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Racing Past a Million 1955 Austin-Healey 100S: Still Cheaper Than a C-Type Sports Car Market Red-Hot and Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Rapidly Rising 1985 288 GTO $2.4m LEGAL FILES Why U.S. Customs is Destroying British Imports ETCETERINI Mangustas: No Longer Undervalued? AFFORDABLE Porsche 924S Provides Magic on a Budget March 2015 ™ www.sportscarmarket.com

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Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s JOIN US The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Subscribe! March 2015 . Volume 27 . Number 3 FERRARI This Month’s Market Movers Up Close by Steve Ahlgrim 50 ENGLISH AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 192 Vehicles Rated at Eight Sales by Paul Hardiman 52 68 78 92 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO $2,375,584 / Bonhams A $500k jump since the last 288 GTO auction ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 54 1955 Austin-Healey 100S Roadster $1,057,123 / Bonhams Prices have doubled in four years GERMAN by B. Mitchell Carlson 56 106 116 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta $281,782 / Silverstone This sale confirms the Mangusta’s steady rise AMERICAN by Carl Bomstead 58 1971 Volkswagen Double Cab Pickup $34,560 / Mecum A market-correct buy on an up-and-comer RACE by Thor Thorson 62 128 BONHAMS London, U.K.: 25 cars sold out of 30 adds up to more than $20m — Paul Hardiman MECUM Kansas City, MO: 383 of 577 cars jingle all the way to $8.2m — B. Mitchell Carlson BONHAMS Knokke-Heist, BEL: A cross-section of prime Euro collectibles makes $4.8m, with 28 of 35 lots sold — Leo Van Hoorick McCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA: The longrunning sale hits a record $7.7m, and 428 of 589 cars cruise home to new driveways — Carl Bomstead BONHAMS Oxford, U.K.: An eclectic mix of quirky and classic makes $3.7m, with 50 of 63 vehicles changing hands — Paul Hardiman ROUNDUP Highlights from H&H in Duxford, U.K.; Dan Kruse in Houston, TX; and Mecum in Austin, TX — Paul Hardiman, Cody Tayloe 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III $88,000 / RM Its period excesses now charm collectors 12 1934 Talbot AV105 “Alpine Racer” $2,164,630 / Bonhams A significant car then, still enjoyable today Cover photo: 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO; courtesy of Bonhams Sports Car Market

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48 2014 1000 Millas Sport COLUMNS 16 Shifting Gears Every garage needs a little black Porsche Keith Martin 38 Affordable Classic The Porsche 924 lives under the front stairs in the Porsche family, but the 1987–88 924S offers some cheap, fun magic Jeff Zurschmeide 40 Legal Files A new U.S. government program puts illegally imported Mini Coopers and Land Rover Defenders into the claws of a giant excavator John Draneas 42 Simon Says SCM’s globe-trotting correspondent wheels his Gullwing around Los Angeles for Christmas