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he Karmann Ghia You Don’t Know About 968 Type 34: $40k Sports Car Market Karmann Ghia You Don’t Know About 968 Type 34: $40k Sports Car Market The The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends January 2020 www.sportscarmarket.com RAW POWER 1989 Ferrari F40: $1m


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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 2020 . Volume 32 . 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 1989 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta $1,015,956 / Bonhams Four British Special Forces Land Rovers $46,036 to $61,175 / Bonhams 1964 Apollo 3500 GT Spider $506,000 / Worldwide Auctioneers 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 6.0 AMG $266,954 / RM Sotheby’s 66 68 70 72 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 155 Vehicles Rated at Seven Sales 88 92 102 114 126 140 MARKET OVERVIEW What impact might the new Ford GT have on earlier GT prices? — Chad Tyson BONHAMS Chéserex, CHE: Supercar sale sees $36.8m on 63 of 75 cars selling — Paul Hardiman BARRETT-JACKSON Las Vegas, NV: All 678 automotive lots changed hands in Sin City, totaling $33.8m — Brett Hatfield BONHAMS Chichester, U.K.: Over $11m brought in on 73 of 105 automobiles selling at the last Goodwood sale of the year — Paul Hardiman SARATOGA AUTO AUCTION Saratoga, NY: In upstate New York, 144 of 276 lots went to new homes for a total of nearly $4m — Larry Trepel ROUNDUP Highlights from Mecum in Dallas, TX, Silverstone in Warwickshire, U.K., and Bonhams MPH in Bicester, U.K. acebook and watch for updates and offers! AMERICAN by John Boyle RACE 20 by Simon Kidston NEXT GEN by Elana Scherr 1915 Stutz Model 4F Bearcat $330,000 / RM Auctions 1994 McLaren F1 $19,805,000 / RM Sotheby’s 1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 34 $39,600 / Barrett-Jackson 74 76 78 Cover: 1989 Ferrari F40 berlinetta Courtesy of Bonhams Sports Car Market Tom Wood ©2019, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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60 1961 Porsche 356 Abarth Carrera (one of 20) from the Ingram Collection at the inaugural Chattanooga Motorcar Festival COLUMNS 28 Shifting Gears I will never again take unfettered personal mobility for granted Keith Martin 50 Affordable Classic Come an’ get the Saab 900 Turbo, but parts are forevermore rare Nick Jaynes 52 Legal Files Kevin Hart’s Plymouth Barracuda crash brings up a lot of legal and safety issues for car owners and restorers John Draneas 54 Unconventional Wisdom Finding vital, vibrant connections during a busy month in the United States and Italy Donald Osborne 166 eWatch Duane Allman’s legendary Gibson SG guitar sells for $591,000 Carl Bomstead FEATURES 58 The SCM Interview: Bradley Price of Autodromo — Chester Allen 60 Concours Spotlight: Inaugural Chattanooga Motorcar Festival — Bill Rothermel 22 Sports Car Market DEPARTMENTS 34 Crossing the Block 36 Concours and Events: SCM’s Seventh Annual Arizona Insider’s Seminar, Arizona Auction Week, Cavallino Classic 38 Contributors: Get to know SCM staffers and writers 42 You Write, We Read: Monterey Car Week coverage, MGBs on the brain and defining a “classic” car 44 Display Advertisers Index 46 Neat Stuff: Tiny transporter and Legends of Speed in print 46 Speaking Volumes: The Face of Change: Portraits of Automotive Evolution 80 Next Gen Market Moment: 2007 BMW M5 82 Rising Sun: 1990 Honda CRX SiR show car, 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR, 1989 Nissan Skyline GTS-t Type M 90 Buy/Sell/Hold: Imported Land Rovers, TR3s and Ford GTs 112 Market Moment: 1999 Mazda Miata Hellcat 120 On the Radar: 1993–95 Mercedes-Benz E60 AMG, 1994 BMW M3 GT, 1992–95 BMW M5 Touring 152 Mystery Photo: “Just the thing for the next SCM 1000 Tour, but Publisher Martin will want a better cup holder” 152 Comments With Your Renewals: “One of these days, I’m going to spend a lot of money on some old car, and it will be all your fault!” 154 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 158 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Bill Rothermel


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone Driving after a stroke opens the world again — and accelerates hope for an incredible recovery I decided my first solo post-stroke drive would be to Cannon Beach, about 80 miles from Portland, OR, on picturesque State Highway 26. I walked to the car with my cane, opened the door and slid behind the wheel. I practiced moving my right foot from the gas to the brake. As I started the engine and pulled into traffic, the sensations came at me in a rush. One of the byproducts of a stroke is “neural fatigue.” My brain is constantly running near redline because so many things that were once automatic now require specific, directed thoughts. The first few blocks were terrifying. I felt like every other car on the road was determined to hit me or cut me off. I had to silence the radio to keep my brain from total overload. As I pulled onto the four-line highway towards the coast, I was the slowest car in the slow lane. I learned there are many impatient drivers who enjoy using their horns. A few of them waved their fists as well. After about 15 minutes, the traffic thinned out, and my brain began to do a better job of assimilating the information it was getting. I realized I was driving! Alone! I was driving alone! After three months of wheelchairs, I had control over my destina- A simple view I will no longer take for granted I ’ve been driving something for as long as I can remember. It started with the blue-and-white pedal car my grandfather got me when I was 3 years old. Soon enough I had a Hawthorne 20-inch single-speed coaster- braked bicycle. We ordered it from the Montgomery Ward catalog and picked it up from their local store — a precursor to the modern-day Amazon locker. I wore out several stacks of baseball cards by attaching them with a clothespin to the bike frame so they would vibrate against the wheel spokes. When I was 8, my grandfather decided it was time for me to learn to drive the family tractor. A Ford 9N, it had a manual throttle and a separate brake for each rear wheel. There hasn’t been a time in my life since I was 16 that I haven’t owned a sports car. Even when I was studying dance at the Juilliard School in New York City, I kept an Alfa Giulietta Spider Veloce in my grandmother’s basement in San Francisco. I couldn’t imagine a life without the thrill of running a small- displacement engine to 6,000 rpm — or getting the revs just right as I double-clutched into a perfect downshift. A sudden crash As SCM readers know, that all changed on January 6, 2019, when I suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. The doctors told me I was lucky to be alive. My left side was completely paralyzed. Suddenly the possibility of driving a sports car seemed just a faint — and most likely impossible — probability. Through months of intensive daily rehab, I regained use of my left arm. My left (clutch) leg is coming back — but more slowly. Three months after my stroke, I was cleared to drive an automatic. My daily driver is a 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT automatic. Loyal and reliable, it reminds me of a good-natured Golden Retriever, always eager to please. 28 tion. It was incredible. I marveled at each fuel stop. Oregon’s antediluvian “No Self Serve” gas station laws became my new best friend. Drive-through burger and latte stands were a source of wonderment. I said, “Double-tall non-fat latte, please,” at a screen and a few minutes later it magically appeared. No waiting for a nurse to run to the cafeteria for me, or depending on the kindness of friends. I drove to Cannon Beach, took a few pictures of Haystack Rock and came home. I savored the forested coastal range of Oregon as it unfolded before me. I still had to be thoughtful, as I needed a cane at rest stops. I moved slowly and carefully. My biggest fear was and is falling. And I was alone. But I was driving. The shrinking distance to full recovery I thought about my favorite video — of daughter Alexandra and me in our ’65 Spider Veloce speeding along Marmot Road on Mount Hood. It’s a never-ending cascade of up and downshifts, heel-and-toeing and jumping on the throttle “just so.” Driving the Hyundai Elantra isn’t like that. But I could savor those sports-car memories while behind the wheel of practical transportation. The distance between being paralyzed and driving is a wide one. The distance between driving any car and being back on Marmot Road? Not so much. I’m thankful to have a second chance at life. My left leg is respond- ing to therapy (I’m in the gym twice a day) and chances are good I will be able to drive a stick again. If not, there are many interesting two-pedal cars for me to choose from. And I will always have my memories of my grand drives in great cars to sustain me — as they did when I was immobile. I never realized how lucky I was to be able to drive any car on any highway, starting and stopping where I pleased. I had unfettered personal mobility. I will never take that for granted again. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Mecum Where: Kissimmee, FL When: January 2–12 Web: www.mecum.com Last year: 2,173/3,363 cars sold / $93.7m Featured cars: • 1968 Challenger 2 Streamliner • 1968 Ford Mustang GT “Bullitt” fastback • 2019 McLaren Senna MAG Auctions Where: Peoria, AZ When: January 10–12 Web: www.motorsportauctiongroup.com Featured cars: • 1956 Ford F-100 Pro Touring • 1962 Chevrolet Corvette custom convertible • 1968 Shelby GT500 KR fastback Barrett-Jackson Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 11–19 Web: www.barrett-jackson.com Last year: 1,820/1,821 cars sold / $124.4m Featured cars: • Star Car: 2019 McLaren Senna • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO ZL1 • 2017 Ford GT Worldwide Auctioneers Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 15 Web: www.worldwideauctioneers.com Last year: 54/72 cars sold / $9.2m Featured cars: • 1934 Auburn 850Y custom phaeton • 1965 Dodge Coronet A990 Lightweight • 1931 Cadillac 370A V12 roadster Russo and Steele Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 15–19 Web: www.russoandsteele.com Last year: 304/557 cars sold / $11.7m Featured cars: • Star Car: 1985 Lamborghini Countach QV Downdraft • 1970 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda 2-dr hard top • 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster Bonhams Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 16 Web: www.bonhams.com Last year: 108/120 cars sold / $16.1m Featured cars: • 1938 BMW 328 roadster • 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider • 1955 Kurtis Swallow coupe RM Sotheby’s Where: Phoenix, AZ When: January 16–17 Web: www.rmsothebys.com Last year: 131/155 cars sold / $36.8m Featured cars: • 1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder • 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS • 2014 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Coys Where: Maastricht, NLD When: January 17 Web: www.coys.co.uk Gooding & Co. Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 17–18 Web: www.goodingco.com Last year: 106/155 cars sold / $48.2m Featured cars: • 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS • 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast • 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Mecum Where: Las Vegas, NV When: January 21–26 Web: www.mecum.com Bonhams Where: Las Vegas, NV When: January 23 Web: www.bonhams.com ACA Where: King’s Lynn, U.K. When: January 25 Web: www.angliacarauctions.co.uk ♦ 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. JANUARY 2–12—MECUM Kissimmee, FL Star Car: 1985 Lamborghini Countach QV Downdraft at Russo and Steele in Scottsdale, AZ 10–12—MAG Peoria, AZ 11–19—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 15—WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Scottsdale, AZ 15–19—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 15–19—LEAKE Scottsdale, AZ 34 Sports Car Market 16—BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ 16–17—RM SOTHEBY’S Phoenix, AZ 17—COYS Maastricht, NLD 17–18—GOODING & CO. Scottsdale, AZ 21–26—MECUM Las Vegas, NV 23—BONHAMS Las Vegas, NV 25—ACA King’s Lynn, U.K. Star Car: 2019 McLaren Senna at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, AZ


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com Arizona Auction Week The collector-car world drives away from snow and ice and finds sun in Scottsdale, AZ, where Barrett-Jackson, RM Sotheby’s, Bonhams, Gooding & Co., Russo and Steele, Leake Auctions, Worldwide Auctioneers and MAG Auctions Arizona roll out top-notch cars for auction from January 11 through January 19. Check out our Arizona Insider’s Guide (packaged with this issue) and “Crossing the Block” on p. 34. (AZ) 110 Years of Alfa Romeo at Cavallino 29 January ice and snow put most of the Car-Buying Guidance for 2020 The Seventh Annual SCM Arizona Insider’s Seminar is set for January 16 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 and Stephen Serio, as they discuss the cars you should buy, sell and hold in 2020. Admission is free for SCM Platinum subscribers and registered Gooding bidders, $35 for two SCM subscribers and $70 for two non-subscribers. Register at www.sportscarmarket. com/scottsdale2019 or call 503.261.0555 Ext. 217. (AZ) JANUARY CALENDAR 2–17 Dakar Rally, Peru; www.dakar.com 11–12 Festivals of Speed, St. Petersburg, FL; www.festivalsofspeed. com 36 Sports Car Market 12 Moto Technica Oldtimer Markt; www.mototechnica.de collector-car world on ice, but Florida’s Palm Beach motors on underneath the never-ending sun. End the pain and steal some summer at the 29th Cavallino Classic from January 22 to 26. 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 110 years of Alfa Romeo. www.cavallino.com (FL) Jim Pickering


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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Associate Publisher Erin Olson erin.olson@sportscarmarket.com; 877.219.2605 x 218 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 Associate 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. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Paul Hardiman (Europe) Auction Analysts Daniel Grunwald, Michael Leven, Cody Tayloe, Kevin Coakley, Adam Blumenthal, Joe Seminetta, Leo Van Hoorick, Jeremy Da Rosa, Pierre Hedary, Andy Staugaard, Mark Moskowitz, Gary West, Jon Georgiadis, Bill Cash, Pat Campion, John Boyle, John Hoshstrasser, Jeff Trepel, Larry Trepel, Daren Kloes, Brett Hatfield Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Robert Cumberford (Design), John Draneas (Legal), Prescott Kelly (Porsche), Thor Thorson (Race Cars) Contributors John Apen, Diane Brandon, Marshall Buck, Dale Novak, Miles Collier, Martin Emmison, Jay Harden, Paul Hardiman, Alex Hofberg, Ed Milich, Stephen Serio, John L. Stein, Bill Rothermel, Simon Kidston, Reid Trummel, Elana Scherr, Alexandra Martin-Banzer CORRESPONDENCE Email service@sportscarmarket.com Customer Support www.sportscarmarket.com/helpdesk Fax 503.253.2234 Connect with SCM on The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2020 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors PIERRE HEDARY, SCM Auction Analyst, is a Mercedes-Benz überenthusiast. When Pierre is not turning wrenches on vintage Mercedes-Benz 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 writes about the 1992 MercedesBenz 300CE 6.0 AMG “Hammer” that sold at RM Sotheby’s London auction. Turn to the German Profile on p. 72. SIMON KIDSTON, SCM Contributor, is from an old British motor-racing family. Simon started his career at Coys, leaving to co-found Bonhams Europe in Geneva. Over the next decade, he staged high-profile auctions around the world. He branched out on his own in 2006 to found Kidston SA, a consultancy responsible for some of the larger deals you rarely hear about. Simon also judges at Pebble Beach and is “the voice” of the Villa d’Este Concours and the Mille Miglia. Turn to p. 76 for the inside story of a very expensive McLaren F1. NICK JAYNES, SCM Contributor, hails from Portland, OR. Although not known as a car city, Portland has had in indelible effect on him. Mostly, it formed his affinity for weird or lesserloved brands and nameplates. He would rather cozy up to a Volvo than a Ferrari any day. Over the years, he has held many jobs in the automotive industry, from mechanic to managing communications for Chevrolet. Now, he’s back to his first passion: writing about cars. When Nick’s not chained to his desk, you can find him out exploring — from track days to overland expeditions — in one of his two vehicles: a Toyota Land Cruiser and Volkswagen Golf GTI. Turn to p. 50 for his “Affordable Classic” on the 1978–86 Saab 900 Turbo. 38 General P.O. 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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 The old B doesn’t turn heads, and it needs a little juicing up of the engine, but I taught my daughter to drive in it, as I was determined she learn on a stick shift and not a wimpy automatic Covering Monterey Car Week To the Editor: I found the cover of your November issue to be a fantastic piece of illustration about the car hobby. Here is probably one of the most influential car collectors of the present day looking at an amazing example of automotive art. More importantly, though, when you look at the picture and study the man and his appearance and body language, it opens a deep conversation about the car hobby itself. I would love to know what he is thinking. Is he thinking about what it would cost to own the car? Is he appreciating the degree of restoration? Has he owned this car before, or is it one he has always wanted to drive? I look at his dress. He is almost in disguise, as if he does 42 not really want to be recognized, with dark sunglasses, a widebrimmed cowboy hat pulled down low. He is there to look at the car for himself. His body language is interesting as well. He appears very humble to me. I would ask, if you have any access to Mr. Meyer, what he was thinking when the picture was taken. — Chris Cassisi, via email Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Chris, thanks for your nice note. A great photo cranks up your emotions and your brain, and we’re glad this one worked for you. We’ve been trying to take cover shots that capture the emotion and people in the hobby — as well as the great cars. This is Managing Editor Jim Pickering’s photo. You may remember the great shot he took for the May 2019 cover. MGB Memories To the Editor: I enjoy reading my Sports Car Market down here in the Jamaica bush — where I drive an Isuzu diesel pickup! I only just read Nick Jaynes’ article on the MGB (August 2019, “Affordable Classic,” p. 48). Here are my thoughts — for what they are worth — as I had one here in Jamaica for quite a long time, as it was the only sports car strong enough to survive the Jamaica roads. But let’s look historically at British sports cars — post-World War II. The U.K. was bankrupt, as massive capital moved to the United States during the first two years of the war before the U.S. joined after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Not even Churchill could persuade the U.S. to join the war while the Brits got the %@#! bombed out of them like 9/11 every day. The U.S. created the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, and the U.K. only finally repaid its loans when Prime Minister Tony Blair gave Bush Junior the final payment! The U.K. was bankrupt after the war — and hence made cars on a shrunken budget and as cheaply as possible. Engines were made to optimize the costly price of gas, so no Le Mans Bentleys! Plus the unions took control of the auto industry with, to my mind, very poor management and poor marketing knowledge. Hence, only the small manu- facturer could survive, such as Lotus and other F1 producers like Cooper. I did have another MGB when I got my first job in Los Angeles in the 1960s. Why? It was cheap, and the MG has always been known as the cheap sports car. Sports Car Market Dave Tomaro


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You Write We Read Ad Index 1965 Shelby Cobra replica roadster ..................150 Aston Martin of New England ..........................145 Authentic Classics, LLC ...................................135 Automobiles Etcetera ........................................117 Automotive Restorations Inc...............................97 Autosport Designs Inc .........................................23 Avant Garde Collection .....................................132 Barrett-Jackson ........................................26–27, 35 Bennett Law Office ...........................................124 Beverly Hills Car Club ......................................149 Boca Raton Concours ........................................123 Bonhams / UK ...........................................4–5, 143 Bring A Trailer ...............................................12–13 CarCapsule USA..................................................85 Cars Yeah ...........................................................139 Cars, Inc. ..............................................................47 Centerline Alfa Parts .........................................156 Chequered Flag International ............................127 Classic Auto Mall .............................................. 111 Classic Car Capital ..............................................39 Classic Showcase ..........................................48–49 Collector Studio .................................................135 Cooper Technica, Inc. ..........................................10 Copley Motorcars ................................................99 Diecasm LLC /Automodello .............................151 Dobson Motorsport............................................138 Driversource Houston LLC ...........................30–31 European Collectibles........................................131 Fantasy Junction ............................................40–41 Found Motorcars LLC .......................................134 Fourintune Garage Inc .......................................147 G. Potter King, Inc.............................................113 Gaswerks Garage ...............................................147 Girardo & Co .......................................................21 Gooding & Company ....................................15, 17 Greensboro Auto Auction ....................................93 Grundy Insurance ................................................83 GT Motor Cars LLC ..........................................101 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ................................139 Hamann Classic Cars, LLC .................................81 Hammersley LLC ................................................95 Heacock Classic ................................................167 Huntingridge Motors Inc. ..................................135 Hyman, LTD ..................................................24–25 Intercity Lines ......................................................53 JC Taylor ............................................................129 JJ Best Banc & Co .............................................155 Kevin Kay Restorations ......................................14 Kidston ...........................................................18–19 Leake Auction Company ...................................105 Legendary Motorcar Company .........................147 Luxury Brokers International ........................32–33 Luxury Lease Partners, LLC ...............................61 MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd ...................125 Manns Restoration ...............................................37 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center ...........................43 Mershon’s World Of Cars..................................143 Metron Garage ...................................................109 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. .................133 Motorsport Auction Group LLC .........................56 Mouse Motors, LLC ..........................................146 Northwest European ..........................................149 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ......................63 Passport Transport .............................................103 Paul Russell and Company..................................57 Prince Vintage, LTD. .........................................115 Private Garage. L.C. ............................................55 Putnam Leasing .................................................168 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd..................................119 Reliable Carriers ..................................................87 RM Sotheby’s ....................................................6–7 RMD bvba ...........................................................57 Road Scholars ......................................................93 RPM Foundation .................................................62 Russo and Steele LLC .................................8–9, 11 SCM Scottsdale Insider’s Seminar ...................121 Scott Grundfor Company ..................................130 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations .........................165 Streetworks Exotics .............................................16 Symbolic International ........................................29 The Creative Workshop .......................................51 The Stable, Ltd. .................................................107 The Werk Shop ..................................................143 Tony Labella Classic Cars ................................. 111 Torque Classic Cars .............................................45 TYCTA ................................................................84 Vintage Motors of Sarasota .................................96 Vintage Rallies ...................................................145 Watchworks .......................................................157 West Coast Classics, LLC .................................137 White Post Restorations ....................................135 Wire Wheel Classic Sports Cars .......................151 Worldwide Group ..............................................2, 3 44 Light-Hand Drive by Larry Trepel “Uh, no, we’re actually from Mars. I’ll explain later.” I lusted after a 1966 Duetto — and a 100S Healey at Hollywood Sports Cars. In 1969 — a Porsche 911, but I didn’t have the money. The Germans made cars FOR the U.S. market, and the Italian “artists” created works of art The MGB history began in 1962, and until 1965 with no synchro. The 1965–67 cars were the best. In 1968, the awful new interior lost the minimalist look. Of course, the 1974–80 model should never have been produced. As Jaynes says, you can now lower these cars and not have to measure up to U.S. safety standards, which was why they were raised in the first place. The old early 1960s MGBs were very competitive in Euro rallies — and were easily modified. Other cars have come and gone, from Alfas, Porsches, a Lotus Elan and U.S. muscle cars — all of which I have enjoyed, but the emotional history has made me hold on to the old Jamaica B. Yes the old B doesn’t turn heads, and it needs a little juicing up of the engine, but I taught my daughter to drive in it, as I was determined she learn on a stick shift and not a wimpy automatic. All the very best to Nick Jaynes — from the man with the poor man’s sports car. — Johnathan Edwards, via email What is a Collector Car? To the Editor: I just finished reading the October issue of Sports Car Market. Thanks to Publisher Martin for providing an update on his health (October 2019, “Shifting Gears,” p. 16). It is good to read that rehab is going well. My sister-in-law is going through the same thing, and her rehab has not been easy, so I somewhat understand what he may be going through. I hope to see him again at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale or at the Pebble Beach Concours. The October issue had several expert opinions on what a classic car is (“Peering into the Car-Collecting Future,” p. 54). I believe it is a personal connection with a car that makes it a classic. We live in Rapid City, SD, and have a 2006 Toyota Solara convertible with 50,000 miles. This car has never been mentioned as a classic car — and probably rightly so. However, we have driven that car on road trips (with the top down all the way) to Door County, WI; the National Parks of Utah, Arizona and Colorado (including a stop at the Gateway Car Museum outside of Grand Junction); and to the coast of Oregon and Crater Lake —just to name a few places. In my mind, this is truly a classic car. The Toyota is a joy to drive and ride. It has a large trunk for all the stuff we need on a road trip, and it has required nothing other than routine maintenance. Cars of this vintage are inexpensive and reliable. What more could you ask for in a classic car? I look forward to getting every edition of Sports Car Market. You are doing a great service in keeping car people interested and informed about a subject near and dear to so many people. Thank you and get well! — Tom Zeller, Rapid City, SD ♦ Sports Car Market


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Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton The Face of Change: Portraits of Automotive Evolution by John Nikas, photos by Michael Furman, 304 pages, Coachbuilt Press, $125 (Amazon) The old saw about not judging a book by its cover came to mind when I first saw The Face of Change. The dust jacket features 12 full-front portraits by renowned automotive photographer Michal Furman. This cover might, as you go through a catalog or through a stack of books, fool you into thinking this is first and foremost a collection of repackaged images — the carbook equivalent of a dinosaur rock band’s new boxed set. It is not that. It’s so much more. “Change” is the most important word in the title, and author John Nikas, along with a large supporting cast of experts, uses the book to teach a seminar on the mechanical, historical and aesthetic forces that changed the face of automobiles from the earliest beginnings to the near future. It’s a scholarly, smart and readable jour- ney, handsomely supported by Furman’s lovely work — and historic images. A tour of the chapter headings will give you a taste of the scholarly takes and the nonlinear approach that describes the journey of personal transportation across three centuries. It all starts with “Portraiture — Revealing the Essence,” and adds lay- ers of complexity through “The Automobile as Idiom,” “The Coachbuilder’s Art,” “Form and Function,” “The Safety Dance” and more. Neat Stuff by Jim Pickering Nikas allows other authors to stretch to tell their particu- lar pieces of the giant topic, including Robert Cumberford, a team of instructors from the ArtCenter College of Design, and Leslie Kendall, Petersen Museum chief historian. The Face of Change is a surpris- ing book from the opening page, and a master class in the factors and forms that shaped the cars we love, past and present. Provenance: This collection of writings by some of the best and brightest academic minds in the automotive space reflects their expertise across disciplines. Fit and finish: Despite the beautiful printing and hundreds of images, the basic design is more quality textbook than coffeetable queen, and that is not a criticism. Drivability: The Face of Change is one of the most surprising books to come along in a while. It hits a sweet spot between academia and nut book, with nary a road-test description or technical breakdown. Instead, it is an engaging, literate and challenging tour around the history of the automobile, from some of the best minds. Michael Furman’s splendid photography is the perfectly lit and evocative icing on the cake. ♦ Tiny Transporter Do you like trucks but hate the space required to have one? Automodello’s first truck is also the first of its ONE43-series 1:43-scale models. This 1956 F-100 is done up in Art Castor’s Transport livery, patterned after the truck Castor used to haul cars to and from his Chicago-area shop. Only 249 will be built with the fourcar trailer, which is a perfect display piece for the other 1:43scale cars in your collection. Officially licensed by Ford. Price is $199.95 at www.automodello. com. A Catalog of Speed Legends The “Legends of Speed” exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum will feature 20 storied race cars driven by some of the most legendary names in the sport — and you can dig into those stories in the Legends of Speed Catalog, which is available from the museum. It’s full of superb photography as well as the histories that have made these cars worthy of exhibition at the highest level. If you can’t go see the exhibit before it closes in mid-March, this hardcover 168-page volume is the next best thing. Get it for $75 at store. phart.org. ♦ 46 Sports Car Market


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Affordable Classic 1978–86 Saab 900 Turbo Ready an’ Willing The Saab 900 Turbo is a heavy-metal saint on the road, but it’s a sinner when it comes to spare parts by Nick Jaynes Courtesy of Bringatrailer.com 1985 Saab 900 Turbo, sold for $3,100 on Bring a Trailer W hen the Saab 900 Turbo debuted in 1978, it redefined the sports-coupe segment. If the sporty Swedish hatchback’s shape, spacious interior and funky wheels weren’t enough to force buyers to reconsider the definition of a luxury sports coupe, the 900 Turbo’s engine would. Under its long, sloping hood, the 900 Turbo hides a longitudinally mounted, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. That doesn’t seem terribly weird until you realize that it’s cocked over at a 45-degree angle — and backward. The backward 4-banger sits atop the transaxle. The engine transfers power to the transaxle through a chain. Quirkier still, the top/side of the transaxle forms the engine’s oil pan. Oddities abound inside the 900 as well. The ignition switch is in the center console — a perfect receptacle for spilled coffee and Coca-Cola. And the 900’s sills were integrated into the door, so as to avoid dirtying your trousers during winter months. Spool up the Whitesnake Late-’70s and early-’80s Bimmers were built for cocaine-addled yuppie bankers with lead feet and a taste for oversteer. Saabs of that era were made for unassuming software engineers who told people they listened to Vivaldi but who actually popped in a Whitesnake tape on the way home from work — they liked to get wild, but they didn’t want to project it to the world. 50 Details Driving the 900 Turbo is a hoot — so long as you like a good scare now and again. The 2-door hatches handle well enough, thanks to the ample helpings of thick Swedish steel. The convertibles, which are missing a good portion of that steel, are about as stiff as scrambled eggs. It can scream like David Coverdale Keep the 900 Turbo pointed in a straight line and the revs high, and you’ll be bowled over with the power the thing makes. Under the right conditions, 185 horsepower can feel like 900. Because of the nose-forward engine placement, cornering while ac- celerating is tricky. Turn the wheel just a bit, and you may find yourself torque- and under-steering off into an embankment — now you feel alive. Save the Saab 99, there’d never really been a car Years produced: 1978–86 Price when new: $25,390 for a convertible in 1986. The hatch was $18,695 Number produced: 574,325 (all Saab 900s) Current SCM Median Valuation: Starkers in Tokyo Pros: As fast as a slip of the tongue Cons: Finding parts will make you sweat flesh and blood Best place to drive one: To a Whitesnake concert! Worst place to drive one: Into a repair shop A typical owner is: Looking for parts while humming “Here I Go Again” like the 900 before or since. With the 900 Turbo, Saab knocked Bimmer back on its heels by snatching the thinking man’s sports-luxury-car crown. Today, it knocks collectors off their financial footing with staggering repair costs. Although the 900 Turbo is — on the face of it — an affordable classic, it isn’t really. Good to be bad You can pick one up relatively cheaply, sure, anywhere from $3,500 to $9,000. Sorted examples in good nick, though, routinely fetch $20,000 or more. Putting one in your garage isn’t terribly expensive, then. Ensuring it can leave your garage under its own Sports Car Market


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power, however, is a different story. Now that Saab is essentially dead, having traded hands a few times in the past decade, the parts supply is slim — especially for the pre-GM cars like the first-gen 900 Turbo. I know full well that I helped exacerbate the problem. In the late aughts, I worked at a Swedish-car repair shop. I was charged with dismantling and scrapping an entire fleet of Saabs, from Sonett IIs to 99s to 900s. I carelessly ripped apart and trashed more burnt-orange velour Driving the 900 Turbo is a hoot — so long as you like a good scare now and again. The 2-door hatches handle well enough, thanks to the ample helpings of thick Swedish steel. The convertibles, which are missing a good portion of that steel, are about as stiff as scrambled eggs. and burgundy red leather interiors than I care to count. Without even a whiff of sentimentality, I heaved hundreds of Saab “Soccer Ball,” tri-spoke Aero, and “Inca” aluminum wheels into the bed of our scrapmetal man’s pickup. Hundreds of engines and transaxles were shown the same disrespect, and suffered the same fate as those funky wheels. I find myself itching with guilt when memories of ’70s Saabs stripped bare, bound for the crusher, flash through my mind. I realize now just how special Saab 900 Turbos were and are. They’re weird, stylish cars. And I hate that I had a hand in taking some of them off the planet only to be replaced by vehicles that are more appliance than car. Is this love? If you can find a well-kept 1978 through 1986 Saab 900 Turbo for a reasonable price, I say get it. Love it and drive it as much as you can. Because when it breaks down — and it will — there’s no telling if you’ll be able to get it going again. You’re welcome to send me an angry letter when you can’t find spares for it. I deserve it. ♦ January 2020 51


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Legal Files John Draneas Making Old Cars Safer Comedian Kevin Hart’s crash in a resto-mod Plymouth Barracuda raises a lot of safety — and legal — issues seriously tossed about, she was reported to not have sustained any serious injuries. Neither Black not Hart were wearing their seat belts. Broxterman did not have one to wear. Love for all Hart has made public statements about the crash, professing, “I have nothing but love for Jared and wish him and Rebecca a speedy recovery.” Hart has also said he does not intend to sue Black or even make a claim on his own auto insurance policy. Instead, he will let his medical insurance cover his injuries. Neither Black nor Broxterman have made any public comments, but press reports indicate they have both retained counsel, as has Hart, and they are “certain to sue.” Insurance protocol As generous as Hart’s statements may be, we Y should know that insurance is not a buffet where you get to pick which of several policies is going to pay for your losses. There’s a lot of protocol that allows the insurance carriers involved to make that decision for you. ou’ve probably seen news reports about comedian Kevin Hart’s car crash and his extensive injuries. Despite Internet reports that all involved have “lawyered up” and that a “lawsuit’s almost certain,” we haven’t seen an actual lawsuit filed. Maybe it’s getting filed as you read this, but the lack of a lawsuit doesn’t mean we can’t use this as an example of how insurance and legal liability work. In case you’ve missed the hubbub, Hart is a very popular 40-year- old actor and comedian. He owns a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that has been restored and converted into a resto-mod. SpeedKore Performance Group did the work, and the car was nicknamed “Menace.” Among its many modifications are a 6.4-L Hemi V8 Hellcat crate engine that makes 720 hp, a Whipple supercharger, a SpeedKore coldair intake and SpeedKore custom headers and exhaust. Hart purchased the car two months earlier as a birthday present to himself. Serious oversteer Hart let his friend Jared Black drive the car. Black made a right turn onto Mulholland Highway in Calabasas, CA, then got on the throttle too hard and lit up the rear tires. That caused him to lose the rear end, leave the road on the left, crash through a fence and roll down a steep embankment. The car came to a very hard stop when it crashed head-on into a tree, with the rear lifting up and the roof hitting and uprooting the tree before the car ended up in a ditch. Hart was riding in the passenger’s seat and suffered extensive inju- ries — including three spinal fractures that required back surgery to fuse three of his vertebrae. It will take him many months of therapy to recover. It’s hard to believe, but reports claim he was picked up at the crash site and taken home by his security team. Black suffered serious back and chest injuries. He was cited for reckless driving. Black’s fiancée, Rebecca Broxterman, was riding in the back seat. Actually, it wasn’t really a back seat, as that had been removed in the restoration and replaced with a shelf and two storage compartments. In spite of her perch being loose in the rear and and the fact that she was 52 McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty, explains, “There is a well-trod- den path behind the scenes among insurance carriers that dictates how such losses are shared. It is usually not public, and they don’t all just hire lawyers and sue each other. The process plays out in subrogation claims between the carriers, and how that works often depends upon the actual policy language.” While Hart has chosen to use his medical insurance to cover his medical bills, the carrier will most certainly present the claim to Hart’s automobile insurance carrier, which provides the primary coverage under the rule that insurance follows the car. Hart’s auto insurance will likely also cover claims against Black as a permissive driver of the car. If Hart’s coverage is exhausted, secondary liability will fall against Black’s auto insurance policy, assuming he has one. If that is exhausted, the search for coverage gets a little murkier. Umbrella policies come next, and possibly homeowner’s policies. Is Hart liable? There seems to be little doubt that Black is liable for everyone’s injuries. The more interesting question is whether Hart is liable. Hagerty sees little doubt that Hart could be held liable for Broxterman’s injuries since he allowed her to ride in the back of a car that did not have seats. This is much the same as people riding in the bed of a pickup. It’s fun, but the driver is not supposed to allow it to happen. Could Hart and/or SpeedKore also be liable for Broxterman’s and Black’s injuries because of the lack of safety features? That is the most interesting question of all. Retrofitting safety features Press reports have been extremely critical about the car’s lack of safety features. Although nothing more than seat belts went into these cars in 1970, reporters have suggested that the restoration should have included airbags, ABS brakes, safety harnesses and a roll cage. They have suggested that both Hart and the restoration shop might be held liable for the lack of these modifications, and that the California Sports Car Market


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Highway Patrol might lobby the legislature to require some of them in restorations. This car had seat belts, but many of our older cars never came with them. Are we required to install them? I was mildly surprised when I purchased my 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider and saw it lacked seat belts. While I thought it was authentic and somewhat quaint, I wasn’t crazy enough to drive around without them and immediately installed a set of two-point racing belts. Whether it’s legally required or not, I strongly recommend everyone do the same. Hagerty reinforces the wisdom of that: “We’ve already seen cases where restoration shops have been held liable by juries for not installing seat belts during a restoration — even where the objective was to be period-correct.” Whether the law specifically requires something or not, it is always wise to bear in mind that juries can be very sympathetic to injured persons. Because of that dynamic, Hagerty has “always advocated for caution.” Suggestions that this car should have had airbags are probably off- base. You can’t just go down to your local Pep Boys and buy an airbag kit that you can install in any old car. Airbags are part of a highly sophisticated safety system that in- volves crumple zones, sensors and extensive modern engineering. You can’t just add them in your next restoration. And even if you could, no sensible shop would ever be willing to do it because of the liability that would come from their failure to work when the need arose. You can probably say the same about ABS brakes. Four- or five-point safety harnesses would seem to make some sense, but they aren’t necessarily easy to add during your restoration because they need something to attach to behind the seat. There just aren’t many places in production cars where you can do that. Plus, they also have to be attached at the proper angle to avoid causing more injuries than they protect against. It’s also hard to see anyone requiring a full roll cage in restorations. That makes getting in and out of the car very awkward. But it may make more sense to talk about roll bars in hot-rodded convertibles. Pity the poor shop These questions should make restoration shops nervous. It isn’t hard to see that a judge or jury might hold them liable for not installing safety features that the customer did not even want. Say the customer wants a totally period-correct restoration of a car that did not originally come with seat belts, but the shop knows the car is going to be driven. Can the shop comfortably leave them out of the restoration? Is a waiver from the customer enough? Today, with relatively inexpensive crate motors that can fit into almost anything, it’s very easy to buy huge horsepower. With an old car that wasn’t very safe in its day, you can now have a very fast and very unsafe car. How much liability does the shop that builds it have to increase the safety of the car? If nothing else, the shop better carry adequate insurance coverage. Without it, the shop likely won’t be able to afford the defense costs when the lawsuit is filed. Trending? Is this case an example of things to come? Our legal system often provides movement on a case-by-case basis, where a plaintiff wins for the first time, then a second one wins, and eventually it becomes common. Once the cases start to attract attention, legislatures can step in and adopt well-meaning legislation that often unintentionally goes too far. But not every unusual case signals a trend. Sometimes they are just aberrations. Let’s hope that is the case here. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. January 2020 53


