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CCA, Leamington Spa, U.K., September 23, 2017

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Smith Auctions, Overland Park, KS, October 25, 2017

Brightwells, Bicester, U.K., October 25, 2017

GAA, Greensboro, NC, November 2–4, 2017

Bonhams, London, U.K., November 3, 2017

Bonhams, Los Angeles, CA, November 11, 2017

Leake, Dallas, TX, November 17–19, 2017

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“The Most Important Surviving Vehicle in Automotive History” 1914 Peugeot L45: $7.3m Sports Car Market Steady as She Goes Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 1958 Ferrari PF Cab — Holding Its Value at $5.7m ™ February 2018 Collecting Thoughts: Miles Collier on the Bothwell Sale Ending an Era Morgan Lovers Beware: Don’t Get Hooked by This Internet Phishing Scam www.sportscarmarket.com Spit-Take: A Bertone X1/9 Sold for $30k


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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 2018 . Volume 30 . Number 2 This Month’s Market Movers Up Close FERRARI by Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH by Paul Hardiman ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne GERMAN by Prescott Kelly 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series 1 $5,691,114 / RM Sotheby’s 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 Coupe $457,744 / Bonhams 1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 $190,000 / Motostalgia 1968 Porsche 912 $27,500 / Bonhams 84 86 88 92 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 198 Vehicles Rated at Nine Sales 104 108 MARKET OVERVIEW Top 10 auction sales, best buys and cookie-cutter supercars — Garrett Long BONHAMS Los Angeles, CA: The 48-lot, no-reserve Bothwell Collection brings $13.1m — Phil Skinner 120 GAA 132 144 158 166 AMERICAN RACE by Carl Bomstead by Thor Thorson NEXT GEN by Jeff Zurschmeide 22 1936 Cadillac V16 Convertible Sedan $715,000 / RM Sotheby’s 1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix Two Seater $7,260,000 / Bonhams 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon $58,300 / Motostalgia Greensboro, NC: GAA finds steady footing with $10.2m in sales and 352 lots sold — Mark Moskowitz LEAKE Dallas, TX: Leake stays the course, selling 284 cars for a $6.6m total — B. Mitchell Carlson SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K.: The Porsche sale totals $3.3m with 59 total consignments — Paul Hardiman BONHAMS London, U.K.: Bonhams’ century-old classics bring $3m in sales with a 96% sales rate — Paul Hardiman ROUNDUP Highlights from Branson in Branson, MO; Smith Auctions in Overland Park, KS; Brightwells in Bicester, U.K.; and CCA in Leamington Spa, U.K.— Andy Staugaard, B. Mitchell Carlson and Paul Hardiman 94 96 98 acebook and look for updates and offers! Cover: 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series 1; Darin Schnabel ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Sports Car Market


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75 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival Car Club Showcase COLUMNS 26 Shifting Gears What’s the point in owning cars I don’t drive? Keith Martin 56 Affordable Classic Put down your coffee cup. A 1988 Bertone X1/9 just sold for $30,000 Mark Wigginton 60 Collecting Thoughts The sale of the Bothwell Collection marks the end of an era Miles Collier 62 Legal Files The new Ford GT is just hitting the market right now, but there already is a Legal File John Draneas 66 Unconventional Wisdom The more I see of different cars, the more I learn Donald Osborne 68 Drivers Ed My favorite cars are “Tweeners” — they’re not completely original or fully restored Paul Hageman 90 The Cumberford Perspective The Facel Vega features great styling on a car that should have worked — but didn’t Robert Cumberford 202 eWatch FEATURES Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” has 450 million reasons to be memorable, but don’t forget Tintin Carl Bomstead 72 Scene and Be Seen: Car people at car events — Bill Rothermel 74 2017 Hilton Head Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance: Ten days of cars, cars, cars — Bill Rothermel 24 Sports Car Market 75 2017 Hilton Head Motoring Festival Car Club Showcase: This precursor to the concours is no sideshow — Mark Moskowitz 76 2017 Art in Motion Concours: Fantastic racers get back on the track — Bill Rothermel 78 Phishing for a Morgan: How to avoid a current Internet scam aimed at car collectors — Mark Wigginton DEPARTMENTS 36 Auction Calendar 36 Crossing the Block 38 Concours and Events: Rétromobile, Cars for the Cure and the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance 44 Contributors: Get to know our writers 46 You Write, We Read: Bradley Martin drives his Bugeye, SCM is 30, plus more about 911 drivers and Sherman tanks 48 Display Advertisers Index 52 Time Pieces: Which watches are blue-chippers? Which ones are overrated or underrated? 52 Neat Stuff: New old signs and a desktop cannon 54 In Miniature: 1966 Ford GT40 chassis P1046 54 Speaking Volumes: Powered by Porsche: The Alternative Race Cars 106 Buy/Sell/Hold: Thor Thorson’s race-car picks to buy, sell and hold 114 Fresh Meat: 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider, 2016 Jaguar F-type R coupe, 2017 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2S Spyder 126 Rising Sun: 2000 Acura Integra Type R, 1972 Toyota Celica, 1989 Toyota MR2 Supercharged Super Edition II 180 On the Radar: 1991–93 Nissan Cima, 1993 Rover 600, 1993 DeTomaso Guarà 188 Mystery Photo: “Covered all winter” can mean different things to different people 188 Comments With Your Renewals: “Would love to see an article on how the auction reporters grade exterior paint, what they look for, etc.” 190 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 194 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin When Will It Be Time to Sell? It has taken decades to find my six Alfa Romeos. It took more years and dollars to make each one right Too much time, money and love invested to let them go just yet T here’s been a lot of talk recently about Baby-Boomer collectors “thinning their collections” and “right-sizing them.” Whether you have six cars, 60 or 600 — the dilemma is the same. Over the decades you’ve been collecting, as you’ve found the specific model you’ve been looking for, you acquire it — often paying above market — and tuck it away. However, now, as you look over your garage, you realize that you can’t possibly drive them all. Further, the longer they sit, the more bad things happen to them. Seals dry out, fuel systems get gummy, tires get flat-spotted. The core of my modest collection is six 4-cylinder Alfas built from 1958 to 1967. It has taken me a lifetime to get these cars. Each one of them represents exactly the year and model that I wanted. Like a wine collector, I have searched out what appeals to me the most. I consider my little grouping to be equivalent to a “vertical flight” — one example each of a special year of a special car. I was speaking with SCM Contributor Philip Richter at a preview of the RM Sotheby’s auction in New York City in December. He asked why I had three 1967 Alfas (Duetto, GTV and Super). 1967 represents the pinnacle of unfettered automotive engineering and design. In 1968, we saw the beginnings of federally mandated smog and safety regulations. Prior to 1968, engineers, stylists and marketers had nearly full control over a company’s offerings. Look at the dainty bumpers on a 1965 Mustang — or the lack of headrests or shoulder harnesses. Think of the prodigious horsepower produced by the 427-ci, 435-horsepower Corvette engine — and the blanket of pollutants it laid down as it cruised through the countryside. None of my collectibles is a post-1967. Culling the herd I now have five Alfas that are essentially on the button (1958 Giulietta Sprint Veloce “Confortevole,” 1965 Giulia Spider Veloce, the GTV, 1967 Duetto and 1967 Giulia Super). They are all in fine — if not concours — condition, and all of them are mechanically fettled and ready for a drive. They are fundamentally “correct cars” in the ways that matter to me. Soon the 1961 Giulietta Sprint Speciale will join their ranks. If I drove each one 1,500 miles a year, that would be 9,000 miles total between all the Alfas. I doubt if I put 4,000 miles on the fleet during a year, which means one or more barely gets driven. What’s the point in owning cars I don’t drive? Surely I could part with two Alfas. The four I drive most often would bring me plenty of 26 pleasure. Would I really miss the ones I might part with? But here’s the conundrum: It has taken decades to find my six cars, and then more years and dollars to make each one right. Every one of them has needed its suspension rebuilt and upgraded. Interiors and exterior cosmetics have needed lots of attention. I’ll never own another All of this has led me to the following realization: If I sell one of these Alfas, the chances are good I will never own another one of this particular model. For example, the Super is a marvelous car. Last summer I took it on a 1,000-mile tour to the town of Joseph in eastern Oregon with two kids in the back seat and good friend Bill Woodard as my navigator. It took two years to get it into this condition, and I simply don’t have the energy or interest to look for and restore another one. Should I find one, it fatigues me to think about “building it” to my specifications, as I have done with all my cars. It’s the same with all the other Alfas in my little collection. They are hand-crafted expressions of exactly what I expect from these 4-cylinder marvels. My daughter Alexandra will inherit the 1965 Spider Veloce, Bradley the Bertone Sprint. I’ll let them duke it out over the other Alfas. However, Alex has made it clear who is getting (or getting stuck with) SCM’s rickety Bradley GT. And it is not her. At 66, I don’t have an endless road ahead of me. These current cars may be the final iteration of my Alfa collecting. I don’t want to look for another 1967 GTV and bring it up to my specifications. A ’67, with its two-headlights, step-nose hood and thinshell bucket seats is the only year I am interested in. I can’t even imagine restoring another Giulia Spider Veloce. I haven’t recovered from the $100k-plus it cost to make the body and paint solid on the one I own now. As fewer than 200 were built, I might never find another “eyebrow” Bertone Sprint Veloce. And if I did, how much would I have to pay, and what would the inevitable full-or-partial restoration cost? So none of my cars are for sale right now. And when I do decide to part with one or more of them, it will be a signal that I have realized that my time with this particular model is over. That is the point where I realize that I won’t ever have a Super or a Duetto or a Sprint Veloce again. It will be a rite of passage. I’ll know it when the time comes. Until then, I’ll just enjoy the dreams-come-true represented by the wonderful machines in the SCM garage. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Garrett Long Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted G. Potter King Where: Atlantic City, NJ When: February 9–11 More: www.acclassiccars.com Mecum Where: Los Angeles, CA When: February 16–17 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 283/586 cars sold / $9.4m Coys Where: London, U.K. When: February 17 More: www.coys.co.uk Shannons Where: Melbourne, AUS When: February 19 More: www.shannons.com.au Star Car: 1958 BMW 507 roadster at RM Sotheby’s, Paris, FRA Petersen Where: Salem, OR When: February 3 More: www.petersencollectorcars.com RM Sotheby’s Where: Paris, FRA When: February 7 More: www.rmsothebys.com Last year: 60/77 cars sold / $29.4m Featured cars: • Star Car: 1958 BMW 507 roadster • 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix • 2005 Maserati MC12 Bonhams Where: Paris, FRA When: February 8 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 102/144 cars sold / $16m Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: garrett.long@sportscarmarket.com. JANUARY 5–14—MECUM Kissimmee, FL 5–7—DAVE RUPP Fort Lauderdale, FL 12–13—TOM MACK AUCTIONS Concord, NC 13—COYS Birmingham, U.K. 13–21—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 17—WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Scottsdale, AZ 36 17–21—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 18—BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ 18–19—RM SOTHEBY’S Phoenix, AZ 18–20—SILVER AZ Fort McDowell, AZ 19–20—GOODING & CO. Scottsdale, AZ 27—ACA King’s Lynn, U.K. FEBRUARY 3—PETERSEN Salem, OR 7—RM SOTHEBY’S Paris, FRA 8—BONHAMS Paris, FRA 9—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 9–11—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ 16–17—MECUM Los Angeles, CA 17—COYS London, U.K. 19—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 23–26—SILVERSTONE Stoneleigh Park, U.K. 23–25—MCCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 23–24—LEAKE Oklahoma City, OK 27—BARONS Surrey, U.K. MARCH 1–3—GAA Greensboro, NC 8—BONHAMS Amelia Island, FL 9—GOODING & CO. Amelia Island, FL 9–10—HOLLYWOOD WHEELS Amelia Island, FL 10—RM SOTHEBY’S Amelia Island, FL 10—SMITH Cape Girardeau, MO 11—MOTOSTALGIA Amelia Island, FL 12—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 15–17—SILVER AZ Fort McDowell, AZ 16–17—MECUM Kansas City, MO 16–18—ELECTRIC GARAGE Red Deer, AB, CAN 21—H&H Duxford, U.K. 23–24—CCA Birmingham, U.K. 24—COYS Essen, DEU 24—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS San Antonio, TX 24—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN Featured cars: • 1928 Bugatti Type 40 Silverstone Where: Stoneleigh Park, U.K. When: February 23–26 More: www.silverstoneauctions.com Last year: 97/131 cars sold / $7.2m McCormick’s Where: Palm Springs, CA When: February 23–25 More: www.classic-carauction.com Last year: 304/459 cars sold / $5.8m • Star Car: 1935 Bugatti Type 57 • 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Artcurial Where: Paris, FRA When: February 9 More: www.artcurial.com Last year: 117/153 cars sold / $35.7m Leake Where: Oklahoma City, OK When: February 23–24 More: www.leakecar.com Last year: 405/549 cars sold / $10.4m Barons Where: Surrey, U.K. When: February 27 More: www.barons-auctions.com ♦ Sports Car Market


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com Great Old Cars in Paris Rétromobile, one of the world’s best car events, has the unbeatable combination of great cars on display in the City of Light February 7–11. 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 43rd year of Rétromobile, and this year’s event will celebrate 120 years of Renault. Artcurial Motorcars’ auction takes place on February 9. RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams are also holding auctions off-site during the automotive week. en.retromobile.com (FRA) SCM Reception: Join SCMers Paul Hardiman and Ed Fallon at SCM’s Annual Rétromobile Reception at the Artcurial Stand from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on February 7, 2018. Please RSVP to susan.loeb@sportscarmarket.com by February 2 or visit www.sportscarmarket.com/retro2018 to secure complimentary admission to the Artcurial stand. Cars For a Cause An array of amazing cars will decorate Lake Mary, FL, on February 10 for the 14th Annual Cars For The Cure. Taking place at Colonial Town Park, 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 on February 9. www.carsforthecure. com (FL) 1957 Dual-Ghia convertible owned by Doreen and David Salzman of Jupiter, FL — 2017 Timeless Elegance Award winner Boca Raton’s Big Car Weekend The 12th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance brings together more than 200 fine cars and auto- mobiles, Jay Leno and fantastic Florida sunshine. All this adds up to a fun, festive February 23–25. The weekend revs up with a hangar party at Atlantic Aviation at the Boca Raton Airport on February 23. Everyone dresses up on February 24 for the Concours Gala dinner, auction and show, which will include comedian Tim Allen. The Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida opens the gates for the Concours d’Elegance at 9:30 a.m. February 25. This year’s concours celebrates Lincoln-Mercury. The concours also will feature AACA Cars Through the Decades. Jay Leno, Tim Allen and Publisher Martin will serve as Celebrity Judges. 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) 38 FEBRUARY CALENDAR 10 Concours in the Hills, Fountain Hills, AZ; www. concoursinthehills.org 16–18 VARA/SVRA Duel in the Desert, Pahrump, NV; www.vararacing.com 23–25 Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park, Coven- try, U.K.; www.raceretro. com Sports Car Market


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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. Medical school and residency training interrupted his racing career, but he maintained his connections with the sport, photographing NASCAR and SCCA Club and Pro Racing for newspapers, magazines and Boston television. A retired surgeon, Dr. Moskowitz is director and curator of the now-private Museum of Automobile History, manages the estate of renowned automotive artist Carlo Demand, and is a frequent concours judge. He favors British sports cars including Allards, but claims none worthy of show. Turn to p. 75 for his Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival story and photos. You can find his thoughts on the GAA Greensboro Auction on p. 120. 44 MILES C. COLLIER, SCM Contributor, is a retired business executive, practicing artist, investor, philanthropist and noted authority on vintage automobiles. He nurtured his interest in art at Yale University, where he received a B.A. in Painting. When family business intervened, he received an MBA from Columbia University. He retired as managing partner of Collier Enterprises in 1995 and returned to painting, studying for three years with the noted Graham Nickson at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. Today, he paints professionally. Collier maintains a private automobile collection in Naples, FL, and hosts prestigious symposiums on automobile connoisseurship. This month, on p. 60, he explores how the Bothwell Collection sale marks the end of the era of the pioneering car collector. STEVE AHLGRIM, SCM Contributing Editor, taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer in Atlanta, where he served as general manager and vice president. His first car was a 1964 Nova SS convertible, quickly followed by a 1967 Mustang fastback, a Porsche 914 and a Lotus Europa. In his adult years, he has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for more than 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. Turn to p. 84 for his profile of a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series 1.


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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 For me, the 911 has been like a trusty friend that always seems ready to go at the drop of a hat Hey, We’re 30! To the Editor: Congratulations, Keith, on 30 years of SCM! Every issue is can’t-put-it-down reading, and your vision has made it possible! I was thrilled to receive my issue with the Nicolas Hunziker Alfa TZ on the cover — beautiful! Thanks for bringing such a unique facet of the car hobby to the enthusiast community. — John Clinard, Ford Motor Company Communications Keith Martin responds: John, thanks for your kind note. SCM has been the experience of a lifetime, and we’ve got a lot further to go. Drive that 911! To the Editor: Keith Martin’s piece on the Porsche 911 as his daily driver was spot-on (December 2017, “Shifting Gears,” p. 20). I’ve owned plenty of sports cars over the years, and if I were to give equal weight to styling, performance, long-term value, and reliability, I’d say the Porsche 911 is the best overall sports car ever made. 46 I believe this because with a few small exceptions (the 2.7 series was a bit less reliable on average than the models before and after it), they are all supremely well built, reliable as heck, and still manage to go like a scared cougar. Sure, there are sexier cars — and even faster cars. However, for me, the 911 has been like a trusty friend that always seems ready to go at the drop of a hat. My current Porsche lineup includes a 1985 Carrera Cab and a 1996 Twin Turbo. One interesting point is that no car today has retained the same body style for as long as the Porsche. If you wanted to draw a parallel, you’d have to look at the world of aviation, and a plane like the Beechcraft King Air (itself an icon) to find another transportation vehicle that has barely changed its basic look for 50-plus years. — Greg James, Mercer Island, WA Sherman Tanks Doing Battle With HOAs To the Editor: I enjoyed the article about HOAs and vehicles (December 2017, “Legal Files,” p. 50). Back in the 1970s, there was an interesting issue in a town in northern Kentucky. The guy got in a dispute with town hall and drove his Sherman tank downtown and parked it. It presented an interesting towing challenge! My wife has been a member of an HOA board off and on. It is where all of the frustrated little dictators wind up. However, when it comes to public roads, there can be a different spin. There are some communities that don’t welcome motorcycles. The American Motorcycle Association finally took a few to court. The premise was that since the roads were public thoroughfares and paid for by tax dollars gleaned from gas taxes, motorcycles had equal access. If it were a gated community — and had its own roads paid for and maintained by them — then they could ban motorcycles. A mile of asphalt ain’t cheap, so they had to capitulate on public roads. I always enjoy “Legal Files.” It’s usually my first read, uh, after Keith’s column. — Somer Hooker, SCM contributor Bradley’s First Drive To the Editor: It’s hard to believe that Bradley is 10 (Keith’s Blog, SCM Newsletter, November 21, 2017). Time is moving quickly. His and your “first drive” experience parallels my first official drive with my dad when I was about 13. Maybe 14. By then I had almost mastered relatively smooth shifting of the gears from first to second by driving my dad’s car up and down our driveway. Maybe 50 times. At that point, I never drove fast enough to really get into third gear. When my dad asked me if I’d like to go for a drive, I thought my position would be shotgun — not behind the wheel. But I was driving the car! We lived in the country in Greenwich, CT, so there wasn’t much expectation that we’d have to deal with other cars. And we didn’t. But before we got home, my dad suggested that I pull next to the curb. As I eased over, he got super-heated as I slowly pulled over. I never scraped the curb with the wheel, but it took me too long to stop as I eased closer to Sports Car Market


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You WriAd Indexte We Read 30-Year Anniversary SCM Cover Posters .................201 Aerovault ....................................................................171 AIG PC Global Services, Inc ....................................... 79 Allard Motor Works LLC ...........................................129 Arkonik ......................................................................... 65 Artcurial ..................................................................12–13 Aston Martin of New England ..................................... 61 Auto Kennel ................................................................170 Autodromo ..................................................................145 Autosport Designs Inc ................................................169 Autosport Groups .......................................................143 Barrett-Jackson ......................................... 10–11, 79, 113 Beverly Hills Car Club ...............................................185 Bonhams / UK .............................................................. 45 BridgePoint Risk Management .................................... 79 Carlisle Events ............................................................139 Cars, Inc. .................................................................37, 39 Centerline Alfa Parts...................................................177 Central Classic Cars ...................................................140 Champion Motors .......................................................127 Charles Prince Classic Cars.........................................111 Chequered Flag International .....................................155 Christopher John Ltd. .................................................176 Chubb Personal Risk Services ..................................... 23 Churchill Classic Cars ...............................................178 Classic Showcase.......................................................... 70 Concours d’ Elegance of America .............................101 Copley Motorcars ...................................................28–29 D. L. George Coachworks ..........................................159 Daniel Schmitt & Company .......................................135 Dobson Motorsport.....................................................142 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. ..................................... 8 Drive Toward a Cure ..................................................100 Driversource Houston LLC ....................................50–51 Eaton Peabody ............................................................ 112 European Collectibles.................................................149 Fantasy Junction .................................................137, 186 Ferrari Financial Services ...........................................161 Formula Selected Inc. .............................................30–31 Fourintune Garage Inc ................................................184 G. Potter King, Inc..................................................32–33 Garage Graphics .........................................................131 Gooding & Company .............................................6–7, 9 Greensboro Auto Auction .......................................42–43 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance.................109 Grundy Insurance ......................................................... 91 GT Motor Cars LLC ...................................................131 GTO Engineering LTD ................................................. 71 Gullwing Group .......................................................... 118 Hamann Classic Cars .................................................107 Handal Plastic Surgery ................................................. 25 Hendrick Motorsports .................................................. 77 Heritage Classics ........................................................125 High Mountain Classics .............................................177 Hollywood Wheels Inc ...........................................34–35 Huntingridge Motors Inc. ...........................................173 Hyman, LTD ............................................................... 117 Iconic Watch Company ................................................ 53 Ideal Classic Cars ...................................................58–59 Intercity Lines ............................................................... 63 JC Taylor .....................................................................179 JJ Best Banc & Co ......................................................191 Juniper Wind Designs ................................................... 80 Kevin Kay Restorations ............................................... 69 Kidston ....................................................................14–15 LBI Limited ................................................................ 119 Leake Auction Company ............................................123 Legendary Motorcar Company ..................................187 Lory Lockwood ..........................................................121 Macy’s Garage Ltd. .................................................... 116 McCollister’s Auto Transport ....................................... 67 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center .................................... 49 Mershon’s World Of Cars...........................................183 Metron Garage ............................................................175 Milestone Motorcars LLC ..........................................187 Mitchell A. Josephs DDS, PA.....................................141 Morris & Welford, LLC ............................................... 55 Motorcar Classics .......................................................165 Motorcar Gallery ........................................................183 New England Auto Auction .......................................203 Nicolas Hunziker ........................................................156 Northwest European ...................................................181 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ............................... 81 Park Place LTD ...............................16–17, 18–19, 20–21 Passport Transport ......................................................133 Paul Russell and Company.........................................171 Plycar Automotive Logistics ......................................153 Porsche 356 Registry ..................................................192 Putnam Leasing ..........................................................204 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd...........................................157 Reliable Carriers .........................................................105 RM Sotheby’s .............................................................4–5 Robert Glover LTD....................................................... 73 Russo and Steele LLC ............................................40–41 SCM 2018 Arizona Insider’s Seminar .......................193 Speed Digital ................................................................ 64 Sports Car Market’s Platinum Auction Database ......154 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations ..................................167 Symbolic International ................................................. 27 Talacrest 2000 AD Ltd ...............................................151 The Creative Workshop ................................................ 57 The Stable, Ltd. ..........................................................147 The Werk Shop ........................................................... 118 Tony Labella Classic Cars ..........................................190 Turtle Garage ................................................................ 47 Vintage Car Law .........................................................136 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ........................................ 115 Vintage Rallies ............................................................185 Vintage Underground LLC.........................................173 Watchworks ................................................................192 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. ...............................................169 West Coast Classics, LLC ..........................................175 West Coast Shipping...................................................163 White Post Restorations .............................................176 Worldwide Group .......................................................2–3 48 the curb. I can almost hear him shouting for me to stop the car and not get so close. But I was in control and driving safely. It brings back happy memories. It was great to be with my dad. And just before my 16th birthday, I bought my first car — a 1953 Chevy Bel Air convertible. That was more than 60 years ago! Congratulations to you and to Bradley for taking a drive at his young age. What a thrill. What a bonding experience. — Phil Stevens, via email Dual-Ghia Disrespect To the Editor: Please be advised that I have been a longtime follower of Sports Car Market since before I care to remember. I am a collector of many cars from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. On p. 194 of the November 2017 issue of SCM, I saw a review of a 1956 Dual-Ghia. I indeed find the write-up not in line with most of your very well-written and well-analyzed articles. Basically, Pierre Hedary describes this vehicle as not being worth it compared to other cars. However, this vehicle and most of the models that you write about are period-piece cars of the 1950s, and this was a very attractive example. It was bought by members of the Rat Pack, and it was harder to get in Southern California than a Rolls-Royce at that time. Hedary starts by saying that for this kind of money you can buy a finer later-model car. However, most of your articles Congratulations to you and to Bradley for taking a drive at his young age. What a thrill. What a bonding experience are about cars as they were when they were bought in the period they came from. That’s how I view my collection. Mr. Hedary should under- stand that if the same money was spent on an Italian car or a Jaguar from that time, you would need three mechanics following you around. I am a proud owner of two Dual-Ghias. I drive them and my mechanic can fix them, unlike the Jaguars and Maseratis that I’ve owned, which have been highly temperamental and al- Errata In the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction report (January 2018, p. 108), Travis Shetler called a 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB coupe with automatic transmission that sold for $132,000 (Lot 756) “quite well bought at almost half the current price-guide valuation.” SCM’s most recent Pocket Price Guide valuation for the model was $220,000. That number, however, was inaccurate, as it included all models of the 599 GTB — including the rare 6-speed manual cars, which are much more expensive than automatics. Our most recent data show the 6-speed cars — of which there are only 30 — actually have a median price of $490,963, compared to the automatic cars’ $170,500. Why are manual-trans cars worth so much? Because they represent the last chance buyers have to get a modern Ferrari V12 paired with a traditional manual transmission. Those expensive manual-trans cars inflated SCM’s price-guide median for the model, which made our comparison inaccurate. The Ferrari in Las Vegas was still well bought, but it wasn’t quite the screaming deal we first made it out to be. We’ll include updated numbers in the next version of the SCM Pocket Price Guide. Sports Car Market ways caused me lots of problems and expense. This is the first time I’ve written to this magazine. I have met Keith Martin several times, and this is the best magazine there is on automobiles — at least from my point of view. I certainly hope to be reading this in the future. I think somebody should write about a 1950s car with some experience — and who can picture himself in 1950 dealing with the car. — Stephen G. Siben, Bay Shore, NY ♦


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Once upon a time, owning a time piece was a matter of necessity. Today, wristwatches are so much more than a way of keeping track of time. Watches have become part collectible, part fashion statement, part statement of affluence, and most certainly, part investment. When choosing a time piece, I like to view the decision process in terms suggested to me while reading Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Pirsig claims that our perception of the world can be divided into classic and romantic ideals. Classic attributes that influence watch choices include size, function, warranty, materials and so on. Romantic ideals are more about aesthetic and personal resonance. How does the object make us feel, and is the feeling invoked one that should be encouraged? As I watch a client put on a watch for the first time, I look for that Blue chip: Patek Philippe romantic reaction (or lack thereof). Sometimes that reaction is: “Wow, I love this!” and sometimes it is: “Okay. What else can you show me?” Clients often consider the future value of their investment, and that is often difficult to predict. In considering a method of separating the wheat from the chaff, one might use terminology from the financial markets. Blue-chip watches A blue-chip stock has a market capitalization in the billions, is the market leader or among the top three companies in its sector — and is often a household name. I would classify Rolex and Patek Philippe as blue-chip watches. Steady valuations are supported by decades of auction results, utility and ease of repair, combined with steady leadership and conservative technical and visual evolution. Overrated watches Audemars Piguet: Although their watches are of excellent quality, Audemars is simply overpriced. A stainless-steel Royal Neat Stuff by Jim Pickering Classic Signs Jeff Hildreth creates motorsport art with a classic look. His custom-made pieces take inspiration from the old-car world and combine it with his own artistic license to create original art that appears to be vintage. His focus is on automotive and motorcycle art, as well as general sign art and folk art. If you’re looking for something specific — from a vintage race sign to a specific marque crest, Jeff can make it for you. Pricing varies by the piece. Check out his work at www.jjhildrethstudios.com. One Collector’s List of Blue-Chip, Overrated and Underrated Watches Oak self-winding chronograph should not cost $24,300. Audemars does not sell parts to support their products. They will have their way with you if your watch breaks. Tag Heuer: I am a huge fan of vintage Heuer watches. Yet when they were reorganized into what is now Tag Heuer, I think they sought to compete with cheaper, rather than better. In recent years, Tag Heuer’s leaders have reversed that trend. Hublot: A quiet, unassuming brand that had a unique style (for better or worse), Hublot was established in 1980 to little fanfare. Teetering on the edge of failure, the company was revitalized after the hiring of Jean Claude Biver, a seasoned watch expert, who made the watch more sellable simply by making it bigger and more expensive. Underrated watches Omega: This company is on the edge of being a true prestige brand. Having been established in 1848, they certainly have longevity. Omega has made some fantastic watches, and as they are now owned by the the Swatch Group (which has considerable R&D capabilities and fantastic designers), they have improved the quality and reliability to a level that outmatches many more-expensive competitors. Tudor: This company has been Rolex’s entry-level watch since the 1940s. Tudor has really hit their stride with new offerings that celebrate the iconic designs of their vintage offerings — while adding quality and value. Oris: A maker of mechanical watches since 1904, Oris offers robust mechanical watches that have a great sense of simplicity, combined with rugged durability. They also generally keep the price under $3,000. The Pro Pilot series may be the greatest bargain in watches under $2,000. Enicar (vintage examples): I am highly impressed with the beauty and breadth of Enicar’s offerings, which include highly sealed technical watches for divers, pilots, drivers and adventurists. Any Sherpa model is a great up-and-coming collectible. Desktop Armament UncommonCarry’s stainless-steel Mini Combat Cannon is just four inches long and two inches wide, so it’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. But while it may look cute, it’s fully functional and packs a punch — load it with a .25-caliber steel ball and a bit of 3F black powder, light the fuse and it will recoil as it sends that charge across your backyard. Keep it on your desk to fend off unwanted interruptions and those 1:64-scale ships of the line. $129.99 at www.uncommoncarry.com. ♦ 52 Sports Car Market


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1966 Ford GT40, Chassis P1046 One of my favorite cars is the 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mk II, though, of course, there is always debate about the win. Many manufacturers have modeled this car in many scales. Which one is the best to buy? They can’t all be worth having. For all-around great value, the choice goes to the Minichamps Le Mans Collection Ford GT40 MKII McLaren/Amon released a few years ago. It’s still readily available, and it’s one of the best deals around. This can be found for under $70. It is a small, 1:43scale model, but don’t let that put you off. The body shape and stance are great, as is the overall detailing. The paint finish is high gloss, and all graphics are properly represented, including the tiny Model Details Production date: 2013 Quantity: 2,000-plus (estimated) SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: ( is best) Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Powered by Porsche: The Alternative Race Cars by Roy Smith, 468 pages, Veloce, $118.77 (Amazon) I have to admit, the first word that came to mind when opening the box containing this five-pound monster and seeing the title was, “Really?” Maybe it’s Porsche fatigue, but it seems lately like half the books produced have that P-word in the title. Many of those books are either so broad as to be little more than sales tools, or so niche they are of interest only to an owner of a specific model. But some are outstanding, and Powered by Porsche is a perfect example. Roy Smith has created a huge, detailed and informative book on all of the various race cars powered by Porsche. It starts with the first vehicle powered by Porsche, and it was an idea as fresh as tomorrow: a Lohner chassis fitted with a 5.5-liter Daimler engine, which powered batteries driving electric-hub motors. The 1900 Lohner-Porsche was the first Porsche race car, and maybe the first gasoline-electric hybrid, competing successfully at hillclimbs. By the 1930s, Porsche was the power driving Auto Union at the top levels 54 of racing — a place Porsche has maintained for coming up on a century of Porsche-powered race winners. The book is organized by decade, going into great detail on the many and varied chassis/Porsche engine combinations across all levels of racing. From Cisitalia to their last F1 effort with Footworks, Powered by Porsche takes the grand tour, with side trips to tractors, airplanes and boats with a Porsche under the hood. It’s a grand tour in every sense of the phrase — and a good read. Provenance: Roy Smith, after a long and success- ful business career, turned his longtime attraction to motorsports and writing, winning awards with each new book. Fit and finish: Worthy of any coffee table stout enough to hold it, Powered by Porsche has a simple, unfussy design and quality printing. Only 1,500 were printed in a short run. Drivability: An easy, readable prose style and a focused, detailed level of research have helped Smith create a real resource for Porsche racing fans. Along the way, there are plenty of “I didn’t know that” moments in a story that is anything but finished — the continuing story of Porsche powerplants and success. ♦ Sports Car Market ½ Web: www.minichamps.de/artikel_neu/ ford-gt40-mkii-mclarenamon-winners-24hle-mans-1966/#.Wibpy62ZOMI McLaren racing emblems on the door windows along with the NZ emblem on driver’s side, forward of the door — for the two Kiwi drivers, Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon. The tires are Goodyear Blue Streaks. The big plus is the opening rear panel with detailed engine bay. There are only a few barely noticeable mistakes. The car has the wrong-color exhausts, the wheels should be a lighter shade of gold, the seat ringlets should be silver and the wiper should be parked to the left. But really those are just little nits on a great little model. ♦


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Affordable Classic Fiat/Bertone X1/9 An X1/9 Sold for What? The lucky owner of the highest-priced X1/9 ever may be on to something we can all attain for a lot less cash by Mark Wigginton for the masses.” After some corporate battles about the mid-engine layout, the front-wheel-drive folks lost. Putting the 1.3-liter motor from the Fiat 128 Rally into the X1/9 was certainly a technological challenge, but the final layout was a tidy success. It left a small trunk behind the The most expensive X1/9 in the world, sold for $30,166 by Bonhams in October 2017 A Maybe. A little — literally — bit of history The X1/9 replaced the Fiat 850, a cute little two- seater that actually has more collector value than the X1/9 at this point. But as time moved on, so had the shape of cars. As the X1/9 emerged, it was the Era of the Wedge. The new Fiat was designed at Carrozzeria Bertone by Marcello Gandini. Gandini’s Lamborghini Countach design of the early ’70s led the way toward the great wedgie revolution. The little X1/9 (when you see one now, it’s just tiny, only about 13 feet end to end) was also the first mass-produced mid-engine sports car, which gained it a car magazine reputation as the “Ferrari 56 recent result from the Bonhams Padua auction on October 28, 2017, caused a bit of a stir here at the “Affordable Classic” desk. Actually, it wasn’t a stir, but more like a big messy spit-take, a coffeespewing, head-shaking explosion of disbelief. A late-in-the-run 1988 Bertone X1/9 1500 coupe went out the door for just a skosh more than $30,000. I’ll wait while you clean up your coffee. Admittedly, this example of the humble Italian sports car was quite special. It had only 47 kilometers on the clock, but it wasn’t a dusty barn find. Instead it had been maintained all those years despite putting on almost no miles. It was one of the last built at Bertone (which took over production of the X1/9 from Fiat in 1982) and it had the perfection of a rare “new in box” Dinky Toy, everything but the new-car smell. This car is truly one of a kind, but thirty large is about twice the going rate for the best-of-the-best versions that have sold in the past couple of years. So should we all be rushing out to buy one? Details Years produced: Fiat from 1972 to ’82; Bertone from 1982 to ’89 Price when new: $3,790 in 1974, $7,115 in 1989 Number built: Fiat, 140,500; Bertone, 19,500 Current price range: $3,000–$18,000 Pros: A great-handling, groundbreaking and stylish Italian car that is getting more and more rare Cons: Rust problems are significant, and it’s bog-slow by today’s standards. There is enough luggage space for a picnic, but there might not be room for the blanket Best place to drive one: A twisty road to the coast on a bright summer day Worst place to drive one: Surrounded by SUVs, on wet roads A typical owner: Someone who says “I’m my own person” and isn’t too tall, with a sharp eye for a bargain motor, with the fuel tank and spare tire behind the seats and ahead of the motor. Another, larger luggage area was left in front (which handily accepted the removable Targa top). But two storage areas aren’t the equivalent of a real trunk, and at the end there was only about seven cubic feet available, so pack lightly. That layout gave the X1/9 a nicely balanced weight distribution of 41/59. The engineers also did as much as possible to keep the weight low in the chassis, even canting the engine slightly. Coupled with the four-wheel independent McPherson strut suspension, the handling was nimble and flat, and any series of sweeping esses will bring a song to your lips and joy to your heart. Nimble — but not fast On the other hand, the original 1.3-liter, 4-cylinder engine was crushing it to produce 60 horsepower, even though it was a short-stroke, rev-happy engine. The 1.5-liter motor came in 1978, along with just a few more horses, a bit more torque, and most importantly, a 5-speed gearbox. Even though the X1/9 only weighed a holiday meal more than a ton, the acceleration was stately, as even the large motor would only propel the car to 60 mph in 11 seconds, with a quarter-mile time of around 18 seconds. This is faster than a Corvair, sure, but it’s no Corvette, either. The powertrain would eventually get you north of a hundred miles an hour, and still give you gas mileage in the high 20s — even 30s at highway cruising speeds. The X1/9 came to the U.S. in 1974, where it was sold through Fiat dealerships. Since it was the age of safer bumpers and emissions controls, by 1975 the cars had both. The introduction of the 1500 in 1978 included fuel-injection — and modest exterior and interior design changes. Enter Bertone In 1982, Fiat stepped aside and Bertone started doing complete construction of the cars, rather than just making the bodies. The Fiat badge disappeared, and the Bertone X1/9 was ready to sell. Of course, that was the same time Fiat Sports Car Market © Bonhams


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decided to abandon sales in America, rolled up their dealer network of 35 years and left Bertone X1/9 sales to Malcolm Bricklin’s company. Over the 17-year run of the car, only 160,000 were produced, about 20,000 of those at Bertone. Wearing the car You don’t drive an X1/9; you kinda wear it. The front wheelwells intrude into the cockpit, so the pedals are squished to the right, but the seating position is actually pretty comfy, and it avoids the arms-straight-out posture. The cars are a pure giggle in most instances, with precise handling while avoiding a darty, kart-like feel. The four-wheel discs are quite capable, and even on narrow rubber the car is sticky and sure-footed, tractable at the limit. Cheap thrills These cars are cheap. A nice example can be had for $5,000 or less, which is quite a bargain considering the original 1974 car sold here for $3,970 — or $19,800 in today’s dollars. A concours-quality example might take the price to $18,000. Our SCM Pocket Price Guide shows a median price of $4,500. And often the cars that get the median present well. Beware of rust and repairs There are pitfalls, of course. First and foremost, they are rust-prone, and more than one ad will admit there is “routine rust” visible. This is a big problem because replacement body panels are getting rare and expen- sive. So take a sharp eye to the floorpan, strut mounts, door bottoms, around the Targa top and the rear bulkhead behind the driver. In other words, look for rust everywhere. The engines are pretty strong, but replacing the valve belt is a job, and the gearboxes like to chew up the odd synchro. And being Italian, the electrics can give any Lucas fan a run for the money in the balkiness and unpredictability department. Switches can be as dependable as a teenager, which is worth considering if you want to drive after dark, as the mechanism to raise the pop-up headlights is electric (hence the “winking” X1/9 syndrome). You don’t need $30k The X1/9 was a strong competitor to MGs and other English sports cars of the time, and it has been unloved for too long. The lucky owner of the highest-priced X1/9 ever may be on to something we can all attain for a lot less cash. On the other hand, the Padua car “comes with its original pouch containing the service manual, together with the untouched tool kit. A unique opportunity,” said the auction catalog. You’re not going to see that on Craigslist. ♦ February 2018 57


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Collecting Thoughts The Bothwell Collection Sale Bidding Farewell to an Era Today’s world doesn’t realize just how much history the pioneering car collectors saved by Miles Collier Nathaniel Clark, courtesy of Bonhams A small portion of the Bothwell Collection, possibly the last of the original “dawn-of-collecting” automobile collections to have survived T he liquidating auction of the Lindley and Ann Bothwell Collection was conducted by Bonhams on November 11, 2017, at the Bothwell Ranch in Woodland Hills, CA. As an estate liquidation, the quality of the lots varied from hardly worth the effort of hauling away to fabulous automotive treasures. The range of things being sold was equally wide: countless lots of electric-train stuff, bins of period fasteners still bedecked with period crud, and horse-drawn street railway cars. There was something for everyone, although some of those “everyones” would have to have been a bit peculiar. Except for the sheer scale and the spectacular nature of the featured lots, this could have been a farm auction in any number of citrus groves, complete with John Deere tractors and pesticide sprayers up for the highest bid. What makes this sale so important? The end of an era The Bothwell Collection may well be the last of the original, “dawn-of-collecting” automobile collections of 70 years ago to have survived. Waterman, Melton, Peck, Lee and so on were the original mega-collectors who accumulated spectacular automobiles by dint of knowledge and taste in a time when there were no standards, no connoisseurship as we know it. In today’s world, where the historic-car field includes so many major collectors, we don’t realize how rare and special were the pioneering collectors who persevered in what was at the time an occupation for slightly dotty, undiagnosed Asperger’s sufferers. It is worth a moment to take stock. Finding history and saving it A review of many of today’s important collections reveals that some of their most significant and charismatic pieces trace their provenance to these early pioneering collectors. Without their perspicacity and focus, many of the greatest automotive treasures of the early 20th century wouldn’t exist today. We might say that these early collectors curated the cream of the current collecting world’s early cars. The ownership track of any one of these cars traces a bright line through the history of collecting at the highest levels. The shining benefit of long-term ownership The single most important factor in the preservation of an historic automobile is the duration of ownership. Automobiles that are subject to repeated sales are exposed, through no fault of their own, to new owners, each of whom has a different perspective on use, standards of 60 care, restoration philosophy, and, ultimately, the degree of love and respect for the artifact itself. Inevitably, frequently sold automobiles fall into un- sympathetic hands somewhere — and there the mischief starts. I have a number of such cars in my collection. In my case, none of these cars were irredeemably hurt. The “what were they thinking?” modifications were satisfactorily reversed. My favorite outrage involved an owner who decided to drive his ex-Works, Sebring-winning Porsche 907 on the street. To that end, a particularly mercenary shop was enlisted in 1970 to cover the original paper-thin fiberglass body with a quarter inch or more of fiberglass mat, polyester filler and Imron paint. The extra 300 pounds made the car impossible to drive, which was a hidden blessing, for there it sat unused for the next 45 years. It took 2,000 hours of painstaking effort to resolve the problem. Had that Porsche 907 been immediately sold after the modification, there is no telling what further outrages might have been performed. The car might very well not have survived. Nevertheless, this example — and each of the other cars in my lineup of horrors — is an eloquent witness to how close to disaster important cars can come with just one bad owner. Not so with Lindley and Ann Bothwell, Ann having taken over care of the collection after Lindley’s death. The Bothwell Collection The cars as maintained at the Bothwell Ranch are beneficiaries of their long-term ownership in benign hands. Lindley was a product of his time, when collecting cars was a hobby with overtones of eccentricity. He maintained and used his cars with a hobbyist mentality. By modern standards of curation and conservation, these cars all display extensive traces of their owner’s rough-and-ready philosophy — not in their presenta- Sports Car Market


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tion, which I find quite appealing, but in the “good enough is good enough” standards of maintenance, and curatorial interpretation. Significantly, these are living automobiles with both feet firmly in the present. The condition of these cars is a monument to simpler, less money-driven times when collectible cars didn’t make up a financial-asset class. The collection is now dispersed, long live the collection. With the closing of the Bothwell era, these cars will now go on to new owners and new collections where they will have to establish themselves in that collection’s pecking order. Not only do objects in a collection embody relationships to the past, their origins and the owners they’ve experienced over the years, but they also have relationships to the present: not only to other cars in collections of similar type and age, but specifically to the particular cars in their new collection. Some of the Bothwell cars will be back-of-the-class actors in their new homes, while others, say the incomparable 1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix car, will take pride of place and dominate their brethren. The Peugeot will instantly redefine its new home as the successor to the Bothwell Peugeot legacy, with all the responsibility that that demands. Cars evolving into icons Truly great objects rarely come to market voluntarily. Sadly, it takes something like the Bothwell liquidating estate sale to recycle the cars into the market — and hence into new collections. While we should accord the sale a moment of respectful silence, we should also celebrate the re-emergence of these heretofore unavailable cars. The Bothwell cars are noteworthy in that they have been in a long-term state of becoming, of evolving. This is, of course, part of that hobby legacy, but it is also an inevitable part of the fate of things — even our own fate. These cars will now enter a new state of becoming, depending on the plans and sensibilities of their new owners. It is safe to say virtually none of the cars will be kept as alive as they have been. The important cars, such as the Peugeot, the Winton, the ’02 Packard, the Benz, and the like will now transition to “cosseted icon” — to a hushed and reverential regard. 1908 Benz 75/105HP “Prinz-Heinrich” Raceabout, likely destined to become a “cosseted icon” The new normal This new status is not a bad thing, as it is the nor- mal fate of important things in this Internet-connected world. Things are continually redefined by the present. In this present, certain historic cars are very, very valuable, historically and monetarily. This is what we do today with such valuable things. The Bothwell sale marks the passing of the old order. It also marks the coming of the Baby Boom transition, the oldest members of which are in their 70s. We can expect many more instances of noteworthy collections going through liquidating sales. The effect of such life-cycle events on the value of important cars will depend on the aggregate disposition plans of those major collections. Certainly some will be endowed to continue in per- petuity, and others will be recycled into the market. In any case, the prospect of headline collections selling some or all their cars is going to be the new normal. ♦ February 2018 61


