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21 1960 Jaguar XK 150 Drophead Coupe
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Shamed by Swig
errari Mondials and snow-packed roads don't mix very well.
That was just one of the many thoughts that crossed my mind
as we slid sideways towards the edge of the mountain road.
I hadn't planned on using the Ferrari as a snowmobile,
but Martin Swig has a way of rearranging reality to suit his
priorities. Initially, he had offered to store our newly purchased
metallic green 1984 cabriolet at his facility in San Francisco until a
trucker could bring it to Portland.
But when Harry Hart dropped off the Ferrari,
Martin called immediately. "I like this car a lot,"
he proclaimed. "And if you're not man enough
to fly down and drive it back, I think I'll just
keep it for myself"
Shamed, I recruited good friend Steve Sargent,
a nice fellow even if his idea of a sports car is his
2000 BMW 3-series cabriolet, as my co-pilota
and boarded a plane south.
The Ferrari was in better condition than I had
expected; the minuscule, electrically operated
glovebox was a source of amusement to Steve.
Following colleague Cory Farley's advice (see his
Auto Week column of January 28) we vowed not to
sleep in any motel, or eat in any restaurant on our trip that was part of
a national chain. Squeezing one overnight bag into what is optimistically
called the trunk, and tossing the other behind
the front seats, we set off across the
Golden Gate Bridge and up Highway 101.
The Mondial has an enormously tall,
raked windshield, giving an unusual feeling
of spaciousness to the interior of the
car. The hood drops away sharply, the
road seemingly disappearing under your
Not overwhelmingly powerful, the
four-valve, 3-liter V8 still pulled strongly.
The relatively short gearing, which provides
an indicated 20 mph per 1,000 rpm
in fifth gear (3,500 rpm at 70 mph) gives
the car an edgy feel. Trained by today's
generation of fuel-economy specials, where
a gutless top gear provides low engine
speeds on the expressway, both Steve and
I kept reaching for another gear past fifth.
usual combination of the bright, early morning sun highlighting the snowcapped
Pacific Coast Range on our right, and the thunderous stormbrewed
surf crashing onto Freshwater Beach on our left.
A blizzard struck as we passed through Del Norte Coast Redwoods
State Park, and the road was quickly covered by snow. We formed an
unlikely trio as we picked our way through the pass, the Mondial sandwiched
between a Chevrolet Suburban and a Ford F-150 pickup.
We were going about 30 mph when the brake lights of the truck ahead
flashed. I backed off the throttle, and the compression immediately
caused the back of the Mondial to yaw viciously to the left, then even
farther to the right. Quickly steering into each slide was to no avail, as
the rearward weight bias of the car increased the oscillations. Visions of
my new green toy sliding rudely into the mountainside danced in my
head. I put the clutch in, the rear end immediately straightened out,
and we were no longer in need of an espresso to be wide awake.
The next hour was spent tip-toeing, Prancing Horse style, through
the white stuff. Finally, at Gold Beach, Oregon, we were greeted by
sun and dry roads. The Ferrari, released to run at 4,000 rpm, regained
its raucous, assertive personality and gobbled up the highway.
Neskowin Village, Oregon, where we are renovating a beach
house, was our final stop before Portland. The locally owned
Hawk Creek Café beckoned, and after a typically satisfying pizza
from its wood-fired oven, we began the 80-mile home stretch.
An hour later, our 750-mile journey was finished. We live on the crest of
a hill; Cindy remarked that she could hear
the Ferrari coming as we wound up the
streets below. I took Steve home, and as
we arrived, his three young sons tumbled
out the door to fmd out what was rumbling
in the driveway.
When I sold exotics for Ron Tonkin, I
used to envy the guys who would buy
Ferraris long-distance over the phone and
arrive to pick them up wearing jeans and
sweaters. They'd hop into their newly
acquired 328s or Testarossas and set off
across the country.
"Toto, I don't think we're in Maranello any more."
The Eureka Inn, a visually grand but shopworn hotel in what is
euphemistically referred to as "downtown Eureka," was our stopping
point for the day.
Our dinner at The Seafood Grill on E Street was extraordinary. We
knew we were in good hands when, after ordering a bottle of 1999 Napa
Valley Turnbull Cabernet, our server said, "You'll want the burgundy
glasses with this, to properly enjoy the nose."
We awoke to find the Mondial covered with sleet, the result of a
once-in-a-decade snow-bearing winter storm that was pummeling the
northern California and Oregon coasts. Perhaps in response to this rude
change from its pampered existence in sunny Belmont, a belt began to
squeal. I hoped that once the engine warmed up, the slight expansion of
the metal would quiet things down. The noise did soon disappear. A
good omen, I thought—a self-healing car. But we kept a close eye on the
temperature gauge the rest of the way anyway.
The Mondial offered superb handling. It tracked like a go-kart, staying
flat, accelerating easily and braking smoothly on the winding coast
highway. We motored at near triple-digit speeds, delighting in the un-
Now, a decade later, I find myself a
part of that club. And I've discovered
that even when it's a used Mondial that
costs less than a loaded Toyota Camry,
there's a certain lightness to your step,
and con brio in your voice when you
say, "I'm here to get my Ferrari and drive it home."
Thanks, Martin Swig. It was the right thing to do.
On the Cover
Frank DiMartino has an affection for pre-war Alfas. "Alfa Monza,"
on our cover this month, is an oil-on-linen depiction of an 8C 2300
Monza that participated in the 1937 Mille Miglia. In the background is
a representation of a section of the painted wooden wheel found on
DiMartino, whose work is no stranger to the cover of SCM, was
born in 1947 and now lives in New Jersey. He grew up in Sicily, where
his father was involved in motor racing. His next showing will be at the
Hamptons Concours this May in Long Island; previous exhibitions
have included Meadow Brook and the Cavallino Classic.
This painting has been sold, and there are no prints available. To
view other prints, visit www.hometown.aol.com/millelmile . Phone 973/
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Incorporating Brooks Auctioneers
Museum of Transportation, Brookline
4 May 2002
A Sale of Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles
Bonham's very first Boston area sale will be
held on May 4, 2002 in the elegant 19th
century carriage house which for over 100
years has been home to the Larz and Isabel
Anderson collection of pioneer motorcars.
Some of the finest dassic and collector
automobiles and motorcycles available will
be offered from this lovely suburban Boston
location along with a selection of fine
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he ex Steve McQueen1940 Indian Chief.
Sold in 2001 for $50,600
Middle Left:1937 Bugatti Type 575 Atalante Coupe
Sold in 2001 $1,707,500
Middle Right: 1974 MV Agusta 750S
Sold in 2001 $22,810
Right 1973 4.4-litre Ferrari 365GTB/4-A Daytona
Sold in 2001 $1,212,500
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VJoin the SCM gang at the 10-day 2002
Motorhead's Dream Tour to England, presented
by Steve Austin's Great Vacations. Only
7 spots remain. Departs 9/4, returns 9/13/02.
Mention SCM for special tour pricing. Contact:
I/Sign up for the second annual SCM
Insider's Seminar at RM's Amelia Island
sale, Saturday, 3/9/02, sponsored
by Hagerty Insurance.
The two-hour event
will include a presentation
by editor Keith Martin,
followed by a hands-on examination
of cars being offered.
page 54.) Contact
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market.com. (OR) V Military Vehicles
Magazine has entered into a
long-term licensing agreement to use SCM's
copyrighted auction reporting format in
their magazine. According to MVMeditor John
Adams Graf (also a long-time SCMsubscriber
and Porsche 911 enthusiast), "as amphibious
DUKWs are popular with military vehicle
buffs, we may have to coin a new term, 'frightduck."
See www.collect.com .
VThe Lakewood, Colorado-based strategic
consulting organization, Executive Leadership
Group, has been contracted by SCM
to develop and implement long-term goals
for the magazine. Other clients have included
Seagate Technologies, Qwest Wireless and SPL
World Group. Said ELG President Bill Casey,
"With the magazine industry in a state of turmoil,
and publications crashing and burning
left and right, we believe we can help SCM
steer a course of carefully managed growth that
emphasizes the clear editorial focus it is already
known for." See www.elg.net .
VBill Warner has been named as the recipient
of this year's Meguiar's Collector
Car Person of the Year Award. Warner, a
long-time supporter of SCM, contributing editor
for Road &Track and founder of the Amelia
Island Concours, was singled out for the honor
because of his continued and selfless dedication
to the hobby. The award will be presented
on 5/2/02 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, in Los
I/The Pebble Beach Concours
d'Elegance has received the E.P. Ingersoll
Award, which is presented annually for excellence
in presentation of automobile history in a
medium other than print. Previous winners have
included films, television shows and Web sites.
The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is the
first live presentation to receive the award.
VThe 61st Tour Auto runs 4/15-20/02.
Information, phone +33 (0)1 42 59 73 40, fax
+33 (0)1 42 59 48 28, www.tour-auto.com .
I/The 5/11/02 kick-off of the California
Mille features two days of motoring festivi
ties, including a "Century of San Francisco
Style," showing cars used by guests of
the Fairmont Hotel during the past 100
years, along with 2002 California Mille
participants' cars. Mario Andretti will
welcome the drivers and Andretti Winery
supplies the wine. Contact Martin
Swig at 415/561-8401, fax 415/5618422.
I/This year's New England
1000, 5/18-24/02, heads to Nova
Scotia, with overnights in Pictou,
Sydney and Halifax. Only 50 cars
will be accepted. Phone 800/6456069,
www.vintagerallies.com . (CT)
Alec Baldwin is the honorary chiefjudge
at the 5/25/02 Hamptons Concours
d'Elegance, benefiting the Carol M. Baldwin
Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc. Award
classes this year will include "Alternative-Fuel
Cars" and "Cars Under 950-cc." Event sponsor,
Kensington Motor Group, holds an auction
the same weekend. Phone 631/537-1868.
If Reserve your space in the 14th Annual
Monte Shelton Northwest Classic Motor
Rally, 8/8-11/02. This year's event tours western
Oregon. Contact Jim Gunter, 503/3824503,
fax 503/698-3097. (OR)
VConcorso Italiano, 8/16/02, has advance
spectator tickets until 6/30/02 at $50 each. This
year's sponsors include Girard-Perregaux,
Bonhams, Budget Car & Truck Rental, Fiat USA
and Meguiar's. 425/688-1903, fax 425/646-5458,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.concorso.com. (WA)
VHilton Head Island, SC, hosts its
first Concours d'Elegance on 11/3/02. More
than 8,000 are expected to attend the event,
which is sponsored by Lincoln, Jaguar and
the Hilton Head Marriott Beach and Golf
Resort. For concours entry/nomination forms,
phone 843/837-8832, fax 843/837-4276,
www.hiltonheadislandconcours.com . (SC)
I/Bonhams sold the 1954 Ferrari 375
Mille Miglia (S/N 0416AM) offered at the
Gstaad auction (February 2002, page 28),
12/18/01, for an amount in excess of $2 million.
The car will be added to an Italian
gentleman's comprehensive classic Ferrari
I/Corvette has been selected as the featured
marque for the 2002 Rolex Monterey
Historic Automobile Races, 8/16-18/02.
1/XKs Unlimited has released its new
catalog of Jaguar replacement parts, for all
A true friend of the hobby
1968, Ehrich developed an informed, progressive
corporate culture that led to his company
being featured in Hal Morgan and Kerry
Tucker's 1991 book, Companies that Care.
He was given the President's Service Award
by President Clinton in November 1999 for
his work in the area of encouraging parental
participation in their children's education.
He will be missed by all.•
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models from 1948 to the present. Copies are
available for $6 or free with a minimum purchase.
805/544-7864, fax 805/544-1664,
I/Barrett-Jackson has announced that
it will be expanding its presence in Europe in
2002 with three classic car auctions, conducted
in association with Coys of
Kensington. One new auction will be held at
Essen, Germany, in conjunction with the 14th
annual Techno-Classica Essen, 4/5-6/02. The
second will be held 9/21-22/02, the same weekend
of the inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans
Classique, at Le Mans, France. BarrettJackson's
second annual "Legende et Passion"
auction will be held 5/17/02 at the
Grimaldi Forum, Monaco. See www.coys.
co.uk or www.barrett-jackson.com .
I/Christie's has finalized its calendar of
English events for 2002, with dates as follows:
3/25/02, 6/10/02, 12/3/02. Each sale will be
held at the Jack Barclay Showroom, Nine Elms,
London. Phone (0)20 7389 2396, fax (0)20
7627 8917, www.christies.com . (UK)
I/Russo and Steele sold nearly 70% of
their consigned vehicles at their 1/18-19/02
Scottsdale sale, exceeding $4 million in sales.
Coverage in the April issue of SCM
I/The collector car hobby lost one of its
most influential figures when Terry Ehrich
died on January 10, 2002, at the Albany
Medical Center at the age of 60. Editor and
publisher of Hemmings Motor News since
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Dear SCM: Keith has done
me a great favor by buying his
Lotus. Ever since he started his
auction column in Auto Week, I
have been afraid to buy anything,
fearing the public ridicule that is
dished out to anyone who purchases
an overpriced, poorly
made, unloved car that has no
chance of ever appreciating in
But now he has a car that
meets that description, so in the
future, it will just be a case of the
pot calling the kettle black, and
that doesn't sting at all!
Seriously, though, I hope he
enjoys the car, but! suspect it will
make him wish he had never sold
his 911. Of all the stuff I own, my
stock '85 Carrera is my #1 daily
Steve Fox, via e mail
Dear SCM: No one wants to
lose money on a car, but frequently
your magazine has a bent towards
shying people away from cars
that they like and going towards
what will be profitable. Aren't
It doesn't take more
than a phone call to have
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you kind of affecting the market
in this way? Only sending people
towards cars that have historically
done well rather than directing
people to choose what they like
affects the diversity of what we'll
see in the future. I've been fortunate
to have many cars recently
that I sold for more than I paid
for them, but I've had some cars
that depreciated, too.
Isn't it better to enjoy cars
whether they make money or not?
I think so, and I don't think it
should be a contest to see who
can make the most money! If
someone has a hankering for a car
that will depreciate like an anchor,
encourage them to buy it! Let
them enjoy.—Tom McDermott,
Tom, at SCM we understand
that buying a car is often unequal
parts of desire and fiscal prudence.
Our job is to point out some
of the market considerations that
go into buying a classic car, and
you can decide how much weight
to give them.—ED.
Dear SCM:1 just received the
February issue and, well, you
have done it again. It keeps getting
better and better. And I am
glad that you seem to be attracting
more advertisers. That means
a viable SCM, and hopefully you
will eventually rival the larger
magazines from the UK. There is
a real need for a major sports car
magazine in North America.
I'm not so sure about the "soul"
of the Elan Keith parked in his
garage, though. Keep us all informed,
nonetheless. And while
you're at it, a once-a-year update
on the adventures of the new owner
of the much-maligned Ferrari 330
America would be much appreciated.—Branko
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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report their progress as we learn
Dear SCM: Years ago I used
to spend hours taking careful notes
on car conditions and estimating a
car's worth during contemporary
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auto auctions (repos and end-oflease
cars) in Baltimore, Maryland,
to figure out what was a good
deal and when to buy. Most of
the stuff tracked NADA's loan
value fairly predictably, but it was
something! did for fun and to get
into the auction action. The SCM
world, of course, is quite different,
given the variables of a 20plus-year-old
car. It's definitely
fun, though I have yet to attend a
major auction outside of the local
Mitch Silver show in Portland.
I like the insight you bring to
the car hobby. Several articles
seemed timed to purchases I was
considering at the moment. I recall
an article debating the worth of
salvaging a Ferrari 400i with electrical
engine fire damage (a V12 for
under $10k!). Earlier that week, I
had contacted someone advertising
a similarly disabled vehicle in
the local paper. I thought, given
my background in electrical engineering,
it couldn't be too hard a
project (it's all just wires!). Your
article boosted my experience
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curve, and cut short my idea of getting
the V12 running again—a fun
challenge, but a potential money pit
Your magazine gets me through
these periodic mental crises of cycling
the pros and cons of various
automotive purchases, and in the
end saves untold hours and money
working out the experience first
hand.—Joel G Chiang,
Dear SCM: In your December,
2001, issue you describe the
history of a 1951 Ferrari 340
America Berlinetta by Ghia, S/N
I know this car quite well, as I
tried to sell it in the Poulain Le Fur/
Sotheby's auction, December 18,
2000. It failed to sell because the
reserve price was too high, but we
had a real bid of $465,000, which
was $120,000 higher than the price
obtained by Christie's in Monterey,
August, 2001. If the owner of S/N
0148 AM would have accepted the
bid in December, 2000, he would
have made a profit of $120,000.
There was not $200,000
spent in restoration on this car,
but $60,000 altogether, thanks to
Paul Koot and Mario Galbiatti
for the body, and Michel Magnin
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for the mechanical work. They
did a great job.
It is also inexact to say all
Lampredi-engined V12 Ferraris
carry even chassis numbers. Think
about the first Europas or 375
Dear SCM: Please note that
Indian sold its Chiefs with the
hand-shifter mounted on either
the left or right side at the factory.
But the throttle was always
installed on the opposite side as
the shifter, as it would take a
pretty impressive rider to be able
to throttle back, shift to another
gear and throttle hard again with
the same hand.
Thanks again for including the
motorcycle marketplace in your
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Dear SCM: It took me awhile,
but I think I have some good advice
for anyone looking to purchase
a collector car (or any car)
on eBay or any other on-line site.
First, I noticed a pattern of
sellers that have enormous
amounts of positive feedback,
which would indicate that they
are honest. Do not make this assumption.
First, make your list of every
single detail that you want answered,
then e-mail the seller for
a response. As I discovered, they
will skip some questions that are
important, like "Are you the
owner of the car?", "How long
have you owned it?", "Has the
car ever been repainted?", "Are
you a dealer?", "Has the interior
been dyed?", "Does the air conditioning
work?", "Do you have
all the service records?", "Are all
gauges working properly?",
"Does it have all the correct equipment?",
But here is the most impor-
tant item: do not call the sellers
when they give you a telephone
number. They want you to. This
way your questions and the sellers'
answers are not documented.
Have them reply by e-mail.
Also, check their feedback,
then double check. So far, all the
ones with plenty of great feedback
had received them because
they were either purchasing items
and paid on time or they have sold
cheap items and sent them to their
customers. The big test has been
to look at every negative feedback
and e-mail the person. I have
found that four people had nightmares
to tell me about their unscrupulous
sellers. That was
enough for me not to bid.
Regards and keep up the most
interesting magazine that I have ever
read.—Gene Knight, via e
Dear SCM: I always turn to
Jim Schrager's "Porsche
Gesprach" column first. I've read
his recent book (Buying, Driving
and Enjoying the Porsche 356)
and admire his 356 knowledge but
I disagree with his assertion that
"stock is best" (December 2001,
page 61) My father bought "our"
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sunroof 356 in 1966, gave it to
me in '78 and I have spent the
last couple of years subtly improving
it. The results have
turned the C engine's modest 75
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115 bhp, making the car much
more enjoyable as a daily driver
in tough London traffic.
At the risk of sounding rude, I
know that Schrager is writing for
a group of readers who are "polishers":
fanatics who obsess about
originality, who clean under their
rarely driven trailer queens with
toothbrushes and get frothed up
about all that Kardex nonsense
and their car's value. Now I understand
they have little mechanical
interest so it is best they never
lift a bonnet. But stating that 356
engine improvements are risky is
inane. Of course, any engine rebuilt
incorrectly, be it a Ferrari,
Mercedes or Bentley, will go bang.
The correctly fitted 1720-cc aluminum
Shasta pistons in my
Porsche are superb examples of
top-flight American engineering.
The first modification I made
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improved dramatically and the
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was immediately firm at 850 rpm
and pick-up instantaneous. Now
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For over 50 years, American
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reader of yours, I was in shock
after reading Keith Martin's editorial
"Shuffling the Deck" (December
2001, page 6). I read it
again, then I looked at the cover.
Did I consume an excess amount
of my local vineyard product?
Was this satire? No, it appears
that you have exchanged two collectible
Italian cars for a car I believe
most Lotus people (and
Isuzu people) wouldn't be caught
dead in. Please assure your sports
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David, I've been rebuilding
and restoring cars since I
was 15 years old, and even
owned a restoration shop, Exotics
N. W, in 1990-92 (great
timing). There is an immense
sense of freedom in releasing
myselffrom the ongoing agony
that both the Ferrari and the
Lancia represented. Since I
failed to follow my own advice
of "buying the best car you
can," I fought both cars.
As other parts ofmy life, such
as spending time with my wife and
daughter, come to mean more to
me than hours spent removing,
sumps or pulling heads or changing
differentials, I want to have
cars that I can drive and enjoy
immediately. And I don't think I 'm
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As for the collectibility of the
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In the February issue, the
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Great publication! Please, more features of
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Love the magazine. The all-color auction
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I love the coverage of Italian and prewar
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Thanks for running the auction reports in
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I like the insight you bring to the car hobby.
Several recent articles seemed timed to purchases
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Carl Bomstead's reference to MG-TD owners
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SCM is indeed a magazine that has articles
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cott Walrath's goal is to turn his
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Walrath is accustomed to completing
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"The first thing a guy does, whether he
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but finally the car is in shreds and their
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that's taking up most of the garage."
In addition to turning bags of parts
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onto vintage cars. For example, one of
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riding in the car was like being stuck in
a sauna with all your clothes on.
Walrath removed the car's interior
and applied Koolmat, a thermal barrier,
to prevent heat from entering the
cockpit. This tightly woven fiberglass
mat with silicone is used on race cars
to keep the driver cool. Walrath formed
the $11.50 per square foot material
around the transmission tunnel,
firewall and floor, then reinstalled the interior.
Next the customer asked for air conditioning.
Walrath used components from Vintage Air,
a company that makes air conditioning for street
rods. "It worked slick as can be," he said.
Walrath built brackets to mount the compressor
on the engine and put the A/C switches in
place of the Healey's original heater pull knobs.
He replaced the Healey's factory heater box,
and saved all the original pieces. "The trick of
it is not to hack things up," Walrath explained,
"so if you want to go back to stock, you can."
Now the customer decided she wanted
cruise control. Walrath ran a cable to the carburetor
and concealed the activating button in
the Healey's ashtray.
Another customer is going even further with
a '34 Pontiac, which is being transformed into
a resto-rod in Walrath's shop. When finished,
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ries including air conditioning, power steering
and brakes, cruise control and stereo.
British and American cars are a specialty
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restoration. A '61 Austin-Healey BT7 and a
'56 Jaguar XK140 are the present British residents
in the shop. Walrath gets expert paint,
body, and mechanical help from his technician,
Walrath tries to keep customers involved,
especially by encouraging owners to search
for parts. Not only does this tend to boost the
car owner's interest in the project, it also keeps
Almost all of Performance's customers are
between 50 and 70 years old, with the time and
money to spend on restorations. "Older gentlemen
are smart enough to have two or three checking
accounts," Walrath said, "which prevents too
much scrutiny from significant others."
SCM subscriber Don Jacobs brought a '58
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"I always try to have three choices
for customers," Walrath said. "The
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and over the top." Jacobs wanted
something special so he picked the last
John Tanner does final assembly on Don Jacobs's Cory ette.
Performance's billing down.
Some customers with mechanical ability are
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"There're a lot of reasons that restorations
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It cost $2,000 just to rechrome the
grille. Walrath said customers tend to
spend more than they planned. "But
with old Corvettes, over-restored is
what everybody wants," he said.
Jacobs's Corvette fits that description.
The car's paint was removed with
sandpaper and a razor blade. Walrath
prepared the fiberglass body, and sealed
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urethane primer, and block sanded it.
Next came the base coat and the clear coat. The
Corvette body was block sanded again, and two
more clear coats applied. The job was fmished
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"If we can't paint a car better than GM did
in 1958," Walrath said, "we'd better go home."
The restored Corvette has a red body with
white coves, white top and white sidewall tires.
Owner Jacobs described himself as "very satisfied."
Performance gets its customers by word of
mouth. The shop has not advertised yet, but the
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ntroduced in Europe in 1987, Ferrari's newest supercar
was a shock to the senses. An engineering tour-de-force,
the F40 combined raw-edged radical styling with stateof-the-art
engine, body and chassis design.
Driving one is a visceral experience, hammering
the senses with brutal acceleration, go-kart-quick reflexes
and a howling exhaust note that pierces your very
being. The experience is addictive, a powerful narcotic for
the soul of a driver.
More than anything, it's the car's purpose that underlines
the experience. Few concessions are made to creature
comforts—no radio, no carpets, no power windows, not
even door panels. Instead, racing seats with red Nomex covers
clarify the point, which is—of course—absolute uncompromising
Cost-no-object engineering produced a specification that
still seems state of the art today, more than 14 years later—
such as the carbon fiber and Kevlar reinforced steel space-frame chassis
with composite body panels. The car's Evoluzione twin turbo and
intercooled, four-cam, port-injected V8 engine is controlled by a raceproven
Weber-Marelli engine management system. Formula One-sized
wheels and tires benefit from tremendous wind tunnel induced dovvnforce.
Few cars today can match its 200-mph top speed;
0 to 60 times were reported in the 3-second range.
The vendor of this US-delivery car is also its
original owner. An aficionado of Italian cars, as
well as a personal acquaintance of Enzo Ferrari,
Mr. Copanos has nonetheless resisted the urge to
drive it, choosing to preserve this example in pristine
showroom condition—the odometer attests
to the fact that it has been driven just 192 miles
since new. As a '91 model, it also benefits from the
many updates made by the factory since the official
introduction of the F40 into the US market the
Original list price
This car sold for $344,300, including commission,
at the RAI Monterey auction, held August
The F40 is without a doubt the most exciting
street Ferrari to ever come out of Maranello. Its
race car level of trim and brutal, turbocharged performance makes even
the F50 seem tame. At the same time, the F40 is well mannered, air
conditioned and civilized enough to drive around town. Such is its nature
—fire and ice in one package.
Laguna Seca Raceway was the scene of my first encounter with an
F40 driven in anger An expertly driven one spanked all of the Ferrari
street cars and passed several of the Ferrari race cars. It was elegant yet
ferocious, a true descendant of Ferrari 's best offerings.
The next day I saw the same F40 with a middle-aged gentleman
piloting an older lady through the Fisherman's Wharf area of San Francisco.
Pointing and talking, he idled the half-million-dollar tour bus
through the congested streets. While the 201-mph Ferrari looked totally
out of place performing this pedestrian duty, there was no overheating,
fouling of spark plugs or embarrassing displays of supercar tempera-
ment. I'm sure the owner 's only anxious moments were getting his mother
in and out of the deep bucket seats and explaining why he had spent more
money on this one car than the total cumulative value of every house she
had ever lived in.
On the frame in the front
compartment under the washer bottle
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Ferrari Owner's Club, 8642 Cleta St.,
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On the top of the engine in the
front by the water pump
Ferrari Club of America,
Introduced at the height of the 1980s priceft-enzy, the rampant speculation
on the F40 epitomized the era. By the time
the F40 hit the US shores the "market" price
was already established While list price was somewhere
in the $250k range, European cars were
selling for a cool million dollars. American dealers
bumped that a bit and started cutting deals.
Dealer profits were obscene, but so was the speculators
'greed A Northeastern dealer reportedly
built a new showroom on the profit from their
Within months of the first F40 deliveries, the
collector car market began to collapse. Speculators
walked awayfrom their deposits as the market
price slipped under their contracted prices.
