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Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA August 26, 2017

Bonhams, Chichester, U.K. September 9, 2017

Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX September 16, 2017

RM Sotheby’s, Hershey, PA October 5–6, 2017

Bonhams, Knokke-Heist, BEL October 6, 2017

Motostalgia, Waxahachie, TX October 14, 2017

Artcurial, Paris, FRA October 15, 2017

Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2017

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2018 Insider’s Guide to the Arizona Auctions Included With This Issue! Sports Car Market Our 30th Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Anniversary! ™ January 2018 www.sportscarmarket.com


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“Like” us on Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends January 2018 . Volume 30 . Number 1 This Month’s Market Movers Up Close FERRARI by Steve Ahlgrim 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Alloy $2,179,242 / RM Sotheby’s 76 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 196 Vehicles Rated at Eight Sales 96 100 110 120 132 ENGLISH by Paul Hardiman ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne GERMAN by Pierre Hedary AMERICAN by Carl Bomstead RACE 18 by Thor Thorson NEXT GEN by Jeff Zurschmeide 1962 Daimler SP250 “Police Spec” $72,940 / Bonhams 1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupe $87,510 / Bonhams 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL $201,946 / Bonhams 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow $2,310,000 / RM Sotheby’s 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 $623,561 / Bonhams 2011 BMW 1M Coupe $67,315 / Bonhams 78 80 82 84 86 90 142 156 168 MARKET OVERVIEW Top 10 auction sales, best buys and the rising E-type market — Garrett Long BARRETT-JACKSON Las Vegas, NV: No-reserve Barrett-Jackson Vegas sale hits $30.7m total with 671 lots sold — Travis Shetler RM SOTHEBY’S Hershey, PA: American classics brought RM Sotheby’s to a $15.7m total with a 95% sales rate — Larry Trepel BONHAMS Chichester, U.K.: Bonhams totals $14m with a 71% sales rate at Goodwood — Paul Hardiman ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA: Mercedes-only auction crests $10m in sales with an 80% sales rate — Leo Van Hoorick BONHAMS Knokke-Heist, BEL: Euro-heavy Zoute sale totals $6.5m, with an 81% sales rate — Leo Van Hoorick MOTOSTALGIA Waxahachie, TX: No-reserve Motostalgia auction brings $4m — Cody Tayloe ROUNDUP Highlights from Silver in Spokane, WA, and Dan Kruse in Austin, TX — John Boyle and Cody Tayloe acebook and look for updates and offers! Cover: You are receiving one of three art covers created by Nicolas Hunziker: an Alfa Romeo TZ-1, a Ferrari 250 GTO or a McLaren F1 Sports Car Market


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70 Miami to Monterey: Now it can be told — the heroic cross-country journey of SCM’s Bradley GT — Garrett Long DEPARTMENTS 30 Auction Calendar 30 Crossing the Block 32 Concours and Events: Cavallino 27, Concorso Arizona, 5th Annual SCM Arizona Insider’s Seminar 36 Contributors: Get to know our writers 38 You Write, We Read: McLaren F1 seat time, replicas in racing, and pinning a number on a 348 42 Display Advertisers Index 44 Time Pieces: Enicar Sherpa Super Divette 50 Affordable Classic 44 Neat Stuff: A manual on building cool cars with Lego bricks, Automodello Founders Edition 1:43 1981 Dan Gurney Eagle Pepsi Challenge 46 In Miniature: 1937–39 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS 46 Speaking Volumes: Around the Circuit: Racing Car Transporters And Support Vehicles At Work COLUMNS 22 Shifting Gears Thirty years in, SCM is a family of enthusiasts Keith Martin 50 Affordable Classic 1974–76 Bricklin SV-1 Jeff Zurschmeide 52 Legal Files Corners cut by a repair shop lead to a $42m settlement John Draneas 54 Unconventional Wisdom The Auto e Moto d’Epoca show in Padova, Italy, attempts to connect with the next generation Donald Osborne 56 Drivers Ed When did September and October become the busiest months in the car hobby? Paul Hageman 88 The Cumberford Perspective The brutal American Galaxie that dominated British saloon car racing Robert Cumberford 194 eWatch FEATURES Paul Newman’s Rolex brings a record price Carl Bomstead 60 30 Years of SCM: Looking back on a little magazine that grew up with the collector market — SCM staff 66 2017 Concours d’Elegance of America: Diversified classics take the field at St. John’s — Bill Rothermel 68 2017 Atlanta Concours d’Elegance: A car town’s concours with all the right parts — Mark Moskowitz 20 70 Wrapping up the long, strange trip of SCM’s Bradley GT Sports Car Market 98 Buy/Sell/Hold: Keith Martin’s picks to buy, sell and hold 108 Rising Sun: 2002 Acura NSX-T coupe, 1992 Acura Integra GS coupe, 2000 Honda Civic Si coupe 116 Fresh Meat: 2017 Aston Martin DB11 Launch Edition coupe, 2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed coupe, 2017 Acura NSX coupe 148 On the Radar: 1993 AC Brooklands Ace, 1993 Maserati Karif, 1993 Citroën Xantia 152 Market Moment: 2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet 176 Market Moment: 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado coupe 178 Mystery Photo: Behind the BMW Design Center as the Chris Bangle era ends 178 Comments With Your Renewals: “As soon as I finish one issue, I start checking the mailbox for the next one” 180 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 186 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Raising the SCM Family Just as Alexandra and Bradley have grown up, so has SCM. It’s now a family of enthusiasts from around the globe engaged even when they weren’t buying or selling. From the very beginning, I have looked for writers who had a combination of knowledge, passion and insights. Many of them have become close friends. Road trips In 2011, I refurbished three MGBs to drive to the MG National Convention in Reno. Donald Osborne, Miles Collier, Thor Thorson and John Draneas accompanied me on our madcap drive. An embarrassed John explained to the rest of us that while he could write a legal brief, he was unable to read a gas gauge — as he coasted silently to a stop in the middle of the Nevada desert. Over the years, as the magazine grew, we came to enjoy the sense of community that SCM had engendered. Every issue was full of various points of view. Some viewed Citroën SMs as the greatest cars ever built; others believed that SM stood for “sadomasochistic,” which owners of the cars surely had to be. Growing up with SCM I asked Alexandra to reflect on what it was like to grow up around The family that drives together thrives together I ’ve raised a family of three over the past 30 years. They include my daughter, Alexandra, 26, my son Bradley, 10, and Sports Car Market, which is nearly full-grown at 30. Just as I’ve watched Alex and Bradley mature and develop, I’ve seen SCM go from a little black-and-white newsletter that we printed on our own presses to a magazine now on the newsstand at Grand Central Station. In 1988, I never imagined that I’d be writing about SCM in January of 2018. I set out with a simple goal: Provide accurate descriptions of cars sold at auctions. Readers could then get a sense of why a specific car brought a specific price. Today, the Market Reports are still the most popular and widely read part of the magazine. Even the proliferation of auction information on the Internet has not dampened their appeal. No other publication has so many skilled reporters who examine and evaluate so many cars in person. There is no substitute. When we first started the Alfa Romeo Market Letter, I wore many hats. I wrote the articles, I took the pictures. I did the layout using Pagemaker. I oversaw the printing in our shop. I helped run the folder and the stitcher that bound the issues, produced the mailing labels, put them on the publication, pre-sorted them and took them to the post office. It was the precursor of the modern “farm-to-table” movement — we did everything from writing the words to delivering the finished product. I had no idea what I was doing. I stole every good idea I came across. Another magazine (now long-gone) had a “Legal Files” column that I enjoyed, so we added one. Carl Bomstead was writing a column about automobilia for a magazine (now also defunct), and I brought him to SCM. In the early days, the Market Letter was mostly classifieds. In that pre-Internet era, I paid clippers around the country to snip out ads for Alfa Romeos and send them to me. Consequently we had the largest selection of Alfas for sale in the world. When readers didn’t renew their subscriptions, I would call them and ask why. The common answer was, “I’ve bought or sold the car I was interested in, and don’t need to see any more advertisements.” So we created the Profiles and other editorial content that kept readers 22 SCM — the magazine is just four years older than she is. She wrote, “I didn’t realize that my childhood wasn’t like others. Kids in my neighborhood were driven to school in modern cars that didn’t leak water on them when it rained or lose first and third gear while driving on the freeway. At night. “Growing up with Sports Car Market magazine taught me many life lessons besides just appreciating a modern car with heated seats. What do you do when your 1967 Alfa Giulia Super blows a head gasket on Highway 101 in the Redwood Forest, hundreds of miles from home? Call your dad, then just spread a picnic blanket, open a bottle of wine and wait with your two girlfriends for the tow truck to arrive. “Everything in life is on its own time schedule, especially cars built in the ’60s that were never meant to survive to 2018. The classic-car world has taught me to laugh and shrug at the little things and accept that it will all work out in the end.” Bradley went on his first two-day tour this year, in our 1965 Alfa Spider Veloce. He asked the same question Alex did. “Dad, is it supposed to be raining inside the car?” Just as Alexandra and Bradley have grown up, so has SCM. It’s become a far-flung family of enthusiasts, all of whom would rather be out driving their old cars than doing anything else. My greatest pleasure has been meeting and getting to know sub- scribers from Shanghai to Milano, Buenos Aires, Manhattan and San Francisco. What binds us together is that cars are our passion. We have differences of opinion about everything, from whether a carbureted 308 is better than a 328, or the impact on the collectibility of your TR6 if you put a 5-speed into it. We may never agree, but the conversations are always spirited, thoughtful and educational. When I go to the SCM library and look back at 30 years of issues, each one painstakingly hand crafted, I think about how many people have contributed to the growth of SCM over the years. Under the direction of Executive Editor Chester Allen and Advertising/Events Manager Erin Olson and the team they have assembled, SCM has achieved a new level of professionalism. Sort of like “the little engine that could,” SCM has grown and sur- vived three decades of a tumultuous market. We’ve seen the advent of the Internet and televised auctions. We’ve watched auction companies come and go. The past 30 years have been quite a ride. Thank you for being on this roller coaster with us. Hang on, because there’s much, much more to come in the years ahead. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Garrett Long Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted • 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster • 1937 Cord 812 Star Car: 1966 Shelby GT350 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Mecum Where: Kissimmee, FL When: January 5–14 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 1,983/2,703 cars sold / $84.4m Dave Rupp Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL When: January 5–7 Web: www.ftlauderdaleauction.com Coys Where: Birmingham, U.K. When: January 13 Web: www.coys.co.uk Barrett-Jackson Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 13–21 More: www.barrett-jackson.com Last year: 1,711/1,720 cars sold / $101m Featured cars: • Star Car: 1966 Shelby GT350 • 2006 Ford GT • 1934 Packard 1101 cabriolet • 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Worldwide Auctioneers Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 17 Web: www.worldwide-auctioneers.com Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: garrett.long@sportscarmarket.com. DECEMBER 2—CCA Leamington Spa, U.K. 2—TOM MACK AUCTIONS Birmingham, AL 2—BONHAMS London, U.K. 5—COYS London, U.K. 6—BONHAMS London, U.K. 30 6—RM SOTHEBY’S New York, NY 8–9—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 8–9—LEAKE Newbury Park, CA 12—BARONS Surrey, U.K. JANUARY 5–14—MECUM Kissimmee, FL 5–7—DAVE RUPP Fort Lauderdale, FL 13—COYS Birmingham, U.K. 13–21—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 17—WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Scottsdale, AZ 17–21—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 18—BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ 18–19—RM SOTHEBY’S Phoenix, AZ 19–22—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 19–20—GOODING & CO. Scottsdale, AZ 27—ACA King’s Lynn, U.K. FEBRUARY 3—PETERSEN Salem, OR 7—RM SOTHEBY’S Paris, FRA 8—BONHAMS Paris, FRA 9—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 9–11—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ 16–17—MECUM Los Angeles, CA 17—COYS London, U.K. 23–26—SILVERSTONE Stoneleigh Park, U.K. 23–24—LEAKE Oklahoma City, OK 19—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 27—BARONS Surrey, U.K. Sports Car Market Last year: 64/82 cars sold / $11.4m Featured cars: • 1931 Cord L-29 cabriolet • 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 • 1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III • 1968 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser Russo and Steele Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 17–January 21 Web: www.russoandsteele.com Last year: 606/780 cars sold / $22m Featured cars: • 1964 Bill Thomas Cheetah • 1986 Ferrari Testarossa • 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Bonhams Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 18 Web: www.bonhams.com Last year: 84/105 cars sold / $36.2m Featured cars: • Star Car: 2014 Pagani Huayra • 1959 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mk III • 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS ACA • Star Car: 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder Where: King’s Lynn, U.K. When: January 27 More: www.angliacarauctions.co.uk ♦ RM Sotheby’s Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 18 Web: www.rmsothebys.com Last year: 142/159 cars sold / $53.7m Featured cars: • 1960 Ferrari 250 GT cabriolet • 1921 Alfa Romeo G1 • 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS • 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT “chairs and flares” Silver Where: Fort McDowell, AZ When: January 19–22 Web: www.silverauctionsaz.com Last year: 219/494 cars sold / $3.3m Featured cars: • 1959 Ford Galaxie Sunliner • 1960 Chevrolet Impala convertible • 2008 Shelby GT500 convertible • 1969 Datsun 1600 roadster Gooding & Company Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 19–20 Web: www.goodingco.com Last year: 106/126 cars sold / $33.4m Featured cars:


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com JANUARY CALENDAR 6–20 Dakar Rally, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina; www. dakar.com 11–14 Autosport International, Birmingham, U.K.; www.autosportinternational.com 13 Concorso Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ; www.scu- deriasouthwest.com Attend Cavallino 2018 to see the crowning of Best in Show, which will join this group of previous Best in Show winners Bask in the Sun at Cavallino 27 January snow may have your classic banished to your garage, but not in Palm Beach, FL. That’s where you’ll find the 27th Cavallino Classic, which takes place January 24 to 28. Track time is part of the fun, with laps at Palm Beach International Raceway early in the week. On Saturday, the Concorso d’Eleganza will feature 140 Ferraris on the lawn at The Breakers Palm Beach, followed up with Classic Sports Sunday, where Mercedes-Benz is the featured marque. www.cavallino.com (FL) SCM Experts Will Talk Cars in Arizona The fifth annual SCM Scottsdale Insider’s Seminar will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 18, at the Gooding & Company auction tent at Scottsdale Fashion Square, 4700 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ. Join emcees SCM Publisher Keith Martin and Contributing Editor Donald Osborne and panel members Carl Bomstead, Paul Hageman, Philip Richter and Steve Serio as they discuss how to pick a “right-sized” collection and how to know when to pull the trigger on a collector car. Admission is free to SCM Platinum members and registered Gooding bidders, $35 for two SCM subscribers and $70 for two non-subscribers. Register at www.sportscarmarket. com/scotts dale2018 or call 1.503.261.0555 Ext. 217. (AZ) Platinum Membership: Get access to details on over 250,000 vehicles that have sold at auction, and enjoy free access to SCM seminars and tours. Go to www. sportscarmarket.com/subscribe or call 1.503.261.0555 Ext. 217. ♦ 32 Sports Car Market 13–28 North American International Auto Show, Detroit, MI; www.naias. com 27 Cavallino Classic, Palm Beach, FL; www.ca- vallino.com Bill Rothermel


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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auction Editor Garrett Long garrett.long@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Deputy Data Editor Chad Taylor chad.taylor@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Editor at Large Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, Dave Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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His grandfather is a Packard collector, and his father and uncles are all products of the muscle car era. But despite all the American machines around him, he gravitated toward European makes. His first toy was a Porsche 914, which he later traded for a ’72 Austin Mini. His high school car was an ’89 Jaguar XJS V12, which he cites as a “learning experience.” Following his love for exotics, he ended up at Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo — Portland’s Ferrari dealer — where he worked logistics on both the sales and repair sides. His work shows up throughout SCM, as he’s responsible for facts and figures regarding sales prices, writes our “Fresh Meat” column on p. 116, and this month lent his skills to hunt down some SCM Fun Facts in our 30th anniversary feature on p. 60. 36 PIERRE HEDARY, SCM Contributor, is a Mercedes-Benz uber-enthusiast. When Pierre is not turning wrenches on vintage MBs at his eponymous repair shop, he enjoys driving his own Mercedes classics. These include (but are not limited to) a 1972 280SE 4.5, a 1970 280SL and a 1985 300CD. Pierre also serves as a technical adviser to the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. In this issue, he delves into the ins and outs of the ZF-equipped 280SL market on p. 82, as well as a 2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 that sold for $1.4m at Bonhams’ Zoute auction on p. 152. THOR THORSON, SCM Contributor, grew up in northern Iowa. His father bought a red Jag XK 150 in the late 1950s, and that was all it took; he has been in love with sports cars, racing cars and the associated adrenaline rush ever since. He has vintage raced for over 25 years, the bulk of them spent behind the wheel of a blue Elva 7. When he’s not racing, he is president of Vintage Racing Motors Inc., a collector car dealer and vintage-racing support company based in Redmond, WA. His knowledge runs the full spectrum of vintage racing, and he’s put that expertise to good use in the pages of SCM since 2003. 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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com Vicarious Ride in a McLaren To the Editor: Keith, let me first compliment you on creating and sustaining a remarkable thing in SCM. Just one request to consider: Reading the November issue with the McLaren, I really looked forward to the article by Simon Kidston (p. 104) but was so disappointed that he didn’t offer a few sentences on what it was like to drive one, even though, as he tells us, he owned one. What happened? Did he lose his license and couldn’t afford track time? As I am certain you com- pletely understand, driving today ain’t what it used to be. So much incompetence, inattention and inconsiderateness prevents anyone with a modicum of civility from exercising more than a few seconds of the performance potential of these iconic machines on public roads. So, especially in today’s world, to learn what an actual owner experiences provides a really wonderful vicarious ride in machines we would otherwise have no knowledge of or access to. It is without a doubt the first part of the reviews I look for and the part of EVERY review that I savor most. Seat Time is a great idea. I would encourage, nay beg, you to do more of that whenever you can. Who, as an example, has any idea what driving a 1950s Ferrari or Bugatti is like but the 14 people who have owned these priceless vehicles? — Bill Morris, III, Garner, NC Simon Kidston responds: There’s been a lot of talk about McLaren F1s recently, with a mothballed 200-mile example emerging from hiding in Japan, “heir to the 250 GTO” being touted around, and endless focus on values. What’s the F1 actually like to drive? Honestly? Easy. Anyone could climb in and feel at home almost immediately. Admittedly, getting in over the passenger’s seat takes some getting used to, but once you’re in the central throne, you’re as comfortable as in a Lexus. Everything falls to hand and feels solid, the position is ideal even if you’re over sixfoot-three like me, and visibility puts other supercars to shame. 38 So what is it really like to drive a McLaren F1? Oh, and you’ve got a week’s worth of kit stored neatly in the factory fitted cases in the side compartments. The a/c works brilliantly, the CD stereophonics are perfect (thanks to the central seating again) and with the overall dimensions of a 911, you’re not in a sweat every time you see a narrow street or need a parking space. Turn the key (a bespoke key, not a Ford Mondeo unit as £440,000 Jaguar XJ 220 buyers received), listen for the buzzer showing all systems clear, and push the red starter button under its flap. No throttle needed, no fuss, the big V12 just bursts into life and settles into an even idle. Clutch down, select first — still no throttle needed — clutch gently up and away you glide. It really is that easy. Slot second, third, fourth, you’re making progress and still haven’t even touched the accelerator. Try that in a Diablo or F40. Ready? Floor it. From 1,000 rpm the pickup is astonishing. Nobody except a Veyron driver will recognize it, but the F1 is uniquely razor-sharp, unfiltered, pure. The steering is fairly heavy but tells you everything, the ride is compliant, but with astonishing grip, the brakes haul you up but squeal at times and need respect, the gear change feels like a rifle bolt, and the V12 soundtrack… nothing else compares for varied richness except perhaps a 250 GTO, 8C Alfa or Miura. But none of those are quite as multitalented, with seemingly endless torque matched to never-ending revvability. And when you turn the engine off, it’s instant. No flywheel effect, just on/off. I’ve covered about 10,000 miles so far in my F1, from collecting the croissants on a Sunday morning and cruising en route to Monaco at 180 mph, to stints at over 220 mph where it gets rather lively. Some owners agonize about driving their supercars and regale others with pride about their mileage, but I’d rather share experiences than inactivity. “I just looked at it” isn’t exactly riveting… A Closer Look at McLaren Doors To the Editor: Maybe I am reading some- thing into Robert Cumberford’s take on the McLaren F1 (November 2017, p. 106) that was not intended, but I had my son read the article and he came to the same conclusion independently. Robert believes the F1’s doors are triangularly shaped like those on a Miami GT kit car. Point 6: “...Emphasized by the triangular door cut.” and Point 12: “...Side treatment as an alignment guide for the doors...” lead us both to this conclusion. As can be seen in the picture behind the graph on page 105, the entire lower front section up to and including the wheelarch is part of the door. My son and I have been lucky enough to spend time in and around this F1 on many occasions, and it is one of the best we have seen, on par with Ralph Lauren’s silver F1. By the way, that “rod on Sports Car Market


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You Write We Read the top of the port side console tunnel” is the hand/parking brake lever. — Eric and Trevor Melanson, via email Modern Replicas in Historic Racing? To the Editor: Excellent column by John Draneas in the November issue (November 2017, “Legal Files,” p. 56). It opens a transatlantic dichotomy! The Monaco historics bring goosebumps to any true enthusiast, as does much of the European historic scene. Beautiful old racers reeking of Castrol R on what appear to be Dunlop R6 tires, often on the same tracks they raced on years ago, with no quarter given. In the 1990s, the father of a friend of mine sat in the Lea Francis he raced in the TT in the 1930s on the same track and in the same grid position he had 60-odd years earlier. It brought tears of joy to many people who knew the history. U.S. historics rarely race as hard as the Europeans, and when they do, they sometimes cause consternation to the morecircumspect U.S. scene — and even crashes (Sir Stirling Moss and the DBR1 in Monterey, anyone?). I understand the WHY, but still think it detracts in some ways from the spectacle and nostalgia. Some very well-known his- toric racers in the U.K., who own and race priceless historics, have faced up to the dilemma of how to maintain the excitement while preserving history by keeping the original car hidden away and racing perfect replicas without the knowledge of spectators (and often the governing bodies), thus not risking the original. In fact, in this month’s piece on the DBR1 (November 2017, English Profile, p. 94), your columnist praises the owner for having a replica motor. So here’s the rub. Does this distract from or cheapen the enjoyment of historic racing? Does the fact that almost no car has 100% original parts matter? Should we allow modern fuels, tires, safety features, and alloys, thus making the cars much faster and more reliable than in period? Does this make the whole game fake? Or should we en- 40 Knowing the intended use you want from a collector car, along with asking questions and doing your homework, can help you decide whether to pull the trigger or walk away courage perfect replicas? Food for thought, and I hope the lucky people who race in historics can chime in via your pages. — Stephen Goss OBE, Moore, SC Valuing a 348 To the Editor: I have an opportunity to pur- chase a 1991 Ferrari 348ts from my neighbor, with 35k miles. I really do love the car but want to be realistic on what it’s worth. I do collect cars, but primarily American classics, so this is new territory for me. Ferrari values can swing $20k for something so small, and you can lose your shorts pretty fast. A bit about the car: Paint condition is good. It can be cleaned and buffed. A few chips on the bumper and oxidation occurring around headlights. The car has had paintwork from rear quarter upper all the way to front quarter. Excellent work completed. Not noticeable unless owner pointed it out. All factory materials used including middle black stripe. Glass on rear window is delaminating. Apparently a common issue and I’m unsure if this affects value or not. There is one other piece of glass where delam is occurring. Windshield is original and has a minor one-inch crack near edge. Hardly visible. Interior needs a thorough once-over. Some leather dyeing required on driver’s bolster and the seat bottom is a little loose. Nothing that can’t be addressed. Wheels have been changed for 360 wheels. While they aren’t original, I’m unsure how much this would affect value, and the original wheels are stupid money. The owner has also put badges on front fenders, which look tasteful but are not original. Easily removed. Owner has also installed a push-button start system. Again, it doesn’t bother me, but unsure how this affects value at this point. Mechanically the car runs and drives excellent. Previous owner has installed Ferrari 348 challenge DME chips. Fluids are clean, but car has sat in nonclimate-controlled garage and some minor attention is required. Timing-belt service is due since it was last completed in 2011 with 26k on the car. I am fully capable of doing this service myself, but again, how much does it affect value if I perform the service versus having a shop do it? While I’m not a certified Ferrari tech, this is quite a simple job for somebody of my skill set. Rear muffler has been changed for a custom example made by the current owner. Sounds good and is well done. Unsure how this affects value as well. For me, I would be fine with this, but unsure if value is impacted by modification or not. Cats still in place but not original. Rear tires are dry-rotted and there’s a bit of curb rash on the driver’s rear wheel. I think that properly repre- sents the car and am looking for realistic feedback. While I do like these cars and would love to own one, I am not interested in losing my shirt on a Ferrari. Let me know your thoughts and what you think I should pay for a car, if not this example. — Patrick Plummer, via email. Steve Ahlgrim responds: The world of Ferrari can be quite complicated, and you’ve taken the right step by gathering as much information as you can. You’re a good example of a Ferrari buyer. You want to protect your investment and are a little skittish about the issues with the car. Simply put, if the 348 did not have issues, it probably would be worth more money to you. It’s the same with most all Ferrari buyers. If you are thinking of show- ing the car at a Ferrari club concours, look for another car. Originality is paramount at a Sports Car Market


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You WriAd Indexte We Read 2018 SCM AZ Insider’s Seminar ...............................171 Aerovault ....................................................................133 Alan Taylor Company, Inc ........................................... 48 Arkonik ......................................................................... 67 Aston Martin of New England ...................................133 Auctions America ........................................................... 7 Auto Kennel ................................................................147 Automotive Restorations Inc......................................131 Autosport Designs Inc ................................................139 AZ Jet Center Event .................................................... 92 Barrett-Jackson .......................................................14–17 Bennett Law Office ....................................................185 Beverly Hills Car Club ...............................................137 Bobs Toys LLC ...........................................................161 Boca Raton Concours .................................................123 Bonhams / UK ..................................................10–11, 13 Cars, Inc. ....................................................................... 43 Centerline Alfa Parts...................................................169 Central Classic Cars ...................................................131 Charles Prince Classic Cars.........................................111 Chequered Flag International .....................................141 Christopher John Ltd. .................................................163 Chubb Personal Risk Services ..................................... 41 Churchill Classic Cars ...............................................159 Classic Showcase....................................................34–35 CMC Classical Model Cars ........................................147 Concours d’ Elegance of America ................................. 8 Concorso Italiano & SCM: Celebrating Alfa Romeo...185 Diecasm LLC /Automodello ........................................ 47 Dobson Motorsport.....................................................167 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. ................................... 12 Drive Toward a Cure .................................................... 58 Driversource Houston LLC ....................................26–27 European Collectibles.................................................107 Exotic Classics ............................................................140 Fantasy Junction .........................................................109 Foreign Cars Italia ......................................................125 Fourintune Garage Inc ................................................161 G. Potter King, Inc...................................................... 119 Garage Graphics .........................................................177 Girardo & Co ................................................................ 33 Gooding & Company ................................................. 2, 3 Grundy Insurance ......................................................... 89 GT Motor Cars LLC ...........................................143, 157 Gullwing Group ..........................................................155 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. .........................................141 Hamann Classic Cars ................................................... 99 Handal Plastic Surgery ................................................. 21 Heritage Classics .......................................................... 69 High Mountain Classics .............................................177 Hollywood Wheels Inc ...........................................28–29 Huntingridge Motors Inc. ...........................................151 Hunziker Design .........................................................165 Hyman, LTD ...............................................................101 Iconic Watch Company ................................................ 45 Intercity Lines ............................................................... 53 Italian Design And Racing .........................................155 JC Taylor ..................................................................... 115 JJ Best Banc & Co ......................................................181 Kidston .......................................................................... 19 LBI Limited ................................................................121 Leake Auction Company .............................................. 73 Legendary Motorcar Company ..................................153 Mattioli Automotive Group .......................................... 31 McCollister’s Auto Transport ....................................... 55 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center .................................... 39 Mershon’s World Of Cars...........................................163 Metron Garage ............................................................172 Milestone Motorcars LLC ..........................................153 Mitchell A. Josephs DDS, PA.....................................127 Morris & Welford, LLC ............................................... 49 Motorcar Classics .......................................................149 NK Collections ...........................................................161 Northwest European ...................................................151 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ............................... 59 Park Place LTD ...........................................................105 Passport Transport ...................................................... 113 Paul Russell and Company.........................................135 Pendine .......................................................................137 Porsche Classic Workshop - Porsche NA ..................151 Putnam Leasing ..........................................................196 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd............................................. 57 Reliable Carriers ........................................................... 97 RM Sotheby’s ..........................................................4-5, 9 Russo and Steele LLC ............................................24–25 SCM 30th Anniversary Tour ......................................145 Scuderia Rampante Inc. ................................................ 93 Speed Digital .................................................................. 6 Sports Car Market now in Airports ............................173 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations ..................................169 Swisstrax Corporation .................................................. 72 Symbolic International ................................................. 23 The Creative Workshop ................................................ 51 The Cultivated Collector ............................................195 The Stable, Ltd. ..........................................................103 The Werk Shop ...........................................................138 Tom Mack Classics ....................................................129 Tony Labella Classic Cars ..........................................180 TYCTA .......................................................................157 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ........................................ 117 Vintage Rallies ............................................................139 Vintage Underground LLC.........................................143 Watchworks ................................................................184 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. ...............................................135 West Coast Classics, LLC ..........................................159 White Post Restorations .............................................163 Worldwide Group ......................................................... 37 42 concours. This car is a poor candidate for a show car. But if you just want a fun driver, this could be your ticket. 348s are near the bottom of the Ferrari food chain both in price and desirability. Buyers interested in a 348 are usually more interested in value than correctness. Modifications affect the price of a 348 less than a more expensive model. I don’t see an issue that would disqualify your neighbor’s car, but adding up all the issues, the seller may not discount it enough to make it a good buy. The service is past due and should be done immediately. A major service and new tires would cost near $10,000 at retail. It may not cost you that much, but it would cost him and anybody else looking at the car that much and that’s the point. The previous paintwork won’t cost you any money to fix but it makes the car a second-tier car and should be priced accordingly. If the car has a bad CARFAX, a serious deduction is due. The bad paint area appears to be corrosion under the paint. Corrosion continues to grow. I’d have a professional look at the spot. Delaminating glass has plagued Ferrari for years. It’s too expensive to replace, so you live with it. The windshield crack very probably will spread and is concerning. The wheels look good and the other modifications aren’t harmful. It they don’t bother you, they won’t bother the next guy. The mods hurt the value, but considering the other issues, not by much. 348 values are difficult to pin down. They can be up one week and down the next. The SCM Pocket Price Guide will give you a good place to start, but you need to do some research to supplement it. Knowing if cars are selling at the advertised prices is the key. I use eBay and CarGurus.com to study the market. Searching eBay’s completed auctions gives a look at the sale prices. CarGurus list the number of days a car has been on their site. If a 348 has been listed for 100-plus days, there may be a pricing problem. Talking to someone who recently sold a car can help a lot. Despite looking sharp, your Where is it now? What happens after the ‘barn find’ is bought? neighbor’s 348 is pretty far off the norm. If you’re willing to accept the issues, a hefty discount is in line. I think mid- to high $30,000 is all the money. What Really Kicks Off Monterey? To the Editor: I just read a friend of mine’s copy of your magazine and was astonished that you state the kickoff of Monterey Car Week is the McCall event at the Jet Center. While this is a great event and was a great event once again this year, I noticed you totally avoid mentioning the DAY BEFORE event, the Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue. Really? The Carmel event celebrated its 11th year and somehow you’re unaware of it? In fact, Automobile magazine placed it as one of the five mustsee events out of the 16 they mentioned in their pre-Car Week edition. A big slight on your part, and as I told my friend, your subscriber (who has never attended car week), you’re not getting the full story of Car Week. — Ted Johnson, via email Managing Editor Jim Pickering responds: Hi Ted, thanks for your note. Strictly speaking, you’re correct — we did refer to McCall’s event as a kickoff, but that is in fact how many Monterey veterans continue to view it, even if it’s accurate only in spirit. As for Concours on the Avenue, I’ll direct you to Donald Osborne’s November 2017 “Unconventional Wisdom” column on p. 58, where he notes being the co-emcee of the event, or to Leo Van Hoorick’s “FirstTimer” piece on p. 64, which called it “the perfect appetizer for things to come.” We also run a preview of the event each year in our annual Monterey Insider’s Guide. Where Are They Now? To the Editor: I was scanning through some of your old issues this morning and came across the February 2013 issue, with the red (sort of) Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 on the cover. I was curious if you have ever done any follow-up on this car, or others that were stated as the ever-popular “barn find”? That particular car was rather (!) grungy, and in the body of the article, the opinion was stated that it might become a donor car for another type of Ferrari recreation. — Jon Bernardi, San Marcos, CA Managing Editor Jim Pickering responds: Jon, I remember that car (and that cover) well. I did some digging on s/n 7191GT and came up empty — looks to me like it’s been off the radar since that $108,931 sale at Bonhams Harrogate in November 2012. I’d be curious to know if any of our readers have an update on its whereabouts or current condition. As for other barn-find cars, or any other cars we profile, we do try to track them and note when they appear again in our Market Reports. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Recently, a client sent me a picture of the Enicar Sherpa Super Divette The pictured 1971 Enicar Sherpa Super watch he bought as he was training to be a pilot. I was told the watch was purchased lo- cally at a Beaverton, OR, jeweler around 1960. Although I was familiar with the name Enicar, I had never seen noteworthy models, and upon further research was amazed with the wide array of models they produced, their associations with F1 racing, and the innovations they brought to the industry. While sharing the pictures and data with friend and fellow SCMer Stephen G., who has long collected fine time pieces, he shared a story about his Enicar diver watch. His was a gift from his grandparents, who had purchased it for him as a high-school graduation gift. I quickly asked his permission to feature it. Enicar was founded in 1914 by Ariste Racine, a watchmaker born of a family of Swiss horologists. As the story goes, the name Racine was already in use, so Ariste reversed the spelling of his last name to create his own brand name and chose a simple line drawing of Saturn for his logo. In the 1950s, Enicar, like many brands, capitalized on the growing market for watches that could withstand the rigors of exploration of the skies, seas and mountains. When Swiss mountaineer Ernst Reiss and his team employed Enicar watches on their 1956 Mount Everest expedition, Enicar created the Details Production date: 1971 Best place to wear one: While driving a B-grade collectible car that rhymes with “Shmaston Fartin” Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Web: www.thespringbar.com is best): “Sherpa” series of models named to suggest that these watches, like the Sherpa guides themselves, were invaluable to the success of any rigorous endeavor. The Sherpa models included Sherpa diver models, Sherpa chronographs, a series of world-time automatic GMT-featured watches known as Sherpa Guides, and many others. Neat Stuff by Chester Allen Building Cars With Legos Everyone loves Legos, and we all love cool cars. These two passions come together in How to Build Brick Cars: Detailed Lego Designs for Sports Cars, Race Cars and Muscle Cars by Peter Blackert. Blackert gives Lego fans of all ages step-by-step instructions on building fantastic cars, including a Datsun 240Z, a Ferrari 250 GT California and a Porsche 911. All told, the book has 12 incredibly detailed guides to building 12 great cars. Car builds are graded in difficulty from Foundation to Intermediate to Advanced builds. This book is a great first step to get your daughter or son into cars. It’s also a great gift for any car nut with a past Lego addiction. $24.99 at quartoknows.com. 44 Divette is a 36-mm compressor-style mechanical automatic dive watch that features an internal rotating bezel (operated by the upper crown, and placed under the crystal to protect the bezel from being scraped or knocked off). The black dial and corresponding bezel features white metal markers finished with tritium luminous plots for extreme visibility, and a calendar window at three o’clock. Given that this watch was presented over 45 years ago to a young adult, it is in superb condition, and is accompanied by its original papers, the factory bracelet, original crowns, etc. Stephen does claim to have tested its anti-magnetic capabilities by placing it on a powerful electromagnet in a sci- ence lab, prompting a visit to Enicar’s New York office for service. One of the more unusual aspects of some of the later Enicar pro- duction is the “Sea Pearl” case, which was made for them by Swiss patent holder Ervin Piquerez SA (EPSA). This compressor-style steel case employs a bayonet system for locking the back to the case, much the way a camera lens fits into a camera body. A well-written guide to Enicar and their watches is available at thespringbar.com, where historical Enicar production is explained and cataloged in great detail. A watch that particularly caught my interest was a Sherpa Graph chrono with a highly unusual scale set up for film production, allowing the user to quickly calculate frames per second, as well as feet of film shot in a particular interval. The countless variations, build quality and scale (many models exceeding 40 mm) of vintage Enicar watches make them prime collecting fodder. That, combined with the relative anonymity of the brand, keeps Enicar prices reasonable as compared to the wildly speculative prices being paid for some blue-chip collectible watches. That said, the right model in the right condition, such as the Sherpa Super Divette pictured, which is accompanied by the original bracelet and warranty booklets, would likely command a price in excess of $4,000 if it were to come to market. Which, given the provenance, seems unlikely. Dan Gurney’s 1981 Eagle Pepsi Challenge car Dan Gurney is a legend on the track and in the garage. Now you can own a Dan Gurney-signed, 1-of-192, 1:43-scale model of his 1981 Pepsi Challenge car. The details are astounding. I half expected this model to start up with a roar. The model includes a display cover, tribute to Mike Mosley, and Dan Gurney handnumbered and signed each car. $194.95. automodello.com. ♦ Sports Car Market


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1937–39 Talbot-Lago T150C SS This is without a doubt one of the most stunning shapes to ever ride on four wheels. CMC Classic Model Cars has just released their long-awaited 1:18-scale Talbot-Lago “Teardrop.” They do not indicate which car they have replicated, but I believe it is chassis number 90108 — one of three teardrops once owned by Tommy Lee. Now fully restored, it resides in France and is rarely shown. This is a very impressive model, but with flaws. A high parts count and working features take precedence over accuracy and issues of quality. Some of the features work, others don’t. Mine had several issues, two of which were bent and poorly fitted bumpers that I had to correct. Overall shape and stance are excellent, complemented by the superb light blue metallic paint finish. It is packed with a wealth of detail, though some not too accurate. The thin Model Details Production date: 2017 Quantity: More than 2,000 SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: www.cmcmodelcarsusa.com ( is best) Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Around the Circuit: Racing Car Transporters and Support Vehicles at Work by David Cross, 424 pages, Dalton Watson Fine Books, $78.66 (Amazon) The long-suffering Mrs. Speaking Volumes is a foodie. More than that, she is a food writer and editor, as well as a talented, creative cook who can scan a recipe and tell you what’s not quite right — a pro, in other words, deeply invested in kitchen science and tools. But not invested enough to buy a book dedicated to the pots and pans used in Michelin kitchens of the ’50s and ’60s. Which brings me to Around The Circuit, the second collection of historic images of racecar transporters by David Cross. In 400-plus pages, Cross (with the help of truck expert Bjørn Kjer) presents some 600 images of all manner of bus, truck, flatbed, lorry and RV from paddocks across Europe and the U.S., mostly mid-century. They are organized alphabetically, using the race team or car make or other signifier. A few are well known, and quite memorable, including the “Blue Wonder,” a high-speed flatbed built for the Mercedes Grand Prix team in 1954. Most are mundane working trucks. But with few exceptions, these vehicles were spear carriers to the big show, and as such many of them are glimpsed in the background of a racecar portrait or half-hidden behind another equally nondescript truck. Often the only distinguishing feature is type, which here was typically a team 46 name, but could just as easily be from a cartage company. The text accompanying the images is tightly written but rarely goes beyond extended captions. The vision certainly is idiosyncratic, but at bottom you don’t really learn that much, let alone revel in the cool interior work spaces or grow your understanding of the world of racing in the period. So, bottom line, you have a book so niche and singular it is a perfect fit for a world of classic car collectors where the rarest vehicle is sometimes the most desired, despite it not working worth a damn. I predict a few copies of Around The Circuit will sell, and only go up in value. Provenance: David Cross brought his fascination to the backstage peripherals of motorsport into book form with his first publication, Inside the Paddock: Racing Car Transporters At Work. Not knowing when enough is enough, Around The Circuit is the result. Fit and finish: Nicely designed and printed. Drivability: Amusing to spend a few minutes with unless, for some reason, your beanie propeller gets going around transporters. There was a brief trend where the well-appointed collector wasn’t satisfied with just the right car, but demanded the correct, restored transporter as well. It didn’t catch on, and I think it’s unlikely that Around The Circuit will either. ♦ Sports Car Market stamped-metal hood with its many open louvers is wonderful; lift it up to see a highly detailed engine. My favorite feature is the sliding sunroof, which fits and works perfectly. My least favorite are the so-so windshield wipers that belong on an old tin toy, not on a model. The great interior is a mix of fine detail with some heavy-handed parts. The leather used should be in a wallet, not a model. The welldone dashboard should probably be painted body color, not red. Wheels and grille look great but are not correct. The model is priced at $518, but most dealers are discounting. ♦


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Affordable Classic 1974–76 Bricklin SV-1 Swingin’ Gullwing A Kia Rio may be faster, but no one else will have a Bricklin at Cars & Coffee by Jeff Zurschmeide 1975 Bricklin SV-1 coupe I f you were to think of a sports car that epitomized the mid-1970s, the Bricklin SV-1 would be the perfect choice. The car was the brainchild of Malcolm Bricklin, a somewhat eccentric autoindustry executive whose resumé includes bringing Subaru to North America. His idea was to build a much safer V8-powered sports car to compete with the Corvette, and to build it in low-overhead New Brunswick, Canada. The story of the Bricklin company is sadly familiar. The upstart automaker had grand designs but was dogged by labor and financial troubles. In the end, Bricklin produced far fewer cars than they intended, and those cars never performed the way the designers intended. To cap it off, Bricklin’s patron politician decided the fledgling company was a political liability and suddenly pulled the plug on money and support. “We built a really good, safe car Details for a relatively low price,” Bricklin says. “The quality didn’t meet my standards, of course. We rushed everything. We rushed the engineering. We built it in an old paint factory with nowhere near the money to do it. We needed more money and more time. We would have had more sales.” Features of the future The Bricklin SV-1 (for Safety Vehicle 1) included advanced features such as an integral safety cage, 50 Years produced: 1974–76 Price when new: $7,490 (1974) to $9,980 (1975) Number built: 2,854 Current price range: $5,000 to $33,000 Pros: There’s absolutely nothing else like it, except maybe a DeLorean Cons: There’s a good reason for that Best place to drive one: To any cruise-in where someone might recognize it and give you a trophy. Worst place to drive one: On a long road trip. Hearing protection was not part of the Bricklin safety program. A typical owner: Likes to stand out, and to do so, enjoys re-engineering things to a marginally better standard. heavy-impact bumpers, side intrusion protection beams, and a composite body made of bonded fiberglass and acrylic. Bricklin famously refused to include a cigarette lighter or ashtray because he believed smoking while driving was unsafe. The SV-1 also came with distinctive hydraulically operated gullwing doors. “We made the gullwing doors with windows that went up and down,” Bricklin points out. “That was never done before and it’s never been done since.” Engine power in the 1974 Bricklin came in the form of an American Motors 360 cubic-inch V8, paired with either a 4-speed manual transmission or a 3-speed automatic. The AMC plant produced 220 horsepower, which may sound anemic today, but remember that the 1974 Corvette had only 195 horses with the small-block 350. Bricklin cars built in 1975 and 1976 came with a Ford 351 Windsor V8 rated at 175 horsepower, mated only to automatic gearboxes. “We meant it to meet the dimensions and the expectations you would get from a Corvette, except it was cuter,” Bricklin says. Facing financial and production difficulties, Bricklin made just 772 cars in 1974, and 2,082 more in 1975 and 1976 before the company lost its support and folded. “If we’d had another year or two,” Bricklin said, “we had 44,000 orders and dealers were getting more than list price. We needed some time to fix some things.” A mediocre standout Viewed with a modern eye, the Bricklin is primitive. The panel fit of the composite bodywork is visibly poor on every example you can find, but then again, the Corvette of the era was little better. Similarly, the interior of the SV-1 is an amalgamation of AMC components, but not appreciably worse than any other domestic car at the time. Sports Car Market


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Those doors, however futuristic they may have been, can be trouble. If the hydraulic motor that runs them fails, or the battery that runs it does, you’re stuck. Literally. Failure rates are high, too. But there are compressed-air conversions for the door system that solve that problem. The SV-1 offered middling performance. Car & Driver magazine ran a head-to-head comparison between the 1975 Bricklin and Corvette and found their performance about on par. Of course, that par included a 16.6-second quarter mile with a terminal speed of just 83.6 mph. The Bricklin offered a 0–60 time of 8.3 seconds and a top speed of 118 mph. But one doesn’t buy a mid-’70s car for its performance. A Kia Rio does 0–60 in 8.5 seconds today. No, the reason to buy a Bricklin is in its status as a rare bit of automotive history that no one else will have at Cars & Coffee. For all its lackluster performance and rough edges, the Bricklin, in any of the five available jellybean colors, really is a futuristic-looking car. Plus, the Bricklin is perfectly representative of its era. Sure, the mid–’70s were the absolute nadir of automotive malaise, but you can spot the Bricklin in iconic Hollywood movies like “Corvette Summer,” “Smokey and the Bandit Part III,” and the eminently forgettable “Cannonball Run II.” What more could you want? Sub–$20k fun The car that inspired this column sold this fall for $17,600. It’s a bona fide low-miles original in Pumpkin Spice Orange, and given its 1975 Bricklin SV-1 coupe, sold for $17,600 in October 2017 unmolested state, the car was well-bought. A quick look at the SCM Platinum Auction Database shows that this is far from the highest price paid recently, with a comparable SV-1 selling for $33,000 last year (SCM# 6803691). But there are also plenty of Bricklins available for far less. So get out your “Starsky & Hutch” soundtrack cassette, put on a pair of bellbottom pants and let your freak flag fly. ♦ January 2018 51


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Legal Files John Draneas Shoddy Repair Costs Shop $42m The body shop claimed that the adhesive provided a superior repair to welding the top, and that using adhesive was accepted industry practice against the other driver for negligent driving and Honda for defects in the automobile. Upon inspecting the wreck, Honda engineers noticed issues with the roof. It had come apart from the rest of the body, and the car’s safety structure collapsed. That should not have happened, and they prompted a deeper investigation. That led to the discovery that the roof had been replaced, and the work was not done correctly. The roof is an integral part of the Fit’s safety structure, and its failure was catastrophic. Shoddy repair Research revealed that the Fit had been dam- Did faulty repairs compromise the crashworthiness of this 2010 Honda Fit? A jury thought so A lot of people will be surprised to learn that a dealer body shop’s shoddy repair work resulted in a $42m negligence verdict. And it wasn’t even the shop’s customer who sued, but a downstream purchaser of the car. Matthew and Marcia Seebachan purchased a used 2010 Honda Fit from a Texas Kia dealer in August 2013. They told the salesperson that they were looking for a low-mile, high-condition, accident-free car. With a clean CARFAX report, the Seebachans were confident they had purchased exactly what they were looking for. Four months later, the Seebachans were driving the Fit on a Texas roadway on a rainy day, headed to Mrs. Seebachan’s grandmother’s home for Christmas. A Toyota Tundra driving in the other direction hydroplaned, crossed over the center line and struck the Seebachans. The impact was full frontal for the Fit, side for the Tundra. The Tundra had modest damage, and neither of its occupants was injured. But the Fit looked like it had gone through a crusher. The Seebachans were trapped in the Fit. Soon, the punctured fuel tank developed into a growing fire. The Tundra occupants managed to pull Marcia Seebachan out through the passenger’s window, but were having little luck pulling Matthew Seebachan through the driver’s window. As his legs were being badly burned by the fire, two passersby stopped to help, and the four managed to extricate him from the Fit — not a moment too soon. First glance The Seebachans retained Todd Tracy and his eponymous The Tracy Firm to represent them. Tracy specializes in vehicle crashworthiness cases, claiming that he has handled more of these cases “than any attorney in the world.” Upon seeing the Fit, he became immediately suspicious, thinking that it should not have been as heavily damaged as it was, given the level of the impact. The resulting lawsuit was filed 52 aged by hail when under previous ownership. The owner took it to the local dealership, John Eagle Honda, and their body shop replaced the roof. The roof replacement was attached to the body structure using 3M 8115 adhesive, which is a relatively common procedure with many cars. However, Honda repair specifications state that the roof is to be attached with 104 spot welds, not glue. Further, 3M guidelines state that although the use of adhesives to attach non-structural exterior panels has gained wide industry acceptance, shops should nonetheless follow manufacturers’ recommendations. Notably, 3M points out that Honda and Acura specify welding the roof to the top, with adhesive allowed only around the crimp. Amended complaint After these discoveries, Tracy amended the complaint to drop Honda as a defendant and substitute the John Eagle Collision Center. At trial, the body shop’s personnel defended their repair work, claiming that the adhesive provided a superior repair to welding the top, and that using adhesive was accepted industry practice. The evidence to the contrary was apparently overwhelming, and the jury returned a $42m verdict, 75% of it against the body shop and 25% against the Toyota driver. The verdict is not being appealed, and has been satisfied. Far-reaching liability The law has evolved to the point where one can be held liable for negligence even without having any relationship with the injured party. Rather, liability is largely focused on the foreseeability of harm. Foreseeability is somewhat akin to predictiveness. If a shop is neg- ligent in a brake repair, it is easy to foresee that the loss of brakes could cause the customer to run into a light pole and get injured. It is equally foreseeable that the driver would instead run into another car and injure the other driver or a passenger. Similarly, it is foreseeable that the customer might sell the car to another person, who would be driving the car when the brakes fail. All of these consequences are easily foreseen if one spends just a few minutes thinking about how the negligent work might end up injuring or killing someone. Thus, once John Eagle Collision Center deviated from the Honda repair specifications, it was foreseeable that a future owner could be injured in a crash. But these considerations don’t apply only to businesses. They apply equally to individuals. In a Washington case, a pickup owner was working on his own car Sports Car Market


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when he damaged the automatic transmission’s neutral safety switch. He didn’t have a replacement part, so he just wired it to bypass the switch, allowing the truck to be started while in gear. The truck later broke down for another reason. Frustrated, he pulled the driveshaft, towed it to a dealer, and traded it in on another car without mentioning his neutral safety-switch bypass. After repair of the running problem, a salesman accidentally started the truck while in gear and ran over a customer. In a Florida case, an individual self-constructed a three-wheeled motorcycle. After three private sales, a sale to a dealer, and a final sale to another individual, the trike broke down as the result of a defective weld, injuring the new owner. In both these cases, the individual who worked on his own vehicle was held liable for negligence. Interestingly, both of them had sold the vehicles “as-is.” In both cases, the as-is provision had no effect, as it applies only to contractual warranties, not negligence claims. Round two That $42m is a big verdict, but it isn’t over yet. Testimony in the trial has led to the filing of a second suit, this time against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, which insured the previous owner of the Fit and paid for the roof repair. In a deposition, one of the body shop representatives apparently tried to deflect criticism over the improper repair by suggesting that State Farm made them do it that way. He testified: “Well, unfortunately, we’re guided by insurance. So — the — if you brought your car into my shop, right, the insurance company’s going to dictate what — how we’re going to repair your car.” Asked how an insurance company could possibly trump the OEM specifications for a repair, the answer was, “By not paying the bill.” It’s pretty common knowledge that insurance companies all over the country try to manage their claims cost by supervising the repairs. They adjust their own claims, often giving their insureds an estimate they can take to their choice of body shop, insisting that the shop honor the insurance adjuster’s estimate. Insurance companies steer repair business to their chosen repair shops, which maintain their chosen status by giving discounts to the insurance companies or otherwise managing to stay in the insurance companies’ good graces. They micromanage repairs by specifying when non-OEM or used parts are to be used, and other mechanisms to minimize cost. It is an uneasy situation, raising the question as to who the customer really is. It’s your car, and you have the right to use any repair shop you want, but the insurance company is paying the bill. It’s easy to see that the insurance company has the ability to exert influence over the work being done for you. This case challenges State Farm about having gone too far. Clearly, an understandable desire to control costs must stop short of ignoring safety issues to save money. The deposition testimony isn’t a knockout blow — the witness didn’t actually say that State Farm directed them to glue the top instead of welding it. However, it has given the plaintiffs an opening, and further investigation and testimony might develop this into a significant case. Or perhaps there is nothing really there. Postscript The Tracy Firm’s website offers some very interesting post-trial news. It announces that Todd Tracy and body shop executive John Eagle have agreed to work together to improve safety standards in the nation’s collision-repair industry. It also states that, despite Mr. Eagle’s sincere desire to settle the Seebachan claim, their insurance carrier insisted on taking it to trial. ♦ JOhN DraNeas is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. January 2018 53