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Legal Files John Draneas Ford GT Speeds Into Litigation The automaker is suing celebrity wrestler John Cena for flipping his brand-new, $464k Ford GT for a presumed profit reselling, flipping, or brokering the vehicle, or for price speculation.” Ford contends that Cena’s immediate sale of the GT cost it “almost two years of ambassadorship and brand value that Mr. Cena would have offered by owning the vehicle for the contractually required time.” John Cena Devilish details As always, the devil is in the details. Based upon Ford’s complaint and its exhibits, it isn’t totally clear just how Cena committed to Ford that he wouldn’t resell the car for 24 months. Ford is quite clear that its expectations were dashed, but one party’s expectations are not always the same as the other party’s legal commitments. To analyze this situation, one must start with the question: Exactly what did Cena contractually promise to Ford? Cena signed an “Affidavit of Eligibility and Release,” under which he agreed to abide by the terms and conditions of the Program. The affidavit also states, “I understand and acknowledge that any rights obtained by me in connection with the Program are not transferable.” The last part means Cena can’t transfer his opportunity to buy the 2017 Ford GT F ord just started delivering its brand-new supercar: the Ford GT. The car makes 647 horsepower — the most ever out of a V6 engine — yet it still carries Ford’s EcoBoost label. Built entirely out of carbon fiber, this spectacular supercar weighs in at 3,054 pounds, a lightweight by today’s standards. With an estimated 216 mph top speed, it should immediately vault Ford into the major leagues of automotive performance. Perhaps the only thing faster than the new Ford GT’s road perfor- mance is how fast it got itself into court. Ford just sued John Cena, a famous professional wrestler, actor, TV celebrity and car geek most readers recognize. The complaint? It seems that, shortly after plunking down $463,376.50 to buy his Liquid Blue Ford GT, Cena flipped the car for an assumed substantial profit. Ford’s lawsuit against Cena goes against the “I paid for it so I can do what I want with it” normal reality, but the parties entered into a contract that altered that reality. Allocating scarcity According to the complaint, Ford knew that it was going to have many more buyers than Ford GTs. To allocate its chosen limited production run (150 each in 2017 and 2018), it adopted the Ford GT Selection Program to “select individuals who are best suited to enjoy the Ford GT.” Prospective purchasers were required to complete an online application that requested information about, among other things, their: • Relationship with Ford products • Car collections • Public influence • Involvement in the motorsports community • Vehicle-related charitable activities Ford claims Cena submitted an appealing application, portraying himself as “an enthusiast of high-end automobiles, as well as the Ford brand, by attaching to his application photographs, video clips, and Web posts of himself in, and promoting, high-end cars. Moreover, Mr. Cena is a known car collector, and referenced numerous limited-edition and high-end vehicles that he owned and collected at the time of his application, including a model year 2006 Ford GT.” Ford reserved the GTs for those who desired a “special ownership experience,” who would be “influencers and ambassadors of the vehicle and the Ford brand,” and who would not own the car for “purposes of 62 GT, but that shouldn’t mean that he couldn’t sell the car after he gets it. The Program terms and conditions don’t mention a 24-month resale restriction either. The first apparent mention of such a restriction is in an email to Mr. Cena from the Ford GT Concierge Team notifying him of his deadline for ordering the car and reminding him that “your opportunity to purchase this vehicle is non-transferable and you agree to retain ownership for a minimum of 24 months after delivery and not to re-sell the vehicle within this period of time.” This language seems to come out of the blue, and it is not part of the Program terms and conditions. It appears to be a new term added after the fact, which would need to be supported by additional consideration given to Cena to be enforceable. The same 24-month restriction appears again in an order confirma- tion that Cena subsequently signed. But the apparent purpose of this form is to confirm the colors and options selected for Cena’s Ford GT. This also appears to be an attempt to add a new term to the deal — again not supported by additional consideration. Based upon these contractual issues, it may be difficult for Ford to establish that Cena actually committed not to resell the GT for 24 months. If he didn’t commit, then he didn’t breach the contract. Damages uncertain Another apparent hurdle with the breach-of-contract claim is prov- ing damages. Ford claims that Cena’s resale of the GT causes it to lose Cena’s brand ambassadorship and the publicity his ownership would generate, but monetizing those claims into a specific dollar value could be near impossible. What is the value of Cena’s promotional presence? He has already produced a 4:26-minute video clip posted on his vlog, “John Cena: Auto Geek,” that extols the virtues of the GT. The clip has scored an enormous number of hits. What is that worth, and should that offset or eliminate Ford’s damages? And, we don’t see any contract provision that actually requires Cena to ever take the GT out of his garage. Keep in mind that it is Ford’s duty to prove its actual damages. Misrepresentation and fraud Perhaps sensing those problems, Ford states alternative claims for misrepresentation and fraud. Ford claims that Cena lied on his Program application, that he wouldn’t have been selected to buy a GT if he had been truthful, and that he should be forced to give up his resale profit. Winning those claims requires that Ford prove that Cena lied when Sports Car Market


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he submitted his application. If he was truthful about his intent at that time but later changed his mind, it’s not misrepresentation or fraud — it’s just a guy changing his mind. Further, Ford alleges that Cena told them that he sold the GT, along with other assets, to “take care of expenses.” The unholy trinity Could Ford have done better with its contracts? We have to appreci- ate that Ford is caught in an uneasy triangle, an unholy trinity, with its customers and dealers. Understand that Ford did not sell this car to Cena — the Program terms make it crystal clear that “sales of the GT will be made by Ford dealers…The purchase price and all terms of sale will be determined by the seller [dealer]… [on] such terms…as the seller may establish.” All across the country, automobile dealers have exerted their local political clout to enact state laws restricting manufacturers from selling their cars except through their dealers. And it has been made clear that the manufacturer cannot control the price and terms of their dealers’ sales. Ford has to skate this line carefully. As Ford is unable to sell directly to the customer, there is only so much it can do to control what the purchaser chooses to do after the sale. Ford’s Program terms made it clear that the dealer could impose restrictions on the buyer — perhaps greater restrictions than Ford could hope to impose. But did Cena’s dealer do that? It is telling that this lawsuit was brought only by Ford, and not by the dealer who sold the car. Why care? Given all of these problems, why does Ford care? Wesley Sherwood, Ford Performance Communications Manager, explained that the position taken in the lawsuit is essentially the real story. Ford took a chance with its earlier-version GT, and its success gave them the confidence to take the GT to the next level. The goal was to build an exciting, iconic car that would advertise the Ford brand in ways that weren’t possible otherwise. “By its nature, we can’t build that many,” Sherwood said. “It’s a bal- ancing act between serving demand and keeping the car truly special and super desirable. At this rarefied air, that means lower production numbers.” Sherwood’s vision of a perfect GT owner is one who has brand loy- alty and access to channels that will amplify the Ford GT story. The ideal owner will drive the GT, both on the street and on the track. “This car belongs on the track at the end of the day,” Sherwood said. Sherwood said Ford hopes the owner will drive it to highly visible locations, “whether Monterey Car Week or just along Rodeo Drive.” Ford’s goal is to get the GT in front of as many people as possible, to connect with as many customers as possible, and especially customers with whom Ford may not normally make contact. Basically, Ford sees its GT owners as a marketing machine. Why would Ford need that to sell 300 cars? Sherwood doesn’t hesitate to say that a successful Ford GT ownership group — and its visibility — will “absolutely sell more Mustangs. The GT exists for more reasons than the handful of customers who buy it.” That is why Ford carefully selected its Ford GT “brand ambassadors.” When the owner flips the GT to a collector who parks it in his garage and doesn’t drive it in order to “preserve its value,” all that is lost. Genesis of litigation So there we have it. Two parties each have legitimate views about what is appropriate in a given circumstance. Their contractual documents are less than clear, and the “right” answer is not easy to find. Many times, that’s what lawsuits are made of. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. February 2018 63


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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne Apples and Oranges in the Appraiser’s Eye Paint, panel fit and trim standards differ from car to car and from era to era First-gen Range Rover — there are gaps in the panels, but not in my knowledge of them I have been fortunate to have spent decades inspecting, evaluating, judging and valuing vehicles. While training my eye, I’ve learned much of what I know from very experienced and knowledgeable colleagues, friends and strangers. Some are owners and collectors, others dealers, brokers, restorers and mechanics. One of the key pieces of information is the need to recognize, differentiate and acknowledge the level of assembly fit and finish both intended and achieved by their makers when a vehicle was built. When work requires you to use what may at first appear to be the assessment stan- dards of apples to judge oranges, you have to pay attention. This was made abundantly clear to me recently as my associate Scott King and I worked on a large collection appraisal. The several hundred cars in the collection covered an astonishing range, from 1899 to 2018, encompassing American, British and European marques. They included muscle cars, pre-war classics, GT cars, customs, supercars and vintage trucks. Different times and places When embarking on this activity, it becomes more and more important for me to have in mind the memory of as many original cars as possible — and to stand on the experience and observations of those with more exposure than I have been privileged to have. There are criteria to be applied to the evaluation of the physical condition of a car that do not vary from type to type, year to year or nation to nation. However, it’s not particularly helpful when looking at a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro to compare its panel gaps and fit with those of a coachbuilt 1932 Rolls-Royce. The years I spent as an auction analyst for SCM were invaluable in establishing a base for training my eye. When you are looking at thousands of cars every year — and learn to identify and acknowledge the difference between factory and restoration-shop work — it bears fruit. Coming back to the Camaro, it’s not the fault of the fine men and women at the Norwood, OH, or Los Angeles, CA, factories who assembled these cars that the panel fit and gaps of the cars coming off the lines in 1968 and 1969 were “variable,” to express it kindly. The compromises required between realizing the voluptuous shape penned by GM stylists and management’s need for cost efficiency in production resulted in pieces of bodywork that might be most economically stamped and quickly assembled. Their sometime-conflicting needs were not always compatible with smooth, tight, neat lines. On the other hand, the very demanding clients of Rolls-Royce were still well heeled enough to be flush with cash in 1932. When they commissioned the world’s leading 66 custom coachbuilders to realize their dreams, they fully expected doors that could be shut with a fingertip and a perfect reflection down the side of the car from front to back — as if gazing into a still pond. For these cars, gaps in the panels would also have to be arrow-straight and perfectly even from top to bottom, side to side and no wider than necessary to allow a door or lid to open and close without striking the edge next to it. Of course, it’s not always necessary for gaps to be tight to be correct — or even aesthetically pleasing. Think of the first-generation Range Rover. That vehicle had panel gaps almost as wide as the River Thames at the Palace of Westminster — but those gaps were also uniformly huge, not big at the top and small at the bottom. Paint standards vary too Paint finish is sometimes misunderstood when evalu- ating cars. Many paint shops today want to uniformly apply a bright, perfectly smooth, gleaming mirror finish that you might dive into. This is absolutely wonderful for a 1953 Ghia-bodied Cadillac coupe, but it is completely wrong for a factoryperfect 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL, which should have a hint of orange peel in the finish. Looking at bright trim is another interesting area. It’s not useful to expect the same reflectivity from correct nickel plating on a 1928 Isotta Fraschini as you would find on the chrome of a 1958 Oldsmobile. Even more challenging is seeing the correct balance in the mixture of polished aluminum and chrome-plated brass trim on a custom-built Italian car of the 1950s. All of this makes my wonderful job both more chal- lenging and interesting — because the more I see, the more I learn. Understanding it better helps me to be a better ap- praiser as well as historian, concours judge and restoration consultant. And it’s fun. For me there is no better application of the phrase “vive la difference” than this subject. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Drivers Ed Paul Hageman Perfection is Boring There are so many great cars out there in imperfect condition. Some are mine multi-year, six-figure restoration should bring a big premium — as should an original car that has been fastidiously cared for during its entire existence. All well and good, but in a lot of ways the market has overlooked the cars that make up that middle ground approaching the ends of the curve. Originality rings my bell Before I go any further, I should interject that preservation is my single greatest interest in the car hobby. Every car I own personally is, at the least, partially original. As the son of a former antique dealer (now collector), I tend to value originality and patina more highly than others. But as a car enthusiast who enjoys using his cars, I can also advocate the benefits of originality with regard to drivability. For the most part, my personal cars are easily described as “Tweeners” — meaning they’re not totally original, or completely restored. They’re somewhere in between, and Tweener cars are my favorites. Why? In my humble opinion, Tweeners have all the merits of a low-mileage, unrestored example — and therefore drive better than anything else you’ll find. They may have original interiors, which are as comfy and inviting as an old leather armchair. Finally, they’ve likely been painted before, so heaven forbid, a scratch or dent (or worse) isn’t exactly the end of the world. Now, I’ve only described one example of a partially unrestored car, but it explains the concept. The point is, by today’s standards for condition, this car isn’t bringing the significant premium that a purely original example will. Older restorations ring true Similarly, there are many advantages to an older When drivability meets rich patina, it’s the best of both worlds buyers have demanded near-perfect cars. While I do agree there are huge quality differences among cars in O 68 either category, I find that the more stringent criteria have left a lot of great cars unwanted — or worse, destined for a quick and dirty fix-up. The upside-down bell curve I always picture the car market as an inverted bell curve, with prices being high at each end. One end is for “excellent original” and the other is for “excellent restored.” Then there is a steep price decline toward the lowest middle — the bottom of our upside-down bell curve. It’s there that we find our project cars. These cars are either something horribly neglected (think rusty barn find) — or a restoration so poorly done that it really just needs to be done over. This inverted bell curve really makes a lot of sense, particularly when you consider the cost and time dedicated to a proper restoration. A ne of the most significant shifts in the collector-car market over the past 10 years — other than pricing — is the acute focus on condition. Whether it is a preservation car or a restored example, restoration. Think about this: An older restoration can tell you a lot about the quality of the work. If 15 years have gone by since the car was stripped and painted, improper rust repair or prep work is now quite visible. Don’t get me wrong, not all restorations are created equal, so price differences should absolutely exist reflective of quality of work. There are even cases where, regardless of the age of the restoration, the firm’s reputation alone garners a premium. Take Hill and Vaughn, for example. A Packard restored in the 1970s by Phil Hill and his partner is definitely sought after, but by today’s standards, that car is neither perfectly original — nor is it perfectly restored. I’m hoping to highlight that being a bit more forgiving on condition can be a huge advantage today. There are so many great cars out there in imperfect condition. I think it’s unfair to judge them as a 3-minus. Some may argue they’re perfectly imperfect and one should be ashamed of even attempting to classify them according to convention. An old Rolex watch is largely valued on its condition, but it’s also lauded for its originality and patina — in some cases this means complete discoloration. And the sound condition of a home is paramount, yet an old farmhouse is valued for its well-worn, 100-year-old floorboards. Perfection is boring. And condition isn’t everything. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Scene and Be Seen Car People In Their Element Hilton Head Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance Frank Tetro of Harbor Auto Restorations with Warren Wubker, owner of a 1959 Eldorado Biarritz convertible Tom and Liz Hill from Rare Wheels Collection Art in Motion Concours d’Elegance John and Lynne Cote dressed to match their 1957 Chrysler 300C convertible Historical Vehicle Association head Mark Gessler (left) with Miles Morris at the Monticello Motor Club’s Art in Motion Concours SCM Contributor and Art in Motion emcee Bill Rothermel interviews racers Tommy Kendall (from left), Danny Sullivan and Brian Redman. To Rothermel’s left is the event’s poster artist Heidi Mraz 72 Sports Car Market Bill Rothermel Bill Rothermel Bill Rothermel


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Feature 2017 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance Roaring Back It takes 10 days to see and do everything at this season-ending celebration of cars and car people, which happily avoided a hurricane this year Story and photos by Bill Rothermel (Ice?) cream of the crop: Barry and Deborah Factor’s 1953 Chevrolet Good Humor Ice Cream truck, winner of the People’s Choice Award; 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder from the Rare Wheels Collection, winner of the Founder’s Award; and Steven Plunkett’s 1934 Cadillac V16 Victoria Convertible coupe by Fleetwood, winner of Best in Show W hat a difference a year makes. In 2016, the fine folks of Hilton Head Island were reeling from the destruction of Hurricane Matthew just three weeks prior to the concours. Somehow, miraculously, they pulled it off without a visible hitch. In 2017, there was no storm, and everything was great. Officially known as the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, the 16th annual celebration began October 27 and ended with Sunday’s concours on November 5. The 10-day event included vintage racing at the Savannah Speed Classic, the fa- mous Car Club Showcase, an Aero Expo featuring historic planes, and “Life for 24 Hours” — a group of race cars that have participated in Le Mans, Daytona, and other famous 24-hour races. Publisher Martin attended as guest judge, Saturday’s emcee and moderator for a lively seminar of story-telling collectors, including Ken Gross, Miles Collier, Ramsey Potts and Jeff Lane. Cadillac was celebrated as the Honored Marque along with the 70th Anniversary of Ferrari and the Class Reunion — Cars of 1957. The affable Bob Jepson (who showed four cars from his collection) was Honored Collector, and journalist Ken Gross was recognized as the Pinnacle Award Winner. Per Hilton Head tradition, three cars are assembled at the culmination of the concours when the People’s Choice, Paul Doerring Founder’s Award and Best in Show prizes are presented. Barry and Deborah Factor’s nifty 1953 Chevrolet Good Humor Ice Cream truck took People’s Choice. A one-of-10 1967 Ferrari 275GTS/4 NART Spyder Cadillac was the Honored Marque, and Warren Wubker’s 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible won for Cadillac Production 1949–1962 74 Class Reunion — American Cars of 1957 Best in Class went to John and Lyn Sports Car Market


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Showcase, Not Sideshow Hot rods, racers and classics decorate the fairways on the day before the concours Story and photos by Mark Moskowitz James Grundy’s 1910 Thomas 670 Flyabout won the Brass Pre-1916 class from the Rare Wheels Collection received the Founder’s Award. Steven Plunkett’s massive 1934 Cadillac V16 Victoria Convertible coupe by Fleetwood was presented with Best in Show. This was Plunkett’s first visit to Hilton Head. “I’ll be back,” he said. Chief Judge Dr. Paul Sable said, “Judging was tough, as there were many top cars — interesting and unusual ones, too.” In all, 91 cars received awards. Among the notable winners: • James Grundy’s 1910 Thomas 670 Flyabout won the Brass Pre-1916 class. • Warren Wubker’s air-ride-equipped 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible won Production 1949–1962. • Best in Class Classics 1916–1931 went to Al and Barbara Mason’s 1928 Auburn 8-115 Speedster. • Mike Radel’s rarely seen 1960 Ford Starliner coupe won the American Production 1960–1973 Class. • Best in Class in American Sports Cars went to Robert and Allison Seferian’s 1969 Corvette L88 Stingray coupe. • Class Reunion — American Cars of 1957 Best in Class went to John and Lynne Cote’s rare and unusual 1957 Chrysler 300C convertible. • English Sports Cars over 1.6-Liter Best in Class win went to Carl Clark’s gorgeous 1965 Aston Martin DB5 coupe. • Best in Class Preservation was presented to the Cofer Collection’s 1914 Cadillac Model A Touring. The Hilton Head Concours has come a long way from its early days and is now a first-class contender and appropriate season-ender to the annual car show calendar. Go to www.hhiconcours.com for a complete list of winners and details on this excellent event. ♦ Cadillac Le Mans veteran — BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile” driven by Dieter Quester “S omething for every motorhead” is not the motto, but it is certainly the theme for the 10-day Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. The Saturday Car Club Showcase before Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance is simply glorious. All vendors, manufacturer displays, decorations and Patrons’ Tents for the Sunday Concours are set up and functional. A fabulous display of famed long-distance racers included one of Roger Penske’s first competition machines, the Sunoco Blue 1966 Corvette, which won its class at Sebring that year. At the center was the Goat Alley Garage 1930 Aston Martin, a Brooklands winner and veteran of two Mille Miglias. There were Le Mans veteran Ford GTs and multiple BMWs, including a 3.0 CSL “Batmobile” that was driven by Dieter Quester. Ever-present hosts included racers Boris Said and Motorsports Hall of Famer Hurley Haywood. On the opposite end of the field, attendees could review four fabulous streamliners displayed to honor Ken Gross, who was the winner of the 2017 Pinnacle Award. The GM Heritage 1959 Cadillac Cyclone, a Bugatti Atalante, a Figoni et Falaschi Delahaye, and the Exner/ Ghia 1955 Chrysler named Gilda represented exhibits from the many museum shows that Mr. Gross has skillfully organized. Two fairways were filled with nearly 200 registered entrants. The only avenue to participation was membership in one of 18 pre-approved clubs. Most classes were devoted to a marque. Notably named exceptions included Carolina Dreamers, Friends of the Showcase and the Low Country Oyster & Motorcar Driving Society. The field was diverse, and cars did not have to be stock to appear. Gary Fiore’s 1930 Model A was chopped and channeled. The Velvet Red Pearl hot Details Plan ahead: The next Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for October 26 through November 4, 2018. Where: The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, GA and the Port Royal Golf Club in Hilton Head Island, SC. nne Cote’s 1957 Chrysler 300C convertible February 2018 Admission: Various ticket prices and packages are available. Check the website for details. Web: www.hhiconcours.com Gary Fiore’s chopped and channeled 1930 Ford Model A was a People’s Choice favorite rod sported a Chevy V8 with a blower topped with three Stromberg 97s. Paint, chrome and proportions were perfect and attracted the votes to make it the People’s Choice. Dr. Peter Frank, a soft-spo- ken family practitioner, stood by his weathered 1954 Mercury. It rode on a 1975 NASCAR Thunderbird chassis. “It’s been run five times in the Mexican Road Race (the 2,000-mile Carrera Panamericana),” Frank said. “I did all the driving, and we got the overall win in 1992. … We used to go much faster. Now officials use a chip to limit us to 140 mph.” ♦ 75


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Feature 2017 Art in Motion Concours Swift Success At this concours, they light up the cars and rip around the track Story and photos by Bill Rothermel Art, not yet in motion — some of the field waiting to take to the racetrack from October 6 to 8, 2017, at the club’s private track in Monticello, NY — just 90 minutes from New York City. The Sunday concours was split into two days to include Saturday’s Celebration of B Racing Cars and Sunday’s Concours featuring sports cars. A road tour through the scenic Catskill Mountains to benefit charity Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and the Woodstock Museum was Friday’s highlight. Race car drivers Danny Sullivan, Brian Redman and Tommy Kendall were joined by “Chasing Classic Cars” host Wayne Carini as special guests, with the quartet featured throughout the weekend in casual interviews broadcast on the track’s big screens. Matt Orendac, chairman of Art in Motion’s selection committee, said nearly 200 cars were featured on Saturday and Sunday. “The venue remains unique in that you get to both see and hear cars at speed in the environment for which they were designed,” Orendac said. “There’s no other show quite like it in North America.” Car owners were able to experience Monticello Motor Club’s private 4.1-mile racetrack, which has 22 turns and 450 feet of elevation changes, with the stunning backdrop of nature’s fall foliage. “This place was designed and built for people who love to drive and race their cars,” said Matt Peckham, Art in Motion co-founder and partner. Rob Kaufman’s incredible 1973 Porsche 917/30 was justifiably Best in Class — Can-Am, and Saturday’s Best of Show — Race/Competition. The late Mark Donohue drove the car to six straight wins and the 1973 Can-Am Championship, and he set a 221.2-mph closed-course record at Talladega while driving the nearly 1,500-hp car. Details Plan ahead: The Third Art in Motion is scheduled for October 2018 Where: Monticello Motor Club, Monticello, NY Number of entries: About 200 cars Admission: This is an invitationonly event. Contact Art in Motion at www.artinmotionmmc.com for more details Web: www.artinmotionmmc.com Best in Class — Italian, and Best of Show at Sunday’s Concours: Leo and Lisa Schigiel’s 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 76 Best in Class — Can-Am, and Saturday’s Best of Show — Race/ Competition: Rob Kaufman’s 1973 Porsche 917/30 Sports Car Market ack for an encore performance, Monticello Motor Club’s Art in Motion — where many of the cars howl around a gorgeous racetrack — showed off its rising significance in 2017. The spectacular event — expanded this year to a full three days — ran Tommy Kendall was reunited with his 1989 Trans-Am Championship-winning 1990 Chevrolet Beretta owned by Bruce Canepa. Kendall drove the car at speed on Monticello’s road course for the first time since the season ended 28 years ago. Chris Dyson’s 1967 Gurney Eagle Indy Car received the Founder’s Award. Peter Carlino’s Mille Migliawinning 1950 Ferrari 212 Barchetta took home Best in Class honors in the 1945–1960 Historic Race Car Class. Sunday’s Best in Class — Italian, and Best of Show honors went to Leo and Lisa Schigiel’s stunning 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 cabriolet by Pinin Farina. Ann Fagan’s all-original 1978 Datsun 280Z took the top award in the Preservation Class, and Joe Robillard’s gorgeous 1952 Cunningham C-3 coupe by Vignale won the Chief Judge’s Award. The weekend was filled with an abundance of things to do, including hot laps in BMW M4s with professional drivers, boutique shopping with vendor sponsors, gourmet dining, racing simulators and kart racing on Monticello Motor Club’s own purpose-built track. The Sullivan County SPCA and JDRF Diabetes Foundation were additional beneficiaries from the weekend’s fund raising. For a complete rundown of the winners and more information about this invitation-only event, go to www.monticellomotorclub.com and www. artinmotionmmc.com. ♦


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Feature Internet Scam The Morgan with a Hidden Hook A very nice Morgan was the phishing bait for this suddenly popular Craigslist scam by Mark Wigginton P.S. I have attached the pics to the email, the specs are below: Sure enough, the photos showed a lovely car, with nice patina — one that would be fun to own and would be well bought at twice that price. But the scam siren was blaring. An escrow account through eBay Motors? She wanted money in “escrow” before I saw the car? EBay doesn’t offer escrow services. Somebody thought the phishing was good today. Sure enough, using one of the photos of the car and Google image search, a nice story from www.mossmotoring.com on the car from several years ago surfaced. The story featured all the images used in the ad. They even drove the car. A little more sleuthing, and I found the car recently sold several years ago near Seattle. It had also been listed on another collector car site in California, as well as a Morgan site. I had a sneaking suspicion “Gloria” didn’t own the car she was selling. So, who is trying to run the phishing scam using collector cars? A simple Web search for the seller, Gloria Webster, brings up just a sample of her recent sales efforts, from Ford trucks to Model Ts to John Deere tractors. Just for fun, I continued corresponding: Me: Where could I see the car? Gloria: Right now, I’m not there because I’m a special needs nurse A search for “Morgan” on Craigslist usually brings up lots of horses, which is not what you want — they frequently idle and parts are non-existent. But you can also occasionally find the idiosyncratic English sports cars produced in the Morgan factory in Malvern Link. I previously owned a 1960 Morgan Plus 4, and I still have the itch. A recent search turned up a sweet 1951 Plus 4 drophead. It was yel- low over black, left hook with a Swiss front plate, Washington back plate, and it was for sale near Seattle for $14,600 — which isn’t nearly enough. Hmmmm. A local owner of another gorgeous drophead of the same vintage had tried to look at the advertised car but hadn’t gotten anywhere in an effort to see it. But it was a stone bargain by all appearances. What the heck? I decided to reply to the ad and see what we see. The response was quick. Within hours I had a reply from the seller, Gloria Webster: Hey, I’m selling it at this price of $14,600 because my husband died 2 months ago (he had a heart attack) and it brings me bad memories and that’s the reason I want to sell it a.s.a.p. No damage or hidden defects. It is in immaculate condition, meticulously maintained... I have a clear title, without liens or loans on it, under my name. Me and my son decided to sell the house and we moved to my parents house in Twin Falls, ID trying to start a new life. We need to meet up to my parents place or I can arrange delivery — it will cost the gas money. I want to use eBay Motors services (5 days of testing prior purchase) for the safety of both of us so if you’re interested in purchasing, please provide me your full name for the bill of sale, your full address and a phone number so I can notify eBay that you’re selected as my possible buyer and they will contact you to explain the entire procedure. I look forward to hear from you! 78 and can’t take off without a 48 hours notice, so we need to meet up or I can arrange delivery — it will cost the gas money and I’ll pay for it. I’d like to use eBay because someone stood me up last week — he made me drive there but he didn’t show up. They’ll hold the money so you have the chance to inspect it for 5 days — the title and everything. Only after you’ve had the chance to do all that you will call eBay and let them release the money. You’re not committed to buy it either; if you request a refund, eBay will provide it within 24h. If that sounds good to you, then all I need to get started with that is your name, delivery address and phone. Me: Could you give me some background info on the car? How long did your husband own it? Where did he purchase it? Thanks, and sorry for your loss. Gloria: I have a full schedule. This is the reason why I want to use eBay. For sure, you can come when is the best for you. I miss home quite enough with my new job. So if you come there I want to be sure you will buy it. eBay will give me the guarantee that I need. So if you agree, please email me the buyer’s info: full name, address and phone. I’ll get things rolling and eBay will guide you through the process. I couldn’t help but notice that “Gloria” never answered the basic question: Can I see the car? A quick trip to the Craigslist page on scams was instructive. The text used in the ad was barely modified from the sample scam text warning on Craigslist itself. And doing a search for “Goriaw@xfinitynethome.com” brought a bit more light to the scam. An SCMer I talked to about this told me he had gotten a similar email offer when buying a Ferrari. He told the FBI in Portland, OR. The agents told him they were getting 15 complaints like this A WEEK! It’s a simple tale. People will try to steal from you, and the bait they use is a bargain. To protect yourself, take a minute to read the scam page at Craigslist. com and acquaint yourself with all the ways people are trying to rip you off. It’s a long list — and full of creative ways to separate you from your money. Be careful out there. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Sports Car Market PROFILES IN THIS ISSUE Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ Significant Sales That Provide a Snapshot of the Market 82 Sports Car Market


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FERRARI: 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series 1, p. 84 ENGLISH: 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 coupe, p. 86 ETCETERINI: 1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4, p. 88 GERMAN: 1968 Porsche 912, p. 92 AMERICAN: 1936 Cadillac V16 Convertible Sedan, p. 94 RACE: 1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix Two Seater, p. 96 NEXT GEN: 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon, p. 98 1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix Two Seater; courtesy of Bonhams February 2018 83


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Ferrari Profile 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series 1 by Pinin Farina Few Series 1 cabriolets are ever on the market, and those that have sold haven’t strayed much from $6,000,000 by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1957–59 Number produced: 40 Original list price: $14,950 Current SCM Median Valuation: $6,270,000 Tune-up cost: $3,000 Distributor caps: $200 for a reproduction cap. Two are required Chassis # location: Stamped on the passenger’s side frame rail next to the engine Engine # location: Stamped on a flange on the rear passenger’s side of block Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 1957–61 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster, 1956–59 BMW 507 convertible, 1955–58 Bentley SI Continental DHC, 1949–53 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Villa d’Este SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 0791GT Engine number: 0791GT* (Ferrari Classiche re-issue) T he 14th of 40 Series I 250 GT cabriolets built, chassis 0791GT was delivered new in a very attractive colour combination of Bianco over Blu Connolly leather. Its color scheme perfectly suited the car’s personality as a fashionable open-top Ferrari. First owner John R. Fulp Jr. of Greenville, SC, was a gentleman racer with respectable showings at both Sebring and Le Mans. Fulp kept the car until the fall of 1959, when it was traded back to Luigi Chinetti for a 410 Superamerica. Chinetti sold the cabriolet to James Harrison, who had it refinished in silver over red with the dashboard revised similarly to that of a 400 Superamerica. When issues with the engine arose, a newer, outside-plug replacement engine was sourced through Chinetti. Harrison sold the car to Robert Donner Jr., also a noted gentleman racer. Donner owned several significant Ferraris, including a 250 GTO. Donner refinished the car in red over red. Donner drove this car in the Colorado Grand no less than a dozen times. Following Donner’s passing, the car was purchased by enthusiasts who painted it blue. Its fifth owner took it to Europe, where it was returned to its as-delivered specification of Bianco over Blu, and fitted with a correct Type 128 C engine, sourced from Ferrari Classiche. With fascinating ownership history, chassis 0791GT is a wonderful grand touring Ferrari in all regards, and would be an astute addition to any collection. 84 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 131, sold for $5,691,114, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Maranello, Italy, “Leggenda e Passione” Auction on September 9, 2017. Porfirio Rubirosa was the ultimate International playboy. He played polo, raced cars, spoke several languages and was a world-class collector of women — or rather, they collected him. His first wife was the daughter of the Dominican Republic’s dictator, and later wives included heiresses Doris Duke and Barbara Hutton. He was the world’s Most Interesting Man well before a beer company dreamed up the title. What does the World’s Most Interesting Man drive? A Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina cabriolet, which was a gift from Ms. Hutton. Such is the legacy of the Series 1 cabriolet. The car may be the classiest Ferrari of all time. They were bought new by the rich and powerful, and they are still kept in the most-important Ferrari stables. Rare enough to fly under the radar The 250 GT chassis and driveline need no accolades, but Pinin Farina’s Series 1 cabriolet needs some explanation. There were only 40 examples built, so sighting one is not an everyday occurrence. At a show, you might pass one for a more well-known model, but that would be a mistake. The exceptional proportions and exquisite detailing take time to appreci- 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 cabriolet (subject car) Lot 39, s/n 0791GT Condition 1- Sold at $6,160,000 Gooding & Company, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/14 SCM# 232110 Sports Car Market 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 cabriolet (subject car) Lot 211, s/n 0791GT Condition 2+ Sold at $5,720,000 RM Sotheby’s, New York City, NY, 12/10/15 SCM# 270246 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 cabriolet Lot 5, s/n 0759 Condition 3- Sold at $6,820,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/15/14 SCM# 244698 Darin Schnabel ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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ate but leave no doubt it was one of Pinin Farina’s greatest triumphs. Notably, it was Ferrari’s contribution to the Series 1 cabriolet that let it down. The car was designed in a transition era right before Ferrari migrated to disc brakes and Ferrari’s more-powerful, outsidespark-plug engines. A couple of Series 1 cabriolets were later updated to disc brakes and outside-plug engines, and our subject 0791 was one of them. Ferrari installed disc brakes and different wheels a couple years after the car was originally built. The Ferrari replacement outside-plug engine was installed much later by Luigi Chinetti and was stamped with the car’s chassis number. In between the brake modification and the engine replacement, 0791’s dash was modified, a new interior was installed and the outside color was changed to silver, the second of the four colors it would eventually wear. A frequent flier on the auction circuit A trip through SCM’s Platinum Auction Database shows a lot of this car’s auction history. After being purchased from Donner’s estate in 2012, the car was cos- metically updated and color changed from red to blue. The owner then sent it to Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale auction in January 2014, where it sold for a surprising $6,100,000 (SCM# 232110). The purchaser returned 0791 to its original white color and re- placed the outside-plug engine with a Ferrari Classiche inside-plug unit. Twenty-three months later, the spiffed-up 0791 was on the block again. The car crossed the block at RM Sotheby’s New York Auction on December 10, 2015, under a most-fitting narrative: La Dolce Vita. But bidders weren’t feeling the good life — and neither was the seller. The car sold for $5,720,000, with commission (SCM# 270246). Subtracting auction commission and refurbishment, the loss to the seller had to be in the million-dollar range. “Leggenda e Passione” A high-profile part of Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary celebration, RM Sotheby’s “Leggenda e Passione” auction was held on Ferrari’s Fiorano test track across the street from the Maranello factory. Just a few steps past the auction stage was a concours of the most important Ferraris on the planet. Accompanying the important Ferraris were their wealthy owners, many of them still adding cars to their collection. If ever there was a perfect spot to get top dollar out of the cabriolet, this was it. When the dust settled, 0791 sold for $5,691,114 — $29,000 under the December 2015 sale price. What happened? The Ferrari market is softer than during the car’s 2014 high-water sale, but other factors may be at play. Three previous owners have painted the car a color other than the original white. Maybe white’s not the best color for the car. More importantly, the 2014 engine, while not the original inside-plug unit, was an authentic, Ferrari-built replacement engine of a higher horsepower and better design than the original engine. The current block was procured from Ferrari Classiche. However, it was most likely cast and machined at an outside specialist. There’s no indication where the ancillaries were sourced, but with heads, pistons, valves and crankshafts produced by outside suppliers, it’s probable the Classiche engine has little chronological connection with the rest of the car. Ferrari buyers are skittish when it comes to replacement engines, and they may not have liked the swap. Additionally, the December 2015 auction catalog noted that an ap- plication for certification has been submitted to Classiche. The 2017 catalog notes that certification is still pending. Classiche certification has proven to enhance the value of a classic Ferrari. Likewise, if there’s a problem with certification, valuation can be diminished. A 21-month delay is cause for concern. This sale was close to par The last two owners have taken big hits on chassis 0791, but the ac- tual selling prices varied less than 7%. $5,700,000 is a huge number, and it is well in line with the value range when considering all factors. Few Series 1 cabriolets are ever on the market, and those that have sold haven’t strayed much from $6,000,000. Despite the loss, the seller shouldn’t have expected much more. The buyer, on the other hand, got one of the most desirable Ferraris ever produced at a price that may later be considered a bargain. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) Seat Time The Series 1 cabriolet is similar to the LWB version of the California Spyder, only prettier and more refined. Same chassis and engine, but built by Pinin Farina rather than by Scaglietti. I owned 0811GT for a number of years in the 1980s. It had covered headlights, vertical bumperettes on each side of the grille, no side vents and slim taillights cut into the rear fenders — a very clean look. The original color was a rather acid yellow, “Giallo Agip,” complemented by green leather. Daring… When I purchased the car, it was red and black. I kept the black leather, fitted green carpets and picked a mild metallic gray with a touch of green for the exterior — a color scheme it still wears today. I can only remember one breakdown on a French autoroute under heavy rain. Electronics were the culprit, of course. The car was prone to vapor lock in hot weather, and the oil-pressure gauge tended to go down in sharp bends. But the concert of 12 pistons, 24 valves and two camshafts orchestrating the inflow from three Webers and out four narrow pipes made such music! Coming back to the California, the only missing element for the cabriolet to be a true star is a sexier name. 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English Profile 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 Coupe Values are accelerating, but these 200-plus-mph supercars have yet to catch up with their cost when new by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1992–94 Number made: 275 to 281, depending on your source Original list price: £403,000 ($700,000) Chassis # location: Plate on firewall and stamped into chassis leg Engine # location: Left side of engine near gearbox flange Distributor cap: £45 ($70) Tune-up cost: Full service at Don Law Racing, $10,000 Club: www.jaguarownersclub.com Web: www.xj220data.com Alternatives: 1990–98 (pre-facelift) Lamborghini Diablo, 1998–99 Aston Martin V8 Vantage V600, 2005–11 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Comps 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 Chassis number: SAJJEAEX8AX220871 T he words “supercar” and “sensational” are often to be found in conjunction, and no more justifiably so than in the case of Jaguar’s fabulous XJ 220. Worthy successor to the multiple Le Mans- winning C-type and D-type Jaguars of the 1950s, the XJ 220 grabbed the headlines just as its illustrious forebears had done in previous decades, when the prototype burst upon an astonished world in 1988. A planned limited-production run of a minimum of 220 and a maximum of 350 cars, combined with an eventual VAT-inclusive price tag of nearly £403,000 ($700,000), only served to further ensure the XJ 220’s exclusivity. Interest was intense, and almost 1,500 orders were received. Jaguar then had the task of allocating cars to those privileged few customers that it considered worthy of ownership. Changed economic circumstances mean that many of those who had paid the £50,000 ($75,000) deposit were unable to take delivery. The production XJ 220 was officially launched at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show, and when production ended in 1994, approximately 275 examples had been built. Planning for Jaguar’s proposed 200-mph supercar had begun in the mid-1980s and finally bore fruit when the prototype was exhibited at the U.K. Motor Show in 1988. The XJ 220 survived Ford’s takeover of Jaguar the following year, but when the car entered production in 1992 it was a very different beast. Gone was the prototype’s 6.2-liter V12 engine, replaced by a Cosworth- 86 Sports Car Market designed, 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V6 as used in the XJR-11 sports racer, while other casualties of the need to simplify the design for production included the prototype’s four-wheel drive and adaptive suspension. Producing no less than 542 bhp, the stupendous twin-turbo V6 engine enabled the XJ 220 to meet its 200-mph-plus design target. F1 driver Martin Brundle recorded a speed of over 217 mph during track testing. The 0–100 mph time was a staggering 7.9 seconds. Quicker than both the Ferrari F40 and Lamborghini Diablo, the XJ 220 was the world’s fastest production car until the arrival of the McLaren F1. The XJ 220 was constructed around a bonded and riveted monocoque chassis formed from lightweight, corrosion-resistant, aluminum-alloy sheet re-enforced by aluminum honeycomb sections in highly stressed areas. Similarly race-derived was the double-wishbone 1992 Jaguar XJ 220 Lot 333, s/n SAJJEAEX8AX220869 Condition 2, with 5,697 miles Sold at $335,059 Bonhams, Paris, FRA, 2/4/16 SCM# 271168 Lot 218, s/n SAJJEAEX8AX220857 Condition 2, with 12,347 miles Sold at $379,500 RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA, 8/19/16 SCM# 6804316 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 Lot 7100, s/n SAJJEAEX8AX220667 Condition 1, with 542 miles Sold at $435,000 Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA, 8/18/16 SCM# 6804298 Courtesy of Bonhams


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suspension, adapted to provide acceptable comfort under road conditions, while other competition-influenced features were the AP Racing brakes, Speedline aluminum alloy wheels (17-inch diameter at the front, 18-inch at the rear) and FF Developments’ 5-speed, all-synchromesh transaxle with a viscous-control, limited-slip differential. A left-hand-drive model finished in the subtle combination of Le Mans Blue with Smoke Grey leather interior, XJ 220 Chassis 871 was the 31st example produced. According to Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust records (on file), this car was delivered new on January 4, 1993, to its first owner in Rome, Italy. Obviously very well preserved and maintained in original condi- tion, it currently displays a total of only some 8,000 kilometers (4,970 miles) on the odometer. A landmark model in Jaguar’s illustrious history, the XJ 220 is still the company’s fastest-ever production car some 25 years on. As such, it remains highly collectible, being sought after by Jaguar aficionados and supercar collectors alike. Boasting gorgeous looks and tremendous performance, this beautiful XJ 220 represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire one of the most significant supercars of its era. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 30, sold for $457,744 (€391,000/ £349,495), including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Zoute Sale in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, on October 6, 2017. The last time I saw this car in person, it sold in London in 2014 (by RM) for $267,000, which then was £165,200, with 6,799 km (4,224 miles) recorded. It was very well preserved — the seats looked hardly sat in — just the usual few small creases in the leather at the edges of the bolsters and on the center console. You couldn’t help noticing that the steering wheel looks rather homemade, as usual. This is 031, s/n SAJJEAEX8AX220871, although the sill-plate num- bers don’t directly correlate to the order in which they were made. It was made in November 1992 and delivered to its first owner in Rome on January 4, 1993. Now, just over 1,200 km (745 miles) later — and with a major service behind it — it’s much the same story, although perhaps with a few more creases on the driver’s outer seat bolster. The big difference is that, in pounds at least, the price has almost doubled, although it was sold in euros this time. A great road car The funny thing about the XJ 220, is that, for all their much-vaunted width, they are quite usable on the road. The cackling V6 pumps more adrenaline than the originally planned (and likely much heavier) V12. Although 542 bhp was stupendous in its day, and still in front of an Ferrari F40, the current crop of 5-liter V12 supercars from Aston and Ferrari have caught up. They will certainly out-accelerate the 220, if not best it on top end. The steep costs of rare speed Right after its sale in London in September 2014, it was sent to Don Law Racing for a full service. Don is the world’s leading XJ 220 specialist, with cars coming to his Staffordshire premises for service and repair from all over the world. He told me this in 2015: “Any 220 that’s not been run for a while will need £20,000 (then $30k, now nearer $27k) spending on it. £10k of that is for a major service, including belts and to change the fuel tank, which is an emissions-control item lifed at five years, and the rest is going through the car and changing safety-related items such as main fuel pump, fuel and brake hoses, master cylinders and so on.” As he said, “Would you want to drive a car with 20-year-old rubber seals?” This time, Don Law Racing’s bill was $38k, from which we might surmise that everything was done, evidenced by the fittings and elbows on the fuel piping being new blue anodized items, where they were red/ blue in 2014. Thing is, though it’s only covered about 745 miles since, the major service interval is two years, so technically it’s due another. Because that includes changing the cam belts and clutch, the engine has so come out, bringing the cost up to the thick end of $10k. February 2018 A supercar on the rise Mark Donaldson, who’s selling XJ 220 chassis 220840, a right-hand- drive, as-yet-unregistered car with just 173 miles — POA, but think in the region of $650k — said, “Historically I found them fascinating when my dad (Ian Donaldson, then trading as Oakfields) was the lone crusader of them. What was amazing was the amount of people who were genuinely obsessed with them yet didn’t otherwise necessarily have other comparable cars. “An F40 is frankly easier to drive, sounds better and has more entry room and better vision,” Donaldson said. “Lower the seat on a 220, and it’s a game-changer, and the brakes are no better or worse than F40 — people used to upgrade F40 brakes too. “The other reason the F40 is double the money is due to lineage. The 220 has nothing prior or subsequent, so for serial marque collectors there’s no logic to add one.” Given that Donaldson’s effectively new and unused car will repre- sent the top of the market, the price paid here was broadly in line with the 220’s steady increase in value, on both sides of the Atlantic (and both sides of the English Channel) — plus a bit, as at Zoute it went $50k over estimate. We’ll have to wait for a few more sales to see whether that’s a blip or a trend, and that shouldn’t take long. There have been plenty brought to market in the past three years, ever since values picked up after 20 years rubbing along the bottom of the graph. These 200-mph-plus supercars are slowly catching up with their original £403k (then $700k) sticker price. Although they overtook the Diablo a while back, they are still nowhere near the price of an F40, and a fraction of a McLaren F1. Can almost $500,000 be described as a bargain? In this case, yes. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) $500,000 $400,000 $300,000 $230,000 $200,000 $100,000 $0 $220,000 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $479,551 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 Coupe $387,451 $385,234 This sale: $457,744 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 87


