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Thursday January 20, 2000
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1997 FERRARI F50 GT1
The highest performance Ferrari sports car of all,
this is the third of just three cars purpose-built as
works cars for GT1 and LeMans competition. Chassis #003.
1938 BucArn T57C ARAVIS
Only four of these pretty drophead coupes were
built, and this is one of just two supercharged
examples. An exceptional low mileage example,
with a wonderful patina of originality.
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1931 CADILLAC V16 ALL WEATHER PHAETON
The V16 was produced in very small numbers, the
few that remain offer a glimpse into one of the most
exciting automotive eras of all time.
1953 Porsche 356 Cabriolet (Pre A)
1955 Mercury Montclair Convertible
1976 Triumph TR6 Coupe
1964 Jaguar XKE Roadster
1934 MG K3 Magnette
1967 PORSCHE 910/6
Ex-works car. Driven by Hermann and Siffert at
Monza (2nd in class), and by Neerspach and Elford at
Nurburgring (3rd OA). Ex-Matsuda Porsche collection.
1967 CORVETTE (L88)
The ultimate Corvette, the aluminum head L88
is also the rarest, with only 12 survivors. Red/red,
Bloomington certified, documented with original tank
1958 Lincoln Continental MKIII Cony.
1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
1960 Chevrolet Corvette Fl Roadster
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 L71
1965 Chevrolet Corvette L84 FT Rdstr.
1937 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe
1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible
1931 Packard 840 Sport Phaeton
1953 Buick Skylark Convertible
1934 Cadillac V16 Convertible Coupe
1932 Lincoln KB Dual Cowl Phaeton
1935 Lincoln K Convertible Victoria
1963 Elva Porsche Mark VII
1941 CHRYSLER NEWPORT DUAL COWL PHAETON
Only six of these striking LeBaron built cars
were commissioned. One of two in private hands, this
is the actual car that paced the 1941 Indianapolis 500
mile race, after which it was delivered to
Walter P. Chrysler.
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 LS6 Cony.
1931 Packard 840 Kellner Town Car
1947 Jaguar Mark IV Drophead Coupe
1930 Cadillac V16 Coupe
1962 Volkswagen 23 Window Microbus
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Brooks first sale of the new Millennium in the USA
will also represent their first in the Sunshine State
of Florida adding to the Brooks USA auction
calendar which already includes Quail Lodge,
California and Hershey, Pennsylvania.
This major event already includes cars from one of
America's most notable collections - two Type 57
Bugattis, with Corsica and Graber coachwork, and a
Type 38 Bugatti, head the entry list. A beautiful 1930
Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 with coachwork by Castagna, a
1931 Invicta 4 ' litre S-type low chassis tourer and a
1938 BMW 328 from the same collection also add to
the stature of this significant sale
If you are considering the sale of a suitable historic
motor car, or would like further information on the
auction, please contact Paul Clark or Mark Osborne
at Brooks USA on (415) 391 4000 or fax (415) 391
4040 Alternatively you can contact Malcolm Barber
or James Knight in London on +44 (0) 207 228 8000
or fax +44 (0) 207 585 0830.
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Editor & Publisher: Keith Martin
Managing Editor: Cindy Banzer
Art Director: Scott Abts
Copy Editor: Cecile Nierodzinski
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Auction Editor: Dave Brownell
Contributing Editors: Michael Duffey
Auction Reporters: John Apen, Dave Kinney,
Bob LeFlufy, Phil Skinner
Contributors: Pat Braden, Keith Duly,
Glenn Herz, Raymond Milo
Vintage Motorcycles: Tom Young
European Correspondents: Giuseppe Tomasetti,
Legal: Kenneth E. Kahn,
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25 Alfa Romeo
63 Etceterini & Everything Else
64 Vintage Race Cars
76 Display Advertiser's Index
77 Classified Order Form
78 Resource Directory
84, 86 Showcase Gallery
Sports Car Mark!!
24 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600SZ
A Ferrari for rugrats.
29 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2
Enzo's first family car.
1972 Maserati Ghibli Coupe
Sinatra car does well.
1957 Ford Thunderbird F Series Supercharged
a Bird with teeth.
Watch out Corvette owners
Don't yawn, it is an exotic.
35 Christie's International
41 James G. Murphy
The $410K Hemi
41 Brooks UK
49 The Auction
Las Vegas, NV
58 Silver Auctions
9 News, Previews & Gossip
14 Auction 101
16 Ask Mr. Kerb
18 Notes From Europe
30 Sheehan Speaks
61 The Appraiser's Corner
69 Legal Files
74 Porsche Gesprach
10 Auction Calendar
12 Book Reviews
20 You Write, We Read
1955 Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D type
A mere $2.8M takes home the best D type in the world.
1981 BMW M1
28 SCM Cruises the Internet
32 Affordable Classics - 1970
33 Our Cars
Tucker Corporation Compilation Book
73 Porsche 911S
33 The Twenty Year Picture - V12 Classics
62 Mystery Photo Answers
65 Mystery Photo
67 Shelby Corner
68 Comments With Your Renewals
82 New England 1000 Vintage Rally - Four glorious days of motoring
A Collector Car Oasis
he American collector car auction year has just two
seasons. One is the end-of-summer Monterey Historic
extravaganza, with six months worth of activities
crammed like a plczipped computer file into 96 crazy
hours. The trends we saw in Monterey boded well for
the market, with high selling rates from all three companies
there (Christie's, Brooks and RM Classic Cars).
Christie's, under the leadership of David Gooding, should be
acknowledged for continuing to raise the bar at Monterey—each
year, they lead in quality of consignments, thoroughness of catalog
research and communication with potential bidders. RM and
Brooks also continue to improve the quality of their presentations,
to the benefit of buyers and sellers both, but it
is Christie's that is setting the tone in Monterey.
The second season in the collector year arrives each January.
In the Sonoran Desert on the outskirts of Scottsdale,
Arizona, the Barrett-Jackson auction springs to life, its magnificent
white tent acting as a beacon for car enthusiasts from
all over the world. The combination of the spacious setting,
the (usually) glorious weather, the more-than-800 cars and the
100,000-plus attendees makes this event unique.
In the dozen years we have been attending Barrett-Jackson,
we have watched as the auction has adapted and changed with
the times. Where Saturday afternoon prime time was once a parade
of over-priced dinosaurs, Craig Jackson has fine-tuned his selection
so that cars from the hottest market segments, American muscle
and exotic Italian, German and English sports cars, now dominate.
As we've told so many of our collecting friends, if you go to just
one auction in your life, it should be Barrett-Jackson. There is simply
nowhere else where you can see so many cars, so many people,
and learn so much about the hobby in such a short period of time.
Even more than the cars, Barrett-Jackson acts as an annual
convention for the collector car industry. We invite you to stop by
our booth at Barrett-Jackson, say hello and take a demonstration
tour of our web-based searchable database of over 20,000 collector
cars and auction results. Plus, Cindy tells me we've got just a
few spaces left in our Insider's Tour, a highly-popular event where
we help you learn how to tell a metal-flake paint job from one
where the painter just got a lot of shiny dust in his spray gun.
This year, in addition to Barrett-Jackson, Silver, Kruse and RM
will be hosting auctions nearby. Each has its own flavor, and contributes
to the critical mass that makes January in Arizona a collector
scm is pleased to announce that Dave Brownell has joined our
staff in the position of Auction Editor. Brownell has a long and respected
career in the collector car industry, being the founding editor
of Old Cars Weekly and of the Old Cars Price Guide. For 21 years, he
was the editor of Special Interest Autos magazine and concurrently
for 15 years the technical editor of Hemmings Motor News.
As Auction Editor, Brownell will be coordinating the team of
Welcome Aboard, Mr. Brownell
SCM auction reporters at events all over the world, including newly
expanded on-site reports from European auctions. He is implementing
a standardized electronic reporting form for all SCM auction
reporters to use that will flow easily into our web-based searchable
database. Brownell plans to upgrade the quality and consistency
of the SCM auction reports, and to post complete results for
every auction on the SCM web site.
"I've got a lot of respect for what SCM has accomplished, and
I look forward to working with Keith and the SCM gang to broaden
the scope of our reports, and give the readers more of the quality
information they need to make informed decisions in their collecting,"
An enthusiast as well as a scribe, Brownell's collection includes
a 1924 Bentley 3-liter (S/N 564) still fitted with its original one-off
four-seat tourer body by Bamber of Lancashire, and on sunny days
he can be seen motoring down the back roads of Vermont.
If you're looking for an excuse to hop on Air
France and head for Tahiti, SCM is here to help.
We have twice gone to the Bali Hai Hotel and
Resort on Moorea, mixing business with tropical
pleasure, and have just made the last-minute decision
to go back again this March. The reasons
are simple. In Moorea like everywhere else,
progress marches on. The Bali Hai stands as an
example of French Polynesia in the '50s that is
fast disappearing. While hi-rise hotels with
antiseptic lobbies and rooms are proliferating,
the Bali Hai continues to exude its rustic native
charm, with rooms perched on stilts over the fish-rich lagoon. We
fear the opportunity to experience Moorea like this may be slipping
away under the crush of cruise ships and multi-national resort chains.
We're inviting you to join us, and be a part of our exclusive
group. We'll have seminars presenting an insider's perspective on
the collecting world, as well as plenty of opportunties to chat casually
about Ferraris, Jaguars and Porsches while sitting on a whitesand
beach, sipping an exotic drink out of a coconut shell. Moorea
is extremely child-friendly, making this an excellent family vacation
opportunity. Tentative dates are March 17 to 26, 2000 and we've put
together a package that includes nearly everything, at a cost from
LA of just $1,699 (per person, double occupancy, accompanying
children much less) with upgrades available.
Tahiti in March
For details, call Cindy at 503-261-0555, fax 503-252-5854, email
email@example.com . Space will be limited, and available
on a first-come basis.
This month's cover takes us back to the third hour of the 18th
annual 12-hours of Sebring, on March 21, 1959. The painting by
Argentinian artist Alfredo de la Maria shows the Behar/Allison
number 9 Ferrari 250 TR-59, S/N 0768, the eventual second place
finisher, when it was in the overall lead. It is followed closely by
the BonierNoltreps Porsche 718 RSK, most likely S/N 718 017,
which charged on to a third place finish.
The Aston DBR1, carrying number 1, and driven by Roy Salvadori
and Carroll Shelby, lost its clutch and finished 61st overall.
Alfredo de la Maria's paintings have been featured on of several
our covers. While this particular work is not for sale, other de la
Maria paintings and prints are available at www.blackhawkart.com .
We thank Bill Noon of Symbolic Motor Car Company in La Jolla,
California and Chris Nixon, Aston Martin specialist, for providing
the historical background of this artwork.
SCM is always looking for original paintings, drawings and
watercolors to showcase on our cover. Please send samples to:
Art Director, SCM, 6833 SE Pine Court, Portland, OR 97215. •
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V Find out how to tell a fright pig from
a Pebble Beach winner! Be a part of the
most exclusive event of the BarrettJackson
weekend, the 3rd Annual SCM
Barrett-Jackson Insider's Tour. Join
the select group of enthusiasts who will
meet each morning to talk about the
market, and then walk the auction field
with SCM experts to examine cars you
are interested in bidding on and/or just
Find out what "good panel fit" really
means, or why you should avoid a car
with "orange peel by Sunkist" in its paint
job." Learn how to spot an "auction trailer
queen,' and the secret ways a car can
"talk to you."
The insider's tour includes lunch each
day and a hosted dinner, sponsored by
the California Mille, on-site Saturday
As we go to press, a few spots are
still available. Call 503/261-0555; fax
503/252-5854; e-mail: cbanzer@
sportscarmarket.com (OR). See page
53 inside for more information and a
Presenting sponsor for the Insider's
Tour is Grundy Insurance, other sponsors
include Passport Transport, J.J.
Best Collector Car Financing and
The Barrett-Jackson Road Rally,
1/15-19/00, travels through desert lowlands
to high mountain passes in Arizona,
California and Nevada and is open
to pre-'68 classic and vintage cars. Call
Mike Mullan, 602/418-9603 (AZ).
The 8th Annual British Classic
Car Meet, sponsored by the Richmond,
Virginia, Triumph Register Club,
will be held 5/21/00 at the Meadow at
the Boulders, Richmond, Virginia. The
club will also sponsor the Vintage
Triumph Register's Mid-Atlantic
Regionals, 7/12-15/00, at the Hyatt
Hotel in Richmond. For details, call
Ken Nachman, 804/527-1515; e-mail:
V Numerous Alfa-focused events
in the Pacific Northwest are planned
for July, 2000, commencing with
SOVREN's Pacific Northwest
Historics, 7/1-3/00, held at the Seattle
International Raceway; Alfa is the featured
marque. Zupan's Historic Races
follow at Portland International Raceway,
7/7-9/00. The Alfa Romeo Owners
Club of Oregon sponsors the Alfa
Romeo National Convention, 7/1923/00,
in Portland. Call Judy
Buckingham, 206/232-4644; John Hall,
425/641-0306 or 206/232-7633 (WA).
Barrett-Jackson's 1/19-23/00 auc-
tion, Westworld, Scottsdale, Arizona,
features over 800 cars, including a '31
Chrysler Imperial Convertible, '48 Tucker
Torpedo Sedan and a '27 Bugatti Type 43
Grand Sport. For more information, call
602/273-0791; fax 602/244-1538,
Vintage Motor Cars at
Scottsdale, a 65-car auction presented
by AM Classic Cars and Symbolic
Motor Cars, 1/20-21/00, Biltmore Hotel,
Phoenix, Arizona, features a '97
Ferrari F5OGT1, '38 Bugatti T57C
Aravis, '60 Ferrari 250GT SWB California
Spyder, '67 Corvette L88 and a '67
Porsche 910/6. Ph) 519/352-4575; fax
The Atlantic City Classic Car
Auction, a 400-car Kruse auction, will
be part of Atlantic City 2000, 2/25-27/
00, held at the Convention Center. Presented
by G. Potter King, Inc., this
event includes a swap meet produced
by Carlisle Productions, car corral, car
canopy which features '50s and '60s
cars, specialty vehicle section, car salon,
hot rod hall and a 500-booth antiques
and collectibles event for the
ladies. MBNA is even offering an
AuctionCard credit card. For info., call
L'art et l'automobile, located in
East Hampton, New York and said to be
the world's oldest art gallery dedicated
to cars, has held Auctions by Mail this
past year. For future auction consignments
and catalogues, call 631/3298580;
fax 631/329-8589; e-mail:
email@example.com; web site:
Gregor Fisken has for sale, in
addition to a '61 Ferrari 250 GT SEFAC
Hot Rod, '28 Bugatti Type 43 and a '73
Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Competition Daytona,
a Porsche GT1, which is a street-legal
version of Porsche's 24-hours Le Mans
racer. With a twin turbo. 544 hp 3-liter flat
six, a top speed of 200 mph is attained
and 0-60 in 3.6 seconds; it is still under
warranty. Ph) (011) 44 20 7584 3503; fax
(011) 44 20 7584 7403; e-mail:
A source close to Bruce Trenary's
Fantasy Junction reports that in December,
'99, the Emeryville, California, shop
sold a '67 Alfa Romeo Quattroroute
GranSport Zagato for $40K, a price
well above the mid-$30s generally expected
to pay for one of these 92 Alfas
produced. The car is going to Los Angeles..
.Concorso Italian° donated $30K
to the Carmel, California, School District
to fund the beginning phase of building
a new Auto Shop and Technology
Center. . When the New York Auto
Salon's 11/27/99 auction raised $47K
for Paul Newman's charity, The Hole
in the Wall Gang Camp, Newman personally
thanked the audience; an additional
$71,500 was donated to various
non-profits. . .Thanks to SCMer Tom
Oleson, Gig Harbor, Washington, for
sending Editor Martin a copy of the
thoughtful book, Once a Dancer, NYC
Ballet dancer Allegra Kent's autobiography.
Remarking that the book caused
him to recall his days as a professional
dancer in NYC, Martin said, "My toes
started to hurt all over again just
reading it." •
Florida - January 7-9, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Ft.
London - January 13-16, 2000
COYS OF KENSINGTON - Birmingham
Grand Prix, competition, touring and
Arizona - January 13-17, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Scottsdale
Arizona - January 14-16, 2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Fountain Hills
Arizona - January 19-23, 2000
BARRETT-JACKSON - Scottsdale
Arizona - January 21, 2000
RM AUCTIONS - Scottsdale
Florida - February 12-13,2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Boca
Washington - February 12-13,2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Puyallup
Georgia - February 18-19, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Perry
New Jersey - February 25-27,2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Atlantic
Oklahoma - February 25-27, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Oklahoma
California - February 26-27, 2000
KEITH McCORMICK'S PALM
SPRINGS AUCTIONS - Palm Springs
California - February 27, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - San Diego
England - February 28,2000
CHRISTIE'S - London
Florida - March, 2000
BROOKS USA - TBA
Washington - March 4, 2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Spokane
Switzerland - March 6,2000
BROOKS EUROPE - Geneva
Florida - March 10-12, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Tampa
Florida - March 11, 2000
RM AUCTIONS - Amelia Island
Arkansas - March 17-18, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Hot
Florida - March 25-26, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Fort Me yers
California - April, 2000
BROOKS USA - Long Beach
Oregon - April 1, 2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Portland
North Carolina - April 7-8, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Charlotte
Canada - April 7-9, 2000
RM AUCTIONS - Toronto, Ontario
California - April 7-9, 2000
SPECTRUM AUCTIONS- Palm Springs
Colorado - April 14-15, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Denver
Washington - April 15-16, 2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Seattle
Nevada - April 15-16, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Las Vegas
England - April 16, 2000
BROOKS UK - Stafford
Michigan - April 28-30, 2000
RM AUCTIONS - Novi
Texas - April 28-30, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Dallas
New York - April 29, 2000
CHRISTIE'S - Tarrytown
Europe - May, 2000
CHRISTIE'S - Continental Europe
Illinois - May 5-7, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Volo
Washington - May 6,2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Spokane
Indiana - May 12-14, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Auburn
North Carolina - May 19-20, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Raleigh
California - May 19-21, 2000
RM AUCTIONS - Newport Beach
France - May 26-27, 2000
BROOKS EUROPE - Monaco
New York - May 26-27,2000
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Oklahoma - June 2-4, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Tulsa
Montana - June 3,2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Billings
Illinois - June 3, 2000
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CHRISTIE'S - Los Angeles
England - June 22-23, 2000
BROOKS UK - Goodwood
Washington - June 24, 2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Puyallup
Michigan - July, 2000
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RM AUCTIONS - Troy
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SILVER AUCTIONS - Teton Village
Montana - July 8,2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Missoula
Nevada - August 3-6, 2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Reno
Germany - August 5, 2000
BROOKS EUROPE - Niiburgring
Michigan - August 5, 2000
RM AUCTIONS - Auburn Hills
California - August 16-20, 2000
BLACKHAWK - Pebble Beach
California - August 18-19, 2000
RM AUCTIONS - Monterey
California - August 19, 2000
BROOKS USA - Monterey
Washington - August 19, 2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Spokane
California - August 20, 2000
CHRISTIE'S - Pebble Beach
Indiana - September, 2000
KRUSE INTERNATIONAL - Auburn
Idaho - September 2-3, 2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Sun Valley
England - September 9-10, 2000
BROOKS UK - Beaulieu
Washington - September 23-24, 2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Tacoma
Pennsylvania - October 4-7, 2000
BLACKHAWK - Hershey
Pennsylvania - October 6,2000
BROOKS USA - Hershey
Nevada - October 6-7, 2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Las Vegas
Washington - October 14, 2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Spokane
Canada - October 20-22, 2000
RM AUCTIONS - Toronto, Ontario
Oregon - October 21,2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Portland
Michigan - October 27-29, 2000
RM AUCTIONS - Novi
England - November, 2000
BROOKS UK - Harrogate
England - November, 2000
CHRISTIE'S - London
Idaho - November 11, 2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Boise
California - November 18-19, 2000
KEITH McCORMICK'S PALM
SPRINGS AUCTIONS - Palm Springs
Washington - December 2, 2000
SILVER AUCTIONS - Spokane
Switzerland - December 16,2000
BROOKS EUROPE - Gstaad •
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Guide to Collecting
Sports Car Market
Restoring cars is an art.
With us, you pick the artist.
If your classic ever
chances are your insurer will
insist on telling
you where to go.
Maybe you should
politely, but firmly,
return the favor.
where the choice is
by Michael Duffey
Ratings: 4r13-7frthir is Best.
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Original Ferrari V12 1965-1973
Author: Keith Bluemel
Publisher: MB! Publishing Company
Phone: 800/788-6262, Ext. 1
Size: 12" x 9" hardback. 127 pages. Price: $35.95
Rating: Ferrari fans:***** Casual enthusiast:**
Aside from Dean Batchelor's Ferrari
Buyer's Guide, I have a difficult time recommending
a specific book to an enthusiast
who is interested in expanding his knowledge
instead of his library. However, if mid'60s
through mid-'70s V12 road cars are your
poison, I have found your book.
Not only does Original Ferrari V12
cover a very interesting era of Ferrari's production
road cars, it also includes in the
various AC, Cooper and Lotus cars, a line of development that
evolved into the Can-Am series. This was truly a great era for
cars and drivers; Friedman, in his hallmark manner, has captured
the flavor of the time and place in a manner that puts you in the
grandstands at turn nine.
Lotus 49, The Story of a Legend
Author: Michael Oliver
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
Phone: 011-44-171-526-0068 (England); Web: www.veloce.co.uk
Size: 10" x 81/4" hardback. 256 pages. Price: $49.95
Rat*: Lotus and Cosworth fans: ***** Casual enthusiast: *1/2
very thorough descriptions of the cars: available color schemes,
chassis numbers, contents of the tool kit and factory sales literature.
Even wheel alignment specs are included in the comprehensive
technical sidebars for each model. While this information
might be available elsewhere, this is the first time it has been
compiled in one affordable book. This is an invaluable resource
for an owner, owner-to be, restorer or even concours judge. At
about the price of a replica knock-off hammer, Keith Bluemel's
book should be on the shelves of all Ferrari enthusiasts.
Pro Sports Car Racing in America 1958-1974
Author: Dave Friedman
Publisher: MB! Publishing Company
Phone: 800/788-6262, Ext. 1
Size: 101/4" x 101/4" hardback. 196 pages. Price: $39.95
Rating: Fans of the era:**** Casual enthusiast:* -ir
Though the SCCA fought to keep the
word "amateur" in the same sentence as
"sports car racing" the reality of the situation
in the late '50s prompted a change.
Though some of the competitors were still
well-heeled amateurs, the expense of running
the then-current batch of race cars
was becoming prohibitive.
The combination of Ford's money and
Keith Duckworth's engineering talent weren't
enough to overcome Colin Chapman's
"strong enough to last (almost) until the finish"
philosophy. As clever and advanced as
Chapman's products often could be, they were
often hamstrung by his mania for light weight.
As Mike Oliver tells the story of the 49—
the first car to run the famous Cosworth
DFV—the initial impression of the Lotus as a delicate, fragile
machine gives way to the reality that the cars more often failed to
finish because they ran out of gas. Colin didn't want to weigh the
cars down with more fuel than necessary. Yes, there were also
parts failures, and the story of the 49's career is riddled with
collapse of wing supports and cracked wheels.
Set against the backdrop of the early days of the three-liter
Formula One, where tires grew wider, wings appeared and drivers
like Clark (in a F2 Lotus) and Rindt (in a Fl Lotus) were lost, this
book is a unique and important document of the era.
Authors: The editors of Sport Compact Car magazine
Phone: 800/788-6262, Ext. I
Size: 103/4" x 81/2" soft cover. 192 pages. Price: $17.95
Rating: Honda fans:**** Casual enthusiast: r½
Basically a photo essay, the evolution of the sports/racing car
can be seen in these pages. Porsche 550 Spyders, along with
various Maseratis and Lotus populate the early races. The early
to mid-'60s sees the genesis of V8s stuffed in the engine bay of
The evolution of sports cars and sports racing cars into a
commercial spectator commodity was first made viable by USAC;
the drivers would be paid appearance money and prize money.
Now as "Pros," drivers like Shelby, Gurney, Ginther and Hill could
afford to take their show on the road. By the early '60s spectator
attendance of 50,000 and more per event were common.
The USAC events and, starting in 1963, the United States
Road Racing Championship (USRRC) races are the subject of
Dave Friedman's newest book. Friedman is well known to many
race fans as the team photographer for the Shelby-American effort
in the '60s and the author of books on the Can-Am series and
the Chaparral. This book covers race events from the 1958 through
the 1974 seasons.
A modern VTEC Honda or Acura engine
can make over 90 hp/liter out of the
box. Forty years ago that number would
have been appropriate for a good Formula
Junior engine. Today, the Honda can do it
easily and do it for 100K miles. The question
is, can such an engine be made to produce
more power? The answer can be
found in Honda/Acura Performance.
This well-organized book covers all
levels of performance increase from a port/polish job all the way
to a turbocharged ten-second drag racer with nitrous oxide injection.
To get the power to the pavement this book also covers
suspension modifications, oversized tires and wheels, big brake
conversions and even engine swaps for the owner interested in
fitting an Intergra RS powerplant into his or her Civic. Clearly
the editors of Sport and Compact Car have "been there" and
every Honda owner interested in more performance should pick
up this book before they pick up a wrench. •
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1979 Volante. Nutmeg/tan, 15,000 miles from
new, 5-speed. $69,500
1957 Aceca Coupe. Black/black/
white, fantastic original car. $22,500
1979 Volante. Nutmeg/tan, 15,000
miles from new, 5-speed.$69,500.
1962 3000 MKII. Tri-carb. Black &
19653000 MKIII. Red/black, chrome
wires, pretty. $23,900.
1936319/1. Black & burgundy/black.
102 built, older restoration. $115,000.
1994 325i convertible. White/blue,
75,000 miles, auto, perfect. $21,900.
1963 Skylark convertible. Beige/
tan, auto, bucket seats, P/S, P/W,
1960 Coupe de Ville. Black/black,
low miles, very nice condition. $11,500.
1960 MGA 1600. Red/black, recent restoration,
very nice $16,900
1980 308 GTSi. Red/black, 65,000
miles, one owner, $25,000.
1986328 GTS. Metallic black/cream,
32K miles, good strong car, $35,600
1934 508 S Balilla Sports Spider.
Yellow/black, 4-speed, great shape.
1965 Cobra Replica. 427 body, red/
tan, 302,4-speed. Good build quality.
1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL. Beige/gray leather,
decent old car. $17,500.
1965 Mustang convertible. White/
black, 289, auto, older restoration.
1963 E-type 3.8 Coupe. Carmen
red/black. Sensibly priced at$11,500.
1967 E-type 2+2 series. Burgundy/
black, 4-speed decent driver.
1970 E-type roadster. Sable/tan,
one of the nicest examples around.
1967 Stratos recreation. Red, livery,
lights, etc. Lancia powered.
1960 Alfa Romeo Guilietta Spider. Straight,
rust-free car, interior needs finishing. $7,900.
1966 Elan S2 Roadster. Red/gold.
Very original. $18,500
1969 Elan +2S. Red/black, 49,000
miles, weak paintveryoriginal. $9,750.
1993 Super 7 Caterham. 1600,
green, 10,000 miles, perfect. $22,900.
1990 Miata. Blue/black, alloys, A/C,
P/S, excellent condition. $5,900.
1991 Miata. White/black, hard top,
alloys, A/C, 72,000 miles. $6,900.
1962190SL. Dark Gray/red, 2-tops,
good example. $22,500.
1965 230SL. White/tan, 4-speed, 2
1970 2805L. White, auto, A/C, 2 tops,
black plates. $12,900.
19784505EL.6.9, silver/blue, 58,000
miles, original and gorgeous. $13,500.
19813805L. Black/tan, 122,000 miles,
2 tops, great condition. $10,500.
1992 5005L. Black/black. One owner,
97,000 miles, mint condition. $33,500.
1955 TF 1500. Red/black, wire
wheels, super original. $18,900.
1965 MGB. Tartan red/black, overdrive,
honest example. $6,900.
1966 MGB. Blue/blue leather, CNV/VV,
quality restoration. $15,900.
1966 Plus 4. Silver with black fenders.
C/VV/VV, black plates. $16,900.
1967 Minor Convertible. White/red,
41K miles. $8,900.
1964 98 convertible. White/blue,
78,000 miles, new paint,top, chrome,
interior. Fantastic car. $14,500.
1956 Speedster. White/red leather,
Nardi wheel, mint restoration. $45,000.
1962 365B T5 Coupe. Ruby red/
new black leather, 89M black plates.
1973 911 Targa. Silver/black,
recarros, perfect underside, color
1982 911 SC Targa. Metallic blue/
grey, chromes, A/C, super strong,
1990 Bentley Turbo R. Level B6+
armor, 3,000 miles, black/cream
1978 Bug convertible. Bronze/
white. 2,000 miles! $16,900.
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Ghibli it's okay to let bidding force you to $42,000, but not to $52,000.
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air all over the room at $50,000, then you're wrong on the car and
should walk away, do more homework, and decide if you really want
to pay that much for the next Ghibli you see. Perhaps the $52,000 was
an anomaly and not market reflective, or perhaps Ghiblis have started
to take off. But this is something you need to decide, apart from the
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for a deal?
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the block, then just forget all of the above.
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auction to answer any auction and car-value questions
you might have.)•
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Ask Mr. Kerb
by Michael Duffey
Send your collector car questions to Mr. Kerb, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or snailmail to Mr Kerb, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215
Lotus Esprit or 328?
Dear Mr. Kerb: I am a long-time Ferrari
enthusiast of modest means. Four
years ago I purchased a 1975 308 GT4
because of its price, its driveability and
its ability to comfortably transport my wife
and I and our two young boys on pleasure
trips. We love it and look forward to
our annual trips. However, I've always
been impressed with the looks, sound,
cockpit and (some) comments about the
Lotus Esprit. In some reports, I've heard
the Esprit referred to as a good driver
In others, Esprits have been lambasted
as overworked, undependable and
costly on maintenance/repairs. I like
to do mild to moderately difficult
maintenance work myself Please let
me know if we should consider a '88'94
Esprit or stick to our dream of a Ferrari
328 GTS?—J.S., Orange Cove, CA
Dear Mr. S: I've been a big-time Lotus
enthusiast and owner since the early '70s
when I bought my first Lotus—a Super
Seven. I still like the cars but never really
had much affection for the cars built after
the Elan and Europa until the Elise came out.
