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1995 F50 $1.4m F50 vs. F40 Steve Ahlgrim Dissects a Same-Day Sale Sports Car Market Land of the Rising Sum Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends $1.2m 1967 TOYOTA 2000GT ™ 1990 F40 $715k July 2013 www.sportscarmarket.com Miles Collier: Sturm und Drang and Fangio’s Silver Arrow $242k M1 — Is This BMW Supercar Getting Its Due? Lambo Lunacy: Simon Kidston Dances With 300 Bulls

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Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s JOIN US The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Subscribe! July 2013 . Volume 25 . Number 7 FERRARI by Steve Ahlgrim 50 What You Need to Know ENGLISH AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 201 Vehicles Rated at 10 Sales by Reid Trummel 52 66 76 1990 Ferrari F40 1995 Ferrari F50 $715,000 / Gooding $1,375,000 / Gooding Two Ferrari supercars, two different results ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 54 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite $20,350 / Barrett-Jackson Market-correct, with all the right mods GERMAN by B. Mitchell Carlson 58 86 100 RM AUCTIONS Fort Worth, TX: Don Davis pursued the best of the best. His 64-car collection sold for $21.2m, including $1.2m for a 1967 Toyota 2000GT — John Lyons BARRETT-JACKSON Palm Beach, FL: Bowtie muscle and top-tier Shelbys push totals to $20.5m — Dale Novak BRANSON Branson, MO: A Batmobile replica rockets to $173k, and bidders chase an “Eleanor” replica to $92k — B. Mitchell Carlson COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Toronto, CAN: Big-block muscle, Euro sport cars and “Made in Canada” classics bring a healthy $4.1m — Norm Mort 112 H&H 1967 Toyota 2000GT $1,155,000 / RM A new member of the million-dollar club AMERICAN by Carl Bomstead 60 1980 BMW M1 $242,000 / RM The Ultimate Driving Machine for BMW fans RACE by Thor Thorson 62 120 Duxford, U.K.: A “chocolate teapot” El-Trans electric singleseater with no battery makes $2,200, and a well-appointed Gullwing breaks $1m at this $2.9m sale — Paul Hardiman ROUNDUP Highlights from Barons Surrey, Hollywood Wheels West Palm Beach, Mecum Houston, Silver Portland and Vicari Nocona — Paul Hardiman, Ian Gail, Cody Tayloe, Jeremy Da Rosa, Phil Skinner 1954 Chrysler GS-1 Special by Ghia $616,000 / RM “Dream car” values involve guesswork 10 1969 Lancia Fulvia Coupe Rallye 1.6 HFS $70,101 / Bonhams Superb rally car, low-level collectible Cover photo: 1967 Toyota 2000GT, Darin Schnabel ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions Sports Car Market

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48 BMW M1 Art Car COLUMNS 16 Shifting Gears Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spiders that I think are $80,000 cars are selling for $140,000, but this rising market doesn’t include all cars Keith Martin 34 Affordable Classic The Datsun 510 became a pop culture icon as a cheap, reliable, fun car that was easy to modify and race David Swig 36 Collecting Thoughts The July 12 sale of a Mercedes-Benz W-196 Grand Prix car will put a transcendent object into a voracious market. Expect huge money Miles Collier 42 From the Paddock A person looking at embarking on a historic-racing career could do a lot worse than getting involved in Formula Junior Murray Smith 44 Legal Files The passenger looks at me hard. I’ve seen these eyes before. He’s not shaking and he’s not scared John Draneas 46 Simon Says A metallic-pink-flake Diablo, adorned with flashing Christmas tree lights and resembling the illegitimate love child of Santa Claus and Barbie, erupted in an explosion of sound Simon Kidston 56 The Cumberford Perspective The Toyota 2000GT was really pretty, it was beautifully made by Yamaha, and it hit all the must-have buttons of the 1960s Robert Cumberford 146 eWatch A $2.1 million baseball card, Stork Club swag and $2,650 for a set of toy trucks from the 1930s Carl Bomstead 12 Sports Car Market 36 Collecting Thoughts DEPARTMENTS 18 Auction Calendar 18 Crossing the Block 20 The Inside Line: Forest Grove Concours, Goodwood Festival of Speed and Concours d’ Elegance of America 22 Contributors: Get to know our writers 24 You Write: Lagonda love, Lagonda hate and very small cars 26 Display Advertisers Index 30 Time Pieces: Abercrombie & Fitch Heuer watch 30 Neat Stuff: Beetle-wheel wrench pouch and Aston Martin’s $40,000 bicycle 32 In Miniature: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB “Competizione” 32 Book Review: Millenove: Alfa Romeo 1900 48 Andy Warhol’s Le Mans BMW: A valuable car — and art object 98 Fresh Meat: 2012 Audi R8 5.2 Quattro Spyder, 2012 Tesla Model S P85 Performance, 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible 108 Rising Sun: Recent sales of Japanese collector cars 134 Mystery Photo: “Top down and au naturel... I love Swedish models!” 134 Comments with Your Renewal: “Your publications allow me to dream of the cars I cannot own and enjoy the ones I do.” 136 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 140 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Mike Daly James Mann, courtesy of Bonhams

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin New Money Chasing Old Cars If you pay too much, it’s only by the amount your final bid is higher than the underbidder’s significant appreciation in old-car prices. New money — big money — is flowing into the collector-car world. Some of it is from newly minted overseas billionaires. Some of it is from those of means who have heard “how hot the car market is” and decided to funnel a few million into this area, as many other forms of investment are offering meager returns. And some are seasoned collectors, who are selling cars at the new prices, then taking that money and putting it right back into the market — often using the 1031-like exchange provision to defer taxes. Only the best It’s the good stuff that’s bringing the big money. Consistently, the highest individual sale prices are made at the showcase auctions in Monterey, Scottsdale and Amelia Island. As you would imagine, nearly every blue-chip collectible on offer is brilliantly presented, and includes a thoroughly researched history. There is great competition among consignors to secure a spot at $11m in 2012, but in 10 years ... I f the collector-car market were a cappuccino, its frothy foam would spill over the sides of the cup and cascade to the tabletop like a miniature Niagara Falls. Is there a major auction that doesn’t set a few world records? Even Toyotas are now worth more than a million dollars. Well, not all Toyotas. As you might expect in this time of valuation acceleration, my inbox is full of questions, many similar to this one from David Cohen, of Malvern, PA. Keith, it’s been a long time since we spoke; I’m so pleased your publishing efforts have succeeded so well. I truly enjoy reading both your publications. As someone who is in the business, I am somewhat confused, however, at the numerous inconsistencies in your auction report valuations and your price guide. For example, in the May issue of SCM, on page 68, your reporter states that Lot F236 — a 1955 Jaguar XK 140 roadster — is a 3+ car and sold for a market-correct $127k. Yet, in your price guide, a #2 condition car is $65,000–$95,000. I believe your valuation guide is much closer to fair value. I must say it does call into question your analysts’ reporting and valuation opinions. I realize there are always anomalies in this type of endeavor, but I must say they happen frequently when you compare the analyst report with the price guides. Care to shed any light on this topic? Let me respond. The current market is more divided by selling venue than at any time in my memory, especially at the top end. Auction companies can sell some cars for prices far and above what most private parties — or even dealers — can achieve. This leads to situations where what seems like a fair buy at an auc- tion would be twice retail at a private sale. Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spiders that I think are $80,000 cars are selling for $140,000. Ferrari 365 GTCs that normally trade in the $600,000–$800,000 range bring over $1 million. Mercedes 190SLs that I think are $150,000 cars on the best day of their lives break the $200,000 mark. There are significant factors at play here. First, collector cars have been too cheap for 20 years, beginning with the crash of 1990. At the peak of the last car market in 1989, the Dow Jones Industrial Average made news when it crossed the 2,500 mark for the first time. Now, it is six times higher, above 15,000. While the Dow has been rising, the collector-car market has been stagnant. It has only been in the past four years that we have seen 16 these auctions, so the companies can afford to be picky. There is no shortage of liquid assets backing top-tier bidders’ paddles. Someone buying a $10m car is spending much less of his net worth than someone who is stretching to buy a $100,000 car. There is little concern about paying above market today. Why? First, these buyers are investors, and they are used to “betting on the come,” sometimes for five or 10 years, as they wait for an investment to pay off. Paying $250k “above market” for a $10m car is chump change if you expect the car to be worth $20m in 10 years. Also, auctions offer the assurance that if you “pay too much,” in fact you are paying just one bid more than the underbidder — so how far wrong can you be? Second, these buyers are used to winning. Most expensive cars have singular qualities, including unique histories. If a buyer misses out on one, he can’t just go find another one. The auction companies excel at bringing together “one-off” cars that are hugely important — and getting wealthy collectors to compete to put the car into their garage. After all, it’s more satisfying to own the 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/ Mirage Lightweight that RM sold for $11m in Monterey last year than to sulk around saying, “I was the underbidder, and damn, I’m glad I didn’t spend that last $100,000. Come look at the empty space in my garage.” Priced fresh daily Let’s come back to the variance between the SCM Price Guides and auction prices. There was a time not long ago when updating a classic-car price guide could be done once a year. For some cars, especially second- and third-tier cars, that’s still true. A nice MGB has been $8,000 to $12,000 for a decade. A first-gen 383 Road Runner is a $30,000 car, and is unlikely to change much. But with limited production cars and increasing demand, no printed price guide can keep up with the market for exotics. Even for lesser cars, such as Ferrari 250 GTEs, what was once an $80,000 nicely restored piece has become $300,000 “last chance to own an Enzo-era V12.” Add the feeding frenzy that comes with a high-end auction, along with an influx of wealthy investors new to the market, and you get an auction room where the $95,000 XK 140 referred to above is a “good buy” at $127,000. The constants in the SCM Pocket Price Guide are the production numbers and the collectibility rating. A B-rated car will always be less desirable to sophisticated collectors than an A-rated one. Let the SCM guide be just that, a guide. Let the underlying quality of the car, and its history, determine just how long you want to hold your paddle in the air.♦ Sports Car Market Jim Pickering

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies 1965 Lotus Cortina Competition Saloon at Bonhams Goodwood Tom Mack — Mountaineer Collector Car Auction Where: Fletcher, NC When: July 6 More: www.tommackauctions.com This auction happens in conjunction with the 46th Annual Mountaineer Antique Auto Club Car Show & Flea Market. Featured lots include a 1939 Cadillac Series 61 Sedan, unrestored with 19,500 miles and full documentation; a pair of 1964 Dodge convertibles; and a rotisserie-restored 1954 Mercury Monterey convertible. Bonhams — Goodwood Festival of Speed Where: Chichester, U.K. When: July 12 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 67/84 cars sold / $34.4m Bonhams’ sale at the 20th anniversary Goodwood Festival of Speed will feature a 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Le Mans Tourer, offered from long-term ownership (Bonhams estimate: $2.2m– $2.8m). Joining the long list of ex-race cars is the 1965 Lotus Cortina Competition Saloon that won that year’s European Touring Car Championship ($140k–$190k) and the lightweight AustinHealey 100 Special Test Car that was the Works team entry into the 1953 Mille Miglia and Le Mans 24 Hour Race. Mecum — Des Moines 2013 Where: Des Moines, IA When: July 19–20 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 317/508 cars sold / $5.1m Look for Mecum’s usual mix of American muscle, hot rods, pickups and the occasional sporty import at their annual Des Moines sale. The high seller here in 2012 was a 1969 Shelby GT350 fastback, sold at $86,400. About 500 cars are expected. 18 H&H Auctions — The Pavilion Gardens Where: Buxton, U.K. When: July 24 More: www.classic-auctions.com Last year: 45/66 cars sold / $939k This yearly summer sale attracts a range of affordable European classics, with sold prices averaging about $20k. The featured early consignment this time around is a highly original 1934 Talbot 65 saloon, boasting long single-family ownership from 1938 to 2005 (H&H estimate: $15k–$19k). RM — St. John’s Where: Plymouth, MI When: July 27 More: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 61/74 cars sold / $6.8m RM returns once again to the Inn at St. Johns as the official auction house of the Concours d’Elegance of America. The early star cars are a 1930 Cadillac V16 all-weather phaeton (RM estimate: $150k– $200k); a 1922 Duesenberg Model A Doctor’s Coupe with known ownership from new ($175k–$225k); and a 1929 Duesenberg Model J dual-cowl phaeton, recently restored to concours quality ($725k– $900k). The Silverstone Classic Sale Where: Northamptonshire, U.K. When: July 27 More: www.silverstoneauctions. com Last year: 25/60 cars sold / $1.1m This sale takes place in conjunction with the Silverstone Classic, which bills itself as “the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival.” Racers and very serious sports cars make up a bulk of the consignments, such as the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring that sold here last year at $326k. ♦ 1929 Duesenberg Model J dual-cowl phaeton at RM St. John’s Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. JUNE 2—LUCKY Tacoma, WA 2—BONHAMS Greenwich, CT 7–9—LEAKE Tulsa, OK 9—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 10—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 15—COYS Athens, GRC 15—BONHAMS Oxford, U.K. 15—H&H Rockingham, U.K. 15—VANDERBRINK Clara City, MN 15—SILVER Coeur d’Alene, ID 20–22—RUSSO AND STEELE Newport Beach, CA 21–22—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 21–22—MIDAMERICA St. Paul, MN 21–23—ELECTRIC GARAGE Penticton, BC, CAN 28–29—MECUM Champaign, IL 29—COYS Oxfordshire, U.K. 29—VANDERBRINK Austin, MN 29—GIRARD Wakonda, SD JULY 3–SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 6–TOM MACK Fletcher, NC 12—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 12–13—SMITHS Cape Girardeau, MO 13—SILVER Spokane, WA 13—PETERSEN Roseburg, OR 17—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 19–20—MECUM Des Moines, IA 20—VANDERBRINK Hastings, NE 20—SILVER Missoula, MT 21—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 24—H&H Buxton, U.K. 27—CHEFFINS Cambridge, U.K. 27—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 27—RM Plymouth, MI 30—BARONS Surrey, U.K. AUGUST 1–3—AUCTIONS AMERICA Burbank, CA 3—SILVER Shelton, WA 3–4—SILVERSTONE Cheshire, U.K. 8–10—MECUM Walworth, WI 8–10—BARRETTJACKSON Reno, NV 9–10—VICARI New Orleans, LA 9–10—B&T SPECIALTY Reno, NV 10—COYS Nürburgring, DEU 15–16—BONHAMS Carmel, CA 15–17—MECUM Monterey, CA 15–17—RUSSO AND STEELE Monterey, CA 16–17—RM Monterey, CA 17—CHEFFINS Harrogate, U.K. 17–18—GOODING & CO. Pebble Beach, CA 24–25—SILVERSTONE Hampshire, U.K. 29–SEP 1—AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN 31–SEP 1—SILVER Sun Valley, ID Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams Aaron Summerfield © 2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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Inside Line Alex Martin-Banzer Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. Seven Formula One teams will be present at the 20th Annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, which also celebrates 50 years of McLaren Industry News ■ RM Auctions is now the official auction partner of the St. James Palace Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for September 5–7 at St. James Palace in central London. RM is changing the date of its yearly London auction from late October to September 9. For more information, visit www.rmauctions.com. ■ Jannelle Grigsby is the new head of publicity at Gooding & Co. Grigsby succeeds Katie Hellwig, who is leaving Gooding for life and business opportunities in Europe. www.goodingco. com ■ The Quail Lodge & Golf Club in the Carmel Valley, long a favorite stay during Monterey Car Week, has reopened its hotel to guests. For more information, visit www.quaillodge.com or call 1.866.675.1101. Events ■ The 7th Barrington Concours d’Elegance will feature five Avions Voisin cars from the Mullin Automotive Museum from July 12 to 14. “It’s an honor to host this extraordinary exhibit of Avions Voisins from the collection of Peter Mullin and the Mullin Automotive Museum,” said David 20 Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance Cooper, concours co-chairman. “It will be the first time that these iconic vehicles will be shown in the Midwest. Gabriel Voisin was a brilliant, though eccentric, engineer and designer. These cars represent the breadth of his conceptual thinking as it progressed through turbulent times.” One of the cars, the 1935 C25 Aerodyne, won Best of Show at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Located at the Makray Me- morial Golf Club in Barrington, IL, this year’s concours will also celebrate Porsche 911, Corvette, Indy cars and Duesenberg. www. barringtonconcours.org (IL) ■ With seven Formula One teams — ranging from Mercedes-Benz to Ferrari to Lotus — already confirming attendance to the 20th Annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, there will be plenty of noise and fun from July 12 to 14. McLaren’s P1 supercar and 12C Can-Am race car will be on site. This year’s festival will mark 50 Years of the Porsche 911, 90 Years of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 50 years of McLaren and, yes, 50 years of the Ford Cortina and the Mini Cooper S. The largest motoring garden party in the world will be in full throttle this month! www.goodwood.co.uk (UK) ■ On July 21, step back in time with American classic cars at the 41st Annual Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance. The beautiful campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR, will host more than 300 antique classic, sport, race, modified and collector cars. Forest Grove will celebrate 50 years of the Porsche 911 and 60 years of the Chevrolet Corvette. The two hosts of “What’s My Car Worth,” SCM Publisher Keith Martin and SCM Contributing Editor Donald Osborne, will once again emcee the concours. SCM and ACC Contributor Ken Gross is the 2013 Senior Judge. The Vineyard Tour of the beautiful Tualatin Valley and the Evening of Elegance dinner are on July 20. Concours tickets are $20. www.forestgroveconcours.org (OR) ■ If you want to add variety to your summer concours schedule, then how does this special class, “Electric Cars: Past, Present and Future,” sound? The 35th Annual Concours d’Elegance of America will roll onto the beautiful grounds of the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 28. Horsepower addicts will enjoy vintage NASCAR stock cars, Can-Am racers and dragsters on the field as well. This year’s concours also will honor cars from the 1908 New York to Paris automobile race. Tickets are $25 for adults; children 12 and under get free admission. www.concoursusa.org (MI) ♦ Sports Car Market Courtesy of Goodwood Festival of Speed Jim Pickering

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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor and Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Dale Novak Paul Hardiman (Europe) Auction Analysts John Clucas (Australia), Daniel Grunwald, Jérôme Hardy (Europe), Norm Mort (Canada), Phil Skinner, John Lyons Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Colin Comer (Muscle Cars), Robert Cumberford (Design), John Draneas (Legal), Prescott Kelly (Porsche), Donald Osborne (Etceterini), Thor Thorson (Race Cars) Contributors John Apen, Diane Brandon, Marshall Buck, Dale Novak Miles Collier, Martin Emmison, Jay Harden, Paul Hardiman, Alex Hofberg, Simon Kidston, Ed Milich, Stephen Serio, John L. Stein CORRESPONDENCE Email service@sportscarmarket.com Customer Support www.sportscarmarket.com/helpdesk Fax 503.253.2234 General P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 FedEx/DHL/UPS 401 NE 19th Ave., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. 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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. He is the founder of the Louis Vuitton Classic at Rockefeller Center and is the chairman of the Lime Rock Historic Festival. He is a past member of the FIA Formula One Commission, and in this month’s “From the Paddock,” on p. 42, he discusses the possible restoration of Formula Junior racing in the United States. 22 NORM MORT, SCM Contributor, is a lifelong car enthusiast with a particular affinity for small, odd things. His first microcar was a 1957 Berkeley S328, and he currently owns a 1935 Morgan F2, 1958 FriskySport, and 1967 Reliant Regal. For over two decades, his columns and features on collector cars have appeared in magazines, newspapers and websites across North America and Britain. Mort has written many books about collector vehicles, including Micro Trucks and American Woodies 1928–1953. He lives in Wellington, Ontario, and has owned and operated an independent collectorvehicle appraisal company since 1992. You’ll find his report about the Collector Car Productions auction in Toronto on p. 100. DALE NOVAK, SCM Contributor and Senior Auction Analyst, 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 that 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. 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. 76.

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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 Lagonda horror To the Editor: I was horrified at your writ- ings on Aston Martin Lagondas (SCM May 2013, p. 50 and p. 52), as it would appear that you have never owned one nor driven one for any length of time outside a big city. Your writings are an indictment of one of the U.K.’s greatest cars and one that is, for a change, a pretty car for the period, with so many cars of the era being so stodgy. Clearly, you have never investigated the car’s great potential. I live in a rural environment, with many of the byways still without a hard surface, and when using these roads, so many cars are a complete failure. The Lagonda digests poor dirt and gravel roads with consummate ease, and its feather-bed quality of ride is nearly as good on a bad road as on a good one. There is no pitch or sway, and there is virtually little noise coming back into the car from bad gravel or dirt roads. Strangely, the ground clearance is very much better than one would expect. It is completely stable even when one side’s wheels are in the rough road verge. My Lagonda is an early car with the nasty instruments. It is one of the greatest fun cars I have ever used, and it is so well engineered that I have never been able to drive it to its limit — as that is way above the limit of my ability. The biggest problem with my Lagonda’s instruments is that they fade away when in the bright sun on days with ambient temperatures of Centigrade 35 (95 degrees) plus. Otherwise, the car is a very well-sorted package. I only wish I could afford to return my car to Aston Martin Lagonda to have the analog instrument set fitted. Please do the right thing and retract your nasty story in your next issue, as it does nothing but damage. Surely you have some English pride and can be objective in your assessments. I am a property valuer by profession and understand the need to be objective, as it is so easy to make assumptions. — Robert Bradly, via email 24 It is one of the greatest fun cars I have ever used Lagondas, drugs and Pink Floyd To the Editor: I read with great interest your respective articles on the Aston Martin Lagonda (pages 50 to 52, May 2013), and for the first time in my long membership at SCM, felt compelled to put fingertips to keyboard. First, opinions are like a…holes. We all have one! So I fully respect your opinions and would like to now share with you mine (opinion, that is). Going back to the 1970s, it was no secret that Aston Martin was in deep financial trouble. William Towns knew that his next design would determine the future viability of Aston Martin. In fact, the company was broke. He locked himself away for a month in a castle with a pencil and ruler — and I guess some mind-altering drugs accompanied by a cassette of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.” (Nick, if you are reading this, a passenger ride in your 250 would be awesome. Let me know if I can get lucky!) Towns could have played safe and designed a curvaceous DBS successor. Instead, he penciled a daring, outlandish, polarizing tour de force. What was he thinking? This design was no safe bunt with the bases loaded and the scoreboard highlighting two strikes. This was a big swing, a very big swing, at automotive design immortality. How well he connected depends on your opinion. My great friend and I have between us 15 cars — 1950s, 1960s and 1970s Alfas, Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Maseratis — all stored together in a warehouse. The only two non-Italian cars are a 1982 and a 1985 Aston Martin Lagonda. We each own one. When we pull out the deck chairs, to gaze, mostly, it is at the Lagondas. They are a bonkers car! No car I have ever owned has catalyzed the number of petrol station bowser friends as the Lagonda. You MUST see one in the flesh. Pictures do not do the car justice. So what are they like to own and drive? Do you need luck and cash as suggested in the last paragraph on page 51? Well, yes you do. The Lagonda is not any more expensive and, I suggest, a whole lot more reliable to own and operate. Their key weakness is rust due to the body design. The mechanics are straightforward Aston Martin from the era. The dashboard is often quoted as the Achilles heel. For goodness sakes, let’s get real here. Mine is 31 years old, and the only readings that do not work are the oil and water temperatures. (The hand-brake light periodically flashes at me.) But the electrics, whilst cutting edge and unresolvable in the 1970s and ’80s, are easily rectifiable today. You can have your dashboard rebuilt by one of the Aston Martin dealers in the U.K., or Max, our local electronics engineering guru in Melbourne, will do it for you here in Australia. Stephen Serio admonishes the Lagonda in his fourth to last paragraph as “…(a) stupendous absurdity of a car…overweight, oddly shaped, slow — and [they] don’t work most of the time…” The first four points are opinions, with which I respectfully disagree. Is a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow overweight? Is a Jensen CV8, Cadillac Eldorado or Maserati Khamsin oddly shaped? Is a 2CV slow? You will receive different opinions from different people. Not many of them will be automotive authors and therefore possessing the power of putting their opinion into print. The last point, “… and [they] don’t work most of the time…” is factually incorrect. Mr. Cumberford, I am not convinced you have seen one of these cars in the flesh. In your page 53 design perspective, you make no mention of one of the Lagonda’s unique design traits Sports Car Market

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You Write We Read — the A-pillar. Towns could have designed a straight A-pillar, but he did not. It possesses a unique, gentle concave curve. It makes me laugh every time I look at it. Why? Because he did something bold and unique, and that, my friends, is what makes car design from a generation ago so fascinating. Today, focus groups, wind tunnels and bean counters determine a design. Gone are the days of a crackling log fire in a castle, a Pink Floyd overture, a bottle of single malt and perhaps an upper or three (I jest). Many thanks for the magazine. It is a great joy in my life. — Phil Nash, Melbourne, Australia Why did Serio hold back? To the Editor: I thoroughly enjoyed Stephen Serio’s profile of the Aston Martin Lagonda Saloon (SCM, May 2013, p. 50), although I wonder why he held back and didn’t let us know how he really feels about that car. I had to get up and leave the coffee shop where I was going through my newly arrived SCM, as I was laughing so hard and disturbing the other customers. Yes, my 2CV (zero electron- ics) would refuse to share garage space with the Lagonda, fearing there’s something contagious. And I don’t “get” the Kardashians, either. — Brian McCall, San Salvador, El Salvador Tiny bits of weirdness To the Editor: Your microcar collection coverage was terrific (SCM May 2013, p. 96). I really enjoyed reading about these weird, formerly/semi-affordable toys. I remember scoffing at an $18k Isetta a few years ago. Whoops! Great contrast to the more frequent coverage of unobtainables. Thanks. — Tom Rounds, via email Proof of value To the Editor: I just wanted to say thank you for the PHS article in the June 2013 issue (Legal Files, p. 40). I had no idea that Jim Mattison went through all of that litigation just to save the Pontiac records. My hat is off for 26 I remember scoffing at an $18k Isetta a few years ago. Whoops! such a valiant effort, and many thanks, as I just received my $65 package on a newly purchased 1972 GTO 455HO coupe with the WW5 option. It’s good to have the proof! — Brad Briscoe, via email The realities of retail To the Editor: I have been a subscriber for more than 10 years, and thoroughly enjoy the magazine. Having retired almost two years ago, my wife and I are now traveling more than half the year, and with the children grown, we have just decided to downsize our home. We will soon be selling our current home with a six-car garage for a home with a three-car garage. A smaller garage, plus the fact that we’re away from home so often, means I don’t get as much chance to drive my cars, so I will sell two of them. I just shipped my 2000 BMW Z8 to our home in Maui, where we will get much more use out of it. I am planning to sell the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, and the 1966 Mustang fastback resto-mod, and I would like to ask your advice as to the best venues to sell each of these cars. The SLS has just over 5,000 miles and literally looks new. Including $15,000 over MSRP, I paid $215,000 out the door at the Roger Penske Mercedes store in Southern California. This was a good deal at the time, since all the other dealers wanted $50,000 over MSRP. Our local Mercedes dealer in Oakland, CA, where we have had a long series of Mercedes cars serviced, offered me an insultingly low price about a year ago. They suggested I not sell it for a couple of years, since production will stop, and the value should increase. In fact, I just read in Road & Track that the SLS will not be offered after the 2014 model year. The Mustang was built by a professional about 10 years ago. It is absolutely beautiful, but turned out a little bit more hairy than I expected. As a result, I have put just over 2,000 miles on it since taking delivery. The body was refinished at a shop in California that does work for Pebble Beach Concours cars, and it is just about perfect. Mechanically, it has rack-andpinion steering, disc brakes, Griggs Racing suspension, a new Ford 5-liter engine and 5-speed transmission, fuel cell, Recaro seats, roll bar and so on. Can you please advise me which sales venue you would recommend for each of these cars? Thanks! P.S. In case you were won- dering, I am keeping my 2007 Porsche 911 2S and the Nissan 350Z (which is for parking at Safeway and the long-term lot at SFO), and saving a space for the 2014 BMW M4 which I plan to buy. — John Maccarone, via email Keith Martin replies: John, thanks for your continued subscription to SCM. I appreciate it. Your questions are not easy ones. First of all, let’s address the “insultingly low price” the dealer offered for the Mercedes. In fact, dealers are in business to make money, and chances are the market is lower than you are aware of. The SLS had an initial “pop,” which has since worn off. There are newer, greater supercars available, and its market value has suffered accordingly. The dealer is aware of what real retail is, and what you thought was very low may in fact be the true wholesale price in the market — which is what he would offer, as he has to sell at retail to keep his doors open. You may have an unrealistic expectation about the value of your SLS. In any event, late-model supercars rarely do well at auction, as they are available from any number of venues, from private sellers to dealers to websites. If you have decided you want to sell the car at auction, start by using the SCM Platinum Database to see which auction companies have experience selling SLSs and contact them about your car. You’ll do yourself — and the auction company — a Sports Car Market

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You Write We Read Ad Index Alan Taylor Company, Inc ..........................111 Aston Martin of New England ................... 115 Auctions America ......................................... 37 Automobilia Monterey ............................... 143 Automotive Restorations Inc. .................... 106 Autosport Designs Inc ................................ 129 B & T Specialty Classic Car Auctions ......... 97 Barrett-Jackson ...................................... 19, 21 Bennett Law Office ...................................... 84 Beverly Hills Car Club ............................... 131 Black Horse Garage ................................... 117 BMW Car Club of America, Inc. ................. 43 Bonhams / SF ............................................... 17 Bonhams / U.K. ...................................... 14–15 Canepa .......................................................... 35 Carlisle Events ............................................. 99 Colorado Concours ...................................... 89 Chequered Flag International ..................... 125 Chubb Personal Insurance ............................ 27 Classic Restoration ....................................... 83 Classic Showcase ......................................... 91 Collector Studio ......................................... 127 Columbia River Concours ............................ 75 Concorso Italiano ........................................... 6 Continental AutoSports ............................. 115 Copley Motorcars ....................................... 128 Cosdel ........................................................ 143 Crescent Beach Concours d’Elegance ......... 93 Driversource Houston LLC ................ 121, 127 European Collectibles ................................ 131 Exotic Classics ........................................... 126 Fantasy Junction ......................................... 113 Ferrari Financial Services .......................... 135 Forest Grove Concours ................................ 57 Gooding & Company ..................................... 2 Grundy Worldwide ..................................... 119 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ......................... 129 Hamann Classic Cars ................................... 73 Heacock Classic .......................................... 33 Heritage Classics .......................................... 67 Hillsborough Concours .............................. 105 Hyman, LTD ................................................ 95 Intercity Lines .............................................. 45 JC Taylor ...................................................... 87 Jeff Brynan ................................................. 143 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 137 Kevin Kay Restorations ............................. 113 Kidston ......................................................... 13 Kirkland Concours d’Elegance ...................... 8 L’ art et L’ automobile ................................ 133 L.A. Prep ...................................................... 77 LeMay - America’s Car Museum ............... 139 Louisville Concours d’Elegance ................ 145 Lucky Collector Car Auctions ..................... 47 Luxury Brokers International ..................... 110 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd ............. 49 Maserati North America ............................. 148 Mershon’s World Of Cars ............................ 85 Mid America Auctions ............................... 101 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ...................... 128 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. .......... 139 P21S® ......................................................... 125 Paramount Classics .................................... 109 Park Place LTD ............................................ 41 Passport Transport ........................................ 71 Paul Russell And Company ....................... 119 Pebble Beach Retro Auto ............................... 6 Porsche 356 Registry ................................. 143 Premier Financial Services ........................ 147 Putnam Leasing ............................................ 13 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd. ........................... 31 Reliable Carriers .......................................... 65 RM Auctions .......................................... 5, 7, 9 Road Scholars .............................................. 69 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo ......................... 133 Russo & Steele LLC .............................. 23, 25 SCM Monterey Insider’s Seminar ............... 40 Silver Collector Car Auctions ...................... 29 Silverstone Group Ltd. ............................... 135 Sports & Specialist Cars .............................111 Swissvax USA, LLC .................................... 39 Symbolic Motor Car Co ................................. 3 T. Rutlands ................................................. 107 The Auto Collections ................................. 103 The Stable, Ltd. ............................................ 79 Tom Mack Classics .................................... 139 Vicari Auctions ............................................. 81 Vintage Rallies ........................................... 123 VintageAutoPosters.com ............................ 143 Zymol Florida ............................................ 123 28 big favor if you start by being realistic about its value. Another factor in your selec- tion will be the distance to an auction company from where the car is stored, the expenses involved in moving your car, and your own expenses to accompany the car — along with any entry fees and seller’s commissions the auction house charges. As for your Mustang, the first question is how much do you want for it — and is your expectation realistic? There are a lot of resto-mods for sale, and every seller thinks their car is special. And every seller has “invested” more in their resto-mod than they are likely to get back on resale. If you think your car is worth more than $100,000, then I would look at auction companies that have a national reach — and that sell cars similar to yours. To get the most money, you need an auction company with a proven track record of attracting high-roller bidders, and for whom $100,000 or more is just lunch money, not their life savings. If $25,000 would buy your car, then nearly any regional auction would serve as a good place to try to sell it, and if you find an auction being held near you, you remove transportation costs from the equation. There’s no short answer to “what’s the best auction company (or even the best way) to sell my car?” Whenever you put a car into an auction, the more homework you do beforehand, and the more honest you are with yourself about true market value, the greater your chances of success. By the way, I can’t think of a better way to enjoy Maui than behind the wheel of a Z8. Good choice. — Keith Martin ♦ You Write We Read We knew it was a ’69 — we were just testing you Errata The Race Cars of Harry Miller were displayed at the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. SCM placed the wrong name, Henry Miller, on these wonderful racing jewels on p. 46 of the June 2013 issue. We regret the error. On p. 60 of the June 2013 issue, a photo caption incorrectly listed a 1969 Porsche 911S 2.0 as a 1979. Miles Collier, longtime SCM contributor, was, amazingly, left off the list of SCMers in the story about his own Collier Symposium on Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car on p. 38 of the June 2013 issue. 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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Abercrombie & Fitch Heuer Watch Long before the days of 16-year-old bare-chest models showing off distressed jeans below thei ripped abs and hairless pecs, Abercrombie and Fitch was in an entirely different business. They were the quintessential gentleman’s adventure outfitter. From 1917 through the latter days of the 1970s, Abercrombie & Fitch was headquartered in a 12-story building at the corner of Madison Avenue and East 45th Street in Manhattan. Those 12 stories housed the most fascinat- ing array of specialty outdoor departments, from safari gear, including pith helmets and khakis, t an entire floor devoted to hunting rifles with b game trophies lining the walls, to a shooting ra in the basement and a pool on the roof where an instructor offered fly-fishing lessons. Rooms of camping equipment followed rooms of rare books and prints of all forms of wildlife. Abercrombie’s customers included best-selling authors, presi- dents, naturalists, well-heeled outdoorsmen — and my father, who was not wealthy but who had a keen sense (as I do) of where the good stuff could be found. As a child, I could think of no more pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon in the city than wandering through A&F like a kid in a men’s candy store. As one can imagine, Abercrombie Details Production date: Circa 1952 Best place to wear one: On a stroll up the slopes of Kilimanjaro is best): Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Web: www.tagheuer.com Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Spare the Clutter This nifty vinyl organizer slips over the spare tire of a VW Beetle for easy access to wrenches, pliers and screwdrivers. It’s also compatible with flashlights, pens, salted nut rolls and rolledup back issues of SCM. Available in five colors. $39.99 from www.mamotorworks.com also outfitted the wrists of their clientele with a fairly broad selection of watches, ranging from dressy models to state-of-the-art dive models and chronographs. Although they were retailers of many wellknown brands, including Rolex, Abercrombie was a huge advocate and seller of Heuer watches. A&F old Heuer watches — and contracted with the company to manufacture watches for them with the Abercrombie & Fitch logo on the dial to further capitalize on their fame and notoriety. The pictured watch is one such ex- ample. Dating from roughly 1952, this watch is an oversized (during the 1950s, 38 mm was oversized, but not so much these days) three-register chronograph. The 14-karat solid gold case was made water resistant through a threaded, gasketed case back and round, gasketed push buttons. The vered dial features a 1/5th second scale for e timing purposes, 30-minute and 12-hour register dials and a constant seconds hand with sweep chronograph hand as well. Luminous material fills both the hands and the hour indicators, which gives the watch visibility in darkness. The engine found under the hood is a fairly obscure Valjoux (Swiss) 71 that features 17 jewels and an Incabloc shock-resistant system for protecting the balance wheel from damaging drops or knocking the watch against a hard surface. Although it is triple-signed Abercrombie & Fitch (dial, movement and inside the case) with no other manufacturer markings, Heuer assuredly made it for the store. Apparently, Jack Heuer, the heir to the Heuer watchmaking firm and an avid sportsman himself, was more than a supplier to A&F; he was also a patron of the store. Although the current marketplace for vintage watches is relatively flat, the market for vintage sports watches (chronographs, dive models and other complications) is on fire, and values are sharply rising. Oversized, sealed vintage watches from Rolex, Breitling, Omega, Heuer and dozens of other brands have never seen such interest or appreciation. Good examples run about $5,500. My prediction is that the market will continue to show growth, and investing will be advantageous. Plus you can enjoy wearing it on your own adventures. Spoil the Cyclist Aston Martin’s One-77 Cycle is a weapon of human-powered technology and status. Hand-stitched leather sheaths the carbonfiber handlebars, which feature an integrated touch-screen display with “motorsport-derived data-logging system,” for serious, serious training. The “twin-vein” frame and fork are also carbon, as are the wheels. Hydraulic disc brakes and Shimano Dura-Ace components round d to f four ths. price: 000. w.factor.com/ martin © 30 Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB “Competizione” Without a doubt, the Ferrari 250 GT SWB is one of the all-time greats, and I’d rather have one than a 250 GTO. Yes, I actually said that. I apologize to those of you whom I may have offended. I still love GTOs, but putting investment portfolios aside, I would pick an SWB for my stable. Although this 1:18 scale SWB model from CMC Classical Models is a mass- produced item, you really do get an extreme amount of detail and value for your money — but no exclusivity. Entry price is very reasonable at only $339. CMC refers to this one as a 1961 “Competizione” car, and just as with the 1:1 cars, this piece features numerous differences from the standard road models, which they first released in 2006. I wish they would say which chassis number(s) they referenced for the road car and the comp car. That said, CMC also offers a full competition model of 2689GT as raced at Le Mans in 1961. You might want to get all three variants! The model shown has more than 1,100 parts, and as with all CMC pieces, this SWB features a wealth of detail, including full undercarriage — complete with rear leaf springs assembled from individual leafs and mounted the same way as on the real cars. Brake lines, fuel lines, parking-brake cables, sleeves, various operating mechanisms, and so much more are all in place. It’s a bit of a shame that the simulated aluminum belly pans (made of stainless steel) hide a fair amount on the comp model, which is all exposed on the road model. I don’t even know where to begin to describe the detail of the fully plumbed and wired engine bay. Let’s just say that the miniature Colombo V12, with its triple Webers, throttle linkages and so on, is a real feast for the eyes. Look underneath and you will find individual hex bolts attaching the sump cover to the engine. Attention to detail is everywhere. There’s not much to see in the trunk except for the spare tire, which fills most of the space. Yes, there is a tiny hinged prop rod nestled on the right. The miniature Borranis — although not correctly Model Details Production Date: 2009 Quantities: 5,000 to 15,000 SCM Five-Star Rating: Overall Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.cmcmodelcarsusa.com finished — look fantastic. They should be painted instead of left in their raw state of machined aluminum rims and hubs with stainless spokes. Valve stems are Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Millenove: Alfa Romeo 1900 By H.-J. Döhren, Alfapoint, 320 pages, $169 I’ve come to the conclusion that Alfa Romeo people are a little like gun owners. They appreciate the beauty and mechanical wonders — but have a hard time accepting the flaws in the program as well. Their love for the object is fierce, passionate and unrelenting. That passion guarantees a market for books about Alfas. I’m sure the Alfisti have awaited the release of H.-J. Döhren’s Millenove with the anticipation of a 6-year-old on Christmas morning. The 1900 was the car that saved Alfa, trans- forming the company from a hand-built specialty and racing shop into a full-fledged factory that built mass-market cars after World War II. That first factory was designed by American engineers to bring production-line techniques to the small company, and the 1900 sedan was the first car built on the line. The 1900 was arguably one of the first mass-produced sport sedans, with Alfa’s racing heritage in evidence in the new car, which sported the signature Alfa double overhead cam, 4-cylinder engine, good handling and peppy 100-horsepower performance. But let’s be honest, it was homely. Production began in 1950, and for the first several years the factory churned out slight variations, won fans and saloon races. Alfa refined the car over time and introduced coupe versions. But the 1900 took off in 1953 when Alfa gave redesign opportunities to a long list of coachbuilders and designers. Bertone, B.A.T., Ghia, Pininfarina and Zagato took the 1900 from bland 32 to beautiful, creating a rich legacy of really elegant sports sedans, coupes and Spiders. It’s those designs, those cars, that fill the bulk of Millenove. The book highlights page after page of elegant 1950s Alfas from the finest designers of the generation. It’s a nice trip, from bland to beautiful, and Millenove is a great roadmap. Provenance: H.-J. Dohren is an Alfa Romeo fan, first and foremost, and his exhaustive, thor- ough research is in evidence throughout Millenove. Fit and finish: Split text (the original German and English) creates some challenging design choices and it isn’t always successful. That said, the images are lovely and the print quality is high. Drivability: Two things to keep in mind: The original text was writ- ten in German, and the prose came from a fan, not a writer. So reading at times devolves to deciphering the text. But you aren’t going to put Millenove on your bookshelf for the deathless prose. You are going to put it on your lap and devour the images. Many of the photos are from the great coachbuilders, who transformed an ugly duckling into a whole flock of beautiful swans. ♦ Sports Car Market present, and so are the individual truing nuts at the base of each spoke. Very impressive. The knockoffs should be chrome, but they make up a little for that, as you can read “Carlo Borrani — Milano” on them. Open the doors, and you’ll be glad you did. They’re fitted with the correct leather belts, window tracks and door-latch operating cable, all visible inside the door. Excellent exterior paint is polished to a mirror finish, and the quality of all the chrome would bring joy to any plating service. Overall body shape is great, although in profile the roof line doesn’t quite look correct, but it still looks good. My only other gripe is that the multi-piece windshield wip- ers are heavy handed and less than accurate. Sometimes simple is better. CMC have produced another gem. I have seen more expen- sive, larger models that pale in comparison on all levels. You will not be disappointed.