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 Compared with other recent auction sales of Facel Vegas of this era, this car sold high for condition by Donald Osborne Details Number produced: 67 (FV4) Years produced: 1957–58 Original list price: $9,000 (approximate) Current SCM Median Valuation: $233,000 Tune-up cost: $750 Chassis # location: Engine compartment bulkhead Club: Amicale Facel Vega Web: www.facel-vega.asso.fr Alternatives: 1964–67 Lancia Flaminia Pinin Farina coupe, 1955–57 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS, 1956 Chrysler 300B SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: NY258 I t’s hard to believe that the beautiful Facel Vega automobiles evolved from a company that specialized in building office equipment. By the late 1950s, these limited-production ve- hicles, which had depended upon powerplants supplied by Chrysler from the start, had grown quite a fan base among those who knew quality automobiles. In 1958, a powerful Hemi V8 from Chrysler powered the FVS. Shifting the new Franco-American design was a choice of 4-speed manual transmission or the pushbutton-operated Power-Flite automatic. This car was a mixture of Old World body construction combined with a modern drivetrain, and it was well received. Just 85 units were produced in 1958 for its premiere model year, and finding an original example in decent condition is a rare treat indeed. This outstanding example of the Facel Vega had been treated to a full and complete restoration. Finished in a pleasing Argent Silver, it accents the deep frenched stacking headlights, with gleaming chrome bumpers, trim and flashy wire wheels. Under the hood is show-car ready with the mighty Mopar V8 beautifully finished including the “Batwing” air-cleaner. The interior has been finished in luxurious leather that will comfort the driver and three of his most intimate friends. The superb wooden veneers set off the full assortment of gauges including the 160-mph speedometer. The trunk area has also been finished and presents plenty of luggage room, with the spare tire concealed in a special compartment. Performance is reported to deliver neck-snapping acceleration with smooth, push- 88 button shifting. As more collectors start to realize how special these cars are in design and execution, their values continue to go up, making this FVS a rising star you need to try and catch. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 37, sold for $190,000, including buyer’s premium, at Motostalgia’s McPherson Collection Auction in Waxahachie, TX, on October 14, 2017. Once again, I will begin a profile with an admission — I have always loved Facel Vegas and always will. Having said that, I will also confess that sometimes they confuse me. They are very expensive to restore properly, and only in the past decade or so did owners make the investment that such work required. They also need specialists who know how to properly re-create the original finishes. As a result, they have also come to exemplify the current market, where the price realized at an auction sale can vary quite a bit between examples. A plush, costly hybrid GT car The Facel Vega FV cars were very expensive. They cost nearly $9,000 when $5,200 would buy a Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville or a Chrysler 300B. Rarity and glamour do have a price, and the Facel was in many ways the perfect realization of the ”hybrid” GT car — one with real American push that you could use in more than a straight line. These cars were equally at home in Hollywood or London as in Cannes. With its Lance Macklin-fettled chassis, the Facel FV was what the Chrysler Ghia concept cars of the ’50s could have been if Italian engineers could have worked Sports Car Market 1958 Facel Vega Excellence coupe Lot 36, s/n EX1B014 Condition 3- Not sold at $159,000 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 6/22/15 SCM# 265871 1958 Facel Vega FVS coupe Lot 222, s/n FV457H41 Condition 1Sold at $247,500 RM Sotheby’s, Phoenix, AZ, 1/19/17 SCM# 6816827 1957 Facel Vega FVS coupe Lot 16, s/n FV357172 Condition 2 Sold at $42,911 Poulain-Le Fur, Paris, FRA, 12/16/02 SCM# 29893 Courtesy of Motostalgia


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underneath while the stylists worked up top. For that matter, it would have been a great idea for Macklin to have come over to Michigan to work his magic on the Chrysler 300 letter cars, another of my favorite cars of the decade. In any event, the combination of the effortless power of the engine with the clean, elegant and dramatic coachwork and handling well above the average level for a big, comfortable car makes the Facel an almost unmatchable vehicle. It does have a notable weakness, again shared with many fast cars of the decade — braking. Considering that engineers had been working since the invention of the motorcar at making them go faster but only came around to thinking about how to make them stop in the late ’50s, it’s not surprising. A little red mist on the block This sale result is an interesting one. Ultimately, in my view, it is perhaps not representative of what might happen elsewhere. The Motostalgia auction had an almost foolproof format. The auc- tion had 65 cars from a single collection, offered without reserve, in their display setting “at home.” This is usually a recipe for great result, as bidders are inspired by the total collection. This is similar to the inside of a furniture showroom, where attractive room settings make you imagine the side table you’re about to buy sitting in your home with the sofa, rug, side chairs and art — even though you won’t take home most of those fixtures. The Facel Vega FV cars were very expensive. They cost nearly $9,000 when $5,200 would buy a Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville or a Chrysler 300B The collection was also a very eclectic assortment of cars. There were muscle cars next to European sports cars next to a Japanese Domestic Market luxo barge — when was the last time you saw a Nissan President? With pickup trucks, an LT-1 conversion Aston Martin Lagonda and a Zimmer Quicksilver in the mix, the idea that practically everyone who showed up might find something to put in their trailer loomed large. Add to that the idea that at no reserve, everything is bound to go at a bargain price, right? Well, no. Bargain hunters can get caught up in the emotion of bidding as easily as Mr. Open Checkbook, and retail-plus prices are frequently paid. This sale wasn’t quite the feeding frenzy that RM Sotheby’s nownotorious Duemila Ruote auction in Milan, Italy, was last year, but our subject Facel Vega is an example of bidder enthusiasm. There were some bargains to be had — just not here. The SCM reporter on the scene described the car as an “older resto- ration in good condition.” I don’t disagree with that assessment, as it is clear from the images that the car was slowly unraveling. February 2018 $300,000 $350,000 $250,000 $200,000 $200,750 $150,000 $100,000 $50,000 $0 N/A 2012 2013 2014 2015 N/A 2016 89 $187,000 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $302,500 1958 Facel Vega FVS Series IV This sale: $190,000 Clearly visible were a number of problems. They include shrinkage in the carpets, worn door rubber, odd random spacing of the letters “F A C E L” on the front fascia, some slightly flattened side bright trim on the left side and mismatching in the color of the paint from panel to panel on the right side. In addition, a thoroughly “as driven” presentation under the hood and very incongruous modern, fat Goodyear Assurance round-shouldered tires didn’t inspire confidence that a specialist had maintained or prepared the Facel Vega car. Of course, the interesting statement in the catalog description of the “superb wooden veneers” also drew attention. One of the neatest things about all about these Facel Vega cars is the exquisite handpainted wood-grain pattern on the metal dashboard. There was also no mention of tools or toolkits. The ID tag also raised a question, as the combination of letters and numbers is unlike those of any I’ve ever seen or that appear in the excellent Facel Vega Grand Luxe Sportif, a must-own read by U.K. motoring writer Martin Buckley. A nice car sold well On an estimate of $150,000 to $200,000, the car landed at halfway on the hammer, just under high estimate with premium. Compared with other recent auction sales of Facel Vegas of this era, this car sold high for condition. The example sold at RM Sotheby’s Phoenix in January 2017 (SCM# 6816827) was a stunning car and from the same model year as our subject. It was then a five-year-old restoration, with fitted luggage and very well maintained. It sold for $247,500 — and I don’t believe that $57,500 could make our subject car the RM Sotheby’s car. Therefore, I must come down squarely in the bien vendu column. That’s “well sold” for those of us west of the Eiffel Tower. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Motostalgia.)


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Etceterini & Friends Profile The Cumberford Perspective This Facel Vega project should have worked, but it didn’t. The styling was great, but the cars were not 4 3 By Robert Cumberford T here were many attempts in the 1950s to join American engines and European chassis, but in my view only two were properly serious efforts from experienced industrial firms that knew how to make things in reasonable numbers: Facel Vega and Iso Rivolta. Facel built Panhard, Simca Sport and Ford Comète bodies before producing its big, elegant Chrysler-powered cars. Branching out into the higher-volume Facellia sports car with a disastrously poor proprietary DOHC engine essentially killed the company, despite switching to Volvo power before the end. Design of the cars was by Jean Daninos, who had participated in the styling of Citroën’s Traction Avant in the 1930s. Daninos did a couple of Facel-bodied Bentleys that were clearly the styling inspiration for these later American-size (and weight) coupes and the rare Excellence 4-doors. The vertical center grille and the two high lateral intakes were present on those Bentleys and the later Facellias, which were aimed at Pininfarina’s Alfa Romeo roadsters. There is no question that Facel styling was great. But the cars, all models considered, were not. There is a wonderful Facel Vega owners club, and at Rétromobile each year their stand is a monument to a project that should have worked but didn’t. ♦ 1 2 5 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The gaping holes in the overall form to accommodate headlamps were later abolished by glass covers that were extremely elegant — and copied by Mercedes-Benz. 2 Leaning the grille for- ward at the top resulted in a longer hood, as on the latest Mercedes S Class cars. 3 The wraparound windshield is graceful, but in hindsight anyone can see that this 1938 Saoutchik Xenia idea doesn’t work well on boxy forms, which is why it went away long ago. 4 The roof is fatly inflated in appearance, but that was pretty much standard for all closed cars until well into 9 8 12 7 the 1960s. 5 You can see the taillights from 45 degrees ahead, as now required for all cars for safety. Daninos was not a precursor, though. Frank Hershey did it at Cadillac in the 1940s. 6 How sensibilities evolve. These wheels look woefully undersized to modern eyes that are used to seeing rims four to six inches larger on current production cars. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 Closing off the bottom of the body with integrated bumpers was typical of the 1950s in expensive cars, but integrating exhaust pipes was very up-market. 8 These taillights are particularly elegant and well thought-out. A central chrome strip caps a red central plane while defining the fender profile, but the bulb is inside the fender form itself. 9 There is ample room for the proverbial golf clubs in a big trunk with low load level and plenty of depth. 10 Pillarless construction meant that wind noise could be a problem. 11 There had to be a front wind-wing type of glass for the window to be able to retract into the surprisingly short doors. 12 A feature of these cars is that the widest point of the body is quite low, with the sides sloping inward toward the fender profile peak line. 10 11 Side chrome aligns to rear bumper. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) One senses the British influence, as in the Facel Bentleys that were effectively prototypes for the Facel Vegas. The very thin-rimmed steering wheel is definitely influenced by Detroit practice at the time, but not even Cadillacs or Imperials were as sumptuously leather-clad as the Facels. There is no shift lever on tunnel or steering column because the Chrysler automatic was push-button controlled. The ergonomics of the panel are not great, but the presentation is lush and attractive. The later seat belt is a bit jarring. 90 Sports Car Market


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German Profile Column Author 1968 Porsche 912 Add a restoration, and the new owner is underwater for a while — unless you count years of fun driving by Prescott Kelly Details Years produced: 1965–69 and 1976 (912E) Number produced: 1968, 11,921; 1965–69, 30,500; 1976 912E, 2,099 Original list price: $4,700 Current SCM Median Value: $39,400 Tune-up/major service: $600 to $900 Chassis # location: Tag on front lip of trunk; stamping above gas tank in trunk; tag in driver’s door A-pillar Engine # location: On vertical boss on right side of fan support Club: Porsche Club of America; 912 Registry Web: www.pca.org; www.912registry.org Alternatives: 1968 Triumph TR250, 1968 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 1968 Chevrolet Corvette SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: 912801959 Engine number: 1281776 • 1,582-cc OHV air-cooled opposed 4-cylinder engine • Two Solex downdraft carburetors • 102 horsepower at 5,800 rpm • 5-speed manual transmission • Independent front and rear suspension • Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes • 89,194 miles on the odometer • Well-documented service history • An excellent candidate for restoration SCM Analysis This car, Lot 349, sold for $27,500, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Collectors Motorcars and Automobilia Auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, PA, on October 2, 2017. The Porsche 912 is the 911’s relatively underappreci- ated little brother. It was born just a little later, but it was missing two cylinders, 40 horsepower and a lot of love. The 911 has grown to be an automotive icon, the longest-lived sports car ever and widely revered. The 912 shuffled along in obscurity — except among a small-but-growing band of aficionados. They consider the 912 a fine car, an excellent driver and a worthy collectible. In the early 1960s, as soon as the 901 (soon to be re- named the 911) had been designed and prototypes built, it became apparent to Porsche management that the 356 would not survive long as the marque’s entry-level model. Next to the 911, the 356 looked dated, felt cramped and drove through an outdated gearbox on an outdated 92 suspension. Thus was born the 912, a marriage of the 911 body shell/gearbox/suspension/brakes with the 4-cylinder 356 SC (aka “Super 90”) engine. The 911 as a 356 Carrera replacement? There has been speculation, supported by a few rare Porsche factory documents, that the 911 initially was intended to replace only the 356 Carrera 2 with its higher-output, but complicated and expensive, 2-liter, 130-horsepower Type 587 four-cam engine. When the 912 brainstorm hit, attention was turned to making that model both workable and sufficiently less expensive than the 911, without disparaging either model. Engineering delivered on the former — of course. Driving costs down was more difficult, especially since outside supplier Karmann would provide a large number of the bodies — at a meaningful markup over Porsche-owned, Reutter-supplied bodies. A simplified three-instrument dash panel (upped to five in 1967), no wood steering wheel or interior trim, a 4-speed gearbox developed off the new 5-speed box for the 911 (the 5-speed was optional on the 912 and sold well) and a host of other small changes allowed the 912’s base cost to get into alignment. No 912s in the U.S. for the first year Porsche announced the 912 in September 1964 as a 1965 model, with deliveries commencing that next year. Between 1,500 and 2,000 912s were delivered as 1965 cars — oddly, through mid-September, not as of the August plant vacation closing as usual. The 912 was withheld from the U.S. for a year. Porsche said time was needed to ramp up production and make 1969 Porsche 912 Soft-Window Targa Lot 36, s/n 129010445 Condition 3 Sold at $102,488 Bonhams Zoute Sale, BEL, 10/7/16 SCM# 6809644 1967 Porsche 912 coupe Lot 541, s/n 458375 Condition 3+ Sold at $48,000 Branson, Branson, MO, 4/15/16 SCM# 6799486 1966 Porsche 912 coupe Lot 106, s/n 353326 Condition 2+ Sold at $82,500 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/15 SCM# 256790 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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U.S.-mandated changes. Thus, in 1965, the 356C and SC continued to be sold side-by-side with the 911 in the U.S. Initially in Germany, the 912 was the equivalent of $4,075 vs. $5,450 for the base 911 (higher later in the U.S.). 912 buyers got a 90-horsepower engine vs. 130 for the 911 — and even five horsepower less than in the old 356 SC. The 912’s Type 616/36 engine was modified to be a tad stronger in the mid-range and at a higher redline, now at 6,000 rpm vs. 5,500 for the old SC. Initially, the 912 outsold its big brother 911 almost two to one, but that soon reversed. One advantage of the 912 was its weight at about 2,190 pounds — 170 pounds less than the 911 but 220 more than the 356C. On the new suspension, and with less weight hanging out back, the 912 handled better than either the 911 or the 356, but it was not as fast as the former. Comparative data follow: Porsche 912 specs Model 356 C* Curb weight Horsepower Price in U.S. 0–60 mph Standing ¼-mile Top speed 1,970 lbs 75 DIN 88 SAE $4,435 13.5 secs 18.9 secs 100 mph 356 Carrera 2,220 lbs 130 DIN 152 SAE $7,595 9.2 secs 16.9 secs 123 mph 912 2,190 lbs 90 DIN 102 SAE $4,700 11.6 secs 18.1 secs 119 mph 911 2,360 lbs 130 DIN 145 SAE $6,500 9.0 secs 16.5 secs 132 mph * The 356 SC was 95 hp DIN 107 SAE and between a C and a Carrera in performance Data: Road & Track road tests from the 1960s Our auction 912 was a tweener The 912 at Bonhams’ Simeone auction was either a weak original car or a restoration project, more likely the latter. The original Karmann tags showed serial number 12801959, an earlier 1968 build, in Light Ivory paint #6804, with engine number 1281776, reported to be matching. Mileage was 89,194 miles, with documented history. The accompanying window sticker and the Northbrook, IL, dealer invoice showed that the car was well equipped with the optional Seat Time I bought a ’68 Porsche 912 from my barber — a very stylish lady who needed something more practical. I drove it for a few weeks, and one day, while climbing out of Sausalito, CA, it suddenly lost quite a bit of power. I limped back to my Porsche guy, and Deven at Hi-Tec Automotive in San Rafael, CA, pulled a spark plug that had been mashed flat. Yep, chunked-out piston. Somebody, it seems, had installed a set of those flat- top Japanese pistons, flycut the heads, but didn’t do their math. So not having the considerable funds necessary to rebuild this engine, and being forewarned by Deven, “This is not a VW engine you can rebuild in your bathtub,” I found a used engine in San Francisco and installed it in, of all places, the parking lot at Sonoma Raceway. It ran ungodly well. I paid $2,500 for that engine and I think I got a bargain. I drove the car all over the Western U.S., through the burning sands of Nevada and the horrendous traffic of the Bay Area. Aside from one annoying rattle that I never could track down, nothing much ever happened to the car in the three years I owned it. I finally sold it to buy a low-mileage, bright red Saab Turbo convertible. Yeah, I know, big mistake. Everything BUT the engine disintegrated on that car. If you see a ’68 Porsche 912, painted Volvo Green, with a ’69 engine in it — that’d be mine. Treat it well; it was a very good car! — Joe Troise February 2018 $20,000 $0 5-speed gearbox, tinted windshield, radio, driver’s door mirror, Amco bumper overriders, chrome wheels, crested hubcaps and crested seat belts — most likely U.S.-made Hickoks. When does patina cross the line into shabby? The interior looked nicely patinated, with an intact dash top and (probably) restuffed seats. The engine compartment looked original and appropriately aged. The front trunk was largely consumed by a gasoline heater installa- tion worthy of Chicago winters. Some trim was rusting. The paint, almost assuredly not original, was nonetheless well worn. The engine lid had bad cracking and wearthrough, with light collateral damage. Bumpers, fenders, and rockers all had paint voids and surface rust — or worse. Panels were lumpy. Not to open old wounds, but if this car had come out of a 10- to 20-year sleep and been covered in dirt and mildew, it’d be a “barn find saver.” Ptooey. From $35,000 to well over $100,000 in 12 years What do 912 sales histories look like? A multiple show-winning 1969 in desirable Canary Yellow sold for $38,000 in 2005. Then came waves of rapidly increasing prices for long-hood 911s, which pulled 912s along behind them. The highest public price for a 912 was probably a fully restored, Bahama Yellow (off hue) 1967 at Gooding Scottsdale in January 2017, Lot 107, that sold for $114,400, including buyer’s premium. More typical prices are lower — for example, the Golf Blue 1966 at Gooding Amelia Island in March 2016, Lot 9, that brought $72,600. Finally, there is a very nice, well-preserved original 1969 example going to auction at Amelia Island in March that will likely sell for $85,000–$100,000 — and it needs nothing. At $27,500, including buyer’s premium and with a restoration in its future, our Bonhams’ Simeone 912 probably will be underwater for a number of years. That prognostication, however, will not prevent its owner from enjoying low-maintenance, fun-filled driving in the interim. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $120,000 1968 Porsche 912 $100,000 $80,000 $60,000 $40,000 $37,645 $33,170 2012 2013 2014 2015 $55,080 $55,000 This sale: $27,500 $74,800 2016 93


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American Profile 1936 Cadillac V16 Convertible Sedan This sale and other recent auctions show the continued market strength of top-level Full Classics by Carl Bomstead Details Year produced: 1936 Number produced: 52 (total 1936 V16 production) Original list price: $6,800 Current SCM Median Valuation: $710,000 Distributor cap: $2,000 — if you can find one Engine # location: Right side of crankcase Club: Classic Car Club of America Web: www.classiccarclub.org Alternatives: 1933 Marmon Sixteen, 1936 Packard 1408, 1936 Pierce-Arrow Twelve SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1930 Cadillac V16 roadster Lot 187, s/n 701070 Condition 1Sold at $797,500 Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 6/24/17 Chassis number: 100 Engine number: 55102222 T he 1936 Cadillac Series 90 convertible sedan was one of only six built that year, the second-to-last season for Cadillac’s original V16. The original build sheet notes that it was shipped to New York City and then directed to Brooklyn for its original owner. The body was finished in wonderfully named Phantom Metallic, with Vincennes Red wire wheels with full discs, dual sidemounts with painted covers, a Master radio and gold Goddess mascot. The significance of this V16 amongst its brethren cannot be overstated. It has spent nearly 80 years with just two caretakers, one a well-known collector and the other a renowned Chicago museum in whose care it became perhaps the best-known example of its type, the background for so many wistful photographs and fond memories. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 161, sold for $715,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s auction at Hershey, PA, on October 5, 2017. The Cadillac V16 was developed under a veil of secrecy and intrigue that would rival a Jason Bourne novel. In the mid-1920s, it became apparent to the powers that be at Cadillac that the company’s well-seasoned V8 could not properly power the increased size and weight 94 of the new, luxurious car bodies planned for their upscale clients. Numerous alternatives were considered, including supercharging and increasing the V8’s cylinder size, but they all had unacceptable consequences. Increasing the number of cylinders to 16 with a dis- placement of 452 cubic inches was determined to be the most desirable alternative. Also, importantly, stress in the transmission and axles was no greater than with the V8, which meant the existing units could be utilized without modification. A secret project The V16 engine was developed in a “skunk works” environment with designs, blueprints and purchase orders referencing a “Bus or Coach” project. Fleetwood, a General Motors company, constructed hand-built prototype bodies that allowed the new engine to receive hundreds of thousands of miles of testing with no one the wiser. It was common knowledge at the time that several of the upscale producers, including Packard, PierceArrow, Franklin and Lincoln, were developing V12 engines. Cadillac hired Owen Milton Nacker to spearhead their V12 engine efforts. The V12 engine project was, 1938 Cadillac V16 Series 90 convertible Lot 220, s/n 5270250 Condition 2- Not sold at $290,000 RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, FL, 3/11/17 SCM# 6828967 SCM# 6839871 1930 Cadillac V16 roadster Lot 230, s/n 702604 Condition 2+ Sold at $1,100,000 RM Sotheby’s, Phoenix, AZ, 1/19/17 SCM# 6817066 Sports Car Market Erik Fuller ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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however, a decoy to hide their 16-cylinder effort, which was introduced six months before the Cadillac V12. The intrigue continued! Engine as art object The elegant V16 car was introduced with radio ads on December 21, 1929 — just two months after the Wall Street crash. The V16 engine was outfitted with glossy enamel, porcelain, polished aluminum and chrome. The wires were hidden in the valley between the overhead valves. The ribbed cylinder heads were polished. The V16 engine was virtually silent due to hydraulic zero-lash valve adjusters, and the only sound at idle was the spark of the contact points. The V16 car was offered with an impressive array of 20 body styles, and that quickly expanded to 70. Priced at $5,500 to $7,500, the car was a true work of art. Under the Great Depression’s clouds The first showing was staged at the factory on December 22, 1929, with enthusiastic results. Cadillac intended that the first cars would arrive at dealers in April, but by April 8, 1930, the 1,000th V16 had been shipped, with 2,219 leaving the dealer showrooms in 1930. Only 750 or so were sold in 1931, with about half being left over from 1930. Heavy discounts were necessary to move the expensive inventory. This car was introduced under the looming and menacing cloud of the Great Depression. As the Depression deepened, it was not prudent for those whose financial fortunes had been spared to flaunt their good fortune, and the luxury-car market suffered. The Packard Twelve was reintroduced in 1932, and only 311 were sold, while Cadillac’s total production was only 3,173 cars for all of 1933. If the General Motors umbrella had not protected Cadillac, it is doubtful the company would have survived the deep chill of the Great Depression. Our subject V16 convertible sedan In 1936, only 52 Cadillac V16 cars were produced, with half being limousines. The cars were now offered with Fisher’s Turret Top allsteel top, even though they were still bodied by Fleetwood. There were six convertible sedans produced, and our example is re- markable in that it has been driven only 17,000 miles and is very original. In the 1940s, the car was modified with stretched running boards and built-in headlamps. The sidemounts were also eliminated. In 1949, it was donated to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, where it resided until 2008. The new owner took the car out of the museum and commissioned a freshening at a prominent restoration shop. The car was returned to its original configuration. Remarkably, some of the original build chalk markings were still present, and original paint samples were on the firewall. The car was presented at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where it received a class award. The market for Full Classics There are some who maintain that the market for Full Classics is waning, as those who aspire to ownership are aging and no longer interested. A long list of recent sales of significant Full Classics refutes this position, as younger buyers appreciate the elegance and luxury that these cars represent. This 1936 Cadillac V16 sold for strong — but not unexpected — money. As this special car is an elegant part of automotive history, we can only hope that the new owner feels compelled to share his magnificent automotive treasure. Well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $2,500,000 1936 Cadillac V16 Convertible Sedan $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $2,000,000 $500,000 $0 February 2018 $1,925,000 $1,001,000 $1,100,000 $825,000 This sale: $715,000 $1,457,500 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 95


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Race Car Profile 1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix Two Seater This car ran at Indy a century ago, but that’s not why it is a stunning, living historical relic by Thor Thorson Details Year produced: 1914 Number produced: 4 Original list price: £4,000 (about $250,000 today) Current SCM Median Valuation: $7,260,000 (this car) Chassis # location: Unknown Engine # location: Unknown Alternatives: 1910 Benz “Prinz-Heinrich,” 1914 Delage GP, 1913 Fiat 14-liter GP SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 1 Engine number: 1 A ll dual-overhead-camshaft engines trace their origins back to a few Peugeots built a hundred years ago by a trio of racers, Jules Goux, Georges Boillot and Paolo Zuccarelli — and their engineer collaborator Ernest Henry. The race cars they built had several variations to comply with changing regulations, but today only two examples of these pioneering cars exist. This is one of them, while the other has a secure position in a Florida collection. The Lindley Bothwell Peugeot L45 has a clear, unam- biguous history of owners, from Peugeot through owners Lutcher Brown and Frank Book, and drivers Ralph Mulford and Arthur H. Klein to Lindley Bothwell. It is the original 4½-liter chassis, numbered 1, and the original engine, also numbered 1. In other words, it is the real deal, the genuine article, with no gaps in its 100-year history. It has never fallen into disrepair nor been ignored. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 408, sold for $7,260,000, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Bothwell Collection sale in Woodland Hills, CA, on November 11, 2017. It can be argued that our subject car, the 1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix/Indianapolis racer, is the most important surviving vehicle in the history of the automobile. Strong stuff? Yeah, but let’s consider the reasons before moving on. Historical importance is different than beauty, col- lector lust or even a successful racing provenance — although it can be closely, even intimately, related to these characteristics. Historical importance has to do with being an essential 96 Sports Car Market 1911 Delage 3-Liter Type X racer Lot 634, s/n 1712 X501 Condition 3 Sold at $600,015 Bonhams, Goodwood, U.K., 6/24/2005 SCM# 38671 step that precedes and affects everything that comes after. Being the defining invention that allows development to continue is a prime driver of historical importance. Surviving paradigm for modern engines Simply stated, this L45 Peugeot represents the inven- tion of the modern internal combustion engine. It is the essential paradigm that every engine to this day incorporates in its basic design. They only built a few (in varying displacements) before the Great War (World War I) put a stop to racing. Those that were built were very successful in European and U.S. racing, and only two examples remain. There is a reason this car is valuable — it’s as much prime historical artifact as racing car. The epicenter of all things automotive Although Nikolaus Otto and Gottlieb Daimler more or less invented the automobile in Germany, France 1907 Renault 35/45HP Vanderbilt racer Lot 14, s/n 29059 Condition 2- Sold for $1,100,000 Gooding & Co., Otis Chandler Collection, Oxnard, CA, 10/21/06 SCM# 43372 1913 Fiat Tipo 55 Speedster Lot 5008, s/n 211 Condition 1Sold at $198,000 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/15/13 SCM# 214874 Courtesy of Bonhams


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became the epicenter of all things automotive from about 1890 until the beginning of the Great War. France had the most manufacturers, the best engineers, the best technology, the best roads, and the most competition, both for market sales and in racing, as manufacturers strove to prove that their machines were faster and more reliable then the others. The first formal race was held in France in 1894, and motor racing became an essential part of the French way of life. Enter Peugeot The Peugeot Company was in the automobile business from the very beginning. Starting as a coffee mill and hand-tool manufacturer, they started building bicycles in 1885 and experimented with steampowered tricycles. When the machine-tool company Panhard et Levassor acquired the rights to build Daimler’s new automobile engine in 1891, it wanted to market a complete vehicle, so it approached Peugeot about building everything but the engine for them. A deal was reached wherein Peugeot would build vehicles for Panhard — and would also build and sell vehicles under their own brand, using the Panhard engine. Both Panhard and Peugeot did very well with the arrangement, and in 1897 Peugeot started designing and building their own engines, thus becoming a fully integrated manufacturer. An internal schism in 1896 had split Peugeot between the automotive side, run by brother Armand, and the bicycle/motorcycle side run by brother Robert. Robert appears to have been the more dynamic, and by 1905 that branch was also building and racing cars under the brand Lion. The Lion brand tended to prefer small, light “voiturette” cars rather than the larger approach. The wounds healed, and the company recombined as a single entity under Robert’s control in 1910. A giant change The first decade of the new century was the era of the huge-displace- ment, low-rpm racing engine, with 10-, 14- and even 16-liter monsters trying to get horsepower advantage by simply getting bigger — not by improving on the basic efficiency. By about 1910, the time was ripe for serious innovation. French society at the time was highly stratified, with the educated engineers working on their designs insulated from — and contemptuous of — the working-class drivers and mechanics who had to make them work. However, Robert Peugeot was now running the show, and he was determined not to allow possible innovations, whatever their source, to get past him, so when he was approached by three of Lion’s driver/mechanics with completely radical ideas about how to design an engine, he was willing to listen. He made a deal with them to set up an entirely separate shop to design and build a series of Grand Prix cars for £4,000 each, which infuriated the regular Peugeot staff. They immediately branded the three “Les Charlatans” — posers who were destined to fail miserably. The “Charlatan” driver/mechanics in turn hired a Swiss draftsman, and the four set to putting their ideas into reality in a new 4-cylinder engine. This sort of arrangement was not unknown for Robert Peugeot, as he made a similar deal with a young designer named Bugatti, but that is a different story. The first double-overhead-cam engines The idea of overhead valves in a combustion chamber was well es- tablished by now, but the operation had been by complicated pushrods and rockers. The Charlatans’ idea was to put the cams up above the valves —the first double-overhead-cam design. They also went to four valves per cylinder with a pent-roof piston (does this sound familiar?). Porting could now be straight through and very efficient. Displacement of the first design was 7.6 liters, and the cars debuted at the 1912 Coupe de l’Auto, a 956-mile marathon held over two days. Peugeot won over 14-liter Fiats, and Peugeot had set the new standard. Displacement was reduced to 5.6 liters for 1913 (L56) in response to new racing regulations, and the bottom half of the engine was com- February 2018 pletely redesigned. The new crankcase was a barrel shape cast from aluminum — light and amazingly strong — with three ball-bearing mains and the first known use of a dry-sump oiling system. The cams were now driven by a gear tower in front, also a first, as was making the intake valves larger than the exhausts. This new engine could be revved to an amazing 3,000 rpm safely, and it became the definitive form of the Charlatans’ Peugeot engine. The 1914 version of the GP car dropped the size to 4.5 liters (L45) and added four-wheel brakes. Running at Indy a century ago European Grand Prix was home, but Indianapolis was easily the world’s richest race, and money beckoned, so Peugeot entered two L76-based cars for 1913. One broke, but Jules Goux, one of the original Charlatans, won, and the world took notice. In 1914 Peugeot took 2nd and 4th at Indianapolis in a pair of Delage racers, but World War I broke out, and racing in Europe stopped. Peugeot was swamped with war issues and abandoned anything to do with racing. An American who was racing an L56 broke the engine badly at a race in California, but with Peugeot unavailable, he took it to Harry Miller’s Los Angeles shop to get it repaired. Miller fixed the engine — and also appropriated the design. This was the beginning of a 50-year run of Miller, Offenhauser and Meyer-Drake racing engines. Bugatti’s twin-cam engine was copied from Miller. The Charlatans’ design became immortal. Our subject Peugeot L45 The war paralyzed Europe, but Indianapolis still had a show to put on, so in 1916 promoter Carl Fisher searched Europe for competitive cars to bring over. He found two L45s — one of them is our subject car, the 1914 Lyon Grand Prix spare — and brought them to Indianapolis. Driver Ralph Mulford brought it home in 3rd place. Racing ceased when the U.S. entered the war, but it reopened in 1919, and various Peugeots continued to run at Indy and around the U.S., including our subject car. Although there were probably six to eight Charlatan cars in the be- ginning, they gradually disappeared, leaving this L45 and an L30 as the sole surviving examples of a monumentally important automobile design. An artifact, a paradigm and a survivor So this car is where it all began. Virtually every automobile engine built in the past hundred years owes a debt to the genius and inventiveness of the Charlatans and their wonderful Peugeot racers. This is the paradigm that changed the world of automotive design, and as such, is arguably the most important automotive artifact that exists. 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Next Gen Profile 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon This rare wagon is the car to have if you need lots of room, lots of attitude and power to burn by Jeff Zurschmeide Details Years produced: 2011–14 Number produced: 2,139 Original list price: $63,600 Current SCM Median Valuation: $50,050 Engine # location: Left rear side of block Chassis # location: Plate on door jamb Club: Cadillac V Club Web: www.cadillacvclub.com Alternatives: 2011–16 BMW M5, 2010–17 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate, 2006–17 Audi S6 Avant SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 2013 Cadillac CTS-V coupe Lot S58, s/n 1G6DV1EP6D0158172 Condition 2 Sold at $52,250 Mecum, Houston, TX, 4/6/17 SCM# 6832967 Chassis number: 1G6DV8EP7E0141035 • 6.2-liter “LSA” V8 supercharged engine with 556 horsepower • 6-speed automatic transmission SCM Analysis This car, Lot 51, sold for $58,300, including buyer’s premium, at the Motostalgia McPherson Collection Auction in Waxahachie, TX, on October 14, 2017. Cadillac took aim at its next generation of buyers in 2003 with the release of the entirely new CTS line. For gearheads whose only exposure to Cadillac had been bloated, malaise-weary DeVilles and Eldorados, the CTS was a wakeup call. Except for the ill-fated Cimarron of the early 1980s, the CTS was the first Cadillac in 50 years to offer a manual transmission. Cadillac even advertised the CTS with the punchy, attitude-drenched “Rock and Roll” Led Zeppelin tune, leaving no doubt that the target buyer was no longer the Lawrence Welk generation. The high-performance CTS-V followed in 2004 with a 5.7-liter LS6 V8 engine good for 400 horsepower, and a Borg-Warner T56 6-speed transmission. Both the LS6 and the transmission had been borrowed from the Corvette Z06, and the CTS-V would hit 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. Cadillac dotted the exclamation point by taking the CTS-V racing in the Pirelli World Challenge series, winning manufacturer’s championships in 2005, 2007, 2012 and 2013. 98 Sports Car Market Not your grampa’s caddy Cadillac redesigned the CTS line for 2009 with a new chassis platform and drivetrain. Additional models, including a coupe and a wagon, hit the market in 2011. 2014 was the final year of the second-generation CTS-V, and all bodies came equipped with a 6.2-liter supercharged LSA V8 engine rated at 556 horsepower and 551 foot-pounds of torque. Buyers had a choice between the T56 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. All CTS-V models were rear-wheel drive with a limited-slip differential, and the wagons could do 0–60 in 4 seconds flat and break into the high 11s in the quarter-mile. Of the 2,139 CTS-V Sport Wagons produced between 2011 and 2014, about 700 were equipped with manuals, the rest automatics. 2006 Cadillac CTS Sport Lot 644, s/n 1G6DP577/X60140937 Condition 2 Sold at $66,000 Barrett-Jackson, West Palm Beach, FL, 3/28/07 SCM# 44822 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Lot 2427, s/n 1G6DV8EP8C0133698 Condition 2 Sold at $29,975 Leake, Dallas, TX, 4/21/17 SCM# 6836494 Courtesy of Motostalgia


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So if you want to pull your own gears, it should be easy to find a stick. In fact, build statistics show that the take rate for manuals on the coupes and sedans was only half the percentage taken on wagons, although many more coupes and sedans were made overall. Those wagon buyers were serious about their performance. Dripping with modern technology The second-generation CTS-V line also got some fantastic suspen- sion and braking improvements. The front suspension was a dual-control-arm design, while the rear used an independent multi-link design. The 2011–14 Cadillac CTS-V wagon has all the elements to be a desirable collector car: • It’s rare — but not too rare. • It has excellent performance. • Prices are within reach of most collectors. Six-pot front calipers grabbed 380-mm brake rotors, and four-pot calipers were used in the rear. CTS-V buyers also got GM’s nifty Magnetic Ride shocks, which allow the driver (or the car’s computer) to adjust their resistance. This is great technology for a combination track/road car because the push of a button takes you from silky smooth to being able to distinguish between driving over a nickel or a dime. Inside the CTS-V, you got plenty of good Cadillac luxury with the right touches to make sure you know you’re in the hot rod. Brushed aluminum and piano-black trim was standard, with wood as an option. You got 10-way heated power-adjustable front seats as standard, with an option for 16-way adjustable heated Recaro seats. The fronts used nice leather with suede inserts. Heated rear seats were also available. Your driving tunes soundtrack was played through 10 Bose speakers, and you got voice-activated navigation as standard equipment. A super-clean wagon If you’re a car person in this world, you’ve got an opinion about wagons. Most people either love them or hate them — there’s very little middle ground. So this subject car will either make your heart skip a beat — or not. But if you like wagons, there’s a whole lot to love in this car. The auction listing doesn’t state mileage, but the car looks well kept. The MSRP for a CTS-V wagon in 2014 was $63,600, and this example sold for $58,300. That’s good money, as the last few CTS-V wagons across the block garnered bids around $30,000. But three have sold in the $50,000 range in the past year, so while this is a high-water mark for the wagon, it’s a reasonable purchase for the buyer and a solid price for the seller. Future Collectibility The 2011–14 Cadillac CTS-V wagon has all the elements to be a desirable collector car: • It’s rare — but not too rare. • It has excellent performance. • Prices are within reach of most collectors. Cadillac has continued the CTS-V line — but not with a wagon body. If you want a modern performance wagon, the CTS-V has a better story than any of the European cars, and you also get that nifty laurel wreath around the Cadillac logo. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Motostalgia.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $90,000 $75,000 $60,000 $58,300 $45,000 $30,000 $15,000 $0 January 2018 $51,150 $50,050 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon $63,130 This sale: $58,300 2012 2013 2014 N/A 2015 2016 99


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Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ A 1926 Chandler Six racer leads a stable of vintage race cars as part of the Bothwell Collection, sold by Bonhams in Los Angeles, CA; Nathaniel Clark, courtesy of Bonhams


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AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE $13.1m Bonhams, Los Angeles, CA, p. 108 $10.2m GAA, Greensboro, NC, p. 120 $6.6m Leake, Dallas, TX, p. 132 $3.3m Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., p. 144 $3m Bonhams, London, U.K., p. 158 Roundup, p. 166