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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne Generational Engagement and the Future If Italy — a place where cars are in people’s DNA — can work so diligently to cultivate the next-generation enthusiast, we must also support efforts here tor experience in two very interesting ways. The first, one very close to my heart, was to include a meaningful acknowledgment of the importance of engaging young people in the hobby. One was through a stand for a group called “My First Classic” — yes, it’s named in English. Aimed at the under-35-year-olds who are drawn to older cars and motorcycles, it is a club offering its members news on classic-car events including rallies, vintage races and swapmeets, discounts, access to information on reduced insurance rates, maintenance and restoration as well as what is hoped will be an active online community. It exhorts members to submit videos of themselves driving their classics, accompanied by their favorite music tracks. The club worked with the University of Padova to bring students into the show for a number of presentations and discussions. They included talks on preservation, technological trends in new cars, the vintage car as art object and new business models in the collector-car field. For the last, it also included a “hackathon,” in which My First Classic is a club targeting under-35-year-olds with news about the collector community I spend approximately 12 weeks every year living and working in Italy. I consider myself outrageously blessed by the privilege, and as an unabashed Italophile, it is as close to heaven on Earth as I might imagine. It’s broken up into several blocks of time, varying in length from four to five weeks at once to 48-hour jaunts, as required by my clients. One large chunk always occurs in October, during which I visit the Auto e Moto d’Epoca show in Padova, Italy. I’ve written about this event in brief highlight pieces in SCM over the years, but after this year’s experience, I was particularly inspired to share it in greater detail. Masterpieces, culture and cars Padova — Padua in English — is a small city in the Veneto region in eastern Italy, a half hour’s drive from Venice. It is home to one of the great masterpieces of 14th century art, the extraordinary frescoes of Giotto in the Scrovegni Chapel. It also boasts a university founded in 1222 which is the fifth-oldest surviving in the world, if only the second-oldest in Italy. Regardless of any religious or spiritual beliefs you may have, the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padova is a remarkably peaceful and restorative place to spend time and is always a stop I make when I visit the town. If you still need convincing about the city, its entire historic center is beautiful, the food is quite good and the local wine is delicious. One of the things I appreciate most about the Padova experience is the variety to be enjoyed in and among the 10 halls, two tents and three pavilions on the grounds of the Fiera. Otherwise-impossible-to-find parts for practically every Italian car built, as well as the British and German cars for which Italians are crazy, litter hundreds of tables. Dealers and private parties offer cars both common and rare inside halls and tents and outside between them, while clubs, classic-car organizations, events and manufacturers display a dazzling array of cars and memorabilia. I always leave with at least 20 pounds of books to add to my luggage woes for the trip back to America. Expanding the experience Lectures and presentations are a key part of the show, and this year they ranged from F1 racing at Monza and interviews with personalities such as former Maserati archivist Ermanno Cozza and Italian mega-collector Corrado Lopresto to the annual presentation of Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi’s superb Classic Car Auction Yearbook. This year’s edition clearly displayed the organizers’ intention to expand the visi- 54 the students brainstormed and developed models for digital platforms in the collector car area that would best reach and involve their peers. Cultivate and curate Most interestingly, the organizers collaborated with dealers displaying cars for sale at the Fiera, with special tags on vehicles priced at €20,000 ($23,200) or less — vehicles that might best fit into the budgets of younger enthusiasts. And the discussions were not centered only on late-model “Millennial” collector cars, but a full range from the ’30s through the ’70s. As is often the case at Italian events, young people were very much in evidence, unlike the situation in certain classic-car venues in the USA, with the notable exception of Cars & Coffee gatherings. If Italy, a nation where auto culture is very much a thriving part of the DNA, works so diligently to cultivate the next generation, we must be sure to support every effort here in our country that we can. The other smaller but nonetheless notable addition to this year’s show was the presence of new car manufacturers on the sidewalks outside the Fiera displaying hybrid and electric cars. Called “Future Hub,” it featured Volvo, Porsche, Smart and Volkswagen. With the reality of looming European regulations and increasing urban-use bans on all but zero- or very low-emissions vehicles, each display sought to make a connection between new technology and the driving experience — an important factor if true car enthusiasts are to embrace rather than tolerate the changes to come in everyday driving. It’s a connection not often made, but I think it bodes well for the collector-car hobby that new car manufacturers still seek to make such a link. While I’m still not terribly thrilled about much of the new direction, I am at least a bit more heartened by this most recent trip to one of my very favorite places. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Drivers Ed Paul Hageman Driving the Market The best question to ask potential buyers isn’t specifically what type of car they’re looking for, but rather what they’re looking to do with it Event eligibility The Colorado Grand makes it easy to enjoy your cars, and it’s in high demand for that very reason. To many collectors these days, a car is an entry ticket. Whether you’re looking to show or rally, often the potential use is a huge factor in search and eventual acquisition. Recently, I have had a couple inqui- ries from collectors looking for Mille Miglia-eligible cars. In the trade, we often have similar requests for the Colorado Grand, London to Brighton, or Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, among others. The collections of today are growing more diverse than ever. I’ve written it before, but I know a number of prominent collectors who have a Brighton-era car (1904 and earlier) and a modern supercar. That depth is something we haven’t really seen to a significant degree until late. So while there is an abundance of events to attend, there is also the demand — people like to have those options, and subsequently the varied experiences. To highlight the value impact of Markets aside, car collecting offers much intangible value, such as this view on the Colorado Grand W hen did September and October become the busiest months in the car hobby? The number of new events marking our calendars is dizzying, particularly this time of year. From Pebble Beach we race right into Thanksgiving, with events dotting the calendar, only to brave the holidays in eager anticipation of Scottsdale and Rétromobile. Recent events have included numerous concours, several race weekends and countless tours all over the world. And although we’ll soon be missing the fall roads, it seems we’re ending 2017 on a positive note. Although I haven’t attended all prominent events of late, I find a common theme emerging: People have really enjoyed their cars lately. Some fresh air In September, I attended the Colorado Grand and brought a great friend along for 1,100 trouble-free miles in an old Porsche. I hadn’t had that much fun on an event in years. I’d bet many attendees could say the same. Notably, the lack of “market” discussion was a breath of fresh air. The usual dialogue, “What’s next?” “What’s my ____ worth?” “How’s the market these days?” was missing. And I don’t think it had anything to do with the elevation. For years now it’s been hard for me to avoid market-driven conversa- tions, and the genuine car talk was more than welcome. The participants seemed happier than usual just to be using their cars, with little to no thought as to what they might be worth tomorrow. 56 event eligibility for the London to Brighton alone, a 1905 car is worth significantly less than a comparable 1904 example, simply because of a one-day rally held annually. Always something new Interestingly, we’ve seen new events that either promote a spe- cific brand or model, or those that simply suggest a type of car. This November, I’ll be attending a tour for Porsche 356As only, and shortly thereafter, a sports car tour with some friends that is just as likely to include an 8C Alfa as it might an MGA. More so than ever, we see collectors organizing their own events simply to provide an opportunity to use a certain car. This concept further promotes our like-mindedness, and highlights that collecting truly is a hobby — the Cars & Coffee phenomenon is a prime example. And although some collections are more static than others, usability isn’t just defined by drivability. Concours eligibility is definitely valued among collectors as well. In many ways, the collector car market is an event-based market. For those of us in the business, the best question to ask potential buyers isn’t specifically what type of car they’re looking for, but rather what they’re looking to do with it. With collector cars, sometimes the storage, transport and mainte- nance can all seem like a big hassle and expense. Even a single dead battery can have you jump to the brink of liquidating your whole collection. But every now and again, you get that perfect car on that perfect road, and it’s all worth it. To me, that’s what drives us to collect, and why we’re all on this endless event circuit. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Feature 30 Years of Sports Car Market A Little Magazine Grows Up With the Market Three decades in, we glance in the rear-view at SCM’s long and winding road F rom a five-page flier printed in Keith Martin’s garage to this glossy, 196-page issue you hold in your hands, SCM’s evolution has been a long one. As we celebrate 30 years of calling the market as we see it, it’s time to take a look back at how we got here, and how the market for collector cars has changed alongside us. Here are some of the high points — and some things you probably didn’t know — from SCM’s first three decades. April/May 1988 Alfa Romeo Market Letter sends out a welcome letter to our subscribers. In it, we discuss an Alfa SZ-1 that sold for $160,000 and a TZ-1 that brought $300,000, and Keith asks if Giulia Supers will ever be worth more as cars than they are as parts. The next month we ship Volume 1 Issue 7 — technically our first issue. February 1990 Alfa Market Letter reports on BarrettJackson Scottsdale for the first time with the headline “Welcome to Horseworld.” Of 1,000 cars on offer, Keith laments a lack of any Alfas. His prediction: One big record price here will start a trend in the Alfa Spider market. He then buys a red 1961 Ford Thunderbird convertible, which “looks like a 6C 2500 by Pininfarina if you squint real hard.” 30 September 1991 Alfa Market Letter heads to Rick Cole’s Monterey auction, which totals $1.2m that year. The cover includes our first-ever Market Report car — presented with on-site details and KM’s pricing analysis — on the front page. It’s a 1958 Alfa Giulietta Spider Normale, s/n 149503531, which brings $10,250. Keith calls it a fair deal. October 1993 March 1992 As the Alfa Market Letter grows, we expand into the English market with British Car Market Letter. This issue covers Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 1992. A German Car Market Letter follows. “ Almost a real April 1995 SCML drops the word “Letter” from the masthead. Keith’s column addresses this: “During the past couple of years, as our size, coverage and production capabilities have increased, we’ve outgrown the term ‘market letter’ and have become, in the words of Dave Wilson of Intercity Lines Classic Car Transport, ‘almost a real magazine.’” The Alfa, English, and German Market Letters combine into the Sports Car Market Letter, printed with a two-color cover (requiring each cover to be fed through the press twice). Inside, each has its own separate section. In our classifieds, we offer a 1937 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 MM Spider, “restored in Italy to Pebble Beach Standards,” for an asking price of $225,000 (current median, $1m). A few pages later is a 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda, 14,000 miles, asking $69,900 (current median, $55,800). January 1994 SCML has covered specific cars sold at auction before, but this is the first issue we refer to them as Profiles. They include the Alfa Giulia Sprint Speciale, the AustinHealey 3000 Mk. III and the Mercedes-Benz 230/250/280 SL. October 1994 SCML’s Market Reports take on a familiar layout — three columns on a page, as they are to this day. Michael Duffy writes a Collector Car Horoscope. Sagittarius: “The roll of film that you shot at Monterey will be doubleexposed with shots from your kid’s birthday. Look on the bright side, Steve Earle looks good in a party hat.” November 1995 magazine ” The first of SCM’s Art covers, featuring paintings, depicts a Ferrari 250 GT TdF. The painting is by Enzo Naso of Napoli, Italy, who painted the official Mille Miglia posters in 1989, 1991 and 1992. It currently hangs on the wall at SCM HQ. March 1996 May 1995 SCM’s first four-color cover is of an MG TC, done by SCM’s “ArtistIn-Residence” Randell Swann. In response to Keith’s calling the Alfa 2600 “the best truck Alfa ever made,” “Mr. Osborne Builds His Dream Car, Part 1,” a piece on Alfa 2600s, runs in SCM over the course of two months. It’s Donald Osborne’s first SCM contribution. January 1997 SCM prints its first stand-alone price guide. In it, a 1960–62 Ferrari 250 SWB is listed at $450,000 to $575,000. Today, that same car has a median price of $10,547,500. 60 Sports Car Market


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Totals from the Big Three U.S. Car Auction Weeks Throughout SCM’s History Monterey (1997–2017) Amelia Island (2002–17) $340m $320m $300m 0 $20m $40m $60m $80m $100m $120m $140m $160m $180m $200m $220m $240m $260m $280m $0 Arizona (1997–2017) $329,596,880 $261,339,310 $257,538,325 $162,792,396 $184,931,104 $134,839,073 $111,887,600 $75,239,965 $48,774,550 $35,103,100 $17,477,000 $14,030,000 $13,086,440 $20,423,920 February 1999 Carl Bomstead submits his first SCM article. January 2000 March 1999 Silver’s Fountain Hills, AZ, auction is covered by a new reporter by the name of B. Mitchell Carlson. Market Reports appear in color for the first time. Among them is a 1971 Hemi ’Cuda convertible, offered at James G. Murphy auctions in Kenmore, WA, which sells for twice its estimate at $410,000. June 2000 “eWatch,” by Carl Bomstead, appears for the first time. Carl’s column has been in every issue of SCM since. 2013 Seminar August 2001 SCM hosts its first Monterey seminar. January 2018 61 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017


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Feature 30 Years of Sports Car Market September 2003 SCM, now 15 years old, goes perfect bound, with a glued spine. Inside, Keith writes about teaching 12-year-old daughter Alex to drive on the beach in a 1973 Volkswagen Thing he bought for $4,500. This is our last art-based cover — until this current issue. June 2002 SCM’s masthead takes on a new look, and the cover features a car photograph for the first time. The car is a one-off 1939 Bugatti 57C by VanVooren that had been purchased by the Petersen Museum for $1.76m. October 2003 Although “Legal Files” is not new to SCM, John Draneas is. His first piece runs in this issue, looking into “matching numbers” that don’t. July 2004 Our masthead changes to the version in current use. Inside, “America by FIAT” is under way — our first foray into subscriber-driven crosscountry treks. This car, a 1960 Fiat 2100, travels from Chicago to Monterey. Slowly. It covers the 3,512 miles over 19 months, making it in time for Monterey 2005 but costing us an average of $199 per month in repairs. Reflections “Could You Help Me Out?” I no longer have the email Keith Martin sent me back in 2002 that led to my formal involvement with Sports Car Market, but I do remember that it said something to the effect of, “Could you help me out?” While the specifics of what exactly I was doing to lend a hand to this little car magazine in Oregon are lost to time, suffice it to say that whatever help I may have given over the years was far less than that received. As my contributions grew from rendering somewhat professional opinions on “maga 30 Years of Sports Car Market September 2003 SCM, now 15 years old, goes perfect bound, with a glued spine. Inside, Keith writes about teaching 12-year-old daughter Alex to drive on the beach in a 1973 Volkswagen Thing he bought for $4,500. This is our last art-based cover — until this current issue. June 2002 SCM’s masthead takes on a new look, and the cover features a car photograph for the first time. The car is a one-off 1939 Bugatti 57C by VanVooren that had been purchased by the Petersen Museum for $1.76m. October 2003 Although “Legal Files” is not new to SCM, John Draneas is. His first piece runs in this issue, looking into “matching numbers” that don’t. July 2004 Our masthead changes to the version in current use. Inside, “America by FIAT” is under way — our first foray into subscriber-driven cross- country treks. This car, a 1960 Fiat 2100, travels from Chicago to Monterey. Slowly. It covers the 3,512 miles over 19 months, making it in time for Monterey 2005 but costing us an average of $199 per month in repairs. Reflections “Could You Help Me Out?” I no longer have the email Keith Martin sent me back in 2002 that led to my formal involvement with Sports Car Market, but I do remember that it said something to the effect of, “Could you help me out?” While the specifics of what exactly I was doing to lend a hand to this little car maga- zine in Oregon are lost to time, suffice it to say that whatever help I may have given over the years was far less than that received. As my contributions grew from rendering somewhat professional opinions on “maga- Readers- Readers and Contributors share their thoughts on 30 years of SCM auction reports to actually joining the editorial staff, I grew to love the magazine even more than I love old cars. SCM, of course, is far cheaper and takes up much less space. That the magazine also routinely captures both the sense of discovery and the feeling of community that comes with owning a collector car helped me survive graduate school in Chicago, where most automotive pursuits were both financial and practical impossibilities. Through a bizarre set of circumstances, the greatest love of my life — my wife — Feature 3 Feature 3 Feature 3 Feature 3 Feature 3 Feature 3 re 30 Years of Sports Car Market September 2003 SCM, now 15 years old, goes perfect bound, w 30 Years of Sports Car Market September 2003 SCM, now 15 years old, goes perfect bound, with a glued spine. Inside, Keith writes about teaching 12-year-old daughter Alex to drive on the beach in a 1973 Volkswagen Thing he bought for $4,500. This is our last art-based cover — until this current issue. June 2002 SCM’s masthead takes on a new look, and the cover features a car photograph for the first time. The car is a one-off 1939 Bugatti 57C by VanVooren that had been purchased by the Petersen Museum for $1.76m. October 2003 Although “Legal Files” is not new to SCM, John Draneas is. His first piece runs in this issue, looking into “matching numbers” that don’t. July 2004 Our masthead changes to the version in current use. Inside, “America by FIAT” is under way — our first foray into subscriber-driven cross- country treks. This car, a 1960 Fiat 2100, travels from Chicago to Monterey. Slowly. It covers the 3,512 miles over 19 months, making it in time for Monterey 2005 but costing us an average of $199 per month in repairs. Reflections “Could You Help Me Out?” I no longer have the email Keith Martin sent me back in 2002 that led to my formal involvement with Sports Car Market, but I do remember that it said something to the effect of, “Could you help me out?” While the specifics of what exactly I was doing to lend a hand to this little car maga- zine in Oregon are lost to time, suffice it to say that whatever help I may have given over the years was far less than that received. As my contributions grew from rendering somewhat professional opinions on “maga- Readers and Contributors share their thoughts on 30 years of SCM auction reports to actually joining the edito- rial staff, I grew to love the magazine even more than I love old cars. SCM, of course, is far cheaper and takes up much less space. That the magazine also routinely captures both the sense of discovery and the feeling of community that comes with owning a col- lector car helped me survive graduate school in Chicago, where most automotive pursuits were both financial and practical impossibili- ties. Through a bizarre set of circumstances, the greatest love of my life — my wife — distance distance of the magazine’s origin office. — Jeff Sabatini, Feature Editor, Car and Driver magazine, Portland, OR A Monthly Injection of Passion and Incentive I stumbled across SCM abou 10 years ago in an airport while o a business trip. I have always lov the idea of “following the marke of automobiles. Something abou deeply intriguing, as it is more than just ers; it involves real emotions and often mentality as driving factors. Every car s a story and a soul attached to it, and that rovenance becomes part of its market ature 30 Years of Sports Car Market September 2003 SCM, now 15 years old, goes perfect bound, with a glued spine. Inside, Keith writes about teaching 12-year-old daughter Alex to drive on the beach in a 1973 Volkswagen Thing he bought for $4,500. This is our last art-based cover — until this current issue. June 2002 SCM’s masthead takes on a new look, and the cover features a car photograph for the first time. The car is a one-off 1939 Bugatti 57C by VanVooren that had been purchased by the Petersen Museum for $1.76m. October 2003 Although “Legal Files” is not new to SCM, John Draneas is. His first piece runs in this issue, looking into “matching numbers” that don’t. July 2004 Our masthead changes to the version in current use. Inside, “America by FIAT” is under way — our first foray into subscriber-driven cross- country treks. This car, a 1960 Fiat 2100, travels from Chicago to Monterey. Slowly. It covers the 3,512 miles over 19 months, making it in time for Monterey 2005 but costing us an average of $199 per month in repairs. Reflections “Could You Help Me Out?” I no longer have the email Keith Martin sent me back in 2002 that led to my formal involvement with Sports Car Market, but I do remember that it said something to the effect of, “Could you help me out?” While the specifics of what exactly I was doing to lend a hand to this little car maga- zine in Oregon are lost to time, suffice it to say that whatever help I may have given over the years was far less than that received. As my contributions grew from rendering somewhat professional opinions on “maga- Readers and Contributors share their thoughts on 30 years of SCM auction reports to actually joining the edito- rial staff, I grew to love the magazine even more than I love old cars. SCM, of course, is far cheaper and takes up much less space. That the magazine also routinely captures both the sense of discovery and the feeling of community that comes with owning a col- lector car helped me survive graduate school in Chicago, where most automotive pursuits were both financial and practical impossibili- ties. Through a bizarre set of circumstances, the greatest love of my life — my wife — distance of the magazine’s origin office. — Jeff Sabatini, Feature Editor, Car and Driver maga- zine, Portland, OR A Monthly Injection of Passion and Incentive I stumbled across SCM abou 10 years ago in an airport while o a business trip. I have always lov the idea of “following the marke of automobiles. Something abou deeply intriguing, as it is more than just ers; it involves real emotions and often mentality as driving factors. Every car s a story and a soul attached to it, and that rovenance becomes part of its market ot ot only did I like reading about the t and the cars featured in each issue, M spurred me on to start up my own busiwww.AutoArcheologist.com) in helping e move their (once?) loved family ers on to new conservators. My passion tomobiles, whether an old MG, Chevy, r or Ferrari, etc., is what drives me to hese oftentimes “lost souls.” onor of the Jaguar XKE and ari GTO, readers were asked nd in memories of these cars. ithin hours of the magazine ing, I was getting emails from nds everywhere. e 30 Years of Sports Car Market September 2003 SCM, now 15 years old, goes perfect bound, with a glued spine. Inside, Keith writes about teaching 12-year-old daughter Alex to drive on the beach in a 1973 Volkswagen Thing he bought for $4,500. This is our last art-based cover — until this current issue. June 2002 SCM’s masthead takes on a new look, and the cover features a car photograph for the first time. The car is a one-off 1939 Bugatti 57C by VanVooren that had been purchased by the Petersen Museum for $1.76m. October 2003 Although “Legal Files” is not new to SCM, John Draneas is. His first piece runs in this issue, looking into “matching numbers” that don’t. July 2004 Our masthead changes to the version in current use. Inside, “America by FIAT” is under way — our first foray into subscriber-driven cross- country treks. This car, a 1960 Fiat 2100, travels from Chicago to Monterey. Slowly. It covers the 3,512 miles over 19 months, making it in time for Monterey 2005 but costing us an average of $199 per month in repairs. Reflections “Could You Help Me Out?” I no longer have the email Keith Martin sent me back in 2002 that led to my formal involvement with Sports Car Market, but I do remember that it said something to the effect of, “Could you help me out?” While the specifics of what exactly I was doing to lend a hand to this little car maga- zine in Oregon are lost to time, suffice it to say that whatever help I may have given over the years was far less than that received. As my contributions grew from rendering somewhat professional opinions on “maga- Readers and Contributors share their thoughts on 30 years of SCM auction reports to actually joining the edito- rial staff, I grew to love the magazine even more than I love old cars. SCM, of course, is far cheaper and takes up much less space. That the magazine also routinely captures both the sense of discovery and the feeling of community that comes with owning a col- lector car helped me survive graduate school in Chicago, where most automotive pursuits were both financial and practical impossibili- ties. Through a bizarre set of circumstances, the greatest love of my life — my wife — distance of the magazine’s origin office. — Jeff Sabatini, Feature Editor, Car and Driver maga- zine, Portland, OR A Monthly Injection of Passion and Incentive I stumbled across SCM abou 10 years ago in an airport while o a business trip. I have always lov the idea of “following the marke of automobiles. Something abou deeply intriguing, as it is more than just ers; it involves real emotions and often mentality as driving factors. Every car s a story and a soul attached to it, and that rovenance becomes part of its market ot only did I like reading about the t and the cars featured in each issue, M spurred me on to start up my own busi- www.AutoArcheologist.com) in helping e move their (once?) loved family ers on to new conservators. My passion tomobiles, whether an old MG, Chevy, r or Ferrari, etc., is what drives me to hese oftentimes “lost souls.” onor of the Jaguar XKE and ari GTO, readers were asked nd in memories of these cars. ithin hours of the magazine ing, I was getting emails from nds everywhere. Sports Sports Car Market


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August 2005 SCM prints its first Insider’s Guide to Monterey. $4.3m SCM ANNIVERSARY FUN FACTS Out of 291 covers since the first issue of Sports Car Market Letter in 1993, 97 have featured red cars. Of those 291 covers, 62 have featured at least one Ferrari. April 2006 Barrett-Jackson sells a GM Futurliner for a huge $4.3m in Scottsdale. Keith compares the booming car market to the long-escalating realestate market. In addition to cars, SCM has covered five planes, 38 boats, 208 tractors, 661 motorcycles and one rototiller. Sports Car Market has reported on 3,335 Ferraris over the years. December 2006 SCM buys a 1968 Mercury Colony Park wagon with 21,000 original miles in Ann Arbor, MI, and Wagon Ho! is born — another cross-country SCMer relay run. SCM moves into its new headquarters in the former Jantzen Swimwear Company’s executive offices, and we print our first version of Keith Martin’s Guide to Car Collecting, as well as our first Insider’s Guide to the Arizona Auctions. $2.4m SCM is a monthly injection of passion and incentive. Reading pieces put together by folks with the same devotions keeps me focused on the fact that I’m not all that crazy. Thank you, Keith, for getting her started 30 years ago! — David Brill, Auto Archeologist.com Fifteen Minutes of Fame and More Keith Martin trusted me with inspecting an Alfa Duetto a couple of years back. I’ve also had the privilege to meet and become friends with Donald Osborne. The most fun was about five or six years ago. In honor of the Jaguar XKE and Ferrari GTO, readers were asked to send in memories of these cars. I sent in two; one was in SCM, the other in the Pebble Beach guide. Within hours of the magazine landing, I was getting emails from friends everywhere. Commenting, congratulating, it was most cool. Continued on p. 64 January 2018 January 2007 Keith’s column, “Beanie Babies and Muscle Cars,” causes some controversy when it forecasts a significant downturn in long-growing muscle car prices. Another 1971 Hemi ’Cuda convertible sells in Arizona, this time at RM Phoenix, for $2.4m. July 2007 SCM branches out, launching the quarterly Corvette Market magazine. The inaugural issue ships in August. Eagle-eye readers also point out our biggest SCM typo ever: “Ferrari” is spelled wrong on the cover. Since the first issue of Sports Car Market Letter, SCM has printed reviews of 56,388 vehicles in the Market Reports. The most expensive car recorded in SCM w 1962 Ferrari 25 GTO that sold at Bonhams’ 2014 Carmel sale for $38,115,000 (SCM# 244888). In contrast, the cheapest car ever to run in SCM was a 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 2-door hard top, sold at a Kucera Auction Services estate auction in 2005 for $10 (SCM# 38767). There are currently 297,168 cars in SCM’s Platinum Auction Database. If you lined up all the SCM magazines printed in 10 years, it would run a span of 372 miles — SCM’s Bradley GT would require at least four repairs to cover that same distance. If you add up the weight of one year’s worth of all the SCM magazines printed, it would equal 207,812 pounds, or approximately the same weight as 270 BMW Isetta 300s. In the February 1990 issue of the Alfa Romeo Market Letter, we reported that a Fiat Abarth 750 double-bubble sold for $42,000. Currently, the same model is selling for around $152,800. A slight increase. Instead of buying the $38,115,000 Ferrari 250 GTO, you could by 1,007 top-of-the-line 2018 Honda Accord Touring sedans loaded with every option (at $37,834 each). 63


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Feature 30 Years of Sports Car Market Reflections continued from p. 63 Then, about a year ago, a gentleman on Facebook messaged me and asked if I was the same Andy Bogus who wrote those pieces back all those years ago! This stuff has some staying power, don’t you think? Lastly, I think the best part is a sense of community. It has a feeling of being a family; no matter who you are, how vast or how small your collection might be, there is a “we are in this together” vibe. If nothing else, when posting on Facebook, suggesting that Keith replace the engine in with an LS1 has made more than one person spew coffee! Thank you all for the news, information and mostly, the fun. — Andy Bogus, San Pedro, CA Time Flies Like a Shelby I wanted to point out an extreme flaw in your so-called “30th Anniversary.” I say this because it CAN’T be 30 years since Keith and I spoke on the phone and he had “this crazy idea to either tank The Alfa Romeo Market Letter or just bundle up a bunch of marques and create Sports Car Market Letter.” As I recall, I said supportingly, “They’re both crazy ideas; you may as well go big.” At the time, I was getting out of my own Market Letter (for Panteras, Shelbys, Tigers) to get an actual job for which I couldn’t deduct the costs for an Auto Trader and a bidder’s pass. I’d offered it to Keith, who surprised me with his quandary. I had no pretense of becoming a “real” publisher; Keith had the gumption to push his idea straight uphill until it reached its tipping point. (With some irony, I later did begin publishing in a different field, which basically funded my increasing car habit.) Over the years, Keith published a few of my articles, and I enjoyed watching the magazine grow. I took much of the advice therein: “Buy TR6s!” (so I bought six in a row, yet the market continued to be flat. Okay, that was my own advice.) “Buy a 308/328!” I ended up owning seven of these and thought they were the greatest starter Ferrari ever. Sadly, I didn’t snap up Alfa GTVs as advised, nor heed that the long-hood 911s were a fuse waiting to take off. And I was just seconds too late to take the recommended Z8 bus that pulled off without me aboard. Oh well, there’s always the next issue of SCM. In all, Sports Car Market magazine has refined and defined its niche. Not a soul who writes for them ever needs to say, “I’m a car guy” (which also applies to the girls, Alex most notably included!), because it is apparent. Understood. Accepted with a knowing nod. Raise a glass of 40 Weight: Here’s to another 30 years. — Adams Hudson, HudsonInk OMG! You Included AMGs! Sports Car Market magazine is the ONLY periodical I (gladly) pay to receive. Not that I don’t receive other car-related periodicals, it’s just those others are a collateral benefit to car club memberships. My SCM Reflection moment is actually a very recent memory. I was fortunate to have spent a good bit of time with Publisher Martin at the inaugural Atlanta Concours d’Elegance in 2016. We talked about vintage AMG cars and how we, as a hard-core group of Subscribers to SCM for 20 Years or More (Thank You!) Robert A. Abhalter, Kenosha WI Jeff Anderman, Solana Beach, CA Angelo’s Auto Body, East Boston, MA Richard Ballantine, Durango, CO Jack Beauchamp, Barrington, RI Doak Bentz, Lodi, CA Stephen Block, Berkeley, CA Robert Boucher, Hereford, AZ Michael Brooks, Brooklyn, NY James Brown, Allison Park, PA David Brownell, Manchester Center, VT David E. Brumsted, Ithaca, NY Thomas Byrnes, Ross, CA 64 Gavin Campbell, Queensland, Australia Mark Carpenter, Tigard, OR Gerlad A. Case, San Clemente, CA Robert Cess, Litchfield CT Don and Donna Chapman, Eugene, OR Stefan Chmara, Palos Verdes Estates, CA David L. Christensen, Salt Lake City, UT Alex Dearborn, Kittery Point, ME Marnix F.E. Dillenius, San Francisco, CA Glen Drew, Derwood, MD Keith R. Duly, Bethlehem, CT Robert K. Dunn, Scottsdale, AZ Thomas DuPont, St. Petersburg, FL John Duss, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL John Ebey, Santa Monica, CA Peter Egan, Stoughton, WI Robert Fabrey, Bayfield, CO Tim Gerrity, Beverly Hills, CA Phil Gilman, Corralitos, CA Joost Gompels, Savannah, GA Riley Grannan, Eugene, OR Lewis R. Gridley, San Francisco, CA Dave Hammond, Bloomfield Hills, MI James R. Healey, McLean, VA Glenn Herz, Happy Valley, OR Martin Horowitz, Oakland, CA Adams Hudson, Alex City, AL George R. Isaacs, Trucksville, PA Diehl Jones, Fayetteville, NC John Kane, South Miami, FL Jerry Kelley, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL William Kontes, Hobe Sound, FL Nathan Korn, Glastonbury, CT Larry Kozimor, Oakland, CA Richard Kreines, Northbrook, IL Peter Lambert, Muir Beach, CA Gerald J. Lettieri, Rocky Hill, CT Lance Levethan, Stamford, CT Jay Mackro, San Juan Capistrano, CA Sports Car Market Allan Lydon’s 1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL AMG at Legends of the Autobahn that my 1984 500SEL AMG was pictured prominently in the one-page article of The Legends show! Not only was my car pictured, the story included a short paragraph about my car and mentioned my name. I know SCM is all about auction results and current collector car values, so getting that nugget of coverage was very gratifying to me and to my passion for vintage AMG cars. I will always be a subscriber to SCM and look forward to every issue that is published. SCM is managed by and written by true collector car enthusiasts. Well done and happy anniversary! — Allan Lydon, Atlanta, GA A Great Concept, Faithfully Executed I first subscribed back when this was the Alfa Market Letter and have been delighted to see its transformation into the market-leading SCM. Keith Martin has shown how a great concept, faithfully executed and evolved, can achieve success, even during an era when many of the “traditional” automotive magazines have lost their footing. I’ve looked to SCM and Keith for advice over the years, and ap- preciated the familial feeling that we subscribers enjoy. Much of my personal focus has been on racing and race cars, but I’ve also always loved (primarily) ’50s and ’60s European sports and GT cars, so my ownership has reflected those areas, fortunately all well represented in the pages of SCM. I feel fortunate to have participated in a small way via entries in “You Write/We Read” and “Seat Time,” and one article about the joys of driving older cars (December 2015). But best of all has been the enjoyment of your great stable of enthusiasts and writers, who complement SCM’s outstanding editorial staff with always knowledgeable, often blunt and occasionally pungent auction reports, articles and opinions. And, the BEST cover photography of any “car guy” maga- collectors, wished we could garner more coverage by collector car periodicals for our special cars. In less than a year, I got some unexpected coverage! I shipped two vintage AMG cars to Pebble Beach this past August 2017 — one to show at The Legends of the Autobahn and one to sell at Russo and Steele — as a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of AMG. Although I was disappointed that my AMG, which sold at Russo and Steele, was not covered in the auction recap, I was thrilled


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zine ever. Congratulations on a well-deserved triple decade, and best wishes for many more great years. — Archie Urciuoli, Casey Key, FL Come for the Alfas, Stay for Everything Else This career 300SL guy (now retired) wanted an Alfa Giulia Veloce in 1989 and got on board with a four-page rag called Alfa Romeo Market Letter. A ton of paper and four Giulias later, I still read every word you guys care to print. I’ve been an SCM Contributor several times, and keep current by driving my old cars often. I hope to wear them out before I am too old to drive them. You did profile one of my cars, but I now have one with a beautifully documented provenance and period photos. My MG TC was Karl Ludvigsen’s daily driver and sometime race car while he was at MIT. I drive it almost every summer day here in Maine, and have no fear of falling asleep at the wheel or being distracted by texting. The car is totally engaging to drive! — Alex Dearborn, SCM Contributor, Kittery Point, ME Earning Enough to Pay for Postage Thirty years! How did that go by so fast? I remem- ber conversations with Keith when he was wondering if SCM was really a viable idea and if it would turn the corner financially. I remember his elation when he landed the first major display advertisement (that paid the postage, he said). Congratulations, and I’ll be looking forward to the next 30 years of SCM. — Logan Gray, Vintage Motorbooks, Portland, OR More Than a Journal — a Community My favorite thing about SCM is, obviously, all the astonishing cars. My second favorite thing is this: SCM is willing to publish differing opinions (sometimes I think the best part is a sense of community. It has a feeling of being a family, no matter who you are. mine) and those critical of SCM as well. This makes for a lively, informative and stimulating exchange of opinions. I think this is what makes SCM a community and not just a journal, although it is a very good one. Not only have I learned a great deal from reading SCM, it’s added enjoyment to my life in a quantity too great to measure. The quality and knowledge of the writers is peerless. And I even won the Caption Contest one time. — Jim Rosenthal, MD, Annapolis, MD ♦ February 2008 Paul Hardiman covers his first auction for SCM — H&H’s Duxford sale. September 2008 SCM celebrates its 20th anniversary in the issue we distribute to Monterey. January 2009 SCM’s cover car is a McLaren F1 that sold for a then-big $4.1m at RM’s Paris sale. U.K.-based contributor Paul Hardiman writes, “Our buyer certainly seemed jubilant with the deal. Check again in 10 years’ time to see whether he did the right thing. I think so.” In the November 2017 issue, we profiled an F1 sold at $15.6m. March 2011 Well-known auto designer Robert Cumberford submits his first piece to SCM, breaking down the design elements of a 2000 Ferrari 550 Barchetta by Zagato. His column, “The Cumberford Perspective,” becomes a monthly feature. May 2011 SCM is voted The Best Classic Car Magazine in the World by About.com. November 2011 The Ferrari 250 TR prototype We’ve heard of shooting a bir brings a new world-record $16.4m in Monterey, and SCM staffer Tony Piff snaps a legendary photo of a Lamborghini stuck in a sand trap at Concorso Italiano. January 2012 After four years f quarterly ssues, SCM subsidiary Corvette Market magazine becomes American Car Collector magazine. January 2013 SCM celebrates 25 years with a cover that shows our visual evolution. June 2015 Shifting demographics in the market lead SCM’s editors to add a new profile to the mix: Next Gen. It joins Ferrari, Etceterini, English, German, Race Car and American profiles in every issue. May 2017 Keith buys a Bradley GT in Florida and calls on SCM readers to drive it to Monterey. Internally, SCM staffers wonder if any Bradley has ever been driven that far. Miraculously, it rolls into Monterey in time for the 2017 events — really putting the “breaking” in the word “groundbreaking.” October 2017 SCM features its “40 Under 40,” highlighting young professionals in the collector car world. We also announce our 30th anniversary tour, scheduled for July 8 through July 13, 2018. Francis G. Mandarano, Mercer Island, WA Peter Marshall, West Sussez, U.K. Leonard McCue, St. Petersburg, FL Diane McDowell, Los Angeles, CA Timothy McGrane, Danville, CA Bruce McKean, Gig Harbor, WA Bruce Milner, Los Angeles, CA Robert Mocas, Hudson, OH Robert Moses, Altadena, CA Prestige Motors, Springfield, MO Donald Osborne, Palm Springs, CA Michael Parchment, Greenwich, CT Tim Parker, Lynnwood, WA January 2018 January 2018 Walt Partymiller, Jacobus, PA Richard Peck, Dallas, TX Richard Penna, Boxford, MA George Pezold, Huntington, NY John R. Phillips, Montclair, NJ Gene K. Ponder, Marshall, TX Dyke W. Ridgley, Decatur, IL Michael I. Robinson, Shavertown, PA Don Rose, Salem, MA Paul Ruimerman, Higganum, CT L. Jack Ruscilli, Columbus, OH Rocky Santiago, Oklahoma City, OK Michael Sheehan, Costa Mesa, CA Carol Shults, Portland, OR Randy Simon, Beverly Hills, CA Mike Sizemore, Springfield IL Paul Sloan, Venice, FL Frank Spadaro, White Plains, NY Charles Spiher, South Bend, IN Phil Stevens, Lake Oswego, OR Jurg U. Streit, Guemligen, Switzerland Robert Sutter, Corona Del Mar, CA Robert Thomas, Sheffield, MA Michael Timmermans, Sarasota, FL Hugh Tompkins, Bethesda, MD John H. Trevey, Austin, TX Richard Tron, Portland, OR Tom Vail, Shaker Heights, OH Tim Walker, Pasadena, CA Craig Wehde, Plainfield, NH Mark Wiggington, Portland, OR Don Williams, Danville, CA Willie Williams, Honolulu, HI John H. Willock, Chestertown, MD Maestro Hector Zaraspe, New York, NY 65


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Feature 2017 Concours d’Elegance of America A Varied Field at St. John’s Special classes ranging from Can-Am racers to Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts highlight a dynamic weekend Story and photos by Bill Rothermel 1933 Graham Blue Streak sedan and 1940 Graham Spirit of Motion sedan, both from the collection of Nicola Bulgari both in Europe and the U.S. from 1906 to 1926. Pre-1920 Best in Class went to Doug Magee Jr.’s 1914 Torpedo phaeton with coachwork by Kellner, while Post-1920 was awarded to Don Bernstein and his 1926 Springfield Pall Mall Tourer with a Brewster body. Magee also received the Chairman’s Award. On the other hand, most unusual was the class of Jet Best in show Foreign — Jim Patterson’s 1924 Isotta Fraschini T his year marked the 39th annual Concours d’Elegance of America (including predecessor Meadow Brook Concours), held July 28–30 at the lovely Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI. “This was arguably our most diversified field ever, including Can-Am racers, Shelby Cobras, Murphy-bodied Classics, and cars from the collection of Arturo and Deborah Keller,” said Larry Moss, Chairman of the Concours d’Elegance of America. Add to that drag cars, Jet Age compacts, boattails, cars of Amos Northup, Rolls- Royce Silver Ghosts and the bevy of typical concours classes and you’ve got a great mix of cars suited to a wide range of tastes. Despite the loss of RM Sotheby’s signature Motor City Auction, there remained plenty on the agenda for the weekend, including Friday’s Motoring Tour, Battle of the Brands (sort of an evening Cars & Coffee) and the Motor City Mingle dinner to benefit JDRF — an organization for diabetes research funding and advocacy. Saturday included numerous seminars, a Cars & Coffee event bolstered by nearly 600 cars, Concours d’Lemons, and the evening’s Chairman’s Dinner. The dinner honored Arturo and Deborah Keller as Collectors of the Year and FCA’s Global Head of Design Ralph Gilles as Enthusiast of the Year. Both showcased cars from their personal collections at Sunday’s concours, including five streamliners from the Keller Collection that had never been shown together. At Sunday’s concours awards ceremony, Best in Show American was presented to Joseph III and Margie Cassini’s stunning 1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria with coachwork by LeBaron. Best in Show Foreign was awarded to Jim Patterson’s equally spectacular 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A with Ramseier & Worblaufen coachwork. To the delight of the crowd, Can-Am cars were pa- Details Plan ahead: The 40th Concours of America at St. John’s is scheduled for July 27–29, 2018 Where: The Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI, 48170 Admission: $35 in advance, $45 at gate Number of cars: 300 on the show field Web: www.concoursusa.org 66 raded en masse. Rob Kaufman’s 1973 Porsche 917/30 took Best in Class honors as well as Spirit of the Automobilist (Otto Rosenbusch Memorial Award), offering a rare opportunity to both see and hear this incredible machinery. Ditto for the drag cars, with Best in Class awarded to the unusual supercharged rear-engine 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle owned by Kenneth Bigham. The ground shook during this display of American V8 horsepower. Perhaps most notable was the Silver Ghost class: an incredible assemblage of 16 of the marque’s finest built Age Compacts — cars we’ve essentially forgotten and never see. Rich Baughman’s factory turbocharged 1962 Oldsmobile Jetfire coupe deservedly received Best in Class honors. Other notables included Most Significant Chrysler and a Lion Award in the American Class — Open Early to Joseph and Holly Crea, owners of a 1933 Chrysler Imperial CL convertible coupe with LeBaron coachwork. The Most Significant Ford and a Lion Award in the Gas Light class went to R. Andrew Haerrala and Kim Fox’s 1903 Model A. The Off Brothers’ 1946 Bentley Mark VI coupe bodied by Figoni et Falaschi was the recipient of The Most Elegant Car Award along with Best in Class European Post-War. In the hotly contested Muscle Car and Cobra Classes, Best in Class was presented to Lowell Otter’s 1967 Shelby GT500 KR and Leland Cross’ 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 roadster, respectively. Nearly 300 vehicles graced the show field and more than 100 were honored with awards. Moss noted, “We had cars from all over the U.S. — California to New Jersey and Texas to Florida. Without question, this was our largest attendance in memory.” Perfect weather on top of that great range of featured cars combined to make this a memorable event for spectators, car owners, concours organizers and volunteers alike. ♦ Best in show american — Joe and Margie Cassini’s 1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria by LeBaron Sports Car Market Photo by Preston Rose


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Feature 2017 Atlanta Concours d’Elegance Firing on All Cylinders in Atlanta A fresh concours comes into its own in its second year Story and photos by Mark Moskowitz Courtesy of Atlanta Concours Best of show european — 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K cabriolet of the Evergreen Collection A ll things considered, it’s surprising that the Atlanta Concours on Château Élan’s 18th fairway didn’t happen sooner. Atlanta is a car town. It launched one of NASCAR’s first super speedways in 1960, its historic Road Atlanta exists in the upper pantheon of U.S. sports car circuits, and the city’s Caffeine and Octane hosts more than 3,000 cars each month. Granted, roadblocks can stop a concours before any cars hit the field, but those can disappear when you enlist the help of Don Panoz, a true car guy who facilitated the development of the sports cars and Le Mans class-winning racers that bear his name. Panoz is also the developer of Château Élan, the 3,500-acre winery and resort that the Atlanta Concours calls home. And it has not hurt to have Mercedes-Benz and Porsche as concours supporters — both have their U.S. headquarters in Atlanta. These synergies and a host of hard-working volunteers carried the Atlanta Concours past its first year in 2016 and through a more-thansuccessful second year on September 30 and October 1. This year’s event featured separate classes of Ford, Chevrolet, Cadillac and Chrysler’s fabulous finned cars from the ’50s and ’60s. There was also a class featuring Lozier, a performance and luxury vehicle produced over 10 years in the early 20th century. Seven Loziers — perhaps the largest gathering since production — were displayed. Jeff Chaffin, who admits to “always being obsessed with Brass cars,” displayed a 1908 Lozier Model H Briarcliff. “The factory wanted the car raced; you could buy an optional larger accessory fuel tank, and the body came off with the removal of four bolts… The factory manual Details Plan ahead: The 2018 Atlanta Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for September 29 and 30, 2018 seven Loziers — performance and luxury cars produced in the early 20th century — on display 68 Where: The Château Élan Golf Club, Golf Club Drive, Braselton, GA Number of Cars: 170 Admission: $35 to $220 Judging standard: ICJAG Web: www.atlantaconcours.org Rob and Leah Adams’ 1956 Arnott Sports Special 1100 roadster won the Karen L. Krix “Spirit of the Atlanta Concours” trophy instructed the driver not to shift into fourth until you hit 60 mph!” Unique stories and unique cars dotted the fairway. Robert Johns found his wife “hesitant” when he brought home his ivory 1941 Cadillac Series 62 convertible. “It drips and it smells,” she said. A restoration, multiple wedding appearances, and reliability on a few 200-mile trips brought acceptance. “People smile at us and we smile back.” Tim Lingerfelt won the Early Porsche class. He had purchased his then-red convertible from Virginia Porsche guru Weldon Scrogham. Both had been surprised when the restoration process revealed orange paint; Lingerfelt relayed that it was the only 1965 356C cabriolet made in that color. Floridian Frank Rubino brought a rarely seen Silverstone Healey, and Rob and Leah Adams deservedly won the Karen L. Krix “Spirit of the Atlanta Concours” trophy for their 1956 Arnott Sports Special 1100, a Coventry Climax-powered racer and creation of Daphne Arnott. Best of Show American was the 1930 Packard 745 SP phaeton of Chip Cofer from nearby Tucker. Its award-winning restoration was completed in 1986. It sported a dual cowl and Pilot-Ray Self Steering Automatic Safety Lights; both were Packard factory options. Best of Show European was the black-on-black 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet of the Evergreen Collection — a 2016 Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence award winner at Pebble Beach. Owner Steve Plaster had taken delivery of it just five months earlier. He had planned to fix a few dents and repair the supercharger prior to the show. ”It was a snowball restoration: we had to remove the fenders to fix the supercharger, we found imperfections in the frame and more… we ended up investing more than 5,000 man hours.” Event celebrities included Publisher Keith Martin, who served as chief judge and moderator throughout the weekend, and honoree Bob Varsha, an Atlanta resident and a pioneer in Formula One race reporting in a then-less-than-receptive United States. Varsha also helped characterize and popularize Barrett-Jackson auctions as TV spectacles. The 2017 Atlanta Concours was a success. Sponsors were varied and plentiful. Support from the local and national car collector communities was evident and encouraged by initiatives like the Magnificent Seven, allowing seven great cars from the Saturday “Drivers” show to appear again on Sunday for the main event and compete for their own trophies. Crowds approached 3,000 each day. By all measures a fabulous start for a very young concours in a town devoted to cars. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Feature Miami to Monterey The Little Bradley That Could I didn’t think this car would make it from Florida to Monterey Car Week, but SCM’s readers overcame the odds by Garrett Long ruler of all it surveys — sCM’s mighty Bradley GT at Coronado heights in Lindsborg, Ks treks across the U.S., and the writing should have been on the wall here, especially when he started coming by my desk to show me Bradley GTs on the East Coast. For those of you keeping score, SCM HQ is in Oregon — only about 3,000 miles away from the VW-powered hulks Keith was talking up. In May, he pulled the trigger on a car K that just so happened to be in Florida. Soon after, I was managing a crew of SCM drivers in a questionably complete 43-year-old Volkswagen kit car making its way from Fort Lauderdale, FL, to Monterey, CA, in the midst of summer. Keith’s initial logic seemed sound: The Bradley uses a VW Beetle drivetrain, so it’s simple and if it breaks, parts are plentiful and cheap, even in small-town America. But a quote from Mike Tyson comes to mind: “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Fellowship of fiberglass When we called on participants for this quest, I was shocked at the initial response. Apparently SCM has quite a few masochists as subscribers. Droves of applications poured in and I settled on nine drivers, but the fellowship wasn’t meant to last. 70 Tempting. What do you think we could hock it for? eith Martin has joked about buying a Bradley GT for a few years. Why not? It shares the same name as his son, and having one could be fun for a while, right? Add to that the history of SCM setting up subscriber-driven With breakdown number one — a call from rainstorm-drenched driver Richard Lincoln from the side of the road at an ungodly hour — it became clear that just because we had a schedule and capable drivers didn’t mean we’d be able to stick to the plan. While the drivers did their best to be flexible, if the planned handoff on a Sunday was delayed from bad wiring (happened) or a total failure of the front suspension (also happened), we’d be benched. Most people can’t take unplanned days off with less than a 24-hour notice. Driver Paul Dell’Aira’s leg of the trip, starting in Cincinatti, OH, was vital in getting the Bradley to Monterey on time. But it wasn’t smooth sailing for him, either. As Dell’Aira made it 30 miles south of Indianapolis, IN, the Bradley fainted. A faulty voltage regulator cut the next crucial leg short, and just 48 hours after the car was fixed, Dell’Aira was leaving on a family vacation. It was red alert. Onward or bust Shipping the car was essentially a cyanide pill in my mind — a move completely against the spirit of the trip. So I played my strongest — and most desperate — card and emailed every subscriber in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana with a call to action. Luke Chennell — the next driver, in McPherson, KS, based and a professor at the McPherson College Automotive Restoration Department — volunteered to make a drive to pick Sports Car Market


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Tales from the Driver’s Side Driver: Richard Lincoln Leg: Fort Lauderdale, FL, to Charlotte, NC When approaching the Bradley, I saw an exposed rusty engine, sun-faded paint, massive gaps in the gullwing doors and plexiglass windows that didn’t open. It got even worse when I started driving the thing, with its crunchy gearbox and laughable brakes. It broke down three times, maxing out my AAA tows in one journey. I had to wear swim trunks, a raincoat and yellow-tinted biking glasses due to the leaky doors flowing buckets of rain in on my face. We forget that every trip in an old car is a journey. Every time you drive a classic car, it requires a full-time commitment and leaves you with meaning — the Bradley GT was no exception. While the Bradley can’t offer meaningful acceleration or adequate airflow, it’s a reminder that life is about enjoying the journey, not the destination. Driver: Luke Chennell Leg: Cincinnati, OH, to Vail, CO One Friday night after a couple of drinks and emails, I made a questionable decision. The Bradley was stuck in Cincinnati with no easy way to get it to me in McPherson, KS. So I messaged two of my friends who support questionable decisions, and each of them said A glimpse of the future courtesy of artist and SCM Contributor Larry Trepel the car up along with SCM Auction Reporter Brett Hatfield and another friend of theirs. As all the Bradley’s quirks and failures started to show themselves in the first thousand miles, the car just needed to make it to McPherson. There, a crowd of automotive restoration students could descend upon it and fix some of what was wrong. Flying high By the time the Bradley left Kansas, it was relatively smooth sailing. With a new removable rear window and plenty of exercise, the Bradley was now fairly reliable and on its way to Don Welch in Colorado, who claimed to like driving it. After Welch came Daniel K. Nelson in Las Vegas. Nelson made some improvements of his own and then experienced a stuck throttle and a gullwing door that flew open. Finally, Todd Wilson in San Diego took the Bradley down the home stretch (or up, geographically) into Monterey. Almost unbelievably, it made it. It broke down again in Monterey and the driver’s door fell off, but it made it. After being loaded (with its detached door) in a Reliable Carriers truck with Keith’s brake-less Alfa, the Bradley made it back to SCM headquarters in Portland, OR, the week after Monterey. North to Alaska? As of now, the Bradley has had brake work, a new transmission — this one with the luxury of second gear — and other niggles straightened out. So naturally, some of our drivers want to drive it again, and they’re thinking Alaska this time. I fully expected the Bradley trip to end with a laugh somewhere on the side of I-70, not a victory lap. But just like before, I’m sure the Bradley will surprise me again. I just hope all of you will remember to Don’t sweat it, kid. We have no idea how it made it to Legends of the Autobahn, either January 2018 take some photos along the way. ♦ “I’m in” before I even told them about what we were about to do. All good road trips are fueled with a mixture of hubris and barbecue, and we did our best on the 10-ish-hour drive to consume large amounts of both. We found our pearl, the Bradley, in a quiet Cincinnati neighborhood with a kind host who handed off the keys to us in the dark. Thus began 10 days of roaring across America in a ridiculous car with no one but myself accountable. The car nearly caught fire, and it tore portions off my scalp. I saw the broad sweep of the Mississippi Valley, the great climb of the Rocky Mountains and the incomparable beauty and people of the Great Plains in that car. On its final leg with me, I took it over Weston Pass, sublimely passing novice four-wheelers in their Wranglers who gave me an amazed smile and wave. Every single day felt like a great achievement, in a way that you might never experience in a better car. Driver: Don Welch Leg: Vail, CO, to Las Vegas, NV As the Bradley sat in my driveway, I thought, “Will this odd- looking piece of junk make it to Las Vegas?” I didn’t think so. I had 600 miles of hot, desolate, no-cell-coverage Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada landscape to get through. It was a scary proposition. I wondered what I had agreed to do. The Bradley was uncomfortable, ugly and noisy. The gullwings didn’t close properly. It had no a/c or rolldown windows. I initially thought Keith Martin was nuts to buy this car for his son, but I changed my mind as I drove it. I wanted to keep the Bradley. Its roughness and simplicity appealed to me more and more as I racked up isolated miles. It was a very hot trip (112 Fahrenheit). By the time I arrived in Las Vegas 11 hours later, I had lost 1½ pounds of sweat. Would I do it again? Absolutely. It was a great road trip and I was in love with this car… What!? ♦


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Sports Car Market PROFILES IN THIS ISSUE Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ Significant Sales That Provide a Snapshot of the Market FERRARI: 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Alloy, p. 76 ENGLISH: 1962 Daimler SP250 “Police Spec,” p. 78 ETCETERINI: 1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal coupe, p. 80 GERMAN: 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, p. 82 AMERICAN: 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow, p. 84 RACE: 1963 Ford Galaxie 500, p. 86 NEXT GEN: 2011 BMW 1M coupe, p. 90 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow; Darin Schnabel ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s 74 Sports Car Market


