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Dan Kruse Classics Austin, TX September 10, 2016

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The Last Analog Super Porsche Keith Martin’s $800k Sports Car Market 135k The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Big Healey $ Huge Price ’04 Carrera GT ™ February 2017 Affordable Classic: 1980–96 Broncos a Last-Chance Bargain Legal Files: How a Facebook Post Can Lead to Posting Bail Rising But Reasonable: ’72 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S Zagato, $38k g B t R www.sportscarmarket.com sonable


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“Like” us on Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends February 2017 . Volume 29 . Number 2 This Month’s Market Movers Up Close FERRARI ENGLISH by Steve Ahlgrim by Reid Trummel ETCETERINI GERMAN by Donald Osborne by Prescott Kelly AMERICAN RACE by Dale Novak by Paul Hardiman 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi $175,000 / Auctions America 1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 $134,516 / Bonhams 1972 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S Zagato $37,755 / Artcurial 2004 Porsche Carrera GT $800,000 / Auctions America 1966 Ford Mustang GT K-Code $77,500 / Auctions America 1997 Audi A4 Quattro Super Touring $150,080 / RM Sotheby’s 70 72 76 78 80 82 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 193 Vehicles Rated at Seven Sales 90 94 104 116 128 140 152 MARKET OVERVIEW Top 10 auction sales and best buys, and Barrett-Jackson weaves magic in Vegas — Garrett Long BARRETT-JACKSON Las Vegas, NV: Auction hits $33m and a 99% sell-through on 758 cars — Travis Shetler RM SOTHEBY’S Hershey, PA: $12m achieved as 113 of 126 cars find new homes — Larry Trepel and Jeff Trepel AUCTIONS AMERICA Hilton Head, SC: AA adjusts to a simmering market, with a $6m result on 58 of 103 cars sold — Pierre Hedary BONHAMS Knokke-Heist, BEL: Rare Porsches are a highlight as 29 of 31 cars move to the tune of $5m — Leo Van Hoorick SILVER Vancouver, WA: Silver racks up more than half a million in switch from Portland locale — Jeremy Da Rosa ROUNDUP Highlights from Dan Kruse Classics in Austin, TX; and Bonhams in London, U.K. — Cody Tayloe and Paul Hardiman acebook and look for updates and offers! NEXT GEN by Jeff Zurschmeide 16 2002 BMW Z3 M Coupe $53,900 / Auctions America 84 Cover photo: 1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 roadster; courtesy of Bonhams Sports Car Market


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58 Jack and Gwen Simpson’s 1935 MG PB Airline Coupe at the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance COLUMNS 20 Shifting Gears I’m taking serious looks at a Junior Z, a BT7 and a 356. Which should I buy? Keith Martin 50 Affordable Classic The 1980–96 Ford Bronco is your last chance at a durable, bargain Multi-Purpose Vehicle B. Mitchell Carlson 52 Legal Files Think twice about posting that photo of your screaming speedo on Facebook Kenneth E. Kahn II 54 Unconventional Wisdom Italian cars scattered around the grounds of Kyoto’s Nijo Castle are a welcome sight Donald Osborne 74 The Cumberford Perspective The Austin-Healey 100’s artful shape covers one of the best British sports cars ever made Robert Cumberford 178 eWatch Eric Clapton’s treasures abound. He once owned the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show 1936 Lancia Astura, and he recently sold a Richter abstract for $22m Carl Bomstead FEATURES 58 2016 Hilton Head Concours: Hurricane Matthew couldn’t wreck this party — Bill Rothermel 18 26 Auction Calendar 26 Crossing the Block 28 Concours and Events: Rétromobile, Cars for the Cure and the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance 32 Art on Wheels: A Dynamic Duo at the AACA Museum, Demo Days at the Simeone, St. Michaels Museum 36 Contributors: Get to know our staffers and writers 40 You Write, We Read: Saab vs. Volvo, Keith and Bjarne, Carroll Shelby’s tall tales 42 Display Advertisers Index 44 Time Pieces: Heuer Sebring Rally Clock 44 Neat Stuff: Slick towing and printing your rare parts 46 In Miniature: 1964–68 Lamborghini 350GT 46 Speaking Volumes: Can-Am 50th Anniversary: Flat Out With North America’s Greatest Race Series 1966–74 144 Fresh Meat: 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe, 2015 Lamborghini Huracan coupe, 2015 Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG 4MATIC wagon 158 Rising Sun: 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-X Hakosuka, 1967 Mazda Cosmo coupe 160 On the Radar: Available for import after 25 years: 1989–91 Toyota Bandeirante, 1985–87 BMW 333i, 1985–91 Citroën CX GTi Turbo 162 Mystery Photo: “There’s only one way to travel, and that’s First Class!” 164 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 170 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Sports Car Market DEPARTMENTS 60 Hilton Head Island Car Club Showcase: Where mere mortals and their cars bask in glory — Mark Moskowitz 62 SCM Hilton Head Insider’s Seminar: A freewheeling discussion of buying and selling — Mark Moskowitz Bill Rothermel


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Three Cars Calling to Me The Junior Z, BT7 and 356B are very different 1960s sports cars at similar prices W hen I start fidgeting around wondering which car I should get next, my friends call it “car knitting.” Currently, I’ve got a tidy, tightly focused collection of Alfas, ranging from a 1958 Giulietta Sprint Veloce to a 1967 Duetto. All the cars are in fine fettle or approaching it. The cars that have been calling out to me are an Alfa Junior Zagato, an Austin-Healey BT7 and a Porsche 356B coupe. Here are the pluses and minuses of each: Let’s start with the Junior Z. I’ve never been particularly fond of the styling of the Junior Z; my non-car friends think they look like Honda CRXs. There’s nothing mechanically distinguishing about them, and they have no real race history. They’re not particularly rare, with 1,108 of the 1,300-cc models built, and 402 of the slightly different 1,600 cc. A reason to buy one would be that it would fit nicely with my other Alfas. The car is really the last of the carbureted Alfas, and it represents the end of an era. It’s also a Zagato, no small matter when it’s becoming hard to find anything with the trademark Z on its fenders for less than a mid-six-figure number. It also lets me keep my focus tightly concentrated on 4-cylinder Alfas from 1958 to ’72. My concern is whether it would really provide a much different driving experience than my GTV. I know that is has a slightly different wheelbase, but nonetheless, there are more similarities than there are differences between the cars. It also is lacking a rear seat, which means there is no room for my son Bradley on touring events. While prices are somewhat unstable, I would say these cars are in the $50,000–$65,000 price range, depending on condition and correctness. As so many of their body and trim parts are unique, there’s no sense in even looking at one that isn’t on the button, correct and complete, and ready to go. Big Healey perhaps? The appeal of owning an Austin-Healey is event-driven. The Golden Gate Austin Healey Club is hosting Monterey International Healey Week in Monterey in 2017. They are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the end of Big Healey production, and some think this might be the largest gathering of Healeys ever. I owned a BT7 once before, and drove it from Portland to the Open Roads 2002 Healey International meet at Lake Tahoe. This was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the production of the first big Healey, the 100-4. There were hundreds of Healeys in attendance. The 3-liter, 6-cylinder Healey engine makes good sounds, and with overdrive engaged, the car cruises easily at 70 mph. I can still recall leaving Eugene, OR, at 7 a.m. in a caravan of 30 or so Healeys, It was a remark- 20 able sight to see all the chrome wires flashing in the morning sun. I think the real value choice in Big Healeys is the BT7 four-seater, with a vinyl dash, no center console and wind-up windows. These models are half the price of the earlier 100-4s. They are also much less than the overly ornate — to my eye — BJ8s, with their wooden dashes and complicated interiors. You can easily spend $80,000–$100,000 for a top-ranked 100-4 or BJ8, while a very tidy BT7 will set you back $45,000–$55,000. The pluses are that the Healey provides a completely different motoring experience than my Alfas. If the Healey event is as large as expected, I’d be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of this classic English car. The downside is that the low-revving pushrod engine and primitive suspension don’t offer near the driving pleasure that Alfas do. A recent quick drive in one brought that home clearly. I have to wonder what I would do with the car after the trip was over. This is my reality check — if it was a good day for driving a convertible, why would I choose the Healey over the Giulia Spider Veloce? I don’t have a good answer to that. What about a 356? And then there’s the world of 356s. I’ve learned over the years that Porsche fanatics have a passion to be reckoned with. They simply love their 356s. They love them stock, and they love them as modified outlaws. They love them restored, and they love them as Seinfeld/Serio fright pigs. I’ve owned a few 356s, but I’ve never had a good one and taken it on an event. Both Miles Collier and Steve Serio (Porschephiles, to be sure) have counseled me that what I want is a non-sunroof 356B, perhaps with a 912 engine, and a suspension and brakes modified to make the car really work. A non-concours, non-Kardex B is a $50,000–$60,000 car, I’m told. The 356 is iconic — and perhaps there should be one in every col- lection of 4-cylinder 1960s sports cars. When properly tuned, they seem to be nearly indestructible. And they can be made to go like stink. On the distaff side, I’d be moving away from my tight Alfa focus. Further, with only a 4-speed gearbox, I’ve heard that 356s can run out of breath at 70 mph, making long road events a chore. So there you have it. I’m looking at three very different classic cars, Errata I incorrectly stated in my column in the January issue that Bjarne Holm and his wife, Robin, had lived in Fairbanks, AK. They lived in Anchorage. all at about the same price: an air-cooled Porsche, a more modern Alfa and a classic English convertible. Should I add one of these to the collection? Or just leave well enough alone and focus on enjoying what I already have? Vote for your choice and leave comments at www.sportscarmarket.com/kmchoices. My pen is out and the checkbook is open. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Garrett Long Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Peterson Salem Collector Car Auction Where: Salem, OR When: February 4 More: www.petersencollectorcars.com Shannons — Sydney Autumn Classic Where: Sydney, AUS When: February 6 Last year: 22/26 cars sold / $1,849,186 More: www.shannons.com.au RM Sotheby’s — Paris Where: Paris, France When: February 8 Last year: 48/61 cars sold / $20,959,244 Featured cars: Featured cars: • 1935 Bugatti 57 Atalante Decouvrable. One of six and was exhibited on the Bugatti stand during the 1935 Paris Motor Show • 1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa Scaglietti. The seventh competitionclient Ferrari built and is still fitted with the original engine More: www.artcurial.com G. Potter King Where: Atlantic City, NJ When: February 10–12 More: www.acclassiccars.com The Finest — Boca Raton 2017 Where: Boca Raton, FL When: February 11 More: www.thefinest.com Mecum Auctions — L.A. Where: Los Angeles, CA When: February 17–18 More: www.mecum.com • Star Car: 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3. Pre-war Grand Prix racer, having notably taken first at Monza, France and Germany. One of the first Grand Prix cars to have a “slipper” body, as well as one of the first cars to feature single seats, leaving just the driver and his car • 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato. Chassis number zero, a special commission, delivered new to Paris • 2003 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato. In fabulous condition. Complete with original presentation book, umbrella and numbered suede jacket More: www.rmsothebys.com Bonhams — Paris Where: Paris, France When: February 9 Last year: 78/130 cars sold / $14,076,784 Featured cars: • 1935 Le Mans 24H Works entry Aston Martin Ulster “CML 719” • 1934 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Pescara Spyder Coys — London Where: London, U.K. When: February 18 Featured cars: • 1973 Ferrari 365 GT owned by Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: chad.taylor@sportscarmarket.com. JANUARY 6–8—DAVE RUPP Fort Lauderdale, FL 6–15—MECUM Kissimmee, FL 13–14—TOM MACK Concord, NC 14—COYS Birmingham, U.K. 14—COYS Maastricht, NLD 14–22—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 18—WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Scottsdale, AZ • Star Car: 1985 Audi Sport Quattro • 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB Daytona More: www.bonhams.com Artcurial — Paris Where: Paris, France When: February 10 Last year: 137/172 cars sold / $62,449,921 26 18–22—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 19—BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ 19–20—RM SOTHEBY’S Phoenix, AZ 19–22—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 20–21—GOODING & CO. Scottsdale, AZ 25–28—MECUM Las Vegas, NV 26—BONHAMS Las Vegas, NV 28—ACA King’s Lynn, U.K. FEBRUARY 4—PETERSEN Salem, OR 6—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 8—RM SOTHEBY’S Paris, FRA 9—BONHAMS Paris, FRA 10—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 10–12—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ 11—THE FINEST Boca Raton, FL 17–18—MECUM Los Angeles, CA 18—COYS London, U.K. 24–26—SILVERSTONE Stoneleigh Park, U.K. 24–26—LEAKE Oklahoma City, OK 24–26—McCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 27—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 28—BARONS Surrey, U.K. MARCH 2–4—GAA Greensboro, NC 8—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 9—BONHAMS Amelia Island, FL 10—GOODING & CO. Amelia Island, FL 10–12—HOLLYWOOD WHEELS Amelia Island, FL 11—RM SOTHEBY’S Amelia Island, FL 11—MOTOSTALGIA Amelia Island, FL 17–19—ELECTRIC GARAGE Red Deer, AB, CAN 17–19—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 19—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 24–25—MECUM Kansas City, MO 24–26—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS San Antonio, TX 25—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 31–APRIL 2—AUCTIONS AMERICA Fort Lauderdale, FL Sports Car Market Henry Cooper More: www.coys.co.uk Silverstone — Race Retro Classic Where: Stoneleigh Park, U.K. When: February 24–26 Last year: 68/109 cars sold / $6,564,912 More: www.silverstoneauctions.com McCormick’s — Palm Springs Where: Palm Spring’s, CA When: February 24–26 Last year: 337/538 cars sold / $6,759,310 More: www.classic-carauction.com Leake — OKC 2017 Where: Oklahoma City, OK When: February 24–26 Last year: 452/551 cars sold / $12,495,217 More: www.leakecar.com Shannons Where: Melbourne, AUS When: February 27 More: www.shannons.com.au Barons Where: Surrey, U.K. When: February 28 Last year: 34/44 cars sold / $495,459 More: www.barons-auctions.com ♦


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com The City of Light and Great Old Cars Rétromobile, one of the world’s best car events, has the unbeatable combination of great cars and great scenery on display in the City of Light February 8–12. 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 42nd year of Rétromobile, and this year’s event will, in partnership with Les Grandes Heures, celebrate the Legends of Rally Driving. Artcurial Motorcars’ auction takes place February 10. Publisher Martin and Alex will be there. Watch your email for details on our annual Rétromobile reception. RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams are also holding auctions off-site during the automotive week. Paris! en.retromobile.com (FRA) Beat the Winter in Boca Raton The 9th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance brings together more than 200 fine cars and automobiles, Jay Leno and fantastic Florida sun- shine. All this adds up to a fun, festive February 10–12. The weekend kicks off in style with a hangar party at Atlantic Aviation at the Boca Raton Airport on February 10. More social gatherings take place on February 11, with the Concours Gala dinner, auction and show, which will include comedian Jeff Foxworthy. The Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida opens the gates for the Concours d’Elegance at 9:30 a.m. February 12. This year’s concours celebrates 1967 Pony Cars. The concours will also feature Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg. Proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. General concours admission is $75, and gourmet-VIP admission is $125. www.bocaratonconcours.com (FL) Sunshine, Cars and a Great Cause An array of amazing cars will decorate Lake Mary, FL, on February 10–11 for the 13th 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 10. www.carsforthecure.com (FL) 28 FEBRUARY CALENDAR 11 Concours in the Hills, Fountain Hills, AZ; www. concoursinthehills.org 17–19 VARA / SVRA Duel in the Desert, Pahrump, NV; www.vararacing.com 24–26 Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, U.K.; www.raceretro.com Sports Car Market


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Art on Wheels Museum Openings and Exhibits Send announcements to insideline@sportscarmarket.com A Lot of Miles and a Lot of Prizes A Dynamic Duo — the most-awarded and the most-traveled car in the Antique Automobile Club of America — are on display at the AACA Museum through November 1. The 1924 Ford Model T on display is the most-awarded car in the history of AACA. Marshall Van Winkle has owned the car since 1951, and it has won 165 Preservation Awards and nine Senior Grand Nationals. The 1911 Stevens Duryea Model AA Tourer is the most-traveled car. Morris Kunkle owned the car for more than 50 years, and Jim and Arlene Adams recently donated the car to the AACA Museum. This car chugged through 36 AACA Glidden Tours, seven Red Rock Tours, and almost every Reliability Tour since 1971. The AACA Museum is at 161 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA. Visit www.aacamuseum.org (PA) Exhibit Cars Roar to Life in Philly Many car museums don’t actually start and run their cars. But the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum wakes up collection cars on a regular basis during their famous Demo Days, which take place each month. During each day, cars from the museum’s collection — along with guest cars from other collections — are brought together in a themed presentation and demonstration runs in the three-acre parking lot behind the Philadelphia-based museum. The museum’s February 25 British Beauty Contest Demo Day will feature a Squire Roadster, a Jaguar SS 100, a Bentley Van Vooren Streamliner, a Jaguar C-type, a Jaguar D-type and an Aston Martin DBR1. If the weather is bad, the event is held indoors. For more information on this and other Demo Days, visit www.simeonemuseum.org. (PA) New Kid on the Block The Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels, located in St. Mi- chaels, MD, is coming to life. The Pinkett House, at 102 E. Marengo St., St. Michaels, MD, 21663, is now open and is the new museum’s office and Welcome Center. The museum hosts Cars & Coffee at the Pinkett House on Saturdays at 9 a.m. Now is a good time to get involved with this new museum! www.classicmotormuseumstmichaels. org. ♦ 32 Sports Car Market


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Scene and Be Seen Trump Charlotte Concours d’Elegance Mary Kay Poinsette shows off her and husband, Don’s, 1947 Chrysler Town & Country. The Sumac Red woodie convertible is the product of a three-year restoration by Larry Griffey Hot Rods and Restorations of Knoxville, TN. The car recently won its class at the Santa Fe Concours. The couple personally trailered the car from their home in Hilton Head, SC, to Mooresville for the Trump Charlotte Concours d’Elegance. Retired IndyCar driver Lyn St. James and retired Penske Racing chief Don Miller enjoy the day Richard and Gail Neary of Statesville, NC, with their 1956 Jaguar XK 140 coupe. They restored the Jaguar themselves, with Gail handling the interior upholstery and wiring, as Richard found access difficult after two back operations. They use the car for short and long journeys, and it has been driven around the great race tracks of the Northeast. 34 Sports Car Market Mark Moskowitz Mark Moskowitz Mark Moskowitz


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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 © 2017 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 MARK MOSKOWITZ, SCM Contributor and Auction Analyst, began racing sports and Formula cars at age 17, when an indulgent track promoter accepted his bogus Lime Rock credentials. A retired surgeon, Dr. Moskowitz is director and curator of the now-private Museum of Automobile History and manages the estate of renowned automotive artist Carlo Demand. He serves on the board of directors of Carolina Motorsports Park and is vice chairman of the board of directors of The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. Moskowitz is a frequent concours judge. He favors British sports cars including Allards but claims none worthy of show. Turn to p. 60 and p. 62 for his Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival stories and photos. 36 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 got it roadworthy in short order — and soon discovered that Challengers aren’t meant to go airborne and that police response time is remarkably fast. He’s been buying, selling, restoring, collecting and otherwise obsessing over classic cars ever since. He serves as the voice of Auctions America — and for Tom Mack and Carlisle Auctions — where he describes a wide variety of cars as they roll across the auction block. 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). Turn to p. 80 for his American Profile on a 1966 Ford Mustang GT K-code convertible. REID TRUMMEL, SCM Contributor, is also editor-publisher of Healey Marque magazine, the official publication of the Austin-Healey Club of America (www.healeyclub.org). His interest in cars began when he taught himself to drive a stick in a hand-me-down 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider. Wanting more power than the Alfa’s 1,300 could provide, he bought a Healey 3000 and fell down that slippery slope of affection for British cars. Currently the owner of two 1956 Healeys — a 100M and a 100 with the Le Mans Kit — his affliction also includes non-British dalliances. He is also chairman of the Columbia Gorge Classic Rally (www.columbiagorgemgaclub.org). He makes his home in Portland, OR. Turn to p. 72 for his profile of a 1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2.


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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 Saabs Are Fine, But Have You Seen Volvos? To the Editor: You all wrote, glowingly: “’64 Saab GT850 for $2,790, 57 hp, 0–60 in 21.2, and 26 mpg...” and compared it to a Porsche 356 and Austin Mini Cooper in price and horsepower. (January 2017, “Affordable Classic,” p. 46). Is your writer unaware of the legendary Volvo sedans of this period? The 1963 544: $2,300, 90 hp, 2,160 pounds, 0–60 mph in 14.1 seconds, 27 mpg, The 1964 Amazon: $2,600, 90 hp, 2,400 pounds, 0–60 mph in 14.5 seconds, 24 mpg. Both are far more rugged, durable and well-built than that Saab. They are faster, and either will run circles around that Saab in virtually any circumstance. And to my eyes, the Volvos look better, too. — Michael Schorsch, Orford, NH Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Michael, thanks for your note. Yes, Jeff Zurschmeide knows about the legendary Volvo sedans of the period. Thing is, the story was about the Saab GT850. I thought the price and performance comparisons with the Porsche 356 coupe or the Austin Mini Cooper S were fair — and interesting. Enjoy your excellent Volvo! A Poignant Reminder That Our Time is Short To the Editor: Keith Martin is such a great friend to all of us and such a good father to his kids (and other people’s kids). I read with big old tears in my eyes your story this month of Bjarne (January 2017, “Shifting Gears,” p. 20). We are at that stage of life, aren’t we? Thanks for another reminder. Thanks for all your friendship and humor. — Joseph Angel, Portland, OR Keith, Bjarne and a Lifetime of Memories To the Editor: I read Keith Martin’s column, “Death Waits for No One” upon receiving Sports Car Market. While I understand Keith’s regret for not seeing his oldest and dearest friend before his 40 demise, I think he overestimated the importance of that meeting. The key to your friendship, and your life together, was all of the time you spent together prior to your learning that his days were numbered. You were a good friend to Bjarne despite not seeing him during his last days. Your advice to your readers: “When you learn a friend is fighting a life-threatening condition, don’t wait,” is great. However, you gave better ad- vice in the article. Make friends, share a passion with friends and enjoy your life. — John M. Bennett, Missoula, MT Shared Experience Gives Cars Their True Value To the Editor: This is a note from a 25-year subscriber. For years, having read Keith Martin’s monthly exercise, “Shifting Gears,” the theme can be inorganic, such as build quality, performance, market value or events, but it might neglect the reality. Cars do not possess a per- sonality, a gender, weep genuine tears, experience greed, envy or jealousy. Cars are absent emotion and the ability to forgive. Nor do they possess any concept of their value. The harsh reality is our cars don’t know we own them. The collective organic relationship we share with the cars and the owner/driving experience is uniquely human. Without a friend to share the joy, cars have no value. Your lifelong friendship with Bjarne, a half-century of memories both high and low, is common in this passion. An aside: My best friend, Flash, died several years ago, a virulent osteosarcoma, and I did stop to visit him in a Tucson rehab center — a warehouse for the terminally ill. We joked for hours, talked cars and adventures, and drank several malted beverages — while I pushed his mobility chair to check out the “chicks.” His right arm had been amputated at the shoulder just three weeks before. When driving off, knowing I’d never see him alive again, I was unable to look in the rearview mirror through the tears I could not stop. He died four days later. The heartbreak you felt when reading Robin’s email was powerful. Your solace, sharing the story, is the finest tribute imaginable in honor of your best friend. And the column was your very best. Ever. — Charles Spiher, via email Is CSX2000 Really the First Cobra? To the Editor: I read and enjoyed Colin Comer’s piece in SCM about CSX2000 (November 2016, American Profile, p. 96), and consider him an authority on Shelbys (and cars in general). So it is to you I bring an issue I am hoping to resolve about that very Cobra. In regards to that “first Cobra” sold at RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction, something is very wrong with its history and/ or how it is being presented. Most people — including at Shelby American — refer to this car as “CSX2000” and say it was the first Shelby Cobra, and that it is truly what everyone should consider as the fresh-offthe-transporter car that arrived in 1962, AND it has gone by no other name. Then why didn’t Carroll Shelby? In his autobiographical (of sorts) book The Cobra Story: Sports Car Market Is your writer unaware of the legendary Volvo sedans of this period?


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Potter King, Inc......................................................101 Girardo & Co ................................................................ 29 Gooding & Company .................................................2–3 Greensboro Auto Auction ...........................................141 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance................... 49 Grundy Insurance ......................................................... 75 Gullwing Group .......................................................... 114 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. .........................................150 Hahn-Vorbach & Associates LLC ..............................153 Hamann Classic Cars ................................................... 59 Heggen Law Office, P.C. ............................................136 Hendrick Motorsports .................................................. 47 Heritage Classics .......................................................... 95 Hoffman’s Auto ..........................................................157 Hyman, LTD ...............................................................131 Intercity Lines ............................................................... 53 JC Taylor ..................................................................... 115 JJ Best Banc & Co ......................................................165 Kevin Kay Restorations ............................................... 97 Kidston .......................................................................... 17 Kinekt .........................................................................162 Kurt Tanner Motorcars ...............................................167 La Jolla Concours D’ Elegance .................................... 61 Law Offices of Bruce Shaw .......................................133 LBI Limited .................................................................. 67 Leake Auction Company .............................................. 37 Legendary Motorcar Company ..................................161 Lory Lockwood ..........................................................105 Macy’s Garage Ltd. ....................................................167 McCollister’s Auto Transport ....................................... 55 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center .................................... 41 Mershon’s World Of Cars...........................................159 Mid-Century Motoring ...............................................134 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ......................................167 Morris & Welford, LLC ................................................. 6 Motor Club Events, LLC ............................................ 113 Motorcar Gallery ........................................................157 Motostalgia ................................................................... 19 Northwest European ...................................................120 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ............................... 43 Park Place LTD ............................................................. 99 Passport Transport .......................................................111 Paul Russell And Company ........................................137 Porsche 356 Registry ..................................................162 Premier Auction Group ..............................................121 Premier Financial Services ........................................... 27 Premier Sports Cars ....................................................169 Prince Vintage, LTD. ..................................................107 Putnam Leasing ..........................................................180 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd........................................... 119 Race Ramps ................................................................103 Rally du Soleil ............................................................155 Reliable Carriers ........................................................... 91 Rennstall Classic Cars/High Mtn Classics.................151 RM Sotheby’s ......................................................... 10–11 Robert Glover LTD....................................................... 35 Russo and Steele LLC ....................................30–31, 138 SCM Scottsdale Insider’s Seminar ............................177 Significant Cars ..........................................................122 Speed Digital ................................................................ 87 Sports Car Classics .....................................................129 Sports Car Shop ..........................................................143 Steve Anderson Illustrations.......................................155 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations .................................. 114 Swisstrax Corporation .................................................. 56 Symbolic International ................................................. 21 T.D.C. Risk Management ............................................. 45 The Creative Workshop ................................................ 51 The Finest Automobile Auctions............................22–23 The Stable, Ltd. ............................................................ 65 The Werk Shop ...........................................................167 Tom Miller Sports Cars ..............................................161 Tony Labella Classic Cars ..........................................169 TYCTA ....................................................................... 112 Vintage Car Law .........................................................100 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ........................................145 Vintage Rallies ............................................................137 Watchworks ................................................................176 WeatherTech ................................................................. 14 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. ...............................................147 West Coast Classics, LLC ..........................................102 White Post Restorations .............................................157 Worldwide Group ...................................................4–5, 7 42 You Write We Read Carroll Shelby, by nature, never let facts get in the way of his stories or recounting of events A Man, His Dream and His Automobile, Mr. Shelby refers to the first Cobra as “CSX0001” (and the second as “CSX0002”) wholly and to the exclusion of any other designation. In fact, he doesn’t refer to ANY of the CSXes OTHER than the aforementioned two despite going into great detail about their — and other Cobras’ including the 427 — lives and exploits. As an automotive journalist myself, I initially went down this rabbit hole with the intention of “clearing up” this discrepancy. The best way to do that — I thought — was to contact the Shelby operation directly and ask around. The result was quite surpris- ing (and disturbing). There was only one person I could talk to about CSX2000 specifically, and it wasn’t the person I could speak with regarding Shelby history. But both of them categorically deny that “CSX0001” and “CSX0002” were EVER used — full-stop — despite CARROLL SHELBY calling them that in HIS book! So instead of the expected even semi-satisfactory “preproduction,” “pre-current nomenclature” or “the artist formerly known as” caveat that would clear up this naming issue, they denied the issue even existed. I am not saying CSX2000 isn’t the first Cobra — but I have actual, indisputable proof in the man’s own words that, at least to him (and at least as of 1965) that car was “CSX0001.” I would appreciate any in- formation you might have — or can find — regarding this, as I’m trapped between what Carroll Shelby himself said and what his various companies refuse to address, admit or even acknowledge. — Andrew “Drew” Davis, Staff Writer, AutoShopper.com Colin Comer replies: Hi, Drew. Thanks for your note. I’ll try to help. First, what you need to keep in mind is that Carroll Shelby, by nature, never let facts get in the way of his stories or recounting of events. Now, in this case, I can’t see any way he was trying to deceive anybody; to him CSX2000 was the first Cobra, so I can fully understand why he’d call it “001” when telling the story, and the next one would be “002,” etc. Second, Carroll never wrote a book. The 1965 book you reference was written by John Bentley from details Shelby gave him. “As told to” is what they call these types of things today. There are lots of “facts” in that book as well as others, such as in Wally Wyss’ 1977 Shelby’s Wildlife book that are simply not true. Some of them are attributable to Shelby’s own, um, colorful recounting of them, some are due to poor record keeping, and some exist just because nobody cared to check. So relying on one second-hand account of chassis numbers from a 1965 book, written when such things didn’t matter like they do now, is dangerous. Third, CSX2000 has always been CSX2000. That chassis number was assigned to the bare aluminum car on 2/20/1962 by A.C. Cars Ltd according to their production ledger — before the car was ever on U.S. soil. So no, it was never “CSX0001” at any time, and this is substantiated by factory records as well as the chassis number stamped into the frame of the car. It is hard to argue with that. So, with all of this in mind, I think you’ll agree the car is CSX2000. There is, and has never been, any question of this in the Shelby world. Unlike relying on some of the stuff Ol’ Shel said as “indisputable proof!” I hope this resolves your questions on the subject. Andrew “Drew” Davis replies: Colin, thank you for taking time to clear this up. I figured that if anyone was qualified to do so, it would be you. Although it pains me to do so — as it contains lots of great stories — this means I have to disregard that 1965 book in its entirety as a historical work. Although why basic points like delivery dates, assembly locations and the like would be in error baffles me. I guess I’ll just chalk it up to his being too busy at the time to bother with proper record keeping. Thank you again for your assistance. ♦ Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2016, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg The popularity of time/distance ral- Heuer Sebring Rally Clock lying demonstrates a few truths about car owners. One truth is that rallying is fun, and it is good to actually drive the car. Another truth is that driving is gener- ally a solitary exercise, but rallies create camaraderie with like-minded individuals. One last truth is rallying includes competition, possibly with a trophy or two at the conclusion, so driving becomes even more fun, especially as the risk of injury to the car and driver is diminished. Navigation and time/distance accuracy become the goals. When it comes to vintage rallying, many enthusiasts are likely to seek out period-correct equipment to assist in the task, and timing devices are no exception. The most noteworthy timekeep- ing supplier to the sport was Heuer. Beginning in the 1930s, Heuer made timepieces for rallying and racing, and the company aligned with pro and amateur drivers. A car would be equipped with two devices — sometimes mounted on a single backing plate. One was a clock for legible and accurate time, and the other was a stopwatch, which was used to measure elapsed time for segments of the race or event. Until Heuer was sold to TAG Details Production date: 1972 Best place to wear one: On the dash of a well-loved Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Expect to pay: From roughly $800 for questionable models to nearly triple that for working, restored and trustworthy ones Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: is best): (Techniques d’Avant Garde) in 1985, they manufactured numerous racing-inspired products for the wrist and dashboard. Heuer rallying models include Autavia, Monte Carlo, Sebring, Auto-Rallye, Master-Time and Super Autavia, although not all were labeled Heuer. Some bore the label of Abercrombie & Fitch — when it was a real sport- Neat Stuff by Jim Pickering Slippery Trailer When Peter Brock couldn’t find an aerodynamic car trailer to haul his own personal cars, he did what any well-known car designer would do: He designed his own. The result is a stable, light, fuel-efficient trailer that’s easy to tow behind your SUV. It uses a small frontal area, a curved shape, and gives minimal drag overall thanks in part to a fully skinned underside. Every Aerovault trailer comes with a winch, an onboard battery, N-rated (87 mph) tires, a full-size spare and Glo-Light and LED interior lighting as standard equipment. Max load is 7,000 pounds. $25,990. Learn more at www.bre2.net/aerovault 44 ing store and not a vendor of artistically torn jeans. Others were marked Allstate. The Sebring model pictured is the most complicated of Heuer’s offerings. The Sebring employs three hands. Two are overlaid runner hands that act together or individually. The third hand, tipped with an arrow, records up to 60 minutes of elapsed revolutions of the upper hands. The central plunger winds the timer and starts and stops the chronograph features. The first push of the left hand plunger controls the split feature, which stops one of the superimposed center chrono runner hands. This allows the user to record split times or the time between mile markers without stopping the overall timing of the event. A second push has that split hand instantaneously catch up to the still-moving lower hand. After stopping the chronograph using the center push, the right plunger will reset all hands back to zero. The Sebring also features a bezel with luminous arrow marker that the user can turn as a reminder of when an event started or needs to stop. The Sebring shown has a seven-jewel, shock-resistant, manually wound mechanical movement caliber 7711 from Swiss chronograph maker Valjoux. It is cased in a chromed metal case that has a dust cover protecting the movement. It is secured to the square mounting plate by three screws, which thread into the edge of the case ring. Models produced after 1975 were made in black plastic cases, which were less expensive to manufacture. The dust cover and back plate should be signed “Heuer Leonidas SA.” The collectibility of vintage Heuer Rally devices has never been stronger. Few were made in the first place — rally timers are certainly a niche market. In addition, bad things happen to delicate devices that live in cold — and often wet — cars. Finally, these have not been made for over 30 years, and automobile collecting and valuation are very active as well. Just Print It Hahn-Vorbach & Associates Collector Car Restoration in Harmony, PA, has brought modern technology to bear on a growing problem in the restoration world: hard-to-find parts. The solution is in 3D scanning, reverse engineering, and 3D printing to reproduce rare parts and create custom pieces for the automotive aftermarket. H-V’s new company, HV3Dworks LLC, aims to “make unobtanium obsolete” through these processes. Learn more at hahnvorbach.com ♦ Sports Car Market


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1964–66 Lamborghini 350GT Often overlooked in the model- car world are the early/first cars from Lamborghini. Only a few manufacturers have modeled the 350GT, and all but one other were in 1:43 scale. Released earlier this year from CMR, an all-new company, is this 1:18scale model. Both the model and the company are no-frills deals. Overall you’ll certainly know what the model is and appreciate its general look, but after that there are issues you might notice — quickly. The model sits a little too low on its odd-looking wheels, which are one of the most toylike attempts at wire wheels I have seen in a long time. They should not be on any model. The chrome finish on them is nice, but that’s it. Knockoff spinners are, not surprisingly, only correct on one side. The rest of the chrome is good, but so minimal and missing from most parts that should have it. Some window trim is simulated by printing silver on the edges, but the rest is body color. The color combination is a plus, in my opinion, but the easily seen tan interior lacks much detail, and again falls into the toy-like category. I am not sure why they bothered with the Historic Connecticut license plate on the rear. Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Can-Am 50th Anniversary: Flat Out With North America’s Greatest Race Series 1966–74 by George Levy, Photography by Pete Biro, 256 pages, Motorbooks, $38.56 (Amazon) I was standing high in the Turn 6 grandstands for the inaugural Can-Am 1966 race at Riverside International Raceway. I was just 14 years old, totally geeked out on sports car racing, and my mouth was agape. The thunder of the field coming up the esses, the roar of the crowd, the sheer speed of the cars — it was almost too much to bear. Now 50 years later, having been to all manner of professional and amateur racing events around the world, nothing has topped that moment. It seems like yesterday. The Sports Car Club of America’s Jim Kaser and John Bishop created the Can-Am to bring the best European drivers to America for a short off-season series built around lightly restricted Group 7 cars. Going against tradition, there would be no appearance money — just prize money. Oh, and nearly no rules. How big can the motor be? How big you got? It was the same thing for tires, for turbocharging — or supercharging. Same thing for aerodynamics. Foot-operated wing? Sure! Formula Effing Libre! It was, briefly, a glorious success. Big fields, big crowds, dazzling innova- tion and great racing. And as motorsports decline, it might provide an answer to the future. George Levy has created a wonderful history of those years, built on inter- views of as many of the original participants as possible to get the perspective that only a half a century can provide. There are delightful nuggets of information on every page. It isn’t a race-by-race recap, by design. It is something 46 else: a warm, loving history. The text alone would make Can-Am 50th Anniversary a standout, but then you have the photography of Pete Biro. And most of it is previously unseen treasures from Biro’s metaphoric attic. Biro covered the Can-Am series for years, and it wasn’t uncommon for a photographer back in the days of film to shoot hundreds and hundreds of images throughout a weekend — and just a handful ever saw publication. The rest just go away, and lacking immediacy, they get stored and forgotten. But as work on the book began, Biro unearthed box after box of his images, untouched since the races were over. And the images are outstanding. Thanks to Levy and Biro, you can recapture the joy of those heady days, or experience it for the first time in Can-Am 50th Anniversary. Provenance: Levy did a series of more than 75 in-depth interviews of those involved in the Can-Am; Biro was there and documented the races. That’s called primary-source reportage — nothing finer. Fit and finish: I have to give a shout out to James Kegley, the art director on this book for Motorbooks. He has created and executed a wonderful backdrop for the text and images, with subtle colors and elegant flourishes, especially the chapter openers. It feels fresh and innovative. Yet it doesn’t get in the way of Levy’s text or Biro’s images. Well done! Drivability: If you care about the cars or the era, or especially about the racers and designers who were pushing the envelope further and further at every race, you need this book. In a homogenized racing world, this supremely chaotic era was all about the freedom to create — in the garage and on the track. And Levy and Biro take you there. ♦ Sports Car Market The light metallic ice-blue paint looks great, and it has an even smooth gloss with just a hint of orange peel. Fit and finish is clean and very good. The 350GT deserves to be modeled better. Prices range from $105 to about $150. Model Details Production date: 2016 Quantity: 1,000 to 2,000 SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: ½ Web: www.classicmodelreplicars.com


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Affordable Classic 1980–96 Ford Bronco Durable, Good-Looking and Cheap Don’t miss out on the last shot at a four-wheel-drive bargain from the final decades of the past century by B. Mitchell Carlson same type of removable rear fiberglass roof section as the previous generation. There were minimal design changes through 1986, and the Bronco did get a sibling from 1984 to 1990 with the Ranger-pickup-based Bronco II. While the Bronco II sold very well, it complemented — rather than competed with — big Bronco sales. The full-size Bronco really became something of a luxury vehicle — almost a halo vehicle for the Bronco II. During the Reagan administration, car buyers turned away from downsized domestic cars and embraced well-appointed, 4-wheel-drive MultiPurpose Vehicles. Leading the charge was the Jeep A one-owner, 200k-plus-mile 1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer, sold for $10,450 at Mecum’s Kansas City auction on December 3, 2016 I f you have a hankering for an older Multi-Purpose Vehicle (old enough to predate the whole soccer-mom SUV thing), but feel that you missed the boat on first-generation Ford Broncos or 1969–72 Chevy Blazers, I have good news for you. There’s one out there made in large enough quantities that avail- ability is good, parts support is excellent, and it is still priced at chump change: the 1980–96 full-size Ford Bronco. The genesis of the Bronco line, the first generation built from 1966 through 1977, has always had a devout following. Now, first gens have taken off in interest and value. Prices have stabilized lately, but they didn’t have the trajectory of a SCUD missile like the Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40s did during the same timeframe. When Ford changed up the Bronco in 1978, purists decried the des- ecration of their little off-roader that was stuck in 1968, but the market was clamoring for a competitor to the Chevy Blazer/GMC Jimmy. In a case of the bean counters getting it right for a change, the F-Seriesbased Bronco of 1978 saw sales explode to 77,917 from the previous year’s output of 14,546 — solidifying the Bronco as an F-Series derivative into the future. The combination of being a two-year-only design and the two most popular model years in Bronco history has also solidified the secondgen Bronco’s place in the collector vehicle market, although it still trails behind the first-gen rigs. A no-brainer luxury Bronco With that initial success of the 1978–79 Big Bronco, it was a no- brainer for Ford to continue the model on the F-series platform. The third-gen Broncos were redesigned in 1980 for better fuel economy. While it was an all-new truck, the third-gen Bronco still used the 50 Grand Wagoneer — a design mired in the 1960s — that dripped with luxury appointments, such as leather seating and climate control. It also had something no Cadillac, Lincoln — or BMW, for that matter — had at the time: the confidence of go-anywhere 4-wheel drive. Wagoneer drivers didn’t want to boonie bash, but they did want turnkey driving in all weather conditions. Going upmarket in 4-wheel drive The third-gen Bronco catered to this market. While the styling barely changed from 1980 to ’86, trim levels moved upwards. Initially, they gravitated between austere utility to sporty, with luxury appointments being secondary. However, XLT and Lariat trim packages quickly began outselling lesser trim lines, so it made sense for Ford to move the full-size Bronco into an up-market niche. Ford got a licensing agreement with upscale outdoors retailer Eddie Bauer and introduced a like-named trim package for the Bronco in Details Years produced: 1980–96 Price when new: $9,838 Number produced: 720,623 Current SCM Valuation: $7,500–$18,000 Pros: Rock of Ages styling and durability. Repair and maintenance parts fall out of the trees. They have respectable handling on rough roads, and there are plenty of creature comforts Cons: Broncos deliver a choppy ride, 1984 Ford Bronco XLT: $10,300 in 2013 sketchy rear-seat access, relatively small cargo volume for the vehicle’s bulk, a poor-quality headliner and spotty interior-trim fit and finish Best place to drive one: On trips to the pheasant-hunting fields, trout streams — or just to Cabela’s Worst place to drive one: Any track event. Or southbound on Interstate 5 heading from Los Angeles to Mexico A typical owner is: A 46-year-old married male with a post-high-school education but not necessarily a college degree, and a higher-than-average median income of $66,400 — per statics released by Ford Media on Bronco buyers in 1996. That basically still holds true today Sports Car Market