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Market Reports Overview Vintage Classics Take a Large Piece of the Market Pie American auctions continue to rely on muscle cars as their foundation By Garrett Long Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) A 1. 1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix racer, $7,260,000—Bonhams, CA, p. 110 2. 1908 Benz 75/105HP PrinzHeinrich Raceabout, $1,870,000— Bonhams, CA, p. 110 3. 1908 Mercedes-Simplex 65HP Raceabout, $1,072,500— Bonhams, CA, p. 110 4. 2004 Shelby Cobra Concept roadster, $882,750—GAA, NC, p. 130 5. 1903 Panhard et Levassor Model B 10HP tourer, $428,229— Bonhams, U.K., p. 164 6. 1902 Packard Model G RearEntrance Tonneau, $423,500— Bonhams, CA, p. 110 7. 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50HP Silver Ghost Landaulette, $385,000— Bonhams, CA, p. 110 8. 1902 Westfield Model G 13HP Rear-entrance tonneau tourer, $376,362—Bonhams, U.K., p. 164 9. 1998 Porsche 911 Turbo S coupe, $333,779—Silverstone, U.K., p. 154 10. 1898 Germain 6HP twincylinder open-drive limousine, $295,610—Bonhams, U.K., p. 160 Best Buys 1970 Fiat 500 F w/ Graziella RV 2-dr sedan, $16,043—Brightwells, U.K., p. 172 104 t the annual London to Brighton run, Bonhams hit record numbers with a last-minute European collection joining the sale, almost doubling their consignments to 26 lots. The surprise addition brought an already steady auction to a new highest total, topping $3m with a 96% sales rate. Across the pond in Los Angeles, the Bothwell Collection kept the century-old theme going as horseless carriages and first-generation race cars crossed the block for a total of $13.1m. The 1914 Peugeot L45, the trailblazer for DOHC and four valves per cylinder, sold for an astonishing $7.26m. Leake stuck to their formula at the Dallas sale, head- 2005 Ford GT with only 1,473 miles sold at Leake’s Dallas, TX, auction for $208,500 lining a Ford GT that sold for $209k. Hitting a 63% sales rate and bringing in $6.6m in sales have been familiar themes in past Leake sales. Also in line is their average sale price at $23k, giving buyers a consistent level of offerings at affordable prices. Flat-engine fanatics arrived at Silverstone’s Porsche sale in Northamptonshire, U.K., where rear-engined goodness was on full display. More than $3.2m in sales was met with a 63% sales rate among 59 total lots. With the drop of the pound and a cooling Porsche market, the decline from 2015’s $4.1m total was expected. In North Carolina, GAA took a big step up from the $7.7m total last year to $10.2m, despite bringing just five more lots for a total of 560. A boost in average sale price from $23k up to $29k without any multi-million-dollar outliers shows that the overall quality was significantly up at their November sale. Garrett’s Market Moment: When B. Mitchell Carlson pointed out that each Ford GT at Leake was a low-miler stored like a ship in the bottle, I realized how applicable those attributes are to almost every modern supercar that makes its way to auction. Classic cars seem to come from a variety of backgrounds with a multitude of histories, which couldn’t be more different from their modern counterparts. Manufacturers only sell their newest halo cars to the “right” collectors. The cars are then babied their entire lives, as their careful owners hope to make a profit one day. When the cars eventually roll across the auction block, it tends to be the farthest they have traveled in months. A smart financial move, maybe. Interesting, not so much. But the stories, scars and experiences that classic cars wear with pride are wholly absent on most Ferrari Enzos, Leamington Spa, U.K. September 23, 2017 Northamptonshire, U.K. October 21, 2017 October 20–21, 2017 Silverstone Overland Park, KS October 25, 2017 October 25, 2017 GAA Bicester, U.K. Brightwells Smith Auctions Branson, MO Branson Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue CCA $2.7m $3.3m $3.3m $1.1m $1.7m Greensboro, NC November 2–4, 2017 Bonhams November 3, 2017 Bonhams November 11, 2017 Leake November 17–19, 2017 $0 $3m $6m Dallas, TX Los Angeles, CA $6.6m $9m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts Lamborghini Reventons, Ford GTs and Pagani Huayras. I won’t lecture on what one “should” do with their car, but I will say we can’t bemoan future generations for not being interested in cars if they are treated like museum pieces rather than instruments for adventure and exploits. ♦ London, U.K. $3m $13m $12m $15m $10.2m 1941 Cadillac Series 62 convertible, $50,600—Leake, TX, p. 142 1973 Porsche 911 2.8 RSR replica racer, $106,809—Silverstone, U.K., p. 148 1989 Toyota 4Runner SUV, $9,100—GAA, NC, p. 126 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 coupe, $57,200—The Branson Auction, MO, p. 182 Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Overview Buy/Sell/Hold SCM’s Thor Thorson looks at the vintage racers to acquire — and what to avoid by Thor Thorson Buy: 1960s limited-production, aluminum-bodied Italian racing GT cars under 2 liters The most obvious example of this category of cars is the Alfa Romeo Giulia Tubolare Zagato (TZ), but there are others from Lancia, Abarth and OSCA that are attractive at lower price points. All of these have appreciated substantially over the past five to 10 years, but I think they are still undervalued. They have the advantages of being beautiful, rare, fast, generally fabulous to drive and desirable for a wide variety of events from racing to vintage rallies (both recreational such as the California Mille and competitive like France’s Tour Auto) to concours. The Alfa TZ in particular has appreciated from about $500,000 10 years ago to $1.5m today for a really good one, but it can stay with a Ferrari for both looks and performance in most situations. Think of it as two-thirds of a GTO for 1/20th of the price and you get the idea. Sell: American V8-powered racing specials (not to include Scarab or Chaparral) Devin SS, Devin Corvette, Bocar, Old Yeller and various homebuilts from the 1950s are general examples of this category. They were very important to the development of American road racing and maintain a nostalgic hold on the imaginations of a reasonable number of vintage racers for that reason, but the market is changing away from them. These cars were unsophisticated at best and generally relied on brute horsepower to overcome mediocre handling and marginal brakes to stay up with the exotic European competition, which makes the driving experience less than sublime. A combination of fond memories from the early days and a certain “bang for the buck” opportunism has kept the market going for these cars, but the new generation isn’t that interested, preferring cars that are faster and easier to drive. Hold: 3-Liter Formula One cars (1967–77) from major manufacturers and racing teams McLaren, Lotus, Ferrari, Williams and Tyrell are a few of the examples of this category. For as long as I can remember, open-wheeled racers (Formula cars) have sold for fractions of the value of their sports and GT equivalents. A Ferrari 312 F1 would be tough to get $1m for, while a 312PB (effectively the same thing with two seats) would be four or five times that. In the past few years this has been changing, though, and “name” F1 cars have been jumping up in value. My take is that because they can be used for nothing but racing, and at an extremely high level, they have in the past been seen as “weaponsgrade” purchases, but now the collector community has started to see them as attractive as well. It is probably too late to start buying these cars unless you really want to race one, but if you are fortunate enough to already have one or more of them, don’t be in a hurry to sell. They’re going up fast. 106 Sports Car Market BUY SELL HOLD David Bush, c.2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Dirk De Jager, c.2011, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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Bonhams Los Angeles, CA Bonhams — The Bothwell Collection Legendary Bothwell Collection crosses the block for big results Company Bonhams Date November 11, 2017 Location Los Angeles, CA Auctioneers Malcolm Barber, Rupert Banner Automotive lots sold/offered 48/48 Sales rate 100% Sales total $13,057,220 High sale 1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix racer, sold at $7,260,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices A variety of horseless carriages were offered from Lindley Bothwell’s collection Report and photos by Phil Skinner Market opinions in italics A 108 lmost 95 years ago, Lindley Bothwell saw something few others could envision. Pioneer examples of the automobile were being replaced b modern cars with electric starters and headligh Old horseless carriages were just being tossed a — relegated to fields, under trees or, if lucky, t away in a barn or carriage house. So Bothwell s to acquire some of those early, forgotten machin gave them a home at his “ranch” in the San Fernando Valley outside of Los Angeles. Many have credited Bothwell as the founder of the Horseless Carriage Club of America. He was fascinated by early machines and loved fixing them up and organizing vintage races with fellow enthusiasts. Bothwell appreciated all manner of machinery. When a scaled-down steam locomotive used on his plantation in Hawaii was to be replaced, he had miles of track and the entire train brought to his ranch in California. For many years it was a major feature there. His children and n were as active in the passion for old cars as Lindley was. However, g expansion of the San Fernando Valley ate up the ranch, little by little t down to just 14 acres. is past November, Bonhams sold the collection, which had been seted away in a dozen buildings on those orange-tree-covered acres. Many came to pay their last respects to a wonderful collection; Los Angeles, CA many others came to pay top dollar for those vehicles that had delighted both the owners and the public for so many years. More than 350 lots of memorabilia and parts, including hundreds of toy trains, plus the full-size vintage trolley cars and even that mini- locomotive, fell under the hammer. Then came the last lots: 46 cars and a couple of motorcycles, all offered at no reserve. The biggest draw was the 1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix race car, which is consid- ered to be one of the most innovative racing vehicles ever created. Bidding opened at $2m and quickly rose above the top estimate of $5m. The calling continued until the final hammer came down at $6.6m ($7.26m with commission). The sale was conducted in a professional manner, as is typical of Bonhams, and during my visit, the entire staff was quite friendly and upbeat. They must have felt a part of history as they auctioned off an iconic collection never before offered for sale, the likes of which will most likely never be seen again. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Los Angeles, CA ENGLISH #437-1912 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Silver Ghost Landaulette. S/N: 2169. Eng. # 71C. Blue/black leather. RHD. In Bothwell Collection for at least 65 years. This car sports an economy paint job, probably for one of its many film appearances, most notably “My Fair Lady.” Had been used in recent years for a family event. Reported to be a running car, but was not started or moved during the preview. Complete with proper headlights, radiator and Spirit of Ecstasy mascot. Front seats redone, but rear looked to be period-original. Cond: 3. TOP 10 No. 7 SOLD AT $18,700. This is really more motorcycle than car; cute item, and like many of the vehicles in this collection, Bothwell felt it was more valued as a movie prop than an important historic relic of the early days of motoring. Hammered about midway between pre-sale estimate; hopefully someone with deep pockets can own one of the earliest relatives of the AC sports cars. Well bought. FRENCH SOLD AT $385,000. This car fell short of its pre-sale estimate by a long shot. This may be a million-dollar car, but will take a major investment to bring it up to those standards. Once done, it is sure to be seen at only the most exclusive concours events across all the lands. It is a magnificent one-of-a-kind car. Still can’t figure out why a plaque on the car had “Rolls-Royce” spelled out in Cyrillic. #446-1913 AC AUTO-CARRIER utility. S/N: 1519. Green/tan fabric/black leather. MHD. One of the first AC vehicles produced, listed in catalog as 1910, but later research shows most likely 1913. AC derived its name from this model, Auto Carrier. Tri-wheel delivery vehicle marketed as touring vehicle, Carrying London Pipe Shop livery from its appearance in the film “Titanic.” Promoted in an “aged and unrestored” condition, is probably not running. Metalwork is a little crude, does have brass headlights from early 1900s; rear-drive wheel with brake appeared to be complete. Cond: 3. #408-1914 PEUGEOT L45 Grand Prix racer. S/N: 1. Eng. # 1. Dark blue/red leather. RHD. Probably one of the most important racing vehicles ever; many features copied by many others. This car’s heritage from birth to the auction is well-documented and unbroken, so very unusual with an active racing machine. Ownership included Lutcher Brown and raced by Ralph DePalma, then owned by Frank Book, followed by drivers Ralph Mulford and then Arthur H. Klein, who sold it to Lindley Bothwell. Car was restored mechanically in early 2000s for participation at Goodwood and appeared at other historic events. While not started during the preview, it was said the car was 100% operational. Brakes on all four wheels, gauges in place, engine runs out well—a most important vehicle. Cond: 2. TOP 10 No. 1 SOLD AT $1,072,500. Fell in between the pre-sale estimate, and I really thought it might might go up a bit more, especially as a companion to the 1908 Benz. As with all Bothwell cars, this had no reserve, and the price achieved seemed to be well within projectable market range. I would bet new owner is the only kid on his block to own one. #420-1908 BENZ 75/105HP “PrinzHeinrich” Raceabout. S/N: 5691. Eng. # 5691. White/black leather. RHD. Created for Barney Oldfield to tour and make challenges across the land for all comers. Body was created to resemble the famous “Blitzen Benz” Oldfield had driven to many wins. Numerous photos of Oldfield with this car in a dark-colored livery. It was restored by enthusiast Rick Rawlins, finished in white as was the original Blitzen Benz, for the 2006 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It is reported that the car was in running condition but was not operated during our inspection. Body is in relatively straight condition, engine has a light patina of use, currently fitted with a Juhasz multi-jet carb, but had been fitted with an early Harry Miller carb. Cond: 3. TOP 10 No. 2 SOLD AT $7,260,000. Pre-sale estimate by Bonhams had been $3m–$5m, but many others predicted $8m–$10m. Hammer price well exceeded the top pre-sale estimate, and the new owners considered it to be a bargain. May see a change in livery, but look for this racer to be in Monterey and other venues and not hidden away in a museum. (See profile, p. 96.) GERMAN #427-1908 MERCEDES-SIMPLEX 65HP Raceabout. S/N: Eng. # 9367. Yellow/black leather. RHD. Careful inspection revealed this car was made up of parts from at least two others; chassis 718 and 760. Engine is original unit but apparently is bored slightly. Exact date of body installation unknown—but was already wearing new body when Bothwell collected it in the 1930s or ’40s. Used in a number of early 1950s sporting events such as Santa Catalina road races and the Santa Monica Revival from 1950. Delightful automobile piloted by a number of noted drivers over the decades. Complete, but would benefit from decent period-correct cosmetic restoration. Cond: 3. TOP 10 No. 3 110 SOLD AT $1,870,000. High interest in this car from all corners of the world; bidding opened at an even million and closed well above the the pre-sale estimates. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as this car had been in the Bothwell Collection back in the 1930s. No idea where the original Miller carb was, which might have sparked a bit more interest. Some predictions were this car would go closer to $2.5m, but the amount attained was very fair for the new buyer. Where will you get another one? AMERICAN TOP 10 No. 6 #417-1902 PACKARD MODEL G Rear-Entrance Tonneau. S/N: 2. Burgundy/black leather. RHD. Joined Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Los Angeles, CA the Bothwell Collection in early 1940s. Body was severely damaged in a 1949 fire. Restored using photos, and while the coachwork is fairly accurate, a few shortcuts were taken, in particular the flat fenders. Other upgrades from 1950 restoration include addition of an electric starter and oversized non-skid tires. The only 2-cylinder Packard known to exist. Cond: 3. single large driving light mounted to the firewall, along with a pair of carriage lights. Running condition not revealed, and was not one of the vehicles operated during the preview. A simple fix for one familiar with cars of this era. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $17,600. Even in the heyday of these special vehicles, the values were limited. There are actually a good number of Holmans that have survived, but this example has not been offered for sale in well over 65 years. Not practical for touring, but as a museum piece or one for exhibition running such as Greenfield Village, this would be the cat’s meow. SOLD AT $423,500. Exceeded pre-sale estimates by about 20%; there was a lot of interest in this car. At this price one can hope that a more authentic restoration would be deserved on such an important car. No doubt when originally purchased, it—like other Bothwell cars—was a curiosity. Thankfully he preserved so much history, otherwise there would be no 2-cylinder Packards left in the world. #434-1905 FORD MODEL F 16HP Ton- neau. S/N: F2686. Eng. # F2686. Dark blue & red/black leather. RHD. Body looks to be original, with detachable side-entry tonneau, one of the few remaining horizontally-opposed 2-cylinder Fords in existence. Fitted with a SOLD AT $40,700. This car just exceeded its high estimate, a fair price for buyer and seller. Pre-Model T Fords have a dedicated legion, and having one come up for sale is very rare; having one come in an auction almost unheard of. Would be nice to see this car restored to its original glory, but it has been in present condition since its acquisition. #444-1905 HOLSMAN 10HP Surrey. S/N: 2687. Black/red leather. RHD. Early American vehicle, true horseless carriage. Horizontally-opposed 2-cylinder. Exterior lever controlled using a rope drive to rear wheels, high-wheeler with thin wheels to navigate muddy roadways, lots of torque. In remarkably complete condition. Operational abilities unknown, but appears to be complete. Body is showing its age and an old repaint is in need of major refinishing. Seats still functional. No top bows found with this car. Cond: 4. #441-1906 REO MODEL B Runabout. S/N: 4564. Eng. # 4564. Black/red leather. RHD. Early and tired car, at 111 years it is still complete. Looks to have not run for many years, but with simple mechanics probably a couple of hours to be on the road. Lighting system for show, not glow; sheet metal not dented but was far from smooth. Partial restoration probably completed in the 1960s. Had some film and TV appearances, but no Oscars or Emmys. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $17,600. Fell just a little below Bonhams’ expectations, but was probably pretty much spot-on for real-market conditions. Unfortunately, a $35k–$40k restoration would probably net a car worth $35k–$40k. Still, a fantastic opportunity to save a little early motoring history for a fair price. #433-1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL W 50HP racer. S/N: 8098. Green/black leather. RHD. Most likely converted from a passenger car, but well before WWII. This car was actively campaigned by Bothwell and driven by a number of race-car drivers including the legendary Ralph DePalma. Painted in its current livery during the 1960s, it was driven quite often during the preview days and even during the morning of the sale. Still has original Pope carburetor and Bosch ignition system. In presentable condition, ready for vintage-racing events, and with a roar that made sure this lion was alive and well. Cond: 3. 112 Sports Car Market


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Fresh Meat by Chad Taylor Online sales of contemporary cars 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider Bonhams Los Angeles, CA Date sold: 11/21/2017 eBay auction ID: 263336871269 Seller’s eBay ID: ferrarimaseratinorthscottsdale Sale type: Used car with 144 miles VIN: ZFF80AMA1H0220952 Details: Blu Swaters over black/Blu Sterling leather; 3.9-L twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 660 hp and 560 ft-lb, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $359,900, Buy It Now, sf 31 MSRP: $272,700 (base) Other current offering: In Los Angeles, CA, Ferrari Westlake offering a 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider in Bianco Avus over Rosso Ferrari with 3,467 miles for $329,950. 2016 Jaguar F-Type R coupe SOLD AT $264,000. A lot of interest in this car, which explained the multiple test-runs, and the final price was more than twice the high estimate. A rare opportunity to buy a piece of history. #436-1910 STEARNS 15/30 Speedster. S/N: 247170. Eng. # 247170. Dark green/ tan leather. RHD. Unlike many of the other racers in this collection, it is believed this example’s coachwork was from the period when new. Fiat-style streamline radiator adds to the lines and smooth design of the overall car. Passenger’s area is well engineered, and the chassis seems to have a few modifications from the stock editions. Car was running and demonstrated during the preview days and was even fired up the morning of the sale. Cond: 3. Date sold: 11/26/2017 eBay auction ID: 142591847386 Seller’s eBay ID: burkholderj Sale type: Used car with 2,574 miles VIN: SAJWJ6DL7GMK31318 Details: Ammonite Grey over Jet leather, 5.0-L supercharged V8 rated at 550 hp and 502 ft-lb, 8-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $75,000, Buy It Now, sf 26 MSRP: $103,600 (base) Other current offering: Blue Grass Motorsport of Louisville, KY, asking $100,533 for a Caldera Red over Jet leather 2017 F-Type R coupe with 26 miles. 2017 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2S Spyder equality device, and hopefully more about the history of this car and the company in general will come to light. #415-1911 MITCHELL MODEL R fire chief’s Runabout. S/N: LAFD. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 85,642 miles. Done up with Los Angeles Fire Department motif, carried an authentic 1950s County of Los Angeles decal on the fuel tank. Doubtful it was ever in real service; body looks to be homemade with accessories added. Still, a fun car—had some film appearance in 1981 and 1982 when used in “The Mae West Story” and “East of Eden.” Big spotlight has red plastic for a lens, genuine hand-cranked growler siren that works. Not sure about the engine; the diamond in this rough will be hard to find. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $66,000. Most all of the racing vehicles exceeded their pre-sale estimate; this Stearns doubled the high estimate, which indicates the areas of early motorcar competition and vintage events are becoming ever more popular. This was well sold, but it might also be an exciting way to enter races for old-timers. Date sold: 10/29/2017 eBay auction ID: 202088695686 Seller’s eBay ID: rlbautogroup Sale type: Used car with 536 miles VIN: ZHWUR2ZF6HLA07520 Details: Bianco Monocerus over Nero Ade leather; 5.2-L V10 rated at 573 hp and 398 ft-lb, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $229,900, Buy It Now, sf 2,398 MSRP: $247,195 (as equipped) Other current offering: In Naples, FL, Naples Motorsports is asking $264,995 for a 2017 Rosso Mars Metallic over Nero Ade leather Huracan Spyder with 2,606 miles. ♦ 114 #443-1911 MAXWELL 14HP Model AB Runabout. S/N: AB14058. Black/black fabric/ saddle brown. RHD. Very little history known about this car, and the reference books have conflicting info. Was promoted by the Bothwell Ranch as a 1907 model; same issues confounded another noted collection, William F. Harrah. Horizontally-opposed 2-cylinder of unknown displacement, 3-speed sliding-gear transmission, unknown running condition. Has top and two brass headlights; bodywork was accomplished with a hammer and backyard skills. In the collection since 1943. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $24,200. The last AB I could find was sold several years ago for about the same amount as this car; that one was in excellent condition sans a top, and had a well-recorded heritage. I guess the near-three-quarter century of single ownership on this car is an SOLD AT $27,500. Mitchells were a popular and proven brand when new. Reportedly the second car to join the Bothwell Collection when it was purchased for $5. This chassis would benefit from a full restoration, and the final body placed on it would really set the tone for value. Exceeded pre-sale estimates; someone must love the brand—let’s hope it comes back strong one day. #442-1911 SEARS MODEL P motor car- riage. S/N: 3936. Black/black leather. MHD. A rather popular horseless carriage available through a catalog order; some assembly was required. Missing its original serial-number tag, titled by motor number. Horizontally opposed with a twin chain drive, high-wheeler for muddy roads. Has been a part of the Bothwell collection since 1930, probably has not run since the 1940s. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $9,900. This is one of the few vehicles in the collection to fall short of pre-sale projections, but the appeal of these early high-wheelers is limited, and that all-important brass tag might have affected the final price. For the condition Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Los Angeles, CA this buggy was in, I give it a well-bought rating. #432-1912 BUICK MODEL 43 racer. S/N: 1299. Eng. # 1299. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Most likely, this chassis was born with a touring car body, which was long ago replaced to become an open two-seater race car. Photos exist as far back as the mid-1950s of the vehicle being used in competition events organized by Bothwell and at Riverside Raceway with legendary driver Mauri Rose at the wheel. Car still riding on wood-spoke wheels, features a 1950s-era home-built body with fuel tank mounted behind the seats. Probably not run for last 20-plus years; mechanicals appears complete but in need of reawakening. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $60,500. Fell a bit short of its presale estimate, but knowing it is going to take more than just a kiss to wake this sleeping beauty up, this writer thinks the purchase was generous on the buyer’s side. The good thing is that parts hunting will be limited due to how complete this car was. #425-1913 FORD MODEL T C-Cab de- livery van. White/dark brown vinyl. Looks like it was put together from various parts; engine numbers not found. Offered on bill of sale, running condition in question. Stock drivetrain with 2-speed planetary gears. Dull brass radiator and headlights. Original wood steering wheel. More of a decorator item than a vehicle. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $90,200. This was simply a fun vehicle that brought more than triple the presale estimate. With no verifiable competition history, its use in vintage racing might be in question, However, it was a complete vehicle, it has some track time for exhibition and was in the movie “Seabiscuit,” of which a DVD was included in the sale. This was probably one of the biggest surprises of the Bothwell Collection. Well sold indeed. #409-1913 FIAT MODEL 56 50HP tourer. S/N: S1601. Burgundy & black/ tan canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 55,595 miles. Once stately, a member of the Bothwell Collection since shortly after WWII. Appears to have not been operable for at least 20 years. Complete with spare tires, upgraded Westinghouse Tower shock absorbers probably done when car was nearly new. Once-stately coachwork needs help. Unique center accelerator pedal, located between the clutch and brakes, might make driving this car a challenge. Cond: 4. February 2018 SOLD AT $10,450. Fair price and right inside the pre-sale estimate. Catalog says the car’s livery was likely from being used as a prop for a 1982 TV movie, “The Mae West Story.” Model T mechanicals are simple enough—it could be used in a number of business applications. New owner paid market for the condition and the completeness of this delivery panel. #438-1914 FORD MODEL T tourer. S/N: 614017. Maroon & black/black leatherette/ black vinyl. Standard-production item, one of the last Brass Era Ts. Repainted many decades ago, most likely for its role as a movie prop for some Disney productions. Would take very little effort to make this a running car. It has a solid body but shows minor dents and waves in the body and fenders. Complete car with the convenience of electric starter. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,350. For a Brass Era T with original coachwork, this was almost a bit of a bargain considering so much of the car was intact. It had been in the collection since 1946, when it was purchased from the original owner. A So-Cal car from new—solid 115


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Bonhams Los Angeles, CA can be refinished to suit any purpose. This actually sold right on the lower side of presale estimates, yet we consider this one well bought. and a very fair price—coming in well below the low estimate. #416-1915 FORD MODEL T open-sided van. S/N: 8572187. Eng. # 8572187. Green/ black vinyl. Factory truck chassis, body appears to be from the era, but paint scheme is from its appearance in “Titanic.” Lettering was applied in reverse and the film was then mirrored; Hollywood smoke and mirrors—literally. Another easy vehicle to make run. Brass radiator but later electric lights, engine was produced in October 1923. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,000. This was actually a fairly good buy. For a movie buff, an interesting prop. For a Model T buff, a usable truck that SOLD AT $41,800. Just topped pre-sale high estimate, which was pretty much in the market. Actually a rather rare survivor, and Nationals have dedicated fans. Unlike many cars of this era, the unique grille design helps identify the brand, and that recognition helps with the value and generating interest. Would say this was well sold and bought. #411-1915 STUDEBAKER SD4 hearse. S/N: 4039383. Black/black vinyl. Once beau- SOLD AT $15,400. Not running, looking forlorn, complete but in need of serious help— this seemed like a fair price. I’ve seen other carved-side hearses in recent months do much better, often over $50k. This unit could attain a much stronger price restored, but the profit margin would be slim if any, so it would have to be a labor of love. #440-1917 A.O. SMITH FLYER Race- about. Red/black vinyl. Not a child’s car, but a real on-the-road vehicle for the ultra-economy ride. Powered by single-cylinder Briggs & Stratton engine tied to a drive wheel. Given an economy cosmetic restoration probably in the 1950s or 1960s; does not appear to be an operable vehicle, but is complete and for those with lots of nerve, it could be driven. No odometer, windshield or pesky accessories. Cond: 3. #410-1915 NATIONAL SIX coupe. S/N: 10250. Red w/black fenders/red broadcloth. Odo: 50,524 miles. Acquired in 1972. Restored many years ago. Unusual coupe body with seating for four plus the driver, tall curved glass windows allow for excellent visibility for all inside. Apparently not run for decades; has been used in film work as a static prop as recently as 2002. Interior well preserved with gauges intact. Body is quite nice and the pull-up side windows appear to be operable. Engine is complete including the Bosch magneto. Cond: 4+. tiful carve-sided funeral coach, left to weather. It really needs some immediate preservationist work to save this over-100-year-old relic. Reportedly used in the Los Angeles area, it was acquired by the collection prior to 1950. Used in several films, appears to have multiple quickie repaints. Unknown mechanical condition; tires almost flat, so I can imagine it had not been on the road much in past 40 years. No coachbuilder tag located; speculation of Crane & Breed, who were leaders in the ’teens in the industry, and design traits appear to be the same as their known works. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $8,800. There were a number of marques that produced similar vehicles in the 1920s and they rarely, if ever, come to market. This vehicle hit the bottom of the pre-sale estimate, and I think it was probably a pretty fair buy. Doubt that it is street-legal, but with a little effort could be private-property fun. Purchase was fair for the vehicle being offered. 116 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Los Angeles, CA #428-1921 FORD MODEL T Scorpion racer. S/N: 4907449. Yellow/black vinyl. Campaigned as the “Scorpion”; a lot of interest in this car, with the engine fitted with Frontenac high-compression heads, hand-built exhaust headers, rare Stromberg carburetor and a dual-ratio Ruckstell rear axle. Mechanical brakes were installed only for the rear wheels. Presents nicely and ran out quite well during an exhibition run on the preview day I attended. Original chassis and suspension appear to be just as Henry Ford designed it. Cond: 3. #430-1926 CHANDLER SIX racer. Light yellow/Saddle Tan leather. This chassis probably left the factory 91 years ago with a touring-car body which has been lost to the ages. Believed to have been a part of the Bothwell Collection for over 60 years. Being fitted with a trio of Winfield carburetors made it a very desirable car, which probably helped guide it to a final price of twice the pre-sale estimates. Complete and best of all, this is a running car that was demonstrated during the preview. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,700. Several bidders known for their participation in vintage racing were seen raising paddles, but bidding came to a quick end at a value that was slightly more than the pre-sale estimate. However, it still seemed reasonable considering the equipment included. SOLD AT $60,500. Vintage made-up race cars usually don’t sell well, but it is rare for a Chandler to surface, and it may qualify for a number of vintage-racing venues. As stated above, the equipment on the car and the fact that this one runs make this a win-win; still just a little pricey, but buyers seemed overjoyed. #423-1948 FORD SUPER DELUXE V8 woodie wagon. S/N: 899A2051506. Pheasant Red/brown leatherette. Odo: 9,752 miles. 239ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Restored at least 20 years ago. Wood really needs refreshening, and minor pitting on some exterior chrome. Glass appears to be in good condition and sheet metal is smooth and well positioned. Under the hood it’s clean but not antiseptic. Looks to be in running order but was not fired up during the auction. Factory radio, heater and clock all in place. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $50,600. Despite it being a solid, complete and running vehicle, the market on these has seen significant drops compared with a decade ago. Times are a-changing, and this is an example of a once very stable vehicle cooling off rather rapidly. However, look for a new generation to discover these cars and for values to start rising due to easy mechanicals and stunning good looks when done right. © 118 Sports Car Market


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GAA Greensboro, NC GAA — November 2017 While more imports find their way to GAA, muscle cars continue to be the foundation Company GAA Date November 2, 2017 Location Greensboro, NC Auctioneers Eli Detweiler, Ben DeBruhl, Ricky Parks, Mike Anderson Automotive lots sold/offered 352/560 Sales rate 63% Sales total $10,246,365 High sale 2004 Cobra Shelby concept convertible, sold at $882,750 Buyer’s premium Part of the 16-car George Shinn Collection offered at this sale — 1966 Chevolet Chevelle SS 396 2-door hard top, sold at $51,895 Report and photos by Mark Moskowitz, Jeff Trepel, Larry Trepel Intro by Mark Moskowitz Market opinions in italics creation in 2012, its venue, the Palace, has grown in space to accommodate more than 460 vehicles. Skyboxes with a private restaurant and bar have been added. Audio and video systems are continuously updated. Opening night is always Thursday — a time when the lowest-valued bargains are auctioned. While previous evenings at GAA tend to have the least attendance compared to the Saturday and Sunday daytime auctions, this November saw a festive Thursday crowd that nearly filled every seat. Bringing Ford GTs, British roadsters and European G offerings, GAA is successfully widening its scope from domestic muscle. One of the more unique imports was Alois Ruf’s personal 1981 Porsche 911 Turbo. Under his auspices, it had been transformed into a convertible with a 5-speed transmission — options not available until much later. Bidders offered $225,000, but that was not enough for the Ruf. Triumphs, MGs, and a single $33k Lotus found new homes. These less-expensive sports cars were present in smaller numbers than in previous auctions. In their place were several Vipers, a 1991 Lamborghini Diablo that was unsold at $140k, a pristine Audi R8 sold for 120 AA Classic Cars continues to up its game. Since the company’s Greensboro, NC $96k and a BMW Z8 that went home unsold at $175k. Corvettes were plentiful at GAA, where they offer owners the opportunity to have their cars vetted before the auction by ’Vette expert Roy Sinor. Among the 27 Corvettes were a 1967 Rally Red L89 roadster with factory aluminum heads, which failed to sell at $205,000, and one of 13 1962 Shriner Edition Corvettes that sold for $83,460. The auction’s headliner, a pre-production one-off 2004 Cobra concept car built by the Ford Advanced Product Creation team, sold for $882,750. Proceeds benefited the foundation preserving Fair Lane, the Henry Ford home. Great-grandson Edsel Ford II called and congratulated the buyer minutes after the sale. While offerings were diverse, a couple trends can be noted. Muscle cars are a staple at GAA, and most Chevelles, Camaros, Pontiacs, Mustangs and Mopars — and their resto-mod equivalents — can be expected to sell if fairly priced. However, “fairly priced” is often seen quite differently from a buyer’s and seller’s perspective. Many of those with unsold cars turned down seemingly market-correct prices as they expected their sales to match previous record highs. In years past, a $7m auction total for a speci- fied 550 cars was the norm at GAA. Each of this year’s three auctions netted more than $10m, and the March total was over $13.6m. Considering that, I wouldn’t be surprised to see GAA’s three annual classic-car auctions grow to four in the next few years. ♦ Sales Totals $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2017 2016 7%; minimum of $700, included in sold prices


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GAA Greensboro, NC ENGLISH #FR0163-1964 TRIUMPH TR4 convert- ible. S/N: 27787CT. Green/tan vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 81,850 miles. Attractive green paint applied well without run or drip. No chips seen—a few polishing marks noted. Body panels are straight. Chrome is excellent. Wheels are unblemished. Seats attractive but some loss of surface covering. Left-side carpet is worn. Wood on dash is excellent and door panels are excellent. Upgraded sound system with CD player in glovebox and fabric-covered giant speakers on rear seat. Accessory driving lights. Engine compartment is clean, although there is extensive paint loss on the master cylinder and oxidation on multiple surfaces. Oversized tires. Cond: 2-. sters, and it lives in the shadow of the Tiger. Values have remained low, so many are poorly restored. This is a very attractive, well-restored Alpine, above the usual standard. The consignor was rewarded with a sum twice that of the SCM Pocket Price Guide median (which seems low to me) and above other price-guide values and recent sales I found. #FR0219-2007 LOTUS ELISE convert- ible. S/N: SCCPC111X7HL32685. Chrome Orange/black fabric. Odo: 17,861 miles. Smooth Chrome Orange paint seemingly original, with chips on front fascia and front trunk. Panels straight and gaps are good. Interior appears very well cared for. No significant wear of seat or door fabric. Engine compartment clean and neat. Right rear wheel rim scuffed. Cond: 2-. website pictures submitted by the seller were few and not enticing. Though spartan, this “Speedster” could provide great fun for the money spent. The price seemed fair. The seller said he was happy with the sale, and the buyer should be pleased. #TH0068-1973 PORSCHE 914 custom convertible. S/N: 4722918143. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 44,357 miles. Seller present at auction. Metal body was handcrafted and mounted on a 914 frame by a Winston-Salem, NC, specialist. Beautiful red paint. Poor fit of driver’s door, and passenger’s door would not open. Dashboard looked good, and its components said to have come from a BMW. Wrinkled but not worn fabric and carpet-lined interior. Vinyl buckets excellent. Clean and neat rear-mounted V8 with chrome air cleaner and valve covers. Eighteen-inch Porsche wheels with low-profile tires. 911 suspension pieces and 5-speed manual transmission. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,355. A very nice driver with more than $48,000 invested in its restoration. Though this was the final year of the TR4, the sums spent would have been better invested in a visually similar TR4A, ideally with an independent rear suspension. Either way, the money spent was not likely to be recouped. Reasonable for the seller, but a nod to the buyer here. #FR0110-1967 SUNBEAM ALPINE Se- ries V coupe. S/N: B395018103. Red/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 61,152 miles. Smooth paint, very good chrome, excellent glass and gaskets. High-quality cloth top a little loosely fitted in the back corners. Charming interior a cut or two above your usual MGB, with lovely wood dash, clear instruments and a Moto-Litatype steering wheel of smaller diameter than the huge wheel in Alpines and Tigers. JVC stereo looks out of place but likely actually works. Clean used-car engine compartment not up to standard of rest of car. VIN still reads “Sunbeam Talbot Ltd.” even though Sunbeam had been absorbed by Rootes in the 1930s. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,170. This Elise came new with Sport Pack and Lifestyle paint; it listed for approximately $48,000. Most of these sell around the $30,000 mark, and it’s a tribute to a brand not noted for build quality to have a typical resale price of more than 60% of the purchase price a decade later. This example was in very good condition with low mileage and sold at an average price. The buyer should be pleased. GERMAN #TH0043-1973 PORSCHE 356 replica Speedster. S/N: 113264164. Red/black cloth/ tan vinyl. Odo: 3,626 miles. Wide-body early Porsche Speedster replica with excellent red paint. Fabric top and side curtains appeared to be in good condition. Sparse chrome excellent with exception of pitted windshield uprights. Seats in good condition. Clean VW engine with twin Webers. Seventeen-inch wheels with curb rash on left rear. Four-wheel disc brakes. No bumpers. Doors unlatch with remote. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,585. The night before the auction, this car had more than 2,700 online views; 300–400 is typical for most popular cars. Though not particularly handsome from any angle, this car was unique and had a large amount of time and money invested in it. If the frame supported the V8 and the suspension worked correctly, the buyer got a heck of car for a very low price. The gamble seemed worth it. #ST0066-1981 PORSCHE 911 Ruf Turbo cabriolet. S/N: TP1221003H. Black/ black fabric/red leather. Odo: 45,594 miles. Alois Ruf’s personal car, previously on the cover of Autoweek and featured in multiple other magazines. Said to be unrestored. Glossy black paint with multiple polishing marks and several chips and scratches but no obvious dents. Panels are straight and fit is good. The red interior leather shows significant wear on driver’s left side bolster and mild creasing elsewhere but is otherwise extremely well preserved. Engine compartment is dirty. Some loss of finish on right front wheel. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,935. To me, the Alpine is underrated compared to MG and Triumph road- 122 SOLD AT $17,388. This Speedster did not have the detail or adornments of the typical Beck or Intermeccanica stock-bodied replica, which can sell in the $20k–$30k range. The seller could not identify the body supplier. The NOT SOLD AT $225,000. Ruf Automobile Sports Car Market


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GAA Greensboro, NC confirmed in a notebook that this car was adapted to Ruf specifications in 1984. The seller passed on a bid of $180,000 at the 2014 Mecum Monterey auction (SCM# 6719431). Prices for 911 Turbo (930) cabriolets have skyrocketed and then fallen off a bit from their peak since then. The amount bid seemed appropriate for a top-condition example, which this was not. The Ruf pedigree makes this more than a hot-rod Porsche and could bring this car to a value above what was bid, but I would need more than an auction-hall inspection before I would make that leap. #TH0007-1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL convertible. S/N: WDBBA45C8FA030400. White/black canvas/Buckskin leather. Odo: 127,330 miles. Car was accompanied by receipts documenting over $3,000 spent on service. Appears to have been repainted in the past, but surface is already tired. Numerous polishing marks and several chips with repairs. Chrome is tired. Panel fit is good. Subtle dent noted in the trunk panel. Significant driver’s seat wear, especially on left bolster. Extensive crazing or cracking of wood veneer on console. Black fabric top is worn and ripped in several places. Engine compartment dirty, with some areas of oxidation. Cond: 4+. Special Wishes program, and carried a host of interior upgrades including its green leather upholstery, extra gauges and an under-dash glovebox. Said to have undergone a recent mechanical overhaul. These models have retreated from recent highs, and the bid accepted was in the high range for an average, similarly conditioned 930 Turbo cabriolet. This one was special. A fair transaction for buyer and seller. #ST0102-2001 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N: WBAEJ13431H61169. Red/black cloth/ Crema leather. Odo: 20,000 miles. Here we have a 6-speed Z8 which actually has been used and driven rather than enshrined. Nothing really wrong with it, but not quite as obsessively cherished as other examples. I was under the impression that all Z8s came with a hard top, but it was not on display with this car. Maybe it was in the trailer. The soft-top rear window is slightly cloudy, but otherwise the car just needs a really good detail job. Cond: 2+. why. I would love to know the story, but regardless, it was in remarkable condition. Question now is, what does the new owner do with it? Use it sparingly but enjoy it, or put it away as a time-capsule investment? At a cost of under $40k, there’s no wrong decision. That is under half of the original sticker price in 2003. This must be a record for an R230 SL at a collector auction, but I’d call it well bought. #TH0031-2005 MERCEDES-BENZ SL500 convertible. S/N: WDBSK75F75F089013. Silver/dark gray leather. Odo: 67,238 miles. Excellent overall, with a few normal signs of age and 67k miles on the odometer. Body and paint appear original, no dings or dents, a few minor chips on front bumper. Headlight covers decent, very minor fogging. Loose grille is only noticeable problem. Interior clean, driver’s seat bolster has some typical light wear. Michelin tires have plenty of tread. Engine compartment very clean. A nice example overall, with average mileage for this year. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $9,450. The ultimate iteration but not the ultimate expression of the 380SL. Well past the timing-chain problems that occurred earlier in the model run. An $8k–$10k purchase price is typical for a good 20-footer, and this car had had recent extensive work replacing the head gaskets, alternator, suspension pieces and tires. An astute or lucky buyer picked this up at Mecum Dallas last September for $4,250 (SCM# 6850112). One can still make money at the lower end of the market. #ST0075-1989 PORSCHE 930 Turbo cabriolet. S/N: WP0ZZZ93ZKS020106. Black/black fabric/green leather. Odo: 23,557 miles. Bespoke Porsche with custom rearfender air intakes and unique special-order interior. Glossy black paint with some loss of color from suspected over-polishing. There are several scratches and touch-ups throughout, but no obvious dings or dents. Panels are straight, but front trunk fit a bit off. Attractive green leather interior with obvious signs of use. Some loss of leather finish on left side bolster. Gauges are clear. Blaupunkt radio and cassette player. Engine compartment clean and neat. Curb rash on right rear wheel. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $149,800. 1989 was the final year for the Porsche 930 Turbo and the only year the model sported a 5-speed. This 930 had been ordered through the Sonderwunsch, or 124 NOT SOLD AT $175,000. Rare and refreshing to see a Z8 that is not silver. Production figures show that 1,895 Z8s were silver with black interiors, while a whopping 62 cars were red with Crema interiors like this one. The colors and the manual transmission made this car seem more desirable to me, but it was slightly less sharp than some examples. High bid was about $34,000 off of the SCM priceguide median; higher bids probably can be garnered after a deep detailing. Or maybe buyers only want silver. #FR0096-2003 MERCEDES-BENZ SL500 convertible. S/N: WDBSK75F33F056975. Black/gray leather. Odo: 227 miles. Claimed to have just 227 miles. Odometer verifies, as does the rest of the car. Paint, body panels, wheels, brake calipers and rotors all in showroom condition. Headlight lenses have zero cloudiness, appear new. Interior also looks, well, new. Newness abounds everywhere. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $39,590. There are many SL500s of this generation out there with low mileage, but this example is at the pinnacle, a virtually new car. I could not find out SOLD AT $17,120. There were a number of these R230 SLs at GAA, as they become too old for Mercedes dealers to resell, so they go into the wholesale market and then jump to classic auctions. This one showed decent care. At a purchase price of about $17k, one could consider this an impressive car for the money, and to my eye styling looks cleaner than the current R231 model. Any repairs or maintenance can be very expensive, so buyers are facing the unknown, and some of these will go from great buy to bankruptcy nightmare. At almost $100k when new, I consider these SLs very drivable bargains. #ST0059-2007 PORSCHE 911 GT3 coupe. S/N: WP0AC299X75792973. Metallic black/black leather & alcantara. Odo: 25,829 miles. Pre-purchase inspection performed by Hendrick Porsche Charlotte in September. Results consistent with observation that everything appears to be in order. Minor stone chips and damage to the front bumper and chin spoiler. Apparently used as a track car at some point, with a robust roll bar and racing-compound brake pads installed. Oddly, both radio knobs are very sticky—I thought that was a 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) #6858. 2000 Acura Integra Type R. S/N JH4DC2311YS001617. 58,000 miles. “1.8-Liter VTEC inline-four, 5-speed manual transmission, limited-slip differential, long-term original ownership, Flamenco Black Pearl, stock wheels included, clean CARFAX report, ITR # 00-0293” Cond: 1.5. GAA Greensboro, NC Ferrari thing. Interior otherwise first-rate. The car I would most like to have driven home from the auction. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,000. In the June 2017 SCM, I wrote about a 2000 Type R with 57k miles in the same color that sold for $26k. This one is just slightly better, as it has the original air box and intake tube, but it went for almost double that amount. Better grab one while you can at a lower price and ride the wave up. This is the most expensive one I have seen. Well sold. Bring-A-Trailer, 11/14/2017. #172910322961. 1972 Toyota Celica. S/N RA21-048261. 123,545 miles. “Cosmetic restoration, repainted in original ‘Green Altair Green’ correct to this car. New seals, engine has been rebuilt, new brake and clutch lines, new clutch-slave cylinder, steel wheels and original hub caps are included.” Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. The 997.1 GT3 was introduced in 2006, with 917 U.S. units sold before the 997.2 replaced it in 2009. Initial base price of $106,000. Electronically adjustable suspension and optional Sport Chrono package. I found many 2007 GT3s with comparable mileage for sale at Porsche dealers and elsewhere, with asking prices mostly between $95,000 and $100,000. The high bid here was a little light compared to dealer retail prices for well-maintained examples, but close for an auction. #ST0149-2012 AUDI R8 Spyder. S/N: WUAUUAFG7CN000622. White/black fabric/tan leather. Odo: 11,174 miles. White paint is excellent, with a few chips on front fascia. All panel fit is excellent. Side-bolster leather is slightly darkened and driver’s seat shows evidence of mild use. Some scuffs on left door jamb. Carpets and dashboard are excellent. Top shows some creases from folding. Engine compartment is clean. Cond: 2+. ascendancy. Manual transmission, though more common in these Ferraris than later ones, and low mileage also tend to add value. This car was said to have up-to-date servicing, but a representative could not be sure when. This is early in the 360 production, and without evidence of all service being current and recall issues like those with the software and cam variator having been addressed, the buyer takes a significant chance. The bid seemed fair. JAPANESE #FR0051-1965 NISSAN PATROL utility. S/N: L6020398. Eng. # 638029. Tan/tan & brown vinyl. Odo: 64,818 miles. Iconoclast’s alternative to the far better-known Toyota FJ40 or Land Rover 88. Very solid, possibly an older restoration. Excellent glass, goodenough paint, limited chrome starting to pit. Inside, you are greeted by a bewildering forest of levers on the floor; “full-time AWD” this is not. Everything inside is in good order, and the banjo steering wheel is a work of art. Oldlooking but intact engine compartment. Deestone tires (from Thailand, apparently) in good shape. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,00. Looks to be a very true restoration for a Celica of this generation. I’m surprised I haven’t seen much buzz around these cars and Datsuns of the same era. This is a more-desirable earlier Celica with the smaller bumpers before the federally mandated crash bumpers ruined the lines of late-’70s cars. Well bought. eBay, 10/13/2017. #6307. 1989 Toyota MR2 Supercharged Super Edition II. S/N AW11-0152598. 89k kilometers (55k miles). “Supercharged 1.6-L inline-four, 5-sp. manual, limited-slip differential, factory Recaro eats, Enkei wheels, 5Zigen Exhaust.” Cond: 3. SOLD AT $96,300. One of the more docile 2012 supercars. Though less popular than the coupe, few believe the V8 edition of this car to be a collectible, and while owners love them, I doubt the manual shift confers the auction premium of similar-era Italian fare. This car was in excellent condition and had low mileage but was out of warranty. Price was close to similar offerings on the used-car market. Fairly bought and sold. ITALIAN #ST0079-1999 FERRARI 360 Modena SOLD AT $12,100. This is one of the more collectible MR2s sold in Japan. Only 270 of these Super Editions were made. They included Recaro seats, mirrored T-tops, limited-slip transaxle, and badging. There are other special editions of this generation of MR2, with different colors and features. After 1986, they were equipped with superchargers and T-top roofs. Well sold. Bring A-Trailer, 11/28/2017. ♦ 126 coupe. S/N: ZFFYR51A8X0119312. Black/ black leather. Odo: 12,200 miles. Nice black paint with rare scratches and a few chips up front. Panels straight. Seats show minimal wear and carpets are near perfect. Switch and vent surrounds gummy and sticky. Wheels perfect. Challenge grille. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $87,500. The 360 is Ferrari’s first high-production modern supercar and has passed its 10-year dip and may be in its SOLD AT $21,400. The Nissan Patrol was sold in the U.S. from 1962 to 1969 and was the only vehicle at U.S. Datsun dealerships during that period to be badged and sold as a Nissan. The succeeding generations of Patrols were not available in the U.S. until the present generation, which has morphed into those conquerors of the country club, the Nissan Armada and Infiniti QX80. Comparable G60 sales are limited, but the price here seems consistent with values for this condition. Where are you going to find another one? #TH0036-1989 TOYOTA 4RUNNER SUV. S/N: JT3VN66W5K0039034. White/red cloth. Odo: 147,564 miles. Clean example of an up-and-coming 4WD. Good spec with V6, 5-speed, indepen- BEST BUY Sports Car Market


