making sense. Well sold. Shannons, Sydney, AUS, 07/12. ENGLISH #15-1928 AUSTIN SEVEN Chummy pickup. S/N A23139. Green & black/black cloth/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 59 miles. Immaculately restored on an incomplete Chummy chassis with new pickup body. Still with unlinked brakes but a beefier crankshaft (up to 15/16-inch!). Nice Rist’s klaxon. Appeared at Goodwood in 2010. BOC and to corrode, front leather very distressed. Rear slightly better, no headlining. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $21,435. Has been in Australia since 1976, back in the U.K. 2011. Offered but not sold at H&H’s RREC sale June 16 (SCM# 210249), when offered at a rather hopeful £40k–£60k ($62k–$94k). It had better luck here as it was offered at no reserve. H&H Auctions, Donnington, U.K., 08/12. #16-1948 JAGUAR MK IV 3.5-liter VSCC stickers on windscreen usually a good sign. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $21,435. It’s a hybrid, but there’s a poignant story attached: It was built up from the front half of a Chummy found in the garage of the vendor’s late brother and completed as a tribute to him. Sold well in excess of estimate, but super condition goes a long way to justifying the price. H&H Auctions, Donnington, U.K., 08/12. #8-1933 AUSTIN SEVEN roadster. S/N 375000. Gray/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 17 miles. Restored, clean and tidy, so December 2012 drophead coupe. S/N 637144. Black cherry/. Odo: 2,972 miles. Immaculately restored to it’s been modernized with (claimed) independent rear suspension and disc brakes all around. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $61,624. Originally a U.K.-market car but in South Africa until 2001. Fair price given the mods, but hot-climate history is reassuring as there’s usually less underlying rust. H&H Auctions, Donnington, U.K., 08/12. #10-1956 BENTLEY S1 sedan. S/N B6395B. Silver & gray/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 88,376 miles. Straight with good door fit. Nice paint and good brightwork, re- 103 steering, as per normal, even though this has been a museum car and doesn’t get driven. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $15,340. History and ownership helped this post-vintage car to a vintage price. One of the few cars to fetch a sales price resembling its true market value. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. #20-1939 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE experimental saloon. S/N 3B50. Green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 82,221 miles. This was a rolling engine test bed for the Mk V, four inches longer than standard and with division. Fair home-restored order, although not quite complete and no MoT. Paint is matte, some rust at scuttle bottoms, lights and rad starting lightly peeling lacquer, original seat leather creased. Brakes currently seized. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $25,900. Rare model (507 built) that could be a driver or a restorer, and sold 50% over the high estimate; one of the few cars to do well at this sale. As they say, “Great potential.” H&H Auctions, Donnington, U.K., 08/12. #6-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 SE coupe. S/N S804407DN. Sage green/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 2,287 miles. Bright and shiny, body straight with good door fit. Nice chrome, although no over-riders. Leather may be original. Motor tidy but not concours. Sits on slightly too-low profile tires, a giveaway that

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Roundup finished timber a bit matte in places. Leather is newish and uncreased. Monaco-titled. beautifully cracked and with a nice patina. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $80,379. This was huge money for a Dart, following a general hardening of prices—but as we have seen, the market has come to prize originality, and this is the price of admission. H&H Auctions, Donnington, U.K., 08/12. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $72,095. Massive and slightly mad money for an S1, which would command about $40k in the U.K., and only about the same was realistically expected here. Well sold. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. #40-1959 JAGUAR XK 150 SE 3.4 coupe. S/N S824809. Eng. # V65198. Various. RHD. Odo: 59,955 miles. Restoration project, mostly complete and with its original engine, plus instruments. No lights or brightwork in evidence. Most of interior piled up inside. Apparently has had new door skins, rockers #8-1961 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 876345. Salmon metallic/black cloth/ beige leather. Odo: 73,140 miles. 3781-cc I6, 3x1bbl, 4-speed. U.S.-supplied car, repatriated in 1998 and restored. Still straight, repaint now with a couple of bubbles. Redone leather going a little baggy. Fair underhood with big new alloy radiator and new master cylinder. Hong Kong bound, discovered dismantled in 1983, on road since 1992. Offered but not sold at H&H’s last Buxton sale July 5 (SCM# 209171). This time it fared better, but below some of the record prices achieved earlier this year because it wasn’t a Mk II, which the trade wants, and it wasn’t as nice underneath. H&H Auctions, Donnington, U.K., 08/12. #24-1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $56,266. This was a relative steal for a roadster at this sleepy sale. Sold well under lower estimate, probably because there were not many buyers in the room. Watch for it in black/tan leather and a suitably inflated price tag in a couple of months’ time. H&H Auctions, Donnington, U.K., 08/12. and front fenders, but it’s difficult to tell. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $15,361. Offered at no reserve and since we can’t help but agree with the catalog that a ‘considerable amount of refurbishment’ will be required, any advance around 15k seemed fair. Let’s hope it went to someone with an open checkbook who really knows their XKs. H&H Auctions, Donnington, U.K., 08/12. #31-1961 DAIMLER SP250 Dart con- vertible. S/N 102812. Metallic blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 26,709 miles. Wellpreserved original car with only one private owner since it was a demonstrator; straight body, low mileage, excellent door fit which isn’t always easy with thick fiberglass. Good rechrome and period wheel trims. Leather rior; cheesy aftermarket wind-wings with “1961 Morgan +4” engraved on them. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,900. A market-correct price for any Plus 4 from 1950 to ’68. Some serious “taste” issues will have to be addressed before the new owner attends any All-British Field Meet. Silver Auctions, Carson City, NV, 08/12. #32-1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 coupe. S/N DB63023R. Sage green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 2,616 miles. Repainted from Dubonnet Rosso last year. Straight, clean and tidy. Retrimmed in 2008, and leather just now taking on a few creases. Engine bay restored, with repainted cam covers over rebuilt motor now out to 4.2 liters. Sits right on tall Dunlops. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $262,573. Originally 104 Sports Car Market #155-1961 MORGAN PLUS 4 roadster. S/N 4796. Silver/black canvas/purple ostrich. Odo: 10,011 miles. Straight, sound Plus 4 roadster, with nice paint and panel fit, Triumph TR4 engine and front disc brakes. Nice mahogany dash, good gauges, sharp chrome and desirable canvas top. Purple ostrich-hide inte- leather and carpets gone south. All plugs are out, so someone’s been trying to start it or pouring oil down the bores. Tube bumpers replace the originals. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $205,414. Probably a good start as a restoration project as it’s largely original, and sold for a litle more than expected. I would rather start with this than the repainted, re-trimmed car elsewhere in the sale at $50k more. H&H Auctions, Donnington, U.K., 08/12. #2-1967 LANCIA FLAVIA convertible. S/N 815335002208. Silver/gold aluminum/ maroon vinyl. RHD. Odo: 42,848 Restored in the 1990s and still bright and shiny. Body straight, chrome excellent, recent repaint. Couple of small marks in original seat vinyl, Vantage coupe. S/N DB62929R. Red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 67,085 miles. Looks like a barn find, but has been cared for mechanically, with a well-protected chassis, except for some added homemade splash guards and odd-angle pieces underneath. Paint has been rubbed back in a couple of places to examine corrosion (very little). Interior original with distressed

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Roundup original rubber mats in fair condition. With hard top, which needs painting. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $26,793. Unused from 1974 and purchased from a Sotheby’s winter sale in 1988 with 14,200 miles. Bought by current vendor in 2006. Sold below lower estimate in this rather slow sale. H&H Auctions, Donnington, U.K., 08/12. #15-1987 FLEUR DE LYS NEWARK minibus. S/N SA9AC11Z8H4026137. Yellow/ gray velour. Odo: 52,898 km. Incredibly, Len Terry was responsible for this, having previously had a hand in the Lotus 25 and 33 and the Gurney Eagle. In good order, although utterly unremarkable once inside. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $49,085. It would have been nice if this had had some sort of interesting history, such as being the museum’s airport hack, but no such explanation was forthcoming. Silly money. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. #HR38-1989 BENTLEY EIGHT sedan. S/N SCBZE02B6JCX22258. Gold & black/tan leather. Odo: 92,076 miles. Original paint, fender tops resprayed with orange peel. Straight panels and gaps except for a shallow fist-sized dent in passenger’s door. Good glass and brightwork. Engine clean and locomotivelike in black. Interior wood veneers cracked on dash and console, wood door trim fine, Cleanliness top-to-bottom implies fair-weather driving history. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,000. This 14-year-old Jaguar looked like it had clocked 15k miles rather than 115k. Obviously loved and maintained by its pleasant owner, who hovered nearby for most of the day. Destined not to be a collectible, but a very well-maintained sporty car with an SCM Pocket Guide market value in the $6k–$11k range. The effort paid off with a home-run sale, and the buyer got a pristine car. Well sold, and a lesson for future consignors. Silver Auctions, Seattle, WA, 07/12. FRENCH #35-1907 BERLIET C2 tourer. S/N 3661. Eng. # 2454. White/black leather. RHD. Large and imposing, apparently bodied and fitted up in Lyon, where the chassis were built. Well preserved with older semi-matte paint. Nice brass with a couple of small dings to the radiator shell, still with acetylene generator feeding Felix Monin lamps. Odo digits are misaligned Factory paint in excellent condition, one minor door ding, no stone chips. Excellent convertible top, chrome and stainless all showroomquality. Painted alloys un-curbed. Interior immaculate. Underhood clean and original. both front bolsters surface-cracked. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,700. Every time I check out a used Bentley or Rolls, it’s disappointing that the doors don’t “thunk” like an old Benz. Factory MSRP on these was about $100k, and today the price of ownership starts around $24k. Someone paid a peasant’s price today. Assuming no major mechanical surprises, this was the steal of the auction. Silver Auctions, Seattle, WA, 07/12. #CC41-1998 JAGUAR XK8 convertible. S/N SAJGX2248WC30961. Maroon metallic/ tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 115,659 miles. 106 and unreadable. Leather in good order. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $86,667. Sold twice over estimate. Hard to know where to value this as it’s very rare, but not eligible for the Brighton run. The SCM Platinum database shows that an ’06 Berliet sold for $112,725 at Bonhams Beaulieu in 2009 (SCM# 142341), making this price look reasonable. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. #29-1913 PANHARD ET LEVASSOR X19 roadster. S/N 36895. Maroon/buff canvas/ black leather. RHD. In nice order with Sports Car Market

