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Bonhams, Beaulieu, U.K., September 1, 2018

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Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas, NV, September 27–29, 2018

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$1.1m Keith Martin’s Top Money for a Top-Notch Car 1960 Ferrari 250 GT PF Coupe Sports Car Market The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Historical Bargain? $344k 1934 Aston Martin 1½ Litre Mark II Ulster Style and Performance at One-Tenth the Price Needy M-B: $60k 1970 300SEL 6.3 May Require an Extra $25k of Work Original Value: $64k for ’97 Acura Integra Type R Hints at Future January 2019 ™ www.sportscarmarket.com


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Follow us on Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends January 2019 . Volume 31 . Number 1 This Month’s Market Movers Up Close FERRARI by Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH by Paul Hardiman ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne GERMAN by Pierre Hedary 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Coupe $1,137,943 / Bonhams 1934 Aston Martin 1½ Litre Mark II Short Chassis $344,124 / Bonhams 1951 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Villa d’Este Coupe $529,276 / Bonhams 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 $60,480 / Bonhams 70 72 74 78 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 196 Vehicles Rated at Seven Sales 90 94 108 118 130 142 154 AMERICAN RACE by Jeff Zurschmeide by Thor Thorson NEXT GEN by William Weston 20 1909 Stanley Model Z Mountain Wagon $130,000 / RM Sotheby’s 1956 Elva Mk 1/B Sports Racer $165,399 / Bonhams 1997 Acura Integra Type R $63,800 / Barrett-Jackson 80 82 84 Cover: 1934 Aston Martin 1½ Litre Mark II short chassis; courtesy of Bonhams Sports Car Market MARKET OVERVIEW Top 10 auction sales, best buys, and even more year-over-year increases — Chad Tyson BONHAMS Knokke-Heist, BEL: Thirty-six of 43 cars change hands for $9.2m at the Zoute sale — Leo Van Hoorick BARRETT-JACKSON Las Vegas, NV: Sell-through rate hits 100% on 739 lots in Las Vegas — Travis Shetler BONHAMS Chichester, U.K.: Goodwood Revival Sale sees 80 of 114 lots sell for $21.3m — Paul Hardiman SARATOGA AUTO AUCTION Saratoga Springs, NY: 174 of 280 lots changed hands at this second-year event in upstate New York — Larry Trepel BONHAMS Beaulieu, U.K.: Of 130 lots on offer, 106 sold at the National Motor Museum Sale at Beaulieu — Paul Hardiman ROUNDUP Highlights from Bonhams in Birmingham, AL, and SG Auction in Winona, MN acebook and watch for updates and offers!


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64 VW Treffen COLUMNS 24 Shifting Gears Is that attractive car a temporary sugar high or a long-term feast on wheels? Keith Martin 52 Affordable Classic If you can tame the tin worm, the Triumph Spitfire doles out plenty of fun for very little cash Mark Wigginton 54 Legal Files Buying a car from an ad on the Internet is a gamble unless your expert goes over the car before the sale John Draneas 56 Unconventional Wisdom Passion found, lost, and found again at the Auto e Moto d’Epoca Padova Donald Osborne 58 Drivers Ed How do you value a highly modified car or a hot rod? Paul Hageman 76 The Cumberford Perspective The stunning Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 put Touring back into the spotlight after World War II Robert Cumberford 182 eWatch A Banksy painting that partially shredded itself at auction may be worth more now than when it was intact Carl Bomstead FEATURES 60 The SCM Interview: Amanda Gutierrez, leader of McPherson College’s famous Auto Restoration Program, talks about teaching new talent how to keep old cars alive — Chester Allen 22 62 2018 Radnor Hunt Concours: Rain couldn’t wash away this 22nd annual event — Bill Rothermel 64 20th Annual VW Treffen: Life on the road with a bunch of VW vans — Jeff Zurschmeide DEPARTMENTS 30 Auction Calendar 30 Crossing the Block 34 Concours and Events: SCM’s Sixth Annual Arizona Insider’s Seminar, Arizona Auction Week, Cavallino Classic 38 Contributors: Get to know your SCM staffers and writers 40 You Write, We Read: “It’s a doozy,” improving SCM’s car profiles, Lotus Esprit Turbo thoughts, originality again… 42 Display Advertisers Index 46 Time Pieces: Pistons and rods from the BRM V16 become 16 special clocks 46 Neat Stuff: An extra hand and power for your desk 48 In Miniature: 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante 48 Speaking Volumes: Jim Clark: The Best of the Best 92 Buy/Sell/Hold: A few American Buys, Sells and Holds for the new year 100 Fresh Meat: 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S coupe, 2018 Audi R8 V10 Plus coupe, 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 coupe 116 Market Moment 1: 1983 Toyota SR5 4x4 pickup 124 Market Moment 2: 1937 Bentley 4¼ Litre woodie shooting brake 128 Rising Sun: 1992 Nissan 180SX, 1991 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4, 1985 Toyota MR2 160 On the Radar: 1973–80 Matra Bagheera, 1980–84 Matra Murena, 1977–84 Matra Rancho 166 Mystery Photo: “The windshield was fine — until Billy used the .50 caliber to clear this parking spot” 166 Comments With Your Renewals: “This is the finest auto enthusiast magazine published in our entire country. Wow!” 168 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 174 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Sports Car Market Sean Maynard


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Like a Kid in a Candy Store When I walk down a row of perfect, tasty sports cars, it’s easy to fall in love with one or two of them Today’s Menu I grew up in the Parkside District of San Francisco, with a view of the Pacific Ocean from the bedroom in the back of our house. There was a bakery shop around the corner on Taraval Street. Each day on the way home from elementary school, I would stop in. The baker would squirt some icing into my mouth. I can still recall the sugar high when it hit my taste buds. It’s no different now when I’m at a concours. Inevitably, as I stroll down row after row of perfectly presented cars, I find special models that I suddenly realize I want to taste. Right now. That’s what happened when I walked by an appetizing Bertone 308 at The Quail, and again when I turned the corner at the Alfa National convention in Olympia and found a delicious Junior Zagato. Soon enough I owned one of each. My own bucket list I was honored to be the emcee at the 17th Annual Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance the first weekend of November. On Saturday, I was at the Car Club Showcase. Sunday brought the Concours. One of the featured models at the Showcase was Corvair. The second-generation coupes, from 1965 to ’69 are strikingly beautiful — and only get better with age. As I walked past them, I realized that a second-gen Corvair could easily be on my personal bucket list. Sunbeam Tigers were also a featured model. There were some stun- ning examples in British Racing Green with silver Panasport wheels. I suddenly realized I needed one. Badly. Today. As emcee, I presented awards to a pair of MGAs, one 1600 Mk II and one twin-cam car. They were both perfectly presented and took me back to my teenage years when I tried to drive one from San Francisco to Chicago. I’ll take one of those as well, please. The last two cars that grabbed at me were both diminutive. They were a Lotus Super 7 and a Morgan “barrel-back” three-wheeler. How great would it be to drive either down Highway 26 to the Oregon Coast? More budget, better choices I grew up owning my sports cars on a shoestring budget. So I bought decrepit examples and took every shortcut possible when I rebuilt their engines and gearboxes. The repairs were never done properly and didn’t last long. My budget is larger today, and I’m able to buy nicely done cars in the 24 $25,000 to $75,000 range without having to sacrifice my son’s college fund. However, I also have to be honest with myself (always difficult for a car lover) about just how much there is to learn from these different cars. I also have to think about whether they bring anything new to my automotive table. This logical analysis competes directly with that interior, emotional voice that is suddenly shouting, “I want to own a good one of these before I die.” Let’s start at the top. Let’s say I buy a second-gen Corvair coupe, with a non-turbo 6-cylinder engine. After the first few trips to Mount Hood and back, what would I do with the car? Just how much do I need to scratch this itch? The Tiger is a little more complicated. By this time, most Tigers have had their suspensions and cooling systems modified and improved. Properly set up, they are extremely reliable. There’s a visceral satisfaction in having 200 American horses on tap in a 2,600-pound car. A Tiger would fit better in my collection. But would I be willing to give up the nimble feel of the Giulia Spider Veloce for the brute horsepower of the Tiger? The Lotus 7 and the Morgan Trike both fall into the oddity bin. These are limited-use vehicles that would provide a full dollop of enjoyment for a short period of time. I imagine that after 250 miles in the Lotus, and perhaps 50 in the trike, I would have scratched those itches and be ready to say goodbye to them. MGAs have a strong emotional pull on me, mostly because of my previous history with them. I fantasize that when Bradley turns 15 in three years and has his permit, we’ll pick up an MGA in San Francisco and revisit my 1968 trip — with the two of us sharing time behind the wheel. None of the above cars are likely to skyrocket in price, so there is no hurry to acquire one. Just having the ability to buy any of the above cars doesn’t mean I am mandated to acquire one. I have to decide exactly what each of them is bringing to the table, and what they offer to my driving needs. I’ve owned and driven hundreds of cars. Through this sifting pro- cess, I’ve come to a clearer understanding of exactly what makes me happy. But like a kid waiting for a squirt of frosting, when I walk past a row of perfectly presented sports cars, it’s hard not to fall in love with them — and dream about what it would be like to have one of each of them in my garage. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible at Russo and Steele in Scottsdale, AZ Mecum Where: Kissimmee, FL When: January 3–13 Web: www.mecum.com Last year: 2,045/2,952 cars sold / $89.4m Featured cars: • 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari • 1970 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda 2-door hard top • 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster Silver Auctions Arizona Where: Peoria, AZ When: January 10–12 Web: www.silverauctionsaz.com Last year: 201/351 cars sold / $3.4m Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. DECEMBER 1—BONHAMS London, U.K. 1—CCA Leamington Spa, U.K. 3—BONHAMS London (Olympia), U.K. 4—COYS London, U.K. 6–8—MECUM Kansas City, MO 7–8—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 8—RM SOTHEBY’S Los Angeles, CA 8—SILVER Mount Vernon, WA 11—BARONS Esher, U.K. JANUARY 3–13—MECUM Kissimmee, FL 10–12—SILVER AZ Peoria, AZ 11–12—TOM MACK Concord, NC 12—COYS Maastricht, NLD 12—SILVERSTONE Birmingham, U.K. 12–20—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 16—WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Scottsdale, AZ 16–20—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 17—BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ 30 17–18—RM SOTHEBY’S Phoenix, AZ 18–19—GOODING & CO. Scottsdale, AZ 22–27—MECUM Las Vegas, NV 24—BONHAMS Las Vegas, NV 26—ACA King’s Lynn, U.K. FEBRUARY 2—PETERSEN Salem, OR 6—RM SOTHEBY’S Paris, FRA 7—BONHAMS Paris, FRA 8—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 8–10—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ 15–16—MECUM Los Angeles, CA 15–17—DAVE RUPP Fort Lauderdale, FL 15–17—VICARI Fort Lauderdale, FL Sports Car Market 16—COYS London, U.K. 18—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 22–23—LEAKE Oklahoma City, OK 23–24—SILVERSTONE Stoneleigh Park, U.K. 26—BARONS Esher, U.K. 28–MAR 2—GAA Greensboro, NC Silverstone Where: Birmingham, U.K. When: January 12 Web: www.silverstone.com Tom Mack Where: Concord, NC When: January 11–12 Web: www.tommackclassics.com Coys Where: Maastricht, NLD When: January 12 Web: www.coys.co.uk Barrett-Jackson Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 12–20 Web: www.barrett-jackson.com Last year: 1,729/1,749 cars sold / $113.8m Featured cars: • 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition • 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition coupe • 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback Worldwide Auctioneers Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 16 Web: www.worldwide-auctioneers.com Last year: 53/83 cars sold / $6.9m


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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO at RM Sotheby’s in Phoenix, AZ Featured cars: • 1924 Bentley 3 Litre Red Label Speed Model tourer • 1925 Bugatti Type 35A • 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Russo and Steele Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 16–20 Web: www.russoandsteele.com Last year: 457/703 cars sold / $17.9m Featured cars: • Star Car: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible • 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 preproduction pilot 2-door hard top • 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Bonhams Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 17 Web: www.bonhams.com Star Car: 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux coupe at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale auction Last year: 95/108 cars sold / $25.2m Featured cars: • Star Car: 1952 Maserati A6G2000 Frua Spider • 1959 Lister-Jaguar Sports racer • 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500k tourer RM Sotheby’s Where: Phoenix, AZ When: January 17–18 Web: www.rmsothebys.com Last year: 112/129 cars sold / $36.1m Featured cars: • 1930 Cadillac V16 Sport phaeton — From the Richard L. Burdick Collection • 1967 Rolls-Royce Phantom V State Landaulet • Star Car: 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO ACA Gooding & Co. Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 18–19 Where: King’s Lynn, U.K. When: January 26 Web: www.angliacarauctions.co.uk ♦ Web: www.goodingco.com Last year: 111/129 cars sold / $49.1m Featured cars: • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing • 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396/375 coupe • Star Car: 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux coupe Mecum Where: Las Vegas, NV When: January 22–27 Web: www.mecum.com Bonhams Where: Las Vegas, NV When: January 24 Web: www.bonhams.com Star Car: 1952 Maserati A6G2000 Frua Spider at Bonhams in Scottsdale, AZ 32 Sports Car Market


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com Get the Collector’s Inside Scoop in Scottsdale The Sixth Annual SCM Arizona Insider’s Seminar is set for January 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Gooding & Co. Auction Tent at Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale. Join emcees Keith Martin and Donald Osborne, along with panelists Carl Bomstead, Mark Hyman and Bruce Trenary, as they discuss the best — and dumbest — moves you can make while buying a collector car. Each expert will also pick his ultimate three-car collection from the Arizona Auctions. Admission is free for SCM Platinum subscribers and registered Gooding bidders, $35 for two SCM subscribers and $70 for two nonsubscribers. Register at www.sportscarmarket.com/scottsdale2019 or call 503.261.0555, ext. 217. (AZ) Arizona Auction Week Cranks Up The collector-car world abandons winter and travels to sunny Scottsdale, AZ, where Barrett-Jackson, RM Sotheby’s, Bonhams, Gooding & Co., Russo and Steele, Worldwide Auctioneers and Silver Auctions Arizona roll out top-notch cars for auction from January 10 through January 20. Check out our Arizona Insider’s Guide (packaged with this issue) and “Crossing the Block” on p. 30. (AZ) Steal Some Summer at Cavallino 28 January ice and snow put most of the collector-car world on ice, but Florida’s Palm Beach motors on underneath the neverending sun. End the pain and steal some summer at the 26th Cavallino Classic from January 23 to 27. Cavallino jams a Concorso d’Eleganza on the lawn at The Breakers Palm Beach and other events into the long weekend. The five days of fun end with Classic Sports Sunday at the Mar-a-Lago Club. This year’s Classic Sports Sunday celebrates Bentley. www.cavallino.com (FL) 34 JANUARY CALENDAR 8–17 Dakar Rally, Peru; www.dakar.com 10–13 Autosport International, Birmingham, U.K.; www.autosportsinternational.com 14–27 North American International Auto Show, Detroit, MI; www.naias. com Sports Car Market


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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auction Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@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 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 20 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 has put that expertise to good use for SCM since 2003. On p. 82 of this issue, he takes us on an exploration of a 1956 Elva Mk 1/B. PIERRE HEDARY, SCM Auction Analyst, is a Mercedes-Benz überenthusiast. When Pierre is not turning wrenches on vintage MercedesBenz cars 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 takes on the German Profile of a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3. Turn to p. 78 for his analysis. LEO VAN HOORICK, SCM Contributor, is a publisher, automotive journalist and car historian in Brussels. He is chief editor of Historicar, a magazine devoted to Belgian automotive history, and is currently working on a book about Belgian racing driver and journalist Paul Frère. Leo serves as a board member of the Brussels-based Autoworld museum and Circuit des Ardennes commemorative rally, and is a judge at concours. Several Lancia Aurelias are in his garage. Turn to p. 94 for his Market Report on Bonhams’ 2018 Zoute Sale. 38


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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 My recollection of the Lotus sponsor was that it was a petroleum company Essex Petroleum, Lotus and “It’s a Doozy” To the Editor: I was reading your “Affordable Classic” column on the Lotus Esprit Turbo in the September 2018 issue (p. 66), and one sentence immediately got my attention. Referring to the Essex Turbo Esprit, “The car’s chrome-sided livery was a tie-in with Lotus’ then-F1 sponsor Essex Wire.” I’m old enough to remember Essex Wire as a motorsport sponsor. They are best known for their private team of Ford GT40s in the 1960s. My recollection of the Lotus sponsor was that it was a petroleum company. A trip through my library proved fruitless. Then I decided to check the Internet (remember, I’m old). In a few clicks, I found the Essex Overseas Petroleum Corporation. They sponsored the Lotus F1 team. The company’s owner 40 was a gentleman by the name of David Thieme, who was suspected of fraud and jailed in Switzerland in 1981. The company and the Lotus sponsorship ended soon afterward. All of this has nothing to do with Lotus or the Esprit, but I felt it was necessary to set the record straight. I can’t get over that it’s generally accepted that the saying, “It’s a Doozy” is derived from the Duesenberg automobile. The thought of the creation of a new myth caused me to write. I’ve been unable to stem the flow on the Duesenberg fable, but maybe I can nip this one in the bud. Thanks. I feel much better. — Dean Welti, Broad Brook, CT Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Dean, we’re glad you feel better. We’re also glad for your enthusiasm for facts and for old cars. I’m old enough to remember dial phones in phone booths. I was in Los Angeles recently, and I spotted two pay dial phones in a little alcove. I stopped and took photos. More Lotus Esprit Love and Information To the Editor: Paul Hardiman’s excellent column on the Lotus Esprit models (September 2018, “Affordable Classic,” p. 66) was very welcome. As a longtime owner of a 1984 Lotus Turbo Esprit, I feel these cars do not get much attention these days — despite being able to match or exceed Ferrari 308 performance. Details about the early mod- els usually trip up writers, so I was not surprised to find some minor inaccuracies. These are: (1) Originally, the S1 and S2 cars were sold in the U.S. They had the 907 engine and neither was a turbo model. (2) The S2.2 and S3 were not U.S. models; these had the nonturbo 912 engine. (3) The Essex Turbo Esprit was also not exported to the U.S.; it had the 210-bhp 910 engine. (4) The first turbo model exported to the U.S. was denoted simply as the Lotus Turbo Esprit; it also had the type 910 engine with 210 bhp and was a wet-sump car. — Dave Munroe, via email Improving SCM’s Car Profiles To the Editor: As a longtime subscriber to the print edition of Sports Car Market, let me say that I love your magazine. I subscribe to two other car magazines, but your issues are what I look forward to the most! I have a question that has been on my mind for quite some time: In your excellent vehicle profile articles, how come the ve- Sports Car Market


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You WriAd Indexte We Read 1995 Ferrari 512M .......................................................86 2019 SCM Tour .........................................................159 Aerovault ...................................................................133 Alan Taylor Company, Inc ..........................................99 Arkonik ........................................................................65 Aston Martin of New England ..................................117 Auto Kennel ...............................................................157 Automotive Restorations Inc.....................................137 Autosport Designs Inc .................................................23 Avant Garde Collection .............................................141 AZ Jet Center Event ...................................................66 Barrett-Jackson ............................................. 8–9, 31, 39 Bennett Law Office ...................................................140 Boca Raton Concours ................................................121 Bonhams / UK ........................................................... 4-5 Cars, Inc. ......................................................................47 Centerline Alfa Parts..................................................107 Champion Motors ......................................................135 Charles Prince Classic Cars.........................................37 Chequered Flag International ....................................103 Chubb Personal Risk Services ....................................35 Classic Showcase.................................................. 44–45 CMC Classic Model Cars..........................................147 Copley Motorcars ..................................................18, 36 Diecasm LLC /Automodello .....................................139 Dobson Motorsport....................................................146 Dr. Beasley’s ..............................................................141 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. ..................................67 Drive Toward a Cure .................................................131 Driversource Houston LLC .................................. 26–27 European Collectibles................................................113 Fantasy Junction ................................................... 28–29 Fourintune Garage Inc ...............................................143 Frank Dale & Stepsons ................................................63 G. Potter King, Inc.............................................. 93, 123 Gaswerks Garage .......................................................152 Girardo & Co ...............................................................33 Gooding & Company ............................................17, 19 Grundy Insurance ........................................................77 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ........................................159 Hamann Classic Cars, LLC ................................ 59, 145 Heacock Classic ........................................................183 Heritage Classics .........................................................95 Huntingridge Motors Inc. ..........................................151 Hyman, LTD ......................................................... 14–15 Intercity Lines ..............................................................55 Italian Design And Racing ........................................165 JC Taylor ....................................................................129 JJ Best Banc & Co .....................................................169 Kevin Kay Restorations ..............................................16 Kidston .........................................................................21 Leake Auction Company .............................................87 Legendary Motorcar Company .................................149 LicensePlates.tv .........................................................104 Lory Lockwood .........................................................153 Luxury Brokers International ......................................12 Luxury Lease Partners, LLC .......................................51 MBP Motorcars .........................................................139 McCollister’s Auto Transport ......................................57 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center ...................................41 Mershon’s World Of Cars..........................................143 Michael Furman Photographer....................................97 Motorcar Classics ......................................................101 Northwest European ..................................................114 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ..............................49 Park Place LTD ..........................................................115 Passport Transport .....................................................109 Paul Russell and Company........................................133 Pendine ......................................................................119 Putnam Leasing .........................................................184 Reliable Carriers ..........................................................91 Restore A Tag, LLC ...................................................143 RM Sotheby’s ............................................................6–7 RMD bvba ...................................................................61 Russo and Steele LLC .....................................10–11, 13 SCM at Retromobile ..................................................161 SCM’s 2019 Scottsdale Insider’s Seminar ................171 Scott Grundfor Company ..........................................150 Sicktoiz ......................................................................127 Sports Car Market......................................................163 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations .................................107 Streetworks Exotics .....................................................50 Symbolic International ................................................25 The Creative Workshop ...............................................53 The Stable, Ltd. .........................................................105 The Werk Shop ..........................................................112 Tony Labella Classic Cars .........................................148 Torque Classic Cars .....................................................43 TYCTA ......................................................................157 Vermont Barns ...........................................................147 Vintage Motors of Sarasota .......................................155 Vintage Rallies ...........................................................135 Watchworks ...............................................................170 WeatherTech ..............................................................111 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. ..............................................145 West Coast Classics, LLC .........................................151 White Post Restorations ............................................149 Worldwide Group ......................................................2–3 42 FIVA ID cards are required for entry into most European historic-car events such as the Mille Miglia and Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este — and a growing number of North American events hicle’s condition rating (e.g. 2+) is not included in the articles? It would be really helpful when reading the profiles to know this information, as the Comps section of the articles includes that information, but unless you know on which page of the magazine you can find the auction result for said vehicle, you don’t have a way of comparing the condition/selling price of the profiled vehicle to the Comps found in the article. It’s not too difficult to find the auction results in the magazine, but I’ve discovered a couple of times that sometimes the profiled vehicle is not covered in any of the auction results, meaning you may never know its condition rating; for example, the 1968 Ford Bronco profile on pages 82–83 in the August 2018 issue. I cannot find an auction result elsewhere in the issue that tells me its condition rating/number. Is it possible to add the ve- hicles’ condition rating/number to the profile articles? Many thanks for your time and for your fantastic magazine! — Mark Miller, via email Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Mark, simple ideas are often the best, and your idea is terrific. Going forward, we’ll start putting the condition rating for profile cars in the Details box. Many thanks for your suggestion! One Definition of Originality Already Exists To the Editor: A letter from Allan Lydon (August 2018, “You Write,” p. 40) suggests that SCM make a concerted effort to create a consensus on what defines a car as original. Such criteria already exist. As expected, there is no simple answer, but there are definitions for degrees of originality. FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens, www.fiva. org) is an international federation of historical-vehicle organizations that inspects and issues an ID card for a car. Criteria include: • That the car is at least 30 years old. it • That is preserved and maintained in a historically correct condition. • That it is not used as a means of daily transport. • That it is therefore a part of our technical and cultural heritage. FIVA ID cards are required for entry into most European historic-car events such as the Mille Miglia and Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este — and a growing number of North American events. The ID card is issued with a category rating ranging from A1 (Standard, Authentic) to C4 (Reproduction, Rebuilt) depending on a regulated rigorous inspection from a FIVA scrutineer. The categories deemed acceptable at any event are determined by the event organizers. The FIVA representative in North America is HVA (Historic Vehicle Association, www. historicvehicle.org), with 375,000 members. HVA administers the issuing of FIVA ID cards, among many other historic-car-related undertakings. I am a FIVA scrutineer. 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Time Pieces by Paul Hardiman A Limited-Edition Clock from BRM V16 Pistons and Rods Editor’s note: Paul Hardiman is taking a guest drive on “Time Pieces” this month, with this story about a very unique clock. Alex Hofberg will be back in the February issue. We mostly remember the BRM V16 engine for its ignominious failure on the start line of its first race — a Daily Express non-championship event at Silverstone in 1950, when a driveshaft joint broke under Raymond Sommer. The innovative, fiendishly com- plicated 4-cam V16 engine made immense power — reputedly up to 600 bhp at 12,000 rpm from just 1,488 cc — but it was tricky to handle, thanks to a wildly rising supercharger boost. Later, the cars were made reliable — and even won races — just in time to become obsolete as Formula One rules changed in 1954 The BRM Type 15 Chassis 1 lives at England’s National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, and its BRM V16 has occasionally been run for the public. Although it’s tiny, it sounds like pair of Top Fuelers burning out on mescaline. Its 135-degree vee angle is unusual, but its rather more terrifying feature is that its power curve rises exponentially thanks to the aircraft-style two-stage axial-flow supercharger, whose boost rises sharply with revs — to a maximum of a scary 70 psi or so. This is okay for aircraft engines, which run at a steady speed, but not race-car engines. This one idles at 3,500 rpm and needs 7,000 on the clock just to pull away — and power almost doubles between 9,000 and maximum rpm. By 2014, oil fumes from the crankcase breathers signaled that the motor was getting rather tired, Neat Stuff by Jim Pickering Tabletop Power Everyo powerplan DStar has ju the ticket w its line of c Stirling en These are f functional external-com-bustion engine mo meaning t source of e is turned i a thermod lamp, plac the flywheel a spin, and watch it take off on its own — it’s just the ticket to find all the mechanically minded people in your office. Prices start at $119 at www.dstarengines.com. 46 and the decision was made to have it rebuilt at Hall & Hall, the world’s leading V16 expert. Hall & Hall looks after all those V16 engines that still exist — and has even made new ones. Funding to rebuild the BRM V16 initially came from the Goodwood Revival Beneficiary Charity, but the National Motor Museum Trust, the charitable organization operating from Beaulieu that owns the car, hit on the idea of raising extra money by having the tiny pistons and conrods made into time pieces and sold. This was entrusted to TMB Art Details Production date: 1950/2018 Best place to display one: On the mantelpiece — or in the workshop above your BRM V16 if you are lucky enough to own one. Ratings for modern version ( is best): Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Web: www.beaulieu.co.uk or email BRMClock@beaulieu.co.uk Metal, which specializes in creating unique pieces from salvaged parts of aircraft and important cars. The Swiss-made clocks, by Christopher Ward, have faces that mimic the BRM Type 15’s gauges. The small clocks are set into the big end of the numbered connecting rods. The piston and rod are connected to a domed brass gudgeon pin, which is mounted on a brass and polished-hardwood base. More important to the enthusiast, Hall & Hall didn’t completely clean off the pistons, which have a faint glaze of oil and carbon from use — plus wear marks attesting to their 68 years in service. So there’s the thrill of handling something that’s been inside this historic motor to hell — or 12,000 rpm — and back, including finishing 5th at the 1951 British Grand Prix. The pistons are truly tiny at less than two inches across, which puts them in chainsaw territory. Just 14 will be produced for sale, and each sells for £6,000 including VAT (around $9,600 all in). Seven of the 14 have already been sold. An Extra Hand If you spend any time workin sic car are yo to nee hand e and then. Get that extra help w Tradesm from Wilton. Made from 60,000-psi ductile iron, these vises mount to your work area, feature a 360-degree swivel base and pipe jaws, and are permanently sealed with grease for no-nonsense functionality. Wilton’s been making vises for 70 years, so they know how to do it right. If you find yourself ever needing to cut, drill or squeeze something, your Wilton will be an invaluable assistant. A variety of sizes are available at www. summitracing.com, starting at $389.99. Sports Car Market


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck I have a long list of favorite automobiles, 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante and once again, I present another in miniature form. The Bugatti Atalante also seems to be on the favorite lists of several model makers. Many of these wonderful cars have been modeled in scales from tiny 1:87 up to very big 1:8. The prices range from under $75 to over $25k. The latest maker to offer up a few Atalante models is Ilario Chiera. The model shown is one of his brand-new 1:18-scale, hand-built, limited-edition pieces. Ilario produces a varied range of highly detailed classic cars in 1:43 and 1:18 scales. All are true limited editions, and they are superb. The Type 57SC Atalante model in this striking two-tone black-and-yellow scheme replicates s/n 57562 as it was when new — and Model Details Production date: 2018 Quantity: About 50 black-andyellow s/n 57562, 30 all-black s/n 57523, 40 blue-and-cream s/n 57523 SCM rating: ( is best) Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: www.ilario.com as today. restored Ilario offers two other Atalante versions — original and restored variations of s/n 57523. These are curbside models (no opening parts). The overall quality, detailing and level of fit and finish are much finer than seen from most model companies these days. Additionally, each model comes mounted on a leather-covered base with fitted Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Jim Clark: The Best of the Best by David Tremayne, 520 pages, Evro Publishing, $79.93 (Amazon) Each of us creates a handful of crystalline memories — perfectly clear images of where you were and what you were doing at the moment history was made. For me the sharpest is the April morning in 1968 when I opened the Los Angeles Times, at the family breakfast table, to learn Jim Clark had died. At age 16, mortality was a vague concept, but Clark’s death in a Formula 2 event at the Hockenheimring hit me like no other. It speaks to the power of Clark’s persona, his unassailable skill and so much more. David Tremayne is unquestionably the right journalist and author to undertake a biography of Clark. He started working on the book nearly two decades ago, and it now joins the superb biographies of Enzo Ferrari (by Luca Dal Monte) and Reid Railton (by Karl Ludvigsen), making 2018 a special year for readers. Clark, for many, still stands atop the podium of historic Grand Prix drivers, with Senna, Fangio, Schumacher, Villeneuve, Hamilton and more jostling for the step next to him. As Dario Franchitti says in the forward to Jim Clark: The Best of the Best, “I’ve always had the impression that with him it was a case not of ‘Why am I so quick?’ but ‘Why is everyone else so slow?’” His list of accomplishments is long, with eight F1 “Grand Slams” (Pole, win, fastest lap, lead every lap), and a record number of laps led during a season (71.47%). Overall he won 25 Grands Prix in 73 starts, an astounding 34%. The portrait Tremayne paints of the gentleman farmer and racer Jim Clark 48 is one of a grounded, private, normal kind of guy — not a diva — in a sport that too often rewards complete, utter selfishness. In Tremayne’s telling, there are few who worked with or knew him who didn’t respect his skills or his character. Jim Clark was simply the best of the best. Provenance: Decades of research and in- terviews move this to the top of the stack of earlier attempts to tell Clark’s story. Fit and finish: Filled with beautiful images, the coffee-table-sized book lets quiet design support the text. Drivability: In a year of superb automo- tive biographies coming off the presses, David Tremayne has written one of the best. The book is filled to the brim with stories that he weaves into a readable, impressive look at the life of the racer whose skills and accomplishments had his competitors seeing him as their leader, their aspiration. Tremayne has 50 books to his credit and decades of covering Formula One, and he brings not just his knowledge but impressive style to this important biography. Jim Clark: The Best of the Best is a joy, from first page to last. ♦ Sports Car Market acrylic cover. This is excellent presentation. Model highlights are the high-gloss paint, excellent chrome, numerous perfectly fitted parts, wonderful interior detail, beautifully simulated carpeting, wood dash with separate gauges, bezels, and glass and wood trim around door and rear windows. Priced at $700 to $825, depending on the dealer. ♦


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Affordable Classic 1962–67 Triumph Spitfire A Survivor Worth Exploring The Triumph Spitfire is cheap to buy and cheap to fix. It won’t set the asphalt on fire. Still, this is a pretty, fun car by Mark Wigginton 1967 Triumph Spitfire Mark II convertible, sold at the 2012 Branson auction for $10,530 M uscle cars dominated my Southern California high-school parking lot at the end of the 1960s. There were Mustangs, Camaros and even the odd Road Runner. Then there were my friends, tweed caps and all, with our Sprites, TR3s and MGAs. There was even a Mini. We were too young for briar pipes, but we could dream, couldn’t we? But for some reason there were no Triumph Spitfires. So I never sat in one in period, and only saw a few. Then, later, I often saw them at the races. Flash forward almost 50 years, and there are still survivors out there, which would make them a classic by definition — and currently at a price point worth exploring. Like most of the sports cars of the era, the Triumph Spitfire started as a parts-bin raid and design exercise sometime in the 1950s. Post-war Europe was beset with shortages of materials, money and markets, and the first beast that had to be fed was the family transportation segment — at the lowest possible cost for a country digging out from the rubble. Humble beginnings and a great designer So Triumph made a whole range of sedans in the 1950s, including the Triumph Herald, which was introduced in 1959. Because of factory issues, the Herald wasn’t a unibody car. Instead, it had a steel chassis with a bolted-on structure. After he designed the Herald, Giovanni Michelotti was asked to create a small sports car, using the same chassis, slightly modified. Design limitations included an 83-inch wheelbase, the 1,147-cc 4-cylinder engine in a strengthened backbone version of the Herald chassis — and the same front and rear suspension 52 Details Years produced: Mark I, 1962–64; Mark II, 1964–67 Price when new: $2,200 ($18,000 adjusted for inflation) Number produced: Mark I, 45,753; Mark II, 37,409 Current price range: $7,000 to $12,000 Pros: Handsome, fun to drive, plentiful parts Cons: Rust, swing-axle handling, rust Best place to drive one: Portland’s All-British Field Meet on a sunny day Worst place to drive one: On high-speed sweepers or in the rain A typical owner is: Thinking about stepping up to a Morgan bits from the Herald. Michelotti’s handsome response to the quirky Austin-Healey Sprite and lovely Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider was delivered in late 1960. This prototype featured upgrades to the market competitor Sprite, with front disc brakes, roll-up windows, locking outside door handles and a locking trunk. Imagine the luxury! After being delivered to England, the only prototype was shoved in a corner and covered with a tarp, as cash flow woes swamped Triumph, stopping innovation and new models. A new boss and a big hit Leyland’s just-in-time takeover meant a new boss, and that new boss discovered the Spitfire under the tarp. Like a dream, he green-lighted it for production. The motoring press gave the new Spitfire good re- views, and it turned out that Triumph had more orders than cars, especially in the U.S. market (which ultimately took almost half of the cars). From October 1962 through January of 1967, Triumph produced more than 80,000 copies of the Mark I and II. They moved on to sell 135,000 of the Mark III and IV models, sporting revised bodywork and the 1,296-cc 4-banger. The biggest gripe in period was the handling, thanks to that swing-arm rear suspension (which wasn’t replaced until the Mark IV). It could give a Spitfire driven with aggression a surprising mid-corner shift from understeer to hope-to-hell-I-can-catch-this as the rear Sports Car Market


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ers to the $12,000 range for cars that are winning their local show-and-shine events. Rust, rust and more rust So what do you look for in a Spitfire? Considering they were pretty bare-bones when new, with rubber mats and a top you had to build yourself every time you wanted to put it up, there isn’t a wide range of options. Oddly, heaters were optional, and went for an extra 13 pounds sterling. The three keys to a bad Spitfire are rust, rust and rust. The design decision to build the car off a modified Triumph Herald frame meant the car was bolted to the frame in modules. While this allowed the Herald to be built in factories around the world at a cheaper cost, it also meant the body sills were beefed up and strong enough to support the structure. The Spitfire followed this idea. But given the state of metallurgy midway through 1963 Triumph Spitfire Mark I convertible axles tucked under. Cars with that swing-arm suspension actually handle better with two people aboard, since the weight helps keep the rear suspension where it should be. Not that you are going to go that fast in an early Spitfire. It took around 17 seconds to get from a dead stop to 60 mph with the 63-horsepower motor, and took a long time to get to the top speed of 92 mph. On the other hand, it got 30-plus miles per gallon. The Spitfire market As you look for your own Spitfire, you will quickly learn that the earlier cars are much more rare — and more valuable. Spitfires coming to live auctions are not that common, which at the price point makes sense. More often you find them in the online world, from Bring a Trailer to eBay. They tend to go from the $7,000 range for nice driv- the last century, rust was a constant companion, and I’ve never seen an argument made that rusty metal adds to torsional rigidity. Then there are all the things that typically fail on a British car of this vintage (go ahead, I’ll wait while you make your oil-spill and electrical-system-failure jokes), but given the barely post-Industrial Age lack of complexity on the cars, most are easy to fix. Pay particular attention to rear axle outer bearings. Replacement bumpers are about as easy to find as a unicorn, but for the most part, the rest of the parts are easy to source. However, as Neil Young warbled, rust never sleeps, and it can become systemic and too easy to hide behind paint. Floor pans are especially prone to go, as are the inner and outer door sills. So take your time, bring your magnet and screwdriver — and test everything. Plenty of fun as well That said, there are a lot of things to like about the Spitfire. It’s a handsome design, and the pre-1968 cars are even nicer, as they don’t have the bigger bumpers and raised ride height. These safety changes made later cars look much less elegant. So on balance, the Spitfire news is good: Parts are plentiful, and most of the cars coming up are already done. And in the great scheme of things in the collector-car world, they are dirt cheap. ♦ January 2019 53


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Legal Files John Draneas What Could Possibly Go Right? Buying a car off the Internet is risky. Be smart and hire an expert to go over the car d sent the car to their best local repair shop, which e exceptional work for them. to take care of the repairs. Frank remembered, but ion the pre-purchase explanation that the “minor” k had been done “in-house.” kept the dealer apprised of the repair progress otos and invoices as the work progressed. All fine until the end — when the final bill of over 0 was presented. That was met with complete . ow a Legal File lack of responsiveness made clear to Frank that become a Legal File. Frank contacted our office Files John Draneas What Could Possibly Go Right? Buying a car off the Internet is risky. Be smart and hire an expert to go over the car d sent the car to their best local repair shop, which e exceptional work for them. to take care of the repairs. Frank remembered, but ion the pre-purchase explanation that the “minor” k had been done “in-house.” kept the dealer apprised of the repair progress otos and invoices as the work progressed. All fine until the end — when the final bill of over 0 was presented. That was met with complete . ow a Legal File lack of responsiveness made clear to Frank that become a Legal File. Frank contacted our office orsche orsche was misrepresented in two ways: hat the repairs had been made to a high standard r was in exceptional overall condition. hat the damage was described as minor — when it nsive. ow that extensive damage, no matter how “per- ve been repaired, results in a very substantially for the car. Like any astute SCM reader, Frank purchased this car if he had known it had suffered Don’t get stuck with a lemon from an online purchase I f you are a lawyer who works in the collector-car field, you get a lot of clients who are disappointed with cars they purchased from Internet ads. They aren’t all stories with unhappy endings, but they are a treasure trove of legal work. A recent victim, “Frank,” purchased a Porsche 930 from a dealer 2,000 miles away. The Turbo looked perfect in the many photos on the website, but Frank knew that little pictures can lie. So he called the dealer and spent a lot of time talking to the sales- man about the car. Frank is a very experienced car guy, and he knows Porsches well. He asked all the right questions and got satisfactory answers every time. He was told that there was minor repaint work done on the tail, it was done in-house to a high standard, and the car was in exceptional overall condition. Instant surprise When the Porsche rolled off the transporter, Frank noticed right away that the taillight was hanging out. He then noticed some crash damage behind it. He expected the damage to be relatively minor and called the dealer. The dealer was apologetic and agreed to pay for the repairs. So Frank sent the Porsche to his favorite local body shop without any worries. As the body shop got into the repair, they found more and more trouble. Soon, they realized that the damage was quite extensive and had been very poorly repaired. The right rear was bent downward 1.25 inches and shifted to the left by 1.5 inches. That’s a lot of damage. The story changes Frank called the dealer several times, and he eventually spoke with the owner. The owner expressed embarrassment about the poor repairs, 54 egardless of its current condition. We sent a stern demand letter, threatening legal action if the full repair costs were not reimbursed. The state can help At our suggestion, Frank also filed a complaint with the dealer’s state attorney general’s office. Most states have consumer protection statutes that define such misrepresentations as dealer fraud. These statutes usually allow the consumer to recover his attorney fees — and often allow enhanced damages. In many cases, the state’s enforcement agency will assist in pursuit of the claim. In this case, the attorney general’s office sent a second demand letter to the dealer insisting on full reimbursement to avoid fraud charges. Pressure mounts Simultaneous legal threats from a private lawyer and the attorney general’s office exert a lot of pressure on a car dealer. This dealer certainly felt the pressure — and succumbed to it in the end. But instead of paying the claim, he ran off in the middle of the night. At this writing, the dealer’s website is still up, but his telephone is disconnected. Now what? Dealer bonds Car dealers are required to post a bond to protect the public against this sort of fraud. When a customer has an unsatisfied claim against a car dealer, he can make a claim against the bonding company. The bonding company is required to satisfy the claim — up to the maximum liability amount of the bond. The bonding company then has to chase after the dealer to get back the money it put out on the claim. Unfortunately, there are two problems with this process. Sports Car Market


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First, the required bond amount is often quite small in relation to the amount of money in a collector-car transaction. In this particular case, it was only $20,000. Second, bonds are generally subject to a first-come, first-served rule. The first claim gets paid in full before the second claim gets paid anything. Once the bond is exhausted, subsequent claimants get nothing. It is unusual for a business to go broke over a single claim, especially such a relatively small one. We doubted that we were the only claimant, and we expected to find that other claimants had already exhausted the bond. We were not surprised when that turned out to be correct. A happier story At about the same time, a first-time collector-car buyer contacted our office. He had located a Jaguar E-type Series I convertible for sale on the opposite end of the country. He had spoken with the seller at length, felt very comfortable with him, and liked the numerous photographs of the car that had been provided. He had agreed to pay a market-correct price for the car, which was fine if the car was in the condition represented. While our buyer thought this was a fair price, he recognized that it was a lot of money for him, and he didn’t want to get cheated. This is smart thinking. So he called our office for advice on the transaction (even smarter), and actually took our advice (refreshing!). He located a marque-expert inspector close to the seller, who inspected the car and gave him a detailed report that confirmed the condition of the Jaguar as being the same as described. So he bought it. Straight to the shop Since I was on a roll, I went for the whole enchilada and told this smart buyer this: “Look, I know you can’t wait to get into this car and drive it, but I strongly suggest that you be extra patient and send the car directly to an experienced Jaguar shop for a good once-over. These are 50-year-old cars, and even when they pass inspection, they may still not be completely right. You want your first drive to be perfect.” I was surprised when he said, “Okay, where should I send it?” I rec- ommended Ed Grayson’s Consolidated Auto Works, my go-to Jaguar shop. Ed went through the car and fixed a few little things. Those little fixes made the car a lot better. The buyer is now thoroughly enjoying his first vintage-car experience. As an aside: Do you think our publisher reads his own magazine? Eyes make the difference To reconcile these two stories, we only have to recognize that there is no substitute for laying experienced eyes on a car. Pictures just don’t tell the story. You have to actually look at the car, and it really helps a lot if you know what you’re looking at. By far, the best strategy is to be present when your expert inspects the car before you buy it. That way, you not only see it for yourself and verify that it is, for example, the correct shade of red, but you also get the chance to discuss findings with the expert in real time. Things that look weird to either of you can be pointed out and ad- dressed, and the chance for a surprise is minimized. Further, discussing one thing often leads to identifying other things that merit discussion. Of course, it isn’t always practical for you to be there in person, but at least try to be on the other end of a smart phone if you can. Almost anything is better than relying on photographs on a com- puter screen. ♦ 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 2019 55


