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Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K. July 27–30, 2017

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Bonhams, Beaulieu, U.K. September 2, 2017

Silverstone, Woodstock, U.K. September 2, 2017

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“Like” us on Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends December 2017 . Volume 29 . Number 12 This Month’s Market Movers Up Close FERRARI ENGLISH by Steve Ahlgrim by Paul Hardiman 1950 Ferrari 195 Inter Coupe by Touring $1,085,400 / RM Sotheby’s 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback by Mulliner $1,078,224 / RM Sotheby’s 66 68 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 213 Vehicles Rated at Eight Sales 86 90 102 110 122 132 ETCETERINI by Greg Long GERMAN by Prescott Kelly AMERICAN by Carl Bomstead RACE 16 by Thor Thorson NEXT GEN by Philip Richter 1969 Citroën DS 21 Decapotable by Chapron $221,904 / Bonhams 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 $1,012,160 / RM Sotheby’s 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ “Sweep Panel” Phaeton by LaGrande $2,300,000 / Auctions America 2016 Ferrari 488 GTE $713,711 / RM Sotheby’s 2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series $90,042 / RM Sotheby’s 72 74 76 78 80 144 156 MARKET OVERVIEW Top 10 auction sales, best buys and an army of Ferrari driving moccasins — Garrett Long RM SOTHEBY’S Maranello, ITA: An eager market buys 38 of 42 cars for a $75m total in Ferrari’s birthplace — Joseph T. Seminetta AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN: 72% of the varied 731 Auctions America lots draw in $18.9m — Kevin Coakley RM SOTHEBY’S London, U.K.: Battersea Evolution auction totals $9.2m with 37 cars sold — Paul Hardiman SILVERSTONE Woodstock, U.K.: Modern selections bring $3.5m, with 35 cars sold — Paul Hardiman BONHAMS Beaulieu, U.K.: Quirky offerings bring an 86% sales rate and $4.6m — Paul Hardiman WORLDWIDE Auburn, IN: Use of no-reserve collections brings a 96% sales rate and $2.75m total — B. Mitchell Carlson ROUNDUP Highlights from Lucky in Tacoma, WA, and Silverstone in Northamptonshire, U.K. — Chad Tyson and Paul Hardiman Cover photo: 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ “Sweep Panel” phaeton; Darin Schnabel ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Sports Car Market acebook and look for updates and offers! Tom Wood ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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FEATURES 56 2017 Hampton Court Palace Concours of Elegance: Britain’s traveling concours finds a home — SCM staff 58 2017 Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance: Horse-drawn carriages and tractors among the Abarths and Duesenbergs — Bill Rothermel 60 2017 Het Loo Concours: Thirteen is a lucky number for this growing concours in the Netherlands — Leo Van Hoorick DEPARTMENTS 28 Auction Calendar 28 Crossing the Block 30 Concours and Events: Laguna Seca 2018 Schedule, Essen Motor Show and a little Jog across England 34 Contributors: Get to know our writers 52 A visit with Jay Leno’s collection COLUMNS 20 Shifting Gears The 2003 Porsche Carrera is the 1967 GTV of our era — the ultimate affordable family sports car Keith Martin 46 Affordable Classic 1999–2004 Porsche 996 Rob Sass 48 Collecting Thoughts Driving a 50-year-old Alfa Romeo GTV amid modern Porsches on the Northwest Passage Thor Thorson 50 Legal Files He had to do something with the tank, so he parked it on the public street in front of his residence John Draneas 52 Unconventional Wisdom Jay Leno’s collection is all about history, emotion, fun and technology. Your collection theme is probably different Donald Osborne 54 Drivers Ed I just kept asking myself, “How often do you get an opportunity like this?” Paul Hageman 70 The Cumberford Perspective The Bentley R-type Continental isn’t pretty in pictures, but it is gorgeous in person Robert Cumberford 178 eWatch Charles “Charlie” Schalebaum, the King of Hershey, lives on in memory Carl Bomstead 18 Sports Car Market 56 Hampton Court Concours d’Elegance 36 You Write, We Read: Porsche Turbo vs. Mercedes Black Series, a dearth of American cars, the final hoods up/hoods down letter — ever, and Pierre Hedary love 38 Display Advertisers Index 42 Time Pieces: Sinn Flieger UTC Chronograph 42 Neat Stuff: Auto chess and graphics for your garage 44 In Miniature: 1935 Morgan Three-Wheeler 44 Speaking Volumes: Three books that take a deep dive into data 88 Buy/Sell/Hold: Leo Van Hoorick’s picks to buy, sell and hold 96 Fresh Meat: 2017 Lamborghini Aventador SV roadster, 2016 Aston Martin Rapide S sedan, 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS coupe 128 On the Radar: 1990–92 Asia Rocsta, 1992 Honda Civic SiR, 1992 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 140 Glovebox Notes: 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR coupe and 2017 Ford Focus RS hatchback — Garrett Long 160 Rising Sun: 1970 Datsun 240Z, 1996 Nissan 300ZX Turbo, 1991 Mitsuoka Le-Seyde 162 Mystery Photo: Latest spy photo of the new, retro Dodge Superturd 162 Comments With Your Renewals: “I can’t think of anything you don’t know. Keep up the good work!” 164 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 170 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin The Ultimate GTV is a 911 Every modern vehicle has capabilities that dwarf those of a 50-year-old Italian sports car Piloting an eggshell With each passing day, the modern driving environment becomes less friendly to our vintage (pre-1975) cars. While vintage cars are fundamentally unsafe compared to modern cars, their real challenge is the other cars, trucks and SUVs that are on the road. Most of the vehicles built today are massive. They are designed to provide maximum protection for the occupants, which they do very, very well. A 2018 Suburban weighs 7,500 pounds. The 1967 GTV is 1,950 pounds. The Suburban has a 2.5-ton (5,000-pound) advantage should there be a fender-to-fender encounter. Imagine a defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears crashing head-on into a punter. Compounding this, fewer and fewer drivers take behind-the-wheel their responsibilities seriously. The shape of a changing world GTV would have been 21 years old. Most GTVs in 1988 were just tired used cars that nobody cared O about. They were complicated, with dual-overhead camshafts and Weber carburetors — and expensive to maintain. I was buying running-and-driving GTVs for $5,000 and selling them to overseas clients for $7,500. I sent two or three containers a month to Europe. After building a wooden interior structure, we could pack six small sports cars into a 40-foot “high-cube” container. It was a good business. In the late 1980s, GTVs were not being restored to today’s standards. Quite often they had mediocre repaints — often with a color change to red that didn’t include door jambs or engine bays. The engines smoked at startup and when decelerating — a sign of worn rings and valve guides. The synchro for second gear was always weak; shifting with finesse was required. Substantial rust was unusual — unless the car had lived where the roads were salted. The playing field between cars built in 1967 and in 1988 was nearly level. The base 1998 BMW 318i had a 1.9-liter, 4-cylinder engine that was rated at 138 hp. The 1.6-liter GTV engine produced 131 hp. Both cars had four-wheel disc brakes. Neither car had airbags. Modern cars are more modern The newest addition to the SCM fleet, a 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera, demonstrates just how much better cars are today. While it is 14 years old, it has a host of safety and performance features that we wouldn’t even have dreamed about in the Alfa Romeo GTV. These include stability control, traction control and multiple airbags. The heating and air-conditioning systems are capable and intuitive. The 3.6-liter engine produces an adequate 315 horsepower. It is a 67,000-mile car in immaculate condition. We paid $21,000 for it. If properly serviced, reaching 150,000 miles is not out of the question. It has become my daily driver. 20 ur old cars haven’t changed in the past 30 years. What has changed is the world around them. In 1988, when we produced the first issue of The Alfa Romeo Market Letter on a mimeograph machine, our 1967 Drivers today simply slide behind the wheel and make their cars take them somewhere. They are busy texting, talking on the phone, obeying the nav system and waiting for the various beepers and sensors to keep them apprised of the cars around them. Their car is an appliance that gets them from Point A to Point B. There is no need to worry about shifting at the right rpm, braking at just the right moment or taking a proper line through a turn. Recently, I had a chance on the same afternoon to drive the Carrera, the GTV and my current “run-around” car, a Korean econobox. Of the three, the Korean car required the most limited skill set. It got me around in the urban driving environment with the least stress. I’ve been asked how the car handles. I don’t know — I’ve never tried to make it “handle.” That’s not a part of its job description. The GTV was not pleasant in modern traffic. I was constantly re- minded that nearly every vehicle on the road has capabilities that dwarf those of the 50-year-old Italian sports car. Its acceleration was barely adequate, and you had to get above 3,500 rpm to even feel it. The brakes don’t measure up to those of any modern car. Safety isn’t even on the table. In case of an impact, the car has a two-inch lap belt to hold your waist in place while your nose slams into the steering wheel. On the plus side, there are no electronic distractions. My vintage cars don’t have radios, so my focus tends to be on the driving experience. If you don’t “really drive” the car, being behind the wheel will not be a satisfactory experience. You will not enjoy the direct, visceral feel an old car can provide. We ration our time behind the wheel of old cars to tours and rallies that let us get out into the country with similar limited-performance vintage cars. For those brief moments when there is a chain of 20 or 30 old cars ripping through the gears and attacking turns one after the next, we are transported back in time to an era when European sports cars were the undisputed rulers of the road. I’ve always been drawn to the shape and layout of the Porsche 911, from the first road test I read in Road & Track in 1964. It was both exotic and practical. The rear seats provided just enough room for a small adult or child for a short distance. While I wouldn’t say that driving the Carrera in traffic is a joy, the performance-heritage bones of the 911 are apparent with every shift you make. From those of us who require that our daily drivers have a “fun fac- tor,” the Carrera is the 1967 GTV of our era — the ultimate affordable family sports car. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Garrett Long Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1956 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage at Bonhams London on December 2 CCA Where: Leamington Spa, U.K. When: December 2 Web: www.classiccarauctions.co.uk Tom Mack Auctions Where: Birmingham, AL When: December 2 Web: www.tommackclassics.com Bonhams Where: London, U.K. When: December 2 Web: www.bonhams.com Last year: 19/27 cars sold / $6.4m Featured cars: • Star Car: 1956 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage • 1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre • 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Coys Where: London, U.K. When: December 5 Web: www.coys.co.uk Bonhams Where: London, U.K. 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: garrett.long@sportscarmarket.com. NOVEMBER 2–4—GAA Greensboro, NC 3—BONHAMS London, U.K. 4—SMITH Paducah, KY 4—ANGLIA CAR AUCTIONS King’s Lynn, U.K. 5—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 11—Bonhams Los Angeles, CA 28 11–12—SILVERSTONE Birmingham, U.K. 13—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 16–18—MECUM Las Vegas, NV 15—H&H Cambridgeshire, U.K. 17–19—LEAKE Dallas, TX 17–19—MCCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 24–26—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 25—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Houston, TX 27—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 29—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 30–Dec 2—MECUM Kansas City, MO DECEMBER 2—CCA Leamington Spa, U.K. 2—TOM MACK AUCTIONS Birmingham, AL 2—BONHAMS London, U.K. 5—COYS London, U.K. 6—BONHAMS London, U.K. 6—RM SOTHEBY’S New York, NY 7—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 8–9—LEAKE Newbury Park, CA 12—BARONS Surrey, U.K. JANUARY 6–8—DAVE RUPP Fort Lauderdale, FL 5–14—MECUM Kissimmee, FL 13–21—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 17—WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Scottsdale, AZ 17–21—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 18—BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ 18–19—RM SOTHEBY’S Phoenix, AZ 19–22—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 19–20—GOODING & CO. Scottsdale, AZ 23–27—MECUM Las Vegas, NV 25—BONHAMS Las Vegas, NV 27—ACA King’s Lynn, U.K. Sports Car Market Star Car: 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 at RM Sotheby’s New York Star Car: 1961 Jaguar E-type Series 1 at Bonhams London on December 6 When: December 6 Web: www.bonhams.com Last year: 49/81 cars sold / $4.4m Featured cars: • Star Car: 1961 Jaguar E-type Series I • 1970 Monteverdi 375L RM Sotheby’s Where: New York, NY When: December 6 Web: www.rmsothebys.com Featured car: • Star Car: 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 Raleigh Classic Where: Raleigh, NC When: December 7 More: www.raleighclassic.com Leake Where: Newbury Park, CA When: December 8–9 Web: www.leakecar.com Barons Where: Surrey, U.K. When: December 12 Web: www.barons-auctions.com ♦


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Fields a Full Grid for 2018 The Second Annual Spring Classic on May 18–20, 2018, will see vintage racers from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s — including open-wheel cars, stock cars and sports cars — hit the track. The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion brings the best vintage racing in the world to the track on August 23–26, 2018. More than 550 of the best vintage racers will show up. The August 18–19 Monterey Pre-Reunion is another not-to-be-missed event for vintage racing fans and drivers. The Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI is set for September 27–30, 2018. Visit www.mazadaraceway.com or call 831.242.8200 for tickets. Germany Celebrates All Things Automotive This huge celebration of cars begins on December 2 and doesn’t stop for gas until December 12. 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.essen-motorshow.de (DEU) 30 A Little 1,500-Mile Jog — and a Big Dose of Le Crazy The holiday season is the perfect time to go on Europe’s toughest rally. For 1,500 miles, Le Jog driv- ers will wrestle their cars — though 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. The four-day challenge is December 8–12, and this is the 23rd year of this madness. As long as your car was built before 1985 — and you are prepared for exhaustion and the unpredictable — you qualify 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.) Sports Car Market Will Weston


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Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors STEVE AHLGRIM, SCM Contributing Editor, taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars — the former Ferrari dealer in Atlanta — where he served as general manager and vice president. His first car was a 1964 Nova SS convertible, quickly followed by a 1967 Mustang fastback, a Porsche 914 and a Lotus Europa. In his adult years, he has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing highlevel Ferrari concours judging. Turn to p. 66 for his profile of a car from the early days of Ferrari — a 1950 Ferrari 195 Inter. JOE SEMINETTA, SCM Auction Analyst, had 10W-40 running through his veins from an early age. Growing up in Chicago, he owned several British roadsters in his youth, which forced him to learn basic mechanics and bodywork. Through the years, he has passionately raced, rallied, shown and collected British, Italian and German sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s. He has been fortunate to own the cars of his childhood dreams, including a Daytona, Carrera RS, Dino, Speedster and multiple E-types. When he is not managing money at his day job, he has been active in local car clubs and attends top national events every year. Without deserting his internalcombustion roots, his daily driver is a Tesla Model S. Turn to p. 90 for his report on RM Sotheby’s Ferrari — Leggenda e Passione sale. 34 PAUL HAGEMAN, SCM Columnist and Contributor, can trace his car collecting back to an Army jeep at the age of 9, followed not long after by a Land Rover at the age of 14 that he later restored himself. After graduating from college, he joined the team at the Louwman Museum in the Netherlands, where he helped Mr. E. Louwman open the groundbreaking automobile museum. In 2010, he joined the team at Gooding & Company and spent over five years learning the ins and outs of the global collector-car market. He now lives in Brooklyn, NY, and works with collectors around the world sourcing and selling historically important automobiles. His favorite car in his collection is still that Land Rover he acquired when he was 14. Turn to p. 54 for his journey to a special 1967 Porsche 911S.


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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com 2008 Porsche Turbo vs. 2008 CLK Black Series To the Editor: I love your magazine and have enjoyed it for many years. I have now come to a question I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on. The SCM Pocket Price Guide does not show information on several newer cars that I need value information on. I currently own several cars, and I need to lighten my fleet by one. Either a 2008 Porsche Turbo with all the bells and whistles and a Tiptronic transmission or a 2008 Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series will have to go. Both cars have approximately 38,000 miles on them. What are your thoughts on which car has the better likelihood to appreciate in the near future — the Porsche or the Benz? It looks like the Mercedes have bottomed out, and with only around 350 in the United States, it would seem like a potentially good car to hold. Unfortunately, the market for these cars just seems to be floundering. As for the Porsche, there are many available in circulation, but their name alone seems to keep values up. Any help or direction would greatly aid in my decision on this matter since I am at a standstill, although whichever I choose to sell, the other will still be a great car to enjoy. — Jeff King, Duvall, WA SCM contributors Philip Richter and Jim Schrager wrote replies to Jeff King’s letter. Here they are: Philip Richter responds: Jeff, the two items to focus on here are relative rarity and mileage. Putting aside issues of collectibility, both of these cars will have a tough slog in the marketplace because of their high mileage. Their recent date of birth, combined with 38,000 miles of use, puts them both squarely in the “used car” category. However, any AMG Black Series car is something special — they are all low in production and high in horsepower. If I had to choose, my vote would be to 36 Either a 2008 Porsche Turbo with all the bells and whistles and a Tiptronic transmission or a 2008 Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series will have to go… sell the Turbo 911 because it will never have a shot at meaningful appreciation given production numbers — and the fact that 2008 models are a humdrum vintage. The Black Series, however, is arguably a special car with low production numbers and a unique manufacturing story behind it. Granted, a CLK is the entry-level Black Series car, especially when compared to the SL or SLS variants, but it’s still a cool ride with wide flares and a back-seat delete. Take the Black Series to a local Sunday car show and you are certain not to see another. Verdict: Sell the Turbo and keep the Benz. Jim Schrager replies: Jeff, on the Porsche 2008 Turbo, it will remain just a used car for quite a few years yet, and I don’t see any near-term appreciation. I say this because they made lots of these cars, they are making many newer and better ones now, and the 2001–04 Turbos have yet to show any appreciation. Longer term, the picture is less clear, but it took over 25 years for the original 930 Turbo to begin to appreciate, and in most ways, it is a far more significant car than either the early 996 Turbos or the 2008 model. That said, please understand that predicting prices remains somewhat of a guessing game. Where are the Americans? To the Editor: While I have come to expect a desert of coverage for American cars during the Monterey Car Week issue (despite the numbers offered at Mecum and Russo and Steele), the latest issue (November 2017) was almost laughable for coverage of Yank products. Yes, I also subscribe to American Car Collector, but it is published about half as often, and has half the car profiles of SCM, so it may be awhile before I get this interest sated. Some of the attention paid to three- or four-year-old exotics in SCM starts to look like an offshoot of the Kelley Blue Book. That said, I would have remained quiet if it were not for the rather nasty commentary by Pierre Hedary on the only American car he profiled, a Dual-Ghia (November 2017, Worldwide Auctioneers Market Report, p. 194). Mr. Hedary is surely the only auto scribe to ever describe a Chrysler Hemi engine as “shoddy engineering.” I also suspect the “truck frame” design is shared with quite a few British or Italian cars of the era as well. It is obvious he hates older American cars, but we do not need to get his uninformed opinion thrown at those of us who do not share it. SCM can do better than this. — Mark Reynolds, via email Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Mr. Reynolds, thanks for sending us your letter. I counted the American cars in the Market Reports, and I came Sports Car Market


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You Write We Read Ad Index Aerovault ....................................................................142 Alan Taylor Company, Inc ........................................... 62 Aston Martin of New England ..................................... 47 Auto Kennel ................................................................127 Autodromo ...................................................................111 Automotive Restorations Inc......................................129 Autosport Designs Inc ................................................ 119 Barrett-Jackson ............................................................. 17 Bennett Law Office ....................................................154 Beverly Hills Car Club ...............................................149 Boca Raton Concours ................................................... 24 Bonhams / UK .............................................................. 35 Canepa ........................................................................137 Carmel Valley House ..................................................139 Cars, Inc. ....................................................................... 39 Carter Artworks ..........................................................145 Centerline Alfa Parts...................................................149 Central Classic Cars ...................................................161 Chequered Flag International .....................................121 Christopher John Ltd. .................................................145 Chubb Personal Risk Services ..................................... 15 Churchill Classic Cars ...............................................135 Classic Showcase........................................................107 CMC Classical Model Cars ........................................133 Collector Studio ..........................................................127 Copley Motorcars ......................................................... 93 Dobson Motorsport.....................................................150 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. ................................... 14 Driversource Houston LLC .................................... 10–11 European Collectibles.................................................101 Exotic Classics .............................................................. 97 Fantasy Junction ........................................................... 63 Ferrari Financial Services ............................................. 40 Fiskens .......................................................................179 Fourintune Garage Inc ................................................139 G. Potter King, Inc........................................................ 45 Garage Graphics .........................................................120 Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas .....................................147 Girardo & Co ................................................................ 31 Going To The Sun Rally ............................................... 57 Gooding & Company .................................................2–3 Group 100 ..................................................................... 22 Grundy Insurance ......................................................... 71 GT Motor Cars LLC ...................................................123 Gullwing Group ..........................................................151 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. .........................................121 Handal Plastic Surgery ................................................. 19 Heritage Classics .......................................................... 91 High Mountain Classics .............................................151 Huntingridge Motors Inc. ...........................................133 Hyman, LTD ...........................................................53, 55 Iconic Watch Company ................................................ 43 Intercity Lines ............................................................... 51 Italian Design And Racing .........................................149 JC Taylor ..................................................................... 113 JJ Best Banc & Co ......................................................165 Kevin Kay Restorations ............................................... 26 Kidston .........................................................................4-5 Kurt Tanner Motorcars ...............................................147 LBI Limited .................................................................. 89 Leake Auction Company ........................................25, 59 Legendary Motorcar Company ..................................139 Luxury Lease Partners, LLC ........................................ 83 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center .................................... 37 Mershon’s World Of Cars...........................................145 Metron Garage ............................................................125 Milestone Motorcars LLC ..........................................137 Mitchell A. Josephs DDS, PA.....................................109 Morris & Welford, LLC ............................................... 23 Motorcar Classics ....................................................... 117 Northwest European ...................................................148 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ............................... 41 Paramount Automotive ................................................. 82 Park Place LTD ............................................................. 95 Passport Transport ......................................................103 Paul Russell And Company .......................................... 49 Pendine ......................................................................... 32 Porsche Club of America............................................ 115 Premier Auction Group ..........................................12–13 Prince Vintage, LTD. .................................................... 61 Putnam Leasing ..........................................................180 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd...........................................105 Raleigh Classic Car Auctions .....................................8–9 Reliable Carriers ........................................................... 87 RM Sotheby’s .........................................................27, 29 Russo and Steele LLC ................................................6–7 SCM 2018 30th Anniversary Tour .............................159 SCM 2018 Scottsdale Seminar ..................................153 Sports Car Market.......................................................169 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations ..................................131 Symbolic International ................................................. 21 The Drivers Society ....................................................143 The Stable, Ltd. ............................................................ 99 The Werk Shop ...........................................................155 Vintage Motor Cars USA ...........................................165 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ........................................141 Vintage Rallies ............................................................ 119 Vintage Underground LLC.........................................123 VintageAutoPosters.com ............................................135 Watchworks ................................................................177 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. ...............................................125 West Coast Classics, LLC ..........................................147 White Post Restorations .............................................177 Worldwide Group ......................................................... 33 38 up with 14 cars in the issue. I agree that is far too skimpy, and we’ll do a better job of covering American cars during the 2018 Monterey Car Week. As for Pierre Hedary’s review of the Dual-Ghia, his professional obligation is to state his opinion, and he did that. Other reporters may have had a different opinion of the car. SCM can be a spicy stew at times, and some mouthfuls can seem a little hot. I do promise that SCM will never be boring. The last-ever hoods up/ hoods down letter To the Editor: Hoods up, hoods down. I disagree that the hood of a show car should only be open during judging — or if someone asks to see the engine compartment (August 2017, “Shifting Gears,” p. 20). The show is not for the judges only. It is for the spectators who attend the show. A lot of work goes on under the hood. Some want to see the engine detail more than a shiny exterior. Most spectators want to see what’s under the hood. The hood hinges would be worn out if the hood was opened at every request. The hood should be closed until the judging for checking the body lines and gaps. After that, it should be up to the entrant — at no consequence to their score. I can understand that photos of a field of cars look much better with hoods down. So photographers need to choose their moments. Or make a request to close up for pictures. — Martin Hveem, via email Porsche 917K error To the Editor: The profile about the 1970 Porsche 917K in the November issue of SCM incorrectly suggested that the subject car was wrecked and later reconstituted. It was actually the first 917-024 that was wrecked and scrapped in February 1970. Then in April 1970, Porsche prepared a new chassis and assigned it 917-024, which was consistent with Porsche factory practices to assign multiple identities and numbers for their prototype 917 race cars. The car sold on August 18, 2017, is the chassis 917-024 from April 1970—which later went Hedary blended insightful information about the car with a clear framework for how to think about the various 190SL cars in the market on to test at Le Mans, to be used in the film “Le Mans,” and to be owned by Jo Siffert. This is well documented by ex-Porsche factory engineer Walter Näher, who wrote the definitive book on the model and oversaw the restoration of this car. — David Gooding, Santa Monica, CA Thor Thorson replies: David, thanks for your letter. You are correct that following damage to the original chassis 024, Porsche simply slipped another chassis into the old 024 chassis plate and carried on. This was done primarily for carnet practices on the internationally raced cars. If not common, this practice was certainly not unusual — and completely legitimate. I apologize if I gave the impression that this had in some manner sullied the car’s provenance. I wrote the profile without having been able to inspect the car, and as a result chose to speculate that the subsequent change to a new frame for racing and later conversion back to its original Porsche-built frame had affected the originality and correctness of the car (the “weird original bits”). This was due to a lack of adequate homework on my part, and I have since learned that it was in fact very original and complete. I retain my premise that various factors placed 917-024 relatively low in the pantheon of 917 values, but it was certainly a real, original and unquestioned (and bloody valuable) Porsche 917K. Pierre Hedary hits a homer To the Editor: Pierre Hedary’s profile on the 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL in the October 2017 issue (German Profile, p. 92) really knocked it out of the park. Hedary blended insightful information about the car with a clear framework for how to think about the various 190SL cars in the market. As a vintage-Mercedes enthusiast, I am admittedly biased, but I found myself wishing that he had another two or three pages to further expound on his points. Perhaps you could consider creating a “Super Profile” every month that goes to an even deeper level of insight — rotated among different marques and models? In the meantime, please keep up the excellent work, and I look forward to the next article by Pierre. — Steve Brown, Seattle, WA ♦ Sports Car Market Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Helmut Sinn: From Pilot to Watchmaker In 1961, pilot and flight instructor Helmut Sinn grew dissatisfied with the time pieces for pilots, so he decided to make a better wristwatch for fliers. His brand would become Sinn Spezialuhren GmbH, situated in Frankfurt, Germany. From the start, the company motto has been, “As perfect as possible, but only as expensive as necessary,” and it is this notion that has guided much of Sinn’s methods since. In the early years of Sinn, they spe- cialized in the design of chronographs and cockpit clocks that were built to their specifications in Switzerland. In keeping with the company’s pledge of reasonable pricing, Sinn did not establish a traditional network of retailers who offered watches at a traditional mark-up. Instead, Sinn sold directly to clients, including companies and the military. One of these clients was Bell & Ross, which had Sinn manufac- ture watches that read “Bell & Ross by Sinn” on the dial for about nine years. The characteristics of Sinn watches have been consistent throughout Details Production date: 2015 Best place to wear one: On a tour of the Thunderbird Lodge on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe (my new favorite historic mansion) Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Web: www.watchbuys.com is best): their existence. Sinn watches tend to feature black dials with simple luminous figures — and luminous hands. The line includes a variety of models intended for pilots. Many of the watches are three-hand models. Some have stopwatch functions and some, like the Flieger UTC Chronograph, feature chronographs compounded with a UTC feature that displays a second time zone. Sinn also offers an array of Neat Stuff by Jim Pickering watches intended for divers, and a classic series that might appeal to a less-sports-oriented client. The Flieger UTC Chronograph shown is an ideal example of a Sinn watch. It is made with bold luminous numerals, bold luminous hands, an easily read calendar window, antiglare domed sapphire crystal, sandblasted steel case, locking water-resistant crown and screw-back case. An interesting divergence from many other similarly designed watches is that the UTC (yellow) hand is set up so that it revolves twice in 24 hours, as opposed to a GMT hand that would move around just once. The watch does not display time in a 24-hour mode, but simply shows a second time zone in 12hour time. A benefit to the design is that if you don’t need to use that feature, you can set it directly under the hour hand and it will disappear. In the United States, Sinn is distributed through online sales. This sales model has some benefits and some impediments. On the positive side, Sinn can control the process — and the messaging — to keep a very high degree of consistency. This also keeps prices lower, as trade margin is eliminated. Further, there is enhanced control of the gray market, as independent dealers are not selling product in alternative markets or at deeply discounted prices. On the flip side, clients purchasing a watch of this quality should have a chance to handle it and see how it lies and feels on the wrist. They should also get guidance on its care and operation in person — and be able to compare models or brands prior to forming a conclusion. Many commodity objects can — and should — be distributed in the most efficient manner possible, but luxury goods are an exception to the rule. In the case of this particular watch, a good price for a perfect used example is in the range of $2,750. Checkmate! Classic-car own- Enhance Your Garage’s Look Garage Graphics offers wall-mounted, backlit and freestanding automotive visuals for your garage or home wall. They use dye-sublimation-printed fabric and an aluminum framing system that can accommodate graphics up to 40 feet by 10 feet. Garage Graphics offers numerous layout options and a library of high-resolution images to choose from, all of which make each piece unique. A six-foot-by-five-foot graphic starts at $800. Learn more at garagegraphics.net. 42 ers, specifically those who are buying and selling in the market, are always thinking a few steps ahead — just like chess players. This set from The Drivers’ Society brings chess and cars together, as it’s made using recycled parts from Aston Martin, Range Rover and Lotus cars. Set I features Aston Martin valves, springs and guides as king/queen, Aston wrist pin and Range Rover rocker-trim knights, Aston brake piston and brake reaction ball bishops, Lotus wheel nut and Aston brake piston rooks, and shock-mount pawns. $1,250 at thedriverssociety.com. ♦ Sports Car Market


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1935 Morgan Three-Wheeler This one doesn’t exactly fit with the GT40s, Ferraris, French coachwork or other types of models that I collect. I’m not a Morgan enthusiast, but when I saw this 1:43-scale gem from Spark Models, I had to have it. This diminutive piece is charming, delicately detailed, very well made, and just a heck of a good value. Spark is not the first company to model one of the many ThreeWheelers, but theirs is the best. I am not certain whether the model is completely correct, as there are so many variants, but from what I have seen, it appears to be quite accurate. The beautifully replicated and highly detailed miniature Matchless engine, suspension and frame components are a real treat. The photo-etched wire wheels with well-scaled, thin spokes are the perfect complement. The hidden, chain-driven rear wheel is spoked as well, although sans chain, but the left and right leaf springs are there. The body has a good glossy paint finish — and an assortment of lights, body clips, chrome exhausts on both sides, license plate, and an outside handbrake lever that looks more like a gearshift, but there is already a shift lever in the cockpit on top of the transmission cover. The interior is very complete, with dash details, mirror, pedals, and control levers on the steering wheel. Spark has even done a bit of detail paint shading on the seat between the pleats. This model is not easy to find now, but it is well worth the search, and it carries a pocket-money price of $100 or a little less. ♦ Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Jaguar: C-type, D-type & Lightweight E-type Register by Terry Larson, Penny Woodley, Den Carlow and Paul Skilleter, 240 pages, Anglo Danish Publications, $125 (Amazon) Runways and Racers: Sports Car Races Held on Military Airfields in America 1952–1954 by Terry O’Neil, 208 pages, Veloce, $20.88 (Amazon) The Encyclopedia of Italian Coachbuilders by Alessandro Sannia, 664 pages (in two volumes), Il Cammello (Torino), $149.59 (Amazon/Italy) Prose or data? Depends on your needs of the moment, but sooner or later you will be trying to figure out if a specific car you bought/are thinking about buying is the “right” car. Who drove it where? Previous owners? Numbers correct? At that point data is king. So let’s look at three deeply niche books that are all about the data: Jaguar: C-type, D-type and Lightweight E-type Register Provenance: Fit and finish: Drivability: A labor of love, with the smallest possible potential target market, this compendium of racing Jaguars contains detailed car-bycar histories of races, drivers and owners. For instance, you can learn XKC032’s engine, body and gearbox numbers, as sold to Giuseppe Farina by the Belgian Motor Company. It was shown at the Brussels Auto Show in 1953, tweaked by Ferrari (“a Panhard rod was fitted in place of the A-bracket for the rear axle”), sold to Ernie Erickson in the U.S., fitted with triple Webers and raced eight times by him. Lots of owners followed, and that one chassis has more frequent flier miles than I do. It’s a pretty impressive job of sleuthing, collating documents and interviewing former owners. The authors go out of their way to not guarantee anything, but best efforts and all that. 44 Runways & Racers: Sports Car Races Held on Military Airfields in America 1952–1954 Provenance: Fit and finish: Drivability: Terry O’Neil’s book is also as niche as it gets, but this time a specific type of racing (airfields in America) in a tight window of time (1952–54). You will be happy to know it confirms that Erickson finished 2nd at the Andrews Airfield race in XKC032, bolstering your faith in available data. It’s also filled with great images of the races, course maps, posters and more. So, this book is quite useful to identify an image you found and figure out where the race was held and who was driving. The Encyclopedia of Italian Coachbuilders Provenance: finish: Fit and Drivability: You have to love a car book with an introduction by Umberto Eco. Or a book that tries to list alphabetically every Italian coachbuilder from the dawn of the automobile to today, followed by indexes showing when companies worked together, or sorted by region, or by designers’ names. Encyclopedia is two volumes of data, with each entry typically little more than a brief listing on a company, and a few photos of their work. It’s a fascinating — if expensive — page-turner. ♦ Sports Car Market Model Details Production date: 2012 Quantity: 500 (estimated) SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: www.sparkmodel.com ( is best)


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Affordable Classic 1999–2004 Porsche 996 A Cheap, Fast, Fun Porsche with a Catch Once the bearing is done, you have far less to worry about with a car that has no history of track time or highway abuse by Rob Sass 2002 Porsche 996 Carrera coupe, sold for $27,500 in 2016 T he 996 is the pit bull of 911s — but not in a dispositional or aesthetic sense. However, like the odd pit bull that inexplicably snaps, the 996 can be a car that’s perfectly fine — until it’s not fine. An infamous bearing The source of the Porsche 996’s reputation is well known to readers of SCM and to class-action attorneys alike: The bearing on the intermediate shaft (IMS) that drives the four camshafts of the M96 and M97.1 flat-six engines has been known to fail at up to a 10% rate by 90,000 miles. Like a little suicide vest located inside the engine, it sends bits of ball bearing everywhere, to lethal effect. While the vast majority of M96 and M97.1 engines didn’t experience IMS failures, that statement is cold comfort to anyone on the receiving end of a $15,000-plus catastrophic engine failure in a 996. A complete discussion of the Details Years produced: 1999–2004 model years Current price range: $12,500 to $30,000 (coupes tend to bring more money than cabs and Targas. The more powerful and better-looking C4S, as well as the 2004 40th Anniversary cars, are at the top of the heap). Pros: They’re cheap and fast. Cons: It’s the 911 that is nearly indistinguishable from a Boxster in the rear-view mirror Best place to drive one: All the way to the bank. This is possibly the performance car deal of the moment. Worst place to drive one: To Luftgekühlt. This is, after all, a water-cooled 911. 46 IMS bearing itself and the attendant litigation is well outside the scope of an “Affordable Classic” column. After all, we’ve been here before with other 911s and we’ve moved on. Witness the flawed 2.7liter U.S. engines that powered the 1974–77 911s and the subsequent redemption of those cars in the marketplace. Like the case and head-stud problems in those older air-cooled cars, the bearing issue in the 996 can be addressed satisfactorily. So it’s now time to move beyond the IMS issue and focus on what a fine driving experience the 996 can be — and at a very attractive price point. A great, water-cooled Porsche The 996 is probably the first totally clean-sheet 911 since 1964. While a horizontally opposed, 6-cylinder engine hung out aft of the rear axle still powered the car, it was now water-cooled because of noise and emission concerns. Both 2WD and AWD variants were offered in coupe, cabriolet and Targa (sliding-glass roof) body styles. In nearly every objective performance measure, it was better than the 993 that it replaced. A 4.6-second 0–60 mph time, a 174-mph top speed and a 13.2-second quarter-mile time were nothing to sneeze at in 1998 — or even now. Not a deluxe Porsche There are certainly less-than-charming things about the 996. 2004 Porsche 996 Carrera convertible, a $28k no-sale in 2016 Sports Car Market


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The 996 was clearly built to a price. Porsche was struggling finan- cially, and the key to profitability was ease of assembly and some commonality with the less-expensive, higher-volume Boxster. Headlights and switchgear and much of the dash and seats are shared, and some of it is downright unattractive. Even minor details like the fuelfiller door and exterior door handles are less satisfactory in their design and/or operation. The joy of driving a 996 On the other hand, the driving experience of the 996 rarely comes in for criticism. The car was an amazing 40% stiffer than the 993. For the first time, an open 911 felt as solid as the coupe. The steering was quick and communicative — without the annoying bump steer of an SC or 3.2 Carrera. The ride was more than tolerable, and the 6-speed gearbox was a revelation for Porsche drivers who cut their teeth on 901 and 915 gearboxes. The heat and a/c? They are like a normal car — and therefore most un-911-like. A screaming deal Because of the aforementioned IMS issues and the snotty scorn over its “fried egg” headlamps, the 996 is one of the more conspicuous members of the Stupid Cheap Club, a market segment of cars whose attributes are wildly disproportionate to their actual market value. A 300-hp, 170-plus-mph Porsche that can be had for as little as $13,000 is the very definition of stupid cheap. How to score yours There are several 996 buying strategies that range from going com- mando to the crime-scene-lab approach. Advocates of the former say you’re just fine doing due diligence and buying a higher-miles (but well-maintained) 996 with its original IMS bearing. Under that theory, if the IMS bearing has lasted 100,000-plus 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe, sold for $20,500 this year miles, it will be good for the life of the car. This may well be true, but sensible people will still want to do a thor- ough pre-purchase inspection with a marque specialist. Cutting open the oil filter and performing an oil analysis for metal shavings will add more than just the cost of an oil change to the inspection price, but it’s probably worth it to ensure that the bearing isn’t in the early stages of failing. If the bearing has already been replaced, ask to see the old bearing. Doing the IMS bearing on your nickel does give you the opportunity to address some other necessary maintenance, such as the air-oil separator, rear main seal, clutch and water pump. If you go this route, make sure that you discount the car by about $3,000 to $4,000 over a done car. Yes, there are a few other failure modes for the M96 engine that are rare, but, once the bearing is done, you have far less to worry about with a car that has no history of being tracked or abused. Then you can enjoy one of the best modern Porsche driving experiences for Chevy Sonic money. Rob Sass is the editor of Porsche Panorama, the official magazine of the Porsche Club of America. ♦ December 2017 47


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Collecting Thoughts 2017 Northwest Passage An Alfa Romeo Golden Anniversary Waltz at a Millennial Mixer How would my 50-year-old GTV stand up to 750 miles of uninterrupted summertime use? by Thor Thorson The author in his “range ball” I t all started a few months ago with an email message from Publisher Martin. It seems as though he had committed to attending the Oregon Porsche Club of America’s Northwest Passage tour. SCM is actually a primary sponsor of the event, but Martin discovered that he was urgently needed elsewhere. Apparently overbooking is an occupational hazard that comes with being an automotive journalist. At any rate, he asked if my wife and I could take his place. Although I am primarily a racer, I have done at least a few vintage tours, several Colorado Grands and even one California Mille, so the idea of doing a road trip around southern Oregon seemed like a fun idea. There was another factor. The event takes place in mid-June, and 50 years ago, in June 1967, I bought my first Alfa Romeo, a new GTV, red with black interior. I still have it, now fully restored and exactly like it was the day I took delivery. I’m a bit of a sentimental guy, and the idea of a golden anniversary road trip with my lifelong sweetheart beckoned irresistibly in my imagination. Fortunately, my wife, Donna, shared my enthusiasm, so it didn’t require a lot of convincing for us to commit to going along for the tour. A range ball in a box of Titleists There was some trepidation, of course. Although the GTV restora- tion was completed several years ago, circumstances had conspired to prevent me from putting more than a few hundred miles on it, mostly in 50-mile increments. How would it stand up to 750 miles of uninterrupted summertime use? Also, the Northwest Passage is a club event, open to all years (and to a certain extent, all makes) of car, so how lonely would our little 50year old bolide be? It couldn’t be that bad, though, as there would have 48 to be some 356s or even short-wheelbase 911s along — and possibly the odd Austin-Healey or two to run with if the newer stuff disappears off in the distance. Wouldn’t there? The event kicked off on Thursday evening at Newport, a beach town on the central Oregon Coast. As the cars assembled, I found myself remembering the title of a long-forgotten golfing article, “A Range ball in a Box of Titleists.” There was a sea of black and silver Porsches — most less than 15 years old. There were a few non-Porsches, all new and black, gray or silver (and one red Corvette). Floating in the middle was a single bright red, 50-year-old Alfa, perched on skinny 15-inch tires like a child’s toy in a Matchbox racers display. Yeah, it’s just a tour on public roads, and the GTV has as long a pedigree as any Porsche. Still, it’s tough not to feel a bit awkward as a single Italian Baby Boomer in a crowd of German Millennials. One other thing: I’m a Scandinavian from Seattle, so 75 degrees is pretty much my upper comfort level, and the weather forecast was for historically hot conditions, well above 90 degrees. Our Alfa was the only car in the event without air conditioning. Ouch. Making fast friends Things immediately started to improve. The people involved, both organizers and participants, couldn’t have been nicer: friendly, cheerful and brimming with enthusiasm for the drive to come. Although the cars were new, the drivers were all comfortably into advanced middle age, so discussion topics were more about children and traveling than about who was the better driver. It was a comfortable and convivial group. A glance at the route map showed that much of the roads were high Sports Car Market


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in the Oregon mountains, so maybe the heat wouldn’t be that bad. Trepidation quietly turned into enthusiasm. The Northwest Passage tour follows a different route every year. This year it started with a leisurely drive south along the Oregon coastline to Reedsport. It was cool and green, with spectacular views at every overlook. It was a great chance to settle in and get back in the rhythm of driving. At Reedsport we drove inland, following the Umpqua River into the coastal mountains, then on to secondary roads around the vineyards of the upper valley. We stopped for lunch in an old timber town named Winston. Porsche roads At the drivers’ meeting, the organizers promised us “Porsche roads” after lunch, and the route didn’t disappoint. Well away from any population centers, the roads were smooth and wound through low, forested mountains with little or no civilian traffic to break the reverie. To keep the drivers on their toes, there were a few sections of what I call “California Mille” roads — tightly twisting, narrow and unforgiving asphalt with what seemed like a pop quiz every quarter mile (our Alfa, carrying half the weight and being 18 inches narrower than the new cars, absolutely loved these sections). And Lord, was it hot. Dropping down into Ashland for the evening stop, the temperature stood at 98 degrees. Fortunately, an air-conditioned room with a cold shower combined with selective memory to make the midpoint of the drive a pleasure. Fast driving for big cars Saturday was designed for the big cars. After a 25-mile, narrow hill-climb section to get back up onto the high plateau around Klamath Lake, the roads opened up to offer the kind of wide, rolling, fast driving that enthusiasts east of the Rockies can only dream about — mile after mile of empty road through open ... and here’s the “box of Titleists” forest and sage pasturelands with great visibility and not even a thought about anyone watching the speed limit. It let the fast cars stretch their legs without guilt, and the high altitude made the heat less of an issue. It all ended up in Bend, OR, for the traditional communal car wash and beer fest, followed by the obligatory banquet. The dinner was great — without any tiresome speeches. It was just friends enjoying time together. The closing brunch the next morning allowed me to act on behalf of Publisher Martin and SCM. I got to hand out a few entirely arbitrary “thanks for coming” trophies (“All right, ‘Sexiest Porsche’? Where do I start…”). This session did provide me with a chance to thank the participants for allowing me to bring out my old Alfa for its golden anniversary waltz among all the zooming new Porsches. My Alfa performed flawlessly, with style and grace, and even pretty much kept up on the fast sections. It was a reminder of why I love the older cars along with the new — and that a great car from any era is still a great car. My 50-year-old memories about the joy of driving my Alfa were proven correct, and the experiences are still available today. ♦ December 2017 49


