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Bonhams: Beaulieu, U.K. 9/5/2015

High Sale: 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre $1,059,595

Silverstone: Oxfordshire, , U.K. 9/4/2015

High Sale: 1987 Aston Martin V8 $280,034

Bonhams: Ebeltoft, DNK 9/26/2015

High Sale: 1930 Duesenberg Model J $2,664,534

RM Sotheby

High Sale: 1913 Pierce-Arrow Model 66-A $830,500

H&H Auctions: Duxford, U.K. 10/14/2015

High Sale: 1960 Ferrari 250 GT $11,370,005

Dragone: Westport, CT, U.S. 10/17/2015

High Sale: 1947 Lancia Aprilia $396,000

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“Like” us on Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends February 2016 . Volume 28 . Number 2 FERRARI PROFILES This Month’s Market Movers Up Close ENGLISH by Paul Hardiman 68 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso $1,975,483 / RM Sotheby’s A fair deal for all the logical reasons ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 72 108 1935 Aston Martin Ulster 2/4-Seater $1,142,377 / Bonhams Savvy buyer scores a deal on a rare original GERMAN by Pierre Hedary 74 1966 Maserati Sebring 3.7 Coupe $307,058 / Bonhams A well-cared-for car rides a rising tide AMERICAN by Dale Novak 76 132 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren $407,000 / Motostalgia The electronics may prove costly later RACE by Paul Hardiman 78 1972 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible $77,500 / Auctions America Rarity, options and a top resto raise the price NEXT GEN by Chad T 80yson 144 122 by Steve Ahlgrim 66 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 207 Vehicles Rated at Six Sales 86 98 BONHAMS Ebeltoft, DNK: A focused collection of pre-war coachbuilt classics brings $21m, and 43 of 49 lots hammer sold — Paul Hardiman H&H Duxford, U.K.: A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB brings $11.4m, pulling totals to $21.4m, with 93 of 145 cars sold — Paul Hardiman RM SOTHEBY’S Hershey, PA: Pre-war classics and Brass Era motorcars ring the bell, with 143 of 149 lots sold for $16m total — Chuck Hoffman SILVERSTONE Oxfordshire, U.K.: 35 out of 62 cars sell for $7.6m, ’80s cars hold strong, and a 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante tops all at $1.4m — Paul Hardiman BONHAMS Beaulieu, U.K.: A barn-find 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre saloon goes for $1m, 98 of 116 cars find new owners and combined sales total $5.3m — Paul Hardiman DRAGONE Westport, CT: Sales total $2.5m when 25 out of 57 lots hammer sold, including a $396k 1947 Lancia Aprilia prototype — Adam Blumenthal acebook and look for updates and offers! 1956 Fiat-Bartoletti Tipo 306 Transporter $1,012,824 / Bonhams Priceless Shelby, Scarab, McQueen history 18 1996 Subaru Impreza WRC97 Rally Car $238,413 / H&H A Subaru for high-end collectors Cover photo: 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster; David Tomaro Sports Car Market

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COLUMNS 22 Shifting Gears The Keno Brothers’ first auction, the reborn Petersen Automotive Museum, and Jerry Seinfeld takes issue with us over his 356A Speedster Keith Martin 44 Affordable Classic Although the Fiat 850 Spider pushed from the rear wheels, it never pushed very hard Jeff Zurschmeide 46 Collecting Thoughts Jerry Seinfeld takes issue with SCM’s story about his 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Stephen Serio and Jerry Seinfeld 54 Simon Says Looking forward to 2016 — and looking back at 2015 Simon Kidston 70 The Cumberford Perspective The 1935 Aston Martin Ulster 2/4 tourer’s charm comes from being a true race car Robert Cumberford 170 eWatch An auction guarantee comes due after the sale of an Andy Warhol quadruple portrait of Marilyn Monroe Carl Bomstead Affordable Classic 44 FEATURES 58 2015 Cobble Beach Concours: A secluded Canadian location hosts spectacular cars — Mark Moskowitz 60 2015 Winter Park Concours: Escaping the cold and finding Packards in the sunshine — Bill Rothermel 62 2015 Hilton Head Motoring Festival and Concours: A top-notch nine days of fun with cars — Bill Rothermel DEPARTMENTS 24 Auction Calendar 24 Crossing the Block 32 Concours and Events: Rétromobile, Cars for the Cure and the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance 34 Contributors: Get to know our writers 36 You Write, We Read: Creating new old-car memories, 300SL rims, and an accessible classic 38 Display Advertisers Index 40 Time Pieces: The International Watch Company Da Vinci 40 Neat Stuff: Two naughty calendars and a magical mystery playhouse 42 In Miniature: 1953 Buick Wildcat I 42 Speaking Volumes: Gasoline and Magic 104 Rising Sun: Selected sales of Japanese collector cars 128 Fresh Meat: 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe, 2014 Aston Martin DB9 Volante 158 Mystery Photo: “It’s been said that 914s are ugly. Hah!” 158 Comments with Your Renewals: “Your magazine is better than cold beer, bungee jumping and square dancing put together! Yee-haw!” 160 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 164 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs 20 Sports Car Market Mark Moskowitz

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin People, Places and Things Perspectives on a new auction company, a reborn museum and Jerry Seinfeld’s old 356A Speedster frozen wastes of Siberia if someone there were auctioning a treasure trove of just-discovered vintage Ferraris at no reserve. From my perspective, the Keno Brothers have established a good foundation to build from. They are in it for the long haul, and have just signed a three-year contract to conduct an auction at the Elegance at Hershey each June. If having high-end automobile auctions were easy, everyone would do it. Ultimately, an auction company is judged by its market-priced consignments, sell-through rate and sales totals. We’ll see how things go at Hershey. A museum is transformed On the evening of December 5, 2015, the Petersen Automotive Museum was the belle of its own ball. After many years of first-rate cars languishing in a third-rate setting, the board of directors of the Petersen, with Peter Mullin as chairman, embarked on a $120m fundraising campaign to completely re-identify the building. The design and construction team included Kohn Pedersen Fox (ar- Lighting up Museum Row in Los Angeles F bed. I couldn’t have imagined that one day, just a few blocks from my tiny studio apartment at 24 Thompson Street, I’d be looking at cars worth millions of dollars being sold at auction. The Keno Brothers, Leslie and Leigh, are best known for their exper- tise in evaluating furniture and antiques on the “Antiques Roadshow” PBS television series. They also have a love for fine automobiles, and they recently turned their passion into a business: Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions. Their inaugural event, “Rolling Sculpture,” was held on November 19, 2015, at a transformed space at Skylight Clarkson Square in Soho. For a first-time outing, it was impressive. They selected just 40 auto- mobiles and displayed each one on a raised podium in three white-walled rooms. It was reminiscent of a sculpture gallery. They claimed that what would set them apart from their competitors — and it is a crowded field indeed at the high end — would be their transparency and commitment to provide accurate historical information about their consignments, as well as thorough pre-purchase inspections for prospective buyers. On auction afternoon, the room was filled — the Kenos claim there were more than 1,500 people in attendance. SCMer Andy Reid did a fine job of providing the introductions, and British auctioneer Simon Hope persevered with cheer through an evening where the sell-through rate was 50% — a difficult task for any wielder of a gavel. When the dust settled, just over $8m in cars had been sold, and only one for more than a million dollars: a 1967 Bizzarrini Strada 5300. Two other cars that nearly made the seven-figure club were a 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S at $974,400 and a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 at $950,000. Best buy of the evening was a pale yellow 1968 Toyota 2000GT that sold for $683,200 all-in. You’ll find a complete report in our next issue. Despite the well-done surroundings, few of the consignments were fresh to market, and fewer still were priced right. The most difficult part of holding any auction is getting good kit — buyers would trek to the 22 orty years ago, when I lived in a gritty section of New York City near Canal Street and Avenue of the Americas, I was happy when the cockroaches didn’t dance on my toothbrush at night. My space was so small that the refrigerator doubled as the headboard of my chitects), A. Zahner (steel exterior ribbons) and Scenic Route (interior design). The results, while controversial, are to my eyes 100% successful. The once-dowdy building at 6060 Wilshire Street on Los Angeles’ Museum Row has become a striking visual tribute to the elements of speed and style that the automobile embodies. My daughter Alexandra and I attended the gala. As you might expect, many of the luminaries of the collector car world were there, including good friends Peter and Merle Mullin, Bruce and Raylene Meyer, Barry and Karen Meguiar and many more. Alex and I started our stroll at the Mullin Grand Salon on the ground floor. The current exhibit, “Rolling Sculpture,” featured magnificent marques, including Delahaye, Bugatti, Rolls-Royce and Voison, with spectacular coachwork. They are spread around like so many brightly colored candy confections. The Bruce Meyer Gallery, on the third floor, was filled with silver cars in an exhibit called “Precious Metal.” It included three Best-of-Show winners from Pebble Beach: a 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti coupe, a 1937 Horch 853 Sport cabriolet and a 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Arlington Torpedo. To see so many cars, all rare, exquisitely restored and impeccably presented rocked me back on my automotive heels. The far-reaching and aspirational scope of the architecture and exhib- its demonstrates that the Petersen’s board is firmly moving the museum into the 21st century and beyond. Speedster spat Jerry Seinfeld, legendary comedian, longtime SCMer and noted Porsche collector, defends his purchase of what we called “The Derelict Porsche,” beginning on p. 46. Our experts Miles Collier and Donald Osborne, in their evaluation of the sale in the November 2015 issue (p. 54), said the car was in poor shape and that the buyer overpaid. As the proud new owner of the car, Seinfeld got together with SCM Contributor Stephen Serio to take issue with their evaluation. They talk about why they believe Collier and Osborne got it wrong. Collier wrote a rebuttal of their rebuttal, which is on p. 52. There’s nothing like a vigorous difference of opinion to make the pages of a magazine smoke like a well-used 356 engine being pushed to redline. Enjoy the read. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted • Star Car: 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR coupe ($2m–$2.2m) More: www.bonhams.com Artcurial — Rétromobile 2016 Auction Where: Paris, FRA When: February 5 Last year: 156/175 cars sold / $53.8m Featured cars: • 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Spider. Built for Gianni Agnelli (Artcurial estimate: $750k–$1m) • 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB. From the Antoine Midy Collection ($10m–$13.2m) • Star Car: 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spyder Scaglietti. Extensive important period race history. From the Pierre Bardinon Collection ($30m–$34m) More: www.artcurial.fr Petersen Salem Collector Car Auction Where: Salem, OR When: February 6 More: www.petersencollectorcars.com Star Car: 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, the 1955 Frankfurt Motor Show car, at RM Sotheby’s in Paris Leake — OKC 2016 Where: Oklahoma City, OK When: February 19–21 Last year: 305/430 cars sold / $6.8m More: www.leakecar.com RM Sotheby’s — Paris 2016 Where: Paris, FRA When: February 3 Last year: 54/67 cars sold / $22m Featured cars: • 2004 Ferrari Enzo. Finished in Nero Daytona with red Cartier upholstery. Carbon wing and mirror, tinted windows, Enzo monograms, Alpine GPS and audio system, plus backup camera. 2,500 km from new. Currently going through Ferrari Classiche certification (RM Sotheby’s estimate: $1.6m–$2.1m) • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. Presented in restored condition with stunning white paintwork ($1.3m–$1.7m) • Star Car: 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder. The 1955 Frankfurt Motor Show car. With racing history in North America during the 1950s ($3m–$3.7m) More: www.rmsothebys.com Bonhams — The Grand Palais Where: Paris, FRA When: February 4 Last year: 111/143 cars sold / $24.8m Featured cars: • 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB. Coachwork by Scaglietti. Offered without reserve (Bonhams estimate: $2.7m–$3.8m) • 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Coda Tronca. Coachwork by Zagato ($650k– $870k) 24 Auction Calendar Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. JANUARY 7—BONHAMS Las Vegas, NV 7–9—MECUM Las Vegas, NV 8–9—TOM MACK Charlotte, NC 8–10—DAVE RUPP Fort Lauderdale, FL 15–24—MECUM Kissimmee, FL 16—COYS Maastricht, NLD 16—COYS Birmingham, U.K. 23–31—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 27–31—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 28—BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ 28–30—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 29–30—GOODING & CO. Scottsdale, AZ FEBRUARY 3—RM SOTHEBY’S Paris, FRA 4—BONHAMS Paris, FRA 5—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 6—PETERSEN Salem, OR 13—COYS London, U.K. 19–21—LEAKE Oklahoma City, OK 22—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 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. 28–29—RM SOTHEBY’S Phoenix, AZ 23—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 26–28—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ 26–28—McCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 27—SILVERSTONE Stoneleigh Park, U.K. MARCH 2—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 3–5—GAA Greensboro, NC 6—SILVERSTONE Birmingham, U.K. 8—COYS London, U.K. 8—SPECIALTY AUTO Loveland, CO 10—BONHAMS Amelia Island, FL 11—GOODING & CO. Amelia Island, FL 11–12—SMITH’S Cape Girardeau, MO 11–12—MECUM Kansas City, MO 12—RM SOTHEBY’S Amelia Island, FL 12—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Chattanooga, TN 14—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 18–19—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS San Antonio, TX 18–19—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 19—CCA Leamington Spa, U.K. 19—MOTOSTALGIA Amelia Island, FL 26—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 28—THEODORE BRUCE Sydney, AUS Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies Star Car: 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR coupe to be offered at Bonhams’ Paris sale McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auction Where: Palm Springs, CA When: February 19–21 Last year: 417/584 cars sold / $7.5m More: www.classic-carauction.com Shannons — Melbourne Late Summer Classic Where: Melbourne, AUS When: February 22 More: www.shannons.com.au Barons — Collectors and Sports Cars Where: Surrey, U.K. When: February 23 Last year: 30/41 cars sold / $343k More: www.barons-auctions.com G. Potter King — Atlantic City Classic Car Auction Where: Atlantic City, NJ When: February 26–28 More: www.acclassiccars.com Silverstone — Race Retro Where: Warwickshire, U.K. When: February 27–28 Last year: 67/86 cars sold / $5.3m Featured cars: • 1958 MGA Twin-Cam roadster. Ex-Works (Silverstone estimate: $105k– $120k) • 1970 MGC racer. Competition spec with period history ($20k–$25k) More: www.silverstoneauctions.com ♦ Star Car: 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spyder by Scaglietti, with extensive important period race history, at Artcurial’s Rétromobile sale in Paris 26 Sports Car Market

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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com FEBRUARY CALENDAR 5–7 VARA/ SVRA Duel in the Desert, Pahrump, NV; www.vararacing.com 13 Concours in the Hills, Fountain Hills, AZ; www. concoursinthehills.org 26–28 Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, U.K.; www.raceretro.com Getting Together Under the Florida Sun The 9th Annual Boca Raton The City of Light and Great Cars Rétromobile, one of Europe’s biggest and best car events, has the unbeatable combination of great cars on display in the City of Light February 3–7. The Paris Expo Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre is the host for more than 450 exhibitors, 500 cars and more than 100 automotive clubs. This is the 41st year of Rétromobile, and this year’s event will celebrate designer Philippe Charbonneaux. The “Belles Montres” exhibition will display fine time pieces. Artcurial Motorcars’ auction is on February 5. This year’s SCM Rétromobile reception at Café Le Jambon à la Broche is on February 3 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ed Fallon, longtime SCMer and founder of Cave Creek Classics, will host. Spaces are still available — RSVP to meredith.volk@sportscarmarket.com no later than January 18. RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams are also holding auctions off-site during the automotive week. en.retromobile.com (FRA) Concours d’Elegance brings together more than 200 fine cars, Jay Leno and fantastic Florida sunshine. All this adds up to a fun, festive February 19–21. The weekend kicks off in style with a hangar party at Atlantic Aviation at the Boca Raton Airport on February 19. More social gatherings take place on February 21, with the Concours Gala dinner, auction and show, which will include Jay Leno. The Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida opens the gates for the Concours d’Elegance at 9:30 a.m., February 22. This year’s concours celebrates Packard and will feature a CCCA Grand Classic. Proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. Concours admission is $75. www.bocaratonconcours. com (FL) Family-friendly, and for a good cause An array of amazing cars will decorate Lake Mary, FL, on February 13 for the 12th Annual Cars for the Cure. Taking place at Colonial TownPark, this daylong family festival is free to the public. Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association in Central Florida. The weekend also includes a VIP reception at the Westin Lake Mary on February 12 and a registered participants’ drive on Sunday, February 14. www.carsforthecure.com (FL) 32 Sports Car Market

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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor / Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Senior Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston, Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Paul Hardiman (Europe), Jack Tockston Auction Analysts Daniel Grunwald, Doug Schultz, Michael Leven, Cody Tayloe, Kevin Coakley, Adam Blumenthal, Joe Seminetta, Travis Shetler, Leo Van Hoorick, Jeremy Da Rosa, Pierre Hedary, Andy Staugaard, Mark Moskowitz, Gary West, Jon Georgiadis, Bill Cash, Pat Campion, John Boyle Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Robert Cumberford (Design), John Draneas (Legal), Prescott Kelly (Porsche), Thor Thorson (Race Cars) Contributors John Apen, Diane Brandon, Marshall Buck, Dale Novak Miles Collier, Martin Emmison, Jay Harden, Paul Hardiman, Alex Hofberg, Ed Milich, Stephen Serio, John L. Stein, Bill Rothermel, Reid Trummel, Alexandra Martin-Banzer CORRESPONDENCE Email service@sportscarmarket.com Customer Support www.sportscarmarket.com/helpdesk Fax 503.253.2234 General P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 FedEx/DHL/UPS 401 NE 19th Ave., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2016 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors DALE NOVAK, SCM Contributor, started his love of cars by collecting Hot Wheels as a child. His first car was a dead 1970 Dodge Challenger 440 R/T, acquired for the princely sum of $500. He’s been buying, selling, restoring, collecting and otherwise obsessing over classic cars ever since. Dale serves as the voice of Auctions America as well as Tom Mack and Carlisle Auctions. He also serves as a Contributor and Senior Auction Analyst for SCM and ACC. Dale’s collection includes a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger, a “Mister Norm’s” 1970 Dodge Challenger 440 R/T and an ultra-rare 1940 Plymouth convertible (to name a few). When he’s not immersed in the world of classic cars, Dale applies his talents as a seasoned marketing and advertising consultant. See p. 76 for his analysis of the $78k sale of a 1972 Oldsmobile 442 convertible. 34 STEPHEN SERIO, SCM Contributor, is the president and owner of Aston Martin of New England / Lotus Motorsports Inc. in Waltham, MA, although for the most part, vintage European cars are where his heart is. His need to over-indulge in vintage European cars of the 1950s and 1960s inevitably leads to coveting one more car. Recent garage inhabitants include a Porsche 356A Speedster and 356A European coupe, Ferrari 275 GTS and 246GT, BMW 2002 and a Hudson Hornet. HIs vintage-Porsche-driving wife, Amanda, tolerates this all nicely. Turn to p. 46 for his “Collecting Thoughts” response — with Jerry Seinfeld — to SCM’s November 2015 “Collecting Thoughts” piece on the 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster that Seinfeld bought at Gooding Pebble Beach for $583,000. Be ready for a good read. CARL BOMSTEAD, SCM Senior Auction Analyst, has been writing for SCM for 19 years. His first article appeared in the February 1997 issue, and at least one of his articles has appeared in every issue since. When he’s not writing, he serves as a National Director for the Classic Car Club of America and tends to his extensive collection of automobilia. He has been a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the past 20 years, and he also judges at Amelia Island and other major concours. An extensive number of collector cars have passed through his garage, and a 1947 Cadillac 62 Series convertible and a 1968 Intermeccanica Italia are current residents. 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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com New memories on the way To the Editor: In Keith Martin’s January 2016 “Shifting Gears” column (p. 20), he expresses regret for beginning a restoration on his Alfa. He seems to feel guilty for stripping the Spider of not just poor repairs and rust, but also of the “memories of where we’d been before.” Yet he acknowledged that the decision was made to fix a door-fit issue that really bothered him. I get it, having made a similar decision recently regarding an old, daily-driver Porsche. Please recall that the Alfa doesn’t have memories. You do. Alex doesn’t want the car because of the poor door fit, the rust in the trunk or the scratches in the paint. She wants the car because she remembers the time spent with it, and specifically, the time spent with you in it. The real pitfall to your decision, as I see it, is that you might not want to put all of those scratches back in the paint after you get the car back. As long as you enjoy the car when it’s done — as long as you drive it hard and use it as you did before — you’ll create new memories marked by new scratches that you’ll cherish, along with the Alfa itself. You just won’t have that poor door fit to irritate you anymore. I think you can live with that. If you can’t, sprinkle a few show trophies on the Alfa to assuage your guilt before driving her hard again. Restoration is just a part of long-term ownership for a car that’s used as a real car. Enjoy the process — then enjoy the Alfa — and you’ll never look back. — Jordan Cohen, Glendale, CA Keith Martin responds: Thank you, Jordan. My thoughts have been trending the same way — this restoration is just a new part of the Alfa’s life story. And there are fresh memories waiting to be made. Pur Sang Bugatti panned To the Editor: Your brief review of Lot 165 of the Indianapolis Nostalgia Auction (October 2015, 36 You’ll create new memories marked by new scratches that you’ll cherish, along with the Alfa itself Motostalgia Auction Report, p. 128) indicates a more subjective than factual description. The car shown is a replica Type 35B (with compressor) and has an 8-cylinder single overhead-cam engine. Calling it a tribute does more injustice to Bugatti than anything else. Clinging to the appalling rise in rare-car prices, Pur Sang in Argentina does produce ofteninexact copies of many classic vehicles. However, there have been recent actions on the part of sanctioned rallies and competitions to exclude such lookalikes from participation. A buyer should understand that in many countries, these cars cannot be registered for the road. They do not meet the safety and emission standards for their year of manufacture. Hardly perfectly usable! — Jack du Gan, Veneto, Italy What about the 300SL rims? To the Editor: Let’s expand the whitewall discussion (December 2015, “You Write,” p. 36) to polished rims on 300SLs. In my experience as a former 300SL owner and intrepid researcher, 300SL wheels were painted to match the car’s exterior. Hubcaps were the same as on the 190. The Rudge wheels were painted except for the knockoffs. So how do the polished rims pass inspection at a concours? I admit they look better, but original is original. — Gary Francis, Chico, CA Staying on the road To the Editor: I would like to share with those who think the collector car hobby is not for them as we age and our body changes. I found there is nothing designed for those with different needs — until now. It all started with my passion for classic cars dating back over 30 years. I not only look at them as pieces of art, but I also feel they are a piece of history that should be retained for future generations. When my life took an unex- pected turn over 10 years ago, causing me to use a wheelchair for mobility, I tried not to let that slow me down. However, one area that I found was lacking in accessibility is the classic-car hobby. That is when I started planning, shopping, designing and creating. Unlike most who prefer a certain type of car or truck — and then find the one they like and buy it — I had to find a vehicle that would be suitable for my needs. Once that was complete, I wanted to pay tribute to my grandfather and father, who both worked for a company whose roots go back to the Pony Express. That company is the Railway Express Agency, for which my grandfather worked for 46 years. My father worked for the company right out of high school and then again for a short time right out of the Air Force. The Railway Express Agency was the forerunner to UPS and FedEx. It was a governmentcontrolled shipping company that would ship everything from apples to zoo animals. They were crucial during World War II, as they shipped our military sup- Sports Car Market

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Ad Index AIG PC Global Services, Inc .............................................91 American Car Collector ...................................................158 Artcurial ........................................................................16–17 Aston Martin of New England .........................................125 Auctions America ...............................................................33 Authentic Classics ............................................................153 Auto Kennel ......................................................................147 Automotive Restorations Inc............................................139 Autosport Designs Inc ......................................................133 Barrett-Jackson .................................................... 4–5, 41, 91 Bennett Law Office ..........................................................154 Beverly Hills Car Club .....................................................143 Bonhams / SF ........................................................ 12–13, 15 Canepa ..............................................................................131 Cars, Inc. .............................................................................55 Centerline Alfa Parts.........................................................142 Central Classic Cars ......................................155 Charles Prince Classic Cars................................................95 Chequered Flag International ...........................................137 Classic Assets Motor Sports Center ...................................51 Classic Investments ............................................................71 Classic Motor, Inc. ............................................................157 Classic Showcase................................................................64 Continental AutoSports ...................................................143 Cooper Technica, Inc. .........................................................10 Cooper Technica, Inc. .......................................................141 Copley Motorcars .............................................................145 D. L. George Coachworks ................................................109 DC Automotive .................................................................126 DeLorean Motor Company Florida .................................138 Dobson Motorsport...........................................................147 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. .......................................115 Driversource Houston LLC ..........................................30–31 driversroad.com ................................................................106 Electric Garage Auctions ....................................................59 European Collectibles.......................................................141 Exotic Classics ..................................................................136 Fantasy Junction .................................................................49 Ferrari Financial Services .................................................107 Ferrari Market Letter ........................................................155 Fourintune Garage Inc ......................................................151 Gooding & Company .......................................................2–3 Greensboro Auto Auction .................................................119 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance .........................57 Grundy Insurance .............................................................127 GTO Engineering LTD .......................................................99 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ...............................................149 Hahn-Vorbach & Associates LLC ....................................105 Hamann Classic Cars........................................................123 Hendrick Motorsports ........................................................43 Heritage Classics ................................................................53 High Mountain Classics ...................................................150 Hollywood Wheels Inc .................................................82–83 Hyman, LTD .....................................................................113 Images Auto Body ............................................................153 Intercity Lines .....................................................................45 JC Taylor ...........................................................................117 JJ Best Banc & Co ............................................................161 Keno Brothers Auctions .....................................................35 Kevin Kay Restorations .....................................................87 Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat ........................................65 Kidston ................................................................................19 La Jolla Concours D’ Elegance ........................................101 Leake Auction Company ..................................................111 Legendary Motorcar Company ........................................153 Lory Lockwood ..................................................................63 Luxury Brokers International ...........................................145 MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd ....................................56 Mercedes Classic Center ....................................................37 Mershon’s World Of Cars.................................................129 Modena Cento Ore Classic ................................................14 Motorcar Gallery ..............................................................131 Motostalgia .........................................................................21 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions .....................................93 Park Place LTD .................................................................103 Paul Russell And Company ..............................................127 PORsport.com ..................................................................149 Pro-Team Corvette Sales, Inc ...........................................121 Putnam Leasing ................................................................172 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd...................................................89 Reliable Carriers .................................................................85 RM Sotheby’s .....................................................6–7, 8–9, 11 Robert Glover LTD...........................................................135 RPM Restoration & Performance Motorcars ..................155 Russo & Steele LLC .....................................................28–29 SCM Platinum Auction Database ....................................155 Scottsdale Sports & Classic Motorcars ............................112 Shook Legal, Ltd. .............................................................130 Silver Collector Car Auctions ............................................97 Sloancars .............................................................................27 Sports Car Market.............................................................158 Steve Anderson Illustrations.............................................151 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations ..........................................94 Stoddard NLA-LLC ...........................................................39 Suixtil USA .......................................................................135 Symbolic International .......................................................23 T.D.C. Risk Management ...................................................91 The Creative Workshop ....................................................102 The Stable, Ltd. ..................................................................61 The Werk Shop .................................................................159 Unit 56 ..............................................................................139 Vintage Car Research .......................................................155 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ................................................96 Vintage Rallies ..................................................................133 Watchworks ......................................................................159 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. .....................................................125 West Coast Classics, LLC ................................................151 WestWind European .........................................................159 Winkler Realty ..................................................................137 Woodside Credit ...............................................................171 Worldwide Group ...............................................................25 Your Car In Diecast ..........................................................126 38 You Write We Read I had to find a vehicle that would be suitable for my needs plies and clothing. This company helped build America — using everything from horses to railroads to trucks to airplanes. Due to stiff competition in the early ’70s from trucking companies, they went bankrupt in 1975. Once I found this truck, I then designed and customized everything inside and out. The 1960 Ford F-100 Model 82 Panel was the final year of production for this model. With fewer than 7,000 originally produced, there are not many left. My intentions were to customize everything — but still look stock. Although it shares a lot with the F-100 Pickup, there are still some one-year-only parts. It is difficult to find parts for a very-lowproduction panel truck. Six years ago, my dream and designs were ready. After two years of shopping and budgeting, I had the right truck and the right friend — Ken Tomey — to build my dream. The project lasted four years, but now it’s ready to show and enjoy. The colors are all correct, the signs are all hand-painted and the truck number on the front bumper is an actual Railway Express Agency porcelain truck number. There are no companies out there that will do what I’ve done for the handicapped. I’ve applied for patents for my designs. Everything is computer controlled and is activated with a key fob. My hope is if I can help another person who might be in a wheelchair — or has someone who they want to take cruising who is in a wheelchair — then my dream will be complete. Just because life throws us curves, never give up on your dreams. Here is a link to the video showing how it works: http://m.youtube.com/ watch?v=NvgOZaVLB6U. Watch how I designed the bumper to drop under the truck to get out of the way of the lift. The driver’s seat rotates and slides back so that I can transfer out of my wheelchair into the driver’s seat. Then I rotate under the steering wheel and control the accelerator and brakes with hand controls. — Dan Distler, Greenwood, IN Keith Martin responds: Dan, this is great — and very inspiring. Many thanks for sharing. Errata On p. 22 of our 2016 Insider’s Guide to the Arizona Auctions, we stated that RM Sotheby’s is the official auction of the Arizona Concours d’Elegance. The concours does not have an official auction. RM Sotheby’s is a sponsor of the concours, as are Bonhams and Gooding & Company. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg In 1868, American watchmaker F.A. Jones A Watch That Tracks the Centuries established The International Watch Company, one of Switzerland’s first modern watch factories. It was on the banks of the Rhine River in Schaffhausen, a small town in the eastern, German-speaking part of Switzerland. Jones had been a director of E. Howard & Co. of Boston, MA, which was the American leader of fine watchmaking. Jones wanted to use the lessons he learned in factory-based, mass-production techniques. He brought these techniques to a country where much of the competition still employed traditional cottage-style production, where components were made in home workshops and gathered by an assembler to create a complete watch. Since the very start, IWC’s innovations and patents have enriched and furthered the science and art of fine watchmaking. One of the most notable International Watch Company innovations was a perpetual calendar system fit as a complete module on top of a Valjoux 7750 self-winding chronograph calibre. In the early 1980s, Kurt Klaus, an International Watch Company de- signer and watchmaker, was assigned Operation Eternity, which called for taking the basic 7750 module and adding these features: day, date, month, phase of the moon, and remarkably, a four-digit year-indicating system that would self-correct for leap year. That watch was introduced as the International Watch Company Da Vinci. The finished prototype of the calendar module was elegant in its simplicity in components and the user experience. Having only 83 parts, the system employed no corrector pushbuttons to allow individual setting of the various calendar indications. Instead, it was set up to a correct date and moon position at the factory. Adjustments are made by simply advancing the hands through the main crown (positioned at 3 o’clock) until the proper date is reached. Most watches that display the phase of the moon are by design inaccurate. Typically, the moon disc is Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Racy Calendars Take a sexy, surreal, yearlong trip around the Nürburgring and the Isle of Man with these two tasteful 2016 calendars (£20–£25, about $30–$38). Each month commemorates a famous moment from the tracks’ long histories. Artist and journalist Rachael Clegg is the creative mind behind this excellent photo project, as well as the excellent behind in front of the lens. Individual signed prints are also available (£24–£90, about $30–$135). www.rachaelclegg.com 40 Details Production date: 1985 Best place to wear one: This watch should be worn or put on a winder, as resetting the calendar after months or years of sitting still will wear out your fingers Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: is best): indexed to show a new moon every 29.5 days, which creates an error of one day in slightly less than three years. As an individual correction to the moon is impossible on the Da Vinci, Klaus had to get much closer. His final design emulates a lunar cycle — with accuracy to five digits or a single day of variance in 126 years. That means the error will be corrected during factory service, which is more frequent, and will never be noticed. Another remarkable achievement of the Da Vinci is the small rectangular sliding century indicator that shows the numbers 19, 20 and 21 to indicate the first two digits of any year. As this disc moves only once per century, just consider the gear reduction that allows this to happen. One movement of the slide occurs after approxi- mately 25.2 billion oscillations of the balance wheel. As explained in IWC’s own words: “Never before in an IWC wristwatch had a gear train converted the enormous distance traveled by the escape wheel into a single movement of the century slide: Between two of these movements, a point on the outer rim of the balance covers a distance equal to 40 times of that around the Earth.” The Da Vinci watch was considered fairly large when it was intro- duced, but compared to modern norms, it is far from oversized at nearly 40 mm, although the hinged lugs where the strap attaches make the watch seem bigger. The dial is nicely legible considering it sits under nine hands and over the moon disc and year indicator. The case, which is said to be inspired by a Da Vinci sketch of a proposed fortress design, is rather stark and unadorned. The only interruptions are the winding crown and chronograph push buttons. One of the most interesting aspects of the Da Vinci was its price when introduced. An 18k yellow gold version mounted on a crocodile strap with an 18k folding buckle had an MSRP of $20,500. The stainless-steel version (pictured) was $19,500. In essence, the International Watch Company was saying: “We don’t really care what metal you want your watch made out of, you are paying for the mechanism.” This is a refreshing outlook. These days the same may hold true, as Da Vinci models seem to be trading under $10,000 regardless of metal. Take Playtime Further What’s better than a make-believe playhouse? A VW bus, of course. The cardboard Kampini (€80, about $120) includes storage compartments and hiding places, an integrated folding table, lift-off roof, movable steering wheel and an awning. It assembles without tools or glue. www.kickpack-shop.de ♦ Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1953 Buick Wildcat I It’s easy to see why this one-off concept car played a starring role in General Motors’ 1953 Motorama exhibition. We can thank GM’s design chief, Harley Earl, and his vision. It is said that the Buick Wildcat 1 was his favorite design of all time. This car is a standout in design and functionality. Unlike most prototype dream cars, everything on this baby worked. According to owner Joe Bortz, “The Wildcat I was probably the most roadable — and best-built dream car to come out of the 1950s.” Joe Bortz is no stranger to superb, ultra-rare collector automobiles, and the market they reside in, and Minichamps is no stranger to mass-market model-car production. So, these two collaborated to make models, and they have done it very well indeed, with a wonderful line of eight (possibly more) selected concept cars from the Bortz Auto Collection. The Bortz dream machines are available in two scales: 1:43, as shown here, and in the muchlarger 1:18 scale. Both ranges are numbered editions of 999 of each vehicle. Yes, that does add up to a lot of models. I reviewed the Bortz Collection 1:43-scale Model Details Production date: 2015 Quantity: 999 SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: www.minichamps.de 1951 Buick Le Sabre in American Car Collector issue 22, and in looking at that one, and the Wildcat, I am very impressed. I have had a vast number of models through my hands over the years, and I have seen the best and the worst. I know I am looking at a great one when it sits Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Gasoline and Magic by Hilar Stadler, Martin Stollenwerk, Edition Patrick Frey, 288 pages, $66.00, http://motorsportfriends.ch dial at random for a weekend in the 1960s to 1980s, set Evidently, time travel is possible. Spin the the destination as Le Mans or Watkins Glen, Riverside or Spa, and take the ride. Thanks to photo collector Thomas Horat (whose day job is documentary filmmaker), it’s almost that easy. Horat built a huge collection of racing im- ages, more than 75,000 photos from throughout the 20th century, mostly from amateurs who enjoyed easy access that is unseen in the antiseptic professional paddocks of today. Like the preacher’s son who turns to the dark side, the allure of racing cars informed Horat’s fascination with the thing he was denied growing up in a car-free Alpine village. Gasoline and Magic is a just glimpse of the wonders he has on hand, and most of the images have never been published before. Don’t be put off by the “amateur” notion. The framing, content and art- istry in the work glow from every page. These were fans, first and foremost, bringing their knowledge to the track — and their bags of lenses. As such, the subjects are wide-ranging, from coltish majorettes on the starting line to strings of Can-Am beasts circling racks that look terrifyingly dangerous in hindsight. Given the easy access of the period, many of the images are from around the pits and paddock and depict intimate moments of drivers, mechanics and hangers-on. The shots prove the secret rule professional photographers live by: The best images are made before or after the event. Pick any page and you find a lovely moment: Clay Regazzoni and Niki 42 Lauda rehashing the 1974 Italian Grand Prix in which neither finished, Graham Hill and Jo Siffert hanging with mechanics in the paddock at the 1968 U.S. Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, fans squealing in delight as a Ferrari 312B is driven through the paddock gates at Spa in 1970. The whole world of motorsports, in a unique era, comes to life in Gasoline and Magic — and this wonderful book proves that time travel is indeed a wonderful thing. Provenance: You really can’t get any more real than selections of unpublished images of actual events. Fit and finish: The layout is minimalism at the extreme, with single images either at the top of a single page or across two-page spreads, with the slightest of captions. Print quality is good, which sometimes brings out the flaws of the originals — and the amateur photo technology of the period. Drivability: At first, the book felt random, unfocused. But as I turned the pages, the power of the work started to come through. If you have ever spent a day taking photographs with a film camera at an event, you probably have the experience of looking through the prints that came back and being dismayed that the photos didn’t represent what you experienced. But then, like magic, one or two of the photos work — they captured the moment as you saw it. Now, take those few winning images from a thousand different photographers, gather them in a collection and then pick a couple of hundred. That sums up Gasoline and Magic. Now I want more. ♦ Sports Car Market before me, and I can’t stop looking at this model and all its fine details. Although all the models in this range are curbside (no opening panels), they feature an immense amount of delicate and accurate detailing, which is due in part to the very watchful eye of Mr. Bortz, who made certain these models were top-notch examples. Overall, the fit and finish is excellent. The stance is great, as is the smooth, high-gloss cream paint. There is a good deal of chrome trim, all fantastic, and the delicate side chrome strips are actually meticulously applied chrome decals. Looking at the perfectly rendered grille, I noticed that it had a carefully applied black wash to separate the grille bars. Little photo-etched emblems sit proudly front and rear, and there are two almost-hair-thin antennas mounted just in front of superb taillights. The turquoise interior in its replication and detail is just as good as the rest of the model. I was pleased with the delicate white piping applied to the seats. Is there any room for improvement? Yes, the well-done steering wheel could benefit from a photo-etched part to better replicate the banjo spokes. That’s it. This is a terrific model, worth fitting into most any model collection, and it is very reasonably priced at $99.95.