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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne A Fleeting Chance at the Impossible The Auto e Moto d’Epoca Padova show offers rare relics — for the quick and bold A vision appears Parts are the first draw for me, and this year — as al- ways — I was able to find every small item on the list of must-haves for the old Italians in my California garage. Also on hand were items I had never seen before or never imagined might be available. As I walked through the halls prior to the show open- ing, I spied something quite extraordinary in a tall, lit showcase. I did a double-take as my jaw solidly dropped to the floor. There before me was an original-period Abarth twin-carburetor intake manifold for the Alfa Romeo 1900 Super. That was rare enough, but mounted to the manifold were a pair of correct Weber carburetors. I thought I had seen a vision from the other side. What a perfect addition this setup would make to my 1957 1900 Super. Now, I had to dare ask the price. The answer was a substantial, but not outrageous, €6,000 (about $6,868). You’ve got to be quick Such an item was not on my shopping list, and I began Another magnificent event for your bucket list M y October pilgrimage to the Auto e Moto d’Epoca Padova show marked my 10th visit to the mecca of all things Italian, vintage and motor-driven. Held in the vast halls — and spaces in between them — at the Fiera di Padova exhibition center, it is a highlight of my year on so many levels for so many reasons. This year’s show was held under the theme “Live the Passion for the Cars of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” Connecting with the passion of people of all levels of experience, age, interests and nationality is first and foremost in my pursuit of the work and the pleasure I derive from living in a world of cars. At Padova, the show contains a near-perfect blend and balance. Parts vendors fill two complete halls plus the area alongside them. Models, vintage photos and art tempt from booths, tables and cases. Dealers and private sellers offer dozens of cars I could imagine in my own garage. Manufacturers are a major feature of the event, and they do an ad- mirable job of integrating their classic support programs with showcasing their latest offerings and leveraging brand heritage. Motorsport is the blood in the veins of all Italian-car enthusiasts, and this year’s show contained a special feature on the World Rally Championship. On hand alongside historic rally cars was two-time World Champion Miki Biasion. It is hard to believe that he was celebrating the 30th anniversary of his first championship, driving the Lancia Integrale. 56 to sweat the rationalization of making the purchase. My gut said, “When you find the un-findable, buy it!” My head said, “Yes, but you need lots of other things a lot more…” I then took the next step of mentioning the parts to a few friends to get their opinions. Overwhelmingly they opined, “Go for it — when are you going to find that again?” It brought to mind a favorite Italian word — “introvabile” Literally, it means “scarce,” but it really means, “When you find it, the price will be ridiculous.” In this case, it was not cheap — but it wasn’t robbery. In the end, a Higher Power resolved it. When I returned to the show the next morning, other parts occupied the space in the case. The setup had been sold before the end of the previous day. Acceptance is a big part of visiting a show like Padova, because you can’t go home with everything. That proved doubly true during the Bonhams auction at the show. Two examples of rare Alfa Romeo In their second sale at the Fiera, Bonhams had on offer a rare 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlina by Pinin Farina. This immensely characterful and imposing sedan was very original and had presence for days. I fell madly in love with it. It is not, however, on its way to California, as neither I nor any other bidder in the room went high enough to win it. Further evidence of The ones that got away: an original-period Abarth twin-carburetor intake manifold for an Alfa Romeo 1900 Super, mounted with two Weber carburetors (left), and a rare 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlina by Pinin Farina the magic of Auto e Moto d’Epoca Padova is that while I’ve only ever seen three of these cars, there were two on offer in the fair. In addition to the Bonhams car, Mario Righini had another on his stand. It is an experience only to be found in this most magical of shows. You must put this on your list — it is an extraordinary expression of true passion. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Drivers Ed Paul Hageman A Specialized Market The challenge with valuing modified cars is that so much of the perceived value is in the personalization Heavily modified cars For me, the hardest market to pinpoint has always been that for heavily modified cars. For the sake of this article I’m going to use Porsches as an example, as I often do, but the basic parameters can easily apply to anything, including 1930s Fords, old Bentleys, Jag XKs or even 2018 Jeep Wranglers. In terms of Porsche, we have the Outlaw 356 or Hot Rod 911, and these loose categories can include anything from an enthusiast modifying a 356 at home to a 964 re-engineered at Singer. Some of the more recognizable names in the Porsche world, in addition to Singer, include Rod Emory, John Willhoit, Magnus Walker, RWB and RUF — individuals or outfits that modify Porsches in some fashion. These are brands, and brands have value. The distinct challenge with valuing modified cars, Perhaps the ultimate value formula for outlaws is simply “to each his own” S everal months back, a friend asked me to inspect a 356 Outlaw for him. A pre-purchase inspection isn’t an unusual request for me, but I generally look at largely original or faithfully restored cars. The Outlaw presented me with a whole new challenge — understanding the valuation (and so as not to aggravate readers, I should tell you now that I still don’t have a clear answer). Before accepting, I made it clear that specials weren’t really my thing. As I’m sure you’ve gleaned from a number of previous articles, I’m a purist when it comes to the presentation of cars — the more original, the better. I know some readers won’t see eye to eye with me on this, but, for example, if a car was produced with bumpers, I much prefer to see it with bumpers. The same goes for bumperettes or even overriders. While I do prefer simplicity, I often feel that things are amiss when something is missing. There are obvious exceptions, but I find it rare that even period- correct options enhance a car’s aesthetic. I strongly feel that cars look best in a purer form, void of spotlights, badges, spare-tire covers and so on. Auto modifications are as old as cars But that is just my personal opinion, and we’ve had automobile ac- cessories as long as we’ve had the automobile, so there’s obviously an audience for them. If we consider the coachbuilt era, personalization was a paramount concept — nearly everything could be specified to order. Hot rods, for example, have been a staple of the hobby for decades. There is something inherent in car culture that makes us want to change and modify cars. We’re humans — we want to leave our mark. And I completely understand those sentiments. Much like with a home, you want to make it yours. Whether it’s just the need for personalization or to fit a particular purpose, minor modifications are commonplace. Most of the more common and easily reversible modifications, such as disc-brake upgrades, have little effect on the value of a car. In some instances, reversible modifications can be seen as a value-add. 58 however, is that so much of the perceived value is in the personalization. The general rule with hot rods is that you’ll spend a fortune building one, but you have little chance of recouping the expense if you go to sell it. Ultimately, the next guy won’t necessarily see eye to eye on how it was built. Much like a restoration project, it’s not always reasonable to factor in the cost of having the work done, particu- larly when comparable examples sell for less than the total investment. What can play a role, however, is replacement cost. With regard to price, we often say, “You couldn’t restore it for that,” and that’s usually the sign of a good buy. When value is a personal opinion But when it comes to specials the second-hand market is trickier to sort out. The value, often, is in the eye of the beholder. And in today’s market, we’re all so much more concerned with what the car will bring When it comes to specials, the second-hand market is trickier to sort out. The value, often, is in the eye of the beholder. And in today’s market, we’re all so much more concerned with what the car will bring if we choose to sell it. In the case of a special, that’s a very hard question to answer. if we choose to sell it. In the case of a special, that’s a very hard question to answer. While most 356 B or C coupes remain shy of the $100,000 mark, the build cost of an Outlaw like the one I inspected could be two or three times that figure — so in determining market value, you might be picking a number anywhere in between. As warned, I don’t have a real answer to the predicament — I might just be the wrong guy to ask. What I can say is this: After inspecting the 356 Emory Outlaw, I was very impressed by the car. Given the uniqueness and performance of this 356, I completely understand the premium paid. Specials seem to contradict today’s car market. These days we’re so focused on purity and originality — and the need to collect cars that perform financially. There’s honesty to specials (which is something I never thought I’d say). They express genuine passion — often with little worry for the financial ramifications. ♦ Sports Car Market Jon Karcey


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Feature The SCM Interview / Amanda Gutierrez Training for the Future Amanda Gutierrez found an unlikely career path in helping foster the next generation to carry the torch of automotive history by Chester Allen you were an undergraduate? When I was an undergraduate, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with my business degree! Perhaps that’s what attracted me to this program: These students are so serious about this field that it’s difficult to not share their enthusiasm. The biggest surprise for me came early on when I went to my first car show: the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance! I had no idea of the vast opportunities in the automotive world for young people and the industry’s need for new talent. How many students are in the McPherson Auto Restoration program right now? How do students gain admission to the program? We have about 160 students in the program. Students apply to the college, and once accepted by the college, they submit a portfolio of their work for the faculty to review for acceptance into the program. class of students arrive on campus? I meet with first-year students early in their arrival Students and staff with McPherson College Auto Restoration program at Pebble Beach 2018. Pictured are Ben Falconer (from left), Xander Lehn, Greg Elvin, advisory board member Wayne Carini, project director Brian Martin, vice president for Auto Restoration Amanda Gutierrez, Alex Ramsier, Lucas Jez, and McPherson President Michael Schneider ration. SCM first met Amanda at Pebble Beach a few years ago, and she often shows up at major concours. She doesn’t bring a car to show off — she brings students to see the future. She’s this month’s SCM Interview. A You lead a program that has a huge impact on the collector-car world. How did you find yourself in this position? How long have you been with McPherson College? My relationship with McPherson College began in 1995, when I worked in the advancement office as a fundraiser for a few years. But my connection to the restoration program didn’t begin until I returned to the college in 2009. As I got to know our faculty and students in that program, I became highly motivated to connect them to the larger industry. The president of the college recognized that it would be a good match for me and moved me into this position. Nothing makes me happier than seeing our students graduate with meaningful careers ahead of them When did the Auto Restoration program get started? The program started in 1976, when a local entrepreneur, Gaines “Smokey” Billue, approached the college about teaching students how to restore cars. He donated a collection of cars and set up a trust to help fund the program. The vision was important — to pass on these skills and an understanding of automotive heritage — but they couldn’t have expected it to become what it is today. What has been your biggest surprise since you joined the program? Did you ever see yourself running a program like this when 60 manda Gutierrez didn’t grow up in the old-car world. But she, as vice president of McPherson College’s famous Historic Automotive Restoration program, now helps guide the future of the next generation of car restorers, historians and scholars. McPherson awards bachelor’s degrees in car resto- to campus. You can see the ones who are ambitious and enthusiastic, but I also know there are some that will take a while to find their place. So when I see them on campus — either on a visit day or once they are here as a student — I think about the possibility each one has if they step up. program didn’t exist? It’s possible that they would be at another college studying something by default, not because they care about it. I really believe our degree gives them an adaptability for their life and career that they can’t find anywhere else. And that comes from bachelor’s degree experience and concurrently taking their core courses along with their restoration track. What do you hope every student gets from the program? What is McPherson’s long- term goal for the program? Whatever touchpoint to the automotive world a stu- dent brings — maybe they like hot rods, or NASCAR, or cars from the 1950s — I hope that they gain a broad appreciation of the evolution of the automobile. Understanding the impact of the car on culture, society, and technology really underscores its significance and gives a depth to their studies across disciplines. The next big goal we have in front of us is the frame-off restoration of a 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S cabriolet. This project is going to encompass what defines our bachelor’s degree: craftsmanship, communication, historical research and documentation, critical thinking and problem solving. And we want to take that car, restored by students, to compete at Pebble Beach. It’s not about getting there fast. It’s about excellence and education. Sports Car Market Where would your students be if this What do you think when you see a new


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program? As a nonprofit, private institution, there is always need. There are three key areas we highlight: Tools and equipment — with 160 students, items get worn or broken, and we need to keep the shop areas well equipped. Scholarships — gifts to our annual scholarship fund help students afford their education. Automobiles — we can’t accept every vehicle that comes our way, but we do have a list of kinds of cars we’d like to have in the shop and help build our collection. graduates have trouble getting a job after earning a bachelor’s degree. What is it like to see Some college How can car collectors support your Do you have a favorite car? This is the worst question! My answer changes all the time. So today I’m going to go with a 1955 Jaguar XK 140 MC that I recently saw on a road rally. It’s a beauty. Vocational and technical programs have vanished from many high schools. Do you think your new students would be better prepared for your program if they had auto shop in high school? Do you think McPherson helps students who missed out on technical training and a job path in high school? Over the last decade, we’ve definitely seen a change in the skill set students bring “I had no idea of the vast opportunities in the automotive world for young people — and the industry’s need for new talent.” your students graduate and get jobs? In May, 98% of our graduates had jobs in the field before they walked across the stage to get their diploma. Of those, 86% had at least one internship while a student. That makes me proud because they are doing work that matters to them and to the industry. forward? Right now I’m very focused on my work at What are your professional goals going McPherson College with this program. I used to think my career path would always stay in higher education, but the car changed that for me. I’m not sure where that will lead. from high school. The new students with the most experience have learned alongside a family member or mentor — or they’ve been lucky enough to come from a high school that still has an auto program. But if a young person has a passion, we’ll help them develop those skills. And the ones we’ve seen come in — those who take their path seriously and go out on internships, and practice their craft — can turn out to be some of our stronger students. What has been your best moment at McPherson? There have been a lot, so I’m going with a recent one. Every year, we take students to Pebble Beach. This year we took five students who had the opportunity to prepare two cars from the preservation class for presentation on the field. Two of those students researched the cars and presented to the judges. To see them demonstrate their skills so competently and with such enthusiasm was a really great moment. What question should I have asked you but didn’t? Well, I’d like to make sure you know about our student-led car show on May 4, 2019. Our students work all year long to put on a fantastic show, with a wide variety of marques and cars from all over the country. Last year we had 400 cars including a 1930 V16 Cadillac, a Shelby Cobra (CSX2409) and a 1929 Ford Model A that won the Battle of the Builders at SEMA 2017. Adam Banks, one of our alums, had a big hand in building that car. ♦ January 2019 61


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Feature 2018 Radnor Hunt Concours Elegant Even When Wet Rainy weather couldn’t wash away the fun of the Radnor Hunt Concours Story and photos by Bill Rothermel Best in Show Sport went to Irwin Kroiz’s 1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR-2 roadster built for Harley Earl’s son Jerome. It was GM’s first purpose-built and factory-sponsored Corvette race car. Equally significant was the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum’s 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (one of five built), which received a Radnor Award in the Historic Race Car class. Publisher Martin attended as a special guest of honor and judge for the Sunday concours. He presented the Spirit of Radnor Award to Edward and Rita Koch’s 1953 Nash-Healey Roadster, which also received a Radnor Award in the European Style/American Power class. Oscar Davis’ stunning 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder took home the Timeless Elegance Award and Best in Class among Open Sports Cars. Sean Kennedy’s 1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Best in Show Sport: 1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR-2 roadster, owned by Irwin Kroiz M Details other Nature did her best to drown the 22nd Annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance during the weekend of September 7–9. For any concours, a year’s hard work and planning come down to one day. “Rain or shine, the show must go on,” said Michael Tillson, Radnor Hunt Concours founder and chairman. This year, Radnor, which typically invites 100 vehicles and an additional 50 mo- torcycles, featured three special classes: • Rolls-Royce and Bentley automobiles • Fastbacks • European Style/American Power — cars with exotic European styling and reliable American V8 engines Most Rolls-Royce and Bentley owners (many of whom tour their cars) braved the weather, as did the majority of motorcycle exhibitors. Worth getting wet Even in the rain, Radnor is an exceptional experience. All the cars and owners are there by invitation, and each car is selected to provide an educational and aesthetic experience. You are compelled to stop and examine each car, as they all are so interesting and tell so much about their eras. Most owners are willing to share the history of their cars. With only 100 cars in the field, Plan ahead: The next Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for September 6–8, 2019 Where: Radnor Hunt Club, 826 Providence Road, Malvern, PA 19355 Number of entries: 100 cars and 50 motorcycles Cost: $50 to attend the concours. There are also ticket packages that include a special lunch, gala dinner and other features. See the website for a complete list of options Web: www.radnorconcours.org 62 there is time to see every car and learn a great deal. The result is a relaxing — yet exciting — day with special cars and outstanding car people. Awards and rewards Best in Show Concours was presented to Forrest McClain’s 1932 Rolls-Royce 20/25 4-door saloon by Gurney Nutting. The car was originally built for “Bentley Boy” Woolf Barnato. LWB Touring Limousine by H.J. Mulliner won Best in Class for Rolls-Royce Post-War. Jonathan Lee’s 1926 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Sports Tourer by Vanden Plas won Bentley Best in Class. James Harris’ handsome 1960 AC Greyhound coupe, one of just 80 produced, was awarded Best in Class in Fastbacks — European. Loren Hulber’s beautifully restored 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Club Coupe was the Fastbacks — American, Best in Class honoree. Peter Boyle’s unique 1959 OSCA/Fiat 1185 Touring coupe prototype designed by Michelotti was a double award winner, receiving Best in Class Debutante and Closed Sports Car awards. Mike Tillson presented the Chairman’s Award to the 1965 Apollo 5000GT owned by Jack E. Triplett. “Thanks to all our sponsors, car owners, volunteers and guests who came out to brave the challenging weather,” Tillson said. “Your loyalty, support and perseverance have made for a memorable concours indeed!” ♦ Sean Kennedy’s 1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine by H.J. Mulliner Sports Car Market


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Feature VW Treffen From Washington to Mexico in a Volkswagen Caravan The 20th Annual VW Treffen journeys down the West Coast in old, slow VW vans, Beetles and Karmann Ghias Story and photos by Jeff Zurschmeide Sean Maynard Big Sur and a Volkswagen bus drafting party T he big yellow sticker on the back of one vintage VW van reads, “Hills are Hard.” Nevertheless, that old microbus and about 30 others successfully arrived at the Mexican border on the last weekend of July 2018, completing a coastal-road trip that began 10 days previously in Port Angeles, WA. The border-to-border event is known as the VW Treffen (“to meet” in German), and it takes place every year. “I’ve had this vehicle for 42 years,” said Charlie Garcia of Vancouver, WA. Garcia’s 1964 bus is clean and well kept, devoid of the layers of bumper stickers that serve as ersatz composite bodywork on some of the participating vehicles. “There aren’t many opportunities to drive these old vintage vehicles now, and this trip is kind of a way to recapture that era when you took these things out and just drove and camped, and saw America,” Garcia said. Nothing to sign, nothing to pay The Treffen is open to any rear-engine VW vehicle. It’s organized — for lack of a less-precise term — by Andre Toselli and Dave Buck of Airhead Parts in Ventura, CA. “We have close to double the number of cars that I was expecting,” Toselli said. “We don’t know in advance because we don’t do pre-registration. We don’t do any sign-ups. There’s no fees, or anything.” Toselli and Buck said they don’t care whether someone joins the trip for 10 miles or 10 days. Enthusiasts join up along the way, and peel off when their personal path diverges. “We left breakfast in Coos Bay with 72 vehicles,” Buck says. “We had 115 at Crescent City and 150-plus in Ventura.” Most of the vehicles are survivors, showing the scars and stickers of a long life on the road. But among the rusty Westfalias and a smattering of Beetles and Karmann Ghias, the trained eye can spot a few older rarities. Burt Reif and his daughter Katy drove their show-quality 21-window Samba van from their home in Portland, OR. “I’ve had it for 36 years and it just turned 300,000 miles,” Reif said. “And I put 200,000 of those miles on it myself. I didn’t pay $100,000 for it, so I’m not afraid to drive it.” VW support Volkswagen of America was there, Hills are hard, and providing reading material on the back is a thoughtful courtesy 64 too, with an immaculate Samba and a Karmann Ghia convertible. VW has supported the event physically and A celebration at Friendship Park, where the U.S./Mexican border meets the Pacific Ocean Sports Car Market The 300,000-mile, 21-window Samba bus driven by Burt Reif and his daughter Katy financially for several years. “We provide sponsorship dollars to help the organiz- ers,” said VW’s Sean Maynard. “Then we bring some cars and an experienced mechanic for the whole 1,700 miles.” The closing ceremonies of the event were held at Friendship Park, where the U.S./Mexican border meets the Pacific Ocean. Hundreds of VWs turned up for the party — along with enough spectators to pack the venue. “It’s a rolling car show,” Buck said. “Nothing happens at a museum. Here, it’s life, it’s people, and it’s stories. It’s their kids, their dogs. We don’t see each other for a year, and when we do it’s back to this. It’s really cool.” You can learn more about the VW Treffen at www. facebook.com/Hwy1Treffen. ♦ Sean Maynard


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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 68 Sports Car Market


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FERRARI: 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Coupe, p. 70 ENGLISH: 1934 Aston Martin 1½ Litre Mark II Short Chassis, p. 72 ETCETERINI: 1951 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Villa d’Este Coupe, p. 74 GERMAN: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3, p. 78 AMERICAN: 1909 Stanley Model Z Mountain Wagon, p. 80 RACE: 1956 Elva Mk 1/B Sports Racer, p. 82 NEXT GEN: 1997 Acura Integra Type R, p. 84 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina coupe; courtesy of Bonhams January 2019 69


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Ferrari Profile 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Coupe An astute buyer pays stunning money for a top-notch example of Ferrari’s early efforts to combine performance and luxury by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1958–60 Number produced: 353 Original list price: $12,600 Current SCM Median Valuation: $643,000 Major service cost: $3,500 Distributor caps: $450 each Chassis # location: Front frame tube Engine # location: Right rear engine mount Club: Ferrari Club of America, Box 2488, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33303 Web: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1965–69 Aston Martin DB6 coupe, 1955–58 Bentley SI Continental, 1959–61 Jaguar XK 150 3.4, 1956–59 Porsche 356A Carrera GT coupe SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 1625GT Engine number: 1625GT • Matching-numbers car (chassis, engine, gearbox, rear axle) • Cognolato restored the car in the mid-2000s, and the engine was done by Corrado Patella • Winner of the Prix d’Élégance at the 2014 Zoute Concours d’Élégance produced model, can be seen as critically important, although production of the first of the line — the 250 Europa, built from 1953 to 1954 — amounted to fewer than 20. True series production began with the arrival of B Pinin Farina’s “notchback” coupe, about 353 of which were built between 1958 and 1960. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 22, sold for $1,137,943, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Zoute auction in Knokke-Heist, BEL, on October 5, 2018. In the October 1960 issue of Wheels magazine, Peter Hall wonders, “But where, where on any road, any country of the world is a true competitor of the sheer simple beauty of Ferrari and the concept of its maker?” He continued, “Without care for cost, with a supreme indifference to the whims of petty people like his millionaire customers, Enzo Ferrari simply builds the very best sports cars that the great skill of his organization 70 y the early 1960s, road-car production had ceased to be a sideline for Ferrari and was seen as vitally important to the company’s future stability. Thus the 250, Ferrari’s first volume- and his unmatched experience can produce.” Before there were Paganis, McLarens, Lamborghinis or the reconstituted Bugattis, Ferrari was the undisputed king of the performance world. Maserati provided some competition, and Mercedes or Aston could nip at their heels, but Ferrari set the bar for race cars and GT cars. In 1960, Ferrari had the 250 Testa Rossa, Dino 246 S and the 250 SWB defending their honor in the sports-car racing championship. In 1961, Phil Hill would win both the Formula One Driver’s and Constructor’s championships. The 250 Tour de France had recently been retired and the 250 GTO was just two years away. In the showrooms, the 250 Boano had recently been replaced with the 250 GT Pinin Farina series for the luxury buyer, with the 250 SWB and the 250 California filling the needs of the sporting client. To avoid confusion, note that Pininfarina was known as Pinin Farina until 1961. The 250 GTE was the 2+2 offering, and the 400 Superamerica coupe and cabriolet were available for Ferrari’s top clients. These cars were built without compromise to the desires of Enzo Ferrari. He handpicked who got his race cars, and if he felt you were not up to the task of defending his honor, you didn’t get a car. The GT cars were built to his likes, and he liked performance over glitz. You were expected to like the car the way it was built — for Enzo knew what was best. Time has shown him to be right, as the Ferraris built in this era are some of the most sought-after and valuable cars on the planet. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina coupe Lot 147, s/n 1745GT Condition 1 Sold at $720,000 RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, FL, 3/10/18 SCM# 6863778 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II cabriolet Lot 62, s/n 2039GT Condition 1- Sold at $1,682,500 Bonhams, Quail Lodge, Carmel, CA, 8/24/18 SCM# 6877309 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series II coupe Lot 342, s/n 1567GT Condition 2+ Sold at $786,279 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 7/13/18 SCM# 6874954 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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The 250 GT Pinin Farina coupe The 250 Pinin Farina coupe offered its owner acceleration and top speed that neared the levels of Ferrari’s race cars — but in a more luxurious Grand Touring setting. The car offered comfortable seating, leather covering on the upper and lower dash and a leather-covered center tunnel, and the finest carpeting. I recently had an opportunity to ferry a 250 Pinin Farina from our showroom to a local shop. I’m sure it’s been over two decades since I’ve driven one, and I was surprised how well the car drove. The last time The 250 Pinin Farina coupe offered its owner acceleration and top speed that neared the levels of Ferrari’s race cars — but in a more luxurious Grand Touring setting. I drove one, my comparison was to Ferrari’s modern offerings, and against them it didn’t stand up well. This time I judged it for what it was in the period, and it exceeded my expectations. Ferrari first and foremost is an engine, and the 250 engine is flaw- less. The engine purrs at idle and accelerates smoothly and without hesitation or stumble. There is plenty of torque to get off the line as it builds smoothly as the revs increase. By today’s standards, the power is a little anemic, but in the day it was outstanding. Taking off the line is effortless, as the clutch catches strong and even. The pedal pressure is low enough to be unnoticed. The shifter is positioned directly above the gearbox, so the shift is smooth and direct. It’s not hard to beat the synchro, so I found myself double-clutching for the first time in years, which added a touch of nostalgia and participation missing from modern cars. The 250 GT Pinin Farina cars have a relatively long wheelbase. Matched with the Ferrari suspension, the car was quite comfortable on the road — but a little less desirable in the corners. A bit more brakes would be nice, but they are adequate considering the era. The steering wheel seems immense by today’s standards. The size makes the manual steering quite manageable, but it also impedes visibility. A short driver has to look through the wheel rather than over it. As this is the worst feature of the car, I can easily give it a pass. Always in flux The 250 Pinin Farina coupes and cabriolets were built in the infancy of Ferrari series production. The cars were a work in progress and evolved significantly during their production. The early Pinin Farina coupes were fitted with an inside-plug engine — the spark plugs were on the carburetor side on this version of the 250 engine. The later cars featured the improved outside plug — spark plugs on the outside of the head. Early cars had a 4-speed transmission, drum brakes and lever shock absorbers. At about chassis number 1500, the cars were upgraded to disc brakes, tube shocks and an overdrive transmission. Chassis number 1500 equates to about the 750th Ferrari built, which shows how early the PF coupes were in Ferrari history. Bonhams’ car was a late car with all the final updates. It had a good history and had been restored at some of the top Italian Ferrari specialists. Ferrari certified the car with one of their Classiche Red Books. The chestnut-with-beige color combination couldn’t be more elegant. There was nothing short of a pope’s blessing that could make it a more desirable 250 GT Pinin Farina coupe. Hot bidding The bidders enthusiastically responded to the car, pushing the price to well over the estimate and to a currency-adjusted record level. Assuming the seller was the long-term owner, he or she had done everything possible to achieve maximum value and was properly rewarded. The buyer got a top late-series example in ready-to-go condition. The buyer paid dearly for this fine car — but had to be pleased with the purchase. The seller came out on top, but the buyer should have no regrets. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) $1,250,000 $1,000,000 $750,000 $715,000 $500,000 $445,051 $250,000 $0 January 2019 2013 1960 Ferrari 250 GT PF Coupe 2014 2015 2016 $693,450 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $1,160,471 $924,000 This sale: $1,137,943 2017 71


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English Profile 1934 Aston Martin 1½ Litre Mark II Short Chassis This car looks a lot like an Ulster, drives a lot like an Ulster, but it’s much cheaper than an Ulster by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1934–35 Number produced: 61 short-chassis Mk IIs Original list price: $2,500 Current SCM Median Valuation: $232,788 Chassis # location: On scuttle plate Engine # location: On engine mount Club: Aston Martin Owners Club, Drayton St Leonard, Oxfordshire, U.K. OX10 7BG, +44 1865 400400 Web: www.amoc.org Alternatives: 1929–33 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750, 1932–33 MG F-type Magna, 1934–35 Riley MPH/Sprite SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: E4438S Engine number: E4438S M anufactured by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin, the first Aston-Martins (the hyphen is correct for the period) rapidly established a reputation for high performance and sporting prowess in the years immediately following The Great War. Unfortunately, the management’s concentration on motor sport, while accruing invaluable publicity, distracted it from the business of manufacturing cars for sale, the result being just 50 or so sold by 1925 when the company underwent the first of what would be many changes of ownership. The foundations were laid for the commencement of proper series production with the formation of Aston Martin Motors Ltd. in 1926 under the stewardship of Augustus “Bert” Bertelli and William Renwick. Bertelli was an experienced automobile engineer, having designed cars for Enfield-Allday, and an engine of his design — an overhead-camshaft 4-cylinder of 1,492 cc — powered the new 11.9-hp Aston. Built at the firm’s new Feltham works, the first new-generation 1½-liter Aston Martins were displayed at the 1927 London Motor Show at Olympia. These new Astons were available on long and short chassis, the former being reserved for saloons and tourers and the latter for the sports models. The early 1930s was a period of economic recession, and with sales of expensive quality cars falling off, some serious rethinking had to be done at Feltham. The 72 prudent decision was taken to redesign the International chassis using proprietary components to reduce cost. A Laycock gearbox was adopted, mounted in-unit with the engine, while the worm rear axle, which had never been completely satisfactory, was replaced by an ENV spiral bevel. There was a redesigned chassis frame and many other modifications resulting in what was virtually a new car, although it carried the same coachwork and was sold as the New International. The original line-up of what would become known as the 2nd Series did not last long. The New International and 2-seater Le Mans disappeared from the range before the end of 1932. That year’s Motor Show had ushered in the more familiar Le Mans 2/4-seater, which was also available on the long chassis as the Le Mans Special 4-seater. By this time, the chassis numbers were being suf- fixed “S” or “L” depending on wheelbase length (8 feet, 7 inches and 10 feet respectively). Introduced in 1934, the replacement Mark II model sported a new, stronger chassis and a revised engine with counterbalanced crankshaft. Short- and long-wheelbase versions were built, the latter available with stylish 4-seater sports saloon coachwork by Enrico Bertelli. The car offered here is on the highly desirable short chassis shared with the Ulster competition model. Both the chassis and engine are numbered E4438S. Bertelli-era Aston Martins were never common, 1935 Aston Martin Ulster (Works car) Lot 323,s/n LM19 Condition 2- Sold at $4,581,922 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 6/26/15 SCM# 265790 Sports Car Market 1929 Aston Martin 1½ Litre Sports Model Lot 295, s/n ST18, Condition 3 Sold at $268,373 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 9/9/17 SCM# 6852348 1935 Aston Martin Ulster Lot 339, s/n A5537U Condition 3+ Sold at $2,151,765 Bonhams, Paris, FRA 2/8/17 SCM# 6820069 Courtesy of Bonhams


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even when new, since annual production at that time was counted in tens rather than hundreds. Robust and durable thoroughbreds, they are highly sought-after today, and this example warrants the closest inspection. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 233, sold for $344,124, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale in Chichester, U.K., on September 8, 2018. The short-chassis Mk II was the model that sired the 1934 Team Cars, which really put Aston Martin on the map — and from them came the legendary Ulster. The racers used the same chassis and the same basic engine as the Mk II, although they were fitted with lighter bodywork. There were 31 Ulsters built, 10 of them Works racers, and the whereabouts of 28 are still known. Prices start at about $2 million, with Works racers double that — although a customer car did dip down to $1.4 million at Bonhams’ Goodwood auction in September 2015 (SCM# 266845). So our subject car is practically an Ulster, as it has the same chassis and an Ulster-spec engine, so it must look a great value at a sixth of the price. Not quite. It’s all about what is fashionable — rather like the co- nundrum between 1973 and 1974 Porsche RS 2.7s. Just because the Porsche chassis number starts 911360 instead of 911460, it multiplies the value threefold even though the hardware — and weight — is near identical, aside from the bumpers. While Ulsters are scarce — especially the Works cars — there were rather more Mk IIs built. A total of 137 were built, made up of 61 2/4-seater short-chassis cars, plus 52 four-seaters, of which seven were drophead coupes, and 24 of the stylish sports saloons by Enrico Bertelli, all on the longer 10-foot chassis. The Mark II cars still feature motorcycle front fenders that turn with the wheels, but the distinctive and easily identifiable feature of the Mark II is its chrome radiator shell with thermostatically controlled shutters rather than the mesh on the Ulsters. Our subject Mark II This car was certainly up to scratch with no needs. For the past 20 years, it has been in Holland, and according to its AMOC Register entry, it underwent a total rebuild there in 1989/1990, shortly afterwards winning its class at the Stanway Concours. In 2012, the engine was rebuilt at Ecurie Bertelli to Ulster specifica- tion, which means about 85 hp instead of 73. So it goes like an Ulster, drives like one — and even looks the part. But an Ulster it is not, and collectors tend to be picky about such things. The massive difference in price comes down to period competition provenance. Organizers of the world’s top historic events want the “right” sort of cars, and they can afford to pick and choose. Not a ticket to a big ride John Polson, a Bonhams car specialist and pre-war expert, con- signed this car and the last two Ulsters that Bonhams sold. “The Ulster and the Mark II short chassis are extremely similar mechanically and to drive, but there are several reasons for the difference in value,” Polson said. “‘First of all, the pointed-tail Ulster is the absolute archetypal pre-war Aston that did everything in-period and a lot of winning, and as such is the hero car when a collector wants a pre-war Aston. “It may really only differ in the body, but that is the car everyone lusts after. Very much connected with this is the level of eligibility of the Ulster. As with most collectors’ cars, a large part of its value hangs on its eligibility — what events it will get you into. Astons raced the Ulster absolutely everywhere in-period and generally very successfully — Mille Miglia, Le Mans, Targa — you name it, they were racing there. “This is well illustrated by the value of the Mark II’s predecessor, the Le Mans. One of these was run in the Mille Miglia in-period and as such they are now eligible for this event, so their values are now circa double that of the very similar short-chassis Mark II purely for this reason.” Polson concluded: “As such, the Mark II short chassis is good value, but it is not the 1930s icon of Aston Martin history and it will not get you into the big events — so there is logic to their relative values.” Interestingly, the catalog claimed that this car had run twice in the Mille Miglia retrospective before its restoration. In that event provenance is all, which might have loaded the price slightly, as it was a third higher than the last short-chassis Mk II at auction — the ex-Bill Cosby car. But even if the new owner doesn’t get lucky with another entry, the price paid here will provide the same driving experience as an Ulster at one-tenth the money. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $500,000 1934 Aston Martin 1½ Litre $400,000 This sale: $344,124 $300,000 $200,000 $156,971 $100,000 $0 January 2019 2013 2014 2015 N/A 2016 $264,000 $292,985 $268,373 2017 73


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1951 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Villa d’Este Coupe This car might have brought a higher price if bidders had reviewed the paperwork at the auction by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1949–52 Number produced: 36 Original list price: About $10,000 in the United States Current SCM Median Valuation: $851,000 Tune-up cost: $1,150 Condition: 2 Chassis # location: Front frame cross member Engine # location: Intake side of block Alternatives: 1935-39 Delahaye 135 MS, 1948-54 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport, 1952-55 Bentley R-type Continental SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 915910 A right-hand-drive car, like all Alfa Romeos prior to the 1900 model, chassis 915910 was completed with a Villa d’Este coupé body by Carrozzeria Touring. It is believed to have stayed in Sicily for most of its life, although its early history is not known. In 2006 the car was discovered in Sicily in barn-find condition and purchased as a restoration project by the previous owner, Mr. Dambacher. Mr. Dambacher then commissioned a total restora- tion with no expense spared, which was carried out at Carrozzeria Grillo of Occhieppo Superiore, Italy, under the supervision of Dipl. Ing. Klaus Kukuk of Overath, Germany, a specialist in overseeing restorations. The restoration cost €400,000. Details may be found in a lengthy illustrated report on file compiled by Dipl Ing. Kukuk (inspection recommended) and the car also comes with old German registration and TüV papers, and current Belgian registration documents. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 46, sold for $529,276 (€460,000, €1=$1.158) at Bonhams’ Zoute Sale in Knokke-Heist, BEL, on October 5, 2018. The Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Villa d’Este is one of the most beautiful automobiles ever created. Add to that its superbly capable chassis, rarity and its passport into any and all events across the globe, and the car’s appeal is patently obvious. There were only 36 Villa d’Este Alfas built and most have well-known histories. They were expensive and very special cars when new, and they were usually not left abandoned in fields or barns, 74 although some certainly were. A key to collecting, whatever the object, is the col- lector’s access to information that can deepen connoisseurship. It helps us all grow and increases our appreciation of great objects, and it also allows us to make more-informed decisions about our collecting needs and requirements. For those who collect for potential appreciation, such information is vital. Expert advice, opinion and judgment are available all around. More than ever, a potential buyer is given the opportunity to learn as much as they can before they open their wallet. In researching this sale, it became clear to me that to a great extent, this is a story of opportunity lost — although curiously enough, it may not have resulted in an anomalous price. A car with a story Apparently, our subject car became, at some point in recent history, a Car With a Story. Some suspected it was another car with the same chassis number, and/or one with seeming anomalies in body details — most notably a lower, more-tapered roof with thicker C-pillars than seen on other Villa d’Este examples. Our subject car’s lack of early history also caused doubts about its veracity. Two 6C gurus, one German, one Belgian, prepared detailed reports on chassis 915910 to help prove its case as the genuine article and to remove any questions that hovered about the car. Bonhams clearly stated in its catalog description that the German report was on file 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Villa d’Este coupe Lot 123, s/n 915882 Condition 2+ Sold at $878,080 RM Sotheby’s, Cernobbio, ITA, 5/23/15 SCM# 265888 1951 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Villa d’Este coupe Lot 148, s/n 915910 Condition 2- Not sold at $657,000 RM Sotheby’s, Paris, FRA, 2/3/16 SCM# 270543 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS coupe Lot 253, s/n 915831 Condition 1- Not sold at $440,000 RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA, 8/24/18 SCM# 6877345 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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for viewing onsite at the sale, and I was told that the Belgian report was also on hand. I was also informed that apparently no one requested them. While not quite as simple as making an Alfa SZ or TZ, a Carrozzeria Touring body can be formed to grace the suitably shortened chassis of a much-less-desirable variant. Today it seems quite amazing that anyone would erase from history a 6C 2500 of any description, but there was a time not long past when it was not only possible but also common. Think of all the Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2s that died to create replicas of “sexier” 250 GTs. With current values in the $400,000 range for an average GTE, it’s difficult to imagine destroying one today, but back when a “beater” could be had for $50k, the attitude was different. A dozen or more years ago a 6C 2500 Freccia d’Oro at less than $50,000 might have made a tempting base for a Villa d’Este re-creation, which would have had a restored value of $400,000. No two of the small group are identical. Variations are not only to be expected, but two absolutely identical examples would be quite suspicious indeed. Touring had no assembly line or stamped body pieces. As a rare car, the price range of the Villa d’Este has been pretty wide. In the past decade the best cars have gone from about $400,000 up to nearly $900,000. But the spread between examples with a fully known history, well preserved or with an expert recent restoration and those with needs or doubts has widened almost as much. The bidders — and more im- As a rare car, the price range of the Villa d’Este has been pretty wide. In the past decade the best cars have gone from about $400,000 up to nearly $900,000. But the spread between examples with a fully known history, well preserved or with an expert recent restoration and those with needs or doubts has widened almost as much. The case for originality The reports detailed the originality of the chassis-number stamping — and pointed out old corrosion on the inner structure that is consistent with undisturbed period construction. As for the shape of the roof, all the Villa d’Este cars are artisan-built. portantly, the potential bidders — on this lot might have gone higher with their bids had they studied the documentation and asked questions. The evidence shows that this car is clearly original and not a reproduction. That bidders failed to do their homework didn’t keep this car from selling in a range appropriate for its condition. As an entertaining event car in very presentable driver condition, chassis 915901 should deliver great joy to its new owner. If invitations to and awards from leading international concours are sought, a thorough freshening would be called for, and that comes at a price. While the seller apparently lost money on this deal, the buyer may not have to — if a new buyer is willing to take the time to read. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) January 2019 75


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Etceterini & Friends Profile The Cumberford Perspective This Touring design showed the world that Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni was a force 4 3 By Robert Cumbe D 1 uring a visi with Carlo Felice Bian Anderloni n long before his death i 2003, the great design told me that of all the c he and Federico Form had worked on, the si most important one w the “Villa d’Este” Alf Romeo 6C 2500. During the interwar years, Touring had been the undisputed leader of Italian design houses, famed for quality and innovation. Founder Felice Bianchi Anderloni died in 1948, and his only son was an unknown factor. Winning at the 1949 rebirth of the Concorso d’Eleganza at Lago Como’s celebrated hotel, this design persuaded a skeptical automotive world that the untested heir to the legendary carrozzeria was indeed worthy of his heritage. It clearly established that Touring could — and should — continue. Some of this car’s lines were the basis for Ferrari’s 166 Touring barchettas and coupes that established Ferrari as it is today, living on road-car sales, not racing winnings. The nearly 70-year-old proportions are superb, generous glazing promises comfort and the indisputable aura of superiority is why the name Alfa Romeo is still so well-loved today — even after decades of pedestrian economy-car styling and dynamics. We can all hope that today’s front-engine, rear-drive Alfas will prove to be as successful as Touring’s design was so long ago. ♦ 76 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The tall, thin grille became the new standard for Alfa Romeo, after a series of wider, rounder shapes on earlier cars, although Touring did propose a similar solution in 1942. Others took it up after Villa d’Este. 2 The swirling line that appeared first on this 6C 2500 became an important identity mark for subsequent Ferrari (and AC Cobra) designs. Highly original in the transition period between separate fender forms and pontoon bodies. 3 The “speed streak” ending just ahead of the door is testimony to Touring craftsmanship. 4 This windshield fits the upper structure much 8 2 6 better than previous slightly less-inclined veed glass on Touring Alfa Romeo 3-window coupes. 5 Intrusion of the appliquéd rear fender into the door shows how far back in the chassis the seats are placed. 6 Touring was well in ad- vance of other Italian houses in aerodynamics, as seen in the large radius at the back edge of the wheelwell. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 In the penury of the immediate post-war period, everyone had to make do with simple round lenses. 8 The notchback configura- tion of the roof emphasizes the fact that this car was not remotely intended for racing. It’s a Touring touring car. 9 10 5 9 The rear-quarter light greatly improves the sense of space in the cockpit, and allowed for longer glass and longer-wheelbase 4–5-passenger versions made only for Switzerland. 10 The hood remained a discrete volume with the “catwalk” separating it from the fender form running all the way to the base of the A-pillar. Again, a transitional feature. 11 Touring was well known for magnificent wheel covers. These are highly crowned to clear the knockoffs for wire wheels, as on the magnificent 8C 2900 coupes made in the late 1930s. 12 This line curving outward from the trunk portion of the body leads all the way forward just below the side glass sill and just above a fender break line. It is elegant and hard to execute, but Touring magnificently mastered the challenge. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) Grand, yes. But this is clearly a touring, not sporting, Touring GT design. The instruments located well out of the driver’s sight lines, a column shift, a parking brake not particularly suited to quick starts, what appears to be cloth upholstery, and an ashtray given pride of place on top center of the symmetrical instrument panel all emphasize the daily use intentions of the Villa d’Este coupe. 7 12 11 Sports Car Market