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Affordable Classic 1968–73 Datsun 510 A Pop Culture Icon on the Rise With a dwindling supply of cars and rising values, now is the time to snap up a good Datsun 510 by David Swig received oriented 1970, Datsun introduced a round-gauge dashboard and headrests — not much else changed through 1972. In 1973 the 2-door was the only model offered, and 1973 cars sport rubber bumper overriders front and rear. Some non-U.S. mar kets performance- twin-carbureted versions of the 510 (known worldwide as the Datsun 1600), and Japanese the market home was Once common, now coveted W hen Datsun’s 510 came onto the scene late in 1968, it looked like Japan’s attempt at emulating the BMW 1600-2, which had debuted two years earlier. Utilizing a 1600-cc SOHC engine and a drivetrain layout similar to the BMW, the Datsun offered technical sophistication and reliability that was nearly on par with its German competitor — but at a much lower cost. It was not as quick as the BMW in stock form — and it was not as good of a drive — but its price was roughly two-thirds that of the German, making it a compelling proposition. In the United States, the 510 remained technically mostly the same during its five-year production run, with only minor model-year cosmetic differences. 510s were offered as 2- and 4-door sedans and as a station wagon. The sedans employed four-wheel independent suspension, while wagons had a live rear axle with leaf springs. 1968 model cars are the rarest, due to their introduction toward the end of the model year — and have trim differences, including different grilles and Americanstyle instrument clusters with a sweep speedometer. Cars from the 1969 model year retain many of the early design details. In 34 Details Years produced: 1968–73 Number produced: About 400,000 worldwide Original list price: $1,935 (1970 two-door) Current price range: $5,000–$30,000 Tune-up cost: $70 Distributor cap: $34 Pros: These are reliable, fun-to-drive cars that are easy to work on. The 510 has a solid racing heritage and is a great entry into the collector-car world. Cons: Rust and mistreatment have put a lot of these cars into the scrap heap, but that might not be a bad thing for today’s collectors. Best place to drive one: To Laguna Seca during Monterey Car Week. A typical owner: An independent thinker who enjoys performance at a bargain price — and is always a bit ahead of the curve. Club: The Dime Quarterly (dimequarterly.blogspot.com) More: www.the510realm.com Alternatives: 1967–73 BMW 1600/2002, 1965–72 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super, 1968–1974 MGB SCM Investment Grade: B blessed with the sleek fastback Bluebird coupe. Unfortunately, these versions were never officially sold in the United States. However, in recent years, imports of Japanese vintage cars have been on the rise, and this means that a handful of Bluebird coupes have made their way to our shores. A racing legacy For me, the most desirable of the U.S.-spec models are the 1970–73 2-door models, which solidified Datsun’s reputation in the ranks of SCCA road racing. Despite the fact that the 510 was not initially marketed in the U.S. as a performance-oriented car, its success in the Trans-Am Championship under Peter Brock’s stewardship guaranteed the 510’s status as a racing icon. Brock’s BRE team, with driver John Morton, cam- paigned the 510s that famously beat the Alfa Romeo GTAs and BMW 2002s to win the SCCA Trans-Am Under-2.5 Liter Championship in 1971 and 1972. Racing successes led to a strong performance after- market for the 510. The easy interchangeability of parts among other Datsun models made installing later Datsun 1800-cc and 2000-cc engines and 5-speed manual transmissions easy and common. As such, finding a “matching numbers” 510 these days can be difficult indeed! In more recent years, younger generations have in- stalled 1990s SR20DE and SR20DET turbo motors, often with other modern upgrades, such as 16-inch and 17-inch wheels. However, the cars that are poised to be most collect- ible will be those preserved or restored to a “period” specification — specifically cars that ditch the modern power in place of the old Datsun L-series motors, and forego modern wheel/tire combinations and opt for the 13x7 American Racing Libra wheels that look so good on Sports Car Market bryansautoimages.com

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1970 510 wagon a properly set-up 510. Stock examples — if they still exist — are also collectible. The 510 was the first proper Japanese sports compact car sold on American shores, and it established a performance reputation for the Datsun brand. The 510 became a pop culture icon as a cheap, reliable, fun car that was easy to modify and race. Collecting 510s today Values in specialty vehicles from the late 1960s through the early 1980s are on the rise, and the best 510s appear to fall into the same space as the BMW 1600/2002, Alfa Romeo GTV, and Porsche’s 1965–73 911/912. The difficulty really is in finding a good 510 to buy, as many that survive have been neglected and/or modified poorly — and many cars succumbed to rust issues. Most of the cars on Craigslist or eBay tend to fall into the “run hard and put away wet” category, inhabiting the $1,500–$6,000 space where the majority of 510s tend to be priced. However, good cars are out there, and relatively decent 2-doors can be found from roughly $10k and up. The nicest cars don’t often trade hands publicly, so it’s difficult to establish a ceiling, but I did hear of one buyer considering a $40k-plus purchase of an exceptionally wellexecuted BRE 510 2-door tribute car. Four-door cars and wagons will be worth less — perhaps 60%–70% of what a comparable 2-door should bring. While mechanical com- ponents for 510s are not lt to source, and rs themselves tend e reliable and easy to k on, items needed estoration — trim, bber components, d period perfornce parts — can be ficult to find. But e growing interest n Japanese collector ars will probably mprove the parts situation. With a dwin- dling supply of cars, and prices up for all important cars of its generation, it seems the time is now to find and snap up a good Datsun 510. ♦ July 2013 35 oldparkedcars.com

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Collecting Thoughts Mercedes-Benz W-196 Grand Prix Car A Rare Opportunity This W-196 is a supreme piece of motor-racing history from the period of Mercedes’ greatest dominance by Miles Collier One of 10 surviving W-196s, this one was driven to two wins by Juan Manuel Fangio in his run toward the 1954 Grand Prix World Championship any public-sale precedent — entering a voracious market where truly outstanding offerings are pretty thin on the ground. Mercedes enjoys an enviable reputation in racing O circles that is all the more remarkable for the episodic nature of their participation. Where Ferrari or Porsche seem irrevocably wedded to motorsports, Mercedes has always been more ambivalent — appearing occasionally, dominating thoroughly and withdrawing precipitously. Today’s Formula One racing — with its requirements for massive technological development, and the resultant long-term financial commitment — bears no resemblance to the 1950s world in which the W-196 was created. It is not that Mercedes has devolved into just another player in today’s scrum, but that all the other participants have adopted the technical, financial and managementintensive approach that used to uniquely distinguish Mercedes’ racing. Talent, resources and will For the 40 years before World War II, Mercedes- Benz was a technological and financial powerhouse compared with their racing competitors — with Fiat the only other member of the colossus club. As an industrial giant producing aircraft engines, diesel engines, heavy trucks, automobiles and so on, Mercedes had the human, manufacturing and financial wherewithal to bludgeon their opposition. Most importantly, they had the will to win. That will is best demonstrated by their decision to build five W-165 racing cars in a matter of months for the sole purpose of winning the 1939 Tripoli Grand Prix. The race had been changed on short notice to a voiturette event solely because Mercedes was known to 36 n July 12, 2013, Bonhams will auction the only Mercedes W-196 in private hands. This moment offers the prospect of a rare and important automobile — one without lack such a car. Naturally, Mercedes showed up on the day with the most sophisticated cars in the field. After handily taking 1st and 2nd place, the W-165s never raced again. In the pre-World War II era, Mercedes dominated the Grand Prix scene along with co-nationalist arch rivals Auto-Union. Both firms applied unprecedented resources to racing. Those resources allowed science-driven designs that generated radical cars incorporating the latest aero-industry technology. The managerial strategy of no-holds-barred technology and fanatical manufactur- ing care — coupled with an almost cold-blooded, scientific implementation — created overwhelming superiority. Mercedes’ Experimental and Racing Department had several hundred personnel, a number that absolutely dwarfed the commitment of their foreign rivals. Mechanical sophistication built with an obsessive focus on reliability produced a winning strategy that continued with the Mercedes W-196s. Coincidentally, Mercedes also benefitted from the services of two supremely gifted individuals: race team manager Alfred Neubauer and racing program chief engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut. Uhlenhaut’s ability to drive the factory racing cars as quickly as the Works drivers became legendary and conferred an almost inconceivably great advantage in developing cars before the advent of telemetry and the quantitative understanding of vehicle dynamics. Raising the bar beyond all recognition With that preface, let’s consider the W-196. For 1954, the rules governing Grand Prix racing changed to a 2½-liter displacement formula. The competitors in the interim 2-liter Formula II rules that governed the world championship in 1952 and 1953 had converged on a common architecture of a 4-cylinder engine, multi-tube chassis, De Dion rear suspension, wishbone front suspension, vane-type shocks and 4-speed transmission. For 1954, similar architecture (with 6-cylinder engines in some cases) again pre- dominated among the established teams of Ferrari, Maserati, several English teams such as HWM and Vanwall, the French Gordini and so forth. Into this mix, a mere nine years from their devastation in World War II, comes Mercedes fresh from their 1952 sports car triumph at Le Mans with the revolutionary 300SL. As was the company’s wont, they developed the architecture of their new Grand Prix car through scientific analysis. The specifications were astounding: a true space-frame chassis; an 8-cylinder inline engine with center power takeoff, desmodromic valve actuation, fuel injection, Hirth roller crank, independent torsion-bar suspension on all four wheels, in-board brakes, tube type shocks, 5-speed transaxle and streamlined coachwork. That Mercedes won as they pleased at Reims their first time out is part of the leg- Sports Car Market James Mann, courtesy of Bonhams

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Collecting Thoughts Mercedes-Benz W-196 Grand Prix Car Tearing up the track in the day end. In one step, Mercedes raised the technical bar beyond all recognition. The degree of mechanical sophistication incorporated in the W-196 is a large part of its appeal to students of racing. Before Mercedes retired the program in 1955, W-196s won nine out of 12 Grand Prix races, with Juan Manuel Fangio taking the 1954 and 1955 World Championships with eight of those wins. A careful study of the record actually shows an unexpected fact: The Mercedes, for all their vaunted technical innovation, really weren’t all that much faster than their competition. In fact, when we compare them with the other new entrant in the 2½-liter formula — the Lancia D-50 — we see a car of comparable innovation and arguably superior speed. In the end, the great difference wasn’t so much the car, fabulous as it was, but the Mercedes team itself. Unlike Lancia, they had the money and the discipline to develop their cars — ultimately producing 14 examples in three wheelbase lengths; two brake configurations (inboard and outboard); and two body styles, streamlined and “Monoposto.” Remarkably, as seen at Monza in 1955, when they produced and delivered a special streamliner to Moss one day after he requested one, Mercedes had virtually infinite capacity to do what needed to be done. That obsessive mindset conferred superior reliability that resulted in only one wholesale team retirement in two years. Taken together, all this distinguishes the W-196 as but one important part of a massively superior racing organization that possessed the services of the two greatest drivers of the time, Fangio and Moss, the best team manager, Neubauer, the best development engineer, Uhlenhaut, and several hundred engineers and maintenance technicians. Tens of millions of D-marks in budget quite sim- ply dwarfed that of their opposition. Ultimately, the Mercedes team was a group of big-league all-stars playing talented farm clubs. A rare chance at a rare car Our subject W-196 is the only relic of that tour de force in private hands. What’s more, of the 10 surviving cars, it has the best record. Fangio drove it to victory twice in pursuit of his ’54 world championship. As such, it is a supreme piece of motor-racing history from the period of Mercedes’ greatest dominance. Quite simply it is a transcendent object. If there is any cause for concern about this car, it is that it has been out of Mercedes’ hands since they donated it to Beaulieu in 1973. With no knowledge of the maintenance it has received in the interim, there is some chance that serious but latent mechanical issues have developed. Luckily, Mercedes have the know-how and can fix it, but prepare to spend money like Mercedes did in the ’50s to put it right. What might it bring on the day? As a single-seater, German engineering, combined with team discipline, made Mercedes a winner on the track 38 its price is necessarily constrained compared with a sports car, which offers more opportunity for use. Were it the closely related Mercedes 300SLR, I would expect the bidding to start at 20 million euros, which is about $26 million. I’ll guess our Mercedes will go to a contemplative buyer — not a user — for about $13 million. ♦ Sports Car Market James Mann, courtesy of Bonhams The Spitzley-Monkhouse Collection

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GOODING & COMPANY, CHUBB COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE AND SPORTS CAR MARKET PRESENT THE 12th ANNUAL SCM MONTEREY INSIDER’S SEMINAR “When Does a Car Become TOO VALUABLE TO DRIVE?” Keynote Speaker: Dr. Fred Simeone of The Simeone Museum SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 Gooding & Company Auction Pavilion, Pebble Beach, CA • 9–11 a.m. The Insider’s Seminar will feature a panel discussion by the SCM experts, led by Keith Martin. The topic will be the panelists’ choices for “The Perfect Five-Car Collection on a $10m Budget.” Afterward, the panelists will offer detailed examinations of select cars to be offered at auction. Panelists include: Carl Bomstead American Sports & Muscle Miles Collier Collier’s Choice Donald Osborne European Sports & Racing (excluding Ferraris) Space is limited — sign up today Complimentary admission for SCM Platinum members; subscribers, $25; non-subscribers, $50 To enroll, and for the latest information, go to www.sportscarmarket.com/monterey2013 or call 503.261.0555 Ext. 217 Steve Serio Ferraris & Late-model European Exotics

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From the Paddock Murray Smith The Rebirth of Formula Junior Racing You can buy a front-running car for $100,000, but competitive, fun-to-drive cars can be found for $60,000 ing on engine size, which could either be 1,100 cc or 1,000 cc, the smaller displacement giving an approximately 100-pound weight bonus. At first, most of the cars were front-engined, but with the demise of Formula 2 in 1959, Formula Junior became much more sophisticated, and the influence of Formula One rear-engine design made itself felt. From 1959 through 1963, Formula Junior was seen as the logical training ground and last step for a young driver wishing to graduate to Formula One. Over 150 manufacturers got involved, and engines were available from BMC, Ford, DKW, Lancia, Fiat and Saab. As many of the races were held at Grand Prix tracks, such as Silverstone and Monza, the talents of the front-running Junior drivers were very much on display. The Monaco race was held on the same weekend as the Monte Carlo Formula One Grand Prix. Team managers looking for new talent scouted Formula Junior. There was talent in abundance, such as Jimmy Clark, Denny The perfect entry to historic racing I am often asked about getting started in vintage or historic racing, and these questions always pop up: What to race? How much will it cost? Where can I do it? A new — and serious — group is trying to get Formula Junior really going in the United States, and if they are successful, I think FJ might be a very good place to go. But first let’s define the differences between Vintage Racing and Historic Racing, as a huge amount of confusion abounds about this in the United States. In my mind, “Vintage” should be applied to cars built before the start of World War II in 1939. “Historic” cars should be those built after 1945 — and they should run in cogent classes. However, there is an unfortunate trend of creating inappropriate groups of so-called historic cars. One can see prototypes from the early years of the current century running against GT cars from the 1970s. This is truly dangerous, and promoters should avoid this at all costs. There is also a tendency to run modern cars painted in historic liv- ery — and then put them in the same grid against genuine older cars just to make up the numbers. Putting out properly organized, documented and regulated fields of real cars on the track is a damn good idea in my book. If our friends from Formula Junior in the United States succeed, it would be an excellent field for historic racers. The birth of Formula Junior In the late 1950s, Formula One racing dominated the racing scene. The stepping stone to Formula One in those days was Formula 2, which was quite expensive and inaccessible to many. So, in 1958, Giovanni Lurani invented and promoted Formula Junior, gaining the support of the FIA on the way. The idea was to build a championship with rules that limited costs. Mandating the use of production-based components from homologated touring cars of the day — with minimum production runs of 1,000 in a calendar year — was key to the cost-cutting rules. Minimum car weight was defined at around 900 pounds, depend- 42 Hulme, Richard Atwood, John Surtees, Lorenzo Bandini, Mike Spence, Tony Maggs, Trevor Taylor and Jo Siffert. In 1964 a new series, Formula 3, was introduced, heralding the demise of the original Formula Junior. A historic rebirth Now, Formula Junior has seen a truly fabulous renaissance as a result of the herculean efforts of one Duncan Rabagliati, a lawyer in Wimbledon, not far from a very famous tennis club. For over 20 years, Rabagliati has negotiated the maze of interest and influence — and the financial perils of running International Historic Championships. Full grids of real cars, a Europe-wide International Championship, and races to the well-established Formula Junior Regulations now take place around the world where historic racing exists. The scene is set for Formula Junior’s return to the United States. Some historic-race organizers are interested. There are apparently some 300 Formula Junior cars in the country. Rabagliati’s rules and class structure exist and are perfectly applicable. The cars are front-engined or rear-engined, and they’re from France, the U.K., Italy, Germany and the United States. They are fun to drive, and the international owners group is truly passionate about the history and tradition surrounding Formula Junior. A person looking at embarking on a historic-racing career could do a lot worse than getting involved in Formula Junior. You can buy a front-running car for around $100,000, but competitive, fun-to-drive cars are available for as little as $60,000. These cars look like race cars, drive like race cars, are relatively reasonable to run, and have a place in the history of motor racing that no modified production racer — however great its history in the SCCA — can touch. I have owned two Formula Junior cars. One was a Cooper T 59 from 1962 that looked and felt great. The second was a Stanguellini that I found in the used-car section of the New York Times and bought sight unseen in magnificent shape for $1,200. Those days are gone, but there must still be opportunities out there, given how many cars apparently exist in the United States and how few are actually running. The pieces are almost in place, and it’s time to make historic Formula Junior racing a reality in the U.S. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Legal Files John Draneas A Hit, a Run and Six Errors With agreed-value insurance, you don’t have to risk life, limb and liberty chasing down a hit-and-run driver do was call the cops and describe the Buick. His insurance company would cover the hit-and-run under his uninsured motorist coverage, and his record would not be affected. Now, he’s adding a possible blown motor to the tab, which would be uninsured. And he’s risking getting stopped by a cop and arrested for reckless driving. But we’ll give him a break. He’s pissed, and his gut reaction is to go catch the SOB. The light turned yellow. I stopped, let two cars on each side go, and then ran the red. I rowed through the gearbox. The Volvo wanted to pull left a bit after the crash, but I found that my hard work on brakes, clutch and motor paid off. Second Error: Add running a red light and more reckless driving to the charges. But at least he feels great about his mechanicals. I saw the Buick far ahead, slowing down. A close scrape in more ways than one demise of his Volvo. “Legal Files” has added comments — with the club member’s permission. I was driving on a one-plus mile stretch of residential road in O Portland, OR. I was at the 25 mph speed limit, and a car was about three car lengths behind me. But I saw a car behind him swerving left and right. It looked like the driver was mad to be stuck behind people doing the speed limit. A half-mile later, I realized that I had forgotten something. I turned on my blinker to hang a left into the driveway of a house to turn around. All of a sudden, WAMMMM! I’m nailed hard a few inches behind the A-pillar. My left arm hurt, the motor stumbled and hot engine coolant sprayed on the passenger’s seat and misted on my legs. I cut the motor and rolled to a stop to the right, and a black town car pulls four car lengths ahead and stops. I thought this was my fault for not looking left before starting the turn, but who looks left on a residential street for someone passing you on the left in the oncoming traffic lane? More errors, more trouble A male got out of the passenger’s side of the 1998 Buick Park Avenue and started looking at the front side of his car. I dug for my insurance and registration cards, but when I looked up, he — and the Buick — were gone! My eight years in a U.S. Army Stryker Brigade kicked in. I needed a plate number at least. So I turned over the 122 motor I rebuilt 15k miles ago, and it started rough. As I revved it to redline and let out the clutch, coolant sprayed on the window as the tires chirped and the car moved. As I picked up speed, I spotted the target car a few blocks ahead. First Error: Our reader was in pretty good shape here. All he had to 44 n April 28, Publisher Martin hosted the Round Fendered Volvo Club at his home for a viewing of the movie “Swedish Auto.” A few days later, a club member who drove his Volvo 122 wagon to the affair wrote this interesting account of the Revving as I see the light turn yellow for cross traffic, I gunned it on the green. I came over a small rise and saw, way off in the distance, a black car turning right. I kept up the speed but made a slow, safe rolling stop at the corner and went right. Up ahead is a red light with traffic backed up! “Just nail them so hard with your Swedish Steel that they can’t get away,” I thought. Whoa, cowboy! Now it’s assault with a deadly weapon, perhaps worse. Jail time for sure. Will our author figure that out? But then a split second later the cognitive reasoning center of my brain kicked in and said, “Not a good idea. That’s assault with a weapon.” I saw them stopped at the signal, so I moved into the far right park- ing and bike lane and turned into the gap between them and the car in front and blocked them. As I jumped out, the male passenger lowered his window. I pointed at him and said, “Do the right thing.” I don’t really know why I chose that line. The passenger looked at me hard. I have seen eyes like that before. This was a tough individual. He was not shaking, and he was not scared — or wound up. He then looked at the girl in the driver’s seat and said, “GO, GO!” Fourth Error: This could have been very bad. Our reader is de- scribing the kind of person who carries guns, knives and other assorted weapons. I yelled at the guy in the van behind them: “Call 911. They just hit- and-ran me.” By the time I got the Volvo turned around, they were off again, and I’ve forgotten their plate number. I remembered it was a special Oregon Salmon plate, but the first number — 1 — is the only one that stuck in my head. Fifth Error: Isn’t the plate number what he was after all along? He didn’t write it down? I jumped back in the idling 122, and it smoked a bit of antifreeze mist. I took off after them again. When I caught up, I noticed that they weren’t driving well. They were all over the place. So I hung back and decided to catch the plate number when they made a turn. Then they hung a right on some residential street, and I get the plate number because they did not brake early enough, locked up the tires and overshot the corner. I, on the other hand, braked early, let off the brakes, threw it in second and broke the rear end loose for a poorly executed — but successful Sports Car Market

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— power slide. I thought the 122 was going to roll over, but she held and hopped. I was straight behind them, as they were moving forward after backing up off the curb. At this point, I called 911 and backed off from the Buick, as all I had to do is take it easy and let them make all the mistakes. I should have pulled over. I had a plate number and a good look at the female driver. However, the 911 operator came on, and I could not stop myself. It was like I was back in the Stryker — calling out grid cords and location as I kept driving. The Buick turned into an apartment complex, and I pulled up right behind them so they could not back out. The female driver booked it for the apartment stairs, and the male passenger came out and started to threaten me. “You had your chance to leave; I gave you your chance,” he said. Then people came out of the apartment to help their friend. A police officer arrived and asked me to come over. A mob devel- oped at the apartment and the officer left to deal with them. After 40 minutes, he came back to me and asked what I was doing hitting this woman’s car, starting an altercation and forcing her to flee the scene.” Sixth Error: Guess he didn’t see this coming, did he? I took off my sunglasses, looked the officer in the eye, and said: “They hit my car and then ran.” He paused for a long time. Then he said that no one got hurt, this may not go well for me in court, we are in a known drug den, and it may be wise for us to leave. I looked at the crowd of angry people. I thanked the officer and asked if he could stay for two minutes while I took photos of their vehicle. He agreed and then I left. Get home-run insurance The good news: I have full coverage with USAA and they have always treated me nice. So even if the other driver is not insured, I’m covered! I’ll be looking for another wagon with a nicer paint job to plant my rebuilt b20 into. Also, I have a folder with every receipt for every screw, nut and bolt that has gone into this rebuild for the past 1.5 years. I have photos of my entire rebuild process. This has all paid off! A few days later, the bad news: Out of the $3k I put into the motor, block, head, starter, gaskets, pumps, carbs and other parts, I got $2k value on it. I got only $250 value for all the floorboard work I did. The insurance company said anti-rust work is considered normal maintenance, even though I soundproofed and fiberglassed the entire floorboard. Then came the damage from the wreck: $250 for the fender, $500 for the door, $500 for the window wipe — and not so much for the cracked heater core, broken radiator fan, smashed A-pillar, or the front-end damage. My insurance company made me an offer that they claim should be enough for me to buy another car just like this one. I’m wondering how hard it is going to be to find a 122 wagon with good brakes, a 15k-mile motor, a bad paint job, a bad interior and with some rust on the body. The Solution: This is why “Legal Files” always recommends that collectors insure their cars with agreed-value collector-car policies. Our reader could retain an attorney to fight this, and the attorney would almost certainly get a higher settlement, but it’s hard to predict if the increase would be greater than the attorney fees. All of those problems are avoided with an agreed-value policy that reflects a current valuation for the car. Most of all, our author should never have chased the hit-and-run driver, which could have created a situation worse than a wrecked car. Let the police handle matters when someone breaks the law. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. July 2013 45

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Simon Says Simon Kidston La Dolce Lamborghini One gravity-defying ensemble included a tight T-shirt whose embroidered Swarovski crystals proclaimed: “No Lamborghini, No Sex” Sikhs with English accents. Quickly christened Team Turban, they vanished in another cloud of smoke to the applause of the Milanese crowds who flocked in to see what all the commotion was about. Two hours flew by, during which I presented some- thing approaching 320 Lamborghinis, ranging from elegant early 350GTs through sublime Miuras to a horde of angry-sounding road rockets registered in a dizzying array of improbable locations, including Lebanon, Tunisia, Qatar, Kuwait, Taiwan, Russia and...Italy. Yes, despite the best efforts of Italy’s much-feared Financial Police, there are still some home citizens brave enough to risk fiscal inquisition by driving the most provocative statement on four wheels. The Taste Police might have identified some suspects too. And now it’s all over. The road-stained Aventador has been returned — rather more reluctantly than I expected — and the chiropractor booked. The Hangover — Italian-style Four hours of sleep haven’t dulled the glowing “Subtle” is one word you never use with Lamborghinis or their owners S tanding a few days ago in Milan’s historic Piazza Castello, overlooked by its foreboding medieval battlements, I watched in amazement as over 300 multicolored Lamborghinis and their equally ebullient drivers jostled for parking positions beneath the city’s ancient walls. The automotive spectrum is broad, varied and vivid — especially if you’re a follower of the Raging Bull. A metallic-pink-flake Diablo, adorned with flashing Christmas tree lights and resembling the illegitimate love child of Santa Claus and Barbie, erupted in an explosion of sound, revved its V12 furiously for a minute for no apparent purpose, and then raised a scissor door to disgorge a peroxide-blond Japanese driver wearing a manic smile and Banzai headband. Welcome to Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary Grande Giro, a testosterone-and- attitude-charged 800-mile tour around Italy that attracted the largest gathering of Lamborghinis in history and will culminate in a grand finale party at the marque’s factory and birthplace. Pebble Beach it isn’t — and for the next four days I was its master of ceremonies. One of the perks was the bright orange Aventador, in which I squeezed too much luggage into too little space. Flashy cars, flashier clothes Commentating on car events tends to prepare you for the unexpected, and the prospect of keeping the crowds entertained as the umpteenth modern Lamborghini prepared to engulf the poor starter and his flag in a cloud of tire smoke promised to be a challenge, but I needn’t have worried. The crews, a cross between “The Cannonball Run” and “Wacky Races,” provided more than enough storytelling material. Finding adequate words to introduce a couple in another effervescent Lamborghini required a certain dexterity, as the passenger’s gravity-defying ensemble included platform stilettos, metallic green spray-on hot pants and a tight T-shirt whose embroidered Swarovski crystals proclaimed: “No Lamborghini, No Sex.” Her partner appeared to miss no opportunity to point his camera at her derrière — the mind boggles as to the destination of the photographs. A few cars later, an open Gallardo pulled up — cue more revving — driven by two 46 memories of last night’s lavish gala, where fellow table guests included friends Valentino Balboni and Fabio Lamborghini, plus the much-applauded officers in charge of our Polizia Stradale escort (30 motorcycles and one Lamborghini strong) and Don Gabriele, the priest of Sant’Agata, who smiled benignly at some of the more upfront outfits of the female guests. Team Turban and I shared a drink and pondered the outcome of tomorrow’s court hearing when an Italian judge (he only works two days a week) will rule if they can have their Lamborghini back after they spent four days riding in taxis. Getting clocked at the take-off speed of a small jet on the Autostrada might take some creative explaining. In between some of the greatest driving roads and most enthusiastic spectators I’ve ever experienced, we managed a world-class concours d’elegance in Bologna’s packed historic center, a charity auction to benefit last year’s nearby earthquake victims, lunch with the pilots at an active NATO base, and miraculous running repairs to battle-scarred cars of which The A-Team would be proud. One Miura, which took up smoking whilst parked, was promptly deluged with extinguishers. The car was driven all the way home coated in white powder to be fixed, and it promptly covered the 330 km (205 miles) return trip in 2.5 hours — just in time to join us for afterdinner Grappa. Most memorable moment? Crossing a busy village lined with spectators, I was halted by a mature group pushing a wheelchair-bound senior citizen across the road. His work done, one gentleman stepped back in front of my car. Trouble? No. Three fingers spread in my windshield like a starter, he made it clear what was expected as he counted me down. Three. Two. One… Noise! Smoke! G-force! I can still visualize the old man cheering in the rear-view mirror. Happy birthday. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Feature BMW M1 Art Car A Creative Driving Force There’s little doubt that the premium of a Warhol exterior finish transforms the M1 Art Car into top-shelf art ature BMW M1 Art Car A Creative Driving Force There’s little doubt that the premium of a Warhol exterior finish transforms the M1 Art Car into top-shelf art M1 M1 Art Car, “rolling sculpture” is particularly appropriate. Automotive enthusiasts attending the inaugural Los Angeles edition of the annual Paris Photo art fair were treated to a rare sighting of the unique M1, which Andy Warhol painted before it roared to 2nd in class and 6th overall at the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans. Not a bad outing for a car that people gen- C erally talk about for entirely different reasons. BMW commemorated its 10-year partner- ship with Paris Photo, an art photography fair staged annually in Paris since 1996, by exhibiting the Warhol M1 at the first-ever Los Angeles edition of the event. Paris Photo L.A. took place “on the lot” at Paramount Pictures Feature B BMW M1 Art Car A Creative Driving Force There’s little doubt that the premium of a Wa ature BMW M1 Art Car A Creative Driving Force There’s little doubt that the premium of a Warhol exterior finish transforms the M1 Art Car into top-shelf art M1 Art Car, “rolling sculpture” is particularly appropriate. Automotive enthusiasts attending the inaugural Los Angeles edition of the an- nual Paris Photo art fair were treated to a rare sighting of the unique M1, which Andy Warhol painted before it roared to 2nd in class and 6th overall at the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans. Not a bad outing for a car that people gen- C erally talk about for entirely different reasons. BMW commemorated its 10-year partner- ship with Paris Photo, an art photography fair staged annually in Paris since 1996, by exhibiting the Warhol M1 at the first-ever Los Angeles edition of the event. Paris Photo L.A. took place “on the lot” at Paramount Pictures In In the case of the 1979 BMW Feature B BMW M1 Art Car A Creative Driving Force There’s little doubt that the premium of a Warhol exterior finish transforms the M1 re BMW M1 Art Car A Creative Driving Force There’s little doubt that the premium of a Warhol exterior finish transforms the M1 Art Car into top-shelf art M1 Art Car, “rolling sculpture” is particularly appropriate. Automotive enthusiasts attending the inaugural Los Angeles edition of the an- nual Paris Photo art fair were treated to a rare sighting of the unique M1, which Andy Warhol painted before it roared to 2nd in class and 6th overall at the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans. Not a bad outing for a car that people gen- C erally talk about for entirely different reasons. BMW commemorated its 10-year partner- ship with Paris Photo, an art photography fair staged annually in Paris since 1996, by exhibiting the Warhol M1 at the first-ever Los Angeles edition of the event. Paris Photo L.A. took place “on the lot” at Paramount Pictures In the case of the 1979 BMW bile] bile] was invented in the late 19th century, artists have been infatuated with cars,” said BMW’s head of cultural engagement, Thomas Girst, during a VIP event the night before the fair’s public opening. “So we add to that fascination by having introduced the BMW Art Car series.” Girst went on to describe the unusual M1 as “the most valuable car within the company’s history.” Although owners of pre-war 328s or post-war 507s might quibble with Girst’s appraisal, there’s little doubt that the premium of a Warhol exterior finish transforms the M1 Art Car into top-shelf art. Top-tier artworks enjoy a higher price strata than collector cars — despite the gains in the classic-car market during recent years. (See our profile of another M1 on p. 58.) Warhol’s M1 was the fourth of the company’s Art Cars, a project that started in 1975 and has now grown to include 17 different cars from celebrated contemporary artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney and Jeff Koons, among others. Warhol reportedly took less than 30 minutes to paint the ’79 M1, including brush strokes and hand smudges. The father of Pop Art later said his intent was to “give a vivid depiction of speed. If a car is really fast, all contours and colors will become blurred.” In addition to the Warhol M1, BMW’s presence at Paris Photo L.A. included a static display of the new 6 Series Gran Coupe. The 4-door “coupe” was staged with a montage of promotional art photographs shot two years ago for the model’s planned introduction that were on public display for the first time. BMW also provided shuttle service for the numerous high-profile guests in attendance. “The ancient Greeks had one word for en- The artist at work in 1979 48 gineering and for art, which was called technik,” Girst concluded in his brief remarks. “I think that the Art Car brings both of these together by actually paying tribute to racing, paying tribute to engineering, and at the same time contributing what [the artists] feel great pop art is about.” ♦ Unveiling the 6 Series Gran Coupe Sports Car Market Courtesy of BMW Mike Daly Courtesy of BMW