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Ferrari Profile 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Alloy I can’t blame the buyer for his exuberance — you can make more money; you can’t make another barn-find Alloy Daytona by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1968–73 Number produced: 1,284 coupes (seven in Alloy) Original list price: $19,500 (add approximately $1,000 for Alloy) Current SCM Median Valuation: $772,800 (steel body) Tune-up cost: $3,500 Distributor cap: $195 reproduction, $450 OEM Chassis # Location: On frame above right front spring mount Engine # Location: Below head on rear passenger’s side of block Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 1972–73 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder, 1962–64 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso, 1964–66 Ferrari 275 GTB SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 12653 Engine number: B18 commissioned two aluminum-body street versions of the Daytona, chassis 12547 and this car, 12653. Chassis 12547 existed for many years as a road car but O has subsequently been converted to competition specs. This car is the only surviving road specification Alloy Daytona. A unique car that no other collector can claim owner- ship to, this Daytona holds distinct ties to its competition brethren. Presented here in a barn-find state of condition, chassis 12653 remains remarkably authentic in many ways. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 126, sold for $2,179,242, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s “Leggenda e Passione” auction in Maranello, ltaly, on September 9, 2017. “When the top goes down, the price goes up.” If you attended many automobile auctions, you’ve undoubtedly heard that phrase. Now it’s time to add a new phrase to the auction scene: “When the dirt comes off, the price goes down.” I can easily understand the romantic appeal of a car that has recently escaped from years in a darkened 76 ver 1,200 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 “Daytonas” were produced. Five were lightweight Alloy competition cars, which dominated the 24 Hours of Daytona. Further to those, Ferrari shed surrounded by family cast-offs, but I’ve never understood why a filth-covered derelict will sell for more money than the same car would with the dirt washed off. Dirty glory Barn finds have always been part of the auction scene, but lately they seem to have become high theater. an auction catalog’s photo essay of a barn find can rival National Geographic’s coverage of the opening of an Egyptian pharaoh’s tomb. Dirt on the cars is carefully preserved as if the more dirt on the car, the more valuable the find. Cars shipped thousands of miles arrive at an auction with none of the dirt disturbed. How does that happen? In the auction catalog, any information on climate control or varmints will be missing, as will descriptions of rusted undercarriages and dry leather. It seems to be more important to ensure the as-found condition than it is to give the buyer any hint of the surprises waiting under that gritty surface. The truth of the matter is few dusty cars got put away in great condition. Usually, cars were put away because they became so run-down that their owners didn’t want to drive them anymore. Sometimes something broke and the owner just never got around to fixing it. Think about it this way: If there was a great car under most barn finds’ carefully curated dust, you can believe the auction 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona NART Competizione Lot 128, s/n 12467 Condition: 3+ Not sold at $4,800,000 Keno Brothers, New York, NY, 11/18/2015 SCM# 270146 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Plexi Lot 135, s/n 13315 Condition: 2 Sold at $828,522 RM Sotheby’s, Maranello, ITA, 9/9/2017 SCM# 6846447 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione Group 4 Lot 221, s/n 16363 Condition: 3+ Not sold at $2,887,500 RM Auctions, Maranello, ITA, 5/17/2009 SCM# 120566 Sports Car Market ©2017 courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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company would have detailed it to the nines and highlighted that condition. The intrigue of lost treasure is the appeal here, and it’s expensive. Hiding in Japan rM sotheby’s Daytona #12653 was no exception. The car first stirred the loins of the Ferrari cognoscenti in 2004, when blurry pictures of a dust-covered red Daytona showed up on eBay. The car was identified as an Alloy Daytona that had been expatriated to Japan more than four decades earlier. Pictures showed the car stored in a dirt-floor lean-to surrounded by clutter. A Ferrarichat thread followed the auction and speculated about the mysterious Daytona. There was speculation on whether the car was really an Alloy car and speculation on whether the car was really in Japan. The answer to the former question was still ambiguous when the thread died. The later question was satisfied when a sharp-eyed poster spotted a discarded bag of Purina dog food labeled with Japanese characters. The eBay auction was apparently placed by an ambitious broker who somehow discovered the car. The owner hadn’t authorized the broker to sell the car, but the broker hoped to land an offer large enough to entice the owner to sell. This brought some consternation from interested parties who chased the car only to find their offers ultimately declined. Bill Noon of symbolic International was one of the bidders in the eBay auction. Symbolic had boots on the ground in Japan and had been chasing the car for years. They had previously sent someone to see the car, and while horrified with what they found, made several offers nonetheless. Their offers were always rebuked by the owner, who clearly was not ready to sell. Things change over 13 years. allegedly, an australian broker finally caught the owner in a selling mood. He quickly consigned the car to RM Sotheby’s for the Maranello sale. Plenty of needs The decades parked in a dirt-floor shed were not kind to this car. The steel components were pitted and deteriorating. Alloy bodywork does not rust but corrodes in its own way. There no telling what damage the moisture in the dirt did to the frame. Any repair of the main structure will be extensive and expensive. Pictures of the interior show it as intact and in decent condition, but looks can be deceiving. The foam under the soft trim has probably turned to dust, and the leather is probably as hard as cardboard. Left alone, the interior would make an interesting display, but using the car as intended will require a complete renovation. The car has not turned a mile in decades and there’s no word on what condition it was in when put away. A look under the hood reveals dust everywhere, pitted plating and a potential minefield of issues. Brakes, clutch and every bearing should be considered compromised. A few squirts of Marvel Mystery Oil and a new battery will not bring this one back to life. Display or restore? Preservation is pretty much out of the question for chassis 12547. It has already been painted at least once and it is too far gone for a sympathetic restoration. There are only two ways to go with this car: It can be totally restored, or it can be kept as-is and put on display like Peter Mullin did with the $365k Bugatti Brescia Type 22 salvaged from the bottom of Lake Maggiore in Switzerland (see SCM April 2010, p. 44). But as chassis 12653 is the baddest Daytona short of an Alloy com- petition model, I’m sure it will be restored. The seller offered to pay for Ferrari Classiche certification, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Classiche is chosen to do the restoration. Pricing a special car Valuing a unicorn is a daunting task. Studying sales of other rare Alloy versions of production Ferraris like an Alloy 275 GTB/4 or an Alloy 250 GT California Spyder helps determine a theoretical premium. This car would be worth much less than one of the Alloy competition Daytonas, so there’s an upper end. Add in the most a restoration could cost and you have a range of value. Of course, two determined bidders can blow the theory, and that’s what happened in Maranello. Using a 100% premium for the Alloy body, less the cost of restoration, #12653 probably sold for $500,000 more than it should have. I can’t blame the buyer for his exuberance, though — you can make more money; you can’t make another #12653. The buyer got a very special car. Once restored, its light weight will make any drive an adventure, and at any show, everyone will want to look it over. This was a lot of money to spend and there’s a long road ahead for the new owner, but under all that dust is a treasure in the ultimate street Daytona. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $1,500,000 $1,250,000 $1,000,000 $770,000 $750,000 $514,274 $500,000 $250,000 $0 January 2018 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe $1,155,000 $1,045,000 $1,155,000 This Sale: $2,179,242 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 77


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English Profile 1962 Daimler SP250 “Police Spec” Convertible Met police Darts were aimed at cracking down on the scourge of the North Circular: bikers swarming from the Ace Café by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1959–64 Number produced: 2,648 Chassis # location: Plate screwed to right side of bulkhead (and usually another welded to front crossmember) Engine # location: Front right of cylinder block near water pump Tune-up cost: $300 Distributor cap: $43 Club: Daimler SP250 Owners Club Web: www.daimlersp250dartownersclub. com Alternatives: 1954 Kaiser Darrin, 1964–67 Morgan Plus 4 Plus, 1964–67 Sunbeam Tiger SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: 104052R T his beautiful SP250 is one of 26 purchased by the Metropolitan Police, and details of its acquisition and service record are on file together with a charming photograph showing the Daimler on parade. For 13 seasons, 670 ELL was used as a course car at the Goodwood Revival Meeting, being driven around the circuit before and after each race or ahead of the featured parades. Considered one of the best and most reliable of Goodwood’s “official” cars, the Daimler has also been featured in several magazines. 670 ELL was with its previous owner for 32 years, benefiting from an ongoing program of restoration, maintenance and improvement. The sizeable history file contains invoices from Daimler specialists for various works, including an engine rebuild and interior re-trim. Unlike many of its kind, this particular SP250 remains in remarkably original condition while benefiting from discreet improvements such as a brake servo and new lever-arm dampers. The Daimler’s current owner — former racing driver Win Percy, three-time winner of the British Touring Car Championship — purchased the car at auction in October 2011. He describes its overall condition as very good; he advises us that the engine was totally rebuilt within the last 1,500 miles, and that he had rack-andpinion steering installed to make the car less of an effort to control. 104052R is listed under Win’s name in the owners’ section of the Daimler SP250 Passport (2017). 78 Offered with MoT to August 2018 and a V5C document, this wonderful example of the now ultra-rare police-specification SP250 would surely be a welcome invitee at any future Goodwood meeting. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 252, sold for $72,940, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale on September 9, 2017. Various police forces, including australia and New Zealand, used these V8 Daimlers to snare speeding motorists, but The Met (London’s police force) had the most, totaling 26. Speccing them as autos seems perhaps an odd thing to do, but they feature a cable-operated intermediate gear hold so as not to blunt acceleration too much. Maximum power of 140 hp doesn’t seem like a lot (though it’s about the same as a 260-ci in a Sunbeam Tiger) but these were quick cars in their day, with over 120 mph allegedly available at a time when even big Triumphs and Nortons would barely breach “the ton.” Catching the Café Racers As well as hunting down the usual gamut of villains and blaggers — speeding through the West end with the Winkworth bell at full chat must have been much more fulfilling than wading through gigabytes of data in today’s fight against cybercrime — Met-police Darts were aimed at cracking down on the scourge of the North 1964 Daimler SP250 “police spec” convertible Lot 311, s/n 104368 Condition: 2 Sold at $126,684 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 9/12/2015 SCM# 266810 11961 Daimler SP250 convertible Lot 17, s/n 102526 Condition: 2 Sold at $63,159 H&H, Woodcote Park, U.K., 6/5/2017 SCM# 6839485 1963 Daimler SP250 automatic convertible Lot 40, s/n 101553 Condition: N/A Sold at $75,157 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 3/21/2015 SCM# 264470 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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Circular: Bikers swarming from the Ace Café and other transport cafés like it. Glamorized by films such as “The Leather Boys” (1964), legend is that back in the day, the aim of the bikers was to complete the three-mile lap to the Hanger Lane roundabout and back before the two-and-a-bit-minute song-of-the-day had finished on the jukebox. The Ace Café’s still there, by the way, resurrected in recent times, but sadly, such feats of derring-do are no more than legends — or memories for the lucky few. The right bits Rose-tinted fantasies aside, survivors are quite well accounted for by both the Police Car UK Club and the Daimler SP250 Owners’ Club. This one retains most of its police gear: an operational bell, correct-style driving light, radio (though it doesn’t work), microphone, aerial, passenger’s footrest and radio-interference suppression kit on the engine. Met cars had a large, separately driven calibrated speedometer and this is still with the car, but not fitted, and the lot included an original Metropolitan Police document folder compiled by one of its former drivers. Also included were a car cover and a copy of Percy’s biography, Win 1, which includes a picture of him with the car. For trivia fans, Win 1 was written by his old friend Spike Anderson, creator of the Samuri Datsun Z cars in which Win got his first proper break in racing. So here we have a car with cast-iron provenance, though with a few Various police forces, including Australia and New Zealand, used these V8 Daimlers to snare speeding motorists, but The Met (London’s police force) had the most, totaling 26. mods from original. In 2003, Win became partially disabled following a gardening accident that led to complications, so the fitment of rackand-pinion steering (which can allow electric assistance) plus brake servo are understandable and easily reversible for originality anoraks. Same goes for the wire wheels, when all period pictures of the Met cars show them on discs. The automatic was a must, hence the attractiveness of the police- spec SP250. Win is on record as saying that aside from the fact that he always liked the SP250, the main reason for his purchase was that as Driving Standards Advisor for Goodwood, it was a highly appropriate mount. A market price The high-water mark for a police-spec SP250 is $126,684 (then £82,140), achieved at the September 2015 Goodwood Revival sale (SCM# 266810). That car had been bought by Chris Evans at a Historics at Brooklands auction in August 2014 for £50,400 (then $85,500), and was being disposed of along with other cars in his collection, some of which sold for a similarly celebrity-inflated price of about 50%. About the time that Percy bought this car in 2011, I drove one of its sister police cars (550 CLU) for sale at a dealer asking £60k (about $100k), which we both felt at the time was slightly speculative money. So it would appear that the top price for a near-concours SP250 approached £60k at the most recent high swell of the market, and like everything else, has dropped back between 10% and 20%. Win is a celebrity in motor-racing circles, though if you’d met him you’d never guess it, so it’s hard to say if his ownership has enhanced the value, or whether being the best-known “Dart” in the world means the car carries a premium by itself. Either way, it was sold about right, and Win showed a small profit — enough to cover the auction costs, but maybe not enough to include the rack conversion and engine rebuild too. I’d say that’s reasonable cost of ownership, and everybody got out just fine. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $150,000 1962 Daimler SP250 Convertible $120,000 $90,000 $60,000 $36,084 $30,000 $0 January 2018 $53,900 $80,379 $101,752 This Sale: $72,940 $126,684 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 79


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupe If that grimy four-cam V8 is in good shape, there’s no harm done here at almost $90k — but that’s a pretty large assumption by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1971–77 Number produced: 3,925 Original list price: $8,000 (approximate) Current SCM Median Valuation: $77,000 Major service cost: $750 Distributor cap: $150 Chassis # location: Engine compartment bulkhead Engine # location: Intake side of engine near front Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club USA Web: www.aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 1975–81 Jaguar XJS 1972–74 BMW 3.0CS 1974–79 Dino 308 GT4 SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: AR1426316 I nspired by Bertone’s Alfa-based styling exercise penned by Marcello Gandini exhibited at the 1967 Montreal Expo, the two-seater Montreal coupe debuted at the Geneva Salon in 1970. Unlike the Expo prototype that used Alfa’s 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, the production Montreal used a “civilized” version of the T33 sports prototype’s four-cam V8. Designed with the classic endurance races in mind, this unit had started life in 2.0-liter form back in 1967 and would demonstrate considerable scope for enlargement. An opportunity to supply engines for the Australia/New Zealand Tasman Series prompted the first stretch to 2.5 liters, which was followed by further enlargement to 3.0 liters, in which form the Alfa engine was used in Formula One by McLaren. Campaigned by the factory-backed Autodelta team, the 2.0-liter T33s were frequent class winners in international sports car races. Alfa’s V8 first appeared in a road car in the T33 Stradale of 1967. The limited-edition Stradale had used the V8 in its original 2.0-liter form, but the Montreal’s version displaced 2,593 cc. Producing 200 hp at 6,500 rpm courtesy of electronic ignition and SPICA mechanical fuel injection, the Montreal’s front-mounted, dry-sump engine drove the rear wheels via a ZF 5-speed gearbox. Sourced from the contemporary Giulia 1750 GTV, the running gear comprised independent front suspension and a live rear axle plus disc brakes all around. Aided by its slippery fastback body, the Montreal was good for a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph) and in spite of the hefty price tag, proved very popular. This beautiful Montreal was first registered to its 80 original owner in the Italian province of Ascoli Piceno on June 15, 1973, and remained in that province until 2013. Presented in its original livery of red with black velvet cloth interior, the car currently displays a total of just under 22,000 kilometers on the odometer, and judging from its condition, this is very likely to be the true distance covered from new. The paint is believed to be original, while the interior still has the original clear plastic protection to the outer sides of the driver’s and passenger’s footwells. The Montreal was purchased by the current vendor in 2013 for his large private collection in the U.K., and since acquisition has been looked after by his in-house mechanic. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 52, sold for $87,510 (€74,750, €1=$1.17), including buy- er’s premium, at Bonhams’ Zoute, Belgium, auction on October 6, 2017. Few automobile companies have done better than Alfa Romeo in bringing “dreams” to the road. After the Sprint Speciale gave us a B.A.T. we could put in our garage and the insane Tipo 33 Stradale sated the lust of 18 of the luckiest people on the planet, the futuristic expo ’67 Montreal show car came to the showroom. Not only did they actually build the Bertone beauty, but in place of the expected Giulia twin-cam inline four was a four-cam V8 — a scion of the Tipo 33’s racing engine. Of course, it wasn’t exactly the engine that con- quered the Nürburgring, Daytona and Targa Florio. While the Tipo 33 Stradale of 1967–68 retained the racing engine’s flat-plane crankshaft, which allowed for 1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal coupe Lot 167, s/n AR1427253 Condition: 4+ Sold at $79,375 Artcurial, Monte Carlo, MCO, 7/2/2017 SCM# 6840109 1971 Alfa Romeo Montreal coupe Lot 172, s/n AR1425276 Condition: 2Sold at $70,400 Bonhams, Greenwich, CT, 6/4/2017 SCM# 6836122 1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal coupe Lot 171, s/n AR1426330 Condition: 2Sold at $83,614 RM Sotheby’s, Paris, FRA, 2/8/2017 SCM# 6817244 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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much higher horsepower output at high revs, the lower-range torque that the traditional cross-plane crank in the Montreal’s V8 delivered was obviously preferable for a car that was expected to see regular use on city streets as well as the high-speed Autostrada. Both the Tipo 33 Stradale and the Montreal also substituted chain-driven cams in place of the racers’ gear-driven ones. A delightful driver I had the great pleasure of living with a Montreal for a little more than a year, and I found it delightful. I loved the looks, the sound of the engine, the driving position and the effortless pace of the car around town and on the highway. I felt absolutely confident in any traffic situation. The only downside I found was the combination of the limitations of the Giulia-based platform and the width of the V8 engine. It results in the Montreal having a turning circle closer to that of an Italian luxury liner than a sports car. A Montreal owner should get used to multi-point U-turns, although on the road it didn’t seem that bothersome except on the sharpest of uphill hairpin turns. The Montreal was never officially imported to the U.s., so all the cars found here will have the same specification as those in the rest of the world. It also means that California residents want one built before 1976. Interestingly, at a time when air conditioning was rare on Italianmarket cars, a number of Montreals came so equipped. Almost none of the cars I’ve encountered in the U.S. seem to have it, but increasingly I run into them for sale in Italy. Our subject car was air-conditioned, although no statement was made concerning its function. More importantly, the impossible-to-replace rear hatch struts still worked — an important point when looking at one of these cars. Presentable, but with questions The generally gentle life this car may have had was also evidenced by the almost unscratched alloy door-sill plates and the original knitcloth seat fabric — another irreplaceable item. although rather baggy on the driver’s seat, it showed no tears or rips. Many cars have been retrimmed by now with leather or in a shinier nylon knit fabric similar to the original. The body appeared to be in decent condition, and the chrome trim seemed to be quite presentable. As for the mechanical condition, we can determine less. The entire point of a Montreal is its engine. It provides the ultimate satisfaction to be derived from this car and can be the source of the greatest pain. The grime of practically each of the 22,000 km covered is visible in this car’s engine compartment, which looks a bit more original than might be desirable for a new owner. While it seems a good idea to Seat Time I woke up one morning, logged into Bring-A-Trailer, and I saw this Montreal in its last 30 or so minutes of its auction listing. I think I might have overpaid at $85k — but I really liked the color. The car turned out just as beautiful as the pictures, but it was leaking oil all over the place and the battery was dead. I did a few checks and felt it was safe enough to drive the 30 minutes to my mechanic to go through it. Apparently it was leaking more than just oil — fuel was spurting out onto the manifolds and so much more. The mechanic said I was lucky to have made it to the shop. But after a good three to four months in the shop and $10,000 later, the car was finally ready. I was so pleasantly surprised with the driving quality I ended up driving the car every day for a few months. I live in Venice Beach and work in Hollywood, so a good one-hour drive can mean heavy traffic. I was able to really put the car to the test. On hot days when my Ferraris and Maseratis are basically unusable due to the severe engine heat that translates through the firewall and floors, the Montreal stays cool. No hot floors or firewall/dashboards like the other cars I have. Even the a/c works well. — Michael Kerns January 2018 find an original car with low mileage, it’s far more important for a car such as this to have been regularly exercised and properly maintained. The seller had apparently used it very little. and I would presume the new owner should budget for a major service and replacement of every rubber part and a tear-down service of the SPICA injection. A generous price For years after production ended, the Montreal lived in a shadow world. Values were generally low — a reflection of both its rarity and expense in running. Five years ago, a very good one might be bought for $50,000. The best never came to the market, as their owners preferred to hold on rather than sell for less than they might have put into them. Others were simply unwilling to let the cars go because their dynamic qualities could not be replaced by anything in the price range. After an extraordinary outlier auction sale of a very nice, but not perfect, example for $176,000 at Gooding & Company’s January 2014 Scottsdale event (SCM# 232413), there has been a slow drift downwards in auction sale prices from that peak. The absolute best Montreals now sell privately in the $130,000 range, with most in the market between $80k–$90k. In 2013, it can be agreed the seller purchased the car well below current levels, and that was reflected in the realistic estimate of $70k–$82k. Nearly $90k for a nicely original but somewhat worn and insuf- ficiently used Montreal is generous. If the engine is good, there’s no harm done here, but that’s a pretty large assumption. I hope the new owner sorts it then drives it as the builders intended. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $200,000 1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupe $150,000 $122,803 $100,000 $50,000 $0 $42,163 $99,000 This Sale: $87,510 $115,500 $176,000 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 81


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German Profile Column Author 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Claims of the ZF 5-speed adding 10% or 15% to the value of a 280SL are baloney — the 5-speed has its own separate market by Pierre Hedary Details Years produced: 1968–71 Number produced: 280SL, 23,885; ZF 5-speed, 882 Original list price: $6,897 Current SCM Median Valuation: $83,600 Major service: $800 (manual-transmission examples) Distributor cap: $39.50 Chassis # location: Plate fixed to cowl under hood Engine # location: Rear left area of engine block, below cylinders 5 and 6 Club: International Pagoda SL Group, Mercedes-Benz Club of America Web: www.sl113.org, www.mbca.org Alternatives: 1968–76 Triumph TR6, 1968–73 Porsche 911 targa, 1971–74 Jaguar E-type SIII V12 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 11304410004805 T his 280SL was delivered new with the rare and desirable optional 5-speed ZF gearbox and fitted with the even rarer option of a limited-slip differential (Mercedes-Benz Datenkarte on file). It was sold new to Mr. Herman Kaiser in Duisburg, Germany on September 3, 1968, receiving the registration number DUAZ10. Then on January 21, 1972, the car passed to Erna Kaffenberger, a resident of Trier, Germany. The car was reregistered as TREK65. In July 1983, Mrs. Kaffenberger moved to Saarbrücken and the car received the registration number SBS10. Later, Mrs Kaffenberger transferred the car’s ownership to her son, Peter Kaffenberger, the registration number remaining SBS10. Documentation from TÜV Saarland (dated May 17, 2003) confirms Peter Kaffenberger’s ownership and the odometer reading of 112,432 kilometers. In 2015/2016, Mr. Frank Bayer of Hanstedt, Germany, bought the 280SL, and during his ownership the car was mechanically overhauled (see invoice on file for almost €5,000). In addition, the car received a complete respray in its original white livery. Trimmed in contrasting blue leather, the interior remains beautifully original and is said to be in excellent condition. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 26, sold for $201,946, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Zoute sale in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, on October 6, 2017. When 280SLs come up and the words “manual trans- mission” are mentioned, the immediate question that follows is usually, “Does it have a 5-speed?” W113 280SLs equipped with the ZF 5-speed from the factory are very rare, and were not available new in the 82 U.s. Just 882 examples were produced — the majority of them in 1968. ZF 5-speed, the market leader The real truth here is that this was — at best — a $110,000 car with a $90,000 transmission. The combination of the two produces an economic miracle. The ZF box ultimately transforms a car that would likely have yielded a typical sale into one of the most sought-after cars on the market. If this had been a factory silver, black or two-tone example, a $300,000 estimate would have been realistic. But ultimately, I am glad this car showed up in its original colors of Papyrus White over blue, with its original interior. For those of us who obsesses over obscure options, I doubt that the limited-slip differential in this example added much more to the price. In the recent past, excellent restorations of typical 280SLs have sold at this price point, but in today’s market, $200k is 5-speed territory. All those things you hear about the ZF 5-speed adding 10% or 15% to the value of a 280SL are baloney — the 5-speed has its own separate market. 230, 250SL ZFs still attainable If you’ve been watching this market, you know that the acquisition of a 230sL or a 250sL causes less financial pain and suffering than a 280SL does. This advantage carries over to the 5-speed cars, too. It is completely possible to buy a 250SL just like our subject car, including the ZF, for a 50% discount over a 280SL. Many seasoned W113 anoraks have also commented that the 230SL and 250SL are more enjoyable to drive, effectively making the 280SL a status symbol. Is there anything else at work here besides the idea 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL ZF convertible Lot 26, s/n 11304410006445 Condition: 2+ Sold at $256,220 Bonhams, Knokke-Heist, BEL, 10/7/2016 SCM# 6805015 Sports Car Market 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible Lot 170, s/n 11304412015640 Condition: 2Sold at $88,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/19/2017 SCM# 6844642 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible Lot 141, s/n 11304412019017 Condition: 1Sold at $100,000 The Finest, Boca Raton, FL, 2/12/2017 SCM# 6827613 Courtesy of Bonhams


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that the last version is the best? Are we dealing with a case of market hysteria? The answer might just surprise you. More gears required In a 2011 discussion with Mercedes expert John Olson, I learned that under duress, the ZF is not an easy box to work with. Under mountainous conditions or in competition, it is notchy and heavy, and the second- and third-gear ratios don’t work well with the Mercedes engines. however, there is one benefit that outshines these denigrations: The engine speed in top gear on the highway is reduced, making the car easier to use on long trips. This has been a long-standing issue for Mercedes owners, who have often complained about the 4.08:1 rear axle ratio of most 280SLs. Even later cars with the 3.92:1 ratio are uncomfortable. The ZF offers some relief from this trauma, bringing engine speeds at 70 mph down from the 4,000-rpm range. The European variant of the 280SL was also equipped with a spe- cial higher-lift camshaft, effectively adding 10 horsepower. While this seems like a bonus, most of the extra grunt is over 5,000 rpm. Build it yourself And then there are the converted cars. Several years ago, ZF decided to make a short run of “original” 5-speed gearboxes for Mercedes applications. A conversion kit was sold with the unit, and with a conversion time of about 25 hours for a factory manual-transmission example, with parts and labor, you could have your own ZF 5-speed Pagoda for only $15,000. While this sum might bother the typical fastidious Mercedes en- thusiast, it was the only way anyone could have an “attainable” ZF example. I even considered doing it to my own 280SL. The market for cars that were converted (this was not an easy con- Seat Time I have a first- month production 280 SL (January ‘68) factory 4-speed manual, Prussian Blue over Parchment MB-Tex (the best color combination for W113s) in excellent condition. It’s been on some tours, is bulletproof and comfortable in the grand-touring tradition. The 4-speed makes long-distance highway travel annoying because 70 mph is about 4,000 rpm, so I subconsciously reach for that nonexistent fifth gear. But despite the noise, it’ll happily cruise at 4,500 rpm all day. My older German master mechanic tells me to just get over it. It is nose heavy during hard braking and handles more like a sporty sedan than a true sports car. On the other hand, it’s the only vintage sports car I have which my wife is willing to spend a few days driving in — my ‘58 Veloce Spider or ‘55 356 Pre A coupe, not so much. — Stephen H. Fraser January 2018 version, as it required extensive modification of the driveshaft, shift linkage and transmission mount) has yet to be determined, as almost all of them are in the hands of diehard Mercedes collectors. We can be certain about one thing: They aren’t going to bring the money our subject car did. Thankfully, other slightly less-expensive options exist. There are a few alternatives to the ZF box. A straightforward 5- or 6-speed Getrag conversion kit from the Dutch firm of Van Dyke Classic SL is available. Other innovative owners have installed the Tremec 5-speeds in their W113s, although that gearbox represents the opposite of Mercedes engineering. Another solution is the installation of a 3.27:1 axle from a 280SE 4.5, but the supply of these is getting thin. It is the only option if your 280SL is an automatic. Never a wreckstoration The market for most 280SLs peaked about three years ago. While the new average sales price is much higher than it was a decade ago, the sheer number of driver-level cars available on the market has driven the price down. Just like the 190SL, most of these were number 5 condition U.S. examples that were given a second lease on life. But this was not the typical wrecked-and-restored 280SL. This was an exceptionally optioned car with known history. In 2014, our subject ZF could have brought $325,000. While without the 5-speed, the known history would have added quite a bit to the price (without that history, this might have been a $65k–$75k car), this example is part of a small group of 280SLs that represent the pinnacle of the market — a documented ZF 5-speed example that has complete ownership history. Items such as original hose clamps, spark-plug wires and finishes were still present, making this a car any W113 fan would have loved to own. Still, because a good 4-speed example can deliver just as much excitement, I’d call this a well-sold Pagoda. Perhaps the market will prove me wrong. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $300,000 $250,000 $200,000 $150,000 $101,750 $100,000 $50,000 $0 $136,884 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible $264,000 $220,000 This Sale: $201,946 $256,220 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 83 Wally Wright


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American Profile 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow A million-and-a-half-dollar disparity in price might suggest a declining market, but that’s not the case here by Carl Bomstead Details Year produced: 1933 Number produced: Five Original list price: $10,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $2,310,000 (this car) Distributor cap: $500 Chassis # location: Metal plate on side of frame near front spring Engine # location: Right side of engine Web: www.pierce-arrow.org Alternatives: 1933 Duesenberg “Twenty Grand,” 1933 Packard “Car of the Dome,” Cadillac V16 Aero-Dynamic coupe SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 2575015 Body number: 1 T his Silver Arrow is recognized as being body number 1, the first Silver Arrow produced, and was used to debut the wild new ideas at East Coast auto shows during 1933, including both New York and Boston. Pierce-Arrow clientele were notoriously conservative and not really the people who bought super-streamlined dream machines — something PierceArrow would realize in the months that followed. When it came time to disperse the Silver Arrows, one was sold to a flamboyant doctor, and yet another to a Chicago artist — men who enjoyed the attention the car brought them. The same is true of the buyer of this car, M.C. Hudson, the San Francisco distributer of Crazy Water, the famous health-giving mineral water bottled in Texas since 1881. Liveried with Crazy Water logos, the Silver Arrow served to promote the famous miracle cure throughout California. Not merely an automobile, the Silver Arrow could be considered an Art Moderne monument and a symbol of the streamlined age at its finest and most audacious. Treasured and shown for over two decades but never sold, it was offered with considerable pride in what it has always been, first and foremost: a show stopper. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 265, sold for $2,310,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM Sotheby’s auction in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on October 6, 2017. The streamlined Silver Arrow was actually designed at General Motors, not Pierce-Arrow. The idea had originated from General Motors’ Art and Colour section as a result of a “Car of the Future” contest Harley Earl 84 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow Lot 5002, s/n 2575018 Condition: 2- Sold at $2,200,000 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/15/2012 SCM# 192491 had conducted with his staff. Phil Wright, a young stylist at GM, submitted his idea, but his career at GM was short-lived, as he became a victim of their Depressionaffected budget. Wright took his design with him. He constructed a 1/8th-scale model at his home and presented the idea to his friend, Roy Faulkner, who was a vice president at Pierce-Arrow. The design was well received, and Wright was hired and sent to South Bend, home of Studebaker and parent of Pierce-Arrow, to assist in the car’s development. As Studebaker had greater resources, they were tasked with bringing the project to fruition. Streamlines and deadlines The dramatic Silver Arrow was to place Pierce- Arrow at the forefront of the luxury-car market. But the 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow Lot 214, s/n 2575029 Condition: 2- Sold at $3,740,000 RM Sotheby’s, New York, NY, 12/10/2015 SCM# 270261 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Town Car Lot 231, s/n 2582 Condition: 1- Sold at $3,630,000 RM Sotheby’s, Fort Worth, TX, 5/2/2015 SCM# 265051 Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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team responsible for it was faced with the almost impossible task of constructing the car in just three months, as it was to be introduced at the New York automobile show. Their slogan was, “It gives you in 1933 the car of 1940.” The Silver Arrow utilized the production 175-horsepower V12 Pierce-Arrow engine and the traditional “ frog-eye” headlamp design, but aside from that it was a completely new car. It had a steel turreted hand-formed roof, spare tires hidden in the side compartments of the front fenders, recessed pull-out door handles, and enclosed running boards. Aerodynamic styling was featured throughout. Ten were planned on the 139-inch Pierce-Arrow chassis, but that was later revised to five. after the team hit their tight deadline, this car shipped to New York on New Year’s Day 1933, with Number 2 being shipped to Buffalo several days later. The third was shipped to Chicago for the World’s Fair “Century of Progress” exhibition, while the final two were sent to Buffalo in February and were used for promotional purposes. According to Paul Auman, superintendent of the body prototype department, all were painted a two-toned tan with the darker shade above the belt line. A rare original Unfortunately, the timing could not have been worse. Here was a $10,000 car, introduced just as Studebaker was heading for receivership. President roosevelt had also just declared a National Bank Holiday, which presented a bleak backdrop for introducing an expensive streamlined automobile. Plans for making the Silver Arrow a production car were dropped and the five cars were sold off. This car, chassis no. 1, spent two decades owned by a couple of Crazy Water distributors before becoming part of James Brucker’s famed Movie World Cars of the Stars Collection. It subsequently joined the Blackhawk Collection before being acquired by Thomas Derro in 1996. Restored during its tenure at the Blackhawk Collection, it continues to impress, with two small cracks on the right side of the hood as the only issues. It is stated to be the best-preserved, most authentic and most complete of the three remaining examples. During Derro’s two-decade ownership, it received several Best of Show awards as well as other prominent expressions of recognition. Bargain at any price rM sotheby’s, at their 2015 New York “Driven by Distinction” sale, sold Silver Arrow #3, which had been the Chicago Century of Progress car, for $3,740,000. It had once been part of the famed Henry Austin Clark Jr. Collection and prior to that it was owned by legendary collector D. Cameron Peck, who had acquired it for all of $250. A million-and-a-half-dollar disparity in sale price in two short years leads to the possible conclusion that someone overpaid for one or the other was a screaming deal. Well, I don’t think either scenario is the case. That was then, this is now, and the earlier sale was at the apex of the market taking place in a glitzy setting. The price paid here reflects the current market, but being a remarkable piece of automotive history, a silver arrow is a bargain at most any price. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) Seat Time For those of you who knew the late, great Gordon Apker, you knew him to be generous with his cars. I don’t have the VIN, but I remember the Pierce Arrow was — like all of his cars — impeccably restored and beautifully maintained. In the early ’80s, I joined the Pacific NW CCCA caravan. For one of the drives, Gordon asked if I’d like to drive one of his cars. Keys in hand, I joined one of the now-famous Al McEwan-directed tours in the Pacific Northwest. I may not remember the exact year, but I do remember my impressions of the Silver Arrow. It was fitted with a “Startix” — a clever device that engaged the engine starter automatically. Next step, first gear. Again, I was presented with something unique: a Wilson Pre-Selector gearbox. A manual shift lever “pre-selects” the next gear to be used, and then the clutch is engaged. For example, after you first pull away from a stop, and still in first gear, select second gear, then when you’re ready to shift into second, just depress the clutch and voila — into second. The third thing I found fascinating while driving the Silver Arrow was its “free- wheeling” feature. I could lift my foot from the accelerator and allow the car to coast while still in gear. When I wanted more speed, I’d just step on the gas pedal and it would disengage and be back in gear again. Though I was traveling in a group of show-stopping cars, I’d notice that whenever we’d stop for a break, I had no trouble remembering where I’d parked. I’d just look for a cluster of people surrounding one car. I knew they were looking at the Silver Arrow. — Diane Brandon January 2018 85


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Race Car Profile 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 This was a wonderful, anarchic poke in the eye to everything traditional — a wallowing, bellowing bull tearing up the china shop of British saloon racing by Thor Thorson Details Year produced: 1963 Number produced: Three Original list price: $3,350 Current SCM Median Valuation: $621,440 (this car) Chassis # location: Left door jamb Engine # location: N/A Cost per hour to race: $750 Alternatives: 1960–63 Jaguar 3.8 Mk II, 1964–65 Ford Falcon Sprint, 1965–66 Shelby GT350 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 3N66r143030 H ere we offer the John Willment Automobiles Ltd. racing team’s Ford Galaxie 500 — the landmark car in which the late, great, hugely popular driver Jack Sears stood the racing record on its head and shattered those long years of Jaguar domination. The Galaxie was a 400-horsepower 7-liter “Lightweight,” built by NASCAR stock-car racing specialists Holman & Moody in Charlotte, NC. It would be the first of three destined for the British saloon car-racing scene. We commend Gentleman Jack’s 1963 Willment Ford Galaxie to the connoisseurial collectors’ market — in part as a truly historic Historic racing saloon but, most significantly, as a truly iconic and valuable landmark car hopefully to be respected, preserved and cherished for future generations to enjoy. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 217, sold for $623,561, including buyer’s premium, at the Bonhams Goodwood Revival auction in Chichester, U.K., on September 9, 2017. Change in automobile racing is sometimes subtle and incremental, and sometimes it arrives like King Kong in New York, crashing through the old assumptions and conventions to create a new reality. This Ford Galaxie definitely represents the latter. After this car arrived, nothing was the same in British Saloon racing, or, for that matter, road racing throughout the world. Ripe for change British touring-car racing was split into under-2-liter and over-2-liter classes, and though the under-2-liter group was widely competitive, the over-2-liter group 86 had been owned exclusively by Jaguar for at least 10 years. It wasn’t so much that Jaguar was better than the competition, as that there really wasn’t anything else to run in the group. There was an awful lot going on in 1963: Automobile racing was enjoying a surge of international popularity as the post-war boom matured. Sensing the opportunities, Ford corporate was getting back into the racing game after a very long hiatus. Firestone and Goodyear were fighting for dominance in american motorsport, and in the process were developing the revolutionary “Wide Oval” tire technology. Though getting faster and still seriously unsafe, auto racing was still mostly amateur, and even the greatest names drove in anything they could get a ride in — saloons, Formula, endurance racing, often on the same weekend. Privateers still ran in Formula One. Commercial sponsorship was all but unknown. In hindsight, it is obvious that a huge change was about to happen. A monster crosses the pond In the fall of 1962, a London-based Ford dealer named John Willment decided (probably with encouragement from Ford Dearborn) that it would be both great fun and good business to form a racing team to put Ford’s best out in front of the British racing audience. English Ford’s new Lotus Cortina was sure to be a serious contender in under 2-liter. Why not try taking on Jaguar for the first-to-finish honors? If they were going to win, the only hope was big horsepower. The mid-sized Falcon hadn’t even gotten a V8 engine yet, so the option was to go for the full-sized Galaxie 500 with its optional 427 engine and a 4-speed. Sports Car Market 1964 Morris Mini Cooper Rally Lot 612, s/n A254553382 Condition: 2 Sold at $92,310 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 6/24/2005 SCM# 38658 1965 Shelby GT350 R fastback Lot 212, s/n SFM5R108 Condition: 3+ Sold at $770,000 RM Sotheby’s, Fort Worth, TX, 5/2/2015 SCM# 265149 1964 Lotus Cortina racer Lot 342, s/n 424391 Condition: 2Sold at $88,397 Silverstone, Warwickshire, U.K., 2/22/2014 SCM# 238394 Courtesy of Bonhams


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Ford agreed to supply three cars for the series, the first to Willment, to see what they could do. The 1963 Galaxie 500 was a monster compared to the Jaguars — 30 inches longer and 13 inches wider than Jag’s 3.8 Mk II — but it had been seriously developed by holman & Moody as a NasCar racer in the U.S. (admittedly strictly on ovals, but at least serious racing) so it wasn’t a stranger to competition, and Lord, did it have a horsepower advantage: 400 versus about 220 for the Jags. Interestingly, in racing trim, the Ford was only about 300 pounds heavier than the Jags. Fast in a straight line was going to be a given — the real issues were going to be whether it could stop, turn and not break. Driving honors for this first car were to be given to “Gentleman Jack” Sears, a highly competent and wildly popular Englishman who was available. Graham Hill, Roy Salvadori and other bigger-name drivers were already committed to Jaguar. This car was flown over from the U.s. just in time to enter the BrDC May race at Silverstone. Within bounds of the possible, it was properly set up for road racing, using double shock absorbers and stiff springs at all four corners, as well as huge sway bars to keep roll under control. It retained its drum brakes and a relatively weak clutch. Big rubber advantage Beyond brute power, the Galaxie also had one particular advantage: tires. Tire technology hadn’t progressed much until the early ’60s, but in the heat of competition over Indianapolis, Firestone and Goodyear had made a quantum leap: They figured out how to make a wide, low racing tire. The first ones became available in early 1963, and the Galaxie 500 was the first car to bring them to europe. The Jaguars ran a 15-inch-by-5-inch wide wheel and the tire had 5.5 inches of tread, while the new Firestones sat on a 15-inch-by-7-inch wide wheel and put 8 inches of tread on the ground. This was huge. It allowed far more of the available horsepower to get to the ground for acceleration and more than made up for the additional weight in the corners. The result was that the massive, bellowing “Yank tank,” as it was derisively nicknamed, proved to be more than a match for the Jaguars. at the initial silverstone race, Jack sears qualified on the pole, started slowly to save the clutch, then drove past the leading Jaguars on the first big straight. after that he never even took it out of top gear, his massive horsepower advantage easily overcoming mediocre brakes and a wallowing cornering stance as he stayed comfortably ahead to take the win. This pattern continued through the 1963 season, with Sears win- ning every race he finished. Two other Galaxies had arrived and were driven by Graham Hill and Jim Clark in various races. The big Fords proved unbeatable. January 2018 The basic script was repeated in 1964 with a few changes in drivers. Sears sometimes drove a Lotus Cortina in the under-2-liter class, so the monster got handed around a bit. At the end of 1964, it went to South Africa, where it continued its dominant ways and ended up staying there in the ownership of its South African driver “for old time’s sake” until 1988, when it was sold back to Jack Sears for the same sentimental reasons. He kept it for the rest of his life. His estate offered the car at this auction. Racing legend Ford Galaxie 500s generally are common as dirt, but this particular example is extraordinary. Both its race history and historical impact on racing are spectacular: It was the first wave of the “Yank invasion” that took over international racing in the mid-1960s. It was the introduction of the “Wide Oval” tire paradigm that changed racing forever. Above all, it was a wonderful, anarchic poke in the eye to everything traditional — a wallowing, bellowing bull tearing up the china shop of British saloon racing. The fact that it was British-entered, driven and eventually owned by “Gentleman Jack Sears,” one of the most revered British racers of the time, only adds to its sentimental value. It is a particularly important piece of British racing legend. In honesty, the car wouldn’t be competitive in current FIA vintage racing because it gets lumped in with the newer and far better-handling Falcons and Mustangs that followed its lead. At Goodwood, though, which is more historically inclined and limits entries to pre-1966, this car is a revered and all but guaranteed participant. There were only three, and I am told that the others are either gone or badly compromised, while this one is highly original. It’s a lot of money for a Ford Galaxie, but wow! What a ride! Fairly bought and sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $300,000 1963 Ford Galaxie $250,000 500 2-Door Hard Top $200,000 $150,000 $111,300 $100,000 $50,000 $0 $106,700 $183,600 $237,600 $170,500 This Sale: $623,561 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 87


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Race Car Profile The Cumberford Perspective More honest than the 250 GTO — but not much By Robert Cumberford 2 I know something about the details of these oversized race and rally cars because I typed the semi-honest FIA homologation documents and helped make some components. Only five units of the 5,000 claimed in those pages existed, but if anyone wanted an aluminum 1963 Galaxie bumper or other rarity, Ford would make one. Its number existed in parts catalogs, and Ford was honest about being willing to execute all orders. The Charlotte, NC, golf cart company that built five 40-gallon gas tanks would make you one too, just as it did for the four cars sent to Europe and Briggs Cunningham’s fifth “lightweight.” As far as I know, no one asked. The funny thing was, the FIA couldn’t believe so many rear-axle ratios existed (they did), but could believe the fiberglass parts did (they didn’t). Those Galaxies were really big, really fast and really hard to drive on narrow European rally r Holman & M Freddie Lorenze to drive anythin Galaxie during t entire NASCAR season, saying h needed to sense, to the sixteenth, where his car was. But he didn need brakes. The Europeans did, a adequate ones w totally unavailab they existed, the G chassis, suitably c could have won L in 1965. Or so Jo Holman and I be then. ♦ 12 88 1 4 3 5 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The long, uninterrupted fender line was slightly advantageous aerodynamically. 2 The so-called “fastback” roof was less so, but every little bit helped. 3 Identity lights were of course not standard, but were accepted by scrutineers. 4 Trim pieces on the front fenders were needed to provide drivers some sense of where the corners were. 5 Actual open area in the grille was rather small, but 7 the whole was more like brick than race car. 6 Steel wheels were heavy, but strong and reliable. Cunningham got bright disks for his car. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The cable-and-pin tie-downs for the fiberglass hood panel were dutifully listed as available optional parts. 8 The crease across the roof was probably just sharp enough to “trip” the airflow and reduce drag. Probably. No one knew a whole lot about aero 55 years ago. 8 9 The deck lid was a truly huge piece of plastic, even bigger than the “aircraft carrier” hood. 10 Just stick a thick aluminum blank in the press, and there’s your “lightweight” bumper, shiny without plating. 11 This tank might be a fake, but the disadvantageous filler stayed in the right place. 12 Unneeded trim pieces helped maintain the illusion that these were truly standard cars produced in more than the statutory 5,000 units required for Touring homologation. Which in fact was true, but for the lightweight bits and weldedin roll cages. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) In truth, the interiors were pretty much standard, with a big unadjustable steering wheel in an awkward position, full door-panel trim and standard hardware. Seats were not particularly comfortable, nor did they do much to keep driver and navigator in place in turns. I believe Cunningham’s road car had some of the stripped sound insulation put back in place and a lower first-gear ratio. The racers certainly had NASCAR close-ratio gear sets, which hindered their racetrack starts. But once on the move... 9 10 11


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Next Gen Profile 2011 BMW 1M Coupe Buy now to secure a good example of this nascent collectible by Jeff Zurschmeide Details Years produced: 2011–12 Number produced: 983 (U.S. spec), 6,342 (total) Original list price: $47,010 Current SCM Median Valuation: $61,750 Chassis # location: Plate on doorjamb Engine # location: Left side of block, visible below intake manifold runners Club: BMW Car Club of America Web: www.bmwcca.org, www.bmwmregistry.com Alternatives: 2006–18 Porsche Cayman, 2011–12 Audi RS3 Sportback, 2006–08 BMW Z4 M coupe SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 1988 BMW M3 coupe Lot 505, s/n WBSAK050601893818 Condition 3+ Sold at $40,254 Chassis number: WBSUR91020VS63712 D eveloped by BMW Motorsport and announced in December 2010, the 1M coupe used a tuned version of the N54 twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine producing 335 hp, which was delivered to the road via a 6-speed manual gearbox and electronic limited-slip differential. With its front-engine/rear-drive layout, traditional sports-car handling and colossal amounts of low-down torque, the 1M was enthusiastically received, particularly by those who felt that BMW’s image had become diluted by too many SUVs; indeed, Richard Hammond of “Top Gear” voted the BMW 1M his “Car of the Year 2011.” Autocar quoted a 0–60 mph time of 4.6 seconds, while the 1M’s top speed was limited to 155 mph. Production ceased at the end of 2012, cementing the 1M’s relative exclusivity and future interest among collectors. This pampered example has covered fewer than 2,000 kilometers in the hands of its sole owner and is presented in pristine condition. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 38, sold for $67,315, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Zoute sale in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, on October 6, 2017. BMW’s series of M-branded performance cars are certainly enthusiast favorites, but that’s different from 90 being collectible. Some Honda Civics are enthusiast cars too, but they’ll never attain collectible status. We’re already seeing the beginning of the collec- tor consensus on modern BMW models. The first cars to come out of BMW’s M (for Motorsport) subsidiary are firmly established. hans-Joachim stuck drove the breathtaking 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL to well-deserved success, and the exotic 1978–81 BMW M1 mid-engine sports car is desirable beyond question. However, big car companies like BMW always want to spread the glory of their Motorsport divisions onto their volume-selling sedans and, Gott in Himmel!, even onto their SUVs. From a collector’s standpoint, the BMW M brand got a lot murkier starting in the 1990s. There are some BMW M models that will clearly ap- preciate and are already popular, such as the 1998–2002 M coupe. Then there are those that might or might not catch on, such as the Z3M roadster of the same period. The M3 coupe produced on the E30 chassis from 1985 to 1992 is collectible, but the E36 M3 produced 1992–99 is distinctly lackluster. Time will tell on other models such as the attractive Z4 M coupe and more recent M-designated cars. 1M, not M1 BMW ran into nomenclature issues in 2011 when it issued the M version of its new compact 1 Series coupe. Sports Car Market Silverstone, Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park, U.K., 2/24/17 SCM# 6827973 1998 BMW Z3 M convertible Lot 142, s/n WBAEE1414J2560848 Condition 3+ Sold at $31,000 Leake, Oklahoma City, OK, 2/24/17 SCM# 6827616 2002 BMW Z3 M coupe Lot 125, s/n 5UMCN93462LK61096 Condition 1 Sold at $53,900 Auctions America, Hilton Head, SC, 11/5/16 SCM# 6809745 Courtesy of Bonhams


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The tarted-up M version of any BMW numbered series was usually known as an M3, M5 and so on. But that wouldn’t work with the 1 Series because of the sacred status of the original M1. So this hot rod became the 1 Series M coupe, or just the 1M. The 1M offered a lot of performance in a small pack- age. You got a 335-hp, 332-ft-lb, 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline 6-cylinder engine, with a short-term overboost capability that would give you 370 ft-lb. The 1M was offered only with a 6-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. The brakes, limited-slip differential, and many suspension components are identical to the parts delivered on the M3 of the same year, and that was a highly developed package made even more effective in the smaller 1 Series platform. Contemporary tests have the 1M doing 0–60 in 4.2 to 4.6 seconds, and running the more-important 45–65 mph passing test in 1.8 seconds. The 1M will cover the quartermile in about 12.8 seconds and deliver 0.98 lateral G on the skid pad. Gills and doodads However, the 1M got a mixed reception when it was new, mainly based on the fact that it was cobbled together with M3 parts and the engine was borrowed wholesale from existing BMW models rather than being a true M powertrain. reviewers and aficionados found the bodywork polarizing and the interior disappointing. “A festival of gills, slits, and doodads” is how Car & Driver described the 1M. Finally, the 1M was offered in The 1M offered a lot of performance in a small package. You got a 335-hp, 332-ft-lb, 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline 6-cylinder engine, with a short-term overboost capability that would give you 370 ft-lb. just three colors — predictable black, boring white, and in-your-face Valencia Orange. White was standard, while both black and orange were priced options. When it was new, the 1M coupe (in white) cost about $48,000 in- cluding destination fees. a total of 983 North american-spec cars were produced and imported in 2011. An additional 1,204 right-hand-drive models were made for the U.K. market, and 4,155 left-hand European- spec 1M coupes were made in 2011 and 2012. Our subject car is one of the Euro-spec models. A virgin M If you wanted to buy a 1M as close as possible to factory new, the subject car was the one to buy. It’s entirely pristine and well worth the premium the buyer paid in excess of the original MSRP. Looking around the domestic market, you can buy a well-kept 1M for about the original MSRP. In July, a 1M sold at Silverstone in the U.K. for $56,184, (SCM# 6851312) and that’s the only example in the SCM Platinum Auction Database. This is not unusual for such a new car, and the online auto sales outlets have about 10 U.S.-spec 1M cars for sale, all in the vicinity of the car’s original sales price except for one claimed to be Steve Dinan’s personal 1M. That one is absurdly overpriced at $99,900. At this point, the 1M is holding its value, and at seven years of age, that’s remarkable. As for the future, chances are better than good that the 1 Series M coupe will be a BMW you’ll want to have in your collection down the road. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) January 2018 91


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Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ Browsers peruse the offerings at Bonhams’ Zoute Sale in Knokke-Heist, Belgium; Francis Vermeulen, courtesy of Bonhams


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AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE $30.7m Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas, NV, p. 100 $15.7m RM Sotheby’s, Hershey, PA, p. 110 $14m Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., p. 120 $10m Artcurial, Paris, FRA, p. 132 $6.5m Bonhams, Knokke-Heist, BEL, p. 142 $4m Motostalgia, Waxahachie, TX, p. 156 Roundup, p. 168