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GAA Greensboro, NC dent suspension and tow package. Everything you need to be comfy off-road including a/c, power windows, mirrors and sunroof. No apparent rust, paint good; from some angles looks like accessory stripes have been removed. Sharp chrome bumpers may be new. Attractive red interior appears to be remarkably original and well preserved except for a wear spot where driver put elbow on windowsill. Engine compartment used but well maintained. To me the only real negative is three-inch lift, which may increase off-road prowess but makes it difficult to exit car without just falling out onto ground. Cond: 3+. treated to a decent restoration, largely devoid of overdone, inaccurate pieces. Some flaws apparent, but if it’s mechanically sound, buyer now has a drivable manual-gearbox 1800S worthy of many concours and all Cars & Coffee. AMERICAN SOLD AT $9,100. Last year for the original N60 4Runner which, like the Ford Bronco or Chevy K5 Blazer, was a modified pickup with rear seats and a fiberglass roof cap. More modern and comfortable, if less iconic, than an FJ40 Land Cruiser. This example clearly had careful owners who were diligent about maintenance and appearance. Offered at no reserve and sold at a respectable price. Buyer has a capable, reliable and distinctive vehicle at the price of a very ordinary used car. SWEDISH #FR0158-1968 VOLVO 1800S coupe. S/N: 183451026402. Green/black leather. Odo: 8,926 miles. Recently restored, body and unusual green paint nicely done, but door fit noticeably off. All glass appears replaced, as well as lenses. Bumpers and some trim rechromed, other pieces showing some age. Interior restoration also nicely done, with fresh-looking gauges and dash, correct-looking seats with the start of some inviting patina. Headliner and carpets redone, some loose carpet fit around shifter. CD player under dash. Steering wheel has vinyl cover on it. Engine compartment restored to decent standard, with some flaws and inaccurate pieces. Electronic ignition installed. BFG tires on clean wheels with proper hubcaps. Cond: 2-. #ST0146-1947 CADILLAC SERIES 62 convertible. S/N: 8459235. Belden Blue/tan fabric/blue leather. Odo: 68,493 miles. 346-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Stately vehicle attended by present owner, who recounts purchasing it 10 years ago at a Barrett-Jackson auction and driving it sparingly since. He restored the side chrome and rebuilt the engine and transmission. Paint shows significant age, with crazing on trunk and numerous scratches and chips. Chrome trim on taillights and on fender sides seems to have been refinished recently. Other trim, including large pieces on door tops and around vent window, shows mild age but is remarkably free of damage. Door and hood fit excellent. Trunk lid out of adjustment. Leather seats show mild patina. Engine compartment neat and mostly original. Some paint loss on heads and chassis rails. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Not a concours car, but a quality example of an eye-catching touring car that is easy to service, requires little to be presentable and allows access to the CCCA. The auction featured a multitude of pre–1950 cars, but the majority were hot rods or resto-mods. The right buyer wasn’t present and the seller was wise to hold out for more. SOLD AT $21,935. This Volvo 1800S was February 2018 #ST0080-1953 OLDSMOBILE 98 Fiesta convertible. S/N: 539M37898. White & turquoise/ white cloth/white & turquoise vinyl. Odo: 72,171 miles. 303-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Appears to be a slightly older restoration, with beautiful paintwork showing a few signs of aging. Some bubbling and corrosion on passenger’s door bottom, a few other spots where chips have been given the touch-up bottle treatment. Interior impressive, with leather driver’s seat showing a few inviting creases, some imperfections in dash and panels. Neat interior in white-and-blue color scheme, loaded with period complex pieces. Engine compartment condition matches rest of car, as does clean and neat undercarriage. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $125,000. If the above description seems oddly familiar, that’s because you read the same paragraph in the January issue, where I reviewed this impressive Oldsmobile at RM Sotheby’s October Hershey sale. It sold there for $132k including 127


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GAA Greensboro, NC commission (SCM# 6850340). Just 27 days and one mile since I had last seen the Fiesta, so there wasn’t anything new to describe. Consignor’s hopeful meteoric rise in value did not happen, so he’ll have to give it some time. #FR0229-1957 CHEVROLET NOMAD wagon. S/N: VC570135474. Black/tan leather. Odo: 7,944 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Body-off modified restoration done 7k-plus miles ago. Equipped with modern 350-ci engine, Edelbrock carb, 700R automatic, aluminum radiator, a/c, power disc brakes and steering. American Racing wheels with 235/45-18 tires. Beautifully done paint- and bodywork. Just a few minor paint flaws popping up and driver’s door fit a touch off. Partially modernized interior in fine shape with seat showing some appropriate wear on driver’s side. Dashboard style left intact, and modern upgrades not looking overdone (e.g., no infestation of cup holders). Cond: 2+. added in 1957 but weren’t enough to boost sales. Help was on the horizon with the Brooks Stevens-designed 1962 Gran Turismo Hawk. The “in between” Hawks of 1959–61 are distinctively different from other American coupes of the era, with an especially attractive, restrained interior. Price here was healthy and market-consistent for condition. #TH0010-1962 FORD GALAXIE 500 2-dr hard top. S/N: 2N63X152254. Black & white/red & white vinyl. Odo: 23,841 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Said to have new motor, clutch, pressure plate, shocks and exhaust. Paint appears old. Full-thickness paint loss in several spots on hood. Signs of repair on left rear fender. Stainless around headlights is extensively worn. Stainless on sides of car has a few scratches but is not dented. All chrome trim extensively pitted or crazed. Seat covers look excellent. Peeling dashboard chrome. Steering wheel worn and cracked. Extensive oil on left side of engine compartment; I do not see an engine leak, however. Appears to run strong. Aftermarket valve covers and wiring. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $25,145. Authentic-looking Fury, and while these are not styling award-winners, I find them unique and appealing. Brown may not be the most appealing color, but this was a nicely done restoration. Bidding ended unsold at $23k, then sold post-sale for just an additional $500 plus commission. Seller probably wise to let it go, as it was likely in range of its high value. Well bought, it will make a great car to enjoy for a fairly modest sum. #FR0084.5-1966 SHELBY GT350 fast- SOLD AT $55,640. This was a well-executed resto-rod—not too extreme inside or out, so owner will still be aware they are driving a ’57 Chevy. The work was clearly done to a high standard, with rich paint and fine detailing everywhere. Has had some mileage put on it, but considering the cost of the labor and components involved, I’d call it fairly bought and sold. #FR0045-1960 STUDEBAKER HAWK 2-dr sedan. S/N: 60V49580. Cream/tan vinyl. Odo: 4,102 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Nice, straight body with thick paint showing mild orange peel. Good older chrome now starting to pit and tarnish in places. Handsome engine-turned dash in good order. Very nice upholstery and carpet. Negatives are no seat belts, awful steering-wheel cover and interior chrome starting to pit. Acceptably clean underhood but could be improved. “TT” emblem on tail denotes Twin Traction limited-slip differential. Overall, a nice presentation that easily could be upgraded. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,935. By 1960 the Loewy coupes were seven years old and looking dated. Fins were 128 SOLD AT $10,200. Notchback Fords were produced in 1962 and early 1963. They are not favorites. The curvaceous roof of the earlier Starliners and the fastbacks offered midyear in 1963 are far more popular. This car had good points that included a solid body, very good upholstery and a new 390; I needed the latter and was prepared to bid to obtain the engine at a reasonable or bargain price. Bidding quickly passed the cost of a new powerplant. All in all, fairly bought and sold. #FR0182-1964 PLYMOUTH FURY 2-dr hard top. S/N: 3341212832. Chestnut & “ This historic Shelby was offered by J.D. Roehrig’s family, his name still painted on the roof. With this kind of history and condition, I would expect it to bring quite a bit more than the high bid of $200k. 1966 Shelby GT350 fastback back. S/N: SFM6S068. White & blue/black vinyl. Odo: 2,863 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. 1966 crossover model, very similar to 1965. Raced in SCCA events since 1969, at Daytona, Sebring, Road Atlanta and other tracks. Appears nicely restored to level needed for race use. Body and paint clean, with a few minor race scars. Interior redone, with seats, instruments, all interior components set up as required. Roll bar installed. Plastic rear and side windows in good shape. Engine compartment fully race-prepped, clean and impressive. Includes additional set of American Racing wheels and tires. Cond: 2-. white/tan cloth & vinyl. Odo: 76,092 miles. 361-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Well-done, slightly aging restoration. No major flaws in paint, decent panel fit, driver’s door a bit off. All glass replaced. Front disc brakes, Hurst shifter. Interior features accurately styled cloth seats protected by period plastic covers. Dash chrome, gauges, headliner, carpets all still crisp. A few small cracks in steering wheel. Undercarriage very neat, no overdone undercoating. Shows some mild road use. Restoration shows careful and detailed work overall. Cond: 2+. ” Sports Car Market


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GAA Greensboro, NC NOT SOLD AT $200,000. Exciting, fully race-prepped GT350 owned by J.D. Roehrig and raced by him since 1969. Roehrig passed away in 2016, so this historic Shelby was offered by his family, his name still painted on the roof. With this kind of history and condition, I would expect it to bring quite a bit more than the high bid of $200k. Perhaps only a narrow market for race-prepped Shelbys. Could it be driven on the street as well with just a few modifications? I regarded it as highly desirable, whether for track or road use, and think the family was wise to hold onto it. #FR0195-1966 FORD BRONCO half- cab pickup. S/N: U14FL820026. Rangoon Red & white/Ginger vinyl. Odo: 64,147 miles. 170-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Complete body-off restoration with little use since. Paint probably a bit better than original. Bed has textured antiscuff paint. Underbody supports virtually no use since restoration. Simple, stark interior looks new. Engine compartment restored with a few minor components that show some age. Cond: 1-. neat and proper, though power-steering unit is brightest teal I have seen. Wheels are excellent. Shelby is equipped with power steering, power disc brakes, Tilt Away Steering Column and GT Equipment Group. Cond: 2+. relatively high price for a ’66 Chevelle SS, but given the original specs and quality of the restoration, I call it very well bought. #FR0032-1967 PONTIAC TEMPEST Sprint 2-dr sedan. S/N: 233077Z602574. Plum Mist/black vinyl. Odo: 29,718 miles. 230-ci I6, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Rarely seen OHC six Sprint, with claimed 2017 frame-off restoration. Looks good from 10 feet, but unusual Plum Mist paint too thick, with orange peel and weird blotches on some surfaces that may buff out. Large parking nick in nose. Bumper and headlight-surround chrome very good but chrome around windows stands out as worn. New bucket-seat interior is attractive, but some hardware still looks old. Aftermarket gauges neatly installed. Factory-optional tach on hood and vacuum gauge on console. Clean and mostly authentic engine compartment. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $225,000. Reasonably welldone example of a rare car built by Ford at its Metuchen, NJ, plant. Accompanied by Marti Report. Some extra value conferred by special-order WT066 paint. Seven miles and 11 years ago sold for $302,400 at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale (SCM# 1565082). Money offered was consistent with multiple recent sales, and refused. #FR0050-1968 OLDSMOBILE TORO- SOLD AT $34,240. These early Broncos were very basic machines, with little trim, chrome, accessories or switches. There are golf carts that are more complex. This makes them appealing and relatively inexpensive and easy to restore. This Bronco was previously in the Bruce Church Collection, so bidders were confident that restoration standards were high. Sold at a price in accordance with the market value these have reached the past few years. #ST0083-1966 CHEVROLET CHEV- ELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N: 138176K133952. Tuxedo Black/red vinyl. Odo: 65,476 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Panel fit and paint superb. Deep, rich black with no swirl marks. Door fit excellent, likely better than new. Interior matches exterior, with nearflawless seats, dash, carpets and door panels. A few small cracks in wood steering wheel. Undercarriage as good as it gets, with chassis and various bits appearing as-new. Engine compartment meets condition standards of the rest of the car. Concours-winning appearance all around. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $51,895. Part of the George Shinn Collection, offered with 15 other cars. This was my favorite of the group, an immaculately restored example from one of the prime years in Chevelle history. It looked appropriately sinister in black paint with black steel wheels and Redline tires. Sold at a 130 SOLD AT $17,655. Windshield card states car is a “Tempest LeMans Sprint” but it is just a Tempest, not a LeMans, also evident from the PHS reproduction price sticker that correctly describes it as a “Tempest Sports Coupe.” Originally a very low-option car, and several options were added at restoration, including Redline tires, wood-rimmed wheel, bucket seats/console and hood-mounted tach. No harm in jazzing it up a little. An intriguing car with an uneven restoration, but appealing if the buyer can spruce up the blotchy paint. Based on limited comparables, the price seems strong, but certainly hard to find another. #FR0084.9-1968 SHELBY GT500 KR convertible. S/N: 8T03R20611503024. Meadowlark Bright Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 20,699 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Said to be the product of a rotisserie restoration with all-original body panels and interior. Stunning yellow paint evenly applied without obvious inclusion or run. One-inch scratch on hood. Chrome is excellent. Panels are straight, but driver’s door fit is off. Trunk is bowed. Interior vinyl surfaces are excellent. Wood veneer on console is gouged and faux-wood sticker on door panel is peeling. Left outside mirror is loose. Engine compartment is clean, NADO 2-dr hard top. S/N: 394878M618586. Red/white vinyl. Odo: 69,962 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Appears recently partially restored, glitzy red paint mostly well finished but some flaws point to a lack of execution in the hard spots. No dents or dings, but hood fit badly off on driver’s side. Bumpers and most trim rechromed. Wheels rechromed with repainted massive finned brake drums peering out. Interior has very nicely restored seats in white; dash and panels all look very presentable and inviting, except for flaws in steering wheel. Windshield replaced at some time. Undercarriage fairly fresh-looking. Engine bay has many fresh parts in a somewhat faded background. Engine claimed to have hardened valve seats for use of unleaded gas. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,260. Imperfect and perhaps rushed cosmetic restoration, but perfect Toronados are very difficult to find, and I rated this as one of the better examples I’ve seen. I believe Toronados are somewhat undervalued, so if the cosmetic restoration is not hiding many mechanical gremlins, I’d call it well bought. Red is perhaps the wrong color for a Toronado, but new owner has acquired an innovative and beautiful car for under $20k. TOP 10 No. 4 #FR0085-2004 SHELBY COBRA concept roadster. S/N: 0. Silver/blue leather. 6.4-L fuel-injected V10. Built as a one-off concept car by Ford Advanced Product Creation team. Driven by Carroll Shelby and apparently carried his blessing. Sports Car Market


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GAA Greensboro, NC Brilliant two-tone silver metallic paint with small paint bubbles on left front and right rear fender. Scratch on carbon-fiber front spoiler. Body panels are straight and fit is excellent. Scratch on right rear rim. Some scratches, wear and wrinkling of driver’s seat and console. Transmission has been removed at request of Ford Motor company. No side windows or top. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $882,750. Sold on a bill of sale, as one would expect a concept car to be. It’s my personal take that the most valuable concept cars herald future models or are excitingly and outlandishly futuristic. This car bumbled between these poles. Proceeds from this car would benefit the Fair Lane Estate, home of Henry Ford, and while I suspect and often find that charitable causes boost the sales price of auction cars, I believe the car was appropriately if not well bought. The buyer also received a surprise at the auction, a congratulatory call from Edsel Ford II. © February 2018 131


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Leake Dallas, TX Leake — Dallas Fall 2017 Leake stays the course at their Dallas auction, with steady numbers and auction favorites Company Leake Auctions Date November 17, 2017 Location Dallas, TX Auctioneers Jim Richie, Brian Marshall, Dillon Hall, Clint Cunningham Automotive lots sold/offered 284/448 Sales rate 63% Sales total $6,597,910 High sale 2005 Ford GT coupe, sold at $280,500 One owner, 35k miles and a top that goes down — 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante, sold at $34,100 Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics F ord GT sales are becoming someth broken record in the market. It goe this: An auction house consigns a low example, and it sells for slightly less than the last one they sold, but it’s still the top sale of the auction. With one exception, this was the scenario at Leak Auctions for 2017, and their annual Dal November auction wasn’t different. Starting the year off in Oklahoma City i a Centennial White and blue-striped 2006 Ford GT at s declared sold at $341,000. At Leake’s last auction, at Tulsa in June, it returned (due to an issue with the high bidder), selling at no reserve for $305,250. Here in Dallas, a 2005 Ford GT in Centennial White with blue stripes was our top sale at $280,500. The exception was the spring Dallas auction, where a LaFerrari rocked the house with a $3.74m sale (with nobody noticing the lack of a Ford GT on that Dallas, TX docket). Skimming off that hybrid Ferrari in April, the numbers from both of ake’s Dallas auctions in 2017 are darn close — almost mirror images, hat was slightly up in the spring was slightly down in the fall, and vice versa. Leake sold just six more cars in April, with a 3% higher sales rate. As such, one can easily say that Leake stayed the course for their fall auction. One major change did occur this time at the Dallas Market Hall: The two-lane format was abandoned for a traditional single lane. Midday on Saturday, company principal Richard Dallas Leake top seller — 2005 Ford GT coupe, sold at $280,500 132 Sevenoaks conducted an informal survey from the block between lots. While “Oaks” had professed a preference for two lanes, by far and away the buyers and sellers expressed that they preferred the single lane. Granted, the auction did run a bit longer each day, but they tended to have things buttoned up by just after 6 p.m. — and never going as late as 7 p.m. As such, we can likely expect Leake to continue with this format at the Bennett Center at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City on February 23–24 — with or without a Ford GT on the docket. ♦ Sales Totals $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices NO SALE


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Leake Dallas, TX ENGLISH #425-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE Mk I Bugeye roadster. S/N: 24459. Red/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 10,111 miles. High-quality restoration completed in recent years. Superb paint quality, technologically impossible when the car was new. The color seems to be a bit dark compared to stock examples, just barely. Two paint chips on the door-panel edges. Door fit and shut lines are about as good as you can make one of these and still be a functional car. Somewhat dull windshield frame, with minimal scratching. Good bumper chrome, original and lightly pitted interior chrome. Correct Lucas sealed beam headlights. Well detailed under the bonnet, aside from part of the ventilation hose being collapsed and the original plastic reservoir bottles being yellowed. Tidy total-interior redo, with all-new vinyl to include the dashboard. Some of the carpet fitm isn’t the greatest—not like it was well fitted when the car was new, either. New top stowed behind the seats. Squeaky-clean undercarriage, with lighter body-paint application yet good coverage in black on the suspension bits. Cond: 2. #436-2007 ASTON MARTIN V8 Van- SOLD AT $35,200. It’s been awhile since I’d seen a rough-around-the-edges daily-drivergrade E-type, as they’ve been priced out of budgets of those who can’t fully maintain or restore them for decades. Usually, they’re either concours lawn ornaments or dead sleds dragged out of storage; now they’re infrequently found in-between like this one. This sale also confirms that well-sorted examples are still selling strongly. SOLD AT $22,000. At one car shy of 49,000 made, the Mark I HN5 “Bugeye” Sprite has the largest production of any Austin-Healey model. This is one of the better-quality restorations of one that I’ve seen in quite some time. Well bought. #457-1970 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series II 4.2 coupe. S/N: 1R27621. Red/black leather. Odo: 53,215 miles. Jaguar/Daimler Heritage Trust paperwork displayed shows it to be a U.S.-specification car, having been built in light blue with a light blue interior. Passable older color-change repaint on most of the body, but the roof has a bad case of acne from degassing and less-than-adequate prep. Also has less-than-accurate masking around the windshield frame and door glass and plenty of overspray on the undercarriage. Outward dimple on the hood from a stone hitting it on the inside. Plenty of dents on the undercarriage bodywork. Door fit and gaps are not the greatest, but they do latch. Older replacement door seals. Most interior soft trim is replacement and in pretty good condition, with the heaviest wear on the carpeting. Smaller-diameter aftermarket steering wheel and 1980s-era JVC AM/FM/cassette deck displacing the stock radio. Engine bay is stock but getting dingy. Newer battery and braided ground cable for the alternator. Cond: 3. 134 #116-1974 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N: CF18761U. Yellow/black vinyl/brown vinyl. Odo: 56,065 miles. Repainted a few years back. While it still presents very well, it does have some brush touch-up on door-panel edges that is slightly off hue. Body tag in the door jamb was removed and reattached with pop rivets after the repaint. Door fit isn’t great. Door glass and windshield seals are starting to crack, and the bumper rubber also shows some sun fading, although it’s not as bad. Bumper chrome is also quite good, as is the plating on the optional luggage rack. Something of an effort was made at cleaning and detailing under the hood. Fitted with aftermarket a/c, with the large York compressor mounted somewhat awkwardly. Seats and door panels were replaced recently, but don’t match the rest of black vinyl in the car. Period-accessory Continental AM/FM radio and wood shift knob. Black and silver rattle-can paintwork on the bottom of the car. Cond: 3. tage Volante. S/N: SCFBB04B97GD06635. Silver/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 35,401 miles. Stated to have had one previous owner. Clear bra coating over the front three feet of the car’s paint is starting to yellow. As for the original paint, it’s holding up well. Good door fit and panel shut lines. Hood struts have expired, so it has to be held open by hand. Generally tidy in the engine bay, but not minty crisp like new. Engine builder’s tag is getting cloudy, as the clear coating on it is yellowing and lifting. Driver’s seat bottom has some billowing of the leather, along with heavierthan-expected wear on the outboard seat-back edge from the seat belt. Heavier-than-expected wear for the miles on the steering-wheel rim, shift knob and driver’s side of the console where the driver’s right leg has worn on it. Light road spray on the undercarriage. Tires have sufficient tread left. Car seems to run out fine, with no warning lights or undue noises— although the “Time for Regular Service” message comes up on the display at start-up. Title in transit. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $34,100. Of the three similar vintage Astons here (another drop top and a coupe), both of them were paddle shifters, generally matching up with the ratio of production of two-pedal versus three-pedal cars across the now-former-generation Vantage’s production. And this is a far more graceful design than the newly introduced English-bodied Mercedes to wear this name. This example originally ran off the block as a $31k no-sale, but by the end of the weekend, a deal had been done post-block. GERMAN SOLD AT $11,330. Being a U.S.-spec car for 1974, not only does it have the larger bumpers all the way around, but the emissions-control plumbing under the hood was becoming more of an issue. Combined with the added a/c, it’s become something of a plumber’s nightmare under the hood. This is another import here that also sold in May at Mecum’s Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis for $14,300 (SCM# 6838837). That seemed a bit rich then, but this was a bit soft here. #468-1964 PORSCHE 356C coupe. S/N: 221444. Black/black leather. Odo: 23,161 miles. Porsche CoA issued, but not displayed with it. Recent better-quality trim-off, glass-in base/clear repaint. Authentically replated exterior chrome. Rear luggage rack with new leather straps. Newer replacement windshield. New door seals, so the doors take a little more effort to latch properly. Stated that the original engine was recently rebuilt to SC specifications. Back in the car, it’s clean and tidy top to bottom. Chrome rims with new radials on the ground. Newer and well-fitted interior soft trim, with only the carpeting showing some appreciable wear. Fitted with a period-correct (likely original to the car) Becker Europa TR AM/FM radio for North America. Cond: 2-. Sports Car Market


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Leake Dallas, TX open. Older replacement top was masked off. New non-stock seats and door panels. Redyed door windlace shows red underneath. New wood-grained dashboard, with a DIN-mount sound system added to it and speakers just below it. Aftermarket shifter and mini console around it. New coil-over rear shocks, with the rest of the undercarriage very unkempt from driving on gravel roads. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $60,500. The commercial-broadcast FM radio frequency spectrum is slightly different between Europe and the U.S. While in the U.S., we use 88–108 megahertz with odd-number allocations for the stations (i.e. 92.5 MHz), in Europe the band only goes from 88 MHz to 104 MHz, with even-number station allocations (i.e. 92.6 MHz). As such, it’s pretty easy to tell if a U.S.- or Euro-spec radio is in a given car. This crisp example of a 356 C Coupe, in unusual and desirable colors gives us some insight into how far the B/C 356 Coupe market has dropped, even for very nice examples. There was a time that this would have been offered as a $100,000 car. Those times are well behind us now. Still, a great car to drive and enjoy and now at a much more reasonable price. #453-1968 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA convertible. S/N: 148837861. Black/ black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 43,379 miles. Plus-two sized Panasport/Minilite-style wheels shod with modern radials. Resprayed a few years ago, using the mantra “when in doubt, put more paint on it.” Chipped paint under that respray and inside the doors shows at least red and yellow paint in previous lives. Older chrome, but newer luggage rack on the engine lid. Rubberized plastic door-edge guard wants to straighten out and snap off when the door is NOT SOLD AT $20,000. Ran hard and put away wet (if not with wet paint), this rough-andtumble driver was bid way beyond its pay grade. Consignor was silly not to take the money. #406-1970 VOLKSWAGEN DUNE- BUGGY roadster. S/N: 1102206030. Red/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 3,020 miles. The original VW dashboard VIN tag is prominently displayed on the dash of the new tub. Steyr-Puch motorcycle speedometer. DINmount sound system in the dashboard. Decent paint job, or about as good as you can get on a wavy plastic bathtub. Pink flames ghosted onto the tops of the front fenders. Flat-blackpainted underbelly, glossy-black tube bumpers and roll cage. Aftermarket alloy wheels shod with traditional snow tires up front and mud/ snow tires in back. Heavier negative camber on the front wheels, heavier positive camber in the back. Motorcycle-type turn signals front and rear. Interior of the tub has spray-on truck bedliner. Five-point seat belts have sun-fade. Moderately built-up motor. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,050. Usually, I don’t report on Dune Buggies unless they’re a real-deal Meyers Manxes. However, the Lone Star State recently went rogue on them. Not only will Texas refuse to title them, but it has actually revoked plates and titles on some that have previously been legal for decades. There have also been overtones coming out of Austin that they may go after other kit and rebodied cars in a similar manner (then again, Austin is usually 180 degrees out of whack with real Texas). As such, it’s no surprise that this one was offered at no reserve. For Dune Buggy fans from the rest of the country, the time may be right to get a deal on one from here. This one was bought by an online bidder, so I’ll all but guarantee that it’s leaving the Republic. #462-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N: 11304412020013. Red/ black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 55,632 miles. U.S. specification from new. Retrofitted with R134a a/c recently, with a modern rotary compressor. The a/c components are easy to spot, being in like-new condition and clean compared with the slightly to moderately dingy stock engine ancillaries around it. However, it does have a new brake master cylinder with a clean white plastic reservoir. Both the bodywork and the hard top had a decent maskedoff repaint a few years back. It presents well, but up close masking lines are easily discerned and the undercarriage is moderately dusted with overspray. The grille and other chrome trim bits have occasional errant sanding scratches. Bumper chrome has become rather muted. Newer, well-fitted replacement soft top, door panels, seats, carpeting, and dashpad. Original Becker Europa multi-band radio, but the dash around has scratches and chipping congruent with it being in and out several times. Cond: 3+. 136 Sports Car Market


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Leake Dallas, TX SOLD AT $50,600. While 1971 was the final year for the Pagoda-top SLs, that year doesn’t seem to bring a premium when it comes time to sell. From the time the 280SL premiered in 1968 until the last one was built, they were fairly consistently made without too many changes. As this one is a boulevard cruiser and not a show pony, it sold well enough for today’s SL market. #722-1980 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL convertible. S/N: 10704412058981. Light orange metallic/tan leather. Odo: 74,698 miles. Optional cruise control and both types of tops. Stated by the consignor that the miles—at 74,698—and configuration are original from new. Repair work in 2013 was a transmission rebuild plus new brakes and belts, while in 2014 it got new shocks and all steering components rebuilt. Original paint could stand a bath and a buffing. Heavier paint chips on the passenger’s door. Somewhat dull bumpers and trim, windshield moldings show evidence of recent removal and replacement. Sun-baked bumper cladding. Solid door fit. Interior soft trim has various levels of fading and aging, but is overall good. Modern Sony AM/FM/ cassette stereo displaces the OEM radio. Console wood starting to crack. Note on the passenger’s seat cautions not to lock the doors, as the key will not unlock them. Rather dingy engine bay and undercarriage. Cond: 3. Overall light interior wear commensurate for the 53k miles. Typical used-car undercarriage overspray. Seems to run out okay. Cond: 3. money on their 15-year-old used car at this final bid. ITALIAN SOLD AT $19,250. While it was stated that the indicated miles were actual, no service history was mentioned—let alone status of the IMS bearing. As such, it sold better than it would initially seem. #492-2003 BMW Z8 Alpina convertible. S/N: WBAEJ13433AH62065. Black/red & black leather. Odo: 19,620 miles. Equipped with both types of tops. Good original paint, with some light orange peel on a few panels. Hard-top glass looks like it’s never been cleaned on the inside. Seats on the driver’s side show a bit more wear than expected for the miles, commensurate with the miles for the passenger’s. Commemorative badge between the seats has chemical damage, likely from an interior cleaner, that removed a good share of the silver finish. Similar sort of discoloration on the valve covers, but to a lesser extent. Motor overall looks like a dirty used car that was cleaned once and not redone since. Original Michelin Pilot Sports show heavier wear. Cond: 3+. #111-1959 FIAT 600 2-dr sedan. S/N: 100553647. Tomato Red/light gray vinyl. Odo: 93,399 miles. U.S.-market car. Has a 750 badge on the nose. Repainted in recent years to a decent level, inside and out. Light orange peel on the passenger’s door. Newer door and window seals put on after the repaint and not masked off. Older bumper chrome with light scratches, original trim is presentable, dull pot-metal fixtures. Generally stock motor, aside from the open-element air cleaner and remote oil filter. Rusty fan, grungy carburetor. Undercarriage is just as clean, with a like-new transmission case. Door panels and seats redone on the cheap with loose-fitting vinyl. Aftermarket steering wheel, shift knob and gauges below the dashboard. New radial tires on repainted wheels. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,050. Sold in May at Mecum’s Spring Classic auction in Indianapolis for $9,350 (SCM# 6838068). As this moved under its own power across the block (and reasonably well for a rear-engine water-cooled Fiat) I’d call this a reasonable buy. SOLD AT $5,500. Stated by the seller that this was originally bought new by former tennis star Anne Smith after she won the Wimbledon doubles tennis championship in 1980. Sold “on an if” to this point, and reflected as a sale in post-event auction-company-supplied data. Although this used car needed a bath and a buff-out at the very least, it was still a fairly decent buy. If you can deal with an ohso-1970s color. #573-2000 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N: WP0AA2999YS623244. Silver/black leather. Odo: 53,078 miles. Optional power sunroof and dual-zone climate control. 6-speed manual. Fitted with a Kenwood sound system and backup camera. Good original paint, with light scuffing and chipping on a few panel edges plus a gouge behind the left front wheelwell rocker-panel fascia. Plastic front fascia looks to have been repainted off the car. Forward door gaps slightly wider than toward the rear. Swirly alloy wheels with tires that range from being close to replacement to the left rear needing to be replaced RIGHT NOW due to being worn down to the steel bands on the inboard edge from excessive negative camber. 138 #493-1972 DETOMASO PANTERA NOT SOLD AT $175,000. I’ll readily admit to not being a fan of black wheels, and the matte black ones on this Z8 did it no favors. If they were gloss black, they’d have worked well with the car; with the flat finish, it looks like it has three brake-pad sets’ worth of dust on them (and maybe they do…). The Z8 tweaked by Alpina is one of the few limited-edition cars globally that initially depreciated down to around $100k for 15 minutes after the last new one was paid off, then have been going up since. Consignor was likely looking at others that have been trading between $200k and $250k, but those are minty in-the-box examples. This one is a 20k-mile used car (and I’ve seen $20k used cars that are in better shape and better cared for), and if it was the original owner, they certainly weren’t going to lose any coupe. S/N: THPNMB02477. White/black leather. Odo: 17,136 miles. Stated that the 17,136 indicated miles are actual from new. Replacement engine, but with original ancillaries—such as the air cleaner, manifolds, carburetors and valve covers. Updates include the a/c system, Pertronix electronic ignition, water pump, starter and stainless-steel coolant tubes. Engine bay generally detailed to stock, but is missing a few vacuum hoses. Lesser masking and light white overspray on the body tags under the hood. Clean original luggage tray. Excellent trim-off repaint, but has a light masking line on the edge of the windshield’s rubber seal. Stock alloy wheels, shod with properly sized tires up front and oversized Sports Car Market


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Leake Dallas, TX tires on the rear. Heaviest interior wear is on the leather steering-wheel rim and carpeting at the pedal box. Very pliable seat leather. Aftermarket DIN-mount sound system; stated that it is inoperative. Just as well, as the motor has a rather robust exhaust note. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $86,350. In the past few years, Panteras have come back into vogue as being set up as close to stock as possible yet with the few subtle changes that make them livable. The days of the motor being festooned with every chrome or billet part from the Summit Racing catalog that’ll fit on a 351—along with fender flares—seem to have passed. On this one, the reserve was met at $75k, garnering another bid before being declared sold. JAPANESE #258-1981 TOYOTA CELICA Supra hatchback. S/N: JT2MA47L5B0014428. Black metallic/gray cloth. Odo: 77,089 miles. Two-owner car, with optional a/c, sunroof and AM/FM/cassette stereo with equalizer. Dealeraccessory splash guards on the back of all four wheelwells. Well-cared-for, mostly original paint. Light scuffing on edges of the B-pillar trim. The minimal brightwork is in good original condition. Driver’s seat and headrest show some light overall embedded soiling, despite recent clean-up attempts on the entire all-original interior. Cleaned-up bone-stock engine bay, but hosed down with silicone base protectant. Newer Toyota battery, belts and hoses, but otherwise all circa 1981 in there. Tears in the hood insulation panel. Slightly dingy underside, although it’s stock down to the muffler. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,240. The few Celica Supras that are still out there have been picking up in value in recent years. As a well-kept original from the last year of this generation—albeit not a low-miler—the only detracting factor from this example is and large is neat and fairly clean. Older replacement tires on stock alloys. Cond: 2-. the slushbox automatic. Even today’s paddleshift fans wouldn’t find much favor with the old three-speed—maybe even more so than us clutch-and-stick types. Offered at no reserve from one of the featured collections on Friday afternoon, the first bite was at $2k and was smartly bid on until the money ran out at this point. There may be some money on the table by taking it to the Left Coast, but transportation costs could eat that up. #142-1982 DATSUN 280ZX coupe. S/N: JN1HZ04S5CX462816. White/maroon cloth & leather. Odo: 44,690 miles. Factory options include T-tops, a/c, power windows and AM/ FM/cassette stereo sound system. Stated that the 44,690 indicated miles are actual and that the car is largely original—to include paint. Said paint has a few chips from where the Ttop panels hit it on the roof, but otherwise has been well cared for. Good door fit and shut lines. No sun deterioration on the rubber-bumper cladding. All brightwork is original and presents well. All original under the hood, aside from a modern battery, and it is cleaned up and well detailed. Coolant-overflow jug may have a crack in it, as it seems to be damp underneath it all the time. Well-cared-for interior, with minimal wear on the seating surfaces, shift knob, steering-wheel rim and carpeted floor mats. Balance of interior is like new. Stock exhaust and some of the undercarriage has had some rattle-can touchup, but by SOLD AT $17,600. 1980s-era 280ZXs have certainly been feeling the love within the past year. Each time I see one at auction, not only are they selling. but they are also fetching progressively more money. On this very honest example, the reserve was met at $15k, yielding a fairly strong price. Then again, like the old saw goes, it’s only original once. Imagine how well this would’ve done if it was a 180-hp ZX Turbo. #903-1991 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R coupe. S/N: BNR32015996. Gunmetal metallic/black leather. RHD. Odo: 82,808 km. Japanese-market production. Aftermarket wheels, shift knob, removable faceplate sound system, Nardi steering wheel, and Fujitsubo stainless-steel exhaust system. Decent repaint in recent years, likely after it came ashore here. Masking lines are most obvious on the rear window seals. Mottled finish on some of the flat-black glass trim. Original Japanese registration decals on the windshield. Good door and panel fit, although the doors have a bit of a rattle to them if shut with the windows down. Clean, tidy and stock-appearing engine bay. Assorted areas of light rattle-can glossyblack touch-up on the rear suspension, but the rest of the undercarriage has typical light road spray. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. Last seen at Worldwide’s Monterey, CA, auction in August, selling there for $23,100 (SCM# 6844569) and picked by Yours Truly as one of the Affordable Classics buys of Monterey Car Week. As I also pointed out in that piece, these all-wheel-drive road rockets have something of a cult worship following. Yet now that they are over 25 years old, and importation is far less of an issue than in earlier years. Indeed, we may be seeing the market losing traction, with quite a few of the cars coming here. As it turns out, it was picked up by one of the guys from Gas Monkey Garage, who was looking to flip it here. Dallas is a savvy enough market where this would get appreciated, so I’m tempted to side with 140 Sports Car Market


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Leake Dallas, TX the bidders instead of holding out and flipping it in the future. AMERICAN BEST BUY #551-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 convertible. S/N: 8358974. Burgundy/ tan cloth/tan cloth & burgundy leather. Odo: 29,833 miles. Optional HydraMatic, AM radio and fog lamps. Accessory spotlight. Restored 15 years ago and still presents well, although it has seen enough use to not be up to concours standards as presented. Externally, the repaint is still quite good, yet they got sloppy in a few places under the hood. Also was masked with the older top in place. Wavy rear bumpers, despite being replated and the fronts looking just fine. Cadillac-LaSalle Club decal on the windshield. Original woodgraining on the dashboard is starting to flake off, more notably around the glovebox latch. Reupholstered leather seating is showing some light wear. Fitted with seat belts in front. Recent light fluff-up under the hood, although some surface rust is taking hold on the motor and ancillaries. Recently washed-off undercarriage, revealing the allmatte-black chassis and suspension. Cond: 3. year they built a convertible sedan (and an exceptionally well-styled one to boot) and the first year they offered the fully automatic Hydra-Matic transmission. As such, of the 400 Series 62 convertible sedans made that year, ones with an automatic in them are even more highly coveted by those who tour with their Full Classic (which this car legally is) in CCCA Caravans. Call me biased for liking these cars, but considering that this sold for stick-shift Buick money, yet also factoring in condition, it was well bought. SOLD AT $50,600. 1941 was a unique year for Cadillac. It was a combination of the last #467-1957 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE convertible. S/N: P857H34997. Kenya White & red/white vinyl/red & white leather. Odo: 163 miles. 347-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Recent concours-quality restoration. Judging sheet from this year’s Oakland Club International show, where the car attained 395 points out of 400. Superb paint quality, with an authentic sheen. The same can be said of the chrome bumper and trim—both of which have been plated. Some of the stainless-steel moldings have some light scuffing. Doors tend to have wider gaps at the front than the back. Minimal wrinkling of the C-pillar on the replacement top. Slight soiling on the driver’s door armrest, but the rest of the interior looks like it just came out of the upholstery shop. Correctly restored under the hood and exceptionally clean. The rear leaf springs are uneven, as the original retainer straps are worn and should’ve been replaced (make that “need to be replaced”). Otherwise, squeaky-clean undercarriage with good paint detailing. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $148,500. This is one of the 630 inaugural Bonnevilles, all convertibles with fuel injection. While not the magical onehorsepower-per-cubic-inch that its little brother Chevys got that year with their solid- lifter-equipped Fuelie 283, the Bonnies would show a Bel Air their taillights. Originally a no-sale across the block, by the end of the day the car sported a SOLD sign from Leake on the windshield. #495-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L88 coupe. S/N: 194379S720677. Cortez Silver/black leather. Odo: 26,040 miles. 427-ci 430-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Retains the original fuel-tank build sheet (although a lot of it is missing), window sticker and Protect-O-Plate. Factory options include sidepipes, tilt/telesteering column, leather seats, rear window defroster, alarm and power brakes. Pretty much has gone to all Stations of the Cross for Corvette shows: NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold certified twice, was part of the L88 Invasion at Bloomington Gold 2008, plus Triple Diamond and Gold Concours award winner at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. Restored several years ago by an L88 specialist. As such, he even got the light GM orange peel right on the rear deck. Front wheelwells trimmed slightly to allow full wheel lock-tolock articulation. Excellent door gaps. Spot-on correctly configured under the hood, to include the smog pump. However, it’s starting to collect dirt and fuel staining on the top of the intake manifold. The undercarriage is actually cleaner and just as authentically detailed. Minimal interior wear. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $400,000. Considering the number of creature-comfort options on the car (despite not being able to get a radio or a heater), this was likely not intended by the original owner to see a track. Considering that it was sold new in Oak Park, IL, without a heater, I’ll also wager that it was only played with on nice days. Bidding started at $100k, and considering that it was stated that they were “a long way off” when it rolled off the carousel at $400k, it might as well have stayed at the opening bid. Expect to see this shopped around at other venues. © 142 Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. Silverstone — The Porsche Sale The Porsche market is still lively, but notably down from 2015’s high and the dropping pound Company Silverstone Auctions Date October 21, 2017 Location Northamptonshire, U.K. Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered 37/59 Sales rate 63% Sales total $3,282,324 High sale 1998 Porsche 911 Turbo S, sold at $333,779 Buyers’ premium 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.76) Top seller of this all-Porsche auction — 1998 Porsche 911 Turbo S coupe, sold at $333,779 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics F1 circuit. A one-marque sale sounds a risky business, but Silverstone always does well with 930s — or what Brits and Germans call 911 Turbos — and sprinkles the mix with some newer-performance 911s, which boss Nick Whale knows well, having been a dealer (and enthusiast) of the same. Taking a welcome lead among auction houses, O nce again, Silverstone gathered an impressive catalog of Porsches for its third annual marque sale in the Wing building at Britain’s right bits despite lacking high-butterfly injectors, and with a Historic Technical Passport, so it’s ready to race. Pre-sale, the racing-driver owner intimated that Northamptonshire, U.K. he would take £100k ($130k) for it, which turned out to be the top estimate. In fact it sold for considerably less at $106,809 — a fraction of what it must have cost to build, and less money than a shiny but less-good-underneath 1968 SWB 911 was at $121,644. A ’74 Carrera MFI looked like a great value against the price of ’73s at a well-under-estimate $121k, too. A 964 RS also looked good at just $157k, if you didn’t mind the replacement (stock) engine following a previous life as a supercharged tuner. This sale is usually a good sound- Silverstone had trimmed back most of the estimates to levels realistic in today’s market, although the ask on a couple of the small-bumper cars was probably still a little rich. Even so, the 930s didn’t go as well this year. No fewer than seven were offered, one of them an early 3-liter, but only two of them sold. In fact, several cars that first appeared to have sold subsequently turned out to have not, meaning the final results weren’t as good as they initially looked. There were some relative bargains, though. Car of the sale for me was a beautifully built and presented 2.8 RSR replica, made out of a ’73 shell and with all the 144 ing board for values of more recent 911s, but this year they didn’t want to shift. 944s and 924s went well, with an amazing time-warp 924S (which is an amalgam of the two) showing less than 7,000 miles fetching $34,416, which was in line with what Silverstone was expecting. Suddenly, 3.2 Carreras started to look affordable again here, although a mint ’88 Supersport Targa fetched a strong $136,479. Although results were down a bit from last year, the final sale rate is typical of U.K. collectorcar auctions held in 2017, as the uncertainty over the Brexit circus stumbles on. ♦ Sales Totals $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2017 2016 2015 NO SALE