My reasons are rooted in the things I
found appealing in the older cars. I liked them
because they were lightweight, a clever and
weird mixture of crudeness and state-of-theart
design. They were also, to me, reasonably
priced and it was possible to keep one
running without going bankrupt. I also had
a lot of fun figuring out which Fords and
Hillmans the doorhandles, taillights and
other similar parts on my Lotus came from.
There are plenty of fast and reliable cars
out there. I think that for most enthusiasts,
the Esprit isn't one of them. They are overly
fragile, and expensive to maintain. I think
that you should stay in the Ferrari camp.
Have you considered a mid-'80s Mondial
QV? It sounds to me like you are using the
GT4's back seat; it may not be much but it
is far more accommodating than the luggage
shelf in a 328. The maintenance skills
that you have on your present car will translate
directly to a Mondial.They are cheaper
than a 328, have 16" wheels, Glasurit paint,
pass the California smog test and generally
are a step-up from your GT4, so long
as you don't mind trading wedgie styling
for the squashed banana look.
Dear Mr. Kerb: I find the whole concept
of car collecting quite intriguing but a bit
confusing at the same time. I have owned
interesting cars in the past but some of the
terminology used in both the magazine and
some of the ads is difficult for me to understand.
What are matching numbers? How
can a car be original and restored at the
same time?—S.A., Los Osos, CA
Dear Mr. A: It
all started in 1959
when the Corvette
plant in Saint Louis
the last six digits of
the chassis number
on the engines fitted
to the Corvette. I
don't know why they
chose to do it but it has
become useful informa-
tion to collectors today. A "matching number"
engine means that the engine in the
car was the one the car was born with. It
assures a new owner that the last owner
didn't ventilate the original block while
drag racing. Of course it also sprouted new
terms like "restamp" and "unnumbered exchange
In the late '80s collecting mania "matching
numbers" seemed to be applied to all
cars, even though their numbers didn't literally
"match." This apparent mis-use of
the car-speak vernacular can be explained
if we use Porsche as an example.
Any registered owner of say, a 356, can
contact Porsche and get a copy of their
"Kardex" (sometimes we call these build
sheets). A Kardex is basically your car's
birth certificate. It lists the color of the body
and interior, the engine and gearbox numbers,
any options and even the delivery
dealer. If your Porsche still had the engine
and gearbox listed on the Kardex you
would call it a "matching numbers" car.
As for original and restored, if your 356
still had all the options and was painted in
the color scheme on the Kardex you might
even call it original. Even though you might
have stripped off six different colors prior to
a respray and reupholstered the interior; in
some circles it is acceptable to call it original
as long as you have adhered to the original
colors and textures.
This might sound like a fair amount of
mumbo jumbo to the casual observer. The
terms, original and restored are thrown
around so casually (and often in the same
sentence) that they have somehow lost
their meaning. That is why we now have to
say the new holy grail of car collecting
phrases when describing a desirable car—
original AND unrestored.
Dear Mr. Kerb: An Audi IT owner argued
the other day that the Nieman Marcus
version of the car (special paint, trim and
seating surfaces, 100 produced) would hold
its value better than a standard Ti; and
would make the car collectible. I argued
that the TT was a modern production vehicle
and unlikely to reach collectible status
(NM version or not) anytime soon. I
also argued that the special trim and limited
production numbers of the NM version
was not enough to insure collectability or
even higher relative future resale. Was I too
pessimistic on the future prospects of the
NM TT?—C.G., via e-mail
NM TT off-the-mark at all. It is a common
mistake to find collectability in anything that
is produced in numbers smaller than the population
of India. Also, any "Special Edition,"
be it Bill Blass, Pierre Cardin or Elvis Presley
is still a production car with a few trim
changes—not much to get excited about.
There have been other retailers involved
in special editions in the not-sorecent
past. I remember a Corvair that was
marketed by Ambercrombie and Fitch
called the "Fitch." These cars are more of
a curiosity than anything else today and
there is no reason that any version of the
Audi T.T. should be any different.
Dear Mr.G: I don't find your view on the
Dear Mr. Kerb: The over $16K price
for the low-mileage rubber bumper B intrigued
me (November 1999, page 14). I
have come across a '78 MGB with 22K km
in perfect condition for $8K What do you
think?—P.T., via e-mail
Dear Mr. T: That car that sold at the RM
auction caught my interest as well. Is a 1,600mile
red/black 1980 MGB with overdrive worth
$16,225? At least one bidder thought so. I
know another owner of a 1980 with similar
specs who was interested in selling; a quick
poll of the MG guys came up with a value of
$12K for a very low mileage '80. If this had
been a chrome bumper, wire-wheel car, opening
bets would have been near $20K. The car
that you are interested in—a 22K km 1978
model for $8K sounds like a retail buy and
probably a tough sell later on. I recommend
spending the same money on an earlier car.
The chrome bumper cars are better drivers
and will treat you more kindly at resale time.•
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yfirst memory ofGregor
Fisken was at the private
Mas de Close race
track. Gregor, driving
a 1954 Maserati
A6GCS, was right in
front of me as we entered the up-hill
sweeping right-hander. He drifted his
Maserati barchetta through turn one in
perfect balance, hammering the throttle
atjust the right moment as the car squaredup
on exiting, his white race car becoming
a down-hill blur. . .
Giuseppe Tomasetti: How did you first
get involved with historic cars?
Gregor Fisken: At 17, I went off to do
my mechanical apprenticeship
with a famous Scottish
restorer/dealer of pre-war
automobiles, Bunty ScottMoncrieff.
Then in his 70s,
he raced a Vauxhall 30-98. His
wife Avel's daily driver was
a Bugatti Type 57 S which
she raced on weekends.
I began with "autotests"
and then I moved to
"auto-cross." This was followed
by "rally-cross" and
special (forest) stage rallies.
At 19, I raced Bunty's
Vauxhall 30-98 on a track.
Lastly, Bunty and I did a 9Kmile
European rally in a 3Litre
Bentley. This rally
ended my apprenticeship.
GT: When did you start
your business, Gregor
Fisken: Specialist Dealer
in Fine Historic Automobiles?
GF: When I purchased the Queens
Gate Place Mews "garage" of Charles
Howard in 1991. This was shortly after the
collector car market crashed.
GT: How do you see future market
by European Editor Giuseppe Tomasetti
will drive up the prices of these cars. On
the other hand, it appears to me that the
market for other "classic" cars—practical,
series production automobiles—is
soft and getting softer. This is due to their
production numbers, cost of maintenance,
and competition from modern
"fun" and "niche" cars, produced by global
manufacturers (e.g., the Boxster S,
Prowler, Viper, and Miata).
GT: What's leading the market?
GF: The post-war market is led by the
"name" (Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche, Maserati,
Aston Martin) sports racers of the
'50s and early '60s. Demand far exceeds
supply, and I expect these open racers
will continue to go up in price. The pre-
and an increase in price for pre-war performance
GT: Are there any "good deals" in the
GF: Yes, there are good opportunities
for "cult" cars, such as Facel Vegas, Lancia
B20s, Alfa GTAs, "dog-eared" but solid
DB4s, and the like. There are also good
investment opportunities for "coach built"
specials, particularly from the '20s and
'30s, for example, a Castagna "sport" body
on a Lancia Dilambda chassis.
GT: What's hot today?
GF: The cars showing the biggest price
growth are the '50s Maserati sports
racers. The reasons are obvious. Maserati
is now 100 percent owned by Ferrari
Photo P Ravazzl
Dog-eared DB4s and Supercharged Alfas
Gregor Fisken on the Market Today
Gregor Fisken stands by the 1952 Connaught A4, chassis number "A4" before the start
of the 1999 Alberto Ascari Historic Races at Imola.
GF: The market should be strong for
cars that are fun to drive, which are eligible
for prestige events, and which have
history, provenance, and patina. The
number of cars that fit within this category
is limited and I see demand continuing
to exceed supply, which, in turn,
war market is led by the supercharged
Alfas. In fact, Alfa prices are so high,
that by comparison, Bugattis, which are
eligible for all of the same important
events, are good buys.
GT: Are these two distinct markets?
GF: No, not really. First, the distinction
between the European and US market
has all but disappeared. Second, I
have noticed that many collectors, once
having achieved their dream of a '50s
racer, like a Jaguar C-type, tend to move
to Alfas, Bentleys, and other pre-war
cars. I see a strong and growing demand
and they are eligible
for the super prestigious
Challenge. Also, they
probably have been
under-priced for a
number of years.
Finally, they stand up
very well to Ferrari
barchette of the same
era. They are quick,
dependable and predictable
on the track.
GT: Any last comments
on the market?
GF: Today's market
is very discerning
and sophisticated. It
is controlled not by
philistines, but by
collectors. The cars
most in demand now
were important when first manufactured,
qualify for important historic events today,
are original, and have provenance.
Cars with no history or which are not very
original, are often worth 30 to 50 percent
less than an original example of the same
year with history. The collecting world,
for the most part, has now accepted the
long-held British belief that a car with a
sympathetic repair is worth more than one
that has had a "total" restoration.
Gregor Fisken can be reached at
email@example.com , or via fax at
011-44- 171-584-7403 . •
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Dear SCM: I have been following your
coverage of the Tangerine 1973 914-4 Porsche
(S/N 4732919172) that I bought at the
Monterey auction for $6,050, and was surprised
to find the full page write-up by Jim
Schrager on page 65 of your December issue.
You are correct on the quality of the
restoration (outstanding), as it could not
be duplicated for the price I paid, let alone
factoring the price of the car itself into the
equation. Believe me, I know, having restored
many cars to a high quality level.
I live in Dallas, Texas and spend a week
each year in Monterey/Pebble Beach during
the Auctions/Vintage Races/Concours.
The car remains in storage in Monterey and
was purchased with the sole intention of
only using it during the week of the Concours.
I was not particularly concerned
about investment return.., only finding
something restored to a high quality and
that would be fun to drive one week a year
at a great venue (it sure beats the hell out
of a convertible Mustang rental). You'll
probably see me tooling around 17 Mile
Drive again this August with a smile on my
face reflecting the price I paid and the sheer
enjoyment of putting a mid-engine car
through its paces on a classic roadway (albeit
in less than record lap times).
Your final comment accurately represented
the transaction... "The price paid is
right on the money for a 914 this nice.., just
a pretty car for sunny day drives at a modest
price."—John Rogers, Dallas, Texas
Dear SCM: Having been at Monterey/
Pebble Beach, I was interested in reading
your auction reports to see what sold for
what. I noted that the Ferrari prices are
10% higher than what Gerald Roush reported
in FML. Presumably your prices
include the buyer's premium where
Gerald's do not. I prefer your method as it
reflects what is actually paid.—John
Clinard, Irvine, CA. We have always felt
that the complete price, including commission,
represents what a buyer is actually
paying. However, on "no sale" lots,
we report only the raw bid itself—ED.
Dear SCM: I retired three years ago and
moved from Connecticut to Colorado to live
in the country. I hadn't touched a car in
thirty years, but got the bug again after I
moved. When we got here I thought 4 x 4
off-roading would be great, even for an O.F.
like me. I bought a D-90 and among other
things got invited to Land Rover Lodge to
drive the Discovery II over Black Bear Pass
like ED. (SCM, Nov. 1999, page 6).
I also read that ED. has an interest in
old Willys. I bought one of these and restored
it last winter. It's about as much fun
an you can have on four wheels at 50 hp.
Alas, I am selling it to pay for another toy.
I just bought a 1959 Bugeye out of Harry
Mathew's collection in Denver. I paid $12K
and was pleased to see someone paid $18K
for one at Christie's (probably not as good
as Harry's car). I just took it to the track for
the first time and lost my friend in his ZR-1.
I told him that he needed a faster car.
I hope to attend my first auction at
Barrett-Jackson in Arizona in January and
would like to join SCM Insider's Tour. I
have taken Road and Track for thirty-five
years, but it doesn't hold a candle to
SCM. —Bill Ehrich, Monument, CO
Dear SCM: I hope you had a great time
on the race track with your Ferrari. It's very
typical, especially in my Ferrari, that the
water temperature goes down but the oil
comes up when going faster. The engine
actually gets hotter but you're moving
more volume of air through the radiator,
etc. That's why it happens in the older 12cylinders,
the 308s, 328s and even in the
new 355s.—Tom Patrick, Upland, CA
Dear SCM: How about more Alfa Romeo
columns? Why not a series of articles on
what to look out for on a non-running Alfa
for $2K-4K including warnings and pictures
of rust areas? I would love to see a monthly
column "Finding the Best Alfa Romeo for
Under $8K." I eventually must get a Giulietta
or Guilia (old style) spider like I used to
own in 1964. It was brilliant white, no radio,
ineffective heater, red leather seats, 5-speed
single carb model with three shoe front drum
brakes. I assume those were rare on that
model that I think lasted only three years.—
Doug Law, Winnemucca, NV
Dear SCM: Until now, I had enjoyed reading
Michael Sheehan's comments on the
venerable Ferrari. However, the shallow and
lemming-like cynicism he expresses about
lawyers (November 1999, page 61) makes
me wonder about his depth of knowledge in
other areas as well. In my own case, decades
have been spent toiling to help powerless
people in vital legal need. Perhaps Mr.
Sheehan resorts to his callow criticism based
on some personal unsatisfactory legal experience?
He may not know that sanctions
are imposed on lawyers for asserting baseless
claims or defenses. Many lawyers work
on public interest issues with little or no compensation
and most lawyers contribute ei-
All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. Fax 503/ 252-5854, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ther their time or money to private indigent
persons with legal representation.
I could go on about the positive impact
lawyers have had in promoting safety in
our society—including exposing Ford's decision
to continue producing the explosive
Pinto rather than to fix it—but Mr. Sheehan's
arrogant self-righteousness would probably
disallow his consideration.—John H.
Piccin, Piccin & Glynn Attorneys and
Counselors-at-Law, Ocala, FL
Dear SCM: I appreciate all sports cars,
but my affair has been primarily with Porsches.
I have owned numerous models and
restored several: '65 356C; '65 911 (now in
the factory museum); '72 914-6; '73 911 RS
(No. 824). I've also owned: '84911 Cabriolet
(the first US-spec. Carrera Cabriolet, acquired
from the factory in '84 when I lived
in Stuttgart) and presently, an '89 911 Cabriolet
25th Anniversary Special Edition.
I sold the RS, after owning it for sixteen
years last December and I replaced it in
October with the Silver Anniversary 911.
In your Price Guide, the 911 Carrera 3.2
is grouped as model years '84-'87 and
'88-'89. I submit that the grouping should
be '84-'86 and '87-'89. The reason is that
the '87-'89 911 had the new G-50 transmission
and the hydraulic clutch.
Because the primary focus of your price
guide is collectible cars, I recommend that
you add the 25th Anniversary Special Edition
911 to your Porsche listing. It was
from the final model year of "the classic
911" and incorporated the best of what
Porsche had learned in twenty-five years
of striving to perfect it. The Special Edition
is distinctly unique in appearance and
only 500 were built.
I know you have your own sources of
market data and exercise independent judgement,
but my own observations may be relevant.
In studying the market in my recent
search, I used most price and appraisal guides
available in the US, e.g., SCM Pocket Price
Guide, NADA, CPI, Excellence, and Porsche
Market Letter (PML is the only one to separately
track the 25th Anniversary Special Edition).
I also monitored the classified ads in
Auto Week, Panorama, Excellence, PML,
HMN, and regional Sunday newspapers. The
range of prices for the Silver Anniversary 911,
for very good to near excellent condition examples
ranged from $27K for high-mileage
coupes to $37K for low-mileage Cabriolets,
with a few flyers outside that range. Most
were selling for at or near the asking price.—
Robert D. Rasmussen, ASA, Niceville, FL
(concluded on page 22)
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Schrager replies: I agree with the idea of switching the
Carrera split between '84-'86 and '87-'89 due to the advent of
the G-50 transmission. SCM's Pocket Price Guide had it set up
with '88-'89 as special years as there were problems with the
early G-50 cars. Within the last few years it probably a good
bet that most of those early transmissions have been updated, so
it now fair to put the '87 cars in with the '88/'89 models.
I also like the idea of having a separate line for the '89 25th
Anniversary special, although Porsche has had other commemorative
editions over the years that have not turned out to be very
special. Perhaps the 1989 model, as the last year of the long
running SC/Carrera body style (1978-1989), may hold its value
better than previous special packages. Certainly, it would be
useful to watch the prices if we can gather enough sales for a
Dear SCM: The XWX 215 70-14 Michelins on my 330 GTC are
wearing thin. My book says there are three tire selections: 1)
Pirelli 210 x 14 HS; 2) Dunlop 205 HR x 14 SP; 3) Firestone 205 VR14
Cavallino. Are my present 215 tires the wrong size? Local tire
shops say these Michelins are gone for good. I remember ED.
bought a set for his 330. Are his originals the same as for a GTC?
What is a reasonable substitute for my XWs?—Jerty Cornell,
Lebanon, IL. Jerry, I cannot speak with authority on this. For
my 330 America, I bought a set of 215/70/15 Grand Am Radial
G/Ts. Larger than the originals, they fill the wheelwells nicely,
and provide enough cornering power. As Sheehan told me, "If
you get a real high-performance tire you'll probably just break
the spokes off your Borrani wires."
Of course, when four-seat Ferraris whose dashes are white
(the original color) and bodies are red (with metallic green
underneath) like mine are the featured model at Pebble Beach,
we '11 have to install the right size tires. Luckily, that probably
won't be happening anytime in this new millenium.
I would suggest a quick call to Coker Tires, and perhaps a
note in your local Ferrari club newsletter to find out what others
in your situation have done.
• October 1999 SCM. Coys Silverstone, page 16: #59, 1995
Rocket Roadster is a two-seater (fore and aft). The panel between
the driver and roll bar removes to create a 2nd seat. Brooks
Goodwood, page 18: #131, 1967 Ferrari 275GTB/2 Berlinetta is a
short nose car, not long nose as described. The price, $140,170,
was right for a short nose Berlinetta. Brooks Goodwood, page
23: #782, 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Coupe was described as a 365 GT
2+2. The 365 GTC coupe is essentially the same car as a 330 GTC,
just with a larger engine. Only 150 were built. It sold at a bargain
price ($65,453) and should bring closer to $100K in the US. Thanks
to Tom Claridge of Milpitas, Hills, CA. for the corrections.
• October 1999, page 34. Lot #133, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28
RS, SN 124378L337517 is a 1968, rather than a 1969 model as described.
The sixth digit of a Camaro SN denotes the year it was built.
Spotted by Ben Bradway and Robert Sennett of Warsaw, Indiana.
• November 1999, page 16. The RM Monterey auction report
lists #479, 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, S/N 116 (actually
a roadster with a factory prototype removable gullwing hardtop)
as having sold at $156,750. RM informed us that the sale
result was a typographical transposition with the results of another
300SL roadster that did sell. S/N 116 did not sell at the sale
and the current posting on their web site (www.rmcars.com ) reflects
the corrected information. The owner of S/N 116, an SCM
subscriber, reports that he recently sold it for "substantially more
than the amount bid" at the Monterey auction. "
• November 1999, pages 5 and 76, Table of Contents and "The
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Fact or Fiction
As an aside, the portion of
Tucker's automotive career that
is not often told is of his involve-
ment with Harry Miller. Miller, after achieving fame in the '20s as a
designer of race cars, retired to his ranch and drank his way through
his remaining funds. Tucker was able
to bring him out of retirement and
unite him with the Ford Motor Company,
which was in need of a "shot in
the arm" to boost their lagging sales.
The result was the mid-engine, fourwheel-drive,
Gulf Miller—one of
which appeared at the Brickyard for
the 1946 and 1947 Indianapolis 500s
as the Tucker Torpedo Special.
A 460-page leather-bound book,
pertaining to the formation of the
Tucker Corporation, was recently
discovered in a safe in a Washington
D.C. law firm office and was put up for sale at the Brooks inaugural
Hershey auction. The book contains many of the items relating to
the initial public offering of the corporation. These include the
original S.E.C. forms signed by Tucker and the other corporate
officers, sample stock certificates, leases and other contracts and
even an original amendment to the articles of incorporation, complete
with Delaware's State Seal.
The compilation book failed to meet the low estimate set by
Brooks but was still sold at $12,650. Historical documents like this
can be a tough sale, as they don't have the sex appeal of a mascot
or a gas pump. Yet, with Tuckers (just 51 built) bringing over $250,000
and representing a significant footnote in American automotive
history, the winning bid amount seems trivial considering the historical
significance of the document —Carl Bomstead •
Object: The Tucker Corporation, Class A Common Stock and
Auction: Brooks USA, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Date: October 8, 1999
Pre-sale estimate: $15K-20K
Sale price: $12,650 (including commission)
he story of Preston T. Tucker was immortalized in
Francis Ford Coppola's period film "Tucker." However,
the movie didn't solve the controversy that
surrounded Tucker's short-lived career as a car designer—that
being whether or not he was a con man
or an automotive genius.
Some have said that the downfall of Tucker was the work of
Detroit's Big Three determined to protect their interests against
his innovative ideas, while others,
including the government,
claimed that he was attempting
to manipulate his company's
stock and was guilty of fraud.
Indicted, Tucker was in the end
acquitted, but the four-year trial
and resulting publicity forced
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1965 Alfa Romeo 2600SZ
Chassis number: AR856057
fter years of four-cylinder power, Alfa Romeo
switched to a six-cylinder engine late in 1962.
This new model known as the 2600 had the
familiar dual overhead camshaft configuration
which put out 145 hp at 5,900 rpm. Top speed was
120 mph. Models included a four-door Berlina
with factory bodywork, a Sprint coupe with bodywork by Bertone,
a Spider convertible by Touring and the rarest model, the SZ
coupe with bodywork by Zagato, pictured here. Equipped with
its original 2.6-liter engine and five-speed transmission, this very
original California car had less than 60K
original miles, with just one repaint and retaining
its very nice original black interior.
This car received the "La Dolce Vita" award
at Concours Italiano in 1996.
The car described here sold for $27,500
(including 10% commission) at the RM Classic
car auction held in Monterey on August
27-28, 1999. It is hard to put your finger on
exactly what features of the standard Bertone
2600 Sprint make collectors overlook it. The
2600 is often described as heavy or ponder-
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
Tune-up /major service
Right side of cylinder block
BMW 2000CS, Lancia Flaminia
ous and indeed the impression while driving one of these cars is
exactly that—if you use the Giulietta as the base line. If put in
the perspective of a mid-'60s, six-cylinder coupe and compared
to say, a Mercedes-Benz 220SEb, the Alfa suddenly comes off as
a much sportier package. Factor in the lighter SZ at 2,500
pounds coupled with a wheelbase that is 80-mm shorter than a
Club ... Alfa Romeo Owners Club, 10 Raskin Rd.,
Morristown, NJ 07960-2824
standard Bertone 2600, and we have what is clearly the sportiest
of all 2600 models. With a production of a little over one
hundred examples, we also have the rarest of all the 2600s.
All of these attributes, with the added sizzle of Zagato bodywork,
should be the recipe for a six-figure car This was in fact
the case during the grand days of the late '80s when TZ-1 s were
fetching $500K. Lesser Zagatos like this 2600 were "draggedup"
by the skyrocketing value of their more desirable brethren.
Just like everything else, the 2600 has fallen to a fraction of
its old value and today's collectors have learned a few lessons
since those days and won't pay big money
for anything simply because it is rare or
similar to another, more valuable car.
Still, the 2600 is by far the cheapest of
any large displacement Zagato and thousands
cheaper than its nearest Zagato competitor,
the Lancia Flaminia. These factors
and the buying public's comfort level with
Alfas (compared to Lancias at least) makes
the 2600SZ a car with a certain following
and an established value. Not all buyers,
particularly ones at auctions, are familiar
Stamped on firewall
with the values of not-so-well-known models like this one and I
wonder how much SCM's price guide influenced the final purchase
price. Right in the middle of the $25K-30K range, the price
just might show that this was an educated buy, and that both
seller and buyer are accepting the reality of today's marketplace.
Still, for a rare Zagato, this was a good buy—Michael Duffey •
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66 2600 SPIDER, blue with black leather interior, recent
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66 GT'V, red/blk, 1750 engine, Webers, Mille Miglia wheels,
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66 QUATTRORUOTE, cream and black, only 90 of these
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67 DUETTO, 2nd owner, red/black, 862 Liter with Webers,
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94 164LS, rare white, grey w/black leather interior, 100K
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Chassis number: 2181
Engine number: 9007
Colombo-designed 3-liter V12 in place of its Europa
predecessor's Lampredi unit. The 250GT chassis followed
Ferrari's established practice, being a multitubular
frame tied together by oval main tubes, however,
the independent front suspension now employed coil springs
instead of the transverse-leaf type. A four-speed, all-synchromesh
gearbox transmitted power to the live rear axle, while braking
was looked after by hydraulic drums all round. Late in 1959, disc
brakes were added and a four-speed plus overdrive gearbox was
added the following year.
The 250GT provided the basis for the first four-seater Ferrari,
the 250GTE 2+2. The 250GTE was intended to extend
Ferrari's appeal to a sector of the market that was already contested
by its rivals Aston Martin and Maserati.
It debuted in the summer of 1960 and
became the most commercially successful
Ferrari of its day.
Pininfarina's challenge had been to produce
a 2+2 without sacrificing the 250's elegant
good looks or sporting demeanor, and
the master carrozzier succeeded brilliantly
with the GTE. By moving the engine, gearbox,
and steering gear forward and the fuel
tank back, sufficient room was created for
two occasional rear-seat passengers within
the 250GT's 2,600-mm wheelbase. The type
128E outside-plug engine's 240 bhp insured
that there was no reduction in performance
despite the inevitable gain in weight.
A wonderful provenance accompanies the
Original list price
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Clubs Ferrari Owners Club, 8642 Cleta St.,
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ferrari@softhome net; www.maranello.com
Alternatives 330GT 2+2, Lamborghini 400
250GTE pictured here and still retains its black California license
plates. It was refinished several years ago and is currently red with
a tan interior. This 250GTE comes with numerous receipts testify-
aunched in 1954, the 250 T featured
a lighter and more compact
ing to the quality of its care and maintenance.
This example, estimated by Brooks at $35K and $40K, failed
to sell at the October 8, 1999 auction held in Hershey, Pennsylvania
at a high bid of $27,000.
The 250GTE was Ferrari's first commercial success during
the early '60s. It was obvious that a market existed for the wonderful
3-liter V12 coupled with the added practicality of the
2+2 seating. The 250GTE has room enough for four adults or a
couple and two children. With its V12 and Ferrari styling you
could go on family outings and still feel like Nuvolari.
Produced in record numbers from 1960 to 1963, the GTE
was and is a handsome, elegant and high-performance motor
car. Due to the weight over the front wheels, a GTE can be a tad
ponderous around town, but the handling
and responsiveness improve dramatically
on the open road.
Plate in engine compartment
and left front cross member
Horizontal boss, right side
of engine below cam covers
Every 30K miles
Ferrari Club of America, 15872 Radwick
Silver Springs, MD 20906
Many people refer to these cars today as
"starter" Ferraris—they are affordable in
comparison to other high-performance
Ferraris like the 365GTB, but also offer the
excitement and power of owning a 3-liter V12.
The engine alone is a direct link to Ferrari s'
astounding competition record.
Since the market value of GTEs doesn't
support the cost of a full-bore restoration,
they should only be bought in restored
The most likely reason for this car to go
unsold was simply that the right buyer wasn't
in the room. By all accounts, this is a good
250 and if the seller has patience, the right buyer, in the high
$30K range, will come along.—Bob LeFlufr
(Photo and data courtesy of auction company.)•
1961 Ferrari 250GTE 2 + 2
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Which Boxer For You?
errari's sporting and Grand Touring reputation through
the '50s and '60s was built around low and sleek Italian
bodies fitted with front engine V12 engines. The pinacle
of the road-going, front-engine V12 era was the 365GTB/
4 Daytona of 1969-1974.
By 1973 the Lamborghini Miura and Countach were
making the Daytona look and feel old-fashioned, and Ferrari had
to answer Lamborghini's threat with something equally as exotic.
Since Lamborghini used a transverse, chain-driven, V12, Ferrari
had to be different and produced an inline,
belt-driven, flat-12 with its transmission
mounted below the engine.
Ferrari's stated rationale for a midmounted
flat-12 was that the new configuration
would allow a lower center of gravity
and better handling.
First in the new line of Ferrari supercars
was the 365GT4/BB, produced from 19731976.
With only 387 made, it remains the rarest
of Boxers and the quickest, thanks to peaky
cams and "short" transmission gearing. A well
running 365 BB is a rocketship going through 1st, 2nd and 3rd
gears. Its stunning acceleration is accompanied by the wonderful
sound of a very busy flat-12 with lots of carburetors sucking air.
Following the 365 was the 512BB, built from1976 to1981. With
only 921 cars produced, the carbureted 512s are relatively rare,
especially compared to Ferrari's current production numbers.
While not as quick as the 365GT4/BB through the first three
gears, the extra 600ccs affect the top end, giving the carbureted
512BB to king-of-the-hill rights as the fastest of the Boxers.
With ever-toughening emissions controls worldwide, Ferrari
added fuel-injection to the 512, creating the 512BBi. The engine was
tuned for more bottom and mid-range performance, but a weaker
top-end. From 1981 and 1984 1,007 512BBi's were produced.
A reasonable guess would be that perhaps 25% of the total
production of 2,315 cars, or about 550, Boxers were imported into
the US, all through the gray market as there was never an offical
US Boxer model. With the toughening of American emission laws
in the late '80s and a tremendous export boom to Japan and back
to Europe, between 1985 and '91 perhaps half of the total US
Boxer population was sold to Japan or back to Europe, resulting
in perhaps 250 Boxers remaining in America today.
With room for the tallest driver, adequate air conditioning,
light steering and excellent brakes, the Boxers are a driver's delight.
On the negative side, while the balance and handling are
very good, once the handling limits are reached the car can and
will swap ends for the overexuberant or unwary driver.