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Affordable Classic Fiat 850 Spider Choose Wisely — or Not at All Many 850 Spider parts are now unobtanium, so don’t buy anything less than the best by Jeff Zurschmeide 1971 Fiat 850 Sport Spider, sold for $8,250 at Auctions America’s California sale in July F rom the beginning, the Fiat 850 Spider has been overshadowed by its big sister, the 124 Spider. The 124 was prettier, more powerful and arranged as a proper sports car with the engine in front and the drive wheels in back. In contrast, the 850 Spider had its engine in the back. Although the little Fiat still pushed from the rear wheels, it never pushed very hard. The Fiat 850 was developed in the early 1960s from the same underpinnings that drove the Fiat 500 and 600. The original engine displaced 843 cc and was rated at 52 horsepower and 46 pound-feet of torque. The transaxle was a Porsche design with four synchronized gears. The Spider shared this driveline with related 850 coupe, sedan and delivery van models, but it received front disc brakes. A tricky emissions fix After three years in Europe, the 850 Spider first came to America in 1967. As a mid-year arrival, just a few made it over before Fiat realized that the cars would have trouble meeting U.S. emissions standards. Fiat also realized that engines under 50 cubic inches displacement were exempt from U.S. emissions, so they reduced the bore by 1 mm, which cut the displacement to 817 cc (or 49.9 cubic inches). To make up for the displacement loss, Fiat bumped the compression to 10:1, yielding about the same horsepower and torque figures as the European model. Performance on the 850 was always uninspiring, especially in the horsepower-happy era of the late 1960s. Weighing in at a rather hefty 1,600 pounds, the little car took 20 seconds to make it to 60 mph and absolutely topped out at 90 mph. A removable metal hard top was available in addition to the standard convertible top, which may have improved 44 Details Years produced: 1967–73 Number produced: 124,000 (U.S.) Current price range: $5,000–$12,000 Pros: Affordable, cute Cons: Rust, scarce parts Best place to drive one: A gently winding road without steep hills A typical owner: Fiat enthusiast with at least one garden shed full of spare parts. Clubs: clubs.hemmings.com/rearenginefiat, www.fiatclubamerica.com Sports Car Market aerodynamics a little, but just a little. The 1968 and 1969 model years came with the 817 cc engine. For 1970 and 1971, Fiat enlarged both bore and stroke, raised the displacement to 903 cc and changed the name to the 850 Sport Spider. The new engine was rated at 58 horsepower and 47.7 pound-feet of torque but failed to improve 0–60 or top speed performance. A special Racer model with a fixed hard top was made in 1970 and 1971. While the drivetrain was identical to the Spider, this model achieved a 0–60 time of 16.1 seconds and a top speed of 93 mph. The Racer model came at a $300 premium over the Spider. In 1972, the U.S. change to SAE Net horsepower dropped the official engine rating to 48 horsepower and 45 pound-feet of torque, but nothing changed materially under the hood. Adding injury to the insult, the DOT burdened the 1972 models with a set of big, ugly bum- Robin Adams ©2015, courtesy of Auctions America

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pers. Fiat announced the follow-on X1/9 sports car in 1973, and that was the end of the 850 Spider. Low price, high sales The price of a new 850 in 1967 was about $2,000, compared with $3,000 for a 124 Spider, or $4,000 for an Alfa Romeo Duetto or a small-block Corvette. By 1973, the price of an 850 had risen only to about $2,700. Because of that, Fiat sold about 20,000 of the little Spiders each year. In all, more than 124,000 Spiders were sold in America. So for a while there were plenty of 850 Spiders around, which kept prices low. Then poor reliability and an impressive tendency to rust continued to keep prices down. For a time, there were active clubs and enthusiasts with boneyards full of parts cars, but even those have now dwindled. Good cars or fright pigs What’s left on the market has bifurcated into two groups — cars that have been maintained or restored to very good to excellent condition, and fright pigs so derelict as to be less than worthless. There aren’t many left between those two extremes. That’s important, because with an 850 Spider, you don’t want less than the best. Among the parts that have become nearly impossible to find are replacement body panels. Rust is endemic in these cars, and fixing it will likely require fabrication because it will be even harder to find a cheap donor car that has not rusted away in the same places. Engine and other hard parts will be equally difficult to find. Find a good one Prices for 850 Spiders have topped $16,000 occasionally, but I’m going to say those buyers got drunk and paid too much. You can find plenty of good examples selling for four figures, such as the 1971 Fiat 850 Sport Spider (Lot 1050) that sold for $8,250 at Auctions America’s California sale on July 17, 2015. It’s a good idea to start your search in the remaining 850 Spider enthusiast com- munity. There are some good cars out there. As a bonus, you’ll probably get a muchneeded garage full of spare parts and body panels with a private sale. The bottom line is that there are very good reasons for the Fiat 850 Spider to remain affordable, but a good one will hold its value at this point. If you can find one of the 850 Racer models, so much the better. Future prospects for appreciation are not great with any 850 variant, but you will get a fun car that is sure to spark more than a few conversations. Just choose wisely. ♦ February 2016 45

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Collecting Thoughts The Value of Originality “That’s what I saw in this car. Something that was right, made well from the beginning, got lucky and lasted.” — Jerry Seinfeld Blue Zone Cars and Being Ahead of the Curve Jerry Seinfeld and Stephen Serio rebut SCM’s take on a 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster that sold for $583k at Gooding’s Pebble Beach Auction by Stephen Serio and Jerry Seinfeld J 46 erry Seinfeld and I first met in June of 2004 when he became the new custodian of a 17,000-mile 1953 Porsche 356 Super, an all-original, low-mileage, matchingeverything miracle in Fashion Gray with a dark blue interior. Being a 70-horsepower Super, it was the highest-performing 356 for sale at that time, which was only the third year of series-production Porsches. I acquired it from the long-term second owner’s estate, and it was in many ways a touchstone car for me to inspect, drive and sell. Since that moment, Jerry and I have had countless conversations about the importance of original cars and how they transport you back in time to when they were first constructed and enjoyed. We are utterly simpatico in our view about how these cars are simply the things that you should strive to own above all other examples, period. A dispute over a 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster The issue at hand today is Lot 158 from the Gooding & Company auction at Pebble Beach this past August, a 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster. I knew fairly quickly after the sale that Jerry was the last man standing, as he outlasted two spirited underbidders. When the November issue of SCM hit my mailbox, I was eager to read the “Collecting Thoughts” column about this car (“Is The Age of the Original Beater at Hand?” p. 54) by two colleagues of mine, Miles Collier and Donald Osborne. After the read, I was wondering if they were talking about the same car I saw. These two respected voices in the hobby, our two good friends, were so strangely clueless and careless at the same time. Mr. Serio with a 1956 “unicorn” survivor Carrera Speedster recently acquired for a client Sports Car Market Jerry and I got together for a three-hour Italian lunch on November 4 to discuss this subject. Here is our conversation, which is edited for your enjoyment: Serio: Let me read to you from the SCM article on the car you bought. “Once again we have a sad example of a naïve buyer whose heart is in the right place trying David Tomaro Matt Nolan

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“This Speedster ... somehow found itself in an environment that enabled it to survive decades beyond what it was intended to without significant deterioration. That’s a Blue Zone car.” to buy an unrestored, original car and paying a whopping great premium for the privilege. Alas, the car is, in fact, an abused and neglected car with massive needs, and aside from the paint, few original surfaces.” Seinfeld: Here’s how off these guys are: I put a clutch in it, went through the brake system, threw on some new tires and took off down the road. My Instagram picture was taken after that first ride, about a week after I took delivery. You can see from the look on my face it was glorious. So much for “massive needs.” You know, this kind of unlikely survival is something that certain things are just favored with. It’s like every once in a while someone gets a break. Every once in a while, a human being lives that full, healthy life into their mid-90s for no real reason other than they got lucky. Lucky DNA, lucky environment, lucky diet, you know, the “Blue Zones,” they’re called. A few places in the world, Sicily, Okinawa, Sardinia. And that’s what this Speedster was. It somehow found itself in an environment that enabled it to survive decades beyond what it was intended to without significant deterioration. That’s a Blue Zone car. Serio: This resonates with me because I’ve just ac- quired a similar-type car for a client in the way of a 1956 Carrera Speedster. This car was owned by one guy from 1962 until very recently. It survived through a few house moves and a mudslide that almost took away the garage it was in. These cars are unicorns. Seinfeld: Here’s what I saw: This car has very little rust; it’s a ’58 Porsche that somehow survived without any special care. I will compare this to my great friend Henri Meyer, who is in his 90s and still driving a Porsche GT3. That this guy has made it this far — he’s not a workout guy, he’s not a health guy, he’s just a guy that through some great good fortune has had this long, beautiful life. That’s what I saw in this car. Something that was right, made well from the beginning, got lucky and lasted. We all know that life is a deterioration process. This is another key aspect of what attracts us to preserve old cars. We know that the world is at war with this thing. Moisture, rust, deterioration, neglect, poor maintenance. Serio: The elements are in sync fighting the car. Seinfeld: The elements are all aligned against the car, and it made it anyway. This is a special, wonderful thing in the world. This is the value that I saw in this 356. The dripping gold plating onto the paint, no artist can recreate this the way 56 years of time can. The gearshift knob has the most gorgeous patina on it. Serio: That’s the perfect storm for that to have ended up that way. But according to Miles, “it’s an abused, badly rusted lump.” Seinfeld: Where is it abused, by the way? What is the abuse? Because someone drove it? Because someone used it to get where they were going? Is that abuse? This February 2016 Mr. Seinfeld with his new old pride and joy 47 was not an art object. That’s exactly the charm of it. This is a coveted, thoroughbred sports car that lived its life as just a car to get around. I love that. Serio: It was also described as repainted. Seinfeld: Not. The chassis is solid. There’s no structural rust. The doors and lids close perfectly. We did a paint-meter check. The paint IS original. Thank you, SCM expert analysts. Also, it retains all its original panels. So much for “few original surfaces.” What were they looking at? For us in this hobby, these are important facts to get right. There’s two issues here, one is what you and I saw and felt about this car, the other is the sometimes incorrect misrepresentations of the people that are working for this magazine. So let’s just add another voice of expertise here, as we’re not new to this. The other thing that bothered me is Miles and Donald are two guys I respect. Well worn vs. restored Serio: Let’s use an extreme example of what you’d rather have. There are 39 Ferrari GTOs. I believe two remain dead-original. Which one would a true collector want, and which one is more valuable? The original cars, yes? The real collector is going to say, “I want the one that wasn’t messed with. I want to go back to the Ferrari factory in 1963 and smell that energy.” Seinfeld: Exactly. Serio: You have six Speedsters. Seinfeld: Yes. But I don’t have a Speedster that tells the story that this car does. And you don’t have to be some highly attuned, overly obsessed enthusiast to get in this car and go, “This is amazing.” I don’t know why people have trouble appreciating or perceiving that originality is the end point of what we do. You know, there’s all these cars out there in the hobby that are moving around. People buy them, they restore them, they sell them, they appear in auctions. And then every once in a while something comes along that’s not part of the hobby. That’s what was cool about this car to me. This car isn’t in the hobby. This was just somebody’s car. That is what made it so compelling. Serio: Miles Collier dismissed the car because of that. We’ve talked about what man makes versus what only nature can make. The look of time honestly passing can’t be Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding & Co. Spike Feresten

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Collecting Thoughts The Value of Originality replicated easily. Seinfeld: It can’t be replicated, period. Let me ask you, why would you want to have an old car to begin with? Why are you even interested in old cars? No one’s interested in old cell phones or old refrigerators or old plumbing or old medical equipment. But there’s something different about old cars. Serio: Old cars transport you two ways, down the road and through time. Seinfeld: Because they’re cultural objects. How many Speedsters have we had and seen over these years of obsession? Serio: Hundreds. Seinfeld: I’ve had nine different ones over 25 years, and we’ve both been driving them everywhere for decades. So why, when I got in this particular ’58 that no one has taken particularly good care of, was I so instantly thrilled? This is the only one I have that shows you truthfully how really well made they were from the very beginning. It’s got 99k miles on it, seems to have been barely washed in its 57 years, and still runs like a champion — easily keeping up with modern traffic. That, to me, is a fun old car. There is “original” and then there’s Original. This is Original. Serio: It simply boils down to that feeling you get when you sit in a car for the first time. The best restoration shops in the world can’t make a car old. Seinfeld: Exactly, this car has the greatest Speedster seats I’ve ever sat in. They’re just like that baseball glove you used your entire childhood, broken in, creased, worn, a little saggy but absolutely perfect. So comfortable from being well used. Not abused. It’s an unusual thing. Here’s the story that this cars tells: In the 1950s, the obsessive quality of these little cars was the lifeline out of the horrors of war for this company. The people that worked on these cars worked so hard. Slept nights at the factory, so wherever it ended up across the world, it would work right. And decades later, that’s why we love them. Serio: And because this car was never fixed up or restored, the only thing that’s left is the quality that was built into it originally. Seinfeld: Right. You don’t get that story from a 297-out-of-300-point concours Speedster. 48 Serio: So, the United States destroys Germany in the war, Germany works overtime to send a decontented, cutprice car to the United States that we’re talking about 60 years later because it turns out to be the jewel of jewels if you seek the pure sports car experience. Seinfeld: That’s a pretty good goddamned story. Lee Marvin and the reset button Serio: We talked about Keith Martin recently ruining his old Alfa Romeo by sanitizing it. We both have restored old cars, we like restored cars, but they feel different. Seinfeld: They might even feel better. But it’s not always about better. It’s about an authenticity of experience. Serio: You’ve taken away the story by restoring the car. Seinfeld: You’ve hit the reset button. You start a new story. You’ve thrown out the script. The résumé is blank now. The easy comparison in architecture is the Coliseum in Rome or the Eiffel Tower in Paris. We wouldn’t restore those things and throw out the script. We’ve talked about “Where is it abused, by the way? What is the abuse? Because someone drove it? Because someone used it to get where they were going? Is that abuse? This was not an art object. That’s exactly the charm of it.” Sports Car Market David Tomaro

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Collecting Thoughts The Value of Originality old actors before like this, too. Someone like James Coburn… Lee Marvin? Serio: Lee Marvin especially. Look at that life and how it wore on his face. Would you take away that look of experience if Lee Marvin were a car? Seinfeld: If Lee Marvin were a car, would you restore him? Would you color his hair? Would you give him an eye job and dental veneers? Serio: Would you hit the reset button? I think a restoration on certain cars is just that. Seinfeld: Like poor Mr. Martin and his Alfa. He thinks he’s gaining because he’s spending money on the car. But he’s actually losing the most special part of that car. The net value is less. Serio: You don’t always want to reset something that time and history have anointed with character. I would venture to guess that some folks regret sanitizing the history out of some great cars and some restorers may look upon some of their best work, and as enthusiasts, not businessmen, have a tiny bit of regret that they may have expunged a piece of automotive history. The value of old Serio: So who decides the value of old and patinated versus shiny and restored? Seinfeld: I was going to say the market isn’t stupid, but we all know that isn’t always true… Serio: The market can be filled with lemmings in some cases. Seinfeld: True. But the fact that I wasn’t the only schmuck out there that was fighting tooth and nail to get this car tells you something. Serio: One data point may be an anomaly, two may be a coincidence, three is a trend? “I can’t find you another ’58 Speedster that has been this used and sat outside and just been a car for all these years and is still in great shape. I couldn’t do it with an unlimited budget. But I can find you beautiful, perfect, restored ’58 Speedsters all day long.” 50 I want to try and prove that it’s more obvious now as our market starts to mature that these type cars will be much more coveted in 10 years when we look back. I think the unmolested, unrestored cars that haven’t been processed through the system will be worth more in due time. A car that shows the life it’s lived. Seinfeld: I can tell you why that’s right. I mean, to put it simply, they’re just so much harder to find. More rare, more valuable, period. I can’t find you another ’58 Speedster that has been this used and sat outside and just been a car for all these years and is still in great shape. I couldn’t do it with an unlimited budget. But I can find you beautiful, perfect, restored ’58 Speedsters all day long. As could you. So that’s why this car is more valuable to me. In fact, forget the “me.” That’s why this car is more valuable. Serio: I think to the conscious collector it should be more valuable. I think that in an auction write-up or in a private sale it is more valuable. And I’m not saying this to be self-serving. I’m not holding a big barn full of unrestored cars. Seinfeld: I am. Serio: Of course, there’s no absolute right or wrong here with any of this stuff. That would be arrogant of us to assume. But there is ahead and behind. Seinfeld: We’re ahead and they’re behind. And maybe these guys should bring a paint meter to these things. Come on guys, it fits in your pocket. But who knows? Maybe I’ll come to regret my rusty neglected old lump of a Speedster. And maybe Keith Martin will be thrilled with his liposuctioned, Botoxed, shiny, new old Alfa. Serio: I doubt it. Seinfeld: Not a chance in hell. ♦ Sports Car Market David Tomaro

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Collecting Thoughts The Value of Originality Be That As It May... After taking his initial shots at the ’58 Speedster sale, Miles Collier sticks to his guns by Miles Collier Ultimately, the restoration argument carried the day. Here’s why: Historic cars are documents. They offer an artifactual narrative about design, construction, use and function. They also offer an entropic narrative about their travel through time: age, decay, damage and repair and, ultimately, ruin. I agree with Serio and Seinfeld that the Speedster in question is a document from the time when these cars were “just” transportation. As I said in my article, the significance of this particular Speedster as a document is that it speaks less to an artifactual narrative than to the entropic process of ruin, neglect (using a car in such a way that it comes to resemble my Stutz is, ipso facto, neglect) and decay. Such a narrative of the car as tool to be used is interesting, but falls short of the richness available with a better-presenting example. Here, I would cite the ex-Bruce Jennings, ex-Dave Editor’s note: The best part of working at SCM is the civilized — yet stimulating — exchange of ideas and opinions, which is becoming a rarity on this planet. We thought a response from Miles Collier would add to the conversation. to my analysis. I think the issues might be addressed in three parts as follows: First is the argument that this car runs and handles well. “D Without driving the car myself, I can’t assess just how well it performs. I’ve driven a bunch of Speedsters on the road and racetrack. I will say that Porsche’s unibody tub maintains acceptably good handling even when it has been severely compromised by corrosion. My cousin’s ’58 Super I referenced in the article very much e gustibus non est disputandum” would seem to govern this Porsche Speedster. I have the highest regard and respect for Mr. Serio as an expert and for Mr. Seinfeld as a committed and knowledgeable collector. I have read their comments with interest, and, alas, still cleave Coleman, ’59 GT Carrera Speedster that spent its whole life as one of Bruce’s racing Speedsters. It was never crashed, had all-original paint, interior and trim, and was a marvel of historic preservation and subtle patina. Both its artifactual and entropic narratives are present to appropriate and thrilling degrees. To my mind, that car is the ideal against which all Speedsters should be measured. Essentially, restoration is indicated when the docu- resembled the subject car in specifications and condition. Bill put over 100,000 miles on the thing, leaving a little trail of rust flakes behind him all the way. I have driven a ’60 Super 90 coupe where one had to be careful as a passenger to not let one’s feet drop through the holes in the floor. The sight of asphalt flying by a few inches below the seat was a strange and unsettling experience, as one’s mind turned to the seat possibly departing from its moorings in a downward direction. For all that, the car didn’t handle too badly. My personal experience buying, selling, racing and restoring 356s is that if you “At some price, I love this car and would be happy to own it, even if I could only change the oil and adjust the valves. ... But for me, the number at which I’d want to own this car is vastly less than the hammer price.” see body distortions and discolorations caused by rust, your car has serious needs. Can the car run like this? Sure, witness my cousin’s 100,000 miles of daily use in his ratty old car. Second is the argument that there are very few Speedsters left that haven’t seen either the restorer or the junk yard. I don’t fool around much in the 356 market these days, but I’ll stipulate to that reality. That argument is a bit of a distraction from the real issue, though. Some years ago, I bought a very complete ’29 Stutz Blackhawk Speedster very much like our subject Porsche, with the exception that the Stutz had no structural rust, just surface corrosion where weather had gotten between the paint and the body. In places the paint, both the original factory color and the 50-year-old repaint, was falling off in sheets. The interior had been poorly redone decades ago, trim was all there but rusted or, in the case of pot metal, exploding with corrosion. The same “not many left like this” argument held for the Stutz. I walked around that thing for a year trying to figure out how to conserve it rather than restore it. 52 ment represented by the car in its unrestored state is less complete than the document it offers when restored. Now, here is where opinions differ, and from whence comes my opening comment. Documentary value and significance ultimately lie in the mind of the beholder. If the tale this car tells of its life as daily beater is compelling, and in one sense I resonate to it, then buy the car; own it and enjoy it for what it is. Recall again my cousin’s 100,000-mile career as a daily Porsche Speedster driver. Finally comes the implicit argument that this transaction is normative, reflecting the sense of the market, as none of these philosophical arguments take place in the abstract. There was an auction, after all. We need to turn to the deal itself. At some price, I love this car and would be happy to own it, even if I could only change the oil and adjust the valves. Such a car would be a deep memory dive into my college years in the ’60s. But for me, the number at which I’d want to own this car is vastly less than the hammer price. Let me suggest a thought experiment: Imagine putting the car back up at auction 50 times. Will the Gooding hammer price manifest itself again? Despite the fact that there had to be an underbidder in the room in August who also liked this car hugely, I’d bet no. ♦ Sports Car Market Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding & Company

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Simon Says Simon Kidston 2015: The Year that Was What’s on the road ahead, with an eye on the rear view mirror… Get ready for $20 beers, $500-a-night closets pretend- ing to be hotel rooms, and more cruise-ship tourists than James Bonds outside the famous casino, but the mixture of money, mystery, romance and high octane makes for a heady cocktail. My tip for the weekend? Watch established local player Bonhams go head-to-head with relative latecomer RM Sotheby’s for auction supremacy this year. Then enjoy the 1970s F1 race from a terrace with a view and something chilled to keep you cool. And nowhere does louche cool like Monaco. The Mille Miglia? Get your entry in quickly for “the world’s most beautiful race,” preferably at the wheel of something loud and Italian (which charmingly describes most crews), but don’t forget the more competitive Tour Auto across France, or The Flying Scotsman for pre-war cars, which I’m eager to sample. Into the summer, and anyone who’s anyone in the old-car fraternity can’t afford to miss Pebble Beach. With three cars completing epic restorations to supervise and fly over, the pressure’s already on for my team and me. Buying and selling The big question on SCMers’ lips, of course, is what Car shopping in the City of Light — does it get any better? want to buy or sell a car, it gets the job done, like a giant sausage machine: Cars go in at one end, dollars come out at the other. I’d guess that buck for buck, it’s the most lucrative week in the old-car world. Oh, and the folks back home get to share your triumph — or squirming — live on TV. See you there. Cavallino? Glitzy Palm Beach will give Arizona’s sunny skies a run for their money B if you’re after a welcome escape from winter misery. If you harbor a secret Ferrari “books and tools” fetish, you’ll probably be too busy hyperventilating at the sight of them all proudly laid out for your perverse pleasure to notice the resort’s Old World charms. Think Disneyland for hedge fund tycoons, overrun by excited Ferrari owners mangling Italian words as they vie for unpronounceable trophies and the best Italian restaurant tables. It’s addictive. The charms of Paris, despite tragic recent events, have seduced Americans for gen- erations. Husbands seldom need much excuse to tempt their wives to join them for the Rétromobile show held in the French capital early in February, and the announcement that one of the most exciting motorcars ever to come to auction will be sold there — the fire-breathing Ferrari 335S sports-racer which took Count Wolfgang von Trips to 2nd overall in the ’57 Mille Miglia — should ensure standing room only on the evening. Don’t miss it. Another favorite, with equally superlative food but rather more challenging access, is the Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance on the shores of Lake Como in May. This ultraexclusive gathering hasn’t yet announced special classes, but your emcee can reveal that cars of the stars, rally icons, coachbuilt one-offs and pre-war supercars will feature. Neighbor George Clooney might pop in for a coffee — Nespresso, what else? Even more inaccessible — no, not the tickets, just gridlocked traffic since 1929 — the Monaco Historic Grand Prix is another must if you haven’t been before. 54 y the time you read this, you’ll have already turned the page to 2016 and will be planning your motoring adventures for the coming season. Scottsdale? It’s the oldest, brashest and biggest auction extravaganza of them all — without much sugar coating for culture, history or elegance. But if you surprises the market holds in store for 2016. Recently in London, I hosted a symposium to celebrate the first anniversary of our K500 index, inviting art and watch experts to share insights into their fields, too. We’ve all seen the same polarization, with the best still setting records and the rest starting to slow. Year on year, the top 500 models that make up our index increased in value by 9% in 2015. A year ago it was 9%, compared to 14% in 2013 and 15% in 2012. Some models soared (the Miura and Aurelia Spyder America, for example) whilst others had a soft landing (300SLs and the Carrera RS led the way). We’ve seen auction records for unrepeatable cars — a barn-find California Spyder with celebrity provenance, an ex-Works Aston Ulster, and almost anything driven or just blessed by Steve McQueen or the pope. Yet the proportion of cars not reaching their average pre-sale estimate (100% — not a misprint — at one recent auction) has soared, as the art market has recently discovered. Savvy sellers, take note. In memoriam Before signing off, I’d like to pay tribute to some of the many great names we lost in 2015: F1 drivers Jean-Pierre Beltoise (a personal friend) and the young Jules Bianchi, F1 team founder Guy Ligier, Grand Prix design genius Gérard Ducarouge, legendary historian Ronald “Steady” Barker, pioneering female driver Denise McCluggage, modest tire tycoon François Michelin, 1950s Aston Martin Works driver Eric Thompson, rally star Erik “On the Roof” Carlsson and, of course, King of the Kustomizers George Barris. Thank you for brightening up all those childhood Saturday TV mornings, George. 2016? Let the show begin… ♦ Sports Car Market

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Feature 2015 Cobble Beach Concours A Great Setting for Great Cars Every vehicle can be viewed in an artful setting on Georgian Bay by Mark Moskowitz Best of Show — 1938 Graham 97 supercharged cabriolet with coachwork by Saoutchik T he Queen Elizabeth Way was established in 1937. This limited-access, high-speed thoroughfare was Canada’s first. Despite the system’s fabulous expansion, it does not quite reach Owen Sound and the Cobble Beach Concours. Cobble Beach takes place about 100 miles from Toronto International Airport and the nearby metropolis. The last half of the trip traverses rural roads and tiny townships. Isolation impedes access just a bit — but is part of the charm of the event and locale. A few reached Cobble Beach on a four-day Two Nations Tour from the United States to Canada, which features visits to major museums (Indy, ACD and the Gilmore) and private collections. Most concours visitors lodge in Owen Sound, a quaint bayside town. A Saturday morning tour along lakeside cliffs and through open country — emphasis on a heavy right foot — attracted many more collector cars than entered on Concours Sunday. Drivers of Lambos to Marmons enjoyed a vintage ice cream shop and salmon run. Those left behind could sedately explore named trails along Georgian Bay, art dis- plays and a museum tent filled with unusual vehicles from both Canadian coasts and the United States. A third option was blasting through 25 miles of lonely countryside in a fleet of new Porsches and Cadillacs. Saturday afternoon seminars on the history of the Mustang and Cadillac styling at- tracted many. Hagerty’s panel on “emerging” collector cars and motorcycles attracted more. Later, principal event sponsor Cadillac opened its tent, and an even bigger crowd enjoyed food, libations and rarely seen GM heritage cars, including the Cadillac Ciel concept car from the “Entourage” movie. This Canadian concours is in its third year and is known for its 23 classes. The grounds easily accommodated the cars, motorcycles, vendor displays and crowds. The waterfront resort is stunning, and virtually every vehicle can be viewed in an artful setting. Photo opportunities were great, thanks to a sun low in the sky because of the northern location and the approaching Autumnal Equinox. Displayed at the concours entrance on September 12 Details Plan ahead: The 2016 Cobble Beach Concours is scheduled for September 17–18, 2016 Where: Cobble Beach, Kemble, Ontario, CAN Admission: $30 Canadian ($22.50 in U.S. funds) Web: www.cobblebeachconcours.com 58 was the magnesium-alloy-bodied 1934 Bugatti Aerolithe coupe, a unique re-creation that has traveled to shows around the world but was built in Ontario. It was not judged, but concours organizers awarded it “Poetry in Motion.” Groupings included hot rods, wooden boats and a crowded Vintage Pickup Class. The 1936 Ford of Everett Hessels won the Pickup Class. The Race Car Class featured cars from Can-Am, Formula One, hillclimbs and Outstanding Pre-War — 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Sports Car Market SCCA competition. The winner was a Kurtis 500J, a veteran of the 1959 and 1960 Indianapolis 500s. Owner Michael Bigioni of Uxbridge, Ontario, campaigns the car regularly in its accurate and attractive period livery. It was no surprise that the 1938 Bugatti Type 57C of Dr. Richard Workman was awarded Outstanding Pre-War car. Post-War honors belonged to Mark James and his Studebaker Golden Hawk. Best of Show was the 1938 Graham 97 supercharged cabriolet with coachwork by Saoutchik, a striking and unusual shark-nosed vehicle owned by Edgar Masters of New York and prepared by RM Auto Restorations. The cream-colored Graham was featured at the 1938 Paris Auto Salon. Parallel sliding doors, a three-position convertible top and a dorsal fin were but a few of its highlights. The Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation was again the favored charity benefiting from auction and other proceeds. Two Jay Leno Big Dog Garage tours each netted $6,742 toward the goal of moving a helipad to the hospital rooftop from 1,640 feet away. A worthy final mention is the receipt of the Lee Iacocca Award by Chief Judge John Carlson. Such recognition will not take place in North America after this year. Mr. Carlson presides over multiple North American shows, and he has organized car clubs into a single unit with significant political horsepower in his native Canada. ♦ Mark Moskowitz David N. Sherry

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Feature 2015 Winter Park Concours Just Getting Warmed Up Gearheads steal a little bit of summer and bask in the glow of fantastic Packards Story and Photos by Bill Rothermel Rick Schmidt’s 1956 Packard 400 hard-top coupe — Best in Class in 1940–58 Packard category played host to the 14th edition of this show, which is billed as Central Florida’s Premier Motoring Event. Packard and the Ford Thunderbird were featured marques for the 2015 Winter Park Y Concours on November 13–15. New this year was the duPont Registry exotic-car display that included Robert Stockman’s 2013 TZ3 Zagato-bodied Alfa Romeo 8C. This marked the second year the Winter Park Country Club hosted the concours. In 2014, the concours changed from a free public street event to a gated paid-admission affair, which includes live entertainment, a hospitality village and beverage stations along with the expanded format. The 2015 show field expanded to six fairways and more than 150 cars, motorcycles and wooden boats. Friday night’s duPont Registry Live Aeroport Reception at the Orlando Sanford International Airport offered high-speed rides in one of six supercars with a professional driver to benefit the Kids House of Seminole. Saturday’s Tour d’Elegance ended with lunch at the Winter Park Country Club. Ralph Marano was honored as Collector of the Year, Wayne Carini of TV’s “Chasing Classic Cars” served as Honorary Chief Judge and Amelia Island founder Bill Warner was Grand Marshal. Marano displayed four Packards from his vast collection, including the 1954 Panther Daytona and 1953 Monte Carlo concept cars, Clark Gable’s 1937 Darrin convertible, and an amazing one-off 1935 Eight 1201 Convertible Victoria crafted by Swiss coachbuilder Graber. Judge’s Choice was awarded to the just-restored Tuxedo Black 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie owned by Kirk Brooks. David Salzman’s 1958 Dual-Ghia D-500 convertible Details Plan ahead: The next Winter Park Concours is scheduled for November 19–20, 2016 Where: The Winter Park Country Club, Winter Park, FL Admission: $30 Web: www.winterparkconcours.com 60 took Best in Class honors in the American Open Car class, and the HVA Award was deservedly presented to Richard Marr’s 1914 Buick Cyclecar. Marr’s grandfather was Walter Marr, Buick’s chief engineer, who designed and built the tandem 2-seater as a prototype that never entered production. Amazingly, the car retains its original interior and remains in the same family 101 years later. Pete and Michele Archibald took the Best in Class ou can’t beat the weather in Florida in November, and this year’s Winter Park Concours d’Elegance provided a welcome respite from the falling temperatures in most of the United States. The charming town of Winter Park, not far from Walt Disney World, Award with a beautifully restored all-black 1951 pre-A in the 356 Porsche Class, while 94-year-old Rodolfo d’LaVega received the Best in Class trophy for the 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Ghia he has owned since 1952. Chairman’s Choice — and Best in Class Award in American Classic Open Cars — went to the Sumac Red 1948 Chrysler Town & Country convertible owned by Donald and Mary Kay Poinsette. Brad and Marilyn Bean’s 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad received the Best in Class Award in American Production Automobiles Closed. Rick Schmidt’s gorgeous 1956 Packard 400 hard-top coupe took Best in Class in the 1940–1958 Packard category. Special Peacock Awards went to: • The 1929 Duesenberg J convertible sedan by Murphy from the collection of Steve Wolf. • The 1956 Lincoln Premier convertible — painted a stunning Island Coral — from the collection of Warren Wubker. • A 1929 Ruxton sedan presented by the Cerf Family. Sunday’s concours concluded with a champagne toast celebrating the Best of Show Winners: a 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental by Binder from the collection of Steve Wolf and the 1932 Packard 901 formal sedan owned by Richard Mitchell. ♦ Robert Stockman’s 2013 TZ3 Zagato-bodied Alfa Romeo 8C Sports Car Market

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Feature 2015 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance It Just Keeps Getting Better This first-class event should be on your calendar Story and Photos by Bill Rothermel Helping celebrate 100 years of BMW — Elliott Schnackenberg’s rare 1968 BMW Glas 1600 GT I have a confession. I’ve not been to the Hilton Head Island Concours weekend since 2006. Last time I was there it was held at the Honey Horn Plantation — now relegated to satellite parking. Although this was the 14th Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance, this was the third time the concours has been held on the grounds of the Port Royal Golf Club. The transformation from nearly 10 years ago is nothing short of remarkable. This is one first-class event that deserves to be on everyone’s calendar — it is most certainly on mine from here on in. The Motoring Festival, which spans nine days, began with the three-day Savannah Speed Classic on October 23 and culminated with Sunday’s concours on November 1. The concours weekend also included: • The Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala/Aero Expo displaying some 20 vintage aircraft, and Saturday’s Car Club Showcase, which featured the national meet for the Volvo Club of America. • An Auctions America auction at the Westin Resort. The entire concours weekend featured ride-and-drive events from various manufacturers. Perfect weather greeted visitors for the duration, including the November 6 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance, which highlighted 100 Years of BMW, Chrysler automobiles, Shelby’s 50th anniversary, and the Porsche Turbo. Collectors Tom Gerrard and Fred Guyton were recognized as well, with Gerrard as the Honored Collector and Guyton receiving the Pinnacle Award. Concours Sunday also marked the final presentation of the Lee Iacocca Award, which was given to Bill and Christine Snyder, noted collectors from Hudson, OH. Three cars competed for the coveted Best in Show Award. Joe and Margie Cassini’s 1933 Chrysler Custom Imperial phaeton by LeBaron secured the top prize. It was designed by LeBaron’s Ralph Roberts as a gift for his wife. The other two contenders were Dr. Rick Workman’s 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster by Sindelfingen, and David and Doreen Salzman’s 1957 Dual-Ghia convertible. The Mercedes-Benz 540K received the People’s Choice Award, and the Dual-Ghia was honored with the Founders Award. More than 110 cars among the show field of 220 received honors during ceremonies that lasted throughout the afternoon. Notables included: 62 Details Plan ahead: The next Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for October 28 through November 6, 2016. Where: Port Royal Golf Club, Hilton Head Island, SC, and Savannah, GA Admission: Various ticket prices and packages are available Web: www.hhiconcours.com • Best in Class Pre-1916 — 3-Cylinder and Greater went to the 1911 EMF racer owned by Dale Critz Jr. Critz’s car originally raced in the Great Savannah Races. • A Palmetto Award in the Honored Marque – Chrysler Classics went to the very rare 1935 Chrysler Imperial Airflow coupe displayed courtesy of John and Lynn Heimerl. • Best in Class Chrysler Corp. Woodies went to Paul Storch’s 1947 Chrysler Town & Country sedan. • Best in Class Classics 1930–32 went to Mark Hyman’s 1932 Duesenberg J. • Preservation to 1953 Best in Class and Most Outstanding Original Vehicle went to Rick and Elaine Schmidt’s time-capsule 1940 Lincoln Continental coupe. • American Performance — Non-Chrysler Corporation: A Palmetto Award went to the 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 convertible owned by Douglas Van Kalker. Best in Class went to Mark James’ freshly restored 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk. • Best in Class Sports Car International went to the Ingram Collection’s 1955 Porsche 356 Continental coupe. • Best in Class Sports Car Ferrari to the 1963 Ferrari 250 SWB California Spyder from the collection of Dr. Rick Workman. • Several notable BMWs in the 100th Anniversary Class: Palmetto Awards went to Elliott Schnackenberg for his 1968 BMW 1600 GT and the 1958 BMW 502 sedan of Lothar Schuettler. Best in Class went to Dirk and Alexandra de Groen for their 1937 BMW 328 Roadster. • Best in Class Shelby 50th Anniversary went to the 1965 GT350 of Phil and Linda Pickens. Do make sure to mark your calendars for this note- worthy event, which will feature a national meet of the Horseless Carriage Club of America for 2016. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Ferrari Profile 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso The buyer’s bid was based on the car’s condition and real value — instead of hoping for an ever-rising market by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced 1962–64 Number produced: 350 Original list price: $13,375 Current SCM Valuation: $1,700,000– $2,900,000 Tune-up cost: $3,000 Distributor cap: $300 Chassis # location: Stamped on the passenger’s side frame rail next to the engine Engine # location: Stamped on a flange on the rear passenger’s side of block Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 1964–66 Lamborghini 350 GT, 1965 Maserati 500GT, 1964–67 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport, 1963–65 Aston Martin DB5 coupe SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 5885GT Engine number: 5885 F errari’s breathtaking 250 GT/L was designed as a new offering to fill the market between the sporting 250 GT SWB and its more luxurious sibling, the 250 GTE 2+2, by combining the best features of both. The Lusso was first seen by the public at the Paris Motor Show in October 1962, and many enthusiasts simply fell head over heels for the beautiful body and Kamm tail that adorned the newest 250. Under the aluminum bonnet was Ferrari’s 3.0-liter V12, topped with three Weber carburetors. Zero–60 mph took just eight seconds, on the way to a 150 mph top speed. As the final Ferrari in the 250 lineage, the Lusso would be the last car to feature the 3.0-liter Colombo V12, effectively closing the door on one of the most spectacular engines in automotive history. During its current ownership, chassis number 5885 has been driven regularly, meticulously maintained, and in recent years has received a complete engine rebuild, for which records are available on file. It is also fitted with a beautiful period-correct Blaupunkt AM/FM radio, manual antenna and period-correct speaker in the rear parcel shelf. Offered in its ever-graceful and original color com- bination, this Lusso also retains its original chassis, engine, gearbox and rear axle. It presents as a great opportunity to obtain one of Ferrari’s utmost luxuries. 66 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 162, sold for $1,975,483, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s London Auction on September 7, 2012. The Ferrari factory was a busy place in 1962. The final 250s were in development, and engineering was working hard on the company’s next generation of models. The open-top 250 Pininfarina cabriolet production had just ended, and the California Spyder was being phased out. Work was progressing on the new 275 Spyder, but the model wouldn’t hit the streets until 1965. Once a month, an ultra-exclusive 400 Super America would come off the line, and the 250 GTE production was in full swing — and bringing in cash to pay the development bills. There was too much going on in the racing depart- ment to inventory except to note that the 250 Testa Rossa has just been discontinued and the 250 LM would be introduced in 1964. The real news at Ferrari surrounded the 2-passenger closed cars. The Grand Touring 250 Pininfarina coupe was being phased out and wouldn’t be replaced until the 330 GTC came out in 1966. The dual-purpose 250 ShortWheelbase Berlinetta was also being phased out. Serious racers had been winning all over the world 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Lot 144, s/n 256928 Condition 2+ Not sold at $1,950,000 Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/15/15 SCM# 256928 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Lot 25, s/n 256771 Condition 4+ Sold at $1,925,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/15 SCM# 256771 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Lot 60, s/n 245028 Condition 4- Sold at $2,365,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/16/14 SCM# 245028 Sports Car Market Remi Dargegen ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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with SWBs. Non-racers were buying SWBs, emulating their racing heroes. The racing landscape was changing though, and dual-purpose cars were no longer competitive with the factory prepared racing variations. A new era had arrived. Enter the 250 GT/L Rather than replace the 250 SWB with another dual-purpose car, Ferrari replaced it with two models. For the serious racer, Ferrari offered the fire-breathing 250 GTO. For the GT driver, the new 250 GT/L was introduced. The 250 GTE had been a huge hit for Ferrari. Clients liked the idea of having a civilized derivative of a Ferrari’s race car. They liked that the GTE could be used as normal transportation, but the 2+2 configuration was a little too civilized for some clients. The 250 GT/L was introduced for these clients. The L in 250 GT/L stands for Lusso. Lusso means luxury, which is a misleading descriptor of the new model. While the GT/L was less spartan than the SWB, it was by no means cushy. The seats were formfitting buckets that sat right on the floor. It took some agility to get into the car — and even more to get out. The steering wheel was a reach away rather than the in-your-chest position that was popular with other sports cars of the period. The car was noisy, stiff — and completely representative of a proper Ferrari Berlinetta driving experience. Luxurious to see The aesthetics of the Lusso is where the luxury is found. Like haute couture fashion, details of design and execution merge to where the result exceeds the sum of the parts. My wife was sitting next to Chuck Jordan, the late GM vice president of design, at a dinner years ago. She had no idea who he was, but we were at a Maranello event, so the conversation was Ferraris. She asked him which was his favorite Ferrari and why. He was complimentary about several Pininfarina designs but chose the Lusso as his favorite. Jordan said the car’s lines flowed near perfectly from front to rear. He liked the ratio of glass to metal, and he especially liked the slight lift of the horizontal line as it reached the trailing edge. He noted that he found the center gauge cluster a bit impractical, but he liked that the designer was willing to take a risk to make the car more fun. It’s interesting to note that the Chevy Vega, which was designed on Jordan’s watch, has a rear end that looks suspiciously similar to the Lusso’s rear. Welcome to the big time August 16, 2007, was a gold-star day for Lusso owners. Christie’s Monterey Jet Center auction was in full swing, February 2016 67 with a Chestnut Brown 1963 Ferrari Lusso taking center stage. The Lusso had once belonged to Steve McQueen, and there was electricity in the room anticipating the sale. At the time, $500,000 would have bought a Pebble Beach Lusso. The car came to the stage with an estimate of $800,000 to $1,200,000. Not long after, it exited with a staggering sale price of $2,310,000. Obviously it was the car’s star status rather than model type that fu- eled the insanity, but few people in the room that day would have believed that the Lusso would prove to be a sound purchase rather than folly. Completely unscientifically, I also mark that sale as the point where billionaires’ bank books rather than logic took over the high-end Ferrari market. Over the next seven years, Lusso values began a meteoric rise. High prices brought Lussos out of the woodwork, into the restora- tion shops and onto the auction floors. In 2014, there were at least four Lussos at the Monterey auctions, with one topping the McQueen sale at $2,365,000. Well bought and sold SCM’s Paul Hardiman examined Lusso 5885 at RM Sotheby’s sale. He noted minor wear but otherwise found a proper car. In 2014 I would have called 5885 a $2,000,000-plus car. Supply appears to have exceeded demand lately, and despite a $2,300,000 sale a couple of months back, prices just below $2 million seem to be the new norm. There has been little logic to Ferrari pricing for several years. Sellers find the highest price noted for a similar model and ask more. There’s little reference to the condition or provenance — they just ask more and often have gotten it. In this case, the buyer was able to acquire a car based on its condi- tion and real value rather than setting a new record and hoping that the market will follow. Both sides got what they deserved on this one. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.)