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Legal Files John Draneas Neighborhood Battleground Does a Texas Homeowners Association think a Sherman tank is a “recreational vehicle”? boats and recreational vehicles on the River Oaks lots and adjoining streets. KHOU-TV took issue with that the statement the tank was causing concern for Buzbee’s neighbors. “But finding those concerned neighbors wasn’t easy. Everyone we spoke with loved it.” No shrinking violet Buzbee is no slouch. He is a highly respected and successful litigator — and a former Marine Recon officer who retired as a captain. He is not one to shy away from a fight. “It’s not violating any ordi- nance, but for some reason it makes the homeowners association uncomfortable. If you’re offended, lighten up,” Buzbee said. “The problem is there is no action they can take. They can ticket it or they can try to tow it, but the truth is, unless I decide to move it, it’s not going anywhere.” HOA powers Can Buzbee’s HOA really H do anything about his Sherman tank? I asked an expert friend, ouston attorney Tony Buzbee found himself in a war of words with his Homeowners Association — the River Oaks Property Owners. For some reason, the HOA isn’t very keen on his authentic World War II Sherman tank. In Buzbee’s words, “This particular tank landed at Normandy, it liberated Paris… and ultimately went all the way to Berlin. This is a piece of American history. But for this type of vehicle, we would not have won the war.” Buzbee purchased the tank last year for $600,000. It took a year to get it to Houston from its overseas location. Buzbee plans on permanently keeping the tank on his East Texas ranch, but it arrived in Houston at a time when he couldn’t get it to the ranch. He had to do something with the tank, so he parked it on the public street in front of his River Oaks residence. Neighborhood angst River Oaks is a pretty swanky neighborhood, and a fully functional tank is a surprising thing to see parked against the curb. It seems to be drawing quite a bit of attention, and most people think it’s pretty cool. But it drew some unwanted attention from his HOA. Houston’s KHOU-TV station picked up the story, and their story and interview received national attention. Buzbee received a threatening letter from the HOA, claiming that the tank, parked on a city street, “impedes traffic and poses a safety hazard,” and causes “serious concern for neighbors.” The letter also points to a provision in the subdivision’s Deed Restrictions that restricts extended parking of mobile homes, trailers, 50 Rob Fotheringham, this very question. Fotheringham and his partner founded Vial & Fotheringham LLP 35 years ago as a small Portland-area general-practice law firm. The firm now has over 50 lawyers in five offices in five Western states. Their HOA practice fueled that growth. Fotheringham said HOAs do have a lot of power. Their “charters,” the CCRs or Deed Restrictions, typically grant the board very broad rule-making authority, so long as the rules don’t contradict the charter. Fotheringham said some people are unhappy when they learn that, after having bought into a community that has an HOA, they have lost a lot of their independence. I apologized if I was disparaging his practice area — and then of- fered that I’ve always seen HOAs as “the work of the devil.” Fotheringham laughed and retorted, “That’s why you won’t see any of our lawyers living in a community that has one!” Fotheringham said that Buzbee’s HOA could write a rule that pro- hibits tanks from being parked on the street. But they may have to adopt that rule before they can actually do anything about Buzbee’s tank. The Deed Restrictions definitely apply, but it’s hard to envision a Sherman tank as a “recreational vehicle” or a “mobile home,” and it certainly isn’t a boat or a trailer. It may not fit into the categories spelled out in the deed restrictions, and there is undoubtedly no existing HOA rule against tanks. So the HOA board will have to adopt a specific rule regarding tanks. Since Buzbee says that he plans to move the tank in a couple of weeks, his situation may end up being moot. But no matter how unreasonable — or even stupid — you might Sports Car Market


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think they are, HOA rules shouldn’t be ignored. Fotheringham said HOA boards have the power to levy fines, and unpaid fines almost always create liens against your property with a super priority. If the fines aren’t paid, the HOA can foreclose its lien and sell your property. HOA fines typically start out fairly small — often with an opportu- nity to correct the violation before anything further occurs. If not paid, the fines typically grow larger with time. The law requires fines to be reasonable in amount, and owners must be afforded some level of due process rights. If the fines are extreme or unfairly imposed, owners are typically able to take the matter to court resolution. Are cars like tanks? You might well ask, “What does this have to do with cars?” Obviously, mischief is not limited to Sherman tanks. Cars can be targets as well. A friend related a story about being at a car event with his Ferrari 308 when a fellow participant walked up and introduced himself as a neighbor. After pleasantries, the neighbor told him, “Look, I don’t mean to put you on the spot, but I’m on the board of our HOA. The board was looking to come down on you because you’re always speeding through the neighborhood. I suggested that before they do that, I might talk to you individually and try to avoid any hassles.” My friend was aghast by the insinuation that he was menacing the neighborhood streets, denied it, and suggested that perhaps people were just misbelieving that he was speeding just because his aftermarket exhaust was rather loud. He promised to be careful about his speed — as well as the noise. Could the HOA do that? Fotheringham is doubtful — the streets are public roads, governed by city ordinances and state law. An HOA board can’t enforce those laws, only its own rules. And an HOA can’t adopt rules that apply to public roadways. However, Fotheringham points out that some neighborhood roads are actually private property, owned by the HOA as common areas. In those situations, the HOA can control speed limits and driving habits. “Noise is an easier issue,” Fotheringham said. “Noise control is an extremely common topic for HOA control, and greater leeway would be afforded in that regard. Loud exhausts could easily be regulated.” You can also run into HOA problems when you try to add more garage space. Architectural review committees can easily dislike (and scuttle) your Garage Mahal project or your house garage addition. It’s easy for such construction to “conflict” with the “character” of the neighborhood. Why so rigid? Why are HOAs so rigid about stuff? Don’t they have a sense of humor? I’ve always thought that there are two types of people on HOA boards: • Those who want to be on the board so they can be in charge and tell other people what to do. • And then there are those who don’t really want to be on the board but serve out of self-defense. That’s why I would never buy a house in an area ruled by an HOA. I’d have to become one of the latter because I couldn’t stand to be hassled by the former. Not that I’m that much of a rebel — it’s just that there is little tolerance for diversity in thought or style. Fotheringham sees that. HOAs are all about uniformity and stabil- ity — all keyed to their strong sense of preserving property values. Personality, flexibility and individual style all lose out. Kind of makes me think of the old “Stepford Wives” movie. ♦ 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 2017 51


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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne Uncovering a Collector’s Vision For Jay Leno, collecting is all about history, emotion, fun and technology. Your collecting criteria might be different — but passion is the essence Filling the space between are Citroëns; a tank- engined, pre-war-style roadster; a Fiat Topolino; a McLaren F1; a Tatra T77; an ancient steam tractor; a rear-wheel-drive resto-mod Oldsmobile Toronado; and a Chrysler Turbine car. Toss in a brace of Lamborghini Miuras, an Owen Magnetic, a Mercer Raceabout, a home-built 1930s streamlined motorcycle-powered microcar and a Bugatti Type 51. Well, my point is made, and I haven’t mentioned the motorcycles and stationary steam engines. Collecting with HEFT So how could such an assortment have any common theme, inspiration or focus? After spending a good deal of time with the man, seeing him interact with his vehicles and share them, it becomes quite clear. I summed it up with an acronym: HEFT. Yes, Jay Leno collects with HEFT — History, Emotion, Fun and Technology. Take a look at everything that moves in Leno’s garage, and you’ll quickly see that they all have at least three of those attributes in common — some have all four. And as should be the case in the collection of a true enthusiast, these characteristics drive what he acquires. As a true gearhead and wrencher, technology fasci- 1932 Shotwell Indian 4, part of Jay Leno’s HEFT-y collection M any have written and spoken on “What Makes a Collection.” We’re attempting to mark the divide between the rational assembling of complementary objects and hoarding. This includes me, as this page will mark the third time I’ve visited this subject. The fact that I’ve come back to collecting standards means that it still speaks quite strongly to me. Although I admit that a certain judgmental nature reigns high among my many character defects, I won’t use this space to pass sentence on those whose collecting criteria don’t rise to my exalted standards. Besides, I’ve traveled down that road in a previous column when I decried those folks — they know who they are — who use innocent vehicles in their ruthless pursuit of trophies. I’m going to take a different angle here. I’m going to be polite and praise those whose collection seems at first glance to be random at best. However, when a closer look is taken, a very distinct and understandable position becomes clear. Again, I don’t believe that anyone need defend his or her collecting decisions. Collecting themes and traits As part of my professional portfolio, clients do come to me for advice on building a collection, developing it — and occasionally pruning it down. I’m partially convinced that they do so despite what I practice in my own life, relying on their opinion of my knowledge and reputation instead. A new client recently began our conversation by apologizing for what he saw as rather haphazard collecting. I quickly put him at ease with the story that follows: At the 2017 Pebble Beach Forum, I once again had the great honor and pleasure of sharing the stage with my friend and TV colleague Jay Leno when we presented another “Assess & Caress with Donald Osborne & Jay Leno” seminar in the August speaker series. This year’s program saw me make the death-defying attempt to analyze Jay as a collector. Anyone who knows his collection from his long-running Web series or the CNBC Primetime show “Jay Leno’s Garage” is aware that there are few, if any, collectors who include in their stash vehicles as varied as several Duesenbergs and a trio of Corvairs. 52 nates Leno. He enjoys spending the time servicing all the brass grease fittings on the chassis of his 1918 PierceArrow Model 66. He probably likes taking care of this car as much as likes driving the car. Leno’s passion for steam is the combination of the in productivity steam engines tremendous advance brought to 19th century factories, workshops and farms — and the smooth, seamless power and speed of his exHoward Hughes Doble Roadster. That Leno still has the 1955 Buick Roadmaster that was the first car he bought on his arrival in Los Angeles — and in which he courted his wife, Mavis— clearly demonstrates the emotional side of his collecting. When you hear Leno tell the story of Bob Shotwell, who designed and built an Indian motorcycle-powered micro streamliner and drove it halfway across the country with his brother in the depths of the Great Depression — and how it came to him so it wouldn’t be cannibalized for its valuable engine — you know how he responds to the pull of a great story. Everything in Leno’s Garage, with a few exceptions such as the stationary engines, came there because Jay wanted to — and does — use it. He buys — or accepts as gifts — nothing he wouldn’t drive or ride. Leno finds little pleasure in simply looking at an object that doesn’t pull him in to experience it in a more visceral way. This is a great object lesson for us all — whether our car collections can be counted on a single hand or in the hundreds. Finding the points of true connection is what makes for satisfying collecting. Given the complexity of human nature, it may be a surprise to you how varied those points might prove to be. So go ahead — and stop erecting artificial walls to suit a model that might not be the right one for you. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Drivers Ed Paul Hageman In Search of Opportunity and Finding More In this age of instant gratification, the right car doesn’t always come easy — and that’s a good thing couple who owned the car for 50 years. Ordered new in 1967, while they were stationed abroad, the Porsche met them in the Northwest and saw them through numerous trips around the United States — and even a stint in Germany. I was every bit as excited about the story as I was about the car. For weeks, we exchanged calls and emails, discussed the car and the possibility of my owning it. And, of course, we talked price. At one point I even realized that the owner was 30 years old when he bought the car — I just happen to be 30. After staring at the photos for the 100th time, my sentimental side took over. I knew I had to have it. I just kept asking myself, “How often do you get an opportunity like this?” Happily collecting the car after months of anticipation I often think there is a false sense of security in the car market — a feeling that, in most cases, you’ll find the car you’re looking for with relative ease. The market certainly seems saturated at times, particularly when you have Bring A Trailer and Instagram to keep you occupied between live auctions. More so than ever, we’re checking in, seeing who bought what, scan- ning what’s for sale and constantly in search of our next car. Although we’re pulled in a lot of directions, ultimately, if you’re feeling an itch, you can buy something almost instantaneously. But in actuality — swipe, scroll, click and search all you want — re- ally unique opportunities are few and far between. It’s so easy to start thinking that it’s all just that — very easy. Perhaps the most unfortunate result is having passed on something truly great that you came across too early in your search. Really knowing what’s available is maybe the hardest part. Chasing that special car you really want I’m the first to admit I’m a bit jaded and not easily excitable. But I was recently very pleasantly reminded of what it’s like to chase a car that you really want. This past September, I fortunately became the second owner of a 1967 Porsche 911S. The fun part is that it didn’t happen overnight. A great car and a great story Months earlier, I had caught wind of the Porsche, and through a drawn-out game of telephone, it started to sound pretty interesting. After a few more phone calls, I had a friend on the line who had actually seen it. Photos soon to follow! Long story short, my friend passed my contact information on to the owner, and I waited for a call. Eventually, I flew to Seattle to go see the 911 and meet the lovely 54 It’s not always easy I’m still so excited about this Porsche. I could write for days, but I’ll refrain from belaboring the subject and get to the point — the right car doesn’t always come easy. In this time of instant gratification, I think it’s important to remem- ber that. It’s easy to get into a consumer mindset about collectibles. There’s nothing wrong with an “on to the next one” mentality, but isn’t a lot of the joy in the chase? I think those of us in the business enjoy that aspect most — turning over stones to find something really special. Conversely, the hardest part is seeing something sell to someone who doesn’t totally understand the time and effort that went into hunting it down. Now, these are generalizations, but we can all agree that writing the check isn’t our favorite part — it’s everything before and after that! Finding the car Perhaps unsurprisingly, when you’re presented with a unique oppor- tunity, the price becomes less important. Value is given to intangible things, such as the opportunity itself — and the emotion of it all. Plain and simple, everyone loves to hear a great story about finding a car. It’s why The Cobra in the Barn is on most of our bookshelves. And it’s those types of stories (or the images that tell those stories) we talk about most, whether at a car show or via social media. It’s not just about the layers of dust on the car, but learning the his- tory of the car through the people attached to it. After half a century, the previous owners had so much to tell us about our new Porsche. When Sarah and I finally went to pick up the car, it felt a bit like we were driving off in someone else’s car. But as we waved goodbye at the top of the driveway, there was plenty of road ahead. So leave it to my generation to buy a collector car via direct message on Instagram. For the moment, having bought a car “the old fashioned way” is the most fun I’ve had in a long time. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Feature 2017 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace A Concours Fit for a King A field of 60 extraordinary cars, including Jaguar’s D-type lineup for the 1957 Le Mans Race, visit Henry VIII’s favorite palace Story and photos by SCM staff The 1957 Le Mans-dominating team of Jaguar D-types A n incredible array of machinery descended upon the stately grounds of Hampton Court Palace on the outskirts of London on September 1–3 for the Sixth Annual Concours of Elegance. Many of the cars had never been seen at a British event, and they spanned more than a century of motoring. The oldest was an 1896 Arnold-Benz — which became the first-ever car to get a speeding ticket — for traveling 8 mph — on January 26, 1896. For context, Great Britain was the largest empire in the world at that time, and Winston Churchill was just 21 years old that year. The youngest car was a LaFerrari Aperta. All told, 60 very rare cars from around the world were on display at this concours, which travels from one royal palace to another. The Concours d’Elegance started at Windsor Castle in 2012. Subsequent years have seen the Concours d’Elegance at St. James’s Palace in 2013, at Hampton Court Palace in 2014, Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh in 2015 and back to Windsor Palace in 2016 Highlights of the show included: • Philip White’s magnificently offbeat 1952 Osca MT4LM (a one-off Vignale design constructed for Le Mans in 1952). Details • Marc Behaegel’s beautiful 1954 Siata 208S Motto Spider. • Anthony Best’s 1923 Alfa Romeo RL Targa Florio and the stunning ex-Roger Baillon 1956 Maserati A6G 2000, which although mechanically fettled, remains in alluringly untouched “barn find” condition. More recent stars included Henry Plan ahead: The next Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace is scheduled for August 31–September 2, 2018. Where: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU, U.K. Number of entries: 60 Judging system: The owner of each car entered has a vote for Best of Show Admission: 40 pounds sterling for an adult day admission for Saturday and Sunday. Other admission packages can be found on the website. Web: www.concoursofelegance.co.uk 56 Pearman’s 1987 Jaguar XJR-8 Group C racer with its evocative Silk Cut livery, and no fewer than five D-types, lined up outside the 16th century royal palace to honor Jaguar’s emphatic 1-2-3-4-6 win at Le Mans in 1957. Another Le Mans veteran was William Loughran’s spotless 1960 Ferrari 250 SWB Competizione. Best of Show — as voted for by the cars’ owners — went to Ton and Maya Meijer’s gorgeous Castagna-bodied exBruno Mussolini 1933/35 Lancia Astura Aerodinamica teardrop coupe. The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost “Taj Mahal” that was originally owned by the Maharaja of Nabha was the winner of the Club Trophy (which secures it a place in the 2018 event). Peter Briggs’ 1922 Bentley 3 Litre (the first of the type to compete at Le Mans) was awarded the Spirit of the Tour after completing the 300mile Tour of Wessex ahead of the main event. A Jaguar SS 100 2.5-liter drophead won the Jaguar Trophy. For supercar fans, a mouth-watering lineup included a Pagani Zonda F, Koenigsegg Agera RS “Naraya” and the Jaguar C-X75 that starred in the James Bond film “Spectre.” Larger exhibits included a JWA Gulf-liveried Mercedes race trans- porter, while one of the most unexpected sights was a delightful De Havilland Gipsy Moth biplane. Without doubt the oddest-looking vehicle on show was the intrigu- ing 1961 Marcos Xylon GT in which Sir Jackie Stewart cut his teeth as a racing driver. The Concours d’Elegance will change its wandering ways, as it will be at Hampton Court Palace each year through 2021. “The beauty and the history of Hampton Court Palace have always been a perfect match for Concours of Elegance. Both in 2014 and again in 2017, the feedback we had from owners of the cars, from visitors and from our partners was absolutely faultless,” said James Brooks-Ward, concours CEO. “That’s why signing this new five-year deal is such an incredibly important announcement for us — we now have a home for the next five years!” This special concours, a short drive or train ride from London, is the perfect reason to visit Great Britain in 2018. ♦ Most unusual entry? 1961 Marcos Xylon GT Sports Car Market


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Feature 2017 Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance Abarth, Duesenberg — and Vintage Tractors Radnor Hunt has a long history of inviting eclectic cars onto its very classy showfield in Pennsylvania horse country by Bill Rothermel NY, Buick-Cadillac dealer. The car is painted in Cadillac’s Samoan Bronze — the only Riviera to have been painted this color. Best in Class Unrestored went to Paul and Ann Rose’s unbelievable 1923 Buick 23-6-54 Sports Roadster. “Everything works, including the speedometer and eight-day clock, which keeps perfect time,” Paul Rose said. The Roses’ time-warp machine is very original, as only the tires, radiator and fan belt were replaced in nearly 100 years. Remarkably, the car even retains its original side curtains. Sports and racing cars are always a Radnor staple. Max King’s 1953 Sunbeam-Talbot Best in Class and Best in Show — Richard and Helen Harding’s 1928 Auburn 8-88 Speedster were common at other events. The 21st Annual Radnor Concours d’Elegance, on September 8–10, continued its C Details Plan ahead: The 22nd Annual Radnor Concours d’Elegance weekend is scheduled for September 2018 Where: Radnor Hunt, Malvern, PA Number of entries: 100 cars. Motorcycles and horse-drawn carriages are also invited to this event Admission: General admission is $50. The Three-Day Event Package, which includes the Friday Barbecue and Black Tie Gala, is $235. See other ticket options on the website. Web: www.radnorconcours.org 58 adventurous ways — in the form of vintage tractors. Tillson was quick to declare this year’s event as “Our best ever!” Featured classes included Race Cars of Roger Penske, Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg, Abarth, and yes, Vintage Tractors! Radnor is in Pennsylvania horse country, after all. A field of 102 cars and 38 motorcycles gathered on the grounds of the historic Radnor Hunt Club for Sunday’s concours, which benefited from perfect skies and balmy temperatures. Regular concours participant Don Meluzio put together a class of 13 stellar Abarth cars from 1956 to 1980. In the Early Abarth Class, John Kristoff’s 1956 Fiat Abarth 750 GT competition coupe by Zagato took home Best in Class honors. Kristoff’s diminutive racer is one of 20 lightweight versions built and is and the sole survivor of the 1957 Mille Migliawinning trio. John and Suzanne Campion’s 1983 Lancia-Abarth Rally 037 by Pininfarina was Best in Class in the Late Abarth category. The car went on to win Best of Show—Sport. This Lancia-Abarth had numerous wins and podium finishes to its credit. Best in Class among Auburn Speedsters and overall Best in Show was awarded Richard and Helen Harding’s spectacular 1928 Auburn 8-88 Speedster. Another double-award winner was Andy Starr’s standout 1965 Buick Riviera GS. His Riv received Best in Class among American Classic Post-War Cars and the Timeless Elegance Award. “I’m speechless and humbled that the Radnor judges selected us to be the first Post-World War II American Production Car to join this elite and historic group of past award recipients,” Starr said. The judges rightly recognized Starr’s over-the-top car, which was a special order for a Niagara Falls, hairman Mike Tillson and his team at the Radnor Concours d’Elegance always dare to be different. Past concours have highlighted such non-typical concours marques as Lancia, Studebaker, rally cars and Exner-designed cars long before they Alpine Mk I won top Debutante honors. Bruce and Shelley Mankowitz’s 1967 Morgan Super Sport won Open Sports Cars (Late). The 1938 SS 100 Jaguar 3.5-Liter Roadster owned by Christopher and Garance Prior won the Jaguar Class. Pascal A.J. Maeter’s 1955 Austin-Healey 100M Roadster was best among Open Sports Cars (Early). Kevin McKay’s 1966 Penske Chevrolet Corvette L88 coupe received the HVA “This Car Matters” Award. Team Penske’s 1988 Penske PC17 Indy Car fittingly won the Penske Race Cars Class. The fun-filled weekend includes Friday night’s wel- come barbecue, Saturday’s road rally, a Cars & Coffee and a black-tie gala to benefit the Thorncroft Equestrian Center, which provides therapeutic riding. In addition to the concours and adjacent Motorsports Park club show of 200-plus cars, Sunday also included a huge new car dealer display, horse-drawn carriages, a flyover of vintage planes, and a vast collection of pedal cars. 2018 will be Radnor’s 22nd year, and this eclectic event is a worthy addition to your calendar. ♦ 1959 Porsche Model 108 Junior owned by Matt Peckham Sports Car Market Kathleen Tyler Bill Rothermel


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Feature 2017 Het Loo Concours Lucky 13 The 13th Het Loo Concours was also the first time it went to a yearly schedule — and it was a huge success The royal treatment is a proven recipe for success at Het Loo Story and photos by Leo Van Hoorick W ith the Royal Palace in Apeldoorn as a background, the Dutch Concours Het Loo is a magnificent venue. The Dutch Royal Family no longer uses the 17th century palace, as it is now a museum with splendid gardens. The courtyard in front of the royal buildings is an ideal exhibition ground for the competing cars, while the lawns in front offer ample space for club stands, various exhibitions, shops and dedicated parking spaces for those driving their classics to the event. Last year it was decided to turn the concours into a yearly event, instead of having it every other year. Many car fans showed up for the July 1–2, 2017, concours, so the move turned out to be a huge success. “Despite clashing with the Goodwood Festival of Speed — due to a late decision to change the Silverstone F1 racing date — we welcomed over 30,000 visitors during the weekend,” said organizers Jan-Peter Nijmeijers and Timo Rietbergen. The Royal Gardens have no racing circuit, but one of the brick lanes hosts a sprint competition. The sound of engines and the scent of burning rubber and gasoline add to the atmosphere of the event. Featured classes were 70 Years of Ferrari (of course!) and 50 years of the Rotary Engine —with a stunning display of Wankel-engined cars. We also saw the launch of the new Renault Alpine. The concours saw 57 contenders divided into 10 classes, one of which was dedicated to Volvo as it celebrates 90 years in 2017. The Volvo winner here was Stoffel Details Plan ahead: The next Concours Het Loo is scheduled for June 30 through July 1, 2018 Where: Palace Het Loo, Apeldoorn, Netherlands Number of entries: 70 Web: www.concourselegance.com/en 60 Mulier’s 1961 122S Amazon convertible, one of five built by Belgian coachbuilder Coune. Another class was dedicated to Touring, with Giovanni Carrozzeria Anderloni, grandson of the founder, as special judge. Some noted designers, including Harm Lagaay (of BMW and Porsche Best of Show — 1933 Castagna-bodied Lancia Astura from the Ton Meijer Collection Sports Car Market fame), Ivo Groen (DS Automobiles), Axel Breun (Renault Special Projects), Fedde Talsma and Rob Koch (both ex-Volvo), were judges. Other judges for the Carrozzeria Touring Class were Philip Kantor (Bonhams) and Christian Philippsen. All the judges worked under Wim Oude Weernink, automotive journalist and author. Henk Koel’s immaculate Ferrari 250 SWB won the 70 Years of Ferrari Class. The 250 SWB was one of the contenders for Best of Show honors. Jan de Reu, Belgian Fiat 8V and concours specialist, saw his Fiat 8V Rapi nominated for Best of Show. But the jury was almost unanimous in choosing the spectacular 1933 Castagna-bodied Lancia Astura from Ton Meijer’s collection for the highest honor. This car was originally designed as a racing car, and it might have been an inspiration for the Bugatti Atlantic, which is three years younger. “I witnessed the unloading of the Astura,” said Ivo Groen. “And as it came out of the truck, everything else stopped for me.” ♦


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PROFILES IN THIS ISSUE Significant Sales That Provide a Snapshot of the Market FERRARI: 1950 Ferrari 195 Inter Coupe, p. 66 ENGLISH: 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback, p. 68 ETCETERINI: 1969 Citroën DS 21 Décapotable, p. 72 GERMAN: 1996 Porsche 911 GT2, p. 74 AMERICAN: 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ “Sweep Panel” Phaeton, p. 76 RACE: 2016 Ferrari 488 GTE, p. 78 NEXT GEN: 2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series, p. 80 December 2017 65


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Ferrari Profile 1950 Ferrari 195 Inter Coupe by Touring This is a rare and important car, but the market for early Ferraris is quite thin by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1950–51 Number produced: 25 Original list price: $5,050 Current SCM Median Valuation: $1,288,000 Tune-up cost: $3,000 Distributor cap: $200 for a reproduction cap. Two are required Chassis # location: Stamped on the passenger’s side frame rail next to the engine Engine # location: Stamped on a flange on the rear passenger’s side of block Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1950 Maserati A6 1500, 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300S Coupe, 1950 Porsche 356 coupe SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 0081S Engine number: 0081S C hassis number 0081S was the first of 25 195 chassis produced, and one of just three bodied by the renowned Milanese coachbuilder Touring. Distinctive features included a lack of the usual Superleggera script on the hood, as well as small Italian lights, similar to those on early barchettas. In April 1951, the car, finished in its original hue of Oro Metallizzato, was shown by Franco Cornacchia’s Societá Agenzia Internazionale Commerciale Auto Ricambi (AICAR) on behalf of Ferrari at the 33rd Turin Motor Show. This lovely, authentic, well-known Turin show car ranks among the most attractive closed early Ferraris, and it would be a superb entrant to either concours field or prestigious rally events around the world. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 123, sold for $1,085,400, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM Sotheby’s Leggenda e Passione auction on September 9, 2017, in Maranello, Italy. This year is the 70th anniversary of the birth of Ferrari as an automobile company. Legend has it that on March 12, 1947, Enzo Ferrari drove the first automobile built under his name — a type 125 S — out the doors of his workshop and through the surrounding neighborhood. That original 125 S is long gone, but Ferrari has pro- 66 duced a faithful replica to fill in for the original when ceremony requires. The reproduction 125 S is sometime found at the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena, Italy, a complex that also features Mr. Ferrari’s parental home, his father’s workshop and an incredible display of early Italian automobile history. It is a must-see stop for anyone interested in the founding of the brand. The Museo Enzo Ferrari, along with its sister mu- seum, Museo Ferrari — near the current Ferrari factory in neighboring Maranello — and Ferrari’s famed Fiorano test track were featured in a recent celebration of Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary. RM Sotheby’s teamed with Ferrari for an auction dur- ing the event. The auction was held right on the grounds of the storied Fiorano test track, just steps away from a celebratory concours showcasing a dream field of many of the most important and valuable Ferraris ever produced. One of 54 lots 195 Inter chassis 0081S was one of just 54 Ferrari- specific lots offered at the very special Leggenda e Passione auction. It was the oldest of the lots, which ranged up to a yet-to-be-built commemorative LaFerrari Aperta. The Aperta, a donation from Ferrari, netted 1950 Ferrari 195 S Inter coupe Lot 1395, s/n 0081S Condition 1- Not sold at $1,705,000 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/25/16 SCM# 270617 Sports Car Market 1950 Ferrari 166 MM 212 Export “Uovo” coupe Lot 152, s/n 024MB Condition 2+ Sold at $4,510,000 RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA, 8/18/17 SCM# 6846334 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Le Mans coupe Lot 33, s/n 0060M Condition 2- Sold at $6,490,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/29/16 SCM# 270462 Darin Schnabel ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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nearly $10 million for a children’s charity. Enzo Ferrari was already 49 years old when he took the first drive in his 125 S. World War II was just over, the communist threat in Italy had been subdued, and the country was poised for an exciting future. Ferrari was well established as a capable race driver, racing team manager, and a manufacturer. His Auto Avio Costruzioni Company was producing parts for the automobile and aviation industry. The time was right to build his racing empire. Ferrari believed the key to a successful race car was the proper en- gine. A student of engine design, Ferrari enlisted the help of Gioacchino Colombo to design a 1.5-liter, 12-cylinder engine that could be used both in a sports car and in a Formula One race car. Ferrari’s chiefs, Giuseppe Busso and Luigi Bazzi, turned Colombo’s design and Enzo Ferrari’s vision into reality, birthing the 125 S. Ferrari and the V12 engine Ferrari studied the rules for Formula One and decided the 12-cyl- inder V configuration was technically superior to other designs. The V12 allowed a low center of gravity and superior structural rigidity. It offered smooth torque and low reciprocating weight, which allowed a light flywheel. The lighter flywheel saved weight and provided faster response to throttle input. Period magazine articles noted the 12-cylinder design allowed lower piston speeds than engines with fewer cylinders. The theory goes that lower piston speed equals less stress and better reliability. Ferrari historian David Seielstad illustrated the difference in a Prancing Horse magazine article. He noted a 158 Alfetta piston traveled 3,675 feet per minute at 8,000 rpm while the Ferrari piston only traveled 2,584 feet, albeit at a slightly lower 7,500 rpm. Ferrari specifically chose the 1.5-liter size for his first engine be- cause Formula One rules allowed a supercharged version of that size engine. In the 125 S sports car, the 118-hp, normally aspirated 125 S was winning races just weeks after its introduction, but Ferrari knew they would need more power to keep competitive on an International level. Improved variations of the 125 S engine came quickly. A second camshaft was added — then more displacement, more carburetors, and anything else that gave more power. The Ferrari Colombo engine became a staple of competition and GT Ferraris, becoming the most famous automobile engine ever produced. Our subject 195 Inter Our subject 1950 Ferrari 195 Inter chassis 0081S is a direct descen- dant of the original 125 S. It was roughly the 40th production Ferrari. It retained much of the mechanical architecture of the 125 S, but it benefited from nearly one liter of additional displacement, an extra camshaft and a more-attractive body. Chassis 0081S features a coupe body built at Touring Superleggera. The Superleggera designation identifies chassis 0081S as having been built with Touring’s super-light construction technique. The body is quite attractive, featuring a distinctive horizontal body line down its side. This line is similar to the line that gave the Touring Barchettas their “Little Boat” nickname. Our car’s history The history of chassis 0081S is well known. It was shown at the Torino Auto Show. It was never raced, and it knocked around Europe a little before coming to the United States with a returning serviceman. A later owner started a never-completed restoration, which doomed the car to a garage for more than 30 years. Tom Shaughnessy, a Ferrari car and parts dealer, finally rescued the car and famously displayed it in bare metal at the 2007 Cavallino Classic. More recently, chassis 0081S was well restored, shown a couple times and repainted from gold to red and then to blue. In 2011 it was sold at auction — for $990,000 — to a collector who put it back on the market for a reported $1,900,000. It showed up at the Barrett-Jackson 2016 Scottsdale auction, where it was a no-sale. RM Sotheby’s Leggenda e Passione Auction was the right place to sell chassis 0081S. The Maranello audience was full of hard-core Ferrari followers. They were in the holy land, with Ferrari history everywhere they turned. They had eaten the food, been to the museums, and taken their pictures at the factory gate. Somebody there would love this car. The auction lived up to its billing, with an enthusiastic audience and an excellent sales rate. Unfortunately, our subject car was not one of the first-round sales. While chassis 0081S is rare, important, and good looking, the market for early Ferrari production cars is quite thin. It took RM Sotheby’s some after-auction work to put together a sale. The final number was short of the estimate. The buyer got a great car at a good price, but he’ll have to hold it awhile if he wants to profit on his investment. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) Seat Time I bought my Ferrari 195 Inter (chassis 0101) in the beginning of 2011. Its body is by Ghia, and it was the 1950 Turin Show Car and has been certified by Marcel Massini. I still find its 2,341-cc DOHC V12 alloy engine impressive today, let alone what its power was like in 1950. When the car is cold, everything is a little stiff, but once up to temperature it is a pleasure to drive, as the mechanics of the car all mesh together very well. I love the pure lines of the car. It’s a clean design uninterrupted by any over- styled features. With only 25 examples produced, I’m very happy to own one of the more unknown models in Ferrari history. — Renaat Declerck December 2017 67


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English Profile 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback by Mulliner The “Magic Carpet” still fetches over a million dollars by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1952–55 Number produced: 207 Original list price: $18,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $1,210,000 Chassis # location: Plate on left side of firewall Engine # location: Left side of cylinder block Tune-up cost: $800 (oil and filter change, valve clearances, plugs, ignition timing) Club: Bentley Drivers Club, Ironstone Lane, Banbury Oxfordshire OX15 6ED Web: www.bdcl.org Alternatives: 1949 Cadillac Sedanette, 1954–59 Facel Vega FV, 1955 Mercedes 300B Pinin Farina coupe SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: BC56D Engine number: BCD55 Body number: 5785 • 2017 Bentley Drivers Club Concours Best in Class winner • Offered from single-family ownership since 1983 • Formerly owned by Victor Gauntlett; known history from new • Matching-numbers factory 4.9 engine, manual transmission and lightweight seats from new • Excellent condition, with a recent engine rebuild and a lovingly patinated interior • Offered with copies of factory build sheets and bespoke Continental Touring Spares box SCM Analysis This car, Lot 144, sold for $1,078,224, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM Sotheby’s Battersea, London, auction on September 6, 2017. The standard Bentley R-type — which replaced the Mk VI and with different badges and grille is a RollsRoyce Silver Dawn — can be had in reasonable nick from $45k upwards. However, the Bentley R-type Continental is an al- together more special animal, the fastest 4-seater of its time — and capable of covering great distances in style and comfort. Many custodians have likened theirs to “magic carpets,” and they tend to stay in long-term ownership. These rare cars are not to be confused with the later S1 Continental, which looks superficially similar, but is a larger, heavier device costing around a third of the price. 68 An R-type Conti was specified to be no heavier than 1,700 kg (3,747 pounds), so as not to overload the tires of the time at its maximum speed of 120 mph (in 1955, remember…), and came out at about 1,650 kg (3,637 pounds). That’s about the same weight as a modern 2-liter family estate car — or a Porsche 996 turbo convertible — and only 50 kg (110 pounds) more than today’s all-aluminum Porsche 991 cabrio with PDK. An R-type is almost 17 feet long. Just think about that for a while. The rear fins are functional, keeping the car stable at speed and damping the effect of crosswinds on the sleek fastback shape. Many observers have noted the similarities between the 1949 Cadillac Sedanette and the Conti, and they do resemble each other in profile and from some angles. One can’t help noticing, though, that “Olga,” the first prototype named for its registration, OLG 490, didn’t hit the road until 1951. The Continental has raised compression and gearing over the standard R-type, plus better manifolds. From July 1954, the motor was enlarged from 4.6 liters to 4.9 liters. A rare coachbuilt car Although 2,486 R-types were made — 295 of them with coachbuilt rather than standard steel bodies — there were only 207 Continentals — 43 of them left-hand drive. Most Continentals were bodied in the classic fastback coupe style by HJ Mulliner — as seen on our subject car. 1953 Bentley R-type Continental Sports Saloon Lot 233, s/n BC16LA Condition 2 Sold at $1,525,000 RM Sotheby’s, Phoenix, AZ, 1/16/15 SCM# 257031 Sports Car Market 1955 Bentley R-type Continental coupe Lot 208, s/n BC67LD Condition 3+ Sold at $1,127,500 RM Sotheby’s, Fort Worth, TX, 5/2/15 SCM# 265071 1953 Bentley R-type Continental coupe Lot 139, s/n BC20A Condition 2- Not sold at $918,072 RM Sotheby’s, Villa Erba, ITA, 5/27/17 SCM# 6839174 Tom Wood ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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Park Ward built six, including a drophead coupe. Franay (Paris) built five; Graber (of Switzerland) three, one of them later altered by Köng of Basel; and Pinin Farina made one. In 1954, James Young built a Sports Saloon for the owner of the company, James Barclay. By contrast, 3,969 Bentley S1s were made between 1955 and 1959, of which 431 were Continentals in both fixed and drophead forms. These cars use the same 4.9-liter engine but with no manual transmission offered, and curb weight was well over 1,800 kg (3,968 pounds). The following S2 V8 (built from 1958 to 1962) also offered a Continental version, of which 388 were built, some of them 4-door Flying Spurs, and there were 312 S3 Continentals built from 1962 to 1966. So an R-type Continental is a rare and special thing. Long-term, loving ownership Our subject car, like so many Continentals, came from long-term ownership, having been in the care of one family since 1983 — that is 34 years, or almost half its life. It had previously belonged to Victor Gauntlett, the immensely suc- cessful petroleum dealer and avid automobile enthusiast who famously helped rejuvenate Aston Martin during this era. Although he was Aston’s chairman and main financial backer, Gauntlett was a Bentley fan who owned several important examples, including the prototype R-type Continental, “Olga.” During his ownership, Gauntlett re-registered this Continental X 111, but it’s now been reunited with its original number. In splendid but usable order, the car came complete with a first-place concours rosette for Class F — Mark VIs and R-types — at the Bentley Drivers Club June 2017 concours at Sudeley Castle. It’s the most desirable spec, with the big engine, manual floor shifter and lightweight seats from new. Our subject car was offered with copies of the factory build sheets, tools and a bespoke and rare Continental Touring Spares box. The box contained bulbs in yellow (for France) and clear, plugs, a distributor cap, oil filter element and ignition coil. This car really ticked every box — apart perhaps from ultimate concours condition. Who wants concours condition anyway if you plan to actually drive the car — and that is what Continentals are for. As it sat, it was just right — a slightly mellowed older restoration, discreetly hiding power steering and electronic ignition to make it even more livable. I noted in my auction catalog “creased original red leather, nice timber, older paint with a few small cracks and bubbles” and graded it a 2- condition, which is club concours level. That squares exactly with its recent history. The engine was rebuilt not many miles ago, so that’s one less thing to worry about. The U.K. is the place to buy Prices in the past two years appear stable around $1.2m — with a spike at $1.8m during the 2016 Monterey Car Week. This car’s price at RM Sotheby’s London, while healthy in sterling at £826,250, looks a little low in dollars because Britain is still readjusting to the plummet in the value of the pound immediately after the U.K.’s decision in June 2016 to leave the European Union. The pound did rally a little through September 2017. To put it in perspective, on June 22, 2016, that £826k would have been worth about $1.25m — bang-on Continental market value. So, this car was correctly valued — but it also goes to show, for any- one who hasn’t worked it out yet, that for anyone purchasing in dollars, or to an extent in euros, the U.K. is a good place to buy cars right now. And with some of the money you save, you could have a nice ’49 Caddy to go along with your Continental, just for comparison. Well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) $2,000,000 $1,800,000 $1,600,000 $1,200,000 $1,400,000 $1,000,000 $0 December 2017 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $1,980,000 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental $1,660,512 $1,622,500 $1,525,000 $1,870,000 This sale: $1,078,224 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 69


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English Profile The Cumberford Perspective The Bentley R-type Continental is still magnificent after six decades By Robert Cumberford 3 2 A peculiarity of the Bentley Continental Type R is that it’s not terribly photogenic. In these images, it’s just a slightly lumpy old car with surfaces that don’t work very well. But cast your gaze on any one of the 207 examples made from 1952 to 1955, and it almost magically becomes longer, lower, sleeker and highly desirable. It is truly one of the great cars. Its basic shape is clearly influenced by the General Motors C-body fastback coupes that appeared in the fall of 1947, although it’s closer to a 1949–52 Chevrolet than the 1948 Cadillac that I suspect principally influenced Bentley’s designers. The car had no true British precedent — a dramatic surprise in the early 1950s. It is well made and very good-looking, and it was the fastest production 4-seater in existence at the time. This was an impressive expression of Britain’s burgeoning recovery from World War II. From the front axle line forward, this is a traditional British design, with headlamps well inboard and a nearly vertical radiator grille — closely related to contemporary Bentley saloons. But the rest was abso- lutely comparable to both American and Italian fastback pontoon bodies. Pinin Farina made a few Bentleys in the late 1940s and early ’50s, but the homegrown design hits all the key points for a British-looking British car perfectly. ♦ 12 70 Sports Car Market 1 4 5 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The lamps are quite low and well inboard, their placement closer to 1930s thinking than what was typical of the time in American and Italian practice. 2 There’s a very nice central crease down the center of the fat front fenders — again close to much earlier designs. 3 The deeply curved windshield was extremely unusual for British designs, which tended to be flatter and more vertical, perhaps in consideration of frequent severe London fogs. 4 This “speed streak” in the sheet metal showed up in a lot of British designs during this period, as also seen in the Austin-Healey 100. 8 10 7 11 5 The intersection of the front and rear fenders, the body side and the fence below the side glass sills is a bit awkward, but it all seemed to work out nicely. 6 The hubcaps received a lot of detail attention, with concentric rings of bright metal and body-color paint. Yet they remain properly understated and modest. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 Almost pitiful little lamps look to be standard Lucas bits, as suitable for an MG or a lorry. 8 Key to the perceived sleekness was the upper body pulling in toward the center as it moves aft, evoking the tail of a raindrop seen in three dimensions. 9 The break between body and roof volume is an inch or two below the side D.L.O. — daylight opening. This is unusual — but typical of coachbuilders feeling their way into modern form. 10 The fender profile extended into the door tapered downward, less so than the Jaguar XK 120, but definitely not straight through like the GM fastbacks. 11 The front fender profile is very definitely old-school, similar to numerous late1930s designs from all over the automotive world. 12 The bottom of the door is well below the top of the chassis frame, and well above the ground plane, allowing the Continental to traverse war-torn European 9 roads. It also allowed the owner to alight with dignity wherever he or she stopped. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) Elegant simplicity is a basic and accurate twoword description of the Continental’s cabin. The seats look a bit like Miss Muffet’s tuffet, but the backrests keep occupants upright, and the car is really very comfortable. The right-hand gearshift is a bit of an impediment to entry, but is extremely agreeable in use — particularly for North Americans — and suited the character of the car. The slab of wood across the car between the A pillars is perfect; no need for an entertainment diaorama, as in the new Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII.