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Ferrari Profile F40 and F50 Showdown in Amelia The F40 is a GT car engineered to race-car abilities The F50 is a race car engineered to be driven on the street by Steve Ahlgrim F40 Details Years produced: 1988–91 Number produced: 1,311 Original list price: $400,000 Current SCM Valuation: $500,000– $700,000 Tune-up cost: $4,000 Distributor cap: None Chassis #: Stamped on the frame in front compartment under washer bottle Engine #: On top of the engine by the water pump Club: Ferrari Club of America More: www: FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 2004–07 Mercedes McLaren SLR, 1992–95 Bugatti EB110, 1986–88 Porsche 959 SCM Investment Grade: A F50 Details Years produced: 1995–97 Number produced: 349 Original list price: $520,000 Current SCM Valuation: $750,000– $950,000 Tune-up cost: $6,000 Distributor cap: None Chassis #: On a plate riveted to the bulkhead in the front compartment Engine #: Stamped on the front left side of the block 1990 Ferrari F40, sold for $715,000 1990 Ferrari F40 Chassis number: ZFFMN34A9L0087085 • The last Enzo-era Ferrari • One of only 213 U.S.-specification F40s • Displayed at Concorso Italiano in 1991 and 1993 • Approximately 7,050 miles from new • Very original, unmodified example • Recently serviced at Norbert Hofer’s Grand Touring Classics • Offered with owner handbooks and tool kit • Ferrari historian Marcel Massini documentation • Recent $22,000 service at Grand Touring Classics Inc. 1995 Ferrari F50 Lot 8, s/n ZFFTG46AXS0104192 Condition: 2+ Sold at $1,375,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/19/13 SCM# 214755 Club: Ferrari Club of America More: www: FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 2002–03 Ferrari Enzo, 1994–98 McLaren F1, 2006–11 Bugatti Veyron SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1991 Ferrari F40 Lot 258, s/n ZFFMN34A7M0087345 Condition 1 Sold at $781,000 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/19/12 SCM# 192727 1995 Ferrari F50, sold for $1,375,000 1995 Ferrari F50 Chassis number: ZFFTG46A9S0103289 • A groundbreaking Ferrari supercar • The 10th of only 349 built • A U.S.-specification F50 delivered new to California 50 • A two-owner car with less than 500 miles from new • Featured in the May 2010 issue of Forza magazine • In untouched, as-delivered condition • Complete with hard top, books, tool kit and luggage 1995 Ferrari F50 Lot 81, s/n ZFFTA46B000103499 Condition 2Sold at $660,000 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/11/11 SCM# 176339 Sports Car Market Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding & Company Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding & Company

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SCM Analysis The 1995 Ferrari F50, Lot 21, sold for $1,375,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction on March 8, 2013. The 1990 Ferrari F40, Lot 32, sold for $715,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding and Company’s Amelia Island Auction on March 8, 2013. Two valuable Ferrari supercars sell on the same day at the same auction — and before many expert Ferrari collectors. Why the huge price gaps between the two coveted cars? But, first, a little history. The F40 The F40 was introduced to celebrate Ferrari’s 40th anniversary. The F50 celebrated Ferrari’s 50th anniversary. Both are limited-edition supercars — and both cars are spectacular. While both are showcases of high-performance technology, they are distinctly different. The F40 is a GT car engineered to race-car abilities. The F50 is a race car engineered to be driven on the street. Each car is admirable in the way they do their job and each is worthy of the supercar moniker. The F40 came on the heels of the 288 GTO and owes the 288 for its existence. A race version of the 288 called the Evoluzione was prepared for racing in the World Rally Championship, but rule changes made it ineligible. About this same time, Enzo Ferrari challenged his engineers to “build a car to be best in the world.” Using the Evoluzione as a base, the engineers built an answer to Enzo’s charge. The new car was ready about the time of Ferrari’s 40th anniversary, and in a stroke of marketing genius it was named the F40 to commemorate the occasion. The car made the cover of virtually every major automobile magazine, with articles celebrating the car and the company’s 40-year history. It was a marketing coup that deserves its own story. The F40 uses a traditional Ferrari oval tube frame with unequal A-arms and tubular coil-over shocks. It features a turbocharged 478hp, 3-liter V8 engine. The F40 interior is bare bones, with a carbon-fiber floor pan void of carpeting. The dash and interior hard surfaces are covered with a felt material. The carbon-fiber racing seats are covered in red, fire-retardant cloth. The interior door releases are racing-style wire pulls. Air conditioning was standard, but creature comforts, such as electric windows or a radio, were not available. Driving an F40 is a real treat. A press of the starter button springs the engine to life. Turbochargers are a natural muffler, so the engine has a nice snarl without being particularly loud. There is no sounddeadening material, and the floorboards seem to amplify the road noise. The sound is a sensation that is part of the excitement of traveling in an F40. It takes a good amount of throttle to get into turbo boost, so it’s possible to drive an F40 quickly before releasing the beast. When you do get into boost, you’d better be ready. The F40’s power explodes. You are immediately at redline, and the car is as fast as you can shift. Unless you’re on a track, the high gears are useless, but hitting the gas in second and third is intoxicating. The sound is incredible, and the sensation is unequalled in any street car. The F40 is a remarkably dependable car. The mechanicals are nearly bulletproof if the car is properly serviced. The seat fabric is a weak link, as it fades and wears over time. The headliners are also starting to give way. The clear coat on the F40 wheels has a tendency to develop hairline cracks. Mechanical spares are readily available, but trim parts are scarce. F40 The F50 The F50’s lineage comes directly from Ferrari’s racing efforts. The concept was to offer a Formula One car experience in a road car. Ferrari started with a carbon-fiber tub — and then attached a de-tuned, 12-cylinder Formula One engine directly to the tub. The suspension is racing-style, with heim-jointed wishbones, pushrods and electronically controlled coil-over shocks mounted horizontally. The gearbox is a manual 6-speed, and the brakes are manual with no power booster or ABS. The sum of all these parts is a very serious missile that really takes the Formula One experience to the driver. Interior trim on the F50 is a step up from the F40. The seats are rac- ing shells, but they have leather bolsters. The hard surfaces are upholstered in leather. The windows are still hand-cranked, but the interior door releases are traditional handles. The dash followed Formula One practice with a digital display. Hitting the starter button takes you to a place you’ve never been before. The mechanical noise and vibration from the engine compartment is disarming until you process what’s going on. Behind you, the front end of the engine is bolted directly to the bulkhead. There are no rubber motor mounts. All the engine vibration and mechanical noise is telegraphed directly to the tub. It is an exhilarating experience that is unique in the road-car world. The F50 has a racing-style fuel cell with a rubber bladder. Ferrari recommends replacing the bladder every 10 years. Fortunately, the F50 does not need a cam belt service, so there is some transfer of expense. The digital dash is also prone to failure, but there are at least two shops that can rebuild them. Decisions, decisions The F40 was a highly desirable car. The car has 7,050 miles on the clock, which is a sweet spot, in that the car can be driven a few thousand miles and still be under 10,000 miles. It also had been recently serviced. There are very few F40s on the market, and that means prices are often higher than expected. The sales price of $715,000 may have been a mid-estimate result, but it was over market for a 7,000-mile car. The seller came out on top with this one, but when the buyer drives his new car, any overpayment will be quickly forgotten. The F50’s body is less aggressive than the F40’s, and the interior is more plush. It is easy to dismiss the F50 as a lesser car, but that’s a mistake. The F50 is a serious supercar that truly delivers a race-car experience. Very few F50s hit the market in any one year, and like the F40, avail- ability trumps price. You can make more money, but you can’t buy time. Buyers need to pull the trigger when they find a good car. It can be months before another is available, and there’s a good chance the next one will be more expensive. Low miles, good history The F50 was particularly desirable because of the ultra-low mileage — less than 500 miles — and known history. It suffered from a lack of expensive maintenance, but that’s hardly a factor at this price. At least three other F50s have sold for more than a million dollars this year. The money seems unusually high — until you consider that a McLaren F1 might sell for three times more. This one was well sold and well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) July 2013 51 F50

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English Profile 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite The silly lights, which began as a gross error, became an endearing trademark by Reid Trummel Details Years produced: 1958–61 Number produced: 48,987 Original list price: $1,795 Current SCM Valuation: $10,000–$20,000 Tune-up cost: $350 Distributor cap: $19.95 Chassis number: Stamped on a metal plate secured to the left-hand inner wheelarch valance, under the bonnet. Engine number: Stamped on a metal plate secured to the right-hand side of the cylinder block, above the dynamo. Clubs: Austin-Healey Club of America, Austin-Healey Club USA More: www.healeyclub.org, www.healey. org Alternatives: 1958–60 MGA, 1961–64 MG Midget, 1962–67 Triumph Spitfire SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: AN5L33072 flywheel, aluminum radiator, dual SU carburetors, freeflow exhaust, alternator, high torque starter and spin-on oil filter. R SCM Analysis This car, Lot 341, sold for $20,350, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s 2013 Palm Beach sale on April 12, 2013. Everyone knows the story of the Austin-Healey Sprite, and some of it is actually true. A few years after the Austin-Healey 100 came to market in 1953, Donald Healey tasked his company to create an entry-level sports car that was to be so small that “a chap could put it in his bike shed.” The design brief was simple: “A small and inexpensive sports car.” Gerry Coker, the man who had designed the Austin- Healey 100 to rave reviews at the 1952 London Motor Show, was given the assignment. Thus in 1957, Coker drew a car that borrowed design elements from Ferrari — really — and that would be easy and inexpensive to make. The little car had exterior door hinges, a grille that tilted noticeably forward at the top (à la Ferrari), a large rear-hinged bonnet that 52 estored Bugeye finished in British Racing Green with new black interior and new black top. Mechanical upgrades include a fresh rebuilt 1,275-cc motor, disc brakes, aluminum consisted of nearly the entire front half of the car and gave great access to the engine bay, and bonnet-mounted headlamps that reclined backwards, looking up at the sky, when not in use. The overall effect was original and stylish. And it was small. Big, goofy headlights Later that year, Coker left the Donald Healey Motor Company for greener pastures and greater opportunities in Detroit. Then, virtually as soon as he turned his back, “corporate design” reared its often-unattractive head and nixed the headlights to save money. Several other smaller changes were made to make the car even less expensive to produce. Most notably, the reclining headlamps were fixed and mounted in pods shaped like big cartoon bullets, but they were not relocated to the wings where one might reasonably expect to find fixed headlamps. Instead, they were smack on the bonnet, close together, disproportionately large — and formed the new, unintentionally dominating design element of the car. What had begun as a stylish car with a little Ferrari influence had become — in an instant — a cartoonish rendition of a small sports car. Fast forward to the summer of 1958. Sprite production had begun in March with the official debut two months later, and by summer, dealers in the United States received the first cars. One of Coker’s colleagues in Detroit 1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Lot 523, s/n ANL5L21621 Condition 3+ Sold at $22,680 Auctions America, Raleigh, NC, 12/3/10 SCM# 168424 1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Lot 359, s/n ANL5L18264 Condition 2 Sold at $21,450 Auctions America, Carlisle, PA, 10/5/12 SCM# 214082 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Lot 11, s/n AN532016 Condition 2Sold at $19,861 H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 2/17/10 SCM# 159090 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

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invited him to come along and have a look at his creation. When they arrived at a dealer’s showroom and spot- ted those bulbous headlamp pods, Coker’s only comment about the design was, “Not mine!” Yes, those headlamps were inelegant. Yes, they were incongruous. Yes, they were, well, just silly looking. But as happens occasionally in car design history, what begins as a gross error becomes an endearing trademark flaw — perhaps in the same way that a mole becomes a “beauty mark” on an actress. In this case, the Sprite got two really big beauty marks. Everything but fast Austin made just short of 49,000 Bugeye Sprites from March 1958 to November 1960, and the model went on to endear itself to generations of sports-car enthusiasts. The car performed miracles on the track, in rallies, and in many owners’ social lives as well. In short, it was everything that a sports car should be, with the possible exception of fast. With its original 948-cc engine, the Sprite took about 20 seconds to reach 60 mph, so whiplash and speeding tickets were uncommon among owners. The car presented here is an excellent example of a Bugeye that is ready to be driven, and with all of the right mods. Although described as British Racing Green, the color looks like a very good match to an early Big Healey color named Spruce Green. Although neither British Racing Green nor Spruce Green was ever offered on the Sprite, the color suits the car well and is (very nearly) period-correct for the marque. The Panasport wheels are a great look on these cars, and they are oh-so-much easier to clean than wire wheels, not to mention much stronger. The headlamp wire-mesh screens are of course an add-on, but are also easy to remove if the new owner prefers the cleaner, less-cluttered look without them. The exterior rear-view mirrors are thoughtfully mounted on the windscreen frame posts, thereby avoiding the need to drill holes in the bodywork. Bugeye Fun Fact #17: Front bumpers were optional. That said, almost all of those sent to the United States were optioned out with all the bells and whistles, or in this case, “bumpers and heaters.” Yes, heaters were optional on this affordable, entry-level model. So that means that to the Bugeye cult, this front-bumperless example looks perfectly fine — in fact, many prefer the sportier, less-heavy, less-cluttered look without the largely pointless front bumper. After all, it was mounted too low to function as anything more than a big chrome curb feeler. Smart mods on a blank canvas It is the engine bay of this example where the restorer really left the originality guide on the nightstand, painting the cylinder head (from a Mini Cooper S) red and the rocker cover black, and framing it all in flat black on the surrounding body panels. That said, it’s tidy enough, and besides, Bugeyes have long been viewed as blank canvases for improvements and modifications anyway. Hardly anyone restores one to precise original specs and appearance. However, one deviation from original that some may consider objectionable is the replacement of the simple, black Smiths gauges with some from the Smiths classic “Magnolia” line of gauges with cream-colored faces. These look like something more appropriate for an upscale 1920s or 1930s car. On the Bugeye, they’re an off-theme distraction. But the major mods on this car read like a list of the top must-do items: Replacing the original 948-cc engine with the nearly identical-looking 1,275-cc version is “a good thing” — in the sub-100 horsepower category, every pony counts. Swapping the tiny original front drum brakes for discs will deprive you of frequent opportunities for adrenalin rushes provoked by the marginal original brakes, but save those rushes for something besides a series of near rear-enders. The aluminum flywheel and aluminum radiator are important, as every pound saved is a pound earned. The alternator is also a good idea because the novelty of the Lucas generator wears off quickly when its rear bearing goes bad and the sound is like that of a blender full of marbles. Take it from someone who knows. The high-torque starter will deprive you of opportu- nities for push-starting the car, but if you miss those, find a gentle incline near your home and have your fun push-starting it there and not on an upward incline on the shoulder of a busy freeway during a rainy night. The spin-on oil filter makes oil changes much less messy. While you may miss the feeling of oil running down your arm when changing oil with the original metal filter canister and felt washer, save the kinky stuff for quiet weekends at home. This Bugeye has all the smart mods, terrific color, the best-looking wheels, and “front bumper delete” to borrow some Detroit lingo, and the total package equals The One You Want for a Bugeye to actually drive. Call this sale market-correct. ♦ (Introductory description Jackson.) July 2013 53 courtesy of Barrett

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1967 Toyota 2000GT The road went from “You bought what?” to “How cool is that!” during the past few years by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1967–70 Number produced: 354 (84 LHD) Original list price: $6,800 Current SCM Valuation: $625,000– $825,000 Tune-up cost: $450 Distributor cap: $85 Chassis #: Engine bulkhead Engine #: Bottom left side of block Club: 2000GT Club, P.O. Box 628, Biddeford, ME 04005 Phone: 207.286.9467 Alternatives: 1965–66 Lotus Elan 26R, 1965–69 Bizzarrini Strada, 1965–67 Alfa Romeo GTA Comps Chassis number: MF1010147 T he Toyota 2000GT is perhaps the best sports car you’ve never heard of. Developed in conjunction with Yamaha, this slinky 2-passenger coupe packed a 2-liter inline 6-cylinder engine with a cast-iron block and double overhead cams, good for 150 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and a top speed of over 135 mph. The luxurious interior fittings, including a rosewood veneer dashboard and a signal-seeking radio, were described as “up to par for a luxurious GT — an impressive car in which to sit or ride, or simply admire.” The 2000GT was the Japanese E-type, a car that could run against the best that Europe had to offer and, frankly, win, and it has been credited with establishing the Toyota name as a force to be reckoned with in the automotive world. Unfortunately, the 2000GT has never achieved the same fame outside of Japan as its European brethren, in large part because only 354 were built, and very few were exported outside of its home country. As its wonders have begun to achieve recognition in recent years, surviving examples have become highly prized, and today, the 2000GT is universally described as the most collectible, desirable, and valuable Japanese automobile ever produced. Don Davis’ 2000GT is very special, as it is one of only 62 left-hand-drive examples produced and is an original U.S.-delivery car. Previously restored to high standards, it has undergone significant work to improve its authenticity, including painting the inside of the headlamp buckets black, applying the correct gray finish around the side window surrounds, finishing the wheels in the correct color, and taking the Toyota down to bare metal and respraying the body its original Bellatrix Yellow. This car is without a doubt the finest and most authentic 2000GT to come to market in recent years, and 54 as such, it is an outstanding and virtually unrepeatable example of a car that has only grown ever difficult to find as its greatness has begun to be recognized. If the world is fair, there will be a time in the future when the collections that require a Daytona, a Miura and a Ghibli also demand a 2000GT. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 149, sold for $1,155,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM Auctions’ Don Davis Collection sale in Fort Worth, TX, on April 27, 2013. You can now officially set your clock to it. Every six years, SCM publishes a profile of a Toyota 2000GT, first in 2001, then in February of 2007 and now in this issue. This proves to be a handy way of charting the progression in the market for these interesting cars — and also adding some context to the setting of a world record for a Japanese car at auction. The late, great, Pat Braden — Alfista nonpareil — was also quite keen and knowledgeable about oddball sports cars. On p. 29 of the February 2001 issue of Sports Car Market, Braden wrote: “The Toyota 2000GT is one of the great “what-ifs” in recent automotive history. What if Toyota had developed the car, and produced a lower-cost successor? What if they had stayed with their racing program? What if they had made the interior big enough so that anyone over 5’9” didn’t have to fold up like a pretzel to fit?” Braden brought up some very interesting points that relate directly to the collector interest in this car. Toyota’s sports car detour The 2000GT sits in Toyota’s history much as the 507 in that of BMW. Both cars are fascinating cul-de-sacs with little relationship to what the brand meant at the time. Sports Car Market 1968 Toyota 2000GT Lot 114, s/n MF1010219 Condition 2Sold at $627,000 Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/12 SCM# 209453 1967 Toyota 2000GT Lot 124, s/n MF1010140 Condition 2 Sold at $225,600 Christie’s, Le Mans, FRA, 7/8/06 SCM# 42367 1968 Toyota 2000GT Lot 143, s/n 3M10273 Condition 3+ Sold at $69,300 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/19/99 SCM# 16094 Darin Schnabel ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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BMW found its way back decades later with the Z8, Toyota finally with the Lexus LFA. The 2000GT was not developed, but this didn’t hurt interest and concomitant values. The alleged headroom challenges of the Toyota have not held down appeal because 6-foot-tall drivers can actually pilot the 2000GT with superb comfort — despite the legend to the contrary. Some have dismissed the 2000GT over the years because of its “hired-in” history. Yamaha originally started the project for Nissan. After Nissan abandoned the project, Toyota stepped in to join Yamaha. Toyota actually designed the car — not Albrecht Goertz, who was believed to be the designer for a long time. The twin-cam head of the engine that Yamaha developed is very exciting and well- crafted, showing influences from Alfa Romeo engine architecture and informed by Grand Prix motorcycle practice. The styling is beautiful, simple, organic and very much the sleek GT. Every surface is a compound curve, and, at the same time, the body incorporates “surface interest” in the details. This is uniquely Japanese, yet the details never seem overdone. Yamaha built all the cars, as they were better suited for the small production run than any Toyota factory. From orphan to million-dollar baby So, how did we get to a million-dollar Toyota? It is frequently useful to look back over as long a period as possible at prices to see if there is a linear progression upward (or downward) — or if there are dramatic incidents which appear in an anomalous fashion, moving values sharply. The SCM Platinum Database contains 11 records of auction offerings of nine examples of the 2000GT, going back to May 1992. The entries show an interesting progression in prices, from two no-sales at $60k and $42.5k in 1992, a sale of Chassis 219 in August 1998 for $77.5k and Chassis 273 in March 1999 for $69.3k. Chassis 219 was described at the time as being “tired,” while 273 was said to have been “very original.” Chassis 140 took a major step forward at $151k in October 2000, and it is the first of the cars to have been rated Condition 1. The next sale, in August 2001, was at $140k for another Condition 1 car. Chassis 140 reappears at auction in July 2006, now rated in Condition 2, and it sells for $225.6k. The SCM reporter on site claimed the buyer “stole” the car at that amount. Four years later, in 2010, we see a “re-creation” of the never-built Targa model, which sells at $283.6k. Now we see another major step. Chassis 219, rated at Condition 2, crossed Gooding’s block in August 2012 for $627k. So, does all this mean that this sale, at a record $1.15m, is the next increment? Well, probably not, but it is a clear indication that anecdotal reports of private sales in the $800k range seem credible. Collected to drive This car was a very nicely presented example — and in a rare color, Bellatrix Yellow. There were six factory colors offered, the most commonly encountered being Pegasus White, then red. Fit and finishes on our subject car were reported to be done to a high level. There were several departures from stock — under the hood in particular. The bright blue spark-plug wires and contemporary aluminum radiator stand out, which, not unhappily, marked this car as one restored to drive. There were apparently several other small trim finish details that varied from original build, but nothing that couldn’t be easily rectified. No longer an obscure novelty Braden’s profile ended with the following statement: “The 2000GT will always be an orphan car, with a limited following. If all the cars owned by the two dealers were to come on the market at the same time, we would likely see a price implosion. However, so long as the supply is strictly limited, prices for good cars should stay in the $100,000–$150,000 range.” With the advent of the new Toyota sports cars, the GT is less of an orphan. Tales of the limited market for this car are exaggerated. Why? Whenever they come to market, the bidding seems to be pretty spirited. And last, you’ll never see me prognosticating about long-term prices. Don Rose, RM Auctions Specialist, and over 5’9” in height, is a 2000GT owner. Known as a true Aston Martin man, he’s had his Toyota for several years now. He also owns a Mazda Cosmo, so the idea that “Japanese” and “collectible” are not oxymorons is firmly planted in his head. Rose revels in the refinement of the “sweet twin-cam en- gine, with its very linear torque range that also loves running in the high revs.” When asked what the most striking thing about his ownership experience has been, he replied that it has been the change in the reaction to the car. It went from “You bought a what??” to “How cool is that!?” That neatly encapsulates and further reinforces the 2000GT’s sales history story from 1992 to today. This car was undoubtedly well sold, but not as well as you might have thought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) Seat Time Bob Tkacik, via email: The ultimate Seat Time has to be taking the serial #1 Toyota/Shelby 2000GT flat out through its paces at places like Goodwood and Laguna Seca! Like the street version, the Toyota/ Shelby 2000GT is nimble, predictable, rock-solid flat in the corners and has more than enough “grunt” to stay with and in front of anything in its class. Without getting wordy, it’s hard to say a whole lot more about the 2000GT except, to use a couple of Toyota’s old tag lines…”Get your hands on a Toyota and you’ll never let go” and “Toyota, oh what a feeling.” July 2013 55

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Etceterini & Friends Profile The Cumberford Perspective Multiculturalism in action By Robert Cumberford 3 T his is a lovely little car, but its diminutive size put it out of bounds for many Americans, and the staggeringly high price made commercial failure a certainty. But it was really pretty, it was beautifully made by Yamaha, and it hit all the must-have buttons of the 1960s: double overhead cams, a 5-speed gearbox, all-independent suspension, all-disc brakes, alloy wheels — if it was desirable, Toyota included it. But a Jaguar E-type with equal — or better — beauty and almost twice the displacement cost less to buy and was faster. Of course, the 2000GT was never intended to be more than a limitedproduction exercise, and its close similarity to the much less expensive (and much bigger) Datsun 240Z derives from both cars having the same conceptual designer and the same Yamaha prototyping shop during the same time frame. Although Toyota has run some ads in the U.S. recently citing Albrecht Goertz as the creator of the 2000GT, both of the iconic coupes were derived from his work and seen into production by staff stylists from Toyota and Nissan. In both cases, they did a really good job. ♦ 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 Plastic-covered driving lights were a styling carryover from the earlier Toyota 800 sports model — and available for flashing at all times. 2 The long hood and low, pointed nose were very successful stylistically, although there must have been a lot of lift at 135 mph, the GT’s purported top speed. 3 Pop-up headlamps were popular in the 1960s, but they were never a really good or practical idea, which led eventually to today’s total ban. 4 The windshield is deeply curved in plan view, moving the A-pillar well back of the centerline. 8 5 The dip in the middle of the roof recalls Zagato practice, without the characteristic bulges over the driver’s and passenger’s heads. 6 These side doors provide access to the air cleaner, battery and washer reservoir, while panels alongside the hood were louvered for engine compartment cooling. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 Very much like Italian super coupes, the Toyota had only symbolic bumpers, just enough to protect the paint. 8 The hatchback was very much XKE-inspired, a fairly radical idea for sports coupes long ago. Many cars, includ- ing Corvettes and Ferraris, did without any opening. 9 The curious little convex- concave positioning lamp establishes body width at night. 10 The curved door cut is extremely elegant, but it suffers from a short section at the front turning under at the sill and not aligning with the bottom of the access door. 11 The real magnesium wheels were as serious as they looked — light, strong and with an impressive racing-car look. 12 Little reducing mirrors placed well forward per Japanese regulations are really the only visual element that betrays the car’s national origin. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) The 2000GT interior is closely patterned on British practice, with a great deal of wood — as in Jaguar’s sedans, not its sports cars. If the wheel, shift lever and pedals are carefully organized for drivers, the minor instruments and switches are poorly placed ergonomically, as was typical at the time. The Lotus Elaninspired seats were excellent, but headroom was severely limited. 12 1 2 4 5 11 7 10 56 9

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German Profile Column Author 1980 BMW M1 Those 399 customers who eventually ponied up for a road-going M1 soon realized they had the ideal Autobahn bullet by B. Mitchell Carlson Details Year produced: 1978–81 Number produced: 453 (399 street legal and 54 race chassis) Original list price: DM100,000 ($55,000) Current SCM Valuation: $88,000 to $165,000 Tune-up cost: $500 Distributor Cap: $70 Chassis #: Left rear strut brace Engine #: On block above the starter on the starter’s mouting flange Clubs: M1 Register, BMW Car Club of America More: www.bmwm1.org, www.bmwcca.org Alternatives: 1994–98 McLaren F1, 1983–88 BMW M635CSI / M6, 1988–90 BMW Z1 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: WBS59910004301360 Engine number: 387 I n the late 1970s, BMW was still in its growing pains in the United States. The favored quirky rally car of the 1960s was becoming the favored fast luxury transport of young professionals. Between the two eras of Bayerische Motoren Werke, there was the M1, which remains the most exotic street car that the company ever built. It was essentially a roadgoing Procar and Group 5 racer, built to homologize the cars for the track. Hand-built in limited numbers, The M1. Even 30-plus years since it went out of production, most Bimmerphiles will still tell you that it is the ultimate Ultimate Driving Machine. To this day, BMW has not reused the name. The McLaren F1? While having the heart of a BMW, it wasn’t marketed by BMW and it’s too exotic, too flashy and too damn expensive. The M1 was originally intended to fight Porsche 935 it combined a tu- bular frame, utilizing state-of-the-art technology with gorgeous Giugiaro-designed wedge bodywork. The chassis was fitted with unequal-length lateral links, alloy uprights, concentric coil springs and anti-roll bars in the front and rear. The mid-mounted, fuel-injected, 277-horsepower, double-overhead-cam 6-cylinder engine reached top speeds in excess of 160 mph, thanks to the M1’s outstanding power-to-weight ratio. Such numbers should not be regarded as surprising, as early development of the M1 was in partnership with Lamborghini. Only 455 M1s were produced between 1978 and 1981, which breaks down to 399 road and 56 race cars. Relatively few examples were imported into the United States, and as such, they have always remained somewhat elusive on these shores. SCM Analysis This BMW M1 sold for $242,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Auctions’ Don Davis Collection sale on April 27, 2013, in Fort Worth, TX. 58 and 936 cars in Group 4 and Group 5 competition — where Porsche was the 2,000-kilogram gorilla. Some also speculate that BMW wanted to show its chops as a world-class automaker with a supercar on par with Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini. Indeed, it was the latter company that BMW partnered with for chassis development on the project. FIA required a minimum build of 400 cars to qualify for Group 4. In essence, the M1 was to be an assembled car with high-caliber components. In addition to developing the tubular space frame, Lamborghini was to construct it, while Italdesign fabricated the fiberglass bodywork. BMW’s largest contribution was a detuned variant of the fire-breathing 24-valve, 3.5-liter inline 6 that powered BMW 3.0 CSLs to the top of the European Touring Car series. ZF’s robust 5-speed transaxle would put the power to the ground — the same gearbox used for Group 4 cars and even the 950-horsepower turbocharged Group 5s. It didn’t take long for the project to go astray. Lamborghini was constantly missing deadlines (this at a time they were on the brink of bankruptcy). As the delays 1980 BMW M1 AHG Lot S63, s/n WBS00000094301090 Condition 3 Sold at $164,300 Mecum Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183931 1980 BMW M1 Lot S92, s/n WBS59910004301360 Condition 3+ Sold at $196,100 Mecum Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/16/12 SCM# 209437 1979 BMW M1 Frank Stella Procar Lot 15, s/n 94301053 Condition 2Sold at $854,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/18/11 SCM# 183050 Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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continued to mount, some customers who put down deposits after the M1’s 1977 Geneva Auto Show debut pulled them. A complicated assembly To get the car into production, BMW ended their relationship with Lamborghini, and went to Marchesi of Modena for the tube frames. Italdesign assembled the bodywork to the frames and installed basic fitments, including wiring and the dashboards. The assemblies for street-legal cars were then trucked to Baur of Stuttgart for final assembly. The last leg of the extended assembly line was shipment to Motorsports GmbH for final tuning, QC checks and delivery. With this convoluted process, it’s no wonder that the first customer delivery was in February 1979. Only the DeLorean — another wedge car from this era — was more dysfunctional during production. If all this wasn’t bad enough, by the time the road cars reached customers, the requirements for Group 4 changed, and the M1 was no longer eligible. It was beginning to look like BMW had an albatross on their hands — a supercar built on a hoped-for racing pedigree, but nowhere to race it. Jochen Neerpasch of BMW Motorsport is credited with creating a spec-race series in parallel with Formula One, which pitted the top F1 drivers against the top privateers. FIA agreed to it, and this became the Procar series. All but identical in concept to IROC in the United States, this was a race conducted before the main F1 race that put all drivers in identically prepped M1s. In theory, this was a test to find the best pure driver. Procar was wildly popular among fans, and in a classic example of “race on Sunday, sell on Monday,” BMW sold 20 M1s immediately after the first Procar event. An Autobahn bullet Those 399 customers who eventually ponied up for a road-going M1 soon realized they had the ideal Autobahn bullet. The M1 had the handling and the long legs to make 160 mph, but the car was so reliable it approached mundane. This was a car that made going from Stuttgart in the morning to Lucerne for lunch possible — thanks to no speed limits and well-disciplined drivers on the Autobahn. As the ultimate touring car, this is perhaps where the M1 is most appreciated and fills its niche the best. It was after the last M1 rolled off the convoluted production line in February 1981 that it finally had a chance to show its mettle on the track. Properly sorted, it was a force to be reckoned with in European Touring Car classes and IMSA in the U.S. during the early 1980s. Elite among wedge cars Looking back on the “wedgie car” years of 1975–88, the M1 is one of the few that comes off looking right. Fiat X1/9s, Pontiac Fieros, Triumph TR7s and Toyota MR2s are all too stubby. The C4 Corvette is too elongated. The Ferrari 308 family works pretty well. The Aston Martin Lagonda is just plain weird. The M1 looks poised — a purpose-built tool used to commute via Autobahn rather than by jet. If one were to pick any nits, the pop-up headlights are the easiest targets — they are so 1980s — but that’s the way we were before high-output LED or Xenon. The M1 became a cult icon early on. Even though none were officially imported into North America (or because of that), they were objects of desire for legions of male youths who put M1 posters on their walls. (I’ll admit it; I still have my Rod Caudell series poster of a Henna Red M1 that I got out of the pages of Car & Driver in 1980.) Now that 30 years have passed, my age group is af- fluent enough to be a contributing factor on the M1’s renewed desirability — especially as the car was a bright spot on the dismal automotive landscape of our youth. This example brought roughly double what a typical M1 would fetch a couple of years ago. They really didn’t depreciate — neither here or elsewhere — with the low ebb hitting around the same time as the dot.com bubble bust, when iffy examples could be had for $70k. Since then, values show a slow upward progression — as we’ve seen in higher-performance BMWs from the 1970s. Last year, I watched this very car sell at the Mecum auction in Monterey for $196,100. The car seems to have been better detailed and had a set of Texas license plates on it, but it is essentially the same car as last August. Getting an M1 registered in your state may or may not be possible — California is right out for this one because this car retains its Euro specifications. However, for someone with the resources to pay this amount for it, this is more of an inconvenience. Parts may be a bit of a challenge, but thanks to a close-knit group of fellow owners and strong efforts from BMW Classic, M1s are far more reasonable to keep maintained than any post308-era Ferrari. While one car doesn’t make the market, this does show that the M1 seems to have finally earned its respect in today’s collector-car market. It already has for those of us aligned to the blau mit weiss roundel. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) Seat Time Archie Urciuoli, Casey Key, FL: This is one of those cars whose great lines (penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro) are brilliant in the flesh, but difficult to catch on camera, whose performance and handling make the average driver look proficient, whose construction is bulletproof, and whose comfort and reliability encourage use. Think Italian performance with Teutonic dependability. The M1 is a superior touring car, with light steering and excellent brakes, which can be pushed to its limits because of its confidence-inspiring handling. For out-and-out horsepower junkies, much more can be dialed in (the 55 Procar racing versions developed twice as much), but the base power is more than adequate. If a Cobra can be compared to a 1940s warbird, where you feel you are going faster than you really are, perhaps the M1 can be compared a Lear jet, whose superior ride masks its actual speed. All in all, I have found it a most satisfying car to own and drive. July 2013 59

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American Profile 1954 Chrysler GS-1 Special by Ghia Unlike most dream cars, these were very drivable, as they were built on a New Yorker chassis and ran on a production 331-ci Hemi V8 by Carl Bomstead Details Year produced: 1954 Number produced: Two Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: $600,000– $800,000 Tune-up cost: $125 Distributor cap: $29.95 Chassis #: Left front hinge post Engine #: On block behind water pump Club: The WPC Club More: www.chryslerclub.org Alternatives: 1956–58 Dual-Ghia, 1953 Dodge Firearrow III, 1952 Chrysler d’Elegance SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 7252368 D uring the 1950s, Italian coachbuilder Ghia built numerous one-off “dream cars” for Chrysler Corporation. One, the slab-sided and extremely modern “Thomas Special,” named for Chrysler export executive C.B. Thomas, was so well received at European shows that a limited run of duplicates was produced for European customers. Others soon followed, including the so-called Ghia Special. Chrysler’s Export Division had two 1954 Chrysler New Yorker Deluxe chassis, each with a 125.5-inch wheelbase frame, a 235-horsepower Hemi V8, and a PowerFlite automatic transmission, and they were delivered to Ghia to be bodied with variants of the Special design. These two cars were distinguished from other Ghia Specials by their 4-passenger interiors and flat exhaust tips, and they borrowed numerous Chrysler parts throughout, including the bumpers, taillights, steering wheel, dashboard gauges, and even the sexy wire wheels, which were a dealer accessory on Grandma’s Chrysler. These two GS-1 Specials are believed to have been used during Chrysler promotions on the European continent, including the Turin show of 1954. The car offered here is one of the two Chrysler- ordered, 4-passenger GS-1 Specials. In the 1950s, the Ghia-bodied Chryslers thrilled show crowds worldwide with their Italian flair and American brawn. The GS-1 Special packs the power to impress. It is a beautiful machine — special then and special now. 60 SCM Analysis This 1954 Chrysler GS-1 Special, Lot 124, sold for $616,000, includ- ing buyer’s premium, at RM’s Don Davis auction in Fort Worth, TX, on April 23, 2013. Harley Earl’s 1938 Buick Y-Job was the first true concept car. Many of the car’s unique design features, including the vertical waterfall grille that is still a Buick design element today, were incorporated into future models. After World War II, concept — also known as dream — cars proliferated as dramatic design exercises. Some were practical, and others were outrageous — even wacky — but they illustrated the manufacturer’s commitment to future innovation. As the nation returned to normalcy after World War II, there was an insatiable appetite for automobiles, but realities soon set in, and they were not favorable for Chrysler. From stodgy to stupendous From an engineering perspective, Chrysler was a very innovative company, with “Fluid-Drive,” electric windows, “Oriflow” shock absorbers, “Air Temp” airconditioning and the exciting “Firepower Hemi” V8, but their car styling could best be described as dated and stodgy. As a result, their sales languished outside of the top 10 for North American manufacturers. One cause of this malaise was Chrysler President K.T. Keller’s insistence that you should be able to enter a Chrysler without having to remove your fedora! This was hardly a design Sports Car Market 1952 Chrysler GS-1 Thomas Special Lot 162, s/n C5184214 Condition 2 Sold at $715,000 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/11/06 SCM# 41029 1953 Chrysler GS-1 Thomas Special Lot 275, s/n 723631 Condition 2 Sold at $858,000 RM Auctions, Rochester, MI, 7/27/10 SCM# 166295 1952 Chrysler d’Elegance Concept Car Lot 143, s/n 321953 Condition 1Sold at $946,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183127 Darin Schnabel ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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goal that compared favorably with the creations emerging from the Harley Earl/Bill Mitchell studios at General Motors. To Keller’s credit, he recognized that he could not hold onto his dated, conserva- tive ideas, and he turned to industrial designer Virgil Exner to create some Chrysler excitement. He also turned to the Italian coachbuilder Ghia to move Exner’s designs into reality. The first of Exner’s inspirations, the K-310, was fabricated at Ghia based on a 3/8- scale plaster model, and the Chrysler Special show car soon followed. The next series was the Thomas Special cars. They were named for C.B. Thomas, the President of Chrysler’s Export Division, who commissioned one for himself and about six additional examples that were sold to the general public. The one-off Chrysler d’Elegance followed. Then came the “production” GS-1 for the 1954 Paris Auto Show. It is thought that as many as 40 GS-1s were produced, with several variations of the initial design. Unlike most dream cars, these were very drivable, as they were built on a New Yorker chassis and ran on a production 331-ci Hemi V8 that kicked out 235 horsepower. A well-loved mystery — and a great buy Chrysler’s Export Division commissioned two unique GS-1 Specials. The cars had 4-passenger interiors. The example RM offered from the Davis Collection was not shown when new, so its purpose in life is a mystery. What is known, however, is that the daughter of a Chrysler director owned the GS-1 until 1999. She obviously enjoyed it, as there are 75,000 miles on the clock. It moved on to the Davis Collection and was restored to its current impeccable condition. Establishing the value of dream cars is not an exact science. The 1952 Thomas Special crossed RM’s block in March 2006 for $715,000. Barrett-Jackson sold the Chrysler d’Elegance a few months earlier for $1,100,000. That same car sold for $946,000 at RM’s 2011 Monterey auction. RM sold a Thomas Special GS-1 in July 2010 for $858,000. As we connect the dots, we can state this GS-1 Special was well bought indeed — and was one of the few “buys” from the very successful Don Davis sale. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) July 2013 61