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1985. By the late 1980s, The Eddie Bauer Bronco was Ford’s upperechelon 4x4. By 1987 — the first year of the 50th anniversary F-series design change — the roles had reversed. The rugged, spartan Bronco was damn hard to find. One was hard pressed to find a “stripper” Bronco — you had to find a dealer that would special-order one for you — but the Eddie Bauer Broncos were rolling out of the dealerships. Despite the introduction of the insanely popular 4-door Ford Explorer in 1991 (or perhaps, it could be argued, because of the Explorer), the Bronco continued in production. The Bronco got its final restyling in 1992, and it chugged on until the new F-series of 1997, which brought the introduction of the 4-door Expedition based upon it, which sent the Bronco out to pasture. Driving the market Several factors spur the current rise in third-gen Bronco collectibility. Because it was based on the F-series pickup — the best-selling truck in the United States for four decades — parts availability is never a problem. Even some of the more esoteric Bronco-only trim bits are now being reproduced — although you can probably find them in a dusty corner of a parts bin at a Ford dealer. Another benefit is that every Bronco ever made is a 4-wheel-drive rig (something the Blazer and International Scout can’t claim). So there’s always been something of a cult following for them — from bone-stock survivors to wildly modified off-roaders. While Broncos are a bit stubby for serious trailer towing, they are still quite usable as a vehicular tool these days — even if it is just hauling home a chair from an antiques auction. Those who whine about poor gas mileage have not lived with and fed a current-production pickup or SUV. Ford recently announced that the Bronco will live again after 2018, so past examples of the nameplate will likely see an uptick in interest. Bronco trim packages don’t seem to have a big impact on values. The difference between a 1980 Custom and a 1986 Eddie Bauer is 1984 Ford Bronco XLT, sold for $26,400 by RM in 2014 about the same as the difference between having a 302 V8 (5.0 liters) versus a 351HO (5.8 liters) under the hood — the latter is the closest thing to a “performance engine” fitted to one of these. Even those Broncos with a 300-ci 6-cylinder engine and/or manual transmission are barely a deduction, as they were rare on the ground then — and fans seek them out now. One Bronco limited-edition package — the 1991 Silver Anniversary package — has the potential to rise above the rest of the herd. This rig was a trim change above an Eddie Bauer — in Current Red with gray leather interior (it was the first Bronco to have a leather interior). It should ring the bell in this market — especially if it is a low-mileage original. Trucks and SUVs are firmly entrenched in the modern auto market, and it only makes sense that their forebears see an increase in interest. We have seen this over the past decade. As such, I suspect that the last of the Big Broncos will continue a steady rise. Buy a good one now. ♦ February 2017 51


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Legal Files Kenneth E. Kahn II It’s Open Season on Over-Posters Before you publish that selfie of you thrashing your Ferrari past 180, consider the risks and consequences 1 person likes this H ave a fast car? Like to show your friends how fast it goes by posting speedometer selfies on Facebook and other social media sites? You could be in for a rude knock from the Man with a Badge who just wants to ask you a few routine questions — or even worse, a process server looking to Hoover your wallet dry. “Have I said too much?” Yup. That’s what over-posting looks like — when you share incriminating information online that you’ll later regret. So before you publicize that selfie of you thrashing your Ferrari past 180, you might want to consider the risks and consequences of over-posting. It’s time to protect yourself from sharing incriminating content on social media, such as location information (geotagging) that can result in criminal charges or an expensive lawsuit. The Man is watching — and not just in the U.S. As SCM is an international magazine with readers from all over, we start with a CBC News report about a 43-year-old Canadian driver who posted a video on Facebook of himself driving 190 km/h (118 mph) with the caption: “F--king Ford Escape and running from nothing at 190, couldn’t even get 200 outta that f--ker no matter how long I held it down....” The police charged him with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to use his seat belt, and using an electronic device while driving. Meanwhile in Madrid, the Spanish police arrested a man after they saw his Facebook video of him driving 184 km/h (115 mph). Oh yes. There’s more. The video also showed his passenger not wearing his seat belt, and he got cited too. Closer to home, there’s the San Antonio, TX, story of the “Catch Me If You Can” motorcycle thief with three warrants out for his arrest — including one for evading arrest. The Daily Mail reported that the fellow posted a video of himself weaving in and out of rush-hour traffic at more than 100 mph (160 km/h). And yes, the police arrested him 52 based on the video (which, by the way, is absolutely wicked viewing): www.goo.gl/Aanw6G. That “fun” video is evidence What may begin as a simple speeding ticket with a minimum fine can suddenly get jacked to the max when an overzealous police officer looks at your Facebook page and shows the judge posts of your boastful high-speed driving — or worse. In one notable instance, Gothamist.com reported the story of an unlicensed 17-year-old who fatally struck a 4-year-old and bragged on Facebook in unrelated posts and in text messages that he cut a four-hour drive in half by traveling 90 mph (144 km/h). While his posts had nothing to do with the child’s death, that kind of evidence would seriously undermine a defense suggesting the death was “just an accident” and not the result of operating a motor vehicle after consciously disregarding a known risk. The prosecutor argued, “He’s done it before.” You can practically insert in your own head, “And he’s doing it again.” Would you like to ring the “guilty” bell or should I? Insurance companies are next In the midst of all this, there is some hope, but don’t worry. That glimmer will be crushed in short order. When buying car insurance, your DMV record will hurt you more than your social media postings will. Your insurance agent and their underwriters do not typically poke around social media before issuing a policy — at least not yet. According to Diane Girard, a broker for Durham & Bates Insurance Brokers and Agents in Portland, OR, “Underwriters review your DMV record before agreeing to write coverage, and that impacts both pricing and availability. But they won’t check Facebook prior, unless they have a lot of time on their hands. Most personal auto policies are transactionbased — bam, bam, bam — and pretty electronic. However, if a bad Sports Car Market


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accident occurs, resulting in serious injury or death, then it is likely that adjustors and/or attorneys will be digging for additional information.” That last part is the sound of hope dying. Social media can haunt your life When you get sued after a bad accident, lawyers routinely ask for downloads of your social media postings in an effort to aggravate damages and demonstrate what a reckless person you are. The New York Times reported how a teenager, strapped to a gurney, with blood running down her forehead, somehow tapped out a message (that went viral), “Lucky to be alive.” Part of the lawsuit accused the teenager of recklessly using Snapchat while driving over 100 mph and slamming into the victim’s vehicle, causing severe injuries. The police don’t need a lawsuit to get access. Police use other tactics to make their way into social media. Sometimes it’s a tip from an angry neighbor (or your ex), or a cop wanna-be who saw your post and drops the dime. Sometimes you posted something so outrageous (and let’s face it, cool), that it gets shared and re-shared until suddenly, oops. When that happens, the police can get access either by subpoena or by your consent. You might naively give the police permission to search your iPhone as part of a traffic stop, quickly exposing your Facebook app, and all your miscreant posts (to say nothing of your photo libraries). For the keys to the castle — messages, photos, videos, wall posts, and location information — in most instances a search warrant is required. Of course, an even easier way of gaining access is just to friend you, or more deceitfully, to friend one of your friends (or your former romantic partners) and just look over his or her shoulder while they browse your page. And no, quickly deleting your social media won’t work, either. Turns out Facebook, at least, is on to that. Facebook can preserve a user’s account for up to 90 days. Your cell phone is a lie detector Oh sure, you can go ahead and claim, “Hey, it was track day. That was a private race course. No way I’d go 150 on the Interstate.” The problem is, there’s a lie detector in your digital photos, espe- cially those taken with smartphones such as the iPhone or Android, which capture exposure information simultaneously — including GPS coordinates (geotags). So no, you weren’t on the track, Boy Racer. We know exactly where you were and so do the police. According to Facebook’s Data Policy page, “We collect the content and other information you provide when you use our Services. ...This can include ... the location of a photo or the date a file was created.” If you must stay stuck on stupid and post your outrageous driving, there are ways of preventing geotagging by turning off that feature on your phone. Check out your settings menu and turn off location information. The Internet has lots of tips for your specific phone. Search key: disable geotagging. Just don’t do it Finally, showing your speedo pegged at 65 mph in a 55 mph zone isn’t going to draw that much attention from the police (if at all) — as if anyone would post such a boring speed in any event. Even a Camry goes 65. It’s the more egregious violations that could create serious criminal and financial problems for you, especially as the speedo hovers closer to 100 mph or more. So don’t over-post. It’s just a bad idea. As Mark Twain knew so well, “I never regretted a word I didn’t say.” And I might add on his behalf, “or post.” ♦ Kenneth E. Kahn II is an award-winning criminal-defense lawyer and traffic-crimes attorney. Ranked as one of the Top Lawyers in Oregon according to the Legal Network, his practice of over 26 years is located in Portland. www.pdxlaw.net. February 2017 53


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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne East and West Converge at the Nijo Castle This was the first time a concours d’elegance was allowed at this historic site in Japan Of the 22 cars entered for judging, 16 were Italian, which was not a surprise, given the aforementioned general cultural enthusiasm and the quite specific taste of the event’s general producer, a young avantgarde artist and International Ambassador of Tourism for Kyoto, Mr. Hidetomo Kimura, who along with co-sponsor Asahi Television, was responsible for the show. Mr. Kimura, with whom I held a conversation through his Italian interpreter at the 2016 Auto e Moto d’Epoca show in Padova, Italy, is an easygoing, relaxed — but energetic — fan of all things Italian. He is particularly keen on Zagato cars and Bimota motorcycles, and an additional non-judged display at the castle included a number of vehicles from his collection. Among the cars seen in that group were a pair of ultra-rare Zagato coupes — a curvaceous Lancia Integrale Evo-based Hyena, one of 25, and a wacky Nissan Autech Stelvio coupe. Elsewhere, among the judged entry, were a number of cars brought from abroad including several from Italy and one from the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. I was indeed honored to have been selected to join the judging panel, A 1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 by Bertone, one of several Italian classics on site A s an interesting segue from last month’s column to this, I am writing this in Kyoto, Japan, where I’ve come as an invited member of an international judging panel for a new event, the Concorso d’Eleganza Kyoto 2016, held from December 3 to 6. As many know, Japan is largely a place of small cars — and I’ve been focusing on small cars in several of my recent columns. The city of Kyoto, two hours north of Osaka in the central part of the main island of Honshu, contains some of the most beautiful antique structures to be seen anywhere. Chief among them is the Nijo Castle, of which construction began in 1601. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was the venue for the first Concorso d’Eleganza Kyoto, presented by Artistic Cars. For every concours event, a defining component is the host space. It should be picturesque and memorable — but also provide a backdrop where the cars can be the stars and in which access and visitor flow works comfortably for all. Without doubt, the Nijo Castle fits the bill in every way, and it is truly worthy of a world-class classic car show. It was the first time such an event was allowed in this historic site, and the public enjoyed two full days of the cars on display, followed by an invitation-only awards ceremony on the third day. A land that loves Italian cars The Japanese are well-known Italian-car fanatics, as can be seen by the number of participants they field in the Mille Miglia Storica each year. Their passion is most visible in the astonishing assortment of Etceterini from Japanese entrants that populate the starting list, but it hardly ends there. As one of the Italian guests at the show in Kyoto pointed out, many major collectors from Japan were seeking out important Italian cars during their boom in the 1990s, when many in Italy cared little about their automotive patrimony. All the invited foreign guests savored a full cultural immersion ex- perience, which included a dinner hosted by the gracious and humorous mayor of Kyoto. All present were outfitted in amazing kimonos and entertained by Geiko, the local name for Geisha. Visits to spectacular temples and shrines, along with varied and interesting meals of local specialties, always reminded us of where we were. 54 which included Peter Read, chairman of the Motoring Committee of the Royal Automobile Club, and Nic Waller, a Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance selection committee member from the U.K. Stefano Pasini, author and Concorso Villa d’Este judge, came along with Massimo Delbò, a leading classic-car journalist, to represent Italy. Quiet elegance and enthusiasm The juried cars were arranged in small groups in the gravel court- yards of the castle, and they were comfortably arranged so they were viewable from all sides. The considerable numbers of attendees were able to move about freely, while still leaving the cars visible. In the Japanese fashion, the onlookers were in equal parts excited and quietly respectful. It suited both the cars and the location. This was a new show in a country without an established concours culture. So it cannot be said that the condition of every car on display was the best ever seen. Nevertheless, they were all well selected for their historical and/or aesthetic interest, and many would clearly be welcome at any of the leading concours events of the world. Every one of the prizewinners certainly fit the latter category. The People’s Choice went to the sleek 1966 Bizzarrini A3C Corsa of Mr. Kazuo Maruyama, and Best of Show went to the almost-faultless 1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Bertone coupe of Corrado Lopresto of Milan, Italy. As a debutant, the Concorso d’Eleganza Kyoto was a hit. The or- ganization eagerly sought out the advice of its international guests for ways to improve, and I’m confident it will continue to grow in stature. I know I will welcome the great fortune of returning to this marvelous event again to experience the magic of this amazing culture. ♦ Errata Last month, I wrote a bit about my 1960 Fiat 500D. I’d like to make an important correction due to an editing error, which changed something I had carefully written. The error was this line: “20,000 of the 500D left the factory.” What was meant to have been printed was that 20,900 of this early D, with mixed features of the N and the D, were built in 1960, a sort of “interim” model. Between 1961 and 1965, when the D was replaced with the new F, 577,454 were built. A bit of a difference, and I wanted to stave off the inevitable flood of letters and emails from Cinquino anoraks worldwide…. Sports Car Market


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Feature 2016 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours Rising and Shining After the Storm Three big winners (from left): Best in Class–Sports Cars–Italian, 1953 Maserati A6GCS owned by G. Larry and Patricia Wilson of Georgetown, SC; Best of Show and Best in Class Brass Pre-1916 3-cylinder 30 hp and Over, 1914 Stutz Bearcat owned by Brian and Trish White of Apex, NC; People’s Choice, 1956 Dodge Royal Lancer coupe owned by Doug and Chris Dressler of Ocean Isle Beach, NC “Low Country Proud” signs celebrated the rapid recovery from Hurricane Matthew’s devastation just three weeks earlier Story and photo by Bill Rothermel T he Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance is now one of the major players on the U.S. concours circuit. This year, a devastating hurricane couldn’t stop — or even slow — the momentum. The 2016 festival, which culminated in the November 6 Concours d’Elegance, rolled on with style, despite Hurricane Matthew’s onslaught three weeks prior to the 10-day festival. “Low Country Proud” signs everywhere proclaimed the massive effort to clean up the area surrounding Hilton Head Island, which included the Port Royal Golf Club, site of Sunday’s concours. Concours President Carolyn Vanagel took every opportunity to rightfully thank the many people who helped restore the area, which was pummeled during the massive hurricane. 2016 featured a celebration of the Centennial of the Anderson auto- mobile — which was manufactured in nearby Rock Hill. Other honors went to European Classics 1925–48; American Cars of 1956; and honored collector Jeff Lane of Nashville’s Lane Museum. SCM contributor Miles Collier won the Pinnacle Award. Collier and Lane exhibited cars from their personal collections. Highlights included historic races in Savannah, the Savannah Speed Classic, Friday’s Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala, along with Saturday’s Car Club Showcase and Auctions America’s vintage car sale. This year also saw the first SCM Insider’s Seminar at Hilton Head. Filmmaker Guy Smith debuted his documentary, “The Red Grifo,” chronicling the life and connections of SCM’s Darren Frank, his father, and Frank’s 1969 Iso Grifo. Publisher Martin served as Guest Judge, and the Horseless Carriage Club of America scheduled a driving tour of the region, including a special display of participants at Sunday’s concours. 58 Details Nearly 200 cars and motorcycles comprised Sunday’s expansive showfield. Highlights included: • Robert and Sue Troendly’s 1912 Abbott Detroit Roadster 44 won Best in Class Brass Pre-1916 1- and 2-cylinder. • Jim Grundy’s 1912 National Speed Car won a Palmetto Award in the Brass Pre-1916 3-cylinder 30 hp and Over Class. • Ralph and Adeline Marano’s 1938 Packard Super Eight convertible sedan by Bohman & Schwartz won Best in Class for American Classics 1925–48. • Lynn and Michael Harling’s 1956 Porsche Speedster won Best in Class — Sports Cars — Porsche. • Jack and Gwen Simpson’s 1935 MG PB Airline coupe won Best in Class — Sports Cars Pre-War. Plan ahead: The next Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for October 27 through November 5, 2017 Where: The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, GA, and the Port Royal Golf Club in Hilton Head Island, SC Web: www.hhiconcours.com • Brian and Trish White’s 1914 Stutz Bearcat deservedly received Best of Show honors along with Best in Class in Brass Pre-1916 3-cylinder 30 hp and Over. • G. Larry and Patricia Wilson’s 1953 Maserati A6GCS was runner-up and recipient of the Founders Trophy. • Doug and Chris Dressler won the People’s Choice Award. Their Exner-designed 1956 Dodge Royal Lancer coupe is a bit of a paradox. Painted the pretty tri-tone colors of black over Garnet Metallic and Chinese Rose, it is fitted with the D-500 Hemi — essentially Dodge’s then-NASCAR engine. “The day was almost over, and the marshals came Admission: Various ticket prices and packages are available. Check the website for details. over to me and told me to stay put, as I had won an award,” said a surprised Dressler. “My wife had actually left and went back to the hotel. I was shocked when I found we won the People’s Choice Award.” This concours, along with the other events of this 10- day celebration of cars and motoring, is a must-see and must-do event. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Feature 2016 Hilton Head Car Club Showcase Hometown Heroes A massive cleanup after Hurricane Matthew set a great stage for local cars — and special guests Story and photos by Mark Moskowitz Endurance-prepared Ford GTs, one of which husband-and-wife team Dave and Andrea Robertson drove to a podium finish at Le Mans in 2011 T he Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance closes out the car collectors’ year with a lavish 10-day extravaganza of all things automotive. One of the best events is the Car Club Showcase, which takes place the day before the Concours d’Elegance. On this, the final Saturday of the festival, attention moves to the fair- ways and greens of Port Royal Plantation. All is in place for Sunday’s concours, but this Saturday is for the 170 cars of the Car Club Showcase, where mere mortals and their cars bask in concours glory. Members of local car clubs brought wonderful cars to display on the fairways. Gary David was “there to have fun and do it all.” David double-dipped with entries in Sunday’s concours and Saturday’s Car Club Showcase. Saturday’s appearance netted David and his 1966 Lotus Cortina the Designer’s Choice Award. It’s not bad — not bad at all — to have celebrity designers J Mays and Ralph Gilles recognize your car. Henry Bozard’s 2007 Super Snake prevailed over an array of Mustangs that included a striking Dark Highland Green “Bullitt” Mustang. An extensively chromed 1955 Chevy drag car, a Clénet and a Corvair Rampside were among the day’s winners. Kim Barnes’ 1969 Barracuda Mod Top received the Chairman’s Award. John Philips’ 1975 Ferrari 246 GTS won Best of Show. There was plenty more to see on this busy day. Artists, vendors and multiple featured Details Plan ahead: The next Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival Car Club Showcase is scheduled for November 4, 2017 Where: The Port Royal Golf Club, Port Royal, SC Admission: Various ticket prices and packages are available on the website Web: www.hhiconcours.com 60 collections decorated the grass. Jeff Lane presented unique selections from his Nashville-based Lane Motor Museum. Each hour, he powered up the Helicron, a 1932 French car driven by a massive wooden propeller. Attendees were drawn to Lane’s re-creation of the famed Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion car. Miles Collier and the Revs Institute displayed rarely seen vehicles including an 1896 Panhard and a 1960 Porsche The 1932 Helicron, a French car driven by a large wooden propeller Sports Car Market RS-60 Spyder. Showgoers also enjoyed a massive movie car display. Austin Powers’ Union Jack-clad Jaguar E-type and Marty and Doc’s DeLorean held the golf course’s high ground. Also popular were Lightning McQueen, Cole Trickle’s “Days of Thunder” NASCAR racer, and James Bond’s underwater Lotus Esprit. A trio of endurance-prepared Ford GTs graced the field. In 2011, Andrea and Dave Robertson drove one to a podium finish at Le Mans — a first for a husband-and-wife team. All of this might not have happened. Just weeks before, Hurricane Matthew devastated the island with 88-mph winds, tornadoes and 11 inches of rainfall. Hilton Head Island was evacuated. Sewer, drinking water and elec- tric power were compromised. Concours offices were flooded. Trees were down everywhere, and Port Royal was no exception. The city of Port Royal came to the rescue. Officials tripled their financial pledge and augmented the cleanup workforce. Everything was perfect for this sunny Saturday. “Community commitment paid off,” said Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival President Carolyn Vanagel. “It was our greatest event.” ♦


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Feature 2016 SCM Hilton Head Insider’s Seminar Punditry and Predictions at Hilton Head SCM’s first-ever Hilton Head Island Insider’s Seminar was a freewheeling discussion of buying and selling Story and photo by Mark Moskowitz SCM panelists offered their insights into the collector world at their first presentation at Hilton Head Island P ublisher Martin took an uncommon approach while moderating SCM’s first-ever Hilton Head Concours Insider’s Seminar. He peppered the panel of experts with provocative questions that sparked some thoughtful answers. Some of the best questions and responses follow: “What from your collection might you sell?” Veteran SCM Contributor Miles Collier opened with his Cisitalia 202. His had a one-piece windshield, and the one to have is their first passenger car, the split-window 202. The Cisitalia “was a seminal (Pinin Farina) design and it changed the world with its styling,” Collier said. Gordon Duff, a car specialist at RM Sotheby’s, said he would purge his Porsche 930 Turbo. Duff cited a recent publication with more than 50 for sale. A collectible model would have a “rare color and original paint,” Duff said. Stephen Serio, SCM contributor, said he would Mark Hyman became comfortable buying and selling Mercedes- Benz 300SLs for under $400,000. A rise above that figure stalled him, and we all know how the 300SL market took off into the stratosphere. Serio had just taken delivery of a Porsche 550 Spyder. A prominent A Word to Collectors SCM panelists were asked to offer advice to collectors in one word. Here were their answers: Miles Collier: Quality Gordon Duff: Homework Mark Hyman: Buy what you like Stephen Serio: Be patient Keith Martin: Ponder never sell his Porsche Speedster. He said it is his “most usable car; take the engine out; leave it in a corner.” Serio said an engine with double the horsepower is an easy swap. “Tell us about one that got away” Serio and Collier had early opportunities at a Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. “You have to take a deep breath, realize you’re paying too much but you just write the check,” Collier said. Martin recommended pondering when the next one is going to come up. 62 comedian and Porsche collector happened to visit, became smitten with the car — and bought it for a seemingly appropriate number. Later research proved it to be a factory racer, and the car was easily worth more than 10 times the sale price. Martin closed with this query: “What might you buy at the Auctions America event later that day and what would you pay?” Hyman and Serio liked the 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition, despite its goofy color combination. The car’s higher mileage would allow for a lower entry price and allow its owner to drive and enjoy it. Collier and Duff said the Japanese-market RHD 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R was a great collectible. It had great documentation, less than 11,000 miles, and a fabulous option package. Both predicted it would sell between $40,000 and $45,000. It sold at $44,000. Bam! Porsche Speedsters are market movers these days, and three panel- ists weighed in on an example that would cross the block later in the day. “You’ve got to pay what it takes to own it,” Duff said. “The key to this car is there’s no rust,” Collier said. “356 Porsches, when they see water, act like Alka-Seltzer.” Collier said he would pay $200,000. Serio said he would bid it to $300,000 — but it would sell for far more. The 1957 Porsche 365A 1600 Speedster sold for $665,000. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Feature 2016 St. Michaels Concours The Little Concours That Excels The grounds of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum are ideal for a small event of fewer than 40 cars Story and photos by Bill Rothermel Four pre-War Alfas on the showfield including three 6C 1750s and one 8C 2300 concours has focused on the quality of vehicles — in an intimate atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. This year, the concours, held on September 23–25, moved back to B the town of St. Michaels after a three-year absence. The beneficiary of the three-day event is now the Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels (www.classicmotormuseumstmichaels.org), which is nearing completion. Although it was not yet finished, the museum building was open to host Friday’s cocktail reception. It was open again on Saturday for a visit prior to the Tour de St. Michaels, which saw 30 participating vehicles and drivers on a 30-mile jaunt through scenic Talbot County, MD. Sunday’s concours returned to the Maritime Museum campus with perfect skies and temperatures in the low 80-degree range, which made for a spectacular concours. With fewer than 40 cars on the show field, the compact grounds of the Maritime Museum proved ideal. “This was our best show field ever,” said George Walish, founding chairman. “We had a record crowd, too, proving the move back to St. Michaels proper was a great decision.” St. Michaels typically concentrates on Details Plan ahead: The next St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for September 2017 Where: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD Admission: Spectator tickets are $50 Web: For more details and a complete list of winners, go to www.smcde.org. 64 two types of vehicles — Pre-War Classics and Sports Cars Prior to 1966. Best of Show was Al and Barbara Mason’s 1928 Auburn 8-115 Speedster, which also took People’s Choice honors. Al Mason did much of the restoration work on the black-and-Cherokee-Red car. Other Best-in-Class winners were: • Veasey Cullen’s 1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost London & Edinburgh Ken Swanstrom’s 1955 Arnolt-Bristol Bolide Deluxe by Bertone, which won the Post-War Sports Open class Sports Car Market igger is not necessarily better — at least in the minds of the organizers of the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance. St. Michaels, which celebrated its 10th anniversary on September 25, 2016, has never been about size. Instead, this Tourer, which won the Brass Era Class. • Thomas Haines’ 1936 Cord 810 convertible phaeton, which won the Pre-War American Open Class. • Paul and Linda Gould’s stunning 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Grand Raid Roadster, which won Pre-War Sports Open. • Ken Swanstrom’s 1955 Arnolt-Bristol Bolide Deluxe by Bertone, which won Post-War Sports Open. • John and Karen Gerhard’s 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti won Post War Sports Closed. Tom Pesikey received the Most Elegant Sports Car Award for his beautiful 1958 BMW 507 Roadster. Peter Stiffel’s 1911 Mercer Raceabout was a crowd favorite and deservedly received the HVA Award. John and Nancy Kendall’s 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Grand Sport Spyder by Zagato, one of four pre-war Alfas on the lawn, was presented the Honorary Chairman’s Award by Judge John North. Situated along the Miles River in downtown St. Michaels, the concours also features wooden boats and jazz music in a comfortable atmosphere at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. ♦


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FERRARI: 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi, p. 70 ENGLISH: 1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 Roadster, p. 72 ETCETERINI: 1972 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S Zagato, p. 76 GERMAN: 2004 Porsche Carrera GT, p. 78 AMERICAN: 1966 Ford Mustang GT K-Code Convertible, p. 80 RACE: 1997 Audi A4 Quattro Super Touring, p. 82 NEXT GEN: 2002 BMW Z3 M Coupe, p. 84 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi; courtesy of Auctions America


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Ferrari Profile 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi As prices escalated last year, inventory came out of garages and supply soon exceeded demand by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1982–84 Number produced: 1,007 Original list price: $62,500, plus an additional $10,000 for DOT/EPA compliance for cars imported into the United States Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $334,880; high sale, $600,000 Tune-up cost: $10,000 and up for an engine-out service with belts Distributor caps: $500 Chassis # location: On frame tube in engine bay Engine # Location: On top of block Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1970 DeTomaso Mangusta, 1984 Lamborghini Countach, 1977 Maserati Bora SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: ZFFJA09B00044231 F ollowing the lead of the 365 GT/4 BB and the 512 BB before it, Ferrari’s 512 BBi is considered to be the most livable of the Berlinetta Boxer family of Ferraris. The 512 BBi was introduced at the 1981 Frankfurt Salon with only minor cosmetic and mechanical changes made to the existing 512 BB form, namely exposed driving lights at the front and the addition of rectangular parking lights next to the exhausts at the rear. The major change was the replacement of the earlier model’s carburetors with a Bosch K-Jetronic fuelinjection system. Performance was exceptional, with a 0–60-mph time of 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph. The fuelinjected engine of the 512 BBi boasted 20 foot-pounds of additional torque over its carbureted sibling, and it proved to be more tractable. The 512 BBi remained in production until 1984, and a total of 1,007 examples were produced by the time it was replaced by Ferrari’s next mid-engined, flat 12-cylinder model — the Testarossa. Regardless of many believing that post-Enzo-era Ferraris will never be collectible, the 512 BBi proved that assumption to be incorrect, as they are quickly becoming collectible to the children of the era who are now adults, and revered their unique looks when they were new. They are exceptional cars that offer incredible performance and aggressive styling. This excellent Berlinetta Boxer is certain to provide enjoyment and excitement as the new owner becomes acquainted with this prized Ferrari platform. 70 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 173, sold for $175,000, including buyer’s premium, at Auctions America’s November 5, 2016, sale at Hilton Head Island, SC. You have to go back in time to begin to understand Ferrari Boxer values. They’ve always been a bit volatile. You couldn’t just walk into your friendly Ferrari dealer in the late 1970s and early 1980s and buy a Boxer off the showroom floor. The Boxer was Ferrari’s flagship model, but Ferrari didn’t export them to the United States because of the difficulty of making them comply with U.S. safety and emission standards. It was only through the ingenuity of some independent shops and the determination of some well-heeled enthusiasts that Boxers made their way to the United States. A booming gray market During the 1970s and 1980s, a loophole allowed non- U.S.-certified — gray market — cars to be modified to meet U.S. standards. The process was less stringent than the one manufacturers had to meet. With some trial and error, specialists found they could bring some of the most taboo exotic models into compliance with U.S. regulations. In many cases the process was difficult and expensive. Other times the process was surprisingly easy. While the ability to get a car that otherwise couldn’t be bought in the United States may have given birth to gray-market importation, it was profit that made it explode. 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi Lot 5, s/n ZFFJA098000049257 Condition 1 Sold at $313,500 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/19/16 SCM# 6804121 1982 Ferrari 512 BBi Lot 140, s/n 42511 Condition 2 Not sold at $283,700 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/12/16 SCM# 6799994 1982 Ferrari 512 BBi Lot 141, s/n 43487 Condition 2+ Sold at $354,571 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 10/31/15 SCM# 267462 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Auctions America


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At the time, independent distributors — not manufacturers — im- ported cars into the U.S. The distributors were free to set their own prices, and those prices were often far more than found in Europe. The price differential and a favorable currency exchange made many cars far less expensive in Europe. Soon, enterprising independents began importing cars into the U.S. for profit on small and large scales. There wasn’t an MSRP for U.S.-modified Boxers. Everyone paid a There wasn’t an MSRP for U.S.-modified Boxers. Everyone paid a different price, based on what step of the importation they bought in at and the expenses necessary to complete the process. different price, based on what step of the importation they bought in at and the expenses necessary to complete the process. Lenoir E. Zaiser imported Chassis 44231. Mr. Zaiser is a successful inventor and manufacturer, whose companies fabricated sophisticated parts for Sidewinder missiles — and medical devices. Little is known about his history with the car, but the later history is pretty easy to follow. A frequent flier — with few miles Boxer 44231 is an old friend of the RM auction family. Sports Car Market’s Platinum Auction Database marks an appearance at RM Auctions’ 2003 Meadow Hall sale with 16,546 miles showing on the odometer. Our reporter, David Kinney, noted the $71,500 sounded “like current-market money.” He also wrote: “At one time the Boxer was the Ferrari to have, but as with all fashion trends, it fell off a cliff after the next set of models arrived.” RM sold 44231 again in 2012 at their Amelia Island sale. In roughly nine years the mileage had only increased a scant 322 miles to 16,868 miles. The sale price of $112,750 fell well short of RM’s $120,000– $140,000 estimate, but it was enough over the 2003 sale to make the car a good investment if that was the intent of the purchase. This time RM’s affiliate, Auctions America, sold the car. The mileage showed 17,169 miles — only a 301-mile increase over the past four-plus years. On the other hand, the sale price of $175,000 had zoomed up by $62,000. Reading the previous three paragraphs would give you the impres- sion that this Boxer was a pretty good investment, which it was — unless you bought it in the past couple years. This is where I remind you of David Kinney’s quote, “At one time the Boxer was the Ferrari to have, but as with all fashion trends, it fell off a cliff after the next set of models arrived.” The quote is a remarkable insight into Boxers and the trendy car market in general. Over the past couple years many late-model cars — if a 30-year-old car can be called late model — have been red hot. Boomers throwing money at cars of their youth became a trend. A lot of money chasing a few cars caused prices to rise quickly. Rapidly rising prices attracted investors, pouring fuel on the fire. The $120,000 512 BBi of 2012 tripled in value by 2015. That brought out cars that otherwise might not have for sale. By mid-2016, the supply of Boxers exceed demand, and prices starting reversing. A little late to the party Since the beginning of August, at least eight Boxers have hit auction blocks. This sale was by far the lowest, but even the highest sale was well under SCM’s Pocket Price Guide’s historical median of $313,500. Two sellers got lucky in the $280,000 range. The rest floundered with bids in the $220,000 to $250,000 range. Boxer owners may look at this sale as a disaster, but is the sky really falling? Assume the seller bought chassis 44231 at RM’s 2012 sale, that means he paid $112,750 for it. Not counting expenses, he made nearly $60,000 for enjoying a great Ferrari. The seller may not have gotten the windfall that he would have last year, but there are few cars on the planet that yielded near the same return. Shed no tears on this one. The seller won the lottery — just not the big one. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Auctions America.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $200,000 $300,000 $400,000 $500,000 $100,000 $0 February 2017 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi coupe $177,389 $440,000 $363,776 $147,455 2012 $317,294 2013 2014 2015 2016 71


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English Profile 1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 Roadster The former owner resisted the temptation to add a louvered bonnet and masquerade the car as a “Le Mans model” by Reid Trummel Details Years produced: 1955–56 Number produced: 4,604 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $66,000; high sale, $133,778 (this car) Chassis # location: Plate riveted to scuttle Engine # location: On step at right front of block Distributor cap: $50 Tune-up cost: $400 Club: Austin-Healey Club of America Web: www.healeyclub.org Alternatives: 1953–55 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN1, 1956–59 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN6, 1951–54 Jaguar XK 120 roadster, 1958–60 MGA Twin-Cam roadster SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 Lot 204, s/n BN2L230518 Condition 2 Sold at $66,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/14/14 SCM# 244887 Chassis number: BN2L230671 Engine number: 1B230671M • Original left-hand-drive delivery • Matching numbers and colors • No-expense-spared restoration from 2015 to ’16 • 4-speed manual/overdrive gearbox L 72 eft-hand-drive chassis 230671, a desirable BN2 model with 4-speed and overdrive, was completed in March 1956 for export to the United States. The car was originally finished in Healey Blue with matching interior trim and convertible top, and it left the factory equipped with the optional laminated windscreen and a heater. In 1992 the Healey was bought by a dealer in the U.K. and subsequently sold to a Dutch enthusiast, remaining in storage until the current vendor purchased it. Today the Healey is offered fresh from a full restoration that consumed some 1,200 man hours: 450 on the body and paintwork, the remainder on the mechanicals, not counting the engine and gearbox rebuilds. The car has been restored with meticulous attention to detail, from the original steel-aluminum bodywork down to the original chrome work that has been reconditioned by hand. No expense was spared to make this car period-perfect, including the beautifully finished Mohair top. This is a 100-4 BN2 for the real enthusiast of Big Healeys, to be welcomed at any concours in view of its condition. (While it is true that Austin-Healey called this car a 100, it is commonly called a 100-4 to differentiate it from other, similar Austin-Healey 100 variations.) Invoices and build details are available for inspec- tion, and a photographic record of the restoration process comes with the car, together with a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 30, sold for €120,750 ($134,516), including buyer’s pre- mium, at Bonhams’ Zoute Sale in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, on October 7, 2016. In production for only about 11 months from late August 1955 through July 1956, the BN2 series was an update of the original Series BN1 Healeys, with several minor changes and one major improvement: a 4-speed gearbox replaced the awkward 3-speed box. While the Laycock de Normanville overdrive would 1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 Lot 518, s/n BN2L228193 Condition 2+ Sold at $60,500 Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 8/2/13 SCM# 227052 Sports Car Market 1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 Lot 76, s/n BN2L233124 Condition 2- Not sold at $52,098 Bonhams, Spa, BEL, 5/17/14 SCM# 243954 Courtesy of Bonhams


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later become an option for Austin-Healeys, it was standard on the BN1and BN2-series cars. Operating on third and fourth gears, the overdrive gave the BN2 six forward ratios, and when mated to the torquey, low-revving A90 engine (pointless and risky to exceed 4,000 rpm), the result was a tremendously flexible sports car offering the perfect ratios for twisting mountain roads. Yet it’s also capable of high-speed highway cruising. After all, the 100 was named for its ability to achieve 100-plus mph, which was no mean feat in the era. Gerry Coker’s graceful and smooth-flowing design, the result of Donald Healey’s instruction to “see what you can come up with,” looks like the trace of wind over an airfoil. It has also stood the tests of changing styles and technology, and today it is evocative of the era and still contemporarily pleasing. Our subject 100-4 BN2 This example is a near-quintessential representative of the model. Finished in classic Healey Blue and with a blue interior, it was restored to standard specifications. The former owner resisted the temptation These cars were not originally rare, as 4,604 Series BN2 cars were produced, but they are by now unusual to find. It is especially unusual to find an example in such excellent condition and restored to standard specification. to add a louvered bonnet and have the car masquerade as a “Le Mans model.” Bravo. That said, there are a few deviations from originality. On the exterior, one immediately notes the cloth top where vinyl was original, but this could be viewed as an upgrade rather than a transgression (after the fit is properly adjusted). Ditto the chrome wire wheels, which many prefer over the painted versions originally supplied. However, speaking as a recovering concours judge, the owner will need to practice his best soft-shoe steps to avoid deductions for these upgrades, should he be masochistic enough to submit the car for judging. Otherwise the exterior appears sales-brochure-perfect. In search of further nits, there is a period-style wooden steering wheel (again, widely regarded as an upgrade and not a sin). The red high-tension leads are wrong (they were basic black from the factory). The aftermarket rocker cover is incorrect, and there are some incorrect hose clamps. The absence of the generator (presumably installed after the photography) stands out, and the boot-lid weather strip was installed on the shroud instead of on the boot lid. However, all these imperfections add up to zero, as they are easily correctable and, let’s face it, not really very important. February 2017 An honest Healey 100 My bottom line on this car is that it is a very lovely example of a standard Healey 100 in the best color for the marque. It is also notable that there was no attempt to make it anything other than a standard car, avoiding the temptation to add some “Le Mans bits” and claim unverifiable provenance or “special model” status or even ownership by Donald Healey. Such claims are all too common, and it’s getting to the point where the standard cars are unusual to find. It is refreshing to see a good one honestly represented. A Belgian gentleman who owns another 100 that he intends to use in regularity rallies consigned the car, and the restoration was carried out in a private craftsman’s home garage. Well sold — but worth it At the auction, interest in the car was high because of the quality of the restoration and the left-hand drive. The car also is eligible for the Mille Miglia, which is particularly important in Europe. In the end, while the locals helped to push the price above SCM’s Pocket Price Guide levels, it was a U.K. collector who took it home, where it will join a stable of nicely restored British sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s. These cars were not originally rare, as 4,604 Series BN2 cars were produced, but they are by now unusual to find. It is especially unusual to find an example in such excellent condition and restored to standard specification. The price achieved was notably high, and while I do call it well sold, let’s also credit a high-quality restoration and Bonhams marketing it in the right venue (a North Sea coastal resort in Belgium) that undoubtedly helped to achieve the high number. There is no harm done to the buyer, who now owns a beautiful, defin- ing example of an iconic British sports car. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $140,000 $40,000 $60,000 $80,000 $100,000 $120,000 $20,000 $0 1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 Roadster $66,000 $51,750 $134,516 N/A 2012 2013 2014 N/A 2015 2016 73


