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Legal Files: Feds Total a F50—Who Pays? 201 Collector Cars Rated $660k '53 FERRARI 212 Sports Car Market Just the beginning... Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends • Sunbeam Tiger Rides U.S. Horsepower to $44k • Murray Smith: Should You Race a Fake? DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE! FEATURING VIDEOS OF SELECT VEHICLES CLASSIC CAR MAGAZINE IN THE VOTED THE BEST 2011 WORLD www.about.com

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Sports Car Market Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 56 1953 Siata 208 CS Berlinetta July 2011 . Volume 23 . Number 7 60 A Pair of 1970 Dodge Super Bees IN-DEPTH PROFILES What You Need To Know FERRARI (VIDEO) 48 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter coupe—$660,000/RM Auctions The sale price was not out of line with other recent 212 sales— until you consider this car needs no less than $100,000 of work Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH (VIDEO) 54 1965 Sunbeam Tiger convertible—$44,146/Bonhams Why are Tigers so cheap when that other Anglo-American hybrid—the Shelby Cobra—soars? Paul Hardiman ETCETERINI (VIDEO) 56 1953 Siata 208 CS Berlinetta—$605,000/Gooding This car could be driven to the track, raced, and driven back home. This is a strong part of their appeal to today's buyer, as they can be enjoyed on the long-distance events Donald Osborne GERMAN (VIDEO) 58 1987 Porsche 928 S4—$22,000/Barrett-Jackson At 50,000 miles, this car is a driver. It is best to take luck out of the equation and insist on thorough records and have an expert in 928s evaluate the car Prescott Kelly AMERICAN (VIDEO) 60 1970 Dodge Super Bee—$48,400/Barrett-Jackson and 1970 Dodge Super Bee—$42,900/Barrett-Jackson Considering that almost any nicely restored 440 Six Pack Mopar had been pulling numbers north of $60,000 in the past, we might conclude that both cars were well bought Dale Novak RACE (VIDEO) 64 1961 Elder-Crawford Indy Roadster—$181,500/RM Auctions Classic Indy Roadsters are very collectible, but the shaking, baking, ordeal of actually driving one limits their value— especially if the car doesn't have a glittering record of wins and marquee drivers Thor Thorson Cover photograph: Phil Greatorex ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 201 Cars Examined and Rated at Five Sales BARRETT-JACKSON 68 Palm Beach, FL: Reserves return to Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach auction, where 378 cars made $15.8m Dale Novak MECUM AUCTIONS 84 Kansas City, MO: Mecum's annual spring 330-car Kansas City auction makes $7m in sales B. Mitchell Carlson BRANSON 98 Branson, MO: A $186k Cadillac V12 leads a $3.2m Spring Branson sale B. Mitchell Carlson & Dean Merrell AUCTIONS AMERICA BY RM 112 Carlisle, PA: The Inaugural Spring Carlisle by Auctions Ameri ca makes $2.7m with 149 cars sold Chip Lamb BONHAMS 128 Hendon, UK: Bonhams sells $2.3m worth of collector cars at the RAF Museum Paul Hardiman EBAY MOTORS 140 Flashy Fastbacks Geoff Archer

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32 Legal FIles COLUMNS 14 Shifting Gears The roads of the California Mille are some of Northern California's most challenging, and are the same two-lane highways I drove in my 1963 Alfa Giulia Spider Normale more than 40 years ago Keith Martin 30 Affordable Classic: 1959–64 Daimler SP250 The whippy, catfish-like chassis allowed doors to fly open in turns on bumpy pavement. This, along with the odd styling, did the car few favors in the marketplace Rob Sass 32 Legal Files The F50 was taken for a drive by FBI Special Agent Frederick C. Kingston and Assistant United States Attorney J. Hamilton Thompson. One suggestion is that they were moving the F50 to a new storage location. The other is that they were joy riding John Draneas 52 Sheehan Speaks While modern Ferraris have become “just used cars,” they're both very expensive to buy—and expensive to maintain Michael Sheehan 154 eWatch Harley-Davidson stuff of all kinds is ultra-popular on eBay. A set of 90th Anniversary Harley Davidson silver ingots, after 19 bids, sold for $2,650 which was all well and good—except two other sets had recently sold for a thousand bucks less Carl Bomstead FEATURES 34 Collecting Thoughts: Preserve, restore or run away? Looking past the mystique of barn finds 36 Keels & Wheels 2011: Indy Cars and Packards under sunny skies 40 Insider's View: Which $50k Porsche? A 356C, a 911E Targa or something new and worry-free—you respond 46 From the Paddock: Let's call a replica a replica, and make sure that cars on illegitimate engineering steroids don't bring historic and vintage motor sport into disrepute DEPARTMENTS 16 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 18 The Inside Line: Pebble Beach scholarships, Concours d'Elegance of America 20 Contributors: Get to know our writers 22 You Write, We Read: Lola T70 reality check; Two Bugattis, one chassis number 24 Display Advertisers Index 26 Time Pieces: Frederique Constant Peking to Paris Watch 26 Neat Stuff: Nitrogen Tire Inflator, GoPro Cam 28 In Miniature: 1967 Shelby GT500 EXP Convertible 28 Book Review: The Jaguar XK 120 in the Southern Hemisphere and SAAC Shelby Registry: 1965–1966–1967 138 Fresh Meat: 2012 Fiat 500 Prima Edizione, 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, 2011 BMW M3 sedan 142 Mystery Photo: “Finally, a Microbus with some horsepower” 142 Comments with Your Renewal: “Keep up the hardhitting reviews with the touch of humor and levity” 143 SCM Weekly Poll Results: Which underdog deserves a shot at SCM's National Collector Car Championship trophy next year? 144 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 150 Resource Directory: Meet your car's needs SCM Digital Bonus Additional Seat Time contributions, videos and images are available in this issue's Digital Edition, included with every print subscription. To sign up for your Digital Issue, go to www.sportscarmarket.com/digital or call 503.261.0555 ext. 1

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin The Season of the Road California Highway One. It was the morning of day four, and Wendie and I had pulled over for a quick espresso and to stretch our legs. This was the 21st running of the B Mille, an event created to pay homage to the original Mille Miglia Storico in Italy. I've had the opportunity to be a part of this event more than a dozen times, and each one seems like the best yet. The roads are some of Northern California's most challenging, and are the same two-lane highways I drove in my 1963 Alfa Giulia Spider Normale more than 40 years ago. I had two friends with Giulietta Spiders then, and our cars shared one thing—cheapo exhaust systems each with a single glass-pack muffler. We spent our time chasing each other like hounds on a hunt, mak- ing huge noises from our tiny engines, screeching our skinny tires as we proudly went 40 mph around turns marked 25, and all-too-often limping home to San Francisco as our home-built (read that as done inexpensively and amateurishly) drivetrains suffered one sort of failure or another. Part of Our Lives This year, I had the pleasure of driving a 1957 Giulietta Spider Normale from Martin Swig's collection. It had been upgraded to a 2-barrel down-draft Weber—a modification often done in period to replace the troublesome Solex—and the rear axle had been changed to one from a Veloce, with a 4.1 ratio rather than a 4.5. I was surprised by the amount of torque the car had with the Weber, and how it pulled strongly through the gears. The 4.1 ratio gave it the legs of a Veloce, and cruising at 75 mph was comfortable for car and passengers alike. Wendie and I were able to participate in the event through the gen- erosity of Chopard, one of the sponsors of the Mille. Chopard had a bountiful array of watches displayed each evening, and their allure was telling—Wendie is enjoying her new Happy Sport Floating Diamonds timepiece. Like the changing of the seasons, the Mille and the people who participate in it have become a regular and predictable part of our lives. We've watched Martin's two sons, David and Howard, grow up through the Mille. David, now a specialist with Bonhams, recalled that he was Skinny tires forever uzzing like a multi-colored swarm of bees, the cars of the California Mille cruised through Bodega Bay on just 6 years old when he participated on his first Mille. And Howard is employed by Car and Driver, which is not a bad place for a college graduate with a passion for cars to be. If I try to capture what makes this event so special, it would be the way it personifies Martin's own approach to motoring. An iconoclast, he has his own view of what makes an interesting car (a 1950s Fiat or Lancia wagon has an especial appeal), he sets a route that works for his driving aesthetics (lots of curves, perfect for a small car with a high-revving engine and terrific brakes, i.e. Alfa) and he attracts participants who are there to drive and enjoy the roads and the other participants. Each year I prostrate myself and beg to be allowed to drive our family 1965 Giulia Spider Veloce, and each year I'm told that it is too new (the cutoff is 1957 or slightly later if a model is in continuous production). Perhaps if I throw in a lifetime subscription to SCM with next year's entry, they'll let me sneak the Giulia in. Seabrook to Superbirds From the end of the California Mille at the Lodge in Sonoma in Napa Valley, it was a quick flight to Houston, TX for my third year as emcee of Keels & Wheels, my one opportunity of the year be around wooden boats and collectible cars at the same time. The event co-chairs, Paul Merryman and Bob Fuller, were gracious as always, and the event continues to get better each year. I was particularly taken with the exBobby Darin DiDia 150, along with the display of Century watercraft. Carl Bomstead's review of the event is on page 36. After touching down for a few days in PDX, it was off to Auburn, IN, for the Auctions America Auburn Spring sale, where we filmed more episodes of “What's My Car Worth.” My co-host for this group of shows was Peter Klutt, from Legendary Motorcar Company. Klutt is always sending out those tasty advertisements about the near-irresistible cars he has in his inventory—I'm surprised I haven't bought a halfdozen from him by now. My favorite part of the show is getting to drive and evaluate some of the cars we are featuring—this time I got time behind the wheel of a 1932 Duesenberg Model J five-passenger sedan, a supercharged 1963 Avanti R2, a 2005 Ford GT, a 1970 Plymouth Superbird and a 1929 Packard 8 Custom Cabriolet—among others. When I drive these cars, I find some of them “on the button,” and others sorely in need of some attention. Dead batteries, non-working gauges and less-than-perfect brakes and steering are not unusual to encounter. Which points out the necessity of spending a few minutes driving anything you are thinking of buying. As I like everything on my cars to work as they would have when they were five years old, I'm used to the slog that comes with most used cars. Fix the interior light, the heater fan, the thermostat, the brake linings, the gas gauge, replace the seat cushions, and on and on and on. Most collector cars are now at least 50 years old, and the chances are good that they have slowly degraded under previous long-term ownership. After all, who really feels front suspension bushings go bad over a 20-year-period? An opportunity to exercise a car will tell you a great deal, and you can generally surmise that if the driving experience is good, the car has been nicely kept. If it isn't, you should be very careful about what the true cost will be—by the time it is in the condition that works for you. ♦ Bobby's Dream Lover 14 Sports Car Market Photo: Marcy Fryday, Lakewood Marketing Director Photo: Zach Hammer, Hammer House Productions

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Bonhams—The Goodwood Festival of Speed Where: Chichester, U.K. When: July 1 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 76/90 cars sold / $5.4m Bonhams returns to the Tapestry Lawn for the 19th year as a Goodwood Festival of Speed founding sponsor. Among the broad assortment of world-class consignments are a 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 convertible, with coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone (Bonhams estimate: $810,487–$1,134,681); a 1925 Bugatti T35 ($648,389– $810,487); a 1937 Bentley 4 ¼ Litre All-Weather Tourer by Vanden Plas ($210,726– $243,146); and the ex-Paul McCartney 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 ($162,097–$194,516). Silver—The Jackson Hole Auction Where: Jackson Hole, WY When: July 2-3 More: www.silverauctions.com Last year: 28/114 cars sold / $327k Mountains, water, and wild- life make for a uniquely picturesque setting at this 4th of July weekend auction. Silver always puts on an easy-going event that will appeal to families and collectors alike. Expect a good selection of American muscle and classics, some hot rods and projects, and a handful of luxury and sports cars at attainable price points. Shannons—Melbourne International Motor Show Auction Where: Melbourne, AUS When: July 10 More: www.shannons.com Last year: 29/43 cars & motorcycles sold / $328k At Shannons' Melbourne auction last August, 29 cars and bikes sold for a total of $328k. Prices ranged from $3k to $57k, making this a great place to score a cool driver or project for winter down under. Look for American and Australian muscle to be well represented, along with some inexpensive European sports-lux thrown in. Mecum—Des Moines 2011 Where: Des Moines, IA When: July 15-16 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 213/383 cars sold / $3.8m 500 vehicles are anticipated for Mecum's 2011 Des Moines auction. Mecum's heartland sales are always packed with Detroit muscle and sports cars, ranging from $100k-plus blue-chip collectibles to Saturday-night cruisers for under $30k. Among the featured lots are a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle 396-ci convertible with 5-speed; a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 with 4-speed; a 1962 Chevrolet Biscayne 2-dr post with 409 and 4-speed. The high-energy spectacle will be broadcast live on “Muscle Cars & More” on HD Theater. H&H Auctions—The Pavilion Gardens Where: Buxton, U.K. When: July 20 More: www.classic-auctions.com Last year: 41/74 cars sold / $1.7m H&H's mid-summer sale takes place at the Octagon Theatre and the Paxton Suite at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton. The consignments tend to include a healthy assortment of classics at a range of affordable price points, along with some star cars over $100k. Featured early lots include a 1986 AC Cobra Mk IV, along with two significant motorcycles: a 2006 Honda CBR1000RR, ex-Kiyonari, and a 1938 Brough Superior SS100 “Special Racing,” fitted with unusual competition oil tank and JAP engine. RM Auctions—St. John's Where: Plymouth, MI When: July 30 More: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 83/99 cars sold / $10.1m Held in conjunction with the Concours d'Elegance of America (previously known as the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance), RM's sale is now held on the grounds of The Inn at St. John's. The sale traditionally features pre-war big classics, with a pair of Duesenbergs from the O'Quinn estate going for $726k and $825k in 2010. In addition, last year's event saw a 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Le Baron Roadster, a 1915 Stutz Bearcat, and a 1931 Marmon Sixteen Limousine all sold in the neighborhood of $350k each. ♦ 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: tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com. JULY JUNE 3-4 —MOTOEXOTICA St. Louis, MO 5—BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Greenwich, CT 6-7—BARONS Surrey, UK 8—H&H Buxton, UK 10-12—LEAKE Tulsa, OK 11—BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Portland, OR 11—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, UK 11—VANDERBRINK Adams, ND 13—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 17-18—MECUM St. Paul, MN 18—BONHAMS London, UK 18—BONHAMS Northants, UK 18—CHEFFINS Staffordshire, UK 18—SILVER Coeur d'Alene, ID 23—RM London, UK 24-25—MECUM St. Charles, IL 24-25—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 24-26—BARRETT-JACKSON Orange County, CA 25—BONHAMS Sydney, AUS 25—EG AUCTIONS Dana Point, CA H&H Auction—Pavilion Gardens 16 25—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Sioux Falls, SD 1—BONHAMS Sussex, UK 2-3—SILVER Jackson, WY 9—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS San Jose, CA 9—PETERSEN Roseburg, OR 9—SILVER Spokane, WA 9—VANDERBRINK St. Brewster, MN 10—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 13—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, UK 15-16—MECUM Des Moines, IA 16—COYS Oxfordshire, UK 16—VANDERBRINCK North Bend, NE 20—H&H Buxton, UK 23—CHEFFINS Cambridge, UK 23—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, UK 24—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 25-26—BARONS Surrey, UK 30—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Salt Lake City, UT 30—RM Plymouth, MI 30—VANDERBRINK Elizabeth, IL AUGUST 5-6—MECUM Walworth, WI 6—VANDERBRINK St. Croix Falls, WI 6-8—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS South Lake Tahoe, NV 11-14—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Reno, NV 13—COYS Nurburgring, DEU 13—VICARI Hiawassee, GA 18-19—BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Carmel, CA 18-20—MECUM Monterey, CA 18-20—RUSSO AND STEELE Monterey, CA 19-20—VANDERBRINK Corsica, SD 19-20—RM Monterey, CA 20—CHEFFINS Harrogate, UK 20-21—GOODING & CO Pebble Beach, CA 25-28—SILVER Carson City, NV 17-18—MECUM St. Paul, MN 18—SILVER Coeur d'Alene, ID 18—BONHAMS London, UK 23—RM Oxford, UK 24-25—MECUM St. Charles, IN 24-25—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 24-26—BARRETT-JACKSON Orange County, CA 25—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTION Sioux Falls, SD Sports Car Market

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Inside Line Chester Allen Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. back under the Goodwood spotlight at the Goodwood Revival on September 16-18. www. goodwood.co.uk. (UK) ■ The 39th Annual Forest Petersen Automotive Museum SCM News ■ The Allure of the Automobile exhibition continues at the Portland Art Museum throughout July, and local car clubs will display their vehicles along the nearby Park Blocks each Saturday through July, August and the first two weekends of September. July's Cars In The Park displays will include muscle cars on July 2, American Vintage cars on July 9, Hot Rods on July 16, Mercedes and BMW on July 23 and Ford on July 30. SCM contributor Alex Hofberg, who owns the Portlandbased Alex & Co. Jewelers and Watchworks, is the named sponsor of Cars in the Park. SCM is a sponsor of Allure of the Automobile, which features 16 exquisite cars displayed in the museum's galleries. SCM contributor Ken Gross is the curator. For more details, see www. portlandartmuseum.org. Industry News ■ The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has awarded the first Phil Hill Scholarships to Jared Coho, of Bellwood, PA; Kalila “Frankie” Haddad of Kansas City, MO; and Casey Maxon of Lawrence, KS. All three recipients are students in the Automotive Restoration program at McPherson College, which is located in McPherson, KS. The scholarships were created to honor Phil Hill, the United States' first Formula One driving champion and a longtime Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance participant—and to promote the ongoing preserva- 18 tion and restoration of historic cars. Pebble Beach has an agreement with McPherson College to award up to $20,000 in scholarships each year. The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is on August 21, 2011. www.pebblebeachconcours.net. ■ The Los Angeles-based Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation recently received a $100m gift from Margie Petersen and the Margie & Robert Petersen Foundation. A substantial amount of cash, a matching challenge, the Petersen Automotive Museum's 300,000-square-foot building, which is located on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, and a large collection of cars from the late Robert Petersen's personal collection make up the $100m donation. Officials said the gift would help expand the reach of the museum and help it become the most important automobile museum in the world. Robert and Margie Petersen oversaw a publishing empire that included Hot Rod Magazine and more than 35 other monthly magazines. www. petersen.org. Events ■ The Goodwood Festival of Speed is known for mixing cars and stars in one big garden party, and this year's event will honor the 50th Anniversary of the Jaguar E-type this from July 1-3. Goodwood will create a “Central Feature” exhibit to celebrate the legendary car's big birthday. The E-type will go Calendar July 1-3—Goodwood Festival of Speed (UK) www.goodwood.co.uk 3—Cambridge-Oxford Owners Club National Rally (UK) www.co-oc.org 6-8—Le Mans Classic (FRA) www.lemansclassic.com 8-10—All-Chrysler Nationals (Carlisle, PA) www.carlisleeventscom 8-10—Portland Historic Races (OR) www.portlandhistorics.com Event Grove Concours will welcome SCM Publisher Keith Martin back for a fourth year as emcee on July 17. SCM contributing editor Donald Osborne joins him to provide entertaining commentary from the stage. The popular show, which is a short drive from SCM World Headquarters in Portland, OR, will celebrate midcentury classics this year, including American cars built between 1945 and 1965. Chevrolet's 100th Anniversary will see a special display of cars, and Jaguar will also have a special exhibit. The July 16 Vineyard and Lake Tour will send many concours cars— and their owners—on a tour of the wine country of Washington County. Tickets are $17; $5 for kids. www.forestgroveconcours. org.(OR) ■ The location has changed to The Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, MI, but the Concours d' Elegance of America is keeping its rich tradition of amazing cars and car history close to the Detroit, MI area. This year's concours, on July 31, will honor the late Chuck Jordan, former design vice president for General Motors. This year's featured classes include Duesenberg Model A and Model J, Indy Racers, Chevrolet, the First 125 Years of Mercedes-Benz, Pedal Cars and even Scooters and Mopeds. The concours will feature more than 200 classic cars and motorcycles. The weekend also includes a track event at Michigan International Speedway, a motoring tour and a VIP Tour that will take exhibitors for a sneak peak at the remodeled Henry Ford museum. Hagerty Insurance is sponsoring a car valuation seminar and an RM Auction is scheduled for July 30. www.concoursusa.org. (MI) ♦ Forest Grove Concours 8-10—Legends of Motorsports MontTremblant (QC) www. historicgrandprix.com 9-13—Barrington Concours (IL) www.barringtonconcours.org 10-24—Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PA) www.pvgp.org 14-17—Keeneland Concours (KY) www.keenelandconcours.com 17—Forest Grove Concours (OR) www.forestgroveconcours.org 22-24—Silverstone Classic (UK) www.silverstoneclassic.com 31—Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's (MI) www.concoursusa.org Sports Car Market

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SCM Contributors MARSHALL BUCK, SCM Contributor, founded his model company (CMA) in 1982 out of his passion for sports and classic cars. He sold exotic cars for a few years, and has authored a number of articles on models. He wrote a featured model column for Vintage Motorsport magazine from 1988 to 1999. He has a significant collection of models and always keeps at least one “full-scale” model in his garage. This month, on p. 28, he looks at a 1:24-scale 1967 Shelby GT500 EXP convertible. PAUL HARDIMAN, SCM Senior Auction Analyst, claims that he is never happier than when checking out the heat exchangers under a 911. After half a lifetime in a staff job, he now writes for all the leading U.K. classic car magazines, a feat he puts down to “being cheaper, and anonymous.” When he's not working as SCM's European correspondent, he lives quietly near Oxford, England, with an old race car, which is most often spotted on the school run these days. Hardiman wears several SCM hats this month: He profiles a 1965 Sunbeam Tiger car on p. 54 and you'll find his coverage of the Bonhams Hendon auction on p. 128. DALENOVAK, SCM Contributor, started his gearhead life collecting Hot Wheels as a child. His first car was a dead 1970 Dodge Challenger. His mother gave him two weeks to get it running, which he did, but then quickly discovered Challengers aren't meant to go airborne, and that police response time is remarkably fast. He's been buying, selling, and collecting cars ever since, and he enjoys Corvettes and all things Mopar. A few of his prized toys include a Meadow Brook-winning 1956 Corvette, a Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 factory pilot car, and a “two-tag, Mr. Norm's” 1970 440 Dodge Challenger with ultrarare power windows. Novak is a 25-plus-year veteran of the publishing, marketing, and advertising design business, and he has been picking apart vintage cars as an auction analyst for SCM for a few years now. In this issue, you'll find his report on the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach sale on p. 68 and his thoughts on two 1970 Dodge Super Bees in the American Car Collector profile on p. 60. MURRAY SMITH, SCM Columnist, is a wellknown figure in both historic and modern motorsport circles. His first cars included a Vauxhall 30/98 and Austin Ulster, and he entered his first race in 1956, in the Ulster, while still at the London School of Economics. He has since competed in a variety of vehicles, from Historic Formula One to Group C, across the globe, from China and Mexico to Le Mans and Lime Rock. Smith is the founder of the Louis Vuitton Classic at Rockefeller Center, and is the chairman of the Lime Rock Historic Festival. A past member of the FIA Formula One Commission, he has also been instrumental in involving major corporations like Rolex, Chrysler, and LVMH in support of vintage and historic events. In this month's “From the Paddock” on p. 46, he takes a thoughtful look at the rise of clones in vintage racing. Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Operations Manager Ryan Brinkley ryan.brinkley@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 218 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Auction Editor Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Data Analyst Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Copy Editors Yael Abel, Bill Neill Senior Auction Analysts B. 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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 It's a mixed-up, muddled-up world To the Editor: As a long-time SCM sub- scriber, I have always enjoyed reading Thor Thorson's analyses, with which I normally mostly agree. We part company somewhat, however, on his take on the ‘68 Lola T70 sold at the Amelia Island Auction (June 2011, p.58). We certainly concur on the beauty and performance of the car. After racing many different cars for many years, I bought a Lola T70 Spyder to run in various historic events, attracted by its spectacular muscular good looks, functional simplicity and the relative ease of maintaining its small-block Chevy engine. Weighing about 1,800 pounds with 550 horsepower or more, T70s have a formidable reputation as brutally fast cars which can be tricky to drive at the limit, so correct suspension set-up and tires are important. All of this power flows through a 4-speed Hewland gearbox (5-speed on later cars), which is industrial strength, but slow shifting. That said, the cars are exhilarating to race, particularly on the big tracks like Road Atlanta, Laguna Seca, Sebring and the Glen, where their awesome power can be fully unleashed. But the issues of authenticity, acceptability and value are where I have to take issue with Thor. Beyond the sly intimations of the auction catalogue, and the stigma of cars which have passed through Sbarro's hands, the T70 Coupe sold at Amelia is glaring in its non-originality, starting with its incorrect tube frame and serial number, which means it will not pass muster for many historic events, will not qualify for listing in the Lola Heritage registry or John Starkey's excellent books on the marque, will probably not receive FIA papers, and will be seated well below the salt in any gathering of knowledgeable Lola owners. In short, it is the Lola equivalent of an inexact Cobra replica, which, like other inexact fakes, is probably worth about 10% of the real thing. That doesn't mean the new owner, who presumably knew what he was buying, won't have a ton of fun with the car on the road 22 After racing many different cars for many years, I bought a Lola T70 Spyder to run in various historic events... or in lesser historic events, and I wish him well with it.—Archie Urciuoli, Casey Key, FL Thor Thorson responds: Thank you for your letter, as it brings up some very valid issues that were difficult to address in this particular profile. To start with, I was not at Amelia Island and didn't have a chance to examine the car (and my associates who were there hadn't paid any attention to it), so I was stuck working from the catalog description, which was maddeningly elusive. It mentions the possibility that the car “… may very well be one of about five Mk III road cars built up with tubular space-frames by famed car designer Franco Sbarro…,” but it also states that “…it may even be one of the 16 original T70 Mk III GT coupes originally built by Lola…” Later in the description it talks about the car being “finished in bright yellow with a polished aluminum tub.” (this presumes a monocoque). So which is it, space frame or monocoque? I couldn't tell from the description. I had an association with one of the road Sbarro T70 coupes with a Ferrari engine some years ago, and I recall it had a monocoque tub with tubular frames front and rear, so maybe that is what this was. For other evidence, it is in fact mentioned in Starkey, albeit perfunctorily (Lola: The Sports-Prototype & CanAm Cars, p. 297), and, though I didn't have room to mention it in the profile, the catalogue asserts that it has an FIA Historical Vehicle Identity Form (the predecessor to the current HTP form, but every bit as demanding, as in fact, it requires chassis history that the HTP does not). This suggests that the car is at minimum technically correct and may well be real. In the end, I chose to duck the issue and assume that the car was a correct replica. This was made easier by the fact that the market clearly assigned no value beyond that of a pretender T70; I didn't have to worry about someone having been deceived into a dubious purchase. If you have specific knowledge of the car being incorrect I happily defer to you, I was just trying to figure it out from the evidence I had. 1964 Porsche 911 carbs and tires To the Editor: I enjoyed the article about the 1964 Porsche 911 (June 2011, p. 34). The prototype 911 exists in the United States, as do several more early cars. Mr. Collier can check the Porsche Club of America records to see what is out there. The comments regarding difficulty in adjusting the Solex carburetors was probably due to the technician's lack of familiarity with this fuel system and Solex's inability to furnish an out-ofthe-box carburetor to match the characteristics of the engine. They also had this situation with the S-90 engines from the early 1960s. These carburetors provided a straight path into the cylinder while the Weber did not. Early cars—the windshield washer bottle was near the glove box—did not have adjustable front ends (similar to the 356), so all you could do was set the toe in. Porsche was one of the companies that provided a wide wheel, so the tread would stay flat on the pavement. American cars with narrower rims (compared to the tire) allowed the tire to have a bulge in the sidewalls that made the car ride smoother. Remember that the 70-Series tires were just coming on the market. Four years later, in 1968, the rims widened to 5.5 inches and the next year 70-Series tires became readily available. Late next year will mark the 50th year I have been doing Porsche.—Al Zim, via email. Two Bugattis, one number To the Editor: I commend Thor Thorson for his insightful profile on the Lord Raglan Type 51 Bugatti “bitsa” (SCM May 2011, p. 56). As someone who has spent over 30 years dissecting not only this version of Sports Car Market

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You Write We Read Ad Index 24 Aston Martin of New England................... 127 Auctions America......................................... 17 Automobilia Monterey............................... 143 Autosport Designs...................................... 105 BMW Car Club of America, Inc.................. 27 Barrett-Jackson ...........................................6-7 Beverly Hills Visitors Bureau ...................... 99 Bonhams ...................................................... 23 Bonhams & Butterfields......................... 19, 25 Boston Mini Cars....................................... 148 Brookside Import Specialties..................... 110 Canepa.......................................................... 81 Chubb Personal Insurance............................ 21 Classic Restoration....................................... 95 Classic Showcase....................................... 101 Cobalt Automotive LLC ............................ 155 Coker Tire .................................................... 39 Collector Studio ......................................... 133 Columbia River Concours.......................... 137 Concorso Italiano......................................... 45 Copley Motorcars....................................... 132 Cosdel ........................................................ 149 Credit Suisse .............................................. 156 Dan Kruse Classics ...................................... 87 Dream Giveaways.......................................111 Driversource Houston LLC.................. 77, 137 EG Auctions................................................. 91 European Collectibles ................................ 139 Exhibitions & Trade Fairs............................ 83 F40 Motorsports........................................... 76 Fantasy Junction......................................... 133 Ferrari of Seattle .......................................... 51 Ferrariliterature.com .................................. 115 Forest Grove Concours .............................. 121 Gooding & Company..................................... 2 Grundy Worldwide....................................... 31 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc.......................... 135 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. ................... 15 Hamann Classic Cars................................. 153 Heacock Classic .................................... 29, 63 Heritage Classics.......................................... 69 Hollow Brook Associates, LLC. ................ 125 Hyman, LTD ................................................ 73 Intercity Lines .............................................. 33 JC Taylor...................................................... 85 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 145 Kirkland Concours d'Elegance.................. 109 L' art et L' automobile ................................ 148 Le Belle Macchine d'Italia......................... 103 LeMay - America's Car Museum............... 134 Leake Auction Company............................ 119 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd............. 75 Meadow Brook Concours .......................... 125 Mecum Auction...........................................4-5 Meguiar's ............................................... 42, 43 Mershon's World Of Cars .......................... 102 Mid America Auctions............................... 131 Miller's Mercedes Parts, Inc..................... 132 Morris & Welford, LLC............................... 89 Motor Classic & Competition Corp........... 143 Motorcar Portfolio ..................................... 149 Palm Beach Driving Club/Moroso............. 107 Park Place LTD............................................ 41 Paul Russell And Company ....................... 127 Pebble Beach Concours ............................. 117 Poff Transportation .................................... 138 Portland Art Museum................................... 71 ProTeam Corvette Sales, Inc........................ 97 Putnam Leasing............................................ 53 Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club............... 113 RM Auctions................................................ 13 RPM Autobooks......................................... 138 Reliable Carriers .......................................... 67 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo ......................... 139 Russo & Steele LLC .................................... 37 SWISSVAX AG........................................... 79 Silver Collector Car Auctions .....................8-9 Specialty Auto Auctions, Inc...................... 123 Sports Car Market........................................ 76 Sports & Specialist Cars ............................ 135 Stratus Media Group, Inc........................... 129 Symbolic Motor Car Co................................. 3 The Stable, Ltd............................................. 93 Universal Autosports.................................. 147 Vintage Rallies............................................. 47 VintageAutoPosters.com............................ 149 Watchworks................................................ 149 Worldwide Group......................................... 11 Zymol......................................................... 147 You Write We Read “Chassis 51153”, but the U.S. version as well, I find that Thorson succeeded perfectly in capturing the compromised aura of this car. It is important to understand when considering the investment merit of the Raglan Type 51, that it essentially began life as a Ray Jones Type 51 “kit” in Menton, France when it was purchased in bits by Type 51 specialist, Geoffrey St. John on behalf of the late Lord Raglan in 1979. Through Geoffrey's contacts and his specialized knowledge of the Type 51, he was able to cobble up much of the surviving original fabric of Chassis 51153 from several sources, save for, perhaps, the most important element of all—that of continuous history. This critical component was retained by the U.S. version, which the late Ernest (Jack) Nuttle of Ann Arbor, MI bought in 1968 from Jones and restored over a ten-year period. Regrettably, my British Registrar friends and colleagues have listed Nuttle as a previous owner of the Raglan car, which is utterly untrue, as while he traded back pieces of 51153 to Jones for rebuilt or better condition ex-Molsheim parts, he retained 51153 (the U.S. version remember) until 1983, when he sold it via Ray Jones to Bob Shaw of Antioch, IL. This car is, at this writing, in the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, CA. A not-so-minor correction should be noted in the italicized market opinion for the car in the subsequent Retromobile auction review; the Raglan T51 is contrasted with the “much more authentic” Monterey no sale of Chassis 51132 at a high bid of $1.7m. In fact, the high bid was $2.75m, which may or may not bolster the “well bought” label affixed to the Raglan car in Jerome Hardy's report. To my mind, it appears to confirm Thorson's (and my) feelings on the Raglan car...”It's not a great car, however, and never will be.”—Sandy Leith, Registrar, American Bugatti Club, Dedham, MA Do you know Dino? To the Editor: Robert Cumberford's monthly styling critiques in another wellknown auto magazine run the gamut from driving me crazy to my agreeing with him 100%. Wherever he is, I think Leonardo Fiorvanti, Pininfarina's chief designer on the Dino project, would cringe at these “modifications” to his stunning work. As a 1974 Dino 246 GTS owner, I thought his critique of the Dino styling in the May issue of SCM (The Cumberford Perspective, p. 44) was largely right on, especially his statement, “... there is something absolutely magical about the Dino.” However, for such an experi- enced designer and knowledgeable follower of Pininfarina's work, I was surprised he didn't know that Feature 11, upon which he commented, was likely a boy racer add-on, as I've never seen a 206/246 sporting a silly vent “box” tacked onto the rear deck panel. Cumberford also commented on Feature 4, which were two large screened air intakes that I've never seen on a 206/246. However it's always possible there were some early 206s so equipped at the factory. I'm absolutely certain the 246 GT/ GTS never had such a front fresh air intake treatment like the car shown. C'mon Bob, surely you know the Dino better than that. Wherever he is, I think Leonardo Fiorvanti, Pininfarina's chief designer on the Dino project, would cringe at these “modifications” to his stunning work. BTW, the Dino shown appears to be a 206 GT. As such, it should have knockoff road wheels—not the later 246 bolt-on wheels with which it is shown in the SCM article.—Fred Hammerle, Dover, MA Robert Cumberford responds: Fred, thanks for your note. Actually, I don't “know the Dino better than that,” nor do I greatly want to. I have always sought to know something about everything, rather than absolutely all about just a little. Is this really a 206? Couldn't tell you, don't care. When I worked in Torino in the 1960s, I often saw shocking, one-off peculiarities, like the homemade-looking vent on the SCM subject car, so I could not presume to say that this one was not commanded by the original or a subsequent owner, as often happened before the era of rigid compliance to certification rules. I could say it was anachronistic, which is a polite way of saying “primitive.” My comments in SCM always pertain to the specific sample being discussed—as presented in accompanying photos. Other examples may differ, but that's beside the point in this context. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Peking to Paris with Frederique Constant On September 11, 2010, 103 vintage cars from all over the world gathered at the Great Wall of China to begin the fourth running of the historic Peking To Paris Motor Challenge—a five week ordeal, where drivers coax cars that range from 50 to 90 years old across almost 9,000 grueling miles. First run in 1907—at a time when there were almost no paved roads and scanty supplies of fuel— the entrants were supported by strategically positioned fuel depots that were supplied by camel caravans. In the modern attempt, the route may have been more manageable—but no less lengthy. It is a foregone conclusion that such an event would need an official time keeper. That company is Frederique Constant, a small, Swiss, family-owned luxury watch manufacturer based in Plan-lesOuates, Geneva. Frederique Constant has been making watches that embody a quiet grace and obvious value, and they attract their clients by proffering quality—rather than capitalizing on the prestige of their name. This spring, to commemorate Peking to Paris, Frederique Constant launched a new watch. This new time piece takes its styling cues from the rich history of steel chronographs of the 1950s and 1960s—combined with the smooth, simple aesthetic that Frederique Constant has developed—and that watch connoisseurs have found so appealing. The Peking to Paris chronograph is offered in a hefty, 43 mm 316L stainless steel case with a choice of three dial variations: One has a silver dial and black trimmed hands and hour markers; another with black subsidiary chronograph dials and a matching tachymeter ring; Neat Stuff and, finally there is dial with rose gold hands and matching indices. Each variant is being offered in a limited quantity of 1,888 pieces. Although Frederique Constant is a company who, with a small handful of others in the industry, manufacture some of their own calibers in-house, the movement in the Peking to Paris Chronograph is a modified and embellished model produced by the Swiss movement making firm Sellita. One of the most attractive features of the new watch is that the self-winding rotor can be viewed through the sapphire crystal case back. The watch also carries the Peking to Paris rally logo, which emulates the bumper plaque a driver would receive upon entry. Further, the box that the watch is presented in includes an engraved plaque depicting the route of the rally. The launch of the Peking to Paris watch is evidence of Frederique Constant's continuing commitment to vintage cars. The company has been official timekeeper to numerous Austin Healey events, and they have offered multiple watches that pay tribute to that famous marque. The mantra of Frederique Constant is “Live Your Passion,” and for those hearty souls who dared to participate in the Peking to Paris challenge—both in the original 1907 rally and in the modern running— those words have had great meaning. For those of us who sometimes “Live Other People's Passions,” the watch, which retails for $2,750, offers collectors and enthusiasts an opportunity to commemorate this event—and is both a lovely timekeeper and a fine tribute to motor sports. Details Production Date: 2011 Best place to wear one: On your next grand adventure behind the wheel Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/Service Availability: Cool Factor: Web: www.frederique-constant.com is best): Watch Yourself at Speed It's just about impossible to spend even one day without logging onto YouTube or Facebook—usually at work—to see someone doing something really cool. A lot of the wild, point-of-view videos you see would have been impossible without the lowpriced, sturdy, go-anywhere GoPro HERO line of cameras. The HD Motorsports HERO mounts to any helmet, motorcycle, car, or—Enzo Help Us—even an airplane. Then it's time to start burning fossil fuels and start taking photos or video. This small camera can record up to 2.5 hours on a single charge. The video records at 1920x1080 True HD, with a 127-degree angle of view. The photos are 5 megapixel images that can be taken every two to 60 seconds. All of this for $299. www.gopro.com. ♦ Under Better Pressure Who knew that nitrogen is better for your car's tires than reg- ular old oxygen? Parker, maker of the Nitrogen TireSaver Wand, claims that nitrogen slows tire wear and aging, lessens low-tirepressure false alarms—if you own a car that keeps electronic track of tire pressure—and keeps a more consistent pressure in your tires. This gizmo hooks up to a regular compressed air hose, and the air combines with a special cartridge to produce nitrogen, which then flows into the tire. Parker claims that one cartridge can fill 12,000 tires with nitrogen, which is a good thing, as this wand is $995. Then again, a new set of tires for your Porsche can dig $800 out of your wallet, so it's a good idea to do whatever you can to make them last. www.nitrogenman.com. 26 Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1967 Shelby GT500 EXP Convertible I usually don't lust after a muscle car with an automatic, but if there was ever one to daydream about, then this very rare beast is probably it. I'm talking about the one and only 1967 Shelby GT500 convertible—the only one ever built. I'd say that the “It factor” applies here in spades. In a collaborative effort, The Danbury Mint commissioned this 1:24 scale, limited-edition model to be made exclusively for them by GMP. Collaboration is often a good thing, as we can see here. GMP already had tooling made for their own 1968 GT500 KR Convertible, which they produced in 2006, so making this version was a natural progression. As any knowledgeable Shelby enthusiast can tell you, there are extensive differences between the one-off 1967 EXP 500 and the later 1968 production GT500 KR. It certainly appears that GMP and Danbury captured all of them. As with practically all diecast models these days, this model was produced in China—and to a very high standard. What you get is a wonderful, highly detailed miniature. There is so much to this model that it's hard to know where to look first. Let's start with the exterior. The high-gloss red paint finish is very, very good, but is let down just a little by slight orange peel on the hood. However this flaw is only noticeable under some lighting conditions. Setting off the bright red body are numerous chrome parts with a superb finish. My plater could take some lessons here! There is a wealth of detail packed into this model, along with an impressive list of working features: opening doors, hood, and trunk, working steering, seat backs that tilt forward, and functional sun visors. Now, if you prefer your top up, that's fine, as a perfectly ex- ecuted white top (which fits very well) is included—just remove the soft convertible boot cover. The top has a beautifully scaled texture, which gives it a very accurate and realistic appearance. And, to keep your carpets clean, individual rubber floor mats for the front and rear are also included, and yes, they do have the proper rib pattern. The interior has many great little touches, such as seat belts all around, although the buckle mechanisms are a tad oversized. Contrary to that, the well-replicated steering wheel is a little undersized. All the various textures and surface finishes have been replicated, and two worthy mentions are the key in the ignition with bob dangling from it, and, best of all, the miniature Carroll Shelby signature on the dash next to the Shelby logo just above the glove box. I'm not one to get overly excited about chassis detail, but as expected, it is quite comprehensive here: delicate metal brake lines, complete exhaust, suspension parts, and so on. All are properly fitted and painted to replicate all the different finishes. Pop the trunk, and naturally you'll find a mounted spare on top of the floor mat with the correct pattern. Now to the heart—raise the hood to find that great thumping 428 engine and every component fitted in. There are no disappointments here. Hoses, belts, wires, Cobra valve covers and air cleaner, Autolite battery with cables and connectors, labels all over—and the list goes on. This model is very highly recom- mended—and worth seeking out. This was a pretty short run, and it is sold out, so you'll have to look for one on the secondary market. I see these on eBay every so often. Expect to pay somewhere in the $200 range. 28 Model Details Production date: 2010 Quantity: An estimated 1,000 to 2,000 SCM Five-Star Rating: Overal Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.danburymint.com Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton The Jaguar XK120, in The Southern Hemisphere By John Elmgreen and Terry McGrath, JT Publications, 488 pages, $375.00 (Australian) “SAAC Shelby Registry: 1965-1966-1967” Edited by Rick Kopec, 1,350 pages, $200.00 It started innocently enough for a good friend I've known for more than 45 years. Traveling for work in her young career, she bought a cheap plastic snow globe as a memento of the trip. Next trip she bought another, and soon friends were buying them for her on their trips. It got out of hand, and the collection of 100-plus snow globes slowly took over her home—needing their own shelves, needing to be tended, feared even, like the carnivorous plant Audrey in “Little Shop of Horrors.” It's the way of collections, which are often good ideas that take on a life of their own. The best you can hope for is to find other people who share your mania and not bore the rest. Two recent examples in the car world are registries for XK120s and Shelby Mustangs. Elmgreen and Terry McGrath fell in love with their own Jags, In the first book, Australians John and that passion turned into trying to learn the fate of each and every Jaguar XK in their corner of the world. Their short-run first book was a big success, becoming a collectible classic on its own. But Audrey needed feeding, so the duo set out to research every XK in the Southern Hemisphere, from Oz to South America to southern Africa. As this is a much bigger pool, this book focuses just on the XK 120, with companion volumes on the XK 140 and XK 150 still to come. In the second example, the Shelby American Automobile Club created their first registry of the GT350 Mustang (along with the Cobra and GT500) in 1982. The new 4th edition, solely focused on the GT350, replaces the last edition released 14 years ago. Weighing in at 1,350 pages, the registry has the serial number and individual history of every Shelby Mustang built from 1965-67, along with plenty of other sections on competition cars, drag cars, prototypes and just about anything you need to learn before buying a Shelby of your own. Both books, as you might guess, are incredibly detailed, authorita- tively researched, carefully edited—and filled with the profound and the arcane. Do you need either one? Depends on what you collect. If there was a snow globe registry, I'm sure I know where at least one book would find a happy home. Provenance: Exhaustive doesn't even begin to describe either book. Both are filled with the details of production numbers, original equipment, tags, and more. But more than that, they both add those extra, human details that turn the facts into mini-stories. Fit and finish: Two worlds here: The Shelby book is stark black and white, on thin paper, exhibiting the design sense of the club newsletter background it came from, which is entirely appropriate. Think of it as the dictionary approach. The XK 120 book is more accessible, filled with color and historic black-and-white and sepia-toned images, and the text to photo ratio is closer to 50/50. Drivability: It's hard to tell everyone to run out and buy either book, not because they aren't valuable, but because they are so job-specific. If you are mildly interested in either car, find one to borrow. But if you NEED one, you already know more about either marque or the contents of either book than most SCM readers, and that is already a self-selected group of car people. If you do get your hands on either book, prepare to either be mesmerized at the content or amazed by the work that went into their creation. In either case, don't drop one on your foot. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Affordable Classic 1959-64 Daimler SP250 The Angry Catfish May be a Keeper The fabulous V8, tailpipe symphony, good brakes and rock-solid reliability more than compensated for any shortcomings in the looks department by Rob Sass 1960 Daimler SP250 D aimler of the U.K. (no relation to Daimler-Benz) was mainly a purveyor of ultra-stodgy sedans, hearses and limousines to British nobility and the royal family. They were as unlikely an entrant into the sports car market as Kaiser and Nash had been a few years early with the Kaiser-Darrin and the Nash- Healey. Nevertheless, the moribund Daimler saw the export dollars that StandardTriumph and BMC were raking in during the 1950s, and the company decided to grab their own piece of the pie with the Daimler Dart/SP250. With no experience in sports car design, it's natural that Daimler cribbed as much as they could from the people already doing it—stealing liberally from its Coventry neighbor Standard-Triumph and its TR3. The Daimler SP250's frame, steering and gearbox all are familiar to anyone who has been around a TR3. For the sake of lower tooling costs, then-revolu- Details Years produced: 1959–64 Number produced: 2,645 Original list price: $3,250 SCM valuation: $23,000–$29,000 Tune-up cost: $400 Distributor cap; $25 Chassis #: Plate in engine compartment near the cowl Engine #: Right hand side of block just below cylinder head Club: Daimler & Lanchester Owners' Club More: www.dloc.org.uk Alternatives: 1957–60 Peerless GT, 1965–67 Sunbeam Tiger, 1978–79 TVR 3000S SCM Investment Grade: C 30 tionary fiberglass was selected for the coachwork. And while the name of the stylist doesn't seem to have survived anywhere, it's a fair bet that he may have been an amateur ichthyologist as the car bears a striking resemblance to a very angry catfish—a phrase immortalized by Publisher Martin in one of his typical off-the-cuff evaluations, this time of the SP250. In fact, he was commenting on the one I owned at the time and was driving on the Colorado Grand. I forgave him as I left him and the Giulia Spider Veloce he was driving in my Daimler dust. A fantastic engine for a fish Daimler spent its limited money to good end under the bonnet. Brilliant BSA motorcycle engine designer Edward Turner came up with what should have been one of the greatest sports car engines of all time—a lovely 2.5-liter hemi V8. Aside from four-wheel disc brakes, the rest of the package was technically rather lackluster, including the slow, heavy cam and peg steering and the non-synchro-first four-speed gearbox. The car was introduced in 1959, and the greatest notice of the event seemed to come from the Chrysler Corporation, which strenuously objected to the use of the name “Dart.” The car was called the SP250 in the United States. Initial reviews found the car to be fast, with 0-60 mph times in under nine seconds and a legitimate 120 mph top speed—with a ton of torque-derived flexibility that allowed the car to go from puttering at 20 mph in top gear to over 120 mph. Sadly, said flexibility was not limited to the engine—the whippy chassis allowed doors to fly open in turns on bumpy pavement. This, along with the odd styling, did the car few favors in the marketplace. So-called “B-spec” cars from 1961 on remedied the limbo-dancer flexibility of the chassis. My own B-spec car was admirably free of any cowl shake, but word just never seemed to circulate about the car's many virtues, which included the aforementioned wonderful engine and really good brakes. Sports Car Market