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Race Car Profile 1969 Lancia Fulvia Coupe Rallye 1.6 HFS They are a hoot to drive and were extraordinarily successful in rallying and on the track by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1969–70 Number produced: 1,258 Original list price: $5,200 Current SCM Valuation: $31,000–$50,000 Cost per hour to race: $500 Chassis #: Plaque in engine bay Engine #: Flywheel ring above starter Club: American Lancia Club More: americanlanciaclub.com Alternatives: 1969–71 Mini Cooper 1275, 1962–70 Ford Cortina, 1961–77 Renault Alpine SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 818540001578 Engine number: 2264676 I n total, 1,258 1.6 HFs were built during 1969–70, of which approximately the first 600 were designated HFS and fitted with the Variante 1016 engine featuring modified cams similar to the Works rally cars. This car, 001578, which is a rare fanalone (big-headlight) version, is one of the last HFSs to be built and is contemporary with cars used by the Works in late 1969/early 1970. Believed to have been used as a reconnaissance car by the Works team, it still has various Works parts including inlet manifolds, 45-mm Dell’Orto carburetors, 10,000-rpm tachometer and Abarth steering wheel, although the 1016 engine has been replaced. The Fulvia stayed in Italy until the mid-1970s before moving to Belgium and eventually the U.K., where it competed in historic rallies until 2000–03 it underwent a lengthy restoration. The car has been returned to Group 4 specification with aluminum panels, magnesium alloy wheels, race/ rally-prepared engine, 5-speed competition gearbox, foam-filled long-range fuel tank, FTA six-point roll cage, FIA seats and harnesses, fully plumbed fire extinguisher, master cutoff switch and Plexiglas windows. This car is eligible for the Targa Florio, Milano-San Remo, Tour Auto, Monte Carlo Historique and many other prestigious international events — as well as series such as Top Hat and HSCC. The Fulvia has won several prizes for presentation, including 1st place in the RAC Club concours at Woodcote Park in 2004, and it has been featured in several motoring magazines, most recently Auto Italia in 2004. It is offered with RAC/ MSA papers, U.K. V5C registration document and an expired MoT certificate (2006). 62 the early 1990s. In SCM Analysis This car, Lot 512, sold for $70,101, including buyer’s premium, at the Bonhams Paris sale on February 7, 2013. Virtually nobody in the United States understands Lancias, but in Europe — particularly during the early post-war years — the company enjoyed almost cult status. The saying at the time was: “Fiat sold cars to the masses, Alfa Romeo sold cars to the sportsmen, and Lancia sold cars to the connoisseurs.” Lancia was a broadly based automotive manufacturer with commercial and military vehicles as well, but their cars defined the company. Their specialty was very high-quality small-to-midsized cars with state-of-the-art technology — with enough flexibility to build short runs of almost custom variants of their basic models to meet the expectations of a connoisseur customer base. It was a unique nichemarketing strategy that had served the company well but was completely unsuited to the U.S. market, where Lancia remained almost completely unknown. Winning races — but not profits In the mid-1950s, Lancia found itself in a situation of glorious failure. It was glorious because their chief engineer, Vittorio Jano — who had been recruited from Alfa Romeo just before World War II — had immediately after the war created a series of fabulous automobiles, particularly the Aurelia, and had taken Lancia to the heights of international auto racing. It was failure because everybody loved the Aurelia 1970 Lancia Fulvia Rallye HF Fanalone Lot 179, s/n 818540001284 Condition 2+ Sold at $66,354 Artcurial, Le Mans, FRA, 7/7/12 SCM# 209336 1970 Lancia Fulvia HF Fanalone Lot 305, s/n 818540 Condition 3+ Sold at $58,888 Coys, Birmingham, U.K., 1/12/13 SCM# 214898 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S ex-Works Rally Lot 61, s/n CA2S71012033A Condition 3 Sold at $87,560 H&H Auctions, Cheltenham, U.K., 2/26/08 SCM# 58746 Sports Car Market Dirk de Jager, courtesy of Bonhams

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and stood in awe of its technology, but few people bought them — and because winning the Carrera Panamerica with Fangio in the D24 and creating a dominant Grand Prix car with the D50 in 1954 was wildly expensive. Sales of their 1,100-cc Appia sedan were excellent, but it couldn’t support everything else, and the company staggered into insolvency. The sale of the company to an Italian concrete magnate saved Lancia. Trouble was, the concrete tycoon immediately replaced the racing genius Jano with a professor who hated racing: Antonio Fessia (Vittorio Jano moved to Ferrari, where he achieved greatness, but that is a different story). Aside from feeling that competition was a waste of time and money, Fessia’s great conviction was that, although all Lancias to date had been rear-drive, the future of the automobile was front-wheel drive. After some engineering housekeeping to keep the existing cars modern, he and his engineers set to designing a FWD future for Lancia. They started with a mid-sized (1,500-cc to 2,000-cc) flat-four pow- ered platform that became the Flavia. Then they set out to replace the company’s most popular model: the 1,100-cc Appia. The Flavia was introduced in 1961, and it was an immediate success, so creating a smaller version made both manufacturing and marketing sense. The original approach was to mate the Appia V4 engine to the Flavia FWD assembly and mount it on a much shorter chassis — and thus the Fulvia was born. It was never that simple, of course. The Appia V4 was hopelessly out of date, so an entirely new engine was designed: an 1,100-cc unit with a narrow angle between the cylinders and a very wide, twin-cam cylinder head covering both banks. To make a compact, low package that could hide in front, the engine was laid over 45 degrees and a unique transaxle was designed. When it was presented to the world in 1963, Fessia’s pragmatic approach had created a 4-door sedan with the charisma and excitement of a cereal box, but the mechanical package was awesome. As a connoisseur’s car, Lancias had always appealed to wealthy sportsmen, and with the burgeoning economy of the early post-war years, the Aurelia had found substantial favor with the rally crowd. A quick note here: European rallying is not anything like the tame “time/distance” version popular in the U.S. It is a wild and woolly serious competition — but in licensed road cars on open roads. The weapon to have The earlier Aurelia, with the world’s first production V6 mated to the first produc- tion transaxle, had made a superbly balanced rally car and had become the weapon to have, certainly for an Italian in the ’50s. Fessia’s disdain for competition didn’t stand a chance against the resulting loyal Lancia customers, so the company started taking care of them. In 1960 Lancia formed a club for these loyalists, calling it “Hi Fi” — for high fidelity to the marque — and began more actively supporting their activities. Thus, the term “HF” entered the Lancia nomenclature, meaning the competition-oriented cars. As I mentioned earlier, producing variants was a Lancia specialty, and there were 24 distinct series and models of the Fulvia during its 10-year production life. One of the first was a svelte little sporting 2-door, the coupe, and the hot-rod rally version that soon arrived was, logically, the Coupe HF. The original 1,100-cc engine could be stretched to 1,300 cc, but the performance people wanted more, so a new, larger V4 (with a slightly different angle between the cylinders) was designed, the 1600. This engine in the Coupe HF became the serious hot setup. The factory racing “Variante 1016” version made 132 horsepower vs. 100 horsepower for the HF 1300, which was a serious power boost for an 1,850-pound car. The 1600 HF was a serious rally car, instantly rec- ognizable by its fender flares and the large-headlight “fanalone” front design — along with Plexiglas windows, no bumpers, and aluminum body parts, all to save weight. I’ve never driven one, but I’m told that they are a hoot to drive, and they were extraordinarily successful both in rallying and on the track, with class wins and high overall finishes at venues such as Sebring, Daytona and the Targa Florio. Lancia scored more international rally championships than any manufacturer in that era and maybe ever. Great cars — but too many of them Fabulous little things that they were, the Fulvias have never been collectible cars. A basic problem is that Lancia built 124,000 Fulvia coupes, so retrofitting a stock coupe to look like a 1.6 HFS is a simple enough matter. Having a “real one” is plenty cool, but you’ll have to explain it a lot, which kills collectibility. Even the best ones are valued as weapons-grade cars, and their worth lies in how much fun you can have with them. This is not insignificant, particularly in Europe, where vintage rallying is easily as popular as vintage track racing, but they have to be valued as toys — not keepsakes. The best value comparison for Fulvias seems to be the race-prepared 1275 Mini Cooper S. The best examples of both Minis and Fulvias with certified history might occasionally break $100,000, but average “Let’s go racing” cars float between $65,000 to $85,000. Our subject Fulvia sold at the low end of the range, about in line with other auction Fulvia HFs and a bit below private sales. I would conclude that the price was market-correct and that this Lancia was fairly bought and sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) July 2013 63

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Market Reports Overview Gullwings Soar Again, Drop-Top Muscle Stands Proud The Don Davis Collection included a Gullwing and a 300SL Roadster, which sold for $1.2m and $935k, respectively By Tony Piff T he 300SL market returned to its familiar trajectory in April, following a string of sub-million-dollar sales in March. A 1955 Gullwing sporting Rudge wheels, fitted luggage and patina throughout sold for $1m at H&H’s Imperial War Museum sale in Duxford, U.K. It was the top seller of the auction by a factor of 10, and among the most expensive cars in the auction house’s history. Overall totals held steady compared with last year at $2.9m and 61%, just a notch up from $2.8m and 60%. RM Auctions brought global attention to Fort Worth, TX, for their sale of 64 cars from the Don Davis Collection. The collection included both a Gullwing and a 300SL Roadster, which had no trouble selling for $1.2m and $935k, respectively. Ahead of the Gullwing was a pair of Ferraris. A 1967 330 GTS sold for $1.9m, and a 1973 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder at $1.7m. Davis’ reputation as a discerning automotive collector and caretaker seemed to cement bidder confidence, with a majority of cars surpassing their pre-sale estimates. The no-reserve sale totaled $21.2m, for an average sold price of $330k. Barrett-Jackson grew their annual Palm Beach auction by nearly $3m this year. Sales totaled $20.5m with 98% sold, up from $17.8m, and average sold price increased to $49k from $40k. There were no Gullwings here, but the impending summer cruising season proved a powerful motivator, and drop-top muscle rang the bell loud and clear: A 1968 Shelby GT500 convertible rumbled to $350k, a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 convertible made $275k, and a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 convertible found $259k. GM took seven of the top 10 slots at Collector Car Productions’ Toronto sale, including three ’67 427/435 Corvettes: Two convertibles sold for $183k and $86k, and a http://bit.ly/ZOf8zr $21,230,500 Sales Totals $25,118,065 Mecum, Houston, TX RM, Fort Worth, TX Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL Hollywood Wheels, West Palm Beach, FL Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN H&H, Duxford, U.K. Branson, Branson, MO Vicari, Nocona, TX Silver, Portland, OR Barons, Surrey, U.K. $856,796 $20,547,568 Scan this code with your smartphone for complete results of each auction covered in this issue, or go to URL listed (left) $6,290,760 $4,151,007 $381,130 $2,623,331 coupe made $152k. Canadian classics found strong bidder interest, such as the 1956 Meteor Rideau Sunliner convertible and 1957 Pontiac Laurentian convertible, sold at $96k and $68k, respectively. CCP added $1.1m to last year’s sales figures, totaling $4.2m overall, with a 65% sales rate. Film car replicas stole the show at the Branson auction. A newly built Batmobile re- creation constructed on a 1976 Lincoln chassis and styled after the original TV car was the top sale at $173k, and a 1968 Shelby GT500 “Eleanor” followed at $92k. A 1955 Chevrolet Nomad wagon took the third-place slot at $75k. Branson’s overall numbers dipped to $2.9m with 54% of 192 cars sold. That’s down from $3.2m, 53% and 271 cars last year, but average sold price increased to $28k from $23k. We conclude the market reports with our Global Roundup. This month, we look at high- lights from Hollywood Wheels in West Palm Beach, FL; Silver Portland, OR; Mecum Houston; Barons Surrey, U.K.; and Vicari Nocona, TX. ♦ 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 64 Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS spyder, $1,936,000— RM, p. 72 2. 1973 Ferrari 356 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder, $1,650,000—RM, p. 72 3. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, $1,237,500—RM, p. 68 4. 1967 Toyota 2000GT coupe, $1,155,000— RM, p. 74 5. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, $1,024,346—H&H, p. 117 6. 1965 Shelby Cobra roadster, $1,001,000—RM, p. 74 7. 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, $935,000—RM, p. 70 8. 1963 Shelby Cobra roadster, $935,000—RM, p. 74 9. 1941 Chrysler Newport Indy 500 Pace Car roadster, $880,000—RM, p. 74 10. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, $770,000—RM, p. 68 1. 1958 Porsche 356A cabriolet, $121,000—RM, p. 68 2. 1953 Jaguar XK 120 SE roadster, $98,440—Mec, p. 121 3. 1966 Mercedes-Benz 300SE convertible, $65,225—CCP, p. 104 4. 1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Record sedan, $63,732—H&H, p. 117 5. 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II saloon, $13,770—Vic, p. 122 Sports Car Market Best Buys $2,900,430 $2,856,570

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RM Auctions Fort Worth, TX RM Auctions — The Don Davis Collection A Mercedes-Benz 300SL NSL “Sportcam” Gullwing all-in price was $1.2m after spirited bidding Company RM Auctions Date April 27, 2013 Location Fort Worth, TX Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 64/64 Sales rate 100% Sales total $21,230,500 High sale 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Spyder, sold at $1,936,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, sold at $1,237,500 Report and photos by John Lyons Market opinions in italics D on Davis loves cars. He open first new-car dealership some 35 ago and eventually grew his franchise to 12 dealerships throughout Texas and Oklahoma. He retired and sold the business several year ago, and that allowed him to focus on his collection. But that too grew — so muc he needed to thin the herd. So he called R which offered 64 of his outstanding cars on April 27, all without reserve. Davis took collecting to a level few have seen, choosing only impecca- Fort Worth, TX ble cars with well-documented and researched history. His presentation of them was equally impressive. Upon entering the main auction room, I was immediately struck not only by the cars, but by the immaculate floors, walls and incredible attention to all details. Once the sale started, it was clear that the bidders in the room, on the ones and online trusted Mr. Davis and had great confidence in his cars. Most xceeded their low estimates and many passed just as rigorously through their high estimates. The top seller was the 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Spyder, which sold for a world- record $1.9m. In second place was the 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder, knocked down at just under $1.7m. And third-place honors went to a Mercedes-Benz 300SL NSL “Sportcam” Gullwing with Rudge wheels, luggage and a first-rate restoration. The final all-in price was $1.2m after spirited bidding between two determined bidders. But it was the fourth-highest seller that shattered all expectations and set the collec- tor-car world talking. The 1967 Toyota 2000GT achieved a final selling price of $1.2m, to the astonishment of nearly everyone in the room — including a legion of 2000GT enthusiasts. When another 2000GT sold for a world-record $627k at Gooding’s August 2012 Pebble Beach sale, it seemed like the top of the market. Obviously, things have changed. See the profile on p. 54. The auction ran like a smoothly oiled machine. As usual, the RM staff did a great 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS spyder, sold at $1,936,000 66 job handling the large audience and countless phone bidders with aplomb. Final totals far surpassed even the most optimistic predictions, reaffirming this important truth of collecting: Buy the best, and you’ll never regret it. ♦ Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Fort Worth, TX ENGLISH #157-1965 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III drophead coupe. S/N SEV337. Black/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 60,627 miles. Stately car in outstanding colors and brilliantly presented. Few very slight buff marks in paint. Beautiful chrome and trim. Interior like jewelry, with perfect color scheme and flawless wood inlays. Spotless engine bay with slightly older high-quality detailing. Undercarriage show-detailed as well. With all books and re- ity restoration with no needs noted. Excellent paint, chrome, trim and glass. Equally wellrestored interior and engine bay. Ready for any show and one of the prizes of Mr. Davis’ collection. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,237,500. Bidding was spirited to the $1m mark. Short of an alloy-bodied car, this is about as good as it gets in the world of Gullwings. #130-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S cords, including factory build documents and original tools. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $577,500. The SC IIIs are the most sought-after, and this car lived up to that reputation in spades. There were some big moves in the market for these back in the 1990s, with a slackening since. (This car appears in the SCM Platinum Database in 1998, no-saling at $240k at Kruse Auburn, SCM# 379). This market correction is likely overdue and probably a fair indication of the real market value for one of these. #137-1966 JAGUAR XKE 4.2 convert- ible. S/N 1E13355. Maroon/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 5,999 miles. An older restoration that has been well cared for. Average panel fit with poor hood gaps. Buffing marks in paint, decent chrome and trim. Very tidy interior with some wear on seats. Clean engine bay. show-detailed, now with some staining from use. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $148,500. This was a strong result for a slightly-better-than-average car. I think the color combination ruled the day, as who doesn’t like a black-overparchment Benz cabriolet? Fair deal for buyer and seller. Unusual maroon color combination. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $104,500. Last seen in Scottsdale at Barrett-Jackson 2012, where it sold for $73k (SCM# 191484). This car was quickly bid to about $70k, and then two bidders took it beyond. Well sold, and hopefully new owner will drive the heck out of it and put some miles on it. GERMAN #142-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980405500621. Silver/black leather. Odo: 7,501 miles. Blue-chip Gullwing with all the goodies, including factory NSL “sport” engine, factory Rudge wheels, factory luggage and very well-known history from new. Original engine and transmission. True concours-qual- TOP 10 No. 3 shape—considering the miles, almost too nice. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $770,000. I tend to judge these cars a bit harshly, because there is no shortage of restored ones, not to mention the long line of cars in the current restoration 68 Sports Car Market #158-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 1980427500303. Silver/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 96,664 miles. Nice older restoration with good execution throughout. Decent paint with a few minor stone chips and some chips on edges. Older detailed engine bay. Clean undercarriage. Ideal for touring, but show days are behind it. Claimed original interior in very nice TOP 10 No. 10 biggest concern. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $121,000. There were lots of great Porsches offered at the Don Davis auction. This one might have been the best deal of the sale, as bidders waited for some of the more significant cars. Well bought and should provide owner with years of touring enjoyment. #127-1958 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N 84073. Silver/black cloth/red leather. cabriolet. S/N 1800307511296. Black/black cloth/saddle leather. Odo: 67,674 miles. Beautiful restoration and outstanding color scheme now with some age. Slight fit issues and some light dirt visible on leather interior. Wood showing some slight patina. Engine bay older, cycle. This was a slightly older restoration that had been pretty well maintained. It offered nothing special in terms of options or colors, and no hard top (which our price guide values at $5k), as it was not an option in ’57. That all said, it looked like a bargain-basement price compared with other recent sales. #120-1957 PORSCHE 356A sunroof coupe. S/N 100208. Silver/green leather. Odo: 3 miles. Fresh concours-quality restoration. Perfect gaps and panel fit. Spotless paint, perfect trim. Show-quality engine and undercarriage. Brand new instruments and controls. Not a flaw to be found anywhere. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $176,000. Spectacular cars generate equally spectacular results. This was a huge result, but the desirability of the model, colors and rare sunroof option, along with the superb quality of the restoration, explains the amount paid. Well bought and sold. #115-1958 PORSCHE 356A cabriolet. S/N 150638. Black/tan cloth/red leather. Odo: 223 miles. Lovely restoration with only minor prep issues noted. Some slight buffing marks throughout the car. Excellent gaps and fitment. Detailed engine bay showing some signs of use. Spotless interior, with slightly misaligned driver’s seat the BEST BUY

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RM Auctions Fort Worth, TX Odo: 6 miles. Freshly restored car done to highest standards, with a grand total of six break-in miles since completion. Perfect paint, chrome and trim. Outstanding fit and finish. Interior equally as well executed, with perfect leather, dash and instruments. Engine bay show-detailed. Concours-prepared chassis and undercarriage. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $291,500. Porsche ruled the day, especially the freshly restored cars. A huge result nearly touching high estimate, but when buying the best, the money spent is worth it. A fair deal for all. #129-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S coupe. S/N 180037119509647. White/tan leather. Odo: 17,230 miles. Recent high-quality restoration with great attention to all details. Lovely paint and trim. Show-quality panel fit. Very nice interior with excellent Last sold for $96k at Russo and Steele Monterey 2011 (SCM# 185738). Another great Porsche from the Don Davis Collection. This one had some show life left and certainly years of touring, plus the upgrade Super engine. Sold on the higher end of the estimate, but buyer has nothing to complain about. A fair deal. #114-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 19804210002839. Black/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 50,599 miles. Incredible color scheme, although changed from original. Slight buffing marks throughout indicate an older restoration. Chrome and trim largely without flaw. Engine bay very tidy. European headlamps and acces- TOP 10 No. 7 wood and details. Show-detailed engine bay. Spotless undercarriage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $77,000. Recently sold for $65k at Mecum KC in December 2012 (SCM# 214738). I loved this car’s colors and execution. It had a lot of interest pre-sale, and that carried over to the block. Well bought. #155-1959 PORSCHE 356A Super Convertible D. S/N 86142. Black/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 7,769 miles. Purchased by Mr. Davis from the estate of the second owner, who had it since 1967. Numbers-matching. Very good restoration by the second owner. Beautiful paint and trim. Im- sories added. Excellent interior with hardly any wear noted. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $935,000. Results for these cars have been all over the map lately. This car had a lot of eye appeal going for it, but the age and condition of the restoration and color change no doubt held it back a bit. Other recent concours-quality cars have traded hands over $1m. pressive interior. Show-detailed engine and undercarriage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $137,500. The only significant criticism that could be levied against this car was a very minor one: the color change from ivory to black. Hammered at low estimate, it represents a very good deal, especially given how all the other Porsches performed at the sale. #145-1960 PORSCHE 356B cabriolet. S/N 154251. Silver/black cloth/blue leather. Odo: 9,118 miles. Very attractive color combination. Minor stone chips in front. Very good gaps and panel fit. Nice chrome and trim. Interior neat and tidy except for slightly loose driver’s seat. Spotless engine bay, detailed undercarriage. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $148,500. 70 #144-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412021634. Black/ black cloth soft top/black hard top/tan leather. Odo: 1,732 miles. Two-top factory air car from 1971, which saw few of these built. Very original with one repaint and little else done other than exceptionally careful maintenance. Some minor chips and scuffs in the paint. Original chrome and trim with blemishes. glass. Spotless engine bay and undercarriage. Said to be one of 30 built in this configuration and color scheme. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $506,000. This was another car that a particular phone bidder wanted very badly. A very strong result for a worthy car. This could be the new normal for exceptional RS Touring cars. #107-1974 BMW 3.0 CS coupe. S/N 4310374. Green/tan leather. Odo: 7,202 miles. A “resto-mod” with modern engine and transmission, modern stereo, GPS and a host of other current-day creature comforts. Superbly executed and presented. Perfect paint, chrome and trim. Interior equally as well cared for. gauges with some slight hazing from age. Clean but not detailed engine bay. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $99,000. Kudos to owner, who over the years managed to keep this car looking practically new. I had to check and doublecheck my notes and the catalog because the interior looked almost too nice to believe. The bidders at the sale recognized the significance of the a/c and 1971 production year and took it to a very strong result. Well sold. #111-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS coupe. S/N 9113601108. Red/black leather. Odo: 7,504 miles. Beautifully restored nostories Carrera. Excellent paint with slight buffing marks throughout. Very slight use detectable in driver’s seat only. Perfect original Spotless engine. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $110,000. Okay, all you 3.0 CS owners, don’t go getting yourself into a lather over this auction result. Go spend over $100k “modernizing” your car, and then maybe you’ll have something comparable. Well sold, but buyer will enjoy his new ride. #146-1975 PORSCHE 911S Targa. S/N Original interior with only slight wear on seats and carpeting. Original instruments and 911520561. Green/black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 40,359 miles. Totally original and untampered-with car. Original paint in very good condition. Interior also original, with one tear noted on driver’s seat vinyl (not quite penetrating all the way through). Original engine bay with no detailing efforts made. Clean underside. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,000. This car Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Fort Worth, TX was presented in an original and seldom-seen color. It is lower on the Porsche 911 totem pole of values and desirability, but that did not hint of use on driver’s seat. Spotless engine bay and well-detailed undercarriage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $770,000. Lots of people came with this car on their wish list, but only one left with it. As it resides here in the U.S. under the “show and display” law (which Bill Gates and Paul Allen helped push through), I hope looking at it is enough to satisfy the new owner. Well sold above the $650k high estimate. ITALIAN #138-1965 LAMBORGHINI 350GT stop it from selling squarely mid-estimate. A very high result on an unloved model in colors not to everyone’s taste, saved by the exceptional condition of the car. Result will be difficult to duplicate; this is not the new normal, at least not yet. #116-1980 BMW M1 coupe. S/N WBS59910004301360. Red/black leather. Odo: 2,415 miles. Very original, well-maintained, low-mileage car. Remarkable panel fit. Paint showing appropriate buffing for well-maintained original. Re-covered seats and newer carpeting are the only changes from new. Normal dash chafing where doors close and rub. Engine detailed at some point. Correct re- coupe. S/N 0262. Silver/red leather. Odo: 20,715 km. Beautiful original car with only cosmetics tended to as needed. Excellent panel fit and paint. Nearly flawless interior. Engine bay correct and detailed to high standard, ready for any concours event. Original underside very clean. Original build sheet and lots of service documentation included. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $550,000. The proverbial “five-tool #126-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe. S/N 14819. Fly Yellow/black leather. Odo: 25,816 miles. Nice original car with a repaint about 10 years ago in original Fly Yellow. Original well-kept interior. Original clean engine bay. Good maintenance history. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $407,000. This sold a decade ago for $146k at Barrett-Jackson Los Angeles 2003 (SCM# 31456). More recently, it sold for $292k at Gooding Scottsdale 2010 (SCM# 156815). This car had its pluses and minuses. On the plus side is the careful ownership of Mr. Davis and the Fly Yellow color. The main negative is simply that it’s not a concours-restored car. All considered, a strong result. placement engine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $242,000. The fact that the engine replacement was discovered just prior to the sale did nothing to deter bidders. The generation who lusted after this car back when it was new is now coming of age and sufficient affluence to buy the car. This was a very strong result, but one I expect will be broken many times in the coming months and years. Well sold today, but will look like a bargain a year or two from now. See the profile, p. 58. #147-1988 PORSCHE 959 “Komfort” coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ95ZJS900143. Graphite Metallic/dark gray metallic leather. Odo: 17,728 km. Street-legal AWD supercar, manufactured by Porsche for two years for Group B homologation. Documented low-km car with no changes or modifications. Original paint and trim in excellent preserved condition. Well-preserved original interior with only a player,” with rarity (131 built), provenance, performance (280-horse V12), looks and condition. This incredibly attractive and rare car was my prediction for the lot most likely to break the bank, and it did not disappoint. It opened at low estimate and ran rapidly and in large increments up to the eventual hammer price of $500k. I think this sets the new benchmark for transactions of these in the future. Last sold for $270k at Gooding’s 2010 Scottsdale sale (SCM# 156857). #132-1967 FERRARI 330 GTS Spyder. S/N 10719. Blue/tan cloth/red leather. Odo: 75,393 miles. Striking car with attention to detail paid in all aspects. Perfect panel fit and stunning paint both in color and quality of application. Very slight buffing marks evident in places. Excellent trim and TOP 10 No. 1 accompany car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,650,000. It was refreshing to see such a pure and unmolested car cross the block. When this no-saled at RM Monterey 2011 at a high bid of $1.02m, our reporter asked rhetorically, “If the money was not there on the hottest selling night in history, where will the seller go to find it?” (SCM# 183110). Here is your answer. Well bought and sold. #161-1988 FERRARI 328 GTS Spider. S/N ZFFXA20A3J0078078. Red/black vinyl/ bumpers. Very well mechanically maintained by Mr. Davis. Slightly loose and askew driver’s seat. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,936,000. One of the stars of the auction, and the top seller. Numerous phone and floor bidders tussled over the car until two bidders carried it home from about $1.4m on up. An exciting result to witness and a new record for a 330 GTS. 72 Sports Car Market #148-1973 FERRARI 356 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder. S/N 16857. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 21,082 miles. Good original car with restoration and service as needed. Nice repaint in correct original color. Original glass with scratches on windshield. Original interior in very attractive color combination and in good condition. Factory a/c. Original tool roll and all factory manuals TOP 10 No. 2

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RM Auctions Fort Worth, TX tan leather. Odo: 25,749 miles. Nice, correct, low-mile car. Entirely original. Nice paint with blemishes commensurate with miles. Panels and doors align nicely. Original interior very clean, with wear in line with stated miles. Engine clean and factory-correct. Books and manuals included. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $88,000. As with Lot 153, the low-mile, unrestored, well-maintained Mondial, confidence pushed the price beyond the $70k high estimate. A fair deal for a great original car. #153-1991 FERRARI MONDIAL T con- vertible. S/N ZFFRK33A5M0088428. Red/ tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 5,527 miles. Very nicely preserved original car with original paint and interior. Buffing marks and other imperfections in paint due to age. Excellent gaps and bumper fit. Very nice original glass. Interior spotless with only minor wear on car- AMERICAN #128-1941 CHRYSLER NEWPORT Indy 500 Pace Car roadster. S/N C7807503. Silver/red leather. Odo: 75,930 miles. 322-ci I8, 2-bbl, auto. Restored to top standards. Excellent result with perfect paint, excellent door fit. Show-quality engine bay and interior. Landmark car ready for concours events anywhere. Cond: 1. SOLD TOP 10 No. 9 lent restoration to high standards. Nearly perfect paint with slight buff marks and only a tiny chip or two. Chrome and trim still to show specs. Interior almost perfect, with slightly overstuffed rear seatback. Instruments and controls show-worthy, as are engine bay and underside. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $418,000. The limited-production Dual-Ghia has really hit the skids in recent years, with results anywhere near $400k a thing of the distant past. They are worthy collectible cars, however, and the condition and color of this one brought enthusiastic bidding. This pre-recession-type result looked like a fair deal both ways. AT $880,000. This last sold at RM’s 2009 Amelia Island sale for $688k (SCM# 119912). It no-saled at a $1m high bid at RM Amelia 2012 (SCM# 197037). Max Girardo had to work hard for bids on this car, but eventually the same buyer of the Chrysler GS-1 prevailed on this car as well. A fair deal all the way around, as the soft market for these types of cars continues. peting. Seats look nearly new. All gauges and controls as-new. Books, manuals, records and original tool kit included with car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $85,250. This was yet another example of Mr. Davis’ attention to maintenance and detail. While on paper this might seem well sold, go find another this nice and with lower miles. JAPANESE #149-1967 TOYOTA 2000GT coupe. S/N MF1010147. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 62,410 miles. Largely original car with repaint and other minor detailing by Mr. Davis. Interior entirely original and well kept. Unusual and correct exterior color from new. Factory LHD. Original engine and transmission. Humdrum interior reminiscent of cheap Toyotas of the era, including wood TOP 10 No. 4 driver’s seat bolster. Engine bay show-detailed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $616,000. This car sold well below estimate, suffering both from minor flaws in the restoration and a general slackening of the market for these limitedproduction concept-style cars. A week or so in the shop might have helped this one get closer to the $700k–$800k estimate. Well bought. See the profile, p. 60. #131-1958 DUAL-GHIA convertible. S/N 194. Silk Khaki/tan cloth/Silk Khaki leather. Odo: 208 miles. 315-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Excel- appliqué, lots of vinyl and so-so build quality. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,155,000. At this price, it boils down to a simple question: This car, a Gullwing or a Ferrari Lusso? No question, the aesthetics are beautiful, but considering everything that its comps offer, the 2000GT comes up short. See Lot 138, the $550k 12-cylinder Lambo, for comparison. Very well sold. See profile on p. 54. 74 ping engine bay, mirror-quality underside. Sidepipes added, engine “beefed up” to 375 hp. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,001,000. While the condition of this car was incredible, I thought the minor engine modifications made it the less desirable of the two Cobras offered. The bidding told a different story, however. Well sold. © Sports Car Market #124-1954 CHRYSLER GS-1 Ghia Special coupe. S/N 7252368. Aqua metallic/black leather. Odo: 74,747 miles. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fairly recent restoration of special custom-coachwork car. Some gap issues detract from overall restoration—particularly the fit of trunk and doors. Excellent paint and trim. Interior also well done, with slightly overstuffed #141-1963 SHELBY COBRA roadster. S/N CSX2121. Red/black leather. Odo: 13,739 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent early Shelby with original engine and transmission. Well restored some years ago and carefully maintained since. Very TOP 10 No. 8 good door fit and spotless paint. Glass and associated trim excellent. Engine show-detailed and interior without fault. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $935,000. Last seen at Mecum Indy 2012, where it failed to sell at a high bid of $585k (SCM# 201884). Before that, a $525k no-sale at Mecum Indy 2009 (SCM# 120608). What a difference another year without Carroll makes. This was a righteous car (save for a color change), and bidders bid with enthusiasm. Market-correct. TOP 10 No. 6 #112-1965 SHELBY COBRA roadster. S/N CSX2332. Black/black leather. Odo: 36,799 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Absolutely without flaw. One of the best restored cars in the entire collection. Spotless black paint (originally blue over red interior). Perfect glass and trim. Show-stop

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Muscle cars are the driving force behind this sale, led by a rumbling 1968 Shelby GT500 convertible at $330k Company Barrett-Jackson Date April 4–6, 2013 Location Palm Beach, FL Auctioneers Assiter & Associates; Tom “Spanky” Assiter, lead auctioneer Automotive lots sold/offered 422/431 Sales rate 98% Sales total $20,547,568 High sale 2014 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, sold at $1m Buyer’s premium 1968 Shelby GT500 convertible, sold at $330,000 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Dale Novak Market opinions in italics places you can eat a corn dog while shopping for a $25k watch. There was even a 1975 Learjet up for grabs this year. Of course, it’s ultimately about the cars, and is there any better smell than sizzling hamburger co-mingled with good ol’ American unrestricted exhaust fumes? The Palm Beach sale is a more relaxed affair than B Barrett’s flagship Scottsdale auction. There are fewer cars, and the pace seems more casual. Even so, the crowd this year appeared to be bulging at the seams, with standing room only during some of the prime-time slots. A press release stated that nearly 55,000 people attended the three-day event — about on par with last year, but it must have swelled at times. As an auction analyst tasked with documenting the cars on offer, you need to have a hair trigger on your camera to catch an unobstructed shot, since the flow of pedestrian traffic is relentless. Inside the auction arena, Barrett-Jackson puts on the big show with live SPEED television coverage capturing all the action. It’s professional, very well done and a great way to spend some time during the tail-end of Florida’s trademark winter weather. 76 arrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach sale continues to be a great venue with plenty of things to do. It may be one of the few Barrett-Jackson also raised a ton for charity, which they always do. Generous bid- ders ponied up more than $1.8m in Palm Beach this year. High-sale honors went to a charity car: The first 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible, along with a bunch of VIP perks offered by GM, sold for $1m. Muscle cars are the driving force behind this sale. The high non-charity sale Palm Beach, FL was a 1968 Shelby GT500 convertible that changed hands for a respectable $330k. A 1970 Oldsmobile 442 convertible followed at $275k, and slightly behind that another GM heavyweight, a 1970 Chevelle LS6 convertible, sold for $259k. On the import side, high-sale honors went to a 2006 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, which found a new home for $182k. Another notable sale was an impeccably restored Volkswagen Safari 23-Window Samba bus at $127k. And in typical Palm Beach style, I watched a 2011 Bentley Continental GTC sell for $169k (butler not included). For the OTS lover, there was the welldone 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8, sold at $65k. This year’s total tipped the scales at $20.5m with 422 of 431 lots sold, for an average sold price of $49k. That’s an increase from last year’s $17.8m total, 435 out of 437 lots sold and $41k average. This could suggest that there are better cars, or that more buyers are coming back into the market to enjoy the hobby. I would theorize that both elements are in play. And both elements bode well for the future of this sale and the future of the hobby. ♦ Sales Totals $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m $30m $35m 0 Sports Car Market 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Barrett-Jackson