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Market Reports Overview Belgian and American Auctions Have a Hot Month Zoute sale and all American auctions featured brought sizzling results Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) By Garrett Long auctions always bring high sales rates, this time selling 99% of the 675 lots offered. Call it business as usual, as the $30.7m total is also the average total for their past five auctions in Sin City. Slowly but surely, RM Sotheby’s is perfecting their P 1. 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow sedan, $2,310,000—RM Sotheby’s, PA, p. 114 2. 2015 Porsche 918 spyder, $1,760,000—Barrett-Jackson, NV, p. 106 3. 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, $1,672,296—Artcurial, FRA, p. 136 4. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S roadster, $971,349—Artcurial, FRA, p. 140 5. 1968 Ferrari 365 GTC coupe, $942,414—Bonhams, BEL, p. 154 6. 1934 Mercedes-Benz Nürburg 500 Sport tourer, $802,419— Artcurial, FRA, p. 134 7. 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe, $801,155— Bonhams, U.K., p. 130 8. 1952 Bentley R-type Continental coupe, $741,957—Bonhams, U.K., p. 124 9. 1964 Aston Martin DB5 coupe, $741,957—Bonhams, U.K., p. 126 10. 1936 Cadillac Series 90 sedan convertible, $715,000—RM Sotheby’s, PA, p. 117 Best Buys 1987 Nissan President Sovereign sedan, $9,180—Motostalgia, TX, p. 162 96 Hershey, PA, auction. Their 2017 sales total of $15.7m is just $200k shy of their all-time highest result there only two years ago. However, their average lot price is their greatest to-date at $122k. As they continue to draw strong results, RM Sotheby’s is proof the pre-war market still has a plenty of buyers ready to put money down. Bonhams’ Zoute sale in Belgium recorded $6.5m, sell- ing 26 of 32 lots for an average of $250k per lot. While the number of lots was a bit low, their average price was the highest yet for their Zoute sale and made for their secondhighest total for Zoute. At Goodwood in Chichester, U.K., the 2017 sale took a dip from previous years — a trend that has spread across most British auctions. Usually averaging around $20m over the past few years, Goodwood has been slowing, now down to $14.2m. Motostalgia had their first Waxahachie, TX, sale and seems to have targeted as many buyers as possible by bringing a wide range of offerings — and it worked. Selling all 64 lots with an average price of $62k and totaling $4m makes for a strong opening. An entourage of Benzes made their way to Paris, France, for Artcurial’s Mercedes sale. Bringing together Mercedes fans from around the globe made for $10.4m in sales and an 80% sell-through rate of the 54 lots offered. Garrett’s Market Moment: The E-type has a wide sweet spot as an auction staple. It is just as likely to be found among muscle cars at Mecum as it is rolling across an RM Sotheby’s auction block. It has sophistication, but without the pretentiousness Italian cars seem to air. It has racing pedigree, but could cruise the countryside effortlessly. It can come cheap — or not so cheap. Whatever role you desire your classic car to play, the E-type will most likely have a variant to fit the bill. As a jack-of-all-trades, the E-type has a solid founda- tion and a great sales history that doesn’t appear to be going down. At Bonhams’ Zoute sale in Belgium, another E-type sold for great money, almost cresting $300k, while a flat-floor that sold at their Chichester sale went for $408k. I edit so many E-type reports that I don’t even blink when one crosses my eye anymore. But that familiar- This is what a $408k Jaguar E-type looks like. Is it time to sell yours? Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue $149m Chichester, U.K. September 9, 2017 September 16, 2017 August 26, 2017 Bonhams Dan Kruse Classics Austin, TX October 5–6, 2017 Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL October 6, 2017 Waxahachie, TX October 14, 2017 Motostalgia October 15, 2017 October 19–21, 2017 Artcurial Paris, FRA Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV $0 $10m $20m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts ity made me realize how popular they are, despite their relative quantity at auctions. E-type values have steadily increased, but it wasn’t until 2013 when they started to shoot up. In 2016, the average E-type in our database sold for $118k. In 2017, it currently sits at $186k. Compare that to the $65k average price in 2010. If you’ve been toying with the idea of taking your E-type to market, now might be the time to strike while the iron is hot. ♦ RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA $6.5m $4m $10.4m $30.7m $30m $40m $819k $15.7m Silver Auctions Spokane, WA $14.2 ulling reliable numbers as always from their Las Vegas sale, Barrett Jackson’s auction, held at the Mandalay Bay Casino, continues to remain a staple in their yearly lineup. Their mostly no-reserve 1988 Porsche 911 S slant-nose coupe, $99,000—Dan Kruse Classics, TX, p. 174 1972 Iso Grifo Series II coupe, $260,973—Bonhams, U.K., p. 130 1977 Honda Civic hatchback, $15,400—Barrett-Jackson, NV, p. 108 1940 Buick Super Estate woodie wagon, $160,000—RM Sotheby’s, PA, p. 118 Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Overview Three That Got Away In 30 years of collecting, I’ve owned a bunch of cars. These are the three I wish I still did by Keith Martin E veryone has at least one car they wish they had never sold. Over the past three decades, hundreds of cars have passed through my hands. With some, I made a little money; with others, I lost a little money. Looking back at SCM’s 30 years — and all those cars I’ve owned — made three cars stand out. I paid under $50,000 total for all of them. Market value today is around $1.5m. In each case, I made a few bucks when I sold them and was happy. If I only knew… 1956 Bertone Abarth Coupe 207 — We found this car abandoned in a small town just south of the Canadian border in Montana. It still had its original 1956 California yellow plates on it. It was complete, and ran and drove. The paint was flaking off of the body — which had never been hit. I paid $10,000 for it. I traded it for a Fiat Dino Coupe 2.0 that had oil-pressure problems and a very messy Austin-Healey BJ7 3000, plus $20,000 cash. The car was restored, went to Pebble Beach, and I’m told was bought by the president of a large Korean electronics company for a mid-six-figure price. Number produced: 1 Number in SCM Platinum Auction Database: 0 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 0 Average selling price of those cars: N/A Current SCM Median Valuation: Estimate: $400k to $600k 1963 Ferrari 330 America — This was also a Montana car, this time from Missoula. We paid $22,000 for it, pulled it out of a barn, used starter fluid to get it going and drove it 550 miles home to Portland. It used eight quarts of oil on the trip. I used it as a daily driver, and one time brought home a lawnmower from Costco in the trunk. We sold it on eBay in the mid-$30,000 range and I felt like I had hit a home run. Value today, restored, is near $500,000. Number produced: 50 Number in SCM Platinum Auction Database: 7 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 1 Average selling price of those cars: $412,500 Current SCM Median Valuation: $412,500 1965 Lancia Flaminia SS Zagato 2.8C Double Bubble — I bought this car from a collector in the Midwest for about $22,000. We could never get the brakes to work properly, so I got frustrated and sold it on eBay for under $30,000. The buyer, an SCM subscriber, still has the car, and has told me that after he got the brakes fixed, he hasn’t had to do a thing to it. I last saw it on display at the Arizona Concours. It’s worth about $350,000 now. Number produced: N/A Number in SCM Platinum Auction Database: 12 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 3 Average selling price of those cars: $298,980 Current SCM Median Valuation: $294,250 98 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV Barrett-Jackson — Las Vegas 2017 Vegas was a full-on immersion in all things automotive Company Barrett-Jackson Date October 19–21, 2017 Location Las Vegas, NV Auctioneers Joseph Mast and the Mast auctioneers Automotive lots sold/offered 671/675 Sales rate 99% Sales total $30,738,961 High sale 2015 Porsche 918 spyder, sold at $1,760,000 Buyer’s premium Voodoo Blue and as-new with only 1,300 miles shown on the odometer — 2015 Porsche 918 spyder, sold at $1,760,000 Report and photos by Travis Shetler Market opinions in italics with support for the victims and the community. The sale was held just over two weeks after the horrific event at the same resort. Neither the proximity in time nor the location itself had a neg tive impact on attendance or sales — in f charity sales raised more than $1m for Vegas community. In a press release just d the shooting, Barrett-Jackson announced t Steve Davis was donating a car from his personal collection — a 2007 Shelby GT500 Super Snake — which sold for $1m. The sale proceeds were designated to benefit Las Vegas first responders. During the auction, a chair in the front was covered B with flowers in remembrance of the son of a BarrettJackson regular who was killed on October 1, 2017. In speaking with attendees, the sentiment of support was echoed. More than one person stated that they felt it was important not to cancel their plans to attend the auction. The most common explanations were that they wanted to show support for Las Vegas and also because they felt it was important not to allow that tragic event to affect any more lives than those whose were forever changed that night. 100 arrett-Jackson hosted a successful Las Vegas October auction and addressed the recent shooting there head-on, Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas sale begins one week before the auction opens, with the Barrett-Jackson Cruise In. This year it was held at the SPEEDVEGAS track just south of the city, and attendance was at capacity. The diverse collection of collector cars and hot rods was augmented with food, music and the sound of exotics screaming down the half-mile straight. Following the opening-night gala, auction attendees were greeted the next day by the Dodge ride-along in the parking lot, complete with bellowing motors and screeching tires drifting around the course. The top sales were led by Lot 750, a 2015 Porsche 918 spyder that sold for $1,760,000. The car was sold in Voodoo Blue, a one-off color. Lot 751 — the second-highest non-charity sale — a 1971 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda, sold at $396,000. This was a numbers-matching 4-speed finished in True Blue Metallic and subjected to a rotisserie restoration in Sales Totals 2005. Barrett-Jackson’s 2017 auction continued the company’s success story in Las Vegas. The event produced new records for the auction house and the collector car community. The host city received VIP treatment, support and recognition. The attendees were entertained and enticed. Finally, as with any Barrett-Jackson sale, the selection of cars available ranged from rarelyseen-in-the flesh exotics and classics to one-off customs and, of course, everyday vehicles. Whatever your taste, Barrett-Jackson happily offers the opportunity to obtain the car you’ve always wanted. ♦ $30m $35m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 10%, included in sold prices Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV ENGLISH #620.1-1953 MG TD roadster. S/N: XPAGTD226309. Green/burgundy leather. Odo: 75,629 miles. This is a good-looking MG. The paint is well applied over a very straight and well-fitting body. Nearly all of the brightwork is in need of refinishing or replacement. The engine compartment is well detailed and the motor itself looks well cared for. Inside, the seats are fitted with a dark burgundy leather that complements the exterior color. Nice. Cond: 2. market value. The buyer has a nice car, but it will take a lot to make it a nicer car. There is no room for refinishing and making much profit in the near future. however, the adage says that you never pay too much for a Jaguar—you may just have bought it too early. FRENCH SOLD AT $22,000. Well bought at slightly above the current market value. These will always be popular cars not overly expensive to drive and maintain. The new owner of this car should be pleased and will receive a good deal of enjoyment. #406-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk I BT7 2+2 roadster. S/N: HBT7L5195. Red/ black vinyl/black leather w/ red piping. Odo: 71,670 miles. This Big Healey was restored to a medium standard. The paint has dirt and other issues. The panel fit is very poor at the driver’s door. The chrome is quite tired and pitted. Inside the engine compartment, the care and attention to detail shows well. The interior is very good, with the wood finished to a high standard. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,970. Well sold at a price that one would expect to pay for a car in better condition. The Dyna (a VW competitor) is uncommon and may prove to be challenging to find parts for. It is unknown what it will take for the car to be made perfect. There is little chance of a profit, so drive it and enjoy it. GERMAN #746-1956 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- SOLD AT $46,200. Well bought at two-thirds of the current market price. Between fresh trim and some paintwork, the new owner may be just right. #661-1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N: 8777792. Red/tan cloth/ tan leather. Odo: 77,958 miles. This is a goodlooking Jaguar that has some age and wear showing. The paint is okay and the panels fit nicely. The engine compartment is well prepped. Inside, the wood and leather are showing their age. The car is complete and seems to have been enjoyed for many years. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $121,000. This was a good price for both parties, below the current 102 PORTER 23-window microbus. S/N: 185523. Sealing Wax Red & brown/brown cloth/ tan vinyl. RHD. Odo: 81,752 miles. This 23-window bus is flawless. In an unusual twotone combo that works well, this bus shows evidence of a complete restoration of a wellprepped body. The paint is applied to a high standard. The panel fit and chrome trim are correct. The engine compartment is a bit dusty and could use some attention to reach concours-level preparation. The interior is also excellent. An RHD model with a front bench seat. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $110,000. Well sold at a price in line with the current market value for these desirable vehicles. Perhaps the RHD held it back a bit or maybe it was the full front SOLD AT $17,600. Very well sold at half the current SCM Pocket Price Guide value. The quality of the build was close to top notch and the color combination made this a sharp Bug. The buyer will need to keep it for a while if there is hope of a profit. #764-1964 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 21-Window microbus. S/N: 1154029. Mouse Gray & white/gray vinyl. Odo: 88,172 miles. This bus has been spectacularly restored to concours standards. The #616.1-1957 PANHARD DYNA Z sedan. S/N: 1038497. Blue/white vinyl. Odo: 38,745 km. This is a unique and original Dyna Z. The paint is probably original, but it’s hard to tell. There are scratches and dents in the bodywork. There is some missing trim in areas and the lenses are very faded and cracked. The suicide-opening front doors are very solid for a car that weighs only 1,630 pounds. The interior is stained but complete. The plastic knobs and steering wheel are only moderately cracked. Cond: 3-. bench seat. This one did not reach the same sales price as the other completely restored bus it was parked next to, Lot 764. The buyer of this bus has a more unique item with a more unusual color combination. #504-1964 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N: 6447473. Saragossa Green/ gray vinyl. Odo: 42,868 miles. This is a showroom-fresh Bug. The paint is well finished, but there is some dirt in areas and the paint is too thin in the rain gutters. The glass, rubber and chrome are all excellent, but the twin tailpipes are not parallel and need to be aligned. The engine compartment is fantastic; there is nothing to detract the eye. Inside, the light-colored vinyl is exactly as it was when built. Cond: 2+. Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV pleasant two-tone paint has been applied to a high standard and the panel fit is correct. The trim and glass are all new in appearance. The same is true under the engine cover. Inside, the interior is factory fresh with no faults to find. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $132,000. Well sold at a price consistent with the quality presented. This bus sold for 20% more than the other bus at the auction, Lot 746. While only a 21-window, perhaps the fact that it was a left-handdrive vehicle, with pass-through front seats and a more powerful engine, helped it reach a higher auction price. The buyer may have to hold on to this a little longer, but the 50% greater engine capacity will make for a more pleasant driving experience. #648-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N: 11304412000137. Signal Red/black leather. Odo: 102,155 miles. This convertible is a well-used example of a Pagoda SL. The car has been repainted and it is not of the highest quality, nor is it in the best shade of red. Billed as Signal Red, the eye says it is closer to Chevette Red. The glass and trim are okay. The engine compartment needs to be cleaned. Inside, the interior is well worn and the wood is a little too far gone. Cond: 3-. been replaced with a very unattractive and droopy JC Whitney-style speed mirror. The dash is in better shape than the exterior but still needs to be replaced. Under the engine cover, the 2.0 motor starts up with minimal trouble, but a good deal of smoke is emitted for the first 30 seconds. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $55,000. Car bought at, or slightly above, market value given the needs of the car. The motor could affect that, but the sale did include some of the parts needed, so perhaps— with care—the entire car can be brought back. The seller was likely not thrilled with the sale price. This car was last offered for sale at the Dan Kruse auction in Austin, TX, one month previously, where it did not sell at $75,000 (SCM# 6847575). #490-1976 PORSCHE 911S Strosek cus- tom cabriolet. S/N: 9116211080. Arena Red Metallic/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 4,110 miles. This is a really attractive Porsche. This mid-’70s car has been extensively modified with a Strosek bodykit. The paint is well applied to well-prepped and properly fitted body panels. There are chips and some wear showing the passage of time, but the car has clearly been well cared for. Under the engine cover, the engine compartment needs to be detailed to the same level as the rest of car. Inside, the interior is covered in quality leather everywhere. The cloth top needs to be adjusted on the driver’s side. Cond: 2. exterior color to show and accent the wellappointed interior. Black leather BMW seats. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $55,000. While purists will decry the modifications, and hot-rodders would prefer a larger-displacement motor, the fact remains that it would not be easy to build the car for the hammer price. Custom Porsches are challenging to value. Generally, only the most exquisitely modified vehicles will garner additional value over a stock vehicle. However, when done well, a hot rod can provide an opportunity to enjoy a limited edition-appearing car without concern for harming the value of the real deal. SOLD AT $58,300. This was not a bad price for either party and probably a bit better for the seller. The buyer has a car which has room to increase in value, but the cost of making this car top notch will be an investment well beyond the current value. The Pagodas are always going to be popular and eventually, the new owner should be able to make a profit. #692.1-1968 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N: 11835381. Burgundy-Red/black leather. Odo: 53,510 miles. This is a claimed “hangar find” car. The condition is solid but very much in need of attention. Repainted from the original Irish Green to burgundy, the job was not particularly well executed, nor has it aged well. Missing rocker panel decos often a give-away to rust issues. Everything on this 911 needs to be addressed. The driver’s side mirror has #729-1976 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. S/N: 9306800076. Tan/brown leather. Odo: 19,825 miles. This 930 is very attractive in tan. The paint is untouched and the panel fit is as-new. The large bilateral Turbo graphic on the rear is not commonly seen today. The engine compartment shows surface corrosion and aging beyond what you hope to see in a 19,000-mile car. Inside, the interior shows some fading on the door panels and wear to the driver’s seat bolster. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,000. Very well bought. Unlike the modified Outlaw 912e (Lot 661.1), the final result is more polarizing on this custom. The tiny headlights drastically change the front appearance—a change not everyone finds attractive. This sale was more in line with what one can expect from a custom 911. Perhaps the most value for the money at the auction, the parts are worth what the buyer paid for the entire car, and they obtained a very attractive car in the process. #661.1-1976 PORSCHE 912E custom coupe. S/N: 9126001133. Gulf Blue/black leather & blue steel. Odo: 29,046 miles. This is a high-quality “Outlaw” built upon a 912E. Engine is a 911 2.7. The body was stripped and the car now wears a high-quality Gulf Blue paint job accented with orange bumpers. The panel fit is excellent and the glass and rubber look very good. Under the engine cover, the upgraded motor sits inside of a well-prepped engine compartment. There is an errant wire which seems out of place in such a high-quality build. Inside, the interior has had some of the carpeting removed, allowing the 104 NOT SOLD AT $90,000. This car did not reach its reserve, and the consignor was right to wait. The price guide currently lists the 930 Turbo at $115,500, and this unique example deserved more than was bid. #719-1979 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. S/N: 9309800529. Guards Red/black vinyl. Odo: 95,493 miles. This red 930 shows paint chips and scratches consistent with almost four decades of use. The rubber is dull and tired. The engine compartment shows relatively well but needs to be detailed. Inside, the interior also shows signs of wear from use and aging. The seats and dash need attention and the gauges are showing some fogging to the glass. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $72,600. This car was well bought at well below the current market value. There is enough value for a full Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV served car that is also a fantastic driving experience. #768-2008 PORSCHE 911 GT2 coupe. S/N: WP0AD29958S796248. GT Silver/black leather. Odo: 14,594 miles. This is an excellent example of a slightly used GT2. There are no flaws present. The car is as-new with only the lightest evidence of caring use over the course of the past decade. Cond: 2+. repaint without losing money. This 930 was seen previously at the Dan Kruse auction in May 2017 in Midland, TX, where it did not sell at $80,000 (SCM# 6838989). The most recent appearance was at the Dan Kruse auction in September 2017 at Austin, TX. There, with 15 fewer miles, it did not sell at $77,500 (SCM# 6847580). It seems the seller was pushing for value more consistent with a fresher car. #405.1-1985 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Targa. S/N: WP0EB0915FS160657. Meteor Metallic/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 100,077 miles. This 911 has chips and touchups in the paint commensurate with use. There is some wear on the targa bar. The engine compartment is well detailed. Inside, the car shows evidence of wear and use. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $222,200. Well sold at a price reflecting the condition of this car. Parked next to Lot 769 (2003 GT2), this car looked both fresher in its styling and more capable of scaring bystanders (and inevitably the new owner). #745-2011 PORSCHE 911 Speedster. S/N: WP0CB2A97BS795569. White/black & white leather. Odo: 1,562 miles. This latemodel Speedster is one of 356. Finished in white with a black and white interior, it is asnew. There are no flaws to be found in the paint and the panels have not been touched. Inside, the interior has just a hint of wear on the driver’s seat, but other than that, the car is new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $39,600. Well bought at a price slightly above the current price-guide value. The issues present were not significant enough to scare away the buyers. This car was last seen at the Dan Kruse auction in Austin, TX, in September of 2017 (SCM# 6847581), where it failed to sell at a hammer price of $32,500. #769-2003 PORSCHE 911 GT2 coupe. S/N: WP0AB29973S696067. Arctic Silver/ black leather. Odo: 8,085 miles. This GT2 is in excellent condition. The paint and finish are excellent, with just the smallest of blemishes present. Inside, the interior is as-new. This car has been driven very little and shows evidence of a high level of care. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $250,000. This car did not meet the reserve. The seller was right to wait for another opportunity. #750-2015 PORSCHE 918 Spyder. S/N: WP0CA2A1XFS800184. Voodoo Blue/black leather. Odo: 1,300 miles. This is a perfect example of the marque. Finished in a one-off color called Voodoo Blue, the car is as-new. A rare car with a documented history. The hybrid propulsion is said to be seamless and brutal. The exhaust on this TOP 10 No. 2 SOLD AT $154,000. Well sold just above the current price-guide value. The GT2 is an excellent candidate for holding its value down the road. The buyer received a very well-pre- 106 “ SOLD AT $1,760,000. Very well sold. There were only a handful of these ultra-exotics made. This was a significant, well-documented model which visually carried the color and stripes very well. ITALIAN #639-1979 FERRARI 308 GTS Spider. S/N: 308GTS29745. Black/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 92,715 miles. This Ferrari looks great in black. However, the paint is not up to par, with dulling and scratches. The wheels have been freshened up and look great. Under the hood, the motor looks a bit more than well used and the engine compartment is just dirty. Inside, the interior has been redone to a medium standard and the threshold plates appear incorrect. Cond: 3. car exits up directly behind the occupants’ heads. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $53,350. Well sold considering the overall appearance. The Ferrari market has extremely high expectations and the sale price here was higher than I expected. For what appeared to be a used car, the seller did well. The buyer has room left to address some of the concerns, but the difference between the car purchased and a fantastic Ferrari will require every penny. #706-1986 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N: ZFFSA17A5G0066467. Red/tan leather. Odo: 37,659 miles. This red Testarossa catches the eye, but the chrome wheels seem out of place. The paint has chips consistent with use. The panels fit well. There is some deterioration to the rubber around the windows. Under the hood, the engine compartment is cared for, but not up to show-quality. Inside, the seats show only a small amount of The GT2 is an excellent candidate for holding its value down the road. The buyer received a very well-preserved car that is also a fantastic driving experience. 2003 Porsche 911 GT2 coupe ” Sports Car Market


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Rising Sun Recent online sales of Japanese collector cars by Brian Baker (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #6494. 2002 Acura NSX-T coupe. S/N JH4NA21612T000056. 9,000 miles. “3.2-Liter VTEC V6, 6-Speed Manual Transmission, ‘New Formula Red’ over Onyx Leather, Unmodified, Previous Collector Ownership.” Condition: 1. Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV wear. Momo steering wheel in place of the factory unit. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $132,000. Quite well bought at almost half of the current price-guide valuation. The attractive appearance and low miles can help to counterbalance the mention of a previous impact. JAPANESE BEST BUY SOLD AT $85,000. In the 2003 SCM Pocket Price Guide, we suggested that the NsX will never be a classic and that good low-mileage examples could be had for less than $30k (and falling). Well, sometimes the crystal ball is just flat-out wrong. This is a great example of a late-gen NsX with the fixed headlights and updated front end. Perfect to either break in a few more miles or to let sit as a lowmileage example for future appreciation. Well sold. Bring-A-Trailer, 10/24/2017. #6323. 1992 Acura Integra GS coupe. S/N JH4DA9366NS01474. 57,000 miles. “1.8L DOHC I4 B18a, 5-speed manual transmission. California/ Arizona car from new, stock two-owner GS coupe. New timing belt, water pump, original purchase paperwork.” Condition: 2. SOLD AT $88,000. The car was well bought at a sale price slightly more than half of its current market value. There is room for the seller to address some of the tired rubber and find another set of wheels. #783-2001 FERRARI 360 Modena coupe. S/N: ZFFYU51A110123613. Argento Nurburgring Metallic Silver/black leather. Odo: 24,000 miles. This silver Ferrari appears to have a repaint to at least the front bumper, with mediocre masking and paint touch-ups. Panel fit is good. There is some dirt present under the headlight covers. Under the hood, this car needs a detailing. Inside, the interior shows very little evidence of wear. Equipped with the rare removable sunroof (a $16,000 option). The car has fully adjustable suspension which is activated from the driver’s seat. n Recent online sales of Japanese collector cars by Brian Baker (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #6494. 2002 Acura NSX-T coupe. S/N JH4NA- 21612T000056. 9,000 miles. “3.2-Liter VTEC V6, 6-Speed Manual Transmission, ‘New Formula Red’ over Onyx Leather, Unmodified, Previous Collector Ownership.” Condition: 1. Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV wear. Momo steering wheel in place of the factory unit. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $132,000. Quite well bought at almost half of the current price-guide valua- tion. The attractive appearance and low miles can help to counterbalance the mention of a previous impact. JAPANESE BEST BUY SOLD AT $85,000. In the 2003 SCM Pocket Price Guide, we suggested that the NsX will never be a classic and that good low-mileage examples could be had for less than $30k (and falling). Well, some- times the crystal ball is just flat-out wrong. This is a great example of a late-gen NsX with the fixed headlights and updated front end. Perfect to either break in a few more miles or to let sit as a low- mileage example for future appreciation. Well sold. Bring-A-Trailer, 10/24/2017. #6323. 1992 Acura Integra GS coupe. S/N JH4DA9366NS01474. 57,000 miles. “1.8L DOHC I4 B18a, 5-speed manual transmission. California/ Arizona car from new, stock two-owner GS coupe. New timing belt, water pump, original purchase paperwork.” Condition: 2. SOLD AT $88,000. The car was well bought at a sale price slightly more than half of its current market value. There is room for the seller to address some of the tired rubber and find another set of wheels. #783-2001 FERRARI 360 Modena coupe. S/N: ZFFYU51A110123613. Argento Nurburgring Metallic Silver/black leather. Odo: 24,000 miles. This silver Ferrari appears to have a repaint to at least the front bumper, with mediocre masking and paint touch-ups. Panel fit is good. There is some dirt present under the headlight covers. Under the hood, this car needs a detailing. Inside, the interior shows very little evidence of wear. Equipped with the rare removable sunroof (a $16,000 option). The car has fully adjustable suspen- sion which is activated from the driver’s seat. #307-1977 #307-1977 HONDA CIVIC hatchback. S/N: SGC3517370. White/ brown vinyl. Odo: 19,920 miles. This CVCC is a time capsule. Appears to have been repainted to a medium quality. The trim is a bit sun-faded and the rubber is tired. Under the hood, the engine compartment needs to be detailed. Inside, the interior shows some wear from aging. The gauge faces have been modified to a “Fast & Furious” look that does not fit with the stock appearance. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,400. Very well sold. These cars once lived for decades in the side yards of suburban homes everywhere. Now, they are as scarce as hens’ teeth. It is difficult to determine where the market is, but ’70s Japanese cars are gaining in value, and there could be additional profit here in the future. SOLD AT $9,900. There are a lot of people in their 30s and younger who grew up with these as the first sporty cars they could modify. Most of these cars are now used and abused, typically selling for under $2,000. Prime examples like this one are few. I consider this particular car as something that should be preserved. Buy another one to mod. Well bought. Bring-A-Trailer, 10/12/2017. #6307. 2000 Honda Civic Si coupe. S/N 1HGE- M115XYL058588. 27k miles. “1.6L DOHC VTEC I4 B16A2, 5-speed manual transmission, short shifter, dealer-added leather. AEM intake, Megan Racing header, Skunk2 exhaust, Tenzo springs. Original parts included.” Condition: 2. SOLD AT $68,200. Very well bought at a price significantly below the price-guide value for this vehicle. This is a car that has been well used. However, there is plenty of value here to enjoy and do well upon resale. #756-2008 FERRARI 599 GTB coupe. S/N: ZFFFC60A280162156. Black/tan leather. Odo: 11,617 miles. This black Ferrari presents a virtually flawless appearance. The paint could be waxed and polished to a higher luster, but the car appears almost as-new. There is mention of an illuminated TPMS warning light and the car has sustained damage to the front that has since been repaired. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $15,500. It’s wild to see a 14-year-old Civic go for slightly under MSRP. A very popular Honda model in the best trim level and now selling for high prices. A few of the aftermarket parts are nice additions, but the best thing is the included original parts. Return it back to stock for an original look, or keep it slightly tuned up—your choice. One of these sold a month earlier for $6,200 less. Well sold, for now. Bring A-Trailer, 6/21/2017. ♦ 108 SOLD AT $44,000. Very well sold. This car was last seen at Barrett-Jackon in Las Vegas one year ago (SCM# 6811484). At that time, it changed hands for $24,200. This is always a desirable car, so the buyer has room to either drive and enjoy or address a few issues and watch the value increase. © Sports Car Market #489.1-1989 NISSAN SKYLINE coupe. S/N: HCR32025104. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 158,085 km. The original paint on this car has been wet-sanded to a high finish. Some of the rubber weatherstripping is showing wear and age. Under the hood, the engine compartment is top notch. The drivetrain has been upgraded and “professionally tuned.” Inside, the interior shows little signs of wear and the left-hand-drive steering wheel makes the car seem that much more exotic. Cond: 2.


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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA RM Sotheby’s — Hershey 2017 Hagglers of all types flooded RM Sotheby’s to bid on big American classics Company RM Sotheby’s Date October 5–6, 2017 Location Hershey, PA Auctioneer Brent Earlywine Automotive lots sold/offered 129/136 Sales rate 95% Sales total $15,719,650 High sale 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow Sedan, sold at $2,310,000 Buyer’s premium One among the many american classics on offer — 1935 Packard Twelve phaeton, sold at $495,000 Report and photos by Larry Trepel Market opinions in italics H ershey’s historic AACA concours on Saturday featured a sprawling field of amazing cars and some equally amazing trucks and buses. Leading up to the show are three days of countless vendors haggling it out with those who want rusty parts, barn finds, old catalogs, outdated tools and any objects remotely connected to vintage cars. But just down the road, RM Sotheby’s held a more elegant — but even greater tension-filled — haggling event. The two-day auction offered some very impressive and historic lots, along with a great assortment of Brass Era, pre-war and post-war cars available at a variety of prices. The auction is all about American cars, with just a few European lots in the mix. At the heart of the auction were the many stunning 1920s and ’30s classics. Eleven Packards drove on stage — the most impressive, a 1933 Twelve Convertible Victoria, going for a bargain price of $390,500. Among the most notable sales was an absolutely breathtaking 1936 Cadillac V16 convertible sedan. An interesting history made this Pebble Beach-awardwinning Cadillac seem to be a relative bargain at the sale price of $715,000. The head-scratching sale of the auction was a 1961 AMC Metropolitan convertible that went for $74,250 — almost twice the already-too-high estimate of $40k. The buyer must believe he is on the leading edge of the Metropolitan curve. But this un- 110 Hershey, PA predictability is often what makes attending auctions so much fun. The well-publicized highlight of the auction was the Thomas Derro Estate Collection — 12 wonderful cars that also illustrated the art of storage. Many were restorations that were 20 years or older. All seemed rarely driven and in fantastic condition. They made a good argument for never driving your classic, a viewpoint I normally oppose. The collection included a suave 1941 Packard One-Eighty convertible used in the television series “Banacek” (some of us remember it), two very different Duesenbergs, a 1932 Model J Town Car with a studio apartment in the back, and an outstanding 1935 Model J cabriolet bodied by Belgian designer d’Ieteren that sold for $1,485,000. This would be the star of many auctions, but that title was reserved for the 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow. An amazing blend of advanced design and engineering, the Silver Arrow was stunning to see and is an important icon of America’s role in automotive design in the 1930s. Sales totaled $15.7m, significantly up from Sales Totals $18m $15m last year’s $11.5m. RM Sotheby’s will face a challenge next year to find as remarkable a collection as the one amassed by Derro. But this auction was a fine display of the remarkable prewar cars designed and built in America. They were as ingenious, innovative and artistically built as the famous cars from Europe that are now sold at higher premiums. ♦ $12m $9m $6m $3m 0 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 10%, included in sold prices Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA ENGLISH #224-1930 AUSTIN 7 2-dr sedan. S/N: M99312. White/black leather. RHD. Odo: 8,518 miles. Rough and ready for restoration. Body devoid of any straight panels, but at least they are all there. Painted badly a while ago. Driver’s side windshield cracked. Wheels actually not bad, probably redone during one of its many restoration attempts. Interior fairly rough, but seat redone and looks fine. Dash and steering wheel also redone at some time, probably right after WWII. Wanted to get in and see what it was like behind the wheel, but the door handle wasn’t working. At least it was there. Cond: 4. Driven only 79 miles since the last sale, it certainly isn’t making the circuit for profit, as it hammers for a little bit less each time. ITALIAN #154-1930 ISOTTA FRASCHINI TIPO 8A Flying Star replica roadster. S/N: 687. Eng. # 715. White/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 30,390 miles. Re-creation of one-off 1930 Isotta Fraschini Flying Star show car, with new body now installed on period Isotta Type 8A chassis. Body, paint and chrome all reek of perfection. Chassis and suspension all painted white, as on original. Interior up to same standard, with elegant instrumentation and hardware. Built almost 20 years ago, but no signs of aging yet. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $228,250. Apparently the owner was unable to drive it in his later years, so it saw little use and was then passed on to his son. I looked at the extensive documentation; it showed 46k miles in 1988, so driven just 5k miles in past 29 years. This Ferrari poses a common question: If cosmetically not completely original, and if the engine has never been out, is the car really original enough to justify buying it considering the repairs that will come up? Apparently, bidders thought so. I’d call it slightly well sold. AMERICAN SOLD AT $16,500. Certainly an interesting little jewel of a classic. But I think it has crossed the line into must-restore territory. If the body is in this condition, who knows what the mechanicals are like. This is about the last car I’d like to be sitting in when it stalls making a left turn. Well sold. #240-1934 ALVIS SPEED 20 SB tourer. S/N: 11337. Eng. # 11787. British Racing Green/black cloth/fawn leather. RHD. Odo: 22,980 miles. Outstanding condition. Probably better-than-original paintwork in classic BRG. Nothing looking overdone, however; chrome and polished pieces have a degree of subtlety, interior superb. Undercarriage as meticulous as rest of car. Engine bay clean, engine beautifully designed, and runs three open SU carbs. Bad glass in side-view mirror only flaw I could find. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $302,500. Re-creations are not to everyone’s taste, but this Isotta—using period chassis and engine—has made appearances at every major American concours. It may also look familiar because Touring created another Flying Star for Alfa Romeo, using almost the exact same styling. Beautifully done, but hope new owner is at least 6’11” so they can see over the steering wheel. Sales price seems appropriate—likely cost much more than that to build. Perhaps it’s off to European concours, or at least to Cars & Coffee. Be careful to never stand directly in its path. #148-1966 FERRARI 330 GT Series II 2+2 coupe. S/N: 08643. Argento/Nero Franzi leather. Odo: 51,141 miles. One-family history. Appears resprayed, but not mentioned in the catalog if paint is original. Two very small paint cracks at rear window were all I could find. Hood and door fit good, trunk fit noticeably off, records show minor rear-end body repair. Bumpers appear rechromed. Interior appears mostly original. Dash wood appears nicely restored and instruments are flawless. Underneath shows a few surfaces with light rust and heavy undercoating, but likely needs nothing right now. Exhaust system needs work. Engine likely never out. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $159,500. Delightful British touring roadster that fits in well with the Northeast landscape. Rare and handsome-looking; the catalog states only 41 produced, and this is the only one in U.S. Previously sold at Bonhams Pebble Beach in 2016 for $165k (SCM# 6803993), and before that at Gooding Pebble Beach in 2013 for $170.5k (SCM# 6473308). 112 SOLD AT $40,700. A well-restored Knox, previously in the John Moir Collection but not used as the K-car (no car wants that label) in his “A–Z” collection auctioned by RM at Hershey in 2014. An enjoyable car to pore over, it seemed carefully restored and tended to over recent years. While the market for many of these Brass Era pioneers is shaky, good to see there are enthusiasts still willing to pay a decent chunk of money to own a bit of rolling history. #129-1920 LOCOMOBILE MODEL 48 Series 7 landaulet sedan. S/N: 17191. Eng. # 12474. Green & black/black vinyl/green leather & taupe mohair. Odo: 15,495 miles. Older restoration, now covered in years of dirt. Paint still very good under the dust. Fenders have a few chips. Brass needs serious polishing. Updated turn signals. Small crack in windshield. Restored interior still shows decent seats with leather holding up better than rear fabric. Wood presentable. Dirty but intact gauges. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $55,000. From the Jim and Sandy Hall and H.B. Carroll Collections. This grand Locomobile was restored Sports Car Market #134-1906 KNOX F-4 roadster. S/N: 248. Green & black/black cloth/black leather. Wood body and paint in decent but patinated condition. Some minor cracks in wood, but overall appearance impressive. Fenders appear recently redone in modern patent leather, perhaps a bit plasticky-looking compared to original. Tires decent; a few typical cracks in wooden wheels. Wood passenger’s floor redone, appears as-new, seats redone also. 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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA undercarriage shows some use, but nothing too ghastly. Cond: 2+. ration by Joe Cruces finished sometime early 2000s, and shown at Pebble Beach in 2011. Paint perfect (how does one avoid black swirl marks?), interior sumptuous and also perfect, tiny bit of chrome pitting on gauges was all I could find. Engine bay could serve as an operating room. Catalog touts new tires and top a few years ago. Cond: 1. and then mothballed many years ago. Dirty and neglected; a comprehensive cosmetic clean and buff should result in a stunning transformation, though high concours level has slipped away. Who knows what awaits for mechanical revival. Interesting car; will make a fine driver someday, or perhaps commit to a full restoration to make like new again, possibly before it turns 100 years old. At just $55k, well below the estimate ($100k–$145k), I’d call it a good buy. #237-1929 PACKARD DELUXE EIGHT phaeton. S/N: 168638. Eng. # 167956. Red/ tan cloth/burgundy leather. New high-level restoration with zero miles on odometer. Body and paint beautifully done. One small cracked section in rear. Red paint on bumper mounts a different shade than body. Interior has a few imperfect folds in new seats and linings. All suspension and undercarriage painted red. Purolator filter tank an interesting bonus. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $74,250. This delightfully presented ’31 Buick was another carefully restored lot with a few aging spots, but overall beautiful to look at. It was bid just shy of the low estimate, and disregarding market value for a moment, I’d say it will be enjoyable to own for a relatively modest sum. Fairly bought and sold. #158-1933 CHRYSLER CL IMPERIAL dual-windshield phaeton. S/N: 7803613. Red/tan cloth/black leather. Odo: 200 miles. Top-tier concours-quality paintwork—consistent, flawless and rich. Matching chrome quality everywhere. Chrysler logos on wheel covers and badges carefully done. Interior beautifully restored, despite some small patches of red overspray on steering-wheel column, hub lever and behind front backrest. Seats plain looking but carefully redone. Engine components equally well restored and finished, but also exhibit a few spots of red overspray. Underbody appears new, with perhaps a few non-original bits of hardware, if one cares. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $390,500. This magnificent Packard went for well under the $475k–$600k estimate. It was sold last year at RM Sotheby’s Arizona for $660k (SCM# 6798483), so assuming consignor was that buyer, then on paper he lost $340,500—including buyer’s and seller’s premium of 10%. Driven 73 miles since Arizona; that works out to $4,664/mile. I’ll keep that in mind next time I am annoyed because I need another new battery for my Corvair. Well bought, and painfully sold. #265-1933 PIERCE-ARROW SILVER ARROW sedan. S/N: 2575015. Eng. # 360001. Silver/ gray cloth. Odo: 5,457 miles. Full restoration sometime prior to entering the Derro Collection in 1996. Restoration work still appears impeccable, executed at the level one expects for such an important car. Cond: 1. TOP 10 No. 1 NOT SOLD AT $120,000. Beautiful Dietrich Packard that was begging to go home to a new owner. No doubt much invested in the restoration, but failed to meet reserve with a top bid of $120k. Perhaps it just had too much red on it for most Packard enthusiasts. I cannot verify whether it was proper to paint chassis and suspension red. Consignor wise to hold onto it for another try. #151-1931 BUICK SERIES 90 roadster. S/N: 2615925. Martinique Blue & black/tan fabric/brown leather. Odo: 5,571 miles. Welldone older restoration, now looking just a bit beyond its best years. Paint nearly perfect, wonderful factory blue color drew attention. Fenders have minor pits and crackling in a few spots. Most chrome bits holding up well, some hazing on front bumper. Tan luggage and top fabric both have some discoloration. Top wood frame perfect. Interior mostly in fine condition, slight flaws on dash and steering wheel. Engine compartment clean and presentable, a few modern pieces installed. Restored 114 NOT SOLD AT $235,000. Splendid Imperial with an interesting history, once owned by Lou Fageol, who stuffed a Cadillac V16 in it to give it more pep. Older restoration now updated, including a proper period Chrysler engine, though not the original one. Dazzling red paint finish, but the small spots of overspray were puzzling. Why not take care of such a minor but very visible issue? Perhaps it gave bidders pause as to whether there might be other issues of greater importance. Either way, $235k is a bit short for what the car deserves. #253-1933 PACKARD TWELVE Victo- ria convertible. S/N: 901624. Eng. # 901530. Black/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 38,175 miles. Top-tier condition in all aspects. Resto- SOLD AT $2,310,000. Historically a most significant car, and truly amazing to see in person. Parked next to the 1932 Duesenberg, it appeared to be from an entirely different era. While there are a few other cars from the 1930s that incorporated aerodynamics, I can’t think of one more important or sleeker looking than the Silver Arrow. One of the other three remaining Silver Arrows was sold by RM Sotheby’s in NYC in 2015 for a price of $3.7m (SCM# 270261). They appear to be in largely similar condition, with Derro’s Silver Arrow verified as the first one produced. The third example was sold at Barrett-Jackson in 2012 for $2.2m (SCM# 192491). Was there something more desirable about the NYC example that justified it going for $1.4m more than the Sports Car Market


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Fresh Meat 2017 Aston Martin DB11 Launch Edition coupe by Chad Taylor Online sales of contemporary cars other two? If so, I didn’t see it, and believe it was simply a case of a few more motivated bidders at that time. The Derro Silver Arrow was well bought, I believe, and time will reveal if that is true. I’d even call the 2015 NYC example fairly well bought. (see profile, p. 84.) #234-1934 LASALLE SERIES 50 con- Date sold: 10/10/2017 eBay auction ID: 162702886275 Seller’s eBay ID: rrbsales Sale type: Used car with 10,266 miles VIN: SCFRMFAV2HGL00040 Details: Cinnabar Orange over black leather; 5.2-L twin-turbocharged V12 rated at 600 hp and 516 ftlb, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $198,890, Buy It Now, sf 30 MSRP: $256,149 (as equipped) Other current offering: Park Place Aston Martin of Seattle, WA, offering a 2017 DB11 coupe in black over black leather with 3 miles for $262,734. 2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed coupe vertible. S/N: 2102602. Eng. # 2102602. Diana Cream/tan cloth/brown leather. Odo: 38,687 miles. Restoration starting to get on in years, but holding up well. Paint excellent, body as well except for a few misaligned panels. Windshield and all windows replaced in 1999, appear as-new. Both rear hubcaps are dented. Windshield frame and other chrome very well done, no visible aging. Interior chrome and dash paint showing a bit of light pitting and aging in spots. Carpeting has some wear. Seats appear excellent. Engine appears redone at some point. Undercarriage very clean and in order. Cond: 2. done. Interior largely original and in need of much work. Padding emerging from crumbling torn seats, wood is in bad shape, carpets mostly long gone. Engine rebuilt and running; catalog states car has recently had a “full mechanical rebuild.” Top fabric gone to shredded heaven. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $90,000. This iconic Lincoln appeared to be suffering from restoration schizophrenia. Both too far gone and too partially restored to make it an appealing preservation-class candidate. Might as well get on with a full restoration. Hammered unsold at $75k, but later listed as sold at $90k. Seller was wise to let it go. #242-1935 PACKARD TWELVE pha- eton. S/N: 821202. Red/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 77,756 miles. Restored back in 1970s. Paint still fine and lustrous in many areas, but substantial crackling on doors and in front of rear windshield. Glass and chrome holding up well. Interior starting to show some flaws, front seat seams looking fragile, instrument surrounds and controls looking just a bit off. Recent tires, top and some other needed bits. Fenders converted to dual sidemounts as part of ’70s restoration. Rather heavy black smoke while running may indicate carb work ahead. Cond: 2-. RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA Date sold: 10/07/2017 eBay auction ID: 263217770881 Seller’s eBay ID: celebrityautogroup1 Sale type: Used car with 5,222 miles VIN: SCBFJ7ZAXGC057328 Details: Onyx Black over Linen leather; 6.0-L twinturbocharged W12 rated at 626 hp and 605 ft-lb, 8-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $175,000, Buy It Now, sf 111 MSRP: $239,400 (base) Other current offering: In St. Louis, MO, STL Motorcars asking $189,900 for a St. James Red over Imperial Blue and Hotspur leather 2016 Continental GT Speed coupe with 6,933 miles. 2017 Acura NSX coupe NOT SOLD AT $127,500. Much work done in the ’90s, completed sometime around 2004. Many records and letters by previous owner Bruce Armstrong at that time. Some referred to his search for two perfect hubcaps to replace the two dented ones. The file shows how much slower and more difficult it was to find parts and information before Al Gore made it effortless. Lovely LaSalle, one of the few nosales, with a high bid of $127,500—not far from low estimate of $140k. Surprised it didn’t sell with post-block negotiation. #138-1934 LINCOLN MODEL KB se- dan convertible. S/N: KB3680. Eng. # KB3680. Beige/tan cloth/brown leather. Odo: 67,948 miles. Body might be sound based on appearance, but who knows until the work starts? Rear end from back of rear doors appears repainted. Rest of car has original paint severely peeling in many spots. Front bumper rechromed, rear bumper stripped of chrome. Front wheels and spare repainted, rears not Date sold: 10/16/2017 eBay auction ID: 253208589806 Seller’s eBay ID: crownacura2017 Sale type: New car with 126 miles VIN: 19UNC1B05HY000798 Details: Curva Red over red & black leather/Alcantara; 3.5-L twin-turbocharged V6 with electric assist rated at 573 hp and 406 ft-lb, 9-sp auto, Sale result: $153,822, Buy It Now, sf 0 MSRP: $200,500 (as equipped) Other current offering: McLaren Boston of Boston, MA, selling a 2017 NSX coupe in silver over red & black leather with 390 miles, for $185,990. ♦ 116 SOLD AT $495,000. Regal-looking Packard, but elderly restoration has seen its best days and may need some refreshening. Close inspection revealed problems not visible from 10 feet back. Bidding stalled at $445k on block, but car sold later at a stunning $495k. Last sold for $319k at RM Monterey in 2012 (SCM# 6744679). I’d call this Packard very well sold. #160-1936 AUBURN 852 custom pha- eton. S/N: 8524688H. Eng. # GG3221. Black & Artillery Gray/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 92,172 miles. Excellent recent restoration of body and interior. Paintwork perfect, no scars or swirls. Soft top perfect. Chrome parts, wheels, glass, all appear as-new. Exquisite interior with wonderful dash, luxurious carpeting and seats, all seeing little or no wear. Engine very good but not quite as nice as rest of car, with some stains and elements of older restoration. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $99,000. A beautifully restored Auburn, competing for attention against some of the pre-war stars of this auction. A marvelous classic going for a lower price than many cars that are far less charismatic. I wanted to view records, but none were available; puzzling, since it usually serves to give potential bidders more confidence in what they are considering bidding Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA on. The restoration alone likely exceeded the sale price significantly. Well bought. TOP 10 No. 10 #161-1936 CADILLAC SERIES 90 sedan convertible. S/N: 51102222. Eng. # 511 02222. Phantom Metallic/ tan fabric/brown leather. Odo: 16,766 miles. Superb restoration of this breathtaking Cadillac. Body perfect, paintwork spectacular. Interior also flawless. Spent half-hour underneath, having a drink and gazing up at undercarriage. Body stated to have never been removed from chassis. Restoration started in 2008, with major work bringing front end back to original configuration. Cond: 1. from the Art Astor Collection in 2008; the consignor made the right choice in restoring what was needed most and leaving much of it as-is. It is now a beautiful, drivable, imperfect Lincoln V12. Only thing I would do now is install new sidemount covers. Will call it well bought, and in the larger scheme of things, a truly impressive car for just $121,000. #135-1937 CORD 812 SC phaeton. S/N: 81232269H. Eng. # FC2984. Geneva Blue/tan cloth/red leather. Odo: 32,867 miles. Restored in the 1980s; striking Geneva Blue paint is holding up well with just a few minor flaws, no chipping or crackling. Panel fit excellent, chrome bumpers and wheels still in fine condition. Interior superb, with seats richly restored in red; dash and steering wheel quite good. All in order underneath, with a fair amount of undercoating and some newly installed lines and linkages evident. Tan top fabric showing very little wear or discoloration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $715,000. An interesting history, with many years spent in Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. Last sold in 2008 by Bonhams for $194k (SCM# 1642174). At that time, rated condition 4+ by SCM, so much of its climb in value is due to restoration, not market appreciation. Shown at 2015 Pebble Beach. Very little mileage put on since restoration. Understandable, but I hope the new owner shows and drives it so others can view it. Not inexpensive, but put it up against some other cars in the under-million club and it seems like sort of a bargain. #225-1936 LINCOLN MODEL K sedan convertible. S/N: K6205. Black/black cloth/burgundy leather. Odo: 1,866 miles. Eye-catching mixed restoration with a few flaws. Recent respray, beautifully done but some drips at door bottoms. Trunk fit a bit off. New top, but cloth tire covers older and faded. Minor nitpicking compared to overall superb appearance. Interior very nice, front seat just redone, back seat purportedly original and looks beautiful. Gauges and dash look authentic, with slight patina. Undercarriage shows use, but in fine condition. Engine compartment appears to have older restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $121,000. Catalog states this Lincoln has undergone a “sympathetic restoration.” Never sure what that means; is it only redoing parts one feels sorry for? Purchased January 2018 SOLD AT $211,750. The condition of this Cord belied the fact that it was restored some 30 years ago. A high-quality restoration followed by perhaps little use and lots of care. Less known is how the mechanicals are holding up. Previously sold by RM in 2013 (SCM# 6470069), and again in 2016 (SCM# 6798541), for about the same figure as it went for here. so it’s a not-for-profit classic that will hopefully find a more permanent home. If you feel Cords are somewhat undervalued given their historic technological advances, then the price paid here qualifies as a relative bargain. The market right now calls it fair. #252-1937 CORD 812 Supercharged cabriolet. S/N: 81232023F. Eng. # FC3232. Rich Maroon/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 2,719 miles. Paint and interior last restored around 2000, still presenting beautifully. Many common mechanical upgrades, such as electric fan and fuel pump, 12-volt electrics, installed by longtime previous owner. Interior has a few minor flaws such as pitting on steering-wheel horn ring. Engine bay clean and carefully 117