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Compared against other 1950s sports cars, the driv- ing experience is quite good. The driving position is pretty standard, with a huge wheel in your chest and rather flimsy seats, but the leather-covered dash, full instrumentation and toggle switches are quite nice. The exhaust note of the little V8 is among the best, sounding curiously like a Ford 289 until about 4,000 rpm, when it takes on a decidedly more exotic shriek—not unlike a Maserati Ghibli. The 6,300 rpm redline was quite real. Four-wheel disc brakes gave far more stopping power than a Corvette or a Healey of the day, and B-spec cars are quite tight. A mauling from Jaguar In 1960, Jaguar bought Daimler for the extra produc- tion capacity, and for the aforementioned little V8 which Jaguar continued to use in Daimlers for a number of years. Sir William Lyons was confounded by the SP250, whose looks irked him like fingernails on a chalk board. There was a very pretty styling study called the SP252, but it would have cost about the same as a Jaguar E-type, so it was a non-starter for production. The prototype of this SP252 car survives to this day, but Jaguar wound down production of the SP in 1964 with just over 2,600 built. Having owned an SP250, I've found the angry-catfish looks issue to be overstated. Few observers found my car to be any more hideous than,say, a TR3 (no paragon of grace itself) and the SP250's fabulous V8, tailpipe symphony, good brakes and rock-solid reliability more than compensated for any shortcomings in the looks department. Because of its build dates, the SP is eligible for some great events. And, for an orphan, the SP250 is very well cared for. Specialists Bryan Purves, David Manners and John Carey can even supply body panels if required. In terms of collectible status, SP250 proponents are having the last word on detrac- tors—who, incidentally, include Publisher Martin. I sold mine for $26,000 ($10,000 more than I had in it) about six years ago, and Bonhams recently sold one in the U.K. for about $47,000. While this was a strong—and perhaps not immediately repeatable—price, it's a certainty that nice cars are at least in the mid-$30k range now. As survivorship appears low—by some estimates around 1,000 cars—it appears that slow and steady appreciation can be expected as long as there are collectors who want something a bit different—but with real performance. ♦

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Legal Files John Draneas The FBI Crashes an F50—The Sequel If the agents were not moving the F50 to a new storage location—but were just out for a joy ride—then it's going to be a very interesting case 1996 Ferrari F50 the news again, and now we know the rest of story. The F50 was introduced in 1995. At 513 horsepower L and 2,976 pounds, it represented the latest and greatest of the Ferrari supercars. Priced at around $500,000, Ferrari manufactured only 349 cars—one fewer than Ferrari believed it could sell, which assured exclusivity. Gone in 60 seconds In 2003, Algar Ferrari in Rosemount, PA, was happy to have an F50 on its sales floor. Tom Baker, a cool-asa-cucumber airline pilot, walked in and inquired about the car. Baker claimed to be a tech company CEO from California who had flown in from Atlanta. Baker said he had a limo waiting for him outside, that he wanted to buy the F50 if he was satisfied with a test drive—and he would wire the funds the next day. However, he had left his wallet behind with his secretary and didn't have his driver's license with him. He must have been a convincing actor, as the salesman (who doesn't work there now) gladly took him for a test drive. The salesman drove first, then they traded places. After a while, Baker pulled over and asked the salesman to drive the car back to the dealership. When the salesman got out of the car, Baked asked for one more chance to sit behind the wheel. We assume the salesman was surprised when Baker sped off, never to be seen again. The authorities reasoned that the car would be quickly exported and watched all ports of embarkation. It never turned up because Baker put it in a transporter, trucked it home to his garage in Kentucky, found a way to get it titled in Kentucky, and drove it like he owned it every now and then. 32 egal Files previously reported about an incident where FBI agents crashed a Ferrari F50 that they had seized (SCM February 2010, p. 26). As amazing as that scene was, the same F50 has been in An innocent purchaser Later in 2003, Baker drove the F50 to a party where he met a doctor who was also a car enthusiast. After a few minutes, they went out for a ride in the F50. The doctor loved it, and insisted that Baker let him know if he ever decided to sell it. They saw each other numerous times over several years, and the doctor always talked about buying the car. The talk came to fruition in 2008. Baker was in the middle of a divorce, and he sold the F50 to the doctor for $575,000 cash. The doctor grew concerned when he contacted Ferrari to register himself as the new owner and they asked him to fax a copy of the title to them. He also sent in the engine number, which Ferrari confirmed as the engine number from the car stolen from Algar Ferrari. The doctor contacted Baker and informed him about an “irregularity with the VIN and engine number.” Baker's first words were, “Do the police know?” They didn't—yet—and Baker wired 80% of the purchase price into the doctor's bank account the next day, promising the rest right away to unwind the transaction. During the next two weeks, the police investigated and determined that not only the F50—but also the Testarossa and 328 GTS in Baker's garage—were stolen. The police and the FBI confiscated the F50. Baker was arrested and faced federal charges. After making a full confession, he was convicted of grand theft and served two years in jail. Here today, gone tomorrow Motors Insurance Corp., an insurance subsidiary of General Motors, was pretty happy to get the call that their F50 had been recovered. Motors had paid Algar for the car and had become its owner. They didn't mind when the FBI said they needed to hold onto the F50 as evidence. On May 27, 2009, the F50 was taken for a drive by FBI Special Agent Frederick C. Kingston and Assistant United States Attorney J. Hamilton Thompson. There are conflicting reports about the purpose of the drive. One suggestion is that they were moving the F50 to a new storage location. The other is that they were joy riding. While driving the F50, Kingston lost control, went over a curb and wrapped the car around a tree. Unconfirmed reports explained that it had been raining and when Kingston went over the crest of a hill a bit too fast, the rear came around and he oversteered off the road. The F50 was quickly declared a total loss due to extensive monocoque damage. One can easily imagine the “here today, gone tomorrow” feeling they must have had at Motors Insurance Corp. And probably a fair amount of déjà vu as well. They were understandably curious as to why Kingston and Thompson were driving the Sports Car Market

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F50, so they asked the FBI and the Department of Justice—over and over. Getting no response to their numerous inquiries, they submitted requests under the Freedom of Information Act asking why the car was driven. Their FOIA requests were denied. Obviously frustrated, Motors filed an administrative claim for the loss of the Ferrari, and finally got a response. The federal Department of Justice denied the claim on the basis that the United States cannot be sued for property damage while the property is being detained by a law enforcement officer. Motors couldn't believe the DOJ's position was correct and asked for reconsideration, which was promptly denied. Lacking any other recourse, Motors filed suit against the United States in the Michigan District of the United States District Court. The king can do no wrong As the DOJ rightly points out, the starting point in this case is sovereign immunity. Before we became a country, the long-standing British rule was that one could not sue the King. We borrowed that rule, and immunized our government from liability to individuals. Similarly, government employees were granted legal immunity for acts in the course of their government jobs. That left injured citizens with no recourse at all. To moderate the unfairness of that situation, Congress adopted the Federal Tort Claims Act in 1946. In that act, the United States agreed to allow itself to be sued under various circumstances. The impetus for passage of the Act was the 1945 plane crash where a B-25 bomber piloted in thick fog crashed into the north side of the Empire State Building. The act was made retroactive to allow the victims and their families to sue the U.S. Government. The FTCA generally waives sovereign immunity when government employees are negligent when acting within their scope of employment. But—no surprise here— there are a number of exceptions. The one of interest to us covers “claims arising in respect of... the detention of any goods, merchandise, or other property by any officer of customs or excise or any other law enforcement officer.” The DOJ asserts that the issue is controlled by the U.S. Supreme Court Case Ali v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, where a prisoner was not allowed to sue for the loss of some of his property that had been held by the prison during his incarceration. Ali was a close case, decided 5-4, and turned on the grammatical construction of the exception. Motors picked up a point raised in the dissenting opinion, that “detention” con- templates a forced holding by the government. In its lawsuit, Motors asserts that the FBI “requested” that they be allowed to hold the F50, and Motors “consented” to it. If that works, the consensual “loan” of the Ferrari takes the matter outside the exception. Once outside the exception, the FTCA's general waiver of sovereign immunity applies, and Motors has a very good claim. Transport or joy ride? Another claim might arise when the Government discloses why the car was being driven. If Kingston and Thompson were not moving the F50 to a new storage location—but were just out for a joy ride—then it's going to be a very interesting case. If it were a joy ride, then they would probably not have been acting within their scope of employment. That could mean that they (or at least the driver) would lose their personal immunity and could be personally liable for the damage. The odd consequence of that could be that the Government would be off the hook, as the waiver of sovereign immunity extends only to actions of government employees acting within the scope of their employment. And, to round this out, Kingston and Thompson probably had to talk someone else into giving them the keys and opening the warehouse door. However, that employee would have acted within the scope of employment, putting it squarely within the exception to the FTCA. Needless to say, this is a complicated legal situation. If it takes another Supreme Court opinion to resolve it, then Motors' legal bills will likely exceed the value of the Ferrari. It's also an embarrassing case for the FBI and DOJ. After all, driving off the road and hitting a tree unassisted is not a great display of driving skill, so just what were those guys doing in that Ferrari? That gives both sides reason to settle, and hopefully they will both see that quickly. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney.

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Collecting Thoughts When is a Barn Find a Disaster? Preserve, Restore or Run Away? Many cars that are being sold today as valuable historical documents are nothing more than lamentable examples of owner neglect By Miles Collier 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe I n the last ten years or so, the collector car market has embraced a new category of condition, the so-called “preservation” or unrestored automobile—the “barn find.” Such cars are now firmly in the mainstream of the collector car world and, despite sometimes off-putting deterioration, can often bring prices comfortably in excess of the price attributable to an identical restored example. One such car—a 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe—sold at the RM Auctions Amelia Island sale on March, 12 for $660,000 including buyer's premium. Surprisingly, the car brought $110,000 over the high estimate. What blackened redfish was once to cuisine, so “barn finds” are now to collectibles. Having such a car or two in one's collection is currently the sign of the sophisticated, historically conscious collector. Many of the world's finest and most important col- lections include unrestored, preserved cars. One has only to catalog the Louwman collection in Holland, the Simeone Foundation Collection in Philadelphia or the Mozart or Keller collections in California. The trend has gained further acceptance since the inclusion of Preservation classes at the Pebble Beach Concours, whose original move to recognize such cars firmly attached the imprimatur of legitimacy to the trend. A growing market—but for what? As important, unrestored cars become ever rarer, collectors are paying up for the few examples that come 34 to market. Naturally, where there is demand, there are forces prepared to supply that demand. Consequently, we see a small but steady stream of unrestored cars offered to the market by all the major auction houses. It is ironic that in the past, cars in considerably better condition than today's preservation candidates were routinely hauled off to the restoration shop for the full treatment that transformed them into perfect and immaculate simulacra of their as-manufactured state. However, every coin has two sides, and the demand for unrestored, original and unmolested cars has resulted in the market conflating a series of terms, each signifying something quite different, under the rubric of untouched originality: “barn find,”“preservation car,” “original and unmolested,” and so on. While the market would have us believe that these terms are all synonyms, they are, in fact, vastly different things that should command vastly different prices—and vastly different levels of respect from the knowledgeable collector. As much as I revere original and unmolested cars, many of the cars that are being sold today as valuable historical documents from the past are really nothing more than lamentable examples of prior owners' neglect of—and indifference to—their own property. Such cars were essentially abandoned to rust and to rot in poor storage conditions with no thought to the future. As I have written in the past, such cars are a piñata of potential horrors that may—despite the best efforts in the world—lead ineluctably to a massive restoration if there is to be anything of the car beyond a poignant shadow of its former self. Having owned a car or two like this, luckily bought at prices that reflected the true condition of the car, I have had no pangs of conscience doing the necessary full restorations. Essentially, in these cases, there was nothing left of the elements that in aggregate would make the original car worth saving as-is. By contrast, the cars that are the priceless pieces of our automotive heritage are those cars that have always been cosseted and loved by their owners. They have been carefully used and preserved so that they come to us through time showing only a lovely patina accrued through decades of conscious preservation. The vast majority Sports Car Market Photo: Phil Greatorex ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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of these cars are well known. They rarely—if ever—come to the market, and when they do, they deservedly set auction records. The ex-Milligen—now Louwman—Mercedes SSK or the “Rimoldi” Alfa-Romeo 8C 2300 are two notable examples. These are the benchmark cars that stand as arbiters of originality to test the research and the quality of restoration on restored cars. These are the cars of which every connoisseur dreams. Between preservation and restoration Just as I have touched on the two extremes of the con- tinuum, there are, of course, countless examples of cars that lie somewhere in the middle. The imperative to continue to preserve them in their current state, their monetary value and their historic importance all need to be carefully considered by their owners. As, at some point along that continuum, the preponderance of the issues tip towards restoration rather than preservation. It is also true that for any given owner the exact location of that tipping point may be different. Don't be fooled. Careful, archival restoration has much to commend it when appropriately applied. By “archival,” I mean restoration that tries to be faithful to the original build quality and mindset of the maker in the day. Such restorations make as few compromises as possible with the materials, mechanical art and technology as originally used. While these restorations are still, to some extent, a work of imagination, they have more interpretive value than many sadly deteriorated and altered “preservation” cars being offered as something special. It also bears noting that there is nothing more fragile than a genuine “preservation” car that has survived intact through the decades. The majority of its historic reality is incorporated in its surface: The original paint, plating, trim materials and so on. Once these original surfaces have been replaced, the stuff of history is largely gone. It is a sad truism that true preservation cars are mostly suitable for static display as any appreciable use quickly results in perceptible damage. These cars just aren't for everybody. The nicely restored, “good driver” represents the sweet spot in our avocation, and I see no prospect of this reality changing in the foreseeable future. This battered Ferrari 212 What does our Ferrari 212 offer as a preservation—or more accurately—conserva- tion exercise? Clearly, despite the estimable credentials of its seller, this car was stored in less-than-careful circumstances. Much surface rust and deterioration is visible due to damp storage conditions. The car has been repainted at least twice, and now requires a third paint job as the current repaint is neither historic nor in acceptable condition. “Barn Find” cars from Portugal More worrisome is the condition of the aluminum coachwork, which has had years for electrolysis to attack it at the steel supporting structure. If corrosion is appreciable, only de-skinning and repair will fix the problem. Meanwhile, we should also worry about the engine internals that have sat for 30 years with coolant water—long bereft of its anti-corrosion additives—in contact with aluminum and ferrous components. Mildew may infest the seat padding and carpets. The list goes on and on. Finally, we should note that important elements of the car's original bright trim have been discarded. While the original Vignale styling might not be for everybody, our subject has lost material elements that were important to Vignale's original concept. This trim would need to be re-created if the 1953 configuration were desired. Given the substantial unknowns associated with this car—and despite its significance as a very fine example of a late, sixth-generation Vignale-styled Ferrari—I'd have to call it well sold. ♦ 1948 Tucker 48“Barn Find” sold this year at Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, for $797,500 July 2011 35 Photo: Pawel Litwinski courtesy of Gooding & Company

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Event 2011 Keels & Wheels 16th Annual Keels & Wheels Vintage Indy race cars were on display this year to honor 100 years of the Indianapolis 500 100th Anniversary of the Indy 500 T he 16th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance was held April 30-May 1 at the scenic Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, TX, which is just a few miles from the famed NASA Johnson Space Center. This year, vintage Indy race cars were featured in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Indianapolis 500 racing. On the Keels side of the concours, Century boats were featured along with the 50th Anniversary of the Century Sabre. This year's event was particularly enjoyable as the weather, which can be quite unpredictable this time of the year, behaved and clear skies prevailed. Almost 200 cars were on display, and they were divided into about 30 classes. Best of Show American was awarded to Richard and Irina Mitchell, from Montgomery TX, for their 1929 Stutz M Laneefield Supercharged coupe. Best of Show European was awarded to SCMers Peter and Merle Mullin, of Los Angeles, CA, for their 1922 HispanoSuiza HG 6 Convertible. In addition, there were several Corinthian Awards. Those were presented to cars of distinction and were in lieu of class awards. Publisher Martin, who again was Master of Ceremonies, was busy indeed presenting the awards in his typical breezy, entertaining fashion. In addition to traditional concours fare, Keels & Wheels is noted for presenting unusual vehicles representing the history of the automobile. This year, we were impressed with the two 1936 Warner Brothers Studios Ford Sound trucks. The Art Deco bodies were custom built and equipped by RCA with all the latest sound equipment of the era. They were used into the late 1960s to record sound for movies filmed on location. Ten were originally constructed, and the two—one restored Warner Brothers' sound truck 36 Sports Car Market and the other in original condition— presented here are the only remaining examples. It was hard to miss Bobby Darin's Plan Ahead Dream Car, the 1960 DiDia 150 that was presented by the Automotive Transportation Museum in St. Louis, MO. The aluminum bodied car was most striking and was designed by Andy DiDia, a clothing designer. Plan ahead: May 5-6, 2012 Where: Seabrook, TX Cost: $35 More: www.keels-wheels.com Photos: Carl Bomstead

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Event 2011 Keels & Wheels Award-winning SCMers at Keels & Wheels 2010 Construction took eight years and cost almost $150,000. In today's dollars, just add another zero. People were around the car both days of the Concours, so it was no surprise that it won the People's Choice award In the judging department, we were faced with the taunting task of evaluating two exceptional Packards. The 1928 Packard 4-43 Phaeton owned by SCMer Gordon Logan, of Georgetown, TX, had been in his family since new. The 1940 Packard Darrin 180 Convertible Sedan, owned by Steven Chapman, of Waxahachie, TX, exuded elegance. Both were 100-point cars, but decisions had to be made, and the Darrin won the Packard class, while the 4-43 received a distinguished Corinthian award. Indy 500 cars were the featured marque and the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum in Indianapolis, IN, all presented early examples. The 1935 Miller–Ford from the Ford Museum was created by Harry Miller, whose legacy included the 4-cylinder Offenhauser engine that dominated American racing for 40 years. The Miller-Ford was an effort by Miller, Preston Tucker, and Edsel and Henry Ford. Four of the ten planned cars qualified for the 1935 Indy 500, but a design flaw put them out of the race. This example was not one of the four and was given by Ford to Packard executive Henry Joy. It has never been restored or altered, so it is absolutely authentic. The Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance blends classic boats and automobiles in an ideal setting while supporting the Boys and Girls Harbor, a home and refuge for abandoned and abused children. A most worthy cause and we look forward to next year's event.—Carl Bomstead. ♦ Don Blenderman—Houston, TX 1955 Kurtis Kraft 500X, Silver, Vintage Race Car Mark Brinker—Houston, TX 1954 Sorrell-Manning Special SR-100, Best of Class, Vintage Race Car Richard Cook—Dickinson, TX 2009 Ferrari 430 16M Scuderia, Best of Class, Ferrari Don & Marianne Duthu—Houston, TX 1925 Bugatti Type 35A Grand Prix, Corinthian, Vintage Race Car Paul Emple—Rancho Santa Fe, CA 1934 Packard Phaeton, Silver, Packard Billy E. Hibbs Jr.—Tyler, TX 1968 Lamborghini Miura S, Best of Class, Italian Clark Kirby—Arlington, TX 1975 Chevrolet Cosworth Twin Cam Vega, Silver, 1970s American Muscle Car Gordon Logan—Georgetown, TX 1928 Packard 4-43 Phaeton, Corinthian Award, Packard Peter & Merle Mullin—Los Angeles, CA 1922 Hispano-Suiza HG 6 Convertible, Best of Show European Tom Murphy—Houston, TX 1980 March 80-A, Best of Class, Race Car Grady Owens—Spring, TX 1992 Ferrari F40, Corinthian Award, Ferrari David Pearson—Flower Mound, TX 1941 Packard 120 Woodie Station Wagon, Best of Class, Woodie Petersen Automobile Museum —Los Angeles, CA Kurtis Miller, Silver, Vintage Indy Car Roberto & Rosita Quiroz—Spring, TX 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III, Best of Class, British Dean Rietz—Fulshear, TX 1974 Maserati Bora, Silver, Italian James Stranberg—Berthoud, CO 1931 Bugatti Type 40A, Best of Class, European Pre-War Chuck Swimmer—San Diego, CA 1929 Essex Speedabout, Corinthian Award, American Pre-War Open Bill Usher—Seabrook, TX 1966 Chevrolet Corvette, Silver, Corvette Kerry Weikel—Kerrville, TX 1966 Shelby GT350 H, Silver, Mustang The best possible use of mahogany 38 Sports Car Market

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Insider's View The $50k Porsche Pick The love affair with old cars is like the long-lost love from high school. The imagining is far more exciting than the driving The 356 is a lovely—but Stone Age—device A subscriber wrote in asking for help making a Porsche decision. He has $50,000 to spend and is trying to decide between the following four cars: 1963 356C coupe in very nice condition for that classic ride, a 1969–1971 911E Targa in excellent condition, as early 911s just keep going up, a 2002–2004 Carrera Targa chock full of modern technology, or a new Boxster for $50k and enjoying top-down fun and the comfort of a warranty? Ron Smith, Minnetrista, MN: Buying a 2002–04 Porsche 911 for roughly half the $50k would definitely be the best financial play, although they will likely never go up in value. The buyer would then be best advised to replace the intermediate shaft, bearing and seal for roughly $2,000. This shaft and bearing are the parts notoriously known to fail on these M96 engines, causing them to grenade. These failures are primarily what has sullied the reputation of these cars and driven the price through the floor. All 911s, 1999–05 or 06 (997 intro) and Boxsters through 2005 or 2006 suffer from this stigma—if not the actual problem. Also the high production volume of these cars will always contribute to modest resale values. On the other hand, if high-performance driving and driver safety are unimportant, the 356 is definitely the way to go. They are really cool, well-built, will appreciate and are great for just cruising. Paul Stabin, via email: All your options have their points. Air-cooled 911s are the real deal, but what car will you enjoy driving the most? That will be the Boxster. Go back a year or two to 2009, and get the S. Manual of course. The balance is magical, you can cruise or push it hard and really enjoy it. I have driven all of these, and the rest make better garage queens, but you will want to 40 drive the Boxster every day. Investment? Probably a good 356. Don't get me wrong, they all have character. Last on the list? The newer 911s, as they drive worse than the Boxster and will never be a top collectible. Tom Paton, San Mateo, CA: Assuming he does not already own other Porsches, the choices show that the potential buyer does not have a passion for the older Porsches because he is looking at them all as drivers, and the cars listed cannot be reasonably compared. 356 owners baby and dote on their cars, with minimal to low driving time. Older 911 owners are in love with their particular era car for design and simplicity reasons and would not focus on later models. If a warranty is a factor, and he really wants a fun driver only (which is also very good), then he should take the new Boxster and have a blast. Gregory Keller, via email: As a former owner of a 1973 911 Targa, I would have to vote for an early 1970s Targa. I'm sorry, but how can you even include a Boxster in the same category? I had to sell my ‘73 in the mid-1980s to get married, and yes, I still think it was a fair trade. John Clark, via email: This is a rather silly question, not unlike the “Which of your children do you love the most?” query. Going down your list, the 356C is a lovely—but Stone Age—device. For me, the problem with a 1963 ‘C' is that it isn't old enough to be eligible for vintage tours. To me, none of the Targa options are of much interest. Lacking the pure design of the coupe and gaining a leaky folding top, I'll pass. Been there, done that. The 2002-2004 Carrera is a lot of bang for the buck, but if it goes bang, you will be out a lot of bucks. A new Boxster? Nein, danke! The car is about a size 40 short, and I'm a 46 long. The instant depreciation hit is a big price to pay for a warranty. I will be keeping my $50k and driving my old Alfas. Brad Baum, Escondido, CA: Find the most perfect, expertly executed 914-6 conversion you can—and have $20k left over to drive great rally/touring events for a couple of years. I had a 356 cab in the 1970s, and a 911SC in the 1990s. I once dropped off the 911SC to get the distributor replaced—so it would pass California smog—at a reputable Porsche shop, and they gave me the keys to a beat-up, shop loner 914 to go back to work. It was more fun to drive than either of my real Porsches. By the way, a wrecking yard 911 distributor was $850 in 1990. Leonard Cummings, via email: If you can find a drivable 356 for $50k jump all over it! If it is a 1969 Targa in the $50k class—make me an offer on my 80,000-mile, three-owner Sports Car Market

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Insider's View Early 911 Targa LWB 911. Modern Carreras have no soul. Is the Boxster an evolution of the 914? David Funnell, Windsor, ON: For me, the 356. Clean lines, simple design, and I could drive it hard without losing my license. If the 911E Targa were a 911S, I'd be in. The original 911s had clean lines and were light, simple cars. The new 911s are overweight caricatures of what they used to be. Sure, they are faster and objectively better in every way. But a newer 911 is not as good a car as it could have been had Porsche not hamstrung itself with the rear engine. The Boxster is an interesting choice, and a good choice—if one could live with the depreciation. I couldn't. Bill Rogers, via email: While my heart says go for the 1969–71 911E Targa, I had a 1969 911E coupe. It was my first Porsche and was great fun. I did a European delivery on it and broke it in properly on the autobahn. Traded a 1966 427/425 Corvette for it and have never been sorry—except when I see what those Corvettes sell for today. Common sense says go for the new Boxster for dependability and easy, top-down motoring. I now have one of them and love it. I am preparing for a trip to the Sonoma Historics in early June, and I look forward to Highway 101 and California 1 with the top down and the stereo blaring! Tracie McTavish, Vancouver, BC: Assuming you mean a 1964 356C, not a drumbrake 1963…. I own a 1964 356C with 58,000 original miles and a 1997 993 with 55,000 miles. Both are air cooled, both are great rides and iconic for the beginning and the end of an era. Old school wins again, as whenever I drive the 356 I'm smiling, any passenger is smiling and passersby glow with approval. Enjoyment is an octogenarian giving you a thumbs-up while leaning on her walker. The 356 wins…. Herb Stern, via email: I wouldn't pick any of the choices offered. I think a clean ‘88 or ‘89 911 is the car to have. Buy the nicest example you can find, and you will probably have some money left over. Make sure it has the stock forged Fuchs 's View Early 911 Targa LWB 911. Modern Carreras have no soul. Is the Boxster an evolution of the 914? David Funnell, Windsor, ON: For me, the 356. Clean lines, simple design, and I could drive it hard without losing my license. If the 911E Targa were a 911S, I'd be in. The original 911s had clean lines and were light, simple cars. The new 911s are overweight caricatures of what they used to be. Sure, they are faster and objectively better in every way. But a newer 911 is not as good a car as it could have been had Porsche not hamstrung itself with the rear engine. The Boxster is an interesting choice, and a good choice—if one could live with the depre- ciation. I couldn't. Bill Rogers, via email: While my heart says go for the 1969–71 911E Targa, I had a 1969 911E coupe. It was my first Porsche and was great fun. I did a European delivery on it and broke it in properly on the autobahn. Traded a 1966 427/425 Corvette for it and have never been sorry—except when I see what those Corvettes sell for today. Common sense says go for the new Boxster for dependability and easy, top-down motoring. I now have one of them and love it. I am preparing for a trip to the Sonoma Historics in early June, and I look forward to Highway 101 and California 1 with the top down and the stereo blaring! Tracie McTavish, Vancouver, BC: Assuming you mean a 1964 356C, not a drum- brake 1963…. I own a 1964 356C with 58,000 original miles and a 1997 993 with 55,000 miles. Both are air cooled, both are great rides and iconic for the beginning and the end of an era. Old school wins again, as whenever I drive the 356 I'm smiling, any passenger is smiling and passersby glow with approval. Enjoyment is an octogenarian giving you a thumbs-up while leaning on her walker. The 356 wins…. Herb Stern, via email: I wouldn't pick any of the choices offered. I think a clean ‘88 or ‘89 911 is the car to have. Buy the nicest example you can find, and you will probably have some money left over. Make sure it has the stock forged Fuchs wheels, wheels, and have the car checked over carefully, as there are few examples that have survived in stock form. They are sort of oldfashioned, with pedals that pivot from the floor, but a great ride. And I would stay away from the Targa because of the creaking panel and the fact that the Targa destroys the classic look of the 911. options, the 911E Targa is the best combination preservation/appreciation, open-top motoring, and performance to easily keep up with modern cars today. Most of all, it delivers the best driving experience, which is not directly related to speed. Joe Niederst, via email: You really should consider a 1988 or 1989 911 Carrera (coupe, Targa or cabriolet). This was the last year with the classic look, and with the excellent G50 transmission. The 1990 model started to get bulbous bumpers and a second distributor that was incredibly (and stupidly, I might add) driven from the first distributor by a rubber belt! The cars are very comfortable (we drove one from L.A. to Chicago last summer and my wife says that the seats are the most comfortable she has ridden in), very fast and handle extremely well. They are also extremely reliable. Ours has 150,000 miles on it and it ran L.A. to Chicago and back like a train (3000 rpm at 80 mph) all day. We have a friend with one that has 250,000 miles on it, and the heads have never been off! Very good ones can be had for $25k to $30k. For $50k, you should be able to find a very low mileage one in concours condition, or even a 930 Turbo model (although the regular 911 has impressive power). David Preston, via email: My advice would be to buy a good, inspected 356. I think the 1969–71 911 and the Carrera Targa are fine options, but the 356 represents such rich history and classic sports car appeal. The 356 today is very serviceable, with parts and knowledgeable people/technicians and a great global support group—The 356 Registry. Besides, good examples of 356s are always in demand and rise in value every year. Sports Car Market Mike Claudio, via email: Out of the four of capital

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Insider's View Boxster Al Zim, via email: Making the assump- tion that the cars are properly restored, my first choice would be the 356. It is nimble, unique, and can be serviced by the owner (if he can read). It is also the roomiest car that Porsche ever made. My choice would be 1959 as the first and late 1961 as the second. Second choice is the 911E Targa. The me- chanical fuel injection is a situation that few can solve. The 1970 and 1971s had transmission problems in the clutch release area, so my choice would be a 2.0 1969. These cars were usually left out when they were worthless, and now have rust in the rear seats and on the floors. Unlike the 356, they rusted from within. Third choice would be the new Boxster, is a VERY small car, and I even though it probably cannot get my size 14EEE shoes on the pedals. It has a warranty which is invaluable in the water-cooled cars. Finally, the 2002 to 2004 Targa. No warranty equals double danger. No one but the factory is successfully rebuilding the engines. The electronics are now ten years old. How long do you keep your TV and computer? Richard Ruff, via email: I just went down this road and chose the 911. I spent a lot of time and money restoring a beautiful 356— and then did not enjoy driving it. Buy a really nice, later-torsion-bar 911 for $20k–$30k. It is old enough to be quirky, but new enough to be a great driver. Mac Park, via email: Pick any of the choices—except the 2002–04 Carrera Targa…. Robert Redner, via email: My advice is buy the 356. It will give you all the Porsche pleasure, will appreciate accordingly, be realistic to maintain, and you will be a hit at any 44 sports car show. The Targa is nice, but just a Targa, and the new stuff got rid of a lot of what a Porsche is really about. The 356 is a driver's car and a ton of fun. Make it happen! Jim Rosenthal, via email: The 911E Targa; the right combination of fun to drive, appreciating value, not too much non-userserviceable technology, and great looks and handling. scriber Tom Ruprecht, via email: If the subspeaks “Old” Porsche, understands Porsche's heritage and enjoys working on cars, then the 356 or the 911E is the way to go. If the subscriber speaks “New” Porsche and likes status and creature comforts, then the 2002-04 Carrera or the Boxster is the way to go.... David Novack, via email: The love affair with old cars is like the long-lost love from high school. The imagining is far more exciting than the driving. If our prospective purchaser is really thinking about the 356 Coupe or the early E Targa, he needs to drive both of them first. Old technology in under-powered cars does not make for a great driver, IMHO. Frankly, at $50k, the budget will be stretched to get the 356. It won't be a concours car and it probably won't be original. It will probably need some work and will still only be a nice 20 footer. But a close inspection will reveal the warts. Probably the same for the 911E Targa—but add the likely feature of running water in the cabin. For this money, the best car and the big- gest bang for the buck would be a 2003–04 911 Twin Turbo. It's a blast to drive, plenty of power, AWD for the winter and, overall, an enormously civilized automobile. Far and away, it is the best used Porsche bargain on the market. And I bet he could spend less than $50k, as I just passed on an 2004 Turbo S cabriolet with 72,000 miles asking $39,900. Downside was the Tiptronic. The new Boxster introduces the variable of the convertible. Always a good option— depending upon where you live. But I doubt that he could get a new Boxster for $50k. If it were available, it would have to be ordered and it would have no options. I don't think I have seen one at a dealer under $65k on the Monroney—and you need to add sales tax to that. Chris Kunkler, via email: I wouldn't recommend any of these. Go with a 1987 Carrera with the wide body kit (better long term upside), with the 3.2 and G50 transmission. These are at the bottom of their depreciation curve and have nowhere to go but up! For the money, they are arguably one of the best overall Porsches ever made in terms of dependability, performance and comfort (working A/C). George Beighley, via email: The pur- chaser needs to define his intended goal for this purchase. If he wants a weekend fun car—with an eye on appreciation—go with the 356, assuming it has been inspected and is in good condition. If he wants a reliable, fun daily driver with no worries, get the new Boxster under warranty. I would not buy a 996 Targa, as I think that generation is the least-attractive 911 and the used market bears me out. I also think the 356 will prove to be a better buy over time than the early 911 Targa. I would suggest the purchaser also consider a 993 version of the 911, which is in his price range and would give him the last air-cooled 911—with fairly good reliability, drivability and potential appreciation. ♦ Sports Car Market

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From the Paddock Murray Smith Fakes, Facsimiles and Cheats I am aghast at the “performance adjustments” made to authentic cars so they can win hollow victories at vintage or historic races 1964 Ferrari 250 TR replica I was offered a really nice car the other day—very similar in every respect to a car I have always wanted—but it's not real. It's an absolutely perfect copy of one of the very rare real things. Many of the parts used in the construction are authentic and original, just as would have been found in a real example of the car. In fact, the original suppliers have produced the authentic bits re- quired to build the beast. By the way, it looks superb, drives really well, provides all the same smells and noises as one of the few real versions made would—and it's about one-tenth the price of the real thing. But still I hesitate, as it isn't real in the context of original. You could cover the car with authentic mud and dirt imported from Sicily, and it would still look terrific—even better dirty, I think. But it's still not the real thing. The car definitely has one thing going for it however. The builders have not tried to conceal the fact that it is a replica. I think this open admission is a big mark in the car's favor, much like the Lancia Ferrari Formula One cars constructed from parts a few years ago. They were unique versions made from authentic parts of a revolutionary design after all of the originals have been scrapped. These cars provide enthusiasts with the opportunity to see and hear something in action that would otherwise be consigned to that most flighty of senses—memory. In addition, with the revised version of the FIA HTP papers now in service, the fact that the car is not real—but at least complies with the specifications of the original—is no block to an entry into most events these days. 46 Dishonest provenance I can think of other instances, however, where I have been offered cars with relatively limited production runs, beautiful—or at least sexy—looks, and successful competition pedigree. But the sellers of these cars have been less than frank about, to my mind, that mostimportant intangible: provenance. I even bought a Jaguar-engined racing special once, even though I doubted the claims that the rear end of a famous driver had been ensconced in the nicely patinated leather bucket seat, and the beautiful striped nose had seen the checkered flag on an occasion or two. But it was a great-looking car, and in spite of the lacuna in its pedi- gree, it went rather well. And if the car was not exactly cheap, it was reasonably priced, so I drove it for a while—and then sold it to someone who bought it much for the same reasons that I did. But nobody tried to pull the wool over anyone's eyes by trying to establish a detailed roster of appearances in major races—or claiming that the car had been conducted by the masters. It was a bit like all the Jaguar C-type replicas on the market these days—from Plastic Fantastics to Tool Room copies—but it provided, as they do, a very reasonable impression of the driving sensations of the real thing. And that's okay, I think. Fabricated cars with false histories A few years ago, I was car hunting in the wild woods of rural Michigan, as I had heard that a real, post-war Three Liter Formula One Sports Car Market

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car with significant history was lurking there. After wandering through the woods, I arrived at a substantial old wooden barn, where a very nice man showed me some very nice cars indeed. And, sure enough, there in one stall was a lovely, authentic, 100% real Formula One Car redolent with history and patina. I climbed into the cockpit to see if I would fit, leaned back in the seat, and looked up at the splendid beams in the barn roof. And there, hanging from the ceiling above me, was a marvelous metal construction that looked like a protean candelabra. “What on earth is that?” I asked the nice man. “Oh,” he said. “That's a spare, brand-new, unused chassis that came along with the car you are sitting in when we bought it at the end of the season from the manufacturer. It was there, so they gave it to us along with some other spares.” Unfortunately, that spare chassis is now a complete car with a fabri- cated history. I wouldn't object if the car had been built up as an honest replica. It looks just like the real thing, sounds like the real thing, and goes like the real thing. To all intents and purposes, the car's genes are good, and it is up to event organizers to accept it or not. Most will. And I would too—if the car's provenance was clearly stated. It's the faking I don't like—the creation of virtual history. Good Lord, I am coming out in favor of the honest replica! But I am still hesitant about buying one. However, let's look at another kind of fakery—or at least adjustment of history—that is almost nastier than an accurate, stated replica. Performance adjustments I am aghast at the “adjustments” being made to nice, authentic cars to improve their performance so that they can win hollow victories at vintage or historic races. I would rather see a “Continuation T70” built at the Lola factory with a legitimate motor with original size and specs than an original car hot rodded with a monster motor with modern internals that develops half as much power again as the original. Aston Martin DBR2 replica If a replica is to race in a historic event, it should at least be to original spec. The current flock of Chevron B16 and B8 clones now appearing should at least have proper, period-spec Ford or BMW motors—however hard they may be to find. And if these cars are to be accepted at all, then event organizers should insist that the letter R is displayed next to the race number on the car. At least then we would not deceive the public. It's just not good enough to sell the public that they are going to attend a legitimate recreation of the good old days with good old cars—and then salt grids with a bunch of fakes and inappropriately modified vehicles. So let's call a spade a spade, a replica a replica, and make sure that cars on illegitimate engineering steroids don't bring historic and vintage motor sport into disrepute. ♦ July 2011 47