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English Profile 1935 Aston Martin Ulster 2/4 Seater Tourer It’s not a Works version, but the buyer drives away a rare car with competition history by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1934–35 Number produced: 31 (of which four were 2/4-seaters) Original list price: £750 Chassis # location: Front nearside chassis leg, and plate on left side of firewall Engine # location: On ring casting holding water pump and magneto Distributor cap: Originally magneto, now on coil ignition. VW Polo dizzy cap $12 Engine service and tune-up: $1,000–$1,250 Alternatives: 1934–35 Riley MPH, 1934–36 MG N-type Magnette, 1934–36 Frazer Nash Shelsley (or 1932-38 TT replica) SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: D5570U Engine number: D5570U M anufactured by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin, the first Aston-Martins (the hyphen is correct for the period) rapidly established a reputation for high performance and sporting prowess in the years immediately following World War I. The foundations were laid for proper series produc- tion with the formation of Aston Martin Motors Ltd. in 1926 under the stewardship of Augustus “Bert” Bertelli and William Renwick. Bertelli understood the effect of competition success on sales and sanctioned the construction of two Works racers for the 1928 season. The duo featured dry-sump lubrication, and this was carried over to the International sports model manufactured between 1929 and 1932, mostly with bodies by Augustus’ brother Enrico “Harry” Bertelli. The Le Mans label was first applied to the competi- tion version of the (1st Series) International following Aston’s class win and 5th place overall in the 1931 24 Hours of Le Mans race. In the early 1930s the International was redesigned, and the New International and two-seater Le Mans disappeared before the end of 1932. That year’s Motor Show had ushered in the Le Mans 2/4-seater, which was also available on the long chassis as the Le Mans Special 4-seater. Introduced in 1934, the replacement Mark II model sported a new, stronger chassis and a revised engine with counterbalanced crankshaft. Short (eight feet) and long (10 feet) wheelbase versions were built, the latter 68 available with stylish 4-seater sports saloon coachwork by Enrico Bertelli. For the 1934 Le Mans race, three cars were con- structed on the new Mk II chassis, but all three were sidelined by mechanical problems, prompting Bertelli to try and un-jinx the team by painting the cars — previously always finished in various shades of green — in red. The next race was the RAC Tourist Trophy at Ards in Ulster, which stipulated standard chassis. Three new cars were built on unmodified frames, and the superstitious Bertelli was duly rewarded as they all finished and earned Aston Martin the Team Prize. In October 1934, Aston Martin exhibited the spin-off model at the Olympia Motor Show. Built on the shorter of the two Mk II chassis, lightweight, door-less 2-seater bodywork was fitted and every Ulster was guaranteed to exceed 100 mph with full road equipment. Chassis D5570U was registered on July 17, 1935, with a Middlesex number, CMF 764, and two days later was delivered new to its first owner, Brooklands racer AR (Alan) Phipps of Exeter College, Oxford. Phipps finished 1st at the Frazer Nash Car Club’s Donington Park meeting on March 28, 1936, winning the Stanley Cup, and followed that up with a Special Award in the High Speed Trial at the JCC Members’ Day meeting at Brooklands on June 27. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 365, sold for $1,142,377, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale on September 12, 2015. 1935 Aston Martin Ulster 2-seater Lot 323, s/n LM19 Condition 2- Sold at $4,581,922, Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 6/26/15 SCM# 265790 1934 MG Magnette supercharged Lot 137, s/n NA0484 Condition: 2Sold at $118,250 Bonhams, Amelia Island, FL, 3/12/15 SCM# 257486 1934 Aston Martin Ulster 2-seater Lot 16, s/n L4525U Cond 2 Sold at $2,131,381, Bonhams, London, U.K., 12/01/13 SCM# 231860 Sports Car Market Simon Clay, courtesy of Bonhams

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The Ulster is a spin-off from the Aston Martin Works team’s suc- cess in the 1954 Ards TT, where the story goes that changing of the team cars’ color lifted the jinx that afflicted them, and the three cars — LM15, 16 and 17 — won the team prize. Later, LM20 finished 3rd overall at Le Mans in 1935, winning its class and the Rudge Cup. “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday” is a concept as old as racing itself, and, as well as the team cars, 21 replicas were built, although in truth they were little more than warmed-over Mk IIs. Not a Works car Bonhams sold one of the 2-seater Works team cars, LM19, at its Goodwood Festival of Speed sale earlier in the year for $4,581,922. That was $1m more than expected, thanks to good provenance and low ownership — if not early racing success or even originality (it was originally red) — but even the reserve price was about twice what was paid here. What makes that car worth twice to four times as much as this one? There are two major differences: First, there’s a disparity between 2- and 4-seaters in the same way that convertibles of any kind regularly sell for twice the price of their coupe siblings. For reasons of fashion or simply folly, 2-seater versions of anything are always cooler, sexier and many times more valuable than the 2+2 or four-seater versions of anything (see E-type, 330 GTC, Big Healey, MG Magna and more). This is mad when you’re riding the same hardware, but that’s market forces for you. In the Ulster’s case, on the 2-seaters the spare wheel lies flat, enclosed by bodywork, which gives them a slightly “pregnant seal” look from behind. On the 2/4s the spare is exposed, mounted vertically at the rear. The rear body is square-profiled on the 2/4 but the chassis lengths are the same. The second — and more important — difference is that LM cars are team cars, and U-suffix cars are customer cars, and in the serious collector world, provenance is all. Our car is a customer car. There were 10 team cars and 21 customer cars. LM19 was a genuine factory racer, albeit with little success in its early years due to mechanical misfortunes. The Works built three original 2/4 seaters with special-order bodies. Another 2-seater car had a 2/4-seater body fitted after a crash testing at Brooklands. Of the four 2/4s, one has been converted into a 2-seater, one now has a 2-liter engine and another is the famous “Club Ulster” owned by the Aston Martin Owners Club since 1974. True 4-seaters they are not, with tiny rear perches, suitable only for luggage or very occasional passengers. Sturdy and a bit heavy Ulsters of any denomination are good long-distance cars. All major working parts are secured to the chassis by castellated nuts and split pins, and as a result they don’t fall apart and have a good survival rate. That build quality makes them heavy for their size, however. Of the 31 Ulsters built, 28 are still known, with a possible other car in the United States. Our subject car was a customer car, and after a couple of early suc- cesses with its first owner, it succumbed to engine problems, so by late 1935 it was back at the Works to investigate low oil pressure — which seems to have been a recurring theme with Ulsters. The car was sold on, dismantled, after being advertised with or with- out a supercharger, in 1936. It raced sporadically until 1977. In December 1989, D5570U was offered for sale at a U.K. auction, where it was purchased by businessman Eddy Shah, who’d just sold his newspaper empire following five years of battling the print unions, mostly over the introduction of new technology. Original body frame and panels Marque specialist Chris Shenton undertook a comprehensive restora- tion to concours standard, retaining the original body frame and panels. The restoration was completed in 1993 at a cost of £43,000 ($64,229). In June 1997, Brooks offered the Ulster for sale at its Goodwood auction (Lot 874), where it was purchased by the next owner, but stored until the current owner bought it in 2002. Ecurie Bertelli then readied the car for a period of racing and rallying (its FIA HTP and FIVA papers date from 2005) which included a win in the St. John Horsfall Trophy Race at Silverstone in 2006 plus long-distance rally events such as the Scottish Malts Rally. After that there was another complete engine rebuild, including a new shell-bearing crankshaft, steel conrods and camshaft, in 2007 (it’s now good for 100 bhp) and the gearbox rebuilt, but it does not appear to have done much since. The motor is now on coil ignition, using a modern distributor. All the work was done by Ecurie Bertelli, where it was available privately for sale since at least 2013. My notes say: “Good older paint, leather just settling in, nickel-plated exhaust just taking on a bit of color.” The dash ought to be matte black, but most of them are shiny these days. A deal for the buyer So, it’s had some wilderness years, but it’s quite original apart from the wings, and the originals are included. There’s race pedigree in living memory, and it’s eligible for all the most important historic motor sports events including Le Mans and the Mille Miglia. It looks cheap compared with LM19, which sold unexpectedly high, and both are simply down to the vagaries of the auction system at work. This car was let go some £50k ($77k) under the lower estimate of £700k ($1.08m), because that’s all someone was prepared to pay on the day — in an auction marquee across the road from one of the greatest and busiest historic motorsports gatherings in the world. It was a customer car and not a team car, the 2/4 body is considered less attractive and desirable than the pure 2-seater, and the price… well, that’s how the dice rolled on the day. With the last Ulster made currently available privately (and wearing a replica 2-seater body, for it was also once a 2/4) asking somewhere north of a million quid ($1.6m), I think the buyer here has got himself a bit of a deal. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) February 2016 69

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English Profile The Cumberford Perspective This 1935 Aston Martin Ulster 2/4 is the 1920s preserved By Robert Cumberford 2 3 1 purest 1920s manner, but the visual charm of this Aston lies in its aura of being a true racer’s car: black paint instead of bright metal, basic cycle fenders to meet minimum requirements, external exhaust headers, an external steering drop arm, and, finally, a rakish stance declaring it to be all business. It’s also charming Y that there are four seats, although you’d never want to ride in back for more than a block or two, ideally in downtown Carmel, CA, where I once happily tolerated the back of a Ferrari Mondial on the way to dinner, so I know it’s a tolerable proposition during Car Week — if only then. The bodywork is not all of a piece. The hood cross-section is nicely trapezoidal, transitioning into a rounded side for the cowl and a pleasing convexity for the door skins. The driver’s door is cut down in a way rarely seen, opposite to the cut of a T-series MG, with an upward bump at the back and a cutaway to th front — who knows wh The passenger’s door is cut straight back, its sill parallel to the ground, unlike the curves of the driver’s. Handsome, tough, st workable 80 years on… what’s not to like about this wonderful “old crock”? ♦ es, it’s just a collection of boxes covering various elements in the 4 7 6 5 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 This complex and interesting door profile is an anomaly, allowing a driver to swing his wrists but not his elbows. 2 The body skins bulge outward on the cowl sides and leading portion of the doors. 3 Black paint here cuts down on early-morning reflections at Le Mans, which is something much to be desired. 4 Stone screens on the headlamps are another indication of seriously considered preparation for a lifetime of competition. 5 The chassis dumb-irons may stick out beyond the tires, but not by much. 6 The lower edge of the chassis frame begins to sweep upward here, but it surely was not out of aesthetic considerations. 7 These colored decals are the only modern visual elements on the entire body, contemporary proof that this 80-plus-year-old still goes out to run hard from time to time. REAR 3/4 VIEW 8 The exhaust pipes are a proper sporting touch, but the right-angle flow change at the muffler looks woefully 9 10 8 inefficient. 9 The direct and uncom- plicated door shape on the left is in sharp contrast to the elaborate profiling of the driver’s door. 10 There are a pair of decidedly “plus two” seats beneath the neat tonneau. And that top had to be able to be erected for the Le Mans start — only to be taken down after the first on-road session in the race. 11 The fuel tank is a simple appended box, leaned forward at the top to allow a more harmonious sparewheel mounting. So, there was some styling awareness. 12 It may not be so, but the long, skinny tailpipe looks to be strangling the engine. It’s pretty, though. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) The instrument panel is touchingly naïve in its anti-ergonomic disposition of switches, instruments, knee-breaking obstructions, knobs and buttons. But doesn’t it look good, and aren’t those solid brass hardware elements supporting the folding windshield, the windscreens, mirrors, and toggle switches reassuring? It is certainly possible this car will look this good when its lifetime has doubled. 12 70 11 Sports Car Market

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1966 Maserati Sebring 3.7 Coupe Buyers are awakening to these cars — values have markedly increased since 2010 by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1965–66 Number produced: 98 (Sebring II) Original list price: $17,500 Current SCM Valuation: $145,000– $250,000 Tune-up cost: $1,900 Distributor caps: $285 Chassis # location: Engine compartment on firewall Engine # location: Stamped on side of block Club: Maserati Club International More: www.maseratinet.com Alternatives: 1966 Aston Martin DB6, 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC, 1966 Lancia Flaminia SuperSport SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: AM10110275 I ntroduced in 1962, the Sebring was one of the final manifestations of the landmark 3500 GT, which had been the linchpin of Maserati’s program to establish itself as a manufacturer of road cars. The Modena marque’s new era began in 1957 with the launch of the Touring-bodied 3500 GT, its first road car built in significant numbers. A luxury 2+2, the 3500 GT drew heavily on Maserati’s competition experience, employing a tubular chassis frame and an engine derived from the 350S sports car of 1956. The 3500 GT’s designer was none other than Giulio Alfieri, creator of the immortal Tipo 60/61 “Birdcage” sports racer and the man responsible for developing the 250F into a World Championship winner. The twin-overhead-camshaft, 6-cylinder engine was a close relative of that used in the 250F and developed around 220 bhp initially, with later examples producing 235 bhp on Lucas mechanical fuel injection. Built on the short-wheelbase chassis of the Spyder and likewise styled by Vignale, the Sebring 2+2 coupe arrived in 1962. By now a 5-speed gearbox, four-wheel disc brakes and fuel injection were standard equipment, with automatic transmission, air conditioning and a limited-slip differential available as options. A 3.7-liter, 245-bhp engine became available as the original developed into the Series II (introduced in 1965), while some cars left the factory with 4.0-liter units towards the end of production in 1966. A manual-transmission model, this matching-num- bers Sebring was delivered new to an unknown Italian owner in 1966. Between 1968 and 1984, the car was in Parma and from ’84 to 2000 in Milan. From 2000 to 72 2014, it belonged to Dr. Noel Martine in Belgium and since then has been owned by a Maserati collector in Holland. The engine and fuel-injection system were rebuilt in 1997, and the car has covered only 12,000 kilometers (7,456 miles) since, while more recently (in 2014) it received new tires and new brakes. Air conditioning was installed in 2015 and a service carried out. Finished in maroon with black leather interior, this beautiful and rare Maserati coupe is presented in generally very good condition and offered with Netherlands registration papers and roadworthiness certificate. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 15, sold for €270,250 ($307,058; €1.00=$1.06), including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ The Zoute Sale, Het Zoute, The Netherlands, on October 9, 2015. This month’s profile assignment immediately made me think of “A Tale of Three GTs.” You know — “They were the best of cars, they were the worst of cars. They were the wisest of investments, they were the most foolish of investments…” I will spare us all the pain and not stretch this any further. One of the more fascinating pursuits among collec- tors and would-be collectors in the past few years has been the search for the next mover. That elusive diamond hidden in plain sight that had been overlooked by a distracted market and was ready to jump in value. A car you just couldn’t lose money on. Just about everyone, including myself, has long thought most Maseratis to be undervalued. Of course, even the term is misleading, as no single observer gets to decide what the correct value of any object should be. That’s the Sports Car Market 1967 Maserati Sebring Lot 247, s/n 10535 Condition 2Sold at $77,000 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/20/11 SCM# 168747 1969 Maserati Sebring Series II Lot 12, s/n AM101S10683 Condition 2 Sold at $244,166 Bonhams, Knokke-Heist, BEL, 10/10/14 SCM# 255936 1963 Maserati Sebring Lot 242, s/n 1817 Condition 2+ Sold at $284,235 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 9/13/14 SCM# 256038 Dirk de Jager, courtesy of Bonhams

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role of the market, and all we can do is offer a humble opinion. I’ve often stated and written, to boring excess, that while prices in the market don’t always follow logic, it always pays to look to the fundamentals when examining why certain cars appreciate more quickly and steadily than others. Rarity, beauty, historic significance, marque history and reputation, along with usability, drive the bus — and the combination determines the destination. Three 1966 GT cars It’s instructive to compare the relative market values of three 1966 GT cars — all built in limited numbers and aimed somewhat at the same consumer. “Somewhat” because two of our GTs make do with DOHC inline 6-cylinder engines while the third doubles down with 12 pots in a Vee — but with a mere SOHC per bank. The cars are the Maserati Sebring, the Aston Martin DB6 and the Ferrari 330 GTC. While Maserati and Aston had been absent from competition for years by 1966, their reputations still rested on their prowess on the track, and that gave an aura of glamour to their GT cars. The 3.7-L Sebring put out 255 horsepower, while the 3.9-L Aston had 286 horsepower. Ferrari, of course, was still all about competition. The buyer who chose the 330 GTC was generally someone who was a more aggressive sort, and the 3,967-cc 12 was the most powerful engine at 300 horsepower. But they’re all in the same ballpark, and the 330 GTC was intended to be a gentlemen’s express, rather subtle and conservative in styling — and with the wide seats captains of industry required. Values creeping closer Looking at the past five years, all three cars have increased mark- edly. The Ferrari has seen a fourfold increase from 2010 to 2015 but has begun to plateau a bit, with cars being available in the $800k range after regularly breaking the $1m mark. Aston prices have been buoyant for years, and the DB6 has gone up about 1.5 times in the period, while the Sebring has seen a 3.5-fold increase. More interestingly, in 2010 the typical DB6 sold for more than three times as much as a Sebring, whereas now it’s closer to 1.5 times as expensive. As someone with seat time in all three cars, I can state with some confidence that it comes down to individual preference. Each car will deliver an entertaining, comfortable driving experience and is rare enough to excite both owner and observer. They are excellent representations of the best of what their brands have to offer. If any meet your needs, they’re likely to bring value and enjoyment in use and be reasonable financial risks as well. While larger trends can be seen in the current market, increasingly they are countered by a very individual, car-specific dynamic. It’s about the condition, history and location of a particular car and the needs and desires of a potential buyer at a precise moment. Just because one totally original car in Silver sells in New York City on this date for this price doesn’t mean the same model, completely restored in Dark Blue, would bring the same price in Paris a month later. Sebrings on the rise Trusted eyes on the scene in Belgium described this Maserati to me as being in “very good condition, mostly restored but with some original bright trim pieces in very good condition — no signs of any rust or corrosion and the car performed well on a brief drive.” So it wasn’t a super-fresh concours restoration, but a very present- able, well-cared-for car in good colors. It is not a superstar, but it also is not a need-filled project. As such, the price achieved seems to be in line with where the Sebrings have been moving. The world seems to be awakening to these terrific cars. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) February 2016 73

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German Profile Column Author 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Pedestrian looks and looming electronics problems hold down values for this supercar by Pierre Hedary Details Years produced: 2003–10 Number produced: 2,282 Original list price: $495,000 (2009 roadster) Current SCM Valuation: $195,000– $385,000 Tune up cost: $6,000 Chassis # location: On engine firewall and on radiator support Engine # location: Rear of cylinder block on left side Club: Mercedes-Benz Club of America More: MBCA.org Alternatives: 2012–14 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG, 2004–16 Aston Martin DB9, 2006–12 Ferrari 599 GTB SCM Investment Grade: D Comps Chassis number: WDDAJ76F25M000450 T his SLR is effectively a brand-new car. With only 4,300 miles over 10 years, this SLR is virtually flawless. Amenities include a Bose surround-sound stereo system with six-disk changer, F1 paddle shift, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone climate control and adaptive cruise control. Also included are the optional 19inch silver forged aluminum wheels. This car is absolutely spectacular in Crystal Laurite Silver exterior with a flawless leather interior in 300SL Red. Carefully stored and maintained since new, this is an incredible opportunity to secure perhaps the finest GT supercar of the past decade. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 11, sold for $407,000, including buyer’s commission, at Motostalgia’s Grand Prix auction in Austin, TX, on November 7, 2015. The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was supposed to be quite a car. For some it was the consolation prize in lieu of the CLK-GTR, and for others it was (kind of, sort of) the successor to the McLaren F1. Because it lacked the wild looks of the GTR, and it was simply nothing like the legendary F1, it never generated the lasting impact that Daimler Benz hoped. Anyone who doesn’t know what the SLR is would probably mistake it for an SL550. The question here is: Does the McLaren name, the eccentric nasal protrusion and the limited production make this a Mercedes with long-term collectability, or is it an overdone French pastry of a car that performs comparably to an SL63 AMG? Note that the SL63 originally sold for much less. 74 Filet Mignon between white bread As someone who loves mechanical excellence, I have to admit that the mechanical package of the SLR is magnificent. The supercharged V8 is based on the robust Mercedes M113 engine, and its bespoke engineering cues make it unique to the SLR. It’s a shame it isn’t sitting in the rear of a car that resembles the F1 or the CLK-GTR. Top end is just about 200 mph, with 0–60 mph acceleration in less than 3.5 seconds. However, a supercar needs to look outrageous. If Mercedes had followed the lead of the Ford GT, the Porsche Carrera GT or the Bugatti Veyron, the SLR would have sold the anticipated 5,000 units. Its most innocuous design attribute was the fact it emulated a production Mercedes. It strongly resembles the AMG R230 SLs. Because the SLR didn’t bring a completely new visual package to the table, it did not have the supercar effect. Mercedes has a tendency to manufacture automotive forms with conservative design principles — while withholding their exciting prototypes (think C111 and C112) from production. How long until the milk spoils? One of the perks of dealing with modern Mercedes is the inevitable failure of their electronic controls. I have seen various columnists speculate about this issue, but I’m going to tell you bluntly: Mercedes-Benz electronics from this era are fragile, nearly impossible to repair (believe me, I am being optimistic) and will not be reissued like parts for the W113 or W107 SLs. The SLR, or any Mercedes product from this era, will swarm with 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Lot 128, s/n WDD1994761M001547 Condition 1Sold at $308,365 Bonhams, Stuttgart, DEU, 3/28/15 SCM# 264637 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Lot 120, s/n WDDAJ45M000305 Condition 1Sold at $209,000 Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/15/15 SCM# 256911 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Lot S718, s/n WDDAJ76F75M000542 Condition 1 Not sold at $195,000 Russo and Steele, Newport Beach, CA, 6/20/14 SCM# 244398 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Motostalgia

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calamities once the various modules fail and its CAN wiring begins to biodegrade. While some very enthusiastic electrical engineering student may come up with repairs for various circuit-board failures, once the wiring dies off, you have a yard ornament. And even now, finding a dealer tech at any Mercedes service facility that can repair this car, diagnose its electronic trouble codes and get to the root of its issues will be a challenge. If you want an example, consider the SLR’s electronic spoiler that elevates at about 75 mph. This is a great example of technology that almost no one will be able to service in 10 years when it starts acting up. Not a race car or the Uhlenhaut coupe When Mercedes starts building different limited editions of a limited production car, it shows how despera it. In t adverti mities once the various modules fail and its CAN wiring begins to biodegrade. While some very enthusiastic electrical engineering student may come up with repairs for various circuit-board failures, once the wir- ing dies off, you have a yard ornament. And even now, finding a dealer tech at any Mercedes service facility that can repair this car, diagnose its electronic trouble codes and get to the root of its issues will be a challenge. If you want an example, consider the SLR’s electronic spoiler that elevates at about 75 mph. This is a great example of technology that al- most no one will be able to service in 10 years when it starts acting up. Not a race car or the Uhlenhaut coupe When Mercedes starts building different limited editions of a limited production car, it shows how despera it. In t adverti ment ment sa meant t the foo Uhlenh I’m ass reader w Merced Herr U you don The s most li the 300 an allo NSL ca McLare the 300 cubic lamities once the various modules fail and its CAN wiring begins to biodegrade. While some very enthusiastic electrical engineering student may come up with repairs for various circuit-board failures, once the wir- ing dies off, you have a yard ornament. And even now, finding a dealer tech at any Mercedes service facility that can repair this car, diagnose its electronic trouble codes and get to the root of its issues will be a challenge. If you want an example, consider the SLR’s electronic spoiler that elevates at about 75 mph. This is a great example of technology that al- most no one will be able to service in 10 years when it starts acting up. Not a race car or the Uhlenhaut coupe When Mercedes starts building different limited editions of a limited production car, it shows how despera it. In t adverti ment sa meant t the foo Uhlenh I’m ass reader w Merced Herr U you don The s most li the 300 an allo NSL ca McLare the 300 cubic is is to a r mond. Just l there a who w lots o for Beanie Babies and Matchbox cars, there are those who will buy pickled SLR 722 edition cars for top money. The SLR 722 edition was Mercedes’ attempt at making the SLR look cool and outrageous by cutting the roof off. I had a friend from the U.K. who did this to Morris Marinas, and everyone noticed him, too — but only for driving a car without a roof or windscreen of any sort. Classic Mercedes are better investments The real-world market for an SLR coupe lies in the $200k–$300k range with a few outliers. These cars were almost never driven when new, and most of them have about 10,000 miles. They sold for about $500k new, which means they have lost around 50% of their value since, but it is really too soon to tell. If you happen to like the SLR and want to own one, make sure you own the following collectible Mercedes-Benz 00SL (if , a solid , someg like a d a modern o use as a R should s a depred not as f you’re chanical t is in the calamitie alamities once the v amities once the various modules fail and its CAN wiring begins to biodegrade. While some very enthusiastic electrical engineering student may come up with repairs for various circuit-board failures, once the wir- ing dies off, you have a yard ornament. And even now, finding a dealer tech at any Mercedes service facility that can repair this car, diagnose its electronic trouble codes and get to the root of its issues will be a challenge. If you want an example, consider the SLR’s electronic spoiler that elevates at about 75 mph. This is a great example of technology that al- most no one will be able to service in 10 years when it starts acting up. Not a race car or the Uhlenhaut coupe When Mercedes starts building different limited editions of a limited production car, it shows how despera it. In t adverti ment sa meant t the foo Uhlenh I’m ass reader w Merced Herr U you don The s most li the 300 an allo NSL ca McLare the 300 cubic is to a r mond. Just l there a who w lots o for Beanie Babies and Matchbox cars, there are those who will buy pickled SLR 722 edition cars for top money. The SLR 722 edition was Mercedes’ attempt at making the SLR look cool and outrageous by cut- ting the roof off. I had a friend from the U.K. who did this to Morris Marinas, and everyone noticed him, too — but only for driving a car without a roof or windscreen of any sort. Classic Mercedes are better investments The real-world market for an SLR coupe lies in the $200k–$300k range with a few outliers. These cars were almost never driven when new, and most of them have about 10,000 miles. They sold for about $500k new, which means they have lost around 50% of their value since, but it is really too soon to tell. If you happen to like the SLR and want to own one, make sure you own the follow- ing collectible Mercedes-Benz 00SL (if , a solid , some- g like a d a modern o use as a R should s a depre- d not as f you’re chanical t is in the off off to r selling s kind of uld love they can h a Mercedes ng-term on in its ies once the various modules fail and its CAN wiring begins to biodegrade. While some very enthusiastic electrical engineering student may come up with repairs for various circuit-board failures, once the wir- ing dies off, you have a yard ornament. And even now, finding a dealer tech at any Mercedes service facility that can repair this car, diagnose its electronic trouble codes and get to the root of its issues will be a challenge. If you want an example, consider the SLR’s electronic spoiler that elevates at about 75 mph. This is a great example of technology that al- most no one will be able to service in 10 years when it starts acting up. Not a race car or the Uhlenhaut coupe When Mercedes starts building different limited editions of a limited production car, it shows how despera it. In t adverti ment sa meant t the foo Uhlenh I’m ass reader w Merced Herr U you don The s most li the 300 an allo NSL ca McLare the 300 cubic is to a r mond. Just l there a who w lots o for Beanie Babies and Matchbox cars, there are those who will buy pickled SLR 722 edition cars for top money. The SLR 722 edition was Mercedes’ attempt at making the SLR look cool and outrageous by cut- ting the roof off. I had a friend from the U.K. who did this to Morris Marinas, and everyone noticed him, too — but only for driving a car without a roof or windscreen of any sort. Classic Mercedes are better investments The real-world market for an SLR coupe lies in the $200k–$300k range with a few outliers. These cars were almost never driven when new, and most of them have about 10,000 miles. They sold for about $500k new, which means they have lost around 50% of their value since, but it is really too soon to tell. If you happen to like the SLR and want to own one, make sure you own the follow- ing collectible Mercedes-Benz 00SL (if , a solid , some- g like a d a modern o use as a R should s a depre- d not as f you’re chanical t is in the off to r selling s kind of uld love they can h a Mercedes ng-term on in its ductory ductory ption y of gia.) February 2016 75

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American Profile 1972 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible The original owner of this car knew what he was doing and ordered a near-W-30 example by Dale Novak Details Years produced: 1968–72 (second generation) Number produced: 928 (1972 442 convertible) Original list price: $5,547.94 Current SCM Valuation: $18,000–$26,000 Tune-up cost: $200 Distributor cap: $14 Chassis # location: Plate on driver’s side of dash, visible through windshield Engine # location: Stamped on pad at driver’s front of block, just below cylinder head Club: Oldsmobile Club of America More: www.oldsmobileclub.org Alternatives: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS5 convertible, 1969 Ford Mustang 428 CJ convertible, 1969 Plymouth GTX convertible SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: 3J67V2M140083 • Rocket 455-cid V8 engine • Automatic transmission • Restored by Thornton Brothers • Copy of window sticker • Copy of broadcast sheet • Restored to original specs • Factory air conditioning • Rare 8-track tape player • Sports console • Generously appointed from the factory T 76 he popular and respected 442 Package included FE2 suspension with heavy-duty front and rear stabilizer bars, wide 14-by-7-inch wheels, vered hood, special 442 grille, hood and body lou- painted stripes, and 442 badging. You could choose from four body styles and you could also have a nice choice in powerplants. This excellent example runs with the big 455-cid unit with a 4-barrel carburetor, flared dual exhaust outlets and a specially sculpted rear bumper. This 442 convertible has been beautifully and pro- fessionally restored by the Thornton brothers; this process has been photo documented, plus the Oldsmobile is accompanied by a copy of its window sticker and broadcast sheet. Presented as-original in Ebony Black with white interior (black dash and carpets), white soft top and white stripes, this is a well-optioned car that is deserving of attention. This Cutlass 442 was first shipped from its Lansing, MI, final assembly point to Sandusky Chevrolet Company in Kingfisher, OK, and had an MSRP of $5,547.94, which included $1,894.94 worth of accessories. Key among this group is the 455-cid V8 engine. Among the other desirable factory options are automatic transmission, air conditioning, sports console, “antispin” rear end, Rocket Rally Pac, stereo tape player, various accessory lighting, remote outside mirror, AM/ FM stereo radio, Soft-Ray glass, tilt steering wheel, cruise control and bumper guards, as well as power top, steering and brakes with front discs. Super Stock wheels were available in two styles, and this car features the chromed highlights style instead of the style that was color-keyed to the bodywork. Reported as outstanding throughout, this is a prime example of the respected and coveted Cutlass 442. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 175, sold for $77,500, including buyer’s premium, at the Auctions America Hilton Head, SC, sale on October 31, 2015. The Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 was introduced in 1964 as an option package for the F-85 and Cutlass and continued in production through 1980. The model was also offered from 1985 to 1987 and again from 1990 to 1991 before GM put a fork in it and called it done. Most Oldsmobile 442 aficionados place the emphasis on the higher-performance years, which are usually correlated to the muscle car era, which ran from 1964 through 1972. By 1973, the new Olds 442 was redesigned, and while it remained a popular model line, the horsepower output was suffocated with increased emissions regulations, more weight and more corporate 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Lot 2073, s/n 344670E123003 Condition 1Sold at $115,000 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/10/15 SCM# 256714 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Lot ST70, s/n 344670E170380 Condition 1- Not sold at $53,000 GAA Greensboro, NC, 11/7/14 SCM# 256462 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Lot 771, s/n 344670M304209 Condition 2+ Sold at $117,700 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas, NV, 9/27/14 SCM# 256087 Sports Car Market Ryan Merrill ©2015, courtesy of Auctions America

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edicts that lowered performance. Our subject car is part of the second generation of the body style, built from 1968 to 1972. During that generation, the 442 became its own model line from 1968 to 1971, with a specific VIN number assigned to the 442. The 1972 model was originally designated to be a body changeover year, with the new “Colonnade” body in play, but a pesky strike at GM put that off until the 1973 model. With that brief 442 primer behind us, let’s take a specific look at our 1972 subject car. The 442 was once again a styling and handling package in 1972. The VIN number did not tell you if the car was actually born as a 442 (although a U or a V in the fifth digit of the VIN number would denote the 455, but that was not specific to the 442 — only the X code denoted the W-30 455, which was only available in a 442 package). Starting with a 350 V8 Cutlass, you could order the W-29 442 package starting at $29. For that, buyers would get some badges and stripes, an upgraded suspension and faux hood louvers, and a different grille. There were plenty of other options as well, which could quickly take the base MSRP up to a hefty grand total. From an Oldsmobile 442 hierarchy standpoint, our subject car falls one notch short of the top dog in the category, which is the W-30 model. Those cars were usually ordered by well-heeled gentlemen who wanted the performance of an all-out muscle car, in a more stylish touring package. The W-30 option consisted of a massive 455-ci L77 engine that produced 300 ponies when put to the test. The main selling feature, however, was 410 foot-pounds of torque that could easily shred a pair of Goodyears in short order. There where plenty of other options and models also available, such as the Hurst/Olds, that allowed buyers to create and build just about any configuration Cutlass they desired. Unique options Our subject car was ordered with a set of very unique, documented, and now sought-after options. While the original buyer of this car didn’t order the top-level W-30 455, he did come close with the optional V-code, 270-horse, 455 Rocket engine. Other notable options included factory air, 8-track player, Sports console, the W-25 ram-air hood, anti-spin differential, rear exhaust cutouts, and a host of other luxury items. In essence, the original owner of this car knew what he was doing and ordered a “near-W-30” example with all the creature comforts of a luxury coupe. And that didn’t come cheap, with the total tally coming to a heady $7,442.88 in 1972 — all backed up via a copy of the original window sticker. A top-notch restoration The highly regarded Thornton Brothers, of Telford, PA, restored our subject car. They specialize in GM A-body cars and have a well-known following for doing some of the best restorations in the business. I’ve personally discussed a few cars with them — and crawled all over some of their restorations. Their work is impeccable and extraordinarily correct, and their finished cars command a premium when sold at auction. Our subject 442 was reported to be in near-perfect condition. The body panels, paintwork, engine bay, chassis and interior were all in pristine condition — and worthy of any show field. The color combination is also very desirable and easily adds 10% to the overall valuation. While the documentation is somewhat light, we do find copies of the original window sticker and broadcast sheet, which confirm the current build and configuration of the presentation. Sought after and relatively rare Production figures show 928 total Cutlass Supreme 442 convertibles built, with an additional 113 W-30 cars constructed in 1972. The special Hurst/Olds convertibles also add another 130 cars to the fold. Out of the 928 Cutlass Supreme 442 convertibles built, how many remain is anyone’s guess. However, peeling another layer off that onion would reveal far fewer cars with these options — and even fewer at this level of restoration. The reality is that this restoration was done for accolades — and certainly not to obtain a profit. Very few 1972 442 convertibles are currently for sale. The cars have a tendency to stay put in their owners’ garages. When one does come up for sale, the values can range from $25,000 for a rather ordinary #3 driver to $75,000 for an exceptional example. The buyers of these cars also have a tendency to stay loyal to 442s. These cars are often sold from one Oldsmobile collector to another. The SCM Pocket Price Guide pegs the 1972 convertible models at $18,000 to $26,000, which sounds like it needs to be updated, given the current market. Naturally, it boils down to supply and demand for any car to com- mand a premium. There weren’t a bunch of 1972 Oldsmobile 442 convertibles built and even fewer have survived. To complicate this, there are plenty of clones and replicas out there that were never (1972) 442s to begin with, so be careful and do your homework if you plan to purchase one. Options and colors can — and do — make a huge difference as well, so a well-appointed example will command a higher price. Our subject car was highly restored. The cost of that restoration was reported to have exceeded the $77,500 selling price. There was no mention of the car being a numbers-matching example, but most of the auction houses would rather not suggest that, as cars are or aren’t matching numbers because of the widely varying definitions of the term. The 411 on the 442 Given the slim offerings in the current market, the color combina- tion, partial documentation and restoration costs, the buyer of this Oldsmobile did well — but so did the seller. Had this car been offered in the public market via a private party sale (not an auction), I believe that the seller would have been hard pressed to fetch this sort of number for a 1972 442 convertible. Prospects would have researched the asking price and, frankly, thought the seller was crazy. That said, an auction was likely the best option for the seller since buyers could see the quality of the car and realize the enormous investment put into it — which resulted in a great outcome for the seller. By the books, Lot 175 was well sold, but when you continue to peel more layers of that automotive onion, both parties should be pleased. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Auctions America.) February 2016 77