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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne A Common Thread It is in discovery and learning that we truly find renewal and growth in our passions — and that’s especially true when it comes to the vintage-car world both Newport and Chattanooga successfully engaged enthusiasts — and the general public — in a compelling manner. There were relatively few barriers to entry, so young people, women and people of varying sociological groups were widely in evidence as visitors and participants. These two new events presented a buffet of automotive lifestyle experiences — ones that were curated to have a point of view — but they also allowed the visitor to enjoy the familiar while discovering something new and exciting. It is in discovery and learning that we truly find renewal and growth in our passions, and that is especially true when it comes to the vintagecar world. Fresh inspiration in Italy The same was true of my time in Italy. Auto e Moto d’Epoca once again did not disappoint. It offers a very Monte Cassino, 75 years removed from the horrors of war. Below, Earle Osborne, who helped save the world and instill an appreciation of its beauty in his son Motor Week in Rhode Island and the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival in Tennessee — kept me on this side of the Atlantic for the first two weeks of the month. That left a scant two weeks to do a month’s work in Italy. Activities on the other side of the Atlantic included checking in on O restorations I am supervising for American clients, inspecting cars for potential client purchase, and guiding a client consignment through auction. Topping it all off was my 10th annual visit to Auto e Moto d’Epoca Padova, Italy’s largest classic-car event. While all these activities in the U.S. and Italy were wildly disparate in nature, all shared a very important common thread. They were more than the sum of their parts — they were insp interesting experiences, giving far more than expecte Engaging a wider audience At a time when a number of long-established t concours d’elegance events are canceled amid grow cern over waning membership in some types of cla car clubs and worries about a perceived lack of inter in old cars by people younger than 60, the events o October showed me a very different picture. I was very involved in the Audrain Newpor Concours and Motor Week, having served as chair man of the concours and an adviser to other aspects o the Motor Week, and was a celebrity guest and com mentator at the Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. Nevertheless, I can state with complete objectivi that both new events owed their success to a shared proach — one very different from that of the traditi one- or two-day event on a golf course or city park. Both sought to present a multi-day, varied progra auto-related activities to engage a wide audience o ages and of widely varying experience and interests. Both events centered on ideas about how we eng with vehicles — physically, emotionally and intellec ally. While quite different in feel, focus and objecti 54 ctober is always a busy month for me. For the past six years, I’ve spent October working in Italy. This year, my responsibilities at two inaugural events in the United States — the Audrain Newport Concours & particular blend of cars for sale by dealers, private owners and at auction, combined with club stands with some of the most unusual and rare cars imaginable. Added to that were captivating stands of manufacturers who know the fine art of correctly and accurately leveraging their heritage to present their latest models. Italy will remain a car-obsessed society for generations to come. Young people move easily in this environment — girls as well as boys — and the enthusiasm felt by all is quite evident. Despite the relative scarcity of visitors from the U.S. and Canada, Padova is a very international show, with hordes of Germans, Dutch, Belgians, English and French. What really sets Padova apart from other events is the vast array of parts on offer. Those who had announced the end of the swapmeet in the face of the Internet are once again found somewhat premature in their predictions. Standing in a father’s footsteps One of the deepest and most impressive experiences I had in October was of a very different nature. In the course of a journey in Italy to inspect a car for a client, I found myself in the very place where ved during World War II as a 19-year-old medic. ssino, halfway between Rome and Naples, saw some of nse fighting in the European theater during the first half he Allies moved up the Italian peninsula towards Rome. t to picture this bloody violence as I saw the calm, quiet quickly flowing rivers and the majestic rebuilt abbey on ntainside after the horror and mayhem of 75 years earlier. the overwhelming emotions I felt there brought me so h closer to my late father, who never once discussed his n Italy, a place I have come to love so much. Standing on t ground, I felt his presence there and realized that my love alian culture, food, music, architecture, art and certainly s had brought me to this place on that day to share a mot with my teenage father across the decades. erhaps it’s not surprising that the car I came to see d out to be as interesting as I had hoped, and my client d up buying it. ertain that Earle Osborne, with the keen eye and feel he r what he called “styleage,” would have appreciated and d of the car. s and remain so grateful to him and his comrades who gave y had so I can live these experiences today across the world elp bring them to as many people as I can. This is a wonme in which to live, and there is so much around and before ke our lives as enthusiasts and humans more fulfilling. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Feature The SCM Interview / Bradley Price Peter Reid Bradley Price at the track in his 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce race car Something Worth Loving “I think if I can be proud of the design and it meets my own critical eye, it will appeal to others” by Chester Allen watches that inspire the feeling of sitting behind the wheel of a great car. Autodromo has grown to include driving accessories and sunglasses, but Price, 39, keeps dreaming up new things in his Hudson Valley studio. He’s also this month’s SCM Interview: B What came first, cars or watches? I have been a lifelong car lover, having grown up in a car-loving family. I enjoyed watches for many years too, but my fundamental passion has always been for vintage cars from the crib onward. watches that resemble car gauges? It just came to me one day. I was driving my Alfa GTV6 (since sold) through the How did you get the idea for starting Autodromo — and creating woods back in about 2008 and thinking about how nice the gauges were and how cool it would be to have a watch that gave me the same feeling I had driving this car — even when I was stuck in a meeting at work. That was the beginning of the idea that eventually became Autodromo. customer? Our current lineup ranges from $695 to $1,800. Our typical customer doesn’t have a simple demographic description, as we have customers as young as 13 and as old as 58 What is the price range of your watches, and who is your typical radley Price spent a decade in New York City’s white-hot design and branding world. A 2008 drive in his Alfa Romeo GTV6 sparked an idea of making watches with the same look and feeling of the exquisite gauges on the dash. Now, almost 12 years on, Price — and his company, Autodromo — is famous for incandescent 86. What seems to unite them all is an eye for design and an open-mindedness about looking at something and appreciating its intrinsic quality and beauty, as opposed to a need to wear a “famous name” on their wrist. Our customers like having something a bit special that not everyone has. A lot of our clients are in the creative fields, but we also have plenty of physicians, lawyers and finance folks as well. Many of them are car lovers like me, but there are many more who just love the designs we produce and the feeling it gives them to wear our watches. Do you do custom work? We do design and production work for brands as well. We recently developed a weekend bag in leather that was given out with the Infiniti Q60 coupe launch edition, for example. We have also developed a number of rally gifts for the Copperstate 1000 over the past five years. What is your design background? I spent 10 years working in New York City in the industrial design and branding field. It was my training. No school can compare to working in the intense environment of a design studio in New York City! It teaches you to make magic where minutes ago there was a blank screen. Sports Car Market


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Do any of your watches honor specific cars? Each of our watches uses specific gauges as sort of a jumping-off point, but the only watch we have made to honor a specific car would be our official partnership with the Ford GT. We have created watches both for the public and for the owners of the GT. The owner’s watch has many details that make specific reference to the design of the GT itself. But that is a whole separate topic for another article! How does your design process work? I do a lot of ruminating. I think design school and the professional environment is about hav- ing a busy hand. You are sketching and iterating constantly. Now that I have the freedom of running my own business, I have internalized the iterative process. My mind is doing all the work because I don’t have a boss or a client that needs to know what I am up to. I liken the idea to a safecracking machine that is constantly trying many combinations and gradually each tumbler gives way suddenly, revealing what is inside the safe. The designs — when they come — usually come into my head fully formed, but then it is a matter of agonizing over specific details to make sure that they tie the holistic design together and harmonize the proportions of the piece. It’s not a process that any company should use, really. It is more akin to art making or cinema, but it seems to work for me. Are your watches made or assembled in the U.S.? Only the Ford GT owners’ watch, which is hand assembled to order the best part? The toughest part of it, aside from the significant investment, is that here in New York. What is the toughest part of making watches? What is you can’t please everyone. People might love the design, but they didn’t buy it because it was too big or too small, or they wanted a different color, etc. Rather than trying to please everyone, I just try to make something that I love and that I am proud of. I think if I can be proud of the design and it meets my own critical eye, it will appeal to others. The best part is when it gives other people the same pleasure to own the watch that it gave me to create it. When people catch the references in each piece and appreciate them, that is extremely gratifying. What is your favorite watch? I really love the Heuer chronographs of the 1960s and 1970s. What is your favorite car? I have long been obsessed with racing berlinettas of the 1950s, such as the Maserati A6GCS. That is where the inspiration for my latest watch, the Intereuropa, comes from. I love the idea of an elegant, beautiful coachbuilt car that can also drive to the track and win races. To me, those cars are sort of the ul- “I was driving my Alfa GTV6 (since sold) through the woods back in about 2008 and thinking about how nice the gauges were and how cool it would be to have a watch that gave me the same feeling I had driving this car — even when I was stuck in a meeting at work. That was the beginning of the idea that eventually became Autodromo.” timate dual-purpose machines — the whole atmosphere of that time period. Of pulling up to a grand hotel in a beautiful car with a number still painted on the side, and having a fabulous meal. This is the sort of thing that I daydream about. What is your daily driver? What is your weekend ride? Daily driver is an Alfa Romeo Stelvio in Verde Visconti. My vintage cars are more interesting: 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce race car, 1965 Alpine Renault A110 and 1976 Dino 208 GT4. What’s next for you and Autodromo? We have some exciting stuff in store for next year but you will just have to wait and see what I come up with! I would love to expand into a wider array of products beside watches and gloves, with more accessories and more items like travel goods. You’ve got a week. Pick a car, a route and a co-driver. I would love to spend a week driving all of the cols and backroads of the French Alps in my A110, with my wife navigating, of course. Col de Turini, Route Napoleon, etc. Those are the roads I really want to explore one day. ♦ One of Bradley Price’s vintage cars is a 1976 Dino 208 GT4 Photo by Bryan McCarthy


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Concours Spotlight Inaugural Chattanooga Motorcar Festival Hot Out of the Gate Time trials, great cars and interesting people make the first Chattanooga Motorcar Festival a roaring success Story and photos by Bill Rothermel 1963 Corvette Grand Sport from the Revs Institute/Collier Collection end.” The three-day celebration was as much for gearheads and collector-car enthusiasts C as it was for the people of this booming Tennessee city. Celebrity guests included Publisher Martin, SCM’s own Donald Osborne, Alain de Cadenet, Burt Levy, Brian Redman (who served as grand marshal), David Hobbs, Tanner Faust, Dorsey Schroeder, Barry Meguiar, Corky Coker, Wade Kawasaki, Ken Gross, Linda Vaughn, Wayne Carini, and AC/DC’s Brian Johnson. Proceeds benefited the Erlanger Neuroscience Institute for stroke and Alzheimer’s research. Lead sponsor was Volkswagen of America, which builds its Atlas SUV in Chattanooga. Best in Show for Saturday’s 130-vehicle concours, held in the streets of the city’s West Village, was presented to Al and Barbara Masons’ gorgeous 1928 Auburn 8-115 Speedster. No stranger to the winner’s circle, the Masons’ Auburn also took home Best in Class among American Classics and Best Paint Finish — especially noteworthy since Mason did the painting in his backyard shop. Designed by 28-year-old Alan Leamy for E.L. Cord, the owner of Auburn, the Masons’ 8-cylinder Speedster is one of just 253 produced that year. The car’s first owner was from Oklahoma City, but it remained in storage from 1945 to 2014 in New Jersey. Mason’s restoration was completed in 2015. Another frequent visitor to the podium, Peter Boyle, took home Best in Class among European Classics and the Timeless Elegance Award with his 1928 Isotta Fraschini 8A SS Roadster by LeBaron. The car debuted at the 1928 New York Auto Salon. To Details Plan ahead: No dates have been announced for the 2020 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. Where: Chattanooga, TN Admission: Two-day general admission was $55. Web: www.chattanoogamotorcar. com 60 this day, the car is little more than 22,000 miles from new. Restoration was completed in 2007. Corvettes were among the more interesting cars displayed, including a 1963 Z06 Split-Window and a rare early-production 1953 Roadster — both from the National Corvette Museum. Also on hand was a 1963 Grand Sport (one of five built) from the Revs Institute/ Collier Collection. The GM Heritage Collection showed the 1959 Stingray, the 1969 Manta Ray, the 1972 Reynolds hattanooga, TN, instantly became a player in the collector-car world with the inaugural Chattanooga Motorcar Festival from October 11 to 13, 2019. The DeFoor Brothers — Jim and Ken — and racer Jim Pace masterminded what Publisher Martin called a “celebrity-driven lifestyle week- The 1959 Stingray from the GM Heritage Collection Aluminum Corvette and the 2009 Stingray. Friday and Saturday’s Timed Trials along the city’s Riverfront Parkway were fantastic. These 1.5-mile races against the clock between two bridges crossing the Tennessee River added excitement and color to the weekend. Norm Murdock posted the weekend’s fastest time in a 1972 Ford Capri at 78.107 seconds. A total of 41 cars competed. The weekend also included a Porsche 992 introduc- tion party, road rally (both Friday and Saturday, with 46 cars competing), antique and wooden boat show, Cars & Coffee, a Friday night fundraising dinner (with over 500 attendees), as well as Friday and Saturday night street parties including live music, laser shows, fireworks and special activities for kids. Whew! Amazingly, organizers made it happen seamlessly, which is nothing short of miraculous for a first-year event. We cannot wait to see what is on tap in Chattanooga in 2020! ♦ Best in Show: 1928 Auburn 8-115 Speedster owned by Al and Barbara Mason Sports Car Market


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PROFILES IN THIS ISSUE Significant Sales That Provide a Snapshot of the Market FERRARI: 1989 Ferrari F40 p. 66 ENGLISH: Four British Special Forces Land Rovers p. 68 ETCETERINI: 1964 Apollo 3500 GT Spider p. 70 GERMAN: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 6.0 AMG p. 72 AMERICAN: 1915 Stutz Model 4F Bearcat p. 74 RACE: 1994 McLaren F1 p. 76 NEXT GEN: 1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 34 p. 78 1994 McLaren F1 Le Mans Andrei Diomidov ©2019, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s January 2020 65


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Ferrari Profile Courtesy of Bonhams 1989 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta The low-mileage cars that bring the big money generally stay locked in the garage, and that’s a shame by Steve Ahlgrim Chassis number ZFFGJ34B000080747 SCM Condition for this car: 2 • Desirable “non-cat” and “non-adjustable” model • Three private owners and fewer than 20,000 kilometers (12,400 miles) from new • Single private ownership for over 25 years • Air conditioning, wind-up windows, Sabelt harnesses • Ferrari Classiche certified T he ultimate Ferrari of the 1980s, the F40 was one of the company’s original true supercars. Pioneering the use of carbon fiber in a road car, it was designed with lightness and aerodynamics in mind, with no concessions made for luxury. Most remarkable was the twin-turbocharged V8 engine, derived from the 288 GTO, which achieved 478 horsepower. Zero to 60 mph took 3.8 seconds, and the F40 broke the Porsche 959’s record for the fastest production car ever built, having a top speed in excess of 200 mph. These Ferrari supercars were immensely desirable when new, with bidding wars ensuing to acquire one and many changing hands at far above their original list price, and they have scarcely become less so since. Today the F40 is still rightfully regarded as one of the most significant modern Ferraris, and no collection of Maranello’s finest can be seen as complete without one. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 35, sold for $1,015,956, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Zoute, Belgium, sale on October 11, 2019. I was called to task for something I wrote in last month’s SCM Daytona Profile (December 2019, p. 70). A reader took issue with my implication that Daytonas aren’t more valuable because too many were built. He pointed out there were far more Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings (1,400) and 300SL Roadsters (1,856) and Ferrari F40s 66 Sports Car Market (1,311) than Daytona coupes (1,279). He noted the SLs and F40s sold for two or more times more than a Daytona. His point was that quantity alone doesn’t equate to value, and he was right. The late John Apen, who wrote for SCM and happened to be my men- tor, taught me this: All valuable things are rare, but not all rare things are valuable. I’ve had to remind myself of that many times through the years, like when I came across an original roof for a 275 GTB. Surely a roof for one of the most valuable cars on the planet must be valuable, but no. As fewer 275 GTBs are driven, there is almost no chance of one ever ending up on its roof again. If one did go reverse turtle, a new roof would not be hard to fabricate and would be indistinguishable from an original. The roof had little value. We’ve all been intrigued by a car that was the only one made in a particular color. Usually there was only one built in that color because only one person wanted one.


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We once found a Ferrari Dino that was a rare color under the red paint it was sporting. It needed fresh paint, so we decided to change it back to its original color. Everyone who saw the car would comment on the unusual paint before asking for us to call them when we got a red one. The color was rare, but it wasn’t valuable. Not rare — but very valuable F40s aren’t particularly rare, but they are definitely valuable. There simply is more demand than supply. Daytonas are cool, but the newest one is 46 years old. Car collectors buy what they lusted for when they were young. The prime candidate for a Daytona is around 70 years old now. A 70-year-old’s interest in cars may still be keen, but their buying activity is diminished. In contrast, the ideal candidate for an F40 would be almost 20 years younger. Many of the potential buyers are in the full stride of their careers — and with substantial resources. If they want an F40, price is not a barrier. Every few years, SCM does an updated F40 pro- file. The last one was in 2017 (October 2017, p 86). At that time, I wrote, “Today U.S. prices yo-yo between $1,100,000 and $1,500,000, depending on the condition of the car.” That isn’t much different from what I would have written in 2015. The 2019 update is more of the same. The bottom end is down to around $1 million today, but the upper end hasn’t really changed. Condition is key to F40 value The decline at the bottom end can be attributed to a decline in car quality rather than a softer market. F40s run the spectrum from ultra-low-mileage col- lector examples to well-used drivers. Both ends of the spectrum are feeling the effects of aging. The earliest cars are now 30 years old. The red seat fabric started deteriorating years ago. Plastic rear windows are getting micro-cracks. Books and tools have been lost, and fresh paint covers small and large incidents. Million-dollar buyers want the best car, and those with needs have seen a value decline. Maintenance is also a factor in valuation. Engine-out belt services need to be done whether the car is driven or not. “While we’re here” work can double or triple the cost of a major service. High-performance tires should be replaced every five years. Euro models have two $12,000 fuel bladders that require periodic replacement. A low-mileage car that hasn’t turned a mile in years can easily require $25,000 or more to put it back on the road again. These cars should be driven The low-mileage cars that bring the big money gener- ally stay locked in the garage, and that’s a shame. The F40 is the ultimate driver’s Ferrari, and not using one is missing one of the most exciting experiences in the performance-car world. Many new cars are faster than a F40, but none are as rewarding to drive. The F40 is raw; there are no driver’s aids, no power steering, and no F1 transmission. You sit in a racing-style bucket seat in a basic interior that’s devoid of carpeting, sound-deadening material or a radio. Air conditioning is the only nod to driver comfort. January 2020 Details Turn the key, press the start button and the F40 springs to life. The engine will sound healthy, but with less snarl than more-modern cars. The car is perfectly docile at light-to-mid throttle, but when you get into the boost, Dr. Jekyll turns into Mr. Hyde. In first and second gears, on the boost, tire spin is a given. In third gear the tires can break loose in irregular pavement. Pushing an F40 is an unparalleled thrill that has seduced owners to regularly drive a car they intended to be a garage queen. A sweet example Our subject F40 hit my personal sweet spot. The re- ported 20,000 kilometers is around 12,400 miles. The mileage is high enough that the buyer isn’t paying a premium for a low-mileage car, but it is high enough that adding another 6,000 or so kilometers won’t kill the value. It is a European model delivered without catalytic converters and with non-adjustable suspension. The 2014 major service needs updating, but the fuel tanks were replaced in 2017, removing that worry for many years. The slightly over $1 million sale was at the low end of the range — but on the money for a European sale, where F40s sell for less than in the United States. No one got hurt, and no one won the lottery on this one. The new owners can drive the tires off it without los- ing much money, and I hope they do. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) Steve Ahlgrim served as general manager and vice presi- dent of Ferrari dealer FAF Motorcars, has been a concours judge for over 25 years, and is a member of the IAC/PFA — an international committee that oversees high-level Ferrari concours judging. High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $2,500,000 1989 Ferrari F40 $2,000,000 $1,622,500 $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $0 $1,500,000 $1,540,000 $1,534,500 This sale: $1,015,956 1992 Ferrari F40 coupe Lot 123, s/n ZFFGJ34B000093 Condition 2 Sold at $1,151,290 RM Sotheby’s, Paris, FRA, 2/7/18 SCM# 6858249 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 67 $1,710,000 1991 Ferrari F40 coupe Lot 112, s/n ZFFGJ34B000088083 Condition 2- Sold at $1,050,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/24/18 SCM# 6877168 Years produced: 1988–92 Number produced: 1,311 Original list price: $399,100 Current SCM Median Valuation: $1,301,500 Tune-up cost: $4,000 Chassis # location: Stamped on the frame in front compartment under washer bottle Engine # location: On top of the engine by the water pump Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 1991–93 Jaguar XJ 220, 1986–88 Porsche 959, 2004–09 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1989 Ferrari F40 coupe Lot 201, s/n FFGJ34B000080161 Condition 1- Sold at $1,545,000 RM Sotheby’s, Los Angeles, CA, 12/8/18 SCM# 6887440


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English Profile Courtesy of Bonhams Lot 195: 1968 Land Rover Series IIA “Pink Panther,” sold for $58,394 Four Veteran Special Forces Land Rovers These real-deal combat veterans sold for a fraction of what James Bond Landies bring at auction by Paul Hardiman SCM Analysis At Bonhams’ first auction of its new MPH offshoot at Bicester Heritage — the World War II RAF bomber base later used by the U.S. Air Force — a collection of eight military Land Rovers was among the early entries. You can buy used — in some cases very used — British Army Land Rovers from various outlets in the U.K., but these were special – literally, as they were ex-Special Forces Landies. Special Forces is often used as a euphemism for Britain’s Special Air Service — the SAS — obliquely referred to in Army circles simply as “them.” A bit of mobile warfare history The SAS used Land Rovers for at least 50 years, having started off in Jeeps from its inception in 1941, along with its contemporaries Special Operations Executive and the Long Range Desert Group. All carried out, variously, reconnaissance and clandestine “ungentlemanly warfare” in Europe and North Africa during World War II — often behind enemy lines. The Long Range Patrol on occasion provided transport for the SAS. Both SOE and LRDG were disbanded post-World War II, but the worth of small, highly mobile units for reconnaissance and guerrilla operations had been proven. LRDG was replaced, effectively, by Mobility troops of the Special Air Service, whose members are experts in desert warfare — and able to field-repair breakdowns. Moving to Land Rovers was a natural fit after the Jeeps. The SAS reportedly first used Land Rover S1s during the Oman conflict in the late 1950s. In 1967, the Series IIA came along, and at some point it was discovered that the best all-round color for desert camouflage, I suspect the price Lot 199: 1985 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 SOV Truck Utility SAS, $59,785 68 difference was down to Lot 199 having more military service — and the emotive messages painted on its sides and snout ... plus noted Scud missile kills daubed on the front fender might have pushed the bidding along. Sports Car Market


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especially at long distances, was pink. And that’s how the legend of the Pink Panther was born, though later they reverted to standard desert color. In 1985, the Defender 110 came on stream, operating behind Iraqi lines in the 1991 and 2003 Gulf Wars. In 2014, with the end of Landie production looming, it was announced that the SAS was to stop using Land Rovers after five decades. It’s reckoned that overall the British military has consumed 200,000 of them — with many still in service. These lots sold for between $46,036 and $61,175 at Bonhams’ MPH sale at Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire, U.K., on September 26, 2019. At Bicester, among the lots were one Pink Panther, one that wasn’t (in green) and three Special Forces 110 V8s, one of them a prototype. We’ll look at the top four, as they all hit strong money for Land Rovers — although not as strong as Bonhams and the vendor would have liked. Lot 195, 1968 Series IIA “Pink Panther” This 109-inch wheelbase “Pink Panther” was the real deal. It was one of 72 production “Pinkies” and thought to be one of 10 left. Marshalls of Cambridge fitted them with extra fuel tanks, smoke-grenade launchers, radios, machine guns, rifles in wing boxes, flare guns, axle guards, water cans and bladders, sun compass, searchlights and even a bead breaker in a wing-mounted scabbard, as crews were expected to be able to repair their mounts in the field. This one served in Oman, Jordan, Kenya and Belize until demobilized in 1984. It was presented well used and very original, complete with two copy General Purpose Machine Guns with current deactivation certificates and festooned with camo netting. It sold for £47,250, or $58,394. Another ’68 IIA Pink Panther, but in green (Lot 200) fetched $42,431. Two Defender 110s Creating great interest were two 1985 Defender 110s, “V8 SOV Truck Utility SAS,” Lots 199 and 201. These were part of a run of 39 built to military contract number FVE22B/695 and were loaded — heaped — with kit. Said to be the only ones in private ownership, these have the heavy-duty chassis and Rover’s 3.5-liter V8 engine, which is also seen in the classic Range Rover. Lot 199, with 31,600 miles, served in the first Gulf War, Africa and Oman. It was fitted with copy .50-caliber machine guns. Like the others, it retains its military registration plates for display purposes. It sold for $59,785. Lot 201 had 25,600 miles. This lot included pictures of when it was delivered new to Hereford — and while serving in the Gulf. It sold for $46,036. Lot 197: 1993 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 SOV Truck Utility, $61,175 I suspect the price difference was down to Lot 199 having more military service — and the emotive messages painted on its sides and snout: “7935 lbs heavy metal” and “Hell on Wheels” — plus noted Scud missile kills daubed on the front fender might have pushed the bidding along. No combat — but the highest price Interestingly, just where you would expect prov- enance to be everything, the SAS Landie that fetched the most money never saw combat. Lot 197 was another 110 V8 SOV Truck Utility SAS, and it’s one of the 39 built. It is the left-hand-drive prototype built for the American Special Forces in 1993 — one of three produced. This one has a 5-speed transmission and was demonstrated in the Middle East — plus at arms exhibitions. With two copy GPMGs and one copy .50-caliber machine gun, heavy-duty wire cutters clipped to the side and 21,950 miles, it just pipped the others to fetch $61,175, though the estimates on all three were far higher at £80k–£100k ($99k–$124k). Land Rover expert Julian Shoolheifer said, “The Pink Panther is the right money, the prototype too. Factory V8 spec helps that a lot. £50,000 ($62k) is a bit of a ceiling with Land Rovers, and generally speaking, I think prices are currently around 2012 or so levels, with exceptions where things are very genuine and desirable. “That said, serious cars are still serious money — with the right vehicle you can get six-figure sums — but those cars and buyers are rare.” As our subject SAS Landies sold for similar money, we’ll take it that the market has gauged them correctly. What a contrast in sale prices between these combatused desert heroes and the huge sums achieved by the pretend hard-men Defender SVXs from the last two James Bond films. ♦ Paul Hardiman has written for SCM since 2007. He’s our go-to guy for British and European auction coverage — and many car profiles. 1951 Land Rover Series I Lot 235, s/n 26101172 Condition 2 Sold at $44,886 Bonhams, Goodwood Revival, Chichester, U.K., 9/8/18 SCM# 6882394 2011 Land Rover Defender 110 SVX “Spectre” crew cab Lot 381, s/n SALLDHFS8AA797848 Condition 2Sold at $396,974 Bonhams, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Chichester, U.K., 7/5/19 SCM# 6906886 Details Years built (all Land Rovers) 1948–2016 Number built: About 2 million Engine # location: This varies: On V8s, it is on the left side of block by dipstick tube Chassis # location: Plate on bulkhead Tune-up cost (oil-change service): $100 Club: Association of Land Rover Clubs Web: www.alrc.co.uk Alternatives: 1940–45 Willys MB/Ford GPW, 1971–2000 Steyr-Daimler Puch Pinzgauer, 1983 Humvee SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 1995 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS Lot 15, s/n SALDV3285SA978703 Condition 1Sold at $159,500 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/24/18 SCM# 6877084 Lot 201: 1985 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 SOV Truck Utility SAS, sold for $46,036 January 2020 69


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Etceterini & Friends Profile Courtesy of Worldwide Auctioneers 1964 Apollo 3500 GT Spider This special Apollo sold for much more than expected. The quality of the car and great marketing were key by Donald Osborne Chassis number: 2001 SCM Condition for this car: 1- • The first Apollo Spider produced • One of just five remaining and the only aluminum-block example built • Impeccable bodylines, striking European styling and all-alloy V8 power • Designed by Franco Scaglione • Restored by IMC engineer and co-founder Milt Brown SCM Analysis This car, Lot 153, sold for $506,000, including buyer’s premium, at Worldwide Auctioneers’ Corpus Christi, TX, sale on October 5, 2019. The 1960s and early 1970s were a fertile time for those with the vi- sion, connections and financial wherewithal to create new sports and GT car brands. These almost always followed a set plan, combining existing, readily available production engines with sexy Italian bodywork. The combination seemed unbeatable — if these modern-day alche- mists could find the sure-fire formula to capture the romance, style and performance of a Ferrari or Maserati for their clientele without the worries of dealing with finicky, expensive and complicated mechanicals, what could be a more secure path to success? That none of them quite worked out as intended, from the fully factory-backed DeTomaso Pantera through the Ghia 450 SS and Intermeccanica Italia to the LMX Sirex 2300, may have been due less to the planning of their makers and more to the unfortunate confluence of increasing regulations and Italian labor unrest. Ultimately, the oil crisis of 1973 crippled the market for thirsty play 70 Sports Car Market cars. Most of these companies also suffered from insufficient capitalization — the chief reason for the failure of the Apollo. Coulda, woulda, shoulda Milt Brown’s project should have had a better outcome than it did. His aptly named International Motors of Oakland, CA, built the cars with Buick V8 engines in the bodies created in Italy by Frank Reisner’s Carrozzeria Intermeccanica in Turin. The cars were then sold in the United States. Ron Plescia’s original design — more than a bit reminiscent of contemporary Italian GTs — was expertly revised and refined by Franco Scaglione, who was at the


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top of his game. The result was thoroughly suited to the assignment of expressing the combination of U.S. muscle and Italian couture. Interest continues to build in modern- day hybrids. As the experiential continues to drive collector interest, the appeal of a car that looks great and can be driven with a sense of abandon thanks to inexpensive-to-maintain mechanicals grows exponentially. At the auction block Helping boost this sale was the pres- ence of the first Apollo 3500 GT coupe as well. Also on hand was one of the last cars in the series produced, a 1966 Vetta Ventura, which was built in Texas by Vanguard Industries with the 4.9-liter Buick V8 engine that was the development of the 3.5-liter Apollo. However, by the time that particular car was built, Milt Brown was out of the picture. As was the case with so many of these would-be dream cars, two other companies built the last examples. The rebadged Vetta Ventura, presented as an Apollo 5000 GT, sold for $165,000. The highest recorded auction price of an Apollo 3500 GT had been the $134,400 achieved at RM Sotheby’s in Phoenix, AZ, in January 2019. The $242,000 for which Worldwide sold the first coupe and the $165,000 for the rebranded coupe seem to be notable — but not excessive — premiums. That the car RM Sotheby’s sold in Phoenix was offered for sale again at Mecum Phoenix in March — and For those who say it’s a market in decline, or even in correction, I offer that it’s a market moving further towards a rational maturity. was a no-sale at a called $130,000 — seems odd, but the consignor probably had reasons to sell. A changed car market This sale (once again) illustrates the realities of to- day’s market. For those who say it’s a market in decline, or even in correction, I offer that it’s a market moving further towards a rational maturity. You can’t find another “first” production example, and when that example, in the case of our subject car, is also very well presented and well marketed, what seems an extraordinary result is to me simply the correct marop of his game. The result whis game. The result was thoroughly suited to the assignment of expressing the combination of U.S. muscle and Italian couture. Interest continues to build in modern- day hybrids. As the experiential continues to drive collector interest, the appeal of a car that looks great and can be driven with a sense of abandon thanks to inex- pensive-to-maintain mechanicals grows exponentially. At the auction block Helping boost this sale was the pres- ence of the first Apollo 3500 GT coupe as well. Also on hand was one of the last cars in the series produced, a 1966 Vetta Ventura, which was built in Texas by Vanguard Industries with the 4.9-liter Buick V8 engine that was the development of the 3.5-liter Apollo. However, by the time that par- ticular car was built, Milt Brown was out of the picture. As was the case with so many of these would-be dream cars, two other companies built the last examples. The rebadged Vetta Ventura, presented as an Apollo 5000 GT, sold for $165,000. The highest recorded auction price of an Apollo 3500 GT had been the $134,400 achieved at RM Sotheby’s in Phoenix, AZ, in January 2019. The $242,000 for which Worldwide sold the first coupe and the $165,000 for the rebranded coupe seem to be notable — but not excessive — premiums. That the car RM Sotheby’s sold in Phoenix was of- fered for sale again at Mecum Phoenix in March — and For those who say it’s a market in decline, or even in correction, I offer that it’s a market moving further towards a rational maturity. was a no-sale at a called $130,000 — seems odd, but the consignor probably had reasons to sell. A changed car market This sale (once again) illustrates the realities of to- day’s market. For those who say it’s a market in decline, or even in correction, I offer that it’s a market moving further towards a rational maturity. You can’t find another “first” production example, and when that example, in the case of our subject car, is also very well presented and well marketed, what seems an extraordinary result is to me simply the correct mar- Details- Details Years produced: 1963–64 Number produced: 11 (Spider) Original list price: $7,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $327,500 Tune-up cost: $350 Chassis # location: Data tag on firewall Engine # location: Below dipstick tube on driver’s side of block restoration was certainly another positive factor — as was the fact that all the cars were from the collection of Apollo’s original sales manager, George Finley. Worldwide did a terrific job of putting the car for- ward. When I saw it on display in January at their Scottsdale sale, I was immediately taken by it. It is, in my mind, the most attractive of all the Apollo cars built and was breathtaking to behold. The color combination was spectacular, showing off the lines of the car to their best advantage. The Apollo coupe is an attractive car, but the Spider is amazingly beautiful. The auction company steadily stoked interest through the next nine months, and anyone who thought they might want it was on notice that they would have a chance in October. The estimate was not published, but when I inquired back in January, I was given a number that was quite a bit lower than the eventual sold price. I was not surprised at the first figure, which would have been a record price for an Apollo — by a large margin. And I’m equally unsurprised by the final price at Worldwide’s October sale. It was a perfect example of a special car bringing a well-above-expected price in what is largely considered a market in correction, a buyer’s paradise. Occasionally and appropriately, a seller can prevail in this kind of market, and a buyer can obtain something unrepeatable and therefore correctly bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Worldwide Auctioneers.) Donald Osborne is the principal of Automotive Valuation Services, which advises on car collections, acquisition and sales. He has judged concours from Amelia Island to Kyoto, Japan, and stars on “Jay Leno’s Garage” on CNBC. 1963 Apollo 3500 GT coupe Lot 7087, s/n 1027104A top of hi top of hi top of hi f his game. The result was thoroughly suited to the assignment of expressing of his game. The result was thoroughly suited to the assignment of expressing the combination of U.S. muscle and Italian couture. Interest continues to build in modern- day hybrids. As the experiential continues to drive collector interest, the appeal of a car that looks great and can be driven with a sense of abandon thanks to inex- pensive-to-maintain mechanicals grows exponentially. At the auction block Helping boost this sale was the pres- ence of the first Apollo 3500 GT coupe as well. Also on hand was one of the last cars in the series produced, a 1966 Vetta Ventura, which was built in Texas by Vanguard Industries with the 4.9-liter Buick V8 engine that was the development of the 3.5-liter Apollo. However, by the time that par- ticular car was built, Milt Brown was out of the picture. As was the case with so many of these would-be dream cars, two other companies built the last examples. The rebadged Vetta Ventura, presented as an Apollo 5000 GT, sold for $165,000. The highest recorded auction price of an Apollo 3500 GT had been the $134,400 achieved at RM Sotheby’s in Phoenix, AZ, in January 2019. The $242,000 for which Worldwide sold the first coupe and the $165,000 for the rebranded coupe seem to be notable — but not excessive — premiums. That the car RM Sotheby’s sold in Phoenix was of- fered for sale again at Mecum Phoenix in March — and For those who say it’s a market in decline, or even in correction, I offer that it’s a market moving further towards a rational maturity. was a no-sale at a called $130,000 — seems odd, but the consignor probably had reasons to sell. A changed car market This sale (once again) illustrates the realities of to- day’s market. For those who say it’s a market in decline, or even in correction, I offer that it’s a market moving further towards a rational maturity. You can’t find another “first” production example, and when that example, in the case of our subject car, is also very well presented and well marketed, what seems an extraordinary result is to me simply the correct mar- Details Years produced: 1963–64 Number produced: 11 (Spider) Original list price: $7,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $327,500 Tune-up cost: $350 Chassis # location: Data tag on firewall Engine # location: Below dipstick tube on driver’s side of block restoration was certainly another positive factor — as was the fact that all the cars were from the collection of Apollo’s original sales manager, George Finley. Worldwide did a terrific job of putting the car for- ward. When I saw it on display in January at their Scottsdale sale, I was immediately taken by it. It is, in my mind, the most attractive of all the Apollo cars built and was breathtaking to behold. The color combination was spectacular, showing off the lines of the car to their best advantage. The Apollo coupe is an attractive car, but the Spider is amazingly beautiful. The auction company steadily stoked interest through the next nine months, and any- one who thought they might want it was on notice that they would have a chance in October. The estimate was not published, but when I inquired back in January, I was given a number that was quite a bit lower than the eventual sold price. I was not surprised at the first figure, which would have been a record price for an Apollo — by a large margin. And I’m equally unsurprised by the final price at Worldwide’s October sale. It was a perfect example of a special car bringing a well-above-expected price in what is largely considered a market in correction, a buyer’s paradise. Occasionally and appropriately, a seller can prevail in this kind of market, and a buyer can obtain something unrepeatable and therefore correctly bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Worldwide Auctioneers.) Donald Osborne is the principal of Automotive Valuation Services, which advises on car collections, acquisition and sales. He has judged concours from Amelia Island to Kyoto, Japan, and stars on “Jay Leno’s Garage” on CNBC. 1963 Apollo 3500 GT coupe Lot 7087, s/n 1027104A 1965 1965 Apollo 5000 GT coupe Lot F3, s/n 1004 Condition 5+ Sold at $27,500 Mecum Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/18/16 SCM# 6804150 Alternatives: 1969 LMX Sirex 2300, 1969 Intermeccanica Italia, 1965 Iso Grifo SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1963 Apollo 3500 GT coupe Lot S140.1, s/n 1004 Condition 2 Not sold at $130,000 Mecum Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 3/14/19 SCM# 6897912


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German Profile Tom Wood ©2019, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 6.0 AMG It’s not quite a Hammer, but this is a rare, fast and reliable car — and deserves its lofty throne in the pre-merger AMG Mercedes market by Pierre Hedary Chassis number: AMG12422423048 SCM Condition for this car: 2 A mong AMG’s pre-merger hierarchy, the 300CE 6.0 AMG “Hammer” is considered by many to be one of the most desirable models. First registered in Japan in November of 1995, according to the accompanying Japanese Export Certificate, the car remained there until 2014, when it was purchased and exported to Europe. At this time the car was noted as having 75,100 km (46,6664 miles) on the odometer and was wearing white paintwork. After leaving Japan, the car was shipped to the Netherlands, where it was repainted black. It was purchased by the current owner in October of 2017 and refinished in black. Currently showing just under 77,500 km (45,764 miles) on its odom- eter, the car presents very well throughout and it would surely be a wonderful addition to any collection of AMG-modified Mercedes-Benzes. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 157, sold for $266,954, of the Youngtimer Collection in London, U.K., on October 24, 2019. including buyer’s premium, during RM Sotheby’s sale of part A real AMG, but not exactly a Hammer AMG modified this 1992 300CE with a hot-rodded AMG engine, but there’s one small problem: The engine used was an M119, not an M117. For an AMG to be a “Hammer,” it must meet the following standards: It has to be a W124 — check. It has to be built by AMG or a business authorized to build AMG- Mercedes — check. It has to have the M117 4-cam V8 engine. Whoops! Our subject car gets its power from an M119.960 engine, which, apart from the displacement increase and some breathing modifications, is mostly a Mercedes engine. 72 Sports Car Market Much like the unique inner structure and wood density produce the beautiful sounds of a Stradivarius violin, the Hammer is defined by the unique, masculine, 4-cam M117 engine. This engine, which was heavily discussed in the May 2019 issue of SCM (Next Gen Profile, p. 86), was AMG’s solution to getting more power out of the existing M117 engine block. While it was fragile, expensive and needs a lot of maintenance, it is the ultimate AMG engine. The M119 — Mercedes’ copycat engine AMG had proved something with their M117 4-cam experiment. It was possible to add twin-cam heads to the existing M117 engine. With the lessons learned from AMG and the 190E 16-valve, Mercedes designed two twin-cam engines of their own: the 6-cylinder M104 and the V8 M119. Both were based on existing designs, the M103 and the M117.


