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Leake, Oklahoma City, OK, February 24–26, 2017

Silverstone, Stoneleigh Park, U.K., February 24, 2017

GAA, Greensboro, NC, March 2–4, 2017

Bonhams, Amelia Island, FL, March 9, 2017

RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, FL, March 10–11, 2017

Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, March 10, 2017

Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., March 19, 2017

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“Like” us on Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends June 2017 . Volume 29 . Number 6 This Month’s Market Movers Up Close FERRARI ENGLISH by Steve Ahlgrim by Paul Hageman ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne GERMAN by Prescott Kelly AMERICAN by Carl Bomstead 1995 Ferrari F50 $2,640,000 / RM Sotheby’s 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I $326,700 / Bonhams 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione $330,000 / Gooding & Company 1998 Porsche 911/996 GT1 Strassenversion $5,665,000 / Gooding & Company 1938 Graham 97 Supercharged Cabriolet by Saoutchik $770,000 / RM Sotheby’s 68 70 72 74 116 78 130 142 152 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 198 Vehicles Rated at Seven Sales 88 92 102 MARKET OVERVIEW Top 10 auction sales and best buys, and a word about the hardiness of Beetles — Garrett Long RM SOTHEBY’S Amelia Island, FL: Unexpected conflict with the concours didn’t dampen bidding, with 134 lots making $70.7m — Carl Bomstead GOODING & COMPANY Amelia Island, FL: After a record sale last year, Gooding hits a $31m sales total with 69 of 88 lots sold — Pierre Hedary BONHAMS Amelia Island, FL: Facing an uphill battle, Bonhams still had an 85% sales rate and a sales total of $10.5m — Mark Moskowitz SILVERSTONE Stoneleigh Park, U.K.: Race Retro’s street and race cars hit a 74% sales rate with $7m in total sales — Paul Hardiman BONHAMS Chichester, U.K.: The Goodwood Members’ Meeting sees 80% sold with a $6.9m total — Paul Hardiman ROUNDUP Highlights from GAA in Greensboro, NC, and Leake in Oklahoma City, OK — Mark Moskowitz, Jeff Trepel, B. Mitchell Carlson acebook and look for updates and offers! RACE 10 by Thor Thorson NEXT GEN by Philip Richter 1959 Devin D Porsche Special $88,000 / RM Sotheby’s 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight $145,750 / Gooding & Company 80 82 Cover photo: 1961 Jaguar E-type Series I; courtesy of Bonhams Sports Car Market


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60 2017 Amelia Island Porsche Werks Reunion: A passel of Porsches journey to Florida — Gary West 62 2017 Rétromobile: A safe journey into the City of Light’s car wonderland — Robert Ames DEPARTMENTS 20 Auction Calendar 20 Crossing the Block 24 Concours and Events: Greenwich Concours, Cincinnati Concours, Bloomington Gold 30 Contributors: Get to know our writers 32 You Write, We Read: A wow car with a tough fit, McQueen and Wallenda, advice and love for “Unconventional Wisdom,” Duetto or GTV? 62 A well-worn Delage cockpit at Rétromobile COLUMNS 14 Shifting Gears Bradley’s Bugeye is finally home — just in time for Father’s Day Keith Martin 44 Affordable Classic The second-gen Mazda RX-7 is faster and better handling than the original, but it isn’t as pretty Jeff Zurschmeide 46 Collecting Thoughts The 2017 Revs Institute sparked serious thinking amid world-class cars, car experts and car questions Philip Richter 50 Legal Files Take an angry employee, toss in possible odometer rollbacks, and you’ve got a Legal File John Draneas 52 Unconventional Wisdom The 1964 Annual Automobile Show in Manhattan was a glimpse of the future for a young car fanatic Donald Osborne 76 The Cumberford Perspective The 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion is a road car, but it doesn’t look or behave like one Robert Cumberford 178 eWatch The Pink Star, the world’s largest fancy pink vivid diamond, sells for $71.2 million Carl Bomstead FEATURES 56 Amelia Island in Photos: Two pages of visual highlights from the premier concours — Chad Taylor 58 2017 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance: A last-minute scheduling change pays off — Carl Bomstead 12 56 Images from Amelia Island Sports Car Market 34 Display Advertisers Index 38 Time Pieces: The Ulysse Nardin Sonata Cathedral 38 Neat Stuff: Coloring cars and a see-through cover 40 In Miniature: 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic 40 Speaking Volumes: Trans-Am Era: The Golden Years in Photographs: 1966–1972 98 Market Moment: 1963 Meyers Manx 112 Rising Sun: 2000 Acura Integra Type-R coupe, 1989 Toyota Cressida sedan, 1976 Datsun 280Z coupe 128 Market Moment: 1958 Daimler Ferret Scout Car 138 Fresh Meat: 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari coupe, 2016 McLaren 675LT Spider, 2017 Dodge Viper ACR coupe 146 On the Radar: Available for import after 25 years: 1992–94 Jaguar XJ 220, 1992–98 McLaren F1, 1992–95 Honda NSX-R 164 Mystery Photo: “Forget the wing and a prayer. Four-wheel drive and a manual transmission once again avert a trip through the Gates of Hell” 164 Comments With Your Renewals: “This is my 20th year as a subscriber, and like fine wine, you just keep getting better and better” 166 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 170 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Molly Higgins Chad Taylor


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin A Father’s Day Note Parents should encourage their children to have a variety of interests — and turn those into valuable experiences down the road Chip Starr of Race Car Resurrections took on the project. He rebuilt the spare 1,275-cc block, head and crank that came with the car. Pistons with 9.2:1 compression, along with a mild cam, were fitted. The engine was balanced, and headers were added. The suspension was rebuilt, and all the electrical systems and instruments were made to work properly. Most of the parts were sourced from Moss Motors (www.mossmotors.com). They have been an invaluable resource. I picked the Sprite up last week. It’s a totally different car. It pulls strongly and has a great feel as it goes down the road. All of the improvements to the Bugeye came to $13,000, making my total “investment” in the car $26,000. Clearly, I’m deep underwater here. Similar cars are The SCM gang welcomes the Bugeye home T he 1960 Bugeye I bought for my 10-year-old son Bradley 18 months ago is finally home in the SCM garage. When I bought this Bugeye, I accomplished two goals with one car. First, I was paying a tribute to my own beginnings in sports cars. My first car was a Bugeye — purchased the day I turned 16 and got my license. Although the car was only seven years old, it was thoroughly decrepit and barely worth the $30 I paid for it. Second, the diminutive Austin-Healey would be Bradley’s car. He could claim it as his, and in turn, begin to learn some of the responsibilities and joys that go with car ownership. I imagined him keeping a log detailing our trips. He would be responsible for checking the fluids and tire pressures. It would be another hobby — just like the computer coding, robotics and cross-country track he enjoys at school. A child of the 21st century, Bradley has an iPhone, and we stay in touch by text. He has created his own YouTube channel, and he builds computer animations with his friends. These are just things kids do these days. He’s overjoyed to have “Buggie” running again. He has started practicing shift- ing from the passenger’s seat. He is almost tall enough to reach the pedals (were the English that much shorter then?), so we’ll soon poke around in empty parking lots on the weekends — with him behind the wheel. No projects, please When I began looking for a car for him, I knew one thing for sure. Under no cir- cumstances was I going to buy a project. To no one’s surprise but mine, things haven’t turned out that way. I found his car on eBay. It was located just 65 miles from Portland in White Salmon, WA. The owner was an enthusiastic collector and SCMer. The Bugeye performed well enough on the test drive. While it had a race-tuned 948-cc engine with a lightened flywheel and refused to idle, I was sure all it needed was a minor tune-up. I paid $13,000 on September 1, 2015, and drove it home to Portland on scenic Highway 14 through the Columbia River Gorge. That turned out to be the longest trip it would take in the ensuing 18 months. Once home, we could never get the car to run properly. I had forgotten — or had chosen to forget — my own mantra. To make any old car reliable, you have to go through it from stem to stern and renew or replace everything that wears through use. These are 50-year-old cars, and most of them haven’t been properly maintained. 14 A happy kid with his first car Sports Car Market selling on Bring A Trailer for under $15,000. Would I have been better off buying a finished car for $26,000? Perhaps — if I found one locally with a professionally built engine and years of thoughtful, precise care. However, once you start down the road of bringing an old car to life, there’s no way to stop until you are finished. I’m aware that this is a very dangerous car in terms of surviving an accident. If you get hit hard, it’s over. However, life is full of risks, and you can’t live in a bubble. I’ve made the decision that I will take Bradley in the car with me, and we’ll only drive on back roads. He will get to experience sitting in his own car, driving on back roads with his dad. I hope I don’t come to regret this decision. The Bugeye has cost me a bit more than a year’s tuition at The International School, where Bradley has been enrolled in the Spanish Immersion Program since age 4. Each experience is an investment in his future, in a different way. As a parent, your obligation is to encourage your child to have a variety of interests — and then assist him in turning those into valuable experiences. By doing this, you’re preparing your child for a full, rich life. We’ll see you on the road, on Father’s Day. ♦


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Crossing the Block Garrett Long Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Russo and Steele Where: Newport Beach, CA When: June 2–4 Last year: 160/283 cars sold / $6.4m More: www.russoandsteele.com Featured cars: • 1965 Porsche 911 • 1957 Chevrolet Corvette VanDerBrink Auctions Where: Warrensburg, MO When: June 3 More: www.vanderbrinkauctions.com Featured cars: • 1969 Ford Q-code Mustang • 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS • 1960 MG Magnette MK III Bonhams Where: Greenwich, CT When: June 4 Last year: 81/105 cars sold / $5.4m More: www.bonhams.com Featured car: • 2005 Ford GT • 1932 Bugatti Type 49 H&H Auctioneers Where: Surrey, U.K. When: June 6 More: www.classic-auctions.com Featured cars: • 1996 Subaru Impreza WRC 97 • 1962 Jaguar E-type 3.8 Leake Where: Tulsa, OK When: June 9–11 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.taylor@sportscarmarket.com. MAY 4–6—VICARI Nocona, TX 5–6—SMITH Jonesboro, AR 5–7—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Mississauga, ON, CAN 6—VANDERBRINK Hustisford, WI 8—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 11—H&H Derbyshire, U.K. 11–13—AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN 13—BONHAMS Newport Pagnell, U.K. 13—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 16–21—MECUM Indianapolis, IN 17—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 17—SILVER Spokane, WA 18—COYS London, U.K. 20—SILVER Missoula, MT 20–21—LUCKY Tacoma, WA 21—BONHAMS Francorchamps, BEL 22—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 27—RM SOTHEBY’S Lake Como, ITA 20 27—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Midland, TX JUNE 2–4—RUSSO AND STEELE Newport Beach, CA 3—VANDERBRINK Warrensburg, MO 4—BONHAMS Greenwich, CT 6—H&H Surrey, U.K. 9–11—LEAKE Tulsa, OK 10—CCA Leamington Spa, U.K. 10—VANDERBRINK Sioux Falls, SD 13—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 16–17—MECUM Portland, OR 16–18—ELECTRIC GARAGE Calgary, AB, CAN 17—ACA King’s Lynn, U.K. 17—MOTOSTALGIA Indianapolis, IN 17—SILVER Coeur d’Alene, ID 18—MOSSGREEN-WEBB’S Auckland, N.Z. 21–24—BARRETTJACKSON Uncasville, CT 22—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 23–24—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 24—BRIGHTWELLS Bicester, U.K. 24—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 24–25—AUCTIONS AMERICA Santa Monica, CA 29—COYS Sussex, U.K. 30—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. JULY 1–2—SILVER Jackson Hole, WY 2—ARTCURIAL Monte Carlo, MCO 7–8—SMITHS Cape Girardeau, MO 8—VICARI New Orleans, LA 8—PETERSEN Roseburg, OR 8—SILVER Spokane, WA 12—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 15–16—VANDERBRINK Norwalk, ID 18—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 20–22—MECUM Denver, CO 26—H&H Duxford, U.K. 27–30—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 27–29—GAA Greensboro, NC 29—RM SOTHEBY’S Plymouth, MI Sports Car Market CCA Where: Leamington Spa, U.K. When: June 10 More: www.classiccarauctions.co.uk VanDerBrink Auctions Where: Sioux Falls, SD When: June 10 More: www.vanderbrinkauctions.com Barons Classic Car Auctions Where: Surrey, U.K. When: June 13 More: www.barons-auctions.com Mecum Where: Portland, OR When: June 16–17 Last year: 297/478 cars sold / $9.3m More: www.mecum.com Featured cars: • 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro • 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Electric Garage Where: Calgary, AB, CAN When: June 16–18 More: www.theelectricgarage.com Star Car: 1962 Jaguar XKE 3.8 at H&H in Surrey, U.K. Last year: 391/571 cars sold / $8.4m More: www.leakecar.com Anglia Car Auctions Where: King’s Lynn, U.K. When: June 17 More: www.angliacarauctions.co.uk Motostalgia Where: Indianapolis, IN When: June 17 Last year: 29/72 cars sold / $1.6m More: www.motostalgia.com Silver Auctions Where: Coeur d’ Alene, ID When: June 17 Last year: 32/78 cars sold / $393k More: www.silverauctions.com Artcurial Where: Paris, FRA When: June 18 More: www.artcurial.com Barrett-Jackson Where: Uncasville, CT When: June 21–24 Last year: 553/574 / $25.7m More: www.barrett-jackson.com


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Crossing the Block Garrett Long Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro at Mecum in Portland, OR Brightwells Auctioneers Where: Leominster, U.K. When: June 22 More: www.brightwells.com Raleigh Classic Car Auctions Where: Raleigh, NC When: June 23–24 More: www.raleighclassic.com Southern Classic Where: Murfreesboro, TN When: June 24 More: www.southernclassics.com Brightwells Auctioneers Where: Bicester, U.K. When: June 24 More: www.brightwells.com Auctions America Where: Santa Monica, CA When: June 24–25 Last year: 163/258 / $13.9m More: www.auctionsamerica.com Bonhams Where: Chichester, U.K. When: June 30 Last year: 54/88 / $9m More: www.bonhams.com Featured cars: • 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost • 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS • 1936 Alfa Romeo 6C Special ♦ Star Car: 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS at Bonhams’ Chichester, U.K., sale 22 Sports Car Market


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com JUNE CALENDAR 3 Gilmore Heritage Auto Show, Los Angeles, CA; www.farmersmarketla.com 3–4 32nd Annual Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance, Huntington Beach, CA; www.hbconcours.org 11 34th Annual Colorado Concours and Exotic & Sports Car Show, Littleton, CO; www.coloradoconcours.org Two Concours — and Bugattis! The 22nd Annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance is from June 3 to 4. This unique event, which is really two concours, takes place in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT. Saturday, June 3, is for American cars and Sunday, June 4, is for imported marques. Bugatti is the fea- tured marque on Sunday, and race cars from the Lime Rock Historic Festival also will be on display. The gates open at 10 a.m. on both days. Tickets at the gate are $40 for one day or $60 for the whole weekend. You get a better deal if you buy from the website before the concours weekend. For more information, please visit www.greenwichconcours.com (CT) 17–18 24 Hours of Le Mans, France; www.24hlemans.com 18 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, Beverly Hills, CA; www.rodeodrive-bh. com 23–26 Goodwood Festival of Speed, England; www.goodwood.com Celebrating 40 Years in Cincinnati The 40th Annual Cincinnati Corvette Lovefest — and Hot Laps Bloomington Gold will arrive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway when the track is still warm from the Indy 500 Race. This year’s celebration of Corvette excellence and originality hits The Brickyard from June 22 to 24. Laps around that famous track are on the menu this year, so bring your Corvette! Your speed on the track will be limited to 60 mph, but the thrill of coming out of a turn and hitting the straightaway is a bucket-list experience for any gearhead. This is the 45th year of this long-running Corvette show, and thousands of Corvette lovers flock in each year. This is the place to see the nicest, most-original Corvettes around. Many people hope their car is original enough to win a coveted Gold Certification, a Survivor Award or the top-of-the-mountain Benchmark Award. This is more than a judging event. The GoldMine has dozens of Corvettes for sale, there is a Corvette sale area, driving tours and much more. For more information, please visit www.bloomingtongold. com (IN) 24 Concours d’Elegance rolls out the Best of 40 Years of Automotive Excellence on June 11 in Cincinnati, Ohio. More than 200 premier collector vehicles will glide into the formal gardens of historic Ault Park, and 50 Years of Camaro and Firebird is the special display. Custom Tuners and Factory-Backed Tuners are also stars this year. This concours was known as the Ault Park Concours until November 2016. The Concours d’Elegance starts at 10 a.m. on June 11. Advance-purchase tickets are $20 if you buy online by June 4. For more information visit www. ohioconcours.com (OH) Sports Car Market Gregg Merksamer


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Art on Wheels Museum Openings and Exhibits Send announcements to insideline@sportscarmarket.com Gilmore Starts Summer With the Classics The Gilmore Car Museum always hits high gear during the sum- mer months, and the Classic Car Club of America Museum Grand Experience on June 4 is the perfect way to start the season. A lineup of Full Classics is expected — along with some great American and European roadsters, sports and touring cars from 1915 to 1965. Clive Cussler, famous novelist, underwater explorer and car collec- tor, will serve as grand marshal. Admission is $12 per person. The Gilmore Car Museum is located at 6865 W. Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI 49060. For more information, visit www.gilmorecarmuseum.org or www.cccamuseum.org. (MI) Eagles Land in Los Angeles Eagles — in the form of Dan Gurney’s race cars — are roosting at the Petersen Automotive Museum this summer. “The Eagles Have Landed: Dan Gurney’s All American Racers” features 11 of Gurney’s famous racers, including the first Eagle Indy Car of 1966 and the CART Champ car built in 1999. The exhibition takes a special look at Gurney’s 1967 win at Spa, which was the first — and only — time an American won a Grand Prix race in a car he built himself. Museum admission is $15 for adults and $7 for children ages 3 to 12. The museum is on Los Angeles’ famous Museum Row at 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. For more information, visit www.petersen.org. (CA) Star-Studded Rides John Wayne once owned a 1953 Corvette, and it’s no surprise that Elvis Presley tooled around in a 1973 Cadillac Eldorado Custom coupe. These cars — and 12 other cars of the stars — are on exhibit at the National Auto Museum in Reno, NV. Andy Griffith’s 1912 Baker Electric Model V is on display, as is John F. Kennedy’s 1962 Lincoln Continental convertible. The museum is also home to many cars from the famous Harrah’s Collection. Other exhibits this summer are “Bill Harrah 1911–1978 Legendary Collector” and “1908 New York to Paris Auto Race.” Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for ages 6 to 18. The museum is at 10 South Lake Street, Reno, NV 89501. For more information, visit www.automuseum.org. (NV) ♦ 26 Sammy Davis Jr.’s Duesenberg SSJ roadster (1971 replica) Sports Car Market


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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auction Editor Garrett Long garrett.long@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Data Specialist Chad Taylor chad.taylor@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, Dave Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors MARK MOSKOWITZ, SCM Contributor and Auction Analyst, is a retired surgeon who has raced anything he could, including stock cars on dirt and asphalt, sports racers, Formula cars and so on. An occasionally winning driver for two decades in Legend cars, he also was a factory pilot for its evolution, the Thunder Roadster, during its initial season. He is director and curator of the now-private Museum of Automobile History and manages the estate of renowned automotive artist Carlo Demand. He serves on the board of directors of Carolina Motorsports Park and is vice chairman of the board of directors of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. He is a frequent concours judge. He favors British sports cars, including Allards, but claims none worthy of show, and owns four Lotuses. Turn to p. 116 for his report on Bonhams’ Amelia Island auction. 30 STEVE AHLGRIM, SCM Contributing Editor, taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer in Atlanta, for which he served as general manager and vice president. His first car was a 1964 Nova SS convertible, quickly followed by a 1967 Mustang fastback, a Porsche 914 and a Lotus Europa. In his adult years, he has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for more than 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. Turn to p. 68 for his profile of a 1995 Ferrari F50. PHILIP RICHTER, SCM Contributor, writes the weekly blog “Turtle Garage: Cars and Motorcycles with Stories.” He still owns the Honda 50 that sparked his love of nimble, motorized things. He collects vintage BMW motorcycles and German cars. He is treasurer of the United States Equestrian Team Foundation and president of Hollow Brook Wealth Management LLC, a New York Citybased private investment firm. He also serves on several boards, including the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center, where he advises on the educational program and car collection. Turn to p. 46 for his “Collecting Thoughts” story on the 2017 Revs Institute and to p. 82 for his profile of a 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight.


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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 One problem with this Ferrari is that one almost literally needs to be a midget to get in and drive it! A Wow Car With a Tough Fit To the Editor: I just received my latest SCM and read Miles Collier’s “Collecting Thoughts” article with interest (May 2017, “A Wow Deal for a Wow Ferrari Prototype,” p. 52). One problem with this Ferrari is that one almost literally needs to be a midget to get in and drive it! I tried, and at around 5 feet, 7 inches tall, my bald head was pressed up against the roof! I guess one might be able to modify the seats and gain another inch or so, but it would be a shame to make modifications to such an original vehicle. Interesting also to see how low it is compared to a regular Dino. Good looking, however! — Miles Morris, via email Miles Collier replies: Ah. 32 Interesting. I, of course, did not see the physical artifact, let alone try to slip behind the wheel. A car that original probably doesn’t want too much use, so maybe that ergonomic problem will contribute to its preservation. Point is, I doubt anyone bought it to use it a bunch. If it were to be used, I’d look at trying to engineer brand-new seats that fit the extant mounts/rails or what have you. Was the new buyer a small person, or will the cockpit come as a shock? “Unconventional Wisdom” Love To the Editor: Just got my new Sports Car Market and could not wait to sit down with it! Went right to my favorite writer’s page and wanted to cry (May 2017, “Unconventional Wisdom,” p. 56). There was my favorite car in the world, a Fly Yellow 275 GTB. It further confirms my assessment that Donald Osborne has perfect taste. One day I hope to hire the consummate professional Mr. Osborne to help me find my perfect GTB. Until then, I will be happy reading Donald’s column and seeing 275 GTBs in SCM and at concours events. It is the most beautiful car in the world. — Pam Shewan, New Smyrna, FL “Unconventional Wisdom” Advice To the Editor: Interesting piece this month (May 2017, “Unconventional Wisdom,” p. 56). You could have cut to the chase a lot sooner, however. “Don’t ask me any car ques- tions if you see me at an auction or I’ll charge you,” would have summed things up more efficiently. Relative fame has an interest- ing effect on people. — Andy Pecota, San Jose, CA Wallenda — Not McQueen — on Life To the Editor: In reference to an entry on the RM Sotheby’s Paris auction report (May 2017, p. 101), on a 2016 Porsche 911R coupe’s door sill signs that quoted Steve McQueen regarding racing and life: “Racing is life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.” I am sure I will raise the ire of many Steve McQueen fans, but this bears straightening out. McQueen, or his writers/produc- Sports Car Market © Artcurial / Alexis Bocquet


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You WriAd Indexte We Read Aerovault .................................................................... 114 AIG PC Global Services, Inc ....................................... 35 Aston Martin of New England ..................................... 59 Auctions America ......................................................... 37 Auto Kennel ................................................................169 Automobilia Monterey ...............................................177 Automotive Restorations Inc......................................147 Autosport Designs Inc ................................................155 Autosport Groups ......................................................... 97 Barrett-Jackson .....................................................7, 9, 35 Bennett Law Office .................................................... 118 Beverly Hills Car Club ...............................................169 Bonhams / UK ........................................................21, 23 Canepa ........................................................................141 Cars, Inc. ....................................................................... 27 Cars, Inc. ....................................................................... 29 Centerline Alfa Parts...................................................153 Central Classic Cars ...................................................100 Charles Prince Classic Cars........................................101 Chequered Flag International .....................................159 Cincinnati Concours Foundation ................................. 31 Classic Investments ....................................................141 Classic Showcase.......................................................... 85 Colorado Concours - ACCO ........................................ 93 Concorso Italiano.......................................................... 64 Copley Motorcars ........................................................... 8 D. L. George Coachworks ............................................ 61 deGarmo Ltd., Classic Motorcars ..............................157 Dobson Motorsport.....................................................144 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. ................................... 28 Driversource Houston LLC ....................................16–17 Eaton Peabody ............................................................136 European Collectibles.................................................125 Evans Cooling Systems Inc. ......................................... 25 Exotic Classics ............................................................139 Fantasy Junction ..........................................................111 Foreign Cars Italia ......................................................137 Forest Grove Concours................................................. 42 Fourintune Garage Inc ................................................145 Girardo & Co ................................................................ 19 Gooding & Company .................................................2–3 Greensboro Auto Auction ...........................................149 Greenwich Concours D’Elegance ..............................131 Grundy Insurance ......................................................... 77 GT Motor Cars LLC ...................................................179 Gullwing Group ..........................................................122 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. .........................................161 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. ................................... 91 Hahn-Vorbach & Associates LLC ..............................123 Heggen Law Office, P.C. ............................................132 Heritage Classics .......................................................... 49 High Mountain Classics .............................................153 Hoffmann’s Auto ........................................................151 Holt Motorsports Inc ..................................................162 Hyman, LTD ............................................................... 119 Intercity Lines ............................................................... 51 JC Taylor .....................................................................133 JJ Best Banc & Co ......................................................167 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance ...............................155 Kevin Kay Restorations .............................................105 Kidston .......................................................................... 11 Kinekt .........................................................................177 Kurt Tanner Motorcars ...............................................162 LBI Limited ................................................................163 Leake Auction Company .............................................. 43 Legendary Motorcar Company ..................................151 Lory Lockwood .......................................................... 117 Macy’s Garage Ltd. ....................................................120 McCollister’s Auto Transport ....................................... 53 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center .................................... 33 Mercedes-Benz Museum GmbH ...............................124 Mershon’s World Of Cars...........................................145 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ......................................122 Misselwood Concours d’Elegance .............................121 Motorcar Classics .......................................................127 Motorsport Auction Group LLC ................................129 New England Auto Auction .......................................157 New England Concours LLC ......................................... 6 Northwest European ...................................................140 Olympian Cars ............................................................ 114 Park Place LTD ...........................................................103 Passport Transport ........................................................ 99 Paul Russell And Company ........................................143 Pebble Beach RetroAuto .............................................. 36 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix ...................................151 Plycar Automotive Logistics ........................................ 41 Premier Sports Cars ....................................................150 Putnam Leasing ..........................................................180 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd...........................................109 Race Ramps ................................................................107 Reliable Carriers ........................................................... 89 RM Sotheby’s ............................................................... 13 Robert Glover LTD.....................................................159 Ronald McDonald House ...........................................135 Russo and Steele LLC ................................................4–5 Speed Digital .............................................................. 115 Sports Car Classics - SL Klassics ............................... 95 Sports Car Shop ..........................................................163 St Bernard Church ......................................................162 Steve Anderson Illustrations.......................................141 Stoddard NLA-LLC ..................................................... 55 Sun Valley Auto Club ................................................... 18 Swisstrax Corporation .................................................. 54 Swissvax Marine .......................................................... 39 Symbolic International ................................................. 15 T.D.C. Risk Management ............................................. 35 The Creative Workshop ................................................ 45 The Stable, Ltd. ............................................................ 65 The Toy Store Inc. ......................................................149 The Werk Shop ...........................................................148 Tony Labella Classic Cars ..........................................126 TYCTA ......................................................................... 84 Vintage Car Law .........................................................150 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ........................................ 113 Vintage Rallies ............................................................143 Watchworks ................................................................177 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. ...............................................161 West Coast Classics, LLC ..........................................177 White Post Restorations .............................................145 34 ers, lifted that statement from the great tightrope walker Karl Wallenda. This has been credited to McQueen so many times that it seems like fact. And people continue to perpetuate the error. It is a discredit to a performer who truly lived and died for his art. Karl Wallenda is not only credited for saying it, but it was actually his life credo. The original quote attributed to Karl Wallenda is: “Life is on the wire, the rest is just waiting.” Give credit where credit is due. Just saying. — Nic Georgieff, via email Porsche 901 Cab Prototype Clarifications To the Editor: I’d like to make the following clarifications to my May profile on the Porsche 901 cabriolet prototype (German Profile, p. 76): There were 13 Porsche Type 901 coupe prototypes built, numbered 13321 to 13330 plus 13352, 300001 and 300002. The subject car, the cabriolet prototype, was 13360, built mid-1964 after all but the 300001 and 002 coupes. Karmann was commissioned to build that cab prototype with a substantially reinforced tub. That car was not an existing prototype that was modified. The differences in construc- tion and trim between Don Meluzio’s earlier prototype coupe 13327 and the later prototype cab 13360 were many, as I noted in the profile. The cabriolet was a more production-like car that did not have many of the quirky 356-like and hand-made aspects of the coupe. Those factors were prime determinants of the difference in values. The prototype cab was still very well bought. — Prescott Kelly Alfa Romeo Duetto or GTV? To the Editor: I enjoy watching Keith Martin on “What’s My Car Worth?” very much, and have a question for him: Alfa Duetto or GTV? I’m looking at a really nice 1969 Spider (I know, not technically a Duetto, but it has the beautiful boattail nonetheless) or a 1973 GTV. Both cars are very clean and in the $40k range. Which one do you think has more investment potential? Appreciate any guidance you’d be willing to share. Wish I could buy them both! — David Hughes, via email Keith Martin replies: David, you’re not going to go wrong with either car — so long as you buy one that is properly sorted and set up. Both models have been on a real uptick over the past four years, and $50,000 no longer seems unusual for a very nice Duetto. In the long term, I would suggest that the Duetto has more upside. There were fewer built, and convertibles always bring more than coupes. If you have a choice, I would look for a 1967 model (or a very rare 1968 Canadian carbureted 1750) rather than the 1969 model. Both 1969 GTVs and roundtails showed the effects of DOT and EPA regulations. They are simply not as pure as the 1967-and-earlier models. It’s not just the SPICA injection that sets them apart — it’s the sidemarker lights, the headrests, etc. They are simply different cars. ♦ In the long term, I would suggest that the Duetto has more upside. Sports Car Market


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg The Sonata Cathedral represents two signific The Ulysse Nardin Sonata Cathedral for the renowned Swiss haute horology firm Ulyss The Sonata Cathedral was their first wholly movement, and it was the world’s first alarm-f wristwatch that operated in a 24-hour mode. In contrast to other watches, the alarm can b to ring at a specified time in 24 hours rather th the traditional 12-hour alarms offered by other firms. Further, instead of using the traditional hammer-and-post buzzer alarm, the Sonata employs a hammer tapping on a gong wire to emit a crystal-clear high-pitched ringing. The Sonata Cathedral is a special time piece from one of the oldest — and most innovative — firms in the industry. Ulysse Nardin established his firm in LeLoc Switzerland, in 1846, and family members h guided the company for five generations. They m fine marine chronometers, pocket watches and, e tually, wristwatches. Like many Swiss brands, Nardin suffered du quartz-watch crisis when Asian manufacturi brought about the total collapse of the Swiss watc In 1983, Swiss entrepreneur Rolf W. Schnyder b firm and re-established Nardin as an industry l after acquiring the brand, Schnyder teamed up wit Oechslin. On a whim, Oechslin — a holder of doctorates in the fields of philosophy, astronomy and history of applied sciences — earned a master watchmakers certificate as well. Early in their association, Oechslin and Schnyder created a trio of insanely complicated timepieces known as the “Trilogy of Time.” These included the Astrolabium Galileo Galilei, the Planetarium Copernicus and the Details Production date: 2003 Best place to NOT wear one: Do not wear this watch after your bachelor party and expect it to wake you in the morning. You will be in trouble. is best): Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Tellurium Johannes Kepler. These are all examples of micro-mechanical engineering applied to time keeping and astronomical observation. Although it is not celestially ori- ented, the Sonata Cathedral watch is a highly complex time piece comprising nearly 400 individual parts, Neat Stuff by Jim Pickering Stay Inside the Lines g 109 ruby jewels. In addition to typical splay, the Sonata displays an alarm dial n be set to the minute (upper right), a down dial that displays the length of time he alarm function is activated (upper left), a-large calendar window, an indicator for m activation (on/off near 9:00) and a duale dial, which can display a second time ne in military time (lower). A remarkable aspect of the 24-hour alarm system is its link to the secondime-zone dial. If you are traveling and enter a different time zone, simply pushg the corrector buttons to either advance etard the away time automatically adjusts larm and activates it in the new time zone. usky without being oversized, the Sonata ures 42 mm, is decidedly not thin and, as at gold is heavy, has terrific heft. The dial s Cotes de Geneve stripes, myriad hands n a view of the chiming regulator, which he chime is in operation. The watch reree push buttons to operate: one to turn m on and off and two more to advance or revel-time feature. The watch also employs , one of which allows for both winding the watch in one direction and, in the opposite, winding up the alarm powered by a second mainspring. The second crown, which encircles the on/off button, allows for exact setting of the alarm function. The chime feature of the Sonata is not terribly loud and may not waken even a light sleeper. This limitation did not go unnoticed, as evidenced by the “bench” supplied within the watch’s box. Housed inside the box is a beautiful metal structure in a thin-walled mahogany box that acts as a resonator when the watch is laid upon it, naturally amplifying the ringing of the chime. The Nardin Sonata watch is a marvelous example of ingenuity, creativity, micro engineering, metalsmithing and other related artistic expressions to fascinate and beguile watch aficionados. This watch embodies the “want” of the industry rather than the “need.” It can be bought in the low $20,000 range — the release price is over $50,000. So that may remove a little of the hurt that comes from scratching that itch. Cover It Without Covering It Car cov- Maybe you like your 911s red. Or maybe green. Or how about orange? With Colour Your Classic Car, the only limit is your colored-pencil count. Labeled as a “coloring book for adults,” this book by François Roussel features 62 representations of historic vehicles on 128 high-quality, thick, specialty pages. Each page is even bound for removal, so you can pull out your best Fiats, Beetles, 308s, DeLoreans and Citroëns and hang them on the fridge. Your spouse will love it. Learn more at www.DeliusKlasing.de, or get it on Amazon.com for $14.95. 38 ers are great at protecting your classic, but if you’re the type to get lost in your garage, gazing at your car when you’re supposed to be taking out the trash, they’re kind of a drag. Covercraft has come up with a genius solution to this with its all-new ViewShield car cover. It is designed to allow people to admire a car while still protecting it from dust, handprints and smudges. Each cover is custom patterned for a perfect fit. They’re machine washable, stain- and water-repellent, and are light and easy to handle. The protection you need and the view you want — it’s the best of both worlds. Prices start at $286. Learn more at www.covercraft.com. ♦ Sports Car Market


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Chassis 57473 Here is a superb new 1:18-scale model of the third of four Bugatti Atlantics, with its later restyled body by Joseph Figoni. This is a true limited-edition piece from Ilario Models. Only 120 models have been produced — divided among three colors. This wonderful, hand-built model does justice to the Paul Russell and Company restoration of the real car. The fit and finish inside and out are flawless. The smooth, high-gloss gray paint is free of blemishes, and it contrasts well with the correct tanand-beige interior. The model is a very highly detailed curbside piece (no opening panels), and it comes mounted on a very attractive display base. Looking Model Details Production date: 2017 Quantity: 80 gray, 20 maroon, 20 black SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: www.ilario.com ( is best) through the windows, you’ll see simulated wood trim, along with many beautiful, delicate chrome parts — including the seat tracks. The superb dashboard has legible gauges with clear “glass” and thin chrome bezels. The headliner is accurate. There is a housing for the wiper motor and a rear-mounted dome light. Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Trans-Am Era: The Golden Years in Photographs: 1966–1972 by Daniel Lipetz, 224 pages, David Bull, $61.82 (Amazon) I recently stumbled across a photo I shot at the last round of the 1970 Trans-Am season at Riverside. It’s race morning and Dan Gurney and Swede Savage are talking intently with a crew member (I think Bob Tarozzi, team manager). Gurney is draped over an engine hoist. Just seeing it again made me happy. The same week I got a copy of Trans-Am Era, the newcomer in a shelf full of books on one of the most exciting periods in American racing history. Yes! Vintage racer Daniel Lipetz has a bad case of Trans-Am fever, and he has been behind the wheel of a ’67 Camaro, the Dan Gurney/Swede Savage 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, and the Boss 302 Mustang Parnelli Jones drove to the 1970 title. But Lipetz wanted to know more about the cars and the series, and his research turned into this book. It focuses on the first generation of the Trans-Am, the period where it grew into a full-on way for the manufacturers to sell their muscle cars with on-track victories. Ford, Mercury, Chevrolet, Pontiac, American Motors and Dodge all fielded teams. Some of the biggest stars of the era were behind the wheel, from Parnelli Jones (who does a lovely forward to the book) to Dan Gurney, George Folmer, Sam Posey, Mark Donohue, Milt Minter and Vic Elford. It was also the era of potentially the most cheating in the shortest time 40 period in racing, with cars running roughshod over the rule book and tech inspectors seemingly blind to everything but the possibility of costing the series a major car company’s involvement. Acid-dipping roofs for lightening was just the most obvious attack on the rules. From illegal parts to nitro in the fuel, it was the Wild West in the paddock. In other words, it was great fun, with nearly gladiatorial racing at times. Chock-full of great images and a readable history, Trans-Am Era will bring back plenty of those happy memories. Provenance: Lipetz is a guy who hustles an ex-Parnelli Jones Trans-Am Mustang around the vintage circuit, and the lure to learn more about the series turned him into a dogged researcher, which led to the book. Fit and finish: Nicely designed, with text and images well handled. The printing is top notch as well. Drivability: It’s subtitled The Golden Years in Photographs, which might make you think it’s more of a coffee table book than it is. There is actually a good balance of text and images. And while many of the images are fresh finds, it’s the text that is most surprising. It’s clearly written with plenty of revealing anecdotes. It will leave you wishing you could go back in time and experience the glory of the Trans-Am era all over again. ♦ Sports Car Market Outside it’s all there, including strips of simulated rivet detailing down the center of the body, at the tops of the fenders, and over the headlight housings. At the rear, they have even modeled the bent license plate — just as it should be. The wheels are correctly painted silver, with chrome knockoffs and separate valve stems. This model is worth every penny at approximately $550 plus shipping. ♦


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Affordable Classic Second-Gen Mazda RX-7 Better — and Uglier — Than the Original Avoid cars that boy racers molested — especially if you’re considering a turbocharged model by Jeff Zurschmeide 1990 Mazda RX-7 convertible enjoyment potential. Mazda brought out the first RX-7 in 1978, and it was a dramatic de- P parture from their admirable line of rotary-engine coupes and sedans of the 1970s. But the RX-7 was also a return to a compelling sports car formula that had been promised with the original Cosmo 110S of the 1960s. The new RX-7 offered comparable performance to the Alfa Spider and the Datsun 280ZX of the same year, but it was priced 20% lower than those competitors. A risky redesign The first generation of the RX-7 lasted through the 1984 model year, selling 471,018 units and making Mazda into a relevant automaker in America. But when it came time to update the model, Mazda departed from the sleek directness of the first generation RX-7 and took a big risk. By the mid-1980s, Porsche Details Years produced: 1985–91 Price when new: $15,095 in 1985 and $34,000 in 1991 Number produced: 272,027 Current SCM Valuation: $9,000 Pros: A fun, inexpensive sports car Cons: It will always be an inexpensive sports car. Boy racers ruined a lot of these cars Best place to drive one: On a nice, twisty two-lane road to join other Japanese-car addicts for dinner Worst place to drive one: Out of a former racer’s garage A typical owner is: A Japanese car fan who is intrigued with rotary engines and having lots of fun on the cheap 44 had made a success of the watercooled 924 and 944 using much the same formula as the RX-7, but at a dramatically higher price. The second-generation RX-7 borrowed the rounded-fender styling cues from the 924 in an attempt to move upmarket. Although the RX-7 continued to sell very well, the new design never had the lasting appeal of the original. The second-gen cars were built from 1985 through 1991. Mazda introduced the convert- ible RX-7 in 1988 and kept it in production through the end of the second generation in 1991. To tell 1986 Mazda RX-7 coupe Sports Car Market ity the second-generation Mazda RX-7. The FC, as it’s known to rotary cognoscenti, has always trailed its older brothers in desirability — if not in performance. And while that’s not strictly fair, it has kept prices attractively low on a car that has a lot of the truth, the ragtops are the most attractive of the second-generation cars. The convertible somehow avoids the overweight appearance of the coupe. Performance counts Before you dismiss the second-gen RX-7, take a moment and con- sider its merits. This car is a better performer than the original. The most powerful of the first-generation cars made 135 horsepower. The second generation boosted that to 146 horses for the normally aspirated 13B rotary — and up to 182 horsepower for the turbocharged version. Those numbers were bumped up to 160 horsepower for the 13B and 200 horsepower for the turbo in 1990. There were more improvements under the skin, starting with an in- dependent rear suspension that made the FC less prone to oversteer than the original RX-7 with its solid rear axle. The second-generation RX-7 also got rack-and-pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes as standard equipment. The RX-7 Turbo II was a mid-year addition in 1986. Armed with a twin-scroll turbo that eliminated lag, the rotary engine was now a serious screamer with competitive power and a 7,000-rpm redline. As mentioned, the Turbo II got an additional boost to 200 horsepower for the final two years of production. Images courtesy of Mecum Auctions


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Buying an RX-7 Don’t plan on hitting the auction circuit for a second-gen RX-7, unless you mean the dealers’ used-car auction. Only two or three second-gen RX-7s turn up in the SCM Platinum Auction Database every year, and most of those sell under $5,000. If you search back 10 years, the prices are the same. As a result, with few exceptions, the second-generation RX-7 is found on Craigslist. Bring your best used-car game with any RX-7. Look for overall con- dition and watch out for cars that boy racers molested over the years, especially if you’re considering a turbocharged model. Given that the youngest of these cars is now 25 years old, and rotaries are expensive to repair, investing in a pre-purchase inspection by a shop with credible knowledge of rotary engines is critical. The 1990–91 cars are more powerful, more refined and generally bet- ter. Convertibles may have had a gentler life than coupes, and will tend to cost a little bit more money, but not a lot. Be patient and wait for the best one you can find. Although the convertible was never turbocharged for the United States, there are some Japanese Domestic Market right-hand-drive turbo convertibles out there in the world. Track down one of those if you want a unicorn. Above all, don’t talk yourself into paying a price that is wildly out of range for the breed. You’ll never get it back. Cash appreciation on an RX-7 is negligible. There were 272,027 of the second-gen cars produced — on top of nearly half a million of the first generation. If you want an RX-7 with upside potential, you need to be looking at the much rarer, faster and prettier third generation, with fewer than 70,000 made. The best reason to buy a second-generation RX-7 is to drive a pleasant rotary-engine car with good performance and only a small slice of your savings invested in the vehicle. A little more time is all that’s required for this affordable classic. ♦ June 2017 45


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Collecting Thoughts Revs Institute Symposium Four Days of Listening to the Artifact For a car restoration to work, the forensics must be dead-on — and the poetics must be preserved by Philip Richter David Swig and Scott George discuss the importance, care and feeding, character and design specifics associated with the 1958 Scarab, chassis 003 “Cars have a narrative that tells us of the time from which they came.” — Keith Martin I n March, I drove from Palm Beach to Naples, FL, in my SL55 AMG to attend the ninth Biennial Revs Institute Symposium on Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car. The drive across Florida’s Alligator Alley in an overpowered German beast turned out to be the perfect appetizer for what became an extraordinary four-day gourmet automobile buffet. Revs is an acronym that stands for Researching Evolution of Vehicles in Society. Miles and Parker Collier host this event, and it is held at their spectacular car museum in Naples. This unique conclave occurs every two years and covers collecting, restoration, legacy and the future of automobiles. There were several elective sessions, and we were free to design our own tours with the help of expert faculty. Presenters, speakers, panel members and symposium attendees represented the gold standard of influential collectors and key players in the collector car world. Pulitzer Prize-winning automotive journalists dined beside world-renowned restoration experts. A banquet of cars — and ideas On opening night we had dinner at the museum amid Enzo Ferrari’s personal 1962 Superamerica, a 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK, and a gaggle of rare Porsche race cars from the 1960s. The meticulously maintained building is a state- of-the-art, purpose-built facility — a hurricane-proof architectural masterpiece. The walls are adorned with beautifully reproduced period photographs. Every car in the collection is significant. Each has a detailed description and is either completely original or has been meticulously restored to a condition that is precise to its date of manufacture. Lectures and interactive sessions covered topics from estate planning for collections to the rise of modern collectibles. Industry luminaries such as Keith Martin, Donald Osborne, Miles Collier, John Draneas and David Swig led sessions. An artist sketched each lecture in real time on a huge tapestry-like canvas, in a process called “graphic recording.” Thinking, questioning and talking The presentations sparked serious thoughts and spir- ited and charged conversations. Some questions that arose for collectors to consider: When is a car too valuable to use? Are replicas acceptable? Do you use a car or save it? How important is origi- Visitors got a taste of the multi-year restoration of a rare Porsche 907 racer 46 nality? What is the future of the preservation class? Am I getting a good deal on a car and am I making a Sports Car Market Images courtesy of the Revs Institute