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1970 Citroën DS 21 Décapotable by Chapron It’s surprising to many, but these rare cars are very collectible and carry an SCM Investment Grade of “A” by Greg Long Details Years produced: 1960–71 Number produced: 1,365 Original list price: 35,500 FF ($6,429) Current SCM Median Valuation: $173,000 Distributer cap: NOS $42.75 Chassis # location: On right side, top of bulkhead Engine # location: Left side of block Club: Citroenvie! Web: www.Citroenvie.com Facebook: Citroens of Cascadia Alternatives: 1950–51 Lancia Aurelia B50 cabriolet, 1962–67 Mercedes-Benz 300SE cabriolet, 1970–71 MercedesBenz 280SE 3.5 cabriolet SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 4642052 Body number: 9347 T he car carries Chapron body number 9347 and was delivered new in Germany in 1970. In 1979, the original owner sold the Citroën to the second owner, a well-known property devel- oper, who owned the car until he died in 2016. It was always kept in his garage and only driven in summer months. The DS was serviced regularly and subjected to Classic Data appraisals throughout his ownership. These are all on file, testifying to the fact that the car was always in very good condition, never rusty or damaged. As one would expect of a car that has had only two owners and has always been well maintained, it is outstandingly original, retaining the original chassis, body, engine and interior. Trimmed in black leather, the interior has a delightful patina and benefits from new carpets (replaced in 2015). All invoices and records from 1979 onwards are of- fered with the car — including invoices from Chapron, Paris — together with the original handbook, tools, optional armrest, and jack — the latter a very rare item in itself. Running and driving beautifully, this ultradesirable soft-top DS is ready for the next owner to use and enjoy. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 122, sold for $221,904, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Chantilly Auction in Chantilly, FRA, on September 10, 2017. I recently wrote about another DS usine (factory) convertible in SCM’s May 2017 issue (“Market Moment,” p. 72 1964 Citroën DS 19 Décapotable by Chapron Lot 32, s/n 4272091 Condition: 3+ Sold at $202,414 Bonhams, Zoute, BEL, 10/7/16 SCM# 6809640 Sports Car Market 1965 Citroën DS 19 Usine cabriolet Lot 43, s/n 4294071 Condition: 6 Sold at $107,693 Artcurial, Rétromobile, Paris, FRA, 2/10/17 SCM# 6817153 1964 Citroën DS 19 Usine cabriolet Lot 369, s/n 4407056 Condition: 2 Sold at $221,324 Bonhams, Paris, FRA, 2/8/2017 SCM# 6827595 Courtesy of Bonhams


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112). That car was a 1965 DS 19 barn find that needed everything and sold for $107,693 at Artcurial’s Rétromobile auction in February 2017. For slightly over double that price, one could have bought this 1970 example. Which was the better buy? Gentlemen prefer... Our query partially depends on which style/year DS you prefer: Do you covet an early, single-headlight car or the later “swiveling”-headlight example that appeared in 1968? Both have their proponents. The early cars are pure Bertoni (not Bertone), but the later glass-covered headlights are also stunning with their main outside lights, which move vertically based on the angle of the rear of the car. The inside high beams “see” around corners. Our subject DS also offers the larger 2.1-liter, 115-hp, five-bearing engine over the original three-bearing, 1.9-liter, 83-hp engine of the 1965 car. Other prime differences include their dashboards. The more-excit- ing, swoopy design — with the metal dash painted to match the body color — appeared in the earlier cars. In 1970, DS cars had a more conventional — some would say boring — black dashboard. Both cars have semi-automatic, 4-speed gearboxes (a manual was available in certain years/models). Finally, what fluid is used in their hydraulic systems? The 1965 car has the original LHS “red” brake fluid, which is said to offer a nicer ride. However, as it is a vegetable-based fluid — like conventional brake fluid — it attracts water. If the fluid is not flushed and changed every year or so, it can cause hydraulic components to rust. This is not a good situation, especially because many of our special cars remain parked much of the time. In 1967 (mid-1969 in the United States and Canada), Citroën changed to a “green” LHM mineral system, which was a big improvement. Many of the older cars have been upgraded to LHM by now, but there’s also a recent movement to keep the original fluids in the older cars. Just change the fluid periodically, and you’re good to go. Not perfect There are a few things that give me pause on our subject car, and tires are one issue. When someone skimps on tires for a car of this caliber, it makes me wonder what other corners were cut. Michelin owned Citroën during this period, and the DS was designed around Michelin XAS tires, which are widely available. The taillights are another problem. The taillights on usine convertibles typically used Lucas round lenses on all worldwide deliveries. However, later convertibles used rectangular European lenses. This car’s lenses should have chrome Pallas trim surrounds. And while I personally love the original interior, others may find it exhibits a little too much patina. This is a rare car Rarity is an important consideration in our hobby, and the earlier cars sold far better: 130 usine convertibles were produced in 1965, while only 40 were built in 1970. Only 1,365 factory convertibles were built over their 11-year run (from 1960 through 1971). Of the usine (factory) convertibles built at Henri Chapron and sold by Citroën, the most sought-after is the 1967 DS 21, of which 91 were built. Cars built in 1967 have the nicer dashboard, larger engine, LHM hydraulics — and the original, single-headlight front end. Ironically, 1967 was the last year DS convertibles were sold new in the United States. Collectors who prefer the so-called “third front” usine décapotables built between 1968 and 1971 would probably say the last fuel-injected versions are best of the breed. Restore or drive? If we look at our 1965 DS 19 and our subject DS 21, there is one huge difference. The 1965 car needs a full restoration after being in an accident and stuffed in a barn decades ago. In contrast, our subject DS 21 is a twoowner, original car with its original chassis. Many convertibles rusted so badly that their Chapron bits and VIN plates were transferred to sedan or wagon chassis. So finding an all-original car — complete with paperwork and pho- tographic support — is becoming harder and harder. I’d hazard a guess that both these cars do have their original chas- sis. That said, I don’t know how much rust is in the 1965 car’s chassis. I also don’t know how much it will cost to bring it back to life. Therefore, would I buy the 1965 car that needs a full restoration, or would I opt for the very original 1970 version that I could just enjoy today? For me I’d definitely go for our subject 1970 DS 21. All in all, I’d say this beautiful silver DS 21 was slightly well bought, but it was still a fair price for an exceptional DS. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $50,000 $0 December 2017 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $227,413 1970 Citroën DS 21 Décapotable $203,003 $170,652 $195,995 This sale: $221,904 2012 2013 2014 2015 N/A 2016 73


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German Profile Column Author 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 How do you value a factory-repaired wrecked car? Very carefully by Prescott Kelly Details Years produced: 1995–98 Number produced: 194, including 161 Strasse cars and 33 Club Sports Original list price: $195,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $1.3 million Tune-up/major service: $3,000 Chassis # location: Aluminum tag on passenger’s side inner fender inside trunk; stamping on cross member below gas tank; tag on driver’s side windshield base Engine # location: Passenger’s side of fan upright support, under a lot of gear (bring a small long-handled mirror and flashlight) Club: Porsche Club of America Web: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1994–98 McLaren F1, 1995–97 Ferrari F50, 1996 Porsche GT1 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: WP0ZZZ99ZTS392062 • One of just 161 road-going 993 GT2s • Last of the great air-cooled turbocharged Porsche 911s • Just 18,000 km (11,184 miles), with minimal recent use • Extensive service records and magnificent in black over black SCM Analysis This car, Lot 111, sold for $1,012,160, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s London, England, auction on September 6, 2017. The 993 GT2 is an immensely desirable, iconic, col- lectible Porsche. It is the ultimate Porsche road warrior, and it is one of the foremost iterations of the famous line of Hans Mezger-designed Porsche engines. Almost any GT2 is worth a million dollars, but how do you value a wrecked and repaired one? Porsche Factory “hot rods” The GT2 had its modern origins in the 1992 revival of the Carrera RS in the new 964 variant. That car initiated a run of improved performance Porsches that were sold only in the “rest of the world” (ROW in Porsche parlance) — meaning not in North America. These cars were often homologation cars, and Porsche could sell out the required production without destroying a couple of cars in U.S.-mandated crash testing or incurring the expense of EPA- and DoT-required equipment. The 993 RS, introduced in May 1995 as a 1996 model, was next. It was more civilized than the 964 RS, with 74 the new rear suspension that traded out Porsche’s longlived trailing arms for an aluminum sub-frame that carried dual wishbones. Suddenly, Porsche 911 rear ends were (relatively) stable, which was appreciated by all — save a few diehard fans of trailing-throttle oversteer. The car was reportedly part of a $500 million development project under the leadership of Ulrich Bez and Peter Falk. The 993 also introduced a new appearance for 911s, with more voluptuous sculpting, flared-in headlights, and truly integrated bumpers. Further, the RS engine introduced the VarioRam induction system that utilized telescoping induction tubes to improve mid-range torque. Like the 964 RS before it, the 3,050-pound 993 RS was a homologation car to qualify the 993 RSR 3.8-liter for the BPR Series class N/GT. But Porsche was not done with the new platform. Enter the 993 Turbo Part of the Bez/Falk development program was to modernize the Porsche Turbo, which had been mechanically under-developed for too long — although a new 3.6-liter engine had been brought online at the end of the 964 run in 1994. For the 993, Porsche chose the Carrera 4 (four- wheel-drive) drivetrain, thinking it to be a better — and safer — way to give customers 408 horsepower in a street car. Smaller, faster-spooling twin turbos, one for each cylinder bank, helped generate 408 horsepower, with 0–60 mph times of under four seconds and top speeds at 180 mph. 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 coupe Lot 52, s/n WP0ZZZ99ZTS392139 Condition 1Sold at $973,500 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/13/15 SCM# 257562 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 coupe Lot 140, s/n WP0ZZZ99ZTS392139 Condition 2- Not sold at $950,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/20/17 SCM# 6813222 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 coupe Lot 132, s/n WP0ZZZ99ZTS392064 Condition 2 Sold at $2,476,320 RM Sotheby’s, London, U.K., 9/7/16 SCM# 6804510 Sports Car Market Simon Clay ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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Then the GT2 — the ultimate air-cooled Porsche 911 The BPR Global race series “big class” accepted turbos but not in four-wheel-drive configuration. Jürgen Barth’s Customer Racing Department took up that challenge and created the GT2 street car to homologate the GT2 race car. Using a Turbo body, with a two-wheel drivetrain and sawed-out fenders capped with massive bolted-on fiberglass fender flares, the GT2 looked the part. Visceral. Mean. Fast. That’s part of the magic of the cars today. Aluminum doors and hood, titanium wheel centers, stripped inte- riors, no undercoating or sound deadening, and no power-assisted anything in stock form combined to lighten the GT2. The result was 3,100 pounds, some 400 pounds less than a street Turbo. The engine turned out 430 horsepower, rated conservatively as always. Horsepower was increased by small tweaks to 450 horsepower for the last 21 examples built in 1998. Power-to-weight was exemplary, and that’s the rest of the magic of the cars today. Before you set your sights on a 1998 model, be advised that it lost the aluminum doors, which some collectors consider a meaningful loss in comparison to the earlier models. The market has spoken — these cars are desirable GT2s were introduced at about $195,000. Porsche built 194 of them over three years, including 161 Strasse cars and 33 in Club Sport form for track use, with no rugs with racing seats and a full roll cage. A separate series of race cars totaled 79 cars. In the United States, they are famous because of the Champion Porsche and Jochen Rohr GT2s that either won or placed 2nd at Sebring, Daytona, and other tracks from 1995 through 1998. Your correspondent has been buying, selling, and importing GT2s since 2012, so I have witnessed firsthand the explosion in interest and values. The fuss is thoroughly warranted. The GT2 looks awesome, and it drives better than it looks. Almost all collectors of high-performance 911s have or want one. In 2012, these cars were $400k. By 2015, they were routinely over $1 million, and very good ones with all-original paint were $1.5 million. An outlier, one of two in Riviera Blue (a color that is hotter than hot on all 993s), sold at RM Sotheby’s London in September 2016 for $2,476,000. RM Sotheby’s current London car had a big issue All this brings us to our subject car. Photographs show the car to be attractively turned out. Black is a preferred paint color on GT2s, and Porsche built only 15 in that shade. Some of the red trim is a bit jarring, but that is not a big issue. The car has optional air conditioning, radio and power windows. Those options are not to every collector’s liking, but they generally help sales by making the car more usable. This example had a documented two-owner history in Germany. The car also benefited from having collector-car mileage: 18,050 kilometers on the clock, which is about 11,200 miles. Of course, 90% of the usage could have been at full-tilt-boogie at Nürburgring and Spa. We know the car was tracked. RM Sotheby’s disclosed that the car had a front-and-rear-end crash at Nürburgring in 1999, after which it was rebuilt at the Porsche factory. It is possible that this GT2 was a track car for four years. My practice is to sprint away from such cars because you never truly know what lurks underneath. Of course, we trust Porsche to properly rebuild a GT2. But what about engine wear? Two-hundred laps at Nürburgring and Spa will do in the best of them. Suspension? Most importantly, that wreck is now permanently documented on the Internet — never to disappear. Could you easily resell the car? Any collector we know would shun it, and a million-dollar “driver” GT2 seems a bit of an oxymoron. All that said, with no accidents and all-original paint, even with patina, the car might have done $1.5 million. I will call it well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) $3,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $2,000,000 $2,500,000 $500,000 $0 December 2017 $523,297 2012 $506,000 2013 N/A 2014 2015 2016 75 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 $2,476,320 This sale: $1,012,160 $973,500


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American Profile 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ “Sweep Panel” Phaeton by LaGrande There were only 36 Model SJ cars built, and they rarely come to market by Carl Bomstead Details Year produced: 1933 Number produced: 36 Model SJs Original list price: $9,500 (chassis only) Current SCM Median Valuation: $1,375,000 (Model J) Tune up/major service: $3,000 Chassis # location: Left frame rail Engine # location: On the bellhousing and rods Club: ACD Club Web: www.acdclub.org Alternatives: 1929–37 Duesenberg Model J phaeton, 1933–36 Packard Twelve open, 1932–35 Cadillac V16 open SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 2540 Engine number: J510 Body number: 1008 E leven LaGrande “sweep panel” phaetons were produced for the long-wheelbase Duesenberg Model J chassis. Of these, just three were supercharged SJ models, and only one of these, the car offered here, boasted unique styling features, most prominently the lack of a full second cowl. Instead, a folding windshield was fitted. That wind- shield collapsed behind the front seat when not in use. The result, along with the potent supercharged engine and its signature side exhaust, produced a true 4-passenger American sports car. The car was delivered on August 22, 1933, to origi- nal owner Bernard E. “Ben” Smith, a floor trader with W.E. Hutton & Company in New York City. Smith was a pioneer “short seller” on Wall Street who made a fortune by continuously betting against the collapsing U.S. economy through 1932. He made $10 million in 1930 alone. Quiet and secretive, he was reportedly mixed up in Duesenberg Motors owner E.L. Cord’s business deals of the time. The Duesenberg was maintained for its first decade at the Smith family home, Nestledown Farm, in Bedford Village, NY. Renowned Southern California enthusiast and col- lector General William Lyon purchased the car in April 1983, adding it to his significant stable of Duesenbergs. There the car would remain for the next 25 years, only occasionally shown — but always well maintained — before joining its current owner’s notable private collection. 76 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 4140, sold for $2,300,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, at Auctions America’s sale in Auburn, IN, on September 4, 2017. Fred and Augie Duesenberg created the legendary Model J in 1928, but they had previously “made their bones” building high-performance race cars and engines. Their 4-cylinder, walking-beam-engine-powered cars were driven by the elite names of the racing world, including Eddie Rickenbacker, Ralph DePalma and Abe Jenkins. Starting in 1913, they competed in 15 consecutive Indianapolis 500 races. They fielded 70 Duesenbergs, with almost half finishing in the top 10. Their engine-building success led to the formation of Duesenberg Automobiles and Motors, which was located in Indianapolis. The Model A featured a 183-ci, single-overhead-cam- shaft inline eight, and it was one of the most powerful automobiles of the era. The Duesenberg brothers’ innovative, self-taught engineering could not withstand the effects of the post-World War I recession — and their lack of business knowledge. In that six-year period, only 650 of the very expensive Model As were produced, and Errett Lobban Cord acquired what was left of Duesenberg Automobiles and Motors in 1925. Cord added it to his automotive empire. Fred Duesenberg was retained as vice president of Engineering and was given a simple 1930 Duesenberg Model J Sweep Panel dual-cowl phaeton Lot 136, s/n 2336 Condition 2 Sold at $1,155,000 RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, FL, 3/14/15 SCM# 257650 1930 Duesenberg Model J dual-cowl phaeton Lot 253, s/n 2366 Condition 2- Sold at $2,090,000 RM Sotheby’s, Hershey, PA, 10/6/16 SCM# 6804749 1929 Duesenberg Model J convertible Lot 248, s/n 2168 Condition 1- Sold at $1,430,000 RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA, 8/18/17 SCM# 684462 Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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directive: build the best automobile in the world. The result was the Duesenberg Model J, which was introduced at the 1928 New York Auto Salon to great acclaim. It was not long thereafter that Fred Duesenberg made it even more powerful by applying a supercharger to the 420-ci engine. Fred Duesenberg, however, died in an accident while testing a Model J, and his brother, Augie, was brought in to finish the project. The ultimate Duesenberg There are Duesenbergs, and then there is the Duesenberg. The Model SJ was the pinnacle of American luxury performance. The SJ delivered 320 horsepower at speed while retaining the legend- The Model SJ was the pinnacle of American luxury performance. The SJ delivered 320 horsepower at speed while retaining the legendary performance at lower rpms. Only 36 SJs were produced, and the conversion was far more involved than simply adding a supercharger. ary performance at lower rpms. Only 36 SJs were produced, and the conversion was far more involved than simply adding a supercharger. The engine had to be rebuilt with stronger valve springs, high- performance connecting rods and external exhausting to fit the supercharger alongside the engine. The massive, shiny, creased exhaust tubes that exited through the sides of the hood quickly identify the car as an SJ. Cord trademarked this look and used it on several of his other marques. A Duesenberg chassis cost $8,500 — later increased to $9,500 — and the coachwork could easily double that at a time when an Auburn cost less than $1,000. Our subject SJ was one of just three with coachwork by LaGrande. The car has an interesting history, and it was known as the “Mexico City SJ” as it became part of the Hipódromo de las Américas, a major horseracing track near Mexico City. It remained in Mexico City until 1968, when it returned to the United States. The car was restored in 1974. The head of the class As an SJ, our subject car goes to the head of the class. Add in the “Sweep Panel” coachwork by LaGrande and its unique one-off styling features, and the car rolls in rarified territory. The car retains its original engine, body and chassis, although the supercharger is a modern reproduction. This is not unusual, as the unreliable units were often replaced at the factory. The car wears an older restoration and was well maintained during its 25-year tenure in the famed General Lyons Collection. A freshening is in order — if the new owner wants the Duesenberg to be a factor in serious judging. Duesenberg SJs in this configuration are rarely offered at public auction, and the SCM Platinum Auction Database does not list any transactions. Gooding & Company sold a Murphy-bodied SJ convertible coupe for $2,200,000 at their 2005 Pebble Beach Auction. That car is a more common body style. RM Auctions sold a J. Herbert Newport-designed Duesenberg SJ convertible coupe at their March 2013 Amelia Island sale for $4,510,000. While our car is expensive compared to a Model J Duesenberg, I consider it well bought, as it is just one of 36 true SJs produced. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Auctions America.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $2,000,000 $600,000 $900,000 $1,200,000 $1,500,000 $300,000 $0 December 2017 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Phaeton $1,430,000 $1,595,000 This Sale: $2,300,000 $858,000 $346,500 N/A 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 77


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Race Car Profile 2016 Ferrari 488 GTE A serious, still-current track weapon that may turn into a serious investment for the future by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 2016–present Number produced: About 30 (GTE and GT3) Original list price: $900,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $708,295 (this car) Chassis # location: Left side door pillar Engine # location: Front of block Club: International Motorsports Association (IMSA) Web: www.IMSA.com SCM Investment Grade: B Comps T he latest in Ferrari’s illustrious line of rear-engine V8 GT cars, the 488 GTE made its competition debut in the 2016 Daytona 24 Hours. With one car each from SMP Racing, Risi Competizione and Scuderia Corsa, it was Scuderia Corsa — with the sister car to that offered here — which defied expectations to take an excellent 10th place overall and 4th in class, behind established GT class grandees Corvette Racing and Porsche. Scuderia Corsa purchased a second 488 — this car — for the Sebring 12 Hours in March. Against strong class opposition from Aston Martin Racing and the Alex Job Racing Porsches, the car ran faultlessly to win the GT Daytona class and finish 22nd overall. The IMSA Championship culminated in a class vic- tory in the end-of-season championship standings, which marked the first time a female driver, Christina Nielsen, won a major North American sports car championship. In 2017 the car was entered at Le Mans. The car crossed the line in 44th place and 14th in the GTE-Am class. With 5,000 km (3,106 miles) of driving time left on the engine and 6,000 km (3,728 miles) left on the gearbox, this 488 GTE is supplied with a 12-month powertrain warranty — should the purchaser wish Scuderia Corsa to continue to prepare the car on their behalf. Presented in its Le Mans livery, with impeccable history — and offered for sale directly from the original owner — chassis 4208 is still eligible for numerous GT series worldwide. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 130, sold for $713,711, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Ferrari — Leggenda e Passione auction on 78 September 9, 2017. There’s always something new. I’ve been writing these profiles for 14 years now, and I’ve watched the auction markets for a lot longer than that. I’ve written profiles about racing cars that are 100 years old and as recent as about 10 years old, but this is the first time I’ve seen a real, active, fresh-off-the-track-and-ready-forthe-next-race car show up at a major auction. This car is two seasons old; you can buy a brand- new example of the identical car from Ferrari today. It’s clearly a different situation than an Austin Healey with a roll bar. To start with, the 488 is Ferrari’s current mid-en- gined V8 sports car. It is an evolution of the earlier 458 and carries a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter engine with a 7-speed dual-clutch automated transmission. Real race cars Ferrari’s current gentleman’s racing series, Ferrari Challenge, uses the 488 GTB as the spec car for racing. Ferrari also uses the 488 as the basis for its presence in the FIA World Endurance Championship, IMSA GTLM racing, and the Blancpain GT series with the various racing models designated GTE (World Endurance and IMSA) and GT3 (Blancpain). These cars remain 488s, and retain the body shell, en- gine and transaxle packages of the production vehicles — but are otherwise completely bespoke cars. While the Ferrari Challenge cars are basically pro- duction cars with roll bars and racing modifications, the GTE and GT3 are pretty much built from scratch as racers. Sports Car Market 1990 Porsche 962C racer Lot 38, s/n 962012 Condition 1 Sold at $1,650,000 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 5/11/16 SCM # 271309 1977 Porsche 934/5 racer Lot 56, s/n 9307700956 Condition 1- Sold at $1,375,000 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/11/17 SCM# 6827756 2008 Ferrari F430 GTC Lot 154, s/n 2616 Condition 3 Sold at $489,737 RM Sotheby’s, Paris, FRA, 2/8/17 SCM# 6827622 Cymon Taylor ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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The factory ships the basic shells to Michelotto, who acts as Ferrari’s de facto sports car racing department, to turn those shells into pure racing cars for customers (the factory doesn’t have a team in sports cars). The differences between GTE and GT3 are subtle but real. GTE cars are the higher-budget, FIA and IMSA GTLM pure racers. GT3 cars (IMSA GTD) tend to be lighter but with more restricted changes to keep costs down. It is entirely possible to convert cars from one specification to another. Indeed, our subject car appears to have raced in both configurations in its career. From Pro to Am The racing series are further split into Pro and Am categories. The Pro is basically for the real championship: factory teams, professional drivers, the glory of winning and the agony of defeat. Am is for the amateurs, and this is more the province of rent-a-rides with talented up-and-comers, competent yeomen participants and wealthy experience chasers. The drivers are ranked Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze. In Am, there are limits on how much driving time the various grade drivers get in order to keep competition close. I’m told that Am requires cars to be at least one year old, so frequently a car will run Pro for its first season then move down to the less-demanding Am for later use. It appears that this was how today’s subject got used. Big bucks and professional help In either category, this is the realm of what I call “real racing.” Whether you are contesting for the championship or just enjoying Was the intent of the purchase to buy an active and competitive opportunity to go racing, was it simply a “Veblen good” (an expensive trinket to impress your friends) or was it purchased as a savvy long-term investment? being a racer, this is very different than amateur racing, be it SCCA or vintage. For example, you would not consider showing up with your racer on a trailer behind your car, your good friend as mechanic, and your wife as sandwich maker. If you want to play in this league, you sign on with one of the profes- sional support teams and let them take care of everything. Our subject car was maintained and supported by Scuderia Corsa, the racing component of a group of California Ferrari dealers. It can be dizzyingly expensive, but presumably if you are racing a Ferrari, you are going to be okay with that. Turn-key racer, trinket or investment? A very interesting point of conjecture here is the intent and motiva- tion of whoever the buyer was (and I don’t know who bought it, so it is, in fact, conjecture). Was the intent of the purchase to buy an active and competitive opportunity to go racing, was it simply a “Veblen good” (an expensive trinket to impress your friends) or was it purchased as a savvy long-term investment? A reasonable case can be made for each. Modern technology has made cars like this amazingly comfortable and easy to race — and immeasurably safer than vintage cars when something goes wrong. Auto racing used to be a blood sport, but in modern cars, racing incidents mostly impact checkbook balances. Your wife and kids can sleep well while you go play. Ready-to-go racer This 488 GTE has at least two years of eligibility in major interna- tional series plus many more at lower levels, and is ready and welcome should the owner want to enter. Ferraris of this caliber are set with use limits, generally 10,000 km between rebuilds. This car has 5,000 km left on the engine and 6,000 km on the transaxle, so it is roughly half used up (the first half was clearly Le Mans 2017). Scuderia Corsa is willing to give a one-year drivetrain warranty if you stay with them (which for a racing car is amazing). It’s worth noting that this car sold in Europe, where there are several active and competitive series for older GT3 and Le Mans cars, so there are plenty of venues where it could be used and enjoyed, particularly in Germany. You could also just put it in your garage with fancy lighting and tell stories to anyone who will listen. In a world of private jets and $500,000 wristwatches, this is not an unreasonable approach. Stashed away as a future collectible? The third possibility is the most intriguing. We all know what hap- pened to the racing Ferraris of the late 1950s and 1960s, but what will be the future value of today’s top racers? What will high-stakes collectors be clamoring for in 20 years? According to endurance-racing guru and author Janos Wimpffen, there are something like 50 Ferrari and about 300 total (all makes) GT3 and GTLM cars from the past eight to 10 years in the world, which is definitely a collectible number. If tomorrow’s collectors will want to own the cars that were great when they were young (as most of today’s collectors do), then a 488 GTE with good racing history, as this one has, might in time be the headliner at an auction — and an excellent investment. This car didn’t sell cheap. A brand-new one costs about $900,000, so this represents a $200,000 discount from new. This is nothing like the “it’s used up; throw it away for what you can get” approach that my generation became used to seeing, but it is not an out-of date, old racer. It is still a viable and fun racing car — and maybe an excellent investment. I’d say fairly bought and sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) December 2017 79


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Next Gen Profile 2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series This is a car to use and enjoy today. It is not a car to save and preserve by Philip Richter Details Years produced: 2012–13 Number produced: 800 Original list price: $125,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $126,440 Engine # location: Plate on radiator fan shroud Chassis # location: Plate on doorjamb Club: AMG Private Lounge Web: www.mercedes-amg.com Alternatives: 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series, 2014 MercedesBenz SLS AMG Black Series, 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Lot 158, s/n WDBSK79F89F157951 Condition 1Sold at $156,000 Chassis number: WDDGJ7HB6DF980028 D elivered new to its first and only owner in Bahrain, this particular C63 AMG Black Series was produced for the 2013 model year in Bremen and shipped to Bahrain on October 10, 2012. The car was ordered in a classic and refined color combination of Diamond White Metallic over a black leather and Alcantara interior. However, the Black Series’ performance is anything but subtle. It boasts the same 6.2-liter, naturally aspirated V8 as found in the standard C63 AMG; however, the Black Series borrows a number of components from the 6.2-liter engine found in the SLS AMG, including a lighter crankshaft, forged pistons and connecting rods. It produces 510 bhp, 59 bhp more than the standard C63, and only 53 bhp shy of the SLS AMG. With the engine redlining at 7,200 rpm, a sprint from 0 to 60 mph takes just 3.7 seconds, and the car will reach a top speed of 186 mph if the driver refuses to slow down. This Black Series is fitted with a range of desirable options, including a reversing camera, rain-sensing windscreen wiper, 19-inch AMG five-spoke alloy wheels, piano lacquer trim and the AMG carbon-fiber exterior trim package, among other options. With its current owner, the car has been driven under 13,000 km from new and has always been regularly serviced by Mercedes-Benz. It was also recently serviced prior 80 to the auction. It is accompanied by a set of new brake pads, as well as a number of service invoices. Initially, Mercedes-Benz only planned on building 650 examples of its newest Black Series model; however, such was the success of the car that strong demand eventually pushed production to 800 examples. The C63 Black Series still proves to be a desirable car to own and enjoy today, and its place as one of the greatest AMG cars of recent years is well established, thanks to SLS levels of performance combined with the practicality of a coupe body. It is also likely to be the last naturally aspirated Black Series car to be produced, and therefore a true landmark car in AMG’s recent history. The Finest, Boca Raton, FL, 2/12/17 SCM# 6817260 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 Black Series Lot 143, s/n WDBSK79F89F157951 Condition 1Sold at $220,000 The Finest, Snowmass, CO, 9/17/16 SCM# 6804667 2004 Maybach 57 sedan Lot 1251, s/n WDVBF78J24A000154 Condition 2 Sold at $93,500 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/25/16 SCM# 270659 Sports Car Market ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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SCM Analysis This car, Lot 131, sold for $90,042, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s London, U.K., auction on September 6, 2017. AMG Black Series cars elevate their fortunate owners into an ultra- exclusive club. AMG’s bespoke “black label” is to the automotive world what the Black American Express card is to the credit-card industry: In both cases, Membership Has Its Privileges. AMG Black Series cars have rarity, sinister power and Nürburgring performance. Every few years, AMG releases a Black Series edition in order to remind the industry that “alles in ordnung” in Affalterbach. Like a young Arnold Schwarzenegger flexing his muscles on Venice Beach, Black Series cars exude muscle, power and strength. Unlike other “special edition” cars, Black Series enhancements are not merely cosmetic or ornamental. Rather, the Black Series treatment represents a major performance makeover of an already competent and potent AMG car. “The Black Series treatment includes weight reduction, bucket seats, exterior alterations, interior alterations, higher power, greater traction, handling, and significantly greater overall performance. Black Series models are known as street-legal race cars.” — Wikipedia When compared to modern “high-volume” Mercedes AMG cars, Black Series editions have historically been quite rare. For example, in 2009, AMG built a measly 350 SL 65 Black Series cars — and only 175 of these made it to America. To put this in perspective, between 1954 and 1955, Mercedes-Benz built more than 1,400 300 SL Gullwings. The financial odds favor that this C63 Black Series will likely face a continued depreciation curve in the years ahead. In this transaction, any financial downside could be easily offset with something money can’t buy: pure rubber-burning enjoyment. On a relative basis, the total production volume of Black Series cars has been historically ultra-low. To date, only five Mercedes models have been given the Black Series treatment— the SLK 55, the CLK 63, the SL 65, the SLS 63, and most recently, the C63. The upside Our subject car is unique — and in demand — because it is likely the last normally aspirated AMG Black Series car to be produced. From a performance and condition standpoint, this C63 Black Series checks all the boxes. It has more than 500 horsepower and can sprint to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. Top speed is a blistering 186 mph. This example is a single-owner car with less than 6,000 miles on the clock. A new car in 2013, this C63 spent its first four years in the Middle East and only recently found its way back the West. This C63 is finished in an attractive Diamond White Metallic with a black Alcantara interior. The downside No matter how much horsepower, carbon fiber, suspension modifications and exterior alterations are bestowed upon it, this car still looks like a C-Class Mercedes-Benz. Furthermore, the C63 is the least rare of all Black Series models. AMG intended to produce 650 units, but strong demand increased production to 800 examples. Subjectively, the C-Class is weak in styling. Relative to some of the more iconic modern Mercedes designs, the C63’s unremarkable styling leaves a lot to be desired — even with all the AMG Black Series enhancements. The silhouette of this car is unlikely to go down in the Mercedes record books. From a styling perspective, the C-Class coupe falls short because it lacks a classic, timeless and memorable design. Relative value A search for C63 Black Series cars for sale in North America and abroad put our subject car on the low side of asking prices for similar cars with far higher mileage. For the purpose of the here and now, our subject car appears to be on target and even leans towards being well bought. However, the vexing question here is the future appreciation prospects for this car. While it is certainly a bona-fide Black Series, AMG produced too many of them. The high production statistics push the C63 Black Series into the realm of the not-so-rare category. Of all the Black Series models on the secondary market today, the C63 sits on the low side of the totem pole. There are several extraordinary Black Series models available that offer far more appreciation potential. True, an SL 65 or SLS Black Series is another price category altogether. However, if you are a collector and plan to throw down six figures on a car, you might as well swing the club the whole way. As the adage goes, “You get what you pay for.” A track-ready road car “It handles like a 500-horsepower Miata.” — Motor Trend, November 2011 If you put valuation and collector appreciation considerations aside, the C63 Black Series is a home run. The C63 Black Series is a capable, modern, track-ready daily driver. Back in the day, race cars were driven to the track, raced, and then driven home. Drivers used to proudly say, “Run what you brung.” This car is a hugely overpowered, lightweight, nimble machine that is a ball to toss around the street and the track. The car’s initial media launch was a spectacle at Laguna Seca in the fall of 2011. The press swooned over the performance and handling of the C63 Black Series. Those who have had time in the cockpit say it’s a nifty and impressive package. 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Where to begin? A sampling of the eye-watering lots at RM Sotheby’s sale in London, U.K.; courtesy of RM Sotheby’s AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE $75m RM Sotheby’s, Maranello, ITA, p. 90 $19m Auctions America, Auburn, IN, p. 102 $9.2m RM Sotheby’s, London, U.K., p. 110 $4.6m Bonhams, Beaulieu, U.K., p. 132 $3.5m Silverstone, Woodstock, U.K., p. 122 $2.75m Worldwide, Auburn, IN, p. 144 Roundup, p. 156 December 2017 ere to begin? A sampling of the eye-watering lots at RM Sotheby’s sale in London, U.K.; courtesy of RM Sotheby’s AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE $75m RM Sotheby’s, Maranello, ITA, p. 90 $19m Auctions America, Auburn, IN, p. 102 $9.2m RM Sotheby’s, London, U.K., p. 110 $4.6m Bonhams, Beaulieu, U.K., p. 132 $3.5m Silverstone, Woodstock, U.K., p. 122 $2.75m Worldwide, Auburn, IN, p. 144 Roundup, p. 156 December 2017 85 85


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Market Reports Overview Monterey’s Summer Heat Breezes Into Fall Sales momentum continued, and a volcano of high sales went off in Italy Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) By Garrett Long 1. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder, $9,473,130— RM Sotheby’s, ITA, p. 92 2. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT PF Series I cabriolet, $5,691,114—RM Sotheby’s, ITA, p. 92 3. 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider, $4,070,250—RM Sotheby’s, ITA, p. 92 4. 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Lightweight coupe, $3,935,178— RM Sotheby’s, ITA, p. 97 5. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy coupe, $3,529,962—RM Sotheby’s, ITA, p. 94 6. 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Series I coupe, $3,462,426—RM Sotheby’s, ITA, p. 92 7. 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider, $2,989,674—RM Sotheby’s, ITA, p. 96 8. 2004 Ferrari Enzo coupe, $2,787,066—RM Sotheby’s, ITA, p. 98 9. 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari Prototype coupe, $2,568,249—RM Sotheby’s, ITA, p. 100 10. 2004 Ferrari Enzo coupe, $2,355,455—RM Sotheby’s, U.K., p. 120 Best Buys 1991 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione I hatchback, $39,018— RM Sotheby’s, U.K., p. 118 86 spectacular Monterey auction. While only 42 cars were offered, 90% of their lots were sold with an average price of $1.97m. RM Sotheby’s London sale didn’t go as well, dropping from eight to seven digits in total sales — from $29m to $9.2m — with a 54% sales rate. Auctions America had a pretty good fall auction, R dipping $2.1m from last year but recording their highest sales rate in Auburn yet. Their car quality was great, as the average sales price was their second-highest so far, but they offered 111 fewer lots than their previous lowest amount. If AA can crank up their lot count, they’ll have a fantastic sale next year. Worldwide Auctioneers moved almost every lot at their Auburn sale, as they sold 96% of their 85 lots. Bringing in $2.75m in sales, Auburn, IN, was an auction hot spot as both Worldwide and AA went home happy with solid results. Bonhams had improvements in most categories from last year at their Beaulieu, U.K., sale. With $4.6m in sales, an 86% sales rate and 127 lots offered — their secondhighest number of lots offered for Beaulieu — 2017 was one for the books. Silverstone totaled $3.5m in sales at Woodstock, fall- ing just a bit across the board in sales rate, average lot price and total sales. Garrett’s Market Moment: One of the perks of having established weeklong events such as Scottsdale, Amelia Island and Monterey is that they draw in the ideal group of bidders. Attracting the right crowds can make or break an auction. But outside of the big auction weeks, nowhere is a better example of this than RM Sotheby’s Ferrari sale in Maranello this September. All of Ferrari’s best customers dug deep to cash out as many influence points as they could when Ferrari’s 70th anniversary event took place in early September. These bidders have Rosso Corsa-colored blood and were probably wearing at least one piece of well-used Ferrari merchandise. As 42 Prancing Horses paraded across the block, the crowd salivated over each one. The sounds of reserves M Sotheby’s sale in Maranello, Italy, made $74.9m, just weeks after their How do you celebrate 70 years of automotive and racing history? Holding a prestigious auction is one way Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. July 27–30, 2017 August 26–27, 2017 Aug 31–Sept 3, 2017 Bonhams Woodstock, U.K. September 2, 2017 September 2, 2017 Worldwide Auburn, IN September 6, 2017 RM Sotheby’s September 9, 2017 $0 $20m $40m 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 being blown past and checks being written drowned out the four lots heading back home. Ferrari is the most prestigious marque, and Ferrari and RM Sotheby’s took full advantage of that, boosting their auction alongside the celebration. As a result, RM Sotheby’s had an excellent sale that is now a textbook example of the ideal environment in which to run an auction. ♦ Maranello, ITA RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. September 2, 2017 Silverstone Beaulieu, U.K. Auctions America Auburn, IN Lucky Auctions Tacoma, WA $7.5m $780k $18.9m $4.6m $3.5m $2.7m $9.2m $74.9m $60m $80m 1970 AMC AMX 2-dr hard top, $31,350—Auctions America, IN, p. 108 1968 Jaguar E-type Series 1½ 4.2 convertible, $144,037—Bonhams, U.K., p. 140 1927 Cadillac 314-A 2-dr sedan, $13,200—Worldwide Auctioneers, IN, p. 150 1955 Austin-Healey 100 roadster, $67,532—RM Sotheby’s, U.K., p. 112 Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Overview Buy/Sell/Hold SCM’s Leo Van Hoorick recommends which cars to purchase, keep around — or send to new garages by Leo Van Hoorick Median Sold Price $70,000 $60,000 $50,000 $30,000 $40,000 $22,500 $20,000 $10,000 $0 $22,500 0% no data 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 $45,815 104% $22,500 0% $22,500 0% $22,500 0% $22,500 0% $50,608 10% Buy: 1999–2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 — Apart from the Toyota 2000GT, few Japanese cars are regarded as truly collectible. In the early days of Japanese-car history, which really took off in the 1960s, there were few models worth mentioning. Things have changed. Take the Nissan Skyline, which evolved from a dull saloon into the GT-R, a supercar at a sports car price (more than ever so with the latest model). The R34 is a fast and powerful machine disguised as a handsome coupe. It is a real wolf in sheep’s clothes. The market neglected this car for a long time, but it now enjoys cult status. The Skyline exists in different variants, and some are really rare, such as the racy Nismo S, R or Z. But even a standard GT-R is plenty enough for me. Number produced: 11,577 Number in SCM Platinum Auction Database: 4 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 2 Average selling price of those cars: $45,815 Current SCM Median Valuation: $50,608 Median Sold Price $225,000 $200,000 $175,000 $150,000 $125,000 $100,000 $75,000 $50,000 $25,000 $0 $117,810 $86,580 -27% $81,400 -6% $162,250 31% $123,750 52% $133,750 -18% $192,500 44% $192,500 0% $139,975 19% $117,922 -39% Sell: Porsche 356C cabriolet — Porsche prices have been playing in their own league in recent years. The common 356 followed the momentum and became very expensive, especially considering what it offers: a little 1600 4-cylinder engine with 90 hp at its best, in a rather basic and not-the-most-sexy package. The car is solid and dependable, but by the time production ceased in 1965, it was really obsolete. Then again, aren’t most of the objects of desire we are talking about here obsolete in a way? As always, the convertibles did much better than the coupes, and fine examples sold well over $150k. At recent auctions, however, they are not sure sellers, and prices are returning to more reasonable levels. Or am I mistaken? Will they continue to bring strong money in the slipstream of the Speedsters? 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Number produced: 3,174 Number in SCM Platinum Auction Database: 18 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 4 Average selling price of those cars: $138,875 Current SCM Median Valuation: $133,400 Median Sold Price $240,000 $210,000 $180,000 $150,000 $120,000 $90,000 $60,000 $30,000 $0 88 $84,870 -36% $81,900 -3% $146,161 78% $133,400 $113,920 -22% $120,233 6% $166,311 38% $191,129 15% $163,998 -14% $157,511 -4% Hold: 1951–58 Lancia Aurelia B20 — This was a highly sophisticated car for its era. It was successful in racing and rallying, and it was a favorite among F1 drivers in the 1950s. It boasts a torquey V6 and transaxle, the same underpinnings as the famed B24 convertible and spider, but with even better road manners. Yet it is only in recent years that its price at auctions started moving away from the $100k mark. Good examples can be found well below $200k. Watch out for rust. In all, six series were built between 1951 and 1958. Among B20 buffs, the fourth series is regarded as the best compromise, with the third as the most sporty — and trickier, thanks to swing axles at the rear. B20s are well engineered, solid and a delight to drive, which in itself is reason enough to hold them. 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Number produced: 3,121 Number in SCM Platinum Auction Database: 77 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 9 Average selling price of those cars: $147,320 Current SCM Median Valuation: $161,100 Sports Car Market BUY SELL HOLD


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RM Sotheby’s Maranello, ITA RM Sotheby’s — Leggenda e Passione A Ferrari-only auction in Maranello shows the market was still hungry after Monterey Company RM Sotheby’s Date September 9, 2017 Location Maranello, ITA Auctioneer Maarten ten Holder Automotive lots sold/offered 38/42 Sales rate 90% Sales total $74,905,999 High sale Two Ferraris that generated high worldwide interest: 1950 195 Inter coupe, which sold for $1,085,400, and the one-of-one barn-find 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona alloy coupe, sold at $2,179,242 Report by Joseph T. Seminetta and Nicholas Seminetta Photos by Joseph T. Seminetta Market opinions in italics T he historic “Leggenda e Passione” auction was aggressively promoted as the most significant single-marque sale in automotive history, held o Maranello, ITA 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta convertible, sold at $10,009,800 Buyer’s premium 15% on lots sold for $603,000 and below; 12% on those sold above $603,000, included in sold prices ($1.00=€0.83) om morning to dusk. The quaint town of Maranello was transformed into g Ferrari museum. e anyone with a heartbeat could have enjoyed themselves in the public are- Ferrari’s home turf, to celebrate their 70th niversary. Multiple, sometimes concurrent e were held at the factory, the museum, the Maranello, and at the Fiorano test track. jam-packed, restaurants brimming and S he “invitation only” events were what made this weekend so very special. me events were sponsored by the factory, others by RM Sotheby’s, private tour groups and international enthusiast clubs. It was not uncommon to see patrons with five or more access lanyards around their neck. Ferrari controlled many of the invitations on their home turf, and you quickly found out if you were a VIP, IP or just a P. RM Sotheby’s played its cards exceptionally well. They did not release the full auction catalog until after Pebble Beach auctions concluded so as not to cannibalize their Monterey sale. Unlike other auctions, only registered bidders and the press were allowed in the auction tent. As expected, the event was a first-class affair with top-notch service, food and refreshments. The auction tents were staged just outside the famed Fiorano circuit where, 45 years earlier, the Ferrari 312 underwent its final development work. Bidders were able to whet their appetites as they walked through an enormous concours staging on the Ferrari test track to take their seats. Ferrari did their part by filling the room with dignitaries who included F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel, FIA President Jean Todt, Ferrari F1 team boss Maurizio Arrivabene and Piero Ferrari. Several world records were set this weekend. Lot 134, an ex-Keith Richards 1983 400i, sold for a head-scratching, record price of $416,070. Lot 144, a low-mileage Ferrari 288 GTO, sold for a world-record price of $3,935,178. Lot 145, a needy Ferrari 246 GTS, sold for an astronomical $637,974, approximately double the price I would expect in the U.S. When the tents were packed back in the trucks, sales totaled $75 million. Very Jean Todt, Chase Carey, Sebastian Vettel, Maurizio Arrivabenne and Piero Ferrari partake in the Ferrari auction action 90 impressive for a non-recurring auction, particularly when the average lot selling price is almost $2 million. I cannot wait until Ferrari’s 100th anniversary. ♦ Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Maranello, ITA ITALIAN #123-1950 FERRARI 195 INTER coupe. S/N: 0081S. Eng. # 0081S. Oro Metallizzato/ tan leather. RHD. Odo: 45,050 km. The first of three 195 bodies built by Touring. Known history. Shown at Pebble, The Quail and Cavallino. Shiny but slightly thick paint. Stunning chrome and Borranis. Slightly scratched glass. Some interior wear. Cond: 1-. results. Storied international history including being recovered from a scrap yard in Venezuela. Five-year, comprehensive, ground-up restoration. NOM but original gearbox as per Ferrari Classiche certification. Outstanding paint with only minor scratches. Beautiful interior. Minor seat wear. Engine just below concours condition. Cond: 1-. LWB California Spyder. International ownership from Venezuela to the U.S. Originally Bianco/Nero, now Rosso Corsa/tan. Older Motion Products restoration showing minor scratches over great patina. Excellent panel gaps. Bright chrome. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,473,130. One of the marquee lots at the auction, opened to applause. Bidders thinned out as it traded near its final hammer price. Sold at a market-correct level for its condition. SOLD AT $1,085,400. 195 Inters are not on every collector’s bucket list. They only come up on the auction circuit every few years. This striking example did not gather much bidding interest and was sold post-block below the low estimate. It was well bought given the condition. (See profile, p. 66.) TOP 10 No. 6 #140-1953 FERRARI 250 EUROPA Series I coupe. S/N: 0313EU. Eng. # 0313. Bruno Siena/cream & red leather. Odo: 594 km. One of four Vignalebodied Europas. Originally delivered to the U.S. and became the 1954 World Motor Sports Show car. Storied history included color and engine changes. New engine block was cast by the factory. Not original gearbox. 2011 comprehensive restoration with extensive documentation. Cavallino Classic Platinum and recipient of the Ferrari Classiche Cup. Ferrari Classiche certified. Some paint imperfections throughout (especially on the front passenger’s panel). Tight panel gaps. Some sloppy exterior rubber. Beautiful Borranis. Polished glass. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $4,070,250. A beautiful lot that gathered much attention throughout the auction preview. Sold at the right level, slightly below the low estimate given its history and NOM. TOP 10 No. 2 #131-1958 FERRARI 250 GT PF Series I cabriolet. S/N: 0791GT. Eng. # GP 07. Bianco/ black cloth/Blu Con- nolly leather. Odo: 36,715 km. Number 14 of 40 Series 1 Cabrios built. NOM Ferrari Classiche application submitted. Slightly scratched paint over some wavy panels. Perfect panel gaps. Exceptional brightwork. Sloppy rubber around passenger’s taillight. Nicely presented interior. Cond: 2+. #136-1960 FERRARI 250 GT SWB Competizione alloy coupe. S/N: 2163GT. Eng. # 1615GT. Rosso Chiaro/Nero leather. Odo: 8,814 km. Number 39 of 74 alloy-bodied competizione-spec 250 GTs produced. NOM. Outside filler cap. Older engine rebuild by DK Engineering. Nice paint with only slight imperfections. Slightly mismatched chrome. Beautifully restored interior. Well documented and Ferrari Classiche certified. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $8,864,100. The NOM clearly had an impact on this lot’s value. However, an alloy-bodied, outside-filler-cap, SWB Competizione 250 is worth more than the high bid, and the consignor was right to not sell the car. #137-1960 FERRARI 250 GT Series II SOLD AT $5,691,114. A stunning lot prominently displayed throughout the preview. While color is always subjective, Bianco did not add to its broad appeal. Sold correctly at the low end of the pre-sale estimate given NOM and condition. TOP 10 No. 1 #125-1959 FERRARI 250 GT LWB California Spyder. S/N: 1503GT. Eng. # 1503GT. Rosso Corsa/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 32,688 km. Covered-headlight SOLD AT $3,462,426. This actual car sold for $3.3 million at RM Sotheby’s New York in 2015 (SCM# 6788349). The price paid was right on the money between the low and high pre-sale estimates. #141-1955 FERRARI 750 MONZA Spider. S/N: 0534M. Eng. # 0470MD. Rosso Corsa/blue leather. RHD. Italydelivered 750 Monza with some early race TOP 10 No. 3 92 cabriolet. S/N: 1779GT. Eng. # 1779 GT. Bianco/black vinyl/Nero leather. Odo: 64,059 km. Thirteenth Series II cabriolet, originally sold to Umberto Agnelli. Ordered with very unique features including Superamerica-style interior, French-styled headlamps and other bespoke interior appointments. Matching numbers. Pending Ferrari Classiche application. Inconsistent orange peel on passenger’s rear panel. Nice interior patina. Dull Borranis. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,665,968. A nice lot that was unfortunately staged next to the Series One cabriolet and the California Spyder. Sold correctly just above the aggressive low estimate. #133-1962 FERRARI 250 GTE Series II 2+2 coupe. S/N: 3985. Eng. # 3985. Black/ beige leather. Odo: 4,439 km. Portugal-market Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Maranello, ITA car. Color changed from silver to black during its life. Matching numbers as per Ferrari Classiche certification. Decades of missing ownership history. Older, thick black paint showing well. Wavy chrome. Some driver’s seat wear. Incorrect tires. Cond: 2+. application pending. Scratched chrome. Deeply pitted door handles. Faded Borranis. Tidy engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $305,118. Correctly sold below the pre-sale estimates for the “distinctive” four-headlight 330. #143-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB Alloy coupe. S/N: 8111. Eng. # 8111. Rosso Chiaro/Nero leather. Odo: 77 km. Long-nose, alloy-bodied 275 GTB originally sold to U.S. Senator Adlai Stevenson III. Matching numbers and colors as per Ferrari Classiche certification. 2016 restoration. Stunning paintwork and panel fit. Some sloppy exterior rubber. Fresh interior. Near showquality engine bay. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 5 SOLD AT $554,760. An over-the-top result for a GTE with a color change and missing history. Very well sold above the high estimate. #128-1964 FERRARI 250 GT/L Lusso coupe. S/N: 5783. Grigio Fumo/black leather. Odo: 60,225 km. Italian-delivered Lusso spending its life on several continents. Recent respray by DK Engineering in original colors. Ferrari Classiche certification. Tools/history. Thicker paint with some minor imperfections. Inconsistent panel gaps. Shiny but wavy chrome. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $3,529,962. 275 GTBs have spent a long time below their pre-sale estimates. With its outstanding condition and desirable longnose, alloy-body configuration, this lot has to be considered well sold. #149-1966 FERRARI 500 SUPERFAST SOLD AT $2,044,170. A nice driver-level Lusso that can be used without regret. Sold right in the sweet spot of previous sales and RM Sotheby’s estimates. #150-1964 FERRARI 330 GT Series I 2+2 coupe. S/N: 5421. Eng. # 5421. Grigio Notte/Nero leather. Odo: 16,209 km. No reserve for this European-spec, four-headlight 330 2+2. Recent partial restoration including a high-quality respray and new seat covers. Decades of missing history. Ferrari Classiche Series II coupe. S/N: 8897SF. Eng. # 8897. White/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 72,318 km. U.K.-delivered Superfast 500 that was the final example from the factory. Ordered without rear seat. Matching engine and gearbox. Equipped with a/c and power steering. Slight color change from Avorio to a slightly brighter white. Pending Ferrari Classiche application. Some finish imperfections in paint by rear glass. Sanding marks on front panels. Inconsistent gaps. Faded Borranis. Some seat wear. Dash shrinkage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,145,474. Open-top V12 Ferraris are on a tear. The 330 GTS is one of the most usable, and their values have been strong. This lot was well sold given the condition. #127-1968 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N: 11123. Eng. # 11123. Black/black leather. Odo: 13,129 km. Recent, comprehensive cosmetic and mechanical Classiche restoration by the factory. Originally painted in Nocciola (Hazelnut) on black, now a black-on-black car. Some orange peel (as it likely had in 1968). Excellent panel fit. Slightly worn seat. Beautiful Borannis. Fresh correct tires. Tragic modern radio. Cond: 1-. fast that could be enjoyed without hesitation. Despite the best car name of all time, the styling is not for everyone. Did not sell in the room but closed post-block just above the low estimate. Sold at the correct level. #132-1967 FERRARI 330 GTS Spider. S/N: 9481. Eng. # 9481. Rosso Corsa/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 75,946 km. One of 99 produced. Italian-market car, exported to the U.S. in 1976. Color change from silver/black. Matching numbers, a/c, jack and partial tool kit. Paint issues throughout (including fisheyes and excessive orange peel). Some dash shrinkage. Nice interior patina. Odd racing belts for this model. Incorrect tires over nice Borranis. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,971,810. A driver-level Super94 “ SOLD AT $774,493. GTCs are wonderful driving cars. It’s hard to go wrong with four liters of torque, comfort and elegant styling. The factory restoration helped this car reach the upper end where these have recently traded. Open-top V12 Ferraris are on a tear. The 330 GTS is one of the most usable, and their values have been strong. This lot was well sold given the condition. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Spider ” Sports Car Market