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German Profile Column Author 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 This car needs a lot of work, but the price paid will give the new owner a spectacular ride by Pierre Hedary Details Years produced: 1968–72 Number produced: 6,526 Original list price: $14,530 (1969) Current SCM Median Valuation: $49,500 Major service: $1,450 (includes ignition points and condenser, fuel filter, oil service, valve adjustment and air filter) Distributor cap: $18 Engine # location: On engine block behind left cylinder head Club: International M-100 group Web: www.m-100.cc Alternatives: 1966–69 Maserati Quattroporte, 1972–73 Jaguar XJ12, 1975–80 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 10901812003662 T he 6.3 we are proud to offer recently received extensive mechanical work, which was conducted to bring an already well-preserved car to tip-top shape. The drivetrain was an area of particular focus for those involved in the project, and the engine was taken out to be thoroughly overhauled. The transmission was also treated to a similar procedure. With both removed, it provided an opportunity to refinish the engine compartment, and as such, a fresh coat of paint was sprayed within. Furthermore, the air suspension received considerable attention in conjunction with the brakes. A stainless-steel exhaust was fitted. Inside, the original Parchment-colored seats present with an honest amount of wear and splendid patina. The wood treatment on the dash was removed and refinished to appear in as-new condition, and this truly adds to the elegance of this Mercedes’ interior. Underfoot, new floor mats were placed. Adding to the authenticity is a fully functioning Becker radio. Completing the stylish look of this large Teutonic sedan is an uncharacteristically colorful exterior treatment of Aqua Blue. This dashing color is clearly evocative of the era in which it was produced and makes this Mercedes a real standout. The vehicle was purchased by its current owner 10 years ago and has been kept in good condition. Little is known about the early history, but the roughly 83,000 miles on the odometer are reported to be original. A preservation award won at the Misselwood Concours all but confirms the quality of this truly special automobile. A well-driving, mechanically sorted example such as this will surely be an object of desire 78 to anyone who is enthusiastic about comfortable, sound, V8-powered super saloons. Now is the opportunity to obtain an exemplary iconic Mercedes-Benz. SCM Analysis This 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3, Lot 142, sold for $60,480, in- cluding buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum sale in Philadelphia, PA, on October 8, 2018. A full sorting of a 300SEL 6.3 (Mercedes chassis code 109.018) is a frequently served menu item at Pierre Hedary’s. Often there are several of these beasts under our care — usually with a considerable list of needs attached. That doesn’t mean that the 300SEL 6.3 is fragile — many soldier on despite decades of neglect. Still, the mighty M100 V8 flogs the driveline like an industrial 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 Lot 45, s/n 10901812002441 Condition 2 Sold at $126,500 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/11/2017 SCM# 6827736 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 Lot 20, s/n 10901812001721 Condition 3 Sold at $101,358 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 10/15/2017 SCM# 6852301 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 Lot 41, s/n 10901812004898 Condition 1 Sold at $198,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/20/2016 SCM# 6804253 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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side engine-compartment photo, appears untouched. While extensive repairs to the air-suspension system are noted, that doesn’t mean that it has been refurbished the right way. For safety purposes, the airbags should be replaced every 15 years, and they are readily available from Mercedes. The air suspension should maintain its height ad infinitum. Otherwise, a leveling valve is leaking down. For immediate air-suspension diagnosis, spray the valves and fit- tings with soapy water, so bubbles will show any major air leaks. The front subframe mounts on these cars are frequently rotted, sub- sequently detaching the subframe at its most critical mounting point. If that doesn’t scare you, consider the fact that the subframe supports the engine, transmission, front suspension and brakes. If mounts begin to fail, you should remove the whole subframe and jackhammer, and the air suspension systems have an interval where they require service to ensure unquestionable reliability. Unfortunately, while the auction catalog states that invoices abound for major repairs on this 6.3, there are some critical details missing, which I’m going to point out. Functional? Sure! Fully sorted? Unlikely The auction summary notes that the engine was overhauled and that significant documentation of this W109’s mechanical work is provided. I frequently have to evaluate W109s for clients, and the first question I ask is, “Does the car’s mechanical appearance and function reflect the claim of extensive service?” I urge you to look at the photos. If you’re familiar with the W109, you will likely agree with me that the surface details of the engine and its components are sloppy. Thus, while this 6.3 is functional, I will argue that there’s still plenty of sorting left to do. If this is really an 83,000-mile example, it should not have needed an “overhaul” unless it was run out of oil, seriously overheated or parked for decades with excessive moisture in the cylinders. Timing-chain failure on these engines is uncommon, and even with worn valves and leaky guides, they continue to run decently. An oil leak from the back of a cylinder head will occasionally tor- ment the owner of a poorly maintained car, but the M100 engine is nearly indomitable. Cut corners are painfully apparent The exact reason why this engine was rebuilt is not mentioned. What I see, however, are a number of obvious shortcuts that should have been resolved during this extensive “overhaul.” Here are some photographically supported examples: The vacuum supply hose to the brake booster has been patched back together. Such patchwork is unacceptable, as this problem could have been rectified with a phone call to the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. How about the aging and poorly fabricated a/c hoses? This 6.3 also features mismatched engine hardware, air-suspension compressor belts from the local parts store, and clunky, generic American hose clamps. One would hope that if a qualified Mercedes specialist performed the repairs, they wouldn’t have neglected so many details. You can’t entrust your 6.3 to Goober Pyle and expect him to “get it right.” These items might sound insignificant to you, but Mercedes-Benz afi- cionados scrutinize these specific details. The signs of a well-preserved example versus a W109 that has been haphazardly serviced are painfully obvious under knowledgeable examination. The judges at Misselwood probably never lifted the hood. Someone get me a spray bottle! Concerning the W109, the entire suspension and driveline are among the most-neglected systems. In this case, no real information is provided about how long the air suspension stays up, how old the bellows are and whether the four air-suspension valves have been rebuilt. Case in point, the main air-suspension valve, visible in the driver’s January 2019 repair anything associated with it that needs to be addressed. No photos of the underside or rear axle are present, creating another gray area. The rear axle on the 6.3 was beefed up with an improved spider gear housing, but the rear axle bearings and axle boot are the same as any other W109. These components and any rubber parts should be scrutinized at this age, especially on a 6.3. Rare, sexy Parchment leather interior Despite my disdain for this car’s mechanicals, the original finishes cement its place in the market. While most 6.3 buyers are looking for examples in black or silver, lighter colors give this car a unique presence. It is equipped with a desirable sunroof and retains what appears to be an original, gorgeous Parchment leather interior. All of these details make this car worth the $60,000 — even if more mechanical needs remain to be discovered. The recent repair bills likely had a minimal impact on the sales price, meaning that bidders understood improvements were needed. The still-developing 6.3 market I am frequently asked about the values of low-compression 1970 and later-model-year 6.3s compared to the high-compression examples sold in the United States until the summer of 1969. Examples from 1968 and 1969 do not command a significant premium right now, but this could change in the future. High-compression cars have always appealed to W109 anoraks. Eventually, this could translate to a tangible market effect. If you’re considering the purchase of a 300SEL 6.3, you should also consider the 300SEL 3.5 and 4.5, which are much easier W109s to live with. The 6-cylinder 300SEL (I own one) is also a great car, but there are nights when I miss my old 6.3. Prices of these cars are working their way upward, and solid exam- ples are no longer available for used S Class money. This example was just barely well bought. However, the new owner may have to spend another $25,000 to purge it of any remaining demons. Yes, spending that money is well worth it. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) $180,000 $210,000 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $198,000 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 Sedan $120,000 $150,000 $90,000 $60,000 $30,000 $0 $59,322 2013 N/A 2014 $41,800 2015 2016 2017 79 $126,500 This sale: $60,480


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American Profile 1909 Stanley Model Z Mountain Wagon Prices of old steam cars probably won’t jump up or down a great deal, as they are loved — but not wildly popular by Jeff Zurschmeide Details Years produced: 1909–17 Number produced: N/A Original list price: N/A Current SCM Median Valuation: $164,500 Tune-up cost: N/A Chassis # location: Brass plate, rear of body Engine number location: N/A Club info: Stanley Register Online Web: www.stanleyregister.net Alternatives: 1901–11 White, 1906–30 Doble, 1902–23 Stanley SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 1909 Stanley Model E2 Runabout Lot 110, s/n 4520 Condition: 4+ Sold at $49,500 Chassis number: 5088 • Former Antique Automobile Club of America First Junior and Senior Award winner • Beautiful Mountain Wagon re-creation by Stanley enthusiast Carl Amsley • Restoration completed in the early 2000s by Daryl Kendall • New boiler installed in 2009 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 167, sold for $130,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s auction in Hershey, PA, on October 12, 2018. In the world of steam cars, Stanley is by far the best- known name, even though the White Motor Company actually produced many more cars. In the heyday of steam power, Stanley produced up to 775 cars per year, and averaged about 500 cars per year from 1904 to 1919 — before steam power fell out of fashion. One claim to fame that has largely escaped notice is that the Stanley brothers appear to have invented the hotel shuttle bus. In 1909, F.O. Stanley opened the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO, and needed some people-movers to shuttle guests and luggage about 20 miles from the railway station in nearby Loveland up to his resort. Loveland is at about 5,000 feet elevation, while the hotel sits at about 7,500 feet, and most gas-powered cars of the era couldn’t make the climb. So Stanley de- 80 signed the Mountain Wagon, also known as the Model Z or Model 820, with seating for nine or 12 passengers. The Mountain Wagon was among the largest steam cars ever built, with a wooden frame and Stanley’s largest engine, good for 30 horsepower. Bring on Jay Leno! Whenever a steam car comes up for analysis, we like to make a call to Jay Leno. He’s an enthusiast and acknowledged expert on steam-powered vehicles. “They’re desirable,” Leno said, “because there’s so few of them. The 30-horse motor, which is the big motor, is sort of canceled out by the sheer size and the weight of a Mountain Wagon. It makes me laugh, the idea of taking nine people in a wooden vehicle that can go 60 miles an hour, and it has two-wheel brakes!” Not exactly original It’s hard to make blanket statements about Brass Era automobiles because at their current age, each one is very much an individual with a unique history. Many have been restored several times, or rebuilt from parts. Originality can be hard to nail down. Case in point: It is claimed that only one Stanley Mountain Wagon in existence (SCM# 256157) still carries its original coachwork, and it’s not this one. The Mountain Wagon platform could also be ordered 1915 Stanley Mountain Wagon Lot 160, s/n 15055 Condition 2 Sold at $209,000 RM Auctions, Hershey, PA, 10/10/2014 SCM# 256157 1908 Stanley Model H-5 Gentleman’s Speedy roadster Lot 144, s/n 4099 Condition: 1Sold at $203,500 RM Auctions, Hershey, PA, 10/10/14 SCM# 256151 RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, FL, 3/12/16 SCM# 271633 Sports Car Market Motorcar Studios ©2018, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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as a pickup truck, and it’s believed that some pickups have been converted to Mountain Wagons with new coachwork. “Most of those are like Lincoln’s axe,” Leno joked. “It’s on its third handle and fifth head. But it’s still Lincoln’s axe. To me it doesn’t really matter because wood that’s a hundred years old, I’m not sure how pliable that is. So the fact that you replace it with modern wood, if it’s done properly, that’s okay.” Raising a little steam in the market According to the SCM Platinum Auction Database, the first recorded auction sale of a Stanley in the six-figure range was in 2003 (SCM# 31055). Since then, prices have trended upwards, but the past few years have seen several Stanleys (SCM# 271633) sell for about $50,000. The thought they’d blow up. “But once one or two of them hit Pebble Beach, they went nuts.” Within that context, the subject sale seems like defensible money for both buyer and seller. Leno was quick to point out that there has never been a verified case of a Stanley blowing up. The boilers are equipped with pressure-relief valves, and even if the safety valve failed, the boiler would rupture rather than explode. A good price for a unique car The car in question was not held out as original in every detail by the seller, but it is a rare model with only one previously recorded Mountain Wagon sale at auction (SCM# 256157). That was the alloriginal car, and it sold for $209,000. This sale price of $130,000 is consistent with top-shelf Stanley sales of the past five years. “If you buy a Stanley hoping to flip it, I have no idea what happens,” Leno said. “A Stanley is different from other cars in that they reach a price plateau and then they stay there. Then they go to the next plateau and they just stay there. I don’t think it’s a car you would ever buy for an investment. It’s one of the few cars where the joy is in the actual operating of the car.” Steaming along The takeaway is that prices of Stanleys are not likely to move inde- “A Stanley is different from other cars in that they reach a price plateau and then they stay there. Then they go to the next plateau and they just stay there. I don’t think it’s a car you would ever buy for an investment. It’s one of the few cars where the joy is in the actual operating of the car.” — Jay Leno most recent sale in the database (SCM# 6874604) is an unrestored 1917 Touring car that changed hands for $19,040. “Steam cars have risen to this new level,” Leno said. “When I got interested in them, they were $15,000 to $25,000 because the people that wanted one couldn’t afford it. They were usually working guys like boiler men, steam men or plumbers. The people that could afford a steam car didn’t want them because they were frightened by them, and January 2019 81 pendently of the market as a whole. With a comparatively small community of collectors and buyers, the competition necessary to drive prices up dramatically simply won’t be there. But prices are also not likely to fall much, as these cars will always be interesting and collectible. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.)


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Race Car Profile 1956 Elva Mk 1/B Sports Racer This fast, fun and crude race car sold for crazy money. Did the buyer goof — or are Elva values taking off? by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: Mk 1, 1955; Mk 1/B, 1956–57 Number produced: Mk 1, 6; Mk 1/B, roughly 14–25 Original list price: $3,000 to $3,500 Current SCM Median Valuation: $60,000 Cost per hour to race: $500 Chassis # location: Tag on frame tube in engine compartment Engine # location: Right front of block Club: Elva Owners Club Web: www.elva.com/elva-owners-club. html Alternatives: 1956–58 Lotus Eleven, 1955 Lotus Mk IX, 1956 Cooper T 39 “Bobtail” SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 100B25 E lva sports racers — designed by Frank Nichols — enjoyed considerable success during the 1950s and 1960s on both sides of the Atlantic. A Kentish garage owner, Nichols had commis- sioned a Ford-engined special with which to go racing, and the result, the CSM, was first seen in 1954. Nichols put his next creation into production under the name Elva. The Elva featured a simple, light and rigid tubular chassis. Major departures from the CSM were the Standard Ten-based front suspension of wishbones and coil springs, and the engine, which was fitted with an overhead-valve conversion designed by Nichols’ mechanic, Mac Witts. A live axle was retained at the rear, located by a Panhard rod and trailing links. The Elvas proved to be very competitive in U.K. club racing. After six Mk 1 cars had been built, the Elva became available for 1956 in Mk 1/B form with a streamlined 2-seater body (built in fiberglass by Falcon Shells, an offshoot of Ashley Laminates) and the 1,098-cc Coventry Climax FWA racing engine. Although fiberglass would become almost universal for this kind of low-volume production, its use by Elva at this time was nothing less than pioneering. The other major change made on the Mk 1/B was the adoption of Elva’s own independent wishbone/coil spring front suspension. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 36, sold for $165,399, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Zoute Sale in Knokke-Heist, BEL, on October 5, 2018. Although I write monthly about an incredible range of racing cars, fundamentally I am an Elva guy. 82 I have been racing Elva sports racers (Mk 6 and Mk 7) for over 30 years, I oversaw the acquisition of a collection (now mostly dispersed) of every significant Elva ever built, and I have personal experience with virtually all of them. The true ultimate anorak and guardian of the brand is Roger Dunbar in the U.K., but I do know my way around Elvas. So I feel qualified to make this sweeping generalization: In its relatively short history, Elva grew in expertise and sophistication to a point where it easily matched Lotus and Brabham in sports racer design, and evolved into the company that produced the customer McLaren Can Am racers, but it did so from extremely humble beginnings. The Elva Mk 1, as represented in today’s subject car, was the ultimate in humble beginnings. From the beginning Frank Nichols came out of World War II as a young man with mechanical ambitions, and he soon established the London Road Garage — a successful auto repair and used-car dealership. Automotive enthusiasm was growing in the early post-war years, but austerity in Great Britain meant that virtually nobody had any money. Ford of England in those days sold the Prefect, a small sedan with an iron 1,172-cc flathead four for power, and it became the basis for lots of “everyman” racing. In 1953, Ford upgraded the car to the “100E” with an improved version of the same engine that made a whopping 36 bhp. Frank had attracted a small team of innovative mechanical engineers, and “Mac” Witts came up with an 1956 Cooper T39 Bobtail racer Lot 58, s/n N/A Condition 2+ Not sold at $183,821 H&H Auctioneers, Duxford, U.K., 10/10/07 SCM# 47261 Sports Car Market 1956 Lotus Eleven Le Mans racer Lot 80, s/n MK11210 Condition 2Sold at $209,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/14/15 SCM# 266092 1955 Lotus Mk IX racer Lot 263, s/n 55SEB2 Condition 3 Sold at $182,789 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 6/10/13 SCM# 225881 Courtesy of Bonhams


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“inlet over exhaust” conversion for the 100E that left the exhaust in the block but moved the intake into the cylinder head, allowing far better breathing and substantially improving the available horsepower. Frank quickly began producing and selling this IOE conversion to enthusiastic customers. As opposed to Colin Chapman of Lotus and most of the other young racing car entrepreneurs, Frank Nichols was not a racer himself. He was primarily a businessman who saw an opportunity on the performance side. Nichols decided that an excellent way to promote this conversion would be to build a racing car to demonstrate the engine. So he had a friend build a one-off called the CSM. When the car did well, Frank decided to get into the car construction business with a short run of an improved version of the CSM. London Road Garage (LRG) wasn’t a very inspiring name, so Frank adapted a comment made by a friend watching the CSM perform: “Elle va!” or “she goes” in French. Elva thus took its place in the ranks of racing-car manufacturers. Crude, cheap — and fast The first cars were built in the London Road Garage, beside the regular used-car business, and were decidedly crude. The frame was a simple ladder arrangement using medium-diameter round tubing with a smaller-diameter triangulated structure above it for strength and rigidity. The drivetrain was adapted from the Ford Prefect, and the entire front suspension with springs, shocks and steering was lifted intact from a Standard Ten sedan and welded to the front of the frame assembly. We had a Mk 1 (#06), and the build quality, particularly the welding, would have disappointed your high-school shop teacher. Aluminum bodywork was standard for racers of this era, but Nichols understood that price and delivery time were a huge concern in selling cars. So after using a few alloy bodies, Elva hired Ashley Laminates (later Falcon) to build a fiberglass shell using the alloy body as a mold. The complete body was then fitted over and bolted onto the running chassis. It was only a few bolts, so for any serious work, the easiest solution was to unbolt and lift the entire body off the chassis. It didn’t take 20 minutes. These cars were simple, crude and cheap, but also effective. And the cars sold. Enter the Mk 1/B The initial expectations were not particularly high, so after supply- ing a small number of cars, Elva realized that they were maybe on to something. They proceeded to upgrade the whole situation, which is where the Mk 1/B arrives. Production was expanded into a second workshop — the back of a neighboring fish-and-chips storefront — and the front suspension was revisited. Nichols had a proper fabricated front suspension with tubular A-arms and coil-over shock/springs designed, incorporating a steering box with better geometry. The Climax FW racing engine and a BMC 4-speed transmission was offered as an alternate to the original Ford with 3-speed of the earlier cars. Construction quality improved markedly. This was the first step in Elva’s journey toward becoming a serious constructor. The next important event was when American racer Chuck Dietrich discovered the Mk 1. He bought one and set himself up to be the U.S. distributor, opening up a lucrative market. Dietrich was a very competitive racer in his own right, and he ap- preciated what he saw as Elva’s essential characteristics: It was good enough and it was cheap. Chuck freely acknowledged that Lotus and Cooper made better cars, but at about $3,000 in the U.S., the Mk 1 was about half the cost of a Lotus, and a good driver could go play with them and occasionally win. All of the Mk 1/Bs destined for the U.S. carried Climax power. Is it an Mk 1 or Mk 1/B? Our subject car poses several irksome inconsistencies. The stated history has it originally delivered to the U.S., and the chassis number makes it one of the last Mk 1/Bs — built while Elva was starting on the far more sophisticated Mk II. At my request, Roger dug into his files and sent me a photograph of our subject car’s chassis with its body off. The front suspension is clearly production Standard sedan — not the later fabricated Mk 1/B design. Roger is sure that his photo is of the correct car, and the Climax engine and other details seem correct, so what is it, Mk 1 or Mk 1/B? Far more bothersome is the price paid for the car. While later Elvas soared in sophistication, competitiveness and collectibility, the Mk 1s were really more of a home-built chassis with a commercial body bolted on. They were not particularly good, had no real competitive success, and nobody I know considers them to be collectible. Why someone would pay the sale price for our subject car is beyond any of us. Roger recently sold one of the best Mk 1/Bs around for about half the subject car’s price — and was pleased. A few years back, I sold our Mk 1 (admittedly, with engine problems) for $25k and was happy to do so. Something doesn’t add up here. For lack of any good logical justification, I am stuck with conjecture. The car had been offered before the auction with an ask of $170k, so it seems someone thinks it should be worth the money. Clearly, though, this buyer wasn’t conversant with the current mar- ket. It is possible that the buyer was one of those automotive investment funds and saw it as equivalent to and cheap compared with the $225k and up required for a Lotus Eleven or Cooper. If that is so, the Elva community should hope they are correct and Elva values are skyrocketing. Otherwise, it was extremely well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) January 2019 83


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Next Gen Profile 1997 Acura Integra Type R This sale is a preview of how the market will value original, low-mileage Japanese classics in the future by William Weston Details Years produced: 1997–98, 2000–01 Numbers produced for U.S. market: 3,822 total, 320 in 1997 Original list price: $23,100 Current SCM Median Value: $44,140 Tune-up cost: $600 Distributor cap: $32.60 Chassis # location: Interior badge on center console, driver’s side of the dashboard near A-pillar Engine # location: Stamped in the front side of the engine block to the left of the exhaust headers Club: Integra Type R Club of America Web: itrca.com Alternatives: 2004–05 Volkswagen GTi R32, 1995–99 BMW M3, 1998–2000 Subaru 2.5RS SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: JH4DC2313VS002862 T his one-owner, unmodified 1997 Acura Integra Type R is number 37 of the 320 made for the U.S. market that year and has 1,191 actual miles. It has its original Championship White paint, and the interior is black suede with red stitching. The Type R engine comes hand-ported by factory Acura tuners to produce nearly 200 horsepower from the normally aspirated 1.8-liter 4-cylinder VTEC engine. These front-wheel-drive cars were outfitted with several unique components, all with performance in mind. A close-ratio 5-speed manual transmission was used, and a limited-slip differential was added so both front tires would pull at optimum traction. These cars came with larger anti-lock brakes, larger sway bars and additional body bracing to reduce body flex for better, more consistent handling. This car comes with all of the original purchase documentation and promotional items, including the window sticker, bill of sale, unopened special Type R key and spare key set. The original owner’s manuals are in a leather Acura binder with a courtesy air gauge and flashlight. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 372, sold for $63,800, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s September 27–29, 2018, Las Vegas Auction. Honda had a very strong lineup of sports cars in the 84 late 1990s. The NSX, Prelude and Integra all shared the idea of “less is more.” This allowed for a greater focus on the core design and quality in manufacturing. So when Honda offered the Type R versions of their cars, buyers knew that they were purchasing something really special. Those searching for a tuned driving experience in an affordable package coveted the Type R Integra. Honda/Acura offered more that just a little bit of extra horsepower in the Type R cars. In fact, the Type R badge assures you that every level of the car was assessed and upgraded with the intent of increased handling and speed. Stiffer, faster and lighter The body of the integra Type R was not only stiffer, but it is also lighter than its base-model equivalent. Eliminating the sunroof, rear windshield wiper, vanity mirrors, an engine mount, cruise control, and reducing weight in the dashboard insulation, the driveshaft and the floor pans made for a lighter chassis even with added chassis bracing. Additional bracing and thicker sheet metal in the rear of all Type R Integras helped reduce understeer for the front-wheel-drive platform and brought the center of gravity toward the middle of the chassis for increased handling. Because of 1995 Acura NSX-T coupe Lot 77, s/n JH4NA1185ST000105 Condition 3+ Sold at $77,000 Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/18/18 SCM# 6858125 1997 Toyota Supra Turbo 15th Anniversary coupe Lot 626, s/n JT2DE82AXV0038228 Condition 3 Not sold at $25,000 Silver Auctions Arizona, Fort McDowell, AZ, 3/30/18 SCM# 6867618 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight coupe Lot 676, s/n WBSBF9321SEH07179 Condition 1- SOLD at $121,000 this increased rigidity, the rear-wheel Barrett-Jackson, Uncasville, CT, 6/20/18 SCM# 6872586 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson


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bearing size was increased and a stiffer suspension was equipped with shorter progressive springs. Lighter wheels were wrapped with exclusively developed Bridgestone tires that were also found on the Honda/Acura NSXs. Larger brakes and a helical limited-slip differential complemented the additional tire grip. To make use of this additional handling performance, the B18C en- gine that was found in every DC2 Integra received special attention to increase the power and torque with a higher rpm. Hand assembled and balanced, the B18C5 debuted with the highest piston speed of any car engine in the world, including those found in Formula One and IndyCar at the time. With hand-polished intake and exhaust ports, a balanced rotating assembly, lighter valves and high-compression pistons with a special low-friction coating, the Honda engine was one of the most capable naturally aspirated production engines of its time. In the interior of Type Rs, red stitching on the seats and a few plaques with Type R badging denoting the production number of the chassis give the sense of driving a special offering from Acura. At its introduction, $16,100 was all you needed for a base 1997 third-gen Integra, but for those wanting that extra attention to detail, $23,100 would put you in the driver’s seat of one of the most capable naturally aspirated front-wheel-drive cars ever. This DC2 Integra Type R Looking at recently sold Type R Integras, the $63,800 price for our subject Integra Type R has raised the ceiling for pristine-condition examples. Recent sales of U.S.-market Type R Integras range from $20,000 to the $40,750 example with over 58,000 miles that sold in June 2018. In comparison to recent sales, the $63,800 price for this 1997 Type R was a steal. Why? Simply put, finding another comparable low-mileage example will be almost impossible. The original owners of these cars bought them to drive, so the only other examples with such low mileage are probably in a Japanese museum. However, Integra Type Rs with mileage over 20,000 have risen in value over the past few years, as the chassis aged and became harder to find in an unmodified state. The cultural context of late-1990s Japanese cars The culture of modifying cars for increased performance was well established with domestic cars in the United States, but it had only just started for Japanese imports in the early 1990s. Modified Japanese cars have gained more traction over the years, as importers and aftermarket tuners brought over products for the American market. Couple this onslaught of parts with a massive wave of tuner culture pouring from Japan into the U.S. Movies, games, magazines and the Internet opened Americans’ eyes to the world of Japanese aftermarket parts and tuner cars. Many younger U.S. enthusiasts were inspired to modify their Japanese cars to copy Japanese tuner culture. Over the years, an Over the years, an increasing number of Japanese cars have been modified, which diminished the number of original examples on the streets. increasing number of Japanese cars have been modified, which diminished the number of original examples on the streets. Even with the Type R additions to the Integra, upgrading was a no-brainer for many owners. Because the Honda Civic was the base car for the Integra, upgrading performance was easy and affordable. Aftermarket companies had been supporting Honda and Civics for years. Quality aftermarket tuners such as Mugen (pronounced moo-gun), Spoon Sports, Toda Racing and J’s Racing heavily supported the Integra. With this incredible diversity in parts to choose from, modifying for speed, handling and style could be achieved in countless variations. This promoted the culture of modifying, as it is a way to express oneself — much like with clothing. Originality and low miles a winning combination We are at the point where used Japanese enthusiast cars from the late 1990s are now collectible. Today’s collectors want the cars they saw growling on the streets back in the day. Japanese cars now in demand include the R32 Nissan GTR, Z32 Nissan 300ZX, SW20 Toyota MR2, Toyota Supra Mk IV, Honda/Acura NSX and Subaru Impreza 2.5RS. All of these models have been highly modified over the years, so finding original, low-mileage examples is a rare feat. And that is why this pristine Acura Integra Type R sold for huge money. Expect to see this happen over and over again with original, low-mileage Japanese collector cars. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Barrett-Jackson.) January 2019 85


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Sports Car Market AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends $34m Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas, NV, p. 108 $21m Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., p. 118 $9m Bonhams, Knokke-Heist, BEL, p. 94 $5.7m Saratoga Auto Auction, Saratoga Springs, NY, p. 130 $4m Bonhams, Beaulieu, U.K., p. 142 Roundup, p. 154 ™ Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale featured a bounty of vintage race and road cars, as well as plenty of supercars for more-modern tastes; Adam Beresford, courtesy of Bonhams


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Market Reports Overview Big-Time Fall Auction Totals Trend Up Three of five feature auctions’ totals jump by double-digit percentages Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) By Chad Tyson ($42,373 to $40,711) and sales rate (86% to 82%) also experienced single-digit drops from 2017. The top-selling car was a 1935 AC slab-tank 16/80-hp roadster that went away at $283,680. The Goodwood Revival Sale, hosted by B 1. 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 competition roadster, $1,768,108—Bonhams, U.K., p. 128 2. 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, $1,760,000—Barrett-Jackson, NV, p. 114 3. 1990 Jaguar XJR-11 racer, $1,549,534—Bonhams, U.K., p. 125 4. 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage coupe, $1,290,110— Bonhams, BEL, p. 98 5. 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso coupe, $1,199,121—Bonhams, U.K., p. 126 6. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II coupe, $1,137,943—Bonhams, BEL, p. 106 7. 1955 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette, $1,040,829— Bonhams, U.K., p. 122 8. 1937 Jaguar SS 100 3.5-Liter roadster, $820,954—Bonhams, U.K., p. 120 9. 1960 Aston Martin DB4 coupe, $733,134—Bonhams, U.K., p. 122 10. 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino, $576,034—Bonhams, U.K., p. 126 Best Buys 1959 BMC Transporter 5-ton utility, $83,787—Bonhams, U.K., p. 122 90 Bonhams for the 20th time, sold 80 of the 114 automobile lots. A 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 competition roadster sold for $1,768,108, leading this fall ritual. The $21.3m total was a 50% jump up from last year’s $14.1m sale. Several lots hit new worldrecord auction prices for their specific models. Saratoga Auto Auction is debuting in the pages of SCM. onhams returned to Beaulieu for their traditional sale at the Autojumble. Total sales were down 7% from last year’s event ($4.6m to $4.3m). Average per car 1974 BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile” coupe, sold for $242,000 at Worldwide’s 2016 Houston Classic This is their second year in business, with an auction at the Saratoga Automobile Museum and Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Of the 280 lots, 174 found new homes for a total of $5.7m in sales. Three lots tied for highest sale: A 1953 Buick Skylark convertible, 1959 Impala Tri-Power convertible and 1957 Jaguar XK 140 3.4 roadster each sold for $121k. We’re not done with Bonhams coverage just yet. The Zoute Grand Prix is the host event to Bonhams’ Zoute sale. Once again, several world-record prices fell to lots sold here including the high-sale 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage coupe at $1,290,110. The auction total of $9.2m was an increase of 42% over 2017’s total of $6.5m. Barrett-Jackson hit 100% sell-through at Las Vegas. This used to be routine when all their lots were no reserve, but in recent years certain ones were allowed reserves, meaning that 100% sell-through isn’t a sure thing. Total sales hopped up 11% from the 2017 total ($30.7m up to $34m). Same as in 2017, a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder topped the sales chart, also at $1,760,000. Our Roundup section takes a look at the motorcycles from Bonhams’ sale at the Barber Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, AL, and our first time covering the SG Auction in Winona, MN. Giving us those reports are Larry Trepel and B. Mitchell Carlson, respectively. Chad’s Quick Take: At Bonhams’ Zoute sale in Belgium, a BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile changed hands for $205,090, all in. The SCM Pocket Price Guide median is $320,000. I tagged it as a best buy for this issue, but my curiosity was piqued by that low amount. Auction analyst Leo Van Hoorick was equally puzzled by the deal. I checked the SCM Platinum Auction Database for other recent sales of those cars, mostly looking for a similar dollar figure. Russo attempted to sell a real, but Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue Bonhams September 1, 2018 September 8, 2018 Saratoga Auto Auction Saratoga Springs, NY September 21–22, 2018 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV September 27–29, 2018 Knokke-Heist, BEL October 5, 2018 Birmingham, AL October 6, 2018 October 12–13, 2018 Bonhams SG Auction Winona, MN $0 Bonhams $9.2m $1.4m $2.2m $10m 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition $20m $30m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts modified, Batmobile in Monterey 2017, where the high bid stopped at $135,000. Silverstone sold a Batmobile replica for $132,765 in February 2017. The closest price I could find for a genuine CSL Batmobile that sold was by Worldwide Auctioneers at their 2016 Houston Classic Sale for $242,000. All this is to say that there are plenty of best buys, but this one was possibly the best of the best buys featured in SCM this year. Well bought. ♦ $40m $50m $5.7m $34m Chichester, U.K. Beaulieu, U.K. Bonhams $4.3m $21.3m 1963 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $91,300—Saratoga, NY, p. 138 1919 Sunbeam 16HP tourer, $32,847—Bonhams, U.K., p. 144 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile coupe, $205,090—Bonhams, BEL, p. 102 1998 Ferrari F355 coupe, $71,500—Barrett-Jackson, NV, p. 116 Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Overview Buy/Sell/Hold American Pie: Mid-2000s domestic vehicles to look for, and to avoid by Jeff Zurschmeide Buy: 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha The apotheosis of the Hummer brand was the testosterone-soaked 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha. Based on the military HMMWV (Hum-vee), the Hummer H1 was produced right alongside the mil-spec vehicles in AM General’s Indiana production facility. While the H1 is not exactly the same rig as the army vehicles that gained fame in Desert Storm, it’s as close as you’re going to get in a civilian vehicle. The last and best of the H1 breed is the H1 Alpha. This variant was produced only during the final year of H1 production, and includes a much more powerful engine than other H1 options. The 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel produces 305 hp and 605 ft-lb of torque, passed through an Allison automatic transmission. Just 729 Alphas were produced at an original sticker price of $139,771. In recent auction sales, these are the only Hummers selling above their original MSRP. While other H1 models are typically changing hands at about 50% of original retail price, the Alphas hit a high-water mark of $184,600 (SCM# 6867661) in April 2018, with another sale at $160,000 (SCM# 6878141) in Monterey. There won’t be any more civilian Hummers, so it’s likely that the Alphas will continue to appreciate. Sell: 2003–06 Chevrolet SSR pickup Plymouth (and then Chrysler) tried to sell the Prowler “not rod” from 1997 to 2002 with lackluster results. Then GM picked up the torch with the SSR convertible retro-pickup from 2003 to ’06. The idea looks good on paper, but the hard fact is that meeting DOT standards as well as corporate risk-management and design-for-production requirements will always yield a ho-hum exterior. Then the corporate bean counters will always give in to the temptation to increase margins through compromise. They’ll saddle the factory flair with a tepid drivetrain every time. Case in point: The 2003–04 SSR received a 300 horsepower Vortec V8 engine, but at over 4,700 pounds of curb weight, it delivered a middling 0–60 time of 7.7 seconds. 2005–06 models received 390- and 395-horse LS2 engines respectively, plus an optional 6-speed manual transmission. That got the SSR to a more respectable 5.29-second time on the 0–60 dash. If you really want an SSR, go for the final years of production. However, current transaction prices are still saying sell. The 2005 SSR carried a base sticker price of $43,180, and sale prices this year are struggling to meet that mark. There are a few exceptions (SCM# 6875630 and SCM# 6873452) but most are trading from $25,000 to $35,000. The Chevy SSR is good for a trophy at the pizza shop cruise-in, but not as an investment. Hold: 2005–06 Ford GT Ford’s domestic exotic recalled the brand’s glory days of kicking Enzo Ferrari’s ass at Le Mans in the GT40. Like many limited-production supercars, outsized demand created a crazy market when the GT was new. With a sticker price of $139,995, the first 2005 Ford GT offered to the public went for $557,500 at Christie’s 2003 Pebble Beach auction (SCM# 36241). The first GTs sold through dealers commanded a six-figure markup over MSRP. The GT offered exotic performance with 550 horsepower and 500 ft-lb of torque on tap from a blown 5.4-liter V8. With the 6-speed manual transmission, the GT is good for a 3.3-second 0–60 time, besting the contemporary Lamborghini Murciélago by a good half-second. In the first eight months of 2018, 29 GTs crossed the block, and none of them saw high bids lower than $214,500. Most sold between $300,000 and $500,000. With 4,038 made and 3,221 sold in the United States, the 2005–06 Ford GT will continue to provide a good selection to choose from, but at the same time it’s likely to continue to appreciate with very little downside potential. 92 Sports Car Market BUY SELL HOLD


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL The Zoute Sale 2018 Top lot was the concours-condition 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage coupe, which sold for $1,290,110 Company Bonhams Date October 5, 2018 Location Knokke-Heist, BEL Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 36/43 Sales rate 84% Sales total $9,219,322 High sale 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage coupe, sold at $1,290,110 Buyer’s premium One of the few with faired-in headlights, this 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage coupe sold for $1,290,110 15%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.87) Report and photos by Leo Van Hoorick Market opinions in italics has developed rapidly into one of the major c car events of Western Europe. No doubt the o found their inspiration in Monterey Car Wee rally for classics and one for supercars, a concours on the golf course, exclusive car exhibitions on the dike and an auction by Bonhams, the sixth in a row. It was held in a marquee at the seafront and had 43 high-quality cars on offer. It was a huge success, with 84% of lots selling, and lengthy bidding battles between international buyers on the phone, online and in the packed sale room. No fewer than three auction records were broken. Top lot of the evening was the absolutely concours- K condition 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage coupe, which sold for a record-setting $1,290,110. The low estimate of some $1.1m looked hardly attainable, but the fact that it was a top restoration by an American and a British marque specialist surely contributed to the result — despite the fact that the original red interior was replaced with a black one. The timelessly elegant and mint-condition 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Pinin Farina was second-highest sale and broke a world record too for the model at $1,137,943, largely exceeding its pre-auction high estimate of $925,500. 94 nokke-le-Zoute is the most mundane seaside resort of the Belgian Coast. For the ninth time, it was the setting for the Zoute Grand Prix, w Knokke-Heist, BEL The biggest surprise came from a Citroën DS23 IE décapotable by Chapron, selling for an amazing $489,580. Not in concours condition and with the soft top missing, but one of only four ever produced. Rarity proved to be a decisive factor yet again. Another amazing result was realized by a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow convertible, which sold for close to three times its estimate. Obvious explana- n: It was bought new by boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who kept it for six years. Other notable results achieved were by a better-than-new Arnolt-Bristol roadster at $449,885 and a 1958 AC Ace roadster selling in the room at $370,493, despite the fact it had an AC 6-cylinder and not the legendary BMW-based 2-liter inline 6. Of the two pre-war cars on offer, an absolutely immaculate Bentley 4¼ Litre with one-off Antem body, ordered new by the legendary André Embiricos, sold for $469,732. Most notable deals to me were a very attractive dark blue Lancia Delta Integrale Evo 2 at no reserve selling for $63,513, and a rare and restored BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile with some minor needs going for $205,090. Philip Kantor, European Head of Motoring, Sales Totals $9m $7.5m $6m was extremely satisfied. The Zoute sale is a highlight of the historic-motoring scene in Europe, and the results achieved go from strength to strength. Bonhams plans to limit the number of cars on offer here to around 45 high-quality cars, as they did this year. So if you have something special, consider bringing it to Knokke-le-Zoute. ♦ $4.5m $3m $1.5m 0 Sports Car Market 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL ENGLISH #49-1936 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE con- vertible. S/N: B260GA. Black & gray/black canvas/Cognac leather. RHD. Odo: 49,596 km. One-off by French coachbuilder Antem. Frame-off restoration by Jeff McDonald’s workshop in Oregon, 2004. New paint and upholstery date from 2014. In absolute concours condition. Low windshield a trademark of Antem. Three wipers. Impeccable chrome and lacquer. Correct period accessories such as Marchal lights. Much documentation includes restoration bills and original instruction book. Toolkit and jack. U.S. title and E.U. customs clearance. Cond: 2+. historic rallies that this particular car is very effective and ready to be enjoyed. Low estimate was set at an optimistic $266k. For comparison, the last one offered at auction didn’t sell at $197k (Silverstone, July 2017, SCM# 6851343). Price offered felt reasonable to me. #47-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 SE drophead coupe. S/N: 5677504. Blue/blue canvas/ red leather. Odo: 2,319 miles. One of 709 original LHD SE models built. Delivered new in L.A. and discovered in 2003 in derelict condition, before it was brought to Europe. Nutand-bolt restoration completed in 2012. In absolute concours condition with excellent panel fit and paint, new chrome and new leather interior and carpeting. New blue soft top. Nicely detailed engine. Lucas high beams. Chrome wires shod with new Michelin X tires. Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate and Dutch registration. Cond: 2+. 2006. Some 130 of these Bertone-bodied roadsters were built. This one looked as if it was freshly built, and lost all its soul in the process. Not many comps available, but this year two have already come to auction. One sold at the RM Sotheby’s Amelia sale for $401k (SCM# 6867850) and one was sold at the Bonhams Quail sale for $368k (SCM# 6878597). This one did much better, selling slightly over its high estimate of $440k. Very well sold. SOLD AT $469,732. Ordered new by André Embiricos, racing driver and Bentley-man (yes there exists an Embiricos Bentley, but it’s not this one). Was sold at Gooding Scottsdale in 2017 for $352,000 (SCM# 6827516) and offered for sale at Artcurial Rétromobile this year, where it failed to sell at $343,644 (SCM# 6865047). It looks as if the seller was looking for a quick buck, but if you take into account commission and transport costs, there is not much left here, even though it sold close to high estimation. #26-1950 HEALEY SILVERSTONE roadster. S/N: D36. Green/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 12,654 miles. Lightweight 2-seater in very good condition. Original interior with cracked leather. Fitted with various instruments for participation in regularity rallies, such as electronic tripmaster. Sound body recently repainted. Lucas high beams. Correct side curtains. Riley engine a bit dusty. Wellmaintained and very capable rally car with racing history from day one. Impressive history file. FIVA identity card valid until 2023 and Belgian registration. Cond: 3. #35-1954 BRISTOL 404 Sports coupe. S/N: 4042030. Eng. # 100B24070. Green metallic/green leather. Odo: 11,466 km. One of only six LHDs out of 52 produced. Sold new by Belgian Bristol dealer Mannès. Known as the Businessman’s Express, the 404 has unmistakable, aeronautically inspired air intake and very pointy tips to rear fenders. Aluminum panels over ash frame, in very good condition. Chrome still excellent. Spare wheel in front fender. Green leather interior believed to be original and with beautiful patina. Some scratches in door panel at driver’s side. Rare km/h speedo. Carpeting of more recent manufacture. BMW-derived Bristol engine is later and more powerful B2 version. Various documentation, U.K. V5 registration certificate. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $218,326. This convertible looked sharp and ready for any concours. It had covered fewer than 3,000 km since its restoration. It is a sought-after SE version, but I guess that the roadsters are more attractive to most. Some spirited bidding brought the car swiftly well beyond its high estimate of $185k. Very well sold indeed. #24-1954 ARNOLT-BRISTOL BOLIDE roadster. S/N: 404X3033. Peacock Blue/gray vinyl. Odo: 90 miles. Sold new in the United States. Just coming out of the restoration shop, where it spent some two years. Better-thannew condition. All aluminum panels in the cockpit look new. Same applies to gray bucket seats and instruments. Low roadster windshield. Immaculate blue paint on perfectly straight body. Even wheelarches are perfectly painted at the inside. Excellent shut lines. Detailed engine. Correct freshly painted rims with new rubber. U.S. title with E.U. taxes paid. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $241,626. Built as Bristols were—by hand and to aircraft standards— there weren’t many to go around, and they weren’t cheap. They still aren’t. There is not much comparative material available; the last one in the SCM Platinum Auction Database was sold in 2007 for $78,967 by Bonhams in Beaulieu (SCM# 1571038). Bidding stopped close to $25k below reserve, say 9% less than hoped for. Looks like a reasonable discount to me, but the seller had other ideas. #19-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100M Le NOT SOLD AT $241,626. Not the most beautiful or elegant, but rather a purposeful sports car. Eligible for many interesting historic events. I was told by a regular competitor in 96 SOLD AT $449,885. Not much history, except that it belonged to a Ray Erickson before it was imported from the U.S. into Europe in Mans roadster. S/N: BN2L230581. Light blue & cream/blue vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 66,266 km. One of 640 factory-built examples. Sold new in the U.S. and brought to Switzerland in 2010 after a no-expense-spared restoration. Matching numbers. Correct louvered bonnet, painted wires. Original factory color scheme. Excellent chrome, straight panels and better-than-new shut lines. Lucas high beams and badge bar. Seats with gray piping and blue carpets look new. Rare hand-built wooden steering wheel by Donald Healey. Nicely detailed engine. Gold-level certification by the 100M registry of Bill Meade. Belgian registration. Cond: 2-. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL work still excellent. Correct side curtains. New Michelin X tires. Nicely detailed engine bay with 2.0-L AC inline 6. Four-speed with overdrive. Soft top, tonneau cover, tools and extra set of painted wires and a quantity of spare parts. German registration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $211,710. Multiple-concours-winning 100M, the most interesting variant of the Austin-Healey, apart from the ultra-rare 100S. This car was sold at the Bonhams Spa Sale in 2014 (I knew we’d met before) for $204,755 (SCM# 6709641). It failed to sell at this year’s Bonhams Monaco sale, where it was bid to $179,010 (SCM# 6872013). It now sold just over its high estimate, only a few thousand dollars above the 2014 result. Still, fair transaction all around. #36-1956 ELVA MK 1/B Sports racer. S/N: 100B25. Eng. # FWA7065. Red/brown vinyl. RHD. Very original and, according to the owner, one of 15 built. Restored to original specification and matching numbers. Fiberglass body was very rare in those days. Overall good condition except for large crack under the license-plate holder. Paint on outer skin good. Door at driver’s side for homologation purposes only. Spartan interior with decent aluminum paneling. Two tiny bucket seats in good condition. Painted wires matte. Coventry Climax engine with Derrington upgrade and two Webers instead of SU carbs. ASI plaque. Italian registration papers. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. lights. Five-year, concours-standard restoration by Kevin Kaye, plus extra work by marque specialist R.S. Williams. Practically perfect both inside and out. Retrimmed black leather interior. Three-spoke wooden steering wheel. Extremely well-detailed engine. Chrome wheels, tinted windows, two wing fuel tanks and Vantage spec were period options. Period Blaupunkt radio. Old Vredesteins due for replacement. Matching numbers. Documentation on the restoration, Aston Martin Certificate of Origin, BMIHT certificate and U.K. V5 document. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $370,493. The AC Ace was an influential and widely imitated design. Of the original with a 2.0-L AC engine, only 226 were produced, but the Bristol-powered version is more attractive. This particular car sold at Bonhams’ Carmel sale in 2014 for $280,500 (SCM# 6710466). According to the SCM Platinum Auction Database, it only covered some 400 miles since, so a nice ROI for the seller. #21-1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N: 877837. Silver/black canvas/ red leather. Odo: 61,648 km. Original French delivery car, in Belgium since 2015, where it was restored. Body in very good condition, repainted recently. New seats but otherwise largely original interior. Aluminum of center console scratched. Original radio and electric antenna. New soft top, cover with red piping. Mechanically completely overhauled and some improvements fitted, such as electric ignition, alternator, aluminum radiator and Kenlowe electric fan. New brake master cylinder and pistons. Overhauled transmission with new clutch. New wiring loom and fuse box. Stainless-steel exhaust. Invoices for some $60k and photographic record on file. Complete with toolkit, instruction manual, etc. JDHT Certificate and Belgian papers. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $165,399. The tiny British Elva Sports racers enjoyed considerable success during the 1950s and ’60s. As sure an entry ticket as most anything to the world’s most exclusive circuit events such as Le Mans Classic or Goodwood Revival Meeting. Ready to be enjoyed. Sold just over low estimate, which looks fair to me, but I didn’t say this is a cheap entry ticket to the mentioned events. (See profile, p. 82.) #25-1958 AC ACE roadster. S/N: AEX1012. Eng. # CLB2389WTEN. Black/ black canvas/beige leather. Odo: 43,882 miles. Original left-hand drive, as it was sold new to California. First restored before 1996. A second restoration in the U.S. finished around 2011, costing over $150k, with invoices on file. Beige leather interior slightly patinated, driver’s seat back lightly scratched. Wooden Moto-Lita steering wheel. Paint and bright- 98 SOLD AT $1,290,110. Stunning example of this mythical British sports car. One of the few with faired-in headlights, as on later DB5. Almost unbelievable that the car was presented with very old tires, one of which was even deformed. This would have cost valuable points at a concours. Estimated prices looked rather aggressive with a low estimate of $1.1m. But that was quickly forgotten as the car sold for a new auction record for the model. Well sold. #39-1969 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series II 4.2 convertible. S/N: 1R11816. Red/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 25,610 miles. Delivered new to New York. Restored in 2010 and mechanically rebuilt in 2015. At that occasion it was converted to European engine specification, complete with three SU carbs and sixbranch exhaust manifold. U.S.-spec enlarged side and rear lights still in place. Visibly repainted, with some orange peel on driver’s door. Chrome overall good but some speckles around windshield. Older re-upholstered vinyl seats with headrests. Non-period Pioneer stereo. Chrome on handbrake flaking. Engine well detailed. Chromed wires and tires recently renewed. Comes with Jaguar Heritage Certificate, U.K. MoT and U.K. registration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $178,631. Desirable matchingnumbers Series I in nice color combination. Apart from the early flat floors, the Series I are considered the most pure of the E-types. This one was certainly okay, but missing the wow factor. This was reflected in the hammer price, just under mid-estimate. Fair both ways. TOP 10 No. 4 #41-1962 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series V Vantage coupe. S/N: DB41133L. Eng. # 3701111SS. Black/black leather. Odo: 1,036 km. Delivered new in California. One of a mere 17 original LHDs; fewer than half of them had covered head- SOLD AT $92,623. Offered at the Bonhams Beaulieu sale in early September, where it did not sell at a $96,816 high bid (SCM# 6879041). A decent XKE described by the seller as a driver’s car rather than a show queen. To me it was just a no-stories E-type. Sports Car Market