The prices of all three models are virtually identical today, ranging
from $55,000 for just a car" to $75,000 to $80,000 for the best of
the best. With top quality Daytonas selling for $125,000, a Boxer at
about one half that price is the Ferrari world's supercar bargain.
My favorite? The 365GT4/BB. Rare, and with aggressive cams
and "short" transmission gearing, it provides F-16 style acceleration.
The carburetors make a great gobbling sound as they suck
in air. And finally, the earlier syling with a clamshell front spoiler
makes the 365 the cleanest design and best looking of the Boxer
series. Dollar per horsepower, you'll never find a better deal.•
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55 355 BERLINETTA, two cars, red/tan & red/black, 12K
& 7K miles, complete records. books, tools, etc, $108,000.
Ferrari of Denver, 303-730-7340. CO
60 250 GT, PF Series II cabriolet, red/black, 33,000 miles,
nice condition, rebuilt motor, transmission and rear end,
no top, $99,000. 310-274-7440. FAX 310-274-9809 CA
61 250 GTE TR, red, black, 250GRE chassis by DK Engineering,
$125,000. Continental AutoSports, 630-6553535.
63 250 GTE, 2+2, s/n 3251, sound, not rusty, unrestored
straight original example, fresh major brake overhaul just
performed, runs strong and drives well, original leather
savable, needs paint, matching numbers engine, must sell,
$32,000 secures. 610-584-8800. FAX 610-584-8872 PA
63 400 SUPER, American cabriolet, 4241SA, red/cream.
one owner (then museum), extraordinary original condition,
needs no restoration, $475,000. 334-277-4260. AL
65 275 GTB, short nose, recent restoration, red with full
black leather, Borrani wire wheels, none finer, $220,000.
John Levy, Shelton Sports Cars, 954-493-5211. FL
66 275 GTS SPYDER, 38,000 actual miles, Concours condition
and the best running one in the country, correct fly
yellow, $172,500. 215-968-5599. PA
67 330 GTS, s/n 11091, in fly yellow with black leather interior,
new correct top, excellent original Borranis (5), complete
with tool bag and jack, major service in Sept 99, 88,0001un,
3rd owner for 8 years, always the best of care, photos available
by mail or intemet, service records available, $205,000 trades
considered. 508-771-0662 anytime. MA
69 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA, early European plexi nose
version, a/c, runs & drives extremely well, red/black leather,
$97,500 offer. 954-522-9900. FL
70 246 GT L MODEL, alloy panels, knock-off wheels,
excellent running, good looking older restoration, yellow/
black, $47,500. Motorcar Gallery, 654-522-9900. FL
70 365 GTB/4, Daytona Spyder conversion, gorgeous red
with black interior, fully serviced and in super condition
throughout, needs nothing, $140,000. Harry Woodnorth
Automobiles, 773-227-1340. 800-797-2886.IL
71 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA, coupe, US delivery model,
California car from new, red w/tan leather, dead stock, never
damaged, always serviced, exceptionally fine order throughout,
must sell, $129,900 trades considered. Mark Smith,
610-584-8800. FAX 610-584-8872 PA
72 356 GTC/4 NART, Special Spider, #14927,black/black,
28,000 miles, superb restored condition, converted for
Chinetti, beautiful and unique, $75,900. Continental
AutoSports, 630-655-3535. IL
72 365 GTC/4, Celeste blue/black, US model, 39,000 miles,
just received major service, books and tools, $41,900. Fantasy
Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA
72 NART, competition Daytona Spyder, NART LeMans
entry for 1975, Geneva show car, alloy body by Michelotti,
fastest Daytona ever at LeMans, converted to street use by
John Mecom, 6,000 miles, 98 point condition, ready for
street or track, $485,000. 334-277-4260. AL
73 246 GTS DINO SPYDER, s/n 07446, silver metallic,
red Daytona interior, just finished complete mechanical and
cosmetic restoration, excellent owner history, books, tools
and records, photos available by mail or intemet, $72,000
trades considered. 508-771-0662 anytime. MA
73 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA, #16831, restored prior to previous
15 year California ownership of noted collector, Bill
Borranis, tools, an extremely beautiful late example,
$118,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510653-9754
74 246 GTS, flares & chairs, Rosso Cordoba, wine leather,
14,841 miles, correct & complete with books and tools,
genuinely magnificent, $895,000. Motorcar Gallery of Ft.
Lauderdale, 954-522-9900. FL
74 246 GTS DINO, 29,000 miles, original car, complete
with all books and recent service, red with black Daytona
seats, cold air conditioning, $64,500. Hyman Ltd., 314524-6000.
78 308 GTS, s/n F106A24993, red, black leather, Euro,
new: timing belts, clutch & cable, tires, battery, valves
adjusted, no oil burner, no overheating, straight, original
and fast, wonderful to drive, 51,000 miles, $29,000. R
Fauvelle, 843-795-9256. SC
78 308 GTS, Russo Rubino, with tan leather interior, excellent
mechanicals, including synchros, low miles,
$32,500. 636-239-6781. 314-239-6781.M0
79 308 GT4, red/tan, 33K, fully serviced, special wheels,
100% original, perfect, US version, $21,900. Motors Inc.,
514-731-8057. CANADA QC
79 400, automatic, s/n 27971, silver with black leather,
27,300 mi, $27,500. David, 303-756-3561. CO
80 4001 STRAMAN, convertible, British racing green with
tan interior, elegant, least expensive, front engine, 12-cyl
Ferrari convertible, DOT and EPA papers, $42,000. B
Tewksbury, 604-926-3224. CANADA BC
81 308 GTSI, Spider, flawless red, impeccable tan leather,
33,112 meticulously kept miles, a flawless example,
$26,999. Charles Schmitt & Co., 314-352-9100. MO
82 512 BBI, red, tan,19,000 miles, CD/tape, very clean, runs
perfectly, $75,500. 440-460-0161. OH
82 MONDIAL COUPE, black with red leather interior, 2nd
owner car, meticulously maintained, all service record available
since factory, recent Ferrari 50,000-mile complete service,
runs beautifully and looks great, brand new CD sound
system, $23,900. 215-665-0600 daytime message. PA
83 512 BBI, red with black Boxer trim,tan interior, 9,000
miles, immaculate, $82,500.
John Levy, Sheldon Sports
Cars, 954-493-5211. FL
84 512BBI, red/tan, private
collector's 1,800 mile
example, and in showroom
condition, complete books
and tools, must see,
$99,900. Ferrari of Atlanta,
84 MONDIAL, cab, stunning
fly yellow/cream, only
17,000 miles, exceptional,
$35,000. Forza, 960-3501140.
86328 GTS, red with cream
interior and red rugs, only
1,600 miles, Euro model,
EPA and DOT releases,
New York title, Euro and
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91 TESTAROSSA, black
on black, 9,000 miles, 15K
service done, Sony CD,
,M75 GTB s/n 08457
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11-7pm mst. TX
94 348 SPIDER, red, tan, 15K service done, 14,000 miles,
excellent, pampered condition, $75,500 may trade up or
down. Ira, 978-794-0056 7-5 EST. MA
96 F50, under 3,000 miles, celebrity owned and like new,
for export only, $525,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-4676531.
FAX 206-467-6532 WA
98 MARANELLO, blue PozziAan, a pristine, 4,200 mile
1-owner, this one is perfect and needs nothing but a new
home, $217,500. Ferrari of Atlanta, 770-939-5464. FAX
99 550 MARANELLO, black/tan, 7K miles, immaculate,
in & out, just serviced, $237,500. Ferrari of Denver, 303730-7340.
99 F355 FIORANO SPYDER, 6-spd, red/tan, 1,000 miles,
$155,950. Bob, 281-370-7355. TX
MANUALS & BOOKS FOR, Ferrari, service manuals,
parts manuals, history books, see www.books4cars.com
248-357-4750. 888-380-9277.MI Jan
XX - WANTED
WANTED:, 1970's Fl blueprints, Press Kits, manuals,
models, books. '49 Merritt repro. & 65 original yearbooks,
Pinin Farina annuals, Style Autos, Automobile
Years etc. 250 & 330 Fuel pumps. Schumcher Fl pistons,
Jerry, 330-759-5224 Mornings. OH Feb
WANTED:, Ferrari, either damaged or needing restoration
1973 and earlier, any condition complete or not complete,
anywhere. 305-937-2879. FL Feb•
Raced in Italian hilIclimb and club races as well as two
events at the Nurburgring in 1966. Documented by Marcel
Massini as well as pictured in the 1966 Ferrari yearbook
and The Pourret 275 book. Excellent car for Shell
Challenge, Tour de France or contours events. Currently
completing restoration in our shop. $325,000.00 obo.
'GT MOTORS Glendale, C
1970-73 Porsche 911S
he E-type and the 911 share the distinction as two of
the most recognizable sports car shapes of all time.
Both cars conceptually leapt ahead of the competition
when introduced and both had teething troubles in
But after eight years of production, the E-type
had lost its edge and had become somewhat dated, while the
911 was just reaching the first of several pinnacles in its long
history. Porsche's continual refining of the original 911 concept
is precisely what makes the 2.2-liter and 2.4-liter such appealing
With the introduction of the 2.2-liter S in the 1970 model year
and the 2.4-liter S in 1972, gone was Porsche's previous standard
of attempting to extract the maximum horsepower per liter from its
production engines. The 1969 2.0 S with 85 hp/L had the highest
output for any normally aspirated standard production Porsche.
These super peaky engines had to be revved mercilessly and
were too noisy and tiresome for most drivers.
With 1970 and later 911s, Porsche strove to deliver maximum
driving performance rather than maximum volumetric efficiency.
For example, the 2.2 S achieved 82 hp/L and the 2.4 S, 81 hp/L.
This transformation was completely successful and these last
models of the true S (especially the 2.4 S) are considered the
finest of the pre-SC production models. These are easy cars to
live with on a daily basis, their performance is unequalled by
many supercar contemporaries, they have comfort (ease of entry/exit)
and they have a practicality and a robustness that is
As with the purchase of any thirty-year-old car, there is no
substitute for a
by an expert. Porsche
was not fully
bodies in the '70s
so look for signs of
rust or poor repairs.
The 901 gearbox of
the 2.2s should be
smooth, light and
quiet. The 915 gearbox
of the 2.4 and
A restored 91IS can top $20K.
later cars tends
to be notchy and often has balky synchros. A bit
bearing whine is common but it can run like that
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The engines suffer fools gladly and truly love to rev. A puff of
smoke on a cold start which clears up in a few seconds is common
but not universal and seems to happen after long periods of storage.
Oil pressure should be at least 10 psi per 1,000 rpm with the oil
warmed. Oil pressure can drop to near zero at idle depending on the
type of dry sump lubrication system. The original Bosch
mechanical fuel injection system is the best fuel system
for the car even though many have had Webers
fitted. The Bosch system works well and is very efficient
if it isn't inactive for a long period of time.
Decent condition number 3 drivers can sometimes
be found under $10K, but you will probably have to
be quick to snag one at this price. At much under
$10K you will probably be getting some sort of project.
Over $15K should buy you a very nice driver. Over
$20K and you are into the realm of low mileage, original
cars or superb restorations. These cars are scarce
and may take a lot of searching to find.
Make certain that if you are paying for an S that
you are getting an S by checking all of the numbers
carefully. Owning a good car will be an enlightening
experience.—Scott Johnston •
4,691 (2.2 S); 5,094 (2.4 S)
Original sale price $8.2K-11K depending on year and options
SCM Price Guide
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Left-hand windscreen pillar, stamped
plate next to hood latch
and stamped on body in trunk next to fuel tank
Right-hand vertical surface of cooling fan support on
Porsche Club of America, P.O. Box 30100
Alexandria, VA 22310-8100
Alternatives when new
Mercedes-Benz 280SL, Dino 246, Corvette
Later 911SC, Corvette Coupe,
Alfa GTV, Jaguar E-type,
Jaguar E-type Coupe, Mercedes-Benz 280SL, BMW 3.0CS
Sports Car Market
$12.5K-14.5K (2.2 S); $14K-17K (2.4 S)
Cond: 3, $10K-$15K; Cond: 2, $15K-20K
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1982 Renault Le Car
Owner: Kurt Sigouin, Shanghai,
People's Republic of China
Purchase price and date: $1K, 1994
Total original mileage: 12,050
Recent work: Clutch replacement, A/C
recharge, euro upgrades
Why bother? In the land where
taxis, bicycles, carts, and large buses
play chicken with one another at every
opportunity, owning a nice car is a serious
expense. Unless you have a company
car, taxis and bicycles are the way
to go. The license alone for this car cost
$10,000 and finding a qualified mechanic
is challenging. This car was
originally imported from New York to
Beijing through diplomatic channels,
hence, it avoided the 150% duty that existed
then. I came across this cream puff
while purchasing some second-hand
children's playground equipment from a
Consulate diplomat who was returning to
their homeland. I jokingly said, "Sure,
throw in the Renault and I'll buy the whole
lot," and they happily agreed.
on those thirty-nine degrees Celsius
days and the car has been fairly trouble
free to keep.
Beauty is where you find it—in this case, on the runway at
Shanghai Airport with Sigouin keeping watch for incoming
After some major cleanup, a new set
of Chinese Warrior Radial tires and a
stainless exhaust from London Stainless,
the car ran like a dream. The A/C is
strong enough to keep us comfortable
The Twenty Year
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1964-67 330 OT 2+2
1971-73 V12 Cony
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Being a rather Plain Jane, I could not
resist spending some
money to make it more
fun to look at. Renaultoriginal
alloy wheels, a
leather sport wheel,
euro lights, and of
course I had to install
the antennae in the correct
China's latest regulation
to insure that its
auto industry flourishes
requires that all
vehicles that are ten
years old to be removed
from the road.
Fortunately, like most rules in China, there
is a way around them. That is why I'm
still on the road and I was able to take
this photo at Shanghai's new airport—
on the runway.•
Etceterini & Friends Market Place
1972 Maserati Ghibli Coupe
Chassis number: AM 1151564
y the time the Maserati Ghibli left the factory in Modena,
the company had been successfully building luxury
supercars for more than a decade. At the heart of their
designs were two outstanding engines: the 3,500cc six
and the 4,719cc V8, both of which had twin overhead
camshafts and provided enough power to sweep the sixcylinder
Sebring and the sumptuous V8 Mexico four-seater coupe up
to 138 mph at the driver's command. First introduced at the Turin Auto
Show in late 1966 as a two-door, two-seater coupe, the Ghibli was
initially developed from the Maserati Mexico and, as a result, shared
its stiff tubular steel chassis and its well-proven independent front and
live rear axle suspension layout.
Weighing only 3,000 pounds, nearly 1,000 less than the Mexico,
the car was clad with a sensationally exotic bodyshell of great
elegance designed by Giugiaro and built by Ghia. The altogether
pleasing Maserati Ghibli became a mainstay of Italian design until
1972 when series production was ended.
It may have been the Ghibli's extraordinary Giugiaro shape, or
perhaps the well-engineered drivetrain and motor that appealed
to Mr. Frank Sinatra, as he became a Ghibli owner in 1972 when he
purchased the silver example pictured. Mr. Sinatra owned the car
until the late 1970s when it was sold to its second owner. The
current owner reports that the car has logged just under 19K
original miles. Notably, the Ghibli was registered with the trademark
license plates that Mr. Sinatra's cars were known to have,
FAS IV, and it still retains them today.
The Ghibli is fitted with round tail lamps as opposed to the standard
square rear lights that Ghiblis were delivered with. The origin of
this change however is unknown. With its low mileage and spectacular
provenance, this 1972 Maserati Ghibli is a rare find.
This tired, streetworn Ghibli brought $43,700 when it crossed
the block and was sold at the Christie's Pebble Beach auction
in August of 1999. This means that some
one paid $25K for the car and $18 large to
sit where Frank sat.
I'm a fan of Ol' Blue Eyes, but I don't
remember him leaning on this Ghibli for the
cover of the "Live at the Sands" LP, or tooling
around in it with his fellow Rat Packers
in "Oceans 11." Nor do I recall seeing period
National Enquirer snaps showing Ava
Gardner, Mia Farrow or even young Nancy
peering out from the Maser (boots not
touching the leather seats one hopes).
My curmudgeonly thoughts regarding the
value-added nature of celebrity-owned cars
make me the wrong person to just ift paying an extra $5K for every
Sinatra-attributed cigarette burn in the carpet. The fact that Sinatra
owned this otherwise run-of-the-mill Ghibli makes a nice story, but
wouldn't cause me to add zeroes when writing my check
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
Club address Maserati Owners Club, P.O Box
428, Moss Beach, CA 94038
Ferrari 365GTC/4 or Daytona,
Aston Martin DBS V8, Iso Grifo,
There are some questions about this car. How did it end up
having Ferrari-like tail lamps on its rear—because of a botched
repair after a shunt or did Frank commission them? Was the
small dent in the fender put there by Frank's cocktail shaker or
by a careless parking lot attendant at LAX?
A normal buyer, looking at a normal Ghibli, would want
answers to these questions. But when it's Christie's at Pebble
Beach, and the champagne and dollars are flowing freely, small
details like these seem to get overlooked in the passion of the "I
can buy my very own celebrity" moment!
Below windshield on dash/tag on
upper control arm frame member
Engine # At the back of the engine block at the top
near the bellhousing
In fact, one might wonder just how many cars Frank owned,
and will we see one every year for sale at Pebble Beach?
Ghiblis have never been cars that trade hands quickly, and
there are generally a handful for sale at any given time. Many are
in superb condition with low miles and good histories. The night
before, at the RM auction at the Doubletree, a brilliant Ghibli SS
sold for just over $30K. This car had a verifiable service history,
A/C, a 4.9L SS engine and was in overall better cosmetic condition.
Everything on this car worked, and the (brave) new owner
drove it through California the following week without incident.
Ghiblis produce glorious engine and
exhaust notes, are very comfortable to drive
and possess a robust engine mated with responsive
5-speed ZF gearboxes. Thirty thousand
for an SS in today's market reflects fair
value for a great driving GT that is an honest
alternative to any Aston Martin V8, Ferrari
365GTC/4 or Iso Grifo.
And $43,700? Given that Christie's got
$178,500 for an ex-Sinatra 1989 Jaguar
XJS coupe in 1998 and Barrett-Jackson
pulled down $159,600 for an ex-Sinatra
1956 T-Bird in 1999, paying a mere $18K
premium for Sinatra history may have been
the bargain of the Monterey weekend. Especially with celebrity
cars, the value and allure is completely in the eye of the paddleholder—Steve
(Photo and data courtesy of auction company)•
Sports Car Market
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rom $2.8M D-types to $410,000
Hemi-Cudas to $3,000 Corvairs,
this month's market report has a
little something for everyone.
Given the continued price
acceleration in the fine arts market
(in a four day period last November,
Christie's and Sotheby's sold $465M of
paintings and sculpture) the continued escalation
in value of premier collector cars,
those with unquestionable provenace,
shouldn't be surprising.
What is most encouraging is the increasing
number of "little cars," those in
the $15,000 - $25,000 range, that are selling.
These are not being bought by highend
collectors, but by enthusiasts who
are indulging themselves by fulfilling an
Whether a '67 Camaro RS/SS at $12,500
or '67 Fiat Dino Coupe for $4,000, buyers
are looking for a fair deal on a car they can
start to use immediately.
Christie 's International
Nine Elms, London
November I, 1999
Auctioneer: Christian Philippsen
Number of automotive lots: 44
Number of automotive lots sold: 19
Sale rate: 43%
Sale total: $3,556,781
High: Lot #2I9, 1955 Jaguar D-type
Ex Ecurie Ecosse sold at $2,815,725
Buyer's premium: 15% of the first
$50,000, 10% thereafter
Report by Dave Brownell
Market opinions in italics
"Don't worry, I'll tell you if you bid too
much," says Mitch Silver.
Restoration projects of all kinds continue
to be a tough sell, with uneven
"cheeseburger" restorations close behind.
For good cars, at fair prices, the market
will continue to be strong so long as the
economy is bouyant.—ED.
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: A non-running
car in wretched physical condition that is
probably only good for parts.
f you happened to be in London the
night of November 1 and heard popping
sounds, chances are it was
champagne being uncorked by the
Christie's staff after their successful
sale at the Jack Barclay Showroom.
The 1956 Le Mans-winning Ecurie
Ecosse D-type Jaguar went for $2.8M, more
than three-quarters of a million dollars over
the high catalog estimate. At the other end
of collector interest, the barn-fresh, totally
original 1903 Panhard-Levassor left the
entire crowd agape by selling for $102,300
versus a top pre-sale estimate of $25K.
There's no beating the allure of an
untouched unrestored car just unearthed
from storage, as has been proven at auctions
time and again both in the US with
sales like the great A. K. Miller Stutz auction
(also conducted by Christie's) and the
example cited above.
Most of the other cars that sold
changed hands for close to the catalog
estimates, with a few exceptions. A very
early Land Rover went for over $25K
thanks to an impressive restoration and a
1905L with a recorded mileage of 3,800
from new brought a premium bid of
$34,155. This car, with proper care, should
never lose a penny for the owner.
Along with the cars, Christie's offered
175 lots of automobilia, wonderful racing
photos from the '50s and '60s from the collection
of famed motoring journalist Eoin
Young, plus the collection of trophies,
awards and racing memorabilia that had
belonged to the late Hermann Lang, the
great Mercedes team driver in both the prewar
and postwar years, were included.
#20 - R. GRANGER BARR "NIGHTRUN".
Hand-colored lithograph highlighted
with watercolor and gouache, circa
1930. Framed under glass. Cond: N/A.
SOLD AT $94. Who says there are no
bargains left in automobilia? This illustration,
very much in the style of E Gordon
Crosby, was a giveaway!
#92 - MERCEDES-BENZ FERDINAND
PORSCHE RECORD. A model in the form
of the six-wheeled streamliner designed
by Dr. Porsche for Mercedes. Specially
cast in resin from the original wind tunnel
model. Created for Porsche exhibit
in 1970. Cond: N/A. SOLD AT $7,210. It's
pure modernist sculpture which happens
to represent a land speed record car.
Collectors have spent much more for considerably
#138 - 1937 TROPHY AVUS-BERLIN.
Heavy cast bronze. Eagle's wingspan is
34". Very Germanic in style, unsurprisingly.
Inscribed signature "Huhnlien" who was
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Nazi Minister for Sport. He also commissioned,
donated and presented the trophy.
Cond: N/A. SOLD AT $75,075. Eye-popping
price for an eye-popping piece. Presented
to Hermann Lang for his victory
in a Mercedes streamliner at a recordbreaking
average of 162.61 mph.
#124 - 1952 TROPHY CARRERA
PANAMERICANA MEXICO. Big, heavy
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SCM Auction Report:22V
award winner. Restored in 1975, still presents
well. Incorrect chrome plating, modern
gauges for oil and water, directional
signals for today's traffic. "Completely reliable."
Cond: 2. SOLD AT $53,130.
Bearcat running gear and performance
for a fraction of the price. Good-looking,
good-performing car. Not eligible for
brass car events in the US, but in UK can
be used in Veteran Car Club as well as
Vintage Sports Car Club activities. A
#205 - 1912 SUNBEAM 16/20 Tourer.
S/N 2331. Grey/green leather. Another
age." Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $62,370. Could
be the centerpiece of any British military
vehicle collection as well as eligible for
Veteran Car Club activities. Definitely a
UK market car; early Vauxhalls are virtually
unknown in the US and would consequently
bring far less here.
#211 -1926 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM
I Limousine. S/N 71TC. Black/dark green/
and impressive. Eagle had been damaged
and repaired. Car depicted on pillar is a '49
Ford. Won by Mercedes-Benz team. Made
of gilt brass, base metal and marble. Cond:
N/A. SOLD AT $17,077. An important
trophy, true, but not the most lovely one
ever designed. Someone wanted it badly.
#160 - MERCEDES-BENZ W25 Child's
car. Silver/black. Motorized model of the
beige bedford cord. Originally a tourer, limousine
is second body. Sunroof, sidemount
spare, luggage rack. Correct nickel
fittings. Later R-R wire wheels. Well restored
with little use since. Cond: 2. SOLD
AT $36,800. Compared to the 20/25 in
this auction, this PI was far the better buy
for very little more money For a closed
Rolls, coachwork is quite attractive. A
fair buy for a ready car
#206 -1933 RILEY 9HP LYNX Sports
Tourer. S/N 6021030. Red/red leather.
Viscount Enfield car in the same family since
new. Needs a full restoration but remarkably
complete in every detail. Updated with
electric lights and self-starter system, but
starter and generator missing. "An imposing
vehicle." Cond: 4. SOLD AT $64,185.
Sold for an imposing sum, too. Another
barn-fresh car built by one of the most respected
early British firms. Should restore
to a lovely automobile but the new owner
certainly paid the price for the privilege.
#216 -1915 VAUXHALL 25HP D-TYPE
Staff Car. SN D471. Khaki/brown leather.
formidable prewar Mercedes GP car. Steel
chassis, alloy panels, wire wheels, louvered
hood, electric start on 49cc motorcycle engine.
Approx. 8-feet long. Cond: N/A.
SOLD AT $7,210. Exquisite little thing,
and with the right name on it. A rather
good buy for a unique bit of automobilia.
#202 -1918 STUTZ SERIES S Roadster.
S/N 1355. Red/black/black leather. AACA
One of two staff cars extant. Has been on
TV, carried Royals, on display in museum.
Older restoration. Correct lamps and windshield
added by current owner, along with
self-starter. Carries a "charming patina of
Unrestored but substantially complete
except for a few missing gauges. In storage
since 1951. Should restore well thanks
to good parts availability for this model.
Cond: 4. SOLD AT $18,975. The third car
in the Enfield barn. Rileys are highly
popular vintage sports cars in the UK and
this one, although needing the works, has
terrific potential. Price paid was more
#207 -1933 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 Limousine.
S/N GSY48. Blue/black/black
leather, bedford cord. "Mellowed" paintwork,
original interior, wheel discs, another
one from Viscount Enfield's stable, but
obviously stored under better conditions.
High-quality coachwork throughout.
Cond: 3. SOLD AT $30,360. Appearance
Sports Car Market
SCM Auction Report:fordorr
family from new until 1999. Cond: 4. SOLD
AT $47,437. A barn-fresh find that just
begging for a sympathetic restoration.
Car is complete and unmodified and will
make a very handsome Bentley when restored.
Bought for fair money
#190 -1949 LAND-ROVER 80 Utility.
S/N 862216. Green/green leatherette. Restored
in 1998 from a low mileage vehicle
is rather vertical and typically formal.
Unexciting car oozing with quality materials
and workmanship. Cheap for a vintage
#189 -1937 BENTLEY 4 1/4-LITRE
Allweather Tourer. S/N B104JD. Black/
brown leather. In storage for many years
and now in need of a full restoration. Wood
in rear of body needs replacement. Very
original car in all areas. In same Derbyshire
this is a second-year example of the
marque. Restored correctly and comes
with a detailed history file. Cond: 1. SOLD
AT $25,410. Early Landies have as much
a cult following in the UK as in the US
and this one had to be among the best in
the world. Restored just right, and the
high bid reflects this fact.
#212 -1953 MG TD Roadster. SN 27224.
Red/red/leather. Correct, older restoration
1952 Siata Grand Sport Diana Spyder. SivIeri 1952 Alyis convertible by Tickford, LHD
red/silver int. Twin webers. Restored. S58,900.
1960 Austin-Healey 3000MK II 2 seater. Blk/red/red int. chrome wires
1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car. 2,100 original miles, 4-spd, L82
1957 Ford Fairlane 5CX) Sunliner cony., blk/blk int., 292, auto, PS, good TX car
1957 Ford "E" Thunderbird cony., blk/blk & white, two tops
1956 Chevrolet Corvette. Venitan Red/white coves/
red int. H-top only. Frame-off rest. 536,900.
— 1957 Ford Thunderbird, rose/blk & white int., both tops, beautiful restoration
1966 Ford Shelby 01 350 Cony., red/blk, recent complete rest.
1968 Ford Shelby 01350 Cony., red/new blk top & int., auto
1954 Jaguar XK120, red/black, CA car, nice cond., spats, new leather
1973 Jaguar E-type SIII roadster, red/1)1k leather, 4-speed, wires
1953 Nash Healey Roadster, red/tan, well restored
1960 Porsche 356B Roadster, blk/tan, chrome wheels, excellent cond.
1963 Porsche 356B Cabriolet, red/blk leather, canvas top, motor rebuilt
1971 Rolls Royce Comiche Cony, white/beige int./blue canvas top
1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur, whjite/red, 53K miles, local car
1957 BMW Si 507. White/red. Original int.
Straight unrestored. S195 000
1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet, blue/excellent original red leather S49,500
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE, 3.5-liter Cabriolet, 43K original miles
65 CARS IN INVENTORY
1985 Lamborghini Countach Quatrovalve 6 Webber
downdraft curbs. White/red. 23K km. S79 900
Always interested in purchasing quality collectible cars, contact Martin Godbey.
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1933 Packard Model 1006. 12-cyl. Lebaron
towncar w/folding rear quarter. S235,000.
1964 Fiat Jolly 600. Poweder blue/wicker seats.
chrome rails, original Ghia. S29,900.
by MG specialists. Car has won several concours
awards. Seller reports condition to
be "very good." Cond: 2+. SOLD AT
$14,230. RHD TDs are scarce critters and
this one sold for a very fair price in its
home territory A car that ready to drive,
show and enjoy
#219 -1956 JAGUAR D-TYPE Sports racing
car. SN XI(D501. Ecurie Ecosse metallic
flag blue/blue leather. "Perhaps the best
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preserved D-type of them all. The only remaining
Le Mans-winning Jaguar (C- and
D-type) that has survived intact and
remains essentially, totally original to its
winning form." Won Le Mans in 1956 driven
by Flockhart and Sanderson. Cond: 1.
SOLD AT $2,815,725. That quote from the
catalog sums up just why this car sold for
what it did. Impeccable provenance, Le
Mans winner, great looks, hair-raising
performance; it everything one could ask
for in an historic sports racer. (See MiniProfile
#203 -1958 BENTLEY S1 CONTINENTAL
4-dr. Sports Saloon. S/N BC29EL. Brewster
green/magnolia leather. Paint and
According to the catalog, ". . .in good overall
condition suffering from some minor
chips to the external paintwork. . ."
Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,180. Price paid
appears to be right on the money for an
Elan S2 in this condition.
#204 -1903 PANHARD-LEVASSORARear
Entrance Tonneau. S/N 5815. Pale blue/
Silver/blue leather. Fully restored by M-B
specialist. "In exemplary condition." Mileage
represents use since restoration.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $34,155. Sold at the
absolute top end of the US-market range.
Perhaps a RHD car in the UK is worth
much more, particularly in view of
Christie s' estimates.
#191 -1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE
Cabriolet. S/N 11202312009834. Black/
upholstery refurbished in the mid-1980s,
paint now aged and some wear evident on
upholstery. Small dent in passenger's door.
Power steering, A/C, runs well with all
electrics operative. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
$60,555. Handsome and fast, quite similar
to the Flying Spur design. Bought at a
price which allows the freshening the car
#198 -1963 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM
V Limousine. SN 5VF157. Odo: 30,420. Garnet/black/beige
leather bedford cord. Two
owners from new. Always chauffeur-
black leather. Totally original, in same family
for 96 years. Not running, but complete and
basically unhurt except for some rusting on
the iron parts. Original owner was Viscount
Enfield. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $102,300. Astonishing
barn-find sold at an astonishing
price, demonstrating the allure of proper
London-Brighton cars with a known history.
Car needs fill restoration, which will
likely double the new owner's outlay, making
the purchase and work a labor of love.
#213 -1907 PANHARD-LEVASSOR 18 HP
Wagonette. S/N U214677. Dark green/dark
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black leather. Catalog states that the car
"is presented in very good condition overall."
French registered. 300SL-derived engine.
Produced in relatively limited numbers.
Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $26,525. This
Benz had the glow of good health inside
and out. Well bought at the low end of its
#2 1 0 -1973 FERRARI 365GT4 BB
"BOXER" coupe. S/N 17861. Odo: 17,450.
driven and garaged and showing a minimum
of wear in all areas. All documents from R-R
and James Young with car. Cond: 2+. SOLD
AT $93,225. Absolutely correct Roller and
most impressive in its majestic way. Might
have brought about 10% less at a US sale.
#184 -1965 LOTUS ELAN S2 Roadster.
S/N 2645000. BR Green/black leather.
green. Spent many years in Australia. Unusual
"dog cart" body with rear entrance
and passengers seated facing each other.
"presented to the highest standards." From
a "well-known" British collection. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $60,555. The price on this P-L
demonstrates the power of LondonBrighton
cars like the unrestored Panhard
in this auction compared to slightly later
but still very ancient and worthy cars.
Lamps look incorrect, all else looks right.
Lots of quality for the price.
#215 -1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL
Roadster. S/N 12104220021169. Odo: 3,800.
Marrone metallic/beige leather. "in exceptional
original order." Documented low
mileage from new. Very well and carefully
maintained. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $56,925.
A splendid buy on a very good Ferrari.
This model remains undervalued in
today's market. Probably only worth more
Visit SCM at Barrett-Jackson.
Booth 13B in the auction tent.
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James G. Murphy Auctions
December 4, 1999
'71 Hemi Cuda Brings $410,000
October 26, 1999
Auctioneers: Robert Brooks,
Number of automotive lots: 90
Number of automotive lots sold: 57
Sale rate: 63%
Sale total: $1,871,677
High: Lot #650, 1970 6.3-liter McLarenChevrolet
M8D, sold at $275,982
Buyer's Premium: 10%
Special Report by Terry Parkhurst
Of the 1,300 registered bidders who
showed up for the Murphy sale, just 18
were there to bid on a '71 Hemi-Cuda. The
rest were after the heavy equipment,
trucks, bulldozers and buses that made up
the bulk of the auction.
Reputed to be just one of two '71 HemiCudas,
and perhaps the only remaining
example, S/N BS27R1B315367 was blue
with a blue vinyl interior, buckets, 4-speed
with a pistol grip shifter, non-factory alloys
and a 3.73 rear axle. With 32,119 original
miles, the car was in low #2, high #3
condition with no dents or rust.
Myth had it that this car belonged to a
local drug dealer, whose other cars were
seized when he was convicted some years
back. The Feds had known of the HemiCuda,
but couldn't locate it. Cleverly, they
let the felon out on parole and the first thing
he did was head straight for his `Cuda. With
the Feds right behind him, of course.
While the car sold for nearly twice the
pre-auction estimate of $250,000, musclecar
collectors weren't surprised, as rare
bodystyle Hemi-powered cars have been
extremely strong recently.
Report by Dave Brownell
Market opinions in italics
wo surprisingly strong winning
bids were fetched at the
Brooks Tuesday sale at the
London Motor Show. A 1932
Rolls-Royce 20/25 with a new
body copied from Mulliner
blueprints topped out at $120,450 and a
1936 Cord 810 phaeton with a sharp older
restoration blew nearly fifty grand past its
high estimate to sell for $140,415. While
the price paid for the Rolls was a tribute to
the craftsmanship lavished on the stylish
body and its immaculate chassis—it
looked like a 3/4-scale Phantom II Continental—it's
still a 20/25 beneath its elegant
skin and that means s-l-o-w. Obviously
this car is going to feel much more
at home on the concours circuit than
doing an Alpine Rally revival. The Cord
price is also hard to figure. You can buy #1
examples in the states at nearly every
major auction for less than $100K. This
was a lovely car, but no better than dozens
of others we've seen through the years.
However, that's one of the elements that
make auctions so fascinating.
There were no big surprises at the
Thursday auction, with the cars that sold
by and large falling within Brooks' preauction
estimates. The one noticeable
trend at this sale was the strong money
that garden-variety English sports cars of
the '50s and '60s were bringing, particularly
if they possessed right-hand drive.
Triumphs, Sprites, MGs and Jaguars all
sold for huskier levels than their counterparts
bring in the US. So few of these cars,
comparatively, were built for the home
market that English dealers have had a tidy
little trade for years shipping left-hook
examples back just to fill the demand by
National First winner. Fully and correctly
restored. Imported to UK from California
in 1970. Still presents very well. Cond: 1-.
SOLD AT $140,415. The absolute top
price for a nearly top car The "being different"
factor of driving the always-dramatic
looking Cord in the UK might have
made the difference in value between
English and UK market prices.
#419 -1949 CADILLAC 62 2-dr.
"Sedanette". S/N 486256115. Black/gray
broadcloth. Over $25,000 spent on
mechanicals and electrics including
punching out the engine to 5.7 liters.
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British enthusiasts. Now the stakes have
gone up a notch with natural-born righthand-drive
cars bringing consistent premiums
over their lefty brothers in the UK.
At the end of the day Brooks had managed
to sell a healthy 60% of the cars offered;
a typically good Brooks result with
a couple of eye-popping prices to wakeup
#438 -1936 CORD 810 Convertible. S/N
2154H. Medium blue/blue leather. CCCA
Accessories include outside sun visor,
spotlight, original radio. Ready for show
or go. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,975. A good
buy for a distinctive car—especially distinctive
in the UK, although its thirst for
$4.00 per gallon petrol may somewhat
limit the Sunday drives. Yanktanks have
a good following in England and this is
one of the most stylish.
#421 -1964 FORD MUSTANG Convertible.
S/N 5F08D181555. Odo: 12,000. Red/
cream vinyl. Restored in early '90s in US.
Said to have covered 12,000 miles since.
220 horse V8, automatic transmission,
power top. Texas car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$17,742. Strong money for a gardenvariety
Mustang with the wrong wheels
and tires. But cheaper than buying a
good one here and shipping it to the UK
if you're an English buyer. Incidentally,
there is technically no such thing as a
#606 -1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Roadster. SN 1946755117344. Metallic blue/
cream/leather. Original 327 V-8 replaced with
396 Chevy that was subsequently upgraded
to proper 427/425 horse spec. Manual gearbox,
side exhausts, bodywork described as
"very good" with mechanicals called
"good." Clutch on the way out. Cond: 3+.
SOLD AT $22,770. A non-matching numbers
car and the selling price reflected this
fact, along with the anticipation of replacing
the clutch. Still, for the enthusiast who
can live without trophies this could be a
fun car at a (relatively) bargain price.
#429 -1968 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE Ambulance.
S/N "TO BE ADVISED." Red/
tion of these charming, quirky cars. Quite
possibly the newest 2CV extant; "as new"
throughout. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $7,970.
2CVs are still terrific urban cars, particularly
in the cut-and-thrust of traffic in European
cities. Whether it was bought for
preservation or for driving, it would be
hard to buy a nearly new car much
#425 -1936 BMW 319/1 Roadster. S/N
56235. Dark blue/white/dark blue leather.
Restored cosmetically and mechanically
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cently. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $156,750.
A "real" Gullwing with the right stuff including
a seamless ownership history from
1959 onwards. Color combo is right, too,
as was the selling price.
#423 -1959 MESSERSCHMITT KR200
Kabineroller. S/N 72972. Silver/blue leatherette.
Recently completed restora-
tion work by the seller Includes floor, side
panels, side windows, wiring loom, full interior
and installation of a reconditioned
engine. "A superb example." Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $13,282. These little fuselages
on wheels have a certain kinky charm
but it's the brave owner who would venture
out on a four-lane with just 9 hp and
an absolute top end of 55 mph to defend
Itself against Peterbilts. It could also
double as a terrarium.
#443 -1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SEB
Convertible. SN 11102322076904. White/
to a high standard seven years ago and
has covered minimum mileage since. 55
bhp engine with triple carbs. Claimed top
end of 80 mph. "Car appears in extremely
good condition throughout." Cond: 2.
SOLD AT $55,975. The predecessor to
the benchmark 327/328 cars, this nice
example sold for about 1/3 the money a
comparable 327/328 roadster should
fetch. In that sense, it's a bargain for a
sporting BMW of the prewar era.
#610 -1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL
"Gullwing" Coupe. S/N 6500311. Odo:
42,991. Silver/red leather. Extremely well
white. Originally from Lewiston, Montana;
went to UK in 1996. New paint. Fully
equipped with stretcher, oxygen, lights, bells
and whistles. Runs well. "A guaranteed
crowd-puller." Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,925.
Its a lot of money to pay to get noticed, but
on UK roads it will certainly turn the heads
of other motorists—and you could probably
carry the Messerschmitt in the back.
#404 -1990 CITROEN 2CV "DOLLY"
4-dr. sedan. S/N VF7AZKAOOKA3666.
Odo: 130. From the final year of produc-
maintained car. Accessories include Becker
Le Mans radio and desirable Rudge knockoff
disc wheels. Paint and mechanical by
Mercedes-Benz factory in 1967. Minimal use
since, and a museum display until very re-
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black leather. Bodywork and interior restoration
in 1993. "In good condition throughout."
Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $21,820. A
decent price for a decent car with more
appeal overseas than in the US, whose MB
collectors prefer the 250 and 300 series
#412 -1971 VOLKSWAGEN "BEETLE"
1300 2-dr. Sedan. S/N 112962568. Odo:
24,000. White/black/gray vinyl and cloth.
Two owner car, "highly original and unrestored",
fully dealer serviced from new, mileage
seems genuine. Cond: 2-. SOLD
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AT $8,918. Strong money for a Beetle, especially
the later type. Possibly bought as
a "good used car" by someone who misses
their old Beetle. Or possibly an indication
that the "New Beetle" is having a
positive effect on the price of old ones.
#401 -1973 BMW 3.0CSL 2-dr. Coupe.
S/N 2285156. Pale blue. One of just 1,039
it strictly for vintage racing. A fair buy
on a good car.
#629 -1961 MASERATI 3500GT Coupe.
SN AM101 1834. Red/tan leather. Partially
built in CSL guise (alloy panels, reduced
trim, 4 wheel ventilated disc brakes, 260
bhp) this was a good-appearing car in most
all respects and had recently emerged from
storage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,488. This
street-legal race car fell right near the
middle of the high and low estimates, the
right hand drive helped in the UK and
would have hurt it here unless you bought
restored in 1989 and remaining "in good condition"
with "straight" body-work, "serviceable"
interior and an engine that can "pull
very well." Uprated alternator electronics.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,500. Not a bad
car, not a bad price. It would have been
expected to go nearer the high estimate.
#6 1 3 -1972 FERRARI 365GTB/4
DAYTONA Spyder. S/N 14413GT. Odo:
18,000. Red/black leather. Professionally
converted from GT to Spyder in 1986. Suspension
rebuild and substantial engine
work also at that time. Ex-Lord Brockett,
among others. New stainless exhaust recently
fitted. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT
$160,380. Well, what would a real NART
Spyder cost? At least ten times what the
new owner paid for this car for one in
comparable shape. Debatably, a fair buy.
As an investment the real thing always
beats the pretender but from 10 feet
#605 -1973 LANCIA FULVIA1.3S2 Coupe.
S/N 818630048644. Odo: 78,000. Red/black
vinyl. Body restoration carried out about
three years ago, according to the vendor.
Said to run well. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $4,537.
Like single-malt Scotch whiskey, Lancias
are not to every collector's taste. If you do
like them, there are bargains such as
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in the US.
#414 -1974 FERRARI DINO 308GT4
Coupe. S/N 08964. Odo: 43,472. White/beige
$20,938. Very clean car but Ferrari and
automatic transmission seem a contradiction
in terms even if the 400i is intended as
a grand tourer. A prancing horse for the
price of a clean used car nowadays.
#626 -1984 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH
LP500S Coupe. S/N ZA9000500DLA125.
Odo: 42,827. Dark blue/white/dark blue.
entry. Mini's version of a Jeep but strictly
front wheel drive. French-registered. "Offered
with MoT failure sheet." Cond: 3.
SOLD AT $2,937. Mini's answer to Jeep
but strictly front wheel drive. Ideal yacht
tender or commuter car to beach club/golf
course. Failure sheet indicates structural
or safety problems which need sorting. A
fair buy for a fun car
#426 -1932 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 Three
Position Sedanca. S/N GKT 3. Two-tone
leather. One-owner car. Recent repaint and
body work restoration to a high standard.
Braking system overhauled. Factory air and
electric windows. All papers from new. A
genuine matching number car. Cond: 2.
SOLD AT $19,800. A quite decent car
killed by the color. White is hardly ever
flattering on any car on a Ferrari it looks
particularly sterile. In red or black, this
car might have brought $25K. However,
GT4s continue to be a tough sale.
#445 -1977 LAMBORGHINI SILHOUETTE
"Targa" Coupe. S/N 40060. Red/red/
black leather. One of only 52 ever built and
Engine rebuild, body restoration, repaint
and full interior retrim performed by
Lamborghini specialists in 1988/89 when
car reached 35,000 km. Fully documented
Countach. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $49,335. A
good-looking example that's every
schoolboy's dream car. Evidently one adult
also liked it to the tune of nearly fifty grand.
Fairly bought at a bit below market.
#410 -1989 MASERATI 430 BITURBO
4-dr. Sedan. S/N ZAM332B28KB2902. Silver/blue
leather. Two-owner car with 2.8
engine and five-speed gearbox. Described
by seller as in "good" condition. Cond: 3.
SOLD AT $3,415. Biturbos can be
troublesome devils in both the body rust
and mechanicals departments. The fact
the first "open" Lamborghini. Powered by
Urraco 3-liter V8. Intended as a worthy
competitor to Ferrari's 308GTB. Described
by vendor as in "very good" condition
throughout" but "attention to the paint
would be beneficial." Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
$24,667. Not only a 308GTB competitor
in performance but also in market price
level. The right kind of money for this car
Never legally brought to the US, so a minuscule
market over here.
#640 -1983 FERRARI 40012-dr. Saloon. S/
N44123. Odo: 53,000. Silver
Automatic transmission, over $10,000 in recent
servicing costs including new timing
chains and tensioners. Well- documented
service history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
blue with black fenders/powder blue/
leather. Overdrive added, very fresh work
to a high standard, ready for concours,
body reproduced from H. J. Mulliner drawings,
"We have driven this car and Royce
himself would have been pleased with the
performance." Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT
$120,450. The record for a 20/25? Car
was built to look like a P.II Continental
but it's still a 20/25 with a second body.
High bid a compliment to the workmanship
#436 -1937 FORD 78 Station Wagon. S/N
18F-3763718. Black/beige leatherette. RHD
that the car sold for well under low estimate
may have indicated the owner's desire
to have the car out of his hands—
and maybe his hair as well.
#440 - AUSTIN MINI MOKE 4-passenger
Runabout. S/N A-AB1L661752. White/
black vinyl. "In presentable condition and
said to run and drive well", said the catalog
Dagenham-built example "in resplendent
concours condition." Body rebuild from
partially-disassembled state by woodie experts
Wood'n Can in California. Very well
presented. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $33,200. Perhaps
not the most eye-catching year for Ford
woodies but these half-timbered estate cars
continue to show growth in value both in
the US and overseas. Fairly bought.
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#604 -1950 BENTLEY MK. VI Special
Tourer. SIN B165GT. BR Green/black
leather. Originally a standard steel saloon.
Body removed in 1969 and replaced with
"Vintage" Bentley style open body.
Bentley specialists Hoffman & Burton
overhauled mechanicals about the
kept properly garaged." Cond: 3. SOLD
AT $15,655. Saggy top fit. Otherwise car
looked ready for the next British car show
in your neighborhood. Price correct for
either side of the Atlantic.
1954 JAGUAR XK 120 Drophead
Convertible. S/N 678118. Midnight blue/
same time. Has had very gentle use since.
Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,077. It a great
deal cheaper than buying a "real" W 0.
Bentley. But it will never be worth as
much as a real one, either.
1951 MG TD Roadster. S/N TD/7141.
Red/black/leather. One owner for the last
30 years. "Substantial chassis and bodywork
restoration professionally executed
12 years ago. Unused since and always
tan leather. Originally delivered in the US.
Body, interior and mechanicals restored in
UK in 1989. "Has a healthy-sounding en-
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Borg Warner automatic box replaced with
four-speed/overdrive unit. 3.4-liter engine.
Wire wheels. Ongoing owner maintenance
and needed restoration since early 1970s.
Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,872. Fair money
for a good car And it has home-market
right hand drive.
1959 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE
Roadster. S/N AN5/23680. White/red
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blemishes," according to the catalog description.
Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,411. Price
seems a bit of a bargain for either side of
the pond, depending on just how extensive
those "minor blemishes" might be.
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5824066BW. White/black leather. Original
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#627-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY SEBRING
SPRITE Competition Coupe. S/N HAN7L/
25885. Red/black. Only six original examples
extant. This car prepared under direction of
original constructor John Sprinzel. Full FIA
#407 -1968 MGC GT Coupe. S/N N/A.
White/black leather. Repainted and well
presented. Original interior. New batteries
leatherette. Totally restored in 1994/95 and
upgraded to 1275cc engine and ribcase
gearbox at that time. "One of the nicest
Frog Eyes we have driven," the auctioneers
state in its catalog entry. Cond: 2.
SOLD AT $12,333. Home market RHD
Frog Eyes (or Bugeyes, if you will) are
scarce in the UK as the great bulk of production
was shipped to America. This one
was a bit of a "boy racer" with reversed
wheel rims, no front bumper and the bigger
engine. Fair for UK, high for US.
#631 -1960 TRIUMPH TR-3A Roadster.
S/N TS73464. White/red/leather. Restored
papers. Alpine Cup winner in 1991 Pirell .
Marathon. Upgraded since 1991 to full
Sebring specs. Ready for international rallies.
Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $15,655. This is,
bottom line, a re-creation but an exceptional
one for all that. Selling price well
below construction costs so a good buy in
that context. But how many years before
it touted as "real?"
#638 -1963 JAGUAR XICE Coupe. S/N
861049. BR Green/black/leather. Imported
in 1999 from Malaysia. Chrome wire and
and new rear spring hangers. Tachometer
and carbs need attention. Cond: 2-. SOLD
AT $5,500. The MGCs have a generally
crummy reputation as noseheavy, overheating,
troublesome cars. Rear spring
hanger work would indicate infestation
by the tinworm at some point. The seller
should be happy.
#621-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE
VOLANTE Convertible. S/N DBVC/
3728/R. Black/black leather. One of only
between 1995 and 1998. Overdrive transmission.
Upgraded with rack and pinion
steering, TR6 wire wheels and twin aero
windscreens. Presents well. Cond: 2.
SOLD AT $15,180. Like other Brit sports
cars of the '50 and '60s, home market RHD
versions are a scarce sight over there. This
is reflected in the premium figure for a
good but not exceptional TR. In the US it
might have made 10 grand on a good day.
#609 -1961 JAGUAR XKE Roadster.
S/N 850170. Silver gray/red/leather. "Flat
floor" car—one of 400 such with RI-ID and
A/C. Little information about this specific
car revealed in catalog. Cond: 3. SOLD
AT $17,457. High estimate of $26,400
seemed just that—a very high estimate for
a garden-variety E coupe. The price was
#432 -1965 MG B Roadster. S/N G-HN4/
76069. Odo: 600. Dark green/green/black.
nine built with Vantage engine and 5-speed
ZF gearbox. Restored in France between
1990-1993. Described by vendor as "very
good" throughout. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$109,560. Rarity does count, especially
in the prestige marques like Aston. This
car gives the new owner big bragging
rights at the next AMOC meeting.
#650 -1970 MCLAREN-CHEVROLET
M8D GROUP 7 CAN-AM CAR racing
two seater. S/N M8D/3. Orange/black.
Ex-works racer piloted to victories by Dan
of which about 170 are thought to exist. Outside
hood releases. Total restoration in 1988,
then further bodywork in past two years including
inner and outer sills and brake system
overhaul. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $44,590.
The "Flat Floor" E-types have their own
mystique and the price paid reflects this. A
beautiful example very well presented.
Fully restored and rustproofed body, new
seals, rubbers, top, plating, suspension and
brakes overhauled, wire wheels rebuilt,
1,950cc engine converted for unleaded gas.
600 miles since completing restoration.
Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,677. A good buy on
a sports car that can be used day in and
day out and also rallied, shown and enjoyed
on weekends. High bid is likely less
than the cost of restoration alone.
Gurney and Peter Gethin, these cars were
also driven by Denny Hulme and Lothar
Motschenbacher. This example has been
successful in historic racing and is raceready.
Cond: 1. SOLD AT $274,725. Great
provenance on a great race car. For the
serious and qualified Walter Mitty this
impeccable handling, brutally fast
McLaren is probably a dream come true
and cheap at any price.
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October 31, 1999
Auctioneer: Dean and Dan Kruse
Number of automotive lots: 280
Number of automotive lots sold: 124
Sale rate: 44%
Sale total: $2,679,128*
High: Lot #416, 1957 BMW 507 Roadster
solc at $194,250
Buyers premium: 5%
*includes post-block sales reported by The
Report by Allan Carey
Market opinions in italics
by Dave Brownell
as Vegas, Halloween and a collector
car auction make for an
interesting combination. During
the day, you can watch the
"trailer queens" cross the block,
and at night, see gamblers
dressed like queens pour money into the
slots. If you didn't want to leave your
room, you could watch the auction live in
your room on television.
Since the Imperial Palace has
changed hands, the role of the auto collection
is changing as well. While few of
the IP's cars crossed the block, they had
several big-dollar cars in the Exposition
Tent. As we've come to expect from the
Auction, there was something for everyone,
including plenty of Corvettes, a
few celebrity cars, the oddball Gilkie
camping trailer and an ultra-exotic
Pegaso Z-102 coupe.
Saturday was the big day, with 150 cars
crossing the block. By the end of the auction
Sunday the crowds were thinning out,
with bidders hurrying to get in one more
round of blackjack before catching their
#136 - 1905 HAYNES-APPERSON. S/N
N/A. Odo: N/A. Black/black leather. Horn.
IP car. Took four IP guys to get it
started.Brass trim, wooden box under
driver's feet. Good top and leather. Paint
shows some buffer burn. Leather fenders.
Cond: 3. SOLD AT $34,125. Brass era
cars are still in demand, as reflected by
the selling price of this early example. If
low wheels/brown leather/black top.
Three-speed, luggage rack, rumble seat,
plexi-glass side windows. Fenders are
badly chipped and scratched. Chrome is
pitted and tired. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT
$9,975. A fair buy, with enough margin
left to correct the faults and still have some
room to sell for mid-teens.
#435 - 1930 FORD MODEL A 2-dr. Coupe.
S/N N/A. Odo: 93. Burgundy/tan, black
cloth. Three-speed. Orange peel through-
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it was London-Brighton material it would
have gone for considerably more.
#406 - 1925 LINCOLN MODEL L Town
Car. S/N N/A. Odo: N/A. Maroon, black/
black leather/tan cloth. Dual side mounts,
out, scratches everywhere, paint drips, etc.
Interior in good shape, windshield opens.
Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $10,763. All the
money for an amateur restoration coupe.
#482 - 1931 PACKARD 840 Dual Cowl
Sport Phaeton. S/N 146208 (49135) Odo:
divider window, jump seats, luggage trunk,
V8, original drum headlights. Top has tears
and repairs. 'Mostly original long wheelbase.'
Paint chips everywhere. Chrome
pitted, missing air filter. Tired older restoration,
now needs attention. Cond: 4. NOT
SOLD AT $25,000. Just about on the
button for an early full CCCA Classic
Lincoln in this condition. Unlikely to
bring much more anywhere else.
#226 - 1928 FORD MODEL A Roadster.
S/N A307484. Odo: N/A. Pale green/yel-
N/A. Maroon/maroon leather/black top.
Straight 8, 140" wheelbase, Trippes. 12spoke
wheels, divider. Four louvers, CM
Hall head and brake lights, Packard mirrors,
luggage trunk. Chip on driver's side
cowl, orange peel on rear deck. Paint chipping
elsewhere. Great car, but tired restoration.
Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $150,000.
Both buyer and seller made a mistake.
The absolute top for a Packard like this
needing some attention, particularly one
equipped with clunky wooden wheels.
1931 STUDEBAKER Commander
E Sedan. S/N FD23655. Maroon/maroon
cloth/black top. Three-speed. Owners
manual, luggage box, straight 8. Original
plates. Older restoration showing its age
with some scratches on driver's door. Interior
looks great. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$27,300. All the money for a closed, nonclassic
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#137 - 1956 CHEVROLET STATION
WAGON. S/N VB56L-059410. Odo: N/A.
Red, white/brown cloth. Centerline
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wheels. New restoration, good paint and
chrome, NC sticker. Leather steering
wheel, interior smells like moth balls.
Good door fit. Looks lowered. Cond: 2-.
SOLD AT $17,850. A fair bid for a less
than thrilling body style. A good deal
for seller and buyer both.
#198 - 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE.
S/N J59S101063. Odo: 2. Red, white coves/
red leather. Four-speed, A/C, Wonderbar
radio, new paint, top, chrome, stainless.
Engine rebuilt, CA plates. White walls with
spinner wheel covers. Cracks in paint near
trunk, uneven passenger door gaps. Cond:
3+. NOT SOLD AT $36,000. High bid was
fair collector market value.
#167 - 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA. S/N
F5801124050. Odo: N/A. Pearl white/blue
leather. 327 ci/375 hp, 4-speed, AM-FM,
tinted glass, knockoffs, gold line tires, telescopic
steering, teak wheel, T-3 headlights.
One of 771, claimed matching numbers.
Restored by John De Gregory. Engine
clean, good door fit and excellent
paint. Better than new. Cond: 2+. NOT
SOLD AT $42,500. Seems like enough to
us but evidently not for the consignor
#238 - 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Stingray Coupe. S/N 30837S108548. Odo:
13,849. Black/black leather. Fuelie, AM
ing orange/black vinyl. Power steering,
power top, AM radio. 289 ci/225 hp. Top
in excellent shape, door rubber falling off,
chrome pitted, door fit is okay. Interior is
nice but needs cleaning. Cond: 4+. SOLD
AT $10,500. About the right money versus
the car's condition. Mustang door fit
was just "okay" even when they were new.
#125 - 1965 FORD MUSTANG Coupe.
S/N 5R07C147109. Odo: 1,979. White/
steering, power brakes, Continental kit,
AM radio, white walls, dual side mirrors,
fender skirts, automatic. Frame-off restoration.
Interior in excellent shape, good
door fit. Excellent chrome and paint. Cond:
2. SOLD AT $24,150. A fair offer for a
good car Buyer and seller both did well.
#164 - 1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Fuel-injection Coupe. S/N 194375S114541.
Odo: N/A. Nassau blue/metallic blue
Odo: 87,449. Maroon/maroon leather. 327
ci, 4-speed, side exhaust. Small chips and
scratches throughout. Has A/C controls
but no A/C, chrome pitted, paint is cracking
all over the body. A purchase for the
truly brave, or desperate. Post block sale.
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $28,875. More than
enough for a shaggy car
#134 - 1965 FORD MUSTANG Convertible.
S/N 5R08A216610. Odo: 35,092. Flam-
vinyl, cloth. AM radio, A/C, whitewalls,
owned by Sylvester Stallone. Moderate
custom: 30 coats of paint, lowered, push
button doors. Good door fit, excellent
chrome. Small dent in hood. Cond: 3. NOT
SOLD AT $50,000. Customs are hard
cars to value, even when the owner is rich
and famous. Seems like all the money
#127 - 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-dr.
Hardtop. S/N F58K146172. White/aquablue
vinyl. 348 ci, 3-speed. A/C, power
radio, knockoffs. From JHS auto collection,
unrestored. Interior in good shape,
shows some use, paint has held up really
well. CA black plate. Engine compartment
is spotless. Couldn't determine if numbers
match, however. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
$37,800. The buy of the sale among Corvettes.
Fuelie split-window coupes were
never common and a clean, original example
is a rare find indeed.
#263 - 1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Stingray Convertible. S/N 194675S112208.
cream vinyl. AM radio, Firehawk FTX tires.
289 ci, 2 bbl, 3-speed stick. Unrestored,
paint in good shape except for a few cracks
and chips. Chrome pitted and flaking off.
Totally stock and original. Four owners
since new, good door fit. Cond: 4+. SOLD
AT $4,988. If closed versions of popular
collector cars are worth approximately
half of their open counterparts, this car
sold for the right money.
#178 - 1965 SHELBY COBRA 289 Roadster.
S/N CSX2495. Odo: 9,504. Red, white
stripe/black leather. 289 ci, 5-speed. Factory
side pipes, competition wire wheels,
bumper guards, wind wings, interior
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sun visor, convertible top, knockoffs. Interior
shows wear, good door fit and rubber.