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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. GERMAN #207-1962 PORSCHE STANDARD J tractor. S/N: 4794. Red/white steel. MHD. Porsche designed, though not Porsche built. Rather larger than the early single-cylinder small Porsche/Allgaier tractors. Good, restored order. Supplying dealer’s badge (Henschler & Co.) still riveted to nose. Comes with various spares and accessories including pasture topper. Cond: 3+. straints are missing. Motor wet underneath, exhausts rusty, exchangers okay. Rear bumpers and much of other brightwork slightly scratched. Cond: 3. a little behind the slightly revised-down estimate of £60k ($79k). SOLD AT $121,644. Originally supplied in California, came to the U.K. in 2005, in this ownership from 2014. Sold where expected. In years gone by these would have been made into historic rally cars, as they fit in the pre’68 class, but luckily they’re now too valuable. Very strong price made for this standard 911 model, especially when compared with the other early 911 cars (1966–73) in this auction. #215-1968 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N: SOLD AT $20,472. Came to the U.K. about 1988. Sold right where expected, and not for significantly more than the small singles. #227-1962 PORSCHE 356B Super 90 cabriolet. S/N: 155621. Silver blue metallic/ blue cloth/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 83,253 miles. U.K.-market T6. Claimed never completely restored, but titivated in 2013 with a repaint, some new chrome and new wheels. Still straight and shiny, new top, seats good— shiny and a little baggy. Carpets likely new not too long ago. Motor not the original but is correct type, in factory finishes. Cond: 2-. 11805215. Polo Red/black vinyl. Odo: 10,053 miles. Federal-spec, originally a Sportomatic. Looks gently renovated over time rather than an all-out resto. Repainted, pickled horn grilles. Seat vinyl okay, new in the rear, new carpets. New exhaust and new Nylocs under motor. Cond: 3. #239-1970 PORSCHE 914/6 convertible. S/N: 9140431654. Blue/tan vinyl. Odo: 54,923 miles. Poor paint, flaking and with some bubbles, although doesn’t appear rusty. Interior original and okay apart from one burn-hole in driver’s seat. With motor uprated from 110 to 160 hp and close-ratio gearbox with lower final drive (though lowering the final drive ratio will bring the gears closer together, so maybe it’s just that). Irish number plate reads HUI 9146. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $52,745. Supplied new by Sonauto in Paris. Declared sold immediately post-sale at £49,450 ($80k) and then later amended to unsold. #214-1970 PORSCHE 911T 2.2 coupe. SOLD AT $66,756. Originally supplied in California, came to the U.K. in 1991. Though sold under estimate, it’s fair money for a slightly less-than-original long-hood 911. Euro headlights would probably have helped it along. #249-1969 PORSCHE 911E Targa. S/N: SOLD AT $215,102. Briefly in New Zealand until 2013, when its owner moved there and took this and his Aston Martin with him. Sold a smidge behind what Silverstone was hoping for, but shows that Europeans in general are not nearly as worried about “numbers-matching engines” or original colors, as there was no such color for this car in the standard catalog in 1962. Well sold by U.S. standards. #211-1968 PORSCHE 911 SWB coupe. S/N: 11830137. Tangerine/black vinyl. Odo: 93,322 miles. With then-optional 5-speed and Fuchs. Shiny and restored up top—not quite as sharp underneath. Paint slightly orangepeeled, new vinyl inside, though head re- 146 119210763. Purple/black vinyl. Odo: 35,552 miles. Restored and shiny. Very thick underbody protection. Motor concours-level and dry, with new pipes and exchangers. Interior excellent. 55-profile tires too small for it. Maybe that’s an unimportant detail, but it helped towards an uneasy feeling I couldn’t quite put my finger on, of this being a car that maybe wasn’t quite as good as it thought it was. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,140. Originally supplied in New Jersey, subsequently in Nevada most of its life. Not sold at Silverstone’s sister company CCA’s Warwickshire auction in September for a $76k bid against an $87k– $100k estimate (SCM# 6854006), in spite of a valuation from Nick Faure, a Porsche specialist, of £105k–£115k ($142–$155k). Here sold S/N: 9110101558. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 605 miles. Rough and slightly tatty rally car—although never actually used on rallies. Microblistered, cracked and bubbled paint, bubble in A-pillars, rust in rear tops of front fenders, rear valance cracked. Oil leaks have stopped some of the motor corroding, though it has a hydraulic chain-tensioner conversion. Inside, okay vinyl, but rats have been at the door pulls. Slightly wider-than-standard Fuchs. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $34,285. Came to the U.K. from California in 2003. Even though it’s a desirable model, this one isn’t, even if it may have some use as a working rally car. Though I’ve got it marked as sold at £34,500, immedi- Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. ately after the auction Silverstone’s website was later amended to “unsold,” so maybe the buyer backed out after realizing what a horror it was. #254-1971 PORSCHE 911T 2.2 coupe. S/N: 9111100893. Gemini Blue Metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 14,105 miles. Straight and honest sunroof car, with comfort equipment, though wheelarch edge trim has gone missing, which may be a good thing. Repainted, wears S-style bumpers. Original interior, seams coming adrift in both front seats. New heat exchangers, fairly recent exhausts and new Nylocs under motor show evidence of recent care and attention. Mileage is plus-100,000. Cond: 3. ers cut into the trim. Seat velour unworn, and motor is tidy with no leaks. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $121,644. Owned and maintained since 1982 by a Porsche dealer who bought it from Nick Faure. Cheapest one I can remember in recent years—they’re normally nearer £120k ($158k), which was the high estimate on this one. Beauty here is, of course, the 1973 Carrera RS engine in the back of this machine, and the drawback is the newer body style. Price fair to both parties, as these move in lock-step with the ’73 RS cars, whose values are well off from the bubble heights of a few years ago. #216-1976 PORSCHE 911 Carrera SOLD AT $56,372. Imported from California in 2005. Fair money for a driver-quality longhood, even if it was a little behind the £45k ($59k) lower estimate. #213-1973 PORSCHE 911 2.8 RSR replica racer. S/N: 9113100481. White/black velour. Odo: 4,153 miles. Really well-done RSR re-creation made (in Germany) out of a U.S.-export ’73 T shell with all the right bits, although low-butterfly engine. In sharp condition for a race/rally car. Bumpers, fenders and lids are composite with R-type taillights. 915 gearbox. OMP seats. Retrotrip. With HTP papers. Cond: 3+. BEST BUY Sport 3.0 coupe. S/N: 9116600835. Metallic brown/tan vinyl & velour. RHD. Odo: 144,492 miles. Older (post-2008) restoration with retrimmed seats; rest of interior all good. Good all around, although motor not as clean and sharp as the rest of it—and low-profile Toyo track tires don’t suit it. Cond: 3+. McQueen car. Bargain! However, deleted from the online catalog soon after the sale. #218-1978 PORSCHE 911 SC coupe. S/N: 9118301977. Eng. # 6383272. Guards Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 82,000 miles. Clean-for-age sunroof car, leather only lightly worn, older repaint with no obvious flaws. Catalog description was limited, and I’m ashamed to say I couldn’t be bothered to get on my hands and knees on this one to check exhausts, heat exchangers and oil pipes. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $68,239. While sold where expected, I’m surprised this didn’t fetch more given their rarity (3,687 built) and the $228,739 that Silverstone got for a restoration project 1975 2.7 MFI in 2015 (SCM# 265618). But that car recently failed to sell post-restoration for $204k (SCM# 6851019), showing that the market has fallen behind sellers’ expectations. SOLD AT $106,809. Predictably, it sold for much less than it would cost to build again, and for less than the ’68 SWB a few lots previous. What surprised me was how little the racing-driver vendor let it go for—£20k ($26k) or 20% under the £100k ($132k) lower estimate. An exciting car very well bought. I wish I’d had the money. #244-1974 PORSCHE 911 2.7 MFI coupe. S/N: 9114600548. Yellow/black vinyl & velour. RHD. Odo: 121,980 miles. Original, but paint is starting to look a little tatty, with a few chips in the paint up front. Doors have been off recently, and there are modern speak- 148 #248-1976 PORSCHE 930 Turbo 3.0 coupe. S/N: 9306800412. Copper Brown Metallic/tan leather. Odo: 74,826 miles. Repainted, all new pipes underneath on clean and tidy motor. Seats retrimmed and leather only slightly sat in. New carpets. With a/c. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $151,643. So ’70s in this color scheme, but as a first-series Turbo, very collectible. Resided in Beverly Hills, and just four chassis numbers away from Steve McQueen’s similar car that sold for $2.14m in 2015 (SCM# 266178). This went back to Germany in 2012 before coming to the U.K. and hammered just about on the lower estimate, for less than a 10th of the price of the SOLD AT $45,246. Originally in Ireland. Previously in SCM’s database July 2016 (SCM# 6810033), when it didn’t sell at the 2016 Silverstone Classic. This time got away at sensible and realistic money, as like everything else, SCs have dropped back a little from the silliness of 2015, though in my opinion they are still overpriced. #235-1979 PORSCHE 930 Turbo 3.3 coupe. S/N: 9309700521. Eng. # 6790546. Guards Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 91,587 miles. Sunroof car. Repainted. Some bubbles in front fenders. New heat exchangers, and probably new seat covers. Good service history, last stamp February 2017 at 90,635 miles. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $72,525. Off the road in Ireland 2008–17, which will have helped the mileage at least; came back to England May Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. 2017. Another one recorded sold at a cheapish-for-a-930 £70,150 ($92.5k), but later amended to “unsold” on Silverstone’s website. Perhaps the buyer suddenly remembered there’s no such thing as a cheap 930. #238-1980 PORSCHE 930 Turbo 3.3 coupe. S/N: 93A0070356. Eng. # 6700340. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 71,377 miles. Recently repainted, no bubbles. Doors shut well, no evidence of sill or kidney-bowl work. Seat leather hardly worn, just lightly creased. New heat exchangers. Cond: 2-. ($44k) right after the auction, a fair mid-estimate price, but this is yet another that appears to have fallen through, being declared on the website and on the official results as unsold. Would have been a fair deal both ways for an S in this condition. #226-1984 PORSCHE 911 RS replica unsold on Silverstone’s website. That’s cheapish for a 930, but perhaps not cheap enough for the buyer. #229-1981 PORSCHE 924 Carrera GT SOLD AT $106,809. This was the nicest of the four 930 3.3s in the sale and it turns out was the only one to actually have sold. Fair money for a nice, original car. #252-1981 PORSCHE 924 Carrera GT coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ93ZBN700337. Red/ black velour. RHD. Odo: 75,172 miles. Clean, tidy and original. Shiny because it’s recently repainted, and done well. Body plastics all good. Motor tidy and not buffed up. Inner fenders good, no rot around battery tray. No apparent cracks in dash. Seat velour unworn, though beading on left seat has a couple of small nicks. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $49,696. First owned by Chris Morrison, manager of Thin Lizzy, and later Blur. Correctly sold about 20% under the price of a tidy undamaged/repaired car. But a fair deal if you don’t mind the history. SOLD AT $74,173. One of 75 right-handers for the British market, here sold on the money. All 924s have advanced in price over the past four or five years—apart, strangely from the Carrera GTs, which have held steady in the U.K. around the £50k ($66k) mark. #231-1981 PORSCHE 930 Turbo 3.3 coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ93ZBS000056. Grand Prix White/black leather. RHD. Odo: 92,371 miles. Has had kidney bowls and sills, subsequently repainted but it all looks straight. Driver’s seat worn. Motor slightly grubby. With full service history, tools, unused spacesaver spare and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $81,755. In this ownership 30 years. Here’s another that I recorded sold (at £77,050 or $101,600) at the time but which was subsequently declared 150 NOT SOLD AT $34,285. Supplied new in Hong Kong, then came home with its English owner. I recorded this as sold at £33,350 SOLD AT $43,020. Bought from Hendon Way Motors in 2002; buyer was only selling as he had a ’68 Corvette on the way. Unprepossessing in the room, this looked better the more you thought about it. Though a bit leggy, not unduly expensive, either; hammered sufficiently behind the lower £32k ($42k) estimate to make the buyer feel smug. #224-1985 PORSCHE 930 Turbo SE 3.3 coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ93ZFS000809. White/ Sports Car Market #253-1983 PORSCHE 928 S coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ92ZDS841680. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 51,241 miles. Clean and tidy, recent engine rebuild by the U.K.’s leading 928 specialist. Automatic transmission. Body is straight, paint very good, leather and carpets hardly worn, motor is concours quality. Cond: 2-. coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ93ZBN700414. Eng. # 31500425. Black/black velour & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 87,374 miles. Repaired write-off (front damage, in 1989), lately in storage for 20 years before recent recommissioning. Looks straight enough today, though some blemishes on windscreen surround. Seat velour lightly rucked and baggy on driver’s side base, better on left. Dash appears uncracked. Rear lock surround broken, as usual. Motor clean and tidy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $80,107. Sold for about twice the price of a stock 1984 Carrera coupe, but meant for an entirely different buyer. The wrong size wheels are an easy fix. Sold near the going market for well-done RS replicas. #205-1984 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 3.2 coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ91ZFS100231. Eng. # 63F00355. Silver/blue velour. RHD. Odo: 135,780 miles. Repainted, really well kept and with an incredible full-service history, which is what you want to see on one of these because they withstand abuse so well, it’s easy to skimp on care. Last stamp less than 150 miles ago in August. Unusual velour interior is unworn, goes with the L999 special-order silver. Nice to see one without a rear spoiler. Cond: 3+. coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ91ZES102925. White/ black velour. RHD. Odo: 128 miles. Retroed 3.2 Carrera, a clean, recent build. Nice looking though not very convincing as a “2.7 RS”— 16-inch wheels rather give the game away even before you get close to it. Powder-coated suspension. New Recaro seats, WEVO gated short-shifter. Nasty white instrument faces. Mileage is since build. Cond: 3+.


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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. white leather. RHD. Odo: 14,129 miles. All the hallmarks of a low-mileage car. Shiny, well rustproofed and no rot—small leaks from oil return pipes must help. Highly polished wheel rims. Pearl seat leather lightly creased. Cond: 2. #208-1988 PORSCHE 911 Turbo cabrio- let. S/N: WP0ZZZ93ZJS020228. Marine Blue Metallic/blue cloth/Linen leather. RHD. Odo: 24,280 miles. Tidy, super-clean and stock. Optioned with LSD, heated soft-look seats, power top, top-tint windscreen, luggage compartment trimmed in black leather. With Porsche CoA. “930” registration number included in the deal. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,065. Sold significantly under the £23k ($30k) lower estimate. I expected to see it retailed for more soon as condition, color and FSH make it a dealer’s dream. NOT SOLD AT $217,575. The property since new of Glenn Tipton, lead guitarist of Judas Priest, apparently inspiring the single “Turbo Lover” and the platinum-selling album “Turbo.” It’s all gone a bit “Spinal Tap”... Sold right where expected in the middle of the estimate range. Or appeared to, which I recorded as £195,500 ($258k) at the time. Appears on Silverstone’s website as unsold with the high bid in the official results as £165k... #257-1986 PORSCHE 911 3.2 Carrera coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ91ZHS100296. Eng. # 63H00471. Silver Blue/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 108,604 miles. G50 car in fair order, some chipping in lacquer on nose. Stainless exhaust and heat exchangers fitted not long ago. Motor rebuilt in 2014. Full service history. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $34,416. Sold for at least twice as much as a regular used one costs, however well kept—but find another like this. #221-1988 PORSCHE 911 Supersport SOLD AT $47,471. Supplied new to Jersey (Channel Islands, where there is a 40-mph speed limit), to the U.K. in 1989. Pretty much bottom dollar for a viable 3.2 Carrera at not much more than 3.0 SC money. Well bought unless there are any lurking major issues. Perhaps the unusual color scheme, a refreshing change from Resale (Guards) Red with black leather, held it back a bit, but if so, more power to the buyer. #206-1986 PORSCHE 944 Turbo coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ95ZGN100863. Eng. # 45G03554. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 110,489 miles. Concours ready or very near, motor probably cleaner than it left the factory. Leather is only lightly worn, dash plastics uncracked and tailgate drain holes are clear. Worst you can say about it is the hatch lock’s plastic escutcheon has cracked—they all do that. Full service history. Cond: 2. 152 SOLD AT $136,479. According to the catalog, once won a Porsche Club concours from the car park. I’ll be honest: I don’t like this kind of thing, but the market does, and here this naturally aspirated Targa sold for more than Turbo money. 3.2 Targa. S/N: WP0ZZZ91ZKS140250. Eng. # 63K00735. White/white leather. RHD. Odo: 20,000 miles. Very “Miami Vice”—all in white, but very good order. Front lid repainted, probably due to stone chipping. Incredibly clean and well kept, with lowish mileage, full service history and Sport seats. All factory tags still on motor, paint-code stickers still under trunk lid. Books, tools, two sets of keys. Cond: 2-. #223-1987 PORSCHE 924 S coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ92ZHN400932. Eng. # 43H06309. White/black vinyl & cloth. RHD. Odo: 6,623 miles. Almost like a new one with very low mileage. Seat cloth and vinyl unworn, dash plastics uncracked. Rear hatch drain holes clear, even lock escutcheon is intact. Factory fitted with with power steering, sunroof, electric windows, alarm and Hamilton Palmer music system. Four stamps in the service book. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $122,386. Bought from Hexagon Modern Classics in 2015 for almost £100k ($155k)... so, as the car hammered a little behind the £90k ($119k) lower estimate, our vendor has only lost about £10k ($13k) once you take the seller’s commission into account. Which is broadly in line with most of the market slipping back 10%–15% in the past two years. #241-1989 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Su- persport cabriolet. S/N: WP0ZZZ91ZKS150741. Eng. # 63K02105. White/blue cloth/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 35,367 miles. Tidy, well kept and relatively low-mileage G50 car. Leather lightly creased. New power top fitted in 2013 at cost of £10,000 (roughly $16k). Catalog says only 66 Supersports (basically turbo body and brakes but NA 3.2 engine) were built in 1989, and just a handful were RHD convertibles. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $96,425. Bought from Hexagon Modern Classics in 2015, which means the vendor was paying top dollar for a superclean car. This is entry-level 930 (Turbo) money, but it’s a rare thing in excellent order. #259-1990 PORSCHE 928 GT racer. S/N: WP0ZZZ92ZLS840739. White/red velour & leather. RHD. Part-stripped and with bucket seats, harnesses and bolt-in roll bar. No word on engine spec, but from that let’s assume it’s stock—grunt is not a problem with these. Wheels painted to look like Cup alloys. Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. With a few mods to safety gear it would be eligible for at least one race series, though it’s too late for HSCC ’70s Road Sports, which does indeed number a 928 among its ranks. Cond: 3. #217-1992 PORSCHE 911 RS Touring coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ96ZNS491385. Black/ purple & black leather. RHD. Odo: 51,259 miles. Incredibly shiny. Triple-purple seat leather barely worn. Sunroof. RHD means it has power steering. Motor lightly chipped from standard 256 hp and exhaust de-catted. “RST” number plate included. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $13,186. 928 values have been steadily climbing, and $13k is the sort of money you now need to pay to get anything half-decent. Three years back, a mate bought a driver-quality S2 for £4k ($6.5k), which represented something near the low point of the market. Appeared sold a bit behind the lower £14k ($18k) estimate, but that’s common at U.K. auctions these days. That would have been a fair deal, but it was later declared unsold. #234-1991 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ96ZNS490413. Amethyst Purple Metallic/purple leather. Odo: 33,318 km. Still in “Lightweight” spec—like most of them. A few small stone chips up front, some wear to leather. At one point had a Rolf Heidi supercharged engine with 462 hp— which might be why it needed all new suspension bushes in 2012—but now has replacement motor built and fitted in the U.K. Cond: 3+. total of 345 Turbo S 911s built. Had been with dealer 4 Star Classics. Priced right for an auction sale, with a small profit likely left in it for retail. There’s currently a very clean 23,000-miler for sale with a U.K. dealer at £340k ($448k), and he has a straight 993 Turbo as well at £200k ($184k) less. SOLD AT $289,276. Slightly strong money for an auction sale, this being a retail price. Last ones at auction have fetched under £200k ($264k)—but if it’s a right-hand driver you want, it’s a rare thing, with only 11 thought to have been built. #210-1992 PORSCHE 944 Turbo cabrio- let. S/N: WP0ZZZ95ZMN130131. Eng. # 47M00985. Red/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 29,600 miles. Super-clean and sharp. No scuffs or scrapes, seat leather almost unworn. Still with supplying dealer JCT600 kick-plate stickers. Cond: 2-. AMERICAN #219-1955 PORSCHE 550 Chamonix replica Spyder. S/N: MV1N3115171ND. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 3,589 miles. Well-proportioned 550 replica built by Special Editions Inc. (USA) on a base Brazilian Beetle. Very low mileage and in excellent order all around. 356 instruments, Nardi steering wheel. And thankfully, everyone has so far resisted the temptation to add the Little Bastard script to the tail (which I always thought referred to James Dean, not the car). Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $43,020. Only two owners. Sold mid-estimate and looking a comparable value to a fair 3.0 CS, much less than a 3.2 Carrera. SOLD AT $157,247. German-market car, came to the U.K. in 2004. Only the more stripped-out NGT is lighter, and left-handers don’t have power steering. Even allowing for the non-standard engine, which may have shortened the life of the rest of it, sold pretty cheap for model. Buyer should be well pleased. “ 154 TOP 10 No. 9 #240-1998 PORSCHE 911 Turbo S coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ99ZWS370457. Ocean Blue Metallic/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 36,211 miles. Clean, tidy and mostly unscuffed, a few light paint scratches in front. Typical for lowish mileage, leather shows little wear. Carbon-fiber dash trim, yellow brake calipers. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $333,779. One of 26 (or 23) right-handers of a 928 values have been steadily climbing, and $13k is the sort of money you now need to pay to get anything half-decent. Three years back, a mate bought a driver-quality S2 for £4k ($6.5k), which represented something near the low point of the market. 1990 Porsche 928 GT racer SOLD AT $57,855. Sold at 50% over estimate and about equal to the price of a new one, so no bargain here for the buyer—but price paid is still less than 1% of a real one. © SHIFT UP TO SCM PLATINUM! ” www.sportscarmarket.com/platinum The Insider’s Authority on Collector Car Values Auction results on over 297,000 vehicles compiled over 30 years Graphs, price trends, photos and more Special pricing for SCM subscribers Sports Car Market


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Bonhams London, U.K. Bonhams — The London to Brighton Run Sale Bonhams almost empties the house at their Brighton Run sale Company Bonhams Date November 3, 2017 Location London, U.K. Auctioneer Malcolm Barber Automotive lots sold/offered 25/26 Sales rate 96% Sales total $3,063,777 High sale 1903 Panhard et Levassor Model B rear-entrance tonneau, sold at $428,229 Buyer’s premium Bonhams enjoyed one of the largest London-to-Brighton dockets and results to date at their 2017 auction 15% on first $65,545; 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.76) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T his was one of Bonhams’ largest Veterans sales, an annual event that has become an institution in its own right since its inception in 2004. Usually it fields around 15 cars, some of them with entries for the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run which starts from nearby Hyde Park two days later. The run was originally started to celebrate the 1896 repeal of the Locomotives Acts, which restricted speed to 4 mph. The last-minute addition of 10 cars and cyclecars from a European collection almost doubled the size of the catalog and swelled the New Bond Street premises to near capacity. You can squeeze 35 cars into the refurbished sale rooms, but not when one of them is the massive Salvesen steam cart, which pulls its own water tender. It sold for $208,289, and on Saturday morning following its sale, it was steamed up in the Haunch of Venison Yard, out back of the splendid Deco building, before clanking off towards Bond Street. As is normal at this sale, auctioneer Malcolm Barber almost cleared the board. The last lot, the 1903 Eldredge runabout, sold in a post-auction deal for $48,612 — well under its estimate. It has been a Brighton-run regular since 2009. The only one not to sell was the 1894 Santler dogcart at $197k. It is believed to be the oldest surviving British motorcar — even if it does now have Benz 158 power. The 1903 10HP Panhard et Levassor Model B at $428,229 pipped the very shiny 1902 Westfield Model G at $376,362 to take the top price. Both cars were fitted with four-seater rear-entrance bodies. The value of Brighton-eligible cars is determined in part by how many mates you can take along with you and the scale of discomfort (or pushing up hills) they are prepared to endure, so prices inflate along with the number of seats and number of cylinders. The Westfield Model G, complete with advanced overhead-cam London, U.K. twin-cylinder engine, caught the eye of a number of bidders both on telephones and in the packed sale room, eventually selling to a U.K. buyer for $376,362 against a $297k high estimate. Many of the extra lots were quadricycles and tricycles that have traditionally been the cheapest entries to the Run — but no longer, with several surpassing Sales Totals the prices of the cheaper cars. The 1901 Royal Enfield 4½HP Forecar Quadricycle went almost twice over its estimate to achieve $66,332, as did the 1901 Singer Motorwheel Tricycle at $85,655, despite being a longtime non-runner. The sale was a success, this year’s Run less so, sadly including a collision involving a 1902 Benz, unconnected with the sale, and three modern cars near the bottom of Reigate Hill. Only four auction cars — a smaller proportion than in previous years — were offered with entries to the Run, and none finished after the Salvesen retired. ♦ $3m $2.5m $2m $1.5m $1m $.5m 0 Sports Car Market 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013


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Bonhams London, U.K. BELGIAN #215-1898 GERMAIN 6HP twincylinder open-drive limousine. S/N: 1. Eng. # 1. Blue/black leather & beige cloth. RHD. Claimed to be the prototype Germain car, Panhard-Levassor derived. Fabulous timber, lovely brass, cracked older paint. Swivel front passenger’s seat still works perfectly—has dropped a little, but floor track still okay. Some of the printed wicker to body sides held on with double-sided tape. Single Phare Labrador headlight slightly dinged. Drive chains good and not worn. Cond: 3. TOP 10 No. 10 regular for past few years. With water tender, whose tank is held on with rope. Now runs disc brakes on rear axle. Valid boiler certificate. Cond: 3. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $66,332. Bought from a sidecar museum in Cingoli, Italy, in 2007. Big money—almost twice over estimate—for what is only a notional runner, when you can just about get a proper Brighton car for this. SOLD AT $207,517. Ex-Milligen Collection, bought from Bonhams’ 2004 Goodwood Revival sale for $124k (SCM# 115257). Bonhams fired it up and ran it in Haunch of Venison Yard out the back of the sale rooms on the Saturday morning. It was sold (where expected) with an entry to the Brighton Run, though it retired before the finish, only the second time it has failed to complete the course. #210-1899 VIVINUS 3½HP Voiturette SOLD AT $295,610. Retained by Germain until 1964, and in this European car collection for two decades. ENGLISH #222-1894 SANTLER 3½HP dogcart. S/N: 1036. Varnished timber/black leather. RHD. Good order all around. Timber seat spindles look new. Leather battered but okay. Tidy motor. Originally steam powered, now with Benz “single”; drive chains and belts okay. Offered with an entry to the Run. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $76,845. Nope, I’d never heard of it either, but it was marketed as a Georges Richard in France and as a New Orleans in the U.K. From the private European collection. Sold twice over estimate for about the same price as a De Dion 4½HP vis-à-vis; this is slightly smaller but will likely deliver much the same Veteran experience. #201-1901 ROYAL ENFIELD 4½HP NOT SOLD AT $196,636. Believed the oldest surviving British motor car. Last Brighton Run 1986. One of the few no-sales at this auction. #218-1896 SALVESEN STEAM CART motor carriage. S/N: SA1. Fabulously hoary old thing, discovered in early 2000s. Grubby and tatty but functional, has been a Brighton 160 Forecar quadricycle. S/N: 16403. Green. With De Dion single. Older resto, a bit tatty. Horsehair coming out of armrests, seat cracked. “Requires re-commissioning.” “ Nope, I’d never heard of it either, but it was marketed as a Georges Richard in France and as a New Orleans in the U.K. 1899 Vivinus 3½HP Voiturette two-seater ” Sports Car Market two-seater. S/N: 85. Yellow & green/black leather. Very good order, wicker panels in good shape, shiny paint and even the track rods are plated. Leather is only lightly used, nice oil-sight glass on dash. Brass light rims lightly dinged. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $85,655. Bought by the vendor at auction in 2009, and no attempt has been made to start it since. But it does come with an instruction book, and it sold for double its estimate, at almost double the price of the preceding lot, the Humber Olympia Forecar. You can get to Brighton on four wheels for this much money... #220-1904 HUMBER 8.5HP twin-cylin- der runabout. S/N: 2411. Blue & white/ beige canvas/black leather. RHD. Restored in #225-1901 SINGER MOTORWHEEL Tricycle. S/N: Blue/brown leather. Looks rather Germanic but it’s English. Singer, like many car makers, started as a bicycle manufacturer. Dull and dusty, obviously not used for many years. Brooks saddle near-indestructible and would likely recover with a leather feed. Cond: 3-.


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Bonhams London, U.K. the U.S. by Jay Steele. Freshly painted (was red), excellent brass (King of the Road scuttle lights). Lovely oiler on dash, plus Desmo extinguisher. New top, buttoned seat leather (by Costa Mesa Upholstery) looks newish. With an entry to the Run. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $81,250. Originally registered on the Isle of Wight (DL 39, being the 39th car registered there). Previously did 40 Brighton Runs before being sold to the U.S. in 2000. Sold where expected and one of the cheapest car choices for the Run, on a par with a 4½HP De Dion Vis-à-vis. #224-1904 HUMBER OLYMPIA Fore- car tricycle. S/N: 139476. Blue/blue leather. RHD. Restored 1984; fair working order with decent paint and chrome, comes with covered trailer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $67,840. First of 10 lots from a late-entry European collection that almost doubled the size of the sale, bought at a Paris auction in 1986. Offered at no reserve and sold over the £35k ($46k) top estimate for the price of one of the cheaper car entries to the L2B. Well sold considering it’s nowhere near a runner. Originality wins here. It would get you a very early starting number from Hyde Park as it’s an earlier model than most, which is always seen among Brighton types as a selling point. Although that means you just have to get up even earlier, as the first car is flagged away in semi-darkness at 7 a.m. SOLD AT $45,226. Twelve Brighton Runs since restoration, though unused for the past four years; once recommissioned, also eligible for the Pioneer and Banbury Runs. Hammered sold £5k ($6.5k) under the lower £35k ($46k) estimate. FRENCH #212-1898 LÉON BOLLÉE 3HP tandem tricycle. S/N: 954. Blue/red leather. MHD. Trike with fantastically angular and mad-looking horizontal single slung low on the left, with hot-tube ignition. Shiny newish paint, good leather. Drive belt older but still serviceable. Cond: 3. #202-1901 DARRACQ 6½HP Model C runabout. S/N: 945. Maroon/black vinyl. RHD. Restored 1998 from a collection of parts acquired in France: Chassis, engine, springs, wheels and steering are original. Okay older paint and seat vinyl on period-style repro body. Nice brass, with copper light parts nicely dulled. Charming steering bossmounted brass horn. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $192,835. Bought at Brooks’ (Bonhams in an earlier guise) Beaulieu sale in 1999, after which it was in the Yorkshire Car Collection until earlier in 2017, with several TV appearances and 12 Brighton Runs during that time. Sold mid-estimate, but did not take part in the Run. #209-1902 DE DION-BOUTON TYPE L 6HP Vis-a-Vis. S/N: 8494. Red/black leather. RHD. Like a 4½ but with more prod. Older SOLD AT $75,377. In this ownership since 1971. Sold at top estimate. SOLD AT $73,870. From the European collection, and more recently used than most of the others. Fascinating early sighting of rackand-pinion steering... they just hadn’t thought of mounting it between the front wheels at this time. Sold at high estimate, for as much money as a L2B-eligible four-wheeler. #207-1900 DE DION-BOUTON FORE- CAR quadricycle. S/N: 9885. Brown/black leather. MHD. Dusty and unrestored water- 162 #211-1901 HURTU TYPE H rear-en- trance tonneau tourer. S/N: 2091. Eng. # 6377. Maroon/black leather. RHD. De Dionengined car, with 3-speed gearbox in rear axle. With top; rear of body detaches to make it a two-seater. Older restoration still with nice paint and brass. Seat leather taking on a nice patina. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $82,718. From the European collection, which acquired it in 1961, and like the others, it was little used in recent years; last did the Brighton run Sports Car Market in 1981. Offered at no reserve, hammered slightly under the £65k ($85k) lower estimate. #223-1901 SCHAUDEL 10HP twin-cyl- inder rear-entrance tonneau. S/N: 2. Maroon/ black leather. RHD. Good overall with 20-year-old restoration just settling in, all brass excellent and highly polished including lovely Ducellier lamps. Now with electric starter, four-wheel brakes and accelerator by pedal instead of hand lever. Motor rebuilt after failing to complete the 2016 Run. With an entry this year. Cond: 3. cooled type. With Bozier gearbox, and tool roll under front seat, whose base cushion is missing. Pedal chain and battery box have also “migrated.” Cond: 4.


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Bonhams London, U.K. and slightly tatty, with roof. Buttoned seat leather newish and okay. Timber wings a bit splintered. Still with Besnard acetylene accumulator on running board. Two-speed transmission. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $63,317. From the 10-car European collection entered late in proceedings, bought at auction in 2010. Offered at no reserve and let go some way under the realistic-looking £55k ($72k) lower estimate, but there is at least some recommissioning to be done before it can run again. Given that a decent, running 4½ is around the £55k ($72k) mark, I’d say fairly bought. #217-1902 ADER TWO-CYLINDER V-twin rear-entrance tonneau tourer. S/N: V6123. Eng. # 219. Blue/black leather. RHD. Tidy, though paint is sprayed rather than brushed as it would have been originally. Replica rear-entry body, as it was once a flat-bed; decent leather. Nice hand-done coachlines. Fabulous brass, though one scuttle-light lens is cracked. Drive chains and sprockets fairly fresh. Cond: 3+. fortable ways to get to Brighton, as opposed to roughing it on a single-cylinder cyclecar. Well used on many “Brightons” plus re-enactments of 1,000-Mile Trial and Paris-Vienna race. Sold well over the £160k ($210k) upper estimate (Bonhams last sold one of these for $197k in 2014, SCM# 256198), but understandable for such a usable Veteran. And it does have a famous sister. #221-1903 PANHARD ET LEVASSOR MODEL B 10HP tourer. S/N: 6090. Maroon/ tan leather. RHD. Older restoration settling in towards tatty; leather creased and cracking. Fabulous Lucas Autolites and King of the Road scuttle lamps. Engine rebuilt 2005, now with Zenith carb; transmission rebuilt 2008, though drive chains worn and dusty. Cond: 3-. TOP 10 No. 5 #226-1904 DE DION-BOUTON 6HP Type Y Runabout. S/N: 16532. Maroon/black leather. RHD. Front-engined De Dion. Older brushed paint, slightly dinged brass, leather coming apart. Well-polished copper inlet pipe. King of the Road oil scuttle lamps. Wicker basket on left rear for umbrellas. Royal Veteran Car Club Belgium badge. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $75,377. Previously registered in England, bought at Bonhams’ Olympia auction December 2007 for $98k (SCM# 6853801); here sold at the right money, slightly more than a rear-engined 4½HP. AMERICAN SOLD AT $117,221. Hammered sold a little behind the £85k ($111k) lower estimate. As the old Brighton-eligible Vet rule of “£10k per seat, £10k per cylinder” appears to be nearer £20k ($26k) for each these days, looks a reasonable value when you add it up. #206-1903 DARRACQ MODEL H 12HP rear-entrance tonneau tourer. S/N: 3753. Dark blue/maroon leather. RHD. Older (1999) restoration with replica of original body, paint now cracking. Brass has a bit of patina, though scuttle tanks are fabulously straight and shiny, seat leather has nice character. Fabulous wicker umbrella holder (still with umbrellas) on left side. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $428,229. First restored in the ’50s, rebuilt and repainted again in 1967. In the U.S. in ’70s and ’80s, returned to the U.K. 1991. Last Brighton Run 2012. Sold £24k ($31k) behind the £350k ($459k) lower estimate. #214-1904 LA LIBELLULE V-TWIN TRICAR Tricycle. S/N: 1358. Eng. # 1358. Black/black leather. MHD. Older restoration, fair order with wicker side panels in good condition. Leather only lightly wrinkled. Polished nickel tank. Drive chain not heavily worn. Cond: 3-. #219-1898 DALEY QUADRICYCLE quadricycle. S/N: 9175. Red & black/red leather. RHD. “Cyclecar” is a very apt description—looks almost like two antique motorcycles strapped together, with V-twin on the right. Older restoration with some paint flaking, though motor recently rebuilt. Lights slightly corroded. Leather okay except for one button missing. Drive chain good, and drive belts look fairly fresh. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $39,196. Bought from this sale in 2011 (SCM# 6853800). Sold a little behind the £35k ($46k) lower estimate. SOLD AT $266,246. “Genevieve”-type Darracq represented a quantum leap in technology when new, setting the template for the “classic” motor car and one of the more com- 164 SOLD AT $42,211. Another one from the European collection (since around 1960) and another make I’d never heard of—translates as “The Dragonfly.” Offered at no reserve and hammered near the high estimate of £25k ($33k)—it’s cheaper than the others because there is some doubt it was made as early as 1904, which is the cut-off date for eligibility to the Brighton Run, though if not it would still be eligible for the Pioneer Run, a similar event for motorcycles. #205-1902 WESTFIELD MODEL G 13HP rear-entrance tonneau tourer. S/N: 316. Gray/red leather. RHD. Bling! Incredibly shiny and polished (we Brits would say over-restored, but we like a bit of honest grime). Magnificent brass including huge Gray & Davis cyclops headlights and matching scuttle lights. Leather almost new, new floor mat. 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Bonhams London, U.K. SOLD AT $57,287. Bought from Bonhams’ Scottsdale sale in 2013 (SCM# 6853662), completed the Brighton Run in 2015. #208-1903 STEVENS-DURYEA SOLD AT $376,362. Hammered at its top estimate of £250k ($328k), this was almost the highest seller of the day. #216-1902 TOLEDO JUNIOR Steam motor carriage. Red & black/black leather. Older restoration and paint, seat leathercloth intact. Still has Toledo-branded scuttle lamps, and American Bicycle Co-branded instruments on scuttle kickboard. Drive chain missing. Cond: 3. MODEL L runabout. S/N: 354. RHD. Timewarp car, as the catalog described it, and obviously unused for a long time. Very original, faded and patinated, though brass Dietz scuttle lamps are nicely polished and large central Franconia headlight is simply magnificent. Transmission parts under rear deck are rusty. Leather top looks good but is ripped. Frontseat leather serviceable, but driver’s bench is ripped and holed. No chassis plate, though body number is thought to be the same and quoted here. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $76,845. In this European collection since 1981. Hammered just below the lower £55k ($72k) estimate, but it is going to require a lot of work if it’s going to be anything other than a museum exhibit. SOLD AT $34,674. Last year of the Toledo steamer, and was in North America until at least 1988. Only steamer from the European collection, offered at no reserve; sold just under lower estimate, like many of this largely unused group of oddities. #204-1903 OLDSMOBILE MODEL R 4½HP Curved-Dash motor carriage. S/N: 18003. Black/black leather. RHD. Very original—looks as if it’s been preserved in a vat of creosote—though mechanically rebuilt. Coachlining still visible on springs and axles. Lights dulled, seat leather falling apart, Rexine top is better. Drive chain okay. Two-speed manual (planetary type so effectively sequential). Cond: 3-. #227-1903 ELDREDGE 8HP runabout. S/N: 71622. Black/black leather. Very shiny and smooth, though some stress cracks in body paint. Shiny buttoned leather. Highly polished copper radiator tubes, though lights—acetylene single headlight, kerosene sidelights—slightly dulled. Chains look fairly recent, sprockets okay. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $48,612. Bought at Bonhams’ Owls Head Transportation Museum sale of the Richard C. Paine Jr. Collection in 2008 for $117,000 (SCM# 1641996), and has done several Brighton Runs since. On the day, one of the few no-sales at this auction, estimated to fetch £45k–£55k ($59k–$72k), but later declared sold at $48,612, making it one of the cheapest car entries of the year, at less money than some of the cyclecars fetched here. © February 2018 165


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #579-1952 MG TD roadster. S/N TD18121. Red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 53,177 miles. New paint done very well. Chrome and trim are good, with minor scratches and pits. Fit is good all around. Steel wheels are good with new rubber. Engine bay is just fair and needs to be detailed to match body quality. Underside is poor, especially the exhaust, which is showing rust. Interior is very good, but the dash needs to be restored to match the quality of the seats. The top and its frame need to be replaced. Glass is good all around. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,050. This car needs a bit more restoration to push past its median market value of $17k. At the hammered price, the new owner has a little money with which to work, and with some elbow grease, this car can reach its full market potential. Good buy. The Branson Auction, Branson, MO, 10/17. #40-1956 LAND ROVER SERIES I 861971 Land Rover Series II A 109-inch camper utility, sold for $15,752 at Brightwells, Bicester, U.K. CCA Location: Leamington Spa, U.K. Date: September 23, 2017 Auctioneers: Eli Detweiler, Ben DeBruhl, Ricky Parks, Mike Anderson Automotive lots sold/offered: 127/164 Sales rate: 77% Sales total: $1,736,041 High sale: 1988 Porsche Carrera Supersport coupe, sold at $134,325 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.74) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman BRANSON Location: Branson, MO Date: October 20–21, 2017 Auctioneers: Brent Earlywine, Jeff Knosp Automotive lots sold/offered: 187/249 Sales rate: 75% Sales total: $3,340,695 High sale: 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, sold at $112,750 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Andy Staugaard 166 SMITH AUCTIONS Location: Overland Park, KS Date: October 21, 2017 Auctioneer: Robert Row Automotive lots sold/offered: 59/134 Sales rate: 44% Sales total: $1,141,678 High sale: 1970 Plymouth GTX Hemi 2-dr hard top, sold at $95,400 Buyer’s premium: 6%, included in sold prices Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson BRIGHTWELLS Location: Bicester, U.K. Date: October 25, 2017 Auctioneers: Richard Binnersley, Roger Williams Automotive lots sold/offered: 70/101 Sales rate: 69% Sales total: $1,736,041 High sale: 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina coupe, sold at $177,936 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.75) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman inch utility. S/N 07061056. Blue metallic/ green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 22,675 miles. Looks tatty but bulkhead is okay. Rough old repaint. Patches on front fenders where mirrors may have been. Grubby motor. Interior vinyl okay. Steering-boss dipswitch still intact. New fuel tank and brake pipes. Canvas tilt top is serviceable. Reassuringly, lots of leaks from transmission. Very appealing. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,563. Offered at no reserve and very cheap for any working Landie—Series 1 or not. Pre-’60 so it doesn’t need an MoT, so at Miata money it looked worth a punt, even if it turns out to be more worn out than worn in. Brightwells, Bicester, U.K., 10/17. #32-1963 FORD CORTINA limousine. S/N 284C074350. Red/Mushroom leather. RHD. Odo: 2,394 miles. Stretch limo built 2009/2010 by Mario Tripicchio by adding two Sports Car Market


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Roundup feet to the Mk I donor’s wheelbase. Very good order all around, with new interior by Aldridge Trimming. Uses Cologne V6 with auto and Mk II 1600E seats. Only glitch is that chrome has departed the plastic eyeball vents in the ends of the dash, but that’s normal and affects Aston DBSs too. Cond: 2-. recently, chrome all good. Door/sill/frontfender fit pretty good. Motor tidy in factory finishes. Interior redone, leather unworn but showing a few light creases. Moto-Lita steering wheel. Modern Alpine stereo a bit unfortunate. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $68,655. Sold within the expected price range, and fair money both ways for a late car. Might retail for a tad more. Don’t know why you wouldn’t straighten out the bent front number plate between cataloging and sale, though. CCA, Royal Leaminton Spa, U.K., 09/17. #55-1966 LOTUS CORTINA Ford Mk I SOLD AT $11,230. Let go some way behind the lower estimate of £10k ($13k), but it’s a very small market... A really clean, stock Cortina sedan would probably fetch similar money. But you’ll have the only one at a car show. Brightwells, Bicester, U.K., 10/17. #95-1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 4.2 coupe. S/N 1E20963. Dark blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 37,376 miles. Older (1985) restoration, paint still shiny with a few cracks, blisters and prep marks. Sills and floors okay— some older repairs and under-seal cracking. Chrome lightly scratched. Patinated and cracked original leather. Coopercraft front brakes. Odo is plus-100,000. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,589. Attracted much attention on the day (including the usual naysayers picking holes in its provenance and authenticity, but all details looked right to me). On the money for a really good Mk 1 Cooper S and will probably retail for a bit more. Brightwells, Bicester, U.K., 10/17. 2-dr sedan. S/N BA74FY59177. White/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 4,947 miles. Aeroflow/leafspring LoCort. Solid enough underneath, but very average paint with cracks in trunk-lid finish. No chassis plate (should be on right strut tower). Interior vinyl okay. Still with original airbox. Speedo noted to be a replacement, in 1998. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $40,108. Hammered £4,500 ($6k) under the reasonable-looking £32k ($42k) lower estimate. Fair price for condition. Brightwells, Bicester, U.K., 10/17. #38-1967 MINI COOPER Cooper S 2-dr sedan. S/N KA2S4985451. Eng. # 9FSAY45784. Red & black/red, gray & gold vinyl. RHD. Odo: 77,586 miles. Older restoration and still good. Lots of new metal. Subframes good, still Hydro. Repro interior in original colors, extra rev counter on dash plus MotoLita steering wheel. Downton-tuned engine rebuilt by former Downton man Steve Harris. Sits on wider-than-standard steels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $90,426. Fair money for a very usable driver-quality sunroof coupe—which is about the cheapest way to buy into the purest early E-type silhouette. Brightwells, Bicester, U.K., 10/17. #470-1966 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III convertible. S/N HBJ8L36619. Red & white/black cloth/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 13,500 miles. Export car converted to RHD during 1997 restoration. Repainted again February 2018 167


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Roundup #16-1971 LOTUS EUROPA S2 coupe. S/N 0339P. Yellow/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 57,699 miles. Ten-year-old restoration of Renault-engined S2 looks good but inevitably has some blemishes and bubbles in paint—it’s a Lotus, after all. Good interior vinyl, seats have probably been re-covered. Engine must be a replacement, as original capacity was 1,470 cc. Dry with no leaks. Retains its overtransmission luggage tray, which I’ve never seen before. Still on its Oxfordshire registration, and nice period alloys. Cond: 3+. #492-1987 FORD CAPRI 2.8i Special coupe. S/N WF0CXXGAECGR5520. Red/ gray leather & velour. RHD. Odo: 25,000 miles. Special has seven-spoke wheels, half leather and limited-slip differential. Recently repainted over straight and rot-free shell. Interior very clean and tidy with good plastics, seats unworn. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,581. Sold at top estimate and quite justified because these days you pay £15k ($20k) for a nice, rust-free XJS of any vintage, and this was one of the last, bestspecced models. CCA, Royal Leaminton Spa, U.K., 09/17. SOLD AT $18,085. Claimed two owners from new, the first of whom assembled it from a part-built kit, a dodge to avoid the recently introduced Purchase Tax. Hammered a little behind the £13k ($17k) lower estimate—but this is pretty normal for U.K. auctions at the moment. A fair deal both ways, and nobody’s going to complain about the larger engine, as it looks original. Brightwells, Bicester, U.K., 10/17. #44-1971 LAND ROVER SERIES II A 109-inch camper utility. S/N 35101119. White/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 11,595 miles. Period pop-top camper conversion. Older restoration nicely kept with a straight body. Still fully kitted out with cooker, sink, etc. Overdrive conversion, plus freewheeling front hubs and forward roof rack. Now with electronic ignition and electric fan. Regulation oil spots on floor under transmission. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $38,059. Not (so far) as collectible as the earlier 3-door with whale tail, but running all the same bits plus 4WD, it was only a matter of time before these started to catch up. This must be one of the best in the world, however, while many were stolen and damaged in period. This is the sort of money that Silverstone routinely gets for big Capris (though CCA didn’t have such luck with its offerings today), which feels fair. CCA, Royal Leaminton Spa, U.K., 09/17. SOLD AT $15,752. Sold just over the lower estimate; fair value for any Series Landie in this condition, but priceless if you’re planning a major trip off the beaten track. Well bought and sold. Brightwells, Bicester, U.K., 10/17. 168 #433-1995 JAGUAR XJS convertible. S/N SAJJNAFS3ER194674. Red/black cloth/ cream leather. RHD. Odo: 40,800 miles. Final version of the XJS, and lasting well. Last ones were galvanized, so they don’t rust like the older cars, especially at the front of the rear arches. Bumper plastics and trim all good. Interior wearing well. Illegal leaping-cat mascot on bonnet. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. A very nice car with low mileage. It appeared at Mecum Chicago earlier this month, where it was a-no sale at $45k (SCM# 6851426). Look for it posibly in Scottsdale or Kissimmee—$55k is the right price. The Branson Auction, Branson, MO, 10/17. FRENCH #520-1989 PEUGEOT 205 Rallye hatch- back. S/N VF320CM2201695764. White/ black velour. Odo: 125,000 km. Proper French-spec Rallye with aluminium 1,294-cc twin-Weber screamer (U.K. versions got the iron 1,360; German ones got a de-tuned 1,905). Clean and tidy, no plastics broken, motor isn’t quite so sparkly. Interior is wearing well, speedo has been changed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,462. Sold new into Italy, then to the U.K. in 2004. These are sought after because they offer almost the same power-to- Sports Car Market SOLD AT $16,417. In this ownership for 29 years, and sold just under the bottom estimate. As CCA’s sister company Silverstone has been routinely selling big Capris for over £20k ($27k), this looks like quite a reasonable price in today’s market. Well bought. CCA, Royal Leaminton Spa, U.K., 09/17. #490-1992 FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE RS Cosworth sedan. S/N WF0FXXGBBFND23977. Red metallic/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 28,730 miles. Unrestored, low mileage and completely standard. Good original paint, no cracks or scuffs. Motor tidy in factory finishes. Seat leather lightly creased on driver’s side. Three sets of keys. Cond: 2. #639-2010 ASTON MARTIN V8 Van- tage coupe. S/N SCFEFBAC6AGC13668. Blue/tan leather. Odo: 13,060 miles. Paint is very good, with minor chips and scratches. Moisture in the left rear taillight would require replacement of the light module. Fit is excellent all around. No chrome and trim to evaluate. Factory mags and new tires are very good. Engine bay is very good, except that the aluminum cross braces show corrosion from a detailing solution. Underside is dirty and needs detailing. Interior is very good, reflective of its low mileage. Glass is good all around. Cond: 2-.


