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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA July 9, 2016

H&H Droitwich, U.K. July 10, 2016

GAA Greensboro, NC July 28–30, 2016

RM Sotheby’s Plymouth, MI July 30, 2016

Auctions America Auburn, IN September 1–4, 2016

Worldwide Auburn, IN September 3, 2016

RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. September 7, 2016

Bonhams Chichester, U.K. September 10, 2016

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“Like” us on Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends December 2016 . Volume 28 . Number 12 FERRARI PROFILES This Month’s Market Movers Up Close ENGLISH by Paul Hardiman 74 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari $3,685,000 / Bonhams Paying the price for an exclusive supercar ETCETERINI by Paul Hageman 76 110 122 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT $3,226,720 / RM Sotheby’s Originality-based valuations know no Brexit GERMAN by Prescott Kelly 78 1967 Iso Grifo GL Series I $172,592 / RM Sotheby’s Buying a barn find is buying an adventure AMERICAN by Carl Bomstead 82 132 142 154 1956 Porsche Type 550/1500RS Spyder $6,121,188 / Bonhams This 550’s originality drives a high price RACE by Thor Thorson 84 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout $2,090,000 / Gooding & Co. Supreme price for a sought-after Packard NEXT GEN by Jeff Zurschmeide 86 by Steve Ahlgrim 72 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 198 Vehicles Rated at Eight Sales 92 96 MARKET OVERVIEW Top 10 auction sales and best buys, and the British market after Brexit — Chad Tyson RM SOTHEBY’S London, U.K.: Porsches help push total to $29m, as 65 of 86 cars sell — Paul Hardiman ARTCURIAL Le Mans, FRA: Artcurial sells 67 of 113 cars on the way to a $9.7m total — Leo Van Hoorick AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN: 581 of 842 cars sell for a total exceeding $21m — Kevin Coakley BONHAMS Chichester, U.K.: Goodwood’s Revival nets nearly $16m as 61 of 86 cars find new homes — Paul Hardiman WORLDWIDE Auburn, IN: Worldwide’s ninth year nets $3m on 36 of 56 cars sold — B. Mitchell Carlson ROUNDUP Highlights from Greensboro Auto Auction in Greensboro, NC; RM Sotheby’s in Plymouth, MI; and H&H in Droitwich, U.K.; — Mark Moskowitz and Larry Trepel, Kevin Coakley, and Paul Hardiman acebook and look for updates and offers! 1964 OSCA 1600 GT Coupe $328,327 / Bonhams Rational price for an obscure little racer 16 2005 Acura NSX $144,100 / Auctions America Upside for Acura’s everyday supercar Cover photo: 1967 Iso Grifo GL Series I barn find; Tim Scott ©2016, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Sports Car Market

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58 The GT40 Class at the Concours d’Elegance of America COLUMNS 20 Shifting Gears Living the dream life of a gearhead on roads from California to France to Oregon Keith Martin 48 Affordable Classic Chevrolet’s Porsche: 1965–69 Corvair Jim Schrager 50 Collecting Thoughts Car gazing at Pebble Beach and Chantilly Philip Richter 54 Legal Files If you sell a car with matching numbers, make sure the right numbers really match up John Draneas 56 Unconventional Wisdom Small-bore engines amp up the fun Donald Osborne 80 The Cumberford Perspective Porsche’s 550 was designed to race, but it’s the best 1950s sports car Robert Cumberford 178 eWatch A $2,500 Giant Moon guard bot, and other out-of-this-world prices for more down-to-earth items Carl Bomstead FEATURES 58 2016 Concours of America: Everything but the kitchen sink at this celebration of cars — Bill Rothermel 60 2016 Radnor Hunt Concours: Twenty years of great cars in Pennsylvania’s horse country — Bill Rothermel 18 26 Auction Calendar 26 Crossing the Block 28 Concours and Events: Sixty Years of Laguna Seca, Essen Motor Show and a little Jog across England 30 Art on Wheels: AACA trip to Cuba, Art Deco Cars at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Cars Mechanical Institute at the Petersen 36 Contributors: Get to know our staffers and writers 38 You Write, We Read: A longtime family DB2, taking old cars on long drives, and seeking advice on Alfa 2600s 40 Display Advertisers Index 42 Time Pieces: 1970 Vulcain Chronograph 42 Neat Stuff: Automobile art, and never lose those keys 44 In Miniature: 1985 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 44 Speaking Volumes: Bowtie Ferraris and Blue Oval et al Ferraris 106 Market Moment: 1996 Porsche 993 GT2 116 Fresh Meat: 2015 Maserati Gran Turismo convertible, 2016 BMW M4 coupe, 2016 Bentley Continental GT coupe 148 On the Radar: Available for import after 25 years: 1992 Opel Calibra Turbo 4wd, 1991 Porsche 944 Turbo cabriolet 158 Rising Sun: 1988 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 10th Anniversary, 1986 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex Black Limited, 1992 Autozam AZ-1 164 Mystery Photo: “Bob was certain that no one could detect his toupee, either” 164 Comments With Your Renewals: I’ve been reading car magazines since the ’40s; yours is the best and most interesting 166 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 170 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Sports Car Market 62 A Trio of British Car Events: The founder of the Amelia Island Concours has a big week at at Salon Privé, Windsor Castle and the Goodwood Revival — Bill Warner DEPARTMENTS Bill Rothermel

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin From Chateaus to Lava Fields The McLaren devoured the road, chewing it up and spitting it out without hesitation From Portland to Paris and back I was barely back in Portland when I found myself boarding a plane to Paris. I was tapped to judge at the third annual Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille. The brainchild of Patrick and Sylviane Peter, this event has become a fixture on the collector car calendar in just three years. It boasts a delectable combination of an extraordinary location, great cars, and of course, enthusiastic collectors. Best of Show was an old friend, the 1938 Alfa 8C 2900B coupe owned by SCMer Jon Shirley that had also achieved the same top honor at Pebble Beach. Returning home, I went from the airport to the SCM garage and embarked on the annual “Red Duetto Tour” organized by Alfa Romeo Owners of Oregon members Fred and Lisa McNabb. Their rules are simple. If you don’t have a red long-tail Alfa spider (1966–69), you’re not eligible for the tour. This year there were nine long-tails, and they made an arresting sight as they cut through the countryside. These long-tail spiders become ever more elegant with age, as their No, it wasn’t the McLaren that scorched the landscape, although it could have E ach August and September, the collector car world hits high gear. Everything that happens before just anticipates the explosion of activities that mark the end of summer. Normally, this is a busy time for me — and the gang at SCM. But this year, hectic, frenetic and “my hair was on fire” seem too-mild adjectives. My August began by driving the SCM Alfa Duetto down the Oregon and California coasts to Monterey. In the 30 years I’ve been attending Monterey Car Week, I’ve never piloted an old car the 1,000 miles from Portland to the Monterey Peninsula. It was a perfect trip. The Duetto didn’t miss a beat, and listening to Simon and Garfunkel’s “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme” was an auditory and emotional bonus. Monterey Car Week was the typical series of roller-coaster rides, from the high of seeing row after row of Italian supercars at Concorso Italiano to the unsettling nature of some of the auction results, where discerning buyers were simply refusing to pay last year’s prices in this year’s market. But there will be a meeting point of values soon enough — there always is. Our Oregon Trail Three days after Monterey, we loaded up the 1967 Alfa Giulia Super and headed on a 1,200-mile round trip across Oregon to the Wallowa Mountains. The caravanserai was organized by alfista Tom McGirr, and our destination was the town of Joseph, founded 136 years ago in 1880 and named after Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce people. Longtime friend and former Lancia Fulvia owner Bill Woodard was my co-pilot, and 9-year-old Bradley and his friend Grayson were in the back seat. The 50-year-old Italian 4-door sedan has become my favorite Alfa. With the suspension and drivetrain on the button, the car simply motors along like “the family car that wins races” it was born to be. If we’d been in a modern car, we might have had air-conditioning and satellite radio. We wouldn’t have had to put a quart of 20/50 in the engine now and then. Perhaps one of the armrests wouldn’t have fallen off. But we also wouldn’t have had the enjoyment of taking the per- fect line through a long, sweeping downhill curve. Or we would have missed the thrill of accelerating to redline in 3rd gear and cracking a perfectly-timed shift into 4th as we passed lumbering, badly driven SUVs on two-lane roads. 20 impossibly delicate front and rear ends remind us of an era when aesthetics triumphed over crash protection. Our 300-mile route took us to Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast, where we had lunch at The Grateful Bread, a Grateful Dead-themed bakery. Only in Oregon. A practical supercar We had no sooner arrived back from the trip when a transporter pulled up to drop off a brand-new McLaren 570GT, tasty in Blade Silver over tan leather. We had driven a 650S a year ago on the 1,000-mile Northwest Passage tour, and found it to be immensely satisfying and capable. The 570GT is a totally new design — and it is visually stunning. Its side cutouts run from the front of the car to the back, and cleverly provide a place for the scissor-door openers. The GT is the “entry-level” McLaren, with a sticker price at around $225,000. It has a twin-turbocharged, 562-horsepower, 3.8-liter V8. McLaren claims a top speed of 204 mph and 0–60 mph in 3.4 seconds. I would have had no problem exceeding the speed limit in any of the seven paddle-shifted gears. The active suspension has three settings — Normal, Sport and Track — with Normal offering a supple ride, and track for when you want to express your inner Lewis Hamilton. I drove the car to the Oregon Festival of Cars in Bend, a 600-mile round trip that included going over the 5,325-foot McKenzie Pass. The road was built on the route originally used by the wagons of the Oregon Trail immigrants, and it passes through a spectacular 65-square-mile lava field. Between the McLaren’s sophisticated suspension, powerful engine and various electronic driver assists, the car devoured the road, chewing it up and spitting it out without hesitation. Only on the race track could this car’s full potential be explored. Although it is a hyper-exotic, the 570GT is also easy to live with — and “practical,” if we can use that term. Its design offers more luggage room than the 570S, and in Normal mode it is a supremely easy car to live with. I even learned how to achieve a semi-graceful flop over the high sills into the driver’s seat. If you’re looking for a supercar and want something that will stand apart from a sea of red Ferrari 488 Spiders, the McLaren would be a very satisfying and tasteful choice. As I reflect on the past couple of months, what I remember are the people, the cars and the roads. From Oregon to California to France, I’ve enjoyed the company of fellow enthusiasts. Serenity and satisfaction come from getting behind the wheel of a vintage sports car. As you put the shift lever into first, let out the clutch and get under way, a new adventure is in the making. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1914 Vauxhall Prince Henry at Bonhams’ Bond Street Sale in London, U.K. Mecum Where: Kansas City, MO When: December 1–3 Featured cars: • 1969 Plymouth Road Runner • 1977 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 More: www.mecum.com Raleigh Classic Where: Raleigh, NC When: December 2–3 More: www.raleighclassic.com Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: chad.taylor@sportscarmarket.com. NOVEMBER 2-5—MECUM Dallas, TX 4—BONHAMS London, U.K. 5—ACA King’s Lynn, U.K. 5—AUCTIONS AMERICA Hilton Head Island, SC 5—MOTOSTALGIA Austin, TX 7—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 12–13—SILVERSTONE Birmingham, U.K. 16—H&H Derby, U.K. 17–19—MECUM Anaheim, CA 18–20—LEAKE Dallas, TX 26 18–20—MCCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 23—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 25–27—RM SOTHEBY’S Milan, ITA 25–26—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Houston, TX 25–27—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 28—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS DECEMBER 1–3—MECUM Kansas City, MO 2–3—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 3—CCA Leamington Spa, U.K. 4—MOSSGREEN-WEBB’S Paraparaumu, NZ 4—BONHAMS London, U.K. 5—COYS London, U.K. 7—H&H Droitwich Spa, U.K. 8—BONHAMS London, U.K. 8—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 13—BARONS Surrey, U.K. JANUARY 6–15—MECUM Kissimmee, FL 6–8—DAVE RUPP Fort Lauderdale, FL 14—COYS Maastricht, NLD 14—COYS Birmingham, U.K. 14–22—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 18–22—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 19—BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ 19–20—RM SOTHEBY’S Phoenix, AZ 19–22—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 20–21—GOODING & CO. Scottsdale, AZ CCA Where: Leamington Spa, U.K. When: December 3 More: www.classiccarauctions.co.uk Mossgreen-Webb’s — The Roy Savage Collection Where: Paraparaumu, NZ When: December 4 Featured cars: • 1969 Jaguar XKE Series II 4.2 coupe More: www.mossgreen-webbs.co.nz Bonhams — The Bond Street Sale Where: London, U.K. When: December 4 Featured cars: • 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I, coachwork by Brougham De Ville • Star car: 1914 Vauxhall Prince Henry • 1950 Jaguar XK 120 roadster More: www.bonhams.com Coys Where: London, U.K. When: December 5 More: www.coys.co.uk H&H Where: Droitwich, U.K. When: December 7 More: www.handh.co.uk Bonhams — The December Sale Where: London, U.K. When: December 8 Featured cars: • Star Car: 1952 Siata Daina Gran Sport Type A • 1966 Iso Grifo A3/C replica More: www.bonhams.com Brightwells — Modern Classics Where: Leominster, U.K. When: December 8 Featured cars: • Star Car: 1983 Audi Quattro WR coupe • 1984 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk I cabriolet More: www.brightwells.com/classic-motoring Barons Where: Surrey, U.K. When: December 13 More: www.barons-auctions.com ♦ Sports Car Market

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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com Germany Goes Big for Motoring Festival This huge celebration of cars begins on November 26 and doesn’t stop for gas until December 4. From drifting competitions to historics to hot rods to classic cars, there is always something for everyone at the Essen Motor Show. There are a variety of ticket options available. www.essenmotorshow.de (DEU) Sixty Years of Laguna Seca Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will celebrate 60 years of screaming engines and trips through the Corkscrew with a slate of exciting events in 2017. A major exotic sports car event will kick off the season on May 12–13. More details are coming in the near future. The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion brings the best vintage racing in the world to the track on August 17–20. More than 550 of the best vintage racers will show up. The August 12–13 Monterey Pre-Reunion is another not-to-be-missed event for vintage racing fans and drivers. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is set for September 21–24. The Pirelli World Championship GT Challenge is scheduled for October 12–15. Visit www.mazadaraceway.com or call 831.242.8200 for tickets. Endurance Running on a 1,500-Mile Jog The holiday season is the perfect time to go on a wild-andcrazy 1,500-mile rally. From December 3 to 6, immerse yourself in the rough, tough world of Le Jog. Drivers will wrestle their cars 1,500 miles — through all kinds of extreme weather and road conditions — from Land’s End in England to John O’Groats in the far northeast corner of Scotland. This is the 22nd year of this madness. As long as your car was built before 1985 — and is prepared for the unpredictable — then you are qualified for the rally. Le Jog is one of the most demanding and challenging events in Europe. Spots are still available. www. heroevents.eu (U.K.) 28 The Quail — maybe next year? USA Today Readers’ Best Car Shows Readers of USA Today have spoken, and the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is their pick for the third-best car show in the United States. Concorso Italiano came in eighth, and The Elegance at Hershey finished in sixth place. USA Today readers picked the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s “Back to the 50’s” in Saint Paul, MN, as the top event. Pebble Beach, The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, Hilton Head and other big-time events didn’t make the cut. Visit www.10best.com/ awards/travel/best-car-show for more details. Sports Car Market

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Art on Wheels Museum Openings and Exhibits Send announcements to insideline@sportscarmarket.com See Cuba and Auto History With the AACA Museum It’s getting a lot easier to visit Cuba, and most gearheads are eager to see the many 1950s cars that still travel the island’s roads. The AACA Museum is putting together a tour of Cuba from March 2 to 11, 2017, and the trip includes plenty of time with old cars — along with trips to nature reserves. The trip includes six nights aboard an airconditioned yacht. The price is $5,699 for 10 days. For more information, visit www. aacamuseum.org. (Cuba) 1935 Bugatti Type 57S Aerolithe 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt 1936 Stout Scarab 1934 Packard Twelve Model 1106 Art Deco Cars at the North Carolina Museum of Art “Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and ’40s” brings 14 cars and three motorcycles to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh through January 15, 2017. SCM contributor Ken Gross is the curator of the exhibit. Cars on display include: • A one-off 1934 aluminum-bodied Ford Speedster built for Edsel Ford • A Bugatti Aerolithe • A Chrysler Imperial Airflow • One of the three surviving Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrows • A Peugeot 402 Darl’mart from the Patterson Collection The cars are displayed in three themes: “Art Deco,” “Streamlining” and “Yesterday’s Car of the Future.” For more information, visit www. ncartmuseum.org (NC) “Cars” Makes the First Museum Trip Fun Introducing a child to museums — and special cars — is a big deal, but it has to happen in subtle, fun ways. The Disney/Pixar Cars Mechanical Institute exhibit at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles uses a life-size car from the “Cars” movie — and puts kids into interactive stations where they learn about what makes cars work. All this is a ton of fun for everyone, and there is no better way to bring the world of museums and cars to life for a child. Who knows — maybe your kid will want to tour the rest of the museum? Visit www.petersen.org for more information. ♦ 30 Sports Car Market Courtesy of the Petersen Museum Courtesy of North Carolina Museum off Art Jeff Zurschmeide

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Scene and Be Seen Car People In Their Element Raffaldini Vineyards’ Euro Car Show, Ronda, NC Charlotte Ferrari Club President Kevin Fielden shows off his Ferrari 308 GTS QV at Raffaldini Vineyards’ Euro Car Show in July. Kevin oversees Motori Italiani—A Celebration of Italian Motoring in Charlotte, NC, now in its 10th year Concours d’Elegance of America, Plymouth, MI Jill Devlin and John Shibles Mike Jetzer with his prize-winning Lamborghini Miura at Raffaldini Vineyards’ Euro Car show. Mike purchased the car in pieces for $50,000 Jason Wenig (from left), Tina Nyp and Russell Glace Bob and Sheila Joynt 32 John and Lynne Cote and their 1949 Chrysler Town & Country convertible Sports Car Market Bill Rothermel Bill Rothermel Bill Rothermel Bill Rothermel

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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auction Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Data Specialist Chad Taylor chad.taylor@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston, Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, Dave Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 FedEx/DHL/UPS 401 NE 19th Ave., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2016 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors Prescott Kelly, SCM Contributor, had set priorities fresh out of graduate school. His very first purchase was a 1965 Porsche 356SC coupe, followed a year later by a 1963 cabriolet. It went downhill after he got his first 911 in 1982 — a black 1973 Carrera RS. Thirty years of racing followed in a 911R, an old Trans-Am 2-liter, and then a 1972 ST. His garage today has two 356s, that same ’63 cab and a ’65 coupe, a 1972 preservation 911, a 993 C2S, a 993 Carrera RS — his favorite ride by far — and a Cayenne GTS. Prescott is retired from publishing, and now imports and sells his favorite Porsches — performance cars never imported into North America when they were new. His profile of the $6.1m Porsche 550 Rennsport is on p. 78, followed by a look at a $2.5m 1995 911 GT2 on p. 106. 36 Paul Hageman, SCM Contributor, was rooted in the hobby from an early age, following in his father’s footsteps. Paul quickly developed knowledge of automobiles unrivaled for his age. As an after-school activity, Paul built a lucrative business buying and selling old Porsches, among other sports cars. He soon began judging at concours events, and was fortunate to travel with his father to shows and auctions in the U.S. and Europe. After graduating from the University of Washington, Paul joined the team at the Louwman Museum in The Hague, the Netherlands. Paul soon became the youngest-ever judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In 2010, he joined Gooding & Company, and spent over five years learning the ins and outs of the global collector car market. This month, he dives into the world of barn finds with a profile of a crusty-yet-original 1967 Iso Grifo on p. 76. CHAD TAYLOR, SCM Data Specialist, was born into a car family. His grandfather is a Packard collector, and his father and uncles are all products of the muscle car era. But despite all the American machines around him, he gravitated toward European makes. His first car was a Porsche 914, which he later traded for a ’72 Austin Mini. 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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. Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. surprisingly surprisingly fun but not drive it. I’m happy that I now own the car. Keith Martin will note the split windshield. — Bob Lutz, via email Taking That Long, Long Drive To the Editor: I read Keith Martin’s Aston Martin DB2 Still In the Lutz Family To the Editor: Tell Robert Cumberford to do better research (October 2016, “Cumberford Perspective,” p. 74). All production Aston Martin DB2s had split windshields — not one-piece. The curved 38 one-piece was introduced with the later-model DB2/4 with the vestigial back seats. How do I know this? I have my dad’s 1953 DB2 Vantage. My brother Mark found this picture from 1952 — taken right after our dad had taken delivery. I was allowed to pose with it — “Shifting Gears” column and Jim Schrager’s “You Write” letter (October 2016, p. 42), and I agree about taking old cars on long trips. I have a restored 1962 Porsche 356 T6 B coupe, and I just completed my second long-distance drive — this one of 5,854 miles. My first trip was 6,400 miles — from Monterey all the way to Jasper in Canada and then back down to the Northwestern states and a final drive home to Chicago. The only problems in 12,254 miles were tightening the axle nuts, a brake adjustment, small crack in the windshield and one cracked headlight lens. My car has the “feel,” and I drive it hard on twisties, sweepers, mountain and other scenic roads. Get a 356 and join the 356 Registry, and then you will be able to keep the faith. — Leo Dreisilker, Chicago, IL Goes Like Hell Some-More To the Editor: In case it is of interest to you, Carroll Shelby’s 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS was bought by an SCMer at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale — yours truly. I thought the GLHS would be a fun counterpoint to the Shelbys that Sissy and I own. It is a surprisingly fun car to drive. When you think of the modest beginnings of the GLH, it is not that far removed from the improvement made from the Falcon-based Mustang to the GT350. Here are three Shelby quotes about the GLHS: “That little guy can take his wife and two kids to the movies on Saturday night, but he can Sports Car Market Tyler Allen ©2016, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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Ad Index AACA Museum ..........................................................141 American Car Collector .....................................109, 176 Aston Martin of New England ...................................129 Auto Kennel ................................................................145 Autosport Designs Inc ................................................137 Autosport Groups .......................................................127 Barrett-Jackson ............................................................. 23 Bennett Law Office ....................................................163 Beverly Hills Car Club ...............................................139 Boca Raton Concours ................................................... 68 Bonhams / UK ........................................................33, 35 Bryan Milazzo ............................................................102 Can-Am Cars Ltd .......................................................160 Canepa ........................................................................143 Cars, Inc. ....................................................................... 43 Carter Artworks ..........................................................157 Centerline Alfa Parts...................................................108 Central Classic Cars ...................................................162 Charles Prince Classic Cars........................................101 Chequered Flag International .....................................151 Chubb Personal Insurance ............................................ 31 Classic Investments ....................................................157 Classic Showcase.......................................................... 24 CMC Classical Model Cars ........................................131 Collector Studio ..........................................................137 Copley Motorcars ...............................................141, 147 Daniel Schmitt & Company ......................................... 51 Diecasm LLC /Automodello ......................................143 Dobson Motorsport.....................................................161 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. ................................... 12 Driversource Houston LLC .................................... 10–11 European Collectibles................................................. 113 Evans Cooling Systems Inc. ......................................... 29 Exotic Classics ............................................................155 Fantasy Junction ........................................................... 95 Flexborrow.................................................................... 89 FitzSimons Engineering Corp. ...................................133 Fourintune Garage Inc ................................................177 G. Potter King, Inc........................................................ 65 Girardo & Co ................................................................ 25 Gooding & Company .................................................2–3 Grundy Insurance ......................................................... 81 Gullwing Group ..........................................................156 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. .........................................161 Hamann Classic Cars ................................................... 61 Heggen Law Office, P.C. ............................................140 Heritage Classics .......................................................... 67 HV3Dworks LLC .......................................................125 Hyman, LTD ...............................................................123 Intercity Lines ............................................................... 55 JC Taylor .....................................................................107 JJ Best Banc & Co ......................................................167 Jochen70 GmbH ........................................................... 59 Kevin Kay Restorations ............................................... 69 Kidston .......................................................................... 17 LBI Limited ................................................................139 Leake Auction Company .............................................. 37 Legendary Motorcar Company ..................................147 Lory Lockwood ............................................................ 97 McCollister’s Auto Transport ....................................... 57 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center .................................... 39 Mershon’s World Of Cars...........................................130 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ......................................156 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ............................... 45 Park Place LTD ............................................................. 99 Passport Transport ......................................................105 Paul Russell And Company .......................................... 49 Porsche 356 Registry ..................................................176 PORsport.com ............................................................135 Premier Financial Services ........................................... 27 Premier Sports Cars ....................................................109 Putnam Leasing ..........................................................180 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd...........................................121 Race Ramps ................................................................103 Ramshorn Rally .......................................................... 115 Reliable Carriers ........................................................... 93 Rennstall Classic Cars/High Mtn Classics.................145 RM Sotheby’s .........................................................13, 15 Robert Glover LTD.....................................................133 Ronald McDonald House ............................................. 34 Russo and Steele LLC ................................................8–9 SCM Scottsdale Insider’s Seminar ............................165 Scottsdale Sport LLC .................................................153 Significant Cars ..........................................................149 Silver Collector Car Auctions .................................... 119 Speed Digital ................................................................ 53 Sports Car Market.......................................................164 Sports Car Shop ..........................................................131 Steve Anderson Illustrations.......................................147 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations ..................................163 Stoddard NLA-LLC ..................................................... 41 Swisstrax Corporation .................................................. 22 Symbolic International ................................................. 21 The Finest Automobile Auctions........................4–5, 6–7 The Stable, Ltd. ...........................................................111 The Werk Shop ...........................................................169 Tony Labella Classic Cars ..........................................163 TYCTA .......................................................................157 Velocity Channel .......................................................... 14 Vintage Car Law .........................................................150 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ........................................ 117 Vintage Rallies ............................................................129 VintageAutoPosters.com ............................................151 Watchworks ................................................................176 WeatherTech ...........................................................46–47 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. ...............................................135 West Coast Classics, LLC ..........................................157 Woodside Credit .........................................................179 Worldwide Group ......................................................... 19 Zidar Special Kurtis 500SX ......................................... 88 40 You Write We Read All the Alfa mechanics that I’ve spoken to (including old friend Conrad Stevenson) have said that they are dogs mechanically and in handling… also go to work the next morning, and if a Porsche pulls up beside him, he doesn’t have to take any crap.” “A young driver can have fun and still be responsible with this car. It can blow off cars that cost four and five times as much when asked, and the rest of the time it’s practical transportation.” “Goes Like Hell Some-more.” — Roger Morrison, via email A Once-Reluctant Reader Takes a Big Step To the Editor: OKAY, OKAY…. Keith Martin embarrassed me at the Colorado Grand three years ago into getting hooked on SCM. My wife likes it as well as I do, and I have to wrench it out of her hands if she sees it first! But, THANK YOU, as I really do appreciate your sending it to us for free in the beginning. And, after reading it now for a few years, I know that you love Alfas, so at long last, I’ve followed in your footsteps and just bought an Alfa Romeo! No more of those old Bugattis for me. … Well, except maybe one more, a T57C Letourneur & Marchand cabriolet, which is under restoration now. In talking today to John Draneas, he suggested that I email you, as an Alfa expert, about my recent purchase of a 1965 2600 Spider. All the Alfa mechanics that I’ve spoken to (including old friend Conrad Stevenson) have said that they are dogs mechanically and in handling, and they’re not able to get more power from their 6-cylinder 2600 engines like they can with the 4-cylinder engines. However, I don’t fit comfort- ably in Giulietta or Giulia spiders, as I look like a petunia in a pot, with my head sticking over the windshield. When I told John that I’ve heard about a new possibility of upgrades to the 2600 engine, he suggested that if this were so, YOU would be the one to know of it. So now that you’ve got me hooked (see attached photo), please let me know what you think about the possibility of getting more power and performance out of this car. Keep up the good work with your magazine! — Jim Hull, via email Keith Martin responds: Jim, I’m glad to have you as a part of the SCM gang. I’ve owned several 2600s, and I would call them “highspeed cruisers” rather than dogs. The DOHC straight-6 engine makes easy power, and it is exceptionally smooth. I’ve seen some with triple Webers, which replaced the original Solexes, but I know that requires a different intake manifold to be effective. My advice is to make sure the vacuum-operated secondaries on the Solexes are working properly. These are the same carburetors used on the Mercedes 190SL, so parts and service are readily available. Also, be sure the distributor is advancing properly and your valves are correctly adjusted. Part of the way we get the maximum pleasure from our old cars is to accept them for what they were when they were built. For its era, the Alfa 2600 had good power, decent handling and adequate brakes. If you need something that has a larger performance envelope, you should probably look at a different car. Donald Osborne’s list To the Editor: I have just read Donald Osborne’s column (October 2016, “Unconventional Wisdom,” p. 56) and his version of “The List” — a game we have indulged in for many years. “Pick six cars … no, make that eight…” I was impressed with Osborne’s choice of American automobiles from 1955. That was quite a year for me. I had just graduated from school, and had my first feature in Road & Track — of a Bugatti roadster. It was an exclusive scoop, and I got a whopping $50 paycheck. I also bought a lovely 1949 Cadillac deVille in perfect condition. I was then working for a Swedish magazine as their American reporter, so I was able to road-test the new ’55 Thunderbird (yes, black), the ’55 Corvette in Metallic Blue — not Polo White — and the impressive Chrysler 300 in Racing Red. I admired Osborne’s selec- tions and look forward to his future columns — and seeing him with Jay Leno, who is an old friend, on his show. — Jim Sitz, Grants Pass, OR ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg One of the more influential companies Vulcain Triple-Calendar Chronograph to start during the industrialization of the Swiss watch industry was Vulcain Watch Co., founded by Paul Ditisheim in 1894. The Vulcain “Cricket,” introduced to the market in 1947, was a four-hand watch (hours, minutes, seconds and an alarm indicator) that employed a dual-mainspring barrel system requiring winding in one direction to power the time-keeping system, and winding backwards to power the alarm hammer. When released, the hammer made a chirping sound not unlike a cricket, allegedly loud enough to awaken a sleeping wearer. While the Cricket was the most com- mercially successful model offered by Vulcain, it is often overlooked by collectors who tend to care more for larger watches that are more aligned to the modern sense of watch scale. To that end, here is pictured a watch most likely produced around 1970 with a highly desirable combination of features: time, stopwatch, and triple calendar. Although Vulcain appears to have actually both patented and produced the Cricket caliber movement, they rounded out their offerings by having watches made to their specifications and labeled Vulcain. Strangely, however, the watch featured here is almost identical to watches bearing other brand names that seem to have little to no affiliation with Vulcain. The Vulcain Details Production Date: 1970 Best Place to Wear One: At the Rolex Monterey Motor Sports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Expect to pay: $1,200 to $1,500 Ratings ( is best): Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: triple-calendar, three-register chronograph pictured is clearly the product of lesserknown player Charles Gigandet (the inside of the case back is labeled such). Established in 1959, Gigandet was a supplier to other well-known firms such as Breitling and Wakmann, and also distributed products under their own name. In fact, the Vulcain, Wakmann and Gigandet chronographs are exactly the same, including the text and Neat Stuff by Chad Taylor Art for the Car Lover Automotive illustrator Robert Carter creates art that appears in many of the car world’s best displays. With a style reminiscent of famous Art Deco posters from the ’40s and ’50s, his work takes you back to when famous races were advertised with paint rather than photos. He is able to emphasize speed and motion in his creations, bringing them to life. Both prints and originals are available at robertcarterartwork.com. An App for Your The ANKR Smar Tracker is a Bluetoot device that uses your smartphone to keep track of things you don’t want to lose — such as your keys. It’s simple: Attach the small tag to your key ring, and if you leave those keys behind, your phone will send you an alert and show you where they are. The ANKR app can even make the tag chirp, helping you find it. The battery can last up nths and is replaceable. At $24.95, the keychain comes in a variety of colors and can be customized with your own image. Order at ankr.com. ♦ 42 Sports Car Market logo employed on the case back; only the name on the dials and some of the color schemes differ. To make matters even more complex, Gigandet did not make the movement powering this watch. The caliber 730 movement was made by Valjoux, a specialist in the manufacture of watches that incorporated chronograph systems. This manual-wind, 17-jewel movement, highly prized by collectors, employs a column wheel system for engaging and resetting the stop-watch system and contains close to 200 individual parts. It is no wonder that these watches are highly prized by collectors, as the 730 movement, and similar models made by Valjoux, were employed famously by brands competing across the pricing spectrum, from humble makers such as Wakmann and Vulcain to much higher-level players like Rolex and Patek Philippe. The first impression this watch offers is that of complexity. The dial is loaded with data without seeming crowded. It features three symmetrical silvered sub-dials, a design common in many Valjoux chronographs of the time. The Vulcain differs, though, in that it sacrifices a tachymeter in favor of a date complication on the outermost edge of the dial, conscripting the aid of a squared indicating hand rooted in the center of the face. Side-by-side day and month apertures grace the upper portion of the time piece, directly above Vulcain’s logo. Yellow gold hands and block indices are made more legible and bold by black striping that matches the sweeping second hand and the boxy pointer that encapsulates the date seen at the outer perimeter. The hour and minute hands each have a strip of luminous material towards the tip that corresponds with luminous dots placed on the dial outside of the hour markers. At 14 mm thick, 46 mm lug to lug, and 39 mm wide, this vintage chronograph was large in its day, and can still pass today’s standards of fashionable watch sizing. The Vulcain triple-calendar chronograph has all of the size, complexity and Burt Reynolds 1970s machismo toward which collectors seem to gravitate without having the burden of a ridiculously out-of-reach price tag that a comparable Rolex might have. It can be purchased in fine condition between $1,200 and $1,500.

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1985 Aston Martin V8 Vantage These hand-built British muscle cars had a good run from 1977 through 1989. Considered to be the U.K.’s first true supercar back in the day, as well as the world’s fastest 4-seat production car, this was an insanely powerful machine that looked rather sane. I’ve always wanted one ever since my first ride in a friend’s ’78 Vantage. Here I have another model conun- drum. This Aston model is a brand-new 1:18-scale release from AutoArt. They have made a valiant effort, but in my eyes it still falls short in many ways. So again, it’s good news/bad news, but probably leaning more toward the good simply in that they produced models of the Vantage. AutoArt currently offers two color combinations: Cumberland Gray with red interior (shown), and Chichester Blue with dark blue interior. They have also shown early samples in other colors, so those might show up in the future. At first glance, most any Aston Martin enModel Details Production date: 2016 Quantity: 3,000 of each color (estimated) SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: ½ Overall value: Web: www.autoartmodels.com ½ thusiast will say, “Wow, that’s great.” But upon close examination, that may turn to, “Wow, how did they get that wrong?” Overall body shape is close, but no cigar. Roofline is off a bit, the greenhouse is just a little too squat, which also causes rear quarter windows to be misshaped. The top of the front fender line is wrong, as they made it almost as straight as a brick rather than gently sloping down as it passes over the wheels. This front- Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Bowtie Ferraris and Blue Oval et al Ferraris by Randy Cook, 192/176 pages, RAC Publishing, $53/$45, www.racmotorsportspublishing.com What did you do back in the ’50s and ’60s when that fragile, expensive, nearly impossible-to-replace motor blew up in a nice-handling racing Ferrari? The obvious answer was to slam in a Chevy or Ford engine — usually an inexpensive, compact V8. What you got was more horsepower, lower costs and a lot of competition trophies. Seems like sacrilege now, with perfectly restored kit going for astronomical prices, to think about how many now-classic cars were bastardized, with crude motor-mount brackets welded on and form-over-function hood scoops added like some sick anti-cosmetic surgery. Some were even turned into dragsters. The horror. Hacksaw and welder modifications were perfectly common when these race cars were just tools, disposable if they didn’t work, fixable with a little Yankee ingenuity. Toly Arutunoff, in the introduction to Bowtie, says it was like putting “a bunch of Dinah Shore’s personality into Sophia Loren’s body.” Author Randy Cook came by his interest in the topic honestly, when nearly 20 years ago he bought a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT coupe by Pininfarina — powered by a Chevrolet. That ownership, and time as an archivist at the Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen, led him to fill two books with examples of engine-transplant Ferraris, from coupes to roadsters to open-wheel racers. The most common transplant by far was a Chevrolet V8, but there were plenty of Fords, a few Buick Nailhead V8s, Offenhausers and Chrysler 44 end gaffe also causes the air dam to be too high, and the hood bulge misses a bit as well in shape. The highly detailed and mostly accurate interior is a treat except for the misproportioned front seat backs that are much too high. The great overall fit and finish is what I expected from AutoArt, with the exception of the highgloss metallic paint, which has more orange peel in it than I had expected to see. Not bad, but not great. The chrome-finished parts are perfect, but we do have incorrect finish on some other parts: Sills should not be painted dull silver, and for some reason the power-window switchgear on the driver’s door is painted all red. Detailing all around is spot-on, and all panels open and close with precision. The working hood struts are a very nice touch. AutoArt has finally stepped up its game with engine detail, which is very well done, and aside from the oversized seat backs, the rest of the interior is wonderful, with a fully detailed dash, console and good attention paid to all other areas including separate door panel parts. AutoArt and most other manufacturers are all guilty of a constant lack of thorough, easy-to-access research, and an attitude of making something that’s just “good enough.” For many collectors this is extremely disappointing. In many instances it does not take much more additional time or effort to get things right rather than wrong. Widely available and priced at $200. Wedges, which Cook covers in the second book, Blue Oval et al Ferraris. Remember that many of these cars did survive simply because of an engine change, but rarely survive today with that engine change. Stuffing a cheap, powerful V8 in your nearly worthless Ferrari meant it stayed alive, got used and didn’t go to a scrap yard. A decade or more later it was rediscovered as a classic, the appropriate Ferrari engine was installed, and before you knew it, the car was no longer an affordable classic. It was a true classic. A museum piece. All thanks to an American V8. Provenance: Painstaking research has produced histories of a large number of modified Ferraris, with no claim to being exhaustive. Fit and finish: Each car is detailed with ownership and racing history, and includes well-printed color and black-and-white images of the cars pre-, post- and during their V8 days. Drivability: What a fun pair of books. Both volumes are filled with intriguing bits of history on a long list of Ferraris. From F1 cars to sports cars to commuters, it’s a great read. And the fact that author Randy Cook is proudly keeping his Ferrari in modified condition is just a smile-inducing bonus. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Affordable Classic 1965–69 Chevrolet Corvair When Chevrolet Built a Porsche Buying and driving my Corvair reminds me of messing around in old Porsches a quarter century ago before the rest of the world caught on by Jim Schrager even used a horizontal cooling fan, as Porsche would deploy in the mighty 917 race cars. But what hooked me was an ad in our local newspaper: The redesigned Corvair was flat beautiful. The new body, devoid of excess filigree or chrome, was part of a movement bringing cleaner, purer designs all about form and function rather than fins. This distinctive approach was carried into the interior as well, with flat floors, roomy cabins and simple, effective dashboards. Had the Bauhaus movement found a new home in southeastern Michigan? Good performance, nice price The top-of-the-line Corsa came with A $5,000 Internet purchase. The best one in the world might set you back about $20k I n the fall of 1964, Chevrolet introduced the second-generation Corvair in direct competition with the Ford Mustang. While the Mustang seemed to take all the air out of the room for a small, sporty American car, independent thinkers in the know realized the two competing products couldn’t be more different. The Mustang was great looking, to be sure. But underneath the shiny sheet metal were mundane Ford Falcon mechanicals. The perimeter frame, solid rear axle, economy-car brakes and off-the-shelf ironblock engines provided modest performance. Over the years, upgraded Mustangs with bigger engines would become quite formidable. But the underpinnings were strictly yesterday’s news. A different approach The 1965 Corvair took a different path. Details Years produced: 1965–69 Number produced: 235,500 (1965), 103,743 (1966), 27,253 (1967), 15,400 (1968), 6,000 (1969) Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $8,600; high sale, $12,960 (1965 Corsa coupe) Pros: Good handling, decent power, great looks Cons: Rust. Everyone will tell you it’s unsafe Best place to drive one: To work, school, or the curvy route to your local cruise-in A typical owner: An independent thinker who prefers functionality over image 48 Its all-alloy, horizontally op- posed, air-cooled, 6-cylinder engine was mounted in the rear, just like the recently launched Porsche 911. The new Corvair shared the 911’s doublejointed rear axles instead of the swing axles of the 356 and earlier Corvairs (1960–64). Some reviewers called it the “poor man’s Porsche” and indeed, as a college student, I passed the income test. It was developed with unibody con- struction, like Porsches were from the start. 1965 Corvair engines were 2.7 liters — a size Porsche would adopt starting in 1973. Corvairs pioneered turbocharging, an approach also used by Porsche a decade later. The Corvair Sports Car Market either the 4-carb 140-hp engine or a turbocharged version with a peakier 180 hp. Like most turbos back then, there was plenty of lag, so many buyers opted for the quicker responses of the 140. Most Corsas and Monzas are 4-speeds, and the shifting, while notchy compared with the 911’s butter-smooth 901 gearbox, is nonetheless quite positive in action. The popular 140-hp engine was torquey, both off the line and at midrange, as was common for American cars of the day. The Corsa dash had six instruments, and the rear body cove was painted in Argent Silver, as were other top-line Chevy models. A best-in-the-world Corsa today is about $20k, a very nice one, $15k, and at $10k, you’ll find plenty of decent examples. Just as with any unibody vehicle, look for rust. Many of these got lots of hard use, so try to find one without huge mileage. Unless you are very handy, or find a car that is an especially good deal, a Corsa already made right is your best bet. If you can’t afford a good one, you probably can’t afford a bad one, either. Monzas were the middle trim level and many are equipped with the

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140-hp engine, 4-speed combo just like a Corsa. I suggest you try to hold out for a Corsa, although it will take longer to find a good one at a fair price. The automatic transmission in a Corvair is a 2-speed and tends to hurt resale value, although a good one can still be fun to drive. Parts are widely available and usually at friendly prices. There are talk boards (www.corvairforum.com) and Clark’s Corvairs (www. corvair.com) is a specialist supplier which offers a tremendous depth of parts, both original and repros. Preach and practice I purchased the car in the photos off an Internet talk list for $5,000. It’s a real 140-hp 4-speed Corsa, but it needed quite bit of mechanical work to be driven regularly. I did a complete brake overhaul and rebuilt the carbs and distributor, as well as addressed a host of other mechanical issues. This is a Southern car, so the only rust is in the bottom of the front trunk, which is easy to repair. It has a wonderful original interior, testifying to good care throughout its life. After all repairs I have about $9,000 in it, and although it’s far from perfect, it’s great fun to drive. Corvairs have incredibly light unassisted steering, and the ride is supple as long as you don’t go wild on wide wheels, fat tires and stiff shocks. These wheels are 14-inch GM Rally Wheels from the period — purchased off a local Craigslist ad complete for all of $140 — and a step up from the 13-inch original wheels. The sound from the stock 140-hp twin exhaust, still available through Clark’s, is mellow and quite distinctive. Alongside the Corvair, I have been working on our 1964 356SC sun- roof this summer, and have been driving both quite a bit on all kinds of errands. People glance at the Sky Blue Porsche and wonder if it’s some sort of Karmann Ghia. But the Corvair draws a crowd. People who rarely look at whatever old car I am driving will walk across the parking lot to talk about the Corvair. The entire experience of buying and driving the Corvair reminds me of messing around in old Porsches a quarter century ago, before the rest of the world caught on. It remains as easy to find an old Corvair as it was buying old 356s (and early 911s) way back when. Prices are reasonable, and there is no stampede of buyers Googling every offering from around the world. So take your time and find a good one. But do remember that you will have to be an independent thinker to make it all work. ♦ Jim Schrager is the author of Buying, Driving, and Enjoying the Porsche 356, and Buying, Driving, and Enjoying the 1965–1973 Porsche 911 and 912. December 2016 49