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Ferrari Profile 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe There will be a rallying cry to keep it original, but unfortunately it just isn't nice enough to display or use the way it is by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1951–1952 Number produced: 84 Original list price: $9,500 SCM Valuation: $550,000–$1,000,000 Tune-up Cost: $3,000 Distributor caps: $225 (reproduction) Chassis #: Side frame rail towards the front of the engine Engine number: Right side of engine near the rear Club: Ferrari Club of America More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Barn-find Alternatives: 1948 Tucker 48, $797,500 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, $660,000 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante, $852,500 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Tour of Sicily and the Coppa Inter Europa, but the most important victory was surely the rugged 1951 Carrera Panamericana where the Ferraris delivered an amazing one-two finish! As was common Ferrari practice, even-number P chassis were applied to competition cars while odd numbers were road cars—or Inters. However, the degree of individual orders meant that Inters could have different performance features, and this particular car is currently fitted with the triple Weber carburetor setup, which boosts performance by 30 horsepower and pushes top speed to around 125 mph. Almost all 212s have detail differences, as they were individually custom-bodied by various coachbuilders. The Vignale-bodied cars are particularly attractive. This was due in large part to the relationship between Alfredo Vignale and his star designer Giovanni Michelotti. Together they gave Ferrari an aggressive and distinctive look. Over the years, Vignale carried a number of dis- tinctive design features—everything from rear fins, triangular cutaways on the rear wings, slotted taillights, fender portholes, unique interiors and distinctive front end treatments. No two Vignale Ferraris were styled exactly alike. In 1977, 0267EU was acquired by Larry Nicklin, 48 roduced between 1951 and 1953, Ferrari's 212 series carried the latest evolution of the formidable Colombo V12 engine. It was immediately successful in competition, winning both the from whom it is offered today. Nicklin's penchant for strong design clearly influenced his attraction to this car. In 1979, he repainted it in its original black with a green top. It has remained in Larry Nicklin's possession for over 30 years. It is often repeated—and entirely accurate—that a classic car is only original once. More and more, Ferrari enthusiasts are attracted to highly original cars because of the restoration or preservation opportunities they present. As such, 0267EU could either be left entirely as-is, sympathetically restored and mechanically sorted or taken down to its chassis and completely restored, in which case the fact that the new owner has an extremely original car to start the project. Add to that the fact that 0267EU is a matching- numbers car of a very desirable early Ferrari model, bodied by Vignale, no less. It is guaranteed to garner tremendous attention from Ferrari enthusiasts the world over. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 154, sold for $660,000, including buyer's premium, at RM's Amelia Island Auction on March 12, 2011 against a presale estimate of $375,000 to $550,000. The World War II military production complex set a new tone for businesses throughout much of the world. The need to design, manufacture and distribute military supplies brought workers together to think beyond their job tasks and concentrate on what they could do to contribute to the cause. 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Lot 27, s/n 0387GT Condition 4 Not sold at $416,000 Artcurial, Briest-Poulain Le Fur, Paris, FR, 2/8/09 SCM# 119662 Sports Car Market 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Lot 269, s/n 0170ET Condition 2+ Sold at $873,908 RM Auctions, Monte Carlo, MC, 5/1/10 SCM# 160447 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Lot 235, s/n 0197EL Condition 2+ Sold at $804,500 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/14/09 SCM# 142101 Photos: Phil Greatorex ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus Designers were challenged to both rethink products that were in production—and imagine new products that had never been built before. Engineers were challenged to implement the designers' ideas, and workers were challenged to develop skills to fulfill the engineers' plans. Italy was no exception, and the rather relaxed Italian lifestyle was replaced with an urgent need to supply the troops. After the war, raw materials and high spirits were rather scarce in Italy, but skilled workers and the machinery of an industrialized nation were still in place. As the darkness of Fascism lifted, wartime workers began to use their skills on peacetime projects. In Italy, much of the creativity gravitated toward the automotive industry, where large and small automobile manufacturers began to flourish. During this period, the creativity at Ferrari was unparalleled. No fewer than 25 Ferrari models were produced between 1947 and 1953. Each new model featured an improvement from the previous model. Horsepower rose from barely 100 to over 300—with parallel increases in acceleration and top speed. On the international front, Ferraris were competing and winning at major races on several continents. The most prolific model of this era was the 212 Inter. Every 212 a little—or a lot—different Every time I research the 212s, I become more fas- cinated with the model. My initial exposure to Ferrari 212s was through some rather mundane examples that had all the appeal of a 1950s Nash. However, over the years I've been surprised by the diversity of models— and blown away by some individual examples. There were 212 Exports designed for racing, 212 Touring Barchettas, and the mainstay 212 Inter. The Inter was the production car, and it was built and sold to help finance the racing side. At least five different companies produced bodies for 212 Inters. The designs run from uninspiring to truly exciting. No two bodies seem to be exactly the same, and even the mechanical configurations from car to car can vary. It is this diver- sity that makes the value spread of 212s so wide. The seller of our subject car, Larry Nicklin, brought two of the feature cars to RM Auction's 2011 Amelia Island sale: this 212 and a Ferrari 340 Mexico. Nicklin is one of the unsung heroes of the Ferrari hobby. Nicklin, along with a small group of like-minded enthusiasts, founded the Ferrari Club of America. The club has been a networking hub for Ferrari enthusiasts worldwide for nearly 50 years. The 340 Mexico (SCM June 2011, Ferrari Profile, p. 44) had an impressive racing history. It had been restored in 1968, and perhaps because it had been on display at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg museum in Auburn, IN, it still looked great. On the other hand, the 212 had been repainted in 1979, and had substantially deteriorated. While the car appeared sound, the paint was shot and Bondo—with large areas of primer—dotted the body. Restoration bills start now The Mexico ran first. It sold for $4,290,000, the top sale of the day—and well above the estimate. The 212 brought $660,000, which was 20% over the high estimate and one of the top sales of the day. The sale price was not out of line with other recent 212 sales—until you consider this car needs no less than $100,000 of work. 212 s/n 0267EU has great provenance, good bones, and a wonderful Vignale body. There will be a rallying cry to keep it original, but unfortunately it just isn't nice enough to display or use the way it is. The reality is, it needs work and if you touch one area there will be no stopping point. Considering its condition, the buyer probably paid above market for it, but with few Inters produced—and each one individual—if the buyer liked this particular design, it was his only shot. Once restored, it will be a hit wherever it's shown. It will be eligible for most vintage rallies and pretty much guaranteed an entry. It's a car I would love to have in my garage and neither party should be unhappy with the result. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) Seat Time David Nelson, Akron, OH: I have owned my 1951 Ferrari 212 Alloy-bodied Ghia Coupe, s/n 0145E, since the mid 1980s, and I sent it to Modena for a complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration by top marque specialists—Auto Sport and Garuti Giuseppe—over a ten-year period. The car is a great old car that is fun to drive, and considering that it is now 60 years old, the technology of this old 2.6 liter is really quite amazing. I recently had it at Cavallino Classic XX, and I had a great time driving it in the rally and all over South Florida. The drum brakes and the 5-speed transmission can be a little challenging sometimes, but I will take a clutch over an F-1 transmission any day. Thanks for the opportunity to share this great old car with you and my fellow SCMers. SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images, and more... July 2011 49

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Ferrari Profile The Cumberford Perspective The most original part of this design is the low placement of headlamps next to the grille, which gives it a tough, pugnacious look By Robert Cumberford F 3 errari's range of beauty is as great as any other marque, and infinitely memorable to downright ugly—one was so awful Enzo himself refused to let it back in the factory. This car falls in the middle range: nice but not exceptional, and it is valuable because of what it is, not for its appearance. Alfredo Vignale built really fine coachwork, very symmetrical, with good panel fits and properly—but not lavishly—fitted interiors. This example will be easy to bring back to as-new or—as is too common for Maranello cars these days, alas—better-than-new condition. Design is by the prolific Giovanni Michelotti—he is said to have had more than 50 cars in just one early 1950s Torino motor show, most of them modified Fiats. For the equivalent of $35 or so, he created sketches for coachbuilders of varying skill, who then executed as best they could. His son says Michelotti managed to collect his modest fees about half of the time, truly prospering only when he sold his talents to manufacturers like BMW and multiple, now-defunct British firms. The most o this design is t of headlamps n rather than at t ers, giving it an e pugnacious lo upper structur pleasant as we with a nice integrated bac light, enormo for the period a almost never s today. What a g car for pulling u front of the Nég 12 9 50 11 10 Sports Car Market 2 from gorgeous 1 4 5 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW Perhaps this brutally straight 1 trim strip was added after the car left Vignale's shops. It really ought to have at least a slight curve to complement the fender peak profile. 2 The transition between front and rear fenders is a little awkward, occurring as it does in the door skin. 3 Looking almost like a California-style chopped top, the roof is elegantly shaped—but just slightly out of proportion with the lower body. The two-tone paint was original. 4 This longitudinal rib on the hood is functional for stiffening, but it also provides a fine visual accent. 5 Mounted this low, the headlamps will not do as good a job of illumination as higher ones would, but the composition is excellent, as it offsets the big, egg-crate grille that became a Ferrari identity mark— thanks to Carrozzeria Touring. 6 These vents may well be original, but they surely were meant to be hidden by a delicate bumper, which really ought to be re-created. REAR 3/4 & SIDE VIEW This is a huge piece of glass for 7 1953, and it is wonderfully well integrated into the form of the upper—without clashing visually with the side glass profile. 8 Fins were all the rage in the 1950s, and these are at least subtle and unobtrusive, nicely profiled— and frankly appended as add-ons. 9 An amusing little die-cast element containing the trunk lock and lamps for the license plate. A 7 variety of such pieces was available in Torino during the time—at the local equivalent of Pep Boys. 10 Tiny little taillights were adequate when this car was built, and roads were essentially empty by today's standards. One might be reluctant to expose this car at night now. 11 In this view, the rear fender looks baggy, but it was in fact quite reasonable for a car that had a useful trunk. 12 A styling schtick of the time was to make the rear wheel opening rather rectangular, while the front fender has a rounded opening paralleling the tire circumference. INTERIOR VIEW (Shown on p. 49) This looks like a very good place to be for grand touring. It is spacious because the instrument panel is pushed almost to the base of the windshield, and it is comfortable because the seats are generously sized. The big gauges and the splendid wood-rim steering wheel are the principal elements of decoration. 8

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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Just Used Cars The 430s may not have cam belts, but a brake job with new carbon-fiber rotors is $30k, which is about 25% of the value of what is now a $125k used car 1983 Ferrari Mondial I am often asked why I don't traffic in or write about more Fiat-era cars, such as the 308s, 328s, 348s and the 400s, BBs and TRs. The answer is simple. One of the great realities all Ferrari dealers and brokers know all too well is that the brain-damage factor—from both the buyer and the seller—is inversely proportional to the value of the car. Simply put, there is far more frustration and time killed in selling a $30k Ferrari 308 than in selling a $300k Ferrari Daytona. It also doesn't take a Harvard MBA to realize there's a far larger commission on a $300k sale than on a $30k exercise in frustration. As for the time needed to educate would-be sellers and first-time buyers of these entry-level Ferraris, yikes. A quick history lesson In the late 1960s, frequent strikes crippled both Ferrari and Italy. In addition, Ford was hammering Ferrari as the costs of sports-prototype endurance racing spiraled ever upwards. All good things come to an end, and by 1969, Enzo's racing habits and low car- production numbers required a Fiat bailout. Fiat took control of production cars, while Enzo continued to run the racing department. In two years, Fiat's production engineers bumped Ferrari road car production from 619 cars built in 1969 to 1,246 in 1971. Imminent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Depart of Transportation regulations and pressure from upstart Lamborghini forced Fiat/Ferrari to develop an all-new new flagship, the mid-engined 365 BB and the first of the all-new high-volume V8s, the Bertone-styled 308 GT/4 for 1974. While the Fiat era at Ferrari is remembered for big bumpers and bland styling-by- committee, all manufacturers suffered through the ignobility of bumper and headlight demands, power-robbing emissions and the tripling of gas from 33 cents to $1 a gallon. Italy also suffered through the terror of the infamous Red Brigade, which made the 1970s a time when driving a Ferrari was asking to be kidnapped. So, making, selling and buying Ferraris with bland styling and little power was a matter of survival. Fiat cranks out the Ferraris In 1976, Fiat introduced the highly successful 308 GTB and its multiple later evo- lutions. V8 production doubled—and eventually tripled—over the number of Flat-12s and V12s, with over 18,617 ubiquitous 308 GT/4-GTB-GTS and QVs built. 52 Add in another 7,430 of the 328 GTB-GTS followed by 8,708 of the incredibly dated 348s. Fiat also expanded the number of Ferrari dealers, thanks to their high-volume, affordable (a strange word to use in context with Ferrari) V8 cars. No longer toys of the ultra-rich, these new generations of Ferraris were now accessible to the merely wealthy. Fiat-Ferrari added the 365 GT/4 2+2, 400, 400i and 412 cars as businessman's expresses with 3,369 built. Another 2,300 flagship 365 BB, 512 BB and 512 BBi were built followed by 9,957 Testarossas, 512 TRs and 512Ms. As for the Mondials, 6,832 were built, making them both the poster child for bland, dated styling and the maintenance whores of the Fiat era. On the upside a Ferrari owner could now drive to Las Vegas knowing the air conditioning would work in the heat of the day and the heater and defroster would warm the car and clear the windshield on a cold night! As time passed and engineering caught up with emissions regulations power was more than adequate, parts availability was tolerable and service costs, for a Ferrari, were reasonable. Production increased from only 619 cars a year in 1969 to 4,487 cars built in 1991, with a total of 55,500 Ferraris built in that period. Ferraris had become a high-end commodity. The dreaded cam belts Excluding the 365 GT/4, 400 and 412, all of the Fiat- era cars are mid-engined and have cam belts, which often means an engine-out service. Cam belt replacements at every three to five years are expensive at $3k to $5k-plus for the early V8s. The cam-belt-replacement cost climbs to $5k-$8k on the 348s and $6k-$10k—plus the usual while-you're-at-it extras—on the flat 12s. Sports Car Market

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An engine-in cam belt service starts at 10% of a 308's market value, while an engine-out service on a 348 can add up to 30% of the car's market price. Engine rebuilds at $25k on the V8s and $30k-plus on the 12-cylinder cars just don't pencil. These costs will only go up as the Fiatera cars age, and there are fewer shops and technicians familiar with these cars. The early cars have carburetors that can be prob- lematic and conventional ignition systems which can be hard to adjust and can foul plugs. All are now 20 to 35 years old, so every piece of rubber, shocks, the brake lines and radiator and heater cores are long past their replacement dates. Paint and leather are often beyond the “patina” stage. California smog can be a nightmare on a carburetor- equipped car, but is usually less drama on the fuelinjected cars. Looking down the road, the future cost of major res- toration on any of the Fiat-era production cars is a deal killer. In another decade how will an owner rationalize spending $75k-$100k for a resto on a $45k 328? How many cows have to die merely to put all new leather into a $15k Mondial-8 or a $25k 400i? Last but not least, the buyers for these cars often falls into the “wannabeowner-I have to ask my wife-and-check-with-my-creditbureau” price point, which is the ultimate deal killer. Montezemolo-era—not much cheaper Just as Enzo was strong-willed and driven, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo would introduce all-new, state-of-the-art Ferrari road cars after he took control in 1991. The 355 was a quantum evolutionary leap over the 348, but as the last of the engine-out cam belt cars, a service on the 355 has made them the new 348 to service shops. The 360, 456, 550 and 575 can be serviced with the engine in place, which cuts maintenance costs, but not by much. With early 360 coupes trading in the $70k range and early 360 spiders in the $85k range, we've lost too many sales to over-zealous pre-purchase inspections by authorized dealers who come up with a $20k “recommended work list” for a new clutch, new brakes, all four tires. a major service and other make-it-like-new work. As for the 430s, they may not have cam belts, but a brake job with new carbon- fiber rotors is $30k, about 25% of the value of what is now a $125k used car. While modern Ferraris have become “just used cars” they're both very expensive to buy and expensive-to-maintain used cars. The Montezemolo-era cars are only heading down in value, and they're taking the Fiat-era cars with them. Early 360 coupes are $70k, the early spiders are $85k, 456 GTs are $50k, and the 456 Ms are $60k. Ferrari 550s are $75k, and 575s are $95k-$100k. Given those low prices, how can a 512TR, for example, be worth more, contrary to what most owners want to believe? Of the 55,000 Fiat-era production cars built, only the first and last of the flagships: the 365 BB and the 512M are collectable, with less than 1,000 cars in total. A glutted high-performance market High volume, a newer-faster-greater Ferrari every few years and competition from Lamborghini, Porsche, upstart Audi and others have flooded the market with ultrafast, ultra-nimble exotics. The rich will always have the latest model, so there is no end of two- or three-year-old exotics coming off lease at steep discounts to the new price. If you've always wanted a Ferrari and must have a Fiat-era car, the good news is that they were long ago fully depreciated. The bad news is that they have virtually no upside and will always have the downside of high maintenance. If you prefer the more-sophisticated Montezemolo-era Ferraris, the 456, 360s, 550s and 575s are close to, if not fully, depreciated, and maintenance costs are also less expensive. All this said, I've long opined that every enthusiast should own one Ferrari in their life. As my generation, the Baby Boomers, head into the sunset, I remember a quote about Ferrari ownership that I heard more than 40 years ago that inspired the purchase of my first Ferrari: “It's the nicest thing I ever did for me.” So if you need one, and have never had one, ignore everything you have just read, put one in your garage, and change your life. ♦ May 2011 53

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English Profile 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I Convertible Tiger values have been quietly strengthening—how could they not in the wake of the Cobra inflation? By Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1964-1966 Number produced 6,498 (plus 536 Mk II cars) Original list price: $3,425 SCM Valuation: $40,000-$50,000 Tune-up cost: $200 Distributor cap $30 Chassis #: On firewall Engine #: Where the starter bolts onto the block Club: Sunbeam Tiger Owners Club More: www.sunbeamtiger.co.uk Alternatives: Austin-Healeys with V8 engines 1959-64 Daimler SP250 1965-66 Ford Mustang 289 GT SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk II Lot 590, s/n B382001670LRXFE Condition 2 Sold at $51,840 I nspired by Carroll Shelby's success in shoehorning a Ford V8 into the AC Ace to create the Cobra, British carmaker Rootes asked Shelby to perform the same trick with its Sunbeam Alpine sports car. Ford's 260-ci V8 engine was chosen, and even though this had “only”160 horsepower on tap, its power was nearly double the output of the contemporary Alpine's 1.6-liter engine. Assembled by Jensen Motors and introduced in 1964, the Tiger featured a stronger gearbox and rear axle—plus rack-and-pinion steering. Vastly superior to its Alpine progenitor in performance terms, the Tiger stormed to 60 mph in under ten seconds and peaked at 117 mph. Sadly, the model was killed off by Rootes' new owner—Chrysler—shortly after the Tiger II was introduced in 1967. This example was delivered new on July 17, 1965, from A. S. Baird Ltd to a Mr. J. Dowling of Belfast, Northern Ireland (the original purchase invoice is on file). Also included in the file is an old-style logbook and a photocopy of the Swansea V5C registration document showing three previous owners, the last being a Ms. J Cochrane. Other documentation includes six old tax discs and three MoTs from Northern Ireland, the most recent of which was issued at 21,471 miles and expired on February 6, 2010. In the history file also are assorted press cuttings about the car in Northern Ireland; a factory-produced leaflet called The Tale of the Tiger; an AA road test re- 54 port on the Sunbeam Tiger; an original owner's service book; and a manufacturer's warranty book issued by the Rootes Group. Representing a rare opportunity to acquire one of these charismatic Anglo-American sports cars, 2290OZ comes with Swansea V5 document, MoT to June 2, 2010 (issued at 22,315 miles), and factory hard top. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 322, sold for $44,146, including buyer's premium, at Bonhams' RAF Museum sale in Hendon, North London, U.K., on Monday, April 11, 2011. In the land that begat them both, the Tiger has always been considered the “poor man's Cobra,” but while even the smaller-engined Cobras soar over the $450k mark, the best Tigers linger at only a tenth of that, which is still well under the price of the cheapest Cobra Mk IV continuation cars Autokraft built in the late 1980s. Why? They're not so fashionable, they're not so light, they have a reputation for overheating—and they can be confused for the lesser Alpine, if that sort of thing bothers you (frankly, I would be far more irritated by the “nice replica” comments if I owned a real Cobra). Tiger numbers are limited, of course, because of that Ford V8 that it shares with the Shelby Cobra. Actually, Carroll Shelby performed the first Alpine-Tiger conversion—the second was by Ken Miles, just to makes sure it could be easily replicated. Chrysler, which bought the Rootes Group—includ- Branson, Branson, MO, 9/10/10 SCM# 165992 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I Lot W145, s/n B9472281LRXFE Condition 2 Not sold at $34,000 Mecum, Indianapolis, IN, 5/19/10 SCM# 162736 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I Lot 725, s/n 382002284 Condition 2Sold at $23,004 Auctions America, Raleigh, NC, 12/4/09 SCM# 154456 Sports Car Market Photos: Bonhams

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SCM Digital Bonus ing Hillman and Sunbeam—in 1967, couldn't countenance using a rival's engine, so the Sunbeam Tiger ceased after just over 7,000 were made, including a total of 536 cars fitted with Ford 289-ci V8 engines. Re-engineering using Chrysler's own V8s would not have been possible, as the small-block's rear distributor would have interfered with the bulkhead, and the big-block just wouldn't fit. In any case, dealing with quirky little foreign sports cars built in tiny numbers by an even smaller outside contractor would have been under the radar of a huge corporation such as Chrysler. So the Sunbeam Tiger was deep-sixed. A well-fettled cat Our subject Tiger was an Irish car from new until it was acquired in recent years by a Middle Eastern collector, who was using this sale to thin out his brood. The Tiger looked restored but not overdone, with a nice, straight, rot-free body with slightly micro-blistered paint, correct but not concours-shiny engine bay and an original-looking interior that may or may not be factory. It also came with a Works hard top, which was not shown in the catalog but fitted for the sale, and Minilite-type wheels. At this range—at Hendon, all the cars are locked shut because the RAF Museum remains “live” to visitors—there's no way of telling whether it had the original 260-ci engine or a 289—or even a 302—as so many now have. But the quoted F-code engine number says it's a 260, and given that the motor is one of the longestlived parts of a Tiger—despite overheating problems—that's entirely believable. This car shouldn't have any mechanical worries because it's been through the hands of noted Northern Ireland Tiger fettler and racer Jackie Cochrane, who knows the type intimately—although he didn't restore this car. “I bought it four or five years ago, and it had been a one-owner car,” Cochrane said. “But we didn't touch it. The engine bay didn't look like a 30,000-mile car, more like a 100,000-mile car—grubby, with frayed hoses—so someone's tidied it up since. I bought another Tiger, so I sold it on through Mike Abbas of Lancashire, who found me a buyer, and I let it go for what I paid for it.” So, despite no hands-on input from “Mr. Tiger” of Northern Ireland, this was still a tidy car, and there was plenty of interest—with at least four bidders after it while it was still under the $30k mark (where it would have been an absolute steal, but it was never going to sell that low). As auctioneer Jamie Knight said: “Perfect for anyone who didn't get an Allard or a Dart,” (the previous lots) but this was so much more desirable than either of those cars. Tiger values have been quietly strengthening—how could they not, in the wake of the Cobra inflation, where even “continuation” Mk VI lightweight Cobras are now well over $150,000—helped by their eligibility for pre-1966 (FIA Appendix K) European motorsport. This sale represents a strong—but fair—price for a decent, usable car, and it accurately gauges where the market currently stands for these still-underpriced Anglo- American hybrids. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images, original sales brochure, and more... July 2011 55

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1953 Siata 208 CS Berlinetta Bare surfaces inside this car and the straight pipe exhaust made the interior a steel drum—which may have pounded the sale price a little downward by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1952–1954 Number produced: 15 (208CS Berlinetta) Original list price: $6,000 SCM Valuation $750,000–$900,000 Tune-up cost $400–$600 Distributor cap: $800 Chassis #: Stamped on firewall as well as on chassis plate Engine #: Stamped on cylinder block, distributor side on boss Club Info: None Alternatives: 1954 Maserati A6G2000 Coupe 1953 Fiat 8V Zagato 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900SZ SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: CS073 Engine number: 000026 I t was with the remarkable Daina series, launched in 1950, that Siata introduced their first in-house chassis. The timing was ripe for the company's fortunes when Fiat management made the decision to produce a limited number of high-end sports cars powered by an innovative, all-alloy V8 engine. With this power plant, Siata saw the opportunity to create a car that could be homologated for the prestigious twoliter class. The chassis was mated to a tuned 8V engine, a 5-speed gearbox, fully independent suspension and sensational, low-slung aluminum coachwork fabricated by Stabilimenti Farina. Boasting retractable headlamps, an exotic engine, competition-oriented cockpit and waist-high roofline, the first 208 CS stunned the crowds during its debut at the 1952 Turin Auto Salon. The Siata presented here, CS073, is one of just nine examples bodied by Balbo and one of only 15 208 CS models completed. Although the exact build date of this car is unknown, according to Fiat factory records the original engine, CS072, was invoiced to Siata on April 3, 1953. While little has been recorded of the Siata's earliest years, it is believed that the car arrived in the U.S. fairly early, as it was owned by Cornelius “Kim” McFadden of Philadelphia during the 1960s. During the summer of 1966, McFadden replaced the original Otto Vu engine with a Ford V8 in an effort to extract more performance. While he initially retained the original rear end, it was soon replaced with a more robust unit sourced from a Corvette. In 1986, the current owner discovered the rare Siata coupe. By that time, the car was in a state of general disrepair. Nevertheless, the original Balbo bodywork was intact, the tubular chassis was largely untouched 56 and many of the distinctive, original details were present. An agreement was struck and Jarl de Boer, the respected Italian car aficionado, collected and subsequently stored the car in California for its new owner. After 15 years spent gathering original components, an 8V engine (000026) and a genuine 8V gearbox were sourced through de Boer. In addition, a genuine—albeit incomplete—rear-end housing was found to complete the driveline. A comprehensive restoration was begun several years ago, largely the responsibility of David Tourlotte of Denver, CO. The jewel-like V8 was rebuilt and subtly upgraded with a modified oil supply, improved water pump and an electronic ignition system—in preparation for extensive road and rally use. Today, the Siata remains in excellent overall condition and would make a wonderful, dual-purpose sports car. SCM Analysis This car sold for $605,000, including buyer's premium, at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island auction on March 11, 2011, in Amelia Island, FL. Siata had been one of the earliest companies estab- lished to provide speed parts for Fiat cars—beginning a relationship in the 1920s. Through the decades to follow, with Fiat officially out of racing, Siata-modified privateers held the company banner high on the circuits and road courses of Italy. If you consider the relationship of Siata to Fiat in the same vein as AMG to Mercedes or Gordini to Renault, their role as a tuning company which turned to development explains the Siata 208CS in a different light. While other tuners entered the market, Siata held a place close to the heart of Fiat's managers. In several instances, the Turin giant adopted Siata-developed 1952 Siata 208CS Berlinetta Lot 234, s/n CS052 Condition 2- Not sold at $1,200,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/14/09 SCM# 142046 1952 Siata 208CS 2+2 Lot 229, s/n CS0572 Condition 1 Not sold at $330,000 Bonhams, Gstaad, CH, 12/19/07 SCM# 48117 1954 Siata 208CS Mexico Lot 49, s/n BS537 Condition 3+ Sold at $151,000 Christie's, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/16/98 SCM# 8657 Sports Car Market Photos: Scott Nidermaier © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company

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SCM Digital Bonus parts and cars for factory production, including an OHV head for the 508 and the streamlined CS Berlinetta Siata built for racing in the 1930s, showing the depth of the relationship. The fullest expression of that relationship was the Fiat 8V and Siata 208CS. Siata had begun to manufacture complete cars at the end of the 1940s, and with both Fiatand Crosley-powered cars made a mark in the under-1-liter categories. Siata worked closely with Fiat on engine and suspension development for the 8V, and as a result, a third of the 8V “groups”—a package consisting of the engine, gearbox and suspension—went to Siata to build cars under their own name. Those cars became the Siata 208CS. Drive to the track—and back home Our subject car illustrates a number of interesting points about GT class racing cars, their survival, restoration and use. In the day, cars such as this Siata could be driven to the track, raced, and driven back home or to the works. This is a strong part of their appeal to today's buyer, as they can be enjoyed on the long-distance vintage rally and tour events in a way that the pure—usually open—sports racing cars cannot. Who wants to spend upwards of $10k in entry fees and expenses to swelter, freeze or drown during a week-long vintage car event like the Colorado Grand or the California Mille in a raucous, straight-piped circuit wonder? Well, of course there are those hair shirt, flagellant types who do. And this car was restored for one of them. When these coupes were built, they were undoubtedly Spartan in their finishing. After all, weight is the enemy of speed, and just about every creature comfort one can imagine costs weight. Carpets, headlining, seat padding, inner door panels and soundproofing all come with a penalty which can cost minutes in competition. Spartan finish, Hades hammer With a catalog hammer price estimate of $650,000 to $850,000, our car was knocked down at $550,000—a hundred large south of the low side. The total sale price was $605,000 with the buyer's premium. It's interesting to compare this sale with a similar Siata at the August 2009 Bonhams Quail Lodge sale. An earlier Stabilimenti Farina-bodied coupe, chassis 052, was bid up to a $1.2m no-sale against a very aggressive $1.6-$1.9m estimate. Chassis 052 was the 1952 Turin show car, 1952 Works Mille Miglia entry and had an extensive recorded period race history through the mid-1950s, after which it was sold to the U.S. As was almost inevitable, the car lost its engine in the effort to extend its competition shelf life. Many years later, reunited with its original 8V powerplant, it was restored to a very high level in Europe. Chassis 052 was finished with full front mats, rear carpeting, door panels, and headliner. Our subject car here—according to both the catalog description and the excel- lent two-volume magnum opus OttoVu by Tony Adriaensens—has no known early history on or off the track. In addition, when it lost the 8V engine, the original was not retrieved when the time came for resurrection. Both cars spent a long period of conservatorship with the great “Etceterini” maestro Jarl de Boer, who spent decades sourcing mechanical components to allow them to be restored. Chassis 073, the car sold by Gooding, also was re- stored to a very high standard. However, it was built to what might have been its initial trim as a racing car. Other than the minimal padding on the close-fitting shaped leather chairs and thin rubber mats on the floor, no other concession to civilization was made. The bare surfaces inside our subject Siata, combined with the seemingly straight pipe exhaust, made the interior a very effective steel drum. It was loud outside and even louder inside. It was missing some details, including the interior door release strap, and it rode on four alloy-rimmed wire wheels with a steel rim spare. Nevertheless, the paint was very well done, the panel fit was excellent and the car presented itself quite well. For running the Mille Miglia in 1953, it might have been preferable to save every kilogram of weight, but for surviving the 2011 Copper State 1000 or the New England 1000, most would not turn their noses up at a bit of creature comfort. I think that lack of creature comfort held the price of this car down. Further, as stated in the catalog, the consignor had not used the car much since the completion of the restoration. The effect of this was seen in a drive Publisher Martin was able to take in the car during the preview. (I had the opportunity to drive this car at the auction for a segment of “What's My Car Worth,” and found it to still need some work, which may also have held the price down. It idled poorly, the tach read at least 2,000 rpm high and the brakes were suspect. In sum, it just didn't feel like a “sorted” car.—KM) Fortunately for the lucky buyer, the seller had set a very reasonable reserve which, in my opinion, leaves plenty of dollars available for refinement and sorting. I'll put this one squarely in the well—if noisily—bought column.♦ (Vehicle description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... July 2011 57

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German Profile 1987 Porsche 928 S4 With just ordinary luck, this buyer has 100,000 miles of terrific grand touring coming his way for Toyota Camry money by Prescott Kelly Details Years produced: 1978–1995 Number produced: 5,403 cars in 1987 Original price: Base price was $61,970 in 1987 SCM Valuation: $11,300–$13,500 Tune-up cost (including wires): $1,050 Distributor cap: $138 at $69 each for two Chassis #: Passenger fender center lip under hood Engine #: On small flat boss, front top right of engine Club: Porsche Club of America, P.O. Box 6400, Columbia, MD 21045, 410-3810911. An active 928 technical area is led by John Veninger (see Seat Time) More:www.pca.org Alternatives: 1985-87 BMW 635 1974-80 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 1990-94 Corvette ZR-1 SCM Investment Grade: D Comps 1986 Porsche 928 S Lot 1, s/n 584602 Condition 3 Sold at $3,548 H&H Auctions, Warwickshire, U.K., 2/26/11 SCM# 171577 T his is a stunning, classic Porsche 928 S4. Grand Prix White over mahogany leather with less than 49,900 miles. This Florida-owned Porsche is being sold with the original window sticker and owner's packet. This car has lived a pampered life and everywhere you look that is evident. The car has a 5-liter V8 engine with 4-speed automatic transmission and options, including power steering, seats, windows and sunroof. The 928 S was one of the fastest production cars sold in North America in 1985-87. This Porsche is a piece of sports car history that the next owner can enjoy and appreciate for many years to come. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 19.2, sold for $22,000, including buyer's premium, at Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach, FL, auction on April 7, 2011. When was a Porsche not a Porsche? Perhaps when it was a 914/4 built by Volkswagen. Perhaps when it was a 924 built with an Audi engine in a former NSU plant owned by Audi. What then about a Porsche sometimes referred to—unflatteringly—as the German 58 Thunderbird? That's easy: The 928. However, in the end it was a real Porsche and a terrific automobile— even if it was not in the expected Porsche norm and was ultimately a failure in replacing the iconic 911. In the early 1970s, Porsche engineers felt that advancing government restrictions concerning crash standards, exhaust emissions, and noise levels would challenge the 911 past all reason. They were also worried about building a rear-engine car, given Ralph Nader's successful onslaught on the Corvair. First, the good news So Porsche's first non-family member managing director, Ernst Fuhrmann, led the charge for the new 928. Porsche designed what it believed would be the world's best-performing, most comfortable sports car. The result was a tour de force: a front-placed 4.5liter aluminum V8 with dual overhead camshafts and fuel injection; an alloy-housed rear transaxle with a five-speed stick or three-speed automatic (sourced from Mercedes); a sophisticated, capable suspension; Porsche's first power steering; generous interior space; and an attractive, aerodynamically efficient exterior. 1986 Porsche 928 S Lot F73, s/n WPOJB0929GS860531 Condition 3Sold at $8,250 Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 12/4/09 SCM# 153208 1986 Porsche 928 S Lot E17, s/n WP0JB0923GS860640 Condition 4+ Not sold at $2,500 Carlisle Events, Carlisle, PA, 10/1/09 SCM# 143174 Sports Car Market Photos: Barrett-Jackson

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SCM Digital Bonus At its introduction in January 1977 as a 1978 model, the new 928 was well received by the automotive press. It was lauded for its seamless power, excellent road manners, comfort, spaciousness, and noise suppression. To the surprise of the industry, the 928 was the first sports car ever to be voted Europe's “Car of the Year.” Brock Yates, Car and Driver editor, was effusive: “Uncomfortable as I might be about selecting an automobile that costs nearly $30,000 . . . the Porsche 928 remains a towering achievement. . . One can rhapsodize about the car's torque range or its splendid suspension or its silky five-speed or its spellbinding shape, but its essence lies not in isolated elements but rather in the harmony in which those elements have been combined.” And now the bad news But there was a back story. As the 928 was being developed, it grew in size and weight, so that its competitors were not sports cars, but rather touring cars like the BMW 6-series, the Mercedes 450SL, and the Jaguar XJS. Later, Ferry Porsche decided that the 928 had not met its initial goal of succeeding the 911, which, combined with persistently sluggish 928 sales, never more than 5,600 a year—presaged Fuhrmann's departure from Porsche. Over the next 15 years, Porsche continually upgraded the 928. In 1980 and 1981, Porsche added the 928 S model, with a bigger engine, more horsepower, and a rear lip spoiler. In mid-year 1983, the car adopted a new 4-speed Mercedes automatic. In 1984, Bosch ABS was added. For 1985, the 928 S was pushed out to 5 liters, adopted new four-cam heads with four valves per cylinder, a BorgWarner synchronized manual gearbox, revised seats, and a new model designation: 928 S 32. For 1987, the renamed 928 S4 had a new intake manifold, revised heads, piston-bottom oil squirters, and a rear wing. In 1989-90, a GT model was added with 330 horsepower, LSD standard, air bags, and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Porsche had been working on various facelifts for the 928, but in late 1989, the Board voted to suspend all that work except for a larger engine. 1993 saw the advent of that 5.4-liter engine in the GTS, which also sported 17-inch wheels and wider rear bodywork. Meanwhile, unit sales dropped steadily to under a thousand per year— and only hundreds of the GT and GTS cars. And the car now cost over $100,000 (in Europe) in GTS form. In the sweet spot Our subject car is a 1987 928 S4, which is the “sweet spot” for used 928s. The 1989-1995 GT and GTS models are revered, but they are also expensive, with prices for high-quality examples between $45,000 and $65,000. The 5.0-liter S4s are better values. At 50,000 miles, our car is a driver. With one long-term owner, it reportedly was well maintained. One would want to see the paperwork. The timing belt, its bushings and bearings, and the tensioner are critical. Gremlins left to percolate in the electrics or running gear quickly get expensive—or very expensive. It is best to take luck out of the equation and insist on thorough records and have an expert in 928s evaluate the car. The body, interior, and engine bay appear tidy. The color combination is a good one. The factory wheels were chromed somewhere back up the line, and the aftermarket tailpipe is a tipoff to a rear muffler bypass, which enhanced these cars' V8 rumble. My 928 buddies like this car in the high teens. At $22,000 with the buyer's commission, we'll call the sale a fair deal all around—if the paperwork supports good maintenance and assuming a not-hit, original-paint body. I realize this price was far over the SCM Price Guide top number of $13,500. But as in so many cases with exotic cars that are now selling cheap, I advocate spending more to get a better car. Your real bargain will come with the work you don't have to do. With just ordinary luck, this buyer has 100,000 miles of terrific grand touring coming his way for Toyota Camry money. ♦ (Introductory description Jackson.) Seat Time John Veninger, Hewitt, NJ: I like that my 1990 GT street car is rare and that its design is timeless. I also love driving it long distances. I drove it 14 hours to Kansas City and it was very comfortable, not at all tiring. It also has the 5-speed manual gearbox that I love. When I am asked what 928 to buy, I always recommend the newest affordable car. GTs are expensive, so I aim people to the 1989 S4, with the new updated dashboard and a great gearbox. Always buy the best-maintained car you can find. Key problem spots are timing belts. Porsche recommends 60,000 miles, but reality is four to five years or 45,000-miles, whichever happens first—along with all bushings and bearings—and always rebuild the tensioner. Ongoing maintenance is mostly tune-ups, but they last for 35,000–40,000 miles. I recommend budgeting $1,500–$2,000 a year for maintenance, which also covers little things that break. And always use only mechanics trained on 928s. SCM Digital Bonus. Additional Seat Times, images and more... July 2011 59 courtesy of Barrett

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American Car Collector Profile Two 1970 Dodge Super Bees Two desirable, similar examples of Mopar Muscle crossed the block at the same auction, but which one was the Bee's Knees of a deal? by Dale Novak Details Year produced: 1970 Number produced: 15,506 Number produced with 440 Six Pack: 1,268 Original list price: $3,074 SCM Valuation: $44,000–$64,700 (+1525% for 4-Speed) Tune-up cost: $300 (with Six Pack) Distributor cap: $25 Chassis #: Driver side dash under windshield Engine #: Passenger side of block by oil pan Club: www.moparnats.org More: www.superbeeregistry.com Alternatives: 1968-71 Plymouth Road Runner 1968-70 Dodge Coronet R/T 1970 Dodge Charger SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Lot 356.2 1970 Dodge Super Bee Lot 139, s/n WM21V0G145036 Condition 3+ Sold at $38,500 Worldwide, Seabrook, TX, 5/1/10 SCM# 162658 1970 Dodge Super Bee, Lot 356.2 VIN: WM21V0G145036 T 60 his is a matching-numbers “V” Code car. This beautiful car only has 85,000 original miles. The exterior and interior are in great condition. This car has been restored to its original color of Top Banana. The body is very straight with good gaps. Chrome front and rear bumper are beautiful. The underside is exceptionally clean with no surface rust showing on any of the components, including the exhaust system, which has been upgraded to stainless steel. This Super Bee has a 440-ci Six Pack engine rated at 390 horsepower. The car is fitted with a TorqueFlite automatic transmission, torsion bar front suspension with spring rear and 4-wheel power drum brakes. The interior is all stock with the exception of an aftermarket water temperature gauge and the factory tach has been replaced with an Autometer unit. Options coded, based on the data plate, include variable speed wipers, hood tie down pins, tachometer, fresh air hood intake, Music Master AM radio and dress-up package. Seatbelts have also been installed for modern safety. This Bee is a head turner and ready to be driven home. 1970 Dodge Super Bee, Lot 640.1 VIN: WM21V0G257900 This a real “V” Code 440 Six Pack, with matching- numbers engine, pistol-grip 4-speed transmission, DANA 60 rear axle, go wing, factory tachometer and gauges, Polyglas tires, heavy duty cooling. All original sheet metal and original Fender Tag. Refinished in its rare original color of Plum Crazy purple with black transverse strip. Very few Six Pack 4-speed Super Bees were produced. SCM Analysis Lot 356.2, a 1970 Dodge Super Bee, sold for $48,400, including buyer's premium. Lot 640.1, sold for $42,900, including buyer's premium. Both cars sold at Barrett-Jackson's 2011 Palm Beach auction. Don't worry, bee happy. What could be more fun than for a muscle car guy than to dissect a few bees—Dodge Super Bees—that is. At the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach sale on April 7-9, 2011, two somewhat rare—but always desirable—1970 Dodge Super Bees paused momentarily for their moment on the brightly illuminated auction block. The cars 1969 Dodge Super Bee Lot 640.1, s/n WM23M9A270693 Condition 2Sold at $78,100 Barrett-Jackson, West Palm Beach, FL, 3/27/08 SCM# 116124 1969 Dodge Super Bee Lot SP140, s/n WM23M9A301690 Condition 1- Not sold at $85,000 RM Auctions, Toronto, CN, 10/24/08 SCM# 118496 Sports Car Market Photos: Barrett-Jackson

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SCM Digital Bonus hammered home for two relatively close results, with one selling for $48,400 and the other for $42,900. Was one a better buy than the other? Did both deserve nearidentical amounts? Was one more desirable than the other? The very first part of this equa- tion is to take a look at the model itself. I've owned my fair share of Bees (all us Mopar guys just call them Bees)—albeit 1969s—so I know the cars well. They handle like a refrigerator on a skateboard, have fairly utilitarian interiors and the 4-speed models shift like a Mack truck. Other than that, they are fun cars to own. In 1970, the Super Bee was of- fered as a pillared coupe or a hard top and came with three engine choices. Buyers could check the box for a 383, 440+6 or the thundering 426 Hemi. For our subject cars, we are speaking about the highly coveted “V” code model, which denotes the 440 Six Pack engine, (440-ci engine with 3 deuces up top). The Six Pack package put out 390 horses rather than 375 when running with a single 4-barrel (which was not available on the Super Bee). Considering the Hemi engine only ratcheted up the ponies to 425, the cost-per- horsepower was disproportional, so a total of 1,268 Super Bee V-Codes were ordered in 1970 versus 42 with the Hemi. Production numbers are for all V-Code Super Bees combined including hardtops and coupes. Total Super Bee production came to 15,506 units, so the V-Code option represents just over 8% of production. The Top Banana Let's take a close look at our first subject car, Lot #356.2, a Top Banana V-Code coupe that hammered home for $48,400. This car was last seen at the Worldwide Group, Seabrook TX, sale on May 1, 2010, where it sold for $38,500 (SCM# 162658). This car was claimed to have the original engine and 85,000 miles from new. Barrett-Jackson is very picky about mileage claims, so we can assume that the miles are accurate and documented. This car was built with the sturdy TorqueFlite automatic transmission, 4-wheel drum brakes, a stock bench seat interior with the Rally gauge dash and the N-96 “Ramcharger” fresh air intake system. The exterior is finished in Top Banana yellow with a black C stripe. Overall, a very desirable Bee, Lot 640.1 which is great news. The not-so-great news is a bench seat with an auto- matic on the column configuration. Yes, it was built that way, so I commend the owner for not altering it, but it still knocks on the Mopar value-o-meter, and we must look at all aspects of the car. We also see no mention of any supporting documentation, such as a build sheet, owner records, or Galen Govier documentation. When you add it all up, we have a well-done, genuine V-Code, 440 Six Pack 1970 Super Bee in a desirable color that presents well and will always have a rock-solid market—provided that most of the buyers remain on the grass side of the turf for many years to come. The Plum Crazy Our second subject car is Lot #640.1, which sold for $42,900 including the buyer's premium. This car was also last seen at Mecum's Indianapolis, IN, sale on May 19, 2010 as a no-sale with a high bid of $55,000 (SCM# 163744). This Super Bee 440 Six Pack coupe was dressed out in Plum Crazy purple over black, another desirable color combination. It was running the original, numbers-matching engine, but more importantly, that power plant is mated to a coveted 4-speed with a PistolGrip shifter. The car was also built with the nearly indestructible Dana 60 rear axle and a factory Go-Wing fastened to the trunk deck. This was also another bench seat Plain Jane interior Bee, which is identical to our comparison car. The car also has a Tuff Wheel installed and a transverse Bumble-Bee stripe. Both cars claim to have their original factory in- stalled fender tag, which is vital to decode the DNA of both cars. On the downside, our second subject car also ap- pears to lack a build sheet, past owner or factory documentation and Galen paperwork. A pillared coupe will always be less desirable than a hard top model, even though more hard tops were built than coupes. The only other item to really speak of is the bench seat, but for comparison purposes, both cars are identical, so we can simply zero out each car in that regard. SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... July 2011 61