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English Profile The Cumberford Perspective British is Best — Better Buy British — especially if it is an Austin-Healey 100 By Robert Cumberford 4 3 “B ritish is Best — Better Buy British” was a popular slogan in Britain about the time Lord Nuffield conscripted Donald Healey’s brilliant 100 model to become the new Austin-Healey. Clueless people at Austin had concocted an “American” car, the A-90 Atlantic, a virtually unsalable, very ugly vehicle. In contrast, Healey chose the 100’s mechanical component set — perhaps because he could get a good deal on engine and gearbox — and housed it in a body that was probably the most beautiful British sports car ever. It was certainly far better than the flat-sided XK 120 Jaguar that was simply a gawky copy of a pre-war BMW 328 racer. Gerry Coker created a slim, delicately curved shape that hewed to tradition in having a falling side profile at the tail, but with a pronounced rise over the rear wheels that preserved just a hint of the traditional cockpit side cutaway, which was not needed in a fullenvelope body. Coker developed a body centerline that remains valid today. The body leans rearward from front bumper height, which enhances aerodynamics. Coker flanked that profile with slim front fenders derived from the round headlamps. Today his artful shape remains one of the half-dozen best British sports cars of all time, along with the E-type that followed a few years later. It’s simple and perfectly proportioned. It is a great design. ♦ 74 2 5 1 6 FR 1 Remember when a solid steel bar across the front was all we expected of bumpers? These are simple, effective and adequate for their purpose. 2 The round headlamps led the way for the impressively compact — the 100 was a lot smaller than the first Miata — and attractive shape of the Healey. 3 The centerline profile, leaning aft in a smooth curve, was great for reduced drag, and it could be the starting point for a new sports car even today, six decades after Coker first laid it down. 4 The windshield pillars are beautifully sculpted, and very cleverly designed to allow the entire screen lish Profile The Cumberford Perspective British is Best — Better Buy British — especially if it is an Austin-Healey 100 By Robert Cumberford 4 3 “B ritish is Best — Better Buy British” was a popular slogan in Britain about the time Lord Nuffield conscripted Donald Healey’s brilliant 100 model to become the new Austin-Healey. Clueless people at Austin had concocted an “American” car, the A-90 Atlantic, a virtually unsalable, very ugly vehicle. In contrast, Healey chose the 100’s mechani- cal component set — per- haps because he could get a good deal on engine and gearbox — and housed it in a body that was prob- ably the most beautiful British sports car ever. It was certainly far better than the flat-sided XK 120 Jaguar that was simply a gawky copy of a pre-war BMW 328 racer. Gerry Coker created a slim, delicately curved shape that hewed to tradi- tion in having a falling side profile at the tail, but with a pronounced rise over the rear wheels that preserved just a hint of the traditional cockpit side cutaway, which was not needed in a full- envelope body. Coker developed a body centerline that remains valid today. The body leans rearward from front bumper height, which enhances aerody- namics. Coker flanked that profile with slim front fenders derived from the round headlamps. Today his artful shape remains one of the half-dozen best British sports cars of all time, along with the E-type that followed a few years later. It’s simple and perfectly proportioned. It is a great design. ♦ 74 2 5 1 6 FR 1 Remember when a solid steel bar across the front was all we expected of bumpers? These are simple, effective and adequate for their purpose. 2 The round headlamps led the way for the impressively compact — the 100 was a lot smaller than the first Miata — and attractive shape of the Healey. 3 The centerline profile, leaning aft in a smooth curve, was great for reduced drag, and it could be the starting point for a new sports car even today, six decades after Coker first laid it down. 4 The windshield pillars are beautifully sculpted, and very cleverly designed to allow the entire screen for for reduced drag and a great look. 5 The rear fender shape is perfectly proportioned and very cleverly engineered to split on the centerline, allowing the outer section to be a shallow stamping, which was cheap to make and easy to replace if needed. 6 A key design element is the rising sill line, starting at the lower front corner of the rear wheel opening and sweeping upward elegantly to a higher front wheelhouse. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 This badge is the only piece of trim on the side, displaying an elegant restraint that was forgotten as production continued from the very pure early models. 8 ofile The Cumberford Perspective British is Best — Better Buy British — especially if it is an Austin-Healey 100 By Robert Cumberford 4 3 “B ritish is Best — Better Buy British” was a popular slogan in Britain about the time Lord Nuffield conscripted Donald Healey’s brilliant 100 model to become the new Austin-Healey. Clueless people at Austin had concocted an “American” car, the A-90 Atlantic, a virtually unsalable, very ugly vehicle. In contrast, Healey chose the 100’s mechani- cal component set — per- haps because he could get a good deal on engine and gearbox — and housed it in a body that was prob- ably the most beautiful British sports car ever. It was certainly far better than the flat-sided XK 120 Jaguar that was simply a gawky copy of a pre-war BMW 328 racer. Gerry Coker created a slim, delicately curved shape that hewed to tradi- tion in having a falling side profile at the tail, but with a pronounced rise over the rear wheels that preserved just a hint of the traditional cockpit side cutaway, which was not needed in a full- envelope body. Coker developed a body centerline that remains valid today. The body leans rearward from front bumper height, which enhances aerody- namics. Coker flanked that profile with slim front fenders derived from the round headlamps. Today his artful shape remains one of the half-dozen best British sports cars of all time, along with the E-type that followed a few years later. It’s simple and perfectly proportioned. It is a great design. ♦ 74 2 5 1 6 FR 1 Remember when a solid steel bar across the front was all we expected of bumpers? These are simple, effective and adequate for their purpose. 2 The round headlamps led the way for the impressively compact — the 100 was a lot smaller than the first Miata — and attractive shape of the Healey. 3 The centerline profile, leaning aft in a smooth curve, was great for reduced drag, and it could be the starting point for a new sports car even today, six decades after Coker first laid it down. 4 The windshield pillars are beautifully sculpted, and very cleverly designed to allow the entire screen for reduced drag and a great look. 5 The rear fender shape is perfectly proportioned and very cleverly engineered to split on the centerline, allow- ing the outer section to be a shallow stamping, which was cheap to make and easy to replace if needed. 6 A key design element is the rising sill line, starting at the lower front corner of the rear wheel opening and sweeping upward elegantly to a higher front wheelhouse. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 This badge is the only piece of trim on the side, dis- playing an elegant restraint that was forgotten as produc- tion continued from the very pure early models. 8 developed, developed, with a negative profile and positive outward section curvature. It was relatively easy to make as a low-depth stamping, but it looks complicated and holds the composition together nicely. 9 This shows us clearly why the top should never be up on a British roadster. What an awkward profile on an exceptionally sleek lower body form. 10 Anachronistic amusements, these little nacelles are strictly out of the 1930s, yet they’re charming in this instance. 11 The slightly indented surfaces below this side element are continued from the origin point at the front 9 glish Profile The Cumberford Perspective British is Best — Better Buy British — especially if it is an Austin-Healey 100 By Robert Cumberford 4 3 “B ritish is Best — Better Buy British” was a popular slogan in Britain about the time Lord Nuffield conscripted Donald Healey’s brilliant 100 model to become the new Austin-Healey. Clueless people at Austin had concocted an “American” car, the A-90 Atlantic, a virtually unsalable, very ugly vehicle. In contrast, Healey chose the 100’s mechani- cal component set — per- haps because he could get a good deal on engine and gearbox — and housed it in a body that was prob- ably the most beautiful British sports car ever. It was certainly far better than the flat-sided XK 120 Jaguar that was simply a gawky copy of a pre-war BMW 328 racer. Gerry Coker created a slim, delicately curved shape that hewed to tradi- tion in having a falling side profile at the tail, but with a pronounced rise over the rear wheels that preserved just a hint of the traditional cockpit side cutaway, which was not needed in a full- envelope body. Coker developed a body centerline that remains valid today. The body leans rearward from front bumper height, which enhances aerody- namics. Coker flanked that profile with slim front fenders derived from the round headlamps. Today his artful shape remains one of the half-dozen best British sports cars of all time, along with the E-type that followed a few years later. It’s simple and perfectly proportioned. It is a great design. ♦ 74 2 5 1 6 FR 1 Remember when a solid steel bar across the front was all we expected of bumpers? These are simple, effective and adequate for their purpose. 2 The round headlamps led the way for the impressively compact — the 100 was a lot smaller than the first Miata — and attractive shape of the Healey. 3 The centerline profile, leaning aft in a smooth curve, was great for reduced drag, and it could be the starting point for a new sports car even today, six decades after Coker first laid it down. 4 The windshield pillars are beautifully sculpted, and very cleverly designed to allow the entire screen for reduced drag and a great look. 5 The rear fender shape is perfectly proportioned and very cleverly engineered to split on the centerline, allow- ing the outer section to be a shallow stamping, which was cheap to make and easy to replace if needed. 6 A key design element is the rising sill line, starting at the lower front corner of the rear wheel opening and sweeping upward elegantly to a higher front wheelhouse. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 This badge is the only piece of trim on the side, dis- playing an elegant restraint that was forgotten as produc- tion continued from the very pure early models. 8 developed, with a negative profile and positive outward section curvature. It was relatively easy to make as a low-depth stamping, but it looks complicated and holds the composition together nicely. 9 This shows us clearly why the top should never be up on a British roadster. What an awkward profile on an exceptionally sleek lower body form. 10 Anachronistic amuse- ments, these little nacelles are strictly out of the 1930s, yet they’re charming in this instance. 11 The slightly indented surfaces below this side element are continued from the origin point at the front 9 on on the lower fender tail. In period, this line offered a paint separation point, but the form is better in monochrome. 12 Wire wheels are anachronistic to us today, but they were a hallmark of sporty design in the 1950s, and they really do look great — then and now. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) With the British Army tent-shaped top tucked down behind the seats, the simple interior is enormously attractive, both traditional and new-era. The seats are not particularly ergonomic, but they do seem to provide good support and comfort. The passenger’s grab handle, the hollow doors with a rope pull for the latches, and the English P nglish Profile T nglish Profile The Cumberford Perspective British is Best — Better Buy British — especially if it is an Austin-Healey 100 By Robert Cumberford 4 3 “B ritish is Best — Better Buy British” was a popular slogan in Britain about the time Lord Nuffield conscripted Donald Healey’s brilliant 100 model to become the new Austin-Healey. Clueless people at Austin had concocted an “American” car, the A-90 Atlantic, a virtually unsalable, very ugly vehicle. In contrast, Healey chose the 100’s mechani- cal component set — per- haps because he could get a good deal on engine and gearbox — and housed it in a body that was prob- ably the most beautiful British sports car ever. It was certainly far better than the flat-sided XK 120 Jaguar that was simply a gawky copy of a pre-war BMW 328 racer. Gerry Coker created a slim, delicately curved shape that hewed to tradi- tion in having a falling side profile at the tail, but with a pronounced rise over the rear wheels that preserved just a hint of the traditional cockpit side cutaway, which was not needed in a full- envelope body. Coker developed a body centerline that remains valid today. The body leans rearward from front bumper height, which enhances aerody- namics. Coker flanked that profile with slim front fenders derived from the round headlamps. Today his artful shape remains one of the half-dozen best British sports cars of all time, along with the E-type that followed a few years later. It’s simple and perfectly proportioned. It is a great design. ♦ 74 2 5 1 6 FR 1 Remember when a solid steel bar across the front was all we expected of bumpers? These are simple, effective and adequate for their purpose. 2 The round headlamps led the way for the impressively compact — the 100 was a lot smaller than the first Miata — and attractive shape of the Healey. 3 The centerline profile, leaning aft in a smooth curve, was great for reduced drag, and it could be the starting point for a new sports car even today, six decades after Coker first laid it down. 4 The windshield pillars are beautifully sculpted, and very cleverly designed to allow the entire screen for reduced drag and a great look. 5 The rear fender shape is perfectly proportioned and very cleverly engineered to split on the centerline, allow- ing the outer section to be a shallow stamping, which was cheap to make and easy to replace if needed. 6 A key design element is the rising sill line, starting at the lower front corner of the rear wheel opening and sweeping upward elegantly to a higher front wheelhouse. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 This badge is the only piece of trim on the side, dis- playing an elegant restraint that was forgotten as produc- tion continued from the very pure early models. 8 developed, with a negative profile and positive outward section curvature. It was relatively easy to make as a low-depth stamping, but it looks complicated and holds the composition together nicely. 9 This shows us clearly why the top should never be up on a British roadster. What an awkward profile on an exceptionally sleek lower body form. 10 Anachronistic amuse- ments, these little nacelles are strictly out of the 1930s, yet they’re charming in this instance. 11 The slightly indented surfaces below this side element are continued from the origin point at the front 9 on the lower fender tail. In period, this line offered a paint separation point, but the form is better in monochrome. 12 Wire wheels are anach- ronistic to us today, but they were a hallmark of sporty design in the 1950s, and they really do look great — then and now. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) With the British Army tent-shaped top tucked down behind the seats, the simple interior is enormously attractive, both traditional and new-era. The seats are not particularly ergonomic, but they do seem to provide good support and comfort. The passenger’s grab handle, the hollow doors with a rope pull for the latches, and the 7 7 10 12 11 Sports Car Market


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1972 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S Zagato Values have doubled over the past five years, but prices remain reasonable for a fun, coachbuilt car by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1970–72 Number produced: 3,400 (all Series 2) Original list price: $6,300 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $35,700; high sale, $49,500 Tune-up cost: $375 Chassis # location: Plate riveted to inside left side of engine compartment, stamped in firewall Engine # location: Lower right side of block Club: American Lancia Club Web: www.americanlanciaclub.com Alternatives: 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 Junior Z, 1972 MGB GT, 1972 Chevrolet Camaro RS, 1972 BMW 2002 tii SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 818650001962 L ancia commissioned Zagato to produce a more aerodynamic and sportier version of the Fulvia that also could be used in hillclimbs and track events. This model, designed by Ercole Spada, was technically advanced with its narrow-angle V4 tilted to lower the center of gravity. With 4,000 units produced, it is one of Zagato´s biggest successes. The car on offer is a Series 2, which was fitted with a steel body and an upgraded 5-speed gearbox instead of the first series’ 4-speed gearbox. It has been nicely restored and has been used mainly for regularity and classic-car events in the Emilia-Romagna province of Italy. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 174, sold for $37,755 (€34,568, €1=$1.09) including buy- er’s premium, at Artcurial’s Paris, FRA, auction on October 30, 2016. The confluence of the great names of Lancia and Zagato almost certainly guarantees an interesting car. And almost all cars that find favor in the marketplace have some specific attributes of interest setting them apart from the mundane. Of course, rules don’t always work out the way they should, but they often provide a window into reasons for appreciation (or the lack 76 thereof) — and sometimes a hint of potential price growth. I need spend no time here extolling the virtues of Lancia, but I will take a very brief detour into the subject of what constitutes a “real” Lancia. Certain hair-shirt marque purists will say that no car bearing the badge built after the 1969 Fiat takeover can be considered to be worthy of the distinguished lineage, due to the effects of Fiat cost-cutting in production and later development and design. The truly devoted draw the line in the sand at any car after the 1937 Aprilia, the last car Lancia founder Vincenzo Lancia oversaw before his death the same year. Other, more open-minded Lancisti embrace cars up to and including the Gamma of 1976. They also find it impossible to disregard the all-conquering rally giants — the Ferrari-powered Stratos and wholly Fiat Groupconceived Delta Integrale, launched in 1973 and 1979 respectively. On to our subject Fulvia Lancia saw considerable competition success earlier with the Fulvia HF coupe, including the World Rally Championship in 1972, and it was not unexpected that 1971 Lancia Fulvia Sport 1.3S Zagato Lot 204, s/n 818650002213 Condition 2 Sold at $49,500 RM Sotheby’s, Phoenix, AZ, 1/15/15 SCM# 256883 1972 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato Lot 205, s/n 818750001606 Condition 3 Sold at $49,264 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 11/1/14 SCM# 256304 1970 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato Lot 360, s/n 818363002473 Condition 2Sold at $14,131 Bonhams, Oxford, U.K., 12/08/13 SCM# 231893 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Artcurial


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the Zagato variant, the Sport, would extend the accomplishments. The company never raced the Sport, leaving it to privateers to run — in distance events — the less-than-30 examples of the Sport Competizone. The best result for the Sport was an 11th overall and class win at the 1969 24 Hours of Daytona. As was the case with the other Fulvia coupe models, the Sport was developed through many variations. Lancia changed their internal type number for changes they considered major. By their reference, there were five type designations for the Sport during its production run, but they are split rather confusingly only into Series 1 and Series 2. These changes included two gearboxes, three engines, from 1.2 liters to 1.3 liters on the way to 1.6 liters — and a number of body changes. Opinions vary on which is the most desirable, but, as should be the case, the answer lies in your personal preferences. I am the former owner of an early 1.3liter Sport, the eighth produced after the switch from all-alloy bodywork to steel with alloy hood, doors and spare-tire lid. My Sport also had the 4-speed gearbox while still not providing an overdrive top gear for highway driving. In any event, as stated earlier, it can all be down to personal preferences. In regards to values, the earliest Series 1 alloy and steel and alloy cars have led the market, with the Series 2 1600 Sport — the fastest Fulvia built — following. A car on the rise — but still reasonable Looking at the values of the Fulvia Sport in the past five years, by any They still remain very reasonably priced for a coachbuilt car. They — and was an original U.S.-delivery car. I was the second registered owner, and I reveled in the solid build quality, vicefree handling (even with FWD), roomy interior and supremely comfortable Zagato bucket seats. The later cars of the Series 2, launched in 1970, lost many of the quirkier features of the Series 1, including the hood that was hinged on the right side and a spare tire behind a hatch on the rear fascia. The Series 2 cars also were fitted with a 5-speed transmission, which, in my opinion, loses the almost-ideal gearing of the original are totally usable in today’s traffic, capable of turning heads and providing a very entertaining driving experience. measure the cars have doubled. Despite that increase, they still remain very reasonably priced for a coachbuilt car. They are totally usable in today’s traffic, capable of turning heads and providing a very entertaining driving experience. As in the greater market, prices are ever more specific to individual examples. Our subject car did not sell at the top of the range — for reasons that were plain to see in the catalog photos and copy. It appeared to be set up for casual event use. The bumpers were removed, extra driving lights fitted and a smallerdiameter, more-modern, wood-rim steering wheel installed. The rear bumpers were included in the sale, but there was no word on the front bumpers or the original steering wheel. The car seemed to be a well-presented driver, and as such, the price realized seems to be perfectly fair. The new owner should be able to enjoy his Lancia to the fullest, im- prove and restore it to original specifications as desired when desired and likely experience good appreciation as well. It may be time to upgrade the Fulvia Sport from SCM Investment Grade C to a solid B. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Artcurial.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000 $10,000 $0 February 2017 1972 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S Zagato $30,179 $26,346 $10,050 N/A 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 77 $44,983


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German Profile Column Author 2004 Porsche Carrera GT This was the last pure analog driver’s supercar, and appreciation replaced depreciation in 2010 by Prescott Kelly Details Years produced: 2004–06 Number produced: 1,270 Original list price: $448,400 (base) Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $781,000; high sale, $1,100,000 Tune-up/major service cost: $2,250 for tune-up; $7,275 for major service Chassis # location: Base of windshield, driver’s side door jamb, tag in truck under covering Engine # location: On timing cover at center-rear of engine bay Club: Porsche Club of America More: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1994–98 McLaren F1, 1995–97 Ferrari F50, 2004–05 Maserati MC12, 2005–06 Ford GT SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: WP0CA29804L001071 • 5.7-liter, 605 horsepower 10-cylinder engine • 6-speed manual transmission • Only 24 miles on the odometer • Freshly serviced, factory-fresh, turn-key ready • Believed to be the lowest-mileage privately owned Carrera GT on the planet • One owner, delivered new to Ohio • GT Silver Metallic paint over Terracotta leather • Porsche Certificate of Authenticity • Factory Terracotta luggage • Factory car cover still sealed in plastic delivery bag SCM Analysis This car, Lot 168, sold for $800,000, including buyer’s premium, at Auctions America’s sale held in conjunction with the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance on November 5, 2016. First, a concept car Porsche introduced the Carrera GT concept car at a special event held at the Louvre Museum in Paris in late September 2000. Factory personnel, race car drivers, including Walter Röhrl, the press, and invited dignitaries were treated to Porsche’s vision of a supercar. The engine was derived from the V10 for the Footwork Formula One car from the early 1990s. The V10 was used again circa 1999–2000 in a prototype endurance race car dubbed the LMP 2000, which was intended to run Le Mans and other FIA races, but that project was shelved. The Carrera GT’s body design was reminiscent of the GT1 homologation cars of 1996–98, which were built in just 22 examples. 78 The Carrera GT was the third iteration of a Porsche supercar. The 959 was first, from the mid-1980s. It featured advanced engineering for the era, including computercontrolled four-wheel drive, aluminum and carbon-fiber panels, and 444 horsepower. Porsche built 337 of them. The 1996–98 911 GT1 was a mid-engine two-seater with an engine derived from the racing 962 with 544 horsepower. It was a homologation special for its eponymous racing brother, with just 22 road-going examples. Just six years later came the Carrera GT. Historically, these Porsche supercars sold over MSRP during the delivery months and then declined in value. Down the road 10-plus years, those tables turned, and all three cars are highly prized today. Dropping racing for an SUV and supercar After 1998, Porsche dropped top-tier racing, much to the dismay of their engineers and fans. The upcoming Cayenne SUV stretched Porsche’s engineering resources. They nonetheless developed the Carrera GT partly under competitive pressure from Ferrari, Mercedes, Aston-Martin and their sister company Volkswagen — and partly to keep their race engineers busy and happy. The motoring press and the public were enthusiastic about the concept unveiled at the Louvre. That interest — plus favorable financial forecasts for the Cayenne — ultimately gave Porsche the courage to produce the Carrera GT. The production car was introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show in the spring of 2003. 2005 Porsche Carrera GT Lot 35, s/n WP0CA29805L001573 Condition 1Sold at $980,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/28/16 SCM# 270474 2005 Porsche Carrera GT Lot 5, s/n WP0CA29835L001566 Condition 1Sold at $638,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/18/16 SCM# 6803949 2006 Porsche Carrera GT Lot 111, s/n WP0ZZZ98Z6L000110 Condition 1Sold at $809,112 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/12/16 SCM# 6799964 Sports Car Market Drew Shipley ©2016, courtesy of Auctions America


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anticipated, however, and the curtain came down in 2006 after 1,270 examples had been made. Reportedly, 675 Carrera GTs came to North America, 644 for the U.S. and 31 for Canada. Whee! A day driving a CGT and a 993 GT2 I spent a day in the hills outside San Diego driving a Carrera GT and a 993 GT2, thanks to good buddy Joerg Ineichen. The Carrera GT was eye-opening. On the not-winning-us-over side was the racing clutch, two small-diameter discs that require engaging without touching the gas; once engaged you need to instantly and calmly execute normally. It’s tricky. You kill the engine or smoke the tires until it all comes into focus. Once you get accustomed to it, it’s still slower than dumping the clutch on a 911. The gearbox is typical Porsche terrific. The linkage is all rods, so it goes snick, snick, snick in a nicely mechanical way. No fly-bywire here. No Enzo automatic box. You’re involved when you drive a Carrera GT. It handles predictably and goes exactly where you point it, with excellent steering feel and inputs. As for power, the car is a roller skate with JATO bottles, and, of course, no turbo lag. Best of all were the glorious mechanical noises taking place imme- Deliveries started in early 2004 and ended in mid-2006. The car’s V10 engine was an all-aluminum, unusual 68-degree V, with 5,733-cc displacement, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, and 8,400-rpm redline developing 605 horsepower with 435 foot-pounds of torque. The gearbox was a 6-speed manual mated to Porsche’s racing clutch. Suspension was inboard, coil-over shocks, lying hortizontally and activated through pushrods and rocker arms. Porsche ceramic brakes — 15 inches in diameter — provided the stopping power. The chassis/body monocoque was built in carbon fiber at the Italian firm ATR Group, which also built them for other exotic automobiles. The Carrera GT body reportedly used over a thousand pieces of resin cloth, which was autoclave-bonded with heat and pressure to form the structure. A departure for Porsche — it was not a lightweight The GT weighed in at 3,148 pounds, heavy by Porsche performance- car standards but nonetheless delivering 5.2 pounds per horsepower. The gearbox is typical Porsche terrific. The linkage is all rods, so it goes snick, snick, snick in a nicely mechanical way. No flyby-wire here. No Enzo automatic box. You’re involved when you drive a Carrera GT. The car was actually luxurious, with a removable top, full leather, a luggage set, radio, navigation and air conditioning all standard equipment. Porsche assembled the GT at the Cayenne plant in Leipzig, with engines and gearboxes coming from Stuttgart. Originally, only five exterior paint colors were available: GT Silver, Seal Gray, Guards Red, Fayence Yellow, and Basalt Black. For 2005–06 deliveries, Porsche accepted orders for other factory and paint-to-sample colors. Today, unless you chose Sepia Brown, those colors carry premium prices. Supercar performance — but it did not sell out Car and Driver reported the Carrera GT to be good for 0–60 mph in 3.5 seconds, 0–100 mph in 6.8 seconds, with a top speed of 205 mph. Their quarter-mile test recorded 11.2 seconds and 132 mph. All those numbers were a couple of tenths plus or minus vs. Ferrari’s Enzo, although Porsche’s brakes were superior, as were its slalom and skidpad results. Also, the Enzo was over $200,000 more expensive — and nowhere near as much fun to drive. Even so, the Carrera GT carried an MSRP of $448,400. Porsche originally planned to produce 1,500 of them. Sales were slower than February 2017 diately behind your head thanks to the solid valve train, mid-engine placement and reduced sound deadening. Porsche engineers are drivers too. The price roller coaster Porsche fulfilled all possible demand for the Carrera GT to get 1,270 cars sold over two-plus years. Predictably, prices declined after deliveries were completed. In the fall of 2010, a friend bought a 4,000-mile example for $300,000 after all service was brought up to date. That was likely the low ebb for Carrera GT prices. After that, cars appreciated and sold for $450,000– $550,000 just a few years ago. When the 918 Spyder deliveries started in 2015, Carrera GTs appreciated anew. Why? First, 918 Spyder buyers loved their cars, and some then wanted a Carrera GT, sometimes also a 959 and maybe even a GT1 — just to have the full run of Porsche’s supercars. Second, people looked at the hybrid 918, and said, “Oh my. The Carrera GT is the last analog super Porsche, rip-snorting V10, 6-speed stick shift, pure driver’s car.” Prices of Carrera GTs boomed. Very low-mileage or special-color examples went well over $1,000,000. That boom has ended now. Prices are returning to earth. Our subject car Our 24-mile example at the Hilton Head auction had the big plus of very low mileage with a full servicing, but it also had the common paint/ interior combination of GT Silver Metallic over Terracotta. These are the archetypal colors for a GT. It did not sell on the block, but Auctions America later negotiated a sale at $800,000, all in. I believe that the car would have brought over $1,000,000 in 2015, so the market has moved. We’ll watch Scottsdale and Amelia Island to see if the decline is confirmed. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Auctions America.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $1,200,000 $1,400,000 $400,000 $600,000 $800,000 $1,000,000 $200,000 $0 2004 Porsche Carrera GT $1,100,000 $1,155,000 $452,598 $363,659 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 79 $478,500


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American Profile 1966 Ford Mustang GT K-Code Convertible The K-code car was really its own model — which translates to a very rare Mustang today by Dale Novak Details Years produced: 1965–67 Number produced: 13,231 (all body styles) Original list price: $3,825 (as equipped) Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $44,100; high sale, $132,000 Tune-up cost: $300 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis # location: Driver’s side fender apron Engine # location: Front of the passenger’s side of the block — above the oil pan Club: www.mustang.org Alternatives: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette L79 convertible, 1966 Pontiac GTO convertible, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS convertible SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1967 Ford Mustang GTA Lot T189, s/n 7R02S190031 Condition 2Sold at $39,600 Chassis number: 6T08K110750 • K-code 289-ci HiPo V8 engine • 4-speed manual transmission • Restored by marque expert Fred Glazier Jr. • Displayed at the Simeone Museum • Very correct with numerous and extraordinarily rare specific K-code FoMoCo parts • All exterior sheet metal is original Ford (as noted by Fred Glazier) • Customer-ordered per factory buck tag • Deluxe “Pony” interior • Very rare factory build sheet • Factory AM radio/8-track stereo • Original documents and receipts pertaining to the restoration • Rally Pac gauge cluster • Bucket seats with seat belts and center console • Emergency flasher switch in glovebox M 80 arque expert Fred Glazier Jr. meticulously restored this beautiful 1966 Ford Mustang GT K-code convertible. The restoration was completed in 1996, with a reported total cost of $75,000. It was later displayed at the Simeone Museum. With its extensive documentation and meticulous restoration, this is an excellent opportunity to own a genuine 1966 K-code Mustang convertible. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 141, sold for $77,500, including buyer’s premium, at Auctions America’s Hilton Head, SC, sale on November 5, 2016. The introduction of the Ford Mustang was a thrilling success. From its humble out-of-the-gate beginnings as a sporty coupe or convertible, the Mustang quickly morphed into something else — a performance machine. It was, spontaneously, the birthplace of the Pony-car revolution — the car that started it all. The Mustang was fun, exciting and well designed. Carroll Shelby soon decided to squeeze out its true potential as a highperformance track and street car. From a simple idea to build an affordable, sporty car for the masses, the Mustang literally transformed the 1960s into one of the most exuberant milestones of American automotive performance and design. Enter the K-code The K-code high-performance engine — known as the HiPo 289 — was first introduced in 1963, and it found its way into the Fairlane and Comet. Carroll Shelby knew that the spunky V8 was the per- fect engine for his new 1965 GT350, and the good folks at Ford were happy to oblige. Ford wanted the Shelbys to dominate the track and street — which only served to 1965 Ford Mustang K-code Lot 139, s/n 5R09K169922 Condition 3+ Sold at $17,280 Barrett-Jackson, Petersen Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 6/14/01 SCM# 24339 Sports Car Market 1965 Ford Mustang K-code convertible Lot 53, s/n 5F08K187120 Condition 2 Sold at $123,750 Worldwide Auctioneers, Auburn, IN, 8/29/14 SCM# 245243 Mecum Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/17/16 SCM# 6804142 Courtesy of Auctions America


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Separating the rare from the rarest Finding a K-code Mustang for sale is not all that hard. With an ef- fortless click of a few keys, I jumped online and noted over 30 for sale. And, as expected, most are coupes, with a few fastbacks sprinkled in. On the other hand, I found only two K-code convertibles. Both listed “inquire” instead of an asking price. The only possible devaluation for this example is the unusual color combination. I thought it was quite stylish, but others might not agree. The fact that one didn’t need to order a GT model to add the K-code option adds to the value dynamic. So the rarity of our subject car increases, as it is a documented GT build from the factory. Keep digging, and you’ll soon learn that finding a K-code GT convertible for sale with its original build sheet and Deluxe Pony interior is very, very difficult. That said, finding a great example of any K-code Mustang is vastly difficult. Here’s why: As we see in any collectible car — especially those that are determined to scratch and kick their way up the value ladder — smart buyers begin to become very picky. OEM parts, restoration specifics, documentation, expert evaluations and other pesky things such as factory stampings and codes begin to separate the good from the great. Our subject car quickly rises to the top. While it’s not perfect and the energize the Mustang mystique. Ford also wanted Mustang buyers to check the rambunctious, solid-lifter “K” engine as an option for any of the Mustang body styles — the humble coupe, racy fastback or sporty convertible. Out of the box, the K-code 289 made 271 horsepower (306 in the modified Shelbys) — ever so near the one-horsepower-per-cubic-inch milestone that Chevrolet hyped so much. The K-code 289 made its power without the help of a supercharger or fuel injection. This engine was Ford’s best naturally aspirated small block, and it simply pumped out the ponies effortlessly — with plenty of torque and throttle response. Even today, the K-code engine is noted as one of Ford’s most illustrious achievements. Rare for a reason The Mustang enjoyed a sales curve that most automotive CEOs would envy — especially today. However, the K-code Mustangs never sold at the same pace as other V8 models. The powerplants available in the 1965 through 1967 models were plentiful enough that most buyers simply did not check off the somewhat pricey K-code as an engine option. As it was, the 289 engines came in the C-code 2-barrel carb and the A-code 4-barrel carb. Most buyers simply ordered (or purchased off the showroom floor) the 4-barrel-optioned 289 if they were seeking a more thrilling driving experience. By 1967, Mustang buyers could opt for the big-block 390. So amid all the hype and excitement over big-block horsepower offered in all the American muscle cars, the 390-ci engine ended the HiPo 289’s run in the Mustang. In total, only 13,231 K-code Mustangs rolled off the line from 1965 through 1967 (for all body styles). There is no specific breakdown for total K-code production by body style until 1967. While 13,231 cars may sound like a lot, it’s actually quite low compared with the nearly 1.7 million Mustangs sold through 1967. By the breakdown, Ford sold 7,273 in 1965, 5,469 in 1966 and a paltry 489 in 1967. The number of K-code convertibles produced is widely agreed to be staggeringly low. Much more than just an engine Part of the reason for the added expense of the K-code HiPo option dug much deeper than just an engine swap. Ford knew these cars would be pushed hard. Buyers who opted for the 271 horses didn’t plan on using their car to drop the kids off at school. All sorts of parts were upgraded for the added stress of pedal mashing and tire smoking. The engine flew under its own specs — as did much of the suspen- sion, clutch (it could not be ordered with an automatic transmission), 4-speed, driveshaft, differential and other under-the-hood goodies. The K-code car was really its own Mustang model — which translates to a very special (and rare) Mustang today. February 2017 1996 restoration was gaining in years, this Mustang quickly begins to float to the top like frothy whipped cream on a wonderful frappe. Finding a great example of any K-code Mustang is vastly difficult. ... While it’s not perfect and the 1996 restoration was gaining in years, this Mustang quickly begins to float to the top like frothy whipped cream on a wonderful frappe. As reported, well-known Mustang expert Fred Glazier Jr. (now re- tired) restored this car. It was also displayed at the Simeone Museum. In addition, noted Shelby and HiPo Mustang authority Jim Cowles also recently perused the car for specific details that further set this example apart from others. Finally, chassis K110750 also came complete with what appears to be the original buck tag (which contains specific factory build information), piles of restoration receipts and the aforementioned factory build sheet — which is rare for any Mustang, not just our subject car. Pushing all the buttons At the end of this long and winding road, our subject car pushes a bunch of the right buttons — far more than most others that simply have a “K” in the VIN. Even though the car failed to sell on the auction block at a high bid of $67,000, Auctions America had a deal put together by the next morning, with the new owner settling on $77,500. By my standards, this was a smart buy for the new owner, and I do believe that there is a bright future for exceptional K-code Mustangs. Oh, by the way, I was the seller. Properly bought, well done. Enjoy this car — I miss it already. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Auctions America.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $40,000 $60,000 $80,000 $100,000 $120,000 $20,000 $0 1965–66 Ford Mustang GT K-Code Convertible $88,000 $75,970 $77,500 $50,875 $110,000 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 81


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Race Car Profile 1997 Audi A4 Quattro Super Touring These pinnacles of Audi’s factory-racing-sedan program cost millions to build — and just a fraction of that to buy today by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1995–97 Number produced 31 Original list price: The moon. They were that expensive to build Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $152,879; high sale, $155,678 Chassis # location: In left door jamb. Original “WAUZZZ” factory number on bulkhead behind airbox Club: Touring Car Racing Europe Web: www.supertcc.com Alternatives: 1990–2000 Ford Mondeo, 1990–2000 Nissan Primera, 1990–2000 Vauxhall Vectra SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 2000 Ford Mondeo Super Tourer Lot 108, s/n Prodrive 004 (PRSTF2K04) Condition 3+ Sold at £83,250 ($109,616) Chassis number: ST31 I n the late 1990s, manufacturer-backed teams would come to dominate touring-car series around the world. One of the most pre-eminent was Audi, which spared no expense in its pursuit of the top of the podium. Using its base A4 Quattro as a platform, Audi developed the car significantly and turned it into a race winner. In addition, Audi sought the best drivers from around the world in order to do their creation justice. Technically, the Audi A4 Quattro Super Touring boasts some incredible hardware. The 2-liter, 4-cylinder engine boasts a massive 305 horsepower and is mated to a 6-speed sequential gearbox. The ECU is a highspecification Bosch Motronic 2.8 unit, and the roll bars can be adjusted internally, allowing drivers to change the setup of the car on the move. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 115, sold for $150,080, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Battersea Park auction in London, England, on September 7, 2016. Super Touring cars have to manage on only 2 liters, but earlier this year our subject Audi lapped Goodwood as fast as the winner of the GT40 race. They look fairly standard, but within the sheet metal everything is bespoke, being hand-built at fantastic cost by the factory (Audi) or independent contractors (Ford, 82 Nissan and just about everybody else). The engines, which could be any 2-liter unit from the manufacturer’s group, are shifted backwards to help weight distribution, the driver sits more centrally while operating a slap-shift sequential ’box, and the anti-roll bar stiffness can be adjusted on the move. Audi had a particular advantage with its Quattro system when tracks were wet, as the torque was shared around four wheels rather than just two, but the A4 isn’t as radical as some of the others. Mondeos had Mazda V6 engines with custom-made heads (the first ones even ran as rear-wheel drive thanks to a 4x4 option on the books). The Nissan Primera used a unique lay-flat motor that lives mostly under what used to be the dashboard. A short Golden Era Costs had spiraled so far — Ford was reputed to have spent £12m running four cars in 2000 — that for 2001 the rules were redrawn with a simpler, much cheaper spec, and the Golden Era of Touring (BMW M3, Sierra Cossie RS500) and Super Touring cars was over. Having done their initial tours of duty, older Touring and Super Touring cars tended to be pensioned off to race in some of the further-flung corners of the world. However, since the Historic Sports Car Club’s Super Touring series for cars built between 1990 and 2000 2000 Ford Mondeo Super Tourer (same car as above) Lot 640 s/n Prodrive 004 (PRSTF2K04) Condition 3+ Sold at £103,500 ($172,624) Silverstone Auctions, Warwickshire, U.K., 2/23/14 SCM# 238929 Sports Car Market Silverstone Auctions, Northamptonshire, U.K., 7/28/16 SCM# 6804075 1995 Audi A4 Quattro Super Touring Lot 612, s/n ST07 Condition 3+ Sold at $155,678 Silverstone Auctions, Warwickshire, U.K., 2/22/15 SCM# 257418 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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started in the U.K. in 2014, several have returned home to Europe. Our subject car is one of them, although it hasn’t traveled as far as some of the others, such as the pair of Peugeot 406s that returned from Australia in 2013. Tons of race history According to www.supertouringregister.com, ST31 was the last of 31 A4 Quattro Super Tourers produced at Audi Sport. The car was built in February 1997. Emanuele Pirro drove the car in the ADAC Super Tourenwagen Cup in Germany. Pirro switched to a front-wheel-drive car (SF33, one of half a dozen front-wheel-drive A4 Supertourings built) for the final three meetings, and his car was taken over by Philipp Peter. For 1998 our subject car was sold to ISR Racing and run for Josef Venc to win the FIA Central European Zone Supertouring Championship They look fairly standard, but within the sheet metal everything is bespoke, being hand-built at fantastic cost by the factory (Audi) or independent contractors (Ford, Nissan and just about everybody else). under the Charouz Racing banner. In 1999, TV host Christophe Dechavanne drove the car in the French Supertourisme Championship. In 2000, it returned to Charouz Racing for the Czech Championship before being sold to Anders Hammer, who used it in the 2001 and 2002 Swedish Touring Car Championship. Between 2003 and ’04, Steve Hirst ran the car in Formula Saloons and Dutch Supercar Challenge events. In 2005–06, the car was driven by Giorgio Leonardi in the Italian Hillclimb Championship. Dragan Milic bought it at the end of 2008 and ran in the Montenegro Hillclimb and Serbian Touring Car series until 2013, when it was sold to Jonny Westbrook, co-founder of Touring Car Racing Europe, which administers the U.K. Super Touring series. Westbrook restored it in time for the 74th Goodwood Members’ Meeting in March 2016, where Pirro drove it once again in a high-speed demonstration. Following that, Westbrook raced it to a podium finish at The Silverstone Classic in July. Restored — but still a racer The rebuild was on the original Matter-built shell taken back to bare metal, with every part refreshed and many original Audi Motorsport components retained, including the correct ECU, the major components being rebuilt by Karl Hasenbichler (of Audi Sport) in Germany. Westbrook says he left a small amount of chassis damage at the front, sustained in Sweden, as a mark of its last competitive Touring car outing February 2017 83 in period, but the overall appearance and finish was excellent for a racer. Sold into a growing market Our car fetched a below-estimate £112k, including premium. I men- tion the price in sterling to give the true picture, as the dollar/pound exchange rates have shifted so much in recent months due to market tremors following shock voting results on both side of the Atlantic. By comparison, at Race Retro in 2015, ST07, the 1995 A4 Quattro Super Tourer Hans-Joachim Stuck drove in period in the German ADAC Super Tourenwagen Cup, sold for £101,250 (then $156k). So the price for our subject car is in the right range, and you’d expect a factory-built Audi to fetch a bit more than a Prodrive Mondeo, although the actual sums here are trivial compared to what it cost to build them in the first place. With two championships already running in Europe and another about to take place in Australasia, increased demand looks likely too soon push up prices. The Mondeo in the comps list went to New Zealand right after being raced in the 2016 Silverstone Classic. Unless anything serious goes bang — such as the precious transmis- sion, which is the most valuable part of a Super Touring racer — running them is not as expensive as you might think — provided you have spares, said Dave Jarman, TCRE co-founder. At this auction, a package of spares was on offer from the vendor by separate negotiation. Westbrook was letting the car go, as he fulfilled an ambition to own one of the best. He still has a couple of other Super Touring racers, so he won’t be out of the game. These are big boys’ toys indeed. We should be thankful that enough racers have the cojones to take on the challenge of owning and racing for our delight these technical — and very fast — marvels from one of saloon car racing’s greatest eras. Thank you, gentlemen. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.)