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RM Sotheby’s Hershey, PA done. Underbody shows a bit of dirt from actual road use. Cond: 1-. Body, paint, trim, interior, wood inside and out, undercarriage and engine are all perfect. Not just new-looking, but carefully, painstakingly restored. Cond: 1. #238-1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO SOLD AT $412,500. One of three Cord 812s at this auction, and clearly the leader of the pack. It sold well above the estimate of $300k– $350k, and over twice as much as the other supercharged 812—a less valuable phaeton body. Probably difficult to drive on modern roads, the futuristic Cord 8 series seems somewhat undervalued to me, perhaps why SCM lists the 812 SC as investment grade A (most other models are graded B). I’d call this example fairly bought and sold. #223-1940 CADILLAC SERIES 62 coupe. S/N: 8323323. Eng. # 8323323. Black/ gray cloth. Odo: 59,263 miles. Body very presentable, panel fit quite good, doors shut with authority. Resprayed many years ago; paint gracefully aging with a variety of minor flaws. Chrome decent, most pieces rechromed at one time. Deep scratch in rear bumper. Minor delamination in door glass. Interior cloth seats appear accurately re-covered at one time, holding up well. Dash, steering wheel and other interior parts all presentable and have a nice patina. Engine matches condition of rest of car. Underneath, chassis shows just some minor surface rust, new exhaust system front to back. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $160,000. I have to call this a masterpiece of restoration by Doug Seybold’s notable shop. The woodwork itself is stunning, both inside and out. And every other element is equally jaw-dropping, wherever one looks. I feel fortunate to have been able to pore over this Buick. Ohio plate in photos may mean it was still in Seybold’s possession. A no-sale at first with high bid of $162.5k, it was sold postauction for $160k with commission. Puzzling, but in any case I’d call it very well bought. Has won all the AACA awards, now deserves to be shown at highest-level concours. #153-1953 OLDSMOBILE FIESTA con- vertible. S/N: 539M37898. White & turquoise/ white cloth/blue & white leather. Odo: 72,170 miles. 303-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Appears to be a slightly older restoration, with beautiful paintwork showing a few signs of aging. Some bubbling and corrosion on passenger’s door bottom, a few other spots where chips have been given the touch-up bottle treatment. Interior impressive, with leather driver’s seat showing a few inviting creases, some imperfections in dash and panels. Neat interior in white-and-blue color scheme, loaded with period complex pieces. Engine compartment condition matches rest of car, as does clean and neat undercarriage. Cond: 2. Brougham 4-dr hard top. S/N: 5770121759. Alpine White & stainless steel/blue cloth & white leather. Odo: 30,176 miles. 365-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Body excellent overall, with trunk and rear bumper fit a bit off. Resprayed at some point, perhaps not long ago. Trunk just starting to show a bit of crackling. Oddly, sections of both front fenders below beltline not repainted. Stainless-steel roof perfect. All glass shows little wear. Dashboard and most hardware looks good, seat fabric either restored at some point or more miraculously preserved than the Shroud of Turin. Engine has air cleaner and some other parts cosmetically freshened. Undercarriage appears original, or older restoration. New gas tank. Sounded like a stock car when started up. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $118,250. This overall impressive Eldorado Brougham seemed to be having a hard time deciding whether it felt original or restored. Would be a notable addition to most shows, and no harm done driving it a bit. Impressive if imperfect car; I’d call it fairly bought and sold. #174-1961 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 409 2-dr hard top. S/N: 11837L155023. Arbor Green/green cloth. Odo: 77,025 miles. 409-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Superb restoration, may be going back some years now. Fantastic paintwork, but some spots on trunk noticeable only from certain angle. Could not find them on any other panel. Chrome and trim pieces all excellent. Glass appears as-new. Interior done to perfection, with fabrics, dashboard and other panels carefully fitted without typical bunching or poor fitment. Engine compartment not over-restored, appears as it should. Underbody clean, little evidence of use. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $29,700. Too much work has been done to make this a full Preservation Class candidate; instead, it is a fine car to drive, show and enjoy without worry. Much sleeker front end than post-war Cadillacs, and coupe body is the most sporting, so if you like something a bit different, this year is a good choice. Sold for a bit below the estimate of $38k– $48k, but probably right at real market value. Fairly bought and sold. #247-1940 BUICK SUPER Estate woodie wagon. S/N: 0K0612500. Eng. # 54012662. Burgundy/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 936 miles. Superb restoration completed 2009. Just 936 miles showing, and everything appears new and accurate. BEST BUY 118 SOLD AT $132,000. Motorama history lends these Fiestas some real cachet, but as with many ’50s American cars, the latest generation of buyers may not be as captivated as those before. The styling of this Olds is a matter of taste, but there’s no denying the start of ’50s design wizardry, especially in the interiors. Prices have been stable for Skylarks and Fiestas for a while, and this example was sold at that level. SOLD AT $115,500. From the estate of Ralph Whitworth, this 409 is an exceptionally wellrestored ’60s American muscle car. Probably restored some years ago and kept mostly in storage, a member of the too-good-to-use club. © Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Bonhams — Goodwood Revival Bonhams’ Goodwood auction resists the British sales slump and pulls steady numbers Company Bonhams Date September 9, 2017 Location Chichester, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 79/111 Sales rate 71% Sales total $14,189,350 High sale 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe, sold at $801,155 Buyer’s premium Believed to be the only Cuthbertson conversion in the U.K. — 1958 Land rover series II 109-inch tracked utility, sold at $43,606 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T he orientation of the tent across the road from the Goodwood Revival changed this year. Goodwood has made most of the “over the road” displays part of the paying event, which left Bonhams outside the picket fence, with only the pre-’66 car park for company. Previously, it was possible to enjoy many of the delights this “magical step back in time” has to offer — a mini-Revival, if you will — without paying a penny, while enjoying a better view of the air displays. Of course, the change still left a large proportion of back out of fondness and occasionally drove it on the road. Still quite original, it more than doubled its estimate to sell for almost £1/2m, or $623,561. High sale was a Daytona making the money for a change — a lot of these have Chichester, U.K. been on the market and have not been selling. A driver-quality DB5 making $741,957 was right on the money — and shows the market for these yardsticks hasn’t fallen too far — matched by an early Bentley R-type Continental. An RS 2.7 that Bonhams had offered before once again failed to sell at $448,356. A splendidly original and historied 1927 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model took a strong $472,606. A real ex-Works 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 that had been out of the mainstream picture for several decades reminded us where the market is for these the incoming crowd milling past the auction marquee, most of them fascinated by the unique — in the U.K. at least — Cuthbertson Land Rover SII parked right out front. This 109-inch panel van sits on a huge set of four tracks, leaving onlookers wondering where you keep the stepladder to climb into it. It had previously been in a Norwegian collection and sold for $45,588. Inside, the star lot was Jack Sears’ ex-Willment Racing Team Galaxie, the NASCAR lightweight with which the late gentleman farmer steamrollered the British Saloon Car Championship opposition in 1963. It had raced elsewhere afterwards, but Sears bought it 120 old warriors — $312,771 — and a well-raced Shelby GT350 fetched the right $209k. Several early E-types got good money, the highest being $408,968 for an external-lock roadster, the 143rd left-hander built. A well-restored flat-floor, the 107th right-handed roadster built, was a marvellous transformation from the last time we saw it as a floorless basket case in 2015, and deserved its $268,373. The 151st roadster, in unrestored condition, got $194k. So this was a fairly “steady as she goes” exercise, well attended and a welcome boost to market confidence after slightly disappointing sales at the start of the month. ♦ Sales Totals $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 15% on first $66,069; 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.76) Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. ENGLISH #210-1927 BENTLEY 3 LITRE Speed Model roadster. S/N: BL1604. Black/black leather. RHD. Originally VdP-bodied. Rebuilt in ’30s on chassis of DN1731, with a varied mismatch of other bits, as is usual with Vintage (cap V, pre-’31) Bentleys; this Corsica body probably added at the same time. Fantastically patinated to the point of distress—ancient leather, faded dash—but quite lovely. Motor has compression plate, so probably previously skimmed to up the compression ratio for competition. Brakes hydraulic since 1990 but put back to original Perrot shafts before sale. Gearbox from the first Blower Bentley. Modern clutch fitted, original cone clutch comes with it. Not run since 2006. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $268,373. Most recent event was 2017 Flying Scotsman, an invitation-only reliability trial. Sold mid-estimate, so everybody knew exactly where they were. About 25% less money than a 3 Litre Bentley (and much less stonk, though almost as much performance) but eligible for the same events. #223-1934 BENTLEY 3½ LITRE drop- head coupe. S/N: B39BN. Green/brown cloth/ red leather. RHD. Recently repainted. New top. Retrimmed in late ’70s and leather is now taking on a lovely patina. Cond: 3+. bit quiet after that; now a metallic green. Radiator, lights and wheeltrim plating still nice. Leather has a bit of “give” in it, timber is still pretty good including drinks cabinet in rear— still with glasses. Full toolkit including grease gun, cable oiler and valve springs. Last had an MoT in 2012. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $133,698. Last in SCM’s Platinum auction Database september 2016—this sale last year—when it sold for $96,308 (sCM# 6809855). SOLD AT $472,606. A massively (and poignantly) storied car, once in in the hands of a “proper chap,” an raF man who died flying a Chance-Vought Corsair off Japan in 1945. In this ownership since 2006. Went over estimate when the “average” (were there such a thing) 3 Litre does £225k–£250k ($297k–$330k), but worth every penny for its fantastic history and patina. I know I sound like a broken record, but you can’t buy or accurately replicate this. For me, a slightly holy moment just standing next to it. #295-1929 ASTON MARTIN 1½-LITER Sports Model roadster. S/N: ST18. Blue/ black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 32,784 miles. One of six Sports Models, and one of 12 Astons completed in 1929. Original body and chassis in good order following 2010 refurb; radiator shell lightly dinged and rippled, lights are better. New Ecurie Bertelli motor with spin-on oil-filter conversion; original engine comes with car. New aluminum tank in tail. Digital clock and rally tripmeter fitted. Cond: 3. #224-1935 LAGONDA LG45 Monte Carlo Rally tourer. S/N: 12028. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 13,500 miles. Bentleydesigned Lagonda, 1936 Monte Carlo Rally team car—though it went out early. Older restoration, more recent refurb, still really nice body and paint, nice chrome. Dash good, creased and cracked leather may be original. Seller notes noisy first gear. From German ownership. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $226,934. In single-family ownership from new: bought new by Jack Sears’ grandmother after it had appeared at the 1938 Earls Court Motor Show. Always chauffeurdriven, then driven by his father in the ’50s including the Firle hillclimb! Here sold more than 40% over the high estimate, which we’ll put down to one-family history and the Sears connection. #212-1948 MG TC roadster. S/N: TC2275. Cream/red vinyl/red leather. RHD. Odo: 853 miles. Straight older restoration, nice chrome to lights and radiator shell. Seat leather just taking on a bit of character, though cushions have sagged a little. Newish SU fuel pump on bulkhead. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $490,365. Last in SCM’s database March 2010 (SCM# 1682441), when it sold for $254,144. We said: “Bought way over estimate by a well-known Bentley dealer at a comparable price to a 4½ Liter Bentley.” This time, after some titivation and with a further 7,000 mostly rallying miles under its wheels, it again sold over estimate—though still around the price of a 4½ Bentley. #218-1938 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III limousine. S/N: 3DL76. Green/beige leather. RHD. Straight and shiny, though various shades of green, originally maroon. Repainted in cellulose in 1958, but history goes a 122 SOLD AT $37,990. Also from the Jack Sears Collection, bought by him from restorer Nigel Dawes in 1997. First registered in the U.K. in 1992, so presumably repatriated from the U.S. prior to restoration. Sold above the rather low-looking estimate, and on the money for a tidy dormant-for-a-while TC at auction. #231-1952 ASTON MARTIN DB2 Van- tage coupe. S/N: LML50110. Carnation Red/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 40,585 miles. Well maintained. Panel gaps wide, as ever, but consistent. Converted to Vantage spec early in its life, motor is now a replacement following cracked head and block. Irish registered. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $172,176. The 1952 Earls Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. #292-1960 BENTLEY S2 Continental coupe. S/N: BC127AR. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 35,527 miles. Recent restoration and near perfect with very straight body; all swages line up. Engine bay correct khaki, paint and chrome nice, good hand-painted coachlines. New exhaust. Leather, veneers, headlining and carpets almost new. Cond: 2-. Court Motor Show car, recently returned from German ownership. Though DB2s will always be a little cheaper than 2/4s, this shows how much the model has come back in value since the most recent peak. TOP 10 No. 8 #277-1952 BENTLEY R-TYPE Continental coupe. S/N: BC10A. Metallic green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 81,754 km. Tidy and straight. Wilmot Breeden bumpers (heavier than the usual Conti type) fitted from new. Rear-wheel spats missing, though fixings are still in place. Leather (originally red) well patinated. Sunroof added around 1960, removed during 1966 restoration that added the present Austin 1100/MG Midget “cathedral” taillights. Australian registration. Cond: 3. the money for a beautifully restored SI... the only gripe being that they were likely never this beautiful, and this probably won’t have a chance to mellow. A lovely thing, but needs to spend some time in the mud. #268-1958 LAND ROVER SERIES II 109-inch tracked utility. S/N: 151900157. Gray/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 3,982 miles. Bring a stepladder... Converted when new, restored around 2000. Good and straight, all tracks and gear appears present and operational. With power steering, and I should jolly well think so, too. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $386,769. Of the 388 S2 Continentals, H.J. Mulliner bodied 222 of them, though only 71 were RHD. Previously in Austrian ownership for 15 years and in an Austrian museum for 10 years before that. Sold at just enough, might retail for a tad more. #225-1961 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk 1 BN7 Works rally racer. S/N: HBN713708. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 68,444 miles. Real ex-Works Healey disappeared for some time. Very original, slightly faded and paint is losing what little luster it had, but it’s all there and undamaged. Well-creased leather, original and (more) modern tripmeters, new Blockley tires, still wears Acropolis Rally plates. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $741,957. Tenth R-type Continental built (and the ninth right-hand driver), displayed at 1952 Earls Court Motor Show. Originally supplied to Georges Filipinetti in Switzerland, to Australia in 1960, in this ownership since 1975. This is the cheapest way into an R-type Conti, with some S1 versions retailing for as much. I’d thought those taillights would affect the value even more; although they integrate quite well, once you’ve seen them in their original application, it’s something that can’t be unseen. Anyway, they’re invisible from the driving seat, and that’s what these are all about. #206-1955 LAND ROVER SERIES I 86-inch utility. S/N: 57105465. Bronze green/ green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 61,373 miles. Very shinily restored (2015), certainly spiffier than it left the factory, though front fenders sag a bit when viewed from the front. Leans to the left a little, “but they all do that, sir.” Fantastic history includes original buff logbook and order sheet. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $53,186. Three owners from new (and only two drivers, claims the catalog, as one was the widow of the last owner, who stored it for 40 years). On 124 SOLD AT $43,606. In a Norwegian collection before dispersal, sold 2011 into German ownership, sold to the vendor 2015. Thought to be the only Cuthbertson conversion in the U.K. Hammered £21k ($28k) behind the £50k ($66k) lower estimate—but we are looking at a tiny market of potentially interested collectors. #273-1959 LOTUS ELITE S1 competi- tion coupe. S/N: 1159. Silver/black vinyl. RHD. Restored, five hours on motor since. Twin Webers and ZF gearbox. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $112,978. Raced in the U.K. to 1962, then sold to Germany; first registered there in 1965. In storage 1964–2016, during which time it was restored. Sold right for market. SOLD AT $312,771. Won its class (and 3rd overall) on the 1961 Acropolis Rally with Peter Riley and Tony Ambrose (Riley was later married to Ann Wisdom, who navigated for Pat Moss, most notably on their famous 1960 Liège-Rome-Liège victory in another 3000). Crashed by the same team on the Alpine Rally, repaired at Abingdon and sold to Rauno Aaltonen, who sold it to the next (Finnish) owner in 1965, who kept it 51 years. Did three days on this year’s classic Monte before retirement due to new owner’s ill health. Sold a bit behind the lower estimate of £250k ($330k), but perhaps understandable for a “lesser” (i.e., not one of the most famous) Works car that’s been off the radar, with all the uncertainty that brings. #250-1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 flat-floor convertible. S/N: 875143. Metallic green/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. 42,420 miles. Outside-lock roadster, 143rd built, still with correct welded-in bonnet louvers. A beautiful older U.S. restoration recently repainted, rechromed and rebuilt in the U.K. So perfect it’s not even leaking from the cam covers. Leather looks unused. Sits on correct-for-period Dunlop tires. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $132,218. In Austria 2011–15. Unlike the Ace roadsters, Acecas were $150k for ages and still are £100k “at home,” but £100k don’t buy you $150k any more... I’d call this a fair price. Last seen in the SCM database when it sold for $36,476 in December 2003 (SCM# 1558101). Sadly, I doubt the restorer got his money back, which means a very good deal for the buyer. SOLD AT $408,968. Thankfully left LHD as original. Sold a bit short of the £320k ($422k) lower estimate. This is the hens’-teeth edition, but even so, that looked rather ambitious. I’d call this still a very strong price. #289-1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 flat-floor convertible. S/N: 850151. Opalescent dark blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 71,245 miles. Very original and unrestored, and it shows in places such as “mouth” being a bit misshapen. Chrome okay, leather well patinated. Engine replaced in 1968. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $741,957. In California for a time. Last in SCM’s database May 18, 2013, when it sold for $462k (SCM# 6384599). This time sold right for market and condition—but almost worth it for the interior alone. You can’t replicate this. SOLD AT $194,375. 151st roadster built; three owners, the last for 36 years. Flat-floors are the second-most-sought (after outside-lock cars) and originality is prized—but this one did well to make as much given that the next stop is probably the restoration shop. #228-1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 flat-floor convertible. S/N: 850107. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 8,093 miles. Just out of resto, having been off the road for 40 years, so still super-sharp, though leather has “given” a bit already. With hard top. I saw it pre-restoration when it was a less rosy picture: “Very, very sad, full of holes and falling apart. Someone has started the body repair by chopping off the rockers and brazing in some new metal, but floor isn’t really attached to the sides. Flip-front twisted. Period mirrors, Ford Zodiac bonnet mascot and paint scheme date when it was last used—1973. Chassis plate not on car but is pictured in the catalog. Replacement engine fitted, original is in an XK 150.” Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $268,373. 107th RHD roadster built. Last sold for $99,191 in September 2014 (SCM# 6711757) when it was very sad indeed (see above). A masterful job. 126 SOLD AT $72,940. The property of former racing driver Win Percy, who bought it at a Historics sale at Brooklands in October 2011 for £44,240 (then $69,600). It had been a course car at the Goodwood Revival many times before that. Having become partially disabled after a gardening accident, Percy needed an auto, and as driving-standards advisor for Goodwood, this was an appropriate mount. This time showed a modest profit, though looks less in dollars thanks to the shift in exchange rates. (see profile, p. 78.) #253-1962 AC ACECA coupe. S/N: AE822. Green/green leather. RHD. AC-engined Ace coupe, last to leave the factory. Straight, clean and shiny following lots of restoration work, mostly in the late ’90s. Seats slightly collapsed and with well-patinated leather—could be original. Chrome wires look slightly out of place here. Cond: 3+. #207-1964 MORRIS MINI COOPER S Downton 2-dr sedan. S/N: KA2S4552514. White & black/red vinyl. RHD. Fourteenth Morris Cooper S built, tweaked in period by Downton Engineering. Motor is a 1293 on twin 1½-inch SUs. Restored early 2000s following damage in a sprint on the Isle of Man in 1986, with mostly repro interior. Aluminum doors, Downton competition dash, modified bucket-style driver’s seat, Moto-Lita steering wheel, Paddy Hopkirk throttle pedal extension so you can heel and toe. Cond: 2-. #252-1962 DAIMLER SP250 Police spec convertible. S/N: 104052. Black/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 37,150 miles. Restored B-spec ex-police car and still with most of the toys, including working Winkworth bell and large calibrated speedo, though that’s not currently fitted. Glass fiber and paint good, leather lightly worn in. Rack-and-pinion steering added in this ownership, motor recently rebuilt. Cond: 2-. #235-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N: DB51598R. Green/red leather. RHD. Odo: 66,360 miles. Very original with incredibly and gorgeously patinated original leather, new carpets. Shiny, lightly rippled down the sides, a few small bubbles in rockers under repaint. Hardly used—5,000 miles in past 29 years. Now with electric power steering, motor and driveline recently rebuilt. Cond: 3. TOP 10 No. 9 SOLD AT $83,379. A bonkers price even in today’s market, almost twice the lower estimate, but it ticks every Cooper S fancier’s box. #282-1964 GORDON-KEEBLE GK1 coupe. S/N: C34F1004RD. Green/black Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. leather. RHD. Odo: 59,630 miles. Older restoration but only 2,000 miles since; still decent paint, no cracks in glass fiber. Chrome all good and still with original taillights (Rover P6 units almost fit but don’t look quite right). Leather lightly worn, dash and door quilting all good, original push-button radio, Nardi wood-rim steering wheel. Now with electric fan and extra brake servo. Seems to have differing amounts of camber on the front end, or the body is lopsided. Cond: 3+. mobbed in 1983. Hammered sold at high estimate. Probably only for the most dedicated royalist, as there’s not much you can do with it except rent it out for occasional film duties. #209-1986 FORD RS200 coupe. S/N: SFACXXBJ2CGL00103. White/gray velour. RHD. Odo: 1,122 km. Roadgoing Ghia-styled homologation rally car, very low mileage, seat velour unworn. Tidy but not immaculate underneath. Unusually for road version, appears to have the torque-split lever unlocked—the rally cars had these, allowing 100% RWD, 2/3:1/3 or 50:50, but the road cars were usually fixed 37:63 front/rear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $138,877. Sort of a British fourseat (just) Corvette, whose engine it uses. “Gordon Keeble”’ is not hyphenated on the side badges—but it is on the chassis plate. supplied new to Canada, then the Netherlands in 2000. Sold at top estimate but these have hardly budged in value for as long as I can remember. #203-1968 LAND ROVER SERIES II 109 Ceremonial utility. S/N: 25113641D. Green/gray cloth. RHD. Straight and shiny. Likely that it first had military service before being converted for more cushy duties. Perspex protective screen, handrails and folding rear steps still in place, as is light-up instruction panel for the driver who had to drive Brenda (Private Eye’s slightly affectionate but mostly irreverent nickname for Her Majesty the Queen): Stop, Slow and Start. Center front seat replaced with steel locker à la Minerva. Chrome bumpers plus chrome wheel trims. Motor not so tidy, though carb looks new. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $179,576. Ford (or rather its contractor Reliant) had to build 200 to qualify for Group B, which was then canceled, so most got converted to road cars and sold off. In this ownership 28 years, having been bought from Big Boy Toys in Colorado, and displayed at Auto Collections in Las Vegas. Offered at no reserve and sold well behind the lower estimate of £175k ($231k). You can’t exactly fire it right up and drive it before a lot of recommissioning, and it’s too nice to romp around in the dirt again, so very much a collector’s piece— and today’s collectors largely are looking at later-era WRC cars. #262-1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 Van- tage X-Pack Volante. S/N: SCFCV81V2KTR15779. Eng. # V5805779X. Green/ Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 15,400 miles. Vantage means 400 bhp and now rather dated flared bodykit, X-Pack means even more power. Clean and shiny (repainted by Works Service, as it was still called then, in 2002) but rather messed-about with. Was a manual, 4-speed ZF auto fitted by previous owner, plus it’s had AP Racing six-pot brake calipers fitted, plus a DAB radio, Bluetooth adaptor and iPod connection, plus satnav. Timberwork redone. Seems the owners couldn’t help fiddling... Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $45,588. A number of these have been used to transport our beloved royals on various ceremonial duties over the years—this one conveyed HM The Queen and HRH Prince Philip on a tour of Northern Ireland in the Queen’s silver Jubilee year, 1977—but probably one of the last of its type made. De- 128 “ SOLD AT $433,854. With every box ticked, this is the ultimate Aston V8, whether you like the styling or not. Bought by the vendor from Bonhams’ annual a-M sale in Newport Pagnell with 12,270 miles in May 2011 for $189,924 (SCM# 179426, when I failed to note that it was an X-Pack or indeed a 4-speed auto conversion). Previously sold at the same sale in May 2008 for $207,760 (SCM# 116822). This time fell rather short of the ambitious-looking £350k–£400k ($462k–$527k) estimate. A non-X-pack PoW V8 Volante is two-thirds of the price, tops, and a much nicer car. For this much, I’d expect the A5 VOL numberplate to have been included in the deal. FRENCH #276-1962 FACEL VEGA FACEL II 2-dr hard top. S/N: HK2A122. Metallic blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 74,626 miles. Restored from 2015. Perfect in every detail, with new leather, new wheels, new stainless exhausts, polished stainless bumpers. Four-pot Coopercraft front brakes. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $416,368. U.K.-supplied car, one of 27 RHD of a total production of 183. In Malaysia 1997–2010, then Germany; to the U.K. in 2013, at which point it was still completely original. In the hands of a couple of Kent A number of these have been used to transport our beloved royals on various ceremonial duties over the years—this one conveyed HM The Queen and HRH Prince Philip on a tour of Northern Ireland in the Queen’s Silver Jubilee year, 1977—but probably one of the last of its type made. 1968 Land Rover Series II 109 Ceremonial utility ” Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. dealers, the latter of which completed the restoration at a cost of £200k ($264k). I’d say they both just about came out on top here, but not by a lot. GERMAN #216-1971 BMW 3.0 S sedan. S/N: 3150710. Green/tan vinyl. Odo: 9,372 km. Well kept, with good front inner fenders, rear arches don’t appear to suffer from usual rot. Seat vinyl slightly baggy, suggesting it’s on its second time around the clock, overmats have protected carpets. Period Philips cassette player displaces original Becker Frankfurt radio. Headlights still left-dipping. Cond: 3. sCM’s database November 2014 (sCM# 6711267), with 2,370 miles, when it failed to sell for $656,000 at Bonhams’ New Bond Street sale. I felt at the time the catalog was a bit short on detailed history for a car expected to make a million dollars, as the £650k asking price was then. This time bid to only £340k ($448k). To sell at all in today’s market, these cars need to be top-drawer with no question marks. ITALIAN #221-1961 FIAT 600 D Multipla coupe. S/N: 88640. Green & white/green & white vinyl. Odo: 5,099 km. Restored and still sharp. Decent chrome, rear light lenses still have color (they usually fade), motor clean and tidy. Seats and door trim redone. Repro rubber floor mat or well disguised with silicone spray. Rear-most (engine cover) trim is quite wrinkled. Period roof rack. Cond: 2-. leather could be original. Stored for a few years and recently recommissioned. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $260,973. Class winner at the 2005 Cartier Style et Luxe concours at Goodwood. Sold a little under the £200k ($264k) estimate. A really rotten S1 sold last year at auction for $172,500 (SCM# 6804500), making this look like a rather good value at a similar price to a mint S1 E-type coupe. TOP 10 No. 7 #290-1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe. S/N: 16725. Red/tan & black leather. RHD. Odo: 55,117 SOLD AT $18,235. Bought new by Jack Sears’ father, Stanley, when he lived in Portugal, hence LHD. With Flying Lady mascot on the bonnet—according to the catalog, “stanley and Jack enjoyed watching her bottom wiggle when they accelerated.” Came to the U.K. in 1990. Sold mid-estimate at what looked a very reasonable price. #227-1973 PORSCHE 911 RS Carrera Touring coupe. S/N: 9113600936. White & green/black cloth. Odo: 2,743 miles. Looks good following recent cosmetic resto, but repairs not finished under the chin. Aerial missing from front fender. Pipes and exchangers all good, new Nylocs suggest motor has been apart recently. Wears M471 seats and door cards, velour unworn. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $36,470. Bought by the vendor in 2015, right out of restoration. A restoration project sold for a fifth of this price at a recent Duxford auction, and I don’t think you’d repeat this for the difference in prices—unless you had it done in Eastern Europe. BEST BUY #263-1972 ISO GRIFO Series II coupe. S/N: GL210364D. Blu Sera/ tan leather. RHD. Odo: 52,160 km. U.K.-market car, restored 2002, originally gold with tan leather. Still straight and shiny, miles. A U.K.-market car supplied with a/c. Good all round, nine-inch rears. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $801,155. On the money for an rhD Daytona in today’s market—there are quite a few for sale right now. JAPANESE #266-1973 DATSUN 240Z coupe. S/N: HLS30145991. Green/black leather. Odo: 87,763 miles. Federal-spec car. Restored and very sharp, super-clean underneath, still with dustbin-lid wheel trim. Dash super-shiny with an overdose of silicon spray, seat vinyl almost as shiny and only lightly creased. Carb dashpots lightly polished, maker’s stickers still on airbox. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $448,356. Delivered new in Germany, to the U.S. in the early ’80s. Last in “ 130 With Flying Lady mascot on the bonnet— according to the catalog, “Stanley and Jack enjoyed watching her bottom wiggle when they accelerated.” 1971 BMW 3.0 S sedan SOLD AT $45,588. Hammered sold right on the lower estimate of £30k ($40k), which is on the money for a nice one, though a Euro or Jap-spec 5-speed in the same condition should have gotten a little more. AMERICAN #217-1963 FORD GALAXIE 500 2-dr ” hard top. S/N: 3N66R143030. White/red leather. Odo: 7,796 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Holman-Moody-built “lightweight” race car, essentially NASCAR spec, used by Jack Sears to win the 1963 British Saloon Car Championship. Very original, and still in very Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. good order, with original tiny brass fire extinguisher on the tunnel. Original red leather well creased. Motor recently rebuilt. Small exhausts so Sears, the gentleman farmer, could drive it on the road... Cond: 3+. Hertz colors, has run twice in the Le Mans Classic. Sold right for a Shelby in the U.K.; I would have expected a little more, but perhaps having no significant period circuit-racing history takes the edge off the value. SOLD AT $623,561. Cost $3,342.98 new... and British race tracks had never seen anything like it before 1963. It wiped the floor with the Jags and Lotus Cortinas by dint of sheer horsepower. Also driven in period by Bob Olthoff, Paul Hawkins and Graham Hill, raced in South Africa from 1964. Owned by Sears from 1988 (he paid Olthoff £25,000, or $43k), has appeared at the Goodwood Festival of Speed several times, and being sold by Sears’ estate. Fetched more than double the pre-sale estimate... but there’s only one BML 9a. (see profile, p. 86.) #300-1966 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N: 6R09K120689. White & blue/black velour. Odo: 13,438 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Real Shelby, Shelby no. SFM6S434. Recently restored, and with all the usual circuit gee-gaws such as catch tanks, roll cage and tow loops. Much of original interior remains. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $209,175. Second owner was Jim Bridges, who (drag?) raced the car in the early ’70s. Raced in Europe in #306-1967 FORD MUSTANG GT fast- back. S/N: 7R02S179334. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 29,060 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Recently restored well-specced car, said to be all original and matching parts apart from hood, plus wheels added to resemble the “Bullitt” car. GT light bar, air pump and a/c removed during the refurb but are included. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $80,419. In storage for three decades to 2002, so mileage may be original. Sold where expected. Is there a ’68 in England that isn’t a “Bullitt” clone? © January 2018 131


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Artcurial Paris, FRA Artcurial — Mercedes-Benz Sale Artcurial’s celebration of all things Mercedes-Benz brings a German-hungry crowd and big results Company Artcurial Date October 15, 2017 Location Paris, FRA Auctioneer Hervé Poulain Automotive lots sold/offered 43/54 Sales rate 80% Sales total $10,352,542 High sale 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, sold at $1,672,296 Buyer’s premium Top seller of the Mercedes-Benz-only auction — 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300sL roadster, sold at $1,672,296 Report and photos by Leo Van Hoorick Market opinions in italics A n impressive number of Mercedes aficionados descended on the Mercedes-Benz Centre in Paris on October 15 to attend Artcurial’s Mercedes-Benz-only auction. Multiple national ties filled the room and no less than eight pho were ready for the competitive bidding sure t happen. From the 54 automotive lots on offer, 18 ca came from the private collection of Mercedes-Benz France. Of the four pre-war models on offer, only one didn’t find a taker — a Paris, FRA beautifully restored and rare 540K Cabriolet B that was bid to $768k — over $100k short of the reserve. There was also an unrealistically high estimate for a replica of the 1886 Benz “Patent Motorwagen,” built for dealer showrooms. It was bid to $100k, which should have clinched the deal. In 2013, RM auctioned a similar tricycle of the same production run in London for $51,720. Incidentally, several cars that were sold at that RM auction in 2013 resurfaced here and were sold again, mostly with a nice profit. Older but not quite classic examples were in demand, such as a 1986 560 SEC that fetched $63,349 or the 1992 230 CE coupe that sold for $16,893. Some recent cars were on offer too, with a 2008 S65 AMG sedan bid to $59k (reserve at $65k) and a Maybach 57 S of the same vintage bid to $135k against a reserve of $141k. Two bidders in the room dominated the sale and bought more than half of the lots. If we consider the turnover, they probably were responsible for close to 75% of the total. The highest sale of the day was a not-so-perfect white 1960 300SL Roadster selling for a staggering $1,672,296. A strong second was a 1955 Gullwing with some needs, selling for an equally unexpected $1,334,530. Both were part of the Mercedes France Collection. An almost brand-new special-series SLR McLaren S 722 changed hands for a record price of $971,349. Deputy Director Pierre Novikoff told me after the sale that they were all very happy a mind-blowing record price — 2009 Mercedes-Benz sLr McLaren 722 S roadster, sold at $971,349 132 with the results achieved: “Not only did three of the pre-war cars sell for strong money, which is increasingly difficult, but overall we obtained an impressive turnover of more than $10m. Several cars sold over their high estimate. Especially the two 300SLs sold way beyond expectation, with the roadster obtaining a record price we haven’t seen for a long time for this model.” ♦ Sports Car Market 16% up to $1,062,900; 12% for higher totals, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.85)


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Artcurial Paris, FRA GERMAN TOP 10 No. 6 #33-1934 MERCEDES-BENZ NÜRBURG 500 Sport tourer. S/N: 10104951. Black/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 1,448 km. Mechanical cousin of the 500K—albeit without a compressor. Never restored, but a respray was performed a very long time ago. Paint presents well, with some waviness. Chrome dulled but original. Top looks good, top frame shows age. Leather in the back certainly original, with some fatigue to tops of doors. Parts of the front interior such as seats retrimmed long ago. Renowned Mercedes restorer Kienle in Stuttgart did some work on it in 2000. Certified by Mercedes Classic in 2014 (full file with the car). Retains its original German Fahrzeugbrief. Matching numbers. German registration. Cond: 3-. seat crosswise behind driver’s seat. Dashboard finished in elm, perfect. Completely revised mechanicals in 2001 by Götzinger. Historical file with many as-found pictures. Seller acquired the car in restored condition in 2002. Sparingly used since, mainly for concours and exhibitions. German registration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $689,798. When found, the car was green with white flanks. an elegant and rare car. Perfectly restored with all the right bits in place. Too bad colors are inspired by the 1990s and not the 1930s. The car is too flamboyant now and will lose points for this at professionally judged concours. Sold $40k over its low estimate, which I’d call a success, as these pre-war cars have lost interest in recent years. #4-1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 170V A SOLD AT $802,419. One of the most prestigious Mercedes of the 1930s—in impressive original condition. Factory sindelfingen Tourer body is a one-off and quite unusual. The Daimler-Benz Stuttgart factory kept the car and used it for parades and official government duties until 1937. In 1999, it sold for $200k at Brooks’ Stuttgart sale (SCM# 13193). Last seen at the Bonhams’ Stuttgart sale in 2014, where it sold for $703,541 (SCM# 244664). Hammer price shows such rarities are still very good value today. Fair both ways. #25-1938 MERCEDES-BENZ 320 Cab- riolet A convertible. S/N: 421042. Eng. # 421042. Silver metallic green/green canvas/ green leather. Odo: 129,873 km. Barn-discovery in Latvia in the 1990s. Previous story unknown. Restored around 2000 to a very high no-expense-spared standard. An inspection report of 2009 details the work carried out. Two-tone metallic paint. Perfect panel fit and shut lines. Chrome flawless. New green canvas top. Dark green leather interior matches outside color. Hardly any signs of use. Third sedan. S/N: 1360600211952. Black/brown vinyl. Odo: 77,190 km. Recently restored in Portugal. Good and straight panel fit, excellent paint. Chrome in good general condition. Bumpers replated, some light pitting on radiator shell and door handles. Correct external boot access with metal-covered spare wheel. Catalog states interior was retrimmed in leather, but it looks like vinyl to me. Large tear in backrest of left front seat. Matching brown carpets new. Dash in excellent condition. Engine compartment well cared for. Portuguese registration. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $116,843. Sold new in Germany. Acquired by Mercedes-Benz France in 1996. The car was in France for at least seven years. One of the first post-war Mercedes with six cylinders, of which 2,360 examples were built. Sound, but deserves some TLC. Sold $10k over low estimate, which looked correct for condition. #8-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300C Ad- enauer sedan. S/N: 1860166500837. Beige/ green velvet. Odo: 24,533 km. Ultra-rare and unusual “tropical” equipment includes larger radiator, curtains, rear window blinds, adjustable suspension, outer temperature gauge and an external search lamp. All these items are still in place. Original paint presenting very well. Good chrome and perfect shut lines. Bosch high beams. Rear-view mirror delaminating. Older Goodrich whitewalls. Perfect green velvet upholstery. Large headrests on front seats match interior perfectly, but are later addition. Dashboard perfect. Period Becker radio. Swedish registration. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,378. Registered new in Germany. Portugal is very popular with European collectors, as it is the home of several excellent restorers—who still charge affordable prices. Nevertheless, I suspect that the restoration of this 170 was more expensive than the hammer price. Advantage to the buyer. #24-1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 220A cab- riolet. S/N: 1870120901452. Eng. # 180900914952. Black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 62,799 km. Older restoration but still in good condition. Originally in cream. Some chips and oxidation marks around grille and engine compartment. Paint on trunk lid matte. Matte spot on rear bumper too. Chrome showing age. Bosch high beams, one cracked. Wellpreserved interior with wood and red leather. Original Becker radio. Seats reupholstered long ago, with nice patina. Carpets worn. Black top, lined with beige alpaca, in good condition. Maintenance files from 1997 onwards. Inspection report from 2015. Original owner’s manual. Serviced prior to the sale. French title. No reserve. Cond: 3+. 134 SOLD AT $126,698. An amazing car with proven low mileage. Unbelievably original condition. Sold well over high estimate, which was set at three times the median value of the SCM Pocket Price Guide. Expensive, yes. But another one with this equipment and in this condition simply doesn’t exist. #31-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S coupe. S/N: 180037N8502350. Black/red leather. Odo: 9,278 km. Old restoration showing age. Repainted at some time in original black. Old paint with matte spots, scratches and blemishes. Chrome not fresh and very uneven around side windows on both sides. Inner sills matte and scratched. Interior, originally beige, re-upholstered in red leather and presenting very well. Wooden dashboard in average condition. Original Becker Europa. Aftermarket electric power steering. Small maintenance file dating back to the 1990s and some period documents. French title. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $77,426. Delivered new in Portugal, and there until 2015. Rather tired and with some needs. Older Sports Car Market


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Artcurial Paris, FRA French, catalog and owner’s manual in German. Cond: 3. carbureted version; injection came one year later. Rare, but not really attractive, in my opinion, although somebody definitely wanted it. High estimate was beaten by $7k. Extremely well sold. #9-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL con- vertible. S/N: 12104210017539. Eng. # 12192110017670. White/black canvas/dark green vinyl. Odo: 75,318 km. Average-looking car. Restored at some point long ago. Looks structurally sound despite some areas of oxidation. Paint not fresh and damaged, especially around trunk lid. Chrome bumpers in poor shape, front bumper looks replated but badly prepared. Rubber around windshield dry, chrome pitted. Hubcap paint damaged. Soft top is in reasonable condition. Hard top in body color included. Interior restored and in fair condition. Dash discolored. Engine bay dusty. Said to have been recently serviced. Files of invoices detailing work and maintenance and technical documents. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3-. ers since 1980. This one sold mid-estimate, but considering its state, buyer got a very nice value. #11-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 300D cab- riolet. S/N: 18903310002830. Eng. # 18998012001746. Blue/blue canvas/gray leather. Odo: 3,360 miles. Thoroughly restored car, in beautiful condition. Navy blue paint still perfect, straight and with excellent panel fit. Chrome generally good, but some light pitting around side windows. Some delamination on the front windscreen. Blue piping on otherwise perfect gray leather seats a bit too much. Perfectly veneered dash with period Blaupunkt radio. Bar behind front seats indicates it probably was a parade car. Blue felt-lined top asnew. Well-detailed engine bay. Discreet Michelin whitewalls still in good condition. French registration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,672,296. Sold new in England. Moved to the U.S. at the end of the 1960s. Acquired by Mercedes-Benz France in 2002 and only sparsely used since. Prices for these emblematic models have been cooling down in the past three years, but in the past 12 months only exceptions sold for less than $1 million. This car was just an average roadster. It looked as if bidding would stop below the $1 million mark, but then a battle between two bidders in the room pushed the price beyond a reasonable level for such a car. Now one of the most expensive 300SL roadsters ever, and I am still wondering why. #5-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL con- vertible. S/N: 11304210010956. Eng. # 12798110009145. Silver metallic/black canvas/ black leather. Odo: 80,749 km. Good overall condition. Restoration in 1999 included a respray and major mechanical overhaul: replacement of the shock absorbers, alternator, brake pistons and clutch. At the same time the injection pump and steering box were overhauled. The rear drums were also serviced. Paint and chrome very good. Interior largely original with nice patina. Becker Grand Prix radio. Fully serviced prior to the sale. Factory hard top included. Full history. French registration. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $150,629. Delivered new in France and a part of the Mercedes-Benz France Collection for the past 20 years. A car that looked sound, but with some needs. Deserves at least a respray and some other cosmetic attention. With that in mind, hammer price was all the money. #10-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SE cabriolet. S/N: 12803010003710. Cream/ black canvas/red leather. Odo: 16,689 km. High-level restoration started around 2011 with the aim to use the car like when it was new while maintaining its exceptional originality. Repainted in its original color. Rubber replaced and chrome redone. Mechanical overhaul included new pistons and valves. Front and rear suspension arms and gearbox were refurbished. A new soft top was placed. The original leather seats look good. Period Becker radio. Nicely detailed engine bay. Meticulous and well-documented restoration, with invoices for more than $90k on file. French registration. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $168,930. Sold new in France. Only two own 136 SOLD AT $380,093. The variant on offer is the rarest, with only 65 cabriolets produced. In comparison to the price guide’s median price of $206k, this excellent example was highly priced with a reserve of $212,400. No problem—it sold a full $100k over its high estimate, proving yet again that quality remains paramount. TOP 10 No. 3 #13-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N: 19804210002738. Eng. # 19898010002798. White/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 75,585 km. Old restoration with many small imperfections. Some minor chips in paint. Left door uneven and slightly damaged with scratch in paint. Signs of corrosion in front wheelarches. Chrome in good condition, although the side trim is dented at both sides in a very similar way. Interior looks original and in lovely condition. Minor damage at the cover of the folding roof. Catalog states that an additional a/c system was installed. Mechanically, the car is original and its condition is consistent with an older, high-quality restoration. Injection is shiny; should be matte. Underbody with protective coating. Recent mechanical service. Comes with inspection report, maintenance manual in SOLD AT $101,358. A Mercedes auction is unthinkable without Pagodas; surprisingly, there was only one at this sale. It had just two owners and a well-known history as well. Spent much time in the showroom of a Mercedes dealer in Lyon until 1996 and only scarcely driven in recent years. One of the best open two-seaters of the ’60s. Not cheap, selling almost $20k over high estimate, but a fine example ready to enjoy. #20-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SEL 6.3 sedan. S/N: 10901812001721. Eng. # 10098112001763. Silver metallic & blue/blue velvet. Odo: 75,853 km. Very original car with genuine low mileage. 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Artcurial Paris, FRA American-spec headlights typical for the model, but bright yellow in French tradition. Chrome still excellent. Original dark blue velour interior and matching carpets with light wear, but generally in well-preserved condition. Options include Becker Grand Prix radio, Clarion 8-track, sunroof, two front armrests and a/c. Well-maintained engine bay. Recently serviced. File with maintenance invoices from 1988 onwards, original “Datenkarte.” Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. nice patina. Driver’s seat torn. Top of dash shows some cracks. Period Blaupunkt radio. Disconnected a/c. Engine bay in used condition, with some rust on air filter. One of the exhaust manifolds has slight leak. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3-. regularly maintained to the highest standard. The 6.9-L is a rare variant with only 7,380 units built. It sold close to its low estimate of $59k. SOLD AT $101,358. In Versailles from 1988, then at the Mercedes-Benz France Collection from 1997 on. Sold over its high estimate of $93k, at three times the median value of the price guide. Originality comes at a very high price here. #7-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 coupe. S/N: WDB11102612001597. Gold metallic & black/black leather. Odo: 52,599 km. Major maintenance work in 2006 comprised replacement of the brake master cylinder, radiator, fuel pump and renewal of the electrical system. Front axle refurbished in 2007. Anti-rust treatment (Dinitrol) applied in 2008. Earlier this year the gearbox was overhauled and four new tires were fitted. Some dents in rear bumper, some scratches in the front. Patch of rust on trunk lid. Rear window rubber dry. Windshield delaminating. Driver’s door hangs and closes with difficulty. American double headlights. Electric sunroof and power windows. Original leather interior with SOLD AT $87,281. Registered in Paris in 1978, this car remained in the capital, with three known owners. Elegant car with nice combination of colors and desirable 3.5-L V8. some needs, however, which was reflected in the hammer price some $7k below low estimate. Price paid leaves plenty of room to make it right. Well bought. #6-1979 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SEL 6.9 sedan. S/N: 11603612006353. Eng. # 10098512006450. Gunmetal gray/blue velvet. Odo: 13,184 km. After being stolen, the car was restored in 1986. Options include sunroof, ABS, a/c and a Becker Europa radio. Body and paint in good condition. Not all gaps perfect—notably the hood. Chrome still excellent. Rubber around windshield deteriorated. Dent in right side-view mirror. Interior well preserved, but left rear seat slightly baggy. Engine bay well cared for. Unscathed rims with older Michelins. Full history comprises up-to-date service book confirming mileage, owner’s manual, manufacturer’s records and inspection report dated 2015. Recently serviced, invoice with the car. No reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $63,349. One-owner car from the Mercedes-Benz France Collection. A demonstration car, #12-1988 MERCEDES-BENZ 500SL convertible. S/N: WDB1070461A085362. Red/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 69,294 km. Very original and in excellent condition, although it has been repainted in the past. Hood in good shape. Passenger’s compartment immaculate, with wood-finished console, leather steering wheel and black leather upholstery showing only the slightest signs of use. Becker Grand Prix radio and a/c. Other options include height-adjustable driver’s seat, central armrest and power windows. Hard top in body color included. Very tidy engine bay. Recently serviced with accompanying invoice of some $3,000. Other documents include original order, service book, maintenance booklet, “Originalteile-Katalog 2001” Type 107, complete maintenance file from new and inspection report from 2015. Genuine low mileage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $108,397. There are plenty of good R107s, as these SLs are known among collectors. The V8s are the ones to have. On top of that, this one belonged to the Mercedes-Benz France Collection from new, had very low mileage and was in perfect original condition. High estimate was set at $94k, which, to my surprise, it flew past. a lot of money for an r107, but find another one in this condition. #16-1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E Cosworth 2.5-16 Evolution sedan. S/N: WDB2010361F612472. Anthracite metallic/ black leather. Odo: 217,850 km. A few years ago, this Evo 1 was dismantled and all the corroded parts were protected or replaced before a respray. Mechanical service in 2013 by specialized workshop in the U.K., which included full rebuild of front and rear suspension. New timing chain, prop shaft and differential. Body still in excellent shape. Sunroof. Original interior with no excessive wear. Blaupunkt radio. Good Pirelli P6000 tires. Many photos of the restoration. British V5 registration. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $71,238. The first of the two homologation specials Mercedes built based on 138 Sports Car Market


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Artcurial Paris, FRA driving an SLR. It is distinguished by slightly different tail- and headlights, stiffer and lower suspension and a larger air intake. There are four SLR 722s in the SCM database, the most expensive sold at the Phoenix, AZ, RM Sotheby’s sale in January of 2017 for $675k (SCM# 6827427). This perfect example sold to a telephone bidder for a mind-blowing record price that will be hard to beat. #49-2014 MERCEDES-BENZ SLS the 190. One of 502 produced. Sold new in Germany. Changed hands quite a few times. Collectible, yes, but high mileage is a drawback, especially because these cars tend to have hard lives. Well sold. #14-2005 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN coupe. S/N: WDD1993761M000627. Eng. # 15598060000658. Black/red leather. Odo: 29,123 km. Low mileage and hardly used in recent years. Full service history. Complete overhaul in May 2017 with $12k invoice on file. New Pirelli P Zero tires fitted. Showroom condition both in and out. Comes with two sets of keys and its logbook. Monaco registration. Cond: 2+. AMG GT roadster. S/N: WMX1974781A010742. White/black canvas/white leather. Odo: 20,650 km. Already a two-owner car but still in pristine condition. Low mileage is correct. Expensive “Designo” option in white leather and pearly paint. Comes with logbooks and service invoices. French registration. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $236,000. Delivered new in the U.K. They are a quite common sight at sales now. In the past 12 months, there were 11 coupes entered in the SCM Platinum Auction Database, three of which found no takers. Average selling price was $270k. There was not much enthusiasm for this perfect SLR; seller was right to drive it back home. #15-2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN 722 S roadster. S/N: WDDAK76F29M001973. Dark gray metallic/red canvas/black leather. Odo: 6,800 km. Two-owner car with very low mileage. Presented in as-new condition. Full service history. Perfect body with striking convertible top in black and red flecked fabric. Interior with black leather and nubuck in new condition. French title. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 4 SOLD AT $309,705. Sold new in Monaco. As with the 300SL Gullwing, Mercedes introduced a Roadster a few years later than the coupe. Open-top version was some $12k more. These are more common at auctions than the coupes and command higher prices as well. This one sold just over its high estimate, and did over $30k better than the current highest entry in the SCM database. Let’s check if this becomes a trend. #19-2015 MERCEDES-BENZ SL63 AMG World Championship Hamilton Edition convertible. S/N: WDD2314741F036949. Eng. # 15798360077128. Matte black/ black leather. Odo: 33 km. Limited-edition Number 8, out of the 19 produced and based on the SL 63 AMG Roadster. Delivery kms only, so the car is in showroom-new condition. Austrian registration. Still with factory warranty. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $971,349. The 722 S is a limited series of the SLR roadster. 722 refers to the start time of Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson in the 1955 Mille Miglia, where they were 140 SOLD AT $323,783. To commemorate the F1 title for the 2014 season, Mercedes built a series of 38 cars equally divided into two sets of 19 units (referring to 19 Grand Prix), the “Rosberg” and “Hamilton” versions. The cars had a list price of close to $450k. A lot of money considering the silver and gold of the accessories included on both cars are not even real. This one sold close to the low estimate of $305k. Still an awful lot of money, but no ROI for the seller here. © Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL Bonhams — The Zoute Sale Knokke-Heist extravaganza draws in gearheads from all across Europe Company Bonhams Date October 6, 2017 Location Knokke-Heist, BEL Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 26/32 Sales rate 81% Sales total $6,489,161 High sale 2017 Mercedes-Benz G650 Maybach Landaulet, sold at $1,404,840 Buyer’s premium 15%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.85) Donated by Mercedes-Benz, with proceeds going to charity — 2017 Mercedes-Benz G650 Maybach Landaulet, sold at $1,404,840 Report and photos by Leo Van Hoorick Market opinions in italics all its diversity. The eighth edition of the Zoute G Prix offered five formats. The Zoute Rally g a field of almost 200 vehicles built between 1 1965, which were then let loose on beautiful F roads. The Zoute Concours d’Elégance saw more than 50 outstanding classic vehicles at the Royal Zoute Golf Club, and the Zoute GT Tour on Sunday gathered supercars and hypercars for a rally through Flanders Fields. The Zoute Top Marques car show presented the modern highlights of the participating automotive brands on 19 stages along the main shopping street. And for the fifth time, Bonhams staged its Zoute Sale. Only 32 cars were on offer, but all were of exceptional quality. The show was undoubtedly stolen by the last of 99 O Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulets, the superlative edition of the legendary G-Class. The luxurious opentop off-road vehicle was donated directly by MercedesBenz to be auctioned with all benefits going to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The charity supports more than 100 sports-based community programs 142 nce a year, the Belgian seaside town of Knokke-Heist Knokke-Heist, BEL is trans- formed into an exclusive stage for showcasing the automotive lifestyle i about 40 countries to combat social challenges facing children and oung people. The G650 sold for a record sum of $1,404,840 to a well-known retired Belgian businessman in the room. While the Mercedes was taking the spotlight, other fantastic examples crossed the block, one of which was a perfect Ferrari 365 GTC selling for an impressive $942,414. German marques rformed strongly, with a 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster leading the ssic charge, selling for $457,744. An immaculate BMW Z8 convertible sold for a record price of $370,234. Also exceeding its estimate was a green 1967 Porsche 911S 2.0 sunroof coupe selling for $249,066. Two Jaguars made the Top 10. A close-to-new XJ 220 supercar caught the attention of several bidders in the room before selling for $457,744, while a better-than-new Series I 4.2 E-type fetched $293,494. In all, 10 cars exceeded their high estimate, not including the Maybach. Auctioneer and Group Motoring Chairman James Knight said, “As an auctioneer, this is one of my favorite sales to conduct, as we participate with such an enthusiastic audience. The credit for that must go to the organizers of the Zoute Grand Prix.” ♦ Sales Totals $9m $7.5m $6m $4.5m $3m $1.5m 0 Sports Car Market 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL ENGLISH #39-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-4 BN2 roadster. S/N: BN2L232047. Healey Blue/ blue canvas/blue leather. Odo: 44,968 miles. Recently restored. Straight body with excellent shut lines. High-quality respray in the original Healey Blue. Excellent chrome, new bonnet strap. Seats and blue carpets are new. Instruments are rebuilt and a wood-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel is fitted. Nicely detailed engine has been completely overhauled, together with front/rear suspension and rear axle. Restoration included some upgrades such as disc brakes, aluminum fuel tank and aluminum cylinder head. A new wiring harness has been fitted. Just before the sale the gearbox was overhauled and a complete new clutch assembly installed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $96,934. Four-seater model manufactured for the North american market. Imported into Belgium six years ago. A nut-and-bolt restoration finished in Belgium a few years ago. A classic among roadsters, with a strong following. Low estimate of $70k looked realistic to me. Only the carpeting should be replaced by something more discreet. Well-executed restoration inspired confidence, not only in me. Sold a tad over its high estimate of $93,500. Seller can be very happy. #47-1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 4.2 convertible. S/N: 1E10844. Gunmetal Metallic/ black canvas/gray leather. Odo: 36,086 miles. An absolutely stunning Series I with the most desirable 4.2-L engine. Restored by the JagShop in London. All original components such as the suspension, steering mechanism, carburetors, wiper motor and rear axle assembly were rebuilt. New wiring harness together with new improved Coopercraft lightweight aluminum 4-pot brake calipers, new hydraulic pipes and rebuilt brake cylinders and servo. Adjustable Koni shock absorbers. Additional upgrades include electronic distributor and electric cooling fan. Full photographic record of the rebuild. Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate confirms matching numbers. U.K. MoT and V5C Registration Certificate. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $154,825. Matching numbers and equipped with the Le Mans kit. The 100-4 are the most charming Austin-Healeys and the most fun to drive. In comparison with the median value of $88.6k in the latest SCM Pocket Price Guide for a BN2 with Le Mans kit, the low estimate of $99.5k was certainly realistic for such a well-presented car. Bidding didn’t stop until well above the high estimate. Certainly not a bargain, but find another one of this quality. #25-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk I BT7 roadster. S/N: HBT7L4275. Cream/ black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 2,264 km. Paint excellent, straight panels and good gaps. Perfect brightwork. No front bumper, two Lucas high beams instead. Antenna but no radio. Canvas top looks new. Double exhaust before left rear wheel. New red vinyl interior, white piping. Red of carpeting hurts eyes. Moto-Lita steering wheel. Engine bay well detailed. Engine is correct replacement, overdrive gearbox was fitted at same occasion. Wire wheels painted black. Well-documented history, CD of photographs on bodywork restoration, Condition Report, BMIHT Certificate. Belgian registration papers. Original owner’s handbook. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $293,494. a few years back, a firstseries E-type sold at this very sale for slightly over $200k. It was the most expensive E-type I had ever seen then. Since that day it seems they have only become more expensive. I guess it is the only road-going Jag that doesn’t suffer from weakening prices. This better-than-new example sold for way above expectation, making it one of the most expensive E-types ever. Very well sold. #48-1966 MORGAN PLUS 4 Competi- tion roadster. S/N: 6135. British Racing Green/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 64,641 km. Older restoration still in beautiful condition, with approximately 12,000 km driven since. Paint good but some cracks on rear deck at both sides. Chrome still excellent. Canvas strips visible at the edges of the engine cover. Seats and carpets in excellent condition. Wood-rimmed steering wheel. Engine compartment clean and well maintained. Ready to be enjoyed. Comes with an album of restoration photographs, extracts from Morgan records and a Morgan reference book. Belgian registration papers. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $74,047. One of only 42 competition models boasting the desirable 2.2-liter Triumph TR4 144 engine and one of only nine LHD cars delivered in Europe. Three owners from new. Last owner kept it for 24 years. Peter Morgan preferred the high-line body, so the Plus 4 Competition came with a low-line body in 1965 as an experiment. The standard Plus 4 roadster finally adopted that lower body a year later. Sold at mid-estimate and well over the median SCM valuation of $37,400, but that doesn’t mention the Competition variant. Still well sold. #34-1993 JAGUAR XJ 220 coupe. S/N: SAJJEAEXBAX220871. Le Mans Blue/ Smoke Gray leather. Odo: 8,049 km. LHD model in as-new condition. Nice color combo. Fascia looks assembled from Ford Mondeo/ Taurus parts. Obviously very well preserved and maintained in original condition, it currently displays a total of only some 8,000 km on the odometer. The last major service has been carried out only 1,000 km ago in December 2014; the invoice for this service, totaling $38,000, is on file, as are the Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust records. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $457,744. A not-so-successful attempt by Jaguar to enter the supercar world. Horribly expensive, the size of a small truck and with only a 6-cylinder, be it with twin turbos. This one sold surprisingly well, even beating the low estimate by $50k. Considering that 25 years ago the retail price was around $700k, we can state that there were better investments to be made. And I don’t believe this will change, even at close to half of the original price. #45-1999 ASTON MARTIN V8 Volante LWB convertible. S/N: SCFDAM2CCXBL89055. Green metallic/beige canvas/cream Connolly leather. Odo: 49,936 km. Oneowner, perfectly maintained, low-mileage Aston. Perfect panels and paint. Cream Connolly leather interior in as-new condition. Well-detailed engine bay. Full service history, original books and tools, color-matched Delvaux pouch, original sales agreement, taxation report (2016). Low mileage genuine. Major service just before this sale. Belgian registration. Cond: 3+. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL recently reupholstered with cheap-looking black plastic covers; carpeting poor too. Original steering wheel cracked. Well-cared-for engine bay, but too much red paint applied on Ruby DS Grand Sport engine. Dutch registration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $242,335. This LHD, automatictransmission LWB Volante was sold new in Belgium. It is one of the 25 LHD of 64 LWBs produced. According to the invoice, Belgian list price at the time was $275k. In 2002, Aston Martin Belgium valued this car at $245k, at which time it had covered 13,700 km. The car sold mid-estimate and almost for the exact same amount as the valuation in 2002. Fair both ways. #33-2003 ASTON MARTIN DB AR1 Zagato roadster. S/N: SCFAE62383K800023. Light green/cream leather. Odo: 2,000 km. The 23rd of a limited run of 99, as can be seen on the door-sill plaque. Three-owner car with very limited usage. Showroom condition both inside and out. Several documents, including the most recent sales invoice, are on file along with details of the extensive service that was carried out prior to delivery. Additional documentation consists of the service booklet, list of warranty work, Certificate of Conformity, Certificate of Origin and Luxembourg registration. Cond: 1-. executed together with the restoration. Recorded mileage of 100,994 km is genuine. Offered with its original tools, jack, Chapron paperwork, etc. Dutch registration. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $255,798. Two-owner car. Most desirable series with the “old nose.” Only 42 cars combined the pre-facelift nose and the green Light hydraulic Mineral fluid system. a very original and beautiful DS retaining its original chassis, body panels and interior. One of the best I have seen. Good ones don’t come cheap, even though low estimate of $222k looked plenty. However, bidding only stopped close to the high estimate. Well sold. GERMAN SOLD AT $168,288. One of some 20 survivors of its type. From 1984 on in the Deutsches Automuseum at Schloss Langenburg. Current owner bought it a few years ago. aBC is a play of words—it has the same pronunciation as the French word “abaissé” which means lowered, making reference to the under-slung chassis with semi-elliptic springs. It had the reputation of being fast and agile, and the marque was quite successful in competition. My favorite of the sale, but I was not alone. Spirited bidding brought the price well beyond high estimate of $140k. I stopped long before. Well sold. #42-1967 CITROËN DS21 Décapotable NOT SOLD AT $234,000. A roadster in its purest form, with only two seats and no soft top. Probably the most exotic Aston of recent times. To be considered more as an investment than a proper car. Recent history has taught us that this is not always a warranty for success. This car is not iconic, in my opinion, nor is it very beautiful. On top of that, there was 20% of VAT to be added to the sale price should the car remain in Europe. Enough to deter the most daring bidder. Highest bid stayed $50k below low estimate. FRENCH #49-1928 RALLY TYPE ABC roadster. S/N: 600. Eng. # DS2452. Blue/black canvas/ black vinyl. Odo: 8,902 km. Older restoration with body in good condition and older paint. Some flakes and matte spots. Correct Marchal lights in good condition. Two truck-like rearview mirrors—pity. Nice duck mascot on radiator. Spare wheel shiny from age. Seats 146 cabriolet. S/N: 4473044. Blue metallic/black canvas/Cognac leather. Odo: 994 km. Straight body with good gaps and panel fit. Still looking fresh and little used since a repaint in 2001. Chrome is original and shows some minor scratching, especially at the rear. Canvas top replaced when restoration was carried out, still looking new. Original leather seat upholstery a bit dry and cracked. Carpets in excellent condition. Desirable Jaeger dashboard. Period FM radio. Posh-looking hubcaps in excellent condition. Beautifully detailed engine bay. A mechanical overhaul was #22-1955 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N: 10798716. Red/beige canvas/beige vinyl. Odo: 7,879 km. Tidied-up barn-find condition. Rusty with patches of paint missing, but overall sound body with plenty of dents. Front bumper heavily rusted, rear slightly better. Window surround mostly rust. Trafficators in side panels rare detail. Canvas hood in shreds beyond salvation. Interior looks salvageable except for door and side panels. Steering wheel heavily worn. Rust around speedo. Carpets missing and traces of mold in footwell. The engine fairly clean in comparison with rest of car. Recent mechanical work and runs well. Accompanying documentation consists of Italian registration papers and invoices. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $32,311. Only known history is that it was stored for 36 years in Bologna, Italy. Vendor bought this car at the Brussels Interclassics show, November 2016, for around $12,000. He tidied it up, brought the mechanics back to life, overhauled the brakes and starter motor and fitted a new battery. electrics also got necessary attention. Still some work to be done, but hopefully the original patina will be preserved. Sold well under low estimate. Vendor made a nice profit and seller got a good deal. “ ABC is a play of words—it has the same pronunciation as the French word “abaissé” which means lowered, making reference to the underslung chassis with semi-elliptic springs. It had the reputation of being fast and agile, and the marque was quite successful in competition. 1928 Rally Type ABC roadster ” Sports Car Market