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Roundup weight ratio as a 205 GTI but are about 100 kg lighter—and brilliant to drive. Lots of these got rallied, so hard to find them unmolested or broken. Priced right, will probably appreciate. CCA, Royal Leaminton Spa, U.K., 09/17. GERMAN #486-1975 BMW 3.0 CSA coupe. S/N 4330172. Silver/blue vinyl/blue velour. RHD. Odo: 83,672 miles. Older restoration, a few bits of surface rust here and there (rear wheelwells, front strut towers). Inner front fenders look solid, motor slightly corroded. Seller notes electric fuel pump instead of original cam-driven plunger type. Blue velour seats wearing so well they must be replacements. Dash, dash roll and door-capping timber very good. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $39,999. Had been in North Ireland, still Irish reg. Hammered at about high estimate. These have been climbing in the past couple of years—and even with autoboxes and vinyl tops, they’re fetching good money. CCA, Royal Leaminton Spa, U.K., 09/17. #522-1979 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL convertible. S/N 10704412051780. Red/tan vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 75,382 miles. Body and paint show its age, with numerous scratches and chips. Door fit is bouncy. Chrome is good, trim is dull. Could not access the engine bay, but if it looks like the underside, it is definitely dirty. The original interior is very good considering its age and mileage. Glass is good all around. Includes both soft and hard tops. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,800. Not much more than a driver in need of a good cosmetic restoration. This car has a “D” investment grade, so I would only purchase it as a driver. With a median market value of $13.2k, the hammered price of this one is fair, considering its condition. Both buyer and seller should be happy with this deal. The Branson Auction, Branson, MO, 10/17. #481-1988 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Su- persport 3.2 coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ91ZJS103228. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 33,995 miles. Supersport (M491) has brake and wide body from Turbo. Well kept: some small stone chips in nose, factory paint-code sticker still under front lid, unused spare tire (and a spare DME relay: that’s an owner who knows 170 Sports Car Market


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Roundup his Jetronic). Underside of motor lightly damp, oil pipes and ARB mounts okay. Seat leather lightly creased. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $134,325. With this owner since 1990, has been in France. Sold 50% over estimate—this is 930 Turbo money but it is the most soughtafter model in excellent low-mileage condition, and these are now edging into “find another” territory. Well done to both parties. CCA, Royal Leaminton Spa, U.K., 09/17. #505-1988 PORSCHE 944 Turbo S coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ95ZJN100806. Silver/ burgundy cloth. RHD. Odo: 92,549 miles. “Silver Rose” edition, one of 77 U.K. RHD cars. Very sharp, wheels refurbed, multi-hued burgundy cloth to seats and door trim unworn. Dash plastic appears good with no cracks. Cond: 3+. gray leather. Odo: 10,327 miles. Body, fit and paint are excellent. Chrome and trim are very good, with minor scratches. Factory spoked alloy wheels with new tires in great condition. Underside is clean but could use detailing. Interior is very good, reflective of its low mileage. The rear window of the convertible top is extremely foggy and turning yellow. The left front headlight is foggy. Hard top included. Cond: 2-. detailing. Engine bay is fair and underside is dirty, both needing cosmetic restoration. Interior is very good for its age. Glass is good all around. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $50,042. Bidding was heavy until it stopped hard at $42.5k. After-auction dealing increased the high bid to $50k but was not enough to buy this one, which should sell in the neighborhood of $60k. The Branson Auction, Branson, MO, 10/17. NOT SOLD AT $177,500. This low-mileage Z8 is really nice. The SCM Pocket Price Guide shows the median value of these to be in the $200k–plus range. The right person was just not in Branson today. The Branson Auction, Branson, MO, 10/17. ITALIAN SOLD AT $46,267. Sold slightly over top estimate. Approaching the price of a rough aircooled 911, but probably a lot less painful to own. CCA, Royal Leaminton Spa, U.K., 09/17. #485-1991 AUDI QUATTRO coupe. S/N WAUZZZ85ZMA000164. Red/gray leather/ cloth. RHD. Odo: 32,233 miles. Tidy RR Quattro. Straight body with good paint, some touched-in stone chips and sunroof seal noted to be worn. Interior mostly unworn apart from slight creasing to leather front seat bolsters, dash plastics all good. Digi dash all works according to catalog pics. Motor is a bit oily/ grubby, although some of that is the factory rustproofing. Cond: 3+. #103-1970 FIAT 500 F w/ Graziella RV 2-dr sedan. S/N 2578591. Dark blue/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 20,520 km. Recently imported and in good order all around. Car (F is base model) is almost rust-free, with decent vinyl in and out. Caravan, a Graziella RV 300 from the late ’70s, still fully fitted with cooker and original curtains. Cond: 3+. BEST BUY #100-1976 FERRARI 308 GTB Vetrore- sina coupe. S/N 20247. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 83,053 km. Wet-sump Vetro, the first I’ve encountered. Originally silver with black leather. Excellent three-yearold paint, no scuffs or cracks. Newish leather, dash top okay, ANSA quad exhaust. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $177,936. One of 154 RHD, originally supplied to Australia, specced with wetsump engine, imported by Foskers in 2014 after restoration. On the money, top price of the sale, and the second Bicester auction in a row in which Brightwells has offered a plastic 308. Brightwells, Bicester, U.K., 10/17. JAPANESE SOLD AT $16,043. Offering the 500/Graziella combo appears all the rage at the moment, as at least two have appeared at Bonhams in the past 12 months, one fetching $29k (SCM# 6817055), the other unsold at $26,250 (SCM# 6832517). Hammering sold £6k ($8k) under the £17k ($22,500) lower estimate, this was one of the cheapest, selling at the price of a really nice 500... so you could say the caravan came along free. Brightwells, Bicester, U.K. , 10/17. SOLD AT $97,759. Claimed world record, at twice the lower estimate of £35k ($47k). Low mileage must help a lot here, as most of them are pretty leggy by now. CCA, Royal Leaminton Spa, U.K., 09/17. #565-2000 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N WBAJ134XYAH60059. Black/black cloth/ 172 #570-1976 FERRARI 308 GT4 DINO 2+2 coupe. S/N F106AL12598. Black/tan leather. Odo: 26,848 miles. New repaint very good to excellent, with minor chips and scratches. No chrome to speak of, but trim is showing its age. Driver’s door fit needs adjustment. Factory steel wheels with new tires need #624-1980 MAZDA RX-7 coupe. S/N SA22C581233. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 42,008 miles. Body and paint are just fair, showing its mileage and age. Fit is good. Engine bay, underside and interior are all poor and need restoration. Wheels are fair with good rubber. Glass is good all around. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,950. In its current condition, this car is a sub-par driver. It sold last spring Sports Car Market


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Roundup here in Branson for $6,270 (SCM# 6836374). So the question is: Why would the seller take over $1k less just six months later? I hope the new owner is happy once they drive it down the road. Median value for this car is about $8.4k. Given its current sub-par condition, both buyer and seller should be happy, with a nod to the buyer assuming there are no issues with the car. The Branson Auction, Branson, MO, 10/17. #549-1987 TOYOTA HILUX pickup. S/N JT1P0LN6504015293. Blue/gray cloth. RHD. Odo: 56,298 miles. Looks like a restoration at first, but in fact is simply incredibly well looked-after. Well protected with bull bars and bed liner, plus towbar. Seat weave practically unworn, no cracks in dash plastics, rubber floor mat still intact. Cond: 2-. brown with traces of old black coating. Seats and door panels re-covered a few years ago. Woodgraining on the dash is starting to show noticeable to moderate wear. Shod with new LT225/75R16 blackwall radial truck tires and original hubcaps on the stock wheels. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. When it comes to 1930s Art Deco-era unibody cars, I prefer any body style or year of Lincoln Zephyr over a Chrysler Airflow. This example looks for all the world like a toppled-over Harvestore silo after a tornado. No wonder Chrysler couldn’t give them away when they were new. And considering how incongruent this one is (truck M&S tires…really), it’s no wonder they couldn’t get bid to the pie-in-the-sky reserve. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. #540-1937 PLYMOUTH P4 custom 2-dr SOLD AT $19,104. As “Top Gear” proved, these are indestructible, but this one looks to have had a very easy life. Estimated at £6k–£8k ($7k–$9k), or absolute bottom money for a working but tired Series Land Rover or Defender, it soared to almost twice that. Drat... CCA, Royal Leaminton Spa, U.K., 09/17. AMERICAN #273-1935 CHRYSLER AIRFLOW se- dan. S/N 6601995. Dark blue/light brown cloth. Odo: 30,111 miles. Very old repaint, with heavier cracking at the base of the fenders, on the fender skirts, and portions of the cowl. Heavier pitting and dull plating on the door handles and bumper guards. The older replate on the bumpers is a little better. Periodaccessory backup lamp. Windshield delaminating along the bottom. Recently painted cylinder head, possibly after it was taken off the car. But the water pump and the front of the block appear to have also been painted at the same time. Newer chrome acorn nuts used on the head studs. Rattle-canned black air cleaner and ignition-wiring tray. Heavily frayed drive belt—to the point that it’s mostly sedan. S/N 9112976. Black/black leather. According to the auction listing, this car was “built from a rare 1937 Plymouth 2-door slantback sedan, chopped, dropped, and smoothed from every angle.” The body and paint are exceptional. The chrome and trim are bright and shiny. The fit is great. Its red steel spoked wheels and matching red valve covers are stunning. The engine bay shows off its Chrysler 354 Hemi with two 4-barrel carburetors very well. Underside is very good and matches the topside quality. Interior is excellent and the glass is good all around. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $39,000. This isn’t as alloriginal as it’s purported to be, but at least it hasn’t been messed with too much over the past 76 years. Arguments can be made on either side if this was bid light or heavy, but while leaving the block, they stated that it takes over $40k today. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. #294-1946 HUDSON SUPER SIX Series SOLD AT $47,300. Black is beautiful when it’s presented like this. You could not build this car for the hammered price. Did I mention that it included a Mustang front-end rack-andpinion suspension? Hard to put a value on a car like this, but at $47k, the buyer got a very good deal, indeed. Good buy. The Branson Auction, Branson, MO, 10/17. #299-1941 FORD DELUXE convertible. S/N 186259110. Blue-green/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 42,351 miles. Highly original car—but not entirely original. Original paint has a decent sheen, but is damaged on top of the left front fender either from battery acid or coolant. The lower-left front fender has some old panel respray that didn’t match the original paint perfectly. Hood has some buff-through that is starting to broadcast some tan. Good original brightwork, with light scratching. Top has light sun fade and water staining. Stated that it retains its original leather interior, with moderate bleaching of the front seatbacks 174 58 pickup. S/N 3886916. Dark green metallic & black/two-tone green vinyl. Odo: 38,151 miles. 212-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Fitted with modern repro Chrysler wire wheels on wide whitewall bias-ply tires, along with a periodaccessory windshield visor. Stated that it had a frame-off restoration in years past. If so, they needed to pick it up higher. At the time, they did a decent job on the not-entirely-authentic two-tone paint job. Now it has a few nicks, chips, heavier polishing scratches and light damage in spots. Older rechrome work, but pitted mirrors. Vent windows turning yellow on the edges from delamination. Sign on the passenger’s door stating not to open it. Hudson badges missing from the hood sides but “Super Six” badges are below where they should be. Cargo bed has a varnished oak floor with polished stainless-steel strips. Seat and door panels re-covered. Dashboard and steering wheel repainted. Older engine repaint, showing some oil and coolant seal weeping. Cond: 3. from the sun. Engine paint is likely original, as studs aren’t painted over and it is greasy in the intake valley. Old reproduction battery. Heavier fuel-residue goop around the carburetor. While it has earned several Dearborn awards in the V8 Ford Club of America, they date from the late 1970s to late 1980s. 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Roundup type car-based pickups), but coupes with addon pickup boxes in the trunk section have been around a lot longer. However, these Hudsons were referred to back in the day as being rated as three-quarter ton pickups, although they wouldn’t be long for this world if used regularly with 1,500 pounds being hauled in them. This one may have been used hard back in the day, as the half-baked “restoration” is really starting to unwind. Bid to top dollar for top condition, so there was probably a silly reserve the bidders hadn’t hit. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. #272-1951 FORD CUSTOM Deluxe wagon. S/N B1RH124119. Seafoam green & natural wood/brown vinyl. Odo: 378 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Factory-optional overdrive unit and radio delete. Three-row seating. Dealer-accessory front gravel shields. Highquality restoration, done at least a decade ago. Excellent bare-body repaint, with a few light nicks from minimal use since. All chrome replated, all stainless trim professionally polished while off the car. All wood has been reconditioned, with a few replacement pieces, yet a few original pieces have splits around the carriage bolts. Good door fit. All replacement glass. Seats redone in plain vinyl. Non-stock palm-tree print headliner and black carpeting. DIN-mount CD unit expertly mounted in the glovebox. Light yellowing of the all-encompassing gauge pod. Very stock appearing under the hood at first glance, but has some SOLD AT $60,950. This was Ford’s last hurrah for a car with any amount of real wood inside of it, since even by 1951, woodie wagons were still part of the more exclusive moneyed set, or at least a working car for the more affluent in construction trades or lodging. Yet for darn sight not for the surfer-dude crowd. Reserve lifted at $57,500, selling shortly thereafter. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. #101-1952 HUDSON COMMODORE 8 sedan. S/N 186617. Black/gray-striped cloth. Odo: 24,397 miles. 254-ci I8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Straight, black and shiny but not quite as good close up. Some chrome is lightly blemished but should polish out. Inside, seat cloth and leather tops are good, though a few random bits of blue vinyl; dash and instruments good. adaptations done subtly. Clean, mostly glossblack undercarriage. Stock wheels shod with wide whitewall radials. Cond: 2-. Carpets are grubby and faded, demister surround lightly rusty. Motor tidy though with rattle-can resto and black battery. Car 3+, interior 3-. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,690. In the Black Collection 1993–2007, when it came to the U.K. and owned by a well-known VSCC chap (who usually favors enormous aero engines). Has run in the Pomeroy Trophy, where it was quite impressive to watch. Sold over the £12k ($16k) high estimate, but few to choose from in the U.K., especially this original and nice. Brightwells, Bicester, U.K., 10/17. #322-1953 JEEP CJ-5 mil-spec utility. S/N MD40199. Olive Drab Green/green canvas. Odo: 4,624 miles. 134-ci I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Fitted with a dummy .50-cal M2 machine gun on a center pedestal mount. Original data plate on the tub shows a manufacturer’s serial number of 4019, with an ordnance acceptance date of 2/53. Decent repaint, even if the front fenders and hood were painted at a different time than the body tub and chassis. Fitted with 176 Sports Car Market


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Roundup modern aftermarket front lock-out hubs. Lettering and national stars were authentically done with stencils rather than decals. Does not have any folding-top hardware or footman loops to lash the sides of a top down. Spare tire is a bias-ply civilian snow tire, while the four on the ground are smaller-than-stock 6.00–16 NDTs. Older seat canvas has some weathering. Several cracks in the steeringwheel hub. Clean under the hood, even if someone did get carried away with copper RTV for sealing the valve cover and thermostat housing. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. These Cold War-era M38A1s—first produced in 1952, so few if any made it to Korea before the ceasefire—have been picking up in value slowly in recent years. However, that’s more for authentic and complete examples. This was more of a cheap turkey with parts missing, although the bones are pretty good. Last seen at Mecum’s Spring Kansas City auction in March, where it reportedly hammered sold at $15,400 (SCM# 6832359). Based just on that, there was no way this was going to sell for the final bid here—even if that’s more market-correct than the earlier sale. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. #592-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N VC57T269635. Matador Red/ white vinyl/orange & gray vinyl. Odo: 7,145 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older restoration still shows well with just a few minor scratches and chips. Chrome is very good, trim is dulling. Factory steel wheels with correct hubcaps are nice; however, the big wide whitewalls are beginning to dull. Engine bay is very good and underside is clean. Interior is very nice. Glass is good all around. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $48,000. This was a very nice classic ’57 Chevy convertible finished in Matador Red. Although they have taken a small hit February 2018 177


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Roundup recently on the auction circuit, ’57 Chevys will always be classic cars. The market value for these is somewhere in the mid–$70ks. Seller was right to walk away. The Branson Auction, Branson, MO, 10/17. #574-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N VC57J184893. Black/white vinyl/black & red vinyl. Odo: 87,952 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older repaint in just fair condition with lots of scratches, chips and pits—in need of a good repaint. Top is in excellent condition and works fine, according to the auction listing. Chrome and trim are scratched and pitted. Steel wheels with hubcaps need detailing. Engine bay and underside are nasty. Interior is not bad but needs to be addressed. Glass is good but windows crank hard. Cond: 3-. way to enter the collector-car market and have a classic investment when the restoration is done. Good buy. The Branson Auction, Branson, MO, 10/17. #264-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N VC57A103284. Tuxedo Black/ black vinyl/red & silver vinyl. Odo: 65,192 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Professional concours-quality restoration completed in recent years. Stated that the car recently was judged first place in a national Tri-Five Chevy club event. Superb bare-body repaint—better than any paint job The General was capable of in 1957. Excellent panel fit. Window fuzzy seal on the inside panel of the driver’s door is missing. All brightwork—inside and out—has been replated, professionally polished or replaced with new. Well-fitted replacement top, if slightly tight. All-reproduction interior soft trim, expertly fitted. Concours-quality, readyto-be-judged engine bay detailing and cleanliness, with replicated inspection markings. Undercarriage is factory correctly replicated in red primer on the bottom of the body and correct chassis and suspension finishes, all squeaky clean. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. This car is literally one set of doorwindow seals away from being in any concours that’ll take a ’57 Chevy. And it almost looked like someone else was going to. When it got bid to $90k, it was stated on the block that it was going to sell, and while it took a little while, it got one more bid and was declared sold. However, post-event results show the car as a no-sale at $90k. While iconic for the era, ’57 Chevys are hardly the flavor of the day—unless you are talking about popular cars at sales of estates—so any real bids at $90k on up are spot-on correct, if not generous. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. #102-1958 CHEVROLET APACHE pickup. S/N 3B58J105082. Turquoise/black vinyl. Odo: 458 miles. 235-ci I6, 1-bbl. “Task Force” 3200, so 123-inch instead of 114-inchwheelbase. Very restored, including timber- SOLD AT $37,950. This car is an excellent candidate for a complete restoration. The hammered price gives the buyer some room to do just that, with a median market value of $73k for this car in good condition. Excellent 178 Sports Car Market


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On the Radar A new year means a whole new crop of world cars just became freely available for import to the U.S. If you’re not familiar with the rules, you can find info at www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import. by Jeff Zurschmeide 1991–93 Nissan Cima Roundup lined bed with storage box. Paint lightly orange-peeled. Decent chrome, as bumpers were renewed. Mileage presumably since restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,794. Imported around 2007. Usual pickup fare at U.K. auctions tends to be the earlier Advance Design series, but this was impressive enough to fetch a decent price, hammering at the top estimate. Brightwells, Bicester, U.K., 10/17. Pros: This is an Infiniti Q45 wearing Nissan clothes, but there’s more. The Y32 model produced from 1991 to 1996 offered a 266-hp, 4.1-liter V8 mated to a 4-speed automatic. A 3.0-liter V6 is also available at 200 hp, or 255 hp with turbo. You could get this car with air suspension. Cons: Might get a few “Nice Jag XJ” comments, but otherwise ho-hum look and not as much power as the Infiniti version imported from 1996 on. Price range: $8k–$10k, plus import costs. 1993 Rover 600 #286-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 10867S110340. Honduras Maroon/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 67,318 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Claimed to be a 283/230-hp car when new, now has a GF-code 283 that was originally a 2-barrel in a 1965–67 Caprice or Impala with a Powerglide behind it. Motor is somewhat clean and looks generally stock. Wears an old repaint, which is now old enough and has been buffed out enough that the top color layer on the trunk and hood has been buffed through and the second-to-lastlayer spray pattern is prevalent. Paint gouge below the passenger’s door. Both doors protrude slightly when latched. Good older chrome and buffed-out stainless trim. Newer soft top and radial wide whitewall tires. Clean undercarriage. Good seat and door-panel vinyl. Tachometer shows some heavier fading, white plastic knobs show light yellowing. Cond: 3+. on the panel repaint. Lots of light rock chips. Good original chrome and brightwork, with light occasional scuffing. Rear springs sagging a bit. Decent door fit and panel gaps. Seats have been redyed. Optional a/c, power front seat and auto-dimming headlights. Dingy engine bay. Hood insulation is falling apart. Old bias-ply tires. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. One of the unfortunate things about these cars is they tend to be magnets for B.S. artists. To counter them, it reminds me of a Lincoln enthusiast I knew who had a ’63 that was nearly identical to this one. The consignor made up signs to put on his car that stated: “JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY, 35th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, had nothing to do with this car.” It was scary surprising how many people said that this must be the former Kansas governor’s car, simply because of the way it was presented. It was also scary to think that there was $16k bid for the car and it wasn’t accepted and that someone thinks it’s worth more than that. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. Pros: Re-skinned Honda Accord with a Rover grille. Built in the U.K. Available with a variety of engines from 1.8 to 2.3 liters, including turbo gas and diesel options. Five-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. Interior wood trim gives a touch of British class. Cons: One look at the wheels and you’ll be exposed for driving a Hooptie Honda. Price range: $1k–$2k, plus import costs. 1993 DeTomaso Guarà #588-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Pros: The last car ever from famed designer Alejandro de Tomaso. Powered with a BMW M60 4.0-liter V8 rated at 279 hp and mated to a 6-speed manual. Rear-mid engine placement with rear-wheel drive yields a breathtaking driving experience. About 35 coupes and about 15 barchetta and spider models were built. Full racing-derived suspension. Cons: Just 50 were made, with the last instances built as late as 2011 in response to orders placed years earlier. Thank the gods for a standard engine, but everything else on this car will have to be made to order. Price range: $75k–$100k. ♦ 180 NOT SOLD AT $47,500. Last seen at Mecum’s Houston auction in April of 2017, there a no-sale at $57k (SCM# 6833110). Considering how much lower it was bid here—and the stated reserve here being $60k—the consignor may have wished that it had been left in Houston as a hurricane insurance claim. However, that was more than adequately bid there. The upside is that it’s been toured frequently in recent years. It seems to be mechanically well sorted, seat belts are fresh, and you don’t have to be paranoid about rock chips; so if you’re looking for a driver, this would seem to be a pretty good choice. As such, it was correctly bid here. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. #277-1963 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL sedan. S/N 3Y82N417141. Black/red leather. Odo: 84,428 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Claimed to be a two-owner car, the consignor having it since 1983. During his tenure, it was fitted with “aftermarket custom parade package,” consisting of dual flashing red lights behind the grille, dual electric auxiliary radiator fans, and “JFK limo-style flagpole mounts.” Sloppy body-filler job in the lower rear front wheelwell, with better workmanship coupe. S/N 194375S105118. Metallic green/ black leather. Odo: 23,574 miles. 327-ci 365hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Recent restoration really shows well. Deep green paint is excellent. Fit is excellent all around. Chrome and trim are very good, with just a few minor scratches. It is optioned with the highly desirable L76 engine, side exhaust and knockoff wheels— which really set it off. Engine bay, underside, interior and glass are all very good. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $72,500. This is a very nice car with “a total restoration.” It ran twice across the auction block. On the first run, its high bid was $72.5k, which is close to its median market value of $80k. On its second run, the high bid was only $50k. The Branson Auction, Branson, MO, 10/17. #241-1966 FORD F-100 pickup. S/N F10AL818062. White & red/red cloth. Odo: 3,258 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Looks to be a recent well-done repaint. Fit is good except for bouncy doors—typical of Ford in this Sports Car Market


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Roundup time frame. Chrome and trim are just fair, with lots of scratches. Wheel chrome is a bit dull and needs restoration. Engine bay and underside are clean. Interior is good. Windshield, side, and rear glass are good, but wing vents do not open. Bed is coated. Cond: 3. brought more money that way. This is too bad, since this is a nice car that deserves to sell for more as it sits. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. NOT SOLD AT $13,500. Auction listing states that it “runs and drives as good as it looks.” This one needs detailing all around to make it look good at local car shows. It was sold at Mecum Kansas City in March for $14,850 (SCM# 6832291). No wonder the seller did not take less money here in Branson. Seller might have to wait a while to flip it for a profit. The Branson Auction, Branson, MO, 10/17. #298-1966 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO pickup. S/N 136806K214493. Mist Blue Metallic/blue vinyl. Odo: 83,731 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Factory-optional a/c and power steering. High-quality trim-off repaint in the original Mist Blue Metallic, although the drip rails were masked off and the windshield trim has a few sanding scratches. Bedliner coating on the floor of the box, in a slightly darker blue. All-reproduction trim and emblems, with replated bumpers. All-new glass and door seals, so the doors are a bit springy to latch properly. Modern windshield. Has four T-3 headlights. Sits at generally an even keel, if anything perhaps listing slightly to the rear. Reproduction Rally wheels on Redline radials. Clean and generally detailed towards stock under the hood, but with some modern service parts such as battery, belts, hoses and hose clamps. Reproduction interior soft trim, expertly installed and showing no appreciable wear. Cond: 2-. #301-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194676S105827. Rally Red/ white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 57,710 miles. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Options include both types of tops, power steering, power brakes, knockoff alloy wheels and AM/FM radio. Decent older repaint, in more of a generic Resale Red than its original Rally Red. Lightly trimmed and reinforced wheelwell lips. Muted body character lines from heavier sanding. Door gaps are wider toward the front than the rear; headlight door gaps even. Faded paint on the front crossed flags. Minimal waviness on the replated bumpers. Speaking of wavy, the replacement soft top is wrinkled enough to prove that it’s always stored down. Older engine detail job was recently cleaned up a bit. Modern washable air filter. Newer seat vinyl, carpet, seat belts and door panels. Heavier yellowing of the center-stack clock face, but not any of the other gauges. Older non-stock galvanized muffler and rusty pipes. Newer rear buggy-spring hardware. Redline radial tires are seeing heavier wear. Cond: 3+. and if it shows up, you’re money ahead. When rolling off the auction block, they were saying that it’s going to take another $10,000. I say this was plenty. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. #319-1967 DODGE CORONET 500 2-dr hard top. S/N WP23F71158193. Light blue metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 62,774 miles. 440ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Originally powered by a Poly 318 V8 with a dark blue interior. Now fitted with a moderately built-up 440 with tube headers, chrome valve covers, aftermarket ignition, gauze-oiled element filter and chromed alternator. No power assists, with the fender tag showing the car to be sparsely equipped when new. Presentable older repaint, with some trim removed but a lot left on and masked. Rust blisters forming at the base of windshield posts. Very dull front bumper, but the rear has been rechromed in recent years. Somewhat dull but otherwise decent-condition alloy trim and grille. Dull and pitted emblems and taillight trim. Door fit is not impressive. Newer seat vinyl. Foggy gauge lenses. Aftermarket steering wheel, tach clamped near it and Hurst shifter below them. Inside of the trunk was signed in 1978 by Cooter (Ben Jones) of “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $47,000. While it was stated that a hard top was included, it was nowhere to be seen. As such, assume it’s gone missing, NOT SOLD AT $14,000. It doesn’t sound all that great to say that your car is “Cooter ap- NOT SOLD AT $17,000. A good restoration that was generally faithful to stock, but unfortunately, since it’s not a popular color, engine, or transmission—it suffered on the block. Another case of no good deed going unpunished. This leaves little wonder why these tend to end up as red SS-396 poseurs—it would’ve likely February 2018 181


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Roundup proved.” I don’t know about Cooters, but there are some bugs to work out of this parts-isparts driver, so it was appropriately bid regardless of whose John Hancock is on any given panel. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. #533-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194678S414680. Black/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 98,216 miles. 427-ci 390-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A triple-black car, and black is beautiful, but not on this one. It is begging for a new paint job. The chrome and trim need restoration as well as the engine bay and underside. Fit is good. The interior shows lots of use. Glass is good. Both soft and hard tops are included. Cond: 3. chrome beauty rings that show well. Interior is very good. Glass is good all around. Has factory a/c. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,750. Another nice Camaro in this auction. Nothing special here, but a nice car. Median market value is somewhere in the low-$30k range, so the buyer did well. Good buy. The Branson Auction, Branson, MO, 10/17. #472-1968 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 8T02C164174. Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 41,618 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good appearance and pretty original, but closer up, paint just okay. Interior is all good, some of it new, carpets slightly faded. Original trunk lining. Some dress-up items on motor, and probably now on a 4-barrel instead of original twin-choke. Cond: 3. tap connector also found under the hood. Nonstock dual-exhaust system recently installed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,800. Was originally bid to $23k on the block, where Mr. Thompson stated that it would take $30k for him to sell it. The only thing I thought was, “Get friggin’ real,” as that’s approaching 442 money. Yet the auction-supplied results from later in the week show it sold at his price. I’m still thinking “get friggin’ real,” as it’s nice but not that nice or original to warrant it. As they say, spend your money as you choose. At least in this case a charitable organization will benefit. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. NOT SOLD AT $14,000. This car is nothing more than a driver if it runs out well. The original big-block 427/390 will not see its price potential in its current condition. It is definitely a candidate for a full restoration if the price is right. None of the bidders seemed to be impressed, so the high bid was well below its market value. Seller was right to move on but needs to put some money and elbow grease into the presentation, if not restoration. The Branson Auction, Branson, MO, 10/17. #246-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO coupe. S/N 124378N477639. Blue/black vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 19,740 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older repaint still shows well. Bouncy doors, and left-door fit is off from top to bottom. Chrome and trim are good. Engine bay is very good, with exceptional motor detailing. Underside matches topside quality. Wheels are original steel with center caps and SOLD AT $34,626. Was in Germany before coming to the U.K. Hammered sold just under the lower estimate, and looking like a good value against a ’65 or ’66—and also a welcome change from the multitude of “Bullitt” reps out there. I’d say buyer did okay. CCA, Royal Leaminton Spa, U.K., 09/17. #260-1968 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS convertible. S/N 336678M406229. Red metallic/white vinyl/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 42,644 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory options include full tinted glass, power steering, power brakes, AM/8-track sound system. Magnum 500-style wheels on radials. Stated on the block by the consignor that the 42,644 indicated miles are actual since new, in addition to the car being essentially original aside from a replacement top and a repaint. Said repaint was done quite well, with most of the trim pulled off. All four headlights are original T-3s. Good original chrome and stainless brightwork, with minimal scuffing. Excellent seat and door panel vinyl, with light-to-moderate carpet traffic up front. Paint on the valve cover is blistering off behind the alternator, but otherwise the engine paint is in decent shape. Some additional wiring and an in-line “ 182 It doesn’t sound all that great to say that your car is “Cooter approved.” I don’t know about Cooters, but there are some bugs to work out of this parts-is-parts driver, so it was appropriately bid regardless of whose John Hancock is on any given panel. 1967 Dodge Coronet 500 2-door hard top #598-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 396 coupe. S/N 124379L509514. Red/black vinyl & cloth. Odo: 79,052 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Body and paint are very good, with small scratches. Fit is very good. Chrome and trim are excellent. Engine bay is really nice and shows off the big 396 well. Underside matches the topside quality. Interior is very good, as is the glass all around. Cond: 2-. BEST BUY SOLD AT $57,200. A recent restoration of this SS 396 Camaro was done very well. According to the auction listing, the L34 396/350 engine and Muncie 4-speed are matching numbers. However, it did not say that they were original to the car. According to the price guide, you add 25% to the base coupe price for the L34 option. This would make the median market value of this car somewhere around $72k. Assuming the engine is original to the car, the hammered price was a great deal for a great car; nice buy. The Branson Auction, Branson, MO , 10/17. #314-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO ” Z/28 coupe. S/N 124379N666405. Garnet Red & black/black vinyl. Odo: 17,099 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Equipped with power steering, power brakes, Interior Décor Group with gauge pack, center console, cowl-induction-type hood, driving lights and AM radio. Reproduction Rally wheels and Firestone Sports Car Market


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Roundup Wide Oval tires. Correctly repainted per the body tag in the original Garnet Red, although the hood and front valance appear to have been painted at different times, as they come off as more of a tomato red. Light scratching on the glass trim, occasional sanding scratches on the gloss. Reproduction emblems with replated bumpers. Door gaps slightly wider at the front fenders. Seats, dashpad, woodgrained trim and carpet were redone in recent years and only show minimal wear. Modern Hurst shifter, redyed dashboard, original faded seat belts. Near show-quality detailing under the hood. Cond: 3+. ing that it was a Z/28 that night later prove to be a re-creation. The view from here is that it appears to be real, or they did a good enough job that you’ll need air tools and time to disassemble it to prove it as a fakey-doo. Still, it should have sold, even if it’s a bona-fide real deal. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. #280.1-1971 CHEVROLET C10 Chey- NOT SOLD AT $52,500. Last seen as Lot T77.1 at Mecum’s Spring Classic in Indianapolis this year, also not selling, but at $45k (SCM# 6837466). Here, it was never fully described as a Z/28. Take the high road here and that’s to assume that the auction house was being conservative for the sake of not assum- enne pickup. S/N CS141A607796. Orange & white/black & white houndstooth vinyl & cloth. Odo: 124 miles. 402-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Power steering, a/c, power brakes and AM radio. Glovebox door stuck closed, so was unable to verify options on the build tag—or if it even still exists. Superb bare-body repaint, inside and out. New cargo-box wood, in highgrade oak with a high-gloss varnish and polished stainless-steel mounting strips. All-new door and glass seals. Reproduction trim moldings and emblems, with replated bumpers. Well detailed under the hood. Correct reproduction seat covering, door panels, dashboard, dashpad, steering wheel, seat belt, and carpet. Just as clean and well detailed on the bottom of the truck as the top. Aftermarket big-bore dual-exhaust system. Later-production GM truck Rally wheels on newer radials. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $33,000. The statement in the auction description of “factory rally wheels” it a bit misleading. While the wheels on the truck were made by GM, they were not yet in production in 1971—as only hubcaps and full wheel covers were available. This is on the same level as 1961–63 Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels on 1955–57 T-birds—they look good, but they didn’t exist when the vehicle was built. Otherwise, a nicely redone first-year Cheyenne that might seem to have been bid over the market, but really it can be argued that it was either barely on or over the money—although “on the other side of $35,000,” as stated on the block, is a bit much. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. #255-1973 CHEVROLET NOVA 2-dr sedan. S/N 1Y27H3L149732. Red metallic/ black vinyl. Odo: 89,811 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory-optional 350 V8 car, but now has aftermarket 4-barrel induction. Also has optional a/c, power steering and power brakes. Repainted a few years ago, with only the easy-to-pop-off brightwork removed. Sanding scratches and primer overspray dominate the trim that was left on. Original trim was not reconditioned and was put right back on after the paint dried. Rust-out on some of the bumper bolt caps. Painted-on non-stock striping. Generally cleaned-up engine bay, even if not entirely stock. Used-car take-out front bucket seats, reproduction door panels and cracks in the original dashpad. Retro-look AM/FM/auxiliary sound system displaces the original radio. Several layers of spray-can black on the bottom of the car. Plus-one-sized aftermarket alloys on radials. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. Call me skeptical, but I always double-check any Nova with a V8 in it. Granted, it’s easier for a ’73, as GM finally incorporated the engine code into the VIN; it seems like it’s almost a requirement to yank out a 6-cylinder if one is so equipped, based on what’s out there. Originally declared sold for this amount on the hammer, but postevent sale data indicate this was not sold. It would’ve been better sold from the Thompson Collection to do more good, with the silly money bid here going to the hospital, rather than thinking that it was somehow under the 184 Sports Car Market


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Roundup money. While it’s a real-deal 350 car, there’s enough stuff here that’s been monkeyed around with to say it should have sold. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. #263-1977 FORD RANCHERO GT pickup. S/N 7A48S118339. Silver/Dove Gray vinyl & cloth. Odo: 13,963 miles. 400-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Cruise control and automatic climate control. 1979 vintage Ford AM/FM/cassette stereo added. Decent base/clear repaint in recent years, with some trim removed and some masked around. What was removed wasn’t reconditioned, with the dented and faded cargo-box perimeter moldings the worst. Paint flaking off the front bumper plastic apron. Bumpers did get replated, though. Replacement graphics installed to the same level of workmanship as original manufacture. 1991 vintage replacement Carlite windshield. Lousy door fit. Seats look to have been covered for most of their existence, as they have more light yellowing from age and minimal wear or fading. Door panels may be replacements from another car, as they’re silver and badged “Brougham.” Heavier wear on the fake-wood steering-wheel trim. Cleaned-up engine bay, with some attempt at detailing. Glossy-black undercarriage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,600. For the last generation of Ranchero from 1977 through 1979, they basically had three trim levels—500 (plain-body sides), GT (striped) and Squire (fake wood sides like a station wagon). Apart from engine availability and some very limited parts clean-out end-of-production packages at the end of 1979, they were essentially identical for those three years. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. #321-1991 JEEP GRAND WAGONEER SUV. S/N 1J4GS5874MP801772. White & Di Noc wood/tan leather & cloth. Odo: 129,907 miles. 360-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Older topical repaint. New wood decals and trim on the sides—although the tailgate’s is original and faded. The rest of the stainless trim is in pretty decent shape, with some rust staining weeping out from under the window trim. Has a fair number of paint chips on the leading edge of the hood and over the windshield. Extremely dull drip rails. Bumpers also dull, but can be buffed out. Marchal driving lights mounted to the front bumper guards. Newer non-OEM windshield. All side doors fit and shut well. NOT SOLD AT $21,500. This was the final year of Grand Wagoneer production, 28 years and three owning companies after the original Wagoneer was first built. However, this isn’t one of the Final Edition packages offered that year. While these have been going up markedly in value in recent years, this one is offgrade enough that it was more than sufficiently bid to have made it change hands. Smith Auctions LLC, Overland Park, KS, 10/17. © New dashboard pad overlay and aftermarket DIN-mount CD sound system, but the balance of the interior is original and in fairly good condition. Heavy wear at 12 o’clock on the leather rim of the steering wheel. Clear coat on the factory alloy wheels is well on the way to being mostly worn off. Newer radial tires. Dingy used-car undercarriage. Cond: 3. 186 Sports Car Market


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Mystery Photo Answers Rumor has it that Jerry Seinfeld just offered $2 million for this lovely and compelling Blue Zone Porsche — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: January 25, 2018 Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com, or fax to 503.253.2234. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Do you have a mystery photo? Email it to mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket. com at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Please include your name and contact information. If we use your photo, you’ll get an official SCM cap. RUNNER-UP: Yeah, we got a lot of pigeons in my neighborhood — why you askin’? — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI The sand-cooled 911 market is narrow, but deep. — Erik Olson, Martinez, CA Sure, I had a few beers, but who would have expected projectile vomiting? — Warren D. Blatz Jr., via email I knew I shouldn’t have parked so close to that volcano. — Robert O’Sullivan, Beverly Hills, CA “Fair in the snow but certainly not great at retaining ski racks,” Wolfgang mused as he surveyed his ice-encrusted Carrera. — Mark Franusich, via email When you drive through a storm, hold your head up high (with apologies to Rogers and Hammerstein!) — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT The Swiss Police froze his account — and his car — for failure to pay a €911,000 speeding fine. — Jack Baldwin, via email This is the last time I order a Grande Mocha Frappuccino with whip at the drive-through window! — Chris Attias, Felton, CA Guide coat applied and ready for block sanding! — Walter Boehringer, via email So, feeding the barn pigeons Ex-Lax in the barn last winter was NOT funny. — Terrance M. O’Brien, Moses Lake, WA From here, ve most go on foot. — Patrick Price, via email Whoa, dude, remember that $2.3 million, Cosmoline-covered, Comments With Your Renewals Great magazine! I look for- ward to it each month! — Andy Walker, Edmond, OK (SCMer since 2015) Still would like to hear/ see more about Sprint Speciale “market,” implicitly insider’s maintenance, registration, refur- 188 bishment, etc. Think on it. — T. Jackson Lyons, Jackson, MS (2007) More articles on 1969 Porsche 912 — glass rear window. — Daniel Jedlicka, Oak Park, IL (1998) Keep up the great work! 1993 911 that SCM reported on? If the auctioneer can’t tell the difference between Cosmoline and seagull poop, we could get big bucks for this car! — Pete Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA After finishing first in the Iditarod, Alfonse was dismayed to be disqualified. — Doug Knight, Haddonfield, NJ How stupid to park too close to the chicken coop, and then follow too close to the truck that’s taking the chickens to the processing plant. — Phil Stevens, via email Parking under a tree that is popular with birds is never a good idea. — James D. Graham, Mount Pleasant, SC All those stories about Enzo raising pigeons must be true. — John T. Kernan, Marco Island, FL Would love to see an article on how the auction reporters grade exterior paint, what they look for, etc. — Joseph Gillotti, Mercer Island, WA (2005) Please do an article on Chrysler Crossfire, “best-kept secret.” — Mike Carulli, Portland, OR (2007) The first attempt to produce a complete Porsche in a 3-D printer looked like a pigeon-tested prototype. — Gary Francis, Chico, CA A barn find is almost always a good thing. A chicken-coop find never is. — Tom Neyer, Gillette, WY Always make sure to tip the valet on the way in and say, “Keep it up front.” — Roland Aviles, West Orange, NJ “Covered all winter” can mean different things to different people. — Al Nelson, Pentwater, MI Phil Schroeder wins his 911th SCM hat, complete with used bubble gum from the “Seinfeld” cast, for keeping the February 2016 Sports Car Market our most popular back-issue seller. © Looking forward to see- ing you in Paris in February, at Rétromobile! — Rand Wintermute, Seal Rock, OR (2017) Thank you all for your con- tinued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market


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SCM Online Extras for SCM Readers How to connect with SCM online this month Kids and Cars Send your photos of your next-generation gearheads to SCM. If your photo is selected, you’ll win an official SCM cap. Send your hi-res photos to kids@sportscarmarket.com. Please include your contact info, the name of the child in the photo, the make and model of the car and any descriptive information you would like. Visit SCM on the Web Here’s a Sample of Some of What’s Available at www.sportscarmarket.com SCM Weekly Blogs (www.sportsarmarket.com/blogs/keith- martin) • Kids, Dogs, Mud and Diesels • The D90 Heads to Timberline Lodge • Bradley’s First Drive • Bob Lutz Says Driving a Car is on the Way Out Classic-Car Love Rubs Off: It wasn’t car cleanup day, but Logan found a rag and started cleaning his grandfather’s 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 — never loosening his grip on his Sippy Cup. — Bruce Covill February SCM Cover Poll Results Guides and Resources (View or download at www.sportscarmarket. com/guides-supplements) • 2018 Boca Raton Concours Event Guide • 2017 Price Guide • 2017 Insider’s Guide to Restorations For Subscribers www.sportscarmarket.com/digitalissues-online • One year of back issues of SCM, searchable 1968 Porsche 912 23% (128 votes) 1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix Two Seater 27% (152 votes) 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series 1 50% (284 votes) NOTABLE QUOTE: It’s a no-brainer! ANY Ferrari is an improvement over “lesser” vehicles. Uhhh, does it sound like I’m a touch biased? Well, tough cookies! It took me 30 years, and I couldn’t afford anything new, so I bit down and purchased a (well)-used Mondial. — Warren L. Brown To participate in the next poll, subscribe to the SCM newsletter at www.sportscarmarket.com February 2018 189 Platinum Deluxe Users View 297,000-plus auction results at www.sportscarmarket.com/platinumauction-database (Platinum Auction Database members only). Compare the latest sales or track a car over its auction history!