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Next Gen Profile 2002 BMW Z3 M Coupe Think this car is ugly? You’ll only see it briefly as it blows your doors off by Jeff Zurschmeide Details Years produced: 1999–2002 Number produced: 2,858 Original list price: $46,000 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $13,800; high sale, $57,185 Tune-up cost: $500 Chassis # Location: In engine bay on right-side strut tower Engine # location: Top of engine block nearest firewall Club: BMW Car Club of America Web: www.bmwcca.org, www.mcoupebuyersguide.com Alternatives: 1999–2004 Porsche 996, 2000–06 Audi TT RS, 1993–98 Toyota Supra Turbo SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Courtesy of Mecum 2002 BMW Z3 M Coupe Lot F166, s/n 5UMCN93462LK61096 Condition 2 Not sold at $35,000 Chassis number: 5UMCN93462LK61096 • S54, 3.2-liter, 315-hp 6-cylinder engine • 5-speed manual gearbox • One of 678 with this engine • One of two with factory sunroof deleted • 21,000 miles on the odometer • Imola Red paintwork • Comes from a climate-controlled private collection T 84 he BMW M coupe was built to be a German masterpiece — to perform and handle better than most sports cars on the road. The purpose behind creating an M Coupe was to increase the rigidity of the much-loved Z3 roadster. After this new project was approved, a stipulation of making it cost effective was given to the engineers. To meet this goal, many of the body panels are shared with the Z3 roadsters, making many body components interchangeable between the roadster and coupe. In 2001, the BWM M Coupe got an engine trans- plant. This engine was the same one that was used in the E46 BMW M3. The engine is a DOHC S54, 3.2-liter inline 6-cylinder engine that is equipped with an iron block, aluminum head and a Siemens MSS 54 engine control system that features port fuel injection. Power produced was 315 brake horsepower and 215 pound-feet of torque, a great improvement from the previous years. Backing the engine was a smooth-shifting 5-speed manual gearbox. The M Coupe could reach 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and reach its governed top speed of 162 mph in no time at all. The M Coupe was produced in small numbers for the U.S. market that equate to 2,180 built with the S52 engine and 678 with the S54 engine. U.S. production cars totaled 2,870, while 3,433 M coupes were built for the European market. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 125, sold for $53,900, including buyer’s premium, at Auctions America’s Hilton Head Island, SC, auction on November 5, 2016. You won’t find many fence sitters when it comes to BMW’s 1999–2002 M coupe. According to detractors, the boxy coupe roofline looks like something a drunken executive scrawled onto a photo of the Z3 roadster with a Sharpie. The Germans derisively called the design Turnschuh — “Sports Shoe.” But to its fans, the coupe’s shooting-brake design delivers the same chassis-stiffening benefits that accrued to 1999 Porsche 996 Carrera Lot F239, s/n WP0CA2990XS654292 Condition 2- Not sold at $26,000 Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 9/29/10 SCM# 167725 Sports Car Market Mecum Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/17/16 SCM# 6808325 1999 BMW Z3 M Lot 189, s/n WBSCL9336XLC89424 Condition 3 Not sold at $15,000 McCormick’s, Palm Springs, CA, 2/26/16 SCM# 6802795 Courtesy of Auctions America


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previous coupes, such as the venerable MGB GT. The M Coupe combines surprising interior space with the best of BMW performance and reliability. The fact is if you think the coupe is an ugly duckling, you’ll only have to look at it briefly as it blows your doors off. This car is often known as a Z3 M Coupe, but BMW simply named it the M Coupe. The car was indeed based on the Z3 roadster in its chassis and driveline, but BMW purists will tell you it’s technically an E36/8, a unique designation. The hatchback coupe design made the unibody chassis 2.7 times stiffer than the roadster, and BMW put its hottest engines of the day into the M Coupe. Engine S&M In a paradox of product nomenclature, normal BMW engines are des- ignated with M, but the high-performance M cars use engines designated as S. The first European versions of the M Coupe built from 1996 to 1999 got the super-hot S50 engine rated at 317 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine was the first to feature BMW’s VANOS variable cam timing on both sticks. But unless you find a gray-market car to buy, that’s just trivia to impress your friends at track day. M coupe imports to the U.S. and Canada started in 1999, and the cars Prices vary based on mileage, condition and original equipment. In essence, you should treat an M Coupe as a collectible — but recognize that the seller may still be treating it as a used car. were equipped with the U.S.-spec 3,152-cc S52 engine, detuned to just 240 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. The S52 offered VANOS only on the intake cam. This is the same engine featured on the U.S.bound E36-chassis M3 sedans of the same era. When the M3 moved up to the new E46 platform and the S54 engine, the M Coupe engine was also upgraded. The S54 engine was introduced for the 2001–02 M Coupes, and it brought European performance to the American model. Displacement was bumped to 3,246 cc, and VANOS was applied to both camshafts. The S54 engine yielded 315 horsepower and 269 pound-feet in U.S. trim. The other thing to know is that you’ll only find a 5-speed manual transmission in an M Coupe. There were no boulevard cruisers made. If you don’t want to pull your own gears, you’ll have to get the roadster. Just a few to choose from Over four years of production, just 2,858 M Coupes were built for North America. That’s about half of total production. A total of 2,180 of the early S52 models came over in 1999 and 2000, and just 687 of the S54 models in 2001–02. You can measure those numbers against about 10,000 Z3 M Roadsters and somewhere around 30,000 ordinary Z3 February 2017 roadsters imported in the same era. However, for such a small production run, it’s surprisingly easy to track down M Coupes for sale. Prices vary based on mileage, condition and original equipment. In essence, you should treat an M Coupe as a collectible — but recognize that the seller may still be treating it as a used car. Remember that used cars hit their lowest values at about 15–20 years old — which is right now for the M coupes. Then they trend back upwards or head for the junkyard. Our subject sale, however, is not simply a used car. This is a pristine, well-kept car from a collection. With just 21,000 miles on the clock, everything is in as-new condition. The Imola Red color suits the nature of the car, and omitting the sun- roof only makes it better. A sunroof increases weight, reduces chassis stiffness, and offers a place to leak in wet weather. The seller had this car on the market early in the year with an asking price of $77,988 — and then tried to auction it at Monterey. But bidders failed to meet reserve in Monterey, and so it sold this November at Hilton Head. The original MSRP of this car would have been right around $46,000. At a sale price of $53,900, that’s hardly keeping up with inflation. Most 1999–2000 examples are currently trading in the low $20k range — at used-car prices. Comparable 2001–02 low-mileage M Coupes have traded as high as $55,000, so this sale is representative and not a new high-water mark. I’ll call this car well sold and well bought. The seller got about as much as possible, and the buyer spent appro- priate money on a truly spectacular car that is sure to rise in value. That rising value is not contingent on keeping the car under wraps, either. This is a car that the new owner should not be afraid to drive and enjoy. Just keep it insured for an appropriate sum. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Auctions America.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $57,185 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000 $10,000 $0 2002 BMW Z3 M Coupe $36,984 $53,900 N/A 2012 N/A 2013 2014 2015 2016 85


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Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ A 1935 Auburn Eight Supercharged Speedster at the RM Sotheby’s preview in Hershey, PA; Darin Schnabel ©2016m, courtesy of RM Sothebys


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AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE $33m Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas, NV, p. 94 $12m RM Sotheby’s, Hershey, PA, p. 104 $6m Auctions America, Hilton Head, SC, p. 116 $5m Bonhams, Knokke-Heist, BEL, p. 128 $600k Silver, Vancouver, WA, p. 140 Roundup, p. 152


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Market Reports Overview Magic in Vegas and Barn-Find Bonanzas Barrett-Jackson returns to fine form in Sin City, and original Speedsters hit the jackpot all over Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) By Garrett Long B 1. 1930 Duesenberg Model J dualcowl phaeton, $2,090,000—RM Sotheby’s, PA, p. 112 2. 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster, $880,000—RM Sotheby’s, PA, p. 112 3. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster, $825,000—RM Sotheby’s, PA, p. 108 4. 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster Speedster, $665,500—Auctions America, SC, p. 118 5. 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster, $653,361—Bonhams, BEL, p. 132 6. 2016 Porsche 911 R coupe, $538,062—Bonhams, BEL, p. 136 7. 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster convertible, $341,000—RM Sotheby’s, PA, p. 108 8. 1904 Renault 14/20 hp Type N/B Swing-Seat tonneau, $340,429—Bonhams, London, U.K., p. 154 9. 1927 Duesenberg A/Y Prototype phaeton, $340,000—RM Sotheby’s, PA, p. 110 10. 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo Targa, $339,492—Bonhams, BEL, p. 136 Best Buys 1995 BMW M3 coupe, $11,880— Dan Kruse Classics, TX, p. 156 90 arrett-Jackson pulled their usual Las Vegas magic and sold 754 out of 758 lots (99%) — and rode a big boost in total sales from 2015’s $27m to 2016’s $32.5m. This was a strong return previous form, as Barrett- Jackson’s 2013 and 2014 Vegas auction cleared the $30m mark with ease as well. High sale was a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, which brought $357,500. RM Sotheby’s Hershey auction in Pennsylvania reached $11.5m in total sales — a $4.5 million drop from Hershey 2015. That said, RM Sotheby’s also offered 20 fewer cars this year. With 113 of 126 lots (90%) finding new homes, RM Sotheby’s took a slight dip compared to the 96% sales rate in 2015. High sale was a 1930 Duesenberg Model J, which sold at $2,090,000. This car alone made up 8% of the auction total. Auctions America hit par on their Hilton Head Island, SC, auction, with an $185k increase in total sales over 2015. This year’s total was $5.6m, and 58 out of 103 lots sold (56%), an 11% decrease from last year’s 67% sold. The instant-classic 2004 Porsche Carrera GT took high sale at $800,000 (see German Profile, p. 78). Bonhams made up for their $2.5m drop in total sales from 2015 with a 20% increase in sales rate in KnokkeHeist, Belgium. They sold 15 fewer cars in the 2016 auction, with 29 out of 31 cars (94%) going for a total of $5m. High sale was a Porsche Pre-A 1600 Speedster, sold at $653,361. Silver’s 2016 Portland, OR, auction saw a $20k drop in total sales from their 2014 Portland sale. This year’s total sales hit $576k. Top sale was a 1999 Jaguar XK8 convertible that went for $45,360. Dan Kruse Classics had their best year in Austin, TX, since 2013, as total sales reached $2m, which just about doubled 2015’s total. The sell-through rate was 47%, as 83 of 178 lots sold. Garrett’s Market Moment: At RM Sotheby’s Hershey auction, a 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster, which arrived on the block in greasy splendor, sold for $341,000. SCM’s Pocket Price Guide has the 1956–58 356A Speedster at a median price of $330,000. So the buyer paid $11k more than for the average Speedster. But SCM readers know that good Speedsters, even if they are a little rough and dirty, bring the money if they are mostly original. This car was a little rough — and very original. For many, that elusive, special originality is far more rewarding than just writing a check for a fully 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster, sold for $653,361 by Bonhams in Knokke-Heist, Belgium September 10, 2016 Dan Kruse Classics Austin, TX Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue $2m Knokke-Heist, BEL October 7, 2016 Silver Auctions Vancouver, WA October 8, 2016 October 6–7, 2016 RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA October 13–15, 2016 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV November 4, 2016 Auctions America Hilton Head, SC November 5, 2016 $0 $5m London, U.K. Bonhams Bonhams $5.1m $577k $11.5m $32.6m $1.5m $5.7m $10m 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition $15m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts restored example. One constant of this hobby is the search for something special, and we appreciate those with the vision to look beyond “the filth,” as Stephen Serio wrote in his profile of this very car in the January issue (German Profile, p. 70). ♦ $20m $25m $30m 1956 Messerschmitt KR175 microcar, $28,600—Barrett-Jackson, NV, p. 96 1927 Duesenberg A/Y Prototype phaeton, $340,000—RM Sotheby’s, PA, p. 110 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300C Adenauer cabriolet, $102,300— Auctions America, SC, p. 118 1911 Chalmers Model 30 Pony Tonneau Open Tourer, $71,500— RM Sotheby’s, PA, p. 110 Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Trending Now Buy/Sell/Hold Thinking about wading into the auction market? SCM’s crew offers some recommendations on three alluring sports cars By Jeff Zurschmeide Median Sold Price $25,000 $22,000 86% $20,000 $15,241 135% $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 $0 $6,480 -60% $7,840 -49% $16,208 $13,953 -39% $10,025 28% $11,855 -15% $19,525 14% $17,176 -22% Buy: 1963–73 Volvo P1800 — Volvo’s desire to produce a sports car in the late 1950s eventually bloomed into the P1800 coupe — widely viewed as the prettiest Volvo ever to hit the road, and graced with reasonable performance for its day. Early production from 1961 to ’63 was performed at Jensen in Britain with questionable quality, so Volvo took the project in-house in mid-1963 after just 6,000 cars were built. The S on an 1800S from 1963 onward indicates Swedish production, and these are the ones you want. Later modifications included Bosch fuel injection starting in 1970, and the shooting-brake 1800ES produced for two years only in 1972–73. Horsepower started around 100 and topped out at 130 with the injected cars. It’s hard to go wrong with these Swedish beauties. 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Number produced: 39,407 coupes, 8,077 wagons Number in SCM Platinum Auction Database: 122 Number sold in the past 12 months: 15 Average price of those cars: $19,525 Current SCM median value: $17,767 Median Sold Price $50,000 $60,000 $70,000 $80,000 $40,000 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 $0 $15,996 0% $15,996 $15,996 0% $15,996 0% Number produced: 17,970 Number in SCM Platinum Auction Database: 29 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 2 Average price of those cars: $48,375 Current SCM median value: $58,900 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 $69,540 335% $70,834 2% $56,912 63% $48,375 -12% Sell: 1986–91 BMW M3 coupe — The craze for BMW’s everyman hot rod of the 1980s may have peaked, at least for now. The performance of the original U.S.-spec 2.3-liter fuel-injected engine was decent for the day at 192 horsepower, and no one can scoff at the handling. However, too many of these cars got thrashed when they were affordable. While top examples are likely to continue to bring top money, those sales $34,980 -51% $55,000 -3% have pulled up the fat part of the quality curve past what is strictly sensible. No-sale results this year are showing that buyers aren’t ga-ga for just any old E30 M3 these days. Look back to 2015 to see much higher sales. Time to cash out if you’ve got the best M3 in town, and just get out if you don’t. Median Sold Price $35,000 $40,000 $30,000 $25,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 $0 $18,900 -49% $18,760 -18% $9,765 -48% $22,838 21% $15,370 57% $10,888 -14% $12,707 -17% $10,450 -4% 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 92 Sports Car Market $37,026 $37,026 0% Hold: 1997–2004 Jaguar XKR coupe — The XKR coupe could be viewed as the last car of Jag’s malaise era under the Ford thumb, and there’s ample valid criticism for these cars when compared with the top Jaguars of today. But prices right now are at their lowest ebb, and time is likely to be kind to the XKR. The car came with a supercharged 4.0-liter DOHC V8 rated at 375 horse- power, plus a transmission by Mercedes-Benz. Early engine failures were repaired under warranty, and there’s a lot more that’s right with these cars than ever was wrong. Look at it this way: For just a few bucks, you can buy a fun and sexy near-exotic that you can actually drive, and if it never appreciates, at least you’re not hanging out on a big investment. Number produced: 9,661 coupes Number in SCM Platinum Auction Database: 34 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 2 Average price of those cars: $9,472 Current SCM median value: $10,900 BUY HOLD SELL


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV Barrett-Jackson — Las Vegas Vegas was a full-on immersion in all things automotive Company Barrett-Jackson Date October 13–15, 2016 Location Las Vegas, NV Auctioneer Joseph Mast Automotive lots sold/offered 754/758 Sales rate 99% High sale 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback, sold at $357,500 Sales total $33,292,085 Beautifully restored to museum standard — 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, sold at $110,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Travis Shetler Market opinions in italics year with over-the-top events, activities and cars. The Las Vegas auction was an experience for the eyes, ears and even the nose. As people approached the main entrance, the smell and sound of smoking tires filled the senses. Ride and observers were treated to ride-along experien riding in Corvettes, Hellcats and a Viper workin way around a performance loop in the parking experience consisted of multiple cars on track, r in continuous full-throttle acceleration and four-wheel drifting amid the smoke and noise. The cacophony of sensory experiences continued B inside. This year, Barrett-Jackson combined the sale and display areas in one space, doing away with the previous setup in a separate arena. Attendees no longer were required to walk the equivalent of several city blocks to reach the auction block, as it was relocated to the middle of the displayed vehicles. This meant that the non-stop, rapidly paced sales were blasted into the auction hall throughout the day. Combine the electric voice of the auctioneer with the sound and smell of starting cars being positioned and moved, and Barrett-Jackson was a full-on immersion in all things automotive. Barrett-Jackson events always feature several lots of charity vehicles, and this year they raised a total of 94 arrett-Jackson held their ninth auction in Las Vegas last October, celebrating 45 years in the collector car business. They presented their final event of the $950,000. Lot 3004 was a 2015 Ram 2500, the proceeds of which were donated to Camp Southern Ground. Designed by Zac Brown Customs, the Mega Cab was fitted with several unique hunting knives, alligator hides and Brazilian bovine hide throughout the interior. The truck sold for $250,000. Rare and unusual vehicles are a guarantee at any Barrett-Jackson auc- tion. There were not one but two Superbirds at the Las Vegas sale. Lot 770 was a fully restored Tor Red-colored car with an automatic and a 440 Six-Pack under the hood. The Plymouth sold for $170,500. The second was Lot 750, the favorite of mine. This was the “EPA Bird” which was built with a manual transmission coupled to a 4-barrel 440. The car was actually purchased by the EPA and used to chase airliners on takeoff in order to study emissions. Eventually left in a government surplus lot, the Sales Totals car was finally auctioned off for a reported $500. Restored to the same condition and fitted with the same specialized testing equipment installed when it was being used by the EPA, the car was a no-sale at $190,000. A Barrett-Jackson auction is a must-see for buyers and viewers. As stated by a Colorado father and son who came to Las Vegas just to look, “It’s like being in a giant museum, with lots of amazing things to look at.” There is no doubt that for their 10th Las Vegas auction next year, Barrett-Jackson will be even bigger and flashier with unique cars and opportunities perfectly suited to the host city’s style. ♦ $30m $35m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV ENGLISH #685-1958 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 BN4 roadster. S/N BN4LS51409. Old English White/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 5,744 miles. This Big Healey has been completely restored to a very high standard. The paint was applied to a high standard over a very well-prepped and fitted body. The factory hard top is present with the gracefully curved rear window. All trim appears as-new or replated. Under the hood, the engine compartment is detailed to concours standards. The interior is very well finished in black with white piping, including the diminutive rear seats. There is nothing to detract from the appearance of this car. Cond: 1. August of 2008, where it did not sell for $90,000 (SCM# 1641415). This was very good money for a car with several needs. The buyer obtained an early Series I at a price that should allow for a profit even after repairs. #399-1962 AUSTIN MINI Jolly roadster. S/N AAY1L197654. Blue/white steel/tan wicker. Odo: 846 miles. This rare Jolly is all original, with only 846 miles traveled since manufacture half a century ago. Factory paint and trim have no issues. The engine compartment is still new and the wicker interior is perfect, but perhaps a bit dry. Cond: 1-. been completely restored. Quality paint is well applied over a body with good panel fit. There is a very small paint blemish where the two paint colors meet at the belt-line. The rim is in excellent condition with only a small dent in the rear-view mirror to detract from the shiny parts. Inside, the upholstery and minimal parts appear as-new. The rebuilt motor sits inside an engine compartment that should be detailed to match the rest of the car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $48,400. Well sold and bought. The hammer price was towards the top of the market for these vehicles. The quality of the work paid off for the seller. The buyer obtained one of the nicest examples of the marque and should realize a good return on investment in the future, with patience. #698-1962 JAGUAR XKE Series I con- vertible. S/N 875679. White/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 1,030 miles. This documented Series I flat-floor car is an older restoration done to a good standard. Paint has issues with application and aging. Panel fit is average, but the trim appears off a bit. The rubber is wavy and uneven around taillights and the front and rear bumpers. Under the sculpted bonnet, the engine compartment is impressive but needs to be detailed. The interior is very well done, with some aging evident on the gauge surround. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $56,100. Well bought and sold. Last seen 30 miles ago at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January of 2009, where it sold for $53,900 (SCM# 119302). The rarity and appeal of this little vehicle should prove to be a relatively static investment based on the lack of change over the past seven years. GERMAN #386-1956 MESSERSCHMITT KR175 microcar. S/N 1669853. Turquoise & ivory/clear Plexiglass/brown vinyl. MHD. Odo: 4,083 miles. This little car is finished to a good standard. The paint is good and the trim is fine, but the badge on the front seems to be a poor reproduction. The rubber is poor around the Plexiglass top and completely separated at the rear. Cond: 2+. BEST BUY SOLD AT $35,200. Well bought at a price just over the low end of the current market value. The fit and finish of the BMW was good in comparison to other microcars at the sale. The buyer obtained a car which is essentially new and matched the 9 miles showing on the odometer. These cars appear at nearly every major auction, and it is likely that they will continue to grow slowly in value in conjunction with the rest of the collector car market. The buyer should be able to realize a profit in the future. #737-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 121040109500447. Red/ red cloth & red hard top/red leather. Odo: 33,733 miles. Subjected to a cosmetic restoration, the paint is well applied over a straight body with good panel fit. The glass is good, but the chrome does have scratches and other evidence of age. The engine compartment is well executed, with few issues. Inside, the interior has been refinished with new red leather that contrasts nicely with the chrome trim and the white dash and steering wheel. There are some comfort creases in the seat bottoms. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $165,000. Very well bought at a price below the current market for a flat-floor Series I car. Previously seen at Barrett-Jackson’s June 2002 sale in Los Angeles, where it did not sell at $45,000 (SCM# 1555104). It was seen later in August of the same year at RM’s Monterey auction, where it did not sell for $55,000 (SCM# 1555351). It reappeared six years later at Bonhams’ Monterey sale in 96 SOLD AT $28,600. Very well bought. These uncommon vehicles generally sell for significantly more than the hammer price. This vehicle sold for almost twice as much when it was last seen at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale in January, 2010 (SCM# 1678555), where it sold for $44k. The buyer obtained a vehicle that should return a handsome profit. #385-1957 BMW ISETTA 300 microcar. S/N 499108. White & cream/cream vinyl. Odo: 9 miles. This little creamsicle Isetta has SOLD AT $97,900. Very well bought at a price barely 70% of the current bottom of the market value. The prices for these cars have increased significantly over the past few decades. Very stylish vehicles, they are now good investments that will likely continue to increase. Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV #635-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210015581. Ivory/ black canvas or ivory hard top/red leather. Odo: 52,436 miles. This is a completely original and documented two-owner Pagoda. The factory paint is in good condition and the body panels retain the proper fit. The trim is showing signs of age along the rocker panels, as do the clips on the rims from the overly zealous Mercedes trim-ring clips. Inside, the interior is in very good condition, with little evidence of the intervening 50 years. This is a handsome car with a bit of patina arranged across the very desirable originality. Cond: 2. harming the investment. This should prove to be a good investment over time, but it is not likely to benefit from stratospheric value increase due to the modifications. #743-1979 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. S/N 9309800543. Oak Green/Cork leather. Odo: 62,000 miles. This original 930 was manufactured for the U.S. market in a fantastic color combination. The factory-applied Oak Green paint is in very good condition, with some evidence of time and usage present. Glass and rubber are in very good condition. Inside, the attractive Cork leather shows signs of use in the seat bottoms and also on the driver’s seat bolster, as does the carpeting. The door panels have large aftermarket speakers installed, as so many 911s do. The engine compartment is in good condition. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $165,000. Well bought at a price near the lower end of the current market value for this 930 in excellent condition. The buyer obtained a rare 930. The 5-speed and rare, special-order options should ensure that the investment keeps up with any significant market increases. AMERICAN #687-1952 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- vertible. S/N 526268194. Black/black vinyl/ Romany Red leather. Odo: 42,291 miles. 331ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. This black Cadillac convertible is an excellent example of a previously restored car. Well-applied paint has a patina of careful use, as does the chrome trim. The fenders and doors fit well. Carrying matching spotlights on either side of the Apillar, this car is a handsome and very presentable daily driver. Under the hood, the engine compartment has been detailed, painted and polished. Inside, the interior is very attractive and well done, again with the evidence of use mentioned earlier. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $64,900. Well bought, just above the current market value for these Pagoda cars. However, the limited ownership history, low miles and originality make this car a good investment. The buyer obtained a very collectible vehicle that can be driven and enjoyed. #772-1972 PORSCHE 911T Targa. S/N 9112111774. Burgundy/black vinyl/tan leather. This 911 belongs in Las Vegas, as it shines and sparkles in a very non-Germanic manner. Updated power has been installed with a 3.2 in place of the original engine. Claimed to be a rust-free Arizona car which was the subject of a no-expense-spared restoration by the previous owner. Excellent burgundy paint applied over a body with well-prepped panels and factory door gaps. The glass is good, and every piece of aluminum has been polished to a chrome-like shine. The powerplant upgrade appears correct and the compartment is well detailed. The interior has been redone with good leather and wool. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $132,000. The originality of the car will help the buyer to reap the benefits of market increases, as does the fact that the 930 came from the last year of 1970s U.S. production. As with Lot 766 (the other original turbo), the buyer has the ability to enjoy the car without negatively affecting value. #766-1989 PORSCHE 911 Turbo 3.3 coupe. S/N WP0JB0936KS050615. Grand Prix White/black leather. This 930 is from the last year of production, before being replaced by the 964. The only year with the G50 transmission, this particular car was special-ordered by racer Peter Thomson with the wide-body rocker panels and the rear-fender air inlets. The original paint has more than a little evidence of use, especially at the nose, with rock chips and some touch-ups. The trim and glass are in good condition. The engine compartment is not detailed, further evidence of the car being driven, and who can blame them? Inside, the classic black interior has creasing in the seat bottoms and wear on the door sill. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $47,300. Well bought at a hammer price substantially below the current market value. Cadillac convertibles are excellent American collector cars. The comfort and usability provided allow one to enjoy driving and showing the car, while generally watching the money invested grow as well. The buyer here acquired a nice cruiser Caddy that should allow enjoyment on both levels. #695-1954 KAISER-DARRIN 161 road- SOLD AT $55,000. This was well bought. The hammer price was below the low end of the current market for this model. The addition of a newer powerplant is common, as many older cars were updated before classic Porsches shot up in value. The buyer here obtained a truly spectacular (albeit somewhat flashy) 911 that can be enjoyed without any concerns of 98 ster. S/N 161001026. Red/charcoal leather. Odo: 101 miles. 161-ci supercharged I6, 3-sp. This Kaiser-Darrin is restored to museum quality. Excellent paint is applied over the well-assembled fiberglass body. The sliding doors fit well. Trim is minimal, but complete and in good condition. The vehicle retains the supercharged inline six originally installed, and the engine compartment is showroomnew, aside from a bit of dust at the firewall. The interior has been refinished in a modern charcoal leather that suits the car well. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $115,500. Well bought. The price here was nearly 50% lower than the last sale posted for this car. 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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV SOLD AT $110,000. Well bought at a price above the middle of the current market for 1955 Chevrolet convertibles. Obviously, options add value on these cars, and this one was loaded with them. Whether to drive and enjoy or park and watch the value go up, that choice is for the new owner to make. #692-1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO Scottsdale auction in 2010, this car brought a hammer price of $220,000. There have been nearly 100 miles added to the odometer since then, but that price in Las Vegas surely reflects the very tight demographics of Kaiser-Darrin enthusiasts. #725-1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N VC55N128765. Regal Turquoise & India Ivory/white vinyl/turquoise & white vinyl. Odo: 5 miles. 265-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. This is essentially a new Bel Air convertible. Restored by Snodgrass Restoration, a group that brings the highest quality vehicles year after year. On display high in the air to give all eyes a good view of the fresh nuts and bolts on the undercarriage, the vehicle is finished to a museum standard. Paint and panels are factory-correct. Trim and glass are all high-quality pieces. Under the hood, the V8 carries a 4-barrel carb breathing through dual exhausts. Inside, the interior is showroom-fresh. The chrome fits just right, the seams are arrowstraight and the car smells new. Cond: 1. Biarritz convertible. S/N 5762042133. White/white vinyl/black & white leather. Odo: 66,000 miles. 365-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. One of the most attractive Cadillacs to come out of the 1950s, this car was treated to a body-off restoration in 1997 and the drivetrain was rebuilt in 2000. The high-quality paint is applied over a very straight body with good panel fit. There is evidence of some paint chipping along the passenger’s rocker panel. The glass and trim are very nice as are the Sabre wheels. The engine compartment is nicely sorted, proudly displaying the dual-quad carbs under the triangular air cleaner. However, the engine bay could use a bit of detailing. Inside, the well-optioned interior is properly finished and looks right. Cond: 2+. leather. Odo: 702 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. This Corvette underwent a body-off restoration in 2007. The paint finish is excellent. The doors are slightly out of alignment at the roof. The trim and glass are very good. Under the stinger hood, the TriPower big block sits inside a show-quality engine bay. The interior is also excellent, with properly fitted upholstery and trim. The car carries numerous value-added options including aluminum knockoff wheels and sidepipes. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $121,000. Well bought at the bottom of the current market value. This was one of many excellent Corvettes buyers had to choose from at the Las Vegas auction. The buyer acquired a vehicle with many potential upsides. SOLD AT $108,900. Very well bought. The collectibility of these models is very high, and they are a B-grade investment, according to the SCM Pocket Price Guide. The buyer will likely be pleased with the investment and should be able to realize a profit in the future. #767-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194377S103009. Rally Red/black #739-1969 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 9F02R482383. Wimbledon White & blue stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 410 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. This Shelby provides an impression of power and quality. Restored to very good condition, with a repaint over straight body panels. Trim and glass look good. Under the hood, the monstrous 428 fills the very nicely detailed engine bay. The details under the hood include cowl tags, hose clamps, and a period battery suited to the year of manufacture. Inside, the same level of quality is evident. The car is well documented with a Deluxe Marti Report. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $102,300. Seen at Leake’s Dallas auction going for $107,800 (SCM# 6564180). Well sold at a price comfortably around the median value according to the price guide. Shelby cars always bring interest, and this was a very attractive example with excellent options. The automatic deducts some value from the car, but with time, the new owner should realize a good investment. #699-1969 PONTIAC FIREBIRD coupe. S/N 223379L100001. Verdoro Green/black vinyl. Odo: 1,353 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 100 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV auto. This was the first Firebird manufactured, VIN #1. Originally slated to be a West Coast show car for Pontiac, but the dealer kept it. Highly optioned, this car shows evidence of a full restoration and a high-quality repaint. The panel fit is quite good. There are minor trim issues on the driver’s side drip-rail. The engine bay is excellent. Inside, the interior is very nice, but the unidentified white substance at the base of the dash sticks out more than it should in such a well-finished car. Cond: 1. #686-1970 PLYMOUTH ’CUDA 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23U0E100075. Ivy Green Metallic/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 92,125 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The paint is very well applied over a very straight body, with a small issue on top of the left front fender. Claimed to be an older restoration, the car presents well with the 440 billboards running down the sides telling the world what is under the hood. The trim is generally in good condition, but for the chrome trim around the right headlight. The engine compartment is detailed to a very high level, and the 440 fills the opening. Inside, there is just some seat puckering to detract from the otherwise quite nice interior. Cond: 2. likely allow the new owner to realize a good return on the investment in the future. #608-1976 AMC PACER “Wayne’s World” hatchback. S/N A6C667A271223. Blue/black & white vinyl. Odo: 66,204 miles. Restored to movie specifications, this car is finished to camera-level quality. The interior is refinished to match the movie, down to the ceiling-mounted licorice dispenser. The mismatched mags and Pep-Boys stick-on flames only add to the overall image. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $165,000. Very well sold at a hammer price nearly three times higher than the top of the current market value for these cars, according to the price guide. The unique history and #1 VIN certainly added value, but this is all of the money and then some for this car. The buyer should plan on enjoying this piece of rolling Pontiac history for a long time before hoping to see a positive return on the investment. SOLD AT $71,500. Well bought and sold. Mopar muscle cars generally draw interested bidders who are willing to spend money on a 440-powered car. This ’Cuda presented that Mopar power in a handsome package that will SOLD AT $37,400. This was the most popular car at the auction. Barrett-Jackson draws buyers and viewers, and it seems that everyone in the building wanted to get their picture with this car. Very well sold at what surely represents the world-record price for a Pacer. The appeal of the car is strong, and perhaps a profit is possible in the future. But likely this is all of the money for this particular car for many years. © 102 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA RM Sotheby’s — Hershey 2016 Brass Era classics shine brighter than modern collectibles Company RM Sotheby’s Date October 6, 2016 Location Hershey, PA Auctioneer Brent Earlywine Automotive lots sold/offered 113/126 Sales rate 90% Sales total $11,538,513 High sale 1930 Duesenberg Model J dual-cowl phaeton, sold at $2,090,000 Buyer’s premium Top seller at Fall Hershey — 1930 Duesenberg Model J dual-cowl phaeton, sold at $2,090,000 Report and photographs by Larry Trepel and Jeff Trepel Introduction by Larry Trepel Market opinions in italics H ershey’s Fall event has become a classic in its own right, with the first meet held by the AACA in 1954. The flea market opened a year later with seven vendors, and has grown to more than 9,000 vendors spanning the horizon. If you spent just 10 minutes at each vendor, it would take you a full two months around-the-clock to stop at every booth. RM Sotheby’s has been holding auctions at Hershey since 2007, and has maintained a focus on older American cars combined with enough European offerings to attract a full range of potential bidders. It is a unique venue, with more Brass Era than 1960s lots. There was one lone car from the 1970s, a ’73 Corvette that seemed downright futuristic among this crowd. We searched every square inch in the auction tent for a Ferrari but, shockingly, could not find a single one. The stars of the auction were two Duesenbergs, a fascinating 1927 A/Y prototype, and a 1930 Model J phaeton that was by far the highest sale at $2,090,000. But the wide range of Packards was the heart of the auction, with a 1910 NC 18 and a 1956 Caribbean convertible serving as bookends of Packard history. Also drawing much interest were some top-flight Pierce-Arrows, including a pair of massive, rarely seen Model 66-As, surprisingly both 104 Hershey, PA unsold. A 1931 Pierce-Arrow 41 Convertible Victoria, superbly restored, did sell at a hammer price of $415,000. While a number of lots were older restorations, there were some stunning recent restorations as well, including a 1958 Cadillac convertible, a 1929 Packard Eight convertible coupe, a 1925 Lincoln Beetle-Back Roadster, and a 1958 Chevy Impala convertible. These were as good as it gets on the restoration chart, all displaying superb workmanship and authenticity. At the other end of the condition spectrum was the no-reserve 1957 Porsche Speedster, a good candidate for total restoration. It was the most exciting bidding battle of the auction, with a mix of collectors determined to own this Speedster, no matter what the cost. The final knockout bid of $310,000 brought cheers and waving from the otherwise reserved audience. The 1958 Cadillac mentioned above sold at less than a third of that price, probably leaving the consignor wondering what he had done wrong. The other German heavyweight, a 1957 Mercedes 300SL, hammered sold at a reasonable $750,000, perhaps leaving another consignor puzzled about the Speedster as well. Total sales reached $11.5m, a bit below 2015, Sales Totals $15m $12m $9m $6m but with 59% of the lots offered at no reserve, the final sales rate of 90% was still impressive. Let’s hope RM Sotheby’s continues to put together an eclectic lineup of cars that are the highlight of Hershey’s enjoyable yearly extravaganza. ♦ $3m 0 Sports Car Market 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 10%, included in sold prices


