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McCormick’s, Palm Springs, CA, February 22–24, 2019

Silverstone, Stoneleigh Park, U.K., February 23, 2019

GAA, Greensboro, NC, Feb 28–Mar 2, 2019

Bonhams, Amelia Island, FL, March 7, 2019

Russo and Steele, Amelia Island, FL, March 7–8, 2019

Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, March 8, 2019

RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, FL, March 8–9, 2019

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1983 Porsche 911SC Well Bought at $81k? Ja! Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Seismic Shift The NEXT GEN Shakes Amelia June 2019 www.sportscarmarket.com 1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo Targa: $174k


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Follow us on Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends June 2019 . Volume 31 . Number 6 This Month’s Market Movers Up Close FERRARI by Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH by Dale Novak ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne GERMAN by Prescott Kelly AMERICAN by Carl Bomstead 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Coupe $335,000 / Gooding & Company 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I $151,200 / RM Sotheby’s 1961 OSCA 1600 GT $489,000 / Gooding & Company 1983 Porsche 911SC $81,200 / Gooding & Company 1932 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria by Rollston $863,000 / RM Sotheby’s 76 78 80 82 84 146 156 166 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 196 Vehicles Rated at Seven Sales 100 104 116 130 MARKET OVERVIEW Amelia Island sales have really changed in the past 10 years — Chad Tyson RM SOTHEBY’S Amelia Island, FL: Celebrating 21 years of auctions on Amelia Island, RM Sotheby’s sells 117 of 141 lots for a $38m total — Carl Bomstead GOODING & COMPANY Amelia Island, FL: $22m comes from 78 of 89 cars selling at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation — Pierre Hedary BONHAMS Amelia Island, FL: Of 108 lots, 92 changed hands for a total of $15.9m at Bonhams’ fifth sale here — Mark Moskowitz, Larry Trepel and Jeff Trepel RUSSO AND STEELE Amelia Island, FL: Russo and Steele’s first sale on Amelia Island brings in $3.5m on 38 of 137 lots selling — Brett Hatfield SILVERSTONE Stoneleigh Park, U.K.: Silverstone sells 52 of 81 lots at Race Retro for a total of $3.3m — Paul Hardiman ROUNDUP Highlights from GAA in Greensboro, NC, and McCormick’s in Palm Springs, CA acebook and watch for updates and offers! RACE 14 by Thor Thorson NEXT GEN by Nick Jaynes 1968–69 Repco Brabham-Cosworth BT26/BT26A $1,105,000 / Bonhams 1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo Targa $173,600 / RM Sotheby’s 86 90 Cover: 1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo Targa; Tim Scott ©2018, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Sports Car Market Ryan Merrill ©2018, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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FEATURES 60 2019 Amelia Island Concours: A fascinating mix of sports, racing and classic cars — Carl Bomstead 62 Judging at Amelia Island: A judge discusses how the winners get chosen — Bill Rothermel 64 2019 Amelia Island Porsche Werks Reunion: Warm weather welcomes hundreds of Porsches to the Omni Amelia Island Resort — Gary West 66 Scene and Be Seen: Images of car people at Amelia Island — SCM Staff 70 The SCM Interview: David L. George III continues his family’s love of old cars into the third generation — Chester Allen DEPARTMENTS 60 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 26 Auction Calendar 26 Crossing the Block 30 Concours and Events: Gary Bennett is the new Leake leader, Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, Cincinnati Concours, Bloomington Gold COLUMNS 22 Shifting Gears We are in the middle of a sea change in the collector-car world Keith Martin 46 Affordable Classic Is it time for the Porsche 924 to shine? Jeff Zurschmeide 48 Collecting Thoughts After-Amelia Roundtable: SCM asks our panel of experts what they took away from the 2019 Amelia Island auctions Stephen Serio, Simon Kidston and Jim Pickering 52 Legal Files The “stealth claim” that can get you additional money when your car is damaged or destroyed John Draneas 54 Unconventional Wisdom Drive your car! You lose a lot when a car is a garage queen Donald Osborne 56 Drivers Ed In my lifetime, the way we experience collector cars will change Paul Hageman 88 Next Gen It’s a new world out there for collectors Philip Richter 92 The Cumberford Perspective The Supra is Toyota’s only volume-built collectible Robert Cumberford 190 eWatch A ball from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s last regular-season NBA game soars at auction Carl Bomstead 16 46 Affordable Classic Sports Car Market 32 Contributors: Get to know your SCM staffers and writers 34 You Write, We Read: Cars and watches, resto-mods, Publisher Martin’s recovery, 1956 Ferrari 290 MM 36 Display Advertisers Index 40 Time Pieces: A. Lange & Söhne’s Saxonia Watch 40 Neat Stuff: A mini Mini and the power of air 42 Speaking Volumes: Legacy of Justice: An American Family Story 94 Market Moment 1: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E 95 Market Moment 2: 1979 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk I 96 Rising Sun: 2000 Honda S2000, 1985 Toyota Corolla GT-5 coupe, 1994 Acura NSX 102 Buy/Sell/Hold: 2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra, Porsche 944, Fiat X1/9 122 Market Moment 3: 1973 Volkswagen Thing 126 Market Moment 4: 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout 138 Fresh Meat: 2018 Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2 Spyder, 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 63 sedan, 2018 Lotus Evora 400 coupe 152 On the Radar: 1994 Aston Martin DB7, 1994 Alfa Romeo 916 GTV, 1994 Audi RS2 Avant 176 Mystery Photo: “You have kangaroos down under, but here in Washington, we have bicyclists” 176 Comments With Your Renewals: “Wow, just realized I’ve subscribed for 10 years – still enjoying & learning every issue” 178 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 182 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Chad Taylor


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin The Next Gen Wave Remember how we used to wonder whether younger people would join the collector-car world? They’re here of their era. Cars that can be chipped to 400 — and more — horsepower. Cars that have anti-lock brakes and airbags. Cars that can go tens of thousands of miles between tune-ups. Cars with excellent climatemanagement systems. Cars that are easily capable of exceeding any posted speed limit, anywhere in the world. There’s the rub And for this Old Timer, me, there’s the challenge. These 30-year-old cars are capable of being driven at speeds on public roads that a 12-cylinder Ferrari from the 1960s can only fantasize about. The drivers never have to worry being in the right gear at the right time. Many of these cars are automatics, and they can shift faster than you ever could with a stick. As I have grown up with cars with primitive Chad Taylor The shape of things to come W e are in the middle of a sea change in the collector-car world. In my three decades of publishing Sports Car Market, I have never seen anything like it. Much has been written about the changing of the col- lector-car guard, with Millennials and Gen Xers rapidly joining Baby Boomers as front-line buyers and sellers. It’s happening right before our eyes. Take a look at major auction- company catalogs. Up until five years ago, their catalogs pretty much ignored cars built from 1986 through 2005. We at SCM call the best of these cars “Next Gen” collectibles. Today, along with 1960s Ferraris as top-end star cars, those cata- logs also feature Next Gen Mercedes-Benz 500Es, Toyota Supra Twin Turbos and Acura NSXs. Mercedes 500Es are selling at $80k. BMW M3s sell at over $100k, and great examples of Acura’s NSX are topping $125k. Cars from this era are sometimes called “Youngtimers” (a term which originated in Germany), to differentiate them from the “OldTimer” cars of the previous era. I find both terms mildly distasteful — I have never thought of myself as an “Old Timer ” — and I doubt many 30- and 40-year-old enthusiasts refer to themselves as a “Youngtimer.” This is why SCM uses the term “Next Gen.” These are the next generation of collectible cars, and the next generation of collectors is busily buying them. BMW and Mercedes high-performance sports sedans of this era have made the most dramatic gains. Select performance cars from this era (think AMG) are bringing huge money. We tend to collect the cars we grew up with. When I was looking for a first car for my 11-year-old son Bradley, there was only one choice. My first car was a 1960 Bugeye Sprite, and his would be too. I was in familiar territory. For a variety of reasons, mostly because of safety and today’s driving conditions, I’ve decided I will get him something more modern in 2024 when he gets his license. Maybe I’ll enlist the help of a Youngtimer to help me pick it out. My guess is that left on his own, a Bugeye would not be his first choice. This new group of collectors is drawn to the cult and supercars 22 suspensions, hopeless brakes, balky transmission synchros and engines with peaky and narrow power bands, I have had to master all of these challenges and deficiencies before I can find joy in operating them on a two-lane road. These mechanical relics of a time gone by require my skills to be able to extract what performance they have to offer. I feel needed. That’s rarely the case with Next Gen cars. Any BMW M-series can move along a back road at a blistering pace, stay flat in the turns and stop on a dime. If you’re driving a manual, you can bang shifts with abandon, knowing the hefty synchro rings won’t let you down. If you’re driving an automatic, just flicking a paddle with the tip of your finger will get you the gear you want. You can accomplish all this while enjoying your heated seat, your side of the cockpit set to 68 degrees and your passenger’s to 72. Your favorite tunes will be pouring out of your monster stereo. Take a 40-year-old who grew up in these cars, and ask her or him to choose between a BMW M6 and an Austin-Healey BJ8. I guarantee the BMW will win most of the time. I can blather on all I want about the classic lines of the Big Healey, and its throaty exhaust note. My Next Gen buddy will respond: “OMG, it’s tiny inside. The floor- boards are so hot they are melting my shoes. There’s no synchro into first gear, and you have to flick a switch to engage fifth (overdrive). There’s no trunk space, and the top lets more rain in than it keeps out.” For those of us who cut our teeth on Bugeyes, MGAs and Jaguar 120 roadsters, the Healey 3000 was impossibly luxurious — they even featured wind-up windows. But to someone coming from behind the wheel of a 16-valve MB 190E, it’s like going back in time and mounting a triceratops for the morning commute. Starting with this issue, SCM will devote several pages to this new, incredible Next Gen market shift. We will still cover all the wonderful sports and classic cars that we’ve loved for decades. We’re just adding on a couple of rooms to accommodate all the new Next Gen collectors. Next Gen specialist Philip Richter will provide his take on this market segment. His garage currently contains a 1988 E30 M3 and a 1986 Mercedes 190E 16V Cosworth. The new, Next Gen collectors have a much higher benchmark for what they expect from their cars. They are changing the face of collecting, and SCM is changing with them. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1957 Pontiac Star Chief convertible at RM Auctions’ saele in Auburn, IN RM Auctions Where: Auburn, IN When: May 29–June 1 Web: www.rmsothebys.com Last year: 199/280 cars sold / $5.9m Featured cars: • 1956 DeSoto Firedome Seville coupe • Star Car: 1957 Pontiac Star Chief convertible • 1954 Packard Caribbean convertible Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. MAY 3–4—VICARI Nocona, TX 3–4—SG AUCTION Spring Grove, MN 4—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Midland, TX 4—VANDERBRINK Wichita, KS 4–5—RM SOTHEBY’S St. Louis, MO 10–11—SILVERSTONE Enstone, U.K. 11—SILVER Missoula, MT 14–19—MECUM Indianapolis, IN 15—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 15—SILVER Spokane, WA 18—COYS London, U.K. 19—BONHAMS Stokenchurch, U.K. 26 20—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 25—RM SOTHEBY’S Como, ITA 25—CCA Birmingham, U.K. 29–JUNE 1—RM AUCTIONS Auburn, IN JUNE 1—VANDERBRINK Larchwood, IA 1–2—LUCKY Tacoma, WA 2—BONHAMS Greenwich, CT 4—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 6–8—LEAKE Tulsa, OK 8—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 14—TOM MACK Asheville, NC 15—ACA King’s Lynn, U.K. 15—CARLISLE Carlisle, PA 15—VANDERBRINK Springfield, MI 15—SILVER Coeur d’Alene, ID 17—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 19—H&H Duxford, U.K. 21–22—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 21–22—MECUM Portland, OR 22—ELECTRIC GARAGE Calgary, AB, CAN 26–29—BARRETTJACKSON Uncasville, CT 28–29—VICARI Atlanta, GA 29—COYS Oxfordshire, U.K. 30—BONHAMS Chantilly, FRA JULY 6—SILVER Jackson Hole, WY 12–13—MECUM Denver, CO 15—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 16—BARONS Esher, U.K. 18—H&H Duxford, U.K. 20—VANDERBRINK Zimmerman, MN 24—H&H Buxton, U.K. 25–27—GAA Greensboro, NC 27–28—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 30—H&H Bickenhill, U.K. 31–AUG 3—MECUM Harrisburg, PA VanDerBrink Where: Larchwood, IA When: June 1 Web: www.vanderbrinkauctions.com Featured cars: • 1970 Chevrolet C10 pickup • 1959 Chevrolet El Camino Lucky Where: Tacoma, WA When: June 1–2 Web: www.luckyoldcar.com Featured cars: • 1937 Packard 120C business coupe • 1967 Sunbeam Alpine • 1966 Mercedes-Benz 250SE cabriolet Bonhams Where: Greenwich, CT When: June 2 Web: www.bonhams.com Last year: 111/123 cars sold / $10.4m Featured cars: • Star Car: 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS cabriolet • 1962 Jaguar E-type Series I 3.8 coupe Barons Where: Surrey, U.K. When: June 4 Web: www.barons-auctions.com Leake Where: Tulsa, OK When: June 6–9 Web: www.leakecar.com Last year: 292/463 cars sold / $6.3m Featured cars: • Star Car: 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06/ Z07 • 1970 Ford Bronco • 2004 Bentley Continental GT Southern Classic Where: Murfreesboro, TN When: June 8 Web: www.southernclassicauctions.com Tom Mack Where: Asheville, NC When: June 14 Web: www.tommackclassics.com ACA Where: King’s Lynn, U.K. When: June 15 Web: www.angliacarauctions.co.uk Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS cabriolet at Bonhams’ auction in Greenwich, CT Carlisle Where: Carlisle, PA When: June 15 Web: www.carlisleauctions.com VanDerBrink Where: Springfield, MI When: June 15 Web: www.vanderbrinkauctions.com Silver Where: Coeur d’Alene, ID When: June 15 Web: www.silverauctions.com Last year: 47/90 cars sold / $443k Artcurial Where: Paris, FRA When: June 17 Web: www.artcurial.com H&H Where: Duxford, U.K. When: June 19 Web: www.handh.co.uk Star Car: 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06/Z07 at Leake’s sale in Tulsa, OK Raleigh Classic Where: Raleigh, NC When: June 21–22 Web: www.raleighclassic.com Mecum Where: Portland, OR When: June 21–22 Web: www.mecum.com Last year: 288/488 cars sold / $8.3m Featured cars: • 1971 Buick GSX • 1965 Sunbeam Tiger convertible • 1969 Ford Mustang resto-mod fastback EG Auctions Where: Calgary, AB, CAN When: June 22 Web: www.theelectricgarage.com Barrett-Jackson Where: Uncasville, CT When: June 26–29 Web: www.barrett-jackson.com Last year: 670/672 cars sold / $26.2m Featured cars: • 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko Stage 2 coupe • 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition • 1959 Chrysler 300E Vicari Where: Atlanta, GA When: June 28–29 Web: www.vicariauction.com Coys Where: Oxfordshire, U.K. When: June 29 Web: www.coys.co.uk Bonhams Where: Chantilly, FRA When: June 30 Web: www.bonhams.com Featured cars: • 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport cabriolet • Star Car: 1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III drophead coupe • 1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans roadster ♦ Star Car: 1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III drophead coupe at Bonhams’ sale in Chantilly, FRA 28 Sports Car Market


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com Mid-Century Modern in Cincinnati The Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance celebrates 42 years from June 7 to 9 in Cincinnati, OH. More than 200 premier collector vehicles will glide into the formal gardens of historic Ault Park. This year’s theme is Mid-Century Modern — American Style, 1948–1965. This year’s special classes are 95 Years of MG, Asian Tuners, and Survivors. Judge Joseph and Margie Cassini are this year’s Honored Collectors, and four of their cars will be on display. The weekend includes an open house at Metalkraft Coachwerkes, the Will Sherman Automotive Art Show, the Countryside Tour, the Hangar Party and much more. The Concours d’Elegance starts at 10 a.m. on June 9. Advance-purchase tickets are $25 if you buy online by May 26, 2019. For more information visit www.ohioconcours.com (OH) JUNE CALENDAR 1 Gilmore Heritage Auto Show, Los Angeles, CA; www.farmersmarketla. com 1–2 34th Annual Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance, Huntington Beach, CA; www.hbconcours.org 7–9 The Elegance at Hershey, Hershey, PA; www.theeleganceathershey.com 9 36th Annual Colorado Concours and Exotic & Sports Car Show, Littleton, CO; www.coloradoconcours.org 15–16 24 Hours of Le Mans, Le Mans, France; www.24h-lemans.com 16 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, Beverly Hills, CA; www. rodeodrive-bh.com Former GM designer Bill Mitchell with his Manta Ray and Mako Shark (below) Corvette prototypes Sharks Stalk The Brickyard Bloomington Gold welcomes the famous Mako Shark and Manta Ray Corvette prototypes to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from June 20 to 22. This year’s Corvette Lovefest brings a big school of Sharks — 1968 through 1972 cars — to The Brickyard. This is the 47th year of this long- running Corvette show, and thousands of Corvette lovers flock in each year. This is the place to see the nicest, mostoriginal 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. www.bloomingtongold.com (IN) Courtesy of Bloomington Gold Gary Bennett Takes Over at Leake Gary Bennett, who was vice president of Barrett-Jackson for 17 years, is now in charge of Leake Auction Company. Bennett’s collector-car career began in 1971 with Leake. “I am so excited to be back in my hometown of Tulsa, leading Leake Auction Company into the next stage of its history as a pioneer in the collector-car industry,” said Bennett, who is now General Manager, New Ventures & Sectors (Collector Cars) for Ritchie Bros. “Tulsa is a special place, and Leake is a special company, and with the strength of Ritchie Bros. as our owner, we expect to accomplish some amazing things here in Oklahoma and around the country. We aren’t resting on our laurels. Our next auction in Tulsa in June should not be missed.” Leake’s Tulsa Auction is scheduled for June 6–8 at the River Spirit Expo. For more information, visit www.leakecar.com. 30 Bentley, Zagato and Wacky The 24th Annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance is from May 31 through June 2. This unique event, which is really two concours, takes place in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT. Saturday, June 1, is for American cars and Sunday, June 2, is for imported marques. Zagato-bodied cars, cars from “Wacky” Arnolt and Orphan Motorcycle Marques will be on display both days. Saturday also will include Orphan American Marques and American Supercharged Cars. Celebrating Bentley’s 100th Anniversary is a special class on Sunday. Don’t forget the Grand Tour, the Gala at the Delamar Hotel and other events. The gates open at 10 a.m. on both days. Tickets at the gate are $30 for one day or $50 for both days. You get a better deal if you buy from the website before the concours weekend. For more information, visit www.greenwichconcours.com (CT) Sports Car Market


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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auction Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Associate Editor Chad Taylor chad.taylor@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Editor at Large Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, Dave Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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Simon started his career at Coys, leaving to co-found Bonhams Europe in Geneva. Over the next decade, he staged high-profile auctions around the world. He branched out on his own in 2006 to found Kidston SA, a consultancy responsible for some of the larger deals you rarely hear about. Simon also judges at Pebble Beach and is “the voice” of the Villa d’Este Concours and the Mille Miglia. Turn to p. 48 for his expert take on what he learned during the 2019 Amelia Island auctions. STEPHEN SERIO, SCM Contributor, is the president and owner of Aston Martin of New England / Lotus Motorsports Inc. in Waltham, MA, although for the most part, vintage European cars are where his heart is. Serio blames his dad for this, because he brought home so many Matchbox and Corgi cars. His need to over-indulge in vintage European cars of the 1950s and 1960s inevitably leads to coveting one more car. Recent garage inhabitants include a pair of Porsche 356A Speedsters, a 911R and Sport Classic — along with a 1966 BMW 1602, Nissan Figaro and VW Thing. Turn to p. 122 for his “Market Moment” on a 1973 Volkswagen Thing. He also shares what he learned during the 2019 Amelia Island Auctions on p. 48. NICK JAYNES, SCM Contributor, hails from Portland, OR. Although not known as a car city, Portland has had an indelible effect on him. Mostly, it formed his affinity for weird or lesserloved brands and nameplates. Over the years, he has held many jobs in the automotive industry, from mechanic to managing communications for Chevrolet. Now he’s back to his first passion: writing about cars. When Nick’s not chained to his desk, you can find him out exploring — from track days to overland expeditions — in one of his two vehicles: a Toyota Land Cruiser and Volkswagen Golf GTi. 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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com The new hot-rod guys — who are maybe not so young — lean more towards air-cooled 911s than Camaros. We’re also having our way with engines, suspensions and so on. Horses for Courses To the Editor: I was happy to see that Benjamin Clymer (December 2018, “The SCM Interview,” p. 66) shares my enjoyment in choosing particular watches for specific vintage cars. I always like a little mix-and- match before motoring events. The Chopard Mille Miglia (8331) often gets called into action because of its iconic rubber wrist strap with the tire-tread pattern. My favorite model-specific timepiece is the Bremont Jaguar E-type-inspired chronograph (MKII). The second hand and minute subdials are replicas of the vintage tachometer and speedometer found on the dashboard. On the case back there is even an automatic winding rotor shaped like the E-type’s drilled three-spoke steering wheel. This beautiful watch is a pleasure to 34 wear while behind the wheel and is highly recommended for any serious Jaguar collector. — Mark O’Meara, via email Resto-Mods Aren’t New To the Editor: I just read about Publisher Martin’s stroke. I hope he is getting well on schedule — or sooner! In the April 2019 issue, Stephen Serio is your latest writer to be flummoxed by the “resto-mod” movement (“Collecting Thoughts: AfterArizona Roundtable,” p. 54). We understand that the area you mostly attend to is the highvalue automotive world, where most everyone would agree that putting a Chevy engine in a Ferrari or Maserati is just wrong. But I’m old enough to recall that’s what lots of guys did when these cars were first racing! It was about finances back then, and the shocking reality of the performance of the thenbrand-new small-block Chevy. In the “good old days,” guys were pulling the fenders off their Model As and ’32 Fords, changing to hydraulic brakes, bolting some aluminum parts to the flathead — and enjoying the fact that they made their cars look different — sometimes even better — and go faster. And now, especially when it comes to the young guys, it’s tuner cars, Subarus, BMWs and others. The rest of us — the new hot-rod guys who are maybe not so young — lean more towards air-cooled 911s than Camaros. We’re also having our way with engines, suspensions and so on. Maybe you need someone with some street cred to report on this end of the business/ hobby. I’d call Gordon Murray first; he has a shop building a Ford Escort Mk I with a 250-bhp, 2.3-liter Ford Duratec engine with a 6-speed Mazda gearbox. He squarely does get it! — Mike Fuchs, via email Keith Martin responds: Mike, thanks for your note and good wishes. Your perspectives on resto-mods and modified cars are food for thought. Our world is certainly changing. Back on the Road To the Editor: Thanks to Keith Martin for the thorough explanation of events before and after his stroke (May 2019, “Shifting Gears,” p. 22). It’s not often you get to hear and understand what someone goes through while experiencing something like a stroke. Generally we hear or read about the end result in the newspaper (or on TV, in Luke Perry’s case). It can happen to anyone at any time, and the older I get, the Sports Car Market Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson


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You Write We Read Ad Index AIG PC Global Services, Inc ................................. 45 Aston Martin of New England ............................. 155 Automobilia Monterey ......................................... 169 Autosport Designs Inc ............................................ 17 Avant Garde Collection ........................................ 167 Barrett-Jackson ...........................................27, 45, 59 Bennett Law Office .............................................. 128 Beverly Hills Car Club ......................................... 179 Blackhawk/Auto Collections Inc ......................... 135 Bonhams / UK ........................................................ 29 BridgePoint Risk Management .............................. 45 Bring A Trailer ........................................................ 89 Car Collector’s Dream .......................................... 141 Cars, Inc. ...........................................................41, 43 Centerline Alfa Parts............................................. 153 Chequered Flag International ............................... 133 Cincinnati Concours Foundation ........................... 39 Classic Auto Mall ................................................. 109 Classic Car Capital ................................................. 33 Classic Showcase ................................................... 68 Collector Studio .................................................... 181 Confederate Motorcycles ....................................... 97 Copley Motorcars ................................................. 6–7 D. L. George Coachworks .................................... 119 deGarmo Ltd., Classic Motorcars .......................... 42 Dobson Motorsport............................................... 174 Dr. Beasley’s ......................................................... 171 Driversource Houston LLC ...............................10-11 European Collectibles........................................... 117 Evans Cooling Systems Inc. ................................... 31 Fantasy Junction ...............................................24–25 Farland Classic Restoration .................................. 129 Ferrari Market Letter ............................................ 180 Finarte .............................................................49, 103 Fiskens ................................................................... 57 Forest Grove Concours........................................... 72 Fourintune Garage Inc .......................................... 161 Gaswerks Garage .................................................. 161 Gooding & Company ............................................. 13 Greensboro Auto Auction ..................................... 125 Greenwich Concours D’Elegance .......................... 51 Grundy Insurance ................................................... 93 GT Motor Cars LLC ............................................. 113 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ................................... 189 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. ........................... 137 Hamann Classic Cars, LLC .................................. 105 Heacock Classic ................................................... 191 Heritage Classics ...................................................111 Huntingridge Motors Inc. ..................................... 173 Hyman, LTD ........................................................... 38 Intercity Lines ......................................................... 53 JC Taylor ............................................................... 151 Kevin Kay Restorations ......................................... 12 Kidston .................................................................... 15 Leake Auction Company ...................................... 149 Legendary Motorcar Company ............................ 161 Lory Lockwood .................................................... 153 Lovin’ My Car ...................................................... 175 Lucky Collector Car Auctions .............................. 157 Luxury Brokers International ...........................20–21 Luxury Lease Partners, LLC .................................. 65 Macy’s Garage Ltd. .............................................. 160 McCollister’s Auto Transport ................................. 55 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center .............................. 37 Mershon’s World Of Cars..................................... 169 MetroVac ................................................................ 69 Misselwood Concours d’Elegance ....................... 147 New England Auto Auction ................................. 159 Northwest European ............................................. 155 Passport Transport ................................................ 131 Paul Russell and Company................................... 167 PCarMarket ........................................................... 163 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ...................... 58 Prince Vintage, LTD. ............................................ 115 Putnam Leasing .................................................... 192 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd..................................... 143 Raleigh Classic Car Auctions ...........................18–19 RCC MOTORS .................................................... 121 Reliable Carriers ................................................... 101 RM Sotheby’s ....................................................... 4–5 RMD bvba .............................................................. 63 Ronald McDonald House ..................................... 139 Russo and Steele LLC ...........................................8-9 SCM Anniversary Tour ........................................ 189 Scott Grundfor Company ..................................... 170 St Bernard Church ................................................ 145 Streetworks Exotics ................................................ 44 Symbolic International ........................................... 23 The Creative Workshop .......................................... 47 The Stable, Ltd. .................................................... 107 The Werk Shop ..................................................... 164 Tony Labella Classic Cars .................................... 144 Torque Classic Cars ................................................ 35 VanDerBrink Auctions ......................................... 179 Vermont Barns ...................................................... 171 Vintage Car Law ................................................... 154 Vintage Motors of Sarasota .................................. 123 Vintage Rallies ...................................................... 173 Watchworks .......................................................... 180 WeatherTech ........................................................... 73 West Coast Classics, LLC .................................... 181 White Post Restorations ....................................... 169 Worldwide Group ................................................. 2–3 36 Light-Hand Drive by Larry Trepel more I think about it. Luke was my age. Please continue to send us updates if you feel up to it. It is very inspiring to see how such a large hit on life can be dealt with if you have the right attitude. We are pulling for a steady recovery so you can enjoy many more years doing what you like to do. Keep fighting and working hard! I’m sure it’ll pay off. — Brad Briscoe, VP Operations, AeroTEC Inc. Keith Martin responds: Brad, thanks for your note. I’m getting back to full health quickly. I now walk around — with the temporary use of a cane — and I’m back behind the wheel — and at SCM World Headquarters. As you noted, fighting and working hard are key…. THIS is Why 0628 Didn’t Bring More To the Editor: Why did 0628 not bring more than 22-and-some-million dollars at the December 2018 RM Sotheby’s auction? (March 2018, “Race Profile,” p. 74) The reason may not be the somewhat-mixed career of 1956 Ferrari 290 MM chassis 0628 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, Chassis 0628 compared with the five earlier Tipo 520 chassis — two 4-cylinder cars and three 12-cylinder cars. Indeed, 0628 was born as a 4-cylinder and was modified to a 12-cylinder later on. But the reason, in my opinion, is that the 1957 Sebring Phil Hill/Wolfgang von Trips (DNF) configuration chosen for the car is less significant than the configuration for the Stirling Moss victories at Nassau. On top of that, the (Ferrari Classiche) restoration shows some errors, notably with the side vents. — Antoine Prunet, via email ♦ Sports Car Market Remi Dargegen ©2018, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg The Reborn A. Lange & Söhne Of all of the watch brands that have been reborn, A. Lange & Söhne has a marvelously compelling story. Ferdinand Adolph Lange started making watches in Glashütte, Germany — a small city in the Saxony region near Dresden. Within a few years, Lange became Germany’s most prestigious watch concern (there were few competitors outside of Switzerland and Great Britain). Lange crafted simple and complex pocket watches — mostly for the German, Austrian, Prussian and Russian markets. Their most complicated pocket watch, built around 1904, featured a heavy, 18k-gold-covered case that displayed the time — and a perpetual calendar with moon-phase indication. The watch also boasted minute repeater and split-second chronograph functions. An example was sold a few years ago at auction for just shy of $1 million. During the 1930s through World War II, Lange & Söhne made the best of a dwindling market for prestige watches. The severe worldwide depresDetails Production date: Current Best place to display one: The quality and exclusiveness of this watch bring to mind the owner of something quite unique, such as a Zagato-bodied Ace Bristol; I wish I knew such an individual. Ratings for modern version ( is best): Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Web: www.alange-soehne.com/en/ timepieces/family-saxonia Neat Stuff by Jim Pickering DIY Mini If you grew up in the 1980s, you built things out of LEGOs — and there’s no reason to stop now. LEGO’s Creator series offers a number of brick replica cars, including a Mini Cooper Mk VII, a Ford Mustang fastback, the James Bond Aston Martin DB5, a Volkswagen bus, and more. Most of these kits include over 1,000 pieces and are meant for builders over the age of 16 — just the thing to soak up the rest of those rainy spring nights before car-show season hits. Check out the kits at shop.lego.com. Prices start around $100. 40 sion — and political upheaval of the region — cut into business. Lange & Söhne made instruments for military use, including navigational chronometers and pilots’ wristwatches. As the dust of World War II settled, Germany was divided into West German and East Germany. Glashütte became part of the Soviet bloc, and the building of prestige time pieces for wealthy individuals and royalty was not in the five-year plan. However, the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and Germany was reunited in 1990. Walter Lange, great grandson of Ferdinand, then returned to Glashütte and with the right mix of vision, funding and expertise, re-established the family business. The first offering, made in either plati- num or gold, was introduced in 1994 and given the name Lange 1. This watch immediately won rave re- views for its austere beauty and the unique calendar system, which allowed the date display to appear many times larger than a typical calendar display. The watch shown in the illustration is the Saxonia — a later introduction. With a 36-mm case crafted of 18k rose gold, this manually wound, mechanicalmovement watch has the immediate feel of quality, combined with refined simplicity in the hand. It is heavy without being chunky, and it is generous without being oversized. The plates of the movement, shown through the rear display crystal, are made of German silver rather than brass, which offers a silvery-yellowish cast. The watch also is produced with a three-quarter-plate design, with jewel settings in rose gold — affixed with blued-steel screws. This marvelous watch is executed in the same manner that Lange’s historic pocket watches were made, giving it a wonderful authenticity. The silvered dial features black Arabic numerals, a subsidiary second hand — and little else, adding to the austere gravitas of the time piece. With a retail price of $14,800, it is more affordable than less-unique brands. Lange & Söhne’s slogan is “State of the Art Tradition,” which, to me, is not very inspiring. However, Walter Lange’s personal catchphrase is much more so: “There’s something one should expect not only of a watch but also of oneself: to never stand still.” The entire watch industry needed a dose of Walter Lange’s passion and energy prior to his 2017 death at the age of 92. Air F enjo clas and streaking is a constant issue — particularly on darker colors. The solution is to eliminate residual water after you wash, and that’s where Metrovac comes in. Their Air Force Blaster Sidekick is just the ticket for expelling water from hardto-reach areas such as the mirrors, grille, door jambs, lights and more. The Sidekick is small in size but big in power, sporting a 1.3-hp motor that pushes 18,000 feet of air per minute. It comes with a 14-inch power cord, several attachments, and a foam filter. Get it for $119.99 at www.metrovacworld.com. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Legacy of Justice: An American Family Story by Tom Madigan and Ed Justice, Jr., 496 pages, ejje, $90 (Amazon) For three car-crazy boys growing up in Kansas during the Depression, dreams focused on the world of midget racing. Their bedroom wall became an ever-expanding shrine to the Saturday-night bullring racers of the time, their backyard tinkering all aimed at their own racing dreams. Their first brush with midget racing, from the grandstand, led to a quick re-evaluation of the dream, but it didn’t stop the brothers, especially Zeke and Ed, from continuing to terrorize their small Midwestern town in cars and on motorcycles, daring the fates with each new dawn. After the end of World War II, with experience as an airplane mechanic, Ed Justice took Route 66 to Los Angeles, winding up in Santa Monica, surrounded by palm trees in the epicenter of car culture. Zeke soon made the trip as well, and he used his mechanical skills and Ed’s connections to become the first employee of Frank Kurtis in the Kurtis-Kraft shop, building midgets and Indianapolis 500 entries. Finally, with the addition of Gus Justice, the eldest brother, they jumped on an opportunity to represent Wynn’s Friction Proofing oil additives, and quickly built the company. What never changed was their passion for racing, and they used racing sponsorship to build their brand (before that was a thing) and stay involved in the sport. Along the way, they became friends and partners with some of the biggest names in the sport, in everything from NASCAR to Indy to drag racing to speedway motorcycles. If it raced, the Justice Brothers and their sponsorship dollars were probably involved. Legacy of Justice is a detailed family history, beginning with learning to sell anything under the tutelage of their fast-talking auctioneer father. It follows them from Kansas to California, to Florida and then back to California, from building race cars to building a thriving business that also built their reputations as some of racing’s biggest supporters. Provenance: Ed Justice Jr. and automotive author Tom Madigan go deep on Justice family history, a family saga that Ed Jr. has continued. Fit and finish: Maybe the highlight of the book is the photography, with behind-the-scenes images from racetracks and shops around America, all beautifully printed and showcased in a clean design. Drivability: The history of the Justice Brothers is also the history of a business, but Madigan and Justice chose not to spend all that much time on the workings of the business itself in Legacy. For them, the story is all about the intersection of the three brothers with racing, in all its forms. At times it can be an odd lens, a feeling like you are reading the history of the Super Bowl as told by and about the involvement of Coke or Pepsi. But it’s also a charming story of supporting players who were always there to support the stars. It’s also an uplifting tale of a close-knit family who shared the love of a sport. ♦ 42 Sports Car Market


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Affordable Classic Porsche 924 The Overlooked Porsche — So Far These are fun cars, but paying a low price for a marginal 924 might be the worst decision you make all year by Jeff Zurschmeide 1988 Porsche 924 S — the most desirable variant — sold for $21,280 at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction Trace Taylor ©2018, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s in one of the last affordable Porsches. A An inauspicious beginning When the 924 arrived for the 1977 model year, it replaced the lackluster 914 2.0 and the 912E as Porsche’s entry-level offering. The U.S.-spec 924 offered 94 horsepower, which was 10 more than the last 914 or 912, but it carried no risk of cannibalizing sales of the 157-hp 911. The biggest news was obvious. For the first time ever there was a Porsche with a wet engine in the front. However, it was a tepid Audi-sourced 2.0liter 4-cylinder. Would existing Porsche customers accept such an apostate design, or would this sports car attract new customers to the brand? The first 924s arrived with a 4-speed manual or a 3-speed automatic transaxle, located in the rear. The transaxle design gave the 924 excellent balance, but the car was also fitted (some might say saddled) with rear drum brakes. The first 924s struggled to a 0–60 mph time of about 12.5 seconds. With ho-hum performance and enough Audi rings stamped on the car to question its parentage, the 924 seemed destined to remain in the shadow of “real” Porsches. Management got the message early, and before 1977 was over, the 924 was updated to a higher compression ratio that yielded 110 horsepower and a 0–60 mph time of about 11.2 seconds, according to Porsche’s sales literature. A 5-speed transaxle became optional during 1978 and was standard for 1979. 46 Details Years produced: 1977–82, 1987–88 Price when new: $9,395 (1977) to $24,935 (1988) Number produced: 150,000 (including Turbo and 924S) Current SCM Median Valuation: $5,500 to $8,500 Pros: Fun, maintainable, relatively cheap Cons: Slow, disrespected Best place to drive one: Porsche Club track day Worst place to drive one: Next to a 944 A typical owner is: Wishing for a Cayman s a rule, it’s the overlooked cars that make the best Affordable Classics. That’s certainly the case with the Porsche 924. The more-developed 944 that came along later has completely overshadowed Porsche’s first watercooled car. It’s well past time to take another look and find the appeal and the value The 924 Turbo The first 924 Turbo (931) cars also appeared in 1979, offering 143 horsepower and a 9.3-second 0–60 mph time according to Porsche’s sales brochure. A spoiler and a few other cues distinguish the Turbo models from the basic 924. A mid-cycle refresh for 1981 boosted engine output to 149 horsepower. For those looking for the ultimate 924, there was a limited-production turbocharged 924 Carrera GT produced in 1980 for the 1981 model year. Only 406 were made, and these included wider front fenders like a 944 and some plastic flares to cover larger wheels and tires in the rear. The engine produced 210 horsepower, and special brakes and suspension were also included. None of the Carrera GTs were ever officially imported to the United States, but they’re a mainstay of the 924 collector scene today — and can fetch six figures at auction. The revival In 1983, Porsche brought out the 944 and discontinued the 924 in America — while continuing 924 production for Europe. The 924 came back for a revival in 1987–88 as the 924 S. This car featured the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter engine and drivetrain from the 944, boasting 147 horsepower in 1987 and 158 horsepower in 1988. The 1987 Porsche sales brochure stated a 0–60 mph time of 8.3 seconds for the 924 S, and the 1988 documentation claimed 8.0 seconds. Over the course of the two-year revival, Porsche sold 9,137 units of the 924 S in America. Which 924 should you buy? As a rule, newer is better with cars from the 1970s and 1980s. Sports Car Market


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their instrumented tests, shaving several seconds off the official times. Looking through the SCM Platinum Auction Database, sales of basic 924s are few, because those are Craigslist cars rather than auction material. Later 924 S models in good shape can range from Highs and lows: 1980 Porsche 924 Carrera GT coupe (left), sold for $49,904 in 2013, and a 1982 Porsche 924 coupe, a no-sale on a high bid of $5,000 in 2011 There’s no reason to think a 924 would be an exception to that rule. With each passing year, the 924 got better. More engine power, better brakes and tougher transaxles all came along. The 924 S, with its well-developed drivetrain, is the best choice of all. Because most 924s have been neglected over the decades, finding the right car is critical. Turbo models should be carefully checked out before purchase. Asking prices can range as high as $5,000 for a well-kept 924 on the general market — and more than that for a Turbo. It bears saying that paying a low price for any 924 may be the worst decision you make all year. Why should you want this car? The rap on the 924 was always that it was far more expensive than its performance warranted. Contemporary small-bore competitors, such as the Alfa Romeo Spider, Fiat 124 Spider, Mazda RX-7 and Datsun 280ZX offered comparable performance for dramatically less money. Yet time has been extremely kind to the 924 design. It looks better than a 280ZX today, and simple survival often bestows a respectability that wasn’t forthcoming when a car was new. There’s also good reason to think that Porsche intentionally and substantially under- stated the 924’s performance. Car & Driver magazine got a basic 924 to 60 mph in 8.8 seconds in 1979, and Road & Track got a 1980 924 Turbo up to speed in 7.7 seconds in $7,370 (SCM# 6799790) up to $34,416 (SCM# 6853691). Realistically, you don’t want to buy anything but a 924 S — unless you’re prepared to write a big check for a Carrera GT. What you’ll get for your money is a sports car that most people haven’t seen on the road in decades. Even the high-priced 924 S models are affordable enough to make them a fun daily driver or a track-day car. Plus you still get that Porsche badge on the hood, and that’s worth something. ♦ June 2019 47