Paint chips on trunk latch. Cond: 2-.
NOT SOLD AT $170,000. See the previous
entry to compare the real thing to the
unreal in terms of value to collectors. But
it should have sold for this strong offer
#248 - 1966 FORD MUSTANG Fastback.
S/N GR09C159296. Odo: 3,870. Black,
Butler, comes with dual 4 bbl manifold, two
brand new Holley 600s. New Cobra air filter,
Cobra Le Mans valve covers. Interior
shows wear, lots of it. Chrome is tired.
Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,925. A lot of fun
and performance for the price of a used
Corvette, but it's always going to be a
replica and therefore nearly as good an
investment as Czarist Russian bonds.
#236- 1998 WORLD OF OUTLAW Sprint
Car. S/N N/A. Odo: N/A. White, red, blue
white stripes/black vinyl. 350 ci, Shelby
GT350 clone. Cobra floor mats, fiberglass
hood, right front air dam, Shelby wheels,
emblems and badges. Nice paint, pitted
chrome, interior dirty and worn, small
scratches on rear end. Good door fit. A
used custom Mustang, by any other name.
Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. A very
generous bid for a ropey car
#193 - 1970 CHEVROLET MONTE
CARLO 2-dr. Hardtop. S/N 13870L14481.
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Salem Enslas, Uruguay. Paint is orange
peeled but chrome is decent. Shows use.
Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. "The
Blacksmith's Revenge" as Allards are
known, make good, tough, fun vintage
race cars. This one seemed cheap enough.
#169 - 1948 MG TC. S/N XPAG5466. Odo:
641. RHD. Green/white leather/black top.
stripes/black leather. Cracks and chips in
paint, interior shows good use. 'Driver
George Weinert.' Chrome is nice. Cond: 3-.
SOLD AT $11,025. Cheaper to buy than
to build. But if you're not going to race it,
just what are you going to do with it?
1929 GILKIE Camping Trailer.
S/N 1696113. Odo: N/A. Green/tan, green
Silver painted wire wheels, wood steering
wheel. New repaint and interior. Owner
bought from Mel Torme in '86. Complete
mechanical overhaul. Interior shows some
use, paint is scratched and shows driving
time. Good chrome. Engine very dirty. Cond:
3-. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. Just about on
the money for a TC in this condition.
#151 - 1950 JAGUAR XK 120 Roadster.
S/N 670807. Odo: 40,350. Red/black leather.
Spats and steel wheels, only 807 built.
Metallic green/black cloth/black top. 396
ci, 3-speed. Power steering and brakes,
A/C, tilt wheel, 8-track AM radio, turbo
hydromatic. Paint is chipped and wavy,
rubber cracked and splitting. Engine compartment
clean. Interior is in good shape.
Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,138. There's a collector
cult that likes Monte Carlos a
great deal, and at least two of them must
have been at this sale.
#450 - 1981 ARNTZ COBRA Replica.
S/N DMV81985LA. Black, gold stripe/
black leather. 427 ci, 4-speed. Ford V8,
knockoffs. Believed to be built by Ron
cloth/tan top. Sleeps 4 comfortably, paint
chipped here and there, top in good condition
except for some mildew in corners.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,785. Just the thing
for towing behind your 41/2-Litre Bentley
to vintage race meetings.
#163 - 1947 ALLARD K-1 Supercharged.
S/N 559 Odo: 0003. Black/red leather. Fourspeed.
Fire extinguisher, single sidemount,
Simpson seat belts, flathead V8,
dual carbs, roll bar. Shipped 3/30/49 to
Good paint and chrome, small scratches
on skirts. Small paint bubbles on hood.
Excellent interior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$29,400. If the mechanicals check out,
this was a good deal for the buyer, perhaps
$5,000 - $8,000 below the market.
#436 - 1951 JAGUAR XK120 Roadster.
S/N 670937. Odo: 38. Red/tan leather. Fender
skirts. Restored 9 years ago, chrome very
nice, paint is holding its own with one small
crack on driver's side door. Engine compartment
is in good shape. Small dent in
passenger's side door. Post block sale.
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Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $55,650. All the
money for a very nicely done Jaguar
#126 - 1952 JAGUAR XK 120 Fixed Head
Coupe. S/N W55958. Odo: 49,114. White/
slate leather. Four-speed, fender skirts, 4
Doors sag a bit. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT
$65,000. A good offer for a good car.
Should have sold.
#200 - 1964 MGB Roadster. S/N
GHN3L36533. Odo: 98,580. White/tan
worth ten grand more on the best day of the
week but the high bid was more than fair
#143 - 1886 MERCEDES-BENZ Replica.
S/N N/A. Odo: N/A. Green/black leather.
Single cylinder, 3 wheels. John Bentley
owners since new, wood trim on passenger's
side cracked and then revarnished. Door
and trunk fit off, good rubber, nice chrome,
small chips in paint but overall in decent
and largely original shape. Cond: 3-. NOT
SOLD AT $15,000. Not enough money for
what is arguably the most beautiful production
sport coupe ever to come down
the road. Should have brought at least
another 10 G's.
#174 - 1954 JAGUAR XI( 140 Convertible.
SN A872396. Odo: 60,532. Red/tan
leather. Knockoffs, good paint, interior
leather/black top. Four-speed, luggage
rack. Early pull-handle, chrome bumpers,
wire wheels (tons of brake dust), top is
old and faded, luggage rack chrome is fading,
interior dirty and shows lots of use.
Tired and very used. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT
$11,025. Enough money for a model that
can still be bought from ads on local supermarket
#488 - 1968 JAGUAR XKE SI 4.2 Roadster.
S/N 1E17523. Odo: 3,186. Red/black
replica. Wood and paint in good condition.
Solid rubber wheels with chunks
taken out. Post block sale. Cond: 2-.
SOLD AT $26,250. These are the ultimate
toy for Mercedes enthusiasts and,
having driven one, I can tell you they
actually function quite well. And it will
fit in your living room . . .
#421 - 1943 KUBELWAGEN UTILITY.
S/N 2029529. Odo: 50,751. Camouflage
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smells like moth balls. Good door and hood
fit, nice chrome. Small chips in paint on front
fender. Missing fender skirts. Cond: 2-.
SOLD AT $40,425. A decent buy on an
#148 - 1959 AC ACE Roadster. S/N
ALEX1047. Odo: 26,765. Red/black leather.
Four-speed, knockoffs, soft top, spare tire,
wood steering wheel. 'All Original.' Small
chips throughout paint. Spidering paint
near gas cap most noticeable, but some
cracks throughout. Simpson seat belts,
interior shows a lot of wear. Good rubber.
leather. Interior is showing some use, paint
and chrome show a little age, wood steering
wheel. Undercarriage recently sprayed
with overspray on sills. Otherwise a
useable older restoration. Cond: 3+. NOT
SOLD AT $37,000. Another Jag more
than fairly bid. Just how much did the
owner think it was worth?
#241 - 1993 ASTON MARTIN Virage
Volante Convertible. S/N SCFDMAM
ZC7PBL60105. Odo: 8,911. Black/black
leather/black top. One of 13 made. Power
windows, locks, steering, brakes. A/C, CD
player, GPS with e-mail. Small scratches but
otherwise it's a nice used car. Cond: 2-. NOT
SOLD AT $150,000. Maybe, maybe, it's
desertAan vinyl/tan top. Four-cylinder, typical
museum restoration by IP. Missing both
fuse box covers on dash, interior dirty with
overspray on dash, quick spray on camouflage.
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,850. Great
piece of militaria and hard to find at any
time. Price seems right, but difficult to call
accurately due to lack of a comparison.
#426 - 1944 BMW R-75 Motorcycle with
Side Car. S/N 663681. Odo: 54,827. Army
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tan. 745cc/26 bhp. Flat twin, compression
5.6-5.8:1, spare tire, helmet. Military version
of 750 cc horizontal opposed 2-cylinder engine.
`Krad-B' side car with power driven
third wheel which can be disengaged, maximum
speed is 60 mph. Orange peel paint,
which looks brushed on. Dirty. Cond: 3-.
NOT SOLD AT $31,000. Another rare
piece of motorized Nazi militaria. The price
seems right to us but, like the Kubelwagen,
a tough one to call accurately
#189 - 1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL
Gullwing. S/N 1980404500072. Odo: 37,423.
Red/black leather. Four-speed, AM-FM
radio, Nardi steering wheel. CA black
plates. Engine compartment clean. Excellent
interior, good door fit, nice chrome
4-speed. All aluminum 3.2-liter push rod V8,
Becker Brescia radio. Debuted in '55 at Paris
auto show. Not produced until '57. Styled
by Albrecht Goertz. One of 254 built. Interior
shows wear. Good door fit, small chips
in nose. Post block sale. Cond: 2-. SOLD
AT $194,250. Some claim these cars are
better drivers than the 300SLs. There seem
to be a lot of 507s showing up at auction
recently, and this price, for a car in this
condition, is in line with other sales.
#419 - 1964 PORSCHE 356SC Coupe.
S/N 127872. Odo: 48,966. Olive green/red
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Complete restoration in '90. Interior in
good shape, aftermarket floor mats. Nice
paint and chrome, engine compartment a
little greasy, small chips near license.
Looks honest and highly original. Cond:
3+. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. A non-original
color, and not a very nice one for a
356 at that. Bid was more than enough.
#423 - 1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL
Convertible. S/N 11304210013857. Odo:
50,639. Red/tan leather. Four-speed. Interior
in good shape but needs cleaning.
1956 PORSCHE 356A Speedster.
S/N 82573. Odo: N/A. Speedster blue/tan
leather/tan top. Four-speed, fiberglass
hardtop. From the Sekichu Japan Car Collection.
Door fit off on passenger's side,
engine compartment clean. Excellent paint.
Cond: 2. SOLD AT $47,250. The right
money for a desirable but not perfect
#416 - 1957 BMW 507 Roadster. SN 70080.
Odo: 54,183. Black/red leather. 150 hp,
. NOT SOLD AT $155,000. High
bid was right on the button for this car.
and paint. Very good looking CA car.
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Good door fit, new quick repaint and
chrome, engine compartment dirty and
contains dead snails. Nobody ever said
230SLs were very fast, but this is a little
too much. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,700.
At least it didn't have an automatic gearbox.
Less than pristine examples are going
nowhere in value.
#215 - 1952 SIATA Gran Sport Convertible.
S/N SL0245B. Odo: 37,649. Silver and
red/silver leather. Fire extinguisher. Paint
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driver's door. Rubber coming off around
windshield. Chip in hood and its fit is off.
Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. Bid to
the low end of current market value. Worth
at least ten grand more.
#175 - 1972 FERRARI 365GTB14 Daytona
Coupe. S/N 14899. Odo: 70,980. Red/tan
AT $33,000. Price was fair market value
for the GS.
#181 - 1966 LAMBORGHINI 350GT
Coupe. S/N 274241. Odo: 70,650. Metallic
blue/tan leather. Five-speed, chrome
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Borranis. One of 146 made. Restored in '98
with copious records. Good door fit, nice
chrome. Paint bubbling on passenger's and
leather. A/C, AM-FM cassette, V12, 3 owners,
books and records, chrome Borranis,
Michelin tires. CA car, nice paint and
chrome, interior shows some wear. Recent
restoration. Hood cylinders are a bit sticky.
Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. Far too
low an offer for a good, legit Daytona.
#246 - 1994 FERRARI 348 Spyder. S/N
ZFFRG43A3R0098535. Odo: N/A. Red/tan
leather/tan top. Six-speed, all books and
manuals, power seats, windows, steering,
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black leather/black top. Six-speed, power
steering and brakes, custom wheels. Some
chips in nose, interior like new. Cond: 2-.
NOT SOLD AT $105,000. High bid was
about $10K-15K under current market.
Car will probably be worth the same or
more next year and the year after
#465 - 1955 PEGASO Z-102 Berlinetta.
S/N 0102-0150-0105. Odo: 25. Silver metal-
and locks. Interior like new, small scratches
on doors near locks, CA registered. Cond:
3+. SOLD AT $78,750. Offer was right on
fair market value. Both buyer and seller
should go home happy.
#244 - 1995 FERRARI F50. S/N
ZFFTG46A010104220. Odo: N/A. Red/red,
black leather. One owner CA car, power windows,
sounds great. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD
AT $610,000. High bid was in the middle
of current market value range. Owner evidently
could afford to turn it down.
#206 - 1996 FERRARI 355 Spyder. S/N
2FFXR48A3J0104122. Odo: N/A. Red/
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lic/black leather. Five-speed, knockoff
wheels, good door fit, excellent paint and
chrome. Restored in '94 and 'completely
original.' Wood steering wheel. Beautiful
car. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $250,000.
Spectacular Spanish steed. Nothing to
compare it with but the car is probably
worth more than the high bid to an appreciative
and qualified collector.
#33 - 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA Sport
Coupe. S/N F580133311. Odo: 88,928. Red/
red with silver, orange, black. 348 with
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17,896. Red/white vinyl, white top. Automatic,
buckets, aftermarket mags. 110 bhp,
(COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS
October 23, 1999
Auctioneer: Mitch Silver
Number of automotive lots: 134
Number of automotive lots sold: 85
Sale rate: 63%
Sale total: $697,507
High: Lot #100P, 1931 Cadillac 370A 7passenger
phaeton sold at $109,940
Buyer's Premium: 3%
Report by Keith Martin
Market opinions in italics
always enjoy going to a Silver auction.
Mitch Silver has built a reputation
for attracting interesting merchandise
at reasonable reserves, and he always
seems to get a crowd with a good mix
of dealers as well as retail buyers.
The descriptions on the car cards at
his Portland auction were by far the most
honest I have seen in a decade of auction
attending. Oil leaks, slipping clutches and
engine smoke were all disclosed, and it
didn't seem to depress the bidding at all.
One buyer I spoke with remarked that
"It's great to know up front just what I'm
getting myself into. I assume any used car
I'm buying is going to have problems, and
having all the warts out in the open simply
cuts down on the surprises."
Mitch did provide a visual treat by having
two of the worst ham-fisted restorations
we've ever come across, a Sunbeam
Rapier and a Triumph Herald. They looked
like something I might have done in highschool
body shop, and reinforced the correctness
of my decision to become a journalist
rather than a restorer.—K.M
tri-power, posi., 4-speed "frame-up" restoration
to a good standard. Very good
panel fit, good interior kit. Stainless spears
need polishing. Handsome, but doesn't
quite sizzle. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $27,553.
Huge money for a coupe and shows that
even at a small auction like this, the right
car in the right colors will cause bidders
to get excited.
#132 - 1965 CHEVROLET CORVAIR
Convertible. S/N 105675 W115061. Odo:
4-carbs. Surprisingly straight. Rust erupting
on rear and front wheel arch. Rear side
door fit off slightly. Decent interior. Cond:
3-. SOLD AT $2,987. Cute and a cheap
enough way to enjoy an interesting piece
of American history, plus the top goes
down in the summer.
#41 - 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N 194675122894. Odo:
56,010. Red/black vinyl. 327/300 hp, 4-speed,
3.73 rear end. Power brakes, AM-FM stereo.
Recent restoration to a good standard.
Fresh interior kit. Shiny paint. Funky fakemag
hub caps. Bumper chrome speckled.
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tions like the cowl induction. The '67 - '68
Camaros will always stand as classics and
nice ones will bring $10K all day long.
#113 - 1988 FORD "SALEEN" MUSTANG.
S/N 1FABP41EGTF3087. Odo:
33,228. White/gray. One owner, 5-speed,
Recent panel fit. Lots of eyeball. Cond: 2-.
NOT SOLD AT $23,500. Not an unfair
bid. A near perfect combination of options
to make a great driving car However, no
documentation present to authenticate the
original configuration of the car
#135 - 1966 FORD MUSTANG. S/N
GT07T206343. Odo: 91,995. Purple!/black
Nevada, and they are almost cute. Be the
hit of the next English Ford owner 's club
meet. The owner is looking for $3,600 (real
money, not a chandelier special) and he
may be looking for a long time.
#47 - 1958 SUNBEAM RAPIER Convertible.
S/N A3803263. Odo: 63,663. Powder
blue with white/gray vinyl. Incredibly bad
paint job over rusty body with numerous
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race craft suspension, 16" wheels, all other
Saleen features. Interior like new. Very
straight, doesn't appear to have been
abused or molested. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$13,390. Top dollar for an eleven-yearold
Saleen, even with these low miles.
#46 - 1994 COBRA REPLICA. SN FD111.
Odo: 9. White/black. Fibeifab kit. Ford V8,
vinyl buckets. Hurst console automatic.
Purple garter around steering columnmounted
tach. GT mags. Balanced and
blue-printed 302 ci V8. 9" posi. rear end,
Holley 650 double pumper, Hooker headers.
Side exhausts. Average paint. A purple
horse. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $5,100.
"Personalized" cars are hard to sell, as
the new owner has to have the same taste
the seller did. The driveline is worth more
than the car
#35 - 1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS.
SN 123377L139987. Odo: 92,564. Red/black
vinyl. Cowl induction, 350 ci V8,
dents. Weird later model aftermarket mags.
Dashboard falling apart. A fright pig.
"Have a nice day" license plate frame—
true only if you're not the high bidder.
Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $1,391. This is the
kind of car that makes me believe that I
too could be a restorer Just take a bucket
of paint, a roller or a big brush, and next
thing you know, you're on the green at
#16 - 1961 TRIUMPH HERALD. S/N
Y22836LCV. Odo: 58,378. Red/gray.
4-speed, buckets, disc wheels, cheap
automatic, big side pipes. Huge flares, latemodel
mags. Somehow just doesn't look right
in white. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $22,500.
A white Cobra with an automatic? Maybe
you could park it in the garage next to your
Gazelle and your Zimmer, and then invite
"America's Funniest Home Videos" to tape
#15- 1952 FORD CONSUL. SN 670N6896.
Odo: 1,355. Powder blue/white vinyl. 4-cylinder,
4-speed on column. Fresh ground-
automatic, console, front and rear spoiler.
Detailed engine, chrome valve covers. Decent
respray, nicely detailed. Door fit not
perfect but not horrible. Lots of eyeball.
Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,609. Great looking
car, nicely presented and who cares if
it was "enhanced" by aftermarket addi-
up restoration to a hobbyist standard. Poor
prep work under paint. Good panel fit.
Funky but new white carpet. Probably a
better restoration than the car deserves, but
very cute. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT
$3,600. We saw one of these on the Carrera
respray over ripply body work. Poor
chrome, tired interior. Bumpers painted red
with white trim. Decent seat covers. A
scary open-air beater. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT
$2,575. Only interesting because Albert
Finney drove one in "Two for the Road"
Real Herald fanatics actually lust after
the 6-cylinder Vitesse. Fair enough price,
and you'll never have to worry about rechroming
#74 - 1962 TRIUMPH TR4. S/N CT4690L.
Odo: 7,418. White/red. Early metal dash,
short-bubble hood. Completely rebuilt and
restored to a hobbyist standard. 4-speed,
disc wheels. Fresh interior kit. Owner says
it has rear main oil leak and brake fluid
leak. Very wide door gaps. A sunny-day
cruiser. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,180.
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Refreshing honest commentary by the
owner on the auction data card. Car sold
for the right price given its needs. With a
little work, a good weekend sports car.
#94 - 1969 JAGUAR Ma SII Coupe. S/N
11241653. Odo: 120,433. Dark blue/dark
quality respray with bubbles on
passenger's door. Seems straight and honest.
Engine bay dirty with some corrosion.
A driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,858. A fair
price, and a good way to drive a fun, vintage
sports car and bring the little kids
along as well. We once owned an Alfa GTC
for the very same reason. And now our children
drive Mercedes diesels. Go figure.
#55- 1972 JAGUAR XICE S III V12 Roadster.
S/N 1S2022BW. Odo: 50,979. Burgundy/black
leather, black vinyl top.
driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,540. One
of those cars that got better the more you
looked at it. Never really worn out badly
enough to need restoration, completely
intact, and seemed to run well. Went to a
Russian wholesaler who vowed he
"wouldn't pay more than $15K for it."
#110 - 1929 MERCEDES-BENZ REPLICA.
S/N PF001938. Odo: 4,405. Cream/
tan vinyl. Fiberglass body on a Pinto chassis.
Owner claims brown canvas top made
blue leather. 4-speed, chrome wires. Twoowner
car. Very nice interior. Older, poor-
Automatic, wires, no A/C. Claimed oneowner
car with original mileage. Older respray
that has been buffed about ten thousand
times. Decent interior. Trunk lid
slightly bowed. Luggage rack. An honest
from "authentic Mercedes material."
Gelcoat fading on fenders. Not likely to be
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seen on the green at Pebble Beach, unless
converted to a golf cart. Cond: 3+. SOLD
AT $4,893. A hopeless, badly designed
not-even-interesting copy of an SSK. Belongs
in a museum somewhere of "weird
cars that nobody understands why they
were created in the first place."
#98 - 1976 MERCEDES-BENZ 450 SL,
Convertible. S/N 10704412032857. Odo:
143,333. Silver/black leather. Dash cap.
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#38 - 1967 FIAT DINO Coupe. S/N
135AC0000219. Odo: 73,243. Dark blue/
1987 911 Carrera with the same miles
would be worth $15K. Whether it's the
initial build quality or the subsequent
owner care, most 944s just don't seem to
hold up like 911s. This was all the money
for a car that has no upside.
#29 - 1990 BMW 750iL 4-door Sedan. S/
N WBAGC8319LDC776. Bronze/beige
leather. Odometer broken. Straight. CD
Good seats. Good older respray that is
holding up well. Decent panel fit, passenger
door has been worked. Later model
wheels. Seems honest and unmolested.
Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,416. A handsome
enough car that, if it checks out mechanically,
will provide tens of thousands of
miles of stylish cruising. And then, it can
be sold for $6K! Your total ownership cost
will be less than the lease down payment
on a new SLK.
#59- 1976 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 C. S/N
11407312107032. Odo: 36,091. White/dark
blue vinyl. Automatic. Steel wheels. Very
green/tan vinyl. Cheapie older respray.
Tired interior but no rips or tears. Driver's
door sags badly. Engine compartment
filthy with corrosion. Never titled in U.S.
A slightly scary car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT
$4,120. The highest and best use for this
car would be for parts for your Ferrari
Dino 206. This particular car looked like
it was all used up in Europe, then stuffed
in a container and shipped over here. Not
a bad price, but wait for the first valvejob
player changer in trunk. Window rubbers
disintegrating. Looks like it has covered a
lot of miles. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,476.
A mechanic told us that fixing the electronic
odometer can cost upwards of
$700. And since 750s in general melt in
very expensive ways as they age, imagine
buying one with unknown mileage. Not
a decision for the faint of heart.
#58 - 1999 VOLKSWAGEN NEW
BEETLE. SN 3VWCA21C4XM4564. Odo:
9,307. Yellow/black. 5-speed, PS, A/C,
straight. Nice interior. Tired rubber around
front window. Passenger side has been
worked. Good chrome. Overall, a very nice
driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,348. A very
honest used, but still stylish, Benz-beater
Selling price was fair in terms of market
value, but a real bargain given the apparent
unabused quality of this particular car
#100 - 1987 PORSCHE 944. S/N
WPOAB094XHN4701. Odo: 139,260.
Bronze/dark brown leather. Average respray
with lots of dirt in spray gun. Hood
fit off. Interior smells like a smoky night
club. Seats okay. Rear hatch resealed with
silicone. Maybe all the good miles have
already been used up on this one. Cond:
3-. SOLD AT $3,657. Interesting how a
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vehicle evaluation forms,
market commentary, plus new
Corvette and American muscle
car section. Only $14.95
(plus $3 shipping & handling).
ABS, CD with stacker, alloys. "One fussy
nonsmoking owner." As new. Cond: 1.
NOT SOLD AT $19,000. We think these
Beetles will look as good in thirty years
as vintage Beetles do today. However, they
really will never be collectible and they
are selling at sticker or less at the local
dealer A fair enough bid for what is just
a used car
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The Appraiser's Corner
Excerpts from Actual Appraisals
by Steve Cram
1958 Aston Martin DiiiSeries
'I Saloon Coupe
Color: Maroon exterior; tan leather seats and panels
Odometer: 77,387 miles
Equipment: 3,670cc (224 CID) dual overhead cam six-cylinder Aston Martin
engine, 240-266 bhp (net); manual transmission; sound system; heating,/defrosting
Condition: Using the traditional rating scale of 1 to 5 for collector cars (1, mint/
show/perfect/as-new; 2, very good; 3, good; 4, fair; 5, poor/rough/needs all), this
elegantly restored rare survivor is in #1 excellent condition.
Exterior: This DB4 is a superb specimen, fully restored to a high quality with
zero rust problems and impacts. Show quality paint is in fine order; chrome is in
restored condition. Wires and tires are in #1 shape as well as the glass/lenses,
rubber grommets and seals.
Interior: The restoration was done with leather and is in #1 shape. Rugs,
headliner and dash are in #1 condition. All instruments and control systems
operate as they should. The interior is sumptuous.
Trunk: Everything is in order, superbly redone to match all forward compartments;
all in #1 condition.
Engine Compartment: Immaculately done and detailed; the body wiring has
been redone, #1; cooling system is in #1 shape.
Mechanics: The engine started quickly and then warmed up making exactly
the correct gurgling sounds that this awesome powerplant should make. Its
music to any collector's ears. The car performed flawlessly through all ranges
History: Starting around 1914, this world famous English marque earned a sterling
reputation for well-made performance automobiles. Following World War II, the David
Brown Group purchased the company in 1947 and created a rather formidable performance
team which cleaned up at several race tracks around the world. Production moved
to the former Tickford body works at Newport Pagnell in 1958 and the first all-new Aston
since the war was created—the DB4 Series 1.
Value: The vehicle in this report is the sixth one made (early production) in
1958 but it was not sold until 1962 to its first owner. The current and fifth owner
acquired the car in 1988 in rather deplorable condition and proceeded with an
elegant, complete restoration. Please note that the maintenance requirements of the
powerplant are extreme, and the rather ponderous steering (typical of the time) can make
the car a real handful, especially at around town speeds. The brakes are nothing to get
excited about either. The car is in first-class condition and has been presented at many
well-known shows. Astons in this condition are difficult to find.
Appraisal of Value: $73K
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here may be changed for editorial and privacy purposes. Please send
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1971 MASERATI GITIBLI SPY DER
leather, 4.7-liter, 5-speed, restored 5 years ago, recent tune-up,
WC, electronic ignition, wire wheels, only 100 made. S95,000.
4.9 SS COUPE
metallic brown/light tan leather, 5-speed, new paint, intetior and chrome.
A/C system. High dollar stereo. On 120 made. Very fast. S49,500.
1963 MASERATI SEBRING SERIES I
Maroon/black interior, less than 500 miles on a total restoration,
unbelievable condition, the best Sebring in the void. S35,000.
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1967 MASERATI MEXICO COUPE
tart/black leather. 4.7-liter new paint interior and chrome. Power
new Borani wire wheels, best Mexdco in the USA. 528,500.
1971 MASEFtATI INDY
blue/blue leather, 5-speed, air conditioning, power windows,
4.2 V-8, stored last 8 years, runs and drives excellent. 521,900.
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White/red leather, recent restoration, French show car in '58. New
leather and chrome, unique body, one of a kind. 535,000.
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A Heated Deer Blind or a Swamper's PT Cruiser?
November 1999 Mystery Photo
The other night I had the strangest dream, I felt I
was under water when...
• . .I realized it was time for a reality-czech.—George E. Giese,
• . .I had metamorphosed into the Swamp Thing's PT Cruiser.—
Dan Hampton, La Crosse, WI
• . all of a sudden I woke up, looked out my hotel window, and
realized that I had in fact bought the sharkmobile at the Kruse
auction in an ill-fated moment of martini-induced bravado.—John
Rogers, Dallas, TX
• . .1 just snickered at his car and the next thing I know is he's
dragging me in the water by my neck. How the hell was I supposed
to know the creature from the Black Lagoon was a gearhead,
let alone had his license.—Jay Barone, Milford, CT
. . . Captain Nemo handed me the valet parking ticket for his
1938 Tatra T-87 and said, "Son, if you bring this out without any
seaweed tangled on the wipers, there'll be a couple of extra clams
in it for your tip." It suddenly dawned on me that this was how
the Tatra designer, Hans Ledwinka, avoided the overheating problems
of the air-cooled engine.—Pete Wilzbach, Duluth, GA
The mystery photograph this month is easily identified as a
modified Lancia Pices-Uranus. It was built and modified to requirements
set forth by the noted under-sea explorer Jacques
Cousteau, the Uranus (as it was known), was offered ever so
graciously to the patrol unit of the Venice police for stealth patrol
of its many waterways. (Note: police license plate.) This practice
ceased when the Uranus developed a nasty habit of expelling or
taking on ballast regardless of the operator's wishes, though it
was fully warrantied by the manufacturer, Lancia. However, Lancia
was released of liability once it was discovered that the Uranus
had been romantically involved with a humpbacked whale while
on one of Cousteaus' expeditions.—John King, Libertyville, IL
It's Marshal Tito's Tatra staff car (see the flag above right tail
light). The unique camouflage scheme was to make the car invisible
to marauding German Stukas and Croat Guerrillas as the car
cruised along the Dalmatian coast. It was captured during WWII
by an Italian fisherman who mistook the Tatra for a beached whale.
The car was rediscovered in the catacombs beneath the Vatican
after it was used as the prototype for the Pope-mobile. The car is
now the centerpiece of Placido Domingo's classic car collection.
—Walter A. Scott, Paget, Bermuda
When Tatrasaurus laid its eggs, it didn't know they would be
fertilized by the enemy. Hatchlings of Carrerasauruses would soon
overcome the world.—Alex Gershanok, Pittsburgh, PA
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1/18th scale model courtesy of USApraisals is Brian Jobe
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tion, $1,200 offer. 716-317-5007. NY
59 Record Monza Zagato,1961 850 TC, and 1959 Mono
Albero. 612-377-4960. Feb
68 1300, Second owner, 43,000 miles, excellent condition,
always garaged. $13,000. 503-653-9480. OR Jan
47 TOPOLINO, roll top, very complete, runs and drives,
needs restoration, $2,250. 301-937-4541. MD
55 BANDINI, Sport Barchetta, 750cc, red, restored, excellent
mechanical/cosmetic condition, 612-377-4960.