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Fresh Meat by Chad Taylor Online sales of contemporary cars 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe Pity about the American-spec side lights. Low estimate of $81k was enough for me, yet it sold mid-estimate. Well sold. Date sold: 10/25/2018 eBay auction ID: 292784725982 Seller’s eBay ID: davidv27765 Sale type: Used car with 1,100 miles VIN: WP0AD2A90JS156448 Details: Lava Orange over Espresso leather; 3.8-L twin-turbocharged H6 rated at 580 hp and 516 ft-lb, 7-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $192,000, Buy It Now, sf 456 MSRP: $244,650 (as equipped) Other current offering: Stevinson Imports of Littleton, CO, selling a 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S coupe in Jet Black over black leather with 12 miles, for $235,399. 2018 Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe #40-1970 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW convertible. S/N: DRX9108. Silver metallic/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 4,514 miles. One of 272 left-hand-drive convertibles. Bought new by Muhammad Ali, who kept it for six years. Silver metallic is not the original color. Straight panels, good shut lines and paint still very good. Chrome overall very good, but some scratches on rear bumper. Car was hanging a bit to the left side. Original interior with optional headrests. Back seat slightly cracked. Driver’s seat a bit baggy. Engine bay clean and well cared for. Among the documentation is a copy of Clay’s temporary driver’s license and a photo book. Dutch registration. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2. documentation. U.K. registration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $489,580. An original Chapronbodied cabriolet, retaining its original chassis. One of the very last, and with the most powerful engine. Good normal ones don’t come cheap, and this was a very rare specimen. Low estimate of $277k looked very reasonable for a car that was not in top condition. But rarity was the determining factor here, and it sold for a new world-record price for the model. Extremely well sold. #52-1983 RENAULT R5 Turbo 2 hatch- back. S/N: VF1822000E0000338. Brown/ beige velvet. Odo: 51,685 km. Advertised as unrestored, with genuine low mileage. Original paint with very 1980s color combination. Paint good, straight panels but gray plastic spoiler boards on roof faded and uneven. All other plastic in good condition. Interior clean but with lots of plastic, including steering wheel. No radio. Driver’s seat shows use. Correct and unscathed rims, shod with good Michelin TRX tires. Engine bay well detailed. Car seems to have been always well maintained, with lots of documents to prove it. U.K. V5 and Belgian registration. Cond: 3+. Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL Date sold: 10/07/2018 eBay auction ID: 173559446434 Seller’s eBay ID: audinorlando Sale type: New car with 103 miles VIN: WUAKBAFX2J7902108 Details: Dynamite Red over black leather; 5.2-L V10 rated at 602 hp and 413 ft-lb, 7-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $206,915, Buy It Now, sf 52 MSRP: $194,400 (base) Other current offering: In Arlington, VA, Audi Arlington offering a 2018 Ara Blue Crystal Effect over black leather Audi R8 V10 Plus coupe for $174,784, with 978 miles. 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe SOLD AT $152,167. Most-advertised car of this sale, with much attention in local press. Low estimate of $46k was close to SCM’s median value for the model, but the celebrity status played a major role here. The car sold for more than triple the low estimate. Extremely well sold. FRENCH Date sold: 10/20/2018 eBay auction ID: 283209182495 Seller’s eBay ID: jdiesel25 Sale type: New car with 200 miles VIN: 1G1Y52D91K5800684 Details: Sebring Orange over Jet Black leather; 6.2-L supercharged V8 rated at 755 hp and 715 ft-lb, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $140,000, 23 bids, sf 750 MSRP: $143,950 (as equipped) Other current offering: Premier Sports Cars Co. of Springfield, MO, asking $142,270 for a Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat over Jet Black leather 2019 Corvette ZR1 coupe with 3 miles. ♦ 100 #27-1973 CITROËN DS23 IE cabriolet. S/N: DSFG00FG0041. Silver metallic/black leather. Odo: 10,592 km. One of only four Chapron-built 23 IE (fuel-injected) DS convertibles. Sold new in France, spent the past 12 years in the U.K. Older paint in good condition. Straight panels and good gaps. Chrome overall good, but some minor scratching on bumpers. Swiveling headlights. Black wipers on silver wiper arms. Soft top missing, only the frame comes with the car, but seller will contribute to the fabrication of a new one. Leather seats a bit dry. Large tear in carpet at the front. Standard dashboard and no radio. Unscathed standard hubcaps, older Michelins. Recent thorough mechanical overhaul with invoices on file. Extensive Chapron build SOLD AT $119,087. An iconic car of the turbo era, then considered a bombshell, with 162 hp in a lightweight body. The turbo lag could nearly be counted in seconds. In fact, there were two at this sale, the other being a white Turbo 1 with rare Bertone interior (Lot 51). Also very original and with only 35,760 km on the clock, but looking a tad less fresh. It failed to sell at $98,345 against a reserve of $127,270. This less-rare Turbo 2 surpassed its low estimation of $104k by 15%. Rather well sold. #32-2018 ALPINE A110 Première Edition coupe. S/N: VFAAEFD0060566900. Bleu Alpine/black leather. Odo: 10 km. Number one of 1,955 Première Editions built. 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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL seats with blue stitching, tricolor badges, etc. Delivery miles. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $92,623. Unlike at other recent auctions, there was only one new sports car at this sale. Offered for sale directly by the Alpine factory, which has become a fully independent subsidiary of Renault. It’s forbidden to speak about Renault Alpine from now on! Coincidentally, the reserve price of $69,500 is the list price of the car in Belgium, but if you order now, it will take 14 months before the car is in your garage. Somebody who couldn’t wait that long paid an extra 34% to take it home right away. With a bonus: He can brag that he owns number one. GERMAN #38-1955 PORSCHE 356 Pre-A Speed- ster. S/N: 80990. Signal Red/beige canvas/ beige vinyl. Odo: 535 miles. Delivered new to the U.S. via importer Max Hoffmann. Moved to Italy quite some time ago, where it benefited from a complete restoration including mechanics. At that time the original black interior was replaced by the current beige interior. Engine was again overhauled recently with replacement of the clutch and flywheel. A new beige soft top fitted at the same occasion. This rare 1600-cc Pre-A Speedster was very well presented overall. ASI document, various invoices and photographs of engine rebuild, copy of original specification sheet. Italian registration papers. Cond: 2-. Porsche Kardex. German paperwork. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $238,174. These 1965–66 911 cars have become very desirable, and original examples such as this one are rare. This was an excellent specimen, other than the new seats that didn’t look 100% correct to me. Apart from that, and the red competition belts, it was very close to concours condition, as was reflected by the hammer price, 15% above high estimation. Very rare color, sunroof and superb restoration made this car special. Sold at correct market price, maybe a bit of a good buy. #29-1968 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N: 11800760. Tangerine/black vinyl. Odo: 86,467 km. Delivered new in Italy with unique indicators, only fitted for the Italian market. Older restoration, with underbody and rockers recently redone. Original Tangerine color. Paint holding well, good panel fit. Horn grilles at the front pitted. Original leatherette interior still okay. Carpeting shows age. Driver’s seat baggy. Some rust along slides of seats. Door sill at driver’s side scratched. Engine bay well kept. Carburetors recently overhauled. Fuchs rims with Vredestein Sprint tires in good condition. 2016 data report estimates value at $202,000. Belgian registration. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $396,957. The Speedster was, in effect, an “economy” model intended to compete with the cheaper British sports cars on the U.S. market. Now it is among the most expensive vintage Porsches. In recent times, I witnessed some of these crossing the block for close to $500k. It is almost a relief to see this one cross the block for less than $400k, which I deem more realistic for a rather unsophisticated machine. #18-1966 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N: 303951. Silver metallic/black leather. Odo: 40,475 km. One of the early, short-wheelbase cars, delivered new to Europe in 1966. Options included a Webasto sunroof and Becker Monte Carlo radio, still in place. Recently restored to very high standards by marque specialists in Germany, with invoices totaling over $110k. Some special options were installed, such as full leather seats, chrome wheels and Sparco safety harness. Chromed rims shod with Pirelli P6 rubbers. Original wooden steering wheel. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, invoices and a copy of the old January 2019 SOLD AT $132,319. One of the last SWB 911s in desirable S-version. Matching numbers and very original. The low estimate of close to $140k was lower than the median value of the SCM Pocket Price Guide, set at $148k, way below the optimistic value of the accompanying data report. The low estimate was not reached, but the seller, who had four cars in the sale, had to let go, no reserve obliging. Well bought. #45-1973 PORSCHE 911E Targa. S/N: 9113211044. Metallic blue/black polyester/ black vinyl & cloth. Odo: 608 km. Nut-andbolt restoration in 2013, with special attention to corrosion protection. On the same occasion the mechanicals were overhauled. Car has 101


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL only covered a few km since, as is exemplified by the odometer, which was zeroed at the time of restoration. Straight panels with excellent shut lines, high-quality paint job. Interior very good except for worn carpet at driver’s side. Detailed engine perfect. Unscathed Fuchs rims with Blockley tires. Comes with documents and photos relating restoration, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, owner’s manual and tool kit. E.U. customs document confirming taxes paid and old U.S. title. Cond: 2+. $277,500. I wonder why the seller let it go; was there something I missed? Always possible, of course, but, even then, rather well bought. #31-1975 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI coupe. S/N: 9115600366. White/brown vinyl. Odo: 56,825 km. Bare-metal respray carried out in 2016 to the highest standards. All rubber seals replaced on that occasion. Engine and gearbox overhauled in the process, too. Odometer went around once. Engine bay very well detailed. Original interior very well kept in period red-brown color. Philips radio correct for year. Ceiling soiled and wrinkled around rear window. Fairly new Pirelli P6000s on unscathed Fuchs rims. Comes with books, tools, owner’s manual and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Belgian registration. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $126,566. Ready for any concours commemorating the 70th anniversary of Porsche. Median price in SCM’s price guide is $99,500. This was not just another 2.4 Targa, though, but an excellent specimen in what I think are very attractive colors. Although it was offered at no reserve, it was reported as unsold by Bonhams. BEST BUY #50-1973 BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile coupe. S/N: 2275537. Silver metallic/ black vinyl & cloth. Odo: 57,297 km. With only some 110 Series I CSL Batmobiles built, this is a rare bird. Since 1975 with the same owner, who at some point dismantled it in anticipation of restoration. This explains the low mileage, believed genuine. Real restoration started only this year, including a repaint and thorough mechanical rebuild including replacement of many parts. Good panel fit, but driver’s door a bit off. Chrome around windshield pitted. M-striping on flanks faded. Interior clean with Scheel bucket seats without headrests. Safety belts soiled. New carpets and headlining. Three-spoke sports steering wheel. Clean engine bay with new hoses and showing that a lot of work was performed. Correct Alpina-like rims clean. Comes with invoices and history of restoration. U.K. registration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $158,783. Direct successor of the legendary 2.7 Carrera RS, but at a fraction of the price. Not very exciting colors might have played a role in the lukewarm reactions in the room. Sold mid-estimate. Well bought considering unmolested and well-restored condition. #28-1980 PORSCHE 924 Carrera GT coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ93ZBN700093. Silver metallic/black cloth. Odo: 79,337 km. One of only 406 built. Delivered new to Germany. Finished in the model’s rarest color. Fitted with the only three options possible: removable sunroof, 16-inch Fuchs wheels and limited-slip differential. Low mileage genuine and car is completely original, including paint which is still very good—except for some stone chips at the front. Interior in excellent original condition. Original Blaupunkt Berlin radio with flexible stalk. All tools and books in original pouch. Full service history and Porsche Kardex printout. Porsche Certificate of Conformity. Belgian registration. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. most desirable, and prices haven’t followed the movement of the rear-engined Porsches. But this very well-preserved and original example with desirable options stands out. Sold very close to its high estimate, which is fair all around. #16-1987 BMW M635 CSi coupe. S/N: WBAEE310601052697. White/black leather. Odo: 51,387 km. One registered owner from new. Never restored and in excellent condition throughout, with under 52,000 km on the clock. Excellent gaps and chrome. Correct BBS alloys in good shape, shod with new Michelin TRX GTs. Numerous options include electric sunroof, tinted windows, Becker Mexico audio and electric seats. Sports interior excellent, black buffalo leather a bit dry, carpeting as-new. Engine clean and with full service history. Complete toolkit, history and literature. Belgian registration. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $79,391. The M variant of the 6-Series appeared in 1984; only 3,283 EUspec, non-catalyst examples were built. The engine is a development from that of the M1 supercar, making it the most powerful and attractive version. This car came from a wellknown collection, the keeper of which passed away too soon, last year. Bidding went swiftly past the $75k high estimate, and rightly so for a unique car in time-warp condition. Fair all around. #15-1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 500SL convertible. S/N: WDB1070461A097130. White/black canvas, white hard top/blue leather. Odo: 25,721 km. Absolutely original and excellent condition throughout, in accordance with very low mileage. Passenger’s compartment immaculate, with wood-finish console, leather steering wheel and blue leather upholstery showing only the slightest signs of use. Numerous options include a/c, heated seats, power windows and Becker Grand Prix radio. Rare rear-seat option. Hard top with heated rear screen and stand. Very tidy engine bay. Recent full service with SOLD AT $205,090. The Batmobile was BMW’s homologation special for Group 2 racing. The most recent coming to auction remained unsold at RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale at $310,284 (SCM# 6871969). This one looked sound although not really exciting; rather a bit faded. It sold way under its low estimate of 102 SOLD AT $102,547. Without doubt the 924 with the most potential. The 924 line is not the Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL transferrable warranty (valid until February 2019). Full history and documentation. French Carte Grise. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $63,513. There are plenty of good R107s, but most are not very collectible. If, however, you fancy one, the V8s are the ones to look for. This one had much going for it. Immaculate original condition and genuine low mileage. Low estimate was set at $81k. To my surprise, it never came close to this realistic figure, considering condition. In fact, bidding never really started. No-reserve can cause bad surprises for the seller. This was a really bad one. #23-1992 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ96ZN5491563. British Racing Green/Sherwood Green leather. Odo: 31,878 km. Low-mileage specimen of the ultimate incarnation of the 964. Special order with unique color scheme of BRG with green leather Recaro bucket seats. Heigo roll bar, red safety harnesses and unusual three-spoke steering wheel. Magnesium rims in body color from new. Paint still excellent, straight body. Only right rear wing repainted. Engine compartment in line with rest of car. One owner from new. Instruction manual, service book, Belgian Carte Grise and purchase and service invoices with the car. Cond: 2. 3.6-liter Turbo was produced in limited numbers. It is a powerful and very desirable car for the Porsche enthusiast. This one had great specifications, full history, matching numbers and only one owner from new on top of that. But the low estimate was rather hefty at $370k. Still, I can’t blame the owner for taking it back home, even if bidding fell only 6% short. #30-1993 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N: WP0ZZZ962P5470303. Blue metallic/ black leather. Odo: 62,768 km. The ultimate incarnation of the Type 964. Original low mileage and in very well-preserved condition. Stone chips on both rear wheelarches. Numerous options such as electric sun roof and Sony CD audio. Spectacular Speedline rims shod with Bridgestone rubber. Beautiful leather interior. Mechanical refurbishment carried out recently following the 111-point check. Belgian registration. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2-. 791F160141. Silver metallic/black & gray leather. Odo: 6,032 km. Almost new, limitededition version of the SL. The Black Series consists of 2-seater fixed-head coupe designs only. The folding hard top is replaced by a fixed carbon-fiber roof. A 6.0-liter V12 with larger turbochargers, a bigger intercooler and a new exhaust system yield a maximum 670 hp and 737 ft-lb of torque. Weight reduced by some 250 kg, thanks to the use of lightweight materials. Unscathed alloys shod with good Dunlop SP Sport Maxx. Black-and-gray leather interior as-new. Fully optioned. Complete maintenance history. Offered with all books and tools and at no reserve. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $224,942. Still with classic aircooled engine and rear-wheel drive, this Turbo remains faithful to the original concept of the 911. In its rare and desirable configuration, this is a true collector car for Porsche fans. It flew past its high estimate of $208,250. Well sold. NOT SOLD AT $345,180. One of the most expensive models in the Porsche range, the #48-2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series coupe. S/N: WDB2304- SOLD AT $310,950. One of 350 built, of which 175 for Europe, where it was on the market for approximately $380,000 without options. The SCM database has two comparable vehicles that sold this summer, one by Russo and Steele for $203k (SCM# 6878468) and one by Mecum for $165k (SCM# 6878228). They probably weren’t as pristine as this one. Very well sold in my opinion. ITALIAN #34-1948 FIAT-SIATA 750 roadster. S/N: 7200148. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 1,878 km. One-off built by a Mr. Bertolini, who made several small sports cars in that period. Based on a Fiat Topolino chassis, with additional tubular reinforcement. Restored by KCA in Milan in 2012. A completely new body was made with some alterations compared to the original. Chromed transverse leaf spring at the front. Twin plexiglass windshields imitating original single one. Spartan interior with beautiful instruments. Rare cork-rimmed steering wheel with some play. Rebuilt Siata 750 Type B engine fitted with one Weber DR32 carb, not as clean as rest of car. Tiny Michelin X tires on very nice steel rims. Continuous history since 1948. Large book with pics and 104 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL original documents including copies of old Italian registration. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $310,950. Entered the 1948 Mille Miglia, but did not finish. This grants guaranteed entry into the Mille Miglia Storica. And that’s likely the only reason why some frenetic bidding broke loose. I honestly thought that the low estimate of close to $290k was optimistic, but the car sold for $22k more. Extremely well sold in my opinion. #46-1951 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS Villa d’Este coupe. S/N: 915910. Blue/green cloth. Odo: 1,889 km. One of only 36 Carrozzeria Touring-bodied Villa d’Este 6Cs, according to catalog. Excellent presentation with straight panels, perfect paint and good brightwork. Very nice interior in green cloth. Beautiful wooden steering wheel. Fitted luggage. Well-detailed engine. Illustrated report of restoration, which amounted to some $460k. Belgian registration. Cond: 2. but should be rubber. Nice brown plastic steering wheel, kind of turtle imitation. Headliner a bit wrinkled. ASI and FIVA documents. Dutch registration. Cond: 3. recently. Reupholstered interior and new carpeting very good. Period Clarion radio. Good original dials and plastic-rimmed Nardi wheel. Repainted in original body color. Good, straight panel fit and good chrome. Older Michelin tires on redone steel wheels, with immaculate hubcaps. Mechanically refreshed with upgraded carbs and transmission, invoices and photographs on file. Engine bay clean. French registration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $173,338. Participated in the 1954 and 1955 editions of the Mille Miglia, which makes it a guaranteed Mille Miglia entrant. That is enough reason for some to lose all reasonableness. Notwithstanding an aggressive price setting, the car was hammered down just over low estimate, at about seven times the price of a normal Millecento. SOLD AT $529,276. I did some research on this car for a potential bidder living abroad. This car was considered lost for many years and was unearthed in Sicily a few years back. I even found a picture of the car as found: not barn but rather junkyard find. Car rebuilt in Italy, but the coachbuilder took some liberties during reconstruction. The greenhouse is very different and much lower than on the other Villa d’Estes. The stamping of the numbers is also very different. It seems only the chassis is correct; the engine is a 2,500 I6 but with restamped numbers. Body was mostly built from scratch, so not so much left from the original car. The car surfaced at the RM Sotheby’s sale in Paris in 2016, where it remained unsold at $657,000 (SCM# 6798299). I advised Bonhams of my findings and the car was (subsequently?) offered at the Zoute sale at no reserve. Hammer price was well below the original estimate of $810,000, but still a lot of money for a car that will be suspicious forever. (See profile, p. 74.) #44-1954 FIAT 1100 TV sedan. S/N: 103TV033956. Gray & blue metallic/gray cloth. Odo: 22,211 km. TV stands for Tourismo Veloce, the high-performance variant of the popular Fiat 1100 4-door saloon. Restored some 10 years ago in Italy. Straight body and two-tone paint. Roof is blue metallic, a bit matte. Blue is repeated on rims. Good chrome. Suicide doors at the front. 1955 Mille Miglia racing number on doors. Centrally mounted high-beam characteristic of TV version. Gray cloth seats in good condition, new blue carpets 106 #17-1957 FIAT-ABARTH 750 Series I Zagato coupe. S/N: 418163. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 10,925 km. Delivered new in Italy, imported into Belgium only last year. Restoration carried out more than 20 years ago, but holds up well. Body said to be largely original. Paint still decent. Straight panels and good gaps. Brightwork good, but high beams rusted. Headlights covered with plexiglass covers. Plexi windows scratched and matte, with big stain on rear window. Correct Campagnolo rims repainted silver and shod with old tires. Vinyl interior in good shape, as are rubber carpets. Ceiling soiled. Plastic-rimmed Nardi steering wheel. Nice dash with three big clocks. Engine bay very clean. FIVA identity card and Belgian registration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $125,703. Attractive styling, 4-seater body by Touring. An elegant and stylish driver, and if you ask me, generally underrated, which is certainly the case for the 2,600-cc version. This one was sold mid-estimate, well above the price guide median value of $79,500. Not underrated here, but rather well sold. #22-1960 FERRARI 250 GT Series II coupe. S/N: 1625GT. Eng. # 1625GT. Nocciola Brown/Cognac leather. Odo: 1,443 km. Sold new in Belgium by famed Ferrari dealer Jacques Swaters of Garage Francorchamps. Factory disc-brake car. Extensively restored 2005–09 by some of the greatest names in Ferrari land: Dino Cognolato and his team for the bodywork and Corrado Patella’s Autofficina Omega for a full mechanical restoration. Lupi retrimmed the interior and Elettrauto Franco took care of the electrics and instrumentation. New Borrani wires. Restoration invoices, all-important Ferrari Classiche Red Book, Massini Report and Belgian registration. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 6 SOLD AT $145,551. Like many of Carlo Abarth’s GT cars, this coupe was based on the Fiat 600. Zagato was one of the house coachbuilders; its double-bubble roofline is mostly associated with Abarth. Although the 750 was production-based, the customer had such freedom of choice, including engine specification, that it is rare to find two identical cars. You don’t see these often, but early examples (pre1958) attract much attention in Western Europe, as they are Mille Miglia eligible. Sold above high estimate of $139k, which is still market-correct in Knokke-le-Zoute. #20-1959 ALFA ROMEO 2000 Spider. S/N: AR1020400828. White/black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 50 km. Sold new in France. Bought in 2014 as semi-finished restoration project. Current owner finished restoration SOLD AT $1,137,943. Winner of the Prix d’Elegance at the Zoute Concours in 2014. One of 353 built between 1958 and 1960. Absolutely perfect, although the color was not to everybody’s liking. That didn’t deter enthusiastic bidders, resulting in a new auction record for the model, well over the high estimate of $925k. Extremely well sold, but worth every penny, in my opinion. (See profile, p. 70.) #33-1963 FERRARI 250 GTE Series III 2+2 coupe. S/N: 4093GT. Eng. # 4093GT. Silver metallic/red leather. Odo: 40,464 km. Total restoration in Switzerland in 2005 holding perfectly. The first of 300 Series IIIs built Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL and fitted with the desirable overdrive. Matching numbers. Straight with excellent panel fit and chrome, except for mildly scratched rain gutters. Immaculate red leather interior, period radio. Chrome Borranis with older Michelin XWXs. Impeccable engine bay. Toolkit, Massini Report and Ferrari Classiche certification. Belgian registration. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $368,192. Excellent all around and with nice color combo. Sold at RM’s 2007 Maranello sale, where it went for $193,050 (SCM# 1569682). It was again sold at RM’s Monaco sale in 2012 for a thenworld-beating $282,828 (SCM# 4773921). It had only covered 683 km since the previous sale. It covered 1,881 km since 2012, but according to the invoices that come with the car, over $29k spent on maintenance. Bidding stopped close to the $381k low estimate, but I can’t blame the seller for taking this perfect car back home, especially considering that the SCM median value is set at $453k. #14-1993 LANCIA DELTA HF Integrale Evo 2 hatchback. S/N: ZLA831AB000583005. Black/beige Alcantara. Odo: 57,850 km. Well maintained with relatively low mileage. Paint and body in good condition except for some stone chips on the mirrors. Unscathed rims with good Yokohama tires. Beige Alcantara interior in very good condition. Door interiors still covered in plastic, but torn and loose at the top—time to remove it. Kenwood radioCD and nice leather Momo steering wheel. Engine bay overall in good condition, with no visible oil leaks. Sold new in Italy, only recently imported into Belgium. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $63,513. The last desirable Lancia, no doubt. Production stopped in 1994, so this must be one of the last. I remember that every Lancia dealer in Western Europe was forced to take one in their showroom and that most had a hard time selling it. The “Grale” has a strong reputation and excellent road manners, but most of them have had a rough life. This one looked well kept, with mileage probably genuine. Sold just over low estimate. Well bought. © January 2019 107


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV Barrett-Jackson — Las Vegas 2018 A 300-mile Porsche 918 Spyder topped the sales chart at $1,760,000 Company Barrett-Jackson Date September 27–29, 2018 Location Las Vegas, NV Auctioneers Joseph Mast and the Mast auctioneers Automotive lots sold/offered 739/739 Sales rate 100% Sales total $34,049,345 High sale 2015 Porsche 918 spyder, sold at $1,760,000 Top seller — 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, sold at $1,760,000 Report and photos by Travis Shetler Market opinions in italics vention area with cars set to cross the auction block. In addition to numerous celebrities, the public had access to vendors selling everything from car-care products to a Lear jets. There was a Burt Reynolds diorama set up. B included a black Trans Am, wedding dress trailin the passenger’s window, being pursued by that Pontiac LeMans sedan and a Burt Reynolds look-alike in full costume posing for photographs. Mr. Reynolds was originally scheduled to be at the auction in Las Vegas as a number of his vehicles were on the docket. The combined sales prices of his vehicles alone totaled $379,500. Rest arrett-Jackson finished out their 2018 auction season with their 11th annual sale in Las Vegas. The auction again filled the gigantic Mandalay Bay con- in peace, Bandit. At the end of the auction, 739 vehicles crossed the block in Las Vegas. While there were a few reserve vehicles, Barrett-Jackson had a 100% sell-through rate. Sales were up for 2018, with the high sale being a repeat of 2017: a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder at $1,760,000. In second place was Lot 748, a 2018 McLaren 720S, which sold for $352,000. It was heavily optioned and was painted in special-order Black Amethyst, a black that reveals a hint of purple as you approach the car. Rounding out the top three sales was Lot 739, a 1999 Shelby Series 1 convertible, which sold for $205,700. One of 60 built with a supercharger, the 450-horsepower Shelby was silver with red stripes. Barrett-Jackson takes community service seriously. There are al- ways charity cars, and this year was no exception. More than $1,000,000 was raised from the sale of charity vehicles in Las Vegas. Six vehicles were sold to benefit various charities. These included a 1956 Thunderbird, a 2015 Ford Shelby GT350 and even a boat. Barrett-Jackson refers to Las Vegas as their 2018 McLaren 720S coupe, sold at $352,000 108 second home. The bidders had the opportunity to acquire everything from the sublime to the ridiculous. The observers were treated to the usual over-the-top sights associated with the Las Vegas sale and everyone was generally happy to be there. Las Vegas and Barrett-Jackson have a date next year, and while both know it will go well, everyone is curious to see exactly how everything plays out in 2019. ♦ Sales Totals $30m $35m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV ENGLISH #757-1937 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE sedan. S/N: B190KT. Blue/Magnolia leather. This handsome Bentley makes a bold statement in bright blue livery. Paint is good, and the handfitted panels are still in good alignment. With a long-term owner since 1976, the vehicle was restored in 1997. Has been maintained by Bentley mechanics and still has the original owner’s manual. Cond: 2-. loose to define. The seller realized a price that surely is near the top of the market, whereas the buyer obtained a fun driving conversationstarter that will stand out from the crowd. #684-1997 LAND ROVER DEFENDER with the rare hard top, hard to do at any time. There should be no disappointments here. #44-1972 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N: CC80647U. Saffron Yellow/Saffron Yellow hard top/black vinyl. Odo: 62,805 miles. Very unrestored with evidence of paint issues, dried rubber seals and some areas of surface rust. Adhesive stripes along rocker panels starting to come off. It’s been cared for, but perhaps it was inherited along the way and cared for a bit less more recently. Interior is actually in quite good condition. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $37,400. The car projects its heritage of luxury and racing. Well bought. The provenance and colors ensure that this Bentley will prove to be a good investment for the new owner. #786-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II BT7 convertible. S/N: HBT7L16819. Red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 47,830 miles. This fully documented Healey is well prepared. Paint and panel fit is good. Drivetrain rebuilt in England in 2010. Sold new in Los Angeles, the car is very well sorted. Cond: 1-. 90 SUV. S/N: SALDV2245VA120353. Yellow/ black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 29,470 miles. Very good truck, with no apparent issues. Perhaps a full and thorough detailing is all the truck could use. Badger bikini top and seat covers. Low miles and no off-road history. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $85,800. Well sold. One of the few vehicles to actually appreciate upon purchase. Only imported briefly in the ’90s, these trucks have climbed in value since then. This is a very impressive price, but the truck was exceedingly clean and very difficult to duplicate. SOLD AT $11,000. Well bought at a price below the market value. Last seen one month earlier in Monterey at the 2018 Mecum auction. The high bid was $10,000 (SCM# 6877371), but the car did not sell. The car has some needs, but the originality and low miles should ensure that no money is lost on the investment. #620-1990 ROVER MINI Mayfair 2-dr SOLD AT $33,000. Well bought and sold at a price that is in line with the current market. The extra seating gives the buyer flexibility and a chance to enjoy a great car with three friends or an entire family. #700-1968 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series II 4.2 convertible. S/N: 1E15476. Gold/tan cloth & gold fiberglass/tan leather. Odo: 49,845 miles. Very nice-looking Jaguar that has just enough wear to show that it is driven often. A newer 5-sp says the same thing. Engine said to be original. Excellent chrome and paint. Wear to the driver’s seat, wrinkling and some wear to the left bolster consistent with getting in and out of the car. Rare factory hard top. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $66,000. Well bought at a price below the current market value. The buyer here obtained an excellent example 110 sedan. S/N: 99X15245AR. Red & black/red & black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 7,802 km. A mildly modified Mini Mayfair. Repainted to an okay standard; the body panel fit is good. Glass and trim are fine. Engine compartment is commensurate with a well-used car or daily driver, and filled to the brim with equipment. Interior redone with red inserts into black seats. RHD car from Japan with low kilometers showing on the odometer. The overall feel is well beyond the odometer reading, as there is more wear than expected. Cond: 3+. #454-2014 JAGUAR F-TYPE convert- ible. S/N: SAJWA6GL4EMK08314. Black metallic/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 16,000 miles. Looks new in and out; essentially a slightly used new car. Paint is excellent. Dusty under the hood. The body is as-new and the interior shows no wear to the seats. Only the steering wheel hints at the use. Supercharged 5.0-L V8 engine with 8-sp paddle-shift auto. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $64,900. Well sold. This car sold last year at Leake’s February, 2017 Oklahoma City auction for $60,500 (SCM# 6831190). A good profit and well over book value of this used car. The price makes one question whether it is true that a buyer never pays too much for a Jaguar, just perhaps the money was paid too early. SOLD AT $8,250. Fairly bought and sold. The value of a Japanese/British import is a bit #748-2018 MCLAREN 720S coupe. S/N: SBM14DCA8JW001567. Black Amethyst/ black leather. Odo: 319 miles. Paint is a dynamic, special-order color that seems to be black until you approach and then the amethyst comes through. A new car with only a hint of use, as shown by the mileage. There is Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV nothing evident to show this car has ever left a showroom. Highly optioned and ceramic coated, the car shines and scowls simultaneously. Cond: 1. original. The care and attention the car has received over the past 60 years is evident. Door jambs show that they need attention, but everything else is in order on this. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $115,500. Fairly bought and sold. The values on these smaller SL cars have been drastically increasing for several years. The limited and known ownership of this car only makes it more desirable. This purchase should likely prove to be a good investment for the seller. #101-1960 GOGGOMOBIL T-250 mi- SOLD AT $352,000. Well bought at a price somewhat below what the sticker would be on this car. McLaren supercars have become one of the “it” cars after they resumed road-car production earlier this decade. There is no indication that their lighter-but-faster supercars will suffer a decrease in value. Buyer obtained a rare car that should prove to be a good investment, but it is unlikely that he or she will ever want to let it go. GERMAN #759-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N: 121040109500399. Silver/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 61,000 miles. This three-owner SL is claimed to be all SOLD AT $15,950. Fairly bought and sold. Both seller and buyer should be happy with the transaction, and it is unlikely that the buyer will suffer much at all should he or she choose to sell the car in the near future. #806-1963 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N: 5659053. Turquiose/beige vinyl. This well-executed Beetle is very attractive. Repainted in a light turquoise with a beige interior, the car was finished to concours standards. Hard to find much to pick on with crocar. S/N: 01149449. Red & white/white vinyl. Restored to a high-quality, driver-level car. Paint is well applied, with some issues in areas. Panels fit fine and all trim and glass is in good condition. Inside, the car has been redone to a slightly higher standard. Overall, car presents well. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $18,700. Well bought. Lesser Beetles have sold for more. The buyer did well with this car. This car can be enjoyed and will likely generate a profit in the future. #714-1963 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 23-window Samba custom microbus. S/N: 1083066. Yellow & white/tan cloth/tan cloth. Odo: 888 miles. This custom 23-window is excellent. Details and finishes are show-quality, if not stock. With huge 17inch Budnik wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, adjustable suspension. All fabulously done. Cond: 1. this car, simple as it all is. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $117,700. Selling a custom Samba ain’t easy. Last seen at Mecum’s Los Angeles auction in February 2018, where the bus was a no-sale at $100,000 (SCM# 6865736). Prior to that, the bus also did not sell at RM Sotheby’s Santa Monica sale in June of 2017, where the high bid hit $75,000 (SCM# 6842774). Finally, that patience presumably paid off for the seller. #660.2-1969 PORSCHE 911E Targa. S/N: 119210767. Ossi Blue/black vinyl/black vinyl. A great-looking Porsche in desirable Ossi Blue. All paperwork said to be included. Repainted in factory color to a good standard. Interior was “tidied up,” with some evidence of wear on outer edges driver’s seat. Threshold trim on driver’s side needs to be replaced. 112 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV Engine compartment is the biggest disappointment. The battered cooling fan is a complete contrast to the excellent exterior. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $97,900. Well bought and sold at slightly above the current market value. Original colors are important for Porsche buyers. The SCM Pocket Price Guide deducts 25% of value for a non-original color. The same concept is an unspoken rule for the 911 cars. Unfortunate, as I felt obligated to return one of these cars to a less-than-inspiring original color for just such a reason. There is too much value in these cars for most to feel comfortable taking such a risk. The Ossi Blue this car wore from the factory is one of the best colors for these cars and should help the buyer realize a profit in the future. #725-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SEL sedan. S/N: 10801912073523. Alpha Crystal Blue/black leather. Odo: 80,312 miles. Fully documented car that spent many years in the Elvis museum. The repaint does not have the luster it should. Some drying rubber and an air of neglect. About on par for with most Elvis vehicles that come on the market. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $84,700. Well bought. Considered to be one of if not the most attractive iteration of the 911. The car should prove to be a good investment, while providing the new owner with a chance to have a lot of fun. #503-2003 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. SOLD AT $116,600. Well sold. Elvis’ Cadillacs generally do not come in this high above market value. Last sold at Auctions America’s Auburn, IN, sale in May of 2016, where it sold for $48,400 (SCM# 6799818) with the same mileage. The seller did well here. S/N: WP0AB29973S685523. Silver/black leather. Odo: 140,488 miles. Nice car with a very good exterior. Paint is good, and the body panels seem to be in their original configuration. Chin spoiler seems to have suffered some damage and was repaired instead of replaced. This Turbo has a Tiptronic transmission and seems to have been in very regular use, as evidenced by the mileage and the air freshener clipped to the a/c vent. Driver’s seat leather is showing wear, but the steering wheel looks good. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,250. High miles and Tiptronic transmission helped this one sell at well below value for a lower-mile manualtransmission example. Porsche owners will debate the Tiptronic versus manual ceaselessly. Beauty and functionality are in the eye of the beholder. If you want to shift your #750-1996 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N: WP0AC2992TS375888. Black/black leather. Odo: 83,789 miles. This is a sinisterlooking 911 that has been given a high-quality repaint. Black in and out with blacked-out wheels. New upholstery and tires leave little to be concerned about. Cond: 2+. turbocharged Porsche, then this car would not have been for you. Sold at market value, presuming there has been some maintenance done. #373-2004 PORSCHE 911 Turbo con- vertible. S/N: WP0CB29924S676979. Black/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 31,484 miles. This turbo is a two-owner car in excellent condition inside and out. Paint is in excellent condition. Convertible top looks good and the interior has almost no indications of wear. With the original window sticker and has only had two owners since new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $47,300. Fairly bought and sold at the current market value. Car was offered at Mecum’s Dallas auction in September of 2013, where it did not sell with a high bid of $50,000 (SCM# 6728665). The pricing here was in line with the market, and the car presented with no issues. #749-2015 PORSCHE 918 Spyder. S/N: WP0CA2A19FS800449. White/ red leather. Odo: 309 miles. This is essentially a new 918. It’s a case where the limited usage ensures that the car is blemishfree. Still under warranty. Red interior goes well with the white exterior. Rear view is accentuated by the giant exhaust outlets atop the engine compartment. Cond: 1. TOP 10 No. 2 SOLD AT $1,760,000. Well bought. This is near the current market value for a used 918. In this case, the car was barely touched, and certainly not used. The value of this Porsche supercar will most likely follow the trend of Porsche’s previous supercar, and I anticipate the buyer will be pleased with every aspect of this purchase. 114 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV Market Moment ITALIAN #726-1976 ALFA ROMEO 2000 Spider. S/N: AR3049438. Silver/black leather. Odo: 80,721 miles. All original and shows the years in the aged rubber weatherstripping. The paint is quite dull, but there are no signs of damage or neglect. Interior is clean, but driver’s seat bottom shows some wrinkling. Cond: 3+. Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson 1983 Toyota SR5 4x4 Pickup Sold at $55,000 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas, NV, September 27, 2018, Lot 83.1 Chassis number: JT4RN38SXD0081482 I t’s a fair certainty that more than a few eyebrows went skyward when this 1983 Toyota SR5 pickup went for $55,000 at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction. The consensus around the SCM water cooler was that some form of insanity was at work. After all, it wasn’t that long ago (July 2017, “Market Moment,” p. 98) that we looked at a 1990 Toyota pickup that sold for $16,500 as a benchmark sale. However, the previous high-water mark for classic Toyota pickups (excluding Land Cruisers) was set at $30,800 way back in 2013. (SCM # 226774). Looking through the SCM Platinum Auction Database, we came up with at least four such trucks that have sold in the neighborhood of $20,000 since 2016. It’s worth mentioning that buyers can still pick up decent driver-quality Toyota trucks of this era for well under $10,000. The trucks that have commanded top prices did so because they’re top-quality, low-mileage originals or restorations. The subject truck has been through a serious restoration and looks to be in as-new condition, but it has also been upgraded with all the period-correct modifications that were popular or aspirational for these trucks in their heyday. That includes the original 2.4-liter engine and 5-speed manual transmission, as well as aftermarket goodies such as a Rancho lift kit, underdrive transfer case, 5.29 Richmond final-drive gears, TRD Positraction, and Cragar wheels. The truck is a total bro-dozer, but is it worth $55,000? Remember, swarms of these trucks — hundreds of thousands of them — still roll on highways, gravel roads and on no roads at all just about everywhere on the planet. Still, not many of those trucks are in as-new condition. We’re not ready to abandon our dime-store psychoanalysis just yet, but it’s fair to say that the Toyota pickups of the late 1970s, 1980s — and even early 1990s — have been discovered, and topquality examples will bring serious money. — Jeff Zurschmeide SOLD AT $23,100. This Alfa was purchased new by Muhammad Ali just north of Chicago. The seller was present with the Champ when he purchased it. The seller then received the car as a gift from Ali shortly after. Well bought and sold. Buyers can certainly find nicer examples of an Alfa Romeo, but none with Muhammad Ali’s history. Last seen at Mecum’s Las Vegas, NV, auction in November 2017, where it did not sell at a high bid of $8,000 (SCM# 6854106). This is likely the highest price this car will see for some time, but Barrett-Jackson sales can generate prices of this nature. #681-1987 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N: ZFFSG17A6H0073461. Red/ black leather. Good car with full documentation and recent service. Seller has owned the car for over two decades. Exterior is nice, with no real complaints or issues. The engine compartment has some detailing needs. Inside, the interior shows the years a bit, mostly in the driver’s seat at outer bolster and leather wrinkling. In the trunk compartment, the various carpet panels are all slightly askew. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $90,200. Well bought at a price substantially below the current market value. Testarossas have aged well, and the buyer obtained a good-looking car at a great price. Even if the buyer decides to sell the car in the near future, they should do well. #660.1-1998 FERRARI F355 coupe. S/N: ZFFXR41A3W0112904. Red/tan leather. Odo: 16,570 miles. One attractive Ferrari. Outside, the paint and panel fit are very good. Engine bay presents well also. Interior shows some aging and use in the seats, and the tan carpets are discolored in the footwell. Car has all books and paperwork and was serviced in the past month. Cond: 1-. BEST BUY 116 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV evidence of use and wear shown with seat wrinkling on driver’s seat. Dusty in the engine compartment. A very nice, low-mileage Ferrari. Books, keys, manuals and service receipts included. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $94,600. Over $20k in service and preventative maintenance claimed. Fairly sold and bought just below the current market value. The vehicle should appreciate with the market. SOLD AT $71,500. Very well bought substantially below the current market value. In light of the history, completeness and pre-sale service, the buyer obtained a Ferrari that should be relatively care-free and likely to return a profit. #683-2002 FERRARI 360 F1 Spider. S/N: ZFFYT53A920128401. Red/black leather. Odo: 10,898 miles. Full documentation from new. Recently dealer serviced. Paint and panel fit excellent. Inside, there is some SOLD AT $104,500. Well bought and sold at a price just under the current market value. Ferrari generally equals red. Variations on the coloring can benefit the car, and black is a winning choice here. SOLD AT $47,300. Very well bought. This was far below the previous sale at Gooding’s Amelia Island 2017 sale. The car sold there for $66,000 (SCM# 6827752). Woodies generally do not decrease in value, and this example was in very good condition. I attribute the low price to no-reserve and the bidders in the room. © #702-2005 FERRARI F430 coupe. S/N: ZFFEW58A850143415. Black/gray leather. A good-looking car with a bit of overall wear showing. Nothing tangible; perhaps it just needs to be detailed. Gray interior is in excellent condition and is a refreshing change— goes well with the black. Cond: 1-. AMERICAN #775-1941 FORD DELUXE woodie wagon. S/N: 186301246. Cayuga Blue/black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 74,661 miles. Very nice woodie; repainted in a striking medium blue, which nicely accents the woodwork. Some brightwork is showing the past 75 years of aging. Likewise, there is some delamination occurring in glass. There is also some evidence of the passage of time revealed by the wood itself, although far less than on a wooden boat of the same vintage. Cond: 2. January 2019 117