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Collecting Thoughts Amelia Island Roundup Youngtimers, Brass Era Cars and Predictability Three of SCM’s auction experts found little drama — except with the rise of modern cars and a pedal-to-the-metal Brass Era sale 1904 Peerless Type 8 Style K 24HP Four-Cylinder King of Belgium, a $698,000 sale and one of the Brass Era triumphs for Bonhams at Amelia Island Editor’s Note: We asked our expert panel — Simon Kidston, Stephen Serio and Jim Pickering — for their thoughts after Arizona Auction Week (April 2019, p. 54). Now we’re asking what they learned at Amelia Island. Brass Era Cars Surprise Stephen Serio, president and owner of Aston Martin of New England/Lotus Motorsports Inc.: Arizona and Amelia Island: The results and patterns seem to remain the same with little drama or surprises — mostly. Year-to-year comparisons among the big three players Bonhams/Gooding/RM Sotheby’s for 2018 vs. 2019 remain fine, albeit with slightly lower average-dollar results per lot. I’m afraid that more units doesn’t equate to better profitability. Hit replay on Spotify. Gross numbers, sell-through rates and no-reserve offerings prove the buyers are there and the sellers are being realistic. No one is jumping off tall buildings — the song remains the same. The major difference for me when looking back at the weekend in the sun was the lack of frenzied buildup and the true pause/halt in the constant “What will happen?” haranguing that preceded Arizona from buyers, sellers, dealers, hobbyists, bloggers and influencers. Really, for the most part, the results were dead predictable, with the exception of the well-sold pre-war offerings — good on you, Bonhams! As a bonus factoid, the pre-war rigs were not just sold to octogenar- ians who remembered them from their youth, which is kinda cool. It is always good to see younger enthusiasts broadening their collections. These sales also — once again — proved the unrepeatable offering is the way to go for excitement. I also think every pre-war collector in North America made the ef- 48 fort to be present. Porschephiles of all shapes and sizes descend on Amelia for what has become a benchmark weekend for their favorite marque. Perhaps the one new takeaway that I’d hedge on is the slow shift away from low-mileage, late-model “Limited Edition” 911s bringing bigger measurable premiums. I think that prom is now winding down a bit, and the incoming hangover is dulling the lingering excitement. The Jan Koum Collection at Gooding & Company all sold by virtue of their no-reserve commitment, but it was a bit of a ho-hum moment. Missed the peak by that much. Personally, I prefer a 911R with a radio and a bit of a/c. More to the point, I’m not buying into the notion that these “delete” items add to your experience of owning the cars any more than I’m buying into staring at my “driven only 35 miles” supercar in my living room as a modern Mecca prayer corner for all things Ferry Porsche. So now I can’t drive my 500-bhp trophy without instantly wiping away the premium I paid for it? So I must light candles around it and chant? Seems silly when the best enjoyment is replacing tires as you’ve worn them down to the belts creating memories and experiences. I’d rather replace brake pads than rosary beads. I don’t think I’m alone. And, frankly, there might be too many limited-edition 911s. Anything built as a collectible proves in time that it isn’t. It’s time to light some white sage and burn that moment away — who’s with me? Finally, Amelia lacked the excitement of a handful of true master- pieces getting sold. No real trophy moments to watch. There was palpable lack of centerpiece offerings, and this may speak volumes about how hard it is for auction companies to find halo cars right now. I still see breathtaking cars sold privately, so they’re trading hands and that part of the market is strong. Let’s see what gets brought to market publicly during Monterey Car Week. Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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Collecting Thoughts Amelia Island Roundup A Generational Shift Jim Pickering, Sports Car Market Managing Editor: This year’s Amelia Island Auctions were business as usual — at first glance. Total sales were nearly dead-even year-over-year — the $500k boost for 2019 isn’t really enough of a factor to be able to point to movement, but it’s always good news when things remain solid overall. To me, the biggest news wasn’t so much the headline cars on offer — or the addition of new auction houses From the Boulton Collection: 1911 Pierce-Arrow Model 48 Suburban, sold for $207,200 at Bonhams on Amelia Island Brass Era Cars and Youngtimers Simon Kidston, founder, Kidston S.A.: Amelia Island doesn’t follow the crowd, which is why everyone loves it. The cars in the concours, the judging, the overall atmosphere — Bill Warner’s friendly, unpretentious enthusiasm pervades this Floridian celebration of everything four-wheeled and fun. The same goes for the auctions. No headlining Le Mans-podium Ferraris, eight-figure Duesenbergs or negative-mileage McLaren F1s. The biggest-ticket item on offer all weekend was a Bugatti Type 57SC Tourer restored in the “my guy did it the way I like it” style of Once Upon A Time In Collecting. It went home in the same ownership despite bids north of $5 million (estimate: $6 million–$7.5 million). Tellingly, the top seller was a “mere” garden variety Ferrari 275 GTB at $2.2 million, fresh from a big-name restoration. The days of a British billionaire arriving in his jet, snapping up a California Spyder and 400 Superamerica before flying back, seemed far, far away. Like Scottsdale returning to its blue-collar roots (April 2019, p. 54), Amelia Island is drifting away from the speculator boom and back to its gauntlets-and-goggles style. Think rear-entrance tonneaus, whitewall tires, polished brass serpent horns and engines started on a handle — not a laptop. Bonhams set the opening tone with the Don C. Boulton Collection, priced to sell and helped by auctioneer Malcolm Barber’s old-school Barnum & Bailey showmanship, which kept the mood light and brisk. More than one European cynic was impressed as 70-year-plus bidders fought for pre-World War I gems that the late Mr. Boulton assembled over a lifetime. “Anyone who matters in Brass Era collecting will be here or on the phone,” commented a veteran observer, prompting us to wonder if history will repeat itself in another 20 years, with tomorrow’s septuagenarians buying cars from collectors in heaven. These are my five takeaways from Amelia 2019: 1. Fast-forward a generation, and will the kids of today remember family adventures in Dad’s paint-to-sample Porsche 911 GT3? Unlikely, but there’s life in Brass Era collectors yet. 2. Amelia isn’t elitist, and Great War jalopies sold side-by-side with 1990s Youngtimers. 3. The froth has subsided: Anything ordinary needs help to sell, so if you’re hoping to ring the bell with a Retail Red Dino or Washing Machine White 2.7 RS, ask yourself why a buyer needs yours. 4. Cash is king today if you’re solvent and swift. You’d be scoffed at expecting to buy a fiberglass Ferrari 308 GTB for under $110k, but someone did. The “barn find” last Ferrari 250 GT built was another example, snapped up for $335k — and back on the market already at $425k. Opportunistic bidders are in the driving seat right now. 5. Crunch the numbers, and the market’s surprisingly consistent: total 2019 sales witnessed (for the Big Three) were $75.8m vs. $76.5m last year. The percentage sold below low estimate was 69% (68% in 2018) and sold below mid-estimate was 82% (83% in 2018). 50 Sales such as the $174k 1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo at RM Sotheby’s hint at a market shift toward a younger demographic Sports Car Market to the mix. I was most interested in the later-model cars in Amelia’s auction lineups. There were more cars from the late 1980s to the mid-2000s than I’ve ever seen before at high-end auctions. Maybe it’s all tied into RM Sotheby’s Youngtimer Collection — and the heavy buzz around those cars. That said, stuff that is hot among young, “unsophisticated” car people jumped into the high-end-auction limelight. Consider these cars: The ’99 Trans Am that Gooding & Company sold for $36k. Or how about the ’94 Twin Turbo Supra that RM Sotheby’s sold for $173,600, or the ’96 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo that made $54,200, or the ’93 Mazda RX-7 that sold for $50,400 or the ’05 NSX that sold at $128,800? These were big numbers for these models. More importantly, that these cars were even on offer at these high-end auctions should key us all into a generational shift. Gen X is here, and they want their own car market — or maybe the car market is just starting to look at Gen X’s cars in a new way. In any case, Gen X cars are the new hot market segment. Frankly, I think it’s been a long time coming. We may look back on this Amelia Island week as a moment of change. It takes more than one event to set a trend, but RM Sotheby’s has sold its ’80s and ’90s offerings all over the world for months now. These sales probably mark a fundamental shift in interest — or at least a new market segment. Next Gen cars are joining the other segments, such as Brass Era, Full Classics — and sports cars from the 1950s through the 1970s. The flip side to all this was the number of Full Classics that also appeared at auction, and yes, some of them did very well, too. And how about all those Brass Era cars at Bonhams? There’s clearly room in the market for many genres, but just how much room is still anyone’s guess. How many buyers are hot for a Supra versus a Duesenberg? I’d venture a guess that it isn’t the same people bidding on both cars, and I find myself wondering where we go from here. Will Full Classics continue to do well into the future as these newer collectors start to steer the market further into the 1980s and 1990s? I think that’s a great source of debate — and it’s something to watch closely as we round the bend into Monterey this August. ♦ Courtesy of Bonhams Darin Schnabel ©2019, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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Legal Files John Draneas and Mike Shoemaker The Stealth Claim Loss of use can be a powerful claim when your collector car is damaged and needs significant repairs Is this logical? From a practical perspective, one of these vehicles is just as good as the other. So why won’t people buy the damaged and repaired car for the same price as the undamaged one? The reason must not reside in the vehicles themselves, because equally pristine cars would not result in favoritism. The answer must, and indeed does, lie apart from the physical vehicles themselves. The value of any object rests not in the ob- ject itself, but in the minds of the sellers and buyers. Remember when ’57 Chevy Bel Airs were worth $100,000? It was only a few years back. Today, good luck getting anywhere near that amount for the same car. Cars do go in and out of fashion, and their values change because the market is willing to pay more or less for the same car. You could make the argument that changing demographics and such trigger the change, but that’s really a stretch. The truth is that the market simply reflects You can be compensated for loss of use of your vehicle while it’s away being repaired “ L egal Files” has written many times about the concept of diminished value — where even a perfectly repaired car is still worth less than it was before the damage occurred. This month, I’m enlisting the help of Mike Shoemaker, a Houston-based attorney who conducts a national practice representing car and aircraft owners when their vehicles have been damaged in crashes and casualties. Shoemaker will give us a new spin on this subject. But first, a little refresher on diminished value. What is diminished value? Let’s say you are looking at two identical Porsche 911 GT3 RS cars (same year, model, color and options), both offered for sale at $250,000. They both look and drive great, but you discover that one of them had been moderately damaged — but perfectly repaired so that it was just as good a vehicle as the other Porsche that had never been damaged. Which one would you buy? Almost everyone would buy the undamaged Porsche, for various reasons: How do we know that the damaged Porsche was perfectly repaired and will stand the test of time? Will the buyer care when you decide to sell it? Ten times out of 10, the buyer will choose the undamaged car — it’s the same money, so why take any chances? Buy the one that has never been damaged for $250,000. Or you can offer less for the one that was damaged. Pay $200,000 and take your chances. After all, it was repaired so well that you can’t tell. It drives the same, and five or 10 years from now, no one may care very much. The $50,000 differential illustrates the diminished value of the mod- erately damaged and perfectly repaired Porsche. Although the two cars are essentially the same to the casual ob- server, and they both drive the same, one is worth $50,000 less than the other. This is the economic theory and reality of diminished value. 52 people’s preferences at any point in time. Is that logical? The answer is it doesn’t have to be. To establish market value for anything, all that has to happen is for a willing buyer and seller to arrive at a sales price. The motivations may be — and often are — entirely illogical. But because logic or the lack thereof doesn’t affect the validity of the sales price, it doesn’t affect the market value of the vehicle. The market perceives the damaged-and-repaired car as being worth less. That perception makes it worth less. That perception may be illogical, but it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that the market perceives that the 911 is worth $50,000 less after its damage and repair. The $50,000 loss is real, and it is recoverable as part of your damage claim. A new twist So let’s say you’re out on a dark and stormy night, driving your Ferrari 458 Speciale back from the Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, TX. Suddenly, from out of nowhere, a pickup sideswipes you. You’re not hurt, but there’s more than a little damage to your car. You exchange information including insurance. You expect the other driver’s insurance to pay for the damages. You’re going to find out that it’s not that simple. After your vehicle is towed to an authorized Ferrari repair facility, the repair manager tells you that repairs will cost $60,000. The repair manager is a pretty savvy guy, and he tells you that isn’t the whole story — you have two other losses. He refers you to an attorney who handles motor vehicle property-damage issues. The attorney explains that you have three claims as a result of the accident: • The cost of the repair of your Ferrari. • The diminished value of your Ferrari after the repair. • Compensation for the loss of use of your vehicle. Loss of use The attorney asks you whether you will need to rent another car while your Ferrari is repaired. You respond, “Don’t worry about that. I Sports Car Market


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only drive the Ferrari once in a while, and I have other cars available for daily use. I don’t need a rental car.” The attorney says, “Good. That means you will have a clean claim for loss of use.” You ask, “What’s loss of use?” The attorney explains that loss of use claims are “stealth claims” because most car owners and attorneys don’t know they exist. The law compensates an owner for the loss of use of a vehicle, even if the owner doesn’t rent another car. The amount of the claim is determined by multiplying the number of days that an owner loses use of a vehicle by the rental value of the vehicle. Best of all, insurance policies routinely cover loss of use as part of the coverage for property damage. Think about it. Ferraris often take 150 to 180 days to repair, mostly due to how long it takes to get parts from Italy. In your case, a car in the same class as your Ferrari rents for about $1,000 per day. If your Ferrari is out of commission for 150 days, that’s a $150,000 loss-of-use claim. That dwarfs the repair and diminishedvalue claims. Too good to be true? This sure sounds like a “too good to be true” situation. If your Ferrari had not been damaged, you would have driven it, what, maybe 10 days out of those 150 days? To a reasonable person, that would make it no more than a $10,000 loss. Oddly enough, the Supreme Court of Texas, for example, has not seen it that way. The Texas Court has held that loss-of-use damages are recoverable for the full time you are unable to use your car — even if you would not have actually driven it during that time. So with a straight face, you can make a $150,000 loss-of-use claim in this example. That’s a far larger claim than the $60,000 repair claim — as well as the diminished-value claim of a similar amount. Wait, it goes further Let’s go another step. Say that your Ferrari was totally destroyed and the insurance company just writes you a check for the full value of the Ferrari. Do you still have a loss-of-use claim? Traditionally, no. But that all changed in 2016, when the Texas Supreme Court held that an owner could be compensated for the loss of use of personal property that had been totally destroyed. The court held that loss-of-use damages could be recovered for the time reasonably needed to replace the property. The stealth claim for loss of use just got stealthier. We all know that you can’t just walk into the nearest dealer and buy an- other vehicle just like your totaled Ferrari. It takes time to search the market to find one that looks good, have it inspected, transported to you, etc. Say that all of that, quite reasonably, takes 90 days. That leaves you with a $90,000 loss-of-use claim (90 days x $1,000/day rental value). A useful twist Loss of use can be a powerful claim when your collector car is dam- aged and needs significant repairs. Given the high rental value of our cars, loss of use may be the largest claim we have. Granted, it may be difficult to stand firm and demand the value of every single day that you can’t drive a car you wouldn’t have driven very much anyway. However, the presence of the loss-of-use claim will certainly give you negotiation leverage on the damage and diminished-value claims, leading to an overall fair result. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. MICHAEL “MIKE” N. SHOEMAKER is an attorney in Houston, TX. He can be reached through www. MikesLawPractice.com. Their comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. June 2019 53


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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne Use It or Lose It? A restored car can always be re-restored or repaired, so why not drive it and really get to know it? original is one of the newest: a 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 5-speed manual. But this car had the front and rear bumper fascias repainted to re- pair parking scuffs. The alloy wheels will be refinished because the clearcoat is delaminating. If I were to be truly fastidious, the annoying peeling gray paint that Mercedes quite inexplicably put over the natural black vinyl of the dashboard and console should also be redone. More original than my ’99 SLK is my 1987 Fiat Panda 750CL. With very low mileage from new, it was owned by the proverbial “little old lady from Bergamo, Italy.” The dashboard is covered in St. Christopher medals and one of Bergamo’s own Pope John XXIII. They obviously did a great job of protecting not only her but her beloved Panda as well. To find a humble utilitaria — a basic economy car — that traveled fewer than 66,500 km, or 41,300 miles, in 29 years is a wonder. But when that car is also in nearly perfect condition inside and out, it is a true miracle. We used the Panda as our everyday car in Italy for three years, and it A humble utilitaria and excellent daily driver — 1987 Fiat Panda 750CL I was fortunate enough to be invited back to the Revs Institute’s “Meaningful Car” Symposium as a faculty member in March of this year. You will hear more about the symposium in a coming issue of SCM, but one of the sessions sparked the thoughts that led to this column. It was titled “Use It or Lose It: The Role of Use in Automobile Preservation.” It made me think of how I engage with my cars — and how I advise my clients to drive their cars. As I’ve written here before, most of the cars I’ve owned through the decades have been what I would describe as “well presented driver-quality.” I’ve restored a few of my cars to national concours condition and at least one to international level. I’ve planned, managed and supervised many top-level restorations in Italy and the United States for clients. Just about all of these cars, as my cars, ended up being driven more than shown. Too perfect to drive? Some owners lament that their restored cars are too perfect to drive. In some cases, the car cost so much to restore that they couldn’t imagine risking it on the road. I confess that I’ve never understood that logic, as a vehicle that has been restored can always be repaired or re-restored in case of damage. This is, of course, not the case with a car that is substantially un- restored, original or completely preserved. Any repair to surfaces and materials created when the vehicle was new involves the erasure of actual history. Here is where I make the fully expected statement of what might be called “unconventional wisdom.” I might argue that, with the exception of the few truly preserved vehicles, all cars which have been driven more than a hundred miles or several hundred kilometers will likely have already had some sort of intervention that renders them no longer “original” in the strictest sense. Ongoing maintenance Where do you draw the line between acceptable and unacceptable use of an unrestored vehicle? In my very small collection, there are four cars that have not been restored. Not surprisingly, one of the most 54 was terrific in town and on long trips. I never gave a thought to its condition when parking it — in the Italian manner — in any small corner available on the street or while negotiating the narrow space between the stone pillars of our basement garage. Now that it’s with me here in the United States, its unusual nature and rarity on this side of the ocean have me looking at it in a slightly different way. I am more aware of the giant SUVs that surround me on the road and where I park on a trip to Starbucks or Staples. The other two cars in the garage are studies in contrasts. My 1960 Fiat 1500 OSCA Pinin Farina coupe and my 1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 Super show alternative approaches to the challenge of dealing with an unrestored car. I bought the Fiat from a Monaco dealer’s stand at the Auto e Moto d’Epoca show in Padova, Italy. I had always wanted one of the rare coupes, one of 300 built, sold directly by Pinin Farina to the public, outside of the Fiat organization. It immediately caught my eye with its shiny silver paint. On closer examination — and after inspecting the largely original interior and underhood area — I soon realized that it was a fairly quick respray over tired, faded paint. The Alfa, on the other hand, is completely original inside and still wears 70% to 80% of its original paint after 62 years. That paint is scarred, shows some cracking and fading — and obvious areas of old repair and overpainting. While many people walk up to the Fiat and compliment its presentation, this rarely happens with the Alfa. Yet a part of me wishes that I had had the opportunity to see the Fiat before the evidence of its life had been covered with the new finish. I drive them both with enthusiasm and abandon — the Alfa did the California Mille and the SCM 1000 last year, and it served as my everyday driver for the month in Monterey. The Fiat has been used a bit less, but I have been driving it quite regu- larly during the last few months. It will be this year’s mount for the SCM 1000 in July and then serve duty as daily fashionable driver in Monterey in August. I have no intention of “improving” the cosmetics of the Alfa, but I will have some small areas of corrosion in the sills repaired. I am likely to revisit the Fiat’s paint — it doesn’t satisfy, and more importantly, the car doesn’t tell the consistent story I like to see. It will be repainted, more carefully this time, and some of the bright trim will be repaired and polished. The interior will remain as original as possible, with some re-stuffing of the seats and replacement of some incorrect handles. I will continue to use the cars as I want to, and only think of how they can be best maintained in the most sympathetic manner possible. In that way I hope I can do my best to use — but not lose. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Drivers Ed Paul Hageman A Collector’s Legacy — Part I When I see a car locked away in static display, it’s like seeing an animal at the zoo. I can’t help but think of it as unfair — to both the car and me! Yes, a lot of that has to do with the value of the cars these days and the risks we’re willing to take as owners, but the underlying phenomenon is that most of the great cars are ending up in fewer, larger collections. I’m not pointing fingers as though someone is to blame. I assure you, if I had the means, I’d be hoarding too. Regardless, where the cars end up should be of importance to all of us. In my lifetime, the way in which we experience collector cars will change. One of the best parts of this hobby is that we can attend events and see the cars out in daylight at the various concours and driving events. Drawing on a similar collectible — for the car enthusiasts who are lucky enough to have driven a variety of cars, we get an experience that a piece of art, for example, cannot provide. That said, visiting art museums is a joy to me. I’m always grateful to the collectors and donors who have made it possible for me to see works of art that I truly appreciate but might not otherwise have the opportunity to see in person. Still, there is a big difference between an art collection and a car collection. Seeing art in a museum allows everyone the same visual pleasure. Simply speaking, there’s nothing to do beyond look. With cars, it’s different. When I see a car locked away in static dis- play, it’s like seeing an animal at the zoo. I can’t help but think of it as unfair — to both the car and me! But don’t mistake these sentiments as disinterest in car museums. As some readers may know, I spent a short time working at the Louwman Museum in The Hague. Working beside Evert Louwman during the opening of the museum The Collier Collection and Revs Institute is always an incredible place to visit — and it’s open to the public! T he recent Revs Symposium panel discussion on a collector’s legacy has really kept me thinking. I’ve arrived at the notion that a collector’s legacy has two main facets: The quality of the collection. What he or she chooses to do with their collection when they’re gone. The first is a relatively simple one — we often remember collectors by the type and quality of car they collect. One’s reputation as a collector can have an influence on the value of the cars in that collection — positively or negatively. Similarly, though perhaps less so, the way we care for our cars has a lasting effect as well. One may be remembered for having ruined a significant preservation car by way of restoration — or for damaging a historically important car while racing. Of course, many collectors are known for properly preserving important cars. The second facet, the legacy of a collection upon the passing of the collector, is a subject I often feel some conflict about. Now, it’s not my place to criticize what one chooses to do with their belongings. But as we begin to take our car collecting much more seriously, I believe the current generation of collectors will have a greater impact on the future of the hobby than any before. Fewer — and larger — collections In the coming decades, I think we will see a more institutional ap- proach to the automobile. And as a byproduct, I believe we will see a greater number of the world’s more significant collector cars find longterm homes in trusts and museums. It’s worth noting that we already see fewer “great” cars at events. 56 allowed me to see how someone can share his or her collection in a hugely generous way. I believe collectors such as Miles Collier and Dr. Fredrick Simeone — and a handful of others — are also fantastic examples of individuals who work to better this hobby through their collections. In stark contrast, however, every time I see a great car go to a big collection, part of me worries it may never come out again. Maybe it just seems counterproductive to my aspirations of one day owning some of these cars. Locking away cars I believe that my generation of enthusiasts will be the most affected by the future of today’s significant collections. Perhaps some will think I’m being naïve — or overlooking the various pragmatic reasons for certain legacy arrangements — but the concept of a lasting trust that keeps collections together frustrates me. It also strikes me as a bit selfish. As collectors, the turnover of cars is a necessity to the building of a collection. But what’s best for collectors (and me) isn’t necessarily what’s best for the cars. I do know some cars that have been better preserved by decades in a museum. I strongly believe we all have a duty to an individual car beyond our ownership or lifetime. That said, I also believe cars need an active, caring owner. Furthermore, we have at least some duty to share our cars with other enthusiasts. So are private owners of cars better than institutional ones? I can think of specific arguments for both. So as I continue to contradict myself, to me, the question remains unanswered. Perhaps my current preference is also selfish. To each of us, our legacy means different things. Ideally, our collec- tive legacies have a positive impact on the future of the hobby. And as the not-so-subtle titled hinted — more on this subject next month. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Feature 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Chad Taylor Best of both worlds: Concours de Sport Best of Show went to the 1957 Ferrari 335S (left) from Cavallino Investments, and Concours d’Elegance Best of Show was awarded to the 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn Courier owned by the Keller Collection at the Pyramids Racers, Rock Stars and Custom Bugs The 24th Annual Amelia Island Concours finally won the weather sweepstakes by Carl Bomstead T he 24th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance rolled a fascinating mix of sports, racing and classic cars onto the bucolic Golf Club of Amelia Island fairways on Sunday, March 10. The famed Ritz-Carlton again served as the host hotel. The return to the tra- ditional Sunday was a welcome relief, as in the past two years, inclement weather has has forced the concours committee to do the impossible and move the event to Saturday. The Amelia Island Concours is far more than a one-day car event. The Eight Flag Tour takes place on the preceding Friday, and car clubs and enthusi- asts from all over the Southeast filled the Cars & Coffee on Saturday. In addition, there were auctions galore and two very interesting seminars. The Eight Flags Tour takes many of the cars entered in the concours on a tour of the Island and ends with the cars displayed on the main street in Fernandina Beach for all to enjoy. The tour is named for the number of national flags that have flown over Amelia Island since 1562. The Saturday Cars & Coffee continues to grow, as all are welcome at this no-cost event. Several fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island are covered with car clubs and interesting automobiles of almost every ilk. Of particular interest was the Mercedes-Benz 280G, in Texaco Havoline livery, that Jacky Ickx and Claude Brasseur drove to victory in the 1983 Paris-Dakar Rally. Two interesting semi- Details Plan ahead: The 25th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance weekend is scheduled for March 12–15, 2020. Where: The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island and the Golf Club of Amelia Island Custom Volkswagens were a theme this year, and impact protection certainly wasn’t the goal of the coachwork on this 1969 VW “Wedding Beetle” 60 Number of concours entries: 300 Price: $125 at the gate Web: www.ameliaconcours.org nars were well attended. Ray Evernham conducted “The Unfair Advantage: Racing Around the Rules” and Justin Bell hosted a panel discussion with well-known drivers as they told their stories of Sports Car Market Chad Taylor


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racing the Porsche 962 in IMSA, Group C and Le Mans. Jackie Ickx was this year’s honoree, and his record of six Le Mans victories, multiple Formula One podium finishes, a Can-Am championship — and his win on the Paris-Dakar Rally set him apart in the world of endurance racing. Ickx participated in the Porsche 962 Dynasty Seminar along with several other racing greats. Justin Bell interviewed him at the Mercedes-Benz Gala dinner. Many of Ickx’s former cars were on the field, including a Porsche 936, the car in which he won the 1976 24 Hours of Le Mans. Amelia Island is often called “the racers’ concours” because of founder Bill Warner’s deep background in the sport. However, Amelia is also famous for whimsical classes of cars that we don’t often get a chance to see. This year, “Cars and Rock Stars” brought together the cars and guitars of well-known musicians. Curated by John Oates of Hall and Oates fame, it included many of his personal cars and musical instruments as well as a few belonging to other famous rock stars. He also opened the concours by singing the national anthem. In addition to the traditional classes, there were those for Mercedes-Benz 500K/540K, Blue Train Bentleys, Ferrari SWB Berlinetta, Jaguar XK 120 and Cadillac, celebrating the 110th anniversary of Cadillac’s first Dewar triumph. Custom Volkswagens were presented, and it was surprising how many unique ones were created. Heads of State presented the cars of kings and Award-Winning SCMers at Amelia Island Richard and Karen Atwell — Fredericksburg, TX 1934 Pierce-Arrow 840A convertible coupe Amelia Award — American Classic 1933–1937 Donald Bernstein — Clarks Summit, PA 1934 Lancia Belna Amelia Award — Pre-War European Bill Bloomer — Tacoma, WA 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Best in Class — Sports and GT Cars 1966–1975 Larry Bowman —Woodside, CA 1959 Ferrari 250GT LWB Best in Class — Race Cars 1958–1966 Stephen Brauer — St. Louis, MO 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Best in Class — Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Kim and Stephen Bruno — Boca Raton, FL 1951 Fiat 1400 Vignale cabriolet The FCA Trophy Bill and Becky Bryan — Palm Beach, FL 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX3165 The David E. Davis Jr. Trophy Joe Buzzetta — St. James, NY 1967 Porsche 910 Amelia Award — Race Cars 1967–1983 Bruce Canepa — Scotts Valley, CA 1985 Porsche 962-002 Best in Class — Porsche 962 Miles Collier Collections at The Revs Institute — Naples, FL 1966 Ford GT40 #1049 Best in Class — Cars of Ickx Jan De Reu — Belgium 1955 Fiat 8V Vignale Best in Class — Sports and GT Cars 1955–1959 June 2019 David and Teresa Disiere — Southlake, TX 1948 Delahaye 135M cabriolet Faget-Varnet The Kemp C. Stickney Trophy Rob Dyson — Poughkeepsie, NY 1961 Cooper Climax T54 The Indianapolis Motor Speedway/Tony Hulman Award 1984 Porsche 962-101 The International Motor Sports Association Award Paul and Lauren Fix — Williamsville, NY 1965 Shelby GT350 Best in Class — Sports and GT Cars 1960–1965 Jim and Patty George — Shelby Township, MI 1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V The Connolly Leather Trophy Linda and Paul Gould — Pawling, NY 1947 Delahaye 175 S Cabriolet Dandy Amelia Award — European Custom Coachwork French Jim Grundy — Doylestown, PA 1910 Thomas Flyer 6-70 Flyabout Best in Class — Horseless Carriage 30+ Horsepower Phil Gumpert — Noblesville, IN 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta Best in Class — Mid-Engine William Heinecke — Bangkok, Thailand 1959 Ferrari 250GT SWB Bertone Amelia Award — Ferrari 250 SWB Loren and Jody Hulber — Macungie, PA 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Club Coupe The Claude Nolan Cadillac Award Irwin Kroiz — Ambler, PA 1968 Chevrolet Camaro (Penske/Sunoco) The Grand Sport Trophy Michael and Katharina Leventhal — Beverly Hills, CA 1954 OSCA MT4 1500 spider Best in Class — Race Cars 1946–1957 David F. MacNeil — Hinsdale, IL 1960 Ferrari 250GT SWB berlinetta Best in Class — Ferrari 250 SWB Bruce R. McCaw — Bellevue, WA 1929 Bentley Speed Six H. J. Mulliner Saloon Amelia Award — Race Cars Pre-War John and Gwen McCaw — Seattle, WA 1930 Bentley Speed Six H.J Mulliner Sportsman Coupe Best in Class — Pre-War European Mitch and Kim McCullough — Pompton Plains, NJ 1954 Jaguar XK 120 Amelia Award — Jaguar XK 120 Bruce Meyer — Beverly Hills, CA 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB “SEFAC Hot Rod” The Ferrari Excellence Award Chris and Karen Waldron — Sebastian, FL 1972 Lamborghini Espada Series II The Driving Enthusiast’s Award Harry Yeaggy — Cincinnati, OH 1956 Cadillac Series 75 Presidential Limousine The Automotive Heritage Award The General Motors/Dave Holls Award The Hagerty Youth Award Jacky Ickx’s Porsche 936 in which he won the 1976 24 Hours of Le Mans queens, presidents, popes and even a dictator. It was interesting to observe how they rode in opulent style. The Amelia Island Concours selects two Best in Show winners. The Concours d’Elegance award went to the very deserving 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn Courier owned by the Keller Collection at the Pyramids. The Concours de Sport award was presented to the 1957 Ferrari 325S from Cavallino Investments. Both cars were stunning, and there was certainly no question regarding the awards. Next year will be the Silver Anniversary for the Amelia Island Concours, and we are sure the team is already working on making a statement. ♦ Are you missing from the list? Please contact Susan to let us know: susan.loeb@sportscarmarket.com 61 Chad Taylor


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Feature Judging the Amelia Island Concours Picking the Winners A veteran Amelia Island judge shares what goes on behind the scenes by Bill Rothermel Bill Rothermel Lining up for awards — the culmination of a hectic-but-satisfying morning F ounder and Chairman Bill Warner — and his staff and volunteers — put together another stellar Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in this, its 24th year. About 300 cars and motorcycles among 38 classes are in competition for 145 awards at Sunday’s Concours. That requires judges — 133 of them, to be exact. Automotive designers, marque experts, car-museum directors, historians, authors, writers from enthusiast publications, racers, restorers, automotive industry suppliers, and others serve as judges. I am one of them. Behind the scenes Amelia Island uses French Rules judging. Some might call it a beauty contest, but that is an oversimplification. The car’s history, provenance, quality of restoration (or lack thereof), originality (if unrestored), overall presence, and quite simply, how the car strikes you when you step back and examine it, are all taken into consideration. Judges do not guarantee authenticity, nor do they assure operation of componentry — the assumption is that the vehicle had to run to get on the field (race cars excepted) and it will have to do the same in order to receive an award, should the car be recognized. The most recent or most perfect restoration might not be the top car in the class. Depending upon which class you are judging, it’s your job to figure it out — and, according to Warner, “get it right.” My judging team included Mark Lizewskie, executive director of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club, and Dan Sommer of American Arrow Corp., a company that manufactures chrome accessories for classic vehicles — and the awards for the Amelia Island Concours. 62 All three of us are Classic Era enthusiasts, which is good, as we were to judge American Classics 1933–1937. A total of eight cars are our responsibility — includ- ing three Cadillac V16s, two Packards, a Pierce-Arrow, a Cord, and a Chrysler Imperial. “I would love to have any one of these cars in my garage,” Lizewskie said. Springing out of bed Sunday begins early — at 7:30 a.m. (which is really 6:30 a.m., as Amelia Island is always held on the “spring ahead” Daylight Savings weekend). After a quick breakfast, the judges are dispatched, with actual judging starting around 8:30 a.m. and results back to the tabulators by NO LATER THAN 10:30 a.m.! Your actual time is recorded on a white board when you turn in results. Perpetual latecomers BEWARE, as you might not get invited back to judge in subsequent years if you hold up the distribution of awards. Prepping, polishing and questioning Most owners were busy prepping and polishing their cars. Each car is the same process — we introduce ourselves to the owner, handler, restorer, spouse — anyone Sports Car Market


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there representing the car. We thank them for bringing the car and sharing it. Then we ask the representative to tell us a bit about the car. This revealed interesting facts about each car. The Cord was just finished from restoration, which was completed in less than eight months. One Cadillac V16 was bodied by Fisher (not Fleetwood) and is believed to be the only one so built. The Pierce-Arrow restoration had been started by the owner’s father some 56 years ago and was finally finished! We asked the owner to open the hood and doors (trunks are not judged), and the owner has the choice of showing open cars top-up or top-down. After a thorough examination, we thanked the owners for coming and let them know how much the concours appreciates them being a part of the event. We stepped back from the cars, out of earshot of the owners, and talked about the car, how we felt about it, and in our case, how it ranked compared to others in the class. Chief Judge Schultz asked us to rank all eight cars from first to eighth place. On this morning, we generally agreed, with little lobbying of one another or deliberation among our ranks. We awarded three ribbons: one Best in Class, and two Amelia Excellence Awards. Amelia Island, like most concours, likes to “spread the wealth.” This means most cars do not receive multiple trophies (there are exceptions) and named/corporate awards supersede Best in Class honors. In other words, if the top car of a class is moved up to a named/corporate award, the second-place car becomes Best in Class, and the third- and fourth-place cars receive Amelia Awards. The car’s representative will often explain facets of it to the judges In my opinion, this is proper concours protocol and the right way to do things. I also strongly believe that good, qualified, experienced judges will choose winning cars in the same order whether they use points judging or French Rules. A smooth glide Finally, at 11 a.m., ribbons are handed to the team captain and, as a group, all three of us place ribbons on the winning cars while congratulating the car owners. All this has to come together as a well-choreographed event so that the awards ceremony begins on time — and runs smoothly. As Dr. Paul Sable (assisting David Schultz) says, “The public sees a swan gliding along the lake ... all the while it’s paddling like hell beneath the surface.” Next time you attend a concours, no matter how large or small, you’ll hopefully have a better appreciation for all that is involved in choosing the winners. ♦ June 2019 63 Chad Taylor


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Feature 2019 Amelia Island Porsche Werks Reunion Story and photos by Gary West The Third Annual Porsche Werks Reunion on Amelia Island featured more examples of the German marque than you could shake a stick-shift at Third-Time Event is First in Class A pleasant day for Porsches at the Omni Amelia Island Resort golf course S ince many good things come in threes, the Third Annual Porsche Werks Reunion — at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort on March 8 — was just about perfect. Except for the clouds of drifting pollen. The Porsche Club of America presented the event, which was open to all Porsche owners. Spectators got in for free, which makes the event the screaming deal of the Amelia Island Weekend. Membership wasn’t required to enter your Porsche in one of two separate catego- ries: the Porsche Corral, where your car is displayed next to your neighbor’s car, and the Porsche Judged Field, where your car is judged. In the Judged category, much consideration was given to how your beauty looked on this day. The car count appeared more substantial than last year. An estimate of 500-plus cars in both categories was heard, but my eyeball said it seemed almost 700 Porsches were present. The Corral Porsche population in particular extended from here to way over there. Whatever your personal preference, flavor or color (chiefly color) of Porsche, it was represented. In the judged area, there appeared an abundance of off-road cars. Spectators were more than welcome. Admission was free, with a nominal parking charge at the Omni. Shuttle service, a first, was much appreciated. As always, the many volunteers did their usual fan- Details Plan ahead: The next Porsche Werks Reunion is planned for August 16, 2019, at the Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas, CA — during Monterey Car Week. The next Amelia Island Werks Reunion has not been scheduled. Cost: Free for spectators Web: www.werksreunion.com 64 tastic job. They were helpful and friendly. Many were Porsche owners themselves — and were ready with their particular story. Pirelli was the presenting sponsor, ably helped by the PCA, Porsche, Hollywood Wheels and many others. Exhibitors were numerous, with many opportunities to purchase go-fast goodies, shiny bits, food and libations of your choice. The Florida weather cooperated magnificently. Last year, the northern weather journeyed south, bringing blasts of unfortunate coolness. This year was sunshine and tropical breezes — at least by Sunshine State standards. This rally warrior wears its battle scars proudly Sports Car Market Little could be done about the pollen. Numerous corporate awards and prizes were awarded. Our congratulations to the class winners: • P1: Tyler Winslow, 1952 Porsche 356 • P2: Kelly Telfer, 1968 Porsche 911 • P3: Charles Moore, 1973 Porsche 911S • P4: Fernando Neris, 1968 911 Turbo (930) • P5: John Ross, 1994 Porsche Turbo 3.6 • P6: Joe Waunsch, 2002 Porsche 911 Turbo • P6A: Richard & Mary Lumpp, 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S • P7: Chris Turner, 1972 Porsche 914-6 • P8: Davis English, 1984 Porsche 944 • P9: Steve McCombs, 2014 Porsche Cayman S • P10: Mark Laszio, 1970 Porsche 914-6 GT • P11: Jonathan Hull, 2005 Porsche Carrera GT • P12: Jay Javetz, 1970 Porsche 914-6 GT • P13: Jerry Peters, 1962 Porsche 356B • P14: Alan Thomas, 2008 Porsche 911 GT ♦


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Scene and Be Seen Car People at Amelia Island Chris Prior of Bryn Mawr, PA, wipes the windshield of his 1938 Jaguar SS 100 3.5 before the judges arrive on Concours Sunday Bill Walsh of Edwards, CO, answers questions about his 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300d Adenauer at Cars & Coffee. SCM Contributor Pierre Hedary performed a complete mechanical restoration on the car 66 A concours attendee gets up close with a 1910 Thomas Flyer 6-70 Flyabout owned by Tim Grundy of Doylestown, PA Sports Car Market Chester Allen Chester Allen Chad Taylor


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Andrew Heller and his 1921 Kissel 6-45 “Gold Bug” Speedster hang out with Jason Wenig, owner of Dania, FL-based Creative Workshop, early on Concours Sunday. Wenig restored the car Avid gearhead Georgia Horseman, 24, explains things to her kid brother Eric. ”It’s harder for younger people to buy these classics,” she said. “That’s one reason why we build our own cars, like my Civic” Eloisa Wild of Gainesville, FL, takes her parents, Robert and Kara Wild, on a driving tour of the Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance The 1936 Packard 1401 sedan owned by Stephen W. Burke of Ypsilanti, MI, gets a final polish SCM Editor at Large Donald Osborne pores over a 1955 Did you get to stomp the gas pedal of a Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale at Cars & Coffee? Ten-year-old Coby Frawley did. “It was very good — lots of sounds,” he said June 2019 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America at Gooding & Company with Scott King and Gooding car specialist Garth Hammers 67 Chester Allen Chester Allen Chester Allen Chad Taylor Chester Allen Chester Allen


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Feature The SCM Interview / David L. George III David L. George III and his father in the shop, representing two of the three generations involved in the family’s D.L. George restoration business Family Ties David L. George III is the third generation in his family to take on a life of keeping old cars healthy and alive by Chester Allen I 70 t is easy to confuse David L. George with two other David L. Georges — his father and grandfather. All three share a name, long history with the family’s Pennsylvania-based D.L. George Historic Motorcars — and a lively, lifelong passion for cars and keeping old cars alive. This David L. George is the youngest of the three — he is 31 — and he’s immersed in a rich stew of restorations, hillclimbs, concours and all things cars. He helped found the Grand Ascent at Hershey and he’s a fixture at concours all over the world. He’s also this month’s SCM Interview. d’Elegance. What were you doing there? Primarily my time at the Amelia Island Concours 2019 was spent enjoying the Florida sunshine with our friends and clients. We delivered a Bentley 3/4½ Litre to Amelia Island for a tour beginning there and ending in Beaufort, SC. We delivered an ultra-rare late-1940s Italian race car to a friend who keeps his cars in Florida and picked up another extraordinary race car for restoration from the same collection. We sold our Kissel 6-45 Speedster at the RM Sotheby’s sale. My Amilcar CGSS was shown in the Pre-War Race Car class on Sunday. In the days leading up to the concours, my father and I met with our friends in Florida and serviced cars at two Sunshine State Last time we saw you was at the 2019 Amelia Island Concours collections. The weeks leading up to Amelia were very busy in our workshop and the weekend itself was a blur! race prep/event world? I grew up in the family restoration workshop — it’s just something that has always been my life. Growing up, our family vacations were at the leading vintage-car events around the world, and close family friends were other car people. I couldn’t imagine a better upbringing and life — I am very fortunate to love many aspects of the restoration process. My career has allowed me the time and ability to focus on those particular aspects while working with incredible clients and artisans. You were involved in the Grand Ascent at Hershey from the very start. How did that event come together? Collector and friend Jack Rich envisioned a weekend of Sports Car Market How did you get started in the restoration/


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events to benefit JDRF (which funds research to cure Type 1 diabetes), leading up to the Hershey Elegance Concours. The Hershey Ascent is one such event; it is a continuation of the historic Hershey Hill Climb sanctioned by the VSCCA — it provides a rare opportunity for spectators and participants alike to be part of a landmark event. on cars? Immediately after college, I worked very briefly in a political finance office, and I was not cut out for it — at least the candidate was an astute car collector. I quickly had the common sense to return to the restoration world, which I love. ucation that helped you enter the car world? Yes. I majored in business management at Gettysburg Did you get any formal training/higher ed- College — when applied to automotive restoration, that educational background is more useful than expected. I also always pursued the arts throughout my formal education — I have been able to follow that interest through my work. What should someone think about before restoring a car? What was your most chal- lenging restoration? There are hundreds of considerations for an astute collector and for someone who enjoys the restoration process. Ideally, begin by researching the subject car — then plan for most details of the restoration and move forward with a well-informed point of view. Attempting to collect any missing components before beginning a restoration is worthwhile but can be very difficult or impossible for certain rare cars — that leads into the next question regarding a challenging restoration. Generally, I think of tasks like sourcing original compo- Has your whole professional life centered nents, fabricating to original specifications, importing items, or meeting deadlines as the challenges to restoration work — everyday challenges that any restorer can relate to. I wouldn’t say any particular project stands out as the most challenging overall. Do you think that some cars should never be restored? Absolutely — any car that is highly original, well preserved, and is not too far gone to practically save should not be cosmetically restored. Such cars should be preserved. Most vehicles that fit into the category of preservation cars should still be used, in my opinion, and I don’t think mechanical restoration is out of the question as long as great care is taken to preserve the original finishes and original detailing. In rare circumstances, some cars are so fragile that they cannot practically be used without destroying the originality that makes them unique. These are collector’s pieces and should be appreciated as such. Preservation work is one of our specialties — we are one of the few restoration shops you enjoy any cars from the 1980s through 2000? While I don’t know much about the Youngtimer craze, it is wonderful that people with vast experience in this realm. What do you think of the current Youngtimer/Next Gen craze? Do are enthusiastic about cars from that era. The styling from that period is the most recent that I appreciate. I’ve had several SLs, Range Rover Classics, and a 380SEC from that period which I have used as daily drivers — I enjoyed them very much, and they provided excellent value. What was your first car? My first road-going car was a 1982 Mercedes 380SEC — it was about 20 years old when I started driving it and was very well used when I got it. It was an excellent first car — elegant styling, pretty slow, very solid and safe. What was your first collector car? An Amilcar CS with a three-seat body — my father acquired it in 1978 from the Roger Ballion Collection outside of Paris — well before Artcurial auctioned what remained of the Ballion collection at Rétromobile several years ago. He was told it was a Paris-to-Nice race car when he purchased it — though it may be bodied in the style of the then-well-known racer. It is a little bit rough — but completely original. Do you own a car that you would never, ever sell? That Amilcar CS. Is your family involved in the car world? Very much so — my father, with whom I share a name, is a very well-accomplished and well-respected restorer. My grandfather, David L. George Sr., retired from a career in mining engineering and aerospace machining to join my father in establishing our family’s restoration shop. For a time, three generations of David L. George worked together at D.L. George simultaneously. Our clients, coworkers and very close-knit car friends are like a family. Working with my family is a very special part of my life — an irreplaceable experience which l am very fortunate and grateful to have. When did you first fall in love with cars? My earliest strong car-related memories are of playing in Dr. Fred Simeone’s collec- While I don’t know much about the Youngtimer craze, it is wonderful that people are enthusiastic about cars from that era. The styling from that period is the most recent that I appreciate. I’ve had several SLs, Range Rover Classics, and a 380SEC from that period which I have used as daily drivers — I enjoyed them very much, and they provided excellent value. June 2019 tion in Philadelphia while my father worked there. My father and Dr. Simeone encouraged me from a very young age to pursue my interest in cars. I would air up the tires and detail cars from a very young age — I was assuredly more of a hindrance than a help. Without the encouragement and support of my father, David L. George II, and of our longtime family friend, Dr. Fred Simeone, I likely would not have had the experience that allowed me to fall in love with cars. What’s next for you? We are working hard to complete the restorations of an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 and a BMW 328 race car for the Pebble Beach Concours this August. I will be heavily focused on the details of those projects for the foreseeable future. What is your favorite place on the planet? The Dingle Peninsula in Ireland — the landscape is surreal and the cliffside one- what do you drive and who is your co-pilot? It doesn’t matter where we’re going — my incredible wife, Jenna, is my road-trip copilot. We would take a vintage Bentley for the visceral, immersive experience and reliability it affords. ♦ 71 lane road entering the peninsula is a blast to drive in a small car. You can pick any 1,000-mile drive in the world. Where do you go,


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PROFILES IN THIS ISSUE Significant Sales That Provide a Snapshot of the Market FERRARI: 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Coupe, p. 76 ENGLISH: 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I, p. 78 ETCETERINI: 1961 OSCA 1600 GT, p. 80 GERMAN: 1983 Porsche 911SC, p. 82 AMERICAN: 1932 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria by Rollston, p. 84 RACE: 1968–69 Repco Brabham-Cosworth BT26/BT26A, p. 86 NEXT GEN: 1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo Targa, p. 90 Pictured: 1968–69 Repco Brabham-Cosworth BT26/BT26A Courtesy of Bonhams 74 Sports Car Market


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Ferrari Profile Brian Henniker, © and courtesy of Gooding & Company 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Coupe This car sold at a very light price. After restoration, it will be one of the most desirable of the series by Steve Ahlgrim Chassis number: 2081GT Engine number: 2081GT SCM Condition for this car: 4 • The final example of 353 PF coupes built • Equipped with factory disc brakes, overdrive and outside-plug engine • Originally finished in attractive Blu Sera with Ivorio interior • An ideal restoration candidate; retains matching-numbers engine per factory records • Offered with important original sales documentation SCM Analysis This car, Lot 39, sold for $335,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company‘s Amelia Island, FL, auction on March 8, 2019. It is high season in Florida, with some kind of auto event nearly every weekend. The Amelia Island auctions became a victim of the chaos. I had no time to preview the offerings and hadn’t reviewed the results when this assignment came in. As I covered the sale of Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina coupe chassis 6225GT in January’s SCM (p. 70), it was quite surprising to be assigned another PF coupe so soon. Seeing the sale price sent shivers down my spine. My January Ferrari Profile car, 1625GT, had sold for $1,137,943. This profile’s subject car, 2081GT, sold for $800,000 less. I had called the sale of chassis 1625GT quite high — but not crazy. Chassis 2081GT didn’t make a third of that number, so Publisher Martin rightfully thinks there’s some ’splaining to do. There could have been an easy way out. Maybe chassis 2081GT was a Series I example with a low-compression, inside-plug engine, drum brakes, and the early pedal box. No such luck. Chassis 2081GT was the very last 250 GT PF off the line. It had every 76 Sports Car Market update — plus a couple of features that might be unique to the series. It looks like I’m in trouble. A little background The seller of our subject car, 2081GT, is an active Ferrari enthusiast and a regular at many South Florida Ferrari events. In addition to 2081GT, he has a 250 GTE that he drove to Florida from California when he moved East, and he has a 330 2+2. He added a fiberglass 308 GTB the weekend the PF coupe sold. I encountered our subject car years ago on the way to a Cavallino Classic track event. A speck of blue in the rear-view mirror steadily closed in on our car. Eventually, the speck revealed a Ferrari, then a 250 GT Pinin Farina coupe. As we were overtaken, a billow of oil smoke engulfed our car, dissipating as the Ferrari faded in the distance. Later that morning the same 250 lapped Moroso — now called Palm Beach International


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Raceway — in a spirit that forgave the trailing smoke. Unseen from a distance, the smoke was the least of chassis 2081GT’s issues. A tough life Age had been hard on the old girl, and while she was quite original, her condition was beyond redemption. Mechanically, she was still serviceable, but cosmetically, her run was over. A previous inexpensive paint job still looked good from 15 feet, but a meeting with a curb during an Autocross event — and a bit of rust in the quarters — pushed the boundaries of acceptable. The interior was dead, dead, dead. A sizeable patch of leather on the driver’s seat had been lost to dry rot, and the balance of the interior leather was as stiff as cardboard. The carpet, headliner, trunk lining and hood pad fared no better. A tale of two 250 GTs Chassis 1625GT — the car I profiled in the January 2019 issue — was the polar opposite of our subject 2081GT. A group of Italian Ferrari specialists had painstak- ingly — and expensively — restored chassis 1625GT. The car was finished in a rich Chestnut color with It takes two people wanting the same car to get top dollar at an auction. The condition of 2081GT — and the unknowns of an expensive restoration — must have scared a second bidder away. complementing beige leather interior. The owner had made every effort possible to make it a premium example of its type — and absolutely succeeded. Accompanying the car was a Classiche Red Book ensuring the effort was spent on a proper Ferrari. It was sold at just the right venue, and it caught the eye of two bidders who were determined to have it. It had sold for what was a record price and deserved it. Our subject 2081GT has passed through several owners who appreciated its originality and resisted a restoration just for the sake of making it pretty. A look in the engine compartment shows original components and hardware — including at least a couple of original Cheney hose clamps. Unfortunately, sometimes a car can be too original, and by the time 2081GT got to Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island tent, she was too far gone for preservation. A comprehensive restoration is needed. A bargain price for a shabby car The sale price of $335,000 was far too light for this car. Gooding & Company correctly estimated $350,000– $450,000, and the car should have sold well into that range. It was the last 250 GT PF built, and it has all the June 2019 updates. It has a unique passenger’s side headrest and rare — if not unique — luggage straps to the rear area. It was exceptionally well documented with factory and dealer paperwork including a document signed by Enzo Ferrari. The engine and all components were original to the car. As a finished restoration car, it will be one of the most desirable of the series. The seller’s perspective The seller also felt the number was light and was con- flicted on accepting the bid. He recognized the car had reached a point where it had limited usability. He also knew he wasn’t interested in doing a restora- tion. He had bought it many years back for a fraction of the sale price. The prospect of going home with a fiberglass 308 GTB and a pocket full of cash won him over. It takes two people wanting the same car to get top dollar at an auction. The condition of 2081GT — and the unknowns of an expensive restoration — must have scared a second bidder away. The buyer’s perspective The new owner is a dealer who sells a lot of projects. A few days after the auction, the car was back on the market at $425,000. A restored 2081GT may not be worth the $1,137,943 that 6125GT sold for in October 2018, but it will be a trophy for any collection. The next owner may be the real winner of this sale. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $2,500,000 $2,365,000 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $0 $715,000 2014 2015 2016 $1,137,943 $924,000 $693,450 2017 This sale: $335,000 2018 77 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series II coupe Lot 342, s/n 1567GT Condition 2+ Sold at $786,279 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 7/13/18 SCM# 6874954 1960 Ferrari 250 GT PF Coupe 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II cabriolet Lot 62, s/n 2039GT Condition 1- Sold at $1,682,500 Bonhams, Quail Lodge, Carmel, CA, 8/24/18 SCM# 6877309 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II coupe Lot 22, s/n 1625GT Condition 1- Sold at $1,137,943 Bonhams, Knokke-Heist, BEL, 10/5/18 SCM# 6880071 Details Years produced: 1958–60 Number produced: 353 Original list price: $12,600 Current SCM Median Valuation: $643,000 Major service cost; $3,500 Distributor caps: $350 each Chassis # location: Front frame tube Engine # location: Right rear engine mount Club: Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 2488, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33303 Web: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1965–69 Aston Martin DB6 coupe, 1955–58 Bentley SI Continental, 1959–61 Jaguar XK 150 3.4 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps


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English Profile Lucas Scarfone ©2019, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I The British cousin to the Shelby Cobra finally wins some market respect by Dale Novak Chassis number: B9471424LRXFE T his stunningly restored Sunbeam Tiger was built, according to its chassis number, in the early stages of the Mark I’s production. A tedious ground-up restoration was performed on this rust-free car with its original panels. The new black bucket-seat interior includes a beautiful burled walnut dash with a full set of original gauges and factory wood-rim steering wheel. All chrome has been replated, including the dual racing mirrors, front and rear bumpers complete with bumperettes, gas cap, and the dual exhaust tips. In addition, the previous owner has passed along his impressive collection of ownership history for this Tiger. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 227, sold for $151,200, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Auction in Florida on March 9, 2019. In 1962, Carroll Shelby introduced a new concept in automotive performance — and turned the sports-car world upside down. Shelby took a lightweight, rather sexy roadster and transformed it from a proper British sort to an untamed beast of a machine with brutish road manners. The Shelby Cobra would go on to be one of the most storied automo- biles of all time. One good Cobra deserves another There was another British car that took that same concept — actu- ally inspired by Shelby’s Cobra — and attempted to accomplish the same end result. Sunbeam took a small, lightweight British roadster and stuffed a modestly aggressive compact American V8 into it. The end result was the Sunbeam Tiger, aka the “Baby Cobra.” The Tiger was not nearly as sexy as the refined lines of the AC body used on the Cobra. Yet the Tiger was born from the spiffy — and typi- 78 Sports Car Market cally British — upright styling of the Sunbeam Alpine roadster. As the story goes, Ian Garrad, Rootes’ American West Coast man- ager, noticed the Cobra’s success. Along with John Panks, the director of Rootes Group America, Garrad set a meeting with Carroll Shelby to discuss the feasibility of fitting a V8 engine into the compact engine bay of the Alpine. A deal was struck to the tune of about $10,000 to create a prototype using a Ford 260-ci V8, a 4-speed gearbox and other modifications to transform the tame Alpine into a formidable street adversary. Shelby’s right-hand man, Phil Remington, oversaw the conversion. The modifications required various sheet-metal alterations and rerouting some of the peripheral engine accessories to make it all work. Lost in the collector-car jungle For the longest time, Tigers sat on the collector-car sideline. The Shelby connection was lost in the long shadow of the Cobra and


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Shelby Mustangs. Collectors just didn’t respect the original Sunbeam Tigers. Tigers were $25,000–$30,000 cars — on a good day. I’m sure it was partly due to the bland styling. The cars came across as boxy and awkward. Plus, working on a Tiger was not a walk in the park. The engine bay was tight. Even the simplest of mechanical tasks could become a tedious undertaking. Like a lot of British cars, the electri- cal system was not robust, and it wasn’t uncommon for the gauge readings to be a mere suggestion of the actual engine conditions. Because the cars were relatively cheap, most Tigers were hot-rodded, modified and poorly restored. Along comes a Tiger Around eight years ago, Tigers suddenly got some traction. I recall being at Mecum’s Kissimmee sale as a British Racing Green Tiger — mostly stock — sat under one of the tents. I was an SCM auction analyst at the time, and every time I’d walk by the car, a crowd of guys in their late 40s and early 50s were standing around it. The group’s conversations ranged from the car’s value to stories of owning a Tiger. Every time I walked by the car, there stood a new group of Tiger enthusiasts. At that moment, I knew the tide had turned from the scrappy feral cat of a car to the feared Tiger that it always deserved to be. Leaping forward The market for quality Tigers is creating a new set of valuation benchmarks. Upon the initial burst of values, some Tigers, even those that didn’t deserve it, started to fetch public-sale numbers in excess of $100,000. Some Tiger II cars — the most valuable of the production’s run — could see $200,000 for a proper example. Tigers are subdivided into three series: the Mk I, Mk I/A and the Mk II. The Mk II Tigers cars are the most valuable — due to the smaller production run (around 630 examples) Tiger or Tigger? Beware of Fakes Tigers, especially now that the values have moved up the collector-car scale, have often been faked. If you’re considering adding one to your collec- tion, please seek the advice of an expert. The Sunbeam Tiger’s Owners Association (www.sunbeamtiger.org) has a program to authenticate Tigers at pre-planned meets and gatherings. It requires three judges to authenticate a car — and all three judges must agree that the car left the Rootes factory as a genuine Tiger. These are known as “TACed” Tigers — meaning that they have been authenticated through the Tiger Authentication Committee. TACed cars are entered into a database, have a special sticker applied to them (I won’t reveal where) and include a signed certificate of authenticity. Don’t get mauled and overpay for a fakey-doo Tiger. Do yourself a favor and seek the advice of a qualified professional. June 2019 and upgraded Ford 289-ci engines. The Mk I/A cars are between the Mk II and Mk I cars in value. Some longtime Tiger enthusiasts consider the earliest cars to be the most pure — and thus the most valuable — but that’s a debate for another time. Our SCM Platinum Auction Database places a median value of $70,000 for the Mk I and Mk I/A cars — and $149,000 for the Mk II. So by that example, a Tiger II could be worth about two times the money of the earlier cars, which is rather simple to remember. Mauling the value Our subject Tiger sold all-in for $151,200. As an early Mk I example, the previous statement about early-car values may have come into play. While the car sold squarely at Tiger II money, it also presented well — and it wasn’t a purely stock example. It’s common for a Tiger to show up at auction in a modified state. Our subject car’s engine upgrade, from the original Ford 260-ci to a more formidable Ford 289-ci, does no harm. Other minor modifications, such as the Panasport wheels and subframe connectors, are common additions that do very little to distract from the value. In any case, these modifications are easily reversible. We have an early Tiger that presented well in an iconic — and very British — color combination. The engine bay looks to be well sorted and spic-and- span clean. Obviously, at least two other bidders agreed, as chas- sis B9471424 sold very well — very well indeed. Tigers are here to stay and have finally found the respect they have always deserved in the market — as the shirttail cousins to the storied Shelby Cobra. Well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) $200,000 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $187,000 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I $150,000 $126,500 $100,000 $93,000 $50,000 $0 $93,500 $87,360 This sale: $151,200 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I convertible Lot 1026, s/n B382000391LRXFE Condition 3+ Sold at $82,500 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/13/18 SCM# 6857947 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I convertible Lot ST0077, s/n B9471147LRXFE Condition 2Sold at $62,000 GAA, Greensboro, NC, 7/26/18 SCM# 6874910 1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I convertible Lot 64, s/n B94473242 Condition 3+ Sold at $55,000 Worldwide Auctioneers, Auburn, IN, 9/1/18 SCM# 6878821 Details Years produced: 1964–67 Number produced: 6,498 (plus 536 Mk II cars) Original list price: $3,425 Current SCM Median Valuation: $70,000 Tune-up cost: $300 Distributor car: $35 Chassis # location: On firewall Engine # location: Where the starter bolts onto the block Club: Sunbeam Tiger Owners Club More: www.sunbeamtiger.co.uk Alternatives: Austin-Healeys with V8 engines, AC Cobra Mk VI, 1962–65 Shelby Cobra SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 79


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Etceterini & Friends Profile Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding & Company 1961 OSCA 1600 GT This is a rare — and very usable — GT. The buyer paid near the top estimate, but this car was worth the money by Donald Osborne Chassis number: 006 Engine number: 003 T he car offered here, chassis 006, is an early example of these limited-production coupes and is one of approximately 100 Zagatobodied cars that were slated to be produced. Designed by the legendary Ercole Spada, the construction utilized hand-formed lightweight alloy coachwork over a tube-frame assembly. Its iconic “double-bubble” roofline is both distinctive and functional, providing extra headroom for taller drivers while incorporating air extractors to shed cabin heat during racing conditions. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 13, sold for $489,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island, FL, sale on March 8, 2019. Not surprisingly, I paid a great deal of attention to this car when I saw it at the Gooding & Company preview at Amelia Island. I have long had a passion for all OSCA cars — especially these fan- tastic pocket GTs, which are the swan song in the story the Maserati brothers began so many decades before. That I admire and appreciate race cars but establish long-term relationships with their road-going cousins also brings me closer to our subject. OSCA 1600 auction histories I wrote a profile on a Zagato-bodied 1965 OSCA 1600 GT 12 years ago (SCM January 2007, p. 54). The car sold at the Sportscar Auction in Geneva, Switzerland, in October 2006. Chassis 0099 sold for $168,800 on that occasion, nearly twice as much as it had sold for in 2002 at RM Auctions’ Monterey sale in August 2002. 80 Sports Car Market My colleague Thor Thorson wrote a profile of a 1964 1600 GT Zagato in the December 2016 issue of SCM (Race Profile, p. 84). His subject, chassis 011, was one of the few OSCA 1600 GTs to have a successful career in competition when new. At the Bonhams Chantilly sale in France on September 2016, the car was a post-block sale at the U.S. dollars equivalent of $328,327. That was reported to be less than the seller had paid for the car a few years earlier. That car from the December 2016 issue appeared in the photographs to be finished to a very good, correct and authentic level, with lightweight Zagato racing seats, reproduction aluminum Amadori wheels and reproduction hubcaps.


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Many varieties OSCA offered a wide range of 1600 models. They included a street-version 95-hp GT with a single Weber 36 DCLDE carb, open headlights and bumpers. There was a 125-hp, twin-Weber 38 DCOE carb GT2 car. There was also the 145-hp GTV, sporting twin Weber 42 DCOEs with no bumpers and covered headlights. These days, these cars are all referred to as a “1600 GT” for the sake of simplicity. Our subject is the last of them — the hi-po version for street or track. As is often the case with low-production Italian cars, our subject car has open headlights, no bumpers and the hot engine. Any customer could have configured his car Our subject OSCA is an example of how decisions are sometimes made on how we restore cars. ... We have to find the way to be true to our cars while also being true to the builders’ intent. This car falls somewhere between two stools. any way they wished. It’s also interesting that Zagatobodied 1600 GT cars are the most common. The number built in total has never been nailed down, but it is doubtless lower than the figure shared by OSCA itself, which is 128. My all-time favorite OSCA 1600 GTs are the two coupes from Carrozzeria Touring. I also like the largely ignored Carrozzeria Fissore examples, of which about 14 were made. That the 1600 GT is the rich, fancy cousin to my beloved Fiat 1500 OSCA Pinin Farina coupe also helps make me a fan of the car. Built to drive hard The subject car was well presented. It was clearly intended for driving on rallies and tour events. The level of fit and finish was more than acceptable, and it wore Amadori-style wheels without hubcaps. Inside we could see a former owner’s interpretation of what Zagato might have done for a car for town and country — rather than track and hillclimb. In a curious mixture, a pair of richly upholstered Zagato racing seats shared space with elaborately padded and quilted central tunnel trim and fully carpeted floors. This doesn’t represent what most often emerged from Zagato’s shop in period. However, I would much prefer this more habitable environment for a weeklong, 1,000-mile rally today. Comfort or competition? Our subject OSCA is an example of how decisions are sometimes made on how we restore cars. The potential conflict between historical accuracy and the owner experience will only grow as collecting becomes more sophisticated and matures. This is especially true when it comes to these 1960s GT cars — the last of the true dual-purpose “drive to the track and drive home” vehicles. There is no single way to restore them, yet decisions must be made and they should be defensible. We have to find the way to be true to our cars while also being true to the builders’ intent. This car falls somewhere between two stools. Well sold — but worth it As many people saw me in and around the car during the preview, I was often asked where I thought it would sell. After giving my normal response about the vagaries of the auction sale room and the admonishment that my crystal ball was still in the restoration shop awaiting parts, I opined that it would probably sell in the middle of the $350,000–$500,000 estimate range. In the end, bidder enthusiasm drove it near the high estimate. Given the rarity of the model and its eminent usability, I would tote this in the well sold — but not inappropriately bought — column. If a truly superb — and more histori- cally consistent — car were to appear on the market, it could bring another 30%. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) June 2019 81 1961 OSCA 1600 GT coupe by Touring Lot 132, s/n 019 Condition 2Sold at $341,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/19/17 SCM# 6844621 1962 OSCA 1600 GT coupe by Fissore Lot 283, s/n 00103 Condition 3+ Sold at $145,561 Bonhams, Paris, FRA, 2/7/19 SCM# 6891386 Details Years produced: 1960–65 Number produced: 128 (all coachbuilt cars) Original list price: $7,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $341,000 Chassis # location: By right front suspension pickup point Engine # location: Right rear of block Club: Maserati Club International Web: www.maseratinet.com Alternatives: 1960 Alfa Romeo SZ, 1960 Porsche Abarth, 1964 ASA 1000 GT SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1961 OSCA 1600 GT coupe by Touring Lot 10, s/n 019 Condition 3 Not sold at $382,840 Bonhams, Chantilly, FRA, 9/5/15 SCM# 266664


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German Profile Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company 1983 Porsche 911SC An original, low-miles 911 model brings a good price — but it was still well bought by Prescott Kelly Chassis number: WP0AA0918DS121463 SCM Condition for this car: 1- • Exceptional preserved example; less than 8,350 miles from new • Well-equipped with desirable factory options. Has factory books and original sale paperwork • Includes window sticker and service receipts from new SCM Analysis This car, Lot 27, sold for $81,200, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island, FL, auction on March 8, 2019. Porsche 911s built from 1974 through 1989 inspire loyalty among their owners — and ennui among other people. The new 1974 cars were not instantly accepted. The cars combined Bosch K-Jetronic “continuous injection systems” (CIS) with milder camshafts and lower redlines. Traditionalists preferred the more raucous, charismatic — but highly polluting — mechanical-fuel-injection cars of 1969–73. Nonetheless, Porsche engineered very comparable performance into the new cars, in part because of better torque from the extra 300-cc engine displacement, up to 2.7 liters. Porschephiles disliked elements of the new model Mechanics needed time to learn to work on the CIS systems, which required no vacuum leaks. It did not help that cold starts and heatsoak restarting were difficult — or that backfires occasionally blew up airboxes and started engine fires. The high back seats with built-in headrests looked similar to VW seats. And almost everyone considered the bulky shock-absorbing 5-mph impact bumpers mandated by the U.S. government to be ugly. The oil crisis, resultant lower speed limits in America and Germany — and higher Porsche prices in the U.S. as the Deutschmark gained 82 Sports Car Market over the dollar — also combined to hurt sales. The production of 911s in 1974 fell 36% from 1973. Porsche kept the G-body styling for 16 years, with modest changes to tails, bumpers and side contours that even cognoscenti couldn’t recite. From 1949 to 1965, Porsche’s first 16 years, 356s underwent five substantial styling updates. Long-hood, aka low-bumper, 911s lasted just 10 years from 1964 to 1973, with one bodywork update to accommodate 1969’s 2.4-inch-longer wheelbase. The 911 was presumed to be dead In the early 1980s, Porsche executives had anticipated the demise of the 911 as governments promulgated pollution and car-safety requirements. Porsche was hugely relieved when their engineering push created EPA/DoT-compliant cars — and then improved them. In 1974, Ferry Porsche announced that he foresaw the 911 living until 1980.


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That kill-by date was extended and then can- celed as the “pretender” replacement models all developed clay feet — the 928 foremost among them. Porsche’s engineers probably never bought into killing the 911, but customers provided the bigger impetus. Porsche’s water-cooled, front-engined cars — the 928 and the 924/944/968 — never challenged the 911’s popularity. Peter Schutz helped save the 911 The 1981 alliance between Chief Engineer Helmut Bott and new Porsche AG President Peter Schutz guaranteed the 911’s long-term future, abetted by Ferry Porsche’s strong endorsement. (Schutz was German-American. He was born in Berlin in 1930, and his family migrated to the U.S. in 1941.) Although Schutz’s American management style was not well received inside hierarchical Porsche, Schutz did three things that endeared him to all: He ordered that Porsche return to Le Mans with the victorious 936s. With the 1983 911SC, he brought back cabriolets, which had disappeared with the last 356 in 1965. And he killed any plans that a front-engined, watercooled Porsche would replace the 911. The 1974–89 911s are suddenly nostalgic All that explained, looking back from today, the 1974–89 cars have become nostalgic. They are also somewhat attractive. They’re mechanically bulletproof from about 1980 up — if you ignore little oil leaks. Most of all, they have the old-school driving characteristics beloved by the “hang out the tail” crowd. When it was introduced in 1978, the SC brought back some enthusiasts who left the reservation in 1974 at the beginning of the impact-bumper era. The big attraction was a new 3.0-liter engine derived from the recently introduced Turbo powerplant. There were issues with weak exhaust-valve springs, failures of the “doughnut” rubber-center clutch plate, and airboxes that occasionally still blew up (aftermarket pop-off valves were the only sure solution), but the cars gained broader acceptance. The return of the aluminum case The 1977-and-earlier 2.7-liter magnesium cases had never been strong. Cylinder barrel studs pulled out, cases warped, and oil leaks sprung up — a lot of it promulgated by higher heat caused by 1974’s EPA strictures that led to running lean (in order to burn clean) and the addition of thermal reactors. Also, the maximum cylinder-stud spacing provided up to only 2.9 liters of displacement. The new aluminum-case 3.0-liter Type 930/02-plus normally aspirated engines solved those problems. The 1974–77 911s had two bodies — the slab-sided 911 and 911S with six-inch wheels all around — and the Carrera body with wider rear hips over seven-inch rear wheels. The SC killed the slab-sided bodywork. A steady road back to financial health Porsche 911 production peaked in 1973 at 15,415 units, and then went into a tailspin with 9,909 cars in 1974 and 7,913 cars in 1975. Thereafter, volume built slowly with a few wiggles back to the 15,000 level by 1986, excluding Turbos, which averaged about 1,600 per year for 1976–89. June 2019 Details Years produced: 1978–83 Number produced: 1983: 5,699 coupes Original list price: $30,270 coupe, before options Current SCM Median Valuation: $45,000 Tune-up/major service: $1,000 with valve adjustment Our subject 911SC Our subject car was one of 49 cars being sold by a notable Midwest collector of Porsches and Ferraris. Gooding sold about half of his cars in Monterey last August and the remainder at Amelia Island. This collector, also my good friend, was thinning his herd. An avid car guy, he had purchased a lot of cars over 20 years that appealed to him at the time. Later, his tastes and preferences changed. The 49 cars he sold off were not integral to his collection, and they took up a lot of room. I remember when he enthusiastically purchased our subject SC from Michael Willhoit, who had obtained it from its original Arizona owner. Although just a plain-Jane production-model SC, it was a nice one. It had about 8,000 miles in an attractive period color, Light Bronze Metallic — and it was very original. As you know, I have a soft spot for originalpaint cars. If the paint is excellent original, you know all the metal is not wrecked or rust-repaired. The 911SC at auction had just two prior owners. It had all its paperwork, including the original window sticker and service records. It was nicely optioned with rear wing and front splitter, limited slip, full leather, and the funky Blaupunkt Monterey radio. This 911SC was well bought An 80,000-mile 911SC is a $40,000 driver. An 8,000- mile, all-original example is an entry-level collectible for light driving and car shows — if that’s your bent. This car sold for $81,200, perhaps surprising to some. Not to me. The car checked a lot of boxes. For $10,000 less, I would have been taking it home — probably should have anyway. Drats. Looking back, I think it was well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $80,000 $100,000 $60,000 $40,000 $20,000 $0 1983 Porsche 911SC Coupe $60,654 $44,119 $66,617 $58,300 This sale: $81,200 $69,875 1983 Porsche 911SC coupe Lot 119, s/n WP0AA0911DS121692 Condition 2 Sold at $38,500 The Finest, Snowmass, CO, 9/17/16 SCM# 6804614 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 83 1981 Porsche 911SC 3.0 coupe Lot 17, s/n WP0ZZZ91ZBS129588 Condition 3+ Sold at $66,617 Bonhams, Zoute, BEL, 10/7/16 SCM# 6804993 1983 Porsche 911SC Targa Lot S20.1, s/n WP0EA0917DS161017 Condition 3- Not sold at $32,000 Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 12/6/18 SCM# 6887717 Chassis # location: Stamping above gas tank, tag at bottom of driver’s side windshield Engine # location: Vertical fan support, passenger’s side, facing right Club: Porsche Club of America Web: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1983 Ferrari 308 GTBi, 1983–86 Porsche 928 S, 1979–83 Datsun 280ZX Turbo, 1982–88 Lamborghini Jalpa SCM Investment Grade: B Comps


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American Profile Ryan Merrill ©2018, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s 1932 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria by Rollston This sale was not a bargain, but it is a solid purchase of an elegant and sophisticated car by Carl Bomstead Chassis number: DVPC1452 Engine number: DV33168 SCM Condition for this car: 1- M 84 any of the finest bespoke creations on Stutz chassis were produced at Rollston produced an astonishingly diverse portfolio of work, encompassing everything from fleet roadsters to massive town cars, which were all distinguished by exceptional build quality and were priced accordingly. The Convertible Victoria design was originally developed in Europe in the early 1920s and subsequently popularized in the United States at Waterhouse. The style is distinguished by a formal top with no rear quarter win- dows. This provides a sheltered perch for rear-seat passengers when the top was raised. When lowered, the top would lie flat into a scooped “notch” behind the doors, giving the Rollston Convertible Victoria a smooth, clean contour across the beltline. Long doors and a lowered windshield served to accentuate the length and elegance of the design. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 277, sold for $863,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction at the Ritz-Carlton on March 9, 2019. Stutz — “The Car That Made Good in a Day.” Sports Car Market the Rollston Company of New York City, who, for three decades, was Manhattan’s most prestigious coachbuilder. Well, it took more like five weeks, and the car that Harry Stutz and his small crew built for the 1911 500-mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway finished 11th — the first position out of the money. That was the first-ever Indy 500. Making a name In 1910, Henry Stutz, with the backing of wealthy friends, founded the Ideal Motor Car Company. Located in Indianapolis, it was tooled to produce 500 cars per year. The first one down the production line was sent to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to participate in the inaugural 500-mile race in 1911. With the initial success, orders poured in and the sporting Stutz became the car to own. Harry Stutz stated that the objective for his fledgling company was to


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Yes, the market has changed. The 2013 ($1,512,500) and 2016 ($1,100,000) sales presented the Rollston Stutz at a premium. This sale at Amelia Island sent our subject car to a new home at a slight discount. build the best and fastest motorcar in America. He added, “I want to be remembered as the maker of the best.” Henry Ford once said that “the way to sell automo- biles was to race them,” and race them Stutz did — with Gil Andersen, Earl Cooper and Barney Oldfield often standing on the podium. However, success was fleeting. Stutz needed addi- tional capital for the manufacture of the new 16-valve engine. So the company’s stock was placed on the New York Stock Exchange. Stutz left the company in 1919. A stock manipulator gained control of the company in 1920, and the share price was more than $700 at one point. A few years later, the share price fell to $11, and the company filed for bankruptcy. Stutz’s creditors took over the company and began building safety cars. With the Great Depression on the horizon, the future was bleak. Stutz debated how to address the multicylinder arms race. It is often stated that Stutz was unable to fund a multi- cylinder motor, but there is solid evidence that their goal was to develop more horsepower without adding additional cylinders. In fact, the company stated, “The world’s finest cars of this type did not use 12 or 16 cylinders. They used straight-8 powerplants with twin overhead camshafts.” The Stutz DV-32 The new Stutz DV-32, introduced in 1931, had the same Vertical Eight engine that had first been introduced in 1926 — but with a redesign by Charles “Pop” Greuter. The new design had twin-overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder and single spark plugs in polished hemispherical combustion chambers. It was truly an innovative design. Designated the DV-32, it produced 156 horsepower, which was about the same horsepower-per-cubic-inch ratio as the Duesenberg Model J. It was guaranteed to have done at least 100 miles per hour prior to delivery. The fabulous design was a wasted effort, and Stutz production ceased in 1935, with fewer than 100 cars produced in 1932 and only 200 DV-32 cars produced between 1931 and 1935. Our subject DV-32 According to Rollston heir Bill Creteur, five Convertible Victorias were built with this design on the Stutz DV-32 chassis. Our subject car was found in a Bronx parking garage. It is believed that the owner was killed during World War II. At one point, the Imperial Palace Auto Collection owned the car. A respected Maine shop restored the car, completing the project in 2001. It went on to win Senior badges in both AACA and CCCA judging. The restoration, while well maintained, is now almost 20 years old and is no longer fresh. The car sold within RM Sotheby’s estimated range. According to the SCM Platinum Auction Database, RM Sotheby’s sold a top-notch DV-32 Convertible Victoria by Rollston for $1,100,000 at their 2016 Amelia Island Auction. In 2013, RM Auctions sold an authentic 1933 DV-32 Rollston Convertible Victoria that was once part of the famed Harrah’s Collection for $1,512,500. Yes, the market has changed. The 2013 and 2016 sales presented the Rollston Stutz at a premium. This sale at Amelia Island sent our subject car to a new home at a slight discount. This sale was not a bargain, but it is a solid purchase of an elegant and sophisticated Stutz that will be a treat on a CCCA CARavan or the show field. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) $1,500,000 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $1,100,000 $800,000 $1,000,000 $600,000 $400,000 $200,000 $0 June 2019 1932 Stutz DV-32 $1,012,000 This sale: $863,000 1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria by Rollston Lot 132, s/n DVPC1294 Condition 1 Sold at $1,100,000 RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, FL, 3/12/16 SCM# 271392 1932 Stutz DV-32 Lot 151, s/n DV1282012 Condition 2+ Sold at $544,000 RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, FL, 3/10/18 SCM# 6863777 Details Years produced: 1931–35 Number produced: Five Rollston-bodied DV-32 cars Current SCM Median Valuation: $1,100,000 Tune-up cost: $2,500 Chassis # location: Right frame rail Engine # location: Left front by head Alternatives: 1930 Packard 734 Speedster, 1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 53 V12 convertible sedan, 1931–35 Cadillac Series 370A, V12 Roadster SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1933 Stutz DV-32 Convertible by Rollston Lot 165, s/n DVPC1558 Condition 1- Sold at $1,512,500 $544,000 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/9/13 SCM# 215666 $154,000 2014 2015 2016 N/A 2017 2018 85


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Race Car Profile Courtesy of Bonhams 1968–69 Repco Brabham-Cosworth BT26/BT26A Having at least one GP win can add 20% to 30% to a car’s value. Competitiveness in vintage racing also is important by Thor Thorson Chassis number: BT263 Engine number: 1986 SCM Condition for this car: 2 T his is the Formula One Brabham in which — on September 20, 1969 — star Belgian racing driver Jacky Ickx won the Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport Park, Ontario. It is also the actual car in which Ickx finished 2nd in that same year’s Mexican Grand Prix, 3rd in the French, 5th in the Dutch and 6th in the Spanish round of the 1969 Drivers’ World Championship series. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 278, sold for $1,105,000, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Amelia Island, FL, auction on March 7, 2019. Ironically, Grand Prix cars — long the absolute pinnacle of auto- motive technological development and world championship drivers’ competition — have for most of the past 40 years been the poor cousin to sports racing cars when it came to collectibility and value. In the past five or so years, though, Formula One cars — at least a particular subset of them — have moved from being esoteric “weapons grade” purchases to being moderately serious collector assets. Formula One formulas Into the early 1970s, Grand Prix was almost a blood sport, with one to five drivers killed in competition every year. Before roll bars or seat belts, the only perceived way to increase safety was to slow cars down with smaller engines. 86 Sports Car Market From 1961 through 1965 a 1.5-liter limit was imposed, but in the end, it only made the cars smaller and more fragile — not safer. The next change would prove to be genius, and it lasted for roughly 13 years. Bigger tires and bigger cars Beginning in 1966, the formula changed to allow 3-liter naturally as- pirated or 1.5-liter forced-induction (supercharged or turbocharged) engines. Doubling the horsepower, weight and size of the drivetrain caused a complete conceptual redesign. Although the classic cigar shape


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Our subject car Our subject Brabham BT26 perfectly represents the transition from the early 3-liter cars to the DFV ones. Intended to continue Brabham’s dominance into 1968, it initially proved sadly inadequate. It was the last of the Brabham tube-frame cars and predated the idea of wings. The car was designed for the new Repco 4-cam engine — which Lotus and Cosworth completely outclassed. 1968 proved to be a tough year for both Brabham and the BT26, but there was a future. For the 1969 season, this car was modified to accept the new Cosworth DFV, along with integrated wings and much wider tires. All of a sudden, it was a serious competitor. Jacky For the 1969 season, this car was modified to accept the new Cosworth DFV, along with integrated wings and much wider tires. All of a sudden, it was a serious competitor. remained, the cars got much larger, suspensions got beefier and deference was given to the awesome new horsepower — and the traction offered by the wide-tire revolution — over aerodynamic subtlety. The immediate problem was that only Ferrari had a suitable engine — the 250 V12 — and it was heavy. The road-car factory teams such as Ferrari and Maserati that had dominated earlier had been replaced in the 1960s by mostly British builder/racer teams that relied on outside sources for items such as engines and transaxles. British builders depended on manufacturers such as Coventry Climax and BRM for their engines. Climax picked the advent of the new rules to exit the business and BRM struggled with an enormously complex and unreliable H-16 concept, so 1966 and ’67 were grim years for most of those teams. Enter new engines Driver and team owner Jack Brabham knew of an Australian company named Repco, who had developed an SOHC racing engine based on the aluminum General Motors 215-ci V8. Although it couldn’t match the horsepower of Ferrari or BRM, the Repco V8 was light, reliable and available. Brabham and Repco won the Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships in 1966 and 1967. In mid-1967, the future of Formula One arrived in the form of Lotus’ Type 49, powered by the all-new Cosworth DFV V8 engine. The Cosworth was light and compact, but it was a scratch-designed racing engine, with four valve heads and far more horsepower. It was exclusive to Lotus for 1967, and when it finished, they won, but reliability and sorting issues gave the championships to Brabham that year. Ford and Cosworth were in the business of building engines — not running a racing team — so the DFV became available to almost all teams, starting in 1968. For the next 13 years, the Cosworth DFV became the default powerplant for Formula One racing. The aspirated 3-liter era of Formula One, more or less defined by the DFV engine, is what we now consider to be the golden era of the sport. Most collectors and racers focus their attention on cars from this era. June 2019 Ickx won the Canadian GP and managed to take 2nd in the 1969 Drivers’ Championship in this car. It is also known as a sweet-driving and forgiving racer. Race history means a lot Values for 3-liter F1 cars vary immensely. You can probably find a weapons-grade Arrows or equivalent for about $400,000, while a world-champion McLaren or Lotus with tons of wins might go for up to $2.5 million. Established brands carry a clear value over un- knowns. A Ferrari, Lotus or McLaren will always be more desirable than an Arrows or Hesketh. Having at least one GP win can add 20% to 30% to a car’s value. Competitiveness is also very important; most of these cars do get driven, and at least potentially running in front can be worth a serious premium. Our subject Brabham fits in the lower middle of all of these considerations. Brabham was a serious team in its day. This car had its requisite GP win and a good history, which counts in its favor. Competitive aspects are a more difficult call. This is a very early car, and thus will run towards the back of any vintage F1 grid — except Monaco, which has an early F1 class where this would be a front runner. All in all, this is a very handsome and relatively im- portant early mainstream F1 car from a not-forgotten team. This car is fun and easy to drive but — except at Monaco — will never run near the front of a vintage grid. My sources all agree that it was well bought and fairly sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) 1967 Brabham BT20 racer Lot 179, s/n F1266 Condition 2- Sold at $1,502,647 RM Auctions, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/10/14 SCM# 6709581 1968 Lotus 49/49B racer Lot 342, s/n 49BR8 Condition 2- Sold at $1,147,136 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 6/27/14 SCM# 244580 Details Years produced: 1968 Number produced: Four Original list price: N/A Current SCM Median Valuation: $1,150,000 (this car) Chassis # location: Stamped on frame rail rear Engine # location: Center back of block Club: Masters Historic Formula One USA Web: www.mastershistoricracing.com Alternatives: 1967 Lotus 49, 1967 BRM P 126, 1969 Ferrari 312B SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1970 McLaren M14A Formula One race car Lot 264, s/n M14A2 Condition n/a Sold at $417,956 RM Auctions, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/1/10 SCM# 161994 87


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Next Gen Cars From 1985 to 2005 That Are the Next Wave of Collectibles by Philip Richter Darin Schnabel ©2019, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Supra star: This 1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo, part of RM Sotheby’s Youngtimer Collection, hammered at $173,600 RM Sotheby’s Youngtimer Earthquake Next Gen collectors shake up the market at Amelia Island W hile Northern Florida is not known for seismic activity, this year the ground beneath Amelia Island rumbled as auction hammers fell. Collectible Next Gen cars (those vehicles loosely defined as being produced between roughly 1985 to 2005) received earth-shaking bids. The level of enthusiasm and excitement around RM Sotheby’s Youngtimer Collection lots was perceptible. In Europe, Next Gen cars are called “Youngtimers.” Big sales This powerful Next Gen trend began a few years ago with certain European cars — and is now gaining momentum among Japanese and even American marques. At Amelia Island, RM Sotheby’s Youngtimer Collection shook up the scene, as a Mazda RX-7 and a Nissan 300ZX each sold for over $50,000 apiece. A Toyota Supra Twin Turbo hammered for $173,600. In February, an 8.5-mile 1987 Buick Grand National GNX brought $200,000 on Bring a Trailer. Ultra-low-mileage examples of 1980s and 1990s cars are now regularly ringing the bell with astounding results. Even Next Gen classics in average condition with higher mileage are in demand. Younger collectors have arrived A simple explanation for this burgeoning trend is demographics. Collector tastes and preferences are changing simply because a large, young and affluent generation is buying up the cars of their youth. But there is another important factor behind the Next Gen phenom- Making a Market Many Next Gen collectibles had high production statistics — they are not rare per se. However, most of the vehicles from this period were driven and used up. Today, only handfuls of truly desirable investment-grade Next Gen cars still exist with less than 10,000 miles. To command a massive premium, ultra-low-mileage Next Gen “unicorns” must have been appropriately stored, preserved and meticulously maintained during their lifetime. enon. These vehicles are current enough to be easy, enjoyable, comfortable — and safe to drive in chaotic modern-day traffic. Many Next Gen collectible cars also offer their owners a relatively hassle-free ownership experience. These cars are often more reliable and easier to operate than cars from the Brass Era, the 1930s, 1950s, and even 1960s. Most of these cars have functional a/c, modern ABS, smooth power steering, dual airbags, heated multi-contour seats, advanced transmissions and powerful multi-valve engines. Buy the best, ignore the rest We are in the early innings of this new game. Caveat emptor! Rising prices always bring increased risks. Buyers today should proceed with caution. If you are contemplating jumping into the Youngtimer/Next Gen market, do not compromise your standards. Buy the best example you can afford. Insist on thick folders contain- ing substantial documentation, ask the seller shrewd questions, and be sure to use a paint meter on the subject car. ♦ Crossing the $50k line: 1993 Mazda RX-7 (left) at $50,400, and 1996 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo at $53,200 88 Sports Car Market Tim Scott ©2018 / RM Sotheby’s


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Next Gen Profile Tim Scott ©2018, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s 1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo Targa This sale — at least temporarily — wrecks the Turbo Supra market for non-millionaire collectors by Nick Jaynes Chassis number: JT2JA82J3R0022442 • Offered from the Youngtimer Collection • Less than 11,200 miles from new • 0–60 mph in 5.6 seconds • Very original, cared-for Supra SCM Analysis This car, Lot 106, sold for $173,600, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL, auction on March 9, 2019. What is going on? How did a 1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo Targa sell for $173,600? Seriously. I cannot find evidence of another Supra (save one that starred in “The Fast and the Furious”) that has fetched anywhere close to $70,000, let alone $170,000. The SCM Pocket Price Guide pegs median values for Mk IV Supra Turbos at $49,000. So what on earth is going on? I have a few guesses. First, there is pent-up enthusiasm (and money) in the sports car market. I have the sense there are buyers champing at the bit to catch the rise of the next greatest generation of sports cars before it takes off. The 1970s and 1980s had pretty slim pickings, if I’m honest. And what was good from that Malaise Era has already been picked over — and over-valued. So now it’s the 1990s’ turn. Socially, there is reignited interest in the 1990s at the moment as well. For example, some of the decade’s most questionable fashions are back in vogue — at least with the youths (no, sorry, not pleated slacks). It makes sense then that the rising 1990s tide would lift the era’s sports cars, too. Let us not forget that Toyota just reintroduced the Supra earlier this year after a 17-year hiatus, which undoubtedly turbocharged this auction. But a $173,000 fourth-generation Toyota Supra? I just don’t know. 90 Sports Car Market One fast car The Mk IV Twin Turbo Supra’s 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder churns out 320 horsepower and 315 foot-pounds of torque, which is good for a 0–60 mph run in 5.6 seconds. That makes it quicker than the Acura NSX and Porsche 928 GTS from that year. So it’s no slouch. Once those sequential turbochargers spool up, you better hope you’re either a) very brave. Or b) pointing in a straight line. That’s because the Supra Twin Turbo likes to go sideways. That said, power isn’t everything. It’s not that special — unless you love them When this car — along with the rest of the Youngtimer Collection — went up for auction, I described driving a $100,000-plus 1990s Toyota as “demoralizing.” I stand by that sentiment. There’s nothing special (yet) about the way this Supra — or any ’90s


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Details Years produced: 1993–97 Type A80, Series I (Mk IV) Number produced: 34,275 Original list price: $45,200 (base) Current SCM Median Valuation: $49,000 Chassis # location: VIN tag in front left corner of windshield Engine # location: Front right corner of engine block, near the sump Club: Supra Mk IV Owners Club Web: www.mkivsupra.net Alternatives: 1990–96 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo, 1990–95 Porsche 928, 1994–97 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 SCM Investment Grade: C car — looks, inside or out. It is still too young to be seen with fresh eyes; we’re still too accustomed to seeing them unassumingly parked at Albertsons. Moreover, the Mk IV Supra has bodylines (especially the optional rear wing) clearly cribbed from the Ferrari F40, but without any of the Italian drama. Another issue with paying a king’s ransom for a young, unripe, would-be classic from the 1990s is the technological gap. Cars from that era boast similar power output figures as today’s cars. And they drive nearly like a current car, but soggier. The Mk IV Supra rides on a shortened version of the Lexus SC300 chassis, which was impressively taut for its time. Still, it doesn’t hold a candle to today’s cars. That’s because these 1990s cars lack the chassis crispness we’ve become accustomed to from even the mostplebian modern cars. Looking to the interior, it was good for 1993. However, sitting in a 26-year-old Supra makes me think, “Oh, this is just like my car … but worse.” It’s not classic enough After seeing the result of this auction, every nerd who has a Mk IV Supra (Turbo or otherwise) languishing in a carport next to his or her house is going to dust it off and slap a $100,000 “For Sale” sign on it. to be charming. All of this kvetching aside, the Supra does have some “cool” factor. In order to save weight, for example, Toyota engineers used hollow-head bolts wherever possible. Same goes for the carpet fibers, which are hollow, too. However, these are facts you dare not ever share at a dinner party for fear of being immediately and forever ostracized from your significant other’s friend group. Low miles were key This Supra Twin Turbo is the rarer Targa model, and has only driven 11,200 miles since new. These factors, of course, contribute to the otherworldly final bid price. No matter — I am forced to conclude this car was badly bought. Worse yet, it effectively ruins the Supra market for everyone else. These cars were good in their day; there’s no debat- ing that. Yet they remained accessible and cool (albeit a bit dorky) sports cars for us non-millionaires to enjoy — especially those who wanted a well-sorted, affordable and reliable sports car that isn’t a Miata. Now that’s done. After seeing the result of this auction, every nerd who has a Mk IV Supra (Turbo or otherwise) languishing in a carport next to his or her house is going to dust it off and slap a $100,000 “For Sale” sign on it. Meanwhile, this one is probably going to be socked away in cold storage next to a couple of Rembrandts. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $80,000 $199,800 (“The Fast and the Furious” movie stunt car) $60,000 $50,600 $40,000 $20,000 $0 June 2019 $47,300 $68,200 This sale: $173,600 1993 Toyota Supra “Fast and Furious” Lot S157, s/n JT2JA81J6P0004581 Condition 3+ Sold at $199,800 Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 5/15/15 SCM# 265347 Comps 1991 Toyota Supra Turbo coupe Lot 611, s/n JZA700012948 Condition 3+ Sold at $11,000 Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL, 4/12/18 SCM# 6868105 1993 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo Lot 340, s/n JT2JA82JXP0003027 Condition 3 Not sold at $22,000 eBay/Kruse, 1/4/02 SCM# 26844 $21,600 1994 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo Coupe 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 91


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Next Gen Profile The Cumberford Perspective Once upon a time, Toyota did it really, really right By Robert Cumberford 3 2 4 I greatly admire Toyot cars and think they’re the most reliable in production today. Bu for dynamics, aesthetics, and passion… well, they’re reliable. I kind of liked the funny little 2-cylinder Sport 800 from long ago, and I loved the too-small for-me 2000GT that was its contemporary, but since the middle 1960s, only one Toyota was a volume-built collectible like some Alfas, Lancias, BMWs, et al. — the 1993–98 Supra. The styling is “inter- national” (and good), the mechanics are far above respectable, and I recall driving one very fast and being highly impressed with its capabilities. Good as that experi- ence was, it created zero desire to have one of my own. This lack of emotional connection probably was responsible for the dwindling sales and early removal from our market years before Toyota stopped making them. ♦ 1 6 5 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 One of the best features of the car was its severely simple, easy-to-clean, aerodynamically inoffensive alloy wheels. 2 Yes, it’s an abomination, but many people really liked this towel-rack spoiler, even adding them to the wingless non-turbos. Or so I’ve heard. 3 The roof profile is flaw- less. 4 The ultra-long hood im- presses, even if a great deal of it is front overhang. 5 I really liked the headlights in their time. They filled the corners, with no asperities and good proportions. I still like them — a straightforward solution. 6 So is the rectangular grille. And the whole fascia is an air dam, with good flow around the sides. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The front is lower than the sides of the body, purely for good aerodynamics. But it also looks quite serious. 8 This is about as “fast” as a windshield and A-pillar can be for a car expected to be driven in the rain. 9 The quarter window is about as close to BMW’s “Hofmeister kink” as possible without being a servile copy. 10 A slight upward swelling emphasizes that the car is rear-wheel-drive. 11 A lot of lamps arrayed across the back. And why not? They’re neat and discreet. 12 Just one big tailpipe seems a lot more confident and indicative of power than multiples — just one of many nice, unobtrusive, subtle and successful details. 9 10 8 11 INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) The seats were not spec- tacular, but they look good, were comfortable, and held torso and shoulders against cornering loads. Sculpting the tunnel side up into the instrument cluster was clean, effective and interesting, as was the transverse grip bar for the passenger. There is a purity of purpose and simplicity of execution that was admirable and suited the slightly understated appearance of the car. Except for that awful basket handle out back ... 7 12


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Next Gen Market Moment 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E You can still buy a decent 500E for $25,000 or less, but it would not approach the condition of this spectacular car. This was the perfect 500E 1990 to 1992 500SL received this raw, pure M119 engine. Ultimately, Mercedes used their new, fully electronic HFMSFI infection system on the 500E. While the system offers boring levels of reliability when working right, it can be downright awful when things start to go awry. Things to know before buying a 500E Our subject car presented as a Sold at $84,000 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, FL, March 8, 2019, Lot 12 Chassis number: WDBEA36E8NB701595 SCM Condition for this car: 1 F amous for being partially assembled by Porsche, the MercedesBenz 500E holds another infrequently recognized distinction that might upset some people. It is, in my opinion, the last iconic Mercedes sedan. Today you can walk into a Mercedes dealership and for $84,000 you can easily purchase a brand-new Mercedes E53. The 500E is not as fast as the newer cars, and it does not have as many features. However, apart from a few exceptions, such as the E63 wagon, the modern Mercedes AMG product does not stand out. Here’s why: The newest V8-powered Mercedes-Benz E-Class doesn’t break any rules. Today’s luxury manufacturers all make a midsize V8 sports sedan. The last rule breaker The 500E was in good company, with past models such as the 300SEL 6.3 and 450SEL 6.9, as well as the non-U.S.-market 1972–76 280E, with its twin-cam 6 and 185 horsepower. All of these cars left a lasting impression because they were so dif- ferent from their smaller-displacement counterparts. In 1980, if you wanted a Mercedes W123 with a V8 engine, you had to buy a run-of-the-mill 280E and take it to AMG for an M117 conversion. By 1989 nothing had changed, and Mercedes’ biggest available engine in the W124 was a 3-liter inline 6. While these midsize Benzes were fantastic cars and performed quite well, they were still very conservative. In the engineering department, there was another development. Mercedes was redesigning the M117 engine to accept 4-valve, twincam heads, thus creating the M119 engine. The M119 was originally supplied with Bosch KE-Jetronic fuel injection. This more-analog injection system was devoid of the wiringharness issues that plagued later versions of this engine, but only the 94 Sports Car Market no-needs, perfectly preserved example, which explains its impressive sales price. Most 500Es are not in this condition — and even the best examples on the market need some help. The biggest mechanical issue on the M119 involved its wiring har- nesses. The injection harness suffers from premature deterioration, and so do the lower engine harness and the throttle-actuator harness. Distributor caps regularly collect moisture and cause hard-starting issues — as well as dying, misfiring or a characteristic stinky exhaust smell. A/C evaporators leak, transmission reverse clutches wear out, and the engines are pretty tough to work on, due to space restrictions. More money for the best 500Es This beautiful 500E is only one data point that proves the strength of the new Next Gen market, with similar examples selling for well over $60k on a regular basis. On February 6, 2019, RM Sotheby’s sold a 1994 E500 Limited Edition for almost $100k at their Paris auction. In regards to the 500E’s smaller sibling, the 400E, the message is loud and clear. If you want one, buy the nicest one you can right now. They will not end up as $80,000 cars in the near future, but they are not going to be $5,000 cars for much longer. You can still buy a decent 500E for $25,000 or less, but it would not approach the condition of this spectacular car. This was the perfect 500E. It attracted the attention of the next generation of car collectors, and it deserved to sell at the top of the new emerging market for cars of the 1990s and early 2000s. — Pierre Hedary ♦ Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding &Company


