Sports Car Market February 2010

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BONUS: Expanded Issue! 40 Pages of Collector Cars Priced and Rated Sports CarMarket Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends AMG +GTR = OMG! Mercedes Übercar Makes $865k February 2010 What's Real Money in Today's Ferrari Market When the Feds Seize and Crash Your Exotic '29 Alfa 6C 1750 GS—Not a Zagato, Still $865k '70 GTO Judge Ram Air IV Convertible Stuns at $371k

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Sports CarMarket Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 40 Alfa 6C—Not your usual suspect February 2010 .Volume 22 . Number 2 42 AMG Gullwing—Rich guy's resto-mod IN-DEPTH PROFILES What You Need To Know FERRARI 34 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS Targa—$82,665 / Bonhams One of few 1980s cars to reclaim its original list price. Steve Ahlgim ENGLISH 38 1954 Jaguar XK 120SE Drophead Coupe—$96,487 / H&H All the right factors come together in this handsome cat. Ray Nierlich ETCETERINI 40 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport—$865,208 / RM Betting on history trumps conventional coachwork wisdom. Donald Osborne GERMAN 42 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG Coupe—$765,026 / RM Teutonic resto-mod, at the cost of a perfectly good Gullwing. Miles Collier AMERICAN 44 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV Convertible— $371,000 / Mecum This is one pedigreed Goat. Colin Comer RACE 46 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Coupe—$865,208 / RM 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster—$1,020,034 / RM His-and-hers race cars for the street. Thor Thorson Cover photograph: RM Auctions GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 218 Cars Examined and Rated at Seven Sales RM AUCTIONS 50 London, UK: The third annual Automobiles of London event sells a solid $18.1m at Battersea Park. Paul Hardiman BONHAMS 62 Brookline, MA: “Deuces Wild” Ford Collection highlights the $1.8mVintage New England sale, while a 1937 AC 16/80 Competition leads the day at $166k. Donald Osborne CARLISLE AUCTIONS 74 Carlisle, PA: Low-mileage originals help to bring a $1.9m total at Fall Carlisle. Chip Lamb BONHAMS 86 Reims, FRA: This first-time Reims-Gueux sale grosses $3.9m, headlined by a 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS at $672k. Jérôme Hardy COYS 96 Padua, ITA: 51 of 98 sell at this $2.5m Coys annual event alongside Auto e Moto d'Epoca. Donald Osborne SILVER AUCTIONS 104 Medford, OR: The no-reserve Bernie Zieminski Collection of classic projects brings $1.6m. Paul Duchene EBAY MOTORS 112 The pickup you've always needed. Geoff Archer

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28 Argentina by Aston COLUMNS 8 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 26 Affordable Classic MG A—streamlining the dream Rob Sass 28 Legal Files When the government takes your collector car John Draneas 40 Sheehan Speaks Real-world Ferrari prices for the current market Michael Sheehan 114 Motobilia Second Kaufman toy sale nets $2.9m Carl Bomstead 116 Bike Buys KTM Duke—the nutter's bike Tim Parker 130 eWatch 1915 Louisiana plate sets the pace Carl Bomstead FEATURES 28 1000 Millas Sport: Into the Andes 30 Concours: Fairfield and Hilton Head Island 32 Auto e Moto d'Epoca: Italy's Hershey DEPARTMENTS 10 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 12 The Inside Line 14 Contributors 16 You Write, We Read 18 Display Advertisers Index 20 Time Pieces: Jules Jurgensen Pocket Watch 20 Neat Stuff: Driving shoes and customshirts 22 In Miniature: 1929–33 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 22 Book Review: The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles 60 Glovebox Notes: 2010 Kia Soul Sport, 2010 Scion tC Coupe Release Series 5.0 66 Our Cars: 1942 Ford Super DeLuxe Woodie Wagon 100 Alfa Bits 113 FreshMeat: 2010 Ferrari California, 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series, 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR 118 Mystery Photo 118 Comments with Your Renewal 120 Showcase Gallery 126 Resource Directory Shooting Argentina, Fabian Gallucci and Lucas Chamorro

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Pleasure and Punishment, Collector Car Style W ith this February issue, we are now well into the 22nd year of Sports Car Market. Twenty-two is my lucky number. My birthday falls on the 22nd, and my race cars have always been numbered 22. When we first started SCM in our basement, as the four-page mimeographed Alfa Romeo Market Letter, we never imagined that over two decades later we'd still be pumping out auction reports and market commentary about cranky old cars. While our page count has increased, and we're now on newsstands in chains like Borders and Barnes & Noble, some things haven't changed at all. First, our primary responsibility to you, our readers, is to call the market exactly as we see it. When record sales are occurring, like the ex-McQueen Lusso that made $2.3m, it's frothy and fun. When some segments of the market are struggling, like the Chevelle LS6 that dropped over $1m in four years, we're aware that each lower-price sale we cover can bring frustration and disillusionment. But the market is what the market is. Writing about strong sales 460 horsepower—'tis enough, 'twill serve been full of good things. It started when we got a call from good friend Art Smith, the general manager of Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, the local (and oldest in the nation) Ferrari dealer. He asked if I'd like to drive a new California for the day; I could go anywhere I wanted so long as I was at Pasquale Perrina's Ferrari and Maserati of Seattle by 6 pm. At nine o'clock the next morning, I hit the dealership, along with Corvette Market Contributor and Callaway Twin-Turbo owner Michael Pierce. We were met by Matteo Sardi, Director of Public Relations for FNA, and after a short demonstration of the retractable hard top (!) and the nav system (!!), we were on our way. The California introduction has not been without controversy. Ferrarista who wish that all cars were 166 Barchettas decry the styling (not aggressive enough), the creature comforts (real men use folding tops), and the electronics (I can get anywhere with a Rand McNally Atlas and a compass, thanks). Well, the world has changed in the past 40 (or even ten) years, and doesn't make the market go up, just as writing about weak ones doesn't make it go down. The collector car market is comprised of hundreds of thousands of individuals, each of whom is making specific decisions about specific cars. SCM doesn't drive the market, but it does try to tell you what is really going on, whether the information is painful or pleasurable. Unlike the stock market, where institutions like pension funds can dramatically shift share values by buying or selling large blocks of shares, no one in the collector car market is going to suddenly buy six of the 39 Ferrari GTOs in one day simply by placing an order with his broker. It's all in the details SCM's belief is that when an important car comes up for sale, or is reported sold, we have an obligation to our readers to try to explain the price, based on the condition and provenance of the car. The information in SCM, when combined with your own research and that of the marque experts you may choose to engage, should enable you to form an educated opinion as to the history, condition, and current market value of a particular collector car. In the end, all the issues pertaining to any collector car, both posi- tive and negative, will eventually surface, and the sooner the better. If a car doesn't have the history that is claimed, marque experts will point that out. If an engine looks to have been re-stamped, the trainspotters will be out in force. The more satisfied a potential buyer is with the information he has about a car, the more likely he is to be a satisfied, and therefore repeat, buyer. During the next 22 years, we can't promise that collector cars will appreciate (although long-term prospects are good, as there will be more collectors chasing fewer cars), nor can we say that prices won't go down like the Titanic, however unlikely that might be. What we can say is that we are here to act as your eyes and ears within the collector car community. We won't always have good news, and we won't always have bad news, but we'll always have news. Good luck, and happy hunting. The new California As a lover of cars, both old and new, the past couple of months have 8 today's Ferrari buyer is looking for an ultra-high-performance vehicle that doesn't beat you to death as you go down the road. With a powerful front-mounted V8 (a Ferrari first), the car's handling was extremely predictable. Pierce and I traveled 200 miles on backroads to Oregon's Timberline Lodge and back, and even with the traction control engaged I was able to bring the rear end around with the throttle, just enough to be entertaining, without invoking the terror of a $200,000 mishap. Although it pains me to admit it, the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic shifted faster and more assuredly than I could have manually. After dropping Pierce off, I picked up my wife, Wendie, for the straight shot up I-5 to Seattle. We did manage to make a slight detour through Auburn, Washington, where her two sons, Tyler and Drew, were practicing with their high school varsity football team. I confess to having my own Ferris Bueller moment as we drove off, the Ferrari making impossibly loud and expensive noises, which brought the entire practice to a halt. Tyler reported later that his friends asked, “What's Keith do for a living, anyway?” Good question. The California has been dissected endlessly online in chat rooms and on blogs, as well as in publications devoted to new cars. All we can add is that the California is a real Ferrari in every way, and it's nice to have another front-engined open car added to the fold. The Healey and Patagonia On the more traditional SCM side of the ledger, in November of last year, Wendie and I participated in the 21st annual 1000 Millas Sport in Patagonia, Argentina. We were invited by longtime SCMers Martin and Adrian Sucari. (Martin's Ferrari SWB, s/n 3143, won the FIVA award for most significant automobile in the rally.) Our 1955 Austin-Healey 100-4 was graciously provided by Adrian's wife, Caroline. The event is a highly competitive TSD, with serious competitors car- rying enough high-tech equipment to equip a space shuttle. But the focus is on driving, and the seemingly endless, picturesque, lightly trafficked two-lane roads led us across the Andes into Chile and back, then through Patagonia. The tender ribeye beef every night, accompanied by the local Malbec, was even better than I had anticipated. We finished 99th out of 132 cars and struck up a friendship with an SCMer from Hong Kong, Justin Kennedy, who was driving a 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 DHC. A first-time vintage rallyist, his story appears on p. 28. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Jim Pickering Atlantic City, with featured cars including a 1931 Pierce-Arrow LeBaron convertible, a 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III, and a 1950 Chrysler Town & Country coupe. McCormick— 48th Palm Springs Classic Car Auction Where: Palm Springs, CA When: February 26–28 More: Last year: 254/463 cars sold / $4.1m McCormick's 48th auction 1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 Lightweight at H&H Petersen Collector Cars— Salem Collector Car Auction Where: Salem, OR When: February 6 More: www.petersencollectorcars .com Over 150 vehicles are expected at this early February event, which will be held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem. Everything from modern sports cars to traditional hot rods will be featured, with early consignments including a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS, a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette, a 1969 Mercury Cyclone, and a 1966 Ford Mustang. Artcurial—Classic and Racing Cars Where: Paris, FRA When: February 14 More: Last year: 20/57 cars sold / $3.7m This annual sale held at the Palais des Congrès in Paris typically sees in the neighborhood of 50 consignments, and headliners at this year's event include a 1935 Voisin C25 Aerodyne, a 1904 Lavie, and a 1935 Delahaye cabriolet by Chapron. Shannons— Sydney Summer Classic Auction Where: Sydney, AUS When: February 15 More: Last year: 13/26 cars sold / $195k Featured consignments at this year's Sydney Summer Classic include a 1955 Morgan Plus 4 roadster, a 1983 De Tomaso Longchamp, a 1972 Citroën SM coupe, a 1976 Holden HX LE Monaro coupe, a 1913 Hupmobile Model 32 tourer, and a 1963 Tatra 603 sedan featuring a recent full engine rebuild. 10 H&H Sales Ltd.—The Pavilion Gardens Where: Buxton, UK When: February 17 More: The Octagon Theatre and Paxton Suite are familiar territory for H&H, with the last sale here in September totaling $1.9m from 58 of 84 available lots. An array of collectibles offered at different price points can be expected at the February auction, with headliners including a 1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 Lightweight and a 1971 Ferrari 246 GT Dino coupe. Leake Auction Company— Oklahoma City 2010 Where: Oklahoma City, OK When: February 19–20 More: Last year: 166/346 cars sold / $3.2m More than 400 cars are expected at this 26th annual Oklahoma event, with two auction rings operating simultaneously throughout both days of the sale. Everything from American muscle to classics and sports cars will be available, and with 2009's sale seeing a majority of sale prices at $40k and below, this year's auction should prove to be a good place for both first-timers as well as those in the market for a good driver or local cruise-in car. G. Potter King— Atlantic City Classic Car Show & Auction Where: Atlantic City, NJ When: February 26–28 More: The Atlantic City Convention Center will again serve as backdrop for this annual event, with highlights including a 1956 Oldsmobile Super 88 convertible, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, and a 1959 Ford Skyliner retractable hard top. In addition, an exclusive auction will also take place at the Borgata hotel in again takes place at the Spa Resort and Casino in Palm Springs, and this year's event will feature over 500 cars crossing the auction block over three days. Look for vintage, classic, and custom American iron, as well as a variety of European tourers and sports cars available at around $50k and below. ♦ 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: JANUARY 7-9—MIDAMERICA Las Vegas, NV 8-10—FT LAUDERDALE BEACH AUCTION Ft Lauderdale, FL 8-10—TOM MACK Charlotte, NC 16—COYS Birmingham, UK 16-17—KRUSE Glendale, AZ 16-18—ICA Gilbert, AZ 18-24—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 20-24—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 21-22—RM Phoenix, AZ 22-24—KRUSE Miami, FL 22-25—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 23—BONHAMS Paris, FRA 23—GOODING & COMPANY Scottsdale, AZ 28-31—MECUM Kissimmee, FL FEBRUARY 6—PETERSEN Salem, OR 8-9—BARONS Surrey, UK 14—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 15—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 17—H&H Buxton, UK 19-20—LEAKE Oklahoma City, OK 26-28—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ 26-28—MCCORMICK Palm Springs, CA 27—CHEFFINS Bristol, UK Sports Car Market MARCH 6—BONHAMS Oxford, UK 12—GOODING & CO Amelia Island, FL 13—RM Amelia Island, FL 13—H&H Warwickshire, UK 15—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 19—BONHAMS Hendon, UK 19-20—BUD WARD Hot Springs, AR 20-21—ICA Gilbert, AZ 22-23—BARONS Surrey, UK 24—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, UK 26-28—RM Fort Lauderdale, FL 26-27—LEAKE San Antonio, TX

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Column Author Inside Line Stefan Lombard Send news and event listings to ■ It's out with the old, in with the new at the Petersen Automotive Museum. The exhibit “California Car Design: Local Style, Global Influence,” which has told the history of automobile styling and culture in the state, closes its doors on February 7. On February 27, the “Fantasies in Fiberglass” exhibit opens its doors. Many of the most iconic fiberglass customs and production cars of the past half-century will be on display, which together will offer an interesting contrast to both the mainstream cars on the road today and those made of carbon fiber, the latest exotic material to be embraced by automotive innovators. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids. www (CA) ♦ Event Pebble Beach will celebrate 100 years of Alfa Romeo SCM News ■ Sports Car Market Contributing Editor Colin Comer has written a new book, The Complete Book of Shelby, which was published in the fall by Motorbooks. It recently sold out its first printing and spent time in the top slot of Amazon's bestseller list for automotive history. You won't find a more thorough examination of the cars of Carroll Shelby and the men of Shelby American. It retails for $45. Read the SCM review on p. 22. News ■ The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has announced the featured marques and special classes for its 60th anniversary event on Sunday, August 15, 2010. Featured marques include Alfa Romeo, which celebrates its centennial this year, Pierce-Arrow, the “Car of Presidents,” and Jaguar, which turns 75. The cars of Italian designer Ghia will be highlighted, as will the Ferrari 250 GT SWB, the Indianapolis 500, lakesters and Bonneville racers, and American motorcycles through 1959. Visit 12 for more information as well as complete class listings. (CA) ■ Cosdel International Transportation, based in San Francisco, California, is celebrating its 50th year of operation in 2010. Concurrently, Cosdel's holding company, Martin E. Button, Inc., is celebrating its 25th year in business. Cosdel is the only fully licensed freight forwarder and Customs broker in the U.S. and is authorized to handle imports and exports by both air and sea nationwide, with a specialization in classic and collector cars. (CA) ■ A December 11 fire that destroyed Keith McCormick's Exotic Car Auctions headquarters in Palm Springs has been ruled arson by investigators. It is estimated the blaze caused more than $400,000 in damage to both the building and the cars inside, though McCormick and company made a swift move to a vacant building next door and were up and running in a matter of days. Their November sale tallied more than $5.5m from 327 cars, and McCormick has no doubt Auction 48, to be held February 26–28, will go off without a hitch. (CA) Events ■ The Bremen Classic Motorshow expects nearly 40,000 visitors from throughout Europe from February 5 to 7. And they'll have plenty to see, with more than 550 exhibitors from eleven countries and a special collection of Alfa Romeos, including an 8C 2900, a Tipo 33 Stradale, and the C52 Disco Volante. Tickets start at $19. (DEU) ■ The mission of Cars for the Cure is to show off rare classics and modern exotics in a warm, pleasant place, then donate all the proceeds to benefit the American Lung Association. The sixth annual event will do just that when it returns to Lake Mary, Florida, on February 6. Class awards are offered for several makes, as well as best of show. Registration of cars is just $125 and spectator admission is free. (FL) Calendar Jan 28-Feb 3—Rallye Monte Carlo Historique (MCO) 5—9th Annual Phoenix Historic Festival (AZ) 5-7—Bremen Classic Motorshow (DEU) 6—Cars for the Cure (FL) 11-13—74th AACA National Meeting (PA) 12-13—27th Coppa Dalla Favera (ITA) 12-14—Automoto Retro (ITA) 12-21—Chicago Auto Show (IL) 12-Mar 5—Maya Classic Rally (MEX) 13-14—Intermarque Concours d'Elegance (NZL) 15-Mar 20—Patagonia Rally (ARG) 19-21—Boca Raton Concours (GL) 19-21—Palm Beach Supercar Weekend (FL) 25-28—Tucson British Car Roundup (AZ) 25-28—Desert Concours (CA) Sports Car Market

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SCM Contributors MARY ARTZ learned to drive in a 1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi. She hasn't used a better cup holder since. Growing up in Vancouver, Washington, she took a passing interest full of tongue-in-cheek comments in watching her older brother try and fail at restoring (his word for “changing the oil”) a 1968 Ford Falcon and then a 1981 Mazda RX-7. Artz spent four years in Bellingham, Washington, where she earned her bachelor's degree in English at Western Washington University, and then joined the SCM gang in November 2008 as Subscriptions Coordinator; it is her smiling voice you hear when you give us a call. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she drives a 2001 VW Cabrio, with a top that has never been down. JOHN DRANEAS practices law in the Portland, Oregon, suburb of Lake Oswego, where his primary focus areas are tax and estate planning, business organizations and transactions, and representation of collector car owners. He is one of the founders of Friends of PIR, a non-profit formed to keep Portland International Raceway from becoming an industrial development, and he races a Spec Racer Ford in the highly competitive SCCA series, where he is a consistent top-five finisher. His collection includes two Porsches, a Ferrari, an Alfa, a Lotus, a BMW daily driver, and a John Deere tractor. When he isn't working or driving, he is indulging his inner gourmet, drinking great wine, sailing in the Caribbean, or trying to keep Publisher Martin out of trouble. His “Legal Files” column has appeared in SCM since 2003, and on p. 26 this month he looks into forfeiture laws. Sports CarMarket Publisher Keith Martin; 503.261.0555 x 210 Art Director Kirsten Hegg; 503.261.0555 x 202 Executive Editor Paul Duchene; 503.261.0555 x 206 Managing Editor Stefan Lombard; 503.261.0555 x 203 Auction Editor Jim Pickering; 503.261.0555 x 208 Copy Editors Yael Abel, Kristen Hall-Geisler, Bill Neill Senior Auction Analysts B. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Paul Hardiman (Europe) Auction Analysts John Clucas (Australia), Daniel Grunwald, Jérôme Hardy (Europe), Chip Lamb, Norm Mort (Canada), Dale Novak, Phil Skinner Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Colin Comer (Muscle Cars), John Draneas (Legal), Donald Osborne (Etceterini), Jim Schrager (Porsche), Michael Sheehan (Ferrari), Thor Thorson (Race Cars) Contributors John Apen, Diane Brandon, Marshall Buck, Miles Collier, Martin Emmison, Paul Hardiman, Simon Kidston, Rob Sass, Steve Serio Operations Manager Jennifer Davis-Shockley; 503.261.0555 x 207 Senior Web Developer Jerret Kinsman; 503.261.0555 x 212 Information Technology/Internet Bryan Wolfe; 503.261.0555 x 215 Financial Manager Nikki Nalum; 503.261.0555 x 205 Strategic Planner Bill Woodard Print Media Director Wendie Martin; 206.427.1652 JUSTIN KENNEDY was once a successful banker. He is now an aspiring entrepreneur looking for new ways to fund his addiction to classic Aston Martins. He acquired his first Aston four years ago and now has a DB2/4 DHC, a DB4, and a DB5. He also owns a DB9, because it is always good to have one car in your collection that actually works most of the time. He lives in Hong Kong with his wife, Paula, and two young boys, Archie and Max. Kennedy recently shipped the DB2/4 to Argentina to drive in the 1000 Millas Sport—his first vintage rally experience—and his account of the race can be found on p. 28. Executive Producer, SCM Television Roger Williams ADVERTISING Display Advertising Executives Ted Alfano; 877.219.2605 x 211 Cody Wilson; 877.219.2605 x 213 Classified Advertising SUBSCRIPTIONS Subscriptions Coordinator Mary Artz 877.219.2605 x 204; M–F 9 am to 5 pm PST To order new subscriptions 877.219.2605 x 204 TIM PARKER grew up next door to Works Lister driver, Archie Scott Brown, in Cambridge, England, and that was all it took to ignite his passion for motor racing. His first car was only a 1962 Renault 4 van, which followed an 80-cc Suzuki, but in 1974, he bought a new Laverda 750 SF2. Cars took a back seat, and more Laverdas soon followed. Having divorced from his 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto earlier this year, his family still somehow tolerates his six Laverdas (including a 750 SFC), a Ducati 996, two KTMs, plus several bicycles, and a VW Golf R32. A career book publisher with Haynes, Osprey, Motorbooks, and now his own imprint, Parker House, he has resided in Stillwater, Minnesota, since 1985. On p. 116 of this issue, he shares his knowledge of the KTM Duke. 14 Questions about current supscriptions 877.219.2605, x 204,, fax 503.253.2234 CORRESPONDENCE Email Customer Support Fax 503.253.2234 General P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 FedEx/DHL/UPS 401 NE 19th, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 vestor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2009 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive In- The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. 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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: Be nice To the Editor: As always, the most interest- ing part of the SCM experience for me is the reports on the various auctions that have occurred recently. Then I got to Carl Bomstead's report on the Bonhams & Butterfields Tacoma event (December 2009, “Market Reports,” p. 84), which was winging along nicely until we got to a little hat-trick of negativity on lots 110, 117, and 183. Mr. Bomstead was bemoaning the fact that all three lots would require an outlay of at least $30,000 to bring them up to snuff. This pre-supposes that every car must be a 100-point restoration, which is ludicrous. There are many folks out there who can neither afford nor want a pristine car that they are afraid to use. How about the guy who cannot afford a full-zoot Bel Air convertible? He might be very happy to get the car right mechanically and drive around with all the dings and bruises that 55 years of life can give to a car. To take his argument to its logical conclusion, any car in such a condition with a potential retail value in the $40,000 range, in top shape but currently down on its luck, would essentially be worthless. Let's see that glass a little bit more as “half-full” as opposed to “half empty.”—Gary Kiernan, Cave Creek, OR Carl Bomstead responds: Thank you for taking the time to write, Gary. We seem to have a difference of opinion on what it would take to bring the three cars you mention to “driver” status. You don't state in your letter whether you attended the auction and saw the cars firsthand, but they all had been sitting in storage unused for years, and even the auction company cautioned they would “require careful recommissioning at the very least.” So how much does it cost to rebuild an engine and transmission, fix the brakes, install a new exhaust, and rebuild the other components in order to put a car safely on the road? And where and why would you cut corners? Perhaps the buyers got lucky and won't have to do the “Full Monty,” but there are 16 Sure, you can cut some corners by putting vinyl in a Mk II rather than leather, but that is false economy, as it further diminishes the value when it comes time to sell no guarantees. But if the buyers are content to drive around town in a car with obvious rust, dull paint, tattered interior, missing wheel covers, and rusty bumpers, then they are in the minority, as collectors at all levels take pride in their rides and strive to make improvements. Taking as an example lot 183, the 1956 Continental Mk II, the little ribs on the hubcaps are $50 apiece and there are about 25 on each one…. Sure, you can cut some corners by putting vinyl in a Mk II rather than leather, but that is false economy, as it further diminishes the value when it comes time to sell. Not every auction transaction makes financial sense, and I can attest to some rather foolish ones on my part. But as an Auction Analyst, it is not our task to put a halo over those cars that don't deserve one, and in my opinion, after careful inspection of the three cars you reference, they did not. Watch this To the Editor: SCM's regular “Time Pieces” feature is an enjoyable addition to the magazine, as many of us car guys are also watch guys interested in most mechanical things that are well made. In his December 2009 article on the 1955 Rolex GMT (p. 20), Alex Hofberg says the watch had “an existing automatic movement” that was redesigned. It is my understanding that the automatic movement was only developed by Heuer/Hamilton/Breitling in the mid 1960s. This was also mentioned in the July 2009 article on the Heuer Autavia.—Oliver Collins, Toronto, Canada Alex Hofberg responds: Thank you for your letter, Oliver. The first self-winding watch dates back to 1760, a pocket model by Abraham-Louis Perrelet. The first self-winding wristwatch was introduced by Harwood in 1923. Rolex first produced a self-winding wristwatch in 1931 and improved them steadily. The Heuer article described the first self-winding chronograph, which is a wrist watch that features both time-keeping capabilities and stop watch functions. Until 1969, these features were thought to be impossible to combine in a wristwatch case. Temporary titling To the Editor: I'm writing in response to the October “Legal Files” column (p. 26) by Martin Emmison. It was a great and informative article, but it would be interesting to expand on this to see how one might title and register a car in the various European countries. Many of us take cars overseas to participate in events, and some might leave cars there for an extended period. In 2004, I took a car to England for several events. I kept the car with my Virginia registration just south of London for almost four months at a garage that offered full service, including starting and running the car ten to 20 miles per month. The single most expensive part in doing this was the insurance. I needed a special “Liability Only” policy to cover the car while there. The rest was covered by my classic car policy here. I remember that one week of a “Liability Only” policy was more than I paid for the entire year for the normal agreed value policy. One can get a classic car policy in Europe or England, but to qualify the car must be registered locally. I was only going to drive the car one week in the beginning and two weeks at the end. Because I was only using the car for those three weeks, I managed to cut a deal for $1,000 for the entire time. Normally it would have been $490 x 15 weeks or so. My question is this: How can I title the car in, say, Germany, France, Switzerland, or England for six months to two years and have a Classic Policy there? Are there some countries that have laws permitting me to do this? Would I need to get a driver's license from that country? In what country could I just use my Virginia driver's license? Is one country better than another? To throw another zinger in this, I am a U.S. citizen but also have recognized citizenship by Switzerland and Great Britain, though I have no working or driver permits in any of these other countries. How is this different for me, if at all?—Ralf B., McLean, VA Martin Emmison responds: Thank you for your letter, Ralf. Let me address some of your many questions. You can keep your U.S.-registered car in the U.K. for up to six months without registering it here. To use it on

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Ad Index Artcurial ............................................................. 57 Aston Martin of New England ........................... 91 Autobahn Power ............................................... 129 Autobooks-Aerobooks ..................................... 129 Automobilia Monterey ..................................... 119 Autosport Designs .............................................. 89 Autostrada ........................................................ 117 Barrett-Jackson ............................................ 19, 27 Battery Tender/DBA Deltran ........................... 117 Beverly Hills Sports & Classic Cars ................ 111 Bonhams & Butterfields ..................................... 23 Brighton Motorsports ......................................... 97 Canepa ................................................................ 79 Carrera Motors ................................................... 59 Cheetah Continuation Collectible ..................... 75 Chequred Flag .................................................... 83 Chubb Personal Insurance .................................. 17 Classic Showcase ............................................... 67 Cobalt Automotive LLC .................................. 131 Condon & Skelly ............................................... 97 Corvette Market Insider's Seminar .................... 99 Cosdel ................................................................ 63 Crofton & Assoc. ............................................... 75 Driversource Houston LLC ........................ 37, 129 European Collectibles ...................................... 119 Exclusive Motorcars .......................................... 81 Exotic Car Transport ........................................ 125 F40 Motorsports ............................................... 123 Fantasy Junction ................................................. 77 FedEx ................................................................ 73 ................................................ 119 Fine Sports Cars ............................................... 2, 7 Gooding & Company ....................................... 2, 7 Grand Prix Classics .................................... 93, 123 Granite Digital ................................................... 85 Grundy Worldwide ............................................. 77 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ................................. 87 H&H Auctions ................................................... 49 Hagerty Insurance .............................................. 31 Heacock Classic ................................................ 61 Heritage Classics ................................................ 67 Intercity Lines .................................................... 37 International Classic Auctions ........................... 65 JJ Best Banc & Co ........................................... 121 Juniors House of Color .................................... 129 Kidston ................................................................. 9 Mac Neil Automotive ................................. 21, 123 Mac Neil Automotive ................................. 21, 123 Mercedes Classic Center .................................. 132 Miller's Mercedes Parts, Inc ............................ 117 Monte Shelton .................................................. 103 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. ................ 123 Motorcar Portfolio ............................................. 79 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ..................... 71 Park Place LTD .................................................. 55 Paul Russell and Company ................................ 91 Petersen Auction Group ................................... 119 Pocono Sportscar LLC .................................... 129 Poff Transportation .......................................... 125 Putnam Leasing .................................................. 25 Reliable Carriers ................................................ 51 RM Auctions .......................................... 11, 13, 15 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo ................................. 89 Ronald McDonald House ................................... 95 RPM Autobooks ............................................... 129 Russo & Steele ................................................... 33 Significant Cars ................................................ 117 Silver Collector Car Auctions ............................ 53 Sports & Specialist Cars .................................. 107 Steve Austin's Great Vacations .......................... 85 Sticky Fingers No More ................................... 107 Symbolic Motor Car Co ....................................... 3 The Stable, Ltd. .................................................. 87 Urban Art ........................................................... 81 VeloceSpace ....................................................... 83 Vintage Rallies ................................................... 93 .................................. 125 VIP Transport Inc. ............................................ 129 Watchworks ...................................................... 129 Worldwide Group ................................................. 5 18 VIN plate replacement of this kind is considered a crime in many U.S. states. If the car cannot be registered in the U.S., it cuts out a huge chunk of the future potential collector marketplace the road in the U.K. and throughout Europe, you need at minimum liability insurance (which we call “third party”), and a U.S. state driver's license is adequate in the U.K. and most European jurisdictions. I know that Hagerty's U.K. branch offers both liability and more comprehensive coverage on attractive terms for exactly this type of short or longer term trip, without the car being U.K.registered and irrespective of who insures your cars in the U.S. When the car is being stored, the coverage reverts to damage, fire, and theft only, at a much lower tariff. If you keep your car in the U.K. for longer than six months, you should by law register it with our DVLA (equivalent of a state DMV). The big downside is you must formally import the car for Customs purposes, which gets into import duty and Value Added Tax. If the car qualifies as a “collectors piece of historical interest” for tariff heading 97.05, there is no import duty, and the effective rate of VAT in the U.K. is 5%. If it does not qualify for 97.05, there is import duty at 10% of the car's value plus shipping cost, plus 15% (shortly to revert to 17.5%) VAT on the value plus import duty, which is frankly prohibitive. The criteria to qualify an old car as a “collectors piece of historical interest” is my specialist subject right now, as we are fighting a major tax case in the U.K. courts. The easy answer may be to import the car through the Netherlands at 6% VAT. These import taxes will not be payable if you import your car when becoming resident in the U.K., but that has other tax consequences… How long you can run a car on foreign plates (or drive on a U.S. license) in each European country, either by law or without getting caught, is too large a subject for now. Though I did hear of a Londoner who drove his GP Bugatti on French plates for at least 40 years without apparent problems. VIN legalities To the Editor: I enjoyed Chip Lamb's insight- ful article on the 1973 Porsche Carrera RS (December 2009, “German Profile,” p. 42). I think, however, there may have been an unmentioned extra element that negatively affected the car's value. The article states that the original Porsche chassis plate was welded onto the replacement body. VIN plate replacement of this kind is considered a crime in many U.S. states. If the car cannot be registered in the U.S., it cuts out a huge chunk of the future potential collector marketplace for the vehicle, and this may well have been part of the valuation equation at the time.—Kurt Anderson, Topanga, CA Errata On page 34 of our 2010 Insider's Guide to the Arizona Auctions, which shipped with the January issue of SCM, we incorrectly stated the top seller from the 2009 Arizona sales as a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder, sold by Gooding & Company for $4,950,000. The car is in fact an SWB California Spyder, s/n 1963GT. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Jules Jurgensen Pocket Watch springs and levers is set into motion under the dial that first take a reading of the time from a specially shaped wheel. The reading is then translated into an audible display, slowly and beautifully counting it out by a pair of fine hammers that tap on tuned gong wires wrapped around the movement. Known as “repeaters,” watches that chime the time are highly sought after and the most complex of timepieces. In 1867, Jurgensen invented a system to wind and set a watch without the use of a key, which most watches still required. To set the If you've ever wondered, “Why would I own a pocket watch?” here's why... When James Lynch unwrapped his Christmas gift on December 25, 1878, he found a stunning, complicated, 18-carat yellow gold pocket watch by the firm of Jules Jurgensen. It's an example of the finest micro-engineering available in the late 19th century, and judging by its condition 131 years later, it appears that Lynch cherished it. Denmark's most famous watchmaker, Jules Jurgensen (1808–77) was born into a watch-making family going back two generations and whose legacy continues today. As watchmakers to the Danish royal family and the British admiralty, and with wealthy clientele all over Europe, Jurgensen produced elegant and technical watches and marine chronometers of the highest quality. Where other brands offered several levels of quality, Jurgensen only produced one level—the finest they could. This watch also features a single-button chronograph. A plunger on the rim of the case starts, stops, and resets the center sweep hand mounted over the hour and minute hands. Accurate to one-fifth of a second, the chronograph was a common addition to a gentleman's watch, useful for timing events, races, and scientific experiments. What makes this watch more unusual is the slide lever that can be seen along the bottom rim. When activated, a complex system of Neat Stuff by Stefan Lombard Hot shoe Heel-and-toe driving is much easier in shoes made for such a thing. Founded in 1999 by shoe designer Kevin Beard, Piloti shoes are built for everyone from casual race fans to serious racers. Their Luxury line is perfect for a quick escape from a dull cocktail party and includes shoes like the Sebring ($150), with a supple, perforated leather upper and full pigskin lining, while high-quality suede and mesh Touring shoes like the Prototipo ($85) are ideal for spirited backroad driving. And for those with ten-tenths driving in mind, there's the Race Performance and Race Professional line, which feature Nomex lining and inserts to aid in heel-and-toeing. Silk cut In his automobile fine art, Breck Rothage plays with light and line in the way he carves away what he doesn't want, then paints, polishes, and fine-tunes what remains. Now he's added a line of clothing to reflect that style. His T-shirts are 100% cotton and his silk shirts are a super-soft 100% herringbone weave that drapes perfectly. The $35 tees feature Rothage's original designs screenprinted front and back, including an Alfa 8C 2900 B, Duesenberg J Figoni Speedster, and Riley Ulster TT. The $130 silks utilize fine embroidery both above the front pocket and across the back to evoke a 1957 Jaguar XK 140. A pima pique long-sleeve polo ($75), fleece pullover ($80), and a Microfiber Player's jacket ($95) complete the lineup, each available with the Jag detail. ieces by Alex Hofberg Jules Jurgensen Pocket Watch springs and levers is set into motion under the dial that first take a reading of the time from a specially shaped wheel. The reading is then translated into an audible display, slowly and beautifully counting it out by a pair of fine hammers that tap on tuned gong wires wrapped around the movement. Known as “repeaters,” watches that chime the time are highly sought after and the most complex of timepieces. In 1867, Jurgensen invented a system to wind and set a watch without the use of a key, which most watches still required. To set the If you've ever wondered, “Why would I own a pocket watch?” here's why... When James Lynch unwrapped his Christmas gift on December 25, 1878, he found a stunning, complicated, 18-carat yellow gold pocket watch by the firm of Jules Jurgensen. It's an example of the finest micro-engineering available in the late 19th century, and judging by its condition 131 years later, it ap- pears that Lynch cherished it. Denmark's most famous watchmaker, Jules Jurgensen (1808–77) was born into a watch-making family going back two generations and whose legacy continues today. As watchmakers to the Danish royal family and the British admiralty, and with wealthy clientele all over Europe, Jurgensen produced elegant and technical watches and marine chronometers of the highest quality. Where other brands offered several levels of quality, Jurgensen only produced one level—the finest they could. This watch also features a single-button chronograph. A plunger on the rim of the case starts, stops, and resets the center sweep hand mounted over the hour and minute hands. Accurate to one-fifth of a second, the chronograph was a common addition to a gentleman's watch, useful for timing events, races, and scientific experiments. What makes this watch more unusual is the slide lever that can be seen along the bottom rim. When activated, a complex system of Neat Stuff by Stefan Lombard Hot shoe Heel-and-toe driving is much easier in shoes made for such a thing. Founded in 1999 by shoe designer Kevin Beard, Piloti shoes are built for everyone from casual race fans to seri- ous racers. Their Luxury line is perfect for a quick escape from a dull cocktail party and includes shoes like the Sebring ($150), with a supple, perforated leather upper and full pigskin lining, while high-quality suede and mesh Touring shoes like the Prototipo ($85) are ideal for spirited backroad driving. And for those with ten-tenths driving in mind, there's the Race Performance and Race Professional line, which feature Nomex lining and inserts to aid in heel-and-toeing. Silk cut In his automobile fine art, Breck Rothage plays with light and line in the way he carves away what he doesn't want, then paints, polishes, and fine-tunes what remains. Now he's added a line of clothing to reflect that style. His T-shirts are 100% cotton and his silk shirts are a super-soft 100% herringbone weave that drapes perfectly. The $35 tees feature Rothage's original designs screen- printed front and back, including an Alfa 8C 2900 B, Duesenberg J Figoni Speedster, and Riley Ulster TT. The $130 silks utilize fine embroidery both above the front pocket and across the back to evoke a 1957 Jaguar XK 140. A pima pique long-sleeve polo ($75), fleece pullover ($80), and a Microfiber Player's jacket ($95) complete the lineup, each available with the Jag detail. Sports Sports Car Market time, the front cover is opened and the bow of the watch (the circle at the top of the case that might attach to a watch chain) is folded down to the point at which it touches the crystal, which engages the crown for setting the hands, rather than winding the mainspring. No other position of the bow will allow the watch to be reset, assuring that the time is not accidentally thrown off. High quality watches of this period were expensive, delicate objects that were often tokens of important occasions and typically treated with the utmost care. So it's not uncommon to find them in like-new condition. Thanks to the initial quality of the design and construction, these watches can still be accurate, and usable. They are a joy to hold, and opening the watch allows the user to view the balance wheel's motion, as steady as a beating heart. Expect to spend over $10,000 for a Model Details Production Date: Late 19th century Best place to wear one: watch of this quality and with similar features, but be sure to buy it from a reputable dealer who has both serviced the watch properly and offers a warranty, as these can be very expensive to repair. At the Greenwich Observatory while considering the meaning of “time” and fractional divisions thereof... Ratings ( Rarity: is best): Durability: Parts/Service Availability: Cool Factor:

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1929–33 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 I would classify any Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport as one of the top choices for any serious collector of classic cars. The same can be said for any serious model of the same. But there are few choices of really Model Details Production Date: 1981 Quantity: 500 approx., includes kits and factory-built good or great models of these wonderful machines. There have been a few toy-like renditions in a few scales, and a couple of kits in 1:24 and the smaller 1:43. Only in the latter scale was there ever a highly detailed ready-built model offered. In any case, you'll have to look hard, as all of them are out of production, and some are easier to find than others. If you want a great model, there are two choices: commission a pro Ratings: Overall Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: to build of one of the kits, or try to find a 1:43-scale gem by Vincenzo Bosica. Most of the Bosica pieces were produced in kit form—like the model shown here—which was built by a pro. Vincenzo Bosica is a brilliant Italian craftsman and an engineer by trade. He first came onto the model scene with his highly detailed 1:43 models in 1981, and this Alfa was his first. His later releases of mainly Ferrari racers were even more detailed. The Alfa was built mostly of white metal, giving it quite a bit of heft. Approximately 500 kits were made, with perhaps only 50 to 100 factory-built by Bosica himself. Bosica offered the choice of a road car or Mille Miglia version, and even though I'm partial to the road cars, I'd grab either one. When first released 29 years ago, these first Bosica pieces caused quite a stir in the model world. The industry has come a long way since then, but if you set one of these Alfas next to any other 1:43-model today (no matter what the price) it will still hold its own. There is a wealth of delicate detail, with opening doors, trunk, and double-hinged hood exposing terrific miniature engine detail. The chassis detail is most comprehensive too. Though Bosica was not the first to make genuine hand-laced wheels in this scale, his remain the best. Note that the wheels were supplied chrome plated. Once in a while you will find a built model or a kit for sale, but don't expect to find any bargains. Kits typically cost a minimum of $500, and don't be surprised if the price is substantially higher. Not bad, when the kits originally sold for $45 and many sat on dealers' shelves for several years. A built variation will start around $1,500 and can easily go to double that figure, depending on the builder and extra added detail. If you want one built by the man himself, think $2,000–$3,000. The model shown is from a private collection. Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Shelby: The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles By Colin Comer, Motorbooks, 256 pages, $29.70, Amazon Astride the motoring land- scape, our history is littered with icons aplenty, but the most quintessentially American story may belong to Carroll Shelby. The failedchicken-farmer-turned-racer, the racer-turned-car-builder, the carbuilder-turned-one-man-brand, Ol' Shel's backstory reads like a movie. As American as apple pie, he is, at turns, a talented performer, a charmer, a con man, and an entrepreneur rolling the dice again and again—and coming up a winner. Starting as a hard-charging, successful driver (three times national champion and Sports Illustrated's “Sport Car Driver of the Year” in 1957), Shelby saw up close the beauty of '50s-style hybrids. In Shelby's time a hybrid married a European sports car chassis with a noisy, brutish American engine. His racing days cut short by heart troubles, Shelby wanted to build a car, and he seized the moment to marry an underpowered AC Ace chassis with Ford's light new 260-ci V8. The Cobra was born. To sell cars, Shelby went on a victory spree across American racing, then off to vanquish the best from Europe. That brash attitude and fearless spirit led to something that has never been replicated—an American car (Cobra Daytona coupe) winning the World Manufacturer's Championship. The Shelby glory years were, in retrospect, amazingly short. Eight years was all it took to marry various pieces from the Ford parts bins, stir in a passion for winning, and build an American legend with Cobras, GT350s, Daytona coupes, and Ford GT40s. Colin Comer, an avid fan of the man and the cars he built (as well as an SCM Contributing Editor), has created a comprehensive guide to all of the cars from Shelby and his team, from the many versions of the Cobra through to his current work with Ford on a new Shelby GT500. Starting with a lovely, heartfelt dedication to Shelby collabora- tor Phil Remington, the book gives an informed, readable guide to the cars and the men of Shelby American. Backed by beautiful vintage and current photos of the cars, Comer writes with authority and passion about the man and the amazing cars he created. Provenance: Colin Comer may have been born to do this book. A hard-driv- ing owner of a GT 350, among other Shelby cars, Comer tapped the records of the Shelby American Automobile Club, existing literature, and Shelby insiders Pete Brock and Phil Remington. Comer's depth of knowledge infuses the book with details. Fit and finish: A beautiful book on every level, with tack-sharp historic pho- tos quite well reproduced, paired with spectacular color images. One quibble is that the photo captions are small and light, a bit difficult for these old eyes. That normally wouldn't be a problem, but the captions in this book are dense with facts and lovingly written, a rarity. Drivability: What can I say? This book has it all—lovely writing in the tone of a friend over a pint telling you stories about the cars that got away, handsome photographs, important photographs, plenty of inside information and insights, all bound up in a package as elegant and purposeful as the Cobra itself. Bravo. 22 Sports Car Market

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Affordable Classic MG A When MG Got an “A” Despite the streamlining, the driving position is pure vintage sports car, with fixed-rake upright leather seats and a banjo-type steering wheel by Rob Sass W hat most of us know about the immediate post-war history of MG is historical rather than experiential. The 1945–49 TC was the sports car of the WWII generation, now sadly passing to that great wrecking yard in the sky. The pre-war PAs, PBs, TAs, and TBs that GIs stationed in Britain saw were as glamorous to them as Mercer Raceabouts and Stutz Bearcats were to their WWI-generation fathers. “Sports car” to WWII vets became synonymous with cut-down doors, separate fenders, upright grilles, and freestanding chrome headlights. The 1953–55 MG TF, now arguably the most loved of the T-series MGs, was not particularly loved in period by the MG faithful, simply because it sported headlamp shells that were streamlined into the fenders. As far as the faithful were concerned, there was far worse to come. In 1951, designer Syd Enever created a streamlined Le Mans special for George Phillips. Although limited by the TD chassis and the height of the 1,250-cc XPAG engine, the car was a clear indicator of the future. Initially, BMC head Leonard Lord saw no reason for a modern MG, as the T-series cars were still selling reasonably well and he now had the Austin-Healey 100 to sell. But eventually, sales of the TF began to trail off and it became apparent that with the exception of perennial holdout Morgan, the age of the traditional separate-fender, prewar-style sports car was coming to an end. Reactionary diehards hated the streamlining Although undeniably lovely both in period and now, reactionary MG diehards hated BMC for what it had done to their traditional sports car, as well as for having the nerve to advertise it in 1955 as “the first of a new line.” No longer saddled with a body sharing the same coefficient of drag as a double-wide mobile home, the 68-hp 1,489-cc (1500) MG A was a reasonable performer, with about 95 mph possible and 0–60 mph in about 14 seconds—a decent improvement over the TF 1500, which had a similar 65 hp. Just the simple application of aerodynamics added about 15 mph to the top end. A four-horsepower bump shortly after the MG A's introduction brought only a marginal increase in performance. Enthusiast publications like Road & Track were fans from the beginning. Commenting on the car's delicate nature, R&T supposed that the A was “made in Abingdon-on-Thames by water sprites.” Handling was nearly neutral, with the rack-and-pinion steering precise and drum brakes reasonably effective. The driving position is pure vintage sports car, with fixed-rake upright leather seats and a banjo-type steering wheel pointed directly at your thorax. Though the side-curtain roadster is far more common, a lovely fixed-head coupe was also available. In 1958, MG added what was the fastest and should have been the most desirable post-war MG: The Twin-Cam was MG's answer to the Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce. Quicker than the Alfa, the Twin-Cam could do 0–60 mph in around nine seconds. Sadly, the motors had a nasty habit of grenading while still under warranty. While their piston-burning tendencies can be solved by restorers today, they still have somewhat of a damaged-goods reputation. Details Years produced: 1955–62 Number produced: 101,476 (inc. 2,111 TwinCams and 395 De Luxe roadsters) Original list price: $2,195 (1956) SCM Valuation: $18,000–$45,000 Tune-up cost: $250 Distributor cap: $12.95 Chassis #: Plate in engine compartment Engine #: Plate on right side of block dead center (pushrod); back of engine, near gearbox (Twin-Cam) Club: NAMGAR 7522 SE 152nd Ave. Portland, OR 97236 More: Alternatives: 1959–67 Sunbeam Alpine; 1955–59 Triumph TR3; 1953–56 Austin-Healey 100 SCM Investment Grade: B 24 T-C was a match for Europe's best It's a pity; with excellent handling, four-wheel disc brakes, and D-type Jaguar-like Dunlop pegdrive wheels, the Twin-Cam could have changed the public's perception of engineering inferiority from which British sports cars suffered, vis-à-vis the Germans and Italians. At least the leftover Twin-Cam chassis were put to good use as De Luxe pushrod cars with the special wheels and brakes of the Twin-Cam. These are quite desirable today. In 1959, all pushrod cars became 1,588-cc (1600) cars with an increase of about six horsepower. The standard MG A also gained front disc brakes. The Mk II of 1961 experienced another small displacement increase (from 1,588 cc to 1,622 cc), plus a grille that made it look as though it had been kicked in the teeth, and a pair of horizontal taillights located inboard of the rear fenders, borrowed from the new Mini and turned sideways. Far fewer Mk IIs were built than Mk Is, although col- lectors don't seem to differentiate much between them. It takes a De Luxe or a Twin-Cam to excite (this being a relative term) the typical MG A fan. Red and white cars seem to be the most common, but there were some lovely period colors (particularly pastel greens and blues) that look great with a set of wide whitewalls. There is almost no downside to MG A ownership. They are cheap to maintain, lovely to look at, and fun to drive. Body rust is the main bugger, but the separate chassis design (with wooden floorboards) is far simpler to repair than a unibody MG B. Still, beware of rust in the rockers and fender bottoms, as well as poorly repaired cars with ill-fitting rockers and doors that hang out at the bottom corners. A little oven in the sun MG As are seldom used as daily drivers, so murky Plexiglas side curtains with dismal visibility and leaky soft tops aren't the annoyance they used to be to older generations. The coupe resolves bad weather problems, with the trade-off that it becomes a little oven when the sun comes out. Mechanically, the pushrod cars are quite tough. No odd noises or smoke, coupled with good compression and oil pressure, means you're in the clear. One odd note about MG As is the fact that unlike a Triumph, it's not simple to convert a disc-wheel car to wires. The rear axles aren't interchangeable. MG A values have been on a slow but steady rise, with great pushrod cars now in the mid-to-high $20s, De Luxe cars in the $30s, and Twin-Cams in the high $30s/low $40s. It's unlikely MG As will see the kind of crazy appreciation that Big Healeys did around 2005, but it is a cinch that if you buy a nice one, you'll enjoy one of the loveliest British sports cars from the 1950s and not lose a dime. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Legal Files John Draneas When the Government Takes Your Car It's pretty easy to conclude that the FBI should have hired a towing company. That the car was wrecked proves the agent was incapable of driving it W e all know that federal, state and local governments have broad powers to seize assets from drug dealers and other persons suspected of crimes. Lately, there have been a number of seizure situations involving valuable cars that have gained widespread media attention. In today's media world, the seizure of a Bugatti Veyron, six- or seven-figure Ferrari or Lamborghini or the like is an instant attention-grabber. But sometimes, the story gets even better when things go wrong. In what has to be the most humorous example, the FBI seized a Ferrari F50 from Don't let the FBI behind the wheel the law requires that the bailee exercise reasonable care to safeguard the car and keep it in the same condition. The wrecked F50 seems to illustrate a clear case of liability. It's a valuable car, and it takes a certain level of skill to drive it. It's easy to conclude that the FBI should have hired a towing company to transport the car instead of allowing the agent to drive it. The fact that the car was wrecked in a one-car incident at 35 mph–45 mph proves that the agent was incapable of driving it. But Thayer points out that whether the owner has any a suspected drug dealer early in 2009. No official explanation was given as to why an FBI officer was driving the F50 to a storage warehouse after its seizure. The agent swore he was going only “35–45 mph” when he drove off the road and tore up the front end, rocker panel, front and rear fenders, and door. The likely six-figure damage was blamed on “bald tires.” Forfeiture laws and conflict of interest Forfeiture laws have become commonplace and can apply in criminal and civil cases. Most are centered on seizure of property acquired with ill-gotten gains, while others require forfeiture of automobiles driven by drunk drivers. These laws have been lauded as effective weapons to combat fraudulent and criminal activity. They have also been criticized as short on due process, and creating conflicts of interest on the part of the agencies enforcing them. Proceeds from the sale of the seized property usually benefit the agency that made the seizure, arguably creating budgetary motivation for excessive application of these laws. The cases described above also point out that law enforcement agencies are prone to chase high-profile targets. No doubt they are aware of the PR value of such cases. The publicity serves as testament to their ongoing efforts to fight crime, and also as a deterrent to lower-profile culprits who think they can stay under the radar. As interesting as these philosophical debates might be, “Legal Files” asks a more practical question: When the police seize your Bugatti, Ferrari, or Lamborghini, what is their liability if the car gets damaged while under their control? To put the question another way, our cars of choice are often fragile and temperamental, and require high levels of care. Can the police treat them like another Toyota Camry? Most people don't sweat a few scratches or dings When the topic turns to criminal law, “Legal Files” always turns to Vancouver, Washington, attorney Steve Thayer. Thayer is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Washington, and he's also a car guy. He pointed out that there aren't many cases of anyone bringing claims against the police when their seized cars get damaged. “After all,” he explained, “we're talking about U.S. Attorneys. They can put you in jail, and they have unlimited resources. You're talking about huge amounts of legal defense costs, which can often break you financially, if the government pulls out all the stops.” Also, seizure cases generally carry the lower civil case burden of proof (preponderance of evidence), rather than the reasonable doubt of criminal cases (think O.J. Simpson—acquitted in the criminal case, liable in the civil case). The majority of seizure cases get settled because of the high risks, and whether the seized property is returned is part of the overall deal. Consequently, “most people are ecstatic if they can stay out of jail and get their cars back, and they don't sweat a few scratches or dings. But to answer the question, it's basically the law of bailments.” A bailment is a situation where you temporarily give your property to another. Simple examples are leaving your car with a repair shop or a storage facility. Generally, 26 recourse depends on what happens with the prosecution and forfeiture. If he is convicted and the car is forfeited, the FBI has simply damaged its own car. But if he is exonerated and gets the car back, the FBI is probably liable for the damages. Most of us think that a wrecked and repaired F50 is worth less than before the damage. Can the owner bring a claim for diminished value? While such a claim would be theoretically possible, “Legal Files” thinks “fat chance.” After all, it's a jury question. A charged drug dealer, who many jurors might assume got off on some technicality, is unlikely to get much sympathy. Third parties exempt Another question is how far can the government go in tracing funds? For instance, what if someone is involved in a lot of business activities, and has made large expenditures and investments with what was later proven to be ill-gotten funds? Can the government “follow the money” and get it all back? Generally, forfeiture laws allow seizure of property used in criminal activity (such as delivering drugs with your Lambo) or if it is owned by the person charged with the illegal activity. Property owned by a third party cannot usually be seized. For example, when the drug dealer uses his drug profits to buy a new F430, the Ferrari can be seized but the dealer can't be required to forfeit the money paid for the car. Similarly, if the funds are invested in a bona fide business, the government can seize the investment but cannot undo it and get the money back. The primary exceptions are where the money is held by an entity controlled by the person, and where the third party knows where the money came from. If that third party is presumed to know the source of the funds, he can be charged with money laundering and similar crimes. At this point, the Fifth Amendment often comes into play, but that's another column. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. 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Collecting Thoughts 1000 Millas Sport An Aston in the Andes With no brakes and no time to downshift, I had to choose between impact with the rear of the truck or a blind bend on the wrong side of the road by Justin Kennedy DB2/4 drophead, a long way from Hong Kong I recently participated in the 1000 Millas Sport—an Argentine version of the Mille Miglia Storica set in the Andes. It was my first historic rally and as such I learned a lot of lessons, reconceived a lot of misconceptions, and quite possibly formed a new and expensive addiction. It remains a mystery why, for my first historic rally, I chose an event on the opposite side of the world from my home in Hong Kong, which was discussed in a language I cannot comprehend, with unfamiliar people who were very experienced and seriously competitive, and for which I was woefully unprepared. Things started to go awry on arrival at Bariloche airport, where I was to collect my car. Having spent a month on a ship coming over from England, the car, a 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 drophead coupe, was not in the best shape and took 20 minutes to get started. This was witnessed by my long-suffering wife Paula, who had seen this all before, and my soon to be co-driver and great friend, David Long, who was looking both bemused and alarmed. That evening David and I attended a briefing for all the drivers at the hotel that was to be the base for the 28 event. Earlier we had been given the rules of the event in Spanish and a route book in English, which given our inability to understand the rules might as well have been printed in Spanish. Naturally enough, the briefing was also in Spanish. Luckily a very kind gentleman named Carlos Basso noticed our total lack of comprehension and took pity on us. He gave us a rudimentary introduction to the rules of the event and, brimming with newfound confidence and some fairly rough Malbec, we slept soundly that night. The first day involved a 411-km drive east into Chile and back across the Andes; the landscape would have been spectacular if only we had seen it. Instead we spent most of the day in freezing rain. Our only strategy, as determined by Basso the night before, was to follow the car in front—a 1952 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint—stay 30 seconds behind them, and hope they knew what they were doing. Midway through the morning I determined they were driving too slowly and so took it upon myself to inject more pace into the event. We made amazing time and arrived at the lunch spot well ahead of many participants. A few minutes after our triumphant arrival, Juan and Tomás Lopez, the drivers of the Alfa in front of us, arrived and promptly declared that “you guys drive very fast.” Proudly we took our places for lunch when suddenly it dawned on us that they had not in fact been paying us a compliment. That afternoon we followed behind them at a respectful and constant 30 seconds with our tails planted firmly between our legs. Day two started fantastically. We had rigged a couple of iPhones to the dashboard with duct tape so we could actually time ourselves, rather than relying solely on the car in front. We had noticed an amazing array of digital stop watches and trip counters with Sports Car Market Photos: Shooting Argentina, Fabian Gallucci and Lucas Chamorro

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electronic triggers and door-mounted sights in many of the other cars. People were taking this event incredibly seriously, but we were not to be intimidated; with good old British pluck and our amateur equipment, we thought we were in with a chance. Midway through the return leg our hopes were dashed when, speeding downhill toward the back of a truck, I discovered our brake line had been severed by an errant rock thrown up during a preceding stretch of gravel road. Without any brakes and with not enough time to downshift, I had to choose between impact with the rear of the truck or a blind bend on the wrong side of the road. Luckily there was nothing coming round the corner, and we were able to stop the car safely. Thanks to some nifty roadside repairs by one of the organizers, Richard Greene, we limped home. On the third and final day, with our car repaired overnight and the brake line now protected with a bent spoon and the ubiquitous duct tape, we were ready to put the previous day's troubles behind us. We had an amazing day of easy driving and finally felt like we knew what we were supposed to be doing, even if we didn't get it right all of the time. We completed the final time trial with a sense of accomplishment. Only one simple task remained—to drive into the town square, onto the ramp and complete the 1,000-mile circuit. The streets around the square were jammed with eager spectators. We ascended the ramp with the engine roaring, only to hear a loud and ominous metallic bang as our exhaust caught on the crest of the ramp. We were stuck fast. The emcee rushed forward sympathetically jabbering away in Spanish. I must have been purple with embarrassment at this point, when all of a sudden copilot Long leapt out of the car. He claims this was a gallant attempt to reduce the weight of the car and so ease us out of our predicament. Whatever the motivation, he Can you spot the car with the asymetrical wipers now joined ten burly men from the crowd who pushed our car off the podium so as to allow more worthy cars their moment of glory. When the final results were announced very late that night, we were delighted to hear that we had not come last. In fact we came 110th out of 116 cars that finished the whole event—15 cars failed to complete. What did I learn from all of this? I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process of historic rallying. I was always attracted by the idea of driving around in a beautiful car in stunning surroundings with a great friend but, skeptical about the competitive element. The whole notion of regularity trials seemed a little strange and somewhat uncool to me but in fact I loved it. Will I be back? Most definitely. And better prepared next time, of course. ♦ Trying to stay 30 seconds back February 2010 29

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Events Concours Roundup 1933 Duesenberg SJ Beverly and 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Mille Miglia, Best of Show winners FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONCOURS September 12–13, 2009 With the economic downturn, the somewhat collegial concours business appears to have become a bit more competitive. Some shows have risen to the occasion and thrived while others seem quite stressed by external events. Happily, the Fairfield County Concours appears to be one of the former. For the sixth edition of the show, Porsche returned as presenting sponsor, and the concours added two more big names in AMG and FedEx Auto Transport. In all, the mid-September show attracted 7,000 spectators. As the event has evolved, it has shed the look of a regional concours and now bears much more of a resemblance to one of the Big Three concours—many of the 239 cars on display hadn't been seen elsewhere, and few would have looked out of place at one of the older and more established national concours. The lovely 1955 Moretti 1200 Spider and 1946 Lancia Aprilia Barchetta with a body by Riva (surprisingly, not the boatmaker of the same name) fell into this category. Co-founders Bill Scheffler and John Shuck easily could have rested on their laurels from last year and entered into a bit of a holding pattern until an improved economy provided a better atmosphere for HILTON HEAD ISLAND CONCOURS October 29–November 1, 2009 recently revived, and this year Historic Sportscar Racing and the Motoring Festival attracted over double the attendance of last year's inaugural event. Porsche Panameras made Details Plan ahead: November 5–10, 2010 Where: Honey Horn Plantation, Hilton Head, SC Cost: $5, children under 12 free More: available to the press and interested customers were seen speeding through the banked portion of the course, while vintage motorcycles, ground-pounding historic stock cars, and Trans Am racers waited their turns. Then the track was opened to the public, who, for $20 per car, were entitled to 15 laps behind the Cayman S pace car at a brisk trot. This was followed by Concours Driving Tour participants in exotic and Full Classic machinery. Saturday dawned cool and clear and Car Club Jamboree participants were out in force before a record number of spectators. The absence of an auction tent provided much-needed parking, and as the day heated up, numerous awards were given out among the 200 high-quality automobiles. This year's gala banquet moved to an intimate waterfront setting, with an oyster 1914 Renault EF, Most Outstanding Pre-War The Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance and Motoring Festival kicked off its eighth consecutive event at Honey Horn Plantation on Halloween weekend—this time without an accompanying auction. Friday was quiet on the South Carolina side, but down in Savannah, race engines boomed on Hutchinson Island at the historic race course. The unusual circuit was 30 roast and buffet dinner along with cocktails and a benefit auction. Sunday's temperatures were even milder. From Brass Era and Art Deco Full Classics to modern sports, muscle, and preservation-grade automobiles, the concours provided something for everyone. Full Classics brought home the big wins, with Best in Show going to a 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental High-Speed coupe owned by Frank and Milli Ricciardelli. People's Choice ballots selected Grace Clark's 1932 Packard Opera coupe. New this year, the Most Outstanding Car award was split between pre- and post-war cars; the pre-war award went to John Rich's 1914 Renault EF, while post-war honors fell to Vernon Smith's 1957 Ford Thunderbird. For a complete list of SCMers at the Hilton Head Concours, visit hhi2009.—Chip Lamb Sports Car Market things as frivolous as concours. Yet this is the opposite of what they did. The show grew in terms of gate, sponsorship, and in the quality of the field in spite of competition from the fine Radnor Hunt concours held in Pennsylvania on the same weekend. Longtime SCM Contributor Donald Osborne was once again the Details Plan ahead: September 11–12, 2010. Where:Westport, CT Cost: $25 to $1,000 VIP package More: emcee, and he takes a full-service approach to the job, not only acting as its host and announcer, but singing the national anthem as well. Best of Show (Foreign) went to the 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Mille Miglia owned by Oscar Davis, while Best of Show (Domestic) was won by the 1933 Duesenberg SJ Beverly owned by Judge Joseph Cassini. The FIVA Preservation award went to Joe Freeman's amazingly well-preserved 1914 Mercer Raceabout. For a complete list of SCMers at the Hilton Head Concours, visit—Rob Sass Chris Monroe

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Event Auto e Moto d'Epoca Lambo and Iso, all parts sold separately AUTO E MOTO D'EPOCA PADOVA October 23–25 2009, Padua, Italy Auto e Moto d'Epoca Padova can be seen as Italy's answer to America's Hershey, England's Beaulieu, France's Rétromobile, and Germany's Techno Classica Essen. Imagine 60,000 visitors, 1,200 exhibitors, and over 2,400 cars in 15 halls and all the areas in between at the Padova Fiera exposition complex. There you'll find parts old, N.O.S. and new, artisan craftsmen working in leather, wood, metal and glass, private parties and dealers selling (and buying) cars, an auction, Italian club stands ranging from Autobianchi to Zagato, and Fiat, Alfa, and Lancia displays celebrating heritage and hawking new cars as well. One of the halls is completely devoted to scooters and bikes. And it's in Padua (as it's called in English), just an hour from Venice and with some of the most beautiful frescoes Giotto ever painted in a tiny chapel a few blocks from the show halls. There's also the wonderful wine and fascinating cuisine of the Veneto region on every table. It sounds a bit like a travelogue, but it's all Details Plan ahead: October 22–24, 2010 Where: Padova Fiera, Padua, ITA More: true. While the Italians have a great passion for foreign vehicles, especially MGs, Jaguars, Healeys, and Porsches, the emphasis in Padua is squarely on the native product. Stand after stand sells the right side-marker lights for your 1950s Lancia, the carburetor you never thought you'd find for your 1937 Alfa, or the proper horn button for your Cisitalia. Once you've seen the autos for sale, you will curse the monetary policy that's made the dollar a doormat for the euro. To be able to pick up a pristine 1968 Fiat Spider or have your choice of Lancia Fulvia coupes, Alfa GTVs, and suicide-door 500s—at what would be “credit card” prices in euros but real money in dollars—was supremely frustrating. Not to mention the other strange exotica on offer, such as three-seater Matra Simca Bagheeras, ultra-fast luxury “Q ships” like the Vauxhall Lotus Carlton from the early '90s or the Ferrari-engined Lancia Thema 8.32 sedan from the late '80s. For the Italian car appassionato, Auto e Moto d'Epoca is an absolute must. I can't believe I only attended for the first time in 2008, and I'll never miss it again if I can help it. A small but eager crowd of Americans—SCMers all—were present at the 2009 show, and all will be back.—Donald Osborne ♦ Scooters of every stripe... 32 And a radio for every dash Sports Car Market

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Ferrari Profile 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS Targa Americans used to large-displacement Detroit V8s often shifted before the Ferrari reached its power band by Steve Ahlgim Details Years produced: 1986–89 Number produced: 6,068 Original list price: $84,780 in 1989 SCM Valuation: $35,000–$55,000 Major service cost: $3,000–$4,000 Distributor cap: $400 (takes two) Chassis #: Top right frame rail in the engine compartment Engine #: Stamped on top of passenger's side block Club: Ferrari Club of America PO Box 720597 Atlanta, GA, 30358 More: Alternatives: 2003 Aston Martin DB7 Volante, 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa, 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 81327 R epresenting the second generation of Ferrari's V8-engined road cars, the entirely new 308 GTB debuted at the Paris Salon in 1975. This model line began in 1973 with the Dino-badged 308 GT4 2+2. The GT4's wedge styling was not well received, but the performance of the midship-mounted, DOHC 3-liter V8 certainly was. Built on a shorter wheelbase, the stunningly beautiful 308 GTB marked a welcome return to Pininfarina styling. The 308 was superseded by the mechanically similar but larger engined 328 in 1985. By increasing both bore and stroke, the quattrovalvole engine's capacity was raised to 3,186 cc, which, together with a higher compression and an improved Marelli engine management system, lifted maximum power to 270 hp at 7,000 rpm. Top speed was raised to within a whisker of 160 mph, with the sprint to 60 mph covered in 5.5 seconds. On the outside, the elegant simplicity of Pininfarina's original 308 had been diluted somewhat, but its underlying beauty could not be disguised. “If the sublime purity of the original shape has been corrupted, its striking appearance has not,” declared Motor magazine. “In our book, this is still the most beautiful of all contemporary exotics—a gorgeous looking car.” The 328 GTB/GTS continued in production until 1989, by which time almost 22,000 308/328s of all types had been sold, making the model the most commercially successful Ferrari of all time. Chassis number 81327 was delivered new to the vendor, a longtime client of Garage Francorchamps, Brussels. There are service invoices on file from 1,771 kilometers and 4,018 kilometers. The odometer currently displays a total of only 5,866 kilometers. Presented in 34 “as new” condition, the car retains its original highly attractive and rare color scheme of Argento (silver) with burgundy leather interior and comes complete with tool kit, owner's handbook, assorted papers and the aforementioned service invoices. This time capsule Ferrari must certainly represent an opportunity not to be missed for the discerning collector. SCM Analysis This car sold for $82,665, including buyer's premium, at Bonhams's Weekend de l'Excellence Automobile Reims Auction in Reims, France, on September 26, 2009. A popular poster back in the 1980s featured a Coke bottle lying on its side, a shapely girl lying on her side, and the profile of a Ferrari 308 GTB. The implication was that all three were beautiful and all three shared the same profile. The similarity of the profiles may have been a bit of a stretch, but there is no doubt that each image defined beauty. The 308's silhouette was not unique among automo- bile designs. It is a reinterpretation of a classic automobile theme—a long, low hood with a roofline that flows far into the rear of the car. The 308's silhouette was not even unique among Ferrari designs, as the long, low hood and flowing roofline were almost a Ferrari trademark. Somehow, however, the 308's designers were able to mix new angles and curves with the borrowed silhouette to create a shape that was truly unique. There is no other like it on the road, and there is no doubt the elegant shape still fuels the popularity of the car today. 328 was a leap into the present in 1985 The 308 series was nearly twelve years old when 1987 Ferrari 328 GTS Targa Lot 302, s/n ZFFWA20C00073615 Condition 3+ Sold at $39,986 Bonhams, Chichester, UK, 9/19/2008 SCM# 118849 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS Targa Lot 219 s/n 82103 Condition 1 Sold at $90,750 RM Auctions, Maranello, ITA, 5/17/2009 SCM# 120561 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS Targa Lot 550, s/n ZFFXA20A9J00778733 Condition 2+ Sold at $59,320 Branson Auction, Branson, MO, 10/19/2007 SCM# 47508 Sports Car Market Photos: Bonhams

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the 328 was introduced. There had been steady improvements to the model with new engines and tweaks to the styling, but the overall package stayed pretty much the same, and by 1985 it was losing ground to the competition. The 328 was simply a leap to the present, adding respectability to the performance while ignoring the creature comforts found in the most basic family sedans. The 328 followed the 308's styling cues but updated them with bumper covers that make the bumpers part of the body design. This relatively simple update made a major change in the car's visual character. The delicate lines of the 308 became masculine in the 328, complementing the car's performance enhancements and differentiating it from its predecessor. It's debatable whether the 308 or the 328 is the more attractive, but there's no doubt the 328 is the better car. Along with new bumpers and wheels, the 328 got a new, more comfortable and higher quality interior. The 328's magic wasn't in its appearance, though; it was under the hood. Following Ferrari's tradition of naming a car after its engine, the 3-liter 308 was bumped 200 cc to become a 328. The added displacement made a bit more horsepower, but it was the added torque that transformed the car. Americans used to large-displacement Detroit V8s often shifted before a 308 reached its power band. They complained that the 308's performance was disappointing. The 328 had more torque at lower rpm and woke up the car for these buyers. Over the years the 328 has proven to be an excellent car. The mechanicals are nearly bulletproof with regular service. And there's hardly anything mechanical that can't be done by a good neighborhood garage. Service parts are readily available, but trim parts are drying up. The front foglight/turn signal assemblies are impossible to find, while the electronic temperature/vent controls are merely difficult to find—and they are $750 each when you do. Expect to pay $3,000–$4,000 for a major service, but often that can be trimmed to a much less expensive timing belt change, if the car's not driven much. Matching the leather is near impossible Cosmetic issues are a different story. The factory paint was high-quality modern enamel, and with reasonable care the original paint should still look good. A quality repaint will start at $7,000 and will take longer than you could ever dream. The 328's interior is a weak point. The soft, top-grain leather Ferrari uses is wonderful when it's new, but it doesn't hold up. Matching the factory leather is nearly impossible, so short of a complete retrim for $7,000, you may not be able to make a worn interior look much better. While the European price of most modern exotics generally trails the U.S. pricing, the 328 seems to be an exception. SCM's auction results shows Bonhams is the high price leader with the $124k sale of a 1989 328 GTS at its 2007 Gstaad auction. Just last spring, RM sold a 1989 328 GTS for over $90k at its Maranello auction. In contrast, the highest U.S. sale was $77k and the second place wasn't even close. Granted, these were extraordinarily low-mileage examples, but the point is that a top-quality, late-model 328 can bring big money. There are only a handful of 1980s vintage cars that sell for anywhere close to their original list price. The Bonhams 328 GTS, s/n 81327, sold at $82k, makes the list. Obviously inflation and holding costs made it a poor investment, but in a modern car, this degree of value retention is rarified air. The seller of s/n 81327 got a little less than top dollar, but considering silver isn't the best color for the car, he did just fine. The buyer, in turn, got a great car for a fair price. As long as he keeps it in the garage, he can plan on getting his money back. If he decides to drive it around, he'll find those miles to be quite expensive. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) February 2010 35

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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Chasing the Market Down If owners want to sell in today's market, they must follow two steps: Accept what their car is worth, and be prepared to drop the price until it sells Enzo-era Ferraris like the Daytona have regained much of their footing T hese days, the state of the market is the focal point of almost every conversation, whether you are talking to a buyer, a seller, or another dealer. The good news is that prices of old Ferraris have started to recover, but those of newer cars haven't and never will. They are just exotic, high-volume used cars and depreciate like everything else, from Acuras to toasters. Enzo would be proud The cars built while Enzo Ferrari ran the show are bouncing back. For example, in December 2008, 1971 Daytona s/n 14569 was advertised for sale. Finished in silver with a burgundy interior, with very nice older paint by Junior, it was bought new by the late SCM Contributor Raymond Milo. It had a well-documented ownership history, a full set of books and reams of paperwork back to the original purchase documents. There were many inquiries but only one offer, for $225,000, substantially below the $295,500 asking price. The might-be-buyer test-drove the car, had a pre-purchase inspection done, then faded away. The frustrated owner was willing to take the $225,000 offer, but when it evaporated he took the car off the market. Eight months later, in September 2009, an increase in traffic justified the owner putting this Daytona back on the market. There were only two changes; the owner's bottom line was now $250,000, and 300 more miles had been added to the odometer. Bidding opened at $250,000, quickly went to $257,500, and the car sold. Demonstrating that cars will move if the price is right, at Fantasy Junction, Spencer Trenery reported that 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE s/n 2713, initially listed at $115,000 back in late 2007, recently sold for $109,000. He also reported a smart seller taking just north of $600,000 for his 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, s/n 9369, after nine months of advertising at $695,000. 36 And in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tom Clark of the Motorcar Gallery reported that 1973 Euro Daytona coupe s/n 16819, which arrived in September 2007, finally sold for $335,000, which included an '83 512 BBi in part trade. That is an exceptionally high price, but we don't know how the Boxer was valued, and in any case, that was after more than two years of being offered for sale. How the rules change Moving on to the Fiat and Montezemolo eras, the rules change. As I wrote in December 2008, “Regardless of whether prices are up or down, it always takes the best car, best documentation, best service history, best marketing, and best price to sell. Since very few cars meet these criteria, you need to have the best price comparable to other cars. Buyers do not wake up in the morning and decide to buy the highest-priced, least-documented car on the market, yet I'm amazed at how many sellers refuse to grasp this concept.” If an owner wants to sell in today's market, in my opinion he must follow two steps. 1. Accept what your car is worth, based on confirmed sales and not wishful asking prices on web sites or in various publications. 2. If your car doesn't sell in the first month, and you really want to turn it into money, be prepared to drop the price about 5% or $5,000 every two or three weeks until it sells. I guarantee there is a number at which it will sell; you just might not like it—at first. Low production helps… With only 387 365 BBs, 929 512 BBs, and 1,007 512 BBis, both 365 BB and 512 BBs sell well if priced right. For example, in September 2009, 1981 Ferrari 512 BB s/n 35761 was advertised at $129,500. Thanks to a well-documented history, one wellknown owner for 25 years, and only a few hundred miles on an engine and gearbox rebuild, bidding opened at $115,000, and the Boxer sold for full price within a week. …high production hurts A 1985 308 GTS QV, s/n 57943, a double platinum, first-in-class-winning car, was advertised in December 2008 at $49,500, but the response was zero. In March 2009 it was re-listed at $39,500, a 20% price drop. There was interest, but no offers. In October the price was dropped to $34,950, there were multiple full-price offers, and it sold at the asking price. With over 15,000 total 308 GTBs and GTSs built, collectibility Sports Car Market

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is negligible, and the only way to guarantee a sale is to drop the price until it sells. Clark had a similar story in Florida with 1986 Ferrari Mondial s/n 63071, which lingered from October 2007 until September 2009. Despite a hefty 49,000 miles, everything worked and the car eventually went away when the seller decided that $37,000 was enough. Moving up to the Montezemolo era, with 3,222 total 456s, 3,600 total 550s, and nearly the same number of 575s built, these entry-level V12s still sell surprisingly well, perhaps because they offer a lot of performance for the money. My sources tell me that low-mileage, fully serviced 456 GTs are $50,000–$60,000, 456 Ms are $65,000–$75,000, 550s are $75,000–$90,000, and 575s are in the $100,000–$110,000 range, so these cars hit a sweet spot in the market. 360s as commodities With over 18,000 built, 360s are commodities. Every factory dealer's showroom floor has one or two, every independent's floor has one or two, and another 50 to 100 are offered regularly on eBay and other web sites. With several hundred 360s always on the market, they are a tough sell when premium priced. Shawn Williams at Exclusive Motorcars in Los Angeles tells of a black 2002 Ferrari 360 he had on consignment for eight months. Starting at $129,995, offers came in, but even as the price was lowered, the offers sank as well. It recently went away for $70,000 but he thinks had the starting price been $105,000, the car would have sold in the first month for between $90,000 and $95,000. Another example is 2002 360 Spider s/n 130024, sold last October. With an unknown service history, no books or tools, 21,450 miles, and finished in dark green with tan leather, it proved that a green Ferrari is almost sale-proof. The asking price was $79,500, the best offer was $71,000, but it failed its pre-purchase inspection because of a bad valve and was sent to an auto auction. Buyer beware with this one! Too many lease-backs At the top end of the newer cars, the mighty have fallen. The 599s listed for $280,000–$325,000 when first available in 2007, and sold for that plus another $150,000–$175,000 as the “gotta-have-it-now” premium over sticker. In August 2009, 2007 599 s/n 149814 was advertised. It had just 9,600 miles and the price was $269,500. Five months later, the price was dropped to $239,500 before it finally sold. With dozens of 599s coming off lease, the market is saturated. Still, some sellers do get the idea. Trenery reports that 2005 Ferrari 612 s/n 138031, with 30,000-plus miles, was advertised at $126,500, but when a real $100,000 offer materialized in late 2008, the car was sold. Looking at the big picture, the low-production, user-friendly Enzo-era cars such as the 250 GTE, 330s, 365s and Dinos are enjoying a modest upturn. But while Enzoera Ferraris up to $1m are selling surprisingly well, the top-end cars—those over $2m—are on hold. Many buyers want a 30% discount from market highs of early 2008, and few sellers are willing to sell at that price. I have heard of multiple offers in the $17m to $25m range for a no-stories Series I GTO, but the long-term, well-heeled, financially secure owners will not sell. Today's market is very different from that of 1989–90. Today's owners are end users, not speculators. Owning a GTO (or SWB or TdF) is a ticket of admission to events they could never get into otherwise, and they're not about to give up. They can, and will, sit out the storm. Low-volume Fiat-era cars such as Boxers, 288s, F40s, and F50s sell well, but high- volume Testarossas and 400/412s are hard to move. The 308s and 328s sell, but usually below the seller's expectations. Entry-level Montezemolo-era V12s such as the 456, 550, and 575 sell in the $50,000–$110,000 “affordable” range, while the 612 and 599 move very slowly because so many are coming off lease. As for the 360 and 430, with hundreds for sale, it's a buyers' market. ♦ February 2010 37

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English Profile 1954 Jaguar XK 120SE Drophead Coupe The DHC here has many of the attributes to look for in an XK 120—relative rarity, performance options, and a first-class restoration in attractive colors by Ray Nierlich Details Years produced: 1953–54 Number produced: 1,769 Original list price $4,099 SCM Valuation: $70,000–$95,000 Tune-up cost: $650 Distributor cap: $45 Chassis #: Front of left-hand chassis side member Engine #: Right-hand side of cylinder block above oil filter Club: Jaguar Clubs of North America 234 Buckland Trace Louisville, KY 40245 More: Alternatives: 1953–55 Aston Martin DB2/4 DHC,1955 Austin-Healey 100M, 1955 Porsche 356 cabriolet SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: S667266 T his XK 120 drophead coupe is number 266 of just 294 right-hand-drive examples (out of 1,769 DHC cars) produced. The drophead model run was from April 1953 to August 1954. Equipped with the “SE” option package and C-type cylinder head, this example sports the 3/8-inch lift cams, lightened flywheel and damper, dual exhausts, and wire wheels. These options boosted the base model by 50 hp, with Jaguar claiming 210 hp at 5,750 rpm. The car is supplied with Jaguar Production Trace Certificate and was completed May 26, 1954. Ownership succession is fully documented, and in 1989 the car was then subject to a full engine and gearbox rebuild by marque specialist Derek Bullmore and later to a complete frame-off, 2,700-hour restoration by Classic Coachbuilders of Sittingbourne, Kent. It was later featured in a London Times article by Lord Montague of Beaulieu in May 1995. This car was last sold for $81,117, including buyer's premium, at the Brooks Olympia auction of February 22, 1997 (SCM# 19040). It has been part of a large private collection since then and used sparingly. SCM Analysis This car sold for $96,487, including buyer's premium, at H&H's Haynes Museum Auction in Sparkford, England, on October 29, 2009. The vintage Jaguar market has shown exceptional resilience as other marques slumped, and the record sale price of $221,500 for a 1953 XK 120SE roadster at Bonhams & Butterfields last August in Carmel Valley raised some eyebrows, as did the $195k Gooding & Company achieved for a low-mileage SE roadster. 38 It's difficult to appreciate today what a sensation the XK 120 roadster created in war-weary Britain in 1948. The car was hurried to the Earls Court Motor Show after only a few months of development. The outer panels were hand-bucked aluminum on a Mk V saloon chassis shortened 18 inches. The XK was meant to be a limitedrun sports car, the showpiece for the new XK DOHC 6-cylinder engine, which was destined for the massive Mk VII saloon. But with orders flooding in, Jaguar revised its plans, eventually delivering 240 alloy-bodied cars. No two were identical, and these will always remain the most desirable and expensive. Later 120s retained the alloy hood, trunk lid, and doors, but the remaining panels were done in steel. This drophead coupe is another example of William Lyons's design mantra of “Grace, Space, and Pace.” So when the original roadster was marketed as “the fastest production sports car in the world,” the obvious emphasis was on “Pace.” The second version, introduced in March 1951, was the fixed-head coupe. This featured stunning lines but virtually identical mechanicals. Walnut woodwork and roll-up windows placed that car's emphasis smartly on “Grace.” The DHC was the third and final model of the 120 family, intended to give the car a bit more life before the introduction of its replacement, the XK 140 of 1954. The DHC combined some of the best features of both preceding models. Compared to the roadster, the DHC had much better weather protection, with the fully lined top, and it had a beautiful cockpit reminiscent of the FHC, but not so claustrophobic. 1954 Jaguar XK 120SE DHC Lot 216, s/n S667294 Condition 1Sold at $75,105 Bonhams, Chichester, UK, 9/1/2006 SCM# 43001 1950 Jaguar XK 120 roadster Lot 325, s/n 660348 Condition 3 Sold at $71,152 Bonhams, Stoneleigh, UK, 3/15/2008 SCM# 115976 1953 Jaguar XK 120SE DHC Lot 567, s/n S677272 Condition 3Sold at $72,360 Branson Auction, Branson, MO, 4/18/2008 SCM# 116236 Sports Car Market H&H Auctions