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Introduced in 1990, the M119 engine offered a reliable, tunable and dimensionally similar power unit that did not leak copious amounts of oil and blow head gaskets. This version, the M119.960, was used only in the 1990–92 500SL. It developed 322 hp right out of the box, and with a displacement increase, it reached a comparable 375 hp. According to Mercedes AMG guru Jonathan Hodgman, AMG also created their version of the M119 — the 117/119 “hybrid.” This was mostly an M119, but it has the front timing cover and multiplebelt drive of an M117. Usually installed as a performance option in late 1990 and 1991 W126 coupes and sedans, it shows just how similar the two engines were. Also, between 1990 and ’92, Mercedes continued to use the excellent and relatively analog KE-Jetronic injection system. Mercedes then went to the unexciting and electrically unfortunate HFM-SFI system, which is known for its awful wiring harnesses. Regardless, when the M119 showed up, it was essentially the end of the M117 4-cam era. Named for the tool used to make it The Hammer was extensively re-engineered to fit the V8 engine, regardless of which V8 was used. Both Hodgman and Hartmut Feyhl, an ex-AMG employee and owner of RENNtech Inc., have stated that the body shells were extensively re-engineered, including a total redesign of the subframe to carry a W126 differential, as well as extensive “reshaping” of the transmission tunnel and firewall, using items of blunt force, to make space for the beefier driveline. A real Hammer is not just a W124 with a V8 trans- plant. Extensive suspension, cosmetic and structural changes had to be made. With our subject car, we cannot be sure how much was done, since no undercarriage photos are present, but this wide-body 300CE meets the visual standards of an Affalterbach Swine. Hammer market records shattered In March 2016, our subject car was offered at Auto Leitner in Alkmaar, Netherlands, for about $165,000. Since being advertised, it has not shown a significant increase in mileage, indicating that whoever purchased it suspected these cars were on the rise and may have identified an opportunity in the market. This could be compared to a 300CE Hammer that Barrett-Jackson sold in 2010 for a paltry $36,300. In September 2016, Classic Driver in Philadelphia, PA, sold a 6-liter M119-powered sedan for $75,000. Details Years produced: 1986–93 (AMG conversions occurred after production ended) Number produced: Fewer than 10 wide-body coupes with M119 engines Original list price: $168,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $266,388 (this car) A real Hammer sedan sold for $84,000 at RM Sotheby’s Duemila Ruote sale in November 2016. While the prices are similar, consider that the Duemila car was sitting for an unknown amount of time, with no maintenance, and was in unknown mechanical condition. Due to their extreme rarity, we have not seen a public sale of a no-stories M117 4-cam Hammer coupe in the new, wild AMG market. When that day arrives, we can almost be certain that such a beast will define the upper end of this market. AMG hot rods on the rise Much like the 560SEC featured in the May 2019 issue of SCM, our subject car appreciated dramatically in a short period of time. Observations of the winning bidder during the auc- tion described the purchase attempt as “relentless.” Perhaps because of the M119 engine, this car appears to be well sold, but this could work the other way around for a person who wants a reliable AMG hot rod. The fact this car has been painted several times may have also held it back, but most buyers seem to prefer this type of pig with a shiny black coat. Eventually Mercedes did get the message, and in 1992, released the 400E and the 500E. Thankfully, anyone can enjoy the thrill of the M119 engine and the W124 chassis, but if you want a coupe with this combination, you’re going to have to pay up. Regardless of its power unit, this 300CE 6.0 is a rare, fast and reliable car, and it deserves its lofty throne in the new market for pre-merger AMG Mercedes. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) Pierre Hedary, who owns and operates a Mercedes- Benz repair and restoration shop in Titusville, FL, lives and breathes vintage Mercedes. 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC AMG 6.0 Wide Body Lot 122, s/n WDB1260451A455326 Condition: 2 Sold at $338,972 RM Sotheby’s, Paris, FRA, 2/6/19 SCM# 6891363 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC AMG 6.0 Wide Body Lot 137, s/n WDB1260451A588227 Condition 3+ Sold at $168,397 RM Sotheby’s, Essen, DEU, 4/11/19 SCM# 6897974 Tune-up cost: $704 for the M119 engine Distributor cap: $236 for a genuine Mercedes part. Two are required Chassis # location: On radiator support Engine # location: Behind left cylinder head on bellhousing on upwardsfacing pad Club: Mercedes Benz Club of America Web: www.MBCA.org Alternatives: 1990–99 BMW E31, 1979–95 Porsche 928, 1989–2000 Aston Martin Virage SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC AMG coupe Lot 23, s/n WDB12604412004784 Condition 2+ Sold at $144,819 Artcurial, Monte Carlo, MCO, 7/26/12 SCM# 209367 troduced in 1990, the M119 engine offered a reliable, tunable and dimension- ally similar power unit that did not leak copious amounts of oil and blow head gaskets. This version, the M119.960, was used only in the 1990–92 500SL. It developed 322 hp right out of the box, and with a displacement increase, it reached a com- parable 375 hp. According to Mercedes AMG guru Jonathan Hodgman, AMG also created their version of the M119 — the 117/119 “hybrid.” This was mostly an M119, but it has the front timing cover and multiple- belt drive of an M117. Usually installed as a performance option in late 1990 and 1991 W126 coupes and sedans, it shows just how similar the two engines were. Also, between 1990 and ’92, Mercedes continued to use the excellent and relatively analog KE-Jetronic injection system. Mercedes then went to the unexciting and electrically unfortunate HFM-SFI system, which is known for its awful wiring harnesses. Regardless, when the M119 showed up, it was essentially the end of the M117 4-cam era. Named for the tool used to make it The Hammer was extensively re-engineered to fit the V8 engine, regardless of which V8 was used. Both Hodgman and Hartmut Feyhl, an ex-AMG employee and owner of RENNtech Inc., have stated that the body shells were extensively re-engineered, including a total redesign of the subframe to carry a W126 differential, as well as extensive “reshaping” of the transmission tunnel and firewall, using items of blunt force, to make space for the beefier driveline. A real Hammer is not just a W124 with a V8 trans- plant. Extensive suspension, cosmetic and structural changes had to be made. With our subject car, we can- not be sure how much was done, since no undercarriage photos are present, but this wide-body 300CE meets the visual standards of an Affalterbach Swine. Hammer market records shattered In March 2016, our subject car was offered at Auto Leitner in Alkmaar, Netherlands, for about $165,000. Since being advertised, it has not shown a significant increase in mileage, indicating that whoever purchased it suspected these cars were on the rise and may have identified an opportunity in the market. This could be compared to a 300CE Hammer that Barrett-Jackson sold in 2010 for a paltry $36,300. In September 2016, Classic Driver in Philadelphia, PA, sold a 6-liter M119-powered sedan for $75,000. Details Years produced: 1986–93 (AMG conversions occurred after production ended) Number produced: Fewer than 10 wide-body coupes with M119 engines Original list price: $168,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $266,388 (this car) A real Hammer sedan sold for $84,000 at RM Sotheby’s Duemila Ruote sale in November 2016. While the prices are similar, consider that the Duemila car was sitting for an unknown amount of time, with no maintenance, and was in unknown mechanical condition. Due to their extreme rarity, we have not seen a public sale of a no-stories M117 4-cam Hammer coupe in the new, wild AMG market. When that day arrives, we can almost be certain that such a beast will define the upper end of this market. AMG hot rods on the rise Much like the 560SEC featured in the May 2019 issue of SCM, our subject car appreciated dramatically in a short period of time. Observations of the winning bidder during the auc- tion described the purchase attempt as “relentless.” Perhaps because of the M119 engine, this car appears to be well sold, but this could work the other way around for a person who wants a reliable AMG hot rod. The fact this car has been painted several times may have also held it back, but most buyers seem to prefer this type of pig with a shiny black coat. Eventually Mercedes did get the message, and in 1992, released the 400E and the 500E. Thankfully, any- one can enjoy the thrill of the M119 engine and the W124 chassis, but if you want a coupe with this combination, you’re going to have to pay up. Regardless of its power unit, this 300CE 6.0 is a rare, fast and reliable car, and it deserves its lofty throne in the new market for pre-merger AMG Mercedes. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) Pierre Hedary, who owns and operates a Mercedes- Benz repair and restoration shop in Titusville, FL, lives and breathes vintage Mercedes. 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC AMG 6.0 Wide Body Lot 122, s/n WDB1260451A455326 Condition: 2 Sold at $338,972 RM Sotheby’s, Paris, FRA, 2/6/19 SCM# 6891363 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC AMG 6.0 Wide Body Lot 137, s/n WDB1260451A588227 Condition 3+ Sold at $168,397 RM Sotheby’s, Essen, DEU, 4/11/19 SCM# 6897974 Tune-up cost: $704 for the M119 engine Distributor cap: $236 for a genuine Mercedes part. Two are required Chassis # location: On radiator support Engine # location: Behind left cylinder head on bellhousing on upwards- facing pad Club: Mercedes Benz Club of America Web: www.MBCA.org Alternatives: 1990–99 BMW E31, 1979–95 Porsche 928, 1989–2000 Aston Martin Virage SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC AMG coupe Lot 23, s/n WDB12604412004784 Condition 2+ Sold at $144,819 Artcurial, Monte Carlo, MCO, 7/26/12 SCM# 209367 73 73


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American Profile Karissa Hosek, courtesy of RM Auctions 1915 Stutz Model 4F Bearcat In a market of $300k resto-mods and depreciating new exotics, $330k for a genuine legend doesn’t seem too bad by John Boyle Chassis number: 4F2658 SCM Condition for this car: 2 • An authentic Bearcat, as noted by the late historian/restorer Paul Freehill • Well-preserved, award-winning restoration • Formerly part of the Charles LeMaitre and James Bradley Collections • Open Best of Show and class winner at 2011 Ironstone Concours • One of America’s earliest sports cars; a performance icon of its time SCM Analysis This car, Lot 405, sold for $330,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Auctions’ Hershey, PA, auction on October 11, 2019. Any discussion of American sports cars usually begins with the Stutz Bearcat and its similar-looking rival, the Mercer Raceabout. The Bearcat (initially called the Bear Cat, then Bear-Cat in incon- sistent Stutz factory literature) became the most famous car of its day — after Henry’s Model T, of course. Author Ralph Stein summed it up, “Come to a halt at a stoplight on an American road in any open, bucket-seated, doorless sporting car of the pre-World War I days, and almost everyone, ancients who you’d think would know better as well as kids who never saw one…will yell, “Hey, mister, that’s a Stutz Bearcat, ain’t it?” Even into the 1950s and 1960s, the car’s fame was such that two disparate makes of automobiles, Nash and Triumph, proclaimed in ads that their cars were worthy successors to the Bearcat. In 1951, Tom McCahill told readers the Bearcat’s fame “was as sol- 74 idly entrenched as the Statue of Liberty or Babe Ruth” among generations of car buffs. The model even lent its name to a 1970s television action series. Although it looks like any one of a number of cars of its period, there was something about the Bearcat. Perhaps it was the Harry Stutz story, the car’s racing exploits — or maybe it was just a catchy name that ingrained itself in the national memory. A legend is born A taciturn Ohio farm boy from Pennsylvania Dutch stock, Harry C. Stutz found machines more to his liking than farming. After building his first car at 22, he then designed and manufactured industrial stationary engines. After moving to Indianapolis, he made the rounds of several firms, learning something at each, all the while taking correspondence courses. A stint as chief engineer, factory and racing manager at Marion convinced him he should build his own car — but not before designing an aluminum transaxle and forming a company to manufacture it. He was just 35. Believing there was a market for a performance car in the $2,000 range, he selected a 60-hp, 390-ci Wisconsin T-head 4 to power it. A firm believer in “racing improves the breed” (and its sister credo “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday”), Stutz entered the prototype Bearcat in the inaugural Indianapolis 500, where it finished a respectable 11th. While just outside the money, Stutz was pleased that no repairs were required during the race. The car’s only problems stemmed from tire issues, which resulted in 13 pit stops. Although it never won the Indy 500 (finishing 4th in 1912, 3rd in ’13, 5th in ’14 and 3rd in 1915), the Sports Car Market


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Stutz’s immaculately uniformed team triumphed at venues across the country, twice taking Earl Cooper to the AAA national championship. Many of the races were won against expensive imports with larger engines and got a lot of public attention, and the team earned a national following. The racing publicity worked, and the factory was often backlogged with orders. While most Stutz sales were touring cars and coupes, the sporty Bearcat was the star. Driving an icon No matter how glorious, history is the stuff of books, so what are Bearcats like to drive? Carl Jensen, a collector/restorer and modern Porsche racer, offered his impressions after getting behind the wheel of a Bearcat this summer at the Milwaukee Mile. “At first you sense an antiquated suspension as the car leans as you climb in from the passenger side (to avoid the driver’s side gear and brake levers). You hit the starter and a pounding heartthrob lets you know this beast is all business. “With surprisingly little effort, the transmission slides into gear and pulls away with a surplus of torque. Upshifts are smooth, solid and predictable. The car accelerated far faster than you’d expect from a car of its three collections before the consignor bought it in 2010. Photos show it to be in spotless and correct condition; the only deviations from stock seem to be limited to the Stutz script on the radiator and the extra spare tire. Interestingly, the yellow often seen on Bearcats wasn’t listed as a factory color (two reds and gray were). Today, most experts assume the factory would paint a car any color desired. And given its age, no one is likely come up to you at a car show and tell you they didn’t come from the factory like that. The car makes two prior appearances in the SCM Platinum Auction Database, selling for an identical $330k at a 2010 RM sale (SCM# 166274), a slight drop from the $368,500 it brought at RM’s Meadow Brook sale in 2006 (SCM# 42406). In both cases, the car was rated in #2 condition and had identical mileage. Open body (1912–16) Bearcats generally fall in the $250k–$400k range, although special cars like a very early 1912 model have sold for substantially more — such as $770,000 (SCM# 231777). The outlier is the record $1.375 million sale of a well-known, no-stories, two-owner 1914 at Gooding & Company’s 2008 Pebble Beach sale (SCM# 117598). In a market of $300k resto-mods and depreciating new exotics, $330k for a genuine legend doesn’t seem too bad. After a century, it still has the power to thrill a new generation of fans. After sampling the Bearcat, Carl Jensen began the restoration of one to park alongside his Porsche. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) John Boyle is a retired Air Force officer and award- winning television journalist and has been restoring and collecting cars for the past 21 years. He has written for SCM and ACC since 2013. 1920 Stutz Bearcat Series H Lot 40, s/n: H5414 Condition: 2Sold at $286,000 Worldwide Auctioneers, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/16/2019 SCM# 6891118 3,000-pound weight and 60 hp. What really amazed me is how rock solid the car is. Passing 65 mph on a track, there was not a shake, shimmy or hint of drifting off line. “The car wasn’t even sweating and it felt there was more power waiting. The first corner you take at speed, the balance of front/rear weight distribution (thanks to its transaxle) is a bit surprising; by the second turn you know what to expect and go even faster. The car feels like it could lap at speed all day. The biggest shortcoming of the car, and standard for its day, are its two-wheel mechanical brakes. Whereas my 1930 Stutz speedster with its four-wheel hydraulics will stand on its nose, the old Bearcat has more go than stop.” Our yellow Bearcat Most 100-plus-year-old cars have a backstory, as does this example. It was reportedly found in 1982 inside a shipping container in the U.K., wearing a 1920s-style body. A Stutz expert/restorer/parts maker confirmed that it had started life as a Bearcat, and it had the correct 118-inch wheelbase and a genuine 1915 fuel tank. He was then commissioned to build the rest of the body. After returning to the U.S., the car was rerestored, had its engine overhauled, and passed through January 2020 1912 Stutz Bearcat Lot 133, s/n: A730 Condition: 3 Sold at $770,000 RM Auctions, New York, NY, 11/21/2013 SCM# 231777 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $800,000 $600,000 $400,000 $341,000 $200,000 $0 2014 2015 2016 2017 N/A 2018 75 1915 Stutz Bearcat $577,500 $594,000 $451,000 This sale: $330,000 1915 Stutz Bearcat (subject car) Lot 271, s/n 4F2658 Condition: 2 Sold at $330,000 RM Auctions, Rochester, MI, 7/24/2010 SCM# 166274 Details Years produced: 1912–16 Number produced: 1,079 (all Stutz 1915 production) Number of survivors: An estimated 10–12 1915 Bearcats Original list price: $2,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $330,000 (this car) Tune-up cost: $500 Chassis # location: Firewall plaque, transaxle Engine # location: Right side above mount Club: The Stutz Club Website: www.stutzclub.org Alternatives: 1911–14 Mercer Raceabout, 1909–14 Marmon Speedster, 1911–14 National Speedway/SemiRacing Roadsters SCM Investment Value: B Comps


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Race Car Profile Andrei Diomidov ©2019, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s 1994 McLaren F1 McLaren F1s are the new GTOs and therefore very expensive — even if heavily modified by Simon Kidston Chassis number: SA9AB5AC1R1048018 Engine number: 6112160020859 SCM Condition for this car: 1 T his F1 was built in 1994 and originally finished in Midnight Blue Pearl over a black interior and dispatched to its first owner in Japan. In 1999 the F1 was sold to a collector in Germany, and he returned the car to the factory in 2000 for a series of upgrades to LM specifications. This work included installation of the High Downforce Kit, a transmission cooler, two additional radiators, and a modified exhaust system. The air conditioning was upgraded, a radio was added to the CD player, the headlamps were changed to gas-discharge units, and the steering wheel was exchanged for a 14-inch unit. The exterior was refinished in the current livery of platinum silver metallic, and the interior was retrimmed with cream leather highlighted by beige and brown Alcantara, cream Wilton carpets and a beige Alcantara headliner. The dampers and springs were also upgraded to race-spec units and adjusted to their softest setting for comfortable road use. Finally, the standard 17-inch wheels were replaced by special 18-inch GTR wheels mounted with Michelin Pilot Sport tires. In 2004 the F1 was acquired by a collector based in Singapore who minimally drove the car over the following three years. The McLaren was carefully garaged while enjoying the company of the owner’s other F1. In October 2007 the McLaren was acquired from the Singapore collector by the consignor, a marque enthusiast based in New Zealand. Offering all the performance of the outrageously powerful and hyper-rare F1 LM at a fraction of the investment, F1018 is an extremely desirable example. 76 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 261, sold for $19,805,000, including buyer’s premium, on August 16, 2019, at RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey, CA. You’ve read the auction house’s prose above, but coincidentally, the anonymous German ex-owner who commissioned the Le Mans modifications is an old friend and client and agreed to share the full backstory: “I had a high-speed accident with another F1, chassis 033, on May 18, 1995, flat out on the A3 Autobahn, 500 meters away from Bernd Rosemeyer’s deadly 1938 crash location. Doing around 375 km/h (233 mph) on an 18-km (11.2 miles) straight, the F1 lifted up its tail, started spinning and smashed backwards into the barrier. “On a previous occasion, I had been driving back to Germany after competing with a Porsche in a BPR race at Donington. The right rear tire (Goodyear) blew. One hour driving around 300 km/h (186 mph) and a night run from Dover to Köln had been too much. F1033 was sent to McLaren and came back on a new set of Michelins. The following test drive ended after 50 km (31 miles) in the crash, which totally destroyed F1033, due to a combined lack of downforce and a technical issue while changing tires. Ron Dennis and I reached a gentleman’s agreement and I received a new car, F1038. “I observed its high-speed handling very carefully but was still dissatisfied and sold it. There was no road car at this time generating this sheer driving pleasure at “normal” speed, so I asked Harold Dermott at McLaren if he could convert a road car to high downforce like the GTR racer. “McLaren agreed, so I bought F1018, a normal F1, from Japan. As I was afraid that the drag would reduce top speed, I asked if the raceengine upgrades could be fitted as well, but without air restrictors. Sports Car Market


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This was difficult, because they said that a new engine mapping was necessary. But in the end, it was performed. “The result, including the color combination, was my choice. It was a great-looking car. But driving it was a different story. The bigger wheels led to a very big turning circle. Compared to a normal F1, “018” was unwieldy, like a race car. And the steering was not suited to the 18-inch wheels. So at low speed, it followed every little influence on the tarmac, and the steering lacked response. “The brake cooling was poor, so one hard brake from higher speed was more than enough to show the limit of the brake capacity. “But the biggest problem to me was that the car reached its top speed only in fifth gear. Sixth was too long to deal with the drag. And there was no way to get another gear ratio. So at around 300 km/h, revlimiter in fifth, is the end of the story. Porsche turbos were doing 330 km/h (205 mph) at this time. Awkward on a German autobahn with such a machine. And the acceleration above 220 km/h (136 mph) was also not too exciting. Not like a normal F1, as you know. “So in summary, to me, the conversion was not a success. “I sold F1018, a show car in my eyes, and bought F1GTR013. This did not even try to be a street car, despite being street legal. Driving it on normal roads was like having a wild animal stolen from a zoo, but really exciting and fun. “Summarizing knowledge from my side: Take a normal F1 to enjoy street driving. It’s a great car if you do not need more than, let’s say, 330 km/h, which, of course, is enough. The engine is just stunning. It is nimble and it is good for daily use too.” Fast times on the F1 Tour Wow — when did you last hear from someone who owned five F1s and used them like that? Probably not in Singapore or the U.S. ... I actually drove in a three-F1 convoy with the Kiwi owner of F1018 on the first F1 Tour back in 2012. He’s a keen driver, and on a 100-km (62 miles) section of Autostrada after breakfast, the Brit owner of F1046 and I swapped the lead above 300 km/h (186 mph) with F1018 close behind. None of us are talented in the league of my German friend, but realistically, who regularly drives their 8C/250 GTO/F1 to the limit anymore? And in the future, this will sadly happen ever more rarely. Collectors aren’t the same as users. So the limitations of F1018 on the Autobahn won’t really harm its long-term desirability. Not the ultimate F1 — but still an F1 And what of our subject car’s value in the context of its $20 million auction price? We’ve handled four F1s above that level in the past three years — three of them special cars and very significantly over $20 million. An untouched, delivery-mileage standard F1 in yellow/gray — not the easiest combination — traded in the U.K. two years ago for over $20 million. The ultimate F1 would be one of the five LMs, none of which is likely to be available, but whose value is probably north of $30 million. Our subject car isn’t one of them, though. Say hello to the new 250 GTO The High Downforce Kit of our subject car isn’t popular. Changed colors are never a plus. The LM engine mods give bragging rights and would be hard to repeat, as McLaren doesn’t have the parts. The mileage is average. This car was guaranteed by the auction house and didn’t quite make expectations, but almost no car did that weekend. There’s no denying F1s are the new 250 GTOs and despite this car’s smaller market because of the restomods, I’d say this result was spot-on the money. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) Simon Kidston, an SCM contributor for many years, brings an insider’s perspective from three decades of brokering, auctioning, buying and selling important cars, as well as F1 ownership. 1995 McLaren F1 coupe Lot 44, s/n SA9AB5AC7S1048031 Condition 1- Not sold at $10,750,000 Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/16/14 SCM# 245013 1995 McLaren F1 coupe Lot 73, s/n SA9AB5AC5S1048044 Condition 1 Sold at $15,620,000 Bonhams, Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley, CA, 8/18/17 SCM# 6844521 Details Year produced: 1994–98 Number produced: 64 road cars, seven prototypes, 28 GTR racing cars, five LM road cars, two GT road cars. Total 106 Original list price U.K.: £540,000 ($800,000 equivalent) in 1994 Current SCM Median Valuation: $15,620,000 Tune-up cost: $15,000 Chassis # location: Below carpet on right-side cabin floor Engine # location: On right hand bank (cylinder 1 to 6) towards the rear section of the block Web: www.cars.mclaren.com Alternatives: 1995–97 Ferrari F50, 1992–95 Bugatti EB110, 1991–93 Jaguar XJ 220 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1997 McLaren F1 coupe Lot 51, s/n SA9AB5AC9V1048066 Condition 1- Sold at $8,470,000 Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/13 SCM# 227450 is was difficult, because they said that a new engine mapping was necessary. But in the end, it was performed. “The result, including the color combination, was my choice. It was a great-looking car. But driving it was a different story. The bigger wheels led to a very big turning circle. Compared to a normal F1, “018” was unwieldy, like a race car. And the steering was not suited to the 18-inch wheels. So at low speed, it followed every little influence on the tarmac, and the steering lacked response. “The brake cooling was poor, so one hard brake from higher speed was more than enough to show the limit of the brake capacity. “But the biggest problem to me was that the car reached its top speed only in fifth gear. Sixth was too long to deal with the drag. And there was no way to get another gear ratio. So at around 300 km/h, rev- limiter in fifth, is the end of the story. Porsche turbos were doing 330 km/h (205 mph) at this time. Awkward on a German autobahn with such a machine. And the acceleration above 220 km/h (136 mph) was also not too exciting. Not like a normal F1, as you know. “So in summary, to me, the conversion was not a success. “I sold F1018, a show car in my eyes, and bought F1GTR013. This did not even try to be a street car, despite being street legal. Driving it on normal roads was like having a wild animal stolen from a zoo, but really exciting and fun. “Summarizing knowledge from my side: Take a normal F1 to enjoy street driving. It’s a great car if you do not need more than, let’s say, 330 km/h, which, of course, is enough. The engine is just stunning. It is nimble and it is good for daily use too.” Fast times on the F1 Tour Wow — when did you last hear from someone who owned five F1s and used them like that? Probably not in Singapore or the U.S. ... I actually drove in a three-F1 convoy with the Kiwi owner of F1018 on the first F1 Tour back in 2012. He’s a keen driver, and on a 100-km (62 miles) section of Autostrada after breakfast, the Brit owner of F1046 and I swapped the lead above 300 km/h (186 mph) with F1018 close behind. None of us are talented in the league of my German friend, but realistically, who regularly drives their 8C/250 GTO/F1 to the limit anymore? And in the future, this will sadly happen ever more rarely. Collectors aren’t the same as users. So the limitations of F1018 on the Autobahn won’t really harm its long-term desirability. Not the ultimate F1 — but still an F1 And what of our subject car’s value in the context of its $20 million auction price? We’ve handled four F1s above that level in the past three years — three of them special cars and very significantly over $20 million. An untouched, delivery-mileage standard F1 in yellow/gray — not the easiest combination — traded in the U.K. two years ago for over $20 million. The ultimate F1 would be one of the five LMs, none of which is likely to be available, but whose value is probably north of $30 million. Our subject car isn’t one of them, though. Say hello to the new 250 GTO The High Downforce Kit of our subject car isn’t popular. Changed colors are never a plus. The LM engine mods give bragging rights and would be hard to repeat, as McLaren doesn’t have the parts. The mileage is average. This car was guaranteed by the auction house and didn’t quite make expectations, but almost no car did that weekend. There’s no denying F1s are the new 250 GTOs and despite this car’s smaller market because of the resto- mods, I’d say this result was spot-on the money. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) Simon Kidston, an SCM contributor for many years, brings an insider’s perspective from three decades of brokering, auctioning, buying and selling important cars, as well as F1 ownership. 1995 McLaren F1 coupe Lot 44, s/n SA9AB5AC7S1048031 Condition 1- Not sold at $10,750,000 Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/16/14 SCM# 245013 1995 McLaren F1 coupe Lot 73, s/n SA9AB5AC5S1048044 Condition 1 Sold at $15,620,000 Bonhams, Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley, CA, 8/18/17 SCM# 6844521 Details Year produced: 1994–98 Number produced: 64 road cars, seven prototypes, 28 GTR racing cars, five LM road cars, two GT road cars. Total 106 Original list price U.K.: £540,000 ($800,000 equivalent) in 1994 Current SCM Median Valuation: $15,620,000 Tune-up cost: $15,000 Chassis # location: Below carpet on right-side cabin floor Engine # location: On right hand bank (cylinder 1 to 6) towards the rear section of the block Web: www.cars.mclaren.com Alternatives: 1995–97 Ferrari F50, 1992–95 Bugatti EB110, 1991–93 Jaguar XJ 220 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1997 McLaren F1 coupe Lot 51, s/n SA9AB5AC9V1048066 Condition 1- Sold at $8,470,000 Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/13 SCM# 227450 77 77


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Next Gen Profile Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson 1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 34 When you pull into a car show in a Type 34, most folks won’t know what it is, but they’ll want to learn more by Elana Scherr Chassis number: 348050177 SCM Condition for this car: 2+ • Rare Type 34, never sold in U.S. • Recently serviced • Numbers-matching • De Luxe package T 78 his matching-numbers 1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 34 De Luxe has 63,889 original miles and is finished in Lotus White with a red interior. This Karmann Ghia drives well, powered by a 1,600-cc 4-cylinder engine backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. It features a working original Emden radio, whitewall tires, speedometer, hazard warning system, padded dash, indicator light for dual-braking system, reverse lights and a heated rear window. Documentation is included. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 801, sold for $39,600, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas Auction on October 5, 2019. The pretty Beetle “For nearly $1,000 more [than a VW Beetle], the customer is acquir- ing a very pretty body.” When Road and Track wrote that after driving the new Volkswagen Karmann Ghia in 1956, they meant it as a bit of a dig. The implication was that while the Karmann Ghia’s styling was lovely, its Beetle-based underpinnings and 1,200-cc flat 4 meant that it could never be more than a Bug in a dress. Well, it was a stunning Sports Car Market dress, and VW made almost 500,000 Type 14 Karmann Ghias with very few cosmetic changes between 1956 and 1974. These cars are just now starting to get attention as affordable al- ternatives to more well-known sports cars. What casual Ghia buyers might not realize is that the curvy-hipped Karmann Ghia that Road and Track found lacking is not the only pretty body to wear that name. The razor-edge Ghia Volkswagen planned to replace the Type 14 with a bigger, faster sporty coupe, and it introduced the Type 34 Ghia in 1961. While the


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earlier Karmann Ghia was based off the VW Bug, the Type 34 was longer and wider, based on the Type 3 Volkswagen. The new model’s design still came from the Italian design studio Ghia, but with sharp, crisp lines where the Type 14 was softly rounded, earning the Type 34 the nickname, “Razor Edge.” Only 42,000 Type 34 Karmann Ghias were made between 1961 and 1969. The Type 34 was Volkswagen’s most well-appointed offering, with front disc brakes, a bigger engine and a higher top speed, but it never caught on the way VW hoped. Eventually the car was retired to clear up production-line space for new Porsche models, and Karmann Ghia collectors believe fewer than 3,000 Type 34s still exist today. The Type 34 was not available to dealers in the United States, but a few hundred found their way stateside from Canada, so you do occasionally see them pop up at VW meets and auctions. All this brings us to our subject car, a white-and-red Type 34. De Luxe-ury By 1968, Volkswagen was almost done with the Type 34 Karmann Ghia, although it would continue making the Type 14 until the mid-1970s. Some of the things that set the Type 34 apart, such as the 1,600-cc engine, available semi-automatic, and superior suspension, had The Type 34 was not available to dealers in the United States, but a few hundred found their way stateside from Canada, so you do occasionally see them pop up at VW meets and auctions. made their way to the Type 14 by the late 1960s, but the Type 34 remained roomier and more exotic. A car like this one is bound to turn heads and start conversations. It’s already an eye-catching shape and color combo, and the De Luxe trim adds on goodies such as a heated rear window, hazard lights and reverse lights. Details Years produced: 1961–69 Number produced: 42,498 Original list price: $2,850 Current SCM Median Valuation: $31,625 Tune-up cost: $60 Chassis # location: Beneath rear seat, center tunnel When you pull into a car show in a Type 34, most folks won’t know what it is, but they’ll want to. One glance at that wood-grain dash, 100-mph speed- ometer and strawberry-red interior and they’re going to start guessing. “Corvair? Alfa? Something Italian, it must be,” and you can tell them that they are partially right. This car has an Italian outfit over good ol’ reliable Volkswagen 4-cylinder and 4-speed manual. Good buy? Because there are so few Type 34 Karmann Ghias available, it’s hard to find equivalent cars to compare prices. This car is mostly original and numbers-matching, which in itself is rare, as it is not uncommon for Type 34 Ghias to get a replacement Type 3 chassis when rust took its inevitable toll. With fewer than 70,000 miles and a well-documented maintenance record, this little Ghia looks ready to drive across America, spreading the gospel of the Razor’s Edge. Considering its Emden radio, comfortable seats, disc brakes, and 4-cylinder fuel mileage, if the new owner does just that, we’d call this car well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Barrett- Jackson.) Elana Scherr lives with a large collection of cars, trucks and transporters in Southern California. She is also a columnist for ACC 1959 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia coupe Lot 63, s/n 2168745 Condition 2 Sold at $64,400 Gooding & Company, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/18/19 SCM# 68909269 1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible Lot 7052, s/n 1402668361 Condition 3 Not sold at $12,100 Russo and Steele, Amelia Island, FL, 3/6/19 SCM# 6897398 Engine # location: Engine case, center Club: Type 34 Karmann Ghia Registry Web: www.type34.com/forum/index Alternatives: 1956–74 VW Karmann Ghia Type 14, 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulia, 1960–69 Chevrolet Corvair SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 34 coupe Lot 2539, s/n 346021856 Sold at $14,148 Kruse, Auburn, IN, 8/30/07 SCM# 46679 rlier Karmann Ghia was based off the VW Bug, the Type 34 was longer and wider, based on the Type 3 Volkswagen. The new model’s design still came from the Italian design studio Ghia, but with sharp, crisp lines where the Type 14 was softly rounded, earning the Type 34 the nickname, “Razor Edge.” Only 42,000 Type 34 Karmann Ghias were made between 1961 and 1969. The Type 34 was Volkswagen’s most well-ap- pointed offering, with front disc brakes, a bigger engine and a higher top speed, but it never caught on the way VW hoped. Eventually the car was retired to clear up production-line space for new Porsche models, and Karmann Ghia collectors believe fewer than 3,000 Type 34s still exist today. The Type 34 was not available to dealers in the United States, but a few hundred found their way stateside from Canada, so you do occasionally see them pop up at VW meets and auctions. All this brings us to our subject car, a white-and-red Type 34. De Luxe-ury By 1968, Volkswagen was almost done with the Type 34 Karmann Ghia, although it would continue making the Type 14 until the mid-1970s. Some of the things that set the Type 34 apart, such as the 1,600-cc engine, available semi-automatic, and superior suspension, had The Type 34 was not available to dealers in the United States, but a few hundred found their way stateside from Canada, so you do occasionally see them pop up at VW meets and auctions. made their way to the Type 14 by the late 1960s, but the Type 34 remained roomier and more exotic. A car like this one is bound to turn heads and start conversations. It’s already an eye-catching shape and color combo, and the De Luxe trim adds on goodies such as a heated rear window, hazard lights and reverse lights. Details Years produced: 1961–69 Number produced: 42,498 Original list price: $2,850 Current SCM Median Valuation: $31,625 Tune-up cost: $60 Chassis # location: Beneath rear seat, center tunnel When you pull into a car show in a Type 34, most folks won’t know what it is, but they’ll want to. One glance at that wood-grain dash, 100-mph speed- ometer and strawberry-red interior and they’re going to start guessing. “Corvair? Alfa? Something Italian, it must be,” and you can tell them that they are partially right. This car has an Italian outfit over good ol’ reliable Volkswagen 4-cylinder and 4-speed manual. Good buy? Because there are so few Type 34 Karmann Ghias available, it’s hard to find equivalent cars to compare prices. This car is mostly original and numbers-matching, which in itself is rare, as it is not uncommon for Type 34 Ghias to get a replacement Type 3 chassis when rust took its inevitable toll. With fewer than 70,000 miles and a well-documented maintenance record, this little Ghia looks ready to drive across America, spreading the gospel of the Razor’s Edge. Considering its Emden radio, comfortable seats, disc brakes, and 4-cylinder fuel mileage, if the new owner does just that, we’d call this car well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Barrett- Jackson.) Elana Scherr lives with a large collection of cars, trucks and transporters in Southern California. She is also a colum- nist for ACC 1959 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia coupe Lot 63, s/n 2168745 Condition 2 Sold at $64,400 Gooding & Company, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/18/19 SCM# 68909269 1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible Lot 7052, s/n 1402668361 Condition 3 Not sold at $12,100 Russo and Steele, Amelia Island, FL, 3/6/19 SCM# 6897398 Engine # location: Engine case, center Club: Type 34 Karmann Ghia Registry Web: www.type34.com/forum/index Alternatives: 1956–74 VW Karmann Ghia Type 14, 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulia, 1960–69 Chevrolet Corvair SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 34 coupe Lot 2539, s/n 346021856 Sold at $14,148 Kruse, Auburn, IN, 8/30/07 SCM# 46679 79 79