57600, transformable sunroof, Abarth trim, California black
plate car with new seafoam green paint, black Stayfast canvas
sunroof, 843cc, $6,500 obo. 310-450-4483. CA
57 TURISIMO VELOCE, SPYDER, very, very rare early
coachbuilt model, runs but needs restoration, only a few
hundred built, $7,950 or trade. California Dream Cars, 818718-9654.
60 500, it has real engine, all complete car, very original,
sitting in an indoor storage for last 10 years, needs restoration
$2,900. Gullwing Motor Cars Inc., 718-545-0500.
FAX 718-545-1308 NY
60 OSCA, red with black interior, run well, needs some
cosmetics, why not be your own OSCA Meyer Wiener?
$9,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206467-6532
62 600, 2-door coupe, gray/red, $7,300. Vintage/Sarasota,
62 ROADSTER, convertible, original unrestored condi-
67 DINO SPIDER, red/black, 2.0L Ferrari V6, 5-speed,
beautifully restored, brand new top, Motorsports, 860-3425705
69 124 SPORT SPIDER, total restoration includes interior,
exterior, engine, original, consistent show winner,
$8,000. Bob, 716-774-8774. NY
127, rare European model with California registration,
1000cc sohc, 4-cyl, 4-speed, complete car with some spares,
$895. Auto Italia, 707-528-4825. CA
67 400 GT, 2+2, #1258, Black with cream, Borrani wires,
55,250 miles, older restoration, 11 years, very good mechanically,
awesome performance, an eye catcher, $31,500.
Lou, 212-460-4483 7:30-4 pm. 718-267-9169 5:309:30E.
69 ESPADA SERIES ONE, silver/red, 36,000 miles, dual
a/c/, runs and drives, tired cosmetics, $12,000. 310-2747440.
FAX 310-274-9809 CA
70 ESPADA, black/black, Series II California car with
28,000 miles, a great car inside and out with Miura wheels,
tools, $35,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510653-9754
71 ESPADA SERIES II, V12, 43K mi, red/tan, recent paint,
new front seats, reliable, recent work, receipts, bargain,
$25,000. 805-541-0120 eves. CA
71 MIURA S, very late US version with only 15,346 miles,
truly spectacular throughout, $112,500. Motorcar Gallery,
72 JAFtAMA 5, 400 GT engine, new interior, needs paint,
MECHUNK CREEK RACING
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CURRENT CARS UNDER RESTORATION, AVAILABLE SPRING 2000
1958 Tojeiro. Aston Martin Racing Green, DBR2 body, full vantage 300 bhp engine, 5-speed
transmission, historic raw prepared, full safety equipment, removable roll hoop. Complies with SVRA
guidelines. Completed car will come with FIA papers. US $200,000.
1955 Austin-Healey 100S. Blue over white. One of 55 built, under restoration to historic race
standards. Dennis Welch prepared engine 200 bhp, 5-speed transmission. (original 4 available).
Complies with SVRA guidelines. Completed car will come with FIA papers. US $105,000.
1955 Austin-Healey 100M (LeMans). Black over red. Factory certified car (one of 650
factory cars built). Engine rebuilt using Dennis Welch parts. 5-speed transmission (original 4 available).
1005 aluminum tank and filler. Recent ground-up restoration. Comples with SVRA guidelines.
Completed car will come with FIA papers. US $45,000.
1955 Austin-Healey 100M (LeMans). Black over red. Period conversion using factory parts.
Engine rebuilt to mce spea using Dennis Welch parts, alumunum head, cad° rods, oil cooler, Tilton
pedal box etc. 5-speed transmission (original 4 available). 1005 fuel tank and filler. Car had a
successful 1999 SCRA season, 2nd in calssinlast Paine Webber endurance. Comes with SVRA, CAVR
log books and will be provided with FIA papers. US $38,000.
1955 Austin-Healey 100M (LeMans). Black over red car restored as previous 1955 100M.
Full race spec engine using Dennis Welch parts. Fully blue printed engine, alloy head, Carrilo rods,
etc. Restored for 2000 season. Car comes with FIA papers. US $38,000.
1957 Austin-Healey 100/6. Yellow. Dennis Welch aluminum head, 5-speed gear box,
(original 4 available). Fully race prepared with SVRA, CVAR log books. This is the ex-Gene Smiley
race car which dominated mid-west SCCA racing in its class in the lat el950s and 1960s. Described
by SCCA archives as possibly the most successful Austin-Healey in North America. Comes with FIA
papers. US $40,000.
1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIll Phase II. Red over white. Currently in road trim but with
fuel cell, all saftely equipment in place. Removeable roll cage and rally clocks. Came in 5th in class
in 1997 Carrem PanAmericana. Comes with FIA papers. US $25,000.
We specialize in the restoration and preparation of historic race cars. We maintain,
store and transport to race meetings. Any car sold is available for prior testing.
etc, $14,000. 770-736-3960. GA
73 ESPADA S3, 17K miles, brown paint ok, with excellent
It green leather, full service history, $35,000. Chris, 203324-3219.
74 JARAMA S, factory air, 5-speed, power steering, burgundy
metallic/tan leather, 2 8,896 miles, especially fine
example, excellent history, $32,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954522-9900.
75 ESPADA, blue with tan, only 5,000 miles, all original
spectacular condition, one of the last ones built, the most
advanced of the Series, a must for your collection, automatic,
$32,500. Forza, 860-350-1140. FAX 860-350-1148
77 COUNTACH, periscope model, very low miles, with
original tires, complete records, original tool kit, white
leather interior, $82,500. 917-359-7670. NY
84 COUNTACH 5000S, red with black, 1,700 miles from
new, $74,000. Rocky Santiago, 405-843-6117. OK
85 JALPA, black with white leather, 18,000 mi, excellent
condition, seldom driven, stored in heated garage, owned
8 years, health forces reluctant sale, $25,000 obo. Joe, 970221-4888
87 COUNTACH 5000S QV, beautiful black with black
leather, complete with rear wing, Lamborghini serviced,
only 9,400 miles and outstanding condition, $79,500.
Motorcars International, 417-831-9999. FAX 417-8318080
88 COUNTACH, rare white with white leather, rear wing,
only 4,970 miles by original celebrity owner, sold new and
serviced by us, featured in Playboy video, none finer, $100,000.
John Levy, Shelton Sports Cars, 954-493-5211. FL
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88 JALPA, white/red, only 3,682 miles, new in every way,
$46,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL
89 COUNTACH, Anniversary, 3,300 Miles, rear wing, red
on black, gorgeous, $86,900. Kansas City Imports, 816455-3033.
91 DIABLO, black, black, 7K orig, full service, $115,000.
Sovereign Brokerage Services, 987-282-4550. FAX 978281-9414
94 DIABLO SE, 30th Anniv., #9 of 150 made, 15,000 kilometers,
outstanding, $159,000. Symbolic, 310-6521300.
95 DIABLO VT, black with tan leather, wing, 680 miles,
showroom new, $169,000 offer. Group One Motorcars Ltd,
59 APPIA ZAGATO, Covered headlight, flush door
handle, very good original condition, rebuilt engine,
brakes, red with beige leather interior, 46,000 miles,
original California car. Australia ph# +618-+618-82787625.
$33,000 Australian. Jan
61 FLAMINIA, convertible touring, Super-leggera, silver/red
leather, new front subframe, exhausts, NOS
Cinturatos, needs: top, paint, bumpers, rechromed, $9,200.
62 FLAMINIA SUPER SPORT, Zagato, nice proper numbers
matching car, 2.8 3C, blue with crimson, runs well,
$37,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206467-6532
62 FLAMINIA SUPER SPORT, Zagato, undergoing high
quality restoration, $50,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206467-6531.
FAX 206-467-6532 WA
68 FLAMINIA 2.8 3C, convertible, 48,000 miles, needs restoration,
silver with red leather, $6,000. 203-744-0707. CT
77 SCORPION, 61K, silver/red, new tires, brakes, Koni
shocks, Ansa exhaust, new timing belt, glass Buttress
model, $6,500. 914-949-0103 9-6 m-sat. NY
"STRATOS", Group 1V Replica by Hawkridge (England)
California registered (1967) street legal, modified
Lancia Scorpion, "Marlboro" livery, RHD.," Monte
Carlo Historic" and " Most Popular car" Concourso
Italiano (Quail lodge) www.hemmingsshowroom.com
"Autostore" 805-966-3272. CA Feb
58 3500 GT, 100% complete, sitting in a barn for the last 20
years, not running, it has rust, needs total restoration,
$12,900. Gullwing Motor Cars Inc., 718-545-0500. FAX
67 GHIBLI COUPE, red with black interior, 4.7 liter, 5speed,
53,000 miles, show winner, very nice car, $30,000.
Auto Europe, 248-645-6300. MI
67 MEXICO, blue/tan, 54,000 miles, power steering, 4.7
motor, automatic, wire wheels, a/c, new paint, chrome, interior,
mechanicals, $19,900. 310-274-7440. CA
67 QUATTROPORTE 4000, cream with lovely black
leather, nice older restoration, runs well, $8,500. Cosmopolitan
Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA
69 GHIBLI 4.7 COUPE, silver w/black hides, Borranis,
a/c, very nice example, $35,000. Rocky Santiago, 405-8436117.
69 GHIBLI 4.7 COUPE, 5-speed, air, silver/blue with
black hides, matching numbers, just tuned and serviced,
looks great, runs strong, 55,000 miles, $26,500. 732-4493753.
74 MERAK, Euro small bumper version, motor and gearbox
need reinstallation, good body but needs paint,
$6,000. Octagon Auto, 717-244-0669. PA
77 BORA, 41,000 miles, excellent, $36,500 offer. Motorcar
Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL
79 MERAK SS, Spectacular example, black paint with black
leather interior, 13,000 original miles, $32,000. Cosmopolitan
Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA
80 KYALAMI, red/tan, 25,000 miles, 5-speed, power steering,
nice condition, $18,500. 310-274-7440. FAX 310274-9809
82 QUATTROPORTE, black with saddle leather interior,
45,000 miles, excellent condition, everything works,
$9,995. 636-239-6781. 314-239-6781.M0
56 950 S/C1HASSIS #951, Sebring, LeMans, MM, raced
in US with Ricardo Rodriguez, car of the MM, mechanically
excellent, body not restored. email@example.com
612-377-4960. MN Jan
XX - LITERATURE
MANUALS & BOOKS FOR, All exotic & rare makes,
service manuals, parts manuals, owners manuals, history
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XX - WANTED
WANTED:, Maserati A6G 1500 PF grille- 3500 cam
covers, arm rests, dash grab handle, hub caps, Original
manuals: Tipo 60,63, 300s, Mistral, 3500, Mexico, Merak,
Bora, Khamsin, Kyalami, Manual copies: A6G 2000,
Ghibli books, Models 1950s or 5 bolt-on Borranis: late
Mistral, Mexico, Ghibli. Also models, manuals, books,
literature, most Italian marques major & obscure, Jerry,
330-759-5224 mornings. OH Feb
WANTED:, Maserati A6GCS or 150/200s by cash
buyer.Email Vworld@aol.com Phone #: 01-4989-2607017
or fax: 01-4989-2609571 Zweifler. GERMANY Feb
39 JAGUAR, SS 100, 3.5 Liter, documented racing history,
exc condition, driven sparingly since restoration, red
with tan, ready for Colo Grand or Mille Miglia $175,000.
334-277-4260. USA AL
51 SIATA, 300BC, #442 for sale by original owner, 1100
Fiat engine, meticulous restoration, $50,000. 603-6353507.
55 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100-4, rust free, new Brg paint,
rebuilt, modified engine, bib SUs, Derrington headers, roll
bar, fuel cell, fire system, dual master, Dunlops, VSCCA,
SVRA log books, road usable $22,000. The New England
Classic Car Co., 203-377-6746. USA CT
56 CORVETTE, Nickey Chevrolet race car, possible SRI,
vintage race ready with log books and streetable. $35,000
obo. 847-778-6295. USA IL
56 DEVIN, identical to the world's fastest Devin, wide
body, an easy project, has roller, engine, transmission available.
$30,000. 608-788-8544. USA WI
57 CORVETTE, fuel injected vintage race car, SVRA log
book, Black with silver cove. Photos available
at:www.prismacars.com $47,000. 334-277-4260. USA AL
59 ASARDO, GM-S, Helmut Schlosser design raced by
Charlie Kolb and others,converted by builder to 3500
Buick 215 V8, entered by Charlie Kolb at Sebring $49,500
offers. Fantasy Junctions, 510-653-7555. FAX 5 10-6539754
59 DETOMASO, Formula Junior, open wheel racing car,
aluminum body, all original and complete except missing
engine, a rolling work of art, a great display or vintage
racer, $149,000. John, 215-842-2233. USA PA
60 OSCA TIPO, SF392 Spyder, one of the two last factory
cars, red/grey-black, race prepared with engine work by
Nino Epifani, $195,000 offer. Fantasy Junction, 510-6537555.
FAX 510-653-9754 CA
61 ALFA GIULIETTA, Spider vintage race in need of updating,
dual Webers. $6,750. Northshore Sportscars, 847247-0447.
FAX 847-247-0446 USA IL
63 COBRA CSX 2135, 289 hi-po, this car is original and
beautiful, no spared restoration, completed in April 99'. Color
is midnight blue with black leather interior, rack and pinion
car with roll bar, sidepipes, Weber carbs and Hali wheels,
$167,500. John, 661-633-9122 weekdays. USA CA
64 LOTUS, Cortina series 1 MK 1, rhd, documented NZ
Ford Works sedan, Class Champion 1966,67, fully prepared
with AVO dynoed 150 hp engine, removable roll cage, fire
system, ready to race, invested $64,500, $269,000 ono. Shin
Takei, 310-308-9777. USA CA
64 MG MIDGET, race prepared, fuel cell Accusump,
Aeroquip hoses, fittings, 1098 2" main nitrited crank, close
ratio gearbox, SVRA logbook, spares include Mag wheels,
2" main engine , custom trailer, $5,900. 717-732-3361.
65 COBRA, shelby,289 CSX2341, red, black interior,
Chrome wire wheels, excellent late rack and pinion car,
12,500 original miles, strong engine and transmission,
unblemished history in club registry, car is located in CA.
$1,299,000. Paul, 609-234-6475. USA NJ
65 CORVETTE, 396 Roadster, Dick Guldstrand built and
raced with Herb Caplan, North Pacific Class A Champion
1966, 1969 and known as the Cobra Killer, log books, full
documentation, race ready, $50,000 obo. 847-778-6295.
66 ABARTH, factory hill climb Spider, 1000-0TS-R 8port
head, twin 40 mm Webers, 8 Campagnolo wheels, new
tires, SCCA, HRS, SVRA vintage current logbooks, many
spares, call, write for list and photos, Abarth Register USA
#597 954-942-6633. FAX 954-942-3958 USA FL
66 AUSTIN-HEALEY, BJ8 Phase Two, race/rally car with
roll cage, fully race prepared by Peter Farmer, came in 5th in
class at Carrera Pan Americana in 97', has CVAR log book,
Sports Car Market
complies with all vintage rules, can be used on or off track.
$24,000 as is. Keith Ford, 804-923-8389. USA VA
66 MUSTANG, notchback, Gene Felton raced it in the 60s,
restored it in 1990, fresh 410 hp, 289, toploader, first quality
throughout, really race ready, SVRA/HSR, $38,000.
Kent-WI or Sam-GA, 608-275-4591 WI. 706-754-1043
66 SHELBY, GT 350, 6s270, white, blue, R-model mods,
vintage race setup, SVRA, HSR logbooks, Rolex Endurance
championship, excellent, super value, $42,500. Tim
Holland, 770-339-7467 days. 770-307-0113 nights. GA
69 ZINK C4 VINTAGE, Formula V, fully monoposto
legal, excellent way to start vintage racing. $5,900. 804975-0542.
70 ASTON-MARTIN, LeMans, V8, The Muncher, Robin
Hamilton's famous twin Turbo 1977-79 LM contender,
pictured in most marque books, $120,000. Jack Boxstrom,
613-476-5000. CANADA ON
70 JAGUAR, roll bar, fuel cell, aluminum radiator, flywheel,
oil cooler, fiberglass and steel bonnet, lowered suspension,
Carrera shocks, nylon bushings, sway bars, fresh
engine, forged pistons, 11:1 compression, fully balanced,
new brakes. $28,000. 215-362-1751. USA PA
XX - WANTED
WANTED, Auto Formula 1 Annual books wanted. Years
1965, 1967, and 1969 needed to complete collection
.martyL327@aol.com 212-758-6620. NY Feb
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Engine: V8 supercharged, 312 el
n 1955, Ford responded to the Chevy Corvette with the
introduction of the Thunderbird. Ford knew that its more
luxurious two-seater V8 was going to attract a wider audience
than the Corvette's spartan racing/performance-oriented
approach to the market. The Thunderbird design
incorporated Ford features found on other models to create
product recognition with the hope of encouraging sales of other
Ford cars as well. The universal appeal of the Thunderbird's
styling made it an instant success and the 1955 model out-sold the
more expensive Corvette by 24 to 1.
Engine, chassis and styling improvements were made to the 1955
model and culminated in 1957 with the car that most collectors recognize
as the pinnacle model Thunderbird.
The '57 Thunderbird featured a moderately restyled body
with a widened grille accentuated by a more understated front
bumper, while the rear was treated to small fins complementary
to the overall appearance of the car. Mechanically, the F Series
312 ci engine was strengthened by a four-barrel carburetor and
a McCulloch VR57 Supercharger, while special heads helped
reduce engine compression.
The Thunderbird pictured is a splendid example of a rare and
classic F-Series. Approximately fifteen years ago, the car was treated
to a frame-off restoration that included a complete bare metal respray
of the very rare and original (for the F-Series) baby blue. The
engine compartment and Ford red engine block are immaculate and
features a duplication of the Ford final "okay" ink stamp numbered
259 applied prior to its factory departure. The meticulous care taken
with this F-Bird is seen throughout the car.
This F-Bird, one of only 194 ever produced,
is equipped with many factory options
including the Town & Country signalseeking
radio that automatically adjusts in
volume proportionally to the speed of the
engine. The car would make an outstanding
addition to any collection.
SCM Price Guide:
The featured Thunderbird sold for $74K
at the Christie 's' auction in Pebble Beach on
August 29, 1999. Among Thunderbird collectors
(of which there are plenty) the word
is if you're going to own a two-seater 'Bird
bird the performance equal of Chevy 's fuel-injected Corvette without
the complications of this early Fl system—many of which
provided more trouble than pleasure to the Corvette owners who
ordered them. It brought the Thunderbird up several pegs from a
respectably-quick boulevard cruiser to a serious stoplight race
contender and drag-strip menace.
A number of years ago, I road-tested an absolutely correct FBird
(like the car under discussion, a fanatically well restored
automobile) and was pleasantly surprised to find that the car
handled better than I had anticipated. Understeer was definitely
there and steering effort was high but the car felt quite
controllable on all surfaces we encountered. Understand, no
Thunderbird was ever meant to be a sports car in the sense of a
Jaguar or Alfa or Austin-Healey. They're sporty rather than
sports cars, so don't expect table-flat cornering; you won't lose
your fillings over potholes, either
194 with "F" option
Serial plate on cowl
Plate attached to left front body
pillar below upper hinge opening
Vintage Thunderbird Club Intl.,
1251 Reece Rd., Goddard, KS 67052
Alternatives 1957 Fl Corvette, Chrysler 300-C
the '57 is the preferred year And if your pockets are sufficiently
deep, the F-Bird is the 1957 model to own. There's also an E-Bird
option for '57 consisting of a factory dual carb setup but the F is
still the Bird-lover's Holy Grail.
Nearly an unknown option in 1957, the McCulloch supercharger
coupled with a wilder camshaft made the 312 Thunder-
This car presented well at the auction
and could be the star of many local or
regional shows, with the bloom just beginning
to fade off the splendid older restoration
it carries. The '63 T-Bird bolt-on
wire wheels, while incorrect, added to the
very attractive appearance of the car The
scarce optional Town & Country radio
also helped the price along and the fact
that it had two tops (oddly, the convertible
top was an option on the '57 'Birds)
didn't hurt, either The scarce and correct
color looked just right on the car and the
entire package offered the collector a rare avis indeed.
It was bought a bit below market and well below the cost of a
ground-up restoration, if you were ever fortunate enough to discover
an F-Bird not already in the hands of a dedicated enthusiast.—Dave
(Data and photo courtesy of the auction company.) •
Sports Car Market
From Grand Classics to Twin Stripes of Smoking Rubber
1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Series
American Cars For Sale
35 AUBURN 851 CONV. 4DR, Dual ratio, 6 new Denman
white wall tires, show quality paint, chrome, mechanical
and glass, needs top and upholstery redone to complete.
Must see. First $29,500 takes. '32 Auburn Cony. 4dr, dual
ratio, 6 wire wheels and trunk, runs excellent, sharp, Show
or go! First $49,500 takes! Trades, Transportation arranged,
Tom Crook, 253-941-3454. Feb
27 27-54 ROADSTER, 15,000 miles, all original, possibly
the best example of an original 1927 roadster in America
today, housed in museum since 1962, $29,500. Robert
Becker, 518-686-7644. NY
37 CENTURY, 4-door convertible with dual sidemounts,
complete frame-off restoration by Dave Lewis Restorations,
first time offered for sale by owner's estate, must be seen,
$65,000. 718-969-7679. NY
41 CUSTOM, Brunn bodied, open chauffeur compartment
Limited Brougham, incredibly low miles, runs and looks like
new, rarest of all, must sacrifice, $100,000. 215-968-5599. PA
31 CM6 ROADSTER, vg condition, some paint peeling
on front fenders, optional sidemount spares, trunk, stone
guard, lights and chrome package, beige with choc brown
fenders, 80s restoration, runs and looks great, $22,950 obo.
32 CL IMPERIAL, convertible sedan, less than 50 of these
Customs built by LeBaron, blue/blue with tan top, 300
miles on stunning body off restoration, part of well known
private collection, $235,000. 303-744-3516. CO
Daytona: Cobra's Dress Rehearsal
event for the Cobras.
Three cars were entered representing the factory: Dan Gurney
in C5X2002 (powered by an experimental engine with aluminum
alloy block and heads at FoMoCo's request), Dave MacDonald in
CSX2026 and Skip Hudson in C5X2014.
FIA rules required the use of full windshields, and other updates to
the Riverside Replicas included: Halibrand magnesium wheels on pindrive
hubs 6 1/2" front and 7 1/2" rear (early pattern with five kidney
bean slots per wheel), front "fender spats" (FIA rules specified that the
fenders cover a certain percent of the tire and since the Cobra body
tucked under at the base of the wheel opening, extensions were popriveted
to the lower rear edge of the front fender wheel openings), enlarged
rear fender flares, modified steering arms and headlight stone guards.
Shelby's team had problems at the beginning of the race. Gurney's
car blew a freeze-out plug just prior to the start of the race and a new
engine was hastily installed. The crew had it running a few seconds after
the green flag dropped, putting Gurney a half a lap behind at the start.
Ignition problems forced his retirement on the 48th lap. Skip Hudson
exploded the clutch in his Cobra on the 54th lap, jamming the steering
and causing the car to nose into a guard rail, putting him out of the race.
Dave MacDonald eventually fmished 4th overall.
This was just the tip of the iceberg for Shelby. He was already building
another generation of competition cars in California as Shelby
American's team cars were racing at Daytona. Testing the Cobra's long
distance racing ability would help him produce better cars and betterequipped
drivers for future long distance races. His experience gained at
Daytona laid the foundation for the Cobra's performance at Sebring and
the FIA series in Europe at Le Mans 24-hours.
Courtesy of the Shelby American World Registry 1997, Shelby
American Automobile Club, fax 860/364-0769. •
aytona demonstrated to Carroll Shelby what would
be required of his cars if they were to be competitive
in long distance endurance racing. The 1963 Daytona
Continental was a three-hour enduro and it was the
first race that Cobras were required to compete over
an extended period of time. It was also the first FIA
56 300B, white and tan, retired Navy Commander owner,
West Coast new, total mechanical
rebuild just finished,
in Chicago owner's
garage, $31,500 obo. Dr.
Art Burrichter, 319-4655757.
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Sports Car Market
Legal Files MNIMM
Sure, I Signed It But...
by Alexander Leventhal
he "out of control restoration" is every collector's and
every restoration shop's nightmare. We've previously
stressed the importance of getting a written estimate for
all of the work to be performed and the necessity of
arriving at a meeting of the minds with the restorer as
to the extent and maximum cost of the work involved.
But what happens when a contract is agreed to, but the work
needed turns out to be far different than the shop owner thought?
Here is a situation where a restorer's "estimate" became a valid and
binding contract, thereby offering perhaps unintended protection
to the consumer/collector and financial hardship to the restorer.
The plaintiff/owner brought in his 1958 Lotus Elite to the defendant/mechanic/restorer
to find out how much it would cost to
restore the vehicle to "as new" or better condition and how much
time it would take. The Lotus needed paint, some repairs to the
fiberglass unit body, and sorting of the brakes. Additionally, its
Coventry Climax FWA motor ran very poorly, was down on power,
and produced enough smoke out of the exhaust to rival the emissions
from a Middlebury College pot party.
The defendant examined the car over a period of several days,
so as to be able to accurately estimate all of the work required. He
prepared a written document, with a detailed list of the work to be
performed, the outcome to be attained, and the total cost of the
restoration including parts and labor. This document was on
the defendant's pre-printed "repair order" form. It was not titled
with the exception of the name and address on the letterhead, the
words "repair order" and a box labeled "work to be performed."
This "work to be performed" area included sections for the body
and brake work, and, most importantly to this case, the work to be
done on the engine. The "engine" section read, in relevant part,
"Bring motor to good running condition. Tune carb/ignition.
Adjust valves/head problems? Restore power. Cure smoke at idle
and under acceleration." The total cost for all of the work was at
the bottom of the document, $22K.
The shop owner (the defendant) presented the document to
the customer (the plaintiff) and explained that the car would be
made as new for the price. The document was executed and the
restorer began work on the car shortly thereafter.
The body and brake work came off without a hitch. The motor
work, however, did not. It is undisputed that the defendant spent
an inordinate amount of time tuning the fuel delivery and ignition
systems and working with the valves, in an attempt to restore
power and eliminate the exhaust smoke to no avail. Eventually,
the defendant tore down the motor and discovered that, contrary
to his expectations, internal damage to the pistons, rings, and
cylinder bores were causing the smoke and poor running, and
not any problems with tuning or the cylinder heads. The defendant
called the plaintiff to tell him that he had wrongly presumed
that the problems could be cured without a bottom-end rebuild,
and that since a rebuild had been discovered to be required, the
price would need to be increased to cover the cost.
The plaintiff did not agree to any additional cost, but instead
instructed the defendant to finish the work for the price originally
agreed upon. The defendant did complete the work, including a
full engine rebuild, and presented the plaintiff with a bill for $31K
and change, $9K more than was originally agreed upon for bringing
the car to "as new" condition.
The plaintiff refused to pay the additional amount and the
defendant consequently refused to return his car, holding it subject
to a "garageman's lien." The plaintiff then sued the defendant,
claiming that he was ready, willing, and able to tender payment
in full on the "contract" for restoration, and alleging a breach
of contract on the part of the defendant for failing to return the
car to the plaintiff in exchange for the agreed upon contract price
of approximately $22K.
The defendant/shop owner presented two defenses to the
breach of contract claim and counterclaimed for the money that he
said was owed him, approximately $9K more than what he said was
an "estimate" price. The defendant's two defenses were that there
was no contract between the parties specifying a fixed price and
that even if there was a contract, impossibility of performance excused
the breach. The court treated these arguments in turn.
On the issue of breach of contract, the court held that a contract
had been created between the parties when the plaintiff signed the
"repair order." A contract is formed when there is an offer by one
party and an acceptance by the other. In this case, the repair order
was an offer to perform a restoration for a certain price, and this
offer was accepted when the plaintiff signed the order, requiring
both parties perform under the terms in the writing.
The defendant argued that the document was not a contract,
but an "estimate" and that it was not binding. The court ruled that
since the document did not say "estimate" anywhere on it, and
there was no language to the effect that only listed work was included
to achieve a listed result (e.g., no smoke) that the document
constituted a contract between the parties to achieve the specified
result for the specified price. The court's decision on this issue is
based on established case law which holds when two parties deal
at arm's length to negotiate an agreement that is reduced in writing,
both parties will be bound to the terms of the writing, with very few
exceptions such as unconscionability and impossibility.
The defendant also presented the defense that although a
contract may have been formed, he was excused from performing
under the contract (completing the restoration for $22K) on the
grounds that the internal damage to the engine made his performance
impossible. The court ruled that performance was not excused
on impossibility grounds, citing the rule that if a party
binds himself by a positive, express contract to do an act which is
itself possible, then he must fulfill his obligation unless prevented
by an act of God, the law, or the other party. No hardship or
unforeseen circumstance short of absolute impossibility will excuse
him from doing what he expressly agreed to do. The court
applied this rule to this case saying that clearly the restoration
was not impossible, since it was, in fact, completed, and that the
fact that it was harder and cost more to complete than the defendant
had anticipated, even if the difficulty made the job unprofitable,
did not excuse performance under the contract.
The court's final ruling was that the defendant was to release
his lien and return the fully restored vehicle to the plaintiff upon
tender of the contract price of approximately $22K.
There is a very important lesson here for shop owners, to wit:
If you negotiate on a price for a restoration and commit this to
written agreement, rather than an estimate with language to the
effect of "any other and further work will be billed at such and
such a rate" then you will be bound to complete that work, as in
this case, for the agreed price, even if unforeseen costs or work
arises. I don't know of a faster way to bankrupt your business.•
The Monthl Digest of Magnificent Motor Cars
AC • Aston Martin • Austin-Healey • Bentley • Rolls-Royce • Jaguar • Lotus • MG • Triumph
Chassis number: XKD 501
Engine number: E 2036-9
igh-performance automobile manufacturers
eager for reputation directed the
attention of their most gifted engineers
towards the Le Mans GP d'Endurance
24-hours races in the 1950s. Wellorganized,
often richly-endowed factory
teams battled for supremacy in a series of epic battles.