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Fresh Meat by Chad Taylor Online sales of contemporary cars 2017 Lamborghini Aventador SV roadster #126-1969 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- Date sold: 09/02/2017 eBay auction ID: 263163543785 Seller’s eBay ID: lamborghinibroward Sale type: Used car with 1,103 miles VIN: ZHWUT3ZD9HLA05718 Details: Blue over black leather/Alcantara, 6.5-L V12 rated at 740 hp and 507 ft-lb, 7-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $649,000, Buy It Now, sf 0 MSRP: $535,500 (base) Other current offering: In Miami, FL, Excell Auto Group selling a Grigio Telesto over Nero Cosmus leather/Alcantara 2017 Aventador SV roadster with 2,578 miles for $695,000. 2016 Aston Martin Rapide S sedan SOLD AT $2,179,242. One can only guess at the potential cost of this restoration. A one-ofa-kind car that is hard to benchmark. However, the price paid approaches that of a Daytona Spyder in similar condition. Well sold above the high estimate. #135-1970 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- Date sold: 09/29/2017 eBay auction ID: 372080001304 Seller’s eBay ID: rlbautogroup Sale type: Used car with 10,791 miles VIN: SCFHMDBSXGGF04896 Details: Divine Red over black leather, 6.0-L V12 rated at 552 hp and 465 ft-lb, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $129,900, Buy It Now, sf 2,380 MSRP: $206,000 (base) Other current offering: Music City Motor Cars of Nashville, TN, asking $227,471 for a 2017 Scintilla Silver over Obsidian Black leather Rapide sedan with 20 miles. 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS coupe tona plexi coupe. S/N: 13315. Eng. # B 394. Rosso Rubino/Nero leather. Odo: 80,840 km. Early-production Daytona with Italian delivery. Matching numbers and original colors as per Ferrari Classiche certification. Equipped with a/c and power windows. High-quality paint. Beautiful knockoffs with correct tires. Worn seat foam. Cond: 2. tona alloy coupe. S/N: 12653. Eng. # B18. Rosso Chiaro/Nero leather. Odo: 36,390 km. One of the star cars, prominently displayed all weekend. Barn find located in Japan. One-ofone alloy-bodied road-going Daytona coupe produced by the factory. Plexi headlamps. Power windows. Ferrari Classiche application pending. No visible corrosion (except around the battery). Cracked panel and missing piece on passenger’s rear panel. Cond: 5+. everyone, they are a delight to drive given their power steering and brakes. Sold at the market-correct level. TOP 10 No. 7 #121-1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder. S/N: 16783. Eng. # B2552. Rosso Bordeaux/black cloth/beige leather. Odo: 4,156 miles. Number 85 of 121 factory Daytona Spyders. U.S.-spec, uber-low-mileage, three-owner car. Has a/c, original top, boot and spare. Applied for Classiche certification. Waves in body. Scratched chrome. Trunk would not close during preview. Soiled interior. Painful modern Sony radio. Nice Borranis. Cond: 3. RM Sotheby’s Maranello, ITA SOLD AT $2,989,674. An odd lot, as its condition is inconsistent with its mileage. While worthy of a restoration, it would deter from its originality. Well sold in today’s market. #145-1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO SOLD AT $828,522. Daytonas have been soft in recent auctions. This was a high-quality, early example in the best possible auction environment. Very well sold above the high estimate. Date sold: 09/13/2017 eBay auction ID: 172850728747 Seller’s eBay ID: themotorcarcollection Sale type: Used car with 3,472 VIN: WP0AF2A96GS193023 Details: White over black leather/Alcantara, 4.0-L H6 rated at 500 hp and 338 ft-lb, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $206,990, Buy It Now, sf 44 MSRP: $190,400 (as equipped) Other current offering: Chicago Motorcars of Chicago, IL, offering an Ultraviolet over black leather/ Alcantara 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS coupe for $239,800 with 583 miles. ♦ 96 #152-1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 coupe. S/N: 14983. Red/tan leather. Odo: 73,504 miles. No-reserve lot. Canadian delivery and long-term family ownership. Equipped with a/c and power steering. Ferrari Classiche application pending. Color change from Grigio Argento. Thicker but nicely presented paint. Damaged window felt. Some bumper shrinkage. Nice Cromodora five-star wheels. Tidy interior despite awful modern Panasonic radio. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $235,773. A nicely presented lot that failed to meet the low estimate. While their styling does not appeal to Spyder. S/N: 07214. Eng. # 0011394. Blu Dino Metallizatto/Sabbia leather. Odo: 26,655 km. Low-mileage, unrestored Dino with single-family ownership from new. Below driverlevel condition, looking worn and tired. Mismatched rear panel shades. Claimed to have original engine and gearbox. Flares with worn 7.5-inch Campy rims. Faded chrome. Soiled carpets and seats. Nice mouse-hair dash. Ferrari Classiche application pending. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $637,974. A head-scratching result in every way. I have seen nicer Dinos recently trade at less than half of this price in the U.S. Very, very, very well sold. Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Maranello, ITA #124-1974 FERRARI 365 GT4 BB coupe. S/N: 17883. Eng. # 00114. Red & black/jute fabric. Odo: 54,805 km. One of 387 examples produced by factory. Color change from Blu Dino to traditional red-and-black boxer scheme. Interesting “jute” fabric interior. Engine out of restoration with major mechanical servicing. Excellent paint. Cracked front headlight lens. Front window delamination. Some loose rubber. Beautifully presented five-star wheels. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $416,070. Universally accepted as one of the worst Ferrari models ever produced. However, this one was owned by Keith Richards and likely “enjoyed” by the rest of the band. It is currently in driver condition, which is difficult to achieve given it has only been driven 2,000 miles. Sold at a stratospheric world-record price that has to be considered exceptionally sold. TOP 10 No. 4 #144-1985 FERRARI 288 GTO Lightweight coupe. S/N: ZFFPA16B000057709. Rosso Corsa/Nero SOLD AT $582,498. An active lot that inspired active bidding in the room. A huge result, sold well above the current market. #139-1976 FERRARI 512 BB coupe. S/N: 19677. Eng. # 00006. Azzurro Metallizzato/ beige leather. Odo: 41,447 km. First production 512 BB used by Ferrari as a show car. Matching numbers and colors as per Ferrari Classiche certification. Recent cam-belt service. Records/books/tools. Some paint imperfections. Seat wear commensurate with mileage. Interior plastic shrinking. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $3,935,178. Extremely well sold for an astronomical, world-record price. SOLD AT $513,153. Bragging rights of having the first production 512 BB does not justify this huge result. Exceptionally well sold above the high estimate. #134-1983 FERRARI 400I coupe. S/N: ZFFEB07B000045181. Black/blue leather. Odo: 3,267 km. Five-speed, uber-low-mileage 400i owned since new by Keith Richards. Books/warranty card (in Keith’s name). Paint issues throughout (as it may have come from the factory). Appears to have front-end work. Window delamination. Interior better preserved than exterior. Cond: 3+. #146-1989 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N: ZFFGJ34B000083572. Rosso Corsa/red & gray cloth. Odo: 9,293 km. Belgium-delivery F40 with sparsely known history. Repainted in Giallo Modena in Japan. Changed back to Rosso Corsa at some unmentioned point. Noncat, non-adjustable suspension. Recent service including new fuel tank. Pending Ferrari Classiche application. High-quality repaint presenting newer than the rest of the car. Sloppy rear exterior rubber. Scratched rear Lexan. Centerlocks marred (likely from air tools). Seats look brand new. Cond: 2. leather. Odo: 729 km. Uber-low-mileage 288 GTO with long-term single-family ownership. Ordered without radio or power windows. Pending Ferrari Classiche certification. Books/ manuals. Recent cam-belt service. This lot has spent most of its life in the U.S. Very scratched paint throughout that could possibly be wet-sanded. Color rubbing off in driver’s door jamb. Discolored Scuderia shields. Nearperfect interior. Windshield delamination. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,301,274. It pays to be the only coveted F40 at the factory auction. The current market for a repainted F40 with unknown history is much lower than the price paid here. Well sold. December 2017 97


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RM Sotheby’s Maranello, ITA #114-1991 FERRARI 348 TS Spider. S/N: ZFFKA36B000089621. Rosso Corsa/ black leather. Odo: 337 km. The model that inspired Luca di Montezemolo to take control of Ferrari and make better cars. Uber-low mileage. Classiche application submitted to Ferrari. Paint is as flawed as when it left the factory. Rock-hard tires. Some seat wear, but not in the usual bolster location. Books/tools. Cond: 1. U.S. delivered. Claimed to have never been raced. Original gearbox and engine. Recent Michelotto rebuild. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $3,075,300. Exceptional condition throughout, with only modest signs of use. Excellent spares were presented with the lot. The ultimate track-day toy. Race cars are difficult auction sales, and these do not frequently come up for sale. The high bid was a tidy sum that should have been considered. #129-1994 FERRARI 348 GT/C LM SOLD AT $180,297. The 348 is on no one’s list of great Ferraris. These cars have oddly raised the interest of some collectors. It is difficult to understand why this model would trade at the same level as a 599 with average miles. Well sold. #151-1992 FERRARI 348 TB Challenge racer. S/N: ZFFKA35B000094984. Eng. # 32316. Rosso Corsa/red cloth. Odo: 56,594 km. Owned by Ferrari SpA for promotional use of the Ferrari Challenge series. Press car that still appears on Ferrari’s website. Warranty manual/Estratto Cronologico. Nicely presented condition with carefully positioned decals. Some signs of potential paintwork on the D-pillar. Scratched wheels. Fresh-looking interior. Cond: 2. racer. S/N: ZFFUA35B000097553. Red & blue/red velour. One of only two 348 GT/C LMs made. Michelotto-prepared with F40 LM brakes and suspension. Radically lightened through the elimination of all comfort equipment. First Ferrari to finish (11th overall, 4th in class) at Le Mans since 1982. Beautifully presented in excellent cosmetic condition. Seats only showing minor signs of wear. Ferrari Classiche application pending. For sale privately over the past several years. Cond: 2. metic features including a lengthened wheelbase, side exhaust and modified bodywork. Single-family ownership since new. Classiche certification. Recent belt service. Nicely presented sans Scuderia shields. Some light scratches in paint visible. Carpet and seat wear. Bent rear under-tray. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $346,725. An interesting lot with 288 GTO Evolution styling cues. Difficult to value a one-of-a-kind, factory-development car, but clearly the pre-sale estimates ($422k– $543k) were far too aggressive. #138-2001 FERRARI 550 Barchetta con- SOLD AT $527,022. Not to be confused with the Challenge cars, this is a serious racer. Eligible for many vintage racing series throughout the globe. A tidy sum for an old race car, but Michelotto Le Mans cars demand a market premium. #147-1997 FERRARI F50 convertible. S/N: ZFFTA46B000107145. Eng. # 46693. Rosso Corsa/Nero leather & red cloth. Odo: 13,800 km. One of 349 F50s produced. German-market car. Ferrari Classiche certification. Books/tools. Recent service. Some paint scratches, particularly near the driver’s door. Higher bolster wear than one would expect from mileage. Windshield delamination. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $291,249. 348 Challenge cars have caught the attention of collectors, as Ferrari started the successful racing series. Prices have risen over the past few years. This lot had an aggressive pre-sale estimate given the factory history, and it sold far short of it. Combine selling below the low estimate, rising 348 Challenge prices and a bullet-proof history, and I’d say it was well bought. #122-1994 FERRARI 333 SP racer. S/N: 006. Eng. # 009. Rosso Corsa/tan Alcantera. MHD. One of the 40 factory-produced 333s. SOLD AT $2,145,474. A very solid lot that drew a lot of interest. Sold correctly between the low and high estimates. #120-2001 FERRARI 550 Sperimentale coupe. S/N: ZFFZR49B000143658. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 4,077 km. Factory 550 development car, modified during production run by the factory. Unique functional and cos- 98 Sports Car Market vertible. S/N: ZFFZR52B000124118. Eng. # 62501. Grigio Alloy/Nero leather. Odo: 864 km. The 140th of 448 Barchettas created by the factory. Owned by a Ferrari director. Uberlow mileage and in-the-wrapper new condition. Books, records, tools and 550 Barchetta racing helmet. Difficult to fault in any way. Amazing to see how Ferrari’s quality control has improved since this was produced. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $410,040. There are at least five Barchettas for sale in the private market that are priced above the high bid. Given the low miles and exceptional condition, this seller was right to not let this one go on this day. #118-2004 FERRARI ENZO coupe. S/N: ZFFCZ56B000136733. Eng. # 82393. Nero/ Nero leather. Odo: 21,500 km. German-delivered Enzo. One of 12 delivered in black. Stone chips, paint swirls and light scratches throughout. Possible paintwork on passenger’s door. Seats showing less TOP 10 No. 8


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RM Sotheby’s Maranello, ITA wear than the exterior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $2,787,066. A well-enjoyed Enzo with medium miles. There are always several for sale throughout the annual auction calendar. Sold well and above the high estimate. #117-2005 FERRARI 575 SUPERA- MERICA convertible. S/N: ZFFGT61B000145112. Nuovo Blu Pozzi/beige leather. Odo: 13,679 km. One of 559 Superamericas built by the factory. Low-mileage example showing only minor signs of enjoyment. Minor paint scratches. Some interior soiling and sun warpage. Recent service. Fresh rubber. New Revochromico top. Excellent color combination with lines uncluttered by the usual Scuderia shields. Cond: 1-. at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Being sold to the public for the first time. “Ferrari recommends that this car remains stationary and inactive, for static display only.” Some bolster wear and chips in the engine cover. Otherwise as-new. Cond: 1-. that was anticipated by the auction house, trading between the low and high estimates. #153-2011 FERRARI 458 GT3 racer. S/N: 3204. Eng. # 001. Black & red/black cloth. GT3 and the GTD development car, currently offered in GTD spec. Adjustable roll bars in cockpit, endurance-spec braking and quick-refueling system. Mirrored passenger’s window. Scratched rear Lexan. Appears to have evidence of carbon-fiber repair. Driver’s door does not close. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $2,568,249. A very expensive piece of artwork, as it cannot be titled for the street. It could potentially be used as a track car if everything is functional. Sold very well at miles ahead of the high estimate. #116-2016 FERRARI 488 70th Anniver- SOLD AT $443,808. Superamericas have come into their own over the past few years. The one was sold above market, but not by the margin of other lots. #115-2010 FERRARI 458 Italia “Army” custom coupe. S/N: ZFF67NHB000170100. Camouflage/camouflage leather. Odo: 18,760 km. Promoted as “undoubtedly the most famous 458.” Custom camouflage-themed car designed by Ferrari for Gianni Agnelli’s grandson. Two-owner car with medium miles. Peace signs are affixed instead of usual Scuderia shields. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $572,850. Unrestored, wellused, older-spec cars without significant race wins are difficult auction sales. Perhaps this is too much for a track-day toy for this buying crowd. #142-2012 FERRARI 599 GTO coupe. S/N: ZFF70RDB000174698. Rosso Corsa & matte Grigio Silverstone/Nero leather. Odo: 2,951 km. 599 GTO Swiss-delivered to its one and only owner. Ferrari Classiche certified. Uber-low mileage in “as-new” condition. When produced, this was Ferrari’s fastest production car of all time. Cond: 1. sary “Green Jewel” spider. S/N: 221719. Metallic green/Nero & Rosso Corsa leather. Odo: 87 miles. Famous “Green Jewel” factory show car displayed around the globe. Newer titled. Unique color combination with red driver’s seat and black passenger’s seat. Cutouts for racing straps. Test miles only. As-new throughout. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,314,781. Huge interest from the crowd and on the phones for this unique lot. The final sale prices, was four times the cost of a new 488 Spyder and by any rational measure has to be considered extremely well sold. SOLD AT $464,612. Some interior wear in the usual spots. Signs of use and enjoyment, but in very nice condition throughout. Traded for less than half the price for which it sold at a 2016 charity auction but more than double the price of a used 458. Well sold. #119-2011 FERRARI 599 SA Aperta convertible. S/N: ZFF72RDB000182288. Eng. # 176151. Bianco Fuji/blue cloth/blue leather. Odo: 4,357 km. One of 80 Apertas built to celebrate Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary. Uber-low mileage. Very attractive color combination with beautifully painted rims. As-new condition throughout and without any signs of use or wear. Carbon-fiber trim. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,416,085. A huge sum 100 SOLD AT $610,236. The auction company’s estimate was fairly conservative on this lot given its low miles and excellent condition. There are several currently for sale for more than the price paid. This lot was well bought at the final price. #153B-2013 FERRARI LAFERRARI prototype coupe. S/N: 194925. Rosso Corsa/red & black cloth. Factory prototype used for the LaFerrari model launch TOP 10 No. 9 SOLD AT $713,711. A turn-key, competitive GT class racer. Sold near the midpoint of its estimates. (See profile, p. 78.) © Sports Car Market #130-2016 FERRARI 488 GTE coupe. S/N: 4208. Rosso Corsa/black cloth. One owner. Beautifully presented throughout. Class wins at Watkins Glen and Sebring. Finished Le Mans in 2016. Ferrari Classiche application submitted. Scuderia Corsa powertrain warranty included. Cond: 1-.


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Auctions America Auburn, IN Auctions America — Auburn Fall 2017 Labor Day sale continues to attract and sell quality cars Company Auctions America Date August 31–September 3, 2017 Location Auburn, IN Auctioneers Brent Earlywine, Mike Shackelton Automotive lots sold/offered 527/731 Sales rate 72% Sales total $18,850,593 High sale 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ “Sweep Panel” phaeton, sold at $2,300,000 Buyer’s premium American iron (and fiberglass) staged and displayed, awaiting potential new caretakers at Auction’s America’s Fall Auburn sale 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Kevin Coakley Market opinions in italics dition. This year the rumor mill was grinding away, wit many wondering if this is the last year under the Auction America banner. As usual, this year’s sale had a diverse assortment o W 102 cars, from the top-sale 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ “Swee Panel” going for $2.3m to a low-mile 1980 Chevette sell ing strong at $9,500. Other notable sales included a Fleetwood-bodied 1929 Duesenberg J convertible coupe with a well-documented and colorful past coming in second place for $990,000. Representing timeless American classics, a 1953 Bloomington Gold award-winning Corvette sold for $269,500 against a high estimate of $275k. The lot list also contained many European offerings such as a beautiful Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider in red that sold strong at $118,000 and a 1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2, a no-sale with a high bid of $170k. For those looking for some kitsch in their collection, there was a 1974 AMC Hornet Hatchback “Astro Spiral” James Bond stunt car, hile the dust settles and the books are close on another successful Monterey Car Week here in the Midwest, the masses are assem bling for the annual Labor Day Auburn tra Auburn, IN old for $110,000, and a pretty well-done, albeit old, Batmobile done n a Lincoln chassis, unsold at $110,000. One of the strangest — and my favorite — a 1986 Ford Bronco II modified to be a full-sized Fire Chief pedal car, sold for $7,150. Auctions America is now eight years into their twice-annual sales t Auburn. The sales total this year was only slightly better than year wo, and overall below the average total of $20,191,459. With RM Sotheby’s pulling the plug on the next-nearest auction, St. John’s in Plymouth, MI, ne wonders if the Sotheby’s e of influence is going to exhe Auctions America brand. And who can blame them for calling off St. Sales Totals $30m $25m John’s? One great car in Monterey can eclipse the total revenue at their Plymouth sale. In their closing press release, Auctions America head Rob Myers reminisced about his history with Auburn and pledged his commitment to keep moving forward in the future. It would seem no matter what name is on the banner, these twice-annual Auburn sales aren’t going anywhere else anytime soon, and that’s a good thing. ♦ $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Sports Car Market


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Auctions America Auburn, IN ENGLISH #5017-1961 AUSTIN MINI custom coupe. S/N: MA2544702. Yellow/red cloth. RHD. Odo: 193 miles. Great paint, black-andwhite checkerboard roof and rally graphics. Fresh Minilite wheels. Nice tidy engine bay. Interior sports full roll cage, racing seats and harnesses. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $97,900. Offered with no reserve and coming in pretty much dead-on the middle of the high and low pre-sale estimate. This one looks like a great deal both ways. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. The high bid was a lot of money for a ’61 Mini, but this car turned out well. It’s an attractive package that should one day bring the money; the seller was right to hang on. GERMAN #4050-1958 BMW ISETTA 300 micro- car. S/N: 572713. Orange & cream/gray vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 2,781 miles. Paint looks fresh and well done. Exterior brightwork is excellent. Painted steel wheels with center cap and wide whites. Tidy engine compartment; nothing to gripe about in the sparse interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $100,000. Bid into the $90k range, this one failed to sell on the block. It rolled off and the deal was done later. Considering what the 23-window buses have been pulling at some higher-end venues, I’d have to call this one well bought. If the new owner is interested in a quick flip, a trip to Scottsdale in January might be an easy ticket. #5027-1962 GOGGOMOBIL TS 250 SOLD AT $33,000. Reported to have been the recent recipient of a frame-off restoration and offered here with no reserve. It finished a bit short of the high estimate but still looked like a fair deal both ways. #5099-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N: 190SL014932. Red/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 2,788 miles. Beautiful red paint and exterior brightwork. Colorkeyed wheel covers are in great shape. Clear glass. Excellent engine compartment detail. Nothing to gripe about inside. Comes with both tops. Cond: 2. 104 coupe. S/N: 02197514. Bright blue/red vinyl. Odo: 63,862 km. Paint looks fresh and well done. Presentable exterior brightwork. Engine bay looks clean and tidy. Upholstery looks fresh and well fit. Luggage rack with wicker basket mounted on the trunk lid. Cond: 3+. #2115-1959 VOLKSWAGEN BUS 23-window utility. S/N: F59J219422. Black & white/black & white vinyl. Odo: 76,274 miles. Excellent paint and trim. Whitewalls yellowing a bit. Nice, clear glass. Clean, wellpresented engine compartment. Nicely fitted camper interior with picnic seating. Equipped with a TV, refrigerator and seating that converts to a bed. Also has premium sound and a/c. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,050. Here’s one you don’t see every day. Microcars have been pretty hot the past few years. This one was well presented and sold for a great price. #5109-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 cabriolet. S/N: 11102712003785. Silver/ navy blue canvas/navy blue leather. Odo: 22,645 miles. Nice paint looks fairly fresh. Exterior bright trim plating is thin on rear bumper; micro-pitting and scratches elsewhere. Top looks fresh. Driver-quality engine detail. Interior leather looks fresh and well done, decent finish on extensive wood trim. Equipped with power steering, brakes, windows and top; factory a/c and fog lights. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $250,000. Recent sales results would indicate there’s more money to be made on this car, but that may require a little additional investment in details such as the exterior trim and engine compartment. I’m not saying it’s not worth it, but when you look at what it would cost in money and time compared to the potential gain, the bid looks pretty solid. ITALIAN #5111-1959 ALFA ROMEO 2000 Spider. S/N: AR102041857. Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 44,622 miles. Excellent fresh paint and panel gaps. Brilliant exterior brightwork. Borrani knockoff chrome wire wheels. Decent engine detail. Original interior looks to be holding up well after almost 60 years. Comes with wood toolbox and tools. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $118,000. This car had some real eyeball with the brilliant red paint and Borrani wheels. Apparently more than one bidder had their sights on it, bidding it up to where it sold. Looking at recent comparable sales, I’d say the sale price is all the money. This one sold way over the average price; well sold. Sports Car Market


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Auctions America Auburn, IN #4103-1969 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N: 365GT11717. Maroon/black leather. Odo: 46,948 miles. Paint showing some micro-scratches under the taillights. Presentable exterior trim. Sparkling Borrani knockoff chrome spokes. Slight wiper scratching on the windshield. Engine detail one notch above driver quality. Interior shows faded wood trim and the shifter boot coming undone at its base. Equipped with factory a/c, power windows and includes the Ferrari leatherwrapped toolkit. Cond: 3. Well equipped with power windows, bucket seats, brakes, steering, antenna and factory a/c, comes with fiberglass top cover. Cond: 3+. with poverty caps. Decent engine compartment. Interior looks good, showing no excessive wear. Original window sticker displayed with a sticker price of $3,500. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $17,500. I spoke with the consignor and he wasn’t looking for too much more than the high bid, but I don’t think he was very upset about taking it home, either. SOLD AT $148,500. One of not many with bucket seats, this was an attractive, wellequipped package, and it sold well against an optimistic pre-sale estimate. #5013-1962 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 NOT SOLD AT $170,000. The high bid seemed like enough to get the deal done. It’s not as tatty as a full-on driver, but it’s not too far off. There are not too many Ferrari enthusiasts out there clamoring for the 2+2 model. AMERICAN #7042-1940 FORD DELUXE sedan. S/N: 105359148. Maroon/light brown broad cloth. Odo: 67,042 miles. Beautiful, well-done paint, excellent exterior brightwork; rims painted body color with center caps. trim rings and fresh wide whites. Spotless engine compartment. Interior has been totally repainted and reupholstered; looks like it just rolled out of the showroom. Cond: 2. Custom wagon. S/N: 625T02840. Two-tone Candy Apple Red/red leather. Odo: 4,139 miles. 502-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 5-sp. Custom paint still looks good, shows a few scratches but nothing bad. Exterior brightwork showing some pitting and micro-scratches, but otherwise serviceable. Engine compartment dusty but neat. Custom interior holding up well. Equipped with Tremec 5-speed manual, fourwheel disc brakes, Ford nine-inch rear end, air-ride suspension, three-inch Flowmaster dual exhaust, a/c, tilt wheel, custom sound system, roof rack and factory power windows. Cond: 3. #3058-1962 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE convertible. S/N: 862A5377. Cameo Ivory/ black vinyl/two-tone blue vinyl. Odo: 11,396 miles. 389-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint looks good, but the trunk lid does not fit well. Side windows are a little wonky and not well sealed. Eight-lug wheels look good. Side trim showing scratches and pits; bumpers look good. Top was reported to have a recent mechanical rebuild and has a few wrinkles. The glass shows some scratches. Interior upholstery looks good; blue carpet has a brown fade. Well equipped with power steering, top, brakes, windows, seats and factory a/c. Provided with PHS documentation. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. This one was spotted in “Still For Sale” with a $45k price tag; the high bid should have been adequate to get the deal done. I’m guessing the owner wasn’t all that motivated to sell. SOLD AT $22,550. This car sold here at the AA spring sale earlier this year; I declared it a good buy at $26,950 (SCM# 6835882). Since then it’s gone 1 mile and sold for $4,400 less; that’s one expensive mile. Makes one wonder why the buyer from three months ago was so inspired to be rid of it. #3033-1962 PONTIAC CATALINA 2-dr SOLD AT $30,250. This car was recently restored by Classic Automotive in North Carolina at a cost of $73,000. Buying the car for less than half the cost of restoration sounds like a good deal to me. #4136-1960 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N: 60E10955. Olympic White/white vinyl/red leather. Odo: 41,103 miles. 390-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Nice paint, decent panel fit, exterior brightwork shows some scratches. Clean engine compartment. Fluted wheel covers with wide whites, convertible top a little wavy in spots. Interior leather and brightwork show minimal wear. 106 hard top. S/N: 362P78267. Mandalay Red/ two-tone red & cloth vinyl. Odo: 2,695 miles. 389-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Nice paint. Grille surround showing some pitting. Rust starting to emerge on the rear bumper. Nice steel wheels SOLD AT $22,000. Having gone unsold on the block, this truck was spotted in the “Still For Sale” lot. The sale price was pretty high for a 50-year-old truck, but this one was done well and worth every bit of it. Well bought. #3095-1966 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS replica 2-dr hard top. S/N: 135176A163825. Midnight Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 25,887 Sports Car Market #3027-1966 CHEVROLET C10 pickup. S/N: C1446B123931. Blue & white/blue & cloth vinyl. Odo: 6,600 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Beautiful paint and panel fit, save for some minor scratches in the anodized side trim. Exceptional exterior brightwork. 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Auctions America Auburn, IN miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Decent paint and panel fit; exterior trim looks presentable. Nice, tidy engine compartment. Rally wheels. Rings and top-hat caps sporting thin Redline tires. Bench seat; interior looks decent except for the stained headliner. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,500. A time capsule if there ever was one; although I doubt anyone came to the sale thinking, “I’d really like to pick up a clean 1980 Chevette today.” But someone did and they shelled out a lot of money for the privilege; well sold indeed. #7035-1980 CHEVROLET CORVETTE power steering or a/c—ticks all the boxes. The new owner should be very pleased with his purchase. Well bought—I mean really well bought. #2063-1973 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUN- NOT SOLD AT $33,000. The window sticker in “Still For Sale” had an ask price of $36k; the high bid was all the money for an SS tribute car. The seller of this car needs to come down to earth. #4155-1969 PONTIAC TRANS AM rep- lica convertible. S/N: 22367 9N117788. Cameo White/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 4,398 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint shows lots of touch-ups and orange peel. Poor door fit. Brightwork has several dings and dents. Rally II rims with white-letter tires dripping with Armor All. Convertible top stained and showing some holes. Rattle-can engine detail. Interior wear commensurate with age. Rear spoiler, functional Ram Air added to the hood. Cond: 4+. NER 2-dr hard top. S/N: RM21G3G229445. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 12,458 miles. 318-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Black paint with sticker graphics looks good. Presentable exterior trim. Torque Thrust rims. Dark tint on glass. Engine has been modified with headers and electronic ignition. Interior looking a little tired with painted woodgrain flaking off. Aftermarket steering wheel, shifter and A-pillar-mounted tach. Factory equipment includes power steering, brakes and a/c. Cond: 3. coupe. S/N: 1Z878AS419175. Silver/red leather. Odo: 52,968 miles. 350-ci 190-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Body looks like it was recently and hurriedly repainted, not making it to the door jambs. Rally rims with beauty rings and top-hat caps. L48 tucked into a grungy engine compartment. Other than the leather-wrapped steering wheel showing some excessive wear, the interior wear otherwise commensurate with age. Equipped with T-tops, a/c, AM/FM 8-track, power steering, brakes and windows. Comes with lots of documentation. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. This car was promoted as a GM-executive special-order, oneowner car. Unfortunately, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s an anemic 37-year-old Corvette. I can’t see it pulling any more money than the high bid anytime soon; this one should have sold. SOLD AT $18,000. This one crossed the block Friday and sat in the “Still For Sale” lot with a $22k asking price. I guess the owner felt it was time to let it go. Looked like a fair deal both ways. SOLD AT $26,400. This was a bit of a hot mess and the price reflected its presentation. Selling well below the optimistic low estimate but at about the right price for a meh ’69 Firebird convertible. No harm done here. BEST BUY #2095-1970 AMC AMX 2-dr hard top. S/N: AOM397X252921. Hialeah Yellow & matte black/black vinyl. Odo: 40,924 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent paint and panel fit. Sparkling minimal exterior brightwork. Magnum 500 wheels. Exceptional engine-compartment detailing. Spotless interior. Well equipped with 390-ci “Go” package, Ram Air induction, tilt wheel, 3.54:1 twin-grip differential, power disc brakes and heavy-duty cooling. Comes with original build sheet. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,350. I’m guessing the previous owner has some regrets about checking the “no reserve” box on this one. Six years after its restoration, it looks fresh and well done. If you’re looking for an AMX, this one—with the exception of no 108 #4068-1980 CHEVROLET CHEVETTE hatchback. S/N: 1B089A7245781. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 8,825 miles. 1.6-L I4, 2-bbl, auto. Original paint shows little wear. Front-bumper-to-body insert sitting inside the car, leaving an unsightly gap. Decent brightwork. Original whitewall tires with center caps and trim rings; a new set of radials is included with the sale. Nice engine compartment. Interior shows only minimal wear. Equipped with radio and factory a/c. Paperwork and documentation included. Cond: 2-. #7030-1986 FORD BRONCO II custom SUV. S/N: 1FMCU14T0GUB0414. Fire Engine Red/white wood. Odo: 732 miles. 2.9-L fuel-injected V6, 4-sp. Top and windshield removed. Body modified to look like a Fire Chief pedal car. Paint looks decent, tubularwindshield frame installed, chrome bell with pull chain mounted to the cowl. Oversized steering wheel added; gas, brake and clutch pedals extended with mechanism made of screwed pipe and fittings; kind of crude, but it looks functional. White wood bench seat. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,150. 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RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. RM Sotheby’s — Battersea Evolution RM Sotheby’s London auction relies on blue-chip staples to bring results Company RM Sotheby’s Date September 6, 2017 Location London, U.K. Auctioneer Maarten ten Holder Automotive lots sold/offered 37/69 Sales rate 54% Sales total $9,188,328 High sale 2004 Ferrari Enzo coupe, sold at $2,355,455 Buyer’s premium The Bond effect? 2014 Land Rover Defender SVX “Spectre” SUV, sold at $300,141 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics R M Sotheby’s 11th annual visit to London was, according to the numbers, a downbeat affair. In the absence of any mega-expensive cars, as it has fielded at Battersea in years gone by, RM Sotheby’s backed up the Enzo with a tier of potential million-dollar toprankers: AC Cobra, Aston Martin DB5, Bentley R-type Continental, Ferrari F40 and Porsches RS 2.7 Lightweight and 993 GT2. The color-changed Enzo was, predictably, the top seller. RM Sotheby’s sold two other $1m cars, the GT2 and the Bentley Continental — that went for $1m and $1.08m respectively, which you can read about on p. 68 — but not the other four. The Cobra and Aston didn’t clear the bar at $913,473, nor did the F40 at $946k or the RS at $880,849. The K6 Hispano that was expected to raise almost as much as the Enzo fell short at $1.96m. Certainly, less money had been spent before the sale as well as during. In the past, RM Sotheby’s has constructed lavish sets for its top lots — notably the James Bond DB5 and the Lotus Esprit submarine car — and in recent years has provided stylish backdrops for its stars, but this year the creativity was limited to a rather natty pair of artworks inspired by the London tube map for the catalog front and back covers. 110 The RS was a strange one. It had an almost identical history to the example sold at Goodwood in late June — one of 17 RHD Lightweights, hard early life rallying, been an RSR rep, recently restored to original spec, replacement engine — but where the first car sold for a very strong $1m-plus, this couldn’t match it, the best bid falling short of that figure by $200k. Perhaps one rebuilt Lightweight in a couple of months is enough. Like the Ferrari, most of the lots that did sell in the pared-back auc- tion room were retail-friendly, such as the Lexus LFA, or no-reserve and cheapish, such as the Range Rovers. Quirky didn’t cut it here this year. The ex-John Fitzpatrick 911E 2.2, very original and now slightly London, U.K. tatty, fetched an above-estimate $165,078, however, and a 993 Turbo S, one of 26 right-hand drivers, fetched a healthy $388,226, plus that GT2 topped the million mark at $1,012,160 — but almost none of the other Porsches sold. On the “traditional” classics, a super Series 2 Lancia Aurelia B20GT with floor shift made near top estimate at $210k, and a Morgan Aeromax was a rare thing and, offered at no reserve, went well under estimate to finish up at $120k. But a “Spectre” 2014 Land Rover Defender SVX, one of 10 made for the James Bond film, went well over estimate to fetch almost $300k — surely a record for a Landie and a high note to remember. ♦ Sales Totals $30m $40m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 15% on first $260,992, 12.5% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.77) Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. ENGLISH #162-1953 NASH-HEALEY ROAD- STER convertible. S/N: 2416. Eng. # NHA1445. Red/black cloth/black leather. One of 150 Nash-Healey roadsters built with Pinin Farina (two words up to 1957) coachwork. Repainted red from silver before it left the U.S. “Le Mans Dual Jetfire” six tidy, clean and refinished in original colors, and period-looking black battery, too. Leather shows almost no use or wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $67,532. Last sold for $92,400 in 2011 by Gooding & Co. (SCM # 3676305), and before that sold for $55,000 at Christie’s 2007 Monterey sale (SCM# 1570490). Here offered at no reserve and sold cheap. #103-1959 JAGUAR XK 150 3.8 fixed- SOLD AT $71,283. In this Swiss ownership from January 2013, when it was bought for $115,500 at Gooding & Co.’s auction in Scottsdale (SCM# 6739262). Offered at no reserve and sold for about half what was hoped for. Neither fashionable nor desirable in Europe. #144-1955 BENTLEY R-TYPE Conti- nental coupe. S/N: BC56D. Eng. # BCD55. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 96,264 miles. The famous “magic carpet” in very usable condition. D-series floor-shift car, lightweight seats and 4.9 motor from new. Older paint with a few cracks and bubbles. Creased, maybe original leather. Dash timber and door toppings all nice. Cond: 3. head coupe. S/N: S836482BW. White/brown leather. White really doesn’t suit these... and, oh dear, it’s an auto. Even the nice Moto-Lita wheel, hand-sanded by a team of men in a shed, won’t save this one. Condition-wise, apart from something unpleasant going on under the front of the left sill, it’s pretty nice, obviously recently restored, with quite good door fit and with a Swiss title, but the very glib catalog entry really doesn’t tell us anything. Cond: 3+. it sold £10k ($13k) behind the lower estimate, having been offered at no reserve. Expect to see it appear, inflated, at a dealer advertising near you soon. #145-1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 flat-floor convertible. S/N: 876336. Opalescent gunmetal/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 32,463 miles. Flat-floor car, older restoration but still good. Decent paint, lightly scratched chrome. Light spot-weld dimples still showing under rear pan. Gray hood frame. Leather shows just a few light creases, centerconsole trim undamaged. Very clean underneath with new fasteners to suspension, newish-looking exhaust. Sits right on originaltype SP Sport tires. Cond: 2. Heritage Trust certificate confirming what it says it is. Swiss title. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,078,224. This family ownership from 1983. Formerly owned by Victor Gauntlett (when it was registered X 111), one-time financier behind Aston Martin. With the big motor (early R-types were 4.6), manual shift and lightweight seats, it’s the best spec, and sold slap in the middle of the estimate range. (See profile, p. 68.) #164-1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100 roadster. S/N: BN1L225762. Black/ cream/red vinyl/red leather. Odo: 56,661 miles. Good all around, fairly good door/wing/sill fit, decent chrome. Newish leather and carpets. “L” etched on gearknob suggests original first-gear slot may have been uncorked. (Healey 100 uses a 4-speed A90 gearbox with first blanked off because it’s too low a ratio in a light sports car.) With dealerfitted Le Mans kit, and British Motor Industry BEST BUY 112 SOLD AT $52,525. Originally supplied to New York, entered this ownership in 2014 when RM sold it in Monte Carlo for $100,176 (SCM# 6720078). Spec takes it into a niche market where there aren’t many players. Sold quite some way behind the £60k–£80k ($78k– $104k) reserve, which would have been right for a nice car with a DIY gearbox. #104-1960 JAGUAR Mk 2 3.8 Saloon. S/N: 200680BW. Green/brown leather. RHD. Good and straight following 2012 restoration in Italy 3,500 miles ago, still sits a little high at the rear. Presumably that’s when it received the manual gearbox. Leather still appears newish, dash timber and door cappings have been nicely refinished. Modern stereo detracts, but not much. Motor is a later 3.8 replacement; tidy, with original airbox. Italian papers. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,766. In Italy since 1990. Best spec—3.8 manual with overdrive (though chassis number says it started as an auto) on wires and though it’s a cliché, what people call British Racing Green is the best color for these, too. So, aside from that slight non-original glitch, it’s a retailer’s dream, especially as SOLD AT $255,120. U.S.-market car, converted to RHD during restoration though that doesn’t appear to have hurt the price too much. #157-1964 BENTLEY S3 Continental drophead coupe. S/N: BC142XC. Eng. # 71CBC. White/blue cloth/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 31,381 miles. Older (early ’90s) restoration and now a bit tired. Coachlines slightly fogged and not quite straight, which just highlights that body sides and sills are a bit wavy and inner wheelarch lips uneven. 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RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. SOLD AT $75,035. Originally green with green leather, delivered to West Country brewing magnate Keith Showering (did the U.S. get Babycham?). To Japan in 1994, and to another Japanese owner in 2004. Hammered sold at under half the lower estimate of £110k ($142k)... but it basically just wasn’t very nice. I’d call this about the right money for an old smoker, but it needed to be better to get the required money here. #154-1972 ASTON MARTIN V8 coupe. S/N: V810534RCA. Silver/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 33,223 miles. Older restoration (in the U.K.), originally blue over blue. Body appears straight with decent sills, though in the catalog pics the silver doesn’t quite match between the doors and the rear quarters. Wears Vantage air dam. Decent interior, dash top, instruments, lightly creased leather, Oscar-India-type veneers. Nardi steering wheel. With a/c and later Becker CD player. Motor still with fuel injection, intake pipes have been refinished. U.S. title. Cond: 3+. Gold/beige vinyl. RHD. Odo: 29,389 miles. “Suffix B” car, restored on a new galvanized chassis with all the right details. Redone Palomino vinyl, Wingard mirrors. Instrument pod uncracked, main dash molding looks new. Floor mats okay. Cond: 2-. though veneer fit isn’t great. Wilton overmats. Still has its rear parcel shelf. Not sagging at the rear, so air suspension works. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $39,018. Could almost have been the twin of the red one (except that was a Suffix C) sold at Salon Privé for $47k the weekend before (see p. 126), so possibly came from the same restorer. Sold a little behind the lower estimate of £30k ($39k), and cheapish for an early Rangie with little obvious difference from the most collectible Suffix A cars. #167-1979 FORD CAPRI Group 1 ex- SOLD AT $153,822. Originally supplied to Hong Kong. Offered without reserve but reached the expected mid-estimate sum. All V8s are up following the climb of the Volante and X-Pack cars, but well sold. #171-1973 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series III V12 convertible. S/N: UD1S22126. Eng. # 7S10842LB. Silver/black cloth/black leather. Fairly horrid. Bulges and bubbles in sides speak of corrosion displacing the body filler. Obviously hit in the front at some point as it’s had a new subframe and bonnet (clamshell) that hasn’t yet been painted. Front grille bent, over-riders missing, headlights held in by gravity. With hard top. Cond: 4. Gordon Spice racer. S/N: CC13. Red & white/black velour. RHD. Group 1 meant showroom stock (yeah, right...). One of 17 built in period by CC Racing Developments, with Neil Brown engine, then recently restored and recommissioned to race-worthy order by Ric Wood, who owned it for 20 years. Tidy and presentable all around for a racer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $39,018. Not very long ago you could hardly give away old Rangies, and this was offered at no reserve with a rather hopeful, I thought, lower estimate of £25k ($32,500). Interestingly, fetched the same price as the nicely restored early three-door Suffix B Rangie later in the sale. And the dealer I thought had restored it was recently asking £39,900 ($52k) for an identical example to this LSE with more miles. Not long until values catch up with the cost of restoring them, then. #108-2011 MORGAN AEROMAX coupe. S/N: SA9AER0MAX48A0043. Metallic blue/red leather. Odo: 2,700 km. One of 100. Good all around, as you’d expect (hope?) from the very low mileage. This one built with seat mounted directly to floor to increase room, and pedals nearer bulkhead. Optional automatic. Swiss title. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $46,522. Supplied new to the U.S. Offered at no reserve but exceeded its £10k– £15k ($13k–$19.5k) estimate. A bubbly old federal-spec V12 Jag that hasn’t run for years—what could possibly go wrong? Just imagine how nice an XJ12 you’d get for this. #146-1973 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER utility. S/N: 355064242B. Bahama 114 SOLD AT $135,063. Won the 4 Hours of Nivelles with Gordon Spice; next best result was 5th overall and fastest lap at the 1979 Spa 24 Hours. Driven at the 2017 Goodwood Members’ Meeting by Roberto Ravaglia. Last sold at Silverstone Auctions’ February 2017 Stoneleigh Park auction for $91,198 (SCM# 6799045) and the owner rightly thought he could flip it after Goodwood exposure, for the expected price right in the middle of the estimate range. There are an increasing number of events open to ’70s and ’80s saloons, and it’s a welcome change from the hordes of Mustangs in Historics, costing roughly the same and running basically the same technology. #134-1993 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER Vogue LSE SUV. S/N: SALLHBM33KA638599. Green/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 63,292 miles. LSE is the long one. Restored, good all around. Original leather is cracking slightly, dash plastics all good, SOLD AT $120,056. Build started in 2009 but not registered until 2011. Offered at no reserve, let go slightly under the £100k ($130k) lower estimate. #158-2014 LAND ROVER DEFENDER SVX “Spectre” SUV. S/N: SALLDHSP8FA462391. Santorini Black/black cloth & vinyl. Odo: 234 km. One of 10 crew-cab 110s built by Bowler with lots of extras for the film “Spectre,” including huge tires. Good all around; even rope is still clean. Big roll cage outside plus roll hoop inside. Recaro seats with four-point harnesses. Motor bumped in power from 120 to 185 bhp. Extra hydraulic handbrake fitted (presumably operating on rear brakes only instead of transmission drum) but now disconnected. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $300,141. Only used for gentle drive-by filming, says the catalog, which would square with Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. ’80s. Upgraded to MS spec at the same time. Cotal electric gearbox rebuilt in 2007. Body and paint still good, with Hinds’ dragonfly radiator ornament. Leather taking on a pleasing patina, with front seat bases a little baggy. Dash veneer slightly cracked and modern stereo looks a bit out of place, but it’s not cut into dash. Discreet orange indicators added. English registered. Cond: 3+. sports seats, sunroof and electric windows and mirrors. Cond: 3. the condition and minimal mileage. Offered at no reserve and sold at more than twice the £100k ($130k) lower estimate. It’s that James Bond effect again... FRENCH #155-1935 HISPANO-SUIZA K6 cabrio- let. S/N: 16035. Black/black canvas/red leather. RHD. Near-perfect restored order, with faultless paint, chrome, dash and hardlyused leather. Body is largely new: had been modified slightly and in the early 2000s was put back to its original spec when Brandone drawings were discovered. Motor refreshed by RM Sotheby’s in 2015. No odometer. Now with English title. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $270,127. Sold bang in the middle of the rather wide estimate range. Should provide much the same experience as the unsold Hispano (Lot 155). And though it’s not quite as elegant as something like a Figoni et Falaschi body on the same chassis, it’s about a quarter of the price. #166-1980 RENAULT 5 Turbo hatch- back. S/N: VF1822004D0000020. Eng. # C7573124. Yellow/red velour. Odo: 43,837 km. Group 4-spec rally car, some of it later upgraded to Group B spec; exact history unclear, though in Tour de Corse livery, with lots of hillclimbs and rallies in Greece behind it. Good order all around, but hard to get to as it was wedged in a corner between other cars. Greek title. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $165,078. First owned by racing driver John Fitzpatrick. Lightly damaged and repaired in his ownership and S-type front bumper fitted. In single-family ownership since 1972. Fitzpatrick commented in Classic Cars’ November issue that he was astounded at the price, which was £36,500/$47,200— more than 35%—over the high estimate. #125-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight coupe. S/N: 9113601501. White & red/black velour. RHD. Odo: 2,176 miles. One of 17 RHD Lightweights and the last sold in Great Britain. Former rally car, recently (2010–14) restored to original road spec and presents almost like a new one, but it’s taken an awful lot to get it here, including roof and floor pans. Replacement engine. Sits on period-type CN36s. Underside of front lid autographed by owner/driver Cathal Curley, with whom it had most of its wins, including the 1974 Circuit of Ireland. With FIA Historic Technical Passport. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $1,957,442. Formerly owned by Peter Mullin and Sam and Emily Mann, it was first a concours winner in 1936 and has been a Best in Show nominee at Pebble Beach. Previously sold at $2,255,000 by RM in Pebble Beach August 2013 (SCM# 6452764), when that was £1,442,338. This time not sold at £1.5m (now $196m), against an estimate of £1.6m–£1.8m ($2m–$2.3m), which would have potentially made it the high seller of the evening. Presumably the plan was to make a high-dollar car look more attractive to U.S. buyers by selling in sterling, the value of which has tanked since our “Brexit” vote in 2016... which would have been a fine plan if it had worked. But given that the restoration is now a few years old and it’s already done the concours circuit, it’s not unnatural to expect the price to have softened slightly. So I’m slightly surprised it didn’t sell. #151-1938 DELAHAYE TYPE 135 MS Conversion cabriolet. S/N: 60221. Eng. # 60221. Silver & brown/red leather. RHD. Odo: 661 km. Original Coach Mouette (pillarless two-door) body by Chapron, then converted into a cabrio by Bill Hinds in the early 116 SOLD AT $217,602. Bought at RM Sotheby’s Paris sale in January for $274,730 (SCM# 6817200). Offered without reserve and sold for pretty strong money, though the catalog entry had been toned down a bit since. Presale it was rumored to be one of the cars driven by Bruno Saby the year he became French Rally Champion, so maybe the buyers knew more than the catalogers did. GERMAN #119-1971 PORSCHE 911E coupe. S/N: 9111200556. Conda Green/black velour & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 64,661 miles. Very original; older repaint now showing a few chips and blisters, especially on front wings and behind sunroof, whose seal is perished. Interior holding up well. Options from new included LSD, NOT SOLD AT $880,849. Led a hard life in rallying in Ireland and England, then sold to South Africa, where it became an RSR rep with 3.4 twin-plug motor, and was rolled in 1987. In 2010 sold to the U.K., where it was repaired. Not sold at a claimed £675k ($881k). Strangely, Bonhams offered another of the 17 with almost identical history at Goodwood and got £825k ($1.07m, SCM# 6840080) for it, which I thought was strong money. Though much of this car is new, it does have continuous history, so I thought somebody would have wanted it, even at reduced money. #111-1996 PORSCHE 911 GT2 coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ99ZTS392062. Black/black leather. Odo: 18,053 km. One of 161 roadgoing 993 GT2s, optioned with a/c, electric windows, radio, airbags and GT2 badge delete. Straight and shiny; previous damage well repaired. Seat leather quite heavily creased. Cond: 2. Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. black velour. RHD. Odo: 26,718 km. One of 140 right-handers built. Well kept with no scuffs or scrapes, relatively low mileage. Service history runs up to 2015. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $165,078. Delivered new to New Zealand, to the U.K. in 2016 (we both drive on the left, so the steering wheel is on the right side). Like so many cars at U.K. auctions today, let go slightly under its lower estimate. SOLD AT $1,012,160. One private German owner from new. Bent (both ends... I think we can visualize what happened) at the Nürburgring in 1999 and repaired by Porsche in Stuttgart. Appears to have been basically unused since 2005, with only 3,000 km covered since the repairs. I didn’t think they were worth this much, either, but RM Sotheby’s success last year with a clutch of fast 964s and 993s appears to have raised the bar somewhat, and the all-in price with premium was £25k ($33k) over the £3/4m ($979k) upper estimate. A million dollars is RS 2.7 Lightweight money... (See profile, p. 74.) #124-1998 PORSCHE 911 Turbo S coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ99ZWS370667. Silver/ blue leather. RHD. Odo: 23,283 miles. One of 26 built in RHD out of 345 total, from the days when Porsche did fetching blue seat belts. Recently recommissioned after a few years in storage. Leather polished shiny on driver’s side with an oddly collapsed outer bolster, shows almost no wear on passenger’s side. Carpets unworn, dash and door carbons all good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $210,099. First registered in Milan, ITA, then off the road 1963–74. Bought in England 1974 by an owner who kept it until 2016 and clearly cherished it. Though SII isn’t the most “desirable” (a relative term: they all are), sold near top estimate and deservedly so. #141-1956 ALFA ROMEO 1900 C Super SOLD AT $388,226. Sold where expected. RM didn’t quite have the mad run on aircooled Porsche prices that it enjoyed last year and was hoping for again, but this is a perfectly respectable price for a low-mileage collectible car. #107-2003 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ99Z4S691047. White/ Sprint coupe. S/N: AR1900C10160. Blue & silver/red leather. Odo: 13,292 km. Older restoration. Nicely patinated leather, newishlooking carpets. Rally tripmeter in front of passenger, Nardi wheel. No big leaks from motor, still has its original airbox. Swiss title. Cond: 3. ITALIAN #121-1952 LANCIA AURELIA B20 GT Series II coupe. S/N: B201833. Black/gray wool. RHD. Odo: 95,456 km. Older (1974) restoration, majorly titivated three more times in its life since. Straight and shiny with lovely paint and chrome. Original green-hued spotlights still intact. Wool seat coverings unmarked, with racing-style lap belts, instruments perfect. Fitted with all the desirable extras: Nardi steering wheel, floor change, Condor radio and Borrani Turbo alloy-rim wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $202,595. Was in Sweden, where it was restored twice, then in Belgium before Swiss ownership from 2010. The pinnacle of 1900 development, which is why they command this much money. Market-correct price. December 2017 117