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Early examples plagued with overheating Is it all wine and roses owning a 120? Not quite. Most early examples were plagued with overheating—of the engine, of the drum brakes, of the occupants—excessive oil consumption and leaks, heavy steering, and various electrical gremlins. Many people just can't fit comfortably in one; the seats are low, the footwell is flat, and the steering wheel quite close to the driver's chest. The XK 140 rectified issues with the steering and awkward seating position, thanks to the advent of rack-and-pinion steering gear and some clever re-engineering. Styling was tailored to 1950s U.S. market trends, with heavier brightwork and the option of an overdrive or automatic gearbox. It wasn't until the XK 150 of 1958 that disc brakes resolved most of the complaints in the stopping department. Fortunately, most XK 120 faults were corrected by Jaguar during production, and today there is a huge aftermarket industry to support these cars. Parts availability and prices are a bargain, compared to almost any other period exotic. Many upgrades are available to rectify the original faults. There is a wealth of choices—you can stay stock, with most original parts being reproduced, or modify and upgrade to your heart's (or wallet's) content. Billet crankshafts, 5-speed gearboxes, and disc brakes are available now. Expect prices to be more than your respective Mustang bits, but nowhere near as dear as Aston Martin or Ferrari parts. Finding competent local mechanical help can sometimes be another story. Many of the troubles Jaguar owners have suffered are directly the result of faulty diagnoses or shoddy workmanship. The XK running gear is mostly conventional, durable, and straightforward to work on. The problems usually start when the engine or ancillaries require work. Properly cared for, they'll go 100k miles The weak spot for any XK is overheating. A single episode can easily end up as a blown head gasket repair at the least, and a complete engine rebuild at the worst. The latter repair can top $10k. But properly cared for, an XK engine will reliably exceed 100,000 miles. The SU carburetor, one of the simplest and most elegant designs, remains a great mystery to many contemporary mechanics; find one who understands them. The Lucas electrics have been much maligned and are antiquated, but of good quality for the era. Bodywork issues should prove the least trouble, but they can also prove the most expensive. The panels are thick compared to many cars and, unless badly stretched or rusted, simple to repair. The most common mistake is not to finish the metalwork properly before painting. If the doors stick out at the bottom or the rocker line isn't quite straight, you'll have to redo the entire job to fix it. Common areas to find body rot are the sill boxes, door-shut pillars, and spare tire well. Look for damage (in the open models especially) where there is body wood. The soldered-on front side lights of the later steel cars ('52 on) can also be moisture traps. Check for rot in the lower portions of the frame where dirt and sand collect, especially where the front suspension bolts up and the top sections of the rear as it sweeps over the rear axle. This DHC has many of the attributes to look for if you are contemplating an XK 120. Relative rarity, a fairly continuous history, and a first-class restoration in an attractive color combination are all big pluses. However, the right-hand drive would put off most U.S. buyers. Stylistically, the DHC is a grand tourer at the end of the model run, while the original roadster has the greatest sex appeal. The FHC has a loyal following, but by virtue of being a closed car, will always lag behind in value. Investment potential remains greatest with the first alloy cars, but the high values will deter much use. Collectible Jaguars are increasing in value, relative to recently overheated segments of the market. And while the sales of the 120s last August were a bit of irrational exuberance, I'd say that in terms of today's market, this car was fairly sold and bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of H&H Auctions.) February 2010 39

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport 6C 1750s have always been at or near the top of collectors' lists, and here heritage, provenance, and condition trumped conventional wisdom by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1929–31 Number produced: 372 Original list price: $3,692 SCM Valuation: $875,000–$1,250,000 (Zagato) Tune-up cost: $900 Distributor cap: $750 Chassis #: Right frame rail behind rear axle Engine #: Right side of block Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club PO Box 12340 Kansas City, MO 64116 More: Alternatives: 1924–30 Bugatti Type 35, 1922–29 Bentley 3 Liter, 1928–32 Mercedes-Benz SSK SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 0312940 A lfa Romeo introduced the 1,752-cc, 6-cylinder cars designed by Jano in 1929. Adept on both road and racing circuits, the engine proved reliable and powerful, offering impressive output from its relatively small displacement. Further benefiting from excellent handling, the car, in top factory racing engine trim, could comfortably exceed 100 mph. The 6C 1750 is significant for introducing in-house-manufactured sedan bodies, along with those produced by firms such as Touring, Castagna, and Zagato, among others. Three models were available—the single-overhead- cam Turismo with a 122-inch wheelbase and a maximum speed of about 70 mph, the twin-overhead-cam Gran Turismo with a 108-inch or 114-inch wheelbase and a top speed of about 80 mph, and the Gran Sport or Super Sport, a supercharged Gran Turismo producing 85 hp and a top speed of 95 mph. Regardless of the version, the 6C remains today one of the most compelling and desirable of all Alfas. All told, Alfa Romeo built a total of 2,579 1750s through 1933. This spectacular Alfa has a well-known, documented history. A supercharged GS example, it was sold new to Mr. Di Brigatti of Milan, Italy, on June 28, 1929. Its second owner, also a Milanese citizen, was Mr. Giuseppe Fantacci, who later took the car with him to the United States as a duty-free entry. Rather than exporting it back to Italy, he sold the car to well-known author and collector Ralph Stein. During the 1950s, the car came under the ownership of Alec Ullman, who is remembered for organizing the 12 Hours of Sebring and the United States Grand Prix. 40 It would then become the property of various collec- tors in New York and has since been restored by David Pruitt of Alfa Workshops, sensitive to its original condition. The Alfa still wears its old Florentine registration plate and includes its full restoration file, along with a certificate of the Automobile Club Italia showing its original Italian registration. Both the chassis and engine bear the same serial number—0312940. The steering box, gearbox, and front and rear axles are stamped with numbers that are close to the chassis number (within ten), as per factory practice at the time of production. The construction number stamped atop the bell housing ends in 2929, as does the bonnet hinge. The rare coachwork by Carrozzeria Sport, a small workshop in Milan, boasts its original panels and windscreen, along with front fenders which were first modified in the 1930s. The original Jaeger instruments and carburetor have also been preserved. SCM Analysis This car sold for $865,208, including buyer's premium, at RM's Automobiles of London Auction in England on October 28, 2009. The collector car world, like Hollywood, has its bona fide stars, celebrities, has-beens, and former reality show players. The ranks of has-beens are full of former celebrities who proved they weren't on their way to being stars after all, and the brilliant light of the reality show player shines briefly indeed. It's not hard to place collector cars into the various categories. Try it with your friends over a few of your 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Lot 77, s/n 8513011 Condition 1Sold at $880,000 Worldwide, Houston, TX, 5/3/2008 SCM# 116804 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Lot 352, s/n 8513033 Condition 3+ Sold at $1,107,000 B&B, Carmel Valley, CA, 8/14/2008 SCM# 117620 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Lot 44, s/n 10814368 Condition 1 Sold at $1,320,000 Gooding, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/13/2008 SCM# 117570 Sports Car Market Photos: RM Auctions

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favorite adult beverages; it's bound to be entertaining. That said, in the interest of keeping the SCM inbox free of burning email, I will abstain from doing so here. The fact is, however, that if a car has the stuff, it al- ways shows in the end. There's no doubt the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 is one of the top-ranked cars of all time. It has a reputation hard-won in competition and it certainly made Ugo Zagato a famous man. When many visualize a pre-war Alfa, it's probably a Zagato-bodied 6C 1750 in their mind's eye. No wonder—it's one of those cars that just looks right, a perfect blend of smooth and aggressive. Of course, when new you bought a 6C 1750 chassis with drivetrain and clothed it in whatever coachwork you wanted; until recently, not many enthusiasts cared for the more mundane cabriolets, coupes, and sedans. Many became Zagato replicas and more's the pity. Delightful for the clothes it wears This car is delightful in that it retains its original body rather than a sexier replica Zagato body, even if it serves to demonstrate the true beauty of the more desirable design. It is also a testament to the aggressive use to which it was put when new to learn that it needed a repaint and interior re-trim when only eight years old. To my mind, it's unfortunate that Ralph Stein felt compelled even then to switch the color from the original gray to red, but I suppose nothing really changes when it comes to the perception of Italian high-performance cars. Somehow red is their natural color, no matter in what hue they left the factory. Even if the closest you get to competition is the parking lot at the racetrack, it's got to look the part. To be fair, of course, this car's top-line spec does entitle it to wear red paint if it chooses. It is, after all, the same short-wheelbase, supercharged-engine chassis which powered the 6C 1750 to impressive results in race after race in 1929, '30, and '31. Research has determined that this car didn't begin life with a blower; however, it was a common fitting to the short-wheelbase Gran Turismo chassis, and apparently this car has had the supercharger for quite a long time. Some observers in the U.K. felt the car was a bit over-restored, but that's very much a personal perception. It certainly appeared in photographs to be finished to a very high level, and the care taken and expense incurred in doing this work on a non-Zagato-bodied car is to be commended. Many who are active in pre-war Alfa circles were astonished by the strong result this car achieved. After failing to meet reserve on the block, a post-sale deal was concluded at $865,209 on its estimate of $800k–$900k. To place the sale in perspective, in the confident August 2008 market, Gooding & Company achieved $1.3m for a superbly restored Zagato 6C 1750, and Bonhams & Butterfields got $1.1m for an example with Scuderia Ferrari history and a nice patina. Don't forget the Hollywood factor More recently there was confirmed private sale of $500k for another Zagato with a good period competition record and an original body in need of about $100k in work to complete it. In this light, this non-Zagato street car by a little-known body maker can certainly be considered well sold indeed. However, it's important to consider another dy- namic—the Hollywood factor. With the softening in most prices has also appeared a curious strength in certain pockets, and that's where the Hollywood factor comes in. In any market, especially a soft, buyer's market, the smartest money realizes that what may seem a bargain today since it's fallen so far will likely be the last thing to appreciate in an upturn—if it does at all. So buying the best you can when it comes available is in the long term the genius play. Since 6C 1750s have always been at or near the top of collectors' lists practically since they were new, it shouldn't surprise that heritage, provenance, and condition trumped conventional wisdom. Well sold, therefore, but also a smart buy. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions). February 2010 41

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German Profile 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG Coupe The presence of AMG takes away the anxiety that lies at the bottom of every hot rod: Was it done by bozos or pros? by Miles Collier Details Years produced: 1996–2009 Number produced: 11 (8 coupes, 3 roadsters) Original list price: $1,000,000 SCM Valuation: $650,000–$850,000 Tune-up cost: $200 Distributor cap: n/a Chassis #: Plate on firewall center Engine #: Rear of engine by bellhousing flange Club: Mercedes-Benz Club of America 1907 Lelaray St. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 More: Alternatives: 2009 300SL Panamericana, 1960–67 Beacham Mk 2, 1990–2009 Jaguar C/D-type replicas SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: 1980404500066 T he original Mercedes-Benz 300SL is rightly regarded as one of the most brilliant and iconic sports cars of the 20th century. Representing a fusion of competition success with elegance and inspired design, the 300SL, in Coupe or Roadster form, is one of the most coveted automobiles on today's collector car market. So why was this 1954 300SL Gullwing Coupe up- dated by Mercedes-Benz's own AMG tuning division, to employ the performance and technology of a modern high-performance automobile? According to AMG Project Manager Volker Niewig, the project was a request by the Royal Family of Brunei. This particular car, which was completed in 2006, is based on an original 300SL from 1954 and retains the original steel body and aluminum bonnet and boot lid. Subtle body modifications include the addition of electric mirrors and relocated fuel-filler pipe and door. The exterior package is complemented by green-tinted glass and modern AMG light-alloy wheels. Mechanically, the car features a restored 300SL tu- bular chassis, modified to accommodate a 6-liter AMG M119 V8 engine. This produces 380 horsepower and is mated to a Mercedes-Benz W4A 4-speed automatic. The 300SL is electronically limited to 155 mph. These bespoke cars cost in excess of €1m to build. Handling was improved by replacing the original swingaxle rear suspension with a 1989–2001 R129 rear axle. A Bilstein adjustable sports suspension was added, with power disc brakes and power steering. Road grip and 42 steering benefit from low profile, high-performance tires. The car's cockpit displays the original layout, but with adjustable, leather-trimmed Recaro seats, threepoint safety belts, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Nappa leather upholstery extends to the center console and the lower door panels as well as the dashboard and rear luggage shelf. Other subtle interior touches include a steering- column lock and a set of original 300SL instruments adapted to modern technology and electronic operation. A modern air conditioning and heating system has been fitted, and there's a classic Becker radio, six-disc CD changer, and iPod link. Only eleven 300SLs were modified by AMG between 1996 and 2009, five for the Brunei Royal Family and six for select AMG customers. Of these eleven cars, eight were coupes and four were right-hand drive. According to AMG, no further examples are likely. The AMG alloy wheels and electric mirrors were fit- ted to this car, but the next owner could fit period-style mirrors and wheels. SCM Analysis This car sold for $765,026, including buyer's premium, at RM's Automobiles of London Auction in England on October 28, 2009. What makes this transaction so noteworthy is that it flew in the face of received wisdom. It is axiomatic that the price determinants for any model of collect- 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupe Lot 96, s/n 1980406500278 Condition 2Sold at $550,000 Gooding, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/2009 SCM# 119223 Sports Car Market 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupe Lot 169, s/n 1980405500128 Condition 1 Sold at $544,500 Gooding, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/16/2009 SCM# 142096 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupe Lot 221, s/n 1980405500429 Condition 2+ Sold at $546,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/14/2009 SCM# 142042 Photos: RM Auctions

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ible automobile are condition, originality, and provenance. None of these factors are evident in this transaction, yet our 300SL's hammer price sailed past the norm for Gullwing coupes by $250k. While we can always impugn the buyer's (and underbidder's) sanity or taste, it isn't helpful when trying to formulate an analysis. The first supercar of modern times Mercedes-Benz 300SLs are one of the arche- typal GT cars of the 1950s. Often described as the first “supercar” of modern times, the 300SL, and especially the Gullwing coupe, is renowned for its performance, styling, and build quality. Against the competition, the Gullwing's superiority becomes all the more apparent. Perhaps only the Lancia Aurelia was in the same elite league and only as a less expensive, small-bore competitor. If we were to pick nits, the Gullwing's poor ventilation and cabin heat are a problem. There was a reason why well-heeled boulevardiers would trickle down the Corniche with both doors rakishly open. The drivers looked dashing as hell with their aviator glasses and Rolexes, but they were also ventilating the cockpit. Know-it-alls will remind us of the 300SL's mildly dodgy handling, caused by the rear swing axle, but they miss the point. This was a driver's car with performance well beyond the norm of the day, but the wizards of Stuttgart also demanded a certain degree of ability from the pilot. Today, virtually every comprehensive collection of post-war sports and GT cars has a 300SL in its inventory. Which brings us to our subject car. This represents a period body/chassis that has been fitted with modern suspension, modern disc brakes, and a modern drivetrain, which includes an AMG-modified 6-liter, 380-hp V8 engine and a 4-speed automatic. A full suite of “mod cons” is included, including entertainment systems and real air conditioning. The world's first million dollar resto-mod? In all, here is the world's first million-dollar resto-mod. And this is an important point; it is incredibly expensive to completely re-engineer an obsolescent automobile to make it feel modern. And if you engage a major firm like Daimler-Benz's AMG division to do it right, there's no doubt the resulting confection is as bulletproof as the original, with the handling of their modern products. The imprimatur of AMG figures strongly in the auction price. I am aware of no other resto-mods built in a limited series by such an august and respected fabricator. The presence of AMG takes away the anxiety that lies at the bottom of every hot rod: Was it done by bozos or pros? Our subject car does away with the drawbacks of the original—namely occupant discomfort and challenging handling. At the same time, especially amongst those who aren't vintage car guys, the Gullwing's appearance is arresting, the doors intriguing. Among the petrodollar elite who commissioned this machine, I imagine the avoidance of déjà vu was a prime prerequisite. With this car, I think it's safe to assume that the buyer was motivated by many of the same considerations—looking sharp without having to deal with the reality of a real 300SL. The 25% discount from the original cost of this particular vehicle didn't hurt either. Okay, but why? Now all this conjecture takes us to the heart of the matter: Why would you do this? In the interest of full disclosure, I should reveal that for the last several years I've been fooling around with a Cunningham C-3 that has received a similar treatment at my hands with one major exception—the project is totally reversible. My car can be returned to original specification using all the original bits, which now fill the equivalent of a 20-foot container. No original parts were modified, with the exception of minor frame additions that were designed to be cut off. And we did the project in-house, because that's the whole point. I would describe the venture as “no harm, no foul.” There were roughly 1,400 Mercedes Gullwing coupes built in period. AMG's production run of eleven has eliminated more than 1% of the 900-plus survivors. As evidenced by my confession, I understand the urge to tinker, but this production run puts that concept in a different light. For these eleven cars, there is no going back. The world has lost a significant number of desirable and important cars. To my eyes, this has been not the gentle application of modern science in the spirit of the original, but the brutal destruction of inherent character in return for a homogenized, unemotional copy. While the car has been remarkably modernized, the buyer is going to miss out on future appreciation, and more significantly, on the real experience of vintage motoring camaraderie which the original 300SLs so abundantly afford. Pity. Fairly bought, at least in terms of the original cost of the car, and in the long term, even better sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) February 2010 43

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American Profile 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV Convertible This RA IV convertible had something few big-horsepower, low-production cars do—its original engine, solid owner history, and original documentation by Colin Comer Details Years produced: 1969–70 Number produced: 96 total—59 in 1969; 37 in 1970 SCM Valuation: $325,000–$450,000 Original List Price: 1969, $3,940; 1970, $4,054 Tune-up cost: $150 Distributor cap: $18 Chassis #: Driver's side dash top Engine #: Stamped in front passenger's side of block next to timing cover Clubs: GTO Association of America PO Box 213 Timnath, CO 80547 More: Alternatives: 1970 LS6 Chevelle convertible; 1970–71 Oldsmobile 442 W30 convertible; 1970–71 Hemi 'Cuda convertible SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 242670P248954 P ontiac's 1970 Ram Air IV GTO Judge convertibles are so rare that, for any genuine Pontiac enthusiast, seeing one today is an event in itself. Only 17 were built, twelve are known to exist today, and only six were optioned with a 400 Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission. The L76 Ram Air IV engine, which became available in the GTO as a result of GM lifting its corporate ban on 400-plus cubic inch powerplants, is central to the car's pavement-ripping character. Rated at only 370 horsepower, the Ram Air IV generates almost 450 lb-ft of torque at only 3,000 rpm. The example presented here has been completely re- stored to its original configuration, including the unique Atoll Blue finish and matching blue bucket seat interior, which also includes wood trim on the instrument panel and console, an engine-turned switch plate, three-spoke Formula steering wheel, and period correct dealer-supplied floor mats. One of the rarest Pontiacs ever, this handsome, fully restored GTO Judge convertible has a matching-numbers engine and transmission, comes with a copy of the original Protect-O-Plate, and is documented by the Pontiac Historical Society. SCM Analysis This car sold for $371,000, including buyer's premium, at Mecum's Fall High Performance Auction in St. Charles, Illinois, on October 3, 2009. The hell, you say, muscle car prices are in the toi- let—this result must surely be a typo. And a Pontiac, of all cars. We all know they are the value-priced alternative to elephant-motored Mopars and big-block Chevys, 44 right? Not so fast, buckaroo. The sale of this Ram Air IV Judge, hot on the heels of the highly publicized sale by RM Auctions of the Ray Allen 1970 Chevelle LS6 convertible for $264,000 on September 26 (profiled in January, p. 46), offers an interesting comparison. How on earth could a GTO with no race history sell for over $100k more than one of the most famous drag cars of all time, and one that previously sold for $1.15m? Let's dissect it. Production numbers: Not much to go on here. Both are incredibly low-production cars, with 17 RAIV Judge convertibles documented via factory records, and (by most experts' opinion) 16 LS6 convertibles produced. Street cred: Both are the top engines available from their respective divisions, although the LS6 with 450 (advertised) horsepower trumped the 370 advertised hp of the round-port RAIV GTO. This carried over to the street, as the LS6 was clearly the better performer and they tended to hold their guts within the confines of their engine blocks much longer than the somewhat rpm-sensitive RAIV. Price trends in recent years: Both LS6 and RAIV Judge convertibles are scarce enough to make tracking prices difficult at best, but, as someone who has been involved with multiple sales of both, I can offer some insight. The highest price paid for a 1970 RAIV Judge convertible was around $500k, although two examples had much higher offers rejected by their owners. A few real LS6 convertibles have traded in the same range, roughly $500k–$700k, with the Ray Allen car being the record holder at $1.15m in 2006. A very interesting comparison for the Judge was the May 2008 sale 1969 Pontiac GTO Ram Air IV Lot SP97, s/n 242679B159041 Condition 2- Not sold at $59,940 RM, Toronto, CAN, 4/3/2009 SCM# 119951 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Lot 379, s/n 242379B165988 Condition 2Sold at $49,500 Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL, 4/9/2009 SCM# 120199 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV Lot 150311069181, s/n 242379A250009 Condition 1Sold at $115,100 eBay 12/17/2008 SCM# 118948 Sports Car Market Photos: Mecum Auctions

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by Mecum of another 1970 RAIV Judge convertible, a restored 4-speed example in silver lacking its original engine, at $378k, almost an identical result to this October 2009 sale. Where the devil resides But alas, the devil is in the details. The $371k Mecum- sold RAIV convertible had something very few of these big-horsepower, low-production cars usually do—its original engine, solid owner history, and original documentation. Although equipped with a Turbo 400 automatic transmission rather than the more desirable (and much more valuable) M21 Muncie 4-speed, it is likely this transmission that saved the original motor—either because a more “mature” original owner bought the car to drive rather than race, or it prevented missed shifts and the resultant, and often fatal, connecting rod breakatosis that sidelined many a Ram Air Pontiac. Other positives include the highly desirable Atoll Blue exterior, which automatically came with the wild blue-orange-pink Judge stripes. Add the blue interior and we have the second best option you can have on a muscle car: “eyeball.” Remember, the late 1960s and early 1970s were home to far too many color-challenged cars. Think green and brown, kinda like the home appliances that were so popular at the time. Today, most collectors have refined their tastes to the point that they want a car that looks as good as it drives, as most look at their cars far more than they drive them. Which is why, in instances such as this with miniscule production numbers, some buyers are happy to forego a 4-speed car in return for a numbers-matching automatic car they actually like to look at. Another important difference between the Chevrolet and Pontiac camps is that of verifiable production numbers. Thanks to Jim Mattison and Pontiac Historic Services (PHS), we know exactly how many GTOs were produced in every possible combination. Armed with a serial number and $45, one can fax PHS and within a few hours get copies of the actual factory build order for that very car to see if it is what it purports to be. Paperwork makes the difference This availability of factory records is perhaps the biggest reason behind today's strong Pontiac values. Compare this to 1970 LS6 Chevelle convertibles and one can see the logic. Through the process of elimination and tracking known LS6 cars, production numbers are merely estimates, deemed reliable but not guaranteed. This clearly tempers buyers' willingness to pay huge prices for a “one of 16” car that could later prove to be a “one of 40” car. Not to mention that with no factory records available, it is often impossible to verify an LS6 4-speed car wasn't born as a 327 2-barrel car with a Powerglide. Knowing all this, I think our subject car was a solid buy. It is a known quantity, one of 17 produced, with its original Protect-O-Plate, great color combo, and its original drivetrain. Adding to this, the May 2008 sale of a similar car at the same price speaks of market stability for RAIV Judge convertibles—even in this catch-the-falling-knife market—and I call this a spot-on result for both buyer and seller. Had this car had three pedals, my hand would have been in the air. What can I say; I don't know how to drive automatics. Well done. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Mecum Auctions.) February 2010 45

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Race Car Profile 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Coupe 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster One of the enduring fantasies in the automobile hobby is that of flinging a pure racing car about on public roads by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1998–99 Number produced: 25 (possibly 26) Original list price: $1,547,620 SCM Valuation: $850,000–$1,500,000 Tune-up cost: $2,500 Distributor cap: n/a (solid state ignition) Chassis #: VIN tag at windshield, plaque on console Engine #: Stamped atop back of block Club: Mercedes-Benz Club of America, 1907 Lelaray St. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 More: Alternatives: 1994–98 McLaren F1, 1996–99 Porsche 911 GT1, 1999–2010 Pagani Zonda Chassis numbers: WDB2973971Y000033 (coupe) WDB2973971Y000032 (roadster) B y the mid 1990s, there was growing interest at Mercedes-Benz and Porsche in returning to an ultra-exclusive form of racing featuring homologated race cars in the tradition of the great Gran Turismo cars of yesteryear. The result was the FIA GT Championship, which commenced in 1997 to great fanfare. Mercedes-Benz and AMG entered the top-level GT1 class to compete headon with the Porsche 911 GT1 and the BMW-powered McLaren F1. Each manufacturer was required to produce at least 25 homologated road cars. The task was monumental. AMG had only four months to design, build, and test both a competitive race car and its road-going brother. McLaren's entrance into the FIA GT1 class required that its F1 road car be outfitted in racing trim. By contrast, the AMG solution to homologation was quite the opposite. Instead of building a race car from an existing sports car, AMG set about creating an all-new GT1 contender—nothing less than road-going race cars. Per FIA regulations, Mercedes built 25 of these ma- chines, with minimal additional creature comforts. Up front, next to the inboard front suspension and radiator system, rested an air conditioning unit, along with ABS for additional safety. Cargo space improved slightly with two small storage compartments under each upward-swinging door, while the interior featured leather appointments. Although no major aerodynamic changes were made to the car, its rear wing was sculpted to fit the body more smoothly and the front air dam was redesigned. Gear changes were lightning-quick, thanks to a paddle-operated 6-speed sequential gearbox lifted directly from the GT1 race cars. The mid-mounted 6.9-liter V12 rested directly behind the driver, producing a raw and menacing exhaust note. 46 Of the 25 homologated CLK GTRs built for road use, the first 20 were coupes like their racing counterparts. This car is the 13th in the series and is confirmed as the only right-hand-drive CLK GTR built. It was constructed for a prominent collector and sold new for over $1.5m. The car has never been road registered and has only 15.6 delivery miles. Completed in January 2005, it is essentially brand new. Of the 25 road-going CLK GTRs built to meet FIA requirements, only five were roadsters. The roadster variants of the CLK GTR are virtually identical to the coupes, with the exception of a removable top panel and integrated roll bar. This car is number two in the series and the only right-hand-drive CLK GTR roadster. Like the coupe, this car is virtually brand new. It was completed in August 2006, has just 21 delivery miles, and has never been road registered. It cost a staggering $2m. SCM Analysis These cars sold at RM's Automobiles of London Auction in England on October 28, 2009—the coupe for $865,208, and the roadster for $1,020,034. One of the enduring fantasies in the automobile hobby is that of a pure racing car to fling about on public roads. The image of blazing across the Futa Pass in your 250 GTO or TR, the exhaust howling behind you as (to use P.J. O'Rourke's wonderful phrase) “the oncoming curves uncoil at you like a crazed Mamba snake,” is one of those sweaty-palms dreams that has driven car collectors since the beginning. It's why racing cars, particularly those of the 1950s and '60s, sell for huge premiums over their road equivalents. And it is what has kept mechanics, restorers, and replica builders busy for decades. It is one of the core myths of our business. 1997 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Lot 75, s/n WDBA2973971Y00002 Condition 1Sold at $827,500 Bonhams, Nürburgring, DEU, 8/9/2003 SCM# 35935 Comps 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Lot 243, s/n WDB2973971Y00023 Condition 1 Sold at $954,384 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/26/2003 SCM# 31205 1997 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Lot 98, s/n WDB2973971Y00006 Condition 1- Sold at $1,051,000 Christie's, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/19/2000 SCM# 10169 Sports Car Market Photos: RM Auctions

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Nobody in his right mind would use one The problem with myths, dreams, and fantasies is that they are exactly that, and the cold reality is that pure racing cars have not been acceptable road cars since the late 1950s. As race tracks evolved from rough public roads to carefully designed venues with sculpted turns and baby's bottom-smooth asphalt, race cars became both perfectly suited to perfect tracks and completely unsuited to public roads. Newer racers are too low, too stiff, too demand- ing, too noisy, and generally devoid of the comforts that make road cars work well. I'm not suggesting the road-legal variants of racing cars aren't fabulous things to lust after, only that nobody in his right mind would actually use one much. This limits the market to wealthy dreamers and collectors. These two Mercedes CLK GTRs are perfect examples of my point. If there was a more breathtakingly beautiful or more car-lust inducing road-legal automobile available at the turn of this century, I can't recall it. Even though frighteningly expensive, if they were truly great cars you would expect them to have sold quickly, which does not appear to have been the case. According to my research, the 25 cars required to meet FIA rules were constructed between winter of 1998 and summer of 1999. The cars featured here were completed in 2005 and 2006; that's between six and seven years later. What happened? A broker friend recalls being offered one in 1999 (he had no idea what to do with it), and the only other car I can find public record of was delivered in 2004. Did some or most of the 25 cars sit unsold in AMG's warehouse for all that time? Why? I've been unable to find anyone who can tell me. It's generally my job at SCM to write about racing cars, but these clearly aren't racing cars; they have never and will never participate in a serious race (though their siblings certainly did). Neither are they road cars in the common usage of the term. You could drive them on the road, but nobody has and most likely nobody will. These cars are uncompromised mechanical art These cars fit a third category of collectible automobiles—uncompromised mechanical art. The motivations for and rewards from owning them are more like those for watches or firearms: You revel in the complexity, the workmanship, the precision, and the artistry of the package; you marvel at how wonderfully it does what it's supposed to do; you take great pleasure in simply being able to own such a beautiful and rare example. After that, worrying about whether it's really any fun to use on a regular basis would sully the experience. That's not why you collect things like this. The market for “ultra-supercars” is thin but real, and it is being chased by a be- wildering assortment of small manufacturers who may not ever actually deliver a car. Suggested prices seem to be in the $750k–$1.3m range for new cars in this category, such as the Noble M15, Koenigsegg CCXR, and Bugatti Veyron. The CLK GTRs are effectively brand new, but they're ten-year-old designs with potential garage-rot issues and were not known for being user friendly. On the other hand, they are Mercedes AMG, not some obscure off-brand, and they are iconic in appearance and reputation. These factors seem to balance out because both cars sold for substantially less than they cost their original owners, but for about what a comparable new ultra-supercar would sell for today. I'd say that both cars were rationally bought and will serve their respective new owners as glittering bookends to substantial collections. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) February 2010 47

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Market Reports Overview Late Fall Events Total $30m Rare cars and collections drew bidders, but meeting last year's totals was still no easy task by Jim Pickering F all was a busy time in the collector car world, with a number of annual auctions joined by several first-time sales at locations around the globe. The market continued to deliver stable results nearly everywhere, and SCM's Auction Analysts were on-site to document both new record prices and bargains as the hammer fell. RM returned to London in October for its third annual sale at Battersea Park, where 69 of 84 cars sold for a total of $18.2m. Senior Auction Analyst Paul Hardiman noted a few changes in RM's sales strategy this year, including a much more traditional European format rather than the bright lights and theatrics popular in the U.S. and used here previously. Consignments included rarities like a 1965 ATS, which sold at $510k, and the high sale of the event, a 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR roadster, which brought just over $1m (profiled on p. 46). Contributing Editor Donald Osborne traveled to Massachusetts in late September for Bonhams's third fall Brookline sale, where 34 of the 64 lots on offer changed hands for a combined $1.8m. Featured this year was a collection of 30 Fords from the “Deuces Wild” Collection, which centered mostly around the 1932 Model 18 and Model B. High sale of the day went to the Ex-John J. Dalessandro 1937 AC 16/80 Competition roadster, which made $166,500. The annual Fall Carlisle auction took place in early October, and Auction Analyst Chip Lamb was there to note 111 of the 263 consignments selling for just under $1.9m, led by a 1930 Cord L-29 convertible sedan at $210,000—an all-time high sale for Carlisle. In fact, this fall's overall result was the highest in the four-year history of the Fall Carlisle event, with the next highest result being the $1.7m achieved at the company's first fall auction in 2006. Bonhams's French division organized a new sale in SCM1-6 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 48 Sales Totals RM, London, UK Bonhams, Brookline, MA Carlisle Auctions, Carlisle, PA Bonhams, Reims, FRA Coys, Padua, ITA Silver Auctions, Medford, OR $1,656,754 $2,475,656 late September on the grounds of the Reims circuit, held in conjunction with the third annual “Weekend de l'Excellence Automobile,” which helps promote and support the reopening of the Reims-Gueux racetrack for classic events. Auction Analyst Jérôme Hardy covered the 64 lots on offer, where 40 sold for a combined $3.9m, including a 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS Spyder that made high sale at $672k. Coys returned to Italy in mid-October for its annual Auto e Moto d'Epoca Padova sale, where 51 of 98 lots sold, totaling just under $2.5m. Donald Osborne found that while the event saw an increase in sell-through to 52% vs. 40% in 2008, several headlining cars returned to their owners after no-sale bids on the block. A 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder conversion led the day at $400k, and a 1930 Aston Martin 2/4S International brought a market-correct $134k. Silver Auction set up shop in Medford, Oregon, at the end of October for the no- reserve sale of the Bernie Zieminski Collection, which made $1.7m from 199 examples of mainly American iron from the 1940s through the early 1970s. SCM Executive Editor Paul Duchene found most prices to be strong here despite the majority of lots needing complete restorations, but bargain hunters did find some deals, including a 1968 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396 with decent options at just $9,450. Finally, if you're tired of hauling parts in the passenger seat of your vintage Alfa, Geoff Archer's report on recent eBay Motors sales might just have the pickup for you. ♦ Top10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR roadster, $1,020,034—RM, p. 56 2. 1950 Aston Martin DB2 Le Mans team car, $910,745—RM, p. 52 3. 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport roadster, $865,208—RM, p. 56 4. 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR coupe, $865,208—RM, p. 56 5. 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Boattail Skiff, $783,241—RM, p. 52 6. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB NART Spyder conversion, $774,133—RM, p. 58 7. 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG Gullwing coupe, $765,026—RM, p. 54 8. 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio tourer, $728,546—RM, p. 54 9. 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Torpedo tourer, $710,381—RM, p. 52 10. 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS Spyder, $672,620—BonR, p. 94 1. 1965 ATS 2500 GT coupe, $510,017—RM, p. 58 2. 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K cabriolet C, $519,318—BonR, p. 90 3. 1901 Stanley runabout, $88,920— BonB, p. 68 4. 1992 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 coupe, $18,638—Car, p. 85 5. 1968 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396, $9,450—Sil, p. 110 Sports Car Market Best Buys $18,180,275 $1,807,915 $1,874,591 $3,924,269

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RM Auctions London, UK Automobiles of London Old-school British buyers don't respond well to razzmatazz, and even the videos rankled the tweedier end of the money Company RM Auctions Date October 28, 2009 Location London, England Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold / offered 69/84 Sales rate 82% Sales total $18,180,275 High sale 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR roadster, sold at $1,020,034 Ex-Bondurant 427 unsold despite bid of $869k Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics R M did without theatrical dry ice and a turntable this time around in Battersea Park. This time, under the twinkling blue lights, there was no bidder ploughing resolutely past $4m on a McLaren as in the previous sale, though RM did crack $1m for a Mercedes CLK GTR roadster. Playing it straight was probably best. Old- school British buyers don't respond well to razzmatazz, and even the self-aggrandizing videos accompanying the costlier lots rankled the tweedier end of the money. The room wasn't packed, but there were plenty of bidders—in person, on the phone, and via the Internet. About the only clue that we were at a “media event” was a single camera on a flying boom recording every bid, but what we saw instead of smoke and mirrors was solid sales at mostly sensible money. The sale was fielded by Max Girardo, who alone ran through all the lots in four hours, pausing only for an occasional sip of water. Notable sales here included the fantastically original (Brit-speak for tatty, but it would be a crime to paint it) 1950 Aston Martin DB2 team car with Le Mans history that sold for $910,745—a round half-million in Sterling—and has been attracting more offers since, and the first ATS ever to come to public auction, which was offered at no reserve and let go for a low-sounding $510,017. Okay, it was a car built up from parts after the 50 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices ($1.66=£1.00) factory stopped making them (not that it made more than a handful), but it was like new. Find another. The U.K. was probably the wrong place to market a big-block Cobra racer, even though it had an English connection, having won at Brands Hatch in 1966. It stalled at $869,348. Several ACs from one collection were offered here, including many of the company's early weird delivery vans and invalid carriages, most of which sold. Away from cars that sell themselves, RM never lets up the pressure, and the telephone team off to one side worked the buyers to keep the money flowing. More conspicuously, RM boss Rob Myers, always a large presence at his sales, constantly prowled the aisles to whip up flagging enthusiasm, and on this occasion went even further, wading in to personally lift the arm of a wavering bidder on the restoration case Mercedes 600 Pullman landaulet that looked as if it had been in a “Terminator” movie and had tempo- rarily stalled at $220k. It started at a reasonable $65k, yet eventu- ally, after protracted bidding, sold for an eyepopping $510,017, with a list of needs almost as long as its wheelbase. Though these methods still raise eyebrows in London, they get the job done. In both 2008 and '09, RM sold 69 cars, but in 2009 the sellthrough rate was higher. Girardo shifted 69 out of a possible 84 lots, fewer than the 100 Peter Bainbridge offered previously, meaning an impressive 82% of cars offered sold, against 69% in 2008. Somehow, with the frills trimmed back, it seemed to appeal to the serious bidders even more this time around. ♦ $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m $30m $35m $40m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2009 2008 2007

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RM Auctions London, UK CZECH #238-1946 TATRA T87 4-dr sedan. S/N 54113. Eng. # 221966. Silver/maroon leather. Odo: 24 km. And now for something completely different. Like a VW Beetle rethought by Preston Tucker, this was very advanced (or just barking) for its day, with swing axles, magnesium air-cooled V8 out the back, and the first use of an aerodynamic body. Good but not perfect American restoration in 2002, with a few swirl marks showing through paint and newish leather to interior. All fixtures and fittings in place, but air cleaner missing and front mesh a little rusty. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $95,628. From Austrian ownership, though originally purchased by an American serviceman and taken to the U.S. There are a couple of these in the U.K. restored in the Czech Republic, and this was about as good. Sold quite well under its $120k low estimate, but still quite fair, as although these are on the market infrequently, they're very much an acquired taste. ENGLISH TOP 10 No. 5 #268-1914 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST Boattail skiff. S/N 54PB. Green & wood/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Looks new after cosmetic freshening-up, although paint is more than 50 years old. Marvelously original and elegant skiff pleasingly usable, with no modern fripperies such as orange indicators to sully the clean lines. Front fenders appear to have a slightly different profile than originals as viewed in auction catalog photos. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $710,381. Last seen at the Bonhams & Butterfields auction in Carmel in August '08, where it failed to sell at $1,400,000 (SCM# 117624). After its Royce career, this was sold to India, then was in Italy by 1976. After restoration, it was awarded Most Elegant Rolls-Royce at Villa d'Este in 2006. The pre-sale estimates here ranged from $815k to $1.3m, and although it was bid to a considerably higher number in California, I'd call this a fair price, even though it wasn't quite what was hoped for. TOP 10 No. 2 #245-1950 ASTON MARTIN DB2 Le Mans team car coupe. S/N LML508. Eng. # LB6B50142. Black/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 37,496 miles. The most historic and original of the Aston team cars. Class winner at Le Mans in '51, and third overall (plus much more). Body scuffed around the edges, and wearing its chipped, cracked, and sandblasted aura with pride. Interior shows lots of, er, “patina,” but chassis and floors look sound. Mechanically not FIA compliant. Fit, finish, and condition fair for a racer, with surface rust on floor from wet races. Quickly detachable front fenders, race-spec Spartan interior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $182,149. Steep money for a club racer, although you couldn't replicate it for the same price. Helmet and overalls included in the price. Well bought and sold. #221-1965 JAGUAR XKE SI 4.2 Coombs bodywork fitted between 1919 and 1923. No record of original body. Much of brightwork is original and pleasingly aged, leather newer, new top installed in 2004. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $783,241. Offered but not sold at $725,000 at RM Phoenix in January '09 (SCM# 119299) and did just enough this time to change hands. A midestimate valuation, and the right price for one of the sportiest Ghosts. TOP 10 No. 9 #253-1928 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I Torpedo tourer. S/N 17EX. Eng. # 25EX. Blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 17,864 miles. Last of a series of lightweight experimental cars. Straight and tidy after 2004 restoration. Presented clean but 52 it's up to scratch, as evidenced by a recent run for a magazine feature. With current road tax. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $910,745. Untouched and from 52 years of ownership with the Lascelles family. Cars like this just don't come to market very often, so it was no surprise when this made well over the $730k high estimate. Sold over the phone to applause, with offers to buy continuing after the sale. The only problem is, there's not much you can do with it as-is, and resto/race prep would destroy what makes it special. Still, a nice artifact to have for any collector. Well bought and no doubt reluctantly sold. #211-1956 AC ACECA Bristol coupe. S/N BE571. Eng. # 100B23800. Black/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 69,010 miles. The first Bristolpowered Aceca built. After being traded for a Cobra by its first lady owner, was a resident of the U.S. Straight body with deep, shiny paint showing a few swirl marks. Leather well worn and creased, which suits the car perfectly. One repair to headliner, refinished wood-rim steering wheel, dash and instruments good. Tidy but In good order all around, following 2007 restoration. Extensive and unique chrome good, engine bay almost concours, creased original leather. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $83,789. This failed to sell at $112,000 at H&H's Coventry sale in March '09 (SCM# 119854), but a glitzy London sale was the place to move it, and it crept away to a bidder in the room at $15k under the low estimate for about the price of a Sports Car Market Special coupe. S/N 1E21041. Eng. # 7E63889. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 65,837 miles. Rather unhappy reworking of an E-type, as if it's been stuffed through a Duetto and then reversed into a Spitfire Mk 4, and its commissioner John Coombs obviously thought so as well, as he had it further modified almost immediately after Frua had finished with it. not concours engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $118,397. Aces have increased massively in value this year, with good examples now selling for around $180k, so it's surprising that the almost identical coupe doesn't fetch more. Sold on the phone slap in the middle of the estimate range, and a fair deal for both parties. #220-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series III Lightweight racer. S/N DB4682R. Green/ aluminum. RHD. Well-known and well-raced car, and one of the first DB4 hot rods with a 4.2 motor and a huge roster of drivers and wins, although retired in 1996 and currently