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Race Car Profile 1956 Fiat-Bartoletti Tipo 306 Race Car Transporter This living racing relic hauled Maserati, Scarab and Shelby Cobra team cars — and has McQueen provenance by Paul Hardiman Details Year produced: 1956 Number produced: One Distributor cap: N/A Tune-up cost: N/A Club: None — unless you count the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 3062001625 T his is the Maserati factory team’s transporter of its World Championship-winning Fangio 250F season of 1957 — and which would also have taken Fangio’s Piccolo 250F (Chassis 2533) to the last race of his glittering career at Reims in 1958. It was subsequently acquired by Lance Reventlow for his Team America Scarab assault upon the European Grand Prix series in 1960–61. The transporter’s next American owners then made the most massive impact of the post-war period upon the European road-racing establishment — as Carroll Shelby’s Cobra operation used this team transporter during its Ferrari-toppling FIA Grand Touring Car World Championship-winning assault of 1964–65. This transporter’s motor racing pedigree at worldlevel was then perpetuated as the class International leading British Ford GT program team of Alan Mann Racing, based in Byfleet, England, hauled its cars and associated men and materiel around the World Championship battle zones of Europe. In 1969–70, it was acquired by Steve McQueen’s Solar Productions team to feature prominently (under ever-changing team liveries) in the ultimate motor race enthusiast cult movie: “Le Mans.” The vehicle — unrestored and in severely dilapidated (although, as it subsequently proved, still runnable) condition — later became the neglected victim of a complex family situation which saw it effectively abandoned in the open, though fortunately in near-perfectly dry desert-air preservation conditions at Mesa, AZ, for many years. Eventually, Cobra and Scarab owner Don Orosco became curious about the fate of the once-famous old transporter. Orosco recalls how: “I asked Carroll 78 Shelby what had happened to it and he just laughed and said, ‘Everybody and his brother has tried to get that sumbitch, and they’ve all got absolutely nowhere. Don’t waste your time tryin’.’” To the intensely competitive Mr. Orosco, that was like a red rag to a bull, and eventually he was shown the truck, in an otherwise empty U-Haul used-equipment disposal yard, its doors hanging open. But the engine was runnable, and the old, long-stored engine oil itself looked as fresh as if it had just been added. Orosco’s pessimistic estimate of just how extensive — and expensive — restoration would be was well wide of the mark. The process proved infinitely more costly and demanding, with extensive new framing and body paneling needed. It was finished just in time for the 2008 Monterey Historics, and with Orosco’s two Scarab single-seaters and sports-racing car all loaded on board, this Italianborn American motor racing icon was then driven into Laguna Seca’s Monterey Historics paddock to a tumultuous reception from the throng of patriotic enthusiasts. SCM Analysis This truck, Lot 333, sold for $1,012,824, including buyer’s pre- mium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale on September 12, 2015. As the catalog had it, it is “absolutely dripping with 1950s/60s motor racing history,” which once included taking 11 crew and friends to the opera — which sparked a dispute over how many parking spaces it was liable for. This was just the coolest thing on wheels at Goodwood, and it will remain so until someone discovers or replicates the long-lost Pegaso “Codfish” vans built from Sports Car Market 1960 Commer TS3 “Ecurie Ecosse” Lot 11, s/n T99A2181 Condition 3+ Sold at $2,730,391 Bonhams, London, U.K., 12/1/13 SCM# 231857 1956 Fiat Tipo 306/2 or 642/RN2 (this truck) Lot 234, s/n 3062001625 Condition 2+ Sold at $990,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/18/12 SCM# 209659 1959 Fiat Tipo 682/RN2 Bartoletti Lot 51, s/n 682RN2001461 Condition 2+ Sold at $990,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/20/11 SCM# 183088 Simon Clay, courtesy of Bonhams

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1952, at least one of which was used to carry race cars. You have to remember that back in the day, a dedicated race trans- porter was a rare thing. Race teams might use trucks, or at most, converted buses with doors cut into the back. Lesser individuals used horse trailers or even massive old Rolls-Royce shooting brakes and hearses, suitably modified for towing. A long, historic run The Ecurie Ecosse transporter of 1959 was one of the first custom-de- signed and -built carriers (see SCM March 2014, “Collecting Thoughts,” p. 30). Even before that, Ferrari pioneered the use of converted Fiat bus chassis to haul three cars, and so did Maserati, which commissioned our subject truck in 1956. Where they led, others followed, and various Lotus and Mercedes transporters have come out of the woodwork, been restored and pressed into service. Mercedes has even made a replica of its 1954 300S-based Renntransporter, which could carry a single 300SLR at high speed if a replacement was needed urgently at a racetrack. After Maserati had finished with it, it certainly did the rounds: Reventlow Automobiles Scarab Works team, Shelby American Cobra Works team, Alan Mann Racing, John Woolfe Racing, David Piper Racing, filming “Le Mans,” and the JCB Historic racing team. Following its massive restoration, it only had 103 miles on the clock, indicating that it had been little used (or the speedo cable was bust) — unlike the Ecurie Ecosse Commer which used to get driven everywhere, usually in the hands of exuberant racer Barrie “Whizzo” Williams, before owner Dick Skipworth sold it in 2013 for a massive $2.7m. The buyer then also snapped up two of Dick’s team cars, a C-type and a D-type, thereby acquiring a ready-made (and self-contained) collection of the highest pedigree, but that was not the case here, as the Scarab racers this Fiat transporter used to carry, two single-seaters and a copy of the sports racer, were dispersed elsewhere at the same sale. In fantastic shape Helping confirm little use, even the floorboards were clean on the underside, and there was no wear to seats or interior. The driver gets a neat little vinyl-trimmed bucket seat, while his two oppos luxuriate alongside on soft velour. There was one amusing and non-original touch in the interior. During the restoration process, Orosco found on eBay a bed cover and curtains fashioned from fabric featuring three Scarab Grand Prix cars, red, yellow and blue, among other period Formula One models, and he discovered that they had been bought in period from a Woolworth’s store. Scarab founder Lance Reventlow’s mother, Barbara Hutton, had been primary heiress to the Woolworth fortune — and it seems that she had had the design woven into bedspreads for car-mad kids. Orosco bought the fabric for $100 as linings for the cab curtains. The Leyland diesel engine was a later addition, probably dating back to the Bamford (JCB) days, and it was in good condition, so it was left. The original, smaller Fiat diesel was a bit, er, breathless (rather like the weird Tilling-Stevens supercharged two-stroke opposed-piston, 3-cylinder flat six in the Ecurie Ecosse Commer), allowing only 55 mph and apparently with the replacement unit fitted it would “cruise at 65 all day and it didn’t notice hills.” The turbo diesel six, a lay-flat design like the original Fiat 203 and probably an 11.1-liter Leyland 0.680 from a Tiger or Leopard bus, drives through a 5-speed semi-automatic, another carry-over from the bus world. Now, there was little confusion in the catalog, which described it as a 642 and, following the catalog, that’s what we called it last month. But a 642 looks more like a truck. In 2012 RM called it a 306, which is a bus, and this has the same front end. Bonhams didn’t quote a chassis number. When it was cataloged in 2012 it started 3062… but the 306/2 series didn’t appear until 1960. As used by Maserati and Reventlow it was a four-wheeler, but by the time it’s pictured carrying Daytona Cobras in 1964, it’s fitted, presumably at the behest of Shelby, or possibly for Camoradi, with a tag axle (an extra, undriven axle behind the drive wheels), for extra load capacity, which might be why the original motor struggled a bit. Orosco said in 2009 (speaking to Automobile, with the odo pictured on 43 miles) that he “had $600,000 in it.” A big toy for a big boy This time it was bought for just a tad more by a well-known English restorer and dealer who runs Jaguar Heritage’s racing activities, and the first thing he did was reapply the Cobra livery before displaying it at October’s Classic & Sports Car show at Alexandra Palace in North London, where it was carrying a couple of race Cobras. This reflects the carrier’s most glamorous and successful period, and because the owner bought it for his private collection, he can do what he likes. As he told me, “It caused a stir at the Ally Pally. I had a Dinky toy of the truck when I was a boy — I now have the big Dinky.” The Cobra period makes sense, as to revert to true Scarab-era configuration you’d have to lose that third axle. Back to hauling race cars Remaining in the EU meant it was subject to a further 5% import tax and, while the money looks like a lot, it’s in line with the 642 Ferrari transporter sold at Monterey in 2011 for $990,000. The sale price is far lower than the $2.7m paid for the Ecurie Ecosse transporter two years ago. And while the new owner isn’t exactly hurting for money, realizing a boyhood dream in full size is priceless. He’s one of the few people to have somewhere to store it — and he enjoys access to enough suitable cars with which to accessorize it. So no doubt we’ll be seeing it out at race historic meetings. Now, taking it to the Mille Miglia would really be something; if you think about the reception it got at Laguna Seca, just imagine what it’ll be like back home in Italy in the middle of the world’s most car-mad nation’s most frenetic historic motoring week. Well bought. ♦ (Introductory text abridged from Bonhams’ exhaustive catalog entry.) February 2016 79

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Next Gen Profile 1996 Subaru Impreza WRC97 Rally Car This is not only a historically significant rally car, but also the most significant Subaru to sell at auction by Chad Tyson Details Years produced: 1996 Number produced: 30 (estimated) Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: $180,000– $240,000 Chassis # location: On bulkhead in engine compartment Engine # location: On block above starter Alternatives: 1996 Ford Escort WRC, 1996 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV, 1996 Toyota Corolla WRC SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 1993 Toyota Celica ST185 Group A Lot 376, s/n: JT164STJ500014894 Condition: 3 Sold at $137,997 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 6/27/2014 SCM# 250546 Chassis number: PR0WRC97001 I 80 nitially road registered as P555 WRC but better known by its long-term moniker P18 WRC, this car had been given a superficial cosmetic refurbishment prior to entering the current ownership. Drawn to “first editions,” the vendor not only had Prodrive validate chassis 001 but also commissioned them to restore it to “original” condition (becoming the Banbury outfit’s first heritage customer in the process). The car was renovated using only original SRT parts, many of which would be even more difficult to source today. Overseen by Prodrive sales manager Steve Smith and documented in an accompanying hardback book, the resultant rejuvenation remains highly impressive and a real credit to David Richards and his team. Acid dipping revealed that Chassis 001 had endured a busy rally life but amazingly still retained its original Prodrive bodyshell, which was painstakingly repaired by the same team who had fabricated it in 1996. A suitable handover ceremony marked the project’s completion on December, 18, 2009. The inscription in chassis 001’s restoration book from that day simply reads: “Best wishes and congratulations on acquiring a very special car — David.” SCM Analysis This car, Lot 112, sold for £155,000 ($238,413), including buyer’s pre- mium, at H&H’s Imperial War Museum sale in Duxford, U.K., on October 14, 2015. FIA introduced World Rally Car regulations for the 1997 World Rally Championship season, superseding Group A rules. The change gave competing teams more flexibility, with a spirit not unlike that of the heyday of Group B rallying. The new rules stipulated that the cars may be derived from a family of cars and the base engine needed to be put in 2,500 road cars per year. The goal was to attract new manufacturers to the sport by removing some of the larger and more cumbersome homologation requirements. From Prodrive and back again Prodrive, in the midst of their highly successful rela- tionship with Subaru as the Subaru World Rally Team, leapt at the chance to dive into the new 2-door Impreza Sports Car Market 1985 Ford RS200 Lot 631, s/n: SFACXXBJ2CGL00114 Condition: 2+ Sold at $169,997 Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K., 11/16/2013 SCM# 231925 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX Group N Lot 337, s/n: GDB017026 Condition: 2 Not sold at $57,420 Bonhams, London, U.K., 2/25/2006 SCM# 41132 Courtesy of H&H

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after winning the manufacturer’s championship two years in a row with their Group A Impreza. Peter Stevens, designer of the McLaren F1, was tasked with reworking the new Impreza to Prodrive’s managing director David Richards’ vision. A season of testing and tweaking on this car followed. At the car’s press launch in late 1996, Richards waxed poetic upon Prodrive’s changes: “These cars, sure they’ve got the roots in production cars, but we’ve got the lovely, exciting colors, the excitement of the wings, the performance. Everything about them is extending the sport to a new dimension.” Prodrive won its third-straight WRC manufacturer’s title with our subject car and its WRC97 siblings, besting Ford by 23 points. Colin McRae finished second that year in the driver’s championship — losing out to Tommi Mäkinen by only one point — despite a four-race retirement streak midseason. Prodrive sold the car to Procar of Spain after the successful 1997 season. The rally-tracking website eWRC-results.com shows P18 WRC raced 80 rallies from 1998 to 2007, with 17 retirements. Notable drivers from this privateer life include Valentino Rossi, Grégoire de Mevius and Jean-Pierre Richelmi. Prodrive’s contract with Subaru ended as Subaru pulled out of the World Rally Championship altogether after 2008. This car, however, gave their team a fitting and positive closure to the company’s Subaru chapter. There was no chance this car would sell at this price without Prodrive. Their restoration, as detailed by David Lillywhite of Octane in their May 2010 issue, included a new engine block and specialty exhaust manifolds — both of which the shop had tucked away. Many of the employees were still there from this car’s development in 1996. Sourcing parts from a couple of other rally shops repaired the damaged rear section. One of those shops actually had a set of hand-rolled quarter panels from Prodrive bought years before. Subaru, meet the market; market, meet Subaru That the car failed to hit its low estimate of £175,000 ($269,176) isn’t an automatic qualification for the well-bought designation. P18 WRC is the highest bid (and selling) Subaru SCM has ever tracked. The next closest is also a rally car: an ’03 WRX Bonhams didn’t sell in February 2006. That WRX, with reserve reportedly at $70k, was a Group N car — not near the level of P18 WRC. The top selling Subaru previously was a ’98 WRX sold by Bonhams and Brooks in July 2001 for $45,402. That’s about the price for a loaded WRX STi at your Subaru dealer right now. Rally cars have long been available at auction, with the stars of Group B and Group 4 selling for exorbitant prices lately. The median price point for a Lancia Stratos is $496,121, while an Audi Quattro SWB hovers around $401,500. Subarus haven’t yet resonated with the market, as just six have ever been bid up over $20k at auction. The most frequent auction-going Subaru is the 360 microcar, but it doesn’t have the same “cute” factor — and the subsequent desirability — as an Isetta. Brat pickups might cause a chuckle or curious eyebrow gestures from passersby peering at the rear jump seats, but they’ll keep on walking. No, the first serious-money Subaru really had to be a rally car. It really had to be this rally car. This is not only a historically significant rally car, but also the most significant Subaru to sell at auction. That an owner even restored a rally car of this vintage is in and of itself strange. But, as per Lillywhite, he wouldn’t have approached the car without Prodrive ready to restore it. It’s possible that we’ll see more manufacturer-restored rally cars hit the market. But there is only one first Subaru WRC and that’s P18 WRC. The buyer could have spent double, but it’s still just money compared to what this car means to rallying. Let’s include introducing the high-end collector car market to Subaru to this car’s long list of achievements. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of H&H.) February 2016 81

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Market Reports Overview Autumn Auction Action A Ferrari 250 GT SWB brings $11.4m, and a kitted-out 1947 Chrysler brings $149k Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB coupe, $11,370,005—H&H, U.K., p. 106 2. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe, $3,324,865—H&H, U.K., p. 106 3. 1930 Duesenberg Model J disappearing-top roadster, $2,664,534—Bonhams, DNK, p. 94 4. 1914 Mercedes 28/95 phaeton, $1,401,029—Bonhams, DNK, p. 92 5. 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante convertible, $1,370,363— Silverstone, U.K., p. 124 6. 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K replica special roadster, $1,134,576—Bonhams, DNK, p. 92 7. 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 hp Silver Ghost skiff, $1,117,385— Bonhams, DNK, p. 88 8. 1937 Maybach SW-38 special roadster, $1,117,385—Bonhams, DNK, p. 92 9. 1927 Bentley 6½ Litre bobtail, $1,074,409—Bonhams, DNK, p. 88 10. 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre sedan, $1,059,595—Bonhams, U.K., p. 134 Best Buys 1946 Lancia Aprilia prototype convertible, $396,000—Dragone, CT, p. 150 84 A long list of period options — 1947 Chrysler Windsor Town & Country sedan, sold at $148,500 By Tony Piff A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB sold for $11.4m at H&H Duxford in mid-October and was the most expensive car in this issue. The SWB accounted for more than half of the $21.4m auction total at H&H, and 94 out of 145 cars went home to new garages. In Ebeltoft, Denmark, Bonhams auctioned off 49 cars from the Frederiksen Collection. Sales totaled $21.1m overall, and 43 of the cars met reserve. A 1930 Duesenberg Model J roadster was the top lot at $2.7m. A 1913 Pierce-Arrow Model 66A tourer took high-sale honors at RM Sotheby’s Hershey when it sold for $831k. 143 of 149 cars sold, and sales totaled $16m. At Silverstone’s Salon Privé sale, 35 out of 62 cars changed hands, for a combined $5.4m. A 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante led the high-sellers at $1.4m. Bonhams sold 98 out of 116 cars in Beaulieu, U.K., including a 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre sedan at $1.1m. Overall sales came to $5.4m. A 1947 Lancia Aprilia prototype was the top lot at Dragone’s Westport auction, selling for $396k. Sales totaled $2.8m, and 29 out of 57 cars hammered sold. Tony’s Market Moment: A wood-sided 1947 Chrysler Town & Country sedan at RM Sotheby’s Hershey bristled with period accessories: It had dual mirrors, dual spot lamps, fog lamps, roof rack, sun visor, reverse light, exhaust extension and a Jiffy Jet windshield washer. Engine bay photos showed three glass reservoirs fixed to the top of the battery — “an extremely rare MoPar automatic Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue Bonhams September 5, 2015 Silverstone September 14, 2015 Bonhams September 26, 2015 Ebeltoft, DNK October 8–9, 2015 H&H October 14, 2015 Dragone October 17, 2015 Duxford, U.K. Westport, CT $0 $2.8m $10m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts battery filler,” read the catalog. The perfectly restored car boasted a long list of important show wins, including a 2015 Best in Class at Amelia Island, and it sold at Hershey for a best-in-class $149k. A ’47 Chrysler sedan with an inline six is not a car you’d drive today for thrills or for catching crumpets. With its wood trim and numerous non-performance addons, this car is more like a very drivable piece of antique furniture. I think the best part about taking it on a CCCA CARavan might be pulling up to the lunchtime drive-in and watching the crowd gather in close to take in all the special details. ♦ $20m $30m RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA Oxfordshire, U.K. Beaulieu, U.K. $5.4m $7.6m $21.1m $16m $21.4m 1925 Ahrens-Fox NS4 fire engine, $182,220—Bonhams, DNK, p. 94 1923 Mercer Series 6 sporting, $82,500—RM Sotheby’s, PA, p. 118 1903 Pierce 1-cyl Stanhope, $57,750—RM Sotheby’s, PA, p. 114 1938 LaSalle Series 50 convertible, $49,500—Dragone, CT, p. 156 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Ebeltoft, DNK Bonhams — The Frederiksen Auction All 60 cars in the collection were on the button, and Mr. Frederiksen looked after them all himself, with the help of only one mechanic Company Bonhams Date September 26, 2015 Location Ebeltoft, Denmark Auctioneer Malcolm Barber Automotive lots sold/offered 43/49 Sales rate 88% Sales total $21,112,164 High sale 1930 Duesenberg Model J roadster, sold at $2,664,534 Buyer’s premium Second in class and the Beaulieu Cup winner at Pebble Beach in 2008 — 1939 Lagonda LG6 Rapide drophead coupe, sold at $816,551 15%, included in sold prices ($1 = DKK 6.69) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics I t was a bit like something out of a Bond film. When I mentioned to Henrik Frederiksen that I was staying in the nice hotel just down the lane, he responded with an enthusiastic, Ebeltoft, DNK “Ah, yes. I own the hotel.” Regarding my pleasant morning walk on the rugged coastline across the road, he said, “It’s my beach.” And when I commented on the beautiful woodland setting, he said, “I own the forest.” He wasn’t bragging; just matters of fact. Frederiksen is a very nice man and a proper hands-on enthusiast, and he is big in these here parts. His wealth allowed the build-up of a splendid and focused collection of early coachbuilt motor cars. e sad thing is that most of these cars were acquired with his wife, who recently died. And so the decision was made to let them go, barring a few favorites such as a real DS Décap, a Mk VI-based Bentley Blue Train replica and a ’53 Caddy convertible. Frederiksen’s Lyngsbaekgaard estate, on a peninsula only 15 minutes from the tiny Aarhus Airport, was a fantastic setting. The site includes Denmark’s oldest thatched building — the location of the sale, formerly cattle sheds before it warehoused Frederiksen’s cars. When the collection overflowed that, new barns had to be built, and most recently the last cattle shed (see Lot 35) was converted for yet more storage. “Until two years ago there were 250 cows in here,” Frederiksen told me. That building housed the European element of the collection. The “American shed” was up the path a little way behind the mansion. Impressively, all 60 cars in the collection were on the button, with only a handful in less-than-immaculate restored condition, and Mr. Frederiksen looked after them all himself, with the help of only one mechanic. That included the ultimate big boy’s toy, the massive Ahrens-Fox pumper in fully functional order, which sold for $182k. The top seller was, as expected, the disappearing-top Duesenberg at $2.7m, with the splendidly original 1914 Mercedes phaeton second at $1.4m. Quite a few of the other cars were rebodies, including the massive and magnificent Maybach Zeppelin cabrio right at the end of the sale that failed to sell. Ebeltoft isn’t quite the end of the world, but it’s not the sort of place you’d stumble across accidentally. There were no casual onlookers here; everyone had come for a purpose, and therefore bidding was strong, with most lots selling. However, since the market appears to have taken a breather even since the catalog 1930 Duesenberg Model J disappearing-top roadster, sold at $2,664,534 86 was in compilation, quite a few lots sold a little under estimate. That doesn’t make this a disappointing sale. Far from it; Mr. Frederiksen was delighted with the outcome — and, I suspect, secretly pleased to have unexpectedly retained a couple of his cars. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Ebeltoft, DNK ENGLISH #25-1910 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Sil- ver Ghost replica balloon car. S/N 1513. Purple/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 7,767 miles. Originally a Barker Landaulette, rebodied in the style of the lost C.S. Rolls balloon car with flat platform on rear and flexible leather rear fenders. Excellent order all round, with shiny paint and acres of eye-popping brass and a nice, justsettled-in appearance. Aluminum dash polished #9-1913 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Sil- ver Ghost tourer. S/N 2517. Maroon & black/ buff cloth/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 500 miles. Very silver and nickelly, including lights, radiator, klaxon, windscreen frame and wheels. Good older paint with some light cracking around fender bolts. Front leather just taking on a bit of life. Nice instruments Cosmetically refreshed a few years back, timber in good nick apart from one large repaired crack in scuttle, couple of small dings in right headlight. Seat edge a bit worn, but rest of leather okay. Elliott Brothers speedo. Cond: like a mirror and well stocked, including Elliott speedo. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $644,645. On the money for a Ghost without its original body. The fact that it was a weird one didn’t seem to affect it, but then it was a truly magnificent thing with appealing presence, straight out of “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines.” Last sold for $484k at RM Monterey 2011 (SCM# 185568). #44-1912 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Sil- ver Ghost cabriolet. S/N 2145. Eng. # 47D. Green/black leather & mushroom velour. RHD. Odo: 9,785 miles. Originally a Barker cabriolet, rebodied in the syle of Barker with some original parts. Incredibly straight and shiny. Perfect CAV headlights, lovely cutglass carriage lamps. Engine buffed up better then new. Smiths speedo. Also known as Edwina, per name plaque on scuttle, as appears including Elliott speedo. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $584,479. Originally the property of the Maharaja of Patiala, discovered by Charles Howard in India in 1970, then with Richard Solove. Last sold for $496k by RM in October 2011 (SCM# 191256) after being offered but not sold by Gooding & Co. at Pebble Beach two months prior (SCM# 184691). On the money here. #33-1913 SUNBEAM 25/30HP Torpedo. S/N 5320. Green/beige canvas/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 3,157 miles. Large and imposing tourer. Older restoration, has been a lighter color with a dark top. Buttoned leather shows a wonderful patina, with one small rip, and there’s a lovely set of dials plus an Auster rear screen. Like all the Frederiksen Collection cars, brass glows yellow like gold, though 3+. SOLD AT $1,117,385. Ex-Robert Barrymore. Two entries for 2009: October 29 sold for $783,241 with RM in London (SCM# 152497), having not sold at $725,000 at RM Phoenix in January (SCM# 119299). I wrote then, “Did just enough this time to change hands. A mid-estimate valuation, and the right price for one of the sportiest Ghosts.” I’d say that still holds true, even if it ended up near the bottom of the estimate range. #8-1927 BENTLEY 6½ LITRE bobtail. S/N WK2658. Eng. # WK2653. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 43,219 miles. Rare short-chassis car, originally with a minimal aluminum body, then a 4-seater coupe, finally with this body, inspired by the Forrest Lycett 8 Litre bobtail, made in Australia by 1950. Aluminum is still straight, good nickel and chrome, engine-turned dash. Front TOP 10 No. 9 to be the convention with Ghosts. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $713,408. In Australia almost all its life. Offered but not sold at Bonhams’ Festival of Speed sale in June of 2014, then wearing Australian plates, so it seems likely a deal was done post-sale (SCM# 250542). This time it sold where expected, and compares well with the Ghost balloon car replica (Lot 25). Also, look how much cheaper this near-immaculate piece of magnificence is compared with the more used skiff-bodied car, Lot 20. 88 there are a couple of blemishes in the radiator shell; left headlight (CAV, but Sunbeambranded) is slightly dinged. Now with alternator, electric fuel pump and hydraulic brakes, though still rear only. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $180,501. First supplied to Scotland and later in the Sword Collection, sold at the dispersal auction in 1962. No history since, but restoration is older. A fair price for a very usable Edwardian Era tourer. #20-1914 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Silver Ghost skiff. S/N 54PB. Green & wood/green leather. RHD. Odo: 3,700 miles. Rebodied no later than 1923. TOP 10 No. 7 seats nicely patinated; rear hardly used. Righthand throttle. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,074,409. Originally supplied to Australia, in the U.S. by 1971. Sold well over the estimate, but this is a car with history in its own right, and retaining many of its original major components. Sold for much the same as the very original 4½ Litre saloon at Bonhams Beaulieu (SCM# 267258). #27-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II Continental Owen Sedanca coupe. S/N 64PY. Eng. # PW15. Blue/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 20,519 miles. Perfect paint and chrome, straight panels, lightly used leather. Perfect black vinyl top. Extra altimeter and barometer. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $738,446. Apparently once raced the Blue Train from Calais to Antibes, driven by Mrs. Peta Fisher. Has Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Ebeltoft, DNK seat leather unworn and new carpets. Previously fire-damaged and rebuilt in early 2002. Still with original SS engine block. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $498,526. Originally supplied by Appleyard of Leeds. In the U.S. from 1940, then Switzerland and then Germany. On the money for a 3½-liter that’s not quite as original as it could be. #31-1939 LAGONDA LG6 Rapide drop- been in the U.S., and according to the tax disc, was in the U.K. until 2012, when it went through the hands of Frank Dale & Stepsons. Just about scraped up to the required money at a declared £509,716, but later appeared on Bonhams results page as simply “sold,” so perhaps the buyer fell out and a new one was found. #34-1937 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III drophead coupe. S/N 3BT185. Eng. # K68R. Blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 1,249 miles. Former Pebble Beach winner. Restored more than a decade ago but still excellent paint and chrome. Timber and veneers perfect, hardly used leather. In the front seat is a cushion with the image of Hedy Lamarr printed on it, as there is a link... Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $618,860. It’s the condition that matters here, helping this V12 Phantom to a strong mid- head coupe. S/N 12372. Blue/red leather. RHD. 1940 New York Auto Show car with factory Frank Feeley-designed body. Acquired by Skip Barber in 2007 and restored by RM Auto Restoration, winning second in class and the Beaulieu Cup at Pebble Beach in 2008. $120,334. Sold low, way under the $170k– $225k estimate range, maybe because along with the other two French cars (both later Citroëns), it was way out of kilter with the rest of the collection. Well bought, therefore. #18-1930 HISPANO-SUIZA H6C cabrio- Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $816,551. Last sold for $545k with RM in Monterey 2011, well under the $650k–$900k estimate (SCM# 183146). This time it’s redeemed itself. Being the swoopiest British coachbuilt with the best Feeley-designed body for the model in a sea of angular American iron is probably what helped it to almost $200k over the high estimate. #24-1973 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM VI convertible. S/N PRX4705. Green/white leather. Odo: 39,473 km. One of two bodied by Frua; the other is a four-door. From a distance you think this is a fancy-bodied Corniche... but it’s huge, another dimension completely. SM taillights, with a few small estimate price, but the history is fascinating: Originally delivered to Fritz Mandl, an Austrian arms maker and munitions supplier to Axis powers, once married to aspiring young actress Hedwig Kiesler. After she escaped the marriage and fled to Hollywood (later becoming famous under the stage name Hedy Lamarr), and before he was discovered to be a Jew, Mandl shipped the car to South America before it could be confiscated. #7-1938 JAGUAR SS 100 3½-liter road- ster. S/N 390083. Silver/green leather. RHD. Odo: 26,451 km. Good plating and nice paint, ripples above the left one, two small stone chips and one small ding over left headlight. Lightly creased leather and all timber is good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $550,097. Made for consul Simon van Kempen of Switzerland and Monaco, who kept it until 1997. Sold well over estimate, but find another... FRENCH #29-1909 RENAULT V1 20/30 Cape Top Victoria. S/N 14985. Dark blue/maroon leather. RHD. Restored. Leather hardly used. Lovely brass and lots of it: big Bleriot headlamps, Besnard scuttle lamps. Massive handcranked Bleriot klaxon. Cond: 2. SOLD AT 90 Sports Car Market Now with power steering. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $446,954. Originally supplied to Paris but must have arrived in the U.S. soon after. Was also in the U.K. at some time. Restored again about 10 years ago before appearance at Pebble Beach. Sold mid-estimate and looks like a slightly better value than the Isotta Fraschini, Lot 32. #2-1973 CITROËN SM coupe. S/N 00SD0338. Blue/tan leather. Odo: 36,538 miles. U.S.-spec car, basically all in fair order but sits oddly: low at the front and distinctly saggy at the right front corner—and it’s like that in the catalog pics, too. Otherwise, all trim and rubber good, one tiny blemish on stainless back bumper, redone leather and suede dash top unworn. No rot in the floor let de ville. S/N 12401. Brown & black/brown leather. Kellner body modified in period by Hibbard & Darrin to include a fixed roof and side windows for the chauffeur. Modified back to original in late ’40s. Spotlight and periodspec bumpers added later. Super Deco rear interior compartment still in excellent order.

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Bonhams Ebeltoft, DNK punt. Newish exhaust. Modern a/c compressor and alternator. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $56,729. Originally supplied to the U.S. and restored there. Market-correct price for a driver SM, but I’m surprised it sold the way it sits, and for this much money with the U.S. front in Europe. But it is a 3-liter manual, and the suspension might be a simple fix. #1-1974 CITROËN DS23 Pallas sedan. S/N 01F68592. Eng. # 683012251. Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 54,237 miles. One of the only slightly ratty cars in the collection, along with the SM standing next to it, Lot 2. Repainted around 2000, but it’s bubbly around the left headlight, plus a few small scratches in right front fender; rest of paint okay. A few wrong carbs and probably a replacement engine (SCM# 17144). Strangely, let go a little way under the wide estimate band of $1.45m– $1.9m, as was the theme with many of the lots here, and other recent auctions, too. My absolute favorite car of the sale. #16-1935 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K replica special roadster. S/N 113688. Black/brown leather. Odo: 1,161 km. K roadster re-creation built by Franz Prahl from 2008 to 2011 on a cabrio chassis. A flawless job and indistinguishable from the real TOP 10 No. 6 man limousine, discovered in Hungary by Eberhard Thiesen and rebodied in Lithuania. As the catalog put it, “exceptionally unique.” Let go a bit under the lower estimate, and for a non-original car, or at worst a bitsa, $1¼ mill is a big ask. #3-1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 320N Cab- corrosion speckles in rear spears. Redone leather all good, modern stereo with ugly modern speakers on rear shelf. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $36,100. Mr. Frederiksen only bought it in the past couple of years. This and the SM contrasted with the rest of the collection, so the two moderns were got out of the way first. Sold under the estimate range but very fair money for condition. GERMAN #28-1914 MERCEDES 28/95 phaeton. S/N 15979. Eng. # 22781. Brown & wood/tan canvas. RHD. Fantastically original old thing. Exact age of wooden body indeterminate, but probably originally a boat-tailed skiff design, rescued and preserved by soaking in linseed oil for three years. Canvas seat covers protect ancient leather. Unrepeatable patina to brass radiator shell, great big Zeiss lights, trunks on the rear straight out TOP 10 No. 4 dash glows with vitality. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $524,312. Compared to the Maybachs, this is almost compact. Discovered in Russia by Eberhard Thiesen in the ’90s and restored in his shop. Sold over the $410k top estimate, but having the original body obviously helped here. TOP 10 No. 8 of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Now with electric start. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,401,029. Last SCM record is in 1993, when Sotheby’s sold it from the estate of Ben Moser to Richie Clyne for $160k, with our comment that it had the 92 #23-1937 MAYBACH SW-38 special roadster. S/N 1834. Black/cream leather. Odo: 48,100 km. The “small” Maybach, though that’s a relative term. Well restored, but another one of the collection with a replica body, re-created to a period Spohn design, with fitted luggage in rear compartment. Motor might not be the original. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,117,385. Originally a Pull- Sports Car Market thing. Achingly gorgeous from every angle, with amazing and perfect mother-of-pearl dash. Now with electric power steering. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,134,576. Bought by Frederiksen at the end of 2011. I can’t believe you could commission a new one for less money (or stand the three- to four-year wait), so with that in mind, this looks like a good deal. #10-1937 HORCH 853 cabriolet. S/N 853163. Silver & black/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 2,007 km. Beautiful older restoration still presents very well with perfect twotone paint and chrome. Leather only lightly worn on driver’s side. Amazing veneer-inlaid hard top. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $541,402. Discovered in Russia by Eberhard Thiesen about 2000, restored in Lithuania. Sold well over the $275k–$275k estimate, while most of the lots here were sold within the band or slightly under. Suspect this might have been because it was the first properly “old” car of the sale, and in a packed sale room, nobody was quite sure how the mood was going to go. ITALIAN #32-1929 ISOTTA FRASCHINI TIPO 8A landaulette. S/N 1390. Blue & black/black leather/brocade velour. RHD. Odo: 702 miles. riolet A. S/N 172289. Silver/tan leather. Odo: 1,320 km. Baby 540k built on short N chassis. Most of body new at restoration. Decent rechrome with a few tiny marks under the plating. Tan leather unworn. Nicely dull timber to dash, original instruments have survived well. Timber door cappings are so shiny and seamless they look like molded plastic. With

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Bonhams Ebeltoft, DNK Almost perfect, some polish marks under radiator chrome. Veneers and inlays perfect, patterned leather in rear unworn, front leather shows a little use. Painted wires behind Easiclean discs. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $524,312. First registered in England and won the Goodwood Concours in 1957. It sold for $142k at a 1984 Sotheby’s auction (SCM# 19447). More recently, it no-saled at the Festival of Speed in July of 2013 (SCM# 233457). Here it looks like a good value against a Royce or a Bentley. AMERICAN #35-1925 AHRENS-FOX NS4 fire engine. S/N 1641. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 6,461 miles. A thing of massively restored (2002–05) magnificence, beautifully presented, and apparently everything works. All the bells and whistles—literally. Hoses, ladders all in good nick, seat leather only lightly worn. Still runs original BEST BUY magneto! Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $182,220. Originally in service (for almost four decades) with the city of Dover, New Hampshire, and driven around the Lyngsbaekgaard estate on viewing day. With massive 1,100-gallon-perminute capacity. This ultimate boy’s toy looked a snip at less money than a 3 Litre Bentley. TOP 10 No. 3 #14-1930 DUESENBERG MODEL J disappearing-top roadster. S/N 2346. Black/black leather. Odo: 49,298 miles. ACD Category 1, so it retains all its major original components and is a multiple concours winner. Older resto but still shiny, with lovely hand-applied coachlines. Excellent chrome; some small marks in rear platform cepted high bid was a little below the lower estimate, which usually correlates pretty closely with the reserve. #19-1931 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CL dual-cowl phaeton. S/N 7803303. Black/ black cloth/red leather. Odo: 76,511 miles. Looks like one of the more recent restos, though catalog says it was actually done in the ’80s. Excellent paint and very good chrome; has a few polish marks under the plating on the radiator shell. Leather looks unused. Concours motor, though some paint burnt chrome. Lightly used and creased leather. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,664,534. High-water mark of the weekend, though in common with many lots at this and other recent sales, ac- off the carb top. Instruments, in engine-turned dash, are perfect. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $423,727. One of the few cars that didn’t want to run, though it did eventually. Sold quite some ways under the $520k–$620k estimate range. I can’t quite fathom why it attracted so little and why it was let go. #40-1933 AUBURN 12-165 phaeton. S/N 1094H. Black/blue leather. Odo: 1 miles. Older resto with a few dust marks in the paint. Excellent chrome. Almost unused leather. Top like new. Dual-ratio rear axle. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $249,263. Last sold in August 2010 at RM for $204k, which we felt was a bit cheap at the time (SCM# 165730). Here it’s just about holding its own. #26-1933 STUTZ DV32 roadster. S/N DV241505. Cream & brown/beige cloth/beige leather. Odo: 48,838 miles. Said to be one of two DV32 roadsters made in 1993. Stored long-term. Restored 1996–97, still with excellent paint and plating. New-looking leather and carpets, lovely dulled timber on dash. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $567,288. Once owned by serial Stutz owner (and noted miser and hoarder) Alexander Kennedy Miller, who was found after his death to have accumulated millions, but never paid any taxes. This car 94 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Ebeltoft, DNK 1996 by Mosier of Inglewood, CA, now with a few small marks at panel edges, beautifully done hand-applied coachlines. Almost unused leather. Engine enlarged with custom crankshaft to 455 ci. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $249,263. Sold for $275k at Gooding Pebble Beach in August of 2013 (SCM# 227470). Our reporter said then, “A no-sale across the block against a high bid of $240k; deal was done at a market-correct price, with possibility for upside in future. Realistically bought and sold.” This time I’d say it was still on the money. #12-1948 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER re-entered civilization in the September 1996 sale held by Christie’s on the Miller estate to try to claw back some money for the IRS. Three owners since, including Frederiksen, and here sold bang on the money. #11-1934 AUBURN 12-165 salon convert- ible. S/N 1091F. Black/black leather. Odo: 566 miles. ACD Club Certified Category 1 car, meaning it has original chassis, engine and body. Very straight, perfect paint, though slightly dinged and scratched side scallop moldings. Nicely creased leather, perfect Deco dash. Motor is concours-level. Philco Transitone radio with controls on steering column. Town & Country convertible. S/N 7407193. Black/taupe cloth/blue leather & taupe velour. Odo: 33,394 miles. 324-ci I8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Very shiny, a few small blemishes on grille chrome, light scratches on bumper, rear lamp moldings lightly pickled. Black color sadly accentuates the few tiny dings and wrinkles in side of left fender. Timber excellent and well preserved with a few small repaired cracks. Unworn velour, slightly worn leather. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $140,962. Hammered near the top of the $105k–$140k estimate range, which I put down to rarity in Europe and splendid condition. #17-1951 HUDSON HORNET convert- Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $335,216. Last seen at Worldwide Auburn in 2012, when it sold for $473k, and our reporter said, “A very strong price for condition, but as one of approximately six convertible coupes made in the final year of the Auburn V12, several felt it was worth it” (SCM# 213606). Selling just under the lower estimate, it’s slipped back a bit since. #41-1934 LINCOLN MODEL KB con- vertible. S/N KB3444. Blue/buff cloth/blue leather. Odo: 10,738 miles. Said to be one of 25 Dietrich 281 KBs built in 1934. Restored in ible. S/N 7A71472. Gold/magnolia leather. Odo: 94,537 miles. 308-ci I6, 2x1-bbl, auto. Restored not many miles ago, excellent paint, chrome and leather. Twin-H power motor just about concours. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $171,905. One of Fredericksen’s later acquisitions, bought at Rick Cole Auctions at Mon- terey 2014 for $220k (SCM# 244963), previously not sold at $120k Mecum Monterey 2013 (SCM# 230848). Sounds as if he paid top dollar to get the car he liked, and if so, it may well have been an emotional purchase. Let’s call it sold fair here. © 96 Sports Car Market