Dealers adjusted the contracts as the prices fell,
but by the time the last new F40s were delivered,
they could be bought at list price.
F40s are not rare by Ferrari standards. It
was implied that the F40 would be a limited-production model, but with
1,311 cars built, F40 production exceeded every Ferrari model built
before it except the Testarossas, Dinos and 308 series cars. As a comparison,
there were 1,291 Daytonas, 350 275 GTB/4s and only 272 288
Despite its relatively large production, the F40 remains a highly
sought-after car There are very few on the market at any given time. Its
dual-purpose race car/collector car status ensures customers for both
driver-quality and collector-quality cars. The F40 is a special car that
should remain valuable for the foreseeable future. The $344,300 paid
for John Copanos 's F40 was a shade less than it might bring today,
proving that even in Monterey, and even when spending nearly 350
large, you can still get a bit of a bargain.—Steve Ahlgrim
(Historic data courtesy of auction company.)•
1991 Ferrari F40
by Michael Sheehan
456s and 550s: lust Used Cars
he 550 Maranello and 456 GT
and GTA are today's state-ofthe-art
grand touring Ferraris,
offering supercar performance
in a luxurious and very stylish
package. Yet in the last year
these cars have dropped drastically in value.
Today, real money for a 1995 456 GT with
low miles, good colors and full service is
about $95,000 while a 1997 550 with the
same features will sell for about $150,000,
both down about $40,000 in the last year.
Further, less-than-perfect cars are taking
a real hit. At the eBay/Kruse auction in
Scottsdale, a yellow, partial respray, nonmileage-verified,
lease-return (how's that for
a list of attributes) 1997 456 GT (S/N
100270) sold on Saturday for $88,250, and
was resold on Sunday for $94,350 (page 33).
I wouldn't want to be the one trying to resell
Of course, all new cars, even Ferraris, depreciate.
But this recent drop has been hastened
by a recession centered on the hightech
industries and the drop in the NASDAQ.
The consensus among dealers is that high-
1999 355 F1 Berlinetta - Titanium on Black leather, 9k
miles, Fl transmission, local car, fully serviced, eligible
for FNA pre-owned warranty program.
1995 911 C4 Coupe - Red on Blk leather, 6-speed,
26k miles, all-wheel drive, sunroof, factory security
system, Sport seats, Alpine CD stereo, one owner,
books/records, 30k service by dealer, local trade.
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tech whiz-kids in their 20s, 30s and early 40s
made up a solid 25 percent of the recent new
Ferrari buyers. Many have left the market
until their businesses recover.
trage and bought, converted and imported
Euro cars, making that many more cars available
in our market.
Additionally, both the 550 and the 456 are
near the end of their production run and will
be replaced soon. This means many of those
who can afford to play are waiting for the latest
new toy and have already had, and often
sold, their 456 or 550, adding more cars to the
Remember that few people use their new
Ferraris on a daily basis. They are more often
purchased as a statement of success. And
somehow, bragging about "getting a good deal
on a used, lease-return 456" doesn't carry
the same panache as saying, "I cashed in a
few options and went down to Ferrari of
Seattle to pick up my new 360 Modena
While Ferrari now builds world cars, with
identical emissions and safety equipment
wherever they are sold, the cost of a new
550 or 456 is much more in the US than in
Europe. Many enthusiasts and entrepreneurs
have taken advantage of this Ferrari arbi-
The good news, of course, is that if your
reasons for owning a 456 or 550 extend beyond
impressing the parking lot attendant at
Spago, these cars are becoming really good buys.
Furthermore, with a 550 at $150,000 approaching
the value of a good Daytona (about
$125,000) and a 456 GT at $95,000 (not too
much over the price of a good 365 GTC/4 at
$60,000). I believe that both the 550 and the
456 are nearing the bottom of their depreciation
cycles. Post-1970s serial-production
Ferraris seem to find a level and just stay there,
like 308 GTSs at $25,000-$30,000 or firstgeneration
Testarossas in the $40,000-$60,000
It is my prediction that within a year a
1997 US-model 550 Maranello will bottom
out at about $125,000 while a similar 456 will
stabilize at about $75,000. For the user, both
offer one hell of a lot of performance for not a
lot of money—and if properly taken care of,
will suffer very little from further
1999 355 F1 Spider - Two to choose from. Yellow on
Black, 6k miles, local trade. Tour de France Blue on
Tan, 8k miles, local trade.
1996 F355 Spider - Red on Tan leather, 12k miles.
6-speed, recent major service performed by Ferrari of
Seattle, eligible for FNA pre-owned warranty program.
2000 550 Maranello - Black on Black leather, 900
miles, 250 GT rear shelf, Daytona seat trim, Silver
brake calipers, Tubi exhaust, includes remainder of
1995 F355 Spider - Verde Silverstone (Dark green)
on Tan leather, 10k miles, 6-speed, polished factory
wheels, recent major service by Ferrari of Seattle,
eligible for FNA pre-owned warranty program.
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1957 Maserati A6G2000 Gran Sport Spider
Chassis number: 2197
ccording to factory records supplied
by the ever-helpful Maserati
expert Ermanno Cozza, this desirable
car left the factory on February
22, 1957, and was delivered
new to Maserati's California
dealer, M. Rezzaghi. Records show that the car was
next owned in 1959 by M.C. Valdez of San Diego
and further evidence shows that it was owned by
William Victor Hahn, also of San Diego, from June
1972 onwards. Claudio Zampoli of 1990's Cizeta
Moroder 18-cylinder fame then owned it for a
decade, during which it sat apart in his Los Angeles
dealership before he sold it to Oliver Kuttner, a wellknown
aficionado of Italian exotica.
In 1987 it was purchased by Jay Jessup, who
described its condition at the time as a rolling basket
case. The body was in primer and showed no evidence of any accident
damage—not the slightest door ding in fact—and there was no rust in the
frame. Restoration began and all missing parts were either located or made
to be as close to the original as possible.
As the car's rarity and appeal became clear, the previous goal of
simply turning it into a runner was upgraded to a
full-blown restoration. The process was assigned
to Rob Stewart, a very experienced and meticulous
Charlottesville, Virginia, area restorer who
traveled to England to examine another Frua Spider,
S/N 2123, to help with this restoration.
Once the restoration was completed in 1993,
the car was awarded no less than that year's
First in Class at Pebble Beach, First in Class at
Reading in 1994 and again at Meadow Brook
the same year.
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
The car then took a break from the concours
stage before reappearing at the 2000 Monterey
This car sold for $341,000, including buyer 's premium, at the Christie's
Pebble Beach sale, held August 19, 2001.
Maserati Club International, Box 1015,
Mercer Island, WA 98040
$1,000 or make your own
Plate riveted to firewall
Stamped on engine block
Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina
Cabriolet Series I
weekend at the Maserati celebrations around the Monterey Peninsula.
As the venerable Pebble Beach Concours office has a rule that no car
should be re-admitted during a 10-year time span, the owner did not
expect to partake in 2000. However, two months before the show the
Concours staff called, explaining that the car's presence was very much
desired. It did very well in the Concours, finishing third in class despite
the now older repaint and the briefest of pre-Concours preparation. The
presence of just-restored, exceptional Maseratis from all over the world
made the result that much better. The car was seen that memorable
weekend by the current owner, himself a Concours champion, and a deal
was struck to purchase it.
The condition today is still extremely good and the car has immense
visual presence. The panel fit is excellent and the bodywork smooth and
graceful. With immaculate chromework and polished Borrani wire wheels,
the Maserati is both pretty and purposeful. The interior has been fully
retrimmed. The red painted dash and machine-turned aluminum instrument
binnacle with Jaeger gauges have very strong visual appeal. The
odometer shows just 802 miles, which is probably the distance the car
has traveled since the restoration was completed.
If any car enthusiast or collector needs more proof of the Italian
genius for bending metal into beautiful shapes, look no further than
this ravishing roadster. Despite a reputation for temperament in the
engine compartment—the two-liter engine
shared many of the components of Maserati
race cars—the upside of this twin-cam, dualignition
150-bhp unit was performance that
made the A6G2000 the fastest road-going
Maserati to date. With the Spider bodywork by
Frua, certainly it ranks as the most attractive
one as well.
As Christie 's catalog mentions, the meticulous
restoration resulted in a fistful of welldeserved
concours wins for this car when first
restored. It proved its competitiveness a few
years later by taking yet another prize at Pebble,
which is the World Series of concours d 'elegances.
These are definitely cars for the connoisseur, and make even lowproduction
Ferraris appear common by comparison. The chassis as
well as the alloy body is handcrafted, performance with the two-liter
engine is unquestionably spirited, while the overall elegance and dash
of the car 's design speaks for itself In a sense, these cars are in a class
The selling price? At SCM, we continue to say that collectors are
rarely disappointed when they pay a top price and get a top car Here is
a two-time Pebble Beach prize winner, with a documented history. As
anyone who has been involved with the emotionally and financially draining
restoration process will tell you, it is so much better to be able to buy
a done car, providing it was done right, as this car was.
Our wish now for this car would be to see it retired from the precious
world of top-flight concours competition, and to be seen again on the
road. Surely every vintage rally everywhere would welcome this Frua
Spider; and wouldn't we all enjoy seeing it once again at speed, on the
open road, where it was born to be.—Dave Brownell
(Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)•
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Market Review at Buyer's Guide
Chassis number: AR1410753
Engine number: AR0051258160
A most attractive and sought-after post-war Alfa, this early
left-hand drive "roundtail" 1750 Spider Veloce was recently imported into
the UK from South Africa. The car is reported to be in good condition
mechanically, with very good bodywork and paintwork, and a good original
interior and top. The car also has a new exhaust system and tires.
This car soldfor $10,865, including buyer 's premium, at the Bonhams
& Brooks Beaulieu sale on September 9, 2001. This price is within
SCM's estimate of $9,000 to $12,500, and represents a solid investment.
The symmetric Duetto, with its tapered front and rear available in
the US in model years 1967 and 1969 (called a Spider Veloce), is something
of a cult piece. The 1967 models are more highly prized because
they carry dual Weber carburetors instead of the SPICA mechanical fuel
injection, which was introduced on the 1969 USspecification
1750 Spiders (series 105.62). Another
roundtail attraction is its lack of the "comfort and
convenience" accessories—air conditioning,
power windows and side mirrors—that came to
weigh down later versions of the Spider A Webercarbureted
Duetto is the lightest, most sporting
and most easily maintained of the Alfa Spiders
imported into the US since 1967.
modern classic by Pininfarina, the simple yet
elegant Spider bodywork premiered in the US on
the 1967 1.6-liter Duetto would prove enduringly
popular, lasting into the 1990s. The Spider's
mechanics were essentially those of the Giulia
sedan, comprising independent front suspension,
a coil-suspended live rear axle and four-wheel servo-assisted disc
brakes, while the engine was the Giulia Sprint GTV's 1.6-liter,
double-overhead camshaft four. The US-market Duetto was made
for just one year before being superseded in 1969 by the 1.8-liter
1750 Spider Veloce, which carried the same symmetrical bodywork
as the Duetto (due to EPA and DOT regulations, there was no 1968
or 1970 model year for Alfa in the US). In 1971, the 1750's "round
tail" was modified with the "sawed-off' Kamm-type tail, which
would characterize the successor 2000 model.
When the Alfetta models were introduced in 1975, only a Sprint and
Berlina appeared, and enthusiasts wondered where the new Spider was.
In 1972 Pininfarina had proposed a replacement for the Duetto and
intended it to appear with the Alfetta Berlina and Sprint, but there were
simply no funds for its development. The Pininfarina Alfetta Spider prototype
is now housed in Alfa's museum at Arese.
Original list price
Although elegant, the Duetto almost-bumperless
nose and tail sections proved overly susceptible to
damage, and the later squared-off "Kamm" tail gave
Alfa's engineers a more substantial body structure
from which to suspend functional bumpers.
As the auction catalog copy suggests, the Alfa Spiders derivedfrom the
original Duetto achieved one ofthe longest-production runs ofany marque,
spanning 28 years. European taste for the model soured long before the
American attraction, and the model ended its run as a US-only "Commemorative
Spider" The reason for the Spider .'s longevity has much less
to do with enduring design than Alfa's marketing incompetence, however
From the mid-'60s to the middle of the '90s, Alfa blunderedfrom model to
model, using a trial-and-error approach that eventually sapped the company
of its resources and kept it from updating its venerable Spider Also,
Alfa's various approaches to US-mandated smog and safety regulations
always seemed to be ofthe Band-Aid, "what 's the least we can do?" variety
rather than an overall, thoughtful approach.
(all roundtail cars, all markets)
So American enthusiasts, who since the middle 1950s had been accustomed
to driving Alfa Spiders that featured state-of-the-art engines
and suspensions, were saddled with the increasingly heavy, unattractive,
outdated two-liter cars of the '80s and '90s.
Expensive surprises are few with a well-kept roundtail. Finding unbent
front and rear decklids can be difficult, and used
stainless steel bumpers and reflective rear "lollipops"
in good condition are costly.
$ 9,000-$ 12,500
Flat boss just to the rear
of the distributor
AROC, 10 Raskin Road,
Morristown, NJ 07960
Fiat 124 Spider,
OSCA 1600 Spider, MGB
But the mechanicals are robust, with parts
available from a variety of sources. Best of all,
with long-legged gearing and a well-designedfivespeed
gearbox, these cars are comfortable cruising
at 75 mph all day long, something that can not
often be said for $10,000 1960s sports cars.
Roundtail Spiders can be upgraded to later
two-liter engines relatively easily, and while the
performance is definitely increased, something
quite wonderful is lost in the change: the sound
and feel of the 1600-cc and 1779-cc engine with
itsfree-revving characteristics. Somehow the two-liter engines exchanged
increased horsepower for a feeling of mechanical ponderousness.
There is something virginal about the early Duettos: the sense of
a true sports car unspoiled by the rough hands of marketers or
advertisers. The Duetto is about as close to a pure sports car as you
can get, especially if cars like the Morgan or MGB are a bit too
Spartan. The new owner can reasonably anticipate many miles of
pleasant motoring, with little fear of mechanical complications. And
because of its seminal design, which looks better with each passing
year, a good Duetto or Spider Veloce is likely to be a fine long-term
(Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)•
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1969 Alfa 1750 Spider Veloce
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1960 Jaguar XK 150 DHC
Chassis number: S838844DN
aguar turned the motoring world upside-down and inside-out
when it introduced the XI( 120 in 1948. It
combined a powerful 160-bhp twin-cam straight-six
with the most sensuous body ever seen on a production
automobile. The combination of the 120-mph top speed,
beauty and value had the celebrities lining up for their
copies. Basic specifications called for mating the gorgeous
3.4-liter twin-cam engine to a four-speed Moss gearbox.
Front suspension was independent by torsion bars, while the
driven solid rear axle was suspended—and located—by longitudinal
A fixed-head coupe and a drophead coupe soon joined the
original OTS (open two-seater). In 1954, the XK 120 was superceded
by the more luxurious XK 140, which adopted the 190-bhp engine as its
base power plant and offered much more comprehensive bumper protection.
Using the cylinder head from the Le Mans-winning C-type, the
Special Equipment XK 140 often referred to as the MC—was propelled
by a 210-bhp version of the lusty 3.4-liter engine.
The final iteration of the classic Jaguar XK came along in 1957 with
the XK 150. The 3.4-liter engine remained essentially unchanged, as did
the 102-inch wheelbase. However, the extensive alterations to the body
made this look almost like an entirely new car, although the Jaguar family
resemblance was still striking. The big news, though, was that every XK
150 came standard with four-wheel disc brakes, the innovation that had
helped the famed Coventry marque conquer Le Mans repeatedly. Like
the XK 140 it replaced, the 150 was offered from the onset in open twoseater,
fixed-head coupe, and drophead coupe
forms. Arguably the most elegant of the XK 150
line, the drophead offered greater comfort and superior
weather protection than the OTS model.
This spectacular XK 150 was delivered new
to Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1960. Although
it has always been a Canadian car, it is absolutely
rust-free. In the mid-'90s, the car was stripped to
the base metal and refinished in gleaming British
Racing Green. The owner proudly states that the
body was prepared by "an English panel beater"
who used only lead solder in those instances where
filler was required. Inside, the interior is trimmed
in tan leather and the top is of black mohair cloth.
To set off the gleaming rich green paint and contrasting
tan upholstery, the car rolls on correct 16inch
chrome wire wheels.
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
Although this genuine, three-owner, 83,000-mile car has never required
any major mechanical work or restoration, it has had a complete
overhaul of the braking system, a new fuel tank and stainless steel
exhaust. The original 3.4-liter engine runs beautifully and the overdrive
Moss gearbox is in fine fettle.
In every respect, this is an excellent example of a most sought-after
British classic, in a most appealing color scheme. This car is perfect to
tour, show, or simply covet.
This car sold at no reserve for $29,900, including buyer 's premium,
at the Bonhams & Brooks Quail Lodge sale, held August 17, 2001.
The most striking feature of the XK 150 drophead coupe is that there
really isn't any collectible car that is directly comparable. With more than
200 horses on tap, an all-day cruising capability at speeds over 100
mph, four-wheel disc brakes more than able to rein those horses in and
a spacious, leather-trimmed interior fitted with luxurious wood and a
lined convertible top, it was really the first true convertible touring car It
certainly wasn't a sporting automobile; leave that to its 2CK 120 and fiLV
140 predecessors. This was, in fact, the convertible version of the executive-express
sports sedan, the Mark 1, that Jaguar created during the
Plate riveted to engine compartment
firewall on right side of car
The XK 150 was fatter, heavier and less responsive—one of the
period road tests called it "podgy"—than other two-seat sports cars of
the day But it was also more reliable and more
comfortable while giving up nothing in top speed.
Ifyou 're thinking of taking a thousand-mile tour
among New England's forests or the mountains
of Colorado, this is the car for you. Just don't
expect to make fastest time of day in the Jaguar
Stamped on engine block above
Jaguar Clubs of North America,
Jaguar XK 140 DHC,
Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8, AC Ace Bristol,
Porsche 356B Cabriolet,
Aston Martin DB2/4 DHC
Buying an XK 150 should be done very carefully.
Philip Porter, one of the world's experts on
all things Jaguar, says, "buying an XK is a highrisk
sport... The cars are without doubt among
the most difficult to restore."
If any rust is encountered, bodywork can be
complicated and expensive, and it takes a Jaguar
specialist to do a decent job of rebuilding
mechanical systems. Even with everything intact,
at 83,000 miles this car is going to need a full
mechanical overhaul soon, though the buyer can probably expect two
years or so of decent use. At least the paint and bodywork have already
On the other hand, when bidding stalls at $29,000, it's time to get the
paddle up. For the price of an average Austin-Healey, this buyer got a
marvelous car to drive and enjoy until he decides to restore it or sell it.—
(Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)•
By Gary Anderson
Addressing the Mysteries of British Car Ownership
Trading Into A Tin-Top
ear Mr. Anderson: I have a
1952 Morgan +4 Special that I
plan to sell in part to fund the
purchase of an early Jaguar
XK-series fixed-head coupe. I
like the design ofthefixed-head
coupe but am a little concerned about how
drivable it might be. Can you give me any
directives on what to look for in a fixed-head
coupe? I like the 120 best but am wondering if
the 140 or 150 might be a better choice?—Paul
Davidson, Potomac, Maryland
First off, you will be selling an open roadster
and replacing it with a tin-top, which means
no more wind in your hair and sun in your face
but, of course, you knew that.
120 might have a little more appreciation potential.
If you do decide to buy, you should be
most concerned about the quality of the wood
interior. Finding a good craftsman to restore a
poor interior will be challenging, and the work
will be expensive. Second in order of concern,
check the panels and frame carefully for any
signs of rust or badly done body repairs. While
bodymen with Jaguar experience can be found,
repairs can eat up money in a hurry. Mechanical
problems are not of as much concern, though
you should want to make sure all the parts are
there and the car has the right engine, transmission
and accessories. Don't shy away from
paying more than the Price Guide numbers for
a good car. You'll still come out far ahead when
compared to dragging home a project.
On the other hand, since you're already
used to squirming into the Moggie, perhaps
we don't need to warn you about the similar
ergonomic shortcomings of the Jaguar XK 120.
Both share the particularly British attitude that
steering wheels should be at least 17 inches in
diameter and positioned within inches of the
driver's thighs and chest.
If you are prepared to seal
yourself into a coupe and are
interested in drivability, I would
lean towards the 140. Think of
the 120 as the show prototype
that it really was, and the 140
as the practical version. On the
exterior, functional bumpers, a
sturdier grille and a few trim
pieces were about the only
changes. On the inside, however,
the changes were more
fundamental. The pedal box
was expanded and the steering
was repositioned so that the
wheel is closer to the dashboard
and a little higher, giving the
driver more clearance. Other
than that, the 140 has the same
lovely wood fascia of the 120
and, of course, the lovely
Dear Mr. Anderson: Jam considering selling
my 1959 Turner 950 Sport before it possibly
depreciates. I can't find any good information
regarding values of Turners. I'm the second
owner, and have completely redone it, including
rebuilding the 1275-cc engine and
transmission and ouOtting it with larger car-
Turner, these cars aren't listed in any standard
price guide because they were built and imported
into the United States in such small numbers
that they almost never show up in public sales.
Furthermore, since they were built primarily to
be used in racing, they were frequently modified
before or after sale, so it would be difficult
to develop any consistent guidelines on values.
Turner specialists estimate that only about
300 survive today from the entire 1953-65 history
of the company. Jack Turner, who designed
and built the cars, believed he was the first to
engineer a production car with a fiberglass body.
I'd recommend that you get a professional
appraiser in your area who is familiar with
unusual sports cars and vintage racing cars to
give you a valuation.
However, I think you may be disappointed
in the value he's going to assign to it. If I were
doing the appraisal, I would probably relate
the car to a Bugeye Sprite, which is of the
same vintage, looks similar and has much the
same performance. From there, the value would
vary with condition, but would likely be between
$8,000 and $15,000.
You didn't mention which
engine was original to this car.
Culshaw and Horrobin's Catalogue
of British Cars, one of the
few references that lists Turners,
indicated that those produced in
1959 might have had either a BMC
A-series or Coventry Climax engine.
That would have some effect
on the value, with the Coventry
engine worth more.
If depreciation is your only
concern, I wouldn't be in a rush
to sell it. Collector cars like this
one only depreciate due to physical
deterioration, though their values
might fluctuate slightly from
year to year.
The MC 140 is more practical than the 120, but with less financial upside.
sweeping fender lines that were drawn in so
many schoolboys' notebooks in the early '50s.
We discuss the XK 150 on the previous page;
in my mind it's not in the same category as the
120/140, being more of a luxury cruising convertible
than a sports car.
buretors, as well as inserting a new interior
and sanding and painting the fiberglass body.
The original engine and transmission would
go with it.—Charles Macauley, Westport, CT
The 120 and 140 dropheads generally have
similar prices, though, being the original, the
It is impossible to assign value to a car without
seeing it, and always difficult to assign value
to a limited-production car. In the case of the
events in your area. The experience would be
enjoyable and the visibility might just attract
someone who would be willing to pay a reasonable
price for the car.
If you do decide to sell it, I'd
suggest you clean it up and exhibit
it at one of the concours
Mr Anderson is publisher of British Car
magazine. Please direct your English car questions
to email@example.com; fax 650/9499685.•
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1959 Porsche 356A Super Cab
Chassis number: 151032
n 1959 Porsche concluded the run of
the 356A cars, with their distinctive
"droopy" front fenders, lower headlights
and low bumpers.
Even though the Cabriolet appears
to share the panels of the Speedster,
in fact their bodies have almost nothing in
common. In further contrast to the Spartan
Speedster, the Cabriolet was built with a
taller windscreen and raised top frame to
accommodate drivers of normal stature, rollup
windows and more comfortable seats. The
Cabriolet has the dash and fittings of the
coupe, rather than the hooded three-dial instrument
panel and austere interior trim and
accessories of the Speedster. The luxurious,
fully padded top of the Cabriolet is also in
stark contrast to the Speedster's simple unlined
Approximately 3,367 356A Cabs were built
during its four-year life span (1956-59) and the
refined and elegant Cabriolet proved to be nearly as popular as the Speedster.
In the US, where the weather was agreeable and racing was a part of the
intended use, the Speedster was king. In Europe, the Cabriolet far outsold
its stablemate. As a more useable and multi-purposed car, the Cabriolets
have always been highly sought after by collectors worldwide.
The example pictured here has benefited from a thorough restoration,
which has included a fully rebuilt Super 1600 engine and new tan
paintwork with the correct black leather interior. We understand that
this lovely example is in fully sorted mechanical condition, is cosmetically
excellent and an overall very solid example.
The car described here sold for $34,100, in-
eluding buyer 's premium, at RM's Arizona Biltmore
auction on January 18, 2002.
Color is, of course, an emotive and personal
thing, but to my eye it was a pleasure to see this
early Porsche painted in something other than white,
red, silver or black However, there did seem to be
a touch too much green in the Stone Gray, and it
appeared, through a stone chip, that this car might
have once been Signal Red.
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
The car appeared very correct throughout, had
excellent door and panel fit (the doors closed with
that nice bank-vault "ka-lick" that Porsches are
famous for) and was cosmetically hard to criticize.
Being a Cabriolet added to its collector value
over a coupe but the more sporting Speedsters are
still the darlings of the 356A models. The 1600 Super
engine hanging out the back is another bonus. While
mal produced 60 DIN brake horsepower at 4,500 rpm,
was good for 75 horsepower at 5,000 rpm. Fifteen or
seem like a lot, but it makes a difference in the lightweight
upping the top speed from 100 mph to 110 mph and chopping the 0 to 60
time down to the 11-second range. Suspension remained unchanged,
with well-developed swing axles at the rear and transverse torsion bars
all around. Although some claimed this made for tricky handling, to the
adventurous Porsche enthusiast this was yet another skill to be mastered
As with most all cars ofthe '50s, foreign and domestic, rust is the enemy
Rocker panels, door posts, floor pans and the myriad nooks and crannies
that give Porsche coachwork such rigidity and integrity are all vulnerable to
the dreaded tinworm. This car sufferedftom no such problems, though, and
this was reflected in the selling price.
Stamped in rear-most engine case,
between generator and crankshaft pulley
Under front hood on
Jaguar XK 140 drophead coupe,
Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible, MGA
the 1600 Northe
so horses may not
356 Registry, Barbara Skirmants,
27244 Ryan Rd., Warrren,
MI 48092; 810/558-3692
The new owner of this Porsche bought a nice
example at a fair retail market level. The fact
that it was offered at an auction that had most
people waiting and watching for six-figure bidding
may have helped it stay at a rational price
level, as happened with several other very clean
and show-ready sports cars at the Biltmore that
Why has it failed to
another auction block,
hands of an appreciative
(Historic data and
Additional notes supplied by Jim Schrager:
This car appeared familiar to me, and upon
checking my archives I found it had sold at Barrett-Jackson
2001 for $38,000, and then at Kruse
Auburn in Spring of 2001, to a dealer, for $28,090.
Thus begins another auction mystery.