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RM Auctions London, UK decent stock SI E-type. Still, as I said last time, if you want an ugly XKE, it would be easier to get a SIII V12. #212-1972 AC 428 coupe. S/N CF66. Eng. # 1124R8KR. White/black leather. RHD. Odo: 35,593 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. In the U.S. since 1996, and from the same ownership as the Aceca. Fair but not perfect. Straight body under older repaint with some cracks in door skins and a couple of blisters around trunk lid. Chassis looks OK, some rust on wishbones and one ding in left sill. Creased and split leather, headliner and dash OK. Engine bay grubby. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $182,149. These have been undervalued for years but have been steadily creeping up, and this one soared past its estimate of less than $100k. Well sold, but still a fair deal. FRENCH #235-1904 SMA 24/30hp Open-Drive landaulette. S/N 5063. Eng. # 9869. Blue & maroon/black leather, gray & red cloth. RHD. Most magnificent and imposing of the London to Brighton eligible runners offered just a few days before the 2009 Run. Coachwork by Italiana Cesare Sala. Near-perfect restored condition after having been found in Sardinia in the late '70s, and one of the quicker regular Brighton runners. Body first fitted to a Serpollet. Excellent brass includes remade radiator and Lanardini headlamps, well detailed through Very straight and tidy throughout, with deep and shiny paint. Red leather slightly baggy but unworn, canvas top like new, Tapley meter fitted on dash. Fitted with supercharger in the '60s. Cotal pre-selector gearbox. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $728,546. From the Schermerhorn Collection, and formerly owned by Bob Roberts of the Midland Motor Museum, whose family kept it for 50 years. Offered without reserve, but nonetheless, it brought a price toward the high end of the $650k–$750k pre-sale estimate range. #210-1949 TALBOT-LAGO T26 Grand Sport coupe. S/N 110123. Eng. # 110123. Silver/blue leather. Coachwork by Franay. Earlier restoration of one of eight built on this short 2,650-mm wheelbase chassis, and recently refinished. Only two of these coupes were bodied by Franay, and this was the only one with a sunroof. Very sharp and straight, although wheel rims are slightly tarnished. Leather just lightly worn in, dash and instruments excellent. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $491,802. Sold via an Internet bid $33k behind the $525k low estimate, so either the reserve was low or the owner capitulated on the night. The estimate was probably ambitious rather than the car being sold short, so I'd say this was valued about right for a Mille Miglia-eligible Grand Routier. #247-1995 BUGATTI EB110 GT coupe. S/N ZA9AB01E0PCD39057. Metallic green/ tan leather. Odo: 16,589 km. Possibly an Artioli-era Bugatti, though equally possibly one of the eleven cars completed by Dauer after out. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $209,471. Last sold at Bonhams Hendon in April '08 for $351,450 (SCM# 116549), when we remarked: “Sold almost smack on the top estimate of $357k [when there were two dollars to the pound]. A marketcorrect price for well-known and very usable London to Brighton veteran.” It's still hitting the top estimate in a new, realistic market. TOP 10 No. 8 #276-1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57 Stelvio tourer. S/N 57715. Eng. # 522. Maroon & black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 37,958 km. Coachwork by Gangloff. 54 mirrors, and replumbed original radio with modern internals. But why? Cond: 1. SOLD AT $765,026. Sold after a battle between the phones and the room for around the same money as a desirable original, so the whole exercise seems pointless. The tragedy is, they modified ten more Gullwings like this. Still 5% import duty to pay, even though the catalog said it had a U.K. V5. Well sold. See the profile, p. 42. #256-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing coupe. S/N 1980406500206. Eng. # 198980650212. Silver/red leather. Odo: 19,791 km. Restoration looks fresh, even down to wiper motor, but was done 15 years ago. Sills and chassis tubes look good with no undercoating, grille chrome lightly pitted. Leather shiny and unworn, few small chips in steering wheel. Motor now unleaded-compatible. Appears to the company went bust in '95. Touted as immaculate, and that was close, although with one worn edge on driver's seat. Retrofitted with ABS by Dauer in Germany. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $364,298. Offered by a well-known dealer and sold bang where expected, this was claimed to be the only EB supplied new to the U.K. On the night, it was overshadowed by the AMG Gullwing it was parked next to, but I doubt any other circumstance would have brought much more. A decent deal for both parties. GERMAN TOP 10 No. 7 #227-1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL AMG coupe. S/N 19810404500066. Silver metalflake/gray leather. No, not a replica, but a real W198 that's been fitted with late-model AMG equipment. Painstakingly and thoroughly modernized at enormous expense with 6-liter V8, big wheels and brakes, electric have no stories. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $500,910. Originally supplied to the Philippines in metallic blue, now Austrian registered and claimed to have had only these two owners. Fresh to the auction market, it was knocked down in the room at $500k to the wry auctioneer's comment that it was “very inexpensive.” Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions London, UK #205-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 Pullman Landaulet convertible limousine. S/N WDB10001512001129. Black/red leather. Odo: 31,115 km. Apart from massive cosmetic needs, including two creased fenders, some torn leather, and several missing instruments, this was missing lots of motor ancillaries, like the a/c compressor, alternator, radiator, master cylinder, and ignition wiring. It seemed to be delivery miles only. Of the 25 homologated GTRs built for the road, the first 20 of which were coupes, and this is number 13, the only right-hander. Never road registered, Singapore ownership. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $865,208. Reputedly cost about $1.4m new. Sold on the phone to a new bidder setting a new market price. Left-handers sell fastest in the classic market right now, but here right-handedness probably isn't an issue for a collector's piece that will probably never turn a wheel. See the profile, p. 46. TOP 10 No. 1 #242-2006 MERCEDES- BENZ CLK GTR roadster. S/N WDB2973971Y000032. Slate metal- lic/maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 34 km. Like new, with delivery mileage only. The second of five roadsters, and the only one made in right-hand drive. Never registered and from sitting on the rear bump stops, so who knows what shape the air suspension is in. Needs everything. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $510,017. This started with a $60k commission bid, and after protracted bidding from the room, it arrived at this extraordinary figure that's near to what a perfect one should cost—and there's still a huge restoration bill yet to pay. Perhaps the Austrian buyer knew something the rest of the room didn't. Incredibly well sold. #263-1972 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS Replica coupe. S/N 9112300725. Eng. # 6321147. Green/black velour. Odo: 56,109 km. 2.4S well-made into a RS replica by respected specialist, but now with 2.9 motor and 930 brakes with extra ducting, Safety Devices cage, and RSR tank. Slight oil mist under motor, oil pipes in good shape, well-scrubbed set along with nicely preserved original cut glass vases. Too much history to restore, but perfectly usable as-is. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $58,288. Originally gifted by a Milanese businessman to a convent, and in Italy until 1990. After that, was a resident in the Schermerhorn Collection. Sold without reserve for fair money. #262-1947 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 Singapore ownership. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,020,034. This cost even more than the $865k coupe offered here, and it reached a proportionate amount of its new value—about 50%—in the room. Not such a great investment now, but surely its value will only rise from here. In that case, well bought. See the profile, p. 46. ITALIAN TOP 10 No. 3 #239-1929 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 Gran Sport roadster. S/N 0312940. Eng. # 0312940. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 1,074 km. Coachwork by Carrozzeria Sport. Straight and shiny top and bottom—almost looks too new—on claimed original body panels. Originally gray, restored in the U.S. Motor and blower dry, and even belly pan is shiny on of P Zeros on polished Fuchs. Not hit in the front, but weld repairs visible under battery. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $68,306. Another 2.4S bites the dust. They can be replicated out of 3.0SCs, you know. Still, what's done is done, and it's perfectly good enough as a user/track day car. Decently priced at under the $73k low estimate. TOP 10 No. 4 #241-2005 MERCEDES- BENZ CLK GTR coupe. S/N WDB2973971Y000033. Silver/tar- tan cloth. RHD. Odo: 25 km. Like new with engine side. Center headlight fairing cracked. Long and well-documented history. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $865,208. Did quite well considering the almost-as-shiny one Bonhams sold at the Goodwood Revival in September '09 just scraped $800k after the sale (SCM# 142702). Not sold at $10k less than that in the room, but the auctioneer announced that “we're quite close,” and the deal was done after the sale. See the profile, p. 40. 56 racing tires. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $295,992. Originally sold to Italian market, then made its way to the U.S. Not sold at Bonhams Monaco for $280,000 against an estimate of $340k in May '09 (SCM# 120587), and it fared slightly worse here, but the owner decided to let it go. Fantasy Junction is asking $550k for a restored car, so I'd have to say this was a decent deal all around. #275-1949 FERRARI 166 INTER coupe. S/N 037S. Blue & silver/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 7,821 km. One of five Stabilimenti Farina coupes built on the 166, with pleasing lines. Restored in the late '80s with nice body and door fit, leather just wearing in, one knob on deco dash doesn't quite match. Upgraded from 2- to triple-carb 2.5-liter engine early in its life. SS cabriolet. S/N 915612. Eng. # 923703. Metallic green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 539 km. Restored in past two years and now almost too perfect, although one scratched headlight rim takes the edge off. New leather, instruments perfect. Now with later synchro box and rechromed bumpers. Sits well on nice tall #271-1932 LANCIA ASTURA limousine. S/N 301134. Eng. # 136. Black/gray cloth. RHD. Odo: 38,494 km. Delightfully original, with cracking original paint, delaminating rear window, and nice wood and gray cloth inside Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions London, UK Good set of Englebert tires on nice Borranis, though original CABO (Borrani) steels come with car. Dutch registered. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $500,910. From the coachbuilt collection of Edgar Schermerhorn. Not sold (withdrawn) at RM's Maranello sale in May '09, but previously sold at a well above estimate $348,821 by Brooks in Monte Carlo in May '00 (SCM# 9684) with 4,547 km. A very usable car now about right on the money. #246-1954 FIAT 8V coupe. S/N 106000042. Eng. # BS099. Silver/red leather. Odo: 42,995 km. Really sharp following recent restoration back to original and unique shape, with unworn leather and fabulous deco dash with extra temp gauge hanging below. Siata motor, same as a Fiat V8, fitted in the late '50s. Excellent chrome Copied from a real car in the late '70s and re-restored in the '80s when it received a sixcarb upgrade. Chassis rails look OK, chrome nice, though door apertures not perfect. Black leather to buckets slightly baggy. Last oil change in May '08 at 23,093 km. Interestingly, original roof section was carefully preserved, and it could be made back into a Berlinetta. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $774,133. Sold for a little less than was hoped, and for not much more than the 275 GTB that it could become again. Probably almost holding its own, although the sums don't add up to change it back again. #270-1967 FERRARI 250LM Replica wire wheels, appropriate set of Cinturato tires. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $564,662. Participated at the 2002 Pebble Beach concours, was part of The Quail in 2005, ran in the California Mille in 2006, and took 2nd [lace at Villa d'Este in 2007. It sold here right over the low estimate of $530k, and in this condition, it was well bought at that price. #226-1965 ATS 2500 GT coupe. S/N 2004. Eng. # 20012004. Red/black leather. Odo: 6,890 km. ATS was born from the “Palace Revolt” at Ferrari, when senior figures went it alone, including Chiti and Bizzarrini; think of this as a civilized 250 LM. The last of eight built (after ATS closed). Off the road through much of the '60s after an accident, 3.3-liter of all later cars. Nice touches such as riveted tanks, cable-drive tach all help to convince, and it can drink unleaded too. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $364,298. Dutch registered, from the collection of Edgar Schermerhorn, who offloaded some of his coachbuilt collection at RM Maranello earlier in the year. This was a great car for the man who doesn't want to risk his real one on the street, even though it could probably get FIA/HTP papers for racing. With that in mind, this no-reserve price looks inexpensive. re-restored in 2008/09, and now like new. One of two of the five survivors with a 3-liter engine. Body fit excellent, chassis tubes all straight. Nice Nardi wheel, Halda Speedpilot fitted, only center gauge glass is a bit cloudy. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $510,017. This would have been the Serenissima follow-on and was once badged as such, first used on the road by Stirling Moss's mechanics Alfa Francis. Maybe its colorful history is why this was offered at no reserve, and as such, Max had to let it go at only a third to a half of what had been expected. A stonking buy. TOP 10 No. 6 #206-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB NART spyder conversion. S/N 08391. Eng. # 08391. Red/black mohair/black leather. RHD. Odo: 23,339 km. 58 #223-1967 MASERATI MISTRAL spyder. S/N 10951071. Metallic blue/metallic blue hard top/black leather. RHD. Odo: 46,484 miles. One of only 20 right-hand drive Spyders, still with factory hard top. Floors good and exhaust new following restoration in the '90s by leading U.K. Maserati specialist. Unworn pleated leather, front bumper slightly dinged and dull. Borranis show well. Cond: 2+. sports racer. S/N 6167R. Eng. # 4007. Red/blue velour & black quilt. Very convincing-looking replica built in the early '90s and looking correct in every detail, although body is probably more symmetrical than the real thing. Fitted with a 3-liter V12 like the prototype rather than SOLD AT $200,364. If you didn't like the AC 428 earlier in the sale for not much less money, or you were determined to get a ragtop, you could have had almost the same shape with a Maserati badge. This was a fraction of the price of a 275 GTS, but it still fetched slightly high money. Well sold. #222-1969 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400S coupe. S/N 4048. Eng. # 30360. Red/ black & red leather. Odo: 76,168 km. Tidy following older restoration. Paint job not the best with a few swirl marks, one chip in left sill. SV rear wheels and brakes, freshly rebuilt motor. Interior good, although leather was originally blue. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $364,298. The auction catalog claimed this brought a record price when it sold to a Hong Kong-based collector in 1989, and SCM records show it as a $287,370 sale at a Coys auction in December '85 (SCM# 3434). A no-sale here, and the recent sale of an S in England at $220k more (SCM# 120955, sold at $585,170) is probably responsible. They're not all worth that, and just a little more should have bought this one. #250-1970 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe. S/N 13775. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 1,086 miles. Slightly above average early Plexi car. Floors and exhaust look OK, 9-inch rear wheels fitted, finishes good underhood and dash top still black. When last seen in good light, it was various shades of red, but it looked to have been improved since then. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $218,579. Owned (briefly) by T. Rex singer Marc Bolan, who bought it for his girlfriend in 1973, and has been knocking around the trade for a while. Last offered but not sold at auction at Bonhams London in December '08, where it made $232,500 (SCM# 118695) with 13 miles recorded. It's clear some work had been done since its last appearance—certainly the small bubbles in the scuttle top were gone, and the chrome looked better. Still, Max had to work hard to beat this up to the $200k reserve, where it sold in the room. #224-1974 DE TOMASO PANTERA Group 4 racer. S/N THPNMA05855. Orange & black/black cloth. 351-ci V8, 4x2-bbl, 5-sp. Old warhorse with good history. Originally a Group 3 car, modified to Group 4 specs in Sports Car Market

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Glovebox Notes RM Auctions London, UK A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. HHHHH is best. 2010 Kia Soul Sport Price as tested: $18,345 Likes: Surprising pep from 142-hp, 2.0L, 16valve CVVT 4-cylinder; airbags galore, potent stereo makes good use of subwoofer and external amp; plenty of room for people (rear seats up) and stuff (rear seats folded). Gripes: Sizable and rather annoying blindspot at right rear C-pillar; exterior styling is definitely love-it-or-hate-it; noisy at freeway speeds; 5-speed manual feels antiquated. Fun to drive: HHH Fun to look at: HHH Overall experience: HHH Verdict: With its funky, boxy shape, and its trendy, lights ablazin' interior, the Soul is aimed squarely at a segment far younger than I, but for those very reasons, along with 26 mpg combined and a frugal pricetag (just $13,300 for the Base), it hits the mark. It's a necessary step for Kia, and it should do very well.—Stefan Lombard 2010 Scion tC coupe Release Series 5.0 1975, and still raceable for fun in historic events. Condition as expected, with various bits of plastic and Perspex cracked, nose lid lightly crunched. Presented on slicks, but could be road registered. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $264,116. Could be run in the same events as Daytonas, but probably not competitive with the more extensively developed GT40s—but at a quarter of the price of the former and an eighth of Ford's earlier more charismatic supercar effort, this can't be ignored as a shrewd buy. AMERICAN #281-1931 CADILLAC V16 Model 452A roadster. S/N 703165. Eng. # 703165. Brown & silver/tan cloth/brown leather. Odo: 3,515 miles. Former concours winner most likely restored in the '70s, still with perfect body and paint showing fine hand-applied coachlines. Perfect engine-turned dash, one scratch in bench seat plate, running gear looks new. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $869,348. Last sold by RM at Boca Raton, FL in February '03 for $593,600 (SCM# 30828) when it was blue, and before that, not sold at $530,000 by RM in Monterey in August '02 (SCM# 28922). Europe was the wrong place to try to sell a full-house 427 racer, unless it was to take advantage of the weak pound. But what troubled me more was that all the things that gave this car its history had been eradicated in a tidal-wave restoration. A million dollars was being asked here; the best bet is to try again at Amelia or Monterey. Price as tested: $22,225 Likes: Understated “stealth” package, lowered, all black including mags with red rim stripe and black glass panorama moonroof. Elegant interior, comfortable front seats, no-nonsense gauges, brushed stainless accents, and red stitching. 161-hp, 2.4-liter VTEC engine is plenty, fat tires but very sure-footed and does not wander, excellent brake feel. Split rear seat allows flexibility in loading. Gripes: Desperately needs 5- or 6-speed manual transmission. Annoying, droning exhaust emphasized by automatic transmission slippage. Stereo controls practically indecipherable, even if you peer closely, and silly cover is unnecessary. Climate controls equally fussy to no purpose. Projecting red-line rims allow NO curb contact at all. Fun to drive: HHH Fun to look at: HHH Overall experience: HHH Verdict: Executes quite well but black look emphasizes dull formlessness. I had hoped second-generation tC might develop some style, but no such luck. Stereo controls unforgiveable.—Paul Duchene ♦ 60 leather. Dispatch sheet shows it was originally mostly black. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $409,835. Last sold (in the same colors) at Christie's Paris sale in February '02 at $283,403 (SCM# 27102) with 1,033 miles, most recently in Belgium. This is the body style to have, and it was almost a cast-iron guarantee to fetch the expected $365k– $485k. Well bought and sold. #269-1962 CHAPARRAL 1 sports racer. S/N C1004. White/black vinyl. RHD. Troutman and Barnes Chaparral in very good order, having been built up from parts on a replacement Troutman-built chassis. Corvette-based parts used throughout. The charming legend in cockpit, “Driver's left shoe must be removed to release clutch entirely,” says it all about Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $45,537. Last sold by Kruse in restored form for $21,500 in Auburn in April '04 (SCM# 33768), which was 1,200-odd miles ago, and it had been presumably restored a bit more since, as it didn't then have the vinyl top and small rear window of the SE package at that time. A relative bargain—and luckily it was offered at no reserve, as the estimate was twice the hammer price. ♦ Sports Car Market #207-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T 2-dr hard top. S/N JH29N0B213080. Eng. # G383125E. Sublime/black vinyl. Odo: 47,565 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Looks very straight, proper, and tidy following a rotisserie restoration claimed done in 2006. Hood won't open, but pictures show the six-pack motor all correct, and interior is tidy. No noted issues. low-volume racers. With FIA/ACCUS Historic Vehicle Identity Form. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $382,513. Last sold by RM in Monterey in August '08 at $522,200 (SCM# 117462), and before that, failed to sell for $577,500 at the same location in 2005 (SCM# 39086). At just under the low estimate of $400k, this has to be considered a good deal for one of the five Chaparral 1s built, even considering the rebuild and new chassis. #259-1965 SHELBY COBRA 427 Competition roadster. S/N CSX3006. White & black/black vinyl. RHD. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Driven by Bob Bondurant and David Piper to a win at Brands Hatch in 1966, which is the English connection, and now returned to the color scheme it wore then. Has been left-, right-, left-, and now right-hand drive again, and now looks better than new, though scoops and flares are subtly different. Fresh rebuild, new chassis

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Bonhams Brookline, MA Vintage New England A highlight of the “Deuces Wild” Collection was the 1932 Ford roadster hot rod, built in Canada in 1953 and well bought by an SCMer at $70,200 Company Bonhams Date September 26, 2009 Location Brookline, Massachusetts Auctioneer Malcolm Barber Automotive lots sold / offered 34/64 Sales rate 53% Sales total $1,807,915 High sale 1937 AC 16/80 Competition Model Sports two-seater, sold at $166,500 Cozy atmosphere of the tent encouraged bidding Report and photos by Donald Osborne Market opinions in italics L ast September marked the second fall auction held by Bonhams at its suburban Boston venue. It was moved from its long-time April date last year to October to make room for the June sale in Connecticut. Some of the best collections in the country can be found in the Northeast, but their owners can be notoriously reclusive, with many averse to “public” buying and selling. The nearby port of Boston should appeal to buyers in the euro zone, especially with the near-50% discount on the dollar. This auction has traditionally had a consistent mix of Brass Era, conservative big classics, and small-displacement, usually English, '50s sports cars—quintessentially New England. This year, that mix varied a bit, with 30 Fords from a collection called “Deuces Wild,” which centered on the iconic 1932 Ford Model 18, the marque's first V8, as well as its 4-cylinder stablemate, the Model B. Collections are always sought after, but it is generally agreed there should be no reserve. The dynamics are simple—the bidders get to know that every car is “selling” and can hope to get a “steal.” The consignor knows he can empty his garage. And the auction company can count on a guaranteed number of transactions. But this collection was offered with reserves, and when you have eleven Ford Fordor sedans, it seems a good idea to turn those loose without reserve to stimulate bidding on the more desirable roadsters. With the 62 Buyer's premium 17% up to $100,000, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices collection constituting half the lots in the sale, the sedans weighed heavily, with only four selling. One highlight of the group was the 1932 Ford roadster hot rod, built in Canada in 1953 and featured in a number of publications in the '50s and '60s. It was well bought by an SCMer at $70,200, against an $85k–$100k estimate. Another star was a '32 Model B Deluxe roadster, fitted with a DOHC R.E.M. Engineering modified engine, 16-inch wheels and tires, four-wheel hydraulic power brakes, and well presented in black with fresh brown leather. It sold for a bargain $81,900, a fraction of the likely build cost. Finally, there was an extremely well executed tribute to the '32 Miller Wilbur Shaw Special. Looking as if it was fresh from the shop, it found a new home at a mid-estimate $77,220. High sale was a lovely 1937 AC 16/80 Competition Sports two-seater from the estate of John J. Dalessandro, which could only manage the low estimate of $166,500. Second highest was a very rare 1924 Wills Sainte Claire Model A-68 V8 roadster. With a provenance including Bill Harrah and William B. Ruger, and appearing largely original, it soared past the high estimate of $120k to sell at $154,400. Another notable sale was the dramatic Hispano-Suiza aero engine-powered Rolls-Royce Phantom special at $133,500. When I looked through the catalog, I Sales Totals thought it “interesting,” but at the preview there were at least five cars I would have died to go home with. The sale reminded me once again that provenance is everything. If sellers let the market know they're serious, buyers will go the distance to own the cars they want. ♦ $500k $1m $1.5m $2m $2.5m $3m $3.5m $4m 0 Sports Car Market 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

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Bonhams Brookline, MA ENGLISH #464-1925 BENTLEY 3 LITER Four Seat tourer. S/N 849. Eng. # 851S. Black & bare metal/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 38,098 miles. Coachwork by Vanden Plas. Variable door fit, hood fit good. Paint flaked and peeling, bright trim faded and lightly pitted. Interior worn, but not excessively so, with Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $133,500. A marvelous aeroengined fantasy, like those built in period by wealthy, wacky men. Well executed but slightly ungainly, as should be the case. Stalled on the block, but a deal was put together before the end of the sale. Well bought. #454-1937 AC 16/80 Competition roadster. nice dash and all instruments present. Seems to run well. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $230,000. A wonderful old 3-Liter Bentley, still wearing its original VdP body. Long thought lost, it would be terrific for tearing around on Bentley Drivers Club events exactly as-is. All the local Bentley boys were all over it. I think it's worth a bit more than the high bid, and so it may be on another day. #430-1926 AUSTIN SEVEN Top Hat coupe. S/N 3067F. Black & faux cane/tan cloth. RHD. Odo: 6,317 miles. Coachwork by Maythorn & Sons. Variable panel fit, shiny paint shows some rubs, scratches, and one dent in the top of the right cowl. Faux cane trim somewhat soiled and shows small areas of repair. Seats very good underneath plastic covers, door panels a bit soiled. Plain dash wood contrasts with S/N L631. Cream/tan canvas/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 1,575 miles. Decent panel fit. Older paint looks good, but shows some small stress cracks, rubs, and bubbles throughout. Very good chrome, well-fitted interior showing only but are still supple, dash and rear picnic table wood trim good, all door caps show large areas of varnish loss. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,720. A used-car S3, and its years of seaside parking stickers didn't inspire confidence in the underlying bodywork. An inexpensive way to look rich... until the bills come. Market priced. #438-1972 JAGUAR XKE SIII convert- ible. S/N 1S20506. Burgundy/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 42,215 miles. Good door and trunk fit, hood slightly off. Partly original paint shows many age-related and prep flaws, as well as areas of overspray. Chrome fair to good, wheels very good. Clean dashboard, but seats slight fading of some gauge faces. Replaced engine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $166,500. Ex-John J. Dalessandro. A rare and lovely AC, nicely presented from recent inactivity. Drew a great deal of interest in the room and on the phones from abroad, and was the high sale of the day in the room—and a bit of a bargain at that. #425-1953 JAGUAR C-TYPE Replica elegant cross-banding decoration on door caps. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $52,650. A bijou luxury car on a very humble base. A remarkable time capsule with little over 6k miles stated from new, and in one-family ownership for the first 74 years. With very little work, most notably the removal of incorrect chrome plating on the bumpers, this would be a great entrant to preservation classes everywhere. Unrepeatable, and therefore well bought. #449-1927 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM Hispano-Suiza Aero Engine Special speedster. S/N S90PM. Blue & gray/blue leather. Odo: 6,658 miles. Very good paint shows a few small chips. Nice nickel and brass trim, excellent seats, dashboard, and instruments. Winner of the Technical Excellence award at the 2009 64 roadster. S/N XKC210734. British Racing Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 32,068 miles. Very good panel fit, paint shows some small nicks and polish scratches here and there. Interior has a nice patina, and is filled with event plaques. Mark IX engine and gearbox, triple Weber carbs. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $65,520. Ex-John H. Sweeney. A well-made and detailed fiberglass C-type replica. The catalog stated that the builder was unknown, hence a very low $30k–$40k no-reserve estimate. It was built by a fellow in Utah, who supposedly took molds from a real car and has built five others. This is a very good one, down to an alloy-lined cockpit. Even at well above the high estimate, this was a bargain compared to a “name brand” alloy rep. A sensational car that'll be great for rallying without worry. #429-1964 BENTLEY S3 saloon. S/N B74EC. Black/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 60,474 miles. Very good panel fit, shiny paint shows many small cracks, chips, and bubbles in areas. Generally good chrome. Seats have been dyed show splits, loose seams, and tears. Original Leyland-branded radio installed. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $35,100. Early 4-speed V12s are hard to find. This car was mostly original and had not been preserved. Seemed to need lots, so hopefully the purchase price was not just a down payment. #432-1973 AUSTIN MINI COOPER S Mk II sedan. S/N CA257172774. Black & white/black cloth. Odo: 59,530 km. Very good panel fit, paint shows light polish scratches throughout. Good chrome aside from heavily pitted fuel filler caps, Minilite-style wheels unmarked. Good interior with impressive wood dash let down by stain on driver's seat cushion and scratches on left door storage bin. Removable face CD radio. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,653. A late Mini in deluxe trim, built Sports Car Market

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Our Cars 1942 Ford Super DeLuxe Woodie Wagon standard, rear compartment original and very well preserved. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. Ex-Gordon G. Aselton Collection. The “Titanic” Renault model, here in a more elegant black. Long-term owner since 1962. The quality of the Kellner coachwork was amazing—after 97 years, the double curvature doors closed perfectly. Small displacement powered chassis with formal bodies can be a tough sell, and this car deserved more. #450-1913 PEUGEOT BEBE 6hp Type Owner: Ken Gross, SCM Contributor Purchase date: December 2007 Price: $75,000 Recent work: Waxed wood, buffed paint, repaired front seat, replaced exhaust, rebuilt brakes, replaced shock absorbers and suspension bushings, installed new tires and new battery (about $6,000). Two years ago, I saw a Hemmings ad for a Fathom Blue '42 Super DeLuxe woodie that had once been a Dearborn Award winner. The asking price was $75k—about 20% under the car's value. It was located in Redlands, California, and I coulda-shoulda called a friend to inspect it. But I didn't. When I called and expressed interest, the owner said he wanted to keep the car “a few more weeks to do additional varnish work.” Who'd complain about that? I sent a deposit, then a cashier's check for the balance. Intercity Lines shipped the car; when it arrived I took a deep breath and looked it over. It was not a pretty sight. The wood was over-varnished; the paint was cracked and checked, like the tires. The battery and coil were incorrect, and the wiring was a rat's nest. The front seat was ripped and the wood-grain moldings faded. Underneath were leaky lever-action shocks and dripping wheel cylinders. The rear sway bar was secured with wire. There was a Columbia 2-speed rear end, but did it work? The cooling fan had two inches of play, and the hoses were ancient. Luckily, I knew the right people to turn to. My friend Warren Barbee Jr. redid the brakes, installed rebuilt shock absorbers and a dual exhaust. He fitted new 6.50 x 16 tires, and a trimmer stitched up the seats. Ed Clarke of Larchmont, New York, sup- plied missing screws, plated carriage bolts, and special woodie-only knobs. Barbee wet sanded the paint, while my daughter Kayla and I waxed the wood. I added a rear gravel shield, a right-side taillight, and directional signals to make it safer in traffic. A 6-volt Optima battery is hidden in a Ford-style case. The weary woodie has been transformed. I wish I'd had it inspected (next time I will—the extra work cost about $6k), but I really enjoy the car, my kids love it, and the waves we get on Virginia backroads make it worthwhile. And in the end, I'm still in the car right. ♦ 66 for the Dutch market. Sold by an SCMer, who used it for a number of years as sculpture in an arrangement in the middle of his driveway. Sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in January ‘02 for $18,360 (SCM# 27003), then at B-J Los Angeles in June ‘03 for $13,500 (SCM# 31414). Nicely recommissioned and well presented here, and a bargain at under $10k. FRENCH #461-1900 DE DION BOUTON 4½hp Vis à Vis open. S/N 664. Black/black leather. RHD. Very good body, paint shows a few small stress cracks, light polish scratches, and some orange peel on front panel. Very good nickel patina. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $55,575. Ettore Bugatti's famous little Peugeot. Wonderfully characterful and nicely worn. I fell in love, especially when I discovered how well I fit in it. Fantastic. These voiturettes were almost impossible to give away not long ago, but the world has since discovered the charm in slow, but very stylish motoring. Well bought. trim and seats. Fitted with white balloon tires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $91,260. Dated by the VCC as London to Brighton eligible, and very well restored. Lovely overall, and a market price paid. #459-1912 RENAULT TYPE CB Coupe de Ville limousine. S/N 34673. Black/black leather/black leather & gray cloth. RHD. Odo: 13,355 miles. Coachwork by Kellner. Excellent panel fit, older paint shiny but shows some stress cracking on body and small dings and waviness on fenders. Very good brass trim. Front compartment recently done to a good GERMAN #444-1975 MERCEDES-BENZ 280C coupe. S/N 11407312105122. Dark brown/tan MB-tex. Odo: 18,089 miles. Very good panel fit, largely original paint shows well, with some areas of faded blow-in on right rear quarter and some chips on door edges. Very good bright trim, excellent interior looks practically as new. Becker Europa II radio fitted. Cond: 3+. BP1 tourer. S/N 10357. Dark green & black/ beige canvas/black leather. RHD. Good body, with shiny older paint showing a number of age-related flaws and some wear. Good bright trim, but radiator shell shows a number of dings. Interior well worn, but showing a good SOLD AT $11,700. A time-warp 114 coupe in traditional '70s colors. Seldom seen in this condition, however seen at this very sale venue in May '03, when it was sold for $11,500 (SCM# 31027). Rated at 2- then, but now a 3+ just 446 miles later. Only a small loss for the owner, but why didn't he use it? Hopefully the new owner will. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Brookline, MA SWEDISH #442A-1972 VOLVO P1800E coupe. S/N 1826353038087. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 169,502 miles. Very good panel fit, shiny paint shows some minor prep issues and polish scratches throughout. Bright trim generally very good, front bumper removed and mounting holes covered. Rear quarter windows have some perished rubber trim. Very good run since. Bodied in the early '50s, but not with the best detail or workmanship. There was no real interest here, despite the general appeal of early Oldsmobiles. While not common, there are too many better examples around. #460-1906 REO Four Seater runabout. interior, with nice looking woodgrain applique on dash. Fitted with Kenwood CD player and Auto Meter auxiliary gauges. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. A nicely prepared Volvo with tasteful upgrades, including later turbo alloy wheels, later seats, and mild performance enhancements. I was attracted to the car, but while it was nice, it's hard to see much more being realized for it. AMERICAN #447-1901 STANLEY runabout. S/N 48. Eng. # 48. Yellow & black/black vinyl. RHD. Body shows some stress cracking, rubs, nicks, and chips. Wheels very rusty. Incorrect boiler and pipes quite corroded. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $88,920. Earliest known Stanley steamer extant, restored in the '50s, catalog as a barn find having had a “sympathetic” restoration. Doing this type of work is very tricky, and this restorer apparently didn't have the knack. It would have been better to do a traditional restoration here, as this presentation simply confuses, and the lack of interest proved it. #448-1907 JEWEL MODEL B 8hp two-seater. Black & red/black leather. RHD. Wood body in good condition, but with 4-inch cracks at right front and left sides. Some chips on fenders and chassis. Good seat, stained floor mat. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $33,930. An and long since dormant in museum and private display. Sale included a correct-type boiler, burner, and smoke bonnet. The pre-sale $125k low estimate could have been achieved if the car had been more complete and correct, but as it was, for the buyer with the right skills or access thereto, this was a bargain. #441-1904 OLDSMOBILE MODEL B two seater. S/N 50691. Eng. # 50691. Red, yellow, & black/black leather. Replica body in good condition, paint shows some small flakes and rubs. Clean chassis, very worn brass sidelights, good seat. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. In single-family ownership since 1950, and not 68 early two-stroke car from Ohio, and one of a few surviving examples known. From long family ownership, and in running condition, showing some use. Fairly bought at mid-estimate some rust under plating. Rear seat original and worn, front seat renewed. Dash shows much surface rust, wood wheel refinished. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $81,900. A wonderful preserved Packard from long-term ownership. It would be great to tour as it sat, and a terrific entrant to preservation classes. I was surprised it failed to sell during the auction, as I thought it certainly worth the $70k low estimate. Bonhams reported it sold shortly thereafter at this price, and I'd call it market correct. #440-1925 STUTZ SPEEDWAY 6 Series 695 H tourer. S/N 14661. Dark green & black/ khaki canvas/black leather. Odo: 212 miles. Sports Car Market S/N 16579. Eng. # 16579. Black & red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 5,343 miles. Worn older paint on body, mottled simulated patina on replacement hood, purposefully matte painted new fenders. Original front seat backrest quite distressed, newer seat cushion fitted. Stewart speedometer, Universal gas sidelights. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. Described in the money—the difference between the values of pre-'04 (London to Brighton-eligible) cars and post is amazing. #443-1924 WILLS SAINTE CLAIRE A- 68 V8 roadster. S/N 7550. Dark blue & black/ black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 24,429 miles. Variable panel fit. Old paint shows many agerelated flaws, most notably on rear deck. Clean interior in good condition, with some wear on control surfaces. Very good speedometer. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $154,400. Ex-Bill Harrah and William B. Ruger. One of the stars of the sale, this rare and handsome roadster attracted a great deal of attention. It was advanced for its time, with overhead cams, and it represents the first use of molybdenum steel in a car. Very original in feel. Bidding soared over the high estimate of $120k, and the car was hammered sold to a quite young (and very lucky) man. Well bought and sold. #456-1925 PACKARD 236 SPORT Four Passenger tourer. S/N 210158. Gray & black/ beige canvas/black leather. Odo: 32,764 miles. Excellent panel fit, except left rear door slightly out at rear edge. Very old paint said to be from the late twenties, but still shows some shine beneath pitting and rubs. More recently painted fenders. Bright trim faded and dull except for chrome windshield surround, which shows