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American Car Collector Profile All Bees are not created equal Muscle cars values are tied to performance, styling, originality, rarity, options, documentation—and, of course, provenance. Color plays a key role as well—as it does with any collectible car. Most guys looking for a real muscle car will seek out one with a big-block engine, a 4-speed transmission and bucket seats. One that will “get sideways” at 30 mph is a nice plus. All the other options take a back seat in most cases. If an automatic transmission is on the wish-list, most fellows would prefer a floor-mounted console shift. Our two Bees are both very nice, desirable cars, so let's start with that. Solely by the condition, the Plum Crazy Bee appears to be a fresher restoration and is also riding on Polyglas tires, which makes for a more vintage presentation. As I mentioned before, both cars are numbers-matching and have a bench seat, so they are equal in that regard. A tale of two Bees Let's take a look at the differences between the two cars, which will help us break down the sale results with more clarity and purpose: • The Plum Crazy car is a three-pedal model with the A833 4-speed transmission while the Top Banana Bee is set up with a TorqueFlite automatic transmission on the column. Plum Crazy wins. • The Top Banana Bee is factory built with the intimidating Ramcharger fresh air hood, while the Plum Crazy Bee is fitted with the stock Power Bulge hood. Top Banana wins. • The Top Banana Bee is documented to have 85,000 original miles, the C stripe and is finished in a great color. The Plum Crazy Bee has unknown mileage and a transverse Bumble Bee stripe and is also finished in a great color. Both cars appear to be restored. Tie. • The Top Banana Bee is a factory coupe, and so is the Plum Crazy Bee. Tie. • The Top Banana Bee was built with an automatic transmission in a coupe configuration. The Plum Crazy Bee is one of 109 4-speeds built in the coupe configuration. Plum Crazy wins. Nobody got stung Looking at each car objectively is the best way to dissect the final sales result. Both cars look to be in fine condition, although the Plum Crazy Super Bee appears to be a more recent restoration and could even creep into solid 2+ condition territory. Condition plays a vital role in establishing value but, for the purpose of our analysis, SCM Digital Bonus I am going to assume that both cars are in closely comparable condition. By the books, both cars were fairly bought. Considering that almost any nicely restored 440 Six Pack Mopar had been pulling numbers north of $60,000 in the past, we might even conclude that both cars were well bought. That's great news, as we can safely say that neither buyer got stung. The Top Banana Super Bee ran on Friday, April 8, 2011 at no reserve—and was the first 440+6 Super Bee to cross the block. Being the first car of a particular make and model to be sold at an auction can, on occasion, have its perks. That can especially be the case in a no-reserve format, as the bidders have no benchmark as to what the market might bring. In this case, I believe that buyers assumed that the Plum Crazy 4-speed would do far better, especially given its elevated Saturday (April 9, 2011) time to cross the block. That certainly makes for a logical approach, as I would have come to the same conclusion. That said, you still need to put your own number on a car and fiercely stick to it—regardless of how the car bids on the block. For an automatic-on-the-column Super Bee, this was about as much as I'd like to pay, but I'd still consider this a fair deal for both the buyer and the seller with a nod towards the well-sold camp. Let's move on to the Plum Crazy 4-speed model. Generally speaking, a 4-speed will increase the value of just about any muscle car by 15%-25%, depending on the make and model. In the case of a V-Code Super Bee, I think we can easily add an additional 20% over a 727 TorqueFlite model. Although the Plum Crazy is a less desirable coupe, the total number built at one of only 109 with the A833 manual transmission trumps any negative value impact that might be bestowed for having a metal pillar between two windows (which I find to be rather silly anyhow). A honey of a deal The best deal here, by a Bumble-Bee size margin, goes to our Plum Crazy Super Bee. The 4-speed, desirable color, well-done restoration and lower production number adds up to a larger-size hive. The only lacking elements that would have made the deal buzz louder would to have seen it equipped with the Ramcharger hood and bucket seats. Perhaps there were only two real Super Bee buyers in the room all weekend, with one of them swatting the Top Banana car when it came up for grabs and walking away feeling swell about acquiring a nice Super Bee with the desirable 440 Six Pack. Or, it could have been a buyer that simply wanted that car for no other reason than, well, he wanted it. In conclusion, I would consider the Top Banana Bee to be a fair deal for both the buyer and seller. No harm was done, and the new owner should have no regrets— as long as he was specifically looking for one with an automatic transmission or one in that specific color. The Plum Crazy car was simply a plum-crazy great deal, as this car could easily have pollinated another $10,000 and still been a good buy. No wonder so many guys swarmed around the car after it rolled off the block. Puns aside, it was a super deal on a Super Bee (I couldn't help getting one more super in). ♦ (Introductory description Jackson.) 62 Sports Car Market courtesy of Barrett

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Race Car Profile 1961 Elder-Crawford Indy Roadster The engine is a fearful thing, 255 cubic inches of thundering, methanoldrinking, heat-generating horsepower about four inches from your ankles by Thor Thorson Details Years built: 1961 Number built: 2 Original list price: unknown SCM Valuation:$150,000–$400,000 Cost per hour to race: $2,000 Chassis #: N/A Engine #: N/A Club: Historic Champ/Indy Association More: www.vintageovalracing.com Alternatives: Indianapolis 500 Roadsters from the 1950s and early 1960s, such as Kurtis 500s, Watson Indy Cars and Epperly Specials SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1954 Watson Indy 500 Bob Estes Special Lot 30, s/n none Condition 2- Not sold at $300,000 F ront-engined roadsters were a feature of the Indianapolis 500 from 1921 to 1963. Especially constructed for the 150-plus mph oval track, they attracted the best racing engineers that America had to offer, including Harry Miller, Fred Offenhauser, Frank Kurtis and A. J. Watson. Few Indy 500 roadsters survive in unmodified form, mainly because of the nature of racing, as cars are altered and upgraded over the course of many seasons—or simply irreparably damaged. As such, an unmodified car, with full history and celebrity ownership, seldom comes to market. The preeminent automotive journalist Brock Yates researched this car in detail. It is one of two built in 1960–61 by Edgar Elder in El Monte, CA. The car was commissioned by Ray Crawford, a Pasadena supermarket owner. For 1961, Elder built two new cars, with Offenhauser/Meyer Drake engines and considerable use of titanium, including front spindles, front axle, front and rear hubs, torsion arms, Watts linkage, and knockoff hubs. With Offy engine #212, this car was delivered to Crawford in 1961, painted in yellow and black for McCullough chain saw sponsorship and sent to Indy as number 94. But driver Cliff Griffith could not qualify. It reappeared at Milwaukee on June 4, 1961 at a 100-mile USAC race, where it was driven by Bill Cheesbourg, finished 13th and then won the 20-lap consolation event. Owner Crawford drove it at the Phoenix one-mile dirt oval on November 19, but he crashed. For 1962, the car was repainted red as the number 96 “Meguiar's Mirror-Glaze Special” and returned to Indy. 64 Crawford failed to qualify, so Bob Veith took over the car and started in 19th place. But a cam drive failed on lap 14 and the car was retired. Entered in 1963 as the number 47 McCullough Special, it qualified at 147.62 mph but was bumped from the field. This was the car's last appearance at Indy. Back at Milwaukee on June 9, Michigan veteran Al Miller qualified 11th and brushed the wall. The car went back to Elder's shop for repairs, then Bill Cantrell drove it in the Sacramento 100-mile dirt race, finishing 14th. Crawford made one last attempt at Phoenix in November. At this point the car spent about six years in a glass case outside of one of Crawford's supermarkets, minus its engine. Offered for sale in a classified ad for $6,500,it passed through several collectors until 1977, when it wound up with Mel Barlow. Barlow had bought Offy #174 and the engine was installed in the restored ElderCrawford car. In the summer of 1981, Barlow's friend Bill Cox fired it up for a blast down an airstrip. It was then parked for 23 years in Barlow's collection until Brock Yates bought it Indy 500 drivers, has complete provenance and retains its unique titanium parts and a correct Offy motor. Best of all, it was never butchered or modified and can claim genuine Indy history for three consecutive years. in 2004. The Elder-Crawford roadster was turned over to noted restorer Joe Fiore of Southbury, CT, and re-commissioned in its number 96 red Meguiar's livery. All told, the Mirror Glaze Special was driven by nine Worldwide, Auburn, IN, 9/2/10 SCM# 166334 1960 Watson Indy Roadster Lot 234, s/n none Condition 1 Sold at $495,000 RM Auctions, Tustin, CA, 6/14/08 SCM# 116985 1957 Kurtis-Offenhauser KK 500 G2 Lot 150, s/n none Condition 3 Sold at $165,000 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/13/04 SCM# 32704 Sports Car Market Photos: Stephen Rossini © Courtesy of RM Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus SCM Analysis This car, Lot 183, sold for $181,500, including buyer's premium, at the RM Amelia Island auction, March 12, 2011. Somewhere in their time in the hobby, all serious vintage racing car enthusiasts need to spend some time with a classic Indy Roadster. Roadsters are a curious combination of almost agricultural concepts and extremely sophisticated execution. The basic design of the late cars is longer and lower, but past that Indy Roadsters were almost unchanged from what Wilbur Shaw drove before the great war: A tubular box frame with a beam front axle and a spool live rear axle with a monster 4-cylinder Offenhauser engine driving through a two-speed gearbox. The offset engine came along in the 1950s, and it moved the engine to the left side of the chassis to counter the centrifugal weight shift in a car that always turns the same way. Streamlining moved the driver down out of the wind, but in a racing world that by 1960 had mid-engined Grand Prix cars, these things appear mind-numbingly simple. The devil is in the details, though, and if you look carefully there is some very careful engineering to optimize the cars to do one thing well: drive very fast around a smooth, banked 2.5-mile oval for 500 miles once a year. Shake, quake and bake In all of vintage and historic racing I don't think that there is a more intimidat- ing experience than driving a classic Indy Roadster at speed. The seating position is generally terrible; you are folded into the right side of the cockpit with a transmission and drive shaft at your left side, a truck steering wheel in your lap and immense rear wheels looming behind your shoulders. The engine is a fearful thing, 255 cubic inches of thundering, methanol-drinking, heat-generating horsepower about four inches from your ankles. And these things shake—not vibrate—shake. The technically minded among you know that in-line 4- cylinder engines have an inherent vibration component, and that two liters is pretty much as big as you can get without modern balance shafts to make them smooth, two and a half even with them. The Offy is a 4.2-liter four without anything, and it is hard-mounted into the chassis to boot. It's hard to even focus your eyes when an Offy is on song; it shakes that bad. Lets sum it up: You're uncomfortable, you've got over 400 horsepower in a maybe 1,500-pound car, the noise is deafening, the heat overwhelming, the steering heavy and the suspension almost nonexistent. Now try driving a 145 mph lap (or 200 of them) at Indy. Oh, yeah, they also sometimes drove these things on one-mile dirt ovals as well; we're talking serious masculinity here. Iconic monsters from another age l Bonus SCM Analysis This car, Lot 183, sold for $181,500, in- cluding buyer's premium, at the RM Amelia Island auction, March 12, 2011. Somewhere in the al Bonus SCM Analysis This car, Lot 183, sold for $181,500, in- cluding buyer's premium, at the RM Amelia Island auction, March 12, 2011. Somewhere in their time in the hobby, all serious vintage racing car enthusiasts need to spend some time with a clas- sic Indy Roadster. Roadsters are a curious combination of almost agricultural concepts and extremely sophisticated execution. The basic design of the late cars is longer and lower, but past that Indy Roadsters were almost unchanged from what Wilbur Shaw drove before the great war: A tubular box frame with a beam front axle and a spool live rear axle with a monster 4-cylinder Offenhauser engine driving through a two-speed gearbox. The offset engine came along in the 1950s, and it moved the engine to the left side of the chassis to counter the cen- trifugal weight shift in a car that always turns the same way. Streamlining moved the driver down out of the wind, but in a racing world that by 1960 had mid-engined Grand Prix cars, these things appear mind-numbingly simple. The devil is in the details, though, and if you look carefully there is some very careful engineering to optimize the cars to do one thing well: drive very fast around a smooth, banked 2.5-mile oval for 500 miles once a year. Shake, quake and bake In all of vintage and historic racing I don't think that there is a more intimidat- ing experience than driving a classic Indy Roadster at speed. The seating position is generally terrible; you are folded into the right side of the cockpit with a transmission and drive shaft at your left side, a truck steering wheel in your lap and immense rear wheels looming behind your shoulders. The engine is a fearful thing, 255 cubic inches of thundering, methanol-drinking, heat-generating horsepower about four inches from your ankles. And these things shake—not vibrate—shake. The technically minded among you know that in-line 4- cylinder engines have an inherent vibration component, and that two liters is pretty much as big as you can get without modern balance shafts to make them smooth, two and a half even with them. The Offy is a 4.2-liter four without any- thing, and it is hard-mounted into the chassis to boot. It's hard to even focus your eyes when an Offy is on song; it shakes that bad. Lets sum it up: You're uncomfortable, you've got over 400 horsepower in a maybe 1,500-pound car, the noise is deafening, the heat overwhelming, the steering heavy and the suspension almost nonexistent. Now try driving a 145 mph lap (or 200 of them) at Indy. Oh, yeah, they also sometimes drove these things on one-mile dirt ovals as well; we're talking serious masculinity here. Iconic monsters from another age champagne champagne stuff. They are a reflection of America in the 1950s: big, brash, self-confident, and insular, muscular rather than sophisticated—and perfectly happy to stay with what worked rather than question the assumptions. They're about as iconic as it's possible to get, and they're nostalgic symbols of that heady, simple time after we'd almost singlehandedly won the big war and before the complexities of a globalized world ruined the buzz. As such, classic Indy Roadsters are extremely col- lectible cars. They appeal equally to Walter Mitty dentists from Fort Wayne and big-time collectors. The problem is that, as you've probably figured out from what I've already said, they are very difficult and demanding to actually drive. There is an association and a number of events every year where the Roadsters can go and run moderately sedate laps, but in the real world almost none of them ever get driven. They are owned and traded as static displays, glit- tering artifacts to complement a collection. The lack of effective usability limits the value of cars like this, with the primary determinants being name, history, and completeness. All Indy Roadsters were built by tiny shops in limited numbers, but names like Watson and Kurtis carry more cachet than one- or two-off specials. me drivers and podium histories make valuable than ones that filled out the ids. Our subject car sold at the bottom the normal range for Indy Roadsters, nd I would suggest it was for all the ght reasons. It is certainly handsome nd beautifully presented (looking at e photographs, I'd guess it was never en started, much less driven, since the storation), but the constructor is an nknown and it never had any success n its day, so there's no history or parcular iconography involved. The Elder-Crawford is sort of your ase-model Indy Roadster; it had all e essentials but none of the extras that ight excite the bidding. I'd say it was ppropriately bought and sold, and is n excellent component of a good colction. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of M Auctions.) dditional images and more... M Digital Bonus SCM Analysis This car, Lot 183, sold for $181,500, in- cluding buyer's premium, at the RM Amelia Island auction, March 12, 2011. Somewhere in their time in the hobby, all serious vintage racing car enthusiasts need to spend some time with a clas- sic Indy Roadster. Roadsters are a curious combination of almost agricultural concepts and extremely sophisticated execution. The basic design of the late cars is longer and lower, but past that Indy Roadsters were almost unchanged from what Wilbur Shaw drove before the great war: A tubular box frame with a beam front axle and a spool live rear axle with a monster 4-cylinder Offenhauser engine driving through a two-speed gearbox. The offset engine came along in the 1950s, and it moved the engine to the left side of the chassis to counter the cen- trifugal weight shift in a car that always turns the same way. Streamlining moved the driver down out of the wind, but in a racing world that by 1960 had mid-engined Grand Prix cars, these things appear mind-numbingly simple. The devil is in the details, though, and if you look carefully there is some very careful engineering to optimize the cars to do one thing well: drive very fast around a smooth, banked 2.5-mile oval for 500 miles once a year. Shake, quake and bake In all of vintage and historic racing I don't think that there is a more intimidat- ing experience than driving a classic Indy Roadster at speed. The seating position is generally terrible; you are folded into the right side of the cockpit with a transmission and drive shaft at your left side, a truck steering wheel in your lap and immense rear wheels looming behind your shoulders. The engine is a fearful thing, 255 cubic inches of thundering, methanol-drinking, heat-generating horsepower about four inches from your ankles. And these things shake—not vibrate—shake. The technically minded among you know that in-line 4- cylinder engines have an inherent vibration component, and that two liters is pretty much as big as you can get without modern balance shafts to make them smooth, two and a half even with them. The Offy is a 4.2-liter four without any- thing, and it is hard-mounted into the chassis to boot. It's hard to even focus your eyes when an Offy is on song; it shakes that bad. Lets sum it up: You're uncomfortable, you've got over 400 horsepower in a maybe 1,500-pound car, the noise is deafening, the heat overwhelming, the steering heavy and the suspension almost nonexistent. Now try driving a 145 mph lap (or 200 of them) at Indy. Oh, yeah, they also sometimes drove these things on one-mile dirt ovals as well; we're talking serious masculinity here. Iconic monsters from another age champagne stuff. They are a reflection of America in the 1950s: big, brash, self-confident, and insular, muscular rather than sophisticated—and perfectly happy to stay with what worked rather than question the assumptions. They're about as iconic as it's possible to get, and they're nostalgic symbols of that heady, simple time after we'd almost singlehandedly won the big war and before the complexities of a globalized world ruined the buzz. As such, classic Indy Roadsters are extremely col- lectible cars. They appeal equally to Walter Mitty den- tists from Fort Wayne and big-time collectors. The problem is that, as you've probably figured out from what I've already said, they are very difficult and demanding to actually drive. There is an association and a number of events every year where the Roadsters can go and run moderately sedate laps, but in the real world almost none of them ever get driven. They are owned and traded as static displays, glit- tering artifacts to complement a collection. The lack of effective usability limits the value of cars like this, with the primary determinants being name, history, and completeness. All Indy Roadsters were built by tiny shops in limited numbers, but names like Watson and Kurtis carry more cachet than one- or two-off specials. me drivers and podium histories make valuable than ones that filled out the ids. Our subject car sold at the bottom the normal range for Indy Roadsters, nd I would suggest it was for all the ght reasons. It is certainly handsome nd beautifully presented (looking at e photographs, I'd guess it was never en started, much less driven, since the storation), but the constructor is an nknown and it never had any success n its day, so there's no history or par- cular iconography involved. The Elder-Crawford is sort of your ase-model Indy Roadster; it had all e essentials but none of the extras that ight excite the bidding. I'd say it was ppropriately bought and sold, and is n excellent component of a good col- ction. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of M Auctions.) dditional images and more... 65 65

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Market Reports Overview Five Spring Auctions Total $31m General trends again pointed toward growth in the market this spring, but it wasn't true for every auction by Jim Pickering S pring is traditionally a great time to be in the market for a collector car, or to be selling one. With winter starting to wear off and the summer months right around the corner, this is time of year when both buyers and sellers tend to be chomping at the bit to get into the cars they've been thinking about since last September. So with that in mind, it was no surprise to see quite a few sales in March and April meet or exceed last year's numbers. However, some events did have a harder time maintaining their momentum, showing that the market, at least for now, continues to deal with some hesitancy among both buyers and sellers. Here, in the order that they occurred, is a rundown of events from mid-March through the end of April. Mecum's annual Kansas City sale was pushed forward nearly a month this year, taking place during the second week in March. Senior Auction Analyst B. Mitchell Carlson was on site, noting a good variety of consignments as well as a healthy number of bidders. At the end of the weekend, 330 lots sold for just under $7m, compared to last year's $6.7m for just two fewer cars. The high sale of the event was a Bloomington Gold Benchmark-certified 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 396/425 convertible at $199,280, followed by a 2006 Ford GT in black that made $166,950. Barrett-Jackson's annual Palm Beach sale in early April headed in a new direction this year, with the company offering reserves on select lots with estimated values of over $50k each. Auction Analyst Dale Novak was there to watch both reserve and no-reserve consignments cross the block, noting 378 of 432 lots sold for nearly $16m, a $4m drop from last year. But with fewer cars selling, the average sale price per car stayed relatively level, at $42k versus 2010's $43k. 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 66 Sales Totals Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO Branson, Branson, MO Auctions America, Carlisle, PA Bonhams, Hendon, UK $2,727,594 $2,328,018 Held the same weekend as Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach event, the Spring Branson Auction drew 271 consignments, and Senior Analyst Carlson watched as 143 of them sold for a combined total of $3.2m. And much like Palm Beach, the Branson event also saw a dip in totals from last year's $3.6m result, but the sales percentage grew from 48% to 53%—although fewer cars were offered this year, more sold. The high sale of the day went to a 1934 Cadillac Model 370-D V12 convertible sedan at $186,060, while a 1969 Camaro Z/28 made a surprising $70,200—a number more in line with the muscle boom prices of 2006. Senior Auction Analyst Paul Hardiman traveled to the RAF Museum in Hendon for Bonhams' annual mid-April sale, where 49 of 59 lots made $2.3m under the wings of vintage warplanes. Several star lots—A Ferrari F50 and 288 GTO— sold via private treaty before the sale started, leaving a 1901 De Dion-Bouton 4½hp to take high sale honors at $158,780. Auctions America by RM hosted this year's Spring Carlisle auction in late April, where 149 of 272 lots brought $2.7m. Auction Analyst Chip Lamb noted that the change in management brought with it a few changes in both layout and commission structure, but despite a few teething problems, overall totals rose slightly from last year's $2.3m result. Finally, in Geoff Archer's report on recent eBay Motors sales, we have a look at a few fastbacks you probably never knew you wanted, at least until now. ♦ Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 396/425 convertible, $199,280—Mec, p. 90 2. 1934 Cadillac 370-D V12, $186,060 —Bran, p. 106 3. 1966 Shelby GT350 fastback, $162,800 —B-J, p. 77 4. 2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale coupe, $140,811—Bon, p. 136 5. 1933 Delage D8 drophead coupe, $135,420—Bon, p. 138 6. 1932 Packard Eight Series 902 convertible, $135,000—Bran, p. 106 7. 1963 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur 4-dr sedan, $130,030—Bon, p. 134 8. 1999 Bentley Azure Mulliner Wide Body convertible, $117,700—B-J, p. 70 9. 1932 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II limousine, $112,061—Bon, p. 130 10. 1962 Volkswagen Transporter 21-Window bus, $110,000—B-J, p. 70 1. 1959 Chevrolet Apache 3100 pickup, $46,200—B-J, p. 76 2. 1939 BSA Scout Series Six roadster, $19,725—Bon, p. 130 3. 1964 Chrysler 300K 2-dr hard top, $21,730—Mec, p. 90 4. 1968 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390 convertible, $59,950—AA, p. 126 5. 1932 Packard Eight Series 902 convertible, $135,000—Bran, p. 106 Sports Car Market Best Buys $15,836,365 $6,998,159 3,247,493

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL 9th Annual Palm Beach Collector Car Auction For the first time in six years, cars on offer with a value of $50,000 or higher could cross the block with an optional reserve at the owner's request Company Barrett-Jackson Date April 7-9, 2011 Location Palm Beach, FL Auctioneer Assiter & Associates, Tom “Spanky” Assiter, lead auctioneer Automotive lots sold / offered 378/432 Sales rate 88% Sales total $15,836,365 High sale 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda convertible—$81,400 1957 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible, sold at $247,500 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices, waived on charity lots Report and photos by Dale Novak Market opinions in italics T he 9th Annual BarrettJackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction, held April 7-9 in Palm Beach, Florida, headed in a new direction this year. This was the very first test of BarrettJackson's newly implemented reserve policy, in which cars on offer that were deemed to have a value of $50,000 or higher could cross the block with an optional reserve at the owner's request. Presumably, one would conclude that the new reserve format would be to attract more desirable consignments. After all, our present economic condition is squirrely at best. And if you just consigned your $250,000 car at no reserve, and the right bidders didn't happen to be in the room, a full bottle of Tums followed by a few shots of single-barrel bourbon are probably in order. Optional reserves circumvent that problem. Despite some learning-curve glitches, Barrett- Jackson is on the right track with this new system, and I expect everyone involved will be more accustomed to the process at this year's Orange County and Las Vegas auctions. This year's sale put 432 automobiles up for grabs, and 378 sold. For the 54 cars that did not meet the reserve, and did not sell, no final hammer price was recorded by 68 Barrett-Jackson. The highest seller was a very nice 1954 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible that Palm Beach, FL found $247,500 up on the block. Up next was a 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Special Edition that sold for charity with the proceeds to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. It made $175,000. The third place winner was a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible at $165,000. Statistically, 2011 sales fell from $20,074,505 in 2010 for 463 lots sold as compared to total sales of $15,836,365 in 2011 for 378 lots sold (of 432 on offer). When compared year-to-year, the average sale amount per vehicle dropped as well in 2011 by $1,462 per vehicle. But according to a press release from Barrett-Jackson, 54,000 folks attended, and 57% of the bidders were new to this auction. In addition, new bidders purchased 40% of the top-selling vehicles. Absentee bidding activity tripled, bringing in $926,500 of the total sales. Competition for consignments during the winter and spring Florida auctions is growing ever fiercer by the year. And although plenty of great cars are available at any given auction, each company is working hard to carve out their place in the market. Barrett-Jackson has a firm history here, and with the new reserve format working in their favor, I expect we'll be seeing more highend cars—both with and without reserves—at this Palm Beach sale in the future. © $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m $30m $35m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL ENGLISH #651.2-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BN7 roadster. S/N HBN7L189. Black & white/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 202 miles. Some fisheyes noted in paint, along with sanding marks. Chrome and trim lightly scratched but still present well. Excellent gaps. Wheels and rims are clean. Interior looks good, tight, clean, and fresh. The ashtray a bit off-center on the transmission tunnel cover. Nice patina on gauges. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $88,000. Last seen right here at Barrett-Jackson in Palm Beach on #367.1-1999 LOTUS ESPRIT coupe. S/N SCCDC0823XHA15717. Silver/black leather. Less than 11,000 original miles. Recent service performed. Some dry-spray noted in paint, perhaps from a light damage on passenger's side. Some small scratches and touch-ups. Black trim fading in areas. Rubber is very soft from baking in the blistering hot Florida sun. Interior looks as-new, with only minor surface wear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $35,200. One thing vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 12,199 miles. Small rust bubbles forming which need to be addressed in the near-term. Area of non-buffed paint on rear deck. Some light scratches noted in trim. Driver's door out, passenger's door glass fit is off, hood skewed to side. Steering wheel April 9, 2009, where it sold for $86,900 (SCM# 120158). The condition was the same now as then, and the car had only traveled about 180 miles. It's nice to see the Healey market holding its own. More evidence that well done, very nice cars will find the money. Slightly well sold, but no harm done for the quality. TOP 10 No. 8 #663-1999 BENTLEY AZURE Mulliner Wide Body convertible. S/N SCBZK25E1XCX61746. Black/black leather. Stated to have less than 34,000 miles. Luxurious triple-black color combination. Paint is very nice but beginning to show use and age and will need a repsray if perfection is on your wish list. Interior shows use and age, with some light cracks noted in the seating areas. Lots of marks and gouges in back seat the Palm Beach sale is usually good for is more than your fair share of low-mileage exotics. You don't see these all that often, and this one looked to have been babied and pampered from new. Super low miles with a good color combination. A nice car in great shape, and probably fun to drive. A tad heavy on the bid, but no harm done, as long as you know that value will drop with use. GERMAN TOP 10 No. 10 #662-1962 VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER 21-Window bus. S/N 864677. Orange & white/white vinyl. Odo: 88,126 miles. A rare walk-through 21-Window Samba bus. Some orange overspray inside cabin area, which should be an easy fix. Nicks, runs, and small touch-ups noted. Some pitting on brightwork. Scratched glass and luggage rack. Some glass is delaminating. Both doors out, back panel out. Dents in chipped. Fuel smell inside cabin. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $66,000. Amphicar values have been floating all over the place (pun intended). These are unique cars, but there seems to be no shortage of them, as most high profile auctions usually have at least one. A guaranteed crowdpleaser at car shows all over the country, so be prepared for all the attention—just don't try driving it on the highway. Money paid was a bit on the heavy side for a nice, less-than-perfect example. #14.1-1974 BMW 2002 tii coupe. S/N 2780721. Burgundy/black leather. Odo: 86,971 miles. Poor paint quality, with runs that go upward, sag in roof paint, and orange peel all over. Rust forming in areas. Driver's door out. Tattered, worn, perhaps even abused interior. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $10,450. These cool little rides have a devout following, but this one had needs everywhere. The paint runs upwards suggested that the car was panel painted or painted upside down, your choice. Rust, wellworn interior, etc.—it just got worse the more you looked at it. Well sold. leather. Crack in Burlwood between gauges. Some curb rash on wheels. Claimed to have been recently serviced. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $117,700. This was another used car, although a very nice used luxury car. One of only 154 built with the wide body styling. The miles were fairly low, but most are, as these usually get limited use anyway. Overall, the car was in great shape, so buyers felt confident raising their paddles and bid this one to a near-retail amount. Over $416,000 when new—now that's depreciation. 70 large VW logo on nose. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $110,000. All eyes were on this one as the question loomed: Could another 21-Window bring the money again? This was a smashing example, and the colors just made you smile. The interior was well done and included some luggage and a picnic basket, which added to the presentation. A groovy ride and a great piece of iconic automobile history. Figures that it came out of California. Off the charts, according to the price guides, but try finding another one. ible. #642.1-1966 AMPHICAR 770 convertS/N 106523027. Light blue/white ITALIAN #653.1-1998 FERRARI F355 convert- ible. S/N ZFFXR48A3W0110818. Pewter/blue cloth/dark blue leather. Odo: 9,969 miles. Looks unloved and undetailed. Nose appears to have been resprayed, along with lower portion of passenger's door. Miles stated to be original, 10,000-mile service just completed. Factory a/c. Top is dusty and fits a bit loose. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $74,800. The seller of this lowmileage Ferrari 355 was noted to be 76 years old, so it was somewhat literally a gentleman's Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL 383 Chevrolet engine. Near flawless paint, very nice chassis, beautifully executed interior. Ferrari, and the pleasant color combination was a nice alternative to the ever-so-common red. I'm sure that the car could be brought up to showroom condition with a thorough and proper detailing, and these are popular cars, so the money paid was about right. AMERICAN #336.2-1927 FORD MODEL T custom roadster. S/N 12819257. Green/white leather. miles. Paint on edges of body could have been better prepped, with microblisters, touch-ups and some lifting noted. Both doors fit tight. Chrome pitted Stainless grille, custom exhaust, tons of custom touches. Equipped with 6-speed manual transmission and just about every goodie a guy could want in a street rod. The list of build options goes on and on. Hard to fault. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $89,100. This car was in the main pavilion and deservedly so. One of the best cars in the auction, expertly done, and just about perfect in every way. Easily could go concours if so desired. This car simply had guys buzzing all over it all weekend. I think the owner was worn out by sale time from talking with folks about it. Had it been a steel body, we could have seen another $25k or so. Could have gone to $100,000 and not surprised me. As it cost way more than that to build, call it somewhat well bought. #339.1-1939 FORD pickup. S/N around windshield-surround and grille. Chrome headers heat tarnished. Low-budget Grant steering wheel fitted, Autometer gauges. Seat material loose. Cond: BB185153720. Blue/. Odo: 42 miles. Paint prep is good. Minor dry-spray and orange peel noted in areas. Doors feature a hand-painted Indian logo graphic done to high standard. Nice gaps. Beautiful wood bed. Original-style wheels with vintage tires. Aftermarket vintage gauges added. Updated alternator, carb, and ignition, which is very common. A high quality restoration with modern updates. Beautiful and gouged. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $29,150. 1942s are fairly rare trucks, as GM stopped building civilian models due to the war effort. This one was claimed to show the actual original miles, which would be remarkably low for a 69-year-old truck. Nice color combination, nice truck, easy to fall for. For the rarity and condition, a fair deal for both the buyer and seller. 3. SOLD AT $33,000. This nice little retro street machine looked the part of an old drag racer from the era. It was a total custom build and was powered by a Ram Jet Chevrolet 350. Lots of other performance goodies were also included as part of the build. Overall, it looked great from about ten feet but began to unwind upon close inspection. Hard to put a number on this, but I'd call it a fair amount for the overall presentation. #633-1933 FORD MODEL B 3-window coupe. S/N NCS89514. Bright green/Tobacco leather. Odo: 346 miles. Fitted with a crate ZZ3 #649.1-1950 PACKARD VICTORIA presentation. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $34,100. This was an attractive, interesting truck and a huge crowd pleaser. It looked great from just about any angle. Quality from top to bottom, far better than when these old trucks tooled around town with a load of lumber in the back. About the market rate for a nice one such as this, or perhaps even slightly well sold. #661-1940 FORD DELUXE coupe. S/N 136370K160778. Dark blue/tan leather. Odo: 1,931 miles. Steel-body street rod fitted with a massive Chevy 650-hp Ram Jet 502 and classic Hilborn Injection, hooked up to a Gear Vendors Super Deluxe convertible. S/N 237954644. Blue/tan cloth/tan & brown leather & cloth. Odo: 59,527 miles. 327-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Paint shows microblisters, some touch-ups, and some lifting. Chrome and trim lightly scratched and do have a few dents. Good gaps overall, driver's door in at bottom, trunk high at rear, hood fit varies. Great patina to interior, even if it is somewhat weathered. Plenty of small is- overdrive unit. Excellent overall. Small dimple in running board and some light orange peel in finish. Very good gaps, passenger's door out slightly. Fresh, tight interior with little to fault. Wood dash is excellent. Crisp, clean, shiny engine bay. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $40,700. This steel body ‘40 Ford was reported to be a firstplace winner at multiple shows, which would not be a surprise to me at all. Sale price was a total steal for a steel-body coupe with a ton invested in it. Very well bought. #28.1-1942 CHEVROLET pickup. S/N BD215513. Red & black/black vinyl. Odo: 57,608 miles. Presents well in a great color combination. Miles stated to be original, truck shows use and age, amateur respray still would make for a nice driver. Nice oak sideboards on truck bed. Passenger's window has a small crack. Both doors out. Steering wheel scratched sues all over the car. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $49,500. This Packard Victoria was on display in the main showroom. It's not a super-common vehicle to come by, but this one was a driver 72 Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL and nothing more. Condition was a bit shabby and rough around the edges all over. This was a case of drive-it-and-enjoy-it or start-overand-restore. Your choice. Looked to be a terrific driver if you ask me. By the condition, this was all the money and then some. #665.5-1951 CADILLAC SERIES 62 Royal Car convertible. S/N 516244546. Black/clear plastic/red leather. Odo: 11,774 miles. Princess Elizabeth's Royal Parade Car. Unique clear plastic canopy. Driver's door out. Trunk out as well as the passenger's door. Trim peeling at the top header bar. Nice interior is well preserved. Vent windows rusting at bottom edge. Chipped door edges. A bit rough all had a green one on the lot. The dealer had the green one painted and then called the customer to let him know that a yellow one had just come in. Sold about right for the stellar condition. #659.1-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC56F042298. Pinecrest Green & India Ivory/white vinyl/two-tone green vinyl. Odo: 8,402 miles. 265-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Owned by the same family for the last 32 years, restored in 1990s. Some very tiny chips in paint. Driver's door tight to fender. Passenger's door very nice. Great engine bay only shows light soiling from use. Interior tight and looks almost new. Reported to be a highly in the newly designed body. From that day on, the Corvette was a sports car rather than a touring roadster. Great, I got that off my chest. This was a nice example with a single four up top and an automatic transmission. A fair deal for both buyer and seller. #677-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N VC570170299. Yellow/black vinyl/yellow & gray vinyl. Odo: 82,943 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Convertible Power Pack edition. Reportedly a full frame-off restoration finished in 2009. Some small waves in body. Orange peel noted in areas. Driver's door tight at fender and out at bottom, passenger's door fit could be better, trunk a bit high. Well done in- around, but still presents well from a distance. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $83,600. Last seen at World Classic's Danville sale in May 1993, where it went unsold at $29,000 (SCM# 20376). In 1993, this Royal Parade car was reported to be in a fine #2 condition. Today, the condition had deteriorated to a #3-, or perhaps even lower if you want to be excessively picky. Car looked great from a distance and is certainly unique. Sold for about routine Series 62 convertible money so no harm done at this price. #48.1-1952 CHEVROLET DELUXE Styleline convertible. S/N 14KKE37387. Yellow/black canvas/. Odo: 34,972 miles. 216ci I6, 2-bbl, auto. Super clean, inside and out. Gaps look about average for the era. Nice polished stainless and chrome. Steering column showing some chips and scratches. Center piece cracked. Driver's mirror weathered and pitted. Fitted with optional rear wheel skirts. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,000. Every time I walked by this car, a large crowd had gathered optioned example with rare power steering, power brakes, and Continental kit. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $71,500. Another Tri-Five Chevy finished in a very desirable color combination that was oh-so-typical in the mid-1950s and in 2011 looks more like an ice cream shop on wheels. This couldn't be more spot on the money for the overall condition and options. Both well bought and well sold. Nice car. #650.2-1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E56S001786. White/white hard top/red vinyl. 265-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Reported as a total professional body-off restoration. Some orange peel noted in paint finish. Steering wheel shows some light cracks. Gauges show some light pitting. Original 265 V8 matching-numbers engine, complete rebuilt transmission, all new original-type interior, terior. Engine bay is an older restoration but still presents well. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $66,000. Overall, a fairly fresh presentation with only a few items to pick on, which were all picky by most guys' standards. The Tri-Five Chevys seem to be picking up steam, and then one goes through like this and you think, “Well, maybe not.” In any case, well bought. #657.1-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S102150. Red/beige vinyl soft top/beige vinyl. 283-ci 283-hp fuelinjected V8, auto. Light scratches on trim. Very nice presentation overall. Interior shows light wear and use. Reportedly a Big-Brake model with heavy suspension and fuel injection. Engine bay not totally fresh, but still presents well, exhaust manifolds show surface pitting and rust. Fitted with ignition shielding which to look it over. Very popular now, but not all that long ago these cars were somewhat overlooked and ignored. It had a great documented story, too, about the original paint. Evidently, the Chevrolet dealer had a customer who wanted a new one in light yellow, but he only 74 glass, weatherstripping, chrome, and tires. Incorrect chrome valve covers. Overall, a very nice Corvette. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $91,300. ‘56 Corvettes remain under the radar, although I think they are significant: They had the thirdlowest production of all Corvettes, and they were the first Corvettes with Zora's DNA. He even set a speed record at the Flying Mile at Daytona Beach, hitting a staggering 150 mph may not be correct for a radio-delete edition. Dog-dish hubcaps. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $95,700. I had a nice chat with a representative from NCRS about this car. Both of us felt that race-prepped radio-delete cars usually didn't have the ignition shielding, since the main purpose was for radio noise suppression. No radio, no need for the shielding. All in all, very nice car. Seems well bought for the rarity. Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL #372-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- vertible. S/N D7FH148951. Pink/white vinyl. Odo: 16 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Most likely a full restoration that is now softening on the edges. Driver's door out, trunk high on driver's side. Unmarked trim and chrome, very nice dash, well done interior. Some light pitting on some of the interior chrome trim pieces. Engine bay presents very well. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $88,000. A striking Thunderbird which looked to be very well done; the pink color really grabbed me as we walked by. The miles stated would have you assume that the restoration was very fresh, as many restored cars are zeroed out when they are built. I couldn't picture myself driving a pink ‘Bird, but I bet a bunch of guys' wives could. Nice car, nice bid, market-correct. BEST BUY #58.1-1959 CHEVROLET APACHE 3100 pickup. S/N 59S140033. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 9,291 miles. Actual documented miles. Claimed to be an original-paint truck, which is just about impos- sible to believe, but seems true. Excellent grille. Rear bumper chrome is also excellent. Driver's door out, other gaps per factory. Bed is showing wear and age, which it should. Great interior patina. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $46,200. This 3100 was simply rolling art. How the truck survived all these years in this remarkable condition made it exceptionally rare, which feels like understatement. The original paint was great, as was the interior and balance of the truck. Forget your price guides, books, and reference materials, as you can toss them out the window. Considering that I've seen restored examples bring this kind of money, this one was well bought. #331-1965 BUICK RIVIERA 2-dr hard top. S/N 494475H934815. White/white leather. Odo: 30,924 miles. 401-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Overspray noted on window trim of rear glass. Cowl vents show some light pitting. Chrome and trim present well, not to show, but as a nice driver. Small dent near bottom of driver's-side rear quarter. Some repairs noted to driver's seat. Clamshell headlamps. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $27,500. Last seen at Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach sale on April 9, 2009, where it was well sold for $39,050 (SCM# 120215). Today, we saw that number drop to a more realistic $27,500. The car has only been driven 97 miles, so condition hadn't changed much. Rivieras are sought after, especially 1965s, as this was the only year for the clamshell headlamps. “The gentleman's hot rod” in 1965. A market-correct result. #629.3-1965 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 5F09T367764. Pearl White/cloth & vinyl. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint is a pearlescent and changes color depending on lighting and viewing angle. Fisheyes from front to back. Chrome is decent overall. Interior is mild custom with a combo of vinyl and cloth which oddly enough kind of works. Racing-style floor-mounted shifter. Nice engine bay, but showing some age and use. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $35,750. This tidy Mustang had nice curb WARNING: Upgrading to SCM PLATINUM may cause your keyboard to sizzle. As an SCM PLATINUM member you will receive exclusive e-mails giving you near-instant auction results. Sign up today and get the inside information you need, sent so fast it may cause your computer to smoke like a Voisin! www.sportscarmarket.com 76 Sports Car Market

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Dash shows wear, console is scratched. Lots of putty, body may have been damaged in the rear end. Hood pin plates are weathered. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $24,200. Mustang fastbacks are popular cars and very sought after. Yes, they've cooled from their former highs, but what car hasn't? That said, this was one to let pass you by, as it had a plethora of needs and enough plastic in it to build your own model car. #3 money for a #4 example. Well sold. appeal and a great stance. The pearlescent paint was not my cup of tea, but some guys seemed to like it. Call me old-school, I guess. The performance catalog floor shifter was a big distraction for me, as that kind of thing always looks like you took the cheap way out rather than ponying up for the real deal. Price paid seemed like a fair amount if you were OK with the paint. #65-1965 FORD MUSTANG convertible. S/N 5F08F153538. Red/white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 16,343 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Non-original 302 fitted. Minor orange peel in paint. Trim and chrome show some scratches. Interior very nice overall. Steering wheel yellowed. Some modifications for better driving and handling. Pony interior, a/c, optional wheels. Engine shows pitting on aluminum parts. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $35,200. Reported to have undergone a $67k restoration from 2003 to 2005, and it looked the part. It was well done in most regards and was finished in the right colors with the right options. The a/c was a nice feature, too, even if it's a convertible, since plenty of folks drive around Florida with the top down and a/c blowing. Spot-on market-correct money for this example. #65.1-1965 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 5R09C231778. Maroon/black vinyl. Odo: 54,724 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. An older restoration coming unglued almost every- where. Blisters, bubbling, dirt, and orange peel noted in the paint. Rust on driver side door. Driver's door out, hood low on passenger side. teak steering wheel. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $61,600. This was one of those cars that looks smashing as you walk up to it but begins to unwind as soon as you get out your inspection sheet. It had good documented history back to about 1984 but no important documentation to verify the build. But all the experts gathered around it said it was the real deal and I would agree with that assessment. It had a great color, but the quality negated any warm, fuzzy feeling. Still, if you wanted an honest driver, this was one to own. Well bought. #660.1-1966 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N SFM6S1066. White/black vinyl. Odo: 68,455 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Matching-numbers, correct datecoded heads. Shipped to Peru in 1966 and used as a race car. Was born an automatic, now a 4-speed. Reproduction hood, original inner fenders still intact. Some imported body panels and other non-original parts. Driver's door wide. Original tach. Driven by Teodoro Yagali. TOP 10 No. 3 #679-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194376S112963. Trophy Blue/black leather. Odo: 83,537 miles. 427-ci 425-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. An older restoration. Paint on weatherstripping, which does not inspire confidence. Cracks in body in various areas. Interior shows age and use but still presents well. Matching-numbers L72 big-block and M21 4-speed transmission. Equipped with cast aluminum wheels with Goldline tires and July 2011 77