Jaguar's magnificent legend was built and established
at Le Mans where their initial C-type specialized roadsters
first won in both 1951 and 1953. For 1954 a far more
sophisticated sports racing car was developed and
became known as the D-type.
At Le Mans that year, the leading Jaguar factoryteam
car of Rolt and Hamilton ran a gallant second behind the
mighty 4.9-liter Ferrari V12 of Gonzales and Trintignant. The winning
speed average at Le Mans was 105.1 mph, but Jaguar quickly
had their revenge a few weeks later when the D-types came in first
and second at the 12-hours of Reims at an average of 104.55 mph.
In the 1955 Le Mans, the Jaguar factory returned to claim first and
third places and returned to Le Mans in force in 1956, knowing this
was to be the last year that the factory would run a team of long
nose D-types. Two team cars crashed in the damp conditions and
the third was hampered by a misfire, however the Ecurie Ecosse
team from Scotland saved the day for Jaguar with their short nose
D-type. The car pictured, driven by Flockhart and Sanderson, was
victorious winning the 24-hours classic; a feat the private Scottish
team was to repeat in 1957 with a remark
able clean sweep.
This D-type hat-trick of GP
d'Endurance victories against the strongest
opposition sealed the Jaguar
marque's charismatic image. D-types have
been acknowledged ever since as one of
the greatest classic sports racing cars.
While the Le Mans race attracts the greatest
attention, the D-type was highly successful
both as a works entry and in the
hands of private owners in innumerable
races throughout the world. In addition
to its outstanding and long competition
record and capabilities, the D-type can also
SCM Price Guide
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$250 - $450
Chassis # .... Hard stamped into right front shock absorber
Stamped in right side of block above
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be used as a remarkably docile yet extremely exhilarating road car.
This car must be considered to be the most original, most authentic,
most unaltered D-type in the world, and hence perhaps the
most desirable. It will be the pinnacle of any collection, no matter
how exceptional the other cars around it may be.
The car pictured was sold at Christie 's London auction on
November 1, 1999 for $2,815,725. The D-type Jaguar was the
spiritual, stylistic and structural ancestor of the E-type with its
monocoque center section and engine nestled in a tubular frame
Aston Martin DB3S, Ferrari
375MM, Maserati 450S
in front of this section. More important than that, is the enviable
record of these cars at Le Mans and elsewhere. These wins against
relentless competition resulted in the D Jaguars becoming one of
the most formidable and successful factory-built sports racers in
the history of motor sport.
The selling price of over $2M surprised some of the punters
and Christie's experts alike. It reflected what astute collectors in
today's market seek in such cars: important competition victories,
impeccable provenance, great originality and superb engineering.
What is more remarkable is that this car's Le Mans victory
was achieved by a private team rather than through a factory
effort, albeit with quiet, sympathetic support from Jaguar
The few sensible modifications added to the car for road use
do not detract from its value in the least,
and for some, may give it a further attraction
as both a vintage racing car
and eligible for international rallies
such as the Colorado Grand and Mille
Miglia revival. Not only that, even the
most rabid exponents of red or silver
sports cars would admit that the D was
and is one of the very best looking sports
racers ever to come thundering down
the Mulsanne straight.
When this car was last sold in 1970, it
brought a then record-breaking £10,000
($23,900 USD). In the intervening years,
interest in historic race cars and sports
racing cars and participation in historic racing events, has grown
exponentially. Demand for "real" cars like this D-type far exceed
the supply Did the new owner pay too much? The selling price
with premium rose nearly $716K above the high estimate in the
catalog, but that has to be balanced by the car's credentials and
the good chance that it won't be on the market again for a very
long time. For the successful bidder it was decision time and we
think he made the right decision.—Dave Brownell
(Photo and data courtesy of auction company.) •
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34 ASTON MARTIN, Mk II series short chassis, award
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53 AUSTIN-HEALEY, BN-1, Healey blue, blue leather,
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59 ASTON MARTIN, DB4, low mileage, running, driving
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63 ASTON MARTIN, DB5 coupe, Frankfort Auto Show
car, 1st production DB5 coupe built, serial #1301L, factory
lhd, covered headlight, alloy-bodied version, nice straight
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65 ASTON MARTIN, drophead coupe, lhd, beautifully
restored to concours condition 10 years ago, still stunning,
factory hardtop, all books, tools, cover, stainless steel
exhaust, mech excellent, burgundy exterior, tan interior, tan
soft top, $165,500. 503-330-7770. OR
68 ASTON MARTIN, DBS Vantage, rhd, silver/red,
Webasto roof, rebuilt motor, $19,900 trades considered.
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77 ASTON MARTIN, V8 coupe, sunroof, blue with tan leather
interior, automatic and air, very good mechanical condition,
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97 VOLANTE, Chiltern Green/Parchment, auto, AMFM-6
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54 100, ground up restoration to M specifications, cream
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54 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100-4, early BN1 in process of full
ground-up professional restoration to factory specs, cream
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55 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100-4 BN2, ivory with black interior,
restored, straight and correct, needs nothing except a
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56 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100-4, white ext, blue int, older
restoration, showing summer usage only, excellent running
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56 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100M, red, black leather, professional
nut & bolt restoration on rust and accident free car,
chrome 72-spoke wire wheels, stainless exhaust system,
tonneau cover, runs and looks beautiful, a gem, $42,000.
57 100-6, Ground-up restoration with photo documentation,
Healey blue over cream, blue leather interior,
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$25,500. 619-238-1977. CA Jan
57 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100-6, strong engine, drive-train,
restoration close to complete, extra engines, transmissions,
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59 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100-6, red, 30,000 miles, good condition,
overdrive, $129,000 may trade. 516-283-6047. NY
60 300 MK 1 BT-7, Stored 21 years, same owner since
1972, recent mechanical freshening, wire wheels, overdrive,
weather equipment, 25 year old casual paint job, usual
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60 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000 Mk I BT-7, Colorado red,
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60 AUSTIN-HEALEY, Bug Eye Sprite, concours restoration,
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61 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000, triple carb, Healey blue, Heritage
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62 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000 MK II tri-carb, a beautiful
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63 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000 roadster, same Arizona owner
for 24 years, needs cosmetic restoration, new engine fresh
from machine shop, original and complete, $9,750. 520474-9862.
65 MINI COOPERS, red, ground-up restoration in 1998,
no rust, no body damage, spectacular car, a must see,
$19,000 obo. Bill, 619-641-7600. CA Feb
66 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000 Mk I, blue/white 2-tone, new
top, tires, wires, brakes, exh, paint, excellent original, 62K
miles, $26,995. Northshore Sports Cars, 847-247-0447.
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67 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000 Mk III BJ8, overdrive, chrome
wires, runs well and drives fine, light blue with black interior,
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67 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000 Mk III, Phase 2,34,000 original
miles, original paint, carpets, glass upholstery, top,
gorgeous 1 owner car, drives like a new car, never restored,
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263 LITRE, Vanden Plas tourer, Speed Model, navy blue,
chassis #DE1217, engine #1219, body #a691, original
registration, SF 6035, a magnificent, no stories, totally restored,
$195,000. Paul, 310-329-3891. CA
50 GRABER MK VI DHC, #B289HP, gm w/ cream hides,
stunning estate classic w/rare Graber alloy coachwork, built
for the Stand,only 60,000 orig miles,2 owner, fully equipt w/
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59 S2, Continental Park Ward dhc,(BC15LAR), silver blue/
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60 S2 SALOON, (B109CT). RHD, champagne/beige
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example, $25,000. Jeff, 360-678-9095. WA Feb
61 S2 LHD MULLINER, convertible, new paint, convertible
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GINETTA G4, Lotus twin cam, everything new, drive
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49 XK 120, aluminum body roadster, low mileage, original
car, all body panels are original, no rust or wrecks ever,
never been apart or restored, complete, has side skirts, side
curtains, $85,000. 916-444-9877. CA
50 XK 120, roadster, red w/black leather interior and black
top, fender spat version w/disc wheels, matching numbers,
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51 XK 120, roadster, rhd, black, red leather, show quality
chrome wires, rare 7.7" headlamps,original tool kit, $49,900.
52 XX 120, roadster, 4-speed, ivory, tan leather and top,
side curtains, disc wheels, full fender skirts, high quality
complete restoration by prominent restorer, must see,
$57,500. 847-680-1961. IL
53 XK 120, drophead convertible, complete car, matching
numbers, no soft top frame, needs restoration, $10,750.
Gullwing Motor Cars Inc., 718-545-1308. NY
54 XIC 120SE DHC, first rate $90,000 restoration of original
California car, purchased new by RKO Studios, red
lacquer, Connolly biscuit, camel top, burl walnut dash,
$49,500. Mike, 908-230-1801. NJ
55 XK 140 MC, roadster, red, tan leather and top, excellent
condition, cosmetically restored, this is the one you have
been waiting for, $55,000. 805-969-5421. CA
57 XK150 FHC, 49K miles, grey/blue leather, 4-speed
overdrive, very nice high speed tour. $22,000. 804-9750542.
58 XK 150, roadster, Olde English white w/red interior,
Jag telescoping steering wheel, chrome wire wheels, o/d,
excellent condition, mechanically perfect, $39,500.. FAX
59 XI( 150S OTS, recently restored to original dove grey
exterior with wine interior and top, true 3.4 Liter S (Jaguar
Heritage Trust Certificate) with overdrive, $47,500. 908230-1801.
60 XK 150, drophead, white with blue leather and black
top, new Daytona chrome wire wheels, new clutch and brake
servo, nice older restoration, $45,000. Ridgewood Motor
Classics, 201-444-4430. NJ
61 XK 150S, roadster project, restored body, 550 miles total
on engine $20,500. 253-265-1775. WA
61 XICE, #875047, flat floor, external bonnet latch, 49,000
original miles, unrestored, red and black, excellent condition,
$45,000 US $. 905-333-8147. CANADA ON
63 XICE, roadster, red, tan, canvas top, matching numbers,
excellent, $32,995. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447.
FAX 847-247-0446 IL
63 E-TYPE, convertible roadster, red, black leather, restored
in 1990, works fine, always has, ready to drive
away, $29,995. 503-671-9229. OR Feb
66 E-TYPE, roadster, black on black, in process of full 99+
point restoration, starting with straight, rust-free CA car,
all paper work and photo documentation available, stunning,
$65,000. Lindley Motors, 610-326-8484. PA
67 XKE, convertible, very solid original car, not a puttied
up question mark, drive it home, $28,000. 723-938-5326
68 SERIES 1-1/2 E-TYPE, roadster, it doesn't get any
better than this, undergoing new restoration, same owner
23 years, rust-free Arizona car, covered headlights, triple
SUs, original car, matching numbers, 38,000 original miles,
signal red, biscuit interior, professionally prepared, original
date plate, a steal, $449,900 obo. 520-474-9862. AZ
69 roadster, 4-speed, red/black leather, 66,000 mi on body,
2,000 mi on complete restoration including rebuilt Series
I tri-carb motor, new wires and Pirellis, no rust, dents, accidents
or leaks, $27,900. 231-882-0426. MI
71 XICE SERIES II, roadster, professionally restored, rebuilt,
detailed, $40,000 invested, buy or trade for Porsche,
Corvette, Viper, cash. Scott, 412-635-7797. PA
62 SUPER 7 SERIES 2, chassis #SB1618, frame #B1408 (corresponds
with Lotus records), 1967 Cortina 1600 GT engine
(balanced), Elan close ratio box, twin Webers, 5 Minilites,
Cibie headlights, turn signals, original factory top and side
curtains, medium blue paint(fair condition), black seats, same
owner last 12 years, runs great, $19,800 obo, may trade. 770457-7860
home. FAX 770-454-8108 GA
64 ELAN, red, 5-speed, everything redone, the very best
Elan, very fast, $18,000. 732-938-5326. NJ
65 SEVEN, freshly restored, race prepped motor, Quaife LS
differential, close ratio trans, more than $40,000 spent, race
or street, $29,000. Autocourse Inc., 949-500-1425. CA
69 ELAN +2, yellow with black int, chassis up amateur
restoration, twin cam, $5,000 obo. Eric, Auto Europe, 248645-6300.
69 ELAN S2, twin cam, knock-off wheels, 33K original
miles, restored California car, $15,995. Northshore
Sportscars, 847-247-0447. FAX 847-247-0446 IL
70 EUROPA S-2, body-off restoration, very nice example,
$10,000. Octagon Auto, 717-244-5279. PA
71 ELAN, roadster, semi-project, complete, solid, no damage,
interior removed, needs some reassembly, yellow,
$9,500 shipping available. 770-345-5399. GA
72 ELAN, roadster, completely restored, yellow and white
w/black interior, big valve Sprint, $19,000. Rocky Santiago,
74 EUROPA JPS, big valve, less than 2,000 worldwide,
white with tan Connolly leather, red Wilton, Konis, adj
susp, 150+ hp, 5-speed, tuned, headers, gold trim, low miles,
lots of extras, over $20,000 invested, $10,000 best offer
over. 256-845-2402. AL
38 MG TA, Tickford drophead coupe, dark grey with green
interior, 200 miles on authentic, detailed, frame-up restoration,
awards include AACA First Junior, excellent running,
driving car, $65,000. 602-840-6243. AZ
39 MG TB, rare, needs some work, call for details, $38,000.
47 MG TC, concours restoration, British racing green, tan
leather interior, $29,000. 949-650-4718. CA
48 TC, Many accessories, numerous awards, appeared
on History Channel's "Dream Machines", professional
appraisal, see http://www.tib.comi —bharkins/home
page.htm $27,500 obo. 760-728-4850. CA Jan
49 MG TC, excellent throughout, red with black interior
and tan top, dual rear wheels and luggage rack, Judson
supercharged, just gone over from top to bottom, drive it
anywhere, $22,000 obo. Martin, 707-259-1336. CA
51 MG TD, black w/biscuit top and interior, frame-off restoration,
all papers, showroom condition, wins trophy at
every show, one of a kind, $23,500 obo. 203-266-5069. CT
52 MG TD, a lovely restoration was performed on this TD,
Olde English white with red interior, full top and side curtains,
a great car, $15,950. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. MO
53 MG TD, red with black interior, very good condition,
this is a runner, less than 1,000 miles on complete engine
American Cars continued from page 67
41 63-SERIES, C.C.C.A. Classic, 58,000 actual miles,
rebuilt engine, new clutch, brakes and hubcaps. Excellent
classic for...$14,850. '47 Cadillac Fastback Coupe:
Auto, show quality paint & chrome. Runs and drives like
new, only $18,500. Trades, Transportation arranged. Tom
Crook, 253-941-3454. Feb
41 SERIES 62, convertible, Managua beige with red leather,
standard transmission, complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration
in 1990, drives beautifully, will consider trade up or
down on quality 30s classic or $46,000. 978-464-7780. MA
37 CORD S.C. 812 CONV, Cabriolet (Sportsman), From
20 yrs. in storage on blocks, recent engine, brakes, new
radiator, top, carpets and upholstery. A timeless design
to show and drive, asking $98,500. Trades, Transportation
arranged, Tom Crook, 253-941-3454. Feb
40 CONT.CONV., V-12 original, two speed, new Stayfast
top, C.C.C.A. classic, must see! For $38,500. Also '47
Lincoln Cont. Conv.,low mileage, restored, C.C.C.A. 1st
Place National Winner, top quality, V-12, overdrive, etc,
OFFERS, Trades, Transportation arranged, Tom Crook,
47 CONTINENTAL, Cabriolet, no rust ever, original V12
runs well, nice chrome and body, original interior and top,
28,000 miles, $26,000. 810-773-4936. MI
48 98 CONVERTIBLE, 38,000 actual miles, prize winner,
exterior red/beige, beige whipcord interior, beige top, everything
works, correct in everyway, $36,500. Vandervort,
304-292-8488 8-3. 304-598-0993 eves EST. WV
49 FUTURAMIC 98, convertible, extremely rare, frameoff,
wonderful red, Rocket V8, 303, 135 hp, rare batwing air
cleaner, Hydromatic, full service, white interior, radio,
power windows, Remmington G78 www, skirts, $32,500.
Fraser Dante, 770-641-8254. GA
35 V-12 LEBARON, Open Front Towncar, New leather
padded top, 6 chrome wire wheels, Hill & Vaghn restored,
Hi-speed gears, Drive or Show. Asking $135,000. '39
Ronson V-12 Town Car: New Restored, C.C.CA. National
First & Pebble Beach Winner. Rare and Exceptional, Must
see & drive to appreciate, OFFERS, Trades, Transportation
arranged, Tom Crook, 253-941-3454. Feb
36 8 CLUB SEDAN CCCA, Classic, 29,000 miles total
from new,"Only a car with this low mileage drives like
this!" Asking $34,500 For a quick sale, Trades, Transportation
arranged, Tom Crook, 253-941-3454. Feb
33 PIERCE ARROW CLUB, SEDAN, 6 wire wheels,
metal side-mount covers, trunkrack and archer, show
quality paint, runs excellent, from California estate....$38,500.
'31 Pierce Dual-Cowl Sport Phaeton,
56,000 miles, bought by Dick Gold in 1948 and drove it
coast to coast in 1995C.C.C.A. caravan. A very exceptional
Pierce Arrow, OFFERS, Trades, Transportation
arranged, Tom Crook, 253-941-3454. Feb
41 6-cyl, drk blue, complete body-off restoration, frame, engine,
brakes, chrome, tires, 100% new, white ash wood, mahogany
panels, new interior, seats, carpet, dash, all extras,
radio, clock, deluxe wheel, $67,500. 775-882-9549. NV
55 STARCHIEF, convertible, cream & black two tone in
& out, power steering, brakes & top, radio & heater, the
chrome, paint, top, interior, & tires were all redone, drives
great, $19,750. 864-879-3830. SC
XX - LITERATURE
MANUALS & BOOKS, 1913-1991, service manuals,
parts manuals, owners manuals, history books, all makes,
see www.books4cars.com 248-357-4750. 888-3809277.M1
Sports Car Market
rebuild by Rick Smith, $14,500. 978-774-8998. MA
53 TD, Red, Judson supercharger, alloy fin drums and
wire wheels, numerous First place and Best of Show
awards including First place GOF Nationals, would cost
in excess of $70,000 to reproduce, fmestfinest example
in the world! $35,000. 619-223-7766. CA Jan
56 MGA, roadster, dove grey/red wires, complete restoration,
beautiful, $17,995. Northshore Sports Cars, 847-2470447.
FAX 847-247-0446 IL
58 MGA ROADSTER, body-off restoration started, chassis
& driveline redone, body now back on and car is running,
body panels replaced but need finishing and paint, many new
parts included, $6,000. Octagon Auto, 717-244-0669. PA
61 PLUS 4,2 SEAT, Yellow black wings, interior, wonderful
morgan. $18,900. 804-975-0542. VA Jan
51 SILVER WRAITH, drophead coupe, the only Mulliner
convertible built on Silver Wraith chassis, one of two 2passenger
convertibles, $195,000 trades considered. Vintage
Sarasota, 941-355-6500. FL
61 SILVER CLOUD H, convertible, by Mulliner, left drive,
factory air, 83,739 miles, excellent condition, $159,900.
Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL
64 HJ MULL1NER, Parlcward dhc, US version, s/n LSFU83,
in olive green with tan leather interior and matching convertible
top, and boot, upgraded air conditioning and superb
paint work, 78,000 miles, always the best of care,
$115,000 trades considered. 508-771-0662 anytime. MA
69 convertible, navy, cream interior, cream top, 72K miles,
drives great, $44,900. Vintage Motors, 941-355-6500. FL
71 CORNICHE, convertible, white/beige interior, blue
canvas top, $38,500. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL
75 COFtNICHE, convertible, white, low Beverly Hills
miles, must sell, $39,500. 310-793-8989. CA
82 CORNICHE, CCX05115 drophead Mulliner Park
Ward, Everflex top, magnolia with light tan leather, second
owner, all service records since new, $49,500. JE Collins,
87 CORNICHE, convertible, black, black top, black
leather, 42,118 actual miles, 12-disc CD, phone, pristine
condition, sold new from Beverly Hills Rolls-Royce, fully
serviced & has original warranty book, best color combination,
$75,000. Jack, 310-839-9417. CA
33 LE MANS, rdster; Chassis #1335, Older restoration,
superb runner, nice patina, $18,995. 1933 Singer "9"
Tourer; Chassis #48037, re-built engine, had been stored
many years, nice, cute and unusual, $14,995, 1949 MG-
TC Rdster, Tatan red, older restoration, good driver, chassis
XPAG8418, (CA car) all weather equipped, $17,500.
(www.Hemmings Showroom.com AUTOSTORE) 805966-3272
days. CA Feb
54 TR2, rhd, long door, red/black leather, $11,500. Vintage,
60 TR3, black ext, black leather interior, chrome wires, full
frame-off restoration, no expense spared, $27,000. 508-2211455.
61 TFt3A, black, red interior, everything new, ww tires,
disc wheels, white top, excellent drive, documented, pictures,
all receipts, $108,000 obo. 401-253-2626. RI
62 TR3B, 48K original miles, second owner, full documentation
from new, $15,000. Daniel, 318-396-0395. LA
67 TR4A IRS, decent car in need of some attention, $2,400.
Fred Petroske, 315-649-2861. FAX 315-649-4100 NY
68 TR250, fresh fully restored drivetrain, older cosmetics
but a great looking driver, $6,950. Hyman Ltd., 314-5246000.
FAX 314-524-0340 MO
71 STAG, red with original tan interior, 4-speed, chrome
wire wheels, 41K miles, super nice, $11,995. 636-2396781.
71 TR-6, White, black interior, new dash top, wood and
convertible top, just had an $800 mechanical service,
looks and drives wonderful. motoringinvestments.com
$7,950. 619-238-1977. CA Jan
71 TR6, white/black, orig window sticker, Michelin red
stripes, new top, walnut dash, carpets, just serviced w/new
motor mounts, tune-up, tie rods, etc, looks & drives great,
$7,950. 619-466-4283. 619-238-1977.CA
72 GT6, convertible, black with red, Spitfire body on GT6
chassis, super neat, don't miss, $10,000. 636-239-6781.
73 TR6, recent professional restoration, ready to show or
go, green, black interior, 63K miles, hardtop, spare parts,
will trailer to you for, $12,000. Ric, 888-735-0784. ME
XX - LITERATURE
Triumph literature wanted: TSOA newsletters, Club news
letters, old "British Car" magazines, Also 'VTR newsletters
and TRA newsletters (back issues and out of print)
for sale. TRSRUS3B@AOL.COM Mark Lennox, 419841-7076.
XX - WANTED
WANTED:, Triumph TR3. Desire nice car, no projects or
stories please. Prefer wire wheels & overdrive, but will
consider all from "Nice Driver" to "Pristine Showcar".
Ron Bennett, 562-431-6584. CA Feb•
PORSCHE * MERCEDES-BENZ BMW UND ANDERE
1981 BMW M1
kait,e tad R
Chassis number: WBS 599 1000 4301441
Engine: straight six-cylinder, 3.5-liters
n the mid-1970s, a production-based formula
(which would result in the dominant Porsche 935)
was instituted by the FIA in Europe for Group 5
(Grand Touring) racing. BMW proposed to build
a flagship car which would compete in this series
and join the ranks of the World's "supercars."
The M1 was the result.
Contracted out to Lamborghini first, and then
Giorgetto Giugiaro's Ital Design, the M1 featured a
multi-tubular space-frame into which was inserted
BMW's magnificent four-valve per cylinder, 3.5-liter
six-cylinder engine producing some 285 bhp. Four hundred
cars needed to be produced to qualify the M1 for the Group
5 series and 456 were actually built, the majority in Germany. In
Group 5 they played second fiddle to the Porsches but achieved
a marketing triumph with the Procar series run in support of Grand
Prix's, with the Fl drivers racing against each other in 480 horsepower-plus
winged versions of the Ml.
When it emerged as a road car, the M1 was applauded by
journalists in every country for its performance, handling and
build quality. The car pictured here is the very last BMW M1 ever
built and the only M1 with the attractive custom "M-Technic"
colored seat fabric inserts. With a mere 5,750 miles from new, it is
one of the few opportunities left to enjoy BMW's legendary build
quality with performance which, even today, puts this German
supercar into a class of its own.
I often wonder why so few enthusiasts find these exotics interesting,
beautiful and for a BMW rather compelling. Remember,
BMW was specializing in building slab-sided, four-wheeled boxes
at the same time that they produced the Ml.
Offered by RA/4 crossing the podium and
selling for $69,300 (including commission),
this M1 represented a fair value. Even though
it had covered just 5,750 miles, its luster was
gone, and it had certainly not been a garage
queen. It seemed more like a Southern
California sun worshiper that forgot its SPF
30 sunscreen (or car cover).
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
With faded black trim, poor engine detailing
and a just overall tired feeling, it looked
like a well-used European car that had covered
25K to 50K miles. Perfect, fresh out of
the box M1 s might get close to the $100K mark,
its market value, were far from that.
450 (including 56 race cars)
Under engine bonnet (Factory); door
jamb and bottom of windshield (US import)
On block, starts with 88 prefix
Alternatives to consider
but this car and
These cars have languished on the car market for ten solid
years. And when the name "M 1 " is mentioned in classic and
exotic car circles the common response is often a big yawn. Why?
Part of the answer may be that BMW never imported this lowvolume
exotic Gust 394 street versions) into the US. Unfortu-
BMWCCA, 345 Harvard St.,
Cambridge, MA 02138
Lamborghini Countach, Maserati Bora
nately, many of the speculator-driven federalizations done to get
these cars to meet DOT/EPA standards were quick and dirty—it's
commonly accepted that you can either have a "clean" M1 that
will pass emissions, or a "dirty" M1 that will run like a cheetah
ahead of a brush fire—but you can't have both. The lack of a
strong racing history (look under expensive failure in the BMW
annals), a rather drab "2002-like" interior and no outsized flares
or spoilers may also contribute to the yawn-effect.
The already slim market for M1 s has been flooded in the past
few years as well; there's certainly been no shortage to pick from.
The current market sees asking prices up to $95K; $55K-75K
seems where they are actually changing hands, here and abroad.
Parts, while not common, are not impossible to find either
It's somewhat of a shame that this car, the grandfather of all
things "M" in the BMW world, has quietly become the unwanted
red-headed stepchild of its generation. Gordon Medenica, owner
and Roundel (BMWCCA Magazine) contributor, may have hit it
perfectly when he referred to the M1 as
"the NSX of its day." Like the NSX, M1 s
are fast, reasonably reliable, and not devoid
of visual appeal. But, for someone who
is looking to plunk down $60K-100K to
make a statement to their friends, a Porsche
twin-turbo or Ferrari 348 Spyder will
get more looks and respect than either an
M1 or an NSX
However its a truism that "price solves
all problems." Sixty thousand dollars may
be the natural price level for an M1 in average
condition, and at that level represents
exclusivity and even some good taste on the part of the owner But
an M1 will always be a car that fills out a collection rather than
a single-car statement like a Daytona or a Miura. If you don't
mind having a second-tier collectible in your garage, at a reasonable
price, the M1 is worthy of consideration.—Steve Serio
(Photo and data courtesy of the auction company and John
Movers and Losers in '99
At the start of a new year, let's take a quick look back at the
trends in the Porsche market for 1999.
Starting to Move
Surprisingly, these cars have staged a modest rebound
in 1999. Even though over 100,000 914-4s were made, nice
ones are becoming increasingly difficult to find. If you're
in the market, first, look only at proper examples, with good
paint, a sound interior, and no rust. Fully sorted mechanicals
are a requirement and originality is prized, including paint
of the original color. Finally, look for well-optioned cars
including a sharp set of original alloys and if possible, the
larger 2.0 motor. Don't expect
a car in this price category
to double or triple
in value in the next few
months (or years). But
given the constantly diminishing
number of nice 914s,
it would be very surprising
if prices don't keep climbing. Plan on spending $5K, or perhaps
a bit more, for a handsome car with no shortcomings.
Continuing to Rise
1967-1973 911S Coupes and Targas
The early S cars have continued to show strength. Buyers
are serious, and spending serious money. Early S cars now can
hit $30K, up 50% from three years ago. An early S does not
have to be loaded with options to bring big money, as some
prefer the non-sunroof Coupe for its light weight. Sunroofs and
Targas are sought after as sunny-day drivers. If you find one,
be sure it has its original drivetrain (swaps for later, larger engines
are all-too-common) and painted in an attractive color,
such as silver, red, black, or white. The oranges are great period
colors, but stay away from metallic gold or brown as they are
prone to fade and hard to match properly if body repairs are
Starting to Move
1975-1977 930 Turbo Carreras
The earliest 911 Turbos, 3.0 liters, from 1975-1977, have hit
rock bottom and started back up—but only box-stock US cars
in immaculate physical and mechanical condition. Gray-market
and "boy-racer" modified cars are still hopeless when it comes
to resale. The 3.3-liter 911 Turbos of 1986-1989 are still depreciating,
but not as quickly as before. In between, the prices of 3.3liter
1978-1985 Turbos have been going both ways, depending
on condition. Plan on spending $25K for a superb, stock early
Turbo and up to $35K for the later cars.
In 1999 there has been a significant rise in the number of
broken Dilavar head studs on aging 911SC motors. Given enough
years in service, it is now clear that broken
head studs can and do occur in the robust
3.0-liter boxer six. This serious problem can
be asymptomatic for many miles, but eventually
you will have a big repair bill on your
hands. The cases need to be split to do this
job right and even then, the replacement
studs and case-saver inserts should be installed
by a Porsche-fluent machine shop.
Plan on a $3K-4K repair. Pay a premium for
an SC if the studs have been replaced and
the seller can prove it.
Fallen Off a Cliff
The party's over for the original 2.5-liter Boxster. The new
Boxster S has taken its place, with a torque-enhanced 3.2-liter
engine adding to the pleasures of the original car. Few vehicles
present such a seamless interface
between the driver and the
road as the Boxster S. However,
the superb qualities of the "S"
have caused the days of selling
a slightly used 2.5-liter
Boxster for list or above to be
gone forever. If you still like the
original car, there are a flock of
them for sale. Plan on spending in the mid-$30s for a low-mileage
example. Time is on your side if you're not in a hurry, as prices for
2.5-liter cars will only soften in the months ahead.