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friend in the process? Buying a car is a personal decision. How much should we rely on key experts versus making our own decision? Advice can often be a double-edged sword. None of these questions have absolute answers. Participants commented with candor — a reflection of the relaxed nature of the symposium. On the topic of the growing demand for delivery-mile collector cars, one partici- pant exclaimed, “The concept of an unused new-old car is like saving your wife for her next husband!” A noted collector contrasted himself with strict preservationists by referring to himself as a “car molester.” “In my early years of collecting I immediately painted every car I bought red,” he proclaimed unabashedly. Why we collect cars One session covered the seven engagement factors for collectors: nostalgia, aesthet- ics, mastery, technical, history, competition, and fellowship. Participants were polled on these seven points and data were collected and sorted. After lunch, we reviewed the statistical output to contemplate the median, mode, standard deviation and average of these data. The goal was to gain a further understanding of the diversity of our collecting habits, preferences and beliefs. It was a fascinating exercise, and the data demonstrated the dramatic variability in our tastes, views, priorities and preferences. Days at Revs often began with a statistical audience polling that was followed by rigorous analysis at the end of the day. Research before restoration or preservation The Revs Symposium exposed participants to what it really means to perform fo- rensic automotive research. We learned how true professionals complete a historically authentic restoration on a vehicle. As a group, we gained an understanding of the stark difference between a weekend hobbyist and a fanatical connoisseur. The key to a proper restoration is “listening to the artifact” and “using what the car tells us.” SCMers in Attendance Bob Bailey Racemark International Eddie Berrisford T.E. Berrisford Bruce Canepa Canepa Design Miles Collier The Revs Institute David Cooper Cooper Technica Lee Cross Robert Davis Jim Dolan Carter Doolittle John Draneas Draneas & Huglin, PC L.J. (Mots) du Pont Gary Dworkin The Revs Institute Mark Gessler HVA Phil Gumpert Steven Harris Steven Harris Architects John Lamm Jeff Lane Lane Motor Museum Fred Leydorf Jr. Historian Doug Nye and the 1939 Mercedes W154 “Silver Arrow” June 2017 47 Evert Louwman Louwman Museum Chris MacAllister Thomas Malloy Bruce Meyer Stephen Murphy Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage Charles Nearburg Matt Olcott Donald Osborne Automotive Valuation Services Bruce Perrone Denise Rodriguez CARS US Peter Sachs Raoul San Giorgi Leo Schigiel Charles Schoendorf Dr. Fred Simeone, M.D. Simeone Foundation Museum James Smalley Ryan Snodgrass Camilo Steuer Archie Urciuoli Bob White Steven Wolf David Word “Graphic recording” — an artist sketched the lectures in real time as they occurred One speaker nailed it: “Don’t let your Platonic ideal ruin the artifact! The artifact tries to tell you not to mess around with it!” The key to performing a proper restoration is notic- ing things like factory overspray, studying blueprints, viewing period photographs, looking at all historical documentation and carefully looking at old film footage. Restoring a race car is particularly difficult because our human instinct is to make everything perfect. But real vintage race cars left the factory with paint and panel fit that were not to production-car specifications. Paint added weight to the car, and lightweight fenders were approximately fitted. Manufacturers have left us fingerprints on each car, and these details should be respected and studied. As one speaker aptly put it, “A proper race car restoration is one that makes the car as big a piece of shit now as it


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Collecting Thoughts Revs Institute Symposium were an attempt to make a mold of the 907. Nobody knows for sure. The restoration group at the Collier Collection spent hundreds of hours carefully removing and correcting the fragile, paper-thin body panels. The prior owner had also spray-painted the entire engine bay and interior with heavy black paint. This non-factory paint was all carefully removed. The most nerve-wracking thing about doing this restoration was preserving the original five-millimeterthick windshield. It was very difficult to restore and remove the excess fiberglass without damaging the windscreen. A world-class research library We also were given a tour of the Collier Automotive Library, which has to be the most extensive and thoughtful automotive library in the world. This experience was totally overwhelming; the ex- A gaggle of 1960s-era Porsche racers provided a wonderful backdrop to the proceedings was then.” In the case of rare race cars, this means that things are not symmetrical and the paint is generally poor in quality. While you can never get a car back to its originality, you cannot substitute modern paint for old paint. Race cars with real patina are preferable to perfect cars. For a restoration to work, the forensics must be dead-on — and the poetics must be preserved. How important is this car? With less valuable, higher-production cars, you have certain license to do things that are reversible. If you are going to modify something, find a sacrificial car and build a tribute car. Some questions to ask yourself when embarking on a restoration project: How im- portant is the car? What’s your goal? Are the modifications reversible? What are your responsibilities to future generations with a legacy artifact? Scott George, the encyclopedic curator of the Revs Details If you find yourself heading to the west coast of Florida, do not miss seeing the Collier Collection at the Revs Institute. Visits are scheduled by appointment only, so visit revsinstitute.org or call 239.687.REVS. Also, visit the website for the fascinating, enormous (and growing) database of automobile literature and memorabilia. You will keep coming back, over and over again. Institute, took us through a physical tour of the multiyear restoration of a rare Porsche 907 race car. This car was acquired from a one-owner family in Switzerland. It had been lightly raced and then put away for 40 years. It was a very original specimen — save for one problem: At some point the owner tried to convert it to a street-legal road car, and in the process, made several alterations that needed to be undone and forensically corrected. The most troublesome modification was made to the lightweight fiberglass body panels. It is still not exactly clear why, but the prior owner added layers of fiberglass on top of the original bodywork. These modifications may have been done to strengthen the body or perhaps tensive artifacts almost eclipsed the impact of the cars themselves. We donned white cloth gloves and handled rare race posters and car brochures from the 1920s. We browsed the seemingly endless shelves of rare books, manuals, posters, blueprints and magazines. It would take years to even scratch the surface of all the contents. The museum is always engaged in acquiring more rare material. The team at Revs searches for entire collections that often take people a lifetime to create. Each month, Collier’s team archives more than 6,000 images and documents and adds them to the website. Eventually, all of the major library contents will be available online via a robust searchable database. A thoughtful approach with friends Words fail to describe what the Collier Collection has created in South Florida. The experience was simply unparalleled. The Collier Collection might not be largest car collection in the world (it’s very big!), but it certainly is the most thoughtful. Miles and Parker Collier have a deep respect for history, research, authenticity, and fellowship, and their collection as well as the event itself is a reflection of these core values. The Revs Symposium is rich in education and camaraderie. Over the course of four days, I met and befriended so many extraordinary people. Everyone was eager to learn from each other’s spe- cialties and particular interests. A shared passion for the collectible motorcar brought us all together to this remarkable place for an immersion in the best of the collector world. In short, it was this collector car fanatic’s idea of heaven. ♦ Never forget that they were meant to be driven 48 The quality of the food matched the quality of the camaraderie Sports Car Market


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Legal Files John Draneas Is There a Ferrari Odometer Rollback Hack? There is no evidence of widespread odometer tampering, but buyers should be watchful with 2010-or-later low-mileage Ferraris claims that Root advised him to do it, told him it was legitimate, and that it was “warranted” by Ferrari. Sales tax fraud As if the odometer rollback wasn’t bad enough, Root made more waves about what he claimed was complicity in sales tax fraud. As “Legal Files” has explained numerous times before, sales tax states often afford various exceptions that are of interest to car collectors. Under Florida law, no sales tax is imposed if a car is purchased from a Florida dealer by an out-of-state resident, the car is removed from Florida within 45 days — and it then stays outside of Florida for 180 days. To qualify for this exemption, the buyer must give a sworn statement attesting to the satisfaction of these requirements. Floridians frequently accomplish this by forming a Montana LLC to serve as the buyer. Root claims that he complained to management that McMillan and S ing. According to Root, the trouble started when Ferrari of Palm Beach brought in a new general manager, Jay Youmans, who took a dislike to Root and fired him to create a position for his young and inexperienced girlfriend. While that could be age discrimination, the more interesting part of the story involves claims of fraudulent odometer tampering on a LaFerrari and sales tax fraud. Key customer At the center of the controversy stands one of Root’s best customers, C. Steven McMillan, an avid Ferrari collector and retired CEO of Sara Lee Foods. McMillan purchased a LaFerrari from Root and actually put some miles on it. That affected the resale value of the LaFerrari, and McMillan was looking forward to purchasing an Aperta (LaFerrari Spyder) when it became available. One of the Ferrari of Palm Beach technicians took the shop’s Ferrari DEIS Diagnostics System device (an electronic device for the diagnostics of electronic control units) to McMillan’s garage and used it to reset the odometer from 243 to zero. The technician was paid in cash for his service. Finger pointing Root claims that he complained to management about the DEIS tester as soon as he learned of its capability. He also claims he warned McMillan against its use. Youmans learned about the reset of McMillan’s odometer from another technician, and sparks started flying. Youmans concluded that Root had directed the technician to do this — and then summarily fired Root. Root claims that Youmans made no investigation of the real facts, but just saw an opportunity to replace Root with his girlfriend. McMillan 50 o how does a seemingly innocuous firing of a car salesperson turn into a public-relations disaster for Ferrari? Easy — all sorts of unexpected consequences can arise when a Legal File is created. (Note: No one contacted by “Legal Files” was willing to speak on the record. Consequently, we drew heavily on court filings — mostly Bud Root’s at this stage — for the story.) Bud Root has spent 22 years happily and successfully selling Ferraris. He started at Shelton Ferrari and moved to Ferrari of Palm Beach when the Sheltons sold their dealership. At age 71, Root remains a workaholic with a large and loyal customer base. But the happy days ended abruptly when he was fired without warn- a number of other customers abused these procedures by giving the requisite affidavits and then never removing the cars from Florida — all with the knowledge and cooperation of the dealership. Root further alleges that after this all came out, the dealership went back to a number of these customers, including McMillan, and demanded that they pay the sales tax. Administrative actions Root also brought a Florida state administrative agency claim for age discrimination, which resulted in a finding that there was no reasonable cause to bring an age discrimination claim. Root appealed that finding — but later abandoned the appeal. In the course of all this, Ferrari of Palm Beach made Root a unilateral and unconditional offer of re-employment, which Root accepted. He remains employed by Ferrari of Palm Beach to this day, although it doesn’t seem like a happy situation. Lawsuits still filed Root’s re-employment did not eliminate Root’s legal claims. He has filed suit against Ferrari of Palm Beach, Youmans and McMillan alleging defamation, violation of the Florida whistleblower statute, and wrongful interference with his employment as his main claims. Root alleges that he continues to be treated badly — and that his em- ployer is trying its best to either force him to resign or to create grounds for termination. Ferrari has not been sued. We don’t know if it will be, but it appears there will have to be some pretty special circumstances for Root to have any claims against Ferrari. Since the lawsuits were filed, there have been a number of proce- dural skirmishes over whether the claims should be tried together or separately — and whether they should be in federal or state court. At present, they are all combined as one and will likely proceed in Florida state court. Do they or don’t they? Does the DEIS tester exist, and can it reset an odometer? “Legal Files” contacted Ferrari North America and asked whether the DEIS tester had the capability to reset an odometer. We also asked when doing so would be legitimate, and how Ferrari assures that proper protocols are followed. Ferrari responded: “We do not comment on litigation between a dealer and its employ- ees. This litigation involves third parties with respect to Ferrari North America and the litigation does not involve Ferrari. 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Everyone seems to agree that McMillan’s odometer was reset, but the conflict centers on whether Root arranged it. In a February 28, 2017, USA Today article, Chris Woodyard quotes Alan Grunspan, one of the dealer’s attorneys, as stating: “The single odometer incident referred to by plaintiff was done after hours, off dealership premises, without dealership’s knowledge, without dealership’s permission and without the dealership’s authorization, by a technician who no longer works for the dealership.” Why can this device do this? The DEIS tester exists, and it has the capability to reset the odometer to zero — but not to reduce the mileage to another number. One has to ask, why would a manufacturer do this? Tampering with an odometer is a federal and state crime. There would seem to be no upside for the dealer or the manufacturer. “Legal Files” has been told that the odometer reset can be done only one time, and only if the car has under 500 km (about 300 miles) at the time. However, we have been unable to confirm if that is a limitation on the functionality of the device or simply a policy. It has also been suggested that the odometer reset capability was created in response to some U.S. Ferrari customers complaining that their new Ferraris would arrive with mileage showing on the odometer. As much as an exotic-car manufacturer coddling its customers can be understood, there is a difference between an odometer reading 25 miles from testing the car on the Fiorano track and reading 300 miles. Having a professional driver test the car on a track to make sure the damn thing actually performs the way it was intended to should be considered an asset — not a value liability. Not to mention, does the law carry an exception for this? Is this an isolated case? Let’s start counting on our fingers: Every dealer has a DEIS device, and many technicians own their own device. Many of their technicians are trained on this device. Owners have a huge financial incentive to show ultra-low mileage on these cars. To reset the odometer, the technician is required to connect with Ferrari, comply with the security protocols, and gain permission. Still, McMillan’s odometer seemed to get easily reset, in his garage — and without management involvement. Taking all this in, it seems more likely than not that this has happened at least one other time — perhaps many times. Protecting yourself While we have no evidence that such odometer tampering is a wide- spread occurrence, the savvy buyer has to think about this with every 2010-or-later low-mileage Ferrari. If the reset can be done only one time, with a 300-mile maximum reduction, then the valuation effect is minor — except perhaps with a LaFerrari. But if this possibility concerns you, then you have to corroborate the mileage as accurately as possible. Get written confirmation from the seller that the indicated mileage is accurate. Carefully check service records for inconsistencies with the indicated mileage. Pulling CARFAX (or similar) reports is another way to check the same thing, but the duplication is worthwhile. Realize that the car’s condition may not disclose much. Heat discoloration may show a 300mile discrepancy on a 25-mile car, but perhaps not on a 900-mile car. Finally, a word to the wise reader who employs people: Be careful what they are exposed to. To paraphrase an old saying, there’s nothing nastier than an employee scorned. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. June 2017 51


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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne The Class of 1964 The program from the 8th Annual International Automobile Show still holds an honored place in my office library contains an array and range of cars unimaginable today. The now-lost brands came from all corners of the globe. From the U.K. came Austin, BMC, Hillman, Humber, Jensen, Rover, Sunbeam, Triumph and Turner. Imagine new cars from France: Citroën, Peugeot, Renault and Simca. DKW, Opel and Puch came from Germany and Austria. From further east, how about a new Skoda? Where my strangely oriented and precocious soul truly soared was on the second floor, where the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade appeared on Stand 6A. There, parked closely together, were the Bertone Testudo, Iso Grifo, Innocenti S, Lancia Flavia Vignale, Fiat 1500 and an Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ. I would still run for such a display today. If that wasn’t enough, Lancias, Abarths and more Alfas were nearby. John Fitch showed his Corvair Sprint alongside the VW Sprint, and he offered it as a “Gran Turismo under $3,000.” With a top speed of over 115 mph, it was “safe and fast,” and, of course, could also be serviced at any Chevy dealer. The Sunbeam Tiger had its world introduction at the show, and the Rover 2000 had its first viewing in North America. Art and Donald Osborne building a Lotus 49 model in 1964 I ’m often asked how I became interested in cars. It’s not a very linear tale, as I did not grow up with them. I was born and raised in New York City, and my family had no need of a car. The bus and subway were sufficient to get my parents to work and us four siblings wherever we needed to go. That all changed when my father’s job moved from Long Island City, Queens, to North Bergen, NJ, but that’s another tale. I have two brothers, three and seven years older than I am, who somehow managed to find an early fascination with motor vehicles. My oldest brother Art bought exotic magazines such as Road & Track, Car Life and Car and Driver. Art even subscribed to Competition Press (later to become Autoweek). A voracious reader from a very tender age, I spent as many hours with these magic portals into an unknown world as Art would allow. In the spring of 1964, my brothers were somehow convinced that it wouldn’t be as painful as they might have imagined it to bring along their hyperkinetic, boundlessly curious kid brother on the 90-minute trip from our home in Queens by bus and subway to midtown Manhattan to visit “The Auto Show” at the New York Coliseum on Columbus Circle in Manhattan. I had just turned 9 years old a few weeks before, and enthusiasm for cars was coursing through my body faster than the hormones that would shortly be propelling me into puberty. The program from the 8th Annual International Automobile Show still holds an honored place on the shelf in my office library. Just looking at the cover brings back the excitement of that day, and opening the pages is as good as stepping into Irwin Allen’s “The Time Tunnel.” Cars, cars, cars The first double-page spread is a layout for Lucas Electrical Services, representing “Three of Britain’s Greatest Names” —Girling brakes, C.A.V. injection equipment, and, of course, “tried, proved and acclaimed” Lucas electrical equipment. They could be found on Stand No. 22 — or wherever a faint whiff of smoke could be sensed. Within the first 17 pages are ads for the all-new ’64 Ramblers, Shelby American’s Cobra, the Checker Marathon, the Chrysler Turbine Car and the new BMW 1800 and 1800 Ti Sport. The list of show exhibitors 52 Automatics and hyperbole Renault was touting its newly available push-button automatic gear- box for the Dauphine. Other imports also highlighted a slushbox option, as Scolnick Bros. of Brooklyn announced that the English Ford Cortina wore “Two New Hats for ’64,” with the sporting Cortina GT and the family car Cortina automatic. Even Sunbeam highlighted their shiftless Tiger. A particular favorite ad of mine carries the tagline: “You almost never see a Porsche driver who looks bored.” The qualification is fairly humorous… One long-term trend An article titled “Styling for the Future — 1967 or 1989” by Gene Bordinat, design chief at Ford, gave the public a look into how new car looks were created and included a drawing of a 1989 RV with a railroadobservation-car-like upper deck and an all-glass front driving module well out ahead of the front wheels. One can only imagine where the 5-mph bumpers would go. As the show ran from April 4 to 12, 1964, Bordinat’s piece did give Ford a chance to include a photograph of the Mustang II show car, which of course would be seen in production form at the press launch of the Mustang the following Monday, April 13, and the public unveiling on Friday, April 17, at the Ford Pavilion in the New York World’s Fair in Queens, NY. Of course, 9-year-olds weren’t invited to the press conference, but as my family visited the World’s Fair more than a dozen times, I certainly saw the Mustang shortly thereafter. Even if the Mustang had been revealed at the show, I’m not sure it would have torn my attention away from the Citroën DS sedans, wagon and convertible, not to mention the amazing and astonishingly beautiful Chrysler Turbine Car. Surely Chrysler would pick my family to test one, since after all, we didn’t have a car! Well, my logic proved just a bit faulty there. Staying in the sphere of the unimaginable, Rolls-Royce showed the $16,655 Silver Cloud III and Bentley S3 for $300 less. My family’s home had been purchased in 1962 for $10,000, which was near the average U.S. home price of $13,050 in 1964. In April 2016, the average home price in the U.S. was $380,000, and a Rolls-Royce Phantom was $420,000. Some things don’t change at all. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Feature Amelia Island Concours in Photos The missile-like “Spirit of Rett” car dominated the front of the lake. Charlie Nearburg designed the car, Island Idyll — or is That Idle? Photos by Chad Taylor The 1959 Maserati Birdcage Tipo 60/61 Streamliner owned by Andreas Möhringer rumbles up to the podium to receive the Most Historically Significant Maserati award Gentlemen, start your vintage engines ... 56 Sports Car Market


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and in 2010, he broke a 45-year-old record at the Bonneville Salt Flats with a combined run of 414.5 mph I tawt I taw a 1951 Siata 300BC spider! June 2017 57


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Feature 2017 Amelia Island Concours Dodging the Storm and Basking in the Sun A last-minute change keeps things high, dry and happy at Amelia Island by Carl Bomstead Eleven examples of the legendary Jaguar D-type, including two surviving Le Mans winners, appeared at the concours T he 22nd annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was again held at The Golf Club of Amelia Island — but it didn’t take place on its scheduled day of Sunday, March 12. A massive storm loomed over the horizon, and Bill Warner and his crack team turned on a dime and rescheduled the concours for Saturday, March 11. Logistically, this is the equivalent of maneuvering an ocean liner in a small lake, but they pulled it off without a hitch. There were most likely some ripples under the surface, but the crowd was at capacity — and they were as enthusiastic as ever. Sunday proved to be rainy, blustery and chilly, so the difficult sched- ule change was most prudent. Al Unser Jr., the 2017 Amelia Island Concours honoree, drove the Lola T332 on to the field to join the 10 other cars that he drove during his stellar career. That career included four checkered flags at the Indianapolis 500 and a victory at the 1985 Daytona 500. The Porsche 962 that he drove at Daytona was among the cars on display. More than 300 cars and motorcycles were presented in 41 classes. In addition to the traditional classes, the folks at Amelia always seem to find the unusual and entertaining, and this year was no exception. The Hollywood Movie Cars Class included the “American Graffiti” 1958 custom Chevrolet Impala that was recently restored and is part of the Ray Evernham Collection. The 1949 “Rain Man” Buick Roadmaster joined the 1967 Ferrari 274 GTB/4 Alloy NART Spyder that Denise McCluggage drove to a 2nd-place finish at the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring. That Ferrari was then repainted, and Faye Dunaway drove it in “The Thomas Crown Affair.” The James Bond Aston Martin DB5, “The Gumball Rally” Ferrari Daytona Spyder, and “Le Mans” Porsche 917 were a few of the other exciting entries. The Jaguar D-type grouping featured Details Plan ahead: The next Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance weekend is scheduled for March 9–11, 2018 Where: The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island and The Golf Club of Amelia Island Number of concours entries: 300 Cost: $120 ($95 in advance) for the 2017 event Web: www.ameliaconcours.org 58 11 examples of the legendary racer, including two surviving Le Mans winners. In addition, three Jaguar XK-SS cars were present, including Steve McQueen’s Sports Car Market former ride that now is part of the Petersen Museum Collection. It was difficult to miss the massive “Spirit of Rett” car — it looks like a missile — that was positioned in front of the lake. Charlie Nearburg designed the car, and in 2010, he drove it at the Bonneville Salt Flats, where he broke a 45-year-old record with a combined run of 414.5 mph. The car is powered with a single GM V8 racing engine, and Nearburg’s presentation on the event is not to be missed. Another car that attracted attention was the BMW 507 that Elvis Presley purchased while stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany. His adoring fans quickly discovered where he lived and showed their affection by kissing his white 507 and writing love messages on it with lipstick. He solved the problem by repainting the car “Lipstick” red. The Eight Flags Road Tour took the Concours cars on a tour of Amelia Island and ended in Fernandina Beach, where a large crowd enjoyed the cars. The traditional Cars & Coffee was moved to another part of The Golf Club of Amelia Island on Saturday, and more than 200 cars were displayed in a relaxed club atmosphere. The RM Sotheby’s auction set a record, and the two seminars were well attended. The Amelia Island Concours presents two Best of Show awards. The Concours de Sport was awarded to the 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Lungo Spider belonging to Dano Davis. Best of Show Concours d’Elegance award was presented to Terence Adderley’s 1935 Duesenberg SJ 582. Next year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will take place on March 9–11, 2018, and we hope weather will not be a factor. If it is, we’re sure that Bill Warner and crew will perform another miracle. ♦ Concours de Sport winner: 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Lungo Spider owned by Dano Davis Chad Taylor Chad Taylor


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SCMers at Amelia Island Drew and Josephine Alcazar—Scottsdale, AZ 1960 Ferrari 250 PF cabriolet SII, Class FP Audrian Automobile Museum—Newport, RI 1930 Duesenberg J-381 Town cabriolet, Class D Stephen and Susan Babinsky—Lebanon, NJ 1932 Stutz DV-32, Class AC1 Howard and Diane Banaszak—Fort Lauderdale, FL 1953 SIATA 300BC Spider, Class RC1 John Barrett—Athens, GA 1960 AC ACE Bristol, Class SC3 Michael Bartell—Doylsetown, PA 1939 MG TB, Class SC Gary and Kathy Bartlett—Muncie, IN 1967 Shelby GT500, Class SC4 The Bosés Collection—La Canada, CA 1953 Fiat Vignale coupe by Michelotti, Class SC1 Sonia and John Breslow—Scottsdale, AZ 1957 Jaguar XKSS 710, Class JD Jeff and JoanDel Brock—Brentwood, TN 1933 MG L-type race car, Class RC Stu Carpenter—Needham, MA 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Pinin Farina cabriolet, Class FP Kevin Cogan—Louisville, KY 1959 Ferrari 250 PF cabriolet Series II, Class FP Miles Collier/The Revs Institute—Naples, FL 1958 Vanwall F1, Class RC1 1961 Porsche RS 61, Class P 1955 Jaguar D-type, Class JD Dale Critz Jr—Savannah, GA 1911 E-M-F Model 30 racer, Class RC Lammot du Pont—McLean, VA 1963 Maserati 3500 GTi, Class SC3 Rob Dyson—Poughkeepsie, NY 1927 Miller 91, Class RC Ray Evernham—Mooresville, NC 1958 Chevrolet Impala, Class MC FCA—Auburn Hills, MI 1932 Chrysler Trifon Special, Class CDA 1937 Chrysler Airflow, Class CDA Charles and Sally Ferrell—Oklahoma City, OK 1966 Maserati Sebring II 3500 GTIS, Class SC4 Brendan and Mary Kay Finn—San Anselmo, CA 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra CSX3131, Class SC4 Jim and Patty George—Shelby Township, MI 1966 Rolls-Royce Phantom V James Young PV23 Sedanca de Ville, Class RR2 Griot’s Garage—Tacoma, WA 1968 Lamborghini Islero, Class SC5 Jim Grundy—Horsham, PA 1902 Thomas H17, Class HC McKeel and Soon Hagerty—Traverse City, MI 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II, Class SC3 Steven Harris—New York, NY 1957 Porsche Carrera GT Speedster, Class SC2 William Heinecke—Bangkok, Thailand 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder, Class MC Loren Hulber—Macungie, PA 1963 Porsche 356B Super 90 coupe, Class SC3 Mark Hyman—St. Louis, MO 1938 Jaguar SS 100 Graber coupe, Class ECC Fred and Dan Kanter—Boonton, NJ 1960 Bentley Continental convertible, Class B Craig A. Kappel—Chatham , MA 1934 Packard 1101 2/4 coupe, Class AC1 Walter Eisenstark and Richard Klein— Yorktown Heights, NY 1977 Maserati Kyalami, Class SC5 Irwin Kroiz—Ambler, PA 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra CSX3159, Class RC2 Lane Motor Museum—Nashville, TN 1962 Shirdlu-BMW H-Mod, Class RC2 Sam Lehrman—Palm Beach, FL 1931 Duesenberg J-357 Disappearing-Top convertible coupe, Class D Bill and Sandi LeMasters—Fallbrook, CA 1961 Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder, Class SC3 Peter and Susan Licari—Ambler, PA 1957 Chevrolet El Morocco, Class ALP Chris MacAllister—Indianapolis, IN 1933 Marmon Sixteen, Class MA Dennis Mamchur—Verona, NJ 1935 Triumph Southern Cross, Class SC Bruce R. McCaw—Seattle, WA 1952 Mercedes-Benz W194, Class MB; 1969 Porsche 917K, Class MC Don and Diane Meluzio—York, PA 1968 Bizzarrini Strada 5300, Class SC5 Don and Carol Murray—Laguna Beach, CA 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, Class P Charles E. Nearburg—Dallas, TX 1999 “Spirit of Rett” LSR Streamliner, Class SL Robert Pass—St. Louis, MO 1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spider, Class SC3 Jim Patterson/The Patterson Collection—Louisville, KY 1933 Delage D8S, Class ECCF Diego Ribadeneira—Doral, FL 1955 Jaguar XKD 552, Class JD Axel and L. Hanko Rosenblad—Yulee, FL 1951 Allard K-2, Class SC1 Ivan and Myrna Ruiz—Dawsonville, GA 1977 Maserati Bora, Class SC5 Ed Schoenthaler—Oak Brook, IL 1933 Packard 1004 Super-Eight convertible coupe Class AC1 Zach and Rosa Schulman—North Salem, NY 1957 BMW 503, Class BMW 1930 Lancia Flaminia GT Touring, Class SC3 Are you missing from the list or is there an error in your entry? Email susan.loeb@sportscarmarket.com to let us know Bob and Gail Sirna—Rochester, MI 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, Class MB Mrs. Orin (Stephanie) Smith—Vero Beach, FL 1928 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Ascot Tourer Class RR1 Thomas E. Stegman—Cincinnati, OH 1965 Alfa Romeo GTA, Class RC2 The Elton B. Stephens Jr. Collection—Birmingham, AL 1958 Bentley S-1 Continental coupe, Class B Jim Taylor—Gloversville, NY 1955 Jaguar XKD 515, Class JD Chuck Ungurean—Marysville, OH 1929 Duesenberg J-414, Class D Jim and Nancy Utaski—Princeton, NJ 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, Class SC2 Dennis and Kathy Varni—Monte Sereno, CA 1955 Jaguar XKD 536, Class JD Vento Collection—Miami, FL 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4, Class FP John and Debbie Wagner—Athens, GA 1935 DeSoto Airflow, Class CDA Jim and Stacey Weddle—St. Louis, MO 1933 Morgan Super Sports Aero, Class SC Jim and Sandi Weder—Sedona, AZ 1966 Maserati Mistral Spyder, Class SC4 Charles Wegner—West Chicago, IL 1959 Ferrari 250 LWB Competition, Class RC1 Dr. Wellington C. and Janet P. Morton—St. Johns, FL 1965 Iso Rivolta, Class SC3 Bob and Pat White—Scottsdale, AZ 1954 Fiat 1100 TV Vignale Charmant, Class SC1 Susan and Henry Wilkinson—Atlantic Beach, FL 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, Class FP Paul Wilson—Fairfield, VA 1899 Marot-Gardon, Class HC Harry Yeaggy—Cincinnati, OH 1964 Aston Martin DB5, Class MC June 2017 59


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Feature 2017 Amelia Island Porsche Werks Reunion A Panoply of Porsches The first-ever Porsche Werks Reunion at Amelia Island was organized bliss Story and photos by Gary West F rom out of the dawn on a cool Florida morning came a line of Porsches so numerous that you could, in your mind, see Ferdinand smile and hear “Ride of the Valkyries.” My English, Jaguar-owning friend said, “Crikey, it’s a Teutonic Plague.” So it was. Created through the boundless energy of the Porsche Club of America — with Pirelli Tires as title sponsor — this Porsche Werks Reunion was a tribute to Our Lady of the Air-Cooled Engine and all the other magnificent Zuffenhausen lovelies. The Porsche Werks Reunion is a fixture during Monterey Car Week each August, and it looks as though this good idea has grown legs to go with all of those wheels. In the case of this Werks Reunion — the first-ever during the Amelia Island Concours d‘Elegance week — more than 650 Porsches were registered and graced the corral or judging fields on March 10 at the Omni Amelia Island Resort. It was a true and most enjoyable visual confusion, as you just didn’t know what to look at next. This was the 20th anniversary of the Boxster, and the model was honored with front-row placement. For those unfamiliar with Amelia Island, it’s a lovely, Old-Florida barrier island resplendent with wealth and quiet roadways. The organizers and volunteers faced the herculean task of checking in and placing over 700 (total count) Porsches on both the judging and corral fields. They succeeded admirably. No traffic jams, accidents, backups or other issues were noted. All entrants received a generous bag of goodies, and the trophy table groaned with treasures for the class winners. Vendor tents created their own village with food, clothing, go-fast bits and shiny pieces for your respective model. Beer — imagine, beer at a German car event — flowed into glasses. There was a large Pirelli tire display area, and experts eagerly answered tire questions. Drawings were held, and some lucky entrants won a free set of Pirelli tires. Admission and parking adjacent to the show fields was free. It was evident that many took advantage of this and, as a result, there will be a rise in Porsche sales. As a personal aside, this event was a sweetheart. I can’t wait for next year’s Porsche Werks Reunion, and other car clubs would be wise to plan such events for their members. With all these Porsches at hand and so many car auctions nearby, it required monkish forbearance not to plunder the 401(k), then journey to that seductive Siren Song of the bidder’s paddle. ♦ Details Plan ahead: The next Porsche Werks Reunion is scheduled for August 18, 2017 — during Monterey Car Week — at the Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas, CA. The next Amelia Island Porsche Werks has not been scheduled. All you need is a little Wagner on the sound system 60 Cost: Free for spectators Web: www.werksreunion.com Where’s Jerry Seinfeld when you need him? Sports Car Market


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Feature Rétromobile 2017 City of Light — and Cars Attendance growth has expanded Rétromobile into three massive halls Record crowds swarm Paris for one of the year’s biggest vintage auto events by Robert Ames Photos by Molly Higgins except where noted I n 2016, a conflict caused me to miss Rétromobile. Withdrawal symptoms for 12 months! This year we were back. Well, at least I was. My wife, Kathleen, annually avails herself of the other joys of Paris — including the February clothing sales. You’ve no doubt heard U.S. travel to Paris is down because of terrorist activity. Based on the ease with which we booked our favorite restaurants, I believe this is true. Rétromobile, on the other hand, experienced record attendance. Europeans, taking comfort from gendarmes or the military on every corner, have taken your place in Paris. It may be the safest among big cities for a visit. In reaction to attendance growth and increased inter- est on the part of major auto manufacturers and other exhibitors, Francois Melcion, the man in charge, has expanded Rétro to fill three massive halls. The Porte de Versailles is a 20-minute Metro ride from the heart of the historic Left Bank. No need to stay in a nearby convention hotel. This year, more than Details Plan ahead: The next Rétromobile is scheduled for February 7–11, 2018 Where: The Porte de Versailles Exhibition Center in Paris, FRA Cost: Admission is 20 euros, which is about $21 at current exchange rates Web: www.retromobile.com 62 500 cars were sprinkled across 50,000 square feet of exhibitions from Lucas Huni’s display included some of the best of Bugatti and Bentley Sports Car Market February 8 to 12. Magnificent! Rétromobile goes to great lengths each year to mount special exhibits. This year we were treated to a first-time gathering of six Grand Prix Delages. Two were from Peter Mullin, a great supporter of the event over the years. Not far away were two of the four 3-liter, twin-overhead-camshaft Ballots that raced at Indianapolis in 1920 and 1921 — and in the French and Italian Grand Prix.


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Mr. Ames acquires a new piece of art Of all the massive and elaborate manufacturers’ stands, one that stood out this year was that of Jaguar Land Rover. The first new-build XK-SS was there in company with the first factory-restored E-type. It was, however, a few collector car dealer stands that were truly spectacular. Swiss dealer Lucas Huni’s massive Bugatti-meets- Bentley display featured a hoard of the finest examples of both marques. Equally stunning was the Richard Mille Collection of six-wheel and four-wheel Grand Prix machines, while yet another featured seven Ferrari Grand Prix cars from the 1960s and 1970s. Beautifully restored French motorcycles, many of which I’d never heard of, had their own room. Every year, Rétromobile hosts the Gallerie des Artistes. I’ve always been able to resist buying — based on being out of wall space. This year, however, new work by Bordeaux’s Benjamin Freudenthal coincided with the purchase of a new warehouse near home, and two big 1950s racing scenes were acquired. The Gallerie artist’s presentations are of the highest quality, and much business is done. All the French marque clubs had stands — as always — and they are most willing to help owners from abroad. This reinforces the greatest value of Rétro — that of a learning experience. ♦ SCM Reception Guest List Clement Allard Canada Jeff Becker U.S. Jeris Bergsma The Netherlands Bizon France John and Henri Boggs U.S. Martine Clement France Chip and Jacque Connor Hong Kong Robert Cumberford France Michele Di Mauro Italy Keith Duly U.S. Dominique DuPont France June 2017 John Duss U.S. Ben Erickson Denmark Charles Fedoendore U.S. Mark Gessler U.S. Molly Higgins U.S. Somer Hooker U.S. Kevin Hurley U.S. John Karampelas Greece Peter Larsen Denmark Eric Le Moine Switzerland Paul Loveridge U.S. Carlos Madero France/U.S. Claus Müller Germany Keith and Sheila Owen U.S. Rexford Parker U.S. Hans Ribbens Netherlands Floriah Seidl Germany Jonathan Sierakowski U.S. Santo Spadaro U.S. Theo Spooren Belgium Duke Steinemann U.S. Arnoud Van Der Sman Netherlands Publisher Martin with Bill Warner and Jacque and Chip Connor 63 Leo Van Hoorick Belgium Myron Vorris U.S. Bill Warner U.S. John Baker Welch U.S. Why settle for four wheels when you can have six? One of six Grand Prix Delages gathered together for the first time Robert Ames


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Sports Car Market PROFILES IN THIS ISSUE Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ Significant Sales That Provide a Snapshot of the Market 66 Sports Car Market


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FERRARI: 1995 Ferrari F50, p. 68 ENGLISH: 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I, p. 70 ETCETERINI: 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, p. 72 GERMAN: 1998 Porsche 911/996 GT1 Strassenversion, p. 74 AMERICAN: 1938 Graham 97 Supercharged Cabriolet by Saoutchik, p. 78 RACE: 1959 Devin D Porsche Special, p. 80 NEXT GEN: 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight, p. 82 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight; Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company May 2017 67


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Ferrari Profile 1995 Ferrari F50 This desirable supercar finds a strong price — and then goes right back on the market by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1995–97 Number produced: 349 Original list price: $475,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $1,688,100 Tune-up cost: $6,000 Chassis # location: On bulkhead in front compartment Engine # location: Front left side of the block Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 1984–85 Ferrari 288 GTO, 1988–91 Ferrari F40, 2002–03 Ferrari Enzo SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: ZFFTG46A0S0104220 E very tifosi has dreamt of piloting a Formula One car on the open road. No traffic. No stop lights. No speed cameras. Just the sound of the car’s exhaust note reverberating off buildings — let alone the feeling of sheer speed — would be enough to redline the heartbeats of car enthusiasts anywhere. In essence, the Ferrari F50 was just that: an F1 car at heart, but it was designed and built to drive on the road. At its heart was a 4.7-liter, naturally aspirated V12 engine with five valves per cylinder and twin overhead camshafts per bank. It was derived directly from the engine used in the 1990 Formula One season. As fitted to the F50, it was capable of producing 520 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, but it could reach an ear-shattering 10,000 rpm. The 6-speed longitudinal gearbox and limited-slip differential was fitted behind the engine. To help rein in the power, massive drilled and ventilated disc brakes were fitted with Brembo-supplied, four-piston brake calipers. This car has never been driven hard and accord- ingly, remains in beautiful condition, with 5,694 miles recorded at the time of cataloguing. It has received full Classiche certification with the Red Book accompanying the car to sale. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 218, sold for $2,640,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL, auction on March 11, 2017. Ferrari’s concept for the F50 was to build a produc- 68 tion car that was closer to being a Formula One car than anything produced before. That meant starting with a carbon-fiber tub, mating it to the most powerful V12 engine ever put in a Ferrari production car, and adding no-compromise brakes, a competition-bushed push-pull suspension and an open top to enhance the experience. Pininfarina was called in to fashion a body built in lightweight composite and finished to a high quality. My friend is currently looking for an F50. I asked him why he wanted the model, and his reply matched what I expected. The first item mentioned was racing heritage. That’s an interesting answer for a car that wasn’t raced prior to production, but I suspect that it has something to do with the V12 engine that is based on Ferrari’s 1990 641 Formula One V12 engine. The next answer didn’t come as a surprise. He wanted the last Ferrari supercar with a manual transmission. The open top was pretty high on the list. Next came the answer I was waiting for. This buyer is building a Ferrari supercar collection. He already had a 288 GTO and thought he’d work on an F50 next. A key part of a Ferrari supercar collection It is surprising how many Ferrari supercar collections there are around the world. I call them full houses — as in the poker hand. Some of these elite owners are Ferrari’s best customers — those who get most every new Ferrari. These guys didn’t set out to make a supercar collection; 1996 Ferrari F50 Spyder Lot 108, s/n ZFFTA46B00010570 Condition 2+ Sold at $1,379,840 RM Sotheby’s, Cernobbio, ITA, 5/22/15 SCM# 265866 1997 Ferrari F50 coupe Lot 141, s/n ZFFTA46B000106825 Condition 1- Sold at $1,396,125 RM Sotheby’s, Paris, FRA, 2/2/16 SCM# 270536 1995 Ferrari F50 convertible Lot 227, s/n ZFFTG6A6S0104092 Condition 1 Sold at $3,135,000 RM Sotheby’s, Phoenix, AZ, 1/18/17 SCM# 6816897 Sports Car Market Kevin Uy ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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they just didn’t sell any of their cars and have the collection by default. Other supercar collections were assembled after the owner had a couple of the models and decided to fill out the hand. A third group consciously decides to build the collection and sets out on a mission to collect the full set. The collection is not easy to assemble. The market for Ferrari supercars is worldwide. Hong Kong real estate moguls, Saudi princes and Australian mineral barons have the same appetite for supercars as Silicon Valley tech stars. Each market puts pressure on the factory for cars to come to their territory. The result? Supercars are rather elusive. With just 272 cars produced, the 288 GTO is the rarest of the group. A total of 1,311 F40s Ferrari built only about 55 U.S.-market F50s... They were sold at list price and were worth much more. If you were lucky enough to get one, it was clear that reselling it would knock you off the list for the next supercar — unless it went back to your selling dealer. were built, which seems like a lot — until you try to buy one. Enzo and LaFerrari production come in around 400 each. The official F50 count is 349 — with a couple more supposedly built that aren’t on the official tally. The merciless secondary market Unless you are a favored Ferrari customer and get a car when they are produced, supercar collectors are at the mercy of the secondary market — a place not known for mercy. Collections are seldom broken up, so only a few cars are ever on the market. Some second-string cars with higher mileage, multiple ownership and maybe a little drama in their past show up with lower prices, but the best examples are going to be expensive. Ferrari built only about 55 U.S.-market F50s. That’s about one F50 per dealer — with a demand for many more. The F50s were allocated to the dealers’ best customers through a vetting procedure. They were sold at list price and were worth much more. If you were lucky enough to get one, Ferrari made it clear that reselling it would knock you off the list for the next supercar — unless it went back to your selling dealer. Iron Mike, Montana and dealers Our subject F50 has an interesting history. Somehow it got past Ferrari’s vetting procedure and got into the hands of an infamous California high-end exotic dealer. The dealer sold it to ex-heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Iron Mike kept it several years — and racked up more than half the mileage before passing it to the next owner. It then passed through a second owner and another dealer before transferring to Montana corporate ownership. F50s came with a lot of toys. There were two large crates — sometimes called circus boxes — to store the top and various accessories. The car also came with books, tools, luggage, build book and driving shoes in the owner’s size. This car was represented as having the crates, tools and owner’s manuals as well as Ferrari Classiche certification. This was the second F50 that RM Sotheby’s sold this year. The first was a 2,900-mile black example, which sold in Arizona in January. It sold for $3,135,000. That exceptional result can be partially attributed to the rare black color and the low mileage. Our subject car sold for much less, but it was a couple of hundred thou- sand dollars more than F50s sold for last year. Modern Ferraris have cooled a bit, as high prices have brought more cars to market. The exception is supercars, where limited supply and well-heeled owners have kept prices high. This car had enough miles that the owner could put on a bit more with- out fear of hurting its value. It was in great condition, with most of its toys. The price was a little high — but fair. It’s hard to buy an F50 for less than the last one sold for. Taking that thought to heart, the car is currently being offered by a dealer for about a million dollars more than it sold for at Amelia Island. Apparently, the buyer is going for the score of a lifetime. Bless him for trying, but he’s way ahead of the market. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) $3,500,000 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years 1995 Ferrari F50 $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $2,000,000 $2,500,000 $3,000,000 $500,000 $0 June 2017 N/A 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 69 This sale: $2,640,000 $2,400,000 $1,980,000 $1,677,500 $1,650,000