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Next Gen Market Moment Courtesy of Bonhams 2007 BMW M5 sedan This powerhouse BMW sold at a bargain price, but the future does not look cheap Sold at $16,684 Bonhams MPH, Bicester Heritage, U.K. September 26, 2019, Lot 174 Chassis number: WBSNB2070CU18886 SCM Condition for this car: 2 “T he engine makes awesome noises and is the end of the analog era and individual throttle bodies. The challenge is its reliability. The SMG transmission isn’t all that good and a mechanical liability — it has jerky operation and is costly to fix. The later production 6-speeds are sought after, albeit you’ll pump more than you’d think into resetting the baseline to a reliable level.” — Eric Keller, BMW M car specialist and founder of Enthusiast Auto Group The E60 M5 was the first production sedan to use a 500-hp V10 engine. The advanced 5.0-liter motor could reach 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds. When optioned with the M Driver’s Package, the vehicle could reach close to 200 mph. When it was introduced in the mid-2000s, the E60 M5 was the fastest sedan money could buy. A bargain? What’s not to love? Well…. The E60 M5 enjoys many features and design elements absent on non-M variants of the era. The 3.0 CSi fender gills are present, as are wider, flared panels. The E60 had showy quad exhaust and hulking 19-inch wheels. The E90 came with a new head-up display and active seats with ventilation. Our subject car had 50,000 miles and was painted in Metallic Silver Blue with a white leather interior. The supplied information included documentation for a pricey new clutch installed within the last 1,000 miles. This example was a U.K.-registered right-hand-drive car with the SMG automatic transmission. On the positive side, our subject vehicle was a relative bargain given the six-figure list price of the E60 in 2007. The bespoke S85 V10 motor is a powerhouse and was only offered during the five-year production run of the E60 M5 — the same V10 was also offered in the M6 — but 80 not in any other BMW model. Back in 2007, the E60 had a lot going for it and was considered the state of the art for high-performance luxury sedans. However, despite these positives, our subject vehicle remains a used car. It has 50,000 miles and a recent clutch replacement. U.K. examples were not offered with the 6-speed manual gearbox that was an option in the United States. The absence of three pedals places this car at a further disadvantage in the collector market. Furthermore, despite its unique V10 engine, the E60 has not emerged as a popular collectible M5. From an enthusiast perspective, the E60 does not have the credibility, desirability, or stature of the legendary E28 or E39 M5s. A rough ride I was fortunate to have six hours of seat time in a brand-new E60 M5 in 2008. The motor provided continuous usable power, and the exhaust note resembled that of an American muscle car. However, I can only define the experience as rough and uncomfort- able. By the third hour, I could not find a suitable seating position, and the ride became annoying. At the time, I remember thinking to myself, “They have thrown everything at this car, but for some reason it still falls short of an enjoyable driving experience.” With mileage in the very low teens, we found ourselves making regular pit stops. Big expenses down the road In this transaction, the buyer certainly benefits from very steep depreciation. However, the thought of owning a 12-year-old highperformance BMW with a highly engineered V10 engine is enough to dampen the legendary optimism of Abraham Lincoln. The E60 M5 is a tough vehicle to own out of warranty and will likely present the new owner with a long list of expensive maintenance issues going forward. Furthermore, given the mileage, color, SMG transmission, and overall condition, this example has zero upsides as a collectible. The new owner got a deal on paper. However, there is a future of significant expenses with no offsetting appreciation. — Philip Richter ♦ Sports Car Market


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Next Gen Rising Sun Recent Sales of Significant Japanese Cars That Are Market Leaders — or Future Collectibles by Brian Baker 1990 Honda CRX SiR #24331. S/N EF81001589. 115k kilometers (71k miles). “2.0-liter VTEC K20A inline 4, 6-speed manual transaxle, LSD, Pepper White over black, 15-inch Dunlop Formula CP-R wheels, KW Variant 3 coil-overs, Brembo cross-drilled rotors, Spoon 4-piston calipers, ARC intake box and piping, Blitz exhaust header, Fujitsubo muffler, Bride Gias carbon-kevlar bucket seats, Nardi steering wheel.” Condition: 1-. SOLD AT $19,500. Bring a Trailer 10/24/2019. Brian’s take: It was only a few issues ago we saw some of the first CRXs gain traction at auction, and now a heavily modified show car gives us some perspective on the other end of the CRX market. This is a real SiR imported from Japan. The SiR was the top model in Japan, with 1990–91 models receiving a B16a 1.6-L DOHC VTEC engine. It also came from the factory with a glass roof. The engine in this car was replaced with one from a JDM Honda Integra Type R (similar to the Acura RSX). Many other details on this car make it a great, well-built show car, such as the shaved and tucked (all of the holes filled in and painted, along with the wiring concealed) engine bay and rear hatch section. This car was also featured in a Japanese car magazine. When Courtesy of Bringatrailer.com it comes to a well-built Japanese car, mods don’t hurt the value at all, but stay away from the cars that are thrown together. Well sold. 1989 Nissan Skyline GTS-t Type M #22766. S/N JM1FD3314P0209921. 2,774 miles. “Replacement Turbo 2.5-L RB25 straight 6, 5-speed manual gearbox, titanium exhaust system, GReddy intercooler and blow-off valve, three-core aluminum radiator, GTR aerodynamics, Fortune Auto coil-overs, Nismo interior trim, recent fluid changes, new injectors, coils, plugs, battery, brakes.” Condition: 2-. SOLD AT $15,180. Bring a Trailer 10/23/2019. Brian’s take: If you have been interested in picking up an R32 Courtesy of Bringatrailer.com Skyline but the GT-R prices, from $25k to $60k, are out of reach, consider the GTS-t. The only visual differences are the front bumper, hood and rear wing. Sure, you won’t be able to say you have a “GTR,” but if you can save some money to put into performance parts, does it really matter? This car already has the GT-R parts swapped onto it along with some reasonable performance upgrades. Not a bad way to save $10k. Well bought. ♦ 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR #24322. S/N JA3AH86C66U069403. 9,800 miles. “Turbocharged 2.0-L inline 4, 6-speed manual transmission, Apex Silver Metallic over black, SE Appearance Package, AMS stainless-steel brake lines, factory manuals.” Condition: 1+. SOLD AT $39,000. Bring a Trailer, 10/24/2019. Brian’s take: When the Evo 8 was first released back in my home- town, all of the local tuner-heads (who could afford a bank loan) went out and picked one up. Why? It was the first Evolution sold in the U.S. The Evolution line has been the performance model of the Lancer model. It has rally racing history, with driver Tommi Antero Mäkinen scoring four World Rally Champion titles with the Evo. When buyers finally got the chance to buy one, they paid well over sticker price. This car is the next generation — an Evo 9. There are just slight differences between the models — mostly a few visual upgrades and a stronger transmission. This car is also an “MR.” That means it came with a few upgrades over the GSR model, such as BBS alloy wheels, 6-speed transmissions, Bilstein shocks, and for certain years (this car), an alu- 82 Courtesy of Bringatrailer.com minum roof. You don’t see as many Evo 8 and 9s on the road these days, but they were quite the statement when they first came out. Give it some time, and this will be a collectible as well. Well sold. ♦ Sports Car Market


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AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE $36.8m Bonhams, Chéserex, CHE, p. 92 $33.8m Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas, NV p. 102 $11m Bonhams, Chichester, U.K. p. 114 $4m Saratoga Auto Auction, Saratoga, NY p. 126 Roundup p. 140


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Craig Jackson looks on as the high seller of Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction crosses the block, a 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition coupe that sold for $1,540,000 Photo courtesy of Barrett-Jackson


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Market Reports Overview Something New and Something Older Did the new Ford GT change the market for the 2005–06 Ford GT? Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) by Chad Tyson F 1. 2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, $8,337,182—Bonhams, CHE, p. 100 2. 2015 Koenigsegg One:1 coupe, $4,631,768—Bonhams, CHE, p. 100 3. 2003 Ferrari Enzo coupe, $3,126,443—Bonhams, CHE, p. 98 4. 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT coupe, $2,700,000—Bonhams, U.K., p. 118 5. 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari coupe, $2,200,090—Bonhams, CHE, p. 100 6. 2010 Lamborghini Reventón Roadster, $1,968,501—Bonhams, CHE, p. 98 7. 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante coupe, $1,866,915—Bonhams, U.K., p. 122 8. 2011 Aston Martin One-77 coupe, $1,563,222—Bonhams, CHE, p. 94 9. 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, $1,563,222—Bonhams, CHE, p. 96 10. 2008 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 coupe, $1,320,054—Bonhams, CHE, p. 94 Best Buys 1994 Porsche 968 Sport coupe, $11,251—Silverstone, U.K., p. 144 88 ord’s GT revival has been a huge hit with the public — twice over now — even with a few lawsuits along the way. The folks in Dearborn created the spiritual suc- cessor to the GT40 and let it loose in the market for the 2005 model year. That run of 4,038 in two years was a massive number of supercars to enter the collector-car scene. What they did next in the market was a surprise to many — they kept gaining in value. But the supercar scene is much different than when the GT40 concept debuted in 2002. Just look at the number of cars with 500 horsepower from the factory these days. The number of hot cars has jumped since 2005. And they’re available starting under $60k now. That’s the environment for the new Ford GT. New vs. old Does the new GT have an impact on the old GT prices? Do prices for the 2005–06 GTs get a boost from the gob-smacking performance — and styling — of the new GT? Or do older GT values plummet as tastes move on to the newer, shinier and more-exclusive GT? They’re the same general idea of a car: a two-seat, mid- engine supercar with world-class performance and some targeted racing success. The size comparison between the two is within mere percentage points of millimeters, and the new one is only 60 kg (132 pounds) lighter. Ford also limited production to 250 units per year for the 2017-andlater models. Sure, they differ significantly in a number of granular ways (body/chassis materials, overall power, number of engine cylinders), but this is an obvious evolution rather than the paradigm shift the 2005–06 street-going GT needed to make from the original racing GT. I’m not sure how much of a consideration Ferrari was this time around, either. The MSRP differs by a factor of three — at least in theory — with the 2005–06 car originally starting near $150k (prior to whatever your local dealer wanted to tack on top) and the 2017s at $450k (ditto). I dug into the past five years’ worth of GT sales (2015– 19) with the help of Associate Editor Chad Taylor, to see what the numbers say. These numbers were separated to sort out the regular GTs, Heritage GTs and all 2017-andlater models into three distinct sets of data. 2019 is different One thing that immediately jumped out was the signifi- cant drop of 2005–06 GTs at auction in 2019: 23 have sold and 14 went back with the consignors (through November 2019) compared with 35 sold and another 19 not sold in 2018. That’s a drop of 17 cars (31%) offered after two years of 30%-plus growth in cars offered. The first GTs held or gained ground for so long that it’s odd to realize that the average sold price has dropped $38k from 2015 to 2019 (median dropped by $15k over the same time). For Heritage editions, that drop is just under $17k ($12k drop in median). The median for the four 2017 models that sold in 2018 was $1.68m, and that’s already dropped 17% to $1.39m for the four sold in 2019. Stronger than the market Now all of this is set against the backdrop of a soften- ing market through 2019, which is off by a third by some measurements (total Monterey sales, for instance). That our subject cars haven’t fallen as far as much of the rest of the market is a testament to their staying power. The data show movement: It’s generally down over this time frame — but not with enough consistency to make reasonable predictions of future changes. You know, just like the market at large. I’ll definitely need another few years’ worth of sales data to track this better, but, at first blush, I can’t say that the new GT is helping or hindering the old GT in today’s market. ♦ September 4–7, 2019 September 14, 2019 Saratoga Springs, NY September 20–21, 2019 Warwickshire, U.K. September 21, 2019 September 26, 2019 Bonhams MPH Bicester, U.K. September 29, 2019 October 3–5, 2019 $0 $10m $20m $30m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV Chéserex, CHE Bonhams Silverstone Saratoga Chichester, U.K. Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue $22.4m Mecum Auctions Dallas, TX Bonhams $11.3m $4m $3.8m $1.7m $36.8m $33.8m $40m $50m 1965 Buick Riviera 2-dr hard top, $23,100—Barrett-Jackson, NV, p. 110 1988 BMW 325i convertible, $15,675—Saratoga Auto Auction, NY, p. 132 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano coupe, $106,700—Barrett-Jackson, NV, p. 106 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS coupe, $95,530—Bonhams, CHE, p. 96 Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Overview Buy/Sell/Hold Looking back over 2019, here are three cars whose values have gone up, down or nowhere by Keith Martin Buy: Imported Land Rover Series III 88 and 109 These great 4x4 vehicles are now more than 25 years old, and a flood of them is surging into the United States from Europe and South America. Despite the handsome pictures, most of these rigs have been run hard and put away wet. The 88 model has an 88-inch wheelbase, while the 109 has a 109-inch wheelbase. Nonetheless, with careful shopping you can pick up a decent 88/109 for $25,000. Budget another $10,000 for refurbishment, and you’ll end up with a decent rig with a host of modern updates — from disc brakes to turbo-diesel engines to power steering and brakes. Sell: Triumph TR3 The market has been soft for five years for these pug- nosed British icons. It’s not going to get better. MGAs, MGBs and TR4s offer a vastly superior cockpit and driving experience for the same or less money. If someone offers you more than $25,000, take it — and run like a banshee to the nearest ATM to make a deposit. Hold: 2004–06 Ford GT I’ve never understood the valuation of these tribute ars. While they are quite wonderful to drive (I tested one for The New York Times when they were released), hey have no significant competition history and are merely a visual homage to the GT40s that raced at Le Mans. Nonetheless, they have remained strong in the $260,000–$300,000 range for a decade, and are likely to tay there. Pay the extra $25,000 to buy one in Gulf Oil olors, otherwise you will always be explaining why you didn’t. ♦ Reports Overview Buy/Sell/Hold Looking back over 2019, here are three cars whose values have gone up, down or nowhere by Keith Martin Buy: Imported Land Rover Series III 88 and 109 These great 4x4 vehicles are now more than 25 years old, and a flood of them is surging into the United States from Europe and South America. Despite the handsome pictures, most of these rigs have been run hard and put away wet. The 88 model has an 88-inch wheelbase, while the 109 has a 109-inch wheelbase. Nonetheless, with careful shopping you can pick up a decent 88/109 for $25,000. Budget another $10,000 for refurbishment, and you’ll end up with a decent rig with a host of modern updates — from disc brakes to turbo-diesel engines to power steering and brakes. Sell: Triumph TR3 The market has been soft for five years for these pug- nosed British icons. It’s not going to get better. MGAs, MGBs and TR4s offer a vastly superior cockpit and driving experience for the same or less money. If someone offers you more than $25,000, take it — and run like a banshee to the nearest ATM to make a deposit. Hold: 2004–06 Ford GT I’ve never understood the valuation of these tribute ars. While they are quite wonderful to drive (I tested one for The New York Times when they were released), hey have no significant competition history and are merely a visual homage to the GT40s that raced at Le Mans. Nonetheless, they have remained strong in the $260,000–$300,000 range for a decade, and are likely to tay there. Pay the extra $25,000 to buy one in Gulf Oil olors, otherwise you will always be explaining why you didn’t. ♦ Sports Sports Car Market BUY SELL HOLD


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Bonhams Chéserex, CHE The Bonmont Sale One of six made, with 597 km, a Koenigsegg One:1 sold at $4.6m Company Bonhams Date September 29, 2019 Location Chéserex, CHE Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 63/75 Sales rate 84% Sales total $36,805,712 High sale 2019 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, sold at $8,337,182 Buyer’s premium Double the high estimate — 2015 Koenisgsegg One:1 coupe, sold at $4,631,768 15%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = CHF 0.99) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T his one-off date, Bonhams’ first auction in Switzerland in more than 10 years, was originally to have been a repossession sale of 25 supercars — but it grew, somewhat, to include a full catalog of classics. The cars, most of them prac- Chéserex, CHE tically unused — including a McLaren P1 and a one-of-seven Lamborghini Veneno, were nestled on the courtyard and lawn of the splendid Golf & Country Club de Bonmont, just a half-hour’s drive from Geneva Airport and overlooking Lac Léman. As Bonhams’ Sholto Gilbertson pointed out, “This is the first time our sale room has been a deconsecrated 12thcentury abbey.” The cars had been acquired in recent years by the vice president (and son of the president) of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, and were being sold off on behalf of the State of Geneva, acting with French authorities who had previously seized a bunch of Mangue’s property over corruption and moneylaundering charges. All were offered at no reserve, with the proceeds — $23m — going to charity. Which charity wasn’t specified, but according to reports, the funds are supposed to benefit the people of Equatorial Guinea. 92 Some record prices were achieved — never mind that some of the cars had missing paperwork and most would need recommissioning before use after a long period of storage. That Veneno, with 335 km, hit $8.3m, $3m over its high estimate, a marque world record, and a 2014 Koenigsegg One:1 (one of six produced and with just 597 km) realized $4.63m. A LaFerrari sold for $2.2m, the 35th Aston Martin One-77 sold for $1.56m and a 2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 achieved $1.32m. Outside the collection, a trio of like-new and practically un- used Mercedes G-Wagens appeared, although only one sold, a 2018 G65 AMG Final Edition with Kuwaiti registration, for $265,524. Back in reality, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster sold ($779k) but the Gullwing didn’t, and neither did the Ford GT, but a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series III coupe (with Series I taillights) sold for $510k. A 2009 599 GTB Fiorano looked a super value at $104k and a Porsche 356A Speedster was on the money at $346,335. Buy of the sale had to be the 2010 Porsche 997.2 GT3 RS offered at no reserve and sold at less than half its estimate for $95k. Not all of the supercar collection was perfect: It included a Maserati 4200 GT whose bonnet had been opened with a crowbar (a surprising $20,780), a Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster with the instruments missing ($219,346) and an armored RollsRoyce Silver Spur that fell into “shed” territory and fetched a staggering $70,428 — a valuation no doubt based on weight. And what of their former owner, who apparently had an official salary of less than $100,000 per annum? Still at large, it appears, with some of his wealth intact, having been given a suspended sentence of three years by a French court in 2017. Apparently, he got to keep the crystal Michael Jackson glove. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chéserex, CHE ENGLISH #43-1933 ASTON MARTIN 1½ LITRE Le Mans Series II Long Chassis tourer. S/N L3328L. Black/black canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 33,290 km. One of 17 long-wheelbase cars out of 85 Series IIs. Shiny and restored (in Switzerland, early 2013). Very bright new leather needs to mellow a bit; new carpets. Decent chrome. Modern starter and alternator. Extra taillights/indicators. Metric speedo, original included. New Blockley tires. Ecurie Bertelli sticker on side deflector. With FIVA Identity Card. Cond: 2-. #62-1941 MERCEDES-BENZ 230A lim- ousine. S/N 129874. Black/black leather. Odo: 22 km. Older-restored late W153 with standard sedan body. Good paint and chrome. Nice instruments, veneers. Mirror spotlight, trafficators, and dual sidemounted spares. With original Portuguese registration document. Cond: 2-. of them cost new). So despite finishing under the low estimate, this sold quite well at around 10% more, having been offered at no reserve. FRENCH #19-2010 BUGATTI VEYRON EB 16.4 coupe. S/N VF9SA25C18M795208. Atlantic Blue/cream leather. Odo: 3,142 miles. U.S.-market car, one of 450 produced. Unscuffed outside, with seat leather only mildly dented. No documents, but Equatorial Guinea registered. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 10 SOLD AT $72,371. Sold at RM London 2013 for $85,494 (SCM # 6732401). Same again was hoped for but, offered at no reserve, we’ll take this as a correct market valuation as of late 2019. SOLD AT $289,485. Formerly owned by Alexander Andreadis—a (briefly) one-time Mr. Christina Onassis. Sold well under estimate but that was far too ambitious. Money paid here is about right. #16-2011 ASTON MARTIN ONE-77 coupe. S/N SCFGFXXX6BGS17735. Red/cream leather. Odo: 1,226 km. E.U. model, the 35th of 77 built. Very low mileage and like-new. Registered with Equatorial Guinea papers, so it will be liable for taxes—VAT, Car Tax and Customs Duty—just about anywhere. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 8 SOLD AT $1,320,054. Offered at no reserve and sold 35% over the high estimate for almost exactly its price when new. Very well sold. Last Veyron at auction in 2019 sold for $1,050,000, and the three before that—all Grand Sports—were clustered around the $1.5m mark. GERMAN SOLD AT $1,563,222. Although Bonhams was a bit coy about naming the former owner of this collection of supercars, sill plate is inscribed with the legend “Hand built in England for Theodore N’Guema Obiang Mangue.” Sold where expected for a marketcorrect price. #7-2014 MCLAREN P1 coupe. S/N SBM12ABB5EW000056. Yellow/black leather & suede. Odo: 973 km. McLaren’s hybrid with 727-hp, 3.8-L twin-turbo V8 backed up with a 177-hp electric motor, one of 375 built. Almost unused and therefore effectively as-new, still with car cover and charger. Registered in Equatorial Guinea. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,273,736. P1 prices appear to have settled at around £900k/$1.2m in the back half of 2019 (a little less than most 94 #59-1938 HORCH 853A Sport cabriolet. S/N 854126. Black/black cloth/tan leather. Restored by Horch classic, deleting original sidemount spares. Much new metal. Fabulous paint and chrome. Leather almost unworn, veneers excellent. Five-speed ZF fitted, original Horch box included. No documents. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $347,383. Imported to Switzerland around 2017. Hammered mid estimate. On the money for a nice Speedster, and did well to get there with that weird interior...on which the catalog was silent. #42-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 198042100002388. White/red leather. Odo: 26,094 km. Very original (claimed original paint) and mostly unrestored. Chrome okay; a few chips and scrapes in sills. Some surface rust in wheelarches. Quite wonky original leather. Dash top, door #46-1958 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N 84294. Maroon/tan leather. Odo: 92,940 miles. Delivered new to New York (although now with metric speedo), recent restoration in original colors by Porsche Zentrum Bern. Very good all around, though dash roll, door tops and seat details are finished in Louis Vuitton material (like the Lambo 400GT, Lot 44), which spoils the effect somewhat. With Porsche CoA. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $306,855. Found in Ukraine in 2002. Last entry in SCM Platinum Auction Database in 2016, when it sold at Bonhams Chantilly for $707,957 (SCM# 6812309). Offered at no reserve against a $250k–$350k estimate, sold somewhere in the middle. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chéserex, CHE pulls and carpets well patinated. Side trim okay. German registered. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $781,611. In this ownership since 1988. Full price including premium was near $770k lower estimate. Fair for a nicely worn-in, driver-quality car to use as-is, but also the price of a resto project; personally, I’d keep it like this. The 1955 300SL Gullwing (previous car, Lot 41) didn’t sell against a $1.1m lower estimate. #28-1973 PORSCHE 911E 2.4 Targa. S/N 9113210907. Silver/black leather. Odo: 66,732 km. Restored in the U.S. 2011–12, with engine overhauled when it arrived back in Europe. Leather lightly shiny and lightly wrinkled at edges. Swiss registered. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,157,942. Two owners, both in Switzerland. Sold right where expected. #35-1995 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS Clubsport coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZSS390078. White/black velour. Odo: 40,650 km. FIA GT2 homologation special, one of 100 made. In race trim with harnesses, buckets, plumbed extinguisher and air ducting. Repainted but otherwise said to be unrestored. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $67,161. Offered at no reserve, with the final price with premium $3k behind lower estimate. Looks like a really nice buy—if no stories. #34-1974 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2.7 coupe. S/N 9114600780. Grand Prix White/ black leather. Odo: 76,698 km. Tidy, refurbed in 2015. Original interior, driver’s leather quite well creased. Rear seat bases unusually baggy too, but perhaps just poor re-covering. Spacesaver unused, still with all tools. In Switzerland from new. PCA. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $341,593. Delivered new in Switzerland and used for club racing. On the money. #40-2010 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZBS780295. Gray/black velour. Odo: 9,300 miles. Manual transmission 997.2, with roll cage, carbon-ceramic brakes, lightweight carbonfiber bucket seats, interior carbon pack, PCM with navigation, Sport-Chrono package. Excellent all around, low mileage. Cond: 2. BEST BUY SOLD AT $156,322. Still on the money for a Euro Carrera, which are joining the DB5 as a constant in classic value. Reason why values are so strong is revealed by the VIN which notes the engine to be the same MFI configuration as the fabulous 1973 Carrera RS. #36-1993 PORSCHE 911 Turbo S Leich- tbau coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ96ZPS479056. Yellow/black & gray & yellow leather. Odo: 14,532 km. One of 80 (or perhaps 86). Windup windows, no airbag. Original and unrestored, very good all around; wheels and chin spoiler unscuffed. Leather only lightly creased and wrinkled. Still with all original paperwork including sales contract, plus Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 2+. 96 SOLD AT $95,530. Delivered new to Saudi Arabia, imported from Kuwait in 2017. Offered at no reserve and possibly the bargain of the sale, let go at around half the estimate. Since it was bought at RM Sotheby’s Essen earlier in the year for $155,443, (SCM# 6901577), one has to ask what’s wrong with it. If it’s all clear, a super deal. TOP 10 No. 9 #12-2015 PORSCHE 918 Spyder. S/N WP0ZZZ91ZFS800215. Yellow/ black leather & carbon fiber. Odo: 582 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chéserex, CHE km. Porsche’s hybrid (welcome to the club...) with 599-hp petrol V8 backed up by 282 hp of electric twist via two motors (and regenerative braking). Number 251 of 918 made. With cover and charger but no books. Catalog said the rear damper factory recall will have been attended to by sale time. Swiss registered. Cond: 1-. taking on a little patina. Chrome good, polished Borranis sparkle. Overdrive. Series I taillights. Swiss registered. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $512,389. Swiss delivered. Sold for very strong money ($350k would have been nearer the mark). Nice car presented well in an attractive color, but expensive: This is what happens at auction when more than one person wants it. #44-1969 LAMBORGHINI 400GT 2+2 SOLD AT $1,563,222. All this technological amazingness is very impressive, but a 918 weighs 1,675 kg...oh well, most of them don’t get driven anyway. Offered at no reserve and went well over the $1.2m upper estimate. Well sold, as the last couple of these at auction have fetched around the $1.4m mark. ITALIAN #45-1949 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS cabriolet. S/N 915756. Eng. # SS928349. Black/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 3,893 km. One of 63 short chassis built. Older restoration only completed in 2010. Shiny. No bumpers, rest of brightwork all good, shallow but large ding in left front fender behind wheelarch. Recent-looking leather. All knobs and dials present and correct, extra water-temp gauge under dash. Not original engine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $347,383. Originally supplied to the Middle East, to France in 1969 and to Switzerland around 2007. Sold mid estimate for much more than a Maserati Sebring, and around the same as a fair DB4. #30-1976 FERRARI 308 GTB Vetrore- sina coupe. S/N F106AB19647. Red/black leather. Odo: 71,265 km. Good paint and fiberglass (only about the first 700 GTBs were plastic before they changed to steel). Body good with no cracks in glass, decent paint. Baggy, shiny leather, steering-wheel rim worn and shiny, plus some wear to edge of instrument binnacle. Aftermarket exhaust. Swiss registered, but no books. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $330,013. Delivered new to Switzerland. Sold a bit behind estimate, but right for condition and history. #33-1963 FERRARI 250 GTE Series III 2+2 coupe. S/N 4473GT. Silver/black leather. Odo: 97,982 km. The 118th of 300 Series III cars. Originally blue with beige leather—restored 2014 and still nice, with leather just SOLD AT $171,375. Just about reached lower estimate. Nice to see one on its proper tall tires. Fair both ways. #70-1991 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSA17S000091342. Red/ Crema leather. Odo: 47,830 km. Twin-mirror car delivered new in Switzerland, tidy and well kept, with books. Dash plastics good, leather only lightly rippled. However...it’s hardly been used since it was last serviced 4,300 km ago in 2012, so it’ll need another belts service, which is engine-out on these. No January 2020 97 coupe. S/N 0415. Sable/tan leather. Odo: 90,651 km. May really be 0634, as there are two 0415s. Originally blue. Very good, looks more like ongoing care/refurb work than a big resto in one go. Last painted late 2000s and still good and shiny. Sharp interior with almost-new-looking leather, carpets a bit aged, weird Louis Vuitton-style pattern to tops of door pull/armrests. Pedal rubber unworn. Cond: 2-.


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Bonhams Chéserex, CHE MFK (Swiss roadworthiness certificate, like our MoT), and “sold as viewed.” Cond: 2-. given that these were $400k-plus at the height of the market and there’s still more to spend. TOP 10 No. 3 #18-2003 FERRARI ENZO coupe. S/N ZFFCW56A130134594. Yellow/ black leather & fabric. Odo: 4,173 km. SOLD AT $69,477. In this ownership since 2015. Testarossas are getting cheaper, but even after throwing another big service at this one, you’re still within market price. Belt change sounds scary, and is on a 15,000 miles/five-year interval on these, but U.K. specialists do the job for around $3,000. Quite well bought. #3-1996 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO VT Roadster. S/N ZA9RE31A0XLA12064. Red/ cream leather. Lamborghini’s first open-top V12 production car. Looks okay from the outside but—like a few of the older cars from this collection—it was a bit of a shed. Instrument panel missing, as are books, so no idea of mileage. Leather well creased. Equatorial Guinea registration papers. Cond: 3. Canadian-market car, number 399 of 400 produced. Still looks practically new and seats don’t look used, though there’s some buffing to the center switch console. Catalog-quoted mileage of 21 km is wrong: last serviced in 2016 at 4,173 km by Modena Cars in Geneva at a cost of nearly $80k. According to CARFAX, had 3,187 km on June 29, 2009. Cond: 1-. has the (very) unloved Cambiocorsa transmission. Run away! #23-2009 FERRARI 599 GTB Fiorano coupe. S/N ZFFFD60B000170353. Black/tan leather. Odo: 2,492 km. “Modern Daytona” now seen as a dinosaur, but blindingly fast in an old-school sort of way. Good, low mileage, unscuffed, seat leather unworn. Yellow brake calipers. First serviced at 2,428 km, only 64 km ago, in 2016. Equatorial Guinea registration. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $3,126,443. Sold 50% or more than $1m over the top estimate, which might have been the right money if it really had only the 21 km advertised. The last Enzo sold at auction fetched just under $2.6m in London 2018. This’ll need another big service if anyone actually wants to drive it, but against a $3m price tag, another $80k looks like small change. #74-2003 FERRARI 360 F1 Challenge SOLD AT $220,009. The sale room notice was telling: “Upon closer inspection and due to the car’s long term storage, we feel this vehicle will need further recommissioning.” Offered at no reserve, it did very well to get as far as it did, hammering near the top estimate. #10-2001 FERRARI 550 Barchetta. S/N ZFFZR52B000124413. Red/beige & burgundy leather. Odo: 596 miles. U.S.-spec car, number 435 of 448. Very low mileage means it still looks basically unused...however, there’s always a rider to that, as a sale room notice pointed out, “Upon closer inspection and due to long-term storage, we feel this vehicle will need further recommissioning.” With books and Equatorial Guinea registration. Cond: 2+. coupe. S/N ZFFYR51B000127416. Red/red velour. Odo: 9,820 km. One of 180 strippedout racers (no a/c, less trim, minimalist instrumentation, roll cage, tweaked dampers, FIA fuel cell). Good order for a racer; mouse-fur dash good and intact. Recent new clutch and gearbox, and belts done 20 km ago. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $173,691. Almost looks sensible compared with the other hypercars in this sale. Bought new at Pozzi in France. Offered at no reserve, hammered mid-estimate. You can buy 599s cheaper (see Lot 72, following) but not with this package and so few miles— though it will need some precautionary recommissioning. #72-2009 FERRARI 599 GTB Fiorano coupe. S/N ZFFFD60B000166667. Black/ black leather. Odo: 22,600 km. Good all around. Red calipers. Last serviced in March 2018 at 22,435 km. Swiss registered. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $71,792. Offered at no reserve, sold $14k under lower estimate. Could be made back into a road car without too much trouble. SOLD AT $301,065. Delivered new in Doha, Qatar, May 2002. First serviced including timing-belts change in 2007 by Servizio Rosso in Los Angeles. Serviced again November 2016 at 596 miles by Modena Cars in Geneva, unused since. Offered at no reserve, sold near low estimate, but still quite strong money 98 #1-2005 MASERATI 4200 GT coupe. S/N ZAMBC38B000017192. Black/red leather. Odo: 1,645 miles. From the shed end of the spectrum in this repossessed collection. Very low mileage but already offered “for restoration,” as someone tried to use a crowbar to open the bonnet (hood), which has then rusted out on the corners. Interior not too bad and could do with a good clean. Equatorial Guinea registration and customs docs. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,843. Offered at no reserve and sold incredibly well, as this money gets you a reasonable runner anywhere else. And it SOLD AT $104,215. Supplied new in Switzerland and displayed at the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena on Ferrari’s 70th anniversary. Offered at no reserve and sold 33% under lower estimate. 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Bonhams Chéserex, CHE gray leather & suede. Odo: 2,400 km. Another almost unused and basically as-new hypercar. Cond: 1-. Odo: 325 km. Seven of nine (though three were originally planned, with a price tag of $4m each), built to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary as a motor-car manufacturer. Essentially an Aventador with added appendages. Unused and like new, save for a scratch noted on one rear wheel. Cond: 1-. temporary Swiss plate. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,200,090. Delivered new to Germany. Original price £1m ($1.5m). Offered at no reserve and hammered CHF 400k (about $400k) under lower estimate. SWEDISH SOLD AT $1,968,501. Sold new in Switzerland. Sold right where expected. #11-2011 LAMBORGHINI MURCIEL- AGO LP670-4 SV coupe. S/N ZHWBE81HXALA03981. Black/black suede & Alcantara. Odo: 985 km. VAG-era Diablo successor, one of 186 (though the planned production run was 350). Minimal mileage, so almost like new; no wear even to suede/Alcantara seats. Equatorial Guinea reg. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $8,337,182. How very silly: Like most of these hypercars not actually used as an automobile, but an ego booster. Anyway, top sale of the day, no reserve but sold 20% over estimate. As they say: Find another. #6-2015 FERRARI F12TDF coupe. S/N ZFF81BHB000214650. Yellow/black Alcantara. Odo: 693 km. Tdf is the one with rear steer to calm down its inherent instability. One of 799 built 2015–17, 693 km, as-new apart from color change to wheels. Equatorial Guinea registration papers, but on a temporary Swiss plate, with duty still to pay if it stays in the country. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $347,383. Offered at no reserve, sold mid estimate for market price. All these almost unused hypercars are going to need a very thorough service before anybody uses them, so that needs factoring into the cost. #50-2011 FERRARI 599 SA Aperta con- vertible. S/N ZFF72RDB000182510. Black/ tan leather. Odo: 2,634 km. One of 80, and one of 14 with a factory hard top. Almost unused, and practically like-new seats don’t look sat in—but with four services already. Cond: 1-. #24-2015 KOENIGSEGG ONE:1 coupe. S/N YT9LK1A38EA007111. Blue/cream leather. Odo: 597 km. One of six. One:1 refers to 1 hp per 1 kg. More precisely, it’s 1,360 ps (metric “horsepower”) and 1,360 kg—one megawatt per ton and giving rise to “the world’s first megacar.” As-new. Equatorial Guinea registration papers. Cond: 1. TOP 10 No. 2 SOLD AT $4,631,768. Funnily enough, some Caterhams approach this power-to-weight ratio, for under £50k, and so do a lot of big bikes, so the mad rush is available to mere mortals. Offered at no reserve and sold massively, exactly double the high estimate. Price when new was $2.85m. AMERICAN #58-1967 SHELBY GT500 Eleanor rep- SOLD AT $868,456. Delivered new in Italy. Price when new in the U.K. was £339k ($514k). Sold at around twice that, neatly splitting the lower and upper estimates. Last four F12tdf sold prices in 2019 have been $907k, $962k, $887k and $975k, so it’s on the right curve. TOP 10 No. 5 SOLD AT $1,003,306. Delivered new to Sweden; final price with premium was just behind the lower estimate of CHF 1m, which is almost the same in dollars ($1,006,096). I remember saying, in the old days of 1-liter/130-hp superbikes, that if anyone in government realized how fast they were, they’d be banned immediately. This is faster.... TOP 10 No. 1 100 #20-2014 LAMBORGHINI VENENO Roadster. S/N ZHWEB3ZD4FLA03007. White/white leather. #25-2015 FERRARI LAFERRARI coupe. S/N ZFF76ZHB000203343. Yellow/black suede. Odo: 894 km. Ferrari’s hybrid (yes, they’re all at it) hypercar. One of 499 made. Almost as-new with minimal mileage. Still with tools and charger. Equatorial Guinea registration but on a SOLD AT $104,215. “Restored” (aka butchered) in 2014...by a plasterer, by the looks of it. Why ruin a perfectly good Mustang? At least they didn’t start with a real GT500, rather than a 2-barrel 289. (P.S., catalog writers, it’s Nicolas without the “h.”) You could buy two nice S-code ’67s for this, or one really nice one with change for a Bugeye or Mini Cooper S. I predict a future mini-industry putting these aberrations back to standard. Sad. © Sports Car Market lica fastback. S/N 7F02C123942. Gray/black leather. Odo: 3,775 km. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Eleanor Mk II tribute. Presumably thought cool by people who like little crocodiles on their shirts, or print up their own jackets for the Mille Miglia. Paint and fiberglass/filler cracked where rear exhaust outlets are molded in, motor sounds flat on seven cylinders. White-faced dials. Depressing. Cond: 3.