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Bonhams — Goodwood Revival 2018 The ex-Tom Walkinshaw Racing JaguarSport 1990 Jaguar XJR-11 sold for $1,549,534 — a world record for the model at auction Company Bonhams Date September 8, 2018 Location Chichester, U.K. Auctioneers Robert Brooks, James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 80/114 Sales rate 70% Sales total $21,265,894 High sale 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster, sold at $1,768,108 Buyer’s premium This car took the model’s only win — 1990 Jaguar XJR-11 racer, sold at $1,549,534 15% on first $650,518; 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.77) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T his was Bonhams’ 20th Goodwood Revival Sale and its 51st auction at Goodwood. Following the sale of the company to Epiris, this was also Chairman Robert Brooks’ last stint on the rostrum, 29 years after founding the motor auction company known as Brooks in 1989. He sold the first 10 cars before handing over to Bonhams’ regular (and popular) auctioneer Jam Knight, who becomes chairman of the Motorin Department. This was a good result, especially by recent U.K. standards. Historic racing cars went well; modern hypercars not so much. The 1964 Shelby Cobra racer, which last saw competition in the ’80s before restoration, inspired fierce bidding from all quarters, eventually selling on the phone for $1,768,108 — a European auction record for the marque — while the ex-Tom Walkinshaw Racing JaguarSport 1990 Jaguar XJR-11 also sold on the blower for $1,549,534, which was a world record for the model at auction. The ex-Alan Mann Racing Ford F3L, part of the Claude Nahum Collection (see the profile in the December 2018 issue, p. 92), sold for $665,805 to a bidder who had tried it for size — with his race helmet — the previous day, although this was a very different car than the P68s that unsuccessfully raced in 1968 and 1969. The ex-Maserati Works team, ex-Scarab, ex-Shelby 118 -Bartoletti transporter that starred in the Steve McQueen film “Le Mans,” urned to the Revival sale, and this time sold in the room for $523,667 — that’s ut a third down on its 2015 price — to the same bidder who snapped up the exrks Ford Escort Mk I rally car, also from the Nahum Collection, for $119,695. Post-sale deals included the massive, but still strangely elegant, 1955 Rolls- Chichester, U.K. Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette, previously in royal service, that sold postauction for $1,040,892, and a very original Ferrari Lusso that had clearly been extensively enjoyed in its last long-term ownership, at $1,199,121. Other highs were a 1937 Jaguar SS100 3.5-liter achieving an over-estimate $820,954, a European auction record, and the 1960 Aston Martin DB4 that had been made into a GT copy, but with 4.7 engine and IRS, reaching $733,134, also on the phone. Yardstick cars included a fair 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster achieving $981,241 in the room and the ex-Keith Richards 1972 Ferrari 246, one of three Dinos offered in this auction, selling for well above estimate at $576,034 with three phone bidders after it — a world record for this specification at auction, with the celebrity shine adding about 50% to the car’s real value. And if you ever wondered what the reg- istration number RR 1 was worth — well, in September it was just shy of $600k. The most expensive plate in the world is reputed to be UAE plate “1,” which apparently sold for £7m ($14.3m) in 2008. ♦ Sales Totals $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. ENGLISH #209-1924 BENTLEY 3 LITRE tourer. S/N: 589. White/black canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 12,655 miles. Fair order. Replica Vanden Plas body added in ’60s, probably when chassis was shortened from standard 10 feet, 10 inches. Paint okay, nicely polished radiator shell. Still with original motor, which is a bit grubby although has highly polished brass side plates, plus original sloper carbs. Rear axle from a 6½ Litre. Now with LED lighting. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $448,857. The 1948 Earls Court Motor Show car, originally owned by David Brown and used for development by the Works. Was in the U.S., then in Japan from 1989. Sold £20k ($26k) over the top estimate for the price of a fair DB4—to a phone bidder, so it’s likely it will be leaving the U.K. again. SOLD AT $820,954. Well sold, £100k ($130k) over estimate, to Scandinavia. 3.5 is the one to have, both for driving and for investing in, but I would have thought the non-originality of the transmission would have knocked it back more than it added in enhanced driving appeal. Oh well, it’s invisible, so perhaps nobody cares. SOLD AT $246,872. Owned by a single Bentley Drivers Club member from 1962 to 2000, this ownership since. Fairly, and inexplicably, cheap for a 3 Litre, even less money than the 3 Litre Speed Model that was more of a bitsa sold by Bonhams at Beaulieu the week before, for £215k ($279k). Well bought. #233-1934 ASTON MARTIN 1½-LITER Mk II short-chassis tourer. S/N: E4438S. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 11,437 miles. Almost an Ulster (same chassis, same-spec engine in this one). Good order all around, rebuilt 1990, engine rebuilt to Ulster spec by Ecurie Bertelli in 2010. Paint okay, leather just settling in. With rally tripmeter. Cond: 3+. #216-1937 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE wagon. S/N: B142JD. Green/red leather. RHD. Odo: 92,081 miles. Was a Vanden Plas tourer, rebodied in this style in the 1950s. Body and paint in good order, timber paneling and inner lining still in good nick. Plating to radiator shell and headlights excellent. Leather nicely patinated, with a few nicks in door pockets. Dashboard lightly scratched. Cond: 3+. #204-1951 DAVID BROWN CROPMASTER TVO Tractor. S/N: P37180. Red/ black vinyl. MHD. Shiny, restored (by the previous owner) and probably better than new. New paint, new seat vinyl. With rear work light. No registration document, though number is thought to be the original. Strictly speaking, it’s both left- and right-hand drive as there is a seat on both sides, although the steering wheel is in the middle. After starting on petrol, these can run on paraffin. TVO stands for “tractor vaporizing oil.” Cond: 2. SOLD AT $134,657. Offered but not sold at $30k (SCM# 1543541) by Christie’s at Pebble Beach in 1996, eventually found its way to Roger Saul. Bought from him by the vendor in 2003. Hammered slightly behind the £100k ($130k) lower estimate, which is about 20% higher than a 4¼ saloon in the same condition. #289-1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITER SOLD AT $344,124. In Holland for past 20 years. Has done the Mille Miglia twice. That possibly inflated the price, which was slightly high for a short-chassis Mk II—but still less than a tenth of the price of a Works Ulster. (See profile, p. 72.) #221-1937 JAGUAR SS 100 3.5-Liter roadster. S/N: 39007. Light green/ black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,101 miles. Restored in 2012 at a cost of £130k ($200k); only 1,000 miles since, so leather is just settling in, paint and chrome still very good. Blockley tires are always a good sign of enthusiast ownership. Now with 5-speed gearbox (hiding beneath original gear knob) and electric fan. Cond: 2. TOP 10 No. 8 120 Sports Car Market DB1 drophead coupe. S/N: AM487. White/ black cloth/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 6,937 miles. Restored, but no word on when. Paint is all good, leather and carpets fairly fresh. A few scratches in polished-aluminum dash, and steering-wheel spokes cracked. Plaque attests to First in Class 2 at 1980 Greenwich Concours. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $38,901. Bought by the vendor in 2014. Should have appeared at Bonhams’ last Aston Martin sale (as a bit of an in joke, the sale usually kicks off with a David Brown tractor, before moving on to the David Brown cars), but didn’t make it. Sold at three times the estimate when it was expected to make a little less than a decent Little Grey Fergie, even though it’s much rarer. Well sold, but under-estimated. #224-1951 ALLARD J2 roadster. S/N: 99J1974. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 42,520 miles. Restored, repainted, originally blue, and appearance is pretty good and straight for an Allard, cars which were, as we will remember, nailed together in Clapham using essentially blacksmithing techniques. Like many J2s, upgraded with a Cadillac early in its life. Harnesses, modern alternator. Veteran Car Club Tokyo and Mille Miglia stickers. Now has hazard flashers, but it’s all pretty crude in there, including the bicycle speedo. Cond: 3+.


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. SOLD AT $224,429. Delivered new in California. Sold in Japan by its first owner in 1975, returned to the U.K. 2015. Sold way over estimate, which looked a little low. These should cost less than an XK 120... or should they be almost as much as a Cobra? Just as Sydney did, they plow their own furrow, but presumably this was an acceptable deal to both seller and buyer. Allard fanciers won’t care either way what the rest of the world thinks. #235-1951 LAND ROVER SERIES I 80-inch utility. S/N: 26101172. Green/buff canvas/green vinyl. RHD. Restored on original chassis to very authentic specification— even rare steering boss dipswitch is present and correct. New paint, new canvas tilt on new frame, but pleasingly, a few light dings and ripples have been left in the body for the proper Landie look. Cond: 2. cloth. RHD. Huge (had to get the 14-mm lens out for this one), and still magnificent in a slightly mellowed sort of way. Leather top in good order, also with Perspex panel in roof, with powered shutter. Older paint slightly tired with some light cracking at door corners, although coachlines still nice. Front seat bases lightly baggy, better in rear. Timber all good. Bulkhead lightly grubby behind engine. Extra modern-sized brake lights and indicators under rear bumper. Power windows still have their emergency winders within full toolkit. Cond: 2. #206-1957 LAND ROVER SERIES I 88-inch utility. S/N: 111701995. Green/green canvas/green vinyl. RHD. Older (2014) restoration. Nice and straight and still very shiny, although showing some use, with later mirrors up front and an ugly modern tow hitch behind. Exhaust a bit rusty, with some rather ugly welding. Has the authentic Landie lean. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $44,886. On the money for a beautifully restored Series I. And still less than half what L-R charges for a “reborn” example. A nice deal both ways. #264-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 drophead coupe. S/N: 667092. Gray/brown vinyl/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 50,465 miles. Very original and very well kept, with an incredibly patinated interior, from dash to seats, still with original carpets. Front bumpers nice and straight. Plating flaking from rear light moldings, but not too pitted. Aluminum fuel tank, new stainless exhaust, new wheels, sits right on tall Cinturatos. Still with original toolkit. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,040,829. These were only provided to royalty and heads of state. Of the 18 built, the British royal family had five, this being the second, and is the sister car to the one that took the new Duchess of Sussex to her wedding. In service with the royal household for 40 years, kept in Royal Mews 1959–2002, although always belonged to its maker. Being sold by Bentley Motors as part of the Heritage Collection. Rather wide estimate of £1m–£2m ($1.3m–$2.6m) suggested that nobody was sure how much anyone would pay for the royal connection; in the end it was let go £200k ($260k) under the lower figure. #286-1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 drophead coupe. S/N: LML1047. Eng. # V13/63/673. Midnight Blue/gray cloth/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 83 miles. Well used but in good order, and well kept up over the years rather than being renovated all in one go. Straight body, good older (1999) paint, original leather so patinated the color is wearing off, although only damage is at top of driver’s outer bolster. Carpets a bit grubby, paint to ignition-switch panel chipped. Convertible top looks newish. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $137,650. One of only 294 righthand-drive dropheads, as most went for export. Only two owners, the last since 2003. Sold right where expected, but I’d thought such an original car might fetch a bit more. TOP 10 No. 7 122 #300-1955 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM IV State Landaulette. S/N: 4BP5. Maroon & black/blue & gray SOLD AT $354,597. Winning bid by bidder number 237 was, rather nicely, £237k. The right money. SOLD AT $83,787. These were originally used by the Service Department as traveling classrooms demonstrating how to look after the new (in 1959) Mini, and some were later transferred to the Competitions Department. Bought by the vendor at Bonhams’ 2011 Festival of Speed sale. Sold in the room for the expected money. Doesn’t it look a bargain beside the “Scarab/Shelby’”Fiat/Bartoletti 642—or even the famous Ecurie Ecosse Commer? #250-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 coupe. S/N: DB4513R. Green/cream leather. RHD. A real hot rod. Not only shortened by five inches to GT length, it also runs a 4.7-liter motor, plus big brakes and in- TOP 10 No. 9 Sports Car Market SOLD AT $28,428. Supplied to the Home Office Civil Defence Department. Not quite as sharp as the 1951 (Lot 235), and 80s are somewhat “cuter” than the longer-wheelbase versions, so this is correspondingly cheaper— but, let go 20% under the lower estimate of £25k ($33k), looks good value at two-thirds of the price of Lot 235. BEST BUY #249-1959 BMC TRANSPORTER 5-ton utility. S/N: 5K1771147447. Red & white/blue vinyl. RHD. Good restored order, now with Cummins 180 turbodiesel and 6-speed, plus original 2-speed rear axle. Now converted to more-livable accommodation, but still with room for a Big Healey behind. Or two Minis with a little tweakage. Oh dear; it’s all going a bit “The Italian Job.” Cond: 3+.


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Market Moment dependent rear suspension—which is a reversible mod as it fits all the shell’s standard mounting points. New paint, new leather. Cond: 2+. courtesy of Bonhams 1937 Bentley 4¼ Litre Woodie Shooting Brake Sold at $134,657 Bonhams Goodwood Revival, Chichester, U.K., September 8, 2018, Lot 216 Chassis number: B142JD Particularly British, the term “shooting brake” was typically applied to numerous marques from various eras. While some early Rolls-Royce and Bentley motorcars were fitted with coachwork designed specifically for hunting, the shooting-brake derivative on both pre-war and post-war Rolls and Bentley products was generally an afterthought, and many of the examples that exist today were rebodied as such, predominantly in the 1950s and 1960s. Such is the case with our subject car. Unfortunately, the rebodying of a Bentley isn’t unusual T (frankly, it’s all too common), so while the shooting-brake coachwork is not this car’s first body, it proved relatively desirable. For perspective, the all-in price of $134,657 (£103,500) is roughly double what a very nice original 4¼ Litre saloon might bring. In this case, despite the body change, the uniqueness of the car warranted a substantial premium over an otherwise comparable 4-door variant in more traditional form. It is worth noting, however, that if the original Vanden Plas coachwork had remained on this Derby Bentley, it would have garnered a far greater result than the price achieved — likely in excess of $500,000, depending on numerous other factors. Bentley 4¼ Litre and 3½ Litre cars produced between 1933 and 1939 are known as Derby cars because they were built in Rolls-Royce’s factory in Derby, England. As with the Derby Bentley’s predecessor — the W.O. Bentleys built prior to Rolls-Royce’s owner- ship — Vanden Plas tourer coachwork has remained among the most recognized and desirable. So while the subject vehicle lost its as-delivered bodywork long ago, its original specification as a VDP tourer does add some value to the chassis alone. The Derby was further described as numbers-matching and benefiting from lots of recent and costly mechanical work. I did not see the car in person, but based on the description and the photographs provided, I would guess the cosmetic presentation was nice — but likely best described as an older restoration. Today, condition usually has a large effect on the price, as well as overall marketability, but I would venture to say less-than-perfect cosmetics were somewhat fitting with the overall look and feel of the shooting brake and may have been far less of a factor in this case. While the all-in price of £103,500 fits the pre-sale estimate of £100,000 to £125,000, I do believe this Bentley was well sold. With many other 4-door Derby Bentleys available for less in today’s market, I feel confident in saying the result has much more to do with it being a stylish Bentley shooting brake than it does with the car being a 4¼ Litre Derby. It’s back to the idea of wagons being trendy. In 2018 it’s much cooler to pull up at the country club in an old utility vehicle than anything else. These days it’s also more tasteful to be seen in a Bentley rather than a Rolls-Royce. So one could argue that a Bentley shooting brake is the perfect combination of a luxury brand and a working-class vehicle. It’s hard not to imagine this Bentley out in the countryside with a couple of Labradors in the back, and the $135,000 paid is as much about the lifestyle as it is the car. — Paul Hageman 124 NOT SOLD AT $728,580. Found by Smail in Japan in a poor state in 2004. Not sold at £560k, which should have been enough in today’s market. A £650k ($846k) lower estimate probably reflects an owner trying to recoup the restoration costs with an unrealistic ask against a falling market. We’ll see if it crops up again anytime soon. #227-1971 FORD ESCORT Mk I RS1600 Works rally car. S/N: BBATLM59964. Red & white/black velour. Real exWorks Mk I in good shape, although reshelled like most of them; last time during what catalog called a “sympathetic restoration” in 1990. It’s been RHD, and LHD.... In original livery. New Atlas axle and rear discs 1999, new roll cage fitted 2010. Now with Terry Hoyle ironblock 1800 BDA. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $119,695. From the “N” Collection of Claude Nahum (obviously an Anadol fancier), which included the Ford F3L. Car with this identity Sports Car Market he station wagon, as a collectible, has had broad appeal in recent years. While the typical “woodie wagons” of American manufacture have struggled in today’s market, collectors have flocked to everything from German touring wagons to vintage utility vehicles. Long before we had the Defender 110 or the E63 AMG wagon, we had the shooting brake. SOLD AT $733,134. Only mystery is why sell after six years’ labor of love, but apparently it’s that old chestnut: “To fund a new project,” rather than a fire sale after the vendor ended up deep underwater. Sold on the phone for a bit less than lower estimate, at DB5 money. That looks a sensible price, as although it must be close to what it cost to build, the buyer would probably get his money back if he moved it on. I suspect, though, in years to come prices of original cars will catch up, and leaving it standard might have been more costeffective. #281-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N: DB51692R. Rothesay Red/black leather. RHD. 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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. from standard spec include silver inlay to all woodwork, silver R-R logos to picnic tables, R-R emblems to waist rails, medium-tone woodwork, airbag and steering-wheel cowl in Royal Blue hide, Magnolia cloth headlining. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $332,154. Last Corniche IV built, retained by the factory and being offered by Bentley Motors as part of the Heritage Collection. Sold right where expected. was first driven by Roger Clark on the 1971 RAC Rally (11th), then a recce car for Timo Mäkinen (with a 5-speed) for the 1972 Monte. Rolled out of the Olympia Rally, quite possibly reshelled afterwards, back with Mäkinen for the ’72 RAC as a 2-liter. Last event with Works was as a reconnaissance car for Mäkinen on the ’73 East African Safari (when it was RHD). Last demoed by Hannu Mikkola on the 2017 Eifel Rallye. Sold in 2006 by H&H in Buxton for $65,093 (SCM# 1568458), with a note in windscreen attesting to last reshell. Sold mid estimate at about the right money for a reshelled Works car with a less-than-glittering history. TOP 10 No. 3 #256-1990 JAGUAR XJR-11 racer. S/N: 490. White & purple/black velour. MHD. Final (of three) XJR-11 chassis built for the World Sportscar Championship (XJR-10 is 3-liter IMSA version), recently restored by JD Classics and ready to race. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,549,534. Took the model’s only win, the British Empire Trophy at Silverstone in 1990. Also finished 3rd at the Nürburgring as 1190, and after that raced in Suntac livery in Japan, then Historic Group C in Europe up to 2010. Sold on the phone for just a little less than the expected money, but still respectable given the ongoing, very expensive upkeep that these cars require. #299-1995 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE convertible. S/N: SCAZD02C5SCH50170. Blue/cream & blue leather. RHD. Odo: 1,161 miles. Last Shadow-family car. Low mileage and like new. Alterations SOLD AT $140,945. Owner was restoring an Aceca at the time, which involved several visits to AC Cars in Thames Ditton, and one thing led to another after he was offered a chassis from a dismantled car. Thought to legitimately be AE1172, although Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency didn’t agree. That’s bound to hurt the value, and though Jamie exclaimed, “£135k, sold!” as he knocked it down the bidder, it was later declared sold at £108,333. Very cheap for any Ace, whatever the backstory. #301-2002 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE Final Series convertible. S/N: SCAZK28E72CH02079. Silver/green leather. Odo: 229 miles. Like new, with many unique features including Silver Ghost-type Chesterfield buttoned theme to seats, solid cherry steering wheel, solid silver (hallmarked) Spirit of Ecstasy mascot to radiator shell, cabinet cherry waist rails, center console and tread plates confirming car is the last from the Crewe factory. Hide color-matched interior mirror and SOLD AT $529,652. Found in a scrapyard in the ’50s before rebuild. With the vendor since 2012, but before that in single ownership for almost 50 years, in the Musée Automobile de Provence, Orgon. Sold online near low estimate. #319-1960 CITROËN 2CV Fourgonnette van. S/N: 611521. Blue/orange weave. Good, restored (by the 2CV Shop) “ripple,” still with original engine (or original-size engine, at least: a 602-cc swap is common) with 7,500 km since. Straight, clean, tidy, rot-free, appears stock and unmolested. New seat covers, repro rubber floor mats. Cond: 2-. #265-1997 AC ACE roadster. S/N: SABTVRO3727134839. Red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 14,758 miles. A “1960” car built up from real, original parts including correct-type AC straight 6, with Works aluminum head and magnesium-cased gearbox, plus overdrive. Finished in 1997, hence the weird-looking chassis number, which is a Local Vehicle Licensing Office (now defunct) tag. As it’s only a third of the age of the originals, still in very good order, with body, paint and leather all still good. Cond: 3+. top roll demister ducts. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $246,872. The last Corniche, and the last Rolls-Royce built at Crewe, stored at the factory from new and being sold by Bentley Motors as part of the Heritage Collection. Hammered sold £15k ($20k) under the £180k ($234k) lower estimate. FRENCH #284-1924 BUGATTI TYPE 30 roadster. S/N: 4238. Black/brown leather. RHD. Type 30 was first straight-8 Bugatti, its plain-bearing engine later used in the Type 35A. Original body except for tail section, added in early-’60s restoration. Okay paint, nicely dulled radiator shell. Always in France, but speedo is in mph. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,466. Known to the vendor’s late husband as “Elodie.” Sold for two-thirds of the upper estimate of £16k ($21k), but this was the last lot of a long sale, with Knight still quipping jokes to bidders: “Going to be a baker are you, Tony? Plenty of dough there!” Given that the parts alone cost twice as much as the price paid here, buyer got a very fair deal. January 2019 125


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. GERMAN #296-1971 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N: 9111301356. Metallic green/black vinyl & cord. RHD. Odo: 39,857 miles. One of 44 RHD cars, with sunroof, sports seats and power windows. Restored by U.K. marque expert Andy Prill, with only 800 miles since, so still fresh. Some repro interior and trim parts. Motor tidy, but fan slightly corroded. Cond: 2-. used it on events such as Le Mans Classic in 2016. Consigned to sale before the announcement that JD had gone into administration, and sold in the room to a U.S. buyer for 33% less (in sterling; almost 50% less in dollars) than last time. Buyer also bought the Mk I Escort Works rally car (Lot 227). #217-1964 FERRARI 250 GT/L Lusso coupe. S/N: 5565GT. Red/black leather. Odo: 14,485 miles. Obviously well used and enjoyed, and now cosmetically slightly tired, with a few nicks and chips in older paint. Originally Argento. Original leather baggy and shiny. Radio bungeed to center console. Mas du Clos sticker in side window dates from 1983. No air filters and stained carbs. Now with roller rockers and electronic ignition. Cond: 3. TOP 10 No. 5 SOLD AT $204,978. Sold new by Duncan Hamilton Ltd. Owned by the vendor in 1978 and 1979, then again from 2009. Restoration completed in 2015, at a cost of $97k. The 2.2S is one of the best small-bumper 911s to drive, and price paid here was on the money for either a perfectly preserved original or sharply restored example, in a good color. ITALIAN #252-1956 FIAT 642 RN2 Transporter. S/N: 3062001625. Blue/blue vinyl. RHD. Built for Maserati on a 642RN2 bus chassis, and then passed via Scarab to Shelby, which likely added the passive-steering tag axle. Later Bedford turbodiesel added by the JCB Racing Team. Still good after massive restoration for Don Orosco. Period Scarab/Shelby livery and stickers—and even the curtain fabric features Scarab racing cars. Chassis number not quoted this time, and the one previously nominated appears to come from the earlier 306 bus, but we’ve included it here for ease of finding it within the SCM Platinum Auction Database. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $576,034. Owned by Keith Richards from new until 1986 (he apparently put the first 25,000 miles on it, driving to European gigs to avoid flying), after that in a Japanese collection. Bought at auction in 2014 by Liam Howlett of The Prodigy, sold to the vendor in 2016. Three phones were after this and it sold 50% over its “real” value, although we might have expected more given that another of Richards’ former mounts, the 1966 Bentley S3 Flying Spur Continental “Blue Lena,” sold for $1.18m, or almost three times the model value, at the Revival sale in 2015. #288-1973 FERRARI 246 GT DINO SOLD AT $1,199,121. In this ownership 46 years and a really lovely old thing—almost the definition of “driver quality” and looks ready to go anywhere. Not quite sold on the day at a top bid of £880k, but got away in a post-sale deal at £921,666 the week after. Probably fair for condition in today’s market, but, please, nobody restore it. #287-1971 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS coupe. S/N: AM115491990. Blue/white leather. Odo: 40,944 miles. Good restored order. Body and paint date from 2014; interior redone in 2012, including mouse-fur dash top. Rear seats folded and covered with carpet. Inner fenders look a bit wavy and welded, but may have been that way from new. Cond: 2-. coupe. S/N: 06648. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 28,057 miles. Very original apart from color, as it was silver—repainted in 1989. Lightly creased leather. With original wallet, books and tools. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $321,681. In this ownership since 1975 and used sparingly, so mileage is probably genuine. Didn’t look a lot of money for a driver-quality, never-restored Dino, but within the estimate range, so all the vendor was expecting. A fair deal both ways, then. #277-2017 FERRARI LaFERRARI Ap- erta. S/N: ZFF86ZHT5H0223362. Black/red & black leather. Odo: 510 km. One owner and almost like new. Imported, but U.K. duties paid. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $523,667. Later used by Alan Mann Racing, David Piper (in whose ownership it doubled in red livery as a Ferrari transporter in Le Mans), then JCB before being acquired by Ferrari-Cobra wars historian Michael Shoen. Post-restoration debut at 2008 Monterey Historics, sold by RM at Monterey 2009 for $990,000. Sold here in 2015 by Bonhams for $1,012,824 to JD Classics, which 126 SOLD AT $269,314. Delivered new in Italy; bought there and imported by the now-deceased vendor in 2007. On the money (eventually, as having reached £180k ($234k), auctioneer Knight refused to drop to £1,000 increments) and still less than half the price of a Daytona. Do four extra cylinders and IRS really make that much difference? #263-1972 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N: 03354. Argento/black leather. Good order, with low mileage and likely never restored. Original seat leather nicely worn-in and patinated. Motor rebuilt in 2015. Cond: 2-. TOP 10 No. 10 NOT SOLD AT $5,399,299. Delivered new to the United Arab Emirates. One of a small clutch of modern supercars at this sale, including a LaFerrari coupe and 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4, none of which sold. Included to show what the market thought it was worth 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) #342. 1992 Nissan 180SX. S/N RPS13021602. 122,512 km (76,125 miles). “SR20DET 2.0-liter twin-cam 16-valve turbo, 5-sp manual transmission, HKS coilover kit, Cusco suspension arms, HKS exhaust and GReddy intercooler, Bride seats, Momo steering wheel and Defi Racer gauges, BN sport front and rear bumper along with side skirts and over fenders, Ganador mirrors, OEM-style carbon-fiber hood, AeroCatch hood pins, GT-style wing, Weds LXZ wheels.” Cond: 2. Bonhams Chichester, U.K. —£4,150,000, unsold, which was almost a million quid under what was needed to buy it. A London dealer has another of the 210 built for sale with even fewer miles—POA, of course. JAPANESE #295-2018 HONDA NSX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD coupe. S/N: 1HGNC1200JY730011. Metallic red/Orchid leather. RHD. Odo: 18 miles. First auction sighting in U.K. of U.S.-built hybrid supercar. Highly optioned with ceramic brakes, carbon-fiber interior package, powered and heated leather seats, Alcantara headlining. Like new with 18 miles recorded. Apt registration number NSX 22 is included. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $18,150. It is exciting to see a well-built drift car up for sale. This Nissan is an imported right-hand-drive 180SX (the U. S. got them as a 240SX). The main difference between the U.S. and Japanese versions are the engines. The U.S. model came with a KA24DE (2.4-liter), while the Japanese model had the option of the SR20DET (2.0-liter turbo) or a CA18DET (1.8liter turbo). Most of the parts on the car are high quality, and the way it is put together is visually appealing. I hope to see more of these come to auction. Well sold. Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction, 9/27/2018. #13529. 1991 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4. S/N JA3CX56UXMZ014391. 49k miles. “Turbo charged 2.0-L inline-4, 5-sp manual transaxle, full-time all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, one of 2,000 for 1991, Nile Black over gray leather, Factory literature, partial service records.” Cond: 2+. #268-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Split-Window coupe. S/N: 30837S107352. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 50,509 miles. Clean SplitWindow, just out of U.S. restoration. Interior very good, most likely repro, certainly new carpets. Tidy, stock-looking motor. Headlight pods line up, although right front bumper is slightly high at outside end. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $172,062. Cost £170,250 ($222k) new with options, sold where expected at £132,250. Only registered in June, so owner has lost £38,000 (the best part of $50k), plus auction fees in three months. AMERICAN #203-1944 WILLYS MB utility. S/N: MB318198. Khaki/khaki canvas/khaki canvas. Odo: 1,373 miles. Good, restored order. All Willys. Correct embossed air filter. Still with combat wheels. Also with tools, canteen and rifle scabbard. Now runs 12V electrics. Motor rebuilt with replacement 1942 block and new carburetor in 2015. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $157,100. Bought (from a private collection) at Mecum Kissimmee in January 2018 for $123,750 (SCM# 6859542). Sold in the room for a mid-estimate figure. This is strong money for a C2, even a split with good manual-trans spec, in the U.K., and even with the current depressed value of sterling it was just about worth the vendor’s while to bring it to the U.K. to flip. TOP 10 No. 1 #223-1964 SHELBY COBRA 289 Competition roadster. S/N: CSX2430. Red/black leather. Odo: 1,680 miles. Good order, obviously massively restored (in late ’80s or early ’90s) after a previous racing life, maybe better than when it left Thames Ditton or Venice. Wheelarch flares even pretty much resemble what they looked like in the ’60s. Slightly baggy seat leather. Motor very clean and tidy. Fairly docile when fired up. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,500. At first, the Galant VR-4 looks like any boring 4-door ’90s economy car. In reality, the VR-4 is a sleeper. The 4G63T engine comes with 220 hp and 217 ft-lb torque. This is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Well bought. Bring-A-Trailer, 10/25/2018. #13641. 1985 Toyota MR2. S/N JT2AW15C2F0036544. 83,638 Miles. “1.6-liter 4A-GE inline-4, 5-sp manual transaxle, three owners, Mongoose exhaust, recent service.” Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,909. First registered in the U.K. 2008, now in markings of Eighth Air Force, which was based at Goodwood for part of WWII. Sold at the high end of the estimate range, but market correct for condition and authenticity. SOLD AT $14,750. The MR2 is another sporty 1980s classic that was used and abused. The suspension layout was brought together with the help of Lotus engineers. Although I personally prefer the later generations, this car does have its charms. Well sold. Bring-A-Trailer, 10/30/2018. ♦ 128 “ SOLD AT $1,768,108. A racing car all its life, with consequent massive history. A long bidding war was down to increments of £5,000 by the end; eventually sold online. Last sold for $1.96m by RM in London September 2014 (SCM# 6710991), when we said: “Last offered but not sold for $1.3m at Mecum Indy 2009 (SCM# 120607), when anything over a million bucks should have got the job done.” Here, it’s just reflecting the slight downturn in the market since 2014/15, but it hasn’t dropped as much as some big Ferraris. © This is strong money for a C2, even a Split with good manual-trans spec, in the U.K. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window coupe ” Sports Car Market


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Saratoga Saratoga Springs, NY Celebrating Horsepower 2019 Notables from the Dammerman Collection included an immaculately restored 1953 Buick Skylark and 1959 Chevy Impala, each selling for $121k Company Saratoga Auto Auction Date September 21–22, 2018 Location Saratoga Springs, NY Auctioneer Brent Earlywine Automotive lots sold/offered 174/280 Sales rate 62% Sales total $5,700,883 High sale 1953 Buick Skylark convertible; 1959 Chevrolet Impala Tri-Power convertible; 1957 Jaguar XK 140 3.4 roadster; each sold at $121,000 1953 Buick Skylark convertible, sold at $121,00 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Larry Trepel Market opinions in italics T his was the second year of the Saratoga Auto Auction, held by the Saratoga Automobile Museum and the Saratoga Performing Saratoga Springs, NY Arts Center in upstate New York. In the 1800s, Saratoga Springs became well known for its curative spring water and as a destination for ultra-wealthy, water-loving New Yorkers to summer at, resulting in the establishment of local horse tracks and farms. Well into the 20th century the water still drew those seeking its benefits, including Franklin Roosevelt. The Saratoga Automobile Museum is located in a building that used to be a bottling plant. The small plants are largely gone, but you can still get Saratoga’s pure spring water in plastic bottles at the supermarket. The grounds of the museum and arts center made a lovely setting for the auction, with three tents displaying most of the cars, surrounded by large trees, lawns and interesting old buildings. The open theater made for a perfect auction site, the stadium seating providing great viewing of the agony and the ecstasy unfolding on stage. The auction featured 43 cars from the collection of Dennis Dammerman, who passed away in 2013. Dammerman put together a collection of mostly 130 American cars from the 1950s and ’60s, with some European classics and a lone Japanese Nissan 300ZX in the mix. The notables included a 1953 Buick Skylark and a 1959 Chevy Impala, both treated to immaculate restorations and each selling for $121k, the highest-priced sales in the auction. A relatively rare 1948 Lincoln convertible sold for $61,600, a 1963 Corvette fuel-injected convertible went for $91,300, and a 1967 Corvette 427 convertible sold for just $90,750. Among the European cars, a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE, converted from its standard 2.8-L 6-cylinder to a 3.5-L V8, went for $96,250 — a major steal, in my opinion. A 1957 Jaguar XK 140 sold for $121k, another strong price and an equally strong restoration. The offerings outside of the Dammerman Collection were a mixed brew of imports and American cars, ranging widely in condition, era and desirability. The majority had reserves on them, so much effort was expended by the team of auctioneers to make the sale but keep the pace going. Well sold were a 1988 Mercedes 500SL for $28,500, a 1991 GMC Syclone for $44k, and a 1957 Chrysler 300C for $77k. Well bought were a 1987 Ferrari Testarossa for $96,800 (although with a possible running problem), and a 1959 Rover P4 90 for $7,700. Saratoga Auto Auctions had an overall successful sale for just their second year out, with the Dammerman Collection a one-time boost they hopefully capitalize on. Saratoga Springs offers a great setting and enjoyable road trip just three hours from New York City, but to continue to be successful they will have to push hard to attract a good number of excellent lots and more consignors willing to go no-reserve. Let’s hope they continue to fill the void for auction-starved New Yorkers, as well as New Englanders and Proxibidders. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Saratoga Saratoga Springs, NY ENGLISH #513F-1936 MG MIDGET roadster. S/N: 24146. Red/tan leather. RHD. 1935 body and frame with 1936 XPAG supercharged engine. Recent meticulous full restoration. Striking paintwork, scratch- and chip-free. Cycle fenders equally pristine. Badges, handles and suspension details all done to exacting standards. Painted wire wheels—a better choice than chrome. Monte Carlo Rally stickers on doors. No odometer. Cond: 1-. also in fine shape. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $7,700. This late-’50s Rover is uncommon in the U.S., likely numerous in U.K. Like many British sedans of that time, combines conservative styling with a very inviting interior. This example clearly had caring restoration done awhile ago, and while it appears not extensively driven since restoration, needs minor refreshing by new owner. Advertised in the past on sites for about $18k, with no takers. At just $7,700, I’d say the new owner has acquired a delightful iconic British car in good shape at a price far below restoration costs. Well bought. #657S-1967 TRIUMPH TR4A convert- SOLD AT $55,550. Breathtaking pre-war MG Midget, not commonly seen in U.S. The engines in MGs were changed in 1936 from OHC to less-expensive OHV with larger displacement as a shared production, cost-cutting measure. The non-original combination in this car may affect its value, but with authentic supercharged engine and the level of restoration, this was a most desirable MG. Displayed at several concours, rallies, and the Simeone Museum. Restoration work likely far exceeded sale price here. Superb car, well bought. #535F-1959 ROVER P4 90 sedan. S/N: 610902960. Green & off-white/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 64,392 miles. Aging full restoration; very well done but starting to need some attention. Lovely paint color and finish, still in good shape with no crackling; one spot of rust bubbling at front fender bottom. Many chrome pieces excellent, others pitting, including door handles, headlight bezels and side trim. Interior shows mostly authentic and careful restoration, now needs a little attention. A few areas of door-pillar wood splitting and cloth trim coming up. Steering wheel has bad-looking vinyl cover installed. Some clouding in speedo and odo glass. Slight musty smell inside, along with mold in trunk, so perhaps an issue from storage. Engine compartment beautifully restored, no oil leaks or obvious flaws. Every piece looks fresh and authentic. Underbody ible. S/N: CTC73750. Eng. # CT73971E. Green & white/white hard top & black vinyl soft top/black leather. Odo: 5,438 miles. Claimed to be highly original. Body has many scratches and nicks; paint just a bit dull but appears original, with a few areas of possible respray. Steel wheels with fabulous “world” hubcaps wearing decent Michelin XZX tires. Interior has clearly received some restoration, with seats redone but showing some wear, excellent wood dash and steering wheel looking more recently restored. Kenwood cassette player is neither original nor new enough. Cond: 3-. pily installed firewall pad and a few careless bits in engine compartment such as painted tank caps, no battery hold-down, probably done during engine rebuild. Engine started quickly, idles perfectly and does not smoke. Soft top not visible during auction. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $66,000. Given years since restoration, the work inside and out was done to an exceptionally high level for a car of little market value back in 1991. Previous owner states in records that mileage at restoration was 122,000, so current mileage is actually 141,760, with fewer than 20k miles added since 1991. Very few of those miles added since purchased by Dammerman in early 2000s. A mid-level price for a 280SL; I believe it was quite well bought. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. This was an interesting TR4A, claimed to be owned at one time by noted writer Jamie Kitman. Some potential bidders might look at it as a rare example with original body and paint, others might feel the completed interior work means best course is to finish the job. I lean towards the former, but think the high bid of $18k is right on target. GERMAN #490F-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N: 11304412001588. Green/ green hard top/beige vinyl. Odo: 41,760 miles. One of the first lots up from the Dammerman Collection. Complete restoration purportedly done in 1991. Body- and paintwork still looking superb after 27 years. Fenders still have spot welds and swage lines, the Body Holy Grail of SLs. A few small chips in grille chrome and hard top, which appears to have original headliner. Fully restored interior also remarkably fresh-looking. Engine was rebuilt in 2006 under Dammerman ownership at a cost of over $10k, with receipt for rebuild and many previous service records available. Slop- 132 #700S-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N: 11304410008843. Ivory/ Ivory hard top/black MB-Tex. Odo: 18,276 miles. Much restoration done, some time prior to 2007. Body straight, no dings, paint perfect. Front fender spot welds and swage lines present. All glass looks replaced at one time, windshield showing slight delamination. Pagoda hard-top gaskets old. Odd, vintage CB-style antenna looks out of place. Tires appear new, wheel covers perfect. Underbody fairly clean, new brake lines and exhaust system. Interior appears restored, with MB-Tex seats showing just a little wear. New sun visors have plastic wrap still on them. Engine compartment shows much grime, age and wear. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $85,800. From the Dammerman Collection. Purchased in 2007 at BarrettJackson in Palm Beach for $44k, in same condition as it is now and with 18,099 miles—so driven just 177 miles in 11 years. Some oddity here, as catalog states: “all original except new interior,” but clearly it also had body, paint and chrome restored. Even odder is that the engine compartment was left untouched, so needs work to bring the car to a consistent Sports Car Market