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English Profile 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I Originality counts for a lot when you’re asking savvy buyers to bid on an early E-type by Paul Hageman Details Years produced: 1961–64 (Series I 3.8-liter) Number produced: 6,886 Series I 3.8-liter LHD roadsters (15,498 Series I 3.8-liters total) Original list price: $5,670 (as tested by Car and Driver in 1961) Current SCM Median Valuation: $215,000 Tune-up cost: $250–$500 Chassis # location: Plate on top of right footwell box under bonnet, and on frame at top of front suspension mount Engine # location: Right side of engine block atop oil-filter mounting flange under Jaguar logo Club: Jaguar Club of North America Web: jcna.com Alternatives: 1958–62 Aston Martin DB4, 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster or 356 Roadster, 1957–61 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 875053 T his extremely early, very desirable, and hard-tofind external-bonnet-latch, flat-floor E-type roadster was ordered new at the 1961 Paris Salon by Maclean’s magazine Editor Ralph Allen. The Opalescent Bronze roadster was dispatched from the factory on June 9, 1961, and exported to Canada. Chassis 875053 is the 53rd E-type roadster constructed, and the 27th left-hand-drive example, making it one of the earliest E-types exported to North America. The early Jaguar Registry also notes that chassis 875053 is the fourth-earliest car produced that has been located by the Jaguar Register. This Series 1 exteriorbonnet-latch E-type, which retains its original engine, is one of the finest in existence. Unquestionably one of the earliest and most desirable examples of the breed, chassis 875053 is a must-have for any serious collector. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 125, sold for $326,700, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Amelia Island sale on March 9, 2017. You’d be hard pressed to find a collector car auction these days that didn’t include an E-type roadster. And, usually, each auction house has a number of examples on offer — many sold without reserve. E-types are among the most frequently offered col- lector cars for consignment to an auction house — and for good reason. There is usually no shortage of E-types on the market, and often the prices achieved at auction are in excess of the concurrent average asking price elsewhere. The E-type is perhaps the most fashionable collector car of all time; it is known the world over. Its iconic sta- 70 tus and influence has been covered in print for decades, and you’ve probably noticed that the E-type is the backdrop for countless style and luxury advertisements. Quite obviously, the popularity of the model improves the chances of a result exceeding market expectations. We also see this with Mercedes 280SLs. The market’s strength is derived from its breadth. That pool of potential buyers is made up of established collectors, newcomers and everyone in between. And that is a powerful factor in an auction room. Early versions are prized Within this broad E-type market, some buyers (and sellers) look to differentiate among the numerous offerings. Between 1961 and 1964 a total of 6,886 Series I 3.8-liter roadsters were built in left-hand-drive configuration (and that’s just a portion of total E-type production). The cars are by no means scarce. The outcome of this desired differentiation is the increased collectibility — and value — of the earliest iterations, which feature the “flat-floor, welded-louver, outside-bonnet-latch” specification. But differences are really pretty nominal. Do we really think a little extra hardware warrants a six-figure premium? I’ll admit that I’ve never agreed with the emphatic valuations of “first of this” or “last production that….” I personally feel there are far more important characteristics or qualities that determine the value of a car — not just its unique order in a production sequence. I find that all too often an inherently good car is over- looked because it lacks a certain “buzzword” quality. Take the “rack-and-pinion” versus “worm-and-sector” 1962 Jaguar E-type Series I 3.8 Lot 635, s/n 850522 Condition 2 Sold at $216,477 Silverstone, NEC Classic, Birmingham, U.K., 11/10/16 SCM# 6810584 1962 Jaguar E-type Series I 3.8 Lot 117, s/n 877169 Condition 3- Not sold at $117,315 RM Sotheby’s, Paris, FRA, 2/7/17 SCM# 6827621 1961 Jaguar E-type Series I 3.8 Lot 528, s/n 850062 Condition 2 Sold at $185,168 Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 7/29/16 SCM# 6804053 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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Cobra 289s, or “torque-tube” Ferrari 275s. Unlike the “flat-floor, welded-louver, outside-bonnet-latch” criteria, those specifications do have an effect on the driving characteristics of the car. But even these buzzword guidelines can lead buyers astray. In large part, I don’t disagree with the differentiation or classifi- cation of particular examples to better understand their place in the market, but you do so at the risk of losing an understanding of how to evaluate an individual example. Dueling E-type Series I cars at Amelia At Amelia Island, a total of eight Series I E-type roadsters were avail- able between the Bonhams, Gooding & Company and RM Sotheby’s sales. The prices ranged from $94,600 to $412,500. Looking at our subject E-type, the car possessed all of the desired early-production features, but the car strayed from its as-delivered In looking at the results for the eight E-types on offer among Amelia Island’s three major auction houses, the market showed that people will pay much more, sometimes even multiples, for the best available example. specification. As noted in the catalog, the E-type received some mechanical upgrades, all of which were said to be easily reversible, including a 5-speed gearbox, and furthermore, was finished in an appropriate — but non-original — color scheme. The car sold for $326,700 — a figure that warrants a “well sold” for an E-type roadster, but likely not for a “flat-floor, welded-louver, outside-bonnet-latch” example. By comparison, just two days later, RM Sotheby’s sold another early-production E-type for $412,500. In addition to all of the desirable early features — as also seen on our subject vehicle — the RM Sotheby’s car also boasted a well-documented restoration, a high level of presentation and was also offered without reserve. This car, however, was finished in its original color scheme, and as far as I know, was entirely in as-delivered configuration. The first early E-type to catch our attention was a right-hand-drive example that Bonhams sold in September of 2013 on behalf of the original owner. And at the time it brought $281,354, a remarkable result for a right-hand-drive E-type. Nearly a year later, Gooding sold another particularly early example, highly restored, for an earth-shattering $528,000. Since late 2013, we’ve seen early-production, left-handdrive examples (with the three key features) bring an average price of $366,000. Close, but not quite So our subject vehicle sold below market expectations — and the printed estimate of $350,000 to $425,000. Why? Frankly, I think it was too easy to discredit the car given the color change and modifications, June 2017 particularly when another, similar example is on the market. In the grand scheme of things, I’ve never felt that a color change should have a huge effect on the value of a Jaguar so long as the color was period-appropriate. But what I see in this specific result is that when you ask the market to reach for a car that is being differentiated as a more desirable and collectible variant, you’re undermining the offering with the lack of originality. In 2017, buyers are looking for reasons not to pay too much, and in this case, I think they found one. In looking at the results for the eight E-types on offer among Amelia Island’s three major auction houses, the market showed that people will pay much more, sometimes even multiples, for the best available example. And to me that makes Seat Time I have a 1961 Jaguar E-type roadster that my father purchased new in 1961. It is Gunmetal Grey with red leather. I was lucky enough to enjoy the car in my younger years, and I still remember my mom driving me to school when I was 7. It still has some door dings from Mom’s grocery shopping. I — with a friend — took the car out for a test drive when I was in sixth grade. We didn’t know how to shift and smoked the clutch. Nobody ever found out, but I did have to replace the clutch after my dad gave me the car in 1979. I pulled the engine, did the clutch and cleaned it up in 1980. She’s been running great since. It has the original interior and mechanicals and shouldn’t be restored. It is just perfect the way it is (I might be biased). — Richard Burns, via email sense. As I’ve written before, the pricing spread between good, better and best should — and will — continue to grow. I think there is still plenty of value in E-types. But in the $250,000- plus range, I would need to be seriously impressed to agree it’s money well spent. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) $200,000 $300,000 $400,000 $500,000 $600,000 $100,000 $0 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $528,000 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I $467,500 $440,000 This sale: $326,700 $440,000 $220,000 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 71


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Depreciation on the 8C has ended, and it is now securely a modern collectible by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 2007–09 Number produced: 500 (84 for the U.S. market) Original list price: $265,000 Tune-up cost: $1,900 (annual service) Current SCM Median Valuation: $324,500 Chassis # location: On top of dashboard at base of windshield on left Engine # location: Stamped on side of block Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club Web: www.aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 2003 BMW Z8, 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, 2006 Ford GT, 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: ZARJA181080038950 I n late 2003, Alfa Romeo was preparing a return to the North American market, and it needed a flagship car to remind buyers of the Italian automaker’s glorious past. That September at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the world was shown the dramatic re-emergence of Alfa Romeo as one of the great automotive sporting marques with the reveal of the 8C Competizione concept car. Little had changed on the stunning 8C Competizione when it was approved for a limited production run of 500 units that began in the 2007 model year. Of those, just 84 were destined for U.S. shores, and most were presold through Maserati dealerships well in advance of the cars’ delivery. The 8C Competizione was named to evoke memories of Alfa’s dominant pre-war race cars, as well as the Juan Manuel Fangio-driven 1949 6C 2500 Competizione, from which it takes many of its styling cues. Created by Wolfgang Egger at Centro Stile Alfa the design incorporates evocative themes of Romeo, arching fenders, a plunging rear-roofline, and a grille that are unmistakably Alfa. A modern coachbuilt sports car, the 8C features a carbon-fiber body formed by the Italian firm ATR Group. The chassis is a hybrid Maserati platform, using Gran Turismo A-arms and a custom suspension. The F430-derived, 4.7-liter DOHC V8 engine was assembled by Ferrari. Final construction took place at Maserati’s historic 72 Viale Ciro Menotti factory in Modena, with each example personally vetted by Alfa factory test drivers in the nearby hills around the Italian city. Reported performance figures were impressive. The specially tuned V8 produces 444 bhp at 7,000 rpm with 354 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm, with 0–60 mph times of 4.2 seconds and a standing quarter-mile time of 12.4 seconds. Power is transmitted via a rear-mounted, 6-speed, paddle-shift transaxle for an ideal weight balance. Top speed is conservatively listed at 181 mph, although Alfa engineers have publicly acknowledged its true terminal velocity is higher. The reception from the motoring press was effusive, with Car and Driver magazine stating, “The 8C just might be the ultimate two-seat GT.” The example offered here is a rare U.S.-delivery car finished in desirable Rosso Alfa with a tan interior. Showing less than 2,900 miles at cataloguing, the consignor states that it is in like-new condition. Previously the personal property of a Ferrari/Maserati dealer in Hinsdale, IL, it was the beneficiary of certified factory service throughout its early life. The car has since led a pampered existence with its third owner’s collection of exotics in the Southeastern United States. With stunning looks, sophisticated interior and out- standing performance, this U.S.-market Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione coupe is as important an opportunity now as it was upon its much-anticipated initial release. 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren coupe Lot S748, s/n WDDAJ76F36M000832 Condition 2+ Sold at $248,400 Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/17 SCM# 6817067 2002 BMW Z8 convertible Lot S198, s/n WBAEJ13442AH61795 Condition 3+ Sold at $198,000 Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 11/1/16 SCM# 6809691 2010 Alfa Romeo 8C spider Lot 536, s/n ZAR920000000053830 Condition 2+ Not sold at $217,600 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 2/7/14 SCM# 238997 Sports Car Market Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company


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SCM Analysis This car, Lot 3, sold for $330,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island auction on March 10, 2017. Anyone who has read my writing here knows I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Alfista. I was a subscriber to the Alfa Romeo Market Letter — the mother of SCM — and my first contribution to this magazine was my story “Mr. Osborne Builds His Dream Car,” about my adventures with three Alfa 2600 Sprints. My admiration for the marque extends to its products from the 1920s through today. That doesn’t mean I can’t be objective if I must, as true beauty always has a flaw. I had the wonderful opportunity to tour the Maserati factory in Modena, Italy, at the time when the Alfa 8C Competizione was being built there. I love these cars. It was a treat to see how carefully a proud and passionate workforce was assembling these cars. The friends and acquaintances who are lucky enough to own an 8C speak of them well and enjoy driving them when they do. I’m even more excited about the 8C now that Alfa Romeo is officially back in the U.S. market — and we can use it as a benchmark for what they need to achieve here going forward. The distance we’ve come in performance since 2007 can be graphi- cally seen when comparing this expensive luxury GT to the newly introduced Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan. The $265,000 MSRP of the 8C delivered you a car with 61 horsepower less and a whopping 89 lb-ft of torque less than the new Giulia Quadrifoglios. Of course, only 500 of the coupes were built, and you can be sure Alfa would like to sell at least 10 times more Quadrifoglios. During the first 10 months of sales in Europe, 10,475 Giulias of all models found new homes — an impressive debut. People often wonder if a brand relaunch or new model introduction will have a positive effect on an older model. Usually, there is little — if any — connection. However, this might prove to be an exception. If Alfa Romeo can sustain this reintroduction with compelling speak to a performance-oriented clientele, the 8C products that Competizione has the chance to go from being a little-known footnote in the brand’s U.S. history to a prescient vision of what was to come. In October of 2013, I profiled a 2009 8C Competizione coupe in these pages (Etceterini Profile, p. 48). An 8,100-mile example, it sold at Bonhams’ Goodwood, U.K., sale for the equivalent of $135,000. That represented 81% of the MSRP for a four-year-old used sports car. The conclusion I drew at the end was that the depreciation curve of the Alfa might be near its bottom, but that time would tell. I also pointed out that the 8C was a tempting tease of what was to come in a full lineup of cars from Alfa. That it didn’t happen is now history. For most of the world in 2007, the 8C at its launch represented a halo car at the top of an eight-model range. As an orphan in the U.S., its impact was limited. If the early success of the new Giulia — which features performance alloy wheels very reminiscent of the 8C’s — leads to that rebirth, then the 8C stands in much better company. Gently used — and ready for more Our example here was a much lower-mileage car than the one sold in 2013 and was actually one of two 8Cs offered in the same sale. The other was a spider, sold at $390,500 against a $375,000–$425,000 estimate. That car had very low mileage, 950 from new through two owners, and was as close to unused as could be imagined. The $330,000 all-in price of our subject coupe, on a narrow $325,000–$375,000 estimate, can, I feel, be considered market-correct. The mileage was low, but not freakishly, obsessively so. It was clearly less used than the car sold back in 2013 in the U.K., but it was never hermetically wrapped for future preservation. The difference in the prices between the coupe and spider is minimal. The price difference is not a reflection of the desirability of the model. It is merely the expected delta given mileage, age and original sticker. I frankly prefer the coupe, as the lines are better resolved with the roof than with the spider’s soft top, but it’s a matter of personal taste. Both cars were in basically as-new, as-delivered condition. Long-term appeal assured With low production, further reduced by a few written off in acci- dents and a number converted into Disco Volante coupes and spiders at Carrozzeria Touring, the relative exclusivity of the 8C Competizione is guaranteed. The car is beautiful, sounds even better and is a treat to drive — all aspects of value that contribute to long-term appeal. The question I asked in 2013 can now be answered — four years later, the 8C regularly sells above MSRP in private and auction sales, confirming that its depreciation has ended and its entry into the class of modern collectible has occurred. 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German Profile Column Author 1998 Porsche 911/996 GT1 Strassenversion The king of ultra-rare Porsche street cars sets a new record price for a public — or private — sale by Prescott Kelly Details Years produced: 1996–98 Number produced: Street cars, 20 with 996-front and two with 993-front with M96/83 engines; six factory and nine customer race cars with M96/80 engines Original list price: Approximately $900,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $5.7 million (this car) Tune-up cost: $5,000 Chassis # location: Silver metal plate on inside rear frame of passenger’s door Engine # location: Stamped into flange on engine case where bolted to the gearbox, passenger’s side, facing upward Club: Porsche Club of America Web: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1992–98 McLaren F1, 1998–99 Mercedes CLK/GTR, 1995–97 Ferrari F50 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: WP0ZZZ99ZWS396005 • The ultimate Porsche supercar; one of only 20 examples built • Street version of the legendary Le Mans-winning 911 GT1 • Highly original example in iconic Arctic Silverover-black color scheme • Recent service at DeMan Motorsport; approximately 7,900 km (4,908 miles) from new • Offered with rare factory owner’s and workshop manuals, sales brochure, tools and accessories • 3,164-cc DOHC Type M96/83 flat 6-cylinder engine • Bosch Motronic M5.2 fuel injection • Twin KKK turbochargers • 544 horsepower at 7,000 rpm SCM Analysis This car, Lot 42, sold for $5,665,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s auction on Amelia Island, FL, on March 10, 2017. This sale was highly anticipated from the moment its consignor acquired a second GT1. For several years, interest in GT1s has been building worldwide. The prospect of this car coming to auction enriched that activity. I visited and assessed the Gooding-offered GT1 in October 2016. It was a very nice example. Early consignment and ace marketing In an example of “doing it right,” the consignor committed four highly collectible Porsches to Gooding last winter — well in advance of the Amelia Island auction. Gooding did their part — taking the four cars to 74 Scottsdale for a venue-dominating display, complete with an oversized four-color multipage handout. Advertising and an email campaign featuring the GT1 followed. Gooding reported that pre-sale interest in the GT1 was very strong. All the fuss was justified The Porsche 911 GT1 is a world-best automobile. It is the top of the pyramid of Porsche street cars, and it is the homologation base for a winning race car. First, it is very rare, with just 20 examples built of this 996-front-bodied version, plus two (probably not three, as widely reported) earlier 993-front-bodied versions. Second, the specifications are stellar, with 544 horsepower from the midships flat 6-cylinder, twinturbocharged, water-cooled 3,164-cc engine. With a carbon-fiber body and tub, the car weighs just 2,094 pounds. The suspension is the latest Porsche technology of that era, which is to say superb. Third, the car has excellent performance numbers: 0–62 mph (100 kph) in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 192 mph (310 km/h) — all this in the mid-1990s. Finally, the car’s provenance is noteworthy. The GT1’s race-car brother, the GT1/98, placed 1st and 2nd overall at Le Mans in 1998. Forcing Porsche to reach deep The post-962 era for Porsche racing was a somewhat tumultuous time. Sanctioning bodies and rules were in flux in both pro- totype and GT racing. Porsche’s response was to move away from prototypes 1998 Porsche GT1 coupe Lot 217, s/n WP0ZZZ992WS396005 Condition 1 Sold at $775,700 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/26/03 SCM# 31204 Sports Car Market 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 coupe Lot 261, s/n GT1993117 Condition 2+ Sold at $3,175,989 RM Sotheby’s, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/13/16 SCM# 6799766 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 coupe Lot 140, s/n WP0ZZZ99ZTS392139 Condition 2- Not sold at $950,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/19/17 SCM# 6813222 Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Company


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back toward production-based racing models. Into the GT-sanctioning breach came a group that included Porsche’s own Jürgen Barth, the “B” in the BPR Global GT Series, together with Patrick Peter and Stephane Ratel. The initial rules package was considered loose, and McLaren was the first to take advantage of the situation. Their BMW-powered F1 GTR was unbeatable, and it won the 1995 running of Le Mans. That sent Porsche’s famed Norbert Singer and his experienced engineering squad to the drawing boards. From that effort emerged the first-generation Porsche GT1, a car that placed 2nd and 3rd at Le Mans in 1996 — and won the GT1 class, just Our subject car has lived a charmed, fully documented life. It is serial number 005, optioned with air conditioning (!) and extra seat padding — so it is almost a Komfort version. one lap down to the winning prototype TWR/Porsche. (That car was the old Tom Walkinshaw Jaguar XJR-14 tub updated with a Porsche 962-like engine, all managed by Joest Racing.) The GT1 went on to win the last three BPR Global GT races of the season. 1997–98 was gloomy, but 1998 had a sunny spot The FIA returned to sanctioning GT racing for 1997. Peter and Ratel parted ways with BPR, creating separate smaller national series. Unfortunately, the FIA looked at the Porsche GT1’s performance at Le Mans and those last three BBR races in 1996 and put induction restrictors on the car. FIA also had firmer homologation rules than BPR. No longer would a manufacturer’s promise to build 20 road cars “sooner or later” suffice. Mercedes/AMG and McLaren/BMW dominated GT racing in 1997, although that same Joest-owned TRW-Porsche again won Le Mans as a prototype. At the Sarthe, the updated 1997 Porsche GT1 Evolution finished 3rd and 4th in GT1 (5th and 8th overall) behind McLaren F1s in 1st and 2nd (3rd and 4th overall). For 1998, Singer and his staff redesigned the GT1. They changed from steel to carbon fiber for the monocoque tub (the body panels were always carbon fiber), reworked the dimensions so they could move the gas tank from the front trunk to the rear bulkhead just ahead of the engine, and they tweaked the suspension and the aerodynamics. This time they manufactured the requisite 20 homologation street cars. Those Strassenversion GT1s were barely detuned or softened vs. the racing GT1/98, although a real interior was added, with two leather seats instead of one in Nomex for the race car. Although the Mercedes CLK/GTRs won literally every race in the 1998 FIA GT1 Series, Porsche’s 1st and 2nd overall finishes at Le Mans made the Porsche GT1 a desirable classic. Only Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Daytona can affect a car’s reputa- June 2017 75 tion that vigorously. The 12 Hours of Sebring and Spa’s FIA race also have positive but smaller influences. A charmed life Our subject car has lived a charmed, fully documented life. It is serial number 005, optioned with air conditioning (!) and extra seat padding — so it is almost a Komfort version. Porsche’s Munich dealer sold the car, for the equivalent of about $900,000, to Tobias Kemper, who streetdrove it 4,440 km (2,758 miles) of its total 7,900 km (4,908 miles). The car came to the United States in 2003 to Florida’s Don Wallace, who was ahead of his time in collecting rare, race-bred GT cars. It was an early Show or Display entry into the United States, which exempted it from DoT regulations. Fortunately, a master ME/EE engineer — Jonathan Weisheit at JK Technologies in Baltimore — performed the EPA Federalization. Anything less would have hurt the car’s value. GT1 005 passed back to Germany to Manfred Freisinger in 2012 — and then went on to its consignor in Michigan. A frenzy of activity preceded this GT1’s auction When this GT1 was consigned to Gooding, there were at least three GT1s for sale around the world. Potential buyers hovered over them, trying to divine where prices would settle, which car was better — or best — and which car was the strongest value. At least two of those cars sold as buyers chose to hedge against a strong result at the Gooding auction. As most expected, the auction result was indeed strong, a world-record result — for a public or private sale. A knowledgeable and wealthy Brazilian industrialist living in the U.K. won the bidding battle. With all the attention, light and heat put on this GT1, the market spoke eloquently. The sale price — $5,665,000 — is the current norm for a fine GT1. Is the new supercar dream collection a Porsche GT1, a McLaren F1, and a Mercedes CLK/GTR? By the way, Don Wallace had those three cars — 15 years ago. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.)


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German Profile The Cumberford Perspective This barely tamed rocket of a car is intended for the road? Really? By Robert Cumberford 3 4 and never-rational racing rules. This ridiculous road car, handsome as it is, is purely a sop to rule makers who wanted to “equalize” competitions. Who cares how many O Ferrari GTOs were actually made? Or that there were 25 911 GT1s in two series? Who would really drive one of these cars on the road? It’s a great lawn ornament — and a wonderful engineering monument. And you can almost see a Porsche 911 in there somewhere — even if the only production pieces are the headlamp assemblies. I know from having worked with one of the contract modelers who did the original clay model that this shape was executed in the Porsche styling department — presumably under direction of styling chief Harm Lagaay, who himself was a racer. So it’s not surprising that the car is good looking — and very fast and capable of running hard for hours on end. Another version, in white, reputed to be in the Porsche factory museum, is better looking than this one. That 1998 car is said to be one of five, but there were more cars like this one. Knowing how many is for specialists and collectors, but as I said, for such exotica, who really cares? ♦ 7 ne really must admire the absurdity of ever-changing 1 2 5 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 A leading-edge radius on the back of the rear wheelhouse opening for drag reduction says that this is a pure racer — not a touring car of any kind, grand label or not. 2 Somehow this looks more like a bridge than a wing. It is that thick, heavy and solid. 3 The engine air-inlet scoop is an artless excrescence, but it must have been necessary for the performance sought. 4 Big hot-air outlets — Ford GT40-style — must have been required, but they really don’t look terribly Porsche-like. 5 The “sprawling amoeba” production headlamps were unfortunate on both normal road cars and on the Strassenversion. 6 This is probably the most normal frontal air intake any Porsche ever had. Its radius ed ends are quite elegant, and the corner scoop on the upper outer portion is nice as well. Pity about the awkward license-plate bracket. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 A hard horizontal datum below the lamps yields to a slightly arched spoiler above — and an even-more-arched wing above that. The rear is messy and cluttered at best. 8 Backlight? What backlight? There are huge wing 8 9 mirrors, Japanese-style, to let you see what’s falling back behind you. 9 The side window profile is almost 911, but it is chopped a bit in height. There is no problem about marque identity, though. It’s clearly a Porsche. 10 This undercut helps keep air flowing aft without climbing the body sides. It looks speedy, too, so it’s repeated with less practical effect at the rear wheel openings. 11 The body bulges outward from the back edge of the door, providing quite a large scoop. 12 There is a lot of heat to disperse, so the big, open areas on the rear fascia are highly practical, and their lower perimeter lines are artfully and elegantly shaped. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) Conspicuous in its absence, there’s no airbag in the rather refined and comfortable-looking steering wheel. A lot of effort was expended making the interior seem intended for normal use. Note the leather and trim pieces on the rollcage elements visible in the cockpit — and the nicely styled inner door panels. The seats are ready for five-point harnesses, but the road-car shoulder-belt sockets are here, too. 10 11 12 76


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American Profile 1938 Graham 97 Supercharged Cabriolet by Saoutchik This car is one of the two remaining Saoutchik Graham cabriolets — and that brought the money by Carl Bomstead Details Year produced: 1938 Number produced: Two Original list price: $1,290 Current SCM Median Valuation: $129,250 Tune-up cost: $400 Distributor cap: $35 Chassis # location: On body floor inside right door Engine # location: On right side of block Club: The Graham-Paige Owners Club Web: www.graham-paigbe.com Alternatives: 1951 Delahaye 235 cabriolet by Saoutchik, 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Three-Position Drophead by Saoutchik, 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6C Dubonnet Xenia Streamliner by Saoutchik SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 141747 L ike many advanced American designs of the late 1930s, “The Spirit of Motion” caught on much stronger in avant-garde Europe than in its home country. The finest European coachbuilders took Northrup’s aerodynamic lines as their muse, among them Jacques Saoutchik of Paris. Saoutchik installed custom cabriolet bodywork on several “Sharknose” chassis, of which the car shown here is believed to be one of two existing examples and the only one currently in the United States. Chassis number 141747 was one of two Saoutchik- bodied Grahams displayed at the 1938 Paris Salon, with this particular car being the more special of the pair, with its cantilevered doors and folding windshield. It was the car displayed on Saoutchik’s stand, where photographs depicted Pierre Saoutchik presenting it to French President Albert François Lebrun. It was shown again at the Faire de Lyon in March 1939, as featured in the Graham factory newsletter The Supercharger. Following completion of the spectacular restoration, the Graham made its debut at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Its design and restoration were acclaimed, as it became one of the most popular and most photographed cars of the show, and it was awarded Second in Class. It appeared again in 2015 at the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Ontario, Canada, and was even more successful, being judged Best of Show among a field of superlative classics. 78 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 243, sold for $770,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s auction in Amelia Island, FL, on March 11, 2017. The Graham Brothers — Joseph, Robert and Ray — introduced their new Graham-Paige at the January 1928 New York Auto Show with introductions from boxer Gene Tunney and Norte Dame football coach Knute Rockne. Ten years later, the “Spirit of Motion” was introduced with a new dramatic radiator design known as the Sharknose. Unfortunately, public reaction in the United States to the advanced design was not favorable, as it was thought to be too radical or too ugly — or perhaps even both. The Europeans were, however, a bit more fashion- forward, and the streamlined designs of Jacques Saoutchik that appeared on Bugatti, Delahaye and other marques were well accepted. Saoutchik created several coachbuilt Graham cabriolets. Our subject car is thought to one of two remaining examples. The car had rakish lines, and the absence of running boards with a fin molded into the rear deck added to the aerodynamic look. It also featured cantilevered doors that would swing out and over the rear fenders, a design feature that was licensed from James Young Ltd. A folding windshield and three-position top completed the Art Deco look. 1939 Graham 97 Supercharged convertible Lot 232, s/n 505389 Condition 3+ Sold at $129,250 RM Auctions, Plymouth, MI, 8/04/06 SCM# 42404 Sports Car Market 1939 Graham 97 Supercharged convertible Lot 156, s/n 505389 Condition 2Sold at $137,500 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, 3/12/10 SCM# 159938 1939 Graham 97 coupe Lot 344.3, s/n 510631 Condition 2 Sold at $27,500 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas, NV, 9/22/10 SCM# 166236 Darin Schnabel ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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From France to Harrah’s to Pebble Beach Our subject car was one of two Saoutchik-bodied Grahams that were displayed at the 1938 Paris Auto Salon, and chassis 141747 was subsequently shown at the Faire de Lyon in March 1939. Then the supercharged Graham 97 began a remarkable journey that took it from Algiers to the famed Harrah’s Collection and to the show field at Pebble Beach. After the show in Lyon, it was sold to a French soldier who was stationed in Algiers, and then a general requisitioned his car. After its return, the car was converted to run on coal, and it was finally sold to the French Army, which installed a military gas engine. In 1944, it was sold to an American for the princely sum of $175. After several subsequent owners, it was acquired by Harrah’s, which attempted, unsuccessfully, to confirm the rumor that Charles de Gaulle once used the car. It was again sold at one of the Harrah’s Automotive Collection dis- persal auctions in 1981. It remained with its new owner for more than 30 years until his death. An eBay listing and an Internet post indicated that the daughter, who inherited the car, had no idea what to do with it. Restoration and Pebble Beach An RM Sotheby’s representative noticed the post and suggested they had clients interested in restoring cars that would have Pebble Beachwinning potential. RM Auto Restoration performed a spectacular restoration. The heavy, 52-inch-wide cantilevered doors operate with a finger’s touch. The two-tone plastic dash was painstakingly re-created. The result was stunning; however, it only received a Second in Class at Pebble Beach, which had to be disappointing. To be eligible for Best in Show, which we assume was the objective, a car at Pebble Beach must first win its class, so that goal was not to be realized for this Graham. It did receive a Best of Show at a concours in Canada, however, and the Classic Car Club of America has accepted it as a Full Classic by virtue of its dramatic coachwork. A rare car with peerless documentation The car was auctioned with the extensive research documents from the Harrah’s Automotive Collection — and the 30-year archive from the previous owner. The price paid, in my opinion, was most reasonable, as it will be wel- comed at any major event. The solid, bulletproof documentation makes it beyond reproach. This car truly captures the “Spirit of Motion.” ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) RM Auto Restoration performed a spectacular restoration. The heavy, 52-inch-wide cantilevered doors operate with a finger’s touch. The two-tone plastic dash was painstakingly re-created. The result was stunning; however, it only received a Second in Class at Pebble Beach, which had to be disappointing. June 2017 79


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Race Car Profile 1959 Devin D Porsche Special If you can think of this car as a weird, pretty and very quick 356, the money makes sense by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1958–65 Number produced: Factory-built cars, 46; kits, unknown Original list price: $3,500 Current SCM Median Valuation: $78,375 Chassis # location: Top of engine fan shroud Engine # location: Above crankshaft pulley Club: Porsche Club of America Web: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1959–65 Devin C, 1960–63 Porsche 356B, 1956–58 Lotus Eleven SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: DD512 Engine number: 804903 T he brainchild of Bill Devin, an SCCA National Champion from California, Devin Enterprises created a number of kit cars in the 1950s and 1960s. Lightweight, affordable and easy to con- struct, Devin’s fiberglass sports car quickly earned him a stellar reputation, and Devins could be found competing on racetracks across America. The Devin D could be purchased as a kit to be as- sembled by the customer or as a completed car for racing or street use. Boasting a tubular frame, the car was assembled mainly with Volkswagen parts and could be fitted with either a Porsche or VW engine. While this particular Devin D’s history remains largely unknown, documentation on file notes that this particular car was once part of the estate of Bill Devin. It was sold from the Devin Estate to an individual in Italy in 2003, before its current owner bought the car in 2014. Fitted with a Type 616/7, 1,600-cc, 4-cylinder en- gine from a Porsche 356B, the car presents quite well throughout. Still popular today in vintage racing, there is no doubt that this Devin D would be an absolute thrill to drive. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 213, sold for $88,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s auction on Amelia Island, FL, on March 11, 2017. 80 The kit car is a uniquely American phenomenon. Although certain English manufacturers, such as Lotus, were happy to sell disassembled versions of their production cars as a way of avoiding an excise tax on automobiles, the idea of selling bodies and various parts to hobbyists to use in constructing their own specials was a product of our post-World War II enthusiasm and the hot rod culture that developed in the United States. A number of factors — economic, administrative, and cultural — joined in a happy confluence to allow this, and it is worth a bit of time to consider how it happened. The economics are pretty simple: The U.S. was physically untouched during the war and emerged with an enormous industrial, financial and agricultural base. Building your own car After a few tough years making the transition from a wartime environment to a peacetime one, the American economy boomed as probably never before. Jobs were available to virtually anyone who wanted one, and the relatively low cost of living (and possibly expectations following 15 years of extremely difficult times) meant that lots of people had spare cash to spend. The administrative side is less obvious except in ret- rospect. Today we accept the idea that government should set and enforce standards for most aspects of our lives as Sports Car Market 1967 Devin Monza racer Lot S165, s/n DSR007 Condition 3+ Sold at $50,880 Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 5/16/11 SCM# 179386 1961 Porsche 356 coupe Lot 17, s/n 117294 Condition 2Sold at $90,750 Gooding & Company, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/19/17 SCM# 6811963 1957 Devin Triumph S roadster Lot 12, s/n CT8986L Condition 2Sold at $68,750 Motostalgia, Amelia Island, FL, 3/11/16 SCM# 271425 Remi Dargegen ©2017, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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completely normal, but this hadn’t been imagined in the 1950s. In the car world, this made for very simple times — no safety requirements or crashworthiness, no emissions or fuel-efficiency rules, no standardized vehicle identification systems, no real legal obligations to build or operate a safe and roadworthy car, no such thing as a “secure title.” Getting a car licensed and street legal involved little more than fenders, headlights, and filling out a form at the state license bureau. Anybody could build, register and sell a car. A can-do mindset The cultural aspects were possibly the most important. America felt that it had saved the world in the war, and the troops came home optimistic, enthusiastic, and with the feeling that they could accomplish whatever they set their minds to. There was also a tacit assumption that they could do anything a lot better. In the car world this gave us hot rods. Is what you can buy too boring and slow? Go ahead and chop it, channel it, stuff in a big engine, paint it up in wild colors, then go and show your friends what you’ve done. There’s no reason not to. The ease of fiberglass The last big factor was the invention of the fiberglass auto body, which became a viable alternative in the early 1950s. Forming steel into a body requires tremendous investments in tooling and presses, so it is impractical for low production, while aluminum requires lots of time and artistry to get fluid shapes, but anyone willing to build a mold can build a fiberglass body. It democratized small-quantity car production. Bill Devin was one of the first and certainly the most successful of the kit-car builders. He was a serial entrepreneur who started out as a small-time car dealer and quickly caught the racing bug — he entered a Crosley Hotshot in the early Pebble Beach races. He graduated to selling Siatas, Ferraris and OSCAs in Southern California, but he became disillusioned with their cost, unreliability, and general unsuitability for both the street and competition uses that his clients wanted. In other words, Devin was sure that he could do it better. He learned how to work in fiberglass and started out building H-modified racers based on Panhard components on a custom ladder frame. Not claiming to be a designer, he took a body mold off a DB Le Mans car for the shape and used high-quality woven glass cloth to build a very strong and light body. These Devin-Panhards proved successful and paved the way to the next step: building and selling the components for a kit car. He started out this phase in 1956 with a body shape that he had lifted off a friend’s 1,100-cc Ermini, a Scaglietti design that looked like a scaled-down 750 Monza Ferrari. The trick that made it work was that instead of a single-piece mold, he made lots of differently sized mold pieces that could be assembled into a single tool to produce any of 27 differently sized bodies for anything from a Crosley through an MG to a Corvette. Devin Enterprises became the biggest aftermarket body manufacturer in the world. In 1957, two Irish engineers who wanted to purchase a body for a chassis they had designed approached Devin. Rather than just sell them a body, he arranged to purchase their chassis design and entered the complete car business with the Chevy V8-powered Devin SS (also available as a kit). The SS used a new body shape that was similar to the kit cars but distinct. It continued in production through 1959. Enter the Model D Building on the success of both the body business and the SS, Devin introduced the Model D in 1958. It used a Devindesigned-and-built tubular ladder frame, a newly designed body, and Volkswagen engine, transaxle and suspension. The idea was that someone moderately handy with wrenches could take a VW sedan, purchase a $1,500 frame, body and accessories kit, and build a complete sports car. Or you could buy a Devin- built model for $3,000. Production continued through 1965. I have no idea how many kits were produced or sold, but the factory apparently built 46 cars. Porsche power was optional for about $500. More Porsche than VW Today’s subject car is un- My 1961 Devin Porsche out- questionably a Devin D, almost certainly built from a kit rather than by the factory, and apparently was very carefully and well constructed. The question for both performance and value has to do with how much 356 Porsche is inside vs. VW sedan. Because of design similarities, it shouldn’t be difficult to use a Porsche suspension rather than VW, and this car has a 356 Super 90 engine. It clearly uses Porsche wheels and brake drums, and the instruments are Porsche. If someone took a wrecked Super 90 and moved all the essential bits over to the new chassis, the end Devin will be far different and more desirable than if it had VW suspension, transaxle and steering. A 1,350-pound, 90–100-horsepower open Porsche 356 with Devin frame and body could be a lot of fun. This is speculation on my part, but my guess is that this car is more handled any 356 I have ever driven. It weighed in at 1,400 pounds with its Super 90 engine, and it sent 110 hp to the rear wheels. The combined super-light front end, close-ratio gearbox and Porsche power sent it through the gears at surprising speed. The “fun factor” was fully realized on Maui’s twisty upcountry roads, and I always had the feeling that I was flying when I drove that car. Bill Devin designed some of the best-looking post-war sport cars in America. The visual pleasure of looking at a Devin never leaves me wanting to change any line on the car. — Gregg Blue, Maui, HI Porsche than VW. It was previously part of a major Swiss collection, and the Italian “356 Club” tag on the body suggests that knowledgeable eyes have inspected and approved of it. If this is true, then the price makes quite a lot of sense. Garden-variety Devin Ds seldom come up, and when they do they are under $35,000 — maybe. Add, say, $20,000 for the Porsche engine, and you still don’t have much value. If you can think of valuing it as a weird, pretty and very quick 356, though, the money makes sense. I’d guess the latter, so fairly bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $200,000 $165,000 $50,000 $75,000 $100,000 $125,000 $150,000 $25,000 $0 June 2017 N/A 2012 2013 2014 1959 Devin $88,000 This sale: $88,000 $68,750 N/A 2015 2016 81 Seat Time


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Next Gen Profile 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight Low production is not the only reason why the M3 Lightweight is a significant and desirable collector car by Philip Richter Details Year produced: 1995 Number produced: 126 Original List Price: $47,470 Current SCM Median Valuation: $71,500 Tune-up cost: $750 Chassis # location: On the dashboard near the lower left windshield, on the end of the left front door and on the gear housing Engine # location: Under the inlet manifold Club: BMW Car Club of America Web: www.bmwccca.org Alternatives: 1996–97 Porsche 993 Twin Turbo, 1994 BMW M3-R, 1994 BMW M3 GTR SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: WBSBF9326SEH07534 I n 1995, BMW responded to American customer demand by building a special track-oriented version of the esteemed E36-series M3. The resulting M3 Lightweight shaved 225 pounds from the standard version by integrating aluminum doors and removing all sound deadeners and comfort equipment. The model also featured stiffer springs, front and rear spoilers, and an individually selected engine. Chassis 07534 is one of 126 M3 Lightweights built, and it is a particularly pristine and well-documented example. Completed in September 1995, this car was sent to the Prototype Technology Group in Winchester, VA, where the factory-supplied dual-pickup oil pan, adjustable GT rear wing, front strut brace and lower X-brace were installed. Distributed to Century Auto Sales in Greenville, SC, the M3 was sold to local resident Mauro Romagnoli in February 1996, and he retained possession until 2003. The car was then acquired by an associate of a BMW dealership in Ramsey, NJ, where it was freshened as needed over the next year, as reflected by invoices. Currently displaying 7,500 miles, this M3 Lightweight appears to feature overwhelming factory originality. It is documented with an original window sticker, a BMW factory record and a CARFAX Vehicle History Report. The minimally used and desirably original Lightweight would make a fantastic complement to any sporting collection. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 28, sold for $145,750, including buyer’s premium, at 82 Gooding & Company’s 2017 Amelia Island Auction on March 10, 2017. The M3 Lightweight is referred to in BMW alphanu- meric code parlance as the E36 M3 Lightweight CSL. The car is a special track-oriented homologation version of the U.S.-specification 1995 E36 M3 coupe. The M3 Lightweight was conceived of as a model for serious track-driving enthusiasts. In January 1995, BMW’s Motorsport Brand Manager Erik Wensberg wrote the following description in a dealer sales bulletin: “1995 BMW M3 Lightweight: Designed for the performance purist and/or active competitor, the M3 Lightweight is a limited-production specialty product built with competition in mind. This road-legal model will be produced to special standards, deleting all unnecessary comfort and convenience equipment, and adding a number of performance upgrades which are all based on the European M3 GT homologation series for worldwide GT racing. The M3 Lightweight defines the true essence of the M3 performance profile.” Like many specialty-built performance cars of the era, the M3 Lightweight was not an immediate sales hit for BMW dealers. However, BMW was certainly ahead of their time given the recent surge in popularity of the “Enthusiast Production Models.” A bare-bones racing BMW The M3 Lightweight had several special features that increased performance and decreased weight. BMW engineers shortened the final drive to a 3.23:1 ratio but left the stock M3 engine alone. Aluminum Sports Car Market 1995 BMW M3 CSL coupe Lot F193, s/n WBSBF932XSEH07178 Condition 2- Not sold at $35,000 Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 3/28/12 SCM# 197569 1987 Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione Lot 296, s/n ACO22 Condition 2Sold at $355,891 RM Sotheby’s Duemila Ruote, Milan, ITA, 11/24/16 SCM# 6813148 1997 Audi A4 Quattro Super Touring Lot 115, s/n ST31 Condition: 2 Sold at $150,080 RM Sotheby’s, London, U.K., 9/7/16 SCM# 6809414 Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company