While not a Porsche Club concours winner,
this is a handsome car; with no apparent needs.
find a permanent home? Will we see it again on
or has it finally landed, as it deserves, in the
photo courtesy of auction company)•
C21C4: Investment or Mechanical Boondoggle?
ear Mr. Schrager: I 've recentlyfounda 1991911 all-wheeldrive
convertible for sale. It is a black-on-black, 32,000mile,
well-tended used car with conditionfully appropriate
for its mileage. The owner is asking $39,000, roughly in line
with the Kelley Blue Book value of $38,000. Do you have
any opinions about the build quality, collectibility, and
upside potential for such a car? Are there any mechanical "gotchas" to be
wary of with these models? When I test-drove this car, it impressed me as
being very fast, very pretty and actually a bit easier to drive than some of
the other 911s I have sampled, thanks to a less biting oversteer, presumably
due to the AWD. Any thoughts, comments or warnings you have would be
of great interest to me.—B.M., Hillsboro, OR
Leaks between the heads and cylinders can be costly.
allowed to move within chambers filled with silicone grease. A neat idea,
but they don't hold up and often have to be replaced with a standard
flywheel. This repair runs $3,000 or so.
The C4 offers all-wheel drive and impressive power
Dear B.M.: The 1989 Carrera 4 was a breakthrough car for Porsche.
The first series-production all-wheel-drive 911 variant, it introduced the
largest flat-six engine made for street use. At 3.6 liters and 247 hp, the engine
was bigger and more powerful than the first 911 Turbos, and of course,
without turbo lag. In addition to big power and four-wheel drive, the C4 had
the first styling tweaks since the 1978 911SC, including soft, deformable
front and rear bumpers, revised taillamps, and new wheels with a sevenspoke
silver-painted alloy known as the "Design 90" rim. Changes were
significant under the skin, with coil springs rather than torsion bars to
suspend all four wheels, a first for the rear-engined street cars.
Given all the new ideas, I suppose it was fair to assume there would
be some problems. And for the first few years of production, there were
two worrisome areas in both the C4 and the two-wheel-drive sister
ships, the C2. Most expensive are leaks between the cylinders and
heads. Symptoms are low compression readings or oil leaks. This is a big
deal, as the fix requires new style pistons and cylinders. These redesigned
parts, together with machine work on the heads, enlarges the
cylinder-to-head mating surface.
Porsche was very generous with original owners and even second
buyers on cars with low miles, so check to see if it has been done. If you
have to make this fix on your own, the costs can easily exceed $6,000.
The second area of concern is the "dual mass" flywheel, which is
intended to dampen driveline vibrations from the transmission. It is, as
you can imagine from the name, a flywheel with dampening elements
Both problems were resolved on cars built after June 1991. How
certain is it that these problems will surface on earlier cars? The flywheel
problem is more typical than the cylinder head problem, but in
reality, no one knows the incidence of the defects.
As to collectibility, right now the C2s and C4s are just used cars. Their
value will continue to fall as newer and more capable Porsches are built. At
some point, they may gain in value again, but it is too early to know if or
when that will happen. Because of their problems, the C2/C4 cars (internally
known as the 964 model) may get stuck with a bad reputation. This
happened to the 1975-77 2.7-liter 911 cars and has kept their value depressed,
even though many of these cars have been updated. So far, there
has been little easing of the depreciation curve for the 964 cars.
I would not buy any late-model Porsche production road car for appreciation.
For a car to drive, especially as the price eases and the repairs noted
above are made on someone else's watch, I would gladly own and enjoy a
Carrera 4 in the inclement Midwestern weather I drive in. But we have a
way to go yet before the annual depreciation gets near zero. Perhaps the C4
will fall into the $15,000-$18,000 range and find some support there, as did
the 911SC cars. However, the SC has a positive reputation for durability
that helps as the miles roll up; the jury is still out on the C2/C4 models.
Assuming no other large problems crop up as the C2/C4s age, when
their depreciation curve flattens out, a well-kept one will be a good buy.
But again, not for appreciation, rather for an enormous amount of value
for the dollars spent.
Fax your Porsche questions to 503/253-2234, or e-mail them to
firstname.lastname@example.org . •
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1967 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
SOLD - $80,300
Collector Car Auction
April 26,27 & 28
Celebrating 20 Years of Service to the Collector
Held At The Mel Tullis Theater
1949 Cadillac Convertible
SOLD - $42,000
Twenty years ago the first gavel dropped under a tent in the small town of Branson,
Missouri signaling the beginning of a tradition of excellence. Thirty-two auctions and
10,000 car sales later the changes are as remarkable as they are evident. Branson has
exploded into an entertainment capitol within an eight-hour drive of two thirds of the
population of the United States. The Branson Collector Car Auction has grown into a
national event attracting buyers and sellers from across the country. Our premiere
location, The 2,700 seat Mel Tillis Theater, is a luxurious and comfortable venue where
important investment decisions can be made with confidence. As always, we will treat
every participant with the honesty and a level of cooperation that has been our
hallmark from the beginning, continuing our commitment to a tradition of excellence.
1964 Jaguar Series I XICE
SOLD - $26,700
Three hundred collector cars will be accepted for the sale, commencing on Friday at
2 P.M. with fifty. Saturday and Sunday we will begin our sale at 10:00 am.
We will offer 150 cars on Saturday and 100 on Sunday. Each day the sale will
conclude by 6 P.M., allowing participants the opportunity to enjoy the many fine
restaurants, attractions and activities that have made Branson a
premier family resort destination.
As always, our family looks forward to seeing our old friends, and the
opportunity to meet someone new, so that we may share our
enthusiasm for,and celebration of, the automobile.
1957 Ford Skyliner Retractable
1948 Chrysler Town d Country
SOLD - $43,000
1958 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
SOLD - $36,700
1957 Jaguar XIC 140 FHC
SOLD - $29,400
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From Grand Classics to Twin Stripes of Smoking Rubber
1935 Auburn Model 851 Boattail Speedster
Chassis number: 32304 E
rank and Morris Eckhart of Auburn, Indiana,
started the Auburn Motor Company in 1903. As
theirbusiness grew, they acquired more dealerships
to stay ahead of the competition, but by the mid'20s
size had caught up with them and they were
in need of new leadership. In 1925 E. L. Cord
became general manager. Under Cord the new Auburn became
a very different company, emphasizing style when others in
the industry concentrated on engineering.
By 1931 Auburn was able to sell their fully equipped
V12 cars for well under $2,000 and the eights were cheaper
still. By 1934 the depression had caught up and sales were
falling. As a remedy, Auburn returned to the six-cylinder model and
curtailed V12 production. In addition, the 1935 Model 851 Boattail
Speedster was an effort to boost sales with a car that offered style,
performance and a younger, sportier image.
With a new body designed by Gordon Buehrig, an optional supercharger
was available for the eight-cylinder engine, boosting output to150
bhp. Each of the 146 supercharged Speedsters produced carried a dash
plaque indicating the speed at which the car had been tested. To promote
their speed, Ab Jenkins drove a stock Auburn on the Bonneville Salt Flats,
breaking the American class speed record. Auburn also won top prizes at
the concours d'elegance held at the universal Exposition in Brussels for
their elegant styling.
While the Speedster created huge demand, it
transpired that the company still lost considerable
money on each one. Of the first 10 preproduction
Speedsters built in 1935, bodies one
to four were produced for the auto show circuit.
The next six were produced for display at
dealerships. This car is number nine and is identified
as such by the stamped number found on
the body in several locations. These first 10 early
examples were all hand-built using leftover '30
and '31 Speedster bodies, had full pontoon-panel
fenders underneath and a special supercharger.
It is believed that this car was first shown in
the Chicago area and subsequently spent much
Original list price
both a Premier Senior Award and a National First Prize CCCA Award.
This superb example will undoubtedly be welcome at Classic Car
Club shows and tours. With exquisite style and thrilling performance,
these cars are a favorite among discriminating collectors.
This car sold at no reserve for $314,000, including buyer 's premium,
at the Christie 's Pebble Beach sale, held August 19, 2001.
Even for a late Auburn Boattail Speedster as beautiful—and beautifully
restored—as this car $314,000 is still a whacking amount of money
to pay for a model that regularly sells in the region of $200,000 for very
c/o Vincent and Barbara Pietracatella,
536 McClean Ave., Staten Island, NY
Alternatives Cord 812 Sportsman,
Mercedes 300Sc roadster,
Alfa 6C 2500 SS Cabriolet
of its life in the same neighborhood. Noted Auburn authority John
Ehresman of Al Restorations in Southwick, Massachusetts, purchased
it in 1980 and fully restored it over the next four years. At the same time
he rebuilt the engine. The next owner of this superb car was Ralph
Marano who then sold it to the well-known East Coast collector Noel
Thompson who had the famous Stone Barn Restorations freshen the
prior work. The car then passed from Thompson to Pat Ryan in 1995.
The chassis is as clean underneath as the rest of the car on top. The paint
is unblemished and the panelwork is perfect, while the engine compartment
is clean and detailed. The interior is superbly appointed with the
finest brown leather upholstery. The dashboard plaque confirms that it
was driven at 100.8 miles per hour when first tested in 1935. It has won
It also goes to show that putting an exceptional car up for bid at no
reserve isn't as fraught with imminent loss as the Cassandras would
have you believe. Take the right auction, the right
auction company and the right crowd of bidders,
and reserve literally doesn't matter with the right
kind of car as this lovely Auburn demonstrated.
Although builtfrom fairly pedestrian mechanical
components such as a flathead straight-eight
engine, Auburn Speedsters, particularly the later
Buehrig designs like this car, have always had a
high demand among classic car collectors. Like
few other American cars of their time, the Speedsters
enjoy a playboy image and, with the addition
of a centrifugal supercharger, could comport themselves
quite well when it came to all-out speed and
acceleration against contemporary rivals.
Plate on firewall
Stamped in block
The snug, poshly appointed two-passenger cockpit, hunkered-down
convertible top and long, tapered tail all fairly shout adventure for driver
and lucky passenger These cars have enduring style, so much so that
they continue to be duplicated in fiberglass to this day, with modern
drivetrains tucked under the sleek bodies.
This Auburn 's new owner paid full price and then some, but he bought
a car with impeccable credentials that's ready to go out and grab some
more prizes at top-rank events. For those who can afford to take this
route to ownership, it is quick, efficient, reassuring and quite possibly a
tad cheaper than trying to restore a rough or bodged-up example to the
splendid condition of this car—Dave Brownell
(Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)•
Sports Car Market
Ti 20R Bonneville
- sh ap e d
racer set anew
world land-speed record
in 1956 races at Utah's
Bonneville Salt Flats, making
Bonneville the obvious
choice for Triumph's
new flagship 1959 model,
aimed at the American enthusiast
Due to a series of refinements
tweaks through the '60s that
made it a more robust bike, the
period from 1968 to 1970 is
widely recognized as the heyday
of the Bonneville. SCM's resident
bike expert, Tom Young, reckons
the 1970 Bonnie was "as good as
they ever were."
T120 Bonnevilles from this period
(the T12OR is the US-spec
1970 Bonneville with later style exhaust.
version) offered class-leading
power, capable handling, tough
mechanicals and a top speed of
nearly 115 mph. They also have
heaps of British character—in
ways both good and bad. The teardrop-shaped
fuel tank and low
profile make the bike's silhouette
easy to identify, and the long, tapered-tube
silencers give the
pushrod engine a sound like no
other. On the downside, vibration
from the big mill can be excessive,
especially at idle.
While the proven 650-cc
Thunderbird engine and gearbox
were trouble-free, reliability was
never a Bonneville strong point.
For instance, the Lucas ignition
system, hard to reach under the
fuel tank, frequently offers
frustration rather than
sparks and current.
While the engines
make their peak horsepower
of 47 at 6,700 rpm
and are good for more
than 7,000 rpm, they
wear especially quickly
when revved past 6,000
rpm; treating a Bonnie
like a rev-happy Japanese
bike can lead to engine
failure of a major and
Unfortunately, Triumph's pinnacle
in 1970 was immediately followed
by its demise. For 1971, new
owner BSA Group imposed shared
components between Triumph and
BSA models, including an entirely
new frame for the Bonneville, a different
fork design and a higher seating
position. The changes had a
negative effect on the bike's performance
and took away its familiar,
low-slung profile. By and large,
enthusiasts rejected the new badgeengineered
Although Bonneville production
ambled along until 1983, by
the end of its run the once-mighty
Bonnie was just a quaint, archaic
memento of good times gone by.
Today, no longer forced to go
head to head with multi-cylinder,
multi-valved rice burners, this
Triumph offers a classic look and
a classy ride for weekend enthusiasts.—Bengt
Astral Red and silver
649-cc, air-cooled twin
Cost of full service/tune
Left rear section,
near bottom of plunger
Below cylinder base
flange on left side
Perfect Bonneville owner: Doesn't
mind seeing double at idle,
Rating:1.-h...h* is best
Fun to ride
Ease of maintenance
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Sales This Issue
1. '27 Bugatti Type 37 Grand Prix Race Car, $216,195, C
2. '15 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Sliver Ghost Tour., $208,385, C
2. '94 Santler 3.5hp Dogcart, $208,385, C
4. '57 Lotus 12 Fl/F2 Race Car, $114,665, C
5. '24 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Ficadilly Roadster, $102,169, C
6. '95 Ferrari 456 GT Coupe, $94,140, E/K
7. '36 Rots-Royce Phantom III Sedanca de Ville, $83,425, C
8. '38 Peugeot DS Darl'Mat Sport Roadster, $79,843, P
9. '61 Bentley S2 Convertible, $71,740, C
10. '74 Jaguar XKE SIII Roadster, $70,077, C
f the five major January Arizona
auctions, two are covered
in this issue. The remaining
three will appear next
month. Overall, the classic
car community should be
pleased with the results.
Across the board, prices either held steady
or are up. My guess is that car fanatics are
looking at their depressed stock portfolios and
pulling out $30,000-$75,000 to put into a car or
two. It's not a massive, inflationary trend like
1986-89 rather, just a small diversification that
also allows for a little fantasy fulfillment.
Cars, when compared to stocks, look like
pretty safe investments. The chances of a '69
Camaro RS convertible dropping from $28,000
to $14,000 in 2002-03 are next to nil; the
chances of it going up 10 or 15 percent are
very good. You would be hard pressed to find
a stock with the same prospects.
I have just one request for the auction companies,
and that is to provide an increased level
of information to potential buyers. Serial numbers
in catalogs should be mandatory; having
sellers state when cars are clones (especially
with muscle cars) is crucial.
No one has anything to fear from this kind
of disclosure other than those who are trying
to hide the truth, and the truth always gets
out. Then it's lawyer time and everyone loses.
The more responsibility auction companies
take in providing bidders with accurate
data, the happier everyone involved will be,
and the more new bidders and consigners we
will see at future events.—ED.
SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating
1: National concours standard/perfect.
2: Very good, dub 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: A non-running car in wretched physical condition
that is probably only good for parts.
January 11-13, 2002
Auctioneers: Brent Earlywine, Dean Kruse,
and Daniel Kruse
Number of automotive lots: 484
Number of automotive lots sold: 250
Sale rate: 51.7%
Sale total: $4,526,064
High: Lot #802, 1995 Ferrari 456 GT
coupe sold for $94,340, including
Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 6%
Report by Dave Kinney
Market opinions in italics
he magic is back," one seasoned
car trader said when
quizzed about the change of
venue for the eBay/Kruse annual
January Scottsdale event.
Last year's sale, held in
cramped quarters at a horse-racing track in
Phoenix, was an uncomfortable, compromised
This year's event was held at Rawhide Wild
West Town on what used to be the northern
outskirts of Scottsdale, now rapidly becoming
enveloped by subdivisions. Kruse CEO Tim
Sprague believes that auctions should be events
for the whole family; Rawhide provides a place
for the young 'uns to watch fake shoot-emups
while Daddy rustles himself up a car.
Overall, the site is a winner.
EBay/Knise attracted a wide variety of vehicles
at a good mix of price points. A very
nice 1994 Bentley Brooklands LWB sedan sold
for $50,350, way in back of the current value
guides' retail figure. Of the 23 Mercedes-Benz
products to cross the block, one of the more
interesting cars was a 1986 560SEC convertible
coupe conversion by Gemballa. It sold for
$29,430, and provided instant admission into
the "you don't see many of those" club.
A fly yellow 1995 456 GT Ferrari with a
less-than-perfect history went across the block
twice, once as Lot #543 where it was sold for
$88,250, and the second time as Lot #802 for a
reported sales price of $94,340. The newest entry
in the "Double Your Money Contest" was a
1969 Austin-Healey Sprite with a 1959 Bugeye
front end that, according to the second seller, had
been "restored in the parking lot this afternoon."
It went for $954 the first time through, and for
$1,908, exactly twice as much, the second.
So head 'em up and move 'em out, here are
the results from Rawhide.—D.K.
#405-1963 PUMA GT 1600 Coupe.
S/N B3131721. Red/black vinyl and cloth.
LHD. Odo: 30,610 miles. Brazilian-built on a
VW chassis. Lots of paint problems including
overspray, painted bumpers. Antenna hole covered
with a sticker. AM/FM CD player. Interior
is quite nice. Titled as a 1963 VW. Cond:
4+. SOLD AT $6,150. Listed on the car card
as a "Prima." If the seller doesn 't even know
what his own car is, what does that tell you?
Cheap money to be the only one on your block to
own a car built in Brazil. Okay, that 's the only
positive thing I can think of
#710 1936 MG PB MIDGET Roadster.
S/N PB0736. Olde English White/tan leather.
RHD. Odo: 2 miles. Well-detailed exterior showing
some miles. Upholstery has some lumps and
some gluing down, but is complete. Detailed
motor, excellent chrome, new tires, incorrect dash
wood, aftermarket tachometer hanging down on
passenger side. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT
$26,000. White with tan is not an exciting combination,
especially as this MG will be bought as
eye candy, not as transportation. Hence, needs to
have a more attractive presentation. Value? Somewhere
between the bid amount and $35k
1953 JAGUAR XX 120 Roadster.
S/N 674066. Olde English White/tan leather.
LHD. Odo: 38,847 miles. Fender skirts. Older
restoration no longer fresh. Showing some dirt
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THESE ANGLES ARE IDEALLY SUITED FOR CORNERS
220-hp DOHC 3.2L V6. sub-seven 0-60. Close-ratio Getrag manual: spirited.
Near 50/50 weight distribution: poised and agile. Vented discs, high-strength steel
body and Nurburgring-tuned independent suspension: tenacious road holding.
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on soft top, discolored fender welting, dullness
to some brightwork, rust chips on lower rear
valance. Very poor bodywork to passenger door
and fender. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $29,000.
Owner was not pleasant to many passers-by, leading
some to shy away from looking further or
bidding. No one says you have to be Mr. Nice
Guy when representing your car, but berating
potential bidders is not a very effective sales tool.
1954 JAGUAR XK 120 Convertible.
S/N 67535. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo:
64,228 miles. Chrome wires. Freshly repainted.
wheels. 12-inch disc brakes, Performance suspension,
roll bar, harness, add-on gauge cluster.
Paintwork has plenty of chips and buffthrough.
No front or rear bumpers. Hand-made
grille, incorrect vinyl seats. Cond: 3-. SOLD
AT $7,420. This "special" was a real crowd
pleaser and represents a lot of bang for the
buck Following the time-tested "English roadster
with large Ford V8 formula," if no one
ever tries to make this back into a real Healey,
great fun will be had by all.
1962 JAGUAR "IKE SI 3.8 Coupe.
S/N 885099. Dark green/tan leather. LHD. Odo:
80,334 miles. Four-speed. Chrome wires. A
sweetie. Well-done paint, clean and fresh interior.
Well detailed under the hood. Lots of preblock
attention. Plenty of details to keep it from
11%% . . 11 .1% . im •
"restored in the parking lot at a cost of over
$2.59." A Bugeye in front, later model in the
rear. Was sold earlier in the sale for $954,
painted with stripes and racing number "11"
added with tape that afternoon, then rerun. No
top. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $1,908. One way to
double your money at an auction. This was a
car with a tubload of needs. The easiest way to
make it look better would be to spend a couple
of hours in the bidder 's bar:
1970 JAGUAR XKE SH Convertible.
S/N 1R11747. Primrose/black leather. LHD.
Odo: 59,991 miles. Four-speed. Chrome wires
Was James Leake's secretary's car. A much
older restoration, yet some elements appear
quite fresh. Interior clean but not crisp. Still
might place in a local show, or could simply be
an excellent driver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$42,400. An older restoration that has picked
up a few miles can be the best of all worlds—
you don't spend the big bucks for resto, and the
bugs that appear after every frame-off have
been largely ironed out. Further, a little rock
chip won't make you crazy.
#514-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY BUGEYE
SPRITE Convertible. SN AN5L12553. Red/
black with white piping. LHD. Odo: 65,919
miles. Grant steering wheel, chromed shift knob
being a#1, but an excellent Sunday driver. Cond:
2-. SOLD AT $16,642. Offered at no reserve. I
don't believe this shade of green was OEM However,
this was a well-put-together Jag that looked
much better in person than this photo shows.
Sale price was lower than I expected; possibly
worth $5k more in a better color:
1963 BENTLEY S3 Sedan.
S/N B692CN. Blue over silver/red vinyl and
leather. RHD. Odo: 57,817 miles. Lucas fog
lights, power steering. Totally inappropriate
Plenty of overspray. Older top has discolored
rear window, lots of wear to original interior.
Same owner past 25 years. Car card states "motor
rebuilt 25 years ago." Is this an attribute?
Cond: 4. SOLD AT $17,808. Plenty of upside
here. First, no recent resto means no freshly
hidden flaws waiting to drip out. Second, you
can fix as much or as little as will make you
happy. A good buy on an honest example.
1973 LEYLAND MINI Clubman
Estate. S/N V212952. Dark green/tan vinyl.
RHD. Odo: 22,653 lcms. Shiny paint and a
freshly detailed car—possibly someone's first
and shifter base. Paint, interior and chrome all
very good to excellent. Car card states recent
$20,000 restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
$12,296. Bugeyes are relatively simple cars—
to spend $20k restoring one, you probably
have to dip the chassis in gold. This was a fair
price, considering condition. The Bugeyes that
bring substantially more have concours sizzle.
1959 AUSTIN HEALEY 100 6 Road-
ster. S/N BN6L2541. Silver over gray/black
vinyl with red piping. LHD. Odo: 4,697 miles.
Ford 289-c.i. V8, four-speed, Bonneville disc
Firestone wide white tires. Interior a mix of
vinyl and failing leather. More than just a touch
of ye olde Bondo here. Most wood refinished.
Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $14,500. A little history
lesson: by 1963 no one in the world was
using gangster-width whitewalls on their cars,
okay? That said, RHD S3 Bentleys are not the
hot ticket at any US venue, and the bid price
was plenty for a car with needs.
Roadster. S/N 474173. Yellow/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 25,598 miles. Car card states
attempt at a -road restoration." High-back seats
to front, no seats in rear. Tired but clean cosmetics.
In need of a little bit of everything, yet
driveable as is. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $6,890.
Australian-built version of the Mini. With BMW
about to relaunch the Mini in the US as a standalone
brand, the possibility exists for a small
bounce in older Minis' values. More likely to
be a dribble than a bounce, actually.
1979 MGB LIMITED EDITION Con1969
AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE
vertible. S/N GHN5UL4988746. Black/black
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 20,477 miles. Nut-and-bolt
restoration of a rust-free California car.
Motor rebuilt to return higher performance.
Lowered suspension, new seat covers, missing
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#531 1994 BENTLEY BROOKLANDS
antenna. Argent paint on mags is worn. Cond:
2-. SOLD AT $8,586. Some will scoff but I'll
put this one firmly in the "well bought" column.
All the problems left over after the restoration
of this car are of the cosmetic and easyto-fix
1981 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER
SPUR Sedan. S/N SCAZN42A8BCX036.
Magnolia/brown leather with white piping.
LHD. Odo: 57,315 miles. Dash wood cracked
faded carpets. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $7,791. It
might sound cheap now, but this was no bargain.
A cut coupe made before they were offered through
official channels, this is a catjust waiting to pounce
on the new owner 's wallet.
1987 ROLLS ROYCE CORNICIIE
II Convertible. S/N SCAZDO2A9HCX205.
White/saddle. LHD. Odo: 70,081 miles. Seller
states clean Carfax, everything works. Wear to
and delaminating. Wood door caps have cracks
and water stains. Driver's seat leather is drying
and has lots of cracks. Fresh Michelin MX4
tires. Evidence of repaint work everywhere.
Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $17,500. 1981 was
the first year for the US-version Silver Spirit
and its long-wheelbase stablemate, the Silver
Spun This bid is market correct or above for a
car with needs. These Rollers still have great
eyeball—they are just so expensive to maintain.
LWB Sedan. SN SCBZIO2CXRCX541. Cranberry/white
with red piping. LHD. Odo: 30,562
miles. Automatic. Later-style Bentley chrome
wheels. Clean interior with minor wear to driver's
seat. Excellent paint and chrome. Clean Carfax
report. Aftermarket tinted windows. Cond: 2.
SOLD AT $50,350. Well bought. The long wheelbase
of this series car offers a bit more leg room
for rear seat passengers and cost thousands more
when new. Used luxury exotics continue to be
great buys, so long as your ego isn't competing in
the "new car of the month" club
#844-1970 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
Convertible. S/N 1502010719. White/white
1985 JAGUAR XJS Convertible. SN
SANN5842FC0118. Bronze/white vinyl. LHD.
Odo: 81,291 miles. Crusty chrome wires with
one missing cap. Hole cut in cloth and tape over
"clear" area ofrear window in ill-fitting top. Poor
quality respray, okay chrome. Dirty, smelly and
interior commensurate to miles. Appears to be
a well-taken-care-of example. No cracks on
wood. An Illinois car through 1999. Cond: 3+.
SOLD AT $55,120. In white with saddle
leather; this car says Scottsdale with a capital
"S. "With unusually high miles for a Corniche,
it also says "buy on price alone," which is
exactly what happened. Very fair price if everything
keeps working for the next 20k miles.
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vinyl. LHD. Odo: 50,534 miles. Actual miles.
Just another played-out example with faded
and tired interior, weak chrome, decent paint
and good tires. Nice top. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT
$8,586. Market-correct price for a sad but not
totally hateful example.
1975 MERCEDES BENZ 450SLC
Coupe. S/N 10702412008617. Silver/blue
leather. LHD. Odo: 147,544 miles. CD player,
sunroof. Cracked and scratched leather is rock
hard. Paintwork is recent but flat. Passenger
rear window appears to be permanently down.
Cond: 5. SOLD AT $4,134. The world's nicest
example would struggle to reach the teens, so
this tired Benz was no bargain at almost any
price. This series of SL coupe had little to offer
that could not be found in the convertible version,
and was never a big seller
1978 PORSCHE 911 Convertible.
S/N 9118210471. Bronze/gray leather. LHD.
Odo: 57,893 miles. Strosek conversion supposedly
undertaken at the Strosek factory in
repaint wavy. Battery, brakes, radiator, timing
belt, turn signal assembly, steering U-joint, alternator,
catalytic converter and A/C compressor all
replaced within the past 6,000 miles. Cond: 4+.
SOLD AT $6,678. And in the next 6,000 miles? I
thinkwe are all ready to graduate to the 200-level
course in non-ownership of cheap 928s. The
former owner bailed when he saw how much
damage these cars can inflict on a checkbook
We're way too smart for that now, aren't we?
#744-1986 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SEC
Convertible Coupe. Body by Gemballa.
S/N WDBCA45D96A2039. Pearl white/dipped
red. LHD. Odo: 4,560 miles. Automatic. Gemballa
SN WDB1680331J0991. Silver/red leather.
LHD. Odo: 23,277 kms. Sectional sunroof,
full power and luxury equipment. Not US
street legal, sold on a bill of sale. Second of
250 "Edition Hakkinen" cars with "silver arrow
styling and Formula 1 looks." Cond: 2.