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Bonhams Brookline, MA prepared mechanically modified roadster, with R.E.M. Engineering-built twin-cam head, dual carbs, electric fan, and headers. There was a real period feel to the mods, and overall, I'd call it well bought at the price paid. #406-1932 MILLER WILBUR SHAW SPECIAL Tribute racer. Black/red leather. Odo: 11 miles. Excellent paint, chrome, seat, and dash. Detailed engine compartment and chassis, fitted with electric starter, generator, and 4-wheel hydraulic brakes. Cond: 1. Very good panel fit aside from doors slightly out at rear edges. Excellent paint shows only a few tiny flaws. Very good bright trim, except for some waviness in right side of radiator shell. Clean, well-fitted interior. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. A superbly restored big Stutz tourer done in elegant and flattering colors. I fully expected this car to sell and to do well. While non-sporting Stutzes don't generally bring big dollars, this one deserved it, and the owner was right to hold on. #416-1932 FORD Custom roadster. Candy Apple Red/white vinyl. Generally very good panel fit, hood gaps wide. Good paint shows some polish scratches, chrome shows well. Nicely finished engine compartment with Cadillac V8, good interior has slightly warped SOLD AT $77,220. Spectacular recreation of a Miller special speedway racer, but not an exact replica. Powered by an R.E.M. Engineering DOHC Ford Model B engine. With the chassis upgrades, it would be very usable, and it was an absolute bargain at what was certainly a fraction of the build cost. Very well bought. #420-1934 FORD MODEL 40 Woodie wagon. S/N N/A. Black & wood/black vinyl. Good panel fit. Brush-applied paint shows much distress, wood appears to be in decent shape. Chrome shows wear, but is mostly bright. Seats appear recently recovered, dash door panels with some abrasions. Slightly soiled seats, unmarked dash. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $70,200. A great-looking period Canadianbuilt roadster. Featured in several magazines when new, and well presented now. Bought by an SCMer who was also a Connecticut hot-rodder in his youth. Very well done. #404-1932 FORD MODEL B Deluxe roadster. S/N AB303783. Black & red/beige canvas/brown leather. Excellent panel fit, very good paint spoiled only by outward ding on right hood side and light polish scratches. Very good chrome, engine compartment well finished, excellent interior. Electronic VDO gauges and seat belts fitted. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $83,070. From the Deuces Wild Collection. A beautifully quickly painted, instruments very good. Engine compartment contents covered in surface rust. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $59,670. From the Deuces Wild Collection. A preserved woodie in lovely condition. Clearly refurbished for driving, and should be kept just the way it is. Market priced. #413-1935 MIDGET Project racer. Primer/N/A. Body, cowl, hood and chassis, which don't necessarily match up. Front and rear suspension, two-position in-and-out gear change, flathead Ford V8. Also comes with three wheels, two tires, radiator, and steering wheel. Cond: 6. SOLD AT $1,872. Described, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, from the podium as a “quick winter's project.” Not quite, of course. Many of the parts needed to make a period-style midget racer were here, but much 70 Fitted with '32 Ford Model B cylinder block, Lion head, and twin carbs. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $9,500. A non-running Midget racer project. Period body matched with different nose and new hood, and with no history. Sure, it looks the part, but it will always be a bitsa. High bid should have done the deal. #457-1949 WILLYS JEEPSTER roadster. S/N 46382914. Red & black/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 90,149 miles. Variable panel fit, matte red paint flaking off and showing original cream underneath. Chrome oxidized, pitted, work will be required before it's usable. Bought by the Larz Anderson Museum to use as a raffle work project. No harm done at this price. #402-1939 FORD SPRINT CAR racer. S/N N/A. Two-tone red/black vinyl. Odo: 333 miles. Straight body with somewhat dull paint on body and cowl, brighter and shinier paint on hood and nose. Quickly done seat cover, mixture of old and newer Stewart Warner instruments. and scratched. Worn interior, but seats are complete and may respond to a thorough cleaning. Steering wheel poor, original radio and heater still fitted. Very strong wet animal smell. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $2,340. The quintessential New England beach car, here put away in bad storage a bit too long. At the price paid, however, it would be hard to go wrong. Well bought. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Brookline, MA #411-1949 MERCURY sport sedan. S/N 9CM249349. Black/gray cloth. Odo: 23,638 miles. Good panel fit, shiny paint shows some prep issues and polish scratches. Good interior with some bagginess in front seat cushion and waviness at front door armrests. Headers and 235-ci 155-hp straight 6, 3x1-bbl, auto. Good panel fit, shiny paint shows some waviness in body panels and a few age-related flaws. Good chrome, interior is a mix of worn original and newer replacement pieces. Split seams on driver's seat cushion, pitted horn ring. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. A two-owner car that's very original, down to the 1962 silver repaint by the factory. Seen at Mecum's St. Charles sale in June '07 as a no-sale at $52,500 (SCM# 45503), reappeared in August '07 at RM's Monterey sale, where it sold at $74,250 (SCM# 46427). Rated then a #3, it has not done well in storage. It's a quandary: it's very original, but incorrect and worn. What do you do? It's an artifact, but not one much valued by the market. dual exhaust fitted. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. An almost sinister Mercury sedan— the 4-door cousin of the customizer's favorite. It's rare and nice to see a stock '49 Merc, and this one was good looking in black. Not a show car, but would be a fun driver. High bid was a bit light. #428-1950 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER Newport 2-dr hard top. S/N 7157206. Twotone green/green striped cloth. Odo: 38,139 miles. Very good panel fit, largely original paint still holds a shine in areas but is weathered and worn, especially on front fenders. All chrome present but very pitted, left door and rear quarter windows broken. Interior in good condition, #451-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N E7FH220532. Colonial White/ blue vinyl. Odo: 16,710 miles. 312-ci V8, 2x4bbl, auto. Variable panel fit, very good paint, chrome shows some light scratches. Good interior, although seat cushion upholstery is slightly crooked. Fitted with power windows, power seat, and Town & Country radio. Displayed chips. Chrome worn and/or pitted, interior very good except for unfortunate hole punched in driver's left seat bolster. Very strong smell of damp storage and air freshener. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,190. Suicide-door big T-Bird, which is pretty much as far from the original concept as can be imagined. At first, sort of scary, but upon closer look, not a bad car at all. Just the existence of it is unfortunate. Well sold. #435-2000 CORBIN SPARROW Electric with 1960s seat covers in place. Bright trim pitted, translucent plastic steering wheel beautiful. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $3,510. One owner until this year, and one of just 700 made. With the exception of the broken windows, it was a really well-preserved original car. Bought by an SCMer, and at quite the bargain price. Very well done. #442-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E54S003775. Silver metallic/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 25,449 miles. at Imperial Palace in Las Vegas from 1988 to 2007. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. A high-performance “E-code” 270-hp 'Bird that was highly optioned yet lacking soft top and frame. Restored to a high level 22 years ago, but now it has considerably mellowed. T-Bird prices run a wide range, and to get top dollar, the car has to be both correct and fresh. This may have been all that was possible here. #453-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S115204. Marlboro Maroon/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 38,212 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Very good panel fit as compared to original, generally very good paint shows an adhesion bubble on right rear fender as well as a few sinkholes and light polish scratches. Good bright trim has some areas of fading and light pitting. Very coupe. S/N 1C9TS1203YH737050. Orange/ gray leather. Odo: 1,948 miles. Casual panel fit, very good paint shows light polish scratches. Nice seat and dash, although interior smell good interior, seats a bit stiff. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $78,000. A desirable L71 spec C2 in good colors, and claimed to have matching numbers as well as original documentation. Not prepared to show level, but a nice looking driver nonetheless. The high bid was just below current market for one in this condition, and the seller might have better luck another day. #427-1969 FORD THUNDERBIRD Landau 4-dr sedan. S/N 9Y8ZN104936. White/black vinyl/navy blue cloth & vinyl. Odo: 54,045 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory standard panel fit, thick paint shows microblistering, orange peel, and a few small suggests damp storage conditions. Grant GT steering wheel, Prestige CD player. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $7,020. The golf ball-dimpled front fenders of this three-wheeled wonder tell you all you need to know about how seriously it should be taken. And yet, someone's driven it almost 2,000 miles. Wow. Well sold. ♦ 72 Sports Car Market

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Carlisle Auctions Carlisle, PA Fall Carlisle Ed Eldridge's concours-prepared maroon-over-tan 1930 Cord L-29 Phaeton took the all-time high sale record for Carlisle at $210,000 Company Carlisle Auctions Date October 1–2, 2009 Location Carlisle, Pennsylvania Auctioneer Jeffrey Knosp & Brent Earlywine Automotive lots sold / offered 111/263 Sales rate 42% Sales total $1,874,591 High sale Swap meets and auctions go well together Report and photos by Chip Lamb Market opinions in italics F or ten days every October, central Pennsylvania traffic backs up and hotel and airfare prices spike as local, regional, and even international visitors find their way to two back-to-back, larger-thanlife events. To serve them, vendors from mom-and-pop size all the way up to the largest and best-known names in the collector car aftermarket set up and tear down—first at a town west of Harrisburg called Carlisle. Following a weekend that began 36 years ago under the name “Post-War '74,” they head 25 miles east to another burg named after its founder, one Milton Hershey, and set up again. In Carlisle, the auction is a small piece of the overall pie compared to the main event going on over at the fairgrounds. But since it also serves as an enticement to that main event, it can extend favorable consignment and commission rates to sellers and buyers, since the same organization runs and budgets the entire affair. Now in its fourth year, the Fall Carlisle auction again rolled back its dates to Thursday and Friday, as organizers had in the Spring, and offered a complimentary entry fee to all consignors for the first car they entered in the sale. Initial entries were slow in coming, even with the cancellation of the summer's All-Corvette Auction and the offer to those consignors to enter their cars in the Fall event. However, help came from the south as friends Michael Leith of the Raleigh Classic and Ed Eldridge from farther west in North Carolina managed to bring 74 1930 Cord L-29 convertible sedan, sold at $210,000 Buyer's premium 5%, included in sold prices together approximately 60 high-quality consignments. Leith and Eldridge's entries—combined with intense market- ing from Carlisle—eased the minds of other late consignors, who brought similarly high-quality lots to the sale. One of Eldridge's consignments gained fame as the brochure cover car and collected high-sale honors. Unusual at any sale, Eldridge's concours-prepared maroon-over-tan 1930 Cord L-29 convertible sedan handily took the high-sale record for Carlisle's four years in the auction business at $210,000. Eldridge had been contacted weeks prior to the sale by Christopher Cord, grandson of Errett Lobban Cord, who was interested in buying the car for his collection and followed through as a successful phone bidder. More surprising still, Cord was, for a while, up against more than one interested party on the ground Friday night. A 1957 Corvette in Venetian Red with both tops managed $75,600, while a pre- served older restoration of a 1952 Cadillac Fleetwood with a purported 13,000 original miles cleared $50,400. High no-sales included an immaculate concours-prepared 1969 Mustang Mach 1 automatic with no flaws at $100,000, a 1968 Hurst-Olds that didn't get the job done at $63,000, and a slightly needy 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, a bit under the money at $57,500. Today's realities for the economy at large are far more dire than any up or down bubbles in the speculative collector car market. Yet Carlisle's loyal consignors, such as the Leiths and Eldridges, as well as their clientèle and general attendees, continue to prove that the hobby and the passion behind it remain durable. Simply put, even in these times, there is strong money for strong cars. Perhaps not as much as two years ago, but respectable amounts nonetheless. ♦ $500k $1m $1.5m $2m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2009 2008 2007 2006

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Carlisle Auctions Carlisle, PA ENGLISH #T41-1966 JAGUAR S-TYPE saloon. S/N P1B79407DN. Red metallic/black leather. Odo: 38,840 miles. Near-flawless paint and body, good door and panel gaps throughout. Chrome well redone—minor rust and pitting should mostly clean up, but is unfortunate. Brightwork largely unmarred, interior very tidy and complete without apparent defect. Engine compartment appears detailed for show with little use apparent. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,000. More comfortable for the large driver, Jaguar's Stype with a 4-speed overdrive manual transmission and a 3.8 under the hood is almost the holy grail. It's too bad that the car, when original, was built in a nearly magenta metallic hue and was restored to the same specifications. The Mark II and its derivations have enough of a reputation as a pimp's car as it is. A decent deal for both parties. #F208-1973 JAGUAR XKE 2+2 coupe. S/N UD1574713. Eng. # 7S10852LB. Red/biscuit leather. Odo: 15,667 miles. Older respray exhibits light splatter in door jambs, but is highquality otherwise with only minor prep issues. Chrome and brightwork uniformly well-preserved, leather slightly dry, dash and luggage area tidy and original. Engine bay clean but not detailed. Car starts and runs poorly when cold. car from new. Chrome and brightwork original and well-preserved throughout. Leather tidy, dash and console likewise, wood lightly faded, aftermarket accessory wood steering wheel odd and does not match. Trunk compartment nicely preserved, engine compartment tidy but not overly detailed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,275. While a very nice, low mileage example in an attractive color combination, it's 25 years old and bound to have some reliability issues. Years ago, I sold a much more original XJ6 Vanden Plas with similar miles for less and thought I had hit the jackpot, but I've got to say that this seller hit his home run into the next park over. Very well sold. #T84-1989 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA sedan. S/N SCFDL01S7KTL13574. Black/ magnolia leather. Odo: 18,736 miles. Heavy black paint does not extend far into door jambs, masking messy. Chrome factory alloys shod in new Avons. Interior distressed, seats dry with wear on front seats more extensive than mileage would suggest. Dashboard and console wood crazed and faded, but all instrumentation appears to work. Engine bay dirty but correct, very clean and exhibits light detailing. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,075. When new, these were not well finished and rusted quickly. This example appears to have originated in Wisconsin and found its way to Ohio somewhere along the way, so a few rust bubbles and chips are par for the course. Very rare with almost no miles, and in great condition mechanically, it would be a tough example to duplicate for its incredible originality. Well bought and sold. #T81-1975 BMW 2002 coupe. S/N 2382593. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 14,089 miles. An amazing original 2002. Uniform high-quality original paint stunning with no apparent flaws. Chrome and brightwork cloudy, light pitting to diecast items. Interior as-new throughout, trunk also tidy with tool roll and Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $36,500. Claimed original apart from the tires and battery, but the finish appeared to have been redone to a high standard some years ago. The mileage was documented by records and reflected in the clean original interior, but based on the repaint and the fact that this car featured a back seat, the bid realized should have been about enough to get this done. V12 roadsters may not be bringing this much before long. #F132-1984 JAGUAR XJS HE coupe. S/N SAJNV5849EC112900. Medium blue metallic/biscuit leather. Odo: 43,825 miles. Older high-quality repaint on a good solid car. American Sunroofs moonroof apparently in 76 aside from improvised ducting from airboxes to throttle bodies. No recent service evident. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,450. Donated by the AACA Museum with little if any reserve price attached, this fright pig Lagonda did run. I was particularly amused by the seven-digit odometer, since the years and relatively few miles were so unkind to this example. The buyer is a connoisseur of an unusual challenge, so perhaps it was slightly well bought as a curiosity—but so few fright pigs really are anything but well sold, even if they did cost $200,000 new. GERMAN #T85-1973 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 181 Thing convertible. S/N 1833025258. Orange/ dark green vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 11,782 miles. Original paint exhibits chips and some small rust bubbles on a few panels. Chrome details and painted trim items nice. Interior and top excellent, interior even smells new. Engine bay Sports Car Market spare wheel. Engine bay undetailed, complete, and original aside from dealer-installed Ziebart. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,075. These are no fun with an automatic and no sunroof, but this was relatively cheap given how solid and amazingly well-preserved it was. A later 5-speed would be fun to install, as would be a Weber 2-bbl instead of the original Solex, but then it just wouldn't be the time capsule it currently is. Not the worst conundrum for so little money. #T53-1987 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WP0JB093XHS050769. Silver/burgundy vinyl. Odo: 71,420 miles. Silver paint shows a few chips and scratches but was well-applied not long ago. External add-ons include 1994

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Carlisle Auctions Carlisle, PA bumpers, “Turbo-thrust” alloys, and door mirrors. Interior a hodge-podge of bits, from early non-power non-sport bolstered vinyl seats to a cracked dashboard and unattractive aftermarket steering wheel and shift knob. Engine compartment absolutely undetailed and not a bit grungy overall. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,588. Despite what a lot of sellers of modified Porsches seem to think at collector auctions, tarting up a pre964 with 964 and 993 bumpers and trim does not increase the car's value. Two such modified 911s were present at this sale, and surprisingly, this was the one that sold. Personally, if I had to have a 930, it would be a 1989 with the strong G50 5-speed and all the last version refinements—not a tarted-up made-up car like this one. Say what you will, but a bitsa is a bitsa. Fair for both buyer and seller. #T68-1989 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 4 coupe. S/N WP0AB0962KS450987. Black/tan leather. Odo: 94,900 miles. Partial sympathetic repaint to rear if not throughout, “Carrera 4” nameplate too low on engine lid. Paint buffed through in small area on roof at left rear rain gutter, light wear to some trim and plastics. Later model 17-inch Porsche chrome alloys seem out of place. Interior dry, with light cracking to seats, dash and console in good shape overall. Engine compartment clean if not detailed. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $19,500. A nice driver with some room for improvement. The downside here is that early 964s were a service nightmare when new and nearly took down Porsche in the United States. The bid realized should have been about enough, even if this example no longer exhibits the faults it and its contemporaries did in the day. JAPANESE #T89-1972 DATSUN 240Z coupe. S/N HLS3057797. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 73,375 miles. Original paint about as good as can be expected, light chips and scratches not too much of a detractor. Chrome and brightwork unusually pristine, interior very tidy through- shows very minimal wear. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $9,240. Perhaps the most remarkable original in the entire auction, this little truck was most likely never used for its intended purpose. Even the interior stayed clean and remained fresh. That having been said, what do you do with it without putting wear and tear in that bed, let alone in the pristine interior? Well bought, as it'll be hard to find another like it. AMERICAN #F214-1928 PIERCE-ARROW SERIES 81 Deluxe 4-dr sedan. S/N 811397. Khaki Tan/gray cloth. Odo: 38,019 miles. Original throughout. Paint distressed, chipped, and buffed through in numerous places. Bumpers, grille shell, and taillamps redone, original nickel plated items now down to brass underneath. Interior well-preserved, dash still remarkably conservative restoration. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,800. My pick of the auction. A great car with a very early high-technology overheadvalve six cylinder, the design of which persisted within Nash and AMC for many decades to come. Out of a collection of unusual cars in Kentucky, Bill Miller bought this car at a sale a month prior and sold it here for about what he paid. Well bought as a delightful 1920s driver. #T90.1-1928 CHEVROLET MODEL AB coupe. S/N 12AB101110. Dark green & black/black vinyl/brown cloth. Odo: 19,606 miles. An amazing preservation piece with likely original paint overall. Light green accent around window openings mostly buffed away, but what remains matches color of wheels. Nickel plating well preserved, interior immaculate throughout, with little moth damage or other deterioration. Engine compartment completely original and shows patina of age. out, with documentation present in rear hatch area. Engine bay original, complete, and in need of some light attention. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,975. While crude when new, this was another time capsule, and likely an entertaining driver. More than one observer I overheard was amazed that the original steel wheels and hideous hubcaps were still on the car—most folks who bought these new drove off the lot and straight down to K-Mart for a set of far more attractive alloys. Well bought. #T87-1982 DATSUN 720 pickup. S/N JN6MD01SXCW123597. White/tan cloth. Odo: 7,954 miles. Unusual original truck features extraordinary body and paint with only a few chips on outside of pickup bed. Chrome, brightwork, and trim remain as-new. Interior in showroom condition, engine compartment Pierce-Arrows in the late 1920s. The interior had very little deterioration, and as a Full CCCA Classic, this bid was still a little light for a historic preservation centerpiece from one of the three Ps. #F213-1923 NASH SIX roadster. S/N 264114. Maroon & black/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 20,167 miles. Repaint shows well for its age, with light pitting and uniform surface imperfections under finish. Beautiful nickel redone on grille and headlamps, rest original and still well-preserved. Top possibly original, seat and interior definitely original and have wonderful patina. Engine bay sports older, crisp. Engine compartment unrestored and unremarkable. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Finished in its original but really sale-proof color of Khaki Tan—a color which better resembles an infant's daily deposit—this Pierce was a very original representative of 78 Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,063. 1928 was the final year for the four-cylinder National-series Chevrolet, and the first year for four-wheel brakes. This museum-grade Chevy was reportedly driven until the 1960s by the same owner. The vinyl top was replaced around that time, but neither the interior nor finish appear to Sports Car Market

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Carlisle Auctions Carlisle, PA have been renewed. It's always nice to see this sort of car survive, let alone to know why, and the story told across the block helped get this deal done at a nice price in line with the far more commonplace Model A. #F217-1930 CORD L-29 convertible sedan. S/N 2928013. Eng. # FDA3160. Maroon/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 278 miles. Concours-quality restoration carried out from 1980 through 1986 very well preserved, with only a few chips and scratches—the worst at hood where latches scrape. Chrome and nickel well preserved, with only some very light tarnishing. Interior still as-restored, top by its predecessors. I think this was quite well bought here, as it needed little attention before returning to the show circuit and was likely tour-ready as it sat. #F217.1-1953 CADILLAC SERIES 60 Fleetwood 4-dr sedan. S/N 536083263. Black/ gray cloth. Odo: 53,956 miles. Older well-done repaint extends into jambs and has not weathered, body straight and solid. Original Korean War-era chrome well preserved, brightwork similar. Original interior slightly stained but very well preserved overall, especially since no exhibits moth and/or light damage from folding at hinges. Engine bay and undercarriage detailed to concours specifications and appear as-restored. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $210,000. A completely uncharacteristic cover car for the Fall Carlisle auction, it nonetheless generated a tremendous amount of interest, including that of E.L. Cord's grandson Christopher, who called in to win. Research done by the seller suggested that this is the most thoroughly well-executed L-29 out of very few survivors. Apparently the Cord family agreed and spared nothing to acquire it. Still slightly well bought. #T80-1950 CHRYSLER NEWPORT Town & Country coupe. S/N 7412049. Black & light wood/white/black leather & light gray cloth. Odo: 78,368 miles. Older comprehensive restoration still very presentable throughout. Lustrous black finish, light scratches to tops of front fenders, wood beautifully restored and preserved. Chrome exhibits uniform light speckling, brightwork excellent, though wavy along door tops. Interior shows little to no wear since restoration. Engine bay tidy, showing use and care since it was last detailed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,100. 1950 was the final year for a real wood Town & Country, and while this black car with a white roof and a tree or two worth of real finger-jointed wood looked like some sort of surrealist police car, it was a very nice example of the breed long overshadowed 80 car. Engine compartment detailed and correct aside from modern rotary compressor. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $21,525. Everything looked right here until one got under the hood, and even then the modern a/c pump was forgivable, since what's under the dash is a period 1960s-looking air conditioner. Great for tours or the local show circuit, this seemed to need nothing to go on down the road in style. Well bought. #F166-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC57F280997. Black/white vinyl/red & silver vinyl. Odo: 79,347 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. High-quality restoration exhibits nearly flawless paint, with only light scratches. Chrome redone, brightwork a mix of new and original with some buffing marks. plastic covers appear to have been used. Engine compartment exhibits all-original finishes and 56 years of use. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,250. Consigned from the private collection of the elder Bill Miller, this was the more immaculate original of the two early-'50s Fleetwoods at the sale. This was my preferred car, with all its patina largely intact and a lower price to match. #T71-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 2- dr hard top. S/N C7FV332892. Red, black & gold/black steel/white vinyl & red cloth. Odo: 65,220 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Comprehensive restoration with straight body and evenly applied paint throughout. Chrome somewhat wavy, brightwork slightly scratched and exhibiting light buffing marks. Interior older and possibly original for a 65,000-mile car, cloth a bit faded. Dashboard appears repainted at a different time than the rest of the Some pitting to chrome around windshield. Interior and top boot older and lightly soiled, top newer or rarely put up. Steering wheel painted hastily and requires refinishing. Engine bay not over-restored and correct down to most fasteners. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $57,500. While some corners were cut, most would not be tough to overcome. The restoration was at least a decade or so old, and much of the deterioration since could be reversed without major difficulty. Bid was light for a Power Pack car, but not by a whole lot, so the consignor shouldn't have too much trouble elsewhere. #F180-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S105796. Venetian Red & white/tan vinyl & Venetian Red hard top/red vinyl. Odo: 52,500 miles. 283-ci 245-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 3-sp. Comprehensive restoration exhibits light prep issues under paint on hood and around cowl at base of windshield. Excellent chrome, brightwork lightly pitted under new chrome around windshield. Top of dashboard has a rough finish, interior soft materials restored better. Dual-quad warranty-replacement engine tidy and correct in appearance, but induction not known to be correct to the car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $75,600. There's a chance that careful wet sanding to the top of the dash and portions of the body would improve some of the flaws noted here. While this was nicer than most, the price realized seemed over the top for condition and originality, even if the block was a warranty replacement. Well sold. #T76-1958 DODGE CUSTOM ROYAL LANCER Super D-500 2-dr hard top. S/N LD310365. White/black steel/blue vinyl & black cloth. Odo: 45,299 miles. 361-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Very solid New Mexico car with apparently all-original sheetmetal. Paint nice on super-straight body, chrome redone and showing very light scratches on bumpers. Brightwork original but a bit overbuffed, with some marks evident. Interior very original and well-preserved, engine bay similarly correct with light sympathetic restoration. Cond: 2. Sports Car Market

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Carlisle Auctions Carlisle, PA NOT SOLD AT $41,000. Neither the auction company nor the seller bothered to make much out of the fact that this was a Super D-500 that was apparently equipped this way from new and operated in the dry, high New Mexico desert. The sheet on the windshield read only “1958 DODGE LANCER” and enough of the MoPar cognoscenti just were not made aware of how special this may well have been without doing more detective work than should have been needed. If everything was where it belonged, this was still light by more than a few bids. #F165-1958 FORD FAIRLANE Skyliner retractable hard top. S/N G8FW136276. Red & white/white/white vinyl & red cloth. Odo: 61,636 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Impressive older comprehensive restoration completed sometime in the late 1980s. Very straight and solid body, good panel gaps, excellent finish quality throughout. Interior shows only light SOLD AT $43,050. While the overall product of the restoration was appealing, the fact that the suspension didn't appear to be part of the program troubled me. A disproportionate number of cars sit too low as it is, but when they lean like this, there's obviously something else going on. Price was right given the uncertainty this created in my mind. #F162-1959 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 4-dr sedan. S/N M637106945. Persian Pink/ stainless & maroon vinyl/mauve & maroon leather. Odo: 62,250 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older comprehensive restoration very nicely preserved due to private collection and museum display since 1974. Lacquer finish shows very light sags and surface scratches, windshield has wiper blade scrape. Chrome redone, brightwork likely original, newer chrome wire wheels look good. Some scratches in stainless steel top above driver's door. Entire restoration and shows a nice patina. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $39,900. While claimed to be well documented, little of this documentation was present on site. I don't believe this sold on the first go-around, but on a re-run, it did come up to a number that the consignor was comfortable taking. Oh, how the mighty have fallen; this early piece of muscle car history still must have more value than this. Well bought. #F203-1962 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 2- dr hard top. S/N 9123164553. Salmon metallic/wisteria vinyl & cloth. Odo: 28,496 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Claimed original-miles car shows one older careful “scuff and shoot” respray with more than a few chips, pits, and fisheyes. Chrome and brightwork possibly original, bumpers redone, grille lightly pitted. Interior appears original, dashboard and instruments well preserved. Engine compartment wear. Fitted with power brakes, power steering, and the high-output Interceptor V8. Restored engine bay shows light wear and careful maintenance. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,500. Two of these cars, both 1958 models, sold at this sale for the same $30,000 high bid plus commission. This was the superior car in most aspects, and was displayed with its amazing “space age” top half-retracted. Quality is always evident, and the buyer got a well-kept, well-restored car for driver money. Nicely bought. #F184-1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2- dr hard top. S/N F58B143476. Black/black, white, & turquoise cloth. Odo: 345 miles. 348-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 3-sp. Older high-quality restoration still shows well, but slightly wavy sides are amplified by deep black paint. Hood fit somewhat off, suspension sits low on left side. Chrome bumpers and some trim redone, remainder of brightwork original with light installation marks. Interior tidy, some if not all elements of dashboard and instruments original. Engine bay detailing older and suggests more use than the odometer indicates. Cond: 2-. 82 interior possibly original, rare factory a/c in trunk. Engine bay very original and surprisingly well preserved. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. An audacious Imperial in these colors and with a high degree of preservation is nothing to sneeze at, especially from the year of tall fins. These were Chrysler's benchmark for performance and luxury, pitted against the best that Cadillac and Lincoln could field—and this was arguably the better car. While rare today due to most having not been very valuable over the years, this was a rare exception, and as such, the consignor was wise to hold out for more. #T78-1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 21847A142741. Gold/tan vinyl & cloth. Odo: 65,549 miles. 409-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent paint and body with very light uniform waviness along top surfaces. Panel gaps even, doors shut nicely, hood will not stay up without balancing it perfectly on weak hinges. Light scratching to bumpers, some pitting to diecast, some overbuffed brightwork. Interior immaculate and appears largely unrestored. 409-ci engine sports older lightly restored. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. Last seen at RM's Amelia Island sale in March '04, where it sold at $31,350 (SCM# 32751). As Chrysler wound down the “Forward Look,” many of the unusual styling cues found on Imperials and lesser MoPars still made their way out of the factory. Finished in colors Jackie Kennedy might have worn in '62, this was possibly a low-mileage original, but the repaint did little for it. High bid was close, and consignor ought to have thought twice. #F202-1964 OLDSMOBILE 98 convert- ible. S/N 884M071151. Dark green metallic/black cloth/dark green leather. Odo: 21,415 miles. 394-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older high-quality repaint exhibits some weather-related deterioration and prep issues. Tape marks evident on side edges of hood, chrome redone, installation marks to original buffed-out brightwork. Possibly original green leather bench upholstery shows little to no wear, dashboard and door panels very nicely preserved. Convertible top replaced with black cloth, engine bay detailed to a driver standard. 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Carlisle Auctions Carlisle, PA from a slightly dodgy pitman arm or center link and a sticky shifter, this was one cool banker's hot rod that felt like it had even fewer miles than the odometer indicated. Well bought. #T110-1970 BUICK GS 2-dr hard top. a light wet sanding job would improve the finish luster. A fair deal for both buyer and seller, if not slightly well bought. #F185-1967 BUICK RIVIERA 2-dr hard top. S/N 494877H918094. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 19,828 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older driver-quality repaint exhibits some prep work waviness and overspray on trim from poor masking. Chrome and brightwork original, with light scratches and a few dings. Interior near-mint original from dash to seats, engine compartment slightly crusty but supports low odometer reading. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,850. With the hood raised, the first thing one sees about this particular year Riviera is the headlights that point up rather than in when they fold away. This all-black car was rather light on options, even though it was a real rocket from a performance standpoint. Slightly well bought. #T92-1967 FORD LTD 2-dr hard top. S/N 7G62Q207331. Dark green metallic/black vinyl/black knit cloth. Odo: 36,991 miles. 428ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Light restoration of a very original car. Body very tight with even gaps, respray thoroughly applied into jambs. Chrome and brightwork carefully restored and uniform throughout. Interior immaculate and mostly original; original vinyl top well preserved. Engine bay clean if not detailed, and very original with correct type of hood induction. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,175. The small-block GS was not nearly as remarkable as the bigblock Stage 1 for 1970, but these are nothing to sneeze at, either. The vendor claimed this one was driven six hours to the sale, so not only was it very original, but it was also mechanically sound enough for the trip home as well, assuming the new owner can stand the interior smell. Well sold. #F153-1970 AMC AMX coupe. S/N A0M397X108397. Dark blue metallic & white/blue vinyl & cloth. Odo: 51,408 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Comprehensively restored over a decade ago. Slight color difference underhood, but finish quality excellent throughout, with very few flaws evident. Chrome restored, some light pitting to diecast. Brightwork original and carefully polished, but SOLD AT $16,800. The ultimate Q-ship. The incredible degree of preservation here was without parallel, at least in terms of cars I've seen recently. From the documentation taped to the window, including the original title and recent registration bearing the same name, and the monogram badges on each door that matched those names, there was little question about this car's history. Despite there being a ceiling on values for cars like this, there ought to be plenty of room left for a tidy profit for this savvy buyer. #F204-1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 6L67S6Q209789. Calumet Cream/tan vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 24,162 miles. 500-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice older repaint with light prep issues and some overspray on panel edges. Handpainted pinstripes not original, but still nice and more or less to pattern. Newer plastic filler panels fit well. 1975 grille indicative of front end damage or heavy deterioration, other S/N 434370K143808. Turquoise metallic/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 48,316 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A very solid original throughout. Mostly factory metallic paint with only light retouches and a few scuffs and scrapes. Chrome and brightwork all original and only slightly weathered. Interior very tidy if reeking of air freshener, black vinyl top original. #F231-1970 LINCOLN MK III 2-dr hard top. S/N 0Y89A852776. Off white/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 28,071 miles. 460-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Mostly if not entirely original paint, top and interior show well. Rare fabric/ vinyl roof very rare in this condition, correct pinstripe L78-15 tires also very authentic. Chrome and brightwork very well preserved and completely original, interior similar with next to no wear from new. Engine bay clean if not detailed and still immaculate. Cond: 2+. Engine compartment Spartan and recently detailed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,275. A friend of mine and faithful SCMer was the lucky guy who bought this car. Before putting it up in his trailer, he asked, “You wanna take it around the block?” Did I? Do you need an answer? Apart with slight wrinkles. Interior crisp, and much possibly original, including dash, carpet, and AM/8-track. Engine bay detailed long ago and shows a bit of wear from use. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,175. There isn't much more of a holy grail for the AMC muscle collector than an attractive AMX with the Go-Pak 390 and a 4speed. This was a nicely restored example that was based on a solid car to begin with, and the price was about right for its condition, so both the buyer and seller should be pleased. chrome and brightwork original and still very nice. Weatherstripping rough on windshield pillars, parade boot hastily painted. Original 50/50 split bench seat and many options accent nice interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,100. Whoever paid #2+ money for a car teetering on the edge of 3+ must have known something about this very average Eldorado that I did not. I've seen cars similar to this one trade in the high four-figure range lately. With any luck, the purchaser is an end user who will treasure it, since if a dealer bought it, he's going to have it a long time. Very well sold. 84 Sports Car Market

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#F220-1985 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1G1YY0785F5121277. Light Bronze Metallic/tan & brown checked cloth. Odo: 14,496 miles. 350-ci 240-hp fuel-injected V8, auto. A well-preserved original car throughout. Paint nearly flawless and completely original, very light wear to trim, slight misalignment to headlamps from weak bushings. Factory alloy wheels without flaw, front license plate filler panel missing. Unusual, rare, and absolutely mint brown and tan cloth interior. Original and extensive paperwork on display in rear compartment, engine compartment immaculate even without having been detailed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $11,288. Not the most remarkable Corvette, but for just over $11,000, the buyer has a pretty good chance of taking Bloomington Gold's C4 Survivor class by storm. What else this clean and unusual costs so little? Slightly well bought. #T17-1992 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR-1 coupe. S/N 1G1YZ23J4N5800246. Red/blue glass/black leather. Odo: 59,839 miles. 350-ci 375-hp fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Brilliant red appears original, with few if any flaws. Light chips to front and rear of wheelarches, ZR-1 badge added below crossed flags on nose, typical windshield delamination. Interior clean and well cared for, with only slight driver's seat wear. New Goodyear Eagle F1s wrap around '94–'95 ZR-1 chrome alloys. Engine compartment tidy but not detailed, coating on plenum and valve covers not deteriorated. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,638. With a claimed $5,000 spent on performance upgrades, including a Borla exhaust, I was stunned when the consignor cut this loose at its $17,500 reserve price. This was a nicely preserved ZR-1, and at this price, it was very well bought indeed. ♦ Vintage Advertising Prints 13" x 19"; Just $15.95. Available online at February 2010 85

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Bonhams Reims, FRA Weekend de l'Excellence Automobile Reims The conservative average, the setting, and the crowd made the sale seem less like an upscale Bonhams International event and more like a French-only one Company Bonhams Date September 26, 2009 Location Reims, France Auctioneer Marielle Digard Automotive lots sold / offered 40/64 Sales rate 63% Sales total $3,924,269 High sale 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS Sypder, sold at $672,260 Buyer's premium 1953 Citroën 11BL Traction sold cheap at $9,954 Report and photos by Jérôme Hardy Market opinions in italics B onhams launched its “Weekend de l'Excellence Automobile” event in September 2007 to support the reopening of the Reims-Gueux racetrack for classic events. This third edition saw the support of Jaguar's Coventry Museum with a factory C-type, D-type, and an XJR 9LM for demonstration. Although the event two hours east of Paris has yet to become a major national or international attraction, media coverage is increasing. To accompany the festivities, the French Bonhams operation, led by Matthieu Lamoure, organized a new sale on Saturday, September 26, 2009, on the racetrack grounds and placed squarely between “Grandes Marques” in Monaco in May and Rétromobile in Paris in January. The white tent in the VIP village hosted 50 cars, with 14 outside, and entries ranged from a 1954 D.B. Monomille racer to a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K cabriolet C. Average mid-estimate of the 64 lots was $145,000, reduced to $95,000 if you took the Bugatti 5-liter out of the calculations. Four cars had mid-estimates above the $500,000 mark, with the off-the-chart Bugatti 5-liter at $3m. This conservative average, combined with the overall setting and the attending crowd, made the sale look less like an upscale Bonhams International event and more like a French-only one. 86 Cars were moved out of the tent at lunch time to leave space for about 120 VIP chairs. At 2 pm, 200 people gathered for an enthusiastic fight over memorabilia first, and then automobiles. By 6 pm, 40 cars had changed hands for a total of $3.9m, a remarkable result for a first sale supporting a yet-to-be-proven racing event. Much was noteworthy here. The 1913 Bugatti 5-liter was bid to $2.2m but did not sell. To my mind, this was not the best venue for such an iconic car. High sale went to a 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS Spyder, which sold at $672,620. I think the price showed just how strong this model has stayed. A 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, sold at $506,408, was nice, but I'd say 20% under last year's value. And a 1990 Ferrari Mondial t convertible was cheap at $41,333, a little above low book. A 1969 Mercedes 600 SWB in superb original condition sold for $123,155. That's $35,000 above high estimate, but these cars are starting to move. Conversely, the bargain of the weekend was the 1937 540K cab C. It sold for $519,318—roughly 15% below estimate. A 1954 Borgward Isabella offered with no reserve sold for $13,496, beautifully restored and at half of low estimate. A 1932 Tracta, one of the first successful frontwheel-drive sports cars and with beautiful French Art Deco styling, sold for $84,353, while a 1967 Mercedes 250SE coupe brought $11,809, again half of low estimate for a very decent unrestored car. With this sale, Bonhams proved that risks can be rewarded, and this first auction in an unproven environment must be deemed successful. And as the entire weekend gains its footing, next year should be even better. For now the market seems stable, and it is populated with many excellent and rare automobiles, with provenance holding up well. And as evidenced here, average cars have settled down but there are still plenty of bargains to be had. ♦ Sports Car Market 15% up to $220,050, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.47= €1.00)

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Bonhams Reims, FRA ENGLISH #136-1954 JAGUAR D-TYPE Replica racer. S/N 667143. Eng. # F10298. British Racing Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 79,179 miles. A fiberglass D-type Replica on an XK 120 drophead coupe chassis. Properly done with period correct items, and a level of patina gives a good overall feeling. Minimal cracks in fiberglass, decent paint, interior is racer-spec and shows light use. Engine bay very clean, good mags and tires. Apparently used, so likely is sorted out. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $46,394. According to the SCM Platinum Database, this was last seen in XK 120 form at it was far too expensive. A similar car failed to sell at $28k this January in Greenwich (SCM# 120797), and for less money, I'd rather have a DOHC Aston Vantage. Well sold. #103-1990 BENTLEY TURBO R saloon. S/N 32378. Gray/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 102,199 miles. A clean used car. Original paint still shiny with no dings, all trim in good condition. Unmarked mags, good tires. since delivery with known history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $430,565. One of 1,021 DB5s built from '64-'65. This high-estimate price was expensive given that this car's condition was not exceptional, and although the history helped here, the color did not. Well sold. #142-1970 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Volante convertible. S/N DB6MK2VC3761R. Eng. # 4004450. Dark blue/blue vinyl/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 81,726 miles. Partially restored. Show quality paint with excellent chrome, grille, and trim. New blue soft top. Original interior clean, but with scratched headliner and faded steering wheel. Original Coys London in November '99, when it failed to sell at $27,657 (SCM# 3521). At 5% of the price of the real thing, this can be seen as a bargain. Still, most of us would be reluctant to enter any event with a fiberglass replica. As a Sunday morning solitary driver for fun on winding roads, this was a decent buy. As long as the buyer is happy, so am I. #124-1962 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL drophead coupe. S/N BC131LCZ. Burgundy/ beige vinyl/beige leather. Odo: 89,983 miles. A two-owner car that's never been restored. Classy color combination with shiny paint showing a few touched-up nicks. Chrome, glass, and rubber all excellent, interior original with superb Interior with all amenities shows normal wear for a 20-year-old 100,000-mile car. Carpet in trunk dirty, engine bay clean with no apparent leaks. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,809. If the mechanicals check out OK and the mileage does not scare you, this could be a discreet hot rod for little money. Obviously, the first maintenance bill will double the cost of the car. Drive and enjoy until then. FRENCH #128-1912 BUGATTI 5-LITER racer. Philips radio. Engine bay and undercarriage clean. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $400,000. This car with a 5-speed ZF would be fantastic, but there are only a few equipped as such. The slushbox automatic was a huge drawback here, and at this price, it should have gone to a new home despite being one of just 38 DB6 Mk II Volantes built. #126-1972 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR III coupe. S/N 1335586. Burgundy/black vinyl/tobacco leather. Odo: 38,924 miles. 383ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Unrestored original, with shiny paint displaying factory orange peel. All chrome, glass, and rubber OK, mags need polishing. Black vinyl top good, interior shows 30 years of patina and faded varnish in places. patina. Dash, steering wheel, and carpet all mint, engine bay spotless. Clearly cherished all its life. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $215,942. Sold at right over the top estimate of $215k. The two headlights and flush fenders make this a very clean and light design on a big car. Expensive and deservedly so. #148-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB51392L. Blue green/black leather. Odo: 84,795 km. Body-off restoration completed five years ago. Exterior condition faultless, original interior with dry leather provides welcome patina. Original Becker radio. Engine bay detailed, undercarriage clean. A French car 88 Fitted with a/c and original radio. A huge highspeed cruiser. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $87,727. Last seen at RM's Monterey sale in August '07, where it sold at $27,500 (SCM# 46311). Seen before that at Kruse Auburn in August '06, where it brought $17,388 (SCM# 42910). At well above the $73k high estimate, this was a record sale for a 1972 Interceptor, and I think Chassis 474, known as “Black Bess,” sold for $3.1m at Bonhams Paris in February '09 (SCM# 119645). This car in this exact same condition was sold in November '98 by Christie's in London for $565,125 (SCM# 11071). The high offer was a 13% return over 11 years, and if I were the seller, I might have accepted it. #133-1924 BUGATTI TYPE 30/38 tourer. S/N 38298. Eng. # 533. Burgundy/beige canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 2,694 km. An old bitsa. Built in the '60s by French Bugatti specialist Novo with a Type 30 chassis, an engine from another car, and various original parts. Body is his own design built out of fiberglass Sports Car Market S/N 471. Eng. # 471. Black/aluminum. RHD. Original chassis 471 used by Ettore for a few races in 1912 while fitted with a lightweight body which disappeared when he sold the car in 1914. Completely restored, replica of the original body built and fitted in 1977. Used since, but still showing well throughout. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $2,200,000. This bid was short of the low estimate by $400k.