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL ENGLISH #400-1959 MGA roadster. S/N GHNL70760. Black/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 46,331 miles. Obviously an older restoration that has softened with the passage of time. Just a decent driver as it sits. Paintwork lacks attention to detail. Some primer showing underneath. Small fisheyes and microblisters noted. Car is nice and straight. Front bumper is lightly pitted. Nice interior. Steering wheel ting on chrome. Couple of small dings in trunk lid. Factory-painted wires, aftermarket fendermounted mirrors. Comes with all records, re- Steering wheel is chipped. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $66,000. These are expensive new, so buying a gently used one is a good approach for the savvy buyer. This one went slightly under the money given the condition and proper color combination. shows some minor wear. Optional knockoff chrome wire wheels, leather interior, bird’seye maple dash and front disc brakes. Upgraded with a 1,800-cc MG motor. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $28,050. The MGA market has been undergoing a renaissance, as I believe it should. These are very stylish motorcars with an aura of sophistication that appeals to many buyers. Sold in the middle of the market and spot-on given the condition. #752-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ8L38023. White/blue cloth/blue leather. Odo: 56,024 miles. Older restoration showing age. White paint hides plenty of flaws. Originally blue. Poor paint prep and overall finish. $20k interior restoration still shows puckered and awkward creases. Engine bay needs tidying up. Presents as a driver with mix of newer and ceipts and restoration photos. Very nice presentation overall. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $66,000. This was a well-done Healey with little to fret about. Sure, some minor issues here and there, but nothing to get your tweed in a wrinkle. Lot 752, another ’67 3000 finished in white, sold for near the same money, but this example was a far better purchase. Well bought. #756-1969 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 1R7591. Sable Brown/black vinyl/saddle leather. Odo: 10,398 miles. Completely original car with actual miles. Never modified, molested, repainted or restored. Still sits on factory-original tube radials. Small microblisters all over. Convertible top seams are beginning to unwind. Interior shows mild aging along with some cracks in the leather. Incred- GERMAN #398-1958 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 15-window minibus. S/N 357517. Two-tone green/green & gray vinyl. Odo: 32,276 miles. 15-window with original walkthrough front seat. Interior is very tidy, neat and clean but presentation is softening. A few small stains noted on the fabric. Small dent in roof. Somewhat wavy as you gaze down the slab sides. Orange peel noted. Wavy rockers. Overall, a very nice driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $40,700. Not to be confused with the 21-window Samba, but still very desirable and rare. It’s amazing that any of these survived intact since they leaked, rotted, got passed down to vagabonds and found their way to more than a few smoky rock concerts. This one was restored well and looked totally usable as it sat. Fair deal for both parties. original parts. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $64,900. This Healey was positioned in the main showroom. Although it was a nice car upon initial inspection, it unwound quickly. White hides a lot, and this one showed plenty of shortcuts in the application. Sold in the middle of the market range, and I think the same money could have bought a better 3000, such as Lot 729.1. #729.1-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ8L36843. Green/black/black vinyl. Odo: 65,399 miles. Very straight body with well-done BRG paintwork. Minor scratches on A-pillar, minor pit- 78 ibly well preserved. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $70,400. Another car from the William Munday Collection. For an original 1969 car—any car—to show this well is truly amazing. If you wanted to know what an XKE from 1969 looked like from the factory, this was just your cup of tea. The only thing holding it back was the color. In a more desirable scheme, $100k would not have surprised me one bit. As such, a fair deal for buyer and seller. #749-1999 BENTLEY AZURE convert- ible. S/N SCBZK14E9XCX61859. White/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 44,879 miles. A lightly used, well-kept Palm Beach cruiser. Reported to have about 44,879 original miles and all service books and manuals. Interior shows well, but seats are slightly soiled, carpet dirty. Sports Car Market #391-1959 BMW ISETTA 300 microcar. S/N 571814. Black/tan vinyl. Reportedly gets 55 mpg. Paint is simply bad everywhere. Well

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL worn interior—actually, well worn just about anywhere you looked. Chrome heavily pitted, top is moldy. Hubcaps belong on a golf cart. Odometer appears to be broken. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $22,000. There was an odd homemade boombox-style stereo fastened to the bench seat, and everywhere else it was just laden with checkered-flag motif stickers and other oddities. This won’t appeal to the microcar purists, and the customizations weren’t well done, so I have to call this well sold. #730-1963 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 23-window Safari Samba minibus. S/N 1137682. Green & white/green vinyl. Odo: 97,327 miles. Nut-and-bolt restoration just completed, to original cosmetic spec with a modern VW crate engine. Incredibly well done with nearly zero items to find fault with. Chrome shows some very light scratches and 2+. SOLD AT $27,225. This was about as good as you’ll ever encounter. The Thing body is difficult to restore, as it is full of folds and ridges. Lots of sanding and excellent prep. The VW market can be very good to sellers right now, as this price showed. No way you could replicate this restoration for the money spent here. minor micro-pitting. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $126,500. You would have expected this in the main showroom, given the stellar condition and presentation. Folks know these are bigmoney machines, and there was a full house packed around this one any time you wanted to approach it. Given some past sales, perhaps slightly well bought—the buyer purchased one of the best in the country. #799-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 12012297. White/white hard top/black vinyl. Odo: 43,709 miles. Lower portions of the car are loaded with body putty. Paint shows orange peel. Floors show some patchwork. Both doors out. Driver-grade interior. Soiled engine bay, not greasy; just looks old and original. Gobs of undercoating splattered all over the chassis. The hood, trunk lid, split. Some weatherstripping is hard and cracking. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $24,750. This was from the William Munday Collection, a selection of good cars of various makes and models. All of them seemed to have low miles, and most were unrestored. Time will tell if these later SLs are reliable investments. You’ll see them sell from under $10k to over $30k. For one in this condition (even with the low miles), the price paid was a gift. Well sold. door skins and tonneau cover are made of aluminum to reduce weight. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $35,200. Yes, a desirable 280SL, but one that’s full of super-sized rat traps waiting to go off. This car sold for $7,810 one year ago at Col- 80 ITALIAN #397-1967 FIAT DINO coupe. S/N 135AC0000651. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 965 miles. Bubbles on hood and trunk. Weathered chrome. Black interior trim looks #655-1982 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL convertible. S/N WDBBA45A0CB018200. Blue/dark blue hard top/dark blue soft top/blue leather. Odo: 30,202 miles. Original miles. Rare China Blue paint. All original and unrestored—a true time capsule. The paint looks like it needs a professional buffing to move it up a notch. Interior shows wear and use. Some work noted on driver’s seat. Passenger’s seat with Ferrari’s legendary 2-liter 180-hp V6. Looks great from 10 feet away. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $28,050. Last sold for $31k at RM Amelia Island 2008 (SCM# 116070). A true 10-footer, but these are rare and you simply do not see them up for grabs very often. Although I’d like to say this was a fair deal for all concerned, the buyer will be quickly upside-down if he chooses to sink any money into it. Well sold. #72-1972 FIAT 500 L 2-dr sedan. S/N 3024113. Red/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 68,343 miles. Driver-quality repsray with some fisheyes and body putty noted. Side glass weatherstripping is dry and cracking. Newer rubber seals on front and rear glass. Door gap out on driver’s side. Taillights are faded. Both seats lean noticeably to the left. Several service manuals included. Cond: 3-. lector Car Productions in Toronto, April 2012 (SCM# 201498). Incredibly well sold here, given the body issues. #349-1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING 4-dr convertible. S/N 1842542492. Orange/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 38,929 miles. Nicely restored and very well done in most regards. Very nice chrome. Interior in excellent shape overall. Custom mat cut to form to protect the paint. Finished better than a new one. Cond: to have been spray painted. Center console rather lumpy. Liberal use of body putty in rear quarter-panels. Tidy engine bay. Tear on package shelf. Designed by Bertone and equipped SOLD AT $15,400. The L model had a modernized interior with greater comfort and style. These mini-cars always seem to have a strong crowd around them with plenty of odd comments and jokes. These are fun little buggies that attract all sorts of attention at car shows—especially when shown alongside acres of Detroit muscle. No harm done at this price unless the body putty starts to unwind. #11-1984 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER Ve- loce. S/N ZARBA5410E1019984. Teal/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 72,744 miles. A nice driver in an unusual color. Plenty of touch-ups noted, but paint is a good match. Rear foam spoiler is warping. Passenger’s door is out. Chrome is lightly pitted and weathered. Polished trim is scratched. The exhaust is patched. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $13,860. Overall, this was a nice, well- Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL Lambo presented as new with only finicky signs of use. High bid looked right on the money, but “not sold” in final results. #789-2008 FERRARI 599 GTB Fiorano coupe. S/N ZFFFC60A780157373. Charcoal/ red leather. 6-liter V12. Upgraded with the F1 transmission, Brembo brakes, power front Recaro seats and carbon-fiber interior trim. Under 13k miles, reportedly. Driver’s door out slightly. Light signs of use and wear inside preserved driver with only a few minor needs. The seller owned the car for the past 22 years, so that’s a good sign for the buyer, but for the condition, this was well sold. #731-1998 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO VT roadster. S/N ZA9RU31B6WLA12036. Blue/black leather. Odo: 14,309 km. 5.7-liter V12 engine with 530 hp and 446 ft/lbs of torque. Top speed rated at 203 mph. Passenger’s door is out. Other gaps are good. Paint is blistering on the hood in small areas. Some mismatched paint noted. Small masking issues note the inferior bodywork. Given the lack of attention to detail, I’d call this example well sold. AMERICAN #640-1954 WILLYS JEEP wagon. S/N 5416822362. Blue/blue cloth. Odo: 14,705 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Custom build with a Chevy small-block and other touches. 4x4. Well worn in most regards with some cracks in the paint, sanding marks. Driver’s door out. Chrome is pitted, rusty hood pins. Crystal-ball shifter knob. Cloth seats. Engine bay is rough at best. Yellow “Mighty Mouse” cabin. Chip guard protective film added to nose. Small areas of possible paintwork noted. For the most part, as new. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $140,000. About as pristine as you’d expect for a 2008 with under 13k miles. The color was a love-it-or-hate-it choice, but it looked terrific to this reporter. This is a $200k car, so the bid was considerably light. One of the few cars on offer with a reserve. JAPANESE noted. Window is delaminating. Some marring on wheels. Dash is a bit lumpy. Steering wheel yoke is either very dirty or very worn. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $113,300. A nice used Diablo that’s just broken in for its next owner. I would theorize that it was driven in the blistering heat of South Florida and needs to be lightly reconditioned. At market. #780-2007 LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO Spyder. S/N ZHWGU22T47LA05212. Pearl white/black cloth/blue leather. Odo: 4,500 miles. Roofline mirrors that of the coupe when the soft top is closed. No visible roll-over bars. Small scuff on door handle. #663-1969 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 utility. S/N FJ4067226. White/white & black vinyl. Odo: 159 miles. Reportly restored to factory spec with only test miles since. Retains original colors and engine. Paintwork appears rushed and does not show well. Some rust showing through, as they painted right over it. Some bodywork showing under the paint. Body fit is not very good. Most of the interior is new. Steering wheel is beat up, as is the headliner. Dirty carburetor and exhaust valve covers. Fiberglass matting showing on the rear tailgate. No windshield wipers. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $44,000. Custom, yes, but well done, certainly not. Build was rough on the edges, and the fiberglass matting showing under the paint on the tailgate was alarming. For this amount, you’d expect near perfection. It must have simply looked smashing from the upper deck of the bidders’ VIP area. Extraordinarily well sold. #659-1958 CHEVROLET 3100 Cameo Carrier pickup. S/N V3A58K109252. Yellow & black/gray vinyl & black cloth. Odo: 58,839 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. An older restoration. Black paint on roof shows sanding marks and orange peel. Prep is less than stellar. Orange peel noted between the front bumper and grille, with some dirt and dust embedded. Engine bay is fine as a driver. Dent inside the cab below the dome light. One of 1,405 1958 Cameos built. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,000. Armrest pull is coming apart; interior new otherwise. 0–62 in 4.3 seconds with 520 hp on tap. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $132,000. Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach sale is known for its selection of late-model supercars. This 82 manifold. Rattle-can spiff-up under the hood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $39,600. The Land Cruiser market has been doing very well lately. The expression “white hides a lot” was in play here, as this FJ looked fairly decent until you put it under the microscope. The bodywork, prep and final paint application were lacking, and upon examination you could Another very rare and very desirable pickup. Cameos were the Chevrolet trucks that guys used to take their best gals out to dinner, not work on the farm. As we all know by now, great trucks have been doing well, and here we have further evidence that the trend continues. Condition-wise, this was well sold. Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL #729-1959 CHRYSLER WINDSOR con- vertible. S/N M511104933. Cream/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 74 miles. 383-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. One of 961 produced in 1959. Driver’s door wide on top, tight on bottom. Trunk fit is high. Rear trim between worn and dull. Dash vinyl is shrinking and wrinkled. Seats look new. Average engine bay appears somely here. The price was about right in Orange County. At this sale, slightly well sold. #766-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S101561. Black/ black hard top/black vinyl soft top/silver vinyl. Odo: 1,557 miles. 327-ci 365-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Original restored car with a/c and two tops. Trim tag confirms the rare color combination. Said to be one of 176 Corvettes with this powertrain combination in 1965. Very small brush touch-ups noted. Gaps could has a small flaw. Top of rear spoiler has a small dent. Otherwise, about as good as you’ll ever encounter. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $330,000. Last seen at the Branson sale in April 2004, where it sold for $93k in #2+ condition (SCM# 33564). For this money, I’d like a 4-speed, but if you came here to purchase one of the best Shelbys in the world, you came to the right place. Well bought and sold. mostly original. A driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $61,600. Last sold for $42k at Russo and Steele’s Monterey 2011 sale (SCM# 185643). These were expensive cars when new at an eye-watering $3,620. Convertibles always do well at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach sale, and this result certainly underscores the point. The money paid at Russo and Steele was spoton for the presentation. Here in Palm Beach, well sold. #50-1963 CHEVROLET C-10 pickup. S/N 3C1440105350. Black/tan vinyl. Odo: 11,312 miles. V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Custom shortbed with SBC of unknown spec and 4-speed. Small waves and dents in roof. Fresh interior still a combination of old and new. Wood bed. Fresh paint done to good standards, but by no #453-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 124379N621100. Blue/white vinyl. Odo: 43,992 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Certified by Camaro expert Jerry MacNeish with an excellent rating. Missing radio knob. Chip on driver’s door. Fitted with period-correct DZ Chevrolet block. Gaps are excellent throughout, with very nice paintwork. Engine bay presents great, but not per- be better. Interior presents as new. A Duntov Mark of Excellence Award winner. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $165,000. Another very nice, and rare, Corvette, equipped with solid-lifter 365-horse numbers-matching engine. A smashing presentation. The rare color was striking and attracted onlookers like an electronic bug-zapper light on a summer night. This sale simply rang the bell. Sold well. #762-1968 SHELBY GT500 convertible. S/N 8T03S116039. Blue/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 72,371 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One of only 402 GT500 convertibles built for the 1968 model year. Multiple award winner that debuted in April 2009 at the 45th Mustang Club of America Celebration, earning first place out of all 1965–70 Shelbys judged. Numerous awards since. Rear bumper fect as it could be. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $96,800. Last seen at Barrett-Jackson’s January 2012 Scottsdale sale, selling for a bargain $49,500 (SCM# 193218). Obviously, the buyer in Scottsdale snagged a good deal. Now you know why so many guys hang around the auction block—every now and then, a great car falls through the cracks. At market for this sale, with profit to the seller. #740-1969 PONTIAC GTO Judge Ram means to show quality. Plenty of notable custom touches, mostly in interior. Nice stance on massive 20-inch wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,800. Last sold for $21,450 at BarrettJackson Orange County in June 2012 (SCM# 209919). By the books, this is about a $20k truck, so the custom touches paid off hand- Air III 2-dr hard top. S/N 242379G127904. Carousel Red/black vinyl. Odo: 47,719 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Balance of car is good, with little to pick on. Average gaps, good paint prep. Past rust has been painted over on the edges of both front fenders. Dash gauges are old and yellowed. Engine bay is decent but by no means stellar. Incorrect bolts and washers on the core support and fender mounts. Wheels are driver-condition. Stated to be numbers-matching RA III mated to the Muncie M20 4-speed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $84,700. Strong money for condition. That said, this was just the ticket for a guy who wanted a Judge he could drive to local cruise nights and the ice cream shop and enjoy. A blast to drive and no need to explain that it’s a fake, replica or clone. © 84 Sports Car Market

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Branson Branson, MO The Branson Auction Steve McQueen’s 1946 Indian Chief found a new caretaker at an expensive but unsurprising $72k, and a new old Batmobile sold for $173k Company Branson Date April 12–13, 2013 Location Branson, MO Auctioneers Wade Cunningham, Jim Nichols Automotive lots sold/offered 118/190 Sales rate 62% Sales total $2,516,714 High sale 1976 Lincoln “Gotham Cruiser” Batmobile replica, sold at $172,800 1946 Indian Chief touring motorcycle, sold at $72,360 Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics J im Cox and his wife, Kathy, hosted another solid Branson auction in mid-April at the Branson Convention Center. Mother Nature cooperated well with everyone, delivering two warm spring days in the 70s — most welcoming for those of us from north of Branson, where the stubborn winter weather had not yet departed. Active bidding kept the salesroom warm as well. Although there were two fewer cars here than last year, 15 more of them sold, for a sales rate jump to 62% from 54% a year ago. While those numbers were up, sales totals were off from last year by $340k. Nearly 20 sales came together post-block, greatly helping the overall numbers and proving once again that continuing to market unsold cars is worth the effort. There were a lot of very good cars and many decent drivers, and overall, most cars sold strongly for their condition. Leading the ledgers this time was the car that got more attention than any other by far: the Batmobile. The “Gotham Cruiser,” as it is known, is a recently created replica in the style of the original television car. Although pretty much everyone knew it was a fakey-doo, it was the most photographed car of the weekend — nearly everyone wanted their photo taken with it. Crossing the block at prime time on Saturday afternoon, it found a new owner for the weekend-topping price of $173k. Right behind it in the sales race was another copy of a 86 famous car from the movies: an “Eleanor” replica from the ever-popular remake of the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds.” Someone was enamored enough with this well-built 1968 Shelby fastback to chase it to $92k. Continuing the star parade was the ex-Steve McQueen 1946 Indian Branson, MO Chief motorcycle, taking the sixth-highest slot. With Steve McQueen anything continuing to bring double what a standard non-McQueen item is usually worth, the bike found a new caretaker at an expensive but unsurprising $72k. One of the things I like about this Heartland event is the number of good European cars that it attracts. One solid buy was the 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 that sold for $30k. It was ready to play with as-is, but the owner shouldn’t find himself upside-down if he chooses to improve it. Indeed, the Brits were out in force this weekend, even rivaling the muscle cars here. In fact, there were few true muscle cars of- fered, and most were modified street warriors rather than investment-grade collectibles. There were no GTOs and only two proper Mopars — a ’69 Charger and a ’69 Super Bee, both of which failed to sell at bids of $57k and $20,500, respectively. Despite the market downturn of 2008, owners seem to be clinging to these cars and holding out for higher prices. By contrast, Chevelles and Camaros had no trouble changing hands here for just over $30k. All in all, this was another pleasant, classy Branson event, with great people and great cars. I look forward to the fall edition, taking place October 18–19. ♦ $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 Buyer’s premium 8%, included in sold prices

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Branson Branson, MO ENGLISH #566-1949 MG TC roadster. S/N TC7636. Cream/tan cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 25,989 miles. Good-quality old repaint, but covering some lesser-grade bodywork; rear fenders roughly hammered into shape. Hood has stress cracks on edges along center hinge. Poor hood-to-cowl fit. Newer chrome wheels and knockoffs with new Firestone tires. Good work, showing slight wear. Interior wood is serviceable for now, but put refinishing on the schedule. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,980. For this kind of money, one wonders if a limo service bought it? Or was selling it? Probably, as you’ll need to benefit from it as a business expense to keep up with the needs. interior upholstery and freshly reconditioned steering wheel. Modern seatbelts. Recently refreshed engine bay, including new valve cover gasket. Displays a Southeastern MG T Registry badge under the hood. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. Last sold for $23k at Mecum Monterey 2011 (SCM# 185098). TCs have finally started to pick up in value over the past year. That explains this bid. #569-1950 JAGUAR MK V convertible. S/N ZZ150. Gray/gray cloth/ cranberry leather. Odo: 24,868 km. Older, better-quality restoration, but has seen significant use since. Good repaint with authentic sheen; pinstriping buffed very thin. All brightwork replated. Slight wear and weathering on top. Heavier sun-fade on upper pinchweld moldings and seats. While the woodwork is still good, the finish is starting to show some wear. Present- #556-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk I BN7 2+2 roadster. S/N HBT7L8943. Red/ red hard top/black vinyl soft top/black vinyl. Odo: 59,005 miles. Newer soft top, original hard top. Bare-body repaint within past few years, with undercarriage paint nearly as well applied and clean as topside. However, few of the components attached to it were cleaned. Similarly, the motor was repainted long before it was fitted back into the car, with plenty of repaint with overspray in places. Mix of original and older replated chrome. Interior fully restored circa 2008 to good standard, with some modern components such as seatbelts and shift knob. Non-stock modern ignition wiring. Painted knockoff wire wheels and new bias-ply wide whitewall tires. Stated that the speedometer and overdrive do not work properly. Reproduction serial-number tag adhered to cowl but not riveted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $25,380. Unless life issues dictated otherwise, I’d have held out for a touch more on a car I had for 42 years. At the price paid, this was bought reasonably well if the new owner is well versed in Healeys. #533-1962 MGA Mk II roadster. S/N GNL2100373. Red/black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 643 miles. Economy-grade repaint; left fender color slightly mismatched. Door fit is off. Replacement chrome wire wheels on radial tires, with original pitted and dented knockoffs. Older cosmetic redo under the hood. Newer top and seats. Newer carpeting, not all that well fitted. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $14,500. This older driver-grade restoration was pushed around as a non-runner. The 1961–62 Mk II was short-lived, as the MGB was introduced in 1963. This one came off as an older redo that was then parked because they didn’t want to drive it. High bid was generous, factoring in the wake-up expenses—and it’s going to need more than smelling salts. able engine bay, but not detailed. Fitted with trafficators and metric gauges. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $72,360. This car was reportedly purchased new by U.S. diplomat David Scott in Paris, directly through “Mr. Jaguar” himself, Sir William Lyons. However, not helping the consignor’s cause, he was called Sir Francis Lyons on the window card. Nonetheless, the car sold quite well for its condition. #580-1956 BENTLEY S1 sedan. S/N B227BC. Pearlescent white/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 721 miles. Average masked-off repaint shows off the wavy bodywork. Serviceable original trim. Satellite radio antenna mounted on cowl, modern XM radio beneath dash, modern a/c. Good, older reupholstery 88 paint chipping and discoloration. Modern electric fan added ahead of radiator. Some replated chrome, light pitting on door handles. Excellent seat upholstery work, with some soiling on replacement carpeting. Modern radial tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,700. Not a showboat, but not a bad example at all. Sold well enough as the weekend play-toy that it is, with plenty of room for the owner to spiff it up to the next level after using it a bit, or just keep using it. #574-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II BT7 2+2 roadster. S/N ABT7L16798. Red/ red vinyl soft top/red hard top/tan vinyl. Odo: 25,237 miles. Owned by seller since 1971— most of the car’s existence. Cosmetically redone in 2008, including a minimal-effort #572-1965 TRIUMPH TR4A convertible. S/N CTC50521L. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 19,291 miles. Splendid older repaint, mellowing to come off as original to the casual observer. Fingernail-sized chip on hood. Light overspray underneath. Acceptable door gaps. Older bumper rechrome presents well. Newer chrome wire wheels on Michelin radials. Good older soft top. Tidy older interior, including seat upholstery and dash wood. Slight door panel warping. Fitted with aftermarket stone guards over the headlights, Plexiglas vent wings, Great Britain grille badge. With desirable independent rear suspension. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. Someone in this car’s past had a thing for covering lines and hoses under the hood. Most of the rubber hoses had what looked like cable Sports Car Market

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Branson Branson, MO shielding over them (been there, done that, but not anymore), while the brake and vacuum lines had clear tubing over them. That really didn’t gel with me—even if the DOT 3 in the lines probably is. Even with the IRS, this high bid was fair. #254-1971 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE Mk IV convertible. S/N FK13994L0. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 87,716 miles. Old onthe-cheap repaint, with heavier wear at top contact points. Body appears slightly twisted in the rear, which explains the uneven gaps and fit. Loose weatherseals. Presentable original brightwork; newer front bumper rechrome. Cracks around hood latch, crack in ing in a few places. Top is like new. Newer radials on original alloys. Recent hoses, belts, engine rebuild by specialist Ted Blake. Tidy and stock-appearing, aside from open-element brakes and suspension bushings. ’90s tape deck fitted, with speakers cut into door panels. Minimal seat and carpet wear. Underhood would be tidy if it weren’t for the original wiring harness. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,100. The last of the MGBs were the Limited Editions. As something of an “instant collectible,” good ones aren’t too difficult to scare up in the 21st century. This one was a good compromise between pristine garage ornament and a club tour regular. Top of the market, but not too bad of a buy if it’s truly sorted. windshield. Seats and carpet replaced when the floor pans were replaced. Blaupunkt Aspen stereo in dash. Optional electric overdrive. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,320. $200 more would’ve gotten you Lot 532, the far better 1975 example—so that one was either a good buy, or someone got a case of the red mist here. (I’m tempted to think it was a little of both.) #551-1974 JAGUAR XKE Series III V12 convertible. S/N UE1S25461. Primrose Yellow/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 62,378 miles. Optional a/c, 5-speed, AM/FM radio and chrome wire wheels, now shod with modern Michelin Green X radials. Trim-off repaint, with overspray on bottom of car. Reupholstered and restuffed seats, so they not GERMAN #517-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SEB coupe. S/N 111021019044. Black/tan leather. Odo: 68,988 km. European specification. Old patch-up and respray, with filler and paint cracking above headlights, flaking along the sunroof. All brightwork lightly pitted or faded. Dusty, dingy engine bay. Running on multiple cylinders—more than one but fewer than six. The interior wood isn’t quite kindling yet— K&N air filters. Heater boxes not reinstalled; no covers on heat vents leading to cabin. With period accessory Blaupunkt radio, later Nardi wood-rim steering wheel and headlight guards. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $47,000. This was a long-term one-family car until recently. Appropriately bid, but it won’t be changing hands for a little while yet. They could just as well hang onto it for the next generation. #223-1964 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 6810918. Red/gray vinyl. Odo: 33,597 miles. Seventeen-year-old cosmetic redo. Repaint still presents well. Some original but mostly replated chrome, all showing wear and light dullness. Aftermarket tailpipes and chrome separator bar fitted. Bone-stock motor. Lightly crazing taillights. Used-car undercarriage, but solid as a rock and not overly greasy. Yellowing of seat welting, but rest of repro upholstery in excellent shape. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $9,000. Aside from the period-style roof rack, this Bug was as bone stock as I’ve seen at auction in some time. At that, high bid was realistic. only look new, but are fully filled out to betterthan-new. New rug; dusty original dashboard. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $43,000. These final-year E-types have been slowly gaining, although they remain hindered by rudimentary smog controls. Since this one was more like a gussied-up tourer than a concours lawn ornament, the final bid was within reason. #220-1980 MGB Limited Edition con- vertible. S/N GVVDJ2AG504171. Black/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 73,831 miles. Converted to a Holley/Weber progressive 2-barrel carburetor and Monza exhaust. Very well-cared-for original paint, with light scuff- 90 worst case, it can be a template. Seating doesn’t seem bad initially, but will soon need fresh hides. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $4,428. Hard to believe that this was bought well, but this is actually within the realm of being restorable without losing your shirt. However, if once the paint is stripped you find patches of Bondo the size of cabbage heads, you’re on your own. Oh, and taking a Sawzall to the roof and calling it a cabriolet won’t help matters either. #544-1964 PORSCHE 356SC coupe. S/N 127119. Ruby Red/black vinyl. Odo: 2,115 miles. California black-plate special with current tabs. Porsche-issued certificate verifies provenance. Older masked-off repaint, with light overspray on some weather stripping. Lightly pitting original chrome. Newer front seat upholstery, good original rears. Recent Sports Car Market ITALIAN #265-1985 MASERATI BITURBO coupe. S/N ZAMAL1108FB312480. Red/ brown leather. Odo: 75,052 miles. California spec, sold there when new. Fitted with period front air dam and custom rear bumper kit, plus oh-so-1980s smoked lens kit. Newer aftermarket plus-two sized wheels. Light hail divots on roof and a few moderate door dings. Newer

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Branson Branson, MO repaint, with some masking tape residue on inner hood. Tidy engine bay. Newer timing belt and tensioner. Light interior wear and staining. Modern Kenwood CD stereo. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,136. Ah, yes, the only car that can make a Yugo look well built and dependable. Over-the-top money, but somewhat understandable as it’s hard to gauge a really good one with no good ones left for comparison. AMERICAN #615-1916 FORD MODEL T bustleback roadster. S/N 8181155. Eng. # 3181155. Black/black vinyl/black leather. Period accessory Boyce MotoMeter with dog-bone radiator cap, along with electric-start conversion. Has had a couple of repaints over the decades, the last one at least three decades ago. Retains original rear license plate bracket (most broke off by 1930). Several old (perhaps original) wires dangling loose from lights. Hood fit is off where it meets the radiator, as the body of Speed ornament still present well, rest of plating is dulling with age. Good older upholstery work, with light wear and fading. Fitted with a period aftermarket rear-compartment windshield, Pilot Ray driving lights and Arrow trunk. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. The Series 640 is one of the more elegant truck-like vehicles I’ve taken the wheel of. If you are up for double-clutching and effortful braking, it makes a decent touring car, with buckets of torque. This sold one week ago at Mecum Houston for $107k (SCM# 215829), confirming this correct offer. #579-1936 PACKARD 120B coupe. S/N 9981796. Red/cream leather. Odo: 29,317 miles. Redone five years ago, with light use since. High-quality color-change repaint and replating of all brightwork except the Doughnut Pusher hood ornament. Fitted with later cornering lamps. Repaired steering wheel, with cracks evident under the paint. Door fit Coupes built than the 13,742 Business Coupes. (The primary difference is the jump seats in the back of the Sport Coupe.) This old farmer restoration really deserves to be redone properly. This price is an expensive starting point, but I’m certain that it won’t take long for the new owner to tire of it falling apart and send it off to the restoration shop. #252-1938 PACKARD SIX sedan. S/N A29616. Bright blue/gray cloth. Odo: 99,049 miles. Decent newer paint and rechrome. No effort made to align the door latches; passenger’s side strikers are loose and won’t stay tight. Modern seat fabric, correctly sewn; door panels look like they are upholstered in carpet. New reproduction hubcaps and trim rings. Exhaust leaks. Taillights don’t turn off, so the bulbs were removed and put in the glovebox. Dealer-accessory heater, bumper guards, de- was mounted slightly forward the last time it was off the frame. Top replaced in recent years; seat upholstery very old but not original. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,700. 1916 was the final year for a natural brass-finished radiator on a T. This was not an unsullied virgin, but it has generally stayed the course for almost a century, despite numerous unskilled but well-intentioned owners. It no-saled on the block at $6,500, but before the end of the day it was announced sold. And sold well. #573-1929 PACKARD CUSTOM EIGHT Model 640 phaeton. S/N 178610. Light blue & black/tan cloth/black leather. Odo: 5,889 miles. Restoration perhaps four decades old, judging by the “1974 Post Glidden Activity” tour plaque mounted over the ignition. Right front fender slightly buckled with scraped paint. Light chipping on most other panels. While radiator shell and Goddess not befitting a Packard. Reupholstered door panels and seat in loose-fitting and incorrect leather. Amateur headliner installation. Tidy engine bay, with lots of modern plastic interduct over most of the wiring. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,320. Last seen at last year’s MidAmerica auction in St. Paul, then a nosale at $18,500 (SCM# 201827). That was low, this was high. #557-1937 BUICK SERIES 40 Special Sports Coupe. S/N 3058725. Maroon metallic/tan cloth. Odo: 50,382 miles. Old non-stock repaint, with weak masking around dry-rotted window seals. Scratches on cowl. Interior redone quite well. Door panels waterstained. Shift knob from what appears to be a 1960s International truck. Modern radio tacked on beneath the dash, wires hanging underneath, heater duct lying on transmission tunnel. Speedo pegged at 110 mph. Optional luxe steering wheel and Goddess hood ornament. Retrofitted with sealed beam headlights and an alternator. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $10,000. The color was described as “near to the original color of Continental Blue as possible,” but it’s actually a shade too bright even for the new-for-1939 French Blue—which my former ’39 Eight was painted. While there were a few things on which they did a wonderful job, the number of poorly executed items made this more of a project car. Bid appropriately. #274-1946 CHEVROLET FLEETLINE Aero fastback. S/N 9DKH6365. Maroon/tan cloth. Odo: 162 miles. Driver-grade restoration in recent years. Top of right fender lightly painted or buffed through—or both. Rest of paint is pretty decent. Good, buffed-out original stainless and mostly replated chrome. Expertly reupholstered seats, poorly reupholstered and fitted door panels. Stated to have an inoperative gas gauge. Lightly dusty engine bay with surface rust taking hold. Sur- dual sidemounts with steel covers, dealer-installed sun visor, period accessory Trippe lights (left one pointed into the ditch, right one shone into the trees). Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $23,220. On the entry-level Special platform, there were far fewer (5,059) of these Sport 92 face-rusted tailpipe looks like it was cut with a hack saw. Accessory backup lamp fitted. Sports Car Market