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RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. #102-1962 FIAT 500 Giardiniera wagon. S/N: 120321345. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 3,934 km. Suicide-door tiny wagon, with vertical twin laid flat under rear floor in the estate. Restored (in Paris), shiny, but door apertures are a little uneven and sill-to-floor seams not very sharp. Chrome and brightwork all good save for one small ding near center of back bumper. Original seat vinyl still intact, floor mats are probably repros. French registered. Cond: 3+. fresh-looking exhaust. Chrome pretty good, grille straight. Very creased leather—almost to the point of distress—may be original; rest of interior much better with nice dash and instruments. Sits nicely on polished Borranis. With books and tools. Dutch title. Cond: 3+. won’t want to be driving it far, or fast, or in the rain. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,508. Offered without reserve and hammered at about half of the lower estimate of £23k ($30k), which looked rather hopeful. As this was the first real car lot after a DeTomaso prototype model, it rather set the scene for the rest of the evening. #168-1966 FERRARI 330 GT Series II 2+2 coupe. S/N: 8319. Eng. # 8319. Blue/red leather. Odo: 1,731 miles. Second-series car, older repaint, refinished again following a passenger’s side front accident in 2003. Fairly straight, with a few hints of ripples in the doors. Hood and trunk fit not great. Driver’s side end of rear bumper is bent upwards, but strangely, passenger’s side end is closer to side repeater... Well, they weren’t entirely symmetrical when they were new. Refinished alloys. Recently redone interior, so leather is still almost like new, dash top a little faded. Italian title, though catalog shows it on Monaco plates. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $292,638. One of 52 RHD out of 801 total, and believed the first “Queen Mother” (affectionately coined by Road & Track in 1969, but which seems to have morphed into “Queen Mary”) supplied to Singapore. To Australia in 1981, to the Netherlands in 2016. Winning bid was exactly between the upper and lower estimates, and final price was just £10k ($13k) under the £235k ($307k) being asked for a possibly notquite-as-nice, 31,000-mile RHD example I drove earlier in 2017. So I’d say the money here was spot-on, with a hair left in it for retail. #140-1971 FIAT 500 Minimaxi roadster. S/N: 110F2779791. Light blue/brown vinyl. Odo: 63,297 miles. Angular beach car. Recently restored, sheet metal is clean and sharp, though interior looks a bit scruffy, with no carpets exposing painted-over soundproofing. Seat vinyl is original and mostly good, with just a few nicks in piping, one small split in driver’s side outer bolster. A few random holes in dash, may be for missing trim pieces. One piece of heater trunking missing. French title. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $285,134. Delivered new in Germany and remained there most of its life. In storage 1990–2015. BBi is the least-desirable/ collectible Boxer, but it’s still a helluva car, sold here for middle-estimate money. It seems like only yesterday that they hit £100k (then $150k) for the first time... #117-1988 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N: ZFFGJ34B000080786. Red/red velour. Odo: 37,714 km. Non-cat, non-adjust Euro F40 with sliding windows. No cracks in C-pillars, so may have been painted (paint thickness varied hugely on these, and you couldn’t always see the carbon weave from new). Seat velour lightly rucked but not soiled, some light scuffing on carbon parts. Instrument pod covering creased and ripply—all in keeping with an F40 that’s been used a bit. Fuel tanks good until 2020, though smells petrolly inside. With books and tools. Classiche certified. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $946,097. Delivered new by Pozzi of Lyon to Christian Philippsen, president of the French Ferrari Owners Club, on September 16, 1989. Though it was the most desirable spec for collectors, not sold against a £775k–£975k ($1m–$1.3m) estimate—top bid was at least £50k light, but I would have taken the money. Not a great week for F40s, as Silverstone had to withdraw “80726” right before the sale the previous weekend. SOLD AT $22,511. Believed one of 90 made. Offered without reserve and sold £2,500 ($3,250) behind the lower estimate. SOLD AT $247,616. First supplied to Spain, most recently residing in Monaco. Sold where expected. Market correct for a driver-quality car. #110-1970 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N: 13399. Eng. # 13399GT. Dark blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 33,858 miles. Repainted from original Oro Kelso (light gold) some time before 2016 and still shiny, no dings, 118 #127-1983 FERRARI 512 BBI coupe. S/N: ZFFJA09B000044661. Red/black leather. Odo: 69,722 km. Straight, sharp, restored. Some nose sealing rubber a bit displaced. A few nicks and scratches in wheel rims. Leather lightly creased. Dash top okay, but stitching a bit freehand and wavy. Very ’80s graphic equalizer mounted under left side of dash. Sits on original (or original-type) TRXs, so you BEST BUY #122-1991 LANCIA DELTA HF Integrale Evoluzione I hatchback. S/N: ZLA831AB000558052. Black/ black leather. Odo: 105,645 km. Standard spec pre-cat car, straight and a few small scuffs and chips around the front. Perforated leather lightly creased and looks more untidy than it really is, but it doesn’t age as fast as the Alcantara you usually find in these. Dash plastics all intact, steering wheel not too shiny. Enamel flaking off HF badges. Wheels refinished. Added strut brace over motor. Cond: 3. Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s London, U.K. Campionario, finish still perfect. Leather still shows almost no use or wear. All interior carbons still good and unscratched. With full history, books and tools. Ferrari Classiche certified. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,355,455. Sold by RM for $1,319,244 at its Leggenda e Passione sale at the Ferrari factory in 2008 (SCM# 1640708) to the present owner, who had its color changed (because he could...). Selling over top estimate, this represented 25% of the day’s takings. SOLD AT $39,018. Imported into the U.K. in 1998. Offered at no reserve and hammered more than £10k ($13k) behind the £40k ($52k) lower estimate. Cheeky to ask a retail price at auction... #142-2004 FERRARI ENZO coupe. S/N: ZFFCZ56B000136085. Blu Tour de France/ tan leather. Odo: 8,884 miles. Clean and sharp, color changed from original and unique Matt Titanio Extra TOP 10 No. 10 JAPANESE #136-2012 LEXUS LFA coupe. S/N: JTHHX8BHX08000211. Pearl red/cream leather. Odo: 2,592 km. Number 213 out of 500. Clean and tidy, low mileage. Leather and carpets unmarked, just a few scratches on driver’s kick plates. Comes with a pair of fitted suitcases. Spanish title. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $402,907. Resident all its life on Gran Canaria, which is about the size of Greater London but does have motorways. It’s a modern car but included here to gauge where they are in the market. So this is what a used Lexus supercar sells for at a public auction near the back end of 2017, achieving a mid-estimate price. AMERICAN #148-1964 SHELBY COBRA 289 road- ster. S/N: CSX2311. Green/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 30,194 miles. 289-ci V8, 2x4bbl, 4-sp. Older cosmetic restoration. Straight body with light sandblasting on rear wheelarch lips. Straight chassis rails, clean and sharp wishbones. Well-creased and baggy leather probably original, aircraft-style lap belts. Still with Cobra “All Transistor” radio, plus extra 12-volt socket. Dual four-barrels, still with grease gun clipped to right footwell. Dutch title. Mileage believed genuine. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $913,473. First owned in Florida. Came to Europe in 2012. Not sold at £700k against a £775k–£900k ($1m–$1.2m) estimate. Another case of everyone needing to revise their expectations down slightly. #161-1966 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N: SFM6S906. Red & white/black vinyl. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A race car all its life, starting with SCCA events in California. Restored 1996, when it was converted to R spec. Monte Carlo bar, MSD ignition, fuel cell in trunk. Very period-looking bucket seats. No odometer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $157,574. Originally supplied by Hayward Motors and claimed one of 17 1966 GT350s raced in period. Came to the U.K. in 2005. Cheap for a Shelby, expensive for a pre’66 Mustang racer. © 120 Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Woodstock, U.K. Silverstone Auctions — The Salon Privé sale Silverstone meets Bonhams’ vintage and restoration cars with modern classics and supercars at Blenheim Palace Company Silverstone Auctions Date September 2, 2017 Location Woodstock, U.K. Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered 35/69 Sales rate 51% Sales total $3,457,615 High sale Top seller — 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE flat-nose cabriolet, sold at $317,500 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE flat-nose cabriolet, sold at $317,500 Buyer’s premium Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics A s usual on the first weekend of September, Silverstone went head-tohead with Bonhams. Both held U.K. auctions on the same day — although there’s very different fare on offer at this relative newcomer event. Silverstone brought a mixture of supercars and more modern classics compared with the predominantly Vintage and restoration cars at the well-established Beaulieu Autojumble sale in the New Forest. Though there were quite a few passes, those cars that did sell went for good money. A rare 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE flat-nose cabriolet — the holy grail for 930 collectors with only 10 made — broke the U.K. auction record when it sold for $317,500k. A low-mileage 1974 911 S 2.7 also found a new home in California for $113,601 over the upper estimate. 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.77) That Porsche drew the attention slightly from the star lot, the Ferrari Woodstock, U.K. Classiche-certified F40 that had to be withdrawn once Silverstone learned its full history. Also detracting from the drama was the Salon Privé concours, the weekend hosts of Supercar Sunday, with a constant stream of paddle-shifted hypercars burbling and crackling up the Blenheim Palace driveway, so it was placed as obvious bait for a certain demographic of the visitors. Silverstone did well with a rare Tommi Makinen edition Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI that soared past its lower estimate of $44k, selling in the room for $60,441. A 1963 Split-Window Sting Ray reached $133k, almost $30k clear of its lower estimate. A multi- award-winning 1969 Shelby GT500 also did well to reach $133k. The 1949 Cadillac Sedanette looked like a great alternative to the Bentley Continental offered at Battersea, at a fraction of the price, but couldn’t reach the required $39k. Two rare Lamborghinis were on offer: a 1974 Urraco P250 drew almost $125k, while a 1966 1R tractor sold on the phone for $27k. A 1976 Rolls-Royce Shadow I sold for $44,421, much more than its “real” value thanks to celebrity ownership, and a 1972 Corniche went to Australia for $48,062. A restored 1974 Suffix-C Range Rover was a good alternative to the very early cars, selling for $46,605. Sadly, the sell-through rate ended up even 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Tommi Makinen Edition sedan, sold at $60,441 122 lower than RM Sotheby’s a few days later at just 54%. The jury is still out on whether it’s a good idea to hold auctions in conjunction with major motoring events, although Silverstone always manages good results at its annual visit to Race Retro in February. ♦ Sales Totals $18m $15m $12m $9m $6m $3m 0 2017 2016 2015 2014 Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Woodstock, U.K. ENGLISH #221-1934 BENTLEY 3½ LITRE drop- head coupe. S/N: B33BL. Blue & light blue/ blue cloth/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 74,956 miles. Restored; excellent paint and chrome. Leather is older and lightly creased, timbers have been refinished. Cond: 3+. ($155k). Not enough. Deleted from online catalog soon after the sale. #258-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II BJ7 convertible. S/N: HBJ7L19403. Blue & white/blue cloth/blue leather. RHD. Restored from a left-hand-drive export car, 19,000 mile since. Door/sill/front wing fit pretty good. Unworn leather, carpets still look new, Moto-Lita steering wheel. Motor tidy, now with alternator. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $73,921. I drove this a couple of years back... It was asking £75k ($114k) then, and for £80k ($122k) could have come with a 5-speed gearbox without overdrive—it was a little short-geared. Slightly well bought, although color is against it. SOLD AT $148,555. Originally owned by one of the co-founders of the Bristol Aeroplane Company, last six years in Spain. Hammered sold just short of the £110k ($142k) lower estimate. #267-1947 JAGUAR MK IV 1.5 SE Sa- loon. S/N: 413284. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 40,782 miles. Recently refurbed and repainted, but interior is beautifully original, with original characterful seat leather and refinished timber. Door leather looks new. Very nice chrome probably new too. Semaphore indicators still work. Wore a K&N air filter last time we saw it; motor now tidied up and fitted with correct filter. Not yet U.K. registered. Cond: 3+. #265-1960 MGA 1600 Deluxe roadster. S/N: GHNL99312. Eng. # 16GAU12287. Iris Blue/blue cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 10,572 miles. Really good restoration (from a left-hand-drive export car) to better than it left Abingdon, U.K., and a multiple concours winner. Paint and chrome excellent, new leather, presents very sharply. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $79,294. Supplied new in California. On the money for a nice, fresh and usable late car, whose values are beginning to be eclipsed by the earlier 4-cylinder 100s. #266-1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible. S/N: HBJ8L26891. Green & white/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 4,463 miles. Export car converted to RHD during late ’80s restoration; still presents well, although shiny paint shows a few areas of microblistering on shrouds. Door fit pretty good, sills a bit wavy. Chrome okay. Perforated leather probably original in rear, redone in front. Moto-Lita wood-rim wheel, dash veneer okay. Period radio... just of a slightly later period than the car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $61,898. So-called Deluxe model is popular as it’s essentially a Twin Cam but without the twin-cam engine, once considered troublesome... but with four-wheel discs, knockoff wheels, competition suspension, sometimes a close-ratio gearbox and usually Competition Deluxe seats. This sold for Twin Cam money, roughly £10k ($13k) over the usual price for a pushrod car, but deserved. #244-1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I SOLD AT $55,344. Before restoration spent 30 years in a Dutch collection, then sold at Bonhams Beaulieu, September 7, 2013, for $21,064 (SCM# 6731272). This time hammered sold near the lower estimate, and though the money probably won’t cover the cost of the refurb work, it’s probably just expensive enough to make sure it’s not cannibalized to provide a chassis for an SS 100 replica. Well done all round. #210-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 3.4 coupe. S/N: S804248. White/red leather. RHD. Home-market car, restored from original green with tan leather. Door fit pretty good, newish carpets, only light wear to leather. Various hop-up items in engine bay including alloy catch tanks and triple SUs on replacement cylinder head. Cond: 3+. 124 3.8 convertible. S/N: 877026. Dark blue/gray cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 8,879 miles. Nicely restored, shiny and presents well. Spotweld dimples under rear pan filled. Paint lightly orange-peeled in places. Baggy leather. Alloy center-console trim okay. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $58,257. Originally supplied to San Francisco, highly optioned with heater, laminated windscreen, overdrive and adjustable steering column, which it retains. Repatriated in 1989 and restored. Pretty much bargain-basement price as far as usable Healeys go. NOT SOLD AT $155,352. Bid to £120k #203-1965 SUNBEAM TIGER 260 MK I convertible. S/N: B9471912HROFE. Black/ black vinyl/red leather. RHD. Odo: 2,852 miles. Tidy and standard “British Cobra” (hang on, wasn’t the Cobra British apart from the motor and gearbox...). Older restoration (odo was zeroed then at 76,659 miles), straight and rot-free with decent interior; leather lightly worn. Now with alternator. Four-spoke Revolutions suit it. Cond: 3. Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Woodstock, U.K. very good. Moto-Lita wheel. Various shiny dress-up parts in engine bay, plus electric fan. Sits on Minilite-style alloys. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,041. Priced about right for a nicely restored, slightly non-standard TR6—making it look quite a bargain against a TR5 or even TR4 IRS, which would be at least £10k ($13k) more in similar condition. #213-1972 ROLLS-ROYCE COR- SOLD AT $51,029. Only 7,000-odd of these were built—most for export—and many of them have grown 289s or even been reshelled using Alpine donors. On the money for a tidy and stock home-market car. #208-1972 FORD ESCORT Mexico 2-dr sedan. S/N: BFATMC00061. Daytona Yellow/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 14,088 miles. Perfectly restored, though judging by the way some of the unique-to-RS bits have been unpicked and reattached—such as the inner wing strengtheners—may be a reshell. Correct in every detail, complete with RS-only optional rear skid pan and RS alloys. Interior excellent. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $48,062. The hand-built two-doors have always commanded much higher prices than the Shadow saloons, whose bodies were made by Pressed Steel in Cowley, but this was quite strong money nonetheless. Well sold. #262-1974 LAND ROVER RANGE SOLD AT $49,518. In one-family ownerhip until three years ago, when it was restored. Opening bid of £30k ($38.8k) online showed where this was going, and even if it’s a reshell it’s been done very well, so hasn’t affected value. #202-1972 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N: CP76589D. Pimento/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Original RHD U.K.-market car, restored about five years ago, still very sharp, clean and tidy. CP series is originally 150 bhp before they were detuned, so strange that it’s on Webers instead of original fuel injection. Door fit not bad. Newish leather replaces original vinyl, and aftermarket burled dash veneer SOLD AT $46,605. On the money. Looks cheap for an early Rangie, but a Suffix A car— or even one of the Velar prototypes—would be getting on for twice this, so aiming slightly later is a shrewd move. Well bought. #225-1976 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW Saloon. S/N: SRH24882. Black Emerald Metallic/black leather. RHD. Odo: 39,631 miles. Later steel-bumper car in very nice order. Was bronze, recently repainted in Rolls-Royce Black Emerald Metallic. Accord- 126 Sports Car Market ROVER 2-dr utility. S/N: 35509325C. Red/ beige vinyl. RHD. Odo: 43,301 miles. Excellently restored Suffix C Rangie on a new body frame, correct in every detail, though Palomino seat vinyl is inevitably repro. Correct unpainted rivets in door shuts, no cracks in instrument pod, main dash moulding looks new. Original rubber mats under added carpet set. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $247,592. Reckoned to be one of 42 RHD cars from this model year. Hammered mid-estimate, where expected. #212-1962 PORSCHE 356B 1600S coupe. S/N: 120067. Silver/dark blue leather. RHD. Recently restored, very sharp, with original radio. Interior unworn with new carpets; new perforated leather looks hardly sat in. Motor stock, concours in factory finishes with repro stickers. Cond: 2+. NICHE coupe. S/N: CRH13581. Regal Red/cream vinyl/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 46,625 miles. Nicely kept with decent paint and chrome. Rear arches okay. Interior very good with unworn leather in rear, re-Connolized front seats, and excellent veneers. With all original books and tools, plus original first-aid kit. Cond: 3+. ing to service records, mileage is genuine, which fits with the nicely creased-in seats. Timbers and veneers all excellent. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $44,421. Big bumpers arrived in 1977. This one is further inflated by “celeb” factor, as the seller was singer Jay Kay. Figure on about a 50% increase over its real value, which just about matches the cost of the recent £22k ($33.5k) paint job. GERMAN #227-1960 PORSCHE 356B Super 90 cabriolet. S/N: 153702. White/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 80,110 miles. U.K.-market car, restored 2011 and still very presentable. Interior redone, seat leather only lightly creased and baggy, driver’s side carpet a little loose; original Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio, Marchal driving lamps. Porsche Certificate of Authority. Cond: 2-.


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On the Radar The Farewell to 1992 Edition These cars are now over 25 years old and legal to import into the United States for the first time. by Jeff Zurschmeide 1990–92 Asia Rocsta SOLD AT $152,924. You couldn’t ask for much nicer, though it sold (in the room) for £5k ($6.4k) under the lower estimate—a common feature of U.K. auctions over the past 18 months. Pros: It’s a Jeep, but not a Jeep. It’s got your choice of 1.8-liter gas or 2.2-liter diesel engines, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and 4WD system. It is available with a hard or soft top. Kia made this car, and it is based on a South Korean Army vehicle, which was clearly based on a Jeep. Plus, how cool is that name? Roc-Sta! Cons: Lots of classified ads seeking replacement transfer cases could spell expensive parts trouble. By the time you get it to the U.S., it’s probably more expensive than just getting a Jeep. Price range: $3k–$5k, plus import costs. 1992 Honda Civic SiR Pros: 160 to 170 horsepower from Honda’s first VTEC engine, dropped into a Japanese Domestic Market RHD Honda body from the era when Honda was the toast of tuner society. Choose from the SiR, SiR-II or SiR-S models. All of them feature Honda reliability and topshelf performance. They’re fast and they’re furious. Cons: The B16A engine is available on its own, so a fake SiR is for most purposes the same as a real one. A boy racer has owned most surviving examples at some point. Price range: $2k–$5k, plus import costs. 1992 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Pros: First of the legendary Evo line. The 2-liter turbo DOHC engine is rated at 224 hp, 228 ft-lb. Five-speed manual transmission and AWD. Driveline shared with the Galant VR4 for parts availability. Choose the all-business RS trim with roll-up windows and hard seats or the GSR trim for creature comforts. Cons: Less-effective viscous limited-slip differential delivered on 1992 models. Young men have owned — and probably abused —most of these cars at some point. Price range: $5k–$10k, plus import costs. ♦ 128 SOLD AT $113,601. Supplied new in the U.S., repatriated to Germany in 2012, to the U.K. in 2015. Not sold at Bonhams’ FoS sale in June 2017 (SCM# 6843404) and before that sold by Silverstone in its Porsche auction on October 2015 for $121,307 (when that was £82k, SCM# 6798233). #257-1986 PORSCHE 911 Supersport SOLD AT $52,431. Pricey for a 912 and hard to see how the seller is getting anything close to his money back. #232-1974 BMW 2002 Turbo coupe. S/N: 4290109. White/black vinyl. Odo: 35,080 km. Good, repainted, very good interior vinyl. Carpets a bit worn, red instrument surround okay. Recently “mechanically recommissioned” RSR replica coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ91ZGS103435. Eng. # 63G05480. White & blue/ black velour. RHD. Odo: 172,624 miles. 3.2 Carrera Supersport all got up to look like an RSR (well, it already had the steel arches...), complete with 1974 registration number. Recaros, half roll cage, Wevo shifter, Turbo brakes, etc., but motor rebuilt 5,000 miles ago, left stock. All in good order. Cond: 3+. Sports Car Market SOLD AT $91,026. Quite a good buy, as the with-premium price just about matched the pre-sale lower estimate. A 280 would have cost more, but these are just as appealing to drive, especially with the manual on a 230. #263-1968 PORSCHE 912 Targa. S/N: 12870960. Oxford Grey/black & dark gray vinyl. Odo: 28,122 miles. Recently extensively restored, which included new wings and floorpans. Mostly new lights and trim, new wheels which look a bit repro. Engine is a later replacement. New exhaust. New carpets. Leather-covered dash a bit wrinkly. Color is appropriate given that we’re just north of Oxford. Cond: 2+. #206-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N: 11304220002648. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 49,462 miles. Good restored order in a darker silver than original— though with pronounced headlight swages that appear to be getting bolder as time goes on. These are becoming almost a parody of themselves: Just little nicks will do, okay? Anyway, usual welding in the rear chassis legs, okay heater controls, and this sports the little rubber sill spouts that, like the swages, we’re seeing with increasing frequency on restored cars. Full marks for effort, though retrimmed in leather rather than original MB-Tex. With hard top. Cond: 2-. following years of storage, but actual work not specified. Cond: 3+. Silverstone Woodstock, U.K. NOT SOLD AT $104,862. Originally sold to Switzerland although not until 1975—BMW launched the Turbo right at the time of the 1973 fuel crisis. Has been in the Channel Islands since 1991 (Jersey is nine miles by five and has a 40-mph speed limit, so cars get a fairly easy life). Bid to £72k ($93k) on the phone or £2k ($2.6k) over the high estimate. Two weeks later, I drove a perfectly restored low-miler in north London chasing £110k ($142.4k), representing the pinnacle of the market. This one should have sold. #250-1974 PORSCHE 911S 2.7 coupe. S/N: 9115200465. Beige/beige vinyl. Odo: 9,600 miles. Easy to overlook in a nondescript beige, but this is incredibly straight, clean and well kept... which all makes sense when you clock the incredibly low mileage: almost like a new one, with under 10,000 miles. Motor super-clean, interior pretty much unworn, with a/c. On refurbed Fuchs wheels, but original cookie-cutters were included in the deal last time I saw it. Cond: 2-.


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Silverstone Woodstock, U.K. Mileage is plus 34,998 due to a speedo change in 2014. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $317,500. One owner. Though this looks a bit “Miami Vice” with its white interior, these were the Holy Grail 911s in their day, sold at top estimate as you’d expect. Every time I say “almost unrepeatable,” Silverstone finds another SE flatnose... #222-1989 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 3.2 SOLD AT $90,298. Notwithstanding the engine rebuild, lots of miles on it, even for a 911. Will only fool the ignorant and undiscerning and would have been worth more left standard. I liked it a lot... #268-1988 PORSCHE 911 Turbo Targa. S/N: WP0ZZZ93ZJS010128. Guards Red/ black fiberglass/black leather. RHD. Driverquality 930 presents well with some new paint at front. Leather lightly worn, rear seats look unused, carpets okay, with Turbo overmats. Motor and gearbox rebuilt in past five years. PCA, full service history and tools. Added strut brace at front. Cond: 3. G50 coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ91ZKS102416. Guards Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 189,514 miles. Shiny and recently repainted, rejuvenated from what sounds like a tired car. Catalog says kidney bowls were done, so that means new sills, and all glass was out for the repaint. Motor rebuilt 42,000 miles ago. Seats pretty well worn as you’d expect. With CoA. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $120,883. Said to be one of only 58 U.K.-market Turbo Targas. I say thank gawd for that (sorry, don’t like targas: Why pop the roof off a perfectly rigid coupe and mess up the silhouette in the process?). Anyway, 930 turbos start at about £60k ($78k) in the U.K. these days, and this wasn’t expected to do much more, so it was a mild surprise to see it hitting almost 50% more than that. Well sold. #237-1989 PORSCHE 911 Turbo SE flat-nose cabriolet. S/N: WP0ZZZ93ZKS020183. Blue/blue cloth/pearl leather. RHD. Odo: 162 miles. Good, clean, unscuffed, but an incredibly rare spec—a factory, RHD, Turbo SE flatnose—and catalog reckons fewer than 10 were built, possibly only two in this color. Seat leather only lightly creased, Full service history and all factory stickers still in place. Originally white roof, now blue. SOLD AT $66,995. Not registered until 1993, imported from Germany in 1997. Silverstone has sold this before, for an over-estimate $79,212 in September 2016 (SCM# 6804860). I can’t see the point of slicing the roof off one of the world’s best-handling small saloons, but for collectors this is the most desirable spec. No surprises it went for strong money—though the best limited-edition E30 sedans are now approaching £100k ($130k). December 2017 129 SOLD AT $44,146. All that work probably put a few buyers off, and as a result it looks cheap, as £34k ($44k) would only get you a tatty, and probably internally rusty, unrestored car or a still-tired 3.0 SC, so provided all the good work holds up, it was probably a shrewd buy (kidney bowls and attendant metalwork and paint cost $5,000–$6,000 per side). And it is a well-optioned G50 car. #269-1990 BMW M3 convertible. S/N: WBSBB05090EB86261. Black/black cloth/ black leather. Odo: 60,000 miles. Triple-black E30 with later, more powerful motor. One of 476, according to the catalog. Clean, tidy and unscuffed, interior is wearing well. Cond: 2-.