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV Barrett-Jackson — Las Vegas 2019 A 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition, with fewer than 30 miles on the clock, was the high seller at an impressive $1,540,000 Company Barrett-Jackson Date October 3–5, 2019 Location Las Vegas, NV Auctioneers Joseph Mast, Shane Radcliff, Andy White, TJ Freidje Automotive lots sold/offered 678/678 Sales rate 100% Sales total $33,752,060 High sale 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition coupe, sold at $1,540,000 Low miles, high sale — 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition coupe, sold at $1,540,000 Report and photos by Brett Hatfield Market opinions in italics L as Vegas is an amusement park for grownups: massive casinos built like small cities unto themselves, restaurants serving some of the most incredible meals, gambling ev- erywhere — even in convenience stores — and stage shows that boggle the mind. In a city so surreal, the Barrett-Jackson auction is something to behold. The 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Re and Casino Events Center hosted Barrett-Jackson’ Vegas sale on October 3–5 and featured some of the American Classics, muscle cars, resto-mods, Euro exotic and luxury cars, and Japanese performance vehicles. This year’s docket was loaded with an amazing, diverse array of of- ferings. There were four Ford GTs on hand, including a 2017 ’66 Heritage Edition with fewer than 30 miles on the clock. That car was the auction’s high seller at an impressive $1.54 million. There were nine Ferraris on offer, everything from a 1999 360 Modena to a brand-spanking-new 2019 488 Spider that sold for $368,500. A 2002 Rolls-Royce Corniche, one of the final 56 to be built at the Crewe factory, traded hands for $161,700. An über-rare 1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 34 found a new home for just shy of $40k. Corvettes were plentiful (11 early solid-axle and mid-year Corvettes were offered from the Jim Osterman Collection), as were celebrity cars, resto-mods, custom builds and amazing restorations of almost every stripe. A stunning 1957 Bel Air convertible found new ownership for just over $170k. Vintage Fords, multiple Mopars, and some mob-worthy vintage Cadillacs (proper for Sin City) filled out the bill. This year’s Las Vegas sale saw a 100% sell- 1968 Volkswagen Type 34 Karmann Ghia coupe, sold at $39,600 102 through, with a total net of $33.8 million. All 678 vehicles on offer were sold — a very impressive achievement. “We’re so appreciative of the consignors, bidders, sponsors and guests who played a role in the success of this fantastic event. Not only did we reach another important milestone with our first 100% no-reserve collector car and automobilia auction in nearly a decade, we hit a number of auction-sales records as well,” said CEO Craig Jackson. ♦ Sales Totals $30m $35m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV ENGLISH #134-2002 LOTUS ESPRIT V8 coupe. S/N SCCDC08232HA10431. Solar Yellow Metallic/black leather. Odo: 26,036 miles. Paint is covered with a clear bra on the nose, but still shows a black rub mark in center of front bumper. Black leather interior is piped in yellow, and shows minor wear on the seat bolsters. There is a yellow-painted insert in the center console around the shift boot. Factory alloy wheels show no signs of wear or damage. Cond: 2-. Corniche, but it was off market value by nearly $30k. Again, this may just be a correction. This was a fantastic buy for someone. GERMAN #709-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 121040109500399. Silver Gray clearcoat/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 57,227 miles. Paint has high gloss and looks to have been done with a sharp eye toward quality. Chrome shows some light buff marks, with trim atop the windshield beginning to show very light pitting. Stainless also shows buff marks and some minimal patina. Interior presents well, as both seats and door cards appear fresh. Gauges are beginning to show signs of age. Hard top is included in the sale. Cond: 2. and backs. Floors are covered in rubber mats, but freshly painted beneath. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,100. Speaking with the owner and restorer of the pickup, I found he had dragged this one home two years ago. The work here was solid, with obvious care in craftsmanship. The owner took great pride in showing me all the little touches he had done along the way. With 23- and 21-window variants absolutely out of touch, this one was a cool way to stand apart from the crowd without having to involve your mortgage banker. A solid buy. SOLD AT $48,400. As a smaller manufacturer, Lotus often had to source some of their components from others. As a result, the transmission used in the Esprit came from Renault. It was robust enough to contend with the 4-cylinder turbo engines, but when Lotus built the V8 turbo, the fragile second gear was revealed. As a result, there are now a number of aftermarket companies that specialize in addressing the Esprit V8’s Achilles heel. Anyone considering an Esprit V8 would want to consider this modification. Given the full price paid for this example, little room was left to finance this mod—no mention one way or the other in the auction description, so best to assume it hasn’t happened yet. #772-2002 ROLLS-ROYCE COR- NICHE convertible. S/N SCAZK28E82CX02041. Black/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 1,900 miles. Stunning, glossy black paint presents beautifully, with only a few light swirl marks to detract. Light buff marks on the stainless rear-deck surround. Black leather shows light creasing at the driver’s side seat bolster, small impressions left by the soft top when in the raised position. Cond: 2+. #447-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304212016426. Light Ivory/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 21,435 miles. Equipped with power steering, brakes, a/c. Paint looks to have been well prepped and executed. Color-matched hubcaps have small scratches. Chrome bumpers have light pitting, buff marks. Stainless trim around the convertible decklid is scuffed and scratched. Chrome trim at the decklid latch is scratched, shows light pitting. Door sills are scuffed, dirty. Seatcover piping is wavy at the seat backs. Convertible-top headliner is dirty. A little detailing would go a long way. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $95,700. Last seen at the BarrettJackson Las Vegas sale in September 2018, where it sold for $115,500 (SCM# 6878970). What a difference a year made, with the sale price dropping $20k. SCM Pocket Price Guide median value grew from $113.5k to $115.5k, with the $1,500 add for the hard top remaining static. Perhaps there is more apprehension in this segment of the market than others. #687.1-1965 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER double-cab pickup. S/N 265040436. Velvet Green/Salt & Pepper cloth, gray vinyl. Odo: 1,378 miles. A freshly finished restoration of a solid DoKa (DoppelKabine or double-cab) pickup. Two-year-only shade of Velvet Green paint has had good prep, showing only minor orange peel. Bed is covered with a canvas-and-leather cover over oak bows on a metal frame. Truck bed has oak strips applied with double-sided tape to avoid putting screw holes in the metal. Glass scratched on driver’s side door sliding window. Spotless engine bay houses a 1,776-cc flat 4 running through a Freeway Flyer 4-speed. New interior buckets covered in a salt-and-pepper tweed fabric, with vinyl sides SOLD AT $47,300. Last seen in January 2018 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale, where it traded hands for $59,400 (SCM# 6863035). After a meteoric post-recession run-up, Pagoda SLs have experienced a softening market of late. This copy sold in 2015 for $68,200 (SCM# 6796482). This may have been just part of a broader market correction, or it could have been indicative of something more. Time will tell. #801-1968 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA coupe. S/N 348050177. Lotus White & black/red vinyl. Odo: 63,889 miles. Shiny Lotus White body with black roof presents well. Brightwork is shiny, but likely original. Chrome shows light patina. A couple of small chips are present at the trailing edge of the passenger’s door. Seats and door cards appear to have been recently re-covered, but the balance of the interior shows light fading. Engine SOLD AT $161,700. This Corniche was the ninth of the final 56 to be built at the Rolls Crewe factory. It was obviously a special automobile, and was beautiful in the flesh. Before I checked values, I thought $161k was going to be huge money for a 17-year-old 104 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV bay is tidy, correct. Hubcaps are shiny, tires are new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $39,600. The big Karmann or European Ghia. Last seen at the September 2018 Saratoga Auto Auction in Saratoga Springs, NY, where it didn’t sell at a high bid of $45k. These Type 34s are rare for VWs, seldom seen at auction. The recipient of styling by Ghia, just like its smaller and better-known stablemate the Type 14, these were nearly twice the cost of a Beetle when new. With the price dropping $10k in just over a year, it seems someone left with a clean, rare Volkswagen at a decent price. (See profile, p. 78.) #471-2001 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WP0AB29981S687911. Polar Silver/ Metropol Blue leather. Odo: 49,415 miles. Metallic paint is protected on the nose and rear-view mirrors with a clear bra. Said bra has a few scuff marks on passenger’s side of the nose, but those did not penetrate to the paint. Driver’s side seat bolster shows minor wear—less than what I would expect with the miles shown. Factory turbo-twist wheels are all free of damage. Engine bay is tidy, correct. Cond: 2. performance car such as this would seem to some as sacrilege, but living with it as a daily driver seems perfectly sensible. Long lamented by purists for being the first of the watercooled 911s, and hated for the “fried-egg” headlights, the 996 is a bit of a performance bargain. As 996 Turbo values have begun to creep up, this seemed like a decent buy. #771-2011 MERCEDES-BENZ SLS AMG coupe. S/N WDDRJ7HA3BA004718. Alubeam Silver Metallic/Classic Red leather. Odo: 16,000 miles. Clear bra is hazy and faded, making the paint look dull. There is a large blemish on the hood about half the size of a dime, as well as an assortment of other scuff marks. Rear-view mirrors are also covered in the same faded clear-bra material, and look dull. Panel gaps are consistent all around. Wheels are in good nick. Seat bolsters show creasing and minor wear. Cond: 3+. of which fewer than 200 were imported into the U.S. One could be forgiven for wondering if these might become the next Fiat Jolly. #689-1999 FERRARI 360 Modena coupe. S/N ZFFYR51A5X0118876. Rosso Corsa/tan & black Daytona leather. Odo: 6,600 miles. In traditional Ferrari colors. Paint shows light swirl, with a scuff mark across the leading edge of the hood on driver’s side. Headlight covers are showing the first signs of haze. Seat bolsters show little wear, commensurate with the low miles. Wheels are all free from rash. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $51,700. The secret seems to have gotten out about 996 911 Turbos, as prices are creeping up. Objections from the more snobbish types have died down as others have discovered the performance bargain in these Porsches. A couple of years from now, this price may look like a downright steal, especially for a car with the desirable 6-speed manual transmission. #645.1-2002 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WP0AB29942S686045. Speed Yellow/black leather. Odo: 48,757 miles. Stunning paint has minor chips on the nose that appear to have been professionally touched up. Aftermarket HRE wheels pair with it well and are in good nick. Glass shows no chips or nicks. Black leather GT3 seats show minor wear on their high bolsters. Yellow seat belts complement the seats. Engine bay is clean and correct. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $128,700. This seemed to be another in a fairly long list of high-end cars that sold for well below market value. Is it possible this is an indication of something larger looming on the horizon? Or is this simply a market correction that is overdue? ITALIAN #509-1959 AUTOBIANCHI BIANCHINA Trasformabile. S/N 110B014779. Red & black/black canvas/red & white vinyl & cloth. Odo: 24,782 miles. A decent-quality restoration on an undeniably cute little car. Chrome appears to have been refinished, with some minor buff marks. Paint presents well, with decent prep and execution. Red-andwhite vinyl and cloth interior shows next to no wear, with only minor creasing present. Engine bay is clean, nicely detailed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $82,500. Along with the 430, the 360 was one of the more practical Ferraris, one that you could conceivably drive every day. Powered by a 395-hp, 3.6-liter V8, the Modena was both larger and lighter than the 355 it replaced. The Modena was considered by many to be the first “reliable” Ferrari— that’s perhaps out of touch, but some reputations are hard to shed. This example, with fewer than 7k on the clock, was nearly new, and thus a relative bargain at market value. BEST BUY #762-2008 FERRARI 599 GTB Fiorano coupe. S/N ZFFFC60A480159596. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 7,380 miles. Another case of no clear bra resulting in a handful of pock marks and road rash littering the otherwise beautiful red finish. Glass is clear, without road pepper. Driver’s seat bolster shows minimal signs of wear on the red piping. Wheels are as-new. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $60,500. Having an automatic in a 106 SOLD AT $27,500. The Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformabile was produced from 1959 to 1961. Only 1,500 of the Trasformabiles were built (the Trasformabile has the center convertible roof with solid side pillars), SOLD AT $106,700. The 599 GTB Fiorano was the direct replacement for the 575 Maranello, and was introduced as a 2007 model. It was one of the few cars to produce more than 100 hp/liter without the use of forced induction. Prices for the 599 have been strong in the past, but this example fell well short of the $170k market value, and without the benefit of a reserve, traded hands at quite a discount. Well bought indeed. #761-2012 FERRARI FF Shooting Brake. S/N ZFF73SKA2C0183060. Grigio Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV Metallic/Cuoio leather. Odo: 18,936 miles. Paint is marred only by a single chip on the hood half the size of a fingernail. Driver’s side seat bolster shows wear, and there are some small stains on the leather door card. There are some minor stains on the carpet. Wheels are free from damage. Glass is clear, without pepper. Cond: 2-. Perseus leather. Odo: 15,346 miles. Paint presents as-new, with a clear bra preventing marks, pepper or defects of any kind. All glass is clear, free from marks. Panel gaps are consistent throughout, something that wasn’t always a Lambo trait. Wheels are rash-free. Driver’s side seat bolster shows minor wear on the red piping. Cond: 2. should be. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $126,500. Introduced at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the FF is Ferrari’s 4-passenger, 4-wheel-drive grand tourer. Producing 651 hp from a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12, it was Ferrari’s largest engine ever in a road car. This was another example of a Ferrari GT car selling at the low end of the market. With an original MSRP starting at $295k, this FF has depreciated like a rock. Some of that could have been written off to condition, but a more likely explanation is that GT cars don’t seem to hold their value as well. #746-2013 FERRARI 458 Spider. S/N ZFF68NHA6D0190827. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 10,608 miles. Well equipped with front suspension lift, advanced front-light system, electric Daytona-style seats, sport exhaust and more. Surprisingly, this 458 has not had a clear bra applied to the hood—a rarity on cars like this. As a result, the red paint is marred by road rash, with multiple nicks and chips present. Driver’s outside seat bolster shows a dark wear spot. Factory wheels are in good condition. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $110,000. Recently replaced by the Lamborghini Huracán, the Gallardo now represents a bit of a bargain in supercars. This sale was spot-on price-wise, proving the continuing attraction for entry-level Lambos. If you can suffer through with just 543 hp at your disposal, you can have amazing performance for discount prices. #749-2019 FERRARI 488 Spider. S/N ZFF80AMA0K0238432. Nero/black leather. Odo: 95 miles. Absolutely as-new, with only 95 miles on the clock. Heavily optioned with SCM3 magnetic suspension damping, Carbon Fiber package, Alcantara door panels and lower dash, and red calipers. Paint is spotless, without a rock chip or bug splat to be found. Wheels show no rash or wear. Glass is crystal clear. The black leather quilted interior, offset by bright red stitching, is similarly wear-free. Engine bay is spotless. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $37,400. One of two ultra-low-mile Honda S2000s at this sale. Demand for these wonderfully balanced cars is still high, and finding one with low miles is a bit of a trick. Given the scarcity of supply, market forces push the price for prime examples higher. This copy sold well beyond price-guide value of $22,000. Well sold. #695-2005 ACURA NSX-T coupe. S/N JH4NA21635S000182. Berlina Black/black leather. Odo: 36,334 miles. One of only 43 in Berlina Black over black leather built in 2005. Glossy paint shows minor peppering on the nose and light buffer swirl throughout. Panel gaps are consistent throughout. Seat bolsters show some creasing, but no real wear. Wheels are all in good condition, free from damage. Engine bay is clean, correct. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $330,000. The stunning replacement for the 430, the 458 made its debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Generating 570 hp from a naturally aspirated 4.5-liter V8, the 458 was a leap forward in performance. The 458 resale values have remained strong. In this case, a roster of desirable options may have been what helped drive the sale price far beyond book value and condition. Well sold. #711-2014 LAMBORGHINI GAL- LARDO LP550-2 coupe. S/N ZHWGU5BZXELA13849. Bianco Monocerus/Nero 108 SOLD AT $368,500. Right time, right place, as this 488 is the second-most-expensive 488 to ever cross the block, at $368,500. RM Sotheby’s sold one in Monterey, a 488 GTB 70th Anniversary coupe for $428,500. Unfortunately for the new owner, this will likely be an impossible feat to repeat any time soon. JAPANESE #415-2005 HONDA S2000 convertible. S/N JHMAP21465S003458. Berlina Black/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 4,500 miles. Paint reveals very minor blemishes on nose. Driver’s side seat bolster and piping show wear from ingress/egress. Black canvas top shows no fading, indicating indoor storage. Wheels are in good shape. Engine bay is as it SOLD AT $80,300. Acura’s answer to a reliable exotic, the NSX debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show as a 1990 model. Initially built with a 3.0-liter V6 producing 270 hp, displacement increased to 3.2 liters in 1997, bumping power to 290 hp. When collector-car values took off after the recession, NSX prices began to climb. This one sold significantly below median value of $108,500. Very well bought. #388-2008 HONDA S2000 convertible. S/N JHMAP21448S000529. Rio Yellow Pearl/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 2,045 miles. This example, with just over 2k miles from new, could scarcely be told from one fresh off the assembly line. Paint presents well, with almost no indication of use. Black leather interior is as-new. Black convertible top is free from wear or fading. Wheels are all rash-free. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $47,300. 2008 marked the penultimate year for S2000 production, with 2,538 copies finding their way to American customers. With a cult-like following, it is difficult to find low-mile examples like this one. With fixed supply and continuing Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV allowed the 810 to sit much lower, dispensing with the need for running boards. This one was beautifully turned out. Unfortunately for the seller, it crossed the block far below median value. #31-1958 NASH METROPOLITAN Se- demand, unmodified, unused copies can command a massive premium. This one sold for more than double book value. Well sold. AMERICAN #750-1936 CORD 810 Sportsman con- vertible. S/N 2057H. Cool Orchard Green/ Tobacco Brown leather. Odo: 2,466 miles. Claimed $450k restoration with documentation. Cool Orchard Green paint has been done to a high standard. Chrome and stainless have both been beautifully refinished. Engine bay appears to have a length of dryer exhaust hose running from up by the carb down along the passenger’s side of the firewall. Fitted with a replacement Lycoming engine block; original engine block is included in the sale. Brown ries III coupe. S/N E43181. Sunburst Yellow & Frost White/yellow & white vinyl. Odo: 33,329 miles. 91-ci I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. A fresh restoration done to a decent standard. Sunburst Yellow and Frost White paint shows considerable prep and solid execution. There is a hairline crack coming down from the driver’s side turn signal down behind the front bumper. Chrome bumpers look to have been recently refinished. Stainless trim is nicely polished. Black dash has been well refreshed. Yellowand-white vinyl interior is as-new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $110,000. Notoriously complex and difficult to maintain, these are special cars that required knowledgable mechanics and considerable investment to keep running well. A quality restoration on one would be a massive undertaking. This was a good restoration, but there were a few glaring oversights. Not sure what drove the price on this to double market value, but sometimes it just takes two guys who are both convinced they have to have the same car. Very well sold. BEST BUY #145-1965 BUICK RIVIERA 2-dr hard top. S/N 494475H930935. Sahara Mist/Saddle vinyl. Odo: 21,000 SOLD AT $18,150. The Metropolitan was sold as a Nash, a Hudson (after the two companies merged), and later as its own standalone brand. It was sold in the U.S., as well as in the United Kingdom. The coupe variants typically sell for about half what the convertibles do. The sale price here was double book value, and indicative of the restoration standard. The seller likely had every penny of the sale price and more in the restoration. #791.1-1961 LINCOLN CONTINEN- leather bench seats show only minor wrinkling, with no real signs of wear. Machineturned dash is stunning. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $115,500. Introduced in 1936, the Cord 810 featured a number of firsts for an American car. It was the first to have both front-wheel drive and independent front suspension. It was the first car to offer hidden headlights. Repositioning the transmission in front of the engine TAL 4-dr convertible. S/N 1Y86H423956. Presidential Black/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 2,893 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Glossy paint shows light swirl marks. Large water spot on rear decklid. Dash leather on both driver’s and passenger’s sides is cracked. Seat leather looks new, with no wear. Chrome and stainless present well. Engine compartment is a morass of hoses and wires, but clean. Cond: 2-. miles. 425-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint, likely original, has lost some of its luster, but is still decent enough for driver quality. Stainlesssteel trim could benefit from a bit of polishing, and there is a dimple in the trim at the driver’s side door. Chrome is holding up well, with very minimal patina. Engine bay has correct components and is mostly clean. Saddle vinyl interior shows well, with little wear present. Interior does not show significant fading. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,100. Last seen at the McCormick’s Palm Springs, CA, sale in February of 2006, where it changed hands for $27,563 (SCM# 1565663). This was the final year of this body style, which was built for only three years. Values on these were $10k above the high bid. With fewer miles on it than a soccer mom drives in two years, and overall condition more than acceptable, this sale price was a fair bargain. With that kind of latitude, you could drive this and enjoy it, and likely sell it in a few years for a tidy profit. Well bought. #53-1983 AVANTI II 2-dr hard top. S/N 12AAV1234C1003558. Avanti Black/tan leather. Odo: 88,279 miles. 305-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Glossy black paint looks great from a few paces, but closer inspection shows checking. A two-inch-long scratch on the passenger’s side front fender has been touched up. Chrome bumpers still present well. Interior features a wood-rimmed MOMO steering wheel. Driver’s seat bolster shows wear from 110 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV Market Moment Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson 1999 Mazda Miata Hellcat Sold at $36,300 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, October 3, 2019, Lot 149 Chassis number: JM1NB353X0130824 “We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.”* H eaded to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, specifically to watch the sale of an insane beast of a machine, a 1999 Mazda Miata that some crazed tire-smoke junkie gutted and then stuffed with a 6.8-liter, 707-horsepower Hellcat engine. “I tell you, my man, this is the American dream in action!” It is a project car, a fever dream, created by a twisted, talented loon named Stephen Crapps, no lie. His YouTube alias is KARR. Finding himself with a crashed Hellcat, chassis too twisted to fix, he decided using the mutant Chrysler lump in a Dr. FrankenCrapps transplant was just the ticket. An NB Miata became the Hell Kitty. What kind of person would do this? “Are you kidding? Man, I know these people in my goddamn blood!” Away from the raised-pinkie, tea-drinking collector-car cocoon, there is another entire genera- tion of guys cranking out high-horsepower insanity, a new generation of Ed Roths, sculpting in tire smoke and insane laughter. Crapps added a 6-speed Tremec manual tranny to the Hellcat motor, so he can spin the tires in all six gears. He bolted in an 8.8-inch Ford rear end, then welded up the differential, because who needs finesse when pure Hoonage wheel spin is the entire goal — one last raised middle finger to the American Dream. In Tangelo Orange, with parts of the hood cut away to fit the engine, it’s “one of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.” Knowing this gut-punch automotive experiment would understeer like a car ferry in a crosswind, Crapps put a beefy suspension under the skin, plus the biggest Wilwood brakes he could find. Since “journalism is not a profession or trade. It is a cheap catchall for fuckoffs and misfits,” especially automotive journalism, we won’t try to describe all the insanity that went into the car. But head to YouTube, search for KARR Hell Kitty Miata and the entire saga is well documented — a nightmare image hard to erase. “We’d be fools not to ride this strange torpedo all the way out to the end.” At least that was the buzz in the what-happens-in-Vegas, lawless land of misfit toys, bottle-service horror show auction room when Hell Kitty hit the stage. It turns out this ride cost $36,300 at hammer time. One of a kind. Nothing like it. A symbolic rocketship to the end of the line. But, Lord help me, what does it all mean? “No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.” — Mark Wigginton *(All quotes from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson.) 112 SOLD AT $270,000. One of the common traits of the Ford GT is that few of them are driven with any frequency. It is far more common to see them with a few hundred miles on them than several thousand. This example, owned by Ford since new, was used for promotions, product development, events, media drives, etc. It still wore a modified supercharger which bumped output over 700 hp. Of the 23,000-plus miles on the clock, it didn’t look like any of them had been easy. Charity car with no buyer’s premium and all proceeds going to JDRF, a nonprofit funding diabetes research. © Sports Car Market ingress/egress. Wood dash has some small cracks at gauges. Engine bay is clean, but not tidy, with wires and hoses aplenty. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,200. Last seen at Leake’s Tulsa sale in June of this year, where it failed to find new ownership at a $11,500 high bid (SCM# 6905911). I have run into this car at several auctions over the past couple of years, and it has become a little like seeing an old friend. There aren’t that many Avanti IIs in the wild, and it had become fun to see this one. After Studebaker closed its doors, the Avanti manufacturing rights were sold to the Altman brothers and Leo Newman, Indiana Studebaker dealers. The Avanti, and later Avanti II, were produced by several different parties over the years, in differing trims and powertrains. The price offered here was right where it should have been. #3002-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90SX5Y400044. Centennial White clearcoat/black leather. Odo: 23,709 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Paint on the hood has seen some hard use, with plentiful swirl marks, light scratches and general abuse. Headlight covers are beginning to haze. Side air intakes have lots of nicks and chips. Rear engine cover no longer fits properly, with massive gaps all the way around. Seat bolsters are worn from use. This thing has been ridden hard and put away wet. Cond: 3-.


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Bonhams — Goodwood Revival 2019 Said to be the only survivor of three Atalante-bodied Type 57 Bugattis, the top lot sold for almost $1.9m Company Bonhams Date September 14, 2019 Location Chichester, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 73/105 Sales rate 70% Sales total $11,252,817 High sale 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante coupe, sold at $1,866,915 Buyer’s premium Pride of the late Barry Burnett Collection — 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante coupe, sold at $1,866,915 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics W ith the DB4GT sold immediately before the auction and the 2018 Ford GT withdrawn to fight another day, it was left to the ex- Barry Burnett Bugatti Type 57 Atalante to carry the torch for the highest bid. It fetched the right money, which must have been a relief, as the rest of the sale was an object lesson in August 2019 valuations, sold or unsold. Next down was the rebodied 1939 Alfa 6 acted an offer before the sale that the owner couldn’t resist, presumably close to the 2m/$2.75m lower estimate. Sure money today is better than a “maybe” tomorrow; ough this one was unlikely not to have sold. Post-sale deals boosted the numbers: I was surprised that $85k was not enough for a Chichester, U.K. 2300B Spider at $508k, with a driver-quality DB4, pedaled to the sale from Sweden, at $329,418. The Daytona reached $539k post-sale (see the profile in December 2019, p. 70), this month’s price for a six-light Boxer (365 GT4) is $308k, and $72k for a 4-speed Porsche 930, while the market now sees a DB6 Mk II Volante as worth $925,362. Other soundings were $243,484 (sold) for a 1924 Bentley 3 Litre and $535k (“just missed it”) for a very original 1929 4½, the only one left with its original Harrison body. The Banksy-artworked Volvo truck, tipped to go over £1m ($1.245m), stalled at $1.146m. And 9 VPD, one of Jaguar’s first Works racers, though now presented in very different semi-lightweight form, was talked up to only $473k against an ask of $750k. The DB4GT was one of 45 right-handers that had been run for a time by Donald Campbell as a demonstrator and 114 60 Corvette, even though it was in exceptional condition, with a 4-speed, and later t was declared sold at $92,369. Similarly, £125k/$156k should have been enough to have bought the ex-Jack Sears XK 120 coupe racer…which it was, later converted to a post-sale deal at £133,333/$166,058, and a 1979 Aston Martin V8 Volante that stalled at £80k/$99,639 later appeared in the results at $103,790 — a bargain even in today’s terms. There’s always diversity here. A nicely restored 1960 Lamborghini DL20 tractor, Ferruccio’s favorite, took a strong $29,361, and in today’s market $31,509 was healthy money for a 1944 Willys Jeep; a Ford example from the same year did not sell on the day, but looked a great post-sale deal at $17,778. Rarely seen in the U.K., a Hoss Fly SBC-powered barstool fetched an over-estimate $10,975, which is approximately two-thirds the new cost in the U.S. Before the sale proper started, a 1961 Cooper T55 F1/Tasman car, which won first time out in 1961 driven by Jack Brabham, was auctioned to raise money for Jackie Stewart’s charity Race Against Dementia. After being introduced by Sir Jackie himself and offered at no reserve, it fetched approximately twice its estimate at $304,354. ♦ Sales Totals $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 15% on first $62,272; 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.80) Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. ENGLISH #262-1915 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Silver Ghost tourer. S/N 6AD. White & aluminum/ black leather. RHD. Originally designated as an HJ Mulliner tourer; likely served as a Royal Navy ambulance before being rebodied as a saloon circa 1919. Restored in the late 1960s/early 1970s with replica LondonEdinburgh body. This replica Alpine Eagle body fitted in ’90s. Retrofitted with brake front axle and servo gearbox by the factory in 1924, but both are now missing. SRN amended catalog notes to suggest “car may still contain some post World War I Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost components” and “engine is of the correct type but is stamped “M” rather than the usual engine number.” Cond: 2-. #209-1931 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP Shooting Brake. S/N GNS45. Green & timber/ black leather. RHD. Originally a Barker landaulet, converted to a station wagon (or shooting brake, as we Brits had it then) by James Young in 1942. All holding up well, although positioning of Barker dipping headlights makes the frontal proportions a bit odd. Nice plating to radiator shell. Timber good, with some flaking varnish. Nicely patinated leather in rear, recent new leather in front. Now with flashing indicators and “Mickey Mouse ear” repeaters on roof. Last used in 2016, although started first time when shown a fresh battery. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $166,058. Owned and raced by Jack Sears in the 1954 season, but it was a lighter color then. Bought by vendor at a Coys auction in London in 2003 for £34,111 (~$54k). Earlier in 2019 advertised for sale by CKL Developments, whose founder, Chris Keith-Lucas, raced it in the Fordwater Trophy at the Goodwood Revival in 2018 (14th). Not sold off the rostrum at £125k ($156k) bid— 20% under lower estimate—but later declared sold at £133,333 in a post-auction deal. Fair price considering the history. If you weren’t too bothered about that, later in the sale there was the 1952 120 coupe (S680335) in a very yellow yellow, hot-rodded as a fast road/rally car by John May’s XK Developments for Peter Agg, that sold for $121,742. #202-1958 AUSTIN A35 HRDC racer. S/N 001. Blue/black cloth. RHD. Prototype Academy racer built to strict “control” formula, all with sealed engines from the same builder and running on the same tires. Good all around, in usual used-racer condition, having been pedaled by a multitude of drivers, its track record including two Goodwood Revivals. (The 2016 St. Mary’s Trophy was a gridfull of these.) Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $329,419. So, it’s a bitsa, but no harm in that, as very few survive in their original form. Money paid was quite healthy if you compare it with the 1921 Silver Ghost with replica Alpine Eagle coachwork that sold for $289k at Bonhams’ Festival of Speed sale in July (SCM# 6906862) and $351k at Olympia the previous December (SCM# 6887636). #229-1924 BENTLEY 3 LITRE tourer. S/N 365. Green/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 52,940 miles. Supplied new to Australia and bodied there. Updated with four-wheel brakes in 1925 following collision with a tram in Melbourne. Still with original body—surviving very well. Fair, usable order all around. Leather now with nice patina. Flashing indicators and extra driving lights now fitted. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $42,968. As seen at Bonhams’ Members’ Meeting sale (April 7, SCM# 6897986), when it fetched $66,140, having hammered 10% over estimate. Owned new by American banker J. Pierpont Morgan II while in London until 1942, when it was rebodied. Conversion to a commercial or dual-purpose vehicle was one way around petrol shortages in WWII, as they attracted an extra fuel allowance. Repurchased by the family of the second owner in late ’90s. $66k was a good price for a 20/25 wagon in April; this time just reached lower estimate. Still fairly good money for a 20/25 in this recalibrated era of Brexit, but the short-term owner lost at least $20k in six months once you take premiums into account. #247-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 coupe. S/N S669125. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 465 miles. Good older restoration of racer. Pretty good door fit for an XK. A few chips in likely original dash veneer. Left front bumper a little droopy, rear light plinths not pitted. Two-inch sand-cast SUs. Still with tow eyes, extinguisher, harness eyes, rear rain light and electrical cut-offs for racing, but no roll cage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,942. Being sold by “international best-selling crime novelist” Peter James. Nope, me neither...but he’s owned and raced it since 2016. Offered at no reserve against a £14k–£18k ($17k–$22k) estimate, but sold some way over that. As is ever the way with competition cars, it’s still less than it would cost to build a new one. #246-1959 AUSTIN MINI 2-dr sedan. S/N AA2S73608. Red/red & gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 57,111 miles. Very original, from two months into production. Restored and repainted from a surface-rusted barn find, but all SOLD AT $243,484. Returned to the U.K. in 2004, when the previous owner visited Scotland with the car and sold it there. Fair price for an attractive and usable car, hammered (in the room) £10k ($12k) behind lower estimate. 116 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. panels claimed to be factory. New rear subframe. Original seat vinyl, repro carpets, door trim and headlining. Strangely, it was drained of fluids after restoration, as the owner had no intention of using it. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $35,806. Bought from Bonhams’ Beaulieu sale in 2017 for $24,565, three times its estimate (SCM# 6847595), having been laid up 43 years earlier. That was for replacement of the rear subframe (a consumable item on a Mini), which never happened. Although values have fallen back slightly as the fever of Issigonis’ tiny wonder reaching 60 has waned towards the end of its anniversary year, this is the right sort of money for an early, original car. #298-1959 JAGUAR MK I 3.4 saloon. S/N S990633DN. Green/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 38,285 miles. Nicely restored Mk I by Guy Broad, finished as an “evocation” of Mike Hawthorn’s tweaked 3.4 in which Britain’s first F1 Champion lost his life on the A3 near his home in Farnham in 1959. Straight body, nice paint, interior left nicely patinated, with replica Tourist Trophy Garage enamel badge on the glovebox lid, although there are a few deviations from the original: It should really have a four-spoke steering wheel instead of the nice Moto-Lita fitted, the interior should really be green, and there’s powerassisted rack-and-pinion steering. Registration is a tribute to Hawthorn’s VDU 881. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $329,419. U.K. supplied, exported to Holland 2004. In this ownership since 2007; driven to the sale from Scandinavia. Bidding stalled a bit followed by lots of haggling around the £220k ($274k) mark, eventually hammered for £230k ($286k). Fair price for an honest old thing. #241-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT coupe. S/N DB4GT0161R. Green/black leather. RHD. Fair order, older (2001) restoration (by Roos in Switzerland) and paint. Originally Dubonnet. Leather presumably dates from this time. Not the straightest of panels, but shows a nice patina, as it would have as a working racer in period. Not the original motor; uses 370/0182/GT, a race unit that was originally in 1 VEV. Not U.K. registered, but original number should hams Chichester, U.K. panels claimed to be factory. New rear sub- frame. Original seat vinyl, repro carpets, door trim and headlining. Strangely, it was drained of fluids after restoration, as the owner had no intention of using it. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $35,806. Bought from Bonhams’ Beaulieu sale in 2017 for $24,565, three times its estimate (SCM# 6847595), having been laid up 43 years earlier. That was for replacement of the rear subframe (a consumable item on a Mini), which never happened. Although values have fallen back slightly as the fever of Issigonis’ tiny wonder reaching 60 has waned towards the end of its anniversary year, this is the right sort of money for an early, original car. #298-1959 JAGUAR MK I 3.4 saloon. S/N S990633DN. Green/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 38,285 miles. Nicely restored Mk I by Guy Broad, finished as an “evocation” of Mike Hawthorn’s tweaked 3.4 in which Brit- ain’s first F1 Champion lost his life on the A3 near his home in Farnham in 1959. Straight body, nice paint, interior left nicely patinated, with replica Tourist Trophy Garage enamel badge on the glovebox lid, although there are a few deviations from the original: It should really have a four-spoke steering wheel in- stead of the nice Moto-Lita fitted, the interior should really be green, and there’s power- assisted rack-and-pinion steering. Registration is a tribute to Hawthorn’s VDU 881. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $329,419. U.K. supplied, exported to Holland 2004. In this ownership since 2007; driven to the sale from Scandinavia. Bidding stalled a bit followed by lots of hag- gling around the £220k ($274k) mark, eventu- ally hammered for £230k ($286k). Fair price for an honest old thing. #241-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT coupe. S/N DB4GT0161R. Green/black leather. RHD. Fair order, older (2001) restoration (by Roos in Switzer- land) and paint. Originally Dubonnet. Leather presumably dates from this time. Not the straightest of panels, but shows a nice patina, as it would have as a working racer in period. Not the original motor; uses 370/0182/GT, a race unit that was originally in 1 VEV. Not U.K. registered, but original number should TOP TOP 10 No. 4 with a 2.5-liter FPF. Cosmetically restored in 2014 but unrun since and some way off (belts, fuel tank, roll bar, etc.) race ready. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $304,354. T55 was an interim smaller car with 4-cylinder power, and six speeds rather than five, used before the new Coventry Climax V8s were ready. This car won the 1961 Aintree 200 first time out, with Brabham, in the wet (with Bruce McLaren 2nd in F11161). Has been owned by film director David Cronenberg. Sold in aid of Sir Jackie Stewart’s Race Against Dementia charity, offered at no reserve and went well over estimate. #253-1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SemiLightweight racer. S/N 850007. Metallic blue/black velour. RHD. 9 VPD, a famous old warhorse, one of the seven first E-types used for competition. Sister car to 4 WPD, although little of the original remains apart from the chassis plate. Good order for a racer. All the old parts taken off it are included. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $57,290. Mk I tag was only applied retrospectively when the Mk 2 appeared late in 1959; Jaguar always called it the 3.4 Saloon. Although hammered at the low estimate (very near the end of the sale when everyone was flagging a bit), strong money for a Mk I/Mk 2. You couldn’t replicate it for the price, so in that respect, and against a similar newly completed car that I drove recently asking £85k ($106k), looks good value. These things are proliferating like Eleanor Mustangs...and in the car park I spotted its doppelganger: the 3.4 rally car profiled in the July 2017 issue. #236-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 coupe. S/N DB4264R. Eng. # 370415. Silver/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 66,873 miles. In gooddriver order, older (2004) repaint still okay from five paces. Originally Sea Green, then blue. Body straight and outriggers solid, but fenders are steel, bumpers don’t all point quite in the same direction, and windscreen is chipped and scratched. Leather has nice patina. Said to have recent rebuild of factoryreplacement engine fitted in 1962. Cond: 3+. 118 SOLD AT $2,700,000. Works demonstrator: Much was made of Donald Campbell’s “ownership,” but he had lots of cars on loan from various manufacturers. Sold before the sale for an offer the German vendor of 28 years couldn’t refuse, presumably near the £2.2m ($2.7m) lower estimate, so we’ll estimate it sold at just below that. #200-1961 COOPER T55 F1 racer. S/N F11061. Green/black. MHD. One of two T55s slimlines built, driven in period for the Works by Jack Brabham as a 1.5-liter F1 car; also ran in Tasman series as a 2.5/2.7. Currently fitted NOT SOLD AT $473,267. No bids past £380k against a £600k–£750k ($747k–$934k) estimate. New FIA Lightweights are about £250k ($311k) and used ones can be bought for £150k ($187k) and upwards—though not the one offered at this sale (Lot 291), which stalled at £180k ($224k). Given how little of the original car remains (it really ought to be valued on the sum of its weapons-grade parts), a price tag near $1m looks hard to justify. #289-1961 MORRIS-COMMERCIAL FF K140 coach. S/N 5K1774A149674. Blue & white/blue vinyl. Originally a BMC Mobile Service Training Unit vehicle, built from 1959 on five-ton coach chassis, initially to provide mechanic training on the all-new front-wheeldrive Mini. Five-speed gearbox is backed up to 2-speed rear axle. 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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 1993–95 Mercedes-Benz E60 AMG Bonhams Chichester, U.K. six. Some of these were converted into rally and race-car transporters for the Comps Department. Sent to Canada in the early ’70s. Returned to the U.K. late ’90s and originally restored in red. Bought at auction in 2005; vendor bought it in 2015. The last one of these sold at auction (now with Cummins 6-liter power and modern 6-speed transmission, SCM# 6882167) fetched £64,400/$83,784 at Bonhams’ Revival sale September 2018. #233-1967 AUSTIN MINI Cooper S FIA Pros: Europe-only über hot rod made for two years. 6.0-L V8 engine made 375 hp/428 ftlb, 0–60 in 5.2 seconds and top speed of 175 mph. Special 17-inch alloy wheels, AMG suspension and AMG-tuned exhaust. Inside, Recaro sport seats give equal parts luxury and performance feel. Cons: Just 126 authentic E60 AMGs were made, of which 12 are the Limited Edition. Many E-Class cars were converted to E60 specs by AMG as an aftermarket update. Those are functionally identical but without the factory build code — check provenance carefully. Price range: $145k–$175k, plus import costs. 1994 BMW M3 GT Group 2 2-dr sedan. S/N 1005467. Red/black cloth. Good order for a racer, with Lucas slidethrottle injection on Arden eight-port head, aluminum doors, bonnet and bootlid, 12-inch wheels. Redlined at 8,500 rpm, so just as well it has a new forged crank.... Ultimate Group 2 road-racer spec is quite unusual when most FIA Minis are built to Appendix K (pre-’66 rules), but it has a home within Motor Racing Legends’ series, and can probably race at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting. Chassis number quoted as 1005467: a real LHD Austin Cooper S Mk I would start CA2S7L, and you can just about make that out (or something similar) in the photographs. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $925,362. Offered but not sold at $468,100 back at Bonhams’ May 2009 Aston Martin sale at Newport Pagnell (SCM# 1644343), when it had 50,335 miles. Owned since 2013 by Peter Phillips, owner of the Jones Bootmaker footwear retail chain, who died last year; one of 12 cars being dispersed from his collection. Sold at mid-estimate, which by today’s standards is going quite well. #271-1976 FORD ESCORT RS2000 Group 1 rally car. S/N GCATSL86849. White & red/black velour & vinyl. Rally car from new—good all around. Rebuilt to Group 1 spec in 2010. SRN on the windscreen said it had a “Heritage Shell,” which I’ve never heard of, although this was missing from the online catalog. English driver and navigator names on side windows, U.K. registered, FIA Historic Technical Passport good until 2025. Cond: 3+. Pros: Europe-only FIA GT racing homologation model. Just 356 were produced with a 3.0-liter S50 engine rated at 295 hp. Aluminum doors and an aero package were included, along with 17-inch wheels and race-inspired suspension. BMW made 306 in left-hand drive for Europe, and 50 right-side for the U.K. 171 mph top speed. Cons: The E36 M3 that came to America in 1995 is not as well loved as the prior E30 or later E46 M3. This one will look about the same, only with an aero kit. Price range: $60k–$80k, plus import costs. 1992–95 BMW M5 Touring SOLD AT $50,129. Delivered new to Denmark, built into a racer in 1990s. Won the 2015 Copenhagen GP under-1300-cc race. Offered at no reserve; sold mid-estimate for fair stock Cooper S Mk I money, or around the price of a used pre-’66 racer—at much less than it would cost to build again. #264-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Mk II Volante. S/N DB6MK2VC3754R. Midnight Blue/blue cloth/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 52,724 miles. One of 36 Mk II Volantes and nine with a ZF 5-speed, upgraded to Vantage spec by Works Service early in its life. Originally silver, then purple, painted again after 1998–99 restoration. Chassis and structure perfect, deep paint over straight body, unmarked leather, carpets look new. New stainless exhausts. Still got a little ripple in the left rear bumper. Cond: 2+. Pros: Just 891 of these high-speed station wagons were made for European sale. About 25 have already been imported into the United States. The 3.8-liter S38 engine made 335 horsepower. With a 6-speed manual gearbox, 0–60 time is estimated around 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 160 mph. Cons: Could be mistaken for an ordinary 5-Series wagon with some add-ons. Price range: $50k–$60k, plus import costs. ♦ 120 SOLD AT $60,155. Driven in period by Timo Mäkinen and other Flying Finns. Won Finnish Historic Rally Championship 2011 and 2012. A slightly odd one, as in its present spec it won’t be competitive on historic rallies, but changing it dilutes its historical value...which is maybe what kept the price down (the rally world doesn’t mind too much about reshells, as they’re a fact of life). Not sold on the day; later declared sold at £48,300, £20k ($25k) under the lower estimate. Probably correctly valued, and still much cheaper than building a new one. #267-1990 ASTON MARTIN V8 Vo- lante. S/N 15837. Green/black cloth/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 32,658 miles. Very late (last was 15849) Oscar India V8 with injection, essentially Prince of Wales spec (Vantage but without the chavvy bodykit) plus a few extras such as fitted luggage and raised-center armrest. This has Ronals and Vantage suspension but not the 400-hp Vantage engine. Very good overall, veneers all good, leather lightly worn on driver’s seat—especially the outer bolster. Incomplete chassis number quoted; Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. should start something like V8CFF or SCFCV8. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $179,032. Another from the collection of Peter Phillips, who bought it in 2010. Though a couple of years ago even average Volantes could be relied upon to hit £150k ($187k) all day long, in today’s market this very nice example was quite well sold. #299-2016 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 Heritage Hardtop SUV. S/N SALLDWNP7GA487032. Grasmere Green/cream fabric. RHD. Odo: 30 miles. One of 400, finished in a similar hue (sorry!) to the first Landie, plus a number plate with a knowing nod to both “HUE 166” and the last ever Landie Defender, produced 2016, which is registered H166 HUE. As-new with 30 miles; only deviation from factory is stainless door bolts. Cond: 1-. A kind of “poor man’s Bugatti,” in reality nearer to an Austin 7 Ulster or early MG Midget and more expensive than either. #218-1935 BUGATTI TYPE 57 Atalante coupe. S/N 57252. Black & Primrose/brown leather. RHD. Said to be the only survivor of three Atalante-bodied 57s. Good to very good all around; restored using new wings in early 2000s, now wearing the registration number once on Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Type 57S. Leather now slightly baggy. Overdrive fitted by Ivan Dutton Ltd. Cond: 2-. TOP 10 No. 7 ven into overmats. No telling if it was always this wheelbase. Later repainted (was blue) and chromed spears added to rear-wheel spats. Leather almost unworn. Now with twin carbs. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $508,451. Sold by RM in Arizona January 2013 for $440,000 (SCM# 5642340). First seen by SCM when RM sold the Gene Ponder Collection in April 2007, where it fetched a high $924,000 (SCM# 44884). Hammered £45k ($56k) under lower estimate, to the same bidder who bought the ’69 1750 Spider (Lot 234) for $33,658. SOLD AT $1,866,915. Pride of the collection of the late Barry Burnett, the first 28 of whose cars Bonhams sold in 2009, with six more in this auction; this one was acquired only a short time before his death. Sold on the phone at high estimate. SOLD AT $64,452. Just keeping tabs on where as-new run-out Landies are now. In 2016, lots of U.K. dealers bought one and sat on them, and they are gradually being released out of the woodwork and drip-fed into the market. Sold pretty much where expected, with winning bid matching lower estimate. FRENCH #287-1924 AMILCAR CGS roadster. S/N 261. Blue/blue leather. RHD. Restored in Switzerland, cycle wings fitted in the U.K. after 2017. Clean, straight and tidy. Nice engine-turned dash, leather doesn’t look very old. Original steel boattail and woodwork; according to catalog, diff “significantly updated to improve driveability” in an unspecified way. Engine last rebuilt in 2016. Cond: 3+. GERMAN #278-1988 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ93ZJS000542. Venetian Blue/ dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 88,747 miles. Recent restoration, glass-out repaint. Wheels refurbed, external rubbers and rear reflector look new, new factory exhaust. Seat leather is original and baggy and steering wheel worn shiny, though full service history said to back up relatively modest mileage. Cond: 2-. #203-1959 FIAT 1100 racer. S/N 103H773092. Blue/black & blue & white vinyl. RHD. Goodwood racer. Said to have a 1,500-cc engine instead of the original 43-hp 1089 (“Goodwood rules” generally allow for a 25% increase in capacity in the saloon-car classes, but this is pushing it a bit). Good all around. Looks the part with lots of negative camber on the front, side-exit exhaust, twin carbs and likely lightweight bumpers, but no information offered on exact spec or who built it. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $71,613. Offered but not sold at Bonhams’ Festival of Speed sale in July; this time no reserve and hammered £20k ($25k) behind the lower estimate. Correctly sold but looks like a bargain...at 2015 prices; these were $150k cars three years ago. ITALIAN SOLD AT $88,800. Came to the U.K. in 2017. 122 #237-1939 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300 B short-chassis spider. S/N 813219. Maroon/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 49,529 km. Rebodied in the style of Touring in the ’80s. Still presents excellently, including Touring logos wo- SOLD AT $17,187. Originally supplied to South Africa. Thought to be the only one in the U.K., and has been for sale for past couple of years at a Sussex dealer not very far from Goodwood. Even less money than the A35 Academy racer (Lot 202), and offered from the same vendor. Cheap for an entry to a possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. (Okay, full disclosure: I’ve taken part in the St. Mary’s Trophy race, finishing one from dead last, and just being there is an experience to remember.) #276-1970 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 coupe. S/N 13435. Blue/beige & black leather. RHD. Plexi Daytona, repainted, fairly original apart from the usual nine-inch (Boxer) rear wheels. Delivered new to the British School of Motoring for use on its High Performance Course. With Ferrari Classiche certification. Cond: 2-. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. drove it in September 2018, the dealer’s asking price was £289k ($380k), but one year later it was hammered £20k ($25k) behind the £200k ($249k) lower estimate, which is right in today’s market. #227-2004 FERRARI 575M Maranello SOLD AT $538,653. In Australia 1974–2013. Not sold at $673k in RM Sotheby’s Battersea, London, sale in September 2018 (SCM# 6881365), and after that not sold at Bonhams New Bond Street London later in December 2018 at $625k (SCM# 6884138). Unsold on the day, at an apparent top bid of £400k ($498k), which was “very close; do have a word with us afterwards and we’ll see if we can get that sold.” Later declared sold at £432,500...which, if the full 15% buyer’s premium was charged, equates to a top bid of £376k ($468k). Cheapest Daytona at auction for a very long while, but at least it sold, unlike two offered in Warwickshire a week later. #285-1988 LAMBORGHINI COUN- TACH LP5000 QV coupe. S/N ZA9CA05A8JLA12269. White/black leather. Odo: 34,395 km. Good order, although restored to Euro spec from a Federal car, which involved a repaint in original color after removing the side repeaters. Leather lightly creased, with the rest of interior pretty good. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $92,369. One of six U.K. cars with the HGTC package. Sold by Bonhams for £124,700/$166,817 at Olympia in December 2018 (SCM# 6856451), which we considered low. Unsold here off the rostrum as £75k was “not enough,” but later declared a done deal at £74,166 all in...which translates to a bid of £64,500/$80,331—assuming full 15% premium was paid. That makes this the cheapest 575M we’ve seen at auction so far, losing £50k/$74k, or 40%, in less than a year. SWEDISH #212-1988 VOLVO FL6 Turbo Zone cur- SOLD AT $257,806. Bought from Bonhams’ Scottsdale sale in 2016 for $297,000 with 34,300 km (SCM# 6798522), subsequently offered for sale at a London dealer. When I tainsider. S/N YB1E6A4AOJB422208. Black/ gray vinyl. RHD. Entitled Turbo Zone Truck (Laugh Now, But One Day We’ll Be In Charge). Apparently still a runner, but never mind the truck, a Volvo 16-tonner: It’s the canvas for an early work by Banksy, the cel- HGTC coupe. S/N ZFFBT55C000138466. Rosso Corsa/black leather. RHD. Odo: 24,000 miles. Good and well kept “modern-day Daytona,” with Handling GTC package, which brings with it 19-inch wheels, Brembo brakes and snappier ECU. Last cam-belt change in December 2018. With books, tools and still with the Ferrari torch. Cond: 2-. ebrated artist (or not, as the protagonist(s?) remains studiously mysterious). Created late 1999 in Spain in preparation for a warehouse millennium party—his early graffiti style less polished than later productions. With certificate of authenticity issued by Pest Control Office. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $1,145,805. Toured Europe and South America with Turbo Zone Circus. Not quite sold, bid just short of the million quid or so required to buy it. It’s all very silly: I would have let it go at half that. Still, at least it won’t be painted over or knocked down like some of his more public pieces. AMERICAN #257-1965 WOLVERINE LD65 Can-Am prototype racer. S/N LD6501. White/black vinyl. RHD. Unique Can-Am car designed and built by moonlighting GM engineers Lee Dykstra and George Anderson. Restored to its original spec, except for rear body now in fiberglass—was aluminum. Usual spaceframe/ alloy honeycomb/SBC combo and McKee transaxle, though wild UFO body as was fashionable for the time. No word on small-block Chevy engine spec, but for ’65 should be a 327. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $100,258. Was metallic purple when driven by Jerry Hansen at Mid Ohio in 1966. In this Danish ownership since 2010; raced since about 2015 and appeared at Laguna Seca in 2016. Sold for about a quarter of the price of a Lola T70; as a strange critter, nearest contemporaries would be Sadler or Chaparral, of which more were built, or perhaps the 1962 Davies Special built by an exSadler employee, sold by Bonhams in 2013 for £55,200 (SCM# 6334655, $109,990). © 124 Sports Car Market