NOT SOLD AT $20,000. What was this car
doing here? With "Formula 1 looks." few in
this country care about and no chance of
registration in about 50 of 50 possible states,
send it back home and take your loss there.
2001 BMW Z8 Convertible.
SN WBAEJ134X1AH603. Red/sport red soft
leather. LHD. Odo: 1,538 miles. Driver stated
that a performance chip had been installed.
1984 PORSCHE 928S Coupe.
SN WPOJB0920ES8621. Bronze/tan leather.
LHD. Odo: 111,709 miles. Automatic. Sheepskins
hide split and cracking leather. Fresh
.. NW NV II%
Germany. Interior is very tired, suede dash
shows extensive wear. Decent paint, fair trim,
new Antera chrome wheels. McIntosh power
amp takes up half of trunk space. Momo steering
wheel. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $17,000.
Custom cars, even when done by a famous tuner,
have a limited market appeal when they become
used cars. They are rarely collectibles, just performance
oddballs that need a special buyer
And imagine the type of driving they've had.
1979 MERCEDES BENZ 450SL
Roadster. SN 10704412049264. Brown/tan.
LHD. Odo: 71,007 miles. Automatic. Fresh carpets
and MB Tex seats. Good wood, two tops.
Sansui AM/FM cassette. Very good paintwork.
Hard shell dash cap. Great driver or local show
material. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $14,500.
No collector car auction is complete without a
full cadre of this series of SL. Buying a 450 at
auction can be a bit of a crap shoot, because
service history and ownership details are often
missing. Look for the best, pay more, be happy.
wide body. Nitrous oxide injection, roll bar, lowprofile
wheels and tires. All tricked out with the
total boy-racer package. Plastic front spoiler
cracked, repaired with glue and painted. Balance
of paintwork and brightwork good. Cond:
3-. SOLD AT $26,100. Sold new in New Jersey,
registered in South Dakota and Kansas. Steroid-induced
Porsches are fashion trends not
unlike split-level houses or halter tops. This trend
has long since passed on, yet the cars remain.
Not funky or retro, just old Correct price.
1995 MERCEDES BENZ A CLASS
Show Car. Body by Hakkinen.
conversion. Paint on interior surfaces has some
delamination. Decent paint, chrome only on wheel
rims. This car has a custom top that slides back
onto the top of the trunk lid and becomes a kind
of retractable convertible. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$39,432. Every single tacky styling cue of the '80s
rolled into one big Benz. From the pearl paint to
the monochrome interior; this one looks ready
for the set of Miami Vice. Don Johnson stubble
beard suggested for full driving enjoyment.
1987 PORSCHE 911 TURBO
Convertible. S/N WPOEB0913HS1722. Red/
tan leather. LHD. Odo: 59,055 miles. Slant nose,
. NOT SOLD AT $109,000. Bidding opened
at $50,000 and quickly moved to $105,000. It
went in $1,000 increments to $109,000, where
the bidding stopped. Last year 's flavor of the
month, now available at the BMW dealer near
you for list or less. "Investors" beware.
#762-1984 FERRARI 4001 Coupe.
SN ZFFEBO6B0000469. White/black leather.
LHD. Odo: 26,848 miles. Speedometer changed
to mph. Seats have replacement pieces. Interior
and exterior are quite tired. Sales sheet stated
Does that mean the warranty is now verboten?
$130,670 new, including freight. Sale price includes
hard top and all taxes paid. Sold new in
Belgium, 11/2000. Cosmetically as new. Cond:
numerous repairs and new parts recently, including
rebuilt auto transmission and all new brakes.
Paint wavy in places. Good brightwork. Cond:
4. NOT SOLD AT $17,500. The 400i has never
flown off dealer lots, and this examples less-thaninspiring
overall condition was of no help in exciting
the bidders. Fully priced for condition.
SN ZARBA5564H10522. Silver/gray leather.
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LHD. Odo: 42,700 miles. Hard and soft tops.
Golf ball-sized dent to left rear, light scratches
on original paint. Correct-style mags. Interior
stitching holding up well, but seat leather appears
hard in surfaces where the sun has hit it.
Sold new in Missouri, in Illinois in 1994, on to
Arizona in 1995. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT
$8,000. The owner should have jumped at this
bid Only truly exceptional examples can bring
much more than $8,000, and this one was decidedly
run ofthe mill.
1995 FERRARI 456 GT Coupe.
S/N ZFFSP44AB501002. Yellow/black
leather. LHD. Odo: 14,464 miles. Miles not
actual. Car card states, "we have no real evidence
that we have been able to find that indicates
why this wouldn't be actual." Huh?
Some paint work. Front bumper shocks gone,
Actual miles. A/C, CD player, no cracks in
dash or door panels. Seat worn flat on driver's
side, mostly original paint holding up well. A
used car with plenty of miles, but still some
curb appeal. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $5,512. Just
about NADA pricing with this many miles.
Clean Carfax report indicates owners in Illinois,
Indiana and Ohio, so the "Tour de
Rustbelt" is not an encouraging sign. On the
so headlights appear to sit low. Lots of stories
here. Decent interior. Also Lot #543.
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $94,340. Lease vehicle,
not-actual-miles title, front-end damage. Not
the one you want to take home to mom, but
cheap enough for a short fling. Just remember,
in a market where perfection matters,
this car has the hurts. Retail for a nice car is
$110k and falling.
#416 1990 MAZDA RX 7 Convertible.
S/N JM1FC3527L07129. Red/black leather.
LHD. Odo: 105,313 miles. Automatic.
and top. Faded taillights, one or two light scars to
chrome will buff out. Very well presented. Convertible
top has two back window panels—one
with a full view, the second with a smaller "opera"
window. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $43,500.
The bid price should have been plenty to get this
handsome Caddy into a new owner's garage.
Convertible. S/N 556279412. White/white and
black leather. LHD. Odo: 70,877 miles. Older
other hand, this is top-down fun for pocket
#796 1948 CADILLAC SERIES 62
Convertible. S/N 486205131. Deep red/brown
cloth and leather. LHD. Odo: 5,046 miles. Excellent
paint and leather. Power windows, antenna
1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO
1931 Alfa Romeo 6C1750 GS
1964 Alfa Romeo GTZ1 1600
1965 Alfa Romeo GTA 1600
1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6
1976 Chevron B35 Formula 2
1932 Ford High Boy Roadster
1939 Ford Woody Wagon Retro Rod
1966 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
1969 Porsche 908.02 Spyder
1962 Lotus 22 Formula Junior
1965 Lotus 26R Racing Elan
1969 Lotus 61 Formula Ford
1972 March 722 Formula 2
1983 Porsche 956 Group C
1959 Porsche 356A Coupe
1968 Porsche 908K Coupe
1984 Porsche 962 Group C
1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang
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"restoration" is more like a quick repaint. Broken
antenna, cracked steering wheel, right-hand
mirror missing, most chrome pitted, right-hand
rear window chrome broken. Many more sins.
"Batwing" air filter. Eldorado-style wheels.
Cond: 5. SOLD AT $25,440. When the best in
the world costs $60,000 and this one sells for
$25,000, the $60,000 example is the bargain.
Why? Restoration costs on a barge like this could
make a Rockefeller cry
1956 DESOTO FIREFLITE
Convertible. S/N 50383348. White and gold/
gold vinyl. LHD. Odo: 16,788 miles. 1956 Indy
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interior with dirty carpets. Loose door panel.
Older repaint. Chrome ranges from good (on
the bumpers) to bad (on windshield surround).
Cond: 4. SOLD AT $12,190. In 1959 and 1960
Cadillac built 201 of these cars with Italian
coachwork by Pininfarina. Correct price for a
car with needs. However, buying afull-done example
for three times this bid will prove much
cheaper in the long haul.
conditioned. 1987 Z-28350-c.i. motor with tuned
port injection. Some thickness to lower fender,
waviness to sides. Poor gaps at rear wagon hatch.
Good chrome. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT
$25,000. Built on a 1987 Chevrolet 4x4 pickup
chassis. Why? The amount and relative quality of
custom work was clearly evident, however my
guess is that only the builder can appreciate the
hours spent to make it a one-of-a-kind.
1960 CADILLAC ELDORADO
pace car. Fresh soft top, good older paint now
needs light freshening. Has 45-rpm record
player. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $36,570. There
continues to be some recent upward movement
in prices on American convertibles from the
1950s, with the Packard Caribbean taking the
lead. In light of that, this price, although above
book value, seems fair
#408-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR
NOMAD Station Wagon. S/N VB570115043.
Silver/gray and silver vinyl and cloth. LHD. Odo:
43,561 miles. Four-wheel drive, power steering,
brakes, windows, seats, door locks. Air
BROUGHAM Hardtop. Body by Pininfarina.
S/N 60P014179. Maroon/gray leather. LHD.
Odo: 90,628 miles. Power steering, brakes, seats,
windows (including vent windows). A/C,
Autotronic eye, signal-seeking radio. Weak
for "Just a 'Vette." Plenty of flaws and incorrect
restoration, but a nice honest #3- example
that's not trying hard to be a #2. Decent paint
and interior. A great daily driver. Cond: 3-.
SOLD AT $26,182. A tad pricey for this condition,
but no harm done if it can stay away
from the restoration shop for another 15 years.
#730-1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD
Sports Roadster. S/N 2Y89Z143359. Red/red.
LHD. Odo: 27,062 miles. Last seen at eBay/
Kruse Pacific Classic. Now not as clean. Ding
in rear sail panel. Numbers and codes matching,
two owners from new. Compete Sports
1960 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N 00867S101170. Red with
white coves/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 48,010
miles. American Racing mags. The poster boy
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the car is detailed to within an inch of its life, it
will likely bring a tidy profit. Appealing because
it not the typical black/red color scheme.
Excellent examples can pull $16,000.
#533-1966 FORD MUSTANG "GT350H"
Fastback Clone. SN 6F09A292919. Black and
gold/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 75,795 miles. Magnum
500 wheels. Lots of detail work missing, so
Roadster package (Kelsey-Hayes wires, tonneau,
dashboard grab bar). Cond: 2. NOT
SOLD AT $30,000. This car must be close to
finding a new home; however, the frequent auction
flyer miles are starting to take their toll.
The seller obviously wants more, but $30k is
close to a correct price for what remains a
rare and desirable model.
#217-1963 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS
Hardtop. S/N 31847J170795. Dark green/green
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 70,035 miles. 327-c.i. V8,
automatic. Console, AM radio, Super Sport
no help. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,568. Lose the
non-original wheels and this car will have better
curb appeal, but not much can be done about the
panel gaps. Fully priced for condition. The ones
we've seen at $25k have been near perfect, and
fully optioned down to the tissue dispenser
#558-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
it's easy to catch as a clone. Painted (not chromed)
rear window trim scratched, along with rear
bumper. Poor hood fit. Born an A-code car. Cond:
4+. SOLD AT $14,840. Send in the clones. Got a
fastback, automatic Mustang that you can't sell?
Grab the black and gold spray paint and, hey, its
a Shelby! More and more fakes are being offered
for sale. Another reason to stay sober at auctions.
And to do your homework
equipment. Repaired rust in fender bottom and
driver's door. Very nice interior. Driver's seat
springs are weak, but all vinyl and carpets are
good. Very good chrome. Owner says miles
are original. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,314.
Bought by an East Coast dealer for resale. Once
#576-1966 CHEVROLET CHIEVELLE
MALIBU Convertible. SN 136676B173571.
Yellow/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 54,087 miles. 327c.i.
V8. Clean interior, soft vinyl. No dash cracks,
good carpets, good door panels. Power steering,
power brakes, tinted glass. Excellent paint professionally
applied and excellent chrome. Uneven
panel gaps. Chrome rims with baby moons
Coupe. S/N N/A. Black/black vinyl. LHD. Odo:
33,667 miles. Rallye wheels, 327/300 V8, fourspeed.
Color changed from new. Incorrect
big-block hood with silver stinger. A/C, AM/FM,
no power steering. Smell of coolant is in the interior—leaking
heater control valve? Excellent paint
and chrome. Nice interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
$32,330. Dead correct market price for a smallblock
coupe with air It's a driver so go find an
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original hood and stick it in the garage, but please
don't spend the money to put this one back to
stock until it time for the next restoration.
1969 JEEP COMMANDO Jeepster.
SN 870201750833. Pink/burgundy. LHD. Odo:
26,816 miles. Six-cylinder, automatic. Fourwheel
drive. Another "when was the last time
#718-1970 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA
Convertible Clone. S/N BH2760B283755.
Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 20,560 miles.
Automatic. A 'Cuda clone, converted to a
440 Six-Pack motor. Factory A/C is now nonfunctional.
Power disc brakes, power top and
windows. Excellent paint, very good chrome
and interior. Spoiler, 440 graphics. Cond: 2
you saw one?" car for sale in Scottsdale. Repainted
and reroofed, but not restored. Lots of
chrome has pitting, interior clean but not fresh.
Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $11,250. Built from
1967 through 1973, the Jeepster Commando is
a car rarely seen today. Failure to sell at nearly
twice "book value" must mean the owner is
betting this beach car is an up-and-corner Personally,
I'd stick with Fiat Jollys.
1969 DODGE SUPER BEE Hardtop.
S/N WM23496167617. Dark green/two-tone
green. LHD. Odo: 99,678 miles. Automatic, 383c.i.
V8. Power brakes, power steering, TicToc
tach. Original motor and exhaust. Four-barrel
carb. Decent paint and chrome, interior is dirty.
NOT SOLD AT $28,100. When the clones
start reaching the prices seen in price guides
for the correct versions, you know the market
is hot. All the money bid here. 'Cudas remain
among the most handsome, aggressive-looking
cars ever built by Plymouth (who?).
1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD
Coupe. S/N RM23V0A175683. Blue/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 54,270 miles. Four-speed,
bucket seats, four-barrel. Numbers match, all
green woven vinyl. LHD. Odo: 100,447 miles.
Automatic, 351-c.i. V8. Medium quality repaint.
Lots of stone/bug chips on the hood. A/C, roll-up
windows. Just a survivor used car, a few years
away from real collector interest. Cond: 4. SOLD
AT $7,632. More of the high-line XR-7 models
were built in 1973, the final year of this body
style, than these base units. Cougars continue to
struggle in a market that loves Mustangs, the
same car with different skin. Go figure.
1976 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Coupe. S/N 1Z37X6S427496. Silver/black
leather. LHD. Odo: 56,662 miles. L-88 motor.
correct frame-off restoration coded by Mopar
expert Galen Govier. Two build sheets. Some
gaps and chrome fit are not up to par. Correct
wheels and engine decals. Some chips on the
front spoiler. Cond: 2
Front and rear seats cracked, no headrests.
Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $6,254. Possibly the buy
of the auction. Drive it 322 more miles, throw in
new, correct seat covers, clean it up and tell
everyone you zeroed the speedometer at the time
of the full restoration. Why not? it 's been done
before. Offered at $8,900 by new owner
1970 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1
Fastback. S/N OTO5R108259. Yellow/black
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 48,281 miles. 428-c.i. Cobra
Jet V8. Console, add-on gauges. Automatic.
. NOT SOLD AT
$70,000. $70,000 is a healthy bid for a non426
Hemi car These will always be collectible,
as few were built, and they have a true competition
provenance. Still, you need a garage the
size of a hanger to keep one in.
1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N 194671S101249. Red/saddle
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 41,472 miles. LS5, 454/365
hp, A/C. Two NCRS Top Flight awards. NCRS
performance verification. Body-off restoration.
Recent repaint to a high standard. Paint on
dashboard chipping, shows blue underneath.
Said to be one of three built for Ford rally
team. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,970. No information
was present on supposed Ford Rally
team connection—if the history exists, show it!
Why people come to auctions without paperwork
to support their claims is a mystery. Unless,
of course, the claims are unsupportable.
Tank sheet. Power steering, brakes, windows.
Tilt/tele, automatic. Just a tiny bit better than
the day it left St. Louis new. Cond: 1-. SOLD
AT $33,655. Chevy built 7,121 convertibles in
1971. This is one that counts, with great documentation,
awards and the options that make a
difference. Well bought and well sold, a car that
will be worth more each year for years to come.
1973 MERCURY COUGAR
Convertible. S/N 3F92H561127. 'White/light
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A/C, automatic. Power steering, brakes, windows,
tailgate. Tilt wheel. Good quality repaint.
Interior shows some wear, but isn't worn
out. Deep tinted windows. Cond: 3-. SOLD
AT $3,604. Next stop on the fashion train are
the Wagoneers and Grand Wagoneers. Built
until 1991, these granddaddy SUVs are the latest
trend with the summer-at-the-beach set. Just
BYO fuel tanker and you're set to go.•
and enjoy the
Automatic. Very good paint, well-detailed exterior
with one or two repaired chips, some weak
seams. El cheapo Kraco AM/FM cassette. Good
door panels. Seat leather good, but driver's seat
flattened. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,296. I liked
this one for its honesty, and so did the bidder
who paid afull retail bite to take it home. I don't
think the new owner will find any bad news here,
so if he's happy, lam too. This model really is
looking better as the years go by.
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S/N J9A15NN147785. Gold/tan cloth and vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 68,630 miles. Chrome mags,
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Black/brown leather. LHD. Odo: 8,325 miles.
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Ft. McDowell Casino,
Fountain Hills, Arizona
January 11-14, 2002
Auctioneers: Mitch Silver, Paul Baer, Bob
Graham and Gary Baylor
Number of automotive lots: 362
Numbe f automotive lots sold: 200
Sale rate: 55.2%
Sale total: $2,834,026
High: Lot #121, 1940 Lincoln Zephyr coupe,
sold for $63,440, including buyer's premium
Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 4%
Report by B. Mitchell Carlson
Market opinions in italics
nce again, Mitch Silver and
crew gave the "Brand K"
auction company a run for
its money in Arizona. While
the eBay/Kruse gang was
trying out yet another new
venue, the scenic Ft. McDowell Reservation
in Fountain Hills provided a familiar, picturesque
and comfortable location for Mitch's
sale. While at least 30 minutes from
Scottsdale, it's not a bad drive. Best of all,
there is a casino next to the auction tent so
you can lose the money in the slots that you
made on cars, or vice versa.
This sale was an indication that not much
has changed in the post 9/11 era. The number
of cars consigned was consistent with
that of previous years, as was the sales total
and average price per car ($14,700).
Strangely, a full 42 of the 200 cars declared
sold were run across the block again and were
once again declared sold. This would put the
sell-through rate, based on 242 cars sold
rather than 200, at 66.8%. However, since at
SCM we only count the first time a car sells
during a weekend in the results, we'll stick
This year saw—once again—several consignments
that crossed both auctions' podiums
over the weekend. Since Silver had a
Monday segment and eBay/Kruse didn't,
some of the more obvious run-what-youbrung
piggies appeared at Silver on Monday
still wearing their Kruse check-in stickers.
Overall, Mitch's sale had the customary
down-home, family feel we've come to expect
from Silver, and was a respectable success.
Even though the economy is down, they
got strong prices, especially for American
muscle. I would like to see a little more attention
paid to making sure that clones or converted
cars are announced as such, to avoid
legal heartburn down the road. But then, that's
true of nearly every auction I go to.—B.MC.
New (non-Roller) instrumentation. GM tilt
steering column. Well-done paint and interior,
but tacky "carriage roof' makes it look like it
was prepped by a Cadillac dealer. Slightly lowered
in front. Basically a Rolls street rod. Cond:
3. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. Granted, this is a
street rodder crowd, and perhaps the original
motor died in a loud and grotesquely expensive
manner, but you 'd be hard pressed to make
it look any tackier Any tremors that were felt
were from Sir Henry spinning in his grave.
1960 DAIMLER SP250 Convertible.
SN 100092. Resale Red/red vinyl. LHD. Odo:
31,657 miles. Body is rough as a cob, with several
liberties taken on the rear end for styling
with 260-c.i. V8 stuffed under the hood. Pretty
paint and wood steering wheel wood starting
to get some scratches. Added headlight brows
(among other things). Offered at no reserve.
Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,640. Real-car money
for a fake car It will be interesting, years down
the road, when the fourth owner from now discovers
the truth about his "sold to me as a
low-mileage original Sunbeam V8 with real
1971 ROLLS ROYCE CORNICHE
Convertible. Body by H. J. Mulliner Park
Ward. S/N DRX9176. Pearlescent white/navy
blue leather. LHD. Odo: 68,435 miles. Newer,
(Bondo Sculpting 101). Windshield frame is even
worse. Smokes under power. Cover on steering
wheel. Soft top frame only. Cond: 4-. NOT
SOLD AT $8,000. A less-than-handsome car
even when in nice condition, and this car was
far from nice.
1965 BENTLEY S3 Sedan.
S/N B166J. White/burgundy leather. LHD.
Odo: 74,049 miles. Rolls-Royce grille grafted
on (in lieu of fitted). Poor door fit, California
non-original speedometer made any claims by
seller of low miles mute. Armor-All hosed onto
the top and interior. High idle. No rear emblems,
weatherstrips in quarter window glass
chewed up. Originally wore light blue paint.
Probable gray market. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD
AT $32,200. Notice in the photo that this Roller
is posing in the typical "GM salute. "This consignor
is probably very familiar with the hood
being open all the time. The high bid was enough.
1979 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER
WRAITH II LWB Sedan. SN LKR38765.
White/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 123,851 miles.
license plate hastily tacked over the British
numbers plate, smokes on start-up, lumpy
rocker panels. If that isn't enough of a warning,
announced on the block that the title is
delayed. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $30,000.
Reran on Sunday to a no-sale of $21,000. Let 's
just say this was not a confidence-inspiring car;
and the bid was plenty.
1966 SUNBEAM ALPINE Convert-
ible. S/N B382000057LRXFE. Red/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 23,957 miles. Fairly wellrestored
Alpine turned into a fakey-doo Tiger,
Body filler cracking beneath the A-pillars, windshield
gasket dry-rotted and cracking apart. Unkempt
engine bay. CD player, cell phone antenna
tacked onto the trunk lid. Exclusively
owner-driven (that seat is heavily worn, while
the remainder are like new). Cond: 3-. SOLD
AT $14,560. It too bad these cars are so expensive
to maintain, as they are superb highway
cruisers and offer a lot of eyeball for not
much money. But the high cost of parts and
repairs, or fear of the same, really drive their
prices down. Fair deal here.
1981 JAGUAR XJ6 Sedan.
S/N SAJAV1240BC3292. Silver/black leather.
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LHD. Odo: 16,081 miles. Sunroof. Nicely done
older repaint, but marred by tacky door edge
and body-side moldings. Wood starting to fade
on the passenger's side of the dash. Steering
wheel mitt. California blue plate special. Cond:
3-. SOLD AT $2,496. Something is bound to
breakfaster that you can say "Lucas, the Prince
of Darkness." Then, the cost of the estimate
for the repair will exceed the price (and value)
of the car But with rental Jags going at $100
per day, after three weeks you'll be ahead.
1988 JAGUAR XJS Coupe.
S/N SA1NA5842JC1440. Gold/tan leather.
LHD. Odo: 85,447 miles. V12. Last repaint is
navy blue leather. LHD. Odo: 21,327 miles.
V12. Pinstriping lifting in a few places. Carpet
wear and door sill scratches are heavier than
miles indicated. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,936.
Initially bid to a $16,200 no-sale on Friday.
Clearer heads prevailed, and shortly after it
ran again on Sunday, a deal was put together
#161-1966 CITROEN 2CV Sedan.
S/N 59467. White and burgundy/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 49,167 kms. 1986 body with
sunroof mounted on a 1966 driveline subframe.
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pretty good. Appears to run out well. Typical
interior wear of a limited-usage daily driver.
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,744. Investment potential
is zip; however, it's worth getting as a
daily driver (provided you have multiple cars).
1990 JAGUAR XJS Convertible.
SN SAJNW4845LC1744. Light blue metallic/
Winery promotional car when imported. Headlights
aimed five feet in front of the car. Hood
hinge seam cracking and rusty, dull brightwork.
Add-on mudflaps. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,824.
More anemic than a Trabant (but not by much)
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and just as dreaded to encounter on the
Autobahn, 2CVs will always appeal to afringe
factor, and price out accordingly. The parts bin
shuffle used to get it past Customs/EPA/DOT
#23 1964 MERCEDES BENZ 230SL
Convertible. S/N 11304210006388. Resale
Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 89,640 kms.
appreciate why these sold well in the northern
plains—and cruise was added.
#224-1974 PORSCHE 914 Targa.
S/N 4742909283. Orange/black vinyl. LHD.
Odo: 13,931 miles. Custom-upholstered rear
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disclosing everything about the car However;
at this price the new owner can afford a few
fixes without going postal.
#319-1982 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA
TURBO Coupe. S/N WPOZZZ93ZCS0003.
Black metallic/black-and-white checkerboard
cloth. LHD. Odo: 52,884 miles. Widebody kit,
European spec. Standard hubcaps, M-B accessory
locking gas cap. Fresh paint and undercoating,
new exhaust system. Progressive
feel to door latch mechanism. Very nice wood
finish. Aftermarket stereo. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$20,280. What's a car like you doing from a
place like North Dakota? Immediate post-sale,
via Mitch, to a dealer who proved to have been
wise to pick it up. The rest of the story next
Convertible. S/N 107.044-12-0033. Cream/
two-tone tan leather. LHD. Odo: 109,358 miles.
bulkhead between the seats. Some lifting of
the new vinyl on the B-pillars. Overspray in
crevices. Theme of the car is best summed up
with the Porsche decals stuck over the VVV
emblems on the hubcaps. Cond: 3
. SOLD AT
$5,824. Porsche's contribution to the nerd-car
era. Doesn't even have a back seat to take a
back seat to the 911s and 912s of this era, so
they remain something of a play toy to VW Bug
fans who are bored and need something different
to build. Top money here.
1976 MERCEDES BENZ 450SL Con-
1972 MERCEDES BENZ 350SL
vertible. S/N 107.044-1202835. Silver/tan
leather. LHD. Odo: 209,303 miles. Title in transit.
Registered on original California blue plate.
sunroof, whale tail. Aftermarket stereo and
(bent) antenna. Odd clutch-like smell when running.
Front bumper rubber rippled, rear not
much better. Fat 60-series tires on 13-inch
wheels made it look like a skateboard. Cond:
. NOT SOLD AT $17,200. When bad things
happen to good cars.
Convertible. S/N WDBBA48D6HA0715.
Black/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 91,429 miles. Aftermarket
mags. Accessory chrome wheel well
trim. Small dimples on top of front bumper.
1987 MERCEDES BENZ 500SL
Pair of dash cracks. Heavy steering wheel.
Weatherstripping, door panel, and lower console
wear. Well-maintained and presented paint.
Extra pinstriping on fenders and wheel wells.
Minor ding in lower rear fascia. Non-original
upholstery pattern. California blue plate. Cond:
3. SOLD AT $9,672. Upper end of the price
spectrum for a first-year 350SL. Cheap fun,
will never be worth less if taken care of
Sedan. S/N 109.057-12-0017. Ultramarine/
cream leather. LHD. Odo: 25,538 miles. Sunroof,
new bags in suspension. A very well-preserved
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1973 MERCEDES BENZ 300SEL 4.5
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. SOLD AT $8,216. One owner; well
maintained, but still a time bomb waiting to go
off At least the consignor was honest about
Tops of doors well worn and discolored (owner
must have really liked hanging his left arm out
the window). Old repaint. Cond: 3
. SOLD AT
$12,376. Just another used Mercedes, probably
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destined to go into the garage of a local condo
near a golf course, where it can be hauled out a
few times a year for a quick run to the mall.