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Collecting Thoughts A Transatlantic Study in Contrasts The author amid the quiet elegance — and amazing elbow room — of Chantilly From Pebble to Paris The American excess of Pebble Beach and European elegance of Chantilly offered brilliantly different displays of the world’s most impressive cars by Philip Richter hausted, exhilarated and surprised by how different two top-class car shows could be. Pebble Beach, the de facto high-water mark of the A-level global concours circuit, P 50 is a weeklong, quintessentially American experience of fitting 100 pounds in a 10pound bag. The Monterey Peninsula teems with car enthusiasts hurrying from one venue to the next, in close quarters, under the California sun, overlooking the vast ocean and cliffs. In contrast, Chantilly is a much shorter, calmer affair that embodies old European elegance — a leisurely string of one-at-a-time events, set in the French countryside, amid centuries-old stone walls, cobblestone streets, and the axial gardens of the magnificent namesake chateau. After 60 years of exceptional history, Pebble Beach has earned its place of world renown. But Chantilly, the new kid on the block after only three years in existence, is enjoying a meteoric rise on the concours circuit — and for good reason. With the chateau’s opulent, gracious, tranquil setting, it’s hard to imagine a better place to look at beautiful cars. ebble Beach and Chantilly: two car shows at the pinnacle of the collector world, showcasing the most elite automobiles in unrivaled settings of refined beauty. And there the similarities end. As a first-time visitor to both, I was awed, overwhelmed, inspired, ex- Monterey madness On any given day, life in Monterey, Pebble Beach, and Carmel is pure California fantasyland: a seaside resort destination with legendary golf courses and idyllic homes. During Monterey Car Week these tony enclaves become the ultimate land of car-enthusiasts’ make believe. Driving into Carmel, I saw a Porsche 959 waiting to make a right turn at a light; a vintage Maserati Ghibli sitting between a Prius and a brand new Rolls-Royce Ghost; and a BMW Z8 parked in a downtown parking deck next to an ordinary Buick. Just another day in carculture paradise. If you want to enjoy the show at Pebble Beach, don’t leave home without your Sports Car Market Insider’s Guide to Monterey in hand and the Waze app installed on your smart phone. This is not your typical one-stop car show. Instead, it’s a staggering array of simultaneous activities scattered across the Peninsula, and separated by traffic that rivals Midtown Manhattan during a papal visit. Sports Car Market

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Collecting Thoughts A Transatlantic Study in Contrasts On the other side of the Atlantic, maneuvering around the cars at Pebble Beach requires much more strategy and patience Too much to see To give you a sense of things: A Porsche-only event, a concert, Legends of the Autobahn, multiple auction previews, RetroAuto, several seminars, and the highly coveted $600-per-ticket Quail were all happening on the same day. Mecum, RM Sotheby’s, Gooding, Bonhams, Russo and Steele, and Rick Cole all held concurrent auctions. At the end of my first day at Pebble, I’d accumulated six rubber and paper event-pass wristbands. The upside of all the traffic, of course, is that every other car is something special, so you don’t get bored while you’re inching along. And despite the vastness and nearmayhem, there is still somehow a sense of intimacy. I ran into several friends, encountered multiple celebrities at close range, and witnessed Publisher Martin getting mobbed by fans of his TV show and gamely posing for photos. (Many quizzed him on what their car was worth.) Everyone who comes here shares a passion; the excitement in the air is palpable. The feature event — the Sunday show at Pebble Beach — is something to behold. The show takes place on the ocean-view golf course, and every inch of the fairway comes at a premium. The most sought-after cars in the world are packed together in narrow rows with crowds of people swarming around them. This year, there were over a dozen Delahayes and Ford GT40s, a full selection of Duesenbergs, and an abundance of rare Zagato coachwork. Every car at Pebble could be Best in Show at any high end-car show in the world. French calm The Chateau de Chantilly (pronounced shahn-tee-yee), just half an hour outside Paris, sits majestically surrounded by mirror-smooth water, the confluence of the Oise and Seine Rivers. With its ornately gilded interior, esteemed collection of French paintings, and accompanying castle-like horse stables (legend says the Prince of Condé believed he’d be reincarnated as a horse and commissioned a stable befitting his royal stature), the chateau is about as genteel a setting as you’d find anywhere. The opening Friday night cocktail reception and Bonhams’ dinner took place on the castle lawn. The wine list included some of the finest Bordeaux names and vintages, and the dinner of foie gras and tender whitefish put this American’s idea of banquet dining to shame. Saturday morning, several of the show cars gathered for a driving tour through the countryside. We watched them leave — the twin supercharaged Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 made an unforgettable sound — and then met them for the tour’s end at an ancient abbey, where a decadent lunch was served. I’d never seen so many extraordinary antique cars running and driving. Most were of European descent, and seeing them fly down country roads, past those old stone walls and fields of French cows, had a way of transporting us onlookers to a bygone era. That afternoon, there was an amazing thing: leisure time. Followed, naturally, by a black-tie gala dinner in the stables, reached via red carpet through the cobblestone 52 courtyard. Opera singers performed between courses, each of which was prepared by a different Michelin chef. New friends and honorary duties On the day of the show, I had the unexpected honor of standing in for a car owner to represent her 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato on the field. I’d met the owner, Carol Spagg, and her friend, Karin, just after they’d driven the car all the way from England to Chantilly. Carol was showing her car and also judging another class, so she couldn’t be with the Alfa during the field inspection. She and Karin decided to ask if I’d stand in, and I jumped at the chance. The car is a major piece of Alfa history; it was race prepared when new and later restored by the legendary Alfa tuner Conrero — one of his last projects before he died. For the Sunday show, the cars are arrayed on the chateau’s expansive gardens, with fountains and little groups of benches and, across the water, horses grazing in a meadow. There’s so much space between cars that you can actually sometimes get photos that don’t include gawking people. And the show-goers dress so elegantly that they only add to the atmosphere. Chantilly is a total aesthetic experience in classic French style. The only potential distraction on show day is the vast array of car clubs that each have their own designated parking area near the chateau. But there was plenty of time to see all that, and plenty of delicious food to buy from street-style vendors while strolling the grounds and admiring one world-class car after another. Transatlantic enthusiasm From the non-stop, American-excess intensity of Pebble Beach to the leisurely European elegance of Chantilly, both shows are brilliant, not-to-be-missed displays of the world’s most impressive cars. And a theme in conversation emerged in both places: people lamenting cars they shouldn’t have sold. Even expert collectors didn’t predict the parabolic rise in collector car values. But these shows — at their Sunday best — give us a chance to simply appreciate the cars themselves, surrounded by like-minded enthusiasts. ♦ Sports Car Market Dave Tomaro

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Legal Files John Draneas Matching Numbers in Court Numbers-matching is a term of art in the collector car world 5 7 8 1 6 2 3 4 9 6 5 2 9 7 1 4 3 8 P ut yourself in Gary Duncan’s shoes. He had owned this great, numbers-matching 1970 Pontiac GTO for over three years. He’d had some good fun with the GTO, but he owned a lot of cars and it was time for this one to move on. So he consigned it to an auction, expecting to even make a little money on it. The grim-faced auction staffer approached and said, “Gary, I’m sorry, but your car is not numbers-matching.” “How could that be?” Gary thought. He had bought it from his good friend Lee Smith, who knew these cars inside and out and told him it was numbers-matching. A little while later, another fellow approached and asked if he could sit in the car. “You like that car?” Gary asked. “I used to own this car,” he replied. So Gary told him how he thought it was numbers-matching but he had just learned it wasn’t. The previous owner responded, “Well, I’ll tell you, I never represented it as numbers-matching.” Gary consulted his attorney Harry Bosen, who hired an investiga- tor to look into the car. There wasn’t much doubt about the character of the car. The auction company had done its due diligence and scraped some paint off the engine block to unearth the number. It was a periodcorrect GTO engine, but it did not match the VIN. But Bosen was more focused on what Smith knew when he sold the car to Duncan. A Legal File opens After 25 years as an FBI special agent, Richard Ress knew how to get to the bottom of things. The investigations into Smith’s background disclosed a number of complaints and lawsuits from previous customers who thought they had been cheated on cars. But the coup was when Ress managed to get the previous owner of the GTO and Smith on a conference call. According to Ress, Smith admitted that he knew it was not a numbers-matching car when he sold it to Duncan. He also boasted that Duncan wasn’t very good at assessing the value of classic cars — and he had made a lot of 54 money over the years by getting Duncan to pay too much for cars. As it turned out, this GTO was the 97th car Duncan had purchased from Smith. That information was enough to get Duncan determined to right the wrong no matter what it cost. He had to defend himself, and Smith had to be stopped. A fool for a client According to Smith, Duncan owns Montgomery County, VA. The Duncan family has owned a number of large auto dealerships in the area, and they cast a long shadow. He said he consulted nine lawyers in several cities. All told him that Duncan had a lot of resources and would spend him into oblivion — and they declined to represent him due to “conflicts of interest.” So Smith represented himself in the trial. As you might expect, that didn’t work too well for him. The judge recused himself, so a judge from outside the area had to be brought in to preside over the trial. That didn’t help. Bosen presented a number of witnesses who made all the right points. Smith didn’t do a good job of cross-examining them, as he essentially got into arguments with them more than questioning them, which resulted in frequent admonitions from the judge. This conduct resulted in some pretty humorous interchanges. After a lengthy, rambling series of questions that seemed to go no- where during one cross-examination, Bosen objected and questioned the relevance of the inquiry. The judge responded, “I don’t find it relevant, but it’s cross-exam- ination. You may proceed.” At another point, the cross-examination of another witness de- volved to where Smith and the witness were both arguing with each other. Here’s one I’ve never heard before — the judge interrupted and said, “The court reporter is going to knock one of you on your ass here because you’re talking at the same time.” Maybe Smith thought that he had made all of the points he had to make during his cross-examination of Duncan’s witnesses. But for whatever reason, Smith rested his case without calling any witnesses, not even himself. The decision Justice didn’t take long to arrive. The next day, the judge issued his ruling that Smith knew that the GTO was not numbers-matching when he sold it to Duncan, but he had represented that it was. That was fraud, and lest there be any doubt, it had been proven by “compelling and overwhelming evidence,” apparently stronger than the “clear and convincing evidence” level normally required to prove fraud. The judge awarded Duncan the $45,000 he paid for the car, $15,000 in punitive damages, $50,000 in attorney fees, and $1,200 in court costs. Plus, Duncan was entitled to interest on everything going back as far as the purchase date five years before. Duncan was also given a choice. He could keep the GTO and simply deduct $35,000 from what he was owed, which was the original actual value of the GTO that his appraiser had arrived at during the trial. Sports Car Market

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Was it or wasn’t it? To be fair to Smith, he did reasonably well in court. It was just that the evidence was pretty overwhelming, and the case was probably unwinnable. The key questions were what Smith had said about the car and what his descriptions meant. Duncan testified that Smith described the GTO as numbers-match- ing. The written contract signed by both parties described the GTO as “numbers match with paperwork.” Duncan introduced Smith’s Internet ad as corroboration, which stated “numbers matching with paperwork,” and “numbers matching with original window sticker.” Duncan’s expert testified that these were terms of art in the collector car world, meaning that the VIN and the engine number match the factory build records for the car. But Smith’s defense was to parse words. He explained to “Legal Files” that his words had quite a different meaning. To him, “numbers match with paperwork” didn’t mean that the car was a complete numbers-matching example — and that he had documentation to back it up. Rather, all those words meant were that the VIN matched the factory paperwork, meaning that car was a real GTO and not a cloned Tempest. Smith insisted that he never said the GTO had a “matching-numbers engine.” He also insisted that he told Duncan, before selling him the car, that it was a “real GTO with a date-coded GTO engine.” Duncan, of course, disputes that, and that conversation does not appear in the court record. The lesson here is one for sellers. You can’t get cute here. “Numbers-matching” is a term of art in the collector car world, and buyers are entitled to believe those words carry their usual meaning. Most people reading Smith’s ad would think they would be buying a numbers-matching GTO, with documentation to back it up — and with the original window sticker. It isn’t a “numbers-matching” car because the numbers are all the same now — the numbers had to be placed there at the factory. An inconsistent statement such as “numbers matching with correct engine” is going to get you sued. “Legal Files” knows you’re trying to quietly explain that the car has a replacement engine, but your buyer isn’t expected to understand that. Fact is, courts will consider what a reasonable person would have thought your words meant — not what you intended them to mean. This is especially true when you’re being super-technical about their meanings. What next? Smith has lost his dealer’s license and is now working as a salesman for another dealer. He said he is not going to appeal the ruling — “No use to appeal. I can’t hire a lawyer. What are you going to do?” Smith said he felt he got steamrolled by a rich guy and a “very knowledgeable, high-powered, high-priced attorney,” and there isn’t much he can do about it. But he sounded an upbeat note — “Life’s good. Everyone in my community knows what he [Duncan] did. I have no shame.” Duncan is happy with the outcome, and he’s proud that he stood up for his principles and to protect other innocent people. “Economically, [the lawsuit] makes no sense. I’ll never get all my money back,” Duncan said. “But if it stops him from hurting others, it’s worth it.” Duncan still likes the car — “It’s a great car. It just doesn’t have matching numbers.” Smith also complained that he sold 96 cars to Duncan without any complaints, so why did he complain for the first time? Duncan responded that he is “not sure this was the only car he got cheated on.” ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. December 2016 55

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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne The Delights of Pint-Sized Power Why spend lots of money on a car when you can buy something rare and interesting for far less? competition on both sides of the Atlantic. I bought mine in the mid-1990s from a fellow VSCCA member who lived in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. I made my home in those days in eastern Pennsylvania on the Delaware River. I drove down with a friend in my Ford Explorer to pick it up — Abarths always came with a truckload of spares — and he drove the truck back and I piloted the Zagato home. U.S. Route 340 to U.S. 15 from West Virginia into Pennsylvania The Crosley tearing it up at Lime Rock I ’ve recently been musing on the amplifying power of small-bore engines. I have enjoyed pleasure beyond expectation while driving cars with engines under 2 liters — 122 cubic inches, for those so oriented. I’ve even savored cars equipped with under-1-liter engines. All this came to me as I was driving my recently acquired 1960 Fiat 500 through Palm Springs. One of the long-held tenets of my collecting has been Maximum Impact for Minimal Outlay. That’s another way of saying, “Why spend lots of money to buy a car that will attract attention when you can buy something rare and quite interesting for far less?” Often it’s the smaller cars that offer the greatest coefficient of value/ interest/attention. Small, elegant solutions The ownership of a basic — truly basic — Fiat has been a goal of mine for decades. Why? A few reasons — the first is an acknowledgment of the creative genius that goes into designing and building a truly useful small, inexpensive but functionally beautiful object. It’s easy to make an expensive, flashy toy — especially a car. Those are not likely to be used much, so they can be wildly impractical, uncomfortable and not especially reliable. On the other hand, while building a trusty appliance might not seem that difficult, to make it affordable, useful and at the same time characterful is something achieved rather more rarely. Certainly the Morris Mini Minor and Austin Seven of Alec Issigonis is a masterwork of the genre. But equally so was the Fiat 500 “Topolino” of 1936, the brainchild of the brilliant engineer Dante Giacosa. A stunning example of packaging, efficient engineering and great style at a low price, more than 500,000 Topolinos were sold in three series until the Fiat 600 replaced it in 1955. The latter model served as the basis for a smaller “city” car, the Nuova 500. Rather than the 569-cc, 4-cylinder engine of the earlier model, the Nuova 500 had a 479-cc, 2-cylinder producing the same 13 horsepower as the original Topolino. It brought 4-wheel motoring to a new, post-war group of scooter and motorbike owners. Enter the Fiat 600 Of course, the Fiat 600 formed the basis for some of the most in- spired creations of Carlo Abarth, who bored out the engine to 750 cc and fitted it with all his trick camshafts, cranks, pistons, rods, oil pans and heads. I have very fond memories of my 1959 Fiat Abarth 750GT. The Zagato “Double Bubble” coupe showed how attractive and well resolved a small GT could be, and it was tremendously successful in 56 was interesting. I had never driven one of these cars before, and it was nice to get to know it in such lovely scenery. Then, west of Harrisburg, we joined the Pennsylvania Turnpike. That’s when it became really interesting. Sailing along among 18-wheel tractor-trailers in a tiny 47-inches-tall alloy car was an exercise in confidence and faith neatly combined. But it was also certainly entertaining, as every drive on and away from the track was in that Fiat. I drove it up from Pennsylvania to Lime Rock, CT for a VSCCA event. About a half hour from home, as I drove through New Jersey, a thunderstorm of biblical scale erupted. It was at that point that I realized a single 6-inch wiper blade on a Plexiglas windshield probably isn’t the most useful driving aid for which one could hope. But the weather quickly cleared, and I had a great weekend. The small-but-mighty Hotshot My last vintage racing car was a neat piece — a one-off special based on a 1950 Crosley Hotshot. A racer named Chuck Gardner, of Glendale, CA, built the Crosley Gardner Special. He hand-formed the aluminum doors, reshaped the front fenders and rear deck, fitted it with a bored-out 841-cc Crosley engine with a 2-barrel carburetor, MG TD transmission and Braje sump and cam cover. It was wildly successful in period and was featured when new in Honk and Hop Up magazines. Gardner won his class in every event he entered in Southern California in 1953 and 1954. To be able to buy — for less than $15k — and run a purpose-built, one-off race car that was a proven performer and documented in print was amazing. That it was also street legal was the icing on the cake. I had a blast driving it and only sold it when I realized I had no time for racing. While I drove the Crosley, it was often the only under-1-liter car in the under-2-liter class. That meant that a typical 20-minute session saw me drive three or four clear laps, while the others filled with mirrorwatching and pass pointing. I still had a grand time in it, and on a number of occasions, diced with — and bested — cars valued at many multiples of mine. Amping up the fun An especially memorable time was sitting in my paddock spot at Lime Rock, with the Crosley and my 1953 Lancia Ardea parked next to each other. The Ardea was yet another small-scale wonder. It boasted a 903-cc V4, mated to the world’s first production 5-speed transmission in a compact 4-door sedan with doors that open up completely with no center post. A neighbor in the paddock had his quite glorious Ferrari 250 GTO next to his trailer. I’m not making this up — but there were more people standing at my cars, which most had never before seen, asking questions and taking tons of photos. The combined cost of my two cars, all 1,744 cc in total, was doubtless less than that of a single fender of my neighbor’s. But the fun amplifier factor was in full effect. I’ll always have a great time in that zone. It’s home. ♦ Sports Car Market Ed Hyman, AutoPhotos

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Feature 2016 Concours of America Lion Award winner Tom Wilson’s 1960 Imperial Southampton 4-door hard-top sedan from the American Post-War Late Class Something for Everyone at St. Johns The Concours d’Elegance of America throws rally cars in with drag cars and Brass Era cars — and it works Story and photos by Bill Rothermel W hen you walk onto the show field at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns, just about 300 cars are waiting — and there’s a lot of variety. “The best thing about the Concours d’Elegance of America is that it offers something for everyone. Rally cars, Brass Era cars, muscle cars, drag cars, trucks, exotics and more,” said concours Chairman Larry Moss. Not bad for a 38-year-old concours. How have organizers avoided bogging down into the sandtrap of traditional show-queen cars? Perhaps the location near Detroit, MI, attracts plenty of gearheads who are interested in all kinds of cars. The concours boasts no less than 24 judged classes along with four non-judged classes. Of the 300 cars on the Sunday show field, 105 received awards. “It was nothing short of a spectacular field of cars,” Moss said. “We received rave reviews, especially about the Body by Dietrich class, the GT40s, which included the 1967 Le Mans winner driven by Gurney and Foyt, and the special display of cars from the collection of Jim Sr. and Jim II Patterson who were this year’s honored and featured collectors.” Patterson’s stunning array of six cars was simply mind-boggling. There was a 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A, a 1933 Delage D8S by DeVillars, a 1936 Delahaye 135M, a 1937 Bugatti Type 57A Aravis, a 1937 Talbot-Lago Type 150C and a 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante! Held this year on Sunday, July 31, the concours was fertile ground for a quality show field — and some unique classes filled with rare and unusual cars. In addition to marque classes for both Auburn-Cord and Duesenberg Model J, there was a separate class for Pierce-Arrow, and 12 of Buffalo’s finest showed up for the party. Other highlights included Jet Age Travel Trucks, 110 Details Plan ahead: The next Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s is scheduled for July 28–30, 2017 Where: The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI Number of cars: 300 Web: www.concoursusa.org 58 Years of Lancia, Rally Cars, Ford GT and GT40 classes, the Evolution of the Fastback, Muscle Cars — Hot Cars in Hot Colors, and Super Cars. Lee Belf’s giant 1911 Oldsmobile Limited Touring was on display, as was Bill Hill’s ultra-rare 1935 Hupmobile Aerodynamic coupe. Kurt Machacek showed his 1967 Rambler Marlin, and Jim and Kathy Holcomb’s 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Rampside Motorhome caught a lot of eyes. Best of Show European — J.W. Marriott Jr.’s 1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS coupe Don Bernstein’s 1934 Lancia Belna Eclipse retract- able cabriolet by Pourtout was another popular stop. John Campion brought four rally cars from his collection. The Concours of America at St. John’s walks the talk of “something for everyone.” While a lot of the cars are not typical concours fare, there was plenty of heavy Classic Era iron for purists. Best of Show — American was awarded to the gor- geous 1934 Packard 1108-65 Convertible Victoria by Dietrich from the collection of Joe and Margie Cassini, while Best of Show — Foreign was presented to the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS coupe by Figoni et Falaschi from J.W. Marriott Jr.’s stable of fine automobiles. Barry Meguiar was honored as Enthusiast of the Year, and Bob Joynt was acknowledged for his final performance as the concours’ esteemed Master of Ceremonies. The weekend was packed, with Friday’s Hagerty Motoring Tour, an architectural tour of Detroit along with a Battle of the Brands (kind of an evening Cars & Coffee). Saturday included a bustling Cars & Coffee, the Italian Happening, Concours d’LeMons, Lady’s Luncheon, RM Sotheby’s Motor City Auction, and the Motor City Mingle with Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels performing. Whew! Diversity and variety can be a lot of fun. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Feature 2016 Radnor Hunt Concours Lancia Stars at Radnor Hunt’s 20th Anniversary The Italian marque made up almost 20% of the show field Story and photos by Bill Rothermel Ken Swanstrom’s 1967 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport coupe by Zagato T he Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance, in Pennsylvania’s beautiful horse country west of Philadelphia, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016. The September 9–11 event featured Lancia automobiles, and the famed Italian marque made up nearly one-fifth of the 105 cars on the show field. The Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupe and roadster, along with past Best of Show and Best in Class winners from the past 20 years, were also star classes. The Thorncroft Equestrian Center, which provides therapeutic rid- ing for special-needs riders, was once again the concours beneficiary. Friday night welcomed participants with a casual barbecue, while Saturday featured the annual Chester County Road Rally and the evening’s black-tie dinner gala. During Sunday’s concours, more than 270 cars from local clubs fielded entries in the Motorsports Park adjacent to the main show field. Some truly incredible Lancias were among the first-place winners, including the Simeone Foundation’s largely original 1924 Lambda Third Series Tourer in the Lancia — Early class. The Historic Race Car Class went to R.J. Mirabile’s 1959 Lancia DaGrada Formula Junior. David Shindle’s 1977 Scorpion Spyder won the Lancia — Late Class. The Aurelia Award went to Leo Schigiel’s 1954 B20 GT coupe. Albert Kalimian’s 1932 DiLambda Torpedo Sport by Viotti received the Timeless Elegance Award. Radnor Awards went to: • Don Bernstein’s 1934 Belna Eclipse by Pourtout with its hand1952 Lancia Aurelia B53 Giardinetta wagon by Viotti, owned by Oscar Davis operated disappearing collapsible roof. • Ken Swanstrom’s stunning 1967 Flaminia Super Sport coupe by Zagato. • Oscar Davis’ rare and unusual Aurelia B53 Giardinetta wagon by Viotti. Mike Tillson, founder and concours chairman, presented his Chairman’s Award to the 1955 Lancia D-50 Formula One racer from the Revs Institute/Collier Collection. “Simply our best ever,” Tillson said of the show lineup. “Just a re- markable field of cars.” Jim Utaski’s 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso was a double award winner, as it won the Closed Sports and Debutante categories. Dennis and Lori Frick’s 1934 Bentley 3½ Litre Sports Saloon by Barker was recipient of the European Classic Pre-War First-Place Award. American Classic Pre-War first-place honors went to Thomas Haines’ 1936 Cord 810 phaeton. Open Sports Car first-place honors were given to Michael Bartell’s 1939 MG TB roadster. Bartell also received a Radnor Debutante Award. People’s Choice was presented to Todd Schneider’s Malaga Red 1972 BMW 2002 tii, which made its show debut. Best of Show Sport was awarded to Roy Brod’s 1958 Ferrari 250 LWB “Tour de France” Competizione Berlinetta, while Best of Show was won by Richard Driehaus and the Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage’s lovely 1931 Marmon Sixteen convertible sedan by LeBaron. For a complete list of winners, photographs and details of the weekend, go to www.radnorconcours.org. ♦ Details Plan ahead: The next Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for September 2017 Cost: Admission is $40 for adults, $25 for ages 12 to 18 Number of cars: 105 at Sunday’s concours Best of Show — Richard Driehaus and the Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage’s 1931 Marmon Sixteen convertible sedan 60 Web: www.radnorconcours.org Lancia — Late Class winner — David Shindle’s 1977 Scorpion Spyder by Pininfarina Sports Car Market

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Feature A Trio of British Car Events Peter and Merle Mullin’s Best in Show-winning Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet Xenia coupe at Windsor Castle In Tall Cotton During Britain’s Biggest Car Week A trip to Salon Privé, Windsor Castle and Goodwood Revival is a fast-lane drive to extraordinary events — and into the past Story and photos by Bill Warner I 62 am not a regular globetrotter, but when I received an invitation from Andrew Bagley to judge at at the Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace (the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill), I had to go. With the ever-patient Miz Jane, I undertook the assignment with great anticipation. In addition, Lord (Charles) March had invited us to be his guests at the Goodwood Revival the following week. Down where I live, we call this being in “tall cotton.” Anyway, it beats sucking eggs and running with wild dogs. Caught between a Ferrari and a Maserati We arrived at Blenheim Palace on Wednesday — just in time to catch a ride with Andrew in a Ferrari FF for the road tour of the Cotswolds. On Thursday, I was teamed with my friend John Mayston-Taylor and Marco Makaus (CEO of the Mille Miglia) to judge two classes — PostWar Race Cars and Porsches. The Best in Show and runner-up both came from the Post-War Class. A Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa, owned by Californian Bruce Lavachek and restored by David Cottingham, won Best in Show, and a beautiful Maserati A6GCS berlinetta by Pinin Farina entered by the Destriero Collection, came in second. In the final decision process, we were really torn between the two in that the Ferrari was beautifully but really over-restored — too much gloss and flash, but it has a fabulous provenance that swayed our choice to the Ferrari. Blenheim Palace is perfect for this concours, and it is arguably the most beautiful estate in all of the U.K. The Salon Privé lifestyle Salon Privé is a true lifestyle show featur- ing fashions, jewelry, furniture, luggage and real estate offerings. The car selections are divided among contemporary supercars and post-war sports, grand touring, and race cars. In terms of American shows, the Salon Privé is very much like The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering. Awards and festivities wrapped up on Friday, with Saturday being the day dedicated to supercars, of which there were many, so it was off to Windsor Castle for the Concours of Elegance. Sunday dawned cloudy and cool, but fortu- Sports Car Market

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Local car club members’ rides line the entrance to Blenheim Palace nately, our hotel was but two blocks from the entrance of Windsor Castle. The selection of cars at Windsor was superb — probably one of the best arrays of rare and beautiful cars I have ever seen in one place at one time. I have to say, though, that the show is for the entrants, and the amenities for the public aren’t particularly lush. The entrants, on the other hand, dine in elegance in the Queen’s Castle. The price to see the show is a very reasonable £35 and is truly a bargain given the cars on display. The Best in Show Award went to Peter Mullin’s Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet Xenia coupe, a car that had been Best in Show at Amelia Island in 2001. It is a stunning car and was an excellent choice among the stellar cars in the courtyard. Too many good things? It is unfortunate that Salon Prive and “Tazio Nuvolari” celebrates with Lady Susie Moss and friends at Goodwood December 2016 Blenheim Palace were on the same weekend, but the distance necessary to travel to see either is less than two hours. If it wasn’t enough to have two great events on the same weekend in the same area, the Chantilly Concours d’Elegance was also held near Paris on Sunday. There were several folks I knew who did all three, flying to Paris early Sunday morning. That’s fine if you want to see the cars — but not so good if you wanted to savor the show. Monday through Wednesday was spent in 63

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Feature A Trio of British Car Events A pair of rare Ford GT40 Mk III’s led by SCMer Garry Bartlett at The Goodwood Revival London, where on Tuesday we had a lovely dinner with Sir Stirling and Lady (Susie) Moss near their flat in Mayfair. On to glorious Goodwood Thursday found us the guests of Paul and Lisa Tarsey in Bosham near Goodwood. The Goodwood Revival experience was absolutely fantastic. Lord March is the master of detail, and his critical eye and creativity give Goodwood an ambience unlike any other automotive event in the world. It is simply the best automotive experience one will ever have, and it should be at the top of everyone’s bucket list. Why, you ask? Goodwood combines nostalgia, patriotism and history with some of the finest race cars in the world. Along with all this are touches of whimsy, such as Austin A30 races, pedal car (Austin J40s) races for children, marching bands, 1940s-style singers, a soccer exhibition, a cricket match (with all your favorite English drivers) and World War II aircraft, including Spitfires, P-51s, Hurricanes, and a period-correct Lancaster bomber flying overhead. Everyone gets into the spirit of vintage dress — anything before 1966. I squeezed into my 1966 U.S. Air Force uniform, and my friend Harley Cluxton wore his Vietnamera Special Forces garb. On Saturday night, Lord March hosted a wonderful costume party with the theme being “Batman and Superheroes.” Attendees were asked to dress as Batman, a superhero, or a comic book character. Otherwise it was black tie. Most everyone got in the spirit, with Stirling and Susie Moss coming as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, John and Jane Surtees as Mr. and Mrs. Zorro, Derek Bell as Robin (Batman’s sidekick), and Lord March, whom everyone expected to be Batman, arriving as the Joker. Harley and Collette Cluxton were the Riddler and Poison Ivy. Miz Jane and I went as Mrs. Bat Lady and Captain Marvel. Folks, I tell you it was a hoot. I had not had that much fun since high school, and that was 55 years ago. Racing hard and fast All the races were well fought, and it appears to me the vintage drivers in Europe are much more aggressive than those in the United States, as there were a number of really significant cars bent as a result. The casualties included a lightweight E-type, a GTO, and an Aston Martin DB4GT. Two races that were standouts were the Richmond Cup for pre-1960 Grand Prix cars and the Kinrara Trophy, a 60-minute race with driver changes for GT cars built prior to 1963. Strangely enough, two cars in the Richmond Race, a Tec-Mec and one of Lance Reventlow’s Scarabs (this one with an Offy engine) ran the tables on everyone else. Those two cars would not have been a factor in any GP back in their day, but on Sunday, they were the trick Best in Show winner at Blenheim Palace — the Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa owned by Californian Bruce Lavachek 64 An automotive tribute marked the 50th anniversary of England’s 1966 win over West Germany in the World Cup Sports Car Market

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Feature A Trio of British Car Events At Goodwood, you have to start young if you want to be the best ticket, with Julian Bronson’s Scarab taking the win over Tony Wood’s Tec-Mec, followed by Rob Hall in a beautiful Ferrari 246 Dino. In the Kinrara Trophy, nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen proved that the cream always rises to the top when he took over the driving chores of a 250 GT SWB he shared with Joe Macari while in 10th place (having started on the pole). In an exhibition of unparalleled driving talent, Kristensen took the win in a car he had never driven before. It was a display of driving I am not likely to see ever again. The show makes it go The weekend ended all too soon, but in reflecting on the experience while driving to Heathrow that evening, it came to me what makes Goodwood so special. The answer is simple — it is theater. Everyone gets into the spirit and dresses the part — and savors the moment, the pleasant memories of one’s youth, and Lord March’s touch, taste, humor, creativity and attention to detail make it all a reality. It was and is wonderful. ♦ SCMers at the Windsor Castle Concours d’Elegance Donald Bernstein—South Abington Township, PA 1952 Cunningham C3 Vignale coupe Steve & Kimmy Brauer—Bridgeton, MO 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Corsica tourer Bernie & Joan Carl—Washington, DC 1988 Peugeot Oxia prototype David Cohen—Malvern, PA 1933 Alfa Romeo 1750 GS 6C Figoni coupe Gregor Fisken—London, U.K. 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre Short Chassis Vanden Plas open sports tourer Audrey & Martin Gruss—Palm Beach, FL 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Europa Pinin Farina Speciale William Heinecke—Bangkok, THA 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Ghia Supersonic Hartmut Ibing—Dusseldorf, DEU Facel Vega Facel II The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie— Central, Hong Kong, CHN 1939 Talbot-Lago T150C SS Pourtout coupe 66 Simon Kidston—Hermance, CHE 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400 “Periscopio” Samuel Lehrman—Palm Beach, FL 1934 Packard Twelve Dietrich Stationary coupe Bruce R. McCaw—Bellevue, WA 1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Thrupp & Maberly four-seater sports tourer Peter & Kacey McCoy—Beverly Hills, CA 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Series I cabriolet Peter & Merle Mullin—El Segundo, CA 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet Xenia 2016 Best in Show/Classic Driver Public Choice Jan de Reu—Knokke, BEL 1953 Fiat 8V Rapi Berlinetta Jon Shirley—Medina, WA 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, Ex-Graham Hill David & Jody Smith—San Jose, CA 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 256 touring coupe Laurentiu Stratulat—Sunny Isles Beach, FL 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Saoutchik Grand Sport cabriolet David Sydorick—Beverly Hills, CA 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Jack & Debbie Thomas—Saint Louis, MO 1955 Ferrari 375 America Pinin Farina Coupe Speciale, Ex-Gianni Agnelli Daniel A. Waltenberg—Singapore, MYS 1949 Aston Martin DB2 prototype “UMC 272” Sports Car Market A smoking launch off the grid at Goodwood. There were casualties among the cars A Maser anchors a line of vintage Corvettes

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Sports Car Market PROFILES IN THIS ISSUE Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ Significant Sales That Provide a Snapshot of the Market 2005 Acura NSX, sold for $144,100 at Auctions America in Auburn, IN; photo by Linhbergh LLC

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FERRARI: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari, p. 72 ENGLISH: 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT, p. 74 ETCETERINI: 1967 Iso Grifo GL Series I, p. 76 GERMAN: 1956 Porsche Type 550/1500RS Spyder, p. 78 AMERICAN: 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout, p. 82 RACE: 1964 OSCA 1600 GT Coupe, p. 84 NEXT GEN: 2005 Acura NSX, p. 86

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Ferrari Profile 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari If you have to have Ferrari’s newest supercar, your only choice is to pay whatever the seller is asking by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced 2013–16 Number produced: 500 Original list price: $1,420,112 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $2,700,000; high sale, $4,700,000 Tune-up/major service: $5,000 (estimated) Distributor cap: N/A Chassis # location: Under passenger’s side removable floor mat Engine # location: Bottom of the crankcase near the flywheel Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 2015 McLaren P1, 2015 Porsche 918 Spider, 2017 Acura NSX SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: ZFF76ZFA0E02065 “We chose to call this model LaFerrari because it is the finest expression of our company’s unique, unparalleled engineering and design know-how, including that acquired in Formula One.” T his is how Chairman Luca di Montezemolo summarized the successor to the Enzo when it was launched at the Geneva Salon in March 2013. He planned a 499-car production run. One more car — the 500th — has been added, and will be auctioned to benefit Italian earthquake victims. A “green” hybrid Kinetic Energy Recovery System, which had appeared on F1 cars in 2009, supplemented the naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12, which could put out some 788 hp. The KERS system not only provides reductions in emissions and fuel consumption, but also gives a tremendous performance boost equal to another 161 hp. Each time Ferrari has elected to produce the ultimate sports car, they have produced something totally out of the box. As nothing had prepared the world for the looks of an F40 or Enzo, the statement made by LaFerrari had to match that. The exquisite design is both striking and modern, yet gives nods to the brand heritage. Only 120 LaFerraris were sold to the U.S. market. A mere 230 miles have been covered in this car. It remains on factory warranty and carries no restrictions. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 95, sold for $3,685,000, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Quail Lodge auction in Carmel, CA, on August 19, 2016. 72 You can’t just walk into a Ferrari dealer, stroke a check and buy a new car. Most new models have multi-year wait lists, and even getting on one of those lists is a dance. Ferrari strongly encourages dealers to sell new cars at list price, so if you get one, you probably can immediately sell it for a profit that ranges from a few thousand dollars on an aging model to over seven figures on a new supercar. But in the Ferrari world, doing so can cost you. Ferrari and their dealers aren’t benevolent souls who like to give away money. Dealers reward their best customers with new cars, and dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars racing in Ferrari’s Challenge series is the kind of thing that makes you a good customer. Buying pre-owned Ferraris from your dealership is good too. Financing your purchase through Ferrari Financial gets you some points. Selling your car to the dealer at a favorable price can also get you some love. But reselling your new car at a profit on the secondary market is a no-no that all but guarantees you’re not getting back on the list. Some strings attached Getting a Ferrari supercar is a tougher game. You’re not getting a supercar by buying that awful-color California that just won’t sell. The supercars are built in limited quantities, so the demand for them far outweighs the supply. Ferrari is especially serious about putting their supercars in the right hands, and the vetting process can rattle even the most self-confident billionaire. Prospects must apply for the honor of writing that mil- lion-dollar check. The application asks about the Ferraris that the prospect currently owns, what they owned in the past, how they use them, and some personal information 2015 Porsche 918 Weissach spyder Lot 148, s/n WP0CA2A13FS800804 Condition: 1 Sold at $1,595,000 RM Sotheby’s, Phoenix, AZ, 1/28/16 SCM# 6804743 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari Lot S110, s/n ZFF76ZFA8E0207195 Condition: 1 Sold at $5,170,000 Mecum Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/20/16 SCM# 6804744 2014 McLaren P1 Lot 24, s/n SBM12ABA6EW000090 Condition: 1 Sold at $2,090,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/18/16 SCM# 6803999 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams

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as a potential tiebreaker. Ferrari scores the application, and a lucky few applicants are then al- located a car. Ford used a similar process to award their new Ford GT, and they reportedly got 7,000 applications for their 500 cars. Not everyone takes it well if they are not picked. A Ford GT appli- cant posted a YouTube video to express his displeasure, and a LaFerrari Spider (Aperta) hopeful has gone as far as suing Ferrari for damaging his reputation by not allocating him a car. If you were lucky enough to get a LaFerrari, you had to agree to hold the car 18 months or sell it back to the dealer for no more than list price. Of course, with a million dollars or more on the line, enterprising owners found ways to covertly pass their LaFerraris to new owners. Elaborate agreements were made that hid transfers often by technically maintaining ownership until the embargo term was up. Futuristic issues The LaFerrari is truly an engineering masterpiece — the first road Ferrari to take advantage of hybrid F1 technology. When Formula One switched to hybrid cars, the intention was that the environmental technology would trickle down to street cars. The jury is still out on if it will be a long-term success, but the current results are certainly thrilling. It’s the maintenance side that causes concern. The hybrid interface is exceptionally complicated and the hardware is unproven. And let’s not forget that Ferrari mechanics are mere mortals, otential tiebreaker. Ferrari scores the application, and a lucky few applicants are the a potential tiebreaker. Ferrari scores the application, and a lucky few applicants are then al- located a car. Ford used a similar process to award their new Ford GT, and they reportedly got 7,000 applications for their 500 cars. Not everyone takes it well if they are not picked. A Ford GT appli- cant posted a YouTube video to express his displeasure, and a LaFerrari Spider (Aperta) hopeful has gone as far as suing Ferrari for damaging his reputation by not allocating him a car. If you were lucky enough to get a LaFerrari, you had to agree to hold the car 18 months or sell it back to the dealer for no more than list price. Of course, with a million dollars or more on the line, enterprising owners found ways to covertly pass their LaFerraris to new owners. Elaborate agreements were made that hid transfers often by technically maintaining ownership until the embargo term was up. Futuristic issues The LaFerrari is truly an engineering masterpiece — the first road Ferrari to take advantage of hybrid F1 technology. When Formula One switched to hybrid cars, the intention was that the environmental technology would trickle down to street cars. The jury is still out on if it will be a long-term success, but the current results are certainly thrilling. It’s the maintenance side that causes concern. The hybrid interface is exceptionally complicated and the hardware is unproven. And let’s not forget that Ferrari mechanics are mere mortals, ous ous bug could be a nightmare. Hardware is an even bigger if. When a part like an ECU for a 550 Maranello is not available anywhere in the world, it takes a leap of faith to believe that hybrid interface components for a LaFerrari will be available 15 years forward. On the market Bonhams’ LaFerrari was advertised as the first LaFerrari offered at auction. They were correct but only beat the second one by a day. These were the start of a wave of LaFerraris that will hit the market as embargos expire. One online listing site now shows three for sale in the U.S. Another site shows six available in Europe. Bonhams’ LaFerrari had been advertised for sale on a dealer’s website prior to the auction. Then, the car had 50 fewer miles than it had at the auction and was priced at $4,250,000. Earning $3,685,000 for a two-year-old $1,400,000-list-price car should have been the story of Monterey week, but the glow faded fast. Across town and a day later, Mecum drew an astronomical $5,170,000 for another LaFerrari at their auction. The only significant difference was a matte black paint job on the Mecum car. Just three LaFerraris were painted that color, and there must have been two very rich people who loved it, as the premium paid over the Bonhams car would buy a very nice yacht. There’s no right or wrong price for a LaFerrari right now. Supply is as a pote as a pote as a pote as a pote as a pote as a pote as a pote as a pote as a pote