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Branson Branson, MO Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,472. In the immediate post-war era (think pre-war styling) the Fleetline series was top dog. These were the body du jour a dozen years ago for street rods, but since that fad has passed, stock restorations are the norm again. Not bad for a potential driver, even if there are a few things to do with it—but that comes with the territory for any 67-year-old car. #571-1946 INDIAN CHIEF touring mo- torcycle. S/N COF1138E. Black/black leather. MHD. Odo: 2,091 miles. Documentation shows that it was part of the estate auction of Steve McQueen in 1984. Older cosmetic restoration could’ve been either before or after the estate sale. Minimal cleanup since. Presentable repaint, with a newer painted “In Memory of Steve McQueen 1930–1980” on front fender. Light leather wear on seat. Left- is falling apart into the gauge. Recent engine repaint done with good masking but some uneven coverage. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $40,500. For 1951, the Pacemaker was the entry-level Hudson series, so few were built as convertibles. While the top-shelf Hornet is the icon to own (with Twin H induction, if you please), most folks will think one Step-Down Hudson looks like the rest. Seller was right to let it go at this bid. #570-1951 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION convertible. S/N G1076909. Tulip Cream/tan cloth/tan vinyl. Odo: 2,686 miles. 232-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Optional Automatic Drive. Dealeraccessory dashboard clock. Converted to a period V8, which was not available in a Champion for ’51. Hence, it sits nearly six inches lower than stock up front. Decent older repaint showing some wear. Economy replating job. Interior done on the cheap, with plain questionable flag etiquette, this was well sold. #577-1952 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 convertible. S/N AZ334788. Royal Turquoise/ black cloth/maroon leather. Odo: 5,894 miles. 303-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Arizona-issued VIN. Nicely repainted within past few years. Stainless trim could use some work, but all chrome was redone well. Suspension seems lower than stock—most likely a coil or two cut out up front. Non-stock top, but well fitted. Olds Club of America decal on windshield. Well detailed hand tank shift with 8-ball shift knob. Fitted with dealer-accessory Chum-Me seat, driving lights, rear fender trunk rack and crash bars. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $72,360. Typical for what Steve McQueen vehicles have gone for in recent months, this bike brought just over double high retail. That’s generous, though, considering that post-war Chiefs break $30k only if they are concours garage ornaments. Then again, the King of Cool liked to ride his bikes—not look at them in the garage. #564-1951 HUDSON PACEMAKER convertible. S/N 38412. Dark red/black cloth/ maroon leather. Odo: 68,601 miles. 232-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Optional overdrive transmission. Old repaint with light battle scars on most panels. Doors fit loosely in the stops—not helped by dead, dry rubber door seals, but should be adjustable. Older selective replating is aging to match the original lightly pitting trim. Seat and door panel upholstery show seats and incorrect, poorly installed door panels. Right-side screw jack is inoperative, so convertible top not lowered. Light engine cleanup. Stated that it was repaired after being in Hurricane Katrina. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,460. I don’t know if the V8 conversion was done before or after the flood remediation, but I’d lean toward before, based on corrosion issues throughout the car. Scary enough the way it was (with the springs down to the stops) and will generate more gremlins as time goes on. Well sold. #592-1952 FORD F-1 pickup. S/N F1R2KC17098. Red/gray vinyl. Odo: 86,479 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Originally dark blue. Amateur restoration from a field truck two years ago. Body-off repaint is decent but not spectacular. Doors need to be aligned to the cab—can’t blame the new weatherstripping when it isn’t even square. Loose window seals in door channels. High-gloss under the hood a few years ago. Excellent interior upholstery work, with minimal wear. Newer carpet shows light wear. Optional power steering, power brakes and self-winding clock in steering wheel. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. For this kind of money on a state-issued VIN, the seller should’ve let it go. The bold colors reminded me of the time fellow contributor Stu Lenzke and I got drunk one night and, with his 1957 Olds color and upholstery book in hand, tried to make a bad color combination. We couldn’t do it. #273-1953 WILLYS JEEP M38A1 military vehicle. S/N 50773. Olive drab/olive drab canvas/olive drab canvas. Odo: 2,784 miles. 134-ci I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Heavier fading of the vinyl lettering, paint and seat canvas, but still presents well as motor-pool original. Speaking of motor pool, that’s likely when the engine was rebuilt, although it has a new carburetor and has been lightly cleaned up. Retains original 24-volt electrical system, including waterproof ignition system. Nonstock main transmission shift knob. Post-mili- sun-fade. Heavier yellowing of all plastic interior trim. Cork gasket inside speedometer face 94 replacement wood in the bed, but with correctly painted retainer slats. Flag holder mounted to rear cross-member with the Stars and Stripes hanging precariously low. Nonstock seat upholstery is rather tidy. Clean under the hood. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,440. Considering the quality of workmanship and tary-discharge front fender flag mounts. Old, heavily worn tires. Drawbar hitch added beneath original pintle hook. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,830. It used to be that within the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, this would have been stripped down to bare metal and restored to vastly better condition than original. 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Branson Branson, MO #546-1955 CHEVROLET NOMAD wagon. S/N VC55L041258. Neptune Green & Sea Mist/aqua & white vinyl. Odo: 45,571 miles. 265-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Stated to be a generally original car, aside from a recent average repaint; overspray on exhaust pipes. Dealer-accessory “hockey stick” rocker panel moldings, exhaust deflectors and wire wheel covers. Muted plating overall. Heavily yellowed steering wheel rim, along with heavy chroming. Expertly reupholstered in leather, matching the body tag, and just starting to $72,900. Bucket seats were a rare option for an Eldo, and they weren’t available in lesser Caddys for 1960. This, along with good colors and general originality, made this a pretty decent buy. paint wear. Good original door panels, headliner and carpet. Non-stock pleats on seat edge vinyl. Generally tidy and leaning toward stock under the hood. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $75,000. Bid to $64k on the block, but official results list it sold at this figure, including commission. It also sold at this very spot last October for $45k (SCM# 213910). Considering that nothing was done with it over the winter (aside from driving it 11 miles and storing it well), it sold exceptionally well this time around. #553-1956 DESOTO FIREDOME Se- ville 2-dr hard top. S/N 55306151. Pink & Iridescent Plum/pink & black nylon. Odo: 37,165 miles. 330-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Actual miles. High-quality trim-off repaint and clearcoat: Pink is spot-on, but metallic is too iridescent. Professionally polished and resplendent original brightwork. Replated bumpers. Seats redone as needed with N.O.S. fabric, which matches the original materials very well. Show-quality engine bay, with clear-coat on show some light wrinkling. Retro-look electronic tape deck in dash. Recent detailing touch-up under the hood, all stock aside from hose clamps and modern battery. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $56,160. This car was reportedly once owned by Bob Shane of the Kingston Trio. It sold for $44k at Barrett-Jacksn Scottsdale 2010 (SCM# 155032); no-saled at Russo and Steele Monterey 2012 at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 209600); and recently sold at Bonhams Scottsdale in January for $47k, which we called “well bought” (SCM# 215007). Sold at market here for a slight profit, with no apparent bump from the “celebrity” factor. #227-1958 EDSEL CITATION 4-dr hard top. S/N X8WX701920. Gold & white/gold nylon. Odo: 89,448 miles. 410-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Poor repaint within past decade. While glossy and presentable at long range, pigment and metallics are uneven. All chrome and stainless replated and professionally polished. Authentically restored under the hood, just starting to show signs of light soiling. Expertly restored interior, with OEM fabrics on seats and door panels. Modern wiper switch under #612-1963 CHEVROLET C-10 Custom pickup. S/N 3C144S147892. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 87,918 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Restored almost 20 years ago, winning an AACA National first place in 1997. Looks used and ignored since. Paint is still very presentable, now mellowing and showing light polishing swirls and scuffing, almost like original. Most chrome and alloy trim is due for a polish. Yellowing whitewalls. Correctly painted bed has some scrapes and light gouges from use. Non-stock seat upholstery pleating, but the vinyl is still in good condition. Topical engine cleanup this weekend, but not detailed since 1997. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,060. This was the cover vehicle for the second edition of the 1998 MBI book Illustrated Buyer’s Guide—Chevrolet Pickup Trucks. It sold for show-truck money, but as it actually wouldn’t take much to get the shine back, I won’t fault the buyer. all paint in there also. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $50,760. The Firedome was the entry-level trim model. The mid-level Fireflight hard tops were called Sportsmans, and the Firedome hard tops were called Sevilles. However, Cadillac also started using the Seville moniker on their then-new hard-top version Eldorado this year, so this was the last time for that name on a Chrysler product. While not as original as suggested, this was still a darn nice example and worth every nickel paid. #562-1956 PONTIAC SAFARI wagon. S/N W756H11116. Sun Beige & Sandalwood Tan/beige & off-white. Odo: 1,275 miles. 317ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored several years ago and still presents very well. VIN tag attached with Phillips screws rather than spot-welded after it was removed for a bare-body repaint. Said repaint matches original sheen. Professionally buffed brightwork and selective re- 96 the dash, modern seatbelts in contrasting red webbing. With power steering and power brakes, AM radio with rear speaker and dual rear antennas. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,368. Initially no-saled on the block at this price, but the consignor soon cut it loose. Good thing, since as a 4-door the only thing going for it was the horse-collar grille. If it had a good paint job on top of the rest of the excellent restoration work, the seller would’ve had a shot at recouping the restoration costs. #550-1960 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N 60E037824R. White/white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 50,506 miles. 390-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Equipped with every option available, including a/c, Wonderbar radio, cruise and bucket seats. Older masked-off repaint with some light lifting along bodyside chrome. Otherwise believed to be a generally original car. Good original brightwork. Exceptionally well-caredfor 53-year-old interior. Cond: 3. SOLD AT #595-1966 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 6T07C208759. Beige/tan vinyl/ parchment vinyl. Odo: 54,105 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Originally a coupe delivered in Candy Apple Red with black Pony interior, with matching VIN on fender brace and body tag. 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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Branson Branson, MO Online sales of contemporary cars 2012 Audi R8 5.2 Quattro Spyder wheels. Custom fabricated top. Newer Pony interior, with custom center console. Recent engine bay cleanup. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,980. The conversion was pretty well executed, but you could still feel the rough cutline along the top of of the inner top well. Bought by a phone bidder. I hope they knew what they were getting. Date sold: 05/13/13 eBay auction ID: 271201772351 Seller’s eBay ID: livinlifeinboca Sale type: Certified pre-owned with 9,152 miles VIN: WUAVNAFG1CN000407 Details: Ice Silver Metallic over red leather; 5.2-liter V10 rated at 525 hp, 6-sp R-Tronic, AWD Sale result: $132,999, Best Offer, sf 460 MSRP: $162,700 (base) Other current offering: Audi Auto Gallery in Woodland Hills, CA, asking $162,530 for a 10-mile gray over black 2012 R8. 2012 Tesla Model S P85 Performance Date sold: 05/15/13 eBay auction ID: 281107744857 Seller’s eBay ID: fikse Sale type: Used car with 5,500 miles VIN: 5YJSA1CP1CFP02354 Details: Gray over black leather; 85 kWh battery, automatic, RWD Sale result: $92,000, Buy It Now, sf 205 MSRP: $92,400 (base) Other current offering: Eurocar Inc. in Costa Mesa, CA, offering white over black Model S with 5,135 miles for $99,888. 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible Date sold: 05/14/13 eBay auction ID: 380637885879 Seller’s eBay ID: vwaudinaples Sale type: Used car with 1,187 miles VIN: 2G1FZ3DP7D9803868 Details: Victory Red over black leather; 6.2-liter supercharged V8 rated at 580 hp, 6-sp, RWD Sale result: $61,450, nine bids, sf 42 MSRP: $59,545 (base) Other current offering: Mountain View Chevrolet in Chattanooga, TN, asking $54,900 for a black ZL1 convertible with 551 miles. ♦ 98 T-3s; right-side alignment is off. Tidy and basically stock-appearing engine bay. Very tidy undercarriage. Light wear starting on reproduction interior soft trim. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $35,648. Not much in the way of creature comforts here—not even bucket seats. That and the non-original motor means that the seller was wise to cut it loose. High bid was all it’s worth. #605-1967 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 168877Y105275. Gold/ gold vinyl. Odo: 7,427 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good prep and paint. VIN tag mini tach and CB on dash. Old re-dyed seats, console and door panels. Baked and worn door arm rests. Minimal engine-bay cleanup. Options include power steering, power brakes and more—confirmed factory-correct by displayed Marti Report. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $13,500. This no-saled at $11k in December at Mecum’s Kansas City auction (SCM# 214561). Add in $500 and commission, and this is all the money in the world. © Sports Car Market rior soft trim and most exterior brightwork all consistent with a 63k-mile car. Older engine repaint now getting grimy. With optional a/c, power windows, steering, brakes and locks. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,160. I thought I recognized this white 1967 RS convertible with the VIN tag crookedly pop-riveted back in place. Nope, this is a different car. It just shows how prevalent first-gen Camaros are in auctionland. Well sold. #535-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N 138177K194920. Blue metallic/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 51,526 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Replacement CE-code engine block. Excellent repaint. Slightly wide door gaps, but not out of line for this era of A-body cars. All four headlights are #604-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS convertible. S/N 124677L123624. Ermine White/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 63,553 miles. 327-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Claimed to be an all-original car, including paint, but has overspray on rear springs, exhaust system and undercoating. Cheap pop-rivets used when the VIN tag was put back on crooked. Top, inte- lifted for repaint and re-attached with blackpainted wide pop-rivets. Mix-and-match chrome ranges from new emblems to a pitted rear bumper. Trunk lid bowed slightly upward. Reproduction door panels and seat upholstery, with light fading already present on seats. Original steering wheel with heavier cracking on the rim. New carpet and dashpad. Aftermarket lock plungers. 1970s in-dash AM/ FM/8-track/CB. Tidy but not at all detailed under the hood. On reproduction Rally wheels. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,960. More of a cosmetic gussie-up than a restoration, this sold well enough for both parties. #600-1969 DODGE SUPER BEE 2-dr hard top. S/N WM23H9G185033. Red metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 46,335 miles. 383ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Claimed to be factory special-ordered with bucket seats and console, but does not have a fender tag to prove anything. Ram Air added post-production. Mediocre repaint on all fronts: prep, masking, application, and overspray. Doors missing seals and rattle like a snare drum. Sanding scratches on window trim. Light pitting on most plating. Older repro seats, with serviceable vinyl everywhere else. 1980s in-dash tape deck. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $20,500. Muscle Mopars were all but absent here—this was one of three on offer, and only this one still had the original-size engine in it. But no competition doesn’t mean you can name your price. With similar-condition B-bodies regularly pulling less than $20k everywhere else, high bid here was plenty. #525-1969 FORD RANCHERO GT pickup. S/N 9K49S177129. Ginger Metallic/ white vinyl/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 52,019 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Old repaint would present better without dents and ripples on body and tailgate. Dull original chrome and scuffed trim. Newer replacement roof vinyl. Aftermarket spring-base antenna, connected to ’70s tape deck. Semi-modern travel computer,

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Collector Car Productions Toronto, CAN Collector Car Productions — The Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction Businessman Ron Rosevear’s taste ranged from an “Oval Window” Beetle, sold at $16k, to a 1967 427/435 Corvette convertible that made $86k Company Collector Car Productions Date April 12–14, 2013 Location Toronto, Ontario Auctioneers Brent Earlywine, Ed Shackelton Automotive lots sold/offered 189/292 Sales rate 65% Sales total $4,151,007 High sale 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 convertible, sold at $182,631 Buyer’s premium 1956 Volkswagen Beetle 2-dr sedan, sold at $15,763 Report and photos by Norm Mort Market opinions in italics hours earlier this year, which allowed for more R automobilia and motorcycles, ain and cold gave way to brighter skies just as the latest CCP Spring Classic Car Auction was about to begin. The auction started a few and the minor change appeared to be a significant one, as larger crowds than usual poured into the International Centre on Friday afternoon. One of the highlights of the auction was not a collector car, motorcycle or item of automobilia, but rather an airplane — and a famous Canadian one at that. Back in July 1983, a brand-new Boeing 767 passenger jet ran out of fuel 41,000 feet over Canada’s western prairies. Thanks to a well-trained crew, the powerless aircraft made a bumpy but safe landing on a local drag strip, established on a former RCAF military base runway in Gimli, Manitoba. The famed “Gimli Glider” saw daily service for the next 25 years and became a cultural icon. While bidding soared swiftly to $420k, the plane failed to sell. The fine selection of collector vehicles included nu- merous interesting restored models from West Coast businessman and enthusiast Ron Rosevear. His taste ranged from a pale green 1956 Volkswagen “Oval Window” Beetle adorned with roof rack and fender skirts, sold at 100 Toronto, Ontario $16k, to a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 convertible that made $86k. A 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 from the Collection sold at $82k. A selection of “Made in Canada” cars did well, such as a 1957 Pontiac Laurentian convertible (also from the Rosevear Collection), which sold at $69k. A 1956 Meteor Rideau Sunliner convertible found strong money at $96k. Perhaps the best deal of the sale was a 1966 Mercedes-Benz 300SE convertible. With $100k spent on restoration work some time ago, it looked very well maintained, and it changed hands at just $65k. The seller was satisfied, and I’m sure the buyer was overjoyed. The number of cars on offer declined to 292 from 331 last spring, but sold cars actually increased, up to 189 from 179. This translated to $4.1m overall, up from $3m last year. I also noted with satisfaction that there were fewer late-model cars this time, with a stronger focus on the traditional collectibles. The no-reserve cars offered were better restored and appealed to a wider audience as well. With auction total sales $500k above last fall’s numbers and $1m better than last spring, this auction formerly operated by RM has more than just survived the transition — it has thrived. ♦ Sales Totals $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2013 2012 2011 10%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = CAN $1.01)

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Collector Car Productions Toronto, CAN CANADIAN #SP53-1915 FORD MODEL T roadster. S/N C39831. Black/black vinyl/black faux leather. Odo: 3,699 miles. An older, drivergrade restoration. Some minor dings in rear body. Older traditional black paintwork with chips and scratches. Cracking on hood, dirt in respray on rear trunk deck. Decent brass, but needs a good clean and polish. Imitation black rotisserie restoration. Attractive yellow and white finish. Some minor scratches only on fresh chrome. Two-tone interior excellent other than minor soiling on driver’s side. Fully detailed V8, but minor rust on exhaust. Added black carpet kit. Black vinyl interior with red piping; split on driver’s seat. Older modern radio stuck in dash. Older black vinyl top with scuffed back plastic window. Knockoff wire wheels a nice feature. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,153. A decent 20-footer, but far too many flaws up close. Sold market-correct. #621-1974 JAGUAR XKE V12 convert- rear fender skirts, Continental kit and dual exhaust outlets. Just 775 Laurentian convertibles built in 1957. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $68,487. Between 1955 and 1970, Canadian Pontiacs appear similar to American versions, but they actually shared more in common with the full-size Chevrolets. The powertrains and chassis were Chevrolet-based on Canuck Pontiacs. Cheap compared with the equivalent Chevy, and rarer, too. I’d call it well bought! leather interior shows little wear. Engine detailing worn. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,676. Ts don’t have the same following they once did, but buyers are still out there, especially for the brass models. This example was far from pristine, but it needed very little to be upgraded. Last seen here a year ago at CCP’s April 2012 sale, where it failed to sell at $14k (SCM# 201487). About the same today, and marketcorrect. #SP107-1956 MERCURY MONTCLAIR convertible. S/N 56ME33636M. Red & white/black vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 538 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Full body-off restoration in past, still looks great. Straight, solid body with polishing marks in paint. Interior with little wear, but needs re-padding; wavy piping, too. Decent chrome and stainless. 312 V8 painted and detailed. Nicely op- red piping looks nice. MGB engine transplant clean with basic detailing. Frame has been repaired. A solid driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,763. I recognized this MG, which has been shopped around. The owner finally gave up his idea of $20k-plus, and this non-original driver finally sold. Price paid was pretty well market value. tioned with a Continental kit, power steering, brakes, windows and top, fender skirts, T&C radio. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $70,661. Another rarer Canadian car to tease your fellow American enthusiasts. Last seen at CCP’s October 2012 sale, where it no-saled at $56k (SCM# 214042). This time, bidders drove the price into Chevy territory. Well sold, but well bought if you are into the stylish and unique. #SP117-1957 PONTIAC LAURENTIAN convertible. S/N 720670847826. Yellow & white/white vinyl/silver & yellow vinyl. Odo: 497 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Frame-off 102 #SP64-1965 MGB convertible. S/N GHN3L43267. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 84,814 miles. Typical metal cracking on tops of doors at vents. Quick and dirty respray. Chrome acceptable, but worn. Ill-fitted new derside repainted flat black. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $28,166. This was described as “an incredible 100% original example,” but telltale signs didn’t seem to confirm this, and neither did the new tan interior. Car didn’t live up to description as far as I was concerned. Top bid could have bought two higher-mileage, better-refurbished TR6s. #NR08-1979 LOTUS ECLAT coupe. S/N 78060380E. Black/tan leather. Odo: 43,717 miles. Fiberglass body looks fragile. Original paint well worn everywhere and cracked, crazed around gas cap. Original brightwork not very bright. Rear rubber bumper looks like Sports Car Market ENGLISH #NR07-1959 MGA coupe. S/N HMP43578261. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 94,954 miles. Decent panel fit—especially doors, which isn’t easy on an MGA. Older red paint with polishing swirls only, but areas of thick and thin. Previous rechrome showing minor wear. Refitted interior with aftermarket black vinyl and ible. S/N UE1S25339. British Racing Green/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 63,302 miles. Prep issues on hood, dirt in body paintwork. Newer black cloth convertible top. Black leather seats with a bit of cracking only, panels excellent. Rebuilt V12. 72-spoke chrome wire wheels with Avon Redline radial tires. With a/c, a nice option. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $36,961. A luxury cruiser rather than a sports car, the V12 is more affordable to purchase, but can be costly to maintain. The V12 XKEs have not taken off yet but will eventually climb—although never as high as the original sixes. This one was well optioned and looked like it had been enjoyed. Price bid was market value. #SP87-1974 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CF22525U. Carmine Red/black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 8,543 miles. A one-owner car for first 34-years. Resprayed hood, orange peel in door tops, numerous touch-ups, paint run on rocker panel. Tan interior new with original black carpets. Worn original underhood. Un

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Collector Car Productions Toronto, CAN moldy bread. Tan leather seats worn, cracking and soiled, with carpets to match. Well-worn and rust-coated underhood. Looks like it sat in somebody’s driveway for the past five years. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $2,283. At the bottom of the Lotus food chain sits the Eclat, and there’s just no way for this to make financial sense. In terrible condition, filthy inside and out, it had no appeal. Well sold and good luck to the new custodian. FRENCH #415-1983 CITROËN 2CV sedan. S/N VF7AZKA0093KA5578. Red/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 2,730 km. Basically original. Decent paint with orange peel and scratches on trunk. Black vinyl seats and original carpet showing little wear. Dash has pieces added and missing. Clean engine compart- bring a life jacket. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,507. Good bright color combo made this an attractive fun package. There were some minor problem areas to attend to, but all were easy fixes. Even though the Amphicar hit its plateau a few years ago, the price paid was a bargain. Very well bought. ment. Manuals and service history included. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,240. Said to be alloriginal, but appeared to be at least partially resprayed. Apparently this car was originally delivered to Belgium, imported to Canada in the early ’90s by a Citroën collector and then stored for almost 20 years. Very solid and clean overall at a market price. GERMAN #SP07-1956 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 1104350. Pale green/beige & green vinyl. Odo: 7,919 miles. A nicely restored early “oval window” with all the trimmings, including headlamp lids, roof rack, wicker interior shelf, correct wide whitewalls last year of 356 production. Four-wheel disc brakes arrived in 1964. This example wasn’t 100% correct, which turned off a number of enthusiasts—particularly the period-correct 1600 bored to over 1730. Yet, with 356 prices steadily rising skyward, here was a great driver to enjoy. That, plus the restoration costs, made this a good buy. BEST BUY 104 #154-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE convertible. S/N 11102310084808. Cream/black cloth/red vinyl. Sports Car Market #SP59-1965 PORSCHE 356C coupe. S/N 221823. Ivory/black vinyl. Odo: 55,307 miles. Fully restored. Good panel fit and gaps with minimal flaws in paint. Chrome and aluminum completely refinished. Fresh black leatherette interior. Overly chromed engine. Reportedly over $80k spent on restoration, with invoice for recent service over $4k. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $54,355. 1965 is desirable, as it was the and rare fender skirts. Everything new or rebuilt. Recent quality repaint. Questionable incorrect two-tone vinyl interior. Spotless chrome. Basic, cleanly detailed engine compartment. Flat black underside. Attractive color. No reserve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $15,763. Owner stated that the resto started with a rust-free car with a great floor pan, and it appeared to be true. A few minor incorrect fittings (e.g., the hood badge), but overall one of the best. Price was higher, but well below cost of restoration and worth it. #SP131-1963 AMPHICAR 770 convert- ible. S/N 101099. White/red cloth/red & white vinyl. Odo: 11,086 miles. Decent repaint but far from concours. Okay brightwork with scuffs on headlamp bezels, pitted door handles and other bits, but all else like-new. Teal blue vinyl interior decent with fresh blue carpets. Fully detailed engine. Appears seaworthy, but Zebra wood. Clean, fully detailed underhood. Charming German owner present with the car’s history. Recent new brake pads, calipers, tires, rubber seals and hoses. Obviously lovingly cared for with even a custom dashcap cover. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $65,225. Here was one I could easily have taken home. It appeared well maintained since its $100k resto. Owner stated he needed $60k for it, so he went home happy, as should the new owner. Bargain price. #403-1970 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA convertible. S/N 1402574328. Purple/ blue cloth/blue vinyl. Odo: 40,814 miles. Solid example with decent driver-quality paint. Original worn door handles, yet all other chrome excellent. Missing fender trim. Over-stuffed blue-and-teal cloth-and-vinyl seats with white piping. Incorrectly painted dash. Clean, detailed underhood. Semi-de- Odo: 32,670 miles. Older frame-off restoration, no dings or dents. Excellent panel fit. Paint still very decent, chrome and other brightwork still shine. Still handsome. Excellent red vinyl interior, carpets and refinished tailed engine slightly modified, including header. Fresh blue canvas top. New Winston radials on steel wheels. An attention-getter in a funky, non-original color. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,686. Much hyped as a rust-free California car. I liked this VW ragtop despite its strange color combination. It was far from perfect, but as a stylish driver that could be improved upon easily with little funds, I’d call it well bought. #SP41-1988 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48DXJA075965. Mint green/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 45,998 km. Virtually flawless original paint. Few minor marks only on chrome and stainless. Tan

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Collector Car Productions Toronto, CAN interior like new. Super-clean underhood with all factory detailing. All manuals, tool kit, spare keys. Both tops. One of the most stunning examples I’ve seen. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $44,571. Complete history from MercedesBenz, including stamps in original service books. Mint green color may have been special order, as I’ve never come across it before. Add to that the almost like-new condition, one careful owner, low mileage, full safety and emissions certification, and it made for some fierce bidding. Price paid was well above average, but this example was just that. Well bought and sold. #SP77-1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48DXKA094713. Red/black cloth soft top/red hard top/black leather. Odo: 81,000 miles. Resprayed with dirt in paint. Decent chrome, stainless scratched, badges well worn. Black interior still very presentable. Fresh black cloth top. ITALIAN #113-1937 FIAT TOPOLINO coupe. S/N 500113649. Red & black/black vinyl/tan cloth. Odo: 1,412 km. Reportedly a recent “$12,000 paint job done by specialist,” but that must have been a while ago. Dirt, scuffs, scratches and chips noted. Transmission also improved, but no details. Decent panel fit. No bumpers, taped-over trafficators. Tan-and-brown pinstripe cloth interior stained and tired. Coffee cupholder looks totally out of place, but explains the stains. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $18,777. Cute as a button for sure, but there were condition issues with this example. Despite rarity (although I’ve appraised a halfdozen in TO alone), the price offered was not far off the mark. #112-1989 MASERATI BITURBO Hard top included. Original and clean underhood. Less appealing to many with its black bumpers. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,285. We don’t have as many SLs up here as in the U.S., but there are still plenty to choose from. This was certainly a decent example, but Resale Red brought all the money and more. Well sold. #SP38-1993 PORSCHE 928 GTS coupe. S/N WPOAA2928PS820083. Black/black leather. Odo: 115,599 km. Recent respray with minor flaws only. Like-new black leather interior. Well-detailed engine. Refinished factory 17-inch mag wheels and new tires. Said to be one of 16 built for the Canadian market. CD stereo, Brembo brake calipers, full service coupe. S/N ZAMAN1103KA340357. Red/ cream leather & suede. Odo: 81,305 km. Parking-lot dings along flanks. Respray with lots of dirt, as well as cracking paint on hood from poor prep. Bits of chrome and stainless still decent. Interior rather scruffy. Aftermarket wheels and tires don’t help. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,000. The owner had his girlfriend drive the car from Windsor about 3½ hours away, and it seemingly ran perfectly. Aftermarket mags and low-profile tires cost $5k, so it makes sense the seller passed on a $6k high bid. Still, market-correct offer. JAPANESE #440-1972 TOYOTA COROLLA Deluxe records since new. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $31,624. Rare anywhere in North America with just 190 imported in 1993. Although it had lots going for it, it’s still a 928, despite escalating in interest in Europe. Top bid was realistic. 106 coupe. S/N TE2703751. Cream/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 51,871 miles. Old repaint is dull, but a good buff would bring it back. Sold new in Florida. Appears well cared for and reportedly always garaged. Vinyl top added when new. Decent chrome, other than yellowed gas cap and pitted door handles. Original black vinyl interior totally acceptable. Worn original underhood. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,979. To my surprise, this unrestored, Sports Car Market

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Rising Sun Recent sales of Japanese collector cars by Tony Piff (All wording within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #T253-1972 Toyota Corona Mark II wagon. S/N RT79015227. Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 30,173 miles. “Last month of production for this body style. Documented miles. 2,000-cc engine. Original owner kept car in fantastic condition through 1996. Second owner was a Virginia Toyota dealer who had exterior repainted.” Condition: 2-. unmodified Corolla drew crowds. Painted once and always garaged, it brought more than its original asking price. It was a car everyone was happy to see, but in reality few wanted to own again. Well sold. SOLD AT $9,000. The Corona Mark II was part of Toyota’s shot at a larger, more powerful, more luxurious automobile that would appeal to a global market—which makes sense if you think about Toyota today, but seems like a joke when you look at the actual car. Like disco records, comic books and ’50s station wagons, no one preserved these when new, but the resulting rarity will eventually percolate up into value. Today, it’s well sold. Mecum, Houston, TX. 05/13. #221217546120-1971 Datsun 1600 pickup. S/N PL521536829. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 50,560 miles. “Original miles, stored indoors its whole life, single-family ownership. Body in great original shape; 100% rust-free. All glass near perfect, all rubber excellent. Interior in excellent condition, everything 100% intact and performs flawlessly, even the original radio. The transmission shifts perfectly, motor runs smooth, no leaks of any kind. No reserve.” Condition: 3. #608-1986 TOYOTA SUPRA coupe. S/N P5FH146039. Silver & black/gray cloth. Odo: 122,422 km. Partially repainted with some dirt, chips on nose, but acceptable. Original gray cloth interior showing wear and needs a good cleaning. Underhood very original and even dirtier. Aftermarket polished mag wheels Collector Car Productions Toronto, CAN sold for $21k at RM Hershey in 2011 (SCM# 186092). These Volvos are both stylish and well built (other than the original P1800s built by Jensen). As a “sporting GT,” rather than a true sports car, they appeal to a niche market. There aren’t many good ones out there, but this one was nicely presented with tasteful upgrades. That said, it was well sold at this price. AMERICAN #SP130-1955 LINCOLN CAPRI “Mucha Muchacha” 2-dr hard top. S/N 55WA16711H. Two-tone pink/two-tone pink cloth & vinyl. Odo: 1,110 miles. Described as the “first known ’55 Lincoln chopped radical custom.” Finished in 2009. A multi-award winner, from World’s Most Beautiful Custom Achievement Award, Sacramento Autorama 2009” to two awards at the Grand National Roadster Show, look out of place. Ridden hard and put away wet. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,153. Nice cars to drive with Toyota reliability, these Supra models have a niche following of loyal enthusiasts. There weren’t many details provided other than mention of brake job, timing belt, tune-up and all-new gaskets. Price paid was fair, and with a little cosmetic work the new owner should have a decent, sporty driver. SOLD AT $5,000. Pininfarina penned the Datsun 410 sedan, which explains why the face on this Japanese pickup bears striking resemblance to a Lancia Beta. A touch above market, perhaps, but cheap for a collector car with a half-ton of cargo capacity. eBay Motors. #T256-1979 Datsun 280ZX. S/N HS130107032. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 12,863 miles. “Documented miles. Original Cherry Red, flawless black interior. Original keys, books, service receipts.” Condition: 2. SWEDISH #SP80-1972 VOLVO 1800E coupe. S/N 1826353038437. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 5,873 miles. Reportedly restored just under a year ago and less than 40 miles on the clock since. Excellent paint with only minor flaws. Older original chrome still decent. Overly stuffed, new black leather tombstone seats in clean interior. Aftermarket radio, Nardi wheel, mags, valve cover and headers. Very clean, straight plus well over a dozen more as well as features in multiple magazines. Custom two-tone pink paint is flawless, other than a few polishing swirls. Excellent show chrome. Two-tone pink cloth and white pearl vinyl still spotless. Dramatic two-tone pink headliner. Well detailed V8. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $65,225. Last seen at Mecum Monterey 2011, where it failed to sell at a high bid of $45k (SCM# 1850630). The seller did better here, but this still sold at a fraction of the build cost. Still, show-quality and with great pedigree, I’d call it very well bought. #SP09-1958 DODGE D100 Sweptside pickup. S/N L8D10L12061. Orange & white/ orange & white vinyl. Odo: 87,795 miles. 315ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Decent paint with some minor chips around hood and on bumpers. Fresh, almost matching-color interior. Bed fitted with new oak planks with stainless steel strips. SOLD AT $17,120. Market-correct for a rust-free 280 with 5-speed and documented low miles—but not so low you couldn’t enjoy it occasionally without shattering the value. That makes this not only a good buy, but an enjoyable buy. Mecum, Houston, TX. 05/13. 108 example. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,568. Last Nicely painted engine, compartment and underside. Not totally accurate, but very stylish and flashy. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $20,383. An- Sports Car Market

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Collector Car Productions Toronto, CAN other no-reserve lot, this rarer Sweptside pickup was originally from Oklahoma. Power steering was a good addition, and the great period two-tone paint colors drew lots of attention. Interior was a little more red than orange, but no harm done. Price paid was fair, but in long run should favor buyer. #SP121-1959 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-dr hard top. S/N F590121855. White/tritone blue & white vinyl. Odo: 59,929 miles. 348-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Excellent paintwork. Chrome decent, but showing wear. Mostly original interior showing wear. Like-factory new carpets. Fully detailed underhood, includ- power top. Fully detailed V8. An outstanding driver. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $39,951. This Pontiac had it all as far as Canadian bidders were concerned: rarely seen Yank Pontiac in an original rust-free Arizona convertible, with great colors and Tri-Power, all well presented. Well sold, but also well bought. #SP119-1963 FORD GALAXIE 500 XL ing stickers and labels. Equipped with all the goodies such as power steering and power brakes, Wonderbar radio and more. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $42,397. Everybody seemed to love the batwings. There were lots of no-reserve Chevys here, and this one was with enthusiasm. Very big and very white. Good money for the overall condition. Well sold. #SP112-1961 PONTIAC CATALINA convertible. S/N 361P11998. Mayan Gold/ cream, gold & brown vinyl. Odo: 6,610 miles. 389-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Frame-off restoration. Dazzling, excellent Mayan Gold finish with only a few imperfections. Spotless interior trimmed in tri-tone Jeweltone Morrokide. Decent brightwork. Upgraded dark brown cloth 2-dr hard top. S/N 3J68Z139763. Rangoon Red/two-tone red vinyl. Odo: 207,839 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Previously restored. Correct red paint dulling. Scratched windshield stainless. Little wear on red vinyl inside. New console fitted. Engine compartment flat black with basic detailing. Small pool of shield washers, wire wheel covers, accessory hood ornament, dual spot lights and a/c. Not a rare car, but well bought considering cost of restoration. #SP120-1966 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS convertible. S/N 135676K133561. Tuxedo Black/black cloth/red vinyl. Odo: 450 miles. 427-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Recent professional nut-and-bolt, body-off restoration. Left front fender fit not perfect. Excellent paint other than polishing scratches. Fresh red interior and new glass. Big block covered with chrome and polished stainless. American Racing wheels with Michelin Redline tires. Dual quads weren’t available from the factory for 1966. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,191. This noreserve big-block Chevelle was hotly contested, despite not being 100% original. It will make a fine cruiser. The chassis was reportedly completely disassembled, the frame was powder-coated, and all components replaced with new or rebuilt parts. Options included power steering, power disc brakes, Posi rear axle, buckets and console, “knee-knocker” tach and more. Overall, very professional workmanship and well bought. oil under car, but a well-dressed cruiser. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $21,742. Sold new in Salt Lake City, UT. Well optioned with bucket seats and console, power steering, fender skirts, wind- #SP86-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 RS coupe. S/N 124379N607252. Blue & white/blue vinyl & cloth. Odo: 57,600 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older nut-and-bolt restoration. Fresh metallic paint with few flaws. Stainless just okay, chrome excellent. Like-new interior panels, seats and carpets. Well-detailed underhood to original specs, including “cheap” hose clamps. Basic black underside like original. Quite a stunning driver. Numbers-matching 302 backed by numbers-matching Muncie 4-speed and 12bolt rear end. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $58,703. Last seen at RM’s 2008 Toronto sale, where it failed to sell at a $69k high bid (SCM# 118475). Well optioned with matching numbers, this drew Chevy enthusiasts in hordes, and bidding quickly shot to highest market level. Despite high price, the owner came away with a gem that will be envied by many. © 110 Sports Car Market

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. H&H — Imperial War Museum A Jensen CV8 Mk II showed how interest is increasing in these brawny tourers, fetching $44k Company H&H Date April 17, 2013 Location Duxford, U.K. Auctioneers Julian Royse, Simon Hope Automotive lots sold/offered 57/93 Sales rate 61% Sales total $2,900,430 High sale 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, sold at $1,024,346 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.66) 1963 Jensen CV8 Mk II coupe, sold at $44,388 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics “S eventy-five pounds I have, by the Shackleton!” Where else are you going to hear that, except at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford? It’s a different crowd from usual here under- neath the airframes, out in the arable flatlands near where some of these bombers flew from in World War II, and where a Harvard trainer lazily aeros overhead at lunchtime. Many came here only for the motorcycles, and several looked as if they have come straight from the farm, in overalls, riggers’ boots and John Deere caps — contrasting with the expensive furs of the much-younger female attendees in the front row. The Gullwing, center stage, approached the house record for H&H and gave the firm the boost it needed after a couple of very average remote sales from their spiritual home of Buxton. Contested by four bidders on the phone and two in the room, the very original 1955 car comfortably exceeded its estimate to sell just over $1m, although the next star lot, the Jaguar XJ 220 development coupe, fell short of the $225k required. A super 1956 AC Aceca with desirable Bristol engine sold for the right $145k, a very nice Porsche 911S 2.4 hit a high-but-justified $114k, and a Frogeye Sprite with “Coventry Climax” engine (actually it was the closely related Hillman Imp lump with lookalike cam cover) made $32k. 112 $38k was paid for a 1964 Austin Mini Cooper S, but it was the rare 970, and a super-rare and super-original 1969 Mazda Luce coupe sold for $26k. Morris Minors did well: $19k for a 1961 factory-built convertible, and $15k for 1971 pickup with front disc brakes. Of the Lagondas, a lovely and usable 1933 16/80 saloon made $67k, and the LG6 Touring limousine found $57k. On the subject of patina, a 1947 TalbotLago T26 Record Berline oozed charm all the way up to $64k. Two Jaguar XKs from the same collection made fair money: a Duxford, UK 1956 140 drophead at $72k and a fair 120 coupe at $64k, while another 120 — a repossessed 1952 roadster with a few pieces missing — did well to get $87k. A Jensen CV8 Mk II showed how interest is increasing in these brawny tourers, fetching $44k. Of the three imposing and shiny yank-tanks, the lovely 1950 Chrysler Town & Country Newport coupe did the best to reach $43k. At the lower end of the scale, a beautifully preserved 1981 Vauxhall Cavalier deserved at least the $4,500 it made, and a 1937 Leyland Cub fire engine complete with pipes and bell was the ultimate boy’s toy for $6,800, even though it wasn’t a runner. And, just to tick the “chocolate teapot” box, with which H&H always manages to entertain us, you could even have had an electric (but battery-less) single-seater El-Trans Mini-El for $2,200. ♦ Sales Totals $3m $2.5m $2m $1.5m $1m $.5m 0 Sports Car Market 2013 2012

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. DN #13-1989 EL-TRANS MINI-EL electric minicar. S/N S01825. Red/gray velour. MHD. Danish-made electric commuter with 750-watt (that’s about 1 hp) motor, but even this more powerful version could not save the company from bankruptcy. In good order but missing its battery. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,219. Bonhams blurred in translation—but this car’s problem was that it just looked too new, having been completed in 2012. £150k ($235k) would likely have bought it. Maybe try again in a couple of years when it looks more convincing with some patina. #60-1938 LEYLAND CUB FK6 fire en- and 56, the LG6 and the Talbot-Lago T26, respectively. Well bought. #41-1934 AUSTIN SEVEN Model 65 roadster. S/N 190486. Maroon & black/black leather. Odo: 6,896 miles. Predecessor to the Nippy, shinily presented. Excellent restored order, good repaired original body and nice paint, leather like new. Not original engine doesn’t run a Lot 13 for superstitious reasons, but H&H does and it usually manages to fill the unlucky slot with something suitably ironic. An electric buggy without a battery destined to remain a museum piece fit the bill. With no reserve, no estimate, and no auction precedent, the price paid was certainly fair. ENGLISH #29-1915 SUNBEAM 20HP tourer. S/N 341719061. Gray/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 1,291 miles. Tatty older paint. Lights have some microblistering. Well-polished and lightly dinged radiator shell, but all quite charming. Non-original-type fenders. (which was lost: Blame a two-bearing crank and splash lubrication) and runs a later synchromesh gearbox. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $23,048. Said to be one of only about 275 made. This exceeded its estimate, which was low because a) it’s not a Vintage Seven, and b) it doesn’t have its original driveline. But who’s gonna know? #65-1936 LAGONDA LG45 team car replica tourer. S/N 12035. Red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 516 miles. Brand-new build (from an LG45 saloon) of a replica of a Fox & Nicholl team car, complete with tiny rear seat as the rules then dictated four-seaters. So perfect it looks like a 1:1 scale model, straighter and shinier than the team cars ever were and in an oddly bright shade of red with plump new Leather has been renewed in the not-too-distant past, instruments excellent. With Auster screen for rear passengers and new top. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $69,997. The right money for a well-sorted and very usable Edwardian, with the desirable bigger motor. #30-1933 LAGONDA 16/80 sedan. S/N S10309. Green & black/black vinyl/green leather. Odo: 5,287 miles. Charming old thing, very used and usable with modified and reengineered motor sporting new plugs, etc. Original body straightish with older paint. Vinyl parts very good. Good plating, beautiful patina on leather, front seats retrimmed. Interior timber is lovely and still has rear blind. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $67,436. Sold for about the same as the later big 4.5-liter cars, Lots 19 114 leather. Still, as well as an Alvis gearbox, a common and accepted mod to get full synchro, it’s got the proper M45 engine, and nothing that some teabags and instant patina won’t fix. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $220,000. It was copied from a copy, rather than the real thing, so some of the details may have become a bit AT $56,842. Said to be one of only two bodied like this (out of 85 LG6s made) and possibly the only survivor. I’ve never worked out why the earlier 2-liter is worth more than one of these 4.5s. The SCM Pocket Price Guide values these at $105k–$150k, so this was truly well bought. #27-1950 LAND ROVER SERIES I 80 utility. S/N R06101664. Blue/khaki canvas/ green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 55,000 miles. Good Sports Car Market Jeff” Williamson was spotted doing just that. Sold for the lowish price expected, reflecting the amount of work needed to make it a runner again. By comparison, Kent dealer Godin Banks recently sold a running and driving 1952 American LaFrance Series 700 for £6k ($9,300), which probably would have worked out cheaper—although Banks commented, “We thought it might be worth £15k ($23k), but we were wrong.” #19-1939 LAGONDA LG6 limousine. S/N 12523. Black/tan leather. RHD. Really appealing condition, with older slightly dulled paint sporting a few dust marks. Motor is concours and interior has beautiful patina. Good plating with one beauty spot—a small ding in the radiator-surround. Cond: 3. SOLD gine. S/N 100005. Red/red vinyl. Decrepit and surface-rusted and missing main Gwynne pump, but otherwise remarkably complete with all hand pumps and hoses, etc. Bell still works, engine said to still turn over. Not roadregistered. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $6,829. It was tempting to live out those boyhood fantasies, and former autocross star “Jumping