#184-1987 PORSCHE 928 S4 Hatchback
Coupe. SiN WP0JB0928HS5861. Guards
Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 96,438 miles.
Friday at $13,000, the dealer offering it bought
too many other cars and decided to cut it loose.
New owner bought it on Sunday, then tried to
turn it again on Monday, but didn't let it go
despite a bid of $9,100.
#432-1989 BMW 635 CSi Coupe.
S/N WBAEC8410K32692. Dark green metallic/black
leather. LHD. Odo: 155,902 miles.
#389-1963 MASERATI 3500 GTi Coupe.
Body by Touring. S/N 101.2470. Eng.#
101.2470. Jade green metallic/burgundy leather.
LHD. Odo: 86,800 ktns. Fuel injection parts
in trunk, triple Weber 40PHHs installed. Aluminum
bodywork was more pliable and supple
Sunroof. Hokey boy-racer rear wing. Vinyl nose
and mirror bras (just like Madonna). Stick-on
dash pad cover (also just like Madonna). Tired
and well-used interior (let's not go there). At
least the respray was well done. Cond: 3-.
SOLD AT $8,580. Initially a no-sale on
Universally hated Metric TRX wheel/tire system.
Originally light green metallic (very popular
in Germany, but not here), current dark
green paint has tons of nicks and plenty of
wheel well overspray. Pimp-grade window tint.
Uh-oh, title in transit! Cond: 4. SOLD AT
Founthin Hills, Arizona 2001
$4,264. As SCM's resident BMW fan, even I
avoided this Oklahoma-plated nightmare. Fellow
BMWCCA members can't give away a
useable set of TRXs, the automatic transmission
is of core value only, and I need another
parts car like I need another hole in my head.
Calendar of Events
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
March 9-10, 2002
Seattle Exhibition Center
With the Seattle Roadster Show
April 20, 2002
Portland Expo Center
April 27, 2002
Western Idaho Fairgrounds
Roaring '20s Auditorium
June 15, 2002
Coeur d'Alene Resort Grounds
Jackson Hole, Wyoming July 6 - 7, 2002
On the grounds of the Mangy Moose Saloon
Sun Valley, Idaho
August 8- 11, 2002
Hot August Nights
August 31 - September 1, 2002
Sun Valley Lodge
Puyallup, WA. February 2000
SILVER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS
2020 N MONROE, SPOKANE, WA 99205
'16 Buick sold for $14,600
'67 Fiat sold for $5,200
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - June 2000
'53 Corvette replicar sold for $17,500
Sun Valley, Idaho - September 2000
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than the re-dyed leather seats. Bumpers appear
to have not been chromed, but polished.
Poor older restoration. Scary. Cond: 3
AT $24,440. Bought on Friday night, rerun
twice, no-sales at $22k and $19k. With best-inthe-world
3500 GTs fighting hard to get past
$30k, and restoration costs still through the
roof the seller has a tough job ahead to make
any money on this car
1966 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA
SPRINT GT Coupe. S/N AR62030. Red/
black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 53,760 miles. Plenty
of paint wounds, especially heavily touched
. NOT SOLD AT $36,000. Offered again
on Saturday, bid to $35,500 no sale. Once the
stainless exhaust dulls back out, it will have the
look of a well-maintained original instead of a
boy racer Within a couple ofbids ofwhat should
be the selling price.
Polished stainless steel exhaust system. Otherwise,
the minor wear is commensurate to the
miles indicated. If anything, the paint is developing
scratches from too much polishing. Cond:
#121 1940 LINCOLN ZEPHYR 5-Window
up front fender tops. Talbot mirrors, aftermarket
stereo speakers and antenna (with a broken
mast). Musty interior smell. Older tires. A
nice 80-footer. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT
$6,800. Car looks like it really needs an end
user to spend a lot of time and money on it. The
basic chassis and body are decent.
1974 ALFA ROMEO BERLINA 2000
Sedan. S/N AR3002755. Red/black vinyl. LHD.
Odo: 78,831 miles. Rust-out in several odd locations
on rear doors and rear quarter panels.
Fresher replacement engine with dual side-draft
Webers. Weatherstripping and glass seals are
chewed up or heavily torn. Trim scuffed and
pitted. Fuzzy seat covers. Cond: 5+. NOT
SOLD AT $3,300. Reran during the Monday
push-pull-or-drag segment, bid to $2,200. A
parts car waiting to happen, and the wait won't
be too long. Bid for the value of the drivetrain.
der. S/N AR3050086. Red/black vinyl. LHD.
Odo: 21,389 miles. Paint is so new that several
front and rear emblems weren't reattached (perhaps
they wanted the paint to aerate evenly?).
New interior and top, original trim acceptable
(what was reattached, that is). Engine compartment
appears to be original. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$5,408. With the paint so haphazardly and recently
applied, one has to wonder what the mechanical
side of the car is like. Fully priced—
usually the best place to buy older Alfas is from
Alfa Club members.
1985 FERRARI 308 GTSi Targa.
S/N ZFFLA13B0000559. Black/tan leather.
LHD. Odo: 20,650 miles. CD player added.
Minor wear on weatherstripping for top lid.
great on the outside, but the underhood is
far from spectacular (paint it all flat black,
don't clean it up, and leave the hood shut at
shows). Too many chromed interior trim
pieces. Tiny G78-15 tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD
AT $32,760. Over-restored to the nth degree
when first done (the 110 was Packard's
mass-produced economy car with minimal
chrome), it overly impressed at least two bidders.
Eight-cylinder money for a six-cylinder
car that doesn 't perform impressively on
1952 PONTIAC CHIEFTAIN
EIGHT Sedan. S/N P8WH61936. Seafoam
green/multi-green cloth. LHD. Odo: 29,067
1976 ALFA ROMEO VELOCE Spi-
security staff during his 1940 presidential campaign.
Restored in 1996 to high standards, then
made LCOC and LZOC meet circuit, gathering
awards along the way. Now starting to show
wear. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $63,440. Yikes! Huge
money, maybe double what would be expected.
But it takes two to tango and to bid, so clearly
the new owner wasn't alone in his estimation of
value (or desire to own this car).
1941 PACKARD 110 SERIES 1900
Convertible. S/N D21452. Cream yellow/
maroon leather. LHD. Odo: 27,666 miles. An
older restoration that is starting to age. Looks
Coupe. SN 4H1-05939. Black/tan broadcloth.
LHD. Odo: 71,133 miles. Claimed provenance
included use by Wendell Wilkie's
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miles. Good news: this is an all-original North
Dakota car. Bad news: North Dakota has miles
of dirt roads. Plenty of paint scars all around.
Vintage seat covers over nice original upholstery.
Fresh cylinder head and valve work. All
GM-Guide accessories. Overall nice patina.
Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $6,760. Kenny Buttolph's
(Old Cars Weekly 's travel and leisure editor,
emeritus; retired) pick if he had to take a road
trip across the country in any car at the sale.
Only a fool would restore this period piece,
which would remove any value it has.
1955 STUDEBAKER PRESIDENT
SPEEDSTER Coupe. S/N N/A. Maroon and
white/maroon leather. LHD. Odo: 529 miles.
259/185 V8. Aftermarket A/C, radials. Sits
slightly low, especially in the front. Some
brightwork is fresh, some is dull. Odd horn
ring fit. Small cuts in the seat sides. Door and
body panel fit and finish askew; just like in
1955. Cond: 3
. SOLD AT $13,624. Typical of
a lot of Studes, this one had a long-term owner
(the Studebaker Driver 's Club motto: We'd
Rather Drive Than Switch). When not low-mileage
show cars, they do tend to be sorted out
better mechanically. Not a bad deal for both
Convertible. S/N M6FX328729. White/white
and black. LHD. Odo: 18,461 miles. It must
1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD
have been a windy day when the shop applied
the Bondo, since it is very wavy (may even
have whitecaps under the paint). Driver's door
torn off, hastily repaired, then dented in the
opposite corner. Car droops to the rear. Faded
front signal lens. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $14,300.
"An opportunity"—to shovel another $30k into
a no-win scenario. This car should never be
restored, but just driven around until it breaks
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#482-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR
Convertible. SN VC56L094411. Torch red and
white/red and white. LHD. Odo: 41,390 miles.
Power steering, GM accessory "hockey stick"
rocker moldings. Engine painted wrong shade of
red, underside flat black. Vent glass delaminating,
door weatherstrips sticking to door jamb. Trophies
in trunk date to the restoration in the early
1990s. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $46,280. This is
your barometer of mid-'50s Chevy convertible
pricing. Appears to be holding steady.
#318-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500
SUNLINER Convertible. SN D7RC166274.
Mint green and white/mint and white interior.
LHD. Odo: 212 miles. Aftermarket A/C, non-
gauge inoperable. Odd door gaps, but doors
function fine. Original but scratched-up
brightwork. New exhaust. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$29,952. Okay, class, remember to disregard
any odometer readings on a fully restored car,
since it is now irrelevant to its originality. The
consignor just took all doubt out of the equation.
Somehow a reset odo seems like an insult,
a denial of a past existence
1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS
Convertible. SN41467S304497. Dark blue metallic/blue
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 24,007 miles. 327/
350 V8, floor-shift 4-speed. Factory AM/FM.
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$34,424. No longer a show car; except at your
local mall. Really a fair deal for both parties.
1965 BUICK SKYLARK GS Coupe.
S/N 444375Z119871. Black/black vinyl. LHD.
Odo: 27,634 miles. 401/360 V8, four-speed.
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authentic Kelsey-Hayes knock-off wire wheels.
Some bare metal on top of driver's rear door
post from trimming to fit. Converted to electric
(from vacuum) wipers. Chrome exhaust tips.
Overall, a very nice restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD
AT $27,860. This car was done well, and consequently
did well on the block Its about time
people realize that red Bel Air convertibles were
not the only cars built in 1957—although a Bel
Air might have brought double this amount.
1957 CHEVROLET BELAIR Coupe.
S/N C57J154939. Mariner blue/two-tone blue.
LHD. Odo: 66,927 miles. Power pack, dressed
in late-model chrome valve covers. Aftermarket
stereo. Recent restoration, with plenty of
orange peel in compound curves. Cond: 2-.
SOLD AT $21,632. Pricing reflects that this
car is destined for cruiser duty rather than show
duty. Cars like this keep Danchuk and the rest
of the restoration parts industry in business.
They are driven, get worn, get restored, are
driven, get worn, get restored
1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Coupe. S/N 30837S105664. White/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 3,007 miles. 327/300 V8. Consignor
claimed mileage was 65,000 "when
odometer was reset during restoration." Power
steering, windows, factory AM/FM. Fuel
Pontiac, while steering wheel and stereo are
aftermarket. Very thick paint. Good door fit,
but minor paint chip on door edge near top.
One dash crack paralleling the windshield at
the base. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,000. Was
the prize at the casino over the weekend, tied in
with the auction. Winner opted to auction the
car and pocket the money. Bound to be found
on a dealer 's lot in about a year as a "correct,
1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Coupe. S/N 194375S120071. Nassau Blue/
black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 41,705 miles. 396/425
V8, four-speed. Factory AM/FM, side pipes,
knock-off spinner-type wheel covers. Grungy
undersides, in need of engine room detailing
and corrosion removal and abatement. At least
the 15-year-old restoration still looks superb
and on the shiny side. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
and shifter. Chromed "export brace" in engine
room. Bodywork, paint, chrome and assembly
all nice, but not to show standards (a look-pretty
cruiser). Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,688. Initially a
no-sale at $13,750. The color is neither Rangoon
Red nor Candy Apple Red ("hey, it looked good
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wires, radial Redline tires. Sits high in the back.
Nice paint and body finish, plus excellent engine
bay detailing—a definite dealer consignment.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,420. Declared
as a no-reserve car when rolled up to the block,
and brought the best money it will ever get.
1966 FORD MUSTANG GT
Fastback. SN 6R09A232226. Red/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 70,704 miles. 289/271 V8. Aftermarket
engine dress-up trinkets, stereo, tachometer
Aftermarket shift knob, engine dress-up trinkets
and exhaust. Restoration commensurate to the
1984 California Olympics commemorative license
plate. Smokes upon start-up. Nice raspy exhaust
note, though. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $16,900. Another
one of those nebulous "sold but reran and
declared sold again" cars, the second time for
$16,640. Afrequentflyer in previous years at the
venue, this money is slightly over the top.
1964 PONTIAC LE MANS Coupe.
S/N 82 4F11699. Resale Red/black vinyl. LHD.
Odo: 97,994 miles. GTO fakey-doo with three
deuces. Wheels are from a newer (1970s)
Magnum 500 wheels. Dealer-installed dual fourbarrel
carb set-up. Very recent restoration with
very nice bumper chrome, body prep, and paint.
New seat kit. Iffy gas gauge. Cond: 3+. SOLD
AT $16,744. Factory four-speed, rather than the
over-the-parts-counter Riviera dual-quad induction,
makes this one a rarity. Considering all of
the lemmings who are paying far more for
comparable Chevelle SSs, this was a good deal.
1966 PONTIAC GTO Coupe.
S/N 242176Z104237. Gold metallic/black
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 58,476 miles. American Racing
mags. Factory A/C and pod tachometer.
Aftermarket gauges, steering wheel, spark plug
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Coupe. SIN 124377L109471. White with black
pinstriping/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 275 miles.
327/275 V8. Fresh paint and vinyl roof (Arizona
car from new). Rallye wheels, rear
on that Chevelle I just did"), and a lot of parts got
swapped, so an MCA show car it won't be. As a
Dairy Queen troller, it represents a good buy.
#259-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS
interior vinyl. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,380.
The top of the financial mountain for this car
today, although, if trends continue, expect to see it
go up another 20% in the coming year These
Chevelles always strike a sweet spot with the baby
boomers gone gray.
antenna option. Limited underhood detailing
comes off well, although mildly tired. Competent
reassembly, especially underneath (chassis
and parts). Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,340.
So many of these are stuffed with non-original
motors, shod with Cragar SSs, and jacked up
in the rear that the core market doesn't know
what to do with a nicely done stock car Perhaps
that's why it sold slightly under the money.
#262-1969 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1
Fastback. SIN 9R02H172399. Red with black
and gold stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo:
16,459 miles. 351-c.i. V8. Newer repaint. Original
brightwork crazing in places (especially the
rear quarter window glass surround) and not
befitting the rest of cosmetics. Older seat kits
holding up well. Undercoating covering a rather
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"Fast As The Wind"; 1 of 120 made;
5-speed; factory a/c; recent restoration.
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1968 Maserati Mistral:
Beautiful Frua Body! RARE 4 litre with
factory a/c; NEW paint & leather;
freshly rebuilt engine.
unspectacular underside. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$14,768. Brought across the block on Sunday
and sold again, for $14,040. Deal gone bad?
Dealer speculation? A pair of dealers stroking
each other? Buyer's remorse? The four-mile
test drive revealed something scary? (Pick no
more than two.)
#335-1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE
MALIBU SS Coupe. S/N 36379Z363152. Medium
blue metallic/off-white vinyl. LHD. Odo:
17,373 miles. 396/325 V8. Magnum 500 wheels.
#317-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T
SE Coupe. S/N JH29G0B164133. Panther
Pink with black stripes/white. LHD. Odo:
73,192 miles. 440, Six-Pack carbs. Originally
Hurst shifter, headers, chrome top radiator brace,
and aftermarket whip antenna give a good clue
about its earlier existence. Body straight, paint
decent, although an incorrect color and type of
1969 rrari 365GT 2+2:
"The Queen Mary" provides luxury with
performance; finished in Black with New
Tan leather; 5-speed; factory aJc.
1971 Maserati Indy
Finished in Red with Black leather;
5-speed; factory a/c; One Of The
Fastest 4-Seaters Ever Made.
dark green metallic (flaking paint on firewall
tells the tale), missing fender tag doesn't help
credibility. Several dash cracks, touched-up interior
panels, pitted chrome trunk rack, wornout
bumper trim. Lumpy exhaust. Cond: 3-.
SOLD AT $22,880. More than enough paid
for a car that is on shaky ground at best. It's
dangerous to assume the best about a car when
there is no paperwork available.
#43-1970 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1
Fastback. S/N OF05H108136. Resale Red/
black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 23,783 miles. All
weatherstripping is dry rotted and cracking
apart. Aftermarket gauges and door lock plungers.
Missing brake pedal pad and one of three
Petrowood inserts on steering wheel. Wornout
chrome. Aftermarket exhaust that could
either be working or leaking. Cond: 4-. SOLD
SCM MARKET REPORT: CHRISTIE'S, LONDON, UK
'Birds. Hopefully, us unwashed masses will get
to buy a few and actually use them for what
God and J Mays intended them for: driving. •
( 1 IRISTIE
AT $11,540. When the new buyers were getting
ready to load the car onto their trailer, the brake
pedal went straight to the floor If they were
lucky, just the master cylinder died Lends true
meaning to having a sinking feeling about a
car deal. But cheap enough.
1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
top Coupe. S/N 194371S113838. Red/black
nylon. LHD. Odo: 91,521 miles. 350/270.
Trunk rack, CD player, full complement of
Nine Elms, London, UK
December 4, 2001
Auctioneer: Christian Philippsen
Number of automotive lots: 45
Number of automotive lots sold: 29
Sale rate: 64%
Sale total: $1,857,578
High: Lot #68, 1927 Bugatti Type 37 Grand
Prix Race-Sports, sold at $216,195,
including buyer's premium
Buyer's premium on sold lots included:
17.5% on the first $80,000, 10% thereafter
paperwork since day one. Nicely done cosmetics,
especially bumper plating and paint.
Uniform flat black undersides. Overall, a welldone
older restoration that has been used little
and held up well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,184.
Now that the first-generation 1968-72 banana
boats are finally getting some respect, the selling
price was right on the mark
1992 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N 1 G I YY33P6N51114.
White/white leather, black carpet. LHD. Odo:
115,219 miles. The interior is really showing
The $216,195 top-priced seller—and correctly
valued by all concerned—was a matching-numbers
1927 Type 37 Bugatti, among
whose owners were Count Johnny Lurani, Alec
Ulmann and Dr. Ginsburg from Buffalo, New
York. Although restored some 30 years ago, it
looked remarkably original.
terms of all vital statistics, Christie's nonetheless
staged another of their compact events at
their Jack Barclay Showroom.
its age (especially the driver's seat and steering
wheel). Add-on aero "mud flaps." Arizona daily
driver—fading emblems, drying-out
weatherstrips. At least the white paint will
help conceal any chalkiness. Cond: 4. SOLD
AT $13,624. Late-model used car A lot of fun
for not much money. M0000000ve it out.
2002 FORD THUNDERBIRD
Convertible. S/N 1FAHP60A92Y1027.
Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 27 miles.
Brand-spankin' new with instruction tags still
attached to the shift lever. Offered by a specialty
(i.e., non-Ford) dealer. Cond: 2+. NOT
SOLD AT $44,000. With supply catching up to
demand, the very brief days of "additional
dealer mark-up" are about over on the new
The surprise of the sale, however, was the
$208,385 raised by an 1894 (yes, 1894!) Sander
3.5-hp dogcart, which started life in the 19th
century as a steamer and had been retro-fitted
with a Benz 1045-cc single-cylinder petrolfueled
motor. With center-steering and chain
drive, this early primitive's claim to unique
fame is that, following very early steam- and
gas-powered installations, and as a result of
being fitted with its first petrol-fueled engine
in 1894, it is officially regarded as the earliest
British petrol-powered automobile. It was acquired
by a Japanese bidder.
A redated-as-1915-vintage Silver Ghost
tourer did well to make the desired $208,385.
Its estimate was downgraded by $71,000 following
a major pre-sale announcement revealing
that a chassis from a different 40/50-hp
Rolls-Royce had been employed as the base
item for what was very much a bitsa. The car
had been put together, albeit superbly, by
Michael Neale during the late 1960s and early
A formerly 7-liter Duesenberg-powered 1926
Stutz Blackhawk with shortened and stiffened
chassis, which had been re-engined with a 5liter
motor from a 1927 Stutz in Canada and
then rebodied in the style of the 1921 French
GP winning car, was certainly interesting. Called
(Morgan Motor Co.'s home town). Condenser
from very early steam-powered days surviving
on front. Benz one-cylinder motor fitted in
1950s. Well presented, good varnish. Huge
chain-drive. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $208,385.
English-made automobile survivors from the
19th century are incredibly rare—and, because
more than one bidder wanted it, this unique
curio nearly achieved twice the $70 ,000$114,000
1909 ROVER EIGHT 2 seat Tourer.
S/N N/A. Eng.# 1572. Red with black beading/
black. RHD. 1372-cc single-cylinder engine.
Report by Richard Hudson-Evans
Market opinions in italics
etter attended and turning over
more commission than the Coys
end-of-season sale at Islington,
but far less of an end-of-saleyear
event than Bonhams's
bumper Olympia auction in
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the Cameron Special or, as it became known in
Canadian racing circles between WWI and
WWII, "The Stutzenberg," it went to a new
Japanese home for a near-top-estimate $66,740.
More extraordinary history came with a
1912 Brasier 16-hp. At the outbreak of WWI,
the time-warp limo with lots of original brocade
and roll-down blinds in the back had been
walled up in one of his barns by the first
owner, a vineyard owner who did not survive
the conflict, and remained undiscovered for the
next seventy years. Amazingly, the Edwardian
could not attract the $40,000 required to sell.
By contrast, V12 E-types were wanted.
For a not-particularly-nice 1974 Series III roadster
with factory hard top—admittedly one of
the last made, being the 25th of the 49-strong
"Commemorative" batch—sold for an overthe-top
$70,077. A still-sharp-from-1982-restoration
1972 Series III 2+2 fixed-head with
five-speed manual shift made a much-betterthan-forecast
$30,033. As ever with a Christie's
London sale, something for everybody and
some surprising results.—R.H-E.
#41-1894 SANTLER 3.5111P Dogcart. Body
by C. Santler & Co. S/N AB 171. Eng.# 1036.
Varnished wood/black. Earliest recorded British
petrol-driven motor car. Built in Malvern
Badly chipped paint, tatty top, dull brass.
Shabby leather twin buckets. Lain dormant for
years and without documents. Will require
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careful recomissioning prior to road use. Cond:
2-. NOT SOLD AT $9,230. No! Not in this
paperless condition, anyway, and most probably
not at any price at all.
Tourer. SN 252. Dark blue with gray wheels/
tan. RHD. Odo: 7,075 miles. 1460-cc, four-cylinder,
monobloc engine. Rust-pitted mudguard/
fenders. Very dry, cracked interior. However,
1913 CALCOTT 10.5HP 2 seat
Assuming making it run won't prove to be too
costly, this was a characterful open 1920s Roller
with Barker body that offered much potential for
below mid-estimate money
#45-1924 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER
GHOST PICADILLY Roadster. Body by
Rolls-Royce Custom Coachworks. SN 1 87 KF.
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topped with Supaloy head and large SU.
Sidescreens present. Cond: 1. SOLD AT
$11,680. In this glossy condition, and even without
any pre-WWII history on file, an open A7
like this could probably be retailed here in England
for $2,500 more.
1929 MORRIS 11.9HP Light Van. Body
by E. G. Wrigley. S/N N/A. Blue with black fenders/black.
RI-ID. Odo: 681 miles. Originally purchased
by Lord Annerly of Holdenby House,
did appear to be complete. Cond: 4+. SOLD
AT $15,017. Calcotts remained in production
until 1917, and were rugged enough to be used
as an army support vehicle in WWI. Somebody
loved this project enough to take it on for midestimate
money. One has to wonder
#76-1915 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP
SILVER GHOST Tourer. Body by Wilkinson.
S/N 16 BD. Aluminum with gray fenders/blue.
RHD. Odo: 423 miles. Having been built up
from major components, admittedly all exSilver
Ghost—though from different
Green with black fenders/beige. RHD. Odo:
64,384 miles. Supplied new to Bamberger family,
whose stores became part of Macy's chain.
An older restoration, now mellowing. Black
paint better than green, particularly around hood
edges. Some orange peel to rear and crack on
rear seat lid. Leather nice and squashy. Cond:
2+. SOLD AT $102,169. Possibly soon in need
of a pricey repaint, it only just got away for the
minimum sought. On this side of the pond, this
valuation seemed to be about right.
1928 AUSTIN SEVEN CHUMMY
Tourer. S/N 70198. Red with black fenders/
black. RHD. Odo: 354 miles. Older restoration
recently refreshed. All mint cosmetically.
Even suspension polished. Later engine fitted,
and has been a member of the family ever since.
Visually not as glossily presented as in catalog.
No signage on side now and everything overthickly
painted. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT
$9,230. Despite the same aristocratic family ownership
since new, nobody here wanted it.
Eng.# 788 AP. Dark green/black. RHD. Body
1934 MG PA Roadster. SN PA 504.
vehicles, by Michael Neale in late '60s/early
'70s—auctioneers and experts re-dated it as being
1915. Some chips to fuel tank apart, it was
well presented. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $208,385.
Despite chassis, engine, gearbox and front axle
all starting life in different cars, this superb recreation
still achieved the auctioneer s revised
top estimate, which, in RREC country, must be
considered an accurate valuation.
1923 ROLLS ROYCE 20HP 4 seat
Cabriolet. Body by Barker. SN GA71. Eng.#
G645R. Dark burgundy with black fenders/beige.
RHD. Odo: 17,396 miles. Much varnish and
and interior last restored in early 1990s. In
storage for years and now rather dull. No
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much of it in need of some TLC. Paint better.
Fabric top poor. Hinging split windshield and
fold-down side pillars very quirky. Declared nonrunning
pre-sale. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,370.
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weather equipment. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD
AT $10,650. Not particularly sharp. Desired
$14,000 minimum unrealistic.
1935 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM H
Limousine. Body by Henry Binder. S/N 151
TA. Black over blue/black leather in front,
beige. RHD. Odo: 7,141 miles. Ex-Sedanca de
Ville. Bumpy paint with chips. Brightwork in
XK for anywhere near the mid-estimate money
need of refreshing. External luggage trunk much
weathered. Driver's seat leather torn. Very comfortable,
discreet rear quarters with vanity mirror
and blinds intact. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD
AT $45,440. Over-ambitiously, at/east $57,000
was being sought. However, this car exuded
much originality and the driver's roof section
could have been opened up easily enough.
Would have been worth buying at $50,000.
#62-1936 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM
III Sedanca de Ville. Body by Barker. SN 3
AZ 24. Eng.# A 64 A. Taupe over cream/cream
and tan. RHD. Odo: 40,798 miles. Whitewalls.
older restoration with mellowed paint and
chrome. Clearly never exposed to nasty
weather. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $20,022. Near
top-estimate price was paid for the bike and
sidecar; both of which were made by Brough.
Valued correctly by all concerned.
1948 LAND ROVER 4X4 Utility Ve-
hicle. S/N R 08. Sage green/green. RHD. Odo:
20,215 miles. Eighth pre-production Landy
supplied to works Development Department.
restored in UK in 1989. Paint good with only
minor chips. Evidence of masking. Wood veneer
quite cracked on cocktail cabinet console
in rear. Milky around window edge. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $36,707. Mid-estimate result. Spoton
current market valuation.
Only the chassis and gearbox are truly original
following a 1989 restoration. Later-design
bulkhead fitted. Dull but sound. Cond: 2-.