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English Profile 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT One of the nicest GTs you could wish to meet, and its relative originality keeps the price healthy by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1959–63 Number produced: 75 Original list price: £4,534 ($12,687) Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $2,090,000; high sale, $4,939,193 Tune-up cost: $2,000–$3,500 Distributor cap $187.88 (two required) Chassis #: Stamped on plate on right side of firewall Engine #: On chassis plate and on left of cylinder block next to dynamo Club: Aston Martin Owners Club Web: www.amoc.org Alternatives 1951–58 Pegaso Z-102, 1959–61 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, 1989–91 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Sanction II SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Lot 120, s/n DB4GT0119L Condition: 2- Sold at $2,090,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/15/14 SCM# 247678 Chassis number: DB4GT0126R T he stars aligned for David Brown and Aston Martin upon the introduction of the all-new DB4 model in late 1958. A competition-oriented variant, the DB4GT, was formally introduced in September 1959 at the London Motor Show, based on the racewinning prototype DP1991. The GT was shorter, lighter and more powerful than the production DB4. The bodywork was of thinner 18gauge aluminium alloy, the wheelbase was reduced by five inches, and the rear seats were removed on all but a small number of special-order cars. Weight was reduced by 200 pounds. The engine featured higher 9:1 compression, a twin- plug, dual-ignition cylinder head and triple dual-throat Weber 45DCOE carburetors. Power output was 302 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, a useful increase from the claimed 240 hp of the standard car, and qualifying the GT as the most powerful British car of its era. Chassis 26 was sold to original owner Maurice Baring of the renowned banking family. Soon after its acquisition, he entered his GT into a competition at Brands Hatch (March 1960) and won the race. This was the sole occasion that this car took to the track in its early life, and one reason why it has survived largely in its original state. 74 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 169, sold for $3,226,720, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM Sotheby’s Battersea Park auction in London, England, on September 7, 2016. The short-wheelbase DB4GT was Aston’s Ferrari beater, built to counter the 250 GT Tour de France. Ferrari answered with the potent 250 GT SWB, and then Aston introduced the lightweight DB4GT Zagato. And so on, until Ferrari launched its GTO in February 1962 and Low Drag E-types joined the fray — but that’s another story. Of the 75 factory DB4GTs built (there have been a handful more made since, chopped from regular DB4s), 45 were right-hand drive and 30 were left-handers. Like the Lightweight version of the Porsche RS 2.7, they have gathered their own mythology — but they were also damn good racing cars. There’s a lovely story about how, when the DBR2 intended for Stirling Moss was rolled by another driver before he could get into it at the 1959 Bahamas Speed Week, the Works “borrowed” back a DB4GT (0103L) just delivered to a Caribbean customer and Moss used it to win the next race — in a car plucked from the parking lot. So the GT is not just a pretty face. 1959 Aston Martin DB4GT 4.2 Lot 14, s/n DB4GT0102R Condition: 2+ Sold at $2,571,848 Bonhams, London, U.K., 12/1/13 SCM# 231858 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Lot 214, s/n DB4GT0141L Condition: 1- Sold at $2,200,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/16/13 SCM# 227315 Sports Car Market Tim Scott Fluid Images, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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Original and modified This car appeared very original — although like so many straight- six Astons, the motor has been punched out to 4.2 liters by the acknowledged experts in the game, RS Williams. This shouldn’t make a difference, as its external appearance remains unchanged, but then the temptation is to up the axle ratio so as to fully exploit the extra prod, and then you need bigger brakes and fatter rubber… and before long you’ve arrived at a different car. Luckily, the owners appear to have resisted any further mods aside from a bigger DBS sump and a stiffer anti-roll bar, and it sits on a set of original-size Borranis. It did come with a pair of DBR1-style bucket seats, which weren’t fitted at the sale, and a roll hoop, which is removable. All sensible stuff, but right on the margin of acceptability for an “original.” The rest of it was all good news. Never fully restored, with all body panels believed original and no evidence of accident or damage repair, it was returned several years ago to its original color of Snow Shadow Grey, which was recently freshened up by Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, which built it in the first place. The leather was lightly creased, or “nicely settled in” as we curmud- geonly old Brits like to say, and this was one of only three GTs fitted with a rear seat. It retains its original gold-embossed leather-bound owner’s handbook, rare original tool roll (complete with later tools), jack and Thor hammer, the period factory brochure introducing the DB4GT, plus MoTs going back to 1994 and its FIVA certificate. A hands-on take Historian Stephen Archer, whose DB4GT book co-authored with Richard Candee has just gone on sale, inspected the car for RM Sotheby’s and said, “Having spent two years on the DB4GT book and driven about 15 GTs — including Zagatos — this car is remarkable… It has not been over-restored, its original character remains totally intact, and it feels as an Aston should. Most notably, it is the nicest DB4GT I have driven. Mechanically it behaves impeccably and silently, yet makes all the right noises. The gearbox is outstanding (as many are notchy), the back axle is silent and the controls are perfectly balanced… It is utterly charming and addictive.” So it’s one of the nicest GTs you could meet. I’d put it at about a condition 2: very nicely kept but not over-the-top shiny, and obviously enjoyed. The money The last DB4GT Zagato (of 19 built) to sell at auction fetched $14.3m last December (SCM# 6788358), while replicas fetch $650k–$1m. The one-off Bertone-bodied “Jet” sold for near $5m at Bonhams’ annual Aston Martin Works sale in 2013 (SCM# 6384588). As we see from the comps list, regular DB4GTs had been climbing steadily from the $2m mark through 2013 before settling back a little. Plotting the curve is a little tricky because of so few sales, but this car popped well above it. Prior to the sale, one dealer who wanted it for a client estimated about $2.3m, clearly based on prior sales, less a little market easing. So what happened here? In a slightly slowing market (Bonhams sold a very original but driver-quality DB5 two days later for $604,788), this was a pretty exceptional price. English newspapers in the couple of weeks up to the sale had been pointing to a recovery in the stock markets since June’s vote to leave the European Union, promoting a generally more optimistic air — and elsewhere in this sale, RM Sotheby’s got a huge world-record $2.5m for a Porsche 993 GT3 (see “Market Moment,” p. 106). Perhaps that slight easing back in 2014/2015 allowed the market to catch its breath, but I think this car’s originality, and the fact that these don’t come along very often, loaded the deal. My dealer told me later he and his client would have gone up to $2.9m with premium, but “there were just too many people on it prepared to pay more, because it was so original.” The end result here was slap in the middle of the auction house’s estimate range, but I’d still call it well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $2,000,000 $2,500,000 $3,000,000 $500,000 $0 December 2016 Aston Martin DB4GT $2,035,000 $3,226,720 $2,571,848 $2,090,000 N/A 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 75

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1967 Iso Grifo GL Series I While the project car’s price exceeded expectations, in this case, the market spoke with reason by Paul Hageman Details Year produced: 1965–74 Number produced: 412 Original list price: $13,750 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $390,500; high sale, $1,186,220 Tune-up cost: $250 Chassis # location: Metal plate on top of right front shock tower Engine # location: Stamped in block ahead of passenger’s cylinder head Club: Iso & Bizzarrini Owner’s Club Web: www.isobizclub.com Alternatives: 1965–69 Bizzarrini 5300 Strada, 1966–68 Ferrari 330 GTC, 1968–73 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: GL640064D Engine number: 750F01075P T he Grifo GL offered here is one of about 34 righthand-drive Series I examples produced. It was acquired by the current owner as a solid original car in 1986 and was subsequently sent to a restorer to be refinished in burgundy. The work was never carried out, and the car spent over two decades in storage. While in need of significant restoration, it remains very complete, down to the dashboard instruments and the exterior trim; even the rear bumpers removed in preparation for the beginning of the restoration remain in the trunk, where they were placed decades before. The 327 V8 is original to the car, while the 4-speed transmission is believed to be original to the car. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 108, sold for $172,592, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s London auction at Battersea Evolution in London, England, on September 7, 2016. So where do we begin? For starters, the math might pencil out on this one. The car is complete, although the parts order to finish it to a high standard will be sizable. Mechanically there isn’t anything too challenging and the trim work is pretty straightforward. The most obvious issue, however, is rot. While I have not seen the car in person, RM Sotheby’s photos do seem to show corrosion on nearly every panel, and Grifos are known for having rust issues with their pressed-steel unibodies. The metal work alone will cost a substantial amount of time and money. 76 With an all-in price of $172,592 paid, adding $150,000 to $300,000 in restoration expense seems to give you the current spread of market results for the model. But managing this car’s restoration budget will be paramount if it’s strictly a numbers game. The more pressing question, perhaps, is why buy and restore this one? Owning a myth The lure of a “barn find,” or “garage find” isn’t hard to explain. It’s the idea that something has been hidden away, waiting to be found. For me it’s a reminder that there are still cars out there that we don’t know about. The discovery aspect is what draws us in. We’ve seen everything come to market under the barn-find distinction, including a Tucker, a 250 SWB California, a submerged Bugatti Brescia, and loads of stuff like this Grifo. Go to any car show and it’s the barn find — not the 100-point restoration — that draws a crowd. Seemingly, though, the prices paid for these barn- found vehicles are only loosely based on market data. I‘m continually surprised by what they are capable of achieving at auction. But the draw, and the premium, is fleeting. Similarly, one could argue that paying more for a one-owner car doesn’t pan out when you turn to sell it. From the vendor’s perspective, however, it’s brilliant. And in most cases, it works. Some barn-find examples have brought as much as — or more than — driverquality comparables. 1967 Iso Grifo Lot 374, s/n GL739138D Condition: 1Sold at $326,853 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 6/26/14 SCM# 244595 1972 Iso Grifo Lot 187, s/n 230381 Condition: 1Sold at $277,412 RM Auctions, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/9/14 SCM# 244120 1967 Iso Grifo Lot 233, s/n GL660197 Condition: 3 Sold at $244,269 RM Auctions, London, U.K, 9/7/13 SCM# 227683 Sports Car Market Tim Scott ©2016, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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Untouched versus neglected But let’s get a little more articulate about the difference between original and unrestored. Seemingly, “original” and “unrestored” are one and the same when you look at market results for barn finds. So why do dried-out engine seals, a fuel system full of sludge, and a layer of dust add value? If we started calling cars “cared for” and “neglected,” would it change their values? Decades ago, collectors and restorers sought only the best original examples because they proved the easiest to restore. This adage led to the ruin of many wonderful, original automobiles. Fortunately, in the more recent past, the merits of an original car have become better understood. If you think the notion of a restoration ruining an original car is harsh, I urge you to drive a well-restored example and a good original example of anything and tell me what you think. The two cars, while ostensibly the same make and model, will be quite different. It’s night and day. To highlight the difference in terms of value, Gooding sold what was perhaps the finest original Iso Grifo extant for $510,500 at Pebble Beach this past August. Under a month later, our subject car brought $173,000. All things considered, the original car was, and will remain, the better buy. While the project car exceeded expectations, I’m happy to see that in this particular comparison, the market spoke with reason. With barn finds, that hasn’t always been the case. How do you want to spend your time? Some of the best values in today’s market are cars most people would consider “drivers.” Whether it’s a car that’s partly original or just an older restoration, people seem to be overlooking the inherent qualities of a car based solely on condition. Don’t get me wrong. Well-kept-original or well-restored cars are worth the premium. Just make sure you’re weighing all your options and giving a good honest car a fair shake. Too often an older restoration and a project get lumped into the same category — one in which the buyer thinks he or she is signing up for a total restoration. That doesn’t have to be the case. But people’s hesitations are well founded. Today, the most costly part of a restoration is not necessarily monetary; it’s the time commitment. Talk to any good restorer — they’re backed up for years. Value in experience Iso Grifos come up for sale with some regularity. I don’t see any in- herent value in having bought this particular example versus another, and it’s important to note that a buyer is forfeiting a serious amount of time in this job for a replicable outcome. But maybe it has something to do with enjoying the process. Some people simply like the adventure of restoring and properly sorting a car. RM Sotheby’s London sale saw some spirited bidding and strong results across the board, so it’s not surprising that this car sold for multiples of its pre-sale estimate. And we could have argued that figure was light to begin with. If anything, the “barn find” exemplifies the market’s true colors. There is plenty of impulse involved, and in the past five-odd years, it has been hard to make a mistake buying anything. That won’t always be the case, though, so adopting an educated ap- proach is all the more valuable. As long as the new owner of this Grifo had a clear picture of why he or she was raising a paddle — and what the road ahead holds — this was a decent sale for both parties. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $200,000 $300,000 $400,000 $500,000 $100,000 $0 December 2016 Iso Grifo GL Series I $385,000 $326,853 $207,514 $244,269 $368,500 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 77

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German Profile Column Author 1956 Porsche Type 550/1500RS Spyder This is the unicorn Spyder — an almost completely original race car with under 20,000 miles and all matching numbers by Prescott Kelly Details Years produced: 1953–57 Number produced: 90, plus seven spare chassis Original list price: $6,000 (U.S. list price, 1956) Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $4,185,100; high sale, $6,104,365 (this car) Chassis # location: Wendler “production” cars: aluminum tag on inside passenger’s side quarter panel; welded-on plate on chassis traverse tube back of engine bay Engine # location: Horizontal boss to left bottom of fan housing casting Tune-up cost: Minor, $1,500 with spark plugs, filters, fluids. Major, $5,000 adds wires, distributor caps, and valve adjustment. Club: Porsche Club of America, 356 Registry Web: www.pca.org, www.356registry.org Alternatives: 1954–57 Jaguar D-type, 1953–55 Aston Martin DB3S, 1955–59 Maserati 300S SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 5500090 I n offering this original, unmolested and intricate “time machine” 550 RS Spyder, Bonhams is privileged to present what is considered to be the world’s best-preserved, never-restored example of this seminal Porsche model surviving today. There are inevitably some panel ripples, minor paint cracks, and scuffs and discoloration in places on chassis 0090, but these fall squarely into the category of utterly compelling fine patina. In 2010, under the special awards category of the international Pebble Beach Concours, pinnacle-level s/n 0090 was recognized by the Pebble Beach Judging Committee with the FIVA Post-War award. One of the most highly respected members of the car collecting community has remarked that “people were all agog just to see the car.” Porsche 5500090 has never been offered publicly for sale, and it has been very rarely seen. Its presentation at Goodwood offers a superb opportunity for Porsche aficionados to examine and appreciate this historically important and iconic piece of Porsche lore. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 140, sold for $6,121,188, including buyer’s pre- mium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival auction in Chichester, U.K., on September 12, 2016. 78 The 550 Spyder was Porsche’s first prototype sports racing car, introduced in 1953. The early cars carried either Weidenhausen or Weinsberg “flat-front” bodies that were a tad ungainly, to be succeeded by Wendlerbuilt sloped-front, smooth-tail bodies starting with chassis #16. The Wendler cars are considered by most aficionados to be the most beautiful Spyders, among the most perfectly proportioned and yet purposeful race cars ever built. They were thoroughly successful small-bore 1,500-cc-class race cars. They were also “giant killers” that occasionally whipped much larger, faster race cars, cementing the Spyder’s reputation. The first three Spyders were initially powered by ba- sically stock Type 356 pushrod engines. Some were later updated when the Ernst Fuhrmann-designed and now iconic four-cam engines were adopted. That Type 547 engine became standard for all 550 Spyders. Although complicated, and for five years built around Hirth seven-piece crankshafts, these small engines were powerful, long-lived in race applications (even if less so in start-stop street cars), and surprisingly light given their many gears and shafts. The combination of a strong tube frame, light aluminum body and powerful four-cam engine led to many racing successes — some of them legendary. 1955 Porsche 550 Lot 143, s/n 5500068 Condition: 2+ Sold at $3,053,263 RM Sotheby’s, Paris, FRA, 2/2/16 SCM# 6798304 1955 Porsche 550 Lot 34, s/n 5500060 Condition: 3+ Sold at $5,335,000 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/10/16 SCM# 6799032 1955 Porsche 550 Lot S134, s/n 5500077 Condition: 2+ Sold at $4,012,500 Mecum Auctions, Monterey, CA, 1/14/13 SCM# 6464320 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams

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Racing to sales success One famous result was the 1954 Carrera Panamericana, up the length of Mexico, where Hans Hermann drove 55004 to 3rd place overall, placing it ahead of many more powerful cars. In those days, the Carrera was a publicity magnet. Foreign and domestic car manufacturers entered factory-supported teams. Car fans reading either Mechanix Illustrated or Road & Track were treated to Carrera articles and Ferrari and Lincoln ads extolling their victories overall or in class. Similarly, Hermann’s 3rd overall and class victory helped put Porsche on the map in the United States, which soon became Porsche’s single largest market, accounting for over 50% of sales. In 1953, Spyders finished one-two in the 1,500-cc class at Le Mans, repeating with two class wins in 1954, the 1,500-cc car finishing on three cylinders. Spyders accumulated noteworthy class wins at the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, Nürburgring, Sebring 12 Hours, and many other venues. Over three years, 550 Spyders earned an estimated 488 podiums in class in road races and hillclimbs. It was the best small-displacement race car in the world. Data indicates that Porsche built 90 Type 550 Spyders (1953–55) plus seven spare chassis, followed by 40 Type 550As (1956– 57), 35 RSKs (1957–59), and finally, 36 RS60/RS61s (1960-61). The 550s and RSKs are the most beautiful, but the RS60/61s are the most capable race cars. They are all collectible, rare and valuable. The unicorn Spyder 5500090 is more than rare and valuable. It is the unicorn Spyder — an almost completely original race car with under 20,000 miles and all matching numbers. Early on, it was fully documented as the “salon” car in the June 1971 issue of Road & Track. I know this car well, as for 30 years it belonged to my friend George (“Gerry” to his friends) Reilly of Wheelwright, MA. When Gerry purchased the Spyder circa 1971, some half dozen items were wrong replacements. To his credit, Gerry assiduously sourced correct items to make the car as original as possible. My 1968 911 T/R was placed next to Gerry and his Spyder at the 1998 Vuitton Classic in Rockefeller Center, where the 550 won best preserved car. I had hours to study it — actually, to lust after it. I studied it more at the 1994 Porsche Parade historical display at Lake Placid. I later visited it in Vijay Mallya’s collection in Sausalito, hoping to buy it for a friend. Finally, I saw the car when Mallya displayed it at Pebble Beach in 2010, where it placed second in the Post-War Preservation Class and won the prestigious FIVA award for post-war cars. The magic is in the details Three aspects of #90 impressed me from all those viewings. First, probably because it never raced, it suffered no repairs, so its patina was pervasive and consistent. Although the paint on Spyders was al- ways just race car appropriate — thin to keep weight down — it was astonishing to see it survive in almost any form. Sure, the finish was spotty and discolored, and the aluminum skin had numerous dings. That’s called lovely patina. Second, the original rarities are all present: the complete ribbed interior, the vinyl-wrapped wooden foot vinyl tray, the horsehair weather flaps on the inner fenders and frame, and the felt under the gas tank straps and the wood shims at the tank’s bottom. Lastly, the car had all its rare accessories, usually long lost to the ravages of time: toolkit, vestigial top (of no use in any weather except as sunshade), the lift jack, the spare-tire cover, and cloth spare-tire holding strap. All in all, this 550 Spyder is the one that all others should emulate for originality. And that has happened. It was side-by-side with Ralph Lauren’s 550 Spyder during that car’s restoration. Flagging interest? At Bonhams Goodwood, the car was estimated at $6.3m–$8.3m. A recording of the proceedings made by Andrew Reilly, son of the aforementioned Gerry Reilly, shows us that bidding was leisurely. It opened at $3.7m, and several bids took it to $4.1m. Later, a second phone bidder joined in, and slowly, 5500090 marched up to $5.5m, where it hammered sold. With premium, that’s $6,121,188 — a new record price at auction for a 550. For what this car is and what it represents, the price paid feels like a relative bargain. Okay, there’s no McQueen provenance here, but where else will you ever find 5500090’s equivalent? You won’t, and with that, I’d call this well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $3,000,000 $4,500,000 $6,000,000 $7,500,000 $1,500,000 $0 December 2016 Porsche 550 Rennsport $6,121,188 $3,685,000 $4,012,500 N/A 2012 2013 2014 N/A 2015 2016 79

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German Profile The Cumberford Perspective The best ’50s sports car By Robert Cumberford 2 5 perfect expression of clas sical two-seat sports cars of the ’50s. The 550 was far ahead of its time in layout and aerodynamics. With its perforated P VW wheels and suspension bits, the car’s shape and engine placement are what the 356 Speedster could and should have been — had Porsche had enough money to allow making a steel punt chassis with the base pushrod engine ahead of the rear axle. But only a few people such as conductor Herbert von Karajan could enjoy the 550 as a regular road car. I envied them 60 years ago, and still do. Apart from their hid- eously complex and very expensive shaft-driven (so it fits in 356s) 4-cam engine, Spyders were brilliant in their simplicity, still making good use of basic VW (or Auto Union Grand Prix car) engineering and not a few components. The indented-top VW shift knob that felt so good in the hand, the wire-spoke steering wheel with its circumferential thumb groove, and the light, comfortable seats were quite w perfectly in k the small sp tion as exem British and m by BMW w the mid-’30 7 orsche’s 550 was conceived as a racer, but to me it remains the most 3 4 1 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 Rounded in plan view, radiused beneath the nose with very short overhangs, the car recaptured the look of the 356. Anyone who saw it knew it was a Porsche. 2 The fender profile peaks over the front wheel centerline, and flows into a simple transverse section at the doors. 3 Period aerodynamic fairings for the mirrors are a touch of practical elegance that would never pass modern visibility standards. 4 The rounded, high- centered back of the cockpit gives a bit more height over the engine and its coolingfan shroud. 5 Notice how the rear fender forms are completely contained within the lift-up tail section, so the panel behind the doors is simply wrapped without much compound curvature. 6 The negative camber of the rear wheels is perceptible to the naked eye, rather like today’s Formula One racers, but with desperately skinny tires on narrow rims. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The taillights are exactly that: the rearmost point of the sides, with only a very slight plan-view curve establishing the maximum length of the body. 8 The body centerline drops dramatically, which must have provided a certain amount of high-speed lift and instability. The spoiler hadn’t been invented in the mid-’50s. 9 The slight outward flanging at the wheel-opening 9 8 lips stiffens the body with minimal weight. 10 The road-going windshield is really just a deflector, and was often reduced to just a driver’s side windscreen, although some early pushrod 550 coupes did have wipers. 11 The front fender shapes are not as blunt and assertive as those on the current Le Mans cars, but they are still quite bold, with their big lamps carried high for best night vision. 12 The lower body rolls under beautifully, in sharp contrast to the earliest 356s, which were Jell-O-blob shapes on a flat base-datum plane. This car and the early Mercedes 300SLs changed German design sensibility forever with their billowing curves. 10 11 INTERIOR VIEW The way the cowl sheet metal flows into the cockpit and becomes the instrument-panel face was hugely impressive to young car design students at Art Center in 1953, with the interior and exterior of the cockpit integrated in a Charles Eames-like sense of modernism. The VW steering wheel, shift lever and turn-signal assembly do not at all seem out of place, although some Spyders at least had Porsche-crest horn buttons. 12 80 Sports Car Market

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American Profile 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout This is a Full Classic that will stand the test of time, as illustrated by the fact that three of the final bidders were under 50 years of age by Carl Bomstead Details Year produced: 1930 Number produced: 113 Original list price: $5,200–$6,000 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $180,000; high sale, $2,090,000 (this car) Tune-up cost: $650 Distributor cap: $450 Chassis # location: Metal firewall plate Engine # location: Boss on upper left corner of block Club: Classic Car Club of America Web: classiccarclub.org Alternatives: 1930 Duesenberg Model J Murphy convertible coupe, 1935 Auburn 851SC Boattail Speedster, 1930 Cadillac V16 convertible SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 184100 I n 1930, as Detroit was in the middle of an escalating horsepower race, Packard unveiled the 734 Speedster — an understated high-performance model that is perhaps the finest sporting machine built by an American manufacturer during the Classic Era. Despite its limited production, the 734 Speedster was offered in five distinct body styles: runabout, phaeton, Victoria, sedan and roadster. Custom tailored to the dimensions of the high- performance chassis, the Speedster’s body was built in Packard’s own coachworks, where standard bodies were narrowed, sectioned and trimmed to more striking proportions. While most body styles were conservative, the 2-passenger runabout, with its exotic boattail, minimal top and dramatic staggered seating arrangement, was overtly sporting. When new, these exclusive cars commanded a list price of more than $5,000 — at a time when a new Ford Roadster cost just $460. The Model 734 Speedster presented here is among the finest in existence and one of the few whose history can be traced back to new. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 30, sold for $2,090,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding’s annual sale in Pebble Beach, CA, on August 19, 2016. 82 The 734 Speedster was the finest automobile pro- duced by Packard. The company then promptly parked it on the back row, hoping it would go away. A sporting Packard The 734 Speedster was developed by Jesse Vincent, Packard’s head of engineering. Vincent based the new car on the experimental 626 Packard Speedster of 1929. Initially, Vincent was given free reign over the design of the car, and with that he placed a highly modified Deluxe straight-eight engine into a shortened Standard Eight chassis. The highly tuned 385-ci straight-eight motor produced 145 horsepower — a figure only exceeded by the Duesenberg Model J’s massive eight. The car was about three inches narrower and consid- erably lower than the standard Seventh Series Packard. The windshield did not fold down and the cowl was lengthened about five inches. All the bodies were built in the Packard custom body shops and carried “Custom made by Packard” badges. The Runabout had a unique seating arrangement with the passenger’s seat staggered, or set back, from the driver’s seat. A change of direction Ultimately, the Speedster was born into a perfect storm that led to its demise. Alvan Macauley, president of Packard, didn’t see eye to eye with Vincent on the Speedster project, and he 1934 Packard Twelve Model 1106 sport coupe Lot 221, s/n 750795 Condition: 2 Sold at $2,200,000 RM Sotheby’s, Fort Worth, TX, 5/1/15 SCM# 6784098 1930 Duesenberg Model J disappearingtop roadster Lot 14, s/n 2346 Condition: 1- Sold at $2,664,534 Bonhams, Ebeltoft, DK, 9/25/15 SCM# 6787470 1930 Packard 734 Speedster phaeton Lot 35, s/n 184065 Condition: 1 Sold at $975,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/17/12 SCM# 4823989 Sports Car Market Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding & Company

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attempted to kill it. But since the car was already in production, the Speedster continued on, only with lackluster support. Highlighting this was the fact that while Packard was known for luxurious brochures, they only produced a one-color, eight-page piece for the Speedster that had renderings of the four body styles available — the Roadster was introduced later in the year, with only two produced. Packard did not even present it at the January New York Auto Show — an event designed for such significant automobile introductions. The stock market crashed as Cadillac introduced its V16, and Packard as a company then questioned the wisdom of a prestige car manufacturer producing a sporty hot rod. Attention was diverted to the V12 and the possibility of a front-wheel- drive offering. The Speedster disappeared with the introduction of the Eighth Series for 1931, and no one seemed to notice. Today, however, the cars are sought after by collectors, and when good examples come to auction, they tend to bring high prices across the auction block. Lineage, condition and price The 734 Packard Speedster Runabout offered by Gooding was a spectacular example well known in the Pacific Northwest. Glenn Mounger, the former chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, acquired it in 1985. Before that, the car had been in the Cravens Collection in Canada and wore maroon and silver livery. It had impeccable lineage back to the time it was first delivered to David Williams in Tulsa, OK, in 1930. The car had never been altered or abused. Mounger sold the car to a good friend but was able to reacquire it in 2000. He then gave the car a comprehensive restoration, returning it to its original Plymouth and Pilgrim Gray with Ivory Drop Black moldings and French Gray pinstripe. The result was stunning and the restoration, performed over 15 years ago, is still concours-worthy today. The car sold for well over the Gooding high estimate of $1,500,000 and well above the $975,000 previous high sale noted in the SCM Platinum Auction Database (SCM# 4823989). But at $2,090,000, was this an example of auction fever or did the buyer make an astute decision? This is a Full Classic that will stand the test of time, as illustrated by the fact that three of the final bidders were under 50 years of age. While not a bargain, I would certainly call it wisely bought as one of the rarest and most sought-after Packards ever built. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) December 2016 83

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Race Car Profile 1964 OSCA 1600 GT Coupe Few people understand these cars, and obscurity becomes an issue when most serious buyers have wish lists from which they are working by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1960–65 Number produced: 128 Original list price: $7,000 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $175,000; high sale, $261,172 Tune-up/major service: $500 Distributor cap: $30 Chassis # location: By right front suspension pickup point Engine # location: Right rear of block Club: Osca Zagato Register Web: http.osca-zagato.com Alternatives: 1960 Alfa Romeo SZ, 1960 Porsche Abarth, 1960 Lancia Flaminia Zagato SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 011 T he OSCA 1600 GT offered here is the work of Carrozzeria Zagato, and is one of only seven Zagato-bodied cars that were raced; indeed, chassis 011 is probably the most raced of all OSCA 1600 GTs. Its driver was Fausto Mariani, who achieved numerous successes with 011 during the 1964 and 1965 seasons. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 9, sold for $328,327, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Chantilly sale at Chateau de Chantilly, France, on September 3, 2016. As most of you know, “Etceterini” is a general term that refers to the plethora of small specialty Italian automobile manufacturers that existed right after the second war and into the 1960s. Cisitalia, Nardi, Moretti, Giaur and OSCA are among the names; between all of them they didn’t build as many cars in 20 years as Fiat builds in a month. Most of them used Fiat running gear in hand-built chassis and bodies and, in keeping with the Italian economy and demographics of the time, were tiny little things, seldom larger than 1,100 cc. Of these, OSCA was clearly the premier marque for a number of reasons. First, it was the company that the Maserati brothers formed after the war to carry on the family obsession with fine racing cars. Second, it was the only completely integrated manufacturer of the bunch: like Ferrari or the corporately owned Maserati, they designed and built all components for their cars, including engines and drivetrains. And third, though racing was 84 the basic motivation of virtually all Etceterini, OSCA actually had international standing and success at it. Only Abarth came close to OSCA’s success. Brothers Maserati In the beginning, there were four Maserati brothers heavily involved in car-making: Ettore, Bindo, Ernesto and Alfieri, and all but Ettore worked for the Diatto company, building a 2-liter Grand Prix car. In 1926, Diatto decided to quit racing, so the four brothers formed the Maserati company to build and sell racing cars. The Maserati brothers had no interest in road machines; it was strictly racing that motivated them. Although all four were heavily involved, Alfieri was the undisputed dominant personality — the best driver, the best engineer, the real entrepreneur who made it all work. Unfortunately, after a racing accident, a surgery went bad and he died in 1932, leaving the three remaining brothers to carry on. The mid-1930s were a tough time for any company — much less a dedicated racing car manufacturer — and the brothers were engineers, not businessmen. In 1937, the brothers sold the company to the Orsi consortium, a wealthy and successful conglomerate. They all signed a 10-year agreement and stayed with Maserati as engineers. In 1947 their contracts were up, and Maserati was moving towards being a sporting-road-car builder, so the brothers left and formed a new company — OSCA — to return to their original racing passion. 1963 OSCA 1600 GT Lot 187, s/n 0097 Condition 2Sold at $261,172 RM Auctions, London, U.K. 10/30/12 SCM# 6742033 1963 OSCA 1600 GT Lot 121, s/n 00119 Condition 3+ Sold at $226,997 Artcurial, Briest Poulain, Paris, FRA, 2/04/16 SCM# 6798627 1960 OSCA 1600 GT Lot 286, s/n 029 Condition 4+ Not sold at $170,900 Artcurial, Briest Poulain, Paris, FRA, 2/03/11 SCM# 2079938 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams

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From the track to the road An amazing thing about OSCA is that although it was a tiny company — until the 1600 GT they never built more than maybe 30 cars in any year — they designed and built their own engines, transmissions and running gear. Their first engines used a Fiat block with OSCA head, but Ernesto quickly set to designing an all-aluminum twin-cam 4-cylinder engine that became the standard design for all future OSCAs. The variations on the four went from 750 cc to 1,600 cc, and they made it a six for the 2,000-cc version. It was an amazingly successful design and powered OSCAs to racing prominence for roughly 15 years. In the late 1950s, Fiat came calling. They were designing a new sports car based on their 1200 sedan and wanted an Alfa Romeo-type engine for the upmarket 1500 variant. Rather than develop and build a Fiat twin cam, buying it from OSCA made a lot of sense, so OSCA found itself in the business of supplying engines. Along with the Fiat contract came a substantial and secure cash flow, so the brothers decided to try something they had always avoided — building a sporting road car for the gentleman driver who might want to race it occasionally. The sports racer The new 1600 GT was more of an evolution of earlier designs than a departure. The chassis design remained a tubular-ladder approach, rear suspension could be either live axle or IRS at the customer’s option, and the engine and drivetrain were standard OSCA, with a 4-speed synchronized transmission. In keeping with OSCA tradition, the car was almost tiny — 13 feet long on a seven-foot, four-inch wheelbase and 50 inches tall — so fitting into it was a challenge for larger drivers. The bodywork was farmed out to various carrozzeria, but Zagato made the majority of them. Depending on your intended use and pocketbook, the engine was available in various states of tune, ranging from 95 hp to a twinsparkplug screamer making 140 hp. The car was announced in 1960, but various problems with racing homologation delayed delivery. That delay is a pity, because in the end, only a few of them actually raced, and those without notable success. The total production of 128 cars was large for OSCA, but miniscule by normal standards. Combined with a marque name little known outside of racing circles and no spectacular competition success, this made the OSCA 1600 GT an obscure niche-market car both then and today. A challenging sale Most all of us have figured out by now that the speculative bull market for collector cars ended between two and three years ago. The current market remains strong and is absorbing lots of cars, but the days of buying something weird but cool and assuming that an inflating market will cover any questionable decisions are well past us. This poses problems for cars like this one; few people understand them and obscurity becomes an issue when most serious buyers have wish lists from which they are working. Without an enthusiastic “dentist from Tulsa” to run up the bidding, the bidder pool on a car like this is reduced to a few highly knowledgeable cognoscenti who know exactly what they are buying and why, which makes for a difficult sale. In fact, this car failed to sell on the hammer and was purchased post- block, which suggests a single real buyer and a somewhat disappointed seller. The Internet shows that this car sold privately a few years back for about $345,000, so the seller took a hit as the hot market cooled. Hopefully, he enjoyed the car in the meantime. In today’s world and market, I don’t think our sale price is a bad result for an obscure exotic bought at the top. Call it fairly bought and sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) December 2016 85

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Next Gen Profile 2005 Acura NSX This car hasn’t appreciated very much, but it hasn’t lost much value from the original purchase price either, which makes it unique among NSX sales by Jeff Zurschmeide Details Years produced: 1991–2005 Number produced: 19,000 Original list price: $90,000 (plus options) Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $74,900; high sale, $144,100 (this car) Tune-up cost: Approximately $600 (60k service) Chassis # location: Driver’s door sill Engine # location: Stamped in block near clutch housing at rear bank Club Info: NSX Club of America Web: www.nsxca.org Alternatives: 1989–94 Ferrari 348, 1989–94 Porsche Carrera 4, 2005–11 Lotus Elise SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1992 Acura NSX Lot 224, S/N JH4NA1152NT000458 Condition: 1Sold at $68,040 Chassis number: JH4NA21655S000085 • Dealer-installed/factory-authorized CompTech supercharger • 6-speed manual transmission • Offered in “exceptional like-new showroom condition” • 4,600 original miles • Service records and original books • Air conditioning • Power steering and brakes • Radio • Clean CARFAX • Two extra sets of keys SCM Analysis This car, Lot 5158, sold at $144,100, including buyer’s premium, at Auctions America’s auction in Auburn, IN, on September 3, 2016. The Acura NSX has always been in a class by itself. When it debuted in 1990 as a 1991 model, it was unlike anything the Japanese had ever offered before. The Pininfarina-designed NSX came with a DOHC variable-valve-timing 3.0-liter normally aspirated V6, mid-mounted and mated to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox. Manual cars were good for 270 horsepower, while automatic cars produced 252 horsepower. When equipped with the 5-speed manual 86 transmission, the rev-happy engine blasted the NSX from 0 to 60 in 5.2 seconds, serenading the driver all the way to its 8,000-rpm redline. By comparison, the Ferrari 348 of the same year took 5.6 seconds for its 300-horse V8 to pull the car to 60 mph. If that wasn’t enough to geld the stallion, the Acura cost about $60,000, while the Ferrari started at about $117,000. Ouch. To get the handling dialed in, Honda brought in their leading F1 driver, Ayrton Senna, as a consultant. According to NSX lore, Senna convinced the Honda engineers to stiffen the frame. American Indy Car driver Bobby Rahal also consulted on the car’s suspension design. Critical acclaim After the NSX was launched, Car and Driver maga- zine ran a five-way contest with the top sports cars of the day, including the Lotus Esprit Turbo, Corvette ZR-1, Porsche 911 Carrera 4, Ferrari 348 tb, and the NSX. The editors evaluated acceleration, handling, interior, and build quality, essentially reviewing the whole ownership and driving experience. Not surprisingly, the Acura came out on top, with remarks like “Olympicclass handling” and “no bad habits.” The NSX remained in production for an astonishing 2001 Acura NSX Lot F98.1, S/N JH4NA21611T000072 Condition: 1Sold at $52,380 Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 4/11/14 SCM# 243243 Sports Car Market Hollywood Wheels, Amelia Island, FL, 3/11/16 SCM# 271524 1992 Acura NSX Lot 73, S/N JH4NA1150NT000121 Condition: 2 Sold at $49,500 Worldwide Auctioneers, Auburn, IN, 8/29/14 SCM# 245272 Linhbergh LLC

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15 years, upgrading to a 3.2-liter engine at 290 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque, a 6-speed manual transmission, and a targa-style removable top before the end. By 2005, sticker price on a new NSX with all the upgrades was still only about $90,000. Shopping for an NSX In some ways, the comparatively low purchase price was a burden to the NSX. By midway through a normal lifespan, early NSX models were trading at around $25,000 with reasonable miles. Of course, that means reasonable miles for a Honda product, not a Ferrari, so you can add a zero or two on the odometer without worry. As a result, many NSX models endured a rougher-than-usual middle age for an exotic, including regular floggings on racetracks all over America. But that’s helped to boost the value of good low-mile cars today. When it comes to maintenance, the NSX requires a timing belt and water pump service every 90,000 miles, and even that’s not very expensive. Early models had a reputation for breaking a snap ring in the transmission, but if you buy a ’93 or later, it’s not an issue. The NSX also has a reputation for using up its rear tires, but it’s hard to see that as a major fault. The thing to remember is that the NSX is a Honda product, and it lasts like a Honda. The NSX is almost entirely made of aluminum. The semi-monocoque frame used aluminum plates and extruded frame members. All the external panels, as well as the engine and drivetrain, were aluminum alloy. Even the suspension arms and seat frames were magnet-proof. As a result, prudent buyers will always want to have any NSX thoroughly inspected for crash damage. Important change points for the model include 1995, when the targa top became available, and 1997, when the 3.2-liter engine and 6-speed transmission replaced the 3.0-liter on manual-shift cars. You could still get the 3.0 with an automatic transmission through the end of production. The final inflection point came in 2002, when fixed HID headlights replaced the pop-up lights of the earlier models. A new high mark Our feature car sold for $144,100, including buyer’s premium. That’s a new high-water mark for the NSX and impressive money. The most recent SCM Pocket Price Guide shows a median price of $74,900 and a high sale of $97,488 for a late-year NSX, and previous auction results have been in line with those estimations. But this isn’t just any old NSX. This one has covered just 4,300 miles since new. That’s barely a walk around the block for this car. Also, this NSX was treated to the CompTech supercharger upgrade that was available through dealers. This kit adds about 60 wheel horsepower on six pounds of boost. So the buyer can expect to see about 350 horsepower out of this car. With those factors in mind, it’s easy to see how this NSX earned a valuation well above average. Still, with an original purchase price (including upgrades) over $100,000, this NSX hasn’t appreciated very much over 11 years. But at the same time, it hasn’t lost much value from the original purchase price either, which makes it unique among NSX sales. I’ll call this car well sold and well bought. With the current boom in ’90s performance car valuations at auction thanks to a younger generation of buyer, this NSX won’t lose any value anytime soon, and it’s likely that the all-new NSX on its way to market this year will kindle more interest in the originals. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Auctions America.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $50,000 $75,000 $100,000 $125,000 $150,000 $25,000 $0 December 2016 Acura NSX $73,830 $64,900 $144,100 $77,000 $72,360 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 87 Courtesy of Auctions America

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Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE $29m RM Sotheby’s, London, U.K., p. 96 $21m Auctions America, Auburn, IN, p. 122 $16m Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., p. 132 $9.7m Artcurial, Le Mans, FRA, p. 110 $3m Worldwide Auctioneers, Auburn, IN, p. 142 Roundup, p. 154