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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA BELGIAN #207-1905 FABRIQUE NATIONALE TYPE M.50 Four-cylinder motorcycle. S/N 18074. Black. Very rough, non-running condition with variety of parts missing. Wheels look like newer bicycle rims, incorrectly sized. Engine looks fairly complete and original. Frame appears straight and original. Striking-looking frame badge still up front. Seat painfully dangerous to sit on and no longer much fun to look at. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $8,250. This rare Sunbeam drophead has a lot of potential but looked better in the catalog. Must have had a decent restoration at some unknown point (except for the steering wheel and shifter), but now shows neglect. Generally a tired presentation. As the final blow, the appropriately patinated interior has an unpleasant odor. Is it just musty, or have pets been living in the car? Sold for less than half of the wildly optimistic low estimate, but seller received a decent price for a car with many needs. #227-1964 JAGUAR XKE Series I SOLD AT $34,500. Fascinating-looking engine with four cylinders and just 363-cc displacement, early forerunner to Honda’s game-changing 350-cc Grand Prix engine of the ’60s. The key elements, engine and frame, are still intact, but will take much searching, fabrication and rebuilding to make this rideable again. Likely to remain a show piece in someone’s collection. Sold well below estimate of $50k–$60k, but for $34,500 I would be looking at other motorcycles of this era that are still running and rideable. Well sold. ENGLISH #117-1963 SUNBEAM RAPIER Series IIIA convertible. S/N B3064154LCX. Eng. # A3807631LHX. Blue & white/white vinyl/ blue leather. Odo: 35,867 miles. Charming Rootes convertible with three-position top. Outside, the paint is smooth, certainly not new, but satisfactory. Passenger’s side door has to be pulled up a bit to close. Chrome ranges from okay to very tarnished and cloudy. Inside, one is greeted by a lovely wood dash with clear instruments and a period Playmate radio. But some of the charm is lost when you see the incongruous modern Formuling steering wheel and non-stock truckish shifter. Soft top just okay, photos of it in down position notably absent from catalog and did not see in operation. Acceptably neat used engine compartment. Embarrassing clip-on whitewalls. Cond: 3. coupe. S/N 889896. Blue metallic/gray leather. Odo: 49,088 miles. Highly impressive restoration, striking paintwork, panel fit very good, chrome excellent, wire wheels appear new. Interior recently restored, tastefully done, very minor wear on driver’s seat. Engine recently rebuilt, and owner installed Wilwood brakes and a 5-speed transmission. Many signs of careful and thorough work throughout this E-type. Original 4-speed included with car. Cond: 2+. not discussed in description, and no one on site would be foolish enough to risk their leg attempting to start it. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,050. Great-looking revered British single. Last model produced by Velocette before their demise in 1971. Only about 1,100 of these were manufactured from 1965 to ’71. Beautiful condition; hard to know for sure what is original and what is restored, for some the goal of a good restoration. Well bought, even though buyer’s fee for motorcycles is 15% compared to 10% for automobiles. #141-1969 JAGUAR XKE Series II con- vertible. S/N 1R9535. Eng. # 7R56469. Willow Green/black vinyl/dark green leather. Odo: 57,418 miles. The very definition of an “original, survivor” car. Catalog claims it’s “all original” apart from the tires and upgraded headlamps (and, presumably, the battery) and in this case it is believable. Body appears to be very straight and solid, the chrome is mostly nice. The interior has just the right level of patina without being grungy. The only noticeable wear is to the attractive Willow Green paint, which is flat on horizontal surfaces. Complete with handbook, service manual and a large, well-organized binder of bills and records which reveals that the long term owner traded in a VW 411. Talk about a big step up. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $95,000. Beautiful example of an E-type coupe. Colors tastefully chosen, and one could argue that the coupe is far more striking looking than the more valuable convertible. Restoration costs likely equaled estimate of $110k–$140k. I expected this E-type to sell at the high end, but surprisingly, bidding stopped at $95k. Consignor did not bring restoration documents for viewing, so absence of critical information for buyers may have resulted in him sabotaging his own sale. Will no doubt find a new home eventually. #110-1967 VELOCETTE THRUXTON 500-cc motorcycle. S/N RS19170. Silver & blue. Odo: 14,692 miles. Impressive looking, appears to have had some restoration work accurately done. Amal carburetor correct, silver tank paint with blue shocks and other bits are all in fine shape, no sign of excessive chrome anywhere. Only flaw is noticeable bend in front rim. Running condition SOLD AT $70,400. I was tempted to bid on this lovely E-type survivor myself. The Series II E-type is not as romantic as the more pure Series I, but it introduced numerous useful improvements. Had I bid successfully, I would have been faced with whether to repaint or leave it as-is. At this point, I would be more inclined to preserve originality, faded or not, than to add brilliance. But I might change my mind. Not inexpensive, but well bought at the high estimate. FRENCH #145-1946 DELAHAYE TYPE 135 M coupe. S/N 800410. Blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 54,923 miles. Owned by consignor since 1960, reportedly restored in 1993. Paint and body still mostly in very good condition, though paint clearly not done to today’s highest standards. Chrome redone to high standard and holding up well, windshield surround has original finish. Interior a joy to look at. Seats richly restored and now appear beautifully aged but flawless. Fabulous instruments also in fine condition. Wood shows just a few flaws, possibly over-lacquered in some areas during restoration. Floor shift lever strangely 106 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA missing knob, perhaps removed for auction? Beautiful French period door handles and window winders. Cond: 3. leather. Odo: 4,098 miles. Early-production, U.S.-spec drum-brake 300SL roadster. Originally blue with cream interior; apparently some owner decided that Fire Engine Red was more exciting. Hard top neither present nor mentioned. Beautiful example with superb panel fit and smooth, deep paint with the odd minor scratch or mark. Excellent glass and chrome. No demerits to interior, leather starting to settle in nicely. Evidently the rebuilt engine is a non-numbers-matching unit from a later car. Engine compartment close to show quality but not overdone. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $77,000. Fairly rare and stunninglooking early post-war Delahaye. A bit of a mix for new owner, with an amazing interior to sit in with just some minor fixes required, but more extensive paintwork needed to repair visible flaws. And one always has to wonder what mechanical issues need to be addressed on a car restored 23 years ago. Still, winning bid of $77k was well below low estimate of $110k. Very well bought. #254-1949 CITROËN TRACTION AVANT 11BL sedan. S/N 2491385. Eng. # AF06487. Black/gray cloth. Odo: 64,202 miles. Resprayed at some point, good from 15 feet. No bad cracks or peeling, but lots of pitting and various flaws. Chrome and pot-metal pieces of various quality. Beautiful Marchal headlights with fresh-looking chrome trim. Bumpers decent but wavy. Wheels look newly repainted. Undercarriage intact, exhaust pipe fairly rusted. Seats and door panels decent, restored a while ago; no tears in cloth, but not attractive either. Roof lining, interior and trunk carpeting look recently restored and far more attractive. Instrument panel delightful to look at. Steering wheel wood center badly degraded, rim not much better. Engine compartment clean enough. Cond: 3-. #231-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SE cabriolet. S/N 12803010002524. Eng. # 12798310000081. Black/black cloth/ Parchment leather. Paint varies in different areas on close inspection. Cracks, orange peel here and there, a paint finish with a long history. Poor hood and trunk panel fit. Doors a bit better. Oddly flawed rear fender and lower chrome trim fit. Bumpers rechromed at some point. Top fabric appears recently redone. Some front suspension work done, new tie rods. Interior door wood redone, but dashboard left as-is. Steering wheel has many fine cracks. Seats, purportedly original, inviting but perhaps redone years ago. Engine shows recent work to spruce up appearance. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $825,000. I’m not convinced that red is the greatest color for a 300SL. The price realized was respectable but underachieved significantly relative to the estimate. Perhaps the color and engine changes along with a maturing market prevented this beautiful example from garnering higher bids. The buyer certainly acquired a top-notch car at a reasonable price. Well bought. #140-1957 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N 83643. Eng. # 66516. Red/ black/black vinyl. Odo: 15,057 miles. Long-ago amateur respray of orange over original white. Overspray on chrome pieces makes even Earl Scheib appear concours. Doors shut well, panel fit very good throughout. Floor panels solid, rust-free Texas history. Bumpers have been off car for many years, very dull and corroded, may be beyond saving. Engine all there, but will need much work. Interior very rough, some of it due to home restoration by owner decades ago. Nonoriginal and bad-looking carpeting, hard top cloth lining and stereo speakers. A mess inside and out. Cond: 5. TOP 10 No. 7 NOT SOLD AT $90,000. This 220SE was owned for some time by Teddy Roosevelt’s grandson. Nice, but not sterling; mix of originality, past work and recent work, with work still ahead to bring it to a more impressive state. Bidders may have looked at the paint and bodywork closely, with high bid of $90k well below low estimate of $130k. Repeated as a no-sale on BringATrailer shortly after Hershey with the exact same bid. The people have spoken; might have been different if it had been owned by Herbert Hoover’s grandson. #162-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SE SOLD AT $23,100. Relatively rare in the U.S., Traction Avants are advanced, nimble little cars that I find delightful to look at. This example was certainly not a show winner, but a decent driver-quality example that may well need some sorting before being fully roadworthy. They seem a bit undervalued, in my opinion, but given its condition, I’d call this example fairly bought and sold. GERMAN TOP 10 No. 3 108 #142-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. S/N 1980427500397. Fire Engine Red/black cloth/cream coupe. S/N 11102110079804. Ivory Yellow/ black top/brown leather. Odo: 21,669 miles. Multiple phases of restoration with various levels of care. Body restored, rocker panels look good on quick inspection. Sloppy-looking flat black paint on too-long exhaust pipes. Trunk-lid fit poor and won’t stay open, hood fit poor, pitting of various chrome pieces. Number of bumper dings. Interior a hodgepodge of good and bad. Headliner tidy. Seats restored, look presentable, but padding too soft. Dash gauges and most controls are good but mediocre wood restoration. Original- SOLD AT $341,000. Kept in storage for many years by second owner; the history of this Speedster clearly appealed to many bidders who put a premium on long-hidden treasures. A strong point is the solid body. But many elements of the car show hard use, sloppy bygone-era restoration, and years of decay. In my view there was not much left to preserve, and car is basically unusable without extensive restoration. Enough bidders disagreed to bring this to a stunning sale at $341,000. Extremely well sold. (See January 2017 German Profile, p. 70.) appearing Behr a/c. 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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA Silver-foil insulation on firewall is eye-catchingly unoriginal looking. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,500. Many signs of quick and careless restoration were off-putting on this otherwisedecent driver-quality 220SE. One wonders what other problems might lurk below the surface. Touted as “one of the finest examples available,” but bidders were more careful and rightly stopped bidding at $25k, well below the estimate of $40k–$50k. Fairly bought and sold. #116-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE sedan. S/N 10801810020506. Eng. # 13092010021571. Copper/brown MB-Tex. Odo: 99,480 miles. Catalog highlights this 280SE’s originality but upon casual inspection, it was clear that the car lost its “einspritzung” at some point and now has dual carbs, as announced on the block. Solid body with classic Mercedes door thunk. No visible rust, but one small bubbling spot above left rear wheelarch. Paint good enough at price, but not very shiny. Call the detailer. Excellent bumpers, rest of chrome rather cloudy. Inside, one is greeted by a second set of pedals welded to the lower edge of the factory pedals. Maybe a previous owner was very short. Otherwise, interior reasonably nice. Original heater slide tabs missing and steering wheel heavily cracked. Clean used engine compartment. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $71,500. Delightful and rare car that was carefully restored with the intent of driving it. Yet another example of some of the many flawless cars in this auction. While it was offered with a reserve, owner let it go well below the estimate of $125k–$150k. A small market for these cars, but new owner made an excellent buy. #250-1916 PIERCE-ARROW MODEL 66 A-4 open touring. S/N 67219. Eng. # A4269. Gray/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 2,920 miles. Original chassis with aluminum body re-created many years and several owners ago. Engine is stated to be correct type but not original. Major restoration work done by Horseless Carriage a number of years ago. Body looks superb; only flaws were minor cracking of paint on windshield surround, tarnishing of chrome grille trim, and rubber grille support separating. Rear tires had sidewall cracking, fronts were fine. Interior perfect, with seats beautifully broken in. The immense visible flywheel is fascinating to look at, could have come from the Titanic. Cond: 1-. fairly good condition. Faded yellow respray, black fenders also resprayed at one time. Door fit poor. Running boards solid and firmly attached. Beautiful patinated door handles and steering wheel. Seats worn but still usable. Top frame appears original and in good condition, with apparently original canvas liner. A few holes visible but worth keeping. Wood floors appear original but have two non-original holes up front. Hanging Stewart-Warner fuel gauge and a mix of later gauges on dash. Engine compartment looks fairly unmolested, air filter and Marvel Mystery Oil Inverse Oiler (a classic in its own right). Beautiful engine block and finned exhaust manifold. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $66,000. Sold at Bonhams Greenwich, CT, in 2013 for $121k (SCM# 6352171), so owner took quite a loss on this no-reserve lot that sold well below the estimate of $90k– $120k. An interesting preservation-class car, a bit rough and near its restoration tipping point, but for now perhaps best left largely as-is. I was fortunate to witness it driving, but a new muffler is a must. Well bought. TOP 10 No. 9 SOLD AT $9,900. This car is unimaginably stark compared to a modern Mercedes (or Kia): no a/c, hand-crank windows, non-tinted glass, no radio. Mercedes sedans of this era retain a certain air of Teutonic integrity, even if scruffy; but I hope the buyer inspected this car in person, as the change from fuel injection to carbs and the very weird pedals certainly were not assets. The previous owner didn’t even bother to fit a battery hold-down, not a good sign. Much better examples can be had for close to this price, so very well sold. AMERICAN #159-1911 CHALMERS MODEL 30 Pony Tonneau Open Tourer. S/N 140. Eng. # M5832. Green/black cloth/dark green. RHD. Paint and body absolutely flawless, simple interior impressively restored. Engine compartment pristine as well. Subject to two restorations over the years, last one included some drivability upgrades such as electric starter, halogen lights, hydraulic rear brakes, engine valve seats and highercompression pistons, and modern oil filter. Restoration appears much newer than description implies. Cond: 1. BEST BUY 110 BEST BUY #252-1927 DUESENBERG A/Y prototype phaeton. S/N 912. Eng. # 1598. Copper/ NOT SOLD AT $340,000. A stunning car to look at; photos don’t do its size or styling justice. Beautifully restored, but perhaps its nonoriginal body and engine gave potential buyers pause. No doubt it must take some muscle and bravery to drive it as well. Last sold at RM Arizona in 2010 for $325k (SCM# 156897). The current owner decided to hold onto it, turning down a high bid of $340k. A fantastic and significant car, and despite the non-originality issue, I believe owner was correct in saving it for another day. If you’ve never seen a Pierce-Arrow 66, find the next concours that is showing one. #239-1922 MERCER SERIES 5 Sport- ing 4-dr open tourer. S/N 16210. Eng. # 6315. Yellow/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 13,166 miles. Original aluminum body in beige cloth/red leather. Odo: 20,085 miles. Body shows no visual rust or separating panels. Aged and flawed paint, last repainted in the ’50s. Fender paint appears more aged than body paint. Note on dash warned that brakes are not working. Front seat appears recently restored in leather, rear seat has older vinyl covering. Large wood panel on front seat back appears original. Stewart-Warner fuel gauge installed on dash. Engine compartment far from pristine, but still makes for good viewing. A combination of some originality and various work done over the years. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $340,000. Originally built as a styling prototype for the later Model J. Convoluted early history, with prototype’s original engine and chassis no longer with this body, the chassis allegedly having been destroyed Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA and engine now in another car. The argument against any negatives of that history is that the prototype body was the essence of this car. Previous attempt to sell in 2009 by Worldwide ended with a no-sale at $500k (SCM# 1666332). Estimate by RM Sotheby’s was $450k–$550k, and while it did not sell on the block with a high bid of $375k, it was sold post-auction for $340k, adding to its convoluted history. I consider it very well bought. #253-1930 DUESENBERG MODEL J dual-cowl phaeton. S/N 2366. Eng. # J347. Dark purple/ dark red leather. Odo: 45,892 miles. Magnificent, imposing Duesenberg—one of three Murphy dual-cowl phaetons—restored under the oversight of the consignor’s father 54 years ago. That highquality restoration is aging in a dignified manner and commensurate with the social stature of the vehicle. Very dark purple paint now chapping and bubbling. Chrome mostly nice. Seats show some wear but in a noble manner. TOP 10 No. 1 Mercedes wood steering wheel looks strange to me but apparently has been on car for many years. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $2,090,000. A very impressive Duesenberg body style and not as chromy as some. Shown in the SCM database and in a Christies sales catalog as having been sold at the 1998 Christie’s Pebble Beach auction for $717,500 (SCM# 1529607), which is contrary to the RM Sotheby’s auction catalog, which clearly states that the car has been under single-family ownership for 54 years. Based on my own knowledge, I believe that the RM Sotheby’s catalog is correct. I suspect that in a couple of years we will see it with a fresh, high-level restoration. Hopefully the new owner and his restorer will resist adding more chrome or wide whitewalls. Expensive at just over high estimate, but considering the rarity, beauty and ownership history, it really was well bought. #150-1931 FORD MODEL A coupe. S/N A4293098. Black/brown cloth. Odo: 172 miles. Neat and clean, but initially unremarkable Model A coupe with some door-fit issues and cracking paint on the fenders. It starts becoming remarkable at back, where the stock wire wheels were replaced with a Model AA truck axle, hubs, wheels and brakes. All of this to allow the feisty 40-hp Model A to tow (no doubt very slowly) an amazing 22-foot original custom house trailer for owner J.M. Keely’s mobile marine and fishing business (if he had waited a year until 1932 to buy the Ford, he could have had a V8). The trailer’s workmanship and longevity is amazing. Sleeping quarters in trailer, but most of it is filled with period outboard engines and fishing gear. Twin generators in the Ford also power the trailer fans, lighting and radio. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $82,500. The catalog estimate of $100k–$125k seemed rather optimistic, but how does one value this unique rig? At any given auction it’s “worth” whatever the high bid is. Were I the consignor, I would have seriously considered the high bid here. Only a few potential buyers have the desire or ability to house this, and I’m not sure where a higher bid is likely to be found. #237-1935 AUBURN 851 Speedster. S/N 85133952E. Eng. # GH5426. Dove Gray/ brown leather. Odo: 69,290 miles. In an auction teeming with beautiful condition 1 cars, this Auburn was a standout. I could not find the slightest flaw except perhaps that a few upholstery staples TOP 10 No. 2 112 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA seemed to be coming through on the passenger’s side inside door panel. An extremely high-level, accurate restoration, and a multiple prize winner in ACD, CCCA, AACA and Amelia Island Concours competitions. Almost impossible to imagine a better Auburn Speedster. Cond: 1. #249-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 60 Spe- cial sedan. S/N 6340590. Eng. # 510. Rivermist Gray & Dusty Gray/gray cloth. Odo: 92,941 miles. Paintwork very well done, still near flawless. No cracks or chips anywhere except on one fender skirt, an easy fix. Bumpers and other trim rechromed to very high standard. One subtle scratch on front bumper and some flaws in grille chrome were all I could find. Tires and hubcaps perfect. Interior appears very lovingly restored; some flaws now, but still fresh looking overall. Cloth seats and door panels beautiful overall, despite small bend in driver’s door lower trim piece and some very small cracks in upper door-trim SOLD AT $880,000. Unlike with its cousins in this auction, the Cords, the Schwitzer-Cummins supercharger actually was present on this car. At least one other Speedster has sold for north of $1.2 million, so the estimate of $900,000 to $1.2 million was not out of line, and I expected this magnificent specimen to sell slightly higher than it did. I’ll speculate that the present, slightly softer market, combined with the fact that this car has already been shown extensively and won everything in sight, may have tamped down the value a bit. But in terms of the caliber of machinery obtained for the money, the buyer did very well indeed. wood. One small crack in otherwise perfect steering wheel. Carpeting showing just a little wear in some spots. Engine compartment impressive, only noticeable flaw being rusty head bolts. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,500. Very fine example showing a careful, skilled restoration with no shortcuts evident. Delightful to look at and sit in. Apparently a number of bidders saw the same craftsmanship I did, and bid right up to the high estimate of $45k. Even adding commission, I would call this well bought. #255-1941 BUICK SPECIAL Sedanet 2-dr sedan. S/N 34187515. Eng. # 4400021. Burgundy/gray cloth. Odo: 9,217 miles. Nicely restored at one time. Good panel fit, paint excellent with just a few minor chips. Chrome mostly pristine. One spotlight was removed; note says it must be taken off to open hood. Inviting, fresh-feeling interior. Wood on doors a bit worn. Instruments superb looking. Headliner excellent, steering wheel had just one crack at spoke area. Original starter button located under gas pedal. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,700. Much put into the restoration of this relatively sleek Buick not that long ago. Needs little, perfect to use. With cars from this era a bit stagnant in the market right now, winning bidder took home a wonderful classic at a bargain price. Well bought. © 114 Sports Car Market


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Auctions America Hilton Head Island, SC Auctions America — Hilton Head Relaxed atmosphere brings solid sales Company Auctions America Date November 5, 2016 Location Hilton Head Island, SC Auctioneer Brent Earlywine Automotive lots sold/offered 58/103 Sales rate 56% Sales total $5,685,825 High sale Top seller at Auctions America’s second Hilton Head auction — 2004 Porsche Carrera GT, sold at $800,000 Report by Pierre Hedary Photos by Elaine Spiller Market opinions in italics their large-scale Fort Lauderdale sale. It’s an extremely laid-back auction, with many affordable cars, and very little pressure when you’re checking out a potential purchase. Like it or not, we are in a settling market. The best O cars still bring top dollar, but at a smaller auction like this one, the majority of the lots are going to be in the sub-$100k price bracket. Auctions America seems to be doing an excellent job adjusting to this by creating realistic expectations for sellers, and by providing high-quality lots at prices in line with today’s market. Understandably, sales rates were down from 67% last year to 56% this year. Of the 103 vehicles offered, 58 were sold, for a grand total of $5,685,825. This was up from last year’s total of $5,499,500, indicating that revenues are increasing as this auction attracts more lots and more enthusiasts who could possibly be eschewing the hype and glam of the Fort Lauderdale sale, while understanding that AA is a great company with which to do business. The star lot of this auction was a 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster, Lot 184. It obliterated its high estimate of $250,000 when it sold for $665,500 in an unprecedented bidding frenzy. This one had been a true one-owner example. While some may disagree, I believe that this Speedster could be resurrected without a major cosmetic restoration. Lot 168, the as-new 2004 Porsche Carrera GT, hammered for a solid $800,000. Other modern 116 n November 4, 2016, I packed up my 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300TD and headed to Auctions America’s Hilton Head Island sale, an auction drastically different from 2004 Porsche Carrera GT, sold at $800,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices supercars that brought in decent results included a 2006 Ford GT Heritage edition for $305,250 (Lot 142) and Lot 176, an Hilton Head Island, SC unusual, one-owner Porsche 911 RUF RGT that sold for $73,700. There were some great affordable cars here, too. A slough of R107 Mercedes were present. A pair of 230SLs yielded one sale at $58,300, and a 1956 300C Adenauer sold for an astonishing $102,300 as Lot 187. This was a heck of a deal, and yes, I was jealous. Many Mercedes did not sell, however, including a pair of freshly baked 190SLs, and a few R107s with lofty expectations attached. The 190SL market is undergoing an obvious restructuring where people who bought them for investment might have their hopes dashed. If you were here for an affordable car, the charming 1950 Lancia Ardea (Lot 105) sold for only $14,300, and Lot 204, the 1984 BMW M635CSi, brought a generous $12,100. Considering it runs well and is rust-free, there should be no reason to be scared of it, but it still went for more than it should. The market for high-end Italian exotics is also undergoing transformation, with a pair of Ferrari 308s not quite making it to new homes in the $65k–$72k range. Lot 175, a 328GTS, sold at $58,000, and a well-loved Testarossa (Lot 182) sold for $92,000. Another Testarossa, bid to the same amount, failed to sell. American cars were present here in sufficient Sales Totals quantities, with several accessible entry-level collectibles selling for market-correct prices. These included a very neat ’55 Ford F100 pickup (Lot 190), which brought a healthy $52,250. A notable no-sale was the 1933 Cadillac 370C V12 town sedan, Lot 158, which was bid to $50,000. I travel up to Hilton Head occasionally, and it is a great place to relax, eat fresh oysters and explore the beautiful Atlantic Coast. The auction adds to the mystique of this area, and allows one to purchase fine collectible automobiles in a subtle, honest environment or just enjoy the scenery. ♦ $6m $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2016 2015 Drew Shipley ©2016, courtesy of Auctions America


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Auctions America Hilton Head Island, SC ENGLISH #196-1949 MG TC roadster. S/N XPAG7496. British Racing Green/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 43,300 miles. Very tidy MG with above-average restoration. Some small paint chips and a few original seals. Seats slightly baggy. Flimsy panel fit as expected. Looks like it might be in order mechanically as well. Still retains dinky look that you’d expect for a tiny British car from that year. Cond: 3. ing wheel restored earlier, along with gauges. Very nice engine presentation, with correct hose clamps and good attention to detail on engine bay paintwork and carburetors. Lots of metal flake in paint. Cond: 2+. as the outside. The white really sets this one off. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $39,600. The 1960 2+2 is on the bottom end of the Austin-Healey totem pole, and with the inevitable fall back to earth that Big Healey prices are currently undergoing, these are the first to take a hit. A predictable result in today’s market, and not much better or worse than last year’s would have yielded. SOLD AT $29,150. While being an auction requirement, along with the Big Healeys, this little MG was surprisingly honest. I am always surprised to see them bring over $25,000, but this is market-correct. If the owner resells it, the losses or gains won’t be huge. #172-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 S roadster. S/N 631616DN. White/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 6,339 miles. Older restoration of this XK 150 S. Exterior is straightforward, with nothing to hide. Doors open and shut well. Some issues with panel fit, but this is typical of a Jaguar. Interior might be a little bit fresher than the rest of the car, but redone with lots of skill and attention to detail. A straightforward engine bay reveals that this car might just be as good of a driver as it is a looker. Missing correct radiator cap and hose clamps. Cond: 2+. #140-1963 AC ACECA coupe. S/N AEX796. Light blue/black leather. Odo: 53,935 miles. Borderline barn-find AC, sitting since early ’90s with minimal use. Surface rust on wire wheels with a mix of original and new paint. Vermont car, but seemingly only in use during summers. Paint peeling off roof and one singular dent in rear. Interior what you would expect for an unrestored 50-year-old British car, with original leather and wood finishes. Equipped with wheezy Weller 2-liter inline-6. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $163,900. The E-type market in the States, at least for Series I 4.2-liter cars, consistently pays up for the right stuff. Last year this might have brought more on the West Coast, but this is a normal East Coast auction sales price for an SI 4.2 roadster. GERMAN #187-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300C Adenauer cabriolet. S/N 1860336500553. Eng. # 6500108186920. DB-190 Gray/tan canvas/Parchment leather. Odo: 54,100 miles. An example of one of the rarest post-war Mercedes-Benz available, the 300C cabriolet. Healthy paintwork in original gray with no obvious shortcuts. Chrome a mix of original and replated. Lenses in good shape. Driver’s door fit so-so. Interior leather redone at some point in the past, as was wood. Leather could be better. Seat feels baggy. Manual-transmission car means it will be exciting to drive. Engine bay with various wiring repairs and some obvious shortcuts with spark-plug wires as well as items like hose clamps. These things, however, are all correctable. Looks like everything is serviceable and doesn’t need any major repairs. Cond: 2. BEST BUY SOLD AT $77,000. This was referred to as the missing AC Aceca. At this price, I doubt it will ever disappear from the spotlight again. While it needs paint work, that anemic Weller inline-6 will also need some work to make all 90 horsepower. I would call this a sound deal, but it is no longer a secret, which means it loses some of its mystique. SOLD AT $125,400. The Jaguar XK 150 did not experience the meteoric rise in values that the Mercedes 300SL or Aston Martin DB4 and 5 did. While this might be disappointing to those who bought these as potential investments, it also means that they can afford to be purchased by those of us who want a good sports car for under $500k. While not flashy, this was a great car and deserved every penny. Well bought. #120-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk I BT7 roadster. S/N 711425. Blue & gray metallic w/white/black vinyl/blue leather. Odo: 16,960 miles. Tidy restoration of an early 3000. Some paint chips on windshield frame. Some aged chrome. Nothing obviously missing or damaged. Seat leather rough. Steer- 118 #169-1965 JAGUAR XKE Series I 4.2 convertible. S/N 1E11151. White/tan canvas/ biscuit leather. Odo: 37,880 miles. Of the two Series I Jaguar E-type roadsters here, this was the more attractive. Restored to a very high standard, with only some light panel fit issues left in doors and trunk. Interior sterilized of any patina with new leather and carpet. Engine bay not accessible, but a quick glance underneath the car indicates that it looks just as nice “ SOLD AT $102,300. A super deal for the buyer. While there were a few shortcuts, they can all be fixed. Easily a steal by a minimum of $50,000. The new owner should go celebrate. #184-1957 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N 83119. Blue/tan canvas/cream vinyl. Odo: 31,261 miles. Very original single-owner Porsche Speedster with almost certainly one repaint. Exterior trim all present TOP 10 No. 4 This was referred to as the missing AC Aceca. At this price, I doubt it will ever disappear from the spotlight again. 1963 AC Aceca coupe ” Sports Car Market


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Auctions America Hilton Head Island, SC and undamaged but with some pitting. Panel fit is very good for what might be a rust-free car. Sticker on windshield indicates that it was in Chicago in 1975, so it may have already had some restoration work. Top and seats actually in very good condition, suggesting that more work may have been done to interior. Engine bay is straightforward and does not seem to have any problems. Sits on ’70s Goodyear radials. Cond: 4+. rect battery cables and all kinds of other problems. Looks like it may have been restored by a hot rod shop. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $665,500. The holy grail of Porsches, with a paper trail going all the way back to day one. While it was truly a Chicago car, there is no serious rust and no major body damage. Cars like this are impervious to minor market shifts, and I am convinced that in the 2013 rodeo it would have sold for similar money. Market correct. #121-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304212015480. Red/black canvas/black MB-Tex. Odo: 60,725 miles. Another automatic 230SL without a/c. Paint decent enough, with some blemishes to chrome. Interior also in fair condition except for a bizarre shortened shift knob. Wood center tray also incorrect add-on. Dashboard original and seat covers most likely older replacement. Engine bay a mess, with studs coming out of valve cover (there should be 13-mm Kamax or Verbus bolts), spray paint everywhere, wrong hoses and clamps, incor- NOT SOLD AT $58,000. Much like a fancy restaurant with a rat problem, this 230SL had figurative rodents living throughout its mechanicals. This is a common issue in this market, and every major auction seems to have at least one W113 that makes you wonder who assessed the car and allowed it into the sale. The low estimate of $85,000 was laughable. At half of that, it was still too expensive. Seller needs to go do his research, rectify all of the atrocities, and bring it back with a reserve of $55,000. #180-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 coupe. S/N 001771. Gray Blue Metallic/ black leather. Odo: 15,880 miles. Recent repaint shows strong effort but too much metal flake in paint. Chrome is very nice with good fit but one small ding in passenger’s front window molding. Aftermarket chrome molding installed along waistline. Seat leather probably replaced a long time ago; grain is incorrect and leather is a little bit baggy, but otherwise interior looks good. Engine bay looks very clean, with most original hose clamps; however, the person who removed the idle airvalve clearly used the wrong gasket, and it looks like it’s ready to leak some coolant there. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $82,500. Often when we go to great pains to improve something, we end up making it worse. In some ways, this was the case with this 280SE. Either way, the 3.5 coupe is the equivalent of a subtle, vintage Patek—all business mechanically, with excellent visual details. The blingy repaint on this car, along with the ugly waistline molding, kept it out of $100k territory. Still, it wasn’t a bad deal for the money, and I would have been happy to own it. #137-1975 PORSCHE 914 convertible. S/N 4752906850. Yellow/brown vinyl. Odo: 3,187 miles. Easily the cleanest 914 I’ve seen in a long time. Paint appears original; however, arguments could be made for and against. Some fatigue on weather seals. Exterior trim shows some deviation on mounting points, suggesting it may have been removed. Black rubber parts all okay. Interior excellent with very little wear on seats and what might also be original carpet. Trunk also very clean inside, as is engine bay. Definitely a very nice stock 914 for somebody who has a soft spot for one equipped with the 1.8-liter engine. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $40,700. We now know that a perfect 914 is worth about what a decent 911SC is, which is still good market performance for the slightly wealthier man’s VW. While there were some cosmetic improvements done (the extent of which is unknown), this was a timecapsule car and deserved every penny. Well bought. #204-1984 BMW M635 CSI coupe. S/N WBAEE310201050073. Blue/gray leather. Odo: 165,099 miles. Slightly worn-out 635 with many signs of use. Paint chips all over body, but no rust. Very straight with no damage to moldings and exterior trim. Odd Jongbloed wheels. Engine bay has some added details such as a fuel-pressure gauge installed, as well as an aftermarket radiator cap. Engine looks clean enough and inspires confidence. Seat leather could use some replacement, but otherwise interior is decent for the mileage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,100. I hate to hurt the collective feelings of the BMW fan club, but this was just silly money. It’s nice to see that the M6 has such a following, but this was still a windfall for the seller. This car is proof as to why people in the Mercedes camp always say 120 Sports Car Market


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Auctions America Hilton Head Island, SC that BMW fans will get excited over anything (perhaps an old refrigerator or a pile of wet hay) that has a twin-kidney grille on it. #107-1984 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N WDB1070421A001943. Chestnut brown/brown canvas/Palomino leather. Odo: 154,494 miles. When I saw that it had 154,000 miles, I guessed that the odometer might be incorrect on this unmolested 280 SL, because it looked so good. Unique Euromodel with factory a/c. Very nice paint. Exterior has some minor blemishes but nothing serious. Inside, there are two small cracks in the dash, but the original leather and wood are in good condition. Incorrect radio. Underhood air pump and air injection manifold have been added. Somebody needs to remove all of it and make it look like it did in 1984. Exhaust is incorrect. Inside of trunk relatively clean. Cond: 2. but otherwise interior is very nice. Engine extremely dry and shows signs of recent repairs. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $87,500. At 75,000 miles, the seller needed to give more mechanical input to sell this Porsche. Given how dry and clean the engine was, the case studs must have been replaced, along with items like valve guides and timing components. However, most people are not mechanics, and can’t tell these sorts of things just by looking at them. Turbo prices are floundering, and I wasn’t surprised with this result. #177-1997 PORSCHE 911 Turbo S coupe. S/N WP0AC2999VS375941. Silver/ red leather. Odo: 18,850 miles. Another flawless 911 Turbo S. Exterior shows impeccable care. Interior is just as nice, with the original red leather in stunning condition. Absolutely no-excuses car that shows no signs of neglect or mishandling. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $400,000. This might be a bit out of place at Hilton Head, given that the market demographic here favors sub-$200k vehicles. I would call this a $450k car, but the money just was not in the room. #176-2001 PORSCHE 911 RUF RGT SOLD AT $11,000. Being a gray-market car, the likelihood of the odometer being a replacement with higher mileage is possible. I was disappointed to see this 280 sell for such a low bid, but the buyer took a home run here. People are fickle, and they put too much faith in things like odometer readings. Certainly worth $20k or more. #128-1986 PORSCHE 911 Turbo 3.3 coupe. S/N WP0JB0934GS050491. Meteor Gray Metallic/Can-Can Red. Odo: 75,853 miles. Clean 911 Turbo, with recent improvements and now ready for a new life. Paint almost certainly not original, but in very good condition with excellent application. Most exterior trim either in very good condition or recent replacement. Seat leather definitely new and seat cover fit could be better. Grain and sheen of new leather inconsistent with original stuff. Some minor wear on driver’s door panel, coupe. S/N W09CB036Z1PR06032. Yellow/ black. Odo: 8,800 miles. RUF 911 in the hands of its original owner. Shows impeccable levels of care and very little use. Paint is original and in excellent condition. Interior has been stripped of anything unnecessary and now wears a nicely designed padded roll cage. Engine bay shows a few of the little modifications RUF made to up the performance. One of these includes an extra fuel pump. Looks absolutely sinister on beautiful RUF modular alloys. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $73,700. When RUF mods a car, they go all the way. This was certainly built to go fast, reflected by the numerous mechanical, aerodynamic and structural alterations. I saw this as a serious performance car for well under the market for a factory Porsche hot rod. Well bought for its level of care and all the fun the new owner will have with it. Future appreciation may come, but it will take a few years. #125-2002 BMW Z3 M coupe. S/N 5UMCN93462LK61096. Imola Red/gray & 122 Sports Car Market


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Auctions America Hilton Head Island, SC black leather. Odo: 21,000 miles. Time-capsule BMW M coupe with very few signs of use. Paint and weather seals are immaculate. Interior shows very little use with only a little bit of dirt on the carpet indicating that somebody got in and out of it. Unusual sunroofdelete option and loose left kidney in grille. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $53,900. A surprise to me, as I thought this would sell for $40,000 at best. Proof that late-model M-coupes are as desirable as older ones. However, if another 9,000 miles is added, the story might change. Very nice car for the money. (See profile, p. 84.) ITALIAN #161-1957 FIAT JOLLY roadster. S/N 07600. Light blue/white canvas/wicker. Odo: 37,641 miles. Any good auction requires the presence of a Fiat Jolly. In this case, the example was freshly restored with nice wicker and excellent paintwork. Shows absolutely no signs of use. Canvas top is a little bit aged, but otherwise no problems evident with exterior. Engine bay also very clean and leads one to believe that this car will run—slowly—with no issues Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $222,750. This was a pleasing car with good bones and a lovely interior, far better than many “preservation quality” 3500s on the market. I was not pleased, however, with what appeared to be a color change from its original gold hue to this ugly dark red color. Clearly the result of someone else’s questionable decision; let’s hope the new owner fixes this issue. A great deal compared to an Aston DB5 or similar. #205-1970 FIAT 500 Minimaxi roadster. S/N 2741029. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 61,646 miles. Another weird Fiat 500 derivative. Paint very well applied over straight body. Minimal bright trim with some paint chips on functional parts. Interior very simple and tidy. Excellent work done on color-keyed alloy wheels. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $66,000. Whether you believe that the Jolly is a very cute joke, or a whimsical anomaly, I find it perplexing that in the softening market where everyone already seems to have what they want, these are still selling at this level. We will call this today’s market correct, but I am still wondering how long this silliness will persist. #146-1960 MASERATI 3500 GT coupe. S/N 1011038. Dark red/black leather. Odo: 42,245 km. Cosmetically refreshed 3500, in what might be the wrong color. No idea how old the paint is, but it is certainly more recent than anything else on this car. Engine bay finishes otherwise original and very charming. Water pump also recently rebuilt, but it looks like everything from the hose clamps to the hardware on the engine is untouched. Body incredibly straight with no complaints. Brightwork also not overdone. On the inside, leather is original and beautiful, but dashboard is some odd shade of gold. Cond: 2. February 2017 SOLD AT $17,600. I know what you’re thinking, and I’ve never seen one either. This has to be the consolation prize for someone who realizes that the 50k outlay for a Jolly is absurd. I have a good deal of respect for the Moretti brand (my father owned one), and the high bid validates the build quality of this excellent, no-frills small car. I’d much rather have this than the modern 500. Well bought. #129-1979 FERRARI 308 GTS Spider. S/N 27895 Red/black leather. Odo: 28,501 miles. Very recent glass-out repaint on this 308 GTS, with good panel fit and excellent black trim. Interior similar, but seat leather was replaced, and has hardly been used. Engine cover does not latch properly. Recent belt service, and nothing glaringly wrong under the rear hatch. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $72,000. This was bid up to 123


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Auctions America Hilton Head Island, SC just a little more than the other 308 here, but arguably they were in similar condition, and were bid within 10% of each other. Five years ago, you could have purchased a good steelbodied 308 for $35,000. In this case, I think a more ostentatious sale would have yielded a better result. #144-1984 LAMBORGHINI JALPA coupe. S/N ZA9J00000LA12168. Red/tan leather. Odo: 63,939 km. Excellent example of the small Lamborghini. Very well-kept nonU.S. market car with beautiful paint, good panel fit and excellent trim. Given its low mileage, this would be expected. Seat leather may be replacement, as there is some creasing on it that suggests it’s new. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $92,000. The other Testarossa here sold for $92,000 (with commission), indicating that at this auction, if you bring a Testarossa, it’s probably going to get bid to the sub-$100k level. However, both of these had over 30,000 miles, so it might be that buyers really want very low-mileage examples if they are going to have to cough up big money. This is a market with high expectations, and only the best sell for top money. #182-1990 FERRARI TESTAROSSA SOLD AT $72,600. A time capsule from Lamborghini’s darkest hour, the Europe-only Jalpa is starting to become more common stateside. While keeping up with the Ferrari 308, the surge in popularity of the ’80s Countach may be creating a sub-market for the Jalpa. The sale price was better than I expected, so the seller did all right here. #175-1987 FERRARI 328 GTS Spider. S/N ZFFXA20A0H0069509. Gold/tan leather. Odo: 53,890 miles. Unusual Ferrari with gold exterior, brown carpets, door panels and tan seats. Exterior in good order, with what I think is original paint. Gaps also per factory. Some light wear on driver’s seat, but otherwise in good condition inside. Aftermarket radio. One knob missing for exterior mirror. No indication of recent services, but engine looks extremely clean and tidy. Cond: 2+. coupe. S/N ZFFAA17B000083593. Red/black leather. Odo: 35,172 miles. Very clean Testarossa, with higher mileage than is usually observed at auction. Looks like it has been used and enjoyed, but kept in excellent condition. Front windshield cloudy. Paint chip along rain gutter, but otherwise very original. Rubber seals all good. Interior virtually unworn, with some light cracking in leather. Mechanically tidy, very dry underneath. Cond: 2+. of these break $25,000 at auction (this was the low estimate); however, in the future, with continuous good care, this might be a reality. A fun, if somewhat cosmetically tender, little gem whose time has not come yet. The offering might as well be regarded as an indicator for other potential sellers of low-mileage, latemodel Alfa Spiders. #170-1997 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO VT roadster. S/N ZA9RU37B0VLA12751. Red/white leather. Odo: 7,913 miles. When a Lamborghini shows up at auction, this is what you’re looking for. No sign of paintwork and even the door seals, which are quite fragile, seem to be perfect. Only exterior blemish is a broken driver’s door push button. The interior is factory-perfect, except for signs of someone putting their elbow on the arm rest, for which I can’t fault anyone. Engine bay extremely clean and show signs of good maintenance Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $92,000. Those who understand these types of cars know that somewhere between 40,000 and 75,000 miles, major mechanical work will be needed. This could have scared the collectors away. However, an astute bidder would have also observed what an excellent example of the Testarossa this was. Indeed, at the selling price it was a bargain, considering it can be driven without guilt. Another 5,000 miles shouldn’t hurt it at all. #116-1992 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER Ve- SOLD AT $59,400. The 328 is a much more refined vehicle than the 308, but this often lessens appeal in the collector car world. Case in point, this gold 308 sold for less than the average 308 GTS, probably because of the color. However, I loved it and I thought in today’s questionable market someone did just fine. #167-1989 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A4K0080111. Sera Blue Metallic/gray leather. Odo: 34,475 miles. With plenty of late-model Ferraris here, this one was easily the most subtle. Excellent original paint with no noticeable blemishes: clearly used carefully. Interior show some very subtle signs of use. Engine is also very clean. Cond: 1-. 124 loce convertible. S/N ZARBB32N3N7004707. Dark green/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 28,939 miles. One of those cars that is very hard to keep in number 1 condition. Exterior is totally original, with no signs of paintwork. Bright trim, wheels and plastic bumpers are in great condition. Interior shows some light creasing on seats, but otherwise nothing to fault. One of the best spiders I’ve ever seen. Electric antenna mast sticks up just a little bit, but this doesn’t look like a deal-breaker. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $200,000. This Diablo reached a high bid that was fair even in the market two years ago. I am hesitant to say the market has stalled for these legendary supercars, but the high estimate of $255k was optimistic. Better luck at an Arizona or south Florida sale, perhaps. JAPANESE #114-1972 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER utility. S/N FJ40117735. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 61,777 miles. The typical Toyota Land Cruiser—but this one is a limited edition with recent aftermarket a/c. Slightly above utilitarian repaint, numerous paint chips and a little damage to the metal frame of the driver’s door. Dash cover and seats certainly original. Aftermarket stereo. Right door check strap disconnected. Engine bay on this is designed to work, but honestly it still looks a little bit messy. Lots of ambiguous wiring repairs do not inspire confidence. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. I haven’t seen one NOT SOLD AT $29,000. Another cash injection of $4,000 could get this to the mid-thirties, but there were too many items that a collector would have fussed over on this FJ. Sports Car Market