NOT SOLD AT $24,140. Huge money for a
largely unoriginal andfar-from-sharp example
of one of 48 pre-production vehicles.
Last restored in Sweden some years ago.
Freshly rewired. Usual cracks to paint at bases
of front pillars. Rest of car near perfect inside
and out. Very art deco when new. Now useful
for weddings. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $83,425.
Extremely stylish and carrying the original
Barker coachwork Quite deserving of the midestimate
Tourer. SN GU 65. White with black fenders/
red. RHD. Odo: 40,798 miles. Former Thrupp
& Maberly sedan. Paint, chrome, wood and
1949 BENTLEY Mk VI Drophead
Coupe. Body by Park Ward. S/N B294 CF.
Midnight blue/blue with gray piping. RHD.
Odo: 9,037 miles. Concours winner—but that
was 1986! Paint now crazed and bubbling,.
1936 ROLLS ROYCE 25/30HP 4 seat
leather all good possibly from its 1984 restoration.
Fold-away auster windshield. Plenty of documentation.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $33,370. Required
minimum was paid, which is the correct
valuationfor an open 25/30 with non-period body
in Weddings White.
744, s 14.1//1/.
Center foglight. Original owner's handbook,
copies of factory build sheet, plenty of invoices.
Whitewalls marked. Very freshly
retrimmed with top renewed. Cond: 2+. NOT
SOLD AT $39,760. More than $50,000 was
being sought. No way—without a back-tobare-metal
and driveshafts very shiny. Hoole Racing maintained
and on-the-button. Hand-stitched leathercovered
steering wheel possibly original. Cond:
1. SOLD AT $114,665. Genuine works car in
stunning and race-ready condition—what more
could a serious historic racer want? Price paid
was about right valuewise.
1961 BENTLEY S2 Convertible. Body
by H. J. Mulliner. S/N B 127 CT. Dark blue/
beige. RHD. Odo: 39,377 miles. Once owned by
#56-1955 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER
WRATTH Touring Limousine. Body by Freestone
& Webb. S/N DLW 94. Maroon over
cream over maroon/gray. RHD. Odo: 42,056
miles. Automatic. Illinois-owned 1972-89. Last
#32-1939 BROUGH SUPERIOR
Motorcycle with Alpine GS Sidecar.
S/N M8/2150. Black/black. In overall good
cosmetic order, having been the subject of an
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1957 LOTUS 12 F1/F2 Race Car. S/N
352. Green with yellow wheels/black. Plenty
of history. Fully restored in mid-1990s by Peter
Denty. Superbly presented with suspension
1952 JAGUAR XK 120 Roadster.
S/N 67 1078. Red/red and tan. LHD. Odo: 100
miles. Re-import from US West Coast. Fresh
and mint restoration. Everything perfect cosmetically,
though absolutely no patina. Car rides
on steel wheels with hubcaps. Cond: 1. SOLD
AT $58,398. Lovely car; happily still left-hand
drive. It would be impossible to restore another
Jeremy Lloyd. Last refurbished in 1994. Minor
marks to paint. Brightwork good. Trim fair. A
rare coachbuilt Bentley S2. Cond: 2+. SOLDAT
$71,746. Acquired by the Carnegie Club for the
minimum required Retailer would claim it could
fetch more, but I doubt that this one would
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#74-1961 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER
CLOUD II LWB Limousine. Body by Park
Ward. S/N LCB 76. Midnight blue/beige. RHD.
Odo: 11,627 miles. A/C, automatic transmission,
power windows and division, Sony
tripmeter and navigator foot plate. Paint and
brightwork all okay-ish. Some milking to windshield
edge. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT
$13,490. In full rally spec, this was far too
specialized for the audience here. Standard
MGAs can be found in better cosmetic order
#36-1962 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER
CLOUD H Standard Steel Sedan. S/N SAE
187. Two-tone gray/tan. RHD. Odo: 7,119
miles. Automatic. Older repaint. Paint on the
top of the hood orange peely. Masking line
between two-tone paint wavy. Original trim
stereo, picnic tables. Last cosmetically restored
in the early 1990s. Paint and chrome okay.
Cracked leather seats in front. Cond: 2+. SOLD
AT $25,028. Early aristo history. Apparently
sound. Correctly valued.
1961 MGA 1600 Rally Roadster.
SN GI-IN 1103513. Red/black. RHD. Odo:
73,778 miles. Hardtop. Much serious eventing
in recent years. Unpadded full cage could be
painful for cramped cockpit occupants. Halda
Connolized at some time and okay. Wood on
driver's door top bleached. Cond: 2-. NOT
SOLD AT $15,620. Not good enough to warrant
the $17,000 minimum bid required.
#59-1965 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER
CLOUD III LWB Limousine. Body by
H. J. Mulliner Park Ward. S/N CFL 21. Dark
blue/magnolia. RHD. Santa Fe owned early
1980s-97. Recent repaint and trim, both
good. Upholstery refurbished recently. Originally
ordered larger seats retained. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $33,370. Near top estimate paid.
Last James Young-bodied car. Last restored in
the mid-1980s. Paint fair. Brightwork good—
apart from a poor rear fender and unimpressive
radio aerial chrome. Driver's seat leather cracked.
Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $21,300. Vendor
wanted $28,000 plus. Worth $24,000 or so.
1965 LOTUS CORTINA Mc I SH Se-
dan. S/N 1SS/SA875. White with green flashes/
black. RFD. Odo: 1,023 miles. Paint only fair
with some crazing. Windshield mbber perished.
Gearshift console trim plate tatty. Dell'Orto
rather than original Weber carbs. Incorrect steering
wheel and gearshift knob. Cond: 2-. SOLD
USA model s/n 87454
and serviced. Needs nothing. Motor and
undercarriage fully detailed. Fire extinguisher. Tubi exhaust with
catalysts plus original exhaust. All tools and receipts. 12,031 miles.
California legal. Motivated seller. Priced to sell at $295,000 O.B.O.
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1965 BENTLEY RH LWB Sedan.
Body by James Young. SN BCL 16. Silvergray
over black/red. RHD. Odo: 9,345 miles.
The second lot in this sale acquired by the
Carnegie Club for guest transportation. Easily
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accurately estimated at $11,000-$17,000. A
"wow! " resultfor a V12 2+2 coupe, even though
this was a very sound manual-shift car
#39-1974 JAGUAR XICE Sill V12 COMMEMORATIVE
Roadster. SN 1S 2825. Black/
biscuit. RHD. Odo: 19,986 miles. Hard top.
Claimed to be original paint—but being
AT $10,011. Re-shell and poor attention topenod-correct
detail did not deter the buyer from
paying the minimum amount required, which
was more than enough, in my estimation, for
this particular car
1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Vantage
Coupe. S/N DB6/2718/R. British Racing
Green/white. RHD. Odo: 7,217 miles. Automatic.
Monaco registered. Costly mechanical
black, every stone chip was visible. Interior refurbished
at some time with armrest marked.
Dirty under-hood. Serious misfiring when run
during viewing. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $70,077.
Despite disappointing cosmetics, near top estimate
money was forthcoming. In my view,
$57,000 would have been enough. SIII V12s
have been out offavor for some time—perhaps
they are making a comeback
refurb bills from works on file. Paint good.
Engine bay tidy and well presented. Impractical
white trim impossible to keep clean. Cond:
2+. NOT SOLD AT $34,080. Any automatic
DB6 would struggle to make the $40,000 being
sought. High bid should have been enough.
Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N JRH 50294.
Richmond blue/magnolia. RI-ill). Odo: 83,788
miles. Automatic. Some early servicing by factory.
Repainted during last six years. Paint (apart
1971 MERLYN Mk 20 F FORD Race
Car. S/N N/A. Green with gold stripe/black.
Paint okay with race chips. Suspension and roll
bars all very clean. Engine and gearbox could
from an obvious masking line across the top of
the rear fender) and brightwork all still good.
Driver's seat squashed and saggy. Cond: 1-.
SOLD AT $36,707. Top guide price was paid,
which is market value for a Camargue of this
do with a cosmetic makeover. Last raced at
Brands Hatch in 2000, when prepped by Hoole
Racing. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $15,017. $2,840
less than the low estimate was wisely accepted
for this not-particularly-special Formula Ford
with no apparent period race provenance.
1972 JAGUAR )(ICE SIII V12 2+2
Coupe. SN UC 1S73060. Black/black. LHD.
Odo: 9,567 kms. Chrome wires. US-spec example
with factory A/C. Rarer five-speed manual-shift
transmission. Last clearly well restored in 1982.
Paint, brightwork, interior and engine all still cosmetically
good. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $30,033.
Bravely offered without reserve and, I thought,
1996 JAGUAR XJ220 Coupe.
S/N SAJJEAEX8AX 220. Blue/gray. LHD.
Odo: 13,088 kms. If top dollar was invested,
this car might have cost $572,260 when new.
Has been serviced twice in Spain and France
appeared unused, apart from top tonneau. Inappropriately
small Momo aftermarket steering
wheel. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $36,920.
$50,000 and more was being sought. Retailers
could possibly get this—on a very sunny day.
1912 BRASIER 16HP Limousine.
Body by Marcel Guilloux. SN 16 CH212.
Dark green/beige and gray. RHD. Odo: 7,265
kms. Walled up by vineyard owner for 70
years, so pure time warp. Original paint completely
matte, although nice brass hood trim
and hinged front windshield frame to polish.
Faded elegance within, including brocade window
straps and roller-blinds with tassles.
Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $34,080. Considering
"Sleeping Beauty" story, this mobile
hopeless case. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT
$15,620. The desired $17,000 was impossible.
1988 ASTON MARTIN V8 VOLANTE
Convertible. S/N SCFCV81C8 JTL. Gray
metallic/beige. LHD. Odo: 19,906 miles. Automatic.
Paint and wheels excellent. Retrim
up chips to front radiator surround.
Highly polished brass-braced hood-frame hinges.
Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $50,055. This charming
Edwardian with original coachwork made midestimate
money. Correctly valued.
1910 RENAULT 8HP AX Doctor's
Coupe. S/N 25194. Maroon with black beading/
black. RHD. Very barn-found. According to windshield-top
plaque, the car is named "Ann." Interior
last occupied by a squirrel. An absolutely
since. Minor corrosion to trunk lid (said to leak),
but it is otherwise all like new. Cond: 1-. NOT
SOLD AT $127,800. Despite the sensible/realistic
$142,000 reserve, nobody wanted this one.
After the small price bump when several were
brought into the US, 220s seem to have left the
MODEL 14 10HP ROI DES BELGES Tourer.
Body by Henri Labourdette. SN 1712. Burgundy/
burgundy. RHD. Last restored in Australia more
than 20 years ago. Minor scratches to paint.
1980 ROLLS ROYCE CAMARGUE
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SCM MARKET REPORT: CHRISTIE'S, LONDON, UK
ing of the mid-estimate result for this "Best Restoration"
winner at last year :s Louis Vuitton-sponsored
Bagatelle in Paris. An enormous amount
of visual panache for relatively little money.
1927 BUGATTI TYPE 37 GRAND PRIX
Race Sports. SN 37240. Blue/black. RHD. Ex-
FV3B/58311. Gray over light blue/red. LW).
Odo: 58,214 knis. Last repaint and retrim in 1991,
now only fair after long storage. Rubber finishers
poor. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $43,381. Price
achieved was amazing considering general presentation.
Color combo may prove difficult to
resell. Facels go to a small and picky crowd
#67 1957 PORSCHE 356A 1600 SUPER
living room should have sold. Suprisingly,
though, there were no takers here.
#44-1923 DELAHAYE 84N 14-18HP
Convertible Sedan. Body by Janoir.
S/N 17201. Black/black. RHD. Odo: 41 miles.
Count Lurani. Last restored nearly 30 years ago.
Could do with a repaint. Chipped cockpit edges.
Grubby and oily interior. American Bug Club
badge from early 1970s. Alec Ulmann ownership.
Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $216,195. Mid-estimate
price paid for a rare matching-numbers
car with well-charted history. Great buy.
1958 FACEL VEGA HK500 Coupe.
Concours restoration with fantastic attention to
detail. Faultless paint and nickel-plated fittings.
Leather top lined with moleskin. Show-finish
acetylene container and running-board box containing
fire extinguisher, oil can, tire pump, grease
gun. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $58,398. Well deserv-
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1958 Porsche 356
very rare roadster, silver/red, Cardex,
recent cosmetics CA 2-owner car.
1960 Chevrolet Impala,
documented, 960 out of 1000 points, red/redwhite,
VVWW tires. 348-4bbl. PS. PB. great.
1941 Buick Sedanette, 2-tone green. ex-AACA Senior, outstanding condition and detail throughout, VVVVW tires, lovely
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, 327/365, red/black, AC, knock-offs, side exhaust, PS, PDB, well restored, #s match
1966 Shelby Cobra ERA, red/black, original 427 side oiler, 2x4's, Jag rear. top loader, coil springs, 3.300 miles since built
1949 Olds Fastback Rod, 350, chopped, channeled, lowered, frenched, PS, PDB, AC, PW, VVWVV radial, much more
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1962 Bentley Sli Continental,
chassis #678LCZ, convertible, LHD. auto.
factory AC, PS, black/black.
2000 BMW Z8, red/black, US spec car, 1,400 miles, no paint work. never seen rain, as new
1989 Ferrari 328GTSi, Chiarro Blue/Creme, 20k miles, books, tools, all records, as new, 2 owners. ABS, 18" wheels
1954 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster, red, black, skirts, VVWW tires,recent service, new clutch, very straight
1966 Jaguar XKE Convertible, white/tan leather, very well restored, numbers match, excellent and just serviced
1974 Jaguar XKE Roadster, 18k miles, all records & docs from new. wire wheels, cold A/C, hard top. red/tan, new
1971 Maserati Ghibli Coupe, 4.9 SS, black/tan, outstanding restoration. Borrani's, auto, AC, not one better anywhere
1968 Mercedes-Benz 600, very nice original car, brown/tan, meticulously kept. all books, tools & records, SWB
1971 Mercedes-Benz 3.5 Cabrio, California car, brown/tan, very nice older restoration, zero rust, AC, center shift, books
1961 MGA Roadster, completely restored, red/black leather with red piping, all weather equipment, runs well
1962 Ford Thunderbird,
factory roadster. 27k miles. 2 owners. Kelsey Hayes.
tonneau, restored, jewelry, numbers match.
Cabriolet. Body by Reutter. S/N 61483. Silver/red.
RHD. Odo: 29,938 krns. Originally supplied
to Hong Kong. Cracked paint on driver's
door top and minor scratches touched-in. Minor
scratches to paint where hood rubs. Milky
windshield corner. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $46,718.
$4,000 more than top estimate was forthcoming
for this rare right-hand drive example with all
numbers matching. Finding non-rusted RHD
examples can be difficult, hence the strong price.
1961 PORSCHE 356B S90 Coupe.
S/N 116712. Ivory/black. LW). Odo: 22,762
kms. Panels fit, paint only fair. Period
Blaupunkt. Tools and owner's manual. Cond:
2-. SOLD AT $21,691. Despite only average
cosmetics, near top estimate was achieved,
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30, chassis #GRM 51, Gurney Nutting, very nice older restoration, silver/red, rust free, runs very well $29,900
1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II, Magnolia/tan, piping, 25k miles, one-owner, all book & service records, lovely
SCM MARKET REPORT: CHRISTIE'S, LONDON, UK
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mid-estimate money forthcoming In this condition,
certainly not worth more and perhaps even
a bit less.
#61-1973 FERRARI 246 GT DINO Coupe.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N 02816. Red/black. RHD.
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which was on the high side for a left -hand drive
fixed-head, according to current auction prices.
#37-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 2805L
Roadster. S/N 11304422012436. Silver metallic/black.
RI-ID. Odo: 84,376 miles. Hardtop.
in Morocco 1999—and looked like it. Much
marked paint poorly masked. Worn, though
original, leather still mainly sound. Cond: 3+.
NOT SOLD AT $28,400. Great looker but
condition disappointed. A lot of potential—but
not for much more than $23,000 or so.
#72-1970 ALFA ROMEO GTAm 2000
Coupe. S/N 1531231. Red/black. LHD. Odo:
83,616 kms. Upgraded from 1750 Veloce coupe
to 2-liter GTAm-spec by Autodelta in period,
though only briefest competition history known.
Last repaint now only just passable. Front
fender chrome pitted. Wood trim on door tops
very distressed. Driver's seat squab virtually
collapsed with piping adrift. Cond: 2-. SOLD
AT $25,028. In view of very average cosmetic
appearance, the mid-estimate price was surprising
to me. $20,000 would have been enough.
#58-1953 ALFA ROMEO 1900C SPRINT
Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N AR19C 01066.
Black/green. LHD. Odo: 91,202 kms. Rallied
Odo: 44,953 miles. Well repainted—and not that
long ago. Unmarked interior. Clean engine. Spare
wheel area well presented. Nasty modem stereo
with CD. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $48,280.
Should have sold for around this. Another day,
another auction, it most probably will do so.
#43-1926 STUTZ BLACKHAWK Race
Car. S/N AA/5/81857. White/black. RHD.
Reckoned to be the original once-Duesenbergengined
"Cameron Special." Body paint fair,
Paint fair. Aluminum trunk lid. Fender extension
rivets looked fresh. Perspex above both doors
badly crazed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $50,055. Fuelinjected,
twin-spark motor Offered before by
Christie's and unsold. Not this time, though, with
chassis paint good. Cord-bound rimmed steering
wheel spokes rusty. Floor-covering rubber
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nearly worn away. SU carbs. Stutz motor converted
to shell bearings with Carillo rods. SU
carbs fitted rather than hens' teeth Miller originals.
. SOLD AT $66,740. Certainly
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Poulain Le Fur
Palais d-s Congres, Paris, France
December 10, 2001
Auctioneer: Herve Poulain
Number of automotive lots: 47
Number of automotive lots sold: 35
Sale rate: 74.5%
Sales total: $1,122,530
High: Lot #32, 1958 Mercedes-Benz
300SL roadster sold for $161,400, including
buyer's premium. Buyer's premium on sold
lots included: 10%
Market report by Raymond Milo
Market opinions in italics
omfortably nestled in their own
auditorium at Palais des Congres,
the venerable house of Poulain Le
Fur—in association with
Sotheby's—held its end-of-theyear
sale, and the results were quite
bright. Like the two English auctions held a week
earlier in London, this was a very successful event.
The professional team of Maitre Herve
Poulain, assisted by experts J. M. Cerede and
Marc Souvrain and backed by the some of the
finest ringmen in the business, glided effortlessly
through an interesting and eclectic array of cars.
The focal points of the auction were the Collection
Ortelli, consisting of nine significant cars
that were unfortunately known only in Europe,
and an important Porsche 906 (S/N 906-115)
with fully documented history. The Ortelli's stars
were a 1937 Peugeot 402L Eclipse and a 1938
402DS Darl'Mat roadster. Both the Eclipse and
the Darl'Mat sold, the latter for a fair market
price, the former on the cheap. The Carrera 6, at
the wrong place at the wrong time, found no
serious bidders and went unsold at $265k.
However, the otherwise magnificent auction
catalog, the equal of anything produced by
Christie's, Bonhams or RM, was completely in
French. Not a single car description contained an
English sentence. In the past, Poulain has had
brief but informative English translations, but as
of late, nothing.
When I mentioned this to the principals of
the auction company, they replied that North
American and British auction houses don't print
their catalogs in French, so why should they print
anything in English? This may be a fact, but so
what? Getting even does not bring buyers from
the New World.
By ignoring the North American market, a
unique opportunity is missed: Paris may be the
only city in the world whose mention brings a
smile to the wife of every collector. Why not give
that collector and his significant other a reason to
go to Paris—would a small paragraph in English
really be so difficult? And further, with Christie's
about to invade Gallic turf with their auction in
conjunction with Retromobile, it would seem to
be a good time for Poulain to be expanding their
#17-1952 JAGUAR XI( 120 Roadster.
S/N 672871. Gray/red leather. LHD. Disc
wheels with spats. Said to have had a complete
history. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $79,843. Approximately
120 examples were made in four different
body styles, and less than 40 exist today. An
attractive car that will be easy to restore and
fun to drive. Darl 'Mats don't grow on trees
and are almost never for sale. Very well bought.
1948 PEUGEOT 202BH Cabriolet.
S/N 1019028. Beige. LHD. Very nicely kept
restoration, but if so, only to a driving standard.
Decent panel fit. Could use a good detailing.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,414. Just a car made
the right price. These cars have to be stunning
to get into the $40,000-$60,000 range.
1965 AUS11N HEALEY 3000 Mk III
Roadster. S/N HBL8L29257. Light blue metallic
over white/tan. LHD. Odo: 77,721 miles.
up and refurbished to excellent driver condition.
Part of the Ortelli collection. Good panel
fit, nice cosmetics, no play in the doors, no
rust. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,817. A tiny 1100cc
motor but a great cruiser and eye-popper
nonetheless. Unique and very cute. If my brain
had been working (too much cabernet the night
before) I would have bought it. A bargain.
1954 DELAHAYE T235 CHAPRON
Chromed wire wheels. Good panel fit, sound
fenders, no visible signs of rust. Most likely a
good driver, but not much more. Cond: 3+.
SOLD AT $22,251. These cars are making
the same price on either side of the Atlantic.
#6-1937 PEUGEOT 402L ECLIPSE
Retractable Hardtop. S/N 617219. Dark blue.
LHD. Brought to perfect as-new condition by
the Ortelli family (Peugeot dealers since 1905)
. SOLD AT $35,340. A great value for the
money. Unfortunately, all post-war French
Grand Routiers (Talbot Lago, Delage and
Delahaye) are not as well-received as the prewar
models, due to their bulky bodies—even
though they have identical mechanicals.
nice. Glass and headlights are excellent. Cond
#24-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL
Convertible. SN 12104210025811. Beige/red
leather. LHD. Said to be bare-metal, ground-up
without any silly stuff like powder coating
and cadmium plating. A retractable hardtop
design, roughly 20 years before Ford introduced
the Skyliner. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT
$58,900. The bargain ofthe sale. At about 3,000
pounds, with 55 hp, this isn't exactly a doubleA
fuel dragster but it remains a stunning design.
Extremely rare as well.
1938 PEUGEOT 402DS DARL'MAT
Sport Roadster. Body by Darl'Mat. S/N
400247. French Blue/black. LHD. Good,
straight body and great brightwork. Wrong
steering wheel, cheap older repaint. Rear axle,
brakes, Cotal gearbox, oil pan and radiator all
leaking like sieves—anything with any fluid
is, actually. From Ortelli collection, no known
Coupe. S/N 818076. Black/tan. RHD. A nice,
older restoration, with conversion to hydraulic
brakes. Brightwork and wire wheels are very
restored, and claim appears to be true. In typical
Continental fashion, the dash and door panels
are original and very nice, although they do
clash with the new paint and leather upholstery.
Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $29,450. An expected price
for a car restored in the European tradition of
trying to leave as much original as possible,
rather than having all traces of its history sandblasted
away by a ground-up restoration.
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#30-1966 LANCIA FLAMINIA 2.83C GT
Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N 826138-1117.
Gray metallic/red. LHD. Superbly restored
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precaution. Books, tools and such not visible.
Reported accurate mileage. Cond: 1. SOLD
AT $50,000. 1 have never been able to understand
the fascination with very low-mile
cars. What do you do with 13-year-old new
cars? Drive it and turn it intojust another used
car, or store it, wrapped like a mummy, to keep
a low three-digit odometer reading.
from bumper to bumper, and from rooftop to
floor pan. Excellent detail and perfect panel
fit. A no-stories car. Catalog incorrectly identified
model year as 1969. Cond: 1
1929 CADILLAC 341B Roadster.
Body by Fisher. S/N 330 136. Burgundy/black.
LHD. Odo: 60,369 miles. A time-warp car. Attractive
body with a 341-c.i. V8. Engine rebuilt
. SOLD AT
$26,178. Great cars to drive, with an attractive
2+2 body. The 2.8 3C engine configuration
is the most desirablefor the model. Unfortunately,
the market today values them at afraction
of the value of the Zagato-bodied cars.
Bought at a mere sliver of the resto cost.
1989 FERRARI 328 GTS Targa. Body
by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFWA20B0000815. Red/
black. LHD. Odo: 100 kms. Looks like a brandnew
car. Cam belts reportedly replaced as a
and front seats recovered; everything else is original
(including the paint) and very nice. A rare
find. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,356. It would be
very interesting to know how this car came to
France, and what it has been doing here all
these years. Price seemed fair enough.
1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Coupe. SN 194377S107222. Silver/black. LHD.
Odo: 31,677 miles. 427/435 with three Holley
two-barrel carbs. Four-speed. A nice, originallooking
car, sold new to the late Serge Pozzoli.
Mileage is believable. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
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by Carl Bomstead
Object: Bugatti Atlantic Prototype painting, by Riester—Lot #214
Auction: l'art et I 'automobile, December 12, 2001
Sale Price: $3,335, including buyer's premium
acques Vaucher has been a fixture within the automobilia community
for the past decade or so. He has a presence at most of the
major auctions and his store in East Hampton, New York, is a
treasure chest of early automotive posters, badges and trophies.
For the past several years he has been conducting semi-annual
mail-order auctions with bids submitted by phone, fax or e-mail.
The December 12th auction was his seventh. The auctions historically
have achieved a high sale rate, although Jacques stated this year's was off
by a few percentage points, which he felt could be attributed to the current
state of the economy.
The descriptive catalog for the most recent auction was complete
with black-and-white photographs of the majority of the 330 items and
sold for $10. It included grading of the items, along with pre-sale estimates.
The catalog was divided into several categories and all were
heavily laced with Bugatti items from the collection of Miles Coverdale.
The books and literature section had an exceptionally high sales rate,
with 66 of the 78 lots offered (85%) going to collector's libraries at
prices at or above the high estimates. One notable item was Lot #54, a
numbered edition of the book Bugatti Magnum by Hugh Conway. This
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to the pre-sale estimate of $250 to $350.
A highlight of the auction was Lot #214, a handsome oil and acrylic
painting on canvas of the Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic prototype coupe at
speed on a country road. It exceeded the high estimate of $2,500 to bring
$3,335, including premium. The painting of the prototype was signed
by the artist, Riester, and was originally given by him to the Bugatti
Even though the prices of quality automobilia continue to climb,
good pieces continue to be relative bargains. $3,335 won't go very far
towards putting a real Type 57 in your garage, but it will get you a
unique, one-of-a-kind work of art with interesting provenance to hang in
your office. I call that a good deal.
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I was a fairly successful professional artist for fifteen years before changing horses and pursuing my hobby, literally
immersing myself in the world of the automobile over a decade ago. Many people, on finding out that I was an artist, ask
me if I ever miss the creativity involved in painting. My answer to that is quite simple. While I was happy as an artist, the
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and skills that have been quickly disappearing from the rest of the automotive industry. It was to be a true assembly of
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and much, much more.