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On the Radar A new year means a whole new crop of world cars just became freely available for import to the U.S. If you’re not familiar with the rules, you can find info at www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import. by Jeff Zurschmeide 1993 AC Brooklands Ace Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL #28-1957 PORSCHE 356A 1600 Speed- Pros: Just 46 examples were made between 1993 and 1996. 5.0-liter Ford V8 at 260 hp/320 torque. Four-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission, also Ford units. Good feature set for the era with a/c, heated seats, heated windshield, power windows, CD changer, power steering, ABS, and get this: a power hood. Did 0–60 in 5.9 seconds. Cons: Bland styling. Aluminum body panels hard to replace at this point. Could be mistaken for a Jag XJS with a body kit. Price range: $35k–$40k, plus import costs. 1993 Maserati Karif Pros: Made from 1988 to ’93, the final year of production is now available for import. Came with the 2.8-L Biturbo V6 engine rated at 281 horsepower. Performance measured in the sales brochure was 0–62 in 4.8 seconds, and 158 mph top speed with a 5-speed manual trans. Only 222 examples were ever made. Cons: Cars built late in the production cycle carried power-killing catalysts, reducing real engine output to 245 or 220 horsepower. Short production run means body parts will be hard to find. Could be mistaken for a Toyota MR2. Price range: $5k–$15k, plus import costs. 1993 Citroën Xantia SOLD AT $457,744. Sold new in the U.S. Single-family ownership for over 30 years. Ironically, the 356 Speedster was designed as a stripped-down affordable entry into Porsche ownership, and a competitor for the cheap British roadsters that were invading the U.S. market in the 1950s. Now they are the most valuable of the 356 family. The high estimate of $491k was pretty strong for a 356A Speedster, in my opinion. Pocket Price Guide median value of $374k corroborates this. Yet it sold mid-estimate, another strong result for a Speedster. #51-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SEB Pros: Doesn’t look like a classic Citroën, but comes with all the weird goodies like a computer-controlled hydropneumatic self-leveling suspension, rear-wheel steer, and some were fitted with active suspension that eliminated body roll. Power ranged from 87 to 150 horsepower and up to 135 torque depending on the engine choice. Cons: Doesn’t look like a classic Citroën. Hydropneumatic suspensions are prone to fail and disable the car when they do. Could be mistaken for a Honda Accord. Price range: $3k–$5k, plus import costs. ♦ 148 cabriolet. S/N: WDB11102310045491. Graphite Grey/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 44,980 km. Restoration finished in 2009 and well documented by invoices and photographs. Straight panels, good gaps and nice paint in original Graphite Grey. Slightly orange-peely on the left front fender. Chrome original and showing some very light pitting on top of doors. Rest looks like it was replated. New soft top and cover. Lovely upholstery still largely original. All wood trim re-veneered. Mechanically reconditioned where necessary. Engine bay clean and in line with the rest of the vehicle. Recent cosmetic and mechanical overhaul carried out. Copy of data card and German registration. Cond: 3+. ster. S/N: 83456. Black/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 95,947 km. Said to have been restored to the highest standards in 1989, and still holding up very well. Repainted in black. American-spec bumpers. Very straight body with excellent paint and brightwork. Nicely patinated interior with correct seats, red piping. Carpeting still looks new. Lap belts. Detailed engine bay. Chrome rims shod with fairly new Michelin XZXs. Service and restoration invoices and photographs on file. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity (dated 1995) confirming its original specification and equipment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $121,167. Very nice example of this iconic convertible. Delivered new in Switzerland. In a German private collection since 1999, where the restoration was carried out. Not a 280se 3.5 but looks like one and comes at a less exorbitant price. Median value in the price guide is $77k. The low estimation of this very fine example was set at $117k, which I found very reasonable. Sold just over this low mark; buyer got a very nice value. #32-1967 PORSCHE 911S 2.0 Sunroof coupe. S/N: 306438S. Irish Green/black vinyl. Odo: 19,660 km. Top-of-the-line 2.0 S model. Recently restored in the U.S. to concours-winning status. Matching numbers and colors. High attention to detail. All the original optional equipment is still in place: Talbot mirror, sunroof, headrests, Becker Grand Prix radio, loudspeaker, antenna. Very well-detailed engine bay. New exhaust. New Vredestein Sprint rubbers. Its story was published in Classic Porsche magazine (November/December 2014 edition), a copy of which is on file. Certificate of Authenticity, British V5 and MOT. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $249,066. This desirable early short-wheelbase model was sold new in Germany but moved quickly to the U.S. Sat neglected for a long time before a ground-up restoration was started around 2009. It then had 116,000 km on the odometer. Engine, transmission, etc., were completely dismantled and rebuilt to factory-new condition. New Old Stock parts were used whenever possible. Multiple concours-winner before it was shipped back to Europe in 2013. As could be expected for such a perfect car, some fierce bidding brought the price well over the high estimate. Kudos to the seller, although for a ’67 S in great colors with special options, there is still money on the table to enable this one to be resold at a profit. #26-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N: 11304410004805. White/ black leather. Odo: 148,049 km. Refurbished in 2015–16 with mechanical overhaul (invoice on file for almost $6,000) and respray in original color. Straight panels with good gaps and good chrome. Rear lights appear to be from an older 230SL model. Rubber on optional hard top dry and cracked. Right front hubcap damaged. Lovely original leather interior, seats lightly creased. Becker Europa radio and electric antenna. Engine bay clean, but paint on radiator and water tank flaking. Mileage looks genuine. Original pouch with all books includ- Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL ing stamped service book, a copy of the Datenkarte. Invoices relating recent refurbishment. Swedish registration papers. Cond: 3. er’s side lightly scratched. Original sunroof. Well-kept interior. Carpeting looks new. Some cracking on top of dashboard. Non-original leather-covered steering wheel. Blaupunkt radio-cassette. Clean engine bay with normal usage marks. Factory options include sunroof, Fuchs wheels and sports suspension with Koni shock absorbers. Mileage believed original. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, U.S. title with E.U. duties paid, receipts, books, tools, jack and original spare wheel. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $201,946. Manuals are much more popular than automatics in Europe; 5-speed manuals are sometimes retrofitted, but this is a matching-numbers car. Last year, Bonhams sold a similar 280SL for $256k at the Zoute sale (SCM# 6805015). They couldn’t replicate the price with this, but was still plenty for a 280 Pagoda. Fairly bought and well sold. (See profile. p. 82.) #24-1971 PORSCHE 911E 2.2 Targa. S/N: 9111210742. Eng. # 6211382. Silver metallic/black polyester/black vinyl. Odo: 84,665 km. Body-off restoration by current owner began in 1994. Interior reupholstered. Today it holds up extremely well. Paint is good, panels are straight and gaps are okay. Windshield surround mildly scratched. Brushed stainless hoop panel good and straight. Older Uniroyal tires still okay. Driver’s seat baggy, rest of interior good, rear seats as-new. Clarion radio-cassette from 1990s. Engine bay clean and confirms that car was only used sparingly after restoration. Said to have been recently checked. Copy of the factory records confirming matching numbers, a selection of photographs, Belgian registration papers. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $52,506. Sold new in California. Last 10 years in Denmark. Factory-delivered special-order livery of Salmon Metallic over Cinnamon stands out and gives it a nice period touch. Probably thanks to its pleasing and rare color and the interesting options, this 911S reached its high estimate of $52.5k, doing much better than the SCM median price of $38,500. #46-1976 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. S/N: 9306700411. Sienna Metallic/Cognac leather. Odo: 148,948 km. Good and straight body, excellent shut lines. Leather interior impeccable. Old Nokia mobile carphone still in place. Engine bay not the cleanest. The last service was carried out in September 2017. Extensive history file including all invoices since 1976 up to now, restoration invoices; Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and Certificate of Conformity, original service booklet. All manuals and tools plus original Porsche pouch and the two original keys. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $104,339. Sold new to the U.S. Brought to Belgium at the beginning of the 1990s. To me, this was just a well-kept Targa that didn’t stand out in any way. Porsche prices have cooled down a bit lately, but the market still favors small-bumper 911s. There was a very determined bidder in the room for this one. Sold at its high estimate. #29-1975 PORSCHE 911S 2.7 coupe. S/N: 9115200813. Eng. # 6550319. Salmon Metallic/Cinnamon leatherette. Odo: 90,673 miles. Matching-numbers example. Excellent paint, partly resprayed in 2012. Straight body with good panel fit. Window surround at driv- January 2018 SOLD AT $228,872. German-spec car, sold to a Belgian lady. One-family ownership since new. Original and rare color scheme only available for model year 1976. Characteristic flared wheelarches and “tea tray” rear spoiler. Interior was the most luxurious yet seen in a 911, featuring leather upholstery, a/c and electric windows. At the turn of the century, this 911 149


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL was repainted in its original color and the interior retrimmed by the Belgian importer. Expenditure on mechanical work alone amounted to over $17k. Hammer price was not cheap, but well deserved for such a nice 930 Turbo. #30-1989 BMW Z1 convertible. S/N: WBABA91020AL00171. Red/black canvas/ gray leather. Odo: 17,179 km. According to the seller, in professional storage since 1996, hence the low mileage. Perfect, as-new condition. Panels of these Z1s tend to crack now as plastic loses its flexibility with age. But this one has no cracks at all. Leather seats with typical camouflage design. Alpine radio-cassette. Said to have been freshly serviced. Complete with all its original instruction and service books and British V5 document. Cond: 2-. ment in recent times. Low estimate of $64k concords with SCM’s median price. Apart from the color, this Z1 had plenty going for it, but the room didn’t feel that way. Seller was right not to let go. #41-1989 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 3.2 Speedster. S/N: WP0EBO91SKS173239. Linen Grey/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 1,689 km. Intended for the U.S. market and well optioned with, among other things, steering wheel with elevated hub, seat heating, cassette-radio Blaupunkt Reno, locking differential, shorter shift for G50 transmission, electrically adjustable sports seats, luggage compartment instead of rear seats, a/c and more. Returned to Europe in 2008. Speedometer was changed (original mph odometer with the car). At the same time, the Speedster was brought up to European specification (third stoplight and U.S. rear bumper come with the car). Engine clean, apart from cooling fan. Michelin Pilots not new but in good condition. All original books including the stamped service booklet. French registration. Cond: 2-. tively rare bird with even rarer color scheme. The Speedster was built for the 1989 season only; production amounted to 2,065 cars. Low estimate was set at an optimistic $304k, not taking into account that prices for 911s are cooling down. In my opinion, the high bid was closer to reality. #44-1989 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 3.2 25 Jahre Jubilee Edition cabriolet. S/N: WP0ZZZ91ZKS151259. Blue metallic/gray canvas/ Perlgrau leather. Odo: 107,843 km. Well-presented “25 Jahre 911” Jubilee model. These special-series cars are well equipped with electric seat adjustment and heating, special carpets, electric soft top and a/c. Body looks great as it had a professional full respray in 2016. Almost-white interior in original condition presents beautifully, although carpeting in the rear a bit fluffy. Engine bay very well maintained. Last major service in June 2017 with 107,000 km recorded. Unscathed Fuchs wheels with fresh Continentals. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, all books and tools including compressor, original service booklet, invoice for recent respray and Dutch registration papers. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $60,840. A BMW in the best roadster tradition, dating from a period when roadsters were scarcely produced. Doors drop in the body; it’s one of the few cars that can be driven with doors open. A very attractive model, with indestructible mechanics and excellent road manners, albeit rather expensive when new. For a long time prices of Z1s didn’t follow the upsurge in prices for collectible cars. There seems to be some positive move- NOT SOLD AT $269,100. According to the seller, the car had only 800 km when it came to Europe. Looking at the interior, I’d assume the mileage is a bit higher than that. A rela- SOLD AT $100,973. This particular “Jubilee” 911, of which only 43 examples were built, was delivered new in Germany. The German version is distinguished by its special hue of blue metallic and Perlgrau (very light gray) leather interior. The wood trim on the dashboard and digital outside temperature gauge on the console are also special additions. Hard to value, as there are no comps. Sold mid-estimate, which seemed right to me. #27-2000 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N: WBAEJ11040AF79320. Black/black canvas/ black leather. Odo: 26,049 km. One-owner car, sold new in Belgium. Showroom condition. Sought-after triple-black color scheme. Low mileage and full maintenance history. Black factory hard top; tools and books. Belgian registration papers. Cond: 1-. 150 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL Market Moment SOLD AT $370,234. Many car makers found inspiration in iconic models of their history at the end of past century. The BMW Z8 was inspired by the superb 507 roadster of the 1950s and is one of the most successful examples of this retro-trend. Its price evolution is comparable to that of the 507 too, especially if we consider this particular car. It flew past its high estimate by almost $100k. Record price for this model. courtesy of Bonhams 2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet Sold at $1,418,160 Bonhams’ Zoute sale, Knokke-Heist, BEL, October 6, 2017, Lot 35 (Mercedes calls the updated 1989-and-later version the W463) is this stunning long-wheelbase Landaulet — one of 99 — which was auctioned off for charity. I don’t recall seeing many Gelandewagens in the pages of SCM, so please don’t get a warped idea W of what these are worth. The one-of-99 status, the charity connection and the fact it was a brand-new car may have created a unique sale. Also, the recently publicized efforts of Daimler AG to kill the W463 off and replace it with something more environmentally friendly (read: cost effective to build) was certainly at work here. The good news for us is that the standard, usable versions of W463s should not be affected too badly by this deviation from the norm. The pre-U.S.-importation-era trucks actually have their own market, which is showing healthy signs of growth. Due to this, starry-eyed importers are scouring the for-sale ads in Europe, buying nice examples and bringing them to our shores with price tags ranging from $25,000 to $40,000. Making any long-term projections about this odd Gelimousine Gelandaulet will not be so confus- ing if you re-categorize it as a “hyper-truck.” Today’s hypercars are currently enjoying their own bonanza market, and this seems more self-actualized sitting in a collection with Ferraris, McLarens and Bugattis than next to your Unimog and your 1990 300GE. While this example, due to the circumstances it was sold under, will likely remain the high-water mark, we are still looking at the first Mercedes W463 to belong squarely in the million-dollar club. — Pierre Hedary 152 152 hen the Mercedes W460 entered this world back in 1979, I don’t think anyone imagined this. Over time, the model has evolved from a simple four-wheel-drive passenger vehicle into all kinds of odd variants. Mercedes’ most recent spin on the W643 G-class SOLD AT $67,315. “Top Gear”’s Richard Hammond voted the BMW 1M his Car of the Year 2011. Its new price in Belgium was $60,000, if you could find one. as always with low-production, high-end cars, order forms traded hands for much more than MSRP before delivery dates. Hammer price was close to the high estimate of $70k. Seller was rewarded with a relatively small ROI, but options, taxes, etc., are not taken into account. Buyer is better off; eventually, he will take delivery of the car he coveted for so many years. (see profile. p. 90.) ITALIAN #37-1956 ABARTH 750 Allemano Spy- der. S/N: 640586. Light blue metallic/black canvas/cream vinyl. Odo: 174 km. Older restoration still holding very well. Straight panels with good gaps. Rather unusual color but nicely done. Paint overall good except from some scratches on rear deck due to the folding roof. Chrome good, except for headlight surrounds, which are not so shiny. Bumpers look new. Windshield delaminating heavily at the base. Interior with new carpeting and newly recovered seats, but vinyl looks rather cheap and is not very tight. Plastic-rimmed Nardi wheel. Engine bay looks well maintained. Steel rims unscathed with older Uniroyal rubbers. U.K. V5 registration document. Cond: 3+. Sports Car Market #38-2011 BMW 1M coupe. S/N: WBSUR91020VS63712. Valencia Orange/gray leather. Odo: 1,950 km. Option-laden, factoryfresh example of this limited-edition BMW. One owner. Hardly driven, and if so, always with protected seat and carpets and gloved hands, states the seller. Showroom condition both inside and out. Accompanying documentation consists of the original sales invoice, service invoices recording odometer readings, German registration papers and a certificate issued by a BMW dealer. An original BMW car cover is included in the sale. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 1-.


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL Engine bay in line with rest of car. Won a prize at Dutch concours Paleis Het Loo in 2010. Various documentation, instruction manual, Dutch registration papers. No reserve. Cond: 2. #43-1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona NOT SOLD AT $58,500. Like many of Carlo Abarth’s GT cars, this spider was based on the Fiat 600. Allemano was one of the house coachbuilders, together with Zagato. The car was built with a variety of options; therefore, it is rare to find two alike. You don’t see these often, but the fans for these diminutive roadsters are few. In that respect, low estimate of almost $88k proved a bit too optimistic. #31-1957 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Sprint 750-Series coupe. S/N: AR149304862. Black/gray vinyl & cloth. Odo: 57,237 km. Older restoration that has seen very little use since its completion. Straight panels, excellent fit. Paint is a little orange-peely on the right side. Brightwork overall in good condition, except for some slight pitting in B-pillars on both sides. Early model of the Sprint series, with small rear lights. Interior as-new, with some wrinkles in driver’s seat. New carpets. Beautiful gauges with clear glass. Original plastic steering wheel. Nicely detailed engine bay. Rims and hubcaps look as-new. Belgian papers. Cond: 2-. coupe. S/N: 16927. Blu Dino/beige leather. Odo: 64,237 km. Delivered new to Garage Francorchamps, Brussels. Older restoration with paint and chrome still excellent, good panel fit. Left front bumper a little off. Front blinkers faded. Interior has light patina. Carpets in good condition. Period belts. Engine bay in line with rest of car. Cromodora knockoff alloy wheels shod with Michelin XWX rubbers. Accompanying documentation consists of Massini Report, Ferrari Classiche certification confirming the car’s originality. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $60,584. Sold new to France. Third owner brought it to Holland and had it cosmetically and mechanically restored (photographic record on file). restoration amounted to around $35k. As the odometer was zeroed at some time, it is believed that the car only covered some 22,000 km from new. The 1.3 HF model precedes the legendary 1.6 HF “Fanalone.” All openable body parts made of aluminum, with Plexiglas side and rear windows. This was one of the best I have ever seen. Sold well over low estimate, but money well spent. #36-1968 FERRARI 365 GTC coupe. S/N: 12031. Gunmetal Gray/tan leather. Odo: 6,660 km. Perfectly restored to original specification some 10 years ago. Showroom condition both inside and out. Non-original gearbox from 330 model, will be replaced at seller’s cost after the sale. New exhaust. Last serviced months before the sale. This stunning car comes with comprehensive documentation on the restoration, an original sales brochure, copies of the original factory paperwork, a copy of the old Dutch registration papers (cancelled), Belgian registration papers, etc. Ferrari Classiche has been applied for; this process can take a few months to complete. Cond: 2+. TOP 10 No. 5 NOT SOLD AT $93,600. This 750-Series Giulietta Sprint was sold new in the U.S. and came to Belgium around 1989, when its restoration commenced. The seller said he has many cars and is not very interested in Alfas, so he decided to part with it. He told me before the sale he expected to suffer a small loss, but he finally decided not to let it go. I don’t believe there is much more to be expected for this model. #23-1968 LANCIA FULVIA Rallye 1.3 HF coupe. S/N: 818340001328. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 7,718 km. Straight body with excellent paint. Panel fit and gaps perfect, although the driver’s door is difficult to open. All the right bits in place. Correct painted steel rims with new Bridgestones. Yellow high beams give away French origin. Interior excellent, with original bucket seats. Period lap belts. Original wood-rimmed steering wheel. 154 NOT SOLD AT $760,500. This car spent quite some time in North america and Canada before returning to Europe in 2015. It’s mentioned twice in the SCM database. In March 2006 it was sold at RM’s Amelia sale for $192,500 (SCM# 1565771), which was then deemed expensive by the reporter, who added wisely, “Let’s check back in a year...” It sold again at RM Sotheby’s in Monterey in August 2015 for $792,000 (SCM# 6796722). Daytona prices are moving in all directions, but generally down. In that respect, the low estimate of $819k seemed optimistic, as confirmed by the final bid. seller preferred to wait for a better offer. #52-1973 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL coupe. S/N: AR1426316. Red/black velour. Odo: 21,856 km. Sold new in Italy. Presented in its original livery. Judging by the excellent condition of the car, low mileage is probably correct. Straight with good panel fit. Little dent behind driver’s door. Paint believed to be original. No signs of corrosion. Chrome bumpers slightly matted, grille pitted. Original alloys as-new. Original black velour seats in excellent shape. Red carpets. Original clear plastic protection to the outer sides of the driver’s and passenger’s foot wells still in place. Engine bay slightly dusty. Original Italian libretto. ASI certificate and ASI Gold Plaque. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $942,414. The 20th 365 GTC built was sold new in Belgium and traveled between Belgian and Dutch owners. The car was offered to me in red and black some 17 years ago for not much more than $100k. Unfortunately, the seller changed his mind and kept it for a few more years, restoring it in the process. Too bad for me, the only time I came close to owning a Ferrari I really liked. It now turned out to be the second-most-expensive car of the sale, selling almost $100k over its low estimate. Fair both ways. SOLD AT $87,510. A common sight at auctions on the Continent. This was one of the most original Montreals I have seen in recent Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL years. Some claim that these Alfas are undervalued, but most of these that come to auction have visible needs. It is a model with corrosion problems, a costly repair. The high estimate of $82k was lowish for a car in this condition with such low mileage. On the other hand, I didn’t expect it to go over the high estimate, which it did. Well sold. (see profile. p. 80.) #53-1973 ALFA ROMEO 1300 JUNIOR Z GT coupe. S/N: AR1800032. Champagne Metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 99,883 km. Presented in its original and very period color scheme. It is reported that it was restored at some point by renowned Italian restorer KCA. No restoration records with the car, but great care had been taken to maintain its originality. Paint is not perfect, at its worst on driver’s door. Variable panel fit as when built. Unlike other Zagatos, the Junior Z has a steel body, which is certainly a plus here. Original wheels, steering wheel. Interior clean and in overall good condition. Comes with original Italian libretto (de-registered) as well as a cancelled Certificato di Proprietà and ASI certificate. Cond: 3. raris. A well-cared-for, low-mileage specimen, but aren’t they all? Luckily it was not red, but gray is the second worst choice for this model, in my humble opinion. But that it sold $10k above low estimate was still a surprise to me. Good for the seller. AMERICAN #40-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N: CA10867S106343. Light blue metallic/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 90,480 km. 283-ci 245-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Original paint worn out on right front and trunk lid. Discolored around petrol filler. Chrome excellent. Windshield cracked. Rare factory hard top. Delightfully patinated interior still excellent. Period radio and desirable manual transmission. Engine bay well maintained but showing age. Last serviced in 2014, hardly driven since. Current low mileage correct. The original sales contract lists desirable options: electric power windows, hard top, heavy-duty brakes, safety belts, one exterior rear-view mirror and Positraction limited-slip differential. Comprehensive history file from day one, original service book and owner’s manual, 1961 Corvette sales brochure, etc. Belgian registration. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $48,467. In five years, time, some 1,500 were built, 402 of which were 1600s, now worth almost double the value of the 1300. This one didn’t reach the low estimate of $53k. With the median value in the price guide at $40k, this solid example was well sold. #50-1994 FERRARI 456 GT coupe. S/N: ZFFSD44B000097460. Argento Nurburgring/ Jeans Blue leather. Odo: 39,735 km. Wellpreserved 456 GT with sought-after 6-speed manual. Rare color scheme, especially the Jeans Blue interior. Last major service—including cam belts—carried out weeks before sale. Professionally detailed at the same time. Original books and tools, service booklet and all invoices from day one included. Dutch registration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $134,631. Beautifully original Corvette. single-family ownership from new—the Belgian Blaton family, well known in the motor-racing world. Lavishly equipped and ready to win the Conservation Award at any concours. I thought the reserve set at $82k was realistic, but enthusiasm in the room was such that it sold $30k over high estimate. © Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ SOLD AT $80,778. There are definitely too many of these around, and everybody is hoping for a strong price at auction. The 12-cylinder engine in combination with a manual transmission is definitely a plus, but these 2+2 coupes will never be the most desirable Fer- January 2018 Subscribe to SCM today and become a collector car insider www.sportscarmarket.com 155


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Motostalgia Waxahachie, TX Motostalgia — McPherson Collection Hot Waxahachie night brings sizzling sales from the no-reserve McPherson Collection Company Motostalgia Date October 14, 2017 Location Waxahachie, TX Auctioneer Duncan Brown Automotive lots sold/offered 64/64 Sales rate 100% Sales total $3,987,930 High sale 1958 Facel Vega FVS Series IV coupe, sold at $190,000 Buyer’s premium With a factory hard top — 1964 Jaguar e-type series I 3.8 convertible, sold at $147,000 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Cody Tayloe Market opinions in italics T he key to not having an “auction hang the day after a sale is to go in prepared, and attempt to avoid any mistakes. I’d made plenty of them in my years starting out, and I’ve learned som hard lessons, but I was prepared. Out of th no-reserve cars offered, there were about e from the Glen and Dale McPherson Collection on my list. Between representing my clients and my own personal desires, I had no intention of leaving with all eight, but I wanted to buy a few for the right money. Waxahachie is a suburb of Dallas about 30 minutes south of downWaxahachie, TX town. This same weekend, the NHRA Fall Nationals were taking place about a mile away, drawing a huge number of spectators. My initial thoughts were, “Waxahachie, Texas, on a Saturday evening in the middle of October. Will there be anyone there?” I was banking on he room thinning out as the late auction went on. During this time is ere the bargains can be had. This was an absolute-sale auction; every lot was offered at no reserve. Kudos to Motostalgia for a job well done on getting the word out. The phone was ringing off the hook in the office and there were several eager bidders waiting in line behind me to register. Great for Motostalgia — not for bargain hunters. The vehicles were set to start at 5 p.m. but took an extra hour due to technical difficulties. I took a seat on the second row between Frank Yaksitch of MAG Auctions out of Reno and a gentleman who had driven in from Amarillo, who ended up winning Lot 20, the 2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello — the very car he came to buy. The sky was growing dark and the venue was full. Large fans were working hard to move the hot, stagnant air, but it felt like being stuck in a public restroom hand dryer. Yaksitch threw out the first bid on the first lot. He bowed out early as bidding continued, hammering within the catalog estimate. As the night continued, wholesale buyers like Yaksitch and I came to find out that wholesale “deals” were almost nonexistent. Bidding was mostly fierce throughout the night, with phone bidders often competing with bidders in the room. Motostalgia did a fine job of estimating the lots offered. Some of the estimates had quite a wide spread, but were realistic and ended up being fairly accurate. Needless to say, I had good intentions but left empty-handed. On a few lots, I bid all 1958 Facel Vega FVS Series IV coupe, sold at $190,000 156 the money and was still bested. There was a lot of action, the sale was quite entertaining, and I would imagine the sellers were very pleased with the overall results. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Motostalgia Waxahachie, TX CZECH #038-1966 VELOREX 16/350 microcar. S/N: 360054415. Tan/red vinyl/red leather. Odo: 84,596 km. Nut-and-bolt restoration completed in 2015. Fender paint shows some nicks and scratches. Body canvas is in very good condition, free from any obvious tears or rips. Taillights are heavily sun-faded. Rubber surrounding windshield is misaligned. Interior is spartan and could benefit from a good cleaning. Ignition is dull and worn from key strikes. Seat is in good shape. Vinyl top with interior canvas liner shows little signs of operation. Odometer possibly inoperable, as exact same mileage shows as recorded at a sale in 2016. Cond: 2. slightly wavy. Screen printing is failing on the choke knob and gear shifter. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,950. Looking at recent sales, the catalog estimate felt pretty conservative. Sure it’s unwinding, but there are not a ton of needs that need to be addressed right away. This one sold in March 2017 for $35,200 at Bonhams’ Amelia Island sale (SCM# 6831836), where it was the next-to-last lot of the sale. It was offered there at no reserve with a catalog estimate of $50k to $70k—within trading range of its peers. Well bought here when compared to recent sales, and well sold for a premium above what it brought at the Bonhams sale. #025-1964 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N: 880753. Carmen Red/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 52,644 miles. Factory hard top included. Older highquality restoration well cared for. Taken down to bare metal and resprayed in 1995, now showing slight age. Bug residue on nose. A few paint chips and scratches on the right front fender behind the tire. Panels line up nicely. Heavy rub on outboard bolster of the driver’s seat. Carpets are in good shape. Tidy engine compartment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,625. Design inspired by threewheeled Morgans but using Igelit—or canvas—as the body. Powered by the Jawa 350 vertical twin engine. Vary rarely are these seen at auction, and this one has crossed the block twice before. It did not sell for an undisclosed high bid at Motostalgia’s Austin sale in November 2015 (sCM# 6787383), but they offered it again in 2016 at their Amelia Island sale, where it did change hands for $18,700 (SCM# 6799231). There were few lots sold at wholesale at this sale. This was one of them. Well bought. ENGLISH #060-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II BJ7 convertible. S/N: HBJ7L20605. Colorado Red/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 14,846 miles. Older restoration unwound to road-ready status. Panel alignment is hit-ormiss. Both doors misaligned at the rear. Trunk lid sits high at the rear. Paint is very well applied and still holding up well but beginning to show age. Minimal pitting on the brightwork. Slight delamination on the edges of the front glass. Leather upholstery is in good order, and interior is clean overall. Carpets have been replaced. Gauges are original and are in good condition. Dash covering coming loose and SOLD AT $44,000. Offered twice before, this time sold for twice the amount of either of those attempts. First seen at Dan Kruse’s Austin sale in 2014, where it did not sell for $18k (SCM# 6711032). A few months later, it was offered at Mecum’s 2014 Austin sale, where it did not meet reserve with a final bid of $22k (SCM# 6711973). The color has been changed from iconic British Racing Green, as last seen in Austin, to Midnight Blue. Four lots from the conclusion of the sale, this is where the bargains typically happen, but here it was well sold. #007-1976 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR SOLD AT $147,000. Last seen at Bonhams’ Greenwich auction in 2014, where it sold for $129,800 (SCM# 6717163). There it was noted that the car enjoyed single-family ownership from 1972 to 2004. Here, the estimate was a sizable spread spanning from $110k to $165k, which reflects recent sales. It came with a factory hard top, which further adds interest and value; a good reproduction unit from a U.K. seller would set you back $4,000-plus another $1,650 to get it to the States. One could be found from a U.S. seller but needed some refurbishment for $5,500. About 250 miles have been added since the Greenwich sale. Well sold for a nice premium over the last recorded sale. #062-1970 MINI COOPER S 2-dr sedan. S/N: XA2S290987A. Midnight Blue/black & gray leather. Odo: 42,924 km. 1970 Austin Mini with Mk VII updates, or most likely a Mk VII with 1970 VIN. Quad driving lights. A few small chips and scratches here and there. Thick racing stripes with heavy mask lines. Poor mask lines around the window reveal prior paint underneath. Grille is dirty, but brightwork is good overall. Panel alignment is mostly acceptable, with the passenger’s door out slightly. Trim loose below driver’s door. Interior is in very good condition. Billet-aluminum door hardware. Carpet has small tear on passenger’s side near the fuse box. Cond: 3+. 158 Mark III coupe. S/N: 22111955. Black/black leather. Odo: 57,043 miles. Factory a/c. Said to be one of 46 Mark III Series 4 coupes produced. Believed to be original paint with an abundance of age flaws. Paint bubbling on the left front fender. Glass is in good condition. Door rubber is hard and brittle. Front bumper lightly pitted with dings and minor damage. Gauge glass is slightly cloudy but faces are in good condition. Walnut dash inlays beginning to lose their laminate at the edges. Original carpets show some fraying and wear. Powerwindow switches were pulled out during preview. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $19,800. The car was being worked on just prior to the auction as they were trying to get it running. Most of the activity was in the cabin and not under the hood. It may have been electrical in nature, as the power-window switches were pulled out and hanging by their wiring. With 46 coupes produced, these don’t come available often. We’ve seen two 1976 coupes cross the block in the past five years, bringing $42.5k in 2017 (SCM# 6832627) and $76k in 2012 (SCM# 201704). These are costly to restore, and catalog estimate reflected the condition. Well bought here. #046-1983 ASTON MARTIN LAG- ONDA custom sedan. S/N: SCFDL01S3DTL13221. White/tan leather. Odo: 43,404 miles. Ten-year restoration believed to be completed in 2012. Older paint is in fair condition, with a few prep issues. Paint cracks on Sports Car Market


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Motostalgia Waxahachie, TX the back bumper and abrasion damage on the corner of the right side of the front bumper. Caulk sealant behind the windshield surround is bleeding out onto the paint in the car. Oversized aftermarket wheels may not be to everyone’s tastes. Moisture in right rear taillight and some sun fading in the lenses. Interior is average. Aftermarket audio with three integrated video display monitors. Leather good overall. Digital gauges replaced with analog Corvette cluster. Cond: 3-. FRENCH #037-1958 FACEL VEGA FVS Series IV coupe. S/N: NY258. Argent Silver/red leather. Odo: 8,545 miles. Older restoration in good condition. A few chips and scratches here and there. Paint shows a little unevenness in places. Rubber is beginning to harden. Driver’s door lower trim is pulling away. Brightwork slightly pitted. Delamination at the edge of side glass. Taillight lenses are faded. Rich red leather interior is average. Headliners in good condition. Slight wear on the seat upholstery. Some pitting on the interior brightwork. Driver’s seat is slightly loose. Doors shut with authority. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $78,750. Last seen at the fall Branson sale in 2015, where it did not sell for $39,000 (SCM# 6787054). Values were much softer at the time of the Branson sale, and the Lagonda has seen a sharp rise in values over the past five years. here, despite the claim of a 10-year restoration completed about five years ago, the condition was pretty tired. Bidding did not break through the ceiling of the catalog estimate, but it brought much more than I would have guessed. Well sold. #035-1999 LOTUS ESPRIT coupe. S/N: SCCDC082XXHA15830. Chrome Yellow/tan leather. Odo: 36,567 miles. Original paint. Large crack on the rear bumper. Slight rubbing behind the roof-panel edge. Original glass all around. Panel alignment is good. Rubber is original and is in good overall condition. The front chin is free of any damage. Wiper marks on the front glass. Carpets original. Door panels are in good condition. Some leather damage to the driver’s bolster, floor seat-belt guide and handbrake boot. Slight collapsing on driver’s seat cushion. Upgraded stereo. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $13,750. Although the badging is incorrect, it appears to have been brought up to CS spec with the upgrade to a dual-carb intake and twin Webers. The seller states it is road-ready, with more than $4,000 spent on recent maintenance. This same car sold in October 2016 at a Bonhams sale in Philadelphia for $15,950 (SCM# 6804697). It came in a few grand lighter here, but still within the estimate. Visually, it has a fair share of needs. Fair deal for both parties. #005-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SE sedan. S/N: 10801812052186. Black/black leather. Odo: 8,739 miles. Unrestored driver or restoration candidate. Paint is older—possibly original—and showing age. Lots of flaws throughout. Unforgiving black color. Chrome heavily pitted in places. Panel alignment is factory spec. Glass is in good condition other than hard-water spots. Heavy wiper marks on front window with a few rock chips. Rubber is beginning to fail. Interior is tired. Upholstery is decent, but carpets are heavily worn. Original Becker Europa radio. Wood dash has lost its luster. Headliner is sagging. Steering-wheel horn pad is torn open. Engine bay is dirty with some fluid residue present. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $190,000. This would be one of 85 built in 1958 out of a total run of 353. This example was one of the flagship cars of the sale; this was the vehicle used in most of the marketing and promotional materials. It was roped off at the entrance to the venue, and the intense sunlight of the day did not do the car any favors. With so few built, these are only seen at auction a couple of times a year. This one fell right in the middle of the catalog estimate, and right in line with the market. GERMAN SOLD AT $47,300. There were only 123 turbo V8 Esprits produced in 1999, and only 10 of those came to the U.S. A lot of work has been done to the engine internals to repair and correct inherent fault and failures. An archived posting online shows a New York seller offering it at an online auction site with a starting bid of $20k after just completing the repairs. I had every intention to leave with this car, but I wanted to own it for wholesale. That wasn’t happening at this sale, as I dropped out a full $10k or so below the sales price. Maybe next time. It hammered below the low side of the catalog estimate. Although the price was in the retail range, still well bought. 160 #009-1967 BMW 2000 C coupe. S/N: 1200046. Polaris Metallic/navy blue cloth. Odo: 96,390 km. Older repaint with lots of imperfections. Heavy scratches, deep cracks and rust bubbling around the rear window. Driver’s door is out slightly at the bottom. Brightwork appears original and dull throughout. Delamination at the bottom of the windshield. Headlight lenses are cloudy. Interior is pretty tired and has a slight urine odor. Seats are in good condition. Wood on the dash is cracked with pieces flaking off. Driver’s door handle hardware is loose. Passenger’s door pocket upholstery is unglued and peeling. Carpets are worn. Interior stainless is mostly good. Gauges are cloudy. Incorrect “CS” badging. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,500. An early lot of the sale, while many in the room were still gauging the market and competition. This one did not pretend to be a high-value piece and was among the lowest estimates of the sale. It was also the cheapest lot sold. If you wanted to go home with something and didn’t want to spend a ton of money, this was the one. It sold right at the bottom estimate and was a fair deal all around. ITALIAN #039-1967 ISO RIVOLTA IR300 GT coupe. S/N: 1R820766. Brown/beige leather. Odo: 71,344 miles. Tasteful restoration completed in 2012. A few minor prep issues in the paint noted on the left rear C-pillar. Some unevenness around the trim. Overspray on right front windshield. Front grille appears dull and weathered. Passenger’s door sits a little low. Leather interior looks soiled on the doors, with wear on the seats. Amateur fitment on the console. Dash leather stitching stressed at corners. Wood has lost much of its luster. Switches are glossy from use. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $73,700. Great car; not-so-great color or wheel choice. Luckily, the factory wheels are said to be included in the sale. I covered one of these at the Bonhams’ Scottsdale sale in 2017, and it was love at first sight (sCM# 6813196). Maybe it was the color, but I wasn’t feeling the passion for this one; still, I sure wouldn’t kick it Sports Car Market


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Motostalgia Waxahachie, TX AMERICAN #010-1955 CHRYSLER 300 2-dr hard out of the garage. Prior to 2015, these could easily be had for under $50,000. The catalog estimate was in line with the market, if not conservative given the current Rivolta climate. Well bought just shy of the low estimate. #022-1974 DETOMASO PANTERA Custom coupe. S/N: 874THPNND067. Silver/black leather. Odo: 52,345 miles. Tasteful modifications. Paint is older but still well applied, with a few scratches here and there. Panel alignment is good. Huge oversized wheels and tires. Passenger’s door is out slightly but makes a good sound when closing. Brightwork is good overall. Small aftermarket exterior mirrors. Bubbling in the driver’s door window tint. Engine compartment bodywork is smoothed and finished out. Two large nitrous bottles behind the engine. Interior is very nice. Door panels are nicely reupholstered and better than factory. Fully chromed suspension. Demon 850 CFM 4-barrel carb. Victor Jr. heads and intake manifold. Cond: 2. in his 70s, he too was a Porschephile who has owned his fair share of Ferraris. The age difference of three decades or so between us quickly disappeared as we shared our stories. He sat quietly as the 575M took center stage and entered the bidding once it began to stall, overtaking a phone bidder for the win. He told me to keep the pen we’d been passing back and forth to make notes in the gallery guide, as he got what he came for. It’s going to look good next to his 2015 911 4S cab. This car was sold at Mecum’s 2017 Houston sale at $165k (SCM# 6833313) but was a no-sale at Auctions America’s Santa Monica sale a few months later at $135k (SCM# 6842678). Well bought here. JAPANESE SOLD AT $131,250. This vintage Italian with American muscle has seen a lot of updates to help it catch up to more modern times. Upgraded electronics, LED lighting, new gauges, huge HRE wheels, and Wilwood brakes help complete the package. Original owner’s manual included, plus a notebook filled with build photos and invoices. Values have seen a steady gradual rise from where they were a few years ago, with sales over $100k now the norm rather than the exception. After the hammer fell and commissions were paid, the final selling price was just above the high estimate. Well sold. #020-2003 FERRARI 575M Maranello coupe. S/N: ZFFBV55A730131554. Blu Pozzi/red leather. Odo: 10,177 miles. Paint imperfections are only minor from use. Signs of possible filler above left rear wheel opening. Seats show very little wear, even on the bolsters. Some toe-kick scratches on driver’s door leather from entry and exit. Wheels are weathered and in need of a polish. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $129,250. The gentleman sitting next to me on the second row drove in from Amarillo just to bid on this Ferrari. Probably 162 #003-1987 NISSAN PRESIDENT Sovereign sedan. S/N: H252016263. Black/black vinyl/gray cloth. RHD. Odo: 89,269 km. Glossy black believed to be original in very good condition. Light pitting on the door handles. Signal lenses are mostly fade-free. Gold lettering starting to peel. Panel fit is very good overall. Closing the doors makes a pleasing sound. Vinyl top is in good condition. Interior is very good overall. Upholstery shows very little wear. Screen printing is all in good shape. Carpets original and slightly worn. Lace covering over the top half of the seats. Fold-down backrest on passenger’s seat make for first-class accommodations. Cond: 2-. BEST BUY top. S/N: 3N551301. Navajo Orange/tan vinyl. Odo: 53,500 miles. 331-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Older high-quality restoration in wellkept condition. Paint is well applied, with a few imperfections from age. Brightwork is very good overall with only a few minor flaws. Windows are clean and clear. Panel alignment is spot-on and tight. Interior is nicely restored. Upholstery is in good condition. Dash covering and paint is very good. Carpets are newer. Gauges have been restored. Brightwork on dash is very good. Power antenna. Factory AM radio, clock and heater/defroster. Batwing air cleaner. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $68,250. Often unofficially referred to as the “300a,” this was the first of the Chrysler letter cars. This example was likely better quality than what came out of the factory, even with some age on the restoration and slight unwinding. The catalog estimate was $50k to $85k, which was pretty conservative considering some recent sales have seen prices of over $100k, but it turned out to be right in line with where it transacted. This 300 was last sold at RM’s Phoenix sale in 2014 for $77,000 (SCM# 6723689), which isn’t too far off from the price here and fair money considering the continued aging of the restoration. #028-1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN SOLD AT $9,180. Originating from a country where space comes at a very high premium, the full-size President is reserved for the wealthiest of Japanese owners. The Sovereign VIP package was introduced in 1985 and reserved for the uppermost echelon of President owners. On the surface, it could be mistaken for something that came out of Dearborn, MI, during the same era, but shutting one of the doors and hearing the high-quality sound will remind you otherwise. An early lot of the sale, it was one of a small few that sold below the low catalog estimate. Well bought. HAWK coupe. S/N: 6101001. Tiara Gold & Arctic White/gold leather. Odo: 23,496 miles. 289-ci supercharged V8, auto. Factory “JetStream” Paxton supercharger. Paint is slightly faded and coarse in places. Driver’s door out at the front bottom corner. Passenger’s door is misaligned. Trunk lid is touching the body. Oxidation present on left rear quarter panel. Brightwork is average with a few dings. Slight delamination on the vent windows. Heavy wiper streaks with rub on the surrounding windshield trim where the wiper may have overreached. Interior is good overall. 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Motostalgia Waxahachie, TX cushion. Steering wheel paint is rubbing off and cracking. Headliner is in good condition. Engine compartment is tidy. Plastic wire ties used to hold some items in place. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $57,750. Last sold at Leake’s Tulsa sale in 2014 for $42,350 (SCM# 6709720), with about 400 miles added since. The catalog estimate here was a justified $35k to $60k and all in, it sold right below the top estimate. Well sold. #040-1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO Brougham 4-dr hard top. S/N: 5770091032. Copenhagen Blue/blue leather. Odo: 39,234 miles. 365-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Nicely presented restoration. Paint is in very good condition. Few finish flaws—if any—covering the massive real estate. Brightwork is good, with light pitting around the door frames and the door handles. Bumpers are good. Glass is clean and clear. Panel alignment is good overall. Interior is stunning. Carpets has been replaced. Brightwork on dash has some light pitting, but is very bright overall. Seats have been reupholstered and show very little wear. Very few flaws to be found inside. Very nice example. Cond: 2. numbers,” which would disqualify it from “tribute” status. None of those factors seemed to derail the bidding here. Well sold considering missing pedigree and restoration documentation. #027-1969 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N: 9F02M482675. Eng. # C90E6015B. Grabber Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 27,947 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Certified authentic via Deluxe Marti Report. Older restoration and eye-catching color. Few paint flaws mostly related to age. Well-applied vinyl graphics. Could use a good buffing, but it has probably been sitting outside for a few days. Light pitting on nose hardware. Hood is high at the middle section. Brightwork at the lower portion of front windscreen is pulling away near the driver’s door. Vinyl side graphics are in good condition. Passenger’s side-door glass has some overspray, possibly from cleaning fluids. Interior is above average. Carpets have been replaced. Stewart Warner gauges are clean and clear. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $126,000. Just prior to the sale, the curators of the collection could be seen tinkering with the air ride to try to get the car off the ground. In fact, the catalog description notes the “sometimes finicky air-suspension.” While that may need to be sorted, there are plenty of kits available if a total replacement is needed. Aside from that, there is very little to complain about here. When it crossed the block, the plywood decking of the presentation stage could be heard creaking under the heavy load. Well bought and sold. #041-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N: 194677S116614. Empire White/red vinyl. Odo: 835 miles. 427-ci 390hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Stinger hood. Matching numbers. Low post-restoration mileage on a high-quality build. With a/c. Paint is in very good condition, with the only flaws being minor rubs in the clearcoat. Chrome is in very good condition. Panel alignment is spot-on. Rubber is all new. Glass is clean and clear. Interior is nearly perfect. Some minor fraying on the carpets. Gauges are like-new. Interior stainless has a few minor scratches, but nothing significant. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $131,250. Peculiar—the description makes no mention of any former judging, NCrs or otherwise. The car is high quality, but missing the pedigree, which seems easily obtainable. It might have been restored for personal enjoyment. It was noted as “matching 164 fraying at the carpets at the driver’s footwell. Carpet on door panels looks original and shows age. Seat upholstery is in good condition. Gauges are clean and clear. Aluminum wheel inserts are weathered. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $158,400. Original factory demonstrator assigned to Dennis Walsh, regional sales manager for the Shelby Automotive Division of Ford. It is equipped with a factory test intake manifold by Shelby. Walsh went on to own the car for 20 years. It is said to be one of 42 GT500 convertibles in Grabber Green and one of the last 1969 models built. With plenty of active bidders, the sales price is right in the meaty part of the estimate, making this one a fair deal. #026-1973 PLYMOUTH ’CUDA Hemi replica 2-dr hard top. S/N: BH23G3B597139. Sassy-Grass Green/black vinyl. Odo: 1,435 miles. 472-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Tasteful restoration with low mileage. Paint is very nicely applied in eye-catching iconic color. Very few flaws. Brightwork is refreshed and is in very good condition. Panel alignment is good overall. Aside from some auxiliary gauges under the dash, the interior is free of any aftermarket items and presents very well. Carpets have been replaced. No cracks on the dash. Very little wear on the steering wheel. Console is in good condition. Not much wear on the seats. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $67,650. Production figures for 1969 and 1970 are combined, as the unsold 1969 units were recalled by Ford after Carroll Shelby terminated his contract with the automaker. The remaining units were renumbered as 1970 year models under the watchful eye of the FBI. This example is one of 416 fastbacks finished in Grabber Blue and it last sold at Mecum’s 2016 Kissimmee sale for $68,580 (SCM# 6773635). The sale price here was a stone’s throw from the last price paid. Fair deal for all. #032-1969 SHELBY GT500 convertible. S/N: 9F03R482546. Grabber Green/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 30,288 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Marti Report. Factory a/c. Restoration completed in 2005. Paint well applied, with a few flaws. Scratch at top of left rear fender. Very light pitting on brightwork. Driver’s door is out slightly. Vinyl graphic on right side scoop is peeling, with a tear at the rear folded corner. Glass in very good condition with no wiper streaks. Top is good overall. Interior is in average condition. Some SOLD AT $66,000. Restored and reassembled as a 1971 hemi ’Cuda, this one was first seen crossing the block in 2015 post-restoration at Mecum’s Kissimmee sale, where it did not sell for $61k (SCM# 6773883). Fast forward two years and it appeared at Mecum’s Kissimmee sale once again with a no-sale top bid of $48k (SCM# 6824500). It was offered once again at Mecum’s houston sale in 2017, where it finally sold for $60,500 (SCM# 6833623). Here it was well sold for a slight premium over the last sale and just over high catalog estimate after fees. #065-1987 ZIMMER QUICKSILVER coupe. S/N: 1G2PF3796GP276658. Black/ pewter & black leather. Odo: 19,152 miles. 2.8-L fuel-injected V6, auto. Number 83 of 150. Appears to be mostly original. Paint starting to crack in places. Several scrapes along Sports Car Market