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL Originally delivered dressed in a green livery. Stored for many years. Listed in the Shelby Registry. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $162,800. This was an interesting GT350 with a unique story behind it. Photos and other documentation verified the history, including old snapshots of the car dressed out in its racing colors. The remarkable thing here, considering the racing heritage, is that #1066 still retains its original engine. Not a perfect Shelby, not even close, but still a genuine ‘66 GT350. Strong money considering the alterations and condition. #667-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 convertible. S/N 138677Z115804. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 51 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. An older restoration; paint is aging and showing blemishes. Grille looks spray-painted black. Hood vents slightly pitted. Trim shows light scratches and some pitting. Dimple in hood. Trunk wide on passenger's side, hood gap uneven, top fit somewhat loose. Showing age under the hood, but steering, power brakes, power windows, leather seats, headrests, factory hard top, side exhaust, and AM/FM radio. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $99,000. An $85,000 no-sale three days earlier in neighboring Ft. Lauderdale at the Auctions America by RM sale on March 4, 2011 (SCM# 169122). If you're going with a bigblock, the a/c is sure nice to have (plus it adds a nice bump to the value). You may never use it, but I've seen more than one guy blasting it with the top down to help keep his feet from cooking. This one was loaded with other options, too, which may or may not have been part of the original build, but would still be nice to have. With all the options, well bought. #349.1-1967 PLYMOUTH GTX 2-dr hard top. S/N RS23L71187249. Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 50,158 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Real GTX 440, 4-speed was added to the build. Miles stated to be original. Some sanding marks and orange peel noted in the paintwork. Excellent gaps. Nicely added aftermarket gauges. Sharp, tight interior presents well. a nice example of a numbers-matching L78, the option for the 396/375, which you don't see many of. Fun, fast, and a 4-speed is a nice formula for driving enjoyment. Low original miles for the age, so that helps, too. Still, for the condition and potential body issues, this was well sold. #16.1-1968 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE convertible. Orange/black vinyl/black S/N 136678K197272. vinyl. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Custom paint with ghost flames. Some chips. Aftermarket trim rings. Not sure about the rear quarter-panels, but they look to be off a ‘69 Buick. Paint application looks to have been done in some guy's garage with the door open on a dusty, windy day. Digital dash, still clean and very presentable. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $73,700. This Chevelle was displayed in the main showcase area along with some of the better cars available. One thing I've noticed over the years of covering this sale is that the best cars don't necessarily end up in the main pavilion, so exploring beyond is always a good idea. SS ragtops are desirable cars and should always find good money at auction, but for condition, this example was extremely well sold. Call it #2+ money for a #3 car. #649.2-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S104745. Red/black leather. Odo: 34,508 miles. 427-ci 400-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Light scratches on trim. Seats show wear, especially at driver's seat base. Non-original engine has been re-stamped to match VIN, and all date codes are correct. Intake manifold fuel stained. Engine bay looks very nice, but not show quality. Equipped with optional 4-speed transmission, a/c, power showing a combination of professional and amateur work. Smog pump and heat riser tubes intact. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $53,900. This was 78 marks noted in paint. Runs along back spoiler noted along with some DA sanding marks. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,000. This was a very nice drop-top SS Camaro with brutal 396 under the hood. The automatic might have held bidders back just a tad on this one, although the final result might have you think otherwise. Great color combination and the houndstooth interior look very nice. Overall, a great SS 396 Sports Car Market Could be a tad cleaner under the hood, older presentation. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,700. This car presented very well and caught my eye immediately. Who cares that the guy added a 4-speed—to me it was a plus. Clean, tight, and the body and interior seemed to confirm the low miles. Market-correct for a great GTX. #370-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO coupe. S/N 124378L311660. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 57,352 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Numbers-matching, miles stated to be actual. Some scratches and fisheyes in paint, poor prep evident, some cracking and checking as well. Body will need to be examined closer as it shows plenty of needs. Passenger's door out, other gaps good. Interior is good but showing age. Some rattle-can work under the hood, 800-watt stereo, leather seats. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $16,500. I always seem to find at least one Fright Pig at every sale. This one took the cake and some guy's check along with it. It looked like a movie car from “Beyond Thunderdome” that was built from a pile of spare parts and a welder. Even for being a Chevelle-ish convertible creation, this was wildly well sold. #360.1-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 396 convertible. S/N 124679N679723. Black/black vinyl/b/lack houndstooth. Odo: 55,133 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Original engine. Rosewood steering wheel. Well done interior, clean and tight. Aluminum radiator. Proper orange overspray on exhaust manifolds. Wide gap on passenger's door. Engine bay nice, but not as fresh as it could be. Sanding

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL Camaro with only a few minor needs to address. At market for the condition and color. #21.1-1969 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. S/N 242379B111595. Red/black. Odo: 11,236 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Quality older repaint holding up very well and remains near show quality. Nose shows some cracking. Good gaps. Rear bumper chrome peeling, dash vent chrome worn off in areas. Steering wheel worn. Console arm rest has been recovered. Engine bay looks stellar and is fitted with Hooker headers. Numbers-matching with a #670-1970 PLYMOUTH ‘CUDA con- vertible. S/N BS27V0B242372. Hemi Orange/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 31,018 miles. 440-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Said to be one of only twelve built with the V-code “440+6” engine. Fisheyes and some fingerprints noted in paint, some dust and blistering on cowl. Frame looks to have been repaired, with rear end possibly sagging. Driver's door tight, trunk gap tight in places. Wrinkled top fit. Painted steering wheel, pitted center console, new- #72.1-1972 BUICK GRAN SPORT GS 455 2-dr hard top. S/N 4G37U2H105646. Red/black & white vinyl. Odo: 21,600 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Genuine “U code” GS with “X” trim added. Finished in original factory red. Some sanding scratches noted, microblisters showing in areas, some small dents noted in the trim. Dash showing wear, and some interior chrome is peeling off. Hood tach, 4-speed transmission. Drivetrain modifications noted with original parts included. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,250. The car card on this tidy, well done Goat spelled out just about everything a buyer could hope for, including all the faults and issues. Refreshing, to say the least, and it seemed to work, as the final bid was strong. The car could easily be raised a notch or two with some minor fixes, as all the heavy, expensive, lifting has already been done. Nice GTO, but that said, a little on the “well sold” side. #632.2-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N 136370B137453. Gold/black vinyl/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 51,798 miles. 402-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Nice, straight chassis and body. Some small blemishes noted in paintwork. Trim piece missing on driver's side. Chrome flaking off in spots. Both doors out, trunk fit tight to bumper. Vinyl top fit is very good. Cracked steering wheel, soiled interior panels. Engine bay presents well. Cowl induction, code F41 suspension. looking dash. Nice engine bay is well done and nicely presented. Factory Hemi Orange paint color and 727 automatic transmission. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $81,400. In the glory days, this “V code” would have pulled a huge number, but it seems that E-body madness has cooled somewhat. The frame issue was easily visible, so more investigation will be needed there. Well bought if the frame isn't rotted through. If this machine can be improved in a thrifty manner, I think there's an upside. #681-1971 CHEVROLET CAMARO coupe. S/N 124871N514480. Deep red/black vinyl. miles. 396-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Small nicks noted in paint. Excellent gaps and chrome. All chrome underhood polished. Graypainted gloss chassis is totally smoothed and a full custom build. Light scratches in trim and chrome, bumpers replated. Interior is lightly worn but overall shows little use. Steering wheel is marred a bit. Interior looks to be mostly stock Camaro. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT column shift. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,000. The Buick GS came in various builds from a smallblock 350 to the big-block 455, and finally the GSX editions. The GSX only came in yellow and white. This example was a genuine GS 455 model with some of the GSX trim added for aesthetics. It looked well done and would make for a nice driver. I'd call it a whole lotta car for the money, even if it was slightly well sold. #658-1973 DODGE CHALLENGER 2-dr hard top. S/N JH23G3B514894. Black/black leather. Odo: 12 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 6-sp. 1973 Challenger rebuilt using 1971 body panels—a total custom build from the ground up and well done in most every regard. Driver's door tight. Chrome trim all around the car has been painted black to good standard. Shaker hood. Clean interior finished in leather. 6-speed transmission, disc brakes all around, fitted with a new 426 Hemi engine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $51,700. The color was period-correct but not one that will fire most muscle car guys up, generally speaking, but this Chevelle could make #2- condition with only a few minor tweaks. The restoration was well done, and it had a 4-speed to pound on. Chevelle values were hit pretty hard but are fighting their way back up, and this was a good confirmation of that. A fair deal for both the buyer and seller. 80 $74,800. First and foremost, to build a car to this level takes a serious pile of money. The over-the-top full custom chassis looked smashing with the mirrors positioned under the car, and the engine bay was beyond clean. The big disappointment for me was the mostly stock interior with cheap factory Camaro seats, door panels, and console. If you're going this far, make the interior something special as well. A pure show car. Bought for less than the build price, that's for sure. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $69,300. This was an interesting car to comment on. First, the 1971 body panels fitted to a 1973 titled chassis are not going to endear the car to many guys. Secondly, if you're going to build a resto-modstyle car, don't forget the a/c. Doesn't matter if you're never going to use it—if you want the money, it needs to be in there. The owner had over $100k into the build, and the car was a drop-dead gorgeous show-stopper. Incredibly nice and probably a blast to drive. Drive it, enjoy it, use it—as there is very little upside down the road. #73-1973 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 fastback. 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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL silver/blue vinyl. Odo: 8,433 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older restoration now showing its age but still presents well. Very nice blue with silver accents over two-tone Numbers-matching and very blue interior. original. One owner from new. Body shows some minor seam issues on rear quarters. Dash cracked doubt that claim. Original paint showing some buffing marks and is getting thin in areas. Some scratches noted, which look fairly deep. Interior looks just about new. Nice engine bay holding as-new throughout. Small blemish on mirror. Some very small nicks from the limited use and probably storage. Fully documented. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,700. A great future collectible. The 1989 20th Anniversary Trans Am Indy with peeling chrome, and driver's seat shows some wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,900. The “big body” Mustangs, as I like to call them, were built from 1971 to 1973. This was the last year of the body style and by some enthusiasts standards, the last “real” Mustang. This was a nice example, one owner from new and mostly original. Well sold, but I see no harm in paying up to own this one. #20.2-1976 DODGE D-200 pickup. S/N W24BE7S323407. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 74,218 miles. M880 military truck. Driver's door out, passenger's door skewed. Grille scratched, bumpers marred, glass very scratched. Cab corners are filled with body putty, which is somewhat common, but nonetheless not what you'd call a confidencebuilder. Large 305 tires for heavy off-road use. up well, given the unrestored claim. Original tires still fitted. Fully documented. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,300. This was the last year of the second-generation F-body platform, so you could argue that these cars will continue to rise in value. A true preservation-style car, this appeared to be truly untouched and unmolested. The documentation included all the papers from new. Purchased new in Wisconsin by a little old lady—even had her picture included with the car. The 4.9-L 1980 and 1981 TAs are sought after, but not as much as the 6.6-L cars from earlier years, so the money was about right for this one. Maybe even slightly well bought. #44-1987 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL coupe. S/N 1G4GJ1179HP455683. Black/gray & black cloth. Odo: 48,107 miles. A real Buick Grand National with GNX equipment upgrades. Paint is poorly applied, lifting, and shows numerous chips. Flat black painted trim. Both doors out. Center console faded, steering wheel shows rust spots. Engine bay looks worn Pace Car was the only pace car ever developed that needed no modifications to run on the track. Super fast, as out of the box it ran a 12.9 quarter-mile with a 0–60 time of 4.9 seconds. In fact, these are some of the fastest Trans Ams ever built, with a top speed of 160 miles per hour. These are way under the radar, with nice styling and superior performance. The top bid was about right, but another couple thousand would not have surprised me. #19-1991 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS coupe. S/N 1G1FP23E3ML114516. Red/gray cloth. Odo: 12,377 miles. 305-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Genuine survivor-grade Camaro with 12,377 miles. Unrestored. Like-new interior, rubber trim coming loose on passenger's side. Scratch in the bumper. Touch-ups at top of windshield. Basically an as-new presentation with very little to fault. T-tops. Cond: 3+. Step-ups added. Equipped with black sport seats. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,900. This truck started its life as a military vehicle, so one would assume that it was a heavy-duty build from the get-go. It looked very nice from afar but quickly unwound when you took a closer look. I think the previous military service did the seller no favors, as buyers thought it might have been pounded on pretty hard. A fair deal overall. #40-1981 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. S/N 1G2AW87W2BL129312. Gold/black vinyl. Odo: 34,801 miles. 301-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Unrestored and original, one owner from new. Miles stated to be actual and no reason to 82 out and used. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $15,400. OK, so this beater may not have been a GNX edition, but it was a genuine Grand National with GNX stuff. The fakey-doo status was clearly indicated on the car card, so buyers were well informed. It needed about everything to be any better, and I would have just sat on my hands. Well sold. #335.2-1989 PONTIAC TRANS AM 20th Anniversary Indy Pace Car coupe. S/N 1G5FW2176KL242977. White/tan leather. Odo: 595 miles. 231-ci turbocharged V6, auto. An in-the-wrapper car. 595 miles from new, SOLD AT $14,025. This was another tossyour-books-out car with regards to the price, as you'll have a difficult time finding another. You see special factory cars squirreled away all the time because some guy thinks he's sitting on a pot of gold, but if 1,000 other guys are thinking the same thing, the collectibility is kind of nullified. This was simply a no-frills red Camaro with T-Tops, so why it wasn't used was a mystery. Neat to see, but if you drive it much the value will nose-dive to about $6,000. Well sold. © Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City Kansas City Spring High Performance Auction Sales were commensurate with what's become the norm at this venue, with all the numbers coming close to levels set at last year's $6.7m event Company Mecum Auctions Date March 11 & 12, 2011 Location Kansas City, MO Auctioneer Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Jim Landis, Matt Moauec, and Bobby McLaughlin Automotive lots sold / offered 330/542 Sales rate 61% Sales total $6,998,159 High sale 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 396/425 convertible—$199,280 Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics M ecum Auctions got a good—if early—start on their Midwest schedule with their spring auction in Kansas City in mid-March. Holding the event almost a month earlier than last year's sale seemed to be jumping the gun a little bit—in fact, one could get away with calling it their late winter auction. And in this neck of the woods, it can be tough to kindle interest in collector cars when your other activity choices on the same weekend are hockey or basketball tournaments. Nonetheless, Mecum once again was able to attract quality consignments and sufficient numbers of bidders to buy them. Part and parcel, this is due to Mecum continuing to attract larger numbers of dealers who are serious about using his events to change out their inventory. Which means they bring large numbers of cars that they are determined to get sold, as well as having fat checkbooks, so that they can refill empty slots in their showrooms. This event is also now evenly bracketed between their mega auctions in Kissimmee, Florida in January and in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 17th through the 22nd. Once again it was held in Bartle Hall of the Kansas City Convention center in the heart of downtown. There was almost three blocks of room inside to fully contain all 542 consigned cars, as well as the support equipment of both the auction company and the seemly ever-pres- 84 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 396/425 convertible, sold at $199,280 Buyer's premium ent TV crews from Discovery HD. And despite all that, there was still some elbow room, and one section of the hall that wasn't used. Sales were commensurate for what has become the norm at this venue, $300 on the first $5,499; $500 from $5,500 to $9,999; 6% thereafter, included in sold prices with all the numbers coming close to levels set at last year's $6.7m event. The top sale this time was a Bloomington Gold Benchmarkcertified 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 396/425 convertible in red over red. Originally a no-sale on the block, within an hour it was declared to have sold, attaining $199,280. The other car to achieve a six-digit selling price was a mildlymodified (mostly software tuned) 2006 Ford GT in black that fetched $166,950. These cars led the pack of 330 selling lots that brought in just under $7 million in gross sales. Other notable sales included a yellow 1956 Chevrolet 3600 pickup that made $20,935, a 1979 Volkswagen Campmobile Transporter bus that made $15,105, and a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 convertible that sold for $45,580. Of the no-sales, notables included a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner that failed at $47,500 and a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 coupe that returned to its seller at $55,000. American muscle is what Mecum does best, and now that the market for these cars has stabilized, and even shown some growth, Mecum continues to not only do well here, but also the market as a whole. Indy and Monterey are just around the corner, and I expect the same trends of growth seen here and in Kissimmee will carry through there as well. ♦ $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m $6m $7m $8m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2011 2010 2009 2008-No Sale 2007

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City ENGLISH #S45.1-1980 MG B Limited Edition con- vertible. S/N GVVDJ2AG521164. Black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 39,784 miles. Claimed to be an unrestored original showing actual miles with two owners from new. Good original paint and graphics, newer replacement Pilkington windshield, minimal plastic discoloration on the bumper covers. Noticeable soiling on the driver's seat vinyl, light fading on both seatbacks. Heavy wear on steering wheel rim. Modern DIN-mount stereo in dash, speak- “cool old car,” with the side benefit being a mechanical learning experience. #S29-1979 VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER Campmobile microbus. S/N 2392128458. Green/white fiberglass & tan canvas/green plaid cloth. Odo: 1,032 miles. Newer repaint, with less-than-expert masking. Dry-rotted window seals and rear-view mirror gaskets. Lightly used original interior, including cabinetry and upholstery. Average weathering and fading of pop-up canvas top. One small tear on bottom of rear door bug screen. No sign of side door tent that would've been included perhaps the only Japanese collectible from the 1980s, we're starting to see more Supras surfacing at auction. This one fit the mold rather typically: lower miles, one or two owners from new, and well cared for but not virgin minty. Went one bid past the $7k reserve, which is also right in the ballpark. AMERICAN #F38-1956 CHEVROLET 210 wagon. S/N VB56S167727. Light blue & white/light blue & white vinyl. Odo: 44,407 miles. 265-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Dulling, recently buffed, mostly original paint. Mix-and-match brightwork, older replated bumpers, reproduction dog-dish wheel covers, period aftermarket windshield visor, and the balance generally serviceable original. Aftermarket stainless steel exhaust and wind deflectors on liftgate pillars. Good original seat upholstery, with moderately ers cut into door panels. Topically cleaned up engine compartment, all bone-stock. Light surface rust on undercarriage. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,660. The Limited Edition package was offered 19791980, the last two years of MGB importation. All were cookie-cutter identical in black with silver stripes, larger front air dam, five-spoke alloy wheels, plaque on glove box door, and rear luggage rack. A bit spendy, considering wear and non-stock changes, so originality and lower miles must have helped contribute to the no-reserve red mist. GERMAN #F124-1973 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE convertible. S/N 1532720971. Aqua/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 74,967 miles. Peeling on panel edges shows original yellow color. Heavier rust pitting on tops of bumpers. Heavier top and seat soiling. Door panels floppy, with beat-up speakers cut into them. Aftermarket tape deck, dash-top cell phone holder, window cranks, coca floor mats, when new from Westie. Light tears on front compartment rubber floor mat. Recent topical clean-up in the engine bay. Average used-car undercarriage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,105. This was the final year of the second-generation Campmobile. In fact, the Vanagon had just gone into production for Europe during 1979. Since this was configured by Westfalia in May of '79, it is one of the last second-gen Westies. Easily surpassed the $10,500 reserve for a rather healthy sale. Are we starting to see a surge in Transporter interest due to the proposed new retro VW Microbus, like we did on Beetles a decade ago? JAPANESE #F148-1987 TOYOTA SUPRA coupe. S/N JT2MA70L2H0032700. Amethyst Metallic/gray cloth. Odo: 60,613 miles. Claimed to have two owners since new, alloriginal paint, and 60,613 miles. Apart from some light scratching near handles and on nose, paint is well preserved. Thorite Paint Sealant decal in left rear window. Sioux City Ford dealer's decal on the rear valance. Noticeable wrinkling on head rests and seat bottoms, upholstery otherwise well preserved. Optional worn and soiled carpeting. Old car smell. Flaking original engine paint. Runs out quite well. Newer replacement gas tank. Wonderbar radio. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $22,260. While not quite ready for the Bloomington Gold Survivor show in June, this was still generally well preserved and mostly original. Between that and it being a bone-stock ‘56, this was one of my favorite cars of the auction. Call it a respectable sale for all parties involved. #S37-1956 CHEVROLET 3600 CUSTOM pickup. S/N V3E560005501. Chrome Yellow/tan vinyl. Odo: 80 miles. Expert body prep and paint work. Deluxe trim level, with large rear window. Stock-style chrome bumpers added. Good door and panel fit. Newly redone bed floor wood in high gloss. Reproduction emblems, but they are from the half-ton series 3100. Mismatched cover on spare tire. Reupholstered seat in a non-stock pattern. Good detailing under the hood. While the original motor was rebuilt and correctly painted green, intake manifold is bare and rusty. Converted from generator to alternator. and shift knob. Rough-running motor could use some attention. Newer struts on all four corners, but otherwise unkempt engine bay. Older radial tires, with the right rear trim ring missing. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $5,300. Allow me to quote the entire description from the windshield card: “nice car.” My alternate two-word description: “money pit.” For the price, maybe a fine choice for your daughter who wants a 86 deluxe AM/FM/stereo sound system. Very tidy engine bay, with only a newer Interstate battery being non-OEM. Older replacement radials on stock alloys. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,750. As Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $20,935. It was nice to see a bone-stock Task Force truck the way God and designer Chuck Jordan intended. This cries out for a highway Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City department or construction company lettering on the doors. It was listed as a one-ton truck, but serial number prefix V3E56 indicates a V8 ¾-ton 3600-series for the 1956 model year. Also, a one-ton would have had a nine-foot box and 4-speed transmission. At this price—quite steep for a three-quarter ton—one must figure that the buyer is intending to use this as some sort of tax-deductible business item. #S82.1-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N E7FH395584. Black/black hard top & soft top/Ivory vinyl. Odo: 36,735 miles. 312-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Very late production car (built December 4, 1957), originally Azure Blue with white tops. Older restoration has seen some use. Older replate on most exterior chrome, interior brightwork is original and showing some light pitting. Simple slit made in repro seat upholstery for seat-adjusting lever. Fitted with 1962–1963-era reproduction Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. A $57,000 no-sale a no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,820. Considering that nearly-perfect C1s have been commonly trading for a grand less than this sold for, either the market is picking up on them or someone just had to have it regardless of price. Sold well. #F232-1960 FORD THUNDERBIRD Pilot Production convertible. S/N 0Y72J100004. Light blue/black vinyl. Odo: 50,986 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Stamped “1960 Pilot Model” and “Show Car Conditioning” on the dataplate. Old cheapie repaint over the original black, with minimal masking. All chrome heavily pitted and cloudy. Entire car coated in thick dust, inside and out— car has obviously not run for a decade or more. No access to inspect convertible top. Seats, door panels, dash, and carpets untorn but moldy and will need replacement. Speedometer needle it—and it wasn't getting any better just sitting around. I expected something closer to $100k. Bought well, especially for the long term. #S174-1963 GMC SUBURBAN Custom SUV. S/N N/A. Crystal Green & Olympic White/gray & tan vinyl. Odo: 80,800 miles. Good exterior repaint. Most chrome replated, stainless trim buffed out. New front door seals, but originals around tailgate. Mostly original glass, with weathered rear quarter-window dividers. Original seat upholstery, door panels, dash, and headliner worn. Driver's door armrest is torn up. Non-stock older stereo with speakers cut into doors and rear quarter-panels. Correct motor paint, including authentic “Scotsman” plaid valve cover appliqué. Stock hubcaps, wider steel rims with trim rings. month ago at Mecum's January 2011 Kissimmee sale (SCM# 168857). This car's first owner was really lucky back in the day, as the copy of the original window sticker showed that the dual-quad motor was a no-charge substitute for the standard engine. Being near the end of production for the extended model year, Ford was likely doing a parts clean-out. Stated that the seller wanted closer to $60k—perhaps he was hoping to get lucky again, as in January another '57 sold for $132,000 at BarrettJackson in Scottsdale (SCM# 170178). #F239-1960 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 00867S105374. Tuxedo Black & silver/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 35,908 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Nonoriginal 350-ci engine, but dolled up to look correct for 1960. Pretty decent newer repaint, older bumper redo, good original or older repop trim. One wiper incorrectly parked. Older repop seats show light wear. Aftermarket AM/FM/cassette deck. Grubby undercarriage, aftermarket rear sway bar fitted. New wide whitewall radials on the stock rims. Offered at hangs straight down. Equipped with optional 430 V8 and power windows. Cond: 5+. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. On the block, it was speculated that this might be the first 1960 T-Bird convertible, or possibly even the first 1960 T-Bird of any body style. Plan on spending $60k restoring it—and that would be doing it on the cheap—unless you are very well versed on these cars, especially the retracting top mechanisms. For an expensive project, top bid was out of this world. #F111.1-1963 CHEVROLET COR- VETTE coupe. S/N 30837S108403. Tuxedo Black/black vinyl. Odo: 53,859 miles. 327-ci 360-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Smoothed-out bodywork with decent repaint. Heavier scuffing of rocker panel trim. Left taillamp out. Older reproduction interior upholstery shows minimal wear. Tidy engine bay, although not authentically detailed. Modern billet aluminum alternator pulley. Equally tidy and more accurate undercarriage. Seems to run out well, with a stock exhaust note. Equipped with optional fuel injection, T10 4-speed, and Wonderbar radio. Stock wheel covers with radial tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,225. The plaid valve covers were used intermittently in 1963 only, with no definitive reason aside from the thennew 305E being a more economical version of GMC's unique V6. The repaint and the valve cover restoration were nicely done, but just made all the worn original components look bad by comparison. Still, it's nice to see a Jimmy left all-GMC, instead of having a smallblock Chevy V8 mindlessly dropped into it. Sold well enough. #F185-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 40867S110548. Satin Silver/white vinyl soft top/black vinyl. Odo: 43,376 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Said to be a frame-off restoration, but looks pretty tired. Non-original front clip. Average repaint over minimal body prep. Maroon overspray visible on top bows—since it was originally Satin Silver, that suggests it's been repainted at least twice. Mediocre panel and door fit. Older replacement carpet and seat upholstery show light wear. Overall sloppy work- Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $82,680. With SplitWindows being one of few C2s to continue appreciating in recent years, I was a bit surprised when the reserve was lifted at just $76k. Then again, when I last saw it here at Mecum's December 2010 Kansas City auction, it was a no-sale at $80k (SCM# 168342), so the local dealer must have gotten tired of trying to shift 88 manship under the hood. Original knockoffs shod with radial tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $37,630. Built after the start of A.O. Smithcontracted body production—although this one was still trimmed in-house at the St. Louis assembly plant. Calling this lackluster redo a “restoration” would be an exaggeration in my opinion. Even with the original engine and Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City paint now returned to original color, sale price was on the high side. BEST BUY #S149-1964 CHRYSLER 300K 2-dr hard top. S/N 8443113890. White/maroon vinyl. Odo: 47,994 miles. 413-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Non-original dual 4-barrel. Called a “flawless bumper to bumper restoration.” Body prep and paint slightly better than factory. “Spectacular no cost spared on chrome inside and out,” but vent window frames and fixtures are highly pitted. Repro weatherstripping. Stock wheel covers and tiny older economy radials. Interior expertly reupholstered and shows virtually no wear. Flat black undercoating and rusty sus- #S198-1965 RAMBLER MARLIN Classic fastback. S/N 2100549. Dark aqua & white/two-tone aqua vinyl. Odo: 14,534 miles. 232-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Optional 232 six, (a downgrade from the standard 287 V8). Claimed to be all-original paint, but no overspray on undercarriage or hood latch bracket. Looks like original paint beneath the fender peak line, with orange peel everywhere else. Replated front bumper, rest of chrome original and cloudy. Modern aftermarket chrome steel wheels on radials. Original interior, with reasonably light wear on seats, heavier wear on pension components. Oxidizing older nonstock dual exhaust. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,730. The 413s in the 300K came rated at 360-hp standard with a single 4-barrel, or with optional short-tube Cross Ram induction dual quads good for 390 ponies. This car had an earlier (late 1950s) in-line dual-quad setup that was not available in 1964. Despite this, 1964 is still the only good year for a K-car, and this was a good cruiser at a great price. Well bought. TOP 10 No. 1 #S65-1965 CORVETTE convertible. CHEVROLET S/N 194675S123000. Rally Red/red hard top/red vinyl. Odo: 43,985 miles. 396-ci 425hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Miles actual since new, with original powertrain, paint, interior, and ProtectO-Plate. Good sheen on paint, plus light patina and intact dealer sticker from Bill Moore Chevrolet. 1977 Oklahoma inspection sticker on windshield. Engine bay clean overall. Seats look “too good,” compared with rest of lightly worn and aged interior. Slight hint of old car carpeting. Dingy gauge faces. Non-stock low restriction fake dual exhaust. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,750. The 1965-1966-only Marlin—a sub-model of the mid-range Custom V8 series—is hard enough to take seriously without a six-banger instead of a V8 under the hood. It first crossed the block on Friday as a $9k nosale. Reran Saturday as a $7k no-sale, and this more realistic price was arrived at post-block. This number was almost $10k less than the original reserve, so the seller got a good dose of reality. #S52-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194676S109974. Mosport Green/white vinyl soft top/black vinyl. Odo: 88,333 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Some light body seam broadcasting visible beneath good respray, all door latch hardware has been painted over. Wheelwell lips all trimmed to some extent. Replated bumpers, but rest of brightwork is original and very aged. Originally trimmed in green vinyl, the older upholstery unleaded. Cosmetically restored to look authentic under the hood, including tar-top battery. Repainted and reupholstered in original color combo and still looks very presentable with virtually no wear. Aftermarket wood rim steering wheel and AM/FM/cassette deck. Light scuffing on most original trim. Replated bumpers. Stock wheel covers and modern radials on L79-sized steel rims. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $30,740. A well executed fake L79, but still a fake. However, in Nova Land, nobody seems to know what a stock Chevy II is (sorry, Keith, this includes you and your wagon project, too). I'd rationalize the price with the “it would cost this much to build” argument, rather than “this is about what a real L79 would bring.” #S114-1966 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 242676P267858. White/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 33,460 miles. 389-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Newer repaint, all chrome and trim replaced or replated. T-3 headlights. Older replacement PPG windshield. Decent gaps, but not perfect. Radio antenna oddly located on leading end of right front fender. Reproduction carpet, seats, door panels, and dashpad. Hurst smell. AM/FM. Car earned Bloomington Gold, Survivor, and Benchmark Certifications in 1997, NCRS Top Flight in 2008. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $199,280. This was a $195k no-sale when it crossed the block, but a deal was put together less than a half-hour later. To date, it's the only all-red big-block C2 convertible to have earned the coveted Benchmark status (out of fewer than 100 total), so that explains the $75k–$100k premium paid. 90 redo now quite wrinkled. Heavier dashboard lettering fading. Stock wheel covers, radial tires. Aftermarket chromed open element air cleaner in an otherwise tidy engine bay. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $46,110. While Mosport Green was a one-year-wonder color, there were a fair number of cars painted in it—2,311, to be exact. It must have just been too much green for someone to take, hence the color-change interior. The reserve on this was dropped at $43k. Market-priced. L79 replica #F198-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 118376W102647. Artesian Turquoise/aqua vinyl. Odo: 2,133 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Replica L79 with a 1965 Chevy II 327 built to 350-hp specs, M20 4-speed and 12-bolt 3.90 ratio Positraction diff added, heads set up for shifter, aftermarket vinyl steering wheel rim cover, and modern tape deck. Ugly wiring under the hood, new non-stock dual exhaust system. Equipped with optional a/c, power steering, brakes, and top. Rally I wheels with repro bias-ply Redline tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,870. This was pretty much a highgrade cruiser. It sold for all the money in the world, one bid beyond the reserve. #F108-1967 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 7T02C159101. Nightmist Blue/two-tone blue vinyl. Odo: 59,967 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Marti Report mentioned but not displayed. Claimed to have been “frame-off restored in 2009.” Generally good body and paint workmanship, shows two years of light use. Mostly repop or replated brightwork and emblems. Tidy underhood but not at all stock: tube headers, cast aluminum valve covers, chrome air cleaner, non-stock 4-barrel carburetor on an aftermarket alloy intake. Newer Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City and panel fit, front bumper slightly off. Stock detailed engine bay, aside from modern hose clamps and battery. All repro interior soft trim, re-dyed console, pitted seat belt. Optional mostly stock interior, simulated wood rim steering wheel, modern Hurst shifter. Modern Torq Thrust D wheels shod with newer radials. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,800. I always love it when someone says that their unibody car has had a frame-off restoration. A bare-body refurbishment with the suspension removed, certainly—but not a frame-off. The reserve came off at $20k. #S32-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194678S412636. Dark green metallic/white vinyl/beige vinyl. Odo: 71,462 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Absolutely nothing stock about the motor, and not a whole lot around it for that matter. Super-glossy repaint so thick that the body tag can't be read. Fuel filler cover and doors are one shade lighter than rest of body. Panel fit mediocre. Faded original emblems. Cheap aftermarket cowl inductionstyle hood probably weighs more than the engine, with those alloy heads. Aftermarket AM/ power windows, steering, and front disc brakes, a/c, tilt column, center console, and AM/FM. On new 18-inch aftermarket alloy rims. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,580. This made for a very fetching presentation, and the $38k reserve was easily passed, with a bidding war above $40k. Seller got the better end of the transaction, but the buyer won't be embarrassed by his darn nice cruiser. #F169-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE “Hellfire” funny car . S/N N/A. Purple metallic & white pearl/bare aluminum. 426-ci fuelinjected V8, auto. 1968 Corvette body set on a Mike Kase chassis. Powered by a Keith Black 426-ci hemi with Hilborn fuel injection and TorqueFlite automatic. Paint in better-than-expected condition for sitting parked for 40 years. Chassis and powertrain are period and dusty from sitting, although it appears that some attempt was has been made to get it running again. No indication as to current functionality. matched interior vinyl. Engine bay tidy and mostly stock. Minimal options confirmed by Marti Report: close-ratio 4-speed, 3.91 ratio Traction-Lok differential, power front discs, and AM radio. Original Magnum 500s on radial tires. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $37,000. Stated to have had a “fresh rotisserie restoration,” but this looked like a project done one paycheck at a time. It left the block with the announcement, “Takes $45k today,” but high bid was plenty generous. . #F22-1970 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK III 2-dr hard top. S/N 0Y89A848602. Light blue/dark blue vinyl/dark blue leather. Odo: 57,355 miles. 472-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Original paint throughout, but thin enough on panel edges from frequent buffing that flash rust has taken hold. Original brightwork lightly cloudy and pitted. Late ‘70s Continental Town Car hood ornament added. Good original seats and carpeting, with light old car smell. Door panel arm rests glued together. Dashpad FM/cassette poorly cut into dash. Equipped with both tops and 3.70 Positraction differential. Hooker headers and sidepipes. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $19,345. One of exactly zero 1968 Corvettes equipped with a 454 from new. The seller explained that the car was basically a home garage restoration done by the previous owner. Considering that it was bid to $16,500, and considering that the reserve was then dropped and the bids kept coming, this Sting Ray hot potato was definitely sold well. #S113-1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 convertible. S/N 136679K408140. Cortez Silver/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 52,257 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Recent better quality restoration. Excellent repaint, has some light orange peel on left rear quarterpanel. Light pitting Halogen headlights. Better-than-factory door chrome replated, all trim buffed out—along with VIN tag in the non-OEM windshield. Heavy wear on replacement driver's seat, odd hard plastic 92 stick-on dashpad cover, mis- track sound system, dual sport mirrors, fog lamps, Go-Wing on the back, and replacement Rallye wheels. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. Six Pack E-bodies seem to have weathered the market downturn better than most. However, since I've seen this car at several auctions over the last year, I get the feeling that the consigning dealer is waiting for the Sports Car Market When originally campaigned by Jim Shue, it consistently made 7.14 second quarter mile times at 200 mph on nitromethane. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $42,400. When bidding stalled at $39k, the auctioneer announced that it would take more than $40k to get it sold; by the end of the day, it was. There's been some recent interest in vintage funny cars, but this sale seemed like all the money in the world for a regionally campaigned flopper. A cool, spendy garage ornament maybe, but it will take a lot to get this on the track again. #S134-1969 FORD MUSTANG Boss 302 fastback. S/N 9F02G189261. Wimbledon White/red vinyl. Odo: 77,995 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Stated to have ‘69 Boss nonmatching-numbers block with ‘70 Boss heads. Very presentable bare-body repaint. Most cracked on ends. Factory options include AM/ FM stereo and rear window defogger. Ziebart decal on window, with said plugs in the door jambs. Older, serviceable radial tires. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,250. A dealer I know cornered me before the auction and wanted my guess what this would sell for. My hunch equaled the reserve and selling price, so we'll call this correctly bought and sold. #S97-1970 PLYMOUTH ‘CUDA 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23V0B157410. Tor- Red/black vinyl. Odo: 56,474 miles. 440-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. High quality bare-body restoration within last few years, showing minimal use. Well detailed engine bay and undercarriage, modern battery the only deviation from stock. Fully restored interior has an older aftermarket oil pressure gauge beneath dash and modern embroidered floor mats. Optional Six Pack, 4-speed, power front disc brakes and steering, console, Rally gauge pack, AM/8- on taillight-surrounds.

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City market to turn all the way around on this car. He may be waiting a while longer. #S103-1970 PLYMOUTH AAR ‘CUDA 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23J0B303562. Red & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 67,134 miles. 340-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Rotisserierestored to factory spec, per photocopy of original window sticker, original broadcast sheet, and highly corroded dual fender tags. Exterior finishes well maintained since restoration, though some masking is less than perfect. Dusty underhood, with non-stock clamps, hoses, and belts. Modern radial tires fitted to hard top. S/N #S34-1971 AMC JAVELIN AMX 2-dr A1F798P252891. Blue metallic/blue vinyl. Odo: 14,046 miles. 360-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Recent repaint, with overspray on undercarriage. Replated bumpers, rest of brightwork original and worn. Rocker panel trim fits poorly. Modern replacement windshield. Reproduction seat upholstery and carpets. Glove box door and steering wheel are slight color mismatch. Fitted with Flowmaster V8, 4-bbl, auto. Deluxe Marti Report confirms restoration to factory specs. Over-the-top restoration, with exterior, engine bay, and suspension all clearcoated before reassembly. Seats were redone, but exposed frames have light rust. Carpets not minty, door panel vinyl lifting the stock steel wheels. Equipped with optional 3.55 ratio differential, right-side racing mirror, fast-ratio power steering, and solid state AM radio. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $48,230. Based on the rough shape of the fender tags, this car must have really been a pooch at one time, but the restoration was totally decent. In my experience, sometimes when everything is junk, and you have to gut the car and rebuild it from scratch, the finished product actually ends up better. This was another ‘Cuda that's been heavily shopped over the last year, so I was a bit surprised to see it cut loose. #S107.1-1970 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. S/N 242370P261977. White/red vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 26,442 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Claimed by PHS to be one of one in this color combo. You can still smell the fresh repaint. Light overspray on door panel edges. Recently reskinned roof, with uneven overlapping edges on A-pillars, sealant somewhat sloppy around new replacement windshield. mufflers and rear air shocks. Aftermarket radiator fan, ignition system, and oversized wheels. Optional a/c, Twin Grip differential, and AM/ FM. Go-Pack and cold air induction added post-factory. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,755. As the original two-seat AMX became extinct in 1970, that name became the top-performance option for the Javelin. While the Go-Pack performance option also moved to the Javelin, it was only available on the 401-ci engine. The reserve was dropped at the end of bidding for a market-correct sale on this cruise-night special. #F177-1971 CHEVROLET C-10 Cheyenne Super pickup. S/N CE141F623553. Poppy Red & light tan/tan vinyl. Odo: 2,452 miles. High-qual body and paint work, done in a non-stock combination to the tastes of the 68-year-old former owner. Bed floor has tons of fisheyes. New Pilkington windshield. Solid door fit, even if the gaps seem a bit wide. Allreproduction brightwork. All-reproduction interior soft trim, slightly off-hue from the hard vinyl. Modern tape deck and seat belts. Clean, stock-looking engine bay. Fitted with factory- along arm rests. Optional 429 Cobra Jet with Ram Air, C6 automatic, Traction-Lok diff, power steering and front disc brakes, Convenience group, SelectAire a/c, AM/FM, console, tilt column with Rim-Blow wheel, rear window defroster, and Magnum 500 wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,400. This has to be one of the most heavily loaded Mustangs out here—the original window sticker was filled to the bottom. That, along with having one of the last of the big-blocks in a Mustang, plus the over-the-top restoration, brought a just over-the-top selling price. Bidding stalled at $34,500, but a sale was put together postblock. #S89-1974 PONTIAC FIREBIRD Formula coupe. S/N 2U87T4N161188. Buccaneer Red/black vinyl. Odo: 83,927 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. One-owner car, restored in ‘94. Older engine rebuild with circa-1972 heads. Repaint and re-striping present well, some overspray in crevices. Non-OEM replacement windshield. Less-than-perfect fitment of repop upholstery. Older aftermarket speakers in rear parcel shelf, modern DINmount stereo in dash. Recent engine bay fluffup, but not quite to show standards. Factory Newer repro seats, rest of interior mostly original with slight “old car smell.” Modern stereo beneath original radio. Driver's window crank keeps falling off. Equipped with hood tach, console, power steering and brakes, and Rally II wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,500. Said to be one of 1,986 455-ci GTO hard tops in 1970. While this looked pretty decent from ten feet, it would really have benefited from a detailing. Still, the reserve was easily passed at $22k for a respectable sale. 94 style a/c, power steering and brakes, tilt column, and bucket seats with console. ‘80s-era Rally truck wheels shod with radials. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,475. While not entirely stock, it was a nice build and actually the closest to stock for a 1967–1972 Chevy truck at this sale. Not a bargain, but you certainly couldn't build one this good for this price, so call it a respectable buy nonetheless. #S128-1971 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 fastback. S/N 1F05J122221. Light pewter metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 25,589 miles. 429-ci optional M21 4-speed, power steering and front discs, console, AM/FM, Rally clock, and Rally II wheels, all verified by PHS. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,105. Unlike second-generation Z/28s and Trans Ams, Formulas have continued to hold their own over the last few years, and a few have even gone up a bit in value. This would be more due to the T/A crowd figuring out that the Formulas were just as formidable but with less flash. This had just enough of the right options and life-long provenance to make it a respectable buy. Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City #F209-1980 PONTIAC FIREBIRD Turbo Indy Pace Car coupe. S/N 2X87TAN126632. White & gunmetal/gray cloth. miles. 301-ci turbocharged V8, auto. Original paint and graphics, typically baked off on hood along scoop, light chipping on edges of stock wheels. Dusty but generally stock underhood, but replacement carb and alternator. Heavier wear on driver's seat, but rest of interior in good condition. Both door lock plungers only have the bare metal threaded rod. Aftermarket stereo system, with speakers cut into rear seat kick panels. Light crazing on gauge faces. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,250. Why #F258-1992 OLDSMOBILE CUSTOM CRUISER wagon. S/N 1G3BP8370NW302212. White/blue leather. Odo: 190,995 miles. 350-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Optional 350, electronic climate control, automatic leveling control, and AM/FM/cassette stereo. While the first option seems to run fine, the second one is temperamental, third is dead (compressors always seem to die early on these), and fourth is flakey. Good original paint sheen, but lots of road chips. Rear hatch opens, driven on gravel roads, based on how deeply embedded the dust and dirt was throughout the car. Having been run hard and put away damp, the reserve was off by $21k, so good luck to the buyer. Collector #F55-1996 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Edition coupe. 1G1YY2259T5108150. Silver/gray leather. Odo: 57,828 miles. 350-ci 330-hp fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Mellowing original paint. More soiling than wear on seats and carpeting, more wear than soiling on steering wheel. Tidy but not show-worthy under the hood, with an older replacement AC Delco battery. Dusty original S/N Pontiac is now dead, part 1: “Tell those engineers to put that turbo on the top of our smallest and least reliable V8—not alongside or beneath. I don't care if it's too close to the hood, put a heat shield on it or something. And don't worry that the exhaust intake pipe for the turbo runs right next to the a/c compressor, I'm sure it'll be fine...” This is one car that would actually be logical to drop a 400 or 455 into. Worth the money paid today because it was mostly original and hadn't gone up in flames yet. #F78-1981 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 1G1AP87H1BN118034. Dark blue/blue cloth & vinyl. Odo: 56,456 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Newer, better quality repaint and stripe application. Newer replacement windshield. Well reupholstered seats. Out-of-car poorly masked-off rattle-can repaint of rebuilt motor, ill-fitting wiring, and but dual-action tailgate is stuck. Less interior wear than expected, glove box door won't latch. ABS light stays on, meaning the brakes work, but the ABS pulsator pump is dead. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $3,700. This was a dead ringer for my former auction road-trip car (except, of course, for the rims). I really liked mine, and it served me well, but I dumped it on SCM contributor Stu Lenzke (who owns all three generations of Custom Cruiser wagons), because with 198k on the clock, the little things were getting to me—like the ABS light staying on, the glove box not latching, finicky tailgate, etc. This had me waxing nostalgic and contemplating a bid, until I remembered why I got rid of mine. Even the $3,500 reserve was way over the money. roadster. #S15.1-1995 DODGE VIPER RT/10 S/N 1B3BR65E7SV200547. Black/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 29,982 miles. 488-ci fuel-injected V10, 6-sp. Miles actual and not gently acquired. Patchwork older repaint, now pretty evenly scuffed up and dulled. Hood side emblems gone. Chrome peeling off wheels. Chunks missing from driver's door seal. Dust permeating seat seams, gauges, carpeting, and weather seal gaps. Heavier steering wheel and shift knob wear. undercarriage. Optional LT4 motor, dealer accessory color-keyed mudguards. Aftermarket black plastic door sill carpet protectors. Higher performance Goodyears on the stock rims, which now show heavier wear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,310. Unlike the Grand Sport, the Collector Edition came equipped with the base engine as standard, with the LT4 available only as an upgrade. The seller wisely dropped his reserve at $13k, and buyers unwisely bid twice more beyond that. #S156-2003 G-FORCE GF-10 racer. S/N GF10001TRD. Red & white/carbon fiber. Campaigned in the 2003 IRL series by the Chip Ganassi Target/Toyota team, primarily as a test car driven by Tomas Scheckter. After retirement, bodywork was redone to race configuration, with no track rash and virtually no wear. Suspension components do show some light corrosion, as do the wheel lock nuts. No attempt made to remove the engine cowling or start motor—and no claims of operability—but no input line for washer pump. Originally a factory a/c car, but most underhood components have been removed. Newer gas tank and exhaust system. Air induction hood, 4-speed, power steering, brakes, and windows, T-tops, console, tilt column, and five-hole alloy wheels. Aftermarket plastic mudguards, CD player. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,575. While a welloptioned example, the devil is in the details, and the details were lacking. I'd call this “thrown-back-together,” as “restored” would be a little too complimentary a term. The reserve was off at $13k, and considering that second-generation F-bodies are in a state of flux in the market right now, more than enough was paid here. 96 Heavier gouging around the top latching points. Hood won't open, even at the hands of experienced Mecum staff, but engine does run out well, so there's no desperate rush to get the hood working. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $24,380. Read the car's description form, “Very fast and very scary.” I'll certainly agree with the latter point. I got the feeling that this was mostly based on gait of the car, it definitely has a motor in it. Fitted seat and safety harness still in place. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,380. It was alluded to that the car's best finish was fourth place at the 2003 Indy 500, piloted by Scheckter—son of the 1979 F1 champ Jody Scheckter. However, it wasn't explicitly stated that the car actually ran at Indy. The consignor focused instead on the claim that the car had not been crashed, since Tomas had a tendency to wreck cars during his only season with Ganassi. A bit fresh for vintage racing, and from the era of the IRL versus CART squabbles, so enough was spent here. © Sports Car Market