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Saratoga Auto Auction Saratoga Springs, NY Celebrating Horsepower 2019 A spectacular 1938 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood convertible, one of six said to survive, sold for $187,500 Company Saratoga Auto Auction Date September 20–21, 2019 Location Saratoga Springs, NY Auctioneer Brent Earlywine Automotive lots sold/offered 144/276 Sales rate 52% Sales total $3,974,541 High sale 2006 Prevost Vantare motorhome, sold at $360,000 Buyer’s premium 10% for onsite buyers; 13% for those online, included in sold prices A highly-detailed quality restoration made this classic stand out — 1938 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood convertible, sold at $187,500 Report and photos by Larry Trepel Market opinions in italics A iming to become a popular upstate New York event, this was the third annual auction in conjunction with the Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY the proceeds going towards funding the museum and its diverse programs. The viewing tents and auction take place on the grounds of the museum and performing-arts center — an inviting setting to view the cars. The outdoor stadium-like theater is a perfect place to stage the cars at auction time. Last year’s auction featured the Dammerman Estate Collection, a large block of 43 excellent, mostly American cars, donated by the estate to benefit the museum. Without a group such as this, I had predicted I would see fewer upscale lots on the block. But surprisingly, there were even more impressive cars this year, with a new team of experienced organizers bringing in diverse and top-level lots of both American and European origin. The highlight of the auction was a 1969 John Wyer Gulf-Mirage M2, beautifully restored and coming off appearances at notable concours. Highly publicized and anticipated pre-auction, this stunning car was originally raced by David Hobbs, who attended a preview featur- 126 ing it and other important lots. It was by far the most valuable car in the auction, and the theater was abuzz when it went up, but alas, it went unsold with a high bid of $880k. Some notable lots fared better and sold, such as a concours-level 1938 Cadillac Series 75 convertible for $187,500, a 1965 Porsche 911 for a fair $176k, a 1972 Maserati Indy for $47.8k, and the world’s finest 1984 Chrysler LeBaron convertible for a jaw-dropping $8,525. Could the K-car finally be getting the recognition it deserves? Most un- usual was that the highest sale in the auction was a 2006 Prevost Vantare custom-built motorhome for $360k. This year’s auction reflected the current volatile market, with much effort by the auctioneers to sell many of the high-level lots. But the lower results also reflected the fact that last year’s Dammerman lots were all sold at no reserve, while most of the high-value lots this year had reserves on them. Auction companies are probably pushing many consignors to forgo a reserve, ensuring that sales percentages don’t fall dramatically. That dance will continue, as the houses work to convince consignors that it is better to sell even a bit below expectations than to leave with one’s car still in hand. It will be interesting to see what happens next year up in lovely Saratoga Springs. ♦ Sales Totals $6m $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2019 2018


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Saratoga Auto Auction Saratoga Springs, NY ENGLISH #846-1955 BENTLEY R-TYPE Saloon. S/N 4400G6T4017008. Black & beige/red leather. RHD. Odo: 54,028 miles. Partially restored quite a while ago. Driver’s door fit badly off. Trunk, front fender and rear fender skirt fit also off. Paintwork still glossy but full of flaws. Crackling in one area, microbubbles here and there. Contrasting-color paint lines poorly done. Bumpers rechromed at one time and still decent, but other chrome has various pitting and flaws. Interior mix of partially original rear seat and older restored front seats. Wood has some serious flaws, needs full restoration. Roof fabric may be original, but time to say goodbye. Engine bay restoration still looking half-decent. Underbody showing some chassis corrosion in spots. Freestone & Webb panels all aluminum; a blessing here. Vintage painted bird on the doors with a scroll reading “Pete Veritatem,” Latin for “Seek the Truth.” Cond: 3-. belts and Cobra wood steering wheel. Original 260 engine replaced with a 289, mated to a 5-sp transmission. Most work appears carefully done, some minor flaws such as windshield gasket keep it from a #1 rating. Cond: 2+. He purchased the car in 2016 after prior owner purportedly had it restored by noted MGA Twin Cam specialist Jim Alcorn. Hanaburgh also had a highly modified MGA for the track (offered here but a no-sale), but sadly, he passed away without much time to enjoy this car. Freshly restored examples have sometimes sold in the $80k–$100k range, so price here seems about correct, but if the modified engine is in perfect running order, I’d call it somewhat well bought. #834-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 NOT SOLD AT $24,000. I honored “Pete Veritatem” when inspecting this elegant Bentley, and it was not positive. Many cosmetic flaws now on a fairly old, mid-quality restoration. While likely drivable, it would not be fully welcome at a Cars & Coffee, let alone a Rolls-Royce Owners Club meet. Deserves a full restoration, but will be quite costly considering all the complex details of any coachbuilt ’50s Bentley. The high bid was likely in the right ballpark. #791-1959 MGA Twin-Cam roadster. S/N YD31721. Porsche Indian Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 34,215 miles. Appears carefully restored back in 2002. Body panels all in good form; paint no longer perfect but no significant flaws. Top fitted well, with some minor wear. Very nice Dunlop center-lock wheels in fine condition. Interior has a touch of inviting patina in seats and carpets. Dash holding up well. Competition seat belts installed, and comes with a roll bar that has been removed. Engine compartment restored, and now shows use. Beautiful valve covers in fine condition, and under them is a mildly modified motor with Carillo rods, mild race cams, header, and other parts that up the stock 108 hp to 120 hp. Undercarriage in fine shape, further signs of modest use. Total package well thought out and executed for street and historic-race use. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,500. This very appealing MGA was part of the small Brian Hanaburgh Collection of MGs. 128 NOT SOLD AT $57,500. Striking pre-’60s Austin-Healey 100-6. With six Healeys at the auction, you had your choice between early versions for the purist or later versions with more equipment and comfort. This ’59 100-6 was quite impressive, restored under Tom Cotter’s ownership. Bidding stopped at $57,500, not far off but deserves more. #609-1965 SUNBEAM TIGER convert- ible. S/N B9470851. Black/burgundy leather. Odo: 86,146 miles. Full recent restoration with some modifications. Body and paintwork excellent, with modified front and rear ends, no bumpers, some badges and chrome trim removed. Lowered race-style windshield and aerodynamic headrests. Halibrand replica knockoff wheels. Interior fairly stock, dash, carpets, gauges all excellent. RaceQuip seat BN6 roadster. S/N BN6L2442. Black & red/ black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 2,175 miles. Top-level restored body with excellent panel fit and superb paintwork. No scratches or swirls in black paint. Trunk fit slightly off but within British tolerances. Driver’s door not closing easily. Interior carefully done, with beautiful seats, simple dash and small Lecarra steering wheel. Chrome wire wheels with Michelin XAS tires. Upgraded to disc brakes. Engine compartment excellent, as is undercarriage. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. Likely a costly restoration, but the modifications are a matter of taste; perhaps has narrower appeal than a stock version would have. The elusive buyer who likes modifications has to be in the room for a car such as this to do well. Personally, I thought the modifications just didn’t work well, but that’s an opinion, and no denying the level of work was excellent. On to another auction, or in this case, find some expert online targeting. #865-1969 GULF-MIRAGE M2 racer. S/N M230003. Gulf Blue & Orange/black. RHD. Splendid restoration of an extremely rare John Wyer Automotive Engineering race car built for Group 6 competition in 1969. Stated to be closely returned to its original configuration. Body, interior, suspension and paintwork all appear done to a very high standard. An original BRM V12 engine is fitted. Has appeared since around 2012 at Monterey and Sebring Historics, and Amelia Island, Greenwich, Monticello and Radnor Hunt concours, as well as the Simeone Museum. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $880,000. The most important and highly publicized car in the auction, and definitely the most valuable. Joined onsite by David Hobbs, who had raced this car in 1969. The high bid didn’t break the milliondollar mark, and I suspect the consignor was looking for that as a minimum. Hard to state what this car should be worth. In its favor is the John Wyer production, Gulf-Mirage livery, stunning body and fine restoration. Working against it is the model’s lack of success. 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Saratoga Auto Auction Saratoga Springs, NY #864-1971 CHEVRON B19 racer. S/N 71B1911. Red. RHD. Restored example of Chevron’s notable B19 race car. Work appears very carefully done, with clean and straightlooking pieces throughout. Floor pans and other pieces appear as-new, but stated to have several years of racing on them. Completely restored in 1999, following many years of historic racing, including a long period of use by Brian Redman. Then raced again until 2004, when it was removed from competition. Recently serviced. Comes with Brian Redman logbooks during his time in it. Also stated as having many spares available from consignor, but not included in sale. Cond: 2. GERMAN #856-1959 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER custom single-cab pickup. S/N 478042. Sealing Wax Red/gray cloth. Odo: 36,688 miles. Full, fairly recent restoration. Body and paint very well done. Interesting color, paint has a touch of orange peel, original rather than custom grade finish. Panel fit very good, one door just slightly off. Description states engine caught fire in 2013 so new motor installed during complete restoration. Now fitted with Weber carbs. Engine and bay super-clean and may have seen little use since restoration. Bed has well-made wood-slat setup installed to protect metal finish. Appears easily removable if/when desired. Simple interior was restored nicely. Cond: 2+. #860-1965 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 301879. Bali Blue/red leather. Odo: 62,463 miles. Body and paint restoration in 2005— very well done; paint still appears fresh and near flawless, with very good panel and door fit also. Most chrome and trim pieces fine, some chrome has pitting. Interior is the star of this car, as seats are claimed original and appear to be so. Headliner has stains and also likely original, but a keeper. Dash and instruments as well. Wood trim on dash may have had some refreshing, but could be the original pieces. Engine rebuilt recently, appears in new condition. Weber carbs installed, OE Solexes come with car. Wheels and tires appear fresh. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $150,000. Brian Redman is well connected with this particular B19. He did not race it during the peak of his professional career, but later started a long run with Square A race team in the 1980s, with many historic race wins in the books. Since Redman successfully raced a different B19 when they were first constructed in 1971, this example’s history can be confusing at first glance. But the consignor accurately describes the long historic-class connection to Redman. A buyer who wants a B19 with significant history will have to make his own judgment as to how valuable Redman’s long-term link makes it. The no-sale bid of $150k was serious, but not enough here. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. Very appealing VW pickup truck. Sort of a counterculture answer to the now high-society VW Bus. Restoration makes it too nice to use as a utility truck anymore, so now a concours-worthy truck. High bid of $60k was well below the estimate of $90k–$110k. Hard to place an exact value on these, but I’d say the bid was a bit low and the estimate a bit too high. Consignor correct to hold out. SOLD AT $176,000. A very special 911, a holy combination of restored paint and mechanicals with an original interior. That doesn’t always work, but given the good condition of the interior components, I think it does here. Not many years ago it would have seemed insane to call $176k a bargain, but in today’s high (if volatile) market, this early 911, with an original interior, appears fairly well bought. Although, for a quarter of this price, one could have bought the ’72 Maserati Indy instead. #604-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412020720. Bronze/ brown canvas/tan leather. Odo: 89,757 miles. A well-done restoration now showing some age and many minor flaws. No dents, bodywork all good, relatively rare and striking color, paint decent but losing its youth. Prized fender swage lines are gone. Soft top has a few worn areas. Hard top comes with stand. Classic bundt-style alloy wheels. Interior nice, but like exterior, needs some refreshing. Dash wood collapsed in one spot; seats good but not outstanding. Steering wheel excellent. Frigiking a/c a plus to some buyers. Engine compartment in similar state, decent but no longer outstanding. Firewall pad degrading, metal 130 Sports Car Market


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Saratoga Auto Auction Saratoga Springs, NY bits lack luster, some hoses could use replacement. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. Pagoda SLs are now past a meteoric rise and have softened a bit with so many currently in the market. This example will make a fine driver but needs some attention to details to bring back its condition. A close call on the high bid, but the estimate of $90k–$100k may be unrealistic now. #558-1974 BMW 2002 2-dr sedan. S/N 4221943. Beige/tan vinyl. Odo: 45,336 miles. Restoration done in 2012. Body and paint excellent; claimed to have “never been on salt roads” but has had fenders replaced. Most chrome and rubber trim replaced, windshield appears new. Stainless bumpers have microscratches, particularly rear, and black sections now dull. OE steel wheels redone, with new Kumho tires. Interior very tidy and carefully restored. Seats redone well, carpets and headliner appear new. Nardi steering wheel, original-era radio. Engine compartment appearance very nice, though K&N air filter seems out of place amid all the originality. Cond: 2+. kept the nice-looking OE air box. The large, awkward-looking bumpers and rear taillights put this year at the bottom of the hierarchy for some BMW collectors, but for others it is not a factor. Considering that, and if there are no mechanical issues, I’d call this 2002 fairly bought and sold. BEST BUY #740-1988 BMW 325I convertible. S/N WBABB2309J1045144. Cirrusblau/blue cloth/tan leather. Odo: 45,921 miles. Largely original example in spectacular, flawless condition. Body and paint appear virtually new. Trunk minutely up on one side; possibly a temporary result of recent replacement of rubber gasket. New fabric top, perfectly installed; consignor states it was only needed because the plastic rear window was imperfect. Seats only non-original component, very well reupholstered, appear as-new. Dash, console and carpets perfect. Engine compartment looks as it would have on dealer’s lot—as-new and with protective spray on valve cover and other parts. Timing belt replaced recently. Underbody also remarkable for 45k miles. Cond: 1. originality, but given the overall condition, it’s not inappropriate the owner wanted seats that were flawless. While the E30 325s from this period are of modest value, this one was an outlier, and I won’t be surprised to see it at another auction going for much more than the sale price here. Very well bought. IRISH #808-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 Gull- wing. S/N SCEDT26TXCD010673. Stainless steel/black leather. Odo: 10,165 miles. Tidy, low-mileage, 5-speed DeLorean, one of two offered from original ownership by a husband and wife. Hood fit poor, and a few minor dings on body. Appears someone got overenthusiastic with the steel wool on body panels. Wheels still excellent, with tires showing a fair amount of wear. Bumpers and taillights in good shape. Interior shows cracks in driver’s seat, and A-pillar piece lifting, but decent overall given common ’80s era plastic warpage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,800. Well-done 2002, carefully brought to original appearance, with few of the typical flaws you see in 2002s after restoration. The Nardi steering wheel is a suitable replacement for the ugly, padded OE wheel of that year, but in the engine bay I would have SOLD AT $15,675. Consignor was present to answer questions; he has a small collection of near-perfect BMWs and decided one had to be sold. This 325i was in stunning condition—I doubt there is a better one in existence. The redone seats mean it can’t claim complete SOLD AT $33,000. DeLorean prices are moving very slowly upwards, but better than seeing them collapse. The husband and wife both bought the same unusual car 37 years ago, drove them both only 10k miles, and then sold them both at the same time. There was some kind of meaning to this sale that I’m still trying to understand. His car went for almost $7k less (Lot 809, $26,400), but appeared to be in the same overall condition. Both cars seemed in the right ballpark, I considered them fairly bought and sold. ITALIAN #858-1972 MASERATI INDY 4.9 coupe. S/N AM116491712. Blue/tan leather. Odo: 19,607 miles. Partial restoration, with new paint, interior and other details. Stated to have had a “complete mechanical overhaul over the past decade.” Paintwork is very good, just a few minor flaws. No dents or dings anywhere, but some small rust spots on passenger’s side rocker. Chrome trim all excellent. Doors close solidly. Rubber trim gaskets redone, a few minor flaws visible. Wheels excellent with good Michelin XWX tires. Interior very nicely redone, with top-drawer work on seats, dash, console and carpets. Although hard to view well at auction site, some underbody surface rust visible—a question mark for potential buyers. Engine compartment, valve covers and many components appeared well kept. A few rusty nuts and bolts, easily remedied. Cond: 2-. 132 Sports Car Market


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Saratoga Auto Auction Saratoga Springs, NY Raised springs still installed along with dreadful 5-mph bumpers. Interior fairly well restored, with seats, wood dash and carpets in fine condition. Vent-window latches gone. Aftermarket wood steering wheel in very good shape. Engine compartment would benefit from a thorough detailing and a few new pieces. Cond: 3+. Nice but hardly pristine example with VTEC engine and manual transmission. Body panels straight, no real dents, but abrasion and paintfade spots on rear bumper, door handles, mirror and a few panels. Headlights clear, no yellowing, possibly replaced at one time. Engine compartment decent but not carefully detailed. Stated as having new clutch, battery, alignment and brake pads within last 3k miles. Interior good, with just a bit of aging; noticeable tear in driver’s seat only real flaw. Original wheels holding up well, no scuffs. Underbody shows minimal surface corrosion. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,850. Stated as having onefamily ownership, this was a nice example of a fairly rare Maserati with added rare oneowner history. Just 19k miles on the odometer, but no mention of accuracy, so possibly 119k miles. Regardless, this was a fine-looking Indy, a car I feel is undervalued considering its low production numbers and beautiful styling. An automatic transmission was a negative to me, but perhaps not to all buyers. On an Italian car of this era, it’s always worth checking corrosion condition before bidding. If nothing serious, then well bought. In my view Indys are a bargain in general, and that may well change. #635-1980 FIAT SPIDER 2000 convert- ible. S/N 124CS000164721. Metallic white & red/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 31,647 miles. Much restoration work done—still decent but now showing some aging and flaws. Body appears straight, metallic white upper paint nicely done but has chips and flaws around windshield and other areas. Red lower paint less flawed. Chrome trim all okay, with some light scratches here and there. Cloth top excellent, but a few rubber gasket pieces poorly attached. Aftermarket wheels in very good shape but look unsuited for this car. SOLD AT $3,413. This particular Fiat benefited from a nicely done restoration for a car of modest value. Aging now, but still plenty of life left. The automatic transmission and, let’s call it “unusual,” color scheme may have lowered its appeal. A recent no-sale at Mecum Kissimmee in 2018 with a high bid of $8k (SCM# 6860222). That seems a fair price to me, so if same consignor, he’s likely filled with regret he didn’t take that sale. The winning bid I heard was $3,250, but the sale price with commission is an odd $3,413. Perhaps some compromise took place post-hammer. A worthy buy, with perhaps enough money left over to change the awful springs and bumpers and even put in a 5-speed manual box. JAPANESE #541-1994 HONDA DEL SOL VTEC convertible. S/N JHMEG2175RS001282. Milano Red/gray cloth. Odo: 59,162 miles. SOLD AT $8,360. The description rightly compared it to the Miata, noting that it has 160 hp, more than the 128 hp of the revised 1994 Miata. Del Sol total sales of 75k in its five years in the U.S. was not much less than the Miata, but because of the Miata’s long lifespan, Del Sols indeed seem rare. Also, chalk that up to the many that have been modified or trashed in typical ’90s Civic street-mod use. Strong sale price here for a good but not exceptional example reflects these gaining appeal to young collectors. AMERICAN #823-1929 PACKARD CUSTOM EIGHT Series 640 convertible. S/N 178886. Beige & light brown/tan cloth/brown leather. Odo: 1,752 miles. Excellent older full restoration, holding up very well—probably due to almost no use and careful storage. No cracking on fenders or body, all paint in excellent condition. No chrome pitting, soft-top fabric and wood excellent. Whitewall tires have no yellowing. Interior shows no wear on the seats, doors or other areas. Varnish on dash a bit heavy. Undercarriage appears as-new also. Cond: 1-. 134 SOLD AT $88,000. A well-restored Packard, Sports Car Market


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Saratoga Auto Auction Saratoga Springs, NY perhaps just a touch off highest level in certain areas, such as dash and engine. Color choice now out of vogue. Documents showed sold in an RM auction at the JEM Museum way back in 2003 for just under $96k. At that point it had just 17 miles fewer than displayed here. All those years with so little use means mechanical issues from sitting could be present. Recently offered pre-sale by an upstate New York dealer, who must have decided it was time to go try an auction. Sold not too far off that 2003 sale price, but when adjusting for inflation, $96k in 2003 would now be $133k. That comes to about $2,600 per mile. Hopefully new owner will give this splendid Packard some exercise and bring down that figure to something more reasonable, say $2,200. A true gem in this auction, and fairly well bought. #879-1930 PACKARD CUSTOM EIGHT Series 740 roadster. S/N 184623. Dark blue/white cloth/tan leather. Odo: 16,728 miles. Older full restoration, now showing many typical flaws of pre-war classics restored in the late 20th century. Bodywork has no major flaws or dents, running boards excellent. Paint has lost a bit of luster but still very presentable. Various chips and scratches, driver’s side rear fender the worst section, with noticeable cracking and chips. Most chrome still very good to excellent. One spotlight has cracked glass. White cloth top discolored a bit, one small tear. Top wood in fine shape, but luggage-carrier wood showing some age. Interior in same older-restoration condition. Some wear on seats, with passenger’s seat back sagging noticeable. Dash wood decent, with no real cracks but finish aging. All gauges good. Engine shows aging restoration as well. Underbody good, with some surface rust in a few spots. Cond: 3+. #819-1936 FORD MODEL 68 panel de- livery. S/N 182533732. Black/rust cloth & vinyl. Odo: 39,594 miles. Early delivery truck used as an animal ambulance in local area. Good-quality restoration just starting to show some age. Black paintwork probably better than when new, a few small flaws here and there. Pot-metal trim pieces mostly good. Wheels, hubcaps and tires all in fine shape. Interior well restored, with dash very original, cloth seat fabric not so original. Cabin in back features a nicely finished wood floor and side pieces. Neat, clean, still show-quality overall. Cond: 2-. convertibles built in 1938, and consignor states only six survive. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $187,500. To my eye, the most impressive car in the auction. The work was done by Clayton Restorations, and it was worth spending time poring over the quality of the restoration. Stated to have received 100 points at a CCCA Grand Classic. Hammered sold at $187,500, with same amount listed as price to new owner, so apparently no buyer’s commission. Many Cadillacs from this era seem undervalued to me, and this one was certainly a spectacular car to have for this price. NOT SOLD AT $25,250. Puzzled when I first saw “Animal Ambulance” on the side panel, as well as “F.W. Rapp DVM” on the door. I assumed trucks were only used to take animals to the pound back in that time. Turns out there was much effort by the SPCA and Humane Society to provide funding for trucks to serve as ambulances for animals. So a heartening history and may possibly be the only remaining 1930s animal ambulance in the country. Decent, appropriate-level restoration. Bid not close enough to $29k reserve, and consignor held out. #821-1938 CADILLAC SERIES 75 Fleetwood convertible. S/N 3270144. Pelham Gray/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 93,054 miles. In the Nethercutt Museum for many years; previously restored in 1965 under their care. A new, perfect and impeccable restoration was completed in 2013, changed back to original factory color. The gray paintwork is stunning and elegant in person—perfectly complemented by the red interior, which appears to have seen little wear since restoration. Gauges and dash excellent, door wood perfect. All chrome and other details appear flawless. CCCA Senior Winner. Only 44 Series 75 SOLD AT $77,500. The Packard 740 roadster has great sporting styling—a wonderful classic. The restoration has lost its freshness, partly from time but also likely driven a bit over the years. If you want a concours-competitive example, this will need much work. Alternatively, it could be lightly refreshed and driven many miles without fear of wear and tear. A no-sale on the block at $75k, but sold later for total price of $77,500. For someone with that purpose in mind, the price makes this a very affordable, outstanding model Packard. Well bought. 136 SOLD AT $7,150. Every piece of this Buick will need extensive restoration except the tires and the steering-wheel logo. I didn’t look at the engine but can imagine what is in there. At least all the trim and other pieces appeared to be intact, so may not be a long parts hunt. But I was stunned that someone decided this Buick was worth taking home for over $7,000. Supremely well sold. #839-1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N 5762074859. Thebes Green Metallic/white vinyl/blue & white leather. Odo: 66,927 miles. 365-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fine condition overall, but some aging in spots. Body- and paintwork striking, with a few small flaws. Top vinyl excellent. Hood fit a bit off. Most chrome excellent, but a few pieces not up to snuff. Rear bumper has noticeable haze in one section. Wheels have some slight deterioration to finish. Interior delightful and in excellent condition, with just a few minor flaws. Undercarriage shows just a bit of use. Cond: 2+. Sports Car Market #582-1953 BUICK SPECIAL 2-dr sedan. S/N 17045664. Green & rust/gray cloth & green vinyl. Odo: 45,380 miles. 263-ci I6, 2-bbl, auto. Claimed all original, but not a real benefit here. Body-panel fit good, but major rust holes in many areas—including lower fenders, behind headlights and in doors. Decayed paint coming off in many areas. Roof completely covered in surface rust. All chrome pieces have unusual sparkling chrome flakes against a rust background. Interior has a disintegrated rear seat and a restored front seat that needs another restoration. Sickening odor inside, probably from small animals that need to be dealt with. Steering wheel and dash in halfdecent condition. Description optimistically states, “Body and paint all original with one small patch in the driver’s floor.” Recent Coker whitewalls are a bright spot amid all the decay. Cond: 5+.