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Saratoga Saratoga Springs, NY level. This was one car in the collection that sold for much more than purchase price by Dammerman, but wasn’t enjoyed on the road very much. This can happen when you have a collection of over 50 cars. #491F-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE convertible. S/N: 11102512004122. Metallic blue/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 49,454 miles. Complete restoration in 2010, with period Mercedes 3.5-L V8 installed in place of the original 2.8-L I6. Superb body-, chrome- and paintwork all top concours level. Interior also beautifully done, displaying perfect wood dashboard, instruments and console. Seats were previously restored and look ever-soslightly older on close inspection. Engine and most ancillary pieces look period-correct and carefully installed. Underbody perfect. Rear has a bit of sag, a suspension problem. One headlight surround loose at top. Cond: 2+. dition and restoration would be more acceptable, but for some Ferrari collectors, this example needs to be fully restored again. Of course, there are a few who might like having a drive-with-less-worry example. A great Cars & Coffee car, a not-so-great Cavallino Classic car. High bid of $165k seemed to be in the right ballpark. #701S-2003 FERRARI 360 Modena Spi- work has lost some of its luster. Some professional attention might well change that, and the mismatched paint up front needs to be addressed. A bill for brake work in 2016 shows exact same mileage as odometer does now. E24s have a common problem with plastic odometer gears breaking, so certainly some questions here. Early E24s also had troublesome thermal reactor/EGR emission controls. In the next few years progressed to catalytic converters and 5-speed transmissions, so these earlier models are generally less desirable. Consignor initially turned down high bid, but sensibly decided later this was about as much as this 630 CSi was likely to bring at any auction. Fairly bought and sold. SOLD AT $96,250. Originally a 280SE 6-cylinder; Dammerman decided to install the V8 from a donor coupe upon embarking on a badly needed restoration. The body had extensive rust, with photos showing challenging work that was done over a two-year period. Some might question installing a 3.5-L engine, but—while obviously not as valuable as an original 3.5—I view it as a legitimate upgrade. The quality of the work was stunning, a few easily remedied flaws keeping it from the Condition 1 rating it deserves. So what is it worth? With original 3.5s now in the $200k–$300k range, I anticipated it would be a worthwhile purchase in the mid-$100k range. Bought for just $96k, I call it an exceptionally good buy. Others may strongly disagree. #539F-1977 BMW 630 CSi coupe. S/N: 5505443. Ruby Red/tan leather. Odo: 66,866 miles. Described as one-owner car. Body panels all good, mostly free of dents and dings, although rear fender has a large paint scuff and driver’s door a large chip. Front end on driver’s side resprayed, does not match color of original paint. Doors shut very solidly. Wheels all excellent, as are the Michelin tires. Inside nicely preserved and presentable but imperfect. Dash appears original with no cracks, several gallons of Armor All applied. Later Blaupunkt removable-face stereo. Seats holding up fairly well, could use some treatment, though. Headliner around sunroof area torn and hanging, with foam showing. Engine compartment relatively clean and well kept, appears to support low mileage and regular service. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,030. A nice but not outstanding early E24 6 Series. Unusual and striking Ruby Red color, but paint- 134 ITALIAN #465F-1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 coupe. S/N: 15641. Eng. # F101AC000. Red/black leather. Odo: 52,359 miles. Older restoration with mediocre respray by Ferrari restoration standards. Body panels good, no dents or dings, but fit of hood, trunk and driver’s door noticeably off. Most chrome, black trim and front bumper redone but not showquality. Cromodora wheels refinished, but surface extremely rough-looking—puzzling and incorrect. Michelin XWX tires cracking, with worn tread on fronts. Interior has gauges in good shape, but dash cover redone to midlevel standards. Carpeting redone at some point. Seats redone, again to moderate standards. Old Jensen speakers in back. Engine looks a bit tired, black paint coming off cam covers, lots of tired bits in compartment. Carbs look like they were out at some point not long ago. Hood insulation redone. Tool roll in trunk. Cond: 2-. der. S/N: ZFFYT53AX30131499. Metallic blue/blue leather. Odo: 41,976 miles. Body perfect, no signs of repair work or nicks and scratches except for paint chip on door handle. Wheels in fine shape, wearing recent-looking Kumho tires. Driver’s seat has some noticeable wear on side bolster. F1 paddle shift, no mention of whether often troublesome transmission has been repaired. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $68,750. Attractive metallic blue color; this 360 Spider was apparently the daily driver for Mrs. Dammerman. That might explain odometer reading 41,000 miles, which would be very low mileage on any other 2003 car, but off the charts to Ferrari owners. Kumho tires also not the brand Enzo was devoted to. Nevertheless, assuming records were obtainable and no mega-repairs needed, this was a decent price for someone on a budget who really wanted to own a modern Ferrari. Fairly bought and sold. SWEDISH #652S-1967 VOLVO 122S Amazon se- dan. S/N: KS124712. Sea Mist Green/green vinyl. Odo: 59,601 miles. This 122S Amazon is well known among regional Volvo aficionados; longtime first ownership and then stewardship by a dedicated Volvo enthusiast until obtained by consignor in 2016. Mileage of under 60,000 claimed accurate. Much purported originality—although I noticed a few paint runs, and wheels appeared recently resprayed. Chrome showing a little age but no rust or serious pitting. Engine compartment NOT SOLD AT $165,000. Restored before 365 GTC values skyrocketed a few years ago; clearly did not receive work done to current standards. For a more modest brand the con- Sports Car Market


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Saratoga Saratoga Springs, NY clean, tidy, stock-looking except for chrome air filters on stock SU carbs. Interior shows some slight wear, with fine dash and clean instruments. Dark green vinyl seats may have been re-covered at one time. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,860. This 122S was a pleasure to pore over; it’s hard to find examples that aren’t beyond the pale or poorly restored. Though probably not 100% original, it was in very presentable condition with an appealing bit of patina throughout. The light green paint is an especially distinctive color to those of us who remember these when new. Not so valuable or perfect that it can’t be driven, so will make a fine example of the 122S to enjoy. Fairly bought and sold. AMERICAN #438F-1935 FORD MODEL 48 5-window coupe. S/N: 181518255. Blue/beige cloth. Odo: 71,610 miles. Well-executed older body-off restoration now showing some age. Upgraded flathead with Edelbrock heads, dual carbs, Tremec 5-sp, 12-volt electrics. Body and paint impressive but flawed. Small dent with cracks at rear bumper mount, variety of aging paint spots, but no peeling or crackling. Original hood pieces come with car. Wheels and grille just redone in different, and better, colors. Visible chrome pitting in many areas. Interior holding up well, fabric and carpets still fresh-looking, steering wheel and dash very nice, new shift knob just installed. Engine compartment clean and impressive, reflects little use in recent years. Cond: 2-. done, other pieces appear a bit older. BFG radial tires. Underbody appears to have had previous restoration work. Interior excellent, with restored cloth seats, dash and carpets, all very well done. Red seats and carpets are a nice contrast against the standard black exterior. One window has cracked glass, others with mild delamination. Engine also appears to have been previously restored, with some refresh in 2017. Some non-original components such as blue spark-plug wires. Cond: 2. far fewer out there than Lincoln Continental convertibles, which cost about 30% more back in 1948. This may be the finest one still in existence; Dammerman bought it in 2008 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach for $110k (SCM# 1647045). At a price of just over $61k, new owner has a rare and superbly restored Lincoln to show. Well bought. SOLD AT $34,650. Not a top-level restoration in many respects noted above. The interior was its high point, very nicely done. The rest of the car, although imperfect, was still delightful to look at and would be more than welcome at most shows. Selling price seemed fair, given today’s somewhat soft market for many Cadillacs, large Fleetwood limousines in particular. Stepping back from market value perspective, it does seem amazing that an imposing Cadillac Fleetwood in this condition can be purchased for just $35k. I see these as a current bargain classic. NOT SOLD AT $27,500. Quite appealing ’35 Ford 5-window, with work carefully done and appearance that is not overdone. Mods should make it an excellent driver, but sadly may have been sitting in recent years. Appears to have same mileage as listed at 2014 Mecum Kansas City, where it was a no-sale at $26k (SCM# 6709566). Sold recently at Mecum Indianapolis auction for $32,450 (SCM# 6873648). Offered here under dealer consignment. Is quick resale for profit or due to some disappointment in condition? Consignor correct in holding out, but may not see large jump due to older restoration, as well as stagnant market value of these classic Ford hot rods. #645S-1947 CADILLAC SERIES 60 SPECIAL sedan. S/N: 6425668. Black/red cloth. Odo: 23,911 miles. 346-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Recent restoration in 2017. Paint quality good, not outstanding. Some chrome trim re- 136 SOLD AT $61,600. Another beautifully restored car from the Dammerman Collection. Base Lincoln convertibles are rarely seen now, #699S-1948 LINCOLN SERIES 876H convertible. S/N: 8H178549. Valley Green/ tan cloth/dark green leather. Odo: 72,803 miles. 305-ci V12, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Fully restored to highest level. Body and paint spectacular, all chrome trim perfect. Badges beautifully detailed. Driver’s door fit just a hair off. Vent window has slight delamination. Interior also superb, done with much attention to often overlooked details. Dashboard stunning. Driver’s side of seat has some nice small creases, revealing car has been driven at least once. Front carpet just a bit wrinkled; need to buy floor mats. Engine compartment clean, detailed, but not overdone. Wires and other parts period-correct-looking. Cond: 1-. #444F-1952 DODGE B-3B pickup. S/N: 82286373. Dark blue/black vinyl. Odo: 60,265 miles. 230-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Recent goodquality, body-off restoration. Paint quality decent, painted “Saratoga” lettering with Sunoco logo very well done. A few minor scuffs on door sill, headlight surrounds badly painted. Doors close solidly. Bed wood good, some bed bolts rusty. All glass excellent, might all be new. Many body-trim rubber gaskets new, but sloppy installation of some of them. Interior redone, with fresh seats, steering wheel and many controls. Instruments appear restored. Truckmaster heater looks impressive, also nicely restored. Engine looks fairly fresh, with just a few components in compartment looking second-tier. No visible oil leaks. Electric fuel pump installed. Underbody redone and shows little road use, some light surface rust in a few spots. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,000. Compared to early ’50s Ford and Chevy pickups, Dodge pickups are rare indeed. This example had a nicely done restoration, appropriate to original build level and current value. Many of the details were excellent, and I loved the Saratoga Sunoco theme, even if non-original. Apparently there were enough bidders who also liked the rarity and condition, as sale price was a bit above the high estimate of $28k. For this sum, deserves to be driven. Fairly bought and sold. #697S-1953 BUICK SKYLARK convert- ible. S/N: 16839256. White/black cloth/white & black leather. Odo: 1,902 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Description claims full restoration in mid-1990s. Superbly done, and probably little use since then, as condition is impeccable. Paint, body panel fit and chrome are all high concours quality. Could not find any pitting on chrome despite age. Small area in windshield delaminating. Underbody and engine meticulous. Continental spare tire and spotlights. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $121,000. While off-white paint is not the most exciting color for a ’53 Skylark, it gave it an elegance that comes forward when viewed in person. I could do without the Continental kit and Sports Car Market


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Saratoga Saratoga Springs, NY use. Engine comparably restored, with usual finned valve covers and carefully detailed hardware. Cond: 1-. spotlights, but that is a matter of taste. The restoration is jaw dropping in quality. The fact that it was restored more than 20 years ago makes it even more remarkable. This was one of the stars (among a galaxy of stars) of the Dammerman Collection, with much anticipation to see what it would bring. While Skylark values have dropped notably in the past few years, this one still could be considered well bought. #698S-1955 BUICK ROADMASTER convertible. S/N: 7B1105671. Black/black cloth/red & black leather. Odo: 32,175 miles. Full restoration some years ago. Panel fit excellent, black paint still looking impressive overall. A few small blisters and paint runs in trunk lid and rear body. Large paint chip in edge of hood. All chrome excellent, and rubber gaskets fine. Driver’s door shut difficult. Older whitewalls now yellowing. Nicely restored interior showing some flaws. Chrome pitting in a few spots, cracks in steering wheel, carpets slightly worn in spots. Engine compartment restored, but a few poorly painted pieces and some sloppy wiring. Underbody shows little use since restoration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $64,900. This Thunderbird from the Dammerman Collection is as good an example as you’ll find. Another prior purchase from the Barrett-Jackson Petersen Museum auction in June 2003, where it went for $56,100. Given the decline in ’55–57 T-bird prices the past few years, this T-bird was outstanding enough to marginally increase its selling price. I would call it a bargain when Dammerman bought it, and still a decent deal at this auction. With little use and good care since 2003, the new owner has a beautiful T-bird to enjoy. #694S-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N: E57S100762. Onyx Black/ black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 18,059 miles. 283ci 245-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Full restoration purportedly around 2005. Body- and paintwork superb, interior quality just as good, dash cover has a small flaw. Transmission is desirable 4-sp manual. Seats appear to have had little human contact. Underbody matches the rest of the car—as good as it gets. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $51,700. Another impressive car from the Dammerman Collection. Not as flawless as his finest cars, but a very good example nevertheless. Sale prices seem to vary significantly for these, with a few going in the mid$100k range, many of this quality going for about this price. Fairly bought and sold. #693S-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD D-code convertible. S/N: D7FH187886. Willow Green/green hard top & tan canvas/green & white vinyl. Odo: 99,563 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. High-level full restoration completed around 2003. Shows little use or wear since. Paint and body superb, passenger’s door fit slightly off, a common T-bird characteristic. Chrome, badges and exterior trim pieces all top-tier. Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels with whitewall tires that look fairly fresh. Interior is also beautifully restored and reflects minimal January 2019 SOLD AT $83,600. Another top-level icon from the Dammerman Collection. Apparently purchased by him in restored condition, with little use since. I searched for flaws, but hard to find any. Sold well above the $55k–$65k estimate, deservedly so, but still below market value in this condition. Well bought. #710S-1957 CHRYSLER 300C 2-dr hard top. S/N: 3N572394. Black/tan leather. Odo: 59,361 miles. 392-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 3-sp. Some originality combined with mediocre older restoration. Body-panel fit good overall; likely never taken off frame, which has some surface corrosion but no visible serious rust. Many old rubber gaskets throughout body and frame. Paint acknowledged as respray, likely long ago as quality is poor, with much orange peel, drips and chips. Looks better from 15 feet, still has some shine. Chrome dull, but mostly intact with little damage or rust; good 137


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Saratoga Saratoga Springs, NY candidate for rechroming. Interior has original seats with extensive cracking though still usable. Dashboard appears to have had new pad at some time. Instruments decent, some chrome trim pitted. New carpet at one time, needs new carpet again. Engine compartment looks like it was mildly freshened, with air cleaners repainted in signature gold. Cond: 4+. superb condition than transmission questions. Fairly bought and sold. SOLD AT $77,000. This Chrysler 300C purportedly was one of 18 built with NASCAR-use performance package, and now one of three still remaining. Certainly adds some significance to it for some collectors. Condition was a mix of originality and older restoration work. This often results in borderline appeal, particularly when paint is poor and seats are no longer looking habitable. I’m a strong advocate for originality, but in this case it may be time to surrender and do a full restoration to bring it to former NASCAR glory. #509F-1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N: F58T226552. Black/black vinyl/teal, black & white vinyl & cloth. Odo: 79 miles. 348-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Outstanding full restoration with just a few flaws. Paint and body excellent, with a few subtle dull paint spots. Hood fit badly off in rear corners—a must to address. Paint chip on door edge, wheels have some minor paint chips. Most chrome and glass perfect. Interior 95% perfect, but rear window winders have noticeable pitting. Odometer numbers have some unreadable digits. Engine compartment pristine. Striking and on the edge of Condition 1- rating. Cond: 2+. #473F-1962 DODGE 880 custom wagon. S/N: 6523176446. Gray & white/red vinyl. Odo: 43,839 miles. 361-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Full restoration at one time, now showing signs of impending middle-age. Panel fit very good, driver’s fender lip scuffed. Colors are a not-very-exciting gray body with white top, but stated as original, so it scores points on originality scale. No real flaws yet. All glass excellent. Correct “Fratzog” triangle on grille and wheels looks odd with just a plain black center. What were they thinking? Inside colors more exciting than outside, with red dash and seats. Astrophonic radio, worth having just for the name. Some dash chrome trim pitted. BFG tires decent, stock 8.50 width appears frighteningly narrow for this behemoth. Underbody shows minimal use. Engine compartment has a few flaws, such as brake master-cylinder corrosion. Cond: 2-. perhaps the best Starfire I’ve ever seen, and there are quite a few finely restored examples out there. Sold within the estimate of $40k– $50k, but I considered it a good buy, hopefully driven but carefully preserved in this condition. #689S-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N: 308675S118455. Silver Blue/white vinyl/ dark blue vinyl. Odo: 494 miles. 327-ci 360hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Full restoration finished in 2009. Impeccable condition throughout. Glistening paintwork, a few small bubbles up front. Chrome matches quality of paint. Firestone Champion bias-ply tires. Interior superb, seats and dash perfectly rendered. Engine bay also impressive, with fuel injection and other components restored to original, not overdone, condition. Odometer reset at restoration, now showing 494 miles. Cond: 1-. BEST BUY SOLD AT $44,000. Certainly a rare and alien wagon, which is what we all love. May have had little use since restoration; has New York registration sticker from 2014, so might need some servicing. Deserved much attention, and sold for close to the low estimate of $45k– $50k. Will be a star at any show. #495F-1962 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE convertible. S/N: 626M14710. Garnet Mist & silver/burgundy vinyl/maroon vinyl. Odo: 6,758 miles. 394-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Full bodyoff restoration sometime prior to 2009, with some freshening such as new top before purchase by Dammerman in 2012 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. Superb body- and paintwork, door and panel fit as good as it gets. Small paint blister in rear fender. Interior matches quality of exterior, with fabulous seats, pit-free chrome and excellent carpets. Small crack in steering wheel. Engine compartment not a letdown, redone to perfection. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $105,600. Bought by Dammerman in current restored condition in 2008 at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas for $132,000 (SCM# 1640089). Possibly driven only about 100 miles since restoration in early 2000s. The rare 4-speed manual floor shifter raised some questions about availability in 1958, perhaps enough to influence some bidders and the lower $65k–$80k estimate. Nevertheless, it blew through the estimate and hammered at $96k, so bidders placed more emphasis on 138 SOLD AT $91,300. Stunning Corvette from the Dammerman Collection, offered at no reserve. While the restoration is now nine years old, it appeared superbly done in all respects, with little wear and use since. Not as valuable as a Split-Window coupe, but the buyer was able to secure a bargain price, in my view. Inexpensive enough to drive without excessive fear. #471F-1964 PONTIAC CATALINA Safari wagon. S/N: 834A13422. Pearlescent white & blue/white vinyl & plaid wool. Odo: 5,249 miles. 389-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. New rotisserie restoration, customized to pay homage to ’60s California surfing cars. Eye-catching pearlescent white paint with metal-flake blue top, surfboard rack included. Some cruiserstyle touches, with thin flame on hood, pinstriping, no windshield wipers, and most notably, cloth seat inserts by the original company, Pendleton, in the same plaid wool worn by the Beach Boys on “Surfin’ Safari” and other album covers. Interior bright, dash and hardware nicely restored original pieces. Rebuilt 389 engine and transmission, upgraded radiator, brake conversion kit, frame powdercoated. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $48,400. One of Dammerman’s later additions to his collection, for $55k (SCM# 4777472). Easy to see why; this was Sports Car Market


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Saratoga Saratoga Springs, NY SOLD AT $26,000. This project car was put together by noted pinstriper Artie Schilling, with all proceeds going to charity. Somehow it all came together perfectly, the offbeat paint and interior working well together to make this wagon very appealing. The cloth seat inserts are a brilliant idea; made me wonder why the Beach Boys wore long-sleeve plaid shirts. Discovered they were originally named “The Pendletones,” in honor of the company that made the shirts that were used by California surfers in the ’60s as protection. Lots of imaginative ideas in this Safari, with work well done. A bit of a bargain for a unique Catalina wagon. What a great car to take surfin’ in the Hamptons. #622S-1966 BUICK WILDCAT convert- ible. S/N: 466676H949944. Red Jewel/white vinyl/black leather. Odo: 94,692 miles. 401-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restoration completed about eight years ago, now showing excellent body panels, very glossy modern Buick Red Jewel paint, gloss black engine compartment, white vinyl top. All chrome pieces and trim excellent. Headlight half-moon covers. Interior has black leather seats with front and rear side bolsters redone in a non-original pleated style. Carpets redone at some time, showing slight wear. Steering wheel has some cracks, and is the only red element in the whole interior. Temperature gauge added under dash. Engine and surrounding parts all look as-new, or again, better than new. Complete brake system rebuild with new lines and cylinders. Complete with tissue box. Cond: 2+. color choice. The interior condition showed just a bit of age in dashboard, carpets and other parts. Engine bay matched the body, veering a bit from original into show-car quality. Not for everyone, but a striking car nicely restored in the manner the longtime owner desired. A very decent buy considering the level of restoration work. Sure to draw crowds at any event, as it did here. #687S-1967 PONTIAC GTO convert- ible. S/N: 242677K121916. Black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 12,620 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Full restoration about 15 years ago. Paintwork beautifully done, few signs of wear or polishing scratches since. Trunk fit slightly off. All chrome excellent. Air conditioning, Rally II wheels with Redline tires. Modern black wiper blades. Interior very well done, seats and chrome pieces holding up well. Wood dash face looks great. Add-on gauges under dash. Some cracks in steering wheel with worn center badge. Engine compartment showing some mileage, hood pad decayed, flaked paint in various spots, cracked plastic grille. Cond: 2+. before 2011. Body panels fit well, doors close nicely, paint is rich and free from typical black paint flaws and swirls. All chrome pieces excellent. White vinyl interior looks fairly fresh, a few areas on armrests where vinyl has separated. Carpets new-looking. Engine compartment clean, restored, new brake booster, just a few flaws visible. Claimed to have matchingnumbers engine. Plastic grille mount broken. Modern black wiper blades. Well-optioned with a/c, power top, tilt wheel. Protect-OPlate, build sheets and other important documents. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $39,550. Bought by Dammerman at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in 2011 for $30,800 (SCM# 6771102) in its current condition. Impressive looking Gran Sport, another attention-getter at the auction. About a $9k increase in selling price here; seems appropriate for this excellent GS 400. Now if only it had a 4-speed…. #501F-1969 DODGE SUPER BEE 2-dr SOLD AT $29,400. The owner was with his car during viewing hours—always helpful but not often done. He owned this Wildcat for 28 years, so perhaps he also wanted to be with it these last two days. Paint was stunning, with mirror-like finish, and I thought an excellent SOLD AT $71,500. Purchased by Dammerman at Barrett-Jackson Petersen Museum auction in 2003 for $48,400 (SCM# 1557788), so in this case healthy appreciation over a long while. Just a few evident minor flaws that can be easily corrected. The purportedly original triple-black color scheme makes this a very desirable GTO, and it drew as much preauction attention as any car in the collection. Fairly bought and sold. #499F-1968 BUICK GS 400 convertible. S/N: 446678Y161980. Black/white vinyl/ white vinyl. Odo: 1,948 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Full restoration work done just hard top. S/N: WM23H9G202190. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 50,323 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Fully restored to concours quality. Paint and panel fit probably better than original. All chrome redone. Super Bee stripes and emblems done with care. Stark interior also restored to comparable level. Cooper Cobra tires on stock wheels and covers. Engine compartment is clean, simple and near perfection. Valve cover has a small spot of paint peeling. Windshield has minor gasket flaw. Underbody cleaner than my car’s upper body. Catalog states non-matching numbers. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $37,400. Beautifully restored Super Bee. Dodge interiors were not particularly inspiring at this time, but the Hurst shifter is a nice touch. Base 383 Super Bees are valued at less than half the price of Hemi and Six-Pack models. This example was a bit of a bargain at $37,400 considering the excellent restoration. Not matching numbers, but since it is neither a Six Pack nor a Ferrari, I call it well bought and suitable to show and drive. © 140 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. Bonhams — The Beaulieu Sale 2018 The 1903 Panhard et Levassor 7HP Type A, which spent much of the ’60s on display at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, sold for $276,215 Company Bonhams Date September 1, 2018 Location Beaulieu, U.K. Auctioneers Malcolm Barber, Rob Hubbard, Sholto Gilbertson Automotive lots sold/offered 106/130 Sales rate 82% Sales total $4,315,389 High sale 1935 AC 2-Liter 16/80-hp competition slab-tank roadster, sold at $283,680 Buyer’s premium 1903 Panhard Et Levassor 7HP Type A tourer, sold at $276,215 15% on first $649,153, 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.77) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T 142 his was Bonhams’ first sale since the announcement of its acquisition by Epiris, and regular auctioneer James Knight was absent from the rostrum, babysitting the new owners while it seemed that everyone else in the Motoring Department had a go — although multiple auctioneers have become a feature of the Beaulieu sale in recent years. Car specialist Rob Hubbard opened the bidding, followed by co-chairman Malcolm Barber and then Motoring Department Director Sholto Gilbertson in a very traditional sale that against Bonhams’ current structure increasingly looks an anachronism — but one that remains hugely popular, with more lots offered than ever against the backdrop of the U.K.’s biggest autojumble. In the fields adjacent to the auction tent, one can find everything from enamel signs to a complete aero engine (and Mk I Escort taillight lenses, thankfully). The top lot, the slab-tank AC, looked small and al- most insignificant against the heavyweight brass-laden magnificence lined up behind it — cars that Bonhams does so well at Beaulieu. Most imposing of these was the huge 1912 Wolseley 24/30HP ($89,799), but the 1923 Rolls-Royce 45/50HP Silver Ghost “Salamanca” ($201,562) and 1926 Packard Eight ($43,299) weren’t far in its shadow. Closely following the AC for the high spot was a well-known Brighton runner, Beaulieu, U.K. the 1903 Panhard et Levassor 7HP Type A at $276,215. It had spent much of the ’60s in display in the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, presumably the reason that it was offered here rather than waiting for Bonhams’ annual sale of Veterans in London on November 2, immediately before the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. An 80% sell-through rate is good going in the current U.K. auction climate, Sales Totals against the background of being Bonhams’ first sale to feature a raised buyer’s premium. The initial band at 15%, which so far has applied up to £50,000, with the rate dropping to 12% thereafter, has been increased to £500,000, meaning most of its sales are now charged at 15% rather than the variable rate. This still doesn’t make Bonhams the most expensive European auction house. That’s Artcurial, at 16% up to €900,000 and 12% thereafter, while H&H and Silverstone remain at 12.5%, and RM Sotheby’s rates are 15% on first €200k (or £200k in the U.K.) and 12.5 thereafter. ♦ $6m $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. ENGLISH #506-1908 PHOENIX 10HP Sports road- ster. S/N: 88187. Maroon & timber/brown leatherette. RHD. Charming old thing, with tiny twin-cylinder engine more cyclecar than voiturette. Morris Dynastart added in ’90s. Very original and quite tatty. Brass radiator shell nicely dulled. Very patinated leatherette still serviceable, although has probably gone a couple of cracks too far to save in the long term. Sale room notice said than Bonhams now believed it to be an 8HP rather than the cataloged 10HP. Cond: 4+. once a year. Sold for a similar price to a decent Morris Cowley—and twice the price of a Ford T. #576-1910 STAR 15HP tourer. S/N: 2471. Red/black leather. RHD. Older restoration (rebuilds in ’70s and ’80s), new paint since last time we saw it, and new wicker inserts to body sides. Buttoned leather is older and nicely creased. Excellent brass including Powell & Hanmer lights. With Dynastart. Cond: 3+. Older refurb, as it was restored in ’50s and again in ’70s, has a lovely settled-in patina. Paint slightly orange-peeled, brass well worn in, well-polished and slightly stained CAV light set. Auster rear windscreen. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,847. Phoenix was founded in north London by a Belgian, Joseph van Hooydonk, and named after the Phoenix Cycle Club. Bought from the Sword Collection in 1962, added to the Ferranti Collection, was purchased from there in 1997, recommissioned and apparently working soon after. Offered at no reserve and sold for twice the lower estimate—decent Bullnose Morris money, or considerably more than a Brass Era T. Either someone knows something we don’t or a VSCC member has bought it to stick an aero engine in it. #608-1909 ALLDAYS & ONIONS 10/12HP tourer. S/N: 2874. Cream/buff canvas/red leather. RHD. An older restoration with lightly orange-peeled paint. Nice straight radiator shell. Brass includes headlamps—so polished-out maker’s name is unreadable— King of the Road scuttle lamps, mirror and bulb horn. Seat leather very patinated, vinyl to dickey seat newer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,847. Bought by the vendor at this auction in 2015 for $42,024 (SCM# 6794762). Before that sold at this auction in 2012 for $58,856 (SCM# 4943174). Sold 20% under lower estimate here, as is the trend at the moment, but at least it’s on a consistent downward curve. #601-1912 WOLSELEY 24/30HP Torpedo phaeton. S/N: 17297. Green/buff canvas/green leather. RHD. Older restoration, which required half a new body, and massive! Stance exaggerated by increased ground clearance of “colonial” models, plus two-inch-taller top on this example. Good paint, nice plating to radiator (a couple of tiny dings) and Bleriot lights. Buttoned leather just settling in. Has electric starter, carburetor heater for cold starting, plus flashing indicators. No odometer. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,847. On display in the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in the ’60s, having been off the road since 1928. Sold twice before by Bonhams, in 2013 for $60,294 (SCM# 6620417) and 2015 for $62,161 (SCM# 6787338). Much less this time—price has dropped by almost half in three years—but 20% of the difference is down to the big shift in exchange rates since 2016. Nevertheless, well bought for the earliest known post-WWI Sunbeam. #578-1923 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Silver Ghost Salamanca Landaulette. S/N: 112JH. Blue & black/black leathercloth/black leather & gray cloth. RHD. Odo: 23,191 miles. Imposing Springfield Ghost with three-configuration coachwork. Very sharp with excellent paint and plating. Lightly creased leather in front. Excellent gray velour to rear compartment, along with a rear air conditioner that’s currently disconnected. Motor has modern oil filter, and all brass polished. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,594. 10/12HP was the company’s most popular model, lasting from 1905 to ’13. In this ownership since 1971 and displayed at the Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum in East Sussex, being taken out and run 144 SOLD AT $89,799. Delivered new to Canada. In this ownership since 2008, when it returned to the U.K. post-restoration. Sold a little behind the lower estimate of £75k ($97k), but that’s a normal happening at U.K. auctions these days. #575-1919 SUNBEAM 16HP tourer. S/N: 503019. Tan & brown/beige canvas/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 488 miles. Earliest known post-WWI Sunbeam. BEST BUY SOLD AT $201,562. In South Africa in 1969; achieved a world-record price for a Springfield Ghost of £38,000 (about $66k) in 1977 before heading back to the U.S., and then back to England in 1999. Sold in April 2008 for $377,586 (SCM# 1640455), and again at Goodwood on September 2009 (SCM# 1666750) for $190,710, when we said: “Nearly $200k later, this looked like a case of panic selling as it went well under its $212k bottom estimate. Exceedingly well bought.” It’s recovered a little, but still looks a decent buy. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. #577-1925 AUSTIN 7 Chummy tourer. S/N: A19059. Primrose/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 6,674 miles. Very sharply restored 2015–17—never seen one this good before—possibly better than new with perfect paint, untouched seat vinyl and shiny motor, with polished castings. Phoenix crankshaft and modern coil/distributor ignition, but nobody complains about those, and the original magneto is included. Cond: 1-. Switzerland, in Ireland from 1995. Likely after it sold at Sotheby’s March 1995 sale, where it went away at $99,744 (SCM# 6846240). Sold at the top of the estimate range. Rough/sad/ tired/crumbling 20/25s with massive or otherwise unattractive bodies start at $30k, but you pay more for something nice. Still, well sold. #554-1936 MARENDAZ SPECIAL messed with, and a good dose of leaving well alone would be the best plan for the next few years to let all that titivation work mellow a bit. Anyway, this was the star of the show, displayed center stage right in front of the auctioneer’s rostrum. Sold just on bottom estimate but fair. #569-1935 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP SOLD AT $49,271. Sold 50% over top estimate. Find a better one... and the owner’s probably shown a small profit given that the restoration cost £20k ($26,186), while the purchase price was probably under £10k ($13,093). #589-1935 AC 16/80HP Competition slab-tank roadster. S/N: L364. Blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 8,844 miles. Shiny but slightly orange-peeled paint following a recent color change back to original. Previously refurbed 2013–16 and before that rebuilt in the late ’90s. Good plating, although radiator shell is lightly rippled. Newish leather is rather a loose fit. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $283,680. One of 40 16/80s built and one of only 28 with factory slab tank. You’d have thought that by now the poor thing has had enough of being drophead coupe. S/N: GLJ8. Cream/black leather. RHD. Excellent order following restoration in early ’90s, straight body, nice paint and plating. Interior timber all very good, leather lightly creased. Flashing indicators fitted. Irish title. Cond: 3+. 13/70HP Sports tourer. S/N: 807. Green/ green leather. RHD. Odo: 57,126 miles. Rare post-vintage thoroughbred, looks like a baby Bentley. Older restoration, fairly straight body with a few ripples. Very creased leather. Brightwork and plating okay. Engine is nonoriginal, but of the correct type; retaining its original 2.4-liter capacity instead of Marendaz’s sleeved-down 1,869-cc, plus improved cylinder head. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $111,979. Offered but not sold at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale July 13, at the same £70k–£80k ($91k–$104k) estimate. With the estimate unchanged and with the focus of the Beaulieu sale on older cars, it had better luck here, selling for MG F-type Magna money. #592-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-4 SOLD AT $62,708. Previously in the U.S. and BN2 roadster. S/N: BN2L228736. Black/ black vinyl/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,850 miles. Older restoration and conversion to RHD. Mostly okay except for spidered and blistered paint. Fairly good interior with one repair to left seat. Moto-Lita wheel. Chassis rails straight. The 65-profile tires are much too small for it. Last sold with 50 miles, so re Beaulieu, U.K. #577-1925 AUSTIN 7 Chummy tourer. S/N: A19059. Primrose/black vinyl/black vi- nyl. RHD. Odo: 6,674 mams Beaulieu, U.K. #577-1925 AUSTIN 7 Chummy tourer. S/N: A19059. Primrose/black vinyl/black vi- nyl. RHD. Odo: 6,674 miles. Very sharply restored 2015–17—never seen one this good before—possibly better than new with perfect paint, untouched seat vinyl and shiny motor, with polished castings. Phoenix crankshaft and modern coil/distributor ignition, but nobody complains about those, and the original mag- neto is included. Cond: 1-. Switzerland, in Ireland from 1995. Likely after it sold at Sotheby’s March 1995 sale, where it went away at $99,744 (SCM# 6846240). Sold at the top of the estimate range. Rough/sad/ tired/crumbling 20/25s with massive or other- wise unattractive bodies start at $30k, but you pay more for something nice. Still, well sold. #554-1936 MARENDAZ SPECIAL messed with, and a good dose of leaving well alone would be the best plan for the next few years to let all that titivation work mellow a bit. Anyway, this was the star of the show, dis- played center stage right in front of the auc- tioneer’s rostrum. Sold just on bottom estimate but fair. #569-1935 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP SOLD AT $49,271. Sold 50% over top esti- mate. Find a better one... and the owner’s probably shown a small profit given that the restoration cost £20k ($26,186), while the pur- chase price was probably under £10k ($13,093). #589-1935 AC 16/80HP Competition slab-tank roadster. S/N: L364. Blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 8,844 miles. Shiny but slightly orange-peeled paint following a recent color change back to original. Previously re- furbed 2013–16 and before that rebuilt in the late ’90s. Good plating, although radiator shell is lightly rippled. Newish leather is rather a loose fit. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $283,680. One of 40 16/80s built and one of only 28 with fac- tory slab tank. You’d have thought that by now the poor thing has had enough of being drophead coupe. S/N: GLJ8. Cream/black leather. RHD. Excellent order following resto- ration in early ’90s, straight body, nice paint and plating. Interior timber all very good, leather lightly creased. Flashing indicators fitted. Irish title. Cond: 3+. 13/70HP Sports tourer. S/N: 807. Green/ green leather. RHD. Odo: 57,126 miles. Rare post-vintage thoroughbred, looks like a baby Bentley. Older restoration, fairly straight body with a few ripples. Very creased leather. Brightwork and plating okay. Engine is non- original, but of the correct type; retaining its original 2.4-liter capacity instead of Maren- daz’s sleeved-down 1,869-cc, plus improved cylinder head. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $111,979. Offered but not sold at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale July 13, at the same £70k–£80k ($91k–$104k) estimate. With the estimate unchanged and with the focus of the Beaulieu sale on older cars, it had better luck here, selling for MG F-type Magna money. #592-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-4 SOLD AT $62,708. Previously in the U.S. and BN2 roadster. S/N: BN2L228736. Black/ black vinyl/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,850 miles. Older restoration and conversion to RHD. Mostly okay except for spidered and blistered paint. Fairly good interior with one repair to left seat. Moto-Lita wheel. Chassis rails straight. The 65-profile tires are much too small for it. Last sold with 50 miles, so re- SOLD- SOLD AT $49,271. Repatriated from the U.S. in 1989 and bought by the vendor from a Brooks (pre-Bonhams) Olympia sale in 1995 for $33,681 (SCM# 1544759). Priced right for condition. #590-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 coupe. S/N: S824241DN. Red/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 146 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. 24,527 miles. Older (2013) restoration, with paint bright, door fit good, and sits on shiny new wires. Newish leather to aftermarket bucket seats, although originals are included. Now with electronic ignition. Cond: 3+. money, but this one has extra value via its rarity (thought to be one of 88 RHD 3.4 S coupes made) and its unmessed-with originality. The ideal restoration project, but I’d like to change its rubber pieces and fluids, wipe it over with an oily rag and smoke it around as-is for a while. #586-1960 BERKELEY T60 roadster. S/N: 324. Green/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 55,579 miles. Excelsior-engined car from first series (later ones have bucket seats and a floor handbrake), repainted, retrimmed and looking very smart with no obvious blemishes in fiberglass. New top and new sidescreens. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $71,666. Bought by the vendor at the September 2017 Goodwood Revival sale (SCM# 6853451) for $72,940—apparently he found he couldn’t fit comfortably in it (perhaps hence the seat change). A cheapish XK, but only this much was expected for it, and the owner has managed to offload it for much the same as he paid, meaning he’s only down about 5% plus transport expenses. #596-1959 JAGUAR XK 150 S coupe. S/N: T824946DN. Blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 46,541 miles. Barn-find restoration project. All there and not too badly corroded—although rear fenders have suffered—just very dusty. Leather is well creased, but not cracked and would probably revive. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,750. Berkeley’s most prevalent model. Sold 10% under lower estimate, in line with current U.K. auction trends. You could almost get into a Caterham 7 for this money, although a Berkeley has a much more acute novelty factor. Almost 60 mpg, too. #522-1964 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 coupe. S/N: 889503. Sand brown/black leather. “Barn find” but pretty solid with no obvious structural rust; has only been off the road for about five years. Very original save for Day-Glo Orange-painted chin, though according to archive pics, was red at one stage, originally cream. Leather pretty good, and savable. Supplementary gauges under dash. Engine isn’t the original. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $59,722. Delivered new in Belgium. Like the Michelotti XK 140 sold at Monaco (see the profile, September 2018 issue, p. 102), being sold to benefit the Animal Rescue Centre, Ghent, along with the 308 GT4, Acadiane van and C1 Corvette. Fair money for condition, although that reflects how solid and original it is. More remarkable, the next lot was a New Old Stock clamshell bonnet to fit this car, estimated at $1,300–$2,600, which sold for $23,831. #625-1967 FORD CORTINA Mk II Rally racer. S/N: BA91GS04627. White & blue/gray velour. RHD. Mk II Cortina longdistance rally car with Pinto power (which didn’t appear in the U.K. until the Mk III Cortina of 1970), built from a real Cortina-Lotus for Unipart for the 25th anniversary 1993 London-Sydney Rally—livery carries the name of every sponsor. Only fair order, still with twin tripmeters. Surprisingly, there’s no strut brace, although the Pinto is a tall beast. Exhaust routes through wing and over roof. Atlas (Capri) rear axle, Capri brakes all around. Front arches cut for extra clearance. “Custom-made” 5-speed transmission is probably Ford Type 9 (Sierra, Transit, etc.) judging from gear knob. Presented on gravel tires though sold with a spare set of wheels sporting tarmac rubber. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $85,850. In storage since 1975, but it’s been started and run periodically (there are a couple of new exhaust clamps underneath). You can buy a roadworthy XK for this SOLD AT $10,451. Pinto is actually a European design (heavily based on the Mercedes OHC layout) first seen in the Taunus, the German Cortina, before the infamous compact whose name stuck. This car was sold for £7,150 ($10,008) by H&H at Stoneleigh Park in 2009. Had been for sale by a rally preparation specialist for a time before this auction. At £8,050 this time, sold somewhat behind the £10k–£15k ($13k–$19k) estimate. #541-1969 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series II 4.2 convertible. S/N: 1R11816. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 28,610 miles. Federal car converted to Euro-spec triple SUs during mechanical rebuild in 2015 following cosmetic refurb in 2010. Originally green with Cinnamon interior. Solid enough with thick older paint, decent chrome. Older vinyl has worn shiny. New chrome wires. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $96,816. Quite strong money for a driver-quality, ex-federal car. But therein lies the clue, with the vendor claiming it’s one of the nicest he’s driven—and rust-free is a bonus in Europe too. However, according 148 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. FRENCH #532-1903 PANHARD ET LEVASSOR to the results published later on the website, even this wasn’t enough to buy it. I would have done the deal.... #622-1978 FORD FIESTA hatchback. S/N: BAFBUM58259. White/black velour. RHD. Odo: 25 km. Very sharp, almost like new and no surprise with only delivery mileage. Seat velour is rather baggy, probably from dampness. Never registered. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $40,312. Bought from the dispersal sale of the Sharp Collection in 2005. Sold at the high end of the estimate range. Would be a very cheap Brighton runner... if only it were eligible. It’s a year too young, and that keeps the price down. SOLD AT $8,584. Displayed in the Science Museum in London 1980–2017, having been donated by a Ford dealer. Offered at no reserve and sold where expected. Such a unicorn it’s hard to value, but anywhere between half this and double this would have sounded reasonable. SOLD AT $276,215. U.K. supplied. Mainly dormant 1928–59, then in the Montagu Motor Museum, Beaulieu, from 1960. As “AA 14” it was a frequent London to Brighton Run competitor. Sold at a Christie’s Beaulieu auction in 1971 for $9,830, then again at a Christie’s London auction in 2006 for $166,528 (SCM# 1566785) when registered LOY 500. Now on an age-related plate. Has an entry on this year’s Brighton run. Hammered mid-estimate, taking the final price well over the $260k upper estimate. Well sold, but a good buy too. #580-1924 CITROËN 5CV Type C2 tourer. S/N: 46628. Black/black cloth/black vinyl. Older (1990s) restoration of 2-seater with new rear body. Paint shiny, plating to radiator shell and lights pretty good. Seat coverings and top look newish. No information offered in catalog except that it’s French registered and said to be “on the button.” Cond: 3+. 7HP Type A tourer. S/N: 5887. Green/black leather. RHD. Matching chassis and engine numbers, with most components stamped P-L. Originally a 2-seater, rebodied as a 4-seater in ’70s. Nice brushed paint. Front leather claimed original. Lots of nice brass with only a few dings, including Powell & Hanmer headlamp and Lucas King of the Road side and rear lamps. Graisseur Compte-Goutte oiler on dash. Ignition system runs Ford Model T trembler coils and a 12-volt battery. Drive chains in good nick. Later Panhard speed controller on steering wheel. Cond: 3+. #537-1905 CORRE TYPE F Rear-En- trance Tonneau. S/N: 129. Cream/brown leather. RHD. Essentially a copy of a Renault, with De Dion engine. Restored from a wreck in late ’50s. Restored again 2005, still nice, with paint in good nick and leather looking very orderly. Shiny brass panels, nice wicker basket to scuttle. Now with 12-volt ignition, flashing indicators and a clutch brake. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,437. Sold under estimate at less than Austin Seven money. I suspect the seller might have been one of the many continental European traders who visit for the annual Beaulieu Autojumble and who, having trailered it to the U.K., didn’t want to take it home again. GERMAN #618-1957 HEINKEL KABINE Type 153 microcar. S/N: 350073. Maroon/gray vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 27,479 miles. Looks like an Isetta, but it’s slightly bigger and roomier (although that’s a very relative term), and these have a reverse gear. Possibly an Irishbuilt example, although production didn’t start there until 1958. Good restored (2014) order 150 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. with okay paint, new seat vinyl and new rollback top. Perspex all good, but window seals are all tired or perished. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,317. Which is why it sold well under what was expected. Rotten donors have gone for as much as $75k if they’re complete, but this wasn’t. Good basis for a resto-mod/ outlaw just to offend the purists, though. M112 V6 and billet alloys, anyone? #602-1978 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 1303 LS cabriolet. S/N: 1582044252. Silver/ black cloth/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 10,416 miles. Very well preserved and wheels refinished, but rusting slightly on insides of bumpers. Excellent interior vinyl. Beetle overmats. Last MoT expired 2010. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,917. These were built by Trojan in England from 1961. Imported from Ireland in 2010 and restored in the U.K. Sold for approximately Isetta money. #561-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N: 1210408502315. Red oxide primer. RHD. Not quite the roughest 190 I’ve seen, as it still had most of its floors and didn’t need to be held together with clingfilm. Some parts boxed up inside, but instruments are out. With hard top, but sadly, quite a few of the vital components are missing, having been sold off after it was bought as a donor, including seats, hood frame and some engine ancillaries, so it doesn’t even qualify as a particularly useful parts car. Cond: 4. vinyl still in good nick. Retro-look stereo. Extra power sockets under dash. Harnesses bolted through rear deck(!). K&N filter on probably non-standard, twin-choke Weber, plus electric fan. Catalog said it had recently been restored “to original specification,” so not sure what has happened to it. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,889. Imported from the U.S. to the U.K. in 2016. Harnesses and extra power sockets suggest it might have been used for rallying. Hammered mid-estimate. Looks a relative bargain against a restored Frogeye Sprite, which would be more in the same condition. SOLD AT $31,354. U.K. delivered but not registered. Somehow it’s clocked up more than 10,000 miles. Bought by the vendor at Coys’ True Greats auction in London in 2010 for £25,870 (then $40,359), and obviously unused since. Some you win, some you lose; perhaps selling before 2016 would have been a better plan. ITALIAN #543-1959 LANCIA APPIA roadster. S/N: 812013487. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 53,578 miles. Good, restored. Shiny paint, chrome is fair, rattle-can finish to wheels. Vignale badges crazed and shattered. Original seat #549-1962 ALFA ROMEO 2000 Spider. S/N: 1020402002. Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 1,890 km. Restored and still shiny—presumably not long ago, judging from low miles recorded. Paint and chrome still good, leather just taking on some gentle patina. Recently added electric power steering and DYN alternator, although original dynamo comes with the car. Blue silicon hose to water pump stands out a bit, which is a change from the catalog pictures. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $79,521. Delivered new in the U.K. Being sold from a Belgian collection by a well-known Essex dealer who had at least six cars in this auction, most of them unsold. This had better luck, though let go £10k ($13k) under the £70k ($91k) lower estimate. 102-series Spiders may finally be gently on the rise, but the smaller 101 is still worth more. #523-1975 FERRARI 308 GT4 DINO coupe. S/N: F106AL13394. White/black vinyl. Odo: 17,192 miles. Series II Bertone Dino. Dusty but not rotten, although you can never tell what’s lurking within the steelwork of an old Ferrari. Air cleaners are missing. Interior looks pretty good—dash top and vinyl in good shape, though carpets are a bit grubby. Fascia cover missing from relay and fuse box. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $35,833. Put away since the ’80s, although stored properly on blocks. 152 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, U.K. rica, hence right-hand drive. Sold a gnat’s eyebrow under the lower estimate of £30k ($39k), which felt quite steep for a Stovebolt Chevy, although apparently it was the company’s most expensive offering of its day. Like the E-type that preceded it (Lot 522), a Dyane Acadiane and a Corvette C1, being sold to benefit the Animal Rescue Centre, Ghent. Offered at no reserve and sold just over the lower estimate. Really good examples are fetching $100k now, but probably best not to spend too much on one that’s such an unknown quantity. If it all works out, someone got lucky. AMERICAN #533-1914 FORD MODEL T tourer. S/N: 399608. Black/black cloth/black vinyl. Brass Era T looks very original, although disc brakes with Wilwood calipers fitted to rear. Hmmm... an improvement on Rocky Mountains, I guess. Paint okay, radiator shell straight and only lightly stained. Buttoned seat leathercloth good. Some rust creeping out between front spring leaves. Victor lamps only lightly dinged, and nice pair of carriage lamps mounted on scuttle. Cond: 3+. under lower estimate. A lot of car for the money. #553-1948 CHEVROLET FLEETMASTER woodie wagon. S/N: CL8434. Maroon/ brown vinyl. RHD. Odo: 11,058 miles. 216-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. RHD from new. Newish paint. Timber excellent, recently refurbed, with a couple of let-in repair sections. Decent vinyl to bench seats, newish carpets. Dash excellent. Not U.K. registered and no documents. Cond: 3+. #521-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N: 10867S107826. Red & white/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 37,524 miles. 283-ci 230-hp V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Last year of two-tone C1s. Dusty (though not as dusty as in the catalog) but complete, and no doubt a runner when parked. Paint dulled, chrome all okay. Interior would clean up. Some extra gauges and wiring under dash. Parked for many years, so mileage could be genuine. Belgian registered but NOVA registration in hand. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $38,819. Imported from South Af- SOLD AT $65,694. In the collection of the late Roger Schepens since the ’80s, and like the Michelotti Jaguar XK 140 at Bonhams’ Monaco sale plus the E-type (Lot 522), 308 GT4 (Lot 523) and Acadiane van, being sold to benefit the Animal Rescue Centre, Ghent. Offered at no reserve like the others, and sold for twice what was expected, at the price of a decent 3+ car in the U.K., and a little more than the asking prices of nice similar-spec cars at home. Very well sold. © SOLD AT $20,903. Of four Ts in the sale, this was about the nicest, bought at Hershey in 2011 but with nothing else known about it. About the right money for a Brass Era car in the U.K. Not sure adding disc brakes to a car that basically had none is a good idea, but don’t knock anything you haven’t tried. #573-1926 PACKARD EIGHT Series 243 landaulet. S/N: 215129. Black & nickel/ buff canvas/black leather & tan cloth. Odo: 12,935 miles. Imposing and unique, with body raised six inches to clear storage boxes. Older repaint. Nickel-plated bonnet slightly dinged and rippled. Good nickel-plated radiator shell and lights. Cracked gear knob. Black leather front and cord seats in rear baggy. With speaking tube. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $43,299. Bought by the vendor’s father at the Pebble Beach auction in 1995. Sold here a smidge January 2019 153