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Market Reports Overview The British Market Not Dead Yet Thoughts on supercar value performance in the post-Brexit market By Chad Tyson Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) A 1. 1956 Porsche 550 Rennsport Spyder, $6,121,188—Bonhams, U.K., p. 138 2. 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT coupe, $3,226,720—RM Sotheby’s, U.K., p. 98 3. 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 coupe, $2,476,320—RM Sotheby’s, U.K., p. 104 4. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II cabriolet, $1,725,920—RM Sotheby’s, U.K., p. 106 5. 1977 Porsche 935 Factory Competition coupe, $1,440,871— Artcurial, FRA, p. 117 6. 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo S Lightweight coupe, $1,305,696— RM Sotheby’s, U.K., p. 104 7. 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V convertible, $1,275,680—RM Sotheby’s, U.K., p. 98 8. 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport cabriolet, $1,275,680—RM Sotheby’s, U.K., p. 106 9. 1990 Ferrari F40 coupe, $1,238,160—RM Sotheby’s, U.K., p. 109 10. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster, $1,050,560—RM Sotheby’s, U.K., p. 100 Best Buys 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino coupe, $250,713—Artcurial, FRA, p. 118 92 rtcurial returned to Le Mans for their biennial sale. This Le Mans Classic topped $10.1m from 71 sold cars. A factory Porsche 935 racer earned top-sale honors at $1,440,871. But the price was merely part of the emotion at the sale. Leo Van Hoorick was there and tells us the story. RM Sotheby’s threw down a gauntlet right in the middle of the seemingly industry-wide pity party. It’s not that their Battersea Evolution event set new records. The surprise came in the lack of a drop in numbers, as, post-Brexit, everything has been down in the U.K. Paul Hardiman says it was Porsches powering the sale to $29m. That wasn’t the only auction Hardiman at- tended for us recently, as three days later on September 10 he was back at Chichester for Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale. Total sales hit a five-year low at $16,290,618, but they did sell more cars in fewer lots than last year. Auctions America continued their Fall Auburn tradi- Was this one of your now-skyrocketing-priced poster cars? 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 coupe sold for $2,476,320 at RM Sotheby’s London auction Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue Artcurial Le Mans, FRA July 9, 2016 tion at the Auburn Auction Park. The sales total was up 10%, along with a 5% increase in the sales rate. That can add up to big numbers, given the 842 cars they ran over Labor Day weekend. Kevin Coakley attends the event every year, so he breaks down what Auctions America did differently this time around. Continuing their own Labor Day tradition Worldwide Auctioneers set up shop at the National Automobile and Truck Museum. All told, 56 lots sold for $3m. High sale was a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300S coupe for $572,000. Senior Auction Analyst B. Mitchell Carlson tells us more. Chad’s Market Moment: Modern super-performance, as long as it has the right badge (Maranello or Stuttgart), has rocketed up in value. I’ve overheard dozens of times at auction, or in discussions of the collector car market, the theory that people collect what they lusted after as youths. By my count there are few present collectors who were young enough to dream of someday hanging on for dear life in a 599 GTO, FXX or 918 as they race across some “Top Gear” landscape. I figure, at best, the newest collectors in the market might have had a Diablo, GT2 or an early second-generation Viper as their respective poster cars. So I’m suspicious of youthful fantasies as the biggest push for newish supercars. This looks an awful lot more like speculation on future market movement. Cars didn’t used to be considered collectible until at least 15 or 20 years after production. How many cars in the next auction catalog you get have model years that start 201X? Droitwich, U.K. July 10, 2016 Greensboro, NC July 28–30, 2016 RM Sotheby’s Plymouth, MI July 30, 2016 September 1–4, 2016 Auctions America Auburn, IN September 3, 2016 Worldwide Auburn, IN September 7, 2016 September 10, 2016 Chichester, U.K. RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. Bonhams $0 $5m $10m $15m $3m $29m $16.3m $20m 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 Perhaps there is another reason for all of this: perfor- mance. If the F512 M was the Ferrari you dreamed about as a 15-year-old in 1995, is it so much of a leap into a 599 with 6-speed manual? The price difference — outside of the SA Aperta or XX models — is surprisingly close. And doesn’t 612 horsepower sound better than 440? I guess that’s starting to make a lot more sense. ♦ $25m $30m GAA H&H $1.1m $9.5m $6.4m $21m $10.1m 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3 coupe, $142,576—RM Sotheby’s, U.K., p. 102 1970 Jaguar XKE Series II 4.2 convertible, $74,800—Auctions America, IN, p. 124 1958 Pontiac Bonneville convertible, $67,100—Auctions America, IN, p. 128 1979 Vauxhall Chevette HS2300 hatchback, $19,156—Bonhams, U.K., p. 136 Sports Car Market

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Market Reports Trending Now Buy/Sell/Hold Thinking about wading into the auction market? SCM’s editors offer some recommendations on three alluring sports cars By Jim Pickering Median Sold Price $160,000 $140,000 $1200,000 $40,000 $60,000 $80,000 $100,000 $20,000 $0 $110,000 22% $89,834 34% $58,310 11% $52,380 $61,760 2% $60,824 4% $66,846 8% $133,336 21% $131,028 -1% $132,000 -1% Buy: 1954–63 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible— Despite the “Sport Light” designation, the 190SL isn’t what I’d classify as a sports car — at least not compared to the world-beating 300SLs built at the same time. But it does share a lot of the same looks as its bigger, faster siblings, and that has helped to boost both the car’s image and its value in a collector car market that loves the 300SL for its performance and flat-out usability. Recent 190 sales have not set the world on fire with regard to pricing, but with overall totals and a number of model valuations cooling slightly over what was achieved in 2015, these still look like a good place to put some money. Buy a good 190SL with no needs for bang-on the SCM median and you’ll be able to use it as much as you want while still pulling all your money — or more — out of it when it’s time to sell. 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Number produced: 25,881 Number sold at auction in the past year: 56 Average price of those cars: $129,125 Current SCM median value: $132,000 Median Sold Price $250,000 $300,000 $350,000 $400,000 $450,000 $500,000 $200,000 $150,000 $100,000 $50,000 $0 $452,064 43% $285,000 -2% $290,000 $272,500 -4% $315,265 40% $247,500 -9% $244,600 0% $244,000 -1% $225,000 -80% $379,500 -16% Sell: 2004–05 Ferrari 575 Superamerica — The October 2016 SCM cover headline set the stage: “Ferrari 575M Superamerica: Prices Retract From 2014 Peak.” The 2005 example we profiled in that issue sold for $385k. Then three more came to Monterey, and the average bid price of those cars was just $351k. Only two sold, bringing $330k and $374k — significantly below the $440k median valuation from SCM’s most recent Pocket Price Guide. Maybe buyers feel that the 550 and 575 are simply aging, and they’re wary of expensive mechanical and/or electrical issues on the horizon — especially the Superamerica’s expensive rotating glass roof. Whatever the reason, the trend appears to be negative right now, and you can either see that as a warning or an opportunity. All things considered, I’d sell now. Number produced: 559 Number sold at auction in the past year: 9 Average price of those cars: $491,155 Current SCM median value: $440,000 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Median Sold Price $300,000 $250,000 $200,000 $150,000 $100,000 $50,000 $0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 94 $145,000 0% $145,000 $138,600 3% $135,000 -7% $135,000 -3% $121,125 -27% $120,295 -1% $167,000 24% $248,000 106% $250,000 1% Hold: 1998–01 Lamborghini Diablo VT — Poster car mania continues, and this time it’s with the Countach’s younger sibling, the Diablo. The same things you’ve heard about the Countach and next-gen collectors’ drive to own them apply to the Diablo — just instead of staring at posters of Brooke Shields when they should have been doing their math homework, these buyers were looking at Pamela Anderson. Monterey saw five all-wheel-drive Diablo VTs cross the auction block. The average bid price for those cars was $256k — a solid bump over the $180k valuation listed in the most recent SCM Pocket Price Guide. Will the trend continue? That’s hard to say, given the current status of the market. But I’d suggest holding on before making a move, as the Countach flew higher, and so too can the Diablo. Number produced: N/A Number sold at auction in the past year: 3 Average price of those cars: $286,000 Current SCM median valuation: $183,600 Sports Car Market BUY SELL HOLD

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RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. RM Sotheby’s — London It was all about the air-cooled Porsches at RM’s 10th London sale Company RM Sotheby’s Date September 7, 2016 Location London, U.K. Auctioneer Maarten ten Holder Automotive lots sold/offered 65/86 Sales rate 76% Sales total $29,000,012 High sale 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT, sold at $3,226,720 A group of eight Porsches from one private collection generated over $6.3m in sales Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics However, some huge prices for late-model aircooled Porsche 911s will upset value averages, and no doubt prompt a rash of owners to bring similar cars to market. Bear in mind that the dollar prices won’t look quite R as healthy as they do in pounds, because since the U.K. public’s decision in June to leave the European Union, the exchange rate is significantly poorer (in the dollar’s favor) than we have grown used to in the past couple of years. This time last year a pound bought you over $1.50 — now it’s just shy of $1.30. The eight cars were from a single, private Porsche collection, mostly with low mileage, and all but two were in excellent order. The 1995 993 GT2 fetched an incredible $2,476,320 — or, to put it another way, at £1.8m, more than a million pounds over its estimate. A 1993 Turbo S Lightweight sold for $1,305,696, a world record for a 964 series at auction. A 1993 Carrera RS fetched $960,512, a new auction benchmark for the model and close to half a million pounds more than the previous record. And a 1995 Carrera RS Clubsport went for $540,288, an auction record for the model. Even a 4-speed 930 made strong money at $187,500, beating the nicer 5-speed 1989 Turbo by $45k. Only the RS 2.7 Lightweight looked disappointing — the engine change was cataloged, but RM Sotheby’s only discovered 96 M Sotheby’s shattered auction records at its 10th anniversary, drive-through London sale. The nicely shortly before the sale that it had been reshelled, which severely knocked the value to a replica-like $300,160. In all, the group generated $6,333,376. original DB4GT was the night’s biggest seller. Elsewhere, a driver-quality 1973 RS Touring (Lot 152) fetched a newly realistic $615,328, but the tidy 1974 example (Lot 175) failed to sell. At the other end of the scale was one of the first lots — a barn-find 1967 London, U.K. Iso Grifo GL Series I which, although truly rotten at the bottom, was the subject of a spirited bidding contest and achieved $172,592 against a pre-sale estimate of $40,200–$67,000. A resto-project 356 pre-A Speedster made $307,664. Of the two Cobras, only one sold: the 1963 Shelby at $615,328, while the 1967 AC 289, sharing the presale podium with the 1957 300SL in Erdbeerrot ($1,050,560), bid to almost the same — just over its lower estimate of £450k ($603k), but failed to sell. Three modern Mercedes from the same Italian collector joined the 300SL Roadster: 2011, 2013 and 2104 AMG Black Series, ranging from $163k to $518k. Other notables were a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT cabriolet Series II at $1,725,920, a 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport cabriolet at $1,275,680 and a 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V convertible $1,275,680. Weirdie of the night had to be the Hustler 6 “woodie.” One of these “shower cubicles on wheels” fetched £9,200 ($14,008) at auction last year (when the pound was worth something), but this was the rare plywood-panelled version, finished with a distinctly nautical air, and almost doubled that price (in sterling, at least) at $20,261. Its maverick designer William Towns, who also did the origami Lagonda, might well have approved…. ♦ $30m $40m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 Sales Totals 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Buyer’s premium 12%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.75) Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. ENGLISH #163-1929 BENTLEY 6½ LITRE Sedanca de Ville. S/N KR2687. Eng. # KR2686. Green/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 2,284 miles. Huge and magnificent. Body straight and doors still fit well, excellent recent paint, roof vinyl is good. Rear-seat leather is gorgeously lived-in, while fronts are newer. Timber work inside still very good, with glasses and decanters in cocktail cabinet. Slightly tarnished radiator shell would improve with a polish. Headlights show small dings. Motor tidy, recently put back to original-type Smiths price. No surprises, and a fair deal both ways, although soon retailed in London “POA.” #169-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT coupe. S/N DB40126R. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 36,127 miles. Fairly original—titivated over its life rather than fully restored, and leather is just starting to show some wear. Motor punched out from 3,670 cc (306 hp) to 4.2 liters. Removable rear cage plus rally tripmeter, and a pair of DBR1-style bucket seats (not fitted) come with it. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $3,226,720. Prior to the sale, one dealer I TOP 10 No. 2 haul in 1988, a body resto in 1989, a suspension and handling upgrade in 1990, and an LSD in 1991. Acquired by the vendor at the Brooks Goodwood Festival of Speed auction in 1999. Restored again around 2000, with some more detailing after 2006, and still perfect apart from slightly baggy leather in front. multi-jet carb. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $480,256. The 1929 Olympia Motor Show car and another from the collection of Edward Carter... and like so many cars at this auction, let go slightly (well, 19%, actually) behind the lower estimate, in this case £320k ($428k) hammer against £395k ($525k). Surprising, because this is remarkable in its originality as well as condition, when so many have been chopped into pseudo-racers. Offered, but not sold, by RM for $702,000 at Villa Erba May 2013 (SCM# 6385343), before it was repainted and put back to original spec, so we assume Mr. Carter bought it after that sale. Here, well bought, at middling 4½ Litre money. #165-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 SE road- ster. S/N S673219. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 21,880 miles. Straight and tidy, with good door fit. Slightly boy-racered up with large Monza fuel filler on rear deck, aeroscreens, louvered hood, plus alloy-rim Borranis, XK 140 motor with C-type head, 5-speed ‘box, discs all around and Harvey Bailey handling kit. Seat leather just taking on vey Bailey front anti-roll bar. U.K. registered, but left-hand drive. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $690,368. Supplied by AM to Italy in 1963, then returned to the U.K. in 2005. This was a nice, straight, no-stories car (matching numbers, low ownership, in its original color and with its tools), but come on, everybody, this is practically DB5 money. Well sold. some patina. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $150,080. Originally sold in the U.S. in Birch Gray with Biscuit and red leather; back to the U.K. in the ’90s. From the five-car collection of Edward Carter—who bought it in 2010. Sold where expected and exactly mid-estimate hammer 98 TOP 10 No. 7 #153-1963 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series V convertible. S/N DB4C1102R. Eng. # 3701106. Silver/black canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 2,501 miles. Last stop before the DB5 and only 70 built. Received an engine rebuild and chassis over- and slightly flared rear arches. Leather, lightly creased and worn, looks more used than the rest of it. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $562,800. Not sold against an estimate of £450k–£500k ($602k–$669k), although bid to £420k ($563k). Last sold in Monaco by Bonhams in 2004 for $214,055 (SCM# 1559657), where we also noted that it had been right-handdrive converted in Sweden in 1981. You might have expected this to sell, having been within spitting distance of the minimum. #189-1983 HUSTLER 6 In Wood utility. S/N 382LVL08374. Varnished wood/white & turquoise leather. RHD. Odo: 38,475 miles. And now for something completely different... really different. Whereas the “standard” Hus- Sports Car Market spoke to was hoping to get it for £1.5m ($2m), but told me later that his client would have gone to £1.8m ($2.4m). As it happened, high interest drove the hammer price up past the £2m ($2.7m) mark. That’s down to rarity (only 75 made at the factory, although there are plenty of later knock-offs made from regular DB4s), and relative originality. I would say well sold, but this car sold itself. (See profile, p. 74.) #160-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series II coupe. S/N DB4490L. Green/black leather. Odo: 75,718 km. Straight, with good floors and no rot. Rechromed bumpers lightly microblistered, and polish marks under the plating. Door handles a bit pickled. Leather lightly baggy and creased. Motor clean and tidy in factory finishes, with recent stainless exhaust. Optional oil cooler from new, now with a Har- With original engine, factory overdrive. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,275,680. In the U.S. from 1969 until mid-’80s. Completed the third Pirelli Classic Marathon in 1990 (shades of the original “The Italian Job” there). Last in the SCM Platinum Auction Database in 2006, when it sold for $314,868 (SCM# 1566585). This time hammered sold £100k, or about 10%, short of the £950k ($1.125m) lower estimate, as is becoming the norm at English auctions these days. #173-1967 AC 289 roadster. S/N COB6120. Eng. # 6D13F. Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 10,228 km. British-market Mk III Cobra—although AC couldn’t use the name as by then it was owned by Ford, so it’s badged AC 289. (Please note: All Cobras were actually made by AC in Thames Ditton. Shelby just did the drivetrains.) Following an earlier racing career (crashed in 1977) and restoration, it’s good all around. Now with Shelby badge on the nose, but retains the competition fuel filler

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RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. tler looks like a shower cubicle on wheels, and could be had as a six-wheeler, this one is the “Hustler-in-Wood,” paneled in marine-grade ply, although the hood is in teak for a little extra style. No side windows. Very nautical air includes horns, jackstaff and chrome ladder up the back to reach the water skis mounted on the roof. Trimmed in leather, which looks pretty fresh. No engine number, so we hope 76,549 miles. “Replica” is what the factory called copies of their Le Mans racer. Supplied by the factory as a rolling chassis in 1964. Originally bodied by its first owner as a coupe—it had originally been intended to be a Sebring. This (replica!) body fitted in 1982. Straight and shiny with newish leather. Well used in historic motorsports and recently rebuilt by Blakeney Motorsport. Fuel cell valid Odo: 34,491 miles. Restored (over a previous restoration) 2012–14 by Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in California. Result is perfect paint and excellent chrome, with a few polish marks. New leather, carpets and top. Perfect dash and no cracks in steering-wheel rim. Motor-in factory finishes and not over-polished. Euro lights, Rudge wheels, fitted luggage. U.S. title. Said to be one of 30 originally finished in this strawberry metallic hue (DB543 Erdbeerrot). Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,050,560. it’s a 1275 as declared. Aftermarket steel wheels painted to match interior leather. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,261. Even designer William Towns (yes, the same one who designed the Aston DBS and Lagonda) probably didn’t imagine this. Missed the rather ambitious £20k–£30k ($27k–$140k) estimate by a mile. The last stock (i.e. still like a shower room) six-wheel Hustler sold at auction was at Bonhams Beaulieu last year, and fetched £9,200 ($14,008). For this, there is no precedent.... #151-1986 FORD RS200 S coupe. S/N SFACXXBJ2CGL00137. White/gray & red velour. Odo: 4,128 miles. One of 20 S models produced (remember, Ford struggled to shift these after the demise of Group B rallying). Good and tidy order, commensurate with very low mileage—although with some tiny marks and chips in the nose. Seat cloth unworn, just lightly squashed on driver’s side. Rare for a road-going version, this has the extra gearstick until 2018. Alloy-rim wire wheels run new Pirelli Cinturatos. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $345,184. So you might correctly call this a Le Mans Replica replica, or a replica Le Mans Replica.... Part of a five-car collection from the estate of Edward Carter that included a lightly rodded XK 120 and a Bentley 6½ sedanca. Hammered a little under the lower estimate of £250k ($330k)...and, although it’s a well-known and accepted car in Nash and racing circles, perhaps slight bitsa status slightly taints the value here. Compare that with the original car with Salvadori provenance three days later (£600k, $804k) and the re-creation at the same sale (not sold, but expected to make at least £150k/$190k). #157-1955 PORSCHE 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster. S/N 80945. White/black vinyl. RHD. Seventh of 19 RHD pre-A Speedsters. Rough, micro-blistered paint. Previously red, and ID tag is missing. No instruments, rest of interior is okay. Said to have original 1600 motor, so numbers-matching. Except the trans- In Japan for a few years before export to the U.S. in 2005. Last offered June 2015, when it bid to $1.4m, unsold, at Motostalgia’s Indy sale (SCM# 6784665). Before that sold by Gooding & Company at Pebble Beach 2014 for $1.7m, with 34,471 miles (SCM# 6710746). So this has been passed around a bit, and therefore no surprise the price was slightly on the low side— even with 12% premium some £116k ($155k) under the £900k ($1.2m) lower estimate. It looks even lower in dollars because of the 10% shift in exchange rates since then, so the story isn’t quite as bleak as it looks—and good news for U.S. buyers. #133-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight coupe. S/N 9113601418. Yellow/black velour. Odo: 62,204 km. Last lot (although oldest car, so it’ll appear first) of the private, eight-car Porsche collection. Originally an M471 Lightweight. Restored in mid’80s. Fair order but looks a bit tatty against the rest of this immaculate Porsche collection, with varying shades of yellow more apparent in the catalog than under the dark lights at Battersea Evolution. Slightly orange-peeled in places and with a few tiny bubbles. Not original motor (unstamped casings) or transmis- to adjust the front/rear torque split, which was usually only fitted to the rally cars. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $232,624. Originally supplied to Luxembourg via Germany; with first owner for 23 years, then 2014–15 in the collection of Jay Kay. Sold fair, while In Another Place three days later, a real ex-Works Group B car with minor history fetched £90k ($120k) more. GERMAN #162-1954 FRAZER NASH LE MANS REPLICA roadster. S/N 421200210. Eng. # 1150. Blu Scuro/black leather. RHD. Odo: 100 mission, which, according to the catalog, is a later unit. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $307,664. Original delivery in Hong Kong, to the U.K. in 1990, and then stored for 25 years. Big premium paid for the ultra-rare RHD Speedster as the vast majority of these cars were built LHD for the U.S. market. Sold way over the high estimate, but originality is the new gray. Which was the new black.... TOP 10 No. 10 #159-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. S/N 1980427500239. Erdbeerrot/black cloth/tan leather. sion, although it’s tidy, with new Nylocs on the cam covers. Rally tripmeter and rear cage fitted. German title, and has a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $300,160. Whoops. This sold quite cheaply, so what’s going on here? 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RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. number had been transplanted. A replacement engine is one thing, but a replacement shell in a Lightweight is something of a disaster. RM Sotheby’s was good enough to ’fess up on the day, and that severely knocked its value to about half of what had been expected. So the hardware is worth about £150k, and the identity adds £100k ($134k).... #152-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring coupe. S/N 9113600435. Eng. # 6630466. White/black & white houndstooth cloth. Odo: 32,880 miles. Nice and tidy sunroof model. Seat cloth looks too good to be original, so assuming it’s repro. Catalog states it was originally Signal Yellow without mention of when the color change happened. Mo- lid. That and repaint and uneven surfaces in door shuts points to kidney-bowl work. Ghastly colored interior has worn well. Motor $56,280. Given the couple of recent successes Silverstone has had recently with G-Wagens, RM Sotheby’s no doubt thought it worth including...so I will, too. Wide estimate range of £25k–£40k ($33k–$53k) suggested they didn’t know quite where it would go, but it sold over the top of that band with premium, so I’ll call that a success story. #177-1985 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 50 is dry underneath. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $187,600. First of a small Porsche collection, some of which made amazing prices. Sterling paid here was pretty special for a rough car too, at the high end of the £110k–£130k ($145k–$170k) estimate. Very well sold, the higher price given this early car versus the 1989 930 five -speed due to the special allure of the first two years of the 3.0 Turbo. #142-1981 MERCEDES-BENZ 300GD tor and exhausts look like they’ve been in service, but no leaks. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $615,328. Delivered new in Portugal, to France in 2011, into the U.K. in 2014. On the money in the current market—Porsche specialist Autofarm was asking similar money for a nice, driver-quality Touring in similar spec at about the time. Seems like £450k is the new £600k ($800k).... #126-1977 PORSCHE 930 Turbo Car- rera coupe. S/N 9307700268. Copper Brown Metallic/orange-brown leather. Odo: 83,229 miles. First-gen 930, so that means 4-speed and no intercooler. Lacquer flaking off trunk LWB utility. S/N WDB46033317014557. Agave Green/black vinyl. Odo: 12,985 km. Tidy, low-mileage LWB G-Wagen—originally a Steyr design, lest we forget. Good original paint and no discernible wear to interior. In Italy all its life, with Rome plates and still Italian titled. From the same collector as three AMG Black Series cars. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT probably a condition 1—even the bumpers are still wrapped. Seats appear unused. Sits on pristine-looking, but probably rock-hard, Michelin XZXs. German title. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $21,011. Offered without reserve and sold for about half of what RM had hoped for. It is still a 1200 Beetle.... #114-1986 AUDI QUATTRO SPORT hatchback. S/N WAUZZZ85ZEA905076. Red/gray leather. Odo: 32,672 miles. Straight, shiny and very well kept. Seat bolster leather a little shiny, but suede inserts unworn; with harnesses. Original aluminum block replaced with iron block by factory in 1988. With Jahre Käfer 2-dr sedan. S/N WVWZZZ11ZGM002683. Eng. # D1536567. Silver/gray velour. Odo: 25 km. 50th anniversary special edition. One of 3,150, but practically unused. Under the dust and protective wax coating, it’s books, tools and spare key. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $540,288. One of five U.K.-delivery cars, of 164 road versions. Sold well over top estimate of £320k ($425k), which would have been based on a handful of previous sales. Very well sold, but the pound is suddenly cheaper if you’re banking in pretty much any other currency. #127-1989 PORSCHE 930 Turbo 3.3 coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ93ZKS000409. Black/black leather. Odo: 75,384 miles. Final-year 930, so G50 5-speed. Nicely kept, with no rot and only lightly creased leather. Very period Siemens car BEST BUY 102 Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. phone and big, ugly speakers cut into door cards are of a certain age. Motor dry underneath. Pipes and exchangers in good order. With books, still in leather pouch. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $142,576. I expected this to sell for more than the first-gen 930, as this 1989 was so much nicer and the best driving 930 due to the 5-speed transmission. But collectors like the early 3.0 cars the best (1976–77), so this 1989 sold a bit under its lower estimate of £110k ($145k). A good purchase by an astute buyer, but a bet on lots of continued interest in Turbo prices—which certainly looks like a good bet— for now. #138-1990 BMW Z1 roadster. S/N WBABA91010AL06057. Red/black cloth/ black camo suede. Odo: 249 miles. Looks almost like new—no cracks around door pushes or locks. No scuffs on inner panels of sliding doors, which operate perfectly. Camouflage (in shades of charcoal to black) seats lightly creased and baggy, but they don’t last well. sale. Good, tidy and unscuffed. As a lefthander it doesn’t have power steering, which is good. Speedo was changed at 37,710 so real mileage reading is about 93k. With books including RS supplement, plus Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $225,120. Gulf States-spec and originally sold to Japan; finally into the U.K. in 2015. Hammered sold a little under the £160k ($210k) lower estimate. The same week, and also in London, I drove a right-handed one of these— probably a little tidier and with a few more miles—asking £250k ($335k). Compared with the huge money fetched for the other aircooled collectible Porsche in this sale, looks something of a bargain. #128-1993 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS 3.8 coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ96ZPS497097. Silver/ gray & black leather. Odo: 16,652 km. Another from the night’s Porsche collection. In the seller’s hands from new, and with minimal mileage. Well kept and presents almost like new. With books, service history and harnesses, but no carpet. Shiny and unscuffed. With books and tools. On German title. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $540,288. In our Porsche collector’s ownership from new, and sold almost twice over the lower estimate ($290k). But...it is the last air-cooled Carrera, in exceptional condition. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $960,512. And here’s where the money started to get serious. I know it’s the most desirable run-out 3.8 model, with only 55 built, but a million bucks for a 964? This was 50% over its estimate and very well sold. TOP 10 No. 6 Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $105,056. Ultra-low mileage explains it. Delivered new to Sweden and not registered until it reached England in 2013. Sold previously by Silverstone at their May 2014 auction at $84,203 (SCM# 6709990). This time sold right where RM Sotheby’s expected. That’s about twice the price of a driverquality car, but find another like this. #150-1992 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ96ZNS491414. Blue/ blue & black leather. Odo: 55,180 miles. Not from the main Porsche collection earlier in the “ 104 #129-1993 PORSCHE 911 Turbo S Lightweight coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ96ZPS479031. Yellow/gray & black leather. Odo: 6,310 km. From the same collection as the preceding and following lots, one of 86 built. Very well kept—lightly worn seats are the only clue it’s been driven. With original books and service record, plus Porsche TOP 10 No. 3 #132-1995 PORSCHE 911 GT2 coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZTS392064. Blue/gray & black leather. Odo: 12,730 km. The pinnacle of our Porsche collection. One of 57 road-going GT2s built, and owned by the seller from new. Very well kept and presents almost as-new, with original purchase Certificate of Authenticity. German title. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,305,696. Our man was evidently getting more serious as he built his collection (acquiring this in 1997), as this one has the little mileage shared between its two owners. Sold for an incredible amount, almost four times the pre-sale estimate ($330k). Watch the asking prices of however many are left of the other 85 rocket skywards. #130-1995 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS Clubsport coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZSS390250. Red/black velour. Odo: 9,000 km. One of 100 Clubsports, so with welded-in roll cage, strut-tower brace and buckets with order, handbooks, service book and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,476,320. And another mental price... Over double the high estimate, and all because more than one man wanted it. It wasn’t even that late in the evening... Watch them all come out of the woodwork now. And here’s where the money started to get serious. I know it’s the most desirable run-out 3.8 model, with only 55 built, but a million bucks for a 964? This was 50% over its estimate and very well sold. 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera ” Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. Market Moment #131-1998 PORSCHE 911 Turbo S coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZWS370536. Red/ black leather. Odo: 38,992 km. Another one owned by our Porsche collector from new. Straight, tidy and unscuffed. Leather looks hardly used—aside from slight wear to driver’s outer seat bolster—but has actually done Remi Dargegen, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s 1996 Porsche 993 GT2 Sold at $2,476,320 RM Sotheby’s, London, U.K., September 7, 2016, Lot 132 s/n WP0ZZZ99ZTS392064 Porsche 993 GT2s are the acknowledged pinnacle of air-cooled Porsches. They are 430–450 horsepower, twin-turbocharged, rear-wheel-drive-only monsters with muscular fender flares, wide modular wheels with titanium centers, front spoilers and big rear wings. When new, GT2s were never imported into North America. The petition to qualify them for Show or Display (eliminating compliance with a long list of modifications) was approved by DoT in 2012. Since then, American collectors have been buying up GT2s as fast as excellent examples are located. Just 194 were ever built: 37 in Club Sport dress (street and track), and 157 Strasses (purely street). The Club Sports eliminated some weight and were seldom optioned up with radios, air conditioning, or power windows. The race car series of the GT2 are famous in America, thanks to the iconic Champion and Rohr Porsches that won or placed second at Sebring, Daytona, and lots of other IMSA venues from 1995 to 1999. The car at RM Sotheby’s London auction was a stellar example of a Strasse — one of two ever delivered in Riviera Blue paint, and the only one with that paint code on its build sheet. It was in superb condition with 12,730 km (7,800 miles), all in the hands of one Stuttgart-based owner, with full maintenance records. The pre-auction reasoning was that if you had to have a Riviera Blue GT2, this car was the one to have. Two Americans in the hall and someone on the phone did in fact think that way. My friend in the room prevailed and bought this, but not until he had exceeded his pre-sale limits. Hey, it’s only money. It’s replaceable — a one-owner, low-mileage, excellent-condition Riviera Blue GT2 is not. That formula led to a $2.5m final price, well above the previous auction high sale of $973,500 for a GT2 (SCM# 6773319), at Gooding Amelia in 2015. It was also an outlier — a unique price for a unique car, not likely to be seen again for at least several years. — Prescott Kelly about 25k miles. Period Motorola phone, red brake calipers. With original sales invoice as well as handbook, service book and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. German title. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $420,224. Prices started to return to something like normal at the auction with this one, as it went for only a little ($105k) over top estimate of £240k ($315k), plus premium. ITALIAN TOP 10 No. 8 #147-1939 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 Sport cabriolet. S/N 915019. Dark chestnut brown/black cloth/green leather. RHD. Odo: 15,841 miles. Immaculately restored—a while ago. Reskinned in the Czech Republic after electrolysis and deterioration between aluminum body and steel frame. Older paint now showing a few small imperfections. Newish leather redone since resto. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,275,680. Sold a little way under the £1m ($1.3m) estimate. I thought it would fetch more, although replica body and perhaps slightly less-than-watertight history had something to do with it. TOP 10 No. 4 #134-1960 FERRARI 250 GT Series II cabriolet. S/N 1881GT. Eng. # 1881GT. Grigio Acciaio/red leather. Odo: 106 106 Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. 63,286 miles. Restored and near perfect. Unusual original color. Motor-in factory finishes and period-style black battery is a nice touch. Swiss title. Ferrari Classiche certified. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,725,920. The 33rd of 101 built, delivered new to Italy, then in Switzerland 1987–96, then to Monaco, followed by the Netherlands before Swiss acquisition in 2007. Realistically estimated for today’s market and sold right where expected. #186-1961 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Sprint 1300 coupe. S/N AR159206. Yellow/ red leather. Odo: 21,959 miles. Freshly restored, although grille center section is lightly dinged. Paint prep looks a little rushed, as some sanding marks still visible. New leather and carpets. Not quite sure about the chrome black leather. Offered at no reserve (presumably no documents, as offered on a bill of sale) and hammered sold around half the £50k ($65k) lower estimate. This was near the end of a long evening sale, and the buyer did well to hold out until near the end in the hope of snapping up a bargain. #108-1967 ISO GRIFO GL Series I coupe. S/N GL640064D. Yellow/black leather. RHD. Odo: 65,870 miles. One of about 34 RHD Series 1s. Center-lock Campagnolos from new. Doesn’t look too awful, but it was parked outside for 20 years, so the bottom five inches of the car are missing. “Held together by the roof and doors,” RM Sotheby’s man told me before the sale. Quite a nice car when parked, apparently. Interior is all there, leather reserve, its pre-sale estimate was just £30k–£50k ($40k–$60k). I thought it would easily exceed the estimates, but it did a lot more than that, finishing up at £128,800. (See profile, p. 76.) #136-1967 MASERATI MISTRAL 4.0 Spyder. S/N AM109SA1657. Eng. # AM109SA1657. Silver/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 24,618 km. One of 37 4.0-liter Spyders and evidently well cared for. Nice paint (put on in 2008) and chrome. Leather original and very shiny. New EFFPI steering wheel. Still on wire wheels... Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $37,520. Originally supplied to Switzerland, in red over might come back. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $172,592. Seller paid £8,000 (about $11,500) in 1986, later took it to his estate in Scotland for a restoration that never happened. Why you’d leave it outside to rot... Offered without indirect fuel injection. With Maserati Classiche documentation. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $990,528. Finally, a Maserati catches up with the Aston Martins...well, almost. Selling over its £650k ($865k) top estimate, this has gone some way to closing that gap. Although the 1964 Mistral prototype earlier in the auction failed to sell. #120-1971 LANCIA STRATOS HF Stra- dale coupe. S/N 829AR0001544. Red/brown & black Alcantara. Odo: 70,773 miles. 44th built of, er...who knows how many (general consensus is 492). Very original, and interior doing better than they usually do, with little wear to seat suede, decent carpets and good mouse fur to dash top. Still rides on correct CN36s, and even the panel fit (we use that term loosely) look better than average. Italian title. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $412,720. Mostly stored since 1984, which helps explain the well-preserved condition. Like everything else, these have slipped back a bit, not helped by a spat over ownership of several examples between the world’s biggest Stratos collector and his father. #178-1974 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA Su- per 1600 Familiare wagon. S/N AR1989331. Silver/red leather. Odo: 72,805 km. Tidy, with a few dust marks in windows-in repaint, and the red sections have orange-peeled. Rear hatch no longer self-supporting. Seats (and dash to match) redone in red leather. Weirdly, the reg number has been marker-penned on to 108 Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. the dash too. No visible join in roof, as with Colli conversions. Italian title. Cond: 3+. paint, but brightwork mostly good. Leather quite shiny and may be original. Dash top SOLD AT $39,021. Originally with the Italian Ministry of the Interior (of which the police is part, but hey...I drive an ex-police estate car), pensioned off in 1981. Offered without reserve, and sold for around half the rather hopeful lower estimate of £55k ($70k). Around 10 years ago I bought one of these for £16,100 ($30k).... #145-1990 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFG134B000089028. Red/red velour. Odo: 5,670 km. With catalytic convertor and non-adjustable suspension. Originally supplied to Italy. No cracks in body. Interior carbon still plastic-wrapped. Seat weave unworn but lightly baggy, dash-top fabric excellent. Recent service included belts and tank TOP 10 No. 9 okay. One of 2,150 built, with factory-optional heater, power top and power seat. Original radio said to still work. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $78,792. Has been in Rome and sold midestimate, for five times the money that Silverstone got for a fairly average ’59 Series 62 sedan the week before. This is a much more desirable car—and you just don’t see them here—so still a fair deal for both sides. #122-1963 SHELBY COBRA roadster. S/N CSX2082. Red/black leather. Odo: 2,423 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Early 289, pleasingly with narrow squared-off wheelarches. Crashed in mid-’70s and repaired, with older restoration still holding up well. Light wear and creasing to seat leather and AC steering wheel badge. Heater from new, now with alternator. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $615,328. Original advertising billed these as the AC Shelby Cobra, by the way. Supplied new in bag change. Original tires still fitted, although you wouldn’t want to actually drive on them. With books and tools, Ferrari Classiche certified. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,238,160. Hammered just about on the £885k ($1.1m) lower estimate, so obviously just enough to buy it. These appear to have weathered the gentle market easing better than most. AMERICAN #180-1954 CADILLAC ELDORADO Sport convertible. S/N 546268909. White/red & white leather. Odo: 55,982 miles. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A few chips and cracks in Illinois, last in SCM Platinum Auction Database in 2003 (right before it returned to the U.K.), when it sold with 603 miles at BarrettJackson for $167k (SCM# 1556553) and we said, “The seventh 289 built. The first Cobras were 260 V8s, and all the earlier cars have the less-desirable worm-and-sector steering. A decent car, not totally original, finds a new home at an above market (for condition) price.” This time it went under the lower estimate ($635k), but so did just about everything else. © CAR COLLECTOR December 2016 AMERICAN ™ AmericanCarCollector.com/subscribe 109 SUBSCRIBE TO ACC 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 Keith Martin’s