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Next Gen Market Moment 1979 Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk I Is the original hot hatch finally catching up in the market to its nemesis, the Peugeot 205 GTI? Sold at $35,333 Silverstone, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, U.K., February 23, 2019, Lot 312 Chassis number: 17A0041886 SCM Condition for this car: 2- I t’s taken a while, but perhaps the Golf GTi is finally catching up with its tiny-terror nemesis, the Peugeot 205 GTI. That’s puzzling, because the Golf is the original hot hatch, launched in 1976 — although the Peugeot, which came along in 1984, is dynamically superior, especially in 1.9 (130 bhp) form, with more entertaining handling. You can get the Peugeot to oversteer with a savage lift entering or mid-corner, reducing your steering inputs. In contrast, the Golf is a relentless understeerer, its sole party trick being able to lift the inside rear tire clear of the tarmac when pressing on. The Golf’s Germanic build quality, however, seems much tougher than the rather tinny-feeling 205. That’s a clue to their dynamics, although the original GTi weighs only 810 kg (1,785 pounds). They got lardier as time went on. A new trend or an outlier? So far, nice Mk I Golf GTis have been selling at auction for up to $15k, while pristine, restored 205s have hit up to $33k — which is approaching the value of single-cam RS Escorts, the hotshot of the previous generation. This very well-preserved Mk I GTi sold for $35,333 after a pro- tracted bidding battle at Silverstone’s Race Retro auction. Being an early car, it was a 1.6 (actually 1,588 cc and 108 bhp) rather than the torquier (109 ft-lb/112 bhp) 1.8 (1,781 cc) that arrived in 1983. Normally a black vinyl roof would be the kiss of death, but here it was a factory option. Someone really wanted it: Every time auctioneer Jonathan Humbert called “once… twice,” another bid of £200 ($260) appeared just as he was about to drop the hammer. The car eventually sold for twice its pre-auction estimate. To find out whether this is a portent, or simply the realization that it could be a long wait until another early car this good comes to market, we’ll have to wait until the next one crosses the block. For now, this is an outlier. — Paul Hardiman ♦ June 2019 95 Courtesy of Silverstone Auctions


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Next Gen Rising Sun Recent Sales of Significant Japanese Cars That Are Market Leaders — or Future Collectibles by Brian Baker 1985 Toyota Corolla GT-S coupe #17188. S/N JT2AE88S8F0156816. 114k miles. “1.6L 4A-GE twin- cam inline-4, 5-speed manual transmission, factory limited-slip differential. Transmission rebuilt in 2017, differential rebuilt in 2018, various modifications, removed factory parts included, partial service records, original window sticker and build sheet. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $10,386. Bring a Trailer, 3/19/2019. Brian’s take: Rear-wheel-drive Corollas from Japan’s Economic 2000 Honda S2000 #17472. S/N JHMAP1142YT000078. 6,000 miles. “2.0-L VTEC Inline 4, 6-speed manual transmission, new Formula Red over black leather, black soft top, long-term current ownership.” Cond: 1. SOLD AT $30,500. Bring a Trailer, 3/19/2019. Brian’s take: Honda’s only release of a rear-wheel-drive perfor- mance convertible, the S2000 is the perfect balance of affordable and sporty. People who grew up modifying Civics in the late 1990s to 2000s looked at the S2000 as the realistic dream car. This car is equipped with the 2.0-liter inline 4 F20c engine and Honda’s legendary VTEC variable valve timing, which produces 240 horsepower. This is just enough to make the car fun — without too much power. If that isn’t enough for you, there is plenty of aftermarket support, such as superchargers, full hard tops and aftermarket bumpers. You can even install a complete suspension overhaul. Nice examples like this one, with low mileage (6,000 miles), are hard to find. Your best bet is to find the one that fits your budget with quality performance parts — or the least amount of modifications. The later-edition AP2 (earlier ones have body code AP1), and special editions such as the Club Racer and the Japan-only Type S command more money. Honda doesn’t make a convertible like this anymore, so consider this a future classic in the making. Well sold. side the 1990 Honda CRX SI-R that wasn’t sold in the U.S). VTEC is a variable camshaft duration/lift to improve power at higher rpms, but it also conserves gas at lower rpms. The NSX used to be a very affordable sports car, with used prices under $30,000. The market is rising fast, with prices for well-used cars starting above $30,000. Better examples, such as this car, sell for five times that. The NSX is the first mass-produced car with an aluminum 1994 Acura NSX #17557. S/N JH4NA1152RT000059. 187 miles. “3.0L DOHC V6, 5-speed manual transaxle, Brooklands Green Pearl, black leather, factory wheels, included window sticker, books and original keys. First registered in 2018.” Cond: 1. SOLD AT $151,000. Bring a Trailer, 4/2/2019. Brian’s take: Honda’s only real attempt at a supercar is the midengine V6 NSX. It is also the first car to be sold with VTEC (along- 96 monocoque frame. The factory that built the NSX also later built the S2000 and the Insight (which also features a monocoque aluminum frame). Earlier NSXs have the pop-up headlights, while those built from 2002 on have fixed HID headlights. The NSX-R has a little more street cred, as it is a Type R, which is Honda’s performance designation. Heads still turn at any NSX. This car sold for $22k more than the 2005 post-facelift NSX at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction last March. The auction’s comments section shows that the winner is an E30 M3 and NSX collector. He definitely got something unique to add to his collection. Well sold. ♦ Sports Car Market Bubble period have been popular for decades. Nicknamed the AE86 from the chassis code of the SR5 model (the DX is tagged AE85; although the GT-S is tagged AE88 in the VIN, it is still considered an AE86). This model has a long history as a drift car in Japan. The AE86 was also the star car for the “Initial D” Japanese comic book — later an animated show and a movie. “Initial D” tells the story of a tofu delivery boy who must learn how to drive the car without ruining the tofu. This car also has been highlighted in many video game series, including “Gran Turismo,” “Need for Speed” and “Initial D.” This car retains most of its original parts and condition — with a few slight updates. As it is a GT-S, the car has the desirable 4A-GE 16-valve, multiport-fuel-injected engine. Cars that didn’t receive this engine got the carbureted 8-valve 4A-C, which is usually swapped out for the 4A-GE. It is rare to find these chassis in good condition, so this is the one to buy. The coupe is less desirable than the hatch, as the hero’s car in “Initial D” is a hatchback. It is up to you which body is better looking. Well bought.


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AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE $38m RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, FL, p. 104 $22m Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, p. 116 $15.9m Bonhams, Amelia Island, FL, p. 130 $3.5m Russo and Steele, Amelia Island, FL, p. 146 $3.3m Silverstone, Stoneleigh Park, U.K., p. 156 Roundup, p. 166 Gooding & Company’s top seller at Amelia Island: 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout, $1,765,000 Jensen Sutta, courtesy of Gooding & Company June 2019 99


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Market Reports Overview Amelia Island Auctions All Grown Up The once-quiet weekend is nothing like it was 10 years ago By Chad Tyson Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) I 1. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB coupe, $2,205,000—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 112 2. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 roadster, $1,792,500—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 114 3. 1930 Duesenberg Model J dualcowl phaeton, $1,650,000—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 114 4. 2010 Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir coupe, $1,500,000—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 108 5. 2015 Porsche 918 Weissach Spyder, $1,490,000—Gooding & Co., FL, p. 127 6. 1926 Hispano-Suiza H6B cabriolet, $1,352,500—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 112 7. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS convertible, $1,325,000—Gooding & Co., FL, p. 128 8. 1934 Packard Twelve Series 1108 convertible sedan, $1,325,000—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 114 9. 1930 Cadillac 452A V16 roadster, $1,187,500—Bonhams, FL, p. 144 10. 1993 Porsche 911 RS 3.8 coupe, $1,132,500—Gooding & Co., FL, p. 124 Best Buys 1969 Porsche 911S 2.0 coupe, $123,200—Bonhams, FL, p. 138 100 t was a strange feeling when I saw Amelia Island grow from two one-evening sales in the days leading up to Concours Sunday into multiple sales on multiple days. I knew things were getting big. I know many people remember just the RM sale the night before the concours. I guess I’m not the wide-eyed 20-something anymore. My first trip to Amelia was in 2011, when I thought navigating the then-much-smaller schedule was a big deal. There was even a lull in the weekend’s action come Saturday afternoon. I remember the two advertising executives on that trip taking naps between meeting clients and the evening’s parties. Simpler times. Now there are so many sales there that one auc- tion turned into something else. Motostalgia is now BlueChipCar by Motostalgia, which, instead of selling whole cars, now offers shares of a car — one can pick between something called a Custodian or a Guardian. Let’s do a quick recap of the auctions on Amelia Island during the concours week from the past 10 years: In 2009 and earlier, RM Auctions was the only auc- tion taking place alongside the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. From 2010 onwards, Gooding & Company joined them in Northeast Florida. Bonhams and Hollywood Wheels arrived in 2015, while Motostalgia followed in 2016 and became BlueChipCar by Motostalgia by this go-around, and most recently, Russo and Steele joined the party this year. The combined total from the 2010 Amelia sales was $35.4m on 157 cars sold. Here’s where I remind you that RM Sotheby’s sold $38m on just 117 cars all by themselves in 2019. No auction company reported record sales in 2019. I’ll point to this as further proof that the market is soft — but by no means imploding. The 2018 Amelia Island auction total came in at $78,976,439. The 2019 total rose to $79,479,588, which is a tiny increase of 0.64%. An additional 18 cars were sold on the island in 2019, but that comes from an additional 119 cars offered this year over the last one. That sort of math brings the sell-through rate down significantly — from 86% sold to 68%. RM Sotheby’s acme so far was in 2017, when they sold 134 of 150 for $70,769,600. But that included the impressive Otis Smith Collection, which added $31m to the sale. Gooding’s top result came in 2016, when $60m came from 69 of 79 sold. Again, a collection propelled the result far beyond typical. That time, the cars came from Jerry Seinfeld. Bonhams’ best result also came in 2016, with 66 of 96 vehicles selling for a total of $27m. Keep in mind that people were still getting used to the idea of showing up to Amelia Island earlier in the week to attend that sale. Plus, From the SCM archives, in 2009 — when RM was the only auction house at Amelia Island selling a $9.7m Bugatti Type 57SC helps any bottom line. After seven or eight years of consistently rising prices and totals, some numbers have dropped from their heights. Each of the companies that have been there five years or more, and reported their totals, had a better showing than their initial run in Amelia Island. Here’s to more strange feelings — shifting from grow- ing up to getting older. Not just me, but the auction companies, too. ♦ Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue McCormick’s February 22–24, 2019 Stoneleigh Park, U.K. February 23, 2019 GAA Feb 28–Mar 2, 2019 Greensboro, NC Amelia Island, FL March 7, 2019 Bonhams Russo and Steele Amelia Island, FL March 7–8, 2019 Amelia Island, FL March 8, 2019 Amelia Island, FL March 8–9, 2019 $0 $10m $20m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts Gooding & Co. RM Sotheby’s Silverstone Palm Springs, CA $6.3m $3.3m $15m $15.9m $3.5m $22m $38.1m $30m $40m 1936 Hispano-Suiza K6 sedan, $142,800—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 112 2001 BMW Z8 convertible, $140,350—Russo and Steele, FL, p. 150 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Speedster, $140,000—Bonhams, FL, p. 139 1970 Ferrari 246 GT Dino L coupe, $275,100—Russo and Steele, FL, p. 152 Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Overview Buy/Sell/Hold SCM Contributor Nick Jaynes dusts off his post-Amelia Island crystal ball by Nick Jaynes Buy: 2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra The fourth-generation Mustang seems to have been forgotten. Maybe that’s because, despite their impressive sales figures, the fourth-gen ’Stangs never could quite match the Camaro’s performance stats. That is, except one: the 2001 SVT Cobra. This SVT Cobra was the first and last Mustang (until the sixth gen) to feature an independent rear suspension. This helped the Cobra’s DOHC 5.4-liter V8 put all of its 320 horsepower to the pavement — and, you know, corner. 2001 is the year to get. Compared to the ’99, it received a horse- power bump, upgraded Tremec TR-3650 gearbox, improved interior creature comforts, and more-sinister-looking smoky headlights. SCM’s Pocket Price Guide lists the 1999 and 2001 (there was no 2000 model year) Mustang SVT Cobra median value at $14,000, — up 6%. That’s cheaper than the 2003 and ’04 supercharged Terminator Cobras, which makes the ’01 a buy in my book. That’s because, like virtually all Mustangs, the value of the ’01 SVT Cobra will continue to climb. However, unlike many Mustangs, you can actually enjoy driving the sure-footed SVT Cobra while it appreciates. Sell: Fiat X1/9 I hate to say it, but if the X1/9 were going to have its day, it would have happened by now. Some of us underdog enthusiasts hoped the X1/9 would eventu- ally be admired for the weird little mid-engine sports car that it is. It seems, though, that day will never come. Ultimately, the car’s diminutive power output and even tinier interior have turned off Big-Gulp-sized American buyers. The thirst for tire-ending horsepower has kept many from cozying up to the twee Italian’s charms. Oddly enough, despite the fact that it boasts one of the most ’80s-tastic, door-stop-shaped Bertone body styles ever produced, the growing affinity/infatuation for the boxy RADwood-era cars has seemingly skipped the X1/9. Go figure. The price guide marks the median value of the X1/9 down 3% this year, at $6,500. So, now is the time to let the Fiat fly free. Hold: 1986–87 Porsche 944 Luftgekühlt has turbocharged the Porsche market so much that even the brand’s lesser-loved, front-engine, water-cooled models have received a trickle-down value bump. If you have a 944 sitting in your garage, don’t sell it yet — the best is yet to come. Would-be Porsche owners who are just now starting to investi- gate putting one in their garage are quickly realizing that 911s and 912s are untouchable. Nice examples of the 928 and 914 are becoming prohibitively expensive, too. The 1986–87 944 is the last Porsche to see a big upward value swing. The price guide pegs their median value at $12,000, which represents a 10% increase. So it’s starting to build momentum. However, it hasn’t gotten close to hitting its peak. There are good reasons for the 944 to climb. It was an incredible value when new. It has spectacular on-center steering feel and a great throttle response. And it might be one of the best-looking sports cars of the 1980s. ♦ 102 Sports Car Market BUY SELL HOLD


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL RM Sotheby’s — Amelia Island 2019 The second-to-last 427 Cobra produced, with fewer than 1,900 miles, sold for a respectable $1,792,500 Company RM Sotheby’s Date March 8–9, 2019 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneer Maarten ten Holder Automotive lots sold/offered 117/141 Sales rate 83% Sales total $38,050,640 High sale 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB coupe, sold at $2,205,000 Buyer’s premium Fewer than 1,900 original miles — 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 roadster, sold at $1,792,500 Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics a less-hectic environment. For the pa the inclement weather had forced the c move to Saturday, which was on top of o Sotheby’s auction days. Everyone inv pleased to see things return to their no Eyes were on the Amelia auction a R Scottsdale auctions were, except for resto-mods, a bit disappointing. Fortunately, the results were on the more positive side, as 117 of the 141 cars offered found new homes, for an 83% sell-through rate. Offerings ranged from the fairly new sports cars from the Youngtimer Collection to an exciting array of Full Classics. The cars from the collection of Jay and Berta Leon, who were old friends from days in Texas, brought back many pleasant memories. Fifteen cars were bid to more than $1 million, but only nine moved on, which continues a trending softness in the high-end market. Two very nice 300SLs also failed to find new homes. A car that was once the gold standard is showing signs of weakness. The star attraction of the RM Sotheby’s auction was the 1957 Bugatti Type 57S tourer. Bidding topped out at $5,700,000 against a $6m–$7.5m estimate. It was one of 16 Type 57S Bugattis with open coachwork. With more dramatic 104 M Sotheby’s 21st auction at the famed Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Amelia Island took plac on March 8–9, 2019, and it re Amelia Island, FL sed coachwork, the value would have been multiples of what was bid here. RM Sotheby’s offered an array of 18 American Full Classics, and all but four ound new owners. A delightful 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom convertible sedan, a true factory custom, brought $1,325,000, and with its vee’d windshield and headlamps it was a standout. As one of about 10 produced by Dietrich, it is on the wish list of most every Packard aficionado. The 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 Competition coupe, one of only 19 pro- duced, failed to sell when bid to $2,750,000. It was significant in that it was once driven by Bob Bondurant and is the only production 427 to win a major European race. A 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra did, however, sell for a respectable $1,792,500. It was remarkable in that it had fewer than 1,900 actual miles showing, and it was the second-to-last 427 Cobra produced. As is the case with most major auctions of late, a number of supercars were offered, with mixed results. A 2015 McLaren P1 brought $1,490,000, but a 2005 Maserati MC12 Corsa did not find a new home when bid to $1,350,000. A 2010 Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir did sell for $1.5m, but that was far less than the purchase price. The 2019 Amelia Island event was a very respectable auction for RM Sotheby’s. The offerings ranged from an 1886 Benz PatentMotorwagen re-creation to a 2017 Ferrari F12 TdF, and while there were not a lot of home runs, there were a number of solid doubles and singles. The result is a win at RM Sotheby’s 21st Amelia Island Auction. ♦ $75m $60m $45m $30m $15m 0 Sports Car Market 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 Sales Totals 12% on first $250,000; 10% thereafter, included in sold prices


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #257-1911 NAPIER 15HP Colonial Vic- toria roadster. S/N 18281. Wicker/light blue leather. RHD. Odo: 67,976 km. Napiers were popular with the colonial rulers in India. This example was rebodied as a “garden car,” with wicker body and blue leather seating. As a “Colonial” it had a higher chassis, so it could travel the less-developed roadways. A definite crowd pleaser. Cond: 2+. all-weather body and Lucas headlamps. Engine replaced and renumbered by Bentley in 1929. Has the easier-to-master “C” gearbox, with its close-ratio gearing. Delightful wood trim. One of 242 standard-wheelbase examotheby’s Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #257-1911 NAPIER 15HP Colonial Vic- toria roadster. S/N 18281. Wicker/light blue leather. RHD. Odo: 67,976 km. Napiers were popular with the colonial rulers in India. This example was rebodied as a “garden car,” with wicker body and blue leather seating. As a “Colonial” it had a higher chassis, so it could travel the less-developed roadways. A definite crowd pleaser. Cond: 2+. all-weather body and Lucas headlamps. En- gine replaced and renumbered by Bentley in 1929. Has the easier-to-master “C” gearbox, with its close-ratio gearing. Delightful wood trim. One of 242 standard-wheelbase exam- SOLD- SOLD AT $401,000. A rather rare and unusual car that was restored to within inches of perfection. A pleasing livery and some power under the bonnet make this an exciting car that was acquired for a reasonable figure. A fun tour car, so hope the new owner gets it on the open road. #249-1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SOLD AT $714,500. Body and engine changes are not an issue in Bentley circles, and have little effect on value. This sold in the expected range and is ready to celebrate Bentley Motors’ Centenary. SOLD AT $156,800. Boy, throw the estimates out the window on this one. Several bidders had to have this Napier, and a few dollars were not going to stand in their way. The surprise of the auction. As such, very well sold indeed! #207-1924 ROLLS-ROYCE 20HP Doc- tor’s coupe. S/N GA41. Lonsdale Yellow/ black leather/black leather. RHD. Odo: 60,188 miles. A older restoration of a doctor’s coupe, with a dickey seat for two. Has a complex folding top. Now showing signs of age and use, with tears in both front fenders and paint that is chipped and worn. Needs just about everything. From the well-known Leon-Hackotheby’s Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #257-1911 NAPIER 15HP Colonial Vic- toria roadster. S/N 18281. Wicker/light blue leather. RHD. Odo: 67,976 km. Napiers were popular with the colonial rulers in India. This example was rebodied as a “garden car,” with wicker body and blue leather seating. As a “Colonial” it had a higher chassis, so it could travel the less-developed roadways. A definite crowd pleaser. Cond: 2+. all-weather body and Lucas headlamps. En- gine replaced and renumbered by Bentley in 1929. Has the easier-to-master “C” gearbox, with its close-ratio gearing. Delightful wood trim. One of 242 standard-wheelbase exam- SOLD AT $401,000. A rather rare and un- usual car that was restored to within inches of perfection. A pleasing livery and some power under the bonnet make this an exciting car that was acquired for a reasonable figure. A fun tour car, so hope the new owner gets it on the open road. #249-1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SOLD AT $714,500. Body and engine changes are not an issue in Bentley circles, and have little effect on value. This sold in the expected range and is ready to celebrate Bent- ley Motors’ Centenary. SOLD AT $156,800. Boy, throw the estimates out the window on this one. Several bidders had to have this Napier, and a few dollars were not going to stand in their way. The sur- prise of the auction. As such, very well sold indeed! #207-1924 ROLLS-ROYCE 20HP Doc- tor’s coupe. S/N GA41. Lonsdale Yellow/ black leather/black leather. RHD. Odo: 60,188 miles. A older restoration of a doctor’s coupe, with a dickey seat for two. Has a complex folding top. Now showing signs of age and use, with tears in both front fenders and paint that is chipped and worn. Needs just about everything. From the well-known Leon-Hack- SOLD- SOLD AT $64,400. Price paid here is consistent with the condition. Just wonder if this can be brought up to snuff without going completely underwater. Maybe just fixing the obvious and living with the rest is the best course here. #265-1956 AC ACE Bristol roadster. S/N SOLD AT $61,600. The 20HP was on a shorter wheelbase and had a 3-speed transmission with handle that was inboard. Was replaced in 1925 with more desirable 4-speed. A full restoration will put you upside down in a hurry, so might be best to just leave as-is and impress the folks at the next RROC event. Will draw a crowd, as it is most unusual. Price paid was within reason, if this is your thing. #262-1927 BENTLEY 6½ LITRE tourer. S/N PR2310. Royal Blue & black/black fabric/ gray leather. RHD. Odo: 2,875 miles. Rebodied by Bentley in the period with 4-door 106 BEX223. Almond Green/black Everlast fabric/ Andes Green leather. Odo: 51,648 miles. Recently received ground-up restoration after years in hibernation. Attractive livery with Turrino wire wheels and AC knockoff caps. The Bristol-powered Aces have a proven racing history including second in class at 1957 Le Mans. One of only 686 Ace-Bristols produced between 1954 and 1956. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $445,000. This was last seen at Barrett-Jackson’s 2013 January sale (SCM# 5617292), where it realized $368,500. Six years later it sells for a slight bump, so seller had all that enjoyment for almost no out-ofpocket cost. Every now and then it works. A good deal all around. #142-1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 Van- tage convertible. S/N DB5C1924R. Peony Red/tan Everflex/tan leather. Odo: 38,527 miles. This is one of only seven factory Vantage DB5 convertibles. The Vantage offered 40 additional horsepower. Converted to lefthand drive in 2005 when it received a comprehensive restoration. Has factory replacement motor that has been restamped. Numerous class awards along with 2005 Greenwich Concours Europa Chairman’s award. Cond: 2+. #226-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N S674059. Gold/black canvas/red leather, tan fabric. Odo: 36,659 miles. A very original and unrestored example. So the interior is worn and torn and the body has its share of bangs and bruises. Smacked in left front fender. Paint worn and chipped. A long list of needs. Cond: 3+. CLOUD I drophead coupe. S/N LSMH21. Morris Beige/tan vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 48,140 miles. One of only 10 left-hand examples produced. Received a recent respray in butterscotch “Morris Beige,” which was an original color. New Connolly leather in retrimmed interior. Fitted GM Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, which was standard. Once owned by past president of RROC. Low miles stated to be actual. Complete with rare Continental touring kit, a box with spare head gasket, spark plugs, assorted bulbs and other gaskets. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $1,150,000. We watched this DB5 cross the block at RM’s Monterey sale last year, where it failed sell when bid to $1,675,000 (SCM# 6878497). Seven months later, seller won’t accept an offer that is $500k less. Can’t blame them. Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL FRENCH #215-1909 DELAUNAY-BELLEVILLE TYPE IA6 Victoria. S/N 4131V. Maroon/ black leather/black leather, red velvet. RHD. Odo: 51,430 miles. Received a cosmetic restoration in early 1980s and appeared at Pebble Beach. Has no windows or side curtains, but does have cape top. Elaborate coachwork by well-known American coachbuilder Brewster. One of few examples delivered to U.S. Cond: 2-. #269-1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57SC tourer. S/N 57512. Black/black canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 376 km. A pleasing design by Corsica and one of only eight Type 57S that they produced. The SC stands for surbaissé (lowered) and compresseur (supercharged). A very original example that is well documented. Only 16 Type 57Ss were finished in open coachwork. Once owned by Maurice Lubbock, who became president of RollsRoyce and was forced to sell the 57S. Was upgraded with supercharger at some point after 1939. Restored by Blackhawk Collection and in 2003 presented at Pebble Beach. Cond: 1-. 3,495 miles. Only 300 Veyron coupes were produced and only 12 were the Sang Noir. Trimmed in particular red leather, as others were orange. Powered by W16 engine with four turbochargers. Produces in excess of 1,001 horsepower. Recent service with new tires and brakes along with new transmission. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $196,000. Delaunay-Belleville was the first French manufacturer to offer a 6-cylinder motor. Brass Era cars continue to attract attention if they are of unique and elaborate design. This Type IA6 certainly falls in that category, and the price paid was well within reason. The new owner will most likely have the only one on the field. #254-1933 BUGATTI TYPE 51 Grand Prix roadster. S/N 51153. Blue/black leather. RHD. This Type 51 has been clouded in controversy as another Type 51 has the same chassis number. According to experts, this example has the strongest claim to the 51153 chassis number. Was one of four factory team cars in 1933 and was in the Peter Mullin Collection for 17 years. Documented with FIVA Passport. Ready for the vintage-racing circuit. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $5,700,000. The Type 57 is one of—if not the most—desirable Bugattis, and the price for closed examples set world records. The open coachwork is not as striking but still very much in demand. This example bid up to a touch less than lower estimate ($6m), but still was serious money. I can only think of one or two places to get this bid or higher, and I expect we’ll see it again sometime soon. #284-1939 TALBOT-LAGO T23 Major cabriolet. S/N 93615. Black/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 97,955 miles. The T23 was known as the “Baby Talbot.” Powered by a 6-cylinder motor that produces an impressive 140 horsepower. Fully restored in 2014, with rebuilt transmission and new interior. Paint crisp, with deep luster and brightwork in good order. An impressive offering. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,500,000. One of the early supercars in a now-glutted market. Amazing engineering with special Michelin tires, which had to be replaced after fewer than 3,500 miles. With an MSRP of $1,990,000, this was a bit of a bargain. Doubtful if this will see much street activity, but it will cause a stir when it does. GERMAN #272-1936 HORCH 853 roadster. S/N 853268. Silver metallic/red leather. Odo: 59,982 km. The 853 was a low, swoopy roadster, and it is thought that seven were produced with five surviving. This reproduction body was built on an authentic Horch chassis with wood body frame constructed. The result is a stunning re-creation of a Spezial roadster body. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $758,500. This Type 51 is no stranger to the auction world, having been last seen at Leake’s November 2014 event, where it was a no-sale at $2,700,000 (SCM# 6772596), and prior to that it sold for $1,285,403 at Bonhams’ 2011 Rétromobile sale (SCM# 2079735). The refusal of the offer at Leake certainly appears to have been a mistake, as a couple mil were left on the table. 108 SOLD AT $318,500. This Talbot-Lago is no stranger to the auction world and has experienced some wild ups and downs. It was seen at Worldwide’s 2018 Pacific Grove auction, where it realized $397,000 (SCM# 6877458). Earlier in that year it sold for $282,240 at Barrett-Jackson’s January sale (SCM# 6863401), and in May of 2015 it sold for $285,000 at RM Sotheby’s Italy sale (SCM# 6785895). Seller here took a major hit and only owned the car for less than a year. Wonder what the backstory is on this one. TOP 10 No. 4 #149-2010 BUGATTI VEYRON Sang Noir coupe. S/N VF9SC2C27AM795238. Black/red leather. Odo: SOLD AT $775,000. This was last seen at RM Sotheby’s Amelia sale last year, when it sold for $544,000 (SCM# 6867766). One short year later, the seller rings the bell with an over-the-top sale. Astonishing money for a re-creation, clone or tribute. Whatever you want to call it, call it well sold. #268-1955 PORSCHE 356 1500 Speed- ster. S/N 80669. Signal Red/black canvas/ black vinyl. Odo: 5,308 miles. An early 356 Pre-A speedster. Restored in late 1990s and finished in Signal Red lacquer with stone guards over headlamps. Has been used and enjoyed, and converted to 12-volt. Correct original wheels are with car. Has new top and German square-weave carpeting. Cond: 2. Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL finished in Porsche Red with cream wheels. The smallest of the four Porsche tractors produced. All were powered by air-cooled diesel engines. Has rear- and mid-mounted power take-offs. Cute as heck. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $39,200. Just the piece to finish off the ultimate Porsche collection. Price paid was reasonable enough, if you must have one. #217-1959 MESSERSCHMITT KR200 NOT SOLD AT $245,000. Porsche is at the top of their game of late, but this one bid under what was expected. The Pre-A is a rather basic machine, and some collectors prefer the later models. This car did sell at Bonhams’ 2002 Carmel sale for $63,000 (SCM# 1555479). Says a lot about the movement of the Porsche market that the seller didn’t accept this bid, but nothing that hasn’t already been said. Final bid was $55k from lower estimate—not close enough to cut it loose. #235-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980406500212. Strawberry Red/tan leather. Odo: 51,101 miles. First ordered for Prince of Salm-Salm. Retains original motor and includes fitted luggage and Becker radio. Complete with belly pans. Restored by noted 300SL expert and respray in Strawberry Red, a factory color that was seldom used. More in this color now than ever left factory. Was fastest production car of its time. Cond: 1-. microcar. S/N 72056. Turquoise/black vinyl. MHD. Odo: 49,012 miles. A three-wheeler that has a steering bar and 4-speed transmission that function in forward and reverse. A recent comprehensive restoration that included an engine rebuild and high-quality respray. Bumper was a $50 option. Limited use since completion. Cond: 1-. at Gooding’s January 2014 sale, where it realized $1,430,000 (SCM# 6661339). The 300SL has been the gold standard of the collector-car market, and they have been consistently selling in the $1.2m–$1.5m range, with only a few outliers. This was a well-restored example and the high bid was well off the mark. I don’t fault seller for walking. #251-1962 PORSCHE 356B Super 90 roadster. S/N 89665. Black/black canvas/red leatherette. Odo: 131,966 miles. A very desirable Super 90 “twin grille,” which was manufactured by D’Ieteren Freres. The robust Super 90 engine produced 90 horsepower. Ordered with a long list of extras including headrest, sun visors, chrome wheels and luggage rack. Engine rebuild in 2010 with displacement increased to 1,776 cc. Numerous awards since and offered with records and correct tool roll. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $84,000. The KR200 was the upgraded version of the KR175 with improved canopy and cutout front fenders. This Messerschmitt KR200 was last seen at RM’s July 2016 Motor City auction, where it sold for $66,000 (SCM# 6809612). A little less than three years later, a major uptick. Microcars are taking on a life of their own, and continue to gain traction. I doubt if many miles will be put on this in the near future, but cute as heck and a conversation piece. Sold for well above the $65k high estimate, but not silly money considering the quality of restoration. NOT SOLD AT $1,150,000. The bid offered was so close to getting the job done, so I’m surprised that some give-and-take didn’t make it happen. There was a 2.5% import duty that was owed, so maybe that entered into the picture. An attractive offering that was properly restored. Better luck at next outing. #160-1958 PORSCHE JUNIOR 108L tractor. S/N L22312. Red/red vinyl. Recently completed a comprehensive restoration and #248-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 1980429500015. White/black leather. Odo: 35,482 miles. This 300SL Roadster received a comprehensive restoration in 2010 and has been well maintained since. Recently received mechanical no-expense-spared restoration. Complete with fitted luggage, Becker radio and toolkit. Euro headlights and wood-rimmed Nardi steering wheel. Award winner and runner up in Roadster division at Gull Wing Group Annual Convention. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $467,000. 356B Super 90s are a hot item right now, and an authentic twin grille trumps them all. One of only 58 Super 90 T-6 roadsters produced. A quality restoration of a rather rare Porsche. Price paid was up there, but worth every penny. #236-1965 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 302757. Aga Blue/cream leather. Odo: 78,874 miles. A delightful 911 finished in Aga Blue with cream Spinneybeck leather interior. New, correct German square-weave carpeting along with new headliner recently installed. Fivespeed manual transmission with McPherson struts along with modern disc brakes on the corners. Chrome wheel covers with correct build date. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $190,000. 1965-66 911 Porsches continue to do very well at auction. The ’64s are worth a bunch more, but this ’65 911 should have brought another $30k or so. Time will tell, but for now call this one well bought. ITALIAN #243-1949 MASERATI A6/1500 3C Ber- NOT SOLD AT $975,000. This was last seen 110 linetta. S/N 086. 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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL fitted with triple Webers, and one of only two known to still exist. Extensive restoration following purchase in 2009, where it was completely disassembled and rebuilt. Recent mechanical overhaul. New interior done to concours specifications. Owned by several prominent collectors. Competition history. An exciting offering. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $98,000. A Zagato-bodied FiatAbarth for less than $100k. I’d say that is a bit of a bargain, even if it is higher than some other recent sales. Tuck it away in a corner of the garage, and then use the heck out of it every now and again. A well-bought little Zagato, all things considered. #244-1964 MASERATI 3500 GTI Spy- SOLD AT $505,500. This was last seen at Bonhams’ August 2014 Carmel sale, when it realized $891,000 (SCM# 6710465). Ouch. Seller took a chance and offered it at no reserve and had his lunch handed to him. Buyer paid for the cost of restoration and the car was free. Well bought and poorly sold. #267-1952 LANCIA AURELIA B52 coupe. S/N B521026. Blue & dark blue/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 839 km. Restored in the ’90s with Pebble Beach class win in 1995. Once part of Blackhawk Collection. A very pleasing body style that has been properly maintained. Cond: 2+. der. S/N AM1012769. Azzurro Metallizzato/ blue fabric/red leather. Odo: 5,757 miles. A late-production example with fuel injection and 5-speed ZF transmission. Restoration completed in 2006 with recent installation of correct Pelle Rosso Connolly leather interior. Fully documented with books and records. Finished in factory-correct colors and complete with toolkit. Only 248 produced, and this Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL fitted with triple Webers, and one of only two known to still exist. Extensive restoration fol- lowing purchase in 2009, where it was com- pletely disassembled and rebuilt. Recent mechanical overhaul. New interior done to concours specifications. Owned by several prominent collectors. Competition history. An exciting offering. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $98,000. A Zagato-bodied Fiat- Abarth for less than $100k. I’d say that is a bit of a bargain, even if it is higher than some other recent sales. Tuck it away in a corner of the garage, and then use the heck out of it ev- ery now and again. A well-bought little Za- gato, all things considered. #244-1964 MASERATI 3500 GTI Spy- SOLD AT $505,500. This was last seen at Bonhams’ August 2014 Carmel sale, when it realized $891,000 (SCM# 6710465). Ouch. Seller took a chance and offered it at no re- serve and had his lunch handed to him. Buyer paid for the cost of restoration and the car was free. Well bought and poorly sold. #267-1952 LANCIA AURELIA B52 coupe. S/N B521026. Blue & dark blue/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 839 km. Restored in the ’90s with Pebble Beach class win in 1995. Once part of Blackhawk Collection. A very pleasing body style that has been properly maintained. Cond: 2+. der. S/N AM1012769. Azzurro Metallizzato/ blue fabric/red leather. Odo: 5,757 miles. A late-production example with fuel injection and 5-speed ZF transmission. Restoration completed in 2006 with recent installation of correct Pelle Rosso Connolly leather interior. Fully documented with books and records. Finished in factory-correct colors and com- plete with toolkit. Only 248 produced, and this GTB GTB that has been restored to perfection. Price paid was as expected, so no, Chicken Little, the sky is not falling and all is well with the world. All parties should be pleased here. #143-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- tona coupe. S/N 15717. Silver/black leather. Odo: 69,587 miles. Built as U.S.-specification example, and delivered to William Harrah, the official West Coast Ferrari distributor. Finished in Argento Metallizzato and fitted with Cromodora wheels. Older restoration that is showing a bit of wear and tear. Trim scratched, but nothing too serious. A wonderful road Ferrari. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $575,000. These have been very predictable of late, and the number has been pegged at about $650k, give or take a touch. This one was not close enough, and I can’t blame the seller for walking away. SPANISH SOLD AT $730,000. A very desirable example that was finished in a delightful livery. Price paid was well within reason, so I will call it well bought. Joins a prominent Pacific Northwest collection. NOT SOLD AT $340,000. Lancia offered the B52 only as a bare chassis. They produced only 98, with only five bodied by Vignale. An unusual and rather rare body style. Attractive and showing only minor signs of use. High bid was $60k from lower estimate. Would have been a good deal at this price, but still have to think perhaps the 2.5% duty kept one or two paddles down. #280-1957 ABARTH RECORD MONZA 750 coupe. S/N 100441205. Red/tan fabric. Odo: 4,958 km. One of three versions of the 750 produced by Abarth, with platform from Fiat 600. Abarth motor rebuilt to 848-cc specifications. Extensive and lengthy restoration and invitation to 2014 Amelia Island Concours as part of Zagato class. In single-family ownership since 1961. Driven fewer than 5k miles since restoration completed. Perfect car for rallies. Cond: 1-. 112 #245-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB coupe. S/N 06899. Argento/black leather & gray cloth. Odo: 78,049 km. An exceptional restoration in 2017 by Motion Products. This 275 GTB retains its original motor and is fully documented. Received Platinum award at 2018 Cavallino Classic. Fitted with three Webers and Campagnolo alloy wheels. A steel body, although aluminum was available. A fully documented short-nose 275 GTB. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 1 SOLD AT $1,352,500. A stunning car that sold for a reasonable price. Exceptional coachwork with understated Le Dandy Chapron styling. Price was as expected, so call this fairly sold and bought. All should be pleased. SOLD AT $2,205,000. An award-winning 275 #213-1936 HISPANO-SUIZA K6 sedan. S/N 15095. Two-tone blue/ dark blue leather & broadcloth. RHD. Odo: 99,407 miles. Bodied by Paris coachbuilder Vanvooren on 148-inch Hispano chassis. Very elaborate broadcloth rear upholstery. BEST BUY Sports Car Market #252-1926 HISPANO-SUIZA H6B cabriolet. S/N 11528. Eng. # 301528. Black/black fabric/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 5,253 km. Coachwork by Henry Chapron with a Le Dandy design, which had limited ornamentation. Was owned by a Long Island postman for three decades. Restored by Steve Babinsky, with numerous major concours awards including Best in Class at 2004 Pebble Beach. Elegant sweeping lines with luxurious woodwork. A three-position top with landau irons. An exceptional offering. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 6


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL Sidemounts and enclosed rear trunk. An older restoration that has been well cared for. A veteran of CCCA CARavans and overseas Hispano rally through Spain. Would not take much to bring to bring this back to life. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,325,000. Price paid was as expected and realistic, as these seldom come to market. Checks all the boxes as far as a desirable Full Classic: exceptional styling, powerful V12 motor and quality restoration. Well bought and seller should be happy as well. #261-1935 AUBURN 851 Boattail Speed- determining factors. This one stands tall in both areas, and, as such, sold for a marketcorrect price. Well sold and well bought. SOLD AT $142,800. A delightful tour car; owners have participated with it on two CCCA CARavans. The new owner has a wonderful tour car that was acquired at a favorable price. Was well bought indeed. AMERICAN #276-1929 CADILLAC 341B Sport pha- eton. S/N 328548. Maroon & ivory/tan canvas/ brown leather. Odo: 60,675 miles. Was the epitome of luxury in the era. Had the new “clashless” Synchro-Mesh, which eliminated the need for double-clutching. Also new fourwheel disc brakes. Dramatic two-tone styling. Complete with build sheet. Older restoration that is still presentable, with running boards, spotlight and front and rear fold-down windshields. Few minor paint issues and some wear to interior but has held up well over the years. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $290,000. Pierce-Arrow joined the cylinder race with the introduction of their V12 engine. They were a bit late, and the writing was on the wall when only 118 were produced in 1933. Price paid was most reasonable for an older restoration. Once part of the Bill Lassiter Collection. Will make a wonderful tour car, but some work needed if trophies are to be won. TOP 10 No. 8 SOLD AT $106,400. The earlier Full Classics do not have the following that the mid-’30s have, and that was apparent in the price paid here. A desirable car that won’t be quickest on the tour, but still a fun and attractive offering. TOP 10 No. 3 #230-1930 DUESENBERG MODEL J dual-cowl phaeton. S/N 2336. Eng. # J487. Black & tan/brown fabric/tan leather. Odo: 83,056 miles. One of 18 “Sweep Panel” dual-cowls produced, but this is the only one produced on long-wheelbase chassis. Has complete instrumentation with tachometer, altimeter and eight-day clock. Engine replaced in ’30s. Certified by ACD Club. Restored by Fran Roxas. Owned by numerous prominent collectors. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,650,000. The Duesenberg market remains fairly consistent, with the quality of restoration and desirability of the body style the 114 #240-1934 PACKARD TWELVE Series 1108 convertible sedan. S/N 110823. Packard Blue/black fabric/ brown leather. Odo: 648 miles. An Individual Custom with coachwork by Raymond Dietrich. Known as “factory customs,” with 10 produced and seven accounted for. A recent restoration by Stone Barn and was presented at 2016 Pebble Beach Concours. Distinctive with vee’d windshield, parking lights and headlamps. One of the most desirable Packard offerings. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,792,500. This was last seen at Bonhams’ August 2017 sale, where it failed to sell when bid to $1,360,000 (SCM# 6844511). Prior to that, it sold for $1,705,000 at RM’s 2014 Monterey sale (SCM# 6710605). Price paid here is market correct for an original, low-mileage example, and new owner should still be smiling. Well bought and properly sold. © Sports Car Market SOLD AT $544,000. A unique Speedster that sold for a touch less than what the supercharged versions have been going for of late. I would think the lack of supercharger would be a major deduction, but the uniqueness of the “only one” would offset that, so that’s a wash. Price paid here was a bit below market, so call this well bought. TOP 10 No. 2 #264-1966 SHELBY COBRA 427 roadster. S/N CSX3359. Monza Red/ black vinyl. Odo: 1,893 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. The second-to-last 427 produced and has fewer than 1,900 original miles. Retains original “sunburst” wheels and Blue Dot tires. Restored in 2004 by well known Cobra expert and refinished in original Monza Red. An exceptional, original example. Cond: 1-. #241-1933 PIERCE-ARROW TWELVE convertible. S/N 3100006. Deep Pewter/tan canvas/red leather. Odo: 53,857 miles. One of three convertible coupes that are known to remain. Restored in the late 1990s, it remains in very acceptable condition with a few minor paint chips. Top is a bit wrinkled, and the red leather interior shows signs of use and age. A delightful design with trunk rack, rumble seat and P-A frog-eye headlamps. Cond: 2. ster. S/N 8512988E. Eng. # GG3777. Yellow/ brown leather. Odo: 72,537 miles. The only 851 Auburn Speedster delivered without a supercharger. Sent to Boston Auto Show prior to availability of supercharger. As such, does not have the distinctive sidepipes. Restored a few years back but still presents well. Hood alignment off a bit, and mild patina to leather seating. Designed by Gordon Buehrig. A oneoff Auburn Speedster. Cond: 2+.