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights CANADIAN #F15-1975 BRICKLIN SV-1 Gullwing. S/N 11BX5S002618. Safety Orange/brown vinyl & cloth. Odo: 28,141 miles. Consignor attests to the 28,141 miles being correct from new. Generally good original paint and exterior coatings, with some light cracks at stress points on the doors (both of which can still power-actuate closed and open) and windshield frame. Panel fit and gaps somewhere between a kit car and a ’75 Chevy pickup. Very sloppy glue application for original door seals. Crude rattle-can touch-up of door jamb paint chips and wear-through. Seats are in pretty good condition, yet door and interior panels look like they were done in an eighthgrade shop class—with nobody getting even a B. Noticeable fade and discoloring of carpet. Round, monogrammed plaque in wood shift knob. Wavy dashboard. Newer tires on the original, dull alloy wheels. Seems to run out well enough. Cond: 3+. 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross motorcycle sold for $230,500 at Bonhams, Birmingham, AL BONHAMS Location: Birmingham, AL Date: October 6, 2018 Auctioneers: Malcolm Barber Automotive lots sold/offered: 82/114 Sales rate: 72% Sales total: $1,436,377 High sales: 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross motorcycle and 1928 Windhoff Four 746 motorcycle, each sold at $230,500 Buyer’s premium: 15% on first $100,000; 10% thereafter, included in sold prices Report and photos by Larry Trepel SG AUCTION Location: Winona, MN Date: October 12–13, 2018 Auctioneers: Dave Talberg, Kurt Warner Automotive lots sold/offered: 136/220 Sales rate: 62% Sales total: $2,223,924 High sale: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 Fuelie Split-Window coupe, sold at $91,800 Buyer’s premium: 8% onsite; 11% online, included in sold prices Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson NOT SOLD AT $9,300. Bidding opened at $8k, and ended here with the always-vague “we’ll sell it on an if.” In this case, “if” meant “no.” In a way, I can’t really blame the consignor, as this is actually one of the bettersorted-out Bricklins that I’ve seen cross an auction block (even if the auction description did take the whole bit about both power gullwing doors working past the three-beat accepted stop). Even if it’s a turd that doesn’t smell bad, $10k should’ve been the market on this plastic Ford Grand Torino. SG Auction, Winona, MN, 10/18. ENGLISH #149-1934 SUNBEAM 95L 500 motor- 1982 AM General DJ-5L U.S. Postal Service contract delivery Jeep, sold for $378 at SG Auction, Winona, MN 154 cycle. S/N 52102641. Eng. # 95L4950464. Black. Odo: 211 miles. Brought to the U.S. in the 1970s. Stored by previous owner until 2011, when purchased for the Beechwood Collection. Stunning, top-tier restoration undertaken. Body, paintwork, wiring, hardware all appeared done to perfection. This was the road version of the Sunbeam 95. There was also a competition version called the 95R that came without a headlight and some other appointments. Sleek, beautiful proportions, powerful all-black finish with gold logo and stripes. Engine a work of OHV art in itself. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $25,300. I consider this Sunbeam and its auction companion, a 1925 Sunbeam 500-cc solo, two of the most interesting and finely restored lots in the auction. Sunbeam had much racing success in the 1920s, a Sports Car Market


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Roundup #144-1949 VINCENT BLACK LIGHTNING motorcycle. S/N RC3548. Eng. # F10AB1CX1648. Black. Fine overall condition, but not a trailer queen. Ridden extensively by the consignor, who purchased it in 1968. Restoration done 2000–04, and then ridden in many demonstration events up to 2017. Beautifully restored, with some updated components such as NGK spark-plug wires, 12-volt battery, Bing carburetors, new 19-inch wheels, and other key pieces that improve running. Many of the original pieces included in the sale. Cond: 2+. fact lost on many American enthusiasts who are more familiar with Norton, Triumph and other British brands that soldiered on. Selling right at the low estimate (with commission included), it struck me that one can purchase beautifully restored early motorcycles at a fraction of the cost of a classic car with a comparable restoration. Bonhams, Birmingham, AL, 10/18. #148-1936 BROUGH SUPERIOR SS80 motorcycle. S/N MB1604. Eng. # BSX44328. Black & chrome. Odo: 21,940 miles. Fully restored in late ’90s by previous owner, then some further details were attended to by new owner in 2000. Catalog states approximately 1,000 miles since restoration. Hopefully, a few of those are recent. The restoration is excellent and meticulous. Careful paint, polishing and chrome work. Side bags perfectly done. Instruments and controls superb. Dent in rear fender, small but noticeable amid all that perfection. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $310,000. Notable and documented history, originally owned and set up as a sidecar racer by Hans Starkle. Next owner had Vincent convert it back to solo street use in 1952. Many documents and historic photos were included. I expected it to sell within the $400k–$500k estimate, but bidding stopped at $310k, a bit of a surprise considering its history and the inclusion of many original parts. Bonhams, Birmingham, AL, 10/18. #145-1951 VINCENT BLACK SHADOW Series C 998 motorcycle. S/N RC10114B. Eng. # F10AB1B8214. Black. Odo: 2,666 miles. Noted to be a “basement find,” this Vincent Black Shadow has many original pieces, but every component on it will need extensive restoration or replacement. Front fender appears non-original, and speedometer, handlebar and headlight may have been added recently, as condition of these parts is notably better than rest of bike. A very challenging and long-term project lies ahead. SOLD AT $115,000. All Brough Superiors are quite stunning in person, the long chrome tank a trademark of their stately and imposing appearance. But the side-valve engine in the SS80 just doesn’t have the powerful look of the SS100 OHV engine that motored T.E. Lawrence to his death. In other respects the two are quite similar-looking, but in motorcycles the engine is the star of the show. Nevertheless, one of the motorcycle world’s greatest classics, fairly bought and sold. Bonhams, Birmingham, AL, 10/18. January 2019 155


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Roundup Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $52,000. Rumored to exist in some unknown house for many years, so discovery a few years ago makes for an interesting story. But condition is too far gone to retain any original charm. With the work needed, I would call the high bid of $52k about all it will ever go for. No doubt will be offered again somewhere; perhaps the U.K. might be a better place. Bonhams, Birmingham, AL, 10/18. #146-1952 VINCENT BLACK SHADOW Series C 998 motorcycle. S/N RC10380BC. Eng. # 0AB1B8480. Black. Odo: 729 miles. One of nine notable lots consigned from the Beechwood Collection. Recent freshening after 20 years of storage following restoration. New tires, kickstarter components, fuel lines, partial wiring. Moremodern Amal carbs installed with air filters; original Amals included. Overall appearance is excellent, with some small flaws and wear on close inspection. Restored tank paint and decals in fine shape, as are engine cases, handlebar, speedometer and other components. Front fender has holes for British plate. Cond: 2-. ration led to somewhat modest bidding. A Trophy, ironically, was dressed up as a German motorcycle for those classic Steve McQueen jump scenes in “The Great Escape,” a fact that is mentioned in every article about the Trophy, just like it is here. Bonhams, Birmingham, AL, 10/18. FRENCH #F33-1963 PEUGEOT 404 injection con- it himself just a few years ago. Sirkegian had two of these Gold Star flat-trackers, both restored by him and similar-looking. The other Gold Star was in Mecum’s Las Vegas auction in 2015, where it was a no-sale at $15k. The one offered here brought significantly higher bids, and sold for what I’d call an appropriate price. Bonhams, Birmingham, AL, 10/18. #122-1967 TRIUMPH TROPHY TR6B NOT SOLD AT $62,000. An appealing Vincent, nicely restored but not so perfect that it can’t be ridden. Consignor viewed it the same way and had key running components updated. Yet another Vincent that did not sell here, it must have come frustratingly close to its reserve, with an estimate of $80k–$120k. Compared to the rusted Black Shadow before it with a high, no-sale bid of $52k, bid of $80k here might be considered a bargain. Bonhams, Birmingham, AL, 10/18. #139-1956 BSA GOLD STAR racer. S/N BB32R424. Eng. # RBB34GS265. Red. Authentic flat-tracker recently restored by original racer and owner Bobby Sirkegian. Most notable is distinctive gas tank with original paint finish and lettering. Original engine with holes drilled in cooling fins, purportedly mechanically refreshed. Rims and some other chrome parts appear replaced, as well as number plates and seat. Wonderful-looking Sirkegian dealer stickers (father started their motorcycle dealership) are probably reproductions. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,250. Striking and historic BSA flat-tracker, all the more interesting because Sirkegian was 17 at the time he started racing it in 1959, and then restored 156 650 motorcycle. S/N TR601171. Aztec Red & Ivory. Odo: 251 miles. Full restoration sometime before 2003, with little use since then; reported last run in 2014. Restoration quality very good overall, correct tank colors of Aztec Red & Ivory, original Amal carb, new rims, new seat, frame and other parts all restored. Factory-optional tachometer installed. Engine lower end appears possibly replaced. Classic “Mouth Organ” (i.e., harmonica) chrome Triumph badges on tank show some pitting; call it nice patina. Lettering is gold, may be unoriginal. Some hardware—bolts, zip-ties—are imperfect, but hardly noticeable. The rubber fork gators have an odd appearance. Dirt-capable tires look good but likely old enough to need replacement if goal is to ride. Cond: 2+. vertible. S/N 4590701. White/black hard top/ black leather. Odo: 64,121 km. Most obvious of the corrosion issues is at the bottoms of the front fenders and Barney Rubble floors, with severe rust-out, but the thick, scaly rust on the bottom of the car shows it to have been parked exposed to plenty of humidity. Original paint, which has several moderate scratches, nicks, and heavier oxidation—which does a great job of projecting all the hand prints from it being pushed. It certainly isn’t moving under its own power, as the motor is partially disassembled and rusty. Tow-bar bracket attached under the front bumper (that’ll be handy). The interior is a moldy and corroded fuzzball, with plastic tubs full of loose parts sitting on the seats (as they’d go through the floor—gnarly carpet and all). Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $7,493. Good news: One-owner car, bought new when he was stationed in Europe with the U.S. Air Force. Bad news: That owner pretty much left it to sit and rot since the mid-1970s (an oil-change door-jamb sticker from Sears in 1974 is the last trace of activity I found on it). Granted, this might tease someone into trying to restore it (it does have a title), but once they find out how invasive the rust has become under that “it don’t look all that bad” exterior, they’ll likely list it on Bring-A-Forklift.com. Bought by an online bidder, who either likes a money-pit challenge (just getting parts for the early Kugelfischer fuelie system will be quite the task) or may get quite a shock when this gets kicked off the delivery truck. SG Auction, Winona, MN, 10/18. GERMAN #177-1928 WINDHOFF FOUR motor- SOLD AT $11,500. The Trophy type “B” was a pioneering street-scrambler, with high pipe, removable headlight and dual-purpose tires. One of 30 lots from the Vandergriff Collection, all offered at no reserve. TR6Bs are icons in the Triumph world, the high pipes and knobby tires making them early quasi-dirt bikes. This example was in nicely restored condition, but a few imperfections and perhaps age of resto- cycle. S/N 902. Eng. # 902. Black & white. Odo: 21,251 miles. Extremely rare German masterpiece. Some history known, with documents going back to German registration in 1959, after which it was left untouched until restoration finished in 2008. Everything on the motorcycle restored to perfection, with striking engine cases and mechanical components, front upper frame that bolts to the engine, and Sports Car Market


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Roundup rear tubes linking the engine to the shaftdriven rear wheel. A noticeable but easily repairable dent in the front fender is the only thing keeping it from a #1 condition rating. Cond: 2+. second auction in a row where they had a ’72 350SL on the docket. It always seemed like you never saw these first-year cars, as most R107s that turned up tended to be late 1970s through early 1980s that were starting to fall off the back row of used-car dealers from the Los Angeles basin. This was out of the Eugene Severn Collection from down in Iowa, so it’s been holed up there for some time yet is pretty much ready for someone to migrate it from old, used car that’s been sitting to ready collectible. Unlike the last one, which was factory red, this original green SL may be periodcorrect, but has some needs that need to be tended to. As such, it sold for top dollar as-is, regardless of it being a no-reserve car. SG Auction, Winona, MN, 10/18. SOLD AT $230,500. Previously sold postrestoration at Bonhams’ Stafford sale in 2008 for $128k, this impressive motorcycle has now changed hands again with a healthy and justified increase in value. The design of the inline-4 engine is stunning to behold, with beautifully rendered fins throughout the alloy cases. The fuel tank has simple lines that work in harmony with the rest of the bike, displaying German Bauhaus design at its finest. If you’ve never heard the name Windhoff before, you’re not alone, which made this an even more intriguing motorcycle to view. With so few in existence, market value becomes more arbitrary, but I’d call it well bought in the long run. Bonhams, Birmingham, AL, 10/18. #S111-1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 350SL convertible. S/N 10704412000485. Moss Green Metallic/green hard top/tan leather. Odo: 78,026 miles. Most panels (such as the doors) resprayed over the years, but does have some original paint. Light chipping on a few panels. Hard top stayed on car all weekend, so inspection of soft top (if one is still in there) not done. Decent original brightwork, with muting of chrome equal to muting of paint. Aftermarket stainless wheelwell flair trim. Stock color-coordinated wheel covers and old radials on original steel wheels. Unkempt engine bay. Older Oklahoma inspection tag in windshield. U.S.-market Becker Mexico radio in dash. Good original seats. Fuse panel cover lying on the passenger’s footwell. Along those lines, the car usually started with a jump, but gave up when staged and ready to go into the building for the auction, so it was pushed from there on. Cond: 3. #164-1977 BMW R100RS motorcycle. S/N 6180898. Eng. # CF06180898. Silver Blue. Odo: 10 miles. Second production year for the R100RS, with wind-tunnel-tested full fairing mounted to the frame, a revolutionary idea back then. True time-capsule example, with just 10 miles on the odometer. Paint, bodywork and mechanicals look showroomnew. Only exceptions are corrosion on the shock absorbers and around a couple of the mounting holes for touring bags (optional bags not included). Hand pinstriping on wheels and tank always a nice touch. Wire wheels, which were soon replaced with alloy wheels, are immaculate. Cond: 1. restoration work done by the consignor some years ago. He has owned it since 1980; stated to have had no road or track use since then. Displayed in Australian museum for some time. Condition is superb, with no evidence of over-restoration. Paintwork on frame and body appears perfect and accurate; details such as clamps and hoses appear correct. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $137,000. Considered to be Ducati’s most significant motorcycle, the 750 SS is to Ducati what the GTO is to Ferrari. In 1975, Ducati went to the less-attractive “squarecase” engine, making 1973–74 the most desired of the very limited number of 750 SS models produced. First sold to unknown Australian buyer, so despite the excellent restoration and preservation since 1980, may not have quite the appeal of a 750 SS with a race record or detailed early provenance. Hammered just a bit below the low estimate of $130k; I’d call it fairly well bought for an outstanding piece of art. Bonhams, Birmingham, AL, 10/18. #161-1985 DUCATI NCR 850 racer. S/N HRTT36. Red & white. Raced for a number of years in U.S. and New Zealand until 1994; restoration started in 2012 by consignor. Very well restored, excellent bodywork, paint and logos. Ducati 750-cc, 2-valve engine bored to 850 cc with NCR (Ducati race shop) heads, in a Harris steel tube frame. Original and stylish Veglia tach, new windscreen with some minor stress cracks. Serious-looking, with no period patina but a well-executed restoration instead. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. In consignor’s hands for 20 years, this R100RS was said to have been purchased and ridden home by first owner, whose wife then told him she was pregnant. Sadly, he never rode it again—a good argument to not have kids. This was another lot that was bid close to its low estimate of $25k but just not close enough to meet reserve. A limited audience, perhaps, who would be buying a BMW that may be painful to ride if watching the odometer. Bonhams, Birmingham, AL, 10/18. ITALIAN SOLD AT $5,940. Interesting that this is the 158 #158-1974 DUCATI 750 SS motorcycle. S/N DM750SS075241. Eng. # 075007DM7501. Silver & blue. Odo: 16,668 km. Described as having mostly original parts, SOLD AT $46,000. This is a significant race Sports Car Market


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On the Radar A whole new crop of world cars is now legal to import into the United States. If you’re not familiar with the rules, you can find info at www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import. by Jeff Zurschmeide 1973–80 Matra Bagheera Roundup Pros: Produced in partnership with Simca, the Bagheera was a 2-door hatchback with a midrear engine and transaxle layout. The engine was a 1.3-liter pushrod 4-cylinder rated at 84 horsepower. Later cars got a 1.4-liter at 90 hp. Top speed of 116 mph. Hybrid steel space frame/unibody chassis covered with fiberglass body panels made it lightweight. Seats three across the front row. Cons: This car actually won a “Silver Lemon” award for poor build quality in 1975 from the General German Automobile Club. The body leaks and rust is a frequent killer of the unprotected mid–1970s steel chassis. Price range: $4k–$15k, plus import costs. 1980–84 Matra Murena bike in Ducati history, as it was the first time Eraldo Ferracci modified a Ducati for a privateer amateur road racer in the popular AMA Pro Twins GP2 class. This led to the long factory supported run of the “Fast by Ferracci” team, winning one World Superbike title and two AMA Superbike titles. While not a winner of a pro championship, it is the bike that opened the path to Ferracci’s success in the 1990s. A no-sale at Bonhams’ Las Vegas 2018 auction, the estimate was lowered and the bike sold for a fair $46k. Bonhams, Birmingham, AL, 10/18. #162-1987 DUCATI 851 Superbike Ed- izione 11/1987 racer. S/N ZDM851S850009. Eng. # ZDM851W4B000445. Red, white & green. Street-legal homologation edition of Ducati’s first 851 aimed at World Superbike competition. Magnesium wheels, close-ratio gearbox and other hardware modifications. Originally sold to Alan Cathcart, at that time the leading journalist for testing and racing street and competition motorcycles. Ridden sparingly, then stored for many years. Restored around 2014, then ridden by Cathcart in some European vintage events. Headlight and rear fender installed. In almost-new condition, some scratches on exhaust and a few very minor blemishes. Race tires show hard use. Cond: 2+. Pros: Successor to the Bagheera, the Murena was co-produced with Talbot using many Talbot and Citroën parts. Choice of 1.6- or 2.2-liter engines gave buyers options of 88, 115 or 139 horsepower. All engine options included a 5-speed manual transaxle. The Murena yielded 0–60 mph times from 11.8 down to 8.4 seconds depending on the engine. Contemporary reviewers compared the handling to the Porsche 924 and Fiat X1/9. Cons: Total production was just 10,680 cars. Buying options are limited. Price range: $10k–$15k, plus import costs. 1977–84 Matra Rancho SWEDISH #170-1970 HUSQVARNA 400 motor- cycle. S/N MH1341. Red & silver. This Husky was bought as a restoration project for $1,500 in 2008, its glorious past unknown at the time. When its history was revealed, the new owner, now the consignor, smartly left it largely unrestored, with only mechanical work done to make it rideable. The components have wonderful battle scars and much wear, with original rusty bolts, primitive pot-metal controls, and scuffed-up gas tank. The seat appears restored at one time, and not done well. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $230,500. Steve McQueen owned five Husqvarna 400s, but solid evidence supports this as the one he rode in “On Any Sunday” in scenes with pro riders Malcolm Smith and Mert Lawwill. The scenes from this cult classic were playing on a video screen near the bike’s display stand, and I admit I watched the loop at least 20 times. In one of the most stunning sales I’ve ever witnessed, this wornout dirt bike went for over twice the alreadyshocking high estimate of $100k. The consignor must have been even more stunned than I was, his $1,500 purchase selling for over 150 times more than he paid. The audience cheered and almost carried the buyer out on their shoulders as he left the room smiling after his amazing win against a phone bidder. He could have bought several Vincents here for what he spent on one Husqvarna, illustrating how legendary a figure Steve McQueen still is. Bonhams, Birmingham, AL, 10/18. Pros: Designed as a less-expensive alternative to the Range Rover, the Rancho was a frontwheel-drive SUV based on the Simca 1100. It carried a 1.4-liter engine good for 80 horsepower and a 4-speed manual transmission. Total production was 57,792 units. Cons: Harder to maintain than a vintage Jeep or Range Rover, and that’s saying something. Rust has decimated most of these vehicles in the European weather. Looks are polarizing, but the WTF factor gives this car an undeniable appeal. Price range: $2k–$5k, plus import costs. ♦ 160 NOT SOLD AT $35,000. An interesting landmark Ducati, but it never lived the racing life it was built for due to the engine crankcase failures that plagued these early 851s. Cathcart’s bike suffered this problem early on, and by the time the problem was solved, he was soon on a different path, involved with Bimota. With purportedly less than 500 estimated miles (no odometer), I wondered why it would even need restoration, but it was not specified exactly what the restoration entailed. When raced, the street equipment would have been removed and partial race bodywork installed. Earlier this year it was a no-sale at Bonhams’ Stafford auction, and the high bid here of $35k was just not quite enough to hammer it sold. Bonhams, Birmingham, AL, 10/18. AMERICAN #154-1946 INDIAN CHIEF motorcycle. S/N 346127. Eng. # CDF1273. Black. Odo: 2,832 miles. The final lot from the Beechwood Collection, partially restored by previous owner, full and detailed restoration by Beechwood when purchased in 2002. Superb paintwork, tank and body pieces all excellent, front and rear fender skirts fit perfectly. Lots of chrome pieces, appear to be as originally installed by the factory. Front and rear optional factory chrome crash bars. Girder forks more interesting than later tube forks. Dual seat has some creases from use, gives a nice air of patina. Fringe on seat back. Whitewall tires, which were available when new. Cond: 1-. Sports Car Market


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Roundup ary. Bidding got started here with $15k on site, and the reserve begrudgingly lifted after awhile at $21,500. With no other bids, was hammered sold to someone who should be right pleased with a sharp-looking ’50s cruiser that should cruise out nicely, even on a 10-degree-below-zero morning. SG Auction, Winona, MN, 10/18. #F18-1957 STUDEBAKER PRESI- SOLD AT $25,875. While the most valuable Chiefs have the optional riveted saddle-bags, spotlights and other accessories, I liked the cleaner look of this blended example—which has been restored with a few options such as the fringed buddy seat and crash bars. Black was a factory color in 1946, perhaps not as appealing to some buyers as the beautiful blue, green or red examples from this era. Appears to have actually been ridden, but no visible flaws from use. A top-tier example of an icon, somewhat well bought considering condition. Bonhams, Birmingham, AL, 10/18. #S23-1955 DESOTO FIREFLITE Sportsman 2-dr hard top. S/N 55234091. Lavender & plum metallic/lavender & white vinyl. Odo: 63,277 miles. 291-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Options include ps, power seats, full tinted glass, wire-basket wheel covers and signal-seeking AM radio. Retro-fitted with modern dual-master-cylinder power brakes. Less-than-show-but-better-than-driver-grade restoration completed in 2015. Color change repaint, in a stock DeSoto combination, done admirably well in base/clear. Good door and panel fit, with decent gaps. All exterior chrome replated, as well as a few interior bits. Polished exterior brightwork, original trim put right back in as-is. Authentic seat and doorpanel upholstery kit, well fitted. Carpet comes off a bit dull, as does engine bay, since the motor was not detailed as part of rebuild. Fitted with an 8-volt battery, which the consignor states works well in the 6-volt system. Cond: 3+. DENT sedan. S/N 7197511. Red & white/ white vinyl & black nylon inserts. Odo: 65,909 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Optional overdrive unit. Twin rear antennas, with a black plug over original single location on front fender. Older topical repaint, looking presentable after a recent buff-out. Heavier chipping around ends of grille and lesser chipping around masked-off areas around glass brightwork. Crack in passenger’s front door glass. Doors fit and latch well, but the gaps are all over the place. Older bumper replating still looks good and most stainless body trim was buffed out. Studebaker Driver’s Club decal in back window. Seats redone sympathetically to the original style. Heavier paint wear on otherwise crack-free steering wheel rim. Non-stock dual exhaust system and older radial tires. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. Somehow, I don’t think that if you live in Del Monte Forest, you have to tie-wrap your gate-pass badge to the grille. Or at least that’s what I’ve gathered having attended the Monterey Car Week events. With very incongruent work done on it, this all but screams, “Make it pretty enough to flip.” So, how well did that work against an overly strong $80k reserve? SG Auction, Winona, MN, 10/18. #S40-1959 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF SOLD AT $6,105. Starting in 1953, Studes were festooned with most of the then-current styling clichés: tail fins (or at least two-tone paint that accentuated them to a greater extent), exaggerated headlight brows, plus a heavy heaping of chrome. This one was a onebid wonder, placed on Proxibid and going to France—where it seems that an oddly restyled Studebaker would fit in at a Jerry Lewis fan club meeting. SG Auction, Winona, MN, 10/18. SOLD AT $23,220. So, 1955 was the final year for Chrysler Corporation cars in the U.S to be 6-volts. Spurred mostly by the progressively higher compression ratios since the start of the 1950s, for those of us who lived in northern climates, this couldn’t happen soon enough. The 8-volt battery trick was an old farmer trick born out of necessity, in trying to get a 6-volt starter to spin 10W40 syrupy oil on a 10-degree-below-zero morning in Janu- 162 #S63-1958 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N 58E034885. Aqua metallic/white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 21,793 miles. 365-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Onthe-cheap repaint years ago from the original Desert Bronze. If you missed the body-tag paint codes, the Desert Bronze paint surrounding it on the cowl makes it more obvious. Replated bumpers and some exterior fixtures, yet some pieces that were replated still have pitting. Wiper arms missing, but they may be at bottom of pile of parts in trunk. Average fit of an average replacement top. Driver’s door glass cracked in multiple places. Driver’s door latch also sticks, so the door won’t stay shut. Wires dangling out of door-panel armrests. Seats redone authentically, in materials and style. Dingy but complete engine bay. Cond: 3-. 2-dr sedan. S/N 459K4001. Emberglow Firemist/red metallic & white vinyl. Odo: 52,349 miles. 389-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Consignor thinks the 52,349 miles indicated are actual, and attested the interior is original. Options include ps, exterior mirror, retractable trunk light and AM radio. Fifteen-year-old repaint still presents well, aside from some scraping along top of tail fin on right side. Ten-footer chrome, as it comes off well enough at that distance, but has some light crazing that’s evident when closer. Generally clean and tidy underhood. Motor has a few non-stock tweaks, primarily a set of aftermarket finned alloy valve covers and alternator fitted. Secondary is modern service parts such as the battery and hose clamps. Minimal-tolight wear and fade on seats and door panels. Modern production, period-style seat belts up front. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $17,500. This was the first year that Pontiac started using the “Wide Track” marketing term, and it did have merit. Ponchos did have a wider stance than most of their GM brethren in which they shared basic platforms; this can easily be discerned if you ever see a Canadian Pontiac with Chevrolet underpinnings, as it looks like they stuffed a roller skate under the car. They also stuffed a lot of hyperbole into this one, as it’s at best a decent driver. Combined with being a sedan and not a hard top, the final bid was spot-on money for the car. SG Auction, Winona, MN, 10/18. Sports Car Market


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Roundup #S51-1964 FORD GALAXIE 500 con- vertible. S/N 4G65C163153. Rangoon Red/ white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 62,341 miles. 390ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Originally equipped with a 200-hp, 289-ci V8. Also converted to a Galaxie 500 XL interior. At least it’s a real-deal Rangoon Red car, boasting a decent topical repaint in recent years. Overspray on body tag in door jamb. Replated bumpers a few years ago, with balance of chrome being original and, in most cases, lightly pitted. Most exterior alloy and stainless trim buffed out. Older replacement top. Seats and door panels done in a near-sickly dark pink rather than true red vinyl. The former are correct for XLs, the latter for a Galaxie 500—and have aftermarket speakers cut into them to boot. About the only thing that’s correct underhood is the powersteering system. Modern dual-master-cylinder power brakes, plus cast-alloy valve covers, carburetor, and open-element air cleaner on the alien engine, with flaking paint. Runs a bit rough. Cond: 3. tially being a case of wash it and hit it with gloss-black rattle cans—yielding inconsistent coverage and fisheyes. Cond: 3+. reserve with no problem at all—so I wasn’t the only one to feel that this was on its first trip around on the odometer. Even if the miles aren’t true, it’s in good enough shape for today’s market, where the urban hipsters have taken a shine to these; this was a pretty decent buy if big American iron is your thing. SG Auction, Winona, MN, 10/18. #F31-1969 FORD TORINO GT fast- NOT SOLD AT $10,250. Here’s why folks do V8 engine swaps on 6-banger Mustangs. While very eye-catching in good, original colors, and a driver you wouldn’t be paranoid of taking out and actually driving it places to enjoy, bidders ignored it due to the 6-banger underhood. Too bad, really, since at least with the 3-speed you can do a decent job of making it move out with the 120 hp you’re limited to. If all else fails, a modern T-5 tranny swap would be a worthwhile and subtle conversion. Can’t blame the consignor for holding out for more, as 35 years ago I almost bought an identical car (if not this very same car) for $6,500 Reagan-era 1983 dollars. Should easily be worth at least double at $13k in modern bucks on a bad day. Stated as it was rolling out that it was going to “need more than $15k,” which would be an economic miracle. SG Auction, Winona, MN, 10/18. SOLD AT $16,470. Only the XLs (which had a different body code in the VIN of “69” instead of this Galaxie 500’s “65”) had bucket seats and a center console, so don’t let ’em fool you if someone claims that they were “optional.” Indeed, the original body tag confirms that it originally had the same front bench seat as my Rangoon Red ’64 Ford Country Squire station wagon. Sold for all the money in the world plus borrowed change, so the dealer who bought it must be hoping for uninformed customers who are sucked in by a shiny-onthe-outside red ragtop. Or maybe he got sucked in by a shiny-on-the-outside red ragtop. SG Auction, Winona, MN, 10/18. #F44-1965 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 5F08T752025. Rangoon Red/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 2,720 miles. 200-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. The sole power option is the top mechanism. Repaint in recent years somewhat faithful to original Rangoon Red, and fairly well done—despite being masked off at glass seals. Stainless trim buffed out or replaced, bumpers replated; yet door handles, taillight bezels and vent-window frames have original, lightly pitted chrome. Driver’s door latch sticks. Okay replacement top fit, with some wrinkling at C-pillars. Seat bottoms wrinkled from compacted seat padding. Two cracks in repainted steering-wheel rim. Kick panels, dash and rear armrests also resprayed. Older engine repaint, in appropriate colors. While the repaint of the motor was okay, they got lazy with everything surrounding it—essen- 164 #F12-1967 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL sedan. S/N 7Y82G833749. Moss Green/black vinyl/black nylon. Odo: 21,644 miles. 462-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Most paint is original, although there are a few areas of topical touchup on the flanks. Oil-change sticker in door jamb shows the car was serviced in July 1977 at 9,599 miles. Current miles show as 21,644, and that seems generally correct based on the car’s presentation. Good brightwork, although some stainless could stand polishing. Generally good door fit, but rears need more of a concerted slam to properly latch. Ditto for hood. Beneath it is a generally tidy, generally stock, but nowhere near detailed engine bay. Good original vinyl roof, with just a hint of lumpiness at the base of the rear window. Wisconsin Lions Foundation decal in back window. Light to moderate wear on front seat bottoms and carpeting. Cond: 3+. back. S/N 9R42M192775. Red/white vinyl. Odo: 26,800 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Pretty good trim-off repaint and stripe application in original colors—even if most of the lightly pitted brightwork was reused as-is. Plastic emblem inserts a bit worse for wear. Doors need a concerted slam to latch properly. Hood slightly bowed on curb side. Light surface rust on all of the GT wheels, wearing good hubcaps and scuffed trim rings, in addition to being shod with older radials. Newer replacement seat coverings, with contrasting red seat belts. Repro dashboard covering, fitted reasonably well, yet most of the vacuumplated dash trim is worn down to bare yellowed plastic. Re-dye job on the pinchweld moldings was light and poorly prepped. Warped and cracking armrests on replacement door panels. Old, dingy undercoating and a rusty non-stock exhaust system on the bottom of car. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $11,500. Introduced a year earlier, the Torino was edging out the Fairlane as the leading mid-size model, with the more luxurious and sportier trim packages under the former’s banner. By 1971, the Fairlane name had been put to bed. When this Torino rolled onto the block, it opened with a $6k online bid, which was all but immediately supplanted by a $10k offer on site. As it rolled off the block, it was a “sold on an if.” That if became a no. SG Auction, Winona, MN, 10/18. #S21-1973 FORD MAVERICK Grabber SOLD AT $7,290. Once you get past the blah colors and 1960s nylon interior, this is a pretty decent suicide-door sedan. Bidding opened on site at $3k, and continued to go past the $5k 2-dr sedan. S/N 3K93F178671. Tan & black/ black vinyl/brown vinyl. Odo: 60,827 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Generally authentic repaint, although the Grabber graphics on lower front fenders seem too small. Good bumper chrome and body trim. Good original roof vinyl, but likely has been re-dyed. Undercarriage has a recent light, uniform application of undercoating. Aftermarket 16-inch wheels on new radials. Decent door gaps. Stated that interior is all original, and rather nice, except for carpeting (since “it’s too darn hard to clean that color”). Sheet of plain white plastic blanks off radio’s location in dash, with aftermarket speakers still on rear parcel shelf. Also, Sports Car Market


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Roundup add door-lock plungers to the list of non-stock interior bits. Generally stock underhood, with modern ignition wiring and battery. Good original engine paint, aside from the repainted new water pump. Cond: 3+. plain…). Yet within a decade, they were here to stay. This survivor likely was a camper tower or hauler for its primary job title, to be faithful to the way it’s equipped. Can’t really blame the consignor for not cutting it loose, as ’70s pickups are rising stars in the market; as it was indicated that “it’s gonna take closer to ten grand to get it bought.” It’s just a case of the market screaming from the back seat, “Are we there yet?” SG Auction, Winona, MN, 10/18. SOLD AT $10,800. Not that the Grabber was ever a serious performance package at any time, but by 1973 it was literally an options grouping with decals. If a standard coupe and a Grabber were at a body shop and wearing fresh primer, you could only tell the difference by referencing the body code in the VIN. As such, it did well enough across the block. SG Auction, Winona, MN, 10/18. #F47-1976 FORD F-250 Ranger XLT Camper Special Supercab pickup. S/N F25MKB28990. White & blue metallic/blue nylon. Odo: 73,080 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Dealer-installed a/c. Topical repaint in recent years, with thicker masking lines around side glass, some bleed-though around a few compound curves and overspray in door jambs. Rust-proofing treatment when new, as indicated by a plethora of their plugs in door jambs and a decal stating such near driver’s door latch. They didn’t go high enough, as there’s light rust blisters at base of drip rails aft of rear-quarter windows. Light-to-moderate orange peel on most of blue. Good original seats, especially jump seats in back. Carpet kept in great shape, thanks to a period aftermarket full-width vinyl floor mat. Period Clarion AM/FM/cassette deck displaces stock radio. Original, bone-stock motor. Paint still pretty good, now that engine bay has been washed off. Cond: 3+. #F94-1982 AM GENERAL DJ-5L U.S. Postal Service contract delivery Jeep. S/N 1UTBF00A0DS179156. Aquamarine/gray cloth. RHD. Odo: 88,020 miles. 2.5-L I4, 2-bbl, auto. Originally a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, retired decades ago and used to near decimation. Severe rust-out, with holes throughout the bodywork and in every chassis component: bumpers, bumper brackets, plus engine and transmission mounts. Sags noticeably in the middle—to the point that you’d swear that the floor mat and headliner are keeping it from splitting in half. Wears at least three different cheap-to-rattle-can repaints, which also is helping to hold it together. Dingy engine will eventually run, but not without a great deal of protest and stalling out. Mixmaster radial tires. Re-covered original solo seat, with a K-car seat added on left (passenger’s) side. Homemade wood cup-holder console between the seats, low-budget 1980s AM/ FM/cassette added under dashboard. Patchedtogether exhaust bits. Cond: 5-. CAR COLLECTOR AMERICAN ™ SUBSCRIBE TO ACC NOT SOLD AT $7,000. These early extracab pickups are another one of those vehicles that seem to have melted into oblivion. At the time, they seemed faddish. My dad said then that they’d never catch on, since they made a big pickup too huge to park in a typical garage and that you really can’t put anyone back there except little kids—bigger kids like my brother and sister would complain about not having enough room (not that I’d ever com- January 2019 SOLD AT $378. I’ve got to admit, the consignor or auction house’s catalog writer did yeoman’s work to spice up interest in this worn-out, rusted-to-beyond-structurally-scary POS with good description copy. To wit: “Haunting a small southern Minnesota town for over three decades, this little truck is the source of many local legends. Shrouded in mystery, which mainly consists of ‘how is that truck still running!?’ kind of mystery, this little oddball is ready for a new home.” You’ve gotta do what you can for what has to be the rustiest vehicle I’ve still seen running in some fashion (and for a lifetime resident of the Salt Belt, that’s saying a lot). Offered at no-reserve, this proved to be the bottom sale of the weekend (heck, I had more in expenses covering this sale). You can’t even say that it would weigh up across the scale for what it sold for, since it’s mostly rust scale held together by paint. SG Auction, Winona, MN, 10/18. © 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 AmericanCarCollector.com 165 Keith Martin’s


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Mystery Photo Answers What do you mean I can’t park in the reserved parking spot? — Steve Schefbauer, via email This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: December 25, 2018 RUNNER-UP: Excellent for the golf course. Perfect when driving downtown. — Phil Stevens, via email Well, do ya, punk? — Warren D. Blatz, via email A PPI revealed that every gene in this car’s DNA was recessive. — Gary West, St. Petersburg, FL Artillery wheels — ’nuff said. — Gary Francis, Chico, CA Recently, plans were un- covered for Dr. Porsche’s final design for the Wehrmacht — Das Schutzstaffel Gelandewagen Mitt Panzer Jaeger Undt Untervasserboaten. — Robert O’Sullivan, Beverly Hills, CA Now, this would have been my choice back when some of the Paris-to-Dakar legs were a little dicey. — Al Nelson, Pentwater, MI Look out, Rommel, here I come. — Ray Hendricks, Scottsdale, AZ Have gun, will travel. — Dean Mayer, Los Gatos, CA Alabama soccer mom. — Jim Turbyfill, Foley, AL Always best to be prepared. Sore losers at a concours can be a rough bunch. — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI The windshield was fine — Comments With Your Renewals After 23 years as a sub- scriber, I still look forward to each new issue and the valuable information it always contains. Thanks. — Jeff Smith, Napa, CA (SCMer since 1994) It would be nice to see a part of the magazine focused on cars under $30,000. No one focuses on the majority of the hobby. — Evan Wurst, Bellingham, WA (2009) In the early days, the artwork of cars on the cover was phenomenal! Do a cover with it every so often. Thanks 166 for a good job. — Dan Spall, Anderson, IL (1994) This is the finest auto enthu- siast magazine published in our entire country. Wow! — Alan Bolte, Santa Monica, CA (2004) Love the mag. My suggestion is to vary the photos at auctions. Photos from the rear if continued or custom. Great job, Keith and all your people. It’s a great magazine. — Peter Boeing, Concord, MA (2008) Loved using your Monterey guide for my first visit there this 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. until Billy used the .50 caliber to clear this parking spot. — Mike Buettell, Roche Harbor, WA ’Roid-Rage Mehari. — Dave Holt, Pacific City, OR Check it out — it’s the new MR2! And I thought the new summer. — Mike Stevenson, Lake Oswego, OR (2014) Stop hating on Series III E-types. — Jon Gardner, Walla Walla, WA (2015) Very few American cars are sports cars, so please minimize coverage of muscle cars, clunkers and the like. There’s plenty of interesting stuff. No hot rods, either. — Lorenzo Payan, El Paso, TX (2015) Excaliburs belong in the value guide! — Michael Anderson, Tucson, AZ (2007) Eclipse was sporty. — Erik Olson, Martinez, CA Veteran Mystery Photo participant Steve Schefbauer wins an SCM hat for voicing the fantasy of every frustrated Monterey Car Week driver. ♦ Still the best sports car pub- lication in the universe! — R.K. Sable, Tucson, AZ (2004) Thanks for keeping us dreaming. Well done. — Wayne Floyd, Manteo, NC (1999) Feature more drivers. I’d rather discuss patina than Q-tip tire treads! Thanks for 17 years of mailbox fantasy. — Mike DePetrillo, New Boston, NH (2001) Thank you all for your con- tinued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market Leslie Dreist