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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA Artcurial — Le Mans Classic Top-selling car was a Porsche 935 at $1.4m, hammered by an emotional Hervé Poulain — who had driven the car at the 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours Company Artcurial Motorcars Date July 9, 2016 Location Le Mans, FRA Auctioneer Hervé Poulain Automotive lots sold/offered 71/115 Sales rate 62% Sales total $10,108,733 High sale 1977 Porsche 935 factory competition coupe, sold at $1,440,871 Auctioneer Hervé Poulain truly knows how to drop the hammer in more ways than one, having driven this car at Le Mans — 1977 Porsche 935 Factory Competition coupe, sold at $1,440,871 Report and photos by Leo Van Hoorick Market opinions in italics T he very dynamic Peter Auto organization, together with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, created the Le Mans Classic in 2002. An event organized every two years, it offers an incredible retrospective of the legen ary Le Mans 24 Hours. Today, it can compete top-notch European events such as Goodwood. T year’s edition welcomed over 130,000 visitors. Artcurial has hosted a relatively high-profile a tion at the Le Mans Classic ever since 2010, but 2016 didn’t bring many great results for the French auction house. Despite more than $10.1m in total sales, the sale rate was low by recent standards and the big-ticket cars such as the hugely desirable 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta failed to find a new home. This also was the case for the very original 1949 Delage 3-Liter racer or Buyer’s premium 16% up to $996,300; 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.90) Le Mans, FRA the 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, to name but a few. In all, there were 16 Porsches on offer, eight of which found a taker. For Ferrari, the balance was even worse: Of the 18 in the catalog, just onethird sold. Artcurial put this down to a lack of British buyers in the room, this being the first major car sale in Europe after Brexit. Matthieu Lamoure, Managing Director of Artcurial Motorcars commented, “Despite the glorious sunshine, the British collectors were sadly missing.” The top-selling car of the sale was a rather special Porsche 935, hammered down by an emotional Hervé Poulain — who had driven the car during the 1980 Le Mans 24 Hours. Selling to a U.S. buyer, the Porsche sold for an on-estimate $1.4m. Second-highest sale was a very nice 1961 Mercedes 300SL Roadster, with disc brakes and a retrofitted aluminum block (back in 1984, no doubt one of the last available from the factory) at $1,055,625. This very car sold here two years ago for an impressive $1,515,877. Alas, the market for 300SLs was at its peak then. Many have come to market since and things are cooling down a bit, but nonetheless, the owner took a 30% blow in two years. But not everything was negative. Some cars Sales Totals $10m $8m $6m 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux sedan, sold at $580,599 110 received considerable attention, including a 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux Factory coach. After a bidding war between two telephone bidders, this pre-war French gem — probably the most original around — sold for double the estimate at $581k, third-highest sale of the day. ♦ $4m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA ENGLISH #123-1936 RILEY SPRITE Sports road- ster. S/N S26S4920. Black/black canvas/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 18,413 miles. Older restoration with cracks in paint. Special wings reportedly made by Figoni. New gray leather upholstery with red piping doesn’t fit the car. Old steering wheel badly cracked. Wilson preselector gearbox. Engine not original and en- gine bay dirty. Old Puma tires. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $121,660. A rare Riley, one of 49 built, with well-documented history, and even some racing background. Sensibly priced with a low estimate of $221k. On top of that, the right venue for a sports car like this. Yet nothing happened and surprisingly, bidding stopped close to half the low estimate. #112-1950 ALLARD K2 roadster. S/N 91K2108. Red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 58,343 miles. Spent most of its life in Australia, where it was used for hillclimbs, among other things. Came to Italy in 2003. Older paint with nice patina, showing some scratches and cracks. Folding windscreen adds to appeal. Nice interior with fairly new leather seats. Door panels look original. Clean carpeting in matching red color. Painted wires dirty. Typical British banjo-type steering wheel and full new condition. Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirms that all colors correspond to original spec. Period tools and large painting of the car included. Fitted with C-type head and rear spats. German title. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $134,593. This car was so perfectly restored, that it lost much of its soul in the process. To be preserved and admired under a glass bell. Ready for any concours. Sold very close to low estimate of $133k—although, just enough to pay for restoration costs. Well bought by a nice lady. #158-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 S roadster. S/N T831629DN. Carmen Red/black canvas/ black leather. Odo: 2,728 miles. Two-owner car, with the first 40 years in the same Californian hands. First owner restored it to concours condition by the turn of the century. It included a bare-metal respray in original Carmen Red, replating the chrome and refurbishing the black-leather interior. Mechanicals got similar treatment, including clutch, exhaust, cooling circuit and electrics. Seller acquired it in 2009. Desirable S version. Beige leather interior with Magnolia piping soiled. Carpets need cleaning, too. Manual gearbox is a plus. Well-detailed engine bay. French registration. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $112,161. Delivered new in California. Current owner acquired the car at Poulain-Le Fur sale in 1999 for $55k. Unusual version with pleasing colors, but in need of some TLC. Sold a tad over low estimate of $105k. Well bought and sold. FRENCH #121-1937 CITROËN TRACTION AVANT 11 BL cabriolet. S/N 384595. Black/ black canvas/red leather. Odo: 60,072 km. Restored in 1987 by one of the then-leading French restorers, Lecoq of Paris. Mechanicals were finished years later by Crescia in Switzerland. A set of bills for considerable amounts attest to work done. Still in very nice condition, with as-new interior. Rare Mersch luggage rack with the car. Rumble seat as well finished as rest of car. Rather clean engine bay in 2011. Work totaled some $132k, with ample documentation to prove it. Now in better-than- order. Older chrome, with dent in rear bumper. Wheel centers repainted in gray. Old tires. instrumentation running all over the dash. No convertible top, only a tonneau cover. Dunlop racing tires. Engine bay fairly clean, holding a Mercury flathead V8. Italian registration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $98,966. A classical British sports car with American V8 power sourced from Ford. Kind of a hot rod in disguise. Fairly rare and very charming. A great sports car to drive, and very effective in its day, too. This one could do with some TLC, but otherwise in very usable condition. There were not many amateurs in the room, and it sold rather cheap in my opinion. #157-1950 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 670268. Suede Green/beige canvas/green leather. Odo: 37,881 km. Matching-numbers car, delivered new to Max Hoffman. Current owner started a no-expense-spared restoration 112 Lucas high beams, badge bar and Jaguar mascot on hood included, together with original toolbox and log books. Only about 20k miles since restoration. U.S. registration, EU customs cleared. Jaguar Heritage Certification. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $132,720. Betterthan-new condition. Some cars lose all their charm in restoration and this is one of them. Especially the interior as too much leather and carpeting suffered from the treatment. Estimate of $171k–$205k was realistic for a 3.4-L S roadster, but no amateurs for overrestored XK 150s in the room. #160-1980 ASTON MARTIN V8 Vo- lante. S/N V8C0L15186. Imperial Burgundy/ beige vinyl/beige leather. Odo: 39,710 km. A flashy Aston Martin that was restored mechanically over the years. Current owner repainted it twice in 17 years, with most recent coming last year. At the same time, soft top and mechanism were renewed. Paint and panels in good with very smooth running engine. Marchal high beams. Good Michelin X tires. A car that is quite well known in Citroën circles. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $125,357. France is probably the best market for these sympathetic convertibles. Low estimate ($77k–$99k) and being offered at no reserve attracts extra bidders, and looks like common practice at Artcurial. It worked well for this relatively rare and nice cabriolet. Worth the money, with slight advantage to the seller. #125-1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57 Ventoux sedan. S/N 57547. Black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 53,843 km. Continuous history since new, in the Peugeot family for a long time. Spent the last 12 years in a barn, next to the Delahaye 135M at this same sale. Black paint—dating from 1952—cracked, pitted and matte, yet salvageable. Rubber around windows cracked and painted. Chrome delaminat- Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA ing in places. Rear window very brown. Rear lights mounted on painted wooden supports. Nice radiator mascot representing a blacksmith. Marchal high beams. Interior complete, with lots of patina but needs some fettling. brown leather. Odo: 19,925 km. In original, unrestored condition, covered with dust. Typical semi-pontoon body of French coachbuilder Guilloré. Plexiglass steering wheel and switches in good condition. Superb dashboard, with one dial missing. Original leather interior cracked, with some small tears. Original blue carpets soiled. Paint a bit matte, but in overall #147-1963 CITROËN 2CV Sahara se- dan. S/N 0617. Eng. # AW05100032, AW05400238. Embrun/black vinyl/green cloth. Odo: 64,952 km. Twin-engine, four-wheel-drive variant of the iconic 2CV. In Citroën collections since the early ’80s. Thorough restoration completed in 2008. Color was found on the inside of one of the panels, and is original Citroën shade, Embrun. A few dings and dents. Panel fit as per built. Seats and door panels redone in green cloth. Minimal instrumentation. Paired engines are clean without oil leaks. Correct Solex carburetors. Cond: 3+. Engine complete and looks in pretty good shape. Insurance tag on front screen valid to 2013. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $580,599. Less than 30 of these coaches were built in 1936 and 1937 and probably it’s the most original of them all. There is proof that this car was running not so long ago. Of course it will need lots of TLC, but it would be a pity to restore it. Keeping cars as original as possible is very much the thing to do today. This is the perfect basis, with an illustrious name on top. There were many bidders in the room and on the telephone. It sold way above the high estimate of $387k, but worth every penny. #126-1947 DELAGE 3-LITER Grand Prix roadster. S/N 880003. Blue/black leather. RHD. Considered to be the most authentic survivor of the 3-Liter Delages. It’s the only one that retains its original body. Built for endurance racing, with continuous and rich history. In recent years, only necessary maintenance has been carried out, in order to preserve its original aspect. Paint has scratches and some flaking, together with some minor battle scars. Little windshield broken. Nice dashboard with chipped black paint. Leather seats look younger, showing patina but in good condition. Brightwork delaminating and dinged. Engine bay looks cleaner than the rest of car and no parts appear missing. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $118,759. Although this car was bought in 2013 at Rétromobile, it can be deemed a barn find, as the now-deceased owner stashed it away in a barn in the back of his property—along with the Bugatti Ventoux at this sale. A sound basis for a conservation project. Apart from a little ammeter, everything still seems to be in place. The body looks pretty sound and the paint salvageable. Same applies to the interior. Yes, there is some serious work to be done, but it has the potential for being a successful contender for the conservation award at many concours. Sold close to its low estimate of $110k. Well bought. #150-1949 DELAHAYE TYPE 148 L coupe. S/N 8011278. Silver metallic/brown leather. French Grande Routiére (a name reserved for Talbot, Delage and Delahaye), with a rather bulky coupe body. Antem didn’t produce in great numbers, but his bodies are epitomes of French coach building. Body thoroughly restored in 1988, with new paint and chrome—still holding up well. Original burgundy leather was re-pigmented in dark brown. It is now cracked, with nice patina. Eligible for many events. French registration. SOLD AT $88,409. Built in limited numbers for the North African countries. It features two engines, one in front and another in the rear, each with its own gas tank. At Rétromobile, Artcurial sold a Sahara for an exceptional $193,615 (SCM# 270894). Checking the SCM Platinum Auction Database I learned that Saharas do sell for high prices. $94k at Bonhams’ 2008 Carmel sale (SCM# 117448), $80k at Bonhams’ Boca Raton in 2013 (SCM# 215390), $70k last year at Motostalgia Indianapolis (SCM# 265593), or $85k at Hershey in June (SCM# 270894), so this price was not out of line. #145-1970 ALPINE A110 1600 S coupe. S/N 17088. Blue metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 63,575 km. Presented in its most popular color combo. Current owner restored it some 20 years ago and prepared it for historical events. Lightened body. Paint showing some cracks, and brightwork has seen better days. Interior refurbished and roll bar fitted. Only one harness and, yes, it’s on the driver’s side. Raceprepared engine, stiffened front axle, adjustable rear suspension and 5-speed gearbox. Stainless-steel exhaust from Orbisoud. Original Delta Mics wheels. Engine has only covered 1,500 km since last service and runs well. French title and Historical Technical good overall condition. Cotal 4-speed preselector gearbox. Engine bay fairly clean, but showing use, in line with rest of car. No odometer. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $1,161,300. This car was last sold at Bonhams’ Rétromobile sale in 2014 for $1,489,951 (SCM# 238868). It hammered $205k under reserve back then. This time it was a no-sale at $166k under low estimate, which was more than $150k under the last selling price. There was not even one telephone bidder. The venue was well chosen, but was it too early to bring it back to auction? #124-1949 DELAHAYE TYPE 135 M cabriolet. S/N 801242. Blue/blue canvas/ 114 Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $277,104. Started life as a 135 Competition and had a very mixed history. Antem body was fitted in 1949. In the 1980s this body was fitted on a more recent 148 L chassis of a saloon, because the original Competition chassis was worth more fitted with a racing body. Still following? So you might call this a bitsa. Elegant, but not completely authentic. In that respect, price paid was all the money. Passport from FFSA. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $105,564. The A110 is the most illustrious of Sports Car Market

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Fresh Meat by Chad Taylor Artcurial Le Mans, FRA Online sales of contemporary cars 2015 Maserati Gran Turismo convertible the Alpine range, and the 1600 S one of the most powerful variants. It was a very successful rally car at the end of the 1960s. This one looked ready for some historic rallying, but seller advises a check-up of the engine before that. Sold mid-estimate, which looks fair both ways. #146-1982 RENAULT 5 Turbo I hatch- Date sold: 09/26/2016 eBay auction ID: 112146967197 Seller’s eBay ID: sanfersportscars Sale type: Used car with 4,464 miles VIN: ZAM45VMA8F0140420 Details: White over black leather; 4.7-L V8 rated at 454 hp and 384 lb/ft, 6-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $89,800, Buy It Now, sf 80 MSRP: $150,465 (base) Other current offering: Rusnak Auto Group of Pasadena, CA, asking $161,340 for a Bianco Eldorado over Nero leather 2016 Maserati Gran Turismo convertible, with 36 miles. 2016 BMW M4 coupe Date sold: 09/28/2016 eBay auction ID: 331983841996 Seller’s eBay ID: endrasbmwchris2016 Sale type: Used car with 1,535 miles VIN: WBS3R9C50GK337001 Details: Yas Marina Blue Metallic over black leather; 3.0-L, twin turbocharged I6 rated at 425 hp and 406 lb/ft, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $65,900, Buy It Now, sf 26 MSRP: $65,700 (base) Other current offering: In Springfield, IL, Isringhausen Imports is offering an Alpine White over black leather 2016 M4, with 600 miles for $71,900. 2016 Bentley Continental GT coupe Michelin TRX tires. In all, more than $16k spent on parts alone. Well documented. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $116,120. An iconic car of the turbo era. I had the chance to drive one in those days, and with the available horsepower, it was considered a bombshell. It’s just 162 hp looks rather meager today. The man who bought it visibly realized a 34-year-old dream. Price paid close to high estimation, but find another one in this condition. GERMAN #122-1940 BMW 327 cabriolet. S/N 87220. Red & black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 8,959 km. Completely restored after current owner’s acquisition in 1999: bodywork, upholstery, engine and gearbox—nothing was left out. Now with nice patina, giving extra charm. Impeccable interior, some light scratches on windscreen. Engine bay well cared for. Covered only a few thousand miles since restoration. Comes with an impressive record of invoices, reports and photographs of the restoration. German registration. Offered Date sold: 09/01/2016 eBay auction ID: 222221279258 Seller’s eBay ID: euroaustin1007 Sale type: Used car with 4,630 miles VIN: SCBFU7ZA4GC053735 Details: White Sand Metallic over Burnt Oak leather; 6.0-L, twin-turbocharged W12 rated at 582 hp and 531 lb/ft, 8-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $199,900, Buy It Now, sf 35 MSRP: $241,985 (as equipped) Other current offering: O’Gara Coach Westlake in Thousand Oaks, CA, offering a 2016 Moonbeam Metallic-over-Beluga-leather Continental GT, with 14 miles, for $231,320. ♦ 116 on restoration and history. Original toolkit and owner’s manual. Mileage likely since restoration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $112,161. Mercedes built 3,290 of these cabriolets between 1956– 59. Estimate was low, between $66k and $88k, and it was offered at no reserve. Everything one needs to attract bidders. Of course it went well over high estimate, with a final bid price in line with the SCM Pocket Price Guide median of $121,300. Considering the general condition of the car, advantage to the buyer. #110-1961 PORSCHE 356B 1600 T-5 coupe. S/N 117401. Blue metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 64,650 km. Nice color, making the car look good from a distance. But the paint job was done without much preparation and in poor conditions—resulting in dust marks all over the car. Apart from the shiny wheels, the brightwork is showing its age, with some rust around trafficators. Black vinyl interior newish, fairly good but not original. Period Becker radio. Plastic steering wheel clumsily covered back. S/N VF1822000B0000316. Red/red cloth & vinyl. Odo: 8,114 km. Restored to as-new condition last year. Oddly the rear bumper is a lighter shade of red than rest of car. Interior received a new roof lining, new seat covers and a new steering wheel—in accordance with original specifications. Mechanicals thoroughly restored. New shock absorbers mounted. Rims look new, as are the the hood. Went swiftly past high estimate of $177k, and rightfully so. Still, well bought. #120-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S cabriolet. S/N 180030119509783. Navy blue/ blue canvas/Cognac leather. Odo: 56,833 km. Elegant and relatively rare cabriolet, imported from the U.S. in 1992 by current owner. Comprehensively restored at that time, including a bare-metal change of colors and new interior. This high-quality restoration still holds well today. Only some of the chrome strips show minor dents. Engine in line with general condition of car. Comprehensive documentation at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $204,529. These models helped make the rock-solid image of BMW. Looks a bit dull, but has the famous triple-carb 6-cylinder of the 328 under with leather. Engine bay fairly clean, but nonmatching engine. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $64,658. This car looks sound and usable, but is basically a restoration project. At first glance there is not very much to do, apart from a respray and reupholstering of the interior. Bad surprises are not uncommon with such ventures. Considering this, price paid was all the money. #109-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring coupe. S/N 9113601366. White/ Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA black cloth & vinyl. Odo: 88,877 km. One of the most iconic Porsches ever. Touring version, with some interesting options, such as electric sunroof. Body in sound condition, with paint just okay but good gaps. Front blinkers faded. Very clean interior with adjustable Recaro seats. Halda Twinmaster, Becker Mexico radio. Engine bay clean. Engine was rebuilt by Siebenthal in Switzerland. That cost tinuous history. Older restoration holding up well and retaining the original gray metallic shade. Straight body with good shut lines. almost $19k according to invoice file, which comes with the car, together with FIA passport and owner’s manual. SOLD AT $527,818. A friend who knows the car told me that there was not much history available, and that seemingly much had been replaced on it during its life. I was not able to verify this. Fact is that the car went for a hammer price close to its lower estimate of $464k, and far below the median value of $632.5k of the most recent price guide. Well bought as far as I am concerned. #175-1977 PORSCHE 935 Factory Competition coupe. S/N 1072387. White/black cloth. One of 13 competition-client models from 1977. Participated and finished three times in the Le Mans 24 Hours. After its last participation in 1980, it has been totally overhauled. Hasn’t been used in the last 25 years, as it was exhibited in the Le Mans Museum most of the time. Exceptionally original slantnose model. Race scars and scruffy interior. Eligible for Le Mans Classic and TOP 10 No. 5 Electric sunroof. Fuchs rims shod with Austrian Semperit tires. Original leather/cloth interior of unusual green color in rather good condition. Period radio cassette, but no a/c. Engine bay just okay. Odometer was replaced at 134,181 km, so genuine mileage is closer to 200,000 km. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $141,253. In its day one of the fastest sports cars, yet sophisticated and comfortable to use. This one stands out because of its unusual interior. Sold close to its low estimation of $155k. Slight advantage to the buyer. #104-1987 BMW M635 CSI coupe. S/N WBAEE310X01053187. Zinnoberrot/black leather. Odo: 132,133 km. One owner from new. Never restored and in excellent condition throughout, belying the 132k km displayed on odometer. For once, not finished in silver metallic, which adds to its appeal. Excellent gaps and chrome. Correct BBS alloys in good shape, shod with new Michelin TRX GTs. Optional electric sunroof. Typical French yellow headlights. Interior still excellent with black buffalo leather and carpets in nice shape. other historic events. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,440,871. “Fastest auctioneer of the world” Hervé Poulain finished 20th in the Le Mans 24 Hours of 1980 with this very car. He has auctioned it before in 1990 in Paris, where it sold for 3.5 million French francs, or $590,500 in today’s dollars. Now he hammered it down at mid-estimate. Somewhat surprisingly, it was the high sale of the auction and sold for almost three times as much as in 1990. Well sold. #183-1977 PORSCHE 930 Turbo 3.0 coupe. S/N 9307700567. Silver metallic/green leather, black velvet. Odo: 64,555 km. Austrian car with five owners from new and con- December 2016 Engine clean and with full service history. Complete toolkit. French registration. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $52,782. The M variant of the 6 Series appeared in 1984, with 5,855 examples built. The sporty coupe body—offering comfortable seating for four—built by Karmann. The M variant is the most powerful and attractive version gaining popularity among collectors, and this was a very fine example. Bidding was swift. Marketcorrect price; finished just above high estimation. #102-1988 PORSCHE 928 S4 coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ92ZJS842250. Green Granite/black leather. Odo: 22,120 km. Delivered new in France. Sober colors, manual transmission, sunroof and S4 spec make it a very desirable 928. Paint looks original, with some minor 117

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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA scratches and usage marks. Wing on trunk lid. Leather seats cracked, but not too badly. Aftermarket Pioneer radio/CD player. Engine bay showing use, but clean overall. Towards the end of last year, this car got a general overhaul, including replacement of the timing belt, to make place for the classic Ferrari color combo of red and black. Very good but not perfect inside and out, with some loose chrome around rear window. As-new black intake seals, pipes and transmission bellows. A very robust car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $40,906. The Porsche 928 has always been rather unloved, even when new, although they are excellent, comfortable and well balanced. Even with the upsurge in Porsche prices, they’ve lagged behind. This one was offered at no reserve, and the estimated prices were really low. Yet, I found nothing wrong with this car. Hammer price was well over high estimate, but still I’d call this well bought. ITALIAN #127-1957 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA TI Series I sedan. S/N AR146801020. Light blue/gray cloth. Odo: 84,270 km. Sold new in Sweden. Used during its whole active life for ice-racing on the lakes in the north of that country. Subsequently stored in a barn, before it was restored slowly by a group of enthusiasts from 1996 to 2010. Paint in original color okay. Brightwork fairly good, except for big leather interior, with red Sabelt harnesses. Recent Michelin XWX tires. Marchal high beams and typical French yellow headlights. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $8,405,600. Bought by a young man who received money from papa to buy a Peugeot saloon, but came home with a second-hand Ferrari. He kept it for over 50 years! There was no lower or high estimate made public, but I learned from the staff they were hoping it would reach between $8.8m– $11m. Well, it didn’t. There were two bidders in the room, and no one on the phone or the Internet—rather odd for an offering like this. Bidding stopped at $8.4 million. Realistic in today’s market, in my opinion. #199-1963 MASERATI 3500 GT coupe. S/N AM1012576. Silver metallic/dark gray leather. Odo: 34,596 km. Just out of the restoration workshop. Work included paint on body and chassis, high-quality Nappa upholstery, new carpeting and replating of chrome. Nonperiod radio. Brakes, front and rear suspension renovated, too. A new stainless-steel exhaust fitted. Engine already rebuilt by former owner, but it was serviced before the car hit the road part of chrome gone at left side of front bumper. Front bench badly worn and repaired by stitching a large patch of gray cloth over it. Dials original and in fair state. Swedish papers. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,030. Described as a competent and pleasant little racer, but lacking historic rallying papers. It is probably not too difficult to obtain them. Sold just over low estimate of $27k. A cheap ticket to historic rallying; what else can you do with it? #118-1961 FERRARI 250 GT SWB coupe. S/N 2917GT. Red/black leather. Odo: 8,664 km. Star of the sale, with its own separate catalog. One of the most beautiful Ferraris ever, if you ask me. The 1961 Paris Salon car, then in navy blue. At some time, the blue had 118 again. Maserati Classiche certification. U.S. title, with French customs paid. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $296,897. In a way, the 3500 GT is to Maserati what the 250 GT is to Ferrari. It is one of the cars that launched the fashion for fast and luxurious GTs. It sold on the phone for a price close to the high estimation of $310k. Rather well sold at that. #129-1964 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA 1600 Sprint Speciale coupe. S/N AR381302. Navy blue/Cognac leather. Odo: 1,500 km. Sold new in the U.S. Came back to Europe in recent years and fully restored in Austria. It kept a large part of its original features, illustrated by an extensive photo folder depicting each stage of the restoration. Color is the original shade. All chrome looks new. Interior is new too, and it’s the first of these coupés I saw with leather seats. All dials are original and in fair state. Very clean engine bay. The car has only covered 1,500 km since restoration. Windshield cracked. Period Blaupunkt radio. Michelin X tires correct. Engine bay dirty. Rare threecarburetor version. Italian registration. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $98,966. One of the few cars at this sale sold above high estimation, and it really didn’t deserve that. Closed Touring Flaminias have long been neglected by the market, but this is no longer the case. Considering the many needs of this particular car, price paid was all the money—and then some. #117-1972 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N 04372. Red/beige leather. Odo: 24,347 km. Sold new in the U.S. In same French family ownership since 1992. Car was totally refurbished when bought, and saw little use since. Last major service carried out in 2014. Perfect state, with good shut lines and excellent brightwork. Interior redone in BEST BUY is scratched. Steel rims with good tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $131,954. Very attractive and elegant Bertone-bodied car. Nice exterior color, too. There seems to be a Sprint Speciale at every sale I attend. Estimations are always full of promise, but they rarely reach the $100k mark. This one did. It sold mid-estimate—fair for a well-restored example. #192-1965 LANCIA FLAMINIA GTL 2.8 3C coupe. S/N 8261401098. White/red leather. Odo: 51,991 km. One of 468 GTL 2+2 versions produced. Got a new layer of paint not too long ago, but preparation not done as it should. Shut lines not okay—especially for a Lancia. Chrome faded and pitted, door handles in particular. Red leather of interior faded and dry, but no tears or blemishes. Old carpets due for replacement. Wooden steering wheel badly Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Le Mans, FRA light beige leather in the ’90s and still looks new. Factory a/c. Aftermarket Panasonic radio fitted. Yellow piping around red carpets is too much. Low mileage is probably since restoration. State of the engine corroborates this. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $250,713. Prices for Dinos have done well in recent years. Now the market for these V6 Ferraris is cooling down a bit. The low estimate of $243k for this car in perfect state and with a good history looked more than realistic. Yet bidding stopped almost 15% short of reserve. Seller let it go at a big discount. Remarkably well bought. #115-1977 FERRARI 308 GTB Vetrore- sina coupe. S/N 21043. Red/black leather. Odo: 47,910 km. Body looks quite straight for a polyester shell, with no visible cracks. Paint in excellent condition. Very good shut lines. Leather interior in good condition as are dashboard and carpets. Factory a/c and Blaupunkt radio. Engine bay clean. Owner states that the car was not used regularly since the 1990s, as confirmed by its general state. Earlier this year a service was carried out, including new tim- Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $442,400. One of the best and most original 037s in existence and one of 20 Evolution II models built. There are some Stradale (road) versions of the 037 on the market, and they prove to be tough sellers. Looking at this situation, this applies for the competition models too, as this car fell more than 10% short of its low estimate. #116-1996 FERRARI 512 M coupe. S/N ZFFVA40B000105381. Red/black leather. Odo: 32,000 km. Sold new in Japan, only recently to the U.K. Last service was carried out in Japan at 30,652 km, so it hasn’t covered much ground since. Presented in a beautifully conserved condition and hard to fault both inside and out. Special rims unscathed. Origi- AMERICAN #113-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E54S003460. Red/black canvas, red hard top/black vinyl. Odo: 76,363 miles. 235-ci 155-hp I6, 3x1-bbl, auto. Early C1 Corvette, imported from Hawaii to Italy a few years back. Older restoration holding well. Paint in good condition. Chrome worn away in some places, such as on the doors. Chrome side strips not straight anymore and have lost much of their brilliance. Rare hard top in same color as body. Nice interior with white dashboard and plastic-rimmed sports steering ing belts. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $170,221. The early 308 GTBs had a fiberglass body, which was light and not prone to corrosion. Ferrari built 712 of these before switching to steel. Current owner bought the car in October 2003 via RM Auctions. It didn’t sell at $72k (SCM# 67969), but a deal was made post-block. These Vetroresinas normally command a considerably higher price than later 308s. This was the case here, but the hammer price was only $1k under low estimation of $171k. Very well bought, even in today’s market. #133-1984 LANCIA 037 Group B Evo II racer. S/N ZLA151AR000000410. White/ black cloth. An original factory-racing 037, which saw four years of high-level competition. That included the 1986 Safari Rally, of whose livery it is sporting today. Comprehensively restored by the end of its racing career by the Tre Gazelle team that used it in its last year of competition. Not driven since. Race trim includes Halda Road computer. Complete with the original registration plates, factory registration and 1987 Technical Passport. nal toolkit and leather case containing owner’s manual. British registration. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $221,200. The ultimate evolution of the Testarossa, and the last of a line of supercars with a centrally placed flat-12. Realistic—not to say cheaply priced—with a low estimation of $243k. Bidding stopped 10% short of low estimate. Seller was right to take it back home. #137-2001 FERRARI 360 F1 Spider. S/N ZFFYT53B000124958. Blu Lapislazzuli/black canvas/Cuoio & Blu leather. Odo: 41,650 km. Unique color and full-leather interior in brown and blue. Floor mats with owner’s initials embroidered. Commemorative dashboard plates and signature of M. Schumacher in the cockpit. Wonderful state of preservation. Fairly new clutch and recent service including replacement of the timing belts. Comes with wheel. Dials showing minor cracks. Period radio. Correct Blue Flame engine restored since the car came to Italy, according to the vendor. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $84,056. An attractive and rare model, certainly in Europe, with an even rarer and beautiful hard top. An excellent opportunity to get a reliable convertible for a reasonable price. Bidding stopped close to the low estimate of $88,500, and even closer to the median of $82.5k of the most recent price guide. Seller should have accepted the money, considering that this C1 was not much more than average. #180-1994 DODGE VIPER RT/10 coupe. S/N 1B3BR65E0PV200381. Yellow/ black cloth. One of two standard Vipers converted in to full Le Mans spec by Belgian tuner Luigi (famous for his multiple European Championship-winning BMWs). Nicknamed the “Canary” because of its bright yellow color, now faded. After Le Mans, it was used for BPR Series until end of 1996. Cracked windscreen and multiple race scars. Car has complete service manual and invoices, original toolkit, etc. Italian registration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $143,962. Unique by its provenance and specific finish. Special-order car delivered new to Jean Todt, then the boss of Ferrari, by Gianni Agnelli to celebrate Ferrari’s F1 team. On top of that in excellent condition. How does this influences the price, one can ask. The price guide indicates $89k as median and $129.6k as high sale. This one sold a bit over its low estimate of $138k, but beats the high sale figure by $15k. Call this well sold. 120 been recommissioned by Luigi in recent times, with an engine said to be “on the button.” Air jacks in working condition. Comes with a scale model, press clippings and a book in which it is mentioned. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $237,518. Vipers were new and not used for racing in those days. This car got massive attention and was an immediate public darling. It finished 19th in the 1994 Le Mans race. Eligible for historic events. No comps, but it sold above low estimate, which is fair. © Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Auburn, IN Auctions America — Auburn Fall 2016 A 1931 Duesenberg Model J convertible sedan — the high sale from the weekend — found a new home for $880,000 Company Auctions America Date August 31–September 4, 2016 Location Auburn, IN Auctioneers Brent Earlywine, Mike Shackelton Automotive lots sold/offered 581/842 Sales rate 69% Sales total $21,027,880 High sale 1931 Duesenberg Model J convertible coupe, sold at $880,000 Thought to be one of two sunroof-equipped Duesenbergs — 1933 Duesenberg Model J Sunroof Berline, sold at $715,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Kevin Coakley Market opinions in italics T he weather forecast for Labor Day weekend pre dicted some much-needed relief from the intens heat and humidity experienced this year in th upper Midwest. While temperatures cooled to a comfortable range, sales were hot at Auctions America’ Fall 2016 sale. The Labor Day weekend holiday brough record crowds of more than 85,000 to Auctions Americ Auburn grounds to experience the collector car auction a well as robust activity in the car corral, a swapmeet an other visitor attractions offered. Auction highlights included a 1931 Duesenberg Model J convertible sedan — the high sale from the weekend — which found a new home for $880,000; followed by another Duesenberg Model J from 1933, this one a Franay sunroof berline, trading hands at $715,000. Saturday’s sale kicked off with a spirted bidding war over a rare, hand-painted, 1930s Auburn dealership sign from Lockhaven, PA, with two bidders driving the price up to $34,500. Some companies say they sell something for everyone. Auctions America pulls it off with aplomb. The dual block stages ran concurrently all day Friday and Saturday with a wide variety of lots alternating from side to side — everything from a 1951 Ford Pumper fire truck selling at a paltry $990 to Wendell, a recently restored mechanical 122 Auburn, IN lephant powered by a 1939 Model 948 Anglia 8-hp engine, selling or $275,000. Auctions America’s Donnie Gould and Rob Meyers onated a portion of the proceeds from Wendell’s sale to local charity Kate’s Kart, an organization that provides new books for hospitalized hildren in the area. Notable no-sales included a beautiful two-owner, 1965 289 Shelby Cobra, CSX 2442, with bidding closed at $800k, or $200k short of the ow estimate. Lot 5130 a 1974 Trans Am 455 Super Duty hammered unsold at $60k, against an optimistic $70k low estimate. There were some bargains o be had as well, for those ng to be patient. A 1958 Bonneville convertible, offered with no reserve, was a steal when it Sales Totals hammered sold at $67,100. There was a 1987 Buick Grand National also offered with no reserve. It found a new home for a paltry $6,160. This year’s edition of Auburn Fall saw overall sales over last year improved by 10% and sellthrough improved by 5% — not insignificant numbers when you factor in the total volume. With all of the Auction Park activities run- ning together with the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Festival, expect the crowds coming back every Labor Day weekend. ♦ $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Auburn, IN ENGLISH #5111-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 coupe. S/N W804685. Imperial Maroon/black leather. Odo: 95,233 miles. Paint badly deteriorating, with cracks, scratches and checking in abundance. Painted wire wheels and fresh wide whites look good. Hood won’t open. Interior wood in good shape, but in need of refinish. Leather shows normal wear. Equipped with Comes with restored hard top. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $67,500. If the new motor really tion. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,800. It’s a really ugly car, formerly owned by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho), who drove it around his Oregon compound, bestowing blessings on his followers. I saw this car a couple months prior to the auction, advertised at a dealership with an optimistic asking price in the mid-forties. We’re not talking Elvis money here, but the Bhagwan bump is not insignificant. In this case it brought all the money and then some. The question is, is there more to be had? GERMAN does make 425 hp, that’s double what the stock motor would do. Here’s a case of deviating too far from stock and subsequently holding the price back. Was there any structural modification to keep the frame from twisting? Many questions could have been addressed with more information from the consignor. toolkit and owner’s manual. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $66,000. This car ran in the spring here at Auburn (SCM# 6799936), where it failed to sell with a high bid of $60k. My comment at the time was, “Considering what the cost would be to restore it and what it might bring then, the owner should have let it go. Can’t imagine this fetching more anytime soon.” I guess I was wrong—it brought more today. Well sold. #3175-1961 TRIUMPH TR3 roadster. S/N TS73131L. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 37,807 miles. Lots of cracking paint on hood and trunk lids. Contrast that with decent exterior brightwork and new chrome knockoff wire wheels. Convertible top okay except for yellowing window. Interior appears to be in Windshield showing some emerging delamination. Black leather interior looks fresh and well done. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $74,800. Said to have been cosmetically restored, but it looked more comprehensive than cosmetic. There was another one here this weekend (Lot 4048) in rougher shape than this bid to $77k, but not sold. Coming in short of the pre-sale estimate, this one looked like a great deal today. #5147-1984 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER decent shape. The hood was latched, so I couldn’t get a look at the engine compartment. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,575. The catalog accurately described the lot as a good driverquality car. Offered with no reserve, it sold for a good driver-quality, market-correct result. #3121-1965 SUNBEAM TIGER convert- ible. S/N B9470925LRXFE. Nassau Blue/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 55,992 miles. Paint, body and exterior brightwork all look good. Antenna is hanging by the wire, however. Nice, unblemished VTO Minilitestyle wheels. Clean, well-done engine compartment sports a fresh long-block 302-ci crate motor claiming less than 100 miles and 425 hp. Glass shows some micro scratches. Wonky interior door cards, otherwise nice interior. 124 Sports Car Market SPUR Lace Peacock sedan. S/N SCAZN42A7ECX09382. Purple, tan, burgundy, purple/ cream leather. Odo: 13,215 miles. Paint is really well done, if you like hand-painted peacocks and lace pattern. Decent engine compartment and interior with deep-shag red carpet. Overall a garish, over-the-top presenta- shown better dirty. Good examples bring big money. Rust, mis-matched panels, dents, and plastic filler liberally applied throughout. The definition of a fright pig? The motor was stated as a “period 1600 engine,” which was correct. But they did forget to tell you it was an old, tired-looking VW engine, with the rear engine-closing sheetmetal missing. Considering the needs, the high bid was generous and should have gotten the deal done today. #1062-1960 BMW ISETTA 600 micro- car. S/N 128890. Red/gray vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 32,987 miles. Paint reveals loads of orange peel. Exterior brightwork anything but—just dull, dented and rusted. Strong gas smell from grungy engine compartment. All of the rubber weatherstrips and seals are dried #5171-1970 JAGUAR XKE Series II 4.2 convertible. S/N 1R112486. Silver/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 33,547 miles. Good paint and panel fit. Excellent engine compartment detail. Chrome knockoff wires sporting fresh Redlines. Black vinyl top looks as if it’s fitting a little too tight. BEST BUY #5125-1959 PORSCHE 356A cabriolet. S/N 15160. Ivory/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 80,912 miles. The 30-year-old paint showing its age, with several cracks and pops. Likewise exterior brightwork dull and rusty. Scratched glass, dry-rotted windshield gasket and rusty chrome wheels complete the exterior look. Interior upholstery looks to be in decent shape, but set off by rusty and dull interior brightwork. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. This lot was rough; it would have

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Auctions America Auburn, IN out and falling apart. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $23,100. This car is known as the Isetta limousine. It’s still a microcar, but it’s on the bigger end of microcar spectrum. Yes, it’s rough, but it’s solid and it’s all there. Also bought at a low enough price that a careful restoration won’t put the new owner upside down. Looks like a fair deal both ways. #3081-1964 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 5838948. Beige/brown vinyl. Odo: 37,442 miles. Paint done thick and quick—showing sags and prep issues. Rough exterior brightwork—highlighted by dented front bumper. Scratches in glass. Interior up the back end. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,000. After a couple years of astronomical prices, the Jolly seems to be returning to Earth’s orbit. Still, $77k for this? Yes, based on recent history, it’s a good price. However, if the downward trajectory continues, this might not look so good next year. shows seam separations, rips, tatty carpet and holes in headliner. Equipped with roofmounted luggage rack and wide whitewall tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,820. A good 20 footer, offered with no reserve. Sold at a market-correct result. Buyer and seller should be satisfied with this deal. ITALIAN #5165-1953 FIAT TOPOLINO 500C cabriolet. S/N 390501. Burgundy & black/ black vinyl/beige vinyl. Odo: 3,333 km. Paint bubbling along belt line on both sides of car. Some clouding visible in windows. Grungy engine compartment. Vinyl seat covers have a mouse character (certainly not Mickey Mouse) #5163-1973 LANCIA FULVIA coupe. S/N 81863004622. Silver/blue mohair. Odo: 49,150 miles. Paint looks fresh and well done—complemented by decent exterior brightwork and trim. Driver-quality engine detail, with aftermarket battery. Windshield partment out back. Wicker looks new and solid. Rear wheel alignment way off—exhibiting some way-too-positive camber—jacking Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $57,500. This car may have benefited from a good cleaning. It really looked like someone drove it on a long road trip and put it in the auction. The high bid was actually a pretty strong offer. I guess they didn’t want to sell it after all. JAPANESE #2157-1976 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER BJ40 SUV. S/N BJ40002258. Blue & white/ gray velour. Odo: 31,429 miles. Fresh paint shows many prep issues, and rear door doesn’t latch. Good wheels and tires. Glass displays lots of scratches all around. Grungy engine compartment. Interior looks good, especially as seat covers look fresh and well fit. Equipped with recently rebuilt diesel engine. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. Originally delivered new in Costa Rica and subsequently imported to the U.S. The gas-burning FJ variants have been hot of late. This one had some needs, but it seemed to have good bones. It’s possible the diesel engine might have held it back. The high bid looked close enough to the low estimate to let it go. The consignor should consider addressing the needs and take anther shot; there could be a decent payoff in the future. has a wiper scratch. Interior has new mohair seat covers; the rest of the interior is in excellent shape. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,200. This was a really nice little car, with a strong rally pedigree. It didn’t make the low estimate, but it brought all the money. Well sold. #3131-1989 FERRARI 348 TB coupe. S/N ZFFFA35A1K0082643. Rossa Corsa/ black leather. Odo: 26,905 miles. Paint shows some minor nose chips. Right-rear wheel has a little curb rash. Grungy engine compartment. Nothing objectionable to report with interior. Comes with tools, books and service records. embroidered on the seat backs. Daylight visible through clutch linkage floor penetration. Cloudy gauge glass in dashboard. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $40,700. This is the result every consignor lives for—almost double the presale high estimate ($22k). It brought all the money and then some. Very well sold. #5123-1959 FIAT JOLLY 500 beach car. S/N 078791. Red/red & white canvas/ wicker. Odo: 1 miles. Decent paint. Surrey top looks new and fit well. Nicely detailed engine com- 126 tiful interior wood trim. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $715,000. Thought to be one of two sunroofequipped Duesenbergs, originally owned by Sports Car Market AMERICAN #4155-1933 DUESENBERG MODEL J Sunroof Berline. S/N J365. Magenta/tan leather. Odo: 1,270 miles. Paint shows some bubbling on left side, bottom edge of hood, and some prep issues on hood and rear door beltline—otherwise excellent. Spectacular exterior brightwork. Well-detailed engine compartment with some sloppy front fender welting. Bubbling left running board rubber. Leather interior showing some wear, but beau

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Auctions America Auburn, IN socialite Mabel “Queen of Diamonds” Boll. Originally sporting town car coachwork by Kellner; later given the sports sedan sunroof body by Franay. It comes with a well-documented colorful history and sold today at a market-correct, reasonable price for a Duesenberg. #5156-1937 PACKARD TWELVE Model 1507 club sedan. S/N 1036352. Dark blue/black vinyl/gray broadcloth. Odo: 12,231 miles. Paint shows well—except for scratches on the hood where it’s rubbed the back of the sidemount. Roof insert popping out in back. Chewed-up running board rubber. Nice exterior brightwork—there’s lots as it’s equipped #5049-1957 PLYMOUTH SAVOY club 2-dr sedan. S/N 14335318. Light gray/white vinyl & black cloth. Odo: 44,712 miles. 230-ci I6, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Paint showing orange peel, touch-ups and sloppy masking over weather strips. Body looks solid and straight. Exterior brightwork displays some micro-scratches and thinning chrome. Glass with some scratches and developing some clouding. Grungy engine Odo: 99,370 miles. 370-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Paint looks good under the hall lights. Brilliant exterior brightwork, and lots of it. Scratches visible on windshield. Excellent engine com- with covered dual sidemounts and luggage rack. Engine compartment clean, neat and tidy. Interior looks great, with no noticeable wear. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $69,300. The club sedan body is not as prevalent as the touring and a V12 Club is a real find. As the market demographic ages out, I can’t see it appreciating much in the future, but today we’ll call it a good buy. #4060-1938 FORD DELUXE coupe. S/N 4520035. Black/brown broadcloth. Odo: 37,185 miles. Paint showing some scratches and normal wear. Exterior trim a mix of good and bad. Nose trim painted argent. Nice chrome artillery wheels, with caps and rings. Some delamination emerging in glass. Driverquality engine detail. Dry-rotted running board compartment. Sparse interior in decent shape, with water-damaged rear window package tray. Equipped with heater, manual steering and brakes. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,900. Offered with no reserve. This appeared to be a good, honest, no-frills, big-finned, boulevard cruiser. Yeah, there were some blemishes, but you’re looking at less than $10k for a solid car that you could leave alone or tart it up. Either way, the buyer won on this one. #7059-1957 DESOTO FIRESWEEP Sportsman 2-dr hard top. S/N 58032379. Black & pink/red vinyl & gray cloth. Odo: 20,066 miles. 325-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Paint showing some microblisters on right-front fender. Brightwork ranging from excellent to pitted and scratched, but overall not too bad. Decent engine detail, with aftermarket battery. Seats are covered with clear vinyl, just like Aunt Edna’s couch. Door panels showing some wear. Equipped with power steering and factory air. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,000. This car was a really attractive package with the partment detail. Beautiful interior upholstery and brightwork. Equipped with factory a/c and Continental kit. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $67,100. Offered with no reserve; I wonder if the consignor regrets that decision? A condition 2 car selling for condition 4 money. Well bought by a wide margin—way below a reasonable presale estimate of $80k–$100k. #2141-1960 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N 01867L198398. Raven Black/white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 32 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Paint shows lots of micro bubbles on the trunk lid. Poor fit on both doors. Brightwork a mix of rough old trim and new emblems. Convertible top show- ing its age and back window has lots of scratches. Engine wearing an aftermarket auto-parts-store air cleaner, power steering pump painted same as engine color. Decent interior, equipped with power top. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,450. There are some needs, but nothing insurmountable. Issues can be corrected, taking this from a #3 to a #2. Sold below the estimate, this car was a great buy. rubbers coming undone. Weatherstripping mostly rotten and rough. No excessive interior wear, just gauges are dingy and dull. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. This was a decent driver; as such, I can’t see it pulling much more than was offered here. A little attention to detail and freshening might be worth the effort, but I can’t see recovering much of the cost it would take. 128 black-and-pink paint and chrome wire wheels. It was busy making the auction rounds back in 2013, first showing up at Mecum Indy in May (SCM #873815), selling for $44,490. Then it was off to California for a quick flip, but ended up as a no-sale at Auctions America Burbank in August (SCM# 6459045), having been bid to $32k. Lastly, another no-sale result at Mecum Anaheim in November (SCM #6726557), not selling for $30k. A few years after its failed West Coast tour, it ended up selling at a market-correct price today back in Indiana. BEST BUY #4123-1958 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE convertible. S/N A558H2018. Red/black vinyl/red & white vinyl. Sports Car Market #5044-1962 CHEVROLET C10 pickup. S/N C1546J155516. Red & white/silver cloth & vinyl. Odo: 41,200 miles. Fresh paint looks well done, natural finish bed with shiny securing strips. Excellent exterior bright work, looks a little loose on passenger’s side C-pillar