10-day luxury coach tour departs
September 4, 2002
First-class hotel stays at Goodwood,
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Tel: (503) 266-4079
Other highlights include:
• Entries to grandstand/paddock at Goodwood Revival
• Paddock walks escorted by noted vintage racer and Rockefeller
Center Concours organizer Murray Smith, along with Speedvision
personality Alain de Cadenet
• Catered gourmet lunches at Goodwood
• Beaulieu National Motor Museum
• Jaguar factory tour
• Bentley factory tour
• Castle Donington Fl Museum
• Dinner with the Director of Christie's English Motor Car division
• Visit to Coys Classic Showroom
• Daily conversations with Keith and Cindy about collecting, and the
state of the market
• Sightseeing including Stonehenge, High Tea in the village of
Broadway, optional tickets to a Shakespeare production at the
National Theatre at Stratford-on-Avon
• Alternative touring for accompanying
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1962-67 MG Midget
and Austin-Healey Sprit..
n the mid-'50s, as the costs of AustinHealeys,
Triumphs, and MGs began to
increase with each new model year,
Donald Healey saw a niche opening up
for a car that would be fun to drive,
siblings of the
MGB and Austin-Healey
cars on the road
in their day and were
noted for their razorsharp
they had (and in original
form still have)
speeds, on a curving,
Midget (above) carries different hood and grille than Sprite (below).
road they put a smile on the faces of drivers
and passer-bys alike.
While many Spridgets
were built, few survive. Condition
is far more important
than originality; in fact, having
a 1275-cc engine in an
earlier car might even increase
its value. Since these
cars are so inexpensive, the
smart move is to pay a premium
(say, $8,000) and get
the best in the world, rather
than get into a dogfight with
a $2,500 car as you try to
make it nice.
Go flat out and never worry about a ticket.
inexpensive to own, and "small enough to
store in a chap's motorcycle shed." From that
inspiration was born the Austin-Healey Sprite,
introduced in 1958.
In its first "cheap and cheerful" form, it
used simple body panels, had no outside trunk
lid and was powered (if 35 horses can be called
power) by the Austin 948-cc A35 engine. A
grinning oval grille and two headlamps fastened
to the bonnet gave it a bug-eyed look that has
endeared it to classic car collectors out of all
proportion to its actual utility.
In 1962 a new and improved model was
released, with the fenders, hood and trunk lid
of a real car. It even had bumpers. Nevertheless,
the Sprite Mk II was built on the same
chassis and used the same floor pan, bulkhead
and doors as the Bugeye. More significant,
British Motor Corporation decided to badge
engineer an MG out of the Sprite at the same
time. The car used the "Midget" name from
MG's prewar era and was identical to the
Sprite except for a different grille and slightly
different trim details. Acknowledging the similarities,
enthusiasts today simply group them
all together under the term "Spridgets."
The engine capacity of the new Sprite and
the Midget was increased to 1098 cc, producing
a whopping 55 bhp. At the same time, the
front drum brakes were replaced by discs.
Few other changes were made until 1966,
when the Austin 1275-cc engine offering 65 bhp,
similar to the engine being used in the Mini Cooper
S, was installed. US market smog restrictions
began to suck the life out of the car, though, with
regulations effective January 1, 1968.
car, offering an
Spridgets can be an ideal
entry-level collector's sports
immersion experience in the world
of 40-year-old British cars for less than the cost
of a used Miata.—Gary Anderson•
S CM Price Guide
Original list price
Engine # Stamped on aluminum plate riveted
to front right-hand, side top of block
ID plate screwed to sloping chassis
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perts: In order to accommodate
my current old-car
urges (I want a Ferrari), I need
to sell my 1972 911 Targa,
which was recently on eBay but
didn't generate the bids I was
seeking. I bought the car in July, 2000, from a
gentleman who owned itfrom 1979-2000 and
had a three-ring binderfull ofreceipts totaling
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was given an $8,000 engine rebuild
using"E" pistons, and another $8,000 was
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though the original seats are included. It has
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isn't a concours-level example, but a really
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I bought it for $13,400 in 2000 and would
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Jim Schrager re-
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Non-reclining seats in the Spyder make the coupe the tall-guy choice.
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Can a nice early 911 bring $13,000-$14,000?
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will I fit behind the wheel of a 365 GTB/4
Daytona? I have driven a 250 GTE (330
America, actually) without problem, but I
read in your magazine that Daytonas are
not tall-guy friendly. Should I forget this
dream?—D. Miller, Tokyo, Japan
Michael Sheehan replies: One of the great
joys of Daytona ownership is that they fit
anyone from 5'5" to 6' 6", as long as you are
not overly padded.
Still don't fit? The seat tracks can be redrilled
and mounted even farther back and the
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completely. So slide the seat back, then
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Author: Paul Zazarine
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Size: 8 x 101/4 inches. Paperback, 175 pages
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Organized chronologically, this book explains
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steeply angled windshield for the 1969
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to continue with the high cowl inherited from
the Nova, and the Camaro continued with the
same basic body until the 1970 redesign.
Zazarine includes helpful comparison
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Camaro Z/28 and its prime competition, the
Ford Mustang Boss 302. Both models, created
to meet SCCA Trans-Am specifications,
carried a 302-cubic-inch V8 rated at 290
Zazarine states that the Boss outperformed
the Z/28 in several areas, including
suspension, brakes and around-town
drivability. However, the Z/28 still outsold
the Boss 302 by far.
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such as Baldwin-Motion, Berger, Dana
and Nickey. These remain the most valuable
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Most photos here are from GM's archives,
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exercises. Helpful charts give performance
data, percentage of factory-installed options,
and factory trim codes. Reproductions of
period magazine ads show how Chevrolet
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of the events and listings are of slight
interest to American enthusiasts. Of course,
the European vantage point also means that
Americans have a chance to learn about
events new to them.
The Classique Car Diary doesn't have a
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57 250 GT BOANO, very early one, very
nice shape, very good event car 949-6503445.
58 250 GT ELLENA, #0885 w/new 351
Ford motor and trans, car is in primer and is
95% complete, as is for $40,000. 515-9819148.
64 330 GT, 2+2, 4-headlamp, extensive
restoration of a Monaco delivery Ferrari,
yellow headlights, original Ribot Blue w/
maroon Connolly hides, wires redone, all
chrome redone, beautiful car $42,500. Jeff,
65 330 2+2, no engine, trans, Chevy
mounts, requires some TLC $10,000. 928636-4016.
67 275 GTB/4, SIN 9337, fly yellow w/blk
int, Borranis, proper tools and manuals,
complete history, shown in competition
many times, 59k km, $329,000, James
Dawson 614-354-6605 anytime. OH
67 275 GTB/4, completely and correctly
inspected and rebuilt mechanically, newly
rebuilt Patrick Ottis engine, excellent interior
and exterior, runs perfectly $349,000
call for brochure. 909-849-5530. CA
67 330 GTC, #9607, cream w/blk interior,
all original, 1 owner last 20 years $90,000.
68 365 GT 2+2, 23,300 mi, rosso/rubino,
tan interior, complete int/ext restoration,
CA car, from private collection $52,500.
Johannes Neckermann, 315-858-8888. NY
69 365 GT 2+2, fresh silver paint, red int,
93k mi, mechanically and cosmetically ex-
cellent, Borrams, new Michelins $49,500
nego. 954-456-1688 eves. FL
69 365 GTB4, blk/blk, straight, runs well,
good interior, great driver $80,000. 714751-2464
71 365 GTB/4, S/N 14187 (US) red w/blk
int, rebuilt Borranis with new XWX tires,
nicely detailed, excellent driver that will
show, proper tools and manuals, complete
history, above the rest! 38k mi, $129,000,
James Dawson 614-354-6605 anytime. OH
71 DAYTONA, red/tan, wires, total restoration,
show car winner, one of the best in
the country $129,000. 530-222-1311. 530246-1649.CA
72 246 GT DINO, 90k mi, blue/tan, nice
proper car $62,000. 214-351-0218. Fax
72 365 GTC/4, silver w/blk int, 22k miles,
one owner, all books and tools, fantastic
original car $60,000 BO. 530-435-2627. CA
72 246 GIS, Chiaro Azzuro, tan interior, 20k
miles, one owner car with manuals and tools
$75,000. Jeff or Bill, 847-234-2800. IL
74 365 GT4 BB BOXER, S/N 17553,
original Road & Track test car, yellow/
black leather, 24k mi, total engine rebuild,
new clutch, tires and battery, correct tool
kit, books, shop manuals, DOT/EPA paper
work $78,500. Bob, 207-283-1764. ME
75 308 GT4 DINO, total restoration, pristine
condition, original owner Mrs. Bill
Harrah of Reno $33,000 serious buyers
only. 949-249-2058. CA
80 308 GTSi, 23k, red/blk, 2 owners, up-
to-date services, excellent $32,000 BO. CC
Ltd., 608-849-9878. WI
82 512 BBi, red/tan, 24k ml, CD, tape, runs
perfectly $75,000. 440-460-0161. OH
82 308 GTSi, excellent condition, 40k ml,
very good paint, carpets, leather, all tools,
books and records, two-owner car, looks
and runs great $30,000 firm. Bruce, 206623-3221.
82 512 BBi, red/tan, 24,000 miles, CD,
tape, runs perfectly $75,000. 440-4600161.
83 512 BBi, red, tan leather, 6,700 km,
absolutely gorgeous car, concours winner,
CA title with barcode, original tools, spare,
etc., all unused $95,000. Steve, 650-3481735.
83 512 BBi, red w/full tan leather including
tan leather headliner, tan carpet, orig
Pioneer, silver door grilles, and much, much
more, too much to list, call for details
$89,500 BO. Keith, 616-392-1384 anytime.
308 GTS QV, S/N 46693, red/blk, excellent,
books, tools, cover, records, meticulously
maintained and serviced, never raced or
abused, 42k ml $32,000. Roger Wooley,
503-228-1945. 503-295-1982. OR
88 MONDIAL QUATTROVALVE,
Cabriolet, a perfect 7,500 mile car, red w/tan
leather interior, blk top, pw windows, door
locks, pw antenna, A/C, CD, tools and spares,
leather boot $48,000. 717-848-3300. PA
90 F40, red/red, 4,290 miles, 30 service
(major) $300,000. Bob, 281-370-7355. TX
91 MONDIAL T CAB CONV, only 4,300
miles, as new, lovingly driven and maintained,
red, tan interior $89,500. 856-8452361
11 to 5. NJ
95 348 SPIDER, blk/blk, 4,800 miles, all
books and records, 15k service, new condition,
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51 235 COUPE, Paris show car, the first car
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60 FACEL VEGA, excellent original-condition
paint and interior, blk/red leather, 2owners
from new, rust-free, rare 4-spd w/360
hp, 40k orig miles, incredible $40,000. 310478-0555.
61 FACELLIA CONVERTIBLE, 1-family
owned from new, 1600-cc dohc, 4-spd, great
orig cond, 26,676 miles $19,800. Bob, 207283-1764.
62 FACEL II, best in the world, 1st Place at
Pebble Beach, metallic burgundy, beige interior,
2 owners from new, rare 4-spd w/390 hp,
disc brakes, A/C, Borranis $110,000. 310478-0555.
37 CABRIOLET, very good, complete body,
call for details, also have two others available
$5,500. 651-592-5332. MN
59 1100 4-DR SEDAN, runs, needs brakes
and cosmetics $1,695. 973-481-5550. NJ
59 BIANCHINA, red and white, fully restored,
int/ext in exc cond, orig seats, title
and rebuilt engine, CA car, drives well $4,500
nego. 732-830-1296. 732-793-5865. NJ
68 DINO SPIDER, red/tan, 2.4 motor, 7F
trans, body-off restoration completed in '92,
excellent condition $25,500 OBO. 281-8504384.
69 850 SPORT COUPE, runs and looks
great, orig 1-owner, 175k mi, garaged, restored
int/seats $5,000. John Kreg,l, 229-759-9159.
71 500L, 100% restored, new motor (650cc),
trans, floors, skins, wiring, nice car, 55
mph $8,900 firm. 847-332-1323 weekends.
77 SPIDER CONVERTIBLE, 90% complete,
parts car $600 OBO. 605-673-5044.
67 RIVOLTA, 327/300 hp, 4-spd, air, restored
Borranis, new int, shocks, windshield,
front end, radiator and more, very classy and
fast, motor in exc cond, call for more info
$21,000 OBO. Mike, 602-220-0400. AZ
69 GRIFO, red/blk, Borrani wires, 32,900
miles, straight, correct, clean Iso $39,500. 207283-1764.
71 GRIFO SERIES II, #2 cond, Ferrari red,
straight, exc tan leather int, Chevy 350 hiperf
w/elec ignition, B&M GM auto trans,
show cond, everything replaced or rebuilt,
brightwork exc, all works/runs strong, call
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70 ITALIA, red, black interior, A/C, 45k mi,
4-spd, wire wheels, pw, very tight, runs
strong, 351C, lots of new parts, spares, drive
anywhere $20,000. 516-783-3054. NY
71 ESPADA, 20k mi, no rust, Miura wheels,
tools, beautiful car in green metallic, complete
history $24,900. 860-455-9030. CT
71 ESPADA SERIES II, red/blk leather,
5-spd, low miles, well maintained, needs
nothing, a dream car, call for information
$32,000 Offers. 847-816-1630. IL
72 IVIIURA P400 SV, one of the last made
with factory split sump, red, orig dk brown
int, 14k orig mi, like new cond $200,000.
73 ESPADA SERIES HI, partially restored,
painted, upholstery done, most
parts there, plus extra parts included
$10,000. 304-624-4102 days. 304-8422206
76 URRACO P300, 32k mi, outstanding
cond, new tires, exhaust, tune, cold A/C,
all manuals, some documentation $29,900
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85 COUNTACH, Euro model, blk, blk
leather, wing, MSD QV with carbs, 28k
miles, nice cond $68,000. 724-898-2663.
91 DIABLO, S/N 12144, blk w/tan int,
originally owned by Rod Stewart, 8k
km, excellent condition, $124,900,
James Dawson 614-354-6605 anytime.
53 B53 BERLINETTA, 1-off by
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Nardi manifold, mechanically
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55 1900 SS TOURING, complete and untouched
car, absolutely no rust, absolutely
no damage, a true barn-find car 949-6503445.
58 GIULIETTA SPIDER, white with
black leather interior, frame-up restoration
over the years, incredible attention
to details, all driveline components completely
rebuilt to better-than-factory
standards $42,500. Paul Lane, 203-9137480.
61 GIULIETTA SPIDER, convertible,
runs and drives, 1300, 101 Series engine,
red, black interior and top, owned 27
years, never driven in winter $11,000 firm.
Warren, 218-848-2477. 952-926-7167.
63 GIULIA SPRINT, red w/blk int, good
driver $8,500. 360-378-3013. WA
63 SPRINT 1600, 2-door coupe, blue ext,
red dash, black leather bucket seats, for restoration
project, been in storage, BO. Peter
Kniskern, 703-255-3298. 888-329-4169.
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65 GIULIA SUPER, project or parts, some
small stuff missing $2,000 OBO. Bill or Jeff,
66 DUETTO SPIDER, rust-free CA car, mils,
needs restoration $3,000. 501-751-7993
67 1300 GT JUNIOR, complete resto,
great paint, new mechanicals, 57k mi on
tach $14,000. John Kay, 301-652-6287.
69 1750 GTV, Euro car w/orig Webers and
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restored in 1977, been in storage from '79
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81 GTV6, 55k mi, mechanically maintained,
runs exc, body rusted, good for resto or parts,
many parts too, hardware $1,700. Ray, 631669-1245.
86 SPIDER VELOCE, champagne,
tan interior, CD, A/C, pw, leather,
56k ini, orig rebuilt motor, new top,
tires, exhaust $6,200. 973-3355373.
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66 FLAMINIA SUPER SPORT, Zagato,
body and chassis restored, much mechanical
work done, ready to drive $40,000. 803-6429940.
623500, GT body $1,800. 480-922-3778. AZ
70 GHIBLI SPIDER, 1 of 100 orig, 4.7-liter
Spider with only 70k orig miles, 5-spd, AM/
FM factory air, Borrani wire wheels, yellow
w/tan leather int, Haartz cloth top, a great car
$89,500 OBO. Chuck at, 619-247-7615 or Bill
at 619-247-8341. CA
82 QUATTROPORT'E, only 36k orig mi,
gorgeous, mint cond, a CA beauty, recent major
service, looks and runs great $12,500 OBO.
800-655-0090 x19. CA
83 QUATTROPORTE, 2nd owner, 70k mi.
new tires, runs great, make offer 212-831-8753
days. 914-428-4582 nights. NY
56, weekend convertible, very rare aluminum
2-seater, later "Flash" 4-cylinder motor,
solid, needs total restoration, one of fifty
imported new, $8,000. 650-854-1755. CA•
71 3.0 CS COUPE, diamond blue, 80k
verified CA miles, stick shift, wood, black
leather $9,800 OBO. 310-793-8989. CA
72 3.0 CSL, lightweight coupe, black/
black, air, carbs, straight and clean $22,500.
81 Ml, rare, blue, 30k miles, excellent condition
$75,000. 904-273-8067. FL
85 COUPE, auto, new paint, beige leather,
87k mi, original owner, new exhaust and
catalyst, shocks, excellent $7,500. Harris,
52 220 CABRIOLET A, restoration
project, body done, needs paint, new wood,
rockers, side rails, exc workmanship and
finest materials, Glasurit epoxy primer,
leadwork, optically straight $42,500 OBO.
54 300SL GULLWING, silver/navy,
beautifully maintained original, matching
numbers, recent major service, in the
showroom in Topsfield, MA 978-8876644,
55 300B, 4-dr convertible, one of 59 produced,
maroon, tan top, natural leather int,
show winner, beautiful restoration, call for
information $125,000. 215-794-7867. PA
57 220S CABRIOLET, blk/silver, red
leather int, completely restored $37,500.
60 220SE CONVERTIBLE, dark red/tan,
beautifully restored CA show car with recent
major service, spectacular and functionally
excellent $110,000. Photos at
wvvw.DearbornAuto.com, Alex Dearborn
60 220SE CONVERTIBLE, black/beige,
nice original convertible with all records,
great history, recent major service $36,000.
Photos at wwvv.Dearborn Auto.com , Alex
Dearborn 978-887-6644. MA
63 190SL, 2 owner, exc cond, garaged past
15 yrs, engine rebuilt, brake system and
interior redone prior to storage, both tops
$22,500. 813-247-6858. FL
65 300SE CONVERTIBLE, silver/navy,
rare 5-spd, restored CA car, only 57k mi,
drives like new $75,000. Photos at
www.DearbornAuto.com, Alex Dearborn
67 250SE CABRIOLET, auto, dk brown
ext/int and top, fully restored, fabulous
condition $32,950. 208-765-2886. ID
67 2505L, white/red, 5-spd stick, restored
and thoroughly prepared for tours
$39,000. Alex Dearborn 978-887-6644,
photos at www.DearbornAuto.com. MA
68 280SL, red w/blk soft and hardtop, Euro
headlights, dials and jump seat, excellent
condition, body and mechanical $25,000.
69 2805L, 5-spd, gray/beige with tobacco
brown MB leather, A/C, show-quality
older restoration, complete records
$49,000. Alex Dearborn 978-887-6644,
69 280SL, white w/blk, manual $13,900.
71 280SL, black/red, 4-spd stick, A/C, excellent
older restoration with thorough
recent updates $33,000. Alex Dearborn
978-887-6644, photos at vvwvv.Dearborn
71 3.5 COUPE, white/red, new paint, excellent
throughout $10,000. 978-443-9213. MA
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72 350SL, red, tan leather, new top, restored
show car, 85k, detailed engine and undercarriage,
mint $19,750. 856-829-2974. NJ
77 450SL, red, orig owner, exc cond, all
records, FL car, garage kept, 127k miles
$10,000 OBO. 305-389-9621. FL
56 356A SUPER SPEEDSTER, all original,
some upgrades mods, #s match, no rust,
exc cond, easy restoration, runs and drives
great $35,000. 508-400-5566 message. MA
63 356C CABRIOLET, red/blk, dependable
old driver $19,500. 214-351-0218. Fax
64 356SC, original SC engine, compensatory
spring, oversized gas tank, originally
silver, repainted off-white w/blk interior
$13,500. 304-624-4102 days. 304-8422206
65 356C COUPE, slate gray, deep red, 46k
mi, exc cond $19,000. 570-223-8691
71 911T, blk/blk, fully restored mid '90s,
good daily driver $8,900. 214-351-0218.
Fax 214-351-0219. TX
75911 CARRERA, sunroof coupe, A/C, 65k
miles, fully restored, all updates, yellow, blk
leather int $18,900. 731-587-2117. TN
80 928, fully restored, gold ext/int, 58k
original miles, orig radio $22,000. 276889-2986.
82 911 COUPE, red/blk, sunroof, 16"
Fuchs wheels, killer stereo, A/C, call for
details $12,500 BO. 530-246-1649. CA
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sold to settle estate $30,000. 480-9223778.
49 LINCOLN COUPE, factory race prepared,
dual carbs, cottage cheese frame, auxiliary
gas tank $20,000. 650-854-1755. CA
58 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6, 350 ci
Chevy, 4-spd, 1-10, narrowed, 9-inch rear,
chrome Cobra roll bar, could be re-bodied any
kit $14,500. 305-822-1387. FL
58 MGA ROADSTER, race car, VSCCA
logbook, great looking car w/new wire
wheels, close ratio gearbox, recent rebuild,
excellent racing record $19,000. 201-5680013.
Fax 201-568-8054 NJ
64 SUNBEAM ALPINE, built and raced
by one of the premier shops in Denver, fresh
65 CORVETTE, beautiful West Coast car,
HMSA standards, Monterey Histories veteran,
ready to race, 1 event on fresh 327/365
engine, includes trailer and many spares, including
wheels, short block, trans, rear end
$89,000. Jim, 714-633-2770. CA
65 CORVETTE COUPE BP, history from
1960s-70s w/log books, totally restored, best
of everything, no flares, still has glass/door
panels, currently one of the fastest coups available,
correct blue paint, still has orig dash,
SVAA medallion, spares, may take partial
trade $67,000. 443-831-0212. 410-5618064.MD
65 MG powered by Gilbem GT 1800, rare
tube frame, fiberglass body, o/d, wire wheels,
4-seat coupe, built in Wales, runs and drives,
1 of 277 built and only LHD known, needs
restoration $5,500 or MGA trade. call or email
weeknds ONLY. OH
65 SHELBY GT350, dynos at 300 hp, 300
ft lbs torque, Centerforce clutch,
Flowmasters, subframe connectors, 5-spoke
wheels, still have Vragars, etc, etc, rates production
for autocrossing $40,000. Bill,
66 DATSUN 1600, "Rising Sun," wellknown
Colorado racer, meticulous construction,
condition and graphics, spares,
trailer, fresh motor, wonderful toy
www.fazioauto.com . (CO)
66 SHELBY GT350, B production, SVRA
Gold Medallion, Fully sorted and prepared
race car, brand new. No expense spared, road/
race engine, call for details, interesting trades
$55,000 US$, firm. 905-988-9004.
66 SAAB FORMULAS, Indy car, functional
art, hand-formed alum Indy body on 66 Saab
Formula S chassis and drivetrain, special car,
complete w/Halibrand Shrike, knock-off
wheels and original Firestone tires, beautiful
and unique $8,500. 805-466-1015. CA
race car, log book, upgraded F-prop car,
fresh 1275, competition axles, new braking
system, Carrera shocks, Webster
radiator, MGA carbs, fuel cell,
Olde English White $7,500
or interesting trade. 607546-8479.
69 CAMARO, 1st Generation
pro-touring RS convertible,
built by Detroit Speed
and Engineering's Kyle
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48 SUPER CONVERTIBLE, yellow w/
blk top, resto rod, detailed 455 Buick 1-400,
ps, pb, tilt and tele, Vintage A/C and heat,
Daytona wire wheels, new leather and velour
int, Camaro clip and more $48,500 might
trade. 936-569-7088. 936-554-8711.TX
55 ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE, white,
total restoration, trophy winner, always
garaged $27,000 OBO. 215-635-2714. PA
56 CONVERTIBLE, dark blue, dark blue
leather, tan top, pristine condition, showing
30k, believed to be accurate $65,000.
68 RS CONVERTIBLE, very original,
gold, rebuilt V8, 3-spd column std shift,
radio, heater, manual top, mechanically restored,
needs paint and upholstery, runs and
drives great $7,800. 405-942-0233. OK
69 SS/RS, simply the fmest, frame-off rotisserie
restoration, true #1 cond, straight,
every nut and bolt new, show winner, blk
custom interior, gauges, 350, 4-spd, call for
info $35,000. 941-948-1960. FL
48 WINDSOR HIGHLANDER, convertible,
complete car, some rust, good project
car $8,000 call for info. 949-498-3466. CA
67 IMPERIAL, convertible, stunning #2
unrestored show car, 50k mi, pale yellow w/
blk int, every option, nice wood, near perfect,
museum quality $20,000. 901-458-6941. TN
54 rolling chassis and completely empty
body from head to toe, all body panels are
there $9,300. 310-329-5334. CA
56 ROADSTER, 265-ci V8, dual carbs,
manual trans, older restoration, very sharp,
blk and silver w/red int $42,500 OBO. 716633-2848.
60 all original, 95k mi, burgundy and
white, looks great, runs excellent, rare mint
automatic $34,000 OBO. 516-457-7005.
63 SPLIT WINDOW, 300 hp/327, red/blk,
local show winner, new tires, brakes, carb,
battery, starter, etc, good driver $31,000.
801-768-4154. 801-756-3466. UT
66 427/450 coupe, NCRS winner, 37k
original miles, silver on black $58,500.
Manny Dragone, 203-335-4643. Cl
70 CONVERTIBLE, 1 owner, blue, white
top, blue int, 350, 350 hp, 4-spd, 41k miles,
Protect-O-Plate, all books $19,800. 978939-2103
days. 978-939-5146 eves. MA
59 CORONET 2-DR, hardtop, new red/
white paint, black swivel seat interior,
Lancers, dual rear antennas, solid #2+
driver $25,000. 719-473-0461. CO
67 HEMI R/T CONVERTIBLE, I of3 produced,
buckets, 3.54 Dana, ps, pw disc brakes,
museum quality resto. on 25k-mi car, doc'd,
Certicard, investment quality $125,000
trades considered. 520-298-7989. AZ
56 PREMIERE CONVERTIBLE, 27k
original miles, beautiful $49,500. 562-9233456.
76 Mk IV, 10k original miles, original
owner, stored, absolutely like new in every
way, white, brown, half roof $15,000
nego. 520-723-9169. AZ
51 street rod, suicide doors, 302 V8, floor
shift, Edelbrock 4-bbl, dual, good dk red
paint, runs well $5,850 can deliver. 618635-7056.
69 COUGAR XR-7, 2-dr, completely re-
stored, all receipts, Windsor engine, restored
auto trans, white with new red
leather interior, garaged, exc cond $10,500.
50 ROCKET 88 DELUXE, 2 dr sedan,
beautiful $18,500. 419 668 1884. OH
63 STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE, factory
air, National winner, spectacular $35,000.
59 FURY, total restoration, ps, pb, sport
deck, 318 V8, Torqueflite, flame red $15,500.
Jim Nelems, 770-448-5916. GA
66 BELVEDERE CONY, Beverly Hills CA
car, stored last 25 yrs, orig factory red/red
int, white top, slant 6-cyl, auto, ps, straight
and rust free, all original, Hemi transplant
project $7,850 Private. 800-4061065.
68 BARRACUDA CONY, hi po
318 V8, a/t, buckets and console,
floor shift, CA car, no rust,
triple blk, new paint, int and top
$9,100. 213-864-9000. CA
59 BONNEVILLE, convertible,
red, new red/white leather int,
tri-pw, air, multiple show winner, solid
#2+ driver $32,000. 719-473-0461. CO
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62 GRAND PRIX, the best, original, 21k
mi, orig paint, 8 lugs, ps, ph, auto, white w/
blk int, needs nothing $19,500. Steve, 214797-7698.