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Motostalgia Waxahachie, TX the trunk lid. Light pitting on bumpers and along window trim. Rock chips on nose. Scratch in driver’s door glass. Panel alignment is very good. Interior shows little wear. Interior panels are wavy and misaligned. Screen printing rubbing off on parking brake. Carpets are original. Gauges are clean and clear. Small cracks in dash. Cond: 3. $55k with the top figure matching that very Kissimmee sales price. Not a bad buy here, but not wholesale, either. SOLD AT $15,400. Last lot of the sale. The original Pontiac Fiero on which the Quicksilver is built cost around $11k when new. The Quicksilver came in at over $50k—a lot of coin in 1987. The catalog estimate came in at a range of $10k to $20k, but there are not many comps for comparison. One offered at the fall Branson sale in 2016 did not sell for $27,500 (SCM# 6810748). That same year, Auctions America had a high bid of $10k for another that did not sell (SCM# 6806333). Relying on the catalog estimate for guidance plus the wide difference between the two offerings last year, we’ll call it a fair deal, landing right in the middle of the estimate. #019-1991 GMC SYCLONE pickup. S/N: 1GDCT14ZXM8800861. Black/black cloth. Odo: 2,708 miles. 4.3-L turbocharged V6, auto. Low mileage and all original. Original black paint is very well kept. Panel alignment is factory-correct. Doors still shut very well and are free from sagging. Light rubs and surface scratches on the top of the tailgate. Original glass nearly flawless. Original rubber in good shape. Interior is a time capsule. Some minor wear on the driver’s door where you would pull it closed. Still smells slightly new inside. Cond: 2. #008-1993 GMC TYPHOON SUV. S/N: 1GDCT18Z8P0811841. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 79,040 miles. 4.3-L turbocharged V6, auto. Most paint appears original, with a few repainted panels. Cracked finish in places. Touch-ups on the left rear quarter panel at the beltline. Tailgate has paint bubbles and missing emblems. Front left fender flare is pulling away from the body. Fog lights are absent. Rubber is original and showing age. Side-door glass rubber is cracked. Interior is average. Driver’s seat shows leather cracks. Gauges are clean and clear. Carpets appear to be original and show minor wear. Small crack on the dash. Engine compartment not detailed, but tidy and average quality. Cond: 3. abrasions. Screen printing all intact, as it should be. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $126,000. A great and rare addition to any Shelby collection. Five hundred of these were planned to be produced, but only 249 made it into production. This one has crossed the block before at Mecum’s Monterey sale in 2016, where it sold for a mere $500 more than the price paid here (sCM# 6808874). at that sale, it had only five miles on the clock, so the current owner was able to have a little fun before letting it loose. The estimate on this one was high but justified; not many come up for sale, and this one benefited from a low production number and very low mileage. The 100-plus miles added to the odometer was well worth the $500 in depreciation. For that alone, well sold. #029-2004 PANOZ ESPERANTE con- SOLD AT $12,000. A Thursday car at Mecum’s Houston sale in 2017, where this one sold for $17,050 (SCM# 6833470). After the Mecum sale, a dealer had it marketed online with an asking price of $29,500. The catalog estimate was wide on this one, with a range of $15k to $35k. Values have surged in 2017, but the sample is likely skewed thanks to the sale of the final Typhoon off the assembly line, which was sold by Mecum at their Kissimmee sale in 2017 for a hefty $68,200 (SCM# 6816797). This one snuck in just below the estimate and was one of a few lots sold at wholesale. Well bought. #030-1999 SHELBY SERIES 1 convert- ible. S/N: 5CXSA1817XL000008. Silver/ black leather. Odo: 109 miles. 4.0-L fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Factory original in good overall condition. Paint is in very good condition and defect-free. A few minor clearcoat scratches here and there. Front headlight lenses are slightly cloudy. Some gaps in the body panels, but probably within spec of factory tolerances. Windows are clean and clear. Interior shows almost no wear. Carpets original. Bolsters are free from entry and exit SOLD AT $39,600. The original build quality on this generation of S-10 was not its strong point, but this one—with very limited mileage—maintains itself well above its peers today. Seven miles have been added to the cluster since the marketing photos were taken, signaling the owner took it out for one last but brief hurrah. I assumed the seller purchased this one at Mecum’s Kissimmee sale in 2017, where it sold for $55k (SCM# 6824033). The catalog estimate was wide on this one: $25k to 166 vertible. S/N: 1P9PB47344B213002. Charcoal Gray/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 9,026 miles. 4.6-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Original paint in good condition. Appears to be very well kept. Slight fading on the taillight lenses. A touch-up and a few chips in the paint here and there. Low front chin is free of any damage. Panel alignment is good. Not much brightwork to speak of, but what is there is in good shape. Interior is in average condition. Center console has seen some wear, with cracks in the carbon fiber just ahead of the gearshifter. Knobs and screen printing are in good shape. Center instrument cluster is clear and clean. A few knicks in the carbon fiber under the hood. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $55,000. Last offered at Mecum’s 2017 Houston sale, where it did not sell for $45k (SCM# 6833615). These cars were handbuilt out of aluminum and carbon fiber at the Panoz facility outside of Atlanta using Mustang SVT running gear. A testament to the drivability can be found in one sold by Barrett-Jackson in 2015 for $24k with 140k on the clock (SCM# 265021). These were over $100k when new, and the sale here is among the highest prices paid for an Esperante since 2012. Well sold. #042-2004 DODGE RAM SRT-10 pickup. S/N: 3D3HA16HX4G174492. Viper Electric Blue/black leather. Odo: 2,861 miles. 8.3-L fuel-injected V10, 6-sp. Number 44 of 50 VCA (Viper Club of America) editions built for 2004. Practically brand new, and very well looked after. Paint is lustrous and has been well cared for, with no flaws to be found. Panel alignment is spot-on. Rubber and glass are like new. No scratches in the bed. Interior still smells new. Seats show no wear, nor does the steering wheel or pedal covers. Carpets are Sports Car Market


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Motostalgia Waxahachie, TX not worn. Gear shifter to the highly soughtafter 6-speed manual appears hardly touched. Cond: 2-. #031-2008 SHELBY GT500 KR coupe. S/N: 1ZVHT88S185189803. Anniversary Silver & blue/silver & gray leather. Odo: 9,064 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Some paint damage to the nose from bug residue. Front chin is free of any damage on the other underside. Paint is factory level, with no apparent prior repairs. Panel alignment is correct. Glass is clean and clear. Rear upper side scoops are pulling away from the body, revealing adhesive. Interior shows little use. Slight wear on the oversized driver’s bolster but probably above average. Factory carpets are in good condition. Still smells slightly new inside. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $55,080. In addition to being one of 50 VCA editions built, this is the only one finished in Viper electric Blue (incorrectly noted here as “Patriot Blue Pearl”) with white racing stripes. The first owner won this truck in a raffle, and it was presented to the lucky winner at the 2004 Daytona 500. Last sold at Mecum’s Kissimmee sale in 2017 for $64,900 (SCM# 6823533). The overall condition still points to very limited use, and the interior is a time capsule. Well bought, especially given the premium paid just 10 months earlier. #059-2006 CHEVROLET SSR convert- ible. S/N: 1GCES14H06B123509. Redline Red/black leather. Odo: 69,811 miles. 6.0-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Possible prior paint on the left front fender. Chrome door pulls are scratched. Lenses are minimally sun-faded. Panel alignment is good, with no notable flaws. Rubber is original and holding up well. Windscreen is clean and clear. Interior is factory original. Some screen printing missing from the shift knob. Otherwise, factory original in average condition. Cond: 3. 2B3CJ7DW6AH282029. Black/black cloth/ tan leather. Odo: 4,378 miles. 6.1-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Low mileage and very well kept. Paint is factory quality. Small dents on the right side of the hood. Front chin is undamaged. Glass is clean and clear. Rubber is good overall. Interior is very clean. Leather shows no wear on the driver’s bolster. Gauges are factory original. Top is down, so unknown condition. Polished supercharger under the hood. Corsa exhaust. Brembos on all four corners. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,000. Of the 1,011 produced, an identical example sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach sale in 2016 for identical money (SCM# 6799735). Both units were among the 476 in this color scheme, but the comparable unit had 6,000 fewer miles showing. The bidders have spoken on these, and the price paid was market-correct. #043-2010 DODGE CHALLENGER SRT8 ’Cuda replica convertible. S/N: SOLD AT $83,600. Mopar and Funny Car hall-of-famer Norm Kraus, aka Mr. Norm, teamed up with several companies in 2008 to begin building these creations in limited numbers. Much more common are the coupe counterparts, with only a handful of the hand-built convertible “Super ’Cudas” in existence. The last Mr. Norm’s super ’Cuda convertible we witnessed crossing the block was at BarrettJackson’s Scottsdale sale in 2014, where a silver-and-black 2009 example shown at SEMA in 2010 sold for $96,800 (SCM# 240637). This one wasn’t too far off from that sale, selling within the estimate here. Well bought. © SOLD AT $23,500. Collectors looking to add these to their stables desire the 2005 and newer SSRs with the LS2 V8 pushing out 390 hp, an increase in 90 hp over the previous years. Here we had an SSR with the uncommon and desirable manual transmission. This one appeared at Mecum’s Houston sale in 2017, where it was a no-sale at $25k (SCM# 6833261). Better money offered there than paid here, but this one was just a few lots from the completion of the sale. Average sales are in the mid-to-high $20k range, and the transmission featured should have brought a slight premium. Well bought just above the low catalog estimate. January 2018 167


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #061-1935 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II tourer. S/N 65TA. Yellow/black canvas/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 80,577 miles. Threetime Great American Race participant. Original engine and transmission. Decal denoting “Central Texas Museum of Automotive History.” Paint is older but high quality. Small imperfections throughout from age and use. Chips behind the doors. Some scratches and swirls. Black fender paint is in good overall condition. Brightwork shows some age and fading. Minimal pitting. Engine hood could use a good polishing. Canvas top cover is tattered and worn. Leather has a nice patina but shows age, excessive cracking and smooth finish due to age. Wood dash is in good condition. Glass is clean and clear. Cond: 2-. 1968 Land rover series II a 109 utility — sold for $18,090, at silver auctions, spokane, Wa SILVER AUCTIONS Location: Spokane, WA Date: August 26, 2017 Auctioneer: Mitch Silver Automotive lots sold/offered: 10/10 Sales rate: 100% Sales total: $149,304 High sale: 1937 Chrysler Airflow C17 sedan, sold at $21,222 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by John Boyle DAN KRUSE Location: Austin, TX Date: September 16, 2017 Auctioneer: Dan Kruse Automotive lots sold/offered: 42/123 Sales rate: 34% Sales total: $819,060 High sale: 1988 Porsche 911 S slant-nose coupe, sold at $99,000 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Cody Tayloe SOLD AT $77,000. Known as “The Yellow Rose of Texas,” this Rolls is previously from the private collections of James C. Leake and Richard L. Burdick. It is said to have competed in the inaugural Great American Race in 1983, where it competed several times after, including a first-place finish in 1989. It last sold at Dan Kruse Classics’ sale of the Richard L. Burdick Collection in March 2012, for $106,700 (SCM# 198928), making the sale price here a relative bargain. a significant car from two notable collections makes for interesting conversations. Well bought. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/17. #11-1949 NUFFIELD OXFORD Taxi sedan. S/N TXA1635. Black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 50,844 miles. Fairly recent respray over a straight body. Sections of orange peel and some roughness along some of the fender seams. Excellent radiator surround, good bumpers, other brightwork serviceable. Seller states interior is original, the back seat is very nice with well-used industrial-grade carpeting. Driver’s area has more wear, especially to dashboard and door panel, but it’s in keeping 1988 Porsche 911 s slant-nose coupe — sold for $99,000 at Dan Kruse Classics, austin, TX 168 Sports Car Market


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Roundup with overall patina. Engine bay clean but not detailed. The seller said he drove it frequently and it wears new tires. Displays 1957 tax disc, fare meter and period luggage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,250. The Oxford taxi was introduced in 1947 as the first cab to meet new taxi requirements post-WWII. After a career in London, this example continued its working life in Scotland before being exported. This car was more than presentable, if not cosmetically perfect. With a top speed around 45 mph, it’s safe to assume the new owners won’t be using it for airport runs. As a curiosity, it would work as a mobile marketing sign for a tea room, but its lack of power and RHD might limit its usefulness to anyone else. As such, fairly bought. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 08/17. #7-1951 JAGUAR MK V sedan. S/N 628468. Silver/red leather. Odo: 27,202 miles. Well-applied older paint beginning to show a few minor age issues. Very good trim with slight pitting beginning to show on door handles. Grille has minor scratches and two small sink marks. Very good bumpers and wheel covers. As with many British cars of this vintage, the interior is a highlight. Wood is in excellent shape and the newer leather is unworn, with just a hint of creasing. Excellent headliner. Engine bay clean and correct. Trunk is equally nice and the huge pull-down toolkit on the inside of the trunk lid is complete. Like the other vehicles from the collection, it comes with owner’s and service manuals, books and other documents. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,520. a final-year example of Jaguar’s first new post-war sedan, which was introduced in 1948 at the same time as the XK 120 series. Seller said this is a Canadian-market car with U.K.-style trafficators. The best car at the sale. The paint issues would be unnoticed by casual observers, so the new owner has plenty of time to decide if he wants to address it. Purchase price was fair considering the cost of fixing the paint issues, but still a bit well-bought given the overall quality of the car. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 08/17. #13-1968 LAND ROVER SERIES II A 109 utility. S/N 263025620. Green & white/ gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 75,937 miles. All original, with the wear you’d expect from a work truck from New Zealand. Faded paint (not that it was ever that shiny) with the usual chips, but no significant dents or signs of chassis corrosion. Factory steel wheels have a fresh January 2018 169


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Roundup coat of white paint. Window rubber in hard top very dry. The metal interior retains factory finishes and is stock. Seats have probably been re-covered, but what’s in there certainly looks appropriate. Headliner over the cargo area has several tears. Spray-can touch-up on inside of rear door. Engine bay is dry but dusty. Paint loss to radiator support. Spare tire on hood is dry rotted, other tires are new. Cond: 3. A similar copy recently sold at wholesale auction in Nashville. With 20,000 less miles on that comp, it changed hands for $2,000, positioning this one as well sold in retail territory. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/17. #084-1992 JAGUAR XJS coupe. S/N SAJNW5842NC184602. British Racing Green/tan leather. Odo: 120,253 miles. Plenty of paint flaws throughout, fading on the hood. A few areas of buffer burn. Heavy scratch on the roof. Some dry spray in places. Orange peel on the trunk. Brightwork is faded with light scratching. Passenger’s door is out. Rear glass is slightly cloudy, other glass is clear. Hood ornament is faded and lightly pitted. Interior is tired. Leather upholstery shows some heavy cracks that are not open. Carpets are in decent condition for the age. Other touch points show wear, but screen printing is all intact. Headliner is in good condition. Engine compartment is average. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,090. The honest patina makes this a truck you could actually use as intended, while still being a neat display piece. The Silver staff fielded a lot of phone bids on this, but lost some pre-sale interest when potential bidders realized that unlike many Landies, it was RHD. The SCM Pocket Price Guide says the sale was just a bit of a bargain, and the fact a dealer bought it seems to suggest that, but to me, with its originality, it seemed well bought. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 08/17. #117-1986 JAGUAR XJ6 sedan. S/N SAJAV1349GC450945. White/tan leather. Odo: 104,410 miles. Said to be newer paint but overall condition says otherwise. Plenty of light scratches and fading throughout, especially noted on the hood. Some dry spray in place. Orange peel on the truck lid. Brightwork is faded with light scratching. Panel alignment is off on the passenger’s door. Interior is original and tired. Carpets are in decent condition for age. Other touch points show wear, but screen printing is all intact. Cond: 3-. correct, complete with decals and large metal can of Lockheed brake fluid correctly stored in the center of the spare tire. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,550. After more than 60 years, the DS/ ID series is still impressive. One preview attendee exclaimed the design looked like something from “The Jetsons”; not bad for a car introduced during Ike’s first term. The ID was a less-expensive, de-contented version of the DS, with a less powerful engine and conventional transmission and clutch instead of the DS’s hydraulic units. The car looked unused, but seller stated that it, like the rest of his offerings, was frequently started, hopefully avoiding any recommissioning concerns. Fairly sold to a dealer who might foresee some profit down the road. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 08/17. GERMAN #10-1959 BORGWARD ISABELLA 2-dr SOLD AT $3,850. Many Jag purists are drawn to the iconic styling, as this generation marked the final series of the XJs, ending a 21-year run before launching the XK8 in 1996. Concerning is the skinny marketing description on a higher-mileage car, which could be problematic. It did claim “newer” paint, but that is debatable. Deferred maintenance issues, if evident, could turn this low-priced find into a high-priced service bill. All things considered, fair price for buyer and seller. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/17. FRENCH #8-1971 CITROËN ID19 B sedan. S/N AC713938666. Beige/beige & tan cloth/vinyl. Odo: 54,395 miles. Older repaint looks slightly thick but has no noticeable flaws. Excellent bumpers, window and taillight trim. Stainless on C-pillars has minor waves. Interior looks unused, but this one has great-looking cloth seats that are much more luxurious than the ones shown in period literature. Dash, steering wheel and switch gear equally nice. Trunk shows wear—its thick rubber seal is developing cracks. Underhood spotless and SOLD AT $4,180. This car could be found online for sale by a San Antonio dealer with an Internet asking price of $5,900. The price in the window in the marketing photos was looking for $9,000. Not much mentioned in terms of ownership history or maintenance, other than a rebuilt transmission. If sorting is needed or deferred maintenance is uncovered, the new owner’s total investment could easily double as parts are scarce and labor is pricey. 170 SOLD AT $5,292. Priced between the Opel and Mercedes, the monocoque Isabella was introduced in 1954. Reportedly a two-owner local car; the seller said he found this in a barn. As you might guess, comparisons are hard to find. Most of the Borgwards in the SCM Platinum Auction Database are the more stylish 2+2 coupes, but this car’s honesty and condition suggests that with some minor work, this could find a place in a German-centric collection. Fairly bought for condition, well bought if you value originality. Silver Auctions, Spokane, WA, 08/17. #042-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL roadster. S/N 11304210008594. White/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 87,275 miles. Includes both tops. Older repaint showing age. Some cracks in the paint. Light pitting on the brightwork. Heavy pitting on the top hardware. Dry, hard rubber. Panel alignment is good. Interior is in good condition. Seat-back trim on driver’s seat is loose. Carpets are aver- Sports Car Market sedan. S/N 1146630. Yellow/tan & beige vinyl. Odo: 15,959 miles. Original paint-over has chips, scratches and a few areas of primer showing. Body appears to be rust-free and has a few minor dents. Excellent bumpers and very good stainless. Cracked windshield. Nice dash and instruments. Original interior fabric has splits along seam, headliner unstained and not sagging; however, door windlace is threadbare in places. Engine compartment clean and dry, with factory tags and decals intact. Inner fenders and firewall are worn with paint loss. Trunk mat worn, but again, no signs of leaks or rust. Cond: 3-.


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Roundup age. Original radio. Gauges are clean and clear. Glass in good shape. Cond: 3-. steep for a restoration candidate, no-frills, non-S coupe. The auctioneer took his time and started high to satisfy the consignor, hoping someone would jump in—they didn’t. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/17. #067-1970 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN NOT SOLD AT $30,000. Prices on the 230SL pagodas have doubled in the past seven years. Good ones are bringing big money and recent values have seen a reset in 2017, but have only come down in value slightly. This example was offered on eBay in August 2017 with a no-sale high bid of $28,100. The dealer had it listed on their website with a reasonable asking price of $45,000. That price has been taken down and marked as “sold” thanks to a postauction eBay sale where the winning bidder picked it up for $32,500, which was not too far off from the top offer here. Not a perfect car, but still a good driver. A good value, and the eBay sale price is reflective of a dip in the market. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/17. #058-1968 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 11835381. Burgundy-Red/black leather. Odo: 56,509 miles. Bonus points for being a solid restoration candidate. Paint is original and is beyond restoration. Cracking in places. Heavily faded. Some scratches here and there, but the overall body is very straight. Blistering on the hood from age. Panel alignment is very good. Glass is all original. Rubber is shot, cracked and hard. Very brittle and dry gaskets. Interior is all original and is in very good condition. Repaired crack on the dash. Gauge faces are slightly hazy on the glass. Original carpet showing stains but holding up well overall. Mileage is said to be documented original. Description erroneously lists it as a 4-speed manual—only found in the T in 1968. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $14,300. File this under the “sleeper” category. Aside from the oversized wheels and lack of bumpers, the casual observer would not comprehend what is hiding in the engine compartment. A lot of money and engineering went into this build, and the driving experience would certainly be interesting. Previously listed on eBay with 11 bids and a no-sale final bid of $13,600. The sale price here was slightly shy before tacking on auction fees. It’s safe to say that the sales price is market-correct. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/17. #022-1971 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE convertible. S/N 1512743258. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 74,995 miles. Newer repaint with lots of imperfections. Dry spray and paint runs throughout. Some fading in place. Paint is thick. Soft top appears to be new. Back glass shows some light scratches. Passenger’s door is misaligned and slightly in at the rear. Otherwise, panel fit is good. Front body below the hood appears to have some previous damage and is misaligned. Interior is in good overall condition. Billet NOT SOLD AT $75,000. The consignor stated the documentation on this 911 was thorough but did not provide it for inspection. Original owner allegedly documented mileage at every fill-up and noted the mileage if the car malfunctioned. The consignor, who became agitated when a bidder suggested it was a $25k car as it sits, stated his reserve was $125k but he was willing to take $100k. Pretty 172 “ Powered by a supercharged 1985 Mazda 13B rotary engine. File this under the “sleeper” category. Aside from the oversized wheels and lack of bumpers, the casual observer would not comprehend what is hiding in the engine compartment. 1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia custom convertible GHIA custom convertible. S/N 1402306430. Red/black vinyl/gray cloth. Powered by a supercharged 1985 Mazda 13B rotary engine. Build appears to be older from the condition of the car and the age of the engine. Lots of paint imperfections. Heavy rubs and scratches. Lots of chips. Abrasions throughout. Could use a good detail and buff. Driver’s door out significantly at the bottom edge. Soft top appears to be new with glass rear window. Front and rear bumpers removed. True three-piece wheels. Engine compartment is interesting, to say the least. Air conditioning and a supercharger installed; surprisingly, with room to spare. Cond: 3. aluminum around the center gauge is faded and dull. Pitted horn bezel. Holes in dash from previous switches, now removed. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $7,000. Just the ticket if cuteness matters, and the consignor says “lots of restoration done.” There is still more to go, but even with its flaws, it still is an icon with lots of appeal. Plenty of support and parts make this a good entry into the hobby. Average prices range anywhere from the top bid here on the lower end to mid-teens. Some outliers with low mileage, single-ownership history or lots of period accoutrements and customizations can push these into the low-$20k range. The price here was on the low side but the consignor chose to save it for another day. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/17. #059-1979 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. S/N 9309800529. Guards Red/black leather. Odo: 95,478 miles. Older repaint in good overall condition. A few faded areas around the body channels and chips on the nose. Dry spray behind the mirrors and on the underside of the rear whale tail. Minor scratches throughout. Panel alignment is very good. Trim around the windows in good condition. Federalized bumpers are free of cracks. Power antenna is bent and three-fourths of the way up. Rubber is older but in good condition. Interior is average. Carpets are very worn. Gauge-face glass is cloudy. Older pull-outstyle head unit (but who wants to hear the radio?). Dash leather is coming loose and possibly fighting cracks. Headliner is beginning to sag. Cond: 3+. ” Sports Car Market


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Roundup NOT SOLD AT $77,500. The market has softened, but these are still in high demand, just not for the prices they were over the past few years. Prices are still over the century mark, with a few outliers just below. Recently offered at the Dan Kruse Midland, TX, sale in 2017, where it did not sell for $80,000 (SCM# 6838989). The high bid here was not too far off the mark from the previous offer, and in line with some of the more recent sales on the lower end of the market. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/17. #065-1985 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Targa. S/N WP0EB0915FS160657. Silver/ black leather. Odo: 100,771 miles. Older repaint in good overall condition. Chips on the nose. Dry spray behind the mirrors. Minor scratches throughout. Panel alignment is very good. Glass mostly free of scratches. Rubber is older but in good condition. Interior is decent. Carpets are very worn. Door panels solid and original. Gauge faces are cloudy on the glass. Original steering wheel. Older aftermarket head unit. Dash leather is coming loose and possibly fighting cracks. Headliner is beginning to sag. Dry spray on underside of rear wing. Cond: 3. ing all intact. Modern Momo steering wheel slightly out of place. Gauges are clean and clear. Carpets are in good overall condition, with some wear in the high-traffic areas. Doors open and shut with very good authority. Cond: 2-. dealer’s site with an asking price of $11,000, which is very reasonable given the mileage. The top offer was a tad below wholesale here. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/17. SOLD AT $99,000. This is said to be one of the 948 factory-built Flachbau coupes and is accompanied by a Certificate of authenticity. There’s no secret what the 930 market has seen over the past few years, but more recently there has been a bit of a pullback. Even still, Turbo sales are consistently well over $100k and even over $200k for the right car to the right buyer. The sale price here was the bargain of the century for a true slant-nose. One can’t help but wonder why the consignor let it go for so little money. However, the slant-nose cars are an acquired taste and often do not appeal to mainline Porsche cognoscenti. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX , 09/17. NOT SOLD AT $32,500. This was the same consignor offering Lot 058, a well-documented 1968 911—non-s, standard-issue restoration candidate—coupe, which he felt was worth $125k. There’s no telling what he thought this car was worth, and there was likely a premium in mind for the noted prior ownership by the former CEO of Pier One Imports. I’ve been there before many times, representing cars for clients who are emotional and out of touch with the market. I get it, but at the price he is seeking, the consignor may end up owning these cars for a very, very long time, potentially causing them to become stale in the marketplace and lose value. The high bid was right where it should have been. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/17. #066-1988 PORSCHE 911 S slantnose coupe. S/N WP0JB0937JS050377. Silver/black leather. Odo: 52,183 miles. Factory slant-nose. Numbers matching. Over $12,000 spent on recent mechanical refreshening. Minor prep issues from older repaint. Large area of paint missing on driver’s side skirt. Poor masking on the left rear quarter window trim. A few scratches on the front bumper. Black trim paint is holding up well. Panel alignment is good. Dash is in good condition. Original radio. Screen print- BEST BUY 174 #094-1994 BMW 840CI coupe. S/N WBAEF6323RCC89133. Red/tan leather. Odo: 81,787 miles. Slightly tired appearance given the mileage. Mostly original paint is showing age. Door ding with paint damage below the handle on passenger’s door. The nose is pretty faded. Engine compartment visible through gap around pop-up headlights. Windows are mostly scratch-free but have hard-water spots. Panel alignment is good. Rubber is older but not yet needing to be replaced. Front cowl is sun-faded. Driver’s seat is slick with age. Missing front dome light, with amateur panel constructed. Original cassette player. Cond: 3. #075-2004 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 40th Anniversary Edition coupe. S/N WP0AA29954S621162. Silver/black leather. Odo: 32,002 miles. Number 470 of 1,963 produced. Certificate of Authenticity. Unused accessory luggage. Turbo-style front bumper and unique polished alloys. Some heavy scrapes on the bottom lip. A few rock chips on the nose; otherwise, very few imperfections. Glass is clean and clear. Original rubber is in good condition. All lenses appear to be free of sun fading. Some wear on the driver’s bolster. Dash leather in good condition. Minimal wear on the floor mat. Screen printing on the buttons appears almost brand new and shows no signs of human touch. No modifications to the engine or exhaust. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $37,500. Neglected 996s are a dime a dozen but this example has been coveted and well looked after. Marketing photos show the car fitted in storage with a factory cover, which is not surprising given the condition. The age of the car is recent enough to still be considered “used,” and the mileage points to occasional use. There are likely some out there with less than 10,000 miles. The top offer was very fair for a 996, but the consignor probably felt the premium wasn’t enough for the provenance of a 40th Anniversary Edition. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/17. JAPANESE #057-1981 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER NOT SOLD AT $7,500. A lifelong Texas car sold new in Houston and recently traded in La Grange, TX. Sitting in the driver’s seat to collect data and evaluate the car felt kinda cool. When, oh when, will these take off? There is a lot of cool 1990s tech for the money, such as one of the first production vehicles to use electronic drive-by-wire throttle and CaN-bus electronics. Now common on many cars, electronics of this vintage may keep an owner up at night. An online search found it listed on a FJ43 SUV. S/N FJ43104632. Red/tan canvas/ gray vinyl. Odo: 1,908 km. Sold on a bonded title. Lots of paint flaws. Deep scratches and poor prep throughout. Pitting on exterior door handles. Vehicle leans to the the driver’s side. Vinyl top appears newer but does show signs of use. Tape residue on the rear window, possibly from a “for sale” sign. Front windshield shows lots of scratches. Interior is tidy. Dash paint is decent. Gauges are very clean and clear. Empty holes exposed on the dashboard where switches were likely mounted. Seats and floor covering appears to be refreshed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $30,250. Recently imported from Colombia, the stretched-version FJ43 has become among the most highly desirable for early Land Cruiser aficionados. 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Roundup Market Moment Courtesy of Bonhams 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado coupe Sold at $41,800 Bonhams’ Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum sale, Philadelphia, PA, October 2, 2017, Lot 329 Chassis number: 396876M538074 N ow hold on here, was that a typo? $41,800 for a 1966 Toronado? Yes, you read that correctly – and you’re probably as stunned as I was when I first saw it. We all know that one sale does not make a mar- ket, but at the same time, we also know that one 1966 Toronado (or any other make/model) is not the same as another 1966 Toronado. Every car will present differently. Our subject car was reported to be a Deluxe-model time capsule with only 12,700 miles. It was also reported to come from California, which should (presumably) allow the car to be vastly rustfree. Plus, as conveyed in the description from Bonhams, a recent recommissioning to the tune of $9,000 was also performed over the last two years to get the old gal purring like a kitten. While this is all great news for the buyer, we have to examine the price paid to be in the low- mileage Toronado club. Our SCM Pocket Price Guide shows us a figure of $14,600 as the median value with most selling between $10,000 to $30,000 for good examples. Our SCM Platinum Auction Database does contain one other sold result at the same exact dollar amount (SCM# 42392) selling at the RM Meadow Brook sale on August 5, 2006. This was another low-mileage example in #2- condition. Our subject car appears to be a well-kept original example, but by no means what I would suggest to be show-ready. Far from it. Perhaps it will spitshine and polish up, but as presented, this was just a nice driver. These are unique cars with phenomenal interiors — way ahead of their time — not to mention the front wheel drive aspect, and I do find them to be interesting machines. But, they also built plenty of them (almost 41,000 sold in 1966 alone). And, as a guess, I would say there are more squirreled-away low-mileage examples out there. So how does the price paid stack up? Either Oldsmobile Toronados are preparing to launch upward, or this was simply an anomaly with the right two buyers being in the room. I would suggest the latter. Well sold. — Dale Novak SOLD AT $55,000. Before becoming iconic for their oversized rear fins, it was the large Dagmars catching attention up front. Even on preview day when the auction hall was lightly populated, there was an abundance of interested parties inspecting this car. Sure, it had a few needs, but nothing to keep someone from driving or enjoying it. Replating the acres of brightwork would be a good, albeit costly, place to begin, depending on what level of perfection the new owner would be seeking. When it crossed the block, no one was fighting to own it, and it stopped at a number well below wholesale. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/17. 176 176 Sports Car Market It does lack a hard top, which is much more difficult to source than the FJ40 counterparts. Posted in late May 2017, it was recently listed on a popular forum focusing on Land Cruisers with an asking price of $29,000, a price very close to the hammer. The FJ market has seen some swings, and this one was a fair deal for buyer and seller. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/17. AMERICAN #048-1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 556268967. White/black vinyl/white & gray leather. Odo: 46,145 miles. 331-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Said to have been garage-kept since 1972. Factory batwing air cleaner. Paint touch-ups throughout, some in non-matching hues of white. Brightwork is scratched, faded and pitted. A few small dents and dings throughout. Continental kit with no skirts. Sabre aluminum wheels including spare along with an extra. Panel fit is acceptable. Rubber is dry and hard, some is very brittle. Interior appears mostly original. Carpets are stained and worn. Seats show lots of wear. Older aftermarket cassette player mounted under the dash. Cond: 3.


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Roundup #131-1962 CADILLAC SERIES 62 4-dr hard top. S/N 62B125392. Matte black/black & white leather. Odo: 75,455 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Said to have one repaint. Air conditioning converted to R134a. Poor paint prep. Matte finish not completely even, with splotches here and there. Trim is pitted and showing age. Rear bumper is heavily pitted and rubbed. Right front door is out slightly at the rear. Otherwise, panel fit is good. Slight delamination of vent windows. Rubber is showing age. Interior is tired and original. Front bench seat is loose. Driver’s seat padding is completely gone. Gauges are slightly faded. Steering wheel acrylic is splintering. Interior brightwork is pitting. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $4,400. The flat-black paint gives this Series 62 a rat-rod vibe, but nearly everything else is unrestored and appears original to the car. It is tired and showing age and the paint finish doesn’t do it any favors as far as mass appeal. A value entry into the collectorcar hobby, especially because the sales price was slightly soft. Many regular consignors have said in the past that they do not do well with flat-black-painted cars, and this one was no exception. Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 09/17. © CAR COLLECTOR AMERICAN ™ SUBSCRIBE TO ACC 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 AmericanCarCollector.com January 2018 177 Keith Martin’s


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Mystery Photo Answers Don’t show this to Keith! — Chris Hammond, Los Angeles, CA This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: December 25, 2017 RUNNER-UP: Behind the BMW Design Center as the Chris Bangle era ends. — Gary Francis, Chico, CA Failing to note their proxim- ity, Bertram instructed the SCM reading intern to “ throw that ‘thang’ out.” — John H. Moughan, Orlando, FL Hard to tell if this “resto-mod” Bronco is on the road to ruination or has already arrived! — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT Hey, Steve... I’ll phone Tom. Then let’s meet at 3 a.m., and the three of us can lift that puppy down, and we can restore it. — Phil Stevens, Portland, OR “Wow, that new GPS navigation system works great!” — Robert O’Sullivan, Beverly Hills, CA The police report said something about Snow White, a wicked stepmother and throwing an apple into oncoming traffic. — Peter H. Beren, Overland Park, KS Debbie took dumpster diving to a new high. — Doug Knight, Haddonfield, NJ The wife said that it had to go, so I am moving some of the better stuff out of the dumpster to make room for it. — Don Mackay, Oceanside, CA Comments With Your Renewals As soon as I finish one issue, I start checking the mailbox for the next one. — Roy Fine, Neenah, WI (SCMer since 2008) I always look forward to every issue of SCM. Would like to see more on Japanese cars of the ’60s–’70s. — Scott Zieske, Rapid City, SD (2004) Remains one of the best ever. If I could have one addition — an occasional survey of major marques’ engine changes since World War II, such as Rolls, etc. — Thomas Barrow, Albuquerque, NM (2005) 178 When dumpster diving in our resort community, one simply doesn’t do so like ordinary people. — Al Nelson, via email “And the bid goes on...” — Carlton Savory, via email There’s nothing like dumpster I’d love to see an in-depth article on the MGC. — Chris Hannes, West Point, VA (2015) More motorcycles! — Ed Milich, San Rafael, CA (2008) Coming up on 15 years as an SCMer, and it is still my favorite magazine! Thanks! — Andrew Raicevich, Lakewood, CO (2003) Molto importante per le informazioni formite. Grazie. — Remo Bresciani, Burnaby, BC, CAN (1999) How about HRGs in the price guide? They are on the move. Way up! — Paul Kyle, Medford, OR (2011) Don’t forget the “Little Guy.” Save the hobby! — Robert English, Marshfield, MA (2011) Keep up the articles on Japanese, plus other nonexpensive collectibles. — Peter Robinson, Victoria, BC, Canada (2005) Suggestion: When you report results of an auction of one person’s collection (for example, Alan Egelseer [September], Ron Hackenberger [October]), why diving behind SCM headquarters! — Roland Aviles, West Orange, NJ For noting a potential sore spot with our Mehari-enjoying publisher, Chris Hammond wins a slightly less dumpy SCM hat. © Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com, or fax to 503.253.2234. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Do you have a mystery photo? Email it to mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket. com at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Please include your name and contact information. If we use your photo, you’ll get an official SCM cap. don’t you give a sentence or two of background on the collector? How did they amass their collection? Were they a car dealer? Heir of the Acme Widget fortune? Jewel thief? Cat burglar? Would be very interesting to know. — Ray Wojszynski, Pittsburgh, PA (2001) Looking forward to another 30 years! — Brian Pollock, Mercer Island, WA (1994) Thank you all for your con- tinued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market


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SCM Online Extras for SCM Readers How to connect with SCM online this month Kids and Cars Send your photos of your next-generation gearheads to SCM. If your photo is selected, you’ll win an official SCM cap. Send your hi-res photos to kids@sportscarmarket.com. Please include your contact info, the name of the child in the photo, the make and model of the car and any descriptive information you would like. The Littlest Mechanic: Kader Merritt gets ready to work under his father’s ride. — John Merritt January SCM Cover Poll Results Editor’s note: Nicolas hunziker, whose original paintings appear on our covers this month, is a longtime motoring enthusiast, licensed racer and fourth-generation fine artist. he works with the likes of Porsche, the Steve McQueen Trust, Gulf Racing and McLaren to create oneof-a-kind paintings. His art has given rise to an automotive-themed lifestyle brand featuring officially licensed apparel, shoes, watches, art prints and accessories. his work can be seen (and ordered) at www.nicolashunziker.com. Visit SCM on the Web Here’s a Sample of Some of What’s Available at www.sportscarmarket.com SCM Weekly Blogs (www.sportsarmarket.com/blogs/scm-staff) • 500 Classics Come to Hilton Head • Keith Martin, Car Schlepper • 22nd Annual European Auto Festival Features VW • Let Them Sit in Your Car Guides and Resources (View or downlad at www.sportscarmarket. com/guides-supplements) • 2018 Insider’s Guide to the Arizona Auctions • 2017 Price Guide • 2017 Insider’s Guide to Restorations For Subscribers www.sportscarmarket.com/digitalissues-online • One year of back issues of SCM, searchable Alfa Romeo TZ-1 42% (205 votes) Ferrari 250 GTO 45% (217 votes) McLaren F1 13% (65 votes) NOTABLE QUOTE: “I’m a huge fan of Hunziker’s artwork (I have about a dozen of his T-shirts) and an even bigger fan of SCM. Great to see you join forces for the celebration! “I started subscribing to SCM back when you only used artwork for the covers instead of photography. I think all of these covers represent a respectful nod to your past while looking ahead.” — Dave Hillman To participate in the next poll, subscribe to the SCM newsletter at www.sportscarmarket.com January 2018 179 Platinum Deluxe Users View 297,000-plus auction results at www.sportscarmarket.com/platinumauction-database (Platinum Auction Database members only). Compare the latest sales or track a car over its auction history!


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. ENGLISH 1936 Bentley 3½ Litre Sedanca coupe restoration history. Serious inquiries only, please. $150,000. Contact Nat, Ph: 631.848.7674, email: nlanza@fly-efi.com. (NY) 1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 roadster S/N HBT7L15506. Blue/dark blue. I6 (inline 6), 4-spd manual. This BT7 four-seater is a wonderful example of this highly versatile breed, presented in highly engaging Works rally-car style. The last example to be comprehensively restored by renowned marque experts Randee and the late Tom Rocke. Photographs documenting the restoration work and British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate showing original data accompany the car. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: http:// classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/530. (CA) 1967 Jaguar E-type convertible S/N B111FC. Black/red leather. 1,357 miles. 3-spd manual. Sedanca coupe by Windovers is finished in stunning all black with a gorgeous deep red leather interior. This one-off, special-ordered car is unquestionably one of the most well designed 3½ Litre Bentleys ever produced. Displayed at Pebble Beach on three separate occasions and featured in multiple marque publications. We are extremely proud to offer this incredible vehicle to the most demanding collector, investor or enthusiast who desires to own the best. $464,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/ inventory/1936-bentley-3-12-litre-sedanca-coupewindovers/. (MO) 1954 Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle Blue/tan. 68,000 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Engine just stuck last week (end of September). Body and interior very good for year. Carolina car. Just inspected, registered to 2019. $2,400. Contact John, Ph: 315.855.4368, email: jlmcn@frontiernet. net. (NY) 1987 Jaguar XJ6 sedan provenance, clear title. Offers and trades considered. $100,000 OBO. Contact Mark, Ph: 503.779.6061, email: mmcmail@hotmail.com. (FL) 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II BT7 roadster 1972 MGB GT coupe Green/tan. 142,500 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. 350-ci SBC conversion with 700R4 trans., custom stainless exhaust, brand-new tires, rebuilt Holley 4150, working a/c with many new parts,. Transferable Pennsylvania antique tag. Runs and drives like a dream! $5,250 OBO. Contact Steven, Ph: 610.400.3203, email: smroot@gmail.com. 1994 Jaguar XJ 220 coupe S/N 1BN2L23156. Colorado Red/black. 3,600 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Total restoration in 2009, engine bench-built including M upgrade with aluminum head, cam, pistons, carburetors. Flawless paint, sheet metal, chrome, interior. 60-spoke stainless-steel wheels (five). Ethanol compatible. Sound and heat shields. Stainless-steel exhaust. Tonneau, top, side windows as-new. Well sorted, reliable, in climate-controlled garaged. No rain, snow, salt. No rust, never damaged. Much more info on request. $85,300 OBO. Contact Raymond, Ph: 847.251.0597, email: rykoenig1@aol.com. (IL) 1960 Lotus Elite Series 1 coupe S/N 1E15193. Opalescent Maroon/black, with black top and boot. 62,069 miles. Inline 6, Highly original, numbers-matching, California black-plate XKE that was properly and professionally restored, along with a recent servicing by Jaguar professionals. Featuring a striking color combination, this roadster is complete and ready to be shown, driven and enjoyed today. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: http://classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/483. (CA) 1969 MG Midget convertible S/N SAJJEAEX8AX220628. Silverstone Green/Sand. 5,419 miles. V6, 5-spd manual. Extremely desirable color combination of Silverstone Green over a Sand leather interior, verified by its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate. Its 540-horsepower, 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine and 5-speed manual gearbox are ready to thrill the senses of its future caretaker. Completely mechanically renewed at a cost of nearly $90k. It is superbly documented with its factory tools, service history, build sheet copy, Jaguar Heritage Certificate, factory correspondence letters, the issue of Autoweek magazine featuring the car, and more. $529,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt. com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1994jaguar-xj220/. (MO) S/N F10AB1B10102. Black/100 miles. 4-spd manual. Restored by Herb Harris of Harris Vincent Gallery and ridden 100 miles since. All original Vincent parts with electric start added. All matching numbers, including case halves, engine and frame. Starts and runs like a new bike. Email for complete parts and Yellow/tan. 12,000 miles. I4 (inline 4), 4-spd manual. As documented by Dennis Ortenburger in his book The Lotus Elite, rare Series 1 left-handdrive, older restoration, correct numbers-matching engine with Derrington twin carbs and exhaust header. Runs and drives well. Lotus certificate of S/N GAN4U69072G. Pale Primrose/black. 8,700 miles. I4 (inline 4), 4-spd manual. All original including original paint, interior and top. Four documented owners, with very low original miles. Runs excellent. $12,000. Contact Bob, Ph: 845.559.7243, email: bobror@me.com. (NY) 2000 Bentley Continental R Mulliner coupe S/N SCBZB25E6YCX63302. Tempest Silver/Ascot Beige. 37,600 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. Chassis number 63302 is one of 131 LHD Continental Rs produced worldwide with coachwork by Mulliner. Options include drilled pedals, power mirror, contrasting second interior color and a six-disc CD changer. Paint is in excellent condition with no evidence of damage. The CARFAX is clean, with recent service performed by the current owner. Pirelli P-Zero tires are in excellent condition with less than 2k miles and the standard chrome wheels are mostly damage-free, with only minor scuffing on one wheel. Clean Arizona title in the current owner’s name. $69,500 OBO. Stables Automotive Group LLC. Contact Chris, Ph: 480.699.3095, email: cgennone@ stablesgroup.com. Website: http://www.stablesgroup. com/vehicles/172/2000-bentley-continental-rmulliner. (AZ) 180 Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage coupe FRENCH 1962 Facel Vega Facel II 2-dr hard top 1964 Porsche 356 SC cabriolet 1970 Porsche 914-6 convertible S/N SCFAB22361K301803. Chiltern Green/cream & green. 45,236 miles. V12, automatic. Fourth owner. My daily driver, except during wintry conditions for the past 6½ years. V12 purrs. N/S. Comfy front seats. New Michelin Pilots. Car cover. Serviced by an exoticcar specialist for the past four years. Original dealer records. Timeless design. Contact for full details and additional pictures including underside shots. $27,500 OBO. Contact Roger, Ph: 215.880.4951, email: rsfeldusa@aol.com. (PA) 2001 CAV GT40 replica coupe Tudor Grey Metallic/black leather. 111,839 miles. Number 42 of only 180 ever produced, with original miles. In California and under the same ownership for many years. This magnificent example is equipped with a Chrysler 383 Wedge engine, TorqueFlite automatic transmission, four-wheeldisc brakes, Borrani wheels, power windows and HMV radio, a truly rare opportunity to acquire the ultimate model ever created by the prestigious French marque. $345,000. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: http://www. heritageclassics.com. (CA) GERMAN 1959 Porsche 356 A coupe S/N 161124. Silver blue/red leather. 102,977 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Absolutely gorgeous example of a highly desirable model. All matchingnumbers, with the factory CoA. Completely restored in 1997 at a little over 97k miles and comes with extensive pictures and records and more than $50k in receipts. Only driven about 6,000 miles in the past 20 years. Car started life in Light Ivory paint with red leather interior and when restored was that same color, but previous owner had a beautiful repaint done in the current Silver Blue. Everything else about the car is completely correct. Car runs and drives superbly. $220,000. Contact Marcos, Ph: 619.289.1220, email: marcos@bvresorts.com. (CA) 1968 Porsche 912 coupe S/N 9140430050. Ivory/black. 65,000 miles. H6 (flat 6), 5-spd manual. German-market vehicle, 50th example made, 2.0-liter flat six engine, 5-speed gearbox, four-wheel disc brakes, matching numbers per Certificate of Authenticity. Vehicle has been subject of a concours-quality restoration, including engine rebuild. Books and tools are present, including the original owner’s manual and jack. The vehicle is also accompanied by a voluminous history file along with photo documentation of restoration work. This particular early example is arguably one of the finest in existence, both in appearance and driveability. $115,000. Precision Motorcars. Contact Tyler, Ph: 513.271.5565, email: precisionmotorcars@gmail.com. (OH) 1979 Porsche 924 Sebring coupe S/N 0433SBLAU66. Yellow/black. 2,800 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. One of a kind! 4.9 Maserati Power, low miles. Tuned Spagetti Exempt exhaust. Fast, California registered for the road. $128,000 OBO. Spindler Engineering, Inc. Contact Ronald, Ph: 818.782.2788, email: reception@spindlereng. com. (CA) 2005 Lotus Elise Touring roadster S/N 105673. White/tan. 39,000 miles. Flat 4, 4-spd manual. Bare-metal full concours restoration by Charles Eddy and Bill Perrone, with period correct Super engine, rebuilt by Ansite Inc. Rebuilt transaxle, suspension and brakes using original Porsche parts. Car looks and runs like new. Offered at a fraction of the cost of restoration. $175,000 OBO. Contact Nat, Ph: 631.848.7674, email: nlanza@fly-efi.com. (NY) 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL convertible S/N 12801971. Red Orange/black. 99,600 miles. Flat 4, 5-spd manual. In perfect condition, restored, with new paint, wheels. Engine and transmission original, with CoA. Car’s original color is white. Maintenance records for past 35 years. Oregon car originally. $59,500 OBO. Contact Ben, Ph: 516.852.7946, email: bennyjets@aol.com. (NY) 1973 Porsche 911 T coupe S/N 9249207139. Guards Red/black & plaid. 34,000 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. Original owner, four-wheel-disc brakes, five-bolt ATS wheels, sports suspension, sunroof, 911 steering wheel, rear window wiper, a/c. Always garaged, primary use for PCA events and concours. $8,900. Contact Robert, Ph: 904.806.1193, email: bbarton904@ aol.com. (NC) 1987 BMW M6 sedan S/N SCCPC11155HL32316. Storm Titanium/dark blue. 30,000 miles. Inline 4, 6-spd manual. Garage kept. Clean CARFAX, K&N intake, B&M shifter. Original parts included, newer Dunlops and Brembo rear brake pads. Starshield, two sets of keys/ remotes, toolkit, owner’s manual and car cover. Excellent driving car, everything works. Oil cooler recall done. Not available in U.S. anymore, starting to appreciate. $35,000 OBO. Contact Cole, Ph: 602.635.8477, email: Colezman7@gmail.com. (AZ) 2008 Bentley GTC convertible S/N 1.13042E+13. Silver/black. 99,129 miles. Inline 6, Nice, clean, rust-free, California Pagoda beauty, with hard top. Excellent shape. Fun little car to drive. Mechanically sound. Original engine and 4-speed transmission. Limited numbers (6911), produced in 1964. $49,895. Contact John, Ph: 650.966.8231, email: kelemenjk@yahoo.com. (CA) S/N 9113102463. Metallic Gold/Black. 91,902 miles. Inline 6, 5-spd manual. Beautiful gold metallic with black interior, Matching numbers, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, 2.4-liter CIS injected engine, 5-speed manual, wood steering wheel and electric sunroof. We recently inspected the brake pads/shoes, rotors/ drums, brake hoses, brake fluid and reservoir, leaks and any noisy or loose wheel bearings, inspection of tire wear, pressure and lug nuts, spare tire, axles C.V. Boots, driveline, tie rods and ball joints, shocks/struts and springs, steering fluids, hoses and reservoir, steering gearbox, rack and boots, engine oil level, etc. Overall the vehicle is in great condition, ready to drive. $100,000. Contact Marcos, Ph: 619.289.1220, email: marcos@BVResorts.com. (CA) S/N 60477. Red/tan. 119,000 miles. manual. This beautiful car was acquired in 2013 by the seller, president of BMW of San Francisco. The owner only drove it 1k miles. All service records from a dealer show all the extensive services. Always kept in a garage space, no rust. Equipped with the standard 3.5-liter S38 straight-six and received a new timing chain in 2012. More pictures and information available to serious buyers. $30,000. Contact Henry, Ph: 415.551.4297, email: harciniega@bmwsf. com. (CA) 1991 Porsche 964 Andial 3.8 Pikes Peak Turbo coupe FOLLOW SCM S/N SCBDR33W38C053460. Deep Blue/cream leather. 33,000 miles. V12, 6-spd automatic. Interior has that rich leather smell. Absolutely stunning car in excellent condition. W12 with 550 hp, AWD. Ultimate driving and performance. $72,000 OBO. Cloud 17 Collector Cars. Contact William, Ph: 585.233.1727, email: wgreener@bsk.com. (NY) Pastel Blue/Black with Houndstooth. 3,000 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd manual. This factory 964/965 Turbo is a complete bare-metal build using a Porsche Motorsport/Andial-built ex-Pikes Peak-winning race motor. This 3.8-L turbo was built for Jeff Zwart’s 1994 run. It produces 600 hp. A great street driver that has mostly been used on vintage-touring events. Everything is fresh and sorted. Tons of details and pics available. Auto Kennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 182 Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 714.335.4911, email: paul@autokennel.com. Website: www.autokennel.com. (CA) 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera cabriolet ITALIAN 1960 Maserati 3500 GT by Touring coupe 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopio coupe process, which included new clutch, timing belts and tensioners, fuel lines, waterlines, new tires, a water pump rebuild and an alignment. Multi-show winner and last shown in 2015 at the Ferrari Club of America National Meet, where it scored 93/100. Buy with confidence. $399,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co.. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@ schmitt.com. Website: https://www.schmitt.com/ inventory/1984-ferrari-512bbi/. (MO) S/N WP0CA2996SS342292. Polar Silver/Gray w/ Metropol Blue cloth soft top). 70,147 miles. H6, 6-spd manual. This 993 Carrera is a great example, and has recently undergone a professional service by Porsche professionals. Equipped with heated seats, wind screen, power windows, Porsche floor mats, cruise control, automatic air conditioning, leatherwrapped steering wheel, heated power-adjustable mirrors and a power-operated rear spoiler. A Perfect example for driving or preserving. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com. Website: http://classicshowcase. com/index.php/inventory/detail/570. (CA) 1999 BMW Z3 M roadster S/N AM1011038. Dark Rosso Red/black leather. 26,258 miles. 4-spd manual. Beautifully preserved original black leather interior. Low mileage, highly original. One of just 257 examples produced and one of fewer than 75 examples remaining, making this one of the rarest in the world. Recently released from a large prominent collection and underwent a full service by marque specialists that included a complete fuel system, brake system and lubrication system overhaul. Accompanying this investmentgrade car is its Maserati Classiche documentation as well as its owner’s manual. $299,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt. com/inventory/1960-maserati-3500-gt-coupe-bytouring/. (MO) 1967 Maserati Ghibli coupe S/N WBSCK9333XLC88356. Evergreen/Evergreen & black. 23,379 miles. Inline 6, manual. As close to a new Z3 M as you can find. Stored in climatecontrolled garage. Nonsmoking home. Factory hard top and spoiler. Very rare color. $26,950 OBO. Contact Fred, Ph: 541.521.7066, email: fsiegrist@ yahoo.com. (OR) 1999 BMW Z3 M coupe Red/tan leather. 16,283 miles. Very nice early example equipped with 5-speed transmission, power windows, alloy wheels, knock-off tools, low mileage and center-lock wheels.Complete with handbook. $198,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: www.heritageclassics.com. (CA) 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV coupe Silver/red leather. 12,900 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. Fitted with a custom turbocharger, the head has been ported and polished. The odometer reads 2,377 miles; the speedometer was replaced at about 10,000 miles, total mileage approximately 12,400. No rust whatsoever, never any body repair. Fitted with Koni struts with lowered performance springs, Hayashi Racing three-piece wheels and new Hankook tires. Custom Kenwood sound system, full European bumpers and lights. Original roof in excellent shape, comes with a double bubble roof. Modified brakes. $15,667 OBO. Contact Jay, Ph: 540.910.3933, email: jaybmerritt@gmail.com. (VA) 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB Euro coupe S/N 1120100. Red/black. 20,400 miles. V12, 5spd manual. One of only 110 Periscopio LP400s built. In a private collection for over 30 years. The most desirable and collectible Lamborghini. Fresh comprehensive engine rebuild. Please visit Online for more information and photos. $1,000,000. The Automotive Archeologists, Ltd. Contact Jeffrey, Ph: 417.343.4747, email: jwmoore@autoarch.com. Website: www.autoarch.com/LamboCountachLP400. html. (MO) 1977 Lancia Scorpion Montecarlo coupe 1994 Alfa Romeo 164LS sedan Black/black leather. 125,000 miles. V6, automatic. Very good condition, second owner for past 19 years, always garaged, Stebro exhaust, upgraded stereo head unit, top-of-the-line speakers, rebuilt climate and clock display, new timing belt and brakes, 164S wheels, as seen at 2015 AROC convention. A stack of receipts documenting maintenance. Looking for a good home. $3,000 OBO. Contact Roger, email: rogerpellegrini0@gmail.com. (NY) JAPANESE 1999 Acura NSX T coupe Silver/26,000 miles. V6, 6-spd manual. Rare silver with 6-speed. Low miles. All scheduled services performed. New timing belt. Pampered car with clean CARFAX. San Francisco area. $70,000. Contact William, Ph: 707.969.8173, email: billyoung1228@ aol.com. (CA) AMERICAN 1948 Buick Super convertible S/N WBSCM9330XLC60527. Black/black. 71,785 miles. Inline 6, 5-spd manual. One owner for 17 years. Stored in climate-controlled garage. Nonsmoking home. Excellent condition, 2- or 3+. $28,750 OBO. Contact Fred, Ph: 541.521.7066, email: fsiegrist@yahoo.com. (OR) 2000 BMW Z3 roadster S/N AR3023174. Red/tan. 51,190 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. GTV project, 90%–95% complete. Bare-metal respray, rebuilt engine w/12.5 CR pistons, all mechanicals completely gone through, estimated $5k to complete. $25,000. Contact Charles, Ph: 404.822.6250, email: crcote@mindspring. com. (GA) 1974 Alfa Romeo spider S/N 23719. Red/tan. 52,000 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. European dry-sump GTB with 82k kilometers. 3-liter V8, 5-speed gearbox, four-wheel disc brakes. Delivered new March 24, 1978, by Official Ferrari dealer Concessionaria Veneto of Milan to Signor Moroni Tino, going through two short-term owners before being sold to the Mariani Collection in Monza, where it resided for over 30 years before being imported to the U.S. in March of 2015. Books, tools, jack and spare present. Fully documented ownership by Marcel Massini. An excellent car in both driveability and appearance. $135,000. Precision Motorcars. Contact Tyler, Ph: 513.271.5565, email: precisionmotorcars@gmail.com. (Ohio) 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi coupe S/N WBACH9345YLM92668. Brown/brown. 105,000 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd automatic. Well-maintained, automatic, brown leather power seats, a/c, custom wire wheels (original wheels included), excellent tires. Matching brown convertible top new a few years ago. Windjammer with zippered opening. Xenon headlights. Radio/CD player/USB. Tonneau cover. Service records. Non-smoker. You will look for any excuse possible to drive this car. $10,300. Contact Garry, Ph: 250.885.9487, email: garryfoster@telus.net. (BC) January 2018 Seafoam Green/tan leather. 69,500 miles. Beautiful interior with matching canvas soft top and tonneau boot, stunning body-off restoration, equipped with 3-speed transmission, power seats, power windows and power top and original AM radio. Complete with handbook and manual. Runs and drives beautifully. $69,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: http://www.heritageclassics.com. (CA) 1953 Chrysler New Yorker Deluxe convertible Silver/black. 39,475 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. Two owner, all very original save the ANSA exhaust. All service records available since new. Accident-free. Plenty of pictures including the undercarriage, are available. An excellent driver with original patina, no rust, trim is very good. Straight, clean and well sorted. Recent work includes water pump and brake master cylinder. $16,000 OBO. 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SCM Showcase Gallery steering wheel clock and all brochures. FirePower 331-cubic-inch Hemi with 180 horsepower. $110,000 OBO. Contact Loren, Ph: 610.216.9540, email: lhulber@ptd.net. (PA) 1955 Chrysler C-300 2-dr hard top S/N 3N552201. Yellow/yellow. 33,526 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. Limited production, original Hemi, dual 4-barrel carbs, automatic transmission. Completely restored, over 130k invested. $90,000 OBO. The Wilson Collection. Contact Dave, Ph: 910.639.2576, email: dpolny@wilson-collection. com. (FL) 1956 Chrysler Imperial sedan S/N J59S108338. Frost Blue/red. 91,374 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Stunning, numbers-matching frame-off, nut-and-bolt, date-coded restoration. No-rust Georgia car before restoration. Correct color combination. NCRS Top Flight award. This is a show-stopper that is great to drive. $129,000 OBO. Contact Ronald, Ph: 716.983.6691, email: rlbauer@ verizon.net. (NY) 1961 Chevrolet Corvette convertible S/N C566944. Sand Dune Beige/Coral leather. 81,558 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. A special-order 1956 Imperial, originally owned by a Texas rancher. A true survivor machine that just came out of longterm storage. While it runs and drives, it will need to be inspected and serviced before any use. Should be very competitive in preservation class. $17,500 OBO. Contact Don, Ph: 785.633.9926, email: dmoler009@gmail.com. (KS) 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible Ermine White & blue-gray/red. 62,989 miles. New interior and white soft top, gorgeous matchingnumbers example equipped with a 4-speed transmission, CQ-code 283 ci/230 hp engine. Runs and drives great. $78,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@ heritageclassics.com. Website: www.heritageclassics. com. (CA) 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window coupe S/N 3141246868. White/red. 218 miles. V8, automatic. 1964½ factory Lightweight Hemi Savoy. Shown in the 2006 Mopar Performance calendar (copy goes to buyer) and acknowledged by Mopar experts (Galen Govier and others, in Davis book) as a top-tier car. This rare car is a time capsule. Two Govier authentications, window sticker, original fender tag and copy for shows. Infrequently raced in the early mid-’60s in the Midwest as the “Hemi Harvester” but never fully caged, tubbed or cut up. First-class restoration by top restorer Scott Tiemann upon its sale to a major collector. 1990 to date largely spent in two well-maintained collections. It has won its class and/or Best of Show at many major West Coast Mopar shows and high-level concours and is acknowledged by Mopar experts as the best seen. Never abused and used little, its floors and unibody are factory-original and straight. Factory-original K-head engine, correct wiring, optional front American Mags and steel rears with period M&H slicks. Car has unique and rare parts. The original lightweight Corning rear window, perfect Plexiglas side windows. Body including all the ORIGINAL aluminum is flawless and has all the ORIGINAL lightweight pieces including alloy hinges, brackets, lightweight front bumper, etc. Body and engine have correct factory build markings and paint swatches. Engine and trans are refreshed. The first of the factory Mopar Super Stocks. Will sell together with the 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Hurst Hemi Super Stock. A package of the first and the last factory Mopar Super Stocks. Contact Roald, Ph: 415.608.1901. Email: tra.kasco@gmail.com (CA) 1966 Pontiac GTO 2-dr hard top Red/black. V8, 4-spd manual. Rare L78 numbersmatching, frame-off restoration with history to 1986. 4-speed, PS, PDB, blinker tach. Out of 63,000 1967 Super Sports, there were only 3,300 convertibles and 613 total L78s. $84,000. Contact Jay, email: bernste5@aol.com. 1968 Dodge Coronet 440 2-dr hard top 1959 Chevrolet Corvette 283/245 convertible 1964 Plymouth Savoy Lightweight Race 426 Hemi Crossram 2-dr sedan 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 convertible S/N WH23F8G173967. Sunfire Yellow/white. 58,257 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Documented with its broadcast sheet and driven 58,000 original miles, recent repaint in the original color Sunfire Yellow, paired with white top and interior. 318 V8, 2-barrel carburetor and factory air conditioning, dual exhaust and radiator stripping to reveal the brass upper tank. New water pump, valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gasket and thermostat. $29,897. Contact Richard, email: ls3_camaro@yahoo.com. 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Hurst Hemi BO 29 Super Stock racer S/N D7FH395042. Black/red. 5,542 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Concours-winning car. Total restoration less than 5,600 miles. Original engine, Tremec 5-speed installed. Original 3-speed w/overdrive included. Car cruises at 75 mph. Power steering and brakes, air conditioning, both tops, chrome wire wheels, Coker wide whites. Excellent condition throughout. Excellent paint and interior. No damage. Runs and drives perfectly. $65,000 OBO. Contact Benjamin, Ph: 650.888.1500, email: bgagere@gmail.com. (CA) S/N 30837S107118. Riverside Red/red. V8, 4-spd manual. 1972 IMSA GTO Champion and 1972 FIA Daytona 6-Hour, 1973 Sebring 12-Hour. 1993 SVRA Medallion, 1993 Bloomington Gold, 2002 Monterey, 2013 Sebring Legends Honoree, and 2014 Amelia “Spirit of Road Racing” award. Full restoration 1993. Unquestionable documentation. $275,000. Contact Phil, Ph: 352.378.4761, email: fastphilcurrin@ cox.net. S/N 242176K11533. Canary Yellow/black. V8, automatic. With a/c, manual-crank windows and retro radio. $33,000 OBO. Bowie Culverts LLC. Contact Jeff, Ph: 940.733.6390, email: jwt@3texploration.com. (TX) 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RS custom coupe S/N 124377L109731. BMW Glacier Silver Pearl/black leather & vinyl. 300 miles. V8, 6-spd automatic. Price lowered every seven days until sold. $124,800 spent on frame-off custom. Numerous OE options. LS3 430 hp, 6-speed automatic transmission, upgraded and modernized interior with new leather. Suspension, electrical, brake, cooling, fuel, and exhaust systems to modern new condition. PS, PW, PB, Corvette vinyl power seats. 3.07 12-bolt rear. Nut-and-bolt restoration to better than original, or replaced with new. All original steel body, no rust. New hood. Show-quality paint. $56,500. CAMVETTE. Contact Jim, Ph: 559.353.4637, email: jim_ish@yahoo. com. (CA) 184 S/N BO29M8B299131. Black/V8, February of 1968 build, #75 of total run of mixed SS Dart and Barracudas. Largely unused from new. Never caged or tubbed, thus from ’70 on it was NHRA-prohibited to run due to no cage. Unibody, floors and torque boxes not twisted or bent like A-bodies that were raced without a cage. Original black rear carpet under large rear window unfaded, floors have factory primer, no rust and original taillight plastic perfect. History from 1980 known, but ’68 delivery to ’80 unknown. Apparently car was stored. 8¾ diff with factory heavy-duty drag axle remain. Owned by the Hemi Club president for many years. In magazines and pictured painted yellow in Hemi book prior to complete black-paint restoration. Also featured post-restoration in Mopar 2006 calendar. Very correct, has won many shows and concours, in #1 condition and needs nothing. Correct date-coded wiring, original blue coil. Hidden MSD 6 ignition replaced dead blue-box ignition, but have original unit. Period-correct SW oil and temp gauges and correct Jones mechanical tach. Brake-cylinder bores stainless-bushed, correct Hurst dual gate shifter (rare and expensive), interior excellent, period 2 1/8-inch Hooker headers now ceramic coated, dual three-inch stainless track exhaust added for shows. Car used only for show after restoration. Car now has NOS Keystone mags (used on Sox & Martin cars) with correct-size Goodyear slicks. Full set of 1970 dated Centerlines with Firestone slicks originally on car are included. Many spare parts acquired over the years available. For serious Mopar collectors. Will package with ’64½ Savoy Lightweight, which is the best of the best. Own the first and last of the SS Hemi Mopars. Hemis don’t get any better than these iconic cars. Contact Roald, Ph: 415.608.1901. Email: tra. kasco@gmail.com (CA) Sports Car Market