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Auctions America Hilton Head Island, SC While it is tricky to make a vehicle that is designed as a workhorse look like a show piece, the best place to start is by fixing electricalsystem shortcuts and obvious blemishes. #127-1991 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R coupe. S/N BNR32016571. Jet Silver Metallic/gray cloth. RHD. Odo: 17,360 km. Very clean and recently imported Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R. No excuses on exterior, with excellent paint and panel fit. Some paintwork may have occurred in the past. Interior delightfully bland, but in good condition. Mechanicals would have passed health inspection if they were food-prep surfaces. Various stickers indicate authenticity and low mileage. Definitely an unmolested Skyline. Cond: 1-. Looks like it needs to be used and driven. Easily mistaken for the real thing. Cond: 2+. it may have had a rough life early on. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $83,600. In the previous owner’s hands for 25 years, making the tatty paint acceptable. The Marti Report did not specify factory air, but the system looks authentic. This and the dealer demo-status may have hurt it a little, as well as the aging paint. Exterior condition aside, this GT350 did very well in a market that is going slightly soft. A fair buy. SOLD AT $115,000. For those of us who can’t touch a ’60s Cobra (or have one we don’t want to put the wear and tear on), this is a great, and very affordable, alternative. I would have a hard time differentiating it from an original, but then again, I am also no Cobra expert and would love to know how similar this is to the actual thing. At 100% of the experience for about 75% less than the original, this looks like a fair deal, although it may not appreciate strongly in the near future. SOLD AT $44,000. There’s a new source of revenue in the collector car world—Japanese market imports. Viewed with the same curiosity with which one would evaluate an alien spacecraft, this garnered more attention on the block than the many European collectibles did. However, in my opinion it’s still kind of like a fast Camry, with limited visual appeal and too many moving parts under the hood. Once you start driving it, it will lose value. AMERICAN #174-1965 SHELBY COBRA replica roadster. S/N CSX8039. Silver/red leather. Odo: 40 miles. Later production (replica) Cobra. Looks fresh out of the wrapper. Seat leather is brand new. Panel fit also pretty good. #159-1968 SHELBY GT350 convertible. S/N 8T03J18033702981. Blue metallic/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 92,885 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. This Shelby shows some obvious imperfections in its paint, with spider cracks in the nose and hood. Paint also lifting on trunk surfaces. Numerous chips. Interior slightly aged and possibly redone at some point. Weatherstripping in good condition. Alloy wheels also clean and polished. Powertop works, as does a/c. Marti Report also tells us it was a dealer demonstrator, meaning that #163-1973 CHECKER MARATHON wagon. S/N A12W364631379A. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 17,580 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. An unusual car that presents well (“well” meaning slightly above average) on the outside with no visible rust. Older repaint with some imperfections in paint and chrome. Interior is very basic, with a tear in the driver’s seat and some duct tape holding things together. Exterior plastic and chrome parts not in the best shape, but all complete. Not a badlooking car for a utility vehicle, and engine free of leaks. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,850. Leave it to the Americans to take the inside of a sturdy, pleasant old station wagon and make it seem like the inside of a prison cell from “American History X.” The brown naugahyde, wires dangling from the dash, duct-tape seats, the ready-to-impale-you Chevy pickup steering wheel and awful suspension made me wonder who would have spent anything over a few thousand on this Checker. Truly an afterthought in automotive engineering. The seller won this one. #142-2006 FORD GT coupe. S/N 27895. Blue, white & orange/black leather. Odo: 34,000 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. A most unusual sight: a Ford GT with more than ten miles on it! One little scratch on left headlight. Very clean paint with only a few signs of use. Steering-wheel center button fading, which probably coincides with the amount of horn use you should have with this car. Otherwise looks like a good usable GT. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $305,250. The fact that this GT does not have to be stored in a refrigerator to protect all of its finishes added value, and may have attracted a buyer who wants one to use as a driver. The loss in total value was not that high, either, because I have seen several with lower miles sell for similar money. © 126 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL Bonhams — The Zoute Sale Rare Porsches take the spotlight Company Bonhams Date October 7, 2016 Location Knokke-Heist, BEL Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 29/31 Sales rate 94% Sales total $5,056,963 High sale 1955 Porsche Pre-A 1600 Speedster, sold at $653,361 Buyer’s premium Playing hard-to-get helped it sell well over estimate — 2016 Porsche 911 R coupe, sold at $538,062 15%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.90) Report and photos by Leo Van Hoorick Market opinions in italics motors, exclusive sports cars and the world’s most prestigious marques lived another sty celebration of the crème de la crème of auto on the Belgian coast. The event comprised a regularity rally, a rally for modern GT cars, a d’elegance and a sale by Bonhams that focused on quality over quantity. Having consigned not less than 11 fine examples of K the marque, this year’s auction at the exclusive Belgian seaside resort became a homage to Porsche, and the most successful to date. Two models of the marque — along with a Mercedes — achieved world-record prices in the packed sale room, which saw an impressive 29 out of 30 cars successfully sold. Highlights of the Zoute sale included Lot 35, the 2016 Porsche 911 R, regarded as the most sought-after modern Porsche today. Launched new at the beginning of this year at $184,900, all 991s produced were sold before being officially released. When Bonhams offered the first model to come to auction, there was the expected bidding frenzy. The car was estimated at $274k–$385k, and no fewer than 11 telephone bidders fought against the room, where it eventually hammered for $538,062. 128 nokke-Heist hosted the seventh edition of the Zoute Grand Prix on October 6–9, 2016. After six successful editions, lovers of vintage Another world record at auction was achieved on Lot 27, when the exKnokke-Heist, BEL rek Bell factory prototype 1987 Porsche 928 sold for $281,842. One only five prototype Club Sports built for Porsche’s factory drivers, this model was first owned by five-time Le Mans winner Bell, and is believed to be one of only three to have survived. And the records kept tumbling when a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda (Lot 26) with rare factory-delivered 5-speed ZF gearbox, sold for $256,220 — another Bonhams world record at auc- n for this highly popular model. The 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster, one of the rarest Pre-A Speedsters, took the top sale as Lot 28. A multiple-concours class win- ner, it boasted matching numbers, matching colors and an original 1,600-cc engine. First owned until 1958 by Belgian racing driver Yves Tassin, who still lives in Knokke Le-Zoute, it was entered by its current owner last year in the Zoute Concours d’Elegance, where it won the trophy for “Most Sensitive Restoration.” After a lengthy bidding battle between a telephone bidder and a couple in the room, it achieved an incredible $653,361. “This was the fourth Zoute sale—and it keeps getting better and better,” said Philip Kantor, Head of European Motorcars for Bonhams. “It demonstrates once more that collectors will target motor cars with magnificent provenance and rarity status.” ♦ Sales Totals $9m $7.5m $6m $4.5m $3m $1.5m 0 Sports Car Market 2016 2015 2014 2013


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL BELGIAN #24-1963 APAL-PORSCHE 1600GT coupe. S/N 1250736. Eng. # 62739. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 28,503 km. Belgian sports car. This one is based on a 1957 Beetle chassis and has a totally rebuilt Porsche 1600 engine. Only two owners from new. There are invoices on file for more than $30k, $27k of which were spent on the engine. The interior received new carpets and the electrical system was converted to 12-volt. The rest of the car is in original, rather scruffy condition. Scratches and some cracks, paint rough. Extra switches were added in a sort of amateurish way and there is some wiring hanging loose under the dash, but who cares—everything seems to work. French papers, some service history and original APAL documentation. Cond: 4+. Clean engine compartment. Engine was rebuilt in 2012 by marque specialist Rod Briggs; invoice on file, together with owner’s handbook and assorted documents. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $307,464. The only pre-war of the sale; that is just the way things are going in sales that are not dedicated especially to really old cars nowadays. One of only 40 built and probably one of the best around, too. Sold just over midestimate to an online bidder. Fair both ways. #29-1955 SWALLOW DORETTI road- ster. S/N T5621E. Ice Blue/black canvas/blue vinyl. Odo: 387 km. A rare piece of British motoring heritage. Sold new in France. Restored some years back by the sons of the woman who was the second owner. Straight panels and paint holding well, but orangepeeling in places. Good chrome and gaps. Body has some similarities with contemporary Austin-Healey, especially at the rear. Interior looks new but a bit over the top with piping on seats and carpets. Engine bay well cared for with Triumph TR2 engine and running gear. Instruments nice and TR-sourced, too. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. build details as well as photographic record on file. Comes with BMIHT certificate and Dutch registration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $134,516. The BN2 roadster was short-lived, but is arguably the most desirable of the Healeys because of the 4-speed gearbox, although BN1s fetch higher prices in general. Sold close to its high estimate of $137,400 but considering its condition, worth every penny. Both buyer and seller should be pleased. (See profile, p. 72.) #11-1969 AUSTIN MINI Cooper S Mk II Rally 2-dr sedan. S/N CA2SB1254227A. Eng. # 12HE25112479. Sandy beige/black/ black cloth. Odo: 25,659 km. A legendary Mini fully prepared for historic rallying. Clean-looking exterior with good chrome and shut lines. A battery of headlights and nice Minilite wheels shod with Yokohama Advance racing tires. Roll bar, OMP buckets, red Oreca harnesses, Brantz electronic tripmaster and leather steering wheel. Very clean engine bay. Accompanying documents consist of Heritage Trust Certificate, FIA and FIVA papers and Belgian Carte Grise. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $70,461. Mr. Pery is a Belgian who produced bathtubs in polyester. In 1961 he started producing cars inspired on the Porsche Carrera Abarth and using written-off VW Beetle chassis and mechanicals. In all, 150 of these coupes were built, 30 of which had a Porsche 1600 engine and Porsche dials in the dashboard. Later, APAL was successful in building dune buggies, Formula Vee racing cars and replica Porsche Speedsters. A rare piece of Belgian automotive history and a must-have for Porsche collectors. It sold a tad under mid-estimate, which seemed right to me. ENGLISH #33-1937 AC 16/80-HP short-chassis roadster. S/N L525. Eng. # UBS7492. Jewelesence Wedgwood Blue/blue canvas/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 40 miles. Matching numbers and extremely well maintained. Paint in excellent condition. Restored for sure, but no details available. Nice Greyhound radiator mascot. Matching dark blue interior and assorted folding top. Dark blue wires are nice SOLD AT $76,866. The Doretti was built by Swallow Coachbuilding Co., part of William Lyons’ empire. Paradoxically, another of Lyons’ companies made the SS cars that adopted the Jaguar name post-war. One of 276 produced, of which presumably 74 still exist. Bonhams sold one at the Greenwich sale in June for $2,000 less (SCM #6799890), so this looks market-correct. #30-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-4 BN2 roadster. S/N BN2L320671. Eng. # 1B230671M. Blue/dark blue canvas/blue vinyl. Desirable BN2 delivered new to the U.S. Equipped with optional laminated windscreen and heater. Freshly restored both mechanically and cosmetically, no expense spared. Excellent light blue metallic paint. Chrome and trim bits up to the same standards. Crisp blue interior and new matching mohair top. Wood-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel. Four-speed with overdrive. Spotless engine bay and undercarriage. Ready for any concours. Invoices and SOLD AT $35,871. This car was advertised as being a real 1,275-cc Mini Cooper S. At the beginning of the bidding, however, it was announced that it was just a well-prepared Mk II built into S spec. At first the news looked like a cold shower, but at such a level of preparation, it proved to be of not much influence. This ready-to-race Mini sold just over its low estimate of $33,000. A bargain for an amateur of historic rallying. #14-1974 ASTON MARTIN V8 Series III coupe. S/N V811303LCA. Eng. # V5401303EE. Blue metallic/tan leather. Odo: 77,351 miles. Delivered new to the U.S., then brought to the Netherlands. Older restoration still holding up well, but with some scratches in paint. Some weather stripping due for replacement. Relatively low mileage believed original. Original interior in good condition, with signs of usage according to mileage. Aftermarket detail, adding to the charming looks of the car. 130 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL Blaupunkt radio. Engine bay clean and well maintained. Quadruple carburetors typical for series III V8. Manual ZF 5-speed. Stainlesssteel exhaust. Center of alloys painted. Goodyears in good condition. Netherlands registration. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $140,921. A rare cocktail: factory delivered, early manual LHD. Three bidders on the phone and one online. It sold to a telephone bidder well over the high estimate of $132k. Well sold indeed. FRENCH #32-1964 CITROËN DS 19 Décapotable convertible. S/N 4272091. Blue metallic/ black canvas/blue leather. Odo: 69,240 km. Desirable “first nose” model, delivered new to France. Three owners from new. Completely restored in Holland at the beginning of this century, including a retrim of the interior and renewal of the electrics. Good panel fit with good shut lines. Beautiful paintwork. Rocker panels not okay on both sides. As-new interior with desirable Jaeger instruments. Semi-automatic gearbox. Well-cared-for engine compartment. Engine and transmission were overhauled a year ago, invoices on file. Hubcaps mildly pitted. Dutch registration. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $653,361. There is a lot of to-do about Speedsters lately. Are people still aware that they were in fact meant as a “cut-price” entry-level model for the U.S. market? For this particular car, there was a gap of $220k between low and high estimate; nobody really knew what was going to happen with it. It gathered a lot of attention at the preview. There were two determined telephone bidders and several in the room. Eventually a phone bidder took it home at an unexpected price, well above high estimate of $605k. Well sold. #22-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE cabriolet. S/N 11102512004350. Eng. # 1309801233156. Green metallic/black canvas/ brown leather. Odo: 27,053 km. U.S.-spec car, comprehensively restored in the U.K. in 2010. Invoices for over $70k on file. The car has seen little use since restoration and is in excellent condition throughout. Very pleasing colorcombo. Chrome looks new. New leather interior. Factory a/c and period Becker Grand Prix radio. Engine bay dusty and not in line with rest of car. New tires. U.S. title, EU customs paid. Cond: 2-. age and is in excellent original condition. One remark on the interior: The MB-Tex of the seats has hardened and feels a bit cardboardlike. Recent Michelin MXVs fitted. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $256,220. A stunning car and my favorite of the sale. I wasn’t alone, as there was some fierce bidding bringing the price quickly to record level. Probably the most expensive standard Pagoda ever. A lot of money, in my opinion, but find another one in this condition. Well sold. #36-1969 PORSCHE 912 Soft-Window Targa. S/N 129010445. Eng. # 409 5152. Blue/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 73,698 miles. Sold new to California and stayed in the same family ownership until 2014, then sold to a classic-car dealer in Holland. Never restored or repainted. Believed 100% original, apart from Euro-spec headlamps. Panels still okay, but some scratches and stone chips. Front bumper damaged. Rare soft window was an option in 1969; standard Targas were delivered with fixed rear window. Interior well kept, steering wheel re-covered with leather strip. Original Blaupunkt radio and Hirschmann aerial. Engine bay dusty. New Vredestein tires. Original documents and toolkit. Porsche Certificate of Origin. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $202,414. Renowned French coachbuilder Chapron built 389 of these cabriolets. Just before the sale, a problem with the chassis number arose: It might be very well possible that a sedan was used during restoration. This was announced before the sale to all bidders. This didn’t deter them much; it was sold over the phone for a hefty price to a bidder who claimed to know the car and its history very well. Well sold. GERMAN TOP 10 No. 5 #28-1955 PORSCHE 356 Pre-A Speedster. S/N 80926. Eng. # 60004. White/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 1,440 km. Rare Pre-A Speedster with an early 1,600-cc engine, the fourth built. Sold new in Belgium, only four owners from new. Recently restored to concours condition using a maximum of original parts. Winner of several awards in recent years. Matching numbers and matching colors. Engine and gearbox completely overhauled. Much documentation including a Certificate of Authenticity and documents relating to the car’s history and a race in 1957 in which it participated with its first owner, gentleman-driver Yves Tassin. Belgian registration. Cond: 1-. 132 SOLD AT $140,921. Elegant convertible, next-most-desirable variant of this model, after the now-expensive 280 SE 3.5. Looking at the engine bay, it seems that the mechanicals didn’t get as much attention as the rest of the car. Price-wise, American spec is a drawback on the European market. So I wasn’t surprised it sold under its low estimate of $143k, despite the looks. Advantage to the buyer. #26-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304410006445. Eng. # 13098310002572. Red metallic/red canvas & metal/brown MB-Tex. Odo: 106,837 km. Sold new in France. One of the 283 that left the factory with a 5-speed ZF gearbox. Options included a hard top, Becker Grand Prix radio, automatic antenna and two door mirrors. A few years back the car received a respray in its original Red Metallic color, a beige top was fitted, matching the interior color, and new carpets were fitted. The car has genuine mile- SOLD AT $102,488. Believed to be one of only 26 Porsche 912 LWB Targas with optional “soft window.” Highly original, which makes it stand out. The 912 had the old 1600cc of the 356 and was meant as an entry-level model, with the 911 turning out to be too expensive for existing 356 clients. This one sold close to the price of an early 911 Targa, but still fairly well bought. #16-1972 BMW 3.0 CSI coupe. S/N 2263293. Eng. # 2263293. Fjord Metallic/blue leatherette & cloth. Odo: 29,872 km. Delivered new in France, hence the yellow headlights. Completely restored both mechanically and cosmetically to the highest standards in the beginning of the ’90s and still excellent. At the same time, the odometer was zeroed. A very original car with good paint and chrome. Well-kept interior with wood-rimmed steering Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL wheel. New Kleber tires. Engine bay well presented. BMW Certificate of Authenticity and full history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $58,931. Relatively rare Baur cabriolet on 2002 chassis, dating from long before BMW introduced its own 3-series full cabriolet. A car with potential, but it lost much of its charm in a poor restoration job. Despite that, it flew past its high estimate, leaving no room for a proper and deserved restoration. Extremely well sold. #31-1976 PORSCHE 911 Carrera coupe. SOLD AT $66,617. Civilized version of the legendary Batmobile. Body reminiscent of the elegant 2000C/CS coupes, but with more power. The CSi was the forerunner of the later M6. You don’t see these often at auction. Quite some interest in the room. Sold for high estimate. Fair both ways. #37-1972 BMW 2002 Baur convertible. S/N 2795174. Green/black vinyl/gray vinyl & cloth. Odo: 91,213 km. Sold new in Germany. Said to have been completely dismantled during restoration, with photographs on file to prove it. Engine, gearbox, brakes were overhauled in the process, and a new wiring harness installed. Despite that, restoration was not a top job. Variable panel fit, chrome strips uneven. Cheap aftermarket high-beams. Reupholstered interior with wrong material. No radio. New soft top and targa roof. Pictured in the catalog with nice period rims, but offered for sale with steel rims. Engine bay clean and attractive. Cond: 3-. S/N 9116609034. Eng. # 6668056. Copper Brown/brown leatherette & tartan cloth. Odo: 78,573 km. One of a mere 113 Sondermodells produced. After almost 20 years in storage, this car was restored recently. All rubber was replaced and the car was repainted to the highest standard. Engine and gearbox were overhauled. The low odometer reading of less than 80,000 km is believed to be genuine, a conclusion supported by the condition of the original interior. Period Blaupunkt radio and rare electric sunroof. Fairly new Pirellis. Comes with books, tools, owner’s manual and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 2-. sidering exceptionally original and unmolested condition. #17-1981 PORSCHE 911SC 3.0 coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ91ZBS129588. Eng. # 6318102. Mint green/brown vinyl & cloth. Odo: 105,117 km. Delivered new in Japan. Matching numbers and rare factory color combination. Original paint holding up very well. Good and straight body, excellent shut lines. Optional electric sunroof. Original interior with checkered pattern in very good condition. Non-original Sony radio. Clean engine bay showing this car is well maintained. It benefited from a recent service. Pirelli tires in good condition. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $66,617. In its day, one of the fastest sports cars, yet sophisticated and comfortable to use. Japanese provenance is no plus, as cars living in Japan are generally more used than mileage may indicate, due to many standstills in heavy traffic. Sold well over its high estimate of $55k, but given general condition, fairly well bought. SOLD AT $204,156. The Sondermodell coupes never appeared in factory brochures and were only sold in Germany during the last two months of the 1976 model year. They were the last Porsches with mechanical MFI injection. Performance enhancements included flared rear wheelarches, Bilstein dampers, larger wheels and a limited-slip differential. Not much interest in the room, but eventually it found a taker post-block. Well bought, con- #25-1981 PORSCHE 924 Carrera GT coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ93ZBN700217. Eng. # 31500229. Red/black cloth. Odo: 50,371 km. One of only 406 built. Delivered new to Germany. Finished in the model’s most common color. Recently recommissioned. Work included rebuilding the engine, fitting a new turbo and a gearbox overhaul. The body had a full respray in the original color. Correct Fuchs wheels with aluminum rims, shod with fairly new Bridgestones. Very well-preserved interior with typical black velvet seats and red pinstripe. Carpeting showing age. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, Dutch papers. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $70,461. One of the more desirable 924s in very good condition, albeit restored. The 924 line is not the most sexy, and prices haven’t followed the movement of the rear-engined Porsches. This one sold close to its low estimate of $71,500. No harm done. #10-1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E Cosworth 2.3-16 sedan. S/N WDB20103- 134 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL 41F161733. Dark gray metallic/black leather. Odo: 142,809 km. Sold new in Switzerland. Well-kept example in overall good condition with real mileage as proven by service history. Many options including electric sunroof. Interior still fresh, but driver’s seat slightly baggy. Said to have been recently serviced in a Mercedes workshop. Original service manual and instructions for the adjustable suspension in original M-B pouch. An honest car offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. Comes with personalized 928 CS Book, Porsche factory correspondence and press articles, instruction manuals, Belgian registration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $281,842. Three of the five cars still survive. Expectations were high, looking at the low estimate of $247k, and they were met. For a long time, 928s were kind of forgotten; most of them change hands for less than $50k. Recently, prices have been moving up, especially for the later GTS models. This car sold close to its high estimation of $291k, no doubt the most expensive 928 ever. #19-1989 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 3.2 SOLD AT $28,184. The basic sports version of the Baby Benz, as there were also the Evo I and Evo II homologation specials. Not exceptionally rare or collectible. In my opinion, to be classified as a second-hand car. Price offered was all the money. Well sold. #27-1987 PORSCHE 928 Club Sport prototype coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ92ZHS842014. Eng. # 81H01312. White/black leather. Odo: 71,970 km. One of five Club Sport prototypes Porsche built for their factory drivers: Jacky Ickx, Bob Wollek, Jochen Mass and Hans Stuck, with this particular example belonging to Derek Bell. Unlike other CS, these had a passenger’s door mirror and full leather interior. This car has carpets with the name and helm-logo of Bell embroidered in Targa. S/N WP0ZZZ91ZKS140968. Eng. # 63K03641. White & orange/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 105,773 km. After a short career of only two years with the Dutch highway police, this car was sold in Italy and returned to civilian status, but many of its special features remained in place. Only recently it was restored by a “Rijkspolitie enthusiast” in Belgium to its original police specification using original old-stock accessories. Equipment is said to be complete and working. Original police equipment includes suits, helmets etc. Detailed Porsche Classic Check (2015), Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, Belgian registration and valid technical inspection. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. Odo: 79,112 km. Rare Turbo Targa of the 1989 model year, the only year it was available with 5-speed manual gearbox. Low mileage believed to be genuine. Original paint in good condition, with minor scratches and stone chips. Black roll bar. Well-kept interior with leather in excellent condition. Porsche radioCD player. Engine clean and recently serviced. Underwent stringent 111 Points Check as well as compression test earlier this year. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, original manuals. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $339,492. Rare “triple black” (black body, black interior, black hoop panel) example of one of the most iconic sports cars of its age. It was one of the stars at this sale, and rightfully so. As the Porsche market is cooling down a bit, good cars such as this still fetch serious money. Fair both ways. #12-1992 PORSCHE 968 Club Sport SOLD AT $121,705. For the third consecutive year, a Police Porsche was offered in Knokke. Invariably, they sell for much more than a civil Targa. This one had all its toys in working order, and as the auctioneer put it, “No one will stop you on the way home.” Fair both ways. them. Mph speedo instead of standard km/h. Alpine radio with massive amp behind the driver’s seat. Excellent condition throughout. TOP 10 No. 10 #21-1989 PORSCHE 930 Turbo Targa. S/N WP0ZZZ93ZK-S010073. Eng. # 67K 00272. Black/black leather. SOLD AT $64,055. For a long time Porsche has been making Club Sport versions of its models, intended for on-track performance. They do without the standard luxury equipment to save weight and have reinforced parts, enhanced performance, and of course, are built in very small numbers. Engine is a huge 4-cylinder of almost 3 liters. Sold mid-estimate, so fair both ways. TOP 10 No. 6 136 #35-2016 PORSCHE 911 R coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZGS194097. White & green/black & brown leather. Odo: 52 km. Brand-new car, said to have been delivered new in Sweden. Delivery miles. Black Sports Car Market coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ96ZPS815295. Eng. # 42PO1686. White/black cloth. Odo: 84,264 km. Delivered new in Spain to the late daredevil and television show host Álvaro Bultó, son of the founder of Bultaco motorcycles. Well-cared-for original paint. Unscathed alloys with new Michelin rubber. Quite big gaps between side skirts and rear bumper, typical for the model. Interior very nice with Recaro competition seats. Well-detailed engine bay. Stringent Porsche 111 Points Check carried out recently. Service book attesting original mileage, Spanish papers. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2-.


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL and brown two-tone leather interior and a long list of options. Somewhat confusingly, the seventh generation of Porsche’s perennial 911 was designated “Type 991,” succeeding the Type 997. The 911R was meant as a pure, emotive 911, inspired by the 911R of 1967, a lightweight and basic model commissioned by Ferdinand Piëch for racing purposes, some 20 of which were built. Cond: 1. 4-cylinder engine make for lively performance. And it all comes in a very elegant package. Swiss documents mean extra import duties, but that didn’t deter bidders both in the room and on the phone. It quickly went over its high estimate of $220k. Final bid was placed on the phone. Well sold. #18-1962 MASERATI 3500 GTI coupe. SOLD AT $538,062. Of the new R, only 991 will be produced. They were offered to Porsche’s preferred customers at base of $185k and sold out in a wink, leaving many enthusiasts disappointed. Motoring website Jalopnik described it as “the best manual 911 you can’t buy.” Amazing that a car still being delivered is already offered at auction, but not the first time someone tries to make a quick buck with an exclusive new car. A gamble that payed off in this case: The car sold at almost double its low estimate of $274k after a prestige battle between two telephone bidders. ITALIAN #15-1957 ALFA ROMEO 1900 Super Sprint coupe. S/N AR1900C10301. Blue/red leather. Odo: 18,811 km. Delivered new to Florence, Italy, where it stayed for 30 years with the same owner. Fully restored between 2002 and 2006—photographs and invoices on file—and still holding up well. Good gaps and straight panels. Not all of the chrome is in top condition. Chrome wires shod with Michelin X radials. As-new interior with beautiful red leather seats and new carpeting. Period Nardi steering wheel. Dials perfect. Rare column shift. No radio. Engine bay clean, but not top. New exhaust. ASI document, Swiss papers. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $262,626. Lightweight Superleggera aluminum body and powerful S/N AM1012290. Eng. # AM1012290. Blue/ blue/brown leather. Odo: 59,129 km. Delivered new in Italy. Restored some nine years ago to a very high standard. Desirable discbrake model with 5-speed ZF gearbox. Still in beautiful condition with straight panels, good shut lines and excellent paint. Brightwork very good except for rusted trident logo in front grille. High beams also with corrosion marks. New leather and carpeting inside. Plasticrimmed Nardi wheel. Period Clarion radio. Engine bay impeccable, with triple Weber sidedrafts replacing the original Lucas mechanical injection. Original 3500 GTi wheels. Stainless-steel exhaust. Cond: 3+. visible, this was a perfect car. It sold close to its low estimate of $220k—advantage to the seller. #34-1963 MASERATI SEBRING Series I coupe. S/N AM10102105. Eng. # AM10102105. Grigio Flemington/red leather. Odo: 74,716 km. Delivered new in Sweden. Confirmed by Maserati as being one of only four carbureted models. Matching-numbers car. Partially restored in 2015. Repainted and retrimmed in original colors. Interior smells new. Nice dash with plastic-rimmed Nardi steering wheel. Body straight with excellent panel fit and gaps. Brightwork good except for rear bumper which is not straight. Engine said to have been partially overhauled. Engine bay clean with some usage marks. Maserati Certificate of Origin and Swedish registration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $269,031. One of 591 Sebrings built, most of which had a Vignale body like this one. Stylish and with ample power and modern features such as 4-wheel-disc brakes or 5-speed gearbox. Sold under the low estimate of $286k. Well bought. #40-1973 MASERATI MERAK coupe. SOLD AT $230,598. If you compare these Maseratis with contemporary Aston Martins, they offer the same level of sophistication and power, but at a much lesser price. They are a regular sight at auctions, and prices are moving up in recent years. Apart from a somewhat sterile interior and an exhaust that was too S/N AM1220526. Eng. # AM1220526. Oro Longchamps/black leather. Odo: 28,254 km. The most powerful version of the Merak, with 3.0-liter power. Body underwent a conservative restoration in 2013 to its original color. Good gaps and rubber. Door handles pitted, front bumper wavy. Campagnolo alloys repainted. Interior was gray velvet originally, now expertly retrimmed in black leather. Second version of the dashboard with oval dials very ’70s. No radio. Engine bay clean but dusty. Brakes overhauled some six months ago. Italian registration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $76,866. The Merak is lighter than the Bora of which it is derived minus two cylinders. Kind of a mini-supercar. It offers interesting performance and has the advantage of two small seats at the rear with the smaller drivetrain. Sold under low estimate of $82k. Advantage to the buyer. © 138 Sports Car Market


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Silver Auctions Vancouver, WA Silver Auctions — Vancouver, WA A Brit took the podium, but an American took the show Company Silver Auctions Date October 8, 2016 Location Vancouver, WA Auctioneer Mitch Silver, Steve Dorsey Automotive lots sold/offered 52/107 Sales rate 49% Sales total $576,760 High sale 1999 Jaguar XK8 convertible, sold at $45,360 Buyer’s premium A sleeper with a 396 mill and nearly 650 hp, and a host of upgrades — 1970 Chevrolet C10 short-box pickup, sold at $17,000 Report and photos by Jeremy Da Rosa Market opinions in italics tion. This may have been in response to Mecum Auctions coming to Portland for the first time in August, but Silver has been fairly slim the past few go-rounds, and the Portland Expo Center is quite a big place to fill. S Regardless of the motivation, the mo Clark County Fairgrounds paid off in spades. Not only was the space filled to the gills, but more lots were converted and sales totals increased by over $200,000 ilver Auctions moved to Vancouver, WA, this fall, across the Columbia River from Portland, OR, the usual site of their biannual auc- from their last Portland auction. The docket featured a range of cars and trucks, as well as a few oddities, one-offs and low-mileage survivors. There was the usual gaggle of late-model luxury and sport vehicles, but the bulk of the cars were classics. The big ticket this fall was a black 1999 Jaguar Vancouver, WA XK8 convertible with a tan interior and 111,000 miles going for $45,360. It was as loaded as you’d expect from a Jag, but the car it narrowly beat out was the real star: a condition 1 1954 Ford Ranch Wagon, customized with Mustang powertrain and suspension, modern stereo and interior, first-class black paint, and so much sex appeal that I felt like a hormone-stricken high-schooler at prom. The wagon hammered at $39,750 and was worth every cent. Silver did well this auction, with nine cars hammering north of $20,000 (including the two above), and four more selling between $15,000 and $20,000. The top pick (not top dollar) from this range was a 1970 Chevy C10 short-bed sleeper pickup. Selling for $18k, it was a race wolf in stock sheep’s clothing. It was black on black, with a built big block, 5-speed manual and dog-dish hubcaps on white-line tires, and I was a little surprised it didn’t go for more. Other cars of interest were a wild 8-door Checker Cab topped with an enormous plywood dorsal fin going for $2,250, a 1993 Subaru Justy with less than 4,000 miles (not sold), plus a ’78 Opel Kadett in need of cosmetic attention that left the building for $1,350. Other notable cars included a ’67 Olds 98 hard top for $4,320, a 1973 Porsche 914-4 for $12,250, and a barn-find Chevy 210 sedan for $4,428. Silver’s recent auctions have offered loads of cars at affordable prices (sub-$10,000), 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 coupe, sold at $14,580 140 but this fall’s outing saw a big jump in prices and corresponding quality. While the budget hobbyist (like me) might not have as many options, Silver obviously is doing something right. We’ll see what spring of 2017 brings. ♦ Sports Car Market 8% ($250 minimum), included in sold prices


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Silver Auctions Vancouver, WA GERMAN #76-1973 PORSCHE 914 convertible. S/N 4732910438. Green/black fiberglass/ black leather. Odo: 87,896 miles. Green metallic flake exterior looked great. Black top and bumpers on par, badges clean. Some wear on louvers under rear window only show of age. Original wheels and interior clean and well kept. Momo steering wheel only non-original piece inside. Hood not opened. Old Oregon license plates indicator of Northwest upbringing. Cond: 2. wish I’d brought my checkbook, especially at that price. The seller’s probably happy, but the buyer is happier. IRISH #86-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 coupe. S/N SCEDT26T3BD004101. Brushed stainless/ black vinyl. Odo: 17,171 miles. Exterior clean but showing some wear, rear window louvers faded, wear on plates and back-up lights. Body and glass good and bumpers sharp. Interior dusty, but nothing beyond normal wear and tear. No rips on seats, although one seat wore a cover. Engine bay on par, tidy but used. Pacific Wonderland plates. Looks to have been around Oregon for a while. Cond: 3+. #53-1993 SUBARU JUSTY GL hatch- back. S/N JF1KA7322. Turquoise/gray cloth. Odo: 3,874 miles. Original unrestored survivor in nearly new condition. Nearly perfect exterior except for minor dings and clearcoat blemishes on hood, plus some scratching from loading in rear hatch. Interior spotless and no wear showing, features tape deck AM/FM radio. Comes with space-saver spare tire, original jack, owner’s manual. Engine bay on par with car, clean and spotless with injected 3-cylinder. Seat-belt light doesn’t go off when belt is latched and a/c does not blow cold. Not perfect, but with those low miles it’s probably worth it. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $12,150. The metallic flake really jumped out at me, and no doubt the listed nearly 20-year garage-storage contributed to that factory paint’s excellent condition. I have every reason to believe this is a two-owner car with actual miles, and all this car needed was a little cleanup on the wheels and rear. I’d say well bought and sold on this Porsche. #36-1978 OPEL KADETT C sedan. S/N 4469B78402313. White/brown vinyl. Odo: 84,521 miles. Listed as a one-owner car, in storage for 21 years. All-original white with black decals, and brown vinyl interior. All around love needed on this rare family sedan. Straight, but lots of dings and dents, chipping on rear bumper with small oxidation spots, some rear window louvres held on with tape. Interior showing heavy wear, especially rear package tray, carpet, driver’s seat and other touchpoints. Dash and door panels in better shape. Glass good, engine bay on par with car, features original Isuzu engine. No reserve on this “Buick Opel.” Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,580. This two-owner DMC-12, despite being listed without a flux capacitor, claimed to be all original, with all updates done including a new fuel system and “new electrical updates.” Could have used a wipedown and a cleaning, but that wasn’t an issue for the buyer. Well bought and sold. JAPANESE #23-1982 DATSUN 280ZX coupe. S/N JN1HZ04S4CX431931. Red/burgundy cloth & vinyl. Odo: 171,193 miles. In storage past five years, black and gray flame decals added, looks original otherwise. Paint in average condition for year, wheels dirty but original. Engine bay on par, pitting on some metal components but complete. Interior also original, featuring tape deck, “Unleaded fuel only” sticker on dash, and somewhat out of place NASCAR floormat. Average but sharp dailydriver condition. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $4,100. Looks to be a straightforward, low-mileage car. According to the description, the timing belt and plugs were replaced during August 2016 at 3,839 miles, so looks to have had a recent service as well. The values on these low-mileage survivors are hard to gauge, but it’s another I wish I’d brought my checkbook for. Probably wise to move on and wait for the right buyer. AMERICAN #37-1940 OLDSMOBILE SERIES L 70 2-dr sedan. S/N 751389. Green/tan cloth. Odo: 20,408 miles. Listed with “VIN removed and replaced,” and no reserve. Exterior flat paint showing lots of wear. Original running boards of equal quality, rolling on Firestone whitewall bias plies with poverty caps. Exterior chrome on par with rest of car. Interior looks to be original also, but in far better condition. No wear beyond expected touchpoints for almost 80-year-old car. Missing door-lock button on passenger’s side. Unable to open hood, so no insight there. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,350. Sort of a triple alliance: Opel (an overseas division of GM) released these for U.S. consumption under the Buick label using an Isuzu engine. Despite the extended storage and ownership credentials, this Kadett C was in average condition for a nearly 40-year-old car. It needed repair in just about everything cosmetic, as well as a new fuel filter as listed. Not sure how hard it would be to fix one of these up, but I don’t imagine the Isuzu engine would be a hassle. Definitely 142 NOT SOLD AT $3,600. Nissan offered both a turbo and conventional fuel-injected 2.8-L 6 cylinder in ’82. No turbo badging, or five-lug wheels, indicate natural aspiration, and probably the corresponding lower resale value. The NADA price guide in the window ranged from $4,000 to $19,000, with the average around $9,000. Regardless of the condition, the seller was smart to keep the keys. SOLD AT $7,020. This car looked to have been in storage for a while, although there was no indication in the description. 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Fresh Meat by Chad Taylor Online sales of contemporary cars 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe rior was far too intact to have been left to the elements. That’s not to say it was clean, but assuming there weren’t any surprises under the hood, this car was a good buy at that price on future potential alone. For now, well sold. #72-1952 PLYMOUTH CONCORD Date sold: 11/23/2016 eBay auction ID: 162291522202 Seller’s eBay ID: rrbsales Sale type: Used car with 2,268 miles VIN: SCA665C59FUX85351 Details: White over red leather; 6.6-L V12 rated at 624 hp and 590 lb/ft, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $239,980, Buy It Now, sf 28 MSRP: $353,075 (as equipped) Other current offering: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, CA, offering a Diamond Black over black leather Wraith with 10 miles, for $326,750. 2015 Lamborghini Huracan coupe. S/N 18215322. Bronze/red & black vinyl. Odo: 76,102 miles. 218-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Sharp, slightly resto-mod coupe with quality paint and little to no blemishes. Massive bumpers look newer, other chrome pieces also appear to be replaced. Engine bay features repainted engine, newer radiator, alternator and electric ancillaries, K&N air filter, glass bowl fuel filter, painted firewall and interior fender wells. Interior dressed up and very functional, with original steering wheel showing minor wear, refinished dash with new stereo, seats redone in vinyl. Possible original headliner, but doubtful. Very clean car with unique color and excellent finish, listed with less than 200 miles on build. Cond: 2. USB connection. Late-model seats front and rear, plaid and red vinyl door panels with matching faux wood. Mustang engine wonderfully installed, Mustang suspension. Not quite a surf wagon, but reminds me of one. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $42,930. One of my top three or four favorites from the auction, a luxurious redux of a ’50s surf wagon with style to spare and a sexy woven top. Despite all the modern accoutrements, I’d be afraid of driving something this pristine. Lucky for me, the price was nowhere near my budget. Well bought and sold on this custom cruiser. #68-1957 CHEVROLET 210 sedan. S/N B570165728. Yellow & white/cream vinyl. Odo: 1,186 miles. 235-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Very minor surface oxidation, but overall wonderful patina on this barn find. Straight, all chrome present, wearing Idaho Old Timer plates. Seller described as “pretty sure no wrecks or repaint.” Original radio-delete panel, interior looks to be original, dash flaking, wear on regular touchpoints. Described as having most of a “pattern interior kit including headliner,” but unclear whether installation complete. Engine bay on par with car, valve cover looks like older repaint. New clutch disk, newer brakes. Described it as “most electrical, heater gauges work but needs some work” including brake lights and signals. Solid, straight car. Cond: 4. Date sold: 11/16/2016 eBay auction ID: 252627503138 Seller’s eBay ID: bentleylamborghinigoldcoast Sale type: Used car with 2,928 miles VIN: ZHWUC1ZF6FLA02939 Details: Nero Noctis over black/red leather; 5.2-L V10 rated at 602 hp and 412 lb/ft, 7-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $229,800, Buy It Now, sf 125 MSRP: $237,250 (base) Other current offering: In Calabasas, CA, Lamborghini North Los Angeles, asking $254,951 for a 2016 Viola Ophelia over Nero Ade leather Huracan, with 1,052 miles. 2015 Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG 4MATIC wagon SOLD AT $15,660. I’m not the biggest fan of those Eagle Alloy wheels, given the rest of the car. They matched the paint, but the original, repainted engine, despite dual exhaust and assumed-original 1952 plates, would benefit from a set of more subdued wheels. Regardless, the fit and finish of this Plymouth was phenomenal. The buyer paid a fair price. Well bought and well sold. #26-1954 FORD RANCH WAGON Date sold: 10/28/2016 eBay auction ID: 252606360048 Seller’s eBay ID: paulmotorco Sale type: Used car with 15,579 VIN: WDDHH7GB1FB148687 Details: Magno Alanite Grey over black leather; 5.5L, twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 577 hp and 590 lb/ ft, 7-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $84,900, Buy It Now, sf 299 MSRP: $103,200 (base) Other current offering: Bobby Rahal Motorcar Company of Wexford, PA, asking $91,440 for a 14,430 mile Cardinal Red over Ash Nappa leather E63 wagon. ♦ 144 wagon. S/N A4DW131373. Black & white/ black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 6,044 miles. 5.0-L fuel-injected V8, auto. Exterior mirrorlike, chrome perfect, rolling on wide whites with red rims and original hubcaps, custom sliding side windows with silver clips. Interior does not disappoint, with cruise-control tilt wheel, Vintage Air a/c, and woven burlap floor mats in rear cargo area. Faux-wood finish on inside of tailgate shows quite well, headliner and dash redone, analog clock non-functioning above subtle retrofit of modern stereo with Silver Auctions Vancouver, WA SOLD AT $4,428. As is the case with barn finds, a grocery list of replaced or needingreplacement parts, along with some replacement components inside. The description was unclear in places, but these cars are common enough that any potential issues can easily be resolved. Spot-on price for this car. #91-1957 FORD F-100 pickup. S/N F10J7R34355. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 82,609 miles. 223-ci I6, 1-bbl, 4-sp. Paint looks to be older respray with orange peel throughout, but shows very well. Bed unfinished and dirty, has original latches and 1957 Washington state license plates. Chrome looks great. Small chip in windshield, later chrome alloy rims with newer tires. Interior with aftermarket seat and seat belts; everything else restored to as-original including dash and gauges, but not retrofitted with modern technology. Engine bay fits car, possible repainted valve cover. Presents as a rustic older truck. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $10,000. This truck looked sharp and stout with paint/tire/short bed combo. If I was in the market for a pickup, this would be the one. Nice enough to turn heads around town, but not too nice to use as Henry Ford intended. Sports Car Market