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Branson Branson, MO The Branson Auction By far, the majority of the consignments at this year's event were quality cars that would easily be catalog featured cars at any of the major auction companies Company The Branson Auction Date April 8–9, 2011 Location Branson, MO Auctioneer Mark Gellman, Joseph Mast & Andrew Assiter Automotive lots sold / offered 143/271 Sales rate 53% Sales total $3,247,493 High sale 1934 Cadillac Model 370-D V12 convertible sedan—$186,060 Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson & Dean Merrell Market opinions in italics H aving seen past reports of the Branson Auction, I had gathered that it was a well-run event that draws a good mix of cars, but I don't always believe what I read. I had always had an interest of taking a road trip to cover the event, and this year, my fellow BMW enthusiast friend Dean Merrell and his wife Connie invited me to their recently purchased retirement home in the area. I now had my chance. Despite my growing up in the rural Midwest, the Branson, MO 1934 Cadillac Model 370-D V12 convertible sedan, sold at $186,060 Buyer's premium 8%, included in sold pricess Indeed, quite a few were past acquaintances from other venues, working on their frequent flyer miles. The top sale of the weekend was a 1934 Cadillac series 370-D V12 Fleetwood- bodied convertible sedan that had won its class at the Amelia Island Concours shortly before crossing the block here. Seeing strong bidding on the car, the SCM Platinum consignor elected to release the reserve for a market-correct sale at $186,060. Far and away not the only piece of CCCA Big Iron out here, other Full Classics included a one-off Brunn-bodied 1938 Lincoln K, a 1936 Cord 810 converted into a 1937 supercharged 812, and a 1929 Auburn 8-90 convertible coupe. While I earlier made light of Camaros, one certainly got the last laugh. A well- whole Branson thing about being a Bible-belt version of Las Vegas with Baptist churches instead of casinos put me off and made me wonder if the auction was really going to be as good as I had read. Surely, I figured, in redneck vacationland, most of the auction had to consist of Bondo-filled Camaros with NASCAR bumper stickers on rattle-can repaints with a few choice cars thrown in for eyeball appeal. But upon arrival, I was quickly proved wrong. Jim and Kathy Cox produce a top-notch high-quality event that would fit into place if it were transplanted to Amelia Island during the concours weekend. It's a high-class operation all the way. By far, the majority of the consignments at this year's event were quality cars that would easily be catalog featured cars at any of the major auction companies. 98 restored LeMans Blue 1969 Z/28 crossed the block on Saturday afternoon and slowly worked its way up to a $53k bid. Just as I was nearly lulled into taking a nap with the lack of activity up to that point, the reserve was dropped, and the bidders went after it like it was the last Z/28 left on the planet with its original DZ-coded engine. I thought for sure it would end at $60k. Nope. And by now crowd was whipped into a frenzy. Sales Totals It topped $65k, which is well above the current market, but didn't stop until it was hammered sold at $70,000—a level that harkens back to strong market pricing of just a few years ago. Sales totals at the spring sale fell slightly to $3.2m from last year's $3.6m, but the sales percentage did see a boost, moving from 48% in 2010 to 53% this year. No matter how you shake it, judging by the interest and the prices achieved at this year's event, the market was alive and well in Branson, MO. ♦ $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

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Branson Branson, MO ENGLISH #536-1950 AUSTIN A90 ATLANTIC convertible. S/N BD2L66129. Light blue/dark blue cloth/dark blue vinyl. Odo: 25,893 miles. Bare-body restoration a few years ago, now showing some light wear. High quality repaint on all metal surfaces, with some light polishing scratches. Fully rechromed, including some pieces with old pitting. White fender welting starting to yellow. Windshield seals lifting slightly on side corner glass (it's a three-piece windshield). Excellent top fit. Detailed upholstery work, including replating embossed logos on door panels. Yellowing plastic dashboard knobs and trim. Equipped with trafficators. Runs out like a tractor. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $48,060. Last seen at Auctions America's September 2010 inaugural sale in Auburn, where they wanted $50k and it was a no-sale at $34k (SCM# 166171). Seller's seven or so months of patience was worth about $14k, minus fees. #534-1952 MG TD Mk II roadster. S/N PAGTD2LHX13395. Light yellow/tan cloth/black leather. Odo: 31,091 miles. Restored in 2002 with complete mechanical rebuild, new interior, new electrical system, extensive use of stainless fasteners, and bare body repaint. Body and fender paint presents nicely, but door hinges painted in antique bronze to weak standard. Most chrome expertly sion and driveline components. Fitted with fresh radials on repainted rims. Newer upholstery, with better work done on seats than door panels. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $9,500. The car was at this venue three years ago in April 2008, not selling for $13,000 (SCM# 116275). I could not find a body tag, so I couldn't justify calling it an Oxford Traveler—especially since the Oxford was an earlier four-door model. Any woodie should pull down over $10k, even if it's a dead sled, so seller was wise to keep it. #231-1958 TRIUMPH TR3 roadster. S/N TS40095L. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 39,181 miles. Good external repaint, although the firewall shows some pitting beneath it. Older chrome replating quite presentable. While the engine compartment is clean and tidy, the wiring has been added to and updated, along with a modern battery. Reupholstered seat and top from a reproduction kit, well fitted Presentable older interior redo, showing overall light wear. Gauge cluster, glovebox door, and radio-delete blanking plate are of different grain than rest of wood. Fitted with trafficators—painted into place. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,880. A rarely seen example of an MG that's definitely not a “chick Magnette.” The same engine as a TF, with about 500 more pounds of four-door body to haul around—about as sexy as a Ford Popular and just as much of a dog. Since the market for these is mostly just MG collectors looking to fill spots, this was marketpriced. #609-1962 JAGUAR MK II 4-dr sedan. S/N P178663BW. Green metallic/black leather. Odo: 59,918 miles. Claimed to have been professionally restored a few years ago for over $50k. Expert body prep and paint application, although there is a half-dollar sized section of light blistering near center of hood. Bumpers and most trim replated, but with some light corrosion on the vent window frames. Engine bay dusty, plug wires bound with tie-wraps, coil has some less-than-professional additional wiring. Odo: 21,501 miles. U.K. spec from new, fitted with trafficators. Newer British theft deterrent decal in windshield, so it's a more recent import. Fair repaint and revarnish job on the wood. Some polishing compound present in panel gaps and within emblems. Very tidy engine bay, which is authentically restored. Quite grubby underneath, with original rusty suspen- rebuilt within past year. Very tidy underhood and generally correct, apart from new Interstate battery and universal-fit flex radiator hoses. and showing minimal wear. Older rattle-can replated. Like-new passenger's seat, driver's lightly flattening and wrinkling. Well refinished dash wood. Side windows starting to show light yellowing. Generally tidy under the hood and under the car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $20,790. One of nearly 1,700 Mark II variants from the final years of TD production. Selling price was about right for this slightly above-average example. #537-1957 MORRIS MINOR 1000 Traveler wagon. S/N FLA11514849. Black and varnished wood/burgundy leather. RHD. 100 gloss black on the undercarriage, including a newer touch-up with overspray on the rusty exhaust pipes. Equipped with steel disc wheels shod with radial tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,448. The auctioneer declared, “We're gonna sell it when it hits $10,500.” It made that price and then garnered another bid. A pretty decent deal for the buyer, but the seller shouldn't grumble. #538-1959 MG MAGNETTE Mk III 4-dr sedan. S/N 15GCUH14256. British Racing Green/tan leather. Odo: 40,028 miles. Older presentable repaint. Very tidy fog light mounts on front bumper guards. Windshield locking trim strip yellowing with age. Receipts indicate brakes, carburetors, and fuel pump all Reupholstered interior showing some wear since redo. Driver's seat is wrinkling due to padding compaction. Revarnished wood presents well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,600. Purchased by the consigning dealer for $16,308 at Silver's Ft. McDowell auction a few months earlier in January 2011 (SCM# 168765). He must not have had any bites on it over the winter, as he was more than happy to flip it for a modest profit, dropping the reserve when the bidding ceased. #540-1967 TRIUMPH TR4A IRS con- vertible. S/N CTC75839. Brooklands Green/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 57,105 miles. Respectable older repaint, but chrome heavily crazed all around. Wonderfully worn interior, with a hint of old burnt oil wafting in the air. Good newer seat upholstery, but poorfitting pinch-weld molding. Cracking dash Sports Car Market

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Branson Branson, MO wood, bent tuner shaft, and missing knobs on radio. Tidy and stock underhood. Exhaust system is so new that rust has yet to form on the and seats. Newer door panel re-dye job, with overspray on door latches. Pedal pad for clutch welds. Still, it runs out like a Farmall Super H (and I was not the only one to make that connection, either). Newer radial tires mounted on gray-painted stamped steel wheels. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,690. Last seen at the December 2010 Auctions America by RM sale in Raleigh, NC, bringing a virtually identical price of $12,420 (SCM# 168448). Overall, a realistic price realized on a final year TR4A, even with the independent rear suspension. #522-1969 LAND ROVER SERIES II A SUV. S/N 24135349F. Dark blue/white paint/dark gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 25,702 miles. U.K.-spec with plate still attached. Expired Dept. of Defense sticker on dashboard suggests it was privately imported by a G.I. Older repaint, apparently done by someone not familiar with painting sheet aluminum, chipping off nearly all screws, bolts, rivets, and panel seams. Equipped with Braden frontmounted winch, with Nylon rope in lieu of steel cable. Crudely upholstered in outdoor- shows very heavy wear. DIN-mount stereo in center console. Topical engine bay cleanup. Painted wire wheels, with chrome knockoffs and radial tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,020. As 1972 was the final year for an all-chromebumper MGB, the consigning dealer held out on it until the last minute, cutting it loose at the end of bidding. Higher end of retail pricing, but not totally outrageous for the condition. FRENCH #622-1971 CITROEN 2CV “Fourgonnette” delivery van. S/N 02AK1888. Yellow/gray & brown cloth. Odo: 85,344 miles. European specification, complete with French license plates and French yellow headlamps. Clamed to have been restored “not long ago” by Citroën specialists 2CV Centre of England. Inconsistent repaint—some panels are pristine and glossy, others wavy with heavy orange peel. Lesserquality masking around the weight-rating decal on the right front fender. Patio-grade carpeting added to rear compartment floor and lower sides. Water-stained seat pads, easily seen from grade carpeting on the floors and doors. Aftermarket steering wheel. Fitted with a modern electric fan in front of the radiator. No reserve. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $6,804. Last sold for $9,900 at Fall Carlisle 2010 (SCM# 165960). Panel truck variations were not officially imported to the U.S. This example would likely cure Publisher Martin's current Landie infatuation. But then again, he has also expressed a closet interest in tractors. With the diesel engine, this really seemed like a multipassenger farm implement. #277-1972 MGB convertible. S/N GHN5UC280676G. British Racing Green/tan vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 95,570 miles. Newer quickie repaint, with some red overspray in various areas. Newer average-quality bumper replating. Slight door sag. Union Jack decal on rear valance. Older replacement top, carpet, 102 the rear through the stock lawn-chair-style seat frames. Newer rubber floor mat on passenger's compartment. Heavier steering wheel wear and soiling. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,230. This has been on the SCM radar a couple of times since last fall, including one of our own reporters selling it to today's consigning dealer. There were enough Francophiles in the crowd to keep it going with great aplomb, once the reserve was surmounted at $10k. We'll keep an eye out to see if it keeps playing leapfrog. GERMAN #552-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 SEB convertible. S/N 12803011003456. Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 44,206 miles. Showquality paint over excellent body prep. Betterthan-stock door and panel fit. However, several items were painted over in the door jambs— such as the dome light switch—that should've Sports Car Market

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Branson Branson, MO been masked off. Rechromed brightwork is authentically muted. Could stand to have an engine-out detailing of powertrain and underhood. Thick undercoating is quite dusty. Very presentable older upholstery work and wood refinishing, with the former starting to show some light soiling. Fitted with accessory driving lamps. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $72,900. As-is, this would be a best-in-show at a local hoods-closed car show. To get it concoursready—which it deserves—it will need some quality time in a detailing shop. To call it a “driver” is a cop-out, as real-deal Ponton cabriolets are just too rare. The reserve was lifted at $67k, garnering one more bid to get it sold. #506-1966 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE sedan. S/N 116580069. Sea Blue/Platinum vinyl. Odo: 50,991 miles. Older very presentable repaint. Expertly fitted repro interior, with light scuffing from use. Clean motor, but far from stock. Rusty non-stock collector-type exhaust system, sagging precariously. Voltage regulator on firewall looks like something out of a high school basic electronics class. Aftermarket roof rack, shifter, EMPI door sill where they were partially redone. Crimp connectors used in several places in the trunk. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,940. While the color was really a deep burgundy, it came off as more of a chocolate brown, like it or hate it. Going past $30k may not have been called for, but the seller should be pleased. #514-1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING con- vertible. S/N 1842221647. Orange/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 99,072 miles. True to its color, with extensive orange peel. Faded, dinged bumpers. Original or older weathered top, but with new plastic windows laid over it and haphazardly stitched on. Clean and generally stock motor. Aftermarket exhaust, with some curb damage on the stainless tips. Generally tidy undercarriage. Higher-than- stock suspension height. Aftermarket roll bars. Non-OEM bungee cord rear door latching sys- seams that are starting to split. Light musty smell. DIN-mount stereo displaces stock sound system, both in dash and in rear parcel shelf. Newer Kumho radials on stock five-spoke alloy wheels. Kept up but not spectacular engine bay, used-car-grade undercarriage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,580. One of the locals made the point of showing off his sophistication by pointing out this “Tiegra” numerous times, including to his kids. Thank you, sir, for the continued enlightenment of our nation. The reserve on this Tiegra was met at $11,250 and kept going from there. ITALIAN #542-1974 MASERATI MERAK coupe. S/N AM1221398. Silver/red leather. Odo: 2,694 miles. Odd blistering over left front fender beneath older repaint. Dry-rotted and loose-fitting passenger's side window frame seals. Heavy sheen on front bumpers, which appear to have been buffed with a wire wheel. Newer economy battery in a generally stock, topically cleaned up engine bay. Generally clean undercarriage, though mufflers are starting to rot out at the seams. Recent seat and door panel re-dye, with light-to-moderate trim, Bugpack shifter, stereo, speakers, and wicker under-dash package shelf. Wider-thanstock chromed wheels shod with radial tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,020. My assistant thought that the repaint was not authentic for 1966, based upon his experience with his father's 1959 Beetle. Sorry, Dean. Sea Blue was dead-on correct for this car, as was the Platinum vinyl. Also dead-on was the selling price. #583-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304212019443. Maroon/maroon hard top & tan soft top/tan leather. Odo: 17,359 miles. U.S.-spec car with U.K. front plate. Good quality repaint, but not better than original. Good original chrome, with light frosting and pitting. Hard top missing left rear window, door window seals loosefitting, since they were not glued into place. Incorrect and downright ugly gunmetal graypainted engine and ancillaries look like dirty cast aluminum. Color shift apparent on seats 104 tem doubles as a cheap two-person rear seat belt. Reupholstered in plain vinyl to good standard. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,960. Last seen at Mecum's 2010 Spring Classic in Indy, then declared sold at $9,500 (SCM# 164509). The seller went to great lengths on the windshield card to describe all of the movies that Things were in, but didn't say a damn thing about this car. If you can't say anything nice... #243-1979 PORSCHE 911 SC Targa. S/N 9119210281. Guards Red/black/black leather. Odo: 100,224 miles. Older, somewhat thick repaint presents well. Engine compartment lid doesn't lie flat across the body, but does latch well and looks very presentable across the rear of the car. While the interior shows light-tomoderate even wear, driver's seat has some seat bottom wrinkling. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $11,070. Last seen at the Kruse Fall Auburn auction in 2006, then selling for near double this price at $21,780 (SCM# 42894). Anything with Citroën SM DNA and no reserve should raise an immediate red flag, especially when the seller is willing to take a 50% hit to make it go away. Probably sold cheap for a number of good reasons, none of which made it a good buy. #580-1983 FERRARI 308 GTSI convert- ible. S/N ZFFMA13A1D0045951. White/black fiberglass/red leather. Odo: 12,994 miles. Miles claimed actual since new and car largely original. Retains original spare, jack and bag, tool roll, owner's manual, and records of service. Newer, non-OEM tires. Minimal nicks and scuffs in original paint. Generally maintained but dusty engine bay. Undercarriage dustier yet. Glossiness of seat leather from light wear and use. Noticeable light wear and soiling of Sports Car Market

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Branson Branson, MO carpeting, despite aftermarket floor mats. Dashpad starting to come loose over late-1980s vintage Kenwood in-dash cassette stereo. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,400. Seen here at Fall Carlisle 2010, then a no-sale at $32k (SCM# 165976). Before crossing the auction block, it played a round of Guess Where My Battery Is, as it needed a jump start. After a while they did find it, and it crossed the block under its own power, with the reserve lifting at $29k. #571-1994 FERRARI 348 GTS convert- ible. S/N ZFFRG43A1ROO98131. Fly Yellow/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 45,368 miles. Stated to have recently had its 30k-mile service, including the engine-out timing belt replacement and new clutch. Appears to have original tires. Light wear and soiling on original interior and paint, even less than expected for the miles. Accessory embroidered floor ample was built. The reserve was lifted when the bidding stopped, so it is now with its third owner since new. #567-1929 AUBURN 8-90 rumble-seat convertible. S/N 2978655. Red & black/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 77,573 miles. Longterm one-family ownership history from late 1940s. Restored in 1970s and again within the last decade. Originally black, but changed colors both times. Certified by the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club in 2006 shortly after it was last restored, it won an ACD First Primary award in 2007. Minimal signs of wear and use since then. Braided steel hose from exhaust TOP 10 No. 2 #563-1934 CADILLAC 370-D V12 convertible. S/N 410303. Gray & black/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 230 miles. When first shown after it was restored in 1994, it won an AACA Senior first place. A month before this auction, it won Best of Class at the Amelia Island concours. Exhaust outlets are canted and not level with the horizon, and the exhaust system shows light oxidation. Aside from that, it shows no appreciable wear and is indeed concours-ready. Fitted with steelcovered dual sidemount spares, roll-down di- mats. Tidy engine bay, but nowhere near showquality. Title in transit. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,480. Due to the engine-out service intervals, 348s suffers rapid depreciation. Even if they've been kept up like this car, the rest of them pull values down for the whole fleet. We have pretty much reached the point where 348s are being surpassed in value by the comparatively easy-to-maintain 308s. AMERICAN #528-1928 LOCOMOBILE 8-70 4-dr sedan. S/N 13497110835. Burgundy/black leatherette/brown striped broadcloth. Odo: 66,672 miles. In one family until acquired by seller in 1987. Stated to have had a frame-off restoration in 1997. Lacquer repaint cracking throughout car, but still maintains an authentic sheen. Original brightwork cloudy. Far nicer interior, authentically and expertly reupholstered. Powertrain serviced within the last year, and said to function without issue. Fuel system is augmented by a modern electric pump, nearly silent in operation. Painted wood spoke wheels shod with older period-style white- manifold to tailpipe. Appears to have black electrical tape wrapped around steering wheel rim. Fitted with Trippe lights up front, cowl lamps, and a wood-slat trunk rack. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $83,700. This Auburn attended its first car show in 1956—long before it was mainstream and popular, with most old car guys being considered one step above eccentric. Market spot-on price, although it's doubtful that the second owner will also have it for over six decades. TOP 10 No. 6 BEST BUY #541-1932 PACKARD EIGHT Series 902 convertible. S/N 343281. Dove Gray & maroon/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 95,684 miles. Pleasantly authentic restoration completed in 2007. Paint and chrome still pleasing, but not quite concours. Use of Phillips head screws to secure wood door trim is seven model years too early. Very rough drip rail channel for the rumble seat, rust scale appar- vider window, and removable trunk. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $186,060. To keep interest in the multi-cylinder Cadillacs, Harley Earl went with a lighter, more aerodynamic styling theme, defined by the bi-wing-style bumpers, to attract the few younger buyers that were both willing and able to spend more than an average house price for a car during the Depression. While sales continued to be predictably meager, 1934 was an all-time high-water mark for Caddy styling. Reserve was lifted just as the car left the block, yielding the high sale of the auction and a logical open Full Classic price. #549-1936 CORD 810 812 SC conversion convertible. S/N 1984H. Light yellow/black cloth/maroon leather. Odo: 5,365 miles. Originally a 1936 model 810, rebuilt with late 1937 supercharged engine and interior trim, and retitled as a 1937—in the 1980s. Highly presentable repaint. Large fish-eye lenses stuck onto the latter-day cowl mirrors. Highly presentable older seat leather and door panels. Newer pull latch-type seat belts with color-co- walls. Fitted with Locomobile-branded MotoMeter. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $24,840. After 1922, Locomobile was bought out by William Durant to become the high-end marque for his second automotive empire, which included the Star, Flint, and Durant nameplates. Locomobile only lasted another year beyond when this ex- 106 ently painted over. Very light wear starting on seat leather and carpeting. Fitted with dual sidemount spares with painted metal covers, Goddess of Speed hood ornament, grille guard, single Pilot Ray lamp connected to steering gear, and Ride Control with the later-version knob. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $135,000. In one of the only recalls in Packard's history, the knobs for the new-for-1932 Ride Control were changed out when their conservative and genteel customers took umbrage at the labels which read “IN HARD—OUT SOFT.” Was a no-sale on the block at $125k, but a post-block sale came together later. ordinated Nylon webbing. Engine bay clean and correct, save for modern aftermarket air cleaner. Fitted with period-style fog lamps and modern turn signals mounted on ends of bumpers. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $105,000. Stated to be certified by the ACD Club—certified as what, they didn't say. Reserve was reportedly $135k, but considering the complex story and near-replica status, I'm surprised bidding went this high. #511-1950 FORD CUSTOM DELUXE convertible. S/N B0LB151479. Sportsman's Green/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 59,022 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Newer quick restoration, showing overall light use. Paint and panel Sports Car Market

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Branson Branson, MO fit no worse than original build quality. Chrome looks like a good older replate. Expertly retrimmed door panels and seats in the stock pattern. New rubber floor mat, showing no wear or soiling at all. Tidy and generally stock under shows some sanding scratches beneath it on the hood. Bumpers have also been redone some time in the past few years. Period California Highway Patrol inspection sticker in the wind- the hood. Very tidy and equally stock undercarriage, with a shiny new gas tank. Dealer accessory dashboard clock. Stock steel wheels, shod with modern radial wide whitewall tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,500. I bet the upholstery was originally leather in the same green as the interior and dash. My uncle bought a '50 Ford convertible (which his son still owns) that's black with this same green paint interior and matching light green leather. My cousin wants to authentically restore it, but the new green leather is around $10k, compared with under $5k for black, tan, or red. Based on this auction result, I'll let cousin Rob know to stay the course and do it right, for maximum return on my uncle's $500 investment. #612-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 Sunliner convertible. S/N D7FC3135717. Gunmetal Gray & Coral Sand/dark gray cloth/black & white vinyl. Odo: 66,142 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fresh restoration to better-than-original build quality. Mostly reproduction trim, with some light wrinkling of gold tone side trim. Nearly flawless repaint, including engine bay. Modern battery, screwtype hose clamps, and stained master cylinder keep it from being show ready. All reproduction interior upholstery and top, with the carpet showing light soiling. Equipped with power shield. Stated to have had a “partial interior restoration,” and from what I can tell, the seat upholstery and door panels have been redone. Period accessory seat belts. It has enough of the original in it to have a slightly musty smell. Lightly paint-detailed engine bay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,960. This was very unique in that it had the early model year optional column shift—available only in the Ford platformbased Ranger and Pacer series, according to our resident Edsel guru Phil Skinner—rather than the usual Tele-Touch automatic. With the reserve dropped at the last bid, well bought. #584-1966 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. S/N 242176P175814. Silver/black vinyl/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 14,696 miles. 400-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Said to be PHSverified, but no documentation displayed with car. Better-than-average trim-off repaint. Generally even panel gaps, although both of the forward door gaps are notably wider than all the others. Mismatched headlights. Fresh re-dye job on the older repop seat vinyl and door panels. Currently fitted with Tri-Power, a/c, power steering and brakes, and center con- ratio 12-bolt Positraction diff, power brakes, D80 Spoiler Package, and Rally wheels. Hurst shifter with heavily yellowed knob and ‘80s Sony AM/FM/tape deck. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $75,600. Just when I thought that this was going to die on the auction block at $53k, the reserve was lifted and the bidding took off like a rocket. #553-1969 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 9F02R481404. Red & gold/white deluxe vinyl. Odo: 25,733 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Authentically restored to original configuration, retaining original powertrain. Betterthan-original paint, panel fit, and decal placement. OEM-grade bumper replate. Fully restored interior, with light soiling and minimal wear on front seat-bottoms. Glove box door steering, AM radio, fender skirts, grille guard, and “hockey stick” rocker panel moldings. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $37,800. Authentically restored in the oh-so-'50s original color combination, according to the body dataplate—including the rarely-seen dark gray top (although the original was vinyl and not Haartz cloth). The reserve was lifted when the bidding ran dry, showing that the seller knew this was big money. Same-year Bel Airs routinely bring double this amount. #249-1958 EDSEL VILLAGER 9-pas- senger wagon. S/N W8RT701280. Spring Green & Snow White/aqua & white vinyl. Odo: 43,679 miles. 361-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Wears a newer acrylic-looking repaint, but 108 sole. Aftermarket wood rim steering wheel, triple pack under dashboard gauges, and shifter. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $25,500. Anyone notice how folks like to say that their car has been checked out by PHS or the Chrysler registry, yet won't reveal the results? Care to guess if this Goat originally was a base-engine car with an automatic? The lack of bidder interest suggests I wasn't the only one making such conjectures. #587-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 124379N658991. LeMans Blue & white/ivory vinyl. Odo: 38,220 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Recent bare-body restoration with flawless repaint. Incorrect modern battery cables and ends, although battery is an authentic reproduction. Wal-Mart-grade plastic in-line fuel filter. Otherwise, show-quality engine bay and undercarriage. New repop upholstery and carpet, although original dashboard is dusty and dingy. Optional Cowl Induction, 3.07 signed by Carroll Shelby. Swap out the generic battery, and engine bay would be concoursready. Stock five-spoke alloys on repro Polyglas tires. Optional 3.91-ratio Drag Pack and AM radio, confirmed by Marti Report. Full ownership in Shelby registry. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $105,000. It's getting to the point where we can almost deduct value if a '60s Shelby Mustang doesn't have ol' Shel's autograph on it somewhere. Last seen at Mecum's Kissimmee auction in January, then a bit more distressed than presented here, and a no-sale at $71,000 (SCM# 158009). Being one of those cars that took a big hit over the last few years, values are currently cast in Jell-O. But suffice it to say that top bid was under the money for such a stellar example. #306-1970 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 fastback. S/N 0F05M202380. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 89,070 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older thick color change repaint from Grabber Orange, buffed out reasonably well, but with lesser masking in door jambs and base of windshield. Older replacement windshield, with Sports Car Market

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Branson Branson, MO glue oozing in corner. Heavier cracking and repaint work on the driver's door panel armrest. Older repop interior soft trim. '80s-era AM/FM/tape deck. Optional power steering, power front disc brakes, rear deck spoiler, and rear window louvers. Magnum 500 wheels on newer radial tires. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $24,500. One would have to figure that the previous repaint was also in Resale Red; whoever painted over the rarer and more desirable Grabber Orange deserves the Bonehead Award. A garden-variety bid for a garden-variety small-block Mach. #261-1976 FORD BRONCO RANGER SUV. S/N U15GLB59408. Brown metallic & white/white fiberglass/tan vinyl & gray cloth. Odo: 72,437 miles. Lousy old repaint with orange peel on every panel, paint seepage under the masking along striping. Auxiliary turn signals mounted behind grille. Newer carpeting, but original door panels and seat upholstery show significant wear, especially the driver's seat. Old bias-ply snow tires and original wheel covers. Optional a/c and auto tranny. Period accessory auxiliary fuel tank, AM/FM/8-track, and whip antenna. Title in transit. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $11,340. The reserve was off by $9,500 and the bidding kept going full-steamahead. Sure, it was generally rust-free and had uncut rear wheelwells, but what was original was too worn out, and what was new was poorly done. Hard to call this well bought. #295-1979 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 1Q87L9N606847. Silver/red vinyl. Odo: 31,083 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Heavy masking lines on average repaint. Light sanding scratches on edges of most trim. Better repop graphics application. Heavily sunfaded and -crazed taillights and lenses. New non-OEM windshield. Newer engine repaint and cleanup. Aftermarket ignition wiring. Newer rattle-can undercoating. New seat upholstery, with interior vinyl re-dyed at various with non-authentic generic knobs. Original purchase agreement included. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,530. The consignor's descriptions were crafted to give the impression that the indicated miles were actual, but if that was right, it must have been kept outside for most of its existence before being repainted, restriped, and gutted. As the '57 Plymouth buried in Tulsa proved, low miles and mint condition are not necessarily synonymous. Judging by this selling price, not many were fooled. #302-1990 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR-1 coupe. S/N 1G1YZ23J015800399. Red/red leather. Odo: 21,953 miles. 350-ci 375-hp fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. OEM-quality paint, with some overspray on rear undercarriage and no other indications of respray. NonOEM replacement performance tires. Tidy and lightly worn enough to believe the 21,953 miles on the odometer. Clean engine bay, dusty levels of quality. Optional a/c, power steering and brakes, tilt column, and AM/FM/8-track undercarriage. Photocopy of original window sticker from when it was sold new by Kenny Kent Chevrolet of Evansville, IN, confirms that the only options were tinted roof panel and electronic climate control. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,140. While not a smoking-hot deal, this was still worthwhile for a first-year ZR-1, in one of the most desirable color combinations. Well bought and well sold. #501-1994 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1G1YY32P4R5113496. Polo White/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 100,949 miles. 350-ci 300-hp fuel-injected V8, auto. Claimed to be a two-owner car from new. Decent original paint, buffed out over older touch-ups. Half-inch long crack in the body along rear valance. K&N air filter decal on intake plenum. Older washed-off engine bay, now starting to show light dust. Heavy undercarriage dust, with dings and buckling of original mufflers. Lighter interior wear for indicated miles. Interior saturated in ArmorAll, with drips showing. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,856. When it crossed the block, it was disclosed that CARFAX indicated an “odometer inconsistency.” Pretty much a garden variety used car. Reserve was dropped at $8,100 for a marketcorrect sale. © 110 Sports Car Market

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Auctions America by RM Carlisle, PA Spring Carlisle Auction RM brought some of their clientele into the picture, and those people offered some very good quality lots not often seen in Carlisle Company Auctions America by RM Date April 28-30, 2011 Location Carlisle, PA Auctioneer Jeffrey Knosp and Brent Earlywine Automotive lots sold / offered 149/272 Sales rate 55% Sales total $2,727,594 High sale 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback, sold at $79,750 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider 2000 Veloce convertible—$14,575 Report and photos by Chip Lamb Market opinions in italics F or the last several years, Carlisle has put on its own auctions just across the street from their worldrenowned Carlisle swap-meets. And during that time, it's been my pleasure to attend and report on Carlisle's auctions, as they always featured interesting lots, and the staff always provided a feeling of family and hospitality that's hard to find in this business. RM subsidiary Auctions America took over the former Kruse auction park and fairgrounds in Auburn, Indiana last year. And with all that space now available, RM suddenly needed swap meet expertise to fill the Auburn grounds during several pivotal weekends each year. So it made perfect sense for Rob Myers and Auctions America director Donnie Gould to join together with Carlisle Events. An agreement was reached in which Carlisle would run Auctions America's Auburn swap meets, while Auctions America would take over the responsibilities for Carlisle's twice-annual Expo Center auctions. Seeing the Expo Center's parking lot set with tents for the first time and a different outfit running the show (in cooperation with many Carlisle staffers) was a big change for me, and, I am sure, for many regular Carlisle auction participants. Auctions America also doubled the buyer's premium and nearly doubled the seller's fees (bringing them in line with industry standards), making it clear that this auction was being run on a stand-alone basis rather 112 than as “fun auction” tied in with the swap meet. These changes did not, however, adversely affect this year's overall results. RM doubtlessly brought some of their clientele into the picture, and those people offered some very good quality lots not often seen at this auction. And in addition to that, Auctions America's stellar organizational skills were evident during the course of the sale. Spread out for the first time over three days instead of the previous auction's two, the flow of cars and people was palpable. High sale honors all came on Saturday, with top spot going to a red 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback that ran early on Saturday evening, hammering sold for $79,750. This was followed by an attractive and correct red 1964 Corvette Fuelie coupe for $63,250 that found new ownership immediately post-block. After that, a 1969 Shelby GT350 fastback cost its new owner just $60,500 all in. Some star lots that failed to find new homes included a 1931 Cadillac Fleetwood roadster at $95,000, an as-new 2009 Corvette ZR1 at $76,000, and an E-Code '57 ‘Earlybird' Ford Thunderbird at a high bid of $72,500. But despite these no-sales, the average sale price approached $20,000, and the overall sales rate was strong at 55%. At the end of the weekend, a grand total of just over $2.7m was achieved for 149 of 272 cars by Auctions America, compared to last year's $2.4m for 124 of 255 lots under the Carlisle flag. And while the feel of the event may have changed slightly, it's hard to argue with results—and the bottom line here is that even under new management, Carlisle is still a great place to buy and sell both high-end collectibles as well as mid-level drivers. ♦ $500k $1m $1.5m $2m $2.5m $3m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices

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Auctions America by RM Carlisle, PA CANADIAN #362-1974 BRICKLIN SV1 coupe. S/N 00041AB4S000768. Safety White/tan vinyl & leather. Odo: 21,312 miles. 360-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Marque-specialist body-off restoration completed a decade or so ago, but sports some original acrylic on bumpers that has crazed. Epoxy finish on body better, with some light feathering. Trim and emblems better than most and comprehensively present. Wheels a bit corroded. Interior very original, driver's seat missing buttons. Engine compartment well-detailed. NH009566. Red/red leather. Odo: 18,765 miles. Unusual well-documented prototype features early fiberglass body that was nicely prepared and restored, only minor surface imperfections and light prep issues hold it back from perfect. Chrome and brightwork stunning. Interior well done but there's no provision for a roof rain gutters. Interior tidy with deluxe seats up front, Fairey Overdrive and more. Engine Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,950. I got the feeling that this consignor was little different than most Bricklin owners—they're all afraid of all the little things, like the vacuum doors malfunctioning, and thus don't use the cars much. However, this was a rare bird with both the AMC 360 and the T10 4-speed manual transmission; most cars were automatics and only the first few had the 360. Not poorly bought. ENGLISH #343-1955 MG TF roadster. S/N HDP463245. Light ivory/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 93,121 miles. Nice older restoration obviously comprehensive but very dated. Paint and brightwork without major defects. Chrome redone, much original brightwork lightly crazed and discolored. Interior very tidy but seats done in a generic American vinyl. Top and tonneau look and fit well. Engine compartment clean but engine detailing needs to be completely redone. roof. Engine compartment tidy but not nearly as well-detailed or prepared as the rest of the car. Wiring scary underhood. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Pages and pages of history were handed out by the attentive husband and wife consignors, and they stayed with the car from the very outset of the preview until it was time for it to cross the block. What I believe held it back was not anything but the reason that Westland made but one of these—it's an unattractive and ungainly piece of work with a disproportionately long wheelbase. High bid was probably generous. #551-1960 MG A 1600 roadster. S/N GHNL69465. Black/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 23,025 miles. High-quality 1977–1978 restoration still looks and feels fresher than most similar jobs done 10 years ago. Mirrorblack finish nearly unmarked, chrome and brightwork exhibit only light pitting. Interior redone but appears more correct than most. Engine claimed to be lightly tuned and retains a near-concours level of detailing. Cond: 2+. compartment very tidy without being over-restored. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,700. A true LHD version from new, this was somebody's money pit redone over the last six years for nearly six figures. Oh well, gotta pay the rent, I guess. I think the Queen still preferred her old 109 that they retired only recently, and she may sneak out and drive a similar example every now and again. The price was steep, but the buyer was pleased with his end of the deal, so I'll say it was more than fair for both parties concerned. #517-1974 AUSTIN MINI COOPER coupe. S/N XL2S1N1070112B. British Racing Green/white/tan leather. Odo: 60,605 miles. Mostly restored and modified from a solid original Mini. Paint finish quality not uniform, with some extra orange peel throughout. Chrome and brightwork a mix of original and aftermarket replacement. Interior fully gutted and redone with wood and aftermarket Cobra bucket seats. Add-on a/c underdash makes for a Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,675. The older bodyoff restoration likely dated to the 1970s and there was some question about the engine, which looked to have been underwater at some point. I suspect it is not original to the car; as is often the case, someone may have had a hotter motor in here and swapped it out when they last sold the car. The price here was absolutely on the money if not a bit strong, so slightly well sold. #583-1958 WESTLAND EMPIRE ARISTOCRAT Prototype roadster. S/N 114 SOLD AT $36,300. Owned by the same enthusiast for the last three and a half decades, this jewel was still winning awards in the span of the last decade at the second and third tier concours level. It had a very good look to it with all the right stuff. It was very good to see one done right and kept well since, so even though this result was well above the current market level, it was still nicely bought. #365-1967 LAND ROVER SERIES IIA 109 wagon. S/N 34300548A. Royal Navy Blue/white safari steel/black vinyl. Odo: 50,617 miles. High-quality respray the toppingoff of a $90,000+ restoration by marque specialist Rovers North and limited only by the typically less-than-straight original metal. New galvanized chassis and inner body still looks fresh, only minor surface corrosion on upper very crowded engine compartment. Not fully detailed or completed. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. Looking sharp but still a bit unfinished around the edges; the performance engine with correct single-point injection in this one was worth the high bid amount. The rest was clearly worth more, so the seller was right to hold out for a higher number. #304-1974 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CF27733U. British Racing Green/tan vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 32,228 miles. Older driver-quality respray, driver's door hinge rough and stop-check broken. Chrome and brightwork original, pitting to diecast and scratch in rear bumper. Right-rear taillamp broken. Newer Moss Motors top and seat covers clean it up a bit, but older carpet could stand to be redone. Engine compartment tidy but strictly a driver-quality presentation. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $8,750. This was said to have Sports Car Market

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Auctions America by RM Carlisle, PA in a garish non-original shade of bright orange. It was not to my taste either and might do better at next month's Import show than it did here among a largely dealer crowd. #601-1979 TRIUMPH TR7 convertible. S/N TCT100186UF. White/black vinyl/tan cloth. Odo: 15,917 miles. Original finish relatively good throughout, although prominent ding on hood and numerous touch-ups detract somewhat. Weatherstripping pretty low miles, but its condition suggested otherwise. Nothing special here against a good field of TRs and other British roadsters on offer, so nobody was particularly motivated to do more than this, especially early on the second day of auction. #312-1975 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CF36202U. Old English White/tan vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 65,974 miles. Possibly original finish with only light touch-ups and a single hand-laid coachstripe down both sides. Nice original chrome and brightwork uniformly well cared for. Interior original, carpet lightly faded, steering wheel crudely wrapped. Engine compartment tidy and very original, rough throughout. Windshield cracked on driver's side. Black vinyl top newer, original interior small details inside the car and the ever-increasing reputation for unreliability in this generation of Rolls-Royce and Bentley—the last one they shared—versus the earlier bodystyle with far fewer electronics and other gizmos. This was a real hot rod for not much money, so I'd call this an excellent buy at this price. lightly faded but intact. Engine compartment undetailed and unrestored but fitted with factory a/c. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,325. These cars survived better than this, so either this was a well-cared-for 115,000 miles, or someone really abused it cosmetically for 16k. Either way, there are a lot better examples out there for similar money. Well sold. #341-1995 JAGUAR XJS convertible. S/N SAJNX2747SC196365. White/tan cloth/magnolia leather. Odo: 83,151 miles. Hood grossly misaligned and rubs left fender at rear of opening. Comprehensive repaint. with recent careful cleaning and maintenance evident. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,525. So it is possible to keep a TR6 nice and original. Fitted with overdrive, tonneau cover and in great survivor-quality shape, this was a home run for the buyer; while cheap, it may still have been the best buy of the entire auction. #307-1978 MG MIDGET convertible. S/N GAN6UJ202126G. Orange/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 60,591 miles. Recent refurbishment not to any great standard. Paint extends to bumpers and is sloppy around panel edges. Deck lid high at rear, rest of panel gaps do not indicate other body damage. Newer top, interior largely old and weathered. Wheels Interior original, light cracking to driver's seat bottom and console wood not unusual. Engine bay tidy with light detailing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,100. That hood alignment and repaint had me thinking front end damage was in this car's past. These cars typically do well at this auction, and despite this one's deficiencies, it was no exception to that rule. Well sold. hastily painted. Engine bay all original apart from a repainted valve cover and airbox. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $2,500. While it ran early on Friday, there was next to zero interest on this little late-model buggy-bumper MG Midget 116 #503-2000 BENTLEY ARNAGE saloon. S/N SCBLC31E4YCX04263. Midnight Blue Metallic/Magnolia leather. Odo: 39,121 miles. Beautiful original finish exhibits only light rash to bumpers and mirrors from use. Chrome and brightwork without complaint. Interior dye loss to steering wheel and driver's seat, some small details don't seem to work as they should. Sports Car Market Chrome and brightwork original and lightly pitted throughout as though car hailed from a high-humidity environment. Cloth top appears newer. Jaguar accessory alloy wheels dull and lightly stained from heavy cleaning attempt. wheels. Moderate wear to driver's seat outer bolster. Engine compartment lightly detailed and clean. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $15,500. One of the last lots on the first short day of sale, this dealer-consigned car just fell on deaf ears, bringing nothing close to the sort of number its consignor expected. Probably would have better luck at a dealer auction. FRENCH #344-1987 CITROËN CX25 PRESTIGE sedan. S/N 1C9CT21S8HH291032. Sable brown metallic/tan leather. Odo: 58,602 miles. Original finish exhibits more than normal signs #169-2003 JAGUAR XJR saloon. S/N SAJDA15B03MF56731. Black/magnolia leather. Odo: 35,305 miles. Original paint with light chips to front bumper and hood the only noticeable flaws. Body straight and sound. Chrome and brightwork lightly scuffed from use and polishing. Factory 18-inch rims unmarked, rubber a bit light, especially on rear Accessory Bentley 18-inch alloys give it an aggressive stance. Engine bay clean and detailed, exhibiting recent care. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $34,100. Not a bad deal if you ignore the