Descending to Earth
1995-1997 993 Carrera 2
Rarely has a production Porsche held its value as well as the
993 has for the past four years. Due to their being the last aircooled
911, the resale value of these cars has been nothing
short of fantastic. Too new to appreciate, their values have to
decrease; however, the downward slope has been gentle. Prices
fell to the low $50K-range for year-old 993s, then seemed to
stay right there for the next few years. In 1999, prices of very
clean 1995 993 Coupes with 20K-30K miles finally have started
showing some further depreciation, with cars selling in the $45Krange.
However, the decline in value for 993s will continue to be
unusually gradual for the next few years. At $45K, the 993 is a
supremely satisfying everyday road car, and you're saving 40%
from the price of a new 996.•
Sports Car Market
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57 S1 507, white, red, hardtop and soft top, original interior,
solid, straight, unrestored, original, with excellent panel fit,
European tax free, $195,000. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL
60 ISETTA 600, sunroof, bright aquamarine, grey interior,
ground-up restoration, rebuilt engine, transmission, new brake
system, all chrome redone, extra parts, showroom quality, 1st
Place trophy winner, $15,500. Mitch, 303-699-1551. CO
68 2000C, rare, only 2,837 made, needs restoration, 2 complete
drivetrains, lots of parts, new carpet, $2,000. Keith,
72 2002T11, green with saddle interior, no rust, never driven
in winter, runs great, many goodies & extras, $5,950 obo.
802-228-2311 work. 802-228-2424 home. VT
72 3.0 CS, recently restored, daily driver, silver, burgundy
leather, 4-speed, bare metal repaint, no rust, cold a/c, new wood,
pw, sunroof, tinted windows, strong runner, drive anywhere,
beautiful car, $105,000 obo. 850-492-1412 nw. FL
74 2002 TI! COUPE, California car from new, beauty, enthusiast
owned and cared for, service records, factory
sunroof, 4-spd, superb example, must sell, $10,500. 610584-8800.
FAX 610-584-8872 PA
762002, white/blue, sunroof, professionally restored, over
$30,000 invested, National Concours 1st Place winner,
$12,000. 313-248-8358 days. MI
81 Ml, late production, red/black, low miles, factory a/c, 2
owner, correct example, $79,500 trades considered. Sean
McMillan, 864-322-5881. SC
85 635CS, dk-grey, 5-speed, 202K miles, power options,
runs well, very light rust, good car, excellent driver or
good project car, must sell, $4,500. Rex. FAX 906-2267222
52 300, 4-door convertible, black, tan top, red leather, Becker
Nurburg, beautiful classic, only 708 built from 51 to 62,
must sacrifice, my loss, your gain, $45,000 firm. 410-5713698
54 300SL, gullwing, red/grey, 62,000 original miles, documented
history, matching numbers, original paint and
leather, can be driven regularly or shown, $195,000. Motor
Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY
55 190SL, convertible, off-white with red leather, nice paint,
new leather, new chrome, runs and drives excellent,
$19,500. Gullwing Motor cars Inc., 718-545-0500. FAX
55 300C, cabriolet, white/new red leather, $92,000. Vintage,
55 300SL GULLWING, red, black leather, frame-off restoration,
California car, never rust or damage, 68,000 documented
miles, all numbers correct, chassis #550650, $170,000. Lee N.
Wolff, 440-786-7900. FAX 440-786-8610 OH
55 GULLWING, silver/blue, very original coupe, driven
regularly, runs great, $175,000 obo. Russ, 303-526-7200
days,eves. FAX 303-526-1637 CO
56 300SL GULLWING, red, Rudge, belly pans, restored,
$199,000. Showroom, 408-279-0944. CA
57 1905L, 1998 National Best of Show winner, dark blue/
tan, absolutely correct to 190SL group standards, below
cost at this price, $85,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644.
FAX 987-887-3889 MA
57 1905L, ivory/black, restored for MBCA shows, rebuilt
& detailed everything. www.sportsleicht.com
$36,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA Feb
57 300SL ROADSTER, absolutely original car, sitting in
storage for last 15 years, complete car, matching numbers, runs
& drives great, could use restoration, $107,500. Gullwing
Motor Cars Inc., 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY
58 30051,, complete body and rolling chassis, use for racing
body, other parts available: engine, transmission, soft top
frame, etc. $45,000. 405-789-9499. FAX 405-789-78880K
60 2205E, convertible, 4-speed, blue/red leather, tan top,
fully restored, show detailed engine, suspension, drives
like new, excellent condition, $42,000. 856-829-2974. NJ
60 SE CABRIOLET, excellent mechanical condition, black
exterior, needs top & interior work, interesting history,
$16,000 firm. P. Bemholz, 212-753-6240 eves EST. FAX
61 190SL ROADSTER, just in. needs redo, excellent body,
missing grille and bumpers, factory hardtop, $6,000. 636239-6781.
62 300SE, convertible, European model, automatic, originally
a diplomatic car with flags, apart, needs total restoration,
$14,000. 775-629-6917. NV
66 230SL, convertible, 2 tops, new soft, ivory/palomino,
automatic, beautiful classic, $14,500. 201-567-7224. NJ
68 250SL, both tops, auto trans, recent paint job, runs &
looks great, $12,000. 914-693-3916. NY
68 280SL, #9 model car, light blue, black hardtop, dark
blue soft top, auto, good condition, $27,000. James Freund,
715-386-9336 home. 651-733-1259 office. MI"!
69 280SL ROADSTER, red with black interior, excellent
condition, both tops , garaged, California car, $16,000. 816380-4218.
69 300SL ROADSTER, very solid California car, has been
in storage, not running, never been restored, top assembly
missing, $105,000 firm. 714-842-1208. CA
71 280SL, dk.green/tan, auto, excellent records,
www.sportsleicht.com, $26,500. Alex Dearborn, 978-8876644.
71 280SL, blue/blue, 4-speed stick, updated AC, California
car with excellent records, $29,500. Alex Dearborn,
978-887-6644. MA Feb
71 280SL 3.5 COUPE, dLbeige/chocolate leather, burled
trim, sunroof, floor shift auto, only 26,000 miles, Documented
CA car, $38,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644.
83 380SL, navy/saddle leather. 55K pampered miles.
Garage kept. No winters, original paint, both tops, pristine
condition. Asking $18,500. Auto Gallery. 815-6753222.
51 CABRIOLET, #10105, engine #30023, complete,
needs restoration, $29,500. ALAN, 860-496-7633. CT
54 PRE-A 356, speedster, first year, 53rd built, fresh groundup
restoration, fresh correct split case 1500 engine, red/black,
super slick, looks new, $49,900. 770-539-9111. GA
56356 CARRERA, speedster, black with red interior, Rudge
knock-off wheels, solid floor panels, no rust, older restoration,
recent engine rebuild (550 Spyder cams), $145,000.
Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY
57 SPEEDSTER, white/red interior, matching numbers, S
motor, show condition, detailed suspension, full tonneau
cover, tan top, fully detailed motor, all correct runs great,
$55,000. 702-897-7728. NV
58 356 SPEEDSTER, T-2 body with overrider bumpers,
exceptional driver, detailed undercarriage, red/black,
$44,500. 949-650-4718. CA
59 356A CABRIOLET, silver, blue, blue top, #44938,
TMU, a mint, straight, clean older restoration which is a
perfect daily driver, $39,900. PAR, 914-637-8800. NY
60 356 CABRIOLET, signal red, tan leather, tan German
top, fully restored, drives like new, $32,500 obo. 941921-2624.
61 356B, sunroof Super coupe, black, black interior, all #s
match, all original, excellent cond, no rust, no accidents, no
racing, no abuse, black plate true California car with history
back to 63, $18,500. 818-767-5757. CA
62 356 TWIN GRILLE, roadster, excellent daily driver,
ready to enjoy or great starting point for full restoration,
very strong overall appearance and great gaps, $36,500.
62 TWIN GRILLE S-90, roadster, ruby red, black top &
interior, complete restoration in 91', scored 292.6 points
out of 300 at Montreal Porsche Parade, $64,900 obo. Jay
Rosenfield, 914-273-8859. NJ
64 265C, cabriolet, silver w/black, new interior, carpets,
black cloth top, fresh paint, $27,500. Rocky Santiago, 405843-6117.
64 356C, sunroof coupe, ivory, black, black top, #449335,
TMU, an excellent original CA car, good daily driver,
$29,900. PAR, 914-637-8800. NY
69 911T COUPE, perfect original floors, no damage, orig
motor, drk green/fawn, $7,950. 949-650-4718. CA
73 911 SPEEDSTER, pearl white, black, blacktop, #14249,
a custom built 1 owner 911, many upgrades, has been featured
in Porsche magazine many times over the last 20 years,
$39,900. PAR, 914-637-8800. NY
76 911S Targa 2.7 6-cyl. Sport-o-matic transmission.
40K cert. mi. No rust or accidents. Winter stored. White/
tan leather, many upgrades, immaculate. $17,500. Auto
Gallery. 815-675-3222. IL Feb
77 CARREFtA, 3.0, 1 registered owner since new, service
booklet stamped to date, EPA & DOT releases, red w/black
interior, 76,000 miles, sunroof, known history, never damaged,
$17,900. 802-660-1900. VT
79 930 TURBO, metallic black exterior with black sport
seats inside, 31,000 orig miles, $29,900 may trade. 516269-4709.
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restorations done to street or concours standards.
AC Owner's Club Limited. 503/ 643-3225,
fax 503/646-4009. U.S. Registrar: Jim Feldman,
ST sz Co.
11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 972254615
USA. The World's largest organization of
AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not
required. Monthly magazine.
Austin-Healey Club USA. 888/4AHCUSA,
fax 408/248-7165. PO Box 6197, San Jose, CA
95150. The oldest national club and factory club
heritage. A resource for all current and future
owners. Members receive: Austin-Healey magazine,
resource Book, calendar, tech assistance,
book discount. Annual dues just $35. Visa/MC
accepted. firstname.lastname@example.org . www.healey.org
Rocky Santiago. 405/843-6117, fax 405/8436251,
7321 N Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK
73116. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all
conditions. Buy / sell / consign. If you are buying
or selling, please call. Also have other English cars,
including Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc.
Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888/CLUBJAG,
Write: JCNA, Dept. SCM, 9685 McLeod Rd.,
RR#2, Chilliwack, BC, CANADA V2P 6H4 Join the
primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in US/
Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other
activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concourse,
rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly
Jaguar Journal magazine. http://www.jnca.com .
Route 66 Classic Restoration. 918/851-7866
fax 918/438-7866. 15300 E. Pine St. Tulsa,
Oklahoma 74116. Built to order. Exterior color,
interior color and material, drive-line, wheels,
tires, brakes, all your choice. Order your MGA
today. Offered by Mirage Motorcars LLC.
Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206/
954-1961, fax 425/287-0660. P.O. Box 554,
Kirkland, WA. Prewar European autos, Bentley
and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys.
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Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales, 800/5474455,
503/255-7560, Service & Parts, 800/
944-6483, 503/257-9655. America's oldest &
most dedicated Ferrari (and Lotus) dealer. New
& used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department
with fast, fast service. 203 NE 122nd Ave.,
Portland OR 97203.
Garry Roberts & Company. 949/650-2690,
fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset Dr. Costa Mesa,
CA. 92627. Specializing in sales of Ferrari &
other exotics. Consignments, brokerage services,
references available. Extensive computer
database. Whether buying or selling, call.
I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris,
Maseratis & Lamborghinis. 310/274-7440,
fax 310/274-9809. If I don't have what you seek,
I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please,
call anytime for straight advice on the market.
Finder's fee gladly paid. Randy Simon. (CA)
Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/535-9900,
fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's largest Ferrari
parts inventory. Under new ownership. Call today
with your needs. Jason Popovich, Canada (ON)
Brian D. Moore Restorations. 916/635-3559,
fax 916/635-5824. 2347 Gold River Rd., Gold
River, CA. Specializing in restoration and reconstruction
of exotic and vintage racing motorcars.
Appraising service also available.
Symbolic Motor Car Company. 619/454-1800,
fax 619/454-1890. 7440 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla,
CA. 92307. Largest dealer of exotic Ferraris, Jaguars,
Alfas and other cars in the world. Always a
superb array of important cars on display. Interesting
trades always considered. www.symbolic
motors.com. By appointment only, please.
GT Motors. 818/546-2971, fax 818/546-2812,
741 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204. Sales,
service and concours- winning restorations of
Ferrari. Always a wide range of quality cars in
stock for sale. Friendly, top notch service at
reasonable rates. Always in the market to purchase
interesting Ferraris in any condition.
Nastasi Racing Car Corp. 7181706-7400, fax
718/706-8135. 27-19, 44th Dr. L.I.C. NY 11101.
Expert service on all exotics. Specializing in
Lambo service and parts. Buy & sell used cars.
Former dealer and distributor. (NY)
Michael Sheehan. 949/646-6086, fax 949/
646-6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from
rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries.
Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus - call me first or call
me last, I'll make you the best cash offer. Buyers
- let me use my thousand-plus car data base to help
you find a car, or verify the history of one you
are looking at. (CA)
Thomas Shaughnessy Consulting. 949/3666211,
fax 949/366-6827. Professional buyer of
Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s, and '70s. Also have
extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally
deal in Ferrari engines. Plus - have more
than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for
straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA
Sports Leicht Restoration, Inc. Call Alex
Dearborn or Bruce Adams in Topsfield, MA.
978/887-6644, fax 978/887-3889. A vintage
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Free listing for your car.
Gull Wing Group International. Gary Estep,
530/345-6701. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928.
Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of
1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and
Roadsters. You do not have to be an owner to
belong. Member benefits include: twelve monthly
magazines per year plus a national convention
that rotates its location around the country.
Also, reproduction parts and much more.
Mercedes-Benz Club of America. 800/6372360,
MBCA, 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs,
CO 80909. World's largest Mercedes-Benz club,
33,000 members, all models, 1886-onward; excellent
120-page color magazine, The Star, with
how-to tech articles, history, new models, racing,
hundreds of cars for sale, ads free to members, much
more. New car raffle, tech assistance, national
events, more; dues $35/yr.; www.mbca.org .
Tony LaBella Classic Cars. 856/ 424-1500
280SLs exclusively. 20 plus 280 SLs in stock for
sale in any price range from above average drivers
to show quality. Not a broker, we own all our
inventory and are aggressively looking to buy top
quality 2805Ls. Technical and restoration advice
always just a phone call away. Locations in New
Jersey and Arizona. www.tonylabella.com
Porsche Market Letter. 888/928-9111, fax760/
940-9170. Send check or Visa/MC to PML/SC, PO
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you've been looking for. Over 1,000 Porsches for
sale in every issue. 1 year, 12 issues only $55. (Can/
Mex $65, overseas $75). PMLetter@aol.com .
356 Registry. 356 Registry, 27244 Ryan Road,
Warren, MI 48092. A club for those interested in
356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published
six times a year. 356 ownership not
necessary. Dues $25 annually. Membership information:
Shelby American Automobile Club. 860/
364-0449, fax 860/364-0769. P.O. Box 788,
Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50
Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the
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on Lake George, in upstate New York
Ms. Banzer and I had the opportunity to participate in the 7th Annual New England 1000 last spring, driving a handsome Mercedes-provided '70 280SE
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was represented by 15 machines, 10 of which were 300SLs. There were also nine Ferraris, five Jaguars and everything from a 1934 MG race car to an SCMsubscriber-owned
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stops to eat, drink and tell lies about the performance of our cars and our performance as drivers and navigators.
Two-thirds of the group has already re-upped for the New England 2000 (lams this year, to celebrate the Millennium), May 21 through May 26,2000. We
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Dotti and John Bechtol won their rally class
in her 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS.
15th overall in one of the smallest cars in Craig Benson and Chris Selkirk finished
the group, Craig's 1953 MG TD.
Mike and Jill Griffin drove their 1952 Proteus
Jaguar C-type to the event from Arnold, MD,
then drove it home again afterward.
David and Debra Allison found the engine in their 1959 Alfa
Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce liked 6,000 rpm.
Country music superstar Alan Jackson and his wife Denise towed
their 1966 Shelby Cobra 427SC continuation from Nashville behind
their concert tour bus before letting it loose for a little exercise.
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1949 Jaguar XK-120 "ALLOY" Roadster. In our quest to
restore the finest roadster today, we engineered the restoration
with superb craftsmanship, calibrated and fit to perfection.
This truly is a one of a kind and a superb example for sale
today. Classic Showcase, Sales (760) 747-3188, Buying &
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1967 MGB Roadster. Completely and properly restored with
several other restored MGBs in stock. Like new or better,
shipping worldwide available. Classic Showcase, Sales (760)
747-3188, Buying & Restoration (760) 747-9947, Fax (760)
747-4021 or visit us at www.classicshowcase.com (CA)
1967 V.W. 21 Window Micro Bus. Superb restoration, a very
correct and proper bus, 1st place show winner, better than new.
Classic Showcase, Sales (760) 747-3188, Buying & Restoration
(760) 747-9947, Fax (760) 747-4021 or visit us at
1967 Fiat Dino Spider. 2.0 liter DOHC Ferrari V6, 5-speed,
Cromodoro wheels. Only 1163 of these ever built, this restored
example was rated for 0-60 in 7 seconds and a top speed of 131
mph. For exotics and classics, call Jim at F40 Motorsports, (860)
342-5705, 10am-5pm, or www.f40.com . (MI) (Jan)
1959 MGA Twin Cam Roadster. CA black plate, excellent
example, restored original. Classic Showcase, Sales (760) 7473188,
Buying & Restoration (760) 747-9947, Fax (760) 7474021
or visit us at www.classicshowcase.com (CA)
1970 Lola T-192. Driven by Mark Donahue in 1970 F5000
Series, 2 race wins. Very fast and fun to drive. $135K. Call Bud
(248) 960-0950. (MI) (Jan.)
1971 Lola T-222. Winner '97 & '98 Can Am Reunion at Road
America. Fully documented history. $300K. Call Bud (248)
1976 Chevron B36. Under two liter Can Am. History. Hart 420
R Engine. FG 400 Gearbox. $140K. Call Bud (248) 960-0950.
Porsche 962. 1988 Japanese Group C Championship winner.
3.2-liter engine, carbon brakes. $300K. Call Bud (248) 9600950.(M1)
1990 Porsche 962. Ex-Kremer Car Group C History. 3.0-liter
water cooled engine. Perfect condition. $300K. Call Bud (248)
960-0950. (MI) (Jan.)
1985 Thunderbird. Cale Yaborough's Hardee's sponsored
Winston Cup car. Won Charlotte and Talladega. Ready for
vintage racing. Call Bud (248) 960-0950. (MI) (Jan.)
1966 Mustang convertible. 1 owner, 55,000 original miles,
black plate CA car, auto, power top, pony interior, original
and perfect throughout, not restored. $19,900. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org . (CA) (Jan.)
1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cab A. Complete restoration, red with
tan leather interior and top, beautiful wood. Engine and transmission
overhauled, shift mechanism rebuilt. Factory fitted luggage.
Radio, heater, all lights work. No sag in doors. Radial white wall
215/75x15 special tires. Great road car, has been driven in 1000 mi.
rally. Also concours winner. Own the best for $69,500. Call J. Fitz
(530) 245-2107 wk., (530) 243-4110 hm. (CA)(Jan)
1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2. Chassis #01222, one of 247
produced. Professionally restored using original parts. $65,000
USF. Terry Kell at (613) 591-1482 ext 335. terry.kell@
kanatek.com or visit www.sofpak.com. (Canada) (Jan.)
1971 Mustang Mach 1. Only 51,000 miles, 351 Cleveland
Cobra Ram Air engine, near new condition, solid white. $14,500.
(219) 563-7043. (IN) (Jan.)
1928 Alfa Romeo 6C1500, James Young
1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder, lots ofwork to be done
1956 Lotus 11 Le Mans fairing, race ready
1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spyder, 2 ambitious project s $4,500 ea. 1965 and up MGB Roadsters, 6 to choose from
1963 Alfa Romeo GiuliaSpyder, another project
1971 Alfa Romeo GTV, easyrestoration
1984Alfa Romeo Spyder, black/black
1934 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio, fully restored
$3,500 1969 MGC Amateur Restoration, roadster
$4,500 1963 Mercedes-Benz Unimog, restored
$4,995 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9, executive driver
$250,000 1926 MOITiS Cowley Tourer, lovely car
1937 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante, supercharged
Bugatti Types 35,37,40,44,49,50,51,52,55,57
1966 BuickWildcat, convertible, periwinkle/black
1979 Chevrolet Corvette, lowner, T tops
1991 Chrysler Maserati T.C., 2 tops, low mileage
1955 Cisitalia 808 XF Convertible, 1 off concept car
Delahaye 135M, several to choose from
1961 DKW 1000 SP, restored roadster
1961 DKW Formula Jr., race winner
1941 Dodge WC56 Power Wagon, command car
1957 Facal Vega FV 2B, Camus with a Hemi
1965 Ferrari 330 GTS Very Original
1996 Ferrari F50, celebrity owned
1960 Fiat 0.S.C.A. Spyder, red/black
1960 Fiat 1500 Spyder, nice original, no motor
1964 Fiat 1500 Spyder, factory hard top
1973 Ford Mustang convertible
1920 Hispano Suiza, 8-10 hp, tourer
1971 Iso Rivolta Lele, 1 of 260 made, 351,5-speed
1994 Lamborghini Diablo SE, 7,000 miles
1994 Lamborghini Diablo VT, 1,000 miles
1962 Lancia Flatninia, Super Sport Zagato
1965 Lancia Flaminia, Super Sport Nato
$450,000 1965 Pontiac Tempest, stunning original
inquire 1974 Porsche 914, 2.0-liter, great runner
$7,800 1936 Rolls-Royce 35/30 Thrupp MaberlySaloon
$17,500 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud HI, long term owner
$78,000 1951 Siata Grand Sport, alloy, one of two
from $75,000 1962 Sunbeam Alpine, convertible
$12,500 1967 Sunbean Tiger, mark lA
$24,500 1973 Volvo 1800ES, red/black
$5,495 1994 Range Rover County, 1 owner
$22,000 1994 Kamov KA 32 Russian Helicopters
fully refitted, 3 in stock
$95,000 1969 Sea Ray Pachanga 18'
$3,000 1958 Richardson 41'
$9,500 1947 Harco 40' Mahogany Pleasure Yacht, Twin 440s
cruises at 27 Ids, art deco head turner, very expensive when new
nice boat, formerly Miller Brewing family, hence named "high life"
$50,000 1790 Louis XVI walnut armchairs, recently recaned,
$110,000 1967 Maserati 4000 Quattroporte, cream/black exc. leather
$3,000 1979 Maserati Merak SS, superb
$32,000 1880 Restoration/Federalist Parisian chairs,
from $1, 000 1890 Parson's couch - restored
$8,500 1920 C,anebacked lounge chairs,
$75,000 1860 Chenywood fireplace mantle, from an Olympian mansion
$8,500 1870 American cherrywood chamber pot, excellent
HISTORICAL ANTIQUE MILL WORK
pair $ 1,800
$12,999 The complete interior of Seattle's Austin Bell Building. A turn of the
century building for which the downtown neighborhood "Belltown"
was named. Doors, windows, baseboard, wainscoting, elaborate
rails and balustrades, a steam-powered elevator with cut glass,
beams, treads, and bricks.
$18,500 Gas pumps from the 20s to the 60s and an extensive collection of tin and
porcelain dealer signs. All from Europe. Inquire.
$19,000 Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of Bordeaux. Burgundy, Californian,
Washington, Oregonian, and Italian collector wines. Old vintages to
recent releases. Inquire.
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1962 T-Bird Hardtop. Modified to a removable hardtop and
includes a "sportster" type hard tonneau. 390, AT, PS/B, no
AC, sound mechanically, nice paint, excellent chrome, custom
dash w/VDO instruments. Good pix. Best offer under $8,950.
Paul Padget's Vintage Sales, specialty cars since 1962, (513)
821-2143 (OH) (Jan.)
1979 Rolls Royce SW H. Beautiful regal two-tone champagne
over tobacco, brown interior, beige piping like new. Excellent
condition. 71,000 pampered miles. Always garaged, totally
original. Must sell, $14,500 obo. Serious inquiries only. (212)
879-5829 pgr., (800) 225-0256 ext. 90. (NY) (Jan.)
1932 Packard Convertible Coupe Roadster 902. 6 wire wheels
with mirrors, Stoneguard, pilotray light and Packard trunk.
Earl C. Anthony So. Ca. car from new. Hi-speed gears, restored,
drive anwhere at freeway speeds. Bargain priced at $63,500 for
immediate sale. Trades, transportation arranged. Tom Crook
(253) 941-3454. (WA) (Jan.)
1969 Mustang Boss 302 "Factory" Trans-Am Team Car. Red/
black/white, #16 George Follmer, certified original with full docs.
1 of only 2 left out of the original 6. Fully restored, many awards,
poster & catalog cover car 1999. Have the rarest & most historic T/
A at the 30th anniversary Ford Championship Reunion at Monterey
in '00. $350K. Lance Coren (310) 370-4114 (CA) (Jan.)
1962 Jaguar XICE Roadster. S/N 875878. New paint, interior,
top. Factory hardtop. Rare original color scheme. $37,000 obo.
Possible trade for MKII in similar condition plus cash. Must
sell now. (804) 358-4245 (VA) (Jan.)
1972 Citroen SM (Super Maserati). 5-speed, FWD 135 mph
GT. Highly detailed, polished and plated engine compartment
by SM World. 44,000 miles, perfect condition mechanically and
cosmetically. $27,500. Pictures and details, (970) 868-0858.
1985 Ferrari 400i. 4.8 liter V12, super luxury, 150 mph 2+2 GT.
Azzuro blue, fantastic tan leather interior. Dual air, 5-speed,
only 22,000 miles. Recent major service, EPA and DOT certified.
Looks, smells and drives like new. $36,000 firm. For
photos and details, (970) 686-0858. (CA) (Jan.)
1963 Lotus 23B. (Chassis No. 23S-75) Black & gold. Restored
1998. 213 HP MWE Lotus twin cam w/new cast head. Excellent
provenance. Swiss National Champion '63. FIA papers. Stack
Sac, EGT gauge, etc. $85,000. Spares package including engine,
head, wheels, etc., total price $110,000. Call Mike Zappa at Zappa
Racing (412) 761-2002 or (412) 227-1400, ext. 25. (PA) (Jan.)
1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4. Blk/tan. Beautifully restored. Early
European car. Many extras including 2 sets of wheels. Excellent
Borranis and 8 new xwx's. Lightest and quickest of street
Daytonas. $129,000 (847) 482-1984. (IL) (Jan.)
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EXPO 15 • 1933 ALFA ROMEO 8C2600 MONZA
One of the most orginal Monzas existing. Ex Scuderia Ferrari Team car. Great race and rally car.
EXPO 1 • 1972 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 DAYTONA SPYDER
One of only 124 original factory Spyders built. This example (V1N# 15429) is perfectly
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LOT #694 • 1991 LAMBORGHINI
Malcolm Forbes' custom-built Diablo. Factory
painted in what he painted everything . . .
the color of money.
LOT #371 • 1968 JAGUAR XKE
Fully restored to concours winning condition.
Multi award winner, averaging 99.4 points in
Jaguar shows. In dry storage since 1995.
LOT #760 • 1995 DODGE VIPER RI
Rare yellow RT with less than 2000 miles.
Includes factory hard top option, air conditioning.
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LOT #689. 1969 SHELBY GT500 CONVERTIBLE
Extremely rare 428 Cobra Jet convertible with
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orange color. Full restoration and
complete documentation history.
OT #67I • 1984 FERRARI 512 BBi BOXER
The fifth to the last built of the fuel
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and brought to EPA & DOT specs. Releases
come with the car. Only 8000 original miles.
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LOT #670 • 1959 CHEVROLET
CORVETTE ITALIA BY SCAGLIETTI
Custom aluminum coachwork handcrafted by
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LOT #698 .1933 FORD VICTORIA HOT ROD BY BOYD LOT #683 • 1991 VECTOR W8 TWIN TURBO
Owned by Nicolas Cage. All steel 1933 Ford
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One of only 18 built by Vector Aeromotive.
Victoria designed by Hot Rods by Boyd. 600+ hp from twin Garrett AiResearch
Electric sunroof and doors.
Turbos, carbon Kevlar body, chrome moly tube
1949 166 FL, #011F, Blue/Yellow, Ex-Fangio, Gonzalez Factory Team Supercharged Monoposto.
1949 166 Inter, #037/S, Blue/Gray, Stablimenti Farina, Berlinetta.
1950 166 Inter, #0079/S, Blue/Gray, Carrozzeria Touring Le Mans Berlinetta.
1952 340 Mexico, #0222/AT, Red/Black, Vignale Competition Berlinetta.
1953 250 MM, #0256//VVVI, Red/Black, Pinin Farina Competition Berlinetta.
1953 166 MM/53, #0272/M, Red/Tan, One-off Special Bodied Competition Spyder.
1960 250 GT SWB, #1997/01, Red/Black, Alloy Competition Berlinetta.
1964 250 LM, #6023, Red/Black, Ex-Ecurie Francorchamps/lacques Swatters, 1st at Spa, 2nd at Le Mans.
1967 275 GTB/C, #09027, Yellow/Black, Series II, Full Competition Berlinetta.
1972 312 PB, #0890, Red/Red, Single Most Successful Ferrari Sports Prototype, 12 Races and 4 Wins!
1979 512 BB/LM, #29507, Red/Blue, Without Exception the Finest BB 512 Le Mans Berlinetta in the World!
1931 Alfa Romeo, # 814318, Red/Black, 6C 1750 GS Zagato Spyder "5th Series."
1931 Bentley, #YX5125, Black/Black, 8-Liter Dottridge Brothers Short Chassis Roadster, The Very Last 8-Litre.
, 1929 Bugatti Type 35, #4965, Black/Black, Believed to be 1st Grand Prix of Monaco Winner.
1934 Bugatti Type 51, #51149, Blue/Black, Ex-jean Delorme, Paris Car.
1964 904 Carrera GTS, #904-092, Black/Black.
1966 906 Carrera 6, #906-145, White/Black.
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