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Silver Auctions Vancouver, WA The high bid seemed fair enough, but the seller wasn’t quite ready. #39-1959 FORD FAIRLANE 500 Sky- liner retractable hard top. S/N H9RW185837. Cream/ tan/cream & tan vinyl. Odo: 43,116 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Exterior paint good, slight cracking with very minor rust and cracking around top cover in rear. Brightwork good, California plates. Rear glass in top looks good. Looks original or older resto interior, wear along touchpoints, armrests, door handles and steering wheel. The a/c unit looks good. Original radio, unmolested dash. Engine bay on par, with older undisclosed, but completely stock, big block. Wear showing along firewall. Everything in working order on this no-reserve car. Cond: 3-. whitewall spare tire. Much has been rebuilt, including the transmission, but there is still some work to be done on the tranny apparently. Not unusual for a 52-year-old machine, but one done this nicely otherwise left me with some questions. Not sold, and the seller might have a hard time moving it for more than the high bid until that concerning tranny noise is resolved. #203-1965 FORD MUSTANG coupe. S/N 5R0A7223197. Tahoe Turquoise/turquoise & cream vinyl. Odo: 17,145 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Sharp paint shows well, minor pitting or frosting on exterior chrome. Minor scratching on rear window. Dual exhaust dumps at rear axle. Listed with factory-style steel wheels, new tires. Engine bay sparkling, with factory-style upgrades. Ford valve covers and air cleaner, Offenhauser intake, minor chrome touches here and there, FoMoCo wiper-fluid bag, fuel pump and alternator look new. Shelby-style suspension with large sway bar. Pony interior with TMI console around floor-shifted performance-built C4 auto. Subtle aftermarket tach hose-clamped to steering column, woodgrain steering wheel, great headliner, carpet wonderful. Heater motor inoperable, but hopefully an easy fix. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $21,870. This Fairlane looked pretty well preserved. No indication of any restoration work. Featured vacuum wipers, which you don’t see anymore. I couldn’t tell which V8 sat in it, as there was no badging. No reserve usually means the seller is ready to part ways, and this car fetched a good price. Well sold. #89-1964 FORD GALAXIE 500 XL 2-dr hard top. S/N 4P66X188652. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 41,694 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Almost everything new on this stock-appearing sled, including drivetrain, steering-control valve, suspension, power brakes and booster, interior, tires, paint and top. Listed with starter sounding “rough” and non-operational fuel gauge, but new fuel-tank sending unit. Description states a “clunk” when down-shifting into first gear and inconsistent wiper operation as other potential issues. Exterior and interior showed well, and only expected wear beyond listed necessities. Engine bay sharp, no drips, with minor dressup touches. A bit of a list of repairs on this Ford. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $13,000. A nice car with lots new or clean, including a widowmaker jack and set-completing February 2017 SOLD AT $17,280. This Mustang was marketed as a factory-style resto around its Acode engine, and whoever did the work nailed it. All the work done was high quality and very tasteful. The issue with the heater motor didn’t keep anyone from picking this up, although it possibly pulled the value down a bit. The buyer got a bit of a deal on this one. #27-1965 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 5F08U201606. Red/black canvas/ black vinyl. Odo: 41,725 miles. 200-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. Exterior looks to be older respray with acceptable wear on chrome, minor painted-over rust and pitting spots on lower section of both doors. Black canvas top down, but appeared complete and in good condition. Interior featured subtle under-dash gauges for water temp and oil pressure, older aftermarket 145


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Silver Auctions Vancouver, WA tape deck. Original interior looks good, with minor rips on rear seats. Minor pitting on chrome touchpoints inside. Engine bay looks to be from condition 1 car, with red-painted valve cover and air cleaner. Would be rated higher if not for the door spots. Cond: 2-. being from Arizona, which makes this one a pretty hot ticket. I’m kind of surprised it didn’t change hands, but that bid had to be close to the reserve, right? #38-1967 OLDSMOBILE 98 2-dr hard- SOLD AT $13,824. These Mustangs are hot tickets, and there seems to be a special place for 1964½ red convertibles. The rust spots on the doors definitely were a cause for concern, though, and the sale price reflects that. A fair buy, but the seller came out a bit ahead, if only slightly. #18-1967 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 2-dr hard top. S/N 266577C123918. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 88,886 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Listed as high-quality recent resto and purchase from the original owner. Options include power steering and brakes, eight-lug wheels, handling package, Positraction rear end and shifter console, all listed on displayed sales receipt. Car itself immaculate and shows very well. Interior equals exterior quality with very minor wear on chrome and touchpoints. Engine bay restored to stock specs with painted pieces as necessary, no chrome. Original everything on this time machine. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $20,500. One of a number of big red cars with black vinyl tops, but this one was far and away the best of the bunch. The additional vehicle description listed the miles as original and the car top. S/N 6738457LAN6849. Turquoise twotone/black vinyl. Odo: 40,408 miles. 425-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Full restoration and paint in 2014, original hubcaps and original-style whitewall tires. Bumpers good, a few dents and dings in respray, especially around rear of car, antenna broken off. Interior much higher quality; beautiful dash, seats look redone to stock, quality carpet although dirty. Electric everything inside. Engine bay original with slightly more wear-and-tear than exterior, does not look refurbished, but features Ultra High Compression big-block V8. Good enough resto, but engine bay pulls down overall value a bit. Cond: 3-. looked redone, albeit in need of a vacuum and an air freshener. But the engine bay looked original and the paint was either a quick respray or had seen more abuse than is normal in two years. Either way, there was a bit of ambiguity around this one, and the sale price doesn’t reflect a full resto. Slightly better bought than sold, but only slightly. #79-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO coupe. S/N 6712437N0R105810. Red/black vinyl. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Full new fresh restoration paint without noticeable blemishes, new tires with Rally-style wheels. Interior with B&M floor-shifted trans, no aftermarket stereo visible, Dakota Digital gauges, chrome accents on pedals, Grant GT steering wheel, new carpet, shifter-boot box not contoured to match transmission hump, headliner good. Engine bay very clean, dressed with chrome valve covers, Edelbrock air cleaner, intake manifold and carb. Clean, stock-appearing car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $4,320. This Olds was listed as a full restoration in 2014, but the overall condition of the car didn’t reflect that. The interior SOLD AT $20,790. Good looking first-gen Camaro, nicely fitted with small-block 400 and floor-shifted 4-speed auto rather than the ubiquitous 350/TH350 combo. Done very well, and I’d say it was built to turn heads and enjoy rather than win shows. The digital dash wasn’t displaying, as the car was off, and so I’m not sure what the mileage description of “2.5” meant. Not an issue for anyone else, and the car brought a fair price. Well done on both sides. #98-1967 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO pickup. S/N 136807B170273. Tahoe Turquoise/ black vinyl. Odo: 24,400 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Two-stage paint, possible redone front bumper, grille original, slight pitting on chrome around rear window, subtle dual exhaust exiting under bumper. Engine bay with OEM sticker on chrome air cleaner, chrome valve covers on red block. 325-hp L79, numbers-matching rebuilt motor, new clutch and pressure plate. Interior featuring floor-mounted factory clock, original gauges including dash-mounted tach, tilt wooden steering wheel, power disc brakes, power 146 Sports Car Market


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Silver Auctions Vancouver, WA steering, less than 3,000 miles since work has been done. Listed as “drives as new,” and no reason to doubt that. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. This is my favorite vintage of the El Camino, and this one had enough factory luxuries to really pop. Plus, that tonneau cover on the bed looked great, and as far as I could see, there wasn’t even a hidden modern stereo. A strict, to-stock-spec restoration and it was done very well. Good move by the seller to keep the keys. #20-1970 CHEVROLET C10 short-box pickup. S/N CS134ZZ5203. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 78,803 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Listed as “Star of the Show,” but was an as-is race car. Immaculate black paint and stockstyle wheels with dog-dish hubcaps and skinny tires. Chrome looks original, painted black bed. Engine reportedly near 650 hp, with plenty of performance upgrades including rectangular-port heads, 950-cfm carb, and a solid-roller cam. Black interior features extensive race gauges, custom shifter and dash and new stereo system. As long as it’s not running, not a race car from 20 feet. Cond: 1-. worrying about it being a trailer queen. The high bid was fair, but the seller wasn’t ready. Maybe next time. #31-1971 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 1F02H116615. Red/red cloth & black vinyl. Odo: 43,545 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Listed as a Mach 1 tribute. Possible older respray with Mach 1 decals, original chrome bumpers with some pitting on front. Rear spoiler looks sharp, minor paint chip and rust on rear passenger’s wheelwell. Brightwork commensurate. Tinted glass, gray side-view mirror on passenger’s side, red mirror on driver’s side, both slightly loose. Interior decent with aftermarket CD player, steering wheel wrap, although seats look good. Engine bay features 351 Cleveland, chrome air cleaner, Accel ignition, busted plastic fan shroud with Summit-style flex fan. Listed as having a noisy gear cluster. A no-reserve car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,360. The paint, whitewall tires, and hubcaps grabbed me when I first came around the corner, so I wasn’t expecting a performance machine once I got close. The description listed over $25,000 in the drive - train, plus $1,000 in gauges. There were no badges indicating engine size, but it looked to be a 396 stirred by a listed Tremec TKO 5-speed and 4.56 gears. This was probably the sexiest rig at the auction. The seller was obviously content, but the buyer got one hell of a hauler. #90-1970 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Supreme convertible. S/N 342670Z133659. Black/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 104,543 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Quality black respray shows some swirling, new top, bumpers quality, custom dual exhaust, American Racing wheels with larger rear tires. Probable older restoration on interior, aftermarket CD player, original dash, a/c, looks to be new carpet, minor wear on touchpoints on doors. Engine bay with numbers-matching Rocket 350, chrome-plated alternator, chrome valve covers. A detailed Olds with lots of receipts on the restoration. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. Good-looking Cutlass with solid restoration, and the rear tires are only slightly larger, hardly noticeable at first. The older restoration is a boon, in my opinion. It’s a sexy, complete car that you can drive without 148 SOLD AT $8,748. This tribute isn’t trying to be passed off as a replica. Taken as-is, it’s an older Mustang with slight wear and tear, but the concern around the chips and rust around the wheelwells wasn’t helped, in my opinion, by the middling condition of the rest of the car. Still, someone was convinced enough to buy it for a spot in their garage. I’m calling it well sold. #22-1972 CHECKER AEROBUS limou- sine. S/N A12W8146920006A. Black/blue vinyl. Odo: 90,640 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Black paint well worn, with rust, minor holes, pitting, and various wrinkles, dents and dings around the car. Engine bay fitted with factory Chevy 350. Interior rough, seats with various mismatched covers, large luggage cage in rear cargo area. Carpet looks replaced, gas pedal is a milled, planed and stained 2x4. Described as built for tourist trade. The a/c, radio and fuel gauge among a long list of repairs needed. Many new or rebuilt/replaced parts. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $2,250. Lots of repairs needed, mostly interior, fit and finish, and of course the chassis rust. The good news is most of the drivetrain and suspension Sports Car Market


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Silver Auctions Vancouver, WA components are repaired or replaced, excluding the engine. There’s a note that most of the repairs were done before a New York road trip sometime after 2002, but there was no date provided and I wasn’t able to find the owner. The list of info here could fill a book. This vehicle is so odd I’m calling this one a wash and saying good luck to the buyer. #95-1972 CHEVROLET C10 long-bed pickup. S/N CCE242ZL00035. Blue/blue & gray cloth. Odo: 52,568 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Badging on door shows work done by Hellbilly Customs based in Rathdrum, ID. Lowered, paint faded, worn and clearcoated to preserve style. Body straight and chrome is on par. Rolling on whitewall tires on stealies. Interior original, good seats with ’80s-style saddle-blanket covers that match well. Engine bay fitted with Edelbrock 325-hp small block, Edelbrock 750 carb and intake, mated to TH350 transmission and Posi rearend. Engine topped with chrome Holley air cleaner. Power steering, power disc brakes. More money invested in engine than body, so ready for any cosmetic direction. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $5,300. I’ve been a fan of lowered cruisers on factory steels recently, and the whitewall tires really nailed the look. With the described work done on the powertrain, this would be a great grab given the different directions to take this truck as a finished project. Not sure where the reserve was set, but I imagine that high bid was close. The seller can probably hang on for a bit longer. #46-1975 FORD BRONCO SUV. S/N U15GLV65935. Blue/white/cream vinyl. Odo: 45,050 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. From original family, optioned with power steering and power brakes. New upholstery and tires. Excellent exterior paint and glass, original hubcaps, plus bottle jack and original spare and spare cover out back. Interior sharp with original floormats, unmolested dash, probable redone interior to stock appearance. Engine bay original, with OEM decal on air cleaner lid, no chrome on engine, Motorcraft carb. Garage-stored, stock-appearing 4x4. Well done. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,920. I’m a sucker for stock— or stock-appearing—vehicles, especially when they’re old trucks and SUVs. This Bronco was everything I could want: It was rugged, minimalistic, but restored with care and quality. The white-and-blue color combo really sold the truck for me. The seller made out well on this one, although the buyer has to be smiling. © CAR COLLECTOR SUBSCRIBE TO ACC AmericanCarCollector.com/subscribe 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 AMERICAN ™ 150 Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #214-1903 HUMBER 2¾ HP Olympia Tandem Forecar tricycle. S/N 100070. Eng. # B558. Gray & blue/blue leather. One of the earliest surviving Humbers, looks fairly functional with newish tires, drive-chains in good shape and well oiled. Shiny paint with fairly freehand coachlines, Brooks saddle leather tearing around rivets. Leather lightly worn, nice Lucas lamps. Also eligible for the Pioneer Run (Epsom-Brighton) and the VMCC’s annual Banbury Run. Cond: 3. 1904 Renault 14/20 HP Type N/B Swing-Seat tonneau, sold for $340,429 at Bonhams’ London, U.K., auction DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Location: Austin, TX Date: September 10, 2016 Auctioneer: Dan Kruse Automotive lots sold/offered: 83/178 Sales rate: 47% Sales total: $2,039,715 High sale: 2005 Ferrari 360 Spyder, sold at $102,600 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photographs by Cody Tayloe BONHAMS Location: London, U.K. Date: November 4, 2016 Auctioneer: Malcolm Barber Automotive lots sold/offered: 10/13 Sales rate: 77% Sales total: $1,537,595 High sale: 1904 Renault 14/20 hp Type N/B Buyer’s premium: 25% up to $62,455, 20% from $62,456 to $1,249,099, 12% thereafter, included in sold prices, $1.00 = £0.80 Report and photographs by Paul Hardiman SOLD AT $45,967. Was part of the Rootes Group Heritage Collection, dispersed in 1969. Last sold by Bonhams in November 2006, for $43,635 (SCM# 1568214). This time again sold right where expected, and the cheapest way into the Run. Bonhams, London, U.K., 11/16. #147-1958 AUSTIN-HEALEY SE- BRING replica roadster. S/N 1RMBB91121F000513. White/black vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 50,738 miles. Older build shows to be a little tired. Poor paint-prep and application with orange peel and trash in the paint. Trunk lid is tight to the right side. Large gaps around the front doors. Recessed door handles. Nonfunctional hood louvers. Brightwork is showing age. Average interior with decent carpets and seats. Crisp gauges. Wood dash is decent. Oversized speakers behind the seats. Cond: 3-. 1977 Volkswagen Transporter microbus, sold for $7,560 at Dan Kruse Classics’ Austin, TX, sale 152 SOLD AT $9,720. Some owners use this kit to make some eye-catching resto-mod concepts that you would never do to an actual AustinHealey. Lowered stance, oversized wide wheels to take advantage of those jumbo fenders, and, of course, V8 power like the one here are common among these re-creations. This one was looking quite dated in comparison. Unsure when it was constructed or how it is actually titled. These can be picked up in the $10k to $20k range, depending on condition and appeal. A decent copy of a great British roadster with V8 power for under $10k? Not a Sports Car Market


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Roundup bad buy on the low side of the market. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX , 09/16. #193-1980 MGB convertible. S/N GVVDJ2AG504448. Black/black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 82,218 miles. Recent black respray. The paint shows some small flaws and buff marks but is otherwise shiny and attractive. Soft top material is stressed at the hardware bows and plastic back glass from being retracted. The windshield trim is dull and scratched. The luggage rack needs to be polished as well. Upholstery fasteners can be seen where top of driver’s door panel is pulled away. Kick panel at driver’s footwell is loose fitting. Seats are looking a little tired. The dash is crack-free. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,440. The market on these is typically soft. Without maintenance records, the risk of expensive repairs can be very scary, which turns away potential buyers. You may get a good one or you may end up with one that costs far more to maintain than the initial price paid. Additionally, there is no shortage of examples with substantially lower mileage. There were two people in the room who really wanted to take this one home for beyond topof-the-market money. Very well sold. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/16. FRENCH #212-1901 DECAUVILLE 8½ HP twin- cylinder tonneau. S/N 163. Brown/black leather. RHD. Restored in ’50s, paint now cracking. Can run as a two-seater with alternative rear body section. No instruments, but nice Doxa clock in middle of dash along with multiple event plaques from all over Europe dating back to 1946. Timber panels to body sides attractive, even with a few cracks, and wicker side-basket looks newish. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $6,400. Last seen at Leake’s Dallas sale in 2015, where it sold for $9,350 (SCM# 6788404). The previous twin SU carburetor setup from earlier model years had been replaced due to mandatory emissions changes that choked much of the fun out of the nimble roadster. The federalized bumpers were not helping to win over new customers, either. Someone has enjoyed this car to the tune of nearly 1,000 miles since it last sold. The last sale was a much closer reflection of the market, but being one of the final lots of the sale, bidding was limp. May be better positioned at a spring sale. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/16. #116-1982 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR sedan. S/N SCAZN42A2CCX05186. White/tan leather. Odo: 123,308 miles. Desirable left-hand drive. Decent shape given the mileage. Car was very dirty and had not been cleaned yet. Mostly original paint with some panels repainted. California license plates. Brightwork is scratchy and a little faded. Panels lined up nicely. Wiper streaks on front windshield. Connolly hides in good condition with minimal stressing. Wood is showing age through minor cracking and weathering. Carpets appear to be original. Dash has been recovered with a very thick vinyl-over-foam loose-fitting pad. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $186,540. Known as Car 163, its chassis number is probably 30, the catalog notes. Sold slightly over the top estimate, the only car to do so this year, exceeding this sale’s “£30k a pot, £30k a seat” rule of thumb. Well sold. Bonhams, London, U.K., 11/16. #207-1903 RENAULT 10 HP Type N/C Wagonette. S/N 227. Black/tan leather. RHD. The quintessential Brighton runner, though not original engine and has a replicated body; modern taillights (with control box on dash, next to the nice Dubrulle oiler) a wise precaution, as the Run starts at dawn and the stragglers run into dusk. Charming highly polished and lightly dinged Smith & Son lights, plus Smiths scuttle lamps. Cond: 3-. February 2017 153


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Roundup SOLD AT $155,763. On the road in this form from the 1990s. At this mid-estimate figure, looking quite a good value for a car that can carry six. Bonhams, London, U.K., 11/16. #205-1904 RENAULT 14/20 HP Type N/B Swing-Seat tonneau. S/N 3388. Red/ black leather. RHD. Imposing 10-hp with shiny paint and excellent brass including BRC lamps. Detachable roof probably a more recent addition; canvas sides with polythene windows look new. Leather just settling in. Swing-away seat track lightly worn, which shows it works. Now with coil ignition replacing magneto, electric starter and battery bicycle lights. Cond: 3+. TOP 10 No. 8 (SCM # 1572193), when we said: “The final sale price was right in the middle of the presale estimate range, and at that price, it cost its new owner more than the price of a vintage Bentley. A market price for one of the more practical London-to-Brighton cars.” Here it was estimated much lower ($287k); nothing much has changed and all other Vets appear to have gently inflated, so not sure why it was so devalued, though exchange rates make up part of that. Perhaps it was simply that since last time at auction a lot of it was new. Entered in the 2016 Brighton Run, number 397, but did not start. Bonhams, London, U.K., 11/16. GERMAN #209-1897 DAIMLER 4-HP Rougemont wagonette. S/N 1197. Red/red leather. RHD. One of the oldest-surviving British-made Daimlers. Timber body is in good shape, nice timber mudguards, but paint is older and chipped, and timber hood frame worn at edges. Solid tires in good order, drive chains a little worn and slack. Leather almost new with a few creases. Later temp and air-pressure gauges, right lamp is cracked. Battery/LED bicycle lamps fitted. Cond: 3. steering wheel. Clear gauges. Rolling fabric sunroof. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,280. Said to be a recent restoration, but also said to be used in a dealer’s showroom for many years. If the restoration was done before being placed in the showroom, the description is somewhat contradictory, but still a good car. The restoration does show some evidence of being handled along with signs of slight aging. Values have picked up slightly over the last year or two, but the money paid here was soft considering condition. The factory ragtop makes it more desirable as well but did not translate into a premium here. Well bought. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/16. #195-1962 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 4695419. White/tan vinyl/ red vinyl. Odo: 7,485 miles. Older restoration starting to show age. Trim is straight with only minor pitting and rub marks. Doors make the right sounds when closing. Hardware is there for passenger’s side mirror, but no mirror attached. Interior done to a high quality. Accessory wicker-shelf added under dash. Light pitting on the horn bezel. Ungraded non-original engine dressed up with accessory chrome. Lowered suspension. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $340,429. High spot of the sale, sold at basically lower estimate plus premium. The old rule of £10k a pot plus £10k a seat from a decade ago appears to have just about tripled. Bonhams, London, U.K., 11/16. #210-1904 ASTER 16/20 HP Tonneau. S/N 9589. Red & timber/black leather. RHD. Shiny paint over non-original but period timber body, all in excellent shape, excellent BRC lights, Lucas “King of the Road” scuttle lights. Couple of small wrinkles in radiator shell. Nicely aged wicker baskets, leather fairly new. Later distributor and coil conversion, and now runs an alternator. Chains and sprockets not worn, with plenty of grease. On past five Brighton Runs it only failed to finish once, in 2012, with transmission trouble. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $295,662. Entered in the 2016 Brighton run, number 4, but retired. Bonhams, London, U.K., 11/16. #155-1956 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 1245147. University of Texas Orange/tan canvas/tan vinyl. Odo: 91,649 miles. Said to have been driven to the sale. Recent body-off restoration. Served as eye candy in a VW dealership showroom for many years. New interior appears period-correct. A few light scratches and smudges in paint, but nothing significant. Brightwork shows minor pitting. Rubber is all new. Interior shows very little use. Factory-quality reproduction NOT SOLD AT $14,000. This was the nextto-last lot offered at the sale. We first ran across this one at Silver Auctions’ Fort McDowell, AZ, sale in 2008, where it found a new owner for just over $15,000 (SCM# 1572861). We ran across it again at the fall Branson sale in 2011, where again it was sold, this time for $14,000 (SCM# 4775320). Here, the offer was about the same as the last sale, but the condition continues to unwind at a slow pace. The owner likely recognizes that the market has picked up since purchasing, but the bids on this one did not reflect it. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/16. SOLD AT $263,485. Bought from Bonhams’ Olympia sale, December 2007, for $456,290 154 #169-1969 BMW 1600 coupe. S/N 1566086. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 86,863 miles. Mostly original car with an older amateurquality repaint. Dry-spray throughout along with other prep issues. Brightwork described as “new” but displayed small dents and imperfections. Bumpers have been replated at some point and now show light pitting. Driver’s door is out at the bottom rear. Front windshield and rubber has been replaced. Interior is original and well kept. Dash shows significant cracking. Gauges are cloudy. Radio is inoperable. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $4,590. The 1600 and 2002 were wildly popular in the late 1960s, but these days, the 1600 is the less Sports Car Market


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Roundup the nose. Door dings and paint chips throughout. Hard top is faded. Panels fit well. Other brightwork on the top hardware and around the doors and windshield is lackluster. Panel alignment is factory-correct. Doors shut with authority and sound solid. Tired interior. Wood on the console is weathered and appears to have moisture damage. Carpets are worn. Gauges are clean and clear. Cond: 4+. commonly offered of the two. The consignor had an addendum description affixed to the side glass that read “must sell,” among other things. They also listed NADA values which appears to be mostly in line with the few recent 1600 sales. This one sold for half the price of the consignor’s stated “low” NADA estimate. While slightly rough around the edges, the purchase price leaves a lot of room for enhancements and future upside. Well bought. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/16. #08-1977 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER microbus. S/N 22721 21429. Blue & white/blue plaid cloth. Odo: 78,647 miles. Older repaint is amateur quality, with lots of rough areas. Paint chips, dents and dings, combined with poor prep. Left rear marker light is missing. Rubber around the rear side glass dry and brittle. Mirror housing at driver’s door is missing glass. Factory a/c. Seat fabric is in good condition. Vinyl passenger’s door panel covering is peeling down. Volkswagen emblem intended for the front is lying on the passenger’s seat. Includes only one row of rear seating. Engine said to be converted to a new carbureted system. Cond: 3-. Before either of these sales, it was offered privately by a dealer in Grand Rapids, MI, where the asking price was $18,000. This is a modern-day collectible, and these historical sales on this particular car shows a steep depreciation in value which is not reflective of the current overall market. Well bought. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/16. JAPANESE SOLD AT $2,700. The consignor courteously mentioned the “non-functioning” odometer in the description, which is an important detail, often omitted from many vehicles bearing similar issues. A solid 10-footer; closer inspection proves outdoor storage was hard on this one, which was said to have sat unused for 15 years after the previous owner passed away. It’s wearing current registration, so it must be roadworthy. The price paid is a low entry point into the hobby and reflects the overall condition. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/16. #135-1995 BMW M3 coupe. S/N WBSBF932XSEH03163. Alpine White/black leather. Odo: 60,160 miles. Decent paint appears to be all original and shielded from the sun. A good buffing wouldn’t hurt. Light paint damage on the left rear fender near the trunk lid with a heavy scratch on the right rear fender. Rubber is a little dry in places. Original factory wheels. Interior is dirty but in good condition. Seats do not show excessive wear. Bolster wear is minor. Interior panel at the left rear seat is pulled away from the body. Cond: 3+. BEST BUY SOLD AT $7,560. Said to be from a oneowner family with original miles on the first lap, but is still a tired example. Sold under a bonded title, meaning the original is not present and is missing any other documentation, making the single-owner claim difficult to verify. This one saw options such as an auto transmission and a/c along with recent additions such as new tires, a battery, and a refreshened exhaust system. It still has needs if there are aspirations of being anything more than a driver. Recent sales have hovered closer to $10,000, making this one a decent buy. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/16. #12-1983 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL convertible. S/N WDBBA45A0DB020935. Blue/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 44,400 miles. Vehicle history report shows only two previous owners. Heavily faded paint with obvious buffing swirls. Rust bubbling up on 156 #25-1976 DATSUN 280Z coupe. S/N HLS30299542. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 98,406 miles. Older high-quality repaint. A few minor fades and paint chips. Trim around the driver’s door is lightly dented. Bumpers are scratchy and slightly dull. Incorrect mirrors with incorrect addition of passenger’s door mirror. Rear hatch would not unlock with the key. Left front turn signal mounted upside down. Rust-free in commonly affected areas. Interior and original carpets in good condition. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,960. First seen at Dan Kruse’s Midland, TX, sale (SCM# 6803426), where it sold just shy of $12k. It was later offered at Motostalgia’s Indianapolis sale (SCM# 6803513), where it did not sell with a high offer of $15,500. It received a wheel change between those two sales from over-sized boyracer to a more period-correct aftermarket alloy as seen here. These are notorious for rust, but this example was solid and rust-free. The price here was market-correct at only slightly above the price paid in Midland. Any potential profits were likely lost in transport and consignment fees along with seller’s commissions. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/16. SOLD AT $11,880. First seen at Leake’s Spring Dallas sale in April 2016, where it sold for $16k (SCM# 6799638). A few months and 15 short miles later it reappeared at Motostalgia’s Indianapolis auction, where our reporter called it “well bought” for $12,500 (SCM# 6803602). It had a catalog price range of $20k to $30k at that sale, which is E30 territory and a stretch considering the current E36 market. It will get there one day, just not yet. #161-2001 MAZDA MIATA convertible. S/N JM1NB353210207897. Classic Red/tan vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 85,592 miles. Average condition for a used car, but above-average for age. High-trim LS with 6-speed manual. Accessory roll bar and aftermarket vinyl fender stripes. Paint appears to be original, with light sun fading. Front bumper cover is a different shade of red than the hood. Top appears to be original and is in average condition, with some soiling on the underside. Factory alloy wheels. Interior is tidy. Carpets are a little worn. Gauges are clean and clear. Factory radio still installed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,210. The modern roadster market is not very crowded in the U.S. Many competitors have come and gone, but the Miata remains a staple. In 2001, the second-generation NB Miata, as seen here, received updates such as a stiffer chassis, Sports Car Market


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Rising Sun Recent online sales of Japanese collector cars by Brian Baker (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #n190764145. 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-X Hakosuka. Mileage is unknown. “L28 engine, 14-inch Longchamp XR-4, triple 44-mm carburetors, rough exterior, bad tires, optional a/c unit included.” Condition: 5.5–6. Roundup ted, but still has original, plus original-type leather gaiters on driveshaft universal joints. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT ¥2,002,000 ($17,807). We have seen the high end of the Hakosuka market, with the higher trim GT-R selling for upwards of $242k. How does the low end of the market look? Here we have a base-model Skyline struggling to survive. There is rust on almost every panel. It appears that the head was swapped out in favor of a L28 n42, with the stock L20 lower end. The triple-carb setup needs restoration. Every bolt visible is rusted through. On the positive side, this car looks to be fairly complete, with a nice set of wheels on it. Well sold. Yahoo Auctions Japan, 11/24/2016. #b211545970. 1967 Mazda Cosmo Series I coupe. S/N (Last 3) 251. 59,395 kilometers (37k miles). “No current problems. Exterior repainted, rebuilt 12 years ago, some rubber replaced. Door lock has some issues.” Condition: 3. variable valve timing, and the option of a 6-speed manual. A few years later, the Mazdaspeed turbo Miata launched for a limited run and will certainly be one to watch in the future. This was a top-trim LS with low original miles previously offered for sale by an Oklahoma dealer for $7,000. Still just a “used car”—the sales price here was between wholesale and retail. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/16. AMERICAN #206-1897 HART STEAM VICTORIA four-seater Dos-à-Dos runabout. Black timber/black leather. MHD. Second steam car made by Frederick Hart, believed to have covered only about 200 miles. Paint is original with satin finish, solid tires have some splits, leather doesn’t show much wear. New pipes and valves on boiler following 2002–04 restoration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,585. A previous Brighton runner, in this ownership for 20 years, in the U.K. past three years. Sold slightly under lower estimate but about on the money, a little less than the ask on the French-built 1901 4½ hp that last year failed to sell at two auctions and then hung around the trade for a while. Bonhams, London, U.K., 11/16. #06-1941 WILLYS AMERICAR custom coupe. S/N W298774. Red/red leather. Odo: 5,797 miles. Fiberglass body. Custom-built frame. Four-wheel-disc brakes. Tubbed rear to accommodate oversized tires. Stainless weathering somewhat lackluster. Rubber is showing age, but not to the point of being dry and hard. Shaved door handles with electric door releases. Trunk lid fit is off at the tail. Interior is in good condition. High back buckets with headrests. Aftermarket gauges are like new. Aircraft-style toggles for accessory items such as electric fan and wipers. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT ¥5,201,000 ($46,262). This Cosmo appears to be in a nice, drivable condition. It appears that everything is there and cared for. At this price, it would be worth importing, sending to your local restoration shop to have them give it a look-over, then using it as touring car. You would save a few bills from buying in the low end of the current U.S. market. Well bought. Yahoo Auctions Japan, 10/15/2016. ♦ SOLD AT $76,020. Was in the Automobile Old Timers Museum in New York from 1946 until it closed in 1990. Bought by the vendor in 2002 and once fired up post-restoration, but never driven. Sold a little under the lower estimate, which is understandable given the unknown state of the boiler—but with it working and recommissioned you’d have the only one on the Run, at a cost similar to one of the cheaper and far more numerous petrol Veterans such as Renault or De Dion. Bonhams, London, U.K., 11/16. #202-1900 DE DION-BOUTON 3½ HP New York Vis-à-Vis motorette runabout. S/N 8. Black/red leather. RHD. American-built De Dion. Older restoration with good appearance, but getting a bit frayed around the edges. Leather faded, slightly cracked and worn. Nickel-plated Neverout lights. Later carb fit- 158 NOT SOLD AT $25,000. The consignor says this one was capable as a cruiser with the nostalgic “gasser” look. Although it looks ready for the track, the engine temperature cruises around 185 degrees in the Texas summer heat. With no a/c and a solid front axle combined with leaf springs, it might not be ideal for long warm-weather tours. Given early placement, it was the second “no-sale” out of the first six lots. Fiberglass vehicle values are often a far cry from an all-steel car, and this was built to very specific tastes, further limiting the appeal. All things considered, there is still more to be had than the high bid here. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/16. Sports Car Market


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On the Radar These cars are now over 25 years old and legal to import to the U.S. for the first time by Jeff Zurschmeide 1989–91 Toyota Bandeirante Roundup #13-1948 CHEVROLET STYLEMAS- TER 2-dr sedan. S/N 5FJK18679. Beige/gray cloth. Odo: 22,725 miles. V8, 3-sp. Older refreshing showing significant age. Crazing and fading throughout, with mask lines on the rubber and trim. Some scratches so heavy they’re down to steel. Rubber is dry and hard. Door panels seem to line up well. Older refreshed upholstery in average condition. Gauges are unrestored and original. Carpet is heavily worn on the driver’s floorboard. Cond: 4+. Pros: Real honest Toyota J40 go-anywhere 4WD with a Mercedes-Benz diesel. Made by Toyota Do Brasil from 1968 through 2001. Available as an SUV or pickup-style truck. These trucks are indestructible, and they are the only rigs that will make a Land Rover Defender seem inadequate to the task. Cons: The 4.0-liter diesel made 90 horsepower and 235 pound-feet. That may work well in the Amazon, but it’s not so great on the freeway. It’s hard to say how long a particular truck may have sat in the jungle. Price range: $17k–$21k, plus import costs. 1985–87 BMW 333i tion, which won’t fault anyone for using the car on occasion. The larger upswing in Baby Bird appreciation occurred in the early-to-mid 2000s; since then, there was not much excitement, with relatively flat and steady values. Probably not the best choice if you’re looking to make quick cash in a year-and-a-half of ownership. The Barrett-Jackson sale was on the low side of the market, and rightfully a no-sale here for a wholesale offer. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/16. Pros: 3.2-liter engine from the 733i shoehorned into a right-hook E30 with a Getrag 5-speed and suspension by Alpina. The triple-three made 194 horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque. Just 210 were made by BMW South Africa, making it one of the rarest Bimmers in the world. Cons: The big engine means 333i buyers had a choice of power steering or a/c — but not both at once. This car is easily faked, and provenance may be impossible to determine. Price range: $7k–$10k, plus import costs. 1985–91 Citroën CX GTi Turbo SOLD AT $8,640. The catalog photo online shows the car on a trailer looking sad and dirty. A stellar description with no photo might have worked in the owner’s favor. The description was pretty lacking, without even a mention of anything other than “V8 engine” and “3-speed manual transmission.” These were originally only offered with a straight six supplying the power. An oddity here is that it was described as a 1948, but the 1948-only vertical “T” grille bar was absent. That, along with the smaller hood ornament, likely makes this a 1947, unless the grille was changed or replaced. Regardless, the price paid was “no harm, no foul.” Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/16. #68-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- vertible. S/N P5FH113515. Thunderbird Blue/black & white vinyl. Odo: 44,250 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Power steering, power seats, power windows. Older restoration in good condition. Paint is nice and even. Fender skirts are not properly aligned. Otherwise, panel fit is good. Interior is tidy, but with light pitting on the trim. Speedometer plastic is showing slight cracks that will only worsen. Various missing control knobs on each side of the speedometer. Cond: 2-. #84-1986 BUICK REGAL T-type coupe. S/N 1G4GK4774GP219169. Medium Blue Metallic/blue cloth. Odo: 9,224 miles. 3.8-L turbocharged V6, auto. Upgraded injectors. New turbo. Cold-air intake. GNX wheels. Respray in factory rare Medium Blue Metallic appears to be high quality. Driver’s door rattles when opening and closing. Rubber is beginning to crack. Brake master-cylinder fluid level points to signs of a possible issue. Tires are noticeably worn. Interior is average. Driver’s seat needs to be tightened to the floor. Gauges are clear. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $9,000. While the T-type and Grand National are both turbo Regals, the T-type designation also carried over to several turbo and non-turbo cars of the day such as the Skylark, LeSabre and Riviera as a type of sport package. Production numbers for 1986 were also about half that of the Grand National. Bidders on this car were likely turned off by the large pool of fluid coming from the transmission. The high bid was not even in the ballpark, even with the high mileage. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/16. #151-1993 JEEP WRANGLER Ren- Pros: Last of the “real” Citroëns, with a delightfully funky design and that wacky hydropneumatic suspension. GTi models rated up to 168 horsepower, and more than 1.1 million CX models produced means plenty to choose from. The GTi models, just now importable, will be the fastest. Cons: It’s a Citroën. Good luck finding parts — or someone who knows how to fix this beast. If the suspension collapses, just pull the VINs and walk away. Price range: $5k–$20k, plus import costs. ♦ 160 NOT SOLD AT $24,500. Last seen at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in 2015, where it sold for $30,800 (SCM# 6779103). The seller’s description didn’t disclose many details, but this T-bird wears an older restora- egade SUV. S/N 1J4FY69S3PP233232. Black/black fiberglass/charcoal cloth. Odo: 112,666 miles. 4.0-L fuel-injected I6, auto. Very well kept, especially considering the mileage. Small paint cracks in fenders. Age fades and light scratches in other places. Hardtop has been touched up. Rubber is original and showing some age. Front windshield sand pitted with a star in the glass. Panel fit is factory correct. Interior is very tidy, again given the mileage. Slightly excessive wear on the steering wheel leather. Huge marine speakers hanging from the rear roll bar encumber the backseat headroom. Interior door panels are in excellent condition. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $8,000. 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aftermarket wheels and a suspension lift. The YJ generation of Jeeps are less desirable than other Wrangler models, with a big turn-off for these being the rectangular headlamps and windshield wipers designed to not lay flat. Regardless, Jeeps are always in demand, and the consignor likely has more in it than what was offered. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/16. © February 2017 161