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL Gooding & Company — Amelia Island A 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 in time-capsule condition found a new home for $1,132,500 Company Gooding & Company Date March 8, 2019 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneer Charlie Ross Automotive lots sold/offered 78/89 Sales rate 88% Sales total $22,047,980 High sale 1930 Packard Deluxe Eight Series 734 Speedster, sold at $1,765,000 Buyer’s premium 12% on first $250,000; 10% thereafter, included in sold prices A fantastic Porsche from the Jan Koum Collection — 1993 Porsche 911 RS 3.8 coupe, sold at $1,132,500 Report by Pierre Hedary Photos by Bill Greener, Brian Baker and Chad Taylor Market opinions in italics one more than last year’s 88, sales total $35,794,250 to $22,047,980. At first glance news, but Gooding, like its counterparts R and Bonhams, is exploring new market including cars in its sale that have never been auction staples in the past. These included Lot 14, an exceptionally preserved Volkswagen Thing, and Lot 91, a 1973 BMW Bavaria 3.0. Both of these cars sold for unexpectedly high numbers ($53,760 and $29,120, respectively). There were additional cars in this category that were not necessarily huge cash generators but were nevertheless attention getters for the company. The sales rate this year was nothing short of excel- O lent. While two lots were withdrawn, only 11 additional lots did not sell. This led to a sales rate of 88%. While last year’s percentage of 96.6% was a memorable result, this year’s result is a realistic sign of market stability. Very few auction houses consistently achieve sales rates of over 60%, indicating that Gooding is still doing what it does best — finding the best cars available and setting 116 n March 8, 2019, Gooding & Company held its 10th auction on Amelia Island, FL. While th number of lots offered had ri Amelia Island, FL a trend for real-world prices. The average price per car was $282,666. Compared to last year’s off-the- arts result of $436,515, this was a large change, but again, with so many ew and vastly different “young-timers” available, we are at the forefront of a developing market. Prices will inevitably work their way up in this category. I would, however, state that Gooding’s excessive Porsche offerings have led to a degree of market saturation. The high sale of this auction was a 1934 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout, which sold for $1,765,000. Some other impressive sales included a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS for $1,325,000, and a 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 in time-capsule condition for $1,132,500. Six lots penetrated the million-dollar barrier after adding the buyer’s premium. Some notable no-sales at this auction included a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS touring, which hammered at $380,000 against a $600,000 low estimate. Another one was a 1932 Lincoln KB coupe. Although restored to perfection, this Lincoln was out of place here, hence its $175,000 high bid against a $250,000 estimate. This was a wonderful sale that proves Gooding is adapting to — and maintaining its position in — a demanding market. ♦ Sales Totals $60m $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m 0 Sports Car Market 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL FRENCH #35-1949 DELAHAYE 135 M cabriolet. S/N 801221. Eng. # 801221. White & light green/tan canvas/light green leather. RHD. Odo: 20,420 km. Impeccable restoration of this 135 with exquisite paintwork. Lots of obvious effort put into panel fit, with only some minor issues with hood, and extensive amounts of time and money put into chrome and weatherstripping. Interior trim restored to perfection using beautiful medium-green leather, with a hint of olive. Crystal Art Deco knobs stunning. Cond: 1-. and there. Panel fit very good for an older car. Interior wood looks nice—probably was refinished two decades ago. Leather cracking just a little bit on driver’s seat, with extensive wear on left bolster and on passenger’s armrest, but otherwise nothing terrible. Bright trim shows its age gracefully, with only minor pitting and some deviation and chrome brightness. Equipped with original radio. Top showing some age with yellowing inside top pad and spotting on top chrome, but otherwise in charming condition like the rest of the car. Overall very nice original car with loads of patina and a certain solidness that you don’t find in a fresh restoration. Cond: 3. #51-1968 PORSCHE 911L 2.0 coupe. S/N 11810504. Dark red/light brown vinyl. Odo: 39,618 miles. Extremely clean example of the short-wheelbase 911 in dark red. Respray to high standard in original color with excellent workmanship. A couple of barely noticeable wrinkles in windshield locking rings. Start-up did not go so well; car could barely run and did not seem to want to wake up. Interior retrim with plain brown vinyl in back seat and vinyl with tan cloth in front. Dashboard probably original. Will likely take some mechanical fettering to get right. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $475,000. Not a car for shy, introverted types, this Delahaye was a perfect example of a fish out of water. Gooding did a good job selling it, but demand at this auction was limited. The car should have done better. New owner seems to have a good one. #37-1970 CITROËN DS21 décapotable. S/N 00FA0662. Red/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 84,226 miles. Interesting U.S.-market convertible DS21. Lots of metal flake in red paint. Door gap on driver’s door huge. Left and right doors close well enough, though. Trunks sits high on driver’s side rear corner, with other odd gap issues. Leatherwork to a very high standard and likely a little bit older, judging by creasing. Dash basically in likenew condition. Equipped with air conditioning, which is a very valuable asset. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $95,200. Gooding thought this was a $140k car, but with cracking paint, aged leather and possible needs associated with the car’s wood structure, the high bid and sale price made a lot more sense. However, if I wanted a 220 cab A, this would be the one, but not for anything over a hundred grand. #56-1967 PORSCHE 911S 2.0 coupe. S/N 306672S. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 76,729 miles. Unusual 911S 2.0 with air conditioning. Dark red paint to very high level, with one singular touch-up on right side of cowl evident. Doors open and close well. Seats extremely soft and springy, with internal support deteriorated. Some additional doubts about whether this was a U.S. car. Air-conditioning system appears to be operational. Bottom of engine extremely dry and clean— indicating that this might be a good driver. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $84,000. This car raised some questions, which is why it fell $56k short of its low estimate. Originally shipped to Montreal, it was restored by a Porsche shop there from 2015 to 2018. Following said 3,000-hour restoration, the consignor offered the car for sale. Suspiciously, the speedometer is in mph, which would be incorrect for a Canadianmarket car. While it seems like a decent, usable example, it’s possible extensive metalwork was needed. This was a fair result for a car with such an unclear past. #57-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SEL SOLD AT $263,200. My friend Bill Greener, a longtime SCM subscriber who assisted me in writing up this auction, pronounced this to be his favorite car offered. I can’t help but feel a twinge of desire for the thoroughly unconventional DS, with the modern touch of Bosch D-Jetronic injection and a/c, which would actually make this car a boon down here in the subtropics. GERMAN #40-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 Cab- riolet A. S/N 1870125500031. Weissgrau/tan canvas/blue leather. Odo: 7,999 miles. Extremely solid 220 Cabriolet A. Paint shines but is developing cracks just about everywhere. Still very charming, with some touch-ups here 118 6.3 sedan. S/N 10901812003870. Tunis Beige Metallic/Cognac leather. Odo: 26,329 miles. Nicely repainted example of the 1970 U.S.version 6.3. Cognac leather likely replaced at some point in the distant past. Seat cover coming untucked on bottom of driver’s seat cushion. Some strings coming out of window liners. Bright trim excellent. End of passenger’s side drip rail bent on top of door. Antenna stuck in up position. Dash-top wood bleached. Engine bay kind of messy, with older air-suspension equipment. Trunk extremely tidy and clean, with correct trunk mat. Some effort made with engine bay to create a nice effect, but polishing on intake and valve covers is kind of a turn-off. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $225,000. In the sea of Porsches here, this one stood out well enough to attract a high bid only $25k short of the optimistic low estimate. The a/c system was a nice touch, but could be a bit stressful for this high-revving 2.0-liter engine. Although lesser 1967 Porsche models have struggled of late, the S cars remain near their highs. This may well turn out to be a good buy. SOLD AT $72,800. 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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL cedes because most people do not seem to know what is correct, or they do not put the effort into keeping the cars in the correct condition. This 6.3 was solid cosmetically, but Gooding was hoping that they could score a big win with this car on a $100k–$125k estimate. With another $20k–$30k worth of work it will be a nice example, but the $72k selling price was a little high considering it has so many unknowns. #9-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 cabriolet. S/N 11102712002577. Papyrus White/green canvas/green leather. Odo: 68,925 miles. Fascinating example of 280SE 3.5. Very nice Papyrus White paint, likely had paintwork in recent past. Chrome trim in excellent condition and near-new quality. Most exciting part of this car is the original green interior. Aftermarket seat-belt buckles fitted but still retains very original leather, with some creases in the driver’s seat, some cracking on bolsters and, of course, the perfect texture of Roser leather. Top boot excellent, wood also excellent. Green top remarkable. Engine bay detail exceptional. Cond: 3. #14-1973 VOLKSWAGEN THING con- vertible. S/N 1832346599. Orange/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 24,911 miles. Very original Volkswagen Thing with only a few small signs of use. Factory-applied but wellpreserved orange paint has just the right amount of shine to it. Appears to have never been taken apart based on condition of exterior screws. Interior also likely original but with very minimal amounts of wear. Orange peel (appropriately) present on hood along with four small dents right and center. Sun visors a little baggy and connecting points for top at roof bar tired, but otherwise this Thing just screams authentic. Cond: 2+. as well. Equipped with sunroof, and sunroof tracks are a little dirty, but at least it is usable. Panel fit is great and doors shut well. Interior is probably not original, but it appears to be in picturesque condition, with excellent dash and no wear or tear on seats. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $60,480. Characteristic of the 2002, this was restored to a high level with no regard to cost. A good example of the tii, with the right wheels and bumpers. Gooding really pushed this market at this sale, with a 2002 turbo and another 1600 sedan. SOLD AT $53,760. A friend of mine just bought a highly original VW Thing with plans of converting it to electric power. Hopefully, this sale will deter him, as this price stunned me. I bet we will see more of these at auction in the near future. NOT SOLD AT $200,000. This claim of 1,232 280SE 3.5 cabriolets built is proving to be more and more ridiculous every time I see one of these. Mercedes numbered their cars sequentially and 111.027 cabs had their own chassis numbers and were not mixed up with coupes. As far as this car goes, I am very familiar with it, and it really deserved to bring at least $300k—especially compared to the green one sold here last year. #31-1972 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 coupe. S/N 9112300686. Silver/black leather. Odo: 52,688 miles. Sterile restoration of this lovely 911 2.4S, with engine rebuilt to RS spec and punched out to 2.7 liters. Paint nearly flawless, with excellent work to bright trim. Panel fit also excellent, as well as interior retrim and engine-bay details. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $218,400. This S, with its hoppedup engine, stood out just enough to sell at a market-correct price. The quality of the workmanship, coupled with the 2.7-liter engine, made this a win for anyone who wishes to enjoy it on twisty roads. 120 NOT SOLD AT $800,000. The high bid seemed like a realistic number to me, as there was a Touring version here that was bid to $380k. This car was a big ask in a market that is comfortable with cars in the $100k–$500k level, and, with the number of Porsches at Gooding this year (33 including the Junior 108K), this offering may have been a bit heavy for the audience. #55-1973 BMW 2002 tii coupe. S/N 2763507. Blue/tan vinyl. Odo: 81,942 miles. Very clean little tii with probably one respray in its past. Rubber trim all looks fairly recent #24-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight coupe. S/N 9113600196. Eng. # 6630219. White/black cloth. Odo: 17,384 km. The more savage of the RS 2.7s. Likely out of recent restoration, within the past 10 years. Original glass retained. Very good panel fit, with only slight deviation of trunk fit to the left. Bright trim sparse but very well done, as are lenses and wheels. Interior is racing quality, with minimal but nice appointments. Cond: 2+. #10-1974 PORSCHE 914 2.0 convertible. S/N 4742919674. Green metallic/black vinyl/ brown vinyl. Odo: 12,832 miles. Stunningly preserved example of the 914 with 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. Runs fantastic, and looks the part of a 13k-mile car. Original paint has like-new shine, but engine cover may have had some paintwork in past due to heat effect. Bright trim unscratched, but some blemishes seen on roof bar and rear-window frame. Left sun visor getting soft. Otherwise, interior basically like new. Panel fit also excellent. From Virginia. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $64,960. The oft-derided 914 has been the brunt of many Porsche enthusiasts’ jokes, but the iconic design has managed to hold its own. Low miles and original condition often brings top dollar well above the price guides. I was about 8 years old, playing on the playground during recess at All Saints Catholic school in Fort Worth, TX. It was there that I heard my first 914. It was so noisy I had to see what it was. The controversial design left a lasting impression on me. I knew one day these would be collectible. So did the people who took such great care of this car. #16-1974 BMW 2002 Turbo coupe. S/N 4290558. Polaris Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 859 km. Recently restored example of the BMW 2002 Turbo, fresh off of a tour in Hilton Head. Panels seem to be a little bit wavy, but overall the quality of work is presentable. Claimed restoration in Germany. Paintwork highly authentic; doors are a little difficult to close, but otherwise panel fit leaves little to be desired. Interior faithfully retrimmed, with only 859 km covered since being released back into the wild. Cond: 1-. Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL Market Moment © Josh Hway, courtesy of Gooding & Company 1973 Volkswagen Thing Sold at $53,760 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, FL, March 8, 2019, Lot 14 Chassis number: 1832346599 W e need classification for the zany, goofy, go-figure, illogical cars that spark head-shaking talking points because of their “never saw that coming” moment in the auction/sales world. The nonsense purchase, if you will. I mean that with peace and love. Overpaying for nonsense is not new. Victims behaving this way are easy to find. Fun, that’s what you get. You paid up to smile and to own something that will provide some silliness in your day. Your kids will insist on getting in this FUN ride. Time to come clean. I own a 1974 VW Thing in Avocado Green — and a 1991 Nissan Figaro. Every time I drive either one, it’s fun. Yep. Can’t put five people in a Speedster. A great number of self-respecting Porsche collectors also own VW Things. Thing owners aren’t limited to Porsche guys, but it makes sense, doesn’t it? They are air-cooled, simple, easily personalized, and with a super bonus, they’re inexpensive to maintain. Here’s how three Thing owners sum up their experiences: Of all the cars that I own, the Thing definitely gets the most thumbs-up. It is the perfect Marblehead beach vehicle. I actually had one guy pull into my lane, nose to nose, so he could stop me to talk about it. That’s NEVER happened before. I’m going to fit supports for kiddie seats this spring. — Alex Finigan. I think with these cars the name says a lot. They’re not your typical VW that you see driving around. They’re kind of the very cool oddball of the VWs. Every one of them has their own personality. Whether it be a daily driver or modified street off-road car, they’re definitely fun no matter how you look at it. They’re definitely a great investment, whether it is monetary or personal love of cars. “More smiles per miles.” — Jerry Frazier The Thing (Type 181) is the ultimate Third World survival vehicle for the Porsche enthusiast. Beautifully designed, ultra-practical, and beyond easy to fix. Also drives and rides better than any other off-road vehicle I’ve driven. The totally crazy part is that when you drive a 911, you’re sometimes perceived as a rich egomaniac. When you’re in a Thing, you’re automatically seen as someone who’s maybe a little eccentric — but certainly approachable. — Sam Cabiglio This sale’s result may have shocked some folks at Amelia, but if you remember, this isn’t the first time it’s happened and it won’t be the last. Go out and seek out some fun. FunTimers — I like it. Oh, and one of my clients who has a wonder- ful collection of cars was an underbidder here. I don’t think he owns anything else like this. — Stephen Serio 122 NOT SOLD AT $2,000,000. Otis Chandler, publisher of the L.A. Times and a Porsche mega-enthusiast, bought this car new from VW of North America. It was part of his private collection until it entered the market in 1993, and has been in the hands of its current owner since 1996. This is a demanding and expensive car to own and operate; perhaps consigning it here was done with the known risk that not every auction contains an eager future owner for this type of fully developed racing Porsche. High bid did not cut it. #27-1983 PORSCHE 911SC coupe. S/N WP0AA0918DS121463. Light bronze metallic/ brown leather. Odo: 8,338 miles. Stunningly original gold-on-brown SC. Panel fit shows little paint deterioration with absolutely no fading. Rubber seals also perfect. One chip on passenger’s side of windshield frame. Interior shows just a little bit of patina, but otherwise smells and looks new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $81,200. With one previous owner, this car was described as a time-capsule SC, with complete documentation from new. While the 911SC is highly sought-after for its usability, Sports Car Market SOLD AT $112,000. A friend of mine who knows these cars very well—and was present at the auction—commented that, like most 2002 Turbos, this car may have had extensive structural repairs in the past. The restored feel was superficial, as the car’s beauty felt skin deep. But in true European fashion, it goes down the road reliably, even if the cosmetics are not as perfect as they could be. #58-1979 PORSCHE 935 racer. S/N 9309900027. Blue. Rare and stunning Porsche racing car with off-the-charts provenance. Probably repainted at some point in the past. Better-than-normal panel fit for an old race car. Wheels in stunning condition for how much abuse they’ve taken. Right door does not fit very well. Some lifting of paint on rear spoiler. Spartan interior in decent condition. Owned by Otis Chandler until 1993. Cond: 2.


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL SOLD AT $687,000. While several racing Porsches here struggled to reach their high estimates, this one almost topped it at $700k. This might be because of the recent 911 Safari trend, and similar cars, such as the Singer 911. And of course, there is nothing like the real thing. the impressive condition, and the ultra-low mileage, skyrocketed this example to just over its top estimate, showing that Gooding had realistic expectations for this SC’s market value.(See profile, p. 82.) #63-1984 AUDI QUATTRO SPORT SWB hatchback. S/N WAUZZZ85ZEA90503. Red/black leather. Odo: 25,330 miles. Remarkable road-going SWB Quattro, with excellent paintwork, perfect gaps and clean black trim. No major issues with grille, lights, spoilers or other plastic parts. Pristine interior with minimal signs of use on seats. Engine extremely clean, and wheels free of road rash. One of 161. Cond: 1-. #19-1987 BMW M6 coupe. S/N WBAEE140XH2560659. Red/tan leather. Odo: 37,961 miles. Very well-preserved red M6 with likely original paint and original interior as well. Straight panels and flawless black trim. Eat-off-of clean alloys and crystal-clear glass. One of those cars that seems to have been obsessed over by its first owner or two. Originally sold in New York, with all maintenance documents and short ownership trail. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $67,200. The M6 is another solid winner, with few examples available at this level. If you own an M6, and it is in this condition, you may have an $80k–$100k car on your hands in a short while. In today’s market, this was an unsurprising result for such a flawless specimen. SOLD AT $434,000. A wonderful example of the rarest Quattro, from the Dobbs Motorsports Collection. Sold just under low estimate for a price that shows the strength of this particular model. Having known the seller personally, I can vouch for the mechanical condition of his cars in general. #65-1984 PORSCHE 911SC RS coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ91ZES100505. Blue & white/ black cloth. Odo: 25,155 km. Another old Porsche racing car. Extremely tidy condition with nice white paint. Extra lighting fits well enough but some paint chips around hood and nose. Passenger’s door does not fit well at all. Interior very basic and simple but all racing equipment seems to be in good working order. Built and raced as factory Rothman’s team car. Cond: 3. #69-1987 PORSCHE 962 Kremer racer. S/N CK687. Miami Blue/black cloth. Paint likely older, with plenty of stone chips. Nose and door panels fit well enough for this kind of car. Mechanically, said to be up to date, with no oil collecting underneath. Raced at Le Mans in 1987 and ’88, with a 4th-place finish in ’87, and an 8th in ’88. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,022,500. With stone chips in the nose, some ill-fitting panels and plenty of old race-car patina, a near-podium finish in the 1987 Le Mans and no major incidents, this was a great opportunity for someone with lots of chest hair to get into an insane Porsche racer with real provenance for a fair price. #8-1988 BMW M3 coupe. S/N J2195743. Henna Red/black leather. Odo: 43,544 miles. Nearly perfect BMW M3. Just a little bit of orange peel left in what appears to be flawless original paint. Some slight deterioration of sunroof seal, but otherwise all rubber trim looks perfect. Interior looks excellent too but has funny smell, as if it was smoked in. In the U.K. at some point in the past. Cond: 1-. June 2019 123


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL SOLD AT $95,200. Another auction staple, with obviously good bones and in almost showroom condition. However, this sale is more evidence of the cooking M3 market, which, in my opinion, overvalues these cars. Still, there were plenty of people who wanted to own this BMW—despite its funny interior smell. #29-1989 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Speedster. S/N WP0EB0912KS173229. Guards Red/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 9,459 miles. Straight out of Brumos Collection, which apparently has not run out of cars yet. Extremely clean original paint with very good level of preservation. Panel fit perfect, interior unworn and engine free of leaks. Some touch-up noted on front right corner of trunk lid. Interior the same, but with some creasing on bolsters and some discoloration on seat bottom of driver’s side. Carpets also a little bunchy. Cond: 1-. no wear either. No idea about wiring harnesses and evaporator, but I bet they are just fine...for now. One owner from new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $84,000. The venerated 500E is no longer an easy purchase in perfect condition. The good news is that plenty of 200,000-mile examples for $20,000 exist, but pristine, lowmileage examples like this one are being fought over publicly and privately. Sale price was close to top estimate of $90k, indicating that even Gooding might have underestimated how strong the market is for a good 500E. result for a normal SEC, but it’s about time that somebody appreciated these cars. Sold slightly below low estimate, but if you have wanted a clean SEC, now might be the time to get your act together. #23-1991 BMW M3 cabriolet. S/N WBSBB05080EB86431. Black/black canvas/gray leather. Odo: 35,850 km. Likely original paint on this BMW. Panel fit appears to be like new, with almost no signs of use. Trunk might be a slightly darker color than rest of car. Interior shows slight creasing but otherwise might as well be 1989 quality. Fitted with last-year-only 215-hp engine. Cond: 1-. #41-1992 PORSCHE 911 RS coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ96ZNS491789. Blossom Yellow/ black & gray leather. Odo: 24,741 km. Stunningly original example of the 964 RS, straight out of the Jan Koum Collection. Beautiful yellow paint with slightly more color on A-pillars than rest of car. No flaws visible anywhere, though. Doors noted to be a little hard to close. Interior in like-new condition, with just a few wrinkles on driver’s seat. Overall, it’s a time-capsule RS. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $187,600. Typical of cars from the Brumos Collection, this was easily one of the nicest 911 Speedsters I had ever seen. Sale price came in well below bottom estimate, which is not surprising considering how many of these cars are available at any given time. Nevertheless, this should prove to be a good place for the owner to stash his money until he or she is tired of looking at this Speedster. #6-1991 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SEC coupe. S/N WDBCA45E5MA565963. Bornite Metallic/beige leather. Odo: 7,529 miles. Clean, well-preserved 560SEC in original color of Bornite Metallic. Excellent leather with just the right amount of patina. Extremely low mileage. Radio upgrade to CD changer at some point, which seems rather pointless since it was hardly driven. Underside of car may have been refinished at some point with rubberized undercoating that does not look anything like what Mercedes applied. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $78,400. This was a Florida car from new, and it passed to its second owner around 2000. Overall this was a stunning 124 SOLD AT $92,400. Another exciting BMW M3 at this auction that sold for just as much as the coupe a few lots earlier. While the M3 convertible seemed like a good idea at the time, the idea of an M3 coupe just seems so pure. The convertible, however, seems excessive—sort of like a red-on-red Koenig Ferrari, or a double-breasted suit jacket with four breast pockets. #12-1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 500E se- dan. S/N WDBEA36E8NB701595. Odo: 31,182 miles. Super-clean example of the Mercedes 500E. Odd sticker created by previous owner that says “500 E by Porsche”— which is not true—on passenger’s side door. Paint very likely original, with some fingerprints on hood, but otherwise nothing to worry about. Left side of sunroof slightly down just a bit. Headlight lenses, black trim, door handles and wheels all perfect. Interior shows almost SOLD AT $390,000. With so many air-cooled 911s here, it seemed unlikely that this RS would hit the expected numbers. And indeed, it didn’t, missing its low estimate by $35k. While this seemed like the right car for someone seeking an RS, it was almost lost in a cluttered field of more-modern Porsches. The sales price was fair for such a nice car, but I think this example was good enough to break the $400k barrier. TOP 10 No. 10 #42-1993 PORSCHE 911 RS 3.8 coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ96ZPS497078. Speed Yellow/black & gray leather. Odo: 15,421 km. Another fantastic Porsche from the Jan Koum Collection. 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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL Market Moment weatherstripping, glass and body fairings. Interior, again, shows some slight shifting of the leather on the bottom of the seats, but is otherwise immaculate. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,132,500. If this RS 3.8 had hit its high estimate of $1.5m, I would have been stunned. The million-dollar high bid—which was still amazing—shows what a strong market there is for unusual examples of the 964 and 993. The Koum Collection was certainly a rare occurrence, and all three of the yellow 911s stood out. © Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding & Company 1930 Packard Deluxe Eight Series 734 Speedster Runabout Sold at $1,765,000 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, FL, March 8, 2019, Lot 33 Body number: 44223. Engine number: 184092. Packard Vehicle Number: 184084 I n 1930, Packard introduced one of their finest cars — the 734 Speedster. Col. Jesse Vincent, Vice President of Engineering, relished speed and raced Packard-powered hydroplanes. When Packard opened their Proving Grounds, his attention turned to developing a faster Packard automobile. Cadillac had recently introduced their excit- ing V16, and Packard needed a less-restrained, more-exciting glamour car to grab some momentum from the competition. Enter Packard’s hot rod The faster Packards that Vincent was developing was the response, and the 734 was introduced with a full line of body styles. These cars got a tuned 385-ci straight 8 that produced 125 horsepower. Power increased to 145 horsepower with the optional no-cost, high-compression head. Packard’s production 740 and 745 models had 106 horsepower. The tuned 385-ci engine used a different cylinder-head casting, larger valves, ribbed exhaust manifold and a unique Detroit Lubricator dual-throat carburetor. The Duesenberg Model J was the only American au- tomobile with more power. The Packard 734 Speedster was the “factory hot rod” of the era. The bodies were about three inches narrower and considerably lower. The windshield on the open cars was also lower. The bodies were designed and built in the Packard custom shop and carried “Custom Made by Packard” tags on the lower body panel. The car was offered in five body styles and only 113 were produced. A one-year-only model The Runabout, with its boattail body, was the most attractive, and 39 were originally sold — with 18 thought to survive. Of those survivors, only eight retain original Speedster body and engine components. For some inexplicable reason, Packard ignored the Speedster line. This marvelous car simply was not promoted. Packard sales brochures of the era were colorful and elaborate, but the Speedster brochure was rather plain and mundane. There was no national advertising. It was a one-year-only offering. The Speedster Runabout sold at Gooding & Company wore an exceptional older restoration and was First in Class at the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours. Our subject car has the distinctive Woodlite headlights and parking lights — along with the high-compression head. “Mac” Halley was the first owner, and subsequent owners included Ralph Stein and Otis Chandler. A surprising number of Speedster Runabouts have been offered in the past decade. Prices have ranged from a low of $187,000 in 2011 for a replica to $2,090,000 in 2016 for a delightful example that came from the Glenn Mounger Collection. This is a historically significant Packard Speedster Runabout that sold at a market-correct price. Everyone won here, but the future driver is the biggest winner of all. — Carl Bomstead 126 SOLD AT $302,000. Of the three yellow Koum Porsches, this was the least expensive. While it sold closest to its estimate, it seems that this 993 was the most undervalued, and Sports Car Market SOLD AT $263,200. Despite a risky no-reserve auction, this evil-looking 3.6 came in just above the rather optimistic low estimate. I was surprised, since there were enough Porsches at this sale to provide a year’s worth of work for a big Porsche shop. #43-1995 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZTS390074. Speed Yellow/black leather. Odo: 54,590 km. Another nearly perfect 993. Paint is original and excellent. Doors closed much better on this car than on both 964s from the Koum Collection. Virtually no wear on seats. Surprisingly immaculate for a car with 54,000 km on it. Cond: 1. #36-1994 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WP0AC2962RS480445. Black/black leather. Odo: 23,156 miles. Highly unusual 3.6-L turbo 964. Nice black finish probably original, with excellent panel fit. Some slight creases noticed on driver’s seat bolster, which is typical. Driver’s door seems to be a little bit low around window frame, but this does not translate to the rest of the door. Otherwise, a stunning example of a real 23k-mile car. Cond: 1.


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL thus, the one with the greatest chance of appreciating in the near future. Well bought, and will likely stay stable, even in this saturated market. #18-1997 PORSCHE 911 Turbo S coupe. S/N WP0AC299XVS375852. Arctic Silver/ black & gray leather. Odo: 11,312 miles. Lovely example of the Type 993 Turbo. Has to be completely original—absolutely no discernible deterioration to any component of the car. Wheels with a mirror finish. Headlights show absolutely no signs of road use. Door fit basically like new. Interior smells and looks unused—cannot fault. Cond: 1. gray cloth. Odo: 19 miles. Unused 2016 911R, and still with window sticker. Entire car shows like a new one. Factory finishes seemingly the same as day one, with storage likely in climate-controlled facility. Impeccably clean, with cover still on steering wheel. Interior is interesting black leather with black-and-whitecheck cloth inserts, red stripes on hood. Wheels use single central-locking nut instead of wheel bolts, and have never been removed since assembly. Cond: 1. lent. Tiny air bubble in front and rear glass on left and right side. Panel fit appears to be quite good. Four little air bubbles in driver’s side of windshield. One singular fisheye noted in right side of hood, but otherwise exterior work is great. Interior has very colorful retrim in butterscotch and tan leather, with nice work on carpeting and instruments. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $423,000. The air-cooled Porsche rodeo has always been a strong suit of Gooding, and the astounding number of Porsches here—many were water cooled—made this a Porsche fanatic’s dream. High bid with commission landed this right at bottom estimate, after which it will likely go into another climate-controlled garage, where it will accumulate another hundred or so miles in the next 10 years. TOP 10 No. 5 #48-2015 PORSCHE 918 Weissach Spyder. S/N WP0CA2A12FS800292. Liquid Metal Chrome Blue/black leather. Odo: 39 miles. Basically a new car with no flaws evident. Some discoloration on heat shield of engine, which doesn’t surprise me considering how hot it gets. Stunning presentation. Interior basically as-new. Carbonfiber hard top sits slightly proud of body shell, which I find a little odd. From the Koum Collection, since day one. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $357,000. As radical and powerful as this Porsche is, it did nothing for me. And in fact, there were so many modern Porsches here that I would have stopped in amazement if I saw a Toyota Camry. Seller got a win here, as this car was sold at list price. SOLD AT $1,490,000. Basically a new car, and as flawless. While the sale price was well below the low estimate, the number still made sense considering this was a three-year-old car with a market that has not fully developed. Next time it comes up for sale, it still might not have 100 miles on it. #50-2016 PORSCHE 911R coupe. S/N WP0AF2A92GS195285. White/black leather, June 2019 ITALIAN #20-1954 ALFA ROMEO 1900 C SS coupe. S/N AR190001678. Dark green metallic/ light brown leather. Odo: 1,583 km. Stunning Alfa 1900, with doors that are hard to close, but probably only because of fresh seals. Dark green paint has a lot of metal flake in it; it certainly does not look like the car would have when new. Detail quality and wire wheels, rubber trim and finishing work excel- SOLD AT $362,500. A lovely example of Abarth’s ingenuity; this little car ran at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1955, as well as at Watkins Glen. While it retired until 1986, the car has been raced here and there in several historics, and has recently been sorted by Epifani Restorations in 2010. Certainly a lot more here than meets the eye, and well bought. #39-1960 FERRARI 250 GT Series II coupe. S/N 2081GT. Blu Sera/Ivorio leather. Odo: 76,338 miles. A Pinin Farina coupe in tired condition. Paint cracking and crazing and peeling off of body, with worst on rear right quarter panel. Metalwork started on right rocker, but never completed. Interior baked to a crisp. Hood fit and door fit on passenger’s side very tight. Trunk does not seem like it 127 SOLD AT $313,000. Gooding has found a decent source of revenue selling virtually unused Porsches. This was one of 991 911Rs supplied to the world, and so the sale price indicates it may appreciate in value, but only if kept in this condition. Don’t forget, when newly released, these brought huge premiums over list so this one might be selling at a loss. Like many modern limited-production Porsches, the buyer may find some upside in this when it goes to the next auction. #21-2018 PORSCHE 911 GT2 RS coupe. S/N WP0AE2A9XJS185159. White/gray velour. Odo: 120 miles. Basically a new car. White with black carbon-fiber accents and very prominent spoiler that displays Porsche script on top. Vented fenders for brake cooling a very nice touch. Car has probably never seen an imperfect day in its life. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $270,000. Last sold in 2015; ownership of this Alfa changed at least four times since 1990. While this is a beautiful little car, ownership is a great responsibility and is certainly not cheap or easy. It did not sell this time around—I think that the market for this car would be better in Europe. #52-1955 ABARTH 207A racer. S/N 001. Eng. # 103P0001549681. White & blue/black leather. Beautiful little Etceterini racing car. Paintwork probably 20 years old or more. One large chip in driver’s door. Some areas around body gaps and panels where paint color seems a little different. Single seat and interior very basic and hard to fault. Some chips around engine cover and trunk lid due to opening and closing. Engine looks ready to run at 7,000 rpm for the next 10 hours. Cond: 1-.


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL wants to shut. Left door fit somewhat better. Basically a rolling project, but needs much more than meets the eye. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $335,000. Every year Enzo-era cars seem to get worse and worse. Ten years ago, this should have been a $45k car with warning labels plastered all over it. In 2009, however, this might have been an easier car to restore. It’s pretty obvious it is going to need everything, including another $300k thrown at it. Limited—if any—upside, so the new owner will hopefully enjoy owning and driving it when they are done spending their liquid assets restoring this neglected PF coupe. (See profile, p. 76.) #13-1961 OSCA 1600 GT coupe. S/N 006. Eng. # 003. Red/black leather. Odo: 35,046 km. Beautiful little OSCA by Zagato. Exterior finishes to an extremely high level, with no readily apparent flaws. Door fit surprisingly good for such a tiny car, but passenger’s door does not shut very well against body. Some scratches on back glass. All bright trim original and in very good condition. Interior retrim to a high level, with leather above par. Runs out well, but I saw Gooding’s mechanics battling with it, which is to be expected for this kind of car... sometimes. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $489,000. This OSCA surprised me with a high sale within $20k of high estimate. With its sleek Zagato body, there was no way this little jewel would go home with its consignor. It generated a noticeable amount of attention, parked on the auction floor in an out-of-the-way location, surrounded by new Porsches. Anything with a real Zagato body could be considered well bought—even at this top-of-the-market price— if it has no stories. (See profile, p. 80.) #62-1964 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SS coupe. S/N AR381013. Red/black leather. Odo: 78,573 miles. Extremely clean dark red Sprint Speciale. Paintwork probably 15 years old, with some swirl marks, but no real issues or blemishes noted. Front window seal a little bit old, and back window seal only slightly better. Windows not removed for paintwork. Interior almost certainly restored—to very high standards. Chrome work excellent, with nothing to fault except for some waves in front window-lock ring. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,325,000. This is a good example of how a usable, slightly imperfect car can hold its own in the market. Slipped in just over low estimate with buyer’s premium. This 275 screamed “drive me!” The market for vintage Ferraris has certainly cooled off, though. This will not, however, be the last time we see this one at a high-profile classic-car auction. AMERICAN SOLD AT $123,200. Sold to an SCM contributor, this seemed like a solid SS for the money. Having been part of the Dobbs Collection, it was cared for with zeal, reflected in the excellent presentation of this example. Well bought and sold. TOP 10 No. 7 #26-1965 FERRARI 275 GTS convertible. S/N 06805. Eng. # 06805. Red/black leather. Odo: 48,251 miles. Very tidy and slightly worn-in 275. Presents #54-1932 LINCOLN MODEL KB coupe. S/N KB1303. Dark gray metallic/black vinyl/ gray cloth, black leather. Odo: 36,550 miles. Excellent paintwork on this Lincoln in a color that I somehow doubt was available new. No issues evident, but some cracking around roof pillars where vinyl top is attached. Door fit solid beyond belief. Vinyl top also fits well. Chrome work excellent. Upholstery and carpet probably feels newer and more synthetic than it could have originally. Wood finish is very authentic. Instruments redone to a high level. Difficult to fault. Cond: 1. extremely well with nice red paint, despite some surface imperfections on hood and cowl. Trunk lid fits tight on passenger’s side. Door fit slightly in at top on driver’s side. Paintwork above average. Leatherwork likely older, with some fading, but otherwise in perfect patinated condition. No radio present, which I find amusing and appropriate for this car. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $175,000. While Gooding does not frequently dabble in pre-War American cars, this was an exception due to its spectacular condition. Still, cars like this are a tough sell, despite a Packard being the top seller of the sale, and the crowd that Gooding attracts tends to prefer newer, smaller and faster cars. With the decline in this year’s sales total, cars like this may not show up here next year. While I would not call this a missed opportunity, if a deal could have been struck at $200k, it would have been fair to both parties. © 128 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL Bonhams — The Amelia Island Auction A dazzling 1930 Cadillac 452A Fleetwood roadster tops the sale at $1.2m Company Bonhams Date March 7, 2019 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneers Rupert Banner, Malcolm Barber Automotive lots sold/offered 92/108 Sales rate 85% Sales total $15,875,860 High sale Fast 100 years ago, the 1913 Mercer Type 35J Raceabout and 1914 Simplex 50HP Speedcar roadster are quick to sell on the block, at $896k and $885k, respectively. Report and photos by Mark Moskowitz, Larry Trepel and Jeff Trepel Intro by Mark Moskowitz Market opinions in italics W ander through the first 50 pages of SCM’s list of nearly 2,000 milliondollar-plus sales, and E Amelia Island, FL marques prevail. Focus on American ir majority are pre-World War II cars; D and Packards predominate. Cull out F racers, and scant few American post seen. Native pre-war cars are still desirable, especially the grand classics. A 1935 Duesenberg SSJ roadster netted $22 million in August. But what about their ancestors, heavily laden with zinc and copper alloy? They still command collectors’ attention. The fact was reinforced by the results of Bonhams’ fifth Amelia Island sale and its highlight, the Don C. Boulton Collection of 25 pre-1915 cars, hundreds of items of Brass Era parts and memorabilia, and Pierce and Indian multi-cylindered motorcycles. Boulton, a former Horseless Carriage Club president, had amassed the collection over the past half century. The sale produced multiple world records including $885,000 for a 1914 Simplex Speed Car once owned by Alec Ulmann — the man most responsible for the Sebring 12 Hour race — $698,000 for a 1904 Peerless Type 8 King of Belgium, and $458,000 for the 1908 Welch Model 4-L 7-passenger tourer, which graced the covers of Ralph Stein’s The American Automobile and The Treasury of the Automobile. Six examples of Mr. Boulton’s favored marque, Pope, were offered. An older restoration of the stately 1906 Pope-Toledo Model XII netted $318,500, and the 130 1930 Cadillac 452A V16 Fleetwood roadster, sold at $1,187,500 Buyer’s premium lector’s re-creation of the rare 1911 Pope-Hartford odel W 50-hp Portola roadster sold for an amazing $291,000. Notable among the 15 cars listed as no-sales were a Delage D6-70 drop- 12% on first $250,000; 10% thereafter, included in sold prices head, a smartly styled 1951 Alfa Romeo 6C Super Sport cabriolet and a 1936 Bentley Vanden Plas tourer. All received bids between $400k and $490k. An immaculate 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 fell well short of reserve with a bid of $800,000. The centerpiece of the multi-auction Amelia Island weekend is the Sunday Concours d’Elegance. Concours founder Bill Warner chose Jacky Ickx as the event’s honored driver. This venue was chosen to offer one of Ickx’s more famous cars, the Brabham BT26, which carried Jacky to a 1969 Formula One victory in Canada and to a 2nd overall in that year’s world championship. The Brabham had spent a previous season in the capable hands of Jochen Rindt, who would become a posthumous World Champion two seasons hence. Unlike more-modern racers, the Cosworth-powered Brabham can be campaigned without a full complement of engineers. There was vigorous bidding on both sides of the phone bank, and the racer seemed well bought at $1,105,000. The 2019 Bonhams sales total represents a Sales Totals $30m $25m 20% improvement over last year’s results and should reinforce Bonhams’ decision to maintain the pole position for the Amelia weekend. Kudos, too, for bringing the Boulton Collection to market. Those who toured the tent were treated to a museum-like education on Brass Era cars. And congratulations to Bonhams on the auction high sale, a 1930 Cadillac Series 452 V16 roadster at $1,187,500 — an American classic and one of those old-timey American cars. ♦ $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL BELGIAN #302-1926 MINERVA AF Town Car. S/N 56543. Eng. # 56544AI. Dove Gray & dark gray/black vinyl/black leather, gray cloth. Odo: 20,116 miles. Elegant Belgian relic with American body, apparently partially restored in the 1970s and showing only 20k miles from new. Restoration has unraveled from age, but still shows quality and integrity. Remarkably, no cracks in paint but significant orange peel and chafing on fenders. Small dent in radiator. Most brightwork appears to be German nickel, still intact but now a bit dull; perhaps can be renewed. Interior nicely patinated but does not really need restoration. Wonderful leathercovered trunk held on by ancient cloth strap, which looks like it might not last another day. Aged but well-maintained engine compartment, with interesting leather drive belt. Cond: 3. Most XK values have drifted down slightly recently, but Bonhams’ pre-sale estimate of $300k–$350k didn’t seem far off to me, at least on the low end. I agree with the consignor that the high bid here was insufficient for such a fine example. #239-1960 BENTLEY S2 Continental NOT SOLD AT $490,000. Charismatic Derby Bentley with highly desirable Vanden Plas tourer coachwork, the second of 12. In fine fettle, yet the car shows signs of—hallelujah!—actual use. Electric overdrive added to the already superior Bentley 4-speed gearbox for even more usability. This car really needs nothing for a new owner to enjoy driving it, but the very minor cosmetic deficiencies could be rectified easily if he wishes to show the car. Third in class at Pebble Beach in 2009, but the main purpose of a Derby Bentley should be driving pleasure. Acquired by the consignor at Bonhams Quail Lodge 2016 for $660,000 (SCM# 6804021). I think that price represents the “correct” neighborhood. The $490,000 high bid here was clearly insufficient. #228-1950 JAGUAR XK 120 Aluminum SOLD AT $120,400. Now pretty much forgotten, Minerva cars were popular with the New York elite in the 1920s, competing with RollsRoyce, Pierce-Arrow and Packard. Paul Ostruk was both the New York Minerva agent and a designer/coachbuilder. His high-quality bodies were often actually built by other area coachbuilders such as LeBaron or Locke. The fine craftsmanship on this 6-cylinder Minerva was evident. I would be inclined to merely spiff it up rather than fully restore it—especially the interior, which may well be original. But the new owner may wish to undertake a full restoration. Either way, they have an unusual and fascinating classic at a relatively small initial investment. ENGLISH #233-1936 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE tourer. S/N B138GA. Eng. # K6BW. Claret & black/ black cloth/dark red leather. RHD. Odo: 82,353 miles. Sporting tourer in excellent condition. Restored approximately 2003; excellent paint still shows well but now has minor micro-scratching. Chrome mostly superb, but trunk hinges worn and oxidized and one wheel hub damaged. Seats slightly patinated, just the way I like them; carpets show more wear. Excellent engine compartment but not quite concours. Considering that B138GA has a known ownership chain from new, I was disappointed that there was no documentation in the history file, which contained only a lovely original handbook plus a reprint. Maybe it arrived later. Cond: 2+. 132 roadster. S/N 670181. Eng. # W12658. Cream/red & Biscuit leather. Odo: 55,988 miles. Beautiful XK 120 with well-documented 2017–18 mechanical and cosmetic restoration with claimed $90k-plus in receipts. I didn’t add them up to confirm, but that number actually seems modest. Superb paint, undoubtedly far better than new. Body very straight; excellent panel fit much better than usual for an XK 120 except, oddly, for illfitting petrol-filler door (I think it may be just a too-thick gasket). Gorgeous chrome. Minor chips in left front wheel. Interior appeared to be flawless except for one wrinkle in the passenger’s door panel. Engine compartment very fresh, with electric cooling fan and accompanying non-original wiring added (a very smart addition). Cond: 1-. drophead coupe. S/N BC54LAR. Eng. # P4055. Midnight Blue/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 61,001 miles. Impressive at first glance. Body appears sound, but paint has various levels of orange peel throughout, chips and bad respray in back, and bubbles in passenger’s door. Trunk fit off a bit. Small dents on radiator. Bumper chrome very good, possibly recent. Other chrome pieces display decent finish. Interior restored at some point. Seats, dash padding and door panels nicely done and show little wear, carpets inviting, instruments all fine, but dash wood is inconsistent, with excessive varnish in spots. Headlights don’t match and one driving light was loose. Engine compartment good if not pristine, some sloppy wiring present. Vogue tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $162,400. Bentleys of this rarity and level are judged carefully for condition. So the flaws mentioned here, particularly in the paint, were serious enough to downgrade in concours judging. Consider it either time to redo the paintwork, or leave as-is and drive it without worrying about chips or scratches. Mechanics are another issue, and one ponders why owner purchased it at 2018 RM Sotheby’s Monterey for $173,600 (SCM# 6878509), then lets it go seven months later at no reserve. Odometer reads exactly the same as it did when it sold five years ago at Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale 2014 auction ($135,100, SCM# 6661301), so that is one repair needed. NOT SOLD AT $240,000. The first 240 XK 120 roadsters were alloy-bodied as Jaguar waited for its steel body molds to be completed. 184 of these were LHD. This one was dashing in my preferred configuration, with steel disc wheels and rear fender spats (Clark Gable agreed). Sold new in the U.S. via Hoffman Motors; one-family owned since 1961. #278-1968 BRABHAM BT26 racer. S/N BT263. Green & yellow/black cloth. An important race car originally built with a Repco (GM aluminum) powerplant. It carried future World Champion Jochen Rindt through the 1968 season. The following year it was equipped with Cosworth power and with Jacky Ickx behind the wheel, achieved a Formula One win and a 2nd place in the World Championship. It raced in U.S. Formula 5000 subsequently and after restoration in vintage events. The car shows a few cracks in the paint around vents and a scratched windscreen but is in the otherwise outstanding condition typical of the cars collected by now-deceased owner Bob Baker. Cond: 2. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL SOLD AT $1,105,000. Many later-era Formula One cars, especially post-millennium ones, are only available sans powerplant or with same destroyed. In the ’70s, computer chips were introduced, and later all sorts of active suspensions and complex engine mechanicals and electricals became the standard. Presented was an historic race car with impressive speed that could be driven and, more importantly, maintained by mere mortals. Winning Formula One cars have been sold from $1 million to $5 million or more. Well bought with upside potential! (See profile, p. 86.) #305-2001 ROLLS-ROYCE COR- NICHE convertible. S/N SCAZK29E31CX68509. Dark blue/dark blue canvas/cream leather. Odo: 7,000 miles. Extremely lowmileage Corniche V beautifully presented in handsome colors. Left front wheel curbed. Under bright Florida sunlight, micro-scratching is visible on some larger chrome pieces. Interior virtually perfect. Overall, extraordinary condition for a 19-year-old used car (albeit a very elegant one). No word on whether the convertible top hydraulics have been attended to; works fine now but its expensive day of reckoning is likely coming. Cond: 1-. the dawn of motoring. Restored mechanically and cosmetically in 2010–12 by Bonhams’ ancient-car specialist Evan Ide and paint and upholstery shops in Manchester, CT. Second in Class at Pebble Beach in 2012, apparently almost unused since. I cannot vouch for authenticity, but it appears to be more than welldocumented. Original De Dion-Bouton coil sourced during restoration, so ignition is authentic. Crank is on side of car. As to condition, a few minor stray marks on the fenders are the only flaws that I can recognize. Cond: 1-. driver appears added later. Leather seats and fabric interior pieces all claimed original, and if so, remarkably well preserved. One window in rear cabin is broken. Mammoth brass radiator behind engine a work of art in itself, and engine appears clean and maintained. Driven onstage, an event the crowd appreciated. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $190,400. A stunning work of Brass Era Victorian style, this rare limousine enjoys a special history, as it was consigned by the great-grandson of the original owner. Previously offered at Rétromobile by Artcurial in 2015, where it was a no-sale with about a $350k–$550k estimate at that time (SCM# 6784904). The estimate here was lowered to $200k–$300k, and the sale price with commission was close to that range. Hard to value, but seems well bought. Keeping it running and intact is, of course, a financial commitment in itself. But it needs to be preserved, not restored. SOLD AT $162,400. Previously sold by Bonhams at their 2013 Carmel sale for $191,400 (SCM# 6733229). Built by unsuccessful NYC branch of De Dion-Bouton on Church Avenue in Brooklyn, closely following the French design but using many American-manufactured components. A literal barn find in California around 75 years ago. Fascinating history before and since, worth a special trip to the Bonhams website to read in full. Owned by MGM Studios for several years and used in the early 1950s Red Skelton movie “Excuse My Dust” (probably not an Oscar contender). Londonto-Brighton eligible, of course, which boosts its value considerably. Bonhams’ pre-sale estimate was $150,000 to $180,000, and they pretty much nailed it. The De Dion’s remarkable story alone is worth the money. #237-1913 RENAULT TYPE DP NOT SOLD AT $95,000. The Corniche V (the V was never used by the factory), built from 1999 to late 2002, was closely based on the first-generation Bentley Azure, which appeared on the market in late 1995. It seems that every major auction has an Azure, but Corniche Vs are rarely seen. Only 384 Corniche Vs were built compared with over 1,400 Azures. Consequently, nice Azures can be bought for around $60k—sometimes less—but Corniche Vs can command up to double that amount. Given the very low mileage of this car, I thought the low estimate of $120k was reasonable, although the high estimate of $150k perhaps crossed the line to fanciful. The high bid of $95,000 was light, but if the consignor wants to sell it for much more, he won’t be able to add miles by cruising around this summer. FRENCH #280-1901 DE DION-BOUTON 5HP vis-à-vis tourer. S/N 128. Eng. # 5222. Black/ black leather. RHD. U.S.-built De Dion from 134 22/24CV tourer. S/N 37217. Eng. # 5044. Green & black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 479 km. Originally purchased in Paris, owned by one family until now. Stated to be extremely original, and still in running condition. Wood body and visible chassis parts show much use and appropriate aging, but everything is intact. Paint now dull, many flaws throughout, but aging with harmony. A few items such as a door handle and one wood box appear to have been replaced at one time. Clock in front of SOLD AT $200,000. One of approximately 200 Brescia chassis produced in 1923 (overall 2,000 produced from 1920 to ’26). Invited, I took a ride in the car and can vouch for functionality. With a late rebody, it will never win a major award, but certification allows it entry into an exclusive club at a comparatively low price point. #225-1939 DELAGE D6-70 drophead coupe. S/N 51740. Eng. # 51740. Blue/tan fabric/red leather. RHD. Odo: 11,326 km. Three-position drophead coupe said to be a one-off by Figoni et Falaschi. Recent mechanical maintenance by Automotive Restorations reported. Well-cared-for but aged blue paint and chrome. Top mechanism chrome is pitted. Wood resting on doors is chipped, with finish loss. Interior leather wrinkled but not torn or extensively worn. Engine compartment neat, with more-modern firewall and voltage regulator. Heater pipe missing. Cond: 3+. Sports Car Market #234-1923 BUGATTI TYPE 23 Torpedo. S/N BC002. Eng. # 892. Red/black leather. RHD. An original chassis assigned a club number and rebuilt and rebodied in 1960 with components from chassis 2569, a crashed Brescia. Older paint with orange peel on the sides. Skiff-like top covering rear boattail has faded, but teak not warped or splintered. Gauges, steering wheel and mechanicals appear to be real deal. Interior leather has appropriate patina. Handsome but aged brass radiator shell. No top for this one. Cond: 3.