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. H&H — The Imperial War Museum The total from the Colton cars was $15.3m, which should be enough to buy and run three new lifeboats Company H&H Date October 14, 2015 Location Oxford, U.K. Auctioneer Simon Hope Automotive lots sold/offered 93/145 Sales rate 64% Sales total $21,373,508 High sale 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, sold at $11,370,005 Buyer’s premium Bequeathed to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution from the estate of the late Richard Colton — 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe, sold at $3,324,865 12%, minimum $231, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.65) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics “A About three lifeboats” was the consensus. Late Ferrari enthusiast Richard Colton had left his cars — including two precious Ferraris — to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Incredibly, the U.K.’s lifeboat service is not governmentfunded, but a charity relying on donations. The cars were the most valuable items ever bequeathed in a single legacy to this life-saving volunteer organization, which costs $620k a day to run. The total from the Colton cars was $15.3m, which should be enough to buy and run three new lifeboats. Colton’s Ferraris weren’t in the concours condition we have become accustomed to these days, but they were charming in their slightly foxed tiredness. The SWB in particular was decidedly non-symmetrical in places and all the better for it. It took a cracking price of over $11m, a record for a steel SWB, making up more than half of the sales total and representing a personal record for Simon Hope, who co-founded H&H 22 years ago. Colton’s 275 GTB/4 was more in line with the market at $3.3m. His E-type lightweight replica, built by Bryan Wingfield of DRL Engineering in 1991, sold for $233k, while his massively upgraded XK 120 with Getrag 5-speed and rack-and-pinion power steering sold 98 for $172k. This was a massive sale by H&H standards. The Duxford hangar was full, Duxford, U.K. and half the lots were outside, joining the Handley Page Victor tanker that was displaced for the occasion. A Subaru Impreza used by Colin McRae sold after the auction and looked like a bargain at $238k, while a shinily restored Land Rover, this time an 86-inch, made a very strong $61k. Those prices were broad, as expected, but nobody could have foreseen the incredible $107k paid for a wreck of a Jaguar XJ12 C. Cosmetically Broadspeed-ised, this pre-production 1976 V12 coupe had been the on-screen wheels of Patrick Macnee, aka John Steed, in the TV adventure fantasy “The New Avengers.” Even though the car had suffered badly in its 20 years in the wilderness, it sold for seven times its estimate. Another celebrity car, the futuristic and long- lost Sotheby Special show car based on a 1971 Aston Martin DBS V8, now very shabby and with its multiple taillights long departed, sold for $136k. The Aston Martin Works Development V8 of 1973, in storage since 1987 and with paint now peeling, tripled its estimate to reach $112k. This was H&H’s highest-grossing sale to date, and it will be remembered for the “lifeboat” Ferraris. Well done, all around. ♦ $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Sales Totals

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. ENGLISH #90-1934 BENTLEY 3½ LITRE saloon. S/N B54AH. Gray & ivory/red leather. RHD. Odo: 97,991 miles. Nice example of “The Silent Sports Car.” Lovely and straight with nice repaint and coachlines, good plating. Good door fit, lightly creased leather. Nice timber and good headlining. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT modified 120 coupe, however successful the changes might be. Very well sold. $66,325. The right money for a decent Derby Bentley. Elegant and not too flouncey Park Ward body helps here. It might have got a little more had it been a 4¼, but it’s really all about condition—which is inextricably linked to the seesaw relationship between expenditures behind it and the bills looming ahead. This was on a favorable part of the curve, so I’d say slightly well bought. #76-1938 TRIUMPH DOLOMITE rep- lica roadster. S/N 2321581. Green/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 36,494 miles. Dolomite Straight 8 was essentially Triumph’s copy of an Alfa 8C 2300, and this is a copy of that. Beautifully done, good paint and excellent plating, leather lightly used. Runs a straightsix Dolomite engine with extra front exhaust port to run four outlets into eight downpipes. Various XK 140 bits, including rack-and-pinion steering, 4-wheel disc brakes, 5-speed gearbox, power steering. Couple of small dings in top of fender. Rear light plinths only lightly pickled. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $172,273. From the Colton Collection, so proceeds go toward buying new lifeboats. Offered at no reserve and sold for less money than the other “improved” XK 120 coupe in the sale, Lot 75, and probably fair at that. #38-1955 LAND ROVER SERIES I 86- Must sound very odd. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $139,049. Only three Dolomite 8s were built, and only two exist (creator Donald Healey destroyed one on the 1935 Monte Carlo Rally). All the drawings were destroyed, so there’s not much to go on, making this a commendable job by Rob Green of Gloria Coachworks, an early Triumph specialist. Sold at low end of what was hoped for, but there are no precedents here. #75-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 John May Special coupe. S/N 679351. Green/red leather. RHD. Extensively modified, and wheels look too small for it. Rack-and-pinion steering, 4-pot front brakes, all-synchro box from a 4.2 E-type, roll cage, alternator. All in very good order, with leather lightly used. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $198,114. Very big money for a 100 inch utility. S/N 17060671. Green/beige canvas/green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 20 miles. The most over-restored one I’ve seen yet, with brightly plated fasteners, etc. Even the rear silencer is polished. No leaks and looks totally unused: drip trays underneath it not needed. runs an electric fan. Leather hardly used, modern seat belts. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $139,541. Sold right on the money with perhaps a tiny profit left in it for retail. #77-1962 JAGUAR XKE Series I 3.8 coupe. S/N 860472. Eng. # R47599. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 78,137 miles. Excellent and well restored. Very good recent repaint in original color and okay chrome. Lightly dinged aluminum center console trim, newish #143-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 coupe. S/N 669108. Green/green & gray leather. Odo: 28,932 miles. What happens when an individual gets hold of a great car and, er, individualizes it. Straight and shiny body with better-than-average door fit. Strange interior trim in green suede and mushroom leather, various extra switches and Brantz tripmeter. ducted for being too shiny. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $61,157. Completely pointless, in my opinion, but the biggest money yet for a restored S1 Landie. The only ones allowed to be this shiny are the Queen’s special parade rigs. #44-1958 ASTON MARTIN DB MK III coupe. S/N AM30031696. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 458 miles. Very straight and shiny, panel gaps are variable as usual, but fairly tight for the model. Newish leather, DB4GT front brake calipers, new aftermarket engine block. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $327,318. Last sold for $150k at Artcurial’s 2011 Rétromobile sale (SCM# 169045). Slightly well bought at under the £220k ($330k) estimate. #55-1959 JAGUAR XK 150 SE drop- head coupe. S/N S827443. Red/black cloth/ black leather. RHD. Original right-hand-drive car shinily (and recently) restored. New wheels cover Coopercraft front brakes, motor With later recirculating-ball steering, plus capstan winch. Cond #1, with half a point de- Sports Car Market

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. leather. Smoothed rear pan, slightly speckled rear light plinths polished through to copper plate in places. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $192,946. Bought at H&H’s Buxton sale in October 2013 wearing green for £42,940 (about $66k). Sold well over top estimate of $155k, so the paint job was worthwhile. #140-1964 JAGUAR C-TYPE replica racer. S/N P1B5262DN. Green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 2,180 miles. Very nicely built perfect copy of a C-type with correct rear suspension rather than independent back end that’s the usual carry-over from the donor. Hardura transmission cover trim, spare plugs, etc., look almost like new. Leather lightly baggy. Cond: but more than three times the price of the 2+2 it was based on, so once you factor in the hours of enjoyment it provided for its late owner, it’s probably just about washed its face. #89-1971 ASTON MARTIN DBS V8 you’d keep them if you planned on using it. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,059. Sold for slightly less than I expected, which should have pleased the man who wanted to buy it on viewing day. A nice deal. #144-1969 JAGUAR XKE Lightweight replica convertible. S/N 1R41065. Green/ beige cloth. RHD. Odo: 24,984 miles. Mildly hot-rodded E-type along the lines of a Lightweight, made by Bryan Wingfield from a ’69 2+2 donor car, first on the road in 1992. Older paint with a bit of road rash around the nose, crack in windshield, modern stereo, cloth 2. SOLD AT $276,867. Donor was a 1964 S-type with power steering and overdrive, though obviously only the parts needed made it on to this replica. For the buyer, compares very well with the similar car sold at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting sale in March 2015, which sold well over estimate at $385k (SCM# 264458). #4-1964 LAND ROVER SERIES IIA 88-inch utility. S/N 24115027B. Green/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 10,423 miles. Nicely refurbed truck-cab IIA. New paint, new tires. Solid chassis with at least new rear crossmember (catalog says whole chassis is new), new shocks, etc. Canvas tilt top looks newish. Modern bucket seats look out of place, but weave seats not yet baggy. Lots of event stickers confirm it’s been well used and enjoyed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $232,568. From the Richard Colton Collection and, like the others, offered at no reserve. Sold at the price of a pretty nice 3.8 roadster in this clean condition, Sotheby Special coupe. S/N DBSV810380R. Dark blue/green leather. RHD. A famous car in its day but neglected almost immediately. Stored badly in various barns for the past 40 years and generally horrid, though body isn’t rusty, as it’s plastic. Still with its fuel injection, but multiple taillights missing. Front seats missing, but rest of leather still there and might be savable. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $135,573. Montreal and Geneva Show Car, later did the rounds of all the glossy mags but fell into disrepair when the cigarette brand it was built to promote failed to take off. Sold under estimate but fetched the same as a really nice stock DBS V8 would at auction, so exceptionally well done. Aston Martin has apparently offered to help restore it, but as far as I know, its Heritage division has never done any fiberglass work. #40-1971 JAGUAR XKE Series III V12 coupe. S/N 1S50156BW. Black/blue velour. RHD. Odo: 68,034 miles. Straight and shiny, with weird velour seats. But the hardware’s almost irrelevant; the history is all here, being connected with footballing legend George Best, and appearing in various news photos of the time. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $74,077. Not particularly nice, but fair money because of the connection with Best, though only used by him until 1974 and never registered in his name. No, I don’t know why you’d want a footballer’s auto E-type with a nasty interior, but someone will make a killing on it. Price almost irrelevant here, as whatever the number was, it’ll be subject to a big markup. But you could find a nicer example for the money. #66-1973 ASTON MARTIN V8 Works development car. S/N V811006RCA. Gold/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 92,888 miles. Fac- 102 Sports Car Market

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Rising Sun Selected sales of Japanese collector cars by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #756. 1968 TOYOTA SPRINTER racer. S/N KE11041951. “Campaigned since early ’70s; includes period photos, logbooks. Rebuilt race engine with break-in miles only. Estimated 120 hp more than adequate for a 1,400-lb car. Doors and trunk lid have been lightened. Stock chrome bumpers. Bolt-on fender flares are period pre-TRD steel items. Seller says it will rev to 9,000 rpm, though he typically shifts at 8,000.” Condition: 3. ing Sun Selected sales of Japanese collector cars by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #756. 1968 TOYOTA SPRINTER racer. S/N KE11041951. “Campaigned since early ’70s; in- cludes period photos, logbooks. Rebuilt race engine with break-in miles only. Estimated 120 hp more than adequate for a 1,400-lb car. Doors and trunk lid have been lightened. Stock chrome bumpers. Bolt-on fender flares are period pre-TRD steel items. Seller says it will rev to 9,000 rpm, though he typi- cally shifts at 8,000.” Condition: 3. H&H H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. tory development car for the carburetor model; was originally UKX 50L. Horrible and flaky up top, and rotten underneath that. Leather lightly creased. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $111,977. With 350-hp upgrade, up from stock 250 hp. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $186,116. Early life in California, back to the U.K. in 2009 after it sold on eBay for $86k (SCM# 120859) and returned to original white color. Sold under the $200k lower estimate, but realistic for a roadgoing Group B car that you can’t do very much with. #5-1987 FORD SIERRA RS Cosworth hatchback. S/N WP0EXXGBBEGG19084. Moonstone/black & red velour. RHD. Odo: 57,707 miles. Looks good and original. Well preserved and interior unworn. Still on a set of Dunlop SP Sports, if not the original D40s. In storage since 1987. Offered for restoration at a realistic £25k–£35k ($37k–$52k), but more than doubled that. Mad price for any V8 Aston with this many expensive needs. SOLD AT $10,600. This longtime racer spent much of its life in Canada, and there was no guarantee that it could be titled for U.S. streets. With that understanding, call it well bought and sold for a readyto-go track toy that will look cooler with each passing year. Bring A Trailer, December 2, 2015. #678. 2002 HONDA S2000 convertible. S/N JHMAP11442T005953. 63,000 miles. “Clean and unmodified with clean CARFAX. Offered by its second owner. Upholstery and dash look practically new, all lights and switch gear work. 6-speed manual.” Condition: 3+. #13-1976 JAGUAR XJ12 C coupe. S/N 2G1008BW. Dark green/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 4,290 miles. A pre-production XJ12 C modified by Broadspeed with big wheels and arches. Massively neglected, instruments smashed as if someone’s been at them with a light machine gun, seats ripped, front and rear windows held in with gravity and tape. Pointing out the dulled paint is almost irrelevant. Horrible old shed. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $106,809. Made huge money because it was Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,143. Stored from 2002. Sold over the £20k–£24k ($30k–$36k) estimate, but the right money for the direction these are going. They’ve almost caught up with that rival homologation special, the BMW E30 M3. SOLD AT $14,100. A Miata is more fun to toss around within legal limits, but the S2000 is the real performer. 2002 is the sweet spot, still with the outgoing F20C VTEC engine with 9k redline, but now with better sound system, glass rear window with defroster and other interior updates. Stock condition and low miles made this a smart buy at a marketcorrect price. Bring A Trailer, November 3, 2015. #681. 1970 HONDA N600 coupe. S/N AN6001022709. 58,751 miles. “Longtime California car. No-expense-spared restoration in 2000.” Condition: 2+. the film transport of John Steed (played by the recently late Patrick Macnee), protagonist in the late-’70s TV series “The New Avengers”— a minor action series notable mostly, in this writer’s opinion, for the nubile presence of Joanna Lumley as Purdey. Absolutely insane price, compared with the estimated £10k–£12k ($16k–$19k). Lot 13 was certainly lucky for the seller. #78-1986 FORD RS200 coupe. S/N SFACXXBJ2CGL00135. White/red leather. Odo: 11,400 miles. Straight, shiny and unscuffed, new paint, unworn carpets, only driver’s side leather is lightly creased with use. SOLD AT $21,500. Seems expensive, but cheap for the smiles per mile. Very cheap compared to a Fiat Jolly. Price confirms that I’m not the only person who wants one. Bring A Trailer, November 4, 2015. ♦ 104 proached while filling up a real GT40 with the words “Nice replica, mate.” There are that many about. But this looks the part, apart from the split-rim wheels, and while it’s going to fool almost no one, it’s only the price of a much more simple and basic Cobra rep, and far less than a C-type or even a 911 retroed into a fake RS 2.7. Just remember to park wide at toll booths so you can open the door enough to hand your money out of the roof. #93-2014 ASTON MARTIN DBR1 replica racer. S/N EVANTA2013DBR1020. Sports Car Market #94-1995 FORD GT40 replica coupe. S/N GTD40012020012988. White & blue/blue leather. RHD. We don’t usually include GT40 replicas here, but this one (built by GTD) is the right shape and at least has almost the right motor, and the interior’s not too far off, with right-hand gear change and major dials roughly in the right orientation (which is why I can’t read the odo). Reg number could be GT40 F if you squint hard enough. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $74,216. I have actually been ap

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. Green/houndstooth cloth. RHD. Odo: 160 miles. Convincing-looking Evanta replica (though not if you know how few real ones exist) built in 2014. Motor is Jag XK driving through Toyota 5-speed. Good all around, but trying a bit hard with “E” electrical cut-off stickers and big mirrors, as if it’s pretending to be a racer. Weird snakeskin-effect crackle dash finish, seat cloth unworn. Digi odo but said to room vinyl. RHD. Odo: 73,213 miles. Very restored and so low it looks tiny. With fridge, cooker, etc. Motor is a 2-liter from a Type 4 have 160 miles only. With electric power steering. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $161,761. Evanta (not to be confused with Evante, maker of fake Elans) was the creation of Ant Anstead, now of TV fame, and this sold for about 30% more than a Proteus C-type rep, though much less than for a “tool room” copy of the same. Perfect for channeling your inner Shelby. I was going to go off on one about the inappropriate electric power steering, but you could always just pull the fuse like I do on our MGF. FRENCH #139-1929 RALLY TYPE ABC roadster. S/N ABC635K. Blue & black/blue leather. RHD. ABC model name comes from “abaissée,” French for “lowered,” as this sporting model runs an underslung chassis. Nicely kept rather than restored, with older paint, lovely brass/nickel radiator shell and lights, plus distressed leather. And a rather home-made look- in Stuttgart. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $53,881. Imported from Germany to the U.K. “many years ago,” but presumably originally a U.S.-market car. Even with the trunk issue, it looks pretty cheap for the amount of motor you’re getting—but that’s until you come to fix it. I suspect this one will be punted out to retail pretty fast. #109-1987 PORSCHE 911 3.2 Carrera ing remote shift linkage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $125,759. Ran in the MCC Land’s End Trial in 1929, followed by the Brooklands Double Twelve. Later in the Doune Collection until 2003, and appeared in the Cartier Style et Luxe concours at Goodwood in 2014. Sold at just enough to buy it at less than Amilcar money. GERMAN #137-1966 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 11-window Westfalia camper bus. S/N 226047358. Blue/beige cloth & mush- February 2016 105 RS replica coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ9ZH5101398. White/black vinyl & velour. Odo: 21,205 km. 3.2 Carrera made into an RS Car- with transmission from a 1303S Beetle. All good except slightly soiled driver’s seat. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $61,157. Nothing like the money a genuine 21-window Samba would get, but given that it sold here for less than it would cost to build again, looks a reasonable buy. #118-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 se- dan. S/N 10001222001909. Dark green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 106,724 miles. Good recent repaint, chrome and leather. Trunk lid sits very proud on right. Most of timber pretty good, although some varnish is lifting. Catalog says it’s just been gone through by a specialist

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. rera lookalike by Autofarm. Quite convincing to the casual observer from the outside, stock 3.2 dash, convincing seats and carpets, wheels are one inch diameter up on the real thing. Motor now a 3.5-L hot rod. Donor car sourced in Italy. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $120,591. I drove this in October 2014 when it was at Autofarm asking £89k ($135k) and didn’t remember, but I thought the catalog description sounded awfully familiar. Obviously nobody wanted it then, and here it sold $15k cheaper. Although it’s twice the price of a decent stock 3.2 Carrera, it’s all the money for a 3.2-based rep, but it would cost twice as much to repeat. So with all that in mind, nicely bought for a wellsorted car and less money than a good ’73-based replica. It will fool nearly as many people, if not the driver. ITALIAN #146-1960 FERRARI 250 GT SWB coupe. S/N 1995GT. Red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,818 miles. Amazing original car—so original it’s not quite symmetrical, as when it was built, and rear quarter-vents point in slightly different directions. Lightly flared rear wheelarch lips, 15-inch Borranis and four-pot front calipers. Older paint has some dust marks; newish leather, a few scrapes and scratches on dash top. Motor had some competition parts (though now with TOP 10 No. 1 CAD-scanned identifake, and bidders thought so too, clocking up a record price for H&H and a personal one for auctioneer Simon Hope. This car alone made up more than half of the sale total. #145-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 coupe. S/N 10177GT. Silver/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 77,867 miles. Older paint over slightly rippled and dinged body, a few slightly wrong details, but charming with it because it’s been left unmolested for so long. Split window rubber, trunk lid fit off and trim missing, ripply bumpers with scratched chrome. Four-pot front brakes with cooling ducts cut in front pan, wheels refurbed, although bent ear spinners are a throw- TOP 10 No. 2 in 1998. Finding a decent unmolested one is the hardest thing with these, so with only mild, subtle and reversible mods, it’s more or less on the money—even though we are in E30 M3 territory. #142-1998 FERRARI 550 Maranello coupe. S/N ZFFZR49C000110242. Black/ beige leather. RHD. Odo: 29,000 miles. Tidy and unscuffed with good service history. Stone chips in nose, and some dents each side of the right B-post. With books and tools. Cond: 3+. back to its original Borranis. Leather doesn’t look very old, and there’s a modern stereo with modern speakers cut into the parcel shelf. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $3,324,865. Like Lot 146, the 250 SWB, bequeathed to the RNLI and offered at no reserve from the estate of the late Richard Colton. At Goodwood in September, the Chris Evans six-carb 275 GTB/6C was bid to $3,480,582 but did not sell (SCM# 266808), making this look like a slight deal. More important, the Colton lots ought to buy the RNLI (which is unfunded by the U.K. government) three new Shannon-class lifeboats. milder cams) and an Abarth exhaust from new. With full tool set. £5,000 ($7,500) deposit required to bid on this and Richard Colton’s 275, the preceding lot. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,370,005. Second of nine RHD SWBs imported by Maranello Concessionaires. From the long-term ownership (from 1976) of the late Richard Colton and left to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution after his death. So nice to see a real one and not a homogenized #107-1992 LANCIA DELTA HF Inte- grale Evolution hatchback. S/N ZLA831AB000568688. Red/gray velour. Odo: 88,734 km. Clean, tidy and unmodified apart from exhaust, short shifter and Evo II 16-inch wheels. No rot around windshield pillars or rear hatch. Seats better than usual, only lightly baggy. Still with tools and two sets of keys. Last road tax expired January 2013. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,652. New in Italy, to the U.K. SOLD AT $230,846. Offered at no reserve from the Richard Colton Collection, with the 275 and 250 SWB. These have suddenly picked up, but this one did a little better than most, selling at a price slightly higher than the average dictated by the market. JAPANESE #112-1996 SUBARU IMPREZA WRC racer. S/N PROWRC97001. Blue/black velour. A real WRX, ex-McRae. In excellent order, restored by original builder Prodrive in 2009 using all authentic/original bits. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $238,413. Probably the most significant ex-McRae Subaru, though used mostly as a test/development car. Not sold on the day, but a post-sale deal was done at a price just sufficient to buy it, way behind the £175k–£200k ($262k–$300k) estimate, which felt fair. Very well bought. (See profile, p. 80) © 106 Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA RM Sotheby’s — Hershey 2015 A huge 1913 Pierce-Arrow Model 66-A with an 825-ci I6 sold for $831k Company RM Sotheby’s Date October 8–9, 2015 Location Hershey, PA Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 143/149 Sales rate 96% Sales total $15,989,900 High sale 1913 Pierce-Arrow Model 66-A tourer, sold at $830,500 Buyer’s premium Only 14 known to survive — 1913 Pierce-Arrow Model 66-A tourer, sold at $830,500 Report and photos by Chuck Hoffman Market opinions in italics T here were seven vendors at the 1955 Hershey AACA meet. Today the event has grown to 9,000 vendor spaces, with 1,000 cars in the corral and an estimated 250,000 visitors from all over the world every year. In conjunction with this very special week, RM Sotheby’s holds their two-day auction at the nearby Hershey Lodge. The auction house has been a mainstay since 2007, when their one-day sale of 111 vehicles brought in $12.3m. This year’s selection of 149 automobiles brought in $15.9m, with a sell-through of 96%, for a 15% increase over Hershey 2014. The sale is known for excellent pre-war and Brass Era cars, and this year did not disappoint. Other items adding to the variety were a 1965 Volkswagen 21-window Hershey, PA Samba bus, sold at $102k; a 1925 Henderson Deluxe motorcycle with sidecar at $58k; and a 1932 Garwood triplecockpit runabout boat, powered by a V12 and sold at $190k. This year’s auction featured the lifelong collection of vehicles and memorabilia of the late Richard Roy. Roy attended Hershey for almost 40 years, so it seemed appropriate to disburse his collection here. Most of his cars had not been shown in public since the mid-1960s, and most were in as-found condition. The collection of 25 vehicles, all sold without reserve, included a 1923 Mercer 6 that was a steal at $823k. A one-third-scale resin model of a World War II P51 Mustang sold for an astounding $22k. There were 10 cars on offer from the collection of Harold Coker, who died in 2014. Coker was the founder of Coker Tire, and he restored and showed many of his cars. He was very active in the AACA, serving as President in the early 1970s. Eight of the 10 Coker vehicles sold. He reportedly had a fondness for Thomas automobiles, and two were at this auction, including one regarded as “the most authentic 1905 Thomas.” It sold for $220k. The high seller in the Coker Collection was a sporty 1911 National Model 40 Speedway roadster at $385k. Top sale for the auction was a huge 1913 1957 Fiat 600 Multipla microbus, sold at $49,500 108 Pierce-Arrow Model 66-A 7-passenger tourer with an 825-ci 6-cylinder engine. After a pitched bidding war from the Internet and the floor, it sold for $831k against a pre-sale estimate of $550k–$650k. That’s what happens when you bring the right car to the right venue. ♦ Sales Totals $15m $12m $9m $6m $3m 0 Sports Car Market 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 10%, included in sold prices

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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA CANADIAN #280-1931 MCLAUGHLIN-BUICK SE- RIES 90 convertible coupe. S/N 197686. Eng. # 2735798. Burgundy & cream/tan/tan leather. Odo: 21,170 miles. Ontario-built Buick. Paint mostly good, with some dust imperfections. Exterior chrome in good condition. Leather seat is excellent. Some interior nickel painted over. Dash chrome tarnished. King Seeley fuel gauge in need of restoration. for diehard “Downton Abbey” fans. Bought not much over the low estimate. It previously sold for $120k at a 1993 Sotheby’s sale (SCM# 20325) and for $550k at RM Scottsdale 2012 (SCM# 192709), which would seem to confirm the price paid today. An overall solid driver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $77,000. This big convertible classic with a rumble seat was bid up to $30k with no reserve and stalled. I was almost ready to bid myself before it rumbled up to its final bid, still $30k under the low estimate. With fully restored Series 90s selling in the $140k range, this would not need much to get to that level. Very well bought. #284-1958 PONTIAC PARISIENNE convertible. S/N 8786745646. Eng. # D3822. Black/white/red & white vinyl. Odo: 60,013 miles. 348-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Ten-year-old restoration holding up well. Paint has some polishing swirls. Convertible top in good shape. Interior is nice and well detailed with usual motometer looks to be in working order. Interior in fine shape. Clean little engine bay. Unusual custom-bodied minicar. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,500. This little car caught the attention of the crowd and had a good story to go with it. The sale price reflects the continued interest in all things cute. no damage. Four-speed on the floor is reportedly unique to this car. Very sharp 1950s cruiser. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $72,000. Run through the auction as a no-sale, it sold later but still well below the $90k low estimate. This was a beautiful Canadian convertible with rare options. Well bought. ENGLISH #162-1914 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST landaulette. S/N 25EB. Eng. # 89M. Cream/tan leather & cloth. RHD. Ex-John O’Quinn. Still holds its 2005 restoration well. Excellent paint with some of the best plating work I’ve seen. The C.A. Vandervell headlights are beautiful. Top, interior and woodwork all excellent. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $577,500. An impressive piece of fine machinery from a bygone era. Perfect wedding car 110 #153-1931 ASTON MARTIN 1½-LITER INTERNATIONAL 2/4 seater drophead coupe. S/N A1100. Eng. # A1100. Green/ green leather. RHD. Odo: 50,071 km. Recently recommissioned with new wiring, tires, interior and wood-veneered dash. The paint has some chips and checks but holds a good shine. Wheels also look recently done. Gauges in good shape. Really nice early Aston. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $280,500. This car drew lots of #152-1927 AUSTIN SEVEN coupe. S/N 36828. Eng. # M36874. Blue/tan cord. RHD. Odo: 3,621 miles. Custom-bodied Austin originally built for the Pulitzer family. The paint is in good condition, with some thinning on the cowl. Fabric top is in excellent condition. Serious door sag could be cause for alarm. Un- a stain on the back seat. Beautiful rosewood dash. Overall nice example. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $52,250. It would not take much to bring this Allard up a notch. A nice cruiser equipped with seat belts, hidden stereo and trafficators. Considering that it sold at Mecum Monterey in 2013 for $47k (SCM# 230476), this price does not look out of line. #181-1951 JAGUAR MK V drophead coupe. S/N 647465. Eng. # T8134. Red/ beige/beige leather. Odo: 1,099 km. Very welldone paint with no obvious blemishes. All chrome very nice, drop top in excellent shape attention in the tent prior to the auction. It sold previously in 2010 at RM Arizona for $154,000 and on eBay in 2006 (SCM# 41381). Bidding was fast from the phone, Internet and the floor and settled at the high end of estimate. The new owner will not be disappointed. #175-1948 ALLARD L-TYPE tourer. S/N L743. Burgundy/gray/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 17,714 miles. Said to be one of 200 Ltypes made. It was brought over from England some time after 1994, going by the stillmounted tax disc. Nice paint, some chrome blemishes. The flathead Ford V8 is clean. Door alignment is off. Nice interior except for and a flawless interior. Well-done restoration of a stately Jag. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $93,500. This desirable early Jaguar with the bigger engine and excellent restoration will not disappoint the discriminating owner. Well bought at the low end of estimate. #286-1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ832329. Eng. # 29KRUH6987. Green/black/black vinyl. Odo: 29,098 miles. Two-owner car. The repaint is average with a fair amount of orange peel and evidence of overspray and shoddy taping on the glass. Dirty, poor-fitting top. Some tonneau latches missing. Wire wheels need refinishing. Wood damage on dash. Much work to be done. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $49,500. This car Sports Car Market

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1951. Mostly original paint is tired and shows the usual road chips and scratches from use. Most chrome components are well worn and in need of replating, including that big Benz grille. The top is said to have not been lowered for many years. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $30,250. Nice little unrestored post-war Benz with a neat spin to it. Well bought at $10k under low estimate. #274-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S reportedly had $40k worth of work done recently. Unfortunately, none of that work is visible. This was a tired Austin-Healey in need of some tender loving care. Even below estimate, well sold. FRENCH #256-1897 LÉON BOLLÉE voiturette. S/N 891. Blue/black leather. MHD. Older restoration with paint holding up, brass good. Engine has had some major components replaced. The leather seats are excellent. Looks like a well-maintained piece of history. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $126,500. This car had a promi- inside liner. Red leather interior very nice. Wood dash has some cracks and peeling finish. Will not take much to raise it up a notch. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $110,000. This 220 has a long ownership history, and everything is there to make a fine touring car. Bought fairly. #250-1965 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- nent place at the entrance to the auction. Many curious onlookers stood around trying to figure out how it might work. It shot right past the high estimate and kept going, selling well above its $70k–$90k target price. Expensive for what it is, but doubtful you will see another soon. GERMAN #150-1951 MERCEDES-BENZ 170DA OTP police tourer. S/N 13013951. Eng. # 1303451. Police Green/black/black leather. Odo: 42,740 km. Said to be one of 531 dieselpowered Police Specials built from 1948 to haps?) Reportedly has an upgraded engine and transmission. Interior is well done. Nice recent restoration of an icon. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $101,750. This bus had few flaws showing. A fun-in-the-sun vehicle that looked ready to go. Last sold in 2013 at Gooding & Company Amelia Island for $99,000; the price here looked right. ITALIAN #257-1957 FIAT 600 Multipla microbus. S/N 100108043042. Eng. # 2073640. Green/ green vinyl. Odo: 51 miles. Beautiful paint job; everything else in almost perfect condi- 112 Sports Car Market PORTER 21-window Samba bus. S/N 245030699. Sealing Wax Red & white/silver & beige vinyl. Odo: 87,265 miles. Flawless paint, perfect glass, shiny chrome. Engine bay clean with the exception of acid overflow in the battery tray. (Overcharging issue, per- cabriolet. S/N 180030Z8518726. Eng. # 1800111301. Ivory/black/red leather. Odo: 25,435 miles. Miles are reported to be 125,435 with an engine rebuild at 123,000. New paint in 2014 shows some orange peel and is thin in the jambs. Convertible top is in good shape on the outside but has some moth holes on the

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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA tion. Someone spent lots of time and money on this little car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $49,500. This Multipla sold at RM Monterey with good, with some blemishes. Lots of brass in good condition. Leather interior in good shape but missing half the trim tacks along the rear seat edge, causing the trim to pull away in places. Engine bay tidy but not detailed. Nice very early tourer. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $220,000. This Thomas flyer has a long documented history, and was described in the catalog as “the most authentic known.” Though this car had a reserve, it was let go at well below the $375k–$500k estimate. Very well bought. #238-1907 THOMAS FLYER 4/60 run- matching Fiat Jolly as a single lot last year for $231k (SCM# 245083). I guess the owner decided two Fiat 600s was one too many. It couldn’t have been a garage space problem. A fair deal for the buyer. AMERICAN #149-1903 PIERCE 1-CYLINDER Stanhope. S/N 302. Eng. # 83. Black/ black leather. RHD. This forerunner of Pierce-Arrow has older paint showing cracks from shrinking wood. Nice wood spoke wheels shod with tires in need of replacement. The simple exposed single cylinder of Pierce’s BEST BUY generator and lights are plumbed. A solid if not original example. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $330,000. From the Coker Collection. Fitted with a starter and updated ignition, this Thomas Flyer may not be original, but it would make a fun touring car. This car still sold for cheap money considering the quality of work. own design is clean and looks complete. Recommissioned in 2009. Rare and interesting car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $57,750. This London-to-Brighton-eligible Pierce should be ready to go with its recently rebuilt engine. Front compartment opens up, providing seating for two brave passengers way out in front. Another no-reserve excellent buy. #244-1905 THOMAS FLYER No. 25 tourer. S/N N/A. Eng. # B14. Red/tan leather. RHD. Reportedly original wood frame and sheet metal. Long known history. Paint is older restoration of an obscure American make. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $22,000. This cute early air-cooled runabout had lots of character, if not horsepower. Equipped with rackand-pinion steering and its air-cooled twin, I 114 storied history, nicknamed the Yellow Peril. With the mother-in-law seat and running board seat, you can actually fit three passengers and scare the heck out of them. This sale was the second highest of the auction but still did not crack the $700k low estimate. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows that it sold at $113k at Christie’s in 1999 (SCM# 12198) and no-saled at World Classic in 1991 at $140k (SCM# 214). Sports Car Market #131-1907 VICTOR runabout. S/N 38. Eng. # 38. Green/black leather. RHD. Old restoration with green hand-brushed paint faded and brass tarnished. Mesh grille front in good condition. Newer solid tires on decent wood wheels. Leather interior grimy but intact. Unusual air-cooled horizontal twin engine surprisingly clean. Wicker basket moldy. Nice Clean engine bay. Leather interior very good. Minimal instrumentation. Very nice early sports car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $385,000. Indianapolis-based National was one of the early manufacturer participants in the Indy 500. With a very nice restoration and the Brickyard connection, this car sold well above the high estimate. Very well sold. #262-1911 OLDSMOBILE AUTOCRAT Yellow Peril roadster. S/N 65877. Yellow/ black leather. RHD. Period race car with nonoriginal body. 2008 restoration holding up extremely well. Mother-in-law seat added by 1929, according to catalog. Also has runningboard seat. Nice paint and brightwork. Engine bay clean. Interior excellent. Imposing old race car looks ready to tour. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $698,500. A large classic race car with a about. S/N N/A. Eng. # D212. French Gray/ burgundy leather. RHD. This Thomas flyer was assembled using many Thomas parts; body, transmission and cylinder castings were newly manufactured. Paint, brass, engine and interior are all excellent. Even the acetylene imagine it was a spirited little machine in its day. Thorough documentation all the way back to 1916 and the fully documented restoration made it an attractive buy. Well bought and sold. #240-1911 NATIONAL MODEL 40 Speedway roadster. S/N N/A. Eng. # 8307. Blue/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Another car from the Coker Collection. Recent restoration shows good paint with the exception of some orange peel and a couple of runs. Top is like new. Brasswork is polished and in good condition. Huge radiator in good shape.