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. older restoration with some weld repairs obvious on chassis and little use since. New canvas tilt top, seats and exhaust in good order. But there’s no chassis plate, and dashboard plate shows a 1957 number, a not-uncommon phenomenon among farm vehicles, or after $10k more than a stock Sprite in similar condition, attracting less “non-original” stigma than, say, a Miata conversion, as it looked so period. As you might be able to tell, I really liked this. confidence. Added overdrive and now with alternator, electric fan and Moto-Lita wheel on collapsible steering column. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $145,116. Historically, H&H has had a lot of success with Aces. This coupe was in such super, looked-after nick, it was going to sell itself, and this auction got a healthy price. multiple restorations. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,499. Offered but not sold at Bonhams’ Oxford auction in March at a high bid of $16k (SCM# 215738). The owner had better luck this time, but still nothing like the huge prices at Silverstone’s last two sales. Even though it’s probably an innocent mistake, the question mark over the identity must suppress the price a little, in the buyer’s favor. It didn’t affect the prices of a couple of Prince Rainier’s military GMCs sold by Artcurial in Monaco last year, which were wearing each other’s chassis plates. #95-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 660956. Eng. # W43998. Silver/red & cream leather. RHD. Odo: 67,157 miles. Original RHD car, body straight and door fit good. Repaint from original white suits it, and electric fan is sensible, along with 5-speed box and discs all round. But various bits are miss- #79-1956 JAGUAR XK 140 drophead coupe. S/N S817239DN. Red/beige cloth/tan leather. Odo: 9,471 miles. Right-hand-drive converted, matching numbers. Some sink ler-powered coupes is on the up, and it was amusing to see how many folks failed to penetrate the complex, multilayered hood locking system while checking it out—the whole front lifts up, so it has to be secure. Sold right for the same sum that it cost to restore, so the buyer is technically in front. #85-1964 AUSTIN MINI Cooper S 2-dr marks in repaint. Newish leather. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $71,704. Sold higher than the low estimate. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad, and RHD conversion doesn’t make a huge difference to values. #45-1961 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE roadster. S/N AN548304. Green/red leather. RHD. Odo: 15,403 miles. “Oh, look! Someone’s put a Climax in a Frogeye. How nice.” But turns out the motor is not the expensive Climax but the alloy copy that went into the Hillman Imp with a lookalike “Godiva” cam cover. Nicely done on rust-free U.S.-import sedan. S/N CA2S7549691. Old English White/red & gray vinyl. Odo: 443 miles. Restored with excellent floors and sills. Very few miles since completion. Repaint is thick and, weirdly, body is Old English White while undersides and wheelarches are Appliance White. Repro interior in correct colors. Moto- #9-1963 JENSEN CV8 Mk II coupe. S/N 1042087. Metallic blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 12,633 miles. Forerunner of the Interceptor, in good order following second restoration in 2011. Panel fit is all pretty good, paint even, chrome fair, interior includes original leather with beautiful patina. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $44,388. Interest in these big fiberglass Chrys- ing: one rear bumper, driver’s seat base, hood and frame and all chassis and ID plates; and the modern stereo looks out of place. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $87,069. First supplied to Malta. A late entry, but someone had the sense to see that it could be made right again for not much money, so I’d call it fairly and imaginatively bought. Given the lack of tags, just watch out that a clone doesn’t appear in a year or two. #39-1956 AC ACECA Bristol coupe. S/N BE573. Silver/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 17,668 miles. Just settling in nicely after restoration and accident repair by one of the best names in the business. Excellent dash and top, timber door-cappings glow, leather is unworn. Details such as oilskin-wrapped rear leaf springs lend 116 monocoque when the builder, an Imp specialist, realised the parts would mate easily; lightweight motor fits on the original mounts, so it’s easily reversible. He claims 100 mph in third at 9,000 rpm. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $32,438. For the money asked you might have expected a real Climax engine, and serious interest was shown by one MG enthusiast who wanted it less the engine to make back to standard. At the money paid, all parties must have gotten what they wanted, as it sold for about Lita wheel, Minilites. Still with dynamo. Chassis plate is held on with self-tappers, though. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $38,413. This is the rare one, the 970-cc 1-liter class homologation special. 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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. Though the XJ 220 is supposed to be on the up (and has been for years...), this couldn’t attract enough, despite it being arguably more usable than the production cars. Probably only for the Jaguar completist, with notable lack of interest from the main XJ 220 specialist. FRENCH Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $15,365. These are rarer than the vans, and most of them seem to end up signwritten as promotional vehicles for various businesses and pubs. But if that’s what it takes to save them, I’m not knocking them, and the buyer felt the same, paying well over estimate to secure this little gem. #10-1984 ASTON MARTIN V8 Volante convertible. S/N SCFCV81C7ETR15361. Coniston Sand/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 52,699 miles. Tidy and straight. Solid-looking underneath, although body-color overspray is an indication of rocker work; A/B post and rocker repairs were done in 1995. Original adds to the sophistication. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $63,732. First supplied to the Netherlands, then Jersey, then laid up for 30 years, which backs up the suggestion that the interior and maybe even the paint and mileage could be original. Touted as an alternative to a Bugatti Type 7, but much, much cheaper. Very well bought. black leather nicely creased but not unduly worn. Speedo replaced at 33,145 miles in 1990, so real mileage is circa 86k. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $61,461. Sold slightly under lower estimate. Fair price for an unexceptional example that could be a money pit. Eligible for export to the U.S., though. #54-1990 JAGUAR XJ 220 development prototype coupe. S/N SAJJEAEX7AXXP0102. Red/green suede. RHD. Odo: 7,187 miles. One of two development cars (the other was crushed), wrested from captivity but with legitimate identity and registration. Shorter and narrower than production cars, but still pretty massive, with prototype hallmarks all over it such as Dymo tape instrument labeling GERMAN #49-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980405500485. Black/red leather. Odo: 30,386 miles. Nice and original except for early color change (originally White Gray), which it still wears. I was prepared to hate this one for its lack of bumpers, but good straight condition, Rudge wheels and a beautifully burnished TOP 10 No. 5 BEST BUY #56-1947 TALBOT-LAGO T26 Record sedan. S/N Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 36,082 km. An interior to die for, with deeply burnished, likely original leather with beautiful patina. Paint is older, with a few cracks and blisters, brightwork all there with great patina. Preselector gearbox and hand-scratched chassis number. Repainted, well presented and not as hammered as you might think. Exact spec of motor is unknown, but it’s a Heidegger race lump, so probably more powerful than the production cars. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $215,166. July 2013 original interior with fitted luggage and original pushbutton Blaupunkt radio more than made up for that. Lovely patina, such as plating on headlamp bezels polished through. Sold with original steel wheels. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,024,346. Originally supplied to New York, back to Germany by 1987, in U.K. from 1999. Well bought at the right money for such an un-messed-with car, and a nice boost for this sale. Well done all around. 117

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. #21-1958 BMW 600 2-dr sedan. S/N 128221. White & yellow/gray leather & black velour. Odo: 42,038 miles. Among the largest of the bubble cars with flat-twin 4-stroke power, this time with additional side door so you don’t trap yourself inside if you drive up to a wall or tree. (Three-wheelers don’t have reverse gear, and the single front door opens coupe, very straight and original. Repaint is a bit orange-peely, as acknowledged by the vendor. Still with twin-spark 13A engine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,609. Bought in Japan and imported to the U.K. in 2008. Very rare—Mazda’s only front-drive rotary, only 976 made, and this is quite possibly the only one on the Island, rendering it even scarcer than a Cosmo. Interesting for its OSI/Manta A styling cues and advanced mechanicals that never really caught on. though it was offered but not sold at H&H’s Buxton auction in July 2012 at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 211904). If you have a good, straight one with service history as good as this one, you can pretty much name your figure. outward...) Restored and repainted from original red. Seats redone in leather instead of original vinyl. The usual petrolly smell inside. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,755. Imported from the U.S. in mid–’90s before restoration in U.K. Sold above estimate, interestingly at exactly the same price as Lot 14, the super one-family-owned 635 CSi. These were the cars that saved the company, true, but even so, go figure. #63-1972 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 coupe. S/N 993300544. Tangerine/black leather. Odo: 12,695 km. Straight, has had some rocker work, trunk floor is good (with six empty Mahle piston boxes, following engine rebuild). Good paint. Motor has decent heat exchangers, and there are lots of new Nylocs in evidence. Good dash top. Newish leather. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $114,385. Originally supplied to Italy. One of the rarest (3,180 built) and most sought-after models. The real purists might go for the lighter and fleeter 2.2S, but that doesn’t matter here, as in the 911’s 50th anniversary year the car deservedly got the right money. #14-1986 BMW 635 CSI coupe. S/N 320900760379. Green/green leather. Odo: 82,355 miles. Straight and repainted, in singlefamily ownership from new and with all the extras, such as rear head rests, rear blind, electric sunroof and a/c. No rot in inner front fenders, motor tidy, floors and exhaust in good shape. Leather unworn, just a little creased. With handbook and toolkit. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,755. Finding a good example is getting harder, hence the healthy price paid, 118 things you check on these is the rear anti-roll bar mounts—and these are missing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,974. I’ve included this to show what sort of very average tat infiltrates the retail market. Perhaps the last owner liked a bit more rear grip. But it was straight and shiny enough to attract decent retail money. I expect the next punter will mark it up even more. The price reflects the generally higher values, when stated in dollars, of clean Porsches in the U.K. JAPANESE #73-1969 MAZDA LUCE R130 coupe. S/N M13P10880. Off-white/maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 86,657 km. Giugiaro-styled rotary #70-1987 PORSCHE 911 Carrera coupe. S/N WPOZZZ91ZHS102303. Red/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 93,409 miles. Straight, rockers look okay, but lots of red overspray underneath and smells of solvent inside. Perforated leather is unworn. Underneath, exhausts and heat exchangers are in good shape, and there are some new oil return pipes. But, looking further underneath, one of the other AMERICAN #18-1947 CHRYSLER WINDSOR coupe. S/N C38131770. Maroon/red & green cloth & vinyl. Odo: 84,006 miles. Excellent, shiny and imposing, following restoration in 2000. Near perfect paint and chrome, save for a little microblistering up front. Perfect instruments, tartan seat cloth fairly fresh and un- worn. Engine bay tidy and original. Still wearing Michigan plates and unregistered in the U.K. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $27,316. Slightly nicer than the blue one unsuccessfully bid to $16k at Bonhams Oxford in March (SCM# 215739) and commensurately slightly more expensive. Both were priced about right for the U.K. #66-1950 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY New Yorker coupe. S/N 17411641. Metallic brown & wood/white vinyl/brown vinyl. Odo: 959 miles. 324-ci I8, 1-bbl, auto. Repainted, rechromed, mechanically overhauled in 2000. Excellent appear- ance save for a few sink marks in the finish. Timber all in good order with good varnish. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $42,681. Something the average Brit might have heard of, even with only 700 built, so it correspondingly drew more than the other two Yank tanks from the same collection. © Sports Car Market

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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Highlights from Mecum Houston, Barons Surrey, Silver Portland, Hollywood Wheels West Palm Beach and Vicari Nocona Mecum Houston 2013 ENGLISH #239-1947 DAIMLER DB18 “Sport Special” convertible. S/N 53861. Cream & red/ beige cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 41,967 miles. Older paint and chrome look shiny from a distance. Old interior with worn leather seats, single side-facing rear seat, suicide doors. Torn beige top. Badging indicates sold and serviced by Fergus Motors of New York. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $29,400. Said to be one of 18 that came to the States. This appears twice in the SCM Platinum Database a decade ago. It no-saled at $21k at Branson 2002 (SCM# 29170); before that, it no-saled at $17,500 at eBay/Kruse 2002 (SCM# 26830). No real comps to compare it with, but price paid looked right for such a rare piece in decent shape. Hollywood Wheels, West Palm Beach, FL, 03/13. A 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 2-door hard top sold for $50,290 at Mecum’s Houston auction Company: Mecum Location: Houston, TX Date: April 4–6, 2013 Auctioneers: Bobby McGlothlen, Jimmy Landis, Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman Automotive lots sold/offered: 738/993 Sales rate: 74% Barons Surrey Company: Barons Location: Surrey, U.K. Date: April 13–14, 2013 Auctioneer: Fabian Hine Automotive lots sold/offered: 15/31 Sales rate: 48% Sales total: $381,130 High sale: 1954 Jaguar XK 120 drophead coupe, sold at $87,863 Buyer’s premium: $230 up to $2,304; 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.65) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Silver Portland 2013 Company: Silver Auctions Location: Portland, OR Date: April 12–13, 2013 Auctioneer: Mitch Silver Automotive lots sold/offered: 96/197 Sales rate: 49% Sales total: $856,796 High sale: 1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner, sold at $32,130 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Jeremy Da Rosa 120 Sales total: $25,118,065 High sale: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback, sold at $235,400 Buyer’s premium: $300 up to $5,499; $500 for $5,500 to $9,999; 7% thereafter, included in sold prices Report and photos by Cody Tayloe The Palm Beach Auction Company: Hollywood Wheels Location: West Palm Beach, FL Date: March 22–23, 2013 Auctioneer: Scotty Adcock Automotive lots sold/offered: 141/249 Sales rate: 57% Sales total: $6,290,760 High sale: 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible, sold at $619,500 Buyer’s premium: 5%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Ian Gail Vicari Nocona 2013 Company: Vicari Auction Company Location: Nocona, TX Date: April 20, 2013 Auctioneers: Joey Fortner, Tony Langon Automotive lots sold/offered: 95/115 Sales rate: 83% Sales total: $2,623,331 High sale: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 coupe, sold at $280,800 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Phil Skinner Sports Car Market #501-1950 JAGUAR MK V 3-position drophead coupe. S/N 647361. Silver & burgundy/burgundy/red vinyl with white piping. Odo: 16,363 miles. Undated “complete frame-off restoration.” Good paint, non-standard new vinyl seats should be leather. Good walnut burl dash and good gauges. Poor driver’s door fit, new chrome, new wool carpets, independent front suspension with hydraulic brakes. Rear fender skirts, all tools in trunk lid, with manuals and correct spare. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $120,750. 2012 Best in Show at Tampa Bay Special Olympics Awards at 26th Annual All-British Car Show in Safety Harbor, FL. This price is about double the current SCM Price Guide high, so very well sold. Hollywood Wheels, West Palm Beach, FL, 03/13. #S120.1-1953 ALLARD K3 roadster. S/N 3182. Red/brown leather. Odo: 23 miles. De

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Roundup cent paint with light scratches on windshield trim. Rubber looks good. Shut-lines a bit iffy. Interior brightwork is dulling but otherwise shows little wear. Smiths tach and gauges. Cadillac 331-ci V8 with automatic transmission is clean and original but not all periodcorrect. One of 62 built 1952–54. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $103,790. The market was set at $127k six miles ago on this exact same car at Mecum Indy in May 2012 (SCM# 201883). The older restoration is now settled and should not hold this car back from being enjoyed on the road. It needs some minor adjustments but, considering the recent price, well bought today. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. #S109-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 SE roadster. S/N S673594. Birch Gray/ red leather. Odo: 57,793 miles. Frame-up restoration completed last year. Beautiful paint; very fine dry spray on trunk, masking lines inside fender lip. Driver’s door shut-line is a little tight. Otherwise, good panel fit. Very nice chrome and rubber. Knockoff wire wheels in excellent shape. Interior in perfect condition. Engine compartment shows very well with all painted components show- BEST BUY 55 years. Yes, we know the roadster (sorry, “open two-seater” in Jaguar-speak) looks cooler, but these have the better roof. Well bought and sold. Barons, Surrey, U.K., 04/13. #131-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 coupe. S/N 804573. Red/red leather. RHD. Straight and tidy, door fit good. “Sensibly upgraded” with seatbelts, brake servo, uprated heating system, alternator, sump guard, solid-state ignition and Kenlowe fan. Appleton spotlight on driver’s door pillar unusual for U.K. but appealing. New red leather bucket seats look hardly used. Timber and dash nice. Engine bay stock and tidy. Brantz rally meter and clock are quickly detachable. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $86,020. The “best presented vehicle” at the 2009 Rally of the Tests. Although the owner has spent $30k improving it over the past four years, it’s unlikely the car will realistically attract more than this. I would have let it go. Barons, Surrey, U.K., 04/13. ing no signs of heat damage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $98,440. A missed opportunity for any Jaguar bargain hunters. It was unclear from the description if this car was equipped with the more desirable C-type head and double SU H8 carbs, although that lack of information may not have affected the value here. A lifted reserve before the hammer fell did not garner any additional bids, but it certainly should have. Extremely well bought. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. #129-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 drophead coupe. S/N S667233. White/black cloth/red leather. Straight body, fair door fit. New leather, top in good order, decent dash and instruments. Tidy engine bay with roughly repaired radiator, enamel finish still on exhaust manifolds. Period-looking radio has FM internals and an iPod connection, but otherwise it’s bone-stock. Pleasing to see it on body-color wires rather than chrome. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $87,863. Only two owners, the first for stored without being overdone. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. This was the arguably more desirable roadster, as opposed to the drophead coupe. Finely restored and complete with Jaguar Heritage Report, but one has to ask if this was the right crowd for the car. The owner should consider trying again on the West Coast in August. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. #124-1958 JAGUAR MK II 2.4 saloon. S/N 975204DN. Metallic blue/black racing bucket. RHD. Racer with usual stripped interior, rolled rear Coombs-type arches in lieu of spats, etc. Why the small engine? Because, even with the maximum allowed overbore, it fits into the up-to-3-liter class—so it’s not battling V8 Mustangs, Falcons and Galaxies. July 2013 121 #S98-1956 JAGUAR XK 140 roadster. S/N B12025. Black/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 77,443 miles. Frame-off restoration completed last year. Fine paint is deep and rich. Small scratch on driver’s door. Crack in right driving-light lens. Soft-top fit is excellent. New rubber all around. Fresh interior appears flawless. Engine compartment is properly re

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Roundup mate was reduced just before the sale—which no doubt helped it to reasonable (but not exceptional) money. Fairly to well bought. Barons, Surrey, U.K., 04/13. And as a pre-’60 car, it’s also eligible for HRDC “Touring Greats.” Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,276. As ever, much cheaper to buy ready-prepared rather than attempt to build again. Has been a racer since the ’80s but conveniently time caught up with it, and now it finds itself Goodwood Revival-eligible. That normally confers extra value, but since entry isn’t a sure thing, neither’s the price. Barons, Surrey, U.K., 04/13. #222-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk I roadster. S/N HBT7L3135. Colorado Red/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 59,544 miles. Older paint, new black vinyl interior. Minor pitting on windshield-surround, cracked perspex side screens. Older black tonneau cover, newer top. Fitted with chrome headlight guards, badge bar, auxiliary lights and wood- something. Cheap amateur carpet replacement. Seats look recently re-covered. The wood is complete and not cracked but still in need of a restoration. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $19,260. The saloon cars never bring huge money at auction, and decent ones can be bought for a song. If someone gave you this one for free, you’d still run out of cash trying to make it right. Well sold. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. #T260-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 rim steering wheel (original in trunk). Has electric overdrive. Includes authentic tool kit. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $37,013. This former concours class-winner with matching numbers and BMIHT certificate had potential for restoration. At the price paid, it was a good buy for both parties. Hollywood Wheels, West Palm Beach, FL, 03/13. #122-1959 JAGUAR XK 150 convert- ible. S/N S834697DN. Red/black cloth/black leather. Rebuilt to unleaded-tolerant triple-carb S spec, and nearly concours condition. Shiny, door fit good on right, only fair on left. 5-speed box, four-pot front brake calipers, stainless steel exhaust, alloy radiator, alterna- BN7 roadster. S/N HBN7L4825. Blue & cream/blue vinyl/black leather. Odo: 94,477 miles. Newer paint of average quality with some flaws. Grille hazy and tired. Other brightwork is decent but shows signs of early pitting. Considerable overspray underneath. Chipped paint on driver’s door edge and passenger’s front fender edges. Trunk shut-lines are uneven. Interior in good condition despite very worn carpets. Newer modern street tires great for touring; 5-speed transmission from a Supra. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,260. Described by the consignor as a Mk II, but it’s too early a car to bear that designation. This modernized driver-quality BN7 was roadready without the worries of damaging a trailer queen. With the market for these cars cooling off, bidding was slow. Buyer scored a deal when the reserve was lifted. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. #S269-1960 TRIUMPH TR3 roadster. tor. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $82,794. LHD can suppress the price in the U.K., and the esti- 122 S/N TS69491L. Green/white vinyl/black. Odo: 2,489 miles. Paint in poor shape with blem- blue smoke. Underhood is the weak spot and really needs a cleanup. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $13,770. This was one of the best bargains at Nocona. I thought it would do closer to $19k, but the seller was pleased with the bid. The buyer appeared happy and will probably make a few bucks. (I suggest a vintage a/c system and maybe an update on the 1980s Pioneer stereo.) These “Clouds” continue to increase in value, and I think that even with transportation and other fees, doubling this money is doable in the right market.Vicari, Nocona, TX, 04/13. #130-1962 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 850437. Red/black cloth/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 15,326 miles. Straight body with fair door fit and no rot. Leather newish and only lightly creased. Low miles and seriously well looked after. Offered from Saint-Tropez, France. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $87,863. Heritage Certificate says it was first supplied to Dublin, even though it’s always had a Coventry registration number. Back in U.K. by 1980. Not sold across the block at a high bid Sports Car Market #F138-1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I saloon. S/N LSXA105. Black & silver/burgundy leather. Odo: 60,509 miles. Older paint is very dull, cracking, peeling, flaking in the jambs. Driver’s door out at bottom and difficult to close. Window trim is aged but in decent condition. Hood is misaligned. One bumperette is dented from hitting dirty and soiled. Gauges cloudy, carpet tired; seats in good shape. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $15,515. This TR3 had a lot of needs, and the bidding reflected its substandard condition. But the price left a lot of room to make this a great car. Spending a few more dollars sorting it out will put the buyer ahead. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. #S313-1961 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II saloon. S/N SYD526. Gray & blue/dark gray leather. RHD. Odo: 95,038 miles. Body in remarkably good condition, with no sign of rot or damage on rear fenders or lower valance. All doors open and close easily. Seats show some aging, but original leather still serviceable. Interior has a rather musty odor. Woodwork shows recent refinish with no major splits or cracks. Same for the glass, with one BB ding on the windscreen. Engine starts a bit hard with some BEST BUY ishes and flaking. Rubber is dry. Front bumper looks new, other brightwork lightly dented or pitted. Door fit is off and rubbing. Top is very

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Roundup of $79k, with no provisional bid number taken, but declared sold in printed results at this price. Fair money for a solid, no-stories S1 roadster. Barons, Surrey, U.K., 04/13. #104-1968 JAGUAR 420 sedan. S/N PIF5052BW. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 97,000 miles. Rare stop-gap predecessor of the award-winning XJ6 that arrived in 1968. Good overall order, straight body, no rot in structure. Other brightwork dulling with age. Hood fit needs attention. Glass is clear and scratch-free. Optional wire wheels look sharp and are said to be restored. Engine shows signs of use but is clean and tidy. Clean interior with fresh carpet and dash. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,500. MG prices have been on a fairly steady climb since 2010, but they remain a bargain, with few sales breaking $15k. This car was a real looker. Assuming the mechanicals are as well cared for as the cosmetics, this should be a safe buy, just slightly above the market today, and well bought in the long run. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. #310-1970 ROVER 2000 TC sedan. S/N 85904920G. White/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 78,173 miles. Described as refurbished but not restored. Paint clean with minor dings. Brightwork pitted but original and straight. Gaps good. Windshield has seen one too many dust storms, but includes much better, nontinted replacement. Interior in excellent condition. Door seals broken on driver’s side. owner well underwater on a car known for being costly and difficult to restore. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. #138-1983 DAIMLER DOUBLE SIX sedan. S/N SADDDALW3CC368438. Metallic red/tan leather. RHD. Good, rot-free, shiny and straight. Massively upgraded with later 6-liter V12, later rear suspension with outboard brakes, DB9 front uprights, big discs and later 5-speed Getrag gearbox, among other numerous details. A labor of love. Only the 18-inch split-rim alloys detract somewhat. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $22,811. KWE is a U.K. company that upgrades Jags and Daimlers like this on a commercial basis. You pay commercial rates for it, so this looked like a great value. Barons, Surrey, U.K., 04/13. Even repaint. Nicely worn-in original leather, creased and cracked on driver’s seat base. Mileage claimed genuine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,476. Very low money for an honest old thing with believable low miles and only two owners. Well bought. Barons, Surrey, U.K., 04/13. #503-1970 JAGUAR XKE Series II 4.2 coupe. S/N 1R27202. Regency Red/gray leather. Odo: 79,392 miles. Frame-off restoration 12 years ago. Good paint, some exterior chrome weak or pitted. Newish interior, after- Description says a/c has not been hooked up, new muffler needed, and tranny linkage work required for smooth shifting. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,212. An appealing car that’s rare enough, with a bit of history included, as well as a list of the needed repairs. For the rarity, the price seemed a bit low, although repair costs were probably taken into account. Well bought. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/13. #F30-1975 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CF37242U. Eng. # CF37391UE. Topaz Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 19,343 miles. Documented one-owner car showing original miles. Sun-faded original paint needs attention; missing chips, scratches on the hood, bubbling on trunk. Most rubber is dry. Chrome is pitting. Rock blemish on windshield. Inside, the wood is high gloss and shows well. Gauges are clear market a/c. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,600. Poor presentation kept bidding down here, to the advantage of the buyer. Well bought. Hollywood Wheels, West Palm Beach, FL, 03/13. #S65-1970 MG MIDGET convertible. S/N GAN5UA80094G. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 5,653 miles. Nice repaint with a few flaws. New grille and chrome bumpers. and in good shape. Vinyl adhesive is failing on the door cards. Engine is tidy but with a slightly leaky valve cover. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. Low mileage, solid interior, unmolested body and attractive wire wheels were just a few of this car’s redeeming qualities. But while it was very attractive from 20 feet away, closer inspection revealed many flaws. Any higher bid would have put the new 124 #117-1988 JAGUAR XJS convertible. S/N SAJJNADW3DA155782. Metallic blue/ blue cloth/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 54,000 miles. Not your usual rusty old cat, even though it’s a very early full convertible. In excellent repainted order, rear arches not bubbly, original cross-spoke alloys unscuffed. Original leather hardly worn and just one owner, making the claimed lowish mileage believable, with main dealer service history to 42k. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,138. Tired, rusty ones are available for a couple of thousand, but this car was a joy to behold and no doubt to drive—making the money paid look very reasonable at a third (or less) of the price of an R107 Merc of similar condition and history. A rare commodity, fairly bought. Barons, Surrey, U.K., 04/13. #S317-1997 ASTON MARTIN DB7 Volante convertible. S/N SCFAA4126VK201066. Red/tan vinyl/ivory leather. Odo: 33,904 miles. Original owner reportedly was Oprah Winfrey. More worn than expected for the miles. Paint mismatched on different panels. Interior supple but needs attention. Underhood and undercarriage show no attempt at cleaning. Doors opened and closed well. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $46,000. For the condition, the questionable paintwork and Sports Car Market

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Roundup strong and rightfully so—but all things considered, this needed another $40k. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. overall lack of detailing, this offer was actually pretty fair. Besides, Oprah is alive and kicking and still buying cars to use as transportation. Vicari, Nocona, TX, 04/13. #142-1997 BENTLEY TURBO RL se- dan. S/N SCBZP15C1VCH59781. Silver/dark gray leather. RHD. Long-wheelbase version, post-facelift. Good repainted condition with a few bubbles at panel edges around rear and side windows, brightwork all good. Rear arches feel fine. Interior lovely with perfect veneers and almost unworn leather. Originally Bentley’s own car, and first 11 stamps in the book (out of 16) are from the factory. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,362. We don’t often include these, as baggy old ones are ten-a-penny at auction, but this had a great history and feel. It didn’t sell for much more than a tidy average car, so well bought, with some wind left in it for retail. Barons, Surrey, U.K., 04/13. GERMAN #S130.1-1956 PORSCHE 356A Super Speedster. S/N 82239. Eng. # P80304. Aquamarine Metallic/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 824 miles. True Super Speedster documented with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. 1600S engine. Two-year nut-and-bold restoration. Flawless paint with one entry/exit chip behind driver’s door. Shiny chrome. Exceptional interior. New carpets, seats, top, everything. En- gine is spotless. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $220,000. Super Speedsters are highly coveted, and this one was outfitted with a oneyear-only color and 1600S engine, further boosting desirability. If this had sold, it would have tied for top sale of the day. Bidding was 126 NOT SOLD AT $12,000. Even from a distance, this Mercedes appeared old and tired. The demand is focused on the cabriolet, with few enthusiasts interested in restoring a coupe. Even if buyer and seller were to come together at the top-number bid, it would still be an uphill climb from there with little chance of breaking even. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. #S328-1967 PORSCHE 912 coupe. S/N 462919. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 91,266 miles. At first I thought it was bad paint, then I found the rust bubbles. Older re-do on seats; driver’s side is breaking down. Dashboard showing Sports Car Market Electric sunroof, Blaupunkt radio, original wood wheel. Numbers-matching engine is very tidy. Underside is clean and rust-free. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $93,625. Late 356s often compete with early 911s for big money on the block, and with values continuously climbing for both, neither is within budget for the novice collector. The new buyer paid a premium for the documentation and extensive options list—well sold, but worth every penny. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. #F94-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SE coupe. S/N 11102112088233. White/black leather. Odo: 14,983 miles. Original paint is lackluster. Trim is aged and dull with a dent in the rear bumper. Rubber is cracked and dry all around. Windshield shows signs of delamination. Very nice interior. Good seats. Shiny and attractive interior chrome. Decent wood inlays. Engine bay worn and tired. Cond: 4. #S106.1-1964 PORSCHE 356SC coupe. S/N 128987. Eng. # 811655. Champagne Yellow/black leather. Odo: 38,679 miles. Excellent paint in factory-correct color. Only blemishes are on surface, possibly due to sap or bird droppings. Extensive documented options list. Correct panel fit. Chrome shows some light pitting and a few scratches. Rubber in good shape but poorly fitted in areas. Interior very nice; some brightwork showing age.

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Roundup wear and tear and a coating of rust. 1990s JVC stereo in dash with speakers neatly in the doors. Wheels show rust, sidewalls checking. Glass has some pitting. But engine seems to run just swell. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $13,230. The engine bay was kind of scary, the interior had an odd smell... This car is destined for the parts yard, but even the usable items might be few and far between. Very well sold. Vicari, Nocona, TX, 04/13. #T257-1969 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA coupe. S/N 149660533. Red/ black vinyl. Odo: 51,464 miles. Nice and well sorted with newer red paint. Paint drip noted behind passenger’s door. A few minor chips on the engine cover. All-new chrome and stainless, fresh rubber. Lower trim is a little wavy. Inside shows well with new tweed. Aftermarket upgrade to power windows. Luggage-compartment carpet has exposed edge, as it bay shows some fuel- and oil-staining, some wiring repair evident. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,420. Not a bad-looking example, especially for the money. I think the buyer made out quite well, and there is enough room for profit with a little TLC. These sporty little convertibles are pretty gutless, but they do look great. And while KGs have a niche following today, popularity is likely to grow in the long run, meaning now is the time to buy. Vicari, Nocona, TX, 04/13. #S393-1974 VOLKWAGEN THING 4-dr convertible. S/N 1842469728. White/black fabric/black vinyl. Odo: 48,114 miles. Appliance White paint with stark black top, black interior and black-out aftermarket steel wheels makes a visual impact. Sports a radio antenna, but no signs of any receiver equipment. No heater or side-curtains either. Body shows a couple of very minor dings that were painted appears to be cut to fit with a knife. Tidy engine compartment. Rust on the floor-pan under the passenger’s seat. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. Good value and unique-for-aVolkswagen styling make these good entrylevel collector cars. Aside from outliers like the tarted-up example that sold at Gooding’s 2011 Pebble Beach sale for $67k (SCM# 183102), $15k is plenty for a nice driver. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. #S362-1970 VOLKWAGEN KARMANN GHIA convertible. S/N 1402104116. Red/ black Colortex/black leather. Odo: 98,599 miles. Promoted as an unrestored surviving original. Appears to have mostly original paint except for left front fender. Needs a good polish and wax. Doors fit well. Glass good. Interior shows some wear including splits in driver’s seat. Aftermarket a/c and ’90s-era Sony stereo with speakers added. Wears hubcaps with trim rings on original rims. Engine Small sag in headliner. Carbon-fiber steering wheel. Engine looks a little tired. Stack of receipts dating back to 1992. Last year for the SC. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. Second-generation 911s are known for reasonable prices in the used-car market. Fair offer here for condition. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. 128 Sports Car Market over. Chrome is good, glass clear, no chips or cracks. Doors align well. Engine bay clean but not spotless. Starts and runs out well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,908. I’ve seen this car offered elsewhere. Price paid here was about market for condition. With some cosmetic accessorizing and a little glitz, it will be a great cruising vehicle for the Southwest or Gulf Coast. Vicari, Nocona, TX, 04/13. #S150-1983 PORSCHE 911SC coupe. S/N WA0AA0913DS120849. Red/black leather. Odo: 90,837 miles. Older paint with fading, countless flaws, and poorly done touch-ups. Body is straight, panels fit well. Doors make a proper sound when shut. Black trim has some chips. Upgraded wider Fuchs wheels. Seats and carpet in average condition.