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Auctions America Auburn, IN and door. Nice body-color wheels with poverty caps and beauty rings. Good engine and interior detail. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,800. This truck was well done and looked terrific. A little more attention to detail and information from the consignor might have brought a few more dollars. Yeah, it’s got a small-block Chevy motor, but there was no information about what the motor was and what, if anything, had been done with the driveline. Looks like a fair deal both ways. #3166-1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-dr hard top. S/N 21847S209209. White/red vinyl. Odo: 74,253 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Four-year-old paint done to a decent standard, although door jambs painted with hardware installed. Driver’s door has a rust hole where the window rail mounts to it. Okay engine detail, with chrome dual-snorkel air cleaner. Brakes upgraded with dual master strong, but so was the presentation. Call it a good deal both ways. #4151-1965 SHELBY COBRA roadster. S/N CSX2442. Red/black leather. Odo: 26,195 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint shows some scratches where top secures in back— otherwise excellent. Exterior brightwork shows some micro scratches. Painted wire knockoff rims look fresh. Excellent engine compartment detail. Original leather seat covers and dash cover show some heavy patina including a seam split in the driver’s seat. Amongst other tidbits, equipped with Elliot windshield, luggage rack, competition seat cylinder. Windshield has a wiper scratch. Loose, chewed-up weatherstrip on door. Interior looks fresh, but door cards incorrectly screwed along the bottom. Custom side-discharge exhaust. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,500. This was a nice, driver-quality, base Impala with some eyeball going for it. The red rally wheels with caps and rings really gave it a good look. The lack of SS pedigree will forever hold it back, so the result today looks market correct. #3125-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 40867S100660. Riverside Red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 14,723 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint looks fresh and very well done. Unblemished knockoff wheels with new Redlines. Exceptional exterior brightwork including side pipes. Top looks new and well fit. Beautiful belts, engine-bay-mounted grease gun and AC wood-rimmed steering wheel. Comes with hard and soft top. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $800,000. Originally delivered to its first owner October 30, 1965, in Peoria, IL, with an out-the-door price of $6,070.05. The seller here was the second owner who’s had the car for 50 years—there is extensive history and proven authenticity. The high bid was well below the reasonable million-dollar low estimate. The consignor was right to hang on; the money will come. #3087-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1946785422261. Nassau Blue/white vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 45,109 miles. 427-ci 390-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Original paint flaking off fuzzy fiberglass. It looks like someone took a bite out of the left rear wheelarch. Horrible exterior brightwork. Engine engine compartment detail. New black leather interior—equipped with factory tach and gauges. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $74,800. I spoke with the consignor, who said the frame-off restoration was just recently completed. He said he hoped it would sell, but he didn’t mind taking it home if it didn’t. The result was 130 compartment a mess—topped by rusted aftermarket air cleaner. Top in really rough shape, but keeping with the overall theme. Interior is as much of a mess as everything else. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $18,150. This car presents a bit of a conundrum; do you leave it as-is or restore it? It’s only original once, but this one has crossed the line from cool original to way beyond shabby chic. If you were looking for a ’68 Corvette to restore, this is the one you’d want. Bought at a low-enough price that restoration really makes sense. Well bought. © Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Bonhams — Goodwood Revival It was that Porsche which captivated — lightly dinged, never restored, never even painted — it just oozed history Company Bonhams Date September 10, 2016 Location Chichester, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 61/86 Sales rate 71% Sales total $15,938,041 High sale 1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder, sold at $6,121,188 Buyer’s premium The star of the show — 1956 Porsche 550 Rennsport Spyder, sold at $6,121,188 15% on the first $66,629; 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.75) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics I t started off well, with a huge boost near the half-way mark with the sale of the incredibly original Porsche 550 at just over $6m, but ran into a bit of a grave- yard towards the end of the sale as interest trailed off and the last seven lots failed to sell. Slightly tiresome, but in this small patch of gloom came two shining beacons in the shape of a DB6 and a Frazer Nash Le Mans. The DB6 — a Mk I, where usually the trade likes Mk IIs better — took a huge £455k/$606,455. That’s more than DB4 money, and approaching prices regularly posted by its DB5 younger sister. The ’Nash had been owned and raced (and crashed) when nearly new by Roy Salvadori and got the right money at $803,985…or what would have been almost a million dollars pre-Brexit vote. A re-creation of the same offered near the beginning of the sale as Lot 105 failed to find a new buyer. You’ll notice, by the way, that the pound had slid down another half cent against the dollar in the three days since the RM Sotheby’s sale in London, making the prices posted here look even artificially lower than we have become accustomed to, which is why I’ve included the Sterling figure where appropriate — to give a truer picture of what happened on the day. Better get used to a depressed pound for the foreseeable future, 132 because according to our new prime minister, “Brexit means Brexit.” As far as the other two big lots went, Bonhams had sold the well-known Ferrari Chichester, U.K. post auction. Another competition car 275 GTB at an undisclosed price (believed to be near the £1.1m/$1.43m lower estimate) just before the sale started. So officially it was withdrawn, but we have included it in the sold percentage here as it was in the saleroom, on sale day. But it could not shift the Aston Martin 2-liter Speed Model “Red Dragon” racer — which must have been slightly embarrassing after splashing it over 22(!) pages in the catalog. Both Group B cars sold — the Metro 6R4 on the hammer, and the RS200, with minor Works history, to Sales Totals $60m do well was the very first Cooper car — an Austin Seven Special Charles built for his son John’s 14th birthday, which started the racing dynasty whose cars won two F1 world championships. But it was that Porsche which captivated — lightly dinged, never restored, never even painted — it just oozed history, unchanged since Richie Ginther sampled it in 1971, and only collecting patina since it left the factory 16 years before that. This is one of the world’s important reference cars, and its near £5m sale more than compensated for a slightly indifferent overall result, bolstered by a few post-auction deals. ♦ $40m $50m $30m $20m $10m $0 Sports Car Market 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. ENGLISH #147-1928 BENTLEY 6½/8 LITRE roadster special. S/N MD2461. Green/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 20,947 miles. 6½/8 Litre special. Originally a 6½ Litre Hooper sedan, but matching numbers because the engine stamping on these is on the crankcase and not the block—which is from an 8 Litre, wearing triple SUs. Hydraulic brakes. Good, wellraced order all around, although rear fairing might be a bit Dick Dastardly for some. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $542,278. Very much a Stanley Mann special, built and owned 1990–98 by the late, great Bentley enthusiast and dealer who left us earlier this year. Sold within the estimate range for the price of a decent 4½. Which it will slaughter. #163-1937 COOPER T1 roadster. S/N C1. Blue/red leather. RHD. The first car Charles Cooper constructed—an Austin Seven special. Catalog shows John Cooper seated in it at Brooklands in 1936, although that must be a typo as Charles built it for his son John’s 14th birthday in 1937. Looks like a Ford Model B grille shell up front. No speedo fitted. Restored in the ’90s following years of 750 lightly creased, with timber and veneers still excellent. Repro 1955 tax disc in windscreen. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $94,533. Likely given to the chauffeur in 1966; he kept it until 2007. Sold well over the £45k–£55k ($60k–$73k) estimate. Deservedly so, as it’s probably the nicest out there. #104-1955 DAIMLER FERRET Mk 2/4 armored scout car. S/N NA. Camo/olive canvas. MHD. Very complete and original, although upgraded from Mk 2/3 to Mk 2/4 in 1973. Said to have been driven weekly, but last in service 1991. With tools, cargo net, gas-firing Browning machine gun (no permit required), cooker, working intercom and unopened first-aid kit. No mention of hull shocker used in Northern Ireland. Four-wheel drive via 5-speed preselector and fluid fly- SOLD AT $315,421. And it fetched top E-type roadster money too, which is right for a good 3.8 S. In Switzerland since 1984, so 5% extra tax to pay if it stays in the EU. (Yup, Britain’s still in the EU. For now). #153-1962 JAGUAR XKE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N 850336. Gunmetal/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 1 miles. Flatfloor roadster just out of restoration and therefore still excellent. Paint and chrome perfect. Seats look unused. Center aluminum trim scratch free. Sits right on tall crossplies. At holding handbrake gaiter, original tools, proper glass screen-wash bottle. Leather this level of perfection I would have liked to have seen some imperfections such as factory spotweld dimples in the rear pan, but they’ve been filled. Odometer presumably zeroed at resto. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $337,808. Very expensive, yes, but this is what you have to pay for an as-new flat-floor car. #109-1962 LOTUS ELITE Series II Su- Motor Club events. Good order all around, although now only one carb rather than two, with VSCC Buff Form. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $64,363. A7s have a lot to answer for, don’t they? Colin Chapman’s first Lotus was an Austin special, too. Anyway, for the Cooper completist this is a must, even though it sold for four times the price of a regular A7 special, at $64,363. #114-1955 JAGUAR MK VII M sedan. S/N 726904DN. Black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 8,800 miles. The VII M is the more powerful version (160 to 190 hp increase). Very original, with three owners from new, and Bonhams believes the mileage is genuine based on old MoTs. It does look too good to have ever been apart. Dead straight and shiny. Lots of lovely detail, such as factory split pin 134 wheel... so a bit like an early Tiptronic. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,052. Formerly in service in N. Ireland for 10 years with the 14th/20th Hussars—where, according to the vendor, “It was undoubtedly shot at a lot.” Sold where expected. An interesting alternative to a Willys MB for about the same money, although arguably less usable—unless you like to intimidate careless parkers at the local supermarket. The Rolls-Royce B60 petrol inline six drinks a bit to propel its near four tons. #129-1960 JAGUAR XK 150 S 3.8 road- ster. S/N T820082DN. Dark blue/charcoal leather. RHD. Odo: 19,992 km. Last stop before the E-type, using same 265-hp (yeah, right...) triple-carb six, and one of only 24 RHD 3.8-liter S roadsters. Originally gray with black leather. Very straight with excellent door fit. Retrimmed in ’80s. Various plaques and two stopwatches on the dash, kph speedo—although original mph instrument comes with the car. Nicely mellowed since restoration. Aluminum fuel tank. Cond: 2-. per 95 coupe. S/N 1959. Dark green/gray vinyl & leather. RHD. Odo: 37,225 miles. Bristol-bodied car (better than Maximar). Nicely original and still on its original twin SUs. No obvious stars or chips in fiberglass. Motor rebuilt 700 miles ago. Irreplaceable interior parts have survived well: center console retrimmed in leather, seat leather and car- pets look newish. Plumbed-in extinguisher (plus a hand-held) a reassuringly wise move. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $137,815. This ticks all the right boxes: Bristol body, Series II with better rear wishbones, more power and ZF Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. gearbox—so deservedly went over estimate. Super desirable. #139-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB51784R. Goodwood Green/ beige leather. RHD. Odo: 93,300 miles. Appears original and never restored. Mostly laid up since 1987, with only 1,000 miles covered in that time. Engine change at the factory in 1965. Retrimmed in 1990. Recent new tires ing past its £280k–£340k ($373k–$453k) estimate to reach decent DB4 money. #144-1978 LAND ROVER SERIES III and stainless exhaust. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $606,455. A cheapish DB5 at less money than a DB4 that sold three days before, and the same as the DB6 later in the sale (Lot 157). Driver-quality RS 2.7s are down to £450k ($600k) too—let’s have more of the same. #111-1965 FORD CORTINA 1500GT 2-dr sedan. S/N BA77EA40705. White/black vinyl & velour. RHD. Odo: 14,117 miles. Recently restored. Back to bare metal from a rally car already fitted with roll cage, harnesses, tripmeter, strut brace, wide steel wheels, sump guard, tank guard and skidded exhaust. Now completely rot free and as clean underneath as it is up top. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,143. Bought by the vendor in 2013. This is 109-inch ceremonial utility. S/N 91184307C. Dark green/black vinyl. Odo: 2,201 miles. Finally...a Land Rover that’s meant to be shiny! Well kept and very low mileage as these are used rarely, for short distances and usually at walking pace. Good job Landies have a low gear range, eh? Cond: 2. SOLD AT $59,766. These slightly odd-looking creations were built as ceremonial platforms for Ypres Rally winner. Last event was the 2014 Roger Albert Clark Rally. As it’s a built-up car, it was estimated at only £20k–£30k ($27– $40k). That wouldn’t cover the cost to replicate it—although it did 25% better than predicted. Well bought. #131-1979 VAUXHALL CHEVETTE HS2300 hatchback. S/N 9B08RJY146283. Silver/tartan cloth, black vinyl. RHD. One of 400 homologation specials made. Chevettes share an Escort Mk I-size platform with Opel Kadett, but the HS is powered by the Magnum’s 2.3 slant-four. Very effective in rallying in their day. This is nicely stock. Repainted in 2013, but door swages BEST BUY state occasions, usually with Royals on the back (Her Maj is a great Landie enthusiast). Owned by the Ministry of Defence (yes, with a ‘c’), last used in 2012 for the Lord Mayor of London’s Parade. Expected to fetch about the same as a restored SI (estimated at £20k–£30k/$27k–$40k), this did much more, finishing up at a hammer price of around £39k. Well sold, especially as there’s 20% VAT on top of that to pay if it stays within the EU. #133-1979 TRIUMPH TR7 V8 coupe. getting on for Lotus Cortina money, which should prevent it from being made into one. A 1500GT is probably rarer—like a 911S 2.4 that hasn’t been made into an RS 2.7 clone. Strong money, but in line with the recent enthusiasm for fast Fords—and less than half what it cost to restore. A smart buy. #157-1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Van- tage coupe. S/N DB631782. California Sage Green Metallic/black leather. RHD. Odo: 23,605 miles. Massive restoration with lots of new metals, and engine punched out to 4.2 liters in the process. Leather looks pleasingly weathered, although a little baggy and worn. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $606,455. Originally Mink with dark blue leather. Although the market likes the Mk II best (as it has power steering), this did fantastically well—power- 136 tanks. Little interior to speak of other than custom dash. Raised exhaust exits through rear panel. Restored in 1990s. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $47,506. Unlikely as it might seem, the late, great Tony Pond hurled one of these about on a Manx Rally to great effect, narrow lanes bounded by granite walls and all. Owned since 1990 by Philip Young, who eventually reenacted the Peking-Paris Rally, but sadly left us last year after complications re- Sports Car Market S/N ACG26381. Red & white & blue/black velour. RHD. Odo: 2 miles. Built-up TR7, last used in 2014. Tidy condition for a rally car, although only loosely assembled for sale. Engine rebuilt since, but not run. Various Ford Escort componentry in brakes and suspension. Spares cache includes straight-cut, close-ratio gearbox. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $55,169. Last car from the small collection of Philip Young, the ‘godfather of historic rallying’ who bought it in 2013 as an evocation of Tony Pond’s 1980 don’t quite line up. Interior all good. Foam filters only noted deviation from standard. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,156. Last car (but first one offered) from the Philip Young collection. He bought this in February 2014, but sadly didn’t get much chance to enjoy it before his untimely death in March 2015. Rare, and looks fantastic value against an RS2000 or even a Sunbeam Lotus. Well bought. #132-1983 ROVER SD1 rally car. S/N SARREWZ7CH249998. Red, white & blue/ black velour. RHD. Odo: 8,712 miles. Genuine Works-built car. Prepared for a proposed re-run of the Paris-Peking Rally that never happened. Pressed into service on Middle East events, used by Tony Pond as a recce (reconnaissance) car, then acquired by Unipart for Philip Young to drive on the 1986 Himalayan Rally. Massively braced body shell and big

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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. sulting from a motorcycle accident while doing recce for an event in Burma. Not much actual use except as a conversation piece, but a piece of history. Bought for less than it would cost to make a copy—but its value is in its provenance and history... and continuing Young’s memory. #122-1985 MG METRO 6R4 Group B rally car. S/N SAXXRWNP7AD570124. White & blue/black velour. RHD. Odo: 36 miles. Rover’s attempt on Group B and moderately successfully before it got banned. Uses basically three-quarters of a Rover V8 and twin-cam heads, with all-wheel drive within a heavily modified Metro body shell. Rebuilt and color-changed several times. Now back in original Rothmans livery, but still red inside. to be reapplied for. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $352,577. This car’s best result was fifth on the 1986 RAC Rally with Kalle Grundel and Benny Melander, after the pair failed to finish the Acropolis due to a broken wheel bolt. Unsold on the block, but later appeared in the results at a fair bit under the £280k ($373k) low estimate. #124-2000 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE Works-type composite inner front wings. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $151,247. Class winner in the 1998 Targa Tasmania. Returned to the U.K. from New Zealand in 2012. Sold just on bottom estimate. Apart from hillclimbing, there’s not much you can do with these any more. Although you can always go and play with the Slowly Sideways group of Group B/ Group 4 rally-car enthusiasts. #110-1986 ASTON MARTIN V8 Vantage Zagato coupe. S/N V8IZXGTR20013. Red/ black velour. RHD. First RHD Zagato and the Geneva Show car. Later (1998) made into a racer at a cost of around $400k by Aston Martin Works Service with 580XR engine, but still street legal. Extensively lightened, with Per- Le Mans V600 coupe. S/N SCFDAM2S6XBR70245. Aston Martin Racing Green/ Parchment leather. RHD. Fabulous old dinosaur —the ultimate hot-rodded Virage derivative, and one of 40 made. Walnut veneer inserts to dash. Most of them appear to have discreetly grown traction control (think 550 lb/ft, wet roads and two tons), and this one has it, among #166-1986 FORD RS200 Ex-Works rally car. S/N SFACXXBJ2CGL00064. White & blue/black velour. Odo: 3,253 miles. Real exWorks rally car with in-period competition history. Restored in Scandinavia, but still a bit rough and ready inside as it’s a proper rally car. Original registration B200 XVX will have glove that’s 50 years old. Not original engine; replaced in mid-’50s. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $803,987. Owned and raced (and crashed) by Roy Salvadori 1951–52. In the last ownership for 44 years. Not bid quite high enough on the day, but sold immediately post-sale for the right money. Only 34 of these were built, and its provenance keeps it at the top of the market. Compare this with the 1954 example, with only recent racing history and slightly more ‘replica’ status, that sold three days earlier for less than half the price—and the re-creation earlier in the sale (Lot 105) expected to make £150k-plus ($190k-plus) that didn’t sell at all. TOP 10 No. 1 #140-1956 PORSCHE 550 Rennsport Spyder. S/N 5500090. Silver/buff canvas/tan leather. Odo: 19,971 miles. Very original and never restored. Not knocked about and never raced, but wearing a few dimples and dings that lightweight aluminum bodies pick up over the years, plus a few paint cracks. Seats beautifully broken in—like a good pair of Levi’s but not worn. Twin distributors and coils. Spare wheel still with its cover. Won the FIVA post-war award at Pebble spex windows, big brakes. Subsequently changed back to more road-suitable spec, with heater and 16-inch wheels. Spares include original wheels and interior, plus molds for the composite parts. Good cosmetic condition for a racer. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $337,808. Built for and previously owned by actor and amateur race driver Rowan Atkinson, and sold by Bonhams at the Works Service sale in 2008 for $240,100 (SCM# 1640744) to a buyer from Latvia; in storage in the U.K. since. Its race trailer, a matching-color Brian James Motor Shuttle, was the next lot (110A) and sold for £11,500 ($15,325). 138 the Ford-era switchgear. Parchment leather all good looks—unused in back—although very hand-finished on dash top. Digi odo, but said to have 17,000 miles from new, with two owners. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $472,132. Sadly, the ‘V600 BHP’ numberplate wasn’t included in the deal. Bonhams has sold a couple of these V600s in recent times, and this was right on the money. GERMAN #170-1950 FRAZER NASH LE MANS REPLICA roadster. S/N 421100120. Eng. # BS1142. Green/black canvas/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 54,526 miles. Numbered 127 when new. Rebuilt to 1951 specification after a crash at Silverstone. Known as ‘120’ but wears a replica chassis plate ‘127.’ Quite original with various pings and ripples in the body and incredibly patinated seats—like a pitcher’s Beach in 2010. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,121,188. Definitely the star of the show, from long-term ownership, and the catalog did gush a bit with self-import. But this is a very significant car, because it’s pretty much as it left the factory. Owned by master body man Fred Sebald from 1956 before he sold it in 1971, shortly after it had been tested by Richie Ginther for Road & Track. The money looks huge here, but it sold a little under its £4.7m ($6.3m) lower estimate. (See profile, p. 78.) #138-1957 PORSCHE 597 Jagdwagen 4x4 utility. S/N 597000106. Green/olive canvas/brown vinyl. Odo: 2 miles. A sort of grown-up Kubelwagen that never got adopted, with only 71 built. No doors, which keeps it amphibious. The 4x4 is a forerunner of the 959 system. Good order all around. Seat vinyl a little baggy in front. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $233,334. 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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. vinyl. MHD. Formula Junior was introduced in 1958 in Italy. The brainchild of Count Giovanni ‘Johnny’ Lurani as a low-cost feeder series into single-seater racing, and quickly spread across Europe. It’s still going strong. De Sanctis was just one of the low-numbers Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $399,000. Auction houses have been reducing their estimates on Dinos dramatically in the past few months, but no need to worry here—this sold at about 2015 money. As well as the low mileage and unmolested condition, perhaps the unusual color helped—a refreshing respite from Retail Red. Well done all around. #116-1990 LAMBORGHINI COUN- Hammered sold just under lower estimate of £170k ($226k). Sold for nearly $100k less than the one sold in Amelia Island earlier in March ($330k, SCM# 6799100). Rarity likely the biggest factor keeping the value so high here. #179-1968 PORSCHE 911 SWB coupe. S/N 11835259. White/black vinyl. Shortwheelbase car modified in the U.S. to roughly R specification and used for competition. Tidy order all around, with wide Fuchs, RS-type bumpers, Nardi wheel and Recaro S seats. Restored by U.K. Porsche rally specialist Francis Tuthill Ltd 2014–15 with a 1972 T/R creations—although unusual in being mid engined—which made it very competitive. Motor is Fiat. In good order, having been restored in 1999, although FIA papers were last issued in 2001. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $44,441. One of the cheapest ways into Formula Junior. Sold at the higher end of its £20k–£30k ($27k– $40k) estimate, offered at no reserve. #108-1971 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N 02114. Gold/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 25,253 miles. Dry-stored since 1981, which makes the low mileage look believable, and interior has therefore survived well. Paint on sills doesn’t look too clever, a few chips at door edges and small bubbles in sugar-scoop vents. It was meticulously cleaned and painted underneath before storage, according to the catalog, so hopefully not too much rot. Removable fiberglass spare wheelwell and better motor tuned to R specs and putting out 210hp—so likely a 2.4 at least, but even the website dedicated to the car doesn’t list the specs. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $110,926. Delivered new to Peter Gregg’s Brumos Motors in the U.S., then with Peter Groh in Switzerland 2012–14. Very nicely collectible junior RS, with some race history and all the right bits—and doesn’t look expensive at that. ITALIAN #102-1959 DE SANCTIS FORMULA JUNIOR monoposto. S/N 003. Red/black wheelarch closing panels sound encouraging, too. With original jack, wheel chock and tools. creasing on the seat leather shows it’s been used at all. A bit sad, really. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $300,496. Four owners, in storage 1997– 2009. These have slipped back a bit like everything else, as a couple of years ago they were £275k ($440k) all day long. A retreat from mad money is a move in the right direction, in my view. AMERICAN #143-1945 GMC DUKW 6x6 amphibi- ous utility. S/N B269. Gray/olive canvas. 5.9-L fuel-injected I6, 10-sp. Good order as it has been used by the Royal Marines at their Amphibious Trials and Training base in Devon. Retro-fitted with a 5.9-liter Cummins diesel at some stage, and a chrome exhaust stack, but only 522 hours of running time on TACH 25th Anniversary coupe. S/N ZA9C005A0KLA12815. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 17,325 km. Locked away and hardly driven most of its life. Recently recommissioned and repainted. Only a little wear and the whole chassis. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $91,548. Offered for sale by the Ministry of Defence (again, with a ‘c’), making it, the catalog reckons, the longest-serving military vehicle ever to come to sale. Estimated at £30k–£40k ($40k–$53k), it did far more (with 20% VAT added on top if it stays in the U.K.), but when was the last time you saw one at auction? © 140 Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN Worldwide Auctioneers — Auburn 2016 There was a definite shift in interest from old-money big iron to newer cars better suited to a younger clientele Company Worldwide Auctioneers Date September 3, 2016 Location Auburn, IN Auctioneer Rod Egan Automotive lots sold/offered 36/56 Sales rate 64% Sales total $3,051,290 High sale 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300S coupe, sold at $572,000 Buyer’s premium Top seller — 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300S coupe, sold at $572,000 Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics I n the nine years that Worldwide Auctioneers has conducted a sale during the Labor Day weekend Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg festival, it has changed and evolved a fair amount. It started as a two-day boutique catalog sale in a tent, changed to a multi-day sale with hundreds of cars in a tent, then back down to a catalog sale in a historic building — the original Cord factory that is now the National Auto & Truck Museum that is behind the ACD museum. This venue has worked out well for both auction house and museum, and they have settled in to this annual affair functioning like clockwork, so it’s little wonder that Worldwide was back this year. 10%, included in sold prices Auburn, IN This year was also something of a record, in that they had the fewest number of consignments at an Auburn auction — 56 (not including the traditional charity auction of a locally made quilt as the first lot). Call it a desire for a more-intimate, less-crowded setting, or maybe consignments are just hard to find (something that a lot of auction houses are discovering). Despite that, they still brought in a respectable $3 million. Leading those sales was a finely restored 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300S coupe, changing hands at $572,000. A close second was the prototype 1966 Shelby GT350 fastback, sporting a vinyl roof that was considered for production, which und a new home at $456,500. Going back to its original stable, e other hand, was its stablemate, one of four 1966 Shelby GT350 convertibles built during the model year. This red car failed to sell against a $790,000 final bid. These post-war cars signaled another shift 1966 Shelby GT350 prototype fastback, sold at $456,500 142 for this auction company. The numerous Full Classics of past years were exchanged with a significantly higher ratio and number of muscle cars consigned this year. While there were still six Full Classics consigned (with three selling), there were five big-block Chevrolet Chevelles (with only one a no-sale). Add the two Shelby Mustangs, a GTO Judge, and Corvettes into the mix, and there was a definite shift in interest from old-money big iron to the new younger clientele who’re also more prevalent in the auction world today. All told, Worldwide still put on a most enjoyable event that we look forward to next year. ♦ $6m $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 Sales Totals 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN ENGLISH #16-1953 MG TD roadster. S/N TD29378. Red/tan cloth/red leather. Odo: 16,105 miles. Stated that it’s a three-owner car, with the second owner having kept it for over 50 years. Also that the indicated miles are actual since new and that it is mostly original. Fitted with a front light bar along with a pair of fog lamps and a pair of grille badges. Paint and chrome seem to be too nice for 63 years old, although interior looks the part, with light wrinkling for comfortable patina more than wear. Light pitting on the gauge bezel frames. Crazed MG T Registry badge on dash, member 8322. Light yellowing and fade on soft-top cover. Overall matte black-painted undercar- Engine bay was once well detailed, and now still clean, but some corrosion starting to form on various parts. Same applies to undercarriage. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $60,500. Jaguar acquired Daimler in 1960, a year after the SP250 hit the market. Considering that Jag was ready to release the E-type to the market in 1961, the days of angry catfish were numbered. All things considered in retrospect, a wise choice—as the E-type firmly entrenched Jaguar in the general public’s mind, while the SP250—despite being spritely—had no chance at being called “the greatest crumpet catcher known to man.” I find it a tad odd that on one hand this was restored quite well, but on the other it was modified like it was. Part of why it sold well for the consignor. GERMAN #45-1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S riage—done a while back, as it’s holding road grime well and where flaked off has surface rust. Older economy exhaust system. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,950. While the low miles and originality are fascinating—along with the second owner buying it right out of high school in 1964—what’s more amazing is that the second owner was actually able to get a Kentucky commemorative National Corvette Museum license plate issued with the combination “1953.” Surely, there must have been a first-year Corvette owner from the Bluegrass State who dropped the ball on that one. Sold at no reserve, it was a jolly good car at a jolly good price. #21-1963 DAIMLER SP250 roadster. S/N 104178. British Racing Green/tan vinyl, green hard top/tan leather. Odo: 42,368 miles. Equipped with both tops. Restored several years ago, yet also with a roll bar that required modifying the rear seat. Also fitted with Panasport plus-one-sized wheels shod with modern performance radials, which protrude past wheelwells. Decent panel fit. Paint starting to show light scuffing and occasional polishing swirls. Leather hood straps show light weathering. Average-quality rechroming of most trim. Backs of front seats have glue showing from when they were reskinned and tucked into seat shells. Period aircraft-style seat belts. coupe. S/N 1880113500356. Grau Beige/ green leather. Odo: 83 miles. Factory-issued documentation shows it sold new in the U.S. as a direct-to-customer sale. Given a state-ofthe-art restoration over a decade ago, and presents exceptionally well. Superb repaint, with an authentic finish. Bumper and trim replating also has correct, almost-muted sheen. Fitted with period-accessory Bosch driving lights. Excellent door and panel gaps. Leather interior upholstery looks like it just came off the boat from Stuttgart. Or more like the time machine from 1954 Stuttgart. Superbly refinished burled walnut trim. Carpeting only shows around it. Actually, all brightwork looks to be original pieces stuck back on—all showing either some light nicks or pits. Acceptable door gaps, at best. Decent job of re-covering seats. Not as good workmanship putting down new carpet. Lousy job re-covering dashboard, as it’s curling on the edges from not sticking to the rusty metal below it. Nothing done to detail motor while it was out for repaint, aside from washing it off. Lots of sloppy additional wiring with crimp connectors. More add-on sloppy wiring underneath, but at least it wasn’t partially rattle-canned like the newer KYB shocks. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,500. This first-year VoPo wasn’t as well restored as some would have you believe. Mark that, I’ll reuse my term “refurbish” to better describe the work. While 914s are seeing some halo effect from air-cooled 911s, they’re still closer to VWs for pricing. A one-bid wonder at no reserve, which sold at full price and more. #43-1973 PORSCHE 911T Targa. S/N slight wear at heel pad. Concours-ready engine bay. Clean, all-black glossy undercarriage. Stock rims shod with reproduction Firestone bias-ply wide whitewalls. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $572,000. In the pre-SL years, this shared top billing with the cabriolet version as the finest offering from the three-pointed star, with only 216 coupes made for all global markets from 1952 through 1958. And this was certainly restored to that level of quality and reverence. Seen previously this year at Bonhams’ Amelia Island sale, where it sold for $429,000 (SCM# 6799117). Bidding opened at $350k, the reserve surpassed at $475k and it still generated several more bids without breaking stride to become the top sale of the event. #24-1970 PORSCHE 914/4 convertible. S/N 4702901600. Canary Yellow/black fiberglass/black leatherette. Odo: 23,622 miles. U.S.-market car. First owner had it for 40 years before a cosmetic redo. Decent repaint in original hue. Older replacement windshield, with scuffed aluminum trim reattached 144 9113110557. Light ivory/black vinyl/black leatherette. Odo: 70,922 miles. Porsche CoA. Options include comfort package, full-tinted glass, chrome wheelwell edging and Fuchs wheels—now shod with older radials. Original fuel-injection system was removed and replaced by triple-venturi-downdraft Weber carburetors, with the stock parts included loose with the car. Also has a remote oil filter and remote feed lines—one of which leaks, marking the car’s territory in an ever-enlarging pool of Castrol ahead of right-rear tire. Stated that most paint is original, the rest blended pretty well. Chipped and rusty beneath horn grilles. Serviceable original brightwork. Dashpad coming loose over heater controls. Rear parcel-shelf vinyl lifting and curled. Washed-off undercarriage, with fresh valve-cover bolts. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $68,750. While the car has a California black license plate with 1972 tabs on it, good luck getting that registered there with the Webers on it. That’s likely one of the reasons it was exported from there after it was stored for 20 years. 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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN #34-1974 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 9114101457. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 11,609 miles. Porsche-issued CoA and original window sticker confirms the car as configured here, with optional pop-out rear quarter windows, 911S gauge cluster and full-tinted glass. Original Fuchs wheels shod with newer performance radials. Stated by consignor that indicated miles are actual, as tracked by previous long-term owner’s service records. Baremetal-yet-masked-off-windows repaint a few years back, which still presents well. Otherwise, materials and finishes stated to be original. Heaviest interior wear is on the steering-wheel rim and the aftermarket floor mats. Somewhat tidy and tended-to engine stock. Washed-off undercarriage, with a newer exhaust system. Wears 1979 Texas license plates. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,450. The 928s are starting to ride the high tide of both air-cooled 911s and 1980s poster cars (let alone fans of “Risky Business”). However, the greatest gains are generally stock cars, so this example is actually getting into Risky Business. Offered at no reserve, so it’s easy to call it market-correct, which it currently is. And the new U-boat captain may not even end up under water with it. IRISH bay, more cleaned up than detailed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $59,400. Porsche did about the best job of tidying up the look of the 911 compared to any car for 1974, when the 5-mph “guard rail” bumper law came into effect in the U.S. Their design team blended the bumpers into the bodywork and created the plastic bellows between the ends of the bumpers and side of the body to allow for the telescoping of said bumpers if hit. The reserve was easily met at $42,500—maybe the consignor didn’t get the memo that ’70s 911s are still a hot property. Either that, or he had over-estimated falling values after the implosion of the market when it went totally bonkers two years ago. As such, this is a fairly accurate barometer of the market at this point in time. #9-1979 PORSCHE 928 coupe. S/N 928- 9200318. White/tan leather. Odo: 94,482 miles. Fitted with modern OEM Porsche alloy wheels, hinting at the late 928 S4 brakes and suspension. Better-quality, trim-off repaint in recent years. Also has replacement door seals, so it still needs more of a concerted slam to seat it properly. Decent shut lines on hood and hatch. All-replacement upholstery and interior soft trim. Original steering wheel shows some light fade and wear. Carpeting also shows some light fading. Modern Kenwood DINmount CD sound system displaces the stock #7-1982 DELOREAN DMC-12 gullwing. S/N SCEDT26T7CD011540. Stainless steel/ black leather. Odo: 24,884 miles. Stated the indicated miles are actual, and the car is original. Good sheen on the stainless steel, which is not getting cloudy. Does have one light ding— almost looks like a lone hailstone divot—on the roof between the doors towards the rear. Still has original, yet yellowed and peeling, DMC Quality Assured decal on the driver’s door glass (how apropos). Driver’s seat shows moderate leather crazing, while only the passenger’s seat bottom does. Trim moldings loose around windshield. Minimal interior wear otherwise. Older, replacement Michelin tires on stock al- shows more aging than wear. Aftermarket, carpeted floor mats. Generally tidy and stock engine bay and undercarriage, yet both show usage. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $125,000. A decade ago, folks were beginning to think that a Testarossa would drop below the value of a 308 GTS—and they did get close. However, both have shot up markedly in recent years. The estimate on this car was a bit optimistic at $140k–$160k, but the final bid here was also a touch light. JAPANESE #37-1978 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 custom SUV. S/N FJ40297516. Matte black & tan cattail camoflauge/black vinyl. Odo: 37,435 miles. Generally stock powertrain, on what’s stated to be a 37k-mile truck. Recent repaint in matte black with a swamp-grass-camouflage motif wrap on lower half of the truck (think getting to the duck blind early before hunting starts at sunrise). Fitted with an electric Warn winch behind front bumper, with cable payout over the bumper. Aftermarket black-painted wheels shod with oversized on- and off-road radials. Class III rear hitch, fitted with a three-way ball receiver. The body seems to be fitted slightly rearward compared to the axis of the front and rear axles—based on wheel versus wheelwell loy rims. Copious fluid leaks—one green, one brown—from below the motor and the left rear strut, respectively. Offered at no reserve, if the car didn’t inspire enough confidence anyway. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,300. Equipped with the lesser seen and generally more desirable 5-speed manual, but like all of them it’s feeding some semblance of power from the PRV V6. And with nary a reference to a certain movie series from the mid-1980s that is usually tied to any of these that cross an auction block—so bonus points go to the folks at WW for giving that a rest. Selling at no reserve, it pretty much brought the going rate. ITALIAN #14-1989 FERRARI TESTAROSSA radio. Engine bay more of a better clean-up than detailed, and generally leaning towards 146 coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A2K0079507. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 16,359 miles. U.S.market car from new. Stated the indicated mileage actual, and the car is original. Most recent major service was done in November 2012 at 14,610 miles, including a new timing belt and valve job. Good original paint, with only a couple of light road-debris chips. No curb rash on chin spoiler or wheels. Notable discoloration of driver’s seat outside bolster and soiling of seat bottom, but rest of interior placement. Seats reupholstered to stock. Allnew shocks and brake lines on the black undercarriage. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,000. This was donated at no reserve as a fundraiser for a young man who sustained a back injury and is now a quadriplegic. As such, it was stated that all proceeds were being donated for his medical bills. Considering the deflation of the over-valued Land Crusher prices of three to five years ago, this was still a pretty decent buy; purchased by a Midwest dealer who’s just as keen to help a good cause and make a buck. AMERICAN #36-1920 STUTZ MODEL H phaeton. S/N 7201. Red/black leatherette/brown leather. Sports Car Market

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On the Radar These cars are now 25 years old and legal to import to the U.S. for the first time by Chad Tyson 1992 Opel Calibra Turbo 4x4 Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN RHD. Odo: 36,149 miles. Restored during the late 1990s, to show-quality levels. AACA National First Place badge on rear license plate/ stop-light bracket. Radiator fitted with a Moto Meter and a participant’s badge from the Stutz centennial meet in 2011 is on headlight bar. High-quality body and fender repaint, but made that the Franklin, with its air-cooled engine, is one of the first cars with a cult following. And Bill Harrah definitely drank the Kool-Aid by the gallon, with a well-known fondness for Syracuse, NY’s most famous car maker. Offered at no reserve, it was a good buy on one of the least expensive ways to own a CCCA Full Classic—with great provenance to boot. Pros: When Opel launched the Calibra in 1989, it was the most aerodynamic production car in the world. Then, in 1991, Opel introduced fourwheel drive (with independent rear suspension) into their formerly front-wheel-drive-only Calibra line. In 1992 they added a turbocharged engine option (C20LET), which only came with a manual Getrag 6-speed. See where this is going? That 2.0-liter, 16-valve, DOHC I4 pumped out 204 hp — not bad for a time when the base Corvette had 245 hp. It sprints from 0 to 60 in just 6.8 seconds. Production of the fun version continued until 1997, when Opel produced a final run of Calibra Turbo Limited Editions. We still have a few more years to wait to bring those ones over. Cons: The base was a small, front-wheel-drive coupe available around the world as the Vauxhall Calibra (U.K.), Chevrolet Calibra (South America) and Holden Calibra (Australia). We know how fun GM’s world cars were at this point in time — not much! I’m looking right at you, Suzuki Swift/Geo Metro. Also, the silhouette and certain angles remind me of the not-so-world-beating Geo Storm. Price Range: $10k–$15k, plus import costs. 1991 Porsche 944 Turbo cabriolet done to a slightly lower standard on the bottom. That’s just as well, as several undercarriage components have edge wear, light flaking and are greasy. Uneven finish on bottom of gas tank from repairs that were painted over. Replated components starting to dull and tarnish slightly. Decent door fit. Exceptionally good interior upholstery work. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. The Model H is essentially an all-weather, more sophisticated Bearcat, with the shift lever inside rather than outside the more exposed bodywork. Stated that this car has participated in two Horseless Carriage Club tours since 2009, so its days as a concours lawn ornament are over until it gets a serious detail job. Yet as a tour car (where the market really is on this example) it only got this one bid—against an estimate of $110k to $130k. #39-1925 FRANKLIN 10-C tourer. S/N Pros: Porsche gave us the 944 Turbo. We got the 944 S2 cabriolet. But Stuttgart’s finest never sent over the Turbo cabrio. Porsche added the 250-hp Turbo S engine to the cabriolet body, and made 525 left-hand-drive versions as well as 100 right-handers. You’re going to be one of few — more likely the only one — at your next regional PCA event. Cons: It’s not a 911, but most every Porsche’s primary failing is not being the iconic one. All of the usual 944 concerns and maladies are here, too: multi-step retensioning of the timing belt after replacement at 30k miles, and the water pump is on the maintenance schedule are among the annoyances. Also, I’ll long remain skeptical of any electronic systems that started production in the 1980s. Price Range: $29k–$38k, plus import costs. ♦ 148 E96704. Avon Blue/black leatherette/black leather. Odo: 1,427 miles. Formerly part of the Bill Harrah Collection in Reno, NV. After it was restored by his shops in the early 1960s, it won the Primary division in the 1963 Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Western Division meet. The next time the car was judged, it won a CCCA Senior Division award with a new owner in 1988. Since then, has generally been maintained as-is. Masking lines on the windshield gaskets from repaint. Said windshield also has a Franklin Tour 1964 decal on replacement safety glass. All plating turning dull. Interior leather somewhat stiff, yet somewhat pliable. Engine block shows some grime, #15-1931 CHRYSLER CM roadster. S/N R1892CM. Cream & dark blue/tan cloth/dark blue leather. Odo: 838 miles. Equipped with dual sidemount spares and steel trunk painted to match fenders. Fitted with period Pilot Ray driving lights and boot-scraper step plates. Old restoration, in a color combination that screams 1960s classic-car repaint. That is, unless the original owner had a Gulf Oil franchise. Said repaint has numerous chips, mostly at panel ends and higher-traffic areas. Muted older plating. Period-accessory marble-style shift knob. 1960s era aftermarket gauges below dashboard. Water-stained carpet. Older engine detailing now getting dingy. Undercarriage painted same blue as fenders, but not nearly as well. Modern electric fuel pump installed out of gas tank. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. The CM was the small Chrysler for 1931, and as such isn’t a Full Classic—not at all helping its value. With a $65k to $85k reserve, this final bid wasn’t going to be in spitting range for negotiations. Although it should have. #40-1933 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT Model 1004 convertible. S/N 558392. Burgundy & black/tan cloth/burgundy leather. Odo: 11,618 miles. Equipped with rumble seat, dual sidemount spares with steel covers, steel trunk, mesh grille guard, and Goddess of Speed hood ornament. Professionally restored in 1997, with two subsequent visits to the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach Concours, with its 2002 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic event plate still mounted on front bumper. Also wears a CCCA Premier Senior Winner tag on but ancillaries are clean and present well. Good older tires on clincher rims. Lighter road grime on the chassis than expected. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,000. The argument can be Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN right-side cowl. Paint still generally in superb condition. Chrome work also still resplendent. Tidy engine bay, fitted with an improved 1934 steering box. Undercarriage will be an easy detail job. Modern electric fuel pump discreetly mounted at rear gas tank. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $275,000. As far as I’m concerned—and a lot of other collectors will join in—the 1933 Packard was the epitome of styling in the Classic era. I’m particularly fond of the one-year-only front fender treatment— open at the front like the 1932s, but modestly skirted along sides. Tasteful, elegant, and not as over-done with a nose-heavy look as the fully skirted-at-the-front 1934s. I’ve yet to see a body on a 1933 that doesn’t look good on it—sedans, ambulances and hearses, too. No doubt about it, the convertible coupe with rumble seat is toward the top of anybody’s list for body styles on a ’33. This one was done right, as it’s still holding together well despite 7k miles of touring. It came up $25k short of the low estimate on block, and I’d have to agree with the consignor to hang on to it. #10-1937 FORD DELUXE custom rum- bleseat convertible. S/N 3848723. Red metallic/ tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 90,305 miles. Newer base/clear paint job, in an eight-decades-from-stock color. Silver metallic fender welting—just in case all-new reproduction emblems and chrome isn’t enough bling for you. Repowered with a 1952 Mercury flathead, fitted with vintage and not-so-vintage speed equipment. Among them is a set of Evans finned aluminum heads and Edelbrock tri-power intake with a set of Stromberg 97s on top. Everything under hood generally well screwed together and quite clean. Stock ap- restoration done around 15 years ago. Good paint prep, but has light orange peel on several surfaces. What is smooth has a stock sheen to it. Original wood framing heavily coated with clear urethane. Replacement vinyl insets, but some of the edges are lifting. Generally good replating on most chrome, but a few of the grille bars have a dull finish. Door-to-frontfender fit is not all that great, especially on right side. Good reupholstery work, and gener- ally accurately done. Gauge gaskets are oozing out from age and heat absorption. Engine compartment generally restored to stock, but shows soiling and discoloration from light use since restoration. Generally clean undercarriage, with more dust from sitting than road grime. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $82,000. One thing about the post-war Chrysler Town & Countrys is that they rarely end up being painted Resale Red. By and large, they tend to keep their born-with color—usually green. However, this one should’ve been painted a little bit better regardless of color. It was almost enough to reorder more of that shelf paper and keep covering it. Appropriately bid, but inappropriate reserve. #38-1949 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- pearing, but aftermarket, small-diameter banjo-style steering wheel. LeBaron-Bonney seat kit well fitted, but doesn’t quite colormatch the door panels. Restored period AM radio is minty fresh, unlike rest of the yellowed dashboard gauges and clock. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Not quite a street rod, but several exits and a rest stop away from stock. This is fine if that’s what you’re looking for. I’m more surprised that it has stock-style wheels and tires than anything else, but, then again, it would give a new owner a chance to choose their own. Since it didn’t meet reserve, there’s no new owner to change them. Perhaps the consignor will go that route next time—to court the street-rod contingent. #8-1949 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN- TRY New Yorker convertible. S/N 7410004. Noel Green & wood/tan cloth/green leather, tan broadcloth. Odo: 14,213 miles. 232-ci I8, 2-bbl, Fluid Drive transmission. Frame-off December 2016 vertible. S/N 496228913. Black/tan cloth/red leather. Odo: 81,251 miles. 331-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Older, concise restoration, with a recent paint and interior refresh with new seats and carpeting. Light scratching on the chrome and trim, but is still presentable. Good but not spectacular door and panel fit. Light-to-moderate wear on sombrero wheel-cover paint stripes. Period-aftermarket exhaust pipe outlet deflector. Cadillac-LaSalle Club member decal in windshield. Light nicks on steering column paint, with light pitting on horn ring. Equipped with power windows. Generally clean and tidy under hood, but also showing some yellowing and light flash rust on a few bare-metal fasteners. Cleaner under car, with bright chassis hardware and newer fuel tank. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $57,500. Unbeknownst to most, the 1949 Cadillac was the first Motor Trend magazine Car of the Year (with far less hullaballoo than today). Good choice, considering how influential the new-for-’49 overhead-valve V8 149