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doors were added and air conditioning was removed to cut weight. Other Weight Watchers enhancements included reducing sound insulation, removing the radio and leaving the toolkit behind. Power leather seats were replaced with manually operated cloth versions. A beefier front spoiler and an optional larger rear wing gave the M3 Lightweight a subtle — yet aggressive — look. The front left and right rear were treated with artistic BMW Motorsport-colored checkered flags. The M3 Lightweight also received a liberal application of additional special-edition motorsport emblems. The dashboard and console got a layer of carbon-fiber coverings to further distinguish the M3 Lightweight from its stock M3 siblings. When all was said and done, the M3 Lightweight lost 225 pounds and tipped the scales at 2,950 pounds. A rare racer Because only 126 E36 M3 Lightweights were produced, this special homologation edition deserves legitimate rarity status. But low production is not the only reason why the M3 Lightweight is a significant and desirable collector car for the rabid BMW M enthusiast. This model checks three crucial boxes: • It’s rare. • It’s got significant race history. • It was manufactured for one year. The 1995 24 Hours of Daytona marked the beginning of the IMSA GTS-2 season, and it also marked the launch of BMW’s all-new GTS-2 M3 program. The E36 M3 enjoyed a very successful racing career from 1995 to 1998. Over the E36’s lifespan, BMW’s Prototype Technology Group continuously improved the M3. This quintessentially German evolutionary process helped the E36 become a serious contender on the track. Over a four-year period, the E36 M3 enjoyed lots of podium finishes. In 1997, the Number 10 PTG M3 with Bill Auberlen behind the wheel won the 24 Hours of Daytona. A riser in the treaty-sale market While researching the M3 Lightweight, I consulted with Eric Keller, co-founder of Ohio-based Enthusiast Auto Group, which specializes in rare and classic BMW M cars. EAG has sourced, sorted and sold dozens of E36 M3 Lightweight CSLs over the past 17 years. Keller said Lightweight prices have risen from $25,000 in the mid- 2000s all the way to six figures today. EAG’s high-water-mark sale of an M3 Lightweight took place in April 2015, when an extremely wellpreserved example sold for $200,000. This particular car had 125 delivery miles and was only on the mar- ket for a few weeks. During the past six months, EAG has sold three M3 Lightweights with mileage ranging from 12,000 to 21,000 miles. EAG sold these three cars for $115,000 to $135,000. A market-correct sale Our subject car had only 7,500 original miles on the clock. This particular M3 had only two prior long-term owners. The all-in auction price of $145,750 appears to be in line with the current market. Given Keller’s commentary on recent private-market transactions, this sale appears to be a fair deal — given the low mileage and ownership provenance. The bigger question is the future appreciation potential of the M3 Lightweight. Keller estimates that more than half of these cars were on the track. He said most of the remaining M3 Lightweights are high-mileage cars that were driven hard. Nobody knows for sure, but research indicates that true four-digit-mileage, investment-grade examples are few and far between. It’s a good bet that demand will be strong for low-mileage, pristine examples 10 years from now. The downside for the new owner of our subject car is that preserving this M3 Lightweight in its current sub-10,000-mile state is crucial in realizing material future appreciation. This example is a car to save These cars love to be driven hard, and they are very controllable and predictable. ... The car is easy to work on, affordable to maintain, and parts are readily available. and protect with bubble wrap. Because of its low mileage, it’s not a car to drive and enjoy. Purchasing any ultra-low-mileage original collector car is almost purely an investment decision. The bottom line The M3 Lightweight is a must-own if you are a serious BMW M car collector. You don’t need to break traffic laws to have fun in an M3 Lightweight. These cars love to be driven hard, and they are very controllable and predictable. They were manufactured on the eve of the digital age, which means the M3 Lightweight is still an analog vehicle. The car is easy to work on, affordable to maintain and parts are readily available. To this day, the M3 Lightweight remains a popular track choice. What hard-core BMW M-car collector would not want an M3 Lightweight with racing DNA sitting in their garage? The car enjoys a competition pedigree and was a serious trophy winner. The E36 was a chassis that generated an IMSA racing title for BMW. That coveted status was only achieved twice before when the CSL won it in 1976 and then the M1 captured the title again five years later. The fact that a race-prepared version of the E36 M3 ultimately went on to win the 24 Hours of Daytona does not hurt its collectibility status. Going beyond race pedigree, the late Paul Walker of “Fast and Furious” fame loved the E36 M3 Lightweight so much that he owned six of them. This car has rarity and homologation on its side — with a dotted line to Daytona and Paul Walker. These attributes, along with its positive drivability characteristics, should help sustain investor and enthusiast interest well into the future. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) ors were added and air conditioning was removed to cut weight. Other Weight Watchers enhancements included reducing sound insula- tion, removing the radio and leaving the toolkit behind. Power leather seats were replaced with manually operated cloth versions. A beefier front spoiler and an optional larger rear wing gave the M3 Lightweight a subtle — yet aggressive — look. The front left and right rear were treated with artistic BMW Motorsport-colored checkered flags. The M3 Lightweight also received a liberal application of additional special-edition motorsport emblems. The dashboard and console got a layer of carbon-fiber coverings to further distinguish the M3 Lightweight from its stock M3 siblings. When all was said and done, the M3 Lightweight lost 225 pounds and tipped the scales at 2,950 pounds. A rare racer Because only 126 E36 M3 Lightweights were produced, this special homologation edition deserves legitimate rarity status. But low pro- duction is not the only reason why the M3 Lightweight is a significant and desirable collector car for the rabid BMW M enthusiast. This model checks three crucial boxes: • It’s rare. • It’s got significant race history. • It was manufactured for one year. The 1995 24 Hours of Daytona marked the beginning of the IMSA GTS-2 season, and it also marked the launch of BMW’s all-new GTS-2 M3 program. The E36 M3 enjoyed a very successful racing career from 1995 to 1998. Over the E36’s lifespan, BMW’s Prototype Technology Group continuously improved the M3. This quintessentially German evolutionary process helped the E36 become a serious contender on the track. Over a four-year period, the E36 M3 enjoyed lots of podium finishes. In 1997, the Number 10 PTG M3 with Bill Auberlen behind the wheel won the 24 Hours of Daytona. A riser in the treaty-sale market While researching the M3 Lightweight, I consulted with Eric Keller, co-founder of Ohio-based Enthusiast Auto Group, which specializes in rare and classic BMW M cars. EAG has sourced, sorted and sold dozens of E36 M3 Lightweight CSLs over the past 17 years. Keller said Lightweight prices have risen from $25,000 in the mid- 2000s all the way to six figures today. EAG’s high-water-mark sale of an M3 Lightweight took place in April 2015, when an extremely well- preserved example sold for $200,000. This particular car had 125 delivery miles and was only on the mar- ket for a few weeks. During the past six months, EAG has sold three M3 Lightweights with mileage ranging from 12,000 to 21,000 miles. EAG sold these three cars for $115,000 to $135,000. A market-correct sale Our subject car had only 7,500 original miles on the clock. This particular M3 had only two prior long-term owners. The all-in auction price of $145,750 appears to be in line with the current market. Given Keller’s commentary on recent private-market transactions, this sale appears to be a fair deal — given the low mileage and owner- ship provenance. The bigger question is the future appreciation potential of the M3 Lightweight. Keller estimates that more than half of these cars were on the track. He said most of the remaining M3 Lightweights are high-mileage cars that were driven hard. Nobody knows for sure, but research indicates that true four-digit-mileage, investment-grade ex- amples are few and far between. It’s a good bet that demand will be strong for low-mileage, pristine examples 10 years from now. The downside for the new owner of our subject car is that preserving this M3 Lightweight in its current sub-10,000-mile state is crucial in realizing material future appreciation. This example is a car to save These cars love to be driven hard, and they are very controllable and predictable. ... The car is easy to work on, affordable to maintain, and parts are readily available. and protect with bubble wrap. Because of its low mileage, it’s not a car to drive and enjoy. Purchasing any ultra-low-mileage original collec- tor car is almost purely an investment decision. The bottom line The M3 Lightweight is a must-own if you are a serious BMW M car collector. You don’t need to break traffic laws to have fun in an M3 Lightweight. These cars love to be driven hard, and they are very controllable and predictable. They were manufactured on the eve of the digital age, which means the M3 Lightweight is still an analog vehicle. The car is easy to work on, affordable to maintain and parts are readily available. To this day, the M3 Lightweight remains a popular track choice. What hard-core BMW M-car collector would not want an M3 Lightweight with racing DNA sitting in their garage? The car enjoys a competition pedigree and was a serious trophy winner. The E36 was a chassis that generated an IMSA racing title for BMW. That coveted status was only achieved twice before when the CSL won it in 1976 and then the M1 captured the title again five years later. The fact that a race-prepared version of the E36 M3 ultimately went on to win the 24 Hours of Daytona does not hurt its collectibility status. Going beyond race pedigree, the late Paul Walker of “Fast and Furious” fame loved the E36 M3 Lightweight so much that he owned six of them. This car has rarity and homologation on its side — with a dotted line to Daytona and Paul Walker. These attributes, along with its positive drivability characteristics, should help sustain investor and enthusiast interest well into the future. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) 83 83


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AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE $71m RM Sotheby’s; Amelia Island, FL, p. 92 $31m Gooding & Co.; Amelia Island, FL, p. 102 $11m Bonhams; Amelia Island, FL, p. 116 $7m Silverstone; Stoneleigh Park, U.K., p. 130 $7m Bonhams; Chichester, U.K., p. 142 Roundup, p. 152 2015 McLaren P1, sold at $2,392,500; Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company June 2017 87


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Market Reports Overview Record Highs and Lows in Amelia The Volkswagen Beetle is a bug that won’t be squashed Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) By Garrett Long S 1. 2015 McLaren P1 coupe, $2,392,500—Gooding & Co., FL, p. 106 2. 1956 Maserati A6G54 Series III coupe, $2,365,000—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 96 3. 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT coupe, $2,227,500—Bonhams, FL, p. 126 4. 1936 Lancia Astura Series III cabriolet, $2,145,000—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 94 5. 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB coupe, $1,842,500—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 96 6. 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, $1,650,000—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 94 7. 1949 Aston Martin DB Mk II coupe, $1,540,000—Gooding & Co., FL, p. 104 8. 1990 Ferrari F40 coupe, $1,485,000—Gooding & Co., FL, p. 112 9. 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic coupe, $1,375,000—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 96 10. 1977 Porsche 934/5 racer, $1,375,000—Gooding & Co., FL, p. 108 Best Buys 1994 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo II hatchback, $66,665—Silverstone, U.K., p. 140 88 ilverstone had their best sale at Stoneleigh Park yet, bumping up their sales total half a million from last year to $7m this year. While their quality was solid, it seemed their trick this year was to simply offer more cars — 22 more, to be exact. With a generally upward trend across all categories, this is one to watch for next year. Bonhams has two sales in this issue: Amelia Island and Goodwood. Besides a dip in sales total (directly tied with the 14 fewer lots), Goodwood went off without a hitch and brought expected numbers. Amelia, on the other hand, was a bit rough for Bonhams this year, with weather and shifting schedules conspiring against them. While this sale had an impressive 85% sales rate and a respectable number of lots, the average car price was well below Bonhams’ previous two years in Florida. Their sales total was also the lowest; the $10.5m total from this year was eclipsed by their $27m total in 2016. Gooding and Company’s numbers were bound to go down without the Seinfeld name-grabbing headlines and a Ferrari worth more than the contents of most bank vaults. However, Gooding still brought formidable numbers all around (with plenty of Porsches) and without any notable deviations from previous years. I hope RM Sotheby’s had the champagne ready, be- cause despite some prominent no-sales, they had a record year at Amelia. Offering 150 cars — 35 more that the next highest year — with the second-highest average lot price and an 89% sales rate, was a recipe for success that will be tough for them to top next year. Garrett’s Market Moment: On my way home from work every day here at SCM headquarters, I walk past an old yellow VW Beetle. It’s about as average a Beetle as you can imagine: runs with a constant threat of stalling, rustspattered paint like it was peppered by a shotgun, and seats akin to an unmade bed. You know, the type of Beetle that’s parked long-term in the back of a Chinese restaurant. That’s the type of car I, and probably you, picture when we hear “Volkswagen Beetle.” So why are Beetle prices going up? In Gooding, disguised (a little too well) among the rows of Porsches, was a high-quality VW that went for $44k. Auction Analyst Pierre Hedary gave it a thumbs up, and if I could have picked another Best Buy, it would have Is it time to sell? This 1950 Volkswagen Beetle 2-door sedan sold for $44,000 at Gooding & Company’s 2017 Amelia Island sale Oklahoma City, OK February 24–26, 2017 Stoneleigh Park, U.K. February 24, 2017 Greensboro, NC March 2–4, 2017 Amelia Island, FL March 9, 2017 Bonhams Amelia Island, FL March 10–11, 2017 Amelia Island, FL March 10, 2017 Gooding & Co. Chichester, U.K. March 19, 2017 $0 Bonhams $6.9m $20m 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition $30.6m $40m $60m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts been the VW. Despite my general distaste for the Bug, it was smart money. In the SCM Platinum Auction Database, the Beetle’s average price in 2004 was $7.5k; in 2017 it is currently at $15.5k and riding a very clear wave upward, still yet to be swayed by the fine example at Gooding. So rust-free Beetle owners, don’t jump into the market yet; let the tide rise before hopping on that wave. ♦ $80m $100m RM Sotheby’s GAA Silverstone Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue Leake $10.4m $7.2m $13.7m $10.5m $70.8m 9. 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic coupe, $1,375,000—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 96 1935 Cadillac V8 355D sedan, $27,500—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 100 1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S sedan, $24,200—Gooding & Co., FL, p. 106 1939 Bentley 4¼ Litre coupe, $172,700—Bonhams, Amelia Island, FL, p. 118 Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Trending Now Buy/Sell/Hold SCM’s B. Mitchell Carlson calls out what’s hot and what’s not in today’s market by B. Mitchell Carlson Median Sold Price $35,000 $30,000 $25,000 $15,000 $20,000 $10,000 $5,000 $0 $29,150 $29,150 0% $20,140 -31% $16,960 -16% $16,430 -31% $12,960 -53% $10,450 -47% $23,740 40% $19,855 53% $27,360 67% Buy: 1996 Chevrolet Corvette LT4 — The one-year-only LT4 engine option in this final year of the C4 Corvette bumped up the output to 330 hp, and was paired with the 6-speed manual. It’s just as easy to maintain as an LT1, unlike some quasi-exotic aspects of the ZR-1’s LT5. While all 1,000 Grand Sports were fitted with an LT4, there were also 5,359 put into regular-issue coupes and convertibles — and it was optional in the Commemorative Edition package. As modern production three-pedal cars are on the endangered-species list, and some traditional Corvette enthusiasts turn away from overly techno C7s, well-tendedto LT4s are starting to see some renewed interest. We are likely at the bottom of the depreciation curve. While the Grand Sports have been the top rung C4 for quite some time, there’s definitely room to grow with any of the LT4 cars. 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Number produced: 6,359 Number in SCM Platinum Auction Database: 8 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 2 Average selling price of those cars: $11,330 Current SCM Median Valuation: $12,210 Median Sold Price $350,000 $300,000 $250,000 $200,000 $150,000 $100,000 $50,000 $0 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 $181,380 14% $159,500 $208,000 26% $165,710 5% $158,400 -13% $330,000 11% $297,000 27% $233,200 12% $305,250 -8% $299,200 -2% Sell: 2005–06 Ford GT — As the Bubbleheads in the U.S. Navy’s submarine fleet say, “Prepare to dive.” As the current-production GTs start to surface over the course of the next few years, folks will want to sell their 2005–06 GTs to get one. Part of the appeal of the retro GT was that when it was new, it was stateof-the-art for Ford. Now, other cars of theirs have made more power (2013–14 Shelby GT500, current GT) and handle better (Shelby GT350 R, current GT). If you got into a retro GT for the short time they were actually below sticker price, weren’t tempted by the high market of the past few years, and want to move on — or are one of the lucky few who were papal-approved for a new GT — kick it to the curb now. Soon, the prices will start to sink again, and then everyone will keep theirs off the market, like Hemi cars from 2009 through last year. Number produced: 4,038 Number in SCM Platinum Auction Database: 121 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 26 Average selling price of those cars: $314,214 Current SCM Median Valuation: $305,300 Median Sold Price $70,000 $60,000 $50,000 $40,000 $31,165 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 $0 $24,840 -20% $32,970 -8% $35,844 44% $40,280 22% $52,040 23% $42,350 5% $50,050 -16% $59,400 14% $59,400 0% Hold: 1963–67 Mercedes-Benz 230SL — While 280SLs moved considerably up the market over the past decade, earlier 230SLs have consistently trailed behind, with the gap widening a bit. As to why this is happening, I’ll just ask for a show of hands: Who wants a near-identical car but with less horsepower and torque? Thought so. The final iteration of a given platform may be best of the breed, but that leaves the earlier examples as essentially leftovers. With the Pagoda-top feeding frenzy of a few years ago now being just a appetizer table, there’s less call for caviar and few are dolloping up the biscuits and gravy instead. I’ve seen a few 230s cross the block that I figured would do reasonably well yet bring Pontiac Firebird money. John Lennon’s car selling for $247,500 at Worldwide’s auction in Phoenix was an outlier, but some folks feel it would’ve done better if it had a 2.5-L under the hood. 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 90 Number produced: 19,831 Number in SCM Platinum Auction Database: 181 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 23 Average selling price of those cars: $66,981 Current SCM Median Valuation: $58,000 Sports Car Market BUY SELL HOLD


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL RM Sotheby’s — Amelia Island Despite a last-minute concours change that conflicted with the auction, RM Sotheby’s knocked it out of the park, with 19 cars sold for over $1m each Company RM Sotheby’s Date March 10–11, 2017 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneer Maarten ten Holder Automotive lots sold/offered 134/150 Sales rate 89% Sales total $70,769,600 High sale 1929 Stutz Model M supercharged Lancefield coupe, sold at $1,705,000 RM Sotheby’s 2017 Amelia Island top seller — 1929 Stutz Model M supercharged Lancefield coupe, sold at $1,705,000 Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics T he RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction took place under rather unusual circumstances. Due to im pending inclement weather, Amelia Island, FL the moved to Saturday, right on top of thi ing auction. Now, the other auctions s the concours did not fare well, as the r cases were less than half of what wa previous year. RM Sotheby’s, on the ot it out of the park with a listing of sensat 19 of which sold for over $1m each. There were actually two auctions, as Friday evening they presented the Orin Smith Collection of more than 60 cars, most of which were offered without reserve. Billed as “A Gentleman’s Collection,” it was cataloged by SCM’s own Diane Brandon, whose knowledge of Rolls-Royce and Bentley made the presentation of the provenance and condition of the vehicles offered both realistic and relevant. One of the most interesting Rolls-Royce cars offered was the 1958 Silver Cloud 1 “Honeymoon Express” with coachwork by Freestone and Webb. It was one of two examples built, with extravagant styling that was a rather drastic departure for Rolls-Royce. The front fenders formed hoods over the headlamps, and the rear fenders were subtly curved, forming tailfins. It sold for slightly over the low estimate at $1,347,000. In addition to the sensational Rolls-Royce and Bentleys were offerings that reflected Smith’s acute 92 nse of taste and beauty. Icons of the Jet Age were represented with the 1953 ncia Aurelia Spider by Pinin Farina that featured the protruding circular nose eminiscent of an F-86 Sabre fighter. It realized $1,248,500. The collection was well presented and realized $31m, which was a bit more than expected. The Saturday session, as previously mentioned, faced unexpected compe- tition from the concours, but that did not seem to affect the results as, with technology, yes, you can be in two places at once. A favored car was the 1929 Stutz Model M Supercharged Coupe with coachwork by Lancefield. It was resurrected from the famed A.K. Miller Collection and shortly after restoration was entered in the 1997 BeijingParis Motor Challenge. With a supercharger, lowered “gun turret” roofline and “helmet-style” fenders, it offered performance as well as elegant styling. It sold for well above expectations, realizing $1,705,000, but I expect the new owner feels he has a bit of a bargain. It was a record price for a Stutz at auction. A 1953 Atlas Babycar sold for $30,250, Sales Totals and at the other end of the spectrum, a 1937 Bugatti Type 57S cabriolet realized $7,700,000. The Bugatti was unrestored and very original, leaving the new owner with decisions to be made. Between the two extremes were numerous spectacular cars, including a 1933 Packard 1105 Twelve Convertible Victoria that sold for $522,500 and a 1956 Maserati A6G/54 coupe by Frua that realized $2,365,000. RM Sotheby’s raised the bar at Amelia Island, and the results prove that if you have the product, the buyers will find you regardless of the conflicts and difficulties. ♦ $75m $60m $45m $30m $15m 0 Sports Car Market 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Chad Taylor


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #223-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-4 BN2 coupe. S/N BN2L231178. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 87,802 miles. Purchased by U.S. serviceman and used while stationed in Europe. Brought back with him to U.S. Fitted with unusual custom coupe body that was handformed by California Metal Shaping in L.A. Was also fully restored, although now showing signs of going the other way. A few scratches and paint dull in a couple areas. A most unusual look. Cond: 2. ted with Rudge wheels, leather luggage and full documentation. Restored 10 years ago with engine rebuild. Nardi wood steering wheel. A strong presentation. Cond: 1-. has a few issues, but nothing serious and if it’s going to be used in club activities, will acquire more. Just hope the new owner gets some time behind the wheel. ITALIAN #236-1933 ISOTTA FRASCHINI TIPO SOLD AT $1,358,500. This 300SL sold for the predicted amount. There is at least one of these at most major auctions and the prices are predictable. Condition is the major factor and the Rudge wheels add about $40k to the package. All should be happy here. #148-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL SOLD AT $94,600. This was last seen at Mecum’s November 2013 Anaheim sale (SCM# 6726881), where it realized $53,500. Three months earlier, it sold for the same amount at their Monterey event. Now, less than three years later, the price has almost doubled for a rather awkward-looking Austin-Healey. No logical explanation. FRENCH #276-2012 BUGATTI VEYRON Grand Sport. S/N VF9SK2C25CM795051. Red & black/tan leather. Odo: 538 miles. One of 11 U.S.-spec Grand Sports. Powered by W16 engine with four turbochargers. Ten radiators manage heat. Fastest production car at the time. Low miles stated to be actual. Top speed of 253 miles per hour. Introduced at 2008 Pebble Beach. Only 407 Veyrons and only 150 were Grand Sports. Cond: 1. TOP 10 No. 6 SOLD AT $957,000. Price paid was within the predicted range. Ready for tours such as the Copperstate 1000, where it would be right at home. #264-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight coupe. S/N 9113600336. Eng. # 6630312. Light yellow/black fabric. Odo: 12,973 miles. One of the first 500 Carrera RS examples and one of just 200 lightweight Sports. An original numbers-matching Carrera with all original bodywork. Repainted Roadster. S/N 1980428500286. Metallic Silver Blue/blue fiberglass/tan leather. Odo: 21,660 miles. Fitted with Rudge wheels, hard top, Euro headlamps and fitted luggage. Upgraded with alloy engine block. Becker radio. A U.S.-delivery car with bumper guards. An older restoration that as been properly maintained and is very presentable Cond: 2. SOLD AT $902,000. We watched this sell at Gooding’s 2009 Scottsdale auction for $1,089,000, which was slightly over the low estimate (SCM# 1643047). Today, it did not fare as well, but time has taken its toll on condition. Sold as expected, so all should be pleased. A spectacular automobile. #163-1936 LANCIA ASTURA Series III cabriolet. S/N 335313. Gray/black fabric/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 72 km. One of perhaps three Pinin Farina cabriolets built on short-wheelbase Corto chassis. 1936 Milan Motor Show car. The rakish design by Pinin Farina was called “Tipo Bocco.” Restored in 2011 to concours standards. Luggage rack and trafficators. Numerous major awards since. A long-wheelbase version of the Astura awarded Best in Show at 2016 Pebble Beach. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 4 8A Dual-Cowl tourer. S/N 1664. Eng. # 1664. Black & plum/tan fabric/tan leather. RHD. Flamboyant styling by Castagna. Massive cut-down doors that opened for both front and back seating. Featured in several films including “Giant,” which premiered in 1956. The 8A featured the slightly larger SS motor with larger carburetors. Older restoration that is showing age, with paint cracks on hood and a few issues with brightwork. Long list of well-known owners. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,650,000. Supercars have been appearing at auction with regularity of late, and Veyrons have been selling in this range. Question is, how do you have this in the garage without at least a couple of hot laps? GERMAN #258-1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980404500116. Dark blue/ tan leather. Odo: 57,370 miles. The first year for the Gullwing. Only 167 built in 1954. Fit- 94 in late ’80s with recent mechanical work. Correct Carrera RS steering wheel recently installed. Has CoA from Porsche. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $869,000. Offered at no reserve, which is a bit of a gamble, but it paid off as the Porsche sold as expected. Older respray SOLD AT $2,145,000. An important car that sold at the lower end of the expected range. A couple hundred thousand more would have not been unrealistic, so buyer should be pleased. A striking Lancia loaded with history. #278-1950 FERRARI 166 MM Bar- chetta roadster. S/N 0058M. Eng. # 0058M. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 28,888 km. The 23rd of 25 Touring Barchettas built. Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL Participated in the 1951 and 1953 Mille Miglia. Very original and Ferrari Classiche certified. Factory build sheet shows it was first fitted with single Weber, later updated at factory with triple Webers. Numerous awards. Retains original Touring body. A sensational Ferrari. Cond: 1-. Salon. The only surviving coupe built on the Series III chassis by Frua. Recent restoration to highest standards. Engine replaced in early ’60s with American V8, but correct A6G54 replacement was found when restored. Won its class at 2014 Pebble Beach Concours. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,365,000. A striking car that sold for an impressive amount. Any premium will be quickly forgotten at first outing. Welcomed at most any major concours or tour. NOT SOLD AT $6,900,000. Price bid was off the mark by at least a million, so can’t blame the seller for taking it back to Seattle. One of the most prestigious Ferraris built, and with its bullet-proof documentation, will always be in demand. BEST BUY TOP 10 No. 9 #122-1953 FIAT 8V Supersonic coupe. S/N 106000049. Eng. # 1040 00000085. Cyan metallic/doeskin leather. Odo: 44,655 km. Only 15 8V Supersonics built. Thought to have been 1954 Geneva show car. Restored to original condition and properly maintained since. Original Borrani wires. Once fitted with Chevrolet engine, but correct Fiat motor located and reunited with chassis. Numerous awards including 2016 Amelia Island People’s Choice. An advanced Jet Age design. Cond: 1-. #245-1957 FIAT STANGUELLINI 1200 America Spider. S/N 121166. Silver/ black fabric/blue leather. Odo: 6,384 miles. One-off coachwork by Bertone, with elements of Alfa Romeo BAT cars. Discovered in Argentina in 1994 after being lost for decades. Restored and presented at Villa d’Este and Pebble Beach. First shown at 1957 Turin Auto Salon. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,842,500. We watched this Ferrari sell for $1,182,500 at RM’s 2012 Monterey sale (SCM# 4792127). Less than five years and 4,300 miles later, the consignor saw a sizable return on his money. Ain’t life great? SOLD AT $275,000. Striking coachwork that will draw a crowd wherever presented. Very underpowered but I doubt if it will see much time on the road. Sold for within reason. Postwar rolling art. #254-1961 FERRARI 250 GT SWB Ber- SOLD AT $1,375,000. We watched this sell at Bonhams’ August 2015 Carmel sale, where it realized $1,815,000 (SCM# 6786338). Less than two years later and with only 40 more kilometers on the clock, it sells for considerably less. A favored car and I feel the new owner made an incredible purchase. Just hope he uses and displays his new prize. Very well bought. TOP 10 No. 2 #260-1956 MASERATI A6G54 Series III coupe. S/N 2181. Red & black/black fabric/ tan leather. Odo: 80,313 miles. A well-documented Maserati that was displayed at the 1956 Turin Auto linetta. S/N 2639. Eng. # 2639. Red/tan leather. Odo: 27,674 miles. One of 41 roadspec 250 GTs built in 1961. Restored to perfection, with certification from Ferrari Classiche. Has alloy hood, doors and trunk. Engine rebuilt in 2015. Judged at 98.5 at Cavallino Classic. Presented with build sheets and complete history. A most dramatic Ferrari Cond: 1. #241-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 10267. Blu Scuro/maroon leather. Odo: 41,663 miles. A U.S.-delivery 330 GTC—that has recently received new paint and leather. Also recent mechanical work by marque specialist. Factory air and correct Borrani wires with Ferrari knockoffs. Full Ferrari Classiche Red Book. Numerous FCA awards including Gold Award at Cavallino. Cond: 1-. #263-1964 FERRARI 275 GTB coupe. S/N 06681. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 38,928 miles. Only about 250 short-nose 275 GTBs produced. Restored in late 1990s, with a more-recent engine rebuild. Numerous FCA awards. Ferrari Classiche Red Book. A delightful presentation with sparkling Rosso Corsa livery and contrasting black leather. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 5 SOLD AT $748,000. Sold in the sweet spot, so all should be pleased with the transaction. A properly restored and award-winning 330 GTC—that has low actual mileage. A wonderful example. NOT SOLD AT $8,200,000. We are in the rarified air when $8m will not buy a car. As one of the most significant road Ferraris, however, the market dictates that this just may be worth a million or so more. Unless there are underlying issues, no reason to let it go for less than full value. 96 “ #265-1991 FERRARI TESTAROSSA. S/N ZFFSG17A3M0087750. Fly Yellow/black leather. Odo: 583 miles. In all respects a new car. Was placed in storage upon delivery to U.S. Brought out of hibernation in 2014 and received an engine-out service. Never titled. Ferrari Classiche Certification Red Book. Subject of numerous articles and preservation awards. As good as it gets. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $308,000. A huge premium for a Testarossa, but go find one that is fresher than this one. Problem is, what do you do with it? Driving is like tossing thousand-dollar bills out the Less than five years and 4,300 miles later, the consignor saw a sizable return on his money. Ain’t life great? 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB coupe ” Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL Market Moment window, and it has won all the preservation awards. AMERICAN Erik Fuller ©2016, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s 1963 Meyers Manx Sold at $68,750 RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL, March 11, 2017, Lot 294 T here’s nothing in the world that looks like more fun than a good old-fashioned dune buggy. They’re simple, inexpensive, and utterly impractical. That’s their appeal — and it’s also their downfall. In the world of dune buggies, the Meyers Manx is the original. First marketed in 1964, the idea was to take an old VW Beetle and repurpose the floor pan and running gear under a simple fiberglass body. The result was a topless buggy that you could drive on the beach or anywhere else. The concept took off, winning a lot of dune and desert races in the 1960s. But success breeds competition, and that’s where the modern dune-buggy buyer runs into chal- lenges. By the end of the 1960s, cheaper copies of the Meyers design were being sold, and that led to the demise of the Meyers Company. About 6,000 of the original Meyers buggy bodies were made and sold. Many more of the fakes were sold as well. Few dune buggies are ever sold at auction. Most trade hands at swap meets and on Craigslist. The going price for a good-condition non-Meyers dune buggy is about $5,000. Verifiable Meyers Manx originals will trade higher. There are websites devoted to helping you determine if a vintage dune buggy is a real Meyers. Perhaps the best news is that a Meyers is one of the last vehicles where barn finds are still a real possibility. Buyer traps in the buggy world run to more than just getting one of the innumerable knock-offs. Even if the body is a real Meyers, most of these kits were put together in someone’s back yard, and they involved cutting a section out of the VW floorpan and welding the two halves back together. Then the buggies were driven on salty beaches and left out in the weather for years, so rust and structural integrity is a serious concern. Our subject sale is about as good as it gets with buggies. The fiberglass and paint looks great, it’s got a built VW engine (although not the original ’63 engine, as the auction listing claimed) and this car was one of comparatively few that were professionally assembled back in the day. If you wanted a Meyers Manx, this was the one to buy. But will the new high-water mark purchase price of $68,750 prove to be a good investment? Your guess is as good as mine, but I doubt it. I think this excellent buggy was very well sold. — Jeff Zurschmeide SOLD AT $368,500. This was first seen at RM’s Phoenix 2004 sale, where it realized $187,000 (SCM# 1558496). Next it appeared at the RM’s Meadow Brook August 2008 sale, where it sold for $324,00 (SCM# 1641340). A year later it was a no-sale at the same event when bid to $210,000 (SCM# 1665825). This strong result is another sign that the Full Classic market is back. Seller made all the right choices. #272-1931 CORD L-29 cabriolet. S/N 2928916. Maroon/black fabric/black leather. Odo: 49,864 miles. The L-29 was America’s first major production car with front-wheel drive. A fresh restoration to high standard. Last year of production, as the Great Depression took its toll. Retains original body tags. Complete engine rebuild and paint with four layers of clear coat. Does not have a reputation as a very pleasant tour car. Cond: 1-. #216-1930 CADILLAC V16 convertible. S/N 700898. Red & black/black fabric/black leather. Odo: 663 miles. An older restoration that is showing signs of age. A few little chips and nicks in paint, and brightwork is losing a bit of luster. Leather interior not crisp and fresh. Side-mounted spares. Powerful and elegant V16 motor. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $187,000. Sold for well under expectations. The questionable paint and limited drivability just may have had an effect. New owner should be pleased. 98 98 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL #268-1934 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT roadster. S/N 753642. Packard Green & black/tan canvas/brown leather. Odo: 545 miles. A very authentic 1934 Packard Super Eight. An older body-off restoration with recent mechanical servicing. New top and carpets. Original firewall tag. Engine presentable, but just that. A wonderful tour car and eligible for CCCA CARavans. Cond: 2. few years later and with not that many miles behind the wheel, the seller took a hit. Car is worth more, so it just fell through the cracks. Buyer has a major bargain. Great tour car with room for the mother-in-law in back...Just kidding. #249-1937 CORD 812 Supercharged SOLD AT $198,000. The 1934 Packard styling is preferred by many, as the front fender curves almost to the bumper. Price paid was as expected, and the new owner will have miles of enjoyment behind the wheel. Lot of smiles per mile. BEST BUY #235-1935 CADILLAC V8 355D sedan. S/N 3105172. Black/gray whipcord. Odo: 67,100 miles. The former Boston Show car. On 146-inch wheelbase. Recent engine work. Interior thought to be original and has some issues. Paint a little edgy. Brightwork just okay. A driver and Full CCCA Classic. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,500. This was last seen at RM’s 2013 Amelia sale, where it realized $60,500 (SCM# 6738959). A cabriolet. S/N 762. Maroon/tan canvas/ maroon leather. Odo: 410 miles. A very accurate recent restoration. Engine and subframe had been lost, so supercharger added and 812 serial number stamped on frame and firewall plate. Certified by ACD Club. Won Best 810/812 award at 2007 Reunion at Auburn. Numerous other Best in Class awards. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $302,500. A stunning Cord. With ACD certification the engine discrepancy is a non-issue, so no worries. Car sold as expected, but I wonder if it is not too good to tour with. Well bought and well sold. #220-1938 CADILLAC V16 Series 90 convertible. S/N 5270250. Ruby Red/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 26,542 miles. Found along the side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in the ’60s. Restored at that time and owned by several well-known owners since. One of only 10 built in ’38. Car shows overall wear from age and use. Engine clean but needs restoration, if the plan for it is anything other than a driver. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $290,000. We watched this sell at RM Sotheby’s January 2016 sale for $325,000 (SCM# 6798545). It has only been driven 200 miles since that time and the owner was not willing to take the hit. Is it worth more? Good question, as it needs freshening, if not a full restoration. That bid was about right, but time will tell. #289-1968 AAR EAGLE USAC Indianapolis racer. S/N 406. Yellow & blue. MHD. 320-ci V8, 4x2-bbl, 4-sp. Bought new by Roger Penske in 1968. Numerous races including Riverside and Indy. Restored in 2004 and properly maintained since. Engine produces 450.5 ft-lb of torque and 525 horsepower. Presented with Amelia Award in 2005. Finished in blue and yellow Sunoco colors. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $260,000. The market for older race cars is deep and narrow, and this one did not find the right audience. With the Penske ownership and recent correct restoration it should find a new owner soon. © 100 Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL Gooding & Company — Amelia Island Porsche bonanza continues with strong sales but without celebrity-boosted numbers Company Gooding & Company Date March 10, 2017 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneer Charlie Ross Automotive lots sold/offered 69/88 Sales rate 78% Sales total $30,568,700 High sale 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion coupe, sold at $5,665,000 Buyer’s premium One of only 20 examples built of the ultimate Porsche supercar — 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion coupe, sold at $5,665,000 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Pierre Hedary Market opinions in italics I always look forward to Gooding’s annual Amelia Island auction. This year I saddled up my 280SE 4.5 and headed up Florida’s First Co Gooding’s venue of choice — the Om Island resort. Of the 88 lots, there were 25 (mostly a Porsches offered. Of these, 17 found buye top-selling 1998 911 GT1 brought in a r $5,665,000 against a low estimate of $6 purchased this extremely rare racing car for the street made a wise decision. Another group of later 911s with low production numbers was also available, with a 1993 964 Turbo S Leichtbau taking top honors at $1,540,000. Notable nosales included a 1988 959 which did not quite make it to the million-dollar mark, and a 2005 Carrera GT, which stalled at $750k. Older Porsches, such as the 1970 911ST, just out of restoration, made it to $500k, but that just wasn’t enough against a low estimate of $750k. Other offerings included a 1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante which went for $330,000, and a 1969 Mercedes 300SEL 6.3 that brought $126,500. I personally loved the highly original 1959 Mercedes 220S that sold for a modest $24,200. Other well-represented 102 Amelia Island, FL rques included Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari and BMW. Now for the juicy part: A 1957 Jaguar XK-SS was offered with an initial stimate range of $16,000,000 to $18,000,000. When information surfaced minutes before the auction that the car had a non-original 3.8-liter engine installed, Gooding disclosed the information while trimming $3,000,000 from the lower estimate. Despite the fact that Jaguar was offering a new engine block for the car, it climbed to $11.9m but did not sell. It was said that only $100k more was needed to close the deal. Whether someone dodged a bullet or a great deal is purely speculative. Another no-sale that caught my at- tention was the 1955 Pegaso Z-102B. This lovely beast was quietly ushered off the podium when bidding collapsed at $500,000. I do believe someone missed an opportunity here, as Pegasos are rare and elusive creatures. The sales total this year of $30,568,700 was roughly half of last year’s total. The Porsche bonanza continued this year, but with mixed results. Without a major celebrity car collection to boost headlines and sales, this was expected. However, it is undeniable that Gooding always pulls through, offering some of the finest known examples of desirable collectible automobiles. Next year’s sale should be a blast. ♦ $60m $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m 0 Sports Car Market 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Sales Totals