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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA #154-1913 LOCOMOBILE MODEL 48 Type M tonneau. S/N 6410. Eng. # 6410. White/black/black leather. Nice early, bigengined Locomobile with excellent paint and pinstriping. Nice brasswork all around, as well as the top and mechanism. Interior very nice with seat belts added. Well-sorted big tourer. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $242,000. This Brass “RITE” turn signal lights in the back. A Packard that looks ready to go on any tour. Sold just at low estimate. Previously sold at a Christie’s auction in 2000 for $171k (SCM# 10222) and at Gooding’s 2013 Pebble Beach auction for $468k (SCM# 227462). Well bought today. #258-1915 CRETORS MODEL C pop- Era car had all the right things done to make it a wonderful modern-day tourer. Rear hydraulic brake conversion, seat belts, fuel pump, distributor ignition and halogen headlights all help tame this beast and will make it a pleasurable ride. Last sold at auction right here in Hershey in 2008 for $357,500 (SCM# 118290). Very well bought. #267-1913 PIERCE-ARROW MODEL 66-A tourer. S/N 66667. Eng. # 66667. Red/ black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 9,794 miles. Imposing Brass Era Pierce with paint only showing some swirl marks. Massive 825-ci I6 is very clean. Interior sparkles with no noticeable defects. Very desirable, but only 14 known to survive. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $830,500. Another Brass Era car with a great story to go with it. Once owned and used by the Chicago Fire Department. This had the most competitive bidding of the auction and created quite a stir. In the end it sold almost $200k above its high estimate. Very well sold. #254-1914 PACKARD SIX SERIES 1-38 tourer. S/N 39441. Eng. # 39441. Olive Green & black/black/black leather. Odo: 16,164 miles. Flawless paint on a huge car. All nickel plating excellent. Door gaps perfect. Leather interior, dash and gauges look new. Engine compartment just beautiful. Known history back to 1918. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $412,500. This beautiful Packard won a second in class at Pebble Beach in 2010. It always had a crowd around it during the preview. Lots of interesting features such as “LEFT” and 116 Rare and ornate popcorn truck. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $231,000. Another “what do you do with it” vehicle. It was reportedly used at the Harrah’s museum to sell popcorn, so I guess there’s no reason it couldn’t continue doing that now. Still a great-looking piece of Americana and sold under the $250k low estimate. #127-1916 REPUBLIC FOUR beer truck. S/N 1012958. Eng. # 67800N. Black & yellow/black leather. Faded paint all around steering and controls, so vehicle can be driven from the front seat or rear. Velour interior holding up well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $66,000. A neat little electric with huge windows all around and crazy dual steering and controls. Sold right in the middle of estimate, and the sale price seemed fair. #161-1923 DUESENBERG MODEL A phaeton. S/N 977. Eng. # 1373. Velvet Green/ tan cloth/Oak Green leather. Odo: 2,365 miles. 1920s Cadillac body fitted to an original Duesenberg chassis and drivetrain. Excellent paint and body, exquisite interior and pristine engine. A well-documented car with 67 years of corn truck. S/N 9112. Eng. # 7539. Red & white/red leather. RHD. Odo: 49 miles. Red paint is crazed and faded. Elaborate pinstriping in good condition. Solid tires have flat spots from long-term storage. All nickel work looks good. Cooking gear looks ready to use. looks original. Wood components in surprisingly good condition except for one termiteridden crossmember. Yellow frame and frame details in good condition. Solid tires in need of replacement for anything other than static display. Leather bench seat very worn but intact. Engine bay dirty but looks complete. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $19,800. This truck garnered spirited bidding and rightly so with its local Pennsylvania history, rarity, originality and general completeness. Although it will require some recommissioning—and the Continental 4-cylinder is a big unknown—it could be a fun hayride truck or local parade participant once it’s been gone through. A good buy for the truckminded. #237-1920 RAUCH & LANG MODEL C-45 electric car. S/N 90127. Blue/blue velour. Older restoration of an interesting electric car. Nice body paint. Fender paint shows some blemishes. Lots of glass, all in good condition, including the double-venting windshield. Vinyl top nice. Wheels need to be redone. Dual family ownership. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $374,000. Former Duesenberg factory test driver Karl Killorin purchased this in the 1940s, and it stayed in the family until this Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA sale. The restoration and care were obviously second to none. An exceptional example with a strong price to prove it. BEST BUY #144-1923 MERCER SERIES 6 sporting. S/N 20239. Eng. # 101291. Blue & black/black canvas/maroon leather. Odo: 135 miles. Paint cracking in many places and doubtful that it can be salvaged. Canvas top in good condition, nice top bows. Wheels are holding up well. Tires are older but show no signs of cracking. No visible rust or wood rot. Leather interior panels are very nice, including seats and door. Steer- SOLD AT $93,500. This big two-seater had great presence. With matching numbers, powerful engine for the era and a big 138-inch wheelbase, this was a good buy toward the low end of the $80k–$120k estimate. #148-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I Ascot tourer. S/N S368LR. Eng. # 21689. Pewter & maroon/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 81,900 miles. U.S.-manufactured Rolls-Royce Ascot phaeton, said to be one of 28 built. Showing nice paint with some small crazing developing. Brightwork excellent. Woodwork and running boards are beautiful. Tires and wheels also in fine condition. Recent $40,000 gremlins lurk for those inclined to use it as intended. Well bought. #261-1930 CADILLAC 452 V16 coupe. S/N 53. Eng. # 701540. Black & pewter/tan leather. Odo: 72,217 miles. Nice paint with some swirl marks. Red pinstriping complements the colors. All chrome excellent, including the chrome wire wheels with newer tires. ing wheel is flaking and in need of restoration. Engine bay clean and complete. A nice example of a late Mercer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $82,500. One of the themes of the collection of the late Richard Roy was vehicles with local New Jersey and Pennsylvania history. This Mercer 6 built in Trenton, NJ, is a good example. An ex-Harrah car, it is well documented and very complete. Said to be one of only 16 examples left in existence. Though in need of a repaint, it was one of the best buys of the auction at less than half the $175k low estimate. Very well bought. #136-1925 PIERCE-ARROW MODEL 33 runabout. S/N 340988. Eng. # 340987. Blue & black/tan canvas/black leather. Odo: 31,703 miles. Older repaint in okay condition with fading and some cracking. Radiator splash panel unpainted and heavily scratched. Some body hardware missing and some incorrect. Brightwork faded. Newer top in very good condition. New tires. Leather interior mechanical restoration reportedly included new cylinder blocks and head. Ready for touring. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $302,500. Pulled from RM’s Plymouth auction in July of 2014 for engine problems, which I assume resulted in the recent $40k in mechanical work. This Rolls looked well kept and ready to enjoy. With a well-documented history and long known by the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club. Well bought at the low end of the $300k–$350k estimate. #126-1929 ROOSEVELT EIGHT sedan. S/N S703851. Eng. # S5340. Brown/tan mohair. Odo: 1,138 miles. Mostly original paint is cracked and chipped. No evidence of door sag. Panosote roof in good condition. Wire wheels look refurbished. Unobtainium badging is intact. Tires look new. Mohair interior looks original and in good condition. Interior dome light unattached. Nice gauges. Engine bay Engine bay detailed. Leather interior looks unused. Excellent example of a rare coupe. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $319,000. This car was apparently rescued from a life as a demolition derby car in the 1950s! From there to second in class at Pebble Beach in 2013 is quite a journey. A magnificent car. Well bought. #271-1931 STUTZ DV32 convertible. S/N DV421383. Eng. # DV33096. Blue/tan/ tan cloth. Odo: 66,011 miles. Reportedly original save for one repaint. The paint shows some chipping and peeling. Glass is cracked and delaminating. Bumper chrome is peeling. Landau bars are painted. Passenger’s front door sags. Cloth interior is moth-eaten. Engine bay tidy but shows some leaks. Leather-covered trunk shows lots of character. A surviving original example of a desirable classic. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $159,500. This car had lots of patina and very good bones. The tan top and interior looked like they may have been originally white. The seat covers may be too far gone to salvage, but with today’s passion for originality, shoo the moths out the window and go. Fair deal all around. #260-1932 LINCOLN MODEL KB pha- intact but in need of repairs. Nice dash looks complete. Engine bay clean and looks like all the hard-to-find bits are present. Mostly wellpreserved CCCA Full Classic. Cond: 3-. 118 clean, but wiring is brittle and fragile. Overall very nice survivor from a little-known marque. Even has a profile of Teddy Roosevelt on the radiator badge. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,450. The Roosevelt was made by Marmon and only lasted two years. It was the first straight8-powered car priced under $1,000. This mostly original example had lots of patina and seemed well cared for, although age-related eton. S/N KB1367. Eng. # KB1367. Belmont Brown/beige/brown leather. Odo: 239 miles. Body re-created after original was lost. Nonoriginal transmission from a 1935 said to improve drivability. Well-done restoration holding up well with all major components in excellent condition. Equipped with a very nice trunk. A beautiful classic with its raked windshields, sidemounts and V12, but I thought the color did not suit it—although it’s reportedly period-correct. A very solid car. Cond: 1. Sports Car Market

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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA standably protective owner watched over this car during the preview as a steady stream of auctiongoers looked over it. The exceptional restoration helped bring the bidding well beyond the $125k high estimate. Very well sold. #259-1936 PACKARD TWELVE Model 1407 convertible. S/N 939225. Eng. # 904365. Packard Blue/tan/tan leather. Odo: 1,994 miles. This big V12 Packard looks like a topnotch restoration. From great-looking paint, to perfect interior, chassis and engine bay, everything looks right. A beautiful car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $319,000. When this sold for $270k at RM Scottsdale 2012, our reporter wrote, “Lincolns tend to lag behind Packards in value, but this KB sold for money comparable with a similar Packard. I would tend to think the unique sporting design made the difference. No problem with this price on either side of this transaction” (SCM# 192700). A fair deal today. #282-1934 PIERCE-ARROW MODEL 840 A coupe. S/N 2080431. Eng. # 305668. Sand/brown leather. Odo: 1,398 miles. Streamlined coupe with excellent paint and body, lovely Art Deco interior and clean engine bay. Only real flaw is some lifting of the SOLD AT $385,000. Saved from a 1940s tow truck conversion (the fate of many big classics), this convertible Packard is a classic in every sense of the word, from the huge Packard grille to the V12 to the dual covered sidemounts to the elaborate interior. Just magnificent, and the price reflected it. #179-1937 CORD 812 SC phaeton. S/N 81232465H. Eng. # FC3253. Black/tan cloth/red leather. Odo: 74,815 miles. Restored in 1969 and repainted 13 years ago. The black paint is holding up very well. Hood slightly off. Chrome would need to be redone to bring it to show-quality. Engine bay clean. Top is in roof insert. Restored in 2008 and holding up well. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $154,000. Very well-done restoration of a Pierce-Arrow not seen often. The sale price 50% over high estimate was not surprising. Well sold. #277-1936 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL AIRFLOW sedan. S/N 7015285. Del Monte Beige Metallic/tan cloth. Odo: 60,639 miles. Carrying a 2013 restoration, this Airflow is immaculate. From the perfect Del Monte Beige Metallic paint (said to be the correct shade), to the beautiful Art Deco dash and settled just inside the low estimate. With a recent restoration and the long list of period options, this was a good buy. #229-1947 FORD SUPER DELUXE Sportsman convertible. S/N 1849644. Pheasant Red/tan/maroon leather. Odo: 35,230 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Paint and wood exterior in overall good condition. Door sag on passenger’s side. Fender welting starting to fray. Nice chrome and badging. Very good interior wood. Leather interior shows some wear, but no seam splits or tears. Flathead V8 and engine bay well detailed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $148,500. Solid woodie convertible. Last sold at a Kruse auction in 2007 for $180k (SCM# 43911); only 110 miles added since then. Seems like a very good buy. #174-1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E56S002253. Onyx Black/ white canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 90,077 miles. 265-ci 225-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 3-sp. Restored several years ago. Paint holding up well. Chrome and grille excellent. Interior like new. Engine bay clean. Convertible top in good good condition. Interior is worn but intact. Dash and instruments holding up well. Nice driver-quality supercharged Cord. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $176,000. Bidding started off fast and went right to the high estimate. An excellent driver or candidate for a full-on restoration. Buyer and seller should both be happy. #168-1947 CHRYSLER WINDSOR spotless interior, this car is very well done. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $176,000. The under- 120 Town & Country sedan. S/N 71002156. Sumac Red/red leather. Odo: 67,058 miles. 251ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. Full restoration in 2013. Excellent paint and wood. The wood is reported to be original. Engine bay clean and detailed. Equipped with very cool Mopar automatic battery filler. Leather and cloth interior top notch. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $148,500. This woodie brought fast bidding from the start but condition but poorly fitted. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $66,000. 1956 saw a major restyling of the Corvette, and all for the better, in my opinion. The availability of the dual-quad V8 certainly helped. The color scheme of black and white with red interior is classic early Corvette. A nice summer cruiser that brought just over the $65k high estimate. © Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Oxfordshire, U.K. Silverstone — Salon Privé A very purple Blu Scuro 1998 Lamborghini Diablo SV sold at $282k, $40k over its estimate, and a 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello sold for $168k Company Silverstone Auctions Date September 4, 2015 Location Oxfordshire, U.K. Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered 35/62 Sales rate 56% Sales total $7,576,390 High sale 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante, sold at $1,370,363 Buyer’s premium 12.5%, included in sale rates ($1 = £0.66) Sold $40k over top estimate — 1998 Lamborghini Diablo SV coupe, sold at $281,686 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics S ilverstone Auctions’ second Salon Privé sale moved — along with the Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance — from Syon House in West London to the magnificent grounds of Blenheim Palace, Winston Churchill’s birthplace. This was Silverstone’s first drive-through auction, and several cars went significantly over their pre-sale predictions, including a 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 at $283k, $34k above top estimate. Silverstone found yet Oxfordshire, U.K. another low-mileage ’80s Ferrari — this time a 1,600-mile 1989 328 GTS that had once been in the collection of Mohamed Al-Fayed — and it achieved $209k, $13k over estimate. A very purple Blu Scuro 1998 Lamborghini Diablo SV with sports exhaust sold at $282k, $40k over its estimate, and a 1999 550 Maranello showed that this modern front-engined V12 Ferrari has come of age, selling for a $54k-over-high-estimate $168k. The top lot, a DB6 Vantage Volante in California Sage Green, was on the money at almost $1.4m, but several of the other top lots did not sell, most notably an Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage ($880k, not enough), a 1973 Porsche RS 2.7 Carrera (about $40k light at $660k) and a U.S.-domiciled-until-2014 Ferrari Daytona (bid to $740k). But a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE topped a half-million dollars, and later Porsche RSs did well: a 2011 997 GT3 RS 4.0 achieved $428k, and a 2010 911 GT2 RS — one of the fastest-ever production Porsches and one of 16 U.K.supplied RHD cars — achieved even more at $480k. A 1986 911 SuperSport with just 743 km was offered at no reserve, which often triggers fierce bidding, and sure enough, it made four times the price of a clean 3.2 Carrera at $248k. A small clutch of low-mileage luxury cars — three Mercs and a Daimler Double Six — were offered from the same seller at no reserve, and all did well. The ’86 560SEC finally made the same money as a top M635 CSi at $40k, the ’88 Daimler with just 330 km looked like a good value at $22k, and a 5,734-km ’85 280SE sedan sold for a very strong $24k. So once again, ’80s and later cars took the lead at a Silverstone sale. As boss Nick Top seller — 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante, sold at $1,370,363 122 Whale, himself a former main dealer in such exotica, noted, “Silverstone Auctions is a leader in ’70s, ’80s and ’90s classics — exactly the cars that received the highest prices of the night.” ♦ Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Oxfordshire, U.K. ENGLISH #225-1934 BENTLEY 3½ LITRE three- position drophead coupe. S/N B185AE. RHD. Odo: 67,000 miles. Dusty and musty resto project, history known from new and dry-stored for 50 years. Looks to be all there, but lots of the interior and trim is piled up inside, and most of the paint is stripped off. Dash timber okay, altimeter fitted. Replated parts done in late ’60s still wrapped in 1967 Offered at no reserve, this looked a pretty good deal for a very-low-mileage XJ, given how prices of the earlier cars have gathered steam over the past couple of years. S3 has the biggest glass area and is, to my mind, the most elegant, apart from heavy-handed taillights and bumpers. #255-2015 JAGUAR XK-SS replica newspaper in the trunk. One headlight lens cracked. Motor better than the rest of it. Jack still clipped to bulkhead. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $141,604. Sold at top estimate. Though much of it is well preserved, it’s going to cost almost as much to restore as a basket case, so what we have here is another leap of faith until values catch up. Well done. #243-1957 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Mk II coupe. S/N AM3001202. Dark green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 14,042 miles. Straight and shiny following resto and repaint in original colors about 2011. Formerly Dubonnet Rosso. Good, tight panel gaps for a 2/4, new leather. Ran in the 2013 Mille Miglia and still carries matic, but around 2004 changed to manual with overdrive, plus the addition of the extra carb, and electric power steering added. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $880,000. Almost a DB5... but top bid of £580k was almost £100k ($150k) shy of the lower estimate, which admittedly did look rather ambitious. The general consensus, talking to dealers and consultants over the past couple of sales, is that the market has slipped back a bit, but perhaps there’s going to be a little lag before auction companies revise their sale estimates downward to suit. TOP 10 No. 5 #211-1968 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Vantage Volante. S/N DBVC3698R. Eng. # 4003650VC. Green/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 92,060 miles. Deadstraight with good panel gaps, newish leather, rear seat belts, modern face-off stereo. Solid July, it failed to sell at a $300k high bid (SCM# 266393), possibly due to worries about what sort of number it would receive if you registered it in the U.K., following a clampdown by our DVLA on old vehicles that are really new. Lynx and Silverstone gave their assurance that they would assist with registration, and this time got it away for a bit under the £275k ($412k) a dealer had been asking for six months. Under the circumstances, I’d call that well sold. chassis rails but some weld repairs in floorpans, newish exhausts. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,370,363. One of 29 DB6 Vantage Volantes, according to catalog. In the U.S. 2011–13. Sold mid-estimate at the right money. #203-1988 DAIMLER DOUBLE SIX the roundels and numbers. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $392,837. Sold into the previous ownership at Bonhams’ Weybridge sale in December 2010 for £53k ($80k), having been bought at The Autodrome in London in 1991. In this ownership since 2013. Sold where expected, at the going rate for a decent 2/4 or Mk III. #222-1963 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series V Vantage coupe. S/N DB41197R. Eng. # 3701198. Green/red leather. RHD. Odo: 83,480 miles. Excellent paint and chrome. Okay panel gaps, except driver’s door is a little inset at bottom rear corner. New carpets and leather, rear belts. Sundym glass, including heated rear window from new. Solid underneath, although rocker flanges and joints are a bit moth-eaten. Avon ZZs are an encouraging sign, though. Was originally an auto- 124 then in Texas and finally Florida for a short time before coming to the U.K. Offered at no reserve and sold fair for a nice, driver-quality 356 coupe in the U.K. market. #209-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SE caps are a bit bling but will make someone happy, as will three-spoke Nardi wheel. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $22,268. German supplied. cabriolet. S/N 11102322084512. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 78,794 miles. Straight, shiny, newish leather and carpets, rear belts. Excellent rechrome, dash veneers and dash Sports Car Market Series III sedan. S/N SAJDDRLW4CM479386. Blue/gray & blue leather. Odo: 3,300 km. Cue the old jokes about low mileage because Jag V12s aren’t usually running. This one is tidy and well kept, with only lightly used leather. Repainted from Dorchester Gray in 1996. Chromed wires and stainless arch GERMAN #236-1960 PORSCHE 356B T-5 coupe. S/N 109041. Ruby Red/charcoal leather. Odo: 58,236 miles. Tidily (and recently) restored dry-state car. New paint and leather. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $89,074. Originally supplied to California, roadster. S/N P1R431038W. Black/red leather. Odo: 74 miles. “10th of nine” Lynx XK-SS replicas, completed early 2015. Donor was a ’69 E-type sourced in the U.S. In excellent order, as it’s effectively brand new, and offered with a 12-month warranty. I’ve driven this, and it pulls like a train. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $376,850. At the Silverstone Classic in

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Silverstone Oxfordshire, U.K. Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $660,000. Originally supplied to Germany, then Italy before coming to the U.K. in recent years. Not sold at £430k, which is top. New top. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $102,777. Originally in Sierra Leone, then South Africa and Northern Ireland before arriving in England. Looks like a great value against the 3.5 V8 (280SE 3.5) version, which would be about twice the money. #221-1972 PORSCHE 911T coupe. S/N 9112500589. Light Yellow/charcoal leather. Odo: 93,559 km. Oil-flap car originally supplied in Germany, restored 2012. Straight and rot-free. New charcoal leather. Motor dry as a bone underneath, new oil pipes, exhausts, Nylocs. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $111,342. Poverty model, but that doesn’t matter as much as condition, and here it sold for the right money, though that was less than it cost to restore, so the buyer got a good deal. Hopefully oil-flap body will prevent it being made into an S or RS clone. #216-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS Touring coupe. S/N 9113601175. Eng. # 6631147. Light Yellow/black vinyl & houndstooth cloth. Odo: 10,953 km. M472 Touring, straight and tidy. Restored 1999. New houndstooth/berber cloth. Motor bone-dry underneath, all new pipes and Nylocs. With Porsche well under recent RS sales, though if you look back at the results, not one sold at U.K. auction in the 12 months before this. A curious no-sale for a model in the U.S. which remains very desirable merchandise. But perhaps U.K. buyers have a different view. Unclear if this represents the wider market, or just one car at one auction without the right buyer in the room. #228-1975 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Targa. S/N 9115610050. Guards Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 82,138 miles. One of only six MFI Targas sold in the U.K., according to catalog. Color changed from blue during refurb in 1995, 20,000 miles ago. Trunk lid fits well proud at front, leather lightly worn in. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity says it had these spoilers and wider seven-inch/eight-inch wheels from new. Irish title. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $130,000. MFI seems to be the latest buzzword here in the U.K., as you get the same motor as the legendary RS 2.7 Carrera. Sold post auction at £85k all in against an £80k–£100k ($120k–$150k) estimate. #201-1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE sedan. S/N WDB1260211A175447. Eng. # 1092612022019. White/gray velour. Odo: 5,734 km. Like new. Even the seat velour, which doesn’t last well on these, is unworn. 126 Sports Car Market

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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Online sales of contemporary cars 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS coupe Still smells new inside. Original spare wheel and tire still in wrapping. Full service history with every invoice. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $23,905. Offered at no reserve, and fetched about five times what a typical W126 sedan would attract. No precedents, as in... find another. #204-1986 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SEC Date sold: 10/16/2015 eBay auction ID: 272008338153 Seller’s eBay ID: emanrace Sale type: Used car with 60 miles VIN: WP0AF2A94GS187186 Details: Lava Orange over black leather; 4.0-L flat six rated at 500 hp and 338 lb-ft, 7-sp PDK, RWD Sale result: $329,000, Buy It Now, sf 75 MSRP: $201,645 (as equipped) Other current offering: The Auto Gallery Porsche in Woodland Hills, CA, offering a 23-mile, Lava Orange-over-black GT3 RS for $325,999. 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe coupe. S/N WDB1260541A283204. Eng. # 11796812017564. Silver/black leather. Odo: 38,643 km. Low mileage, and very good overall. Has had some paint down the sides. What little wood there is is excellent, and from the feel of the leather you wouldn’t believe the ange leather. RHD. Odo: 20,278 miles. G50 wide-bodied cab, good, original and rot-free. Front end repainted with a few dust marks, front lid doesn’t quite line up. Driver’s seat outer bolster is only part of interior that shows real wear. New top. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $102,777. Offered at no reserve and I guess this is fair—more than a decent 3.2 Carrera coupe but a bit less than a nice small-bumper 2.4. Blame the rather unfortunate interior color, a throwback to the ’80s. mileage. Big BBS wheels appear to be de rigueur for these large pimpmobiles. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,330. Offered at no reserve. Finally, an expensive one at money to rival a top M6/M635 CSi. We’ve been waiting for this for years, but the model richly deserves it. In a darker color or gray metallic, it might have done even more. Date sold: 11/30/2015 eBay auction ID: 252183005411 Seller’s eBay ID: perillopre-ownedoutlet Sale type: Used car with 1,028 miles VIN: SCA665C50EUX84345 Details: Midnight Sapphire over Seashell leather; 6.6-L twin-turbocharged V12 rated at 624 hp and 590 lb-ft, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $289,880, 4 bids, sf 10 MSRP: $284,900 (base) Other current offering: Fields Motorcars Orlando of Longwood, FL, asking $295,995 for an English White/Midnight Sapphire over Seashell leather 2014 Wraith. 2014 Aston Martin DB9 Volante #205-1986 PORSCHE 911 Supersport coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ91ZGS103518. White/ red leather. Odo: 745 km. Incredibly low-mileage and like-new M491 Supersport, including original Dunlop D40s. Supplied new in Germany and highly optioned, including Sports seat for passenger and comfort seat for driver. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $248,378. Fetched roughly three times the price of a mint 3.2 Carrera. We keep banging on about how unus- #259-1997 PORSCHE 911 Targa. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZVS381144. Blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 47,448 miles. Tidy and unscuffed, leather only lightly worn, no chips at glass edges. Lowish mileage for age. Good service history plus all old MoTs to confirm mileage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $72,800. Pretty much the going rate for a tidy 993 Targa. Five or six Silverstone Oxfordshire, U.K. years ago, these were $30k because nobody wanted them due to worries over the slidingroof mechanism. But it’s a Porsche, and history has proven the doubters wrong. Rare to find a manual one, although transmission choice doesn’t appear to affect value. #249-2010 PORSCHE 911 GT2 RS coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZBS776350. Red & black/red & black suede. RHD. Odo: 2,140 miles. One of 500 made, but one of only 16 U.K.-spec and -supplied cars. With black-andred Club Sport package, and still like a new Date sold: 10/09/2015 eBay auction ID: 252111402238 Seller’s eBay ID: muskatd Sale type: Used car with 25,000 miles VIN: SCFFDABMXEGB15213 Details: Mako Blue over Cream Truffle leather; 6.0L V12 rated at 510 hp and 457 lb-ft, 6-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $139,900, 1 bid, sf 3532 MSRP: $198,700 (base) Other current offering: Cleveland Motorsports in North Olmstead, OH, offering a Stratus White over Sandstorm leather, with 2,489 miles, for $159,991. ♦ 128 able ultra-low-mileage cars are—but if there’s one you could probably happily fire up after a fluid change and a quick turn on a spanner, it’s a 911. Actually driving it would mean new rubber (and new rubber hoses and seals) all around, of course. It’s just had all that at Autofarm, but that still doesn’t mean it won’t lose value as soon as you put some miles on it, so best as a museum piece. #208-1987 PORSCHE 911 Supersport cabriolet. S/N WP0ZZZ91ZHS150329. Eng. # 63H00804. Bronze/brown cloth/tan & or- Sports Car Market

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one. Catalog claims ECU data shows it’s never been used hard or over-revved and therefore has probably never seen a race track. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $479,627. Sold mid-estimate and very quantifiable, as it’s a new car with known numbers made. So I’ve included it to show where modern supercar Porsches are this month. #218-2011 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS 4.0 coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZBS785350. White/ black leather & suede. Odo: 4,000 miles. Number 387 of 600. Clean, tidy, unscuffed and low mileage, with a few tiny stone marks in the front. Full service history: ECU says it’s never been thrashed or tracked, according to Silverstone Oxfordshire, U.K. #226-1962 FERRARI 250 GTE Series II 2+2 coupe. S/N 3823GT. Eng. # 3823. Silver blue/beige leather. Odo: 80,580 km. 1962 Paris Motor Show car, in excellent restored order with nice paint in original color, good rechrome, new leather, newish exhausts. Door fit is a little out on the right. Ferrari Classiche certified. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $505,321. Strong money for a 250 GTE, but that stops them being chopped into SWBs or GTOs. And it was in line with what Silverstone was expecting, so the seller must have been pretty sure of his ground. Previously sold by Artcurial in Paris in October of 2013 for $287k pre-restoration, when it was red and our reporter described the interior as having “a lovely patina” (SCM# 231478). #213-1964 FERRARI 330 GT Series I catalog. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $428,238. Originally supplied to Sweden. One owner and full history sounds like a retailer’s dream, and here it was bought mid-estimate for $170k less, the catalog claims, than right-handed versions fetch. Bear in mind new retail was about $198k. Appropriate “X40 LTR” number plate is worth a bit, too. ITALIAN #214-1959 LANCIA AURELIA B20GT Series IV coupe. S/N B203411. Eng. # B20N4241. Pale blue/oatmeal cloth. RHD. Odo: 67,442 km. Restored, door fit perfect, rechromed, one small hole in replated rear bumper, a couple of small dings in hubcaps. New cloth to seats, runs later suspension and 2+2 coupe. S/N 6129GT. Eng. # 6129. Blue/ gray leather. RHD. Odo: 54,890 miles. Sharp older paint, repainted from red, good shutlines, okay chrome with a few tiny scratches, pickled door handles, newish leather, rear belts. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $299,767. Formerly in Al-Fayed ownership, having been bought as part of the Modena Engineering Collection. Accepted high bid here was just under the lower estimate. Lot 237, a condition #3 car in a very bright Resale Red but estimated at much the same money, didn’t sell. #235-1970 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 13535. Metallic blue/tan leather. Odo: 86,868 miles. Straight and shiny, repainted later, larger 2.5-L V6. Dutch title. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $145,601. On the money for a decent B20GT—yes, that’s what they fetch in Europe these days. What you lose in originality you gain in drivability, as these are a bit ponderous as 2-liters, so value is not too badly affected. February 2016 129

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Silverstone Oxfordshire, U.K. 2013 with decent chrome though Borranis are dull and pitted. Leather cracked and creased and may be original. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $282,637. U.K. supplied but spent some time on museum display in France, returning 1999. Since then, bid to $19k but not sold at Christie’s in London 2003 (SCM# 30799); sold for $52k at Bonhams’ 2005 Silverstone Classic sale (SCM# 39945); and last sold at Bonhams’ 2009 Goodwood Revival sale for $63k (SCM# 142918). This time sold over the high estimate. #232-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- tona coupe. S/N 16447. Eng. # 16447. Silver/ black leather. Odo: 43,860 miles. Tidy, has been red, returned to factory Argento in 2011. Panel gaps good, mouse fur okay, newish leather, new exhaust hangers. Unusual these days to see one still on original 7½-inch rims all around. Original Becker Mexico. EU taxes paid and NOVA paperwork done, so easy to tle breather to see where things go. #212-1979 FERRARI 308 GTB coupe. S/N F10GAO2101185. Eng. # 26815. Red/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 29,045 miles. Drysump carb car. Clean, tidy, repainted, nonstandard too-deep chin spoiler. Sixteen-inch wheels. Leather lightly creased, Momo wheel. Australia so non-ABS. Like new and looks hardly sat-in. Said to be “recommissioned,” but catalog isn’t specific about whether that includes belts and brake fluid. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $208,980. Formerly in the AlFayed Collection... As ever, you wouldn’t want to use it or even fire it up unless there’s a recent bill for the cambelt, and putting on the miles erodes what gives it extra value over average-mileage cars. About as much use as a chocolate teapot, therefore, but will look pretty in a collection. #223-1998 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $128,471. Personalizing your older Porsche or Ferrari was all the rage at one time, but most have been reversed to standard now, making this an amusing period piece. Sold over estimate following the retail value of clean stock 308/328s, so it pulled the right heartstrings. #239-1989 FERRARI 328 GTS Spider. S/N ZFFXA20D000079938. Red/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 1,700 miles. Another lowmileage ‘80s Ferrari. Originally supplied to register in U.K. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $727,000. Originally supplied to New York. Previously sold by Gooding at Scottsdale in January 2015 with 43,826 miles for $698,500 (SCM# 256812), and before that for $330k, also by Gooding, with 39,854 miles at Amelia Island 2012 (SCM# 196948). Daytonas and RS 2.7s suddenly aren’t selling at auction in the U.K., suggesting the market’s taking a lit- bon-fiber inside. With SE30/Monterey Edition side skirts and rear bumper, plus carbon rear light-surrounds. Sports exhaust fitted, original cats available. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $281,686. Sold very well, $40k over top estimate—but looks like a great value compared with a late Countach, even after they’ve slipped back a bit. #245-1999 FERRARI 550 Maranello coupe. S/N ZFFZR49C000114144. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 43,800 miles. U.K.-market car in good, well-kept order, hiding innocuously among the trees so you hardly noticed it. No scuffs or scrapes, leather shiny but not SV coupe. S/N ZA9DE21A0WLA12872. Purple/gray leather & blue Alcantara. RHD. Odo: 50,304 miles. Clean, tidy and unscuffed in a very ’90s purple. A few small stone chips in the front. Leather lightly creased, blue Alcantara elsewhere still good, lots of extra car- worn. Full service history. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $167,869. We’ve been waiting for these front-engine V12 Ferraris to take off for a while and now... Bam! Almost double the lower estimate. Seriously undervalued until now, perhaps they are beginning to make their mark. © 130 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. Bonhams — The Beaulieu Sale The big noise this time around was for the barn-find 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre that still wore its original saloon body and was mechanically sound Company Bonhams Date September 5, 2015 Location Beaulieu, U.K. Auctioneers Malcolm Barber, Rob Hubbard Automotive lots sold/offered 98/116 Sales rate 84% Sales total $5,360,672 High sale 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre saloon, sold at $1,059,595 Buyer’s premium Incredible time warp put away in 1985 — 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre sedan, sold at $1,059,595 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics A lthough Bonhams has gradually realigned its annual Beaulieu date away from a “restoration auction,” taking its cue in the old days from the world-famous International Autojumble next door, the big noise this time around was for the “barn find” 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre. Strictly speaking, it didn’t need restoring and interior is completely original in wonderful green leather. For a car that’s over 80 years old, it’s truly astounding.” Though over the years the fare has become shinier, there were restoration projects, Beaulieu, U.K. will be all the better for some sympathetic titivation instead, but it was completely original and was recently unearthed from 30 years of storage, having been in the vendor’s family ownership for 80 years. What made this so special was that it still wore its original saloon body and was mechanically sound. It sold for well over average 4½ money at $1m — a record price for a saloon-bodied 4½, and the highest price ever achieved for a restoration project at Beaulieu. The new owner thankfully plans not to restore it but just get it working while he decides what to do with it. “The vendor only recently found the car gathering dust in his grandfather’s garage, and expected it to be valued at a fraction of the amount we’ve achieved,” said Senior Specialist Rob Hubbard, who dropped the hammer on the car for a personal record. “It was an incredible discovery; the chassis, engine, axle, gearbox, steering box numbers are all present and correct, the 132 of course: a tired Riley Imp, plus the usual smattering of decrepit Derby Bentley, Lagonda and Rolls-Royce saloons all beckoning to men with empty sheds and good toolkits. Particularly rare was a 1950 Bristol 402 drophead coupe restoration project sold to a British bidder for double estimate at $159k. A stripped-tometal 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage whose restoration had stalled sold for $250k, which appears to be on the money for a DB6 project these days. Some lots had their estimates revised down immediately before the sale — a realization that the market has slipped back a little — but several still got good prices. The huge 1927 Voisin C12 tourer with unique original body by Duvivier sold for $335k, and a nicely restored 1964 Jaguar E-type coupe sold above estimate but fair at $173k. Moving with the times, two hot hatches of Sales Totals $6m $5m the ’80s were lined up next to one another: a Golf GTi and its deadly rival, the Peugeot 205 GTI. The Golf sold for $25k, 40% more than the Peugeot. But for sheer weirdness, nothing could eclipse the Hustler 6 Space Shuttle. The Mini-based utility vehicle was what designer William Towns did after he left Aston Martin, and it looked like a shower cubicle on wheels. As ever, there’s truly something for everyone at Beaulieu. ♦ $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 15% on first $76,131, 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.66) Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. ENGLISH #131-1909 BELSIZE 14/16 HP Roi des Belges tourer. S/N N/A. Eng. # G78. Cream/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 4,990 miles. Believed one of 12 surviving, and the oldest known 4-cylinder Belsize, made in Manchester. No chassis number, identified on engine number. Good older paint, beautifully patinated cracked leather is savable. New carpet in rear. Excellent and extensive brass with Bleriot #125-1920 VAUXHALL 30-98 E-type tourer. S/N E267. Eng. # E256. Maroon/black leathercloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 2,495 miles. Australian-bodied 30-98 with steel skin rather than aluminum. Hood is aluminum, though. Gorgeous soft plating to radiator shell, lights and windscreen frame. Very nice paint. Lightly polished aluminum dash with excellent instruments. Well-creased buttoned leather. Auster screen and original mascot. Just Green & black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 612 miles. Fair older paint is a bit dust-infested, imposing timber body cracked in places, headlights dinged and dulled. Creased but service- headlamps, Dietz scuttle lamps, accumulator still on running board. Stewart speedo. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $55,402. Not sold at Bonhams’ Oxford sale, but estimate was revised significantly downward the day before the sale from £45k–£55k to £38k–£45k ($67k–$82k to $57k– $67k), and that encouraged buyers, though it was still let go a few thousands under that. For a little-known non-Veteran, I’d call that a fair deal. #124-1919 SUNBEAM 16 HP tourer. S/N 503019. Brown/brown/beige leathercloth. RHD. Odo: 219 miles. Earliest known postWWI Sunbeam, restored in ’50s and again in ’70s. Nice older paint even though it’s slightly orange-peeled, brass well worn in, well-polished and slightly stained CAV light set. Auster screen. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $62,161. Last offered at Bonhams’ Oxford sale in December right! Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $258,085. These look like a great value next to a Bentley 4½ Litre. They’re rather less sophisticated, being sidevalves, but they’re a bit lighter on their feet. OE overhead-valve version would command more. Good price for the buyer, following the current trend of being let go some ways under the £180k ($270k) lower estimate— probably thanks to the market slowing a little even as the catalog was being compiled. #127-1922 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Salamanca town car. S/N 111BG. Black/black leather & gray velour. RHD. Odo: 38,129 miles. Tired-looking Springfield Rolls, like an old film prop, which is what it is, as it appeared in the 2013 movie “The Great Gatsby.” Older paint now with a few cracks, and nice soft nickel plating looks polished up a bit since last time I saw it. Front able leather, motor dusty but dry and with original magneto. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $96,078. Originally the property of the Duke of York before he became King George VI, and for a long time displayed in the royal car collection in the Sandringham Museum. Not a lot of money for a royal artifact, but a) it needs a lot of room, and b) unless you have a country estate for shooting, there’s not a lot you can do with it. #171-1929 BENTLEY 4½ LITRE sedan. S/N PB3527. Eng. # PB3526. Black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 89,423 miles. Incredible time-warp put away in 1985, in this family ownership since 1935. Dusty and musty, but doors still shut beautifully, leather is eminently savable, plenty of grease around kingpins and, it transpired later, motor freed up okay. Bentley Drivers Club TOP 10 No. 10 2013, where it sold for $60,294, which was well under the $75k–$90k pre-sale estimate range, and I wrote, “Well bought and good value for a usable, nicely worn-in Vintage conveyance for five” (SCM# 231880). The market for Vintage cars is likely shrinking, and this time the estimate was substantially lower at £35k–£45k ($54k–$69k). It’s just about held its price, but of course the owner has lost out by a few thousand in commission fees. 134 leather shiny and lightly creased, gray cord in rear rather grubby. Rexine top okay. Nice purple-tinged Bausch & Lomb lights. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $130,184. Previously sold at Bonhams’ December 2014 Oxford sale for $126,822 with 38,117 miles (SCM# 256639). Rather more was being asked here, but in the current climate, trying to flip cars quickly is a bit silly, and it was let go £15k ($22k) under the £100k ($150k) lower estimate. #110-1929 ARMSTRONG-SIDDELEY 30 HP Mk II shooting brake. S/N 12567. and Caravan Club badges, as it spent much of its life towing. You just don’t find them like this. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,059,595. And a fairly incredible price, about 50% over the price of a decent 4½. I understand that it’s gone to “the right sort of chap” who intends to sensitively preserve it and use it until he decides what to do with it. At least it won’t become yet another Le Mans rep. Expensive, but full marks. #169-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 HP PHANTOM II Silver Ghost rolling chassis. S/N 141XJ. RHD. Originally a Carlton-bodied saloon, now a rolling chassis ripe for restoration and/or interpretation, wearing the beginnings of a tourer frame and body. Running gear-wise, all there but all needs pulling apart, cleaning up and rebuilding. Motor likely Sports Car Market