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Silverstone Woodstock, U.K. #246-1991 PORSCHE 928 S4 coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ92ZMS800850. White/green leather. RHD. Odo: 51,000 km. You almost miss it in white, but this is really straight and clean. Paint claimed all original apart from one rear quarter. Extended leather pack, seats only lightly worn. Spare unused, all books and tools, two sets of keys. Cond: 2-. elegant, recently repainted back to its original color from a rather stodgy purple. Chrome is nice too, with new bumpers. Original interior doing well, with only lightly worn leather and decent carpets. With hard top, and original pushbutton Motorola radio. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $39,323. November ’90 (’91 MY M-code) car supplied new in Japan but not registered until 1994, hence English “L” reg. To the U.K. in 2014. On the money for such a clean one, with a little left in it for retail. And still tons cheaper than any air-cooled 911 worth having. Their time is slowly coming. #230-1992 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS N/GT coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ96ZNS499208. Rubystone Red/black velour. Odo: 14,083 km. Very good and low mileage, Full service history and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, no scuffs or scrapes. Aftermarket steering wheel fitted at time of cataloging, but original comes with the car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,149. One of about 40 U.K. RHD examples built, known as the ex-Sir Basil Spence car, as it was first owned by the architect responsible for Coventry Cathedral. Sold for a little less than the vendor was hoping for, to the same buyer who snapped up the previous lot, the “Queen Mother” 365 Ferrari. #216-1966 LAMBORGHINI 1R Tractor. S/N: 17656. Orange & blue/orange steel. MHD. Excellent restored order, by Ermes Formilan in Italy. Only unrestored part is running-time gauge showing 5,500 hours. Original-type steel seat, work light at rear. No chassis number stated, but 17656 stamped on integral frame and motor is 17570. Cond: 2+. cars. Last one I drove of these was a retail car asking £30k ($39k) more, suggesting there’s a bit left in this one. Still looks good value against a DB6. Last appears in the SCM database in September 2015 at RM Sotheby’s, where it sold for $198,250 (when that was £130k, SCM# 6796800), and before that Coys Birmingham in 1981, when it was just $9,861 (SCM# 1527827). #217-1974 LAMBORGHINI URRACO P250 coupe. S/N: 15768. Eng. # 15768. Rosso Arancio/cream leather & orange cloth. RHD. Odo: 23,946 miles. Restored and almost perfect. One small ding/scrape on driver’s door and paint worn/polished through on door edges. Interior has survived incredibly well, making the claimed original mileage believable, with decent suede dash top covering and no wear to cloth-seat inserts. Oxfordshire registration a nice touch given that this was being sold in Oxfordshire. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $251,961. Originally in Switzerland, to the U.K. in 2014. N/GT is the most stripped-out and spartan of the 964 Carreras, with 290 made, and commands the highest price, here correctly $20k–$30k over a lightweight. Priced right in today’s market. ITALIAN #239-1963 LANCIA FLAVIA convert- ible. S/N: 8151351315. Silver/blue cloth/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 51,604 miles. Rare and “ 130 SOLD AT $26,944. It appears that no auction is complete without one of these, and they sell well in the U.S.—an identical model fetching $46k at Amelia Island earlier in 2017 (SCM# 6831849). Sold where expected for the U.K. and the cheapest way into a running Lamborghini. #238-1968 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N: 11583. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 47,771 miles. Shiny repaint, slightly wavy rechromed bumpers, lightly creased leather— just what you’d expect from a refurbished if not fully restored “Queen Mother.” Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $254,874. One of 52 U.K. RHD N/GT is the most stripped-out and spartan of the 964 Carreras, with 290 made, and commands the highest price, here correctly $20k–$30k over a lightweight. 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS N/GT coupe SOLD AT $124,524. Sold within estimate range for around a third of the price of a Dino, its nearest contemporary, a third of a Stratos and less even than a Vetroresina (okay, plastic...) 308 GTB. Great value for a rare exotic. #243-1976 FERRARI 208 GT4 DINO 2+2 coupe. S/N: 11820. Eng. # F106000000448. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 67,103 km. 208 is tax-break 2-liter special sold in European markets, with small-bore V8 (tell them apart by silver louvres on the front lid on 208s and black on 308s, trivia freaks). Very good order and appears rot-free. Repainted, already with a few cracks, and typical slightly variable panel fit around sills and doors. Seat velour ” Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Woodstock, U.K. unworn, new carpets. Mouse fur slightly faded. Aftermarket Grip steering wheel. Not yet U.K. registered, but NOVA paperwork done. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $55,344. Bought in Portugal in 2015 and recently imported to the U.K. GT4s are on the up, with even average cars now £50k ($76k), so for the lesser model this feels about right. JAPANESE #211-2000 MITSUBISHI LANCER Evo VI Tommi Makinen Edition sedan. S/N: CP9A0201431. Red/red & black velour. RHD. Odo: 30,085 miles. Tidy and well-kept U.K. version of limited edition produced to commemorate Makinen’s four consecutive WRC titles 1996–99. One of 212 produced with the Special Colour Package, of which only a few officially came to the U.K.—this is number 17. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $34,954. Not sold at £27k ($35k) against a £30k–£35k ($39k–$45k) estimate. Most Brits aren’t quite ready for this kind of thing (though Johnny (the Earl of) Dumfries daily-drove a 1949 Cadillac in London a while back). Can’t think why, as it looks like a fantastic value at about a tenth of the price of a Bentley S1 Continental, or about a 30th of an R-type Conti, which copied its styling. #235-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 327/300 Split-Window coupe. S/N: 30837S112938. Eng. # 3112938F00111RD. Silver/ red leather. Odo: 34,723 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Very original—catalog says Torq Thrusts were a dealer-fitted option— driver-quality car. Fair repaint over slightly rushed prep. Likely original seats showing slight wear, carpets and dash okay. Hurst shifter. Original stock wheels included. Cond: 3+. money for a C2 Split-Window in the U.K., but good spec (Europeans like a manual shifter), and a “survivor” will always fetch more than a restored car. #253-1969 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N: 9F02R480254. White & blue/black vinyl. Odo: 53,738 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Restored as-factory... and factory gaps. Good interior, headlining, original roof-mounted belts. Clear-coated underside, Deluxe Marti Report. On radials, but set of cross-plies comes with it for concours. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $133,263. Originally supplied by Spence Chevrolet of Daytona Beach. Strong SOLD AT $60,441. “The real deal,” the catalog called it. I know nothing of these, so we’ll just have to take their word for it. Sold over the top estimate, but probably makes sense to the hardcore WRC collector. In June, Silverstone’s sister company CCA sold a 2000 Subaru Impreza WRX STi RA-S201, broadly this car’s equivalent as a barking, 305-hp, 300-off limited-edition, with similar mileage, for $15,150 (SCM# 6839375), which looks like much better value for a mad rally refugee. AMERICAN #240-1949 CADILLAC SERIES 61 2-dr sedan. S/N: 496192346. Eng. # 496262151. Blue/gray cloth. Odo: 59,154 miles. 331-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Older (2004–06) Californian resto. Really good paint and chrome let down by heavy chipping to both front corners of the bonnet. Nice interior with striped gray cloth seats, though Bakelite steering-wheel rim cracked. Engine replaced by an identical Series 62 item early in its life. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $132,534. Supplied new by Hickey Ford of Troy, NY. Was in the Rick Hendrick Collection, having been an MCA Gold winner, bought at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson sale in Scottsdale for $106,700 (SCM# 6724178). Shipped to the U.K. in 2015. For all that, the price didn’t look all that much, especially as the top estimate was £20k ($26k) higher. © December 2017 131


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. Bonhams — The Beaulieu Sale The Bonhams old guard held the market forces at bay as the weird and vintage continued to sell well at Beaulieu Company Bonhams Date September 2, 2017 Location Beaulieu, U.K. Auctioneers Malcolm Barber, James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 109/127 Sales rate 86% Sales total $4,618,617 High sale 1921 Napier Blue Bird replica, sold at $342,680 Buyer’s premium Homage to the original Blue Bird — 1921 Napier Blue Bird replica roadster, sold at $342,680 15% on first $64,730, 12% after, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.77) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics forces. There’s a different demographic here: Many of the attendees camp out for the weekend while they search for that rare part to complete their project, or finally sell a cache that they’d been hoarding hopefully for years. It is possible — and it’s been done — to assemble a complete running car by the end of the weekend from parts bought from the stands. Indeed, the Autojumble field is where I first en- B countered the Blue Bird tribute that this time was for sale within the marquee. This monster, which looks 100 years old but was actually constructed five years ago, is powered by a 24-liter Napier Lion W12 engine upgunned to a claimed 1,800 ft-lb, driving through a Bentley gearbox and rear axle. It will reputedly smoke its tires at 80 mph, and with its drainpipe-sized stub exhausts, it looks dangerous just standing still. It understandably outgunned all the other lots to achieve the highest price of the day. Though Bonhams is essentially levering itself up- market and looking eastward these days, the Beaulieu catalog remains a slight anomaly, true to old values, 132 onhams’ annual sale held in conjunction with the Beaulieu Autojumble rattles along quite happily every year, apparently oblivious to market trends and Beaulieu, U.K. so the marquee is Vintage and Veteran-heavy, with a filling of classics. There were fewer scary-looking restoration projects than in previous years, although Bonhams did manage to unearth yet another project DB6, which sold for a reasonable $197,685. The star lots included three Vauxhall 30-98s (two of which sold, at $277,432 and $284,682) and a lovely sporting-bodied Rolls-Royce Phantom II ($154,184). They also found another Interstyl Hustler six-wheeler that sold for $6,700, two Land Rover tow trucks ($14,888 and a no-sale) and a bunch of automatic big Capris, all from the same deceased’s estate (there was rather a lot of that this year). Also featured were a Daimler Ferret armored scout car that sold at $21,141, a speedboat, a caravan, a trailer and no fewer than three Calcotts, which sold at $16.4k, $24k and $18.6k. The Ferrari 246 Dino estimated at just $260k–$325k looked rather out of place among this bunch, and did not sell. How long the Beaulieu sale can continue in the brave new world which has seen Bonhams abandon its regional auctions at Harrogate, Oxford and the RAF Museum at Hendon, London, is debatable — but since members of staff tend to be passionate old-car users and members of clubs such as the VSCC and VCC, there’s every hope the doors will stay open and the fires will keep burning for some years to come. ♦ Sales Totals $6m $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. ENGLISH #531-1907 HUMBER 15HP roadster. S/N: 3179. Blue/black leather. RHD. Recently reassembled from a pile of bits, and thought to be one of three surviving. Straight with good paint and nice nickel to radiator shell. Excellent brass lights. Hardly worn buttoned leather. Needs a bit of patina! Cond: 2-. 1926, bought by Singer. This was the nicer of two 10½-hp 2-seaters with dickey offered. Older restoration, paint okay, nice brass radiator shell, slightly tarnished lights—fronts still with acetylene generator, oil lights to scuttle. Leather hardly worn. Jones speedometer. Motor rebuilt in 2010. Cond: 3. axle and Minerva brakes. Dripping with instant patina. Engine now revs to 3,200, 1,000 more than standard, with torque estimated at 1,800 ft-lb. It’s street legal and road registered... Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,265. Discovered dismantled in New Zealand; no word on where it was restored. Sold some way behind the £28k–£32k ($36k–$41k) estimate range—but then it’s a bit old for Vintage yet too young to be a Veteran... and looks too fresh and new. Maybe try again in a few years time. #585-1914 CALCOTT 10½HP van. S/N: 1171. Green/black leather. RHD. Rare and short-lived marque, and this is even rarer, being a 2-seat tourer with detachable van compartment. Restored 2011. Overall good cosmetic condition, though shiny radiator shell is a little tarnished. Seat leather shows only light wear, nicely stocked dash. Engine block sloppily painted, polished carb, wears an electric fan. Spare engine included. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $23,821. Bought from the Sharpe Collection, June 20, 2005, for $33k (SCM# 114548) when it was disposed of by Christie’s and prior to that museum exhibited. Last used in 2015 and, like the slightly less nice 10½-hp van that followed, will require “recommissioning.” Sold for a couple of thousand more than the equivalent Morris Oxford or Ford T would fetch. The newer and slightly-rough version (Lot 582) sold for 30% less at £16,377 ($19,521). #558-1920 VAUXHALL 30-98HP E-type rumble-seat roadster. S/N: E260. Maroon/ black canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 4,575 miles. Older restoration, original body and very original spec, with nice paint and nickel. First restored in early ’60s, mechanically rebuilt by Arthur Archer early 2000s. Sharp overall, motor clean and tidy, leather worn through to brown hide. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $342,680. The Napier-Railton is owned by the nation and will never be for sale, and nothing is likely to pry the Napier-Bentley from Chris Williams’ hands, so this is one of the few ways to acquire the ultimate Vintage special. Priced where expected as a sum-ofits-parts valuation, not factoring in the enormous amount of time that went into distilling this monster. #553-1925 VAUXHALL 30-98HP OE Velox tourer. S/N: OE195. Maroon/tan leather. RHD. The British sports car. First restored by Arthur Archer in the ’70s, probably when this body was added, recently redone, but not overdone, by Blakeney Motorsport. Clean, sharp, nice paint and really nice nickel to radiator shell, tidy engine. Hardly worn buttoned leather, redone in 2013. Four-wheel brakes now all coupled to foot pedal, later instruments plus flashing indicators. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,610. In New Zealand from new, brought back to the U.K. in 2009. Off the road since 2015 and will require “recommissioning.” Sold a little way under the lower £15k ($19k) estimate for much the same as a contemporary Bullnose Morris and slightly more than a Model T, both of which are far more numerous. #583-1914 CALCOTT 10½HP rumble- seat roadster. S/N: 350. Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 4,866 miles. Calcott was a shortlived Coventry car maker that went under in 134 SOLD AT $284,682. Sold (from the ownership of Nick Reilly, President of General Motors Europe) right where expected at only the price of a 3 Litre Bentley, though it’s the later overhead-valve OE that’s the direct competitor with the Bentley 4½. #557-1921 NAPIER BLUE BIRD replica roadster. S/N: 14097. Blue/black leather. RHD. Homage to the original Blue Bird. Constructed by Lorne Jacobs about five years ago using the W12 Napier Lion aero/marine engine as used by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1927, Henry Segrave, John Cobb with the Napier-Railton special and later by Peter Morley in a Bentley 8 Litre chassis, now owned by Chris Williams. 1921 Napier chassis, Bentley gearbox, rear axle and brakes, Delage front SOLD AT $277,432. Repatriated from Australia in the ’70s, where it would most likely have been locally bodied. Sold a little way behind the low estimate of £220k ($285k): slight bitsa status appears to affect value on these more than a Bentley (which were mixed and matched, chopped and changed at the factory), with the result that this Bentley 4½ competitor looks like a great value at less than the price of a Cricklewood 3 Litre. #614-1925 MORRIS 11.9HP MG SS rumble-seat tourer. S/N: 92829. Red & aluminum/ red leather. RHD. Early Morris Garages-modified Bullnose (“flat-fronts” arrived in 1926). Older restoration (in Auckland, from a pile of parts) and unused since, so still clean and tidy with newish leather. Almost the beginning of MG. Cond: 3. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. SOLD AT $20,843. Supplied new in New Zealand, returned to the U.K. in 1982. In this ownership since, but never registered or used. Fetched near top estimate at the price of a nice big-engined (1,803 cc) Bullnose Oxford (Cowley is a bit cheaper), which I’d call well sold. #542-1926 ASTON MARTIN 1½-LITER Cloverleaf roadster. S/N: BM1969. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 2,176 miles. Final Bamford & Martin chassis (therefore technically Aston-Martin with a hyphen), wearing replica period-style body fitted in the ’60s and Alvis 12/50 engine fitted in the ’30s. Fifty years on, it’s nicely mellowed, though rats have been at the well-worn and patinated leather as well as the tonneau cover. Radiator shell lightly dinged. Motor rebuilt 200 miles ago. Cond: 3. apart from continue to enjoy it. You’ll be damned if you restore it, damned if you don’t. #551-1931 LAGONDA 2-LITER super- charged low-chassis tourer. S/N: OH9764. Green/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 478 miles. Really nice condition, as the rebuild was only finished in 2013: aluminum parts of body straight and with good paint; fabric parts in good order. Leather looks fairly recent, or at least little worn; decent carpets, nice dash and instruments. Motor beautifully presented in “just right” working order, and still with its blower. Hood and side screens new and basically unused. Cond: 3+. front. Paint shiny over slightly rippled bonnet, nice chrome to rad shell and lights. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $154,187. Very sporting style for a big Royce, with twin rear-mounted spares and louvers extending to the cowl. Long and storied ownership chain, starting with attorney H. Asa Thomas. Sold for $13,956 at Christie’s Beaulieu 1969 (SCM# 1534365). Sold for $178,800 at Bonhams’ Carmel 2012 (SCM# 4837506). Vendor had owned the car since 2013, either at or just after Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale in July. Offered at no reserve, and I’d say it was a fairly sure thing that it was going arrive at this price level. No surprises. #525-1933 MG MIDGET J2 roadster. S/N: J3067. Red/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 5,107 miles. Straight, shiny, restored 10 years ago but in storage since. Paint still good, radiator-shell chrome lightly speckled, seat leather looks lightly creased but not sat in. Nice engine-turned dash. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,220. Sold a little way behind the £30k ($39k) lower estimate but fairly priced. #561-1934 TRIUMPH GLORIA SIX SOLD AT $91,839. Kensington-built rolling chassis sold as the company went into its first liquidation in 1926; became the streamlined Burt Special which raced at Boulogne in 1926 and Brooklands in 1927, rebodied in the ’30s to become the Guy-North Special. Bunny Tubbs added this boattail body in the ’60s. Cheap for a Brooklands-era Aston Martin, and much less than any equivalent Bugatti. #565-1927 MORRIS EMPIRE Oxford 15.9HP tourer. S/N: EO106. Red/black cloth/ maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 3,391 miles. Home-market version of an export-oriented large tourer. Sixth out of 1,740 built. Shabby verging on tatty, with chipped, faded paint— but very original, including the seat leather, which is now well baggy with a couple of patch repairs. Radiator-shell nickel dull but not corroded. Rather pleasingly wears a 1932 tax disc. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $21,587. Owned over its whole 90-year life by just two families. Sold mid-estimate for not much more than the smaller, but related, 11.9 Oxford and earlier Bullnose. Not sure what you do with this one 136 SOLD AT $187,535. Sold mid-estimate, but these have gone up in price since they were £80k–£90k ($95k–$107k) all day long five years ago. This is one of the nicest you’ll find and a good value against a Bentley 3 Litre. #530-1931 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II Continental Saloon. S/N: 64GX. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 50,786 miles. The Phantom II is the last Royce designed under the personal supervision of Sir Henry. First restored in 1967, last restored in the U.S. 2011/2012 in original specs and colors and still good, though very patinated leather in 12.9 Speed tourer. S/N: G6293. Red/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 68 miles. Sporting car developed by Donald Healey. One of seven produced to this Monte Carlo Rally spec, of which two are reckoned to survive. Less than 100 miles since restoration, so still clean and sharp, with unworn leather already taking on a few creases, and excellent chrome. Flashing indictors added. Wrongly cataloged as a 15.7 hp, which is 1,991 cc, and later amended; plaque on engine block confirms it’s a 12.9. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $59,551. Another one from a deceased’s estate... There was rather a lot of that at this sale. Sold just over lower estimate at Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. almost twice MG TD money, or similar value to a Riley Lynx. Rarity keeps the price up here, even if it’s not the bigger-engined model. #587-1935 MORGAN SUPER SPORT MX2 roadster. S/N: D1368. Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 5 miles. Desirable Matchless-engined model, restored 2014–16 but unused and still in excellent order. Paint good, chrome excellent, motor and gearbox rebuilt. New leather lightly wrinkled on seat bases. Brakes converted to hydraulics in 1940. Now 12-volt electrics. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $38,708. Went to Ireland in 1963. Taken off the road in 1966 and left on a farm in Wexford until restored in 2014. Sold £5k ($6k) under the lower estimate, and at less than £30k ($39k), looks like a good buy. #567-1952 BENTLEY MK VI Special roadster. S/N: B239NY. Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 70,746 miles. Recently-built (2012) special, following the fine British tradition of relieving stately old conveyances of their weighty and perhaps dissolving bodies and transforming them into a shorter, lighter, faster roadsters. Well constructed, but slightly odd proportions. Very good paint and chrome, leather hardly worn. Retains original walnut dash, suitably resized and now showing a few cracks and chips in glovebox lid, plus there’s overdrive. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,141. Entered service in 1954. Was in North Ireland with the 16/5 and 15/19 Lancers in the ’60s, then mothballed (war reserve storage) from the mid-’70s and released into private ownership in 1994. This ownership since 2006. Sold a couple of grand short of the £18k ($22k) lower estimate, but it was getting near the end of the auction... The final lot, another Land Rover recovery truck, this time a 109-inch IIA, failed to sell. #616-1955 LAND ROVER SERIES I 107-inch tow truck. S/N: SABTVR03578230027. Blue/blue vinyl. RHD. Odo: 10,857 miles. No details on when it was made into a tow truck, or even if it is a real ex-Royal Navy vehicle, but said to have been restored in 2010. Weird VIN is a local vehicle-licensing-office number issued in 1988, likely because original identity couldn’t be proven. Motor incorrectly painted red and missing its generator. Vinyl seats unworn. With overdrive and servoed brakes. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,565. Laid up in 1964, subframe removed and never replaced 10 years later, and it’s been like this ever since. Replacing the subframe is simple, as long as there’s something to attach it to. Such is the fever for early Minis—offered at no reserve and sold at three times the estimate. #537-1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 proj- ect coupe. S/N: DB63149R. Sand/red leather. RHD. Just when you thought all the crumbling DB6s had been dragged out of barns and ditches, Bonhams finds another. Actually, this one’s pretty good by comparison with some of the horrors we’ve seen, a partly restored car that’s straightish with no serious rot (a big, loaded “maybe”). Some bubbles and corrosion on body skin on sills and front fenders, which are also dinged. Much worse probably lies within, but at least it’s steel punt, not Superleggera, so buyer is in with a mild chance of avoiding nervous breakdown. Very baggy and creased original front leather would probably recover; rear pretty good. Engine and drivetrain out, motor in bits. Cond: 4. 1976. Slightly more impressive than a Hummer down at the supermarket, and slightly smaller too. Cond: 2-. deteriorated around the door hinges. Original interior grubby but probably savable. Motor and ancillaries very rusty. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $62,529. Brought to sale by a wellknown dealer in Royce and Bentley fare and sold mid-estimate for probably much less than it cost to build, given that even a rough donor will be £15k ($19k) or so. #628-1953 DAIMLER FERRET Mk 1 Armored Scout Car. S/N: 120 6FV4267. Green/silver metal. MHD. Odo: 2,400 miles. Good order all round—tidy and with sharp paint for an ex-military vehicle, with lots of accessories including sand channels and saidto-be-operational Clansman radio set. Was converted to Mk 2 spec (adds a machine-gun turret) in 1972, then back to Mk 1 spec around 138 SOLD AT $14,888. Question marks over its provenance and history likely kept the price down here. Pretty cheap for any Series Landie, especially a Series I. Someone was bold enough to bid £10,000, which was hammered, £2k ($2.5k) under the lower estimate of £12k ($15.5k). Could have been a bargain—who knows until further investigation. #502-1959 AUSTIN MINI Seven project 2-dr sedan. S/N: AA2S73608. Red/red & white vinyl. RHD. Odo: 57,111 miles. Firstyear Mini from two months into production and rather sad. Missing its rear subframe (trailing arms and cones have been saved) and with surface rust everywhere. Overall doesn’t look too rotten, although the A-pillars have SOLD AT $197,685. This ownership since 1985, being sold as property of a deceased’s estate, which explains its uncompleted state. Reasonable money for a project. As long as you understand that there’s probably £200k ($259k) to go before you git ‘er done. Which ends you up probably only about £50k ($65k) over market value. We applaud those who bravely take these on. #619-1968 INTERSTYL HUSTLER 6 wagon. S/N: SABTVR03218199999. White/ gray velour & black leather. RHD. Odo: 47,562 miles. What William Towns did before the “origami” Lagonda, Mini-based and looking like a shower cubicle on wheels; even more bonkers, this is the six-wheeler. 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Glovebox Notes 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR coupe Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. 1,275, and all dressed up. Clean and tidy inside, with BMW seats and extra instruments. White Weller wide steel wheels, as Towns intended, which suit it. Cond: 3+. sunroof, towbar, plus a quartet of auxiliary lights up front. Hand controls fitted. Cond: 3. Price as tested: $126,945 Equipment: 575-hp 5.0-L supercharged V8, 8-speed transmission, carbon ceramic brake rotors, Extended Leather Package, Exterior Carbon Fiber Package EPA mileage: 18/23 Likes: Already stunning F-Type accented by an authoritative exhaust note and light carbonfiber touches. Brilliant red leather adds a hint of flair. AWD grip turns all 575 horsepower into forward momentum. Razor-sharp steering. Has a loud button. Dislikes: Needs its reverse cameras and blindspot indicators. Loud on the highway. Noisy brakes. Stiff suspension. Fun to drive: HHHH Eye appeal: HHHHH Overall experience: HHHHH Verdict: This is a great car. But it’s not exotic enough to just use as a weekend car, too expensive and heavy to be a track car and too rough to tackle construction zones on the way to work. Why spend more money on a less-usable car when $55k less still gets you a fast F-Type? — Garrett Long 2017 Ford Focus RS hatchback SOLD AT $6,700. This isn’t the first one Bonhams has brought to Beaulieu, and this is one of the better-finished, found in a bus museum in Keighley in 2012 and restored. Offered at no reserve and sold at about half the £8k–£12k ($10k–$15.5k) estimate. Not sure whether this makes it a bargain or a joke, but it’s much less than the last (nautical-styled) six-wheeler fetched, $20k at RM Sotheby’s Battersea in September 2016 (SCM# 6804525). Someone’s lost a ton here. BEST BUY #550-1968 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series 1½ 4.2 convertible. S/N: 1E17145. Primrose/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 46,911 miles. Restored “Series 1½” (raised headlights, rocker-switch dash but retaining most S1 features such as small mouth and taillights) in its original color and converted to right-hand drive. No rot, spot-weld dimples and seams still lightly visible under rear pan, suspension parts as clean as they were when it was reassembled, seat leather looks unused. Sits on period-spec Dunlop SP Sports. Cond: 2+. Price as tested: $39,560 Equipment: 2.3L turbocharged I4, 6-speed manual with start-stop system, 13.8-inch Brembo brakes (13.2 in the rear), driving-mode selector, 8-inch touchscreen, heated seats, mirrors and steering wheel, reverse camera and blindspot indicator EPA mileage: 19/22 Likes: Snorts, crackles and pops around town. Blue stitching looks great with sharp gray paint. Equally practical as it is fun. Essentially a fast Ford Focus. Dislikes: Limited boost in first gear. “RS” logos everywhere, seemingly desperate to remind you this isn’t a regular Focus. Groucho Marx mustache looks ridiculous. Essentially a fast Ford Focus. Fun to drive: HHHHH Eye appeal: HHHH Overall experience: HHHHH Verdict: It’s a bit more refined than an STi, but not as grown up as the Golf R. At its core, this car is still limited by its economy-car bones designed to save money and gas. But Ford has done everything to make it fun. — Garrett Long 140 SOLD AT $26,798. From the same deceased’s estate as the “Henry Ford” 2.8i auto. Offered at no reserve and sold way over the £5k–£8k ($6.5k–$10k) estimate, but still a lot cheaper than recent auction prices elsewhere for big Capris. I suspect the Webasto sunroof, tow bar and hand controls had something to do with both. #617-1972 LOTUS ELAN S4 Sprint coupe. S/N: 72100565E. Red/white/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 35,982 miles. Fairly good all round, though not driven since 2004. A few chips and scratches in paint and fiberglass, as usual. Interior vinyl all good, and no cracks in dash veneer. Still with original airbox and trunking. Brakes and clutch seized, but starts and runs. With original jack and tools. Always garaged, so there’s a fair chance the chassis is okay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $144,037. Supplied new to the U.S. and as the catalog notes, must have been one of the last E-types supplied to the North American market with triple SUs before being blighted by the twin Strombergs. Sold where expected, but add £20k–£30k ($26k–$39k) if this had been a pure always-RHD Series 1, making it look like a very good value. #607-1972 FORD CAPRI 3000E coupe. S/N: BBECMB16785. Yellow/tan vinyl. RHD. Good overall, repainted 2013 but doesn’t appear to be hiding any rot. Interior vinyl holding up well, as is the plastic dash molding, which doesn’t age well on these, although rocker switches have faded, as normal. Power steering, aftermarket K&N air filter. Webasto SOLD AT $38,708. Not put on the road until 1975, hence the “P” registration, and therefore the last Elan Sprint to be registered. It will need work; the brakes and clutch are the easy bit, and the buyer is basically acquiring a sound, lowish-mileage example, so it’s easy to see why it sold over the £20k ($26k) high estimate. I’d call this a fair price, as long as the chassis isn’t rotten. #608-1981 FORD CAPRI coupe. S/N: WF0CXXGAECBK58586. Gray & silver/ gray leather. RHD. Odo: 68,804 miles. 2792cc fuel-injected V6, auto. Unique 2.8i, in that it has an automatic. Built for Henry Ford II, with gray leather that didn’t become available until the Capri 2.8i special of 1984, now very creased and baggy. Repainted, and now with hand controls. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,101. Being sold from a deceased’s estate, one of several big Capris from the same source with autos instead of 4-/5-speeds, plus hand Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. controls. Cheap for a big Capri in today’s market, but this one is a bit of a unicorn. #622-2000 MINI COOPER 1300 2-dr sedan. S/N: SAXXNPAZEYD186037. Tahiti Blue/nickel & black leather. RHD. Odo: 3,208 miles. One of the 2,091 right-hand-drive Cooper Sport “final editions” made, which were to be the last Minis until Rover announced a run of a further 500. Low mileage and all original aside from parts that had to be replaced due to deterioration—rear wheel cylinders, steeringrack gaiters (and the front tires because it was delivered with the tracking out of whack, which sounds about right for Mini-era Rover Group). All good, seat leather looks hardly used, correct aluminum-finish dash. Union Flag motif on roof. Cond: 2-. very well. Interior is much rougher, with missing headlining and distressed leather. Engine rebuilt in this ownership. Various competition fittings including sump guard, heavy-duty wheels, rev counter, cockpit-adjustable dampers and competition cylinder head. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $50,619. Believed to be the 8thplace finisher and Coupe des Dames winner in the 1939 Monte Carlo Rally (a 686 GS also tied for first overall in that event). Sold over the £30k ($39k) top estimate, which looked low for a car of this performance and sporting pedigree. GERMAN #618-1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SEC coupe. S/N: WDB1260451A332951. Gray metallic/gray leather. Euro-market 560 coupe. Appears straight with fairly undamaged body plastics, though some of it’s not fitting very well. Leather not heavily worn but baggy on driver’s seat base. Veneers appear good, although instrument cover perspex is cracked. Motor appears tidy with lots of silicon spray about. New tires, exhaust and dampers. Italian registered and owner’s manual, but no mention of service history. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,959. Said to have never seen rain “apart from the day it was collected from the dealership.” I would have kept quiet about that. Sold at top estimate, but with this mileage, it’s edging into “find-another” territory. One of the “really” final 500 with this mileage might have edged over £20k ($26k). FRENCH #555-1939 HOTCHKISS 686 GS Modane coupe. S/N: 81167. Gray/black leather. RHD. Odo: 53,217 miles. Older paint over original unrestored body still presents SOLD AT $7,444. These never quite took off the way the M635 CSi did, though the trade likes to imagine they’re picking up. Unsold at Bonhams’ Spa sale in May 2017 (SCM# 6837258). English buyers want RHD and full histories, so even though it had a reserve, it was let go at less than a third of its £18k ($23k) estimate in a post-auction deal. Perhaps it had mega mileage (couldn’t see the odo) although that doesn’t usually hurt these— or perhaps the owner simply didn’t want to take it home. Either way, very cheaply bought, and would likely have done better in Germany. ITALIAN #580-1938 LANCIA APRILIA sedan. S/N: 884034. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 67,648 km. Older restoration said to be little used since but looking rather tired—paint chipped at panel edges and on wheels, but chrome okay. Wears what look like Jag S-type taillights (at slightly different heights) plus add-on front flashers. One of original orange lenses above rear numberplate cracked, central stoplight okay. Lightly creased leather, headlining okay, carpets a bit grubby but not heavily worn. Extra gauge for water temperature. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $25,892. Mostly unused since passing of previous owner in 2003. Sold way under the £25k–£30k ($32k–$39k) estimate, the suspiciously round number (£20k) suggesting a post-sale deal. A slightly disappointing result as any Aprilia is worth money, December 2017 141


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. original-spec airbox and trunking. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $60,296. South African supplied, to the U.K. late ’80s (perhaps on the back of the last classic-car boom) and sold at auction in 1990. Sold almost 50% over estimate at a top retail price, so don’t expect to see it for sale again soon. AMERICAN #523-1921 OLDSMOBILE MODEL 37 but reflects overall condition and likely cost of bringing it back to life. #548-1967 ALFA ROMEO DUETTO Spider. S/N: AR710298. Ivory/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 10,532 miles. Restored to original Ivory 2014/2015 from the Retail Red with which it entered the U.K. Super-clean underneath, looks just put back together, though left sill and rear quarter don’t quite line up. Mostly new interior with repro rubber floor mats, dash top covering is a bit wrinkled. Motor wears 4-Liter Speedster. S/N: 37AT893. Cream & maroon/red leather. RHD. Olds special cut down from a Model 37 with a 1918 4-liter Buick E49 “six” transplanted in New Zealand, bodied in England. Very “man-in-shed” log manifolds. Recent paint, good timber and well-stocked dash, ready-patinated leather in finest stonewashed-jeans tradition. Card on the seat pictured in catalog claims it’s an exAmerican board racer “Bully Rouge” with “a tuned 5 litre engine.” Cond: 3+. $40,981 (SCM # 6786244), when we said: “Donor bought it from New Zealand in 2007 already with Buick “six” fitted and then apparently spent £150k ($225k) to create this. Why? Sold just under the £30k ($45k) lower estimate, and the seller should be grateful.” This time managed a little more, but it looks less in dollars since the pound tanked in June 2016. #556-1927 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Silver Ghost Springfield Piccadilly roadster. S/N: S295PL. Maroon/tan/tan leather. Odo: 94,690 miles. Springfield Royce, originally with Brewster Stratford convertible Coupe body. Rebodied in 1932, restored by Reuter Coach Works in the ’60s. Now with an older English restoration carried out in mid-’90s and now nicely mellowed. Paint and plating still good. Front leather baggy, much less so in dickey, carpets “used.” Motor presents well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $40,197. Bought from New Zealand in 2007. Known as “The Rocket.” Bought from Bonhams’ Oxford sale in June 2015 for SOLD AT $320,931. Looks very Hollywood, 142 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. and was owned by various film directors and screenwriters in the first years of its life. Bought at Christie’s Pebble Beach in 1994 for $63,000 (SCM# 6844892), eventually making its way to Belgium. Not sold at $348,400 at RM Sotheby’s London September 2016 sale (SCM# 6809453), also unsold at Bonhams’ December sale later in the year (SCM# 6827870). This time, sold fair right in the middle of the estimate range. #519-1936 FORD MODEL 68 woodie wagon. S/N: 52174352. Black/brown vinyl. RHD. Odo: 54,230 miles. Dagenham-built 22-hp flathead, meaning the small-bore V8. Seven-seater, refurbed in the 1970s and aging gracefully. Timber pretty good—no splits, just a few areas of minor discoloration. Slatted roof lining a joy to behold. Seat vinyl a little baggy in front, with a few nicks out of the driver’s seat back. Bathroom carpet to rear floor lets it down a bit. Instrument face a little spotted and discolored. New carb and various new hose clips on motor. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $26,798. Imported to the U.K. 2013. Though hammered sold near the top end of the £15k–£20k ($19k–$26k) estimate range, this is cheaper than a similar 3100 would fetch in the U.K. #515-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- SOLD AT $34,242. Formerly displayed in the Ford Heritage Centre. In this ownership since 2014; unclear whether that was before or after it was offered but not sold by Brightwells in July. Sold here a little short of the £28k ($36k) lower estimate. I thought that looked quite expensive until, checking the prices of ’36s in the U.S., we find one woodie asking $100k and average sedans starting at $30k. Sold in the wrong country... #510A-1942 FORD GPW. S/N: 147141. Green/khaki canvas/green paint. Odo: 67 miles. Driver-quality Jeep. All Ford though composite-type body said to be new after 2010. Still on split-rim combat wheels which many have lost. Slightly tatty, seat canvas missing. Mismatched instruments, some replacements including speedo. Top redone after 2010. Fuel regulator disconnected. Cond: 3-. vertible. S/N: D7FH165930. Silver/black & white vinyl. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Straight, repainted. With Special V8 and Ford-O-Matic. Chrome all good, wheel trim undinged. Interior very good: electric bench seat still works, no splits in vinyl, newer carpets, aluminum interior trim undamaged. Repro inspection stickers in engine bay. With porthole hard top. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,377. Acquired by the vendor at a Charterhouse auction in 2014 for £8,500 (then $14k) and engine since rebuilt. Sold right for components and condition. #588-1949 GMC 100 pickup. S/N: A228256560. Metallic red/black vinyl. Odo: 1,395 miles. 3.7-L I6, 2x1-bbl, 3-sp. Older (2011) U.S. restoration. Paint still nice, decent chrome. Good seat vinyl, dash and instruments excellent. Twin Strombergs already a bit leaky on recently rebuilt engine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $49,874. Imported from California in 2014, in this ownership from 2015. Quite strong money for a ’57 in the U.K., even though it has all the desirable options. © CAR COLLECTOR SUBSCRIBE TO ACC AmericanCarCollector.com/subscribe December 2017 143 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 AMERICAN ™ Keith Martin’s


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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN Worldwide Auctioneers — Auburn 2017 Three collections attract bidders and brings the highest sell-through rate at Auburn Company Worldwide Auctioneers Date September 3, 2017 Location Auburn, IN Auctioneer Rod Egan Automotive lots sold/offered 82/85 Sales rate 96% Sales total $2,749,010 High sale 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet B, sold at $539,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Highest seller at this year’s Auburn auction — 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet B convertible, sold at $539,000 Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics I t hardly seems like 10 years ago that plucky upstart Worldwide Auctioneers conducted their first auction during the Labor Day weekend Auburn Cord Duesenberg festival — going head-to-head with the longstanding Kruse Auction. In the decade since, Kruse closed down while Auctions America is now running the show at the former Kruse Auction Park, and the rookie Worldwide is now the senior auction house in town. They also made a venue change a handful of years back, now conducting the auction within the former Cord factory that’s currently the National Auto and Truck Museum. While that limits the auction to roughly 80 cars, it keeps its one-evening catalog sale in check. This year, the vast majority of automotive consign- ments were from three collections, all offered at no reserve. While this helped the coffers with guaranteed sales — and generated the highest sell-through rate yet for a Worldwide auction — several lots were lessergrade cars that were hardly worthy of being in a boutique catalog sale. Therein lies the two-edged sword of selling off an entire collection — you end up with both the cream and the dregs. Individually consigned cars here, on the other hand, were generally stellar vehicles. This was certainly the 144 Auburn, IN case with the top sale of the night, a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet B. Once the $440,000 reserve was satisfied, the car continued to generate bids both over the phone and on site until it sold for $539,000. This was a tick below last year’s top-selling car, also a Mercedes-Benz, at $572,000. Despite the phenomenal 30% increase in sell-through rate on 29 more cars consigned and 46 more cars selling than last year, total sales were down by a quarter of a million dollars. The average sale of $33,525 per lot this year versus $84,758 in 2016 sums up why. The fewer consignments that auction houses have been able attract recently also have afd Auctions America. In past years, they have run into the evening — especially on Saturday. They were never like Kruse, which would sometime see the last dog hung at after one in the morning (been there, done that, have had sleep deprivation issues since). This year they had all but closed up shop by the time that Worldwide was set to sell their first lot of automobilia at 6 p.m. As such, Worldwide saw a few more bidders this year — a convenient way of not going head-to-head with each other. We’ll have to see if that unintended courtesy of Worldwide being the only auction running on Saturday evening continues next Labor Day weekend. ♦ Sales Totals $6m $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN ENGLISH #15-1936 MORGAN F4 roadster. S/N: F372. Natural aluminum & green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 43,613 miles. No provisions for a top. Restored several decades back, while it was still in the U.K. Since imported to the U.S. in 2007, has been used more often than not on the vintage-racing circuit and has a current SVRA logbook and graphics on the body. Last competed in 2010, and generally has been parked since. Bodywork is entirely in bare aluminum, which is now somewhat dull—as are the natural brass radiator shell and headlight buckets. Stainless-steel front cycle fenders. Retains its original U.K. numbers plate. Older bias-ply tube tires on Ford wire wheels. Most of the wood structure was replaced as part of the restoration, and a few pieces have been added since in the doors. Door wood has some nicks, but otherwise the wood finish is good inside. Smiths tachometer added alongside the dashboard on an ad-hoc bracket. Minimal seat wear. Modern fire extinguisher mounted behind the passenger’s seat. Cond: 3. but aren’t torn or have seam splitting. Modern retro-look tachometer added to the dashboard. Hood kept buttoned up and belted shut all weekend. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,550. The 4/4 (meaning four wheels and a four-cylinder engine) was introduced in 1936, and in its basic form is still in production today. About as much of a track rat as the three-wheeler that was also sold here at no reserve out of the same collection; final price can’t be argued over too much. #41-1968 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series II SOLD AT $14,300. The model F (named for its source of engine—Ford) was introduced in 1933, as the first Morgan to have more pistons than wheels. Production continued unchanged through 1952. Not so far along as to be a dedicated track rat, but the Morgan three-wheeled driving experience is a bit too rudimentary for most car folks today for highway use. This is more up a motorcyclist’s street. Offered at no reserve and selling as a decent buy. #64-1950 MORGAN 4/4 roadster. S/N: MORQ59650. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 269 miles. No provision for a top. Imported from the U.K. in 2006 by the consignor and used occasionally in vintage racing since, with a current VSCDA log book. As such, it’s fitted with a roll bar in the now-empty top well, helmet rest and modern racing harness for the driver only. Decent older respray, with a few light scratches and scrapes. Driver’s side (right) headlight points downward, centermounted accessory Lucas driving light straight on. Small driver’s-only rectangular folding windscreen. Various inspection decals from venues where it’s been. Retains its U.K. numbers plate. The two spare tires out back are the original wheels, while the four on the ground are newer. Seat pads are looking a bit tired, 146 4.2 convertible. S/N: 1E17747. Primrose Yellow/ tan cloth/cream leather. Odo: 2,895 miles. Fitted with a period Blaupunkt multi-band radio. Slightly modified with earlier headlight covers, 1963 induction system, and pre-1968 true knockoff wire wheels shod with Redline Michelins. Concise bare-body restoration completed in 1995. Authentically repainted, so that 22 years later some portions of the upper surfaces are starting to dull slightly. Chrome and rubber bits holding up well. Good panel gaps. Light wrinkling on the seat bottoms, light soiling around the shift lever on the console. Quite tidy and stock appearing under the engine bonnet. Modern coil-over shocks on the rear suspension. Exhaust outlets are not quite squarely mounted. Cond: 2-. dual sidemount spare tires and grille-guardmounted singular Bosch driving light. Postwar-era lights augment the original semaphores for turn signals. High-quality frame-off restoration a few years ago, then used on a few vintage rallies. The superb repaint shows nary a nick or chip, but a few polishing swirls. Well-fitted doors and bodywork. Show-quality replating of all the chrome. Chromed wire wheels shod with new reproduction Michelin tires. Modern replacement glass throughout. Slight wrinkling on the seating leather from minimal use, more pronounced soiling on the reproduction carpeting around the pedals. High-quality replicated woodgraining. Authentically restored under the hood, with slight seal weeping despite recent touch-up cleaning. Light road spray on the undercarriage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $539,000. The Cabriolet B was factory cataloged the 4-seat, 2-door convertible, in lieu of the Cab A (2-seat, 2-door) or Cab D (4-seat, 4-door). While its provenance wasn’t stated (likely unknown or at best unclear), it was likely “repurposed” by the nonSoviet allies at the end of WWII rather than having been an export model when new. Last offered at Bonhams’ Rétromobile auction in Paris, declared sold at $381,170 (SCM# 6828109). Here, the bidding started with heavy over-the-phone action at $300k, until it attained its $440k reserve. From there, bidding was a bit more deliberate, between an on-site and phone bidder, finally going to the latter. ITALIAN SOLD AT $78,100. With improvements beyond the original series, but not quite a Series II, some call these early 1968s as Series 1.5s or Series 1½s. This one looks pretty good, but it’s not too nice to drive, so coupled with the tweaks for drivability that will distance it from the expensive lawn-ornament set, final selling bid is not too low for it. Reserve was lifted at $71k, so the consignor was cognizant of this also. GERMAN #55-1938 MERCEDES-BENZ 320 Cab- riolet B convertible. S/N: 435053. Two-tone blue/dark blue cloth/tan leather. Odo: 1,784 miles. Equipped with optional “autobahn gearing” overdrive unit, Phillips multi-band radio, #43-1965 LANCIA FULVIA coupe. S/N: 818131003214. Red/Parchment leather & cloth. Odo: 16,090 miles. Loosely stated that the 16,090 indicated miles may be original. Old repaint with lousy masking, especially around the windshield and rear window, where there is also significant paint and body-filler cracking. Heavier overspray on the interior kick panels from the interior rocker panels getting painted. Crazed taillights and frontside marker lens. Good bumper chrome and wheel covers. Front seats have cloth inserts and rear seat is all leather. Shift boot doesn’t fit well to the floor opening. Nice wood steering-wheel rim and fake-wood dashboard trim. Heavier pitting on the interior brightwork. Binding choke cable. Cleaned up a bit under the hood. Stated issues include missing windshield-washer nozzles and a mute horn. Newer replacement mufflers on rusty pipes. New tires. Cond: 3. Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN spray and minimal bare-metal corrosion on the undercarriage. Indeed, some painted inspection marks are still present. Cond: 3+. odometer. Superbly detailed engine, with nary a drip or weeping seal. Minimal soiling of the period-correct natural white rubber tires—including the two in the rear-mounted spare carrier. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $22,000. The European design love fest with a high central belt-line crease (in which we can also include the early generation Chevy Corvair to help fuel the fire) is certainly apparent here. The large greenhouse with thin roof pillars also makes a Fulvia look like a shrunken version of a BMW 2000 CS; or rather, a 2000 CS looks like a Fulvia, since the Lancia came first. And some people think that copycat auto design is a 21st century thing. Last seen at Mecum’s spring 2017 Kansas City auction, then a no-sale at $13k (SCM# 6832364). Being a bit shabby makes this well sold. #24-1977 FERRARI 308 GTB coupe. S/N: 21083. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 66,122 miles. Sold new as a California-market car, retaining its original blue license plates. Last engine-out service was in 2012, with a recent tune-up. Mostly original paint, with a few areas of touch-up. Some of the windshield trim has had the black finish redone on it. Luigi decal on the driver’s window. Good original bumper rubber, with no UV damage or deforming. Minimal to no wheel rash, with said rims shod with older Michelin XWXs. Light seat and steering-wheel-rim leather wear, less than the 66,122 indicated miles would suggest. Commensurate carpet wear and soiling. Equipped with a/c and generic AM/FM/auto-reverse cassette deck. Tidy but not especially detailed engine bay. Light road SOLD AT $82,500. This comes off as a rather well-cared-for example since day one. Not one that’s been parked and maintenance-needy for sitting, and not one that’s maintenance-needy because it lost its way during the years it was worth $20k at best. Rather, one that’s been lightly used and regularly maintained. Considering that 308 prices have started cooling off a bit, and that some Ferrari-specific value guides put this kind of money at the low end, this was more of a correct sale on an example that was worthy, maintaining the current market status quo rather than contributing to the declining value trend. AMERICAN #34-1907 STODDARD-DAYTON MODEL K runabout. S/N: F1505. Black/ black leather. RHD. Restored from an incomplete car without bodywork found on a South Dakota farm in 2001, completed with the driveline fully shored up in 2015. Since then, the masterful restoration has attained an AACA award. Superb paintwork on all components. All brass or brass-plated exterior fittings polished. Bodywork mimicks one of the two surviving examples as a roadster with rear “mother-in-law” seat. Superb leatherwork for the seats. Gas lights and magneto ignition, with no electrical system or speedometer/ SOLD AT $118,800. In the early years of the 20th century, Stoddard-Dayton was one of the premier auto makers, attracting the attention of none other than Indianapolis Motor Speedway founder Carl Fisher. Not only did he become an early distributor, but one of the cars won the first race conducted there in 1909 (before the annual 500-mile race). This was one of the reasons this specific car was chosen to do a ceremonial lap there at the 100th running of the Memorial Day Classic last year. Being one of three known surviving examples of a Model K, it’s a bit tough to pin a value on, but based on all factors, I’d call this appropriately bought, if not a decent buy—simply because it was available. #10-1913 FORD MODEL T 3-dr tourer. S/N: 270303. Eng. # 270303. Black/black leatherette/black vinyl. Equipped with brass bulb horn and gas-light equipment. Not equipped with a speedometer/odometer. Multiple-decades-old repaint, with heavier edge wear and chipping at the front door edges. Older restoration that still presents well. Tinwork is better done than Henry originally painted it, with a few chips and polishing swirls. Brass starting to tarnish a bit but is still quite presentable. Newer wood spokes and cowl, with a refinished coil box and steeringwheel rim. Good reproduction top. Seats redone in vinyl with a diamond-tufted pattern, showing minimal wear. Door and kick panel covers wrinkled from lesser-quality fitment. Lightly cleaned up under the hood since being redone. Mostly painted undercarriage, with all bare metal rusted. Period-correct reproduction 148 Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN Firestone tires, most of which are under-inflated. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,800. 1913 was the first year Fords had “Made in the USA” or “Made in Canada” on the radiator shells, as Ford of Canada started producing their own engines that year. They also produced a bunch of these touring cars—126,715 to be exact, as the most popular body style that year. Even at that, the war of attrition over the past 104 years has yielded few surviving 1913s. If you’re looking for the definitive example of what most folks think of when you say “Model T,” this was a pretty decent buy. #25-1916 CHEVROLET SERIES 490 tourer. S/N: H48540. Black/black canvas/ black leather. Odo: 5,987 miles. The bodywork was repainted fairly well not too many years ago. The wheels appear to have a stillolder repaint but have somewhat modern reproduction tires on them—although the fronts and rears are different styles. Headlight frames look to have been rechromed rather than the original nickel. Fitted with a Chevroletbranded Moto Meter. Paintwork sloppy on the dashboard. That was most certainly done before 1972, as the dash has a plaque from the Greenfield Village Old Car Festival from that year attached to it. Seats redone in recent years to replicate stock. Very dirty 1970s-era house carpet on the rear compartment floor. Old original leather for top’s body-mounted tie-down straps, with said top being an older replacement that is somewhat worn. Generally clean on the brush-painted chassis. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,800. Back when this car was made— five years after the first production Chevrolet and two years after Louis Chevrolet left the William Durant-controlled company—Ford was still the 8,000-pound gorilla in the auto industry. Chevrolet wanted to build high-quality mid-priced cars, but Durant wanted to use the brand to compete with Ford. While not show-ready, it wouldn’t take a bare-frame restoration to get it back into looking proud on a show field. Or just leave it as-is and fortify the powertrain for a veteran-car tour. A wellbought very early Chevy, but the new owner should be ready to cope with all the “your Model T looks spiffy” comments. #5-1924 DODGE BROTHERS SERIES 116 tourer. S/N: A68067. Dark blue & black/ black leatherette/black leather. Odo: 3,342 miles. Period-accessory Moto Meter with dog bone, vent wings with clamp-on mirror and running-board step plates. Very old cosmetic redo. AACA National First Place award winner in 1970. Old repaint is still presentable, with a few panel-edge chips and scratches on the cowl from the butterfly hood. Dull nickel plating, with some pitting on the bumpers and gauge frames. Dry, cracked and flaking-off running-board rubber. This is also true of the interior flooring material, but to a lesser extent. Wood-spoke wheels appear to have been painted in recent years. Modern switches crudely added under the dash. Seat leather has some heavier wrinkling, checking and seam splits on the front-seat bottom. Driver-grade engine bay and undercarriage. Good older replacement top and whitewall tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,900. A decade after the Dodge Brothers parted ways with Henry Ford as a components supplier and started building their own cars, 1924 saw the first significant changes to their car line. A little bit taller, longer and more stylish, it followed most of the rest of the industry (except Mr. Ford) in catering more to the aesthetic whims of buyers. Considering that this was last redone somewhere near half a century ago, and that it now has a patinated look of a preserved original, the new owner is best off reversing some of the newer kludges on it and aiming for maintaining it as-is. A fairly good deal, if you’re used to dealing with Roaring ’20s cars. #20-1927 CADILLAC 314A 2-dr sedan. S/N: 133595. Dark blue & black/gray mohair. Odo: 6,651 miles. Fitted with a rear luggage rack, with a trunk upon it, and a spare-tire mount behind that, with a “Cadillac” on spare-tire cover. Periodaccessory Moto Meter and front-bumper flag rack. May have had a topical repaint back in the day, or at least on a few panels, but it appears more to be original paint. Both body and fender paint is somewhat dull despite some efforts made to polish it. Paint has mostly flaked off the wood-spoke wheels, and the tires have a chalky appearance. Brightwork is presentable and appears to have had some recent polishing. Good door fit for a 1920s wood-frame body. Seats are either good originals or old reupholstered, with noticeable wear on the seating surfaces and edge wear on the driver’s seat. Good interior wood trim, including the inlay for the dashboard. Clean, periodstyle replacement spark plugs on a slightly dusty motor. Cond: 3-. BEST BUY SOLD AT $13,200. Back when “Standard of the World” was still a valid description, this Cadillac would’ve been a rather impressive car when new—even as a 2-door sedan. With 150 Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN some more detailing, this would be a lot more impressive. For a Cadillac selling for Model T money, this was a pretty good deal, but isn’t most folks’ cup of tea. #32-1928 BUICK MASTER SIX sedan. S/N: 2028607. Dark blue & black/blue & gray mohair. Odo: 21,921 miles. Configured with wood-spoke wheels, Goddess hood ornament and single rear-mounted spare tire. Old repaint, although the fenders were done more recently, with thick masking lines on the blue. Heavy paint chipping on the tops of the doors. Gold pinstriping on the older wheel repaint almost looks like the paint was applied too thin. Weak nickel plating on all brightwork. Decent door fit for a wood-framed body. Seats have an older replaced covering with a patterned fuzzy fabric, and show light wear aside from one small hole right where the driver’s right thigh would rub up against it. Wood wheel has been revarnished, but the interior panels are likely original. Cracking and crazing starting on the instrument-cluster wood graining. Older brush-painted black chassis. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,850. For 1928, Buick offered exclusively OHV sixes in two model lines: the Standard with nine body styles, and a 207-ci motor rated as 63 hp, along with the Master, having 10 body styles with the 274-ci, 75-hp variant. This one could pretty much pass as original, but has had some older reconditioning done on it. This aroused quite a bit more interest than some would assume, even past the $10k bid point. As such, it sold reasonably well. #27-1929 FORD MODEL A Roadster pickup. S/N: 2111874. Moss green & black/ black leatherette/brown vinyl. Odo: 42,374 miles. Old repaint, which has plenty of nicks and chips on panel edges. Polishing-compound residue in panel gaps, joints and the door hinges. Hand-sized area on the rear of the left rear fender has been spray-painted semigloss black to cover larger areas of paint that flaked off, likely from a pushed-out dent. Body welting starting to crack and split. Correct black-painted trim, with the few plated pieces heavily worn. Aftermarket Moto Meter, with essentially no plating left on it or the radiator cap it’s mounted to. Refinished wood in the cargo box is weathering. Recent clean-up under the hood on an older engine repaint. Fuel petcock needs to stay off if not driven, or else gas will seep out the carburetor and pool on the ground in short order. Older amateur interior-vinyl replacement. Multiple cracks on the steering-wheel rim. Raw-wood floorboards, with the transmission cover crudely packed into openings with modern foam. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,350. Initial production of Model A pickups was with only this open-style cab through 1928. 1929 saw the addition of closed cabs (which were used on the Model AA trucks only) to the pickups. Quickly, the closed cabs sold significantly better, but today the open “roadster” cabs are more desirable. As I mentioned in the ACC Truck Profile in the November-December 2017 issue, as it is, this selling price is essentially the cost of admission for getting one of these in this condition for this no-reserve final bid. December 2017 151