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH TOP 10 No. 7 #31-1949 ASTON MARTIN DB Mk II coupe. S/N LML494. Dark red/ brown leather. RHD. Odo: 6,040 miles. David Brown’s personal car, but only for one year. Looks very aggressive with tall painted wires. Paintwork to a high standard but with a lot of metal flake. Slightly patinated trim. One blister in front of right air-intake vent in hood. Interior very simple and tidy. Engine details in line with the rest of car. Cond: 1-. #61-1957 JAGUAR XK-SS racer. S/N XKSS716. Eng. # E20809. Dark gray/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 1,170 miles. A striking example of the XK-SS. Very good panel fit, excellent paintwork and beautiful leather interior doesn’t look a day over 10 years old. Some rash on rear passenger’s side wheel. Expertly restored in recent past. Now for the bad news: In its racing days, this XKSS had the 3.4-liter engine, which was replaced with a 3.8-liter unit—strictly for performance reasons in the early ’80s. Detail on engine, however, leaves nothing to be desired. Cond: 1-. #79-1960 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM V limousine. S/N 5AS69. Black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 31,485 miles. Magnificent example of the biggest Phantom of them all. Paint has aged, revealing some flaws. Some lifting on left front fender and left door. One weld seam visible in roof rail by rear door. Front seats might be original; rear seats definitely re-covered. Carpets excellent. Wood veneers also in perfect condition. Chrome has aged and is tarnished around door pillars, but otherwise okay. Looks like a grand old thing, and supposedly runs well. Used by the British government in Nigeria when new. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,540,000. Still outside of of the Aston Holy Trinity (DB4-5-6), so the David Brown connection pushed this one up about an extra million dollars—or more. Being the first car equipped with the Lagonda engine also helped to a degree, but the Tadek Marek engines are what define Aston performance. The aggressive appearance may have added another hundred thousand, but at the end of the day, I feel the provenance was overvalued. Did someone pay too much? This is a case where only the next sale will tell. #13-1957 BENTLEY S1 Continental 2-dr sedan. S/N BC3LCH. Dark green/tan leather. Odo: 87,350 miles. U.S.-delivered Continental in the hands of its original owner until 1994. Color change from brown to less inspiring green. Some paint chips on front fenders and nose. Chrome in fair condition as well. Interior in good cosmetic order, but leather looks very lifeless. Woodwork excellent and very authentic. Looks like it has been driven regularly. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $11,900,000. It wasn’t until the XK-SS hit the auction block that Gooding revealed the incorrect engine, and the estimate was deflated by $3 million. Jaguar agreed to supply a new 3.4-liter block to the consignor, with the correct engine number stamped on it. This auction drama may have soured the sale, as bidding steadily lost momentum after the $10 million mark. The lesson to be learned here is that rare cars don’t sell themselves— they need to have clean history to make top dollar. #52-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series II coupe. S/N D4287L. Snow Shadow Grey/ dark red leather. Odo: 29,090 miles. A very clean DB4, originally delivered to Portland, OR. Newer paint quite good, with some issues by drip rails and lots of dead wax, as well as a paint chip by B-pillar. Leather settling in. Rest of interior excellent, and those wheels look absolutely sinister. Equipped with 3.54:1 rear axle and 4.2-liter engine. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $52,800. Finding room for this behemoth is going to be a challenge and might have impaired the sale price. The hoped-for selling price of about $100k was unlikely, but it does not dilute the elegance of the Phantom. In any sense, a good deal, especially if you have a desire to acquire a piece of British colonial history. #25-1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 Vantage Volante. S/N SCFCV81V2KT-L15795. Black/ tan cloth/white leather. Odo: 7,910 miles. Practically a new Aston. Paint is probably as good as the day it was applied. Slight blistering in paint by trunk lid. Body kit is in perfect order. Seats look a little worn and creased, but nothing to be alarmed about. U.S. bumpers in good condition. Some lifting on wood veneer around shifter. Overall a really clean example with some of the typical Aston flaws. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $297,000. Essentially a one-family car from new; someone got a reasonably priced Bentley from the company’s second golden age. In hindsight, the brown would have been more complementary, but there is room in the budget for a high-quality repaint, which I strongly encourage the new owner to carry out. 104 SOLD AT $555,500. Despite the recent election, prices of collectible cars are just fine, thankfully. Interest in all of the Astons here was strong, with multiple great examples. While this one came up short of its $575,000 low estimate, the selling price was closer to the real market value of the car. Next year, however, this might change. Fairly bought, for now. SOLD AT $330,000. From an era at A.M. when build quality and craftsmanship were paramount—even if it wasn’t always perfect. While this Vantage had some noticeable flaws, it was bid to a result that is reflective of the forthcoming market. Keep your eye on the V8; there is a long financial climb ahead. Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL #26-2015 MCLAREN P1 coupe. S/N SBM12ABA3FW000209. Blue/red leather. Odo: 1,126 miles. Basically a brand-new car and being sold to benefit the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Besides the outrageous colors, this one is also well optioned and might even be one of one. Even though it has 1,100 miles, it also looks like it has never seen a city street. Cond: 1. TOP 10 No. 1 with Webasto full-canvas roof. Preserved with original leather that looks like it may have been redyed. Wood veneers very honest and refinished to a high standard. Strawberry metallic paint still shines but is starting to develop some unevenness on different surfaces. Lights have a few cracks in them. Hood fit typical for one of these cars. Engine very honest, with modern Mercedes clamps and electric fuel pump fitted, which I see as a reliability impediment rather than an asset. Cond: 3. #77-1962 PORSCHE 356 Carrera 2 coupe. S/N 120995. Smyrna Green/black vinyl. Odo: 53,028 miles. In my opinion, the more attractive of the two 356 Carreras present. This one even has a sunroof with the most authentic-looking seal I’ve ever seen. Panel fit is very consistent with what looks like very recent paintwork. Minimal chrome is okay. Two little paint chips by rear-quarter glass. Interior free of noticeable errors. Twin-cam engine is detailed to the nth degree, but not original to the car. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $2,392,500. The charitable cause that this P1 was sold for was not the usual type, and it makes me wonder if this car sold itself. It was almost new and had countless bespoke touches—hardly a tough sell. While it was certainly a rare offering, much speculation surrounds the P1. Will it end up being the car its predecessor was, even when it’s 20 years old? In this case, someone seems to think it is, and it ended up bringing $92,500 over top estimate. GERMAN #62-1950 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 1095459. Dark red/tan cloth. Odo: 42,468 miles. An unusual unmodified early example of the Beetle. Restoration to a high level, with some fit issues on passenger’s door. Exterior trim and weatherstripping look great. Brightwork likely replacement. Some items, such as the trunk handle, are certainly original. Interior spartan and redone with authentic weave carpet. Some bare threads on seat covers. Engine not visible but is said to be highly detailed as well. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,000. Interest in the Mercedes W186 is slowly increasing in the United States, but the model is still poorly understood by most collectors. A niche-market vehicle with a reputation for being expensive to service, despite its dominating presence and ease of operation. This sale was representative of the middle of the market. Easily one of the best deals here. BEST BUY #22-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S sedan. S/N 180010109502992. Black/ red leather. Odo: 87,427 km. A real preserved car, and the kind of vehicle that one would expect from Gooding & Co. Likely original paint applied over very straight body with absolutely no rust. Chrome has withstood the test of time very well. Glass seals also in good condition, with some strings coming out of window channeling. The real treat is the interior. All-original red leather with minimal cracking on driver’s seat and very honest, if somewhat faded, wood finishes. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $375,000. Yes, it was an original Carrera, but it lost its original motor somewhere in the past. While the exhausting restoration leaves little to be desired, being the second 356 Carrera at this sale didn’t help. In my opinion, having a non-original engine wasn’t that much of an impediment either, even though the auction company tried to minimalize this by saying that the replacement engine was just a few numbers away from the original. A great example of how market saturation works. High bid was light by at least a hundred large. #27-1964 PORSCHE 356 Carrera 2 coupe. S/N 129913. Signal Red/black vinyl. Odo: 32,585 miles. Clean 356 with correct four-cam engine. Paint meets expectations, as does most chrome, but one engine-cover grille has a screw in the top. Possible recent interior work to high standard. Acceptable panel fit, with no serious flaws noted. Said to run and drive like a proper four-cam. Last offered at Mecum’s 2014 Monterey sale, where it didn’t sell for $550,000 (SCM# 6719397). Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $44,000. This early Beetle is a good example of the top of the market—minus a celebrity connection. An unusually good deal for an early Beetle, and will likely appreciate over time. My sympathies go out to the seller—I think someone stole their car. #68-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300C se- dan. S/N 1860176500835. Red/black canvas/ tan leather. Odo: 83,394 miles. Unusual 300C 106 SOLD AT $24,200. Easily in my top three and one of the best buys at this auction. While the new owner will likely have some detail work to rectify on the mechanical side, these finishes can’t be bought. The Mercedes sedans from this era are becoming better appreciated, especially for the collector who uses their classics and expects a totally functional vehicle. Well bought based on its condition. SOLD AT $517,000. Another market that seems to be defined by the outside temperature, day of the week and what the bidders ate that day. The seller likely brought this Porsche hoping that the magic of last year’s Seinfeld sale was still lingering in the air. Sale price was fair but not over the top. Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL #45-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SEL 6.3 sedan. S/N 10901812002441. Silver/black leather. Odo: 5,382 miles. Amazing-condition 300SEL. Paint is consistent throughout, with the right amount of metal flake and not too much bling. Chrome free of defects. Leather is definitely replacement. Woodwork and dash are also in exquisite condition. Yellow zinc plating on engine is good on top surfaces, but seems to diminish as you get towards the bottom of the engine block. Runs fairly well but was difficult to start cold. Engine has been juiced up with AMG cams and headers. Cond: 2. degree. Dash absolutely flawless. Engine also reflects the exterior work. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $500,000. A fascinating story, but with little documented history, there was some hesitation from the bidders. This no-sale proves that history is at least 30% of the value of any special car. #9-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 cabriolet. S/N 11102712003444. Dark green/ tan canvas/Bamboo leather. Odo: 83,072 miles. One heck of a nice 3.5 cab, with very good paint application and a few polishing marks here and there. Chrome honest and in very good condition, with just a little bit of age showing. Gaps generally good all the way around; trunk sits a little bit high because of a new seal. Interior is a work of art with leather fitment to a very high degree. However, leather is popping out of bottom front seat cushions, a common issue on these cars. Work is creatively done. Carpeting added to top compartment from inside of trunk. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $126,500. The 6.3 market isn’t quite raging, but these cars are more appreciated today than they were 10 years ago. This example had recently been sorted by an outfit that has a longstanding—but mixed—reputation for dealing with Mercedes equipped with the M100 engine. I was pleased to see the tasteful engine mods that unlock the insane potential of this engine, as well as the added 15-inch steel wheels. Based on condition alone, however, it sold for $14k below low estimate. While I’m sure there were some disappointed speculators, the market decides what is fair and what isn’t. In this case, I favor the market’s assigned value. #48-1970 PORSCHE 911 S/T 2.2 coupe. S/N 9110301383. Metallic Silver/black cloth & vinyl. Odo: 57,891 km. One of six narrowbody STs. Impeccable paintwork with just the right amount of metal flake. Exterior seals are also perfect. Interior work painstakingly done, with just a little bit of wrinkling in driver’s seat shoulder area. Wheels refinished to a high its original livery. Spartan interior dedicated mostly to safety. In 1981 it won the Australian National Sports Car Championship. One of 10. Ex-Autohaus Max Moritz, with a win in the 1979 Nürburgring 1000 Km. No odometer present. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,375,000. One of the more desirable Porsches here (not that any were undesirable), and the period race history, accurate presentation and full documentation helped it within $25k of its low estimate. Examples like this will only continue to move upward over time, and the new owner should have a lot of fun with this factory hot rod. #87-1991 BMW M3 convertible. S/N WBSBB05090EB86423. Diamond Black/gray leather. Odo: 80,059 km. Likely the nicest M3 convertible I have ever seen. Leather is starting to dry out a little bit on driver’s seat. The rest of the interior is okay. Paint is likely original and has been very well kept. Some wax residue around crevices. All black rubber trim okay. Wheels show no sign of curb rash and they may have been refinished at some point. All glass is original. Recently brought here from Japan. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $330,000. The 280SE 3.5 market is sitting a bit lower than where we left it a year ago, but this somewhat needy 3.5 cab still sold for a strong price. The dye on the seats will likely come off with a good cleaning, and those bottom seat cushions will have to be fixed soon. The giant hole in the dash for the Becker Mexico cassette was also a major ding, as were the rear speakers. Well sold! #56-1977 PORSCHE 934/5 racer. S/N 9307700956. Silver & blue/black velour. Excellent paint on this exquisite racing Porsche. Supposed to be presented in TOP 10 No. 10 SOLD AT $88,000. The M3 convertible is a rarity in the BMW world and the attention this one drew was well deserved. Despite its cosmetic condition, the obvious lack of use might be an indicator that there is some mechanical sorting to do. Sold just below its high estimate, but this model has a long and bright future ahead of it, so this might be a great deal in two or three years. #28-1995 BMW M3 Lightweight coupe. S/N WBSBF9326SEH07534. White/black & gray cloth. Odo: 9,500 miles. Very clean example of a highly unusual BMW. Graphics and paint in excellent condition, with the exception of some paint issues around seams on trunk spoiler. Wheels are excellent. Interior shows virtually no wear. Black rubber trim in factory-new condition. No signs of ever “ 108 I was pleased to see the tasteful engine mods that unlock the insane potential of this engine, as well as the added 15-inch steel wheels. Based on condition alone, however, it sold for $14k below low estimate. 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 sedan ” Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL being hit or used hard. Very well-maintained M3 with records from day one. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $145,750. These unusual M3s have a cult following, with the Lightweight being the ultimate version. A low production run of 126 units ensures that if the condition on this example is kept up, it will definitely remain a future collectible. Sold for about $5,000 below bottom estimate, but still looks like a fair deal for buyer and seller. (See profile, p. 82.) #33-1997 PORSCHE 911 Cup 3.8 RSR racer. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZVS398063. Red/black velour. Odo: 1,312 km. Exceptional very lowmileage example. Paint is 100% factory applied, based on my careful inspection. Wheels have likely never been off. Spartan interior looks untouched. U.S. car delivered to Utah, with no race history. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $275,000. The Alpina factor may have been canceled out by the automatic transmission. However, it still sold at bottom estimate, which was a win considering how many cars at this auction did not quite make it there. A rock-solid investment, more so than an SLR or a 360 Modena, but this one will probably take a long time to creep out of the $300k range. The fact that it sold for what it did reflects Gooding’s capability as an auction house to put together a top-of-the-market sale. NOT SOLD AT $520,000. With expectations high, Gooding may have pushed a little too hard with this one, asking for money that was just not in the room. The high bid was still light, so I can understand the consignor taking it home. #86-1997 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WP0AC2997VS375680. Silver/red leather. Odo: 1,100 miles. Realistically speaking, this was the nicest 993 here. Absolutely no excuses, with perfect paint and a high level of care for most of its life. Leather interior similar, with no signs of use on driver’s seat and free of any other deteriorated elements. Wheels free of road rash, glass a little bit dirty and could be cleaner. Undercarriage shows no road rash either. One of 612 for the U.S. in 1997. Cond: 1. ITALIAN #59-1947 CISITALIA 202 SC Vignale cabriolet. S/N 054SC. Dark red/tan cloth/ brown leather. RHD. Odo: 159 km. Clean example of a lovely Cisitalia. Paint high quality, as is chrome. Panel fit in line with paint and chrome. A lot of effort put into detailing engine. Undercarriage and suspension also pass muster. Interior looks unused. Wheels and top boot also reflective of the amount of work put in. Cond: 1-. chrome, although the stunning restoration is sterile. Rare and intriguing history until 2013, while afterwards it was used as an investment—with a win at the Colorado Concours thrown in for good measure. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,300,000. Today’s collector car market is no longer making history, or at least not as much. Instead of finding these cars in home garages, they are simply bought and traded as investments with minimal use. With cars like this Aurelia, the sale occurs every two or three years, and each successive owner buys with the goal of making a profit on the next sale as the market rises. Arguably, it is better that they are valued in this manner than regarded as worthless. And in the meantime, the open Aurelia keeps moving towards the top. #10-1961 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Sprint Speciale coupe. S/N AR1012000319. Eng. # AR0012000746. White/blue leather. Odo: 89,918 miles. Very tidy Sprint Speciale, with healthy body and driver-level paint. Paint has settled in nicely; has some swirl marks, but white is extremely forgiving. Interior leather is likely original, carpets a replacement and it looks like electricals have also had some refreshment. Gaps decent, but passenger’s door bottom feels a little odd. Engine appears to be clean with a few incorrect details, mostly pertaining to hose clamps and the finish on valve cover. Overall a solid driver that looks very usable and with Colorado Grand history. Cond: 3. here. Extensive investigation of this one yielded nothing to fault, except for an odd mark on the passenger’s side rear fender, surrounded by some very hard-to-detect swirl marks. Interior nearly perfect and still sits on original tires. Engine spotless as well. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $308,000. The last Porsche offered was almost too good to be true, with very little use and in time-warp condition. The high bid was reflective of its value in today’s market. Next year it should be worth even more, as long as the new owner refrains from putting any extra miles on it. Well bought, with an eye towards the future. #63-2003 BMW Z8 Alpina convertible. S/N WBAEJ13473AH62392. Black/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 3,200 miles. Another basically new Z8, and the second one offered 110 SOLD AT $550,000. A stable blue-chip investment for the buyer, this lovely—if somewhat underpowered—Cisitalia garnered a lot of attention. Bidding was strong all the way to $500k. A market-correct result, given that the restoration was hard to fault. #37-1955 LANCIA AURELIA B24S Spi- der America convertible. S/N B24S1009. Silver/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 59,955 miles. Freshly restored example of the penultimate Lancia. Excellent paintwork over straight body. Panel fit not quite as good as new, with trunk tight on the right side and passenger’s door also a little bit tight on rear edge. Hood fit and driver’s door fit are more correct. Very good attention to detail on leather, paint and SOLD AT $126,500. The price of Sprint Speciales is slowly moving up, with examples like this becoming difficult to put a number on. 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Rising Sun Recent online sales of Japanese collector cars by Brian Baker (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #3061. 2000 Acura Integra Type-R coupe. S/N JH4DC2319YS001767. 57k miles. “1.8-L B18C VTEC inline-4, 5-speed manual gearbox w/ LSD, Black Pearl exterior, Comptech exhaust & intake, ITR # 00-0308.” Condition: 2. Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL paint starting to lift and crazing on top panels. Numerous chips that have been touched up. Chrome also getting dull. One crack in windshield. Dash top excellent. Seats older but settled in nicely. Finish on Wheels is above average. Looks like a good driver overall, with some work needed. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $26,250. A great example of what a clean Integra Type R (IT-R) should look like. Although it was more expensive than a standard Integra, they are also popular to modify — leading to very few left in stock configuration. The couple of bolt-ons are a nice addition and easily removed. The IT-R is a lower-production quantity (3,850 U.S. total) and a higher-performance version of the Integra GS-R. The IT-R is a future classic in the making. Well sold. Bring A Trailer, 1/24/2017. #3626. 1989 Toyota Cressida sedan. S/N JT2MX83E7K0032863. 17,465 miles. “3.0-Liter 7M-GE inline-6, 4-speed A340 automatic, longterm original ownership, recent oil change, clean CARFAX.” Condition: 2. NOT SOLD AT $390,000. Is something wrong with me, or am I just finding all of the rough 400GTs? This sort of thing happened last year, with a green example that was just as bad, if not worse. While these have similar proportions to a 365 GTC, the real-world values are a 15%–20% discount. High bid was reflective of condition. #17-1967 MASERATI MISTRAL Spy- der. S/N AM109SA1673. Dark red/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 49,417 miles. An unexpected, interesting addition to the sale. Very obvious patina on original paint, but unfortunately, there is rust towards the bottom of the body, especially by the rear wheelwells. Seats all torn up and top frame intact, but top material is coming apart. Glass and chrome intact. Engine looks like it’s missing air cleaner, but fuel-injection equipment is present. Wire wheels rusty. Mouse droppings included at no charge. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $10,500. Wow. Who would have thought an MX83 Cressida could bring $10k? It was such a high bid that commenters were speculating about shill bidding. In reality, it’s just very rare to see a Cressida in this nice of shape with this little mileage. The buyer should torque down the head to 75 lb.-ft., as Toyota had them under-torqued from stock, leading to premature head-gasket failures. High-mileage and well-used examples sell on Craigslist for around $1,200 — and that is with a blown head gasket. I consider this well sold. Bring A Trailer, 3/28/2017. #3639. 1976 Datsun 280Z coupe. S/N HLS30279036. 56,893 miles. “Bought from original owner’s estate. Lifetime SF/Bay Area car, 2.8-L inline-6, 4-speed manual.” Condition: 2. SOLD AT $132,000. This fantastic Jarama sold for a dramatic discount, without any serious reasons. The sports roof was a bonus, considering it is such a rare option. More of an example of continuous care, instead of a vehicle that had a total restoration. New owner should be pleased with this result. #40-1978 FERRARI 308 GTB coupe. S/N F106AB26637. Blue metallic/tan leather. Odo: 87,725 km. Very attractive steel-bodied 308 with fresh paint, eye-catching in this lovely blue color. Paintwork is spot-on, as are exterior panels. Interior leather might be original, same for dashboard. Wheels excellent, with no curb rash. Recent belt service on this dry-sump European version of the 308. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $126,500. One step down the 308 ladder from the fiberglass version is the European dry-sump model. This one had all of the visual appeal, and despite an optimistic estimate ($150k–$180k), it sold for a market-correct result. Seller and buyer both did well, although this market might change in the near future. SOLD AT $478,500. This Maserati sold at a healthy premium over the $450k high estimate, for more than the market values a number 3-condition driver. The worst part of this Maserati was lurking underneath. A quick glimpse under the car shows that there is extensive corrosion, so the new owner is looking at a total restoration in the immediate future. This Mistral was well sold (obviously), but to some this is the only way to buy a car. #24-1972 LAMBORGHINI JARAMA SOLD AT $36,000. Another big price for a 280Z. The one I wrote up in the March 2017 issue of SCM fetched $44,000 at auction. This one’s not too far off — even with this being an online auction. As I suspected a while back, the rising prices of the 240Z are now trickling down to the 280Z. Well sold. Bring A Trailer, 3/29/2017. ♦ 112 400 GT coupe. S/N 10348. Brown metallic/ Biscuit leather. Odo: 5,144 miles. Super clean with great paintwork, minus one small scratch by rear window. Other minor scratches in surfaces. Paint cracking by gas tank. Passenger’s door fit so-so. Equipped with an unusual open roof. Wheels okay. Engine not visible. Interior excellent with just a little bit of stitching coming apart on right side of dash. One of eight with sports roof option. Cond: 2. #29-1990 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFMN34A0L0087041. Red/red cloth. Odo: 1,600 miles. Basically a new F40. No issues with the original paint. Interior looks just like day one, including stretch marks on upholstery. Panel fit excellent, all trim perfect. Wheels also comparable. Basically an award-winning car that has only been in the hands of serious collectors from day one, with excellent levels of care. Cond: 1. TOP 10 No. 8 SOLD AT $1,485,000. 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superb F40. In a world where people pay up for wrecks from a certain hot-rod shop in Dallas, it’s great to see a real F40 fetch real money. Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL #73-2015 FERRARI LAFERRARI #47-2004 FERRARI 360 Modena Spider. S/N ZFFYT53A740138220. Silver/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 19,772 miles. Excellent example of one of the most strikingly beautiful modern Ferraris. Paint cared for with no signs of a touch-up or a past issue. Exterior weatherstrip all good. Wheels free of curb rash. Lenses perfectly clear. Interior looks absolutely fresh and stunning. Recent timingbelt service completed. Cond: 1. coupe. S/N ZFF76ZFA2F0210482. Yellow/ black & yellow leather. Odo: 130 miles. A brand-new LaFerrari, with ownership history from California. As perfect as they get, with no signs of use and no blemishes anywhere. Equipped with a host of options, many of which are trivial. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $3,400,000. Basically a new car, hot off Ferrari’s resale agreement. As these hit the market, prices will fall. The $3.8m low estimate is likely based on what the first ones sold for, but it may have to take a trip out to the West Coast to get this kind of money. SOLD AT $110,000. A new market awaits these modern Ferraris, especially as true manual gearboxes fade into the sunset. As dual-clutch gearboxes become the only choices offered by most manufacturers, the price of a high-performance car with a manual gearbox will likely stabilize values of these Montezemolo-era cars. Fair market value, with some possible depreciation in the near future. #80-2009 ALFA ROMEO 8C Spider. S/N ZARJA281990049811. Red/red leather. Odo: 950 miles. Basically a new 8C, and one of 35 for our market. Paint is in perfect condition, with no signs of road rash, while wheels and tires show minimal use. Interior similar, with some small lines starting to show up on driver’s seat bolster, but otherwise excellent. Light lenses starting to lose just a little bit of clarity. Cond: 1. JAPANESE #83-1957 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ25 utility. S/N 7FJ254165L. Red/tan canvas/ tan vinyl. Odo: 34 miles. Exquisite and painstaking restoration of a very early Land Cruiser FJ25. Paint has swirls in it and a few chips around areas where hardware is fitted. Brightwork and exterior hardware is industrial grade. Neat interior very spartan and hard to get wrong. Underside shows extreme effort with very few excuses. No leaks and much work done to suspension and exhaust recently. Said by auction house to be one of the earliest in existence. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $390,500. More of a publicity stunt for Alfa than anything else, the 8C will likely prove to be a good future investment. While not as valuable as a 599 Aperta, is is more financially solid than a Maserati Spyder. Someone who wants a sub-million-dollar collectible sports car that won’t depreciate overnight would be safe paying this kind of money for an 8C. Likely a market-correct transaction, but we shall see. June 2017 SOLD AT $66,000. A fresh spin on the Land Cruiser market, this FJ25 was a no-reserve lot with high expectations attached. While it was not the $100k truck that Gooding hoped for, it still sold for (surprise) a similar price to what most older FJs bring at these high-brow auctions. While the restoration was high quality, this was a little too niche market to bring an over-the-top result. SPANISH #46-1955 PEGASO Z-102 B coupe. S/N 1021500146. Eng. # 0146. Red/red & black leather. Odo: 1,180 km. Easily the most attention-getting car at this auction and the one that I came to see. Excellent paint application over straight body. Very good consistency with panel fit. Chrome similar and restored to a 113


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL very high standard. Wire wheels in excellent condition. Interior aesthetically fulfilling, but leather seems a little bit lifeless. Undercarriage given same treatment as exterior, with dry engine and healthy-looking suspension bits. Ricart-designed twin-cam alloy V8 reminds one of a study in industrial design. Cond: 1-. AMERICAN #16-1955 FORD FAIRLANE Crown Victoria 2-dr sedan. S/N U5RW147929. White & coral/mauve vinyl & gold brocade. Odo: 528 km. 292-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. The original Crown Victoria, fresh out of restoration. Details on chrome excellent, but under inspection small flaws are visible. High-quality paintwork likely in base clear. Interior basically unused. Detail on hubcaps exquisite. Engine bay perfect. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $500,000. This was a moment when you realize that the collector car market has become too vanilla, seeking out the better-known “investment worthy” cars over the ones that are truly unique. Wifredo Ricart’s Pegaso is a mysterious automobile, poorly understood today and underappreciated at this auction. In fact, there was some doubt in my mind as to whether the $500,000 bid was even real. Quickly ushered off the block, and nothing more was seen of it. Maybe one day if I “do things right,” it will appear again in my vault. Until then, farewell, Spanish beauty. SOLD AT $57,200. An unexpected Gooding entrant, this Crown Vic garnered a slew of derogatory comments from the uneducated masses. While it might look like it belongs at a more “pedestrian” auction, this was actually a concours winner and a labor of love. Well bought. © 114 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL Bonhams — Amelia Island Despite rough weather and an undesirable time slot, Bonhams ended the week with respectable results Company Bonhams Date March 9, 2017 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneers Rupert Banner and Malcolm Barber Automotive lots sold/offered 73/86 Sales rate 85% Sales total $10,549,300 High sale One of two Europa GTs originally prepared with competition in mind — 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT alloy coupe, sold at $2,227,500 Report and photos Mark Moskowitz , Jeff Trepel and Larry Trepel Intro by Mark Moskowitz Market opinions in italics L ast year, their second at Amelia, Bonhams made a tre mendous splash. Despite Amelia Island, FL a presentation preceding most ot and being newcomers to the Amelia v knocked it out of the park. That sale wa ing a still-rising market with cars val and rare — not unusual properties for B ferings. Bonhams achieved more than $15m on the sale of just three cars, with a final overall total of $27.7m. Multiple factors conspired to reverse the trend in 2017. There were no amazing headline cars, with only one car selling for over $1m. Because of that, many Amelia regulars found no reason to show up early in the week for this sale. Others already there were distracted by the announcement, just hours before the sale, that the Amelia Island Concours had moved from Sunday to Saturday to avoid inclement weather on the horizon. Buyers’ angst over the time constraints of having to cover more auction ground and prepare their cars for the concours in less time may well have put a damper on things. The auction poster car and high sale was a spec- tacular 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT that deserved every penny of its $2,227,500 sale price. Beyond the Ferrari, buyers found great cars at great prices. An award-winning Allard J2, with a decade- 116 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT alloy coupe, sold at $2,227,500 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices wer Cobra engine, sold for $275,000. A well-documented and restored ArnoltBristol Prototype Roadster left a buyer smiling at his purchase for $324,500. At nother place or another time, these cars might have earned up to six figures more. Bonhams may have faced some challenges in Amelia this year, but this relatively new sale has a lot going for it as well. First, it’s accessible, and parking is easy. Every other car is not a Porsche. Their catalogs are among the best in the business. They do not shy from mentioning significant faults and gaps in a car’s history. Bidders can easily access a well-staffed library where owners can and most often do provide a wealth of information on their consignments. Knowledgeable professionals, more than capable of having an intelligent discussion about any of the lots on offer, are stationed on the auction floor. All in all, this sale offers a great experiit ence, but what really comes down to for sellers is having their cars well presented and accompanied by adequate numbers of diverse and compelling offerings, which in turn attract adequately funded buyers. With an 85% sellthrough rate, this most important part of their mission was accomplished. At multiple venues, Bonhams rules the roost. At Amelia, their time slot may have put them at a disadvantage in 2017. Still, they have a global presence and a legion of consignors and buyers who might not be filling the seats, but may be on the phone, the Net or represented by an agent. For now, this auction may just represent an aberration. ♦ $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2017 2016 2015


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #115-1939 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE coupe. S/N B131MX. Eng. # U5BE. Burgundy & cream/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 7,978 miles. Luscious Derby Bentley owned locally since purchased from Bonhams in 2004 by a member of consignor’s family for $59,800 (SCM# 1559449). Restoration by marque specialist completed in 2009. No apparent wear since. I was told the engine has a few hundred miles on it. I could not find any flaws on this car. Precise door fit and operation, near-flawless paint and chrome, exquisite interior. I’m not sure the taillights are original, but even if not, they are sorely needed for visibility. Cond: 1-. BEST BUY door), gorgeous hardware and a beautifully fitted cloth top. Paint respectable but with some chips and areas of light deterioration. The car appears to have been white when new, now presented in a somewhat odd livery. The slightly patinated bronze leather is gorgeous. I did not see the engine compartment, but Bonhams took the car out for a test drive while I was looking at it and it was as smooth and quiet as a fine Rolls-Royce from this era should be. Cond: 2+. junior. Said to be original, yet has heavily machined and finished inner panels, suspension modifications and powder coating. Great restraint was used in keeping the engine mods to a mid-’60s standard. The Allard was a showpiece. An easy and relatively inexpensive return to an early 1950s presentation is always an option for a new owner, stunned to have claimed this prize at the low estimate. #152-1953 SUNBEAM-TALBOT AL- SOLD AT $172,700. The MX series is the most desired Derby Bentley because of its overdrive transmission. Beautiful one-off Park Ward pillarless coupe body. Cherry cheesecake colors not to my taste, but are documented as original to this car. B131MX was designed and built for the 1939 New York Auto Show, so maybe the flamboyant colors were chosen to attract the attention of American extroverts. Sold for $172,700, just a hair below Bonhams’ low estimate. In my eyes, both the estimate and the sales price are far too low. I think this car “should be” worth at least $100,000 more than the sales price. A fantastic value for the money. #120-1947 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH cabriolet. S/N WVA63. Black & bronze/black cloth/bronze leather. RHD. Odo: 81,557 miles. One of two cabriolet Silver Wraiths with Franay bodies, the other coincidently also offered for sale at Amelia this year by RM Sotheby’s (Lot 156, SCM# 6831968). Lovely in most respects, with breathtaking wood (albeit with a large crack on driver’s SOLD AT $242,000. Supremely elegant French-bodied Rolls-Royce displayed at the 1947 Paris Auto Show. Extremely interesting (or convoluted, depending on your view) ownership history around the world from Egypt to Atlanta. A bit of an auction frequent flier in recent times, this being its fifth sale at an auction since 2011 at prices ranging from $165,000 (pre-repaint) to $264,000. The price realized here is the second-highest of those five. Price here seems appropriate for both seller and buyer. Buyer has a magnificent car with room for needed improvements. #135-1951 ALLARD J2 roadster. S/N 99J2121. Green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 988 miles. Well known, award-winning, restored and improved Allard J2. Green paint beautifully applied. No dings or dents. Period-appropriate and marque-appropriate gauges. Glass cracked on one gauge. Beautiful leather upholstery showing signs of careful use. Neat, but period-incorrect Cobra engine. Suspension modifications including track bar on rear and horizontal gas strut going to steering mechanism. Very clean chassis. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $275,000. I am sure it runs like a scalded dog, but it may have seemed too anachronistic for the purist. Fabulous restoration sullied, for some, by a powerplant a dozen years its PINE roadster. S/N A3013164. Eng. # A3013731LRX. Sapphire Blue/Ivory leather. Odo: 1,010 miles. Heavy metallic blue paint. Rare scratches. Wavy passenger’s door. Door gaps satisfactory, trunk fit is slightly off. Nice chrome. Gauges look nice; massive Jaeger tachometer seems a factory afterthought. Several wrinkles in upholstery. Door inside panel and cockpit edge trim is a nice touch. Engine compartment neat. Lucas battery looks excellent and at home. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $88,000. Above driver-quality convertible with significant eye appeal. Obviously more unusual on this side of the pond. Not investment quality and bought above auction estimates. Hopefully it will be driven. #150-1954 ARNOLT-BRISTOL PROTO- TYPE roadster. S/N 404X3000. Eng. # 100D754. Red/tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 9,862 miles. Illinois barn find restored over 20 years. Above-average paint. Numerous scratch marks noted. A few chips are noted on door edge. Panel fit is good and badging and other chrome is excellent. Gauges are period-correct or accurately reproduced. Motor compartment is amazingly accurate and well detailed down to the wiring badging and Lucas battery. Some oil on the wild side of the block and inclusions in valve-cover paint. Underside is so clean you could eat off of it. However, there are some dents on the undersurface of the painted chassis, demonstrating it’s been used over the years. Cond: 2+. 118 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL SOLD AT $324,500. Said to be a factory prototype and accompanied by an owner who held it for quarter century and recorded its restoration with a hardback book and much other documentation. Predating the designations Deluxe and Bolide, it leaned toward the latter competition model. The quality and presentation were top notch, and I was surprised to find it bid to and sold at a price $100,000 lighter than multiple recent sales. A market retreat or lack of buyers in the room? I suspect the latter, though one should point out that four years ago, this was typically a $200,000 car. #142-1959 BENTLEY S1 Continental Flying Spur Saloon. S/N BC14LEL. Silver/ brown leather. Odo: 18,141 miles. A late 6-cylinder Bentley S1 prior to the mid-1959 debut of the V8-engined S2. The lightweight H.J. Mulliner Flying Spur body makes for one of the most beautiful sedans of all time. Said to have had a mechanical and cosmetic “refurbishment” in 2013–14 with many new parts. Good silver repaint, but a Bentley of this caliber deserves a great repaint. Panel fit likewise good but not perfect. Driver’s door squeaks, most undignified. Inside, the seats, carpet, instruments and steering wheel are all quite nice but are let down by the too-thick dashboard wood varnish. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $166,100. Original U.S.-market car sold via J.S. Inskip. Flying Spurs are inevitably beautiful, but I thought this was merely a good, not great, example. I wouldn’t kick it out of the garage, but it lacks the highest level of workmanship that a coachbuilt Bentley deserves. The price realized here is significantly below the SCM Pocket Price Guide median, so the buyer may have room to improve the body and interior. But if I were the bidder I might have thought, for about $24,000 additional, I could have had the 1939 Bentley MX-series coupe (Lot 115, SCM# 6827800) with more presence, more history and a superior restoration. #125-1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N 875053. Eng. # R11019. Opalescent Blue/Fern Grey cloth/Biscuit leather. Odo: 54,804 miles. Complete, beautiful restoration done in 2011 by previous owner and RM Restorations. Refreshed by current owner to surgery-room cleanliness. Very early North American car with coveted exterior bonnet latches and flat floor. Modern radiator, brakes and 5-speed gearbox may be a plus to some but a negative to others. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $326,700. Bought by the consignor at 2011 Amelia RM auction for $154k (SCM# 2240409), it was back to Amelia for this early E-type with just an additional 600 miles. Bonhams gave the car deserved indoor pedestal placement. The owner spent time with the car, graciously offering additional information and guarding it with his life against careless viewers. Driven just 100 miles a year; he lamented it was too perfect to drive often without worry. Sold at no reserve; the high bid of $297k was below the estimate of $350–$425k, but still at the high end for E-types. SCM’s last reviewer stated that at $154k, “buyer did not pay too much, just a little early,” a very accurate forecast. Fairly bought and sold. (See profile, p. 70.) #185-1984 ASTON MARTIN LAG- ONDA sedan. S/N SCFDL01S5ETL13299. Eng. # V5803299LFA. Red/dark tan leather w/ red piping. Odo: 58,930 miles. Everyone wants to know if the space-age touchpad dash works. When the Bonhams specialist turned the car on, every electronic readout and control that I could identify seemed to be present and working! Handsome car outside with excellent panel fit and well-applied deep red repaint. BBS wheels look good. Inside, leather all intact and shows little wear, but surprisingly heavy soiling. Burled wood very nicely preserved, but with a little chunk missing from the driver’s door. Hood will not stay up by itself, but very clean underhood. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $42,350. Not a show winner, but appears well maintained mechanically and cosmetically, with few serious needs. The properly functioning digital dash, though not as amazing as it once was, is a big plus. Some Lagonda components are in unusual places. There is a mechanical odometer under the hood, while the dash has only a digital trip odometer. Best is the fusebox located at the top of the forward part of the console so you can change fuses on the fly. Sold at no reserve, and the price realized was far below Bonhams’ low estimate of $65,000 as well as the price guide median. Very well bought. #151-1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 Vo- lante. S/N SCFCV81CXKTL15770. Eng. # V5855770LFM. British Racing Green/ fawn cloth/fawn leather. Odo: 17,493 miles. One of the last V8 Volantes delivered to the U.S., in classic colors and equipped with rare and desirable 5-speed. Fitted luggage to boot (literally). In fine condition overall, but falls short of obsessive. Right front wheel badly curbed, 120 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL others great. Very nice paint and chrome. Inside, typical light soiling to the steering wheel, carpet and driver’s seat which, not unexpectedly, also has some cracking in the bolster. Burled wood excellent. Sun visors seem heavily handled for a car with 17,000 miles on it. Tidy underhood. Recent major service per catalog. Cond: 2+. GERMAN #102-1959 GOGGOMOBIL DART road- ster. S/N 0112854. Eng. # 02130120. White/ black fabric/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 35,462 miles. Average white paint on a well-prepped fiberglass body. A few bubbles and inclusions on rear deck. Brightwork shows mild pitting. Single gauge appears appropriate. Switches are worn. Upholstery is fresh, but panels fit poorly. Engine compartment neat but not well detailed. Scratches on windshield. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $247,500. The U.S. MSRP for a 1989 V8 Volante was about $183,000 (before options), so this is a modern Aston that may now be going up the appreciation curve. This is an excellent example, with only minor cosmetic deficiencies. This car brought a strong mid-estimate price, but my opinion is that it is only slightly ahead of the market. Both buyer and seller should be satisfied. Compare the price of this car with Lot 185, the 1984 Lagonda, (SCM# 6827815). #109-1990 LOTUS ESPRIT Turbo SE coupe. S/N SCCFC20B2LHF65517. Green/ tan leather. Odo: 9,380 miles. Heavy green paint with inclusions and blistering over the left front and marked irregularity of the finish over the right rear spoiler. Spoiler may have been repaired. And one suspects a repaint. Gaps wide but appropriate. Interior appearance is consistent with age, with many wrinkles in the seats, and leather of passenger’s seat appears to be dried out. Loss of finish on the right rear wheel, but does not appear to have been damaged. Engine a bit dirty. Accompanied by service history, tool roll and manual. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,900. One of 700, 840-lb roadsters engineered in Germany and built in protectionist Australia. Bidding for this car slowed, but the auctioneer worked hard and accomplished a sale at a price that has been relatively constant for five years. Purchased by a knowledgeable collector amassing a microcar collection, and considered a fair transaction for all. #177-1959 PORSCHE 356A 1600 cabrio- let. S/N 151769. Eng. # 607327. Ruby Red/ black canvas/red leatherette. Odo: 94,300 miles. Partially restored over last number of years, with several owners involved. Body and paint appear decent, but description discloses that much body filler apparent in one fender, a fair disclosure by Bonhams. Floor pans supposedly replaced, and undercarriage looks fresh but has heavy—maybe too heavy—undercoating. New cloth top. Decent but imperfect engine compartment houses 1961 replacement motor. Interior has new carpets, in contrast to beautifully patinated seats, control knobs and gauges. Interior inviting in a way that perfectly restored interiors sometimes lack. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,900. Four-cylinder sports coupe with surprising power. Owners of nonracing Lotus sports cars continue to wait for valuations to skyrocket. Low mileage may have encouraged an above-market sale, despite interior and paint issues. Well sold. Now drive it and enjoy it; it has probably reached its upside. 122 SOLD AT $90,200. Though showing some visible flaws and perhaps others underneath, this 356 is a relatively rare A-body cabriolet, alluring to those who prefer the older, more rounded body style. It walked the fine line between inconsistently restored and beautifully patinated. The new owner can rack up some serious driving miles without fear of ruining a Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL perfect restoration or outstanding time capsule. I would call it fairly bought and sold. #122-1965 PORSCHE 911 2.0 coupe. S/N 302527. Eng. # 902677. Light Ivory/black leather. Odo: 44,768 km. Interesting early 911 spec with Golde sliding metal sunroof (one of 42) and Webasto gasoline heater, but no radio. European instrumentation, but apparently was a U.S. car from new. Comprehensive restoration completed in early 2016. No rust ever— according to on-site restorer. Excellent paint, restored back to its original ivory white from black. Chrome not quite up to the same standard. Interior mostly quite nice, but varnish on dashboard wood is way too thick. With Porsche CoA. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $51,700. The lack of a hard top and some careless omissions such as the battery hold-down must have turned away some prospective bidders. But for someone willing to find a Pagoda top (they are out there) and attend to other details, this was a fresh-looking SL, with the most costly major work already done. A no-sale last fall at Bonhams’ Simeone auction with a high bid of $65k (SCM# 6804800). The consignor now had to face the reality of a high bid $18k less than the previous one four months ago. I considered it quite well bought, with a very happy new— and a very unhappy former—pair of owners watching. SOLD AT $225,500. Two-family owned in California and North Carolina. Dry stored in climate-controlled basement from 2000 until 2015. A purist’s 911 in rather basic colors, lacking the pizzazz of many later 911s. However, the market still loves early 911s (maybe a little less passionately than a year ago) and between its ownership history, integrity and recent restoration, this car achieved an impressive result not far from the high estimate. Having the restorer on site to answer questions is always helpful. #156-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 113044 10014571. Red/black cloth/Cognac leather. Odo: 88,880 miles. Newly restored, with nicely done paint, cloth top and engine and transmission rebuild. Panel fit looked decent, though swage lines gone, a notable deficit to Pagoda SL aficionados. Undercarriage appears restored. Interior partially restored, seats claimed as original but seem tired and no longer comfortable. Engine compartment freshly done, but non-OE hose clamps and firewall pad, missing shock covers and battery hold-down. Black windshieldwiper blades indicate some corners were cut, making this a very nice drivable SL, but not one high up the ladder. No Pagoda hard top included. Cond: 2-. #165-1973 BMW 2002 Turbo 2-dr sedan. S/N 4291515. Eng. # 4291515. White/black vinyl. Odo: 16,387 km. Near-perfect, gleaming exterior. Not a paint chip in sight. Moldings and trim up to same level. Interior very impressive, with seats, dash, carpets, trim all looking almost as fresh as exterior. Engine and underbody also stunning. Description states that 16k kilometers are on the clock “could very well be the actual distance that this turbo has traveled.” Likely one of the finest 2002 Turbos in existence. Purportedly numbersmatching engine. Catalog states it was manufactured in 1975, but titled as a 1973. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $112,200. An absolutely stunning 2002 Turbo. The exterior clearly had been restored at one time, as well as many other elements of this striking rarity. No files at all to describe when and where work was done, so history unfortunately lost in transition. I spoke to the winning bidder; he agreed it had been largely restored and that didn’t deter him at all from paying a top-level price for this example. It was a long and tense war against one other bidder, a reminder of why auctions are so much fun to attend. A high price, but fairly bought and sold. #108-1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL convertible. S/N WDBBA45C6FA035420. Eng. # 11696212043479. Diamond Blue/ Alpaca Grey. Odo: 1,407 miles. Appears to be nearly new. Paint, panels, underbody, interior upholstery, wood and engine compartment remarkably perfect and original. Odometer reading only 1,407 miles, and no reason to doubt it. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $46,200. I was expecting to uncover some flaws, revealing this SL to be not quite as fresh as listing stated, but if anything the description was perhaps a bit conservative. As much as I’d like to June 2017 123