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL GERMAN #295-1950 VERITAS SCORPION cab- NOT SOLD AT $400,000. An older restoration that has held up reasonably well. A few worn items and a few missing items keep a good car from being great. Obviously a fine pedigree but it’s a 6 (not an 8) and the styling is elegant but not that distinctive. The auction company had great expectations and gave the car a low estimate of $500k, the catalog’s back cover and four pages in the interior. A bit more preparation might have brought bids closer, but the bids were not that far off from fair value. #282-1983 RENAULT R5 Turbo 1 hatch- back. S/N VF1822000B000036. Metallic blue/orange & blue cloth. Odo: 90,942 km. Much restoration work done in different periods, with respray in the 1990s, and engine, transmission, suspension and other mechanicals all done in England in 2014. Interior claimed all original, appears to be and in very good shape considering age and mileage. Fit of front trunk lid, rear hatch and some body panels noticeably off, black ventilation grilles in front of windshield painted blue, dent under windshield on driver’s side. Trunk compartment clean and tidy. No photos of engine in catalog, and elaborate cover remained on at auction preview. Catalog states correct model year is 1981. Cond: 2-. riolet. S/N 5095. Eng. # 73095. Blue/black vinyl/brown leather. Odo: 4,460 km. Older restoration in the ’90s, recently recommissioned by BMW Classic in Germany. Body and paint very good, but a notch below top concours level. Lenses and glass excellent. Badges lack some panache. Chrome wheels with whitewall tires. Interior appearance presentable, but seat has dry, cracked leather. Engine compartment clean, with large modern radiator, electric fans, oil cooler. Description says engine is a 327, but the listed specs for horsepower and displacement make it a 328. Also stated to be 328 engine later in catalog copy. There was a model called the BMW 327/28 that had the more-powerful 328 motor, so it can be confusing. Two Solex carburetors, not three as often seen. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $270,000. Speedsters have received iconic status and record prices over the past half decade. A superb example with an original powerplant would certainly have achieved a higher bid, and lack of same held this one back. Early Porsches (and Volkswagens) are relatively easy to restore and repair. The present restoration should be able to be achieved with much less than the money spent, depending on the original acquisition price. It’s a personal conclusion that the price offered was fair, especially with the past year’s market retreat. But should the owner find that needle in haystack, the original engine, he will have struck gold. NOT SOLD AT $85,000. A decent but not top-level R5 Turbo that raised some questions based on early respray, poor fit of some body parts, and extensive mechanical work done in 2014. While mileage is not high, many of these R5 Turbos were driven hard and on the edge (especially by those crazy Brits). All might be fine, but consignor should have been with this car to show off the hand-built engine, which is the core of its attraction but needs to have complicated covers removed. Bidders might have been better off looking for a lower mileage, fully original example for a bit more money. 136 NOT SOLD AT $310,000. A 1949 Veritas Scorpion restored in the ’90s won third place in class at Pebble Beach in 1992, and sold at Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015 for an impressive $907k, despite needing refreshening. This 1950 Scorpion was a no-sale at Bonhams Quail in 2018 with high bid of $450k (SCM# 6877358). Seven months later it has failed to sell again, with high bid of $310k. Why such a difference in the values of these two Scorpions? Hard to be sure; may be partly due to restoration quality, engine, or perhaps because one auction had two bidders who really wanted one, and the others didn’t. Then there’s appearance. SCM’s Bonhams 2018 Quail Lodge reviewer put it perfectly: “The simple difference? One was sublime in its presentation, while our car was dressed in a mismatched and garish livery.” When your car hasn’t sold at either Pebble Beach or Amelia, there’s nowhere else to go, so time for a different route. Change the look, upgrade the restoration, and hold onto it for a while. #213-1956 PORSCHE 356A 1600 Speed- ster. S/N 82639. Eng. # 65307. Silver/black fabric/red leather. Odo: 66,648 miles. Excellent paint without polishing mark or flaw visible. Excellent chrome trim; bumpers with U.S.-correct overrider tubes. Interior appears freshly restored, with correct dash and gauges. Admitted replacement engine with restored engine compartment. Moon hubcaps. Hard top included. Porsche CoA and Kardex build sheet included, too. Cond: 1-. #218-1964 PORSCHE 356C T6 coupe. S/N 218390. Eng. # 713701. Light Ivory/red leatherette. Odo: 96,598 miles. Said to be the product of a rotisserie restoration in 2016 and to have been driven only for sorting. Straight panels, good fit and smoothly applied Glasurit paint on body. Bumper paint is cracked and chrome trim around windows is pitted. Other exterior trim presentable. New-appearing upholstery. Dashboard trim and door handles show some pitting. Headliner fits poorly around rear windows. Engine compartment dirty, with oil splattered on distributor cap. Proper decals. Accompanied by service records and CoA from Porsche. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $76,160. Late evolution of Porsche 356 with four-wheel discs and a base engine that was previously an upgrade. A few details needed attention to make this car better. With over 12,000 356Cs made in 1964, it is by far the 356’s most common iteration. The price seemed fair. #208-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210015934. Eng. # 12798110012575. White/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 8,833 km. Older bitsa restoration unraveling. Body panels and paint decent but not excellent. Wheelarch chrome trim raises fears of what is underneath. Wrong-style sideview mirror wrongly installed on front fender. Many new body gaskets, including windshield, Sports Car Market


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Fresh Meat by Chad Taylor Online sales of contemporary cars 2018 Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2 Spyder Date sold: 02/23/2019 eBay auction ID: 254134556132 Seller’s eBay ID: perillodownersgrove Sale type: Used car with 4,465 miles VIN: ZHWUR2ZF8JLA09663 Details: Rosso Mars over Nero Ade leather; 5.2-L V10 rated at 573 hp and 398 ft-lb, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $244,880, Buy It Now, sf 19 MSRP: $219,780 (base) Other current offering: Gulf Coast Motorworks of Bonita Springs, FL, selling a 2017 Huracán LP580-2 Spyder in Verde Mantis Pearl Effect over Nero Ade leather with 5,061 miles, for $228,995. 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 63 Sedan which unfortunately is delaminating noticeably. Broken taillight lens. Euro headlights in decent condition. Many chrome pieces redone in stages; front bumper better than rear. Interior tired, needs attention everywhere. New Michelin tires on poorly repainted wheels, with scuffed trim rings. Much water in trunk, but fortunately draining out through a rust hole in patched trunk floor. Engine compartment needs work—tanks, rubber gaskets, wiring all looking tired. No battery hold-down. Underneath was an aftermarket fuel pump instead of originalstyle Bosch pump. Cond: 3. hams’ pre-sale estimate of $175k–$225k may have been aggressive, but a superb 911S still should have brought bids much closer to the low estimate, say $25k–$30k closer. Unless there was some negative about this car which eluded me—and I don’t think there was—I would say the lucky buyer snuck away with a great deal. #227-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE SOLD AT $33,600. One of many Pagoda SLs partially restored in olden times and needing attention again. Despite its many flaws, basic body and mechanical elements seemed sound. With some attention, especially to the interior, will become far more attractive. Hammered at just $30k, a good buy despite its needs. Lesson here might be “don’t bring a car to auction with water in the trunk.” Date sold: 04/03/2019 eBay auction ID: 312556635166 Seller’s eBay ID: mbwestminster Sale type: New car with 25 miles VIN: WDD7X8JB0KA001791 Details: Jupiter Red over black leather; 4.0-L twinturbocharged V8 rated at 577 hp and 590 ft-lb, 9-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $168,970, Buy It Now, sf 125 MSRP: $136,500 (base) Other current offering: Mercedes-Benz of South Bay in Torrance, CA, asking $162,670 for a Polar White over Auburn Brown 2019 AMG GT 63 sedan for $162,670, with 18 miles. 2018 Lotus Evora 400 Coupe #209-1969 PORSCHE 911S 2.0 coupe. S/N 119301416. Eng. # 6392023. Dark red metallic/black leatherette. Odo: 542 miles. Late (July 1969) short-wheelbase car in one of its most desirable forms. Restoration history a long and winding saga but a fabulous result. Dark red metallic an elegant and rarely-seen color, apparently special order. Outstanding paint quality, now has very slight micro-scratching. A few minor blemishes on chrome do not detract at all. Near-flawless interior, yet somehow retains original character. Fuchs alloys just starting to oxidize slightly. A little difficult to start initially, but once the Bosch mechanical fuel injectors were all humming along, the engine sounded great, the way a Porsche flat 6 should sound. Porsche CoA, of course. Cond: 2+. BEST BUY SOLD AT $32,480. A mixed bag of restoration quality, with recent interior a full notch up from body. But the elephant in the auction room was that this former 3.5 was now just a 2.8. There are countless examples of restored cars upgrading from 6 to 8 cylinders, but this may have been the first one to go backwards. The incorrect engine also runs dual Webers in place of fuel injection. At least the 3.5 badge was rightly removed from the trunk. The carefully done interior restoration may have cost the consignor more than he took home from the sale. Fairly but painfully sold at a third of the high estimate of $90k. #236-1974 PORSCHE 914 2.0 convert- Date sold: 03/15/2019 eBay auction ID: 352613670551 Seller’s eBay ID: lotusofjax Sale type: New car with 4 miles VIN: SCCLMDVN6JHA21243 Details: Daytona Blue over black leather; 3.5-L supercharged V6 rated at 400 hp and 302 ft-lb, 6-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $94,545, Buy It Now, sf 367 MSRP: $94,900 (base) Other current offering: In Bellevue, WA, Park Place Ltd. selling a 2017 Metallic Gray over black leather Lotus Evora 400 with 10,631 miles, for $72,950. ♦ 138 SOLD AT $123,200. A very fine early 911S 5-speed, offered at no reserve, that seemed to slip under bidders’ radar. Formerly skyrocketing early 911 values seem to have paused or even receded a touch in the past year. Bon- ible. S/N 4742907096. Ravenna Green/black vinyl/brown vinyl. Odo: 17,288 miles. Original and like-new in every aspect. Body, paint, trim all in amazing condition. Wheels and undercarriage match body. Interior is also in startling original condition. Engine appears to have had some use, but very close in condition to other elements. Rear 2.0 engine badge misaligned, but likely factory made the mistake. One small ding in chrome trim on targa post is all I can find. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $89,600. This 914 truly deserved the overused “timewarp” description. Incredible to behold, condition suitable to extremely low mileage, but it has over 17,000 miles on it. Original owner resided in Pennsylvania; registration sticker Sports Car Market 3.5 coupe. S/N 11102612003702. Eng. # 13092012019757. Metallic blue/Parchment leather. Odo: 59,927 miles. Original 3.5-L V8 engine replaced with 2.8 6-cylinder and dual Weber carbs under earlier ownership. Body restoration done in early 2000s. Metallic blue paintwork inconsistent. Trunk, hood and driver’s door fit off. Most window frames rechromed, but vent-window frames not done, and badly need it. Chrome on bumpers and headlight surrounds hazing. Rear fender trim scuffed on one side. “Automatic” trunk badge noticeably crooked. Foam hood pad. Interior recently restored, very well executed. Air also added with tasteful, original-looking interior system. Alpine stereo/CD player installed in center console not so original-looking. Cond: 2-. Bonhams Amelia Island, FL


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL dition. Underbody and engine compartment match rest of car in condition and appearance. New tires and complete service done prior to auction. Cond: 1. from 2012 still on windshield. Two owners since then, and a prize-winner at recent PCA event. Sale price may seem high, but Gooding sold one with just 5k miles on it here last year for $93.5k, and one this year with 12k miles for $65k. Amelia Island seems to be the destination for perfect 914s. Fairly bought and sold. BEST BUY #212-1989 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2 Speedster. S/N WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618. Eng. # 64K06240. Titanium Silver/Bordeaux leather. Odo: 3,771 miles. Ultra-low-mileage 1989 Speedster in outstanding condition. Perhaps a bit more patina to the seats than I would expect for a 3,800-mile car, but it is 30 years old. Otherwise hard to find a flaw. Titanium/Bordeaux color combination is stunning on this model, especially during Florida sunset. Time-capsule paint condition. LHD but has U.K. license tag because after initial export to U.S., it was re-exported to the Isle of Jersey in the mid-1990s. Porsche CoA. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $63,840. A most impressive example of an auction staple. Likely just a few R107 SLs in this condition. An equally wellpreserved 1985 380SL with 1,400 miles sold here at Bonhams Amelia 2017 for $46,200. Value of 560SLs is justifiably higher than 380 or 450SLs, so $63.8k sale price was about right. I’d even call it well bought, though it is now another car in the too-nice-to-drive category. Seller smartly just did all servicing, and printed a book about the car’s history and documents to be viewed with the car. #293-2000 BMW Z3 M coupe. S/N WBSCM934XYLC61257. Imola Red/red & black leather. Odo: 16,100 miles. Low-mileage “young-timer” in excellent condition, although not part of the Youngtimer Collection. Has a few random very minor chips and scuffs, and one wheel is slightly curbed. Surprisingly, there seemed to be some orange peel around the hatch area, in what I believe to be original factory paint. Excellent colors for this model. Red seats with black inserts especially striking; the slightest wear to the bolsters is evident. No sun/moon roof. Digital odo, mileage per catalog. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $140,000. Apparently the second time that Bonhams has offered this Speedster this year, following a no-sale at Scottsdale in January. I imagine the U.K. owner does not want to bring it back to the Isle of Jersey. Bonhams announced that the (U.K.) title was in transit and I wondered if that deterred some potential bidders, especially given that the same notice was given at Scottsdale. Still in transit two months later? Otherwise, all I can ask is, where were the 911 enthusiasts at this auction? Both this superb Speedster and the excellent 1969 911S (Lot 209), also offered at no reserve, sold substantially below expected market values. Great opportunities for bidders, though. #269-1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48D2KA094740. Signal Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 17,335 km. Canadian example in amazing original condition. Just 10,800 miles (17,335 km). Body panels and paint apparently flawless; cannot find a ding, dent or single flaw. Interior equally impressive; seats show almost no use, all wood, carpets, trim in perfect con- June 2019 SOLD AT $36,960. Many found the Z3 coupe to be strange-looking, but a smaller cult loved it. I am firmly in the latter camp, finding it better balanced aesthetically than the Z3 roadster, which to me looks front heavy (especially the first version). I looked on Bring a Trailer, and seven M coupes sold there in 2018–19. Prices ranged widely from about $20k to about $50k, of course determined by mileage and condition, perhaps color in some cases. A 4k-mile 2002 example in these colors sold for $92,000 (only 340 were built for 2002, the last model year). The Bonhams pre-sale estimate was $45k–$55k. Given this car’s low mileage, excellent condition and good colors, I might have expected it to bring another $5k– $10k, so well bought. 139


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL ITALIAN #224-1950 FIAT 1100 cabriolet. S/N 369815. Eng. # 393200. Blue/tan canvas/black leather. Odo: 3,692 km. Paint well applied without runs or chips. Straight panels. Chrome and aluminized trim show age and wear. Dented hubcaps. Creases in seats but no significant wear. Much of original dashboard retained with a pleasant patina. Loose mechanicals hanging below dash. Engine compartment neat but not recently restored. Canvas top and rear window excellent. Cond: 3+. Pebble Beach in 2016 for $621,500 (SCM# 6804247), then a no-sale at Bonhams Scottsdale in January 2018 with a high bid of $540k (SCM# 6863459). Perhaps too many recent auction appearances means owner will face some loss if determined to sell, but I’d call it correct not to give it up for high bid here of just $440k. #271-1951 LANCIA AURELIA B20GT NOT SOLD AT $100,000. Rare coachbuilt Fiat from a house that spawned many of the greats. The car was well documented from new and the styling attractive. Not a lot of go, but enough show that buyer might expect more another day. #230-1951 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS cabriolet. S/N 915922. Eng. # 928329. Burgundy/ tan cloth/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 672 km. Full restoration around 2010, when it participated in the Mille Miglia. Engine purportedly verified as original. Paint and bodywork excellent but not quite top tier, with some inconsistencies, paint crack in A-pillar, and bubbles on painted dash. Chrome all restored but minor pitting in a few spots. Seats, gauges, controls and carpets all beautifully done. Seat belts installed. Tan cloth top shows just a small touch of soiling. Restored wire wheels with Michelin tires in very good shape. Engine compartment a work of art and well restored, but a fair amount of oil leaking from sump. Impressive tool rolls included. Cond: 2+. coupe. S/N 1047. Eng. # 1001. Rosso Corsa/ tan leather. RHD. Odo: 953 km. Fully restored sometime around 2000 in Italy, then re-restoration done after purchase in 2014 by consignor, with change to Rosso Corsa with tan leather interior. Superb concours-level appearance, though red seems wrong choice in my irrelevant opinion. Excellent paintwork with finish appropriate to factory level, panel fit very good, front windows appear new, windshield appears original and in very good condition. Wheel covers in perfect condition. Bumpers have small stains on guards. Simple interior beautifully redone, with stylish gauges. Nardi floor-shift conversion kit previously installed (replaces original column shifter). Catalog photos show noticeable crack in steering wheel, but repair wisely done in time for auction. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $36,960. In the Bonhams catalog as well as in the RM catalog when it was sold for $66,000 in January of 2014 (SCM# 6723677), this cute Fiat sported a Fiat badge. When it was parked outside the auction tent, the badge read OSCA. A glance at the trim plate suggests that this was originally colored 451 blue. Fiat built the engines under license to OSCA and there were enough made and enough time has passed that variations in rear trim, exhaust-pipe numbers, etc. are expected. The auction price is supported by continued Italian mania. I do not expect much upside nor downside, either. NOT SOLD AT $150,000. Rare, delightful Italian icon eligible for Mille Miglia. Purchased at Gooding Pebble Beach in 2014 for $192,500 (SCM# 6710745). Color and interior changed to owner’s preference, with just 300 miles added since. Catalog states consignor spent over $100k, which is quite believable. Owner will eventually take a bath, but decided not to drown here. Narrow market in the U.S. for these wonderful Lancias, but correct to hold out and try another time. #204-1961 FIAT 1500 S OSCA Spider. NOT SOLD AT $440,000. Beautiful, iconic Alfa 6C 2500 in excellent, if imperfect, restored condition. Significant enough to appear at Pebble Beach in 2015 and Villa d’Este concours in 2017. But now that it has made its debutante appearances, may have less appeal to those looking for an Italian car to bring to the ball. Purchased by consignor at Gooding 140 S/N 118S006560. Eng. # 118.000 002763. Red/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 43,762 miles. Nice red paint well applied, with polishing marks evident. No chips seen. Panel fit is good as new; edges of hood suggest it has been reworked. An OSCA badge adorns the front. Exterior chrome is excellent. Some wrinkles but no rips in interior upholstery. Door-handle chrome pitted; gauges appear restored; correct 8,000-rpm tach. Other chrome around interior is pitted. Carpets aged and very dirty. Steering wheel is well worn. Seat foam crumbling, with a generous amount on carpet. Engine compartment looks older than the rest of the car. Proper distributor, etc., but engine compartment oily and dirty. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,400. Sophisticated and characterful coupe, rarely seen in U.S. At the modest price realized here, this was a very good deal for the buyer. However, I hope he inspected the car in person (or had an inspection done) because it seemed generally more worn than I appreciated from the catalog photos. Some price guides show a dip in values for these over the past two years (like many cars) but I imagine those figures are based on a very small sample size. Despite its deficiencies, this Flaminia still retains significant charm and appeal. I’m sure the consignor was disappointed. Such are the risks of no reserve. Sports Car Market #289-1962 LANCIA FLAMINIA coupe. S/N 8230024290. Eng. # 5874. Black/red leather. Odo: 1,911 km. Elegant coupe, apparently never restored. Body straight but hood fit a bit off. Repainted from silver to black in the 1990s. Still smooth but now quite tired; perhaps can be buffed to a higher level. Brightwork mostly okay but rear bumper pockmarked. Door handles and hubcaps show wear and oxidization. Inside, the original interior features nice carpet around the console and a good-looking original Becker Europa radio. The catalog made much of how beautifully patinated the original seats are, but I think they have passed patina and arrived at shabby. The stuffing has perished and driver’s seat is uncomfortable. Door panels better and dash mostly good. Recent engine overhaul a major plus. Engine compartment in clean, used condition. Cond: 3.


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL #300-1971 INTERMECCANICA ITA- LIA Spyder. S/N 50367414. Silver blue metallic/ blue canvas/dark blue leather. Odo: 41,244 miles. Attractive blue paint which is well applied without significant chips or runs. Interior shows significant wear including dash, rough wood console and heavily worn leather steering wheel. Seat coverings fit well and are only minimally worn. Dash cover is rippled. Gauges appear original to car. Engine compartment has Ford Motorsport-labeled air cleaner and valve covers. Open valve-cover vent with oil on left exhaust header. Lots of residue on intake manifold. MSD ignition, a/c. Underhood paint loss at site of suspension adjustment. Heat shield on firewall looks a bit shoddy. Updated with Tremec 5-speed. Cond: 3+. suspect condition issues and mileage held back the price. Somewhere between fairly and optimistically bought. #232-1997 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO VT roadster. S/N ZA9RU37P4VLA12621. Chiaro Blue/blue & white leather. Odo: 37,788 km. Attended at auction by its present owner, a mid-Atlantic dealer and not the original owner. Eye-catching blue paint protected by plastic film on nose. A number of paint chips on the roof and a large amount of loss on rear bumper attributed to auction damage, which house announced it would fix. A quality repaint has been done on right door and bumper. Interior leather creased but not significantly worn. Carpet color is inconsistent. Interior add-ons include a video system for passenger, carbon-fiber accents, a back-up camera, a Pioneer stereo and color-matched blue fire extinguishers behind seats. Driver’s door seal heavily worn. Aftermarket color-matched HRE wheels without curb rash. Accompanied by $163k in receipts. Cond: 3+. taste (though I think that’s part of its stealth narrative). There was a small air freshener with Japanese writing hanging from the passenger’s side A-pillar. I could not identify the subtle fragrance, but the interior smelled great! The R32 has been eligible for U.S. importation under the 25-year exemption since 2015. They were not extremely rare when new (more than 40,000 built over about five years). I checked on Bring a Trailer, and more than 10 were offered there in 2017–18. The typical high bid was $25k to $30k, plus a few lower no-sales. Most had significantly higher mileage (kilometrage) than this car. The $50k– $60k pre-sale estimate here was ambitious, but the ultimate price was appropriate for a nice example. NOT SOLD AT $115,000. Last seen at RM Auctions’ 2018 sale in Fort Lauderdale, where it was said to have undergone a rotisserie restoration 20 years before with little use since. There it sold for $103,000 (SCM# 6869677). These cars had some input from HolmanMoody. The combination of Italian style and an American powerplant has appeal, and this one might be improved at a lower cost than many exotics. And that improvement might be the answer to getting a higher bid. #270-1988 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A3J0076758. Eng. # 12127. Rossa Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 38,992 miles. Aged paint but no stunning defects. Panels are straight. Finish loss on window trim. Seat leather shows extensive cracking and some loss of finish. Age-damaged chrome on interior levers. Finish loss on valve covers and elsewhere in engine compartment. No curb rash on the wheels. Accompanied by books, tool roll and luggage. Cond: 3. SWEDISH SOLD AT $123,200. Lamborghini’s 200-mph supercar in AWD and Roadster configuration previously offered in limited amounts should be a collector favorite, but it has not proven to be. It’s an SCM Investment Grade D, and prices have retreated significantly over the past year. It has traveled 22,000 miles and had been customized to its original owner’s taste; some could call the presentation garish. Conceivably a bargain at more than $50,000 below low estimate, but I doubt it. Returning it to more universal appeal and maintenance will have their costs. I favor fairly bought. JAPANESE #220-1989 NISSAN SKYLINE R32 GT- SOLD AT $64,400. Reported sold at Bonhams Quail Lodge seven months ago for $78,400 (SCM# 6878615). Said then to have had a timing-belt change and extensive service at 33,000 miles, and a new clutch and a transmission build 1,000 miles later. While the preTRs are seemingly off their auction highs, I 142 R coupe. S/N BNR32003106. Charcoal/ charcoal cloth & leather. RHD. Odo: 40,381 km. Fine, stock condition. Excellent panel fit per factory. An apparent repaint of unknown vintage, quite well executed—I found one microscopic paint flaw. Slight deterioration of some rubber gaskets. Catalog stated rear window trim had been replaced. Seats either well-preserved originals or redone at some point; in any case, they look and feel good. Dash looks almost new. Balance of interior unscathed except for a small tear near the top of the driver’s door, which could be from an errant screwdriver. Receipts (after 2015 importation) in auction file relate mostly to a/c, including a recent compressor. Impressive engine compartment. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,800. JDM “Godzilla” Skyline shows clear bloodlines to the current Nissan GT-R. Exciting to sit in, but the entire car is a bit monochromatic for my #203-1963 VOLVO 1800S coupe. S/N 18345VB6802. Pearl White/red leather. Odo: 84,917 miles. Much restoration work done over the years. Body sound, panel fit good except for trunk, paintwork well done with a few imperfections. All chrome refinished, bumpers showing some aging, side trim and other chrome mostly very good. Body gaskets all replaced, windshield appears new. Chrome wire wheels show no corrosion. Interior has very nicely restored seats now showing inviting patine. Carpets fresh. Elaborate chrome surround instruments very good. A few cracks in steering wheel, passenger’s armrest coming apart. Cracks in replacement dashpad. All tidy underneath, exhaust system appears recent. Engine compartment well done, not overdone, shows some use since restoration. Marchal headlights a nice period touch. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,480. Appealing early 1800S. Imperfect but show-worthy, except at top-tier concours. Most of the restoration quite authentic, so the addition of wire wheels was a bit puzzling—complete anathema to Swedes. Hard to predict recent pricing on these: Some go for insanely high values; others, such as this one, more on the traditional slow upward curve. Original, one-owner examples seem to Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL be preferred, even if condition is imperfect and mileage high. Estimate of $70k–90k was a bit optimistic, but this appealing 1800S was still well bought. AMERICAN #283-1904 KNOX 16/18HP tourer. S/N 312. Eng. # 839d. Green/black canvas/black leather. Shiny green paint with some cracks consistent with mild use. Brass is excellent. Leather shows well with mild wear. Canvas top excellent. Accompanied by full set of spare tires and wood top in need of restoration. Cond: 2-. Fenders appear fresher than body. Seats showing some age but still presentable, as is fabric top. Warner Auto-Meter added by previous owner. Wheels a little rough in spots, need attention. Engine appears to be in good running condition with fairly clean engine compartment. Electric starter fitted for the tour. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $252,000. An auction veteran with five previous appearances in SCM’s database, the most recent being at this same venue in 2017, when the SCM reporter expressed uncertainty about upside after a sale at $292,600 (SCM# 6827727). The car is a veteran of four London to Brighton runs, and with two cylinders, high horsepower (16) and four seats, should be a good tourer. Alongside the Boulton Collection of other Brass Era cars, this was an optimal site to present the Knox. Seems more fairly bought this time, but again, no near-term upside anticipated. #257-1907 AUSTIN MODEL LX-T 60HP cabriolet. S/N 25. Creme & brown/tan cloth/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 4,146 miles. Stated as stored from 1913 to the 1950s, then restored in the early 1970s, retaining the original body. Interior, some wood, top and other sections redone. Four-speed transmission installed, then driven in transcontinental tour in 1972. Later purchased by Don Boulton in 1985. Appears some brass pieces are new or recently restored. Some worn spots in body, with bare wood emerging in a few areas. SOLD AT $313,000. Built in Grand Rapids, MI—said to be one of four Austins remaining, and the only 4-cylinder. This very rare and prominent Austin was a standout in Boulton’s collection. Original body a strong feature for many collectors. The older restoration needs to be refreshed, but it appears all is intact and the work needed will not require disassembly. Or use it as-is and take it on another 4,000mile tour—perhaps a more difficult undertaking now than back in 1972. Fairly bought and sold. #262-1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP limousine. S/N 6201. Eng. # 6201. Dark blue/black leather, blue cloth. RHD. Odo: 16 miles. A Model T bearing little resemblance to any Ford! Finishes and fabrics possibly partially “renewed” in the 1970s, but never fully restored. Very solid, but numerous paint flaws, scrapes and scuffs. Wonderful Gray & Davis headlamps. Brass is good enough for touring, but not for concours competition. The carpet looks inauthentic to me, but the seat cloth looks correct—though I cheerfully disclaim any expertise in 1910-style fabrics. Engine not observed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $96,000. The Boulton Collection included six Popes, including two Pope-Hartfords, two Pope-Toledos, a Pope-Tribune and a Pope- Waverley. All were manufactured by the Pope Manufacturing Co. from 1903. Pope-Hartford lasted the longest, until 1915. Longtime ownership in Uruguay, including by the Uruguayan ambassador to the Vatican, and the catalog claimed Pope Pius X rode in this car. His Holiness probably just liked the name. This example was one of the more scruffy Boulton Collection cars, but it also gave off an air of great integrity and durability. The buyer could tour as-is (after ascertaining roadability) or restore. Most of the Boulton cars sold very well (and most but not all were at no reserve), but this car significantly underperformed against its pre-sale estimate of $160k–$190k. While I have no direct comparables, it would appear to have been rather well bought. #261-1913 MERCER TYPE 35J Race- about. S/N 1462. Eng. # 1462. Yellow/black leather. RHD. Odo: 30 miles. Exciting Brass Era sports car. Built for Don Boulton from a collection of genuine Mercer parts. So very much of a bitsa, but an incredibly well-done bitsa, even down to the Fletcher carburetor. Everything looks authentic. One of the highlights of the preview day at Bonhams was when they took this Mercer, as well as its stablemate, the 1914 Simplex Speedcar (Lot 266), outside, started them up and drove them on the field. The Mercer seemed to start easily (via the added electric starter), and ran smoothly once warmed up. That’s really what it’s all about. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $896,000. Possibly America’s first sports car, predating the rival Stutz Bearcat by several months. The fact that this car was assembled decades later did not seem to deter bidders at all. It was exciting just to be around this car and to hear and see it run. Bonhams’ 144 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL pre-sale estimate was spot-on. Ready for concours display, but I hope the lucky new owner is able to take it out and drive it as much as possible. #266-1914 SIMPLEX 50HP Speedcar roadster. S/N A25059. Eng. # A25059. Dark plum/dark maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 102 miles. Original Simplex, albeit with a body created much later to a period Holbrook design. Body design must be reasonably authentic, as the amazing period detachable fabric cowl and windshield (not on car during auction, but shown in catalog) seem to fit appropriately. Dual-chain drive impressive to behold. Badger Solarclypse acetylene headlamps and other brass fittings have appropriate slight patina. Abundant orange peel in the paint, but irrelevant to the mission of this car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,187,500. Cadillac brought out the V16 just as the stock market crashed in October 1929, but still managed to sell a remarkable 3,251 units for the 1930 model year. As the Depression really started to take hold in 1931, V16 sales declined precipitously to 364 units. This car was one of few roadsters built; most V16s carried sedan or limo bodywork. Bonhams’ pre-auction estimate of $1,250,000 to $1,500,000 was lofty indeed, but the high bid here with the premium came close to the low estimate, and proved sufficient to sell the car. RM Auctions sold a similar V16 at its 2018 Hershey auction for $495,000 (SCM# 6882432). The RM Hershey car, rebodied with a genuine Fleetwood roadster body around 1980, was also a very nice example, but not quite as dazzling as this car. This sale appears to be a world auction record for the model. #301-1999 SWIFT ENGINEERING 010.C Ford/Cosworth racer. S/N 008. Black/ carbon fiber. Swift chassis said to have been raced in all 20 events of the 1999 CART season. With Michael Andretti at the wheel, the car achieved a 1st place at St. Louis and 4th overall in the series. Evidence of carbon-fiber repair of right side pod. Said never to have been crashed; it was still surprising to see no significant dings or scratches in the front spoiler and a pristine wind screen. That and SOLD AT $885,000. The car from the auction I would most like to drive, though undoubtedly I would need a great deal of instruction. Some patience was needed to start the Simplex initially on the preview day, but like the Mercer, the reward was in hearing it run and seeing it drive. This car is without doubt unrepeatable, thus the price, exceeding Bonhams’ high estimate, is justified. #240-1930 CADILLAC 452A V16 roadster. S/N 7952. Eng. # 701056. Dark green metallic & light green metallic/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 17,464 miles. The auction-catalog cover car. Spectacular restoration of a car that represents a pinnacle of American automotive engineering and craftsmanship. Ready for concours competition anywhere in the world. Original chassis, engine and body. Only potential quibble might be with the character of the gorgeous two-tone metallic green finish. Metallic paint was just beginning to be available in the early 1930s, but I’ll speculate this paint perhaps has too much metalflake in it to constitute a truly authentic 1930s look. A magnificent motorcar nonetheless. Beautiful mother-of-pearl-look dash is particularly impressive. Cond: 1. TOP 10 No. 9 the fact that it had been raced subsequent to the 1999 season by others in Europe certainly would suggest the car had been restored. Presented in the livery of (Paul) Newman/Haas Racing. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $56,000. Raced at the tail end of what many consider CART’s heyday. The organization was fresh off an IPO. Recognizable American names and superstars of foreign origin filled out the driver rosters. There were multiple chassis and engine brands. The cars were super high-tech and super expensive, especially when compared with the entries in the competing IRL series. The Swift had a sophisticated carbon-fiber chassis, expensive transmission and engine that, unprotected, could rev to more than 16,000 rpm. This car was raced by a legendary name. Undoubtedly there is value here and it was reasonably bought, but the cost of running the car prevents it from being an optimal track-day weapon. © June 2019 145


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Russo and Steele Amelia Island, FL Russo and Steele — Amelia Island 2019 First-time island sale is topped by a $665,600 1961 Ferrari 250 GT coupe Company Russo and Steele Date March 7–8, 2019 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneers Mike Shackleton, James Pendleton Automotive lots sold/offered 38/137 Sales rate 28% Sales total $3,505,108 High sale 1961 Ferrari 250 GT PF coupe, sold at $665,600 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices The SCM Pocket Price Guide median book value was spot-on — 1961 Ferrari 250 GT PF coupe, sold at $665,600 Report and photos by Brett Hatfield Market opinions in italics D oing new things often means learning new rules, figuring out how things are supposed to wor and what limitations this new activ hold. Putting on a collector-car auction, espe that has the selection, style, polish, and cach and Steele, is a massive undertaking: permits organization, logistics and a million other h most of us never even consider. With this in m Alcazar and company’s recent foray into Amelia Island was a brave and bold undertaking indeed. Staged on a runway at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, the Amelia Island, FL arch 7–8 sale marked the inaugural event for the Russo and Steele Collector Car Auction on Amelia Island, FL. The sale boasted a pair of glorious black-over-red bookends: a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso and a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. The rest of the offerings were European-heavy, with numerous rare and rarely seen Ferraris, Porsches, Mercedes, Lamborghinis, and DeTomasos present. A 1960 Ferrari PF coupe topped the sales list at $665,600. Two of the better buys here were a 2001 BMW Z8 at $140,350, and an L-series 246 GT Dino that went for $275,100. Add in a good dose of American muscle that is the Steele half of the sale’s name, and you have a spectacular field of eye candy. Although sales of the 137 lots on offer saw a sell-through rate of only 28%, yielding $3,505,108 inclusive of fees, Mr. Alcazar considered the event a success. “It was a ton of work for everybody, and everyone did an amazing job,” Alcazar said on Friday morning. He considered this first run here to be attendees’ introduction to his auction and its incredible offerings. Auctioneers Mike Shackelton and James Pendleton kicked off the sale Thursday afternoon, after a preview day Wednesday. Russo’s trademark auction-in-the-round sale arena played host to the gleaming lots on offer, as well as a few car-world luminaries. Spotted at the sale were Peter Klutt of Legendary Motorcar, as well as YouTube car stars Tyler Hoover and Freddy “Tavarish” Hernandez. Weather cooperated, as the temperatures for the three days of the sale were in the 1958 Triumph TR3A roadster, sold at $38,500 146 upper 60s to mid-70s, with sunshine casting its warmth over the sale field. This was an event to savor, as the next Russo and Steele sale isn’t until Monterey Car Week in August. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #7118-1947 ARMSTRONG SIDDELEY HURRICANE convertible. S/N 852161440. Mint green/tan cloth/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 51,996 miles. An older refinish that shows ample flaws upon close inspection. Chrome shows light patina, pitting. Windshield has begun to delaminate. Dark blue carpets appear better than the rest of the interior. Leather bench seat shows creasing; door panels have an arc describing the circumference of the window crank. Wood dash is in decent nick. White steering wheel has multiple cracks. Tan cloth convertible top is quite presentable. Cond: 3-. their stride yet. As the sale price here was north of book value, that may be happening as we watch. #7069-1966 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 4.2 convertible. S/N 1E13061. Signal Red/ black cloth/red leather. Odo: 1,992 miles. Claimed to have a judged score of 999.4 points; lacking any other details. Signal Red paint done wonderfully. Chrome is all mirror bright. Stainless needs nothing, presents beautifully. Chrome wire wheels are shiny and clean, wrapped in Redline radials. Black cloth soft top looks recent, and is well fitted. Red leather seats are handsome, without wear of any kind. Only a wood Nardi steering wheel and a dated aftermarket cassette player detract from the interior. Engine bay as spotless as the rest of the car. Cond: 2+. tor-car miracle when bidding stopped at $900k. At least that’s how it seemed on the block. Reported post-sale at this high bid without selling. Not sure where it fell apart, but this bid surely must have been close to getting a deal done. #7053-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SL convertible. S/N 11304312001659. Silver metallic/black cloth, silver hard top/black leather. Odo: 97,415 miles. The subject of recent light restoration. Fresh repaint in Mercedes Silver Metallic presents well. Chrome bumpers appear to have been recently replated. Chrome trim on hard top shows pitting, patina. Stainless around windshield is nicely polished. Glass is clear, without defects. Black leather shows as-new, with no wear and only minor creasing present. Gauges are clear, but bezels have light pitting. Shifter surround also shows patina. Wood is in better-than-average condition, without the normal cracks and crazing. Numerous heel scuffs at driver’s door sill. Engine bay is clean, correct. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,518. The only Hurricane I’ve seen at auction, this example looked like it was ready for a refresh. None of the finishes had let go completely, but most of them were on the way. With only 2,606 Hurricanes built over the 1945–49 production run, you’re sure to be the only example at your local Cars & Coffee. Last offered at Leake’s 2017 Tulsa sale, where it didn’t sell for a high bid of $29k (SCM# 6840177). Price paid here was on the high side, but how many of them can there be left on this side of the pond? #7105-1958 TRIUMPH TR3A roadster. S/N TS52429L. Black/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 61,845 miles. Recent black repaint has very good prep and application, with little orange peel to be found. Chrome bumperettes look to have been recently refinished. Painted wire wheels have chrome spinners that show light patina. Attractive interior has been recently restored, with red seats piped in white and red-and-black dash. Engine compartment has some water spots and light dust but is largely correct. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $162,250. While I was taking pictures of this car, I overheard the owner say he thought the car was worth $200k. Median book value is $148,500, and this one was certainly better than a middle-of-the-road example, but I’m not sure he will reach that kind of number anytime soon. GERMAN #7067-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 5500828. Black/red leather. Odo: 18,678 miles. One of 311 built in 1956. Steel body was originally Graphite Gray, now sports a high-quality repaint in Schwarz Black. Slight waviness present on the hood only caught in the right light with the hood raised. Red leather interior presents as-new, with the exception of a Nardi wood-rim steering wheel. Engine bay is nearly spotless, very correct. Original wheels wearing Michelin radial rubber. Long-term ownership and heavy documentation round out the package. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $93,500. Median value for these SLs is $58,500. This example had a mechanical and cosmetic freshening in the past couple of years, but a number of smaller items were either overlooked, ignored or didn’t calculate in the budget. Despite this, the high bid was well above book, and the seller should have let this one go. #7052-1970 VOLKSWAGEN KAR- MANN GHIA convertible. S/N 1402668361. Bahia Red/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 98,967 miles. Shiny paint presents decently enough from a few paces, but closer inspection reveals some hazy spots and swirl. Signs of bubbling beneath the paint are present at the base of the A-pillars. The single-piece nose is as intended from the factory, a bonus as this is difficult to repair if damaged. Newer black cloth soft top is pretty, but not fitted particularly well. Driver’s side seat-back release bezel has pulled inside the seat, leaving a torn look around the lever. Black vinyl shows minimal wear, but could be cleaner. Tartan luggage set resides on the rear parcel tray. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $38,500. Riding the crest of a moderate uptick in prices (11%), median value on these is $33,500. The quality of the restoration here was favorable, decidedly better than middle of the road. With other British marque values having outpaced these TR3s, they may find 148 NOT SOLD AT $1,250,000. With the median value for steel-bodied 300SL Gullwings at $1.32 million, finding one in this condition in the upper-six-figure range constitutes a collec- NOT SOLD AT $12,100. Styling for the KarSports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Amelia Island, FL mann Ghia was lifted from the Virgil Exner/ Carrozzeria Ghia-designed 1952 Chrysler D’Elegance show car, with bodywork by German coachbuilder Karmann. This ragtop was a cute little car, and an increasingly rare one. Finishes were not perfect, but likely ideal for an entry-level collector. Median book value was still several thousand dollars higher than top bid, so the seller was wise to hold out for a better offer. #7056-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412013778. Signal Red/black cloth, red hard top/black leather. Odo: 79,323 miles. Fresh restoration performed by Tony Labella Classic Cars shows beautifully. Originally dark red, now Signal Red, done to a high standard. Light patina present on chrome door rub-strip. Wheel covers have been repainted. Black Pasubio leather interior is lovely, showing no sign of wear. Wood trim at the dash shows some cracking where it meets the windshield. Engine bay is clean and correct, presents nicely. Cond: 2. but the CarQuest oil filter is a bit disconcerting. Marine Blue leather seats show ample creasing, but little wear is noted. Dashpad is free from cracks, carpets show slight fading. Steering-wheel leather shows minor wear. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $79,750. Although the overall appearance was good, and the miles shown on the clock were fairly low, the cheap-o fix on the intercooler seal and the low-buck oil filter gave me pause. Searching the Internet revealed the seal is readily available under $200. These Turbos aren’t the type of car you want to cut corners on when doing maintenance. It looked as though someone had tried to prep it for sale with minimal dollars spent. That sort of approach would make me question what other fixes might have been done on the cheap. Though prices on these have been softening somewhat, book value is still just north of $100k. Perhaps I wasn’t the only one who was taken aback by the budget repairs. #7012-1989 PORSCHE 911 Speedster. NOT SOLD AT $132,000. Last seen at the March 2016 Gooding Amelia Island sale, where it changed hands for $115,500 (SCM# 6799061). The investment given at the last sale, and the obvious money spent on the refresh, along with a market that has softened over the past couple of years, dictated the owner either hold out for more, or resolve to take a considerable hit. The owner chose the former. #7082-1987 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WP0JB0937HS050700. Diamond Blue Metallic/Marine Blue leather. Odo: 57,377 miles. Attractive metallic paint is shiny but shows deep nicks on the hood and above the driver’s side door handle. Original Fuchs wheels are in good condition, free from curb rash or damage. The rubber seal around the intercooler has split at the corners, a common occurrence on these models. An attempt to reseal the corners with some kind of silicone has failed, and the boot is split at all four corners. The remainder of the engine bay is clean, S/N WP0EB0915KS173113. Guards Red/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 19,241 miles. Shiny paint has some light nicks on the passenger’s door, and some of those have been touched up with an off-color red. There are some noticeable fingernail scratches in door handle cut-outs that could easily be polished out. Shoulder-belt guides have dried and cracked. Original Fuchs wheels are in excellent condition, with none of the fading typically found. The interior leather is very good, with little sign of wear. Cond: 2. much effort. Guards Red always looks good on 911s, and even though I am not a fan of convertibles with black interiors, the combo worked well here. Considering SCM Pocket Price Guide puts median value at $62,500, someone grabbed a great deal. Well bought. BEST BUY #7126-2001 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N WBAEJ13441AH60905. Jet Black/black vinyl, black hard top/red & black leather. Odo: 6,100 miles. Claimed to have never seen inclement weather, the Jet Black paint on this Z8 retains its factory gloss. Red and black leather interior is beautiful, with only minor wrinkling present on the seat bolsters. Heel scuffs on the door sills are plentiful, however. Black leather dash is wrinkling beneath the windshield, presumably caused by convective heat. Wheels are free from curb damage. Comes with both hard and soft tops. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $181,600. Last seen in August 2018 at the Russo and Steele Monterey sale, where it sold for $181,500 (SCM# 6877418). Only 2,065 Speedsters were produced in 1989, two of which were on offer at this auction. The flaws observed on this example were minor, and would require little effort to correct. These small niggles kept the winning bid well below the $210k median book value, and gave someone a bargain of a Speedster. #7011-1990 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 4 convertible. S/N WP0CB2965LS470415. Guards Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 71,095 miles. Paint shows light hazy spots, water spots, a bit of buffer swirl, and some light road rash on the front. Panel gaps are typical of German excellence. Glass seems to have escaped the road rash. Engine bay is nicely squared away. Driver’s seat bolster shows wear from entry/exit, and some minor creasing. Steering-wheel leather shows little wear. Black cloth top is down. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $50,150. This was a very nice driver that could have been improved with not 150 SOLD AT $140,350. What a bargain! With median value at just under $200k, this may have been the steal of the sale. I’m certain removing the dash to re-affix the leather will not be inexpensive, but I would be willing to bet it’s substantially less than $60k. Very well bought, indeed. So well that just a few weeks after this sale, this car sold for $42k more on Bring a Trailer. ITALIAN #7023-1961 FERRARI 250 GT PF coupe. S/N 1659GT. Cassa Grigio Argento/ black leather. Odo: 35,056 miles. Silver Pininfarina coupe appears to have a fresh repaint done to a high standard with good prep and execution. Minor flaws included slight lumpiness at the lower window trim edge on the B-pillar and a tiny blemish on the upper door sill trim. Chrome and stainless look fresh. Borrani wire wheels are in very good condition. Black leather interior shows very light creasing, but no real wear is present. Engine compartment is tidy and correct in appearance. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $665,600. Last seen at the August 2017 Russo Monterey sale, Sports Car Market