FORD THUNDERBIRD, 1957, '56 or
'55. Must have at least automatic, p/s,
p/b and soft top. Nice car only! Please no
poorly done cars Charles Clarke, 860658-2714.
68 AUSTIN-HEALEY, Sprite vintage
Tucker, Wayne Due modified C4 Corvette
suspension, pw r&p, AFCO coilovers,
NASCAR stab bar, Baer brakes, Autometer,
idiot lights, Vintage Air and more, call for
details $49,900. 630-430-5747. IL
73 BMW 2002 tii, ground-up restoration,
new everything, Alpina cliff, 5-speed, adj front
camber plates, Mini-Lites, 195 hp high-compression
engine, also an instructor car, too
much to list, call for info $31,500 firm. Tom,
79 PORSCHE 924 DP, one of orig 16
Porsche factory cars, 8 remaining, all
mechanicals rebuilt, spare transmission, numerous
gear sets, springs, wheels and other
spares $39,000. Kurt, 717-848-2565. PA•
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67 DB6, short-chassis Volante, 1 of 37 made,
red w/blk convertible top, show quality
$230,000 offers. 410-299-3811. MD
67 DB6, LHD, 5-spd, runs great, southern
car, slight nose damage, Jerry 330-759-5224
69 DBS, 5-spd, LHD, rust-free car, A/C, pw,
strong 6-cyl engine, never been in any accidents
$18,500 firm. 708-387-9934. 702-2882588.
83 VOLANTE, green, tan interior w/piping,
new brown top, excellent condition CA car,
45k miles $65,000. 949-675-0645. CA
55 LEMANS, Healey ice blue/Olde English
White, blk leather int w/white piping, older
restoration, Lucas driving lamps, 30-year
collection of parts including engine, trans and
0/Ds, complete set of orig tools + extras, call
for details $30,000 OBO. 561-744-6098. FL
55 BN1 100-4, red, blk leather w/red bead,
new wheels/tires, stainless steel exhaust,
carpets, brakes, plus more, drives fine,
100% correct $17,000. 910-793-0990. NC
6, 2-seater, for restoration, runs and
drives, everything works including 0/D,
rebuilt carbs and brakes, has usual Healey
rust $8,200. Frank, 215-675-2670. PA
59 BUGEYE, restored, exc cond, red, many
orig documents and service records, 1 owner
40 yrs $9,500. 701-293-3417. ND
60 3000 Mk I BN7, for complete aggressive
restoration, needs motor, rust repair, body
work, frame is good, has title $3,500. Nathan,
603000, restored, factory hard top $26,500.
David Grant, 661-254-6188. CA
63 3000 BJ7, recent complete professional
restoration to original specs, burgundy lacquer,
black leather, excellent $24,000. Rob,
36 PARK WARD DHC, alum coachwork,
Ace wheel disc, engine head off, partly disassembled,
driven until 1970, by owner, MA
car, wonderful restoration project $55,000
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56 Si H.J. MULLINER saloon, gray over
plum respray, new blue/gray leather, brakes,
engine, R-R serviced, new www tires, rare
Deluxe model, very pretty, drives well
$45,000 OBO. 336-643-6096. NC
48 Mk IV, 3.5-liter, LHD, in storage last 35
years, good restoration candidate $12,000.
51 Mk V DHC, solid original car, no rust,
runs well, new red leather interior $30,000.
56 XK 140 FHC, green, tan leather int, chrome
wire wheels, good chrome, PL700
headlamps, runs well, new wire hamess, new
hubs, rebuilt trans, original, great prewar style
rare coupe, body complete, auto $30,000 offers.
Robert, 352-371-3993. FL
66 XICE SI CONVERTIBLE, total restoration,
white, black top and interior $49,900.
69 XICE SERIES H, silver/blk on blk, older
restoration, in excellent condition, 3,000
miles on rebuilt engine $24,500. 631-5371868.
spd, white/biscuit, German canvas top, show
winner, ground-up restoration $37,000
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74 XKE V12 ROADSTER, A/C, wires, 4
98 XIC8 COUPE, silver/blk, loaded, lilce-new
condition, 17k mi, $42,000, James Dawson
614-354-6605 anytime. OH
73 EUROPA, black, 31k miles, very complete,
never wrecked, big-cam engine, alloys,
very good tires, stored since 1990, interior
good, needs paint $10,500. Mark, 610-2983273.
76 ESPRIT, 19k mi, restoration started, many,
many new parts, runs well, A/C $6,500 OBO.
85 TURBO ESPRIT, yellow w/blk int, 37k
mi, clean history, runs well, needs minor work
$12,900. 631-669-1245. NY
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TD, cream w/green leather, perfect
condition, many trophies, always garaged,
well maintained, recently rebuilt driveline
and engine $19,500. 843-832-8660. SC
TF 1500, red w/tan interior, recent
ground-up restoration, excellent condition
$29,500. 281-370-4715. TX
59 MGA ROADSTER, red w/blk top and
interior, nice car $6,500. 708-387-9934. 708288-2588.1L
60 MGA 1600 ROADSTER, white w/red
leather, perfect condition, many trophies, restored
in 1995, always garaged and well
maintained $16,500. 843-832-8660. SC
69 MGB, total professional restoration, mineral
blue, blk leather, 0/0, wood Moto-lita
steering wheel, Mini-Lites, performance exhaust,
ignition and suspension, solid driver
or show $10,500. Scott, 219-947-0047. IN
71 MGB ROADSTER, cherry red w/tan int,
completely restored incl rebuilt engine 9k mi
ago, looks and drives as new $8,400. 732613-2790.
29 SPRINGFIELD, Phantom I, Trouville
town car, look and drives great, new
leather front, rear orig but no rips
or holes, wood refinished, new
tires $67,500 OBO. Iry Steele,
59 CLOUD I, LHD, air, pw steering,
pw windows, needs paint, very
original car $18,900. Regal, 954-9899777.
71 CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE, blk/tan,
exc cond, 1-owner, records,
39k mi, garaged FL car, really
nice car $67,500. 561-8635263.
Fax 561-863-0051 FL
74 SHADOW, 76" stretch, GM
front wheel conversion done,
interior 70% complete, 1st
money secures $12,000. 803749-8500.
76 SHYER SHADOW, white,
ready for show or drive, garage
kept, blue leather, excellent condition, A/C
$21,500. 804-784-0011. VA
63 TR3B, white/blk int and soft top/boot,
wire wheels, 0/D, older restoration, rust-free,
correct, rebuilt eng, trans, 0/D, clutch and
generator, all documented, spares, short
block, trans, NOS heater, wires and misc included
$13,900. 219-529-0375. IN
66 TR4, surrey top, white/blk, 0/D, wire
wheel, professionally rebuilt and restored,
$20k invested, serious inquiries only please
$13,000. 847-724-5322. IL
70 TR6, 89k mi, white w/blk int, super
straight rust-free CA blue plate example, new
clutch, roll bar, 0/D, redlines, looks and runs
great $9,900. Dan, 312-209-0699. IL
80 TR8 CONVERTIBLE, original CA
car, fuel injected, 148 hp, V8, superb orig
cond, 61k miles $10,500. 303-674-7282
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H & H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire
Nevada - May 30-June 2
EBAY/KRUSE - Las Vegas
Montana - June 1
SILVER - Billings
England - TBA
COYS OF KENSINGTON - London
Oklahoma - June 7-9
EBAY/KRUSE - Tulsa
England - June 10
CHRISTIE'S - Atlantic City
England - June 13
BONHAMS - Harrogate
California - June 14-15
BARRETT-JACKSON - Los Angeles
Idaho - June 15
SILVER - Coeur d'Alene
Minnesota - June 21-22
MECUM - St. Paul
England - June 22
CHEFFINS - Bedfordshire
England - June 22
BONHAMS - Northamptonshire
France - June 23
OSENAT - Fountainebleau
Iffinois - June 28-30
MECUM - Bloomington•
Change of owners plan
provides a rare opportunity
to acquire this matching
low km car, requiring a
simple restoration. MM
eligible of course.
1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super
Ex-Team Centro Sud.
One of two. Time warp
race history. Would make a
superb museum piece or
rebuilt for serious historic
racing. Expensive but
negotiable. Any interesting
1965 Aston Martin DB 5 Coupe
1971 Maserati 4.9SSGhibli Coupe
1937 Bugatti Type 37
1931 Alfa Romeo 6C/1750 GS Zagato
1959 Cooper Maserati F1/F2
1965 Alfa Romeo TZ1
1937 MB 500/540K Cabriolet A
1969 Mini Cooper S
1971 AC 428 Frua Coupe
1927 OM Type 665 Superba
1985 Allegretti 250F Maserati Monoposto 2/3 scale model, Alloy body,
Benelli 250 cc 4 stroke engine, 5 speed gearbox, disc brakes . One of two
constructed. Rare opportunity to acquire an Italian masterpiece and a
serious Maserati collectable.
All vehicles offered are from private collectors and are
immediately available for sale by Private Treaty.
Interesting and sensible trades can always be considered.
private rollector, international restoration and collection management.
and other s
Sports Car Market
_ _ - _ _
Esoteric: (definition)...very unusual, understood or liked by only
a small number of people, especially those with special knowledge.
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1960-63 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible, 1964-65 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible,
1966-67 Aston Martin DB6 Volante
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(Prices for cars in excellent condition.
This monthly value guide is provided courtesy of Cars of Particular Interest. CPI is the pocket guide most often used by credit unions
and banks when dealing with loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. Ph: 301/317-4228, FAX 301/317-8330*
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going to be ready.
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and want to test the water
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trying a different piece of
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Be the author of the most accurate, most creative or most
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Whatever your reason,
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of properly prepared,
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Your reasons may be as varied
as the race cars we offer for rent.
e have our first nomination
for the On-Line Creative
Description of the
Year award. A seller on
eBay Motors states he
purchased a 1989 Peugeot
505 SW8 turbo wagon that was in excellent
mechanical condition when he drove it
home. The very next day, though, the
turbo blew. He claims he doesn't have
time to fix it, it can't be driven and his
loss is your gain. Except for needing a
respray, and having dents, rust and
cigarette burns in the fabric, this 505 is
reported to be a gem. The radio even
works and it has a rare, we are told, Momo
accessory steering wheel. For some unknown
reason there were seven bids that pushed the car
to a new home for $760. Maybe the new owner
has a French bistro and needed some lobby
If you are the Packard man "Who Owns
One," January was a good month to add to
your collection of goodies. A 1/10th scale model
of a Packard Aerocoupe, "Streamliners," was
offered. It was the seventh of 10 that were
designed by Jack Juratovic and is based on his
painting "Road & Track-1935." Other examples
had sold at $14,500 but this one received
only one bid of $1,001 and was, rightly
so, a no-sale.
Moving on to full-size Packards, it took
nine bids on eBay Motors for a 1936 Packard
8 Convertible Sedan to sell for $76,100. There
was no description or explanation of condition
presented, so spending this kind of money
based on a couple of 72-dpi photos was a giant
leap of faith.
An extensive collection of Packard brochures
was also offered and included a 1948
accessories catalog that sold for $76 after 14
bids; a 1939 Salesman Data Book that received
14 bids, ending up at $140; and a 16-page 1932
Light 8 sales brochure, with original envelope,
that received six bids and finally sold for
$202.50. Seven bids were received on an early
Packard Chassis Oil quart can. Even though
barely on the edge of acceptable condition, it
still brought $123.50.
A 1936 Packard showroom display piece
was also offered on eBay, and with 27 bids it
sold for a very reasonable $1,700. It was in the
shape of a window valance with wonderful
Packard graphics and had several large pulldown
canvas panels that displayed renderings
of the various models. This type of piece would
be offered by the high-end memorabilia dealers
at Hershey for at least twice this amount.
While we are not fans of replicars, the following
Porsche Carrera GT, offered on
restored, very desirable Indian Four, with
matching numbers, was equipped with all the
goodies. The stock market continues to offer a
minimal return so vintage bikes, in good condition,
are starting to look like a pretty good
place to park part of your portfolio. If kept in
good condition, this Indian will always be a
desirable piece and a great ride.
EBay # 1049044411-1939 STANDARD
OIL MICKEY MOUSE WINTERFRONT.
First bid: $9.99. Number of bids: 13. SOLD
AT: $787. Date sold: 12/25/2001. Long ago,
service stations offered all kinds of incentives
to win consumers' dollars. One of their many
giveaways was a wax-impregnated cardboard
shield that protected radiators from the cold of
winter. Most were rather plain with just the oil
company's logo, but this version has highly
desirable graphics that appeal to both gas collectors
and the Mickey Mouse crowd. This was
Yahoo!Auctions, did bring some visual panache
to our monitor. The seller states this GT fakeydoo
is the only one completed but, if you are
interested, he has started on another.
CARRERA GT SUPERCAR REPRODUCTION.
First bid: $29,000. Number of bids: 1.
SOLD AT: $29,000.
Date sold: 1/12/
2002. This is a handsome
car, even if
Providing a lot of
flash for not much
money, it will surely
impress the valet at the local fancy restaurant.
But word will soon get around that you've got
a fake plastic fantastic GT, and you'll be stuck
hitting the local weekend car shows as the king
of the replicar category. Ask yourself, is that
really where you want your life as a collector
to end up?
EBay Motors #599221574-1941 INDIAN
FOUR MOTOCYCLE. First bid:
$30,000. Number of bids: 17. SOLD AT:
$45,350. Date sold: 12/21/2001. This well-
a relative bargain as another example recently
sold at auction for more than $1,100.
EBay Motors #599734279—R. LALIQUE
"EAGLE" CAR MASCOT. First bid: $100.
Number of bids: 29. SOLD AT: $3,754. Date
sold: 1/06/2002. It
takes a trusting
buyer to send a
ban c transfer to
Argentina, a country
turmoil, to a seller
with zero feedback,
for a Lalique
Hawks Head mascot
glass—a version not listed in any Lalique
BU1 CK SPORT WAGON. First bid: $1.
Number of bids: 7. SOLD AT: $2,600. Date
sold: 1/04/2002. This sunroof wagon was used
in the movie "Ali." Equipped with a 425-c.i.
engine, incorrect for this year wagon, it had
also been fitted with tasteless, cheap seat covers.
Strangely, wagons from the '60s have been
coming on in price, and this winning bid was
on t le cheap side. If the movie is a smash hit,
the new owner can bask in reflected glory while
enjcying his new investment.
LAIN BUS SIGN. First bid: $99.99. Number
27. SOLD AT:
signs are held
in high esteem.
amples have sold for well into five figures
and, as is the case with all signs, condition is
key. This example has a great graphic, lots of
color and was purchased for the right
Sports Car Market
"We covet the rare and unusual
1947 Alla Romeo 6C2500, Freccia d'Oro Sport
1969 Alfa Romeo GTV, driver
1969 Alfa Romeo GTV, restored to Club Concours specs
1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 Berline, Webers
1981 Alfa Romeo Spyder Veloce, brown
1986 Alfa Romeo Milano, silver/AT
1963 Bentley S-HI, REID, a fine example
1994 BMW 5301, gray/AT
1927 Bugatti Type 35B, by Pur Sang of Argentina
1937 Bugatai Type 57c, Atalante Decouvrable
1947 Cadillac convertible, black, restored
1963 Cadillac convertible, project
1963 Cadillac Eldorado, Biarritz Convertible
1931 Delage D-8 S, Drophead, Lalique .,
1939 Delage D6 Drophead 3.0, Figoni & Falaschi
1936 Delahaye 135 Labourdette 3-position drophead
1946 Delahaye 135 MS, gentleman's racer
1954 Delahaye 235 Chapron, former Pebble Beach entrant
1999 Dodge Viper RI/b, hand-painted by Lassen
2000 Dodge Viper RT/10, red, only 300 miles
1966 Ferrari 275 G1M, alloy, six carb
1966 Ferrari 330 GTS, longterm owner
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC, two to choose from
1950 Jaguar Mark V, DHC, 3.4-liter
1959 Jaguar Mark I, recent partial restoration
1961 Jaguar Mark II, custom cabriolet project
$100,000 and up
1969 Jaguar E-type 2+2, 4-speed, wires, nicely restored
1985 Jaguar XJ6 Saloon, blue, wires
1965 Lancia Flaininia Super Sport Zagato, Series V
1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato, 1600cc
1962 Land Rover LIED 88, driver
1971 Land Rover LIM 88, Celeste, nice driver
1971 Land Rover 109, rugged
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 d, Ivory/red, restored
1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SEb, nice driver
1973 Mercedes-Benz roadster, 1-off
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430, Nautical blue
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500, silver, like new
1976 Oldsmobile Regency 98, one owner, like new
1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith H, black/black, like new
1995 Saab 9000S, 5-door, 5-speed
1937 Talbot Lago 1-26 Record, Concours drophead
1938 Jensen Motorboat 38' Classic Cruiser
"Meteor." Famous one-off Buck Rogers-style by Jensen. Restored.
1947 Harco 40 Mahogany Pleasure Yacht
her pedigreed or proletarian"
Twin 440s. Cruises at 27 Ins, Art Deco head turner. Expensive when new.
1955 Chriscraft 29', beautiful Mahogany speedboat
Twin Hercules 6-cylinder, small galley and head. Fascinating history.
1958 Richardson 41'
Formerly of the Miller Brewing family, hence its name "High Life"
REAL ESTATE WANTED
$22,500 Looking for a home, condo, commercial building or even raw land. Want to
purchase byway of partial trade and cash. Price range $200,000 to $3,000,000.
Trades can include classic or exotic automobiles, motor yachts, famous master
artwork, or antique furniture. I would like to trade the downpayment (minimum
20%) and pay conventionally the balance, or
if desired by seller, pay seller,
on contract. This method can help sell real estate inventory that has been sitting
for an extended period. This could also help sellers who have large capital gains
concerns. With a large downpayment in "trade" their taxable gain could
diminish significantly. Even if the seller doesn't want an exotic car or an
expensive piece of furniture, these items can certainly be sold via consignment
or outright sale. Normal commission protocol gladly honored.
Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Californian,
Washingtonian, Oregonian, and Italian collector wines. Old vintages to
recent releases. Inquire.
AUGUSTE RODIN (18401917)
Cosmopolitan Imports is proud to announce its sponsorship ofan edfibition of many
works by the famous 19th century sculptorAuguste Rodin including among others
the Kiss, External Springtime, Eve, the Age of Bronze and the Thinker. This display
will be ongoing from the present until January 2002. Those interested in this
exhibition can contact us directly at Cosmopolitan Motors LLC to receive details.
PUR SANG DE ARGENTINA
The world's best Bugatti replicas, hand made in Argentina, Type 35B with
supercharger. Virtually all parts are interchangeable with original.
Blindingly fast as experienced by Phil Hill. Type 52 children's electric cars,
Testarossa electric cars. Bugatti vices and spare parts. Expertly crafted by
Argentinean metal masters. Cosmopolitan Motors LLC is proud to be the
Exclusive Importer for Pur Sang in North America.
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Nardi Steering Wheels for Alfa Romeo
E-Z Up Instant Canopy
Available in 91/2 x 91/2-foot and
8 x 12-foot sizes, the E-Z Up Instant
Canopy Plus is water resistant,
and the telescoping legs are
angled out a bit for better stability
in bad weather. Its one-piece de-
sign aids a claimed 60-second setup
time, and the whole assembly
slides into an easy-to-carry bag
that will fit in most trunks. Price:
$159.95-$229.95. J.C. Whitney, 800/529 4486, www.jcwhitney.com .
Ionic Breeze Car Plug-In Ionizer
POR-Strip Paint Remover/Stripper
Remove years of nasty paint layers from parts
safely and quickly with FOR-Strip Paint Remover/Stripper.
The spray-on liquid will not harm
adjacent window glass, chrome or
weatherstripping. Comes in one-gallon jugs. Price:
$29.95. RestoMotive Laboratories/POR
800/457 6715, www.por15.com.
Swiss Army Auto Tool
Just as the Swiss Army Knife has the basic, essential tools for camping
survival, the Victorinox Swiss Army Auto Tool has
some important tools to help you deal
with unexpected automotive
woes. In addition to standards
like a serrated knife, three
*screwdrivers and a bottle
opener, the Auto Tool also
has a built-in flashlight, digital
tire gauge, fuse puller and ice
scraper. Don't expect it to re-
place your toolbox—or even your emergency tool
kit—but it's a tool that's compact enough to carry
everywhere. Price: $69.95. AJ Prindle & Company, 866/774 8278,
Dual Action Polisher
Want to detail your car like a pro? Get the
best results with this professional-quality variable-speed
polisher. Anyone can use it with minimal
effort, and it combines oscillating and rotating
motions to achieve uniform results without
swirls or paint bums. Backed by a lifetime warranty.
Price: $225.95. Meguiar's, 800/545
If you find yourself needing to buy a
different DC adapter for each of your
mobile devices, the Autoplug 75 is a
wise investment. Touted as the smallest
AC power inverter on the market
today, the unit will provide
enough current for most electronic devices,
like laptops, cell phones, and
camcorders. The unit has a 10-amp internal
fuse to protect devices, and special cir-
cuitry shuts itself down before your car battery is completely discharged.
Price: $29.99. Xantrex Technology, 800/670
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Sports Car Market
Keep the air in your vehicle fresh by simply
plugging Sharper Image Design's Ionic
Breeze into your power socket. The Ionizer
silently traps particulate matter—such as
smoke, dust, and other odor-causing particles—without
the use of headache-causing
cover-up scents. The device has a passthrough
socket so you can use another accessory
at the same time, and it also includes an
extension piece to help with awkward dash
designs. Price: $39.95. The Sharper Image,
4444, www.sharperimage.com .
Digital Alcohol Detector
Even if it's been hours since you had your last drink,
you still might be impaired. Carry one of these in your
coat pocket or purse, and stop guessing whether you
or your guests are fit for driving. Simply exhale into
the 31/2-inch-long unit, and its advanced gas-sensor
circuitry displays your blood-alcohol concentration
(in increments of 0.01%) in less than ten seconds.
Price: $49.95. Herrington, 800/622
Coil Hose and Sprayer
This bright red Coil Hose and Sprayer is a must-have
for do-it-yourselfers who can't seem to remember to put
anything away or always end up with knots. When coiled
up, it's only 38 inches long, yet it will stretch to 50 feet.
Price: $59.95. Griot's Garage, 800/345
Replace that unsightly aftermarket steering wheel in your old Alfa with
the real thing: a classic-look Nardi steering wheel. The Classico has a mahogany
rim and polished spokes to
fit especially well with 105/115 classic
Alfas, while the Anni' 60 is a
handcrafted, hand-engraved replica
of the wheel originally made for
the Ferrari GTO. The wheel features
polished aluminum spokes
and fits a 750/101 series car. Price:
$258 Classico/$500 Anni' 60. Centerline Alfa Romeo, 888/750
Nardi Anni - SVV138
Nardi Oassico - SVV130
SCM Suner Showcase
1959 BMW 507 Series II Roadster. Red with black. Superb condition.
Correct numbers. "507's R Us" Charles S. Crail Automobiles. 805/568-1 934 or fax
805/568-1533, e-mail:email@example.com (507 Hard top for Series I or II
Available) (CA) (Mar)
1961 Plymouth Savoy Pan Am race car. 440 w/dual 4-barrel cross ram,
4 speed. Fully race prepared w/2,500 miles since construction. Over 530k invested.
$24.5k. 415/860-1505. (CA) (Mar)
1983 Porsche 911SC Coupe. Sunroof. Guards red with black leather interior.
77,000 miles. 75k service done w/ updates. Excellent condition thru-out. Garage kept.
$19,000 negotiable 917/620-8158 (NY) (Mar)
1965 Apollo Convertible. Unique, like new, stored 36 years. 150 total miles.
Original paint, upholstery, brightwork, tires. 2001 AACA National 1". $99,000.
503/227-3892; firstname.lastname@example.org (OR) (Mar)
1947 Bugatti 73C. Chassis/Engine 73002. Coachwork: Monoposto. Blue.
Engine: 4cyl. 70x95mm, 1462cc, plain 5-bearing crankshaft, twin OHC each
operating 8 valves. Supercharged. Transmission: Dry multiplate clutch, separate
all-synchro 4-speed gearbox. Tire size 5.00x18. Museum exhibited. Only 3 existing,
USS350,000. Alberto Lenz (Mexico) FAX 011/525/55606-6568 e-mail:
email@example.com (Mexico) (Mar)
2000 Camaro SS SLP Edition Convertible. Boosted to 330 horsepower,
aluminum SS wheels, Auburn High Torque Performance Differential. 5 year war. Only
13,200 miles. 524,00005. Canadian built American torque king. Call 519/2842763.
1987 Ferrari 328 GTB. S/N 70147. The Centerpiece Display Car at 2001 Concorso
Italian°. Pristine condition. White with red leather interior. All book and records from
new, 61k miles, 8 cyl, 5 spd, AC, CD, PIN, PB, PDL. Lease for 5440/mo. OAC or purchase
for $39,900 OBO. Chris Hoskins 714/470-6400 (CA) (Mar)
1991 Oman 850i. VVBAEG1319MCB42251, Traction Control, nonsmoker, garaged
California car from new, White/Gray, 114k mi, Factory original with Dinan installed
upgrades: 2 Engine Chips, Intake Manifold, Stage Three Suspension System, Dinan/
Bilstein Shocks, 17x9.5 Oman Road Wheels, new Goodyear Eagle suspension parts
included. 529.5k OBO Robert Canepa 510-387-2328. Rcanepa@aol.com (CA) (Mar)
1976 Lancia Scorpion. Silver, Red Leather, 5-speed, Monza Exhaust. Na Rust. 1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 (SAW 32) Barker Pullman Limousine. Body-
This rare car looks and runs great. $5,900. PH:952/835-3387 (evenings and
weekends), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (MN) (Mar)
car. Less than 300 miles since restoration. In family over 25 years. $49,950. Nicola,
440/967-0022. (OH) (Mar)
off restoration. Dark brown/tan. Leather padded roof. Tan West of England cloth to rear.
Brown Connolly Leather front. Mother of Pearl appointments, exquisite wood. Great tour
1999 Featherlite Car Hauler. 8.5x20 feet. Beaver tail, side door, weight
distribution hitch assembly and bars, spare tire, sway control. Under 5,000 miles.
$6,900, 865/376-8673 (TN) (Mar)
1967 VW Sedan. Show Winner. Savannah Beige restored with respect for stock
condition. 1600cc single port. Must see. Details too numerous to list. $9,500 firm. D.
Vierra. 415/751-4644 (CA) (Mar)
1984, Trike Corvair, completely rebuilt, 140+ hp w/ 4 Weber carbs., new AT,
brakes, tires, AWFM, CB, runs and looks great, tri-flake paint, lots of chrome, multiple
trophy winner, health forces sale, $18,000 OBO, email@example.com 541/957-9461
Cars sell in the Sports Car Market Showcase Gallery. Have a full-color
photo of your car and a 25-word description in SCM for as little as $44/mo. Also, receive
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charge! See the Classified Order Form between pages 72 & 73 for more information
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Proceeds of CycleFest 2002 will benefit The Auburn Cord
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Over 350 Automobiles Expected!
1939 Packard 180 Darrin
1959 Jaguar XK 50
1957 BMW lselta
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1938 Packard 1608
Transformable Town Car
1938 Lincoln V-I2.
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