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Roundup mostly good brass. Slightly dinged radiator top, but still has an acetylene plant on right and even more basic, with no instruments. Restored by the Palais de Monaco in the 1980s. Shiny paint probably better than original. Motor clean and tidy. Nice set of Lucidus acetylene lamps. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $18,407. Made just before the 172 became the Peugeot 5CV. Offered at no reserve, sold for a little more than the equivalent Austin Seven that just preceded it. A fair deal both ways. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. #31-1926 RENAULT KZ Torpedo running board feeding Auteroche lamps. Brush painted. Slightly creased and cracking leather, lovely deep luster to timber. No odo, but has a nice clock! Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $99,704. A charming car with much appeal. It sold well, at three times over estimate. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. #30-1924 PANHARD ET LEVASSOR X47 Weymann limousine. S/N 47739. Dark green/gray velour. RHD. Odo: 83,921 km. Nicely restored with eye-catching and excellent brasswork. Redone seats and headlining are unworn. Weymann fabric body in good order, and there’s a nice trunk on the folding luggage-carrier at rear. Windshield-mounted Marchal spotlamp. Attractive engine-turned dash. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,747. One of the few cars to sell nearer its bottom (€25k) estimate, all the more surprising with its rarity and attractiveness. Perhaps it was the complexity of its sleeve-valve engine that put potential buyers off. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. #9-1924 PEUGEOT 172 BC Torpedo tourer. S/N 6552. Red & black/black cloth/ black leather. A kind of French Austin Seven tourer. S/N 14626. White/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 49,193 km. Good straight restoration, and Rainier’s coachlining man was obviously having a good day. Distressed and probably original leather has been kept on the front seat-back, although base and rear seat coverings are new. Motor tidy, with engineturned front casing. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $39,882. One of two “coal-scuttle” Renaults in the sale and from the last year of the round December 2012 107

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Roundup badges before the diamond took over. This was a very usable car sold twice over estimate. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. #13-1927 RENAULT NN Torpedo tourer. S/N 61801. Dark blue/black cloth/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 53,563 km. No real history, but likely a long-time Monaco resident. Restored in-house and with nice paint and hand-done coachlines. Interior redone. Excellent door fit, good brightwork all around. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,008. The Simca 8 is a license-built Fiat 508, like a big Topolino. Rainier found this in nearby Menton, over the border in France. Sold 50% over top estimate, making it spendy, like the rest of the collection. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. Motor clean and tidy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,776. Though quite a hefty car for a 1-liter, in their time Renault 6CVs took several endurance and economy records. One of the few cars to sell within its estimate range, this represented reliable ’20s motoring at an affordable price. Well bought. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. #18-1931 PEUGEOT 201 Berline sedan. S/N SA9AC11Z8H4026137. Gray/blue velour. Odo: 18,612 km. A landmark car for Peugeot and the first to use its middle-zero numbering system. Restored, straight, with good paint and chrome. Motor nicely refinished. New seat velour is unworn. Hand-done coachlines not too wavy. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $32,212. This one came from Nice, just a half-hour drive #14-1958 PEUGEOT 203C sedan. S/N 1865247. Maroon/gray velour. Odo: 55,461 km. Restored and nice and shiny on the outside, with mirror-flat paint where the mop could reach, but pretty horrible inside, with buttoned velour and soiled seats under nasty from the Palais in town to Roc Agel, the family’s residence in the hills above Monte Carlo. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $18,407. One of the few cars to sell within its estimate range. With its condition and interesting history, I’d call it a very fair deal, though a “normal” one, a very rare car now, might be half this price. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. GERMAN #443-1963 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE modern covers. Sunroof still slides, Robri fender shields a nice touch. Now runs a 403 engine instead of the original 45-hp unit. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,340. Sold well at more than twice the reserve, and would be a good historic rally car, where the interior won’t matter. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. #26-1980 CITROËN CX 2400 Pallas sedan. S/N 00MY0267. Gunmetal/beige velour. Odo: 53,614 km. Good, straight and tidy. Repainted at some point, with a few dust marks. Interior unworn, with front seat covers east down the coast. Although the catalog didn’t say when, this looked like one of the more recent restorations. The Palais workshops obviously got better with practice, as this and the Simca 8, the preceding lot, were some of the nicest jobs in the room, going some way to justifying its three-times estimate price. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. #17-1949 SIMCA 8 sedan. S/N 856638. Silver-gray/gray velour. Odo: 98,701 km. Still with very nice paint. Redone interior with new velour, still smells rubbery and new inside. 108 going a little baggy. Said to be the personal car of Rainier and purchased new by him, on French diplomatic registration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,543. Well sold, approximately 10 times over what an average CX brings in the U.K. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. ronic door latches, custom dagger bumpers, whitewall tires. Custom leather alone cost $20k. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $24,408. Less than 50 miles since completion and suffice it to say, a screaming deal, even without the celebrity provenance. Probably the buy of the sale, if you’re a VW and/or rock ‘n’ roll fan. Apparently the work took well over a year and when it was done, Armstrong decided it was just too nice to drive. Expect to see it in custom Volkswagen magazines very soon. Should score on the concours and custom car show circuit, too. Silver Auctions, Carson City, NV, 08/12. Sports Car Market 2-dr sedan. S/N 5019349. Gray/blood red & white leather. Odo: 91,385 miles. Radical custom by Lucky 7 Customs of Antioch, CA. Five-inch chopped ’57 oval-window body on dropped ’63 frame. Built 1,776-cc dual-port engine. Customized for Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong at a cost of $70k, and includes custom Les Paul Billie Joe Armstrong signature guitar. Superb detail work. Elect- #11-1981 CITROËN CX Reflex D Break wagon. S/N VF7MANN002ZMN5098. Silver/ blue velour. Odo: 37,193 km. ‘Break’ just means “estate” or station wagon. Straight and unscuffed, velour interior unworn. Apparently Prince Rainier’s other passion was sculpture and he bought this new to ferry pieces to and

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Roundup #168-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE coupe. S/N 11102412000113. Tan/brown vinyl. Odo: 65,529 miles. Good example of high-hood 280 coupe. Same owner since 1977. Texas car with auto and R134 a/c, power windows, power disc. No rust, paint fair, excellent chrome and grille, wood inside is nice. Blackout windows; top of back seat is fried. Engine compartment looks generally neglected. Cond: AMERICAN German-supplied before going to Switzerland. Way over-the-top money for an old Porker as a result of massive interest and fierce bidding online, on the phones and in the room. At least it’s an S. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. ITALIAN #1-1971 FIAT 500 Abarth 595 replica 4. SOLD AT $13,770. Mileage might be original, but Texas is very big, so maybe not. You can’t count the number of door dings either, as there’s lots of space there. Undoubtedly well bought if it runs well, but the real upside is that these coupes use the same body and frame as the convertible, and the cars rust. Deadbeat donor cars can be found, and a good conversion can bring $50k–$60k if it’s well done. Silver Auctions, Carson City, NV, 08/12. #28-1968 NSU SPORT PRINZ coupe. S/N 4122062. Red/gray velour. Odo: 39,696 km. Straight, clean and shiny refurb. Solid floors. Slightly ripply rechrome is just starting to blister, couple of small dings in side strips, but still savable. Gray velour, with a couple of 2-dr sedan. S/N 2572740. White/black vinyl/ red vinyl. Odo: 81,459 km. Either an Abarth that’s been re-shelled, or a 500 with Abarth bits and an Abarth identity. Repainted body is mostly straight, although with one ding in roof. Vinyl roof has been redone, with glue #6-1924 MAXWELL TORPEDO tourer. S/N 284639. Yellow & brown/black Rexine/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 13,343 miles. One of the last cars made by Maxwell before it was absorbed into Chrysler in 1925, following its merger with Chalmers. A handsome tourer with rear screen (in this case glazed in plastic), in good restored order with nice paint and good hand-applied coachlines. Original leather just about preserved. Still with center throttle. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,708. Bought by Rainier in London dismantled in several boxes, and reassembled in Monaco. Here it sold at lower estimate, and at that money, a good and cheaper alternative to something like a Humber 14/40. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. showing. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $32,212. Found in a parking lot in Monaco 15 years ago and adopted by the Collection, then given a coat of paint and little else. Massive money for not much more than a microcar. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. stains on the driver’s seat, may be original. Tiny air-cooled vertical twin has an overhead camshaft. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $30,678. Found in a parking lot in Monaco 15 years ago and adopted by the Collection, then given a coat of paint and little else. Massive money for not much more than a microcar. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. #16-1982 PORSCHE 928S coupe. S/N WPOZZZ9ZZCS840992. Black/magnolia leather. Odo: 66,950 km. Fairly average 928, bought by Rainier from Switzerland some time in late ’90s. Sports curious “Monaco Racing” and “Official Pace Car” stickers, although it’s unlikely it was ever used as such, and it appears to have clocked no miles since arriving in the Principality. No scuffs, dings or leaks. Tidy underhood. Interior has survived well. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $49,085. Originally 110 #5-1972 LANCIA FULVIA 1.3S coupe. S/N 81863035406. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 86,914 km. Straight and tidy, repainted, some jacking damage underneath. Lightly rallied-up with wheelarch lips over lightly curbed Cromodoras, plus rubber bonnet-catches. Motor clean and tidy. Good original interior with small Personal wheel. Hard to know ex- #27-1931 PLYMOUTH PA cabriolet. S/N 1558240. Blue/beige canvas/ black leather. Odo: 20,594 miles. Older resto, now with some cracks in paint, but still shiny. Chrome and coachlines good. Unworn black leather, folding soft top in good order. With Marchal headlights. Bought by Rainier in Denmark for its “interesting” body, though the catalog does actly what model this is, as the catalog quotes an incomplete chassis number, so we’ll take it at face value. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $21,475. Below HF-level, coupes sell more on condition than exact spec. This looked well sold at slightly over top estimate, about $5k north of what a similar car would fetch in the U.K. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. not specify when. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,747. Sold more than twice over top estimate, but less than half the price of lot 7, the similarly bodied and powered Ford A roadster. There was a coupe version of this on offer in very good condition the same month in the U.K. asking £16,995 (about $27k), so this looks quite reasonably bought. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. #19-1942 DODGE COMMAND CAR military vehicle. S/N 81539399. Green/green canvas/green canvas. Odo: 1,777 miles. Based on 3/4-ton WC51, restored by the Marine Sports Car Market

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Roundup Corps of the Carabinieri in 1985 and still at least as good as new. With fresh canvas and webbing and all accessories, like side- mounted jerry can. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $69,026. Rainier was keen on his military vehicles, collecting them even before he started the museum, and having a captive restorer probably helped. This one kept going and going, probably helped by the fact that it was a bit more user-friendly than the 6x6 wagons (one of which had to be partly disassembled to get it out of the building). Very well sold. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. #22-1942 DODGE WC51 military truck. S/N 81690716. Green/green canvas/green canvas. Odo: 1,231 miles. Used by the French army for “emergency repairs service of the order.” One of Rainier’s earliest collector purchases and restored for him by his friendly local military. As-new, with all new webbing, tools and canvas. Seems to have got its chassis plate mixed up with the WC62. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $27,611. Last of the four military vehicles through the sale, this sold relatively cheaply to a man at the back of the room who had been biding his time. Not as sexy as the command car perhaps, but less than half the money. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. #21-1943 GMC CCKW 353A1 military truck. S/N 467770. Green/green canvas/green canvas. Odo: 297 km. The 353 is the long version with 164-in wheelbase (as opposed to 145). This is the slightly later version with the open cab. Restored in 1979 for Rainier by the military (because he could...) and as good as new, with all new canvas, webbing and accessories. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $20,708. Originally in service in Germany, left the Administration des Domaines in 1948. This went cheaper than the smaller army kit, possibly because it needed part-dismantling to get it out of the building, which had grown up around it. Sold near top estimate. Artcurial, Monaco, MCO, 07/12. #355-1950 PACKARD SUPER DELUXE convertible. S/N 237953064. Turquoise/black vinyl/burgundy leather. Odo: 46,154 miles. 327-ci I8, 2-bbl, auto. Earned many high-level December 2012 111

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Roundup awards in mid-2000s. Ten-year-old frame-on restoration still solid but beginning to get tired. Gaps OK but variable; trim all straight but slightly dull. Paint nicely done but now with chips on driver’s door edges; some sanding marks visible. Car originally equipped with extremely rare “wind deflector” which functioned like a dual-cowl windshield. No reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,100. The audience for this car just wasn’t here, so I was not surprised when it went for $15k under the money. I kept wondering, though, if I could have bluffed my way into a bidder number after the fact. Oh, well. Somebody else stole this one. Specialty Auto Auctions, Reno, NV, 08/12. #661-1951 CADILLAC SERIES 61 2-dr hard top. S/N 516130489. Light green/tan cloth. Odo: 54,270 miles. 331-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Claimed to be an all-original California car, save one repaint done a long while ago. Paint crazing everywhere with countless fisheyes. Badging on hood and trunk appears new. Bumpers and other trim polished within an match seating. Steering wheel cracked, column shift knob missing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,200. This old girl was remarkably straight, didn’t come off as a barn find, had mostly excellent chrome, and was one of the better examples seen this year. Current market value is in the $5k–$24k range; however, demand is quite small, as is investment potential. This example sold well below current entry market value, with upside investment potential if the new owner doesn’t get carried away with repairs. Well bought. Silver Auctions, Seattle, WA, 07/12. #710-1954 WILLYS AERO LARK DELUXE 2-dr sedan. S/N 654KA310275. Gulf Blue Poly/brown cloth & vinyl. Odo: 2,794 miles. An ultra-low-mile, original car save for repaint by former owner, William F. Harrah. One of claimed 90 survivors of the 1,482 built. Brightwork good; trim straight but with some marks from 58 years of buffing. Rubber looks new, including what may be original tires. Slight fraying to seats and wind- First year of the V8. One of 693 265/195s. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $135,150. Harvest Gold isn’t generally considered a desirable color, but considering that these early C1s are typically black, red or white, at least it’s unique. This car sold for $148,050 at Bloomington Gold in 2005 (SCM# 38387). More recently, it sold for $103,880 at Mecum’s Kissimmee sale in January (SCM# 199730), so it looks like the seller turned a profit. Well sold, but not a bad buy. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/12. #481-1955 MERCURY MONTEREY 2-dr hard top. S/N 55L44324M. Black/black & white vinyl. Odo: 66,365 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Handsome black California car, with spotlights and desirable Continental kit. Paint and panel fit excellent, stainless trim and glass both good, bumper chrome bright, but trunk handles, door handles and grille pitted. inch of their life; still with deep scratches. Window seals badly perished. Vent glass delaminating. Taillight missing trim. Interior covered and in beautiful condition. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $19,440. Seems cheap enough for a driver, but restoring this attractive lump would have the new owner upside-down after the chrome bill alone. Drive it, enjoy it, maintain it. Well sold. B&T Specialty, Reno, NV, 08/12. #HR14-1951 PACKARD 300 sedan. S/N 246210476. Maroon metallic & ivory/gray cloth. Odo: 4,057 miles. 327-ci I8, 2-bbl, auto. Originally silver, resprayed metallic maroon with ivory above beltline. Straight panels, no evidence of rust or crash damage. Very good chrome, stainless, and windshield; other glass cracked or delaminating. Original flathead, intake and exhaust manifolds painted shocking orange. 12-volt electrical conversion noted. lace commensurate with age. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Kind of cute in an awkward sort of way; looks like the lovechild of a ‘55 Bel Air and a Nash Metropolitan. Seller worked the car very hard, with banners, small take-away cards, and a very enthusiastic pitch. And no wonder, he had a $90k reserve on a car he bought less than two months prior (6/16/12, Mecum-Salmon Brothers) for $12,650. Good work if you can find it. Car was very generously bid to $40K where it was a no-sale. Good luck! B&T Specialty, Reno, NV, 08/12. #F305.1-1955 CHEVROLET COR- VETTE roadster. S/N VE55S001272. Harvest Gold/Hunter Green vinyl/Harvest Gold leather. Odo: 81,565 miles. 265-ci 195hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Featured in Mecum’s media guide. Higher-mileage car. Extensive frame-off restoration some time ago, now starting to show its age. Seller did not detail the car for the auction. Dirt spots on seats. Pretty interior with radio and dash clock. Recent rebuild of transmission, steering and brakes. Correct and fairly clean under the hood. Miles likely accurate. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $18,500. This looked like a usable daily driver in good colors. High offer here was right in line with prices for a #3 example according to several guides. Silver Auctions, Carson City, NV, 08/12. #T78-1958 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-dr sedan. S/N E58K155204. Yellow & white/ gray vinyl. Odo: 6,180 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Very solid car. Older restoration, starting to show age. Bright yellow color does not seem right on this late ’50s Bel Air. New chrome bumpers hide other brightwork that needs updating Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $23,320. This car was dirty in places. Call this a fair price for both buyer and seller. and I think with a little better detailing, it could have sold stronger. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/12. Interior has newer seat coverings (over dead padding), piping pulling away, door panels 112 #7-1958 WILLYS JEEP wagon. S/N 5416714665. White/beige cloth. Odo: 78,930 miles. 226-ci I6, 1-bbl, 4-speed. Fair condition, and now 12v electrics, but some of the white repaint is flaking at its edges to reveal Sports Car Market