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Bonhams Reims, FRA gray paint over aluminum body. Glass, rubber, and chrome all excellent, interior as-new with simple dash. Engine bay spotless. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $220,000. On one side, this was the last car of a great engineer, but on the other, it's a strange looking car with a pig nose and an unreliable Graham engine. In August '08, someone felt it was worth $166,500 when acquired at Bonhams & Butterfields' auction in Carmel, and making a $50,000 profit or so in one year on a $170,000 investment looks reasonable to me. and aluminum. Interior neat with aluminum brushed dash and old leather, engine bay clean. A good looking car, although not the real thing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $224,378. Fewer than 50 of the original Type 30 chassis are believed to exist, and although this one wasn't original, it did appear to be a usable package. A decent deal for both parties at the mid-estimate price paid. #125-1933 TRACTA D2 9CV faux cab- riolet. S/N 533. Eng. # 22041WU16. Dark gray & red/beige canvas/dark red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 15,848 km. Coachwork by Ringlet & Liège. One of the first FWD cars to utilize CV joints, thanks to French engineer Jean Albert Grégoire. Known history since new, always in Europe, fully restored to a high standard inside and out. Cloth beige top mint, Art Deco details include courtesy lights, dash, and more. Well $41k high estimate. The French Lotus concept, originally sold as a kit car. The best thing about these cars is that they have regular registration papers, so you can go to Pathmark with them. When properly sorted out, as this one may have been, they're extremely efficient on the track. A good deal for both buyer and seller. #144-1974 RENAULT A110 V85 1300 presented. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $84,353. A true rarity, with fewer than 200 chassis built before the company went into bankruptcy. The tiny 1,471-cc engine does not make this a touring car, but it's still a beautiful and interesting piece of automobile industry. It will likely be accepted to any concours lawn, and as such, it was well bought just above the $73k low estimate. #143-1938 VOISIN C30S coupe. S/N 60026. Gray & black/maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 47,249 km. One-off coupe and the last car built by Gabriel Voisin. Restored a long time ago, probably not used since. Heavy shiny heavily painted. Prepared for racing with roll cage, safety harnesses, and fog lights. Good tires, engine bay clean. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $70,500. This tiny French dancer is becoming the flavor of the month recently, with more and more seen at auction. This missed its low estimate by a tiny $3k, and the consignor should have let it go. 90 coupe. S/N A11014525. White & orange/black vinyl. Odo: 77,735 km. Fully restored a few years back and looking good overall, with shiny paint and decent panel gaps. Fiberglass cracked in some places, dash cracked, wheels combination. Excellent wood dash, deep wool carpets, panels fit perfectly. A true collector. Not the most sexy of the 540Ks, but still commands respect. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $519,318. One of 406 540K chassis built before war ended production. This car might have done better at Rétromobile in a few months, as it would have been in front of a more international crowd. Good news for the buyer, as this was a bargain. Smartly bought at well below the $600k low estimate. #120-1938 BMW 326 Glaser cabriolet. S/N 80926. Black & burgundy/black cloth/burgundy vinyl. Odo: 3,222 km. Partially restored some time ago. Paint, panels, and chrome good, but rubber dry everywhere. Seats, door panels, carpet, and gauges redone, with cracked steering wheel and faded dash. Cloth top OK but rear window has huge gap at seal. Good Sports Car Market #150-1964 FOURNIER-MARCADIER R1130 racer. S/N 3018570. French Racing Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 20,395 km. Completely restored 20 years ago to an excellent standard for an inexpensive racer. Well maintained since and raced, so likely is well sorted out. Fiberglass body cracked in places but still strong, frame clean. Renault engine bay sorted out, interior purposeful. A cheap Can-Am feeling. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $38,802. Sold at just below the GERMAN #121-1931 MERCEDES-BENZ 200SS W21 Stuttgart SS roadster. S/N 85053. Eng. # 85053. White/black fabric/black leather. Odo: 60,792 km. A tired 78-year-old car, aside from newer exterior paint of good quality. Complete and mostly original throughout. Chrome faded, soft top dry, most rubber dead. Interior worn but simple. Engine bay and undercarriage OK. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $72,543. One of only 22 SS roadsters built, with probably a handful remaining. A perfect candidate for a concours restoration of an important model in M-B history. Hopefully it will be seen again a few years after restoration. Well bought. #123-1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K cabriolet C. S/N 169312. Eng. # 169312. Black/black canvas/dark red leather. RHD. Odo: 56,443 miles. Coachwork by Sindelfingen. 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Bonhams Reims, FRA wheels or fitted luggage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $506,408. This car was last seen at Brooks Geneva sale in March '97, where it sold at $175,832, then in red with black leather interior (SCM# 9481). A similar-condition 1955 model sold in August '08 for $850,000 (SCM# 117481). Some thought these cars would soon reach the million-dollar mark, but despite their iconic status, they are not particularly rare. Well bought in this market. wheels, undercarriage and engine bay clean. Few pieces missing here and there. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $53,142. Sold mid-estimate. The 326 is a rare car (there are only three in the SCM database), in contrast to the expensive 327/328, although almost 16,000 were built between 1936 and 1941. This one will likely have to stay a driver, as bringing it to top level does not make financial sense. As such, a decent original car, if slow. Well bought and sold. #119-1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 cab- riolet A. S/N 1870120016753. Eng. # 180920. Black/dark blue canvas/red leather. Odo: 37,514 km. All original and fully equipped, but in rough overall condition. Old black repaint shows prep issues, chrome bubbling on worn bumpers. Soft top dead, headliner sagging, front and rear bumpers painted. Features many interesting details, such as a rear window curtain. Engine claimed rebuilt during restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,496. Offered without reserve and sold at below half of the $29,500 low estimate. A definite bargain for a well-built and rare German car—it was just too bad I have no more space in my own garage. #129-1962 PORSCHE 356B 1600 cabrio- glass OK, interior redone in proper MB-Tex. Steering wheel worn, original radio and neat square center gauge still fitted. Undercarriage rusty. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $55,673. Fully restored, this car could bring $100,000 easily. Can it be driven with pleasure in this condition? Not by me. Restoring it and making a profit after spending $55k to own it might be a challenge, but it could be possible. #122-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing coupe. S/N 5500045. Eng. # 5500652. White/tartan blue & red cloth. Odo: 27,124 miles. Recently restored without regard to cost. White color with cloth interior, but was originally delivered to the U.S. in red with cream leather. Nothing to fault anywhere but a couple of missing options, such as Rudge let. S/N 156115. Silver gray/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 5,215 km. Rotisserie restoration to good standards in silver over black. Interior #134-1959 BORGWARD ISABELLA coupe. S/N 366294. Beige & burgundy/beige & maroon vinyl. Odo: 19,535 km. Fully restored to good standards in an attractive color combination. Nice chrome, trim, and glass, The new owner won't become rich on this one's resale value, but he can enjoy a classy coupe for five in great colors and in good condition for little money. A good buy. #149-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 SWB 4-dr sedan. S/N 10001212001197. Dark green/ tobacco leather. Odo: 100,315 km. A 40-yearold time capsule in excellent condition. Fully original throughout, and clearly cherished by its Swiss owner. The equivalent of the 540K in the '60s, with vault-like doors and an imposing presence. Interior shows excellent patina to luxurious appointments. Becker Grand Prix radio, engine bay and undercarriage clean. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $123,155. Another 600 SWB in very good overall condition sold at Bonhams' Monaco sale in May '08 for $76,648 (SCM# 116682), so I'd call this an expensive price to pay despite this one's overall excellent condition. A record for the model. Still, it's definitely more exquisite than the latest all-plastic S-class. ITALIAN #132-1954 ALFA ROMEO 1900C Super neat with upgrades including Nardi steering wheel and safety harnesses. Original radio, engine bay spotless and hosts a pepped-up engine with a claimed 85 hp. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. High offer was short by maybe $15k, but the low estimate of $88k was too expensive for a cabriolet with a modified engine. #118-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SE coupe. S/N 11102112087524. Gray/black vinyl. Odo: 33,400 km. Fully original unrestored classic. Paint presentable with no chips or scratches, chrome slightly faded on bumpers and showing several small dings. Rubber dry, glass very good, original interior still well fitted and clean. Fitted with Becker Europa radio and a/c. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,809. Offered without reserve and sold at half the low estimate. 92 Tripmaster indicates rallying, but probably not since the car was restored. Engine bay and undercarriage spotless. A beautiful coupe. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $92,788. A grand total of 949 Super Sprint 5-window coupes were built between 1955 and 1958, and this one had a Sports Car Market Sprint coupe. S/N AR1900C01804. Eng. # 130800683. Ivory/green leather. Odo: 7,733 km. Fresh restoration to good standards inside and out. Aluminum body with excellent panel fit, interior redone in gorgeous dark green is all excellent but for broken steering wheel.

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Bonhams Reims, FRA good look throughout. A market-correct price for a very usable Alfa. #130-1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT GTC cabriolet. S/N AR755645. Eng. # 17691. Dark blue/dark blue canvas/dark red vinyl. Odo: 11,324 km. Rotisserie restoration to a good standard between 2004 and 2007, in a color combination maybe too sober for an Alfa. Some orange peel in paint, panel fit very good 21,936 km. Original unrestored well-cared-for 512 BBi with its original Pioneer sound system and a/c. Classy black over beige color combination, but with visible polish scratches in paint. Interior very good. Recently fully serviced, including new belts, clutch, and exhaust valves. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $126,529. Last seen at Christie's Le Mans sale in July '06, where it failed to sell at $51,200 (SCM# 42306). Given the condition, the mileage, and invoices for recent mechanical work, the price paid was adequate for a ready-to-enjoy 512 BBi, which to me is still underpriced in the current market. #139-1989 FERRARI 328 GTS targa. S/N 81327. Eng. # 81327. Silver gray/red leather. Odo: 5,866 km. As new. Mileage correct, but still seems high given the car's showroom condition. Attractive color combination, comes with all paperwork and accessories as if you were getting it from the dealer 20 years ago. for a convertible Alfa. Steering wheel covered with black leather, carpet slightly worn in places, original radio fitted. Engine bay clean. One of 999 GTCs built between 1964 and 1966. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $67,482. A rare 4-seat Alfa convertible with a delightful twincam engine and 5-speed gearbox. Sold right at the low estimate, and correctly priced for its condition. TOP 10 No. 10 #141-1968 FERRARI 330 GTS spyder. S/N 11173. Eng. # 11173. Red/black canvas/beige leather. Odo: 61,520 miles. Recent rotisserie restoration to an excellent level. Originally blue with orange leather, now in standard red over beige, but faultless throughout. Original Blaupunkt Interior still smells new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $82,665. This was twice the price of an excellent 328 GTS on eBay. Another car in similar condition brought $90,750 at RM's Maranello sale in May '09 (SCM# 120564), so while this price wasn't unheard of and was within the pre-sale estimate range, it was still well over the top of most price guides. If the new owner drives this, its value will vanish quickly as it is used. Will it return 6% over the next 20 years if kept as it is? Tough call. See the profile, p. 34. radio, rare a/c system well integrated. Engine bay detailed, undercarriage as new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $672,620. One of 100 330 Spyders built. A similar car in similar condition sold for almost this exact same price in August '08 at Gooding's Pebble Beach sale (SCM# 117569). Rarity and quality always bring money, despite turns in the market. No risk here for the buyer. #131-1983 FERRARI 512 BBi coupe. S/N 51333. Eng. # 51333. Black/beige leather. Odo: all excellent. Pedal wear and very good overall interior condition consistent with indicated mileage. Engine bay and undercarriage clean. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $41,333. Sold just below the $44k low estimate, and market correct at that. Despite its shortcomings, it's a convert- Bicentennial run of 200 units. Keeping any heavy production automobile as a gold investment is a bad decision, and this one took up a lot of space for 34 years and turned out to be a huge negative return. It can't even be driven today, as the majority of the value here was due to it having so few miles. Go with stamps. It's easier. ♦ #156-1990 FERRARI MONDIAL t cabriolet. S/N ZFFKC33B000085598. Red/ black canvas/black leather. Odo: 61,764 km. Excellent original unmolested car in classic colors. Factory paint shows well, with one little nick on front bumper. Glass, rubber, and soft top ible Ferrari with a Pininfarina-designed body and a relatively reliable engine, and this one sold for the same price as the 1976 Cadillac Eldorado offered as lot 137. Which would you rather drive? A decent deal. AMERICAN #162-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 30867S117258. Gray/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 38,293 miles. 350ci 335-hp V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Fully restored in the U.S. to high standards prior to its arrival in Europe through a Dutch importer. Paint to show quality. Chrome, knockoffs, Redline tires, glass, and rubber all excellent. Interior as-new. Engine bay detailed with later 350 fitted with MSD ignition, modern a/c compressor, and more. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $66,638. There are plenty of Corvettes for sale in the U.S. at attractive prices given the current market and the low dollar. This one won't win any NCRS trophies given the modifications, but it sold on the mark given its condition as a usable upgraded driver. #137-1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO Bicentennial convertible. S/N 6L67S6Q262392. White/white leather. Odo: 76 miles. 500-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. 34-year-old new car with no visible wear and tear. Condition is showroom new, but two of the whitewall tires have started to yellow. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $45,888. This was number 49 out of a limited 94 Sports Car Market

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Coys Padua, ITA Auto e Moto d'Epoca Padova The Padua sales rate rose, but averages fell, as the dollar and pound shrunk against the euro Company Coys Date October 24, 2009 Location Padua, Italy Auctioneer Douglas Jamieson Automotive lots sold / offered 51/98 Sales rate 52% Sales total $2,475,656 High sale 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder conversion, sold at $400,283 Buyer's premium Ferraris always seem to claim center stage Report and photos by Donald Osborne Market opinions in italics A mericans at the Auto Moto d'Epoca show and the Coys auction in Padua were prisoners of the free fall of the dollar against the euro. The misery was shared by our friends from the U.K., who've seen the pound suffer along with our currency. Once again Douglas Jamieson and Coys's man in Italy Gregor Wenner held forth as auctioneer and translator/color man. As last year, there were too few seats for the aggressive audience—to whom aisles are theoretical and rows of seats are made and unmade at will. While there are a considerable number of foreign visitors at Auto Moto d'Epoca, the majority of the audience remains Italian. They gravitate toward homegrown machinery, but they're also wild about English and American cars as well. The offered lots ran from a true porco spaventoso (“fright pig” for those who don't speak Italian) Lancia Y10 Turbo Martini, whose new owner will need pitchers of same to digest what he bought for $4,836, to a spectacular 1955 AC Ace roadster, a disappointing no-sale at $183,244. Among the American cars was a '65 Ford Mustang 289 convertible, largely original but with evidence of poor storage. It sold for a strong $34,546, while a terrific 1963 Mercury Comet four-door sedan with a 6-cylinder engine and rare 4-on-the-floor was a no-sale for the 96 second year in a row here, this time at $7,059. High sale was a well-presented 1971 Ferrari Daytona Spyder conversion, which went to a new home at a stout $400,283. Other highlights included a rare and nice 1930 Aston Martin 2/4S International, sold at $134,279, and a Mille Miglia-eligible 1954 Triumph TR2, bid to a sale at $50,092. Notable as well was a 1958 Maserati 3500 GT whose first owner was Horace Dodge III. Somewhat tired in appearance, it nevertheless brought $91,322. A very strong result was the $251,585 realized for a 2003 Ferrari 550 Maranello 6.0-liter Competizione. Too old for current racing, not old enough for vintage racing and sold in “as raced” condition, it's now someone's $250k track day car. Star of the catalog was a one-owner Lamborghini Miura SV. These cars have flirted with the $1m mark, but this one never quite got there. There was a great deal of anticipation, but in the end it was a no-sale at $1,006,000. Other no-sales of interest included a rare Simca-Abarth 1300 GT, bid to a strong $187,750, and a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF replica built 30 years ago on the chassis of an Ellena. The well-done tribute got up to a remarkable $428,070, but was declared unsold. The 2009 sale showed an increase in the sale rate over 2008—52% vs. 40%. However, dollar volume took a dip with this year's $2.48m against 2008's $3.4m, along with a commensurate drop in average price from $74,075 in '08 to $48,542 in '09. ♦ Sales Totals $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 15% up to $75,100, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.50=€1.00)

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Coys Padua, ITA ENGLISH #124-1930 ASTON MARTIN 2/4 S International roadster. S/N LO92. Blue/black canvas/light blue leather. RHD. Odo: 12,003 miles. Somewhat variable panel fit, high-quality older paint shows polish scratches and some evidence of use. Bright trim good to fair, with areas of light pitting and some loss in radiator its iconic colors and event eligibility hit all the buttons. This price was higher than what could be achieved in the U.S., but it was on the money here. #175-1955 AC ACE roadster. S/N AE66. shell. Clean interior has a nice patina. Dash wood a bit dry, instrument faces faded. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $134,279. A rare early Aston, both characterful and great looking. This one had been the subject of a high-quality restoration, but that work had mellowed with use. These cars have sold in a narrow range for the past couple of years, with this one slightly above, considering the dollar/euro exchange. Market priced. #158-1933 MG J3 Midget roadster. S/N 3772. Abingdon Gray & Brooklands Gray/red leather. RHD. Older paint still looks very good, but shows light polish scratches throughout. Interior has a nice patina as well roadster, sold long ago in a November 1982 Sotheby's London sale for $17,991 (SCM# 6310). The AC-engined car has started to share the recognition of its Bristol and Cobra sisters. This car was recently rebuilt by a leading Italian restorer and was beautifully presented in a condition rarely seen at European auctions. It was certainly worth more than the high bid, and it will no doubt get it in another arena. GERMAN as well-restored instruments. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $81,183. MG J3s were popular privateer competition cars, and examples that survived the endless modifications to which they were suited are rare. This one had both period comp history and a recent high-level restoration, and it was very nicely presented. Fairly priced, and a bit of a bargain. #126-1954 TRIUMPH TR2 roadster. S/N TS2500LO. British Racing Green/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 5,959 miles. Slightly variable panel fit, as per factory. Well applied paint now shows signs of use as well as polish scratches, chrome shows well. Very good interior is nicely broken in but just a bit dirty. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $50,092. A “long door” TR2, Mille Miglia eligible. A high-level restoration, now comfortably used. Very nice. The Italians are British car mad, and this one with 98 dashboard. Period accessory Moto Meter temperature gauge. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,546. The big Fiat for the serious upper-middle-class professional in the mid-'50s. Just the car for the man who found Alfas too flashy but couldn't stretch to a Lancia. Sober, slab sided, and very transatlantic in styling. I loved it. Price seemed cheap. Sports Car Market #131-1937 DKW REICHSKLASSE F7 cabriolet. S/N 5060360. Black & red/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 16,834 km. Good panel fit. Older paint presentable, but shows rubs, small chips, and areas of stress cracking. Bright alloy trim good, most chrome shows pitting. Well done seats, but shape appears a bit too modern. Speedo and fuel gauges faded, British Racing Green/black leather. RHD. Excellent panel fit, very good paint shows light polish scratches. Superb chrome, very good interior has nicely broken-in seats, with a bit of a rub on right side bolster of driver's seat. Excellent dash and gauges. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $183,244. An AC-powered Ace out. Interior redone in correct fabric, wood trim excellent, leather steering wheel rim and carpet edges show wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $38,864. The best-known CSLs are the so-called “Batmobile” cars with the huge rear wing. Here's a touring version in right-hand drive. I'm not sure why you'd bring one to Italy to sell, but someone seems to have gotten a bargain on a nice car. Well bought. ITALIAN #123-1954 FIAT 1400 A 4-dr sedan. Black/tan & taupe striped cloth. Odo: 54,702 km. Very good panel fit, thick older paint is still shiny. Generally good chrome shows some pitting under plating and a few areas of crazing. Very good seats, original headliner shows some wear. Wonderful faux tortoise steering wheel crazed, some heavy repaint work to amp gauge newer. Varnish on wood door caps clouded. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $46,637. The Auto Union team's junior boulevard cruiser for the aspirational citizen of the Reich. The 2-cylinder, 2-stroke engine wouldn't have given Hans much oomph, but he would have looked swell trying. A very good-looking little car. Since I don't know of any others changing hands recently, this must be the price, but it seemed a tad high. #138-1973 BMW 3.0CSL coupe. S/N 2285436. White/gray cloth & black leather. RHD. Odo: 78,408 km. Very good panel fit, fuel filler door sits high. Good paint appears mostly original and shows some staining and a few touched-in chips. Black trim slightly faded, chrome and bright trim good through

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Coys Padua, ITA Alfa Bits Recent Il Biscione sales on eBay by Geoff Archer (All English within quotes exactly as presented by sellers on eBay.) #320405005594-1957 ALFA ROMEO spider. S/N AR149500832. Red/black. 24 Photos. Seattle, WA. “This solid and rare survivor has been undergoing a slow, professional restoration over many years. All running gear, trims, glass, etc, were pulled from the car so that the entire body could be fully painted a classic Alfa Romeo Red. This is a complete & solid body #162-1955 FIAT 1100 pickup. S/N TV33876203TV. Dark green/brown vinyl. Odo: 42,155 km. Variable panel fit, generally good paint shows some scars and age flaws. Bright trim fair, grille broken at top, bumpers very good. Simple interior is clean but gauges are faded and right door trim panel is cut. Period paint shiny, top appears as-new, chrome shows many areas of loss and rust. Interior shows wear on seats and fading on dashboard. Neat Franco Corti wood-rim steering wheel. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $43,183. A not-so-happy Jolly. At least in this condition, you know it's not a recent South American replica. Jollys continue to hold their value even in the current market, so this wasn't a bad deal. #181-1961 AUTOBIANCHI BIANCHINA convertible. S/N 02170. Two-tone blue/black canvas/blue & black vinyl. Odo: 48 km. Good panel fit, paint shows a few stress cracks. Chrome variable, with some pitted and some restoration with no damages or rust, all areas fully painted, doors, hood, trunk in and outer skins, under hood and in trunk. In the process of sitting, in dry heated storage areas, being moved around over the last 5-7+ years, many parts have simply disappeared.” 8 bids, sf 434, bf private. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $12,950. Rating this as a 4+ isn't meant to suggest that the car is rough. It's apart (with missing pieces), but it looks to be well on its way to a very nice caliber restoration. Still, this seems like strong money for something so far from being finished. Well sold. #160377483491-1962 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA spider. S/N AR170861. White/white. 24 Photos. New York, NY. “HAS GONE THROUGH A ROTISSERIE RESTORATION, STRIPPED DOWN TO THE METAL AND PAINTED OVER.” Looks nice but not quite rotisserie clean, with several paint chips off the frame wood rim wheel, modern auxiliary water temp gauge added. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $19,346. Light car-based commercials are great fun to see, as most did not have a long life. This one was well done for a working vehicle and had a nice overall look. Price was high, but not by much. #135-1958 FERRARI 250 GT Tour de France Replica coupe. S/N 0831. Eng. # 1845. Red & white/cream leather. Odo: 2,278 km. Born as a 250 GT Ellena coupe, rebodied as a TdF 30 years ago. Very good panel fit, well-applied paint shows polish scratches. Good bright trim, well-done interior shows soiling on seats looking wavy under new plating. Very good interior let down only by pitted horn ring. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,137. The upmarket version of Fiat's flat-twin 500, and as cute as the proverbial button. Not done to a very high standard, but not over the top as often seen here. Probably just right, and so much more sensible than a Jolly. Well bought. #127-1963 SIMCA-ABARTH 1300 GT coupe. S/N 130S0073. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 21,350 km. Variable panel fit, good paint shows evidence of filler in sills. Very good interior, including quilted floor mats. Fitted with roll bar. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $187,750. Potent and rare twin-cam Abarth Simca. These were winning cars in the hands of Works and some and in the (empty) engine compartment. One Kirkey style racing seat. Fuel cell. “IM SELLING WITH A 5 SPD TRANSMISSION AND 2000CC ENGINE.. I ALSO HAVE THE FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS... A OLD FRONT GRILLE.. RADIATOR IN PICS WILL NOT BE INCLUDED WITH SALE...” 17 bids, sf 95, bf n/a. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $5,025. Nice clean basis for a race car build. As usual, however, there is a lot of money to be spent between roller and race car. Fair deal for a big project. #270488782537-1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA spider. S/N n/a. Gray metallic/white vinyl/gray cloth. 10 Photos. Eveleth, MN. “VEHICLE IS IN VERY SOLID SHAPE, BUT HAS A CRACKED WINDSHIELD AND A FEW DENTS. THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE TIMING CHAIN [that] CAUSED VALVE DAMAGE. THAT HAS BEEN REPAIRED. I HAVE NOT PUT THE MOTOR AND TRANSMISSION BACK IN FOR THE REASON SOME ONE MIGHT WANT TO and door panels. Engine changed to outside plug type, but the original comes with the car. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $428,070. Well presented and clearly used and enjoyed, but at the end of the day, it's not what it pretends to be. Harkens back to the day when no one wanted an Ellena. High bid was generous and should have sold the car. #128-1960 FIAT 600 Jolly beach car. S/N 610760. White & light blue/white canvas/varnished wicker. Odo: 11,634 km. Two-tone CHANGE THE COLOR OF THE CAR. I BELIEVE THAT EVERY THING FOR THE CAR IS THERE FOR REASSEMBLY. PERFECT RESTORATION PROJECT WITH LIGHT BODY REPAIR, WINDSHIELD, AND TOP. NO RUST BUBBLES OR HOLES.” One Buy-It-Now purchase, sf 14, bf n/a. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $6,000. While it's probably rare to find a complete and apparently rust-free Italian sports car from the '60s stored outside in Minnesota in the dead of winter, that doesn't mean you should buy it. Price was fair, but it will take at least $50k to make this worth $35k. Run away. 100 privateer drivers, especially in events with light factory participation from rival Porsche. They rarely come to market, and this one was stated to have a complete history from new with some period competition success. Apart from the troubling sills, this seemed an honest car. I would have certainly thought the high bid would take it, but the owner felt otherwise. #179-1963 FIAT 500D sedan. S/N 476825. White/red & white vinyl. Odo: 20,746 km. Very good panel fit. 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Coys Padua, ITA big touring Alfas, which were a connection to the great pre-war cars. Yes, Publisher Martin thinks them to be “the best trucks Alfa ever made” but they're smooth, powerful, and great to drive. This one seemed like a quickie “fluff and buff” for sale, and while values on these have come back a bit, the seller's decision to turn down this number was surprising. Original interior well preserved, with faded seat covers and perished foam. Fabric sunroof, original shift diagram on windshield. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $9,500. Wonderfully original “new Cinquecento,” with the early suicide-door configuration. Originality brought an appropriate premium in price. #125-1964 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA Sprint Speciale coupe. S/N AR380642. Red/tan cloth & red vinyl. Odo: 30,376 km. Coachwork by Bertone. Panel fit generally good, though perished rubber means left door sits low and trunk lid gap is uneven. Paint shiny, but shows lots of polish scratches and a few light scrapes. Fair to good chrome and bright trim. Seats a bit #192-1964 FIAT 750 Moretti coupe. S/N 1833357. Gray/red vinyl. Odo: 50,480 km. Very good panel fit. Paint somewhat faded, but still presentable. Bright trim good to fair, with many dull alloy pieces noted. Complex left taillight lens cracked. Very good interior, mirror. Interior shows some wear, with a split seam on driver's seat cushion and staining on headliner. Aftermarket small-diameter wheel fitted. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $55,574. The street version of Lancia's potent championship rally weapon. This was a genuine example, and that's important, as these are easily faked and the difference in value is substantial. This bid was light, but in the neighborhood. Perhaps another $5k or so should have done it. #121-1971 LANCIA FULVIA 1600 HF except for staining on headliner and perished trim at rear quarter windows. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,546. A Moretti-modified and bodied Fiat 600. One of my favorites in the sale, of course—such style in a small package. Will respond well to a good cleaning. Well bought. #173-1966 FIAT ABARTH 1000 OTS baggy, incorrect wool door trim slightly soiled. Duct tape on steering column, holes in dash. Becker Monte Carlo radio. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $51,819. A second-series Giulia SS: the dramatic offspring of the great BAT 1900s. In these cars, the details count for everything. This one felt a bit tired overall, and the small defects all added up. But, this is the price of entry these days. A really great one, when we see it, will surely break $100k. #159-1964 ALFA ROMEO 2600 spider. S/N AR191919. Red/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 78 km. Good panel fit, generally very good recent paint shows a few prep issues, chrome runs from excellent to poor. New seats and carpets, interior bright trim quite pitted, original dash cover shows some nicks. Secondary vacuum hoses missing on carburetors. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $73,598. The last of the and electric cutoffs, and LeCarra wood wheel. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $24,528. A rare and wonderful big-bore Fiat 850 coupe as created by Abarth. This example had clearly been well prepared for use, and it would make a superb rally car as it sat. One of my favorites in the sale, and if it weren't for the 50% surcharge for me, I would own it. A good buy. #205-1970 LANCIA FULVIA 1600 HF Fanalone coupe. S/N 818540002238. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 26,093 km. Consistent panel fit aside from right door out at rear edge. Good paint shows polish scratches and touched-in chips on nose. Bright trim fair, with pitting on headlight trim and exterior February 2010 101 coupe. S/N 43313. Dark blue/black vinyl. Odo: 17,176 km. Very good panel fit. Shiny paint shows small dents, dings, microblistering, and a few touched-in chips. Very good chrome, but alloy wheels have oxidized. Good interior with racing buckets, full roll cage, Racimex auxiliary oil temperature and pressure gauges, fuel refinished in too light a shade and features very crude radio blanking plate. Aftermarket thickrimmed wheel. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,482. The “cooking” 1600 HF, not the fire-breathing rally car for the street 1600 HF, the Fanalone, which brings the big money. Compared to the earlier models, some prefer the added torque of the 1.6 engine and the extra cog in the gearbox—but really the only 1600 to have is a “big light.” A market price. #137-1971 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL coupe. S/N AR1426529. Orange/black cloth. Odo: 55,479 km. Somewhat variable panel fit, coupe. S/N 818740001670. Rosso Arancione/ black vinyl. Odo: 91,550 km. Good panel fit. Nice paint is a color change and shows some evidence of work in sills, bubbling on right front wheelarch, and light polish scratches. Good bright trim with some scratches on bumpers and light pitting on door handles. Very clean interior has slightly wavy door panels, wood dash

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Coys Padua, ITA with both doors out at rear bottom and hood raised at rear. Very good paint and chrome, except for a few dings on right front bumper. Very good interior with one broken vent slider. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $44,046. Alfa's supercar of the '70s. The combination of the Expo '67 show car style and a V8 taken from the Tipo 33 racer should have been a world-beater. It wasn't, but the cars are still great, if underappreciated. The sale included this car and a fright pig, which stalled at $25k. The market can tell a good example, and now it finally appears that people will pony up to own one. #153-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona spyder conversion. S/N 13865. Gunmetal Metallic/black canvas/tan & black leather. Odo: 31,676 km. Very good panel fit, except trunk lid slightly off. Nice paint, some slightly perished rubber, good chrome. Mostly clean interior with slightly soiled driver's seat and very good mouse hair on dash. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $400,283. A cut Daytona, very well executed it might have done even better. As displayed here, I can't see it getting a higher bid in the current market. #140-1973 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL coupe. S/N AR1428267. Red/black cloth. Odo: 93,932 km. Excellent panel fit, good paint shows a bit too much orange peel and polish scratches. Lower front spoiler shredded. Most chrome OK, left rear bumper corner badly repaired, left taillight trim broken and bodged, Later Biturbos are much less problematic than their predecessors. The short wheelbase Spyder is also rather attractive, and it's the only one here in the U.S. to retain any value at all. But this result proves they're pretty cheap in Europe too. Market right. door handles pitted. Interior shows some wear, with fragile console switches askew and worn seat side bolsters. Removable faceplate radio installed. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $25,534. A well-used V8 Alfa that's right on the edge of being used up. The good thing is that judging by the mileage, someone enjoyed it. The second of two in the sale, this one was bid to the price deserved and no further. Could have sold without regret. by unconfirmed hands. Lovely colors were a change from the red & black this car was seen in at RM's Amelia Island sale in March '07, where it sold for $198k in #3- condition (SCM# 44697). Crossed the block again at RM's Phoenix auction in January '08, where it did an impressive $264k in #4 condition (SCM# 48685). Now resprayed and retrimmed, it does $400k. Factor out the exchange and it's still a handy bit of appreciation in this market, more so for a conversion. Quite well sold. #141-1972 LAMBORGHINI MIURA SV coupe. S/N 5066. Tahiti Blue & gold/white vinyl. Odo: 79,657 km. Uniform door and front lid fit, engine cover gaps a bit wide. Very good paint and chrome. Interior good, but unsurprisingly, white seats and console are soiled. Small cut in left side bolster on driver's seat. Fitted with factory a/c. One owner from new. #142-1974 FIAT 124 ABARTH Rally Group 3 convertible. S/N CSAP007202P. White/black cloth & vinyl. Odo: 83,469 km. Good panel fit, as per factory. Well-done paint in Scuderia Brescia Rally livery. Stripped interior with new racing seats, stock instruments, roll bar with low side intrusion bars, and roll- glass OK. Original interior basically clean, although driver's seat cushion is split and ripped with foam exposed. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $4,836. Lancia's pocket rocket for the Integrale wannabe. Let's see... turbo, over 100,000 km, and in bad used-car condition. OK, I give up, what's the appeal? A real “porco spaventoso,” as a fright pig living in Italy might be called. #172-2003 FERRARI 550 MARANELLO Competizione coupe. S/N F133GT2102. Red & yellow/blue suede. Variable panel fit, paint in as-raced condition. Stripped competition interior with electronic digital readout instruments and full double cage. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $251,585. Stated to be the only 550 up windows. Ready for vintage rallying. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $60,080. Period privateer rally history includes winning the 1979 Triveneto Rally Championship. A nicely presented example of Fiat's capable 124 Abarth, but not so wild that it couldn't be enjoyed by an amateur. High bid seemed good enough, given non-Works history and its overall condition. #170-1986 MASERATI BITURBO Zagato Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $1,006,340. This ultimate-spec Miura in great colors and with documented single proprietorship should be a market leader. The called bid of €670,000 seemed to be near the mark, but the owner felt otherwise. It's probably a shame that the car was resprayed, as in totally original condition, 102 spider. S/N 2AM333B00FA10032. Red/black canvas/beige leather. Odo: 63,881 km. Very good panel fit, original paint shows some small touched-in chips, a few dings, and some rust starting at the base of the windshield. Good bright and dark trim. Creased and soiled seats, nice wood trim. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,164. Competition prepared by the Ferrari factory, rather than Prodrive. Ran in the ALMS in 2003 by JMB racing of France, later in Italy by the seller, who won the GTM category in the Sports Car Market #114-1988 LANCIA Y10 Turbo Martini hatchback. S/N ZAA15600000195464. White/ blue & gray cloth. Odo: 130,432 km. Good panel fit. Original paint stained, chipped, and dented on every panel, with foot-long slash on right door and rear quarter. Black trim baked,

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Coys Padua, ITA Italian hillclimb championship. Clearly well used and now only useful for track days. Was offered at Bonhams's Gstaad sale in Dec. '07, then a no-sale at $495k (SCM# 48123). I'll bet that sounds like a pretty good number now, but it's still well sold at this price. AMERICAN #117-1950 WILLYS JEEPSTER convert- ible. S/N 625XUH. Red & black/black vinyl/ green vinyl. Odo: 10,515 miles. Variable panel fit past factory standards, left door very hard to close. Generally shiny paint shows age flaws, chrome shows some pitting. Very good seats in non-original pattern, crazing in horn button, pitting on interior bright trim. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $20,277. A U.K.-registered U.S. beach car. Nicer than many I've seen, but not very nice. These seem to have passed their moment, and good ones are rarely found anymore. High bid should have sent it off. #116-1963 MERCURY COMET 4-dr sedan. S/N 3T12U519094. Light green metallic/gold & tan vinyl. Odo: 10,910 km. 260-ci I6, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent panel fit, good paint shows some minor signs of aging, with microblistering and polish scratches visible. Chrome very good, original interior shows well but has sale, this car would just do better elsewhere. Belongs at an Arizona sale. #143-1965 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N N/A. Red/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 83,206 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Excellent panel fit, shiny paint shows some staining in areas and bubbling on left door. Chrome generally good, except for spots of lost plating on rear bumper and pitting on rearview mirror. Original interior faded to various shades, a few small flaws. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $7,059. Lovely, very original and rare Comet sedan with an inline six, a four-on-the-floor, and a bench seat. Seen at last year's Coys sale here, where it was bid up to $9,525 (SCM# 118940). Like some Euro cars at a U.S. muscle seat stuffing a bit lumpy. Door panels show evidence of mold, as does very green and fuzzy soft top. Fitted with power windows and power top. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $34,546. This seemed like a nice, straight original car that had suffered from poor storage. Some strong cleaning and a color sand, and it would be terrific. A solid #4 sold at a solid #3+ price. ♦ February 2010 103

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Silver Auctions Medford, OR Bernie Zieminski Collection Prices were strong, though most cars seemed to have been carelessly stored, and a disappointing number of survivors had been painted “resale red” Company Silver Auctions Date October 24, 2009 Location Medford, Oregon Auctioneer Mitch Silver Automotive lots sold / offered 199/199 Sales rate 100% Sales total $1,656,754 High sale 1937 Packard Super Eight limousine, sold at $69,120 Buyer's premium 8%, included in sold prices Field of dreams Report and photos by Paul Duchene Market opinions in italics S ingle-collection sales in out-of-the way places always draw crowds. If they're no-reserve, like the Bernie Zieminski Collection in Medford, Oregon, buyers bring trailers, certain that somebody's going home with a treat. Buyers are also hungry for bargains, convinced that nobody else will take the gamble, but of course, if two guys show up and both want the same car, the auction might as well be in Monterey. That was pretty much the case at the Zieminski auc- tion, held in what seemed like a big feedlot with metal storage buildings around it in Central Point, just outside Medford. Many bidders scouted the stock on Friday, and more than 1,000 showed up on sale day. Mitch Silver worked the crowd all day Saturday, moving a step ladder from building to building and even into the field for the non-runners. Prices were strong, though most cars seemed to have been carelessly stored, a disappointing number of survivors had been painted “resale red,” and there could be another complete auction of missing air cleaners, should they turn up in an outbuilding somewhere. But if you were handy, and a fan of 1940s, '50s, and '60s cars, there were interesting projects. They'd been accumulated by property developer Zieminski over the years and were a sore point with the city. Taken to court, Zieminski contended the cars were treasures and the 104 court agreed. But he needed more money for a planned resort, and so 200 of his 400 cars had to go. High sale was a 1937 Packard Super Eight limousine, an AACA First winner in 1982, but more recently a mouse Hilton. The $69,120 it brought was approached by a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville Brougham, which made $64,800. It looked like a solid long-dead garage sleeper, flopped on the ground with the air suspension just a memory. At the other end of the scale were several dozen dire projects belly-down in the field, with a minimum bid of $200 required to save them from the scrapyard. Overall, I'd say a bank draft for $15k would have put you in the race for 75% of the offerings, and you might have done very well indeed. Standouts were a 1949 Chevy custom coupe, shaved, nosed, decked and frenched, at $15,120, and a very nice 1968 Chevrolet El Camino SS with a 396, a/c, power steering and brakes for only $9,450. In all there were 19 Tri-Five Chevys, including eight two-door hard tops and several Nomads and other two-door wagons, which ranged from $1,350 to $22,000. A 1955 3-speed T-Bird seemed like a fine buy at $19,980, while a black '57 brought $22,680. But the buys were on the periphery—a rock-solid '40 Chrysler for $5,670, a hand- some '69 Ford Torino GT for $6,480, and two '55 GMC Suburban Carriers (Cameos) for $12,960 and $17,280. Among the puzzle cars were a tiny 1955 Australian Austin “torch top” convert- ible, which sold for $4,860, and an Australian '49 Ford “ute” dragster, which brought $14,040. Any 1970s love broker in the area would have gotten maudlin over the “Superfly” '71 Buick El Grande. Mitch Silver was delighted with the Saturday crowds. “You know,” he said, “we do one of these single-collection sales every now and then, the word gets out and as a result, we end up doing two or three more.” And I have little doubt the buyers will be there en masse the next time Silver puts a collection sale together. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Medford, OR ENGLISH #19-1955 AUSTIN A30 convertible. S/N A7068. Blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 95,293 miles. Australian chop job on a right-handdrive Austin A30 sedan. Earl Scheib paint, yacht-sourced mahogany trim fitted where top used to attach. Came from Maryborough north of Brisbane on the coast. Folder of records describes how new floors had to be made from scratch and cross-braced to make up for no roof. The car had apparently been used for collecting firewood out in the bush, before it was “rescued.” Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $4,860. Where to begin? Well, Austin made no convertible A30, probably because it's a lightweight monocoque shell. If the floors were rusty enough to need replacing and the roof is missing, I'd be tempted to weld the doors shut, and I still wouldn't want to drive it over a railroad crossing at 30 mph. An astonishing price, considering the history. #136-1964 JAGUAR Mk II sedan. S/N J64P219795BW. Gold/tan leather. Odo: 57,920 miles. Paint largely gone, interior exploded, rubber crispy, mice nesting on motor. 1991 California black plate. Dealer-installed a/c, good glass, decent chrome and trim—even the grille is undamaged. Best of all, body is dead straight and not rusty. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $1,080. This underhood but battery box has rusted away. Hood has been bonked in front, door seals and top seals all dried out. Wipers crispy enough to suggest the car sat for an extended period, and one swipe will be all it takes to mark the windshield. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $31,860. The questions here were whether or not the mileage was correct, how long it sat, and what's going to have to be rebuilt. There's no good answer here. If it's 135k miles, things will be worn out, and if it's 35, it sat around so long that hydraulic systems and oil seals will be done for. Any way you look at it, this was bought as a restoration project and was priced correctly. GERMAN #83-1958 BMW ISETTA 300 coupe. S/N 570194. Banana Yellow/black vinyl/gray cloth. Odo: 22,784 miles. Four-wheel model with worn tires, correct exhaust, faded taillights, and air horn under front bumper. Garish non-typical yellow paint, interior appears to be completely constructed of carpet-like material, top looks like it was cut from a tarp. Both front bumper options, only one wiper. No license plates. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $12,150. It was hard to wheel flares. Radiator in front, two-tone paint, 1959 Washington plate. Weber carb mounted in clean engine compartment, nice interior with additional gauges. Good chrome and trim, sharp mags, good glass. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,370. Last seen at Silver's Portland sale in March '06, where it sold at $6,042 (SCM# 41193). Even with all the work done to this car, it's still going to be very slow (though it may not feel like it at times). Clearly a labor of love, and nobody's baby is ugly, but who will you race? Bottom line: It's a tribute car, and as such, it was very well sold indeed. AMERICAN #70-1929 FORD MODEL A Woodie wagon. S/N CA73076. Black, tan, & wood/ black vinyl/brown vinyl. RHD. Right-hand drive woodie built in Australia. Appears to have been recently rebuilt. Quite attractive and sound, with single sidemount spare and snap-in curtains for side windows. Driver-quality paint, excellent wood, straight tin, weathered chrome bumpers. Decent interior, fair tires. Grille and car's mileage is very likely accurate—either the auto trans failed or the a/c cooked the motor. Not nearly as scary as it looks, provided you know you're doing a frame-off. Everything's available, and while you're at it, convert it to 4-speed with overdrive, and maybe even find some wire wheels. Really good examples are creeping up past $70k, provided they're the right color and have the right equipment. Very well bought by a brave soul. #59-1969 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N IR9792. Dark blue/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 34,509 miles. Fair repaint in an excellent color, interior has nice seats, top, dash, and instruments. Clean wire wheels, correct February 2010 tell how straight this was thanks to the color. It didn't seem rusty, but you have to roll them over to know for sure (I have). These make $40k when they're 95-plus point David Goldenberg cars, so you have about $30k in hand before you're upside down. That said, you have to start from scratch. The good news is BMW has owned up to once making these and is remanufacturing parts; the bad news is that they are expensive. I imagine it works out about even. Well bought and sold. ITALIAN #62-1962 FIAT 600 sedan. S/N 530741. Two-tone green/gray cloth. Odo: 19,480 miles. Abarth-ized Fiat, lowered on fat tires with headlights OK. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,700. The entry-level woodie wagon, and everything costs more from here (a lot more since this last year's jump). You'll be limited to put-putting around town in this, but it seemed like a cheerful little wagon, and there are certainly lots of parts around. Custom woodies were a cottage industry in Australia, and most were made very well. Last year I'd have said this was expensive, but now I'd call it about right. #55-1937 CHEVROLET GB MASTER convertible coupe. S/N M372061. Red/black canvas/gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 17,958 miles. Australian-built Plain Jane Chevrolet Master convertible coupe in right-hand drive with no rumble seat. Fair paint to driver standards, straight body, good top and interior. Fakey-doo 105