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL avoid the “time capsule” cliché, this car fully deserves it. Only point against it is that it’s a 380 and not a 560. Hard to put a number on it, but even at just over $46k, I’d have to call it well bought. Question is, what does the new owner do with it? #140-1987 BMW M6 coupe. S/N WBAEE1405H2560181. Red/white leather. Odo: 6,818 miles. Shows under 7k miles, and condition more than supports it. Paint, chrome, plastics and interior all appear in almost new condition, including the usually distorted leather dashpad. Tiny bit of wear on driver’s seat outer bolster. Engine compartment much cleaner than my apartment. Searched in vain for dings, cracks, any sign that this M6 actually is 30 years old. I found nothing, until I discovered the driver’s power headrest was not working. Lack of use might result in some mechanical issues, but seemed fine under auction conditions and likely runs as well as it looks. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $104,500. Surely this example is the Holy Grail in the M6 world. Purportedly on display at a dealership for a number of years. It eked out a record price for an M6, slightly higher than another example sold recently by Mecum for $99k (SCM# 6808316). But it’s hard to put a number on a relatively rare 1980s icon in this condition. Along with the 1984 Mercedes 380SL, this was the second ’80s German “time capsule” under the tent, and no doubt the more collectible of the two. I’d call it very well bought. #117-2005 PORSCHE CARRERA GT convertible. S/N WP0CA29855L001164. Black metallic/Terracotta leather. Odo: 8,437 miles. One of 1,270 Porsche supercars produced over five years and awesome in every way. Offered by original owner. With wrinkled seats and a few dings in the paint, it has long passed the ultra-low-mileage “wrapper stage.” Cond: 2+. since offered, but prices have declined almost as rapidly over the past two years, and only the extremely low-mileage cars have remained in the stratosphere. I suspect that the bid was not the new norm and was more a reflection of a dearth of buyers. Had that $550k bid been forthcoming, the owner would have shown wisdom accepting it. ITALIAN #183-1913 LANCIA THETA roadster. S/N 2182. Eng. # 2182. Red/tan cloth/red leather. RHD. Much restoration done in 1960s. Body, wood floors, gauges and many other parts claimed to be original. Seats now have some cracks and wear but are delightful to look at. Small crack in windshield. Everything looks used but not abused on this Lancia, with no severely worn parts. Handsome Rudge Whitworth wire wheels appear to be more recently restored but don’t clash with the overall veteran condition of this Lancia. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $520,000. Sixteenth car on the block and the first no-sale. Bid to $520k. The auctioneer gave signals that $550k would seal the deal, but no bid was forthcoming. These cars have enjoyed a remarkable run-up SOLD AT $216,700. A pleasure to look at, and likely much fun to drive, this Lancia displayed a sporting prowess more evident in person than in photos. The Lancia logo on the engine block is by itself beautiful to behold. While it’s hard for anyone but Lancia specialists to assess the correctness of the older restoration, if the body, floor and other pieces are actually original, then this is an outstanding piece of Italian-American automotive history. Well bought. #144-1955 FERRARI 250 EUROPA GT Alloy coupe. S/N 0389GT. Eng. # 0389GT. Blu Fiat 8V/Plastico Naturale. Odo: 25,140 miles. Rare competition model with competition heads, magnesium gearbox and coil springs. Excellent finish on very straight and well-fitting aluminum body with some polishing marks. Vitrex glass in side windows. Talbot driver’s mirror. Cracked paint beneath driver’s drip rail. Trim shows signs of age. Interior looks neat and attractive. Flawless leather seats and carpet. Appropriate gauges and heater/defroster. Engine bay extremely clean and well detailed. Modern Bosch battery. Flawless leather seats and carpet. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,227,500. A car of beautiful proportions and one of two Europa GTs originally prepared with competition in mind. Somewhere along the way it lost its original heads and gearbox. Valued nowhere near its close relatives, the TDF and SWB, it TOP 10 No. 3 124 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL was fairly bought and sold considering limited recent comps. It may be considered a wise buy in the future. #148-1958 LANCIA AURELIA B20 GT Series VI coupe. S/N B20S1832. Eng. # B20N5498. Silver/gray cloth. Odo: 25,924 km. Charming late-series B20GT in mostly preserved and patinated condition. Slab sides very straight. Undoubtedly repainted at some point(s). Currently showing some age and chips. Chrome may be original and is also nicely aged. Excellent glass. Has an antenna, but also a factory radio blanking plate. The interior appears to be mostly original, but the front seat must be redone, as the springs are coming through and it is virtually impossible to sit on it. Catalog notes the car is “ripe for a light recommissioning.” Cond: 3. #113-1961 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Sprint Speciale coupe. S/N AR10120177123. Eng. # AR 0012001562. Red/ black leather. Odo: 8,320 km. Restored a quartercentury ago, at a cost of $88,000. Paint and chrome still look great. Seats are foreign to car, but upholstery as good as new. Upgraded suspension reported but not seen. Engine compartment could use detailing. Wheels appear stock but are said to be magnesium. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $80,300. Reviewing the impressive sheaf of bills (exceeding $70,000) in Bonhams’ information file, I noticed that this Spider was referred to as a 1965 model on many of the receipts. The source I consulted shows that indeed the chassis number matches up more closely with a 1964–65 car rather than a 1962. The exact model year is probably not of great consequence, but the mismatch seems odd. I’ll speculate that no one wants to endure the misery of correcting the year on the title. A self-professed marque expert pointed out a couple of minor details that may have been incorrect, but they did not detract from the overall presentation. Sold right at the low estimate and maybe a little lower than I expected. The new owner should be happy. #116-1963 LANCIA FLAMINIA 2.5 3C SOLD AT $84,700. Still on the Hemmings website offered by a St. Louis dealer for $129,900. I am not certain what scared buyers away. Upgraded suspension and seats could be corrected, but why hurt the car’s drivability? This was a stylish Italian delicacy that could be had for under six figures—well bought. SOLD AT $101,200. Reputedly the 28th from last built. Late-series cars have floor shift, larger V6 and several useful improvements. Commensurate with condition, price realized is far under SCM price guide median and about 10% under catalog estimate; a delightful car and a good deal for the buyer. Other than rebuilding the front seat, I would do only what is needed to make the car a reliable and pleasurable driver and leave the body and interior alone. #114-1962 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA 1600 Normale Spider. S/N AR372823. Eng. # AR0011204611. Black/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 9,922 miles. Beautiful U.S.-market spider restored between 2010 and 2013. Betterthan-new panel fit and smooth black paint. Excellent chrome. Lovely red interior, but the seats should be occupied more to bring back some character. Beautiful view of the dash and wheel. Very clean underhood—another beautiful view—with the only noticeable wear being a scorched insulation pad. Cond: 2+. cabriolet. S/N 824142244. Eng. # 8231014110. Silver/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 10,972 km. Heavy silver paint. Hood and body seem to be different tints. Bubble noted in the left front fender. Panels are straight and gaps appropriate. New seat covers and carpet. Leather over dashboard has deteriorated. Gauges are appropriate. Engine compartment neat. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $195,250. Lancia is the Italian delicacy du jour. Featured in recent concours, praised by journalists, its flagship model now in the stratosphere, the Flaminia arrives. Unique enough with the triple-carbureted V6, understated but distinctively Italian styling, open-air motoring and a production number of 847, it deserves some recognition. On the surface a good, but not major concours-winning, example. Well sold. #159-1967 ALFA ROMEO DUETTO 1600 Spider. S/N AR665436. Eng. # AR0053611709. Red/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 9,328 miles. Nicely restored round-tail Spider. Paint well done with no orange peel or overspray, just a few flaws upon careful inspection. Chrome bumpers and most trim excellent; new cloth top. Front turn-signal lenses have minor cracks, rears look new. Trunk fit slightly off. Interior seats and carpeting recently redone. Steering wheel has slight wear that is almost a plus. Engine compartment well restored, clean, no glitz or chrome, more akin to what it might have looked like 40 years ago. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $36,300. I enjoyed looking over this tastefully restored Alfa Spider. It exhibited careful work, not done to concours level, but probably close to original build. No modernized bits to spoil the restoration. If mechanicals are restored to the same level, will serve as a fine Duetto Spider to drive 126 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL and show. There are many flawed examples of these, so this one was accurately valued at the high end of the marketplace. Not a screaming bargain, but well bought, and these seem like they will rise up the value ladder. #168-1968 LAMBORGHINI ISLERO 400GT coupe. S/N 6318. Eng. # 2457. Argento Silver/bronze leather. Odo: 16,627 km. Appealing Islero owned by someone who must have cared more about driving than looks. Hood and trunk lid too high, door fit poor (bearing in mind this is a 1968 Lambo). Repainted to original Argento Silver, which is smooth but shows a surprising amount of wear and chips for its young age. Bumpers scratched and dull, door handles pitted. Interior characterized by casual ergonomics. Leather is a little hard but looks good. Shift boot ripped. Gorgeous wood wheel is cracked. Under the hood is where it’s at; the Lambo V12 is nothing short of spectacular. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $335,500. A car to be seen in and often bought because “I always wanted one.” A bit uncomfortable and by no means a cruiser. Euro-spec. Perceived to have more value because of limited production, as compared to noteworthy Italian brethren, and its six Weber carburetor. As an emotional buy, prices have been all over the map but have shown a downward trend in past one to two years from their high in 2014. Sold just below auction house estimate and considered a fair transaction for buyer and seller. JAPANESE #139-1990 TOYOTA 4X4 pickup. S/N JT4VN01D7L2007514. Metallic red/red cloth & vinyl. Odo: 17,027 miles. Well, here’s something you don’t expect to see at an Amelia Concours auction. Even more amazing is the condition. I can’t say it better than the Bonhams catalog: “This shockingly original Toyota truck is amazing to behold.” Has 17,000 miles on it but presents as zero miles. It does have a new battery and tires, but even the mudflaps are pristinely clean. Not the slightest speck or mark in the bed, and that’s without a bedliner. Reportedly never taken out in bad weather; engine and underside are flawless. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $247,500. What struck me about this car was that it underwent a significant mechanical and cosmetic restoration in 2010– 12 and after that an additional $55,000 was spent to service the brakes, suspension, radiator and more. Lamborghini V12 ownership is not for the faint-of-wallet. But thus I conclude that this Islero should be a good car to drive and I am not so worried about its cosmetic shortcomings. Bonhams’ estimate reflects SCM Pocket Price Guide values, and the car was sold appropriately just below the low estimate. Fair for all. #112-1986 LAMBORGHINI COUN- TACH 5000S QV coupe. S/N ZA9C005A0GLA12927. Eng. # L507 V4/73 1134. Rosso Siviglia/Bianco leather. Odo: 36,421 km. Aged red paint with a few touch-ups including roof and lamp covers. Passenger’s door fit is off, but not uncommon in these cars. Faux weatherstripping around wheel flares is deteriorated. Black trim is fading. Curb rash on multiple wheels. Striking white interior. Driver’s seat somewhat wrinkled and stick knob leather cracked. Engine compartment was a bit dirty but no evidence of leaks. Updated electronic ignition. Cond: 3. June 2017 SOLD AT $16,500. Same long-term owner as Lot 119, the Miata, and even more perfect. Yes, Toyota pickups are icons of reliability and toughness, but not usually admired at a concours. Raises the question, if you’ve never taken it out in bad weather, why have a 4x4 pickup? Nonetheless, quite remarkable, and the subject of much attention at the auction. Bonhams estimate of $25,000–$35,000 was rather ambitious, but the price realized was quite respectable. What will the buyer do with it now? AMERICAN #153-1904 KNOX 16/18HP tourer. S/N 312. Eng. # 839d. Green/black canvas/black 127


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL Market Moment Bonhams, Amelia Island, FL, March 9, 2017, Lot 104 1958 Daimler Ferret Scout Car Sold at $27,500 F Courtesy of Bonhams irst, a Ferret is not a tank. It is an armored car. An armored car is a wheeled — not a tracked — vehicle. Ferrets were used in military operations as a scout and reconnaissance vehicle, supporting larger armor — such as track-laying tanks. Then again, the consignor and auction company didn’t state exactly which of the 16 primary variations of Ferret it is. It appears to be an Mk 2/3 model. Since it was accepted into service in 1951, the British Army used Ferrets as scout vehicles, the last major engagement being Operation Grandy (Desert Storm) in 1991. In a way, they were more famous for patrolling in Northern Ireland during The Troubles. They were also deployed with United Nations peacekeeping forces. As the Ferret is now retired from the British Army, they are plentiful in the surplus market — even in the United States. Ferrets were designed for off-road and urban-warfare prowess, so they are quite popular among Historic Military Vehicle enthusiasts all over the world. If you really have a jones for a Ferret, get one that’s already on U.S. soil, and let someone else deal with the global import and export of military equipment. A “good deal” on one still in the U.K. may be a moot point if the Unites States government won’t let it in if something wasn’t properly demilitarized — or if a box was not checked on a form. Don’t even say, “Form? What form?” Compared to other armored vehicles, Ferrets are cheap — both for the price of entry and support. In wide use throughout the Commonwealth, parts availability is superb. It is probably one of the easi- est non-U.S.-made military vehicles to support anywhere, even considering the Rolls-Royce powertrain. It is not as cheap to maintain as a Jeep or M35 deuce-and-a-half truck, but depending on the components, costs are not far from a Humvee. Most parts support today is centralized from the U.K., so don’t expect next-day shipping. For an American equivalent, we need to go back to World War II, since this role generally went to tracked Armored Personnel Vehicles — then later up-armored Humvees (which usually don’t leave Uncle Sam as anything salvageable). The White M3 scout car is pretty much entry level for a U.S.-issue scout car — and expect to get to spend $50k just in the door. Commensurate half-tracks are in the same range — and usually a lot more expensive. The next logical step up is the six-wheeled M8 and M20 Greyhound, which are far harder to find, so they generally trade for around $80k for one commensurate to this Ferret. For anything beyond that, bring hundreds of thousands of dollars and the possibility of government red tape. The going rate for a typical running- but-not-perfect Ferret in Historic Military Vehicle collectors circles is generally around $20k. This one seems to be in pretty good shape and reasonably complete for the fleet. You can find them for less, but may have issues — not the least of which is titling. Most states will transfer title on them and issue some level of specialty license plate — and some may not. In today’s market, if I were dropping $25k on one, I’d expect a title — not just a bill of sale like this one. As there was also little substantive information about the vehicle as a consignment, this Ferret wasn’t well bought. At best, this was on the high end of the market for a non-enthusiast who just wants to “play army.” This wasn’t one to ferret away as a future investment. — B. Mitchell Carlson 128 128 SOLD AT $45,100. Repainted but appearing otherwise genuine, this was a good example of a well-styled car with a big block and dual quads. Not unique, with more than 100k made over three years. Sold in the upper end of a broad auction-house range for this commonly seen and saved car. A nod goes to the seller. © Sports Car Market SOLD AT $292,600. Extremely rare car and veteran of four London to Brighton Runs including 2016, as well as a veteran of Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015 auction, where it sold for $192,500. It has had continuous updates to make it more reliable, as attested by owner, who stayed close to his car, happy to talk to any inquisitive passerby—always an auction positive. No company can take more credit than Bonhams for increasing awareness of the Veteran Car Run. Certainly prices for London to Brighton-eligible cars have risen over the last decade. A worthy car sold well above high estimate. A satisfactory buy, but no possible way to be certain of upside. #110-1965 BUICK RIVIERA Gran Sport 2-dr hard top. S/N 494475H921426. Eng. # LX307 H921426. White/Saddle leather. Odo: 8,404 miles. 425-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Pretty white paint applied smoothly. Paint missing on fascia behind grille. The body is straight, gaps are good. Neat chrome. Seats appear original with some color change and several small rips and cracks. Finish missing from console. Chrome has polishing marks but no pitting. Engine compartment appears unrestored but extremely well cared for. Power steering, brakes, vent windows and seats; also equipped with a/c, cruise control and AM/FM radio with front and rear speakers. Cond: 2-. leather. Lovely green paint with some mild cracks, but extremely well kept. The brass is in outstanding condition. Seating for five in leather that has a lovely patina. Battery for start disguised by wood case in front. Rearentry interior. Two-speed rear axle actuated on driver’s left. Black canvas top looks excellent. Cond: 2-.


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. Silverstone Auctions — Race Retro Track cars race ahead to surprisingly good sales Company Silverstone Auctions Date February 24–26, 2017 Location Stoneleigh Park, U.K. Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered 97/131 Sales rate 74% Sales total $7,156,481 High sale 1974 Ferrari 246 GT Dino coupe, sold at $552,245 Buyer’s premium Is this a price spike or a return to form? 1974 Ferrari 246 GT Dino coupe, sold at $552,245 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.80) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics A uctions have not historically been the best place to sell competition cars in the U.K. — that would be in the paddock just after your steed has won the race — but Silverstone has enjoyed increasing success in this arena, as has Bonhams. Context is all, although it’s debatable which is the best setting: alongside one of the most exciting historic racing meets in the U.K., or as part of England’s best race and rally show. Certainly, Silverstone did well this year at Race Retro, shifting 26 of the 38 competition cars offered on the Friday before the auction “proper.” They then offered 93 more classics in two batches over the Saturday and Sunday event. The most valuable competition car sold was the 1961 Emeryson Climax FPF Formula One, the last surviving example of four made, for $218,927. A 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, a competition car all its life that appeared in the last race meeting at Crystal Palace, fetched $81,919. Headlining the road-car results was a 1974 Ferrari Dino, which sold strongly — almost $175k over its lower estimate. The “chairs and flares” 246 GT (although only the flares were factory; the Daytona seats came later) was the subject of a long bidding war between a buyer in 130 the room and another on the phone, with the phone bidder eventually winning out. A 7,000-mile 1998 Ferrari F355, which went more than $60k over its lower estimate, sold for $170,899. Coming more up to date, the 2005 Ford GT, owned by Jenson Button, fetched a market-correct $331,912. A restored, matching-numbers 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 SE drophead Stoneleigh Park, U.K. coupé made a healthy $166,662 — more than double its lower estimate — despite its auto transmission. Another bidding war led to the 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Barchetta selling to a buyer in the room for $118,641 — nearly $40k over its lower estimate. All 12 Porsches sold, headlined by a 1980 930 at $137,002, although an unusual 1979 Renault Alpine A310 with Fleischmann body kit made an interesting, and cheaper, alternative. Six fast Fords included a 2010 Ford Focus RS with just 1,800 miles selling for an over-estimate $51,553, a late, small-turbo RS Cosworth fetching a market-correct $49,434, and a Lotus Cortina that had formerly seen historic rally action strong at $56,496. So Silverstone manages to maintain its high sell-through rates, typically approaching 75%. Not bad for a weekend’s work next to the competition at Race Retro. ♦ Sales Totals $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. ENGLISH #921-1939 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE Rusty Turner Special roadster. S/N B88MR. Eng. # R5BT. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 39,514 miles. Well-known special built in the ’60s, an early manifestation of ye fine olde British art of chopping Derby and Crewe Bentleys into minimalist and much faster devices. This was originally a Park Ward saloon, but has a chopped wheelbase, skimpy body and a huge Wade blower, sucking through two SUs. Fair “used” condition all round. Leather well worn and chrome to headlights lightly speckled. Cond: 3. razzing around looking the part, but you’d have to ditch some of the goodies such as the four-pot front calipers if you wanted to rally it in historic events. On the money for a nice Cooper replica, and bought for far less than the sum of its parts.” That still holds true today. #910-1960 JAGUAR XK 150 3.8 SE these tiny peanuts battled it out. Silverstone Classic also plans an all-A30/35 race, and it’s eligible for the HRDC’s A35 Academy series. Sold pretty much on the lower estimate, which is a relative bargain for a hardly used racer that would have cost much more to build. #127-1960 AUSTIN MINI Cooper S SOLD AT $155,363. Formerly owned by Victor Gauntlett, who helped revive Aston Martin in the ’80s, David Steel and noted Bentley specialist Stanley Mann, who is sadly no longer with us. Rusty Russ-Turner was the man who rescued the Birkin Blower single-seater, and died of a heart attack while racing it—a proper sort of chap. Sold where expected, but the money’s rather irrelevant for a living piece of British folklore. #104-1956 AUSTIN A30 racer sedan. S/N N/A. Gray/black velour. RHD. Superclean racer built by Jordan Racing in 2016 and is still near concours level. Much of interior trim remains, as per HRDC Goodwood rules. Lots of beautiful detail abounds—instrument panel appears stock, but is in fact a decal. No spec on engine, but these all run 1,275-cc engines, dynoed to keep them within one or two hp of each other. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $42,372. Built and driven by father and son Mike and Andrew Jordan, both accomplished racers; it won the St Mary’s Trophy at the 2016 Goodwood Revival in which 30 of Works re-creation 2-dr sedan. S/N AA2S766282. Red/black velour. RHD. Works rally replica made out of a 1960 shell—which would have been an 850 because the Mini Cooper didn’t appear until 1961 and the S in 1963. Very good spec with all the right bits, including built motor with twin-choke Weber, Minilites, adjustable, negative-camber suspension with anti-roll bars, limited-slip differential. Tidy, clean and well presented. Cond: 3+. drophead coupe. S/N S838801BW. Dark blue/blue cloth/gray leather. Odo: 6,951 miles. Beautifully restored—but with the original BorgWarner slusher replaced with a modern J-gate auto, although the original transmission is included with the deal. Very good door fit, excellent chrome, new top, new leather. Original airbox. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $166,662. U.S.-market car repatriated in 1988. Sold cheap for a fine restoration, but at this level originality matters, and that modern gearbox—however much it improves the car—is going to hurt the value. Left standard, this might have cracked £150k ($188k), but since the original box is included, the choice is with the new owner. #524-1963 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series 1 SOLD AT $23,305. Was in the U.S. 2007–15. Sold and gone by Saturday, and no surprise, as it was about half the price of a real Cooper S, and sold for a fraction of what it would have cost to build. Last in SCM database (SCM# 1678029) December 2009, when it sold for $17,446 and we said, “Good for coupe. S/N 861395. Gunmetal/black leather. RHD. Odo: 68,735 miles. Fairly recent restoration with nice paint and chrome. Spotweld dimples under rear pan filled, seat leather lightly worn and baggy, dash good. Now running a 5-speed Getrag and uprated brakes, both of which make the car more usable. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $92,113. Appeared not sold at £70k ($88k), but later appeared in the results at £73,370 ($92,113) in what must have been a post-sale deal. At that, the buyer did very well here. #522-1964 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I convertible. S/N 881806. Blue/black cloth/ black leather. Odo: 8 miles. Restored 10 years ago and has hardly turned a wheel since. Very original and correct, except rear-pan spotweld dimples filled. Repaint in original color including front subframe; correct gray hood frame. New leather, new top. Cond: 2-. 132 Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. affected the price much, if at all; many competition cars were converted in period, and this would have been built right on the cusp of the changeover. Last in SCM database when it sold at the Race Retro sale in 2015 for $57,948 with 68,229 miles (SCM# 6772796). SOLD AT $155,363. Originally supplied to New York, then in Arizona, repatriated 2004. On the money for model, year and condition. #510-1965 JAGUAR E-TYPE Open Two Seater roadster. S/N 1E1132. Dark blue/dark red leather. RHD. Odo: 2,498 miles. Looks nicely original with fair older (2013) paint (over filled-in spotweld dimples under rear pan). Good panel gaps, decent chrome and a correctly gray-painted hood frame. Leather looks incredibly lived-in, creased and patinated and left seat back is collapsing. But it’s got a lovely feel about it. Cond: 3+. #521-1970 ASTON MARTIN DBS Vantage coupe. S/N DBS5662R. Olive green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 96,188 miles. Restored, straight and shiny. Lightly creased leather. Motor tidier than last time we saw it, and now running electronic ignition. Cond: 2-. #904-1987 FORD SIERRA RS Cosworth hatchback. S/N WF0EXXGBBEGG19081. Silver/black & red velour. RHD. Odo: 42,780 miles. Straight, repainted, unscuffed. Stock under bonnet and front wings and slam panel still number-stamped. Seat velour slightly baggy, as usual. Fart-cannon exhaust only visible deviation from standard. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $144,064. Last in SCM database at Silverstone’s July 2013 sale (SCM# 6454028), when it was French registered and went for $106,259. At the time we said, “Sold where expected at market-correct price for this slightly rising model, and here the auto hasn’t hurt the value.” This time the price was higher, in line with the model’s continuing inflation, but the difference in dollars isn’t as marked thanks to the plummeting pound. #122-1979 FORD CAPRI 3.0S Group 1 SOLD AT $138,414. Sold at top estimate, reflecting the popularity of original cars at the moment. Just a lovely old thing and unlikely to lose money. #925-1965 FORD LOTUS-CORTINA Mk I 2-dr sedan. S/N Z74D4245305. White/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 68,415 miles. Older restoration of Aeroflow car that was originally A-frame but now on leaf springs. Still presents well; paint a little rough in places, and some cracks at panel joints. Interior vinyl all good, though someone has polished the dash to a high sheen. Tidy underbonnet, although airbox missing. Cond: 3+. racer coupe. S/N GRECUL142340. Red/ black velour. RHD. Historic racer built by Alan Mann Racing in 2008, essentially a replica of the Gordon Spice Group 1 winners of the ’80s. Strangely, Autocar stickers are still visible under current livery, which is taking getting the period details right to the extreme. Panels are straight and overall in pretty good condition for a racer. Motor and gearbox rebuilt 2016; seats and belts up to date. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $42,372. Stored for 20 years from the mid-’90s; MOT (vehicle inspection test in the U.K.) trail starts again in 2012. Once the most stolen cars in Britain, these have found their value, though the RS500 version is up £20k ($25k) more. Its successor the RS Escort (Lot 932) was a little more, chiefly down to its lower mileage. A very fair price for a nicely kept Cossie. #932-1995 FORD ESCORT RS Cosworth hatchback. S/N WFOBXXGKAB5L98028. Mallard Green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 24,870 miles. Nicely standard (apart from headlights) late small-turbo car. These are essentially Sierra Cossies in drag, with 4x4, made to homologate a suitable car for world rally competition. Well kept and unscuffed under the chin, though optional seat leather is well creased. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $56,496. Used for rallying by the French Ecurie Ten team in 1990, when it was changed to leaf springs. Right on the money for a tidy road car. Leaf springs won’t have 134 SOLD AT $111,585. Henry Mann won the Masters ’70s Celebration series with it in 2008, and it’s been a front-runner in Historics ever since. It placed 2nd in both its races in the Gerry Marshall Trophy at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting in 2014, and 3rd in 2016. Sold within the estimate range and, again, while it’s tons of money for an old Capri, it’s a fair representation of what it cost to build, minus a bit of wear and tear—a sum of its parts valuation, if you like. SOLD AT $49,434. On the money for a tidy low-miler. These are looking like a better value than the original Sierra RS Cosworth (see Lot 904, SCM# 6827969) that begat the model. Judging by the recent performance of older fast Fords, probably a good investment for the future. #944-2010 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 SUV. S/N 100626160336244DT. Green/ buff canvas/green leather. RHD. Unique 90 specced with an autobox. Perfect order all around, claimed to never have been out in the rain. Custom roll cage in rear supports canvas Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. tilt top over leather seats. It seems all wrong, as Landies should be bent, lopsided and leaky, but perhaps here is proof that you can polish a turd. Cond: 1-. owners, and this is thought to be the one in the U.K. Good order all around, no cracks in paint or fiberglass, seat velour unworn, sits on period Gotti three-stud wheels. Carb arrangement on PRV “Douvrin” V6 is unusual in that it combines twin-choke and a single choke, so 2+1-bbl. Cond: 2-. leather. RHD. Odo: 46,430 miles. U.K.-market car. Nice paint and chrome, with a few tiny dust marks in the finish. Dash-top timber is excellent, perforated leather lightly creased. New floors and carpets in 2014. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $88,275. Looks good at this money, when dealers will be asking nearer £100k ($126k) at retail—the last one I drove was more. Cabrios are twice that. #128-1972 BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile replica coupe. S/N 2331066. White/black velour. RHD. Replica Batmobile racer built from a CSi in the late ’80s. All the right bits including Kugelfischer slide injection, tunnelled side-exit exhausts and Group 4-type wheelarches. Good and tidy for a racer. Lots of spares included, but FIA papers and seat belts out of date. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $60,733. We’ve met this one before, when it sold for $53k at Silverstone’s 2016 Silverstone Classic sale, and it still had the same risibly cheesy catalog description (sample: “we can all conjure up an image of a sturdy Welsh lass with a lamb under each arm, changing gear with her left knee and steering with her right, whilst [sic] whistling to her two sheepdogs and balancing a can of Brains Bitter on the dashboard...”). This time, though the dollar price won’t reflect it, sold for £8k ($10k) more, over top estimate and for more than the restored, limited-edition Rover CSK (Lot 541) hammered the day before. That’s enough to cover the vendor’s fees plus a little profit—proof that, following the end of Defender production, Landie fever shows no sign of abating—at home, at least. FRENCH #931-1979 RENAULT ALPINE A310 Fleischmann coupe. S/N A31045788. Red/ black cloth. Odo: 39,500 km. Fleischmann supplied Group 4 body kits to Renault-Alpine SOLD AT $27,965. Registered new in Germany. Sold at bottom estimate, but consider that for the same money you’d struggle to buy any contemporary air-cooled 911 (which this will wipe the floor with), and it looks like a lot of performance for the money—only 150 hp but also only 2,160 pounds. A perfect stock car. GERMAN #917-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 coupe. S/N 11102622003550. Silver/black SOLD AT $132,765. Co-owned by Silverstone Auctions boss Nick Whale 2004–06; won its “Plateau” at Le Mans Classic 2004 and 2006. In the current hands but not raced from 2013. A cheapish entry to classic endurance or ’70s celebration racing at about a fifth of the price of a real Works car—which are too valuable to race anyway. Very attractive for gentlemen of a certain age. Last sold for $215,244 at H&H Duxford in April 2012 (SCM # 4773565); it looks very cheap in dollars this time, but remember, the pound was a lot stronger then. #511-1972 PORSCHE 911T coupe. S/N 9112501105. Light Yellow/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 56,624 miles. RHD U.K.-market oil-flap car. Newly painted, straight and sharp. Good pipes and exchangers, new Nyloc nuts on cam covers. Interior vinyl all good, new headlining and carpets. Sits right on a set of new, periodlooking XWXs. With owner’s manual in red wallet, two keys and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $117,228. 911Ts used to be considered the poverty model, but long-hood 911s sell more on condition than exact spec. Com- 136 Sports Car Market


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Fresh Meat by Chad Taylor Online sales of contemporary cars 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari coupe Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. pare this with the improved 1973 E (L520, SCM# 6827825) that wasn’t quite as sharp, though much faster, at $6k less. Date sold: 04/5/2017 eBay auction ID: 292070632580 Seller’s eBay ID: phillipsauto_luxury_and_exotics Sale type: Used car with 196 miles VIN: ZFF76ZFA1F0209257 Details: Giallo Modena over Nero leather; 6.3-L V12 with electric assist rated at 949 hp and 664 lb/ ft, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $3,000,000, 1 bid, sf 0 MSRP: $1,416,362 (base) Other current offering: Ferrari of Houston, in Houston, TX, offering a 2015 Titanium Silver over Nero leather LaFerrari coupe, with 400 miles for $3,999,995. 2016 McLaren 675LT spider SOLD AT $22,107. But it is a real RS2600, probably raced in Australia in period but returned to Germany in 1984. To the U.K. 1990. Best described as “having potential,” it was gone by Saturday with the price quoted as “sold.” The final result is about half of the pre-sale estimate. Date sold: 03/01/2017 eBay auction ID: 122368062421 Seller’s eBay ID: lamborghinidallas Sale type: Used car with 115 miles VIN: SBM11SAA4GW675658 Details: Delta Red over Almond White leather/alcantara; 3.8-L twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 666 hp and 516 lb/ft, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $449,999, Buy It Now, sf 191 MSRP: $372,600 (base) Other current offering: In West Chester, PA, McLaren Philadelphia asking $436,990 for a Volcano Red over Carbon Black leather 2016 675LT Spider, with 139 miles. 2017 Dodge Viper ACR coupe #520-1973 PORSCHE 911E coupe. S/N 9113200023. Silver/houndstooth velour. Odo: 85,438 miles. Motor recently rebuilt to S spec (and dynoed at 10 bhp more than the factory claimed for a stock 2.4S), wider Fuchs on rear. Older paint mostly good, with a few chips at edges. Heuer sport seats with good houndstooth velour. Dash excellent. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $137,002. Sold a little under lower estimate of £100k ($126k) but eminently retailable. A fair deal both ways, as white isn’t the greatest color for these. Date sold: 03/19/2017 eBay auction ID: 262896449692 Seller’s eBay ID: bjmotorz Sale type: New car with 6 miles VIN: 1C3BDEDZ3HV500224 Details: Stryker Green over black leather/microfiber; 8.4-L V10 rated at 645 hp and 600 lb/ft, 6-sp manual, RWD. Sale result: $153,785, Buy It Now, sf 162 MSRP: $153,785 (as equipped) Other current offering: Ferrari Maserati of Fort Lauderdale, FL, is offering a Bespoke Light Blue over black leather/microfiber 2016 Viper ACR coupe, with 2,582 miles for $139,900. ♦ 138 SOLD AT $111,579. Bidding was protracted, inching forward in £500 ($673) increments leading to applause at the accepted £79k ($100k) top bid. Slightly above estimate, but for a car that is similar to an RS 2.7 and much less money than a good replica of the same, I reckon it was worth it. I suppose it could be an RS 2.7 clone but they are becoming a little passé now, and for a car that’s already in a spec this nice, let’s hope nobody goes there. #920-1973 BMW 2002 Tii 2-dr sedan. S/N 2752163. Orange/black vinyl. RHD. Restored, and absolutely the best spec, a tii in Inka and on Minilites. Seats and carpets redone. A little microblistering to paint in places. Cond: 2. #505-1988 BMW M3 coupe. S/N WBSAK050601893818. White/gray cloth. Odo: 111,889 miles. Stock German-market M3 riding a set of Cecotto BBS wheels plus frontstrut brace and Sparco steering wheel. Usual E30 bubbling on front scuttle has already been (visibly) repaired. Motor is flaking and it’s rather grubby in the engine bay—though that’s partly due to lots of Waxoyl on the strut tops and inner wings as it’s been daily driven. Gray check seat velour to Motorsport seats okay. “1960 RS” plate not included. Cond: 3+. #116-1973 FORD CAPRI RS2600 coupe. S/N GCECMY41439. Blue & white/black velour. Very rough project. Stock engine currently installed—which is well corroded and with some of fuel-injection kit missing. Fourlinked rear axle with a Watts linkage, ZF 5-speed. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $25,423. Sold right in the middle of the estimate range, but given that a classic BMW specialist recently said of a colleague’s similar Chamonix White model, “I could sell that for £25k ($32k) this afternoon.” Might even retail for a little more (hadn’t popped up in the ads by mid-March, though). Fairly to slightly well bought at auction, therefore. #525-1980 PORSCHE 930 Turbo 3.3 coupe. S/N 93A0070264. White/black leather. RHD. Odo: 39,819 miles. Repainted but not chipped or pinged. Perforated seat leather lightly creased, baggy on driver’s side base. Aftermarket steering wheel. Original toolkit, decent service history. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $40,254. Imported to the U.K. Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. 1998. I’m surprised that a car this shabby could make this much money. E30 M3s might be the driver’s cars of the century, but this just looks overpriced. I would respectfully suggest the fundage might be better pointed in the direction of a Porsche 968 Club Sport, which is dynamically just as good and hasn’t been inflated (as much) by the M3 hype. Very well sold. #504-1989 BMW Z1 convertible. S/N WBABA91070AL01039. Red/black cloth/ dark gray leather. Odo: 50,208 miles. Extensively restored around 10 years ago, repainted in a non-Z1 BMW Chili Red. No cracks in body (they go first around the door locks) and camo leather is only wrinkled to the normal extent. No marks in door trim. Twin exhaust. Replacement engine fitted at 90,000 miles with a 33,000-miler, so odo might have been reset to match. Cond: 3+. Proteus C-type replica, for something that’s eminently more stylish. #540-1972 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL coupe. S/N 105641426693. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 44,901 km. Shiny, and all the fragile frontal bright trim is there. The windows and side grilles stayed in during the repaint. It’s chipped around the bonnet opening, plus there’s evidence of repairs and probably even filler in the body sides. It’s lost its original fuel injection and is now on carbs. Inside, it’s all there, albeit with a slightly tired and ratty air. As you can tell, I didn’t warm to this one, though I love them as a model. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $52,258. For the best part of the last decade we’ve been marveling at how cheap these are, and why aren’t they over £50k ($63k)? This one should have been cheap but it wasn’t, selling just over the high £35k ($44k) estimate. Well sold. #526-1974 FERRARI 246 GT DINO SOLD AT $41,242. This popped up on the Z Roadster forum, posted in 2008. Vendor (who has produced a book, BMW Z1 Roadster) has had the car since 2004, taking it over from his father, who bought it new. The history is great, and for most the color won’t matter, as it looks great, and it didn’t seem pricey for a tidy Z1. I recently drove a standard black example asking £5k ($6k) more. ITALIAN #911-1953 ALFA ROMEO 1900 Barchetta Modificato roadster. S/N 03724. Eng. # AR0020403042. Red/tan leather. “Barchetta Modificato” in catalog-speak. Recently created homage to the tube-framed specials built in period by the likes of Bertone, Boano and Touring. Very neatly done with simple leathertrimmed dash and quilted tunnel, though not clear who built it or whether it uses a 1.9 or 1975-cc Super engine. Cond: 2. coupe. S/N 07336. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 34,943 miles. “Chairs and flares” Dino, (though the chairs—Daytona seats—were added post-factory). Excellent order, although the back of the driver’s door is chipped, something that happened in transit to the sale and which the seller promised to rectify at his own cost, and the engine-cover fit is off at the back, as usual. Doors are very slightly dropped on hinges. Dash top good, though covering slightly wrinkled on instrument binnacle. Prancing Horse floormats, the only place the motif appears on the car, refreshingly; the back of the car hasn’t had one added. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $552,245. This one just kept going like in the old days, and ended up well over the £300k–£350k ($380k–$439k) estimate that everyone accepts as Dino ground since mid2015. Is this a spike or a return to form? We shan’t know until the next Dino sales, but a couple of months ago, a dealer friend did predict an incipient “correction” in Dino prices. SOLD AT $118,641. Went approximately 25% over the £75k ($94k) high estimate, although compares with the price of a new aluminium June 2017 #519-1983 LAMBORGHINI COUN- TACH LP500S coupe. S/N ZA9C0050LA12250. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 83,382 139


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. miles. Good order all around; recently windows-out repainted, some polish marks visible. Leather only lightly creased and side bolsters not worn; dash top okay. Motor blueprinted and “estimated by the factory” at 50 bhp over standard. Cond: 2. ceramic brakes with body-color calipers, contrast stitching. Not yet U.K. registered but the legwork has been done. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $313,551. Only 186 of these were built instead of the projected 350, as Lamborghini needed the production line for the Aventador. Originally delivered to Singapore and included here to keep tabs on the value of these things in the U.K. Not sure it’s any practical use, but the options list is jolly impressive. AMERICAN NOT SOLD AT $364,082. One of only 25 right-handed, U.K.-delivered LP500Ss. When new and registered BR 33 for its then-owner Barry Robinson, set several production-car speed and endurance records at Millbrook, driven by Robinson and his friend Alex Postan. In this ownership in 2014 following 10 years in storage. Bid to £290k ($364,082), which was “so close”—but not quite enough. Presumably it was because of its history, as the high bid was right on the money for the model. Frankly, I would have kept quiet about that history and taken the money, because all it proves is that it’s had its neck wrung for a few hours. BEST BUY #536-1994 LANCIA DELTA Integrale Evo II hatchback. S/N ZLA831AB000583705. Red/beige alcantara. Odo: 13,556 km. No rust, and original polythene wrapping still on door bottoms and footwells. Seat alcantara a bit baggy, as usual, but overall well preserved for the year, helped by the very low mileage—if it’s genuine. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $66,665. Imported from Japan by Walkers, the U.K. Integrale specialist, in 2014. Sold for the right money just where expected at a mid-estimate price, but would likely retail for a smidge more—the same week an identical car with identical history but 36,000 miles up was asking £60k ($75k) in a private sale. It’ll be 25 years old in the blink of an eye, and the pound is cheap right now... #916-2010 LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO LP670-4 SV coupe. S/N ZHWBE81H5ALA04021. Arancio Leonis/black alcantara. RHD. Odo: 14,000 miles. Practically like new, and displayed pride of place, right in front of the telephone desk. Pearl-effect paint, 18-in split-rim five-spokes, SOLD AT $331,912. One of 101 GTs delivered in Europe and supplied to ex-F1 driver Jenson Button, imported by him to the U.K. Last appeared at Bonhams’ 2016 Goodwood Revival sale, when it failed to sell against the same £250k–£300k ($314k–$377k) estimate as here (SCM# 6806721). Finally, a market-correct valuation and a bit surprising here as very few of these come to auction in the U.K., though there are always a few knocking around the retail market. #935-2014 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS coupe. S/N 2G1FT1EWOE9172720. Summit White/red & black leather. Odo: 29,000 miles. 6.2-L fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. 2014 model but probably produced late 2013, hence “63” plate for back half of 2013. Almost like a new one, tidy and unscuffed and highly specced. Borla exhaust, though original comes with car. Cond: 2. #530-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S35Y401276. White w/ blue stripes/black leather. Odo: 8,350 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Tidy, clean and unscuffed, almost like a new one, with low mileage and seat leather looking hardly sat in. And as a result, rather antiseptic... Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $34,600. Imported from a Georgia dealer in 2016. This is what the market says a 2014 Camaro is worth in the U.K. New ones are now available in the U.K., starting at £32,145 ($40,140) though if you want a similar spec, it’s closer to $45k. © 140 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Bonhams — Goodwood Members’ Meeting Building on the successful previous year, Bonhams continues to bring interesting cars and strong numbers at Goodwood Company Bonhams Date March 19, 2017 Location Chichester, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 66/83 Sales rate 80% Sales total $6,862,369 High sale 1961 Aston Martin DB4 DP214 GT replica coupe, sold at $681,866 Buyer’s premium Aston’s “GTO,” a development of the DB4 — 1961 Aston Martin DB4 DP214 GT replica coupe, sold at $681,866 15% on first $61,801, 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.81) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics tor capacity, while continuing to delight by bringing rare racers out of captivity to play. All through the sale you could hear the racing going on over the road, which must have prompted the bidding in the few patches where interest slowed. However, the top lot, the Aston Martin DP214 replica, sold before the auction commenced, after the owner was made an offer “he couldn’t refuse.” Although the pound is still weak (and continues to B 142 weaken), buyer confidence appeared not to be, and Bonhams cleared 80% of the catalog. The ex-David Hobbs 1965 Lola T70 Mk I Spyder sold to a telephone bidder for $334,094. From the same estate, a marvelous 1957 Jaguar 3.4 saloon, a rally car all its life, hit a strong-but-deserved $234,422. At one point the offer leaped from £75k ($93k) to £100k ($124k) with one bid, prompting auctioneer James Knight, who’s always ready with a quip, to ask: “Is he in the next race?” onhams offered some exciting competition cars at its third Goodwood Members’ Meeting sale — an event that after only three years is at visi- One of Alan Mann Racing’s FVA-powered 1968 Ford Escort Twin Cams hit over Chichester, U.K. $250k. Another AMR production — a brand-new unfinished and engineless Cobra Daytona coupe — looked like a much cheaper way into FIA GT cars (or Historic Technical Passport racing, as we might now call it) than a new lightweight-spec Jaguar E-type or Ferrari 250 SWB replica at a little under $200k. And the 1913 Talbot 20/30-hp Works hillclimber, once raced by Captain Sir Malcolm Campbell, made $209,504. On road cars, a Beacham-ised Jaguar E-type, now with XKR supercharged V8, made almost $200k, a su- Sales Totals perb third-series Lancia Aurelia B20GT sold for $161,052 —slightly more than a fourth-series car with floor shift made less than a year later —and a really nice and proper 1924 Bentley 3 Litre Red Label Speed Model tourer sold in the room for $347,938, which is not mad money. That came near the end of the sale with the “yugest” offering, both in size and the factor by which it overhauled its estimate: the 1988 Cadillac Trump Golden Series Limousine. The Caddy was a prototype for a proposed run of 50 that never happened, and it sold for $67,517 against an expectation of $12k–$15k. ♦ $2m 0 Sports Car Market $10m $8m $6m $4m 2017 2016 2015


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. ENGLISH #28-1924 BENTLEY 3 LITRE Red Label Speed tourer. S/N 485. Green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 4,898 miles. Restored in the ’80s, still very good. Originally bodied by James Young, therefore quite likely a saloon. Good fabric to Vanden Plas-style replacement body, good dash and instruments, leather just settling in. Still center throttle. Blockley tires always a good sign that it’s been loved. Lovely nickel to radiator shell, polished drums. Still on magnetos and Autovac; electric fan and modern propshaft only deviations from standard spec. Matching chassis and engine numbers, a rare thing with any Vintage Bentley. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $129,213. First owned by Dwight F. Davis, founder of the Davis Cup tennis tournament (and later Governor General of the Philippines), one of six with this Stratford coupe body. To the U.K. in 2008, when it was restored. Competed in Peking-Paris Motor Challenge. Sold for average Phantom money, for a fraction of what it cost to restore and build. The buyer’s got a good deal if he wants to continue its competitive history. #19-1957 JAGUAR MK I Saloon. S/N S971263DN. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 8,200 miles. Mk I term is retrospectively applied: Before the Mk II appeared, these were just “Jaguar saloons.” Always a rally car, excellent restored order, and now with external jack for starter battery which seems a bit over SOLD AT $347,938. The model to have. Sold slightly light, therefore quite well bought, although estimate was a little ambitious. #26-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I coupe. S/N S285FP. Beige & black/black vinyl. American-built Phantom, restored in 2010, prepped for long-distance rallying with large modern bucket seats and harnesses, two coils, two distributors, three fuel systems with big tanks, overdrive, plus RPS’ trademark vinyl trunk cover to save weight. Motor still clean and tidy. Cond: 3. the top. Straight and shiny, very good chrome, leather nicely worn in, timber fair to good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $234,422. Ran in the 1958 Monte, although DNF after going off. In Japan for a time, twice owned by racer John Young. There were three phones and a room bidder after this one, the bid leaping from £75k to £100k ($93k to $124k) at one point, causing Jamie to quip: “Is he in the next race?” Like the Lola, being sold to pay off creditors of a later estate, and ideal for the HRDC’s new Coombs Heritage Challenge series. #62-1959 LOTUS SEVEN Twin-Cam roadster. S/N LVL0399CV1272. Red & aluminium/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 194 miles. Lightly modified S2 with S3-spec (and then some) Twin Cam, plus proper top wishbones on front suspension, and five-linked (rather than A-frame and two trailing links) rear. Cycle wings when it would originally have clamshells. Clean and tidy; mileage is since completion in 2014 and chassis number looks odd because it was issued by a local licensing office (now RIP) when the car returned from overseas in 1984. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,585. Sold quite a way under the £22k–£26k ($27k–$32k) estimate and cheap for any Twin Cam Seven, probably because of the bitsa status and odd chassis number. If you don’t mind that and concentrate on the hardware, well bought. #38-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 DP214 GT replica coupe. S/N DB4618R. Green/tan cord. RHD. DP214 replica made out of a DB4, as were the originals. Very good order all around, especially for a racer. Great attention to detail (switches from a Lancaster bomber, fuel tap from a Spitfire) and even wears the correct type of period cord-trimmed bucket seats. Ran in the Daytona Historics in 2016, hence the yellow markings that the original car wore in 1964 before it was destroyed. Its last outing was Sebring 12 Hours. Cond: 2-. 144 Sports Car Market