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hasn’t run since the ’60s. Radiator shell in fair shape. As I have observed previously, R-R shells, along with cockroaches and Lemmy, are likely the only things that will survive a Travel saloon. S/N Z10271. Eng. # Z2043. Gray & black/green leather. RHD. “Lost Lagonda,” rusty and moth-eaten, but still complete and original. Leather might be savable, dash finish is cracked, but all the instruments are there, and at least the radiator shell and headlights look straight. Engine block has a fragilelooking older repair. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $45,526. After 51 years in storage, offered at no reserve here, which always gees up the bidding. In this case it sold almost 50% over top estimate. #108-1934 MORGAN SPORTS roadster. nuclear holocaust. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $35,020. This sale coincides with the Autojumble, where you can nip into the next field and find most of the bits you need to complete any project or find bits to build a whole car. The auction used to be awash with fare such as this, but they’ve gone upmarket in recent years. Offered at no reserve and sold twice over lower estimate. As the catalog suggests, it would go well with a lightweight tourer body, but I’d love to see it taken one stage further: Shorten the chassis and make it into a minimalist speedster—then it would really fly. #123-1931 MG F-TYPE Magna tourer. S/N F0353. Eng. # 677AF. Two-tone blue/ beige vinyl. Odo: 3,869 miles. Kept in good order rather than excessively restored. Older paint with a few chips, tired-looking interior with weird magnolia vinyl that you probably S/N N119. Eng. # MX192. Red & black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 21,249 miles. Matchless sidevalve version. Restored 1990s, now uses Morris Minor hydraulic front brakes and 12volt electrics. Not used for 10 years. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $40,273. In this ownership 55 years... It must have been heart-wrenching to let it go after so long. Sold at the high end of the estimate range, and deservedly so, although it still looks like an excellent value compared with an OHV car, which would cost much more. #107-1935 RILEY 9-HP Imp roadster. S/N 6027359. Eng. # 55514. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 71,551 miles. One of two with MPH-style rear bodywork. Restoration project, but pretty much complete. Most paint stripped off, one headlight shell dinged. Leather is still there but lightly distressed. wouldn’t use now even if you could find it. Rear seat belts fitted. Now runs an under-floor alternator. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $33,269. But being the four-seater, it was cheap! Sold for what the owner was realistically looking for. #122-1933 LAGONDA 3-LITER Silent Motor is a period-correct replacement. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $75,294. In this family ownership since 1964 and has pre-war competition (trials) history. Imp is one of the most attractive Nine derivatives and even though it’s a real one, sold for around half the price of Lot 130, the Riley 15/6/MPH/Sprite special later in the sale. 136 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. #158-1935 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25-HP all-weather tourer. S/N GHF10. Green & black/ black cloth/green leather. RHD. Odo: 4,474 miles. Slightly severe body style by Corsica of Cricklewood fitted in ’60s. Was originally a saloon. But it’s straight and shiny, with good paint and plating, and leather is only lightly worn, suggesting little use since it #156-1959 MGA 1600 roadster. S/N GHN71705. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 59,585 miles. Good door fit and shiny paint, but lots of extra clutter in the dash—lighter socket, clock and badges, plus chunky periodlooking Motorola. Repop seats with red pip- Compared with a Frazer Nash bitsa, for example, I’d say that looks a cracking deal. #111-1950 BRISTOL 402 drophead was rebodied. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,029. Fair money for a 20- or 25-hp. At the cheap end of the scale for a decent car, and possibly would have fetched more if it had been a more friendly-looking coupe. Let go significantly under the original £35k ($52k) reserve, and so I think the buyer’s got a bit of a deal here. #130-1936 RILEY SPORTS Sprite rep- lica roadster. S/N 46A2596. Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 12,460 miles. Riley Nines, 12s and 15/6s came in all shapes and sizes, so the lesser ones are quite easy to chop into the more desirable Sprite and MPH versions. This is a decently done 15/6 MPH special, based on an Adelphi 15/6 saloon chassis with lovely paint and a fair radiator shell, although it lacks the waterfall grille of later Sprites. Leather is just starting to go a little windy. Preselector shift on column. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $121,658. Sold a smidge under lower estimate, this very appealing little mongrel sold for around half the price of a real Sprite. coupe. S/N 402718. Silver/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 26,439 miles. Restoration project with everything needed, and doors have dropped on their hinges. Leather very distressed, instruments still good. More-powerful 100A engine factory-fitted in ’50s. In this ownership 46 years and laid up since 1971. ing. Negative-earth electrics and unleadedtolerant cylinder head. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $25,390. Offered at no reserve and cheap for any MGA that’s not a wreck. You could remove the superfluous junk and still have a decent driver-quality car, so it looks like a good deal. #147-1962 TRIUMPH TR4 convertible. S/N CT86530. Red/black hard top/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 69,074 miles. Road rally car, well kept up, shiny new Minilites, small Moto-Lita wheel, Retrotrip, part of roll cage unbolted and on floor behind it. No mention of engine spec or photographs, so I’ll assume it’s basically standard. Said to have good oil pressure. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $159,175. Sold twice over the high estimate, but it’s an elegant and very rare model. From the same estate as Lot 101, the tatty Triumph TR5 we profiled in SCM December (p. 66), and I’ll bet the Triumph probably wouldn’t have been accepted had it not been in a package with this one. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $28,892. Sold mid-estimate but for less than a nicely restored stock road car, from which it’s not far off and could easily resemble with little expense or effort. I’d leave it as-is, smugly enjoying a good deal, as this is about the cheapest way into a nice separate-chassis TR. Also a very good basis for an Equipe GTS racer. Well bought. #188-1963 TROJAN 200 microcar. S/N 11247. Eng. # 31775. Blue/tartan cloth. RHD. Odo: 41,128 miles. Trojan in the U.K. took over the rights to the Heinkel Kabine in 1961, 138 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. so this is effectively a British-built German car; being right-hand drive, the steering doesn’t swing clear as you open the door. Onefamily owned from new, good order, recently renovated rather than totally restored. New paint and interior trim and a wood-rim wheel. Front badge a bit pitted before rechrome. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,621. Not sold at Bonhams’ last Oxford sale on June 20, but here re-offered at a reduced estimate of £15k–£18k ($22k–$27k), down from the £18k–£20k ($27k–$30k) asked at Oxford. Let go well under that, but I think it was more a case of a high estimate than a low bid, and it looks a fair deal both ways. #153-1964 JAGUAR XKE Series I 3.8 coupe. S/N 890183. Eng. # RA58029. Red/red leather. Odo: 33,186 miles. In dry storage 1976–2009, then restored. Still super-clean, new leather. Spotweld dimples filled in tail pan, but seams are still there. Still has its nice original “WK” Coventry reg number as well. Upgrades include 5-speed transmission, Zeus but you’d be pushed to find a better donor car or ex-racer for this. As a competition car, bitsa or reshell status doesn’t hurt it too much. #145-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Van- tage coupe. S/N DB63585R. Red & aluminium/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 69,653 miles. Restoration project with most paint stripped off. Solid structure with jacking points okay, as that’s as far as the restoration got. All there, original leather creased but savable. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $249,558. Sold for what a nice restored car goes for in pounds. With all the metalwork done, should be completable within its market value, so fairly bought and sold. #150-1973 HUSTLER 6 SPACE SHUT- front brakes and dynalternator (an alternator that looks like the original dynamo). Original 4-speed included in the sale. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $172,818. Personal export to Houston when new, hence U.K. registration first. Sold at high end but right for a decently restored and sensitively upgraded coupe. #178-1966 FORD LOTUS CORTINA rally car. S/N BA74FP59901. Eng. # LP6823LBA. Red/black velour. RHD. Odo: 4,836 miles. Lotus Cortina rally car built out of a stock 2-door saloon, but all shell details appear correct for Lotus—over-diff hump and unique radius arms. Fitted with all the right TLE utility. S/N XAV11066897A. White/gray velour. RHD. Odo: 96,541 miles. After William Towns followed up his magnificent Camaro-inspired Aston Martin DBS with the wedge-shaped Lagonda, he did this. Looking like a shower cubicle on wheels, it’s Mini/ Metro based, and in good order, restored with more modern lights and detailing, plus a strip almost new. Sold twice over the top estimate, and the reason this horrible old shed attracted this much money is that it was formerly owned by the late film director and actor (Lord) Richard Attenborough, who was at the time riding on the success of the 1982 film “Gandhi.” A talking point not for its previous ownership but for how many faults it manages to contain within one sad package. Oh well, the reg number (RA III) was worth a bit. FRENCH #135-1909 LION-PEUGEOT racing voi- turette. S/N 2711. Dark blue. MHD. Re-creation of a car that no longer exists, the 1909 Brooklands car, based on a chassis discovered in France and just marvelous. Only six years old but looks 90. Crazy proportions down to horsepower regs that promoted a small bore but a massively long stroke, and four-valve head leads to twin exhaust. Drive chains in speedo from an Austin 1100 in a custom aluminum dash. No mention or photograph of powertrain, but let’s hope it’s a 1275 at least. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,008. This is actually registered as a Hustler, being built as one rather than supplied as a kit. I’m hoping the “OFK” number plate isn’t a joke. Offered at no reserve and sold within estimate. But you could have a classic Range Rover for this... #115-1981 ROLLS-ROYCE COR- bits and still running a back seat, as required by some events. In-date seats and belts, Brantz tripmeter. Strangely, wears stickers from Top Hat racing series. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,526. It’s unlikely to win any historic stages (though class honors aren’t out of the question) but against the sea of ubiquitous Mk2 Escorts, the crowds like to see the oldtimers. Sold at the top end of estimate range, 140 NICHE 2-dr sedan. S/N CRH0050654. Green/gray velour. RHD. Odo: 177,221 miles. Fairly horrible. Scraped down the sides, all wheelarches are bubbly with rust. Seat velour is worn through, and a note advises the motor has no oil. So it manages to combine just about every nasty known to the Shadow derivatives in one car. Remarkable. “Needs recommissioning,” says the catalog. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $52,531. Was originally blue with beige Everflex top and beige leather, refinished when good order, but the rest of it is so intentionally patinated, the leathercloth seat is already coming apart. Fabulous. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $70,041. Well known in VSCC circles since its completion in 2002, race winner and has toured France. Last scrutineering sticker 2012. Top bid just on top estimate, but for what’s gone into it, it looks cheap. Admittedly limited appeal, though. #139-1927 VOISIN C12 tourer. S/N 30032. Blue & gray/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 3,760 miles. Straight, with older (2004) paint. Really lovely nickel plating to radiator shell and lights, though their aluminum rims are lightly pitted. Refinished timber, leather well cracked and worn. Modern temperature gauge in footwell. Sleeve-valve engine. Nivex fuel gauge reads to 29 gallons! Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $334,825. 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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. from 1933 and then the Channel Islands from 1980, after which its owner restored it. Now with U.K. registration. Sold mid-estimate and still less than Bentley money. #146-1987 PEUGEOT 205 GTI hatch- back. S/N VF3741C6607679505. Black/gray & red velour. RHD. Odo: 19,051 miles. The Mini Cooper of the ’80s with one of the best- handling chassis ever. Good original order, which is rare as most of these get modified, thrashed and trashed. Said to be original paint but a bit orange-peely, and there’s a small ding above the left door handle. Seat velour unworn. Still with carpet protectors and wrapping on the unused spare tire. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,510. Last taxed in 1993, and not run since 2003 due to a duff fuel pump. Sold just on lower estimate—fair price paid here but it might have gone anywhere, as interest in pristine examples is picking up. Parked next to a similarly good example of its rival, the Golf GTi Mk 1 (profiled as December’s “Affordable Classic,” p. 42), which sold for 50% more. (Yes, it’s confusing, Golfs are GTis, 205s are GTIs.) GERMAN #152-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412019580. Red/tan vinyl. Odo: 22,977 miles. Federal-spec car, restored, then repainted 2014. Newish repro MB-Tex seat covers. Becker Mexico radio. Hard and soft tops. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $78,796. Originally supplied to California, has been in the U.K. and to Florida before returning to England. Sold under estimate but about right for spec and condition. #116-1981 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTi hatchback. S/N 17BW535827. Eng. # EG310260. Black/white & gray cloth. RHD. Odo: 65,128 miles. The car that put the stamp on the hot hatch genre, even if the Chevette HS2300 came first. Good original and unmolested condition, restored 2006, and still with the oftmissing and highly sought-after rear shelf. Seat velour unworn but slightly baggy on driv- er’s side. Modern stereo doesn’t look too out of place here. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,514. Last year before the 1.8 GTi and interestingly, parked right next to a Peugeot 1.6 205 GTI, its main rival in period—even though they’re polar opposites in character. Fair price here, and nice original ones like this won’t be going down in price any time soon. But the fizzy, mid-corner-tweakable Pug at two-thirds of the money looks awfully tempting... ITALIAN #181-1927 FIAT 509 Torpedo tourer. S/N 210313. White & black/black cloth/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 57,647 km. Older restoration holding up well, some dings in radiator shell. Leather is okay, and worn shiny. Spares include complete dismantled spare motor— OHC, and advanced for its time—axles, brakes, diff, steering, starter and dynamo. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,012. Sold mid-estimate—but then you’re effectively getting one and a half cars, almost enough to build a special—for much the same money as a far less sophisticated Morris Eight. © 142 Sports Car Market

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Dragone Westport, CT Dragone — The Fall Auction A 1947 Lancia Aprilia prototype built for the 1946 Paris Motor Show and driven there by Battista Farina himself sold for $396k Company Dragone Auctions Date October 17, 2015 Location Westport, CT Auctioneer John Kruse Automotive lots sold/offered 29/57 Sales rate 51% Sales total $2,802,725 High sale 1947 Lancia Aprilia prototype convertible, sold at $396,000 Buyer’s premium 1947 Lancia Aprilia prototype convertible, sold at $396,000 Report and photos by Adam Blumenthal Market opinions in italics I f you’d driven a mile or so out of downtown Westport up historic Boston Post Road, you’d have noticed something was going on. Abutting the brick-and-mortar Dragone showroom was a large tent, and off to the side was a smaller one. Parking spaces were filling up, scattered groups of people were milling about, and at the entrance, Dragone banners luffed in the early fall breeze. No convention center, TV trucks or vast acreage of lawn space here — this was a more intimate affair — but the range and quality of vintage machinery crammed inside the tents was truly international. American cars made up 60% of the lots. A gorgeous Westport, CT 1938 Cadillac V16 convertible coupe was an AACA National First Prize and CCCA award winner, and it sold at $305k. A 1930 Packard 740 7-passenger tourer, in derelict shape but savable, went for a bargain at $39k. Going back in time to the Brass Era, a 1912 EMF demi-tonneau with an older restoration was a no-sale at $31k, while a 1915 Ford Model T tourer found a new home at $12k. In the German camp, an original 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera was well bought at $132k. A restored 1965 Porsche 356 SC, finished in attractive Slate Gray with red leather and an engine upgrade, sold at $99k. The Italian contingent included a 1988 Ferrari Testarossa with less than 15k miles on the odo. The red-hot Ferrari market has boosted prices for quality Testarossas, and this one, in excellent condition, sold at a market-correct $121k. More interesting was a pair of mid-20th-century Fiats. The 1946 Stanguellini 1100 Sport Nazionale started life as a normally aspirated 1100 but had its engine tuned and chassis modified for racing. A love-itor-hate-it design, it sold for $55k. The diminutive and attractive 1951 Stanga Barchetta with Motto bodywork and Abarth-tuned engine no-saled at $80k. High-sale honors went to a spectacular 1947 Sales Totals $5m Lancia Aprilia prototype. The car was built especially for the 1946 Paris Motor Show, and Battista Farina reportedly drove the car there himself. It sold at $396k, a reasonable purchase for what may very well have been the finest Aprilia on the planet. The quality and variety of the consignments 1938 Cadillac Series 90 V16 convertible, sold at $291,500 144 reminded me of an old saying: “Too much is never enough.” ♦ $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2015 2014 10%, included in sold prices

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Dragone Westport, CT ENGLISH #136-1961 JAGUAR XK 150 SE coupe. S/N 5847071. White/red leather. Odo: 12,654 miles. A reported barn find in Indiana with a body-off restoration done in 2009. Said to be one of 475 150 SE 3.8 cars imported into the U.S. A few bubbles in very nice paint, crack at leading edge of hood. Good brightwork. All rubber, glass excellent. Newer Firestone whitewalls. Interior looks new. Tinted Plexiglas visors. JDHTC certificate reveals car was originally BRG with a tan interior. Box in footwell has supplies, spare parts, parts cata- dealer concerns that the new TR4 would not sell well to traditional customers. The “TCF” designation in the TR3B’s chassis number indicated it came with the larger 2.1-liter motor, while the “TSF” cars had the 2-liter unit. TR3Bs have come down the value ladder a bit in the last few years. This example sold without reserve at a market-correct price. #104-1996 BENTLEY TURBO R sedan. S/N SCBZR14C9TCX58125. Garnet Black/ black & burgundy. Odo: 49,081 miles. Catalog claimed that this was number seven of only 12 Special Editions built. Looks all-original and in excellent condition. Nice paint, very good glass, chrome. Alloy rims show blemishes, have Bentley logo against red background. “The Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation chrome partition has clear glass. Clock, two glove boxes in rear. New York Athletic Club, Westchester Biltmore Country Club badges on dull grille. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $725,000. Custom 4-door bodied by Fleetwood. One of the star lots of the sale. I was expecting it to blow my socks off, but the Fleetwood design left me underwhelmed. Handsome, yes, just not jaw-dropping. Chalk it up to lofty expectations. Maybe shoppers felt the same way, because the high bid was miles away from the $1.2m low estimate. #145-1965 PORSCHE 356SC coupe. S/N 221780. Eng. # 821722. Slate Gray/red leather. Odo: 24,480 miles. Recent restoration. Nice paint has orange peel on roof, scuffing on trunk lid. A couple of pock marks. Rear glass blotchy. Immaculate inside. Black leatherette seats replaced with new red leather. Blaupunkt AM/FM radio. Three-spoke wood wheel. Invoice details recent mechanical service (August of this year) costing over $12k. Engine’s log. 2014 Jaguar Club of Southern New England Concours d’Elegance Best in Show. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. This came with a maintenance chart chronicling its restoration from BRG to its current color scheme. I liked its looks, though it was a little too shiny for my tastes. Not everyone would agree with my assessment, but you had to love its “JAGUAAH” Connecticut license plate. You can easily find solid examples of 150s now selling well north of $100k, which makes the high bid here all the more puzzling. Clearly, the right buyer wasn’t in the room. #106-1963 TRIUMPH TR3B roadster. S/N TCF2701L. Black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 53,557 miles. Lots of speckles, some microscratches in wavy paint. Front bumper heavily marked up. Lenses good. Clear wind wings. Looks like adhesive material was applied to keep windshield-surround in place. Chrome mudguards blemished. Rearview mirrors atop fenders. Black vinyl tonneau fits well and is in good shape. Chrome wires. Neat inside with newer seats that have — Associate 2001–2002” sticker. Elegant interior looks new. Seats show light creasing. Excellent burled walnut trim. Hood latch broken. Stock engine bay clean. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $28,600. How this limited-production Special Edition example differed from a regular Turbo R was not clear, but $30k for close-to-new Bentley opulence and performance? I’d say very well bought, assuming the mechanicals are A-okay. GERMAN #146-1924 MERCEDES 24/100/140 Su- percharged phaeton. S/N 19939. Eng. # 11838. Black & white/tan canvas/red leather. Odo: 3,057 miles. Restored in early ’70s, then discovered after being in storage for four decades. Very good finish, flaking on cowl, crack on front passenger’s door. Driver’s side searchlight. Dual foglights on cowl. Excellent top with red piping, oval glass window clear. Luggage on rear rack covered in matching tan canvas. Dual sidemounts. No taillights. Buckets in back with center armrest. Polished been upgraded to 1,700 cc. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Oddly, missing stock front bumper guards, which are neither rare nor expensive to source. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $99,000. A nearly straight 356 with a modestly hotted-up motor. If you were in the market for a well-prepped SC in an interesting color combination, then this was your ticket to Porsche ownership bliss. No harm done here to either party at this price. #111-1967 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 157528547. Yukon Yellow/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 11,059 miles. Looks to be a mostly original car. Tired paint has imperfections throughout. Driver-quality chrome, glass. Dual outside mirrors. EMPIstyle aftermarket rims. Rear bumper heavily scuffed. Factory AM radio, clock. Door linings have pouches for storing things. Passenger’s white piping, show minimal wear. All instruments, gauges, controls there against red dash. Rockers show chips. Driver engine bay. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,900. The TR3B was a short-production run that was offered concurrently with the TR4. It was in response to 146 Sports Car Market

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Dragone Westport, CT visor lining baggy. Stock engine bay dirty. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,250. 1967 saw the debut of the larger 1.5-liter motor and upgrade to the 12-volt electrical system. Not the finest Beetle by any stretch, but looked sound enough. If you were looking for a used example ready to go for not a lot of cash, this was your ticket. There’s room for the new owner to do some work and flip it for a potential profit or drive as-is and enjoy, assuming the mechanicals check out. Well bought at no reserve. #126-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304410019838. Black/ black hard top/red leather. Odo: 81,181 miles. Restoration by Paul Russell mellowing a bit. Paint still shines. Scratch, orange peel on front left fender, chipping at driver’s door. Rear left bumper spotty. Very good glass. Black hard top with car. Factory alloys unscuffed. Interior hardly worn in. Comfy seats. Some gauges are cloudy. Furstil floor mats. Kenwood eXcelon radio. Factory a/c. Spare in used trunk. Engine bay not as presentable as rest of car, but all there. Owner’s manual, Kenwood instruction manual, registration docs. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $90,750. Last year of the 280SL. These have been rising dramatically the past five years, and even so-so examples are riding the wave. An arguably strong result in this condition, but the way the market’s trending, I think there’s still room to bring this up a notch and come out ahead. Well bought and sold. #128-1975 PORSCHE 911 Carrera coupe. S/N 9115400113. Eng. # 6550731. Silver/black leather. Odo: 46,158 miles. Very nice, even paint. Rubber-edged whale tail unscuffed. Black Carrera side decals unblemished. Alloys free of curb rash. Michelin radials. Driver’s outside mirror only. Seats show use of an occasional driver. Blaupunkt radio. Visors baggy. Headliner has a few tears. Clean black carpets with red Carrera lettering. Sunroof. Clean trunk. Engine bay reflects low miles. No signs of leaks or drips. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $132,000. It wasn’t so long ago that these were routinely given passing glances by ardent Porsche collectors. Now they’re main attractions and fetching strong money. A surprising no-reserve sale $40k short of the low estimate. Today’s assessment: “Well bought.” A couple of years ago: “What were you thinking?” Recently no-saled at Worldwide Auburn, bid to $112,500 (SCM# 266562). #153-1980 MERCEDES-BENZ 500SLC coupe. S/N 10702612002173. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 70,067 miles. Two owners from new. Unrestored and in outstanding condition. Straight paint on smooth, sheet metal, no major issues. Very good glass, brightwork. Nice “thunk” to the doors. Euro lamps. Power sunroof. Rear black spoiler an eyesore. Dash looks like it was just polished. Wood trim in center console shows signs of delaminating. Original seats lightly creased. Headliner has some staining. Clean carpets. Scuffing to passenger’s side rear grab handle. Engine bay not detailed. Owner’s manuals in German and English. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. Not familiar with this model? That’s because Mercedes only made it available for the European market. I’m surprised no one was willing to pony up the additional several grand needed. ITALIAN #120-1946 STANGUELLINI 1100 Sport Nazionale racer. S/N N/A. Eng. # 245811. Red/black leather. Odo: 28,032 miles. A modified Fiat 1100 with racing chassis. Deep paint, flaking on hood and front right fender. Hood has a dent. Grille dented, skewing the “1100” nameplate. Small windshield is clear, chrome base shiny and in good condition. Marchal headlights. Has two Scuderia Automobilistica Clemente Biondetti stickers. Seats look new, show minimal wear. Three-spoke white wheel. Battery in teeny trunk. Clean engine compartment. A lot of miles suggests this was also used on the road. FIVA docs. Cond: 2. SOLD 148 Sports Car Market

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Dragone Westport, CT AT $55,000. When this car sold, the gentleman sitting next to me leaned over and whispered, “If it weren’t so ugly, it would’ve sold for more.” His timing was perfect, and I had to chuckle. I’m not sure my assessment would’ve gone that far, but this was without a doubt an acquired taste. Perfect for the collector who values Italian oddballs. Sold $20k short of the low estimate, so call it well bought, though I’m not convinced seller would’ve done much better anywhere else. #139-1947 LANCIA APRILIA prototype convertible. S/N 43911844. Blue/black canvas/burgundy leather. RHD. Odo: 106 km. Recently restored, presents as mint condition. Front and center in Dragone’s showroom just prior to the auction. Paint, glass, brightwork, interior all pristine. Nothing major to fault. Pininfarina coach work, BEST BUY that Stanga modified for racing. Abarth bored the 500-cc engine to 600 cc. It might take some acrobatics for someone just under six feet to climb into this thing, and once there, you may start waxing nostalgic for the old toy pedal cars you drove when you were a kid. The engine even had a putt-putt cadence to it. High bid was way off the $125k low estimate, so no deal today. The right buyer wasn’t in the room. #135-1958 LANCIA AURELIA B24 S convertible. S/N B24S1649. Silver/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 54,286 miles. Repaint must be in the not too distant past, as it gleams. Too bad about the blotches, discoloration and starbursts on rear deck lid. Top looks totally new, but window’s cloudy. Gorgeous Borrani wires shine. Fresh interior. Jaeger instruments. Classy three-spoke wood wheel. center in auction room. Catalog described it as a concept car, though it is complete and runs. You’d be forgiven for imagining a garish appearance with all that copper and brass, but the effect was quite tasteful. A unique one-off, the value of which will always be whatever two parties agree on. Today, that remained a mystery, as the high bid was nowhere near where it needed to be to get the deal done. #117-1972 DETOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNMD04013. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 30,191 miles. Appears to be an all-original, low-mileage car. Stellar paint marred by flake on driver’s door. Campagnolo wheels. Pirelli P7s. Upgraded ANSA exhaust. Interior nearly showroom. 200-mph speedo. Came standard with power windows and a/c. JVC sound. Original engine and transaxle and the catalog claims Battista Farina himself drove this to the 1946 Paris Motor Show. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $396,000. I was mesmerized at the sight of this car. Stunning. The new owner got doubly rewarded: He took this home below the $450k low estimate and got possibly the finest Aprilia on the planet. I’ll wager he was the happiest person in Westport that Saturday afternoon. #143-1951 FIAT STANGA barchetta. S/N 1100203743. Red/black & red leather. Odo: 12,921 miles. Simple yet pleasing, Motto coachwork is toy-like in its dimensions. Alloy body. Driver-grade paint, bubbling near door. Grille marked up. Small wraparound windshield has many scratches, signs of adhesive residue. Le Mitiche Sport a Bassano sticker. Fiat Topolino Mille Miglia badge on hood, though there’s no indication this car participated in the event—but it is eligible. Newer Michelins. Looks straight underneath. Simple Carpets clean. No radio. Dash trim has a few tears. Waviness in chrome sills. Tonneau in trunk. Grand Tour Internazionale Di Sicilia sticker on windshield. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $350,000. Not a Spider America, or the $450k–$500k pre-sale estimate would have nearly tripled. Ready for any concours or touring event. A car that should have sold, had the right buyer been in the room. #151-1967 EXEMPLAR 1 concept car. S/N 6749467. White/red leather. Odo: 1,783 miles. One-off design by Mario Revelli di Beaumont with Coggiola coachwork. Commissioned by the Bridgeport Brass Company and Copper Development Association; toured the U.S. to promote the use of copper in automobiles. Built on a Buick Gran Sport chassis. Copper, copper alloys, brass and bronze are applied liberally, and not just as decorative trim on the body and in the interior, but in mechanical components as well. Custom brass-plated Borranis. Dual copper radiators, disc brakes. Rear window has brass shutters. claimed to be rebuilt, and traveled a mere four miles since service. From the Yankee Candle Car Museum. I want one. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $79,750. Didn’t even come close to meeting the $95k low estimate, and so either the estimate was pie-in-the-sky or sale price was all the money. A check of the SCM Pocket Price Guide has the high estimate at $75k, which suggests the latter. I’m torn, as I think these deserve a higher place in the hierarchy. Let’s call this well sold today. #140-1987 DETOMASO PANTERA GT5-S coupe. S/N IA9PN8743HD111013. Black/tan leather. Odo: 16,710 miles. Italian styling by Ghia with a 351-ci mid-engine Cleveland V8. Said to be one of less than 50 imported to the U.S. Two owners from new. An original specimen with very low miles; reportedly spent much of its life in a climatecontrolled environment. Nice paint. Scuffing on rocker panels. Gold Campagnolo wheels. Seats nicely worn in. Excellent wood trim. Door linings bunching up. Headliner baggy. Radar under dash. Technics sound. Rebuilt red dash has a few cracks. Odo and tach, that’s it. Seats look new. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. Based on a Fiat 500 Topolino chassis 150 Dual glass pane roof. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $800,000. In the Dragone Collection for the past 25 years. Catalog cover car, front and engine and tranny, aftermarket ANSA exhaust. Missing smog equipment, but comes with car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $129,250. 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Dragone Westport, CT car got plenty of eyeballs. As I’d never seen one before, it made me wonder if you could find another example better than this. The winning bid did not meet the $150k low estimate, and I’d have to call this very well bought. #147-1988 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZF5617AOJ0077852. Rossa Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 14,809 miles. Paint is superb. All glass and rubber excellent. Low miles claimed to be original and fully documented. Body panels excellent. Pristine interior shows light use. Carpets clean. Clear instrument gauges. Service receipts reportedly from day one. Schedoni luggage comes with Had to be close to hitting the reserve, but consignor was unwilling to yield. #134-1922 MERCER SERIES 5 tourer. S/N 17990. Green/tan canvas/black leather. Odo: 30,991 miles. Stated to be out of 40-year ownership. Very well-preserved, highly original Mercer. Likely a repaint done eons ago, as there’s severe cracking and flaking throughout. Front left Bosch headlamp, fog light cracked. Copious brass trim mostly dull. Top heavily stained, has tears, clear glass window. Newer whitewalls. Dual rear-mounted spares. Painted Torrington, CT. Nicely preserved, but would benefit from the restorative powers of a LaSalle devotee. The winning bid seemed low, though there may not be a whole lot left at retail after a full restoration. The buyer can also opt to keep it as-is, maybe spruce it up a bit, and enjoy its originality. Let’s call this one well bought, but not badly sold. #124-1930 PACKARD CUSTOM EIGHT 740 phaeton. S/N 178999. Eng. # 181204. Black/tan leather. Odo: 42,640 miles. Barn find. Chrome-plated frame rusted. I thought the car was black, but it was so heavily faded it was hard to tell. Top in rags; wood supporting structure intact. Headlamps, running board, bumpers all there. Dual sidemounted spares, but passenger’s is missing. Dull painted wires. Interior a mess, full of car. Not much amiss here. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $121,000. Testarossas are now getting attention after being undervalued for many years. Sold at no reserve, this one landed in the sweet spot of the market, if not a notch high. Amazing to think these are going to new homes at double what they were 10 years ago. Well bought and sold, with a tip of the cap to the buyer. AMERICAN #116-1912 EMF MODEL 30 tourer. S/N A35089. Green & black/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 55,346 miles. Older restoration mellowed, showing its age. Paint is certainly passable but has imperfections. Dull but nicely patinated brass trim. EMF name on radiator. Wood spoke wheels have brass center caps with EMF logo. Single brass taillight. Spotty horizontally split windshield. Top’s good. Battery in green metal box on passenger’s running board. Newer leather seats holding up very well. Large wood steering wheel makes driving this a bit easier. Clean engine Rudge wire wheels. Original leather seats cracked, insides exposed in places. Rear seat shows hardly any use. Brass wheel, switches. Has original bill of sale. IL plate. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. Like other early cars in this sale, the condition rating was insignificant compared with the car’s magnetism. A tribute to its previous caretakers who maintained its highly original state and wonderful preservation. The car didn’t come close to meeting its $100k low estimate and rightly stayed with the seller for the return trip home. #138-1929 LASALLE SERIES 328 dual- cowl phaeton. S/N 414551. Green & black/tan canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 63,554 miles. Original, unrestored car. Repaint from long ago hasn’t aged very well. Rampant flaking, some blotches, especially on hood. Contrasting green pinstriping intact. Wires painted white, now dull. Ho-hum chrome. Wind wings. Good glass. Folding windshield. Top is lowered, but what I can see is dirty; wood support mechanism in good shape. Dual side- parts. Seats are shot, looks like they used to be tan. Rusted dash. Severely soiled engine bay. Not running. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $38,500. Wretched, but savable since the body and frame were there. No illusions—this will require a sizable investment to bring back to its former glory—but still a bargain at the price paid, way under the $65k low estimate. #154-1931 CHRYSLER CD8 roadster. S/N 7505332. Maroon & black/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 62,712 miles. Very attractive rumble-seat roadster. Car would benefit from a repaint. Chips, flakes, scratches, cracks on hood and elsewhere. Red pinstriping intact. Average chrome, flakes on front bumper. Windshield scratched. Driver’s door out. Top down, couldn’t inspect. Fog lights with yellow lenses. Spare in back. Wood-spoke artillery bay. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $31,000. A short-lived Detroit-based manufacturer from 1908 to 1912, when it folded into Studebaker. An honest tourer that could have doubled as a great conversation starter: “EMF? Never heard of it. Please regale us with its history.” 152 mounts in soiled tan canvas covers. New tires. Seats look and feel new. Carpets clean. Original shop manual in driver’s storage pouch. Grimy engine bay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $44,000. A charity car to benefit students at the Oliver Wolcott Technical High School in wheels with Firestone whitewalls. Seats have a nice worn-in feel. Five instrument gauges against an unblemished black dash. Some of the upholstery lining is scuffed. Engine bay Sports Car Market

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Dragone Westport, CT needs TLC. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. A performance-focused Chrysler at a time when the Great Depression was tightening its grip. Its very stylish coachwork with nice proportions made me forgive its flaws. High bid was $15k shy of the low estimate. Were I the seller, I would’ve taken this lovely machine home, too. #152-1932 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CL convertible. S/N 7803353. Green/black canvas/green leather. Odo: 1,983 miles. Said to be one of 49 produced, and only 16 known to exist. Very appealing LeBaron coachwork. Had to be restored not too long ago to look this good. Paint, brightwork, glass all done to a high standard. A thin line of yellow pinstriping. Mirrors on dual sidemounts. Front-hinged doors. Excellent top with glass window. Rear body color-matching metal luggage. Sumptu- trasting black belt moldings. Doors open and close okay, not great. Good gaps. Dual trumpet horns, taillights. Sidemounts in shiny chrome housings. Luggage rack. Red-painted and feel new. From the rear, it reminds me of Auburn’s Boattail Speedster. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $330,000. Polarizing one-off design; said to be the only Ford to wear Viotti coachwork. Its drivetrain, hardware and body panels were claimed to be original. What price for exclusivity? Dragone estimated $475k–$600k. Hammer fell way under, which I’ll call very well bought. #109-1935 STUDEBAKER DICTATOR wires. New seats; passenger’s has a few stains. Excellent dash, carpets. Metal trim made to look like wood. Gumout starting fluid in cabin. Detailed engine compartment. Fourspeed manual synchromesh. CCCA Full Classic. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $230,000. Very impressive on its 142-inch wheelbase. This deserved more than what was bid today. I guess a true Packard devotee wasn’t in attendance. #141-1935 FORD MODEL 48 Carrozze- ous inside. Beautiful wood trim. A CCCA Full Classic. Stunning. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $350,000. The CL was introduced in ’32 with a 145-inch wheelbase, 10 inches longer than the CH. This was an impressive CL that checked all the right boxes. It will have an open invitation at any premium event. High bid came nowhere near the $425k low estimate. Following close on the heels of two other Northeastern events—Simeone and Hershey—perhaps the shoppers who would traditionally go wild for an offering of this vintage and caliber decided to take a break and stay home. #129-1932 PACKARD DELUXE EIGHT 903 roadster. S/N 193958. Silver/black canvas/ gray leather. Odo: 1,060 miles. Fifteenyear-old body-off restoration still looks fantastic. Beautiful paint hurt by crack at passenger’s door. Red pinstriping. Nice con- brightwork, good glass. Soft top is in car. Funky psychedelic steering wheel. Spartan dash in white with few instruments. Seats look ria Viotti spider. S/N 18F1472994. Red/black vinyl/red leather. RHD. Odo: 5,066 miles. Based on a 1935 Ford V8 chassis, this was reputedly designed for Italian auto engineer, race car driver and journalist Giovanni Lurani; found in Argentina in the 1960s, then stored in the U.S. for over 40 years. Decades-old paint remarkably fresh, flakes at doors. Hints of white paint on hood. Scintilla headlamps. Nice roadster. S/N 5502814. Red & black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 80,536 miles. Claimed to be one of only two ’35 roadsters known to exist. Recent restoration likely revitalized this car to better-than-new. Crisp paint, some flakes on hood, bubbles at rear. Black pinstripe unmarred. Excellent brightwork, sheet metal. Huge radiator, bullet headlamps, dual trumpet horns. Front-hinged doors. External antenna. Rear spare. Rumble seat. Excellent soft top with red piping, clear glass window. Awesome interior with top-notch wood trim. Clean door jambs, carpets. Large black wheel. AACA National First Prize winner. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $55,000. The model previously known as the Standard Six became the Dictator in the late 1920s, suggesting that the model “dictated the standard” that others would follow. A rakish design that got a lot of attention, this was yet another favorite of mine. Gorgeous. These aren’t a common sight on the auction block, but relatively recent sales in the SCM Platinum Auction Database suggest the buyer got a good deal, given this one’s super condition. Well bought, $10k shy of the low estimate. #122-1937 LINCOLN MODEL K con- vertible. S/N K8193. Burgundy/tan canvas/ brown leather. Odo: 93,101 miles. Original, never restored. Paint’s coming undone all over body, plenty of orange peel, bubbles. Red pinstripe. Top looks new, as does supporting mechanism, clear glass window. Enclosed dual 154 Sports Car Market

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Dragone Westport, CT sidemount spares. Dual outside mirrors. Rumble seat, but no latch to open and close. Whitewalls. Heavily flaked paint on interior panels and dash, especially glovebox. Driver’s door lining scruffy. Carpets need a vacuuming. Clean trunk. Room for two, no rear seats. Tidy engine bay, considering it traveled almost 100k miles. CCCA Full Classic. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $99,000. Listed in the catalog as a ’38, but announcement from the podium clarified it as a ’37. If you’re in the market for a full-fledged Classic from this period, sure, there’s Packard, but consider a Model K. One of Lincoln’s finest, it has V12 power, reliability and comfort—due in no small part to that 145inch wheelbase. This one sold at the lower end of the market range. Yes, it had needs, but at this price, the buyer can do some patching up and still come out ahead. Well bought. #127-1938 CADILLAC SERIES 90 V16 convertible. S/N 5270060. Gold/brown canvas/ brown leather. Odo: 1,974 miles. Rides on a huge 141-inch wheelbase. Claimed to be one of only four in existence, but no other details given. Looks like a recent resto. Nice, smooth finish. Great glass, lenses clear. Dual Trippe Safety Speedlights in front. Good chrome, gaps. Dual enclosed side-mounted spares. Tasteful interior has lovely woodgrain in the doors and dash; scratches on glovebox. Fold- while Dragone thought it’d get more ($65k was the low estimate), the buyer claimed ownership for a song. Very well bought. #157-1941 BUICK ROADMASTER Se- ries 76C convertible coupe. S/N 14121387. Black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 77,605 miles. Recently restored. Excellent finish, some chips inside driver’s door. All chrome, trim, glass very good. Black canvas power top with red piping in top-notch condition, as is black canvas tonneau. Fantastic interior looks new. All gauges, instruments, controls there. close all the way. Newer whitewalls. “Willys Overland” engraved in black on rear bumper. Extra effort needed to open tailgate. Clean, red-painted dash. Aftermarket tach affixed to wheel. Cloth headliner in good shape. Clarion Marine audio unit below dash, dual speakers in footwells. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,250. So easy to imagine yourself behind the wheel of this artifact of Americana, motoring off to the beach or just tooling around town. The money here was a little strong, but that’s the consignor’s reward for keeping it in such great condition. Both buyer and seller should be happy with this result. #112-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E7S102634. Onyx Black & Inca Silver/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 3,340 miles. 283-ci 270-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Must be a newer restoration to look this nice. Paint has a lustrous finish. Side coves in smooth Inca Silver. Chrome door sills have scratches. Good glass. Extra effort needed to open and close driver’s door. Has both hard and soft tops; the latter is on the car and fits well, has a clear plastic window. Pristine inside, no major ing seats in back for two passengers. Large, clean trunk can double as sleeping quarters. Tidy engine bay. CCCA Full Classic. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $291,500. An AACA National First Prize and CCCA award winner. The pleasing color scheme enhanced its opulent appearance. I was surprised when the auctioneer announced that this was going to be sold, as bidding was a long way from the $325k low estimate. I guess the seller just didn’t want to wait any longer to unload it. Well bought. #107-1938 LASALLE SERIES 50 convertible. S/N 2270981. Cream yellow/brown canvas/tan leather. Odo: 9,790 miles. Older restoration holding up well. Paint’s much better than average, but not concours. Orange peel visible, cracks at rumble seat. Nice chrome trim, good glass, gaps. Yellow-painted rims. Newer whitewalls. Good lenses. No issues with clean interior or engine bay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $49,500. It was either prepped for the auction or had barely touched tarmac since its refurbishment. This was a good-looking LaSalle in pleasing colors, and BEST BUY 156 Clean engine bay. “Roadmaster” an apt moniker for its 126-in wheelbase and 4,451 pounds. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $65,000. Not much to quibble about here. Last sold at Dragone’s sale in Westport, CT, at $74,250 in May 2013 (SCM# 216536). At the time, the SCM reporter noted a “3-” condition car with needs. With less than 200 miles on the odo since and in much better condition, I expected the car to fetch way more. Well bought. #108-1952 WILLYS JEEP wagon. S/N 452AAZ11281. Red/brown vinyl. Odo: 81,543 miles. 134-ci I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Recent restoration to high standard. Dents in hood. Very good glass. Variable chrome. Grille shows nice detail. Wonderful simulated wicker cane trim along both sides. Driver’s door doesn’t issues. Clean carpets, manual windows work. Stock engine bay tidy. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $77,000. This was the first year of fuel injection, but this example came off the line with the optional dual-quad setup. A well-presented ’Vette that sold $10k shy of the low estimate. Well bought for its condition alone. #148-1959 IMPERIAL CROWN con- vertible. S/N M637104694. Red/white vinyl/ white leather. Odo: 69,204 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Pushbutton auto in dash. One of 555 built, and 15–20 remain, per the WPC (Walter P. Chrysler) Club register. Mid-’90s restoration, still stunning. A reportedly recent cosmetic upgrade saw addition of a new convertible top and leather seats. Sharp paint, flakes on both doors. Front bumper scratched. Very good glass, panel fit. Top fits perfectly. Some dirt on seats, door linings. Black dash padding excellent. Stock AM radio, power windows, seats, a/c. Classy. Cond: 2. NOT Sports Car Market