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Roundup #S307-1985 PORSCHE 928S coupe. S/N WPOJB0921FS860960. Black/black leather. Odo: 69,238 miles. Decent driver but not a show car by any means. Repaint in original color shows wear and micro-scratches. Glass is good all around, no pits or wiper marks. Driver’s seat starting to break down a bit, passenger’s side solid. Upgrades include halogen lights, Eclipse stereo system with speakers mounted neatly in doors. Some signs of leakage around sunroof. Dash and instruments clean and clear. On Potenza tires with little wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,450. With minimal TLC this car could be a great playtoy. Collector value is limited due to larger availability, but the price here was low. The new owner could find a good detail guy and flip this car for $14k–$18k. Vicari, Nocona, TX, 04/13. #F20-1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 500E sedan. S/N WDBEA36E1NB724121. Black & gray/gray leather. Odo: 108,973 miles. Purchased new by William Shatner, with signature under the center armrest. Well polished with excellent original paint showing very few flaws. Nice original interior. Console and dash wood veneers bright and shiny with no cracking or delamination. Steering wheel and driv- wear but looks clean and classy. Comes with two new tops (cloth and vinyl). Engine bay tidy and original. New Pirelli tires and Panasport-type wheels, with originals included. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,740. With the low miles and honest presentation, this was a fair buy. Both parties should be happy with this deal, although there’s still some fettling needed before it’s right. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/13. #S169-1987 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A5H0073287. Red/tan leather. Odo: 4,725 miles. Full engine-out service completed. Low original miles. Wellcared-for original paint with few blemishes. Small body ding on passenger’s side, otherwise very nice. Inside presents very well. Leather scratch on the driver’s seat bolster. Doors open and close like new. Near-perfect interior appears untouched. Engine bay is average and well kept. Includes original keys, window sticker, manuals, service receipts and documents. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,120. First year of the less collectible second-generation Z car. While ZXs are quite common, rust-free examples are difficult to find, even in the driest climates. A quick search of the Web found this same car previously for sale with an asking price of $7,600. The happy seller doubled his money, and the buyer took home a great car in excellent condition. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. #S135.1-1983 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ45 “troopie“ wagon. S/N FJ45386564. Tan & white/black leather. RHD. Odo: 73,836 miles. Nut-and-bolt frame-off restoration. Far better than new. Paint is flawless except for a run near left hood latch. Glass is clean and clear all around. New rubber in great shape, doors hard to close. Panel fit very nice. Sparse interior very clean. Upgraded er’s seat bolster show wear from use. Engine is original and clean. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,050. Captain Kirk’s old car—is there really more to say? Since his ownership, the car has changed hands several times and has been well looked after. Sold at no reserve; the new owner took home a good deal and did not pay a premium for celebrity provenance. Well bought. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. ITALIAN #452-1969 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER 1750. S/N 1481976. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 35,120 miles. Original car now resprayed, less than 500 miles since refurbish by factory-trained Alfa mechanic. Minor swirls in paint, noticeable blemishes on hood, crease in driver’s door. Brightwork swirled but straight, rear bumper pitted. Interior shows 130 Sports Car Market Dash is tight with no signs of shrinking. Engine very tidy and well maintained. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $82,925. Lot S119 was two years newer with less than 1,500 original miles, and it brought a $2,500 premium. That car, however, did not mention the oh-so-important big service. Good records and low mileage set this one apart from others in a flooded market. Not a bargain, but not a bad deal, either. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. JAPANESE #T156-1979 DATSUN 280ZX coupe. S/N HS130107032. Cherry Red/black vinyl. Odo: 12,879 miles. Well preserved and all original. Factory paint with some sun fading. Nice bright stainless and deep, dark exterior plastic trim. Original tires in like-new condition. Recaro sport seats up front; all seats like new. Swapped 350 engine displays nicely. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $44,940. I don’t doubt the $131k claimed spent on the restoration. The market for these “troopie” people-carriers is difficult to tie down, since they were never officially imported here. But with high-level restored FJ40s breaking the $50k barrier now, this price looks market-correct. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. AMERICAN #223-1927 NASH AMBASSADOR se- dan. S/N 425117. Black & green/brown cloth. Odo: 99,037 miles. Older resto shows some wear, paint shows blemishes, while cloth interior on couch-like seats nearly perfect. Wood in doors and dash is beautiful. Engine serviced recently. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $18,360. Another one where the relative rarity of the car

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Roundup isn’t necessarily reflected in the price. This absolutely breathtaking Nash was worth every penny here, maybe more. The buyer is probably still jubilant, and the seller is most likely content as well. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/13. #S124-1929 PACKARD CUSTOM EIGHT Model 640 phaeton. S/N 178610. Blue & white/tan canvas/brown leather. Odo: 5,889 miles. Ground-up restoration. Beautiful lustrous paint with minor blemishes on body above gas tank, chips on rear fender, flaking paint in door jambs. A few paint chips on wire wheels. Canvas top shows some water staining and a tear at corner. Lots of beautiful chrome. #58-1951 AUTOETTE GOLFMOBILE electric 3-wheel microcar. S/N DRF54820. White/tan canvas/tan vinyl. Needs minor surface repairs in front. Canvas top with slight wear and holes along ribs. Brakes and lights need adjusting, per description. Charging plug. Interior is used but clean. Description says Runner conversion did not do the car any favors. But at least the previous owner resisted the temptation of a Hemi upgrade, which would have given less credibility to the tribute. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. #S41-1969 PONTIAC GTO Judge 2-dr Headlamps show minor pitting on reverse sides. Foot steps scuffed from use. Beautiful interior. Some surface cracking on wood dash. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $107,000. Model 640 prices have stayed pretty consistent, not dipping below $100k for a number of years. While not perfect, this car was gorgeous to look at and a terrific color combination. It appeared to be an older restoration beginning to show some age. Fair deal for condition. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. #216-1944 WILLYS MB JEEP military vehicle. S/N MB220070. Green/gray cloth. Odo: 15,309 miles. 134-ci I4, 1-bbl, 4-sp. Largely original with a possible respray at some point. Non-original seats, wheels and tires. Engine bay complete and untouched, as is interior. Described as a machine-gun-carrying guard Jeep, so no toolbox and no original passenger’s seat. Ammo boxes (not present) original. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $86,670. A relative bargain compared with similar recent sales, this is a car that you could actually drive and enjoy. The automatic could be what kept others from bidding, or Shelby enthusiasts could have been waiting for a concours example. Either way, the seller let it go under the money. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. #F224-1969 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUN- took place of tailgate. A real, mostly complete piece of history. No reserve. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $2,106. My dad had a Navy version of one of these when I was a child, admittedly in worse condition, and this Army original was a sight for these eyes. The newer tires and wheels alone are probably worth half of the sale price, and selling them should cover the cost of stock-size replacements. Very well bought. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/13. 132 NER replica convertible. S/N RH27G9G289584. Blue/white/blue vinyl. Odo: 44,039 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Lustrous, wellcared-for paint. Driver’s door is too tight and contacts front fender. Trunk trim and grille appear unrestored and original. Exterior door chrome worn on both sides; other brightwork shows little wear. Fresh seat vinyl. Slightly worn carpets. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,540. Purely considering recent Satellite convertible sales, this car was well bought—the Road end, performance hood, performance exhaust and more. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Retrofitted machines are always hard to value, as the buyer’s and seller’s preferences need to match up: sometimes you find a partner; sometimes you don’t. While the high bid seemed like a good amount for a non-original car, the seller clearly felt otherwise. Better detailing could help. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/13. © Sports Car Market “Go forward, go backward—that’s it.” Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,620. Titled as a motorcycle, this 24-volt electric egg was a real eyecatcher. Vintage electric golf carts are not quite the same market as microcars, but similar market forces probably apply. For this one’s condition, I’d say both the buyer and the seller did just fine. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/13. #F254-1968 SHELBY GT350 convert- ible. S/N 8T03J205282. Blue/tan vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 17,138 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Matching numbers with Elite Marti Report. Dash signed by Carroll Shelby. Miles believed original. Older paint with uneven spray on the top of fender, a few chips and pinholes, and a crack on top of left hood scoop. Nice original interior. Carpet appears like new. Engine and undercarriage factoryfresh. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $50,290. With good docs and less than 500 miles on restoration, this car was very well bought and a bargain at about half of what it should have sold for. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/13. #321-1972 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T 2-dr hard top. S/N JH23C2B404716. Green/white vinyl. Odo: 42,887 miles. 5.7-L fuel-injected V8, auto. ’04 Hemi nicely fitted in dingy engine bay. Paint shows wear, small chips in places. Brightwork swirled but straight. Interior billed as completely new, needs cleaning. Power steering, a/c. Accessories include Slap Stick shifter, Trac-Pac rear hard top. S/N 242379A122099. Carousel Red/black vinyl. Odo: 6,146 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. PHS documentation. Fresh restoration. Excellent paint and graphics. Hood slightly off. Some light scratches on rear glass. Door sills show little signs of traffic. Interior

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Mystery Photo Answers Another typical Saab story — the eBay buyer quickly learned he had been bamboo-zled — Gordy Hyde, Bothell, WA Only two copies of this instant collectible will be available. — Edwin Marker, Kenai, AK Some say it was ahead of its time, the 900 Botanica Sport came equipped with an environmentally friendly soft top. — Dean Mayer, via email Keith to the gardener: “I said to replant the sod, not the Saab.” — Walt Suman, Seattle, WA Noting the success of the Chia Pet, Saab introduced the Chia Saab 900 Turbo, which ultimately led to the company’s demise. — Tom Molter, Spokane, WA RUNNER-UP: Thirty-something Swedish bombshell — topless, green and organic — she became a fixture in front of SI — Saab Illconstructed — headquarters. — Alex Gershanok, Pittsburgh, PA We could not have imagined how true to form the Saab color chart and upholstery nomenclature were until we took delivery of our new cabriolet in the verde with bamboo interior. — Ann Fagan, Briarcliff Manor, NY While Bob couldn’t afford a fancy new hybrid, he was determined to do his best to save the planet. — Pete Warner, Taos NM When Saab said they were introducing a new green car, they weren’t kidding. — Joe Amft, Evanston, IL Hey! Isn’t that Woody Harrelson’s Saab? — Rob Rose, Chicago, IL A leader in ecological-friendly motor vehicles, Saab will be sorely missed. — Al Zim, via email Honey, you really ought to vacuum around the kid’s car seats more often. — Steve Dodds, Jackson Heights, NY One-owner Saab convert- ible with great patina. Perfect for delivering Maui Wowie in Colorado. $5,000 for car and $10,000 for the “Good Stuff.” Great investment. — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO Mary Jane hasn’t stopped Saabing since her car was impounded for possession of weed. — Bryan Huffman, Holland, MI It was just another SAAB story — I was beating the bushes for a 900 convertible, and, wouldn’t you know it, that’s where I found one! — Martin Rice, Johnstown, PA Topping this year’s Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog offerings is the $250,000 Chia Saab. Comments With Your Renewals I’ve enjoyed every issue for almost 20 years. My kids, who are now grown, fight me for each month’s issue! Thanks! — David Ristig, Santa Barbara, CA David, have you ever thought of gift subscriptions to end the monthly fracas? — K.M. 134 Your publications allow me to dream of the cars I cannot own and enjoy the ones I do. Thanks, Keith. — Norman Gile, Haverhill, MA Best morning read ever, if you know what I mean! — Mike Byers, Spartanburg, SC This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: June 25, 2013 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: mysteryphoto@sports- carmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 972084797. 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. Anticipating the eased restrictions on weed use and sale, Arnold prepared a mobile delivery system. — Jim Graham, New Canaan, CT Top down and au naturel ... I love Swedish models! — Frank Boyle, Stockton, CA Although the coupe always handles best, this Saab convertible drives as if it were planted to the road. — Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA Dude, it’s like, totally legal in Washington now! — John Ellis, Renton WA Gordy Hyde wins a recycled SCM hat for an epic combination of bad puns and the collector-car market. © Great magazine. Don’t lose the humor. — S. McQueen, Minneapolis, MN Love the International coverage as much as USA — Jay Barone, Milford, CT More profiles of your “SCM” subscribers, ie Motorheads. — Dennis Cignatta, Edgewood, MD More motorcycles! — Glenn Pierce, Fresno, CA And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewals. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1953 Allard K3 roadster 1990s. Restored to beyond-new standards with some wonderful performance mods, making it the bestdriving Morgan on the planet. Finished in British racing green, green Connolly leather; Triumph powered with twin Webers, oil cooler, full belly pans, Brooklands windscreens, stainless steel exhaust. $55,000. Contact Matthew, Matthew L. deGarmo LTD, 203.852.1670, Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd. com Web: www.degarmoltd.com/inventory_detail. asp?ContentID=309 (CT) V8, 3-spd manual. Unfinished restoration, 331-ci Cadillac engine in LeMans tune, 3-speed LaSalle gearbox. One of first 10 K3s built. Always a local car, off road 30 years, many parts redone, more pictures online, very solid underpinnings and good aluminum body. Please call with your questions. $45,000 OBO. Contact George, 631.924.8863, Email: gjlymber@ hotmail.com 1955 Austin-Healey 100 BN1 dealerprepared Le Mans roadster 1961 Jaguar XK 150 drophead coupe Black/red. I4, 4-spd manual. Complete restoration in 1994 by the original owner and shows as though it was recently restored. $1,200 in service was just performed in March 2013. Call or email for detailed pictures. $23,500. Contact Danny, 713.517.2454, Email: danny@annexhouston.com Web: www. annexhouston.com (TX) 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow coupe S/N 500695. Single-family ownership from new. Well-preserved earlier restoration in 2005/2008. SCM (May 2013, p. 110) rated it 2+. Solid driver. Good panel fit. Comprehensive file. Original service book, tool kit, jack, radio, top, cover and COA. $90,000. Contact Rod, 561.744.9077, Email: roderbull@aol.com (FL) 1987 Porsche 911 cabriolet convertible 1967 MGB GT coupe 1967 Porsche 911 Targa Silver/black. 44K miles from new, delivered new to Greece as a U.S.-spec car. Very well serviced by marque specialists. A very sensible investment and a great car. Please inquire for additional photos and details. $39,500. Luxury Brokers International, 215459-1606, Email: sales@lbilimited.com (PA) German 1938 BMW 328 roadster S/N WPOEB0915HS170205. White/blue. 60,000 miles. H6, 5-spd manual. Immaculate and freshly serviced Carrera cabriolet in spectacular color combination. This car is fully sorted with new tires, excellent roof and all of the extras such as tools, air pump, tonneau and boot. $36,000 OBO. Contact Steve, RPM, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www.rpmvt.com (VT) 2005 Porsche 911 GT3 coupe S/N BN1L 222880. Ice Blue/blue. Among the finest Le Mans roadsters available. Correct, high-point restoration. Matching numbers, fitted with 4-speed trans. BMIHT Cert. Complete with original tool roll, jack, side curtains, bags, tonneau and owner’s handbook. Spectacular throughout. $95,000. 203.397.1245, Email: AustinHealey1955@aol.com Web: 1955austinhealey.shutterfly.com (CT) 1957 Morgan Plus 4 drophead coupe S/N S838630DN. Imperial Maroon/Biscuit. 0 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Spectacular Imperial Maroon/ biscuit color combo with a no-expense-spared restoration by Jaguar professionals, this XK 150 is a JCNA national champion, scoring 100 points in three consecutive 2011 shows! Excellent opportunity for the serious collector. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/252 (CA) 1966 Jaguar XKE Series 1 3.8 roadster S/N 85123. White/Engine no. 21758. Unambiguously constructed from pre-war BMW components. Well known and respected by BMW historians and enthusiasts. Superb mechanical condition. Incredibly satisfying to drive. Spares. $550,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction. com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1959 Mercedes-Benz 220 S Sunroof coupe S/N WPOAC29945S692106. Slate Grey Metallic/black. 7,444 miles. 6-spd manual. Superb condition, fully loaded, only 7,000 miles new, 3.6-L engine, ABS, 6-speed, sport seats, bi-xenon headlamps, carbon fiber, Michelin tires, Monroney label included, no disappointments. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera cabriolet S/N 1E11911. Black/black. 55 miles. 4-spd manual. A crowning achievement, this E-type is a show-level champion and subject of a no-expense-spared restoration. One of the finest XKE examples available in the world today. An amazing opportunity for the discerning collector. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com (CA) 1967 Jaguar 340 sedan S/N TSI3891ME. Light green/tan top/dark green. Rare 1957 Morgan. Chassis #3603. California car since new. Restored, mechanically strong. Several awards. Located in San Francisco. $42,500. Contact Bill, 707-939-8173, Email: billyoung1228@aol. com (CA) 1957 Morgan Plus 4 roadster I4, 4-spd manual. One owner from new until the 136 S/N 1J80048DN. Jaguar Dark Blue/gray. 70 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. This striking 340 Mark II sedan is a one-owner, California black-plate car with a beautiful color combo of Jaguar Dark Blue and gray. Documented restoration to a high show/driver level by Classic Showcase, and features 4-speed overdrive. Own the best. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/38 (CA) One owner from new until 2005. Fully documented from day one, including original bill of sale from Mercedes factory. Every service receipt from new to the present day. All books, tools, factory hard top. Black, red leather. Matching engine. $85,000. Contact Matthew, Matthew L. deGarmo LTD, 203.852.1670, Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.degarmoltd.com/inventory_detail. asp?ContentID=333 (CT) Italian 1952 Ferrari Europa Vignale cabriolet Navy/Straight, solid and dry example. Matching numbers. Recent paint. Runs and drives well. Ample power and smoothly operating 4-speed. Books and tools. $57,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www. fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL roadster Black/black leather. 64,000 miles. H6, 6-spd manual. Bose sound system, heated seats, xenons, headlight washers, 19-inch wheels. Recent major service, new battery and front brakes. Excellent condition inside and out. $42,000. Contact Cliff, 503.939.3236, Email: ckerikson@bendbroadband.com (OR) S/N 0255EU. One of only four open Vignale 212s. Matching numbers. Platinum-winning restoration. Successful participant in multiple Tour Auto, Mille Miglia and California Mille events. $1,650,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@ fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction. com (CA) Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery 1957 Fiat-Abarth 750 GT Corsa coupe 1977 Maserati Bora 4.9 coupe com Web: www.degarmoltd.com/inventory_detail. asp?ContentID=328 (CT) 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C roadster 1969 Jeep Commando S/N 341309. Red/gray. 4-sp. Ultrarare Holy Grail of “Double Bubbles”: ‘57 Corsa with original engine rebuilt, near finished lovely restoration of California car, one of handful MM eligible. Contact Jerry, 330.759.5224 (days), Email: jbenzr@aol.com (OH) 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 SZ coupe S/N 1010. Red/tan. 17,878 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. 1977 is the final year for Boras. They have a 4.9-liter engine and late-style wheels. Our U.S. Bora has the highly desirable European bumpers and European headers. It has very low mileage and is in excellent condition. Boras are moving — jump onboard now. $108,500. Contact Steve, Motorcar Gallery Inc., 954 522-9900, Email: Contact@motorcargallery.com Web: MotorcarGallery.com (FL) 1985 Ferrari 308 GTS QV Spyder S/N CSX4134. 11,500 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Early Las Vegas car by Shelby American, perfected by HRE. Delivered 1999, original owner. Flawless fiberglass, silver metallic with deep blue stripes. Aluminum head 428FE by Lawrence Racing. 4-spd toploader. Soft top, tonneau, spats. $105,000 OBO. Contact Scott, 610.812.9499, Email: srs930@aol.com (PA) 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Grabber Blue/black. 78,000 miles. V6, 3-Spd Manual. This is a rust-free example of the Jeep LWB CJ-6 “Commando.” 221-ci V6 dauntless motor and the standard 3-speed on the floor shift. Upgraded with CJ-7 power disk brakes and power steering. Safari top, many other upgrades. $15,000 OBO. Contact Jeffrey, 631.204.7886, Email: parzival@ pipeline.com (NY) 1970 Dodge Charger R/T SE 2-dr hard top S/N AR856025. White/black. I6, 5-spd manual. One of 105 by Zagato, 50-some known surviving, although there may be more. New to Bologna. Runs great, carbs, brakes etc. rebuilt, new proper exhaust. Not the best body and interior work, but OK driver quality. Contact Jerry, 330.759.5224 (days), Email: jbenzr@aol.com (OH) 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Spyder S/N ZFFUA13A7F0054771. Red/tan. 5,600 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Totally original with all books, tools and original Goodyear NC/T tires! Recent belt service, runs and drives like brand new. Very late production car! $49,500 OBO. Contact Steve, RPM, 802 598 0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www. rpmvt.com (VT) 2001 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS Targa S/N 194677S101879. White/Red. 80,000 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. 327/350, matching numbers, leather interior, vintage American Torq Thurst Mags, frameoff concours restoration. $65,000. Contact Daniel, 858.926.6177, Email: sddan1@att.net (CA) 1967 Ford Mustang coupe Rosso Corsa/tan. 69,973 miles. Rosso Corsa with tan leather Daytona seats, original miles, power windows, air conditioning, Cromodora wheels, a fantastic late-production example of Ferrari’s iconic Dino in excellent condition, fantastic performance. $278,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, Email: sales@ heritageclassics.com Web: www.heritageclassics.com/ inventory/detail/980-ferrari-246-gts.html (CA) 1974 DeTomaso Pantera GTS S/N 08070. Viola/black. 25,547 miles. V6, 5-spd manual. Recently restored with beautiful new paint and fresh full interior. The chrome has been done and the rubber seals replaced. All compartments and the underside have been nicely detailed. The engine and transaxle are excellent. The car drives perfect. $338,500. Contact Steve, Motorcar Gallery, Inc, 954.522.9900, Email: Contact@motorcargallery.com Web: MotorcarGallery.com (FL) American 1949 Dodge Deluxe 2-dr sedan S/N XS29U0G173576. Eggshell White/black. 93,000 miles. 440 Magnum, auto. Stunning presentation of one-of-one R/T SE Charger in rare Eggshell White. Total body-off restoration with photos. Unheard-of option list for R/T. Leather bucket seats, cruise control, air, rear-window defogger, deluxe interior package. Build sheet is original. Perfect mechanicals, Tic Toc Tach. New glass, chrome, floors, trunk, interior, vinyl roof, etc. $45,000 receipts. Never hit. Rare class and muscle. Let the other guys all get orange. $45,000. Contact Mark, 816.830.2391, Email: tallsound@yahoo.com (KS) 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD 5.9 SUV Green/black. 105,181 miles. I6, 3-Spd Automatic. Four-owner Oregon car. 200-ci six/auto. Stock paint. SSBC front disc brake kit. eight-inch, fivelug rear with new brakes. Vintage 15-inch Torq Thrusts w/new BFG T/As. $8,700. Contact Shawn, 503.796.0858, Email: pdxjeep@live.com (OR) 1968 Excalibur SSK Series I roadster V8, 5-Spd Manual. Show-quality, two-owner car. Stunning condition in every way. Rare factory GTS, professionally rebuilt motor to 450-plus horsepower. Finished in red, black leather. Fitted with GT5 seats for comfort, original seats come with car. Runs and drives without fault. $75,000. Contact Matthew, Matthew L. deGarmo LTD, 203.852.1670, Email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.degarmoltd.com/inventory_detail.asp?ContentID=263 (CT) 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS 1968 Ford Mustang convertible Green/84,501 miles. I6, 3-spd manual. Rebuilt to drive. 230-ci flathead, rebuilt 0.40 over, balanced, dual Strombergs on Offenhauser intake with Fenton dual exhaust. Rebuilt transmission, brakes, radiator and so on. $14,000. Contact Shawn, 503.796.0858, Email: pdxjeep@live.com (OR) 1950 Ford woodie wagon S/N 1086. White with gold accents/tan. 49,369 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Excaliburs were sports cars before they were neoclassics. Series I Excaliburs are about the same weight as a 289 Cobra, with more horsepower. Our car has a 300-hp 327 Chevy V8 with a 4-speed trans. It has cycle fenders and ground-thumping side exhaust. $46,900. Contact Steve, Motorcar Gallery, Inc, 954.522.9900, Email: Contact@motorcargallery.com Web: MotorcarGallery.com (FL) Magnificently restored. $18k spent: new trans, trans cooler, radiator, new tires, ceramic brake pads, drilled/slotted rotors, muffler system, built-in radar/ laser detectors, 100w driving lights. Only serviced by Jeep dealer, all records. Approx. 1,000 made. Needs nothing. Motivated seller. $7,900 OBO. Contact Kenneth, 973.454.9009, Email: mokenb@aol.com (NJ) 2011 Shelby GT350 coupe S/N 08504. White. Less than 3,000 miles on rebuilt engine, suspension, brakes and more by Norbert Hofer of Grand Touring Classics. Runs and drives as-new. Nice driver cosmetics. a/c blows cold. $310,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 138 61,000 miles. All-original wood refinished by Nick Alexander a few years ago. Painted once and still show-quality. Flawless body. Never rusted or damaged. 100% original interior and absolutely immaculate. 61,000 original miles. Recent complete and documented engine rebuild by Ford V8 guru. $75,000. Contact Matthew, Matthew L. deGarmo LTD, 203.852.1670, Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd. Green/green. V8, 3-spd automatic. Absolutely stunning restoration on a rust-free 10-out-of-10 Arizona car. 10 factory options including air conditioning, console, disc brakes, radio, power steering, dual exhaust, 302 4-bbl, deluxe wheels, power top with glass window, plus more. Numerous NW first place awards. $55,000. Contact Terry, 604.614.2228, (BC) (CAN) S/N 1ZVBP8CF1B5116751. White/4,000 miles. V8, 6-speed manual. White with Guardsman Blue stripes. Shelby started with a new GT premium package (all options) and went through the entire car to create #60 of this special, limited-edition GT350. Interior leather package, pillar w/gauges, supercharged aluminum engine, Shelby/Ford/Whipple supercharger w/520hp, 19-inch Cragar wheels, 6-piston Baer brakes, Shelby/Ford Racing suspension for a complete performance package, Shelby/Borla center exhaust. Light and fast with razor-sharp handling, perfectly balanced and powerful. One owner, never raced, all manuals, records and promo materials. Ambient lighting, Shaker 500 audio system. Break-in done correctly. Kept in an air-conditioned garage in FL. Like new. Contact Dan, 508.561.8616, Email: drourke@aol.com (FL) © Sports Car Market

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056, 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) 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) collection, formerly the biggest in the world according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. www.luckyoldcar.com (WA) breaking 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) Gooding & Company. Auctions America. 877.906.2437, Formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of RM Auctions, the Auctions America by RM team, led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs and vintage motorcycles. Consign With Confidence. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 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 watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor House, Lyncastle Road, Warrington, England. WA4 4BSN www.handh.co.uk. (U.K.) Mecum Auction Company. 262.275.5050. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now offering more than 12,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Velocity, Discovery Network. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com. 445 South Main Street Walworth, WI 53184. 262.275.5050 (WI) MotoeXotica Classic Cars & AucHollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954, Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach, FL, March & December. 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! 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, MO; Springfield, MO; and Phoenix, AZ. 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 866-5439393 or online at www.motoexotica. com. Worth the trip! 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 consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) 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 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) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (U.K.) Bonhams. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.bonhams.com. (CA) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Join Leake Auction Company as they celebrate 40 years in the collector car auction industry. Their unsurpassed customer service and fast-paced twolane auction ring makes them a leader in the business. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, 417.336.5616. PO Box 6907, Branson, MO 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Lucky Collector Car Auctions. Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, 140 888.672.0020, Lucky Collector Car Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele hosts two record- RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371,. With offices and auctions throughout North America and Europe, RM is the largest auction house globally that caters to collectors of high-end vintage automobiles. The RM team of car specialists is the largest in the world, offering services in a numbers of languages and decades of experience in buying, selling, racing, and restoring collector cars. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Worldwide Auctioneers. 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789, Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) Sports Car Market www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) The Vicari Auction Company hosts fast-paced, high energy auctions along the Gulf Coast, offering an entertaining destination to car collectors, enthusiasts and travelers. The company prides itself on personal service, providing cars for everyone from the avid collector to the first-time buyer. For more information, contact Vicari Auction at 1900 Destrehan Ave., Harvey, LA 70058; call 504.875.3563; or visit www.vicariauction.com. (LA) RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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In addition to helping collectors buy and sell cars at auction, we offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collection-consultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Scottsdale, AZ, 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) classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit www.heritageclassics.com 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) 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 web site for a full list of services. www.thecarappraiser.com. (CA) Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215-925-4233, 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 Coachbuilt Press creates limited edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Auto Appraisal Group. 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. 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. Hartek Automotive, 319.337.4140, Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. Always buying: Offering top dollar for your European classics. Always selling: 3 showrooms with an excellent selection to choose from. Always Restoring: We feature an award-winning, world-class restoration facility, with the expertise to restore you car to any level, including modifications. Super craftsmanship; attention to detail; knowledgeable staff; servicing all of the collector’s needs. Located in San Diego County. Email: sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Hartek Automotive is a division of Hartwig Motors Inc., one of the oldest automotive retailers in the Midwest since 1912. Hartek Automotive specializes in the maintenance and sale of sports and prestige automobiles. Their reputation for service continues with a very personalized approach to maintenance of an individual’s daily driver, to the restoration of that special automobile. Hartek Automotive also offers pre-sale or post-sale inspections. Located in Iowa, we are equally accessible for the enthusiast from anywhere. Drive in or fly in...you will find us most accommodating. www.hartek.org (IA) Kastner & Partners Garage. Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , Experts in worldwide acquisition, collection management, disposition and appraisal. For more than a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has lived by its motto, “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian.” Absurdly eclectic and proud of it. Find your treasure here, or pass it along to the next generation. www.cosmopolitanmotors. com (WA) From our spectacular Santa Monica location, Kastner & Partners Garage strives to offer some of the finest collector vehicles available, combined with unparalleled service. If we do not currently have that which you are looking for or, if you have a classic that you’re looking to sell, please let us know. 150 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405 310.593.2080 www.kastnerandpartnersgarage.com Paul Russell and Company. Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , For over a quarter century Cosmopolitan Motors has been at the center of the world for collector cars changing hands. Their unparalleled experience in tracking valuations makes them uniquely capable of valuating the rare and unusual. Estates, settlements, collections, insurance. Let their billion dollars worth of experience supply the results you seek. “We covet the rare and unusual whether pedigreed or proletarian”. www. cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) FOLLOW SCM Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682, Brighton Motorsports, July 2013 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 Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment & pick up. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com 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) The Last Detail. 847.689.8822 Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. 310.657.9699, www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast North Chicago / Kenilworth, IL, As “Trusted Advisors” for over 35 years, we have been helping enthusiasts make critical decisions before creating costly mistakes. Whether servicing, buying or selling, your one stop destination for all of your automotive needs, Down to.... The Last Detail! www.thelastdetail.com. (IL) 141

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, 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. www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Classic Car Transport temporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www. barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a Quote, enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) Austin-Healeys for 35 years. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process. Located in historic Cedarburg since 1976 – just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290, Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. Passport Transport. 800.736.0575, Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1.866.CAR.9648, 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. English 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) www.wirewheel.com, 772.299.9788. Aston Martin of New England. Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639, L.A. Prep. 562.997.0170, L.A. Prep brings its 30 years of experience transporting vehicles for the automotive industry’s top manufacturers to discriminating luxury and exotic car owners and collectors across the United States. Its highly-skilled and experienced staff delivers an unsurpassed level of service and takes care of your car with the highest quality equipment available in trucks and trailers that are as clean and well maintained as the valuable assets that they carry. www. LAPrepTransport.com Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) British Sports and Race Cars BoughtSold-Traded. Located in Beautiful Vero Beach, Florida. In business for over 25 years, specializing in Lotus, TVR, Griffith, Jaguar, Austin Healey, MG, Marcos, Panoz, Lola, and more. Over 50 sports and race cars always in stock. Please check our website for our latest inventory offerings: www.wirewheel.com. (FL) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. Reliable Carriers, Inc. 877.744.7889, As the country’s largest enclosed auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event, or shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collector Car Insurance 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) Radcliffe Motor Company. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in British, German and Italian classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship; knowledgeable staff; passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) 410.517.1681, The Mid-Atlantic’s premier facility for the maintenance, repair, and light restoration of exotic Italian and fine European automobiles. Having gained the trust of the exotic car community we are known for our proficiency and workmanship. Host of the annual Vintage Ferrari All Italian Car Event each May, you are cordially invited to attend. Visit our website for more information about our shop, and see photos of past events. www.RMCCAR.com. 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. Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, con- 142 Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We understand the passion and needs of the classic-car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service Fourintune Garages Inc. 262.375.0876, www.fourintune. com. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques – specializing in T. Rutlands & T. Rutlands West provides international service from one of the world’s largest Ferrari parts in- Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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ventories coast to coast. We have more Ferrari parts, more Ferrari parts experience and better Ferrari parts prices than most anyone. Since 1981 T. Rutlands has been building valuable partnerships with the Ferrari industry’s most respected repair shops, professionals and car owners seeking to provide a one-stop shopping experience for Ferrari parts, tools and accessories. Ferrari parts are our only business and we are true product and service specialists in every sense of the word. When you need a comprehensive parts selection for both vintage and contemporary Ferraris, you can count on a single-source leader in the Ferrari parts business…T. Rutlands. Call us Toll Free 800.638.1444, Internationally 770.493.8852. Email: Sales@ trutlands.com. www.trutlands.com Finance Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. German concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Italian Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full-service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in German, British, and Italian classics. Superb fit, attention to detail, great craftsmanship, knowledgeable staff, passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300, with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s & ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com Leasing LeMay Family Collection Founda- tion at Marymount Events Center near Tacoma, WA, hosts an epic backdrop for your next event. Home to 500 fabulous collector cars, world class art exhibits, and assorted ephemera, consider your next event here. Weddings, swap meets, conventions, auctions. The facility can likely exceed your expectations. Visit during the 37th annual open house along with 13,000 other enthusiasts. 253.272.2336 www.lemaymarymount. org (WA) Parts and Accessories J. J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1-800-USA-1965 and get a loan approval in as little as 5 minutes! European Collectibles, Inc. Ferrari Financial Services. 201.510.2500, As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. 949.650.4718, European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey & Jaguar with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than one million dollars, with terms extending up to 84 months contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal Law Offices of Bruce Shaw Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) FOLLOW SCM 1.866.MB.CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export LeMay—America’s Car Museum Cosdel International Transportation. 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 144 spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. The museum rests on a nine-acre campus featuring rotating galleries, a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet halls, racing simulators and slot car racing. ACM hosts annual events, concerts and even drive-in movies. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/students/military and $8 for youth. ACM is free for members and kids five and under. www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) Collector Car Fraud Specialists, www.shawlaws.com. A motorhead law firm with real practical knowledge and experience in the Collector Car Field. Experience: Chain of speed shops, Body Shops, Car Dealerships, former NCRS judge as well as licensed attorneys. Estate planning and divorce settlements concerning Collector Cars. 50 State Representation. 215.657.2377 Museums Griot’s Garage —Car Care for the Perfectionist! Griot’s Garage celebrates over 22 years as your best source for a full line of quality car care products. We Make It. We Teach It. We Guarantee It. Call today for your free catalog or enjoy the easy-to-use website for fast, fun and easy ordering. Our number one goal is to ensure that you always...Have fun in your garage! 800.345.5789 • ww.griotsgarage.com www.inmygarage.com. (WA) WeatherTech® Automotive Ac- cessories. 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 allweather 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 www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General Alan Taylor Company Inc. 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War European and American Automobiles. With an emphasis on French Marques including Bugatti & Delahaye and over 50 years of experience in the automotive field, we have proven to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our facility provides a full-array of services includ- Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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ing Fabrication, Metal-Shaping, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding, Machine Shop, Award-Winning Upholstery, Paint Shop and Pattern Making & Castings. Providing these services in-house has proved to be highly efficient and has enabled us to provide our clients with the highest level of old-fashioned quality workmanship, professionalism and client services. www.alantaylorcompany.com Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing biweekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) RPM Classic Sports Cars. High Mountain Classics. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc. 940.668-8622, 960.665.4657 (fax). Complete exotic and vintage automobile restoration performed by master craftsmen to the highest standards of excellence. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc., 1600 Floral Dr., Gainesville, TX 76240. Email: bsmith@bobsmithcoachworks.com. (TX) 970.532.2339, World-class restoration, repair, and maintenance. Many Pebble Beach Class wins and Best of Show evidence our pursuit of restoration excellence. We service and maintain blue-chip collectibles, race cars, and other investment-grade cars, and provide vintage race track support. We have particular excellence with Bugatti and other pre-war marques. www.HighMountainClassics.com JWF Restorations Inc. Special- izing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St. Portland, OR 97225 503-706-8250 Fax 503-646-4009 The world’s largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership is not required. Monthly magazine. Email:jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Classic Restoration by Country Club 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 web site 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. are kept informed with weekly email reports, phone calls and photographs. We are skilled in all aspects of the craft of restoration and are as comfortable coach building a car from scratch as we are doing light maintenance on rare and valuable cars or tune-ups on the family’s original heirloom Model T. If you want your car worked on by a company that still maintains their passion of the hobby and provides you with the accountability of good friends, give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger/Janice Stone, proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com. (CAN) Sports and Competition RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. The Guild is one of the most recognizable names in the business of restoring antique and classic cars, and with good reason. We are a multi-service facility, which means that your car is fully restored under one roof and the process is under full control at all times. Projects are carefully managed through all tasks, and owners 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, U.K. 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) © July 2013 145

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Carl Bomstead eWatch Two Gullwings or a Baseball Card? A rare Honus Wagner baseball card sold at auction for $2.1 million, but most of us would rather have two 300SLs in the garage Thought Carl’s Golding Auctions recently sold one of the famed 1909–11 T206 Honus Wagner baseball cards for a staggering $2.1 million, setting a new record for a card at public auction. Fewer than 100 of the cards are in existence, and fewer than 50 have been authenticated — with only a handful being rated 5/10, which is close to perfect. Very few of these tobacco cards were printed. Legend has it that Wagner was unhappy with the message smoking sent to children, which put a halt to the card production. However, Wagner smoked and endorsed cigars, so it was most likely all about the money. The famed Gretzky T206 Wagner card was sold privately for $2.8 million in 2007 to Arizona Dimondbacks owner Ken Kendricks. Controversy surrounds that card, as some say it has been trimmed to improve the condition. Regardless, I think most of us would rather have a 300SL or two in the garage and a bunch of cool automobilia. twice the standard model, so not many were sold. The winged base had a Kiwanis badge and made an attractive package. The price was a bargain for the MotoMeter alone, so it was a screaming deal here. EBAY #2512262409689— TUCKER MOTOR CORPORATION EMPLOYEE BADGE. Number of Bids: 19. SOLD AT: $364.99. Date: 2/15/2013. These little Tucker badges have turned up in green, red, turquoise and yellow — along with a few other colors, with black badges for executives and Tucker’s inner circle. The F22 on this badge most likely indicated a work area, and the 11 was an employee number. Condition was just okay, so the price paid was about right. EBAY #190810452643— CHRYSLER “IT PAYS TO BUY A FINE CAR” LICENSE PLATE TOPPER. Number of Bids: 1. SOLD AT: $525. Date: 3/11/2013. This unusual license plate topper played to the elegance and sophistication of the Crown Imperial Limousine of the 1950s. It was in very acceptable condition and is seldom offered. There are cute little pinbacks with the same logo, which are nice “go-withs.” Considering the rarity of these, the price, while aggressive, was not unreasonable. EBAY #271189203179—RA- DIO BOYCE MOTOMETER MOUNTED ON WINGED CAP. Number of Bids: 5. SOLD AT: $308. Date: 4/20/2013. In the late 1920s, the newly invented radio was the rage, and many products, such as the Radio Flyer wagon, rode the wave. The Radio Boyce MotoMeter cost $6.50 new, which was EBAY #390562064427— TEN-FOOT UNITED MOTORS PORCELAIN AND NEON SIGN. Number of Bids: 14. SOLD AT: $14,000. Date: 4/13/2013. William Durant founded United Mo- tors in 1916, and GM took it over in 1918. In 1960, the company became United Delco, and it later merged with AC Spark Plugs to become ACDelco. The early signs are very desirable, and this six-foot-by-10foot example was in excellent condition. It was made in two pieces, and the wheels were animated, making it appear the car was moving. Large signs, once almost free for the asking, are now sought after. If you had the room, this would be a spectacular centerpiece for your car barn. EBAY #3301910950651— NEW YORK CITY STORK CLUB RADIATOR BADGE. Num- ber of Bids: 5. SOLD AT: $102.50. Date : 4/28/2013. New York City’s Stork Club was for many years the place to see and be seen. It was founded by former bootlegger Sherman Billingsley in 1929 and closed its doors in 1965. Walter Winchell, the famed gossip columnist, held forth at Table 50, and much of the material for his columns originated there. Memorabilia from the club is very collectible, but we have never seen these radiator badges until recently — when three appeared. I just hope they are real, as I bought this one. EBAY #140931886505—1968 PACIFIC RACEWAYS TRANS- EBAY #261171656623—1933 TOOTSIETOY #5310 DELUXE TRUCK SET. Number of Bids: 44. SOLD AT: $2,650. Date: 2/24/2013. This set was offered from 1933 to 1935, but only the firstyear set included the motorcycle. Also included were six 1/42-scale Mack trucks, a dairy van and a 22-page catalog. The box was the clincher, as the Art Deco styling is very cool. This was expensive — but well worth it in my book. 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 $65 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $95 Canada/Mexico, Europe $105, Asia/Africa/Middle East $115. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 146 AM SCCA PROGRAM. Number of Bids: 7. SOLD AT: $387.92. Date: 3/17/2013. The Pacific Raceways was located in Kent, WA, and I have fond memories of many afternoons spent watching the action. This event, in the Over 2-liter class, featured Jerry Titus, Parnelli Jones and Mark Donohue, who was known as “Captain Nice.” This is an interesting piece of racing memorabilia. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market