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On the Radar A whole new crop of world cars is now legal to import into the United States. If you’re not familiar with the rules, you can find info at www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import. by Jeff Zurschmeide 1994 Aston Martin DB7 Russo and Steele Amelia Island, FL Pros: This Aston was not formally imported to the U.S. until 1997. Even with the base supercharged 6-cylinder engine, the Aston yields a healthy 335 hp and a 5.7-second 0–60 mph time, with 165-mph top speed. Original MSRP started at $140k when it was finally brought over to America. Cons: Based on the aging Jaguar XJS platform, this could be just a more-expensive version of the lackluster XK. With 7,000 made, no one would call a DB7 rare. Price range: $20k–$40k, plus import costs. 1994 Alfa Romeo 916 GTV where it failed to find new ownership for $430k (SCM# 6846418). It has since been treated to a high-quality repaint and freshening. Previously, it showed signs of having been driven and enjoyed, but the care it had received subsequently was impressive. The SCM median book value was spot-on for this muchbetter-than-average PF coupe. Well bought. #7037-1963 FERRARI 250 GT/L Lusso coupe. S/N 5003. Nero/red leather. Odo: 83,858 miles. Beautifully restored, multiple Concours winner, Ferrari Classiche certification, owned by Adam Levine of Maroon 5. Full documentation from new. Nero paint looks elbow deep. Borrani wires are brilliant. Red leather interior is sumptuous. All chrome appears new. Engine bay is spotless. Accompanied by a binder full of restoration pics covered in quilted leather and true Ferrari emblems to match the car. The stuff of Ferrari dreams. Cond: 1-. been used. Someone had decided not to treat it as a Pininfarina-designed Fabergé egg, but had taken it out, driven it and enjoyed it. Although condition had kept the high bid well below the pre-auction estimate of $190k– $230k, it had all the character of a life well lived. Easy to love it all the more. #7078-1970 FERRARI 246 GT DINO L coupe. S/N 00814. Rosso Corsa/Nero leather. Odo: 40,741 miles. Lightweight variant with alloy doors and lids. Cromodora wheels have been poorly refinished, with lumpy paint chipping at the edges. Shiny red paint is in good nick, showing only slight buffer swirl. Chrome bumpers appear to have been redone, but there is some light patina on the chrome trim around the windows. Doors open and close with ease. Nero black leather shows wear on the driver’s seat at the outside bolster piping, with the balance of the interior appearing fresh. Cond: 2. BEST BUY Pros: This year the 916 GTV comes of age. Jeremy Clarkson called the 916 GTV the best sports car of its day. Engine options ranged from 142 horsepower in the 1.8-liter 4-cylinder to 237 horsepower in the later 3.2-liter V6 — the fastest road-going Alfa of its era. Cons: Very few downsides except parts availability and the usual trials of aging Italian sports cars. Price range: $5k–$15k, plus import costs. 1994 Audi RS2 Avant NOT SOLD AT $1,980,000. Pre-sale estimate was $2.1m–$2.3m. The high bid here was top money for the car, but this example was one of the best around. Not sure if celebrity ownership should drive the price any higher. The quality here was second to none, surely justifying a premium. Look for this one to show up at auction again. #7079-1964 FERRARI 330 GT Series I Pros: Audi’s first hot rod wagon. Only a few ever left Europe. 2.2-liter turbo 5-cylinder engine makes 311 hp. The RS2 boasts a 0–60 mph time of 4.8 seconds, and a top speed of 163 mph. Assembled by Porsche in Zuffenhausen, this car has an intense following around the world. Cons: Virtually none, except the challenge of finding and purchasing one of the 2,891 examples. Price range: $50k–$60k, plus import costs. ♦ 152 2+2 coupe. S/N 5555. Silver/Nero leather. Odo: 18,990 miles. Imported to the U.S. in the 1960s after being delivered new in Italy, this Series I 330 wears its original faded, worn factory finish. Chrome bumpers show little wear, but the balance of the exterior brightwork has patina to spare. Nicked chrome Borrani wheels have a hazy finish, are shod in cheap radials, and the knockoff spinners are beaten and rusted. Original windshield is beginning to delaminate at the edges, but still wears a 1981 Walter Mitty Challenge sticker in the passenger’s side lower corner. Black leather has a hole on the driver’s side seat bolster, and the piping has been worn through. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $170,500. Last seen at the Auburn, IN, RM Auctions’ sale in August 2018, where it sold for $189,750 (SCM# 6878859). The best thing about this Ferrari was it had served its purpose—it had SOLD AT $275,100. Although Ferrari prices have been softening since their 2016 peak, they had not gone so far south as to snag a lovely little 246 Dino at a sub-$275k high bid. At least that’s what I thought when this died at $260k on the block, but apparently a deal was put together afterwards. This copy had some minor flaws, but was certainly deserving of more. Very well bought. #7127-1972 DETOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNMY04628. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 25,053 miles. Yellow repaint appears to have been well applied. No signs of nicks or chips marring the finish. Original interior is wearing well, with only drying leather on the steering wheel and a bit of light fading to indicate true age. Panel gaps are consistent, glass is clear. Engine bay has been repainted in the body-color yellow instead of the original flat black. Parcel tray is not present. Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Amelia Island, FL Engine bay features the standard Pantera mods: improved cooling fan, “Pantera” script suspension brace. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $66,000. Having languished in the $30k–$50k range for years, these cars have finally come into their own. The rising tide of prices in the 2016 run-up raised almost everything Italian, and the market at large finally discovered the partly hidden secret that was the Pantera. #7108-1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- tona conversion Spyder. S/N 17037. Nero/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 38,572 km. Spyder conversion done on a Daytona coupe. Showing 38,572 km, or just shy of 24,000 miles. Black paint has plenty of buffer swirl, hazy patches, and what appears to be wafflepattern patches left from a car cover. Cracks at corners of openings (doors, hood, trunk). Lots of cracks around rear side-marker lights, and large cracks above driver’s side rear fender arch. Corner lenses are foggy, crazed. Slightly hazy Borrani wires are wrapped in newer Pirelli radials. Black leather interior is dry, hard, sun-baked. Red multi-point harnesses have been fitted. Gauges appear to have some sort of dust or media inside them. Leather upholstery at the driver’s side B-pillar/door is ripped. Top is down, engine bay closed. Cond: 3-. bolster. A cool, low-production Lamborghini that is beginning to succumb to time and entropy. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $90,750. With total production of only 410 units over the course of its eight-year run, the Jalpa was made in far smaller numbers than its more popular stablemate the Countach. The Jalpa was intended to be the more affordable Lambo, but never found the following. Although designed by Bertone, the Jalpa came late to the party, well after the Marcello Gandini-penned Countach had shocked the world. The 3.5-liter V8 never had the impact of the V12. Jalpas have benefited from the recent rise NOT SOLD AT $467,500. A quick Internet search found this Daytona at a dealer with a $499,500 asking price. As this was a conversion, it is not recognized by Ferrari for Classiche certification. Pricing will be closer to that of a coupe. Coupe median value is around $725,000. This one, rough as it was, had a pre-sale estimate of $535k–$595k. Given what a quality repaint and interior refresh would cost, the seller should have given the high bid more consideration. #7092-1987 LAMBORGHINI JALPA coupe. S/N ZA9JB00A3HLA12369. Black/ black leather. Odo: 12,157 km. Shiny black paint from a distance shows water spots, swirls and a handful of small scratches upon closer inspection. Weatherstrip throughout has begun to dry and crack. Chin spoiler has a gap on the sides at attaching points. There are a number of heel scuffs at the door sills. Black leather shows some light creasing, and there is the requisite wear on the driver’s side seat June 2019 153


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Russo and Steele Amelia Island, FL in prices for all things mid-engine and Italian, but have not experienced the meteoric inflation of the Countach or 512 BB. This example, showing just 12,157 km (7,554 miles) bid to just a bit higher than median value. Given that it is beginning to have expensive age-related needs, the owner should have let this one go. AMERICAN #7081-1955 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N VE55S001104. Polo White/tan canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 314 miles. 265-ci 195hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. This first-year V8 Corvette has had a nut-and-bolt restoration resulting in a National Corvette Restorers Society Top Flight certification. Paint is shiny, chrome bumpers are as-new. Stainless trim has been polished. Tan canvas soft top is fresh, as is the red vinyl interior. Engine bay is clean and correct, with the littlest bit of discoloration on the intake manifold (this happens with even the slightest bit of use). Cond: 2+. vinyl. Odo: 1,381 miles. Somewhat fresh “Alan Green Green” metallic paint presents well, with minimal orange peel. Lettering and gumball look recent. The front passenger’s side fender apex has a couple of small fracture lines, not uncommon on a car with bodywork so thin. Racing mags have a brilliantly polished lip and are shod in Goodyear Billboard race rubber. Plexiglass windows are in decent condition. Interior is typically spartan for a dedicated racer. Cond: 2-. V8, 6-sp. A revamped cold-air intake and freer-flowing exhaust helped stuff 40 more ponies into the GT500 to create the KR version. Add in a 3.73 rear gear to replace the standard 500’s 3.31, and 0–60 times were right at four seconds. Thicker anti-roll bars, stiffer springs, shocks and a front-strut tower brace took care of handling duties. All of this, and some appearance items, got you a hotter Shelby, but with an $80k price tag. Paint, glass, weatherstrip, wheels and tires on this special-edition Mustang are all as-new, as this GT500 KR has covered a scant 1,750 miles. It has clearly been kept in a climate-controlled building. Only thing that indicates this has seen any wear at all is light creasing on driver’s side seat bolster. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $121,000. The price guide shows median value for these earliest V8 Corvettes at $94,500. This caliber of restoration surely deserves a premium, but the high bid was well short of the acme these examples see. #7031-1964 BILL THOMAS CHEETAH coupe. S/N BTC003. Alan Green Green/black NOT SOLD AT $550,000. The Cheetah was Bill Thomas’ answer to the early Shelby Cobras, built with full support of Chevrolet. Intended to fulfill the SCCA homologation requirement of 100 units produced, Chevy’s exit from racing and a fire in the Cheetah shop kept production to just a handful. Of the original 14 or 15 Bill Thomas Cheetahs built, it is rumored only eight survive. This was confirmed in conversation with this example’s owner. Said to be the second of the three Cheetahs ordered new by Alan Green Chevrolet, this one had lived the entirety of its life as a pure racer. Given the rarity and the condition of this example, the high bid should have been closer to the $640k–$710k pre-sale estimate. #7093-2008 SHELBY GT500 KR coupe. S/N 1ZVHT88S285197439. Vista Blue/black leather. Odo: 1,750 miles. 5.4-L supercharged NOT SOLD AT $52,250. Miles or no miles, for new cars, depreciation marches on, with very few exceptions. A quick Internet search found a handful of these with similar miles close to the high bid price. Recouping much more will likely take a long wait. The seller may have missed the window. #7034-2015 SHELBY GT350 coupe. S/N 1FA6P8JZXF5520113. Shadow Black/black leather & suede. Odo: 41 miles. 5.2-L fuelinjected V8, 6-sp. Glossy Shadow Black over black leather and suede interior with black wheels makes this look like Darth Vader’s own Shelby. Still wrapped in all the pre-delivery plastics, with no marks, damage or signs of wear anywhere. Essentially a new 2015 GT350. One of two the owner had at this sale. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $63,250. New sticker on this one was a bit over $57k. A quick Internet search turned up a handful of 2015 GT350s with fewer than 1,000 miles that could be had below sticker price. If the seller had only given sticker, he could have gotten most of it back. However, if he was looking to recoup a premium paid when the car was new, a long wait may be in store. © 154 Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. Silverstone Auctions — Race Retro 2019 A beautifully prepared Mk II Escort rally car sold for $27,740, half what it would have fetched had it been a 2-door Company Silverstone Auctions Date February 23, 2019 Location Stoneleigh Park, U.K. Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered 52/81 Sales rate 64% Sales total $3,286,463 High sale 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster, sold at $379,607 Buyer’s premium Beautifully built and prepared club rally car — 1980 Ford Escort Mk II racer, sold at $27,740 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.77) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics previously it has handled the competition cars separately in their own sale on Friday. Traditionally, race cars don’t sell well at auction — although Silverstone managed to shift 18 of the 29 offered last year for a sell-through rate of 62%, which dragged the overall rate of 68% of road cars down to 64% combined. This year the combined rate was a little lower, but O that’s not unexpected given the general air of uncertainty in a country that’s being “run” (and I use that term extremely generously) by a bunch of headless chickens, who would struggle to achieve intoxication in a brewery. Old cars provide a welcome distraction, though, and so it was that Silverstone, absent for the weekend of its managing director Nick Whale, who usually introduces the cars from the rostrum, replaced by son Harry, drew the right money on a recently restored Porsche 356A Speedster at $380k, just pipping the 1972 Ferrari Dino, one of only three right-handers finished in Azzurro, which fetched a realistic $350,406. The most surprising sale was of the 1979 Mk I Golf GTi, which kept going and going until it finished at 156 n its eighth visit to the U.K.’s longestrunning historic competition car show, Silverstone lumped all the cars into one sitting on the Saturday, where $35,333 — almost twice its lower pre-sale estimate. So far, the GTi’s nemesis, the Peugeot 205 GTI, has routinely attracted this kind of money if in pristine condition, but this is the first time the original hot hatch — here in its aslaunched 1.6-liter form — has matched it. This might bring more out of the woodwork, so we’ll have to wait until the next time one pitches up for auction to see if this is a blip. See the “Market Moment” on p. 95. Among the competition cars, a slightly battle-scarred but Stoneleigh Park, U.K. very sorted and strong 1964 Ford Falcon FIA racer went to the Netherlands at an on-the-money $80,301 (there’s a tidier but probably not-quite-as-quick example currently for sale privately in the U.K. for £75k/$97k), while a mechanically similar 1996 Mustang fastback also Sales Totals with a Historic Technical Passport good until 2021 was $55,481. Some of the better deals came from this group, too. A very well-sorted 1967 Sunbeam Alpine was a bargain entry into historic motorsport for someone for $18,980. A beautifully prepared Mk II Escort rally car sold for $27,740, probably half what it would have fetched had it been a 2-door, and a 1993 Impreza rally car, originally built by Prodrive as a reconnaissance car, looked a super value at $29,220. It’s a shame the 1969 AMC Javelin, looking fabulous as a Mark Donohue tribute, did not find a buyer against a $32k lower estimate. ♦ $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. ENGLISH #368-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 drophead coupe. S/N 677238. Green/black cloth/dark green leather. RHD. Odo: 17,051 miles. Restored early 2000s and converted from L to RHD, bonnet louvers added at the same time. Really straight, with good door fit, nice paint, hood chrome and only lightly pitted rear light plinths. Front bumpers don’t quite sit level, but that’s common. Inside, excellent timber and lightly worn leather. With seat belts. Cond: 2. later declared sold at £33k, which is pretty a good value for a 970 or 1071S. Last in SCM Platinum Auction Database when it was offered but not sold at Silverstone’s Autosport International sale in January 2019, with an estimate of £40k–£50k ($51k–$64k) (SCM# 6897837)—and I’m sure the company has offered it before. #330-1964 MORRIS MINI Cooper S SOLD AT $90,522. Supplied new to Texas. Hammered £8k ($10k) behind the lower estimate, almost matching that figure once you add the buyer’s premium, making it look a very decent buy. Left-to-right conversion shouldn’t have hurt the value, although adding the louvers might have, slightly. #325-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE Sebring replica coupe. S/N AN524345. Midnight Blue/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 226 miles. Nicely made Sebring replica, the last one produced by the late Brian Archer, around 2006. Fiberglass and paint all very presentable. Close-ratio box, disc brakes, one seat, MotoLita wheel. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $49,641. Built into a racer in 2009 specifially for the St. Mary’s Trophy race at Goodwood, which was all-Mini that year in honor of the car’s 50th birthday, to be driven by Bobby Rahal. Sold at the right money— around the price of a very nice stock Cooper or a little less, and inevitably less than it would cost to build again. The owner has had his fun out of it, so fair both ways. SOLD AT $30,661. Before being made into a Sebring, had been used for rallying; afterwards was used for hillclimbing and in 2010 won the Phil Meek Trophy. Not competed since 2013 after the engine was refreshed. Sold slightly over high estimate—at less money than a nice standard Frogeye—but, as ever, much less than it would cost to build again. #320-1964 AUSTIN MINI Cooper 970S 2-dr sedan. S/N CA2S7549862. Blue/gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 36,540 miles. Rarest of the Mk I Coopers in very good restored condition. Clean and sharp with good floors and sills. New repro interior in correct colors, but leather rather than vinyl. Negative-adjustable rear subframe. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $42,827. Passed at £30k ($39k), which was a bit light against a £36–42k ($47k–$55k) estimate; 158 #369-1964 ELVA MK VII S racer. S/N 70PS024. Blue/black suede. RHD. Successful historic racer, good all around, fiberglass in good shape and paint is even. BMW engine by Laranca Engineering with 12 hours. FIA papers to end 2026. Cond: 3+. racer. S/N KA2S4488687. Red & white/black velour. RHD. Odo: 71,252 miles. Originally a 1071S, now an FIA-spec racer with 1,293-cc Swiftune engine. Still clean and sharp. Negative camber adjustment on rear. Two seats, and lots of scrutineering stickers inside—last one being 2016 Prescott. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $39,421. Or £30,375. In the vendor’s hands for three years since he bought it at this sale in 2016 (SCM# 6799035) for $39,317 (when that was a pre-Brexit £28,130), with 3,111 km but not raced. Sold fair, at a mid-estimate sum-of-its-parts price, and seller has lost out only a little once fees and premiums are taken into account. #351-1967 SUNBEAM ALPINE racer. S/N B395013607HRO. Green/green fiberglass/ black velour. RHD. Odo: 65,270 miles. Well-known and highly developed racer with hard top. At one point a 2-liter, now with recently refreshed Coltec Racing 1,725-cc Holbay and Fiat 5-speed gearbox. In-date seat, harness and fire system. Cond: 3+. #309-1966 MORRIS MINI Cooper Mk I racer. S/N KA2S4896682. Black. Odo: 3,201 km. A 998 Cooper built into an FIA S-spec racer with 1,293-cc motor. Tidy. Said to be a two-time class winner in the European FIA Historic Touring Car Championship; since then only raced once, at the 2013 Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix. Current FIA HTP. Two seats. Belgian title. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,980. Has been in Intermarque, AMOC series, now with Classic Car Racing Club vehicle ID. Sold for only £13k ($17k) bid, which was £2k ($2,500) under the lower estimate. A very cheap way to get into historic racing. #364-1969 MGC GTS racer. S/N GCD169396. Green/black cloth. RHD. Odo: 2,288 miles. Works replica racer. Was red as SOLD AT $99,282. Sold just over the high estimate. Not unreasonable for a front-runner and less than a Cooper Monaco. Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. built, still is in engine bay. Very good all around, now acquiring a gentle patina. Discs all around, Rose-jointed suspension with extra radius arms. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $54,021. Built for Colin Pearcy in the ’80s when he owned one of the Works Sebring GTS racers, RMO 599F. Later owned by Gerry Marshall, then Arthur Carter. Last raced in 1990. Hammered £3k ($4k) under the £40k ($52k) lower estimate. Well bought, as the sum of its parts would be much more. #315-1970 FORD ESCORT Mk I Twin- Cam 2-dr sedan. S/N BB49JG10472. White/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 69,664 miles. Late, round-eye Twin Cam, preceding the RS1600. Very original, interior good with redone vinyl. Webasto-type sunroof slightly unfortunate, but it was all the rage in period and should stop it being made into a competition car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $88,683. Passed at £61,500 ($80k) and later declared sold. The right money for condition, and nobody drives these fast enough nowadays to quibble over the lack of triple SUs. #317-1971 LOTUS ELAN Sprint coupe. S/N 7110260379E. Pistachio Green & Cirrus White/black vinyl. RHD. Older (2003) restoration on new chassis fitted 1997. Very good all around, though not as sharp as the recently restored drophead (Lot 311) that came from the same owner. Door fit fairly good, better on left; slightly rushed prep around front wheelarch lips but no big stars or chips in body. Dash and interior vinyl all good, with a few marks in seats. Still with original airbox. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $50,182. Passed at £38k ($49k), later declared sold at £48,667 ($63k), which is the right money. Later corrected to £38,667 ($50,182), which is equivalent to a bid of around £33,600 ($42,835). If that’s correct, this is quite a cheap Twin Cam. #322-1970 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series II 4.2 open two-seater. S/N 1R13341. Red/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 59,314 miles. Federal car converted to Euro spec, including los- ing the side repeaters, though it’s still on twin Strombergs. Good all around with rechromed bumpers. Original perforated leather is lightly creased. New Mohair hood. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,611. Fair price around lower estimate for an older but still very nice resto. Looks as if the owner had put his energies into the next one.... #311-1972 LOTUS ELAN Sprint con- vertible. S/N 72040665G. Red & white/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 99,184 miles. Very well restored in original colors on new Spyder chassis. Panel and door fit very good. Interior excellent, with unworn vinyl and near-perfect dash with no cracks in veneer/lacquer. No cracks in plastic center console. Battery cutoff in trunk a wise addition. Only minus is original airbox (and trunking) is gone, replaced by foam air filters. Still with original bill of sale, the sort of thing that moistens dealers’ gussets. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $58,401. Looks as though it came from the same owner as the Sprint coupe (Lot 317). Non-Lotus chassis won’t hurt the value, as Spyder is an accepted replacement—and I have seen a Lotus specialist reject a restored Elan on the grounds that it had the original chassis, which will now almost certainly be unsafe. Even though this was mid-estimate, this is all the money, but it’s the best model in the most sale-worthy color, and hard to replicate for the sum paid here. #302-1980 FORD ESCORT Mk II racer. S/N GCAFAG113420. Red/black cloth. RHD. Beautifully built and prepared club rally car (starting with a late Mk II base-model shell) using 2.3 Vauxhall red-top twin-cam and 6-speed sequential gearbox. Unusually it’s a 4-door, but don’t worry: All the Prodrive Legacies were too. 15-inch wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,740. Sold mid-estimate for far less than it would have cost to build, at something like half the price had it been a 2-door. Four-doors are supposed to be weaker and heavier, but roll cage keeps it all in shape and opening rear doors makes getting spares and wheels into the back easier, so it’s the thinking man’s choice. A shrewd buy, perhaps. #328-1993 MG RV8 convertible. S/N SARRAWBMBMG000334. Green/black 160 Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. mohair/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 30,038 miles. U.K.-market car (most went to Japan) of good appearance, repainted in 2014. Catalog alludes to “having some panels attended to,” which probably means the usual windscreen frame rust has been sorted. Interior has worn quite well—the soft, ruched leather often becomes grubby and tired-looking very quickly. Dash veneer good. Now with power steering; probably electric. Cond: 3+. vendor bought it at Gooding & Co.’s Pebble Beach auction for a market-correct $379,500. It did slightly better here, even after the RHD conversion, although factoring in the exchange rates means the numbers look the same. #313-1964 PORSCHE 356C road rally coupe. S/N 221391. Silver/black vinyl. Goodorder, SC-spec engine. Roll cage, extinguishers, digital tripmeter, period-looking bucket seats. FIVA papers good until 2022. Original seats and bumpers included. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $55,481. Has sat for nine years, now in need of “recommissioning.” Hammered £2k ($2,500) under the £40k ($52k) lower estimate. Fair money. Standard, unmolested cars are what the market wants now. #353-1994 PORSCHE 968 Club Sport SOLD AT $25,551. Sold in the room for a hammer price of £17,500 ($22,711). The right money. Might retail for a small profit. #367-2012 MCLAREN MP4-12C coupe. S/N SBM11AAD1CW001336. White/black leather. RHD. Odo: 6,000 miles. Almost like a new one, with only minimal use apparent to seats. Freshly serviced. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $90,522. Imported to the U.K. from Arizona in 1989, made into a rally car about 1994. Many events since. Sold just over high estimate, at around the price of a decent stock 356C coupe. #312-1979 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTi Mk I hatchback. S/N 17A0041886. Red/ black & check velour. RHD. Odo: 52,540 miles. Very original and rot-free, with factoryoptional black roof. One owner, recommissioned after 20 years in storage and very smart. Dash plastics all good, seat cloth unworn, still with rear parcel shelf. Original book packs, two keys. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $102,202. Supplied new to Hong Kong, although never registered there. Returned to the U.K. September 2018. Hammered £5k ($6,500) behind the £75k ($97k) lower estimate, which is Ferrari 308/328 money. GERMAN #337-1958 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N 84026. Silver/red leather. Odo: 27,709 miles. Restored with excellent paint, chrome, almost-new leather just going slightly baggy. New carpets. Motor in factory finishes. Converted to right-hand drive by JD Classics in 2015. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $35,333. Sparked a fierce and protracted bidding war. First looked as if it was going to hammer for a mid-estimate £19,200 ($25k), and auctioneer Humbert several times got to “twice,” but it kept going with new bids. Hammer eventually dropped at £24,200 ($31,407), which is mint Peugeot 205 GTI money but so far not seen for a Golf. Well sold, but perhaps a portent of things to come for the original hot hatch. #348-1987 FORD SIERRA RS500 SOLD AT $379,607. Last in Platinum Database August 2015 (SCM# 6786076), when the 162 Cosworth hatchback. S/N WFOEXXGBBEGG38796. White/Raven velour. RHD. Odo: 33,870 miles. Number 439 of 500, in fair order, lots of bling under the bonnet—at one point had a 450-hp race-spec engine, probably a lot tamer now. Still has number stamps on front wings...under lots of paint. Driver’s seat Sports Car Market Lux coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ96ZRS815295. Riviera Blue/black cloth. RHD. Odo: 107,000 miles. One of 306 U.K. right-hand-drive Club Sports with Lux option, which means electric seats, sunroof and windows, and rear seat; sold in the U.K. as 968 Sports. Tidy and well kept—seat cloth slightly marked on driver’s side and door cards a bit wavy. Full service history (belts and tensioners done less than 1,000 miles ago), books, tools, two keys, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and a nicely appropriate registration number, too. Cond: 3+. lightly baggy, harnesses, white dials, wheels corroded. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,201. Sold online for £20k ($26k) bid. These never got past the mid-£20ks in the U.K., and this one looks cheap, especially compared with a similar-condition andmileage E30 M3. Well bought. #358-1995 FORD ESCORT RS Cosworth Lux hatchback. S/N WFOBXXGKABSU92321. Auralis Blue/gray & black hexagon cloth. RHD. Odo: 50,965 miles. Sierra Cossie replacement using same mechanicals and faux-Escort body. Clean and tidy, fresh and, unusually, cloth trim in a Lux,


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. which is hardly worn. Was B4 RLU when it appeared on the cover of Factory Original RS Cosworths. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,698. Former concours winner. Passed at £35,500 ($46,104), but later declared sold at £42,917 ($55,698), which is just about market-correct. The other Escort RS Cosworth in the sale, a 1996 Lux with leather and just 838 miles, failed to sell at £74k ($96k). #327-1996 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZTS371615. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 62,354 miles. Triple black with Sports seats. Repainted in 2016; wheel centers painted, too. Full service history, books and CoA. Cond: 2-. aluminum interior furniture and top tinted screen. With books, tools and full service history. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $68,351. One owner from new. From a low point of about £40k ($52k; yes, SCM paid under that for the black one five years ago as they are worth a bit less in the U.S.) these are climbing. Originally passed at £50k ($65k), but owner must have taken a more realistic view and it was later shown as sold. Top money, but it must be one of the nicest, and it’s a manual, which matters more in Europe than in the U.S. being unloved and cheap (partly because repair costs could easily outweigh the value) these have started to climb, perhaps on the back of the periodic rise (and occasional fall) of the earlier E9 CSL. Appeared passed on the day, later declared sold. Still less money than that Golf GTi Mk I. #350-2001 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99Z2S680302. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 13,194 miles. Good all around with low mileage. Seat leather not yet worn shiny. Wheels unscuffed, no marks or scrapes in headlights. Supplied with electric sports seats, sunroof, Becker CD radio, SOLD AT $124,102. Sold in the room, with more left in it for retail. So a good deal at that. #307-1996 BMW 840i coupe. S/N WBAEF82020CC66232. Red/dark gray leather. RHD. Odo: 43,353 miles. Good all around with decent paint. Dash plastics all good, seat leather only lightly creased. Very clean and tidy under hood. Larger wheels fitted, which are unscuffed, but originals come with car. Full service history, handbooks, spare key. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $20,819. Registered new in Guernsey, Channel Islands, came to the U.K. at the end of 2016. After years of #308-2008 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99Z85791481. White/ black velour. RHD. Odo: 8,090 miles. Last with the Mezger engine. Good all around, said to be one of six RHD in white. Ordered without decals, plus Sport Chrono Pack (639), Safety Cage in black (595), Schroth harness driver (807), Carbon Package (EZA), Extended Carbon Package (EZB), Bi-Xenon lighting system (P74), carbon door entry guards (X69), carbon rear center console (XMJ), sill covers painted (XAJ), carbon dashboard trim (XGB), and battery-disconnect switch (199). Full service history, with last service done two months before the sale. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $137,891. Modern Porsches are something that Silverstone boss Nick Whale understands well, and the catalog described this as “possibly the ultimate 911 experience.” Passed at £88k ($114k), then later declared sold at £106,250, a little behind the lower estimate. ITALIAN #329-1971 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N 03048. Azzurro/black leather. RHD. Odo: 51,798 miles. Tidy, in a rare color (only a handful of right-handers in blue)—although paint is quite thick, last done in 1991. Door fit a little off, rear lid lines up quite 164 Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. well. Good chrome. Some rear deck paint within rear window a bit rough. New leather; mouse-fur dash top looks fresh, too. Classiche certified, and with original jack, tools and books. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $350,406. Sold in the room for a hammer price of £240k ($311k). The right money in today’s market. Last in SCM database from Bonhams’ September 2014 Goodwood sale, when it sold for $329,687 (SCM # 6711610) with 51,306 miles, which we felt was quite cheap for a Dino but right for condition. #343-1999 FERRARI F355 coupe. S/N ZFFXR41C000114419. Red/Crema leather. RHD. Odo: 4,985 miles. Very well kept and unscuffed, with under 5,000 miles. Leather still clean and unworn. Red calipers. Cond: 2-. race seats (large) and Driving Zone, leather headlining, stick-on Scuderia wing shields. Clean and tidy, full service history, last stamp 150 miles ago. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $150,383. One of 100 RHD examples with manual shift. Hammered just over the bottom estimate of £100k ($130k), which means it’s still more than an F355 and F360, with some way to fall yet. JAPANESE #326-1993 SUBARU IMPREZA STi rally racer. S/N GC8010982. Blue/black velour. RHD. Rally-prepped Scooby, formerly owned by Prodrive and used as a recce car (when white). Tidy order, may have been reshelled at some stage. Less extreme than full-on rally cars, retaining mouse-fur dash and stock-looking instruments, though still 300-plus bhp as per Group A regs. Motor rebuilt 70 stage miles ago by Graham Sweet, who built the original unit at Prodrive. MSA Passport. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,254. Came to the U.K. in 1959, bought in 2008 from the Peter Agg Collection. Passed on the day at £17k ($22k), but later declared sold at £21,000, which is fair. #334-1964 FORD FALCON Sprint FIA racer. S/N 4K17U137076. White/black cloth. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Splendidly ripply and battered old warhorse, although mechanically up to snuff, with fairly fresh Mass 289 and alloy-case T10. Massive welded-in roll cage. Both rear wings are a bit wavy and nothing quite lines up. With FIA papers and ready to go. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $116,802. Included to see where F355s are at the moment, and they’ve climbed from lows of £55k ($70k), overtaking the F360, which has just about bottomed out, on the way. Hammered £5k ($6,500) below the low estimate to arrive at a mid-estimate figure, although F1 is the most sought-after model, here in the most retail-friendly color combination. #354-2005 FERRARI F430 coupe. S/N ZFFEZ58C000142089. Red/Crema leather. RHD. Odo: 19,885 miles. Silverstone didn’t have an F360 to compare the F355 to, but it did have one of its replacement. Good all around with no scuffs or scrapes. Carbon-fiber SOLD AT $29,201. Just to show how little a ready-prepped, non-historic car can be bought for (about a quarter of the price of a used Group 4 Mk II Escort)—and well worth having for that beautiful fabrication, which could not be replicated for the price paid. Although it’s mildly scary that’s it’s now 25 years old and should qualify as a classic in its own right. AMERICAN #303-1942 WILLYS MB utility. S/N 138239. Green/khaki canvas/khaki canvas. Odo: 5,559 miles. All Willys, in good order, now with alternator. Still on combat rims with more-modern tires fitted, but going back to T-bars would be easy. Lots of extras including door straps, aerial mount and camo nets. Cond: 3+. “ June 2019 Just to show how little a ready-prepped, nonhistoric car can be bought for and well worth having for that beautiful fabrication, which could not be replicated for the price paid. 1993 Subaru Impreza STi rally racer SOLD AT $80,301. Raced at Goodwood Members’ Meeting, Silverstone Classic and Spa Six Hours in 2017, only testing in 2018. Sold (to new owner in the Netherlands) for the right money—at a similar price to an FIA Mustang, with which it shares all the mechanicals. #316-1966 FORD MUSTANG FIA racer. S/N 6R09C216843. Red/black cloth. A GT350 replica race car, built from a San Jose C-code (2-barrel, 225-hp 289) car using all the right bits including Tim Adams 289. HTP good until 2021. Cond: 3+. ” SOLD AT $55,481. Only one event so far. Being looked at very closely on viewing day by this year’s Pomeroy Trophy winner. Hammered £4k ($5k) under lower estimate of £42k ($55k) and looks a bargain compared with what it would cost to build again. © 165


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report ENGLISH Global Auction Highlights #FR0234-1952 MORRIS MINOR con- vertible. S/N FCE41151905. Green/tan canvas/green vinyl. Odo: 60,009 miles. Rare, early LHD Minor, so likely American or Canadian market from new. Claimed nut-andbolt restoration and looks it. Nicely applied paint. Chrome good and not too shiny. Wellfitted convertible top with clear rear window. Interior all in good order; not sure if all finishes are authentic. Very clean engine compartment with modern 12-volt battery. Newish Cooper radials. Cond: 2. 1975 Volkswagen Super Beetle convertible, sold for $9,975 at McCormick’s, Palm Springs, CA McCORMICK’S Location: Palm Springs, CA Date: February 22–24, 2019 Auctioneers: Frank Bizzarro, Jeff Stokes, Rob Row, Gary Dahler Automotive lots sold/offered: 344/509 Sales rate: 68% Sales total: $6,348,038 High sale: 2018 Airstream Interstate 3500 Lounge EXT motorhome, sold at $128,100 Buyer’s premium: 5%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Carl Bomstead GAA CLASSIC CARS Location: Greensboro, NC Date: February 28–March 2, 2019 Auctioneers: Eli Detweiler, Ben DeBruhl, Ricky Parks, Mike Anderson Automotive lots sold/offered: 516/639 Sales rate: 81% Sales total: $15,072,038 High sale: 1966 Ford Fairlane 500 R-code 2-dr hard top, sold at $283,550 Buyer’s premium: 7%, minimum $700; 8% premium for phone bidders; 10% premium for online bidders, included in sold prices Report and photos by Jeff Trepel, Larry Trepel, Mark Moskowitz SOLD AT $19,980. Somewhat of a fish out of water at this auction, but a rare model. All the work has been done, so a good example to buy if you are building a major Minor collection. Very cute, and looks like great fun to drive on local roads with little traffic. Price seemed to me like a good deal for buyer given the quality of the car. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 02/19. #FR0233-1965 MORRIS MINOR van. S/N MAV5L238435. Dark green/black cloth. Odo: 2,583 miles. Interesting LHD Morris Minor van, now fitted with older Nissan 4-cylinder engine and 5-speed. Engine spec unstated, but it’s a small one—I’ll guess 1,200. Not an unknown swap in Minor-land and allows vehicle to at least pretend to keep up with modern traffic. Otherwise, a somewhat casual but fun restoration featuring abundant orange peel and seats from a late-model car I cannot identify. Certainly more comfortable than the original Morris seats. Modern sun visors and rear-view mirror, too. Ghastly fauxwood paneling on interior door panels. Probable original steering wheel with good patina sets off the modern items. Clean engine compartment. Cond: 3. 1968 Shelby GT500 fastback, sold for $72,760 at GAA, Greensboro, NC 166 SOLD AT $18,190. If the high bidder happens to own a business named “Rolling Retros — Stepping Back in Time,” then the lettering on Sports Car Market


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Roundup the sides of this van will be perfect. If not, hopefully those were removable decals. Otherwise some repainting will be in order. They say that “cute sells,” and this van was overwhelmingly cute. Price seems appropriate if it checks out mechanically. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 02/19. #FR0098-1969 MGC convertible. S/N GCN1U8108G. White/white hard top/black leather. Odo: 42,307 miles. Appears to be a solid, straight MGC, but needs a lot of help. Older paint serviceable; hard top not as good. Gaskets around hard top are terrible. Soft top frame in trunk, condition unknown. Windshield surround painted silver instead of stock chrome. Large gap between raised driver’s side window and hard-top B-pillar must produce fierce wind noise—hopefully can be rectified. Bumpers dirty and tarnished. Inside, driver’s seat needs stuffing. Worn carpet, no headliner on hard top. Dash surprisingly good, but tach is mounted pointing left, so the redline points up like a race car (c’mon guys, it’s an MGC!). Old but reasonably clean engine compartment, with much newer alternator. Cond: 3-. sparkles. Seller states about 32k miles, but with digital odo, I’m unable to confirm. Cond: 1-. children or the family pet. Price paid was in the ballpark for a 2+2 in this condition. I doubt if there is much upward movement in the future, but buyer can use and enjoy without financial loss. Decent buy. McCormick’s, Palm Springs, CA, 02/19. #ST0077-2010 BENTLEY CONTINEN- TAL GTC Speed convertible. S/N SCBDP3ZA7AC64520. White/dark blue cloth/ Magnolia leather. Odo: 34,726 miles. Paint very nice, with no evidence of past bodywork. Inside, the dash, console and the bird’s eye maple wood thereon were just about perfect. The beautiful Mulliner-spec diamond-pleated seats show no cracking; however, there was just slight soiling to most of the leather surfaces in the car. Convertible-top headliner slightly loose and soiled. Outside there are two dime–sized holes in the top on the right side C-pillar area. Hard to know whether these are random or a sign of an underlying problem, but if top replacement is imminent, that will be a very substantial expense. Recent Continental tires on slightly dirty wheels. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,025. The ill-fated 6-cylinder MGC had much more horsepower and torque than the MGB, but it weighed an additional 600 pounds! And the weight of the cast-iron lump was all over the front wheels. The later MGB/GT V8 using the aluminum Buick/Rover V8 was a much better idea. But now MGCs are rare and rather collectible. Despite myriad issues with the hard top, it must be ultra-rare factory accessory, so is worthy of restoration. White with a white hard top, whitewall tires (recent Bridgestones) and wire wheels doesn’t look as bad it sounds, but replacing the tires with blackwalls (or just turning them around?) and painting the hard top black would make the car more dashing. The unknown mechanical condition of this car concerns me, but it has a lot of potential and I think the selling price was appropriate for an end-user buyer. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 02/19. #293-1970 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series II 4.2 2+2 coupe. S/N 1R43828BW. Maroon/ gray leather. Odo: 84,178 miles. One of 5,326 2+2s produced during the Series II run. Horn button missing. Equipped with aftermarket radio. A decent Condition 2 Jaguar. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $49,350. The Series II continued with three models: the coupe and open 2-seater along with the 2+2 offered here. The back seat in the 2+2 would hold two small 168 SOLD AT $92,400. At far less than half price after a few years, this provides a luxury ride without the major hit. Only problem is that it will continue down the slope for a few more years. Still, a real treat to drive. McCormick’s, Palm Springs, CA, 02/19. #ST0085-2017 MCLAREN 570S coupe. S/N SBM13DAA0HW002700. Storm Grey/ black Alacantara. Odo: 7,950 miles. Appears in new condition. Options include carbonceramic brakes with orange calipers, Lux Package interior. Warranty in effect until November 2020. Recent Pirelli P-Zeros, sitting on 19/20-inch factory matte-black wheels. Interior has Nappa/Alcantara seats, surrounded by much carbon fiber and orange seat belts. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $77,500. As Bentleys go, the first-series Continental GTs were relatively high-production cars, and many are coming to market now, as they become too old to be certified pre-owned cars at Bentley dealers. This car is the rare GTC Speed model convertible, with 50 more horsepower, special wheels and other features. Though it could use a deep detailing, this car appeared to be generally well maintained. The rub is the damage to the convertible top. The high bid here was perhaps light, but given the top issues, should have been considered. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 02/19. #251-2011 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GTC Speed convertible. S/N SCBDP3ZA9BCO67551. White/black canvas/cream leather. A spectacular car that had an MSRP of about $260,000. Loaded with luxury—all the creature comforts you would expect. Body and paint so close to showroom-fresh. Interior SOLD AT $160,500. Two owners, cosmetically perfect condition, though I was unable to see CARFAX history. Could have been detailed a bit better for the auction. While 7,950 miles in two years is low for normal cars, in supercar world it’s about average. Exciting just to sit in the beautifully designed interior. Hammered at appropriate price, and in the scheme of things it is remarkable to be able to purchase a car that goes over 200 mph for $160k. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 02/19. FRENCH #270-1972 CITROËN SM coupe. S/N 0059006553. White/tan leather. Odo: 34,412 miles. The Motor Trend Car of the Year in 1972. Equipped with Citromatic transmission. Powered by Maserati V6 motor. Air and radio came as standard equipment. A recent respray that is loaded with orange peel. Interior in decent condition. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. 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Roundup market for what could be reasonably considered a cult car. McCormick’s, Palm Springs, CA, 02/19. GERMAN #FR0232-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210011713. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 10,552 miles. Respray holding up well; good quality, no real flaws. Typical Pagoda body pieces—floor pans, rocker panels, front fenders—all replaced at some point. Euro headlights. Hard top installed, soft top not visible. Most chrome trim fine, a few pieces show some dulling. Interior looks good overall, with some issues. Later aftermarket radio a negative, wood dash trim has incorrect finish and one split piece. Seats appear decent but are painful to sit in, need padding. Rare and valuable Kinder seat in back. Engine compartment clean, but valve cover and other parts incorrectly sprayed light silver. Way too many stickers plastered all over engine bay. No battery hold-down. Wheels have poor paint quality. Correct twopiece covers, but chrome rims have scuffs and center caps have incorrect black centers. Tires fairly new looking. No toolkit, a few non-original wrenches sitting in glovebox. Underbody decent. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Some minor upgrades and detail work needed, but the core elements of this Pagoda—body, paint, interior, engine bay—are all in solid shape. Likely an original Euro model, as it has the long license-plate trim piece in the rear, as well as Euro headlights. Speedometer/odometer are in miles, so may have been brought to U.S. long ago. The manual gearbox and Kinder seat are desirable elements. High bid of $45k is in the ballpark, but consignor must believe it could bring enough somewhere else that it’s worth another try. Agree. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 02/19. #ST0043-1972 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER Westfalia Camper microbus. S/N 2322002667. Orange & white/cream vinyl. Odo: 74,046 miles. Purportedly full body-off restoration recently completed, including new engine, seat covers, interior pieces, door panels, canvas top, windshield, mirrors, taillights, wheel covers, tires and more. Frame appeared fairly fresh from underneath. Fit of doors and rear hatch a bit off. Side-window metal frames have slight corrosion. Aftermarket chrome headlight eyebrows. Original seat belts have some corrosion. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. Much restoration work done and many new parts, but this VW camper bus suffered from mediocre paint quality up close. It was a study in contrasts throughout—nicely done seats but poorly refinished dash; new front step pads but wavy-looking; new window gaskets but sloppy installation. Likely much invested in new parts and work, but the level of restoration may have turned some buyers off. Will make a nice driver for someone, and I thought the high bid of $28k was right on target. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 02/19. #TH0173-1974 PORSCHE 911 Targa. S/N 9114110556. Metallic blue/black vinyl/ black & white leather. Odo: 9 miles. Porsche resto-rod with a GM 350-ci, 355-hp crate motor stuffed in the engine compartment. Flawed condition overall, with older respray showing chips, scratches and swirls. Widebody fenders fitted, but stock front wheels now sit way too far inboard of fender lip. Interior has new seats and white gauge faces, but new dash cover poorly installed, carpets sloppy, electric mirror control missing, and lots of other miscues. Soft top looks tired, has some gaskets that need replacement. Engine compartment has a small radiator tank on one side, and a low-cost overflow tank next to it. Hood propped open by a metal pole that hopefully comes with the car. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. I had much prior interest in seeing this conversion. In person it was certainly disappointing—a bevy of flaws and amateurish work. The nine miles showing on the reset odometer refers only to the presumably fresh motor. Curious to see what it would be like to drive a 911 with a big V8 in the back; it might set new standards for oversteer. But given condition, I suspect there are numerous grim surprises awaiting next owner. Brought to auction by a Virginia dealer who advertised it for $29,500. I believe they should have grabbed the $20k high bid. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 02/19. #295-1975 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE convertible. S/N 1552012184. Red/tan vinyl/tan cloth. Odo: 80,761 miles. First year that fuel injection came standard on the Beetle. Paint is old and tired, and is close to needing a respray. Top has been repaired. Has an attractive custom interior. One of a jillion Beetles imported into the U.S. in 1975. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,975. Not a lot of money, but not a lot of car, either. The perfect starter car for your kid heading off to school. 170 Sports Car Market