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Auctions America by RM Carlisle, PA of use and wear, including some spotty clearcoat delamination and unwinding light collision damage in right front corner. Rear spoiler dry and nicked. Trim average, wheels very lightly marked. Interior clean though a few buttons are loose and missing in driver's seat, hides not torn. Engine bay clean but absent spare tire and tools. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,960. Sitting all the way on the ground in the preview and jacked up in the front going across the block, it was clear that this was going to be a bit of a work in progress for whoever was fascinated enough with it to buy it. It also didn't want to start and run very well. If this had been one of the turbo cars with a 5-speed that were snuck in around the same time (I used to work on two of them in New Jersey), then there would have been some upside. But as it sat, well sold. GERMAN #520-1950 MERCEDES-BENZ 170S sedan. S/N 13604015975. Black/black cloth/palomino leather. Odo: 35,440 km. Older body-off restoration shows considerable weathering. Paint still crisp with little shrinkage, but chrome and brightwork are starting to pit and even lightly rust. Panel fit excellent. Canvas sunroof not as well done as exquisitely executed interior with all-correct materials. Engine bay faithful to original and not over-detailed. Cond: Beetle sports an older restoration with some light bubbling to the otherwise uniform finish. Chrome redone or replaced, brightwork mixed with rusty vent window frames. Accessory roof rack fitted with an old Hires cooler and a surfboard. Interior comprehensively redone from reproduction sources, dashboard paint looks newer but radio blanking plate missing. Engine compartment tidy, but light fuel leak under carburetor should be addressed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $10,450. Bought on Thursday and inexplicably resold two days later across the block for a few dollars less (lot 586, $10,175). I guess the new owner was out of room on his transport truck. Not a bad deal either time for a nice little runner. #363-1987 BMW M6 coupe. S/N WBAEE1400H2560492. Cinnabar Red/parchment leather. Odo: 84,568 miles. Amazing original paint or over-the-top refinishing of a straight original car. Windshield seals and other body rubber look newer. Small ding in left rear of roof. Chrome and brightwork exceptional throughout, with no sign of restoration. Interior dry, driver's seat and steering wheel the most distressed, but nothing a careful re-dye couldn't fix. New TRX tires on factory alloys a big plus. Engine bay very tidy with carpet to reveal extensive front end repairs (done very well) likely due to prior accident damage. Trim unmarked and clean. Interior very tidy, with only minor wear. Engine compartment very well detailed, if not over-the-top. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. Without a CARFAX and with the latent issue not well disguised to the trained eye, the lack of any information on this car kept anyone from paying too much, as the high bid was certainly enough to have sold it. #585-1996 PORSCHE 911 Carrera cab- riolet. S/N WP0CA2992TS340069. Midnight blue metallic/blue Haartz cloth/blue leather. Odo: 39,664 miles. Original finish flawless and retains a great luster, with no signs of refinishing anywhere. Aftermarket mag wheels look wrong. Leather a bit dry, dashboard is lightly stained. Cabriolet top is newer or well-preserved, but not wrinkly. Engine compartment clean and undetailed. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. I'd say this was a little under the money, even with the ugly wheels, but unfortunately this car was fitted with the up-cost Tiptronic automatic transmission. This upsets the balance enough against the mild cosmetic needs to make the high bid more than fair. 2-. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. Last seen here last fall, where it failed to sell at $32,000 (SCM# 167669). The recipient of a likely very costly “credit card restoration.” I'd wager thereafter that it sat under a shelter, but likely not indoors. The small corners that were cut hurt interest, and it ran early on Saturday as well, so people were likely waiting for something of a little higher quality for this sort of cash. #139-1962 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE sedan. S/N 4231808. Red/white vinyl. Odo: 85,545 miles. This nearly rust-free western signs of original Dinitrol spray on the big six. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,675. There was a lot to like here. This was a wonderful car presented about as well as it could be—a light interior renovation will probably make it one of the best in the world. The reserve came off with plenty of wiggle room for the new owner to do just that and still make out like a bandit. Well bought. #548-1987 PORSCHE 911 Carrera coupe. S/N WP0AB0914HS120751. Guards Red/black leather. Odo: 65,520 miles. Comprehensive respray uniform outside but tape marks and light splatter in jambs belies the impression. Incorrect earlier headlamps present a mystery solved by peeling back front trunk #149-1997 MERCEDES-BENZ SL320 convertible. S/N WDBFA63F8VF149625. Silver/black cloth & silver hard top/black leather. Odo: 201,265 miles. High-quality respray older and well-cared for since, with only a few minor chips and loss to the clearcoat on right door mirror. Trim lightly weathered. Driver's seat not worn as much as one would expect given the mileage, passenger's seat torn at a center seam, steering wheel covered. Engine bay surprisingly clean considering the mileage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,260. Looking like half the extraordinary mileage, this car was still a pretty fair deal; the M104 inline six is a potent engine that is known for doing at least twice this amount of miles given proper care. 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Auctions America by RM Carlisle, PA riolet. #602-1999 PORSCHE 911 Carrera cabS/N WP0CA2993XS652326. Black/black cloth/gray leather. Odo: 65,622 miles. Original finish excellent apart from very light rash to front end and a light scratch in right front fender. Top in very good condition and likely original. Interior very rough relative to rest of car, front seats wrinkled and worn, rear seat irreparably stained, steering wheel dry and scuffed. Engine bay neither clean nor evidences recent maintenance. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,550. Just a used car, probably run hard and put away wet most of its life. The leather would need to be replaced and following this, you still have a first-year water-cooled 996 that in perfect condition can still be hard to move. Still, this was cheap enough to take a gamble with your interior guy. #359-2002 MERCEDES-BENZ SL500 convertible. S/N WDBFA68FX2F203253. Black/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 20,134 miles. Nearly flawless black finish with only minor scratches to hard top, likely from garage storage. Light discoloration to trim. Factory 5-spoke AMG-marked alloys shod with newer Michelin Pilot Sport 2s. Leather remains supple, wood tidy. Engine compartment shows along with top, newer stereo and aftermarket steering wheel. Engine compartment tidy and driver-quality. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $7,000. The door gaps started wide at the top and got skinnier the closer your eyes wandered to that line of filler around the bottom of the doors. If this isn't a Fright Pig Duetto, I don't know what is; PA is rust country and this was no exception to the typical victim from back in the day. It didn't take much to see this, so the bidding amounted to the value of the parts here and not much else. #592-1974 MASERATI MERAK coupe. S/N AM122US1390. Red/black leather. Odo: 35,525 miles. Older respray of otherwise original car not done to more than an average standard. Chrome and brightwork original and dull. Original wheels hastily and sloppily refinished. Black leather interior original and has a very unique odor. Engine compartment not clean or wood steering wheel and shift knob are nice touches. Engine compartment undetailed, inner valve cover gasket has a fairly serious leak into the spark plug well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,575. I'm not particularly fond of these late Alfa Spiders, but this one was appealing enough with the right colors and not much to do to make it nicer. I would have stopped below the high bid, but the selling price was still more than fair for the end user. light signs of age and use, detailed but not particularly clean. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $23,650. A very nice piece with low miles and excellent condition. Hard to pass up at this price, especially if your current R129 has over 100k miles, like most do. There's not much meat left on the bone for anyone but a Mercedes-Benz dealer, who can still sell these on the lot without much trouble. But for the end user, this was well bought. ITALIAN #620-1967 ALFA ROMEO DUETTO convertible. S/N AR665421. Silver/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 58,010 miles. Older refurbishment to a once rusty car—varied door gaps and trunk alignment are only the first of many clues. Sectioned-in rockers with Bondo beginning to show along a line slightly above 120 detailed like the rest of the car as of the auction preview. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $26,950. Scary not just for its Citroën hydraulics and SM engine but also due to the lack of proper care this probably received over the last decade or so (if not for longer). This was an over-the-top result for this underwhelming sub-par driver example. Very well sold—the runner-up Fright Pig of the sale. #587-1989 FERRARI 328 GTS targa. S/N ZFFXA20A5K0079265. Black/black vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 36,639 miles. Comprehensive high-quality respray a bit on the heavy side and not finished into door jambs. Engine hatch latch stiff and out of adjustment. Interior tidy and crisp. Trunk compartment woefully incomplete, missing liner, tools and battery cover beneath spare wheel. Engine bay clean, not detailed and recently engine-out serviced, but oil filter looks old. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $37,000. Looks can be deceiving; despite the claim of a “recent” belt service, I think enough time elapsed since that event to #558-2001 FERRARI 360 Modena Spider. S/N ZFFYT53A410126425. Dark blue metallic/blue cloth/tan leather. Odo: 14,680 miles. Well-preserved apart from loss to A-pillar black trim forward of door windows, as well as some light rash to driver's door mirror and front bumper. Factory alloys undetailed and still coated with a light film of brake dust. Top a bit wrinkled, but interior nearly mint. Engine compartment not detailed but service history states two dealers have maintained the car, including a cam belt service last year. make one wary. The absence of books and tools was also worrisome. While the interior was nice, one wonders why, with such few miles, the car required such a comprehensive respray. High bid was more than enough with the unanswered questions. Veloce #516-1991 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER 2000 convertible. S/N ZARBB32G3M6007533. Red/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 55,227 miles. High-quality repaint extends nicely into door and trunk jambs, some light prep issues on hood not terrible. Headlight covers cloudy and lightly stained. Brightwork lightly pitted, rear badge faded. Interior pristine as are top and boot, Momo bottom of both doors. Chrome and brightwork older and possibly original. Interior redone Sports Car Market

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Auctions America by RM Carlisle, PA Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. Not the worst, but far from the best. At least it had a real shifter between the seats. I would have thought the high bid was close enough to being enough... maybe it was, but it just didn't get there with this crowd. Consignor could have made a little extra effort detailing this example to bring a better result, but it is hard to say if it mattered at this venue. JAPANESE #138-1969 DATSUN 2000 convertible. S/N SRL31108295. Dark green metallic/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 46,890 miles. Highquality respray sports moderate orange peel, but finish is quite uniform throughout. Chrome appears to have been redone, brightwork original and pitted. Interior original and nice, with normal wear and tear. Engine compartment exhibits much recent work, maintenance and a surviving original, albeit one with some restoration work done. AMERICAN #560-1905 CADILLAC MODEL E runabout. S/N 6660. Brewster Green & yellow/black leather. RHD. Claimed body-off restoration over the last three years neither high-quality nor comprehensive. Coarse orange peel and roughness to body finish, chassis much more nicely detailed and better finished. Interior nicely upholstered and trimmed out. Good brass is not exceptional. Engine not re- vinyl/light & dark blue vinyl. Odo: 34,531 miles. 322-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Older restoration shows well at a small distance. Passenger's door fits poorly. Paint and body straight down sides but rockers likely replaced. Chrome and brightwork not uniform, much original small light detailing. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $8,250. It's odd to see one of these in captivity, let alone one that didn't escape from Japan with the steering wheel on the wrong side (for us Gaijin/ Yanks, anyway). Not a bad car at this price, particularly with good mechanicals and the aftermarket auxiliary hard top this one featured. #137-1975 DATSUN 280Z coupe. S/N HLS30204100. Brown metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 45,650 miles. High-quality respray reportedly the only one on this original-miles example. “Professionally restored” eight years ago. Chrome and brightwork amazing for their age and likely original or N.O.S. Black interior tidy. Engine compartment clean but not detailed, mileage on engine unknown. Ugly steel wheels with wheelcovers definitely detract stored for show but reportedly runs well. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $54,000. Horrid paintwork held this way back. Without any lights or other odd accessories, this early Cadillac is still too new for London to Brighton and would need to be comprehensively redone down to bare metal for any kind of display use. As such, the high bid was more than generous. #374-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- vertible. S/N P5FH183245. Red/red hard top/red & white vinyl. Odo: 88,926 miles. 292ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Ancient restoration or refurbishment, resprayed most recently in lacquer with lots of runs and mottling of the finish. Doors shut poorly. Chrome bumpers replated decades ago, brightwork original and distressed. Interior likewise older and tired but heavily optioned, including power seat. Engine trim dull, scratched and/or pitted. Interior restoration older but clean, age is apparent. Older engine compartment detailing has held up well, power steering and power brakes nice options and appear to be fully functional. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $43,450. There was a bit of an edge to this one, so the fact that it sold as well as it did suggests that there weren't enough cars like this (and the 1957 Windsor) in this particular auction. The price paid was right around full retail for condition, so hopefully an end-user won the day and got a nice car to enjoy all summer long. #561-1957 CHEVROLET 210 wagon. S/N VB57B245541. Silver & white/black & white vinyl. Odo: 20,139 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Original silver metallic “porcelainized” finish thin and sports numerous small dings, dents and scuffs on hood and right front fender. White roof and above-beltline sides better. Bumpers possibly redone, brightwork original and surprisingly well-preserved. Original interior very presentable apart from the crumbling remains of the front floor mat. recently out and repainted along with power steering pump and generator but remainder in dreadful as-found condition throughout. along with the automatic transmission. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $6,710. It might be worth it to pop a 5-speed and some mags on here and try again, even at auction, since these two details hurt the car far worse than anything to do with the non-original engine. Still, not a bad deal on 122 Undercarriage the same. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $17,820. Offered at no reserve, this first-year Thunderbird had all kinds of needs, most of which have to do with its paint. And with all that the new owner will need to do to make it right, I don't see any upside potential at any price. Well sold and then some. #547-1956 BUICK SPECIAL convertible. S/N 4C5030537. Light blue & white/white Engine compartment all-original and undetailed with all-original, if distressed, finishes. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $30,250. I know this car and have often thought about buying it from its now-former owner. However, it's not done well at more than one auction and I'm glad I wasn't in it for more than this, which would have been inevitable. Still, a very cool original that one could stand to improve a bit without jeopardizing its unique status. hard top. S/N #559-1957 CHRYSLER WINDSOR 2-dr W5741305. Gauguin Red/white/gray vinyl & tan cloth. Odo: 49,869 miles. 354-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. High-quality restoration of a low-mile original car with great colors. Paint finish hard to fault, gaps even all the way around. Chrome redone, brightwork Sports Car Market

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Auctions America by RM Carlisle, PA brightwork redone as needed, original items still shine well apart from magnesium fullwheel caps. Blue leather supple and amazingly well-done or unbelievably well-preserved. Engine compartment sports older detailing that interior under plastic is well-preserved, aside from pitting to horn ring. Engine bay detailed but carburetor leaking on intake manifold. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,500. Suffice to say that this was a surprising result—this was a nice low-miles car with a sympathetic restoration, but I think there's a little bit of the recent “DeSoto effect” going on here. Hard to duplicate at this price, but still a great deal for the seller. and trim original with some cloudy anodizing. Missing screws around windshield surround. Original #603-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE custom convertible. S/N J58S112956. Turquoise & white/black cloth/white leather with turquoise piping. Odo: 24,356 miles. 350ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older high-quality paint and body restoration. Good gaps, fit, and finish throughout, though showing some age. Chrome and brightwork redone, but brightwork pitted in places. Custom leather interior tastefully done and shows light wear from use. Crate 350 small-block sports “Racing Head Service, ishes. Engine compartment spottily detailed— air cleaner and valve covers painted but remainder quickly done or not at all. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,725. Last seen at Bonhams' Tacoma sale in September '09, where it sold at $40,950 (SCM# 142492). Another case of a rough car attempted to be made better by an amateur who hired out much of the hard work but neglected to do any fine tuning. Sometime during the preview, the consignor, or an attentive auction staffer, rolled down all the windows and made this one glaring fault less noticeable. Hopefully the new owner isn't too dismayed once he or she gets more familiar with the bigger picture. #355-1960 OLDSMOBILE DYNAMIC 88 Holiday 2-dr hard top. S/N 607M78741. White/turquoise & white cloth. Odo: 16,229 miles. 394-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Amazing original car exhibits some light retouching under hood lip, but otherwise appears to be all original. Body completely straight and sound with perfect shut lines. Chrome and brightwork look good for an unrestored car. Interior immaculate and original throughout, seats covered in plastic until very recently. Engine bay genuinely unrestored, dull and showing signs of recent maintenance with all original finishes. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,125. Brought by a consignor of looks good and represents honestly. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,950. Likely very well cared for from new and redone with cost as no object, this Riviera had very little to bring it down. With great colors and great materials, it was a bit of a sleeper until it hit the auction block, at which time bidding took off to a number that at least one phone bidder even found to be too much. I still regard it as well bought, as it's relatively unrepeatable. #590-1963 FORD GALAXIE “R code” 2-dr hard top. S/N 3A68R191345. Raven Black/red vinyl. Odo: 10,961 miles. 427-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Older restoration of a claimed Georgia barn-find example reasonably straight and sound with minor waviness down sides. Passenger's door and deck lid fit poorly. Chrome redone, some older brightwork shows pitting and scratches. Interior possibly original or older N.O.S. and appears redyed in places, steering wheel has light cracks. Engine bay tidy Memphis, TN” decals on valve covers. Edelbrock intake, carburetor, and performance headers. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $42,900. An early Corvette resto-mod, this was very appealing as a driver, but would still impress onlookers at the local cruise-in nights, given the good preservation of its cosmetics. It ran late in the sale on the final night, but still managed to find a new home at a not-unreasonable number. Well bought and sold alike. #554-1959 MERCURY COLONY PARK 9-Passenger wagon. S/N M9WD509281. White & woodgrain/orange vinyl & black & white cloth. Odo: 76,846 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. High-quality finish and woodgrain balanced out by inconsistent door fit and adjustment. Passenger's side door windows jam one another when trying to open either door with windows up. Chrome bumpers and grille redone, side trims and window surrounds redone, some heavy pitting to diecast. Interior done more comprehensively apart from a cracked steering wheel and some fading to fin- 124 amazing original cars, this example was no exception and attracted a remarkable amount of attention from bidders and casual onlookers alike. The original interior was the real star of the show, having just been uncovered after 50 years of being under plastic. The reserve came off in the high $20s and the bidding escalated from there. Well bought and sold, as this one was remarkable in how young it really was for being over half a century old. #380-1963 BUICK RIVIERA 2-dr hard top. S/N 7J1100219. Silver metallic/blue leather. Odo: 95,012 miles. 401-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. High-quality restoration, with paint blended into jambs extremely well. Straight and solid inside and out. Chrome and but older detailing could be shored up for a nicer presentation. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. The panel fit was the big hold-up here; while the car appeared never to have been terminally rusty, there may have been enough in certain places to affect the fit of the door and deck lid. With any luck, it's just got to do with weatherstripping or an adjustment that could be carefully tweaked. Either way it didn't matter, as this example went home to play another day. #599-1963 STUDEBAKER AVANTI R2 coupe. S/N 63R3510. Medium red metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 66,191 miles. 289-ci supercharged V8, 4-sp. 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Auctions America by RM Carlisle, PA these, considering most were bought as instant collectibles and put away. This one was an automatic, but it had the L82 rather than a L48. A great driver example and one that can be driven for not a lot of money. Slightly well bought. #612-1983 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 convertible. S/N 1G1AP87H8DN150021. White & black/black cloth/gray cloth. Odo: 51,878 miles. 305-ci Interior clean and original, Hurst shifter an unusual add-on but console boot is torn. Older engine bay detailing still sharp. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,900. There was little to no information conveyed with this Avanti, so at least two people knew what they wanted here right into—and a bit above—the current market price. Buyer got a better car than most, but I'd venture to say the seller ought to be very pleased with his or her result. #580-1966 FORD GALAXIE 500 “R code” 2-dr hard top. S/N 6P66R11496. Yellow/white steel/black vinyl. Odo: 23,183 miles. 427-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Fantastic original car with all-original paint and body fit. Doors shut with a whisper and have excellent alignment. Chrome excellent, brightwork a bit dull. Interior pristine, Sun tachometer on steering column period correct. Engine repainted and some correct re-detailing carried out, however much original finish remains. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $57,500. Hard to fault and amazing to behold, this was impossible not to like as a super-performing time capsule with all original everything. While this car is amazing and more potent, perhaps, than a Hemi ‘Cuda, this high bid just wasn't enough to get it done for this consignor. I can't say I blame him. BEST BUY #607-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194678S403786. LeMans Blue/white vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 80,091 miles. 427-ci 390-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. High quality body-off restoration. Well preserved 25-year-old finish has the right look with only minor flaws. Chrome and brightwork uniform throughout and much fresher, along with most trim items. Interior tidy and well detailed. Correct-look bias-ply tires. Engine compartment comprehensively detailed. Fitted with both hard and soft tops. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $59,950. The long-term owner of this car elected not to rerepaint when it underwent restoration, and to my mind he made the right choice. A professional painter could no doubt deal with a few of the extra warts and then buff the car carefully to a uniform and more flawless shine. I'm sur- 126 restored but exhibits evidence of use following restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,925. This claimed “frame-off restoration” was likely done by a hobbyist at home—in that light, it was done better than most and was an unusual car to see so comprehensively done. It needs little to be an enjoyable driver, that is, if a period brown metallic '77 Z/28 is on your short list. Well bought and sold. #337-1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 25th Anniversary Pace Car coupe. S/N 1Z8748S900742. Black/silver/mirror glass ttops/silver leather. Odo: 69,478 miles. Great newer black finish over original silver finish along lower sides. Emblems sharp, good trim. Interior original and somewhat weaker, though some careful cleaning would do wonders. Engine and valve covers repainted, all else tidy but original and in slightly better than driverquality condition. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,575. 69k is relatively high miles for one of tom a little wrinkled. Engine bay exhibits only minor use and is well-detailed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $27,500. One of four Paxtonequipped SAAC Cobras and car 15 of 30, it's a shame that it has sat as long as it has without getting much use in nearly 20 years. Hopefully the new owner appreciates it for more than a decorative item in their collection and puts it to use. This is probably a record price for one of these at auction, but it may also be the first. © Sports Car Market Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $7,100. A number of convertible conversions were done on this generation of F-body before GM finally had American Sunroof do it right. This might have looked a lot better with the top down and under the fiberglass tonneau. The high bid reflected more of its terrible aesthetic rather than anything to do with the car underneath. #345-1992 FORD MUSTANG SAAC Cobra coupe. S/N 1FACP42E2NF125620. White & blue/black leather. Odo: 10,056 miles. 5-L supercharged V8, 5-sp. Near-perfect throughout, with slight wear evident only to trim and edges of finish from repeated buffing and detailing. Simmons 2-piece alloys sharp, but polished lips a bit cloudy. Driver's seat bot- prised this sold here, as excuses like this aren't for everyone, particularly at this sort of price point. #406-1977 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 1Q87L7N560195. Brown metallic/tan vinyl. Odo: 9,878 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. High quality refinish let down only by excessive orange peel in hard-to-prep areas and some minor sub-surface flaws. Trim and decals a mix of reproduction, N.O.S. and good used pieces. Interior clean and correct aside from missing radio and light steering wheel wear. Factory a/c. Engine compartment V8, 4-bbl, auto. Authorized by GM, this Autoform convertible conversion sported an original finish or an older comprehensive respray. Screwy porthole trunk in rear deck secured by single latch and two external railroad trunk hinges. Top fit asbuilt but very poorly executed. Interior appears largely original with some fading. Engine compartment undetailed and exhibits age and use.

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Bonhams Hendon, UK Collectors' Motorcars at the RAF Museum V8s did well here, as at one point there were 20 bidders—seven on the phone, three absentee bids and ten men in the room fighting over a 1954 Allard Company Bonhams Date April 11, 2011 Location Hendon, UK Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold / offered 49/59 Sales rate 83% Sales total $2,328,018 High sale Sheltering under the Landcaster Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics A As dealers gathered in the saleroom to talk of a “blinding March,” Bonhams was applying “withdrawn” stickers to the windshields of the top two cars entered in the annual Hendon sale from a private Ferrari collection. Both the F50 and the 288 GTO were sold by private treaty an hour before the sale began. The 288 had suffered fire damage and had only 200 km since a complete rebuild by Michelotto, and the F50 carried just 3,383 miles. The estimates for both were $574,000-$655,000, and I'm speculating that they needed to be near the top end of that to sell so readily instead of being let loose on the open market. But Bonhams would prefer that we just report the range in which they sold. The F40 from the same collection couldn't reach its reserve some little way under $500k, which is surprising, as prices for nice examples have been hardening recently, although buyers may have been put off by the fact that it had been heavily crashed and then rebuilt, also by Michelotto, 124 miles ago. But, a 2003 360 Challenge Stradale from the same collection sold on the hammer to a Continental phone bidder for $140,811. Most famously, the black Ferrari 512 Boxer, owned since last year by F1 star Jenson Button could not bid further than $85,410, while really nice examples are selling for that number in pounds Sterling. Two front-wheel drive BSA Scouts were an interest- ing diversion at $16,907 (1936 Series 2) and $19,725 (1939 Series Six), while of the veterans, a 1901 De Dion Bouton 4½hp with Vis-a-Vis seating attracted $158,780, or 128 1901 De Dion-Bouton 4½hp Vis-à-vis, sold at $158,780 Buyer's premium 15% on the first $49,006, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1= £0.61) $28,200 more than the pre-sale high estimate. A nice Sunbeam Tiger fetched $44,146, reflecting a slight stiffening of prices for the model, and it's profiled in this issue on page 54. V8s did well here, as at one point there were 20 bidders—seven on the phone, three absentee bids and ten men in the room fighting over the 1954 Allard Palm Beach Mk1 Roadster, really rare in Dodge 4-litre V8 ‘Red Ram' form, which ended up at more than double the forecast at $85,107. But pity the punter who thought he'd bought a very sharply restored Daimler Dart for $25,410, when in fact he'd been bidding on the previous lot, the lightly customed Ford F100 pickup instead. He wasn't forced to take it, but Jamie knew exactly where to start the bidding on the Daimler, which then sold for an all-the-money $44,146. It's the year of the E-type, and here, $56,357 bought a nice, usable S2 coupe with an older restoration that was holding up very well. In addition, an XJ6C 4.2 found a very strong $28,649, and the right $85,107 was forthcoming for a tidy 1950 XK 120 Open Two-Seater (roadster) despite its rather weird body mods with frenched lights—presumably someone's idea of “modernization.” Although Bonhams' couldn't match last year's exceptional 93% sale rate, this was a bigger sale with 59 instead of 55 cars entered (although if you remember, last year eight were pulled at the last minute). And the average per car also increased, from $34,879 to $47,511 (up 36%) helped by those two big Ferraris. Pats on the back all around. (Editor's note: I can't help but wonder if it is a good business practice to withdraw star lots on or near the day of sale. Aren't you then teaching buyers that waiting for the auction itself isn't a good idea, and that the live sale should be bypassed and you're better off selling by private treaty—thus undermining your entire live sale business model?) © Sales Totals $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m $6m 0 Sports Car Market 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

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Bonhams Hendon, UK ENGLISH #314-1911 SUNBEAM 12/16HP tourer. S/N 3441 Eng. # 3457. Cream/buff canvas/green leather. RHD. An older restoration, still with original and nicely shiny leather and nice brass. $18,786. The right people were here and bid this to twice the lower estimate. Serious money, well sold. #333-1936 BSA SCOUT Series Two roadster. S/N 722 Eng. # 1058. Green/black vinyl/green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 64,694 miles. Restored in 2005 and claimed 90% original. Body and paint fair to good, interior nice, Jaeger instruments. Green paint and black U.S. and was restored, before being sold at auction in the U.K. in 2007. Little used since, it brought slightly strong money today, but the price paid wasn't over-the-top. Engine tidy but not concours. Stewart speedo. Now with CAV electricals. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $74,326. The color combo was appealing, and the softened older restoration matched the original features. The car had been off the road for some time and will likely need some mechanical sorting, but that didn't stop it from selling right where expected. #326-1932 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Phantom II limousine. S/N 92MS. Brown & black/brown leather. RHD. Older 1960s or ‘70s restoration of long-wheelbase (150 inch) chassis. Still with excellent body, paint, and chrome. Front seats nicely worn, with new bases. Decanters intact in rear, TOP 10 No. 9 wheels are a nice combo. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,907. Front-wheel drive was a novelty in the 1930s, and these are now seen as somewhat of an oddity. The market for them is limited, and this one sold right near bottom estimate. BEST BUY #341-1939 BSA SCOUT Series Six roadster. S/N E2235 Eng. # A4430. Red/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 1,004 miles. Restored in 1994. Slightly nicer body than the 1936 car earlier in the sale, but less impressive interior. Panelwork straight with nice older paint, Bluemels-type sprung wheel, shiny leather bench seat. One of the last cars #348-1950 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 660232 Eng. # W2142B. Metallic green/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 20,317 miles. In generally good order, in this ownership since 1968 and restored 20-odd years ago. Has some very odd touches, like frenched lights, solenoid-opened doors, and aluminum cockpit edge trim, presumably an attempt at updating. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $85,107. Sold at what would be fair money for an unmessed example, so someone either wasn't bothered or figured there was enough room to fix it all without getting upside-down. #342-1950 RILEY RMC 2 1/2-Litre still with fitted luggage and some tools. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $112,061. Nowhere near mad money for a Phantom, although earlier (and similar) Ghosts are worth more. Correctly bought and sold here. #353-1934 RILEY 12/6 Mentone Sports 4-dr sedan. S/N 44T2130. Blue & black/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 24,917 miles. Partly restored and still unfinished, with brake needs. Delightful patina. Motor dry and tidy, though low pressure noted. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT made by BSA, now with 12-volt electrics and Easiclean wheels. Thought to be one of only 14 two-seaters made. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,725. Even just due to its rarity, I expected this nice, unusual car to bring slightly more. The old restoration work was still evident and not overly deteriorating. Well bought. #329-1949 BENTLEY MK VI 4 1/4 Litre drophead coupe. S/N B486EY. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 95,286 miles. Near concours condition throughout, with flawless paint over straight panels. Good chrome. Newish leather is just creasing in front, rear looks unsat-in. Dash and timber excellent. Park Ward was R-R's in-house coachbuilder, so this is effectively the standard drophead body. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $92,295. I was quite sure I'd seen this Mk VI before but couldn't confirm. It was originally supplied to H.H.the Maharaja of Morvi in Mistletoe Green, then went to the 130 Leather good, dash and instruments pleasingly aged. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $48,843. This shot well over the expected money, but rarity (one of only around 100 RHD cars built), if less-thanoutstanding condition, helped here. Well sold and well bought. #331-1951 JAGUAR MK V 3.5 L 4-dr sedan. S/N 625749 Eng. # T6247. Black/brown leather. RHD. Older restoration of very late Mk V cosmetically holding up well, still sharp and Sports Car Market roadster. S/N 60256272 Eng. # B4275. Maroon/red vinyl/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 12,310 miles. Older restoration. Looks good with straight body and chrome and fittings all good, but paint microblistered on scuttle.

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Bonhams Hendon, UK very straight. Deep paint and good chrome. Leather almost unworn. But no MoT, due to RHD. Odo: 5,744 miles. Looks shiny and appealing, but now a litle tired: doors have brakes and excessive play in front suspension. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,179. This had spent some time in Holland, post-restoration. Given that it needed a couple of thousand thrown at it, it did well to sell mid-estimate. #309-1954 ALLARD PALM BEACH Mk1 Red Ram roadster. S/N 21D5151. Red/red vinyl. Said to be the only Palm Beach (of 80 or so built) supplied new with a four-liter Dodge V8 rather than the feeble Ford (later, they were Jag-equipped). Overall presents rea- dropped slightly, repaint cracked and flaking at edges. Original leather cracked and creased, chrome OK, nice timber. With power steering. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,471. With the best cars fetching up to $45k, there the winning bid leaves room for financial upside—these cars can be rebuilt and most have been already. I'd call this fairly priced. #317-1960 BENTLEY S2 Continental drophead coupe. S/N BC57AR Eng. # A56BC. Red metallic/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 85,539 miles. Repainted in 2004 and holding up well, leather quite probably the same age. Most chrome redone, door handle pitted. Updated four-headlight front end. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $86,904. Last sold at Bonhams Goodwood in sonably well, though left door fit is way out, and there are a few stars and blisters in paint. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $85,107. With seven buyers on it at one point, this went way over twice the estimate. J2Xs are four or five times this money now, but this was definitely not a J2X. #355-1958 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/6 roadster. S/N BN4558182 Eng. # 26DUH58182. White & red/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 79,957 miles. Straight and original, chassis not hammered, rear valance a bit frilly, probably original interior. Engine said to be recently rebuilt. Cond: 3. SOLD AT June 2005 for $56,201 (SCM# 38653), when we said, “Unconcerned with the frontal upgrade, which might have deterred a purist, the buyer parted with just over the minimum required, which seemed inexpensive for an open Continental.” Well bought today. bought then, and well #310-1960 DAIMLER SP250 roadster. S/N 100744 Eng. # 89534. Dark blue/gray vinyl/gray leather. RHD. miles. A-series car built to improved B-series spec. Fiberglass excellent and good body fitment, paint very shiny. Gray leather interior is a bit bright and tarty. Moto-Lita wheel, alternator, electric fan, un- $41,329. Fair price for a tidy but not outstanding 100/6 that seemed largely original—but while this price might look like a deal, don't forget it's the slowest of the bunch. #316-1960 ALVIS TD21 2-dr sedan. S/N 26247 Eng. # 26247. Silver & red/red leather. 132 leaded motor. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,146. This was in nice condition, and the upgrades under the hood will only make it more drivable. The money quickly hit top market value. Well bought and sold. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Hendon, UK #302-1961 MORRIS MINI MINOR 2-dr sedan. S/N MA2S452080. Blue/. RHD. Odo: 38,190 miles. Floor starter model, complete with aftermarket extension to “magic wand” gearshift. Very original, with extremely tired paint. Appears solid enough, with good rocker panels, though sticky recent undercoating may be cause for diligent inspection. Interior and owners, but good history and still very tidy and usable without being too shiny and concours. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $130,030. Flying Spurs are cheaper than the lighter and more elegant two-door Continental. This was slightly strong money—these leviathans are helped by a good paint color. #322-1963 SUNBEAM TIGER convert- seat material original but baggy. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,575. Even two years after their 50th anniversary, very early Minis have a cult following. The money was about right for a pretty solid car that will be an ideal candidate for restoration. TOP 10 No. 7 #325-1963 BENTLEY S3 CONTINENTAL Flying Spur 4-dr sedan. S/N BX10XA. Blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 90,000 Supplied in Mist Green, but color-changed before it went to South Africa, back as two-tone. Older restoration on what looks like a sound base by R-R and Bentley specialist P&A Wood. Plenty of dash, leather slightly cracking. Has been in Holland. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $85,107. This is the price for really nice dropheads in Europe now. For an exceptional example with no needs and obvious careful ownership, this was correctly bought and sold. #312-1969 JAGUAR XKE SII 4.2 coupe. S/N 1R20313. Dark blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 67,963 miles. Older restoration still straight and shiny. Good paint, chrome lightly microblistered. H4 lights. Interior nice, with leather only lightly cracked. Now with powerassisted steering, among many upgrades. Cond: ible. S/N B9473389HROFE. Red/red hard top/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 23,000 miles. Very good body and panel fit, shiny chrome, all good paint apart from slightly microblistered paint on hood. Excellent interior may be original. Very clean and tidy engine bay. On Minilites and wearing factory hard top. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $44,146. Not much history with his one, but it was mostly a one-owner car, then went though the hands of a noted Tiger fancier and racer in Ireland who “didn't touch” the car before moving it on. Though Tiger prices are moving up a little, four bidders wanted it when it was below $30k, and the final result was slightly over the odds, even for such a clean example. As Jamie said, “This'll suit anyone who didn't get the Allard or the Dart.” See profile p. 54. #327-1964 ALVIS TE21 drophead coupe. S/N 27077 Eng. # 27077. Dark blue/red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 80,887 miles. A very tidy example, obviously with much expensive upkeep over the years. Very straight body and deep, lustrous paint. Glossy and deep walnut 2-. SOLD AT $56,357. S2s might not be as achingly beautiful as S1s, but they're a better drive. In a year when S1 roadsters are routinely hitting over $150k again, this didn't look like a bad value. #352-1971 TEAL TYPE 35B Bugatti rep- lica roadster. S/N 1142320493 Eng. # 211101101D. Red/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 27,221 miles. Vee-dub-based creation with “radiator”-surround aping that of the famous French carmaker's. In fair condition, brown leather bench OK. But what's it doing here? Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,575. Apparently she 134 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Hendon, UK Targa. The low mileage and Porsche GB concours win were reflected by the higherthan-normal price, and for someone wanting a no-excuses like-new Carrera Targa, this was a market correct price. RS Cosworth #350-1991 FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE 4-dr sedan. S/N was called Josephine, and found a new home at the expected money. No harm done at this price. I guess somebody liked it or thought it was worth trying to flip. #332-1976 JAGUAR XJ6C 4.2 coupe. S/N 2J1989BW Eng. # 8L27449S. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 30,600 miles. Offered from the same private collection as the other Jags, the Delage, and the Tiger. Presented as supplied new in black (the best color, as it hides the vinyl roof) with chrome steels, still in super order with low mileage. It's been kept out of previous owner's passing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,754. Sold slightly low according to the catalog estimate, but they can be bought for a lot less. As the paint was appliance white, and complete with sunroof and middle-aged-man mudflaps, I'd be tempted to put a stock-looking set of steels on this with plastic wheeltrims and pull the badges. harm's way for many years and appears to be surviving well. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,649. These have pulled up in value in recent years, but even so, this sold for twice what was expected. Given that not many were made (6,505, reportedly) and a lot of those have rotted away, this won't look out of line in a couple more years, so probably a good investment. #343-1989 PORSCHE 911 3.2 Carrera Sport Targa. S/N WPOZZZ917KS140744 Eng. # 63K02724. Black/black fiberglass/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 38,883 miles. Former Porsche Club GB concours-winner in 2001. Still looks good with straight body and shiny paint; nice interior with lightly creased softlook leather, an option from new. Heat exchangers and exhausts in good shape, motor dry underneath. New tires on unscuffed alloys. #357-1996 MG RV8 roadster. S/N SARRABMBMG001925. Metallic green/stone leather. RHD. Odo: 27,000 miles. Looks like a U.K.-market car without front wheelarch ”eyebrows.” Tidy and straight, apart from one ding on trunk lid. Leather no more creased than (SCM# 162093). Previously, not sold at $102,000 at Coys' Blenheim Palace sale in July '09 (SCM# 121074); not sold for $500 more the week before that at Brightwells; before that, offered but not sold for an undisclosed amount at Brooks in London in December '98. Famously the property of Jenson Button, this failed to attract a reasonable bid today by a margin of $35k or so. The asking price of $150k was perhaps a bit strong. TOP 10 No. 4 ruched original. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,010. Said to have been re-imported from Japan in 2005. Not exceptional, but relatively cheap for an RV8. A good buy. ITALIAN #336-1976 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA SIII coupe. S/N 9506 Eng. # 41425. Blue/black Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,163. Some say Targas sell for a bit less than Coupes but that's only true for hard core fanatics. Many first-time Porsche owners love the open car feel of a 136 a private collection. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $140,811. Of the four-car collection, two sold immediately before the sale. There are so many 360s on the market that they're a known commodity with known price. The Stradale is the same, just about twice the price. This was right on the expected money. Sports Car Market #344-2003 FERRARI 360 Challenge Stradale coupe. S/N leather. Odo: 6,419 km. A “soft racer” with paddles. ZFFDT578000136835. Yellow/black Basically looks unused, with low mileage and full service history—it already has eight stamps! One of four Ferraris offered from WFOFXXGBBFLY26389 Eng. # LY26389. White/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 53,800 miles. Straight and tidy example of Ford's secondgeneration turbo sedan. Undinged and unscuffed, with lowish mileage and obviously looked after. Unusual to find an unmolested one, but has been in storage for a year since leather. RHD. miles. Fairly presentable, with a few small dings and bubbles, appears to have no serious rust issues. Interior is all there and tidy, with decent dash top. Little-used (no surprise), so as the catalog coyly notes, “Will require the customary safety checks, recommissioning, and tuning.” Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,571. One of two Espadas in the sale; the other had noted motor issues and had been painted with the windows in. This was by far the better choice, obviously, and sold at the right money. #337-1978 FERRARI 512 BB coupe. S/N 23745. Black/stone leather. RHD. Good body (though panel fits a bit variable, as factory) and paint following a restoration in the past 10,000 miles, although the windows were rather obviously left in. Leather, new 20 years ago, now beginning to show light wear and cracking. Alloys unscuffed, motor tidy and dry. Big history file with every bill, totaling over $130k. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $85,409. Last sold in April 2010 for $127,050 at H&H Buxton

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Fresh Meat Bonhams Hendon, UK Online sales of contemporary cars. 2012 Fiat 500 Prima Edizione JAPANESE #303-1966 DATSUN FAIRLADY road- ster. S/N N/A. Red/white fiberglass/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 29,749 miles. Tidy and straight looking. Has a few small scratches in paint and chrome, and plastic rear window opaque. Smells slightly musty inside. Looks good on Panasports and Yokos, and there are Date sold: 05/03/2011 eBay auction ID: 250812615962 Seller Type: Fiat Dealer Seller: Fields Fiat of Highland Park, IL, 888.420.4365, www.fiatusaofhighlandpark.com Sale Type: New car with 25 miles. VIN: 3C3CFFBR9CT500163 Details: Gray w/ black Prima Edizione decals over black. #163 of 500 made. Manual. Moonroof. Sale result: $20,400, 1 Buy-It-Now bid, sf 0. MSRP: $20,433. Other current offering: Jeff's Motorcars, North Canton, OH, www.jeffsmotorcars.com, asking $23,980 for a red/black Prima Edizione #401/500 with 100 miles. 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS harnesses, too, but all original parts are included. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,454. This was on Irish reg, and the RHD suggests it was a Japanese-market car. They're so rare in the U.K. (and MGBs are so numerous) that they're almost under the radar, which keeps money down here to just below what you'd pay for an equivalent B. SPANISH TOP 10 No. 5 #328-1933 DELAGE D8 drophead coupe. S/N 36240. Green/cream/buff canvas/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 7,767 miles. Restored 15 years ago. Paint good, body less so, with door fit out slightly at bottoms. Superb plating, Marchal headlights and Duolamp taillamps excellent. Leather perfect. Only downside is canvas top is slightly dicolored. Second gear issue noted. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $135,420. Last sold at Bonhams' Goodwood Revival sale in September 2008 for $139,629 (SCM #117834), where we said, “In present ownership over the last 51 years. Perhaps nobody knew quite how to value this as the estimate was very wide and it was let go for $25k under the bottom figure.” All that had changed was the location of the front number plate.© Date sold: 05/10/2011 eBay auction ID: 330560579944 Seller Type: Private Party in Hallett, OK Seller ID: ace9-8-98 Sale Type: Used car with 1,035 miles. VIN: WP0AE2A91BS778149 Details: Silver w/carbon hood over black. One of 133 for North America; 500 worldwide. Twin turbo 3.6L flat six makes 620hp. 6 speed manual. RWD. 0-60 3.4 sec. 205mph top speed. “Like new condition with only break-in miles.” Sale result: $256,500, 1 Buy-It-Now bid, sf 264. MSRP: $245,000 (base). Other current offering: Porsche of Colorado Springs, CO, www.porscheofcoloradosprings.com, asking $265,830 for a silver/black one with 142 miles. 2011 BMW M3 Sedan Date sold: 05/06/2011 eBay auction ID: 170633266851 Seller Type: BMW Dealer Seller: Carrera BMW, Bend, OR 800.842.1583, www.carrerabmw.com Sale Type: New car with 7 miles. VIN: WBSPM9C55BE202703 Details: Space Gray Metallic over Silver Novillo extended leather. M-Double Clutch Trans. Tech Pkg. Premium Pkg. Premium Sound. Moonroof. 4.0L V-8 makes 414 hp. ♦ 138 Sports Car Market