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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN #19-1930 LASALLE 340 phaeton. S/N: 605083. Light yellow & brown/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 66,345 miles. Period-accessory Trippe lights. Restored a couple of decades ago, but still quite presentable. The repaint has minimal nicks or polishing swirls but now has attained a more muted gloss. Bumpers and windshield frame have also dulled, while other brightwork—such as the grille shell—is still resplendent. Windshield-frame base gasket is dry-rotted. Minimal wear or soiling to the replacement top. Modern plastic shell turn-signal lights have been added behind the rear bumpers, with the housings painted to match the brown chassis. That chassis also is quite clean, but for an all-time auction reporter first, someone forgot to remove the trailer tie-down D-ring straps that are now hanging from each side of the rear axle. Not the most professional masking around the dashboard gauges, but at least there’s isn’t overspray. Replacement seat leather is showing some light patina from limited use. Recently cleaned up and lightly detailed under the hood. Cond: 3+. of the dashboard. New aftermarket steeringwheel wrapped cover. Interior upholstery work still presents exceptionally well. Engine appears generally stock, with light dust and soiling. Bias-ply whitewalls starting to yellow where they face the rims. Cond: 3. war Super Eight, the 250 used the senior series “Thunderbolt” nine-main-bearing inlineeight engine. The 250s were also the only senior Packards with two doors—and only as a convertible and the Mayfair 2-door hard top. The 300 and 400 Customs were 4-door sedans. Not quite at show-quality anymore, but not outside the realm of detailing it that way. Reasonably well bought. #23-1954 FORD CRESTLINE Skyliner SOLD AT $47,300. The upright formal towncar body certainly doesn’t harmonize with the rounded flowing lines of the 1940 Packard prow and fenders. Not all that bad of a buy, even considering the unwinding restoration, but far from having universal appeal. Hopefully bought for love of the marque rather than any delusions of making money on it, especially any attempts to get it to work for a living. SOLD AT $60,500. The earth-tone color combination certainly doesn’t help with its presentation, as it likely came off as dull and dated the day it rolled out of the restoration shop. Still, it’s better than some of the made-up garish color combinations that were foisted upon Open Classics redone in the 1960s and ’70s. And, yes, every single one of these companion Cadillacs from 1930 is a CCCA Full Classic. Bid to a $57,500 no-sale on the block, then listed in post-event auction-company data as having sold. #31-1940 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT Custom Town Car sedan. S/N: 18042001. Dark blue/black leather & gray broadcloth. Odo: 82,793 miles. Special-ordered new from Packard of New York City by a Mrs. J.W. Morgan. Restoration work completed in 1992, to include partial replacement of the woodbody framing, applying the paint it currently wears and installing a post-war-era replacement 327-ci engine, as the original was not with the car when the restoration commenced. Paint is still presentable, with a few light nicks, chips and polishing swirls on the metal. Painted visible wood shows heavier runs and flaking. Good exterior rechroming, original lightly pitted interior plating. Dashboard-tobodywork cowl fit not especially well done. End of shift-lever knob broken off; rest of the interior plastic has yellowed at uneven rates. Heater-fan control dangling from the bottom 152 #17-1951 PACKARD 250 convertible. S/N: 24693920. Light yellow/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 551 miles. 327-ci I8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Fitted with dealer-accessory cormorant hood ornament and Continental kit. Stated that the 551 indicated miles are since the car had a frame-off restoration. Excellent body prep and paint application. Driver’s door pulled in slightly at the hinge. Rechromed rear bumper is a touch wavy; pitting on the top of the replated hood emblems. Polished-up body-side stainless trim. Replica New Mexico U.S. 66 decal on the driver’s vent window. New door and glass rubber. Mix of period and modern wiring under the cleaned-up engine bay. Repainted engine has heavier rust at the base of the thermostat housing and around all of the head nuts. Heavier fuel staining on the carburetor. Modern battery and radiator cap. Authentic-appearing seat and door-panel replacement upholstery work. Flash rust taking hold on bare-metal portions of chassis, but is otherwise clean and correct. Cond: 2-. 2-dr hard top. S/N: U4GF147676. Red/white painted roof/red & white vinyl. Odo: 7,042 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Camaro front subframe and nondescript small-block Chevy powering it; both likely from the same car. Modern aftermarket 4-barrel induction. The quality level of the body prep and paint application can best be described as barfed on, although the roof paint isn’t all that bad, even if the masking is worse. Glass roof-panel seal is heavily dry-rotted. Older replated bumpers, with the remaining chrome original and dull, if not pitted on pot-metal pieces. Aftermarket Continental kit and Olds-like wheel covers. Old seat and door-panel upholstery redo. Tear in the center of the front seat mended with clear tape. Dull dashboard trim panel shows that a radio was once installed, but now has a matching blanking plate installed with bolts stuck into the holes for the knobs. Foil-backed insulation visible on the floorboard where there was insufficient carpet coverage and the rear parcel shelf. Aftermarket tilt-steering column, steering wheel and gauges mounted below the dashboard. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,250. I get the impression that this clapped-out jalopy would leak like a sieve inside if it got caught in the rain. This may have been the first year for the not-so-common Skyliner glass-top roof, but it sold for all the money in the world. #28-1954 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- SOLD AT $27,500. The 250 was the only model in Packard’s new 1951 models to offer a convertible. Roughly the equivalent of the pre- vertible. S/N: 546272899. Red/black cloth/ black & red leather. Odo: 67,703 miles. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Per the body tag, this car was originally Biscay Green with light-green-andwhite interior plus a tan top. Also optioned with full tinted glass and Autronic Eye headlight system. Body tag was removed and popriveted into place nearby after the car got a high-quality color-change bare-body repaint. All chrome has been replated, and most of the stainless trim has been polished to some extent. All-chrome Sabre wheels (aside from new inserts) shod with radial wide whitewalls. New door and glass seals. Cadillac-LaSalle Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN Club decal in the windshield. Since being detailed as part of the restoration, the stock engine is starting to show some light seal weeping, carburetor staining and some paint flaking off the engine and radiator. New seats are starting to show some light wrinkling on the bottoms, replacement carpet has some traffic wear and soiling on the transmission hump and aftermarket carpeted floor mats. Cond: 2-. under the hood. New modern battery. Thick layers of undercoating, brush paint and a recent quickie rattle-can gloss black on the undercarriage, with overspray from the latter on the correctly routed exhaust system. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $56,100. If, per the catalog description, the car “looks just the way it did when it left the factory,” it wouldn’t be red with a black interior. However, the quality of the restoration is about on par with how it was built, with better paint technology offsetting subsequent light use. The color change really doesn’t help or hurt the final value here, as the number of restoration purists is likely equal to those who want shiny and pretty. In either case, this was realistically bought and sold, as the reserve was lifted at $50k. #37-1956 PACKARD CARIBBEAN con- vertible. S/N: 56991171. Black & white/white vinyl/red, white & black leather. Odo: 62,048 miles. 374-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Fitted with reproduction 1953 Caribbean chrome wire wheels that are shod with bias-ply wide whitewalls, several of which have moderate curb scrubbing. Very presentable older repaint, recently buffed out. Good but not spectacular chrome. Trim that is gold toned is worn very thin. Decent door fit. Older top with plastic backlight is rather wavy and hardware shows weathering. Authentically restored interior, including both sides of the seat cushions. Light wear on the replacement carpeting, a few small dents on the bright-alloy kick panels. Repainted dashboard, steering column, and push-button shift module protruding from the steering column. Interior chrome is rather dull but not pitted. Generally good detailing SOLD AT $55,000. It’s a bit unusual for the usually vividly colored 1955–56 Caribbean to be painted in such a staid combination (although the interior makes up for it). However, I do know of one that was originally done in all black. Yet one can also make the argument that it’s appropriately somber for being one of the last Packards built in Detroit. Originally bid to $47k as one of the few no-sales, although before the end of the auction it was announced from the block that the car had sold. #33-1958 INTERNATIONAL A120 pickup. S/N: SA80621. Green metallic/tan vinyl. Odo: 25,824 miles. 240-ci I6, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Economy repaint, inside and out. Decent coverage on the outside, but more of a case of “spray and pray” inside the cab. Levers, pedals, heater box and interior cowl were randomly painted with minimal masking (maybe the cowl wasn’t intended to be painted, but it has plenty of green paint on it anyway). Nonstock seat-upholstery work generally neatly done. Matching shift boots take it to borderline tacky. Original, dull, scuffed and pitted brightwork. Grille incorrectly painted body color, as it should’ve been painted white like the front bumper wasn’t. Aftermarket windshield, with new rubber seal. Rubber body plugs instead of door-lock cylinders. No tailgate, so it has a wood panel instead, which has the same finish—and now heavier weathering—as the wood-box floor. Broken right taillight end cap. Stock steel rims on radials, but no hubcaps. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,100. It’s not too surprising that the hubcaps are MIA, as they are a tough piece to find, even in rough condition. The whole truck last sold at Leake’s Oklahoma City auction in February at $9,640 (SCM# 6827617). At that time, I said that there was some money left on the table, and it turns out to have been bought by a high-volume dealer. Since he’s consigning it here, it must have been too little money to make it profitable, so it went away at no reserve—bringing just enough more than before to at least call it breaking even. #35-1958 MERCURY MONTCLAIR 2-dr hard top. S/N: M8WB523462. White & dark green/multi-green vinyl & nylon. Odo: 58,864 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Repainted in the past few years, the white done better than the green. Layers of body filler visible at the bottom of the rear quarter panels, along with overspray on the chassis and exhaust system. Rear leaf springs also have overspray, but that’s the least of their problems, as most of the leaf straps have broken and it has newer lowering blocks and U-bolts (no wonder that it almost needs castors on the bottom of the bumpers). Fitted with period full-length cruiser skirts. Doors rattle when shut, gaps are wider at the back than the front. Pitting to some extent on all of the plated pot metal. Older bumper replate and stainless polish job. Dealer-accessory spotlight mirror. Good original interior, with some light lifting of the door-panel vinyl and a few short split seams on the seat bottoms. Newer wide whitewall radial tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,700. These Mercs are bad enough tail draggers if they’re stock, as the original leaf springs droop with age (typical for 1950s and ’60s FoMoCos); they certainly don’t need any help. Last seen nine years ago, down the road at the Kruse Fall Auburn auction, then selling at $4,968 (SCM# 1641644). 154 Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Auburn, IN Tidied up since then, but still not a crown jewel. It fully sold this time around and then some. #11-1966 CADILLAC DEVILLE con- vertible. S/N: F6105777. Black/white vinyl/ red leather. Odo: 84,910 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional a/c, power seats, tilt/tele steering column, and AM/FM radio. Average older trim-off repaint. Older replacement windshield. Good original chrome and stainless trim. HCCA Driver Participation badge in the grille. Well-fitted replacement top. Original interior, but portions have been redyed in the past. Dye overspray on the windshield facing edge of the dashboard. Leather starting to crack across the passenger’s seat bottom. Clean and well sorted under the hood, but not necessarily detailed. Several layers of undercoating below the car, with thickly encapsulated rear shocks. Uniformly surface-rusted exhaust pipes, but newer muffler. Cond: 3+. with some pitting. Clean and generally stockappearing under the hood. Replacement washer-fluid jug, new parts-store battery. Sits low up front, so it likely still has the original 6-cylinder torsion bars. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,000. 1967 was the first year of the square-box Dodge Dart and Plymouth Valiant, both serving valiantly on through 1976. While popular in performance-car variants such as the Dart GT and Demon, it was the bread-and-butter slant-six grocery getters that paid the rent at Chrysler during the turbulent early 1970s. Swapping out the slant six for an out-of-era small-block V8 didn’t turn this into an instant cash machine, as it didn’t do any better than if they just left the powertrain well enough alone. #12-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO SOLD AT $23,650. By 1966, Cadillac had met the Lincoln Continental head-to-head in terms of its restrained, refined styling. Yet Lincoln, on the other hand, grew in stature to better compete with Cadillac and the thenpopular “bigger is better” luxury-car mantra. As such, the two leading American luxury marques had achieved something of a temporary design détente. The main marketing difference between the two this year was that if you wanted a 2-door convertible, you bought the Caddy; if you wanted a 4-door convertible, you bought the Lincoln. There was considerable interest in this DeVille, not so much as a blue-chip investment, but as a generally original cruiser. Sold for a market-correct price for condition. #36-1967 DODGE DART GT convert- ible. S/N: LP27B72360856. Light yellow & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 1,100 miles. Originally built with the optional 225-ci slant six under the hood. Also has some interior a/c components mounted in the car, but nothing under the hood. Otherwise, restored not too many years ago to match the fender tag. Decent repaint and stripe application. Post-1967 grille. Taillight housings are pitted, as are other minor plated pot-metal bits. Replated bumpers. Antenna mast removed. 1970s-era Rallye wheels fitted with older radials. Generally even door and panel gaps, with new seals. Decent workmanship fitting the replacement top. Reproduction seats, door panels and dashpad. Two good-sized cracks in the steering wheel. Dull gauges and controls, December 2017 155 Custom coupe. S/N: 123378N328859. Butternut Yellow & black/black vinyl. Odo: 27,798 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Originally a 6-cylinder with Powerglide, now has a modified big block with a TH400 behind it. Rather mediocre color-change repaint from Palomino Ivory, with painted stripes. The latter has some fisheyes on the aftermarket fiberglass cowl-induction hood, although its wavy SOLD AT $19,250. One of several beatergrade poseur muscle cars from one of the noreserve collections. At least this gave the entry-level to bottom-feeder collector car dealers something to bid on early on, then head back to the hotel for the night. Sufficientmoney sale. © surface does no favors either. At least a quarter of all the bumper bolts are missing (as none of the end-bracket-to-bumper bolts are in place) along with ill-fitting windshield trim. Original windshield is starting to show some delaminating bubbles on the lower edges. Door fit is nothing to brag about. Replacement dashpad not well fitted. Older replacement seat vinyl from the original gold-deluxe interior. Modern aftermarket steering wheel, tach on the steering column and gauges mounted onto the console. Engine stamping pad is illegible. Aftermarket high-rise induction, tube headers, HEI-type performance distributor, plus chrome valve covers and air cleaner. Entire cowl rattle-canned flat black, to include the lowly unassisted dual master cylinder. Traction bars on the rear leaf springs—which at least have been changed out to multi-leafs. Cond: 3-.


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #438-1987 FORD SIERRA Cosworth RS500 hatchback. S/N WF0EXXGBBEGG39028. Black/red & black velour. RHD. Odo: 10,733 miles. RS500 is a 500-off homologation run for bigger turbo plus second set of injectors (not hooked up on the road cars). Very original, including OE Dunlop D40 tires. Unscuffed, unworn and even seat velour hasn’t had time to go baggy. All service parts removed (pads, belts, etc.) have been retained with the car. Cond: 3+. 1990 Nissan Pao hatchback, sold for $8,182 at Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA LUCKY AUCTIONS Location: Tacoma, WA Date: August 26–27, 2017 Auctioneer: Jeff Stokes Automotive lots sold/offered: 91/144 Sales rate: 63% Sales total: $779,654 High sale: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 coupe, sold at $88,424 Buyer’s premium: 15%, minimum of $200, included in sold prices Report and photos by Chad Tyson SILVERSTONE Location: Northamptonshire, U.K. Date: July 27–30, 2017 Auctioneer: Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered: 96/140 Sales rate: 69% Sales total: $7,463,627 High sale: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe, sold at $724,484 Buyer’s premium: 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1.00=£0.76) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman SOLD AT $150,811. Put away from 1991 (when last MoT read 10,067) until recently. One for the collector, as using it at all will devalue it (and you wouldn’t want to actually drive on those D40s). Price, double that of a “normal” mint RS500, is almost irrelevant, as I wouldn’t have been surprised if it had done £150k ($196k) or even more. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 07/17. #411-1997 LOTUS ELISE Series I con- vertible. S/N SCC111YN1VHA10911. Green/ black vinyl/Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 1,633 miles. Very well-kept first-gen Elise, and that’s partly down to only running-in mileage. Paint all good, unscuffed even on aluminum cockpit-side members, leather only lightly baggy. Momo steering wheel. Just had a cam-belt change and coolant is still clean, always a good thing with a K-series. Cond: 2-. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe, sold for $724,484 at Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K. 156 SOLD AT $32,528. These early cars have aluminum engine covers and weigh just 730odd kg (1,600 lbs)—little more than a Caterham Seven—so they define the breed and are fantastic to drive. Rare to find one unmolested—so many early ones have been tracked, raced or otherwise used up. Almost bonkersly expensive for an S1 Elise, though near the price of a well-specced de Dion Caterham... Sports Car Market


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Roundup but find another like this. Keeping it this way means making it a museum piece, more’s the pity. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 07/17. #777-2003 BENTLEY ARNAGE T se- dan. S/N SCBLF34F43CX09239. Black/black quilted leather. Odo: 37,000 miles. Massive presence—wheelbase of nearly 123 inches (and 213 inches overall) really stands out among classic Corvettes and Japanese Kei cars. Dark window tint adds to it. A fair number of swirls and road-rash incidents throughout paint, but decent from 10 feet. Torn weatherstripping at driver’s door. Super-clean interior. Rear seats shows practically no wear. Neither scuffs nor curb damage on wheels. Cond: 2. through auction. Sold at the high end of the estimate range... as expected, really. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 07/17. FRENCH #704-1988 PEUGEOT 205 GTI 1.9 hatchback. S/N VF320CD6201652981. White/gray & red velour & gray leather. RHD. Odo: 5,726 miles. Straight and totally unmolested non-cat car, and best of all, there’s no sunroof, as the sliding glass roof is rather ugly on these. A few tiny bits of surface rust on front inner fenders. Interior plastics all good, seat bolsters lightly creased. So original it still has its waterproof bag over the distributor, and the original MXV tires are included. Cond: 2-. and rear plates crumpled up. All tires flat. Sidewall flaking off of rear on driver’s side. Duct tape holding front seat backs together. Rust creeping over dash. Cond: 5+. NOT SOLD AT $5,000. I’ll readily admit I’m quite unfamiliar with DWK/Auto Union cars, but a few things here seemed a little backwards—the doors were suicide opens, and the fan and radiator sat at the back of the engine bay. Three DKW cars sat to the east of the auction block; this tied for highest bid, but that matters only so much as it wasn’t accepted. Rare because it probably should be. It’ll take a fair amount of elbow grease and sizable checking account to get this to decent condition. Not worth it to the buyers there. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/17. #583-1962 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN NOT SOLD AT $38,000. Failed to sell on Saturday and reran as Lot 777 on Sunday to the same result. A search of all post-VW-acquisition (1998–later) Bentley sedans in SCM Platinum reveals that 50 have been offered for sale this year. This result was one of eight that didn’t sell. I thought these were hard sells at auctions, but they regularly sell and sometimes for much less than this bid. Not sure how much more the seller is seeking, but this was more than fair enough relative to the current market. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/17. #440-2015 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 Heritage Edition SUV. S/N SALLDWBP7GA485089. Green/white cloth & black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 2,268 miles. One of 400 Celebration Heritage Editions (in both 90 and 110 variants) made to mark the end of Land Rover production. Very low mileage and excellent order all round. With mudflaps, tow bar and dog guard. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $50,573. Won as a competition prize—but the recipient didn’t drive, so barely used, by her husband. Vendor acquired it in 2012 and added almost no miles. In 2016 Silverstone sold another with 8,008 miles for $40,736 (SCM# 6804067)—so the price here is in line, even though it’s a little above estimate. Shame you can’t use it without devaluing it, but find another... Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 07/17. GERMAN #747-1959 DKW 3=6 Universal wagon. S/N F84U. Red/gray vinyl. Odo: 16,900 km. Red paint seems more like just a primer. Prominent dent in passenger’s side front wheelarch. Rear on driver’s side needs a few days at the body shop. Grille missing—no, wait, it’s in a plastic tub in the back. Engine bay reveals both torn and unplugged fuel lines. Radiator at firewall, with fan driven by tube over top of engine, makes little sense to firsttime observers, as there’s not much fresh, cool air back there. Each cylinder gets a coil. Front SOLD AT $8,260. Seems to be a great starter car for someone looking to get their hands greasy while rebuilding their first car. When considering the work needed to get this into local-car-show shape, the discount from the market median ($20k) is plenty fair. I was out writing up other cars when this went on the block, so I don’t know if it ran or was pushed. The engine bay looked like it was ready to run with a battery hook-up. The relative ease (and likely need due to past non-use) of rebuilding the engine makes that point rather moot anyways. Fair deal for what it is. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/17. SOLD AT $63,084. Owned from new by actor, comedian and racer Rowan Atkinson CBE. Lots of these were bought new by dealers intending to sit on them for a couple of years, and this is one of first Celebrations to come December 2017 #749-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304212005127. Two-tone blue/gray leather. Odo: 73,752 miles. Bright trim with no notable flaws. VIN plate in much worse shape (oxidizing and fading) than surrounding paint, suggesting a respray. In this condition, I’d say it’s quite likely, even if unsaid in seller’s description. Soft top stowed away under hard top, so no chance to inspect it. Weatherstripping on driver’s door torn at 157 GHIA coupe. S/N 4336039. Light blue/gray vinyl. Odo: 26,552 miles. Paint needs help, but no mismatching panels. Driver’s door fit off a bit. Minimal trim still all here. Battery hanging out loosely in trunk. Engine seems complete. Hole punched (hammered?) through front firewall on passenger’s side below VIN plate, with rust forming on edges. Driver’s seat bottom tearing in several spots. 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Roundup top. Driver’s seat a bit dingier than passenger’s seat, but interior quite clean. All seems normal underhood, although I’ve never heard of a MAXX battery before. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,000. Went for below market, which suggests a motivated seller. Whatever the reason, the buyer walked away with a deal for $11k under the SCM Pocket Price Guide value. Can’t help but to call this one, and especially given its splendid condition, rather well bought. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/17. #443-1973 BMW 3.0 CSL coupe. S/N 2285416. Silver/black leather & cloth. RHD. Recent bare-metal restoration, so shell is perfectly rust-free; good paint and chrome, although front bumper (most U.K. cars got the City Package, as here) thinks it’s a banana. Trunk-lid edge a little wavy too. Interior good, with redone Scheel bucket seats already a little baggy, nice timber dash edging. Moto-Lita wheel. Cond: 2-. ’74 Carrera 2.7) on May 23, 2015 (SCM# 6784627), and then post-restoration, not sold on November 11, 2016 (SCM# 6810580). Price then was originally declared at £258,750 (then $320k) on Silverstone’s website, then removed. Looks as if the owner was having another go at getting his money back, once again without success. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 07/17. #724-1976 PORSCHE 912E coupe. S/N 9126001547. Copper Brown Metallic/tan leather. Odo: 67,353 miles. Early-morning sun really pops this paint. Some road rash evident on front end. Ignition-key-cylinder cover much more aged than rest of interior. Steering wheel also more faded than dash. Seat padding still seems intact; seller’s notes state they’ve been redone. Carpets clean. Door panels in remarkable shape. Blaupunkt stereo and Boston Acoustics speakers. Cond: 2-. Recently has been running in the HSCC’s new Super Touring Car Challenge historic series. Hammered a little behind the lower estimate of £140k ($183k). The following lot, Harvey’s 1989-season Ford Sierra RS500, did not sell. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 07/17. ITALIAN #719-1972 FIAT 850 Sport Spider. S/N 10111789. White/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 10,411 miles. Bright, clean paint. Limited-chrome trim also in presentable condition. Floor mats show color discrepancy, as driver’s is much dirtier and darker. Reasonably fitted seats. All of dash clear and legible. Pedals worn to bare metal. Pyle Marine radio remote mounted under dash in front of shifter. Vinyl wrapping on front of console bunched in spots. Window fuzz on passenger’s door pretty threadbare. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $180,382. Went way over its £70k–£85k ($92k–$111k) estimate and deservedly so, though fetching about the same as a 1974 RS Carrera. These were built at the same time as the 1973 RS 2.7, in even smaller numbers, and they have racing pedigree, so it’s not really fair that they’re only worth a quarter of the money. Well sold. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 07/17. #436-1975 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI coupe. S/N 9115600513. Green/black vinyl & velour. RHD. Odo: 55,690 miles. One of 509: last of the mechanical fuel-injection cars, essentially an RS 2.7 in a G-series shell. Incredibly well restored from a tired and rusty car, which Silverstone has sold before. Interior is mostly original but little worn, just cleaned up and restitched. Headlining is new. With compressor and tools. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $203,710. Silverstone offered this on both sides of its restoration, as a condition 4 car with 55,445 miles for $228,739 (when that was £146,250, or about the price of a decent 158 NOT SOLD AT $32,000. These are among the easier cars to value, as the cars are all essentially the same, leaving condition as the prime determinant. In the latest update of the SCM price guide, the ’76 912E median market value is $27,500. This bid was 15% over that. Seller obviously wanted more, what with the long-winded, fawning description, but the buyers only went as far as they deemed reasonable. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/17. #113-1991 BMW M3 Group A racer. S/N NOT SPECIFIED. Blue/black velour. From the Thursday-night sale of race cars at the Silverstone Classic, preceding two days of road car sales. Vic Lee-built racer for the new 2-liter touring car class in 1991. Good order all round, still in original livery. No odo, just a rev counter with redline marked at 8,000. Seat belts and extinguisher system in date. Air jacks still fitted. Brake bias and anti-roll bars adjustable from driver’s seat. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $192,210. One of five built by Vic Lee Racing for that season. Driven by Tim Harvey, who won the final race that year and finished 8th overall in the championship. NOT SOLD AT $9,500. The market median for 850 Spiders, all years, is $9,600, just a smidge above the high bid here. This example might be a slight grade above average condition, but I think this bid was reasonable and should have sealed the deal. Better luck to the seller next time. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/17. #439-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- tona coupe. S/N 15977. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 81,675 miles. Good paint, frontquarter bumpers a little droopy—as is common—and the right rear is a bit twisted, too. 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) #162659926147. 1970 Datsun 240Z coupe. S/N HLS300064. 24,727 miles. “Low-number VIN, matching-numbers L24, restored as a daily driver, not concours level but could be easily taken there. Original radio.” Condition: 2. Roundup Leather redone back to original black, as it previously had tan hide with black highlights. Door cards a bit wrinkly. Mouse-fur dash top okay. Factory-fitted a/c. Newish exhausts. Nine-inch rear rims. New XWXs. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $724,484. Owned by Elton John 1972–75. Previously registered TXN 1. Offered from a Kent dealer. There are lots of RHD Daytonas on the market right now, which explains why the price has dropped back a bit. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 07/17. #107-1990 LANCIA DELTA HF Inte- SOLD AT $60,000. Datsun Z prices keep climbing, especially if they’re a great-condition Series 1 like this one. I had a hard time choosing between this 240Z and a 260Z that sold for $42k. These prices are on the very high end of the market right now, and I don’t expect them to go much higher than this. Well sold. eBay Motors, 9/11/2017. #142495159870. 1996 Nissan 300ZX Turbo coupe. S/N JN1CZ24D7TX960300 . 528 miles. “3.0-L V6 engine, Twin Turbo. This Z was given to Maurey Sage after being produced and was stored almost instantly afterward, after a short time being in the Petersen Automotive Museum. Black exterior (KH3 Onyx), tan leather interior and a 5-speed manual.” Condition: 1. grale Evo GpA Works rally racer. S/N ZLA831AB000500836. White, red & blue/ black velour. Real Works car driven by Juha Kankkunen. Straight, tidy and well kept. Later digital dash. Seat velour rather baggy and still embroidered “Cerrato” and “Cerri,” so probably out of date. Right front strut tower stamped with chassis number CECOMP0001. CECOMP did the actual prep work for Abarth, and this was the first car it converted from 16v spec to Evo. Cond: 3. radiator’s upper supports wrapped in red rags then black electrical tape. Wiring loosely gathered together, so it’s at least out of the way of rotating parts, with plenty of extra to reattach a winch. Cage and front-winch mount/bumper welded well, if not necessarily the prettiest around. No odo, speedo or tach—just oil pressure, water temperature and fuel-level Equus gauges. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $6,849. There wasn’t much Land Cruiser left after its transformation to quasi rock crawler, so there’s not much value in looking at it from that angle. If the buyer wanted something to toss around an off-road trail or sand dunes, this was the ticket. For credit-card money, too. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/17. SOLD AT $90,100. Commemorative car number 300 of 300 and the last year of the 300ZX makes this the last 300ZX sold in the United States. This is one of the top collectible 300ZXs out there. Well sold. eBay Motors, 9/12/2017. #n216979234. 1991 Mitsuoka Le-Seyde (Nissan Silvia S13). S/N JT3FJ60G2D0062081. 42,056 km (26k miles). “Vehicle inspection is still valid, car starts, it has a sun roof.” Condition: 3.5. SOLD AT $295,708. Driven in the 1990 1,000 Lakes Rally in Martini Racing colors by Kankkunen (5th, after he set several fastest stage times). Next, as a Jolly Club car in FINA livery, 4th with Cerrato/Cerri in the San Remo rally. In the RAC, again as a Jolly Club entrant, 10th with Droogmans/Joosten. In March 1991 transferred to HF-Grifone SRL and in ESSO colors driven by Tabaton. Some U.K. rallies in the ’90s, run by Integrale specialist Walkers Garage. Sold £75k ($98k) over the top estimate of £150k ($196k), which is on the money for the best ex-Works cars. Somebody really wanted this... Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 07/17. JAPANESE #715-1968 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 160 SOLD AT ¥504,000 ($4,476). The Le-Seyde is a coachbuilt Nissan Silvia (we received this car in the U.S. as a 240SX) neo-classic. These fiberglass bodies resemble the Zimmer Golden Spirit, which was built off of a Ford Mustang. It might not be a greatlooking car, but it has the guts of one of the most popular drift platforms, along with a limited production run of 500 cars. So it gets a pass as a cool car. If you need one, there is currently one available in Houston. Well bought. Yahoo Auctions Japan, 6/21/2017. ♦ FJ40 utility. S/N FJ4017636. Tan/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Can’t say much about body, since there isn’t much left, but panel behind passenger’s side door wrinkled, with door not fully closed. All massive Super Swamper TSLs a little flat, but front on driver’s side the flattest. Small-block Chevy and electronic ignition box sit under hood. Gaping opening in firewall next to ignition box—someone forgot to plug the heater-box opening. Surface rust forming on brake master cylinder, exhaust manifolds, water pump and air-cleaner mesh. Aluminum #705-1987 NISSAN BE-1 hatchback. S/N BK10004979. Mustard/black vinyl/tan cloth. RHD. Odo: 77,264 km. Color-matching steel wheels are a nice touch. Bright-blue silicone plug wires stand out in an otherwise black engine bay. Most wiring neatly tucked away. Neither greasy nor dirty, just used-car clean under hood. Aftermarket Clarion stereo and Pioneer speakers. Rear-package tray warped. Sunroof showing some age, with some permanent stretches. No mention of proper import paperwork, nor plates on the car. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $8,000. Anyone who bought this was sure to stand out in a crowd—and wait a long while for parts to come in from Japan (or U.K., possibly). One of 10k that Nissan made 1987–88. This is the first instance of a Be-1 in the Platinum Database, with results stretching back to the mid-1980s. Given possible trepidations on any buyer’s end, and the rarity (and undeniable cuteness) of the car on the seller’s end, there’s little surprise with the end result. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/17. #756-1990 NISSAN PAO hatchback. S/N PK10009119. Light green-gray/black canvas/ Sports Car Market


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Roundup gray cloth & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 122,096 km. Pleasant color appropriate here, but I’m doubtful other cars would wear it as well. Minimal trim. Rust evident at weld on front bumper for empty license-plate bracket. Plastic wind deflector at front of sunroof stressing at mounting points. Rearmost side windows open with the bottoms flexing out. Good thing this is only 62 inches (1,570 mm) wide. White wheels provide a needed exterior contrast. Single-dial triple-gauge (speedo, fuel level, water temperature), with loads of idiot lights. Rest of dash covered in vents. Well-detailed interior. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $7,500. I’d love to see a manufacturer be bold and bring over that kind of interior pattern. I can’t say back, as they never had the guts to do it in this country. Shame. These little kei-car convertibles show up to auction a handful of times every decade. I expect that to increase with further expanded interest in JDM cars, but no deal here. As with a couple other Kei cars here, no import/registration paperwork is mentioned with the seller materials, and no plates are attached to the cars. I think that might have held back some bidding. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/17. AMERICAN #753-1949 BUICK SPECIAL Model 41 SOLD AT $8,182. Another of the Pike cars, along with Lot 705, the Be-1. It’s a little odd to remember that 1990 vehicles are perfectly legal to import (your local/state caveats notwithstanding). And, hey, this one is already here. But like the other Kei cars here, no mention of paperwork or plates on the car. That wasn’t enough to stop a buyer from taking this home. This is the fourth Pao SCM Platinum tracked this year, with three selling. This sold for the lowest amount of those three, and with its near-stock condition, I call that a good deal. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/17. #743-1992 HONDA BEAT convertible. S/N PP11018958. Yellow/black vinyl/gray & black cloth. RHD. Odo: 16,972 km. Slight variation in color between front-bumper cover and hood (even if the engine is in the back). Zebra-striped upholstery and floor mats the only choice from Honda for these cars. Driver’s side floor mat wearing through where heels pivot. Otherwise well-detailed interior. Vinyl top stretching a bit at rear-most bow, but no tears. Clear glass. Tiny 656-cc engine pumped out 63 horsepower at 8,100 rpm when new. Cond: 2. sedan. S/N 15022I52. Rusted green/white cloth. Odo: 91,972 miles. 248-ci I8, 1-bbl, 3-sp. First hint this car is no pile of rusting parts is bright chrome. Not much of it is pristine, but none of it is dull from lack of polishing. Red in engine bay (oil-fill cap, oil-filter cover and lettering on valve cover) pops among the black and other subdued tones. Rebuilt engine in 2015. Work also from that time includes new radiator core, fuel tank and door weatherstripping. Empty glass bottle lying on front bench seat, which seems to be covered in a blanket. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $9,000. One of my favorites of the sale, but while I dig the rat-rod aesthetic, I realize not everyone else does. Sure seemed like the former owner grabbed this at just the right stage of patina, got the engine in order enough to run around and called it cool. Right buyer wasn’t in the crowd at the sale—at least not for this 4-door. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/17. #739-1968 DODGE DART GTS 2-dr hard top. S/N LS23H8B168486. Red/white vinyl. Odo: 65,500 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Reflections in long, flattish sides don’t appear terribly wavy. Decent paint. Bodycolor steel wheels with chrome poverty caps a good look here. Engine bay appears mostly stock, with Interstate battery, blue silicone plug wires and Edelbrock intake the obvious additions. No funky wiring or chrome-plated vacuum boosters here. Speaking of, manual front-disc brakes, so remember to stop early. Clean interior on par with rest of car. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $32,500. There are several other cars here that hit the price guide market median; failed to sell, and I thought the seller wasn’t going to find much elsewhere. This high bid is a bit ($500) under the market value, but this is far above any middle-of-the-market condition. The seller wasn’t looking to make anyone’s weekend by accepting this bid. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 08/17. © December 2017 161