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Roundup the original green. Some overspray on the window rubbers. Door trims look very homemade and some of the seats are held in by Clifford intake; stock single-circuit master cylinder retained; Chevy S-10 manual 5-speed. Interior redone in custom blue cloth. New carpet, nice dash. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,400. This hobbyist should be proud of what he wrought. He told me he’s selling because he’s building another one. The only significant demerit was the brake’s single-circuit master cylinder. Bidders liked this mild custom, and one took it home for $8,400. That figure should please all concerned. Silver Auctions, Seattle, WA, 07/12. a cost-effective shop truck, here you go. Just strip and repaint and add lettering. Well bought. Silver Auctions, Seattle, WA, 07/12. gravity alone. Bumpers have been re-chromed and it wears Moon discs. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,574. Bought by the same dealer who took home the salmon E-type at a steal, this was the only one of a consignment of mostly collectible U.S. iron to sell, after being offered unsuccessfully by BCA a couple of months before. Probably slightly better than a longwheelbase Land Rover at the same price. H&H Auctions, Donnington, U.K., 08/12. #F103-1959 CHEVROLET APACHE pickup. S/N V3A59S127809. Red/red & white vinyl. Odo: 4,708 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Older restoration. Still a nice 10-footer, but brightwork needs updating. Newer bright chrome bumpers hide other trim issues. Weak detailing. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $27,560. Older pickup trucks, especially GMCs and Chevys, were very popular at this venue. Bidding may reflect an inflated sale price due to this scenario. Nice sale for the seller. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/12. #HR27-1960 FORD RANCHERO pickup. S/N OR27S206687. Maroon/gray. Odo: 17,800 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Mild custom treatment, older economy orange-peeled paint over original tan, which is lifting on various panels. Bumpers painted body color, grille in black. Cargo box spraylined long ago, now peeling. Big and little Weld polished alloys. Glass good, no rearview mirrors inside or out. Engine not detailed. MSD spark box, Edelbrock carb, dual exhaust. Interior serviceable; has GM electric bench seat from unknown source, VDO gauges, Kenwood cassette, Grant wood steering wheel. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $2,300. This Falcon-based trucklet was rust-free and given an engine swap to make it scoot. If you wanted 114 hi-performance 421 Pontiac engine pushing 405 horsepower. This is the real deal. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $570,000. This icon belongs in a museum. Referred to as the “Swiss Cheese” because the frame rails and other areas in the undercarriage were drilled for weight savings. Previously a $475k no-sale at Mecum Indy 2010 (SCM# 117953), today’s high offer looked about right. Swiss Cheese #1 sold for $451,500 at Mecum St. Charles in 2008 (SCM# 117953). Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/12. #HR25-1964 CHEVROLET NOVA 2-dr hard top. S/N 40437N214167. Blue/blue cloth. Odo: 40,055 miles. 230-ci I6, 2-bbl, 5-speed. Straight body with good-quality respray. Excellent show-chrome and brightwork, 15-inch Rally wheels with trim rings and plastic reproduction hats. New windshield, other glass excellent. Wind wings removed, doors shaved with poppers, drip rail removed. Underhood immaculate. Straight six has was tempted away from Ford and repeated his Lincoln Continental lines on the 1964 Imperial, with slab sides and chrome ridges. This seemed like a very sound, comfortable and useful car, if not for fuel prices. I recall my Imperial did nine mpg with the a/c on. At $5 a gallon, that translates to a rate of 55 cents a mile. You might as well take a cab. I hate to say it, but the market spoke here. Silver Auctions, Carson City, NV, 08/12. #HR37-1966 OLDSMOBILE 442 con- vertible. S/N 338676M210690. Blue metallic/ white vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 15,638 miles. 425-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A clean, straight piece with a new white top—soiled when retracted into a dirty boot. Nice paint on straight panels, new bumpers, Rally wheels with trim rings, dual exhaust, 3.55:1 diff. Engine clean, front discs, rear drums. Interior fresh-looking, factory tach, tilt wheel, Protect-O-Plate. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,350. With only 2,853 made in #F195-1963 PONTIAC CATALINA “Swiss Cheese” 2-dr hard top. S/N 363P104314. Silver metallic/blue vinyl. Odo: 2,829 miles. 421-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Star of the venue. This was one of 14 Pontiac Catalina race cars that were built for the early 1960s drag-racing days in Detroit. No-expensespared restoration, fully documented history and historical restoration photographs. Has the #433-1964 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CROWN 2-dr hard top. S/N 92432 08113. Dark green metallic/green brocade. Odo: 67,650 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A very solid car with nice paint, straight body, good panel fit and bright chrome. With a/c, power steering, brakes, windows and seats and an AM/FM radio. Bright green brocade interior rather bilious, headliner in need of attention. Mileage very likely original. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $7,000. Designer Elwood Engel 1966, this 442 was a relatively rare offering in pleasing colors and overall presentation. There was no evidence of abuse, rust or crash Sports Car Market

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Roundup Glovebox Notes 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. damage. The only major flaw was the unfortunate soiling of the convertible top, which probably racked up some subconscious demerits among bidders. The sale price validated condition and our Price Guide’s estimated market value. Buyer and seller should be equally pleased. Silver Auctions, Seattle, WA, 07/12. #S277-1967 CHEVROLET C10 pickup. S/N CE147S176096. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 71,562 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Basic truck, low options, but a real eye-catcher from 10 feet. Recent paint showing orange peel. Price as tested: $124,345 Equipment: 4.6-liter V8, twin-turbo, 429 horsepower. 7-speed automatic. Premium package, Driver Assistance package, Sport Wheel package EPA Mileage: 16/24 Likes: This isn’t the first time I’ve had an SL as my ride of choice in Monterey. In fact, I reviewed the previous model, the SL500, for the New York Times when it was first released in 2002. This premium roadster continues to define the Mercedes way of combining high performance, two seats and comfort. I very much like the responsiveness of the twin-turbo engine — it is vastly powerful, and if you give the SL full throttle, any speed limit sign in the U.S. becomes a quick memory as you fly past it. Dislikes: I’m a minimalist when it comes to sports cars, so a fully-laden luxury cruiser like this wouldn’t be my first choice on a winding road. It’s much more of the perfect ride for a sunny day on Highway 1 than a pound-it-toredline-and-shift on California’s Lucas Valley Road. pinched and rear shut lines of both doors tight; one observer speculated about rear quarter replacements. All trim straight and polished. Halogen lights certainly not correct. Interior nice, with radio-delete and rosewood steering wheel. Highly desirable staggered dual-quad Engine compartment could use more detailing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,500. Not a bad deal for the buyer. This was a pretty solid truck, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it could be driven every day. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/12. Fun to drive: HHHH Fun to look at: HHHHH Overall experience: HHHH Verdict: The new body style gives the SL an edgy, contemporary look to match its performance. If you don’t need much luggage space, and want a car that will always be valetparked in front of the country club, this is it. — Keith Martin Have Sports Car Market at your fingertips. 4-speed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $37,100. This car went through early on Thursday, and I think the time slot may have helped the buyer get a good deal, along with the light yellow color. Considering a potential profit margin this large, I’d be tempted to try flipping it on Saturday to the GM-loving crowd. Well bought. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/12. Download our free app from the Apple iTunes Store. 116 #678-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 124379N693672. Le Mans Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 35,384 miles. 302-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Ex-Reggie Jackson. Deep, lustrous, multi-stage Le Mans Blue paint jewel-like under the lights. Trunk gaps ing wheel. One of 72,458 produced this year. H-code good for 250 hp. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,200. I last saw this car at Silver’s Spokane auction in May, where it sold for $10,400 with 19 fewer miles (SCM# 201640). The welding repair to the left front shock tower noted earlier had been covered with a bent steel plate, but otherwise the car’s the same. I wrote then: “This attractive pony was very well bought with good profit potential downstream.” Seems the stream overflowed, with the seller doubling his investment for a well sold result. Silver Auctions, Seattle, WA, 07/12. Sports Car Market #T83-1968 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N 138378Z123015. Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 67,691 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Nice paint and stripe detail. Reportedly a true SS car, but has the low-horsepower 396 at 325 hp. All the badging correct and intact. Nice interior, although several interior trim pieces could have been updated. 12-bolt rear end, Muncie manifold. Power steering, JL8 4-wheel disc brakes. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $85,000. This was the real deal and restored to near perfection. That said, to earn top dollar on such a car, everything has to be just right; details like overly bright paint, incorrect hose clamps and lights, and poor body fit will effect price, hence the lackluster bidding here. Previously sold for $137,700 at Silver’s 2008 Reno sale (SCM# 117752) and for $84,700 at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas in 2011 (SCM# 188045). B&T Specialty, Reno, NV, 08/12. #HR31-1969 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 fastback. S/N 9R02H160639. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 85,765 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Excellent windows-out respray in original color. Black hood, front spoiler, Mach 1 stripes, and louvers over back window. Polished American mags, new chrome bumpers, other brightwork OK. Engine compartment clean, stock, with tangle of wires. Interior smells new with repro surfaces throughout, Grant red-and-black leather steer