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ENGLISH 1949 Bentley Mark VI James Young 2-door 1959 Jaguar XK 150S roadster 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mark I convertible 1973 Jaguar E-type V12 Series III convertible S/N B9470809. Carnival Red (#39)/black. 83,164 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. This is a rare find; an original, correct example that has been properly maintained. One of few examples that has never been modified. Outstanding original body shell, excellent panel fit and original floors. No accidents or rust. Three-owner California car from new. Same and current owner for past 25 years. $90,000. Grand Prix Classics. Contact Mark, Ph: 858.459.3500, email: info@grandprixclassics.com. Website: www. grandprixclassics.com/inventory/1965-sunbeamtiger-mark-i/. (CA) 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 roadster S/N UD1S23112. Primrose Yellow/black leather. 20,100 miles. V12, 4-spd manual. Exceptional and very rare barn-fresh (garage, really) find of a virtually completely original and stock example in its original striking Pale Primrose paint with a classic and all-original black leather interior. A completelyrust free example of this coveted penultimate year of the legendary E-type with its original matchingnumbers (7S12181L0) V12 engine. Reportedly only two owners since new, and believed to be only 20k original miles. Retains original and very desirable 4-speed manual transmission. $79,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: sfft1000@aol.com. Website: www.TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1979 Aston Martin Vantage Flip Tail coupe S/N B275EW. Burgundy/tan. 21,500 miles. Inline 6, manual. RHD 2-door. 21k miles. Rust-free New Mexico car for the past 20 years. Contact to discuss. $70,000 OBO. Contact Henry, Ph: 4047847092, email: mrhenry123@gmail.com. 1953 Jaguar XK 120 coupe S/N T832057DN. Carmen Red/tan. 61,000 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Concours condition #1 Open Top Sports. Rare mechanical overdrive model, scored at 99.92 in JCNA, second place North America 2017 and currently 2018. Current owner for 40 years, Southern car always. $205,000 OBO. Contact Barry, Ph: 864.346.0900, email: Bahjaguar@charter. net. (SC) 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupe by H.J. Mulliner British Racing Green/black. 59,286 miles. BRG exterior with black interior with gold Healey piping and matching Everflex soft top. Nice original example equipped with overdrive, original seats, restored burlwood fascia, chrome wire wheels, fog and driving lamps and Becker Europa radio. Nicely detailed engine bay, complete with handbook and Thor knockoff hammer. $59,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: www. heritageclassics.com. (CA) 1969 Jaguar E-type S II convertible Aztec Gold/Sable. 81,488 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Incredibly rare left-hand drive. The first British supercar. One of 11 factory built for the U.S. High-horsepower Euro-spec DOHC V8 engine (numbers-matching engine included). Incredible original interior. ZF 5-speed manual gearbox. Factory air conditioning. Includes owner’s manual and British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate. $269,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1979-aston-martinvantage-flip-tail-coupe/. (MO) S/N S680546. Black/dark red. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Full race engine installed. 3.8-liter, 9:1 compression head, high-lift cams, bored 0.60 over. Complete with matching-numbers engine and Heritage Certificate. Paint, body and interior in beautiful condition. $125,000. Dragone Classic Motorcars. Contact Alex, Ph: 203.335.4643, email: alexdragone1@gmail.com. (CT) 1959 Jaguar XK 150 S roadster Sand Acrylic/Tan. 50,227 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd automatic. Over $336k spent on restoration performed by concours d’elegance-award-winning marque specialists Vantage Motorworks. Rarely driven since. One of 13 produced; one of 10 built for the U.S. Built new for Broadway producer Lawrence Carr. 50,227 believed-to-be actual miles. Includes restoration receipts and more. $595,000. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314-291-7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt. com/inventory/1959-rolls-royce-silver-clouddrophead-coupe/. (MO) 1965 Jaguar E-type convertible S/N 1R9274. Sable/Biscuit. 24,200 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. This elegant XKE has been professionally restored to that of show/driver level, with only 24,200 miles driven since new. Every aspect of the car was tended to during the restoration. Since then, the car has received numerous new parts, including a new cloth top, exhaust manifolds, hoses throughout and a full servicing. A perfect choice for driving or showing. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com. Website: classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/596. (CA) 1969 MGC convertible FRENCH 1957 Facel Vega Typhoon Sport coupe S/N T831422DN. Red/Biscuit with tan top. 51,791 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. This numbersmatching XK 150 S with overdrive is a solid high-end driver. Previously part of a large collection, the roadster was fully reupholstered with the addition of a new fitted convertible top, added electric power steering, four new chrome wire wheels and a matching set of new wide whitewall tires. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com. Website: classicshowcase.com/ index.php/inventory/detail/587. (CA) 168 S/N 1E10502. Opalescent Silver Blue (with navy blue top)/navy blue. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Fully restored, numbers-matching roadster with attractive color combo. Includes upgraded Wilwood brakes all around, ceramic headers, alloy radiator with auxiliary fan, electronic ignition, gear-reduction starter, 15-inch steering wheel and digital Bluetooth stereo with phone jack. This high-end driver is ready to drive and enjoy today. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com. Website: classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/609. (CA) Pomegranate/tan. V8, 2-spd automatic. Seven-year meticulous body-off-frame restoration completed in 2014. Driven fewer than 300 miles since. Incredibly rare model. One of 37 built. Numbers matching 354ci dual-quad Hemi V8. Air conditioning by Vintage Air. Power steering, power brakes. Period-appearing stereo with modern internals. $299,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt. com/inventory/1957-facel-vega-fv4-typhoon-sportcoupe/. (MO) S/N GCN1A8212. British Racing Green/black leather. 55,411 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. 6-cylinder, low original miles. Excellent original car. Call for complete information. $22,000. Contact Bill, Ph: 920.823.2187, email: whebal@yahoo.com. (WI) Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery GERMAN 1959 Porsche 356A coupe 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL convertible 1970 Porsche 911S 2.2 coupe 1996 Porsche 993 Targa S/N 108778. Meissen Blue (5703)/tan. Flat 4, manual. This original, surviving 356A coupe was skillfully restored to the highest level by experts. It retains original body shell and floors, with original spot welds and seams intact. Body chassis number stampings in front hood, engine lid and doors remain. A two-owner car and one of the finest examples available. $225,000 OBO. Grand Prix Classics. Contact Mark, Ph: 858.459.3500, email: info@grandprixclassics.com. Website: www. grandprixclassics.com/inventory/1959-porsche-356acoupe-2/. (CA) 1961 Volvo PV544 coupe S/N 11304212015027. Papyrus White/Burgundy leather. 95,100 miles. Inline 6, automatic. Extremely rare barn find (garage find, actually). Mostly alloriginal Pagoda roadster in its original Papyrus White (#717G) paint with Burgundy leather interior with very desirable original factory automatic floor-shift transmission, power steering, original Becker Europa AM/FM radio, factory clock, a new German black canvas soft top and original factory Papyrus White hard top. $59,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible Signal Orange/black. 33,327 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd manual. 3½-year rotisserie restoration completed by legendary Brumos Porsche in 2014 (over $220k spent). Driven 1,000 miles since. Multiple Concours d’Elegance winner (including the 2018 Porsche Club of America National Concours). 33,327 actual miles. Includes restoration receipts, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Factory tinted glass. $239,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt. com/inventory/1970-porsche-911s-2-2-coupe/. (MO) 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo coupe S/N WP0DA2998TS385330. Burgundy/light gray. 64,000 miles. H6, 6-spd manual. Perfect car out of collection. Driven a total of three years. Professionally maintained 993. No stories, clean and beautiful. Sound system upgraded, otherwise as-new. Located near Austin, TX. Needs nothing. $59,999. Contact Franklin, Ph: 310.994.8145, email: fmr@yachtbluechips.com. (TX) 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo coupe S/N 283806. White & red/red. 94,888 miles. I4 (inline 4), 4-spd manual. Purchased mostly restored from Richmond Volvo dealer in 1989. Stored 30 years. Engine turns. Not a barn find because it was never lost. Central New York $4,750. British Classics. Contact John, Ph: 3158554368, email: jlmcn@ frontiernet.net. (NY) 1965 Porsche 356C coupe S/N 11304412010877. Blue/blue. 106,132 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd automatic. Driver quality. Canvas soft top and Pagoda hard top included. Automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, working Becker Europa radio. Smooth-running 2.8-L engine. Chrome in excellent condition. Restored wood trim in excellent condition. Twin side mirrors. Repainted approximately five years ago. $63,000 OBO. Johnston Motorsports. Contact Dion, Ph: 805.262.8000, email: info@johnston-motorsports. com. Website: www.johnston-motorsports.com. (CA) 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 sedan S/N 9309800937. Silver/black leather. 10,000 miles. Flat 6, 4-spd automatic. Stunningly preserved original example, low original miles from new. Complete with books, tools, original spare and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Serviced and driven lightly since new. Sunroof. Perfect alloriginal condition. $175,000. Dragone Classic Motorcars. Contact Alex, Ph: 203.335.4643, email: alexdragone1@gmail.com. (CT) 1990 Porsche 944 S2 cabriolet Slate Grey Metallic/Cocoa Brown leather. 15,257 miles. 5-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission, a/c, power windows, navigation, power memory seats, sunroof, books in factory pouch. $64,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics.com. Website: www.heritageclassics.com. (California) 2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S cabriolet S/N 220576. Signal Red/black leatherette. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Recent show/driver-level restoration by Classic Showcase. Finished in Signal Red over a black leatherette interior, it has held limited ownership and retains its original numbers-matching and date-stamped wheels, engine and transaxle. Also included is a logbook, receipts from day one, a toolkit and jack, and the original keys. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com. Website: classicshowcase.com/ index.php/inventory/detail/509. (CA) S/N 10901812002547. Dark green/tan. V8, 4-spd automatic. Low-mileage example. Fully serviced, complete with service records, books and tools. Dragone Classic Motorcars. Contact Alex, Ph: 203.335.4643, email: alexdragone1@gmail.com. (CT) S/N WPOCB2945LN480732. Polo red/black. 79,000 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. All original, new top, over maintained, excellent body and paint, like-new leather interior. Freshly serviced, all systems work as new. Call for any additional information or photos. Contact J, Ph: 816.510.6406, email: jnknance@ gmail.com. (MO) 1994 Mercedes-Benz 500SL convertible S/N WP0BB2A94FS135586. Sapphire Blue Metallic/Agate Gray/Pebble Gray. 1,900 miles. Flat 6, sequential. Immaculate! Approximately 1,900 miles, $145,000 approximate sticker/total with dealer add-ons. Plus RUF wheels, front bumper with carbon-fiber splitter and other upgrades, approximately $170,000 invested—protective film covers hood, lights, bumper, mirrors, fenders, stainless and more, chorno, PDK, leather, sport exhaust, BOSE, 14-way sport seats, babied, never tracked, never seen rain. $139,900. Contact Kurt, Ph: 5163178788, email: 205mpgGT@gmail.com. (NJ) ITALIAN 1953 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Rapi coupe Red/tan. 92,000 miles. V8, Red, tan leather, black top, red hard top. Second owner, garaged, serviced every 3,000 miles. 94k, new Michelin Sport tires. Beautiful condition. $7,900. Contact Will, Ph: 303913-5755, email: Willhoustn@aol.com. (CO) S/N 102. Dark gray metallic/dark red. 12,500 miles. V8, manual. Excellent Berlinetta with beautiful patina. Full matching numbers; engine, transmission and all body panels original. Full known history documented, ex-Mille Miglia and six retro MM already. On the button, ready for any event, just take it out. 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SCM Showcase Gallery 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS by Touring coupe 1969 Intermeccanica Italia spyder card, owner service policy, jack and removable side curtains. Dual wind wings. Tinted glass. $199,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1954-kaiser-darrin-161sport-roadster/. (MO) 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-dr hard top S/N 2096. Dark red/black & gray. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. Known history from new, wonderful restoration, All correct numbers, Mille Miglia eligible. Desirable third series 5-window coupe by Touring. Stunning. $375,000. Dragone Classic Motorcars. Contact Alex, Ph: 203.335.4643, email: alexdragone1@gmail.com. (CT) 1962 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 prototype coupe Rosso Red/black. 33,511 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Low, believed-to-be-actual miles. Just released from over 20 years of ownership as part of the Campion Automotive Collection. 351 Ford Windsor V8 with Inglese eight-stack carburetor intake and Prancing Bull valve covers. Originally assembled in Torino, Italy. Recent $10k service. Previously featured in Thoroughbred & Classic Cars magazine. $199,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1969-intermeccanicaitalia-spyder-convertible/. (MO) 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino coupe color and an aftermarket retro period-correct radio. Fully loaded with original factory specifications and options including a/c, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, six-way power seat, power antenna, two-speed windshield wipers with washers, black Caspian cloth- and white-coated fabric upholstery, aftermarket retro period-correct AM/FM radio with rear speaker, heater, defroster, white sidewall tires with full wheelcovers, dual back-up lights, Easy Eye Glass, and its original 390-ci, 325-hp V8. $42,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www.TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1962 Chevrolet Corvette convertible S/N VC57Bxxxxxxx. Tropical Turquoise & ivory/ turquoise & black. V8, 3-spd manual. Refreshed older frame-off restoration. Media blasted and new base- and clear-coat paint. All-new chrome, five new wide whitewalls, C.A.R.S. interior, all-new T&N rubber seals. Power Pac original 283, 220-hp engine with 3-speed standard transmission w/OD, all rebuilt. Very straight and solid body. $38,000 OBO. Jay Hammond Chevy Parts. Contact Jay, Ph: 302.521.0225, email: jhchevyparts@aol.com. (DE) S/N 4085. Light Ivory/black. 67,710 miles. V12, 4-spd manual. The first 330GT prototype built. Retained by the factory for two years and used by Enzo Ferrari as one of his personal cars. Imported into the U.S. in 1964 by Luigi Chinetti (the first U.S. Ferrari dealership). Over $22k spent on service work in January 2018. $595,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 3142917000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/ inventory/1962-ferrari-330gt-2-plus-2-coupe-bypininfarina-enzo-ferraris-personal-car/. (MO) 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 spider by Touring 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser 2-dr hard top S/N 3550. Rosso Corsa/black. 38,000 miles. V6, manual. Two-owner Dino with low miles. This car was sold new in the Pittsburgh, PA, area and was acquired by the second and most recent owner in 1981. A highly desirable fixed-roof GT, with pure, clean looks, just as Pininfarina intended. Very original car, with the exception of one repaint and an interior retrim. It has been in storage since 2005, so it will require some recommissioning prior to being driven on the road. The factory-original owner’s manuals, toolkit, jack and sheet-metal wheel chock all remain with the car. $289,900. RB Collection. Contact Alex, Ph: 610.398.9700, email: alex@rbcarcollection.com. Website: rbcarcollection. com/. (PA) JAPANESE 2003 Nissan 350ZX coupe Dark blue/blue. 74,879 miles. Inline 6, 5-spd manual. Beautifully restored. Recent servicing included a complete engine top-end rebuild. Weber DCOE carburetor upgrade (original Solex units included). Previous collector ownership, low miles, power disc brakes, 400-mm wheels. Left-hand rearview mirror. $169,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt. com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1963alfa-romeo-2600-spider-by-touring/. (MO) 1967 Lancia Flaminia Zagato Supersport coupe S/N 365AK57563559. Classic White/black & white. 92,100 miles. V8, automatic. Great daily driving, completely rust-free and mostly all-original example with its original 368/290-hp V8 engine. Beautiful and striking paint with original full-length bodyside stainless trim with rear-quarter-panel gold anodized trim. Gorgeous condition and mostly all-original and unrestored interior. The car is a rare Canadian built Monarch namesake model with reportedly 91k original miles $35,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1958 Dual-Ghia D-500 convertible S/N 20867S101562. Roman Red/red. 62,450 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. A wonderful example of this older frame-off restored convertible with a matching-numbers 327/340-hp V8 RE-code engine with a 4-barrel Carter carburetor matched to its original close-ratio 4-speed manual transmission! Refinished in Roman Red paint with a matching red vinyl interior with new black soft top and factory steel 15-inch wheels and original two-bar knockoff wheel covers on bias-ply whitewall tires. $82,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www.TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible Silver Blue/black. 53,010 miles. White vinyl soft top. Original matching-numbers 327/300-hp engine with automatic transmission. AM-FM radio, includes original window sticker, owner’s manual and factory brochures. $69,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@ heritageclassics.com. Website: www.heritageclassics. com. (CA) S/N JNIAZ34E33T000002. Black/tan. 4,700 miles. V6, 6-spd manual. This car is the second production car built and carries the VIN#0000002, low miles, every option. A gift to Universal Nissan from the factory. Stillen supercharged, as-new. $29,500. California Cadillacs and Collectables. Contact Aaron, Ph: 818.481.2200, email: Aaronruskin@aol.com. Website: cc.carsforsale.com/Inventory/Edit-StandardDecode?InventoryID=13690103. (CA) AMERICAN 1954 Kaiser Darrin 161 Sport roadster Silver/red leather. 10,055 miles. Found in California, in storage for the past 35 years, this incredibly well-preserved, left-hand-drive, 2.8-liter example is equipped with a 4-speed gearbox and triple carburetors, rebuilt by Pierce Manifold. New set of Pirelli tires mounted with new hub caps and trim rings. Very rare double-bubble roofline. One of only 150 examples built, this highly desirable Italian classic is complete with handbook and shop manual. $285,000 OBO. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699, email: sales@heritageclassics. com. Website: www.heritageclassics.com. (CA) 172 Midnight Blue/tan. 1,378 miles. V8, automatic. Concours-level restoration. One of 30 known to exist and one of the last few built. 2010 Pebble Beach award winner. Previous Ghia collector ownership. Rare optional D-500 260-hp Red Ram Hemi V8. Recent servicing included a full transmission rebuild. Power windows, power steering and power brakes. $499,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1958-dual-ghiaconvertible/. (MO) 1960 Cadillac Series 62 2-dr hard top 1965 Cadillac DeVille convertible S/N F5190156. Cream/tan. V8, 3-spd automatic. Amazingly preserved example. 47,000 original miles from new. Complete with original top, upholstery and Protect-O-Plate. $39,500. Dragone Classic Motorcars. Contact Alex, Ph: 203.335.4643, email: alexdragone1@gmail.com. (CT) 1969 Shelby GT500 fastback Onyx Black/maroon. 13,763 miles. Inline 6, 3-spd manual. Concours-level restoration to like-new standards. America’s first production fiberglass sports car. Unique sliding pocket doors, three-position convertible top. Includes owner identification S/N 60G135493. White/black & white. 85,500 miles. V8, automatic. An absolutely exceptional and rust-free example of this very desirable, mostly all-original car, apart from a repaint in its original Candy Apple Red/black. 147 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. From the collection of Carroll Shelby. Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery Delivered new to A. Rothschild. Previously owned by Academy Award-nominated actor and Emmywinning director Jackie Cooper. Recently released from Carroll Shelby’s collection. Beautifully restored, driven 200 miles since. Modifications for Carroll Shelby’s use included an upgraded carburetor, intake, Cobra air cleaner, Shelby valve covers, Mallory ignition and more. $199,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt. com/inventory/1969-shelby-gt500-fastback-carrollshelby-2/. (MO) 1970 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III convertible S/N 242670P225222. Cardinal Red/black. 94,000 miles. V8, automatic. Real Ram Air III convertible, one of 114. Matching numbers from carb to rear axle. All components rebuilt and blueprinted. Fresh paint and interior on original Cardinal Red-overblack car with rare factory vinyl stripe. 400-ci/366-hp engine and specially calibrated PD-code Turbo 400 transmission. Power steering, power disc brakes, factory gauges, 3.55 Posi and more. Rebuilt HD suspension; new shocks, springs and bushings. PHS documents with restoration photos and receipts. $70,000. Contact Ron, Ph: 719.213.3188, email: rcmadd@comcast.net. (CO) 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge 2-dr hard top S/N J9F93EH052429. Red/blue & red. 33,500 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. An exceptional example of this rare, very desirable and collectible 1979 American Motors Jeep Renegade with 304 V8. Reportedly only two Southern California owners since new, with only 33k original miles and loaded with original factory options including a 4-speed manual transmission and 2-speed transfer case, bikini top with soft doors, and a product of a frame-off restoration in 2008, when it was mildly customized with extremely desirable and practical upgrades $22,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Simon, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. TheWestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1981 Chrysler Imperial 2-dr hard top S/N 242370B114280. Cardinal Red/red. 27,622 miles. PHS documentation, Ram-Air, Turbo 400 automatic, Safe-T-Track, new hood tach, Factory a/c, ps, pb, wood steering wheel, new graphics, T3 headlights, Rally II wheels, excellent condition. No sales calls. $68,500 OBO. Contact Jerry, Ph: 209.402.2837, email: imc@hub3.net. (CA) 1973 Mercury Marquis Brougham interior sedan S/N 2A3BY62J58R133791. Daystar Blue Metallic/ dark blue cloth. 82,928 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. One owner! Garge-kept, V8, original electronic S/N 2G2FV22P1R2249182. White/white. 88,000 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. 25th Anniversary Trans Am with blue racing stripe, white leather interior, T-tops, 5.7-L LT1 V8 engine, 4-speed automatic. Limited edition, only 1,825 built, excellent condition, runs and drives perfectly. $12,500 OBO. Contact Ron, Ph: 614.313.3399, email: rjyounkin@columbus. rr.com. (OH) Burgundy metallic/Burgundy. 55,000 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. Low original miles, numbersmatching original 305-ci HO V8 engine, 4-spd automatic overdrive transmission with console, 3.73 rear axle, tach, clock and gauges, power windows, power door locks, power trunk release, sport suspension, cruise control, air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, AM/FM cassette stereo GM radio, four new tires, four restored GM Monte SS aluminum wheels, includes the four original steel wheels and tires. A great-driving car. Second owner for 25 years. $12,995 OBO. Contact Joseph, Ph: 518.868.2133, email: joe54vette@aol.com. (NY) 1994 Pontiac Trans am 25th Anniversary coupe sport mirrors and other options. A survivor in very nice original condition; I believe low mileage is original. Lots of documentation from new; original warranty paper, owner’s manual, selling dealer intake report, dealer invoice, copy of original title dated 12/10/79, previous registrations, etc. $15,649 OBO. Contact Michael, email: mfulton1313@yahoo. com. (PA) 1979 Jeep CJ7 Renegade 4WD SUV fuel injection (runs poorly) , 3-speed automatic transmission. Original paint and carpet, like new. $6,000. R&R Country Motors Inc. Contact Ed, Ph: 708.946.2309, email: rrcountrymotors@sbcglobal. net. (IL) 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 2-dr hard top S/N 1B3JZ65Z54V102408. Silver/black. 11,880 miles. V10, 6-spd manual. Fewer than 12,000 miles on car. Underground Racing twin-turbo build-out with 1,100-plus rear-wheel horsepower. Too many upgrades and specs to list. Additional info available upon request. Free local pickup; buyer pays for shipping. $56,000. Contact Danielle, Ph: 570.241.1152, email: dlattanzio0307@gmail. com. (PA) RACE 1971 McLaren M8E continuation race car 2004 Dodge Viper SRT-10 twin-turbo convertible White, red & black/aluminum. V8, 5-spd manual. U.K. build from M8D parts and a class winner in HSCC vintage racing 1989 and 2nd in 1988. Completely refreshed and updated with Ed Pink small-block Chevy. A truly balanced drive and ready to race now! $205,000. Contact David, Ph: 805.610.5014, email: dgunn@tds.net. (NH) 1970 Lola 163 Can Am sports racer S/N SL16316. Blue/black. Race car V8, 4-spd manual. First 163 built, sold to Chuck Parsons. Ran the Simoniz colors, placed 5th at Mosport, 3rd at ST Jovite. History attached. $350,000. Contact Jim, Ph: 925.963.0570, email: galluccijim@aol.com. (CA) © Sports Car Market Classic Showcase classified ads It’s so easy! We’ve made Blue. Seats, door cards and sun visors in excellent preserved condition removed from a ’73 Marquis Brougham. Prefer pickup in Chicago area. I will assist with shipping if needed; any packing I’ll need to recover costs. $150. Contact J, Ph: 847.338.8299, email: rlagergren@comcast.net. (IL) 1979 Chevrolet Corvette coupe uploading your Showcase Gallery listings online easier. As an added bonus, we now S/N 1Z8789S451715. White/black leather. 20,000 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. 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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) GAA Classic Cars Auction, 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) 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) 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) 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) New England Auto Auction. 207.594.4418. Presented by the Owls Head Transportation Museum, the New England Auto Auction™ is the nation’s largest and longest-running event in its class that operates solely to preserve the legacy of transportation’s earliest pioneers. Over more than four decades, NEAA™ has continuously raised the bar by connecting discerning enthusiasts and collectors with rare and sought-after automobiles. Web: owlshead.org Email: auction@ohtm.org Russo and Steele Collector AutoGPK Auctions. 856.573.6969. GPK 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 Auctions produces The Atlantic City Auction & Car Show. For over four decades hobbyists, enthusiasts and collectors from across the country have descended on Atlantic City in February to buy and admire the premier collection of automobiles presented by GPK Auctions at the Largest IN-DOOR Auction in the Country. Location: Atlantic City, NJ URL: gpkauctions.com Email: info@gpkauctions.com 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) mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Specializing in the finest American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles and European sports; Russo and Steele hosts three record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. Fax: 602.252.6260. 5230 South 39th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040. info@russoandsteele.com, www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 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 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, W. Yoder Auction. 920.787.5549 . W. Yoder Auction holds the only semiannual collector car auction in the state of Wisconsin open to the public where anyone can buy and anyone can sell! But we don’t stop there. We specialize in collections and sell it all! Contact us today. info@wyoderauction.com. Learn more about us at wyoderauction.com and like us on Facebook. Premier Auction Group. 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 34,000 174 844-5WE-SELL. The auction professionals that have been taking care of you for the last two decades have partnered together to create a team that is dedicated to providing the utmost customer service and auction experience. We applied our 83 years of auction experience to build a platform ensuring that every aspect of our company exceeds your expectations. Join us for the Gulf Coast Classic March 17 & 18, in Punta Gorda, FL. 844-5WE-SELL / 844-593-7355 www.premierauctiongroup.com info@premierauctiongroup.com Wheeler Auction Group. 833.599.8999 . Collector Car Auction company specializing in the marketing and sale of pre-war, classic, vintage, antique, muscle & exotic automobiles. 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vehicle or collection! Info@WheelerAuctionGroup.com www.WheelerAuctionGroup.com ONE12™ 1967 Gurney Eagle Spa winner hand-signed by Dan Gurney ONE24™ Buick, Cadillac, Delage, Delahaye, Ford, Lincoln, Kaiser. 1:24 hand-built, limited edition Resin Art™. ONE43™ Sunbeam Tigers. Worldwide Auctioneers. 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalog-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Centerline International. (888) 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 35 years. You can rely on our experience and the largest inventory of parts in North America to build and maintain your dream Alfa. We carry restoration, maintenance and exclusive performance parts for Giulietta through the new 4C. Newly developed parts introduced regularly. Check our website or social media for new arrivals, tech tips and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) Appraisals California Car Cover Company. Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. ImagGooding & 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 Automotive Restorations. Automodello. 877.343.2276. ONE8™ Type 74 Lotus Europa January 2019 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 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) 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. Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell cars we love ourselves, and deal in a limited number of models. Before delivery to you, all of our classics, including Defenders, are fully inspected and serviced by one of two expert shops. We are located in Needham, MA. copleycars@gmail.com, www.copleymotorcars.com (MA) 175 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. 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 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) 10% discount to SCM readers: Use code SCM18R on Automodello.com Chequered Flag. 310.827.8665. Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA) Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Autosport Groups. 561.676.1912 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 warranties on most cars. Trades accepted. Top cash paid for your classics, exotic or hi-line automobiles. garycg@ aol.com www.autosportgroup.com (FL) 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 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) 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 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) 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. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. 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 Kurt Tanner Motorcars. 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 Legendary Motorcar Company. 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 905.875.4700. Since 1985, Legendary Motorcar Company has specialized in buying, selling and restoring some of the rarest cars in existence. For sale, in our 150-car showroom you’ll find, ultra-rare muscle cars, European sports cars and modern performance cars. In our 75,000 square-foot facility, our highly-skilled craftsmen perform complete award-winning restorations. Whether you are buying one special car or building a museum, our collection management services will help you make the right decisions. Over 30 years in business, we have grown to become the nation’s premier collector and performance car facility. www.legendarymotorcar.com (ON) Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. The four-acre Park Place Center features an Aston Martin sales and service center, a Lotus dealership, and we have one of the largest selections of collector and exotic cars available in the Northwest. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com 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) 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 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) Saratoga Auto Auction. Sept. 21 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) and 22, 2018 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. To consign, register to bid, or to purchase tickets, visit saratogaautoauction. org. 518-587-1935 x22 / jeff.whiteside@ saratogaautoauction.org Symbolic International. Paramount Automotive Group/ 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) 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) 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) West Coast Classics. 310.399.3990. Paul Russell and 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 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 176 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 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) West Coast Classics are internationally renowned California Classic Car Dealers who specialize in buying and selling of rare and classic European and American classic cars. Two branch locations in Southern California; 1205 Bow Avenue in Torrance, and 1918 Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica. We ship throughout the world and will provide you with unparalleled service of your rare, sports, exotic, luxury, collector or classic car needs. www. WestCoastClassics.com info@WestCoastClassics.com (CA) Car Storage CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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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 Classic Car Transport a relocation, are attending a corporate event or are shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collection Management Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. RideCache. 512.751.8450. A profesIntercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. Gripping the wheel of your dream car and starting the engine for the first time is a high point for any enthusiast. We are the premier enclosed auto transport company that will ensure your car arrives safely for that experience. For over 35 years, our standards for excellence have had clients returning time and time again. Trust the Best. Trust Intercity Lines. www.Intercitylines.com sional, ad-free software tool and service that helps you manage your collection, digitally preserve your valuable documentation and securely share with those that need access. Manage your collection with our DIY tools or use our RideCache Build service and let our professional team build your account. Learn more at http://ridecache.com/SCM. RideCache — Organize, Manage, Preserve your Collection. Collector Car Insurance Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173. We Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse McCollister’s Auto Transport. 800-748-3160. We have transported thousands of collector vehicles over the last 35 years all across the United States, whether they are moving an exotic, street rod, vintage racer or muscle car. With our experienced drivers trained to ensure the finest protection and our customized, lift-gated, air-ride trailers, we make sure your vehicle safely arrives on time. www.McCollisters.com/AutoTransport 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. 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. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1.866.CAR.9648. With Chubb, you’ll have flexibility and control with worldclass coverage and claim service. There are no mileage restrictions, “Agreed Value” is included, and you’re free to use the restoration shop of your choice for covered repairs. Special pricing is also available for large collections. For more information, call 1-866-227-9648 or visit www.chubbcollectorcar.com. understand the passion and needs of the classic car and vintage race car owner: Agreed Value protection, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and convenient payment options. Heacock Classic also offers classic motorcycle insurance, Car Club & Event Liability, Race Team & Prep Shop Coverage. Visit us at www.heacockclassic.com 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) daily drivers, pickup trucks, trailers, motorhomes, and more — all on one policy and all at their Agreed Value. www.grundy.com (PA) complete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Frank Dale & Stepsons. The world’s oldest independent Rolls-Royce and Bentley specialists, having been established since 1946. With sales, service, restoration and trimming all under one roof, we offer collectors and enthusiasts the complete range of services for their collections. www.frankdale.com (U.K.) 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. 262.375.0876. www.fourintune.com. Complete ground-up restoration on British marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. (WI) Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Grundy Insurance. 888.647.8639. Reliable Carriers Inc. 800-521-6393. 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 January 2019 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 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) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555. All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicing- 177


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. sive of six gourmet culinary pavilions, caviar, oysters, fine wines, specialty cocktails, champagne, and more. Web: signatureevents.peninsula.com. (CA) Finance Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) Classic Car Capital 310.254.9704, Ext. 1. Maximize the return on your passion by recapitalizing the equity in your vintage cars. Whether to expand your collection, invest or for personal use, you decide how to use the funds. With unparalleled experience, service and expertise in this highly specialized lending, we understand the market and needs of the collector. Whether using one car or multiple cars as collateral, we offer lines of credit with no origination fees or prepayment penalties. Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–present. www.welshent.com (OH) Events—Concours, Car Shows Ferrari Financial Services. Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. The South: a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA, and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall — October 26–November 4, 2018 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. 201.510.2500. As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. 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) 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) tion and sales excellence we’ve worked so hard to develop, but to also bring awareness to the appreciation, preservation and history of the automobile. scott@scottgrundfor.com www.scottgrundfor.com (CA) Import/Export 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. 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 Cosdel International Transportation. J.J. BEST BANC & CO. provides Lajollaconcours.com. 619.233.5008. lajollaconcours@mcfarlanepromotions.com La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 12–14, 2019. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. (CA) 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! German 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) Art’s Star Classics. 800.644.STAR The Quail, A Motorsports Gath- ering. 831.620.8879. A prominent component of Monterey Car Week, The Quail is a world-renowned motorsports event featuring one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. The Quail maintains its intimacy and exclusivity by limiting admission through lottery ticket allocations. Admission is inclu- 178 (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 West Coast Shipping. 510.236.3008. 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 restora- Shipping collector cars around the world is our specialty. We provide turnkey international logistics solutions to get you driving when you want. We collect your car, load it onto a ship or plane, clear local and foreign customs, and provide white-glove delivery to your destination. We’re used by collectors, dealers and auction companies to ship over 8,000 collector cars around the world each year. And with consolidation available from both U.S. coasts to over 40 destinations around the world, we make it affordable. It’s your dream car, let’s bring her home. www.wcshipping.com Sports Car Market 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) RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Italian Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. With more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializing in classic Ferraris of the ’50s and ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com 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 The Lamborghini Club America is the world’s largest organization of Lamborghini owners and enthusiasts. Inclusive to both vintage and modern Lamborghini owners, the Lamborghini Club America is a critical asset to the Lamborghini ownership experience. Membership includes La Vita Lamborghini magazine, a carbon fiber member card, special pricing at most authorized dealers for parts and service, and much more. Join today at: www.LamborghiniClubAmerica.com Leasing Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010. Bryan W. Shook, Esquire, acts for and represents leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses, and private individuals Internationally. He has been responsible for innumerable and prominent cases, distinguishing himself with his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles and network of contacts, experts and clients. He is redefining automotive law. www.vintagecarlaw.com (PA) Museums 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. Racing Services LeMay—America’s Car Museum Luxury Lease Partners LLC. 201.822.4870. LLP is a self-funded exotic car lessor that does not follow conventional lending rules, such as scores, debt-to-income ratios or comparable borrowing requirements. LLP can provide lease financing on any exotic car from $50,000 to $5 million, regardless of your credit history. If you own a car and need cash, LLP provides sale/lease-back financing so you can keep driving your car! Contact us at info@luxuryleasepartners.com 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 Premier Financial Services. 877.973.7700. Since 1997, renowned customer service and honest leasing practices have made Premier the nation’s leading lessor of luxury and performance motorcars. We are small enough to ensure your business gets the attention it deserves, and large enough to finance any new, used, or vintage car over $50,000. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) 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. Alan Taylor Company Inc. 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 Automotive Restorations. Vintage Racing Services. 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 Dr Beasley’s. Dr. Beasley’s proPutnam 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 vides you with detailing solutions that have amazing ease of use and performance that is unparalleled. It’s Jim Lafeber’s fanatical passion for quality and improved detailing outcomes that drove him to create Dr. Beasley’s. The goal was to create a unique line of handmade, custom formulated car appearance products that spare no expense on the quality of ingredients and the use of new technologies. The result; nearly 15 years and thousands of hours of real-world testing later, is Dr. Beasley’s — a complete line of solutionbased products that exceed the specs and requirements of even the most discriminating luxury auto brands. Made in USA. Visit www.drbeasleys.com Restoration — General 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 Brightworks. 937.773.5127. BrightTOURANIL 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. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Farland Classic Restoration. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver-, show/driver-, show- and preservationlevel restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsmen who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. Visit our website or call us to discuss your project today. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 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: info@farlandcars.com. www.farlandcarscom Sport and Specialty. 815.629.2717. Paramount Classic Cars. Hjeltness Restoration. D. L. George Historic Motorcars. 610.593.7423. We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. www.DLGEORGE.com (PA) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) 760.746.9966. What began as attention to detail developed into love. We benefit from 34 years of disassembling original cars with the intent to restore yet also with an eye on the future, other restorers will need benchmarks to copy. If your own personal piece of history needs doing for the first time or the second please contact us. www.HjeltnessRestoration.com 844.650.9125. A 120,000 square foot facility located in Hickory, NC, offering a full-array of services including sales, consignments, complete restorations, engine and transmission rebuilding, metal-shaping and fabrication on classic cars. We specialize in American muscle and English cars but also work on a wide range of makes and models including all European models. Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest level of quality workmanship and professional client services. We base our company policy on the Golden Rule; always treat the other person the way you want to be treated and always endeavor to do what is right and fair. Contact us for a free estimate on your classic. Email us at rtheiss@paramountauto.com for more information. www.paramountclassiccars.com. 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 The Creative Workshop. Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. On the Road Again Classics. 408.782.1100. Northern California’s largest Classic & British auto restoration & repair shop is a 12,000 square foot facility under one roof! We opened our doors in 2008 and have restored over 20 Concours 1st place winners! Our team of 8 craftsmen with over 165 years experience have risen to the top, becoming a Certified Hagerty Expert Collision Repair Facility and in-house Certified Glasurit paint shop. www.ontheroadagainclassics.com. 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 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 Treasured Motorcar Services. Speedwell Engineering, Ltd. 770.789.1396. Restoration, sales and service of collectable vehicles. Specializing in Classics, Prewar and European sports cars. Ball Ground, Georgia. www.facebook.com/SpeedwellEngineeringLtd Keith Martin’s 410.833.2329. Since 1980, a trusted provider for the highest quality maintenance, restoration, performance, paint, body, sales, and consignment of European sports/luxury vehicles, American classics, and muscle cars. We have completed numerous full and partial restorations on marques as diverse as Bandini, Dellow, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Mustang, and Corvette. Maintaining memories for your daily driver, weekend warrior or show stopper in our 22,000 sq. ft. facility with our dedicated full time staff. Let us help you enjoy your treasured motorcar the way it was meant to be. Follow our ongoing and completed projects and visit our website www.treasuredmotorcars.com © Sports Car Market The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends SUBSCRIBE TO SCM 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 portsCarMarket.com/subscribe 180 Sports Car Market ™ RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Carl Bomstead eWatch Getting “Banksy-ed” May Be Profitable What happens when a famous artist partially shreds a work that just sold? It becomes a new work, of course Thought Carl’s Sotheby’s, at their October 5, 2018, Fine Art sale in London, got “Banksy-ed.” Shortly after the hammer fell on the sale of graffiti artist Banksy’s spray paint and acrylic piece “Girl with a Balloon,” it slid through a shredder that was embedded in the frame and left half the piece in tatters. The piece, which sold for $1,400,000, was based on a graffiti street mural Banksy had completed in 2002. Seems he was protesting the resale of his art for a profit. Sotheby’s was, of course, in a bit of a kerfuffle, but the buyer may have a ray of sunshine, as some suggested the painting might actually now be worth more. The half-shredded painting now has a new name — “Love is in the Bin.” In a Sotheby’s press release, the buyer said: “When the hammer came down last week and the work was shredded, I was at first shocked, but gradually I began to realize that I would end up with my own piece of art history.” Ah, the world of fine art! Here are a few items that we found at Morphy’s October 8, 2018, sale that are not as bizarre. Prices include 23% buyer’s premium. LOT 61—LINCOLN MERCURY PAM GLASS FACE CLOCK. Estimate: $1,250– $2,000. Number of bids: 8. SOLD AT: $3,690. This very desirable 15-inch clock was made by the Pam Clock Company, and the graphics were clear and crisp. The glass face was not scratched or damaged. This is a difficult clock to find in this condition, and it was stated to be in good working order. This sold for far more than expected, and the exceptional condition helped it along. to bring the money, and this Red Hat double-sided example was no exception. The striking Red Hat logo was used by the independent oil dealers that operated throughout the country. The sign was in exceptional condition and was complete with the hanging ring. Mecum, at their 2016 Road Art sale, sold a comparable example for $30,000, so that was a bargain — or the market has shifted. I think this one was a bit of a stretch. as much as $30,000–$40,000. Values have settled down of late, and most sell for what we see here. LOT 122—RED HAT ROYAL 400 48-INCH PORCELAIN DOUBLE-SIDED SIGN. Estimate: $35,000–$50,000. Number of bids: 19. SOLD AT: $66,000. Quality porcelain signs continue LOT 153—UNITED MOTORS SERVICE EIGHT-FOOT, DOUBLE-SIDED PORCELAIN NEON SIGN WITH ARTICULATING WHEELS. Estimate: $30,000–$40,000. Number of bids: 7. SOLD AT: $24,600. This once promoted an auto-parts store in Walla Walla, WA. It is in incredible condition, considering the size and the fact that it had been displayed outside. The wheels articulated with alternating neon, giving the sensations of movement. It obviously requires a large display area. This sold at a bargain price, as each side is worth close to $20k. One of the few bargains at this venue. LOT 187—AERIO GAS PUMP GLOBE WITH GREEN RIPPLE BODY. Estimate: $15,000– $20,000. SOLD AT: $28,800. This was a stunning single-glass lens for Aerio Gas, the brand name for Gregory Independent Oils. It was on an original green ripple-glass body, which was worth a couple grand on its own. A rare combination that sold for strong — but not silly — money. LOT 179—MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL FRONT END WALL HANGING. Estimate: $2,000– $6,000. Number of bids: 18. SOLD AT: $4,305. This 300SL front-end clip had illuminating headlamps and was in very acceptable condition. With 300SLs selling for seven figures, having this display piece on the wall for only four grand gets you partway there at a fraction of the price. An unusual display piece at a reasonable price. LOT 178—QUICKSILVER BRONZE SCULPTURE BY STANLEY WANLASS. Estimate: $3,000–$5,000. Number of bids: 32. SOLD AT: $15,000. This silver plate and silver-oxideover-bronze sculpture by Stanley Wanlass was done in the lost wax, aka Cire Perdue, process. Wanlass was rather prolific in his earlier years, and his stunning bronze automotive sculptures have sold for paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada, $135 Mexico, Europe, Asia/Africa/Middle East. 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. 182 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 LOT 290—EARLY MICHELIN “THE UNIVERSAL TREAD” CLOTH BANNER. Estimate: $1,000–$2,000. Number of bids: 26. SOLD AT: $4,800. This Michelin 114-inch banner featured the early version of Ol’ Bib with his cigar and expanded waistline. It was in exceptional condition considering it’s about 100 years old. Cloth banners have been coming into their own of late, and values have been rapidly escalating. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market