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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 1936 Bentley 3½ Litre Sedanca coupe runs like a new bike. Email for complete parts and restoration history. Serious inquiries only, please. $150,000. Contact Nat, Ph: 631.848.7674, email: nlanza@fly-efi.com. (NY) 1955 Jaguar XK 140 MC drophead coupe Green/Biscuit. 44,000 miles. Inline 6, One of just 83 left-hand-drive Mk IIIs produced. Immaculate and original condition with very low miles. Very well documented. Engine just completely rebuilt by ex-Aston racing team mechanic. Matching numbers. Runs and drives flawlessly. Eligible for many events worldwide and a joy to drive. $Inquire Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: mattcars@aol.com. Website: http:// degarmoltd.com/. (CT) 1960 Aston Martin DB4 coupe S/N B111FC. Black/red leather. 1,357 miles. 3-spd manual. Sedanca coupe by Windovers is finished in stunning all black with a gorgeous deep red leather interior. This one-off, special-ordered car is unquestionably one of the most well designed 3½ Litre Bentleys ever produced. Displayed at Pebble Beach on three separate occasions and featured in multiple marque publications. We are extremely proud to offer this incredible vehicle to the most demanding collector, investor or enthusiast who desires to own the best. $464,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/ inventory/1936-bentley-3-12-litre-sedanca-coupewindovers/. (MO) 1954 Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle paint, sheet metal, chrome, interior. 60-spoke stainless steel wheels (five). Ethanol compatible. Sound and heat shields. Stainless-steel exhaust. Tonneau, top, side windows as-new. Well sorted, reliable, in climate-controlled garaged. No rain, snow, salt. No rust, never damaged. Much more info on request. $85,300 OBO. Contact Raymond, Ph: 847.251.0597, email: rykoenig1@aol.com. (IL) 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III coupe Carribean Pearl/Fawn leather. Collector owned for decades. Factory 3 carb and Vantage camshaft per Rex Woodgate. Rare period option Borrani wire wheels. Matching numbers, original colors. A turnkey wonderful driver with a great history. $525,000 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matt, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: mattcars@aol.com. Website: http://degarmoltd.com/. (CT) 1962 Jaguar E-type Series 1 convertible hard top. Impeccably restored to 100% correct factory standards. $69,500. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matt, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: mattcars@aol.com. (CT) 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV coupe Red/black leather. 17,919 miles. Gorgeous car with black canvas soft top and matching tonneau boot, exceptional matching-numbers example with very low original miles. Same owner for the past 40 years, superb original leather interior, equipped with a period dual-band radio, original top, jack, tools, handbook, manual and Heritage Certificate. Desirable MC model, runs and drives beautifully. $129,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: http://www.heritageclassics.com. (CA) 1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 roadster S/N 876751. British Racing Green/Biscuit (with tan top). 1,872 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Original California black-plate XKE in a desirable color combo. Professionally restored with a single California owner for over 20 years; BASS interior with new top and boot. Experience the most desirable and coveted of the E-type series today. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.0600, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: http:// classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/541. (CA) 1963 Jaguar Mark 2 sedan An absolutely wonderful car. Three-owner history, all matching numbers, original colors and featuring an incredibly rare factory steel sunroof. Meticulously maintained and well documented. A veteran of two 1,000-mile tours, and several one- and two- day rallies. Rock-solid in every detail. $585,000. Contact Matt, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: mattcars@aol. com. (CT) 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I roadster S/N F10AB1B10102. Black/100 miles. 4-spd manual. Restored by Herb Harris of Harris Vincent Gallery and ridden 100 miles since. All original Vincent parts with electric start added. All matching numbers, including case halves, engine and frame. Starts and S/N 1BN2L23156. Colorado Red/black. 3,600 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Total restoration in 2009, engine bench-built including M upgrade w/ aluminum head, cam, pistons, carburetors. Flawless Red/black. A wonderful Mk I that is as flawless on the underside as it is on the top side. All matching numbers, original tools, owner’s manual, all original floors, sills and panels. Still has its ultra-rare factory S/N P218707DN. Black/red. 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 and includes original toolkit. Experience a highly original and soughtafter Jaguar example today. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com. Website: http://classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/517. (CA) 1967 Austin-Healey BJ8 Mk III Phase II convertible British Racing Green/black. 102,488 miles. I6, 4-sp manual w/OD. BRG with black interior and Everflex soft top, 4-speed with factory overdrive. Chrome wire wheels with matching spare, power disc brakes, roll-up windows, wood dash, unique rally features include functional side vents, outside filler cap, headers and rally suspension. Just out of long-term California ownership. A rust-free example in excellent mechanical condition with recent service. $59,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. 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SCM Showcase Gallery 1967 Jaguar E-type convertible on one wheel. Clean AZ title in the current owner’s name. $79,500 OBO. Stables Automotive Group LLC. Contact Chris, Ph: 480.699.3095, email: cgennone@ stablesgroup.com. Website: http://www.stablesgroup. com/vehicles/172/2000-bentley-continental-rmulliner. (AZ) 2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage coupe S/N 1E15000. Carmen Red/beige w/black top. 78,064 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Highly original, numbers-matching California black-plate XKE professionally restored by Jaguar specialists. Striking color combo, new Vredestein tires, recent servicing. Includes receipts dating back to the late ‘70s. Complete and ready to be shown, driven and enjoyed today. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: http://classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/490. (CA) 1972 MGB GT coupe S/N SCFAB22361K301803. Chiltern Green/cream & green. 45,236 miles. V12, automatic. Fourth owner. My daily driver, except during wintery conditions for the past 6½ years. V12 purrs. N/S. Comfy front seats. New Michelin Pilots. Car cover. Serviced by an exoticcar specialist for the past four years. Original dealer records. Timeless design. Contact for full details and additional pictures including underside shots. $27,500 OBO. Contact Roger, Ph: 215.880.4951, email: rsfeldusa@aol.com. (PA) 2001 CAV GT40 replica coupe Blue/tan. 68,000 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Engine just stuck last week (end of Sept). Body and interior very good for year. Carolina car. Just inspected, registered to 2019. $2,400. Contact John, Ph: 315.855.4368, email: jlmcn@frontiernet. net. (NY) 1994 Jaguar XJ 220 coupe S/N 0433SBLAU66. Yellow/black. 2,800 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. One of a kind! 4.9 Maserati Power, low miles. Tuned Spagetti Exempt exhaust. Fast, California registered for the road. $128,000 OBO. Spindler Engineering, Inc. Contact Ronald, Ph: 818.782.2788, email: reception@spindlereng. com. (CA) S/N SAJJEAEX8AX220628. Silverstone Green/Sand. 5,419 miles. V6, 5-spd manual. Extremely desirable color combination of Silverstone Green over a Sand leather interior, verified by its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate. Its 540-horsepower, 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine and 5-speed manual gearbox are ready to thrill the senses of its future caretaker. Completely mechanically renewed at a cost of nearly $90k. It is superbly documented with its factory tools, service history, build sheet copy, Jaguar Heritage Certificate, factory correspondence letters, the issue of Autoweek magazine featuring the car and more. $529,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co.. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/ inventory/1994-jaguar-xj220/. (MO) 2000 Bentley Continental R Mulliner coupe 2008 Bentley GTC convertible S/N SCBDR33W38C053460. Deep Blue/cream leather. 33,000 miles. V12, 6-spd automatic. Interior has that rich leather smell. Absolutely stunning car in excellent condition. W12 with 550 hp, AWD. Ultimate driving and performance. $72,000 OBO. Cloud 17 Collector Cars. Contact William, Ph: 585.233.1727, email: wgreener@bsk.com. (NY) GERMAN 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible S/N SCBZB25E6YCX63302. Tempest Silver/Ascot Beige. 37,600 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. Chassis number 63302 is one of 131 LHD Continental Rs produced worldwide with coachwork by Mulliner. Options include drilled pedals, power mirror, contrasting second interior color and a six-disc CD changer. Paint is in excellent condition with no evidence of damage. The CARFAX is clean, with recent service performed by the current owner. Pirelli P-Zero tires are in excellent condition with less than 2k miles. and the standard chrome wheels are mostly damage-free with only minor scuffing 166 S/N 9140430050. Ivory/black. 65,000 miles. H6 (flat 6), 5-spd manual. German-market vehicle, 50th example made, 2.0-liter flat six engine, 5-speed gearbox, four-wheel disc brakes, matching numbers per Certificate of Authenticity. Vehicle has been subject of a concours-quality restoration, including engine rebuild. Books and tools are present, including the original owner’s manual and jack. The vehicle is also accompanied by a voluminous history file along with photo documentation of restoration work. This particular early example is arguably one of the finest in existence, both in appearance and driveability. $115,000. Precision Motorcars. Contact Tyler, Ph: 513.271.5565, email: precisionmotorcars@gmail.com. (OH) 1979 Porsche 924 Sebring coupe Red/black. 125,000 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. Hard to find 944 Turbo that hasn’t been modified or trashed. Recent $7,000 service including timing belt and water pump replacement. Many photos available upon request. $26,000 OBO. RPM. Contact Steve, Ph: 802.598.0385, email: rpm@rpmvt.com. Website: www.rpmvt.com/. (VT) 1991 Porsche 911 3.8 RSR Turbo coupe Ruby Red/black. 49,500 miles. Flat 4, 4-spd manual. Paint, windshield, interior 2001, top end engine rebuild 2003, Nardi wheel, electric fuel pump, dual master brake cylinder, Optima Red Top, headlight and starter relays, rebuilt Bosch 022, SC tach, Hella 128s, owner’s manual, CoA, partial toolkit, tall 4th gear, Solex 40PII-4s, K&Ns. Sorted and more! $78,499. Contact Mark, email: arcola@visi.com. (MN) 1970 Porsche 914-6 convertible Red/53,500 miles. Inline 6, This beautiful ’63 190SL is a low-miles (53,500 original miles), totally restored example. The work was done by a facility that specializes in the restoration of 190SLs. Soon after the car’s completion, it was shown in the 2004 Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance in Michigan. Today, the car still looks fresh and is show-ready. It comes with both soft and hard tops. A reliable touring car that drives very well...truly a joy to drive. $147,900. Central Classic Cars. Contact Chuck, Ph: 419.618.3855, email: chuckputsch@hotmail. com. (OH) 1965 Porsche 356C coupe Guards Red/Saddle. 95,000 miles. H6, 5-spd manual. Rare and desirable Turbo Look Carrera coupe. Matching engine per CoA and other interesting options. One long-term owner from 1984. Excellent running and driving car. Many detailed photos available upon request. $78,000 OBO. RPM. Contact Steve, Ph: 802.598.0385, email: rpm@rpmvt.com. Website: http://www.rpmvt.com/. (VT) 1987 BMW M6 sedan 1963 Mercedes-Benz 190SL roadster 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo Look coupe S/N 60477. Red/tan. 119,000 miles. manual. This beautiful car was acquired in 2013 by the seller, president of BMW of San Francisco. The owner only drove it 1k miles. All service records from a dealer show all the extensive services. Always kept in a garage space, no rust. Equipped with the standard 3.5-liter S38 straight-six and received a new timing chain in 2012. More pictures and information available to serious buyers. $30,000. Contact Henry, Ph: 415.551.4297, email: harciniega@bmwsf. com. (CA) 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo coupe S/N WP0AA2965MS480521. Pastel Blue/black with Houndstooth. 4,000 miles. H6 (flat 6), 5-spd manual. Sunroof delete, custom hand-built Porsche 964 Turbo Outlaw with 3.8-L turbo motor built by Andial of Porsche Motorsports for winning 1994 Porsche Pikes Peak Challenge driven by Jeff Zwart. Well over $250k invested on this build. Produces nearly 600 reliable hp. Full documentation and history available. Auto Kennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911, email: paul@autokennel.com. Website: www.autokennel.com. (CA) This gorgeous SL was restored a few years back while in the possession of the president of the 190SL Club of America. Thus it is 100% correct and absolutely flawless. And it drives as good as it looks; having been driven on two 1000 tours in the past few years without a sputter. Perfect in every way. $215,000. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matt, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: mattcars@aol.com. (CT) S/N 9249207139. Guards Red/black & plaid. 34,000 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. Original owner, four-wheel-disc brakes, five-bolt ATS wheels, sports suspension, sunroof, 911 steering wheel, rear window wiper, a/c. Always garaged, primary use for PCA events and concours. $8,900. Contact Robert, Ph: 904.806.1193, email: bbarton904@ aol.com. (NC) Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera cabriolet ITALIAN 1960 Maserati 3500 GT by Touring coupe S/N WP0CA2996SS342292. Polar Silver/Gray w/ Metropol Blue cloth soft top). 70,147 miles. H6, 6-spd manual. This 993 Carrera is a great example, and has recently undergone a professional service by Porsche professionals. Equipped with heated seats, wind screen, power windows, Porsche floor mats, cruise control, automatic air conditioning, leatherwrapped steering wheel, heated power-adjustable mirrors and a power-operated rear spoiler. A Perfect example for driving or preserving. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com. Website: http://classicshowcase. com/index.php/inventory/detail/570. (CA) 1999 BMW Z3 M roadster S/N AM1011038. Dark Rosso Red/black leather. 26,258 miles. 4-spd manual. Beautifully preserved original black leather interior. Low mileage, highly original. One of just 257 examples produced and one of fewer than 75 examples remaining, making this one of the rarest in the world. Recently released from a large prominent collection and underwent a full service by marque specialists that included a complete fuel system, brake system and lubrication system overhaul. Accompanying this investmentgrade car is its Maserati Classiche documentation as well as its owner’s manual. $299,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: https://www.schmitt. com/inventory/1960-maserati-3500-gt-coupe-bytouring/. (MO) 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV coupe Corsa/light tan leather interior with Daytona Red trim. Complete engine-out service was performed by Ferrari in spring of 2015, documented with over $16k in receipts along with photos detailing the process, which included new clutch, timing belts & tensioners, fuel lines, waterlines, new tires, a water pump rebuild and an alignment. Multi-show winner and last shown in 2015 at the Ferrari Club of America National Meet, where it scored 93/100. Buy with confidence. $399,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co.. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@ schmitt.com. Website: https://www.schmitt.com/ inventory/1984-ferrari-512bbi/. (MO) 1991 Ferrari Testarossa coupe 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. $69,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: www. heritageclassics.com. (CA) 1953 Chrysler New Yorker Deluxe convertible Red/cream leather. 4,390 miles. Power windows, a/c, books, tools, jack, original spare, clean CARFAX, low documented miles, recent major engine-out service, highly desirable last-year example of this iconic thoroughbred, in superb condition. $129,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: http://www.heritageclassics.com. (CA) 1994 Alfa Romeo 164LS sedan S/N 7238633. Pimento Red/Red Highlander Plaid. 56,850 miles. V8, automatic. Model C56-2. Stunning, rare, multiple concours winning, top-of-the-line Chrysler with all options including rare Moparmatic steering wheel clock and all brochures. FirePower 331-cubic-inch Hemi with 180 horsepower. $110,000 OBO. Contact Loren, Ph: 610.216.9540, email: lhulber@ptd.net. (PA) 1955 Chrysler C-300 2-dr hard top S/N WBSCK9333XLC88356. Evergreen/Evergreen & black. 23,379 miles. Inline 6, manual. As close to a new Z3 M as you can find. Stored in climatecontrolled garage. Nonsmoking home. Factory hard top and spoiler. Very rare color. $26,950 OBO. Contact Fred, Ph: 541.521.7066, email: fsiegrist@ yahoo.com. (OR) 1999 BMW Z3 M coupe S/N AR3023174. Red/tan. 51,190 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. GTV project, 90%–95% complete. Bare-metal respray, rebuilt engine w/12.5 CR pistons, all mechanicals completely gone through, estimated $5k to complete. $25,000. Contact Charles, Ph: 404.822.6250, email: crcote@mindspring. com. (GA) 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB Euro coupe Black/black leather. 125,000 miles. V6, automatic. Very good condition, second owner for past 19 years, always garaged, Stebro exhaust, upgraded stereo head unit, top-of-the-line speakers, rebuilt climate and clock display, new timing belt and brakes, 164S wheels, as seen at 2015 AROC convention. A stack of receipts documenting maintenance. Looking for a good home. $3,000 OBO. Contact Roger, email: rogerpellegrini0@gmail.com. (NY) JAPANESE 1996 Acura NSX targa S/N WBSCM9330XLC60527. Black/black. 71,785 miles. Inline 6, 5-spd manual. One owner for 17 years. Stored in climate-controlled garage. Nonsmoking home. Excellent condition; 2- or 3+. $28,750 OBO. Contact Fred, Ph: 541.521.7066, email: fsiegrist@yahoo.com. (OR) 2005 Lotus Elise Touring roadster S/N SCCPC11155HL32316. Storm Titanium/dark blue. 30,000 miles. Inline 4, 6-spd manual. Garage kept. Clean CARFAX, K&N intake, B&M shifter. Original parts included, newer Dunlops and Brembo rear brake pads. Starshield, two sets of keys/ remotes, toolkit, owner’s manual and car cover. Excellent driving car, everything works. Oil cooler recall done. Not available in U.S. anymore, starting to appreciate. $35,000 OBO. Contact Cole, Ph: 602.635.8477, email: Colezman7@gmail.com. (AZ) S/N 23719. Red/tan. 52,000 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. European dry-sump GTB with 82k kilometers. 3-liter V8, 5-speed gearbox, four-wheel disc brakes. Delivered new March 24, 1978, by Official Ferrari dealer Concessionaria Veneto of Milan to Signor Moroni Tino, going through two short-term owners before being sold to the Mariani Collection in Monza, where it resided for over 30 years before being imported to the U.S. in March of 2015. Books, tools, jack and spare present. Fully documented ownership by Marcel Massini. An excellent car in both driveability and appearance. $135,000. Precision Motorcars. Contact Tyler, Ph: 513.271.5565, email: precisionmotorcars@gmail.com. (Ohio) 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi coupe S/N ZFFJA09B000052631. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. 4,945 miles. H12 (flat 12), 5-spd manual. Rosso December 2017 Seafoam Green/tan leather. 69,250 miles. Beautiful tan leather interior with matching canvas soft top S/N D7FH395042. Black/red. 5,542 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Concours winning car. Total restoration less than 5,600 miles. Original engine, Tremec 5-speed installed. Original 3-speed w/overdrive included. Car cruises at 75 mph. Power steering and brake, air conditioning, both tops, chrome wire wheels, Coker wide whites. Excellent condition throughout. Excellent paint and interior. No damage. Runs and drives perfectly. $65,000 OBO. Contact Benjamin, Ph: 650.888.1500, email: bgagere@gmail.com. (CA) 167 S/N JH4NA1180TT000174. Red/tan. 28,000 miles. V6, 5-spd manual. Beautiful and well cared for. Like-new and hard to find one better. No accidents, low miles, always garaged. Two owners and maintained at the same dealer since sold. Recent 30,000-mile service including timing-belt change. Moving overseas, so have to let her go. $64,000 OBO. Contact Lee, Ph: 503.519.1115, email: lswanstrom@gmail.com. (OR) AMERICAN 1948 Buick Super convertible S/N C566944. Sand Dune Beige/Coral leather. 81,558 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. A special-order 1956 Imperial, originally owned by a Texas rancher. A true survivor machine which just came out of longterm storage. While it runs and drives, it will need to be inspected and serviced before any use. Should be very competitive in preservation class. $17,500 OBO. Contact Don, Ph: 785.633.9926, email: dmoler009@gmail.com. (KS) 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible S/N 3N552201. Yellow/yellow. 33,526 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. Limited production, original Hemi, dual 4-barrel carbs, automatic transmission. 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SCM Showcase Gallery 1958 Dual-Ghia convertible 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390 coupe 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Hurst Hemi BO 29 Super Stock racer featuring a LS9 6.2-liter, supercharged V8. Includes all options: carbon-fiber throughout, heated seats, in-dash CD/DVD/navigation, Onstar system, Bluetooth, steering wheel-mounted controls, Bose 7-speaker stereo system, memory package, remote, luggage shade, climate control, head-up display and includes original documents and accessories. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com. Website: http://classicshowcase. com/index.php/inventory/detail/397. (CA) S/N 197. Midnight Blue/tan & blue leather. 1,378 miles. V8, automatic. Finished in stunning Midnight Blue with a gorgeous tan and blue leather interior. It has made numerous concours appearances including taking home an award at Pebble Beach in 2010. This investment-grade Dual-Ghia is one of only 30 known to exist and is without question one of the best examples available on the market today. $499,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1958-dual-ghiaconvertible/. (MO) 1959 Chevrolet Corvette 283/245 convertible Mossport Green (982)/dark green. 55,362 miles. V8, 4-sp manual. Rare high-performance Stingray, equipped with a 390-hp 427 V8 engine and 4-speed manual transmission. Outfitted with many factory options including air conditioning, power steering, power windows, power brakes, teak steering wheel, original AM/FM radio, side exhaust and knockoff wheels and handbook. Great example of performance American muscle. $89,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: www. heritageclassics.com. (CA) 1966 Pontiac GTO 2-dr hard top S/N J59S108338. Frost Blue/red. 91,374 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Stunning, numbers-matching frame-off, nut-and-bolt, date-coded restoration. No-rust Georgia car before restoration. Correct color combination. NCRS Top Flight award. This is a showstopper that is great to drive. $129,000 OBO. Contact Ronald, Ph: 716.983.6691, email: rlbauer@ verizon.net. (NY) 1964 Plymouth Savoy Lightweight Race 426 Hemi Crossram 2-dr sedan S/N 242176K11533. Canary Yellow/black. V8, automatic. With a/c, manual-crank windows and retro radio. $33,000 OBO. Bowie Culverts LLC. Contact Jeff, Ph: 940.733.6390, email: jwt@3texploration.com. (TX) 1968 Chevrolet Camaro convertible S/N BO29M8B299131. Black/V8, February of 1968 build, #75 of total run of mixed SS Dart and Barracudas. Largely unused from new. Never caged or tubbed, thus from ’70 on it was NHRA-prohibited to run due to no cage. Unibody, floors and torque boxes not twisted or bent like A-bodies that were raced without a cage. Original black rear carpet under large rear window unfaded, floors have factory primer, no rust and original taillight plastic perfect. History from 1980 known, but ’68 delivery to ’80 unknown. Apparently car was stored. 8¾ diff with factory heavy-duty drag axle remain. Owned by the Hemi Club president for many years. In magazines and pictured painted yellow in Hemi book prior to complete black-paint restoration. Also featured post-restoration in Mopar 2006 calendar. Very correct, has won many shows and concours, in #1 condition and needs nothing. Correct date-coded wiring, original blue coil. Hidden MSD 6 ignition replaced dead blue-box ignition, but have original unit. Period-correct SW oil and temp gauges and correct Jones mechanical tach. Brake-cylinder bores stainless-bushed, correct Hurst dual gate shifter (rare and expensive), interior excellent, period 2 1/8-inch Hooker headers now ceramic coated, dual three-inch stainless track exhaust added for shows. Car used only for show after restoration. Car now has NOS Keystone mags (used on Sox & Martin cars) with correct-size Goodyear slicks. Full set of 1970 dated Centerlines with Firestone slicks originally on car are included. Many spare parts acquired over the years available. For serious Mopar collectors. Will package with ’64½ Savoy Lightweight, which is the best of the best. Own the first and last of the SS Hemi Mopars. Hemis don’t get any better than these iconic cars. Contact Roald, Ph: 415.608.1901. Email: tra. kasco@gmail.com (CA) S/N 3141246868. White/red. 218 miles. V8, automatic. 1964½ factory Lightweight Hemi Savoy. Shown in the 2006 Mopar Performance calendar (copy goes to buyer) and acknowledged by Mopar experts (Galen Govier and others, in Davis book) as a top-tier car. This rare car is a time capsule. Two Govier authentications, window sticker, original fender tag and copy for shows. Infrequently raced in the early mid-’60s in the Midwest as the “Hemi Harvester” but never fully caged, tubbed or cut up. First-class restoration by top restorer Scott Tiemann upon its sale to a major collector. 1990 to date largely spent in two well-maintained collections. It has won its class and/or Best of Show at many major West Coast Mopar shows and high-level concours and is acknowledged by Mopar experts as the best seen. Never abused and used little, its floors and unibody are factory-original and straight. Factory-original K-head engine, correct wiring, optional front American Mags and steel rears with period M&H slicks. Car has unique and rare parts. The original lightweight Corning rear window, perfect Plexiglas side windows. Body including all the ORIGINAL aluminum is flawless and has all the ORIGINAL lightweight pieces including alloy hinges, brackets, lightweight front bumper, etc. Body and engine have correct factory build markings and paint swatches. Engine and trans are refreshed. The first of the factory Mopar Super Stocks. Will sell together with the 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Hurst Hemi Super Stock. A package of the first and the last factory Mopar Super Stocks. Contact Roald, Ph: 415.608.1901. Email: tra.kasco@gmail.com (CA) 168 Red/black. 2,000 miles. V8, 3-spd manual. Beautiful base-model Camaro that has undergone a recent refurbishment. Fresh paint, all-new chrome, new carpet, new seats and top. 327 with manual transmission. Runs and drives great, with full documentation going back to 1968. Bought from original owner. Rebuilt motor and trans. Can be driven anywhere. No rust issues, frame, floors, trunk etc. in excellent shape. $28,500 OBO. Contact John, Ph: 201.317.4073, email: jrodimer@aol.com. (NJ) 1968 Dodge Coronet 440 2-dr hard top 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko coupe WANTED FOR SERIOUS PRIVATE COLLECTOR: 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro. Preferably LeMans Blue or Daytona Yellow, with 4-speed. Must be 100% real car with matching numbers, known history and professional restoration or original condition. Ph: 860.690.9630,email: cars@ jonathansierakowski.com. (MA) 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 coupe 2014 Factory Five GTM coupe Gray/black. 1,082 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. One of a kind. LS6 motor mated to Porsche G50 transaxle. Coilover suspension. 19-inch on rears and 18-inch up front. Call or text with questions. $78,000 OBO. Select. Contact Graeme, Ph: 704.575.9510, email: graememkeith@gmail.com. (NC) 1975½ Chevrolet Vega Cosworth Twin Cam hatchback S/N 1V77E5U194304. Black/black. 68,330 miles. I4 Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Original owner. Rare Z-09 Vega #0078. Exceptional condition. Multiple CVOA national concours championships since 1985. Major concours Best in Class, Carlisle Invitational display car. Numbers-matching HME-rebuilt engine with 170 hp. All 42 years of service history, rare parts, a wall of trophies and more. $39,900. Contact Clark, Ph: 817.275.8809, email: cakirby49@att.net. (TX) © SHIFT UP TO SCM PLATINUM! S/N 1G1YY12S645104770. Torch Red/black. 11,200 miles. V8, 6-spd manual. This extremely low-mileage car is flawless. It is in hard-to-find original condition with no modifications. OEM Goodyear Eagle tires are practically brand new, with less than 2k miles on them. Hard to find a better original Z06! $27,500. Contact Rod, Ph: 405.245.8929, email: insuremeokc@yahoo.com. (OK) 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 coupe S/N WH23F8G173967. Sunfire Yellow/white. 58,257 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Documented with its broadcast sheet and driven 58,000 original miles, recent repaint in the original color Sunfire Yellow, paired with white top and interior. 318 V8, 2-barrel carburetor and factory air conditioning, dual exhaust and radiator stripping to reveal the brass upper tank. New water pump, valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gasket and thermostat. $29,897. Contact Richard, email: ls3_camaro@yahoo.com. 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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) Gooding & Company. Auctions 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) 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) 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, $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) 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) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485. Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for nostalgic and collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Worldwide Auctioneers. Rick Cole Auctions . Over thirty 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) GAA Classic Cars Auction, Greensboro, NC. 1.855.862.2257. A Premier Classic, Antique and Unique Vehicle Auction Experience. Offering 550 vehicles three times a year — March, July and November. All presented in a climate-controlled, enclosed, permanent, dedicated facility affectionately called “The Palace”. GAA Classic Cars brings you a customer-oriented team full of southern hospitality, a floor team with many years of classic auction experience and a selection of vehicles that continues to evolve and grow with each sale. www.gaaclassiccars.com 1.855.862.2257 (NC) years 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 17–19. Marriott Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf. info@ rickcole.com www.rickcole.com (CA) 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogbased, 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, 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) 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 Centerline International. (888) Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later, Leake has sold over 34,000 cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — “Fast N Loud” on Discovery, “Dallas Car Sharks” on Velocity and “The Car Chasers” on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) Russo and Steele Collector AutoDan 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 Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing 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) 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) Appraisals Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Automobilia Classic Car Dashes. Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Automodello. 877.343.2276. Auto- modello™ hand-built limited edition Resin Art™ in 1:24, 1:43, and F1 in 1:12 scale. Automodello is the exclusive licensed builder for premium quality curbside 1:24 with 1970s Lincoln Continental, 1965 Buick Riviera GS, 1954 Kaiser-Darrin and pre-war one-offs from Delage, Delahaye, Cord, Duesenberg and Packard. In 1:12, 1967 Lotus 49, and in 2018 the 1967 Eagle GuneyWeslake Spa winner. In 1:43, 1981 Gurney Eagle Challenger hand-signed by Dan Gurney (his favorite racer) and 1934 Packard V12 Dietrich. Free worldwide shipping on orders over $149, 10% discount to SCM readers: ONE24SCM on Automodello.com Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA) 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) Sales@ClassicCarDashes.com. Specializing in reproduction and replacement dash pads for many of your favorite cars, trucks and SUVs. Each pad is manufactured as close as possible to original specs. All dash pads offer quality in both fit and appearance and are manufactured in the U.S. www.ClassicCarDashes.com (PA) Classic Fit Covers. 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) California Car Cover Company. More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. Automotive Restorations. driversroad.com 513.490.5621. Large portfolio of automotive art prints, new and old, street or race, four wheels or two! Any car you had, have or desire! Custom commissions and commercial work accepted. Steve Petrosky, driversroad, 8711 Reading Road E1 Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 (OH) 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 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) sales@ClassicFitCovers.com. Welcome to Classic Fit Covers. We specialize in custom fit car covers and seat protectors for classic and modern vehicles. At Classic Fit Covers you get quality materials, superior craftsmanship and fast delivery...all at a great price! We have you Covered! www.ClassicFitCovers.com (PA) 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) 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. Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Autosport Groups. 561.676.1912 or 954.401.4535. Over 42 years experience offering Luxury, Classic, Exotic and Hi-line motorcars worldwide. Autosport Groups is highly respect- ed for our fine selection of preowned luxury, classic, exotic and sports cars, as well as exceptional customer service. We offer easy financing and extended warranties on most cars. Trades accepted. Top cash paid for your classics, exotic or hi-line automobiles. garycg@ aol.com www.autosportgroup.com (FL) in London, we are specialists in the finest historic motorcars and in contact with dealers and collectors from around the world. We offer the best advice and service in the collector car field. Int T: (0)798 5988070 or email: sales@ charlesprinceclassiccars.com www.charlesprinceclassiccars.com. 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) Chequered Flag. 310.827.8665. Chequered Flag is Los Angeles’ best known classic car dealer. We specialize in European classic and sports cars, particularly air-cooled Porsches. We have over 100 classics in inventory including over 25 Porsches. We appreciate our many repeat customers with over 15,000 cars bought and sold since 1986. www.ChequeredFlag.com sales@chequeredflag.com (CA) December 2017 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) 171


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. 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 Corvette America. 800.458.3475. The #1 manufacturer & supplier of interiors, parts and wheels for all generations of Corvettes. Our Pennsylvania manufacturing facility produces the finest quality Corvette interiors and our distribution center is stocked with thousands of additional Corvette-related products. Corvette America is a member of the RPUI family of companies. www.CorvetteAmerica.com (PA) DriverSource. 281.497.1000. 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 Milestone Motorcars. Ideal Classic Cars. 855.324.0394. Girardo & Co. +44 (0) 203 621 2923. Girardo & Co. provide clients with a specialist service offering expert advice in buying, selling and sourcing classic cars at the very top end of the collector’s market, whilst delivering the best possible service to clients. www.girardo.com info@girardo.com Our goal as a company is to showcase the highest investment-quality, restored classic cars to the world; while offering these vehicles at a fair market price. Our attention to detail is unsurpassed. If you are looking for a true investment car that will go up in value...contact us. We have a full sales and service department. We also provide shipping worldwide. We are in business simply because of our love and passion for classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Let us share that with you. www.idealclassiccars.net (FL) 561.509.7251. We are passionate about classic performance automobiles. A lifetime of experience has given us the ability to help those who share our enthusiasm, whether our clients are experienced collectors or just starting down the road. Let us share with you the passion we feel every day. SALES ~ SERVICE ~ SUPPORT ~ PARTS ~ COMPETITION www.milestonemotorcarsllc.com 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) Paul Russell and Company. Kurt Tanner Motorcars. Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment and pickup. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com 909.241.1051. An exclusive European Sports Car dealer located in Orange County, CA. Over 35 years experience in the classic car business with a distinguished previous reputation for AustinHealey restorations. We accurately and honestly present fine European cars for sale in today’s market. Buy/sell/trade. We purchase and pick up from any U.S. location with quick payment. Please call or visit our website to view current inventory. www.kurttannermotorcars.com (CA) Morris and Welford. 949.565.4000. Morris and Welford, a JD Classics company, are established, fine collector car dealers based in Newport Beach, California. We have a 14,800 sq ft showroom with cars for sale, cars on consignment, collection management, appraisal services and more. www.morrisandwelford.com Email: pat@morrisandwelford.com 4040 Campus Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 978.768.6092. www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the preservation and sales of European classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) 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 tomobiles 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) Paramount Automotive Group/ 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) Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. 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 Pendine. 0044 (0)7770 762751. Pen- dine specializes in the sale of historic cars for road and track. While focusing specifically on British cars from the immediate post-war period to the 1970s, our experience ranges from Edwardian racers to the supercars of the 1990s. Please call us at 0044 (0)7770 762751, or email james@pendine.co and check out our website www.pendine.co (U.K.) 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 172 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) Mustang America. 844.249.5135. Mustang America is a new company initially specializing in first generation (1965–1973) Mustang parts, interiors and accessories. Launched by Corvette America, Mustang America provides the same level of world-class customer service, product quality and fast delivery. We look forward to serving the vintage Mustang enthusiast. www.MustangAmerica.com (PA) Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic au- 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 Col- Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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lectors. Give us a call for a confidential analysis of your car’s true value—not what we want to buy it for. offices and warehousing in CT and NJ to better serve our clientele. WHAT’S IN YOUR GARAGE? More cars of course, when you call 203.509.5353! www.CarLiftsPlus.com hicle, 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. Ray Zuder. 860.830.6104. Symbolic International. 858.259.0100. Symbolic International is one of the premier dealers of classic cars and vintage race cars in the world. Our spectacular vehicles are available for purchase and worldwide delivery. Our knowledgeable team, with over 100 years of combined experience, can help you find the perfect car for your collection. www.symbolicinternational.com info@symbolicinternational.com (CA) CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. CARS are now able to offer secure indoor vehicle storage solutions at its new state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Los Angeles. Contact CARS directly to discuss your vehicle storage requirements and find out more about the many services that we offer. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy – hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com Vintage Motors of Sarasota. 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include sales, acquisitions and consignment of high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75-plus examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) Classic Car Transport Reliable Carriers Inc. 877.744.7889. Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. West Coast Classics. 310.399.3990. West Coast Classics are internationally renowned California Classic Car Dealers who specialize in buying and selling of rare and classic European and American classic cars. Two branch locations in Southern California; 1205 Bow Avenue in Torrance, and 1918 Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica. We ship throughout the world and will provide you with unparalleled service of your rare, sports, exotic, luxury, collector or classic car needs. www. WestCoastClassics.com info@WestCoastClassics.com (CA) Car Storage 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 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 Collection Management Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) 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 Insurance. 888.647.8639. James A. Grundy invented Agreed Value Insurance in 1947; no one knows more about insuring collector cars than Grundy! With no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, low rates, and high liability limits, our coverages are specifically designed for collector car owners. Grundy can also insure your daily drivers, pickup trucks, trailers, motorhomes, and more — all on one policy and all at their Agreed Value. www.grundy.com (PA) RideCache Your documentation McCollister’s Auto Transport. 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 represents 5% or more of your vehicle’s value – yet it is fading away in folders and binders susceptible to loss or damage. Let our professionals take those binders and turn them into organized, protected, transferable digital resources – all for less than the cost of a high-end detailing service. Learn more at ridecache.com/SCM RideCache—Organize, Manage, Preserve your Collection. Collector Car Insurance J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed 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. English CAR LIFTS PLUS.COM 203.509.5353. Need a Lift? Need Service on your current Car Lifts? Sales, service and guaranteed installations. Residential and commercial car lifts. We are a well-established car lift company and an authorized dealer for all major brands, with hundreds of happy customers throughout the Northeast. Personal service offering on-site measuring and preconstruction layout advice for new projects. Our experienced 5-star technicians provide full-service professional installation, from delivery to safety training. Fully insured with December 2017 Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse 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. a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www.barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select “Get a quote,” enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle, and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your ve- Allard Motor Works LLC. The Allard Motor Works J2X is a hand-crafted version of the famed British competition roadster that stirred the crowds in Europe and the Americas in the early 1950s. Our modern J2X MkIII, recognized by the Allard Register, integrates the latest technology into the original 173


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. 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 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) The BMW CCA is the world’s largThe quail, A Motorsports GathAston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Kevin Kay Restorations. 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) 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) Finance 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. Bud’s Benz. 800.942.8444. At Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–present. www.welshent.com (OH) Events—Concours, Car Shows J.J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! Bud’s, we sell a full line of MercedesBenz parts for cars from the 1950s through the 1980s. We do minor and major service work on most Mercedes. Restoration work; including paint, interior, mechanical and other services are available. We pride ourselves in doing work that is tailored to our customers’ needs and budgets. We also (locally) work on later-model Mercedes, BMW, and Mini Coopers. Computer diagnostics and work related to keeping your daily driver on the road are all available at Bud’s. www.budsbenz.com (GA) Hilton Head Island Motoring 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) 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 27–November 5, 2017 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. Ferrari Financial Services. 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. German 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) Lajollaconcours.com. 619.233.5008. lajollaconcours@mcfarlanepromotions.com La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 6-8, 2018. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. (CA) Art’s Star Classics. 800.644.STAR Riverside Military Academy JWF Restorations Inc. Specializing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). 174 Champions and Heroes. 404.237.2633. June 1–3, 2018. A 3-day Time Trial, a Concours, a Rally plus more from the Carmel Concours on the Avenue producer. info@rmachampionsandheroes.com www.rmachampionsandheroes.com. (GA) (1.800.644.7827). 30 years of expertise in new and hard to find parts, as well as component restoration for all Mercedes from 1931–1971. Servicing owners and restorers worldwide. Star Classics also offers: Sales and Acquisitions of all ’50s and ’60s Mercedes and restoration project management for car owners so they realize the car of their dreams. Contact us today: info@artsstarclassics.com www.artsstarclassics.com International Phone #:1.602.397.5300 DC Automotive. 1.877.287.6749. Rob and the team at DC Automotive are Porsche fanatics. They eat, sleep and breathe Porsche – sometimes to the dismay of their spouses. But they know that finding new, used and rebuilt 1965 to 2013 Porsche parts can be overwhelming. That’s why they’re committed to having your back – plus front, engine, interior, body, wheels, electrical, everything – for 911s, Cayennes, Boxsters, Caymans, 944s, 968s, 914s and 928s. Call us today at 1-877-287- 6749. http://dcautocatalog.com European Collectibles Inc. 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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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) Italian Museums Hamann Classic Cars. Scott Grundfor Company. 805.474.6477. Since the 1970s, Scott Grundfor Company has set the bar with best of show cars. Four decades later, we continue our long and rich tradition of excellence in the collectible car and restoration market. As trusted and respected Mercedes-Benz experts, we strive to not only continue the restoration and sales excellence we’ve worked so hard to develop, but to also bring awareness to the appreciation, preservation and history of the automobile. scott@scottgrundfor.com www.scottgrundfor.com (CA) Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas. 855.903.7532. Gaudin Porsche boasts 42,000 square feet, making it one of the largest Porsche dealerships in the U.S. It is also the first Certified Porsche Classic Partner in the country, encompassing highly-skilled service technicians specializing in classics, original parts and a variety of available models, all under one roof. Owned by the Gaudin Motor Company, a family-owned automotive dealer since 1922. For more information visit www.GaudinClassic. com (NV) Import/Export 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 Barber Vintage Motorsports MuPremier Financial Services. 877.973.7700. Since 1997, renowned customer service and honest leasing practices have made Premier the nation’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) CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than Mercedes-Benz Classic 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) two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. If you need your vehicle transported, CARS have the expertise and knowledge to ensure it arrives in perfect condition, on time, and with no unexpected costs. CARS are able to action any shipping request through its own offices in the U.K., New York, Los Angeles and Japan, and via its network of global agents. Whether your vehicle needs to be transported by road, sea or air freight, please get in touch and allow CARS to take the worry and stress out of your shipment needs. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy — hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com seum. 205.281.3519. When looking for a new home for your vintage car why not consider The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum? Home to over 100 cars and 1,500 motorcycles. The Museum, a Not-for-Profit 501(c)3 foundation, is dedicated to the preservation of cars like yours, and it could help future generations understand why we all love cars. An outright donation or a bargain sale can both offer generous tax advantages. For more information please call or email, Lee Clark,Senior Manager of Restoration and Conservation LClark@Barbermuseum.org www.Barbermuseum.org (AL) LeMay—America’s Car Museum Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than $1 million, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal Cosdel International Transportation. Porsche Club of America. 410.381.0911. We know the joy Porsche ownership can bring, and we’ve built a community around that. With 3,000-plus events each year – from competitive club racing to relaxing getaways, from driver education to technical sessions – there is something for everyone in PCA. Whether reuniting with old friends or making new ones, we hope you will join us! www.PCA.org 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) celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the fourlevel, 165,000-square-foot museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and offers a majestic view above Commencement Bay. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. LeMay—America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) info@lemaymuseum.org www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) Parts, Accessories & Car Care Evans Waterless Coolant is the 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) 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. P21S Auto Care Products. Since 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 December 2017 175


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. 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) upholstery, body and paint and panel fabrication services. www.automotiverestorations.com/vrs/home Restoration — General 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. 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) Academy of Art University. 800.544.2787. Take the wheel and bring the past to life. Academy of Art University provides aspiring artists and designers the education they need to launch their careers. Our Automotive Restoration program prepares passionate people to be the next generation of automobile restorers. The program, led by legendary designer Tom Matano, explores the techniques, processes and historical studies necessary to restore classic cars. Contact us and get started on your artistic journey! 79 New Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA. www.academyart.edu/AutoR 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 level 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) 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) Brighton Motorsports. TOURANIL Leather by AERISTO 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 Racing Services +1 (817) 624-8400. A deep passion for classic automobiles has led AERISTO’s founder Christian Schmidt to develop an authentic line of classic, vegetable tanned leathers. AERISTO, the market leader for high end, technical aviation leathers is now proud to offer their TOURANIL article to the restoration community. All raw materials are sourced from premium South German bull hides, available in stock in a wide array of colors. Please reach out to AERISTO to learn more. info@aeristo.com www.aeristo.com 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) Exotic Auto Recycling. 916.638.8000, 855.638.8878. Exotic Auto Recycling is a Central California-based auto parts supplier that specializes in used and new replacement parts for Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini. We believe that this specialized approach allows us to be more knowledgeable of our products. Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini is not just our business, it’s also our passion. For a 10% discount on used parts use discount code SCM10 at the time of purchase. sales@exoticautorecycling.com www.exoticautorecycling.com (CA) Brightworks. 937.773.5127. BrightAlan Taylor Company Inc. Vintage Racing Services. 203.377.6745. Our full-service shop facility and experienced staff provide all aspects of racecar construction, setup and repair for production-based cars to purpose-built sports racers to formula cars. We can build a racecar from the ground up, restore your historic vintage racer to its former glory or maintain your racecar, all to ensure your maximum enjoyment. Our trackside support, transportation, racecar rental and coaching can round out your experience. Our sister company, Automotive Restorations Inc., offers high-quality 176 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War European and American Automobiles. With an emphasis on French Marques including Bugatti & Delahaye and over 50 years of experience in the automotive field, we have proven to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our facility provides a full-array of services including Fabrication, Metal-Shaping, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding, Machine Shop, Award-Winning Upholstery, Paint Shop and Pattern Making & Castings. Providing these services in-house has proved to be highly efficient and has enabled us to provide our clients with the highest level of old-fashioned quality workmanship, professionalism and client services. www.alantay- lorcompany.com works has partnered with Ruote Borrani to be the only authorized restorer of Ruote Borrani wheels in the world, and to be a distributor for any new Ruote Borrani products in North America. We use the original Ruote Borrani drawings and blueprints to restore your wheels to exact factory standards and offset. Additionally, we use the correct font letter/number stamps to re-create all of the original markings to restore your Borrani wheels to be factory original, correct and certified. www.brightworkrestoration.com (OH) 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. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver-, show/driver-, show- and preservation- 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) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Farland Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245. A complete facility offering concours-level restorations, repair and fabrication services. We work on all makes, and specialize in Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche. Highly organized and fiscally responsible, we provide biweekly detailed billing to keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our site for details. Email: doug@farlandcars.com. www.farlandcarscom Sport and Specialty. 815.629.2717. We are specialists in Austin-Healey and Jaguar cars but have experience in a variety of other marques, to include; most British cars, Alfa Romeo, Corvette, Aston Martin, Ferrari and early Lotus. Our work includes: All levels of restoration services, (full, mechanical, sympathetic, etc.), simple repairs, ongoing maintenance and vintage race preparation. We also offer full mechanical services; Engine, transmission, overdrive, differential and component rebuilds. www.sportandspecialty.com The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. One of the most widely recognized names in the world of collector cars. As seen on Discovery, History and National Geographic TV. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) The Creative Workshop. 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. 954.920.3303. The Creative Workshop is a Pebble Beach award winning fullservice concours restoration shop located in South East Florida. Our 10,000+ sq. ft. facility provides comprehensive, in-house restoration and repair services as well as collection and event support. Creative is a multi-marque workshop, specializing in the forensic restoration of post-war European cars. However, we support our Clients’ diverse collections — and have extensive experience in antique, pre/post war American, muscle and racing vehicles. info@TheCreativeWorkshop.com www.TheCreativeWorkshop.com Vintage Underground. 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 US Postal Service Statement of Ownership and Circulation (Required by USC). 1. A. Title of Publication: Sports Car Market 2. 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Carl Bomstead eWatch Charlie Schalebaum, Hershey’s Automobilia King I’m sure Charlie’s turning over in his grave at the prices realized at his estate auction Thought Carl’s Charles “Charlie” Schalebaum passed away earlier this year at the age of 86. Now, if you are wondering who Charlie was, then you have never really been to Hershey, PA. He was the undisputed King. Charlie had been a factor there since 1958, and his massive tent was a must-see place. It was a treasure trove of unique and distinctive automobilia. Over the years, he offered the rare and unusual, including Ettore Bugatti’s shoes, mascots from famous cars, automotive artwork, rare pins and badges and even a deck chair from the Titanic that had been removed just prior to sailing. They all were offered with a famous “Charlie story” — and a corresponding price. Having known Charlie for over 30 years, I’m sure he’s turning over in his grave at the prices realized at the Heritage Auction, held September 22–25, where they offered many pieces from his estate. They certainly would not have been to his expectations. But then with Charlie, they never were. A legend has passed. would have been presented with a “story” and price tag of at least a couple grand. tomobiles was the type of rare and unusual item Charlie was famous for. He frequently traveled to Europe and had an “eye” for this type of pricey automotive knickknack. HERITAGE AUCTIONS— LOT 65047. SILVERED AUTOMOTIVE INKWELL. Estimate: $300–$500. SOLD AT: $2,125. This was a finely detailed early race car with driver and codriver. It was about 9.75 inches in length, but there were no markings noted. I cannot imagine Charlie offering it for anything close to the amount paid here, but there were times he needed to make a deal, and who knows what he might have done. HERITAGE AUCTIONS— LOT 65086. PACKARD AUTOMOBILE PRESENTATION RING. Estimate: $1,000–$1,500. SOLD AT: $625. This Balfour 10K gold Packard ring dated to 1940 and had been worn by the prior owner, as the fine detail had worn away. We watched a similar ring, in better condition, sell for about $5,000 a few months ago, so this was an absolute bargain, no doubt much to Charlie’s chagrin. HERITAGE AUCTIONS— LOT 65017. MAHOGANY AND GERMAN SILVER CANE WITH AUTOMOTIVE RACING MOTIF. Estimate: $800–$1,200. SOLD AT: $2,125. Heritage, at their May 2014 auction, sold a similar cane for a little over $1,000. This may very well be the same cane, and if so, Charlie’s eye paid off again. He, however, would not have been pleased to simply double his money. HERITAGE AUCTIONS— LOT 65026. PORCELAIN PACKARD DEALER ADVERTISING PIN TRAY. Estimate: $600–$800. SOLD AT: $512.50. This porcelain Packard tray with an early open touring car was about 5.5 inches in length and dated from about 1940. It was from the Aimila Automobile Company in Bombay. Now, Charlie never had anything this inexpensive in his booth, and it COOLERS FOR HOTCHKISS AUTOMOBILES. Estimate: $5,000–$7,000. SOLD AT: $6,875. Hotchkiss et Cie was a French arms maker who evolved into manufacturing luxury automobiles. Their first car debuted in 1903. They also built race cars, winning the Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo six times. The crossed-cannon logo was a carryover from their arms heritage. These sterling-silver wine coolers were the type of treasure you would often find at Charlie’s Hershey stall, but you would have thought the price tag was his phone number. HERITAGE AUCTIONS— LOT 65084. AVIONS VOISIN AUTOMOBILE COMPANY GOLD AND SAPPHIRE PENDANT. Estimate: $200–$400. SOLD AT: $1,500. This French 18K gold pendant for Voisin Au- HERITAGE AUCTIONS— LOT 65020. PAIR OF STERLING-SILVER WINE 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 HERITAGE AUCTIONS— LOT 65018. FRENCH AUTOMOBILE WAGON TOY. Estimate: $800–$1,200. SOLD AT: $1,187.50. This was an intricate early wagon toy in exceptional condition. There was no maker noted. It measured about six inches in length and was cute as heck. A toy this detailed would have top billing in Charlie’s tent, along with an involved tale regarding its acquisition. That was all part of the allure of Charlie’s booth at Hershey. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions, HA.com