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Roundup #HR40-1970 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 2-dr hard top. S/N 332770Z141904. Yellow/ tan vinyl. Odo: 54,492 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Bright yellow paint, fiberglass hood on dual air intakes. Good chrome bumpers. Grille rattle-canned black. Chrome Cragar S/S wheels, spoiler on trunk with with all the right work done and parts in place. The dark tint used on the glass really has no place with cars of this era, and the vendor would have done well to have removed it prior to sale. That said, very well bought. If the engine goes hard and the a/c blows cool, then perhaps the buy of the event. Shannons, Sydney, AUS, 07/12. #22-1972 PLYMOUTH HEMI ’CUDA bogus “Hurst Equipped” plaque below. Interior clean and well-kept original. Engine mostly stock. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,900. Overall neat and tidy, with sparkly Cragar rims adding to the vibe. This was a cruiser that would turn heads. The crowd appreciated the presentation, and the price seemed fair to both buyer and seller. Silver Auctions, Seattle, WA, 07/12. #CC28-1971 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE convertible. S/N 136671B1G5009. Black/ black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 55 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, manual. Fresh rotisserie restoration 55 miles ago. Excellent black repaint, white stripes under clearcoat. 17-inch American Racing Rally-style alloys. Arrow-straight panels, perfect gaps, show-quality chrome and polished stainless throughout. Underhood asnew, including rebuilt LS5 engine with alumi- new brightwork. Good set of truck Rally rims with trim rings and new rubber. Rare bucketsand-console interior. Interior carpet fading. Has a/c. A totally appealing GMC 4x4 shortbed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,560. Texans love their General Motors pickup trucks and it showed with this sale. I dont know who had the bigger grin, the seller or the buyer. Well bought and well sold. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/12. #5-1971 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 2-dr hard top. S/N 332871G133339. Yellow & silver/black & white vinyl. Odo: 5,628 350-ci supercharged V8, auto. Heavily modified show car. Work done to a high standard and presents very well. Good paint and panel fit, trim looks new. All chrome in very good order. frame-wrenching power of the Hemi. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $62,876. This replica had a great look and was a clever combination of old and new. The panel fit was proof the car had the grunt to overpower the chassis and then some. Everything else was spot-on. Well bought and sold. Shannons, Sydney, AUS, 07/12. #HR15-1973 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $21,305. Turn the key and pose, or just collect trophies. Odometer zeroed out when rebuilt, now showing 5,628 miles. Color is a subjective thing, but most regard this as a mismatched beast, likely painted in a very dark room. Well sold. Shannons, Sydney, AUS, 07/12. num heads, decals, hose clamps. 12-bolt rear end with 3.31:1 ratio Posi. Interior all-new reproduction in black vinyl. Floor shifter, wood steering wheel, a/c, aftermarket tunes, electric windows. Show-ready. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $38,700. This was an eye-popping restoration with a mild custom touch. Usually, market value is enhanced by keeping everything 100% original, but the subtle changes found were easily reversible for nit-picky purists. Bidders saw the value here, and action was enthusiastic. Obtained for much less than the build cost; the astute buyer should be pleased with this “well bought” result. Silver Auctions, Seattle, WA, 07/12. #S52.1-1971 GMC SIERRA pickup. S/N KE134S133554. Red/black & houndstooth. Odo: 28,851 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Very well done frame-off restoration. Nice December 2012 #20-1972 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS replica 2-dr hard top. S/N IC37F2R528576. Metallic blue/black vinyl. Odo: 39,998 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A brilliant car to cruise or show. Fresh paint presents very well, trim looks correct and very well fitted, with no sign of wear evident. Chrome shiny and sets off shinier aftermarket mags 2-dr hard top. S/N BH23GB196034. Black/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 73,379 miles. 340-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Incredibly straight flat panels with fresh, show-quality gloss-black repaint. Excellent gaps. New padded black vinyl top, show chrome, stainless casually replaced, hood dented from underside. Tripleblack presentation set off with American Racing polished five-spokers. Underhood replica 2-dr hard top. S/N BH23G2B412627. Green/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 11,169 miles. 528-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 5-sp. Nice paint and chrome, trim in very good order. Weak panel fit not in keeping with rest of car, per the nicely. Shame about the tinted glass. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,541. Great-looking Chevelle clean and stock, smells of “Gunk” engine cleaner. Interior stock and fresh, offset by original grungy thresholds, Alpine sound system. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $14,500. The owner must have been close to cardiac arrest when the hood was damaged following that beautiful paint job. This was one of the better-prepared offerings, with lots of eyeball and overall good presentation. It wouldn’t take much to bring it to a higher level. The SCM Pocket Price Guide lists these in the $16k– $24k range, and today this price seemed about right. Well bought and sold with a nod to the buyer. Silver Auctions, Seattle, WA, 07/12. © 117

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eBay Motors Online Sales Stocking-Stuffer Cars While the days of $50k microcars are gone, the fun isn’t D riving cars to their limit is where the real fun is, and — unlike the modern performance cars we saw last month — the limits of these cars are reachable with little effort. It helps when the top speed is not much over 50 mph. On this month’s drive, we’ll look at a few of the microcars sold on eBay Motors. Keep them in mind for a last-minute gift to the car person who has almost everything. They could easily fit in a small corner of a big garage. Condition inferred from seller’s descriptions; cars were not physically examined by the author. All quoted material taken from the eBay listings. (sf=seller’s feedback) by Chad Tyson Market opinions in italics #290780234112-1958 ISETTA 300 sedan. S/N 10551. Turquoise & white/white vinyl. Odo: 55,211 miles. 23 photos. Lake Ozark, MO. “This is a spectacular example of a British-built BMW Isetta. Restored in the original color combination. Simply gorgeous. Exquisite restoration with beautiful paint, periodcorrect upholstery and perfect chrome. Used parts. Engine is free and turns over by hand. Mostly original and doesn’t look as if it has been modified or changed much over the years. Sitting inside a barn for many many years. All of the glass is present and in good shape.” 13 bids. sf 451. SOLD AT $2,075. Most of these seem to be only available in project form. I think the only worthwhile thing to do would be drop in a motorcycle engine and race it around a track. I’m probably in the minority, as there was some activity regarding this car, with 13 bids placed. Sold where most of them do in this condition. #330796062045-1970 SUBARU 360 se- in a retail store as a point of sale piece the last few years, this car is a crowd pleaser and a great attention getter. The car runs and drives perfectly. Everything on the car operates perfectly.” Buy It Now. sf 64. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $19,500. I’m glad the days of $50k microcars passed. Just seemed odd, so much money for so little car. As-is, this sold for #2 money. Bought well. #200824389538-1962 VESPA 400 sun- roof sedan. S/N 1997. Red/. 15 photos. Ann Arbor, MI. “The car does not currently have a title and comes with a bill of sale. The car is fairly complete, but the floor is mostly missing and is rusty. Missing the front battery tray/ door, the rear bumper, the generator, some trim, front headlight rings, and other small dan. S/N K111L6269. Red/red & black vinyl. Odo: 52,000 miles. 22 photos. Long Beach, CA. “Owned this car since 1982. Drives and runs very smooth. 25 miles one way every day to work. Engine and trans are completely rebuilt. New brake pads, rebuilt wheel cylinders and master cylinder. Odometer works perfect. driver’s seat and crack in dash. Repainted original color. Straight body with treated surface rust. Driver’s door sill has rust hole. Glass in good condition. Garaged for the last 15 years. Have stock wheels and exhaust. Drives good and pulls strong in all gears.” 0 bids. sf 68. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $7,500. The starting bid was beyond what anyone was willing to pay for this car. And the reserve still needed to be met. Not a good way to sell a car. A more realistic price would have been $5k. The car was relisted at least twice after this, both starting at $7,500 and reserve not met. #221130793886-1948 CROSLEY CC wagon. S/N CC55120. Yellow/brown vinyl. Odo: 38,950 miles. 23 photos. Gainesville, FL. “Completely rust- and collision-free. Trim rechromed. Glass in great shape. All gaskets replaced at one time. Stays straight even after heavy braking. Gauges, lights and wipers work. Original seats in good condition, and Lights work. No issues at all. Small dent and damage on driver’s side door and quarter.” 2 bids. sf 11. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,000. The damage to driver’s side is easily fixed, and the rest of the car appeared in great condition. Still, very well sold. Above market by two to three grand. #120989865248-1972 HONDA Z600 coupe. S/N AZ6001013233. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 92,000 miles. 24 photos. Newburg, OR. “Engine and transmission rebuilt less than 10k miles ago. Work order for $3k. Electric starter and electric fuel pump. Power brakes with discs in front and drums at rear. All-original interior in good condition. Split seam in 118 even headliner is nice. Car starts right up. Does not burn oil or run hot. No leaks and no unusual noises. Strong runner. Custom valve cover and side panel. Clutch is original and chatters when taking off in first. Picnic stuff and surfboard go with the car.” 23 bids. sf 126. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $6,500. A lot of interest led to a lot of money for this wagon. Maybe the surfboard put it over the top for bidders. Sold fairly at the top end of the market. © Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers I was hoping that my new seat covers would attract a cougar, but what the hell. — Gary Francis, Chico, CA RUNNER-UP: First (Your Last) Annual Landshark Meal Miglia. — Walter Babiuk, San Clemente, CA Oh my God, Granddad is driving. Just in case he crashes, we better bring along our own jaws of life. — Billy Hufnagel, Placentia, CA A must-have Amphicar ac- cessory. — Jim Graham, New Canaan, CT We’re going to need a bigger car. — Tom Chaney, Fostoria, OH Just another definition of how a car can cost an arm. — Pierre Mordacq, New York, NY Amphicar putting the thrill into drifting. — Ed Pasini, Las Vegas, NV Wayne C. may have bitten off more than he could handle when the network talked him into combining “Chasing Classic Cars” with an episode of “Shark Week.” — Bob Bigler, Annapolis, MD You’re going to need a bigger barchetta. — Edward Levin, West Hollywood, CA Back-seat diver. — Walter Meyer, Eagle, ID Just when you thought it was safe to go into the back seat!. — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO Having his mother-in-law in the back seat always made Bob nervous. — Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA You know I get carsick in the back. — Joe Amft, Evanston, IL I’ve seen a lot of Mother-In- Law seats in my time, but this one is extreme! — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI A fine example of the Captain Quint Limited-Edition Teeth & Roll Interior. — Clay Donne, Corvallis, OR Drives just like a shark-nose BMW, said the seller. — Chris Mundy, Gainesville, GA Who invited Scheider and Dreyfuss? And who parked them on the dock? — Marc Bixen, West Los Angeles, CA Although she was usually 120 Sports Car Market This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: November 25, 2012 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most ac- curate, creative or provocative response and receive a Sports Car Market cap. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; email: mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo. If we use it, you’ll also get an official SCM cap. Email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. quite cautious, Miss Daisy was caught completely off guard on her final drive. — Dean Mayer, Los Gatos, CA Wilbur had to rely on others to drive him to his Candygram deliveries. — Doug Knight, Haddonfield, NJ The new “Jaws”-themed child seat keeps the little ones safe, secure and terrified. — Michalangelo Lowalski, North Hollywood, CA General Motors’ original mako shark styling exercise. — Hank Mauel, Auburn, CA I am here to collect your past- due car payment… now! — Alan Einstein, via email Gary Francis wins an SCM hat that spent a day in the stomach of a great white shark for taking this contest by the teeth and shaking hard. © We’re going to need a bigger back seat! — Steve Ritchie, via email Look, I’m only riding with you because you wouldn’t leave your photo ID with the sales manager. — Mike Plante, Evergreen, CO Using the Monterey Aquarium for the new auction site seemed like a great idea at the time. — Frank Boyle, Stockton, CA Comments With Your Renewals Wonderful! Don’t change a thing! — Herbert A. Satzman, New York, NY Online this subscription renewal came with a bonus of a hat, etc. but I could not get the renewal to go through online. — Paulo L. Teixeira, Memphis, TN Paul, we’ve got your back and a hat is on the way. The web site is coming along — I promise! — KM Great job — great mix of facts, fun, humor, legal, tax. Keep it up! — Alan Benjamin, Lafayette, CO An in-depth article on the Mercedes 3.5 convertible/ coupe. — E.V. Grayson, Boca Raton, FL Easier access for SCM Platinum sign-ons for the Web. — Michael Odierna, Greenwich, CT Yes, you must be wonder- ing why we punish you for being a Platinum member by making it so hard to log on. Should be fixed now. — KM Great job! — Barry K. Presta, Quincy, MA I think profiles of notable collectors could be great. — Jeff DeJoseph, Scarsdale, NY Keep up the good work! — Robert Davis, Avon By The Sea, NJ Fantastic magazine — the best — very helpful. Great panel discussion at Carmel. How about a show/lunch for SCM subscribers like Concourso Italiano next year? — Dale Buss, Westlake Village, CA Cover the sale of American sports and muscle cars more! Thanks. — Bill Hill, Monterey, CA And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewals. — Keith Martin Courtesy of Chris Shaw

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1957 Morgan Plus 4 1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II BJ7 driver that is 100% fully sorted for touring with complete confidence. Finished in red with a black interior. Immaculate rust-free body. Has new top and proper tonneau cover and comes with an incredibly rare factory hard top. $16,500 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo LTD, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 4.2 OTS Restored by Classic Showcase, this matching-numbers XKE is a current JCNA national champion, scoring 100 points in three consecutive shows in 2011. This example presents a rare opportunity for the discerning collector ready for competition. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1.5 OTS Impeccably maintained numbers matching California car with extensive documentation and COA. Only 66 built in 1968. This rare investment-grade soft-window 912 Targa is on the most wanted list. $63,500. Contact Larry, 847.630.1818. 1970 Porsche 911S hauled engine and very nicely detailed car in need of nothing Contact Steve, Restoration and Performance Motorcars, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www.rpmvt.com (VT) 1968 Porsche 912 One owner from new until the 1990s. Restored to beyond new standards with some wonderful performance mods making it the best driving Morgan on the planet. Finished in British racing green, green Connolly leather; Triumph powered with twin Webers, oil cooler, full belly pans, Brooklands windscreens, stainless steel exhaust. $55,000. Matthew L. deGarmo LTD, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com 1959 AC Bristol S/N HBJ7L19986. White Red/Red. 68 miles. 2912 cc, 3-sp manual. Extremely rare “German Export” model, German delivery upgrades pre-dating U.S. uprades. Complete rotisserie restoration. Old English White w/Crimson over red connolly leather. Original 2.9-liter straight six with dual SU carburetors. One of only 6,113 BJ7s produced in 1962. $74,900 OBO. Contact Rick, The Last Detail, 847-689-8822, Email: rick@thelastdetail.com Web: www.thelastdetail. com (IL) 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Excellent condition and model year. Third owner. Carefully refurbished, paint, chrome and interior as new. Driver upgrades include aluminum radiator, electronic ignition, new 5-sp. All original parts included. Heritage certificate. Colors and numbers matching. $95,000 OBO. Contact Greg, 954.612.0900, Email: gregd@gsdcontracting. com (FL) French Bugatti Atlantic replica S/N BEX1090. Among the finest AC Bristols available. Correct, high-point restoration. Ideal for concours and road rally events worldwide. D2 engine with o/d. Restoration photographs. $345,000. Contact Chris, Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1961 Jaguar XK 150 3.8 DHC Delphi Green Metallic/brown. 2.0-liter. Two-time first in class PCA Parade. All stock. Stunning restoration on a rust-free western car. Pictures and history available. $25,000 OBO. Contact Leon, 585.820.3785, Email: lotus@cox.net (AZ) Factory Vantage coupe. Unquestionably the best DB series car ever in our inventory. National-concours condition, flawless in every respect. Three-owner history, low original mileage. Finished in gray metallic, biscuit interior. Call for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo LTD, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@ deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com 1966 Jaguar XKE Series 1 4.2 OTS 1984 Audi Quattro Turbo Carbon fiber Bugatti Atlantic Tribute. BMW V12, auto, a/c, pw, leather and brocaded cloth. Museum quality, licensed for street in NJ. $275,000. Contact Terry, 908.876.9100, Email: delahayeusa@aol. com (NJ) German 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Spectacular imperial maroon/biscuit color combo with a no-expense spared restoration by Jaguar professionals, this XK 150 is a JCNA national champion, scoring 100 points in three consecutive 2011 shows. Excellent opportunity for the serious collector. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1962 Jaguar XKE Series 1 3.8 coupe Hard to find un-modified example, excellent original condition with recent service to make the car reliable and fast. $28,000. Contact Steve, Restoration and Performance Motorcars, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www.rpmvt.com (VT) 2005 Porsche 911 GT3 coupe A crowning achievement, this E-Type is a show-level champion and subject of a no expense spared restoration. One of the finest XKE examples available in the world today. An amazing opportunity for the discerning collector. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www. classicshowcase.com (CA) 1966 MGB roadster S/N 19804210002756. Red/Black. 38,000 miles. 3-liter inline six cylinder, Manual. Late drum-brake Roadster, fitted with Euro headlamps, factory hard top, original Becker radio and tool roll. Vehicle has been in the same collection for over the past 30 years. Absolutely stunning. Additional information and pricing available. Contact Tyler, Precision Motorcars, 513.271.5565, Email: precisionmotorcars@ gmail.com Web: www.precisioncinci.com (OH) 1967 Porsche 911S This beautiful matching-numbers E-type has been recently elevated to show/driver level by marque specialist Classic Showcase. With a gorgeous black and red color combo, this is a fantastic early example. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 122 Matching numbers. Very original car with factory sport seats. Solid straight Euro-spec car. $125,000. Contact Steve, Restoration and Performance Motorcars, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www.rpmvt.com/ (VT) 1974 Porsche 914 Superb condition with only 7k miles. 3.6-liter engine, 6-sp. Sport seats, bi-xenon headlamps, carbon fiber, new correct tires, Slate Grey Metallic. A stylish street legal race car. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www. classicshowcase.com (CA) Very desirable early model with small chrome bumpers, pull style door handles and overdrive. A superb Matching numbers restored in original colors. OverSports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Italian 1947 Fiat 500A Topolino maintained. Bobileff engine and transmission documented rebuild. This is a beautifully presented, fully sorted car. Ready for touring now. $275,000. Matthew L. deGarmo LTD, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd. com 1979 Ferrari 512BB original miles. Gorgeous, full restoration. Fireball 320-ci straight eight and Dynaflow. Power top, windows and seat. $79,900 OBO. Contact Rick, The Last Detail, 847-689-8822, Email: rick@thelastdetail.com Web: www.thelastdetail.com (IL) 1966 Ford Thunderbird documented. Period race history including 1955 Sebring. California title. Event eligible. $275,000. Contact Chris, Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www. fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1963 Abarth 1000GT Bialbero Long-term ownership by president of Belgian FOC. New paint, interior and rebuilt engine. Runs and drives very well. Sure to attract friendly crowds everywhere it goes. $39,500. Contact Chris, Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Normale Blue with black bottom, 2k trouble-free miles on overhauled engine and transmission. Excellent driving car. $130,000. Contact Steve, Restoration and Performance Motorcars, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www.rpmvt.com (VT) 1982 Lancia H.P. Executive S/N 6Y85Q153417. Black/black. 101 miles. 428-ci, auto. Rare Q-code 428/345 V8. Concours full restoration. Multiple prestigious award winner. Formerly of the Capizzi Colllection. One of 75 convertible 428s with factory a/c. Stunning triple black color combo. $88,900 OBO. Contact Rick, The Last Detail, 847-689-8822, Email: rick@thelastdetail.com Web: www.thelastdetail.com (IL) 1966 Shelby GT350 H Two owners from new, 48,000 original miles. Except for a light respray 25 years ago, it’s 100% original and immaculate. All original panels and floors. Never damaged or rusted. Matching numbers, original tools and jack, original top and tonneau. Always meticulously cared for. This is a true time capsule car that is fully sorted and turn key. $58,000. Matthew L. deGarmo LTD, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Azzuro Mettalico/cream and blue. 78k miles. 