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. ENGLISH 1952 Jaguar XK 120 roadster 1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II BJ7 roadster Dark red/black leather. 63,556 miles. Black Everflex soft top, 4-speed manual trans., CWW, upgraded AM/FM MP3/USB radio, handbook, jack, original spare tire. 63,556 original miles. $66,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: http:// www.heritageclassics.com/inventory/detail/1475jaguar-e-type-series-ii-roadster.html. (CA) 1992 Land Rover Defender 110 SUV 1970 Jaguar E-type convertible indicated miles and is sold with a soft top, wind wings, side panels, tonneau cover and a clean Pennsylvania title. Curb weight is under 1,300 lbs. Double wishbone suspension with coil-overs up front and a classic live-axle rear end. Recent service included an oil/filter change and new gaskets. Full inspection report included. Aluminum body panels and fiberglass fenders mounted to a space-frame chassis and finished in classic green-and-yellow livery; some spider cracks are noted. Caterhambadged 16-inch 5-spoke alloys w/ Kumho rubber, and a full-size spare is mounted out back. Occupants are protected by four-point roll bar and full safety harnesses. Carpeting recently replaced. Simple VDO instrumentation includes a 5-digit odometer showing just over 35k miles. All gauges and switch gear are in operating order. $27,900 OBO. Central Classic Cars. Contact Mark, Ph: 810.869.4800, email: mark@nostalgicmotoring.com. Website: http:// centralclassiccars.com/listing/1995-lotus-caterhamsuper-7-lhd/. (OH) GERMAN 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL roadster S/N 672155. Red/tan. 31,858 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Several years of toil and over $100,000 in funds spent on restoration of “the red sports car.” The result is what you see here. Only 120 miles since restoration. Review the pictures, and call us to learn more about this beautiful roadster. The car is located in Lebanon, TN (just outside of Nashville). $299 doc fee included. TTL, extra. This and other European collectibles may be reviewed on our website. $125,000. Contact Jeffery, Ph: 615.971.4409, email: jeff@jpfrazier.com. Website: http://www.jpfrazier. com. (TN) 1954 Jaguar XK 120 drophead coupe Healey Blue w/ white coves/10,946 miles. Blue interior with ivory piping and blue Everflex top with matching boot, Kurt Tanner body-off restoration completed in 2007. Chrome wire wheels and overdrive, this ultra-desirable model is complete with handbook and Heritage Certificate. Runs and drives superbly. $69,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: http://www. heritageclassics.com. (CA) 1966 Duesenberg D prototype sedan Java Black/black leather. 400 miles. Other, 5-spd manual. An extremely rare opportunity to beat the 16-month waiting list. World-renowned Arkonik, based in England, are very pleased to offer this stunningly authentic, fully restored better-than-new Land Rover Defender 110 . 200TDi engine with 5-speed manual transmission. Java Black paint. Mach 5 alloy wheels with BFGoodrich AT tires. Front Runner roof rack. Fire & Ice side steps. NAS rear step. Offside and nearside sliding windows. Black leather trim consisting of modular front seats, cubby box, two high-back center row seats and bench seats in the load area. Leather steering wheel, Alpine in-car entertainment and air conditioning. $140,000. ARKONIK Ltd. Contact Nathan, Ph: 1.800.984.3355, email: sales@arkonik.com. Website: http://www. arkonik.com. 1995 Caterham Super 7 roadster S/N 104010000000. White/red. 74,522 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. This absolutely stunning car comes with both factory hard top and soft top. Drives as nice as it looks, straight, smooth and strong. Review the 58 pictures posted on our site. Shows no indication of rust, the body gaps are factory-perfect and all body panel fit is correct. Leather as-new, as are the carpets and soft top. The paint is as nice as you see in the pictures, the brightwork is void of pitting and scratches. Tires are deep in tread. A truly beautiful car. $128,500 OBO. Contact Jeffery, Ph: 615.971.4409, email: jeff@jpfrazier.com. Website: http://www.jpfrazier.com. (TN) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL convertible S/N 677769. British Racing Green/tan. 16,000 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd automatic. Numbers matching and concours winning. Donovan Motorcars fully restored. Runs and drives beautifully. Same owner past 25-plus years. $135,000 OBO. AutoArcheologist. com. Contact David, Ph: 860.398.1732, email: Dave@AutoArcheologist.com. Website: http:/www. AutoArcheologist.com. (CT) Maroon/gray. 444 miles. Other, automatic. 1966 Duesenberg Concept Car, the last real Duesenberg. Only one prototype produced. Massive size and ultimate luxury, every option imaginable. The car is still almost completely original. Museum quality with less than 500 miles on the odometer. A once-in-alifetime opportunity to own a piece of automotive history. Bortz Auto Collection. Contact Joseph, Ph: 847.668.2004, email: bortzcars@gmail.com. Website: https://youtu.be/Qv8ge3emDSQ. (IL) S/N N1700295. British Racing Green & yellow/black. 35,000 miles. I4 (inline 4), 5-spd manual. Left-hand drive with 1,700-cc Ford Kent crossflow 4-cylinder engine rated at 133 horsepower when new, Weber sidedraft carburetors, 5-speed Ford T-9 manual gearbox, and De Dion rear suspension. Previously a California car, this example was purchased in 2013 by its previous owner and driven approximately 10,000 miles over the following four years. Acquired recently by the selling dealer, the car now has 35k S/N 11304400000000. White/red. 37,589 miles. Other, 3-spd automatic. This stunningly beautiful, low-mileage Pagoda with automatic transmission and factory a/c is void of rust and has just been awakened from over 10 years of sleeping in the past-40-year owner’s garage. We recently spent close to $10,000 servicing all items that were in need; fuel system, complete brake system, as well as servicing of all components. Gauges all work and are in like-new condition. The drive is extraordinary, with a tight suspension and smooth shifts. There is no indication of rust repair on the car. The car comes with tool roll and manuals. This is not a restored car. $73,500 OBO. Contact Jeffery, Ph: 615.971.4409, email: jeff@jpfrazier.com. Website: http://www. jpfrazier.com. (TN) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.9 Sedan S/N 1091810000000. Blue/creme. 100,200 miles. 3-spd automatic. Extraordinary condition 6.3 from well known marque collectors. Stunning example 190 Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery with extensive service history with major components replaced, repaired or rebuilt. The car measures as original paint and looks in person as nice as pictures reflect. Compression check on engine performed on November 7, 2017, with excellent results: #1-170 lbs, #2-165 lbs, #3-175 lbs, #4-180 lbs, #5-175 lbs, #6-160 lbs, #7-165 lbs, #8-160 lbs. Fresh rebuild on transmission. Stainless-steel exhaust, replaced heads by Mercedes franchise in Arizona. Recent $10,000 invoice by marque specialist that includes the transmission, steering box, shock absorbers, drive-shaft bushings and brake work. $78,800 OBO. Contact Jeffery, Ph: 615.971.4409, email: jeff@jpfrazier.com. Website: http://www. jpfrazier.com. (TN) 1971 Porsche 911 T coupe S/N 9111100460. Light Ivory/black. 181,828 miles. H6 (flat 6), 5-spd manual. This is a beautiful, numbers-matching car that has spent most of its life in California and Texas. It came with the factory “S option” package. Originally Signal Yellow; repainted in 1991 (has some rock chips). Engine and transmission overhauled. Still has its original, solid body panels. Several upgrades installed. $90,000 OBO. Contact Roy, Ph: 281.450.2887, email: royedove@gmail.com. (TX) 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo coupe S/N 14963. Rosso Chiaro/black. 52,000 miles. V12, 5-spd manual. Spyder conversion, highly detailed and beautiful exterior finish. Fitted with a nice black leather interior with elegant dark red carpets. The top looks good up or down and folds easily out of sight when down. Front wheel wells, rocker panels, and rear wheel wells have all been reinforced for a very rigid body. Makes excellent power with no visible smoke and excellent oil pressure. The suspension is soft and compliant, and the brakes stop the car effectively and evenly. The second-gear synchro is unusually good, both when warm and cold. This is a wonderful driving car, and thanks to factory power steering, all the controls are light to the touch and operate harmoniously. Perhaps no Ferrari of the era achieved such a pleasant balance between performance and luxury, combined with the wonderful Ferrari V12 exhaust note. Beautiful Borrani wires with near-new tires. Original briefcase tool set and well-documented ownership history going back to the early 1970s. Enjoy topless V12 Ferrari motoring and the best exhaust sound of any of the Enzo-era street cars. $275,000 OBO. Contact Michael, Ph: 260.433.5835, email: mike.westrick@ me.com. (IN) Grand Prix White/tan leather with Tartan inserts. 18,900 miles. H6 (flat 6), manual. One owner for 35-years. 18k original miles. Over $30k of recent services. Numbers matching with CoA. Auto Kennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911, email: paul@ autokennel.com. Website: http://www.autokennel. com. (CA) ITALIAN 1953 Fiat Topolino wagon 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano coupe for more than 40 years. Was passed down from generation to generation from its original purchase in 1953. Mostly original, interior in beautiful condition for its age, new paint in 2008, engine and all mechanicals work as they should. $50,000 OBO. Contact Micheal, Ph: 323.855.4359, email: jippiejake@mac.com. (CA) 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Alloy convertible S/N JH4NA1185ST000332. Black/black. 48,000 miles. V6, 5-spd manual. 3.0-L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine. Beautifully presented and exceptionally wellcared-for example. Removable targa roof. Fantastic leather interior. Great paint and body. Runs and drives spectacularly. Fully equipped with optional features. Just serviced and ready to enjoy. Offers/ trades invited. $59,900 OBO. Central Classic Cars. Contact Mark, Ph: 419.517.1795, email: sales@ centralclassiccars.com. (OH) 1999 Acura NSX T coupe S/N 1B3BR65E6TV100098. White w/ blue stripes/black & blue. 18,000 miles. V10, 6-spd manual. Original owner, low miles, 100% original. No paintwork, still looks new. Cold a/c. Hard top and tonneau included. Naples, FL. $48,000. Contact Lou, Ph: 239.597.4427, (FL) RACE 1964 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite roadster JAPANESE 1995 Acura NSX coupe 1996 Dodge Viper RT/10 roadster Silver/26,000 miles. V6, 6-spd manual. Rare silver with 6-speed. Low miles. All scheduled services performed. New timing belt. Pampered car with clean CARFAX. San Francisco area. $70,000. Contact William, Ph: 707.939.8173, email: billyoung1228@ aol.com. (CA) AMERICAN 1968 Chevrolet Corvette 427 convertible S/N ABL026458. Gray/tan. 67,000 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Old race car. This is a great fatherand-son project. Price not important. Just needs a good home. $5,000 OBO. Race Car Fabrication. Contact Jim, Ph: 925.963.0570, email: galluccijim@ aol.com. (CA) 1960s Indy prototype racer S/N 258054. Gray & wood/tan. 10,154 miles. V4, 4-spd automatic. Owned by the same Sicilian family S/N ZFFFF60LX70153986. Gray/red. 22,711 miles. V12, 6-spd automatic. Very well maintained. Leather is in excellent condition, smells like new. This is a full-option vehicle with all the exclusive features including the carbon-fiber interior, GPS, Bluetooth, factory custom-made interior, premium wheels and red brake calibers. Tires and brakes are in very good condition. $136,999. Speed Luxury Group. Contact Bruno, Ph: 786.470.6020, email: bruno@ speedluxurygroup.com. Website: http://www. speedautosales.us/ferrari-599-gtb-fiorano-coupeused-doral-fl_vid_7179203.html. (FL) Safari Yellow/18,525 miles. Black interior and black soft top, very original matching-numbers, blackplate example equipped with Tri-Power 400-hp, 427-ci V8 engine, 4-speed transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, AM-FM radio, tinted glass, dual sides mirrors and starburst alloy wheels, complete with handbook and manual in original pouch and original steering wheel, a very well equipped example in a great Corvette color combination. $59,500 OBO. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: http://www. heritageclassics.com/inventory/detail/1439-chevroletcorvette-427-roadster.html. (CA) V8, 2-spd automatic. This car thought to be a shopbuilt, early-’60s Indy Car prototype. Features a rear-mounted Chevy small-block V8 connected to a 2-speed Hildebrand H2210 gearbox and Lobro half shafts. This car also has Hildebrand fuel injection, NHRA blast-proof transmission, Vertex magneto and Weaver Brothers dry sump. Has an HRS sticker on the windshield indicating some historical racing. Sold on a bill of sale. $31,500. Tom Lange. Contact Boyd, Ph: 954.562.3247, email: bgumpert@tomlange. com. (IN) © 192 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) 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) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. 3020 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) GAA Classic Cars Auction, Greensboro, NC. 1.855.862.2257. A Premier Classic, Antique and Unique Vehicle Auction Experience. Offering 550 vehicles three times a year — March, July and November. All presented in a climate-controlled, enclosed, permanent, dedicated facility affectionately called “The Palace”. GAA Classic Cars brings you a customer-oriented team full of southern hospitality, a floor team with many years of classic auction experience and a selection of vehicles that continues to evolve and grow with each sale. www.gaaclassiccars.com 1.855.862.2257 (NC) 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) 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. 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) 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, Worldwide Auctioneers. Rick Cole Auctions . Over thirty Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors Shows 800.237.8954. Hollywood Wheels is a premier auction house that specializes in Porsche sports cars, European exotics, American classics and historical race cars. Each year, during the Amelia Island Car Week, they host the Amelia Island Select & Auto Retro™ within the ballroom of the Amelia Island Omni Plantation Resort. Hollywood Wheels… Where Great Cars Are Bought & Sold! www.hollywoodwheels.com years ago, Rick Cole conducted the first Monterey auction, his annual events forever changing the historic week dynamic. Rick Cole Auctions provides upscale clientele a boutique and silent auction atmosphere proven to offer the finest cars available, and achieving one of the top 10 multi-million-dollar sales of all time. August 17–19. Marriott Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf. info@ rickcole.com www.rickcole.com (CA) 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogbased, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. 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 $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) Leake 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. 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international 194 RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. For further information, visit www.RMSothebys.com. (CAN) estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Centerline International. (888) Russo and Steele Collector Auto- 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 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) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Appraisals custom mosaics of your automobile. Email: exoticmosaics@sbcglobal.net. exoticmosaics.com. Steve Austin’s Automobilia & 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) Automobilia Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Automodello. 877.343.2276. Auto- modello™ hand-built limited edition Resin Art™ in 1:24, 1:43, and F1 in 1:12 scale. Automodello is the exclusive licensed builder for premium quality curbside 1:24 with 1970s Lincoln Continental, 1965 Buick Riviera GS, 1954 Kaiser-Darrin and pre-war one-offs from Delage, Delahaye, Cord, Duesenberg and Packard. In 1:12, 1967 Lotus 49, and in 2018 the 1967 Eagle GuneyWeslake Spa winner. In 1:43, 1981 Gurney Eagle Challenger hand-signed by Dan Gurney (his favorite racer) and 1934 Packard V12 Dietrich. Free worldwide shipping on orders over $149, 10% discount to SCM readers: ONE24SCM on Automodello.com 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 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. warranties on most cars. Trades accepted. Top cash paid for your classics, exotic or hi-line automobiles. garycg@ aol.com www.autosportgroup.com (FL) including over 25 Porsches. We appreciate our many repeat customers with over 15,000 cars bought and sold since 1986. www.ChequeredFlag.com sales@chequeredflag.com (CA) Classic Car Dashes. Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) Sales@ClassicCarDashes.com. Specializing in reproduction and replacement dash pads for many of your favorite cars, trucks and SUVs. Each pad is manufactured as close as possible to original specs. All dash pads offer quality in both fit and appearance and are manufactured in the U.S. www.ClassicCarDashes.com (PA) Classic Fit Covers. California Car Cover Company. Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. ImagCoachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. raisals custom mosaics of your automobile. Email: exoticmosaics@sbcglobal.net. exoticmosaics.com. Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as col- lections 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) Automobilia Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Automodello. 877.343.2276. Auto- modello™ hand-built limited edition Resin Art™ in 1:24, 1:43, and F1 in 1:12 scale. Automodello is the exclusive licensed builder for premium quality curbside 1:24 with 1970s Lincoln Con- tinental, 1965 Buick Riviera GS, 1954 Kaiser-Darrin and pre-war one-offs from Delage, Delahaye, Cord, Duesen- berg and Packard. In 1:12, 1967 Lotus 49, and in 2018 the 1967 Eagle Guney- Weslake Spa winner. In 1:43, 1981 Gurney Eagle Challenger hand-signed by Dan Gurney (his favorite racer) and 1934 Packard V12 Dietrich. Free worldwide shipping on orders over $149, 10% discount to SCM readers: ONE24SCM on Automodello.com Everett Anton Singer has been sup- plying 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 Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. Eu- ropean Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, pri- vate collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicho- las Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. warranties on most cars. Trades ac- cepted. Top cash paid for your classics, exotic or hi-line automobiles. garycg@ aol.com www.autosportgroup.com (FL) including over 25 Porsches. We appre- ciate our many repeat customers with over 15,000 cars bought and sold since 1986. www.ChequeredFlag.com sales@chequeredflag.com (CA) Classic Car Dashes. Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inven- tory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top-of- the-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pick- up anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) Sales@ClassicCarDashes.com. Spe- cializing in reproduction and replace- ment dash pads for many of your fa- vorite cars, trucks and SUVs. Each pad is manufactured as close as possible to original specs. All dash pads offer quality in both fit and appearance and are manufactured in the U.S. www.ClassicCarDashes.com (PA) Classic Fit Covers. California Car Cover Company. Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. Imag- Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present excep- tional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, pre- cise research, unique historical docu- ments and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our web- site to view our latest titles and order. ine ine if you had the best of the best to market your car for sale. Jesse Alexander taking all the photographs. Lee Iacocca working with buyers. Keith Martin introducing you to the right car clubs. Well, the father and son team of AutoKennel do just that for all their clients. Paul and Ed Kramer, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. www.autokennel.com (CA) 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. Canepa of Scotts Valley. Automotive Restorations. driversroad.com 513.490.5621. Large portfolio of automotive art prints, new and old, street or race, four wheels or two! Any car you had, have or desire! Custom commissions and commercial work accepted. Steve Petrosky, driversroad, 8711 Reading Road E1 Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 (OH) 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com 831.430.9940. Offering fine investmentgrade collectable road cars and racecars for sale. Our 70,000-square-foot facility houses world-class, on-premises restoration and motorsports facilities where automotive artisans ensure every detail of our inventoried vehicles meet the highest levels of refinement and preparation. Canepa is interested in purchasing exceptional, original and restored automobiles. sales@canepa.com www. canepa.com (CA) sales@ClassicFitCovers.com. Welcome to Classic Fit Covers. We specialize in custom fit car covers and seat protectors for classic and modern vehicles. At Classic Fit Covers you get quality materials, superior craftsmanship and fast delivery...all at a great price! We have you Covered! www.ClassicFitCovers.com (PA) Classic Investments Inc. 303.388.9788. Barn find. Redefined. Since 1989 our company specializes in the restoration, sales and service of 1950s–1970s Classic European sports cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche and Mercedes. Colorado’s premier one-stop shop for all of a collector’s needs. Friendly, knowledgeable, passionate staff welcomes you to call for all inquiries; our in-house factory-trained Ferrari mechanic has 40 years’ experience. www.ClassicInvest.com (CO) Charles Prince Classic Cars. Based in London, we are specialists in the finest historic motorcars and in contact with dealers and collectors from around the world. We offer the best advice and service in the collector car field. Int T: (0)798 5988070 or email: sales@ charlesprinceclassiccars.com www.charlesprinceclassiccars.com. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history and helping collectors obtain, restore and sell classic vehicles. Our world-class facility houses three showrooms of cars and department specialty areas to perform all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) Autosport Groups. 561.676.1912 Exotic Mosaics. 805.544.4093. Unique and original mosaic hand-crafted wall hangings of automotive subjects by mosaic artist Jim Valentine. Made with glazed ceramic tile with aluminum frame and hanging wire. Can create February 2018 or 954.401.4535. Over 42 years experience offering Luxury, Classic, Exotic and Hi-line motorcars worldwide. Autosport Groups is highly respect- ed for our fine selection of preowned luxury, classic, exotic and sports cars, as well as exceptional customer service. We offer easy financing and extended Chequered Flag. 310.827.8665. Chequered Flag is Los Angeles’ best known classic car dealer. We specialize in European classic and sports cars, particularly air-cooled Porsches. We have over 100 classics in inventory Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell 195


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. 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) 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 location with quick payment. Please call or visit our website to view current inventory. www.kurttannermotorcars.com (CA) Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports Car Brokers. 831.373.3131. Mohr Imports Inc. of Monterey, CA, pleased to be serving the collector car community for the past 30 years. Our goal is to present and represent your car in the very best way possible. We specialize in European classics. Visit us at www.MohrImports.com. (CA) Legendary Motorcar Company. Heritage Classics Motorcar ComCorvette America. 800.458.3475. The #1 manufacturer & supplier of interiors, parts and wheels for all generations of Corvettes. Our Pennsylvania manufacturing facility produces the finest quality Corvette interiors and our distribution center is stocked with thousands of additional Corvette-related products. Corvette America is a member of the RPUI family of companies. www.CorvetteAmerica.com (PA) 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 Daniel Schmitt & Co. 314.291.7000. A family tradition for over 50 years, Daniel Schmitt & Co. provides sophisticated collectors, investors and enthusiasts throughout the world with high-quality classic motorcars. Located in historic St. Louis, Missouri, our classic car gallery spans four acres; boasts two recently renovated showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department and a world-class restoration facility. www.schmitt.com info@schmitt.com (MO) DriverSource. 281.497.1000. Pursuing & Preserving Fine Automobiles Since 2005, DriverSource is a leading specialist in the classic collector car market. Our concept of sales, service and storage is tailor made to the automotive enthusiast lifestyle. To learn more about our services or inventory, please give as a call or contact us via email. sales@driversource.com. www.driversource.com Paramount Automotive Group/ Capital Gains Taxes? We Can Help. Ideal Classic Cars. 855.324.0394. Girardo & Co. +44 (0) 203 621 2923. Girardo & Co. provide clients with a specialist service offering expert advice in buying, selling and sourcing classic cars at the very top end of the collector’s market, whilst delivering the best possible service to clients. www.girardo.com info@girardo.com Our goal as a company is to showcase the highest investment-quality, restored classic cars to the world; while offering these vehicles at a fair market price. Our attention to detail is unsurpassed. If you are looking for a true investment car that will go up in value...contact us. We have a full sales and service department. We also provide shipping worldwide. We are in business simply because of our love and passion for classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Let us share that with you. www.idealclassiccars.net (FL) Magellan Planning Group. 800.377.1332. We use a simple, proven strategy to defer taxes on the sale of highly appreciated assets. We call it the Capital Gains Deferral Trust and it has helped individuals just like you maximize their profit and minimize their tax burden. Call for a free brochure today. www.magellanplanning.com 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) 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 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) Morris and Welford. 949.679.4999. Morris and Welford, a JD Classics company, are established, fine collector car dealers based in Newport Beach, California. We have a 14,800 sq ft showroom with cars for sale, cars on consignment, collection management, appraisal services and more. www.morrisandwelford.com Email: pat@morrisandwelford.com 4040 Campus Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector, with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment-grade classic car. Since 2009, we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Mustang America. 844.249.5135. Mustang America is a new company initially specializing in first generation (1965–1973) Mustang parts, interiors and accessories. Launched by Corvette America, Mustang America provides the same level of world-class customer service, product quality and fast delivery. We look forward to serving the vintage Mustang enthusiast. www.MustangAmerica.com (PA) Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Milestone Motorcars. Kurt Tanner Motorcars. Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited 196 909.241.1051. An exclusive European Sports Car dealer located in Orange County, CA. Over 35 years experience in the classic car business with a distinguished previous reputation for AustinHealey restorations. We accurately and honestly present fine European cars for sale in today’s market. Buy/sell/trade. We purchase and pick up from any U.S. 561.509.7251. We are passionate about classic performance automobiles. A lifetime of experience has given us the ability to help those who share our enthusiasm, whether our clients are experienced collectors or just starting down the road. Let us share with you the passion we feel every day. SALES ~ SERVICE ~ SUPPORT ~ PARTS ~ COMPETITION www.milestonemotorcarsllc.com Sports Car Market 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 RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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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) high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75-plus examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) Classic Car Transport Reliable Carriers Inc. 877.744.7889. Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. West Coast Classics. 310.399.3990. Pendine. 0044 (0)7770 762751. Pen- dine specializes in the sale of historic cars for road and track. While focusing specifically on British cars from the immediate post-war period to the 1970s, our experience ranges from Edwardian racers to the supercars of the 1990s. Please call us at 0044 (0)7770 762751, or email james@pendine.co and check out our website www.pendine.co (U.K.) West Coast Classics are internationally renowned California Classic Car Dealers who specialize in buying and selling of rare and classic European and American classic cars. Two branch locations in Southern California; 1205 Bow Avenue in Torrance, and 1918 Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica. We ship throughout the world and will provide you with unparalleled service of your rare, sports, exotic, luxury, collector or classic car needs. www. WestCoastClassics.com info@WestCoastClassics.com (CA) Car Storage Gripping the wheel of your dream car and starting the engine for the first time is a high point for any enthusiast. We are the premier enclosed auto transport company that will ensure your car arrives safely for that experience. For over 35 years, our standards for excellence have had clients returning time and time again. Trust the Best. Trust Intercity Lines. www.Intercitylines.com As the country’s largest enclosed-auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event or are shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collection Management McCollister’s Auto Transport. CAR LIFTS PLUS.COM 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. 203.509.5353. Need a Lift? Need Service on your current Car Lifts? Sales, service and guaranteed installations. Residential and commercial car lifts. We are a well-established car lift company and an authorized dealer for all major brands, with hundreds of happy customers throughout the Northeast. Personal service offering on-site measuring and preconstruction layout advice for new projects. Our experienced 5-star technicians provide full-service professional installation, from delivery to safety training. Fully insured with offices and warehousing in CT and NJ to better serve our clientele. WHAT’S IN YOUR GARAGE? More cars of course, when you call 203.509.5353! www.CarLiftsPlus.com 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 RideCache Your documentation represents 5% or more of your vehicle’s value – yet it is fading away in folders and binders susceptible to loss or damage. Let our professionals take those binders and turn them into organized, protected, transferable digital resources – all for less than the cost of a high-end detailing service. Learn more at ridecache.com/SCM RideCache—Organize, Manage, Preserve your Collection. Collector Car Insurance Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a Classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse Symbolic International. 858.259.0100. Symbolic International is one of the premier dealers of classic cars and vintage race cars in the world. Our spectacular vehicles are available for purchase and worldwide delivery. Our knowledgeable team, with over 100 years of combined experience, can help you find the perfect car for your collection. www.symbolicinternational.com info@symbolicinternational.com (CA) CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. CARS are now able to offer secure indoor vehicle storage solutions at its new state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Los Angeles. Contact CARS directly to discuss your vehicle storage requirements and find out more about the many services that we offer. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy – hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com Vintage Motors of Sarasota. 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include sales, acquisitions and consignment of February 2018 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 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. Grundy Insurance. 888.647.8639. James A. Grundy invented Agreed Value Insurance in 1947; no one knows more about insuring collector cars than Grundy! With no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, low rates, and high liability limits, our coverages are specifically designed for collector car owners. Grundy can also insure your 197


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. daily drivers, pickup trucks, trailers, motorhomes, and more — all on one policy and all at their Agreed Value. www.grundy.com (PA) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) 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) performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–present. www.welshent.com (OH) Events—Concours, Car Shows event featuring one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. The Quail maintains its intimacy and exclusivity by limiting admission through lottery ticket allocations. Admission is inclusive of six gourmet culinary pavilions, caviar, oysters, fine wines, specialty cocktails, champagne, and more. Web: signatureevents.peninsula.com. (CA) Finance 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! Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. English 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) Concours d’Elegance of America. 2018 marks the 40th Annual Concours d’Elegance of America, July 27th–29th, at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. We continue to be one of the most recognized automotive events in the world. A weekend filled with over 15 events for automobile enthusiasts of all ages. Sunday’s field will host 300 spectacular automobiles from around the world. www.concoursusa.org (MI) 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 Allard Motor Works J2X is a hand-crafted version of the famed British competition roadster that stirred the crowds in Europe and the Americas in the early 1950s. Our modern J2X MkIII, recognized by the Allard Register, integrates the latest technology into the original 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 Ferrari Financial Services. Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. The South: a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA, and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall — October 27–November 5, 2017 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. 201.510.2500. As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. German Art’s Star Classics. 800.644.STAR 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) Lajollaconcours.com. 619.233.5008. lajollaconcours@mcfarlanepromotions.com La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 6-8, 2018. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. (CA) (1.800.644.7827). 30 years of expertise in new and hard to find parts, as well as component restoration for all Mercedes from 1931–1971. Servicing owners and restorers worldwide. Star Classics also offers: Sales and Acquisitions of all ’50s and ’60s Mercedes and restoration project management for car owners so they realize the car of their dreams. Contact us today: info@artsstarclassics.com www.artsstarclassics.com International Phone #:1.602.397.5300 Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) 198 Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast The BMW CCA is the world’s largThe Quail, A Motorsports Gath- ering. 831.620.8879. A prominent component of Monterey Car Week, The Quail is a world-renowned motorsports 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 Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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club represents a lifestyle of passion and performance. Join the Club today at bmwcca.org or by calling 800.878.9292. respected Mercedes-Benz experts, we strive to not only continue the restoration and sales excellence we’ve worked so hard to develop, but to also bring awareness to the appreciation, preservation and history of the automobile. scott@scottgrundfor.com www.scottgrundfor.com (CA) Bud’s Benz. 800.942.8444. At Bud’s, we sell a full line of MercedesBenz parts for cars from the 1950s through the 1980s. We do minor and major service work on most Mercedes. Restoration work; including paint, interior, mechanical and other services are available. We pride ourselves in doing work that is tailored to our customers’ needs and budgets. We also (locally) work on later-model Mercedes, BMW, and Mini Coopers. Computer diagnostics and work related to keeping your daily driver on the road are all available at Bud’s. www.budsbenz.com (GA) Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas. 855.903.7532. Gaudin Porsche boasts 42,000 square feet, making it one of the largest Porsche dealerships in the U.S. It is also the first Certified Porsche Classic Partner in the country, encompassing highly-skilled service technicians specializing in classics, original parts and a variety of available models, all under one roof. Owned by the Gaudin Motor Company, a family-owned automotive dealer since 1922. For more information visit www.GaudinClassic. com (NV) Import/Export Leasing 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 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than Mercedes-Benz Classic DC Automotive. 1.877.287.6749. Rob and the team at DC Automotive are Porsche fanatics. They eat, sleep and breathe Porsche – sometimes to the dismay of their spouses. But they know that finding new, used and rebuilt 1965 to 2013 Porsche parts can be overwhelming. That’s why they’re committed to having your back – plus front, engine, interior, body, wheels, electrical, everything – for 911s, Cayennes, Boxsters, Caymans, 944s, 968s, 914s and 928s. Call us today at 1-877-287- 6749. http://dcautocatalog.com Porsche Club of America. 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) February 2018 410.381.0911. We know the joy Porsche ownership can bring, and we’ve built a community around that. With 3,000-plus events each year – from competitive club racing to relaxing getaways, from driver education to technical sessions – there is something for everyone in PCA. Whether reuniting with old friends or making new ones, we hope you will join us! www.PCA.org Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. (1.866.622.5277). The trusted center of competence for all classic MercedesBenz enthusiasts. Located in Irvine, CA, the Classic Center is the only sales and restoration facility in the U.S. exclusively operated by Mercedes-Benz. Over 50,000 Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts in its assortment. From small services to full ground-up restorations, work is always true to original. Ever-changing showcase of for-sale vehicles. We are your trusted source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. If you need your vehicle transported, CARS have the expertise and knowledge to ensure it arrives in perfect condition, on time, and with no unexpected costs. CARS are able to action any shipping request through its own offices in the U.K., New York, Los Angeles and Japan, and via its network of global agents. Whether your vehicle needs to be transported by road, sea or air freight, please get in touch and allow CARS to take the worry and stress out of your shipment needs. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy — hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than $1 million, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal Cosdel International Transportation. 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 Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010. Bryan W. Shook, Esquire, acts for and represents leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses, and private individuals Internationally. He has been responsible for innumerable and prominent cases, distinguishing himself with his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles and network of contacts, experts and clients. He is redefining automotive law. www.vintagecarlaw.com (PA) Museums Hamann Classic Cars. Scott Grundfor Company. 805.474.6477. Since the 1970s, Scott Grundfor Company has set the bar with best of show cars. Four decades later, we continue our long and rich tradition of excellence in the collectible car and restoration market. As trusted and 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 Barber Vintage Motorsports Mu- 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 199


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. or email, Lee Clark,Senior Manager of Restoration and Conservation LClark@Barbermuseum.org www.Barbermuseum.org (AL) manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. http://quicksilver-exhausts.myshopify.com. Race Ramps. 866.464.2788. LeMay—America’s Car Museum celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the fourlevel, 165,000-square-foot museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and offers a majestic view above Commencement Bay. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. LeMay—America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) info@lemaymuseum.org www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) Parts, Accessories & Car Care Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since Evans Waterless Coolant is the solution to running too hot. With a boiling point of 375°F, our revolutionary liquid formulation is a superior alternative to water-based coolants. Evans eliminates water vapor, hotspots and boil-over, resulting in a less pressurized, more efficient cooling system and preventing corrosion, electrolysis and pump cavitation. Evans also protects down to -40°F and lasts the lifetime of the engine. See how it works at www.evanscoolant.com. 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a prewax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. Unlike ordinary polishes, Swissvax restores the valuable oils of the paint finish that become starved over time and is safe for all paint finishes. Swissvax is also worldwide OEM supplier to Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bugatti and Lamborghini. www.swissvax.com www.swissvax.us Racing Services 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) launch their careers. Our Automotive Restoration program prepares passionate people to be the next generation of automobile restorers. The program, led by legendary designer Tom Matano, explores the techniques, processes and historical studies necessary to restore classic cars. Contact us and get started on your artistic journey! 79 New Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA. www.academyart.edu/AutoR Brighton Motorsports. TOURANIL Leather by AERISTO +1 (817) 624-8400. A deep passion for classic automobiles has led AERISTO’s founder Christian Schmidt to develop an authentic line of classic, vegetable tanned leathers. AERISTO, the market leader for high end, technical aviation leathers is now proud to offer their TOURANIL article to the restoration community. All raw materials are sourced from premium South German bull hides, available in stock in a wide array of colors. Please reach out to AERISTO to learn more. info@aeristo.com www.aeristo.com 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan Motor Company Dealer, warranty and repair, and expert service facility for your collector car. Privately owned, we are conveniently located in North Phoenix. We offer a unique collection of Morgan cars, The Morgan Three Wheeler and special interest European vehicles and motorcycles. www.BrightonMotorsports.com or info@brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) Brightworks. 937.773.5127. BrightAlan Taylor Company Inc. Vintage Racing Services. P21S Auto Care Products. Since 1984, P21S Auto Care Products have been the favorite of auto enthusiasts throughout North America. Representing factory-approved German car care at its finest, P21S wheel care products’ “safe cleaning” approach has saved thousands of expensive alloy wheels from the surface damage that harsh cleaners can cause. P21S paste waxes deliver an award-winning shine and 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) 203.377.6745. Our full-service shop facility and experienced staff provide all aspects of racecar construction, setup and repair for production-based cars to purpose-built sports racers to formula cars. We can build a racecar from the ground up, restore your historic vintage racer to its former glory or maintain your racecar, all to ensure your maximum enjoyment. Our trackside support, transportation, racecar rental and coaching can round out your experience. Our sister company, Automotive Restorations Inc., offers high-quality upholstery, body and paint and panel fabrication services. www.automotiverestorations.com/vrs/home Restoration — General 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War European and American Automobiles. With an emphasis on French Marques including Bugatti & Delahaye and over 50 years of experience in the automotive field, we have proven to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our facility provides a full-array of services including Fabrication, Metal-Shaping, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding, Machine Shop, Award-Winning Upholstery, Paint Shop and Pattern Making & Castings. Providing these services in-house has proved to be highly efficient and has enabled us to provide our clients with the highest level of old-fashioned quality workmanship, professionalism and client services. www.alantay- lorcompany.com works has partnered with Ruote Borrani to be the only authorized restorer of Ruote Borrani wheels in the world, and to be a distributor for any new Ruote Borrani products in North America. We use the original Ruote Borrani drawings and blueprints to restore your wheels to exact factory standards and offset. Additionally, we use the correct font letter/number stamps to re-create all of the original markings to restore your Borrani wheels to be factory original, correct and certified. www.brightworkrestoration.com (OH) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Automotive Restorations. QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 011 44 1428 687722. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust systems for various reasons — originality, durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. We’re the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is important, but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern 200 Academy of Art University. 800.544.2787. Take the wheel and bring the past to life. Academy of Art University provides aspiring artists and designers the education they need to 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 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) 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 Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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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) The Guild of Automotive RestorExotic Auto Recycling. 916.638.8000, 855.638.8878. Exotic Auto Recycling is a Central California-based auto parts supplier that specializes in used and new replacement parts for Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini. We believe that this specialized approach allows us to be more knowledgeable of our products. Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini is not just our business, it’s also our passion. For a 10% discount on used parts use discount code SCM10 at the time of purchase. sales@exoticautorecycling.com www.exoticautorecycling.com (CA) ers. 905.775.0499. One of the most widely recognized names in the world of collector cars. As seen on Discovery, History and National Geographic TV. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) Sport and Specialty. 815.629.2717. On the Road Again Classics. 408.782.1100. Northern California’s largest Classic & British auto restoration & repair shop is a 12,000 square foot facility under one roof! We opened our doors in 2008 and 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. Exoticars USA. 908.996.4889, Wil de Groot’s Exoticars USA has serviced and restored Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini in the NJ, PA, NY region since 1979. We’re passionate about keeping your car fast, reliable, beautiful and authentic. Our mechanical, paint/ body, electronic, machining and fabricating work is unsurpassed and awardwinning. We have specialized equipment and knowledge to service newer and vintage models and everything in between. www.exoticars-usa.com. (NJ) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and inde- Keith Martin’s We are specialists in Austin-Healey and Jaguar cars but have experience in a variety of other marques, to include; most British cars, Alfa Romeo, Corvette, Aston Martin, Ferrari and early Lotus. Our work includes: All levels of restoration services, (full, mechanical, sympathetic, etc.), simple repairs, ongoing maintenance and vintage race preparation. We also offer full mechanical services; Engine, transmission, overdrive, differential and component rebuilds. www.sportandspecialty.com pendently 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 in-house restoration and repair services as well as collection and event support. Creative is a multi-marque workshop, specializing in the forensic restoration of post-war European cars. However, we support our Clients’ diverse collections — and have extensive experience in antique, pre/post war American, muscle and racing vehicles. info@TheCreativeWorkshop.com www.TheCreativeWorkshop.com Vintage Underground. The Creative Workshop. 954.920.3303. The Creative Workshop is a Pebble Beach award winning fullservice concours restoration shop located in South East Florida. Our 10,000+ sq. ft. facility provides comprehensive, 541.510.5296. Vintage Underground is a full service facility located in Eugene, Oregon. We harness a collection of old-school skills and tools. We work to restore, repair and preserve historical machines. We have full-restoration build and assembly facilities on-site. We also offer a full complement of services including; panel beating, body and paint, trim & interior, engine building, machining, research and full chassis system building and service. www.vintageunderground.us (OR) © Sports Car Market SCM 30th Anniversary Posters & Prints Our unique art covers celebrating our milestone anniversary are now available online. Choose from four available posters or a limited, signed & numbered print. www.sportscarmarket.com/posters Alfa GTZ — “Bella Figura” poster Posters: $20 each (plus shipping) 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 FOLLOW SCM All Three Combined Limited-Edition Archival Print Signed and Numbered $150 (plus shipping) All Three Combined poster February 2018 McLaren F1 — “Macca Papaya” poster 201 ™ Ferrari GTO — “Cavallo Verde” poster


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Carl Bomstead eWatch Tintin Sold 200 Million Copies Total Tintin book sales might be richer than the $450 million “Salvator Mundi” masterpiece Thought Carl’s The art world was in a buzz after Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “Salvator Mundi” sold for $450.3 million. Lost in the shuffle was the Paris sale of an India ink drawing of Tintin and his dog Snowy for $500,000. Tintin was a comic character created by Belgian artist Georges Remi — under the pen name of Hergé — in the late 1930s. The comic album was translated into 90 languages, and more than 200 million copies were sold. Other recent sales from the India ink album have been well over $1 million, so I guess we can call this a bargain of sorts. full of the various cans and other products. This is one of the more desirable pieces due to the colorful graphics and six product cans. Sold for a reasonable price considering the strong condition. unused condition. The corners were crimped a bit, and there was mild storage wear. This is an exceptional sign that dates to the 1940s. Harley stuff is always in demand, and this colorful sign sold for the going rate. WM MORFORD AUCTIONS. LOT 44. HUDSON AUTOMOBILES NEON LIGHT-UP CLOCK. SOLD AT: $1,092. Date: 12/1/2017. This is an attractive Hudson Sales Service clock with a neon outer ring. It is about 20 inches in diameter and appears to be in excellent condition, with the Hudson logo intact and just a bit of wear or patina. These are always popular, as they serve a purpose in the car barn with a period look. Sold at the going rate, so this was a solid transaction. WM MORFORD AUCTIONS. LOT 38. STEELCRAFT ICE TRUCK. SOLD AT: $3,776. Date: 12/1/2017. Steelcraft toys were manufactured by the Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company, and they made pressed-steel toys with the same process they used to make automotive parts. They were durable toys, but to find one in this condition, with only mild play wear, is unusual. There were some light scratches and a split on the rear canvas. The price paid reflects the exceptional condition, and the premium is well justified. HEATER TIN SIGN. SOLD AT: $3,658. Date: 12/1/2017. A number of these colorful, selfframed tin signs were found in Texas several years back, and the value continues to appreciate. It measures 18 inches by 40 inches and features a family warm and cozy in the winter weather due to the Francisco heater. There are two versions of this sign with a white background, and they are extremely difficult to find. A wonderful example. WM MORFORD AUCTIONS. LOT 124. WHIZ STOP LEAK RADIATOR COMPOUND DISPLAY. SOLD AT: $3,186. Date: 12/1/2017. Whiz made any number of products, including bedbug powder, but most were for automotive use. There are a number of committed collectors who have impressive cabinets WM MORFORD AUCTIONS. LOT 32. MCFARLAN AUTOMOTIVE HOOD ORNAMENT. SOLD AT: $738. Date: 12/1/2017. This is one of two versions of this mascot. The one used in 1925 has the figure cloaked, and the other that we see here, used 1926–28, is nude. The McFarlan, built between 1910 and 1928, had a reputation of being a well-built, quality automobile, and this is a difficult mascot to find. It’s surprising it did not sell for a bit more. WM MORFORD AUTIONS. LOT 58. HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES TIN DEALER SIGN. SOLD AT: $2,714. Date: 12/1/2017. This tin lithographed dealer sign measured 18 by 23 inches and was in WM MORFORD AUCTIONS. LOT 103. FRANCISCO AUTO 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. 202 WM MORFORD AUCTIONS. LOT 17. WILLYS-KNIGHT SALESMAN’S SAMPLE ENGINE. SOLD AT: $679. Date: 12/1/2017. This interesting salesman’s sample “valve in head” miniature engine illustrated how the innovative engine functioned. It was 4.25 inches in height and there was a knob in back that moved the cylinder up and down. These show up from time to time and usually sell for a touch more than was realized here. Well bought, especially if your old car has the unique engine under the hood. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market