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English 1930 Brough Superior SS-100 motorcycle 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I roadster 1963 Jaguar E-type fixed-head coupe French 1971 Peugeot 504 cabriolet Untouched, all factory original paint, chrome and interior. 34,000 total miles since new. All records since new. Heritage certificate. 99.85 concours winner. Simply a “time warp” marvel. Partial trade considered. $169,000 OBO. Contact John, Ph: 503.538.8096. Email: jlp120xk@hotmail.com (OR) 1966 Jaguar E-type Series 1 coupe S/N 1283755. Blue/black. 59,000 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Ran well when driven into dry storage 32 years ago. Good body and paint, heavily rusted floor pans, comes with a hard top. $7,500 OBO. Contact Ed, Ph: 510.581.4911. Email: karened4@ att.net (CA) German 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL roadster Matching numbers, total restoration. FitzSimons Engineering. Contact Michael, Email: brough@ fiteng Web: www.waltzerphoto.com/Brough/Brough. html(CT) 1956 Austin-Healey BN2 100-4 roadster Concours restoration on a flawless original car. All books, tools, factory hard top, all weather equipment. All original sheet metal. None better. $82,500 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: matt@ degarmoltd.com Web: deGarmoLtd.com(CT) 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II coupe S/N 1E32352. Golden Sand/Cinnamon. 87,028 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Original, unmolested, matching numbers XKE with an original interior. Great color combo of Golden Sand and Cinnamon. Less than 88k miles driven since new. Excellent restoration potential, recent professional servicing. Includes JDHT Certificate. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: http://classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/515(CA) 1971 Jensen Interceptor Mk II coupe Top-level concours 190SL that was formerly in the collection of the 190SL Club president. Perfect body and paint, matching-numbers engine. Dark blue, tan leather. This car has driven in several 1,000-mile tours and runs absolutely without fault. None better anywhere. $225,000 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1959 Porsche 356A convertible D S/N BN2L231546. Red/black w/ red piping. 3,500 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd automatic. 2009 restoration. 3,500 miles, M upgrade, perfect sheet metal and paint, leather seats, overdrive, windows, top and tonneau as-new. 60-spoke wire wheels (five). Never wet, garaged in climate-controlled garage, everything in working order. Car is fully sorted and can be driven anywhere. Reliable as new. $105,000 OBO. Contact Raymond, Ph: 847.251.0597. Email: rykoenig1@aol.com (IL) 1957 Jaguar XK 150 drophead coupe In private hands for decades, this wonderful Series II DB4 has taken part in the NE 1000 Rally twice and performed flawlessly. Beautiful condition throughout, matching numbers, original colors per factory build sheet. Call or email for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1963 Jaguar E-type Series 1 convertible Located in Austria, but can be shipped back to U.S. $22,500. Tom Miller Sports Cars. Contact Thomas, Ph: 908.693.5723. Email: tom@millersportscars. com (NJ) 1977 Jaguar XJ6C Sports coupe Silver/black. 62,000 miles. An incredible find: One California owner from 1959 until 2016. Matching numbers, original colors, all books and tools and meticulously documented from the day it was new. Exceptional condition throughout, runs and drives beautifully. $275,000 OBO. Contact Matt, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: mattcars@aol.com (CT) 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible Creme/Saddle. Inline 6. Very hard to find. Cosmetically it’s a super-clean driver, mechanically it’s a rock star. The owner has sorted the car mechanically over his years of ownership, such that a recent road trip from New York to Montreal and back was a piece of cake, with the car running like a clock. The true definition of turn-key. Matching numbers, and comes with manuals and tools. $115,000 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matt, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com (CT) S/N 876751. British Racing Green/Biscuit. 1,872 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Original California black-plate car in a desirable color combo with black top. Professionally restored with under 2,000 miles driven since. Options include a centered-exit dual exhaust, chrome wire wheels, driver’s mirror, Smiths gauges, cigar lighter, map light, leather shift boot and wooden steering wheel. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: http://classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/541(CA) S/N UH2J53600. British Racing Green/Biscuit. 94,510 miles. Inline 6, 3-spd automatic. Beautiful Sports coupe with low ownership and a great deal of originality; unique 2-door pillar-less window post design, black vinyl top, numerous luxury and comfort options including a/c, power steering, windows, brakes. Comfortably fits up to five adults. Recent comprehensive servicing by Jaguar professionals. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com Web: http://classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/542(CA) Moss Green/Cognac. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. This is a gorgeous three-owner car in absolutely stunning condition with just 72,000 original miles. It features factory air conditioning and has its original factory hard top, tools, books, and the rare Kinderseat. It was originally an automatic, now a proper Mercedes 4-speed, and the original transmission comes with the car. It runs and drives absolutely without fault, needs nothing. $95,000 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matt, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 164 Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1973 Porsche 911E Targa 4-spd automatic. Rare and desirable color scheme, new brakes including calipers, crack-free dashpad. Last year R107. Great driver. $19,500 OBO. Contact Ann, Ph: 914.912.4245. Email: amfre@optonline. net (CT) 1991 BMW M5 sedan S/N 9113210990. Silver/black leather. 80,000 miles. H6 (flat 6), 5-spd manual. Stunning preservation 911 E MFI with 80,000 original documented miles. Numbers matching with CoA. Two-owner California car. Very dry/straight. Recent 18-month sympathetic refurbishment to help preserve originality. 6k miles on complete drivetrain rebuild. Very well sorted and excellent event car. All records/documents. One of the very last long-hood 911s ever off the assembly line (very late 1973). Auto Kennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911. Email: paul@autokennel.com (CA) 1976 Porsche Turbo Carrera coupe Red/black leather. 93,000 miles. Preservation car, never damaged, as-new throughout. 5-speed, 315hp. Mille Miglia style wheels with fresh Continentals: front 235/45 ZR17, rear 255/40 ZR17. $19,900 OBO. Contact Pete, Ph: 707.568.3379. Email: vincraft1@ comcast.net (CA) Italian 1967 Maserati Mexico coupe replacing the front and rear radiators with Fluidine all-aluminum, oversized units. The entire rust-free body was repainted to concours level, and interior refurbished properly with new seat skins, carpets, seat foam, and headliner. It is a radio-delete option car. Original matching-numbers 351C, and 5-speed ZF transmission. Comes with eight original 15-inch magnesium Campagnolo rims, four of which have original Goodyear Arriva Tires (for show only, as they are 45 years old—yet not cracked) and four new Avon tires. Flawless in every respect, inside and out. The proper ANSA exhaust is entirely new, with ceramic-coated headers. Stored in Santa Fe, NM, part of a multi-car collection in climate-controlled garage. Come out and view it; top, bottom (car lift on premises), inside and out. One of the top five Panteras in the world and would make a nocompromise addition to a car collector’s garage. $165,000 OBO. Kalenian Coffee Consulting. Contact Paul, Ph: 505.699.8608. Email: paul@kalenian. com (NM) 1986 Lamborghini Countach 5000S coupe Japanese 1967 Toyota 2000GT coupe S/N MF1010128. Red/black. Inline 6, 5-spd automatic. The most significant Japanese model of all time and forerunner to modern japanese sports cars, known ownership from new. One of threee examples imported to Mozambique during production. Right-hand-drive example, fully documented concours restoration, recent major service completed with extensive records on file. An absolute thrill to drive and show. Listed on page 38 of Toyota 2000GT: The Complete History of Japan’ First Supercar. DriverSource. Contact Jose, Ph: 281.497.1000. Email: sales@driversource.com Web: www.driversource.com/(Texas) American 1949 Buick Roadmaster convertible S/N 9306800364. Ice Green Metallic/black. 11,230 miles. 4-spd manual. All original, two-owner car in excellent condition. CoA, sunroof. Built on St. Patrick’s Day 1976. Blaupunkt Berlin electronic radio. People’s Choice Award 2015, Des Moines Concours d’Elegance. $234,000 OBO. Contact Douglas, Email: dlschulte@live.com (IA) 1983 Porsche 911SC coupe Project. Rebuilt engine, very complete, rare knockoff wheels. Located in Austria but can be shipped back to U.S. with NY papers. $78,500. Tom Miller Sports Cars. Contact Thomas, Ph: 908.693.5723. Email: tom@millersportscars.com (NJ) 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9L SS coupe Excellent condition. Downdraught carbs. Original delivery in Canada. 37,821 km. All books, tools and import papers. Selling for a friend, must see in person. Car is located in central NJ, close to Newark Airport. $459,000. Tom Miller Sports Cars. Contact Thomas, Ph: 732.563.1575. Email: tom@ millersportscars.com (NJ) 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello coupe Blue. Parts car. Bill of sale. I’ll sell parts separately if requested. $1,500 OBO. Jag Connection. Contact Geoffrey, Ph: 610.776.7661. Email: geoffrey@ jagconnection.com (PA) 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-dr sedan 86,000 miles. Rare Rubinrot Metallic color. Located in Austria, but can be shipped back to U.S. $56,000. Tom Miller Sports Cars. Contact Thomas, Ph: 908.693.5723. Email: tom@millersportscars.com (NJ) 1985 Porsche 944 coupe S/N AM115492316. Black/black. V8, 5-spd automatic. Rare desirable 335-hp 4.9-liter SS. Just two owners from new, with single previous ownership for 36 years. Numbers matching as per Maserati S.P.A. Certificate of Origin, complete Maserati Classiche documentation, document file spanning 1980–2016; offered with service, spare parts and workshop manuals, rebuilt engine and brake system. Formerly the property of baseball pitcher Bo Belinsky. A masterpiece of style, balance, design and aerodynamic efficiency. $342,500 OBO. DriverSource. Contact Jose, Ph: 281.497.1000. Email: sales@driversource.com Web: http://www. driversource.com/(TX) 1972 DeTomaso Pantera coupe Aubergine/burgundy. 15,000 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. 2.5-L engine, recent timing belt/ water pump, new crank and reference sensors. Power windows and sunroof, touchscreen sound system, leather sunroof bag. Nice condition. $3,699 OBO. Contact Brian, Ph: 630.988.8090. Email: porscheguy71@yahoo.com (IL) 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible S/N 3589. Pantera Yellow/black. 28,200 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. This very low mileage pre-L Pantera won third place at Monterey’s Concorso Italiano in 2015. Originally owned by the wife of a California-based Lincoln, Mercury, Pantera dealer, and only driven 27,900 miles by her before she passed away. Then sold to an Arizona resident who exhibited it in Monterey just after a complete and total restoration about 150 miles ago, keeping it largely original, except for known Pantera issues; Pearl Gray (DB122)/gray leather. 85,000 miles. V8, 166 White (Bianco Avus)/black. 7,500 miles. V8, Perfect condition, as it still is under warrantee. $270,000 OBO. Contact Randy, email: rreiss@aol.com (CA) 1965–67 Fiat 1200 Vetture Speciale cabriolet Blue/black. Other, 3-spd manual. Solid floors, chassis, trunk pan. Glass, seat frames, convertible top frame are all intact. Non-original engine. Solid car ready for restoration. $120,000 OBO. Contact Jo, Ph: 775.217.5823. Email: blu88v12@aol.com (NV) White/beige. V8, automatic. Rare, powerful and beautiful, this Hemi-powered 300B has been beautifully restored to correct factory spec in every detail. All original drivetrain, all correct. Pushbutton PowerFlite transmission. Runs and drives perfectly. $58,500 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: matt@ deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 6,384 miles. Very low original miles, beautiful Rosso Corsa over beige leather, 5.5-L V12 with 479 hp, 6-speed gated manual transmission. Major service less than 300 miles ago. $179,900 OBO. Legendary Motorcar. Contact Kyle, Ph: 905.875.4700. Email: kyle@legendarymotorcar.com Web: www. legendarymotorcar.com/inventory/2000-ferrari-550marenello-1606.aspx 2013 Ferrari 458 spider S/N 135609. Red/red. 629 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. A lot of hot rods claim to be the total package, but this ‘55 Chevy actually backs that talk up. The stout big block has surprisingly good manners and, paired with the car’ smooth-shifting automatic and custom leather interior, serves as the basis for one of the most comfortable resto-mods we’ve seen. Buy it for the Bowtie, buy it for the build quality, whatever you do, just make sure to buy it quickly because quality customs like this don’t have a habit of sticking around. $109,900 OBO. RK Motors. Contact Troy, Ph: 704.596.5211. Email: troy@ rkmotors.com (NC) 1956 Chrysler 300B 2-dr hard top Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427/425 coupe 1970 Shelby GT350 fastback Black/red. V8, 3-spd automatic. You can pay top money for a Minter-level restored T-bird, or you can pay a fraction of that for a wonderfully restored, original colors, matching-numbers car that runs and drives absolutely with out fault. Most ‘57s had a porthole in the hard top, this one has the ultra-rare and desirable porthole-delete option. Engine is the beefy 312-ci, 245 hp V8. Options include power steering, power brakes and automatic transmission. $44,500 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matt, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd. com (CT) 1966 Shelby GT350 H fastback Silver Pearl/black. V8, 4-spd manual. NCRS got it right when they awarded this gorgeous car a Top Flight award. Matching numbers, original colors and every detail correct, an incredible kick to drive. Options include the big-block 427/425 engine, leather interior, sidepipes, AM/FM radio, knockoff wheels and a wood steering wheel. $145,000 OBO. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matt, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1967 Ford Mustang GT fastback Very original with low mileage. Repainted red and 4-speed transmission installed in the 1970s per Shelby Registry. Otherwise all original. In private Shelby collection past 10 years. Runs and drives absolutely without fault. $145,000. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: matt@degarmoltd.com Web: deGarmoLtd. com(CT) S/N 135511. Lamborghini Reventon Gray/black. 273 miles. V8, 6-spd manual. Sometimes the best cars are the ones that speak softly. No blower sticking through the hood, no stall-inducing idle and no wild graphics. Just a clean, solid, well-constructed classic that was purpose-built to look great and kick asphalt. With its timeless style, excellent performance and modern athleticism, this slick pro-tourer is an absolute blast to drive and instantly admired wherever it goes. Don’t miss your chance to own a powerful, well-sorted performer that’ as cool today as it was 48 years ago! $149,900 OBO. RK Motors. Contact Troy, Ph: 704.596.5211. Email: troy@ rkmotors.com (NC) Beautiful nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration, rare and desirable factory Drag Pack Boss. Unique factory Detroit Locker differential, numbersmatching Boss 302 engine, factory Shaker hood scoop, fully documented. $95,000 OBO. Legendary Motorcar. Contact Kyle, Ph: 905.875.4700. Email: kyle@legendarymotorcar.com Web: www. legendarymotorcar.com/inventory/1970-fordmustang-boss-302-1612.aspx 1971 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 2-dr hard top One owner from new and only 20k original miles. Pampered and never tracked or abused in any way. All the best components. Mint condition. $69,500. Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matt, Ph: 203.852.1670. Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 roadster S/N 0F02M482967. White/dark red. V8, automatic. PS, PB, very nice and correct car with one very good repaint, rare dark red interior. One of 32 with this great looking combination, Marti Report. $65,000 OBO. Contact Jerry, Ph: 330.759.5224. Email: jbenzr@aol.com (OH) 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 fastback 4-spd manual. Tired of the same old Chevelles and GTOs you can find anywhere, anytime? Then take a close look at this killer 442. Numbers matching and highly correct, it’s a super-cool muscle car that’s poised to gain value by the year. Whether you’re an emphatic Oldsmobile collector or a serious muscle car fan who wants something that’ a little different, this exclusive A-body is the perfect choice. $109,900 OBO. RK Motors. Contact Troy, Ph: 704.596.5211. Email: troy@rkmotors.com (NC) 1986 Shelby Cobra ERA 427 replica roadster S/N 135572. Viking Blue/black. 17,039 miles. V8, S/N 135087. Viper Red/black & gray. 493 miles. V10, 6-spd manual. If you haven’t driven a Viper, prepare for a mind-altering experience! This RT/10 accelerates like an experimental rocket sled. Yet despite the car’ brute power, it’ easy to drive, comfortable and relatively docile if you can manage to keep your right foot away from the floorboard. Rest assured, putting something like this in your garage is about the most fun you can have when it comes to four wheels! $49,900 OBO. RK Motors. Contact Troy, Ph: 704.596.5211. Email: troy@ rkmotors.com (NC) 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 coupe S/N 1G1YR26R195800499. Cyber Grey Metallic/Dark Titanium. 7,340 miles. V8, 6-spd manual. Incredible supercar in showroom condition. Features LS9 6.2-liter, supercharged V8. Includes all options; carbon-fiber throughout, heated seats, in-dash CD, DVD navigation, OnStar system, Bluetooth, steering-wheel-mounted controls, Bose 7-speaker stereo system, memory package, remote, luggage shade, climate control and head-up display. Includes original documents and accessories. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com Web: http://classicshowcase. com/index.php/inventory/detail/397(CA) 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 coupe S/N 1G1YT2D67F5600281. Red/tan & black. 3,914 miles. V8, manual. Z06 Corvette with the Z07 performance options. New Michelin Sport Cup tires. $84,000 OBO. Contact Bob, Ph: 979.743.0179. Email: bhuette@southwestrail.com (TX) © 168 Sports Car Market


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial Motorcars. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056. 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Dragone. We’ve been in the collecAuctions America. 877.906.2437. Auctions America specializes in the sale of American Classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, and automobilia. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time specialists who offer 190 years’ combined experience, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) tor car business for over 60 years, selling some of the most significant cars in the world. Now in the auction business, we are continuing to find and offer significant cars publically at our sales, many of which have not been publically offered in decades. We will always have something that has not been seen before. www.dragoneauctions.com (CT) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later, Leake has sold over 34,000 cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — “Fast N Loud” on Discovery, “Dallas Car Sharks” on Velocity and “The Car Chasers” on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) Gooding & Company. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. 3020 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. GAA Classic Cars. 1.855.862.2257. 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 The Southeast’s Premier Classic Car Auction. Located in Greensboro, NC, GAA offers 550 vehicles three times a year from a permanent facilty that allows for vehicles to be out of the weather and easily viewable no matter the weather conditions. With 30+ years in the auction business, the team at GAA Classic Cars knows that building strong relationships with our buyes and sellers is crucial. Not only is customer care our business it is our passion. www.gaaclassiccars.com (NC A premier international collector car auction house offering the rarest and finest automobiles on the world market. Motostalgia publishes a full photographic catalog presenting and documenting professional descriptions and provenance. Motostalgia’s diverse automotive experts offer bidders and consigners alike an accurate understanding of the global automotive market. With venues that parallel the most exciting automotive events such as the U.S. Grand Prix and Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, Motostalgia offers an upscale experience that not only showcases the most collectible cars, but also provides a unique and exciting social environment that is befitting of the rarest and finest automobiles. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia Rick Cole Auctions . Over 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 10 multi-million-dollar sales of all time. August 17–19. Marriott Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf. info@ rickcole.com www.rickcole.com (CA) $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) 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 RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. For further information, visit www.RMSothebys.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele Collector AutoPalm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics and exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Dan Kruse Classics is a family- owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972, with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan personally has over 170 Shows 800.237.8954. Hollywood Wheels is a premier auction house that specializes in Porsche sports cars, European exotics, American classics and historical race cars. Each year, during the Amelia Island Car Week, they host the Amelia Island Select & Auto Retro™ within the ballroom of the Amelia Island Omni Plantation Resort. Hollywood Wheels… Where Great Cars Are Bought & Sold! www.hollywoodwheels.com mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Specializing in the finest American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles and European sports; Russo and Steele hosts three record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. Fax: 602.252.6260. 5230 South 39th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040. info@russoandsteele.com, www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485. Petersen Auction Group of Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Oregon 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) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Appraisals 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. 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.) Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 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 catalog-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. 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. Centerline International. (888) 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 35 years. You can rely on our experience and the largest inventory of parts in North America to build and maintain your dream Alfa. We carry restoration, maintenance and exclusive performance parts for Giulietta through the new 4C. Newly developed parts introduced regularly. Check our website or social media for new arrivals, tech tips and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA) Iacocca working with buyers. Keith Martin introducing you to the right car clubs. Well, the father and son team of AutoKennel do just that for all their clients. Paul and Ed Kramer, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. www.autokennel.com (CA) Automotive Restorations. Celebrate your ownership experi- ence! Automotive designer and illustrator Steve Anderson is a specialist in the creation of owner-specified, fineart illustrations. Each original piece is hand crafted to portray the exact specification of individual automobiles and collections. All marques and eras, concours and racers. Ferrari- and Porsche-licensed illustrator. For image samples, additional information or to discuss your project, please call us at 818.822.3063 or visit www.saillustrations.com (CA) Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the 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 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. driversroad.com 513.490.5621. Large portfolio of automotive art prints, new and old, street or race, four wheels or two! Any car you had, have or desire! Custom commissions and commercial work accepted. Steve Petrosky, driversroad, 8711 Reading Road E1 Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 (OH) 21 South Auto Gallery. 480.986.6460. Located in Mesa, AZ, 21 South Auto Gallery specializes in the sale of high-quality European sports cars and American muscle. Whether you are looking for an investment-grade collector car or a fun weekend cruiser, we would love to make your dreams a reality. We also buy classic cars in any condition. (AZ) 831.430.9940. Offering fine investmentgrade collectable road cars and racecars for sale. Our 70,000-square-foot facility houses world-class, on-premises restoration and motorsports facilities where automotive artisans ensure every detail of our inventoried vehicles meet the highest levels of refinement and preparation. Canepa is interested in purchasing exceptional, original and restored automobiles. sales@canepa.com www. canepa.com (CA) Charles Prince Classic Cars. Based 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) February 2017 Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. ImagExotic Mosaics. 805.544.4093. Unique and original mosaic hand-crafted wall hangings of automotive subjects ine if you had the best of the best to market your car for sale. Jesse Alexander taking all the photographs. Lee 171 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.


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Classic Assets Motor Sports Cen- ter. 760-452-6609 or 858-554-0331. A first-rate used-car dealership specializing in vintage rally-eligible vehicles as well as an eclectic private collection of investment-grade automobiles including classic cars, vintage rally cars and supercars. Our business is buying and selling classic, collectible motorcars. We are considered to be the go-to resource for collector cars in San Diego. We are constantly seeking new additions. Top quality, collectible trades always considered. We are available to assist buyers and sellers with all aspects regarding classic cars including import and export. www.ca-motorsportscenter. com. (CA) Classic Investments Inc. 303.388.9788. Barn find. Redefined. Since 1989 our company specializes in the restoration, sales and service of 1950s–1970s Classic European sports cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche and Mercedes. Colorado’s premier one-stop shop for all of a collector’s needs. Friendly, knowledgeable, passionate staff welcomes you to call for all inquiries; our in-house factory-trained Ferrari mechanic has 40 years’ experience. www.ClassicInvest.com (CO) 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 Luxury Brokers International. 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 three showrooms of cars and department specialty areas to perform all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) 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 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) Mid-Century Motoring. 914.402.5799. Importer, exporter and broker of classic cars, specializing in European marques. We provide clients with unparalleled access to the international classic car market, as well as a full suite of consignment and brokerage services from our showroom in Westchester County, NY. Contact us for more information about the company, the cars, or to schedule a visit. www.midcenturymotoring.com (NY) Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports 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) Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. DriverSource. 281.497.1000. Pursuing & Preserving Fine Automobiles Since 2005, DriverSource is a leading specialist in the classic collec- 172 Kurt Tanner Motorcars. 909.241.1051. An exclusive European Sports Car dealer located in Orange County, CA. Over 35 years experience 330.453.8900. Buy, sell, trade, auction of affordable antique, classic, collector vehicles. Bob Lichty offers over 40 years experience in the classic car Sports Car Market Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymanltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymanltd.com Car Brokers. 831.373.3131. Mohr Imports Inc. of Monterey, CA, pleased to be serving the collector car community for the past 30 years. Our goal is to present and represent your car in the very best way possible. We specialize in European classics. Visit us at www. MohrImports.com. (CA) www.SignificantCars.com. 800.837.9902. Since 2002, SignificantCars.com has been changing the way collector cars find new homes. A pioneer in the online marketing of important collector cars, Significant Cars has a proven track record for realizing top dollar for their seller clients. Run by Enthusiasts for Enthusiasts, Significant Cars has put the power of the dealer or Auction House into the hands of Collectors. Give us a call for a confidential analysis of your car’s true value—not what we want to buy it for. tor car market. Our concept of sales, service and storage is tailor made to the automotive enthusiast lifestyle. To learn more about our services or inventory, please give as a call or contact us via email. sales@driversource.com. www.driversource.com in the classic car business with a distinguished previous reputation for AustinHealey restorations. We accurately and honestly present fine European cars for sale in today’s market. Buy/sell/trade. We purchase and pick up from any U.S. location with quick payment. Please call or visit our website to view current inventory. www.kurttannermotorcars.com (CA) Girardo & Co. +44 (0) 203 621 2923. Girardo & Co. provide clients with a specialist service offering expert advice in buying, selling and sourcing classic cars at the very top end of the collector’s market, whilst delivering the best possible service to clients. www.girardo.com info@girardo.com 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) Paramount Automotive Group/ Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700. You may have seen our award-winning, show-quality restorations. Our 55,000-square-foot facility is specialized in extreme high-end restorations of rare American muscle cars. www.legendarymotorcar.com (ON) Foreign Cars Italia. 888.929.7202. Since 1989, we have offered all the exclusive brands that you have ever dreamed about. Offering new and used Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin and Porsche in Greensboro, NC, Aston Martin, Bentley and Maserati in Charlotte, NC and Porsche in Hickory, NC. We sell, buy and trade. Visit us at www. Paramountauto.com or www.ForeignCarsItalia.com (NC) Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. The four-acre Park Place Center features an Aston Martin sales and service center, a Lotus dealership, and we have one of the largest selections of collector and exotic cars available in the Northwest. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092. www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the preservation and sales of European classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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www.P Aston Martin of New England. Vintage Motors of Sarasota. 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include sales, acquisitions and consignment of high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75-plus examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) Classic Car Transport Ray Zuder. 860.830.6104. Single Car / Enclosed / Air-Ride Transport Dedicated to Extreme Personal Level, Drama Free, Best-inClass Service * Auctions * Concours/Shows * Door to Door * Races/Rallies * Security Provided at All Times * There When You Need Us Over 15 years of “not-even-a-scratch experience.” www.rkzmotorcar.com Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639. Grundy Worldwide offers agreed-value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. Gripping the wheel of your dream car and starting the engine for the first time is a high point for any enthusiast. We are the premier enclosed auto transport company that will ensure your car arrives safely for that experience. For over 35 years, our standards for excellence have had clients returning time and time again. Trust the Best. Trust Intercity Lines. www.Intercitylines.com Reliable Carriers Inc. 877.744.7889. As the country’s largest enclosed-auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event or are shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collector Car Insurance J.C. Taylor Insurance. McCollister’s Auto Transport. 800-748-3160. We have transported thousands of collector vehicles over the last 35 years all across the United States, whether they are moving an exotic, street rod, vintage racer or muscle car. With our experienced drivers trained to ensure the finest protection and our customized, lift-gated, air-ride trailers, we make sure your vehicle safely arrives on time. www.McCollisters.com/AutoTransport 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. 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. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1.866.CAR.9648. With Chubb, you’ll have flexibility and control with worldclass coverage and claim service. There are no mileage restrictions, “Agreed Value” is included, and you’re free to use the restoration shop of your choice for covered repairs. Special pricing is also available for large collections. For more information, call 1-866-227-9648 or visit www.chubbcollectorcar.com. February 2017 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 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) 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) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Fourintune Garage Inc. 262.375.0876. www.fourintune. com. Complete ground-up restoration on British ,arques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. (WI) Allard Motor Works LLC. The Al- lard Motor Works J2X is a hand-crafted version of the famed British competi- tion roadster that stirred the crowds in Europe and the Americas in the early 1950s. Our modern J2X MkIII, recog- nized by the Allard Register, integrates the latest technology into the original design, to provide a safe, comfortable and reliable vehicle without compromising performance. www.allardj2x.com • info@allardj2x. com • 877-J2X-1953 • facebook.com/ allardj2x.com 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) 173


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Finance German Riverside Military AcadKevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) emy Champions and Heroes. 404.237.2633. June 2–4, 2017 A 3-day hijinx competitive rally, 1-mile driver time trial and juried Contest of Elegance for Champions and Heroes (race cars through 1974) from the Carmel Concours on the Avenue producer. info@rmachampionsandheroes.com, www.rmachampionsandheroes.com. (CA) 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! The BMW CCA is the world’s larg- est owner-supported single-marque car club. Today, BMW CCA has 67 chapters nationwide, with more than 70,000 members. As BMW’s most active and vibrant enthusiast organization, the club represents a lifestyle of passion and performance. Join the Club today at bmwcca.org or by calling 800.878.9292. The Elegance at Hershey. Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–present. www.welshent.com (OH) Events—Concours, Car Shows The Arizona Concours d’Elegance opens Arizona’s Classic Car Week every January with a celebration of automotive engineering and design. The event benefits Make-A-Wish™ Arizona, the founding chapter of the national organization that grants wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions. For more information, please go to: www.ArizonaConcours.com. The Quail, A Motorsports GathHilton Head Island Motoring Festival. The South: a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA, and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall — October 28–November 6, 2016 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. ering. 831.620.8879. A prominent component of Monterey Car Week, The Quail is a world-renowned motorsports event featuring one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. The Quail maintains its intimacy and exclusivity by limiting admission through lottery ticket allocations. Admission is inclusive of six gourmet culinary pavilions, caviar, oysters, fine wines, specialty cocktails, champagne, and more. Web: signatureevents.peninsula.com. (CA) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini Veterans Fire Protection. GTO Engineering. Servicing Lajollaconcours.com. 619.233.5008. lajollaconcours@mcfarlanepromotions.com La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 8-10, 2016. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. (CA) worldwide clients for 20-plus 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 a new parts, service and restoration workshop in Los Angeles. parts@gtoengineering.com www.gtoengineering.com/ UK: +44 (0) 118.940.5160 USA: +1 678.635.5752 LA: +1 831.915.1970 484.635.4661/4670. We understand your passion and the investment you have made in your classic or sports car, and that is why we offer a wide selection of Fire Extinguishers for your consideration. Please give us call and we can assist you in the selection of the extinguisher for your automobile or shop and recommend the best solution to suit your application. Fax 484.895.7223. www.veteransfire.com (PA) FOLLOW SCM 717.534.1910. A celebration of vintage race cars and concours automobiles from 6/10 to 6/12/16 commencing with the Grand Ascent, featuring the Concorso Bizarro and culminating with our concours d’elegance. Our primary goal is to benefit our charities: JDRF, AACA Museum, and AACA Library & Research Center. For more information, visit www.theeleganceathershey.com, call 717.534.1910 or email don@theelganceathershey.com. (PA) Ferrari Financial Services. 201.510.2500. As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. dC Automotive. 800-549-2410. We have the largest indoor Recycling Facility for Porsches in the U.S. We specialize in used rebuilt and new parts for Porsche cars, including all models of the 911, 912, Carrera and Turbo, 944 16-valve S, 924S, 951, 944 Turbo, 914-4, 914-6 Boxster, 968, Cayenne, 928, 928S and 928 S4. Vintage parts a specialty. We have an extensive inventory including used Porsche engines, transmissions, Fuchs wheels, seats, brake upgrades, interior trim and suspension. No part is too small. We are a God-owned family business serving the Porsche community for over 25 years. www.dcauto.com 252.955.0110 (text) 252.977.1430 international Woodside Credit. When financing your classic or collector car, Woodside Credit is all about performance. We offer THE LOWEST PAYMENTS IN AMERICA! and provide our clients with fast, friendly and professional service. For over a decade, Woodside has been recognized as the leading lender in the classic and collector car market and is exclusively endorsed by Barrett-Jackson. Apply online at woodsidecredit.com or call 888-354-3982. Fire Protection European Collectibles Inc. 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s, along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level, along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Holt Motorsports. 610.692.7100. We want to buy your air-cooled 911. Immediate payment and pickup anywhere in the U.S. Holt Motorsports specializes in buying and selling all Porsche 911s. We have sold over 3,400 air-cooled 911s since 1980. Holt Motor- 174 Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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sports provides after-sale support with service, appraisals and advice for the entire time you own a Holt car. Please call or visit our website to view a partial listing of our inventory. Tim Holt, Holt Motorsports, Inc. West Chester, PA www.HoltMotorsports.com (PA) 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) 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) Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. (1.866.622.5277). The trusted center of competence for all classic MercedesBenz enthusiasts. Located in Irvine, CA, the Classic Center is the only sales and restoration facility in the U.S. exclusively operated by Mercedes-Benz. Over 50,000 Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts in its assortment. From small services to full ground-up restorations, work is always true to original. Ever-changing showcase of for-sale vehicles. We are your trusted source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export Evans Waterless Coolant is the Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010. Cosdel International Transportation. Since 1960, Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Italian Bryan W. Shook, Esquire, acts for and represents leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses, and private individuals Internationally. He has been responsible for innumerable and prominent cases, distinguishing himself with his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles and network of contacts, experts and clients. He is redefining automotive law. www.vintagecarlaw.com (PA) Museums solution to running too hot. With a boiling point of 375°F, our revolutionary liquid formulation is a superior alternative to water-based coolants. Evans eliminates water vapor, hotspots and boil-over, resulting in a less pressurized, more efficient cooling system and preventing corrosion, electrolysis and pump cavitation. Evans also protects down to -40°F and lasts the lifetime of the engine. See how it works at www.evanscoolant.com. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than $1 million, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal Parts, Accessories & Car Care when the cars were new. http://quicksilver-exhausts.myshopify.com. Race Ramps. 866.464.2788. Lighter. Safer. Stronger. Offering the ultimate way to display and work on collector cars — including detailing, restyling and general maintenance. Race Ramps provides solutions even for low clearance cars. Complete line includes Trailer Ramps, Service Ramps, Rack and Lift Ramps, and the best-selling FlatStoppers to prevent tires from flat spotting during long periods of storage. www.raceramps.com. (MI) California Car Cover Company. More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a prewax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. Unlike ordinary polishes, Swissvax restores the valuable oils of the paint finish that become starved over time and is safe for all paint finishes. Swissvax is also worldwide OEM supplier to Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bugatti and Lamborghini. www.swissvax.com www.swissvax.us WeatherTech® Automotive AcP21S Auto Care Products. Since Barber Vintage Motorsports MuHamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s and ’60s. www.ferrari4you. com Leasing seum. 205.281.3519. When looking for a new home for your vintage car why not consider The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum? Home to over 100 cars and 1,500 motorcycles. The Museum, a Not-for-Profit 501(c)3 foundation, is dedicated to the preservation of cars like yours, and it could help future generations understand why we all love cars. An outright donation or a bargain sale can both offer generous tax advantages. For more information please call or email, Lee Clark,Senior Manager of Restoration and Conservation LClark@Barbermuseum.org www.Barbermuseum.org (AL) 1984, P21S Auto Care Products have been the favorite of auto enthusiasts throughout North America. Representing factory-approved German car care at its finest, P21S wheel care products’ “safe cleaning” approach has saved thousands of expensive alloy wheels from the surface damage that harsh cleaners can cause. P21S paste waxes deliver an award-winning shine and unmatched ease of application, while P21S Bodyworks Shampoo protects against premature removal of that fresh wax job. No matter where your car was made, you’ll want to learn about the complete line of P21S Auto Care Products. More info at www.p21s.com. (CT) cessories. 800.441.8527. MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd., providing automotive accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from all-weather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side-window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license-plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Racing Services Vintage Racing Services. QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 011 Premier Financial Services. 877.973.7700. Since 1997, renowned customer service and honest leasing practices have made Premier the nation’s leading lessor of luxury and performance motorcars. We are small enough to ensure your business gets the attention it deserves, and large enough to finance any new, used, or vintage car over $50,000. Contact Premier at February 2017 LeMay—America’s Car Museum celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the fourlevel, 165,000-square-foot museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and 44 1428 687722. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust systems for various reasons — originality, durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. We’re the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is important, but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable 203.377.6745. Our full-service shop facility and experienced staff provide all aspects of racecar construction, setup and repair for production-based cars to purpose-built sports racers to formula cars. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Restoration — General Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. 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 produces the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at www.automotiverestorations.com Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver-, show/driver-, show- and preservationlevel restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsmen who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. Visit our website or call us to discuss your project today. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Berlinetta Motorcars Ltd. 631.423.1010, 631.549.6700. Professional Ferrari, Porsche and vintage car specialists since 1958. Mechanical engineer, master coachbuilders and fabricators. Pebble Beach-winning restorations. Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche Club of America: Best of Show, People’s Choice Awards. Cars selected for “American Gangster” and more. Servicing, repairing, customizing, engine overhauls, race, track, street and show cars. Locating and importing classic and vintage cars internationally since 1984. BerlinettaMotorcars@gmail.com. www.BerlinettaMotorcars.com (NY) For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) Farland Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245. A complete facility offering concours-level restorations, repair and fabrication services. We work on all makes, and specialize in Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche. Highly organized and fiscally responsible, we provide biweekly detailed billing to 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 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) Hahn-Vorbach & Associates Exoticars USA. 908.996.4889, Wil Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan Motor Company Dealer, warranty and repair, and expert service facility for your collector car. Privately owned, we are conveniently located in North Phoenix. We offer a unique collection of Morgan cars, The Morgan Three Wheeler and special interest European vehicles and motorcycles. www.BrightonMotorsports.com or info@brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) de Groot’s Exoticars USA has serviced and restored Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini in the NJ, PA, NY region since 1979. We’re passionate about keeping your car fast, reliable, beautiful and authentic. Our mechanical, paint/ body, electronic, machining and fabricating work is unsurpassed and awardwinning. We have specialized equipment and knowledge to service newer and vintage models and everything in between. www.exoticars-usa.com. (NJ) 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 Sports Car Shop. 541.510.5296. Since 1982, Sports Car Shop has been re-commissioning and restoring vintage sports cars. With focus in British and Italian cars, Sports Car Shop produces high quality projects with craftsmanship and pride. We have the talent, equipment, and knowledge to transform your car, whether your goal is to get it back on the road or present it for high level judging. www.sportscarshop.com (OR) The Creative Workshop. 954.920.3303. If your current or growing collection needs a team behind it or if your new auction acquisition needs sorting. Our clients ship us their cars 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 RestorOn the Road Again Classics. 408.782.1100. Northern California’s largest Classic & British auto restoration & repair shop is a 12,000 square foot facility under one roof! We opened our doors in 2008 and in 8 short years we have restored over 20 Concours 1st place winners! Our team of 8 craftsmen with over 165 years experience have risen to the top, becoming a Certified Hagerty Expert Collision Repair Facility and in-house Certified Glasurit paint shop. www.ontheroadagainclassics.com. ers. 905.775.0499. Whether your car is headed to a concours or open road, we are the sensible choice. Experts in our craft and combined with unimpeachable integrity, doing something that we enjoy as much as our clients enjoy the fruits of our labors. Share our passion for your passion. Give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone, proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) Vintage Motor Group F. Roxas Inc. 708.598.1000. Brid- 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 176 geview, IL. The only thing better than new is a Fran Roxas restoration. Recent restorations include Duesenberg, Packard 12, 8-liter Bentley, Cadillac V16, Delahaye, Stutz DV32, Ferrari, 1950s and ’60s concept cars. We take pride in enhancing our clients’ investments by bringing these truly one-of-a-kind cars back to life, maybe an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970, with consistent first-place winners at concours around the world. (IL) © Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Present the Fourth Annual SCm SCoTTSdAlE inSidEr’S SEminAr “Why do We Collect?” A lively, interactive discussion with Collector Car professionals With donald osborne as Emcee Featured on “Jay leno’s Garage” on CnBC Join donald osborne, Steve Serio, Colin Comer, mark Hyman and Carl Bomstead in a wide-ranging conversation on the role and rules of collecting in a changed and changing market. Audience participation is greatly encouraged as we share strong opinions about the reasons each of us want, buy, sell or hold collector cars and why you should as well. Topics will include, but hardly be limited to: • Where has the market been, where is it going and should you care? • Smart collecting • Should you ever want to restore a car? • How, when and where to buy • How, when and where to sell • Can the market be “read”? We guarantee you won’t think about collecting in the same way after this session. THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017 Gooding & Co. Auction Tent, Scottsdale Fashion Square, AZ • 9:30–11:30 a.m. SpACE iS limiTEd — SiGn up TodAy! Complimentary admission for SCm platinum members and registered Gooding bidders; SCm subscribers, $35 for two; non-subscribers, $70 for two; not a subscriber? Sign up today and save on admission, or upgrade to platinum, and your admission is free! To secure your space, and for the latest information, go to www.sportscarmarket.com/scottsdale2017 or call 503.261.0555 Ext. 217 February 2017 177 ™


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Carl Bomstead eWatch What Eric Clapton Tucked Away — and Sold Rock guitar master Eric Clapton seems to have a very fine eye for art — and cars Thought Carl’s Christie’s, at their recent art sale, sold “Abstraktes Bild (809-2)” by Gerhard Richter for $22,087,000. In the rarified air of the fine-art world, that is not a big deal. However, rock guitarist Eric Clapton sold the painting. He bought it in 2001 as part of a three-panel set for $3,400,000, and this sale provided a very handsome return. Clapton has also been in the news of late, as he once owned the 1936 Lancia Astura that won 2016 Best of Show at Pebble Beach. I wonder what else he has tucked away. We doubt Clapton ever owned any of these interesting items: EBAY #291893144708— SHELBY AUTHORIZED SALES AND SERVICE DEALER SIGN. Number of Bids: 14. SOLD AT: $3,600. Date: 10/9/2016. This double-sided plastic sign was internally illuminated and measured 48 inches by 38 inches. It had been stored in its original shipping crate for the past 30 years or so. In exceptional condition, it was a “must have” for anyone with a Shelby Mustang or Cobra in the car barn. which was also in excellent condition. It was in working order and even had the fragile aerial, which is often missing. It also had a hood-mounted cannon with illuminated barrel flares. A very cool toy that was in as-new condition, so I doubt if a kid ever got close to it. I am surprised it did not sell for a touch more. EBAY #152238435768—1914 CALIFORNIA LOW-NUMBER PORCELAIN LICENSE PLATE. Number of Bids: 26. SOLD AT: $2,222.56. Date: 9/18/2016. This was the first year that California issued license plates, and they are not all that difficult to find. They normally sell for a couple hundred bucks — depending on condition. What tipped this one over the top was the very low number, which was most likely issued to a California big-shot with some serious juice. The low number added another digit to the value, and considering the condition, it could have easily sold for even more. EBAY #262625800376—MARTIN & SCHWARTZ MODEL 80 GAS PUMP. Number of Bids: 63. SOLD AT: $3,100. Date: 9/21/2016. This model of an M&S gas pump was used in the 1940s, and it is rather nondescript and plain, although it was finished in Sinclair livery. The later M&S “script top” pumps are more popular, but this one was nicely restored, with a later globe and proper porcelain Sinclair pump plate. This one attracted a lot of interest and sold for a market-correct price. STORE DISPLAY. Number of Bids: 20. SOLD AT: $471.78. Date: 9/18/2016. At first glance, this is a 1956 store display for promotional model cars. It included six empty boxes, three cars —1956 Corvette, 1956 Ford station wagon and 1956 Chevrolet — and the store display piece. Read the description a few times, and you find the boxes are reproductions and the display was made in 1993. Also the Corvette “looks like the original Corvette promotional model.” Seems like a bunch of money for a bitsa. EBAY #142122155595—SKYRIDER “BOMB” PEDAL CAR. Number of Bids: 36. SOLD AT: $710. Date: 9/25/2016. This unique all-steel, 40-inch three-wheeled pedal car had its original wood seat and steering tiller. It dated to the 1940s, and it was shaped in the form of a bomb. It retained most of its original paint and was in exceptional condition considering its age. Ride around on this and you can pretend you are Slim Pickens riding the bomb in “Dr. Strangelove.” EBAY #311689169002—1959 SPACE PATROL TIN TOY BY NOMURA. Number of Bids: 45. SOLD AT: $1,746. Date: 9/9/2016. This delightful batteryoperated Space Patrol toy was 10.5 inches in length and was in pristine original condition. It was complete with the original box, EBAY #291871685355—1956 1:25-SCALE MODEL CAR 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. 178 EBAY #131988669266—1920s MIAMI HIGHWAY MILEAGE-MARKER PORCELAIN SIGN. Number of Bids: 32. SOLD AT: $3,819.99. Date: 11/10/2016. This was one of the coolest porcelain signs we have seen in a while. Colorful with bright bold colors, the sign features a period car and ship in the background. The 24-inch-by-16inch sign was “Erected by the Miami Chamber of Commerce and Motor Club.” It also stated there was a $25 reward for the arrest and conviction of anyone who damaged the sign. It does not say anything about stealing it. If anything, this sold well below market value. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market