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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko coupe WANTED FOR SERIOUS PRIVATE COLLECTOR: 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro. Preferably LeMans Blue or Daytona Yellow, with 4-speed. Must be 100% real car with matching numbers, known history and professional restoration or original condition. Ph: 860.690.9630,email: cars@ jonathansierakowski.com. (MA) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 replica coupe Black/Black Houndstooth. 2,000 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. An accurate presentation of the only black-with-gold-stripe manual-transmission ZL1 ever made. A rotisserie restoration, period-correct parts and an all aluminum 427 ZL1 motor. $89,000. Contact David, Ph: 850.572.3551, email: dlschwartz411@yahoo.com. (FL) 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne Super pickup S/N 1G1YR26R195800499. Cyber Grey Metallic/Dark Titanium. 7,340 miles. V8, 6-spd manual. Incredible Corvette ZR1 supercar in showroom condition, featuring an LS9 6.2-liter, supercharged V8. Includes all options: carbon fiber throughout, heated seats, in-dash CD/DVD/navigation, Onstar system, Bluetooth, steering-wheel-mounted controls, Bose seven-speaker stereo system, memory package, remote, luggage shade, climate control, headsup display and includes original documents and accessories. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: http://classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/397. (CA) 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 coupe 2011 Ford Mustang GT/CS Daytona Pace Car coupe SCM Showcase Gallery RACE 1934 Gilmore Special Van Blerck Midget race car Race Red/charcoal leather. 5,800 miles. V8, 6-spd manual. Low garage-kept miles. Rare glass-roof option. Window sticker. Special-edition 19-inch wheels. 3.73 limited-slip rear axle. Sync voice activated system. Shaker audio system. Completely stock and original. $30,000. Contact Kevin, Ph: 504.273.8838, email: carnut60@aol.com. (LA) 2014 Factory Five GTM coupe Red/black. I4 (inline 4), manual. Early frame-rail midget! Believed to be built by Leo “Pop” Faulkner, sponsored by Earl Gilmore, driven by Carl Rosenthal and others. Documented part of Bill Harrah Collection. 1928 Van Blerck aluminum-block marine engine. Complete 10-year-old restoration. Not raced since. Amelia award winner. $43,000. Contact Jeff, Ph: 615.438.1063, email: jeff.brock.music@gmail. com. (TN) 1957 Lotus Eleven SII race car Gray/black. 1,082 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. One of a kind. LS6 motor mated to Porsche G50 transaxle. Coil-over suspension. 19-inch on rears and 18-inch up front. Call or text with questions. $78,000 OBO. Select. Contact Graeme, Ph: 704.575.9510, email: graememkeith@gmail.com. (NC) S/N 346. Ex Graham Nearn. Very strong, correct engine by KTR. Raced through VSCCA. No crashes. Beautiful bare-aluminum race car. $110,000. Contact Richard, Ph: 978.369.0153, email: rmeyer@ bostonshippingassoc.com. (MA) © S/N CCE142B107376. Turquoise & white/black & turquoise. 49,351 miles. V8, automatic. 350 V8, long box w/cover, sunroof, power steering/brakes, air conditioner, new interior, sport wheels, dual exhaust, am/fm cassette, rare side tool box. $16,995. Contact Mike, Ph: 231.947.1242, email: jacksautoservice@ gmail.com. (MI) 1975½ Chevrolet Vega Cosworth Twin Cam hatchback S/N 1V77E5U194304. Black/black. 68,330 miles. I4 Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Original owner. Rare Z-09 Vega #0078. Exceptional condition. Multiple CVOA national concours championships since 1985. Major concours Best in Class, Carlisle Invitational display car. Numbers-matching HME-rebuilt engine with 170 hp. All 42 years of service history, rare parts, a wall of trophies and more. $39,900. Contact Clark, Ph: 817.275.8809, email: cakirby49@att.net. (TX) 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 coupe S/N 1G1YY12S645104770. Torch Red/black. 11,200 miles. V8, 6-spd manual. This extremely low-mileage car is flawless. It is in hard-to-find original condition with no modifications. OEM Goodyear Eagle tires are practically brand new, with less than 2k miles on them. Hard to find a better original Z06! $27,500. Contact Rod, Ph: 405.245.8929, email: insuremeokc@yahoo.com. (OK) January 2018 185


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial Motorcars. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056. 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Gooding & Company. Auctions America. 877.906.2437. Auctions America specializes in the sale of American Classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, and automobilia. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time specialists who offer 190 years’ combined experience, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics and exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — “Fast N Loud” on Discovery, “Dallas Car Sharks” on Velocity and “The Car Chasers” on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) Specializing in the finest American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles and European sports; Russo and Steele hosts three record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. Fax: 602.252.6260. 5230 South 39th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040. info@russoandsteele.com, www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. 3020 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) GAA Classic Cars Auction, Greensboro, NC. 1.855.862.2257. A Premier Classic, Antique and Unique Vehicle Auction Experience. Offering 550 vehicles three times a year — March, July and November. All presented in a climate-controlled, enclosed, permanent, dedicated facility affectionately called “The Palace”. GAA Classic Cars brings you a customer-oriented team full of southern hospitality, a floor team with many years of classic auction experience and a selection of vehicles that continues to evolve and grow with each sale. www.gaaclassiccars.com 1.855.862.2257 (NC) Petersen Auction Group of Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Worldwide Auctioneers. Rick Cole Auctions . Over thirty Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors Shows 800.237.8954. Hollywood Wheels is a premier auction house that specializes in Porsche sports cars, European exotics, American classics and historical race cars. Each year, during the Amelia Island Car Week, they host the Amelia Island Select & Auto Retro™ within the ballroom of the Amelia Island Omni Plantation Resort. Hollywood Wheels… Where Great Cars Are Bought & Sold! www.hollywoodwheels.com years ago, Rick Cole conducted the first Monterey auction, his annual events forever changing the historic week dynamic. Rick Cole Auctions provides upscale clientele a boutique and silent auction atmosphere proven to offer the finest cars available, and achieving one of the top 10 multi-million-dollar sales of all time. August 17–19. Marriott Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf. info@ rickcole.com www.rickcole.com (CA) 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogbased, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. For further information, visit www.RMSothebys.com. (CAN) estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for nostalgic and collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Centerline International. (888) Dan Kruse Classics is a family- owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972, with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan personally has over 186 Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later, Leake has sold over 34,000 Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 35 years. You can rely on our experience and the largest inventory of parts in North America to build and maintain your dream Alfa. We carry restoration, maintenance and exclusive performance parts for Giulietta through the new 4C. Newly developed parts introduced regularly. Check our website or social media for new arrivals, tech tips and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. 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Appraisals custom mosaics of your automobile. Email: exoticmosaics@sbcglobal.net. exoticmosaics.com. Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Automobilia Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Automodello. 877.343.2276. Auto- modello™ hand-built limited edition Resin Art™ in 1:24, 1:43, and F1 in 1:12 scale. Automodello is the exclusive licensed builder for premium quality curbside 1:24 with 1970s Lincoln Continental, 1965 Buick Riviera GS, 1954 Kaiser-Darrin and pre-war one-offs from Delage, Delahaye, Cord, Duesenberg and Packard. In 1:12, 1967 Lotus 49, and in 2018 the 1967 Eagle GuneyWeslake Spa winner. In 1:43, 1981 Gurney Eagle Challenger hand-signed by Dan Gurney (his favorite racer) and 1934 Packard V12 Dietrich. Free worldwide shipping on orders over $149, 10% discount to SCM readers: ONE24SCM on Automodello.com Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. warranties on most cars. Trades accepted. Top cash paid for your classics, exotic or hi-line automobiles. garycg@ aol.com www.autosportgroup.com (FL) including over 25 Porsches. We appreciate our many repeat customers with over 15,000 cars bought and sold since 1986. www.ChequeredFlag.com sales@chequeredflag.com (CA) Classic Car Dashes. Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) Sales@ClassicCarDashes.com. Specializing in reproduction and replacement dash pads for many of your favorite cars, trucks and SUVs. Each pad is manufactured as close as possible to original specs. All dash pads offer quality in both fit and appearance and are manufactured in the U.S. www.ClassicCarDashes.com (PA) Classic Fit Covers. California Car Cover Company. Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. ImagCoachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. raisals custom mosaics of your automobile. Email: exoticmosaics@sbcglobal.net. exoticmosaics.com. Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as col- lections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Automobilia Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Automodello. 877.343.2276. Auto- modello™ hand-built limited edition Resin Art™ in 1:24, 1:43, and F1 in 1:12 scale. Automodello is the exclusive licensed builder for premium quality curbside 1:24 with 1970s Lincoln Con- tinental, 1965 Buick Riviera GS, 1954 Kaiser-Darrin and pre-war one-offs from Delage, Delahaye, Cord, Duesen- berg and Packard. In 1:12, 1967 Lotus 49, and in 2018 the 1967 Eagle Guney- Weslake Spa winner. In 1:43, 1981 Gurney Eagle Challenger hand-signed by Dan Gurney (his favorite racer) and 1934 Packard V12 Dietrich. Free worldwide shipping on orders over $149, 10% discount to SCM readers: ONE24SCM on Automodello.com Everett Anton Singer has been sup- plying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. Eu- ropean Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, pri- vate collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicho- las Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. warranties on most cars. Trades ac- cepted. Top cash paid for your classics, exotic or hi-line automobiles. garycg@ aol.com www.autosportgroup.com (FL) including over 25 Porsches. We appre- ciate our many repeat customers with over 15,000 cars bought and sold since 1986. www.ChequeredFlag.com sales@chequeredflag.com (CA) Classic Car Dashes. Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inven- tory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top-of- the-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pick- up anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) Sales@ClassicCarDashes.com. Spe- cializing in reproduction and replace- ment dash pads for many of your fa- vorite cars, trucks and SUVs. Each pad is manufactured as close as possible to original specs. All dash pads offer quality in both fit and appearance and are manufactured in the U.S. www.ClassicCarDashes.com (PA) Classic Fit Covers. California Car Cover Company. Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. Imag- Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present excep- tional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, pre- cise research, unique historical docu- ments and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our web- site to view our latest titles and order. ine ine if you had the best of the best to market your car for sale. Jesse Alexander taking all the photographs. Lee Iacocca working with buyers. Keith Martin introducing you to the right car clubs. Well, the father and son team of AutoKennel do just that for all their clients. Paul and Ed Kramer, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. www.autokennel.com (CA) More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. Canepa of Scotts Valley. Automotive Restorations. driversroad.com 513.490.5621. Large portfolio of automotive art prints, new and old, street or race, four wheels or two! Any car you had, have or desire! Custom commissions and commercial work accepted. Steve Petrosky, driversroad, 8711 Reading Road E1 Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 (OH) 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com 831.430.9940. Offering fine investmentgrade collectable road cars and racecars for sale. Our 70,000-square-foot facility houses world-class, on-premises restoration and motorsports facilities where automotive artisans ensure every detail of our inventoried vehicles meet the highest levels of refinement and preparation. Canepa is interested in purchasing exceptional, original and restored automobiles. sales@canepa.com www. canepa.com (CA) sales@ClassicFitCovers.com. Welcome to Classic Fit Covers. We specialize in custom fit car covers and seat protectors for classic and modern vehicles. At Classic Fit Covers you get quality materials, superior craftsmanship and fast delivery...all at a great price! We have you Covered! www.ClassicFitCovers.com (PA) Classic Investments Inc. 303.388.9788. Barn find. Redefined. Since 1989 our company specializes in the restoration, sales and service of 1950s–1970s Classic European sports cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche and Mercedes. Colorado’s premier one-stop shop for all of a collector’s needs. Friendly, knowledgeable, passionate staff welcomes you to call for all inquiries; our in-house factory-trained Ferrari mechanic has 40 years’ experience. www.ClassicInvest.com (CO) Charles Prince Classic Cars. Based in London, we are specialists in the finest historic motorcars and in contact with dealers and collectors from around the world. We offer the best advice and service in the collector car field. Int T: (0)798 5988070 or email: sales@ charlesprinceclassiccars.com www.charlesprinceclassiccars.com. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history and helping collectors obtain, restore and sell classic vehicles. Our world-class facility houses three showrooms of cars and department specialty areas to perform all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) Autosport Groups. 561.676.1912 Exotic Mosaics. 805.544.4093. Unique and original mosaic hand-crafted wall hangings of automotive subjects by mosaic artist Jim Valentine. Made with glazed ceramic tile with aluminum frame and hanging wire. Can create January 2018 or 954.401.4535. Over 42 years experience offering Luxury, Classic, Exotic and Hi-line motorcars worldwide. Autosport Groups is highly respect- ed for our fine selection of preowned luxury, classic, exotic and sports cars, as well as exceptional customer service. We offer easy financing and extended Chequered Flag. 310.827.8665. Chequered Flag is Los Angeles’ best known classic car dealer. We specialize in European classic and sports cars, particularly air-cooled Porsches. We have over 100 classics in inventory Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell 187


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. cars we love ourselves, and deal in a limited number of models. Before delivery to you, all of our classics, including Defenders, are fully inspected and serviced by one of two expert shops. We are located in Needham, MA. copleycars@gmail.com, www.copleymotorcars.com (MA) showrooms in Southern California, with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California, visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore, visit www.heritageclassics.com Corvette America. 800.458.3475. The #1 manufacturer & supplier of interiors, parts and wheels for all generations of Corvettes. Our Pennsylvania manufacturing facility produces the finest quality Corvette interiors and our distribution center is stocked with thousands of additional Corvette-related products. Corvette America is a member of the RPUI family of companies. www.CorvetteAmerica.com (PA) DriverSource. 281.497.1000. Pursuing & Preserving Fine Automobiles Since 2005, DriverSource is a leading specialist in the classic collector car market. Our concept of sales, service and storage is tailor made to the automotive enthusiast lifestyle. To learn more about our services or inventory, please give as a call or contact us via email. sales@driversource.com. www.driversource.com Paramount Automotive Group/ Capital Gains Taxes? We Can Help. Ideal Classic Cars. 855.324.0394. Girardo & Co. +44 (0) 203 621 2923. Girardo & Co. provide clients with a specialist service offering expert advice in buying, selling and sourcing classic cars at the very top end of the collector’s market, whilst delivering the best possible service to clients. www.girardo.com info@girardo.com Our goal as a company is to showcase the highest investment-quality, restored classic cars to the world; while offering these vehicles at a fair market price. Our attention to detail is unsurpassed. If you are looking for a true investment car that will go up in value...contact us. We have a full sales and service department. We also provide shipping worldwide. We are in business simply because of our love and passion for classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Let us share that with you. www.idealclassiccars.net (FL) Magellan Planning Group. 800.377.1332. We use a simple, proven strategy to defer taxes on the sale of highly appreciated assets. We call it the Capital Gains Deferral Trust and it has helped individuals just like you maximize their profit and minimize their tax burden. Call for a free brochure today. www.magellanplanning.com Foreign Cars Italia. 888.929.7202. Since 1989, we have offered all the exclusive brands that you have ever dreamed about. Offering new and used Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin and Porsche in Greensboro, NC, Aston Martin, Bentley and Maserati in Charlotte, NC and Porsche in Hickory, NC. We sell, buy and trade. Visit us at www. Paramountauto.com or www.ForeignCarsItalia.com (NC) Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymanltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymanltd.com California. We have a 14,800 sq ft showroom with cars for sale, cars on consignment, collection management, appraisal services and more. www.morrisandwelford.com Email: pat@morrisandwelford.com 4040 Campus Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector, with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment-grade classic car. Since 2009, we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Mustang America. 844.249.5135. Mustang America is a new company initially specializing in first generation (1965–1973) Mustang parts, interiors and accessories. Launched by Corvette America, Mustang America provides the same level of world-class customer service, product quality and fast delivery. We look forward to serving the vintage Mustang enthusiast. www.MustangAmerica.com (PA) Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Milestone Motorcars. Kurt Tanner Motorcars. Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment and pickup. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com 909.241.1051. An exclusive European Sports Car dealer located in Orange County, CA. Over 35 years experience in the classic car business with a distinguished previous reputation for AustinHealey restorations. We accurately and honestly present fine European cars for sale in today’s market. Buy/sell/trade. We purchase and pick up from any U.S. location with quick payment. Please call or visit our website to view current inventory. www.kurttannermotorcars.com (CA) 561.509.7251. We are passionate about classic performance automobiles. A lifetime of experience has given us the ability to help those who share our enthusiasm, whether our clients are experienced collectors or just starting down the road. Let us share with you the passion we feel every day. SALES ~ SERVICE ~ SUPPORT ~ PARTS ~ COMPETITION www.milestonemotorcarsllc.com Paul Russell and Company. Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports Car Brokers. 831.373.3131. Mohr Imports Inc. of Monterey, CA, pleased to be serving the collector car community for the past 30 years. Our goal is to present and represent your car in the very best way possible. We specialize in European classics. Visit us at www.MohrImports.com. (CA) Legendary Motorcar Company. Heritage Classics Motorcar Com- pany. 310.657.9699. www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor 188 905.875.4700. You may have seen our award-winning, show-quality restorations. Our 55,000-square-foot facility is specialized in extreme high-end restorations of rare American muscle cars. www.legendarymotorcar.com (ON) Morris and Welford. 949.565.4000. Morris and Welford, a JD Classics company, are established, fine collector car dealers based in Newport Beach, Sports Car Market 978.768.6092. www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the preservation and sales of European classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. The four-acre Park Place Center features an Aston Martin sales and service center, a Lotus dealership, and we have one of the largest selections of collector and exotic cars available in the Northwest. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Pendine. 0044 (0)7770 762751. Pen- dine specializes in the sale of historic cars for road and track. While focusing specifically on British cars from the immediate post-war period to the 1970s, our experience ranges from Edwardian racers to the supercars of the 1990s. Please call us at 0044 (0)7770 762751, or email james@pendine.co and check out our website www.pendine.co (U.K.) and American classic cars. Two branch locations in Southern California; 1205 Bow Avenue in Torrance, and 1918 Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica. We ship throughout the world and will provide you with unparalleled service of your rare, sports, exotic, luxury, collector or classic car needs. www. WestCoastClassics.com info@WestCoastClassics.com (CA) Car Storage Collection Management McCollister’s Auto Transport. CAR LIFTS PLUS.COM www.SignificantCars.com. 800.837.9902. Since 2002, SignificantCars.com has been changing the way collector cars find new homes. A pioneer in the online marketing of important collector cars, Significant Cars has a proven track record for realizing top dollar for their seller clients. Run by Enthusiasts for Enthusiasts, Significant Cars has put the power of the dealer or Auction House into the hands of Collectors. Give us a call for a confidential analysis of your car’s true value—not what we want to buy it for. 203.509.5353. Need a Lift? Need Service on your current Car Lifts? Sales, service and guaranteed installations. Residential and commercial car lifts. We are a well-established car lift company and an authorized dealer for all major brands, with hundreds of happy customers throughout the Northeast. Personal service offering on-site measuring and preconstruction layout advice for new projects. Our experienced 5-star technicians provide full-service professional installation, from delivery to safety training. Fully insured with offices and warehousing in CT and NJ to better serve our clientele. WHAT’S IN YOUR GARAGE? More cars of course, when you call 203.509.5353! www.CarLiftsPlus.com 800-748-3160. We have transported thousands of collector vehicles over the last 35 years all across the United States, whether they are moving an exotic, street rod, vintage racer or muscle car. With our experienced drivers trained to ensure the finest protection and our customized, lift-gated, air-ride trailers, we make sure your vehicle safely arrives on time. www.McCollisters.com/AutoTransport RideCache Your documentation represents 5% or more of your vehicle’s value – yet it is fading away in folders and binders susceptible to loss or damage. Let our professionals take those binders and turn them into organized, protected, transferable digital resources – all for less than the cost of a high-end detailing service. Learn more at ridecache.com/SCM RideCache—Organize, Manage, Preserve your Collection. Collector Car Insurance Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a Classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse Symbolic International. 858.259.0100. Symbolic International is one of the premier dealers of classic cars and vintage race cars in the world. Our spectacular vehicles are available for purchase and worldwide delivery. Our knowledgeable team, with over 100 years of combined experience, can help you find the perfect car for your collection. www.symbolicinternational.com info@symbolicinternational.com (CA) CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. CARS are now able to offer secure indoor vehicle storage solutions at its new state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Los Angeles. Contact CARS directly to discuss your vehicle storage requirements and find out more about the many services that we offer. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy – hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com Vintage Motors of Sarasota. 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include sales, acquisitions and consignment of high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75-plus examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) Classic Car Transport Ray Zuder. 860.830.6104. Single Car / Enclosed / Air-Ride Transport Dedicated to Extreme Personal Level, Drama Free, Best-inClass Service * Auctions * Concours/Shows * Door to Door * Races/Rallies * Security Provided at All Times * There When You Need Us Over 15 years of “not-even-a-scratch experience.” www.rkzmotorcar.com a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www.barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select “Get a quote,” enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle, and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. Grundy Insurance. 888.647.8639. Reliable Carriers Inc. 877.744.7889. Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. West Coast Classics. 310.399.3990. West Coast Classics are internationally renowned California Classic Car Dealers who specialize in buying and selling of rare and classic European January 2018 Gripping the wheel of your dream car and starting the engine for the first time is a high point for any enthusiast. We are the premier enclosed auto transport company that will ensure your car arrives safely for that experience. For over 35 years, our standards for excellence have had clients returning time and time again. Trust the Best. Trust Intercity Lines. www.Intercitylines.com As the country’s largest enclosed-auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event or are shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com James A. Grundy invented Agreed Value Insurance in 1947; no one knows more about insuring collector cars than Grundy! With no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, low rates, and high liability limits, our coverages are specifically designed for collector car owners. Grundy can also insure your daily drivers, pickup trucks, trailers, motorhomes, and more — all on one policy and all at their Agreed Value. www.grundy.com (PA) Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, 189


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commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Events—Concours, Car Shows Quail is a world-renowned motorsports event featuring one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. The Quail maintains its intimacy and exclusivity by limiting admission through lottery ticket allocations. Admission is inclusive of six gourmet culinary pavilions, caviar, oysters, fine wines, specialty cocktails, champagne, and more. Web: signatureevents.peninsula.com. (CA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. English Fourintune Garage Inc. Allard Motor Works LLC. The Allard Motor Works J2X is a hand-crafted version of the famed British competition roadster that stirred the crowds in Europe and the Americas in the early 1950s. Our modern J2X MkIII, recognized by the Allard Register, integrates the latest technology into the original design, to provide a safe, comfortable and reliable vehicle without compromising performance. www.allardj2x.com • info@allardj2x. com • 877-J2X-1953 • facebook.com/ allardj2x.com 262.375.0876. www.fourintune. com. Complete ground-up restoration on British ,arques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. (WI) Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Concours d’Elegance of America. 2018 marks the 40th Annual Concours d’Elegance of America, July 27th–29th, at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. We continue to be one of the most recognized automotive events in the world. A weekend filled with over 15 events for automobile enthusiasts of all ages. Sunday’s field will host 300 spectacular automobiles from around the world. www.concoursusa.org (MI) Finance J.J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. The South: a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA, and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall — October 27–November 5, 2017 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. JWF Restorations Inc. Specializing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Now selling AC parts and tires, including inventory from Ron Leonard. Jim Feldman. 503.706.8250 Fax 503.646.4009. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Kevin Kay Restorations. AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555. All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) Ferrari Financial Services. 201.510.2500. As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. German Lajollaconcours.com. 619.233.5008. lajollaconcours@mcfarlanepromotions.com La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 6-8, 2018. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. (CA) Art’s Star Classics. 800.644.STAR Riverside Military Academy Champions and Heroes. 404.237.2633. June 1–3, 2018. A 3-day Time Trial, a Concours, a Rally plus more from the Carmel Concours on the Avenue producer. info@rmachampionsandheroes.com www.rmachampionsandheroes.com. (GA) (1.800.644.7827). 30 years of expertise in new and hard to find parts, as well as component restoration for all Mercedes from 1931–1971. Servicing owners and restorers worldwide. Star Classics also offers: Sales and Acquisitions of all ’50s and ’60s Mercedes and restoration project management for car owners so they realize the car of their dreams. Contact us today: info@artsstarclassics.com www.artsstarclassics.com International Phone #:1.602.397.5300 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–present. www.welshent.com (OH) 190 The Quail, A Motorsports Gath- ering. 831.620.8879. A prominent component of Monterey Car Week, The The BMW CCA is the world’s larg- est owner-supported single-marque car club. Today, BMW CCA has 67 chapters nationwide, with more than 70,000 members. As BMW’s most active and Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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vibrant enthusiast organization, the club represents a lifestyle of passion and performance. Join the Club today at bmwcca.org or by calling 800.878.9292. so hard to develop, but to also bring awareness to the appreciation, preservation and history of the automobile. scott@scottgrundfor.com www.scottgrundfor.com (CA) Import/Export Bud’s Benz. 800.942.8444. At Bud’s, we sell a full line of MercedesBenz parts for cars from the 1950s through the 1980s. We do minor and major service work on most Mercedes. Restoration work; including paint, interior, mechanical and other services are available. We pride ourselves in doing work that is tailored to our customers’ needs and budgets. We also (locally) work on later-model Mercedes, BMW, and Mini Coopers. Computer diagnostics and work related to keeping your daily driver on the road are all available at Bud’s. www.budsbenz.com (GA) Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas. 855.903.7532. Gaudin Porsche boasts 42,000 square feet, making it one of the largest Porsche dealerships in the U.S. It is also the first Certified Porsche Classic Partner in the country, encompassing highly-skilled service technicians specializing in classics, original parts and a variety of available models, all under one roof. Owned by the Gaudin Motor Company, a family-owned automotive dealer since 1922. For more information visit www.GaudinClassic. com (NV) CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. (1.866.622.5277). The trusted center of competence for all classic MercedesBenz enthusiasts. Located in Irvine, CA, the Classic Center is the only sales and restoration facility in the U.S. exclusively operated by Mercedes-Benz. Over 50,000 Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts in its assortment. From small services to full ground-up restorations, work is always true to original. Ever-changing showcase of for-sale vehicles. We are your trusted source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) DC Automotive. 1.877.287.6749. Rob and the team at DC Automotive are Porsche fanatics. They eat, sleep and breathe Porsche – sometimes to the dismay of their spouses. But they know that finding new, used and rebuilt 1965 to 2013 Porsche parts can be overwhelming. That’s why they’re committed to having your back – plus front, engine, interior, body, wheels, electrical, everything – for 911s, Cayennes, Boxsters, Caymans, 944s, 968s, 914s and 928s. Call us today at 1-877-287- 6749. http://dcautocatalog.com two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. If you need your vehicle transported, CARS have the expertise and knowledge to ensure it arrives in perfect condition, on time, and with no unexpected costs. CARS are able to action any shipping request through its own offices in the U.K., New York, Los Angeles and Japan, and via its network of global agents. Whether your vehicle needs to be transported by road, sea or air freight, please get in touch and allow CARS to take the worry and stress out of your shipment needs. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy — hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than $1 million, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal practices have made Premier the nation’s leading lessor of luxury and performance motorcars. We are small enough to ensure your business gets the attention it deserves, and large enough to finance any new, used, or vintage car over $50,000. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010. Cosdel International Transportation. Porsche Club of America. 410.381.0911. We know the joy Porsche ownership can bring, and we’ve built a community around that. With 3,000-plus events each year – from competitive club racing to relaxing getaways, from driver education to technical sessions – there is something for everyone in PCA. Whether reuniting with old friends or making new ones, we hope you will join us! www.PCA.org European Collectibles Inc. 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s, along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level, along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) January 2018 Since 1960, Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Italian Bryan W. Shook, Esquire, acts for and represents leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses, and private individuals Internationally. He has been responsible for innumerable and prominent cases, distinguishing himself with his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles and network of contacts, experts and clients. He is redefining automotive law. www.vintagecarlaw.com (PA) Museums Barber Vintage Motorsports MuHamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s and ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com Scott Grundfor Company. 805.474.6477. Since the 1970s, Scott Grundfor Company has set the bar with best of show cars. Four decades later, we continue our long and rich tradition of excellence in the collectible car and restoration market. As trusted and respected Mercedes-Benz experts, we strive to not only continue the restoration and sales excellence we’ve worked Leasing seum. 205.281.3519. When looking for a new home for your vintage car why not consider The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum? Home to over 100 cars and 1,500 motorcycles. The Museum, a Not-for-Profit 501(c)3 foundation, is dedicated to the preservation of cars like yours, and it could help future generations understand why we all love cars. An outright donation or a bargain sale can both offer generous tax advantages. For more information please call or email, Lee Clark,Senior Manager of Restoration and Conservation LClark@Barbermuseum.org www.Barbermuseum.org (AL) Premier Financial Services. 877.973.7700. Since 1997, renowned customer service and honest leasing 191


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. LeMay—America’s Car Museum celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the fourlevel, 165,000-square-foot museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and offers a majestic view above Commencement Bay. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. LeMay—America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) info@lemaymuseum.org www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) Parts, Accessories & Car Care Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since Evans Waterless Coolant is the solution to running too hot. With a boiling point of 375°F, our revolutionary liquid formulation is a superior alternative to water-based coolants. Evans eliminates water vapor, hotspots and boil-over, resulting in a less pressurized, more efficient cooling system and preventing corrosion, electrolysis and pump cavitation. Evans also protects down to -40°F and lasts the lifetime of the engine. See how it works at www.evanscoolant.com. 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a prewax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. Unlike ordinary polishes, Swissvax restores the valuable oils of the paint finish that become starved over time and is safe for all paint finishes. Swissvax is also worldwide OEM supplier to Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bugatti and Lamborghini. www.swissvax.com www.swissvax.us Racing Services Race Ramps. 866.464.2788. Lighter. Safer. Stronger. Offering the ultimate way to display and work on collector cars — including detailing, restyling and general maintenance. Race Ramps provides solutions even for low clearance cars. Complete line includes Trailer Ramps, Service Ramps, Rack and Lift Ramps, and the best-selling FlatStoppers to prevent tires from flat spotting during long periods of storage. www.raceramps.com. (MI) by legendary designer Tom Matano, explores the techniques, processes and historical studies necessary to restore classic cars. Contact us and get started on your artistic journey! 79 New Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA. www.academyart.edu/AutoR Brighton Motorsports. TOURANIL Leather by AERISTO +1 (817) 624-8400. A deep passion for classic automobiles has led AERISTO’s founder Christian Schmidt to develop an authentic line of classic, vegetable tanned leathers. AERISTO, the market leader for high end, technical aviation leathers is now proud to offer their TOURANIL article to the restoration community. All raw materials are sourced from premium South German bull hides, available in stock in a wide array of colors. Please reach out to AERISTO to learn more. info@aeristo.com www.aeristo.com 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan Motor Company Dealer, warranty and repair, and expert service facility for your collector car. Privately owned, we are conveniently located in North Phoenix. We offer a unique collection of Morgan cars, The Morgan Three Wheeler and special interest European vehicles and motorcycles. www.BrightonMotorsports.com or info@brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) Brightworks. 937.773.5127. BrightAlan Taylor Company Inc. Vintage Racing Services. P21S Auto Care Products. Since 1984, P21S Auto Care Products have been the favorite of auto enthusiasts throughout North America. Representing factory-approved German car care at its finest, P21S wheel care products’ “safe cleaning” approach has saved thousands of expensive alloy wheels from the surface damage that harsh cleaners can cause. P21S paste waxes deliver an award-winning shine and unmatched ease of application, while P21S Bodyworks Shampoo protects against premature removal of that fresh wax job. No matter where your car was made, you’ll want to learn about the complete line of P21S Auto Care Products. More info at www.p21s.com. (CT) 203.377.6745. Our full-service shop facility and experienced staff provide all aspects of racecar construction, setup and repair for production-based cars to purpose-built sports racers to formula cars. We can build a racecar from the ground up, restore your historic vintage racer to its former glory or maintain your racecar, all to ensure your maximum enjoyment. Our trackside support, transportation, racecar rental and coaching can round out your experience. Our sister company, Automotive Restorations Inc., offers high-quality upholstery, body and paint and panel fabrication services. www.automotiverestorations.com/vrs/home Restoration — General QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 011 44 1428 687722. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust systems for various reasons — originality, durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. We’re the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is important, but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. http://quicksilver-exhausts.myshopify.com. 192 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War European and American Automobiles. With an emphasis on French Marques including Bugatti & Delahaye and over 50 years of experience in the automotive field, we have proven to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our facility provides a full-array of services including Fabrication, Metal-Shaping, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding, Machine Shop, Award-Winning Upholstery, Paint Shop and Pattern Making & Castings. Providing these services in-house has proved to be highly efficient and has enabled us to provide our clients with the highest level of old-fashioned quality workmanship, professionalism and client services. www.alantay- lorcompany.com works has partnered with Ruote Borrani to be the only authorized restorer of Ruote Borrani wheels in the world, and to be a distributor for any new Ruote Borrani products in North America. We use the original Ruote Borrani drawings and blueprints to restore your wheels to exact factory standards and offset. Additionally, we use the correct font letter/number stamps to re-create all of the original markings to restore your Borrani wheels to be factory original, correct and certified. www.brightworkrestoration.com (OH) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Automotive Restorations. Academy of Art University. 800.544.2787. Take the wheel and bring the past to life. Academy of Art University provides aspiring artists and designers the education they need to launch their careers. Our Automotive Restoration program prepares passionate people to be the next generation of automobile restorers. The program, led 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produces the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at www.automotiverestorations.com For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver-, show/driver-, show- and preservationlevel restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsmen who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. Visit our website or call us to discuss your project today. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) D. L. George Historic Motorcars. 610.593.7423. We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. 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Exotic Auto Recycling. 916.638.8000, 855.638.8878. Exotic Auto Recycling is a Central California-based auto parts supplier that specializes in used and new replacement parts for Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini. We believe that this specialized approach allows us to be more knowledgeable of our products. Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini is not just our business, it’s also our passion. For a 10% discount on used parts use discount code SCM10 at the time of purchase. sales@exoticautorecycling.com www.exoticautorecycling.com (CA) The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) tion & repair shop is a 12,000 square foot facility under one roof! We opened our doors in 2008 and in 8 short years we have restored over 20 Concours 1st place winners! Our team of 8 craftsmen with over 165 years experience have risen to the top, becoming a Certified Hagerty Expert Collision Repair Facility and in-house Certified Glasurit paint shop. www.ontheroadagainclassics.com. Farland Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245. A complete facility offering concours-level restorations, repair and fabrication services. We work on all makes, and specialize in Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche. Highly organized and fiscally responsible, we provide biweekly detailed billing to keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our site for details. Email: doug@farlandcars.com. www.farlandcarscom Exoticars USA. 908.996.4889, Wil de Groot’s Exoticars USA has serviced and restored Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini in the NJ, PA, NY region since 1979. We’re passionate about keeping your car fast, reliable, beautiful and authentic. Our mechanical, paint/ body, electronic, machining and fabricating work is unsurpassed and awardwinning. We have specialized equipment and knowledge to service newer and vintage models and everything in between. www.exoticars-usa.com. (NJ) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. On the Road Again Classics. 408.782.1100. Northern California’s largest Classic & British auto restora- Sport and Specialty. 815.629.2717. The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. One of the most widely recognized names in the world of collector cars. As seen on Discovery, History and National Geographic TV. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) We are specialists in Austin-Healey and Jaguar cars but have experience in a variety of other marques, to include; most British cars, Alfa Romeo, Corvette, Aston Martin, Ferrari and early Lotus. Our work includes: All levels of restoration services, (full, mechanical, sympathetic, etc.), simple repairs, ongoing maintenance and vintage race preparation. We also offer full mechanical services; Engine, transmission, overdrive, differential and component rebuilds. www.sportandspecialty.com Vintage Underground. 541.510.5296. Vintage Underground is a full service facility located in Eugene, Oregon. We harness a collection of old-school skills and tools. We work to restore, repair and preserve historical machines. We have full-restoration build and assembly facilities on-site. We also offer a full complement of services including; panel beating, body and paint, trim & interior, engine building, machining, research and full chassis system building and service. www.vintageunderground.us (OR) © SHIFT UP TO SCM PLATINUM! www.sportscarmarket.com/platinum The Insider’s Authority on Collector Car Values Auction results on over 297,000 vehicles compiled over 30 years January 2018 January 2018 193 193 Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. Our restoration department works full time to restore vehicles of every year, make and model to provide an award-winning finish. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com The Creative Workshop. 954.920.3303. The Creative Workshop is a Pebble Beach award winning fullservice concours restoration shop located in South East Florida. Our 10,000+ sq. ft. facility provides comprehensive, in-house restoration and repair services as well as collection and event support. Creative is a multi-marque workshop, specializing in the forensic restoration of post-war European cars. However, we support our Clients’ diverse collections — and have extensive experience in antique, pre/post war American, muscle and racing vehicles. info@TheCreativeWorkshop.com www.TheCreativeWorkshop.com


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Carl Bomstead eWatch Newman’s Rolex Scores $17.7m Rolex made approximately 3,000 “Daytona” watches, but only one was Paul Newman’s Thought Carl’s In the late ’60s, Joanne Woodward presented her husband, Paul Newman, with a Rolex watch that was engraved with “Drive Carefully Me” as he was just starting his racing career. The watch — Reference 6239 — was introduced in 1963, and about 14,000 were produced into the early 1970s. An estimated 2,000 to 3,000, including Newman’s, were produced with the black, white and red “Exotic” dial. He was frequently photographed wearing the watch, and the models with that dial became known as Paul Newman Daytonas. In 1984, he gave the watch to his daughter Nell’s boyfriend, who kept it all these years. Phillips, at their October 26 sale, sold the watch for $17,752,500, with a significant portion of the proceeds going to the Nell Newman Foundation. rare in that it is dated. It also has the elusive registration disc. A true treasure for an Indiana-plate collector. BONHAMS SIMEONE FOUNDATION MUSEUM AUCTION. LOT 6. 31 LEATHER AND METAL #1 CONNECTICUT LICENSE PLATES. SOLD AT: $72,500. Date sold: 10/2/2017. This run of #1 Connecticut license plates included a 1903 leather pre-state plate and the first 1905 state-issued porcelain plate. The last plate was issued in 1948 and was used until 1956. They were issued to the same family in Litchfield and are all original and unrestored. An amazing collection, but at a price. auction, sold a portion of the incredible license-plate collection from the estate of Joel Finn. This unused copper number-one plate had been issued to Gov. Sidney Osborne — no relation to Donald — who served four terms as governor of Arizona. Compared with other license plate transactions, this seemed almost reasonable. EBAY #142504592697—1940s GM PARTS NEON PORCELAIN SIGN. Number of bids: 14. SOLD AT: $4,051.09. Date sold: 9/21/2017. This sign was made by Walker and Company and was in very nice condition, with a little damage around the neon holes. The neon, can and wiring had been replaced, which does not hurt the value. A colorful sign with red and blue neon that sold for the going rate. BONHAMS SIMEONE FOUNDATION MUSEUM AUCTION. LOT 104. 1905 VERMONT AUTOMOBILE REGISTER PORCELAIN LICENSE PLATE. SOLD AT: $10,000. Date sold: 10/2/2017. These plates were used in 1905 and 1906 and are extremely rare as they were issued as singles. Only a thousand or so were issued, and this one was in exceptional condition. A rare find. Someone stepped up to the plate. EBAY #311961087239— TUCKER 48 TORPEDO CIGARETTE BOX. Number of bids: 24. SOLD AT: $1,036.11. Date sold: 9/22/2017. The story of the Tucker is well known, and this delightful ashtray cigarette box with a model of a Tucker is part of the lore. As their delivery commitments slipped, they sent out any number of items to appease dealers and customers, including cigarette boxes. These show up from time to time and most are in a little better condition. Price was about right. BONHAMS SIMEONE FOUNDATION MUSUEM AUCTION. LOT 66—1910 INDIANA PRE-STATE LICENSE PLATE. SOLD AT: $6,250. Date sold: 10/2/2017. Indiana required vehicles to be registered starting in 1905 but did not issue plates until 1913. This was one of the more ornate plates and is most BONHAMS SIMEONE FOUNDATION MUSEUM AUCTION. LOT 1—ARIZONA 1941 #1 COPPER LICENSE PLATE. SOLD AT: $1,187. Date sold: 10/2/2017. Bonhams, at the Simeone Foundation Museum SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada/Mexico, Europe $135, Asia/Africa/Middle East $135. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 194 EBAY #272866636829—TEXACO AIRPLANE MOTOR OIL ONE-QUART CAN. Number of bids: 42. SOLD AT: $2,930. Date sold: 10/8/2017. Less than a couple dozen of these cans are known, and they all have two nail holes in the back, as they were found in a barn and had been nailed above a workbench to hold nails and screws. They all were in decent condition, and as the can market has rebounded, the price of these has followed suit. The last one sold for less than $2k, but this is the new market-correct price. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market