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eBay Motors Online Sales Flashy Fastbacks This restyled Camaro looked less like the work of European craftsman and more like the Battlestar Galactica fighter I made when I was twelve Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics F astbacks tend to be sleek and sporty, and that makes them look like they're moving even when standing still. And for some of this month's cars, that's a great thing, as standing still is all they're bound to do. Condition inferred from seller's descriptions; cars were not physically examined by the author. All quoted material taken from the eBay listings. (sf=seller's feedback; bf=buyer's feedback) dated with a copy of a E48 cam which were used in the Bathurst style race cars. Body, paint and engine in good shape. No rust that I can see.” 25 bids, sf 460. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,433. A pretty cool looking car that offers a familiar but somehow forbidden fruit factor. Still, it is a muscle car with an inline six; and that fact alone is likely to alienate the average American buyer. Price was at the high end of fair, and it is likely to remain capped around this price so long as it says so far North of home. #29042375114229042375-1959 ABARTH 750 coupe. S/N 519745 Eng. # 566329. Red/cream leather. Odo: 4,521 miles. 65 Photos. Sarasota, FL. Short description reads, “Zagato aluminum body. Very original car, never wrecked. Absolutely rust free, beautiful original floor panes. Matching number engine. Original magnesium rims with Michelin tires. Runs and drives great! This is a great opportunity to own a very rare and unique Zagato body Abarth automobile with all its details and parts like original badges, alloy bumpers, etc.” 11 bids, sf 7. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $78,990. It's customary for the seller of a rare Italian car to was a restyled E-type. Shown in London, New York and Montreal, it was not picked up by Jaguar. But it is thought to have influenced the Lamborghini Espada that followed one year later. 13 bids, sf 50. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $195,000. A hopeful seller posted a strato- #170505736862-1973 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 1Q87T3N130244. Metallic brown/tan vinyl. Odo: 35,039 miles. 24 Photos. Chattaroy, WA. Documented original owner. “I ordered the car without stripes, and with the M20 wide range transmission. 3.73 Posi rear end. AM/FM radio. Paint is original, as is almost everything else on the car, including tires. Dash pad has a very slight warp, driver's seat has one small crack, carpet on driver's side has some extremely slight wear or slight sign of soiling. Other than ignition parts, filters, and batteries, everything else is mention his mechanic by name in an ad. One has to imagine that if there were some big receipts around, they would have been mentioned here. So, unfortunately, that lack of information implied some potentially costly deferred maintenance. A thorough inspection is the best way to resolve such ambiguity, of course, but that is not always feasible with remote purchases on eBay. Price was not too hampered by this, but a mechanical history would likely have brought more. #220677177884-1967 JAGUAR PIRANA Bertone Concept coupe. S/N 1E50950. Metallic green/tan leather. Odo: 16,000 miles. 10 photos. Palm Springs, CA. Commissioned by the Daily Telegraph newspaper, the Pirana 140 spheric Buy-It-Now price for three reasons. First, it is aspirational, implying a high value for a unique custom creation. Anything else will now feel like a bargain. Second, it is unlikely that a transaction will occur on eBay, saving on fees. And finally, there are some odds that the price is right for somebody... why not try to find that person? In the end, this influential concept did not sell through this venue after a couple of attempts. Therefore we don't really know what it is worth... but we can say what it isn't. #140466373383-1971 DODGE CHARGER R/T E37 coupe. S/N VH7S2900467. Vitamin Orange & flat black/back vinyl. RHD. Odo: 27,871 miles. 25 Photos. Fort Dodge, IA. “Rare Aussie icon. Out of 17,918 VH Chargers built only 1,300 had the R/T package and a tiny fraction, just 134 cars in all, combined both the R/T package with the E37 Six Pack Weber option. The engine is a 264-ci inline 6-cylinder hemi. Gearbox was originally a 3-speed but was changed to a heavy duty 4-speed Borg-Warner and the engine up- exactly as it was when I picked the car up in Jan. of 1973.” 1 Buy-It-Now bid. sf 1. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $26,000. I am only about six months older than this car, and man does my file pale in comparison. Come to think of it I am also configured in brown over tan with no stripes. Hmm. Anyway, this kind of history cannot be recreated, and together with the low mileage, it really helps make this a very desirable example of the model. Judging from the other strong '73 Z/28 sales in the SCM database, I would expect this car could be flipped at a physical auction for at least a $10k profit. #320589812311-1991 TOYOTA CELICA All-Trac Turbo coupe. S/N JT2ST88P2M0014822. Black/gray cloth. Odo: 122,000 miles. 4 Photos, Centreville, VA. Sports Car Market

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eBay Motors Online Sales Turbocharged. AWD. “Car is in good and normal shape for a 1991. Normal scuffs and scratches for a black car. This is pretty much a RACE CAR. Fully adjustable TIEN coil-over suspension, new front and rear slotted and drilled brake rotors, pads, calipers, and steel braided brake lines. 17-inch ENKIE wheels. TRD race seats (not adjustable). JDM TRD short shifter kit, shift knob, steering wheel and hub. CARLOS SAINZ front bumper.” Several engine and turbo upgrades described. 21 bids. sf 12. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,100. price might be market correct, but it was not a good call. #270604755437-1973 AUDI 100 COUPE S 2+2. S/N 8131135189. Metallic light blue/black vinyl w/velour inserts. Odo: 40,600 miles. 14 Photos. Granville, MA. “One of five in the country. Imported from Belgium seven years ago. Since then it has received a full, high quality paint job, all suspension components were replaced, and the exhaust was replaced with new OEM parts. Looks and drives great. Engine received a comprehensive rebuild (peeking into the oil cap reveals clean, new internals.) New clutch. Two Weber carburetors. acquired (somewhat grudgingly) during the auction, because so many bidders asked for it. “Tube frame, fiberglass body. Strong runner and a good clean example. A few small scratches but the car is in very good condition considering it's age. 3.9 liter all alloy Rover V8 motor, five speed gearbox, and true sports car Occasionally Toyota tests the U.S. market with AWD variants of their common models. Because most of these capable machines are just so darned bland, few people know or care about them. The WRC-inspired Celica All-Trac turbo was different. Uncharacteristically complicated, it was not cheap to maintain, but enthusiasts didn't care. It's just so badass. If this one is scratched, just spray it with bedliner. It's like the honey badger of cars. This price was a slight bargain if the boy racer accessories and updates do not prove more complex than stock parts. #180638882256-1972 ASTON MARTIN DBS coupe. S/N DBSV810370LCA. Metallic blue/tan leather. Odo: 91,654 miles. 6 Photos. Sparks, NV. “Only 34 DBS V8 brought into United States. In the '90s had received second and a third place at Aston Martin shows on the east coast. Crack in rear glass, new glass included and still in shipping box from England. Rust on driver's footboard not bad, also around lower rear window and gas filler tank lids. Leather good with one bad spot between quarter window and rear glass. No cracks in dash. The entire brake system was redone. Brand new Pirelli tires. Won ‘Best Audi' at the Larz Anderson Museum of Transportation German Car Day.” 27 bids, sf 561. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $12,101. This was a gorgeous example of an uber-rare model that has a lot of (weird, teutonic) eyeball, yet it barely crested Nissan Versa money. How does that happen? Well, post-war, pre-Quattro Audis are not really collectible. On top of that, most are frustratingly expensive to keep fit. Hopefully the new owner has fun looking at it, because he will never really be making money on it. A fair deal all around. #250653325747-1976 MASERATI KHAMSIN coupe. S/N 1160. Yellow/blue leather. Odo: 20,399 miles. 21 Photos & 2 Videos. Atlanta, GA. Not “driven in over 6 years. I was told the car was taken off the road after narcotic agents searched it for ‘white stuff' while it was at a repair shop. Interior panels are loose and seats not bolted down, which indicates the story might be true. Fitted with 5-speed manual gearbox and European bumpers. Some rust on lower portions of body. Condition of mechanical components un- suspension. 0-60mph in less than 6 secs and over 150 mph top end. Included in the sale is a complete, new kit to convert the car to LHD.” ($2k value). 7 bids, sf 2817. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,000. This price situates a “continuation” type car right in there amongst the 1960s originals in our database. While that doesn't happen with Cobras or Cheetahs, it is typical of another venerable marque that is still made today—Morgan. The difference likely has its roots in rarity and racing prowess of the original cars. Whatever the cause, this pattern of flat long-term appreciation does not bode well for this buyer. His return will have to come behind the wheel, not in front of the bank teller. #170555747710-1994 CHEVROLET CAMARO “Rev Angel” Custom coupe. S/N 2G1FP22P0R2136631. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 143,204 miles. 18 Photos. El Paso, TX. “Exotic Replica Supercar was meticulously designed and handcrafted to resemble million dollar exotic supercars, without the costs, maintenance, repairs, insurance, etc.! Rear wheel track widened 4 inches with wheel spacers to accommodate the widebody styling.” Somewhat tattered “interior is a sporty stock Camaro Z28. It has a V8 LT-1 Chevy Engine with only 36,000 original mi. Car will peel and smoke the tires from a stand still. It will virtually beat any tuner car, Fiero replica, older All gauges worked the last time I drove it. Engine runs strong, transmission works fine. Tires are new.” Q&A admits to fuel injection problems. 20 bids, sf 30. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $41,600. For years I have been hoping that these would get cheap enough that I could resto-mod one. I think now I must conclude that time never came and never will. The early V8 cars—even these plain DBS-faced ones—have been doing so well lately that technically the new owner might break-even on this restoration. More than likely, however, he will get way upside down and wish that he had purchased something more perfect in the first place. This July 2011 known. Starter motor and alternator were found in a box.” 33 bids, sf 266. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $19,000. Are you people snorting the ‘white stuff' too? Boiling it? Powdering your donuts with it? When really nice examples can be had for maybe $10k more, this price makes no sense. Just addressing one aspect of this car's many needs would easily blow $10k, and you would still have so much left to do. Well sold, to say the least. #250676674198-1987 MANTULA coupe. S/N 8197. MARCOS Metallic blue/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 32,000 miles. 19 Photos. Central California. CA plates and title Corvettes or so called muscle cars.” 2 bids, sf 72. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,000. Internet car pundit Jalopnik called this thing “Camaroghini: A Mullet in Italian loafers.” Well, obviously Jalopnik's mom was not a member of the Ferragamo shoe of the month club. Mine was. The reskinning of this car looked less like the deliberate styling of any European craftsman, and more like the cardboard Battlestar Galactica fighter I made when I was 12. 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Mystery Photo Answers Finally, a Microbus with some horsepower.—Erik Olson, Dublin, OH Comments With Your Renewal Your E30 M3 prices are way, way low! I'll take ten at your excellent price of $12,500.—Lance White, Cincinnati, OH Love the magazine, but too much marketing with prints and value tracker, etc…. I don't want to have to filter your e-mails.—Armando Levy, San Francisco, CA. Thanks, Armando, in the past couple of months we have revamped the emarketing, and if you are a current subscriber, you should only see a subset of the emails.—KM Please cover less-expensive col- lector cars, price range of $20k-$70k suggested.—Wayne Pierce, Houston, TX. Wayne, please check out the German, English and American Car Collector profiles in this issue, and, of course, our Affordable Classic feature on a car that DOES look like an angry catfish.—KM Keep up the good work! More Fiat coverage please.—Mike Sizemore, Springfield, IL Great magazine, I look forward to reading it cover to cover each month.—Tom McKenny, Sanibel, FL Best car magazine out there, even for a non-collector!—Peter Warner, Taos, NM Times are tough! Had to choose RUNNER-UP: When two rights make a wrong.—Lance Lambert, Seattle, WA Having fallen down the rabbit hole of VW customs, the mystery photo editor found it difficult to escape.—D. Pope, via email. GM's new VespaVistawagen gets 70 mpg. Obama's solution to $5-per-gallon gas.—Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO In an attempt to turn his life around, Keith built what he felt was an original sidecar design for production. All was going well until the lawyers from Volkswagen called.—Pat Hamlin, Thousand Oaks, CA In a desperate attempt to change his luck with the ladies, Keith built this very cool sidecar for his scooter.—Pat Hamlin, Thousand Oaks, CA The merger of Vespa and Volkswagen was every bit as successful as the merger of Packard and Studebaker.—Lance Lambert, Seattle, WA Many in the automotive community felt that the Vespfalia was a brilliant design. Others didn't.—Lance Lambert, Seattle, WA Ferdinand Piech never missed an opportunity—David Libby, West Des Moines, IA Erik Olson wins an SCM hat and race goggles set for his very long wait for Microbus power. © between renewing SCM or Roundel. No contest!—David Dokken, Sanford, FL. David, surely you can squeeze out a few more pennies for the BMW club magazine as well. As you know, it is edited by our good friend Satch Carlson, and may well be the best club magazine, both in terms of content and presentation, in the industry.—KM Keep up the hard-hitting reviews with the touch of humor and levity!— Patrick Smith, Reisterstown, MD How about a Tom Cotter “Barn Find” column? My FAVORITE publication of any kind, anywhere!—Jim Barrett, Huntington Beach, CA. Jim, that's a good idea. We'll see what we can do.—KM And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewals.—Keith Martin This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: June 25, 2011 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative, or provocative response and receive a Sports Car Market cap. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; email: myste- ryphoto@sportscarmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo. If we use it, you'll also get an official SCM cap. Email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 142 Sports Car Market

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SCM Weekly Poll Results Each Tuesday morning in our free SCM Weekly Insider enewsletter, we conduct a poll. Here's how you responded: April 5th (957 total votes) Which underdog deserves a shot at the SCM National Collector Car Championship trophy next year? A. 1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8: 22.8% B. 1963 Porsche 356C: 24.6% C.1967 Ford Mustang GT: 22.8% D. 1967 Fiat Dino: 29.8% March 29 (1,173 total votes) The Cobra and Ferrari generated lots of hype in our National Collector Car Championship poll, but no real surprises. What do you think would be the ultimate head-to-head matchup? A. SCM's 1964 Volvo vs. SCM's 1974 MGB: 12.4% B. 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona couple vs. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB: 57.5% C.1968 Shelby GT500 vs. 1970 Chevelle SS 454 LS6: 9.6% D. 2009 Corvette ZR1 vs. 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo: 20.5% March 22nd (990 total votes) Which of these D- and F-grade collectibles would be a better choice than the Lamborghini Gallardo in the newsletter video for destruction by a sledgehammer mob? A. 1980 Fiat X1/9: 8.1% B. 1984 Maserati Biturbo: 34.3% C.1975 Ford Mustang II Cobra: 41.4% D. 1973 Trabant 500 (It's plastic—watch for hammer bounce-back!): 15.2% E. 1981 Lancia Beta: 1% March 15th (1,006 total votes) What was the best buy from Amelia Island? A. The 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV prototype, sold by Gooding & Co. for $1.87m: 16.9% B.The 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico coupe, sold by RM Auctions for $4.29m: 13.6% C.The 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback, sold by Gooding & Co. for $770k: 3.4% D.The 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV, sold by Gooding & Co. for $440k: 33.9% E.The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL coupe, sold by RM Auctions for $627K: 32.2% Vote on the latest poll at www.sportscarmarket.com or in your SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter. July 2011 143

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit sportscarmarket.com/classifieds-post.php to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. E-mail: 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. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1936 Jaguar SS100 2.5-liter 1954 Jaguar XK 120 SE OTS A spectacular California car finished in black with black leather. All matching numbers. Original books, tools, spare, jack. Perfect mechanicals, gorgeous cosmetics. Ready to perform flawlessly on rallys, tours, or just for weekend cruising. $69,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www.deGarmoLtd. com. (CT) 1964 Jaguar Mk X 1964 Jaguar XKE 3.8 coupe email: hpfarm@aol.com. 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster Stunning California from new. Beautifully restored. Silver, red leather, luggage, tools, books. Fully sorted for real driving and show quality for hoarding trophies. Call for complete details. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www. deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE coupe Beautiful, still fresh National JCNA 1st place award winning restoration. Clear history. QK596 headlights, Owl Eye taillight, King of the Road spotlights. $379,500. Contact Fantasy- 510.653.7555, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com. Website: www. fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Very nice older restoration California car. Original engine. New Dayton wire wheels. White convertible top w/matching side curtains and tonneau. Tool kit. $79,000. Contact Bill- email: billnorby@att. net. (CA) 1955 Frazer-Nash Le Mans coupe One owner from new, 60,000 original miles. 100% original and beautifully maintained. All documents back to new, original manuals and tools. Finished in dark blue w/incredible original red leather. Call for complete details. Matthew deGarmo Ltd. $21,500. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www.deGarmoLtd. com. (CT) 1967 Morris Minor 1000 convertible One owner from new until one year ago. Factory special ordered with electric sunroof, 4 speed transmission and special color combination of gray beige with dark green leather. Fully documented service history. All original books and tools, original Becker radio. A superb car that drives as new. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. $35,000. Contact Matthew203.852.1670, email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www.deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Light Gold Sand Metallic/Tan interior. Impossible to recreate/match condition for price. 1 of 14 made. Nearly original everything, all documents- RR Archives build sheet, owners manual, tool kit, front grille, license plate, sunroof, carpets, radio, blinker system. Famous owner history, only 3 from new. 4 tires have been recently replaced. 100% mechanical refurbishment between Jan 2009-2011. Engine and engine bay are undoubtedly 100 point show worthy. Original engine and 4-speed column shift manual transmission. Now currently ready, willing, and able to drive across country without worry at the drop of a hat. $54,950. Contact J.T.- 415.990.2160, email: j.j.johnson@att.net. Website: http://www.flickr. com/photos/67mgbrg. (CA) 1953 Nash-Healey Le Mans Pininfarina coupe Le Mans history and exclusivity without Ferrari pricing. Recent suspension, shock, and brake work. Some spares. $650,000. Contact Fantasy510.653.7556, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com. Website: www.fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1957 Morgan Plus Four drophead coupe 7 month restoration, over $12k spent. New top, interior, carpeting, and rubber moldings on windows. Total repaint, bumpers, recent tune-up with all OEM parts. Runs and looks magnificent. Michelin tires. $10,328. Contact Ken- 973.454.9009, email: mokenb@aol.com. (NJ) 1972 Triumph TR6 Venetian Blue/Black leather. Dealer maintained w/ all records from 2000 to present, 100% original car. Runs and shifts perfectly. 81.5k miles. $25,000. Contact Peter- 785.554.0304, email: laughlin@ hbengineeringstk.com. (KS) 2001 BMW Z8 Restored. Delivered new in California-still has original California Black Plate. Stunning Moss Green w/dark green leather and tan top. Runs and shows well. Many awards at various concours. Rare car. Located in San Fransisco, CA. $47,500. Contact Billemail: billyoung1228@aol.com. (CA) 1959 MGA Twin Cam Red/Black interior. Reliable, driver quality car. $11,200. Contact Mike- 678.895.1871, email: nsxtarga@bellsouth.net. (GA) German 1955 Porsche Outlaw Speedster 400hp/5-spd. All original flawless condition w/two roofs, boxed build book, hard top dolly, car covers, and correct scale model. Less than 3,500 miles since new, always stored indoors, heated, washed and waxed. Part of Iconic German Car collection. $125,000. Contact Paul- 505.699.8608, 1993/98 Porsche Twin Turbo Racer Full Race Carbon/Fiberglass. PCA, POC, SVRA eligible. Cost $265k +. Pictures and more details on website. $79,500. Contact Steve- 617.838.4648, email: steve@dna-motorsports.com. Website: www. dna-motorsports.com. (CA) This Le Mans coupe contains a unique aluminum roof trim detail that was designed and fabricated at the factory. Stored in 1964 w/45k miles. Contact Don- 805.794.5438, email: dgjagmog794@gmail. com. 144 Mineral Blue/Gray leather competition seats w/blue piping. Blue hood, side curtains, tonneau. Close ratio gear box. Restored by James Alcorn. Twice NAMGAR winner. $75,500. Contact William- 843.886.4473, email: mrroki@earthlink.net. (SC) Desert Green/Tan with plaid flex steel seat. 2.5-liter 165hp Bergman Motor. 911 front disc brakes, 356C rear brakes, Fuchs wheels. Aluminum decklid. High Bow top Desert Green flex steel side curtains. This car is fresh, less than 500 miles. Much more than can be listed. $155,000. Contact Myron- 952.448.5330, Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Italian 1962 Maserati 3500 GTI 1977 Maserati Bora American 1932 Ford Roadster interior, drives great. Factory dark green, white hard top. New tires. 390-ci V8. Books at $9.5k. $7,500. Contact Erik- 207.797.6676, (ME) 1964 Oldsmobile 98 convertible A very solid and complete car. Stored indoors many years. Original leather interior needs replacement. Drivable as is, but has Ford 302-ci engine and driveline. $39,500. Contact Louis- 815.382.3222, (IL) 1964 Ferrari 250 GTL Oro Longchamps w/apricot. 17,100 miles. An all original Bora in exceptional condition. Motorcar Gallery. $118,500. Contact Steve- 954.522.9900, email: sales@motorcargallery.com. Website: www. motorcargallery.com. (FL) 1983 Ferrari 512 Boxer Original frame and radiator shell. Brookville body. Flathead V8, column shift, Columbia 2-speed rear, Firestone tires. Stunning car. Contact Jason425.765.8057, email: jason@nweuro.com. Website: www.tarmstrongcars.com. 1935 Ford Woodie Wagon Maroon/White power soft top. Excellent condition. Chrome above average. Full power. Strong driver. 129k miles. Contact Gerry- 978.343.6382, email: gmartel@collectorcarappraiser.com. (MA) 1966 Lincoln Continental Comprehensively restored in stunning color combination. Drives and performs exquisitely. Tool roll and luggage. $639,500. Contact Fantasy510.653.7557, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com. Website: www.fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Red w/black, Zegna inserts. California legal, 19,412 miles. Recent full service. Motorcar Gallery. $116,500. Contact Steve- 954.522.9900, email: sales@motorcargallery.com. Website: www. motorcargallery.com. (FL) 1995 Ferrari 456 GT Over $150,000 spend on fully documented bodyoff restoration by Woodie specialist. Beautifully cared for since and still in superb condition. Runs and drives beautifully. A fantastic car and an incredible value. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. $85,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www.deGarmoLtd. com. (CT) 1961 Chevrolet Corvette 55k documented miles with 30 years of continuous receipts, total engine and transaxle rebuild by P. Ottis, torque tube rebuild, new crankshaft, new paint by Perfect Reflections, new exhaust system, brand new XWX tires, tool roll, books and manuals, alloy wheels, red w/tan interior. $240,000. Contact Peter- 415.897.0862, email: pete33213321@ verizon.net. (CA) 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Triple black, numbers matching, all original 327/350. $60,000. Contact John- 503.635.3438, (OR) Excellent. 27k mile example w/6-speed. 30k service and other work. Books and tools. $52,500. Contact Fantasy- 510.653.7558, email: sales@ fantasyjunction.com. Website: www.fantasyjunction. com. (CA) Japanese 1972 Datsun 240Z Silver w/black. Borrani wires, 9” rears. Nice enough to show, not too nice to drive. Motorcar Gallery. $325,000. Contact Steve- 954.522.9900, email: sales@motorcargallery.com. Website: www. motorcargallery.com. (FL) 1976 Benelli 750 Sei Matching numbers 240Z. Brown/Tan interior since new, has been restored with recent high quality paint. It is a completely original car and was in Arizona until 2009, body was excellent. Only three owners from new. Most 240Zs on the market have had many previous owners. Most everything mechanical has been rebuilt including the engine (this engine is original to the car), alternator, starter, & new Yokohama Avid TRZ tires (185/70/14). Rubber trim and all exterior emblems were replaced with new old stock emblems. The previous owner had a complete NOS tan interior installed, which he purchased from Nissan of North America about 5 years ago. Quartz halogen headlights were installed in the '80s. Weber carburetors function much better than originals. However, the original carburetors and manifolds also come with the car. It is currently licensed, registered and New York State inspected. $9,800. Contact Walter- 315.247.2388, email: info@autolit. com. Website: stores.ebay.com/walter-miller-autotruck-literature. 2002 Lexus SC430 Unrestored original bike with under 4,000 total miles. Sold new in San Francisco-includes manual, tool kit, documentation, period articles, etc. Stunning unrestored condition. Also have matching silver 75 500cc Quattro with 6,000 original miles. $16,000 and $9,000 or $24,000 for the pair. $16,000. Contact Gary- 925.200.0247, email: briggs@ascenddevelopment.com. (CA) 146 Perfect in every respect. A dry states car since new. Inspection welcome. 73,000 miles. $17,500. Contact Phil- 512.517.0055, email: phil@auldridge.org. Website: www.auldridge.org/SC430. (TX) 1964 Ford Thunderbird W72 performance package. L-78 400-ci, 4-bbl, automatic. Red/Bucksin. Original. Unrestored. Documented. Owner history. 14,150 miles. Contact Terry- email: tmichaelis@charter.net. 95% original. 3rd owner. Summer only use. Great Sports Car Market 1971 Oldsmobile 442 convertible 283/270hp Red/White, 4 speed, dual 4's, pos-t, power windows, Wonder bar radio, very clean, Restored, numbers matching car. Body, paint, plating and dash very good $57,500. Contact Daveemail: dmemount@aol.com. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport replica 355/400hp, Weber side draft 45 DCOE carbs, 4-spd, tube frame, C-4 suspension, power rack & pinion, Posi, power 4-wheel disc brakes, coil over shocks. Stunning car, runs perfect. $105,000. Contact Richard- 949.510.4841, 1964 Ford Ranchero Luxury Brokers International is proud to present this fully restored, matching numbers 71 442 convertible. Quite possibly the best 442 available in the current market. Finished in original colors w/many options including: 3-spd Hydra-Matic 400 Transmission, Hurst Dual-Gate Shifter, 3.23 Posi-trac Rear Axle, Heavy Duty Rally Suspension, Sport Mirrors, (W25) Fiberglass Hood, Bucket Seats, Power Windows, Power Locks, and many more. This is an excellent investment grade car and very correct. Ready to be enjoyed by any collector. Inquire for details and over 100 pictures. $69,500. Contact Adolfo610.716.2331, email: adolfo@lbilimited.com. Website: www.lbilimited.com/curOfferingfineauto. php. (PA) 1977 Pontiac Trans Am FI 289, 5-spd, 9” rear w/3.55 LSD, vented disc brakes, etc, etc. Bare metal respray in 2004. Built to haul vintage race car. Garage kept, as new. Contact Ron- 562.431.6584, (CA) Exceptionally well maintained & cared for, 3 owner, rust free example, top & a/c work as-new, always garaged, runs & drives beautifully! Email for more info and pictures. $33,900. Contact Adriano778.999.3827, email: adriano_s_82@hotmail. com. (BC) 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L79 convertible

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SCM Showcase Gallery 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 1996 Barchetta 3500 Shelby #60. Rare completed and delivered with break-in miles and oil change. Garaged. Upgraded leather interior option, supercharged 525hp option. Sweet performance and sound. $90,000. Contact Dan- 508.561.8616, email: drourke@aol.com. (FL) Race 1953 Victress California Race Special Fiberglass body on 1953 Dodge chassis. Hemi Dodge red ram motor with offy three carbs. Freshly rebuilt and dyno'd by Dicks Motor Shop Inglewood, California . Victress body installed in the 1950's but never completed. Needs completion. Restoration begun by Bob Moser. Eligible for historic racing events or vintage blvd cruiser. $40,000. Contact Kip- 310.804.1591, email: kipk@clementpartners. com. (CA) 1964 Diva GT 10 FI Stunningly beautiful custom hand built supercar. 1 of 7 built, 270hp aluminum V8, 1600 lbs. 50/50 weight distribution, full aluminum monocoque, blistering performance. $60,000. Contact Darryl360.582.0338, email: darryl@barchetta3500.com. Website: www.barchetta3500.com. (WA) 2006 SMR Professionally built, two-seat SMR. Street legal. Tube frame, aluminum body. LS1, T56. IFS from C5. Rear is triangulated 4-bar. Discs on front and rear. PS, PB. Phoenix Wing. 50/50 weight distribution. Incredible handling. $55,000. Contact D- email: janwoody@shaw.ca. © Spaceframe with FRP body and 120 TZ Ford Cosworth 1100cc engine. Very rare and quick. 1964 Nurburgring 1000km race car. $82,000. Contact Kazumoto- email: cuya-sasaki-821@tb3.so-net. ne.jp. 148 Sports Car Market

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Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33.1.42992056, 33.1.42991639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. artcurial@auction.fr www.artcurial.com. (FR) 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) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor House Lyncastle Road Warrington England. WA4 4BSN www.handh. co.uk. (UK) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service, and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watch unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www. barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103 www.butterfields.com. (CA) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, 417.336.5616. 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800-237-8954, Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach FL, March & November. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate controlled, state of the art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www. hollywoodcarauctions.com... Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block!! Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 www. classic-carauction.com. (CA) The Worldwide Group. 866.273.6394, Established by John Kruse and Rod C. Egan, The Worldwide Group—Auctioneers, Appraisers and Brokers—is one of the world's premier auction houses, specializing in the procurement and sale of the world's finest automobiles and vintage watercraft. www.wwgauctions.com. (IN) RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Es- tablished in 1964, Leake Auction Company was one of the first collector car auctions in the country. Unsurpassed customer service has led the company to 40 successful years, selling more than 32,000 vehicles. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. San Antonio – April 8-9, 2011 at Freeman Coliseum. Tulsa – June 10-12, 2011 at QuikTrip Center. Houston – September, 2011. Russo and Steele Collector Au- tomobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele hosts two record breaking ALL RESERVE auctions per year; 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. www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the “Services” section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. Mecum Collector Car Auction- eers. 815.568.8888, 815.568.6615. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for over 23 years, offering an industryleading 5,000 collector cars per year. Watch Mecum Auctions live on Discovery's HD Theater. Consignment, bidder and event information is available online. 950 Greenlee ST, Marengo, IL 60015 www.mecumauction.com. (IL) MotoeXotica Classic Cars & AucGooding & Company. 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours 150 tions. 866.543.9393, After 24 years of selling classic cars, MotoeXotica has branched out with classic & exotic car auctions. MotoeXotica currently has auctions in St. Louis, Missouri, Springfield, Missouri, and Phoenix, Arizona. Combining some of the industry's lowest entry fees and commissions MotoeXotica is poised to keep expanding while maintaining superior customer service. Contact MotoeXotica today at 866-543-9393 or online at www.motoexotica.com. Worth the trip! 405.475.5079, 501 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net. (OK) Tom Mack Classics. 888.TOM. MACK, PO Box 1766, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Three annual auctions in Charlotte, NC: April, September, and January. Selling Southern muscle, collector, and antique cars with experience and integrity for 24 years. North Carolina auction license 4017. www.tommackclassics.com. (NC) Alfa Romeo Centerline Products. 888.750.ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years - rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance, and performance parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our web site for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa. com. (CO) Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532, 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Appraisals for two sales in Nevada. We will also be working with Automania for sales in South Dakota. For personalized service contact us. www.saaasinc.com. (CO) Auto Appraisal Group. Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, Silver Auctions isn't successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we're successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction's staff, bidders and consignor are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@ silverauctions.com. www.silverauctions.com. (WA) 800.848.2886, Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man's opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. Gooding & Company. Specialty Auto Auctions and Sales. 800.901.0022, Established by Bruce and Helen Douglas in 1987. Based in Colorado and doing auctions in Colorado, Nevada and South Dakota. This year we will join forces with Hot August Nights and B & T Custom Rods 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company's experts are well-qualified to 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) Sports Car Market

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International Auto Appraisers Re- source. Use IAAA Appraisers' to perform insurance and legal appraisals and pre-purchase inspections; It is IAAA the largest association that certifies auto appraisers, who follow ethics, participate in ongoing training for IAAA/ Uniform Standards for Automotive Appraisal Procedures™. Certifications include Master Automotive Appraiser™ and Automotive Arbitration/Mediation Umpire™. The apprentice program was used by Mitchell International and other qualified applicants from the automotive industry. Locate IAAA members and get association info. www.autoappraisersassociation.com. Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682, Brighton Motorsports, Scottsdale, Arizona, is a unique dealership specializing in Vintage European and American Collector Cars with their Sales/Showroom and Mechanical Repair facility in the heart of Scottsdale's legendary auction arena. They also have a state-of-the-art paint & body shop specially equipped to do all levels of repair and restoration just down the road, creating a one stop shop for the avid car enthusiast. www.brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) Woodies USA. 949.412.8812, We buy and sell great woodies - hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California (new location). www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Classic Car Transport Motor Auto Express, Inc. 360.661.1734, Enclosed Transport. MAX cares for what you care for. We offer Personal, Private, Professional services with liftgate loading for your vehicles. Please contact Randy McKinley, Owner. maxiet@gmail.com. (WA) West Coast Auto Appraisals. 310.827.8400, Pre purchase, diminished value, total loss settlements, expert witness. Let us be your eyes and ears, friendly and very knowledgeable car experts, muscle cars, street rods, Europeans, full classics, modern day and more. Servicing all of California, nationwide for larger car collections. Member of IAAA and AMA. Check out our website for a full list of services. www.thecarappraiser.com. (CA) Automobilia 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. indiGO Classic Cars. 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 inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters. com. Buy/Sell/General 888.588.7634, was founded in 2006 by collectors to serve collectors. indiGO Classic Cars has a passion and a focus for vintage cars from the late 1930s to the early 1970s. With access to large lines of credit, indiGO purchases individual cars as well as entire collections. indiGO Classic Cars consults with, consigns for and represents the interest of sellers who need assistance in the building, or disposition, of their (or their family members') collections. indiGO offers shipping worldwide. indiGO Classic Cars is an indiGO Auto Group dealership. www.indigoclassiccars.com. (TX) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100.Fullservice restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We Passport Transport. 800.325.4267, 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. Collector Car Insurance understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) 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) J.C. Taylor Insurance. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1 (866) CAR-9648, The Chubb Collector Car Insurance program provides flexibility by allowing you to choose the agreed value and restoration shop. Broad coverage includes no mileage restrictions and special pricing for large schedules. For more information contact us at 1(866)CAR-9648 or www. chubbcollectorcar.com. 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. Motor Sport Personal Accident Coverage. 441.297.9439, 441.296.2543. Email, mcooke@evolution.bm. Limits up to $1,000,000 including accident medical and helicopter evacuation. Comp Capital Ltd. can obtain coverage at competive rates including drivers over the age of 65. Either 12 month policy covering a whole season and or for specific events. Please contact Mark Cooke and or Kevin Way. Grundy Worldwide. 800.338.4005, 2shores International. 920-945- 0450, International marketing services for collector cars. New Showroom in the US! Take advantage of our experience in the global collector market. Based in Wisconsin, working worldwide. Connecting buyers and sellers of collectible automobiles in a global marketplace since 1990. We put our market knowledge to work for you. Call Jurgen today! www.2-shores-classics. com. (WI) Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) With 60 years of experience in servicing and preserving the collector vehicle hobby, Grundy provides “The Gold Standard” of insurance, offering the most options to you: Agreed Value, No Model Year Limitation, Unlimited Mileage, and coverage options for Spare Parts, Trip Interruption, Towing and Labor Costs, Inflation Guard, and Auto Show Medical Reimbursement. Fast, immediate quotes. www.grundy. com. (PA) English AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.643.3225, 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston July 2011 151

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Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC.. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servcing-complete mechanical restorations/ rebuilds - Cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame off restoration - Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Lamborghini models but also has comprehensive experience and diagnostic equipment to service Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, Bentley and other exotic brands. Lamborghini Houston is Houston's only factory authorized Lamborghini dealership. Nationwide Shipping. Lamborghini Houston is an indiGO Auto Group dealership. www. lamborghinihouston.com. (TX) Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, ^ 310.274.9809. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis, and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. simonrandy@aol.com (CA) service. Located in Orange County, California between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www. europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Fast 72-hour turnaround! Hartford, CT. www.automobileinspections.com. (CT) Italian Hamann Classic Cars. Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1-866-MB-CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts – for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturertrained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www. mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) 203.918.8300, with more than 30 years in the industry and world wide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferrari of the 50s & 60s. www.ferrari4you.com Literature Via Corsa Car Lover's GuidePorsche of North Houston. Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair, and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems, and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated BLOG to see what is going on in our busy shop including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two car enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the northeast a breeze. www. rpmvt.com. German Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. WWW.CAROBU.COM. 888.588.7634, creates experiential Porsche ownership for its clients and visitors. Sales and service team members are inspired to prioritize everything Porsche. Porsche of North Houston maintains a huge selection of new and pre-owned Porsches as well as other previously owned designdriven, performance and luxury motorcars with low miles. Nationwide Shipping. Porsche of North Houston is an indiGO Auto Group dealership. www.porscheofnorthhouston.com. (TX) Import/Export books. “Travel the world with guidebooks written for car enthusiasts! We cover car museums, factory tours, race tracks, auctions, and major events. Exclusive interviews with Alice Cooper, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell, Mario Andretti, and more! Our guidebooks are available at motorbooks.com and amazon.com. Museums LeMay— America's Car Museum, Cosdel International TransportaClassic Showcase. 760.758.6199, FerrariChat.com. The largest on- line Ferrari community in the world with over 80,000 registered users. 3,000 new posts a day from Ferrari owners, historians, and enthusiasts along with 5 Million in our archives. Over 1,000 ads in our Classifieds www.ferrarichat.com. 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100. Fullservice restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) tion. 415.777.2000, 415.543.5112. 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, we are the comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. www.cosdel.com. (CA) European Collectibles, Inc. 949Lamborghini Houston. 888.588.7634, provides customers with the most unique mix of exotic inventory in the United States. The importance of guest experience starts with Lamborghini Houston's web presence and is executed by a professional sales team of hand-picked and extremely knowledgeable automobile aficionados. Lamborghini Houston not only services 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 & Jaguar with 40 vehicle in stock to chose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to Concours level along with routine Inspections set for a fall 2011 opening in Tacoma, WA., explores how the automobile has fulfilled a distinctive role at the core of the American experience and shaped our society. The spacious Museum with rotating exhibits is designed to be the centerpiece for automotive history as well as an educational center and library. The campus also contains a 3.5acre show field, theatre, café, banquet hall and meeting facilities. To become an ACM member, volunteer or make a donation, visit www.lemaymuseum. org. (WA) Parts and Accessories Automobile Inspections LLC. 860.456.4048, “When you need the job done right.” The nation's premier provider of pre-purchase inspections on classic, exotic and specialty cars of any year, anywhere in the USA or Canada. AutoBahn Power. 877.683.3001, Performance + Looks + Durability + Comfort = Autobahn Power! We are a veteran of vehicle modifications, parts and accessories. Our specialty has been to carry products that are better than original equipment in performance, safety and quality. Our warehouse, service shop and retail store are located in the Midwest for good access to all parts of the USA. We have completed literally hundreds of project cars. These performance vehicles are in enthusiast's hands across the USA. Many of the cars are in daily use proving the durability of our workmanship and products. Check us out at www.autobahnpower. com. 152 Sports Car Market

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body, mechanical service. Discreet installation of a/c, cruise control, superchargers. Stock restorations done to exacting standards. Clean, wellequipped shop. Near I-90 since '96. We finish your projects. supercharged@ alltel.net. (OH) Griot's Garage. 800.345.5789, The ultimate online store for car care products and automotive accessories. www.griotsgarage.com. (WA) RPM Classic Sports Cars. MMRsite.com. The on-line infor- mation and entertainment resource for enthusiasts of European cars and motorcycles. Inter-active database features include 1300 selected suppliers of goods and services. Interesting Classified Ads, Book and DVD Reviews, Blog, Forum and MMR Store. Subscribe today to receive our MMR Community Newsletter and help us build this site. www.MMRsite.com. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated BLOG to see what is going on in our busy shop including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two car enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the northeast a breeze. www. rpmvt.com. Sports and Competition WeatherTech® Automotive Acces- sories. 800.441.8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from All-Weather Floor Mats, Extreme-Duty Floor Liners, Cargo/Trunk Liners, Side Window Deflectors, No-Drill MudFlaps, many different options of License Plate Frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to WeatherTech.com. Restoration - General RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Vintage Events Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing bi-weekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent website for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) Muscle Car 1000. 949.838.7076, Performance Restoration. 440.968.3655, High-quality paint, October, 2010. This six-day luxury tour of Southern California includes exceptional muscle cars, exclusive activities, exquisite dinners, premium hotels, great friends, and fine wine. We're covering Orange County, San Diego, Palm Desert, Lake Arrowhead, Beverly Hills, and a great deal in between. Reserved for 1964-73 American muscle cars, 1962–68 Cobras, 1955–73 Corvettes. Apply early, as space is limited. www. musclecar1000.com. (CA) © July 2011 153

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Carl Bomstead eWatch Harley-Davidson Trash and Treasures A dealership sign is a no-sale at $36k, but a mostly repainted oil can goes for a stunning $745 Thought Carl's Looking for Harley-Davidson stuff? Well, eBay is your source, as when we last looked, some 17,600 items had been listed during the prior 30 days. The Harley sign noted below was the most expensive item listed, but pinball machines, gas pumps and anything else imaginable was offered with the famed Harley name. A set of 90th Anniversary Harley Davidson silver ingots, after 19 bids, sold for $2,650 which was all well and good—except two other sets had sold within days for a thousand bucks less. Here are a few Harley pieces that caught our eye, along with a few other pieces of trinkets and trash: Orange County Park. It dates to the early 1920s, and Dancing, Dining and Diversions were promised. Have to wonder what diversions actually took place. General Petroleum was acquired by Socony in 1926 and was later folded into the Mobile family. Fair price considering the condition and age of the poster. EBAY #390306616975— HUBLEY CAST IRON HARLEY-DAVIDSON TOY MOTORCYCLE. Number of Bids: 25. SOLD AT: $676.66. Date: 4/23/2011. This little seven-inch toy was in very decent condition, with just a few minor paint nicks. The tires were cracked due to age, but that was to be expected. Another example in equally nice condition, but with metal wheels, sold at a BuyIt-Now price of $750, so the price paid here was spot-on. This molded plastic 40” sign had an embossed look to it. It had a metal frame and there was no noted damage to the plastic. The seller did state there were some light scratches on the yellow plastic. The perfect addition to an Alfisti's garage for not a whole lot of money. EBAY #390303202684— 1948 TUCKER MANUFACTURERS LICENSE PLATE. Number of Bids: 26. SOLD AT: $1,224.99. Date: 4/10/2011. The state of Illinois issued a couple hundred auto manufacturers plates to the Tucker Corporation in 1948 and 1949. They are visible on many of the factory photographs of the Tucker. The vast majority are today unaccounted for. This was number 58, and the highest number we have seen is 92. These normally sell for around $600, and even considering the exceptional condition of this example, the seller hit a home run here. EBAY #350454721407— FISK TIRES PORCELAIN SIGN. Number of Bids: 16. SOLD AT: $203.50. Date: 4/17/2011. This 24 x 17 porcelain sign was hammered and then some! The flange had rusted off and there was rust on the edges, chips in the body of the sign and what porcelain was left was badly faded. Little redeeming value here—and expensive at half the price. EBAY #120711168873— FIVE GALLON HARLEYDAVIDSON ROCKER OIL CAN. Number of Bids: 24. SOLD AT: $745. Date: 4/17/2011. The seller offered three out-offocus photographs of this HarleyDavidson oil can that dated to the early 1930s. He stated the front and back had been repainted but the sides were original. It was also missing the cap, which was no big deal. I'm amazed at the interest and price paid for a repainted can. I sure hope the buyer knows what will be in the expensive package he will be opening. EBAY #310308548416— GENERAL PETROLEUM ANNUAL PICNIC POSTER. Number of Bids: 1. SOLD AT: $195. Date: 4/11/2011. This poster was for General Petroleum's second annual company picnic that was held at the EBAY #250806503772— ALFA ROMEO PARTS DEPARTMENT HANGING SIGN. Number of Bids: 10. SOLD AT: $204. Date: 4/24/2011. Okay, it's not a Harley, but I liked it and tossed it in this month anyway. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 154 EBAY #140527899124 HARLEY-DAVIDSON PORCELAIN DEALERSHIP SIGN. Number of Bids: 19. NOT SOLD AT: $36,100. Date: 4/12/2011. This double-sided porcelain and neon dealer sign dated to the early 1940s and was in untouched, original condition. However, new wiring, transformers and glass had been added. It measured 20” x 72” with a bull nose on the end. There were a few chips in the body of the sign, but it was rare indeed. The bidding was up there, but the sign is actually worth a bit more, so we don't fault the seller for not taking the high bid and moving on. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market