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Saratoga Auto Auction Saratoga Springs, NY fine condition. Stated to have numbers-matching 327 engine, appears in pristine condition and detailed nicely. Cond: 2+. pad. Engine is largest available at 304 ci, but rough-looking, with valve-cover paint peeling off and compartment looking tired. Underneath, the unrestored underbody was in surprisingly good shape—little rust, and the high point of this Scout. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. The Biarritz was Cadillac’s most revered model from this era. The grandeur is certainly there in this example, with the Thebes Green paint a fantastic color choice. This was a no-sale at RM Auburn Fall 2018 with a high bid of $120k (SCM# 6881503). It failed again to sell here, so owner may have to accept that with an older restoration in a softer market, it won’t reach desired price. Maybe worth it to hold out here, but it is starting to get a no-sale auction history. #872-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Split-Window coupe. S/N 30837S107716. Sebring Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 1,619 miles. 327-ci 340-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent full restoration several years ago. Now showing a few marks of wear and tear. Fine paintwork, although not quite done to perfection. Door fit excellent—often tough to get right on these. A few trim gaskets sloppy, and a dent on doorframe chrome. Some small scratches and pitting on bumpers, and chrome wheel covers have some minor flaws. Interior beautifully done, new carpets, seats, and instruments appear perfect. Steering wheel now has some cracks. Windshield replaced. Cooper radials in NOT SOLD AT $110,000. NCRS Top Flight award in 2015. This fine Corvette had some flaws that kept it from perfection. Nothing serious, just needs a little refresh. Or forget about absolute perfection and go drive it. Corvette prices are down a bit recently, so even a fine Split-Window coupe can go unsold. I considered the high bid might be about as much as this Sting Ray will bring right now. #789-1969 INTERNATIONAL SCOUT 800A utility. S/N 782827G334944. White/ white hard top/black vinyl. Odo: 99,740 miles. 304-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Mixed bag of the indecent and the barely acceptable. Bitsa restoration likely done whenever badly needed. Bodywork not terrible, but dent in front fender and rough in other spots. Driver’s door shuts poorly. Thick, careless paintwork with lots of orange peel. One headlight pointing to side of road. Bumpers very roughly repainted, probably with a brush. Fiberglass Sportop has some newer gaskets coming off. Inside better than outside, with mediocre paint but older nicely re-covered seats and decent new dash- SOLD AT $31,900. International Scouts have their own following, and though I’m not in the cult, I can understand the appeal. Big, spartan, rugged beasts that look like they could run over a Bronco. This example is plenty drivable but also ready for cosmetic restoration. As simple as it is, probably not costly to make it much better looking. Strong market for these, but I’d still call this example well sold. #870-1969 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 9F02R480799. Silver Jade/black vinyl. Odo: 31,063 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Described as one-owner and all original, except for a “fender touch-up” 45 years ago. In decent but certainly not time-capsule condition if original. Paint could well be original; the touched-up fender does not appear out of place, but close inspection shows very minor paint difference and large panel gap with door. Engine compartment appears untouched and appropriately sooty. Much of the chrome trim very good, but rear bumper pitted. Interior appears well and looks fairly original. Newish exhaust system underneath. If odometer is accurate and has just 31k miles, then it’s likely had long periods of sitting. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. A very intriguing Shelby Mustang. Promoted on its originality, which means finding bidders who value that more than a car in excellent condition. Always some guesswork as to how much originality is actually there, and fairly convincing in this case, I thought. The high bid was not strong enough to meet its reserve, and well below estimate of $125k–$135k. © 138 Sports Car Market


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #205-1956 FORD THAMES E83W pickup. S/N C902551. Green/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 21,278 miles. Charming old thing, commercial version of Ford Pop with same 1,172-cc side-valve 4, and rare stepside body by Anthony Hoists Ltd. Restored in 1992 and still presenting very well. This livery since 2006. Mileage is since restoration. Sadly, wouldn’t start for this new drive-through auction, but “ran when parked.” Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,817. Slightly exceeded its estimate nonetheless. First owner from new until 1990. Offered at a Historics auction in 2011, then sold by Bonhams at Beaulieu in September 2012 for $13,755 (SCM# 6742519). Bonhams MPH, Bicester, U.K., 09/19. #247-1963 HUSTLER HUNTSMAN 6 Star lot of the day, Ferraris included — 2005 Porsche Carrera GT convertible, sold for $759,461 at Silverstone, Warwickshire MECUM AUCTIONS Location: Dallas, TX Date: September 4–7, 2019 Auctioneers: Mark Delzell, James Landis, Russell Conklin Automotive lots sold/offered: 713/1,073 Sales rate: 66% Sales total: $22,436,400 High sale: 1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX 2-dr hard top, sold at $253,000 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Cody Tayloe SILVERSTONE Location: Warwickshire, U.K. Date: September 21, 2019 Auctioneer: Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered: 31/63 Sales rate: 49% 140 Sales total: $3,757,709 High sale: 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, sold at $759,461 Buyer’s premium: 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.80) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman BONHAMS MPH Location: Bicester, U.K. Date: September 26, 2019 Auctioneer: Rob Hubbard Automotive lots sold/offered: 73/111 Sales rate: 66% Sales total: $1,661,794 High sale: 1993 Ford Escort RS Cosworth hatchback and 1993 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 SOV SAS utility, each sold at $61,175 Buyer’s premium: 15% on first $61,793; 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.81) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman SOLD AT $9,732. I’m assuming it was built, or at least started, a while back, as these days early Minis are more likely to be restored rather than plundered for parts. (Donor was a 1963 Austin Super Deluxe.) Sold quite strongly. How many more are out there? Bonhams MPH, Bicester, U.K., 09/19. #195-1968 LAND ROVER SERIES IIA 109 Pink Panther utility. S/N 25113968D. Pink. RHD. One of 72 converted for military use by Marshall of Cambridge, with extra fuel tanks, gun mounts, smoke-grenade launchers and sun compass. Festooned with kit. Now civilian registered, was 10FG97. Pink Panther Sports Car Market utility. S/N A2S7359794. White/gray & black velour. RHD. Odo: 89,000 miles. And more come out of the woodwork... What William Towns did after the Aston Martin Lagonda, this shower cubicle on wheels does using Mini mechanicals—in the case of the six-wheelers, that means two rear subframes, with one facing backwards. Good order all around; looks only recently reassembled: Wheels look as if they came off the Metro the motor probably came from. No idea of build date. Cond: 3+.


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Roundup nickname comes from paint scheme, found to be the most effective for camouflage in the desert. Cond: 3. originally 10FG50. Cataloged as a Defender, though Land Rover didn’t use that badge until 1989. Looks like big money, but more was expected. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $59,785. One of 39 built to this spec with heavy-duty chassis for the SAS. From the Elite Collection of eight ex-Army Land Rovers and said to be one of only two in private ownership. This one served in the Gulf, Africa and Oman. Only another 110 V8 SOV was (slightly) more expensive, a 1993 prototype version built for U.S. Special Forces, at $60,854. Bonhams MPH, Bicester, U.K., 09/19. (See profile, p. 68.) FRENCH #165-1989 PEUGEOT 205 GTI hatch- SOLD AT $58,394. One of eight ex-military Land Rovers from the Elite Collection. In service until 1984. Sold almost £20k ($25k) under the low estimate, though the money paid would buy three regular IIas in the same condition. Bonhams MPH, Bicester, U.K., 09/19. (See profile, p. 68.) #181-1979 LOTUS ESPRIT S2 coupe. S/N 78110548. Black/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 74,400 miles. Recently restored (by one of the U.K.’s best names in the fiberglass business), sharp and shiny, interior redone, motor very clean and tidy. New stainless exhaust, wheels refurbed. Cond: 2+. back. S/N VF320CD6201958056. Red/gray & black leather. RHD. Odo: 140,000 miles. Clean and tidy, appears well kept and stock. But they’re leggy, and they do get baggy quite quickly, though motors are generally okay, as 130-hp 1.9 is only pulling 800 kg. “Only slight upgrades to stereo system.” Cond: 3+. but originally part of the Renault U.K. management fleet. This owner since 2007 (and 24k miles). One of the three modern(ish) Renault hot hatches that featured heavily in MPH launch material, along with a 2011 Megane Cup and a 2015 Megane Trophy R—and the only one of the three to sell. Sold right in the middle of the estimate range, and less money than an R5 Turbo 2. Bonhams MPH, Bicester, U.K., 09/19. GERMAN #S99-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 121042502077. Ivory/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 19,291 miles. Approximately 10-year-old refreshening. Paint cracks showing on nose and along some body seams. Doors sag slightly when operating and are slightly misaligned when closed. Brightwork is lackluster. Windshield surround is scratched. Soft top appears to have been stored almost exclusively in the down position. Driver’s seat piping is worn. Older reupholstered seats and door panels. A few ripples on the driver’s door leather. Sisal carpets show some wear and discoloration. Dusty engine bay, but otherwise tidy. Restored Solex carbs. Electronic ignition. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $30,588. Good money for an early Esprit, but justified by condition and would be very hard to replicate for the price. Will probably retail for more, so watch the small ads. Bonhams MPH, Bicester, U.K., 09/19. #199-1985 LAND ROVER 110 SOV SAS utility. S/N SALLDHV1BA236929. Sand/tan canvas. RHD. Odo: 31,600 miles. Fair used order, still festooned with kit including gun mounts, copy .50 GPMG, smoke launchers and lots of kitbags and nets—and a legend painted on the front that reads “7,935 lbs Heavy Metal.” Now civilian registered, SOLD AT $7,646. Immaculate examples have hit £25k ($31k), approaching the price of Mini Coopers (and after all, this was the Mini Cooper for the ’90s). This was nearer driver quality, but since it’s hard to find a stock one these days, maybe a minor steal if it hasn’t previously been a race/track-day car. Bonhams MPH, Bicester, U.K., 09/19. #176-2006 RENAULT CLIO V6 255 Sport hatchback. S/N VF1C61U0633141023. Yellow/black leather & suede. RHD. Odo: 26,500 miles. Spiritual successor to the 5 Turbo, with a big V6 behind the seats instead of a barkingly turboed, pushrod 1.4 four. 255 is Mk II version from 2003, calmed down a bit with longer wheelbase, wider track (and extra 50 kg) than the 2000 original. Good all around; lowish mileage, two owners, books and tools. Evo induction kit and a KTR exhaust. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $89,100. Here in Dallas marks the third attempt this year the consignor has sought to unload this 190SL. We first saw it at Mecum’s Phoenix sale, where the high bid was $75,000 (SCM# 6905087). In May, it was offered at Mecum’s Indianapolis sale, where the high bid was $80,000 (SCM# 6902284). The reporter there noted that it was “generously bid.” The mechanicals seem up to par, with a list of improvements and maintenance items, but the cosmetics leave a lot to be desired. Values that were quickly on the rise five to eight years ago have settled down and taken a dip. As seen by the activity on this one this year, the big payday that was once a reality has come and gone. The longer one is offered and the more auction rounds it makes, the more stale it becomes, but this one managed to find some fresh blood. Well sold. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/19. SOLD AT $45,881. RHD quite rare in these, January 2020 #S171-1965 PORSCHE 356C coupe. S/N 220307. Irish Green/tan leather. Odo: 49,083 miles. Single-family owned; always resided in Dallas area. Paperwork includes original purchase agreement, dealer invoice, window sticker, maintenance records and original technical manual. Factory sunroof. Excellent paint is well applied. Seals have all been replaced. Panel alignment very good. Chrome wheels. Brightwork is all in good order. Slight lamina- 141


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Roundup tion on left rear glass. Windshield shows minor wiper streaks. Factory headrest on passenger’s seat. Seats re-covered in leather. Dash paint is excellent. Carpets have been replaced. Interior hardware and gauge bezels are free of pitting. Small ripple in headliner. Cond: 1-. condition. Some pitting on door handles. Frame painted to match body. Interior is in very good condition. Plush carpet added and is in good condition, with custom sewn borders around edges for a proper fit. Some minor soiling on white areas of seats. Shoulder belts added to front seat. Cond: 2-. sunroof trim, and a few small fisheyes on hood. Weatherstripping appears to be original and is failing around the doors. Front windshield has wiper streaks and is sand-pitted. Some dull stainless with heavy scratches at the rear bumper. Left rear taillight lens is cracked. M-Tech front lower lip. Original carpets are slightly worn and frayed, especially around the accelerator pedal. Doors re-covered in red leather. Inner door sills revealed that the car used to possibly be silver. Amateur leatherwrapped steering wheel. Shift boot is loose. Dash cracked in multiple places. Lower dash panel under steering wheel missing, exposing wires and relays underneath. Headliner ripped at sunroof. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $120,000. No mention of when the restoration was performed, but if it is older, it is holding up very well. Also not mentioned is a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, so it is unknown if it is numbers matching, but that did not seem to affect bidding. Porsche 356C coupe values typically hover just under $100,000, with a few outliers that reach over the century mark. With single-family ownership and a fine restoration, this one was special and deserving of the high bid here, but what was bid is likely all the money. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/19. #S251-1975 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER microbus. S/N BH389428. Blue/ gray & white vinyl. Brazilian-import Type 2. Odometer set to all zeros, including the tenths position. Accessory roof rack and side ladder. Pop-out front and side glass. Rear corner windows. Questionable fit on the safari windows. Some dry spray and other prep issues throughout. Panels are straight with good alignment. All seals have been replaced and are in good NOT SOLD AT $62,500. The consignor did not market this one as a 23-window or a Samba, instead saying it had a “panoramic solar ceiling.” Although newer than an actual Samba and not a factory 23-window, it still attracted a lot of attention. This one is a Brazilian model with the safari windows punched into the roof. The Samba-style roll-back roof is not original and this bus lacked the underbody structural panels that strengthened the chassis of the real Sambas. In speaking with the owner, he indicated that this re-creation offered the look and feel of a 23-window Samba without the six-figure price tag, saying it was a good alternative for someone with a budget of $30k–$50k. The bids went beyond that, but it failed to sell. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/19. #F135-1985 BMW 325E coupe. S/N WBAAB5400F9627501. Imola Red/gray cloth. Odo: 103,025 miles. Older repaint, with dry spray behind rear windows, overspray on SOLD AT $9,350. The “E” designation in the 325E stands for “efficiency,” as these Autobahn cruisers were mpg rated at 22 city and 36 highway. There is no mention of service records, which is something many like to see in an older BMW—especially with the missing panel below the steering wheel. There are other signs, such as the addition of racing seats, that will raise many questions about how hard this car has been used and how well it has or has not been maintained. Offered at no reserve, it’s possible faults did not keep someone from paying a healthy amount for this example. Shortly after the auction, it appeared on a Dallas-area dealer’s website with an asking price of $13,991. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/19. #S82-1988 PORSCHE 928 S4 coupe. S/N WP0JB0925JS860579. Black/gray leather. Odo: 28,681 miles. Appears to be all original with relatively low original mileage. Unforgiving black paint shows age flaws throughout, with a large chip on passenger’s side of hood that has been touched up. Lots of dirt in paint and plenty of clearcoat swirls and scratches throughout, but paint does appear to be original. Lenses clear. Seals are original and holding up well. Front glass slightly sand pitted. Panel alignment is Porsche quality 142 Sports Car Market


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Roundup correct. Interior is average: Seats are free from bolster wear, carpets are looking slightly tired, but gauges are clean and clear. Screen printing is in good order. Slight wear on shift knob. Factory Blaupunkt cassette deck. Rear domelight hanging by its wires. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $47,000. All 928s produced for 1988 were S4s, but what sets this one apart is the low-ish mileage and the desirable manual transmission. A Houston-area dealer has this example listed on their website for a few bucks shy of $60k, which is reportedly reduced from a previous asking price of $75k. In May, the dealer listed it for sale on a popular online bidding platform, where it topped out at $38,000. In August, it surfaced again, this time at Mecum’s Monterey auction, where the high no-sale bid was $55,000 (SCM# 6909507), which is not a far cry from the asking price today. Bidding was softer here in Dallas, but not unreasonably far from the previous offering. Seems the market is $50k, give or take. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/19. #406-1989 PORSCHE 928 GT coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ92ZKS842411. Green metallic/ cream leather. RHD. Odo: 37,034 miles. Almost the holy grail of 928s—manual, low mileage. Really nice condition, and nicely kept; seat leather often doesn’t age well on these. Recent belts, tensioners. Complete toolkit. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $61,175. In this ownership since 1997, stored for past 10 years. Fairly strong money, but lowish mileage and good paper trail are helping here. Bonhams MPH, Bicester, U.K., 09/19. #401-1994 PORSCHE 968 Sport coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ96ZSS815525. White/black cloth. RHD. Odo: 127,382 miles. Sport is U.K.-version Club Sport with a few deleted options added back in such as rear seats and electric windows: 306 made. Fair condition, sill trim/side skirts a bit wavy, as usual. Seat fabric and dash top okay. Motor slightly corroded, rebuilt at just under 100k miles. Cond: 3+. BEST BUY ITALIAN #308-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- tona coupe. S/N 15977. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 82,001 miles. Paint okay, headlight lids a bit gappy, front bumpers a little droopy, and exhaust tips point in different directions. Retrimmed back to original black from tan with black highlights in 2017. Mouse fur okay. Factory a/c. Now with 9.5-inch rears. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,251. Offered at no reserve and sold for a bargain price. This was the first lot in the afternoon, after the Ferraris in the morning, so perhaps the room was half-asleep after lunch. Better than an E30 M3 to drive and a fraction of the cost—even cheaper than a 924 Turbo. Silverstone, Warwickshire, U.K., 09/19. SOLD AT $64,695. Strong money for a 928 but deserved here. Hard to find like this. Silverstone, Warwickshire, U.K., 09/19. #219-1993 FORD ESCORT RS Cosworth hatchback. S/N WF0BXXGKABPB94509. Blue/gray & black velour. RHD. Odo: 38,207 miles. Big-turbo (YBT) car, original and unmessed with—apart from quad headlight conversion. Only slight bagginess to driver’s seat base, RS Owners’ Club overmats. Recent cambelt. With books. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $759,461. Came to the U.K. in 2018. Star lot of the day, Ferraris included, and centered right in front of the rostrum. Just as well it sold... Hammered a little under the $750k low estimate, which is normal at European sales at the moment. I think we’ve seen a few at auction in the U.K. before, but it’s been over three years. Dealer prices for cars with similar mileage start at £665k/$830k, with a 67,000-miler advertised at £400k/$500k. Cheaper than an Enzo! Silverstone, Warwickshire, U.K., 09/19. 144 auxiliary gauges are slightly cloudy. Heavy bolster wear on driver’s seat. Console leather does not match from right side to left side. Climate controls are faded. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $52,800. Just a few months before appearing in Dallas, this example was offered at Leake’s Tulsa sale in June 2019, where it did not sell for $55,000 (SCM# 6906270). Here, the consignor changed strategies and offered it at no reserve. The volume of sales over the past year or two has been plentiful for Panteras, but few of them have sold for the relatively low price paid here, so in that aspect it was well bought. It is a lot more common to see them exceed $100,000 in today’s market; after all, it is Italian. It would have been refreshing to see a set of original Campagnolos Sports Car Market #418-2005 PORSCHE CARRERA GT convertible. S/N WP0CA29875L001361. Black/black leather. Odo: 4,344 miles. One of 1,270, German delivered, then in Italy. Low miles and still excellent. Carbon pack (which means it loses the charming beech gearknob, an homage to the 917), Porsche luggage set, full-body paint protection (£7k/$12k). Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $462,553. Owned by Elton John 1972–75, no doubt bought off the back of success of “Tumbleweed Connection.” Sold by Silverstone in 2017 for $724,484 with 81,675 miles (SCM# 6851018). Not sold against a low estimate of £425k ($530k), but offered later at a buy-it-now price of £475k ($587k). Strange. Silverstone, Warwickshire, U.K., 09/19. #S20-1974 DETOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNND06744. Black/black leather. Odo: 40,775 miles. Offered at no reserve. Older repaint is showing age. Body filler lifting on hood. Rock chips along nose. Poor prep, crack and bubbles of rust at right rear quarter panel. Painted bumpers. Faded black paint on trim behind quarter windows. Driver’s door slightly out at the rear. Front glass has some scratches and wiper streaks. Interior carpets appear to have been replaced. Center gauges are clean and clear, but other


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Roundup on this one, which have themselves become valuable, rather than the 1980s-era mags. With the previous offer at Leake not too far from the selling price here, the market has been set on this particular example. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/19. #302-1977 FERRARI 308 GTB coupe. S/N F106AB21993. Red/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 36,031 miles. Early steel (therefore drysump) GTB, sits nicely on correct-profile, tall rubber. Decent paint, though some rushed prep in areas, new leather. Newish stainless exhaust. Slightly later front and rear valance— and some of the front is held together with zip-ties. With battery cut-off, car cover. Cond: 3+. someone very happy. Bonhams MPH, Bicester, U.K., 09/19. #S60.1-1999 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO 456s are edging close, and see the 550M in the same sale, Lot 172). Sold where required, which looks right or even quite healthy for a fairly tidy example. Bonhams MPH, Bicester, U.K., 09/19. #172-1998 FERRARI 550 Maranello coupe. S/N ZFFZR49B000111707. Silver/ black leather. Odo: 20,800 miles. Originally Giallo Fly, repaint includes “Original painting —Grigio Titanio” sticker. Tidy, leather not unduly worn, dash top and plastics good. Last cambelt and clutch 2018. No books, but copies of service records. Speedo change means real mileage is about 60,000. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $59,069. Supplied via the U.K. to Hong Kong, came back to the U.K. in 1998. Sold near bottom estimate. The current reality for a nice, driver-quality car—and an ’81 308 GTS that didn’t sell could have been bought after the auction for £38k ($48k). Silverstone, Warwickshire, U.K., 09/19. #179-1986 FERRARI 412i 2-dr sedan. S/N ZFFYD24C000062799. Gold/Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 28,000 miles. Fair all around. Body fairly straight, with various areas of new paint. Wheels slightly peeling and corroded. Leather well creased and cracked in front, better in rear. Exhausts look fairly fresh. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,881. No longer the cheapest Ferrari (those are Mondials, though SOLD AT $52,833. Delivered new in France via Pozzi, imported to the U.K. 2002. Offered but not sold for $87,413 at Bonhams’ Paris sale February 2019 (SCM# 6897674), then not sold at Bonhams’ Festival of Speed sale in July (SCM# 6907825) at the same £50k–£60k ($62k–$74k) estimate as here. Eventually the seller put it out of its misery and let it go $10k under lower estimate, where it should make NOT SOLD AT $250,000. Produced to commemorate Lamborghini’s relationship with Alpine Electronics, which had been a longtime in-car entertainment provider to Lamborghini. Only 12 were produced for the North American market; this was number 11. In addition to factory-upgraded audio, the package also included several unique carbon-fiber trim pieces, but no engine mods. This example was last sold at Mecum’s 2018 Monterey sale, where it brought $253,000 (SCM# 6878177). Since then, it could be found for sale on the website of a Houston-area dealer asking $265,750. Fair price offered, but after a year of assumed ownership, the dealer does not appear ready to take a loss. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/19. JAPANESE #S103-1994 TOYOTA SUPRA Turbo coupe. S/N JT2JA82J9R0013423. Red/tan leather. Odo: 122,388 miles. One-owner, factory twin turbo. Includes original window sticker, manuals and service receipts. Right front fender appears to have previous paint. Clearcoat scuffs and scratches throughout. Body is straight and free of any dings and dents. Panel alignment factory correct. Front windshield has wiper streaks. Headlights and taillights clean and clear. Interior is average. Driver’s seat shows little wear; slightly dirty, but not heavily worn. Screenprinting is all intact, although some touch points are slightly dull. Acrylic over gauges slightly cloudy. 146 Sports Car Market VT Alpine Edition coupe. S/N ZA9DU01B7XLA12265. Blue Chiaro/Snowcorn leather. Odo: 7,996 miles. Number 11 of 12 Alpine editions produced. Brembo brakes. “Viscous traction” all-wheel drive. Low original mileage. Super-soft paint shows age flaws: rock chips on the nose, a few scratches here and there, but all paint appears to be original. Car is dirty. Lenses and front headlights are free of fading. Glass all original. Weatherstripping is all original and in good condition. Panel alignment is factory correct. Door thresholds are surprisingly clean. Carpets are dirty with some minor wear. Bolster wear is minimal. Dash leather stretched nicely and free of any cracking. Screen printing on interior buttons are slightly faded but not worn from touch. Cond: 3+.


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Roundup Back-seat leather is a little more cracked than what would be typically seen. Two small punctures on driver’s side rear seat bottom. Cond: 2-. with the exception of four with bodies by Fleetwood. In all, almost 3,500 were produced for 1933. For General Motors, these were just downmarket from their premium Cadillac offerings, and the often forgotten brand represents a good value in pre-war cars today. Ten years ago, Worldwide Auctioneers sold a similar example at their Houston Classic for $37,400 (SCM# 120431), where the reporter called it “an excellent buy.” The same can be said here: excellent buy. The winning bidder was a Florida dealer who now has it listed on their website for $47,000. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/19. #F175-1948 DODGE POWER WAGON SOLD AT $41,800. Even before the newest fifth-generation Supra was launched for 2019, these have always had a loyal following, with some examples being offered by dealers for astronomical numbers. Naturally, the highvalue examples have most of what was offered here—factory twin turbo, leather interior and targa roof. The single-ownership history was a bonus, but the value may have been softened due to high mileage and automatic transmission. Adding a turbo setup to a naturally aspirated Supra is fairly common, but the desirability is with the 2JZ-GTE, which was the factory twin-turbo powerplant. This sale was on the low side of recent transactions and went to a dealer in Missouri. Well bought. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/19. AMERICAN #F114-1933 LASALLE SERIES 345 C sedan. S/N 1201466. Labrador Gray & black/ gray cloth. Odo: 15,210 miles. Equipped with dual sidemount spares, rear luggage rack, synchromesh transmission and Trippe lamps. Older restoration in well-cared-for condition. Restoration is starting to show age, mainly in paint and rubber. Light surface scratches, with a few heavier paint flaws present. Light pitting on brightwork. Door handles are more heavily pitted. Early signs of delamination on door vent windows; other glass is in good condition. Panel alignment is acceptable for the time period. Gauges slightly cloudy and surrounds are lightly pitted. Carpets, upholstery and headliner in good order. Dash wood is free of any major flaws. Tidy underside and engine compartment. Cond: 3+. pickup. S/N 83908159. Red & black/black leather. Odo: 15,979 miles. 230-ci I6, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Frame-off restored to a level better than new. Retains original 6-volt electrical system. Basecoat/clearcoat paint job consists of very well applied paint with few flaws. Scuffing at running boards at doors. A few scratches here and there. Glass is in very good condition, with all having been replaced. Stainless-steel fasteners throughout. Custom-cut, rubber diamond-plate-pattern floor coverings. New interior and upholstery. Interior paint as nice as the exterior. Gauges have been restored and are in very good condition—aside from the faded odometer read-out, which is original. Original Braden PTO winch. Original flathead in very good condition. Engine paint is very high quality. Cond: 2. shows age, but otherwise in good condition. Rear fenders do not appear to match decklid color. Chips around the driver’s A-pillar, rear edge of hood and trunk lid that are untouched. Brightwork scratched throughout, including bumpers and grille. Rubber is older but is in good condition and not yet hard or cracked. Left rear untempered side glass is cracked. Overall panel alignment good. Carpets appear to be original, with some bunching. Some fraying at the driver’s foot pedal. Dash paint appears to be original. Gauges are slightly cloudy. Worn steering-wheel bezel is loosely fitted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,500. Sold at no reserve. With the mileage claimed to be original, it would have been reassuring to have more documentation about the history of the car. Potential bidders would have appreciated the information, and it may have affected the final hammer price. A solid starting point, this example would benefit from a restoration at this point, and luckily is it not too far gone. Past sales on several examples have reached well over $100,000, so the potential upside for this one is there. Mecum estimated it between $35k and $45k, and many offerings with estimates at this sale have been pretty accurate. Well bought. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/19. #T140.1-1956 DESOTO ADVENTURER NOT SOLD AT $50,000. Last seen at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in 2019, where it sold for a respectable $63,800 (SCM# 6891089). Our reporter there called it well bought and “too nice to use,” which is an accurate description of the high-level restoration. A handful of historic Power Wagon sales have surpassed $100,000, but jump back a few years prior to those sales and values were usually in the $20k range, with the top of the market right under $50k. Is this the sign of a softening market? Maybe, or possibly two people just did not want it bad enough. For this level of restoration, it’s worth changing venues and giving it another try. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/19. #F17-1952 OLDSMOBILE 98 convert- SOLD AT $28,600. Recognized as a CCCA Full Classic. This striking color combination was one of the 11 original colors offered when new. Almost all produced were Fisher bodies, 148 ible. S/N 529M16455. Yellow/black cloth/blue vinyl. Odo: 39,265 miles. 303-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Power convertible top and windows. AM radio. One of about 3,500 said to be produced. Mileage stated to be original. Appears to be an older restoration in good condition. Paint 2-dr hard top. S/N 50386071. Black & gold/ gold vinyl, brown cloth. Odo: 58,473 miles. 341-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Beautiful restoration. Said to have been used as a pace car for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Paint is glossy, with a few chips along the hood and minor clearcoat scratches. Brightwork is lightly pitted in a few areas, but otherwise in very good condition. Front-end brightwork is very nice. Trunk is a little high at the front; otherwise, panel alignment is good. Interior is nicely restored. Seats show virtually no sign of wear. Some interior hardware is lightly pitted. Original factory radio. Interior illumination operable. Headliner in good order although seams are not correctly aligned with material pattern. Interior panel loose at driver’s footwell. Tidy engine bay with batwing air cleaner. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. DeSoto made just shy of 1,000 examples in 1956, and they were only offered in one color combination, as represented here. We have seen this one cross the block one previous time at Mecum’s 2019 Indianapolis sale, where it changed hands for $44,000 (SCM# 6903288). Just a few years ago, pristine examples were bringing over $100,000 and, as the market began to cool, $70,000 seemed to be near the bottom of the Sports Car Market


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Roundup market. As we have witnessed in 2019, $40,000 is all they can muster up. Would be a bargain once again, but the seller was wise not to let it go at this price. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/19. #S142-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Split-Window coupe. S/N 30837S104315. Ermine White/red vinyl. 327-ci 360-hp fuelinjected V8, 4-sp. Correct fuel-injection unit, which may or may not have come from the factory. Said to be a body-on restoration, but it’s unwinding. Paint well applied but showing age, with occasional overspray on rubber and cracks in paint around antenna mast. Bumpers show minor scuffing. Front windshield has wiper streaks and a star in glass. Panel alignment is good overall. Vent-window seals in good condition, but door-glass rubber is brittle. Interior is tired, as seat material is wavy, center console lid is loose, and carpets appear to be original and showing signs of wear along with fraying. Gauges are slightly cloudy. Engine is average. Belts and hoses appear to be newer. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $105,000. No long list of awards or show appearances. No mention of being a factory Fuelie. No thorough documentation of any kind to offer. No high level of restoration. All those items, which are some of the things collectors look for, did not seem to suppress the bidding here. In May 2019, Mecum offered it at their Indianapolis sale, where the bids climbed higher than they did here, topping out at $130,000 (SCM# 6902947). Given the condition and questionable Fuelie status, the offer here was strong. Had it sold here for the high bid, it still would not be considered a bargain, as it has a lot of needs. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/19. #F288-1967 FORD MUSTANG custom convertible. S/N 7F03C230417. Green/tan vinyl/tan leather. 347-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Custom build with Heidts front and rear suspension, electronic fuel injection, Vintage Air, blueprinted stroker engine and Wilwood brakes. Body-off restoration now a few years old and showing slight age. Some fading on cowl. Light clearcoat scratches throughout. Trim is in good condition. Driver’s door out at bottom rear corner. Passenger’s door aligns well. Bumpers have lost slight luster. Rocker molding trim is wavy. Very nice top-grain leather interior. Door-panel stainless is exceptional. Aftermarket gauges look at home in factory locations. Modern console but looks at home. Carpets have been replaced. Wood steering wheel is free from any cracks. Modern vintage-appearance radio. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,600. Originally born a 289, and offered at no reserve among the last couple of dozen lots offered on Friday evening. The stance of this example appeared a little too low at the front and too high in the rear. A lot of originality is lost, but it does not pretend to be original and luckily it is not another Eleanor re-creation. Someone dumped a fair amount of money getting it just the way they wanted it, but unfortunately the return was not there. Other resto-modded drop-top examples have had no problems selling between $30k and $50k. Maybe the no-reserve strategy was not right in this instance, as bidding never really got off the ground. The end result is a very satisfied buyer and a very disappointed consignor. Very well bought. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/19. #W141-1989 SHELBY CSX coupe. S/N 1B3BP94AXKN644737. Red/gray cloth. Odo: 19,058 miles. 2.2-L turbocharged I4, 5-sp. Low-mileage original. Shelby-signed glovebox. Factory paint is good overall and very well kept. Vinyl graphics in good condition. Some delamination in bottom driver’s corner of windshield. Panel alignment is good. Some discoloring on passenger’s door mirror. Gold wheels with an extra set of wheels and tires included in the sale. Driver’s door catches are worn out. Recaro seats with Shelby cloth. Momo steering wheel. Number plate on the dash shows it as car 114. Headliner in good condition. Carpets are original. Manual windows. Engine compartment is tidy. Number plaque under the hood. Heavy scratch on dash in front of passenger’s seat. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,200. Don’t call it a Dodge Shadow. It’s a real Shelby, and remember, even a Shelby Cobra is a glorified version of the AC Ace. If you’ve ever wanted to own a real, authentic Shelby, here’s an option that many can afford. Of the 500 CSXs produced, this is said to be one of the roughly half with the Recaro option. Historic prices are all over the place. Auctions America sold one that would be considered an outlier for $275 in 2015 (SCM# 6791267). Bonhams sold an example out of the late Mr. Shelby’s personal collection in 2018 for $22,400 (SCM# 6874595). Everything else falls somewhere in between. Given the fairly low mileage and very good condition, the buyer did not overpay and is now the owner of an authentic Shelby, one that many have forgotten about. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/19. © 150 Sports Car Market


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Mystery Photo Answers It’s not truly a midlife crisis unless a mid-chassis crisis is built in — Erik Olson, Martinez, CA This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: December 25, 2019 RUNNER-UP: The poorly placed cup completely ruins the otherwise excellent feng shui of the vehicle. — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI It gives new meaning to “Bugeye”! — Al Zim, via email Just the thing for the next SCM 1000 Tour, but Publisher Martin will want a better cup holder. — Mark Miller, Dallas, TX Even with the factory Porsche wheels, Burt’s dream of the ultimate cup holder never found any backers! — Michael Rini, Reno, NV The Morgan Truckette. — Brad Marsland, via email The perfect golf cart — no room for clubs but a place for cool drinks. — Bill Lorber, Los Angeles, CA PUBHUB: Delivering your drinks, one drink at a time. — Warren D. Blatz, via email “The latest in Tuk-Tuk technol- ogy — flow-through ventilation! — Robert O’Sullivan, Beverly Hills, CA Drivers’ Meeting at the inaugural of the Bring Back the Le Mans Start Society. Chase/ Comments With Your Renewals For those of us who have been longtime readers and subscribers, it has been SCM’s unique mission and business brief that has attracted our loyalty and interest. While expanding your content scope to include the “Youngtimer Next Gen” cohort may reflect a marketing interest, such vehicles do not align with the core values and principles that have served to enrich the auction houses’ wealth or endow the lawns of the world’s most prestigious concours d’elegance. 152 SCM needs to honor and main- tain commitment to the quality and integrity of its foundation in order to preserve its leadership role. Do not fall victim to a practice of dumbing down as a strategy for increasing your demographic. This is not who you are! — James Christopher Gemmell, Knox, PA (SCMer since 2017) Love the focus given on Next Gen. As the owner of a mint ’97 Miata M edition (and a Formula Vec), I’m all in. — James Kleinklaus, Carlisle, PA (2006) 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. refreshments vehicle appears in the foreground. — Don Mackay, Oceanside, CA First, there was Cars & Coffee. Now, there’s Trikes & Iced Coffee. — Mike Buettell, Balboa Island, CA Comes equipped with a mother-in-law seat. — Robert Hechter, via email One of these days, I’m going to spend a lot of money on some old car, and it will be all your fault! Great magazine! — Stephen Cowan, Gresham, OR (2008) Great publication. Thank you very much for the fun and laughs! Keep it up. — John Franco, Dover, MA (2005) More on 1980s, ’90s, 2000s. Perhaps even a magazine for new-era collectibles (if size of market warrants). — Tim Riley, Huntington Beach, CA (2006) I think you’re missing the boat All the benefits of motorcycle riding — but with none of the safeguards. — Rick Huerta, Montlake, WA Frequent Mystery Photo Flier Erik Olson found the only possible reason this thing exists. For that, we award him an SCM ball cap with a custom propeller on top. ♦ on certain resto-mods. There are builders out there turning out fantastic street cars. I would love to see the really nicely built ones highlighted. — Mark Hoffman, Black River Falls, WI (2003) Great magazine! Keeps me up on the classic-car market. Thanks for your efforts! — Andy Walker, Edmond, OK (2015) Thank you all for your con- tinued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market Kevin Weiss Terry Ballard


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SCM Online Extras for SCM Readers Connect with SCM online this month Kids and Cars Visit SCM on the Web Here’s a Sample of Some of What’s Available at www.sportscarmarket.com SCM Weekly Blogs (www.sportsarmarket.com/blogs/keith- martin) • Order Your SCM 2019 Year in Review Today! • The Inaugural Las Vegas Concours d‘Elegance Guides and Resources A Taste for the Finer Things: My two grandchildren Lilla, 5 and June, 4. They love the “silver car,” a 1979 Porsche SC. I let them climb all over it. I want them to be comfortable with classic cars, as they are made to be used. — Joseph Persak, Wheaton, IL Send your photos of your next-generation gearheads to SCM. If your photo is selected, you’ll win an official SCM cap. Send your high-res photos to kids@sportscarmarket.com. Please include your contact info, the name of the child in the photo, the make and model of the car and any descriptive information you would like. (View or download at www.sportscarmarket.com/guides-supplements) • 2020 Insider’s Guide to the Arizona Auctions For Subscribers www.sportscarmarket.com/digitalissues-online Ten Years Ago in SCM The January 2010 issue featured a 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS Spyder that went for $673k, with a profile by Steve Ahlgrim (still our Ferrari guy) explaining the rising power of the more-conservative model. Publisher Martin’s column outlined five steps to smart collecting, which included advice such as sticking to your budget and buying vehicles you have a use for — commonsense wisdom that still holds in today’s market. January 2020 Platinum Users View 297,000-plus auction results at www.sportscarmarket.com/platinumauction-database (Platinum Auction Database members only). Compare the latest sales or track a car over its auction history! 153 • One year of back issues of SCM, searchable