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Roundup ITALIAN #ST0115-2002 FERRARI 360 Modena Just check the engine, because if it has been treated as poorly as the exterior, they may have a problem or two. McCormick’s, Palm Springs, CA, 02/19. #31-1975 PORSCHE 914/4 convertible. S/N 4752900966. Scarlet/black vinyl. Odo: 49,746 miles. Mileage believed to be actual, according to car card. Received a recent respray and is in good order. Receipts said to add up to $14k. The removable black top has a few chips here and there. A very solid example. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. Nothing distinguished this high-production Ferrari. While its year of manufacture suggests it would not have cam-variator or frame-cracking issues, it still was a high-mileage car and it did not have the revered manual shift. Its appearance suggested hard use. I thought the bid quite fair. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 02/19. SOLD AT $19,950. The Porsche 914 received a slightly larger motor for 1974–75. They were offered as a coupe or with a removable Targa top as offered here. The 2.0 914 is a bit more desirable and might bring another $7k– $8k over what was realized here. The price paid for this example was about right considering the condition and smaller 1.8-L motor. A fun little starter Porsche. McCormick’s, Palm Springs, CA, 02/19. #247-1981 PORSCHE 911SC coupe. S/N WP0AA0192BS121150. Black/black leather. Odo: 46,715 miles. Air and power windows standard. Electric sunroof and alloy wheels were options. Paint in good order, with some swirls noted. Black leather interior shows minor wear, but nothing to be concerned with. A desirable Porsche. Cond: 2+. #ST0075-2006 FERRARI F430 Spider. S/N ZFFEW59A960149742. Black/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 9,325 miles. Excellent black paint with rare chip on the front. Panel fit is excellent and panels are straight. A few chips in front vent surrounds. Outermost diffuser on the right is heavily chipped; some chips in the left outer diffuser. Electric Daytona seats show wear, creases and dirt. Carpets are excellent. Scuffed console. Engine compartment clean and neat and without leaks. Curb rash on right rear wheel. Black fabric top is excellent. Optional yellow brake calipers and badges. Blackened wheels. “Enhanced” sound system. Cond: 3+. Spider. S/N ZFFYT53A620127366. Silver/ black leather. Odo: 43,137 miles. Offered with little information. Chips on front despite a clear cover. Also chips on both doors. Panels are straight and gaps appropriate. Extensive loss of finish on black metal surfaces at door edge. Rubber seal above door jamb heavily worn. Dashboard leather is wrinkled and cracked. Seats show significant wear and the loss of black finish but no tears. Top not seen. Engine compartment is a bit dirty. Curb rash on right rear wheel. Cond: 3-. JAPANESE #FR0250-1978 HONDA CIVIC CVCC hatchback. S/N SGE4500076. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 83,386 miles. Nice surviving Civic, locally owned since new. At first I assumed it had been repainted, but the more I looked,the more I began to think it was original. If a repaint, very well done; if original, sensationally well preserved. Front bumper pitted, windshield surround dull; remainder of limited brightwork okay or better. Inside, no trace of the rear-view mirror. Seats look good, but driver’s seat needs to be restuffed. Excellent dash; clean headliner and visors; very worn pedals. Clean used-car engine compartment. Can of starting fluid in hatch area reminds us this is a carbureted car but does not engender confidence. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,235. When you ordered a new 1978 Civic CVCC hatchback 5-speed, the factory also supplied a tach, sport steering wheel and woodgrain gearshift knob, rear defogger and houndstooth-pattern cloth and vinyl seats. This car also had several period “additional dealer profit” add-ons such as stripes and a luggage rack. Delightful to see the once-ubiquitous Civic hatchback in very good survivor condition. Will be a hit at Cars & Coffee. A difficult car to value, but this price felt about right, fair to both seller and buyer. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 02/19. SWEDISH #FR0172-1979 VOLVO C202 Laplander utility. S/N 010572. Light gray & dark gray/ black vinyl. Odo: 50,977 km. Much restoration work done. Body in good shape, two-tone flat blue-gray paint looks appropriate. Thin wood strips on sides a bit ragged in spots. Windshield appears to have overspray on it. Interior nicely done, with reupholstered vinyl front and rear seats, no-nonsense headliner, and serious-looking instruments and switches. Off-road tires and wheels in fine shape in SOLD AT $43,575. A reasonable price for an attractive 911SC. A professional detail will do wonders for this, and new owner should have a ball with this. PCA is an active group, so lots to do with like-minded drivers. McCormick’s, Palm Springs, CA, 02/19. 172 SOLD AT $115,025. Sold in April of 2018 for $250,000 to benefit Camp Southern Ground. It had been owned by a member of Zac Brown Band, whose logo and graphics have since been removed. It has traveled little since and pricing has settled back to earth. Favorably sold. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 02/19. Sports Car Market


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Roundup preparation for invasion of Norway. Fourcylinder B20 engine with carburetor. Entire rear hard top removable. Spare tire has a hard cover on it with elegant raised Volvo lettering, clearly an add-on. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,445. Laplanders were produced for the military from the ’50s into the ’80s, so by ’79 I assume all the flaws had been sorted out. For a few years they were also sold to the public. Sort of a Swedish Hummer, but much more compact and maneuverable, with better gas mileage from the B20 engine that is at the heart of so many classic Volvos. Hard to put a value on these. There are likely a number of them in Sweden, but given the rarity here and the well-executed restoration, I’d call it well bought. More unique than any Ferrari at Cars & Coffee. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 02/19. AMERICAN #467-1953 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER Town & Country wagon. S/N C53846172. Cocoa Brown & Caravan Beige/brown Naughyde. Odo: 82,113 miles. 331-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. A very original, unmolested example that was owned by one family until very recently. Powered by 331 Hemi with Fluid Drive transmission. Has unusual Lizard SOLD AT $32,025. The Cadillac for 1957 offered a tubular X-frame that allowed for lower body lines. The hard top was priced at over $4,000, which was a tidy sum in the era. Price paid was the value of an average example, and this was a touch better than that, so all well here. Properly maintain and upgrade a bit and all will likely square when it’s time to move on. McCormick’s, Palm Springs, CA, 02/19. SOLD AT $9,700. I included this car because I am one of the few living Americans who likes this body style. I always thought the ’62 Fury (and the equivalent Dart/Polara for Dodge) was flowing and Italianate, while the competing ’62 Galaxie, for example, was merely a decorated box, and the Impala was a betterdecorated box. The body style in general and this particular car need someone to love them. Lots of potential to improve it at a modest investment, and will be fun to show at a Cars & Coffee. Fairly bought and sold entry-level collector car. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 02/19. #ST0095-1968 SHELBY GT500 fast- back. S/N 8T02S16932601416. White/black vinyl. Odo: 14,440 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Smooth white paint and blue stripe with some polishing marks. Chips and cracks at left door edge. Larger-than-expected gaps at the doors, although they are fitting well. Big gap between fenders and headlight surrounds. Windshield trim not dented but shows some polishing marks. Chrome surrounding headlights pitted and fits poorly. Window rubber worn and torn; door panels scratched. Upholstery shows some age. Safety shoulder straps mounted on roll bar. Some bubbling in woodcolored appliqué. Cobra Jet 428 badging. Skin interior and wire wheels. Door handles pitted and paint with a few scratches and swirls. A bit dull due to age. Hood and front fenders repainted in 1955 after dust storm. Otherwise original. One of only 1,399 produced. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $27,300. A very unusual, original Town & Country wagon. Its unmolested condition is certainly worth a premium. Buyer should be happy and ready for fun touring. Well bought and properly sold. All’s well with the world here. McCormick’s, Palm Springs, CA, 02/19. #477-1957 CADILLAC SERIES 62 2-dr hard top. S/N 5762062057. Dakota Red/red leather. Odo: 55,518 miles. 365-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nothing special here, but car is in decent condition with okay paint and minor wear and tear on red leather seating. Glass on windshield cracked, which will be expensive to replace. In Dakota Red, it will turn a few heads on Saturday night. Cond: 2. #ST0023-1962 PLYMOUTH FURY 2-dr hard top. S/N 3321101374. Luminous Brown & white/Cocoa vinyl. Odo: 29,458 miles. 318ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Survivor showing only 29,458 miles, which could be actual. “Stored for decades,” according to the windshield card, though it didn’t say how many or which decades. Typical configuration for the era with 318 V8, push-button TorqueFlite, power steering and a few basic options such as an AM radio and whitewalls. Body very straight. Doesn’t need paint but does need world’s best detail job. Chrome plating good enough for a survivor car. Inside, there is a little mold on door panels and seats, and whole car smells musty. Carpet worn on driver’s side. Greatest wear is to driver’s side armrest, which is not salvageable. Engine compartment very crusty but unmessed with. Cond: 3. 174 Sports Car Market


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Roundup Engine compartment is neat; there is an MSD ignition and Edelbrock labeled heads. Nitto P2 ZR17 tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $72,760. Presented as a Ford Shelby Cobra LeMans fastback with an Edelbrock engine. There are 428 Cobra Jet and GT500 badges on the side, and the serial number suggests it started life with a 390. Eye-catching, lots of fun stuff under the hood—well sold. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 02/19. #470-1970 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 fastback. S/N 0F05H205389. Grabber Orange/ white vinyl. Odo: 76,862 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. An authentic Mach 1, as indicated by the 05 in the VIN. The NASCAR hood pins replaced by twist latches. Has optional shaker hood and Ram Air induction. Finished in Grabber Orange—a correct factory color. Trim is pitted and the window seals are worn. Paint with a few little chips and blemishes. A strong offering. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,463. These can sell for close to $60k if in exceptional condition. The price paid here was a bit under the money, but we are in a difficult market. Buyer may just be okay if and when the market turns. McCormick’s, Palm Springs, CA, 02/19. #ST0044-1986 AUBURN 851 replica Boattail Speedster. S/N 0H84004986. White/red leather. A custom 1935 Auburn Speedster and far from an exact replica. Said to have required 6,200 hours just to produce the exterior. PPG Deltron base coat and PPG Vibrance clearcoat are without flaw. Handsome touches include wood trim for windshield and typical external exhausts, which show oxidation where they passed through a panel in the chassis. Air-ride suspension deflated at time of exam, with fenders resting on rear tires. I did watch these inflate and raise the car. Custom leather interior with Classic Instrument gauges and leather-clad steering wheel. Immaculate engine compartment with LS3 powerplant. Hedman headers and Borla exhaust. Custom wheels and low-profile tires. No evidence of a top or side curtains, or proof that they could be mounted. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. Huge time, money and equipment invested and rewarded by an appearance at the National Street Rod Association Elite Builders Showcase in 2017. GAA presented a proper venue, but there is a very limited market out there. I doubt a profit is in the future and suspect it will take a major owner effort, including heavy advertising and hauling the custom to shows and auctions, to achieve an appreciably higher bid. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 02/19. © FOLLOW SCM June 2019 175


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ITALIAN 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS spider Osborne at $175,000. Two owners, matching numbers. Majority of interior original, preserved. Sympathetic restoration and engine rebuild completed 2016. Toolkit, manual, original Blaupunkt radio and Fuchs wheels. 2,006 miles since engine rebuild. Pictures, invoices, CoA, purchase order, appraisal available. $205,000. Contact John, Ph: 402.475.7090, email: johnleflersr@gmail.com. (NE) 1973 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 4.5 sedan S/N ZFFXA20A0J0074845. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. 31,574 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Exceptional condition. All original, extensive maintenance records, documentation, literature, books. Expertly maintained, recent major service. National show winner, spectacular to drive, needs nothing. You’ll seldom see a Ferrari 328 as nice. Beautiful, genuine example, an amazing car! Extensive evaluation report with photos available. $89,000. Contact Doug, Ph: 410.917.3271, email: DougEhmann@gmail. com. Website: www.hemmings.com/classifieds/carsfor-sale/ferrari/328gts/2252364.html. (MD) GERMAN 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL convertible S/N WDBCA35DXHA350327. Black/gray. 34,000 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. Just one previous owner. 30k-mile service just performed; all new fluids and filters. Original paint, interior, Becker radio, tools, books, first aid kit, ABS and airbag. No rust, no cracks in wood or dash. Everything works and drives like new. 25-plus year MBCA member. $24,900 OBO. Contact Larry, Ph: 717.406.8015, email: larryt543@ yahoo.com. (NY) ENGLISH 1959 Jaguar XK 150 S 3.4 roadster (Camelback Porsche Audi). Oil-fed chain tensioner and pop-off valve upgrades done. Excellent original interior, top and 80% exterior paint. New brakes, clutch, tires, plugs, wire set and battery. Window sticker, tools, jack, manuals and maintenance receipts included. Looks and drives great. $39,900 OBO. Contact Leon, Ph: 585.820.3785, email: ltodaro@lairdplastics.com. (AZ) 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL sedan Red/black. 1,000 miles. Inline 4, manual. Righthand-drive, imported some 16-plus years ago. 16-year-old restoration, no rust. Was rebodied when restored. Real, complete, rebuilt 1275 S motor. It was replicated to match the winning LBL6D Monte Carlo car driven by Henry Liddon and Renee Altonen. $57,000 OBO. Contact Alain, Ph: 805.801.6269, email: opy1b2@aol.com. (CA) 1967 Jaguar 340 Mk II sedan 1966 Morris Cooper S 1275 2-dr sedan S/N 10905700000000. Gold/black. 84,984 miles. V8, automatic. Originally owned by tobacco heiress Doris Duke of Sommerville, NJ. See link for more info. $26,950 OBO. Kasser Motor Group LLC. Contact Tony, Ph: 484.320.8004, email: tony@kassermg. com. Website: www.kassermg.com/listings/1973mercedes-benz-300sel/. (PA) 1976 Porsche 911S coupe S/N T831422DN. Red/Biscuit with tan top. 51,791 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Numbers-matching with overdrive, a solid high-end driver. Previously part of a large collection; fully reupholstered with the addition of a new fitted convertible top, added electric power steering, four new chrome wire wheels and a matching set of new wide-whitewall tires. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: www. classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/587. (CA) 1965 Jaguar E-type Series 1 convertible S/N 11304200000000. Dark blue/Light Ivory. 71,147 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. This stylish 1965 first-generation Pagoda 230SL features an elegant dark blue exterior over a Light Ivory interior and includes a desirable 4-speed manual transmission. Recent professional service. The car includes a factory hard top and period-correct Becker Europa radio, and is ready for driving or showing at your favorite event. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: www. classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/623. (CA) 1967 Porsche 911 coupe Black/black. Flat 6. Purchased new from Porsche Audi Manhattan in February 1976; incredibly well spec’d with front oil cooler, aluminum fender and panel trim, black trim instead of chrome, leather-covered steering wheel, fog lights and electric sliding roof. Also includes its original dealer paperwork and purchase order! Powered by a 2.7-liter flat 6 that provides an exhilarating ride! Call or email to inquire for price on this rare find. Prestige. Contact Danielle, Ph: 833.320.9470, email: inquiries@gaswerksgarage.com. Website: www. gaswerksgarage.com/. (NJ) 1983 Porsche 911SC cabriolet S/N 1E10502. Opalescent Silver Blue (with Navy Blue top)/Navy Blue. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Fully restored, numbers-matching roadster with attractive Opalescent Silver Blue over Navy Blue color combo. Upgraded Wilwood brakes all-around, ceramic headers, alloy radiator with auxiliary fan, electronic ignition, gear-reduction starter, 15-inch steering wheel, digital Bluetooth stereo with phone jack. This high-end driver is ready to drive and enjoy today. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: www. classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/609. (CA) S/N 1E355099. Opalescent Silver Blue/black. 38,000 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Matching-numbers XKE with many upgrades. Fast, fun car that drives as well as it looks. Originally painted Opalescent Maroon. Very reliable and in excellent survivor condition in and out and could be driven daily due to excellent maintenance. Excellent rust-free restoration candidate or ready to enjoy as-is. $65,000 OBO. Contact Alex, Ph: 310.997.5466, email: apm3kbm@ aol.com. (CA) 1990 Brabham BT59 Formula One racer S/N P180755. Black/red. 58,444 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. This striking Jaguar 340 has been one-family-owned since 1968, and stands in great mechanical condition. One of only 535 left-handdrive models made, and one of only 10 outfitted with the 3.8-liter engine. With the fitment of the straightport E-type-like cylinder heads and a lighter body shell, these 340s proved to be faster than their fullblooded Mark II equivalents. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com. Website: www.classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/619. (CA) 1968 Jaguar E-type 4.2 coupe S/N 305190. Light Ivory/black leatherette. 213,990 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd manual. 2016 appraisal for insurance purposes by SCM Contributor Donald 178 S/N WPOEA091XDS170875. Ruby Red Metallic/gray & beige. 76,890 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd manual. Superbly maintained, lifelong Phoenix gem BT59-05 has recently completed a multi-year comprehensive restoration by a noted Formula One specialist, in consultation with the Brabham’s original designer and driver. Every component has been inspected, restored or replaced and the car is in pristine condition. Additional details online. $300,000. Contact Walt, email: fibrabhams@gmail. com. Website: f1brabhams.com. 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SCM Showcase Gallery 2004 Rolls-Royce Phantom sedan AMERICAN 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 prototype coupe entire history of #42 online. Highly desirable SS 396 configuration. $255,000 OBO. Pilot Car Registry. Contact Logan, Ph: 620.200.6607, email: pilotcarregistry@gmail.com. Website: www. pilotcarregistry.com/396-ss-assembly-prototype. html. (KS) 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 replica 2-dr hard top S/N 10. Silver with Pearl Rap/Pearl leather. 13,632 miles. V12, 5-spd automatic. Collector item. First Phantom in the U.S., VIN #000010. Like-new condition, over $60k in factory extra options. Don’t spend $650k on a new one. Buy this for much less and will increase in value instead of decreasing in value, like the other Phantoms. Visit our site for more special cars Automobile Treasures. Contact Fuad, Ph: 323.767.7753, email: AutomobileTreasures@gmail.com. Website: www. AutomobileTreasures.com. (CA) documents on all work done on car. Can give all vendors who restored car. $70,000 OBO. Contact Jerry, Ph: 262.497.3747, email: mr1970olds@att. net. (WI) 1995 Chevrolet Corvette coupe S/N 136370F100042. Cranberry Red/black. 88,111 miles. V8, automatic. Only known existing Pilot prototype Chevelle coupe as of 12/31/2018. Engineering test car at Milford, MI. Prototype parts not utilized in restoration included in sale. Delivered to Ver Hoven Chevrolet in Detroit, MI, after testing. Fully documented ownership history spanning nearly 40 years. View S/N 344870E166189. Burnished Gold 58/black. 10,000 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Engine and body rebuilt and painted by local professional engine and body shops. Power windows, locks and trunk, Tic-Tac-Tach. All Ram Air components on engine. Red inner-wheel wells, Rally 1 wheels. I have all Torch Red/red. 9,900 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. Torch Red with red leather interior, low miles, LT1 automatic transmission, all original. Please leave a message. $17,500. Contact Andre, Ph: 440.865.5688, email: thecorvetteguy27@gmail.com. (OH) © Sports Car Market Classic Showcase classified ads It’s so easy! We’ve made uploading your Showcase Gallery listings online easier. As an added bonus, we now feature multiple images for our web listings. www.SportsCarMarket.com/classifieds/place-ad 180 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. Advisor Services Premier Auction Group. Gooding & Company. Visions In Vehicles. Your car should be enjoyable. Let us help you keep it that way! We guide clients through their restoration project or car build, or can assist in private collection curation, events and valuation. Please visit our website for full details and service descriptions. Customer focus and satisfaction is our number one goal. If you are just starting down the road or have reached a crossroads, put our 25-plus years of experience to work for you. Contact us today! 205.470.0191, email john@visionsinvehicles.com, website www.visionsinvehicles.com Auction Companies GAA Classic Cars Auction, 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) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. 3020 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Greensboro, NC. 1.855.862.2257. A Premier Classic, Antique and Unique Vehicle Auction Experience. Offering 550 vehicles three times a year — March, July and November. All presented in a climate-controlled, enclosed, permanent, dedicated facility affectionately called “The Palace”. GAA Classic Cars brings you a customer-oriented team full of southern hospitality, a floor team with many years of classic auction experience and a selection of vehicles that continues to evolve and grow with each sale. www.gaaclassiccars.com 1.855.862.2257 (NC) New England Auto Auction. 207.594.4418. Presented by the Owls Head Transportation Museum, the New England Auto Auction™ is the nation’s largest and longest-running event in its class that operates solely to preserve the legacy of transportation’s earliest pioneers. Over more than four decades, NEAA™ has continuously raised the bar by connecting discerning enthusiasts and collectors with rare and sought-after automobiles. Web: owlshead.org Email: auction@ohtm.org 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) 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) 844-5WE-SELL. The auction professionals that have been taking care of you for the last two decades have partnered together to create a team that is dedicated to providing the utmost customer service and auction experience. We applied our 83 years of auction experience to build a platform ensuring that every aspect of our company exceeds your expectations. Join us for the Gulf Coast Classic March 17 & 18, in Punta Gorda, FL. 844-5WE-SELL / 844-593-7355 www.premierauctiongroup.com info@premierauctiongroup.com RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. For further information, visit www.RMSothebys.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele Collector AutoPalm Springs Auctions Inc. GPK Auctions. 856.573.6969. GPK Auctions produces The Atlantic City Auction & Car Show. For over four decades hobbyists, enthusiasts and collectors from across the country have descended on Atlantic City in February to buy and admire the premier collection of automobiles presented by GPK Auctions at the Largest IN-DOOR Auction in the Country. Location: Atlantic City, NJ URL: gpkauctions.com Email: info@gpkauctions.com 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 Petersen Auction Group of Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954. Hollywood Wheels is a premier auction house that specializes in Porsche sports cars, European exotics, American classics and historical race cars. Each year, during the Amelia Island Car Week, they host the Amelia Island Select & Auto Retro™ within the ballroom of the Amelia Island Omni Plantation Resort. Hollywood Wheels… Where Great Cars Are Bought & Sold! www.hollywoodwheels.com 182 Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR. On the I-5 Corridor. We offer knowledgeable, fast, friendly, hassle-free transactions. Oregon’s #1 Collector Car Auction www.petersencollectorcars.com W. Yoder Auction. 920.787.5549 . W. Yoder Auction holds the only semiannual collector car auction in the state of Wisconsin open to the public where anyone can buy and anyone can sell! But we don’t stop there. We specialize in collections and sell it all! Contact us today. info@wyoderauction.com. Learn more about us at wyoderauction.com and like us on Facebook. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics and exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Specializing in the finest American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles and European sports; Russo and Steele hosts three record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. 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hand-built, limited edition Resin Art™. ONE43™ Sunbeam Tigers. Worldwide Auctioneers. 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalog-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Centerline International. (888) 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 35 years. You can rely on our experience and the largest inventory of parts in North America to build and maintain your dream Alfa. We carry restoration, maintenance and exclusive performance parts for Giulietta through the new 4C. Newly developed parts introduced regularly. Check our website or social media for new arrivals, tech tips and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) Appraisals 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 Blackhawk Collection, Inc. 925.736.3444. One of the world’s foremost companies specializing in buying and selling classic cars for clients around the globe for over 45 years. Over the years, many of the greatest cars in the world have passed through the doors of the Blackhawk Collection. Visit our website at www.blackhawkcollection.com 10% discount to SCM readers: Use code SCM18R on Automodello.com Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA) Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. cepted. Top cash paid for your classics, exotic or hi-line automobiles. garycg@ aol.com www.autosportgroup.com (FL) 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) 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) Classic Investments Inc. 303.388.9788. Barn find. Redefined. Since 1989 our company specializes in the restoration, sales and service of 1950s–1970s Classic European sports cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche and Mercedes. Colorado’s premier one-stop shop for all of a collector’s needs. Friendly, knowledgeable, passionate staff welcomes you to call for all inquiries; our in-house factory-trained Ferrari mechanic has 40 years’ experience. www.ClassicInvest.com (CO) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Automotive Restorations. 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 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com California Car Cover Company. More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1.800.423.5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. 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) Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Charles Prince Classic Cars. Based in London, we are specialists in the finest historic motorcars and in contact with dealers and collectors from around the world. We offer the best advice and service in the collector car field. Int T: (0)798 5988070 or email: sales@ charlesprinceclassiccars.com www.charlesprinceclassiccars.com. Autosport Groups. 561.676.1912 Automodello. 877.343.2276. ONE8™ Type 74 Lotus Europa ONE12™ 1967 Gurney Eagle Spa winner hand-signed by Dan Gurney ONE24™ Buick, Cadillac, Delage, Delahaye, Ford, Lincoln, Kaiser. 1:24 June 2019 or 954.401.4535. Over 42 years experience offering Luxury, Classic, Exotic and Hi-line motorcars worldwide. Autosport Groups is highly respect- ed for our fine selection of preowned luxury, classic, exotic and sports cars, as well as exceptional customer service. We offer easy financing and extended warranties on most cars. Trades ac- Chequered Flag. 310.827.8665. Chequered Flag is Los Angeles’ best known classic car dealer. We specialize 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 183 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. 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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) 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 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 Since 1989, we have offered all the exclusive brands that you have ever dreamed about. Offering new and used Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin and Porsche in Greensboro, NC, Aston Martin, Bentley and Maserati in Charlotte, NC and Porsche in Hickory, NC. We sell, buy and trade. Visit us at www. Paramountauto.com or www.ForeignCarsItalia.com (NC) Legendary Motorcar Company. 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 905.875.4700. Since 1985, Legendary Motorcar Company has specialized in buying, selling and restoring some of the rarest cars in existence. For sale, in our 150-car showroom you’ll find, ultra-rare muscle cars, European sports cars and modern performance cars. In our 75,000 square-foot facility, our highly-skilled craftsmen perform complete award-winning restorations. Whether you are buying one special car or building a museum, our collection management services will help you make the right decisions. Over 30 years in business, we have grown to become the nation’s premier collector and performance car facility. www.legendarymotorcar.com (ON) 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) Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. The four-acre Park Place Center features an Aston Martin sales and service center, a Lotus dealership, and we have one of the largest selections of collector and exotic cars available in the Northwest. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com 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) Paul Russell and 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 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) 978.768.6919. www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the sales of 1970s and earlier great European classics since 1978. You can rely on our decades of knowledge and experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Guidance is given with an emphasis on building long-term relationships. Contact our Classic Car Sales team via email at: sales@paulrussell.com. (MA) West Coast Classics. 424.376.5151. West Coast Classics are internationally renowned California Classic Car Dealers who specialize in buying and selling of rare and classic European and American classic cars. Southern California location at 1205 Bow Avenue in Torrance. We ship throughout the world and will provide you with unparalleled service of your rare, sports, exotic, luxury, collector or classic car needs. www.WestCoastClassics.com info@ WestCoastClassics.com (CA) Car Storage RCC Motors. 800.520.7087. Locat- ed in Irvine, CA, we specialize in classic, exotics, customs and motorsports. We have a staff of experts with long careers in the automotive field and offer sales, service, consignment and storage. Please contact us today. www.rccmotors.com (CA) CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than 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) Saratoga Auto Auction. Sept. 21 and 22, 2018 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. To consign, register to bid, or to purchase tickets, visit saratogaautoauction. org. 518-587-1935 x22 / jeff.whiteside@ saratogaautoauction.org two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. CARS are now able to offer secure indoor vehicle storage solutions at its new state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Los Angeles. Contact CARS directly to discuss your vehicle storage requirements and find out more about the many services that we offer. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy — hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com Classic Car Transport Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. 184 Paramount Automotive Group/ Foreign Cars Italia. 888.929.7202. Symbolic International. 858.259.0100. Symbolic International Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. Gripping the wheel of your dream car and starting the engine for the first time is a high point for any enthusiast. We Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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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 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. English Aston Martin of New England. 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 Grundy Insurance. 888.647.8639. James A. Grundy invented Agreed Value Insurance in 1947; no one knows more about insuring collector cars than Grundy! With no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, low rates, and high liability limits, our coverages are specifically designed for collector car owners. Grundy can also insure your daily drivers, pickup trucks, trailers, motorhomes, and more — all on one policy and all at their Agreed Value. www.grundy.com (PA) 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) Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a Classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) Chrome Strategies Management 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) Reliable Carriers Inc. 800-521-6393. As the country’s largest enclosed-auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event or are shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collector Car Insurance Fourintune Garage Inc. Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173. We understand the passion and needs of the classic car and vintage race car owner: Agreed Value protection, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and convenient payment options. Heacock Classic also offers classic motorcycle insurance, Car Club & Event Liability, Race Team & Prep Shop Coverage. Visit us at www.heacockclassic.com 262.375.0876. www.fourintune.com. Complete ground-up restoration on British marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. (WI) Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. The South: a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA, and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall — October 26–November 4, 2018 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. LLC. Trust and Estate/Wealth Advisory Services focuses on meeting the increasingly complex financial planning needs and interests of classic car collectors, investors, trust, estate, wealth professionals, and family offices. We are a completely independent advisory that develops best practice strategies to fit your objectives. Please contact us to discuss our scope of services. www.chromestrategies.com Email to: info@chromestrategies.com Events—Concours, Car Shows Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–present. www.welshent.com (OH) Estate Planning Advisory 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) 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) 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. June 2019 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. 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) Lajollaconcours.com. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. purchase tickets at lajollaconcours.com, or call 619.233.5008, for more information. (CA) J.J. BEST BANC & CO. provides The Elegance at Hershey. 717.500.5191. The Elegance at Hershey is a celebration of vintage race cars and concours automobiles from 6/7 to 6/9/2019, commencing with the Grand Ascent, featuring the Concorso Bizarro and culminating with our concours d’elegance. Our primary goal is to benefit our charities: JDRF, AACA Museum and AACA Library & Research Center. For more information, visit www. theeleganceathershey.com, or call 717.500.5191. (PA) Art’s Star Classics. 800.644.STAR The Quail, A Motorsports Gath- ering. 831.620.8879. A prominent component of Monterey Car Week, The Quail is a world-renowned motorsports event featuring one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. The Quail maintains its intimacy and exclusivity by limiting admission through lottery ticket allocations. Admission is 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 financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! German Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. 1.866.622.5277). The trusted center of competence for all classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts. Located in Irvine, CA, the Classic Center is the only sales and restoration facility in the U.S. exclusively operated by Mercedes-Benz. Over 50,000 Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts 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) al shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) West Coast Shipping. 510.236.3008. Scott Grundfor Company. Bud’s Benz. 800.942.8444. At Classic Car Capital 310.254.9704, Ext. 1. Maximize the return on your passion by recapitalizing the equity in your vintage cars. Whether to expand your collection, invest or for personal use, you decide how to use the funds. With unparalleled experience, service and expertise in this highly specialized lending, we understand the market and needs of the collector. Whether using one car or multiple cars as collateral, we offer lines of credit with no origination fees or prepayment penalties. Bud’s, we sell a full line of MercedesBenz parts for cars from the 1950s through the 1980s. We do minor and major service work on most Mercedes. Restoration work; including paint, interior, mechanical and other services are available. We pride ourselves in doing work that is tailored to our customers’ needs and budgets. We also (locally) work on later-model Mercedes, BMW, and Mini Coopers. Computer diagnostics and work related to keeping your daily driver on the road are all available at Bud’s. www.budsbenz.com (GA) 805.474.6477. Since the 1970s, Scott Grundfor Company has set the bar with best of show cars. Four decades later, we continue our long and rich tradition of excellence in the collectible car and restoration market. As trusted and respected Mercedes-Benz experts, we strive to not only continue the restoration and sales excellence we’ve worked so hard to develop, but to also bring awareness to the appreciation, preservation and history of the automobile. scott@scottgrundfor.com www.scottgrundfor.com (CA) Import/Export Shipping collector cars around the world is our specialty. We provide turnkey international logistics solutions to get you driving when you want. We collect your car, load it onto a ship or plane, clear local and foreign customs, and provide white-glove delivery to your destination. We’re used by collectors, dealers and auction companies to ship over 8,000 collector cars around the world each year. And with consolidation available from both U.S. coasts to over 40 destinations around the world, we make it affordable. It’s your dream car, let’s bring her home. www.wcshipping.com Italian Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. With more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializing in classic Ferraris of the ’50s and ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than European Collectibles Inc. Ferrari Financial Services. 201.816.2670. As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. 186 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s, along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level, along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) 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 The Lamborghini Club America is the world’s largest organization of Lamborghini owners and enthusiasts. Inclusive to both vintage and modern Lamborghini owners, the Lamborghini Club America is a critical asset to the Lamborghini ownership experience. Membership includes La Vita Lamborghini magazine, a carbon fiber member card, special pricing at most authorized dealers for parts and service, and much more. Join today at: www.LamborghiniClubAmerica.com Leasing Luxury Lease Partners LLC. Cosdel International Transportation. Since 1960, Cosdel International Transportation has been handling internation- 201.822.4870. LLP is a self-funded exotic car lessor that does not follow conventional lending rules, such as scores, debt-to-income ratios or comparable borrowing requirements. LLP can provide lease financing on any exotic car from $50,000 to $5 million, regardless of your credit history. If you own a car and Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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need cash, LLP provides sale/lease-back financing so you can keep driving your car! Contact us at info@luxuryleasepartners.com tonomous driving. We produce diverse articles on travel, restoration projects, book reviews, auction analysis, vehicle summaries and relevant automotive industry news. “Turtle Garage is a must-read. Subscribe today.” — Keith Martin, Sports Car Market www.turtlegarage.com 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) Museums QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 011 LeMay—America’s Car Museum 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 Vintage Racing Services. Dr Beasley’s. Dr. Beasley’s proVintage Car Law. 717.884.9010. Bryan W. Shook, Esquire, acts for and represents leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses, and private individuals Internationally. He has been responsible for innumerable and prominent cases, distinguishing himself with his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles and network of contacts, experts and clients. He is redefining automotive law. www.vintagecarlaw.com (PA) Multimedia Publications vides you with detailing solutions that have amazing ease of use and performance that is unparalleled. It’s Jim Lafeber’s fanatical passion for quality and improved detailing outcomes that drove him to create Dr. Beasley’s. The goal was to create a unique line of handmade, custom formulated car appearance products that spare no expense on the quality of ingredients and the use of new technologies. The result; nearly 15 years and thousands of hours of real-world testing later, is Dr. Beasley’s — a complete line of solutionbased products that exceed the specs and requirements of even the most discriminating luxury auto brands. Made in USA. Visit www.drbeasleys.com 203.377.6745. Our full-service shop facility and experienced staff provide all aspects of racecar construction, setup and repair for production-based cars to purpose-built sports racers to formula cars. We can build a racecar from the ground up, restore your historic vintage racer to its former glory or maintain your racecar, all to ensure your maximum enjoyment. Our trackside support, transportation, racecar rental and coaching can round out your experience. Our sister company, Automotive Restorations Inc., offers high-quality upholstery, body and paint and panel fabrication services. www.automotiverestorations.com/vrs/home Restoration — General 44 1428 687722. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust systems for various reasons — originality, durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. We’re the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is important, but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. http://quicksilver-exhausts.myshopify.com. Racing Services worldwide, like Wayne Carini. Our products are proudly made by American workers using only U.S. steel. These powerful machines are built to be virtually indestructible and last decades. MetroVac products are the classic way to care for classic cars. www.metrovac.com European and American Automobiles. With an emphasis on French Marques including Bugatti & Delahaye and over 50 years of experience in the automotive field, we have proven to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our facility provides a full-array of services including Fabrication, Metal-Shaping, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding, Machine Shop, Award-Winning Upholstery, Paint Shop and Pattern Making & Castings. Providing these services in-house has proved to be highly efficient and has enabled us to provide our clients with the highest level of old-fashioned quality workmanship, professionalism and client services. www.alantay- lorcompany.com Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produces the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at www.automotiverestorations.com Brightworks. 937.773.5127. BrightTOURANIL Leather by AERISTO 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. Turtle Garage provides readers with unique insights into the collector vehicle market and the broader automotive industry. Our exclusive content focuses on vintage motorcycles, modern classics, and the exciting future of the automobile — including developments in ride-hailing, electrification and au- June 2019 MetroVac’s car vacs and car dry- ers are the top choice of professional detailers and passionate car enthusiasts Alan Taylor Company Inc. 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War +1 (817) 624-8400. A deep passion for classic automobiles has led AERISTO’s founder Christian Schmidt to develop an authentic line of classic, vegetable tanned leathers. AERISTO, the market leader for high end, technical aviation leathers is now proud to offer their TOURANIL article to the restoration community. All raw materials are sourced from premium South German bull hides, available in stock in a wide array of colors. Please reach out to AERISTO to learn more. info@aeristo.com www.aeristo.com works has partnered with Ruote Borrani to be the only authorized restorer of Ruote Borrani wheels in the world, and to be a distributor for any new Ruote Borrani products in North America. We use the original Ruote Borrani drawings and blueprints to restore your wheels to exact factory standards and offset. Additionally, we use the correct font letter/number stamps to re-create all of the original markings to restore your Borrani wheels to be factory original, correct and certified. www.brightworkrestoration.com (OH) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver-, show/driver-, show- and preservationlevel restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsmen who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. clients with quality restoration services that will last for generations. www.hahnautorestoration.com D. L. George Historic Motorcars. 610.593.7423. We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. www.DLGEORGE.com (PA) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) Hjeltness Restoration. 760.746.9966. What began as attention to detail developed into love. We benefit from 34 years of disassembling original cars with the intent to restore yet also with an eye on the future, other restorers will need benchmarks to copy. If your own personal piece of history needs doing for the first time or the second please contact us. www.HjeltnessRestoration.com consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com RM Auto Restoration. 519.352.4575. RM Auto Restoration is North America’s leading classic car restoration facility. Whether it’s a complete “body-off” restoration, a partial restoration, or a cosmetic upgrade, our dedicated team of restoration perfectionists provides an unwavering commitment to deliver flawless work, and to the highest cosmetic presentation, every time. www.rmautorestoration.com ed 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 The Paddock Classic Car RestoraSpeedwell Engineering, Ltd. On the Road Again Classics. Farland Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245. A complete facility offering concours-level restorations, repair and fabrication services. We work on all makes, and specialize in Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche. Highly organized and fiscally responsible, we provide biweekly detailed billing to keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our site for details. Email: info@farlandcars.com. www.farlandcarscom 408.782.1100. Northern California’s largest Classic & British auto restoration & repair shop is a 12,000 square foot facility under one roof! We opened our doors in 2008 and have restored over 20 Concours 1st place winners! Our team of 8 craftsmen with over 165 years experience have risen to the top, becoming a Certified Hagerty Expert Collision Repair Facility and in-house Certified Glasurit paint shop. www.ontheroadagainclassics.com. 770.789.1396. Restoration, sales and service of collectable vehicles. Specializing in Classics, Prewar and European sports cars. Ball Ground, Georgia. www.facebook.com/SpeedwellEngineeringLtd tions. 860.224.1888. At The Paddock, our collective passion is the restoration and preservation of fine classic automobiles of any type/era. We strive to provide the highest possible quality in our results and approach every customer relationship with openness, honesty, constant communication, detailed documentation and with the highest ethical standards. Our 18,000 square foot facility is fully equipped and is staffed with highly skilled artisans, allowing us to provide a full array of services to our clients in a single location. Visit us in person at 285 Columbus Boulevard, New Britain, CT 06051, or online at www.ThePaddockCars.com. Sport and Specialty. 815.629.2717. Paramount Classic Cars. The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. One of the most widely recognized names in the world of collector cars. As seen on Discovery, History and National Geographic TV. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) Hahn Auto Restoration. 724.452.4329. We take pride in offering concours-level collector car restoration, recommissioning, custom builds and repair services. With our experienced staff and cutting-edge technology, we can restore your car back to its original beauty and help it perform better than when it was first driven off the lot! We understand how much your classic car means to you and we will treat your restoration or repair with the quality care and respect it deserves — getting the job done right the first time. We believe that a restoration should last a lifetime and beyond, so we strive to provide our 188 844.650.9125. A 120,000 square foot facility located in Hickory, NC, offering a full-array of services including sales, consignments, complete restorations, engine and transmission rebuilding, metal-shaping and fabrication on classic cars. We specialize in American muscle and English cars but also work on a wide range of makes and models including all European models. Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest level of quality workmanship and professional client services. We base our company policy on the Golden Rule; always treat the other person the way you want to be treated and always endeavor to do what is right and fair. Contact us for a free estimate on your classic. Email us at rtheiss@paramountauto.com for more information. www.paramountclassiccars.com. We are specialists in Austin-Healey and Jaguar cars but have experience in a variety of other marques, to include; most British cars, Alfa Romeo, Corvette, Aston Martin, Ferrari and early Lotus. Our work includes: All levels of restoration services, (full, mechanical, sympathetic, etc.), simple repairs, ongoing maintenance and vintage race preparation. We also offer full mechanical services; Engine, transmission, overdrive, differential and component rebuilds. www.sportandspecialty.com Treasured Motorcar Services. 410.833.2329. Since 1980, a trusted provider for the highest quality maintenance, restoration, performance, paint, body, sales, and consignment of European sports/luxury vehicles, American classics, and muscle cars. We have completed numerous full and partial restorations on marques as diverse as Bandini, Dellow, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Mustang, and Corvette. Maintaining memories for your daily driver, weekend warrior or show stopper in our 22,000 sq. ft. facility with our dedicated full time staff. Let us help you enjoy your treasured motorcar the way it was meant to be. Follow our ongoing and completed projects and visit our website www.treasuredmotorcars.com The Classic Auto Show. 203.233.7162. Whether you’re a collector, or working on your project car, or simply share a passion for the classics, The Classic Auto Show is for you. You’ll see over 2,000 classics, rub shoulders with your favorite auto celebrities, view LIVE restoration and auto detailing demos, shop a vendor marketplace and more. 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Carl Bomstead eWatch Soaring Skyward with Kareem A signed ball from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s final regular-season game is a slam-dunk sale Thought Carl’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has often been called the greatest center in NBA history. He was the league’s Most 38,387 NBA points, which is still a record to this day. Goldin Auctions, at their March 3, 2019, Winter Sale, offered the 1989 final regular-season game ball from Abdul- Jabbar’s record-breaking career. It sold, after 21 bids, for $270,050. He had signed the ball, and it was mounted on an attractive Los Angeles Lakers display. A remarkable piece from a remarkable career. Here are a few more items that are also cool — but not as expensive. sides, but three were rather faded. The display side, however, was crisp and bright. The can had a patent date of 4-24-1917, and the company was located in Bruin, PA. The price was up there, but this is one of the best I’ve seen, so no problem. A very rare can. EBAY #382754753074— 1927 STUTZ 8 RADIATOR BADGE. Number of bids: 28. SOLD AT: $428. Date: 2/7/2019. The Stutz motorcar was manufactured from 1911 until 1935, and they used any number of different radiator badges. This one was used in 1927 and was in undamaged condition. The colors were bright and the cloisonné was not chipped. Sold for a fair price. of bids: 9. SOLD AT: $3,300. Date: 3/9/2019. This glass Lalique hood ornament was issued as stock number 1152 and was one of the more desirable ones Lalique offered. It did have a chip at the base, which had an adverse effect on the value. This one sold for less than half of what a perfect one would bring. BLUE BONNET GASOLINE 48-INCH PORCELAIN SIGN. SOLD AT: $21,240. Date: 1/12/2019. Blue Bonnet was one of the early Texas refiners, and the company was named after the colorful fields of blue bonnet flowers that bloom in the spring. This double-sided porcelain sign was in exceptional condition and sold for the going rate. A very cool sign. Valuable Player on six occasions. He played his final NBA regular season game for the Los Angeles Lakers on April 23, 1989, and he went 5 for 6 and scored 10 points against the Seattle Supersonics. His career total was EBAY #353547372013—1914 ARIZONA LICENSE PLATE. Number of bids: 33. SOLD AT: $8,600. Date: 1/27/2019. Arizona joined the Union in 1912, but cities had been registering automobiles since 1909, with the style of plate being the owner’s responsibility. The state first issued plates in 1914, and as we have seen, firstyear issues bring serious money. That was certainly the case here, as the plate’s exceptional condition opened up the wallets. MECUM FLORIDA ROAD ART AUCTION LOT P206— 1980s ALFA-ROMEO BACKLIT DEALER DISPLAY. SOLD AT: $1,180. Date: 1/11/2019. This large Alfa Romeo dealer sign measured 50 inches by 12 inches, and the plastic was not chipped or cracked. It was doublesided and internally illuminated. This is a striking piece that belongs in the SCM World Headquarters garage with Publisher Martin’s fleet of Alfas. EBAY #372634050753—BRUINOIL FIVE-GALLON OIL CAN. Number of bids: 41. SOLD AT: $6,266.99. Date: 3/27/2019. This is the most exciting oil can I have seen offered in some time. The bold graphics are on all four EBAY #132973415691— LALIQUE “LONGCHAMPS” HORSE-HEAD GLASS HOOD ORNAMENT. Number MECUM FLORIDA ROAD ART AUCTION LOT H19— SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Ave, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada, $135 Mexico, Europe, Asia/Africa/Middle East. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 190 EBAY #352616109421—SUNSET DE LUXE GASOLINE GLASS GAS-PUMP GLOBE. Number of bids: Buy-It-Now. SOLD AT: $35,000. Date: 3/12/2019. Sunset was founded in Los Angeles in 1914. The Wilshire Oil Company bought Sunset in 1957. Most everything with their distinctive logo is collectible and pricey. This double-sided globe was in exceptional condition, with minor chips on the lower edge of one side. This globe can be split, with one side resold to lighten the financial load. A rare and desirable globe. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market