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On the Radar Supercar Supermarket Edition These cars are now over 25 years old and legal to import into the United States for the first time. by Jeff Zurschmeide 1992–94 Jaguar XJ 220 SOLD AT $681,866. DP214 is Aston’s “GTO,” a development of the DB4, using slippery bodies over a tube chassis. Of the two the factory built in period, one real one still exists. There have been three copies, this one widely held to be the most accurate. This was sold just before the auction, for a price which the owner “couldn’t refuse.” #55-1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series 1 Pros: The fastest production car of its day, with a top speed of 212 mph. Twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 makes 540 hp and 475 lb.-ft. of torque. 0–60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. Both right- and left-hand-drive models available. Only 271 produced. Original MSRP around $700k hasn’t held up. You can get one now at about $400k. Cons: Looks like someone stepped on a Subaru SVX. Price range: $379k–$435k, plus import costs. 1992–98 McLaren F1 SOLD AT $113,985. Stored for past 17 years. Nicely original but always a bit of a gamble what’s under the paint. I’d say sold right, unless the buyer is very unlucky. Pros: Can now be imported without the “AmeriTech” legality kit. Unreal performance, with 627 hp and 480 lb.-ft. of torque from the 6.1-liter V12. 0–60 mph in 3.2 neck-snapping seconds. Among the better-looking exotics. If you want a real supercar, you can’t get better street cred than this. Cons: Only 64 road-going production units made. Price of entry is about $10 million. Price range: $10m–$12m, plus import costs. 1992–95 Honda NSX-R Pros: Factory lightweight NSX with Japanese Domestic Market panache. Only 483 made. Right-hand drive only, upgraded suspension. The best-handling car of the original NSX family. Honda badging makes it unique even among NSX owners. This is the tougé weapon that every supercar otaku dreams about. Cons: No air conditioning or traction control, racing seats only, costs up to 10 times the price of a conventional U.S. Domestic Market NSX — but only 265 pounds lighter at 2,712 pounds. Price range: $200k–$300k, plus import costs. ♦ 146 SOLD AT $334,094. Raced in period by David Hobbs and Monte Shelton. In the U.S. until 2001; has twice won the Whitsun Trophy at the Goodwood Revival with Frank Sytner. One of two cars being sold to pay off the creditors of a deceased’s estate, the other being the Jaguar Mk 2 rally car (Lot 19). Achieved midestimate. #11-1968 FORD ESCORT Twin Cam competition 2-dr sedan. S/N BB48GP18167. Red & gold/black velour. RHD. Odo: 49,551 miles. One of the first Escort racers, run by Alan Mann Racing for Ford, and another universally known by its registration number. Uses a Cosworth FVA engine instead of the regular Ford/Lotus Twin Cam and unique suspension set-up with longer track-control arms than standard, plus compression struts up front, and five-linked coil-sprung rear. Re- #18-1965 LOLA T70 Mk I racer. S/N SL702. Blue/black velour. RHD. Second T70 Spyder built; good order all around with no stars or chips in the body. No word on exact spec or state of the motor, except that it’s a Tim Adams-built V8. Cond: 3+. coupe. S/N 860348. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 15,573 miles. Barn-find coupe— and certainly looked like one in the catalog pictures, though they’d cleaned it up a bit by viewing day. Appears very original. Probably an older restoration or refurb. It has had weld repairs to sills (at least); paint is microblistered and chipped at edges, leather patinated to the point of distress. Cond: 3. stored two years ago and basically as-new except that it now wears a roll cage, which wasn’t used in period. “Do not push on wheelarches” notes all over it. Cond: 2-. Bonhams Chichester, U.K. SOLD AT $251,034. Almost the Holy Grail for Escort fanciers (the 1970 London-Mexico winner FEV 1H might just shade it), so I’m surprised it didn’t go higher, though there’s an element of it being too precious to race. Against an estimate of £200k–£250k ($247k– $310k) it briefly stalled at £175k ($216k), but then a massive surge of noise across the road as a race started may have helped it to £180k ($222k), at which point it was “on sale” and eventually hammered at that. #68-1972 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE coupe. S/N CRH12347. Maroon/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 82,722 miles. Very original and nicely kept, although sills are starting to pinhole under their front ends. Exhausts look fairly recent and hand-fabricated. Fair older paint, a few chips at door edges, nicely creased original leather. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $51,171. Since 2007 the property of James May, formerly of “Top Gear,” who’s been having a bit of a clear-out, getting rid of his 911 3.2 Carrera last year. Although he’s said this one is going because he’s “slightly allergic” to something within its interior. Hammered £6k ($7k) over the generously high estimate, no doubt helped by “celebrity” (though he would hate that term) status. “Real” price would be nearer £30k ($37k). #73-1972 JAGUAR E-TYPE Beacham convertible. S/N 1S50960. Black/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 700 miles. Originally a V12 2+2, totally Beacham-ised in New Zealand and only 700 miles since completion in 2013, so still immaculate. Dead-straight with modern supercharged V8, J-gate transmission, seats and dash from an XKR. Wonder what they did with the old V12? Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $195,661. 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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. GERMAN #66-1948 NSU KETTENKRAD Military. S/N 116381474. Sand. MHD. Billed as a 1944 model, but it turns out the chassis number is from a 1948 KK; most parts attached are pre’45. Restored 2011–15, only 10 hours on motor (from an Opel Olympia) since rebuild. Cond: 3+. certainly helps its looks. Sold well over the £120k ($148k) high estimate, but whoever commissioned it has probably lost a packet. A stock V12 roadster in similar condition would be around $125k. #27-1973 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series III convertible. S/N 1S2316. Red/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 25,230 miles. Very original, well kept and preserved, with low mileage. Fantail exhaust replaced by round-bore stainless system, and gear knob has silver insert inscribed “David,” the name of the first owner. Leather is original and well creased, but has been saved by feeding. Original 8-track player comes with it. Shame about the stainless wheelarch trims. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $63,964. Not sure if the historical status hurt the value—it doesn’t affect Jeeps too much—but it was sold at least £10k ($12k) under the £60k ($74k) lower estimate. This would fit in a decent-sized van for taking to show—although apparently they do 50 mph. #50-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SEB cabriolet. S/N 11102310031980. Brown/tan leather. Straight and tidy all around, new leather, decent dash-top timber, recent new exhaust plus Kuhlmeister aircon. Various replated pipes and linkages in engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $105,679. Seller bought this 15 years ago with 21,385 miles and has mostly stored it since. Sold online for a £75k ($93k) bid, which didn’t seem excessive. #70-2015 SHELBY DAYTONA replica coupe. S/N AMRGT1. Red. Built by Alan Mann Racing to commemorate 50 years since the team won the GT World Championship. Although it’s not quite finished—it’s a roller with no engine or gearbox, not even seats, though instruments and pedals are there. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $86,298. In the U.S. from new until 2014. Sold quite cheaply to a phone bidder, against a £70k–£90k ($87k–$111k) estimate. Maybe the manual shift put buyers off, as it’s unusual in one of these. Unless the buyer knew something the rest of us didn’t, he’s got a bit of a deal there. #12-1976 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 3.0 coupe. S/N 9116600796. Yellow/black leather. SOLD AT $195,661. Seems like AMR is having a clearout. This was hammered at £140k ($174k) sold against an estimate of £160k– £200k ($198k–$248k). A Superformance Daytona coupe is around $100k—but that’s composite, not aluminum, as here. Assuming it can get HTP papers, considerably cheaper than going racing with a Lightweight E-type or a new 250 SWB. June 2017 147


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. RHD. Odo: 99,595 miles. Essentially a 911SC engine in a body with 911SC flares. Straight, no rot. Restored in France in the ’90s, which included a new roof panel to lose the sunroof. No leaks under motor, pipes and exchangers good. Motor upgraded with various 964 bits plus hydraulic tensioners, leather lightly creased. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $112,601. One of 177 RHD U.K.market cars, and an interesting alternative to a 930. At around Turbo money, though it was let go (to a phone bidder) £10k ($12k) under the £90k ($111k) lower estimate. Well bought. ITALIAN #29-1953 LANCIA AURELIA B20 GT Series III coupe. S/N B202848. Black/beige wool. RHD. Odo: 50,386 miles. Restored in its original black and achingly gorgeous. Fresh paint, good rechrome, although radiator shell a bit rippled. Original Carello foglights a little chipped and spotted. New seat wool. No cracks in plastic steering wheel, original instruments still good, with wind-up clock mounted in glovebox lid. With original books, spare fan belt and warning triangle. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $161,052. Has had some time in Sweden. Sold to a lady in the room for a market-correct price, with premium exactly splitting the high and low estimates. Third series and fourth series are considered the most desirable (fourth series just shading it as “best” with its De Dion rear suspension), so well done all around. Especially considering a fourth-series with floor shift didn’t quite make as much a week later at Duxford. #5-1964 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA Spider. S/N AR383353. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 37,167 miles. Right-hand-drive car sold new in the U.K. Very original but has been static for many years—museum-displayed since 1985. Paint is deteriorating, lifting in places, some blistering on trunk lid, some red overspray under bonnet. Brightwork is all there, in good order. Seat vinyl good, protected by covers, and rubber floor mats intact. Engine turns, pads and shoes removed to stop brakes from seizing. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $251,034. Delivered new in France, spent some time in Spain before coming to the U.K. via France again. Sold right for a driver in today’s market, with accepted hammer price matching the lower estimate of £180k ($223k), to a London dealer. Last in SCM’s database September 2014, when it sold at Silverstone Auctions’ London sale for $255k (SCM# 6711846), and we said it was “following the right curve” after its previous sale at Coys Monaco in May 2012 for $127k (SCM# 4773974). JAPANESE SOLD AT $54,014. Sold on the phone for a bit over the £36k ($45k) higher estimate. It’ll need going right through, but this appeared to be a good, solid and original starting point. #37-1966 FERRARI 330 GT Series II 2+2 coupe. S/N 8421. Silver/red leather. Odo: 9,608 miles. Older restoration of hangingpedal 5-speed car. Paint holding up well, although prep looks slightly rushed in places. Leather is an older retrim, settling in nicely, exhausts okay, Borranis lightly pitted. Rear belts. Cond: 3+. #41-1971 DATSUN 240Z coupe. S/N HLS3040139. Lime green/black vinyl. Odo: 3,217 miles. Really sharp recent restoration (in the U.K.), though now runs a 2.8-liter motor. Seat vinyl excellent and probably repro, aftermarket wheels and still has side repeaters, but otherwise just about perfect. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,110. Delivered new to California and recently imported from the U.S. Keenly contested with four bidders on this, so it kept going, although hammer price ended up £3k ($4k) under the £30k ($37k) lower estimate, pretty much the theme of recent U.K. sales. #10-1997 SUBARU IMPREZA 22B-STI prototype coupe. S/N GC8061819. Blue/blue & gray suede. RHD. Odo: 51 km. Limitededition prototype for the 1998 22B in as-new order. With just 51 km on the clock, though strangely, seats are lightly used and soiled— perhaps it’s been sat in a lot and not driven. Cond: 2. 148 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. SOLD AT $140,287. Displayed at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show, in storage for 20 years. A fascinating artifact, but practically useless if it’s to retain its rare artifact/perfect display status. Heavy import taxes if it stayed in the EU, knocking the price up tens of thousands of dollars. AMERICAN #33-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- vertible. S/N P6FH301716. Red/red & white vinyl. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored 2015/ 2016 and all still good, with decent instruments and repop interior vinyl, plus porthole hard top. Edelbrock carb and electronic distributor are minor deviations from standard, but you can’t see them. Not yet U.K. registered, but duties have been paid. Cond: 2-. #87-1988 CADILLAC TRUMP GOLDEN SERIES limousine. S/N 1G6DW51YXJR761782. Black/black leather. Odo: 45,441 miles. 5.0-L V8, 4-bbl, auto. Prototype of a proposed car series that appeared to be fantasy thinking. Fairly sad (or should that be SAD!) with blistering and flaking paint to hood, bubbles under the C-pillars and some nicks in the vinyl top. Inside it’s better, with rosewood cabinets still glossy, all gold plate intact and only one repair to otherwise unworn ruched leather on rear seat base. Paper shredder, fax machine and drinks cabinet not pictured, though TV for receiving fake news still present. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $56,714. Imported from California in 2016. Price with premium was a gnat under the lower estimate of £40k ($49k), due to condition. Average ’55–’57 little ’Birds sell in the U.K. for around £25k (now just $31k). CAR COLLECTOR AMERICAN SOLD AT $67,517. One of one made, billed as “the most opulent stretch limo made” and presumably even more over the top than the Executive Series, whose production also numbered one. Remember those jade-and-gold bathrooms of the ’80s? Looking in the back of this just makes you feel a bit ill, though it is in much better shape than the outside. Sold at nearly five times the reserve, and about 10 times what it was really worth. © ™ AmericanCarCollector.com/subscribe SUBSCRIBE TO ACC 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 150 Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report ENGLISH Global Auction Highlights #TH0018-1959 MORRIS MINOR 2-dr sedan. S/N 727529. Ivory/black cloth/maroon vinyl. Odo: 77,957 miles. Charming Minor with decent ivory respray. Left-hand-drive car, but trafficators on a U.S.-market car that already has turn signals seem out of place. Variable panel fit, mostly bad. Scary aftermarket cloth sunroof doesn’t appear to close tautly (could be operator error, though). Nicely redone seats, plus well-fitted carpeting of doubtful authenticity. Likewise, decidedly non-authentic shifter and boot. Stewart-Warner amp and oil-pressure gauges added neatly. New off-brand tires. Cond: 3. 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider, sold for $82,390 at GAA, Greensboro, NC GAA Location: Greensboro, NC Date: March 2–4, 2017 Auctioneer: Tyson Question Automotive lots sold/offered: 423/553 Sales rate: 76% Sales total: $13,651,439 High sale: 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition coupe, sold at $502,900 Buyer’s premium: 7%, minimum $700, included in sold prices Report and photos by Mark Moskowitz and Jeff Trepel LEAKE Location: Oklahoma City, OK Date: February 24–26, 2017 Auctioneers: Jim Richie, Brian Marshall, Dillon Hall, Casey Enlow Automotive lots sold/offered: 405/549 Sales rate: 74% Sales total: $10,411,665 High sale: 2006 Ford GT coupe, sold at $341,000 Buyer’s premium: 10% included in sold prices Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson SOLD AT $12,573. England’s VW Beetle. This Minor was initially declared a no-sale on the block, with a high bid of $11,500. I gasped in disbelief, as I thought (and still think) that bid was thousands more than the car deserved, but what do I know? Shortly thereafter, it was sold by The Deal Doctor for another $250. “Cute sells,” as they say, and this hodgepodge of a Morris sold extremely well. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 03/17. #2463-1979 LAND ROVER SANTANA Series III utility. S/N E45920955. Safety yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 68,373 km. Stated that a frame-off restoration was completed seven years ago. Said work is more of a refurbishment than a restoration. Good masked-off trim and glass-in repaint. Diamond-plate aluminum rear cargo flooring. Iffy door and panel fit, loose-fitting door latches. Reupholstered seats, replacement dashpad and new carpeting. Three openings in the lower dash for various missing components. Two-tone wheels look like they had hubcaps at one time, but are all bare, including the hood-mounted spare. Recent engine work includes new carburetor, ignition system from plugs to distributor, and rebuilt master cylinder. Rather dingy usedtruck undercarriage, with a new stock exhaust 1976 Toyota Celica GT 2-door hard top, sold for $7,150 at Leake, Oklahoma City, OK 152 Sports Car Market


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Roundup system. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,600. Since 1958, Santana Motors had been building Complete Knocked Down kit Landies in Linares, Spain. In later years, they also shipped vehicles and CKD units to Central and South America, so it’s logical that this was a CKD unit shipped to Colombia. By the time this rig was built, Santana was on the verge of taking a different path from Land Rover, by actually improving the product due to real-world experience from their customers in harsh climates, rather than indifference from the home market, since units there generally saw their most severe duty between the car park and the pub. While the consignor initially wanted $35k, it was cut loose after the bidding dried up. Leake, Oklahoma City, OK, 02/17. #1192-1990 JAGUAR XJS V12 convert- ible. S/N SAJNW4842LC166348. White/ black cloth/beige leather. Odo: 71,079 miles. Generally well-cared-for original paint. Decent panel gaps and shut lines. Chunk missing from left taillight lens. Clear coat on the factory alloy wheels—shod with newer tires— has lots of chipping along the rim from road abrasions. Good original chrome and stainless trim, although it’s losing some brilliance over the past 27 years. Vacuum-plated headlight bezels are peeling. Top is in good condition, especially if it’s original, as it does appear to be. Used-car-dealer-grade clean-up and detail under the hood, with some clear coat used. R134a a/c system fittings. Enough wear on the driver’s side outboard bolster that the plastic ribbing has separated from the seat. Despite that, the rest of the seating shows minimal wear. Dingy undercarriage. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $5,000. Freshly under Ford’s ownership when this example was built, Jaguar’s reliability started improving. Not to say that one can expect trouble-free motoring with this car, but at least you have a better shot at it. While other European brands—both up and down the marketing food chain—have done quite well in today’s market, these Jags are still pretty much specialty used cars at best. As such, this was bid market-correct—if at the lower end—as just a used car. Leake, Oklahoma City, OK, 02/17. GERMAN #TH0040-1967 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA coupe. S/N 147528910. Green Pearl/black vinyl. Odo: 8,532 miles. Identified as a Southern California custom with over $35,000 invested. Paint well applied and smooth without inclusions, but showing a bit of age with chips, etc. Bumper chrome looks June 2017 153


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Roundup great, with other brightwork extensively pitted. Driver’s door gap is off. Rear windows and hood latch in need of adjustment. Dashboard covered with carpet. Door-lock pull broken. Floor and seat covering in good shape. JVC radio. Interior door handles pitted. Engine compartment clean and neat. Cond: 3. rougher-than-a-cob example was cut loose when the bidding dried up, to wisely facilitate a good sale for the consignor. Leake, Oklahoma City, OK, 02/17. #457-1987 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. SOLD AT $15,087. Roof rack and paint generated significant attention despite car’s placement in an outer hall. With some care, this could easily be a great car for a local event. Eye appeal added value to a Karmann Ghia bought for an average price. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 03/17. #2416-1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING convertible. S/N 1842625198. Orange w/ black graphics/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 45,263 miles. Older repaint—over the original paint and lots of crudely pounded-out dents in the rear. Probably several hundred running feet of vinyl striping used, placed over all of the ribbed upper body contours among other locations. Wheels painted body color, and fitted with repop wheel covers with orange embossed logos, trim rings and light-truck radial tires. Original door and window seals are quite stiff, so the doors take some effort to latch. Older top doesn’t fit well around the backdoor windows. Aside from an aftermarket air cleaner, the motor is generally stock. Underneath, things (in this case, Thing) get quite dirty. Replacement front-seat vinyl, with tears in the rear seat. Aftermarket tray-type plastic full-width floor mat. Heavier wear, cracking and fading to the steering wheel. Title in transit. Cond: 3-. S/N WP0JB0939HS050407. Guards Red/black leather. Odo: 26,371 miles. Stated that the 26,371 indicated miles are actual since new. Equipped with sunroof and Fuchs wheels. Older lower-body paintwork, blended into the roof pillars. Generally good door and panel gaps. Rear periscope third brake light is loosely mounted—and judging by the paint wear, has been for some time. A bit more seat wear than usually seen on a 26k-mile car, even if it’s three decades old. Heavier driver’s seat bolster wear. Aftermarket steering wheel, carpeted floor mats and DIN-mount sound system. Generally stock and generally tended to under the hood. Mostly black and somewhat greasy undercarriage. Tires are almost worn down to the wear bars. Cond: 3+. thus the 1989 model is more sought after by collectors. Although I usually like the narrow body, I must concede that the wide body works better in this application. Initially declared a no-sale on the block at $170,000, but soon thereafter was announced as sold at a mere $2,500 more. The price realized was significantly below SCM Pocket Price Guide values (though values may have declined a bit very recently), so I’ll say that this pristine car was well bought. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 03/17. #142-1998 BMW Z3 M convertible. S/N WBSCK9334WLC87024. Estoril Blue/dark blue cloth/black & blue leather. Odo: 33,721 miles. Stated that the 33,721 indicated miles are actual, and that the car is essentially original. However, it’s had a few tweaks, including Dinan Stage 2 software upgrade, Dinan carbon-fiber cold-air intake and exhaust tips. Also fitted with a non-stock CD sound system. Older—if not original—Michelin Pilot Sport tires show heavier usage, but still have legal tread. Good original paint, with a few light nicks. Good door fit. Dealership customer-service tag in the driver’s door jamb. Original top, with yellowing backlight. Light commensurate interior wear, with the most on the driver’s seat bolsters and steering-wheel airbag cover. Cleaned-up engine bay, but hardly detailed. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $77,500. Even at this late of a date, Porsche wasn’t comfortable putting a 5-speed behind the turbo engine, but that was soon to change. As this one isn’t as minty and original as some would lead you to believe— despite a good current market for not-at-all stock and minty air-cooled 911s—it was sufficiently enough bid. Leake, Oklahoma City, OK, 02/17. #ST0120.1-1989 PORSCHE 911 Speed- ster. S/N WP0EB0914KS173197. Alpine White/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 8,090 miles. Another Duncan Collection car, with two ultra-fastidious owners. This car was close to perfect cosmetically and the only nit I could pick was one road chip. Normally, white with black leather sounds like a rather prosaic color combination, but I found it quite striking on this Speedster. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $17,600. One of 8,938 Z3 M Roadsters built in Greer, SC, from 1998 through 2000, using the S52-series engine straight out of the U.S.-spec E36 M3. While the miles are low, unless you find a receipt for a recent change-out of all the cooling-system components that are plastic, be prepared to have that done before something catastrophically fails due only to its 19 years of existence. Any wonder why the bulletproof E30 M3 is priced in the stratosphere, and these along with their stablemate M3s are only a few clicks above used-car pricing? Just be thankful that it’s not a 2001 or 2002 with the VANOS engine— which as it ages is about as high maintenance as a Kardashian. Those low miles are the only reason this sold a tick above the market, proven by the reserve being surpassed at $16k. Leake, Oklahoma City, OK, 02/17. SOLD AT $10,010. Maybe feeling a bit of the vintage-truck love in the marketplace, Type 181 Things seem to be moving up to levels of earlier vintage Beetles (as they’ve consistently done better than their contemporary Beetles and Super Beetles for several years). This 154 ITALIAN SOLD AT $184,575. Every few years, Porsche drags out its Speedster stylist to produce a limited run of 911 Speedsters. One of 2,065 1989-only models. The 1993–94 Speedster came only with the standard narrow body, #508-1979 FERRARI 308 GTS Spider. S/N F106AS30237. Dark red metallic/blackpainted panel/tan leather. Odo: 24,127 miles. Stated that the 24,127 miles are actual. Older, decent-quality repaint. Less attentive to mask- Sports Car Market


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Roundup ing around the tags and dataplates in the door jambs and the bottoms of the windshield trim. Paint flaking on the base of the mirrors, which also need to be tightened, since the mirror heads won’t stay up. Minimal weathering on the bumper rubber. Older Yokohama tires on the nick-free Cromodora alloy wheels that have faded centers. Quite clean and tidy engine bay. Overall looks congruent with being kept maintained. Stated that “recently” had a timing-belt service and new water pump. Washed-off undercarriage, with a more recent squirt or two of undercoating. More pronounced driver’s seat bottom soiling, although wear is more akin to patina than abuse. Light fading on the tops of the seat backs. Aftermarket off-brand DIN-mount CD changer sound system in the stock radio location. Cond: 3+. can argue that the rather high no-sale bid reflects an uptick in the older (I hesitate to say “vintage”) Fiat Spider market from the new FCA version. On the other hand, there likely wasn’t a dime behind any bids past half this amount. Leake, Oklahoma City, OK, 02/17. #ST0127-2002 FERRARI 360 Modena Spider. S/N ZFFYT53A820129149. Argento Nurburgring/Nero canvas/Nero & gray leather. Odo: 31,689 miles. A Ferrari you wouldn’t be afraid to expose to reality. Paint has only one small chip, but somehow doesn’t look quite sharp—maybe it just needs a great wax job. Some rubber gaskets worn. Engine compartment clean but not spotless, with several chips on various surfaces. Exhaust pipes discolored. Inside, we find a nice steering wheel, clear instruments and poor glovebox lid alignment. Black seats with gray inserts have noticeable soiling, as do the armrests, but I think all of it can be improved. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $49,000. Not that one car is a trend, but I do believe that prices for “Magnum P.I.”-era 308s seem to have plateaued, now starting to relax closer to where they were two to three years ago. Stated that it was going to take $55k for it to change hands here, so even that is a fair bit lower than a year ago. Leake, Oklahoma City, OK, 02/17. #178-1981 FIAT SPIDER convertible. S/N ZFAAS00B6B8180225. Dark blue/tan vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 59,044 miles. Accessory luggage rack and body side moldings. Modern CD sound system in the dashboard with rearmounted aftermarket spring-base antenna. Newer topical repaint with lazy prep work. Sprayed over the original paint that has heavy sanding scratches in it. Decent original paint in the door jambs. Faded nose and tail emblems. Serviceable original brightwork. Bumper end cladding droops down. Weak door-handle springs. Driver’s door mirror reflector is heavily delaminating. Moderate oxidation and older tires on the stock alloy wheels. Light to moderate seat wear and discoloration. Door panels match the seats, but each has a missing grommet. Headrests have some seam splitting. Baggy, lightly soiled carpeting. Dashboard plastic skin broken beneath the glove-box door. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,150. For 1976, a hatchback fastback was added to the Celica lineup in the U.S., available only as a GT. As for the hard top, they continued to be available both as the entry-level ST and GT. Apart from trim and badges, the biggest difference was the extra gear in the GT, totaling up to five. I’m not positive if the then-oh-so-in-vogue vinyl landau half-top was a Toyota option or a dealeradded accessory. What I am sure about is that these first-gen Celicas have become quite popular, especially on the West Coast. Based on what it did here, it’s safe to say that even Oklahoma is—to some extent—dialed into the classic-Japanese-car jive. Leake, Oklahoma City, OK, 02/17. SOLD AT $82,390. In this day of low-mileage exotics being traded in for the latest toy, it was actually refreshing to see a Ferrari with realworld mileage of almost 32,000. Kudos to the previous owners. Sold for perhaps $10,000– $12,000 less than average examples, so fair to both buyer and seller. Reported sold at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas in October 2016 for $74,800 (SCM# 6811229). So factoring in some notable service fees, if that auction’s buyer is this auction’s seller, very little profit came his way. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 03/17. JAPANESE #2408-1976 TOYOTA CELICA GT 2-dr NOT SOLD AT $8,000. On the surface, one 156 hard top. S/N RA24017557. Beige/brown vinyl/brown vinyl. Odo: 76,687 miles. Retains most documentation from when it was sold new by Toyota Center of San Mateo, CA, on March 22, 1976. Heavily faded original California blue plates. Front clip wears a repaint that is several decades old and now is blotchy and has some fading—matching the balance of the car. Heavier nicking on the leading edge of the hood, with a few rust blisters. Heavier undercarriage road dust. Doors rattle when shut. Hood gaps are all over the place. Light surface corrosion on the grille, heavier scuffing on the balance of the brightwork. Seats have been redone some time in the past, as they have less UV damage than several other original vinyl bits inside. Cleaned and minimally detailed under the hood, overall looking like it’s been regularly maintained. Clear coat flaking from the original alloy wheels, shod with older radials. Cond: 3-. #FR0112-1988 TOYOTA CROWN Super Deluxe Hearse. S/N GS136000215. Black/ wood, copper & plastic/blue cloth & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 91,225 km. Traditional Japanese Buddhist hearse used to transport the deceased from the temple to the crematorium. The, um, “coffin area” resembles a slide-in camper with very ornate wood and copper (and now, it must be said, plastic) sculpturing. The underlying car is an eighth-generation JDM Toyota Crown, a midsize sedan—which can be anything from a 4-cylinder diesel taxi to a V8 (think Lexus LS-powered) luxury car. Apparently this is the taxi-level version with a very spartan interior and a 5-speed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,260. Part of the Duncan JDM Collection. This particular Crown is a rather basic version, but to me a hearse with a 5-speed is too cool! I tried to imagine who would want to buy this; most people wouldn’t be caught dead in it. After the sale, I was told that it was purchased by a collector from California, who also owns a couple of funeral homes. The perfect buyer! I sincerely hope he puts it to use for Buddhist funerals. I honestly have no idea if this was well sold or bought, so I’ll say a fair deal for all. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 03/17. Sports Car Market


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Roundup #FR0123-1991 MAZDA COSMO Eunos 20B Triple-Rotor coupe. S/N JCESE102781. Silver/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 80,910 km. Large JDM luxury coupe with optional 20B triple-rotor, twin-turbo rotary engine, recently imported from Japan. Excellent panel fit. Aged paint is acceptable but shows some absence of sparkle. Advanced electronics, including the first GPS navigation system installed on any production car. Sumptuous space-age interior vaguely reminiscent of a Lincoln Mark VIII (not really a car I want to reminisce about). Used-car leather: no rips but generally shows light wear and soiling. Clean powerplant makes for an impressive sight underhood. Cond: 2-. mileage, fabulous condition, a facade not unlike the car’s latest edition and a position on most everyone’s short list of future collectibles should have garnered a higher bid. The GTR’s Web entry received less views than the Nissan Figaro. More promotion and a position in Saturday’s lineup might have led to a sale. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 03/17. #ST0077-2017 ACURA NSX coupe. S/N 19UNC1B00HY000305. Eng. # JNC11000477. Casino White Pearl/gray carbon fiber/red leather & alcantara. Odo: 4 miles. New car with 4 miles on odometer. Plastic still on seats and price sticker still on window. $201,200 MSRP including about $25,000 for carbonfiber options. 0–60 mph in 2.7 seconds! Cond: 1. up under the hood, but not necessarily detailed. Seats are in pretty good condition, with slight wear. Heavy wear, soiling and discoloration to the carpeting. Period Radio Shack AM radio hung under the dash as an afterthought, rather than pulling the blanking plate and mounting where God and Saab intended. Headliner is very rough around the window surrounds, in most cases hanging loose. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. Part of the Duncan Imports Collection, which included several JDM right-hand-drive cars. The Cosmo was a longtime Mazda premium model-line name, first applied to the Cosmo rotary sports car of the late ’60s. The name supposedly represents the quest to travel in outer space; it might have resonated better with Americans had they added an “s” and called it “Cosmos.” Eunos is Mazda’s JDM upscale division, and the Eunos Cosmo remains one of the most powerful and expensive cars ever sold by Mazda. A handsome grand-touring coupe with a certain air of mystery about it. I have no idea how much this car is really worth, but the high bid felt rather light. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 03/17. #FR0084-2009 NISSAN GT-R coupe. S/N JN1AR54F79M250608. Super Silver KAB/ black leather. Odo: 11,770 miles. Rarely seen Nissan supercar. Excellent factory paint with rare chip in front fascia. Panels are straight and fit is excellent. Glass without chips. Factory mags without a scratch. Minimal seat wear. Carpet and remainder of interior upholstery look as-new. Engine compartment clean and neat. New tires. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $197,000. Sticker shows car delivered to Hendrick Acura Charlotte, but has license frame from an independent dealer, who no doubt wanted to take advantage of high demand/low supply for additional profit. Didn’t quite work out here. I surveyed 2017 NSXs available at franchised dealers. There were well over 100 new cars available, almost all at MSRP with neither discounts nor premiums (however, a few ads said “inquire”). I found a small number at non-Acura dealers with asking prices ranging from a little over MSRP for essentially new cars, to a little under MSRP for examples with several hundred miles on them. So, informally it seems that there is a reasonable supply of cars available for approximately MSRP if you are willing to travel, but you might have to pay a little more for specific colors or options. A knowledgeable buyer bidding at an auction with a buyer’s premium would be reluctant to pay more than the high bid here. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 03/17. SWEDISH NOT SOLD AT $51,000. The fabulous appearance of the this car’s paint extols the benefits of clear coat and a clear bra. It had a fabulous shine and no polishing marks. Low 158 #1137-1971 SAAB 96 coupe. S/N 96621574. Red/black vinyl & gray cloth. Odo: 12,838 miles. Older repaint, with a few heavier scratches on the right front fender and chipping at the cowl, buffed into submission. Festooned with racing numbers, over-the-top (in more ways than one) racing stripe, and Bell racing decals. Yellow paint a few layers down. Odd front-fender fit at the rocker panels. Dull window trim and mirrors, presentable bumper chrome. Rear-quarter window seals have shrunk significantly. Rust-freckled stock steel wheels, shod with older radial tires. Decent door shut gaps, but doors rattle. Cleaned NOT SOLD AT $7,000. The consignor has a pair of 1950s-era Bell helmets sitting on the roof of the car like a brassiere, but the windshield card stated emphatically that they were not included with the car. Which begs the question of why they were there, apart from cheap titillation. No danger there, as not only was it a ways off from the consignor’s reserve on Friday, but re-ran on Sunday, doing even worse with a $6k no-sale final bid. With either bid, the consignor is the biggest boob for not letting it go. Leake, Oklahoma City, OK, 02/17. AMERICAN #2442-1950 MERCURY EIGHT coupe. S/N 50SL88480M. Dune Beige/brown & tan broadcloth. Odo: 70,096 miles. 255-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Period aftermarket Fulton windshield visor. Better-quality authentic trim-off repaint. Replated bumpers and select larger chrome trim. Lightly polished stainless-steel trim shows some light scuffing in places. Door gaps vary a little and both doors could also latch better. Recently installed and expertly fitted reproduction seats and door panels. Replacement carpeting, already with some light soiling on the transmission hump. Light pitting on the steering-wheel hub trim. Engine correctly repainted in recent years. Aftermarket ignition coil. Modern high-volume radiator with semi-polished brass upper tank and stainless reservoir. Carburetor coated with thick, gooey fuel residue. Economy-grade voltage regulator and battery. Aside from a replace- Sports Car Market


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Roundup ment fuel tank and heavily surface-rusted stock exhaust system, all matte black undercarriage. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. Another unadulterated iconic Ford product (like the ’34 Ford roadster), usually seen at least painted black and shaved of trim like the “Rebel With a Cause” Merc or a lead sled. Here, only the visor and dealer-accessory grille guards keep it from pure stock, but at least look the part from back when it was a regular car. While it should do a little better than what was bid here, it wasn’t enough for this room full of dealers to think there’s enough of a margin to flip it. Leake, Oklahoma City, OK , 02/17. #196-1955 BUICK ROADMASTER Riv- iera 2-dr hard top. S/N 7B2017307. Stafford Blue & white/gray & blue vinyl & nylon. Odo: 68,260 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional power steering, power brakes, power windows, power front seat and Selectronic AM radio. Dealer-accessory Continental kit. Stock steel wheels and full covers with radial tires and loose-fitting Portawalls. Decent but not spectacular repaint at least a decade ago. Driver’s door will not open, due to window alignment issues with the rest of the greenhouse. Older bumper replating and trim polish work. Original tinted windshield is delaminating across the bottom. Passenger’s door opens but rattles, as there are no door-stop bumpers or weatherstripping. Reupholstered seats and door panels. The former were done reasonably well; the latter fit loosely. Front seat seems to be stuck in the forward upmost position. Washed-off motor, showing an older repaint. Even with a new battery, it will not run, so it was pushed around the auction site. Cond: 3-. wheel. Engine compartment shows varnish on intake manifold and deterioration of vent tubing. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $93,625. Aging restoration, though it would not take much to get this to showwinning condition. The Corvette was presented as part of the Tyson Collection, and I suspect that edge helped it garner the excellent bid. Seller should be pleased. GAA, Greensboro, NC , 03/17. #522-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194376S124930. Mossport Green/ black vinyl. Odo: 30,498 miles. 427-ci 390-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Original window sticker, showing it was sold new by Beach City Chevrolet of Long Beach, CA. Equipped with M21 4-speed, 3.55 Positraction, power steering, power windows, tinted windshield, off-road exhaust and AM/FM radio. Bloomington Gold Survivor in 1998. Stated that the 30,498 indicated miles are correct since new and that it has only had two previous owners. Body-on base/clear repaint, with overspray in various places under the hood—mostly on the cowl. Good bumper chrome, likely an older replate, as it isn’t wavy. Nose emblem is faded. Generally stock under the hood, although items such as the hoses, their clamps and belts have been replaced over the years. Older motor repaint, with the rest of the engine bay being rather dingy. The original-yet-dingy theme continues under the car. Mostly original interior, although the seats seem too good to be 51 years old. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,025. For 1955, the Roadmaster was only available in three body styles: 4-dr sedan, 2-dr hard top and convertible. One of 28,071 Riviera hard tops for this year, but this needs help. While it looks pretty at a few paces, this Roachmaster is littered with plenty of issues that range from annoying to money pit. Offered at no reserve for a reason. Sold very well. Leake, Oklahoma City, OK , 02/17. #ST0117-1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E56S001336. White/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 70,200 miles. 265-ci 225-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Paint and panels in mostly excellent condition and fit as one might expect from a 1956 Corvette. Single fiberglass crack on top of right fender. Top stitching ripped and area discolored on right side. Fabric gasket along windows frayed in two spots. Interior fabric carpet is in excellent condition. Loss of finish on steering 160 SOLD AT $35,310. Less sought-after year model of a popular ’60s convertible. This might be a nice starting point for a restoration to driver quality. Buyer should be pleased. GAA, Greensboro, NC , 03/17. #ST0107-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS replica coupe. S/N 123377N231066. White/black vinyl. miles. 582-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Presented as a Camaro big-block clone. Built to be a drag car, yet never raced. Paint, body panels and engine were immaculate, and almost every popular name-brand modification adopted including a Dart Block M powerplant with Dart aluminum heads, Hooker Headers, Be Cool radiator, MSD distributor, line lock, KYB shocks and the list goes on. Cond: 2+. Lincoln parked in the outer garage with the non-premier Friday offerings. Outstanding black paint, with rare inclusions visible. Panels appear straight. Door gaps as good as can be expected. Slight dent above right headlight. Front and rear bumper and grille chrome are showing age, and some fender trim loose with numerous scratches and dings. Convertible top without rip or evidence of damage, but bowed beneath glass rear window. Interior leather has a nice patina with no rips or gouges. Minimal pitting of door chrome. Remainder of interior chrome above average. Carpets mildly worn. Engine compartment clean on top, but much oxidation and dirt on the lower end. Hubcaps show signs of age. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $74,250. Another Smog Dog from California, this one is more nice used car rather than blue-chip investment piece—even with the Survivor paperwork. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t—to drive or restore— and in one of the least popular colors to boot, so it sold appropriately. Leake, Oklahoma City, OK , 02/17. #FR0095-1966 LINCOLN CONTINEN- TAL 4-dr convertible. S/N 6Y86G444658. Black/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 59,822 miles. 462-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Triple-black SOLD AT $37,450. It is common to comment that you could not build one for the sum price of the parts, but I believe you could. The time and effort to sort this out would push one close to the purchase price. This was properly sold and fairly bought but has little upside; I hope the new owner has plans other than display. GAA, Greensboro, NC , 03/17. #529-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194679S735548. Riverside Gold/black vinyl hard top & soft top/black vinyl. Odo: 67,962 miles. 350-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Optional power steering, luggage rack and reproduction sidepipes. Decent repaint in the original hue. Front wheelwell lips trimmed to allow more tire clearance for full Sports Car Market


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Roundup turns. Decent door gaps and good fit. Hard top backlight trim not fitted all that well. Uneven bumper-to-body gaps, especially up front. Lightly faded front-nose emblem. Seat inserts are wrinkled and loose fitting from seat padding compression. Vacuum-formed plastic is all peeled off the handbrake release-knob bezel and the lever is rusty. Repainted motor, but has corrosion growing from beneath the thermostat housing and heater hose fittings. Light corrosion on the front of the alloy valve covers. Aftermarket oil cap. Replacement a/c assembly. Recent application of exhaust manifold dressing. Dingy, unkempt undercarriage. Left side sits an inch lower than the right side at the rear. Cond: 3. #ST0109-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 RS coupe. S/N 124379N679280. Le Mans Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 78,083 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Attractive, smoothly applied paint and stripes. Inclusion on front bumper and deterioration of paint around drip rails. Panels are straight and gaps are appropriate. All exterior brightwork is excellent, as are chrome and plastic. Wrinkles in seat covers. Carpets are top-notch. Engine compartment clean and without flaw. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $41,250. Sure, chrome-bumper C3 convertibles have been good merch for the past few years—and continue to be—but I don’t see what others with bidding cards did. To be more honest, I saw what they didn’t or what they glazed over. Big-block money for a small block—it sold very well. Leake, Oklahoma City, OK , 02/17. SOLD AT $80,250. Said to be numbers matching and the product of a rotisserie restoration. Part of the Tyson Collection. The 1969 Z/28 was the final model of the first-generation Camaro; it sports a distinctive body style and was retiring GM Styling Head Ed Welburn’s favorite. I believe a wise buyer saw a wellbuilt example of a great car and took it home. GAA, Greensboro, NC , 03/17. © 162 Sports Car Market


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Mystery Photo Answers Excuse me, is this the road to the Gates of Hell or the Corvette Museum? — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: May 25, 2017 RUNNER-UP: You know, it’s been a really good car. I mean, no matter what we did to try and kill it, the thing just won’t die. — Alex Lobodovsky, Danville, CA Honest, St. Peter, I was just on my way to church when up jumped the devil! — Gary Fluke, Snohomish, WA In a desperate effort to curry divine favor, FCA introduces the Plymouth Lazarus. — Erik Olson, Martinez, CA The ground rumbled, the earth opened up and a loud sucking sound was heard as the evil polluting SUV was swallowed up whole, never to be seen again. — Mark Franusich, Crescent City, CA The road to hell is not neces- sarily paved with good intentions — or anything else. — James D. Graham, Mount Pleasant, SC Maurice, the Minivan from Heck, emerges from his underworld lair. — Arthur McDonald, Durham, NC Gas, Grass or A__, nobody rides for free. — Mike Buettell, Roche Harbor, WA He is risen! — Warren D. Blatz Jr., via email Sometimes the ground opens up if you swear as you drive by a cathedral. — Phil Stevens, via email Giant sinkhole opens up to allow church members to drive down to see the Gates of Hell. Four-wheel drive required. — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO Comments With Your Renewals This is my 20th year as a subscriber, and like fine wine, you just keep getting better and better. — Charles C. Barnett III, Oldsmar, FL (SCMer since 1997) More B. Mitchell Carlson, please! Love the magazine and Keith’s show. — Michelle Merkling, Danbury, CT (2014) 164 I’ve taken that thing to hell and back and it’s never let me down! — John Peak, Weston, FL Alice! Alice! Wait! Always go down the rabbit hole feet first and on your butt! — Tom Neyer, Gillette WY In an effort to boost attendance at their auto museum, the board of directors decided to follow the example of the Corvette Museum. — Philip Rader, Hixson, TN Warning: Auto Park does not account for topography. — Sam Mak, via email I told you not to park there I owned three Porsche Speedsters back, way back, in the day — a ’57 and two ’58s. If only I would have kept only one of the three! But, hey, they were fun! — Pete Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA (1999) Thank you all for your con- tinued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin if the choir sings “Holy, Holy, Holy.” — Mike Buettell, Friday Harbor, WA A car that will take you to Hell and back in style and comfort. — Kevin Gross, Stow, MA Didn’t I tell you to never, ever say @#%&! when driving by a church? — Jim Tooley, Tucson, AZ Failure to launch. — Bill Mihalic, Rochester, MI Here comes the Devil again to bid on a foreclosed property. — Brian J. Peters, Washington, D.C. Joel didn’t see the sign on the church that said: “Car alarms during Church Service will send your vehicle straight to Hell.” — Dennis Bask, Snohomish, WA That car was just like me: two wheels in the grave and two on banana peels. — Layne Buckley, via email I warned you, dear, that a dollar in the collection plate was not enough! — Ted Springstead, Denver, CO Forget the wing and a prayer. Four-wheel drive and a manual transmission once again avert a trip through the Gates of Hell. — Michael Miller, Arnold, CA Steve Schefbauer wins a Sports Car Market cap with a tiny sinkhole in the bill for remembering one of the Collector Car World’s most spectacular disasters. © Sports Car Market Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com, or fax to 503.253.2234. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Do you have a mystery photo? Email it to mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket. com at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Please include your name and contact information. If we use your photo, you’ll get an official SCM cap. Mike Buettell David L. Schroeder


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SCM Online Extras for SCM Readers How to connect with SCM online this month Kids and Cars Visit SCM on the Web Here’s a Sample of Some of What’s Available at www.sportscarmarket.com Keith Martin’s Weekly Blogs (www.sportsarmarket.com/blogs/keith- martin) • The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Raises the Bar • Happy 59th Birthday to the Sprint A Treat on Wheels: Me with daughters Kendall, 7, and Paige, 4, going to get ice cream in my 1956 Austin Healey 100/4 BN2 last spring — Colin Feichtmeir Send your photos of your next-generation gearheads to SCM. If your photo is selected, you’ll win an official SCM cap. Send your hi-res photos to kids@sportscarmarket.com. Please include your contact info, the name of the child in the photo, the make and model of the car and any descriptive information you would like. June SCM Cover Poll Results • Join The SCM Dash Across America in a Bradley GT • Amelia Island Dodges a Deluge Guides and Resources (View or downlad at www.sportscarmarket. com/guides-supplements) • 2017 Insider’s Guide to Restorations • All-new 2017 Price Guide For Subscribers www.sportscarmarket.com/digitalissues-online • One year of back issues of SCM, searchable 1995 Ferrari F50 13% (94 votes) 1961 Jaguar XKE Series I 74% (540 votes) 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight 13% (97 votes) NOTABLE QUOTES: “I’ve been an E-type owner for over 45 years. I saw my first one in a magazine when I was 10. Couldn’t believe they were going to put it in production. It has lived up to my highest expectations.” — Alan Andrea To participate in the next poll, subscribe to the SCM newsletter at www.sportscarmarket.com June 2017 165 Platinum Deluxe Users View 280,000 auction results at www.sportscarmarket.com/platinumauction-database (Platinum Auction Database members only). Compare the latest sales or track a car over its auction history!