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 50 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. ENGLISH 1927 Rolls-Royce Woodie shooting brake 1964 Jaguar E-type convertible Green/Concours condition. Completely rebuilt engine, wood, frame, etc. Private owner. $250,000. Contact John, Ph: 508.991.8000 x101 or 508.776.0001, email: jmeldon@jjbest.com. (MA) 1950 Jaguar XK 120 roadster 64,539 miles. Alloy XK 120. All original except for interior and paint. Could be one of the last unrestored Alloy XK 120s around. Heritage Trust certificate included. $265,000. Contact Kyle, Ph: 614.419.2446, email: kyle.grim@yahoo.com. 1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN6 roadster S/N 1E10502. Opalescent Silver Blue (with navy blue top)/navy blue. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Fully restored, numbers-matching XKE. Attractive color combo, this convertible 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) 1965 Jaguar E-type Series 1 3.8 convertible S/N 1E13274. Old English White/black. 29,866 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. This numbers-matching E-type was the subject of a recent restoration by Jaguar professionals, and stands as a stunning example of Jaguar excellence. The car includes a matching white hard top, log book of past work and restoration receipts. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/528. (CA) 1967½ Jaguar XKE convertible Blue/black. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Completely restored. Never any rust. Everything new. Fully sorted and pampered. National MGB award winner. Too many cars. $16,500 OBO. Contact Kenneth, Ph: 435.574.2061, email: 72mgb4sale@gmail.com. Black & white/red. Fully restored, new interior, new exterior black-and-white paint, new frame. Stainless-steel exhaust, new 60-spoke stainless-steel chrome wheels. Runs great, looks great! Invested over $58,000 in this vehicle. Seeking best reasonable offer. $48,000 OBO. Contact Ronald, Ph: 216.396.2396, email: r26m@netzero.com. (OH) 1961 Jaguar E-type convertible 1969 Jaguar E-type coupe 61,057 miles. One of few; welded louvers, fiveyear restoration, refreshed in 2018. Open-bonnet latch. Excellent driver. $295,000. Contact Kyle, Ph: 614.419.2446, email: kyle.grim@yahoo.com. (OH) 154 Cream/gray. 17,000 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Owned this vehicle for 35 years. Professionally restored from a new galvanized frame in Ascot Fawn (gray)/black. 24,000 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. It would be hard to find a more solid, original XKE. No accident damage, nearly perfect White/red. 51,000 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Beautiful white with red leather interior, red top and boot. Has new Avon tires, Nardi wheel, toolkit and books. The car runs very well and the color combination is stunning. $44,500 OBO. Contact Michael, Ph: 612.554.0220, email: mkarch@floydtotalsecurity. com. (MN) Sports Car Market 21,376 miles. Unique; has many late-model features. Aluminum radiator, Wildwood brakes, modern alternator, velocity stacks and electronic ignition. New top, paint and engine detailed in 2018. Upgrades made for a great driver. $155,000. Contact Kyle, Ph: 614.419.2446, email: kyle.grim@yahoo.com. 1966 Land Rover Series IIa 88 2-dr soft top 1984 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible 48,507 miles. Series 1.5, 4.3-liter, restored in 2016. Nice Driver. 48,507 miles. $168,000. Contact Kyle, Ph: 614.419.2446, email: kyle.grim@yahoo.com. S/N 1255038. Champagne Grigio/black & tan. 25 miles. V8, Chrysler 6.1-L. Gen. III Hemi blueprinted engine, Chrysler/Mercedes 5-speed automatic. FAST XFI 2.0 fuel injection, Art Morrison Sport IFS front suspension and steering. Factory Five IRS rear suspension, Ford Racing 8.8 differential, Vintage Air a/c and heat. Just finished, every piece new or rebuilt. Full details Online. $125,000. Contact Skip, Ph: 406.270.0546, email: skippy@cyberport.net. Website: hemiceptor.com. (MT) 1972 MGB convertible 7,682 miles. Series 1, 10-year restoration, refreshed 2018. $158,000. Contact Kyle, Ph: 614.419.2446, email: kyle.grim@yahoo.com. 1965 Jaguar E-type convertible S/N P180755. Black/red. 58,444 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. This striking Jaguar 340 has been one-family-owned since February of 1968, and stands in great mechanical condition. This example is one of only 535 left-hand-drive models made, and one of only 10 outfitted with the 3.8-liter engine. With the fitment of the straight-port E-type-like cylinder heads and a lighter body shell, these 340s proved to be faster than their full-blooded Mark 2 equivalents. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/641. (CA) 1967 Jaguar E-type convertible 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 OBO. Contact Bill, Ph: 920.823.2187, email: whebal@yahoo.com. (WI) 1970 Jensen Interceptor Mk II custom hatchback 1997. Always in Arizona; used sparingly and never off road. In dry storage for the past 15 years. Frame, body, interior are perfect; new soft top. Vehicle runs but needs rejuvenation from all these years in storage. This is a beautiful and correctly restored Rover, perfect for someone with the ability to put it back on the road. $12,000. Contact Douglas, Ph: 480.254.0575, email: dbmmackay@gmail. com. (AZ) 1967 Jaguar 340 Mk II sedan original interior. Awesome car in need of some work to get it up and running again. Lots of potential to make this car great again. $33,000 OBO. RPM. 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SCM Showcase Gallery 1985 Morgan 4/4 OTS 2018 Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible GERMAN 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo coupe 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 convertible S/N C6858. British Racing Green/saddle. 28,383 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. Very nice original condition, vast collection of manuals and documents from new full history to date, condition of import convert to propane converted back by earlier owner. $38,500 OBO. Contact Buzz, Ph: 503.608.0305, email: buzzwright1@gmail.com. (OR) 2003 Aston Martin Vanquish coupe S/N SCA666D58JU107784. Old English White/Seashell. 3,359 miles. V12, automatic. Please contact Kelly Strong for any inquiries! $439,999. Automobiles Etcetera. Contact Kelly, Ph: 514.795.5277, email: Kelly.Strong@automobilesetcetera.com. Website: www.automobilesetcetera. com/vehicles/2018/rolls-royce/dawn/mont-royal/ qc/40078442/?sale_class=used. (Quebec) FRENCH 1967 Citroën DS21 Chapron decapotable Metallic Charcoal/black leather. 88,200 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. New 18-inch wheels and tires. Lowered, very nice, beautiful condition. Great paint with very nice interior. Runs strong and drives great. Listed by SCM as “hold.” Rare, appreciating in value. Email for more pictures. $24,300 OBO. Contact Randy, Ph: 405.650.8078, email: rhiseus@yahoo. com. (OK) 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL convertible S/N WP0CA2997VS342029. Black/gray. 47,000 miles. Flat 6, 6-spd manual. This car exemplifies all that a modern classic can be: reliable, beautiful, fun to drive and just a little bit more special than the car next to it at the stoplight. 993 values have leveled off from their stratospheric run, and we think now is a buyer’s market. Values will remain up, as no matter what happens, a 993 will always be the last aircooled Porsche, and the end of an era. $53,000 OBO. Curated by SSA. Contact Sean, Ph: 781.585.5587, email: sean@southshoreautoworks.com. Website: www.curatedbyssa.com/. (MA) 2001 BMW M coupe S/N 938. Tungsten Silver/Charcoal. 28,500 miles. V12, Special ordered new by owner for $240,000: Rear-seat delete, 6-speed semi-auto sequential paddle shift, serviced by dealer each year from new. Immaculate. In Santa Barbara, CA. $59,000 OBO. Contact Carey, Ph: 805.689.6262, email: carey@ clkre.com. (CA) Dark green/black leather. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Original California-delivered genuine DS21 Chapron. Recently driven across the U.S. with zero problems. Amazing history. Always solid, always taken care of. For more information, visit us online. Washington State Dealer 11005. FOUND Motorcars. Contact Greg, email: chapron67@yahoo.com. Website: www.FOUNDMotorcars.com. (WA) Silver-blue metallic/dark blue leather. 55,000 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Very nice color combination. Two owners, low miles, both tops. Please contact me for more photos and additional details. $17,000 OBO. Contact Tom, Ph: 310.266.3655, email: sir@ sunspeed.com. Website: madison-zamperini.smugmug.com/Cars/Mercedes-Benz-450-SL-1980. (CA) Black/brown. 68,500 miles. Inline 6, 6-spd manual. Impeccable M coupe with all service items up to date. Performance KONI shocks with adjustable shock tower camber/castor plates. Clean CARFAX. Desirable larger S54 engine, super-fast car. $42,000 OBO. RPM. Contact Steve, Ph: 802.598.0385, email: rpm@rpmvt.com. Website: www.rpmvt.com/. (VT) 2001 Porsche Boxster convertible S/N xxx0718. Seal Gray/Nephrite Green Leather. 84,000 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd manual. Porsche CoA, Boxster S exhaust, no IMS or RMS problems, new waterpump, brakes; clutch perfect. Original spare and toolkit — never used. Could use rear window, top works perfectly. Cold a/c, Bluetooth sound system. Drives excellent, handles excellent. $7,900 OBO. Contact Brian, Ph: 630.988.8090, email: porscheguy71@yahoo.com. (IL) ITALIAN 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900CSS Series 2 5-window coupe S/N AR1900C01877. Red/beige. 9,778 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. A very original and complete car. Best of Show at the 2017 AROC National Convention. Certificato d’Oro (over 98 points), numerous concours awards. One owner for 40 years. $350,000 OBO. Contact Oliver, Ph: 416.807.1750, email: oliver@ axim.ca. Website: www.olympiancars.com. (ON) 1979 Fiat 124 Pininfarina spider S/N 124CS20145187. Blue/black. 90,000 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. Complete ground-up restoration. 140 hp, 5-speed. Twenty-five years in the making. MB top, interior black w/blue piping. Runs 156 Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery and looks great and fun to drive. $19,995. Contact Joseph, Ph: 917.991.5787, email: aaronbethnyc@ gmail.com. (NY) 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS spider 2001 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE coupe AMERICAN 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-code supercharged convertible 1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport 2-dr hard top Featured at two car shows, three websites and car club ads. $54,900. Contact Eric, Ph: 714.401.1034, email: ericver@verizon.net. Website: www.youtube. com/watch?v=z0SWd1CQlNs. (CA) Red/black. 28,750 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Impeccable, accident-free car with virtually perfect black interior. Fully serviced and ready to go. Books, tools and records present. Last model year before the pesky ABS brakes. $95,000 OBO. RPM. Contact Steve, Ph: 802.598.0385, email: rpm@rpmvt.com. Website: www.rpmvt.com/. (VT) 1989 Ferrari 348 GTS spider 24,692 miles. Power steering, power brakes and a/c. Tools included. $52,500. Contact Kyle, Ph: 614.419.2446, email: kyle.grim@yahoo.com. (OH) JAPANESE 1973 Datsun 240Z coupe S/N F7FH382563. Colonial White/Raven & white. 0 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Very rare and collectible 1957 F-code convertible. One of only some 212 ever built in 1957 with the optional McCulloch/Paxton supercharger, which allowed the blown ’Bird to enter NASCAR competition and also gave Ford over 300 hp — enough power to blow away the F.I. Corvette. An expensive option when new, adding over $439 when combined with the Ford-O-Matic transmission such as this example. Frame-off nut-and-bolt restoration with zero miles, original Colonial White factory color with original Raven & white interior trim. Original window sticker, documented restoration. Few finer anywhere. $175,000 OBO. West Coast Classics, LLC. Contact Larry, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www.WestCoastClassics. com. (CA) 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible S/N 32482. Dark blue/black. 4,368 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Contemporary Cobra, originally a show car. Low miles, built in 1980 with Ford 427 completely restored side-oiler engine, Roush heads, Top Loader transmission w/new clutch, Halibrand wheels, dark blue with white stripes, white sidepipes, black leather seats, tonneau and car cover. $49,000 OBO. Contact Ron, Ph: 856.435.0805, email: rslovett@gmail. com. (NJ) S/N HLS30164430. Silver/black. 99,553 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. This 240Z is a rust-free California car that has benefited from a single long-term ownership for over 30 years, and has been passionately cared for. The engine has been professionally rebuilt and the car has been recently serviced. Includes original owner’s manual and receipts. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/598. (CA) 1979 Honda Civic CVCC 2-dr hatchback White/tan. 15,000 miles. Inline 4, automatic. When’s the last time you saw an unrestored, original, firstgeneration Civic with a Hondamatic transmission and 15k miles? The AM radio still works! Three owners in 40 years. $15,000. Contact Jeffrey, email: hirst1209@comcast.net. (PA) SWEDISH 1971 Volvo 1800E coupe Beautiful condition, 4-speed manual with OD. Have owned for 20 years since 49,000 miles, now 100,000 actual miles. All paperwork since new, have done everything mechanically to preserve this exceptional car; work done by 1800 experts with no expense spared. No rust or collisions, not a restored car but a preserved, very original car that is appreciating rapidly. No brokers need inquire, serious inquiries only. Photos on request. $49,500 Ph: 503.936.4655,email: stephen@shouze.com. (OR) January 2020 S/N 60S1908. Bronze & cream/brown. 361 miles. V8, automatic. Rare 2-door wagon, Nebraska body, leather interior, first place concours d’elegance. Fresh build August 2019, 361 miles, Chevy .030 with mild cam, 700R4, 9-inch Ford, Mustang II, Art Morrison frame with air ride, 18- and 20-inch wheels. No trades. $45,000 OBO. Contact Scott, Ph: 419.564.3599, email: scott@scottsharrock. com. (OH) 157 S/N 57WA77301. Pink & white/pink, black & white. 73,000 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. A true 1950s piece of art and a great eye-catcher! Car runs and drives very nicely. Radio and seat adjust not working, but everything else does. $25,000 OBO. Contact Stephen, Ph: 401.847.3989, email: srseiter@cox.net. (RI) 1960 Studebaker Lark custom wagon S/N 136677B162510. Marina Blue/Bright Blue. 17,375 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Marina blue, bright blue with white top. SS tribute, frame-on restoration. Rare 396/375, Muncie M20 4-speed, new clutch, Sanderson headers, Flowmaster mufflers, PS, power disc brakes, factory a/c. Center console with clock, Retro-digital radio, SS gauges, blinker tach, rosewood steering wheel. New chrome bumpers and Rally wheels, trim pieces restored. 2018 engine and bay refreshed. Over $80,000 invested, documented. 68,603 miles. 15-year restoration, power steering, power brakes, hard top included. Great driver. $45,000. Contact Kyle, Ph: 614.419.2446, email: kyle.grim@yahoo.com. (OH) 1957 Lincoln Premiere 2-dr hardtop Highlander Green/Charcoal. 53,008 miles. V8, manual. This could be the most iconic movie tribute car ever. Ford made a limited production of these numbered 2008 “Bullitt” Mustangs in honor of the 1968 Mustang in the movie “Bullitt.” This car is highly desirable, collectible, enjoyable (which I can attest to) and a great value. It has always been garaged. It has 53,008 miles. These Mustangs still bring a premium price, for those who know condition is everything. Given my Bullitt’s condition and low mileage I’m only asking $15,908. HIS. Contact Harvey, Ph: 561.394.7247, email: Hoggfinancial@ bellsouth.net. (FL) © 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS replica convertible S/N 1ZVFT82H275262681. Black/black. 3,500 miles. V8, 6-spd automatic. This is number seven of 308 Roush 427R Mustangs produced. Black with the rare Jack Roush stitched seats. Low miles, in pristine condition. Out of a celebrity private collection. $42,000 OBO. Contact Ralph, Ph: 610.721.2750, email: raremusclecars@aol.com. (PA) 2008 Ford Mustang “Bullitt” Tribute coupe S/N 494475A904173. Verde Green Metallic/green. 32,079 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. An absolutely exceptional and virtually all-original car, apart from one repaint in its original factory color. Turnkey ready to enjoy, always garaged and rust- and accident-free example with documented ownership history since new. Increasingly desirable and collectible Riviera Gran Sport with its original matchingnumbers powerful 425/360-hp V8 engine with dual quads, BS transmisison and Posi rear end. Few finer unrestored examples available anywhere else! OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Larry, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www.WestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 replica roadster S/N 2G1FP22G112135699. Blue metallic/black. 4,826 miles. V8, 6-spd manual. Super-rare Camaro SS 1LE T-top delete car, going up in value every day. Drive it or keep it as a future collector car. Hagerty values this car at $32,775 ($28,500 plus 15% for performance package SS and more than rare 1LE with hard top). This is a factory hard top (T-top delete car) which means the chassis is much stiffer and is totally stock. One of four made. I am the original owner; ordered new, has the Corvette LS1 motor from factory and all documentation. $32,750 OBO. Contact Fred, Ph: 775.219.6926, email: hgpgiffels@ aol.com. (SC) 2007 Ford Mustang Roush 427R coupe


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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 158 Palm Springs Auctions Inc. GPK Auctions. 856.573.6969. GPK 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 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) 310.899.1960. 310.526.6594. 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) 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 Hollywood Wheels Auctions & 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 Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later, Leake has sold over 34,000 cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — “Fast N Loud” on Discovery, “Dallas Car Sharks” on Velocity and “The Car Chasers” on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR. On the I-5 Corridor. We offer knowledgeable, fast, friendly, hassle-free transactions. Oregon’s #1 Collector Car Auction www.petersencollectorcars.com Premier Auction Group. 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 RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. 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 RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. For further information, visit www.RMSothebys.com (CAN) Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Specializing in the finest American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles and European sports; Russo and Steele hosts three record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. Fax: 602.252.6260. 7722 East Gray Road, Suite C Scottsdale, AZ 85260. info@russoandsteele.com, www.russoandsteele.com (AZ) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Automobilia inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com BMW 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. Automodello. 877.343.2276. 1:12 1967 Gurney Spa-winner handsigned by Dan Gurney ONE24™ Cadillac, Delahaye, Delage, Ford, Iso Grifo, Lincoln in 1:24 scale ONE43™ Cadillac, Ford, Lincoln, Sunbeam in 1:43 scale Hand-built Limited Edition Resin Art™ 10% SCM Discount — SCM19MP on Automodello.com 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 Automotive Restorations. 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 Passion for automobiles made visible Created from over 100 components, this highly detailed 3 dimensional artist’s model of the iconic five dials is inspired by the early 911 dash, complete with functioning clock. Each dial is hand crafted and assembled by the artist. Customization is available. Limited edition, signed and numbered. Many more unique motoring gifts available at www.motorology.com Motorology, LLC Williston, VT 617.209.9902 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 Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com (CA) January 2020 Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com California Car Cover Company. More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1.800.423.5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. The Werk Shop. 847.295.3200. 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) BMW full and partial restorations has been our main focus for over 20 years. We build show winners and awesome daily drivers. Our shop is located 30 minutes north of O’Hare Airport in Libertyville, Illinois. We also provide our clients with collection management, temperature/humidity-controlled storage, show assistance and private treaty sales. We’ve built an international reputation on our rich history of restoring both pre- and post-war BMWs and are honored to be recognized for the care and quality of our work. Our collectors have won numerous prestigious awards at Pebble Beach, Hilton Head and many other concours. Contact us by phone or via our website: www.thewerkshop.com (IL) 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 135,000 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) Blackhawk Collection, Inc. 925.736.3444. One of the world’s foremost companies specializing in buying and selling classic cars for clients around the globe for over 45 years. Over the years, many of the greatest cars in the world have passed through the doors of the Blackhawk Collection. Visit our website at www.blackhawkcollection.com Charles Prince Classic Cars. Based 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) 159 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 FOLLOW SCM


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com (CA) dition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment and pickup. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com service, product quality and fast delivery. We look forward to serving the vintage Mustang enthusiast. www.MustangAmerica.com (PA) Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. Chequered Flag. 310.827.8665. Chequered Flag is Los Angeles’ best known classic car dealer. We specialize in European classic and sports cars, particularly air-cooled Porsches. We have over 100 classics in inventory 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) 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) 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 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) Legendary Motorcar Company. Classic Auto Mall — One of the largest Classic Car Facility’s in the world, with nearly eight acres under one roof in a climate controlled, secure, indoor showroom. Over 800 vehicles on display/for sale. The Ultimate Destination for Classic and Specialty Cars, located one hour west of Philadelphia on the Turnpike in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Consignments invited, single car or entire collections. Worldwide marketing coverage. Call 888.227.0914 or visit us at www.ClassicAutoMall.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. 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) 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 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) Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6919. www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the sales of 1970s and earlier great European classics since 1978. You can rely on our decades of knowledge and experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Guidance is given with an emphasis on building long-term relationships. Contact our Classic Car Sales team via email at: sales@paulrussell.com (MA) Precious Metals: Fine Motorcars Luxury Brokers International. 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 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector, with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment-grade classic car. Since 2009, we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) of San Diego. 619.515.2220. We are one of the Premier Classic Exotic Dealerships in Southern California since 2004. Owned by Dr. Perry and Judith Mansfield, we buy, sell, consign and provide auction management. American Classics, Vintage European, Modern Performance. Help with exhibiting client vehicles at car shows. Our showroom hosts private events, art shows and club meetings. Precious Metals is passionate about making your car experience first class. Contact David Young 619.515.2220, sales@pmautos.com, www.pmautos.com (CA) Saratoga Auto Auction. Sept. 18 and 19, 2020 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 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 160 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 con- 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 Symbolic International. 858.259.0100. Symbolic International is one of the premier dealers of classic cars and vintage race cars in the world. Our spectacular vehicles are available for purchase and worldwide delivery. Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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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) rives 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 than Grundy! With no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, low rates, and high liability limits, our coverages are specifically designed for collector car owners. Grundy can also insure your daily drivers, pickup trucks, trailers, motorhomes, and more — all on one policy and all at their Agreed Value. www.grundy.com (PA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. 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) 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 Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com (MI) Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Fourintune Garage Inc. West Coast Classics. 424.376.5151. 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. Southern California location at 1205 Bow Avenue in Torrance. 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 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 a relocation, are attending a corporate event or are shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collector Car Insurance J.C. Taylor Insurance. 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 JWF Restorations Inc. SpecializCARS. 310.695.6403. For more than two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. CARS are now able to offer secure indoor vehicle storage solutions at its new state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Los Angeles. Contact CARS directly to discuss your vehicle storage requirements and find out more about the many services that we offer. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy — hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com Classic Car Transport Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse 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. 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) ing 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) 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. Kevin Kay Restorations. AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555. All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com (NY) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. Gripping the wheel of your dream car and starting the engine for the first time is a high point for any enthusiast. We are the premier enclosed auto transport company that will ensure your car ar- January 2020 Grundy Insurance. 888.647.8639. James A. Grundy invented Agreed Value Insurance in 1947; no one knows more about insuring collector cars Chrome Strategies Management LLC. Trust and Estate/Wealth Advisory Services focuses on meeting the increasingly complex financial planning 161 530.241.8337. 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) Estate Planning Advisory


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needs and interests of classic car collectors, investors, trust, estate, wealth professionals, and family offices. We are a completely independent advisory that develops best practice strategies to fit your objectives. Please contact us to discuss our scope of services. www.chromestrategies.com Email to: info@chromestrategies.com Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. German mobiles and motorcycles. The Quail maintains its intimacy and exclusivity by limiting admission through lottery ticket allocations. Admission is inclusive of six gourmet culinary pavilions, caviar, oysters, fine wines, specialty cocktails, champagne, and more. Web: signatureevents.peninsula.com (CA) Events—Concours, Car Shows Art’s Star Classics. 800.644.STAR 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 24–November 3, 2019 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. 831.242.8200. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is home to the legendary Corkscrew, which has been the scene of many famous racing memories. The 2019 premier-event season includes the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, IMSA, Trans Am, Ferrari Racing Days, World Superbike and IndyCar’s season finale at the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey. For tickets, camping and hospitality contact www.WeatherTechRaceway.com or call 831.242.8200. Finance (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 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) Scott Grundfor Company. Bud’s Benz. 800.942.8444. At Lajollaconcours.com. Earning the reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobile showcases in the United States, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance continues to attract discerning car enthusiasts from around the globe. Experience World Class Cars and World Class Experience on April 17–19, 2020. Register and purchase tickets at lajollaconcours.com, or call 619.233.5008, for more information. (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. European Collectibles Inc. The Elegance at Hershey. 717.500.5191. The Elegance at Hershey is a celebration of vintage race cars and concours automobiles from 6/12 to 6/14/2020, commencing with the Grand Ascent, featuring the Concorso Bizarro and culminating with our concours d’elegance. Our primary goal is to benefit our charities: JDRF, AACA Museum and AACA Library & Research Center. For more information, visit www.theeleganceathershey.com, or call 717.500.5191. (PA) Ferrari Financial Services. 201.816.2670. 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. 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, 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) 805.474.6477. Since the 1970s, Scott Grundfor Company has set the bar with best of show cars. Four decades later, we continue our long and rich tradition of excellence in the collectible car and restoration market. As trusted and respected Mercedes-Benz experts, we strive to not only continue the restoration and sales excellence we’ve worked 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. Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. J.J. BEST BANC & CO. provides 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 auto- 162 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! 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. 1.866.622.5277). The trusted center of competence for all classic Mercedes-Benz 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 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) Sports Car Market 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 has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than $1 million, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com 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 Legal Dr Beasley’s. Dr. Beasley’s proVintage 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) Multimedia Publications 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 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 Parts, Accessories & Car Care AmericanMuscle 877.887.1105. Starting out in 2003, AmericanMuscle quickly rose to be one of the leading aftermarket Mustang parts providers in the business. With the addition of Challenger parts in 2018, AmericanMuscle provides the most sought-after products, accessories and fast shipping. AmericanMuscle.com are proud to be the largest USA supplier of in-stock restoration parts for your classic GM A, B, C, E and G-body vehicle, including newly released Cadillac CTS, ATS, STS, Escalade, EXT and XLR. 100% privately owned to serve you better, since 1982. We are devoted to quality parts and customer service. Visit OPGI.com today or call today to order your free parts catalog. (CA) 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 Vintage Racing Services. Turtle Garage provides readers Premier Financial Services. 877.973.7700. As a serious sports car enthusiast, you’re always seeking a better driving experience. Your high standards should also apply to car financing. Since 1997, Premier Financial Services has been recognized by countless owners for our integrity, deep understanding of the sports car market, high level of customer service and ability to tailor flexible leasing solutions. If you’ve never considered leasing, let us explain how it could be your best financing alternative. If you’ve leased from others in the past, let us show you how we’re different. Either way, you’ll benefit from starting or ending your search for a better financing experience by contacting us at 877.973.7700. Learn more at www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) with unique insights into the collector vehicle market and the broader automotive industry. Our exclusive content focuses on vintage motorcycles, modern classics, and the exciting future of the automobile — including developments in ride-hailing, electrification and autonomous driving. We produce diverse articles on travel, restoration projects, book reviews, auction analysis, vehicle summaries and relevant automotive industry news. “Turtle Garage is a must-read. Subscribe today.” — Keith Martin, Sports Car Market www.turtlegarage.com Museums MetroVac’s car vacs and car dryLeMay—America’s Car Museum Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing January 2020 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) ers are the top choice of professional detailers and passionate car enthusiasts worldwide, like Wayne Carini. Our products are proudly made by American workers using only U.S. steel. These powerful machines are built to be virtually indestructible and last decades. MetroVac products are the classic way to care for classic cars. www.metrovac.com 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 203.377.6745. Our full-service shop facility and experienced staff provide all aspects of racecar construction, setup and repair for production-based cars to purpose-built sports racers to formula cars. We can build a racecar from the ground up, restore your historic vintage racer to its former glory or maintain your racecar, all to ensure your maximum enjoyment. Our trackside support, transportation, racecar rental and coaching can round out your experience. Our sister company, Automotive Restorations Inc., offers high-quality upholstery, body and paint and panel fabrication services. www.automotiverestorations.com/vrs/home Restoration — General TOURANIL Leather by AERISTO +1 (817) 624-8400. A deep passion for classic automobiles has led AERISTO’s founder Christian Schmidt to develop an authentic line of classic, vegetable tanned leathers. AERISTO, the market leader for high end, technical aviation leathers is now proud to offer their TOURANIL article to the restoration community. All raw materials are sourced from premium South German bull hides, available in stock in a wide array of colors. Please reach out to AERISTO to learn more. info@aeristo.com www.aeristo.com Alan Taylor Company Inc. Original Parts Group Inc. 800243-8355. At Original Parts Group, we 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War 163


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. 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 wide. 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) understand how much your classic car means to you and we will treat your restoration or repair with the quality care and respect it deserves — getting the job done right the first time. We believe that a restoration should last a lifetime and beyond, so we strive to provide our clients with quality restoration services that will last for generations. www.hahnautorestoration.com has grown over the last decade into a well-respected restoration facility and automotive sales center known around the world. Backed up with a very strong reputation, we provide high-quality restorations on classic Mercedes-Benz. We value our customers through excellence in our work and service. Our parts department is top notch and has a rare variety of hard-to-find original Mercedes-Benz parts. Email: Office@ palmbeachclassics.com www.palmbeachclassics.com (FL) 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) Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produces the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at www.automotiverestorations.com 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) Hjeltness Restoration. 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 Paramount Classic Cars. Jeff’s Resurrections has been Farland Classic Restoration. Brightworks. 937.773.5127. Bright- works has partnered with Ruote Borrani to be the only authorized restorer of Ruote Borrani wheels in the world, and to be a distributor for any new Ruote Borrani products in North America. We use the original Ruote Borrani drawings and blueprints to restore your wheels to exact factory standards and offset. Additionally, we use the correct font letter/number stamps to re-create all of the original markings to restore your Borrani wheels to be factory original, correct and certified. www.brightworkrestoration.com (OH) 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 bringing some of the world’s finest cars back to life in a quiet corner of Central Texas for almost three decades. Founded in 1990, we are a full-service auto restoration facility specializing in classic, exotic and antique vehicles, whose work has won many awards. With a full-time team of ten skilled mechanics, metal craftsmen, specialist re-finishers and detailers, we offer complete mechanical and coachwork services. Our premises encompass 36,000 square feet of historic property that once housed a pre-war Dodge dealership in Taylor, Texas, just a short drive from downtown Austin, Austin Bergstrom International Airport and the Circuit of the Americas. 512.365.5346. www.jeffsresurrections.com (TX) 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 Paruch Automotive CraftsmanOn the Road Again Classics. The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. One of the most widely recognized names in the world of collector cars. As seen on Discovery, History and National Geographic TV. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) 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 Hahn Auto 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 world- 164 724.452.4329. We take pride in offering concours-level collector car restoration, recommissioning, custom builds and repair services. With our experienced staff and cutting-edge technology, we can restore your car back to its original beauty and help it perform better than when it was first driven off the lot! We Ragtops & Roadsters. Palm Beach Classics. 561.568.5906. Palm Beach Classics 215.257.1202. For close to three decades Ragtops & Roadsters has provided maintenance, preservation and restoration services for British, German, Sports Car Market ship. 262.339.0180. We are a small team of passionate craftsmen dedicated to delivering sophisticated automotive metal restoration. Our passion is restoring ’50s–’60s coach-built vehicles; especially Italian marques. Our capabilities include coach-built body restoration, metal shaping, fabrication, trim and exhaust fabrication, muscle car restoration... anything metal. We have been involved with a substantial pedigree of world-class vehicle restorations. For over 10 years, our workmanship has been shown and won awards at concours across the U.S. and Europe. Give us a call to learn more about who we are and how we can help with your next project. 262.339.0180 www. paruchautomotivecraftsmanship.com (WI) RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Italian and other European marques. We offer a comprehensive array of services, including mechanical repair, engine rebuilding, interior trimming and coachwork; including paint and body repair. Let our talented craftsman put you back in the driver’s seat of your special classic car so you can enjoy it on the road again! info@ragtops.com www.ragtops.com (PA) RM Auto Restoration. 519.352.4575. RM Auto Restoration is North America’s leading classic car restoration facility. Whether it’s a complete “body-off” restoration, a partial restoration, or a cosmetic upgrade, our dedicated team of restoration perfectionists provides an unwavering commitment to deliver flawless work, and to the highest cosmetic presentation, every time. www.rmautorestoration.com The Paddock Classic Car Restora- tions. 860.224.1888. At The Paddock, our collective passion is the restoration and preservation of fine classic automobiles of any type/era. We strive to provide the highest possible quality in our results and approach every customer relationship with openness, honesty, constant communication, detailed documentation and with the highest ethical standards. Our 18,000 square foot facility is fully equipped and is staffed with highly skilled artisans, allowing us to provide a full array of services to our clients in a single location. Visit us in person at 285 Columbus Boulevard, New Britain, CT 06051, or online at www.ThePaddockCars.com minutes north of O’Hare Airport in Libertyville, Illinois. We also provide our clients with collection management, temperature/humidity-controlled storage, show assistance and private treaty sales. We’ve built an international reputation on our rich history of restoring both pre- and post-war BMWs and are honored to be recognized for the care and quality of our work. Our collectors have won numerous prestigious awards at Pebble Beach, Hilton Head and many other concours. Contact us by phone or via our website: www.thewerkshop.com (IL) Torque Classic Cars. 561.333.1868. Treasured Motorcar Services. Sport and Specialty. 815.629.2717. 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 Werk Shop. 847.295.3200. BMW full and partial restorations has been our main focus for over 20 years. We build show winners and awesome daily drivers. Our shop is located 30 410.833.2329. 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 22,500 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 We are your one stop for all your collector car needs. Located in sunny West Palm Beach, Florida. We specialize in restorations of European sports cars with a concentration in MercedesBenz and Jaguar. With a diverse team of master craftsmen we bring rolling works of art to life. Our in-house upholstery center and body shop allow us to give every project our undivided attention all under one roof. Storage and Consignments available. 561-333-1868 torqueclassiccars.com Valenti Classics Inc. 414.421.6300. Since 1991, we have been restoring cars back to exacting standards and building custom, one-of-a kind vehicles for customers all over the world. We are your one-stop shop. All restoration and mechanical services are met through our comprehensive shop. Expert body restoration, paint, fabrication, and upholstery. “Precisely Like You Want It. Even If You Want It Precisely Like It Was.” Visit valenticlassics.com to learn more or email inquiry@valenticlassics. com (WI) © The Classic Auto Show. 203.233.7162. Whether you’re a collector, or working on your project car, or simply share a passion for the classics, The Classic Auto Show is for you. You’ll see over 2,000 classics, rub shoulders with your favorite auto celebrities, view LIVE restoration and auto detailing demos, shop a vendor marketplace and more. Buy Tickets or Display Your Car Today! www.TheClassicAutoShow.com The Creative Workshop. 954.920.3303. The Creative Workshop is a Pebble Beach award winning fullservice concours restoration shop located in South East Florida. Our 10,000+ sq. ft. facility provides comprehensive, in-house restoration and repair services as well as collection and event support. Creative is a multi-marque workshop, specializing in the forensic restoration of post-war European cars. However, we support our Clients’ diverse collections — and have extensive experience in antique, pre/post war American, muscle and racing vehicles. info@TheCreativeWorkshop.com www.TheCreativeWorkshop.com January 2020 165


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Carl Bomstead eWatch The Legendary Duane Allman’s Guitar The guitar that wailed and warbled in Allman’s hands sells for huge money at auction Thought Carl’s You have to be of a certain age to appreciate the guitar work of Duane Allman. The opening track, “Statesboro Blue from the album “At Fillmore East” is legendary. He left us in 1971. Graham Nash acquired Allman’s Gibson SG guitar. This was the start of Nash’s extensive collection of other guitarists’ guitars. Allman’s Gibson SG was recently sold at Heritage Auctions’ July 2019 Entertainment and Memorabilia event for $591,000, including the vig. This sale continued the strong interest in vintage guitars. Here are a few more items that are not as pricey — but are still very cool: was complete with the original shipping box, copy of Toy Truck magazine that featured the cement truck and a letter of authenticity that was signed by Smith Miller company president Fred Thompson. Price was up there but not out of line considering it was the only one. EBAY #254310279928—ALFA ROMEO NOS DEALERSHIP SIGN. Number of bids: Buy-ItNow. SOLD AT: $2,750. Date: 8/11/2019. This cool sign was still in the original shipping crate and measured 73 inches in diameter. It was double sided and internally illuminated. The plastic appeared to be in good condition and the seller stated he had owned it since 1992. This is the perfect thing to spice up the SCM World Headquarters garage, which is full of Alfas. of bids: Buy-It-Now. SOLD AT: $825. Date: 8/19/2019. These grille badges allowed entry for Del Monte Forest property owners, and the earliest known dates to 1928. The 1960 badge was worn, with paint loss, and the other had signs of use. Price paid was well beyond reason — especially with the higher numbers and questionable condition — so I don’t know what the buyer was thinking. Collecting all of the badges is a task, as there is only one known complete collection. EBAY #383100446528— LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 DRIVER’S HANDBOOK. Number of bids: 20. SOLD AT: $1,234. Date: 8/17/2019. This 16-page handbook was full of diagrams and all kinds of technical information. Only 465 P400 Miuras were produced between 1966 and 1970. The cover was lightly soiled, but if you are an automotive literature collector — or are fortunate enough to have a Miura in the garage — this is a rare treat. EBAY #274010613032— SMITH MILLER “B-MACK BLUE DIAMOND CEMENT TRUCK”—TEST SAMPLE. Number of bids: 33. SOLD AT: $3,200. Date: 10/22/2019. This was an authenticated powdercoated test sample of a toy truck that was produced in 1980. It EBAY #233329601446—1910 OREGON LICENSE PLATE. Number of bids: 7. SOLD AT: $2,577. Date: 10/8/2019. Oregon first issued plates in 1911, but between 1908 and 1911 they issued an optional version of the pre-state plate. They are rare as heck, and this one was in original unmolested condition. As such, it sold for adult — but not unrealistic — money. Good luck finding another in this condition. EBAY #202760413455—1960 AND 1961 DEL MONTE PEBBLE BEACH PROPERTY OWNER’S BADGE. Number EBAY #283610711349—BATMAN SPARKLING SODA LICENSE-PLATE ATTACHMENT. Number of bids: 30. SOLD AT: $1,054.29. Date: 9/15/2019. Batman Soda was produced by the Colt Company and was popular on the East Coast during the 1960s. Licenseplate attachments were produced for all kinds of products, but those promoting soda are of particular interest. This was a new one for me, and it sold for a bunch, but a Batman Soda can recently sold for strong money, so if you want the rare and unusual, it’s time to step up. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Ave, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada, $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. 166 EBAY #352809130229— CADILLAC V12 HOOD ORNAMENT. Number of bids: 28. SOLD AT: $15,000. Date sold: 10/6/2019. This is just so wrong on all levels. The seller states Harley Earl designed this hood ornament, which is bunk. It also had absolutely nothing to do with Cadillac. The St. Paul Ornament Company made this in the 1930s as an accessory hood ornament. They show up every few months and sell for $1,500 to $2,000, so the sales price is just silly money. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market