2.0-liter DOHC FI, 5-sp. No rust, Euro-version survivor. Mostly original. No stories. New clutch in April. Needs nothing. Very clean. Excellent runner. $6,900. Contact Nick, 216-978-2040, Email: padine4082@ att.net (OH) Japanese 1994 Lexus SC400 S/N 1290268. Eng. #2291334. Beautifully restored. Ex-Judge Parker. Earls Court Motor Show and Bonneville history. Eligible for growing number of historic races, tours and concours. $250,000. Contact Chris, Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1965 Alfa Romeo GTA Incredible original car. Two-owner history from new, low original mileage, immaculate, rust-free, razor straight body. Never damaged, raced or abused in any way. Matching number engine and transmission (automatic). Finished in white with gold stripes, black interior. Fitted with period correct air conditioning. A rare opportunity to own a blue chip car that’s original. $135,000. Matthew L. deGarmo LTD, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com (CT) S/N AR825690. Partially restored. Born white/blue with electric windows. Older paint, perfect interior, mechanically very good. New clutch, new correct 165/400 Michelin tires. Titled as a 1967. $47,500. Contact Walter, 954.646.6060, Email: guwgio@ gmail.com 1974 DeTomaso Pantera GTS 54,800 miles. Showroom quality. CARFAX. Rust free. New wheels and tires. Recent complete service including timing belt, water pump, serpentine belt, fluid change and complete undercarriage inspection. Ready to enjoy. Looks new inside and out. Books and records. Senior owned. $12,800. Contact Larry, 928.668.1110. (AZ) American 1931 Ford Highboy 1967 Pontiac GTO S/N AR613913. Roman Tucker bare metal restoration. Exceptionally well documented including original invoice. Eligible for growing number of premier events worldwide. $225,000. Contact Chris, Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1982 Renault R5 Turbo Series 1 rally car 2-dr S/N 242677B137614. Starlight Black/black. 400-ci, 4-sp. Triple black. Muncie M20. Power steering and brakes, buckets, console. Not numbers matching, but very nice cruiser up for auction on eBay. See auction for additional details and photos. $25,000 OBO. Contact Dan, 626.627.6333, Email: info@1967gto. com Web: cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/261103197542 (CA) Race 1938 Alvis Barson Special race car Show-quality, two-owner car. Stunning condition in every way. Rare factory GTS, professionally rebuilt motor to 450-plus horsepower. Finished in red, black leather. Fitted with GT5 seats for comfort, original seats come with car. Runs and drives without fault. $75,000. Matthew L. deGarmo LTD, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS S/N 1960227. Gray/Black. 3,788 miles. 302 V8, 5 Speed. 1931 Model A steel body and ’32 Deuce chassis. Custom metal work throughout. 302 Ford Racing V8 with Edelbrock dual auads, Tremec 5-sp, Wilwoods, 9” rear with coilovers. Award winning magazine feature car. $88,900 OBO. Contact Rick, The Last Detail, 847-689-8822, Email: rick@thelastdetail.com Web: www.thelastdetail.com (IL) 1948 Buick Roadmaster S/N VF1822000C0001520. Pearl White/Sable. 4-cyl. turbo, 5-sp. Original homologation car with aluminum panels. One owner since new with original interior and paint. Never damaged. Stage 1 engine, three-piece Gotti wheels, Devil exhaust, Sabelt harness and all mechanical updates. Always a California-registered car with BAR sticker. This is a well-known U.S. car, as seen on SPEED and in magazine features. Lots of spares. $70,000. Contact Bill, 818.981.6595, Email: bspeed1@sbcglobal. net (CA) 1990 GTD GT40 Mk 1B One-off experimental 4.4-liter straight-eight race car. Registered and street-legal historical vehicle. Four SU-carburetors and a 4-sp preselect manual quick-change transmission. For more information contact Triangle Motor Company, 358 40 900 6030, Email: r.paunonen@trianglemotor.com, Web: www. trianglemotor.com (FINLAND) 1955 Abarth 207 A 1100 Lightweight race/street car. In Essex Wire livery. Factory made in U.K. Very fast. Avon tires. Roger Krause suspension tuned. $75,000. Contact Russell, 601.344.7646, Email: russelljohansen@yahoo. com (CA) © Coming soon, a great Dino. Collector owned and 124 S/N 14859445. Regency Blue/navy blue leather and beige cloth. 40,660 miles. 320-ci I8, auto. 40,660 S/N 001. Michelotti “Assimetrico” by Boano. Well Sports Car Market

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056, 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) eBay Motors. List your car for sale. $0 insertion fee. $60 listing fee if vehicle sells for under or at $2,000, $125 if it sells for over $2,000. Visit the “Services” section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Auctions America. 877.906.2437, Formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of RM Auctions, the Auctions America by RM team, led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs and vintage motorcycles. Consign With Confidence. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) Exoticars USA. 908.996.4889, Wil de Groot’s Exoticars USA has serviced and restored Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini in the NJ, PA, NY region since 1979. We’re passionate about keeping your car fast, reliable, beautiful and authentic. Our mechanical, paint/ body, electronic, machining and fabricating work is unsurpassed and awardwinning. We have specialized equipment and knowledge to service newer and vintage models and everything in between. www.exoticars-usa.com. (NJ) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Join Leake Auction Company as they celebrate 40 years in the collector car auction industry. Their unsurpassed customer service and fast-paced twolane auction ring makes them a leader in the business. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. Upcoming Auctions: Dallas — November 16–18, 2012 at Dallas Market Hall Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele hosts two recordbreaking auctions per year; Monterey, CA, every August and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Mecum Collector Car AuctionGooding & Company. 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor House, Lyncastle Road, Warrington, England. WA4 4BSN www.handh.co.uk. (U.K.) Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (U.K.) Bonhams. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.bonhams.com. (CA) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, 417.336.5616. 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954, Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach, FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate-controlled, state-of-the-art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com... Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the 126 Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Worldwide Auctioneers. RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. With over three decades of experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789, Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) Sports Car Market eers. 815.568.8888, 815.568.6615. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for over 23 years, offering an industryleading 5,000 collector cars per year. Watch Mecum Auctions live on Discovery’s HD Theater. Consignment, bidder and event information is available online. 950 Greenlee St., Marengo, IL 60015 www.mecumauction.com. (IL) MotoeXotica Classic Cars & Auc- tions. 866.543.9393, After 24 years of selling classic cars, MotoeXotica has branched out with classic & exotic car auctions. MotoeXotica currently has auctions in St. Louis, MO; Springfield, MO; and Phoenix, AZ. Combining some of the industry’s lowest entry fees and commissions MotoeXotica is poised to keep expanding while maintaining superior customer service. Contact MotoeXotica today at 866-5439393 or online at www.motoexotica. com. Worth the trip! Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Specialty Auto Auctions and Sales. 800.901.0022, Established by Bruce and Helen Douglas in 1987. Based in Colorado and doing auctions in Colorado, Nevada and South Dakota. This year we will join forces with Hot August Nights and B & T Custom Rods for two sales in Nevada. We will also be working with Automania for sales in South Dakota. For personalized service contact us. www.saaasinc.com. (CO) RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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In addition to helping collectors buy and sell cars at auction, we offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collection-consultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo West Coast Auto Appraisals. 310.827.8400, Pre purchase, diminished value, total loss settlements, expert witness. Let us be your eyes and ears, friendly and very knowledgeable car experts, muscle cars, street rods, Europeans, Full Classics, modern-day and more. Servicing all of California, nationwide for larger car collections. Member of IAAA and AMA. Check out our web site for a full list of services. www.thecarappraiser.com. (CA) Centerline Products. 888.750. ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years — rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance and performance parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our web site for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215-925-4233, Coachbuilt Press creates limited edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Jon Norman’s Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532, 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Appraisals Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man’s opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse Brighton Motorsports. Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 480.483.4682, Brighton Motorsports, Scottsdale, AZ, is a unique dealership specializing in Vintage European and American Collector Cars with their Sales/Showroom and Mechanical Repair facility in the heart of Scottsdale’s legendary auction arena. They also have a state-of-the-art paint & body shop specially equipped to do all levels of repair and restoration just down the road, creating a one-stop shop for the avid car enthusiast. www.brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) December 2012 The Last Detail. 847.689.8822 North Chicago / Kenilworth, IL, As “Trusted Advisors” for over 35 years, we have been helping enthusiasts make critical decisions before creating costly mistakes. Whether servicing, buying or selling, your one stop destination for all of your automotive needs, Down to.... The Last Detail! www.thelastdetail.com. (IL) a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www. barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a Quote, enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. FOLLOW SCM Great Vacations. 800.452.8434, European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. Always buying: Offering top dollar for your European classics. Always selling: 3 showrooms with an excellent selection to choose from. Always Restoring: We feature an award-winning, world-class restoration facility, with the expertise to restore you car to any level, including modifications. Super craftsmanship; attention to detail; knowledgeable staff; servicing all of the collector’s needs. Located in San Diego County. Email: sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.comm. (CA) Hartek Automotive, 319.337.4140, Hartek Automotive is a division of Hartwig Motors Inc., one of the oldest automotive retailers in the Midwest since 1912. Hartek Automotive specializes in the maintenance and sale of sports and prestige automobiles. Their reputation for service continues with a very personalized approach to maintenance of an individual’s daily driver, to the restoration of that special automobile. Hartek Automotive also offers pre-sale or post-sale inspections. Located in Iowa, we are equally accessible for the enthusiast from anywhere. Drive in or fly in...you will find us most accommodating. www.hartek.org (IA) Passport Transport. 800.736.0575, Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. Collector Car Insurance 949.412.8812, We buy and sell great woodies — hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California. www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Classic Car Transport Motor Auto Express, Inc. 360.661.1734, Enclosed Transport. MAX cares for what you care for. We offer Personal, Private, Professional services with liftgate loading for your vehicles. Please contact Randy McKinley, Owner. maxiet@gmail.com. (WA) 127