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Silver Auctions Medford, OR whitewalls, H4 lights, 12-volt electrics. Nice grille, good bumpers, Victoria license plate. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $34,020. An odd car to bring back to the States. Seemed like a solid driver, but it's slow and right-hand drive. Still, it came with a good story, which cost the buyer an extra $10k, I'd guess. So buy some real whitewalls, put a stuffed gorilla in the left-hand seat, and have some fun. Well sold. #148-1940 CHRYSLER WINDSOR 4-dr sedan. S/N 6959984. Gray/gray cloth. Odo: 75,468 miles. Very straight older restoration of a sound Idaho car, but with an inexplicable color change from dark gray to light gray. Decent chrome and trim, glass OK. Nice wood-finish paint on dash, plastic trim warped, cloth seats discolored. Fitted with overdrive transmission, fog lights, good whitewall tires, bumper has been painted silver. Looks to be a semi-arid local car from its very old license plate. Dash good, door panels good, headliner stained and driver's seat split under cover. Big 356-ci 9-main bearing straight eight engine with 3-speed and overdrive. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,860. There were two bathtub Packards at this sale: a smaller 1948 Deluxe 2-door and this big Custom Eight. The 2-door sold for $9,720 with newer paint and upholstery, but if you can get past this body shape in general, I'd call this the better buy. At least as long as it doesn't need engine work. cars, but the V12 engines overheat and have oil supply issues. Many have limited mileage, like this one, mainly because they're just not trusted. Something to drive to the country club for Sunday lunch. Money was about right if the mechanics are sorted and the records go with the car, but a bit of a gamble otherwise. #111-1941 FORD SUPER DELUXE convertible. S/N NOVIN111. Black/tan cloth/ brown fabric. Odo: 43,195 miles. Very straight almost-complete non-runner. Bumper in front seat, left hand grille and heater missing, floors rusty. Rough chrome to bumpers. Fitted with twin windshield spotlights and ancient tires. Looks to have sat in a barn for at least 20 years. #196-1949 CHEVROLET DELUXE coupe. S/N 6GKG28213. Candy Apple Red/red & white vinyl. Odo: 52,874 miles. California '50s-style custom that's been nosed and decked, with dropped suspension, shaved door handles, and DeSoto grille adapted. Smooth paint, good chrome, excellent tuck n' roll interior. 12-volt alternator, looks like a full-pressure motor and radio in trunk. Clean underhood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,620. A very sound old car—not flashy, but reliable. I had a '41 Plymouth very much like this car, and it was a perfectly usable daily driver with a decent heater, wipers, and adequate brakes. My only complaint was that it was slow, thanks to the gearing, but this car's overdrive should take care of that. An excellent way to get into the old car hobby, and worth at least a couple thousand dollars more, so well bought. #53-1941 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL coupe. S/N H129132. Black/tan & maroon leather. Odo: 64,303 miles. Nice old Oregon car, mileage could be correct. Decent repaint over fairly straight body, some cracking in corners. Bumper chrome checkered, grille excellent, fender skirts rather wavy. Fitted with nearly new whitewall tires and yellow foglights. Interior very nice, dash handsome. Lots of black rattle-can finish under the hood. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,940. This is about the way cars were restored in the 1970s and early '80s—these days you'd probably score more points by leaving it alone. These are handsome 106 Cond: 4. SOLD AT $9,720. Quite a buy if you can live with the homely 1941 front end. If this had been a 1940 model, it would have probably brought $30k. Appeared to be almost complete but in need of absolutely everything—but all of it is available. Got an extra three years you don't know what to do with? It's likely to be somebody's retirement project, as that's the age group who'd be attracted to it. As my notes said, “Catnip for some.” #113-1948 PACKARD CUSTOM EIGHT 4-dr sedan. S/N G6073786. Red/tan cloth. Odo: 96,163 miles. Rock-solid, very straight example of the unloved “bathtub” design. Quick red repaint over original black. Good chrome up front, including cormorant, but back with split-6 manifold and sidepipes. Reverse chrome wheels with Moon caps and wide whitewall tires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,120. Perhaps the best car here, as this one actually felt finished and was hard to fault. Will probably do better at its next sale, especially if that sale is in California. Buyers here were looking for projects, and you'd have to break this one before you'd have anything to do. Rather well bought, especially for the fun factor. #90-1949 FORD UTE Custom pickup. S/N B0LB141160. Tan/black cloth. Odo: 3,112 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Remarkable example of an Aussie Ford Ute built as a drag racer. Tubbed and dropped, with small-block Ford engine covered by fake flathead valve covers and much underhood chrome. Metal tonneau cover, big wing, racing buckets, 4-point harnesses. Also fitted with aftermarket gauges, slapstick auto shifter, and power brakes. Good paint, very straight and clean body. Brisbane safety sticker, but now California plated. Cond: Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Medford, OR 2. SOLD AT $14,040. An odd mixture, clearly built in Oz for the market down under. I suspect the LHD conversion was just an affectation, as this body was never sold in the U.S. What do you do with it? It looks difficult to drive on the street, but you're not going racing competitively with a 289 unless you can fit a blower at least. Perhaps you could race in an all-Ute class? Some wonderful work, but very well sold. #26-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E54S001949. White/tan canvas/ red vinyl. Odo: 43,070 miles. 235-ci 150-hp straight 6, 3x1-bbl, auto. Aftermarket wires, baggy canvas top, sloppy repaint. Average panel fit, non-matching numbers, electrics converted to 12-volt. Engine compartment fitted with original distributor, replacement coil, paint job. It's very rare to see a Tri-5 'Bird as a faded beauty, and I bet it would have done $10k more like that. Now THAT's an expensive paint job. #197-1955 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF convertible. S/N K855H3420. Yellow & white/black vinyl/black & white vinyl. Odo: 78,795 miles. 287-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Older restoration, possibly even frame-off, with Oregon collector plate and California black plate in trunk. Excellent paint, good bodywork, but top shrinking and chrome and trim old and worn. Nicely done interior looks correct. Has an air its mechanical condition. Somebody fell in love... I wonder how he felt the next morning. Well sold. #60-1956 DESOTO FIREFLITE convert- ible. S/N 50386984. White & mint green/green canvas/white & green vinyl. Odo: 49,269 miles. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Indifferent older restoration of an uncommon car. Some poor paint prep, top shrinking, incorrect back window is yellow. Nice upholstery, steering wheel disintegrating, radio delete. Chrome straight, trim quite good, windshield cracked in the center. Black plate California car, but must have lived around the coast, as rust looks scary and trunk and correct carburetors. Fair interior, but inside of deck hatch painted black. Checked chrome, exhaust not typical. Trunk locked. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $41,040. A veritable money pit; the correct parts will be hard to find and expensive, as observed by an SCMer who has a similar car. Better hope the side curtains were in the locked trunk. Prices on '54s have taken a hit lately, and I fear the buyer had a 2007 price guide in his back pocket. In much better shape than the '58 offered here, but that's not saying much. Well sold. #199-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N P55H152710. Red/white hard top/red & white vinyl. Odo: 66,894 miles. 292ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Quickie red paint job on a very straight California black-plate car, which was originally red. Bumper chrome thin, glass good, seats decent, rubber OK. Tags expired in 1994, tires OK, exhaust correct. Mileage of being not quite finished. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,780. 1955 Pontiacs don't have the appeal of Chevys, and the design seems more like continuation of the '54 instead of Chevy's complete rethink. This looked like a fair restoration on a very sound car, but the colors weren't very appealing, the old top should have been replaced with one that's white, and the bumpers ought to have been plated. Well sold, as the Tri-5 market is softening, and this was one of the less desirable examples. #116-1955 CHRYSLER WINDSOR Nassau 2-dr hard top. S/N W5576526. Dark blue/silver/blue & gray brocade. Odo: 98,938 miles. 331-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. The low-line 2-door hard top of the Windsor line, behind the Newport, and quite rare. Decent repaint is color change from medium blue to dark blue. Straight body, nice interior, radio missing. Good trim, but rear bumper is on the ground behind the car, and right taillight is broken. No floor suspect. Front and rear carpet glued down with epoxy. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $32,400. In the distant past I owned a '56 Fireflite coupe, and I remember being dismayed at how it rusted. As a convertible, this was even more at risk, and I'd be scared to get very far into it for fear of what I'd find. Mid-range money for a low-range car, perhaps from a phone bidder, as it photographed well. I predict we'll see this again. Well sold. #110-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-dr hard top. S/N VC560005286. Red & white/red & white vinyl. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Straight, non-rusty body. Later motor fitted with headers and Holley carb. Good chrome and trim, one custom wheel cap missing. New interior with rear seat piled in trunk, aftermarket gauges, and cheesy aftermarket steering wheel. New looks accurate. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,980. A very sound car with nice even wear that had been criminally repainted. Sleeping Beauty in a cheap, rented frock. Sold for mid-money, but I'd love to have seen it as it looked before the 108 wipers. Evidence of horrible botched welding at passenger's side rocker, which suggests floors might be suspect. Fitted with power steering and power brakes. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,130. This had the feel of an unfinished project that had been rushed. The color change made no sense, though it looked good. Could be a real eye-catcher when it's finished, but apparent haste begs all sorts of questions about brake master cylinder and battery fitted. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $16,200. At last, a car that looks like it belongs in red and white. Lots of potential here and a practical proposition to finish, as long as the work so far is good. Otherwise, this was a lot of money for something you're going to have to redo. Plus, the audience for Tri-Fives is getting older, and when it comes to their cars, they want no stories. #109-1956 CHEVROLET NOMAD wagon. S/N VC56143885. Bronze & cream/ bronze & cream vinyl. Odo: 48,971 miles. 455- Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Medford, OR ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Straight non-rusty body, decent paint in good colors, chrome pitted and some trim missing. Bizarre transplant of 455 Olds V8 with Edelbrock carb and tortured headers. There's so little room under the hood that the battery was relocated to under the back seat. Torq-Thrust mags, California plate. Nice interior, all glass good. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $22,680. An interesting project which must have seemed like a great idea in about 1976. Nowadays, most people prefer all-Chevy projects, and looking under the hood, you could see why. I suppose the main question is how well does it work? Regardless, I'd be tempted to buy a good crate-sourced Chevy big-block and start over. Well sold. #98-1957 GMC SUBURBAN CARRIER pickup. S/N 1018PY4697. Candy Apple Red/ black vinyl. Odo: 74,669 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Excellent paint, good chrome, unmarked glass, big back window. Very straight body aside from fiberglass bed sides, new wood floor in bed. Interior not quite finished, with redone seat, clunky steering wheel, and wobbly three on the tree. American mags fitted Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,160. Another criminal repaint which probably cut the price of the car nearly in half. When did you last see a faded old Nomad in one of the best Easter Egg colors? I kept wanting to believe this was another car altogether, but the interior suggested otherwise. Average book on a '57 Nomad is pegged at about $60k, even allowing the current down market, and I have to think this car would have been pushing $50k in its original faded hue. #61-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J58S106146. Red/white canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 90,549 miles. 283-ci 230-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. No power steering, no power brakes, crispy wiring, no trunk lining, scruffy engine compartment, fat tires have scraped fenders. Fresh red paint—was purple a week before the sale—and still sticky... looks trim all there and quite straight. Glass OK except for cracked driver's vent window. No power steering or power brakes, headliner falling down, driver's seat torn, driver's side floor rusty. 2008 tags. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $4,860. Rare-and-should-be Gothic monstrosity that's the proverbial white elephant: It costs a fortune to feed, it doesn't do any useful work, and in some bizarre way, it's a sacred memory of the 1950s. You could spend a fortune rebuilding and refinishing this car only to discover that it drives like a bad dream. Well sold. #108-1959 FORD FAIRLANE 500 Skyliner retractable hard top. S/N B9RW103354. Red & white/red/red & white vinyl. Odo: 93,014 miles. 352-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. The last year of the infernally complicated retractable hard top. Oregon car with straight body, good paint, and rough chrome. Nice interior, but big puddle on passenger's seat suggests top does not fit well. No power steering or power brakes, but fitted with dual exhaust. Missing trim on right rear, with radial tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,280. Almost done and nicely so, but still needed interior work, and since it's already modified, that could stand significant upgrading. Good money, but Suburban Carriers are much rarer than the sister Chevrolet Cameos, so no harm done. I say well bought for the fun factor. Quite a bit nicer than the stock-appearing lot 75, which sold for $12,960, and what are the odds of seeing two of these at the same sale? #89-1957 CHEVROLET NOMAD wagon. S/N VC570136227. Red & white/Coral & gray vinyl, black cloth. Odo: 14,162 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Red repaint of original Coral car, done since Silver's auction catalog was printed. Handsome interior still color matched to a Coral exterior. Very sound old car with a very straight body, nice chrome, good trim, and decent tires. No power steering or brakes. February 2010 back buckets. Faux console, aftermarket tach, radio delete, strip speedometer stuck halfway. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,500. Looked like a Nevada gambler's car—all it needed was the name “Lucky” on the door and a role in a B 109 like somebody sat on right rear fender when paint was wet. Ratty interior, missing trim all over. Iowa license plate, so rust must be a concern. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $28,620. Rode hard and put away wet, THEN painted. Hard to see an upside to this, even if it had a new motor, which certainly seemed unlikely. A plain Jane that looked to have led a very hard life; somebody call Car Protective Services. Very well sold and boldly bought by a bidder with a lot of time on his hands. #153-1958 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 4- dr sedan. S/N 588C04615. Pale blue & white/ blue cloth. Odo: 99,296 miles. 371-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Remarkably complete. Paint thin but original, acres of chrome still quite good, complex wheels a mix of mags and steel units with and without hubcaps. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $16,200. Does anybody have good memories of these? The last I have is my friend Mike Martin taking the rear seat out permanently so he could jump the 25 solenoids in order and make the top go up and down. And when the top's down, you have room for a pair of shoes in the trunk and a roll-center level with your shoulders. Then again, maybe the buyer had already rebuilt two worse examples. Otherwise, bravely bought. #56-1960 OLDSMOBILE 88 convertible. S/N 607C14720. Magenta/white vinyl/white & magenta vinyl. Odo: 295 miles. 371-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Mild custom with hood decked, all script removed, and triple-carb J2 engine fitted with much underhood chrome. Unusual magenta metallic paint, straight body and decent chrome, custom interior with silly-looking high

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Silver Auctions Medford, OR movie. Considering how rare these are in stock form, the last owner took a step backwards every time he “improved” it. Unmodified and in this condition, it might have sold for three times the money, so it was very well bought at the correct price. Now take it apart and start over. #115-1960 BUICK INVICTA convert- ible. S/N 6G8007718. White/red canvas/red & white vinyl. Odo: 10,925 miles. 364-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Straight, non-rusty car with a quick paint job. Nice interior, chrome fair, recent top still looks good. Fitted with power steering and power brakes, power steering features new pump. Firewall rattle-canned red, windshield cracked, door lock missing on driver's side. Driver's door features wind-up window, while Quick-looking red paint over a pretty straight California black-plate car. Trim missing, chrome pitted, dash buckled, no top—just a tonneau. Fitted with new fuel pump, new battery, and aftermarket wheels more at home on a 1/2-ton pickup. Good interior and carpet, dash buckled. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $6,200. A basic summer convertible that needed finishing. Let's hope the top mechanism was under those bows, or this car will be headed to Southern California or Arizona. Somebody gambled that all the mechanics were OK, and if they aren't, it's going to be a long haul—and he'd better have a parts car. Oh, and ditch those wheels. No harm done at this price. #150-1963 STUDEBAKER GT HAWK the other three are power. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,720. This felt like it was rushed to conclusion before the details could be addressed. The driver's door had obviously been replaced, and a new windshield won't be cheap. The Achilles heel on these cars is the Dynaflow transmission, and if the rear seal leaks, it means dropping the torque tube axle and rolling the whole thing back to replace a $2 seal. Do the bushing too, or you'll be back there in three months. Well bought if the transmission doesn't leak and it doesn't need an exhaust system. #121-1960 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-dr sedan. S/N 06110121074. Blue/blue checked cloth. Odo: 9,992 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Fairly straight Plain Jane V8. Right rear fender spear missing, grille dinged on driver's side. Rusty floors, rust in left rear fender and fin tip bent. Glass good with a few wiper marks to windshield. Feels like it was parked in a barn in about 1972. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $1,728. A lot of enthusiasm here, as this was a good start for almost anything from a low rider to a big-block dragster or Bonneville car. One thing you can be sure of; the cost to buy this car will be one of the smaller checks to be written from now on. Nevertheless, well bought at the price paid. #114-1961 FORD GALAXIE convertible. S/N 1J55Z115819. Red/red & white vinyl. Odo: 107,261 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. 110 could be correct. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $5,400. A mediocre paint job almost condemned this car, and it certainly accounted for the unenthusiastic price. This was the next-to-last year of Hawk production, and it shows how desperately poor Studebaker was when its recently redesigned star car came so poorly equipped. But I owned one of these years ago and I liked it. Well bought, as long as the buyer is willing to put some money into it. #73-1964 PONTIAC LEMANS convert- ible. S/N 824F28378. Gold/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 55,782 miles. 326-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good repaint of very straight California black plate car. Top good, interior original and scruffy with split driver's seat. Fitted with power steering, power brakes, bent up dual exhaust, spinner hubcaps, and aftermarket stereo. Scrape on left rear fender cap, bumper chrome thin. Mileage looks accurate. Cond: 2-. SOLD Sports Car Market coupe. S/N 63V6908. Silver blue/white vinyl/ blue & white vinyl. Odo: 32,398 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Very straight and solid body, nice vinyl top, correct interior. Cheapie color change paint job from previous dark blue. Fitted with power brakes but no power steering, no air cleaner on engine. Bumper chrome checked, trim not bad, grille good. Mileage AT $21,060. Seemed like a very honest car in not very sexy colors. I guess Aunt Trudy got too old to drive and it went to the daughter as a high school driver. But it's not a GTO, and if there's any money left in the muscle car market, that's where it is. This price was about right, until you factor in redoing the interior and fitting a new exhaust. Still, I liked the car, and I'll call it well bought, as it's going to look better and better with the passage of time. #119-1966 MERCURY PARK LANE convertible. S/N 6W65Q565945. Red/white vinyl/dark red vinyl. Odo: 60,777 miles. 410-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Straight body with good paint, top, and chrome. Nice upholstery is damp, some interior panels missing. Evidence suggests dash was pulled and not put back fully, with several switches missing. No wipers, no air cleaner, new alternator. Fitted with power steering and power brakes. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,400. Another incomplete project with much still to do, but what had been done was encouraging. I was surprised to see this car outside a tire shop in Portland the Monday after the sale, so I expect I'll see it around. These cars are uncommon, but they weren't very popular when new, so Thor Thorson's axiom applies: Desirable then, desirable now. Seems like a good buy until you check out price guides on finished examples—there's less margin in this than you'd think, with a good example bringing about $17k. #155-1968 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO SS 396 pickup. S/N 138808Z146119. Maroon/black vinyl/ brown vinyl. Odo: 30,511 miles. 396-ci V8,

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Silver Auctions Medford, OR 4-bbl, auto. Appeared to be a real SS with correct gauges, a/c, power steering, power brakes, power windows, and Torq-Thrust mags. Very straight body with no visible rust, fair older repaint, good vinyl roof. Mostly intact underhood, but with a/c compressor unhooked, rusty chrome valve covers, no battery, and '91 tags. Damp behind seat, as usual with these. NRA and AOPA stickers. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,450. If this had run earlier in the day it might have done better, but I might have bought it, too. Everything's available to fix it, and it's a fast, usable package with a/c. Overall, it seemed like a right car that had just been sitting around in covered storage, and at this price, it was one of the better buys of the sale. #118-1969 FORD TORINO GT fastback. S/N 9K42S152860. Maroon & white/white vinyl. Odo: 25,933 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Straight body with good paint and correct stripes, some peeling on dummy air intake. Good chrome and trim, unmarked glass. Correct interior, door sill plates missing, dash buckling, driver's door handle loose. Factory wheels fitted with white-letter Goodyear TAs. Both reverse lights broken, one wiper missing, radio antenna broken off. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $6,480. One of the better cars here, but there were questions about why it hadn't been finished. A 390-ci auto with column shift is a mundane package—a 4-speed and a/c would have made a huge difference. Still, a rather good buy, as there aren't many surviving examples of this “zero rear visibility” model, whose main mission was to win on the high-speed NASCAR tracks. #27-1971 BUICK EL GRANDE convertible. S/N 466671Y134050. Black/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 57,359 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Hilarious Clenet-style custom, once the property of Lothorien Limo Service in rough-and-tumble Oregon City. Supposedly one of 19 and the only convertible. Measures four feet from front bumper to radiator, fitted with faux sidepipes, faux sidemount spares, and stretch trunk. 1998 license plate says $100k and documents draw heavily on modern fables, like a billionaire sheik who paid $1m for one, etc. Tired overall. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $4,860. Wretched excess at its wretchedest. Looks like a prop from the X-rated cartoon “Fritz The Cat.” Short of cruising The Strip in Vegas, I can't think of a thing you could do with this car. With only two doors, it's not even a useful hire car and would you want YOUR daughter to ride in it in a parade? I'm guessing the new owner has a great sense of humor, and if so, he'll get $4,860 worth of fun out of it. ♦ uctions Medford, OR 4-bbl, auto. Appeared to be a real SS with cor- rect gauges, a/c, power steering, power brakes, power windows, and Torq-Thrust mags. Very straight body with no visible rust, fair older repaint, good vinyl roof. Mostly intact underhood, but with a/c compressor unhooked, rusty chrome valve covers, no battery, and '91 tags. Damp behind seat, as usual with these. NRA and AOPA stickers. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,450. If this had run earlier in the day it might have done better, but I might have bought it, too. Everything's available to fix it, and it's a fast, usable package with a/c. Overall, it seemed like a right car that had just been sitting around in covered storage, and at this price, it was one of the better buys of the sale. #118-1969 FORD TORINO GT fastback. S/N 9K42S152860. Maroon & white/white vinyl. Odo: 25,933 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Straight body with good paint and cor- rect stripes, some peeling on dummy air intake. Good chrome and trim, unmarked glass. Correct interior, door sill plates missing, dash buckling, driver's door handle loose. Factory wheels fitted with white-letter Goodyear TAs. Both reverse lights broken, one wiper missing, radio antenna broken off. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $6,480. One of the better cars here, but there were questions about why it hadn't been finished. A 390-ci auto with column shift is a mundane package—a 4-speed and a/c would have made a huge dif- ference. Still, a rather good buy, as there aren't many surviving examples of this “zero rear vis- ibility” model, whose main mission was to win on the high-speed NASCAR tracks. #27-1971 BUICK EL GRANDE con- vertible. S/N 466671Y134050. Black/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 57,359 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Hilarious Clenet-style custom, once the property of Lothorien Limo Service in rough-and-tumble Oregon City. Supposedly one of 19 and the only convertible. Measures four feet from front bumper to radiator, fitted with faux sidepipes, faux sidemount spares, and stretch trunk. 1998 license plate says $100k and documents draw heavily on modern fables, like a billionaire sheik who paid $1m for one, etc. Tired overall. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $4,860. Wretched excess at its wretchedest. Looks like a prop from the X-rated cartoon “Fritz The Cat.” Short of cruising The Strip in Vegas, I can't think of a thing you could do with this car. With only two doors, it's not even a useful hire car and would you want YOUR daughter to ride in it in a parade? I'm guessing the new owner has a great sense of humor, and if so, he'll get $4,860 worth of fun out of it. ♦ February February 2010 111

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eBay Motors Online Sales Parts-Hauler Pickups This sale defines market price for driver-condition Unimogs, although “driver-condition Unimogs” might be an absurd pairing of oxymorons Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics I t's pretty hard to haul a transmission in the back seat of a Porsche 911, so if you're in the car collecting or resto- ration business for long, you're going to need a pickup. But that doesn't mean you need something bland—or even something sensible. Condition inferred from seller's descriptions; cars were not physically examined by the author. All quoted material taken from the eBay listings. (sf=seller's feedback; bf=buyer's feedback) #220205380251-1960 EMPI SPORTSTER convertible pickup. S/N 2955215. Khaki/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 71,543 miles. 16 Photos. Canton, OH. “Before the Meyers Manx, there was the EMPI Sportster. These very first VW based dune buggies were steel bodied and available in kit form or finished through select VW dealers. Only a few hundred were made with the advent of fiberglass bodied competition. This particular Sportster may be the best one in the U.S. Exceptionally nice paint gleams, the Photos. Pine, CO. “VERY nice unrestored land cruiser HJ45, longbed, diesel, LEFT HAND DRIVE! This is an extremely rare truck; it was imported from Honduras. I have not seen any other HJ45's for sale in the US ever. AMAZING original condition for a 28yr old truck, the frame still has all the original flat black paint form Toyota with hardly ANY surface rust.” OK, but there is through-rust under mats in cab and a bevy of bubbles on the tailgate... 40 bids, sf 72, bf 34. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $16,500. Americans only got the FJ40 jeep-style body. The “H” in HJ45 means diesel, and the “5” in HJ45 means pickup. Add to that the fact that most diesels were RHD, and this configuration is rare times three (rare cubed?). That is the only reason this crusty old work truck sold for parity with a nicely restored FJ40. Although this price does not surprise, I call this HJ45 well sold, because it's going to need a total restoration, and that cost will never be recouped. #260378021805-1947 HUDSON pickup. upholstery and bikini top are excellent. Really peppy and fun.” 21 bids, sf 368, bf 11. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $10,875. What a difference one season makes. I know this car and the great SCMers who exchanged it just four months earlier (in November). Thing is, they used eBay to set the price, and it went for only $6,950. The exact same car (with most of the same description) moves 30 miles and waits four months until March, increasing in value by almost 40%! Well sold, and may that be a lesson to all of us thinking about selling our Dune Buggies as winter sets in. #230283879209-1972 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG 406 pickup. S/N 40612110019611. 112 Orange/gray cloth. Odo: 38,298 miles. 20 Photos. Vancouver, WA. “This is an original Mercedes Unimog in great shape and low miles. The bed dumps sideways or backwards there are PTO's front and rear.” Bed is well worn on top and filthy on the bottom. “21 speed cascade transmission. This thing can crawl less than 1/2 mph.” Note: At this rate it would take more than eight years of running 24/7 to cover 38k miles. “This diesel has an amazing towing capacity. Plenty of books and extras.” 29 bids, sf 71, bf 4. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $13,000. Together with a similar green one that sold a few months earlier, this sale defines market price for driver-condition Unimogs. Because “driver-condition Unimogs” might be an unprecedentedly absurd pairing of oxymorons in this case, maybe it makes more sense to say decent-looking Unimogs that function well could be expected to sell in the low- to mid-teens. #120312219971-1980 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER HJ45 pickup. S/N HJ45047221. Green/white/gray vinyl. Odo: 146,667 miles. 24 S/N N/A. Black & surface rust/red vinyl. 26 Photos. Springfield, MO. “ONLY 2917 PRODUCED IN LAST YEAR. THIS WAS AN ORIGINAL HUDSON SERVICE TRUCK. NO NEW PAINT KEEP IT ORIGINAL WITH FEW UPGRADES. A NEW FLOOR WAS PUT IN AND IT IS NOT WELDED TO THE FRAME SO CAB CAN BE REMOVED. WOOD IN BED LOOKS REALLY GOOD, IT IS WEATHERED BUT IS THE ORIGINAL STUFF. RUST ISSUES ARE... CAB AREAS, FRONT FENDER, SMALL PART ON R FRONT RUNNING BOARD, LEFT REAR FENDER, SOME NEAR REAR END ON FRAME. FRONT SEAT HAS BEEN REDONE.” 26 bids, sf 184, bf 119. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $6,603. Curiously, the seller suggests Sports Car Market

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that “THIS WOULD MAKE A GREAT RAT ROD,” indicating we're on the other end of the parts car/rat rod spectrum than the pictures led me to believe. Fair price for a rolling project with interesting dealership history. #150388279819-1949 CHEVROLET pickup. S/N 21GPD5899. Royal blue/dark gray velour. Odo: 827 miles. 24 Photos & 1 video. Mesa, AZ. “Nicely restored... looks better than new. 99% of parts either new, refurbished, or rebuilt.” Some chafing on bottom edge of sagging driver's door. “All body weatherstrips, window felts, glass rubber, vibration isolators/strips new. Mostly bone stock. Exceptions are 235 just don't flip it literally before you do so figuratively. #280237913801-1983 GMC CABALLERO Custom “Studemino” pickup. S/N 1GTCW80H4DR501829. Gold/brown cloth. Odo: 61,500 miles. 8 Photos. Glen Mills, PA. “What if Studebaker had made one of these? NEW are the following: Shaved doors w/remote, wheels & tires, paint (urethane), radiator, hoses, condenser, a/c compressor (134a), receiver etc., air shocks & lines, battery & cables, weatherstripping, window felts, lake pipes, bed Online sales of contemporary cars. 2010 Ferrari California Fresh Meat 6-cylinder engine - 1958 model” and cloth seat coverings. “Smooth and reliable. This could be an everyday driver or a show winner. Amazing shape all over.” 1 Best-Offer Bid, sf 51, bf n/a. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,901. At about a 25% discount to one that had been restored to original specifications, this price was fair to both parties. Nevertheless, it seems like a bit of deal, because the seat and engine upgrades mean it's going to be more comfortable and reliable than an original truck, and you'll be tempted to get more use/fun out of it. #140361064041-1967 FORD F150 Kustom convertible pickup. S/N N/A. Gold metalflake/white vinyl. 17 Photos. Celeste, TX. “THE RIDDLER (Not like the award but like the awesome dude in tights on the Batman show in the 60's). Custom manufactured in the USA... by Dusty Rods in Leonard Texas. It was driven into the shop as a stock 1967 Ford F150 and left the shop as a really cool one-off kustom show rod. liner finish, factory rubber bed liner, headliner, sunvisors, seat covers, dash cover, sill plates, rugs, etc, etc. It has been a real head scratcher, always just stared at!” 23 bids, sf 75, bf 139. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,800. From some angles this is one pimp pickup, and from others it's just plain dorky. Although the seller explains the Studemino “has been appraised at almost twice the reserve,” it sold for about double what I would expect. Well sold. #130334413623-2005 SEAWOLF 150 am- phibious pickup. S/N 1FTRF122X5KC49847. Blue Metallic/Gray Cloth. Odo: 28,700 miles. 18 Photos. Hollywood, FL. “THE TITLE ON THIS TRUCK IS REBUILD AND HAS ALSO A WATERWAY REGISTRATION. THIS IS AN AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE. IT DRIVES ON LAND AND DRIVES LIKE A BOAT ON ANY BODY OF WATER. AUV (AMPHIBIOUS UTILITY VEHICLE). THE BASIC CAR IS A FORD F150, 6 CYLINDER AUTOMATIC. FOR THE AQUATIC PROPULSION A KAWASAKI AMG Black Series Date sold: 12/03/2009 eBay auction ID: 110462012283 Seller: Mercedes-Benz of Littleton, Littleton, CO, Sale Type: New car with 10 miles VIN: WDBSK79F19F156575 Details: 1 of 175 in U.S.; Iridium Silver/black AMG leather; handbuilt AMG 6.0L twin-turbo V12, 661 hp, 738 ft-lb of torque, 0–60 mph in 3.6 seconds Sale result: $299,995, 1 Buy-It-Now bid, sf 8, bf n/a MSRP: $304,350 Other current offering: Autobahn Motors, Belmont, CA, www, asking $304,350 for similar car. 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR Date sold: 11/30/2009 eBay auction ID: 250534764459 Seller: Bentley Gold Coast, Chicago, IL, Sale Type: Used car with 703 miles VIN: ZFF65LJA8A0168881 Details: Triple black w/red piping on electric, diamond-tufted seats; 4.3L V8, carbon steering wheel. MagneRide suspension Sale result: $249,995, 1 Buy-It-Now bid, sf 5, bf n/a MSRP: $231,322 Other current offering: Marshall Goldman, Warrensville Heights, OH,, asking $255,900 for red/tan car with 700 miles. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 Everything is metal and all the work is first rate. Moon Gas Tank. Custom Grill with '54 Corvette Teeth and Cabinet pulls. 454 Chevy w/700 R4. Runs and drives great.” 14 bids, sf 179, bf n/a. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $17,100. This terrific looking kustom went for a rat rod price. With all this eyeball and metalworking craftsmanship, I would have to think it would do better at a live auction—ideally in Vegas or Reno. Well bought, February 2010 WATER JET WITH 130 HP. DESIGNED FOR RECREATION OR SEARCH AND RESCUE SITUATIONS. VERY DEPENDABLE SINCE THE FORD BASE TRUCK IS NOT CHANGED. NO EXOTIC PARTS USED.” 0 bids, sf 29, bf n/a. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $68,000. Does this thing come with a box of Swisher Sweets, a pack of wife beater Ts and a case of Coors Light? How else could the seller justify opening the bid for the bastard lovechild of an F-150 and a jetski up here in new GT500KR territory? It's clear this guy was just using eBay for cheap advertising. Maybe he's as afraid as I am that if he started the bidding low with a sub-$50k reserve, he might actually sell a couple dozen of these to wellheeled, water-loving people of WalMart. ♦ Date sold: 11/27/2009 eBay auction ID: 190352334632 Seller ID: detailer708, Roslyn, NY Sale Type: Used car with 1,661 miles VIN: WDDAJ76F96M001001 Details: Black/black; carbon fiber, completely hand-built; 600 hp, 200 mph Sale result: $210,990, 13 bids, sf 120, bf n/a MSRP: $450,000 (base) Other current offering: Rusnack Bentley Pasadena, Pasadena, CA,, asking $259,900 for black/black car with 4,550 miles. ♦ 113

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Motobilia Carl Bomstead Kaufman Toys Net $2.9m Second of three auctions is a stunner: live steam 1912 Marklin fire truck makes $150k, while '59 Ford Fairlane tin toy surprises at $22k T he second installment of the Donald Kaufman toy collection sale, conducted by Bertoia Auctions, took place in Vineland, New Jersey, on September 26, 2009, and 1,130 sold lots realized $2.9m. (The first part of the collection sold March 19–21, 2009, and 1,447 lots sold for $4.2m—see July 2009, “Motobilia,” p. 116.) In all, the second installment exceeded the estimates by a considerable amount. The sale offered an amazing array of automotive games, space toys, and cast-iron and pressed-steel toys, along with very desirable early German lithographed toys. It's hard to imagine how one individual could acquire such a large and varied collection, and there's still a third auction scheduled for April 2010. condition with a perfect decal on the rear spare tire. The salesman's tag with pricing information was still with the toy. Originally priced at $6.50 a dozen. I'll take three cases, thank you. LOT #2018—BING FOUR- SEAT TOURER. Estimate: $18,000–$22,000. SOLD AT: $59,800. Made in Germany circa 1904 and one of the earliest of Bing's touring cars. It was 10¾″ in length and hand-painted with a green body and yellow contrasting fenders, featuring a large center lamp and nickel lamps at the windshield. In exceptional condition, considering it was over 100 years old. Sold for a substantial but not unrealistic price. LOT 2401—HUBLEY LOT 2189—BOXED LOT 2188—BOXED 1959 FORD FAIRLANE CONVERTIBLE. Estimate: $500–$700. SOLD AT: $21,850. This Japanese lithographed tin 11″ toy was made by Yachio and was complete with box. The toy was in wonderful condition but there is absolutely no explanation for it selling for 20 times its estimate. Can't you buy a decent full-size one for close to what was paid for this toy? “ATOM JET” RACER. Estimate: $4,000–$6,000. SOLD AT: $21,850. This impressive toy was 26″ in length and was complete with the box. It was made by Yonezawa and is thought to be the third in a series of Atom Racers. It is the most futuristic of the three, with dramatic styling and an unusual front end treatment. It was in excellent condition with onlt minor touch-ups to the body. The packaging added a bunch, but the final number was still way over the top. I'd have guessed somewhere around $12,000. HILLCLIMBER MOTORCYCLE. Estimate: $6,000–$7,000. SOLD AT: $36,800. This 1930s cast-iron Harley-Davidson motorcycle, complete with rider, was in excellent condition, with exceptional paint. It was the nickeled spoke-wheel version and the rider's jacket was embossed “Harley-Davidson.” Condition made the difference here, and it sold for five times the high estimate. LOT 2296—1911 CARETTE LIMOUSINE WITH BOX. Estimate: $15,000– $18,000. SOLD AT: $32,200. This German hand-painted limousine had beveled glass windows and nickel headlamps and side lanterns. The driver had been repainted and there was minor paint flaking on the front fender. The box was rather non-descript, but the toy was in exceptional condition and sold for almost twice the high estimate. LOT 2451—AMERICAN LOT 2321—TIPPCO LOT 2316—MARKLIN LOT 2397—VINDEX SALESMAN SAMPLE 1929 OLDSMOBILE SEDAN. Estimate: $8,000–$10,000. SOLD AT: $11,500. This 8″ cast-iron toy was in near-mint 114 LIVE STEAM FIRE TRUCK. Estimate: $40,000–$50,000. SOLD AT: $149,500. This was manufactured by Marklin in Germany circa 1912. Handpainted, open frame and exposed boiler. Powered by live steam that pressurizes the water hoses. The side hose reel frame has been repaired and a door handle replaced. Less than five are thought to exist. Stated to be in excellent condition, it sold for three times the high estimate. BOXED MICKEY AND MINNIE RIDING MOTORCYCLE. Estimate: $40,000–$60,000. SOLD AT: $71,300. This was made in Germany in the early '30s and is thought to be the best example to have survived with its original box. The toy was in exceptional condition, with little wear noted, but the box was torn and missing several flaps. However, it is the rarest of the rare and sold accordingly. In the toy world, as with many other collectibles, rarity and condition are the winning combination—so expect to pay accordingly. NATIONAL BUICK BARBER'S CHAIR. Estimate: $12,000–$15,000. SOLD AT: $29,900. This original children's barber chair had a porcelain base and a 1920s Buick pedal car for a kid to sit in while having a haircut. Manufactured by Koken Co. in Chicago, it was in excellent condition with exceptional paint and trim. A few of these are known and surface every now and then, selling for about what this one realized, so the price was right. LOT 2295—1905 MARKLIN OPEN TOURING CAR. Estimate: $25,000– $35,000. SOLD AT: $40,250. This hand-painted touring toy car was made in Germany and was 11½″ in length. It was in amazing condition, with tufted seats, rubber tires, and a full assortment of lanterns. Expensive but not overpriced, considering its age and condition. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Bike Buys KTM Duke Put up Your Dukes! At a wet weight of 315 lb, KTM's Duke is a nutter's bike, capable of wheelies and stoppies at will, and pluperfect for urban or Alpine scratching by Tim Parker K TM is Austrian for Kronreif Trunkenpolz Mattighofen—a metalworks business started by one Hans Trunkenpolz (and a Mr. Kronreif) in 1934 in Mattighofen, some two hours due east of Munich, north of Salzburg. The company assembled its first motorcycle with a Sachs engine in 1954, and by 2004, its annual motorcycle sales had reached 84,421 units for over $750 million in revenue. In 2007, KTM ignored con- ventional wisdom and launched its Dallara-conceived lightweight, industrialstrength, Audi-powered X-Bow sports car. That's crossbow, not “X marks the spot.” Today, KTM battles BMW to be Europe's largest motorcycle manufacturer. KTM made its reputation with all-conquering dirt bikes—big and small, 2-stroke and 4-stroke, singles and V-twins. They are familiar sights at motocross, hare scrambles, desert racing, ISDE, Pikes Peak, Baja, and Paris-Dakar. For ten years through 1977, American John Penton sourced his well-loved brand of dirt bikes from KTM and thus kept the name out of the U.S. market. A desperate all-night search for a global name KTM's first street bike, internal project name “Terminator,” was launched at Cologne's IFMA show in late 1992, with a raptor-like nose fairing with ellipsoidal double headlamps side-by-side and swathed in garish orange paint. Gerald Kiska restyled the earlier KTM LC4 Enduro with 17-inch wheels and a large 320-mm front disc brake. “Duke” was chosen later by Kalman Cseh (then responsible for such decisions) from 20-plus names that project leader technician Wolfgang Felber had sourced from English and Italian dictionaries, in a desperate overnight search for a global name. Felber was later to remark that he was reminded of road racing world champion Geoff Duke. Production of the Duke 620 started in 1994. “620” Perfect Duke owner: Rehearses “the bike made me do it, officer!” in the mirror. Rating (HHHHH is best): Fun to ride: HHHHHH Ease of maintenance: HHH Appreciation potential: HHH Attention getter: HHHHH Years produced: 1995–2010, except 2007 Number produced: 8,000 approx. SCM Valuation: $2,500 (1995)–$6,800 (2008) Tune-up cost: $200–$300 Engine: 609-cc (620), 625-cc (640), 654-cc (690), 690-cc (690 R), 4-valve, SOHC, water-cooled, 4-stroke single Transmission: 5-speed; 6-speed (690) Weight: 315 lb Engine #: Right side of cylinder head Frame #: Right side of steering head Colors: Orange, green, yellow, red, white, black, light blue, titanium More: SCM Investment Grade: B (620); C (640) was clearly the sexiest number closest to its actual capacity of 609 cc, (101-mm bore and 75-mm stroke upped from the Enduro's 558 cc), well-proven in Germany's Sound of Singles road racing championship. LC4 translates into liquid-cooled 4-valve, also with a single overhead cam and balancer shaft—and 5-speeds—offering 50 horsepower at 7,250 rpm. At a wet weight of 315 lb, the Duke is a nutter's bike, capable of wheelies and stoppies at will, and pluperfect for urban or Alpine scratching. Cycle World's opening road test sentence was “Rude, Crude and Socially Unacceptable… in other words Way Damn Cool.” Five hundred of the first series were produced, plus 50 with a 400-cc motor. Each one had EDITION 1, #X engraved on the top triple clamp. Close to 300 came into the U.S. in 1995, and around 250 a year for the next few years. In 1996, an electric starter was added. In 1998, the engine capacity was increased to 625 cc, (later known as the 640.) A total of 4,000 Duke 620s were made—in one color only each year: orange in 1994 and '98; black in 1995 and '97; yellow in 1996. The 1998 models were not imported into the U.S. Check those torque settings The Duke II (1999–2007) came in lime green, red, light blue, titanium, black, orange, yellow, and white, and the Duke 690 of 2008 (actually 654 cc) was white, black, or orange. It continued LC4 development, with the striking visuals being cast wheels and twin oneabove-the-other headlamps. The 690 offers an under-motor exhaust like Buell, fuel injection, and a 6-speed. No 640s were imported in model years '03 through '06, and there was no 2007 production at all. KTM's LC4 motor is tough. Maintained and rid- den properly, it'll run and run, but insufficient oil and coolant will overheat and destroy it. It's important to regularly check torque settings everywhere because of vibration—particularly on the exhaust system. The chassis components are top-notch from manufacturers such as WP (now owned by KTM) and Brembo, and the bikes are screwed together very well. Longevity is good and parts supply is strong, but so is pricing (some chassis parts prior to 1998 may be hard to source). The Duke is all about riding. More supermotard than naked superbike, it tops out at about 110 mph and will cruise endlessly at 80 until dry (a tank lasts about 120 miles). Mileage is about 50 per gallon. It vibrates, but because it fuels and shifts so perfectly you soon forget. After a couple of hours riding, it's time to refuel, stretch and un-numb your bum. Freeway riding is a little tedious, but the ramps on and off are manic. Its tall seat fits all, mostly because you can move around to avoid discomfort. The Duke tours, frankly, as well as anything, and trips of 400-plus miles non-stop are entirely possible. I bought a new 2000 Duke II in 2004 at half retail (then $8,000-odd) from a Minneapolis shop on consignment from a North Dakota dealer who knew how to sell dirt bikes. It now has 6,000 miles without mishap, to be replaced by a 2008, 2000-mile 690 bought on eBay for $6,800, against today's MSRP of $10,898. (Note: A Duke 690 R was launched at IFMA, Milan, in November 2009 with a longer stroke to 690 cc and another 7 hp.) Good 620s should be $2,500 and up, 640s $3500 and up. Walk from any that do not have proven maintenance. And don't for a moment be confused by KTM's 990 Vtwin Super Duke. Not the same but equally good. Ask the man who rides one. ♦ 116 Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers Comments With Your Renewal Enjoyed Wes Aplanlap's Sarah Palin leaves Wasilla to begin her book tour. —Bob Peterson, Brooks, GA RUNNER-UP: First arrival at the “Octogenarians Gone Wild” convention in Portland, Oregon.—Doug Knight, Haddonfield, NJ You have got to be prepared for every uncertainty—Al Zim, Bedford, TX Proof positive that Elvis lives.—Patrick E. Bryson, Woodbury, CT 36-foot party yacht with dingy, bar, TV, the works. Sea or road worthiness questionable.— Alex Gershanok, Pittsburgh, PA Not only did the Ultimate Limo have a skating rink inside, it even carried its own Zamboni on the back.—Jim Rosenthal, Annapolis, MD Even the Beverly Hillbillies shop at the Scooter Store.—Kurt Ewald, Troy, MI Mercury XII to Mission Control… Houston, we have a problem.—Dean Mayer, Los Gatos, CA The Detroit Old Strippers Home takes a road trip.—Bob Skotnicki, Pawleys Island, SC Shaquille O'Neal's retirement transportation.—Graham Pike, Carmel Valley, CA This hideous Lincoln / that you may see / Since the bank took the mansion / is home to me / Now, may I have some Grey Poupon?—Frank Koch, Baton Rouge, LA Alaska leads the nation in wheelchair-limo accidents.—Joe Amft, Evanston, IL What, no hot tub? Just a stinkin' ATV.—Lorrie Peterson, Brooks, GA Continental Kitsch.—Kick Wheeler, New Milford, CT Ya know them big ol' fancy yachts with them li'l speed boats attached? That's the look I was going for.—Roland Aviles, New York, NY “Drive till you can't see Russia in the rearview!” she said as she left the Alaska governor's mansion.—Rod Diridon, Jr., Santa Clara, CA One-off ex-Governor Palin Lincoln 6x6 “Queen of the Tundra” limousine with attached all-terrain tracking vehicle; ps, pb, pw, cruise; gun ports, on-board field butcher shop, cold storage, twin inboard/outboard beer taps. Offered at no reserve.—Doug Masto, Wall, NJ Tiger, dear, when we dis- cussed buying a new limo, recall that I said the putting green and accessories package would be a bit much.—Daniel Brenzel, Menlo Park, CA (Obviously submitted in pre-Escalade-crash days. Imagine the caption possibilities now.– ED.) ADA-approved limo for the mobility-impaired.—Dan Faustman, Elk Grove, CA I brought it along in case we get stuck.—Stephen R. Miller, Muncie, IN Because he recognizes that a media sensation requires sensational transportation, Bob Peterson wins a soon-to-be-collectible SCM cap. ♦ This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: January 25, 2010 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative, or provocative response and receive a Sports Car Market cap. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; email: mysteryp; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo. If we use it, you'll also get an official SCM cap. Email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 118 November coverage of the Alexander Woodie sale. Continue the irreverence.—Frank Fitzgerald, Grosse Pointe Park, MI Please profile more “only original once” machines; we love the stories behind them.—Brian Saba, Saratoga, CA. It's a nice change to see original cars given at least as much respect as restored ones. They both have their place; some cars have been used so heavily, or neglected to such an extent, that they must be restored. But those that have survived, unrestored, represent remarkable snapshots of history.—KM Great coverage from a guy who believes in great American iron.—B. Corwin, Hingham, MA Great publication. The only car mag I subscribe to.—T. Bradley, Menomonee Falls, WI It's been 13 years now with SCM, and it keeps getting better. More Isettas!—R. Reina, Neshanic Station, NJ Thanks for your support for the LeMay Museum.—R. Falleur, Milwaukie, OR.We have always viewed it as a worthy cause. It's great to have such a place so close to our home here in Portland.—KM The motorcycle auctions are interesting. More please.—Phil Spaid, Fallbrook, CA My monthly escape to exciting places. Love it.—Kenton Parker, Piney Flats, TN Great magazine, even for us dreamers.—Ron Foley, Babylon, NY I look forward to every issue, and I tell my friends about it.—Ron Timmerman, Portland, OR I think back to the days of four pages. Great, informative magazine. Continued success.—Ray Marty, Kirkland, WA.Well, our printing costs were certainly less then! But those mimeograph drums were expensive.—KM Looking forward to the new Price Guide.—T. Lomme, Essex, CT. You should have it in your hands at this very moment.—KM Thanks for providing more BMW coverage, especially the 6 Series.—P. Rohovsky, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Best thing since Hugh Hefner.— A. Holverson, Wauwatosa, WI. Now that's a scary thought, for a variety of reasons. Are you suggesting SCM is car porn?—KM Great remembrances of Uncle Raymond.—R. Ehle, Vancouver, WA. I only wish I had spent more time with him, especially in the last couple of years. You never know what twists and turns life is going to take, and it's important to make the most of each moment and each meeting. I know that sounds trite, but the older we get, the truer that thought becomes.—KM And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewals.—Keith Martin Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: 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. Concours quality frame off nut & bolt restoration. BRG, Tan Leather, Black Top. Jaguar Heritage Trust Certified matching #'s. Outstanding road manners, $125,000. 678.361.4639 Photos available. 1963 Jaguar XKE 3.8 Coupe 1956 Jaguar XK 140MC/SE OTS Immaculate museum quality. 20,000 miles. Maintained to perfection with records. The best. All original. $50,000. Email or call 202.822.0993. (DC) German 1983 Audi Quattro Coupe Mech. Sound, new exhaust, good tires. Rally suspension, European headlights and grill. $9,000. Call Gene at 650.245.3089. (CA) 1958 BMW 503 English British Sports Car Collection For Sale! tenance and receipts. 13.5k miles. Low $60s. Call T.J. for additional details at 414.964.9208 or email 2005 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe A spectacular California car finished in black with black leather. All matching numbers. Original books, tools, spare, jack. Perfect mechanicals, gorgeous cosmetics. Ready to perform flawlessly on rallys, tours, or just for weekend cruising. $75,000/offer. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. website: 2000 Jaguar 3.0 S-type The results of over 40 years of collecting. AustinHealey 3000 and Frog Eye, MGA, MGB, and MGTC, Sunbeam (Tigers only), Triumph, Morgan, and more! I will sell as a select lot or individually. Rare books and other provenance come with each car. Longtime SCMer who would like to see the cars in good hands. Write or call 808.342.1036. (USA) 1958 AC Aceca Pristine 2005 Aston Martin DB9 coupe. 7,210 actual miles! No accidents to paintwork. It is absolutely stunning!!! Tungsten with burgundy factory chrome wheels, heated seats, red brake calipers, tinted windows, clear bra, car cover. Call 208.420.8113. 1952 Austin J-40 Pedal Car Very clean, 70,000 miles, white with camel interior. Automatic, 4 door sunroof, CD, one owner. Drives and handles like new. $7,900.00. Call 610.442.7183 or email (PA) 1960 MG A 1600 One previous owner CA black plate car, same owner past 40 years, no expense spared body-off restoration in 2005. Red/blk. Concours winner, no excuses. 77k mi and 2.5k since resto. $26,800. See details at or call 951.901.5088. Wanted: MG Wanted: Early MG B roadster (pre-1968) restored or maintained to original specs. Would consider a stalled restoration also. I am in northern California. Call 707.942.0546 or call 2009 award winner, the best in the US! Full details, pictures, etc. at, or call 434.426.8506 or email 1964 AC Cobra 289 Wonderful restoration to original specifications of a great pedal car. Original color. 62” x 27”, 90 pounds of quality. $3,000. Call Bill Drake at 585.227.1936. (NY) 1965 Bentley SSS C-2 1988 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Droptop Magnolia, tan top and hides, 20,000 original miles. unmolested, three owners, books and tools, new Coker white walls, perfect to show and drive. Offered at $59,500. Call 772.545.4972. French 1988 Citroën 2CV Charleston A very well documented car with one owner from new until 1999. 49,000 original miles; Mechanically all original; paint and leather redone per factory original. Fully serviced, fully sorted. A great car for show or touring. Comes with original top and side curtains. Call for details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. Web site: 2003 Aston Martin DB7GT One of 83 examples in the U.S. All scheduled main120 #3 Tempero Shortnose LeMans, factory all aluminum, 1,100 miles, 2 owner, Concours winner, 4.2L, 4-speed/overdrive, twin cockpit screens, magnesium alloys, books, records, tools, Brg/green, absolutely spectacular, $136,000. Call 913.915.6789. Built by Bentley factory apprentices as a prototype. 1996 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance attendee. Museum piece, amazing provenance, extraordinary documentation. Contact Robert Halpern 863.651.3062. 1955 Jaguar “D” Type Original Owner, No Rust, Always Garaged, Sun Roof, AT, BBS Wheels, Continental tires (new), 126K miles, new battery, oil changed 3000 miles. $2800. 520.797.3041 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL roadster 1958 BMW 503 Cabriolet that we literally took out of a barn in Ohio. This rare treasure, a series II car and 1 of only 129 produced, is available for sale with a concours winning restoration.The collector car market is very hot for this model, profit potential exists. Call Mike for details at 847.295.3200 or email 1977 BMW 530i DB50 White with red, new paint and interior by Hatch & Sons in 2003. Contact: Stu Carpenter,, tel. 781.444.4646, 1963 Mercedes-Benz 220SE cabriolet DB40 Black with red, 59,000 miles, 1990s Hatch & Sons restoration, 4 speed manual transmission. Contact: Stu Carpenter,, tel. 781.444.4646, 14,000 original miles. Original paint, interior, tires, everything! Absolutely the best 2CV you'll ever see. Runs perfectly, needs nothing. Looks great, runs great. $25,000.00. Call Bill Young at 707.939.8173 or email (CA). 1981 Renault Turbo 1 1977 Mercedes-Benz 240 Diesel Sedan Superb original condition. Gorgeous original paint. Beautiful original tex interior. 92,000 one owner miles. Original documents and sales brochure. Just like 1977. $6,250. Call Richard at Champion. 508.336 or email (MA) Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 1986 Porsche Euro 930 part of major private collection. $4,750,000. Richard Purcell, 310.497.5465. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy 1970 Lamborghini Miura S Second owner, all in CA, 179K miles, Manilla Yellow/ Cocoa int all original, immaculate throughout both tops Euro Lamps. $11,500.00. Call 916.635.3559. 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL White/Blue interior. 180k miles, all extras. Good condition, A/C does not work. Everything else works perfectly. No dents, no rust. $25,000. Contact E.L. Mendleson at 240.401.0606. (GA) 1995 Mercedes-Benz e320 cabriolet Original owner offering this stock 930, 5200 miles. Excellent condition with full documentation. Black w/ champagne interior. Includes factory European parts removed for EPA/DOT conversion. $69,500. Call 928.468.6212, or email 2001 Porsche GT-2 Clubsport Silver with Tech Art black leather interior. Full roll cage, fire systems. Concours condition. 2,000 miles. One owner. $125,000. Contact Douglas Brown at 845.351.5443. (NY) 1964 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Interesting history. Equipped with high performance heads and cams. Outstanding condition. Recent Platinum awards at Concorso Italiano and Ferrari National. $1,100,000. Fantasy Junction,; www.fantasyjunction .com. 510.653.7555. (CA) 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Excellent condition with 87k original kilometers. Rebuilt engine, transaxle, suspension by P. Ottis. Tan interior. Brand new XWXs. Some tools, pouch, and books. $220,000. Call 415.897.0862. (CA) Pearl white, black cloth top in ex cond. New AC compressor and top hydraulic in 2009. 70K miles. Excellent. Asking $17,900. Email wgreener@bsk .com or call 585.233.1727. 1963 Porsche 356B Cabriolet Black plate California car restored to true 100% factory correct concours condition. All matching numbers, original colors of Bahama blue, white interior, white top. All original books, tools. A flawless car, fully sorted to drive as new. $39,000/Offer. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. Web site: 2008 Volkswagen R32 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 7000 miles from new and in absolutely superb condition. Always maintained to the highest standard for a great driving experience. All hydraulics perfect. Dark blue metallic, white interior, documented service. $95,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. Web site: Japanese 2000 Acura NSX-T S/N 4629. Strong presentation. Great to drive. Restored in rare original color. Matching numbers, SV rears, A/C. $475,000. Fantasy Junction,; www.fantasyjunction .com. 510.653.7555. (CA) 1973 Maserati Bora 8 CYL engine, CR gearbox, AP brakes, Racing suspension, 16” wheels, new Bridgestones, AC, Alpine CD/6, Willans belts, Blue, 28,000 miles, $28,000. Call 949.280.2920. 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS QV A matching numbers black plate California car that came east about 15 years ago. Great original body and floors; 100% original interior; comes with original manual and tool kit. Quite rare to find great original drivers like this one. Certificate of Authenticity in hand. Won't last long. $69,500 firm. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. Web site: 1964 Porsche 356SC Cabriolet 80,500 miles, records and in excellent condition. $36,800. Call Michael Shaw at 678.895.1871 (cell) or email 1982 Datsun / Nissan 280ZX #1263/5000. 15,000 miles. Never titled. Still on MSO. $23,500. Call Edward at 708.946.2309. (IL) Italian 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ 21,655 miles, mechanically restored by Alfa of Tacoma at 18K, all service records available. New tires and exhaust system. Price $37,500. Call 360.379.3048. 1990 Ferrari Testarossa Sweden 1983 Volvo 242 “Flathood” Turbo Black with red leather, original SC engine, matching numbers, well preserved 1990s restoration, certificate of authenticity. Contact: Stu Carpenter,, tel. 781.444.4646, 1978 Porsche 911SC S/N 1012600067. Beautiful, crisp restoration. Light and fast. Undisputed history. Eligible for premier events worldwide. $268,500. Fantasy Junction,; www.fantasyjunction .com. 510.653.7555. (CA) 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Black with red, only 13,400 miles, one owner from new, manuals, tools, original window sticker, major service complete. Contact: Stu Carpenter,, tel. 781.444.4646, Super original, low mileage car with factory A/C and sunroof. Mint original paint, supple leather, and ultra clean throughout. Original tools come with the car. $21,500. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. Web site: 122 1958 Fiat 600 Abarth Berlina RED/TAN Complete ground up restoration-many 1st place awards including Platinum at Cavalino. Cover car July 2007 Car Collector. Famous race history, Used as race car for many years. Restored 5 years ago. Pro built 850 engine with mild cam and Webber. Street legal. California title and registration. $8,500 or trades. Call Jim at 916.204.9206 (CA) Sports Car Market American 1931 American Austin roadster Recent 30k service @ 33,211 miles including New alternator, A/C compressor, clutch and bearings, computer, new tires and re-chromed wheels. Recovered dash. Call Larry at 321.377.4231. (FL) 1992 Ferrari 512 TR 1 of 500 homologated versions imported (VIN: YV1AX4723D2236158). 35,740 actual miles! 4sp w/OD. $15,000 obo. Call 303.233.7795 or email White with red leather, well maintained with documentation and factory manuals, 120K miles, 100% original pleasure use car, ready to enjoy. Price is $4,500. Contact information 541.891.6916, or email Car is located in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

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SCM Showcase Gallery Correct and authentic restoration. 2008 and 2009 AACA National Award Nominee. 2008 AACA Grand National Winner. 2007 Austin/Bantam Club Best of Show. $40,000. Email (FL) 1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon 427/390, 4-Speed, Side Exhaust, Leather, Original/ matching #'s, Documentation, Body-off restoration, Top Flight, $105,000 or C1/C2. Trade + cash, 248-561-8972, 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 327/350hp Set up for Nasa and SCCA Racing. Over 30 first place wins. Great for low cost racing. $15,000. Jim 925.963.0570. Call for additional photos. 1996 Dodge GTS Viper Coupe Original owner, snowbird highway miles, 5.7 SFI engine, tow package (never towed). Have window sticker, maintenance and oil change records. Collectors car. 173K miles, $6,990. Call 386.322.2244. (FL) 1914 Cadillac Race Car “Top Flight Award” NCRS winner. Matching numbers throughout. Fully documented including restoration photos. Sorted and ready to be enjoyed. $98,500. Fantasy Junction,; www.fantasyjunction .com. 510.653.7555. (CA) Wanted: 1967 Corvette Looking for mint '67 Corvette convertible loaded, or 1957 Bel Air convertible mint and loaded. Please call Ken at 561.213.9400 (FL) This is a 6 1/2 liter track racer, originally built to race at early half mile horse tracks and county fairs. Fully restored. $175,000, trades considered. Contact George Kaforski at 630.337.0790 or 1992 Cadillac Allante The original Italian hybrid. 56,000 miles, one family owned since new. Very good condition. Dealer maintained, runs and drives great. Florida car now at my Massachusetts home. $8,000. Call Bruce at 617.429.8143. (MA) 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible 1974 Chevrolet Corvette roadster Red/red. Automatic, base engine, air, excellent paint and interior. 65k miles. $19,900. Email Mike at (NJ) 1977 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Unrestored original with 125 actual miles. Believed to be the lowest milage 1977 Z/28 in existence. Award-winner at Bloomington Gold Survivor show. 100% original, less replacement battery, window sticker still on window. $85,000.Email (IL) 1991 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 White/Red, 44K, One of 2044. FX3 Selective Ride suspension, Delco/Bose audio, Power Driver/Passenger seats. No hit/ No paint work. Contact Ed Hutchinson at 1965 Cobra by Unique Motorcars Fuel injected 283/283hp, 3-speed, many optioned. Engine/fuel injection just rebuilt. Ready to enjoy. Black exterior, red and silver interior. Best offer over $85,000. Call Ed at 602.377.1197. (AZ) 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Z06 Tanker One of just 63 ZO6 split windows manufactured with 36 gallon fuel tank, 327ci/360hp. Contact: Stu Carpenter,, tel. 781.444.4646, 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS A true concours quality recreation with mind blowing, pavement ripping performance. A really spectacular car with all fiberglass coachwork, true show quality paint; 500 hp V8, Ford top loader, Jaguar independent rear suspension. Super low miles. Will sell for a fraction of cost new. Please call for details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Website: 1969 Dodge Charger Fully restored vehicle. Factory HP 327 with 300hp. All original California car with copy of original pink slip. Call 213.925.0214 or email 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible The real deal and the best one on the planet. National concours level, and fully sorted for driving. 100% correct and authentic. Original black with gold stripes, correct original automatic transmission. $165,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670, 7,000 original miles, California car until 2004, heated storage since, 383 Magnum, P/S, P/B, A/C, Bronze, Black comfort weave interior, original everything, spare never out of trunk, original window sticker etc., Fantastic Car. $38,000. Call 360.739.8939. Race 1963 Brahma 23 GM 350 fuel injected, aluminum alloy body, ARB locking diffs. Dana axles, XM Radio, iPod interface heated seats, limited production. Contact Tom Fries at 303.514.7282. 1966 Oldsmobile Torodano Fitch Phantom Featured in Road & Track, 19663 One of two built by the legendary John Fitch. Last one remaining. Needs total restoration. Trades considered. $25,000.00. Call 315.415.0261 or email (NY) 1966 Shelby GT350 H Original owner, approx 215 miles, 4 option car, clean, never hit, no paint work, no rain, no story car. In heated, a/c, humidity controlled storage. $153,990. Call Brian at 732.882.2291 (NJ) 1961 Hoyt Special drop tank roadster Western car, virtually rust free. Restored, 56,000 mi., both tops, 312, automatic, p.s., town and country radio, dress up kit. Beautiful. $46,000 815.233.9948 (IL). TLC ICON “New School” FJ40 1972 The most car you could possibly buy for the money. Fresh race eng., Muncie 4-speed, full cage, flame out fire system, fuel safe cell, full race suspension, PBR brakes, new harness and net ect., ect. $7500 obo! To much to list- Track/race ready! (805) 466-1015 or Owner/seller, 100% stock, clear title. 4,850 miles, excellent condition. Spoiler has no scratches, 2 owner car, I've owned for 7yrs., never smoked in. $51,995.00. Email or call 714.264.8201. (CA) 1957 Ford Thunderbird Lovely solid condition throughout. Fully sorted, cosmetically restored, new interior and top. Small V8, 80,700 miles. Perfect daily driver or touch up to show. $25,000.00. Call Michael at 860.429.8891 or email (CT). 2005 Ford GT 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu convertible 1999 Neon R/T Period-built copy of Lotus 23. Well-known SVRA Grp5 sports-racer. Great SCCA history. 1600 BDA. FT200. FTD Sebring/VIR. Race ready. Appraised at $130K. Make offer. George IROC Z-28 SCCA Camaro Road Race Car Historical F-Modified SCCA race car, street legal & registered in California. Body fashioned from an aluminum aircraft fuel tank (drop-tank) on a handwelded tube frame. Constructed and raced in period, early 1960's. Welcome at any top vintage/historical venue. $39,900. Many more photos on our website. Please visit: Email: Call 619.238.1977 1939 Orlebar Schneider Le Mans One-off Special Aluminum body ELVA head 1340# Ex-Leslie Allard U.K. race history including 1st place Silverstone National 6-Hour Relay Race 1954. Full doc. NO RESERVE. Gooding Scottsdale 1-23-10. Call Garth at 310.899.5174 ♦ 124 Sports Car Market

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x222 for information, e-mail: Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33.1.4299202, 33.1.42292021. Maison de vente aux enchères, 7, Rond-Point des Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris. www.artcurial .com. (FR) values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August and record-setting Scottsdale Auction in January. (CA) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor House Lyncastle Road Warrington England. WA4 4BSN www.handh (UK) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service, and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watch unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. (AZ) Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. (UK) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103 (CA) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, 417.336.5616. 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO 65616. (MO) Mecum Collector Car Auction- eers. 815.568.8888, 815.568.6615. Auctions: Kissimmee, Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington Gold, Des Moines, Columbus and Chicago. “Mecum Auction: Muscle Cars & More” on Discovery Network's HD Theater. 950 Greenlee ST, Marengo, IL 60015 www (IL) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 www (CA) The Worldwide Group. 866.273.6394, Established by John Kruse and Rod C. Egan, The Worldwide Group— Auctioneers, Appraisers and Brokers —is one of the world's premier auction houses, specializing in the procurement and sale of the world's finest automobiles and vintage watercraft. (TX) Tom Mack Classics. 888.TOM. MACK, PO Box 1766, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Three annual auctions in Charlotte, NC: April, September, and January. Selling Southern muscle, collector, and antique cars with experience and integrity for 24 years. North Carolina auction license 4017. (NC) Alfa Romeo Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.524.3636, 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 510.525.9435. (CA) RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. (CAN) Russo and Steele Collector AuCarlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. (PA) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the “Services” section on for more details. tomobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele hosts two record breaking ALL RESERVE auctions per year; Monterey, CA every August and Scottsdale, AZ every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. (AZ) www.russoandsteele .com. (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 405.475.5079, 501 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: (OK) Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well qualified experts will advise you on current market 126 Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. (WA) Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offices located nationSports Car Market Motoring Investments. 619-238- 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” American USAppraisal. 703.759.9100, Over 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). toll free: at 800.872.7772 www (VA) Automobilia Steve Austin's Automobilia & Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700, North America's premier muscle car center, specializing in restoring and trading the finest and rarest American muscle cars. We are the home of Speed TV's “Dream Car Garage.” We are a professional, discreet, and fair buyer for your quality American muscle. Shelby American Automotobile Club. 860.364.0449, 860.364.0769. PO Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT) Appraisals 2shores International. 920-945- 0450, 920-945-0450. International marketing services for collector cars. New Showroom in the US! Take advantage of our experience in the global collector market. Based in Wisconsin, working worldwide. Connecting buyers and sellers of collectible automobiles in a global marketplace since 1990. We put our market knowledge to work for you. Call Jurgen today! (WI) 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. Buy/Sell/General wide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man's opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. California Dream Cars Apprais- als. 888.314.3366, Over 30 years experience in Southern California appraising classic, antique, special interest, muscle and custom to current-year models. Specializing in pre-purchase inspections, stated value insurance appraisals, insurance disputes, and expert witness testimony. For more info, visit our web site. (CA) Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company's experts are well qualified to appraise automotive and collectible estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust, or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to help you. (CA)

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maintenance, bi-weekly mechanical integrity routines, and detailing. Every member of BMC has unfettered access to their collection. Finally, the perfect way to enjoy your passion. www Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682, Brighton Motorsports, Scottsdale Arizona is a unique dealership specializing in Vintage European and American Collector Cars with their Sales/Showroom and Mechanical Repair facility in the heart of Scottsdale's legendary auction arena. They also have a state of the art paint & body shop specially equipped to do all levels of repair and restoration just down the road, creating a one stop shop for the avid car enthusiast. (AZ) afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic .com. (FL) Motor Sport Personal Accident Woodies USA. 480.694.7929, We buy and sell great woodies - hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona. (AZ) Classic Car Transport Motor Auto Express, Inc.. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100.Fullservice restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase .com (CA) Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700, North America's premier muscle car center, specialized in restoring and trading the finest and rarest American muscle. Our 55,000 sq. ft facility and 100 car showroom is the ultimate car heaven and the home of Speed TV's “Dream Car Garage.” 360.661.1734, Enclosed Transport. MAX cares for what you care for. We offer Personal, Private, Professional services with liftgate loading for your vehicles. Please contact Randy McKinley, Owner. (WA) Collector Car Insurance The Bridgehampton Motoring Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1 (866) CAR-9648, The Chubb Collector Car Insurance program provides flexibility by allowing you to choose the agreed value and restoration shop. Broad coverage includes no mileage restrictions and special pricing for large schedules. For more information contact us at 1(866)CAR-9648 or www Club. 631.537.5001, The Bridgehampton Motoring Club is unlike any collector car parking and storage facility in the nation. We provide 24 hour key card access, humidity and temperature control, comprehensive video security, epoxy floors, tasteful lighting, rare automobilia, and most importantly services: Pick-up and delivery, battery maintenance, bi-weekly mechanical integrity routines, and detailing. Every member of BMC has unfettered access to their collection. Finally, the perfect way to enjoy your passion. www English AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.643.3225, 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, 978.768.3525. Since 1978, offering restoration and sales of classic European sports and touring models from pre-war through 1960s. Successfully brokering MercedesBenz, Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, BMW, Alfa Romeo. Guidance given with emphasis on building long-term relationships. Sales Manager Alex Finigan: (MA) Grundy Worldwide. 800.338.4005, With 60 years of experience in servicing and preserving the collector vehicle hobby, Grundy provides “The Gold Standard” of insurance, offering the most options to you: Agreed Value, No Model Year Limitation, Unlimited Mileage, and coverage options for Spare Parts, Trip Interruption, Towing and Labor Costs, Inflation Guard, and Auto Show Medical Reimbursement. Fast, immediate quotes. www.grundy .com. (PA) Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. (MA) Coverage. 441.297.9439, 441.296.2543. Email, Limits up to $1,000,000 including accident medical and helicopter evacuation. Comp Capital Ltd. can obtain coverage at competive rates including drivers over the age of 65. Either 12 month policy covering a whole season and or for specific events. Please contact Mark Cooke and or Kevin Way. Collector Car Storage Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, 480.951.3339. Restoration Center 623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85027. The world's BIGGEST and BEST Jaguar Web site. #1 in Jaguars WORLDWIDE. Largest inventory of all models. Ask for “DOC.” Email www.docsjags .com. (AZ) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair, and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems, and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. (CA) Lotus Motorcars of Long Island. 631.425.1555, Factory authorized Lotus dealer. All models welcome, regardless of age. All services as well as our current inventory of new & pre-owned automobiles for sale can be seen at www. (NY) Motoring Investments. 619-238- 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC.. The Bridgehampton Motoring Club. 631.537.5001, The Bridgehampton Motoring Club is unlike any collector car parking and storage facility in the nation. We provide 24 hour key card access, humidity and temperature control, comprehensive video security, epoxy floors, tasteful lighting, rare automobilia, and most importantly services: Pick-up and delivery, battery February 2010 Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servcing-complete 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 (NY) (NY) Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. Motoring Investments. 619-238- 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes 127

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x222 for information, e-mail: specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, 310.274.9809. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis, and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. (CA) Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, Motoring Investments. 619-238- 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” Inspections VeloceSpace. 408.441.7788, Velo- ceSpace (408) 441-7788 “Specializing exclusively in rubber and upholstery products for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati; we also stock classic M-B and Porsche. Our source is the original Italian factory that manufactured these parts for your car in the ‘50s and'60s, hence our products' perfect fit and quality. Visit our website at, or e-mail us at for more information. Garage/Tools Baldhead Cabinet Company. 877.966.2253, Offering a fine selection of quality metal garage cabinets suitable for shop and residential garage applications. SS and custom colors available. Many modules to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. See ad in this issue. www (CA) German Griot's Garage. 800.345.5789, The ultimate online store for automotive accessories and car care products. www (WA) WeatherTech® Automotive AccesClassic Showcase. 760.758.6199, 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100.Fullservice restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase .com (CA) sories . 800-441-8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from All-Weather Floor Mats, Extreme-Duty Floor Liners, Cargo/Trunk Liners, Side Window Deflectors, No-Drill MudFlaps, many different options of License Plate Frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to Restoration - General VeloceSpace. 408.441.7788, VeloCarobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1-866-MB-CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts – for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. ceSpace (408) 441-7788 “Specializing exclusively in rubber and upholstery products for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati; we also stock classic M-B and Porsche. Our source is the original Italian factory that manufactured these parts for your car in the ‘50s and'60s, hence our products' perfect fit and quality. Visit our website at, or e-mail us at for more information. The Healey Werks. 800.251.2113, 712.944.4940. Premier automobile restoration company specializing in exotic, European and classic cars. Complete structural and body reconstruction, upholstery, world-class paint/refinishing, engineering, prototyping and mechanical services. Transport and logistical services available. www.healeywerks .com. (IA) RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, Legendary Motorcar Company. Automobile Inspections LLC.. 860.456.4048, “When you need the job done right.” The nation's premier provider of pre-purchase inspections on classic, exotic and specialty cars of any year, anywhere in the USA or Canada. Fast 72-hour turnaround! Hartford, CT. (CT) Parts and Accessories Performance Restoration. 440.968.3655, High-quality paint, body, mechanical service. Discreet installation of a/c, cruise control, superchargers. Stock restorations done to exacting standards. Clean, well-equipped shop. Near I-90 since '96. We finish your projects. supercharged@alltel .net. (OH) 905.875.4700, You may have seen our award winning, show quality restoration. Our 55,000 sq ft facility is specialized in extreme high-end restorations of rare American muscle cars. www (ON) 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. (CAN) Vintage Events 480.951.3339. Restoration Center 623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85027. The world's BIGGEST and BEST Jaguar Web site. #1 in Jaguars WORLDWIDE. Largest inventory of all models. Ask for “DOC.” Email www.docsjags .com. (AZ) selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www (CA) Sports and Competition Morris and Welford. 714.434.856 2/203.222.3862, We operate an international specialist historic car consultancy and brokerage company based on both the East/West Coasts of the US and the UK offering specialist brokerage services of important historic cars to buyers and sellers throughout the world. (CA/CT/United Kingdom) Muscle Car 1000. 949.838.7076, This six-day luxury tour of Southern California includes exceptional muscle cars, exclusive activities, exquisite dinners, premium hotels, great friends, and fine wine. We're covering Orange County, San Diego, Palm Desert, Lake Arrowhead, Beverly Hills, and a great deal in between. Reserved for 196473 American muscle cars, 1962–68 Cobras, 1955–73 Corvettes. Apply early, as space is limited. (CA) 128 Sports Car Market

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Carl Bomstead eWatch License to Thrill First-year Louisiana plate nets $4,561, Bugatti radiator refreshes, best of four Gulf Oil signs will be hard to match Thought Carl's Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest. Dumbest had a few too many cocktails and upon leaving the drinking establishment drove his motorized recliner into a parked car, resulting in the Proctor, Minnesota, Police Department arresting the “driver” and charging him with DWI. They also seized the recliner and figured they could make a few bucks by selling it on eBay. Enter Dumber, who must have been in the same condition as the recliner driver when he placed the “winning” bid of $10,099. Heck, Armchair Cruisers makes all kinds of cool ones that start at $2,900 and are capable of 45 mph, so ten large was a bit excessive. Dumb, the Proctor Police Chief, got his tail in a knot when the buyer claimed he could not afford the recliner and the funds were not forthcoming, funds that were going to benefit the police department that seized the chair. The chief then threatened to leave negative feedback along with other dire consequences. In today's world, is all this really surprising? EBAY #120482531619—GULF EBAY #110450003605— WHISTLE ORANGE SODA LICENSE PLATE TOPPER. Number of Bids: 16. SOLD AT: $351. Date Sold: 11/1/2009. Whistle Orange Soda is made by Vess Soda, which was founded in 1916, and it's still available in many parts of the country. Early Whistle advertising is very collectible, and this very cool license plate topper appealed to car guys/gals, as well as soda collectors; thus the aggressive price. A rare piece in good condition, so I don't feel the price was out of line. GASOLINE PORCELAIN SIGN. Number of Bids: 25. SOLD AT: $2,313. Date Sold: 10/29/2009. There are about four versions of this sign, and this is the most desirable one, as it has the '30s touring car at the bottom. Condition was off a bit, with edge wear and a few hits on the body of the sign. It was five feet tall and a touch over two feet wide. In better condition, it would have brought another $1,000 or so, and good luck finding the others to complete the set. EBAY #250521609899—BUGATTI DECANTER. Number of Bids: 19. SOLD AT: $811. Date Sold: 11/7/2009. This glass-lined decanter was manufactured by Ruddspeed Ltd. in the shape of the famed Bugatti grille. We have seen decanters in the shape of Mercedes, Jaguar, and Bentley grilles, and they usually sell for a little less than what was paid for this Bugatti example. These certainly are much classier than hauling your bottle around in a brown paper bag. EBAY #330372891783— MICHELIN MAN “BIBENDUM” MASCOT. Number of Bids: 11. SOLD AT: $235.50. Date Sold: 11/4/2009. This mascot was first issued in 1916, in several variations. These are frequently reproduced, and I'm willing to bet a week's SCM wages that this one was a repro. Details such as the button on the cuff were lacking, among other clues. The seller gave himself wiggle room by stating that the origin of the piece was unknown. He also stated don't bid if you won't leave positive feedback. In other words: Don't bitch when you find out I sold you a fakey-doo! EBAY #370282341642— 1915 LOUISIANA LICENSE PLATE. Number of Bids: 33. SOLD AT: $4,561. Date Sold: 11/8/2009. This unrestored plate was issued in 1915, which was the first year Louisiana required automobiles to be registered and issued plates. License plate collectors covet plates in this condition. This being a “first,” there was a ton of interest and the money went way over the top. EBAY #390109161931— CHEVROLET NEON CLOCK. Number of Bids: 15. SOLD AT: $1,315.36. Date Sold: 10/29/2009. These clocks had a ring of neon around the perimeter, and the dealer's name was placed on a plaque in the center of the clock. They are not that hard to find but not usually in as good condition as this example. The buyer paid a premium, but it was well justified due to the exceptional condition. EBAY #160371706859—1927 CHEVROLET “QUOTA TROPHY” RADIATOR MASCOT. Number of Bids: 17. SOLD AT: $535.25. Date Sold: 10/17/2009. These were made of zinc pot metal and usually covered with stress cracks. The engine cylinders were also often broken off. This one was in very nice condition, with only a few minor cracks. The Ryan monoplane was a model of Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis. At the price this was a bargain, as they are usually close to $2,000. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. 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