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN was to be in the global auto market. Bid beneath the $65k–$85k pre-auction estimate, which is more accurate on the lower end than on the top, but the car is easily worth more than what was offered. #46-1949 PACKARD EIGHT Model 2301 wagon. S/N 239353428. Dark red & wood/tan vinyl. Odo: 58,930 miles. Older, driver-grade restoration, which has been driven a fair amount since being redone. Presentable repaint, with polishing scratches and a few cracks forming in A-pillars. Mostly original wood, with door window frames showing frequent discoloration from old inattentiveness and some filler added. Good original stainless trim, with moderate scuffing. In an act of sheer non-brilliance on a 6-volt, positive-ground system, both economy-grade battery cables have blue insulation. Chrome horns and breather cover. Old brush-painted chassis, with newer in-line fuel filter added. Decent seat and door-panel reupholstery work. Original kick panels are far lighter than the replace- try migrated to 12-volts in 1956, the SAE standard was to use negative ground. Today, we are now several generations deep into owners who have clue zero about positive or negative ground—so if the hood is opened on this and a Millennial is wielding a jump pack, keep an eye on them. Or run like hell before the battery blows. Most bidders on this car also opted for the run-like-hell option, as it sold relatively cheap, but if the battery cables are an indication—it’s cheap because it is cheap. #17-1950 CHEVROLET STYLELINE Deluxe wagon. S/N 2HKE42837. Rodeo Beige Metallic & wood/brown leatherette. Odo: 47,638 miles. 216-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Restored in recent years. In storage a considerable time (1953–77), then sold to the second owner in 1977, and used for less than 1k miles until resold in 2014, with the indicated miles attested as being correct from new. Betterquality body prep and base/clear paint application. Authentic printed woodgrain patterns on the outside of the car, as no trees were harmed in the making or restoration of this wagon. Good door and panel fit. 1953 New York State inspection sticker in original windshield. All three rows of seats authentically reupholstered. Radio delete plate (it’s a famous singer’s car without a radio). Reproduction hands, everyone who knew who she was without going to Wikipedia? Anyone, anyone? That’s the problem with celebrity cars as they age. People’s memories age, then those people die, and unless it’s someone everyone knows who’s famous for generations (Elvis), eventually there’s no celeb uptick to it. This wagon sold for what one of these would be expected to bring, regardless of any famous owners. And, by the way, she was a noted performer on Broadway, most famous for her role opposite Yul Brynner in the original production of “The King and I,” but died of cancer on September 6, 1952, a year and a half after production opened. #5-1953 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N C53F100178. Saddle Brown & India Ivory/Parchment vinyl/white & tan vinyl. Odo: 44,163 miles. 235-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Frame-off restoration completed approximately a decade ago, yet also claimed that the indicated 44,163 miles are actual. Good barebody base/clear repaint in original hue. Major chrome pieces replated well, and most trim is reproduction. New plastic hood and trunk emblem inserts. AACA in the original and lightly scuffed windshield. Passenger’s side headlight cloudy on inside—like it was broken or burned out. Well-fitted replacement top and seats. Reproduction Powerglide instruction sleeve on the driver’s visor. Clean and very ment vinyl. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,000. Packard, like some manufacturers through 1955, used a 6-volt, positive-ground electrical system—generally under the auspices that it aided in cold-weather starting (trust this writer who hails from Minnesota—the only thing that helps 6-volt systems start better is to make them 12-volt systems). When the indus- bias-ply wide white tires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $56,100. Originally owned by Gertrude Lawrence, as a present from her husband. Show of authentically detailed under hood. Undercarriage is quite tidy also. Reproduction Firestone bias-ply wide whitewall tires. Title delay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $46,200. Not that pre1955 Chevy convertibles were all that common (then or now), but this one is a very early production example—the 178th car to leave the Flint assembly plant for the model year. Originally was a no-sale at $40k, but the post-event data released by the auction company shows that a deal was consummated on it after all. #22-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 30837S107716. Sebring Silver/ dark blue vinyl. Odo: 788 miles. 327-ci 340hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Shipped new to Kraabel Chevrolet in Missoula, MT, per NCRS data. Equipped with optional 3.70 Posi differential, tinted windshield and AM/FM radio. Restored in recent years, and attained NCRS Top Flight status in September 2015. Some masking overspray and residue on rubber seals. Inner panels on front clip have some thicker areas over wheelwells, while rear wheelwells have been trimmed for tire fit. Paint and chrome decent—not spectacular. Highly detailed under hood a few years ago, but now showing some 150 Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN fuel staining on intake manifold and exhaust bolts are rusting. Rear transverse leaf spring has been painted gray, while most of the rest ing the rarely equipped front bucket seats. Instead, it went on ad nauseam about the mechanical changes between 1963 and 1964, plus pulling quotes from Autocar magazine. Let’s face it—if you have to use quotes from a British car magazine about a Caddy, you have something to hide. And I could plainly see what it was, as its bodywork is unwinding and the ASAP replacement of the water pump will likely not be the last time a wrench is put to motor. Maybe even before the end of the weekend. Sold exceptionally well. #47-1966 SHELBY GT350 prototype of the undercarriage is matte black. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $139,700. While it’s an NCRS Top Flight car, I didn’t find it all that spectacular. Granted, the overall restoration is quite good, but some post-restoration touch-up work smacks of quick and dirty. While the most potent carbureted engine from this year is underhood, other options (or at least not-required options with the L76 340-hp motor) are sparse. Still, with Split-Windows continuing to bring big-block money, this one fell right into the auction house’s estimate of $135k–$150k. #44-1964 CADILLAC ELDORADO con- vertible. S/N 64E066251. Spruce Blue/ silver blue vinyl/light blue leather. Odo: 98,637 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional a/c, power locks, Twilight Sentinel headlights, tilt steering column and bucket seats, with center console. Older bodywork and repaint. Wavy rear quarter panels, especially over left rear wheel, which also has blisters forming. Plastic body filler cracking out from ahead of left rear wheel, too. The rest of the repaint still quite presentable. Show-quality chrome bumper replating. Good original interior, with some light discoloration and wrinkling of seat bottoms. Clean under hood, but poorly repainted engine, with runs and fisheyes. Water pump replaced the day be- fastback. S/N SFM6S001. White/blue vinyl/ black deluxe vinyl. Odo: 86,021 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. The first 1966 Shelby GT350 by s/n, which is actually a 1965 model year Mustang immediately sent to Shelby American as a prototype for 1966 production. Unique in that it’s the only Shelby Mustang to have a Pony interior from new, rear-brake cooling ducts, a full vinyl top that almost made the Shelby option list, and minor trim placement such as on glovebox door. Most recent restoration in 2011 returned it to its late-1965 configuration while under control of Shelby American. Better-than-original paint and chrome. Excellent workmanship on replaced roof vinyl. Hood fit not all that great, but welcome to low-volume, fiberglass-panel #48-1966 SHELBY GT350 convertible. S/N SFM6S2377. Red/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 95 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Equipped with optional a/c and Magnum 500 wheels—now shod with reproduction Blue Streak bias-ply tires. Most recent restoration completed in 2010, after which it attained SAAC Division I Gold status. As such, paint prep, paint application, panel fit and chrome work easily better than technically possible when car was new. Dummy rear scoops, as brake-cooling ducting won’t fit due to top well intruding where it’s routed. Door fit about as good as you can get on a Mustang body. Even the hood fit isn’t too bad. Reproduction windshield inspection stickers, with more inspection marking on bottom of car and under hood. fore auction, as it was starting to leak. Newer undercoating and non-stock, dual-exhaust system. Older wide whitewall radial tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $45,650. The auction catalog description didn’t even have a sentence about any specifics for this exact car. This despite it hav- “ 152 construction circa 1965. Light seat wear makes me think the repop covers may predate the 2011 restoration, but certainly aren’t original. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $456,500. This was part of the of the GT350 50th anniversary display at last year’s Pebble Beach Concours. Unlike the red ’66 GT350 convertible that this consignor also had here, this car is truly a one-of-one. That car is actually one of four, except that it’s one of one with red paint. Of the two, I preferred this car because of its exclusivity (being s/n one doesn’t hurt, either). The reserve lifted when bidding ground to a halt at $415k, hammering to that when it failed to coax any additional bids. Under half a million—call this well bought. Let’s face it—if you have to use quotes from a British car magazine about a Caddy, you have something to hide. And I could plainly see what it was, as its bodywork is unwinding and the ASAP replacement of the water pump will likely not be the last time a wrench is put to motor. 1964 Cadillac Eldorado convertible Both of the aforementioned areas are essentially turn-key concours ready as presented here. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $790,000. Most Shelbyphiles tend to agree that four 1966 convertibles were built from new (two additional Mustangs were converted decades later with Shelby’s blessing). Each one was a different color, this being known as…(wait for it)... the red car. This was originally owned by Bob Shane of The Kingston Trio, one of the most popular folk-music groups ever. However, it was in a fender-bender within a year with less than 4k miles on it, and was sold. Last seen at RM’s Monterey sale on August 2000 (SCM# 1537118), where it was a no-sale at $203,500. Continuing that no-sale tradition (albeit with a different owner), the $1m–$1.5m pre-sale estimate gives an idea where the reserve was. #20-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194378S413494. Le Mans Blue/ Bright Blue vinyl. Odo: 30,063 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Retains original tank sticker—showing that it’s an original L89, with power windows, tilt/tele steering column and AM/FM radio. Fitted with a “warranty replacement” engine block. Restored a few years back by a marque expert. Good body prep and paint, but with a couple of scrapes over the left taillights. Better door gaps than usually encountered from the factory. Fuel-filler flap sits somewhat high on body. Fully reconditioned interior, with redyed ” Sports Car Market

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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN door panels, console and dashboard. No appreciable wear on the seats, light carpet soiling. Stock and tidy under the hood, to include all smog equipment and plumbing. Flash rust on several chassis components, but new stockstyle exhaust system. Rally wheels shod with reproduction bias-ply Redlines. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $48,400. One of 624 Tri-Power 435-hp L71s that also had the L89 aluminum cylinder heads. When put up for bids, it originally was a no-sale at $44k, but post-event results supplied by the auction company state that a deal was put together for that hammered amount. #12-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 124379N610391. Daytona Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 908 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Options include power frontdisc brakes, painted front bumper, center console, full tinted glass, fold-down rear seat, rear window defogger and AM/FM radio. Restored almost two decades ago by a stated marque specialist. Decent repaint, with the imperfectly masked, painted-on stripes also beneath clear coat. Quarter panels thicker and have wider flared wheelwells than stock. Trunk gaps off, hood slightly better. Door fit not great, not helped on the driver’s side by the door glass and quarter-window glass overlapping. New Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $87,500. Call this Desert Sand with Antique Saddle interior if you want to, like Chevy did, but that conjures up the color of dirt. This is a shade of gold, plain and simple. Not the most popular Chevelle color—then or now. Kudos to the restorer and consignor for keeping it correct to how it’s built and not giving us yet another color change to Cranberry Red. This was also the only Chevelle not to sell of the five offered. #35-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE door seals applied after repaint, but starting to tear. Most brightwork is reproduction. At least reproduction interior vinyl was installed fairly well. Recent spiff-up under hood and under car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $62,700. Last seen at Worldwide’s Houston sale in 2011 selling for $73,700 (SCM# 182051). Little wonder it didn’t sell well, with the slap-dash fit and finish. It may look good at 10 feet, but this car screams, “Throw it together and flip it!” Would drive anyone nuts to live with in short order. GM couldn’t do this badly after an all-weekend assembly-plant keg party. Reserve lifted after the last bid, so hopefully the new owner has a few weeks set aside (or a shop lined up) to tweak and adjust the car, so at least the windows don’t shatter when you shut a door. #18-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 454 LS6 2-dr hard top. S/N 136370B161954. Gold/tan vinyl. Odo: 44,701 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Retains the original build sheet, showing that it was equipped with options such as M22 4-speed, 4.10 Positraction differential, power front-disc brakes, F41 suspension, Cowl Induction hood and AM radio. Authentically restored in recent years to as-it-left-the-factory configuration. Painted-on stripes integral with base/clear repaint. Allnew door and window seals. Repainted dash- December 2016 SS 454 LS6 convertible. S/N 136670B125389. Astro Blue/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 57,550 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Optional LS6, M22, power brakes, Cowl Induction, tilt steering column, center console and AM/FM radio. Concise frame-off restoration recently completed. Aside from lacking emissions-control equipment, engine compartment very authentically detailed—including replicated inspection chalk and paint marks. Same level of detail and cleanliness also on undercarriage. Reproduction Delco battery. Base/clear repaint, with striping applied over clear coat. Slight waviness to replated bumpers, but not far off from original build quality, either. Slight fabric bunching on driver’s board frame far lighter than reproduction dashpad, also lighter than door panels, seats and head rests—all of which are from different dye lots. Cloudy dash gauges. Show-quality correct engine compartment—including smog equipment and a correct-style repop battery. side of replacement top, near windshield frame. Otherwise, well fitted and smooth. Also well-fitted reproduction seats, door panels, dashpad and carpeting—all showing no appreciable wear. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $112,000. I’m hard pressed to think of the last time I’ve seen a ’70 Chevelle in Astro Blue, let alone an SS 454 LS6 drop-top. I find it a pleasing combination, and glad it wasn’t tarted up in Cranberry Red. Bidding started at $50k, with the reserve met at $80k. From there it generally was a methodical pace by a couple of grand each step—until the ante was raised from $94k to $100k, with a final counteroffer to get it sold. A good buy if you like Astro Blue—especially against the pre-sale guesstimate of $120k–$150k. © 153

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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #32-1932 MORGAN SUPER SPORTS roadster. S/N R174. Eng. # LTOW2Z7118900. Black/green leather. RHD. JAP-engined Morgan. Restored not too long ago, still good all around, dash and instruments good. Cond: 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS coupe, sold for $100,000 at RM Sotheby’s, Plymouth, MI auction GREENSBORO AUTO AUCTION Location: Greensboro, NC Date: July 28–30, 2016 Auctioneers: Eli Detweiler, Jr., Mike Anderson, Ricky Parks Automotive lots sold/offered: 357/551 Sales rate: 65% Sales total: $9,502,467 High sale: 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback, sold at $129,850 Buyer’s premium: 6%, minimum $500, included in sold prices Report and photos by Mark Moskowitz and Larry Trepel RM SOTHEBY’S Location: Plymouth, MI Date: July 30, 2016 Auctioneers: Eli Rodriguez Automotive lots sold/offered: 54/68 Sales rate: 79% Sales total: $6,422,150 High sale: 1931 Duesenberg Model J disappearing-top convertible, sold at $1,540,000 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Kevin Coakley H&H Location: Droitwich, U.K. Date: July 10, 2016 Auctioneer: Simon Hope Automotive lots sold/offered: 28/72 Sales rate: 39% Sales total: $1,130,238 High sale: 1965 Shelby Cobra replica roadster, sold at $50,490 Buyer’s premium: 12%, minimum $195, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.77) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman motor included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,270. One man’s cup of tea is another man’s poison, so Specials—by definition very personal artifacts—are very difficult to value. This one has more successful proportions than most and is beautifully executed, which is maybe why it took pride of place on the stage alongside the rostrum. Sold at high end of where expected and probably a nice thing to own and drive, although won’t be eligible for Vintage events. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #66-1948 CONNAUGHT L2 Sports Bid to $12,000, this 1984 Toyota Supra L coupe no-saled at GAA, Greensboro, NC 154 racer. S/N 1356. Green/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 463 miles. Very well-known car. Shinier Sports Car Market 2+. SOLD AT $58,179. Last seen in SCM Platinum Auction Database as a $20,640 unsold lot from Bonhams’ December 2003 London sale (SCM# 1558061). Well sold this time around. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #37-1948 ALVIS TA 14 Special roadster. S/N 22332. Dark blue/black leather. RHD. miles. Recently built, based on a TA 14, but using a later (TR6, etc.) Triumph straight-six. Looking quite period with three SUs and knurled hold-downs for the aluminum rocker cover, although modern alternator spoils the effect a bit. Almost impossibly straight and glossy for a Special, with highly polished aluminum dash, QD steering wheel and heated seats (!). Carpets and leather almost like new because they are. Original 4-cylinder Alvis

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Roundup than ever, although leather now patinated to point of distress. Nice dash and instruments. Motor uses four sidedraft Amals under an amazing roller/lifter mechanism. With massive it’s a post-sale deal. These have never been fashionable, so getting it away at this money is an achievement. Well sold. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. history file in a tin chest. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $102,755. The first Connaught. Well used in motor sport from new (won its class first time out at Prescott). Has spent 10 years in an Australian museum; in this ownership since 2009. Sold just under the lower estimate of £80k ($104k). H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #62-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 SE coupe. S/N S814633DN. Eng. # A6131-7. Red/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 32,954 miles. Converted from left-hand drive during 2010 restoration. Shiny paint, with fairly good door fit. Some chrome a bit speckled. Newish leather, and timber all good. Moto-Lita wheel. Motor a hybrid of Mk VII block and saloon head, so not really an SE any more, though exact spec of internals is unknown. Now with 5-speed, #TH0069-1969 MGB convertible. S/N GHD4U180649G. Red/black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 82,794 miles. Amateur-quality repaint with numerous inclusions and runs. Exterior paint does not match red beneath hood. Trunk fit poor. Panels straight. Brightwork shows age with no significant dents other than one on gas cap. Driver’s door handle needs repair. Upholstery worn with poor fit. Attractive wood steering wheel with original in trunk. Firewall oxidation. Wiring messy. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $5,500. The needs of this car were obvious to the many who looked and quickly walked away. While a chrome-bumper MGB is considered the standard, it would cost much more than full value to put this car right. Is Publisher Martin planning another MG run? Could be a candidate. No sale, no surprise. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 07/16. wider wheels, power steering, electric trunk release—and a/c! Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $73,451. Strange that an SE would have the lowest-compression engine (7:1 in this case)... especially as it was supplied new to the U.S. Mods were done much later in Australia. Sold mid-estimate, and quite a good buy, proving once again that you rarely get your money back on a modified car. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #53-1959 JENSEN 541 R coupe. S/N 3674319. Silver & maroon/red leather. RHD. Odo: 15 miles. The R uses the 4-L Austin straight-six from the Sheerline, and rack-andpinion steering. Only 193 were made. Massively restored (in Italy), with new paint, leather and carpets. Windscreen is scratched. Missing spare-wheel carrier, and rev counter doesn’t work. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,452. Sold for a suspiciously round figure (£35k, £2k under lower estimate) which makes me think December 2016 FRENCH #106-1990 RENAULT ALPINE coupe. S/N VFAD5010500023155. Dark blue/gray leather. Odo: 27,200 km. Original paint shows some fading, scratches and cracks. Rims also showing their age. Engine compartment could use a good cleaning. Interior showing some wear, with a seam split in the driver’s seat. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,000. This car was originally delivered to Japan and subsequently 155

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Roundup imported to the U.S. You’re not likely to run into another one at the local car show. Rear engine, V6 turbo and reasonable price? I’d call this one well bought. RM Sotheby’s, Plymouth, MI, 07/16. GERMAN #ST0172-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210401002493. Dark gray/black cloth, dark gray hard top/tan leather. Odo: 88,526 km. Recent, full restoration. Paintwork and panel fit nicely done. Hard top not fitting correctly in rear; appears to be gasket or latch problem. Undercarriage looks fresh. Interior superb overall, with difficult dash padding done correctly. Steering wheel, gauges, carpet and seats all impressive. Only fault I could find was peeling passenger’s dashboard grab handle. Original radio in dash, with modern CD player underneath but not intrusive. Engine compartment immaculate; underneath, with Alcantara headlining, leather seats and yacht deck floors. Gene Berg shifter, digi odo. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $66,179. Originally supplied to New York, then in LA. Not as intrinsically valuable as a multiple-window microbus, but since the price probably doesn’t cover the restoration and upgrades, you’ve got to consider it well bought. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #33-1966 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER Camper microbus. S/N 226094245. Magenta & white/white leather. Odo: 83,961 miles. RHD, U.K.-market split-window. Lowered and front indicators shaved, but less resto-rodded than the other one (Lot 65). Very clean top and bottom, although door han- most parts appear as-new. Weber carbs and modern hose clamps lose points with those who want concours-winning engine bay. Also missing battery hold-down bracket. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $116,600. This was an inviting 190SL, appearing to be carefully restored. There are now many aftermarket reproduction parts available, so with any SL one wonders how many pieces are reproductions versus far more expensive OE parts. Prices that once blazed upward for these have come down a bit, but with some examples still breaking the $200k mark, I’d have to call this well bought. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 07/16. #65-1965 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER Camper microbus. S/N 5127132. Green & white/green & white leather. Recently restored in the U.K. Now with 2.3-liter motor, wishbone and coil suspension, and central locking. Superb throughout, super-clean dles are a little pickled. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $35,635. Price reflects the cost of parts poured into it and therefore it was only a bit over half the price of Lot 65. Still, would cost more than this to replicate, so I’m calling this one well sold, too. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #120-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE cabriolet. S/N 11102512002529. Blue/blue canvas/blue leather. Odo: 40,820 miles. Nice paint that looks like a recent respray done well. Brightwork shows minor wear. Nicely detailed engine compartment. Interior wood trim shows a bit of cracking. There is a noticeable color difference with the upholstery— front seats appear to have been recently re-covered, while the rear looks to be original. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $132,000. This was the last year for the tall grille, and this one pulled a tall stack of cash. Well sold towards the upper end of the estimate ($110k–$140k). RM Sotheby’s, Plymouth, MI, 07/16. #115-1970 PORSCHE 911E coupe. S/N 9110200496. Conda Green/black leatherette. Odo: 95,811 miles. Paint shows very well, as does the minimal brightwork. Fuchs aluminum 156 Sports Car Market

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Rising Sun Recent online sales of Japanese collector cars by Brian Baker (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #2024. 1988 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 10th Anniversary. S/N JM1FC332XJ0622610. 51k kilometers (32k miles). “Turbocharged 1.3L twin-rotor paired to 5-speed. Extensive service records date back to 1990. Upgraded shocks, springs, and exhaust. Comes with original parts.” Condition: 2. Roundup wheels look fresh. Good engine detail. No gripes with the interior. Suspension upgraded with hybrid turbo, MB brakes, stainless exhaust. With original service book and workshop manual. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,999. Formerly owned by the now-late editor/publisher of Audi Driver magazine and very comprehensively looked after by all the right names. Although WR is nominally the weakest Quattro, this one is probably as good on the road as a later MB or RR version. Sold under estimate, as has been the theme at U.K. sales for the past few months, and seems a good value, as you can’t buy a decent E30 M3 for this. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. SOLD AT $15,750. This RX-7 is well documented and cared for. Finding a clean, original FC RX-7 can be difficult. This car came from a limited run (1,500), so finding this one was even more difficult. Rotary engines are very reliable if cared for, but they are also sensitive to neglect. Watch the oil, as they are designed from the factory to burn oil. Overall, this RX-7 looks like a great investment for the future. Well bought. Bring A Trailer, 9/1/2016. #l351911887. 1986 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex Black Limited. S/N (Last 3) 089. 148k kilometers (92k miles). “Owned for nearly 30 years. HKS Supercharger put in 25 years ago, a/c doesn’t work. Few spots of rust, scratches, dents. FRP rear hatch.” Condition: 4. to 911S specifications. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $70,000. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows this car sold at Gooding’s Scottsdale January 2012 auction (SCM# 6759382) for $63,250 and again January 2014 at RM Phoenix (SCM# 6723643) for $71,500. Another condition 2 car selling for condition 3 money; well bought. RM Sotheby’s, Plymouth, MI, 07/16. #116-1980 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SLC coupe. S/N 10702412026711. Astral Silver/ black cloth & vinyl. Odo: 37,774 miles. Nice paint that looks to be original but holding up well. Brightwork shows some wear and tear, while the wheels look clean and unscarred. ITALIAN #46-1984 FERRARI 400I coupe. S/N ZFFEB06C000047359. Blue/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 53,400 miles. In original color, with front and rear a/c. Tan leather only lightly ruched and creased, dash top lightly rippled. SOLD AT ¥1,551,000 ($15,418). The Hachi-Roku (86) — better known as a Toyota Corolla in the United States — was one of the last rear-wheel-drive cars of the era. This car is also the inspiration for the new Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ. There were only 400 “Black Limited” AE86s created. It was a style package for the Sprinter Trueno that included black paint, gold wheels, Kouki (late-model) taillights with “Black Limited” mid-section, gold “Trueno” logo, and a black/gray/orange interior. Yahoo Auctions Japan, 6/6/2016. #b216514456. 1992 Autozam AZ-1. S/N (Last 3) 024. 12,200 kilometers (7,580 miles). “Twoowner car. Stored in a warehouse/garage most of its life. Suzuki Sport N1 computer, VVC boost gauge, Mazdaspeed tower bar. Damaged around the door, but has since been repaired.” Condition: 2. Motor used-car level, but okay, with some blue silicon hoses. With tool roll. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,817. In this ownership since 1993 and 42,720 miles. Sold right at lower estimate and right on the money. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. Decent engine detail. No excessive interior wear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,500. Offered without reserve, this Euro-spec Mercedes was originally delivered to Japan, then moved to the Netherlands, and recently was brought to the U.S. All the shipping costs probably exceed the sales result. A market-correct result against an overly optimistic pre-sale estimate ($30k–$40k). RM Sotheby’s, Plymouth, MI, 07/16. #10-1984 AUDI QUATTRO hatchback. S/N WAUZZZ85ZEA901290. Eng. # WR005522. White/brown velour. RHD. WR (firstseries) face-lift Quattro. Good order all around, with repaint. Dash plastics good (black dash, so can’t read odo). Seat velour not unduly baggy. Motor lightly hopped up SOLD AT ¥1,150,000 ($11,420). This is a Suzuki kei car sold under the Mazda “Autozam” brand. It sported a mid-engine, inline-3 turbo motor delivering 63 hp to the 1,600-pound chassis. This micro sports car is less than a year away from being legal to import into the United States. Now is the time to buy one at a lower price (like the low-mileage example here), before these cars start to climb. Well bought. Yahoo Auctions Japan, 8/9/2016. ♦ 158 2. SOLD AT $100,000. Originally delivered in Canada and reported to have recently had full belt and suspension service. This result was right on the money, if not a bit of a bargain considering recent maintenance costs. RM Sotheby’s, Plymouth, MI, 07/16. #49-1990 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFAA17C000084383. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 38,399 miles. Twin-mirror, five-lug TR. Recently repainted. Leather lightly wrinkled. Last belt change 2013. Motor Sports Car Market #111-1988 FERRARI 328 GTS coupe. S/N ZFFXA20A6J0077152. Eng. # 12305. Red/Biscuit leather. Odo: 17,624 km. Original paint still showing very well. No objectionable wear to factory alloys. Nicely detailed engine compartment. Interior shows little wear. Cond:

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Roundup is clean and tidy, no leaks. With books and tools. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $138,175. Sold underside super-clean, with aluminum radiator, stainless exhaust. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,453. In California until 2015. Early Z cars have been gathering wind in Europe, and this was on the money—about the same as a perfect early Mini Cooper or Frogeye Sprite, Mk I Escort Mexico or first-gen Mustang convertible. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #FR0125-1984 TOYOTA SUPRA L way under (like, £15k [$19k] under) lower estimate of £120k ($156k), but that appeared to be the new norm for U.K. auctions in July and August—thanks to uncertainties created by the EU vote. Under the circumstances, possibly well bought—equally possibly a brave purchase. Price therefore is understandable. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. JAPANESE #4-1972 DATSUN 240Z coupe. S/N HLS3083622. Eng. # L24104788. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 4,107 miles. California import. Now with power steering and unspecified brake and suspension upgrades (still has rear drums), plus limited-slip differential. Repainted, straight, appears stock apart from Panasports. Interior very good, with perfect dash plastics and unworn velour. Motor and and roof. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. One look brought me back to the acid-rain era. Owner might be better off to forfeit a little originality and respray those panels. Not the right buyer in the room; I think consignor was correct to hold on and try again. A somewhat narrow following, but this must be one of the best-preserved ’80s Supras in the country. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 07/16. coupe. S/N JT2MA67L7E0133288. Black/ burgundy leather. Odo: 36,991 miles. Strikingly well-preserved throughout—original, low mileage and thankfully uncustomized. Interior exceptional for 32 years old, with leather seats showing slight wear on bolsters. Carpeting, headliner and dash all impressive. Engine compartment consistent with rest of car; only noticeable flaw is black crackle paint on cam cover mostly off. Original black exterior looks superb, except for one glaring problem—period acid-rain dots on the hood, hatch AMERICAN #ST0088-1937 FORD 5-window custom coupe. S/N 3561177. Blue/red leather. Odo: 2,146 miles. Richly done paintwork. No flaws other than one taillight fixture appears to have not been refinished. Small block with dual exhaust and sharp-looking dumps. 1939 Ford 3-speed transmission. Vintage a/c system installed. Interior features Vaughan red leather seats and panels, Stewart-Warner gauges and banjo steering wheel, all in fine condition. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $39,220. Part of the George Shinn Collection, this was a nicely done street rod inside and out. Bought at Mecum Indianapolis in 2013 for $43,870 (SCM# 6737808), so a small drop in price when auction fees are figured in. With 17 cars from the Shinn Collection all featured at no reserve, looks like culling the herd was a more important priority than going home with big profits. Fairly bought and sold. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 07/16. #ST0099-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 convertible. S/N 8358377. Blue/white cloth/ brown leather. Odo: 3,042 miles. A majestic Cadillac 62 that was carefully restored, but now showing some age. Paintwork just starting to dull on hood and parts of other panels. I pondered whether some serious compounding might greatly improve appearance. Catalog states that a new cloth top comes with car, but it was not installed. Chrome work mostly holding up, but showing similar signs of aging as paint. Front bumper with one area of noticeable deterioration. Interior impressive overall, with a large chip in the wood dash and a few cracks in the otherwise inviting seats. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $64,000. These iconic Cadillacs are generally undervalued, in my opinion, but bidding on this one was in the right ball park. Owner may have decided not to spend money on making the car more auc- 160 Sports Car Market

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Roundup tion worthy, but may have cut himself a little short on the other end. Again, some moderate work would improve appearance. A new cloth top on the car is more exciting than one in a box. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 07/16. #38-1949 CADILLAC SERIES 75 Fleet- wood limousine. S/N 497520412. Black/tan velour. Odo: 57,715 miles. Straight and shiny. Chrome and brightwork all good, dash all good save for a few scratches. Timber door caps are excellent, and seat velour almost unmarked. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $50,179. Once property of Richard J. Cushing, Archbishop of Boston, the man who married JFK and Jackie chanical pieces, very much the way it was in 1950. If it drives as well as it looks, it will be a delight to own. Sold at a high market price, but I would call it well bought and sold. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 07/16. #ST0173-1950 MERCURY custom woodie wagon. S/N 50LA36212M. Regency Red/black leather. Odo: 1,053 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Unusual resto-rod wagon. Paint quality impressive and all chrome appears freshly restored. Wood delightful to look at, but some cracks appear at seams and stress points. Would leave as-is for now. Scuff on spare-tire cover. Interior completely modernized, with wood left on door panels to remind passengers what they are sitting in. Big, luxurious bucket seats all around. 350 V8 engine the check. Consignor correct to hold on and try again someday. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 07/16. #ST0167-1953 FORD CRESTLINE Sun- liner Indy Pace Car Edition convertible. S/N B3KC126135. White Sungate Ivory/white vinyl/white & gold vinyl. Odo: 56,673 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Twenty-five-year-old restoration on this edition pace car. Paint shows numerous inclusions as well as numerous scratches and touch-ups. Orange peel on trunk. Slight waviness of body panels. Abnormal trunk gaps. Chrome trim in remarkable condition throughout considering age of car. Decals excellent. Well-done upholstery and interior paint. Interior trim shows pitting. Top shows mild use. Engine compartment with 6-volt system and original-style decals. E-AB heads (Mercury higher-performance heads). Bright orange engine paint peeling. Replace- in 1953—so inevitably it’s become referred to as the “Kennedy Cadillac.” I wonder if this is the car which inspired the Timbuk3 track “The Reverend Jack and his Roamin’ Cadillac Church”? Has lately been in Finland and then the Netherlands. Hammered towards low end of estimate, but a fair deal all around. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #FR0213-1950 CHEVROLET DELUXE Club coupe. S/N 2HKB13250. Charcoal gray/gray & beige cloth. Odo: 26,588 miles. 216-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Respray carefully done and holding up well. Fender skirts match and are installed correctly. All chrome in excellent condition. Chassis generally clean, with a few areas showing surface rust. Interior tastefully done. Claimed as all-original, but cloth seats likely redone some time ago. Steering wheel has a few worn spots. Engine compartment also retains original look, with no modern parts standing out. Valve cover and radiator repainted sometime between catalog photos and auction. Most wiring has cloth insulation, installed with lots of glitz, but no horsepower rating disclosed. ’57 Cadillac hubcaps installed. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. I’m a fan of original woodie wagons, but this modified wagon also had a certain appeal. Not likely to see another one passing by. The work appears to be done with care and love—always important. Perhaps a narrow group of buyers for this resto-wagon, and I would certainly want to test drive it before handing over ment battery. Engine bay otherwise neat. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. The Crestline Sunliner was the pace car for Ford’s golden anniversary year and just the second Ford to pace the 500. Original data plate present, showing the car’s unique paint and trim. Car has a number of unusual features including Continental kit and slots in top for flag display. The fact that all the incredibly- in too-good condition to be original, but adds a nice touch of correct period look to engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,080. I found this Chevy quite appealing—a great example of doing necessary restoration work but keeping the car as faithful to its original appearance as possible. No glitz, no glaring modern me- December 2016 161

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Roundup hard-to-find-and-replace trim is present is value in itself. Previously sold at Mecum’s Indy sale in 2013 for $26,750 (SCM# 6738020). Pace cars often garner higher bids than higher-production counterparts. Bid not far from real value, but not what the seller was looking for. GAA, Greensboro, NC , 07/16. #107-1963 STUDEBAKER AVANTI coupe. S/N 63R1908. Pearl White/orange leather. Odo: 82,389 miles. 289-ci V8, 2x4bbl, auto. Paint shows chips, with variable body panel fit. Exterior brightwork displays some thinning of chrome and cracking in the bumper. Poor choice in style of aftermarket wheels, as I’m not sure they appeal to many Avanti fans. Engine compartment could use a good cleaning. Driver’s side door card coming undone. The stance is way off, sitting too high in the back. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,500. Offered without reserve; I can see why the owner wanted this one sold. It looked as though someone had pumped up the air shocks in anticipation of trailer towing. There are some needs, but they’re not insurmountable. This one fell short of the low estimate by a fair bit, but the result is market-correct. RM Sotheby’s, Plymouth, MI , 07/16. #FR0270-1969 MERCURY CYCLONE Dan Gurney Special 2-dr hard top. S/N 9H15M578065. White/blue paint/blue vinyl. Odo: 21,286 miles. 351-cc V8, 4-bbl, auto. Offered with Deluxe Marti Report and original sales invoice. W-nosed Cyclone Spoiler as compared to D-nosed, more aerodynamic Spoiler II. Paint smooth and evenly appled. Yellowish discoloration at front of rear fend- ers; more noticeable on passenger’s side. Door-panel vinyl ripped. Seats appear tired. Interior chrome pitted. Engine neat, but surfaces oxidized. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $23,500. Sold by GAA here one year ago at $26,818 (SCM# 6786003). Built to homologate a high-speed aero package—285 Cale Yarborough (red and white Wood Brothers colors) and 218 Dan Gurney editions were built. They contained multiple parts labeled “X” for experimental. There are registries and interest, yet these cars have failed to generate the auction totals of their more plentiful Chrysler counterparts. Not selling in the heart of NASCAR country speaks for itself. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 07/16. #ST0134-1973 FORD MUSTANG con- vertible. S/N 3F03F249060. Green/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 72,438 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Said to be a 10-year-old restoration. Nearly flawless green paint—just a single bubble behind top. Panels straight with remarkable fit. Rechromed rear bumper. Window trim shows a few scratches. Ivory upholstery and black carpet excellent, as is interior chrome. Console cover worn and faded. Power “ 162 Once property of Richard J. Cushing, Archbishop of Boston, the man who married JFK and Jackie in 1953—so inevitably it’s become referred to as the “Kennedy Cadillac.” I wonder if this is the car which inspired the Timbuk3 track “The Reverend Jack and his Roamin’ Cadillac Church”? 1949 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood limousine ” steering, power brakes, AM/FM stereo and a/c. Correct and neat engine compartment restoration. Pictures and printed sheet document restoration but no dates included. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $25,500. Driven seven miles since not selling at Branson’s fall 2014 sale for an identical high bid (SCM# 6711444). Extremely attractive restoration. Complete with stripes, chin spoiler and rear spoiler, but not a Boss or Mach 1. One of 11,853 convertibles made in 1973. Bid most likely less than present cost of restoration, but the market has made it pretty clear what this car will bring. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 07/16. #FR0041-1990 JEEP GRAND WAG- ONEER SUV. S/N 1J4GS5877LP503523. Gold & woodgrain/beige cloth. Odo: 64,682 miles. 360-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Previous owner did frame-off restoration—still showing de- Sports Car Market

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Roundup cent repaint, tidy engine compartment and clean underbody. Consignor, a local dealer/ shop, finished by restoring interior, rechroming bumpers, redoing the imitation wood paneling and refinishing the wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,490. Far from perfect, which makes this a late-era Grand Wagoneer that can be driven proudly without fear that stone chips will ruin the investment. New owners can show it off and drive it as hard as they like. Well bought and sold. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 07/16. #FR0277-2007 SHELBY GT-H convert- ible. S/N 1ZVHT85H675352033. Black/black canvas/charcoal cloth. Odo: 34,559 miles. 4.6-L fuel-injected V8, auto. Decals and paint near perfect. Interior looked barely used, with slight creasing and no wear to seat or carpet. Engine compartment clean. Obviously respected and well kept during its life. Looking much fresher than its stated mileage. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. One of 500 made for Hertz and intended to be rental vehicles which could be subsequently sold at a profit. They had signature colors, 25 more horses and improved handling as compared to the high-performance Mustang offering. I had one for Car Week at Pebble nine years ago and found it responsive, tractable and comfortable. Market price for similar cars has fallen into the $30k–$40k range for better than half a decade. Could be a safe buy, but bid too low and wisely not sold. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 07/16. © Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ Subscribe to SCM today and become a collector car insider www.sportscarmarket.com December 2016 163