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1.866.CAR.9648, The Chubb Collector Car Insurance program provides flexibility by allowing you to choose the agreed value and restoration shop. Broad coverage includes no mileage restrictions and special pricing for large schedules. For more information, contact us at 1(866)CAR-9648 or www.chubbcollectorcar.com. English oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) need a comprehensive parts selection for both vintage and contemporary Ferraris, you can count on a single-source leader in the Ferrari parts business…T. Rutlands. Call us Toll Free 800.638.1444, Internationally 770.493.8852. Email: Sales@ trutlands.com. www.trutlands.com Finance www.wirewheel.com, 772.299.9788. Aston Martin of New England. Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639, Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) British Sports and Race Cars BoughtSold-Traded. Located in Beautiful Vero Beach, Florida. In business for over 25 years, specializing in Lotus, TVR, Griffith, Jaguar, Austin Healey, MG, Marcos, Panoz, Lola, and more. Over 50 sports and race cars always in stock. Please check our website for our latest inventory offerings: www.wirewheel.com. (FL) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050, is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) German Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high-performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. WWW.CAROBU.COM. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in British, German and Italian classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship; knowledgeable staff; passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our web site showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated blog to see what is going on in our busy shop, including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two-car enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the Northeast a breeze. www.rpmvt.com. Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We understand the passion and needs of the classic-car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) Fourintune Garages Inc. 262.375.0876, www.fourintune.com. With over 25 years of experience in complete ground-up restoration on British marques — specializing in AustinHealeys for 35 years. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our web site for details on our restoration process. Located in historic Cedarburg since 1976 — just minutes north of Milwaukee. (WI) restoration 760.758.6119. World class full-service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in German, British, and Italian classics. Superb fit, attention to detail, great craftsmanship, knowledgeable staff, passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) European Collectibles, Inc. T. Rutlands & T. Rutlands West J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290, Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed 128 Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an provides international service from one of the world’s largest Ferrari parts inventories coast to coast. We have more Ferrari parts, more Ferrari parts experience and better Ferrari parts prices than most anyone. Since 1981 T. Rutlands has been building valuable partnerships with the Ferrari industry’s most respected repair shops, professionals and car owners seeking to provide a one-stop shopping experience for Ferrari parts, tools and accessories. Ferrari parts are our only business and we are true product and service specialists in every sense of the word. When you 949.650.4718, European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey & Jaguar with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export Bob Smith Coachworks Inc. Griot’s Garage. 800.345.5789, Cosdel International Transportation. Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Italian Griot’s Garage celebrating over 21 years as your best source for a full line of car care cleaners, polishes, waxes, sealants and detailing accessories. You’ll also find garage organizational products, premium automotive accessories, tools, clothing and more. Call to receive a full-color handbook/catalog or enjoy the easy-to-use website for fast, fun and easy ordering. Sign up for weekly email specials. Have fun through our blog, Inmygarage.com or join us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, where you’ll find numerous howto videos for proper car care tips and tricks. Our number one goal is to ensure that you always... Have fun in your garage! www.griotsgarage.com. (WA) 940.668-8622, 960.665.4657 (fax). Complete exotic and vintage automobile restoration performed by master craftsmen to the highest standards of excellence. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc., 1600 Floral Dr., Gainesville, TX 76240. Email: bsmith@bobsmithcoachworks.com. (TX) RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our web site showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated blog to see what is going on in our busy shop, including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two-car, enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the Northeast a breeze. www.rpmvt.com. Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, WeatherTech® Automotive AcHamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300, with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s & ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com Literature cessories. 800.441.8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from allweather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www. WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General Via Corsa Car Lover’s Guide- books. Travel the world with guidebooks written for car enthusiasts! We cover car museums, factory tours, race tracks, auctions, and major events. Exclusive interviews with Alice Cooper, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell, Mario Andretti, and more! Our guidebooks are available at motorbooks.com and amazon.com. Museums Alan Taylor Company Inc. LeMay—America’s Car Museum, opened in June 2012 in Tacoma, WA, explores how the automobile has fulfilled a distinctive role at the core of the American experience and shaped our society. The spacious museum with rotating exhibits is designed to be the centerpiece for automotive history as well as an educational center and library. The campus also contains a 3.5-acre show field, theater, café, banquet hall and meeting facilities. To become an ACM member, volunteer or make a donation, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) December 2012 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War European and American Automobiles. With an emphasis on French Marques including Bugatti & Delahaye and over 50 years of experience in the automotive field, we have proven to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our facility provides a full-array of services including Fabrication, Metal-Shaping, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding, Machine Shop, Award-Winning Upholstery, Paint Shop and Pattern Making & Castings. 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Carl Bomstead eWatch Republic Tires Poster Rolls to $30,400 This poster was one of four known and it was expensive, but the buyer will never lose a penny Thought Carl’s The Oscar that Joan Crawford won for her 1945 performance of “Mildred Pierce” was recently sold at auction with a winning bid of $426,732. She had been nominated three times, but this was her only Oscar. She was convinced that Ingrid Bergman would win the award and did not attend the ceremony. She feigned illness, and when she was informed she had won, Crawford quickly summoned reporters to her home and was photographed accepting the award in bed. Here are a few finds that won’t get you an Oscar — but were winners in their own way: EBAY # 140818861098 — 1951 DEL MAR ROAD RACE PROGRAM. Number of Bids: 11. SOLD AT: $255. Date: 8/18/2012. The Del Mar race was sponsored by the California Sports Car Club, and Phil Hill was listed as a driver. This was early in Phil Hill’s career, and at that point, he often traded his mechanical skills for a ride. Noted early racer Ralph de Palma was also listed as the Official Starter. Lots of early racing history at a fair price. EBAY #221035878151 — GULF HANDY OILER COUNTER DISPLAY. Number of Bids: 22. SOLD AT: $1,534.99. Date: 6/10/2012. This early counter display was in very nice condition considering its age. There was some minor damage to one end and the back of one can was a bit rough, but no big deal, as this is a very hard piece to find with the correct handy oiler cans. Price paid was a screaming deal, as the cans usually go for around $500 apiece, and the complete display close to $4,000. EBAY #160870755107 — 1932 FORD RAT-ROD HIGHBOY TIN TOY. Number of Bids: 28. SOLD AT: $320. Date: 9/1/2012. This 7-inch, battery-operated tin toy was made in Japan in the 1950s and was in wonderful condition, with fantastic lithography. It was equipped with a V8 that had spinning engine lights. The driver’s head even turned when the car was in reverse. Cute as heck and no issue with the price paid considering the condition. EBAY #271010450128 — HARLEY-DAVID- SON NEON DEALERSHIP SIGN. Number of Bids: 4. SOLD AT: $10,900. Date: 7/10/2012. This large Harley-Davidson dealer sign measured 64 inches x 28 inches, and was reported to have once hung in the Hell’s Angels nightclub. It had a decent-size chip in the “L” and a few other identifying issues. It was purchased by a New England dealer who quickly relisted it and sold it off-line with the bidding at $22,655. Original seller obviously left at least 10 large on the table, on which the knowledgeable dealer quickly capitalized. GALLERY AT KNOTTY PINES AUCTION SERVICES, LOT 111 — REPUBLIC STAGGARD TREAD TIRES LITHOGRAPHED POSTER. SOLD AT: $30,400 (including 15% buyer’s premium). Date: 9/29/2012. One of the most, if not the most, spectacular early American advertising posters ever produced. This was one of four known, and the colors were bright and vibrant, with only a minor repair in the upper left. The image, with two cars on a mountain road with room for one, certainly makes its point. Expensive, but the buyer will never lose a penny on this amazing piece of early automobilia. ♦ SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $65 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $95 Canada/Mexico, Europe $105, Asia/Africa/Middle East $115. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 130 POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market