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. ENGLISH 1952 Jaguar XK 120 roadster deGarmoLtd.com Matthew L. deGarmo, Ltd. Contact Matthew, Ph: 203.852.1670, email: mattcars@aol. com. Website: www.deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 convertible S/N 671514. Dove Gray/red. 18,197 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Elegant roadster that is strikingly well-preserved with only 18k original miles driven since new. Previously owned by two prominent collectors who took great care in preserving the car. Exceptionally clean throughout with a tidy engine bay, clean undercarriage and a striking red interior. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: http://classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/504. (CA) 1959 MG A Twin-Cam roadster Clarendon Blue/red. 45,000 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Same owner 43 years. Low original miles. Concours restoration done by RX Autoworks, only driven 750 miles since. Mint condition. Always a Vancouver, BC, car. Heritage Certificate. Contact Bruce, email: amblesideelectric@shaw.ca. (BC) 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 convertible S/N GHD5UB223835G. British Racing Green/black. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Built specifically to use as an event car. It recently had $7,000 of work done including a top-end rebuild. Completed the Targa Baja event last year without a hitch. Tribute to the Paddy Hopkirk and Andrew Hedges-winning 1968 Sebring 12-Hour example. Over 100 detailed photos and video on our website. Auto Kennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911, email: paul@autokennel.com. Website: http://www.autokennel.com. (CA) 1997 Bentley Azure convertible S/N CD813LO. Signal Red/black. 30,300 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Beautiful car. Runs and drives great. No rust, new Universal Sport 18R15 Redline radials, original interior and top, everything works. Contact Mark, Ph: 440.213.3133, email: mscarb4560@zoominternet.net. (OH) 1971 MG B GT Sebring Edition replica coupe 1968 Triumph TR250 convertible GERMAN 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster White/red. Flat 4, 4-spd manual. No-expense-spared bare-tub restoration, body stripped to bare metal. Original sheet metal. Correct white exterior with red interior, matching-numbers engine, transmission and axle, five dated original wheels, proper fit and finish, original ignition switch, door handles and bumper guards. Original headlights and taillights, including lenses, new wiring harness, Certificate of Authenticity. Don Davis Motorsports. Contact Shane, Ph: 214.734.8500, email: cannon72@icloud.com. Website: http://www.dondavismotorsports.com/. (TX) 1956 Porsche 550RS replica spyder S/N CA742776. Silver/dark blue. 9,837 miles. H4, manual. Built by renowned 356 restorer John Willhoit, 9,837 miles on 356 C Super engine. Matching tonneau cover. Complete undercoating, oil cooler, halon extinguisher, 904 fuel, oil temp and pressure gauges, period VDO speedometer and tach, German carpets, reproduction RSK Werks steering wheel, seat belts, car cover, Konis and all Porsche badging. Contact Tom, Ph: 312.213.8189, email: mjohnson@hpslaw.com. (IL) 1965 Porsche 911 coupe S/N YD3754. Orient Red/black. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. This Orient Red roadster is a rare and unmolested example that is one of only 2,111 ever produced. Collector-owned, with less than 500 test miles since a recent detailed restoration by TwinCam specialist Jim Alcorn of La Jolla, CA. Includes books, tools, BMIHT Certificate and black tonneau cover. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: http:// classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/452. (CA) 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk 1 two-seater roadster S/N 1E15193. Opalescent Maroon/black. 62,059 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Highly original, numbers-matching, California black plate E-type that was properly and professionally restored, along with a recent servicing by Jaguar professionals. Featuring a striking color combination, this convertible is complete and ready to be shown, driven and enjoyed today. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: http:// classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/483. (CA) 1967 Morgan 4/4 Series V Competition roadster S/N SCBZK14C0VCX61146. Black/Magnolia. 2,600 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. Beautiful exterior with matching black fabric top, full leather interior, black top roll, center console trim and seat piping, Portland Stone carpeting with black binding, low original miles. No oil leaks, no known or detectable paintwork, completely original vehicle that is in remarkable condition inside and out. Part of a large private collection and always garaged. One owner since new and never been offered on the market until now. Never smoked in, never driven in the rain. New MSRP of over $350,000. Buxton Motorsports Inc. Contact Brian, Ph: 812.760.5513, email: brianbuxton@buxtonmotorsports.com. Website: http://www.BuxtonMotorsports.com. (IN) 2006 Lotus Elise coupe S/N 301814. Irish Green/black. 120,000 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd manual. Engine #960348. Same owner since 1984, engine rebuilt in 1986 with only 30,000 miles on rebuild. Beautiful solid car, drives spectacularly, fresh out of restoration shop. Some upgrades, but have retained original parts, CoA, 33 years of receipts. $185,000. Contact David, Ph: 435.901.1486, email: hedderly@msn.com. (UT) 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SE coupe White/red. 65,000 miles. A rare beast indeed, this is one of just 186 3000 MK 1s produced in left-hand drive with the triple carburetor setup and the two seat configuration. Better yet, this razor-straight, rust-free car was in the hands of one owner for most of its life. There is great documentation showing a beautifully maintained car and supporting 65k original miles. A fantastic car, turn-key. $85,000. 166 S/N B1380. Red/black leather. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Rare GT/Competition model in excellent condition. Frame-off restoration in early 2000s. Lots of factory options including wire wheels, bucket seats, wood-rimmed steering wheel, heater, defroster and more. Certificate of Authenticity available. GT model includes more speed options such as Cortina GT engine. Pictures available. Contact Bob, email: rwade@rattlesnake-ridge.net. (NJ) Laser Blue/black & aluminum. 49,250 miles. Inline 4, 6-sp manual. Very well maintained, excellent condition inside and out with beautiful original paint and leather trimmed seats. 1.8-L/190 hp 4-cylinder engine with manual trans. Soft and hard tops, Larini Sport exhaust, Difflow Diffuser, BOE Torque 200 tune. Has been used only on the road, not tracked. Central Classic Cars. Contact Chuck, Ph: 419.618.3855, email: chuckputsch@hotmail. com. (OH) S/N 1.11E+13. Brilliant Red Metallic/tan leather. 45,797 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Finished in rare Brilliant Red Metallic with color-matched wheel covers and excellent brightwork. Inside finished with pleated leather upholstery and woodgrain dash. Options include power steering and four-wheelpower-disc brakes. Within the last 5,000 miles the engine has been tuned, and engine bay sorted and authenticated. Service completed and parts replaced include; fuel pump, starter, voltage regulator, coil, Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery water pump, fan clutch assembly, power-steering pump, steering box, hoses, new leather upholstery and floor carpets, Pertronix solid-state ignition system, clutch master cylinder, clutch, interior wood renewed, rebuilt clock and speedometer. Johnston Motorsports. Contact Dion, Ph: 805.262.8000, email: info@johnston-motorsports.com. Website: https:// www.johnston-motorsports.com. (CA) 1971 BMW 2002 coupe 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible manual trans, 122k km. Battery and Uniroyal Tiger Paws 2013; CV axle and boots, front brake pads, rotors, calipers replaced in 2015; new top, stereo, speakers in 2016; muffler, exhaust in 2017. Lots of fun and attention. Contact Jason, Ph: 250.686.1477, email: sarpedon@gmail.com. (BC) S/N WDBBA48D6JA081357. Black/gray leather. 30,700 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. Low miles. New, correct black soft top, recovered seats, restored radio, wood and wheels. Drives the way a lowmileage example should. Current Pennsylvania state inspection, ABS, airbag. Original window sticker, all books, hard top are included. Contact Larry, Ph: 717.406.8015, email: larryt17543@gmail.com. (PA) S/N 2273761. Black/natural. 4,003 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. Restored in 2009. Texas car, no rust. 4k miles since restoration. Flawless paint and sheet metal, new glass and rubber seals, much sound deadening. Engine upgrades include Ireland 284 cam, pistons, ported and polished, bench tested, Stahl headers, Weber DCOE 45 carb, Mallory/MSD ignition, electric fan/ aluminum radiator, ANSA exhaust with center-out, 15-inch Panasport wheels, Yokohama tires, new front and rear bumpers, Recaro front seats with matching rear seat, Alpine radio, correct clock, leather-wrapped dash, Nardi wood steering wheel, a/c blows cold, no damage, always garaged, more photos and complete history available. Not driven in rain or snow’ set up for performance. Contact Raymond, email: rykoenig1@ aol.com. (IL) 1973 Porsche 911 RS replica coupe 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 coupe AMERICAN 1955 Chrysler 300-C 2-dr hard top condition and has a rebuilt numbers-matching TH400 automatic. Contact Fred, Ph: 919.418.0337, email: fredough@aol.com. (NC) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 2-dr hard top S/N 3N551076. White/tan. 106,000 miles. V8, 2-spd automatic. 331-ci Hemi. All original except for lower front seat leather. Recently tuned, originally a West Coast car. Everything works except for radio vibrator. All service records since 1994. More photos and information available. Contact Albert, Ph: 814.466.6115, email: bav1140@comcast.net. (PA) S/N WP0AC29967S792226. White/black & Alcantera. 11,057 miles. Flat 6, 6-spd manual. One owner, alloriginal paint, clean CARFAX, Sport seats, two sets of seats, Porsche stainless roll bar; GT3 red calipers, 3.6-liter, 415-hp engine. Sport Chrono. PASM: AM/FM/CD. CWS Carbroker. Contact Chuck, Ph: 815.498.4500, email: cwschank@comcast.net. (IL) ITALIAN 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS spider 1957 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Rallye Green & white stripes/black. 94,000 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Numbers-matching, rebuilt original DZ302, M20 4-speed, PS, PB, ZL2 hood, standard interior, gauges and console. Nut-and-bolt restoration, one respray since new. very clean #2 condition. Contact Charles, Ph: 206.427.9606, email: cottageblue@msn.com. (WA) 1969 Chevrolet Corvette T-top coupe S/N E57S101498. Black/red. V8, 3-spd manual. 283/270 hp, 3-speed. NCRS Top Flight (2016). Ownership history back to 1968. Two tops (hard top unrestored). Two sets of wheels and tires. Judging sheets available. Send e-mail for photo gallery. Contact Jim, Ph: 253.845.3975, email: james. shepherd7@comcast.net. (WA) S/N 9110200966. Grand Prix White/black. 500 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd manual. This RS Lightweight tribute is an older build using a 1970 911 E. It was created by some of the top builders in SoCal. Factory steel RS flares with 2.8L MFI engine and custom 915 close-ratio gearbox. Drivetrain built by Aase Motors with recent full engine freshening by Mirage Intl. 254 RWHP on dyno. Very straight and dry chassis. Auto Kennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911, email: paul@autokennel.com. Website: http://www. autokennel.com. (CA) 1973 Porsche 911E 2.4 Targa S/N ZFFWA20B000059995. Red/black. 22,327 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. This spectacular red over black GTS is a European model that is full of originality and a great starting point in Ferrari ownership. The car was discovered as a garage find after being stored for several years. Recently serviced by Classic Showcase. Original jack and storage bag, as well as factory roadside equipment accompany the car. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: http:// classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/545. (CA) 1990 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio convertible 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS coupe Cortez Silver/black leather. 49,900 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. 350/350 hp, Muncie 4-speed, numbers matching with excellent paint and interior. Clean engine and undercarriage. Power windows, everything works except the clock. I am third owner. Beautiful car. Contact Barry, Ph: 469.628.2360, email: barry@bloomingcolorsnursery.com. (TX) 1976 Dodge B200 custom van S/N 124377L109731. BMW Glacier Silver Pearl/black & gray leather & vinyl. 240 miles. V8, 6-spd automatic. Show-quality custom with modern 430-hp LS3 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. All new systems including electrical, brake, cooling, fuel and exhaust. Power seats, windows, brakes and steering. New leather and vinyl upholstery. Listed on Craigslist, Fresno, CA, for additional photos, description and pricing. Contact Jim, Ph: 559.353.4637, email: jim_ish@yahoo.com. (CA) Red/gray. 5,358 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. Original owner, a low-mileage time capsule! Red exterior with matching red hard top, gray with red stitching leather interior. Carello headlight covers. All records and manuals. Call or text. Contact Michael, Ph: 701.235.4796, email: haringmp@aol. com. (ND) 1997 Fiat Barchetta convertible S/N 9113210990. Silver/black leather. 80,100 miles. Flat 6, manual. Stunning low-mile California survivor long-hood, MFI, early 911E. Two owners from new. All documentation, numbers matching. Recent full engine/gearbox rebuild. Fresh baremetal paint in original factory color. Extremely dry and straight collector example. Over 100 detailed photos available. Auto Kennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911, email: paul@autokennel.com. Website: http://www.autokennel.com. (CA) 168 Blue/black. 76,000 miles. Inline 4, 5-spd manual. Barely-legal (in Canada) Italian beauty. Imported 2013, enthusiast owned and driven. 1,800-cc, Willow Gold/black vinyl. 113,000 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. All numbers matching! I have owned this 442 since 1986. This car is equipped from the factory with power seat, remote mirror, Rallye stripe, am-fm stereo, sport wheel, power steering, air conditioning and vinyl roof. It was repainted the factory original color Willow Gold in 1988. New vinyl top at time of paint. Body is in really nice condition with no rust. Chrome bumpers have been replated. Car always stored inside. Newer 2½-inch exhaust with balance tube and stock trumpet outlets. It is in excellent 1968 Oldsmobile 442 2-dr hard top Yellow/black vinyl, shag carpet, diamond plate & faux fur. V8, 3-spd automatic. Good times, old-school shaggin’ wagon with double side doors. These short-wheelbase vans were everywhere in the ’70s and ’80s. Just try to find a solid, mostly original one now. Most are rusted out and off to the car crusher. Originally an Arizona van and is mostly rust-free. Runs great with many upgrades including complete new wiring, Edelbrock carb, new 2.5-inch exhaust, headers, brand-new seats (with swivel Captain’s chair bases), rare Mopar Performance hood with scoop, and more. Email for full details. A few needs to be show-ready, with the biggest item being some minor bodywork and a paint job. Trades considered. Contact Stan, email: bighifive@sbcglobal.net. (TX) RACE 1975 Delta IR-F4B race car Black. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. One of three made in England in 1974/75. Raced F4 in England and Formula C with the SCCA in the U.S. Not raced since 1979. Restored. Engine; Ford 105E, 997-cc, Hewland Mk9, 4-speed, new fuel cell. Contact James, Ph: 402.435.0109, email: jliska@neb.rr.com. (NE) © 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 Motorcars. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056. 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Gooding & Company. Auctions America. 877.906.2437. Auctions America specializes in the sale of American Classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, and automobilia. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time specialists who offer 190 years’ combined experience, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Premier Auction Group. 844-5WE-SELL. The auction professionals that have been taking care of you for the last two decades have partnered together to create a team that is dedicated to providing the utmost customer service and auction experience. We applied our 83 years of auction experience to build a platform ensuring that every aspect of our company exceeds your expectations. Join us for the Gulf Coast Classic March 17 & 18, in Punta Gorda, FL. 844-5WE-SELL / 844-593-7355 www.premierauctiongroup.com info@premierauctiongroup.com $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics and exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) biles and European sports; Russo and Steele hosts three record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. Fax: 602.252.6260. 5230 South 39th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040. info@russoandsteele.com, www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485. 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) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. 3020 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Petersen Auction Group of GAA Classic Cars. 1.855.862.2257. The Southeast’s Premier Classic Car Auction. Located in Greensboro, NC, GAA offers 550 vehicles three times a year from a permanent facilty that allows for vehicles to be out of the weather and easily viewable no matter the weather conditions. With 30+ years in the auction business, the team at GAA Classic Cars knows that building strong relationships with our buyes and sellers is crucial. Not only is customer care our business it is our passion. www.gaaclassiccars.com (NC Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Worldwide Auctioneers. Rick Cole Auctions . Over thirty years ago, Rick Cole conducted the first Monterey auction, his annual events forever changing the historic week dynamic. Rick Cole Auctions provides upscale clientele a boutique and silent auction atmosphere proven to offer the finest cars available, and achieving one of the top 10 multi-million-dollar sales of all time. August 17–19. Marriott Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf. info@ rickcole.com www.rickcole.com (CA) Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later, Leake has sold over 34,000 cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — “Fast N Loud” on Discovery, “Dallas Car Sharks” on Velocity and “The Car Chasers” on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. For further information, visit www.RMSothebys.com. (CAN) 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalog-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Centerline International. (888) Dan Kruse Classics is a family- owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972, with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan personally has over 170 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 Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Specializing in the finest American muscle, hot rods and custom automo- Sports Car Market 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 35 years. You can rely on our experience and the largest inventory of parts in North America to build and maintain your dream Alfa. We carry restoration, maintenance and exclusive performance parts for Giulietta through the new 4C. Newly developed parts introduced regularly. Check our website or social media for new arrivals, tech tips and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Appraisals Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA) art illustrations. Each original piece is hand crafted to portray the exact specification of individual automobiles and collections. All marques and eras, concours and racers. Ferrari- and Porsche-licensed illustrator. For image samples, additional information or to discuss your project, please call us at 818.822.3063 or visit www.saillustrations.com (CA) Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General driversroad.com 513.490.5621. Large portfolio of automotive art prints, new and old, street or race, four wheels or two! Any car you had, have or desire! Custom commissions and commercial work accepted. Steve Petrosky, driversroad, 8711 Reading Road E1 Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 (OH) Charles Prince Classic Cars. Based Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. Imag- ine if you had the best of the best to market your car for sale. Jesse Alexander taking all the photographs. Lee Iacocca working with buyers. Keith Martin introducing you to the right car clubs. Well, the father and son team of AutoKennel do just that for all their clients. Paul and Ed Kramer, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. www.autokennel.com (CA) in London, we are specialists in the finest historic motorcars and in contact with dealers and collectors from around the world. We offer the best advice and service in the collector car field. Int T: (0)798 5988070 or email: sales@ charlesprinceclassiccars.com www.charlesprinceclassiccars.com. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history and helping collectors obtain, restore and sell classic vehicles. Our world-class facility houses three showrooms of cars and department specialty areas to perform all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) Exotic Mosaics. 805.544.4093. Unique and original mosaic hand-crafted wall hangings of automotive subjects by mosaic artist Jim Valentine. Made with glazed ceramic tile with aluminum frame and hanging wire. Can create custom mosaics of your automobile. Email: exoticmosaics@sbcglobal.net. exoticmosaics.com. Automotive Restorations. Celebrate your ownership experi- ence! Automotive designer and illustrator Steve Anderson is a specialist in the creation of owner-specified, fine- 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com Chequered Flag. 310.827.8665. Chequered Flag is Los Angeles’ best known classic car dealer. We specialize in European classic and sports cars, particularly air-cooled Porsches. We have over 100 classics in inventory including over 25 Porsches. We appreciate our many repeat customers with over 15,000 cars bought and sold since 1986. www.ChequeredFlag.com sales@chequeredflag.com (CA) Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell cars we love ourselves, and deal in a limited number of models. Before delivery to you, all of our classics, including Defenders, are fully inspected and serviced by one of two expert shops. We are located in Needham, MA. copleycars@gmail.com, www.copleymotorcars.com (MA) Canepa of Scotts Valley. 831.430.9940. Offering fine investmentgrade collectable road cars and racecars for sale. Our 70,000-square-foot facility houses world-class, on-premises restoration and motorsports facilities where automotive artisans ensure every detail of our inventoried vehicles meet the highest levels of refinement and preparation. Canepa is interested in purchasing exceptional, original and restored automobiles. sales@canepa.com www. canepa.com (CA) Classic Fit Covers. sales@ClassicFitCovers.com. Welcome to Classic Fit Covers. We specialize in custom fit car covers and seat protectors for classic and modern vehicles. At Classic Fit Covers you get quality materials, superior craftsmanship and fast delivery...all at a great price! We have you Covered! www.ClassicFitCovers.com (PA) Classic Investments Inc. 303.388.9788. Barn find. Redefined. Since 1989 our company specializes in the restoration, sales and service of 1950s–1970s Classic European sports cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche and Mercedes. Colorado’s premier one-stop shop for all of a collector’s needs. Friendly, knowledgeable, passionate staff welcomes you to call for all inquiries; our in-house factory-trained Ferrari mechanic has 40 years’ experience. www.ClassicInvest.com (CO) Classic Car Dashes. Sales@ClassicCarDashes.com. Specializing in reproduction and replacement dash pads for many of your favorite cars, trucks and SUVs. Each pad is manufactured as close as possible to original specs. All dash pads offer quality in both fit and appearance and are manufactured in the U.S. www.ClassicCarDashes.com (PA) June 2017 Corvette America. 800.458.3475. The #1 manufacturer & supplier of interiors, parts and wheels for all generations of Corvettes. Our Pennsylvania manufacturing facility produces the finest quality Corvette interiors and our 171


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. distribution center is stocked with thousands of additional Corvette-related products. Corvette America is a member of the RPUI family of companies. www.CorvetteAmerica.com (PA) Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. DriverSource. 281.497.1000. Pursuing & Preserving Fine Automobiles Since 2005, DriverSource is a leading specialist in the classic collector car market. Our concept of sales, service and storage is tailor made to the automotive enthusiast lifestyle. To learn more about our services or inventory, please give as a call or contact us via email. sales@driversource.com. www.driversource.com 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymanltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymanltd.com Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports Car Brokers. 831.373.3131. Mohr Imports Inc. of Monterey, CA, pleased to be serving the collector car community for the past 30 years. Our goal is to present and represent your car in the very best way possible. We specialize in European classics. Visit us at www. MohrImports.com. (CA) Porsche in Greensboro, NC, Aston Martin, Bentley and Maserati in Charlotte, NC and Porsche in Hickory, NC. We sell, buy and trade. Visit us at www. Paramountauto.com or www.ForeignCarsItalia.com (NC) Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Kurt Tanner Motorcars. Girardo & Co. +44 (0) 203 621 2923. Girardo & Co. provide clients with a specialist service offering expert advice in buying, selling and sourcing classic cars at the very top end of the collector’s market, whilst delivering the best possible service to clients. www.girardo.com info@girardo.com 909.241.1051. An exclusive European Sports Car dealer located in Orange County, CA. Over 35 years experience in the classic car business with a distinguished previous reputation for AustinHealey restorations. We accurately and honestly present fine European cars for sale in today’s market. Buy/sell/trade. We purchase and pick up from any U.S. location with quick payment. Please call or visit our website to view current inventory. www.kurttannermotorcars.com (CA) Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. 330.453.8900. Buy, sell, trade, auction of affordable antique, classic, collector vehicles. Bob Lichty offers over 40 years experience in the classic car industry. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. has been serving NE Ohio and the world since 2004. Let us help with your needs. See our current inventory at our web site www.motorcarportfolio.com (OH) Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. The four-acre Park Place Center features an Aston Martin sales and service center, a Lotus dealership, and we have one of the largest selections of collector and exotic cars available in the Northwest. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com Paul Russell and Company. Legendary Motorcar Company. Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment and pickup. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com 905.875.4700. You may have seen our award-winning, show-quality restorations. Our 55,000-square-foot facility is specialized in extreme high-end restorations of rare American muscle cars. www.legendarymotorcar.com (ON) Mustang America. 844.249.5135. Mustang America is a new company initially specializing in first generation (1965–1973) Mustang parts, interiors and accessories. Launched by Corvette America, Mustang America provides the same level of world-class customer service, product quality and fast delivery. We look forward to serving the vintage Mustang enthusiast. www.MustangAmerica.com (PA) Luxury Brokers International. Heritage Classics Motorcar Com- pany. 310.657.9699. www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California, with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California, visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore, visit www.heritageclassics.com 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector, with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment-grade classic car. Since 2009, we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Mid-Century Motoring. 914.402.5799. Importer, exporter and broker of classic cars, specializing in European marques. We provide clients with unparalleled access to the international classic car market, as well as a full suite of consignment and brokerage services from our showroom in Westchester County, NY. Contact us for more information about the company, the cars, or to schedule a visit. www.midcenturymotoring.com (NY) 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) www.SignificantCars.com. Olympian Cars Web Services offers what today’s car enthusiasts demand when browsing or buying online. Our work is built on reliable industry platforms any site owner can manage. We’re techies and car guys and know how to target your audience! • Websites • Facebook Pages • Online Stores • Blogs • Email Campaigns To learn more, please visit: www.olympiancars.com/web 800.837.9902. Since 2002, SignificantCars.com has been changing the way collector cars find new homes. A pioneer in the online marketing of important collector cars, Significant Cars has a proven track record for realizing top dollar for their seller clients. Run by Enthusiasts for Enthusiasts, Significant Cars has put the power of the dealer or Auction House into the hands of Collectors. Give us a call for a confidential analysis of your car’s true value—not what we want to buy it for. Symbolic International. Paramount Automotive Group/ Foreign Cars Italia. 888.929.7202. Since 1989, we have offered all the exclusive brands that you have ever dreamed about. Offering new and used Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin and 172 858.259.0100. Symbolic International is one of the premier dealers of classic cars and vintage race cars in the world. Our spectacular vehicles are available for purchase and worldwide delivery. Our knowledgeable team, with over 100 years of combined experience, can help you find the perfect car for your collection. www.symbolicinternational.com info@symbolicinternational.com (CA) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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we offer. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy – hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com Vintage Motors of Sarasota. 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include sales, acquisitions and consignment of high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75-plus examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) Classic Car Transport Reliable Carriers Inc. 877.744.7889. Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. West Coast Classics. 310.399.3990. West Coast Classics are internationally renowned California Classic Car Dealers who specialize in buying and selling of rare and classic European and American classic cars. Two branch locations in Southern California; 1205 Bow Avenue in Torrance, and 1918 Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica. We ship throughout the world and will provide you with unparalleled service of your rare, sports, exotic, luxury, collector or classic car needs. www. WestCoastClassics.com info@WestCoastClassics.com (CA) Car Storage Gripping the wheel of your dream car and starting the engine for the first time is a high point for any enthusiast. We are the premier enclosed auto transport company that will ensure your car arrives safely for that experience. For over 35 years, our standards for excellence have had clients returning time and time again. Trust the Best. Trust Intercity Lines. www.Intercitylines.com As the country’s largest enclosed-auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event or are shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collection Management Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) * There When You Need Us Over 15 years of “not-even-a-scratch experience.” www.rkzmotorcar.com than Grundy! With no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, low rates, and high liability limits, our coverages are specifically designed for collector car owners. Grundy can also insure your daily drivers, pickup trucks, trailers, motorhomes, and more — all on one policy and all at their Agreed Value. www.grundy.com (PA) RideCache Your documentation McCollister’s Auto Transport. 800-748-3160. We have transported thousands of collector vehicles over the last 35 years all across the United States, whether they are moving an exotic, street rod, vintage racer or muscle car. With our experienced drivers trained to ensure the finest protection and our customized, lift-gated, air-ride trailers, we make sure your vehicle safely arrives on time. www.McCollisters.com/AutoTransport CAR LIFTS PLUS.COM 203.509.5353. Need a Lift? Need Service on your current Car Lifts? Sales, service and guaranteed instal- lations. Residential and commercial car lifts. We are a well-established car lift company and an authorized dealer for all major brands, with hundreds of happy customers throughout the Northeast. Personal service offering on-site measuring and preconstruction layout advice for new projects. Our experienced 5-star technicians provide full-service professional installation, from delivery to safety training. Fully insured with offices and warehousing in CT and NJ to better serve our clientele. WHAT’S IN YOUR GARAGE? More cars of course, when you call 203.509.5353! www.CarLiftsPlus.com Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a Classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www.barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select “Get a quote,” enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle, and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. CARS are now able to offer secure indoor vehicle storage solutions at its new state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Los Angeles. Contact CARS directly to discuss your vehicle storage requirements and find out more about the many services that June 2017 Ray Zuder. 860.830.6104. Single Car / Enclosed / Air-Ride Transport Dedicated to Extreme Personal Level, Drama Free, Best-inClass Service * Auctions * Concours/Shows * Door to Door * Races/Rallies * Security Provided at All Times represents 5% or more of your vehicle’s value – yet it is fading away in folders and binders susceptible to loss or damage. Let our professionals take those binders and turn them into organized, protected, transferable digital resources – all for less than the cost of a high-end detailing service. Learn more at ridecache.com/SCM RideCache—Organize, Manage, Preserve your Collection. Collector Car Insurance J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. English Allard Motor Works LLC. The Allard Motor Works J2X is a hand-crafted version of the famed British competition roadster that stirred the crowds in Europe and the Americas in the early 1950s. Our modern J2X MkIII, recognized by the Allard Register, integrates the latest technology into the original design, to provide a safe, comfortable and reliable vehicle without compromising performance. www.allardj2x.com • info@allardj2x. com • 877-J2X-1953 • facebook.com/ allardj2x.com Aston Martin of New England. Grundy Insurance. 888.647.8639. James A. Grundy invented Agreed Value Insurance in 1947; no one knows more about insuring collector cars 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Riverside Military Academy 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) 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) Champions and Heroes. 404.237.2633. June 2–4, 2017. A 3-day Time Trial, a Concours, a Rally plus more from the Carmel Concours on the Avenue producer. info@rmachampionsandheroes.com www.rmachampionsandheroes.com. (GA) 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. Fire Protection Veterans Fire Protection. The Elegance at Hershey. 717.534.1910. A celebration of vintage race cars and concours automobiles from 6/9 to 6/11/2017 featuring our Concours d’Elegance the Grand Ascent. Our primary goal is to benefit our Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–present. www.welshent.com (OH) Events—Concours, Car Shows Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) The Arizona Concours d’Elegance opens Arizona’s Classic Car Week every January with a celebration of automotive engineering and design. The event benefits Make-A-Wish™ Arizona, the founding chapter of the national organization that grants wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions. For more information, please go to: www.ArizonaConcours.com. Fourintune Garage Inc. 262.375.0876. www.fourintune. com. Complete ground-up restoration on British ,arques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. (WI) charities: JDRF, AACA Museum, and AACA Library & Research Center. For more information,visit www.theeleganceathershey.com, call 717.534.1910 or email phetrick@ theeleganceathershey.com (PA) 484.635.4661/4670. We understand your passion and the investment you have made in your classic or sports car, and that is why we offer a wide selection of Fire Extinguishers for your consideration. Please give us call and we can assist you in the selection of the extinguisher for your automobile or shop and recommend the best solution to suit your application. Fax 484.895.7223. www.veteransfire.com (PA) German Art’s Star Classics. 800.644.STAR The Quail, A Motorsports GathHilton Head Island Motoring Festival. The South: a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA, and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall — October 28–November 6, 2016 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. ering. 831.620.8879. A prominent component of Monterey Car Week, The Quail is a world-renowned motorsports event featuring one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. The Quail maintains its intimacy and exclusivity by limiting admission through lottery ticket allocations. Admission is inclusive of six gourmet culinary pavilions, caviar, oysters, fine wines, specialty cocktails, champagne, and more. Web: signatureevents.peninsula.com. (CA) Finance (1.800.644.7827). 30 years of expertise in new and hard to find parts, as well as component restoration for all Mercedes from 1931–1971. Servicing owners and restorers worldwide. Star Classics also offers: Sales and Acquisitions of all ’50s and ’60s Mercedes and restoration project management for car owners so they realize the car of their dreams. Contact us today: info@artsstarclassics.com www.artsstarclassics.com International Phone #:1.602.397.5300 The BMW CCA is the world’s largJ.J. BEST BANC & CO. provides JWF Restorations Inc. Specializing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Now selling AC parts and tires, including inventory from Ron Leonard. Jim Feldman. 503.706.8250 Fax 503.646.4009. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! Lajollaconcours.com. 619.233.5008. lajollaconcours@mcfarlanepromotions.com La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 8-10, 2016. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. (CA) est owner-supported single-marque car club. Today, BMW CCA has 67 chapters nationwide, with more than 70,000 members. As BMW’s most active and vibrant enthusiast organization, the club represents a lifestyle of passion and performance. Join the Club today at bmwcca.org or by calling 800.878.9292. 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. 174 European Collectibles Inc. 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s, along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level, along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) 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 Barber Vintage Motorsports MuHamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s and ’60s. www.ferrari4you. com Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. (1.866.622.5277). The trusted center of competence for all classic MercedesBenz enthusiasts. Located in Irvine, CA, the Classic Center is the only sales and restoration facility in the U.S. exclusively operated by Mercedes-Benz. Over 50,000 Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts in its assortment. From small services to full ground-up restorations, work is always true to original. Ever-changing showcase of for-sale vehicles. We are your trusted source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export Leasing seum. 205.281.3519. When looking for a new home for your vintage car why not consider The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum? Home to over 100 cars and 1,500 motorcycles. The Museum, a Not-for-Profit 501(c)3 foundation, is dedicated to the preservation of cars like yours, and it could help future generations understand why we all love cars. An outright donation or a bargain sale can both offer generous tax advantages. For more information please call or email, Lee Clark,Senior Manager of Restoration and Conservation LClark@Barbermuseum.org www.Barbermuseum.org (AL) Premier Financial Services. 877.973.7700. Since 1997, renowned customer service and honest leasing practices have made Premier the nation’s leading lessor of luxury and performance motorcars. We are small enough to ensure your business gets the attention it deserves, and large enough to finance any new, used, or vintage car over $50,000. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) LeMay—America’s Car Museum CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. If you need your vehicle transported, CARS have the expertise and knowledge to ensure it arrives in perfect condition, on time, and with no unexpected costs. CARS are able to action any shipping request through its own offices in the U.K., New York, Los Angeles and Japan, and via its network of global agents. Whether your vehicle needs to be transported by road, sea or air freight, please get in touch and allow CARS to take the worry and stress out of your shipment needs. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy — hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than $1 million, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the fourlevel, 165,000-square-foot museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and offers a majestic view above Commencement Bay. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. LeMay—America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) info@lemaymuseum.org www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) Parts, Accessories & Car Care Museums QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 011 44 1428 687722. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust systems for various reasons — originality, durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. We’re the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is important, but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. http://quicksilver-exhausts.myshopify.com. Race Ramps. 866.464.2788. Lighter. Safer. Stronger. Offering the ultimate way to display and work on collector cars — including detailing, restyling and general maintenance. Race Ramps provides solutions even for low clearance cars. Complete line includes Trailer Ramps, Service Ramps, Rack and Lift Ramps, and the best-selling FlatStoppers to prevent tires from flat spotting during long periods of storage. www.raceramps.com. (MI) Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since California Car Cover Company. More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. Vintage Racing Services. Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010. 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 June 2017 Bryan W. Shook, Esquire, acts for and represents leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses, and private individuals Internationally. He has been responsible for innumerable and prominent cases, distinguishing himself with his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles and network of contacts, experts and clients. He is redefining automotive law. www.vintagecarlaw.com (PA) Evans Waterless Coolant is the solution to running too hot. With a boiling point of 375°F, our revolutionary liquid formulation is a superior alternative to water-based coolants. Evans eliminates water vapor, hotspots and boil-over, resulting in a less pressurized, more efficient cooling system and preventing corrosion, electrolysis and pump cavitation. Evans also protects down to -40°F and lasts the lifetime of the engine. See how it works at www.evanscoolant.com. 203.377.6745. Our full-service shop facility and experienced staff provide all aspects of racecar construction, setup and repair for production-based cars to purpose-built sports racers to formula cars. We can build a racecar from the ground up, restore your historic vintage racer to its former glory or maintain your racecar, all to ensure your maximum enjoyment. Our trackside support, transportation, racecar rental and coaching can round out your experience. Our sister company, Automotive Restorations Inc., offers high-quality upholstery, body and paint and panel fabrication services. www.automotiverestorations.com/vrs/home 175 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a prewax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. Unlike ordinary polishes, Swissvax restores the valuable oils of the paint finish that become starved over time and is safe for all paint finishes. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Restoration — General wide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsmen who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. Visit our website or call us to discuss your project today. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produces the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at www.automotiverestorations.com Farland Classic Restoration. D. L. George Historic Motorcars. Berlinetta Motorcars Ltd. 631.423.1010, 631.549.6700. Professional Ferrari, Porsche and vintage car specialists since 1958. Mechanical engineer, master coachbuilders and fabricators. Pebble Beach-winning restorations. Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche Club of America: Best of Show, People’s Choice Awards. Cars selected for “American Gangster” and more. Servicing, repairing, customizing, engine overhauls, race, track, street and show cars. Locating and importing classic and vintage cars internationally since 1984. BerlinettaMotorcars@gmail.com. www.BerlinettaMotorcars.com (NY) 610.593.7423. We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. www.DLGEORGE.com (PA) 303.761.1245. A complete facility offering concours-level restorations, repair and fabrication services. We work on all makes, and specialize in Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche. Highly organized and fiscally responsible, we provide biweekly detailed billing to keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our site for details. Email: doug@farlandcars.com. www.farlandcarscom Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. Our restoration department works full time to restore vehicles of every year, make and model to provide an award-winning finish. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com Hahn-Vorbach & Associates Exoticars USA. 908.996.4889, Wil de Groot’s Exoticars USA has serviced and restored Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini in the NJ, PA, NY region since 1979. We’re passionate about keeping your car fast, reliable, beautiful and authentic. Our mechanical, paint/ body, electronic, machining and fabricating work is unsurpassed and awardwinning. We have specialized equipment and knowledge to service newer and vintage models and everything in between. www.exoticars-usa.com. (NJ) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan Motor Company Dealer, warranty and repair, and expert service facility for your collector car. Privately owned, we are conveniently located in North Phoenix. We offer a unique collection of Morgan cars, The Morgan Three Wheeler and special interest European vehicles and motorcycles. www.BrightonMotorsports.com or info@brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) LLC. 724.452.4329. Specializes in the investment-grade restoration and preservation of European and American collectible antique and classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and vintage race cars. Our services include full and partial restorations, bespoke builds, repairs, show prep, sales and procurement assistance, as well as a full array of do-it-yourself assistance services. Recognized experts in the restoration of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters. Concours-level, national award-winning quality. Find examples of our craftsmanship and the wide range of past projects on our website. We would be happy to discuss your project. www.hahnvorbach.com Sports Car Shop. 541.510.5296. Since 1982, Sports Car Shop has been re-commissioning and restoring vintage sports cars. With focus in British and Italian cars, Sports Car Shop produces high quality projects with craftsmanship and pride. We have the talent, equipment, and knowledge to transform your car, whether your goal is to get it back on the road or present it for high level judging. www.sportscarshop.com (OR) The Creative Workshop. On the Road Again Classics. 408.782.1100. Northern California’s largest Classic & British auto restoration & repair shop is a 12,000 square foot facility under one roof! We opened our doors in 2008 and in 8 short years we have restored over 20 Concours 1st place winners! Our team of 8 craftsmen with over 165 years experience have risen to the top, becoming a Certified Hagerty Expert Collision Repair Facility and in-house Certified Glasurit paint shop. www.ontheroadagainclassics.com. 954.920.3303. The Creative Workshop is a Pebble Beach award winning fullservice concours restoration shop located in South East Florida. Our 10,000+ sq. ft. facility provides comprehensive, in-house restoration and repair services as well as collection and event support. Creative is a multi-marque workshop, specializing in the forensic restoration of post-war European cars. However, we support our Clients’ diverse collections — and have extensive experience in antique, pre/post war American, muscle and racing vehicles. info@TheCreativeWorkshop.com www.TheCreativeWorkshop.com © Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver-, show/driver-, show- and preservationlevel restorations for collectors world- 176 SUBSCRIBE TO SCM 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 SportsCarMarket.com/subscribe Sports Car Market ™ RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Carl Bomstead eWatch What Would You Buy With $71.2 Million? The Pink Star diamond price was enough to put a Ferrari 250 GTO into the garage of your new Maui mansion Thought Carl’s Feeling a tad guilty for spending a bit too much at the last auction? Well, you missed your Sotheby’s did sell it for a touch more a few years ago, but the sale flipped. The Pink Star is the largest fancy vivid pink diamond ever graded. I would have loved to indulge my spouse, but I was distracted with the latest Morphy Auction: Indy car. A bunch of them were discovered many, many years ago in New England. I bought my first one for all of $50, but I was not smart enough to buy them all. Most are in excellent condition, and this is the new market-correct price. MORPHYS AUTOMO- BILA AUCTION LOT 606— JANTZEN SWIMWEAR MASCOT MOUNTED ON BOYCE MOTO METER WITH DOG BONE. Estimate: $500–$750. SOLD AT: $953. Date: 3/25/2017. The Jantzen Swimwear Company was located in Portland, OR — and SCM World Headquarters currently occupies their former building. Their diving-girl logo was used on several different types of car hood ornaments, and all are very desirable. Price paid here was a bit higher than expected — but not out of reason. SIGN. Estimate: $5,000–$7,500. SOLD AT: $11,070. Date: 3/25/2017. This is one of the more popular Ford signs, and the front is in fantastic condition, with the exception of a chip at the bottom of the sign due to a bend. The reverse is not as nice, but it is still very respectable. The blue porcelain is deep and rich. A cool sign! RAINBOW GASOLINE MOTOR OIL 15-INCH GLASS GAS-PUMP GLOBE. Estimate: $15,000–$30,000. SOLD AT: $18,600. Date: 3/25/2017. Rainbow was the brand name for the True Oil Company of Spokane, WA. Standard bought it in 1959, and it was rebranded as American in 1961. These colorful globes are rare as heck, and this one has a reproduction lens on the reverse. I am surprised it did not sell for closer to the high estimate. MORPHY AUTOMOMORPHY AUTOMOBI- LIA AUCTI0N LOT 301— CHEVROLET “OK USED CARS” PORCELAIN NEON SIGN. Estimate: $5,000–$7,500. SOLD AT: $6,765. Date: 3/25/2017. This was half of a double-sided sign that would have been pole-mounted over the Chevrolet used-car lot. The porcelain was in good condition, with new neon tubing and can. This is a popular sign. This one could be mounted flat against the wall and would look just fine. BILIA AUCTION LOT 165—GILMORE GASOLINE HAND-PAINTED “WHERE TO HUNT AND FISH” WOOD SIGN. Estimate: $5,000–$7,500. SOLD AT: $6,600. Date: 3/25/2017. This very well might be a one-of-akind sign, and it was in remarkable condition. It was made of marine plywood to withstand the Northwest winters, and that it did. It measured 91 inches by 26 inches, and it was missing a small piece of the wood frame. This was a favorite piece of the over 200 Gilmore items offered. chance to make it up to your partner, as the Pink Star has sold. Sotheby’s, at their April 3 Hong Kong auction, sold the 59.6-carat diamond for $71.2 million — a record for a diamond. MORPHY AUTOMOBIMORPHYS AUTOMOBI- LIA AUCTION LOT 621— MAPCO SPEEDWAY COILS TIN SIGN. Estimate: $750– $1,500. SOLD AT: $1,476. Date: 3/25/2017. These orange-andblack tin signs featured a 1930s MORPHY AUTOMOBI- LIA AUCTION LOT 281— FORD V8 GENUINE PARTS TRIANGLE PORCELAIN MORPHY AUTOMOBILIA AUCTION LOT 50— SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada/Mexico, Europe $135, Asia/Africa/Middle East $135. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 178 LIA AUCTION LOT 161— GILMORE GASOLINE “DOMINICK” WITH FLAG. Estimate: $15,000–$20,000. SOLD AT: $24,000. Date: 3/25/2017. These double-sided wood flagmen were 84 inches by 42 inches and were made of marine plywood. They were nicknamed Dominick for a reason that is lost in history. They were placed on top of the Gilmore stations and are one of most collectible of Gilmore items. Condition is key, and another example that was not as nice was also offered. It sold for about half of what was realized here. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market