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1948 MG TC roadster 1955 Jaguar XK 140 fixed head coupe 1963 Jaguar Mark 2 sedan S/N P218707DN. black/red. 912 miles. I6 (inline 6), 4-spd manual. Beautiful, numbers-matching example, great color combo, recent engine and brake system rebuild, new aluminum radiator, exhaust system, 4-speed with overdrive, chrome wire wheels, includes original tool kit. Experience a highly original and sought after Jaguar example today. $0. OBO. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com (CA) 1964 Morgan 4-4 Series 5 roadster and performance. Palmetto Award, 2013 Hilton Head Island Concours in Post WW-II Preservation Class. Original paint, interior, engine and spotless/ greaseless undercarriage. Some paint degradation under the hood (from possible overheating issue/ radiator cap at one point), and not repaired to retain orginality. Recently installed original, correct BJ8 top in perfect condition (dry-stored stored since 1969). 87 line items of parts/components and 450 hours labor for mechanical tuning and rejuvenation to correct A-H specs by A-H expert/judge. Undercarriage and engine bay cleaned with mineral oil. Correct, original engine as per the British Motor Industry Heritage Certificate. Unknown if ever rebuilt and runs perfectly; no smoke, uses no oil and exceeds 110 mph. Two sets of original keys plus correct items for boot (jack, tools, etc.) Needs nothing as an original-condition car. Clear Tennessee title is clear with no liens. $83,000. OBO. Contact Martin, Ph: 407.252.6920. Email: stickleys2@comcast.net (TN) 1972 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible Yellow/green. A wonderful car, flawless body with no rust or damage ever. All new mechanicals from top to bottom. Original interior. Original colors, matching engine. Runs and drives as new. There’s not a better driving TC anywhere. $23,500. OBO. deGarmo Ltd.. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1952 Jaguar XK 120 roadster S/N 814640. Carman Red/tan. 68,565 miles. I6 (inline 6), 4-spd manual. European Automotive Group loves collectible vehicles and have sold some of the finest over the past 34 years. We now offer this beautiful XK 140 is stunning in a desirable color combination. Shown at Pebble Beach and judged by the Jaguar Club of North America, scoring in the 90s. Has won best in class and best in show many times. Meticulously cared for and in excellent condition. Investment quality and shows like new in every way. $105,900. OBO. European Automotive Group. Contact John, Ph: 561.452.0788. Email: jmeuroauto@gmail.com Web: http:// www.europeanautosjupiter.com/inventory-2/index. html(FL) 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MkI roadster S/N 671514. Dove Gray/red. 18,197 miles. I6 (inline 6), 4-spd manual. Elegant and strikingly well-preserved with only 18k original miles driven since new. Previously owned by two prominent collectors who took great care in preserving the car. Exceptionally clean throughout with a tidy engine bay, clean undercarriage, and striking red interior. $0. OBO. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com (CA) 1953 Jaguar XK 120 roadster Concours restoration on a flawless original car. All books, tools, factory hard top, all weather equipment. All original sheet metal. None better. $82,500. OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: matt@ degarmoltd.com Web: deGarmoLtd.com(CT) 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II coupe S/N S673648. ivory/tan. I6 (inline 6), 4-spd manual. This beautiful XK 120 was restored 10 years ago. Judged by the Jaguar Club of North America and scored a 99.5 at Carmel-by-the-Sea/Concours on the Avenue. From a Jaguar collection of a knowledgeable owner who’s collected Jaguars for 40 years. Drive this car or show it and win awards with it. Turn key all the way. In a climate-controlled garage and cared for by full time curator. Additional details and images online. $139,900. OBO. European Automotive Group. Contact John, Ph: 561.452.0788. Email: jmeuroauto@gmail.com Web: http:// www.europeanautosjupiter.com/inventory-2/index. html(FL) 166 British Racing Green/tan leather. 54,842 miles. Black canvas soft top and matching full tonneau, right-hand-drive example equipped with 1,500-cc Ford engine, painted wire wheels, walnut fascia, side curtains, folding windshield, badge bar, tools, jack and handbook. Runs and drives very nicely. $44,500. OBO. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@heritageclassics. com (CA) 1966 Jaguar E-type Series 1 convertible Chocolate brown/tan leather. 108,890 miles. V8, automatic. Tan Everflex soft top and tonneau boot, air conditioning, cruise control, power seats, power windows, burlwood fascia and door caps. Complete with handbooks in original pouch, tool kit and jack. A very original and desirable chrome-bumper example in excellent condition throughout. $54,500. OBO. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@heritageclassics. com (CA) 1973 Jaguar XKE V12 roadster S/N 1E11887. Red/black. 5,648 miles. I6 (inline 6), 5-spd manual. Experience exceptional comfort and performance from this spectacular fiery red XKE. Numbers-matching with low ownership and numerous upgrades including a new BASS interior and top, 5-speed transmission, headers, high-torque starter, Wilwood brakes, alloy radiator, auxillary fan, Gaz adjustable shocks, poly bushings and more. OBO. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com (CA) 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 roadster Fern Grey/cinnamon leather. 104,589 miles. V12, Matching hard top, black everflex soft top with matching full tonneau and boot. Lovely one-owner California car with complete service records, equipped with a 4-speed transmission, air conditioning, chrome wire wheels, am/fm radio, handbook and jack, one of only 258 ever produced in this color, rebuilt engine with receipts, runs and drives very nicely. $69,500. OBO. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@heritageclassics.com (CA) 1974 Jaguar XKE convertible In private hands for decades, this wonderful Series II DB4 has taken part in the NE 1000 Rally twice and performed flawlessly. Beautiful condition throughout, matching numbers, original colors per factory build sheet. Call or email for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd.. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com (CT) S/N 39693. Ivory White/black. 55,708 miles. I6 (inline 6), 4-spd manual w/ O.D.. Museum quality. Phase 2, ultra-rare correct original and not restored! Four documented owners, zero rust, no stories, no accidents. Correct radio, adjustable steering wheel, heater, seat belts, numbers-matching car. Road tested up to 110 mph ensuring proper tune Black/black. 48,000 miles. V12, 3-spd automatic. Great paint, like-new interior, original new canvas top, automatic, wires, a/c, mechanically excellent. $70,000. OBO. Contact David, Ph: 801.699.3928. Email: ferrariguyv12@aol.com (UT) Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery 1974 Lotus Europa TC/Special 3115R coupe 1969 Porsche 911 T coupe brakes, etc. Also, freshening of interior. Very well sorted and tuned collectible touring Porsche. Over 100 photos on our website. Auto Kennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911. Email: paul@autokennel. com Web: http://autokennel.com/1973-porsche911t-cis-targa/(CA) 1976 Porsche 914 convertible S/N 3115R. Black/black. 57,000 miles. V4, 5-spd manual. An unrestored example. Over $2,000 of work done in 2014, including a new clutch, pressure plate, several oil seals and new bushings. Factory Lotus alloys are fitted with Toyo Proxes RA-1 tires with good tread. It is an excellent driver with faded paint but a clean interior. Runs and drives excellently. $22,000. OBO. CLOUD 17 Collector Cars. Contact William, Ph: 585.233.1727. Email: wgreener@bsk.com (NY) 1987 Aston-Martin Vantage X-pack coupe 1964 Fiat 1500 cabriolet S/N 119123436. Leaf Green/light tan. 122,700 miles. H6 (flat 6), manual. One-owner survivor with excellent documented history. Numbers matching. Custom ordered and one of the last built for this model year. Extensive recent work totaling over $22k. Excellent compression test results. See full history and over 100 photos on our website. $69,990 OBO. Auto Kennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911. Email: paul@autokennel.com (CA) 1970 Porsche 911S coupe S/N 4752403994. Summer Yellow/Cinnamon. 41,425 miles. H4, 5-spd manual. Two-owner, low-mileage, matching-numbers, fuel-injected 2.0-liter. Original drivetrain, paint, interior, etc. Porsche CoA. Two sets of wheels; black aftermarket Type II with brand-new Michelins and a set of BBS honeycombs. Tub and battery box are rust-free. Engine, transmission, CVs are recently serviced. Car runs well. New brakes. Blaupunkt CD/stereo with amp. $17,500. OBO. Contact Steve, Ph: 503.887.8894. Email: sportracer@earthlink.net Web: https://flic.kr/s/ aHsjZ7Zy2f(OR) 1982 Porsche 911 Carrera SC targa S/N SCFCV81V2HTL12572. Black/black. 5,500 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Documented single owner from new! Ultra-rare with only 8,800 original kilometers. This particular original manual trans, V8 Vantage X-pack is one of the rarest versions completed. Factory records confirm that a total of only 132 original cars were completed. Of these, only 33 were completed with left-hand-drive steering, and of those, just 26 received the 5-speed manual transmission. It is also important to note that this is the sole example of the 26 built that was finished with black exterior and interior! Please call/text with any questions. $459,000. OBO. Symbolic internatioal. Contact Mike, Ph: 858.945.0749. Email: mike@ symbolicinternational.com (CA) German 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL roadster Top-level concours 190SL that was formerly in the collection of the 190SL Club president. Perfect body and paint, matching-numbers engine. Dark blue, tan leather. This car has driven in several 1,000-mile tours and runs absolutely without fault. None better anywhere. $225,000. OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd.. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1967 Porsche 912 coupe S/N 11102612000027. Champagne/tan. 75,000 miles. 6-spd automatic. The 1971 280 SE 3.5 is the last hand-build production automobile to come from Mercedes. The W111s are renowned as being one of Mercedes-Benz’s most elegant designs, with 1971 being the epitome of the class. Performance of the Bosch fuel-injection system was a first in the 280 SEs, providing powerful, smooth running at highway speeds. Coupes have lagged behind cabriolets in value but are now climbing. Perfect condition with new brakes, chrome rims, five new tires, etc.... Factory specifications including electric sun roof and Becker radio. As a California car, it has no rust. Garaged in Los Angeles with a clear title. $100,000. OBO. Preston Litho. Contact Jean Pierre, Ph: 3105050018. Email: jeanpierre@prestonlitho. com (CA) 1973 Porsche 911 T Targa White/black. H6, Comprehensive, professional and very well-documented restoration done in 2007. Driven about 3,000 miles since and fanatically maintained. Matching numbers, original colors. A superb-driving car. Please call or email for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd.. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd. com (CT) 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 coupe Red/black leather. 70,500 miles. H6, 5-spd manual. Overall in excellent condition, original paint, original interior, low miles. $48,900. Central Classic Cars. Contact Chuck, Ph: 419.618.3855. Email: chuckputsch@hotmail.com (OH) 2003 BMW M5 sedan S/N WBSDE93403CF92892. LaMans Blue/Caramel/ Nappa. 38,126 miles. V8, Brilliant M5 with low mileage. Never experienced inclement weather, and has been carefully stored in climate-controlled garage. $34,000 OBO. ELEMENTS, the cremation company. Contact Daniel, Ph: 312.209.8080. Email: danieljmccarthy@gmail.com (IL) Italian 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce S/N 100D1382617002. White/red & white. 12,000 miles. I4 (inline 4), manual. Stunning little car. Started life 1965 in Cordoba, Argentina at Fiat Someca Concord S.A. as a late Fiat 600D body. As it was not road-registered before 1973, it must have been used for racing only, using an Abarth conversion kit. Found in corrosion-free condition in late ‘90s in the countryside of Argentina. 2002–04 was professionally rebuilt in Buenos Aires to correct 1965 Abarth 1000 TC specification using Abarth upgrade kit, including important engine elements; large split sump, twin choke carburetor, up to the Abarth dynamo: water pump belt drive, exhaust and all correct Abarth badging. Engine rebuilt again in 2012 with new pistons and modern bearings to Swiss-quality specification. With its racing cam, it’s capable to turn easy up to 9,000 rpm, and cooled by a large, front-mounted radiator. Fiat radiator in back keeps the engine cool in heavy traffic via electric fan and thermostat. Front disc brakes and the suspension has Abarth specification springs and dampers, Argentine-Campagnolo 5½-inch alloy wheels are fitted. Beautifully finished red and white interior, with Abarth instruments, steering wheel and full race cage. The whole car is FIA compliant. Great fun to drive, incredible condition. $60,000 OBO. Contact Alexander, Ph: +41.43.818.6219. Email: classic@uitikon.ch 1965 Alfa Romeo GTA 1600 Competition coupe S/N 28911. red/tan & black. 91,850 miles. I4 (inline 4), 4-spd manual. Highly collectible, and with limited ownership. Pininfarina-designed body, rare factory hard and soft tops (black), rust-free paint and body, tidy 4-cylinder engine with 4-speed transmission. Includes service records and documentation. This road-ready classic is a nice daily driver and a great starting point for the new collector. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com (CA) 1965 Fiat Abarth 1000 TC Abarth Berlina Corsa replica coupe Red/red & black. Fresh engine, just dynoed! Weber carbs, roll cage. New parts including; fuel cell, undertray, tires, paint, racing seats, windshield, window safety net, clutch, oil cooler, Accusump system with Aeroquip, shocks, dashboard cover, bearings and gaskets. Many spares including a set of wheel/tires. Also street equipment. $29,900. Can-Am Cars LTD. Ph: 636.227.3959. Email: canamcars@ sbcglobal.net (MO) 168 S/N 9113111803. Sepia Brown/tan. 114,400 miles. H6, Southern California, blue-plate Porsche from new. Numbers matching with CoA from Porsche. Single-family owned with great history. Recently received full mechanical restoration including correct full engine and transmission rebuild, suspension, 88,650 miles. 4-spd manual. Low original miles, 4-speed gearbox, three-owner California car from new. Correct 1960 crate 1,300-cc/Weber Veloce motor available; current engine is 1963 Giulia 1600, straight and dry. Well sorted. AutoKennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911. Email: paul@autokennel. com Web: www.AutoKennel.com(CA) S/N 613275. Red/black. I4 (inline 4), manual. Only 500 produced with aluminum bodies and unique use of aluminum and magnesium in drivetrain. Fuel cell, fire system, six-point harness, seven-inch Campagnola wheels, Koni shocks, ATE brakes, professionally prepared engine with proper twin-plug head, close-ratio gearbox, limited slip, sliding block, comp seats, light-weight dash, large competition gas tank, original wood steering wheel Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery and roll bar. Very successful race history. $315,000 OBO. Contact Henry, Ph: 402.968.7222. Email: hdavis@greateromaha.com (NE) 1999 Ferrari F355 Spyder Red/tan. 30,100 miles. V8, 6-spd automatic. Absolutely beautiful, fully serviced, books, tools and records. A special opportunity for a costconscious purchaser. $56,950. OBO. CircostaFerrari. Contact Bryan, Ph: 703.932.1200. Email: bryan@ bryancircosta.com (VA) American 1948 Buick Super convertible New glovebox door along with clock, shifter plate and seat belts. New grille, front bumper and hood grilles. Rear original bumper rechromed and polished. New suspension installed including new shocks, spring leaf, sway bar link kit with new strut rods and brand-new bushings. Positraction rear end with a heavy-duty ratio of 3.08:1 with AW code and the original housing with casting number 3871375. Engine and transmission both have matching numbers (11-20-62) with casting number T10-7B, and have been tuned up. The a/c works great! Four new tires with original knockoff wheels. Hard top and a second set of wheels included. Matchingnumbers car garaged in Los Angeles with a clear title. $115,000. OBO. Preston Litho. Contact Jean Pierre, Ph: 310.505.0018. Email: jeanpierre@ prestonlitho.com (CA) 1965 Buick Skylark GS 2-door hard top 1966 Pontiac Bonneville convertible 1968 Shelby GT500 KR fastback S/N 262676E116478. black/black. 57,197 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. This classic car was an Arizona car until 1996. Power seats, convertible top; has 389 motor rebuilt in 1994, Rochester 4-bbl and much more. Owners kept records on work done, and extra parts come with car, including the 14-inch tires; currently has new Cooper tires barely driven on. $15,999 OBO. L’Cars. Contact Robert, Ph: 715.458.2277. Email: lauraannrogers@yahoo. com (WI) 1966 Shelby GT350 H fastback S/N 8T02R20315602419. Highland Green/Saddle. V8, 4-spd manual. One of 13 King of the Roads with these options. Framed Elite Marti Report, 428-4V CJ engine, 3.50 Traction-Lok rear end. Authentic, meticulous rotisserie restoration by Bill Andrews of HRE Motorcars Freeport, NY. $189,900. Paramus Lamborghini. Contact Eddie, Ph: 201.783.6507. Email: EJones@DrivePrestige.com (NJ) 1988 Chevrolet Caprice Classic wagon Sea Foam Green/tan leather. 69,500 miles. V8, Matching tan canvas soft top and tonneau boot, stunning body-off restoration equipped with 3-speed transmission, power seats, power windows and power top and original AM radio. Complete with handbook and manual, runs and drives beautifully. $79,500 OBO. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@heritageclassics. com (CA) 1956 Chrysler 300B 2-door hard top Midnight Blue/red leather. 26,500 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Exceptional frame-off restoration. Lots of documentation. This original Gran Sport boasts a laser-straight body, excellent fit and finish, red leather interior, Hotchkis springs, sway bars and rear 4-link components, a strong 401-ci “nailhead” V8 and manual trans. Sorted, turn-key perfection! Lightly used since restoration completed. $36,500. OBO. Contact Will, Ph: 315.750.8917. Email: will@ hrensgarage.com (CA) Very original with low mileage. Repainted red and 4-speed transmission installed in the 1970s per Shelby Registry. Otherwise all original. In private Shelby collection past 10 years. Runs and drives absolutely without fault. $145,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: matt@degarmoltd.com Web: deGarmoLtd. com(CT) S/N IGIBN81Y5JR195418. White/blue. 94,200 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. Collector quality! No rust, no accidents, original paint, beautiful interior, excellent trim throughout, 9-passenger. Everything works. Arizona car. $7,500. OBO. Contact Daniel, Ph: 828.478.1378. Email: janedan26@gmail.com (NC) © White/beige. V8, automatic. Rare, powerful and beautiful, this Hemi-powered 300B has been beautifully restored to correct factory spec in every detail. All-original drivetrain, all correct. Pushbutton Powerflite transmission. Runs and drives perfectly. $58,500 OBO. deGarmo Ltd.. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: matt@ deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray convertible S/N 30867S113220. Tuxedo Black/Saddle leather. V8, manual. Restored to bring her back to her original beauty. New convertible top and color-code correct leather interior. Seat pads replaced and new door panels installed with all new accessories. December 2016 169

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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 Motorcars. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056. 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Dragone. We’ve been in the collecAuctions America. 877.906.2437. Auctions America specializes in the sale of American Classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, and automobilia. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time specialists who offer 190 years’ combined experience, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) tor car business for over 60 years, selling some of the most significant cars in the world. Now in the auction business, we are continuing to find and offer significant cars publically at our sales, many of which have not been publically offered in decades. We will always have something that has not been seen before. www.dragoneauctions.com (CT) Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. Gooding & Company. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. 3020 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 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) A premier international collector car auction house offering the rarest and finest automobiles on the world market. Motostalgia publishes a full photographic catalog presenting and documenting professional descriptions and provenance. Motostalgia’s diverse automotive experts offer bidders and consigners alike an accurate understanding of the global automotive market. With venues that parallel the most exciting automotive events such as the U.S. Grand Prix and Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, Motostalgia offers an upscale experience that not only showcases the most collectible cars, but also provides a unique and exciting social environment that is befitting of the rarest and finest automobiles. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) Velocity and “The Car Chasers” on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. For further information, visit www.RMSothebys.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele Collector AutoPalm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics and exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors Shows 800.237.8954. Hollywood Wheels is a premier auction house that specializes in Porsche sports cars, European exotics, American classics and historical race cars. Each year, during the Amelia Island Car Week, they host the Amelia Island Select & Auto Retro™ within the ballroom of the Amelia Island Omni Plantation Resort. Hollywood Wheels… Where Great Cars Are Bought & Sold! www.hollywoodwheels.com mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Specializing in the finest American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles and European sports; Russo and Steele hosts three record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. Fax: 602.252.6260. 5230 South 39th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040. info@russoandsteele.com, www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485. Petersen Auction Group of Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR. On the I-5 corridor. We offer knowledgeable, fast, friendly “hassle-free” transactions. Oregon’s #1 Collector Car Auction www.petersencollectorcars.com 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) Silverstone Auctions is a world- class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as well as automotive memorabilia. If you are a buyer or seller Silverstone is the classic vehicle auction house for you. www.silverstoneauctions.com (U.K.) Rick Cole Auctions . Thirty years Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Dan Kruse Classics is a family- owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972, with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan personally has over 170 Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later, Leake has sold over 34,000 cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — “Fast N Loud” on Discovery, “Dallas Car Sharks” on ago, Rick Cole conducted the first Monterey auction, his annual events forever changing the historic week dynamic. Rick Cole Auctions provides upscale clientele a boutique and silent auction atmosphere proven to offer the finest cars available, and achieving one of the top 10 multi-million-dollar sales of all time. August 19–22. Marriott Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf. info@rickcole.com www.rickcole.com (CA) Worldwide Auctioneers. 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalog-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo and multilingual automotive experts offer collectors and investors alike an accurate understanding of the global and domestic automotive market. Motostalgia’s international offices have the capability of appraising collector cars around the globe. With decades of global collector car market knowledge, our experts can accurately value your most prized automobiles, ranging from a single pre-purchase appraisal to full collection valuations. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Centerline International. (888) 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 35 years. You can rely on our experience and the largest inventory of parts in North America to build and maintain your dream Alfa. We carry restoration, maintenance and exclusive performance parts for Giulietta through the new 4C. Newly developed parts introduced regularly. Check our website or social media for new arrivals, tech tips and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) 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). Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) 21 South Auto Gallery. 480.986.6460. Located in Mesa, AZ, 21 South Auto Gallery specializes in the sale of high-quality European sports cars and American muscle. Whether you are looking for an investment-grade collector car or a fun weekend cruiser, we would love to make your dreams a reality. We also buy classic cars in any condition. (AZ) Canepa of Scotts Valley. 831.430.9940. Offering fine investmentgrade collectable road cars and racecars for sale. Our 70,000-square-foot facility houses world-class, on-premises restoration and motorsports facilities where automotive artisans ensure every detail of our inventoried vehicles meet the highest levels of refinement and preparation. Canepa is interested in purchasing exceptional, original and restored automobiles. sales@canepa.com www. canepa.com (CA) Charles Prince Classic Cars. Based Exotic Mosaics. 805.544.4093. Unique and original mosaic hand-crafted wall hangings of automotive subjects by mosaic artist Jim Valentine. Made with glazed ceramic tile with aluminum frame and hanging wire. Can create custom mosaics of your automobile. Email: exoticmosaics@sbcglobal.net. exoticmosaics.com. 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 Automotive Restorations. Celebrate your ownership experiGooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) ence! Automotive designer and illustrator Steve Anderson is a specialist in the creation of owner-specified, fineart illustrations. Each original piece is hand crafted to portray the exact specification of individual automobiles and collections. All marques and eras, concours and racers. Ferrari- and Porsche-licensed illustrator. For image samples, additional information or to discuss your project, please call us at 818.822.3063 or visit www.saillustrations.com (CA) Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. A premier international collector car auction house and professional appraisal company. Motostalgia’s diverse December 2016 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. 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com Classic Assets Motor Sports Cen- ter. 760-452-6609 or 858-554-0331. A first-rate used-car dealership specializing in vintage rally-eligible vehicles as well as an eclectic private collection of investment-grade automobiles including classic cars, vintage rally cars and supercars. Our business is buying and selling classic, collectible motorcars. We are considered to be the go-to resource for collector cars in San Diego. We are constantly seeking new additions. Top quality, collectible trades always considered. We are available to assist buyers and sellers with all aspects regarding classic cars including import and export. www.ca-motorsportscenter. com. (CA) FOLLOW SCM Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. Imag- ine if you had the best of the best to market your car for sale. Jesse Alexander taking all the photographs. Lee Iacocca working with buyers. Keith Martin introducing you to the right car clubs. Well, the father and son team of AutoKennel do just that for all their clients. Paul and Ed Kramer, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. www.autokennel.com (CA) in London, we are specialists in the finest historic motorcars and in contact with dealers and collectors from around the world. We offer the best advice and service in the collector car field. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Classic Investments Inc. 303.388.9788. Barn find. Redefined. Since 1989 our company specializes in the restoration, sales and service of 1950s–1970s Classic European sports cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche and Mercedes. Colorado’s premier one-stop shop for all of a collector’s needs. Friendly, knowledgeable, passionate staff welcomes you to call for all inquiries; our in-house factory-trained Ferrari mechanic has 40 years’ experience. www.ClassicInvest.com (CO) dition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment and pickup. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com national classic car market, as well as a full suite of consignment and brokerage services from our showroom in Westchester County, NY. Contact us for more information about the company, the cars, or to schedule a visit. www.midcenturymotoring.com (NY) Heritage Classics Motorcar Com- pany. 310.657.9699. www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California, with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California, visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore, visit www.heritageclassics.com Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history and helping collectors obtain, restore and sell classic vehicles. Our world-class facility houses three showrooms of cars and department specialty areas to perform all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports Car Brokers. 831.373.3131. Mohr Imports Inc. of Monterey, CA, pleased to be serving the collector car community for the past 30 years. Our goal is to present and represent your car in the very best way possible. We specialize in European classics. Visit us at www. MohrImports.com. (CA) www.SignificantCars.com. 800.837.9902. Since 2002, SignificantCars.com has been changing the way collector cars find new homes. A pioneer in the online marketing of important collector cars, Significant Cars has a proven track record for realizing top dollar for their seller clients. Run by Enthusiasts for Enthusiasts, Significant Cars has put the power of the dealer or Auction House into the hands of Collectors. Give us a call for a confidential analysis of your car’s true value—not what we want to buy it for. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymanltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymanltd.com 330.453.8900. Buy, sell, trade, auction of affordable antique, classic, collector vehicles. Bob Lichty offers over 40 years experience in the classic car industry. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. has been serving NE Ohio and the world since 2004. Let us help with your needs. See our current inventory at our web site www.motorcarportfolio.com (OH) collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Vintage Motors of Sarasota. Paramount Automotive Group/ Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell cars we love ourselves, and deal in a limited number of models. Before delivery to you, all of our classics, including Defenders, are fully inspected and serviced by one of two expert shops. We are located in Needham, MA. copleycars@gmail.com, www.copleymotorcars.com (MA) DriverSource. 281.497.1000. Pursuing & Preserving Fine Automobiles Since 2005, DriverSource is a leading specialist in the classic collector car market. Our concept of sales, service and storage is tailor made to the automotive enthusiast lifestyle. To learn more about our services or inventory, please give as a call or contact us via email. sales@driversource.com. www.driversource.com Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700. You may have seen our award-winning, show-quality restorations. Our 55,000-square-foot facility is specialized in extreme high-end restorations of rare American muscle cars. www.legendarymotorcar.com (ON) Foreign Cars Italia. 888.929.7202. Since 1989, we have offered all the exclusive brands that you have ever dreamed about. Offering new and used Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin and Porsche in Greensboro, NC, Aston Martin, Bentley and Maserati in Charlotte, NC and Porsche in Hickory, NC. We sell, buy and trade. Visit us at www. Paramountauto.com or www.ForeignCarsItalia.com (NC) 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include sales, acquisitions and consignment of high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75-plus examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) Classic Car Transport Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector, with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment-grade classic car. Since 2009, we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any con- 172 Mid-Century Motoring. 914.402.5799. Importer, exporter and broker of classic cars, specializing in European marques. We provide clients with unparalleled access to the inter- Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. The four-acre Park Place Center features an Aston Martin sales and service center, a Lotus dealership, and we have one of the largest selections of collector and exotic cars available in the Northwest. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com Gripping the wheel of your dream car and starting the engine for the first time is a high point for any enthusiast. We are the premier enclosed auto transport company that will ensure your car arrives safely for that experience. For over 35 years, our standards for excellence have had clients returning time and time again. Trust the Best. Trust Intercity Lines. www.Intercitylines.com McCollister’s Auto Transport. 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 800-748-3160. We have transported thousands of collector vehicles over the last 35 years all across the United States, whether they are moving an exotic, street rod, vintage racer or muscle car. With our experienced drivers trained to ensure the finest protection and our customized, lift-gated, air-ride trailers, we make sure your vehicle safely arrives on time. www.McCollisters.com/AutoTransport Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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fortunate 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. 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. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1.866.CAR.9648. With Chubb, you’ll have flexibility and control with worldclass coverage and claim service. There are no mileage restrictions, “Agreed Value” is included, and you’re free to use the restoration shop of your choice for covered repairs. Special pricing is also available for large collections. For more information, call 1-866-227-9648 or visit www.chubbcollectorcar.com. Allard Motor Works LLC. The Al- lard Motor Works J2X is a hand-crafted version of the famed British competi- tion roadster that stirred the crowds in Europe and the Americas in the early 1950s. Our modern J2X MkIII, recog- nized by the Allard Register, integrates the latest technology into the original design, to provide a safe, comfortable and reliable vehicle without compromising performance. www.allardj2x.com • info@allardj2x. com • 877-J2X-1953 • facebook.com/ allardj2x.com Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639. Ray Zuder. 860.830.6104. Single Car / Enclosed / Air-Ride Transport Dedicated to Extreme Personal Level, Drama Free, Best-inClass Service * Auctions * Concours/Shows * Door to Door * Races/Rallies * Security Provided at All Times * There When You Need Us Over 15 years of “not-even-a-scratch experience.” www.rkzmotorcar.com 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) Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) JWF Restorations Inc. Specializing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Now selling AC parts and tires, including inventory from Ron Leonard. Jim Feldman. 503.706.8250 Fax 503.646.4009. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) English Fourintune Garage Inc. 262.375.0876. www.fourintune. com. Complete ground-up restoration on British ,arques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. (WI) Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. Reliable Carriers Inc. 877.744.7889. As the country’s largest enclosed-auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event or are shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collector Car Insurance J.C. Taylor Insurance. Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www.barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select “Get a quote,” enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle, and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the un- December 2016 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 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) Kevin Kay Restorations. 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) 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–present. www.welshent.com (OH) Events—Concours, Car Shows The Arizona Concours d’Elegance opens Arizona’s Classic Car Week every January with a celebration of automotive engineering and design. The event benefits Make-A-Wish™ Arizona, the founding chapter of the national organization that grants wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions. For more information, please go to: www.ArizonaConcours.com. 173

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. The South: a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA, and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall — October 28–November 6, 2016 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. we’ve amassed thousands of new/NOS/ used Ferrari parts. Highly skilled engineers offer restoration, repair and race prep expertise across all Ferrari models utilized for road, tours and competition. GTO USA provides an extensive parts selection out of Georgia, and a new parts, service and restoration workshop in Los Angeles. parts@gtoengineering.com www.gtoengineering.com/ UK: +44 (0) 118.940.5160 USA: +1 678.635.5752 LA: +1 831.915.1970 Finance The BMW CCA is the world’s largJ.J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! Lajollaconcours.com. 619.233.5008. lajollaconcours@mcfarlanepromotions.com La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 8-10, 2016. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. (CA) Ferrari Financial Services. The Elegance at Hershey. 717.534.1910. A celebration of vintage race cars and concours automobiles from 6/10 to 6/12/16 commencing with the Grand Ascent, featuring the Concorso Bizarro and culminating with our concours d’elegance. Our primary goal is to benefit our charities: JDRF, AACA Museum, and AACA Library & Research Center. For more information, visit www.theeleganceathershey.com, call 717.534.1910 or email don@theelganceathershey.com. (PA) 201.510.2500. As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. est owner-supported single-marque car club. Today, BMW CCA has 67 chapters nationwide, with more than 70,000 members. As BMW’s most active and vibrant enthusiast organization, the club represents a lifestyle of passion and performance. Join the Club today at bmwcca.org or by calling 800.878.9292. and recommend the best solution to suit your application. Fax 484.895.7223. www.veteransfire.com (PA) German Immediate payment and pickup anywhere in the U.S. Holt Motorsports specializes in buying and selling all Porsche 911s. We have sold over 3,400 air-cooled 911s since 1980. Holt Motorsports provides after-sale support with service, appraisals and advice for the entire time you own a Holt car. Please call or visit our website to view a partial listing of our inventory. Tim Holt, Holt Motorsports, Inc. West Chester, PA www.HoltMotorsports.com (PA) Mercedes-Benz Classic dC Automotive. 800-549-2410. We have the largest indoor Recycling Facility for Porsches in the U.S. We specialize in used rebuilt and new parts for Porsche cars, including all models of the 911, 912, Carrera and Turbo, 944 16-valve S, 924S, 951, 944 Turbo, 914-4, 914-6 Boxster, 968, Cayenne, 928, 928S and 928 S4. Vintage parts a specialty. We have an extensive inventory including used Porsche engines, transmissions, Fuchs wheels, seats, brake upgrades, interior trim and suspension. No part is too small. We are a God-owned family business serving the Porsche community for over 25 years. www.dcauto.com 252.955.0110 (text) 252.977.1430 international Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. (1.866.622.5277). The trusted center of competence for all classic MercedesBenz enthusiasts. Located in Irvine, CA, the Classic Center is the only sales and restoration facility in the U.S. exclusively operated by Mercedes-Benz. Over 50,000 Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts in its assortment. From small services to full ground-up restorations, work is always true to original. Ever-changing showcase of for-sale vehicles. We are your trusted source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export Cosdel International Transportation. Woodside Credit. When financing The Quail, A Motorsports Gath- ering. 831.620.8879. A prominent component of Monterey Car Week, The Quail is a world-renowned motorsports event featuring one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. The Quail maintains its intimacy and exclusivity by limiting admission through lottery ticket allocations. Admission is inclusive of six gourmet culinary pavilions, caviar, oysters, fine wines, specialty cocktails, champagne, and more. Web: signatureevents.peninsula.com. (CA) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini your classic or collector car, Woodside Credit is all about performance. We offer THE LOWEST PAYMENTS IN AMERICA! and provide our clients with fast, friendly and professional service. For over a decade, Woodside has been recognized as the leading lender in the classic and collector car market and is exclusively endorsed by Barrett-Jackson. Apply online at woodsidecredit.com or call 888-354-3982. Fire Protection European Collectibles Inc. 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s, along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level, along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Since 1960, Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Italian Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s and ’60s. www.ferrari4you. com Leasing Veterans Fire Protection. GTO Engineering. Servicing worldwide clients for 20-plus years, 174 484.635.4661/4670. We understand your passion and the investment you have made in your classic or sports car, and that is why we offer a wide selection of Fire Extinguishers for your consideration. Please give us call and we can assist you in the selection of the extinguisher for your automobile or shop Premier Financial Services. Holt Motorsports. 610.692.7100. We want to buy your air-cooled 911. 877.973.7700. Since 1997, renowned customer service and honest leasing practices have made Premier the na- Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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tion’s leading lessor of luxury and performance motorcars. We are small enough to ensure your business gets the attention it deserves, and large enough to finance any new, used, or vintage car over $50,000. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) California Car Cover Company. Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than $1 million, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010 Bryan W. Shook, Esquire, acts for and represents leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses, and private individuals Internationally. He has been responsible for innumerable and prominent cases, distinguishing himself with his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles and network of contacts, experts and clients. He is redefining automotive law. www.vintagecarlaw.com (PA) Museums WeatherTech® Automotive AcP21S Auto Care Products. Since LeMay—America’s Car Museum celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the fourlevel, 165,000-square-foot museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and offers a majestic view above Commencement Bay. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. LeMay—America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) info@lemaymuseum.org www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) FOLLOW SCM 1984, P21S Auto Care Products have been the favorite of auto enthusiasts throughout North America. Representing factory-approved German car care at its finest, P21S wheel care products’ “safe cleaning” approach has saved thousands of expensive alloy wheels from the surface damage that harsh cleaners can cause. P21S paste waxes deliver an award-winning shine and unmatched ease of application, while P21S Bodyworks Shampoo protects against premature removal of that fresh wax job. No matter where your car was made, you’ll want to learn about the complete line of P21S Auto Care Products. More info at www.p21s.com. (CT) cessories. 800.441.8527. MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd., 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 all-weather 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 More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. Parts, Accessories & Car Care Race Ramps. 866.464.2788. Lighter. Safer. Stronger. Offering the ultimate way to display and work on collector cars — including detailing, restyling and general maintenance. Race Ramps provides solutions even for low clearance cars. Complete line includes Trailer Ramps, Service Ramps, Rack and Lift Ramps, and the best-selling FlatStoppers to prevent tires from flat spotting during long periods of storage. www.raceramps.com. (MI) Berlinetta Motorcars Ltd. 631.423.1010, 631.549.6700. Professional Ferrari, Porsche and vintage car specialists since 1958. Mechanical engineer, master coachbuilders and fabricators. Pebble Beach-winning restorations. Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche Club of America: Best of Show, People’s Choice Awards. Cars selected for “American Gangster” and more. Servicing, repairing, customizing, engine overhauls, race, track, street and show cars. Locating and importing classic and vintage cars internationally since 1984. BerlinettaMotorcars@gmail.com. www.BerlinettaMotorcars.com (NY) Evans Waterless Coolant is the solution to running too hot. With a boiling point of 375°F, our revolutionary liquid formulation is a superior alternative to water-based coolants. Evans eliminates water vapor, hotspots and boil-over, resulting in a less pressurized, more efficient cooling system and preventing corrosion, electrolysis and pump cavitation. Evans also protects down to -40°F and lasts the lifetime of the engine. See how it works at www.evanscoolant.com. Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a prewax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. Unlike ordinary polishes, Swissvax restores the valuable oils of the paint finish that become starved over time and is safe for all paint finishes. Swissvax is also worldwide OEM supplier to Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bugatti and Lamborghini. www.swissvax.com www.swissvax.us Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan Motor Company Dealer, warranty and repair, and expert service facility for your collector car. Privately owned, we are conveniently located in North Phoenix. We offer a unique collection of Morgan cars, The Morgan Three Wheeler and special interest European vehicles and motorcycles. www.BrightonMotorsports.com or info@brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver-, show/driver-, show- and preservationlevel restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsmen who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. Visit our website or call us to discuss your project today. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Automotive Restorations. QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 011 44 1428 687722. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust systems for various reasons — originality, durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. We’re the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is important, but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. http://quicksilver-exhausts.myshopify.com. 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produces the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at www.automotiverestorations.com D. L. George Historic Motorcars. 610.593.7423. We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. www.DLGEORGE.com (PA) December 2016 175

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our site for details. Email: doug@farlandcars.com. www.farlandcarscom 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) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) Farland Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245. A complete facility offering concours-level restorations, repair and fabrication services. We work on all makes, and specialize in Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche. Highly organized and fiscally responsible, we provide biweekly detailed billing to Hahn-Vorbach & Associates LLC. 724.452.4329. Specializes in the investment-grade restoration and preservation of European and American collectible antique and classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and vintage race cars. Our services include full and partial restorations, bespoke builds, repairs, show prep, sales and procurement assistance, as well as a full array of do-it-yourself assistance services. Recognized experts in the restoration of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters. Concours-level, national award-winning quality. Find examples of our craftsmanship and the wide range of past projects on our website. We would be happy to discuss your project. www.hahnvorbach.com Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. Our restoration department works full time to restore vehicles of every year, make and model to provide an award-winning finish. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com from around the world for good reason: Our experience, attention to detail and results are rivaled by none. We give our clients the confidence to expand their collection into any marque or era. We’ve got their backs. We would like to get yours. Email: info@TheCreativeWorkshop.com, www.TheCreativeWorkshop.com, The Guild of Automotive RestorSports Car Shop. 541.510.5296. On the Road Again Classics. 408.782.1100. Northern California’s largest Classic & British auto restoration & repair shop is a 12,000 square foot facility under one roof! We opened our doors in 2008 and in 8 short years we have restored over 20 Concours 1st place winners! Our team of 8 craftsmen with over 165 years experience have risen to the top, becoming a Certified Hagerty Expert Collision Repair Facility and in-house Certified Glasurit paint shop. www.ontheroadagainclassics.com. Since 1982, Sports Car Shop has been re-commissioning and restoring vintage sports cars. With focus in British and Italian cars, Sports Car Shop produces high quality projects with craftsmanship and pride. We have the talent, equipment, and knowledge to transform your car, whether your goal is to get it back on the road or present it for high level judging. www.sportscarshop.com (OR) ers. 905.775.0499. Whether your car is headed to a concours or open road, we are the sensible choice. Experts in our craft and combined with unimpeachable integrity, doing something that we enjoy as much as our clients enjoy the fruits of our labors. Share our passion for your passion. Give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone, proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) Vintage Motor Group F. Roxas Inc. 708.598.1000. Brid- The Creative Workshop. 954.920.3303. If your current or growing collection needs a team behind it or if your new auction acquisition needs sorting. Our clients ship us their cars geview, IL. The only thing better than new is a Fran Roxas restoration. Recent restorations include Duesenberg, Packard 12, 8-liter Bentley, Cadillac V16, Delahaye, Stutz DV32, Ferrari, 1950s and ’60s concept cars. We take pride in enhancing our clients’ investments by bringing these truly one-of-a-kind cars back to life, maybe an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970, with consistent first-place winners at concours around the world. (IL) © CAR COLLECTOR AMERICAN ™ SUBSCRIBE TO ACC 176 AmericanCarCollector.com/subscribe Sports Car Market 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 RESOURCE DIRECTORY Keith Martin’s

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Carl Bomstead eWatch A Collectible Guard Bot If you’re not intimidated by Big Loo’s moon grenade, you may be by his price Thought Carl’s Hake’s Americana & Collectibles, at their July 14 auction, sold a “Big Loo” Giant Moon robot toy, made by Marx, squirt water as well as pick up and launch its “moon grenade.” A lot cheaper than a guard dog! Here are a few more items I found, but none as cool as “Big Loo.” 7/31/2016. These were used by Hupmobile in 1935–36 for their Aero-dynamic series. This one was missing the red paint in the windows and in the exhaust tips. As such, it sold for well under the money, but the paint can be easily added, so the buyer did just fine. Number of bids: 15. SOLD AT: $6,000. Date sold: 4/24/2016. This 8.5-inch cast-iron motorcycle was the largest motorcycle Hubley produced, and it still had the original pull string. The decal was slightly worn yet very readable. It had the original nickel wheels and rubber tires. A very desirable toy that sold for a market-correct price. EBAY #222243570922—1956 PORSCHE “YEARS AHEAD” SHOWROOM POSTER. Number of bids: Buy-It-Now. SOLD AT: $9,999.95. Date sold: 9/9/2016. This very desirable poster by Erich Strenger featured a driver’s hands on a 356 steering wheel and is noted in Tony Singer’s book on Porsche posters. The slogan “Porsche, years ahead in engineering — miles ahead on the road” was certainly catchy. It sold for adult money — as all vintage Porsche posters tend to do — so I have no issue with the price paid. —1942 CANAL ZONE LICENSE PLATE WITH 43/44 TAGS. Number of bids: 14. SOLD AT: $5,325. Date sold: 9/18/2016. The U.S. Canal Zone was an unincorporated territory from 1903 until 1979 and extended about five miles on either side of the Panama canal. License plates from the zone are scarce as heck, and with the 43/44 tags, the price went up. Seems like a bunch, but go find another one. EBAY #182185096945—“I’M FROM DIXIE” LICENSEPLATE ATTACHMENT. Number of bids: 10. SOLD AT: $760. Date sold: 7/3/2016. The aluminum license-plate topper is not exactly politically correct in today’s world, but the 48 stars in the flag dated it to pre-1959. Another example was listed a week or so later, and after five bids, it sold for only $205. Sometimes patience pays off. EBAY #222238151182— FORDSON DOUBLE-SIDED PORCELAIN AUTHORIZED SALES AND SERVICE SIGN. Number of bids: 28. SOLD AT: $1,655. Date sold: 9/9/2016. This Ford tractor sign was in very acceptable condition, with some edge wear and minor scratches. It measured 30-by-20 inches. There is a growing market for vintage tractors, and the “go-withs” are following right along. I’d bet this will look like a major bargain in a few years. for $2,531.20 — twice the high estimate. It was only offered during the 1963 Christmas season, which explains its rarity. It stood 37 inches tall and on command would mumble “Big Loo fights for you.” It could also fire rockets and EBAY #182213012429—HUPMOBILE SPACESHIP MASCOT. Number of Bids: 20. SOLD AT: $1,369. Date sold: EBAY #222087284536—HUBLEY HILLCLIMBER CASTIRON MOTORCYCLE TOY. EBAY #262621265477 paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada/Mexico, Europe $135, Asia/Africa/Middle East $135. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 178 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 EBAY #2220601249930— CALIFORNIA ROUTE 66 PORCELAIN SIGN WITH REFLECTORS. Number of bids: 46. SOLD AT: $6,850. Date sold: 9/01/2016. As we have witnessed over the years, original porcelain Route 66 signs sell for adult money. The “Mother Road” is a legend immortalized by the early ’60s TV show with Martin Milner and George Maharis. This sign was unusual in that it was complete with the reflectors. Pricey, but money in the bank in the long run. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market