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Dragone Westport, CT SOLD AT $70,000. You could make a case that the $110k–$135k estimate was ambitious, and that the high bid was reasonable. Seller thought its good looks deserved more and held out for another day. #137-1960 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- vertible. S/N 60F047097. Olympic White/ black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 32,153 miles. 390ci 325-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. auto. Looks like work’s been done recently, though catalog refers to this as a “nicely preserved example.” Straight paint, chipping in door jambs. Soft top shows no rips, fits perfectly, mechanism in good condition. Very good gaps. Good glass, chrome trim. Period-correct whitewalls. Re- past few years. No reason to believe they’ll soften any time soon. On this occasion, though, the winning bidder got a terrific car at a terrific price. Very well bought. #101-1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD rep- lica Sports Roadster. S/N 2Y85Z100052. Corinthian White/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 51,913 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A faux Sports Roadster retrofitted with tonneau cover and simulated wire wheels. Looks like it’s been around the block a few times, even though the relatively low miles say otherwise. Paint is overall pretty smooth, but tired, some orange peel is visible. Decent chrome, glass. I #130-1968 SHELBY GT350 H fastback. S/N 8T02J14937201172. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 91,510 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One of 223 (Marti Report) or 224 (Shelby Registry) delivered to Hertz. Newer restoration by Dave Smith looks sharp. Eye-catching paint with white stripe. Very good chrome, glass, shut lines. Hard top. Fantastic original interior save for headliner and dash padding. Scuffed chrome inside driver’s door. Power tractable antenna. Interior looks new. Seats sag a bit. Autronic Eye automatic headlight dimmer on dash. Lightly mottled rear-view mirror. Clean carpets. Factory AM radio. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,000. “Steady as she goes” would be an apt description of the market trajectory for these enormous land yachts in the saw the power top go up and down, and it works. Interior’s a perfectly fine place to spend time, just don’t expect to be wowed. Factory AM radio, swing-out steering wheel. Used engine bay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,825. A driver-quality T-bird. It may not have looked very special, but the burbling exhaust note certainly attracted my attention. Sold at no reserve at just about half the $25k high estimate; I’d say the new owner got something of a bargain. steering, tilt steering wheel, Philco AM radio, fold-down rear seat. Underhood neat with the right parts. Has original build sheet, Marti Report. Stated to be a numbers-matching example. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $68,200. A metal sculpture that should be a case study in every graduate design class in the country, in my opinion, and great colors, too. The SCM Pocket Price Guide estimates these between $85k and $100k. I’d say the buyer got a good deal, a few grand under the $75k low estimate. © February 2016 157

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1947 MG TC police car roadster 1959 MGA Twin-Cam roadster Beautifully restored, rare flat-floor car with detailed documentation. Ordered new at the 1961 Paris Salon, this concours-winning car is one of the earliest E-types on record with desirable external bonnet latches. Includes Jaguar Heritage Certificate, toolkit and Shelley jack. Owner wishes to trade for comparable car or sell. Contact Robert, 703.761.1444. Email: bmorris@billycaspergolf. com (VA) 1963 Jaguar Mk 2 4-dr sedan 1961 Jaguar XKE Series I roadster Email: ebwestfam@cox.net. Alternate contact: Scott 602.541.9444 (AZ) 1965 Porsche 911 coupe Has 1967 911S engine (s/n 960348). Cosmetics just professionally restored (Lundquist, SLC). Looks great, runs well. Same owner 30-plus years, with lots of receipts. CoA. Beautiful, very early, rare 911 SWB. Must sell, accepting offers. Email for additional info and pics. Contact Dave, Email: hedderly@msn. com (UT) 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE coupe Award-winning MG with police-ordered modified engine, delivered to County of Kent (U.K.). Righthand drive; extensive documentation includes order sheet, 2006 Queensland’s parade and confirmation of purchase by County of Kent. Runs fantastic (over 65 mph) and includes police car signage and siren bell. Estimated value at $60,000. Owner wishes to trade for comparable car or sell. Contact Robert, 703.761.1444. Email: dennyminami@gmail.com (MD) 1954 Arnolt Bristol roadster Rare and unmolested example that is one of only 2,111 examples ever produced. Collector-owned, with fewer than 500 test miles since a recent detailed restoration by Twin-Cam specialist Jim Alcorn of La Jolla, CA. Includes books, tools, BMIHT Certificate and black tonneau cover. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/452 (CA) 1959 Jaguar XK 150S drophead coupe A beautifully and properly restored car that spent most its life in California. Stunning black/black. Rare sunroof. Meticulously maintained and turnkey. $490,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, 203.852.1670. Email: matt@degarmoltd. com Web: deGarmoLtd.com(CT) This is the Arnolt factory prototype car; one of 145 built. Extremely well documented and restored to perfection. Original colors, red with tan, has all books, tools. Please inquire for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, 203.852.1670. Email: matt@degarmoltd.com Web: deGarmoLtd.com(CT) 1955 Austin-Healey 100S roadster Rare and elegant 150S with overdrive. Professionally restored in original color combo. Verified by its JDHT COA and includes tools, spare, jack, grease gun and owner’s manual. For the discerning collector demanding excellence and a superb driving experience with no excuses. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/488(CA) 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I roadster 1967 Jaguar E-type Series I roadster 1970 Porsche 911S coupe Lovingly looked-after Arizona car with a/c, automatic, original radio, new interior and new convertible top. Hard top, rechromed, fresh paint (scratched before). Numbers match. $58,000. Contact Peter, 450.451.6518. Email: peter.nicoll@gmail. com (CAN) Beautiful, numbers-matching example, great color combo, with only 912 miles showing. Recent engine and brake system rebuild, new aluminum radiator, exhaust system, 4-speed with overdrive, chrome wire wheels and includes original toolkit. Experience a highly original and sought-after Jaguar example today. Classic Showcase. Contact 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com (CA) 1967 Aston Martin DB6 coupe Excellent condition, rare model. Financing available. A must-see. Please call for more information regarding this car or to arrange to see the car. $58,500 OBO. Fine Cars. Contact Bob, 610.594.0918. Email: bob.moyer@uiponline.net (PA) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible Numbers matching, the subject of a recent restoration by Jaguar professionals, and one of the last of the Series I XKEs produced. Striking color combination, complete and ready to be shown, driven and enjoyed today. Approximately 100 miles since restoration. Classic Showcase. Contact n/a, 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com (CA) German Dispatched new to Swedish distributors Ab Hans Osterman on July 1, 1955. In Australia since the mid-1970s and comprehensively restored in the early 1990s by the current owner. Fitted with 100S engine number IB222270 from AHS3701. POR Contact Ray, 61+410431917. Email: rdelaney@creditline.com. au (AUS) 1952 EMW/BMW 327/2 cabriolet Concours restoration on a flawless original car. All books, tools, factory hard top, all-weather equipment. All original sheet metal. None better. $82,500 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, 203.852.1670. Email: matt@degarmoltd. com Web: deGarmoLtd.com(CT) Same model as featured in November 2015 SCM. Well preserved with over 35 years in dry New Mexico. Upgraded with period-correct Bristol engine, providing more spirited driving. Runs and drives but should be serviced before extensive use. $87,750 OBO. Contact Edward, 602.377.1197. 160 Matching numbers, original colors, fully restored by the best guys, with extensive documentation. In a private Porsche collection for many years. Turn-key, needs nothing. $189,000 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, 203.852.1670. Email: matt@ degarmoltd.com Web: deGarmoLtd.com(CT) 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible One-owner Pagoda with hard top. Drive anywhere, just serviced. Owned by local family and used on rare occasions. Kept in heated garage under cover. Absolutely no rust. $24,900 OBO. All Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Classics Ltd. Contact Darren, 302.738.1888. Email: irishusa@gmail.com Web: plus.google.com/ photos/102988372928778833247/albums/62100081 13545586689?banner=pwa(DE) 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible Italian 1970 Ferrari 246 GT Dino coupe American 1939 Ford Standard wagon 1963 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Wonderful original condition including near-perfect body and paint. New tires, like-new interior, soft top and hard top. Runs and drives very well. Two owners from new. Central Classic Cars. Contact Chuck, 419.618.3855. Email: chuckputsch@hotmail. com (OH) 1995 BMW M3 CSL LTW homologation coupe With the exception of a strip and concourslevel repaint in factory-original color, this is a low-mileage, super-original car. Extensive documentation. Superb condition and turn-key. $355,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, 203.852.1670. Email: matt@degarmoltd. com Web: deGarmoLtd.com(CT) 1973 Iso Rivolta Lele coupe Factory stock, no rust ever, beautiful original wood, highly detailed, mechanically fresh, Adirondack summer estate car. History is known from new. $75,000 Contact Phil, 760.451.1978. Email: restoman42@aol.com (CA) 1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport woodie coupe Factory-air convertible. Low miles. Original and unrestored! When only the best will do! Additional photos online. NCRS #136. $69,995. ProTeam Corvette. Contact Terry, Email: terry@ proteamcorvette.com Web: www.proteamcorvette. com/Corvette-1963-1020G/1020G.html(OH) 1965 Chevrolet Corvette convertible IMSA Homologated street car. One of 75 produced for North America. Complete example with all Motorsport extra parts. Never raced or tracked. Two owners from new. Original paint, white with Motorsport flags. Great documented history. Fewer than two dozen original examples left in the world. BMWCCA member ownership. Documentation from PTG (BMWNA race group). $89,990. AutoKennel. Contact Paul, 714.335.4911. Email: paul@ autokennel.com Web: www.autokennel.com(CA) 2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 AMG Lorinser coupe Beautiful, highly original, low-mileage example with long-term California ownership. Powered by its original 351 Cleveland V8. Equipped with all options including ZF power steering and a/c. Elegant hand-built Italian design with the ease of American maintenance. A rare car seldom available for purchase. Contact Mike, 916.215.0977. Email: mclarke327@comcast.net (CA) 1973 DeTomaso Pantera L coupe AACA Hershey prize winner 2011. One of 599 produced, two owners. Bill of sale from 1951, magazine cover car, L-head straight-8, Prestomatic transmission, rare four-wheel-disc brakes. Wood in excellent condition, outstanding interior and chrome. Financing available, serious inquiries only. $65,000. Fine Cars. Contact Bob, 610.594.0918. Email: bob. moyer@uiponline.net (PA) 1953 Allard K3 roadster Certified Bloomington Gold Survivor. Radio delete, L76 327/365-hp, 4.11 rear, sidepipes. Original paint and interior, black convertible top and red hard top, Protect-O-Plate. $79,995 OBO. Maxatawny Auto Sales. Contact Paul, 610.683.0480. Email: maxacars@gmail.com Web: www. maxatawnyusedcars.com/1965-Chevrolet-Corvette/ Used-Convertible/Kutztown-PA/6662327/Details. aspx(PA) 1966 Shelby GT350 H fastback Really nice, one of a kind! One owner, low miles. Fully loaded, navigation, Lorinser edition package: 18-inch premium wheels, body kit, rear-window trim, chrome steel exhaust tips. 5.0L 8-cyl SFI 24V. 302hp. Stored in heated/cooled garage. $27,900. Fine Cars. Contact Bob, 610.594.0918. Email: bob. moyer@uiponline.net (PA) 2004 Porsche C4S cabriolet Very original excellent condition. Just completed stunning top-quality repaint in original yellow. Everything including a/c works. Runs cool and strong. $87,750 OBO. Contact Gary, 480.892.6195. Email: garychendrickson@cox.net (AZ) 1986 Ferrari Testarossa coupe One owner for most of its life. Shown at The Quail and Amelia Island after its documented restoration on a mint, original car. Stunning condition, all correct and fully sorted. Please inquire for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, 203.852.1670. Email: matt@degarmoltd.com Web: deGarmoLtd.com(CT) 1954 Kaiser Darrin 161 roadster Very original with low mileage. Repainted red and 4-speed transmission installed in the 1970s per Shelby Registry. Otherwise all original. In private Shelby collection past 10 years. Runs and drives absolutely without fault. $145,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, 203.852.1670. Email: matt@degarmoltd.com Web: deGarmoLtd. com(CT) 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 350-hp convertible Original top and paint, original miles. Good condition. $39,900 OBO. Contact Lorenzo, 915.345.0320. Email: classifieds@sportscarmarket. com (TX) Very clean and presentable. Extensive engineout and systems service 300 miles ago. Original unmarked wheels. No rust, no dirt. Email your mail address for a complete presentation. Contact Stan, 262.783.6510. Email: StanJohnson@bizwi. rr.com (WI) This outstanding example of a rare sports car has benefited from a high-quality interior and exterior restoration. Great color combination, upgraded overdrive option, fully mechanically sorted, low mileage and extensive documentation. Stylish and understated elegance. Owner wishes to trade for comparable car or sell. Contact Robert, 703.761.1444. Email: bmorris@billycaspergolf. com (VA) Two-owner car. Body-off restored. Documented. When only the best will do! Additional photos online. NCRS #136 $129,000 ProTeam Corvette. Contact Terry, Email: terry@proteamcorvette.com Web: www.proteamcorvette.com/Corvette-19671027G/1027G.html(OH) 162 Sports Car Market

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1968 Shelby GT500 KR convertible 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 435-hp T-top 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indy Pace Car T-top 1991 GMC Syclone pickup Traction-Lok differential, Elite Marti Report, listed in Shelby Registry, original owner documentation, $104k total restoration receipts, rebuilt engine, transmission and differential. Two owners since new. Current owner for 44 years. Driven only 750 miles since restoration completed in 2008. $239,995 OBO. My Hot Cars. Contact Charles, 800.900.0227. Email: clove9414@aol.com Web: www.myhotcars.com(CA) 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS coupe 22,000 actual miles. Unrestored, excellent and documented. When only the best will do! Additional photos online. NCRS #136. ProTeam Corvette Sales. Contact Terry, Email: terry@proteamcorvette.com Web: www.proteamcorvette.com/Corvette-19691028G/1028G.html(OH) 1971 Chevrolet Corvette convertible L82 with 8,761 actual miles. When only the best will do! Additional photos online. NCRS #136 $29,995. ProTeam Corvette Sales. Contact Terry, Email: terry@proteamcorvette.com Web: www. proteamcorvette.com/Corvette-1978-1031G/1031G. html(OH) 1986 Shelby Cobra replica roadster Stock, unmodified with 12,500 original miles, excellent condition. Fewer than 3,000 built. Midfour-second 0–60 time. $27,750 OBO. Contact Edward, 602.377.1197. Email: ebwestfam@cox.net. Alternate contact: Scott 602.541.9444 (AZ) © Big-block 396/L35 325 hp. 12-bolt, matching numbers, factory black, drives great. M4OA transmission, N40 power steering, J52 power brakes. Ground-up restoration, nicely done to original. About as good as it gets. Ready to show or go. Additional photos available upon request. $52,000 Dennison International Motorsports, LLC. Contact Butch, 253-435-9143. Email: butchracecars@msn. com (WA) LS5 454/365-hp, two tops, leather, a/c (rare on big-block cars), docs including original copies of tank sticker, MSO, titles. Refreshed/restored: a/c, hard top, interior, exterior. Heavily optioned, original matching engine, transmission, rear end, trim tag, etc. $52,500 Contact Ken, 248.626.5500. Email: kal@thepdmgroup.com (MI) ERA Cobra. All original and perfect, with just 20,000 original miles and one owner from new. Four-speed Toploader, Halibrand wheels. All the best components. Always pampered. Needs nothing. $75,000 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, 203.852.1670. Email: matt@degarmoltd. com Web: deGarmoLtd.com(CT) It’s so easy! We’ve made uploading your Showcase Gallery listings online easier. As an added bonus, we now feature multiple images for our web listings. www.SportsCarMarket.com/classifieds/place-ad February 2016 163

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial Motorcars. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056. 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Auctions America. 877.906.2437. Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. The company boasts an expert team of specialists, who offer 180 years combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) JR-Auctions. A Wyoming-based company, founded by Robert A. Tybor, entrepreneur/businessman and Jeff Davi, Entrepreneur/ Real-Estate Broker. JR-Auctions will be hosting its first live/virtual Monterey Plaza Hotel classic Auto/Yacht Auction in Aug, 2015 overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay. For more information please visit our website jr-auctions.com or call to 844-572-8867. Accepting Consignments-please register online. You don’t want to miss it. Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954. Hollywood Wheels is a premier auction house that specializes in Porsche sports cars, European exotics, American classics & historical race cars. Each year, during the Amelia Island Car Week, they host the Amelia Island Select & Auto Retro™ within the ballroom of the Amelia Island Omni Plantation Resort. Hollywood Wheels… Where Great Cars Are Bought & Sold! www.hollywoodwheels.com and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) but also provides a unique and exciting social environment that is befitting of the rarest and finest automobiles. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 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. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Dan Kruse Classics is a family- owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972, with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan has personally has over $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara, manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later Leake has sold over 34,000 cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — Fast N Loud on Discovery, Dallas Car Sharks on Velocity and The Car Chasers on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) Petersen Auction Group of Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas Co. Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR. On the I-5 Corridor. We offer knowledgeable, fast, friendly “hassle-free” transactions. Oregon’s #1 Collector Car Auction www.petersencollectorcars.com Lucky Collector Car Auctions. Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors FOLLOW SCM Dragone. We’ve been in the collec- tor car business for over 60 years, selling some of the most significant cars in the world. Now in the auction business, we are continuing to find and offer significant cars publically at our sales, many of which have not been publically offered in decades. We will always have something that has not been seen before. www.dragoneauctions.com (CT) 888.672.0020. Lucky Collector Car Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the collection, formerly the biggest in the world, according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. www.luckyoldcar.com (WA) Rick Cole Auctions . Thirty years ago, Rick Cole conducted the first Monterey auction, his annual events forever changing the historic week dynamic. Rick Cole Auctions provides upscale clientele a boutique and silent auction atmosphere proven to offer the finest cars available, and achieving one of the top ten multi-million dollar sales of all time. August 19–22. Marriott Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf. info@rickcole.com www.rickcole.com (CA) RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January 164 A premier international collector car auction house offering the rarest and finest automobiles on the world market. Motostalgia publishes a full photographic catalog presenting and documenting professional descriptions and provenance. Motostalgia’s diverse automotive experts offer bidders and consigners alike an accurate understanding of the global automotive market. With venues that parallel the most exciting automotive events like the U.S. Grand Prix and Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, Motostalgia offers an upscale experience that not only showcases the most collectable cars, Sotheby’s is the world’s largest collector car auction house for investmentquality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales and auctions, coupled with the industry’s largest expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. www.rmsothebys.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele now hosts three record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August, and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) on our experience and the largest inventory of parts in North America to build and maintain your dream Alfa. We carry restoration, maintenance, and exclusive performance parts for Giulietta through the new 4C. Newly developed parts introduced regularly. Check our web site or social media for new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers.. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) Paul and Ed Kramer, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. www.autokennel.com (CA) Exotic Mosaics. 805.544.4093. Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485. Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Jon Norman’s Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532. 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Appraisals Celebrate your ownership experiGooding & Company. Silverstone Auctions is a world- class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as well as automotive memorabilia. If you are a buyer or seller Silverstone is the classic vehicle auction house for you. www.silverstoneauctions.com (U.K.) 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) ence! Automotive designer & illustrator, Steve Anderson is a specialist in the creation of owner-specified, fineart illustrations. Each original piece is hand crafted to portray the exact specification of individual automobiles and collections. All marques, eras, driven, concours and race. Ferrari- & Porsche-licensed Illustrator. For image samples, additional information or to discuss your project, please call us at 818.822.3063 or visit www.saillustrations.com (CA) Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. Worldwide Auctioneers. 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo A premier international collector car auction house and professional appraisal company. Motostalgia’s diverse and multilingual automotive experts offer collectors and investors alike an accurate understanding of the global and domestic automotive market. Motostalgia’s international offices have the capability of appraising collector cars around the globe. With decades of global collector car market knowledge our experts can accurately value your most prized automobiles, ranging from a single pre-purchase appraisal to full collection valuations. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). Centerline International. (888) 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 35 years. You can rely February 2016 165 Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Unique and original mosaic hand-crafted wall hangings of automotive subjects by mosaic artist Jim Valentine. Made with glazed ceramic tile with aluminum frame and hanging wire. Can create custom mosaics of your automobile. Email: exoticmosaics@sbcglobal.net. exoticmosaics.com. Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) Canepa of Scotts Valley. Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General 831.430.9940. Offering fine investment-grade collectable road cars and racecars for sale. Our 70,000 sq. ft. facility houses world-class, on-premises restoration and motorsports facilities where automotive artisans ensure every detail of our inventoried vehicles meet the highest levels of refinement and preparation. Canepa is interested in purchasing exceptional, original and restored automobiles. sales@canepa. com www.canepa.com (CA) Charles Prince Classic Cars. Based in London, we are specialists in the finest historic motorcars and in contact with dealers and collectors from around the world. We offer the best advice and service in the collector car field. Int T: (0)798 5988070 or email: sales@ charlesprinceclassiccars.com www.charlesprinceclassiccars.com. Checker Motor Cars. At Checker Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. Imag- ine if you had the best of the best market your car for sale. Jesse Alexander taking all the photographs. Lee Iacocca working with buyers. Keith Martin introducing you to the right car clubs. Well, the father and son team of AutoKennel do just that for all their clients. Motor Cars we have a passion for cars, not only CHECKERS, but all cars. We are fanatic about automobile history and that drives our passion to restore history and art. Sales, Parts, Service and Restorations for Checker Automobiles. www.checkermotorcars.com (MA)

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. rations of rare American muscle cars. www.legendarymotorcar.com (ON) Classic Assets Motor Sports Cen- ter. 760-452-6609 or 858-554-0331. A first-rate used car dealership specializing in vintage rally-eligible vehicles as well as an eclectic private collection of investment-grade automobiles including classic cars, vintage rally cars and supercars. Our business is buying and selling classic, collectible motorcars. We are considered to be the go-to resource for collector cars in San Diego. We are constantly seeking new additions. Top quality, collectible trades always considered. We are available to assist buyers and sellers with all aspects regarding classic cars including import and export. www.ca-motorsportscenter. com. (CA) DeLorean Motor Company. 239.495.8550. The first franchise of the new DeLorean Motor Company. Celebrating our 10th year in business we are the South Eastern United States exclusive source for DeLorean Sales, Service, Restoration and Parts. We have the largest selection of DeLoreans for sale in the world numbering 20 or more at any time and stock a full parts inventory. www.dmcflorida.com Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector, with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment-grade classic car. Since 2009, we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Classic Investments Inc. 303.388.9788. Barn find. Redefined. Since 1989 our company specializes in the restoration, sales & service of 19501970s Classic European Sports Cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche & Mercedes. Colorado’s premier one-stop shop for all of a collector’s needs. Friendly, knowledgeable, passionate staff welcomes you to call for all inquiries; our in house factorytrained Ferrari mechanic has 40 years experience. www.ClassicInvest.com (CO) Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment and pickup. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports Car Brokers. 831.373.3131. Mohr Imports Inc., of Monterey, California, pleased to be serving the collector car community for the past 30 years. Our goal is to present and represent your car in the very best way possible. We specialize in European classics, visit us at www.MohrImports.com. (CA) lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) ProTeamCorvette.com. Corvettes: 1953–1982. Over 10,000 sold since 1971! Money-back guarantee. Worldwide transportation. Z06s, L88s, L89s, LS6s, ZR2s, ZR1s, LT1s, COPOs, Fuelies, Special 425s/435s/RPOs. Call toll free 888.592.5086 or call 419.592.5086. Fax 419.592.4242, email: terry@proteamcorvette.com or visit our website: www.ProTeamCorvette.com. ProTeam Corvette Sales, 1410 N. Scott St., Napoleon, OH 43545. Special Corvettes wanted at CorvettesWanted.com! NCRS Member #136. www.SignificantCars.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar ComClassic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history and helping collectors obtain, restore and sell classic vehicles. Our world class facility houses 3 showrooms of cars and department specialty areas to perform all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team, of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) pany. 310.657.9699. www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California, with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit www.heritageclassics.com Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. 330.453.8900. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. 330.453.8900. Buy, sell, trade, auction of affordable antique, classic, collector vehicles. Bob Lichty offers over 40 years experience in the classic car industry. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. has been serving NE Ohio and the world since 2004. Let us help with your needs. See our current inventory at our web site. www.motorcarportfolio.com (OH) 800.837.9902. Since 2002, SignificantCars.com has been changing the way collector cars find new homes. A Pioneer in the online marketing of important collector cars, Significant Cars has a proven track record for realizing top dollar for their seller clients. Run by Enthusiasts for Enthusiasts, Significant Cars has put the power of the dealer or Auction House into the hands of Collectors. Give us a call for a confidential analysis of your car’s true value--not what we want to buy it for. The Stables Automotive Group. Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell cars we love ourselves, and deal in a limited number of models. Before delivery to you, all of our classics, including Defenders, are fully inspected and serviced by one of two expert shops. We are located in Needham, MA. copleycars@gmail.com, www.copleymotorcars.com (MA) Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700. You may have seen our award-winning, show-quality restorations. Our 55,000 sq. ft. facility is specialized in extreme high-end resto- 166 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymanltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymanltd.com Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. The four-acre Park Place Center features an Aston Martin sales and service center, a Lotus dealership, and we have one of the largest selections of collector & exotic cars available in the Northwest. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com 480.699.3095. Arizona’s finest facility for automotive management and concierge services offers show car preparation, auction representation, storage and transportation. Single or multi-car collections are welcome in our climatecontrolled 20,000 sq. ft. facility located in Scottsdale’s Airpark, near January’s auction scene. Stop by and meet the owners, Steve and Chris, they’re on site every day. www.stablesgroup.com Unit 56. At Unit 56 we love motorPaul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092. www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the cycles, we truly are passionate about them. But most importantly we strive to have the best. History and an interesting story are a must with anything we buy or sell. And as far as restoration goes we treat everything as if it was our own. We care. Telephone: 0044 (0) 1386 700 403. www.UNIT56.co.uk Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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world record sales & Pebble Beach class wins for our clients Carficionado manages your valuable classic car collection with German precision. Contact us +49 89 82030682 pr@carficionado.com www.carficionado.com Vintage Motors of Sarasota. 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include sales, acquisitions and consignment of high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75+ examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) Classic Car Transport Collector Car Insurance Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173. We Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www.barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a quote, enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle, and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. understand the passion and needs of the classic-car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) E-Type UK USA. An international specialist Jaguar E-type restoration and sales organisation with offices in both the U.K. and USA. E-Type UK USA are proud to announce the impending opening of their newly refurbished purpose built E-type showrooms and workshops designed to provide their USA clients with a real test of this famous English sports car. USA +1 805.267.6795 harry@etypeukusa.com www.etypeukusa.com shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. English Chubb Collector Car Insurance. Reliable Carriers, Inc. 877.744.7889. As the country’s largest enclosed-auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event, or shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collection Management 1.866.CAR.9648. With Chubb, you’ll have flexibility and control with worldclass coverage and claim service. There are no mileage restrictions, “Agreed Value” is included, and you’re free to use the restoration shop of your choice for covered repairs. Special pricing is also available for large collections. For more information, call 1-866-227-9648 or visit www.chubbcollectorcar.com. Fourintune Garages Inc. 262.375.0876. www.fourintune.com. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (WI) Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) JWF Restorations Inc. Specializing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Now selling AC parts and tires including inventory from Ron Leonard. Jim Feldman. 503.706.8250 Fax 503.646.4009. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639. Carficionado Collection Manage- ment GmbH. Florian Seidl of Carficionado has been discreetly consulting to car collectors worldwide since 2002. We specialize in: • Collection Building • Collection Management • Investment Guidance • Restoration Supervision • Researching your car’s pedigree • Event Organization • Insurance • Experienced in coordination with trusts, family offices and institutional investors • Exceptional global market KnowHow • Proven track record including February 2016 Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555. All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Kevin Kay Restorations. Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) Welsh Enterprises, Inc. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other 167 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–presen. www.welshent.com (OH)

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Events—Concours, Car Shows Ferrari Financial Services. Hilton Head Island Motoring Fes- tival. The South; a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall - October 28–November 6, 2016 - in the land of southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. 201.510.2500. As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. 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 selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010 Woodside Credit. When financing Lajollaconcours.com. 619.233.5008. lajollaconcours@mcfarlanepromotions.com La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 8-10, 2016. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini your classic or collector car, Woodside Credit is all about performance. We offer THE LOWEST PAYMENTS IN AMERICA! and provide our clients with fast, friendly and professional service. For over a decade, Woodside has been recognized as the leading lender in the classic and collector car market and is exclusively endorsed by Barrett-Jackson. Apply online at woodsidecredit.com or call 888-354-3982. German GTO Engineering. Servicing worldwide clients for 20+ years, we’ve amassed thousands of new/NOS/ used Ferrari parts. Highly skilled engineers offer restoration, repair and race prep expertise across all Ferrari models utilized for road, tours and competition. GTO USA provides an extensive parts selection out of Georgia and new parts, service and restoration workshop in Los Angeles. parts@gtoengineering.com www.gtoengineering.com/ UK: +44 (0) 118.940.5160 USA: +1 678.635.5752 LA: +1 831.915.1970 Italian European Collectibles, Inc. The Elegance at Hershey. 717.534.1910. A celebration of vintage race cars and concours automobiles from 6/10 to 6/12/16 commencing with the Grand Ascent, featuring the Concorso Bizarro and culminating with our concours d’elegance. Our primary goal is to benefit our charities: JDRF, AACA Museum, and AACA Library & Research Center. For more information, visit www.theeleganceathershey.com, call 717-534-1910 or email don@theelganceathershey.com. Finance 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s, along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s & ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com Leasing LeMay—America’s Car Museum Premier Financial Services is the dC Automotive. 800-549-2410. We J. J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! 168 have the largest indoor Recycling Facility for Porsches in the U.S. We specialize in used rebuilt and new parts for Porsche cars. Including all models of the 911, 912, Carrera and Turbo, 944 16 valve S, 924S, 951, 944 Turbo, 914-4, 914-6 Boxster, 968, Cayenne,928, 928S, 928 S4 Vintage parts a specialty. We have an extensive inventory including used Porsche engines, transmissions, fuchs wheels, seats, brake upgrades, interior trim and suspension. No part is too small. We are a God-owned family business serving the Porsche community for over 25 years. www.dcauto.com 252-955-0110 (text) 252-977-1430 int’l nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the four-level, 165,000 sq. ft. museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and offers a majestic view above Commencement Bay. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. LeMay – America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) info@lemaymuseum.org www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) Parts, Accessories & Car Care Cosdel International Transportation. Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Bryan W. Shook, Esquire acts for and represents leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses, and private individuals Internationally. He has been responsible for innumerable and prominent cases, distinguishing himself with his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles and network of contacts, experts, and clients. He is redefining automotive law. www.vintagecarlaw.com (PA) Mercedes-Benz The SL Market Letter. 612.567.0234. NOT just SLs but all rare and collectible Mercedes! A key resource on Mercedes since 1982. 100s of Mercedes for sale, market news, price analysis & special reports in every issue & website. 1 & 2 yr. subscriptions open the door to one-on-one SLML help finding & selling specific models. Ask about our private sales program. www.slmarket.com (MN) Museums maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than one million dollars, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal California Car Cover Company. Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 305.219.8882. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust systems for various reasons -originality, durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. We’re the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is important but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. http://quicksilver-exhausts.myshopify.com. Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan 3-Wheeler Dealer and repair, and expert service facility for your collector car. Privately owned, we are located in the heart of the Arizona Auction Arena in Scottsdale. We offer a unique collection of European and American special interest cars and motorcycles and host the Brighton Classic Car Rally each November. BrightonMotorsports.com, 480-483-4682 or info@brightonmotorsports.com. For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) Farland Classic Restoration. Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a pre-wax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. Unlike ordinary polishes, Swissvax restores the valuable oils of the paint finish that become starved over time and is safe for all paint finishes. Swissvax is also worldwide OEM supplier to Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bugatti, Lamborghini. www.swissvax. com www.swissvax.us WeatherTech® Automotive Ac- cessories. 800.441.8527. MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from allweather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side-window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license-plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing biweekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) 303.761.1245. A complete facility offering concours-level restorations, repair and fabrication services. We work on all makes, and specialize in Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche. Highly organized and fiscally responsible, we provide biweekly detailed billing to keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our site for details. Email: doug@farlandcars.com. www.farlandcarscom The Creative Workshop. 954.920.3303. If your current, or growing collection needs a team behind it. If your new auction acquisition needs sorting. Our clients ship us their cars from around the world for good reason: Our experience, attention to detail and results are rivaled by none. We give our clients the confidence to expand their collection into any marque or era. We’ve got their backs. We would like to get yours. Email: info@TheCreativeWorkshop.com, www.TheCreativeWorkshop.com, The Guild of Automotive RestorHahn - Vorbach & Associates Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver, show/driver, show, and preservation level restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsman who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. Visit our website or call us to discuss your project today. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produce the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at www.automotiverestorations.com D. L. George Historic Motorcars. 610.593.7423. We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance, and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. www.DLGEORGE.com (PA) LLC. 724.452.4329. Specializes in the investment-grade restoration and preservation of European and American collectible antique and classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and vintage race cars. Our services include full and partial restorations, bespoke builds, repairs, show prep, sales and procurement assistance, as well as a full array of do-it-yourself assistance services. Recognized experts in the restoration of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters. Concours-level, national award-winning quality. Find examples of our craftsmanship and the wide range of past projects on our website. We would be happy to discuss your project. www.hahnvorbach.com ers. 905.775.0499. No matter whether your car is bound to the concours or for the road, we are the sensible choice. We are expert in our craft and we combine this with unimpeachable integrity doing something that we enjoy as much as our clients enjoy the fruits of our labors. Share our passion for your passion. Give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone Proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) Vintage Motor Group F. Roxas Inc. 708.598.1000. Brid- geview, IL. The Only Thing Better Than New is a Fran Roxas Restoration. Recent restorations include Duesenberg, Packard 12, 8-liter Bentley, Cadillac V16, Delahaye, Stutz DV32, Ferrari, 1950s & 60s Concept Cars. We take pride in enhancing our clients’ investments by bringing these truly one-ofa-kind cars back to life, maybe an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970 with consistent 1st place winners at concours around the world. (IL) Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. Our restoration department works full-time to restore vehicles of every year, make and model to provide an award-winning finish. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com Volante Classics. 978.447.1669. At Suixtil USA. 855.784.9845. Suixtil- USA is the premier retailer for fine menswear inspired by auto racing heritage. The Suixtil racing uniforms have been worn by many Formula One racing heroes including Juan Manuel Fangio. Built for Speed, Styled for Passion, Made for Gentlemen. For more information, shop online at www.suixtil-usa. com, call 1-855-SUIXTIL (784-9845), or email sales@suixtil-usa.com. February 2016 Volante Classics we rebuild notable European classic cars. What sets us apart is our master craftsman, Roberto Donati, who learned to reshape contours, reconstruct panels, and recreate beauty while he was a young man in Italy. Under his father’s and grandfather’s mindful tutelage, Roberto dedicated his life to coachwork. More than the craft itself, Roberto saw and felt the passion with which his father toiled. He came to America to perfect his art, working at one of the most prestigious firms for more than a decade. Only those who live and feel that same passion, and possess the highest degree of skill, can reach his level of excellence. Only they can restore the essence of a classic machine. www.volanteclassics.com © 169

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Carl Bomstead eWatch A Guarantee Comes Due Christie’s paid millions to a seller when their Warhol artwork didn’t meet a price guarantee Thought Carl’s Christie’s International, at their November 10, 2015, contemporary art sale, sold Andy Warhol’s 1962 quadruple portrait of Marilyn Monroe for $32 million — $36 million with Christie’s commission. All sounds good — except for the fact that Christie’s had guaranteed the seller a minimum price, which means the auction house has to cough up a few million dollars to make up the difference. Just goes to show that all is not milk and honey in the high-end art world. Here are a few interesting sales we found that are not quite as convoluted: MANIFEST AUCTIONS LOT 420—PDQ LICENSEPLATE TOPPER. Number of Bids: 17. SOLD AT: $600 plus 17% buyer’s premium. Date: 10/24/2015. PDQ was one of the more obscure Los Angeles petroleum marketers, and the Petrol Pete Pelican was their catchy logo. This is one of the more desirable license-plate toppers, and it is very difficult to find in this condition. As such, it sold for grown-up — but not silly — money. Date: 9/20/2015. California first required license plates in 1905 — but did not issue them until 1914. In the interim, the Automobile Club of Southern California issued porcelain plates to their members in a couple of variations. This one was known as “Mickey Mouse” due to the ears, and this particular one was issued to Commander Ford of Los Angeles in 1911. He drilled a couple of extra mounting holes, and a portion of the instructions is still visible on the back of the plate. A couple of months ago, we featured the Dog Bone version, which sold for about $800 less than this one. Both are desirable, but this version usually sells for a touch more. be right at home in a garage full of 356s. EBAY #371441747039— 1950s FERRARI 500 MONDIAL 750 MONZA INSTRUCTION MANUAL. Number of Bids: 17. SOLD AT: $1,505. Date: 9/27/2015. This 26page Ferrari instruction manual covered the 250, 500 and 750 and was in both Italian and English. It included two fold-out pages with diagrams and was in decent condition with minor edge wear. A difficult piece to find — and invaluable if you have the car in your garage. PORSCHE 550 SPYDER OWNER’S MANUAL. Number of Bids: 33. SOLD AT: $2,107.33. Date: 10/13/2015. The Porsche 550 Spyder was immortalized as the car that James Dean was driving in 1955 when he was killed on his way to a race in Salinas, CA. This 44-page owner’s manual was in English and was full of all kinds of technical information, but the photos of the 550 were missing from the first page. Still, a very cool piece of Porsche history. EBAY #161826696741— EBAY #371477841385— EBAY #171935358760— 1911 CALIFORNIA “MICKEY MOUSE” PORCELAIN PRE-STATE-ISSUE LICENSE PLATE. Number of Bids: 15. SOLD AT: $2,827. 1960s PORSCHE SILK SHOWROOM BANNER. Number of Bids: 30. SOLD AT: $1,575. Date: 11/8/2015. This yellow silk banner with the painted Porsche logo measured 28 inches by 42 inches and hung on a wood rod. It was in very acceptable condition and would EBAY #371431247093— ORIGINAL 1954–55 SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada/Mexico, Europe $135, Asia/Africa/Middle East $135. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 170 1908 MINIATURE VANDERBILT CUP TROPHY. Number of Bids: 13. SOLD AT: $1,991.66. Date: 9/21/2015. In 1908, George Robertson, driving a Locomobile, was the first American to win the Vanderbilt Cup. At the awards banquet, these miniature eggcup trophies were presented to the participants. It is not known how many of these were given out, but they show up every now and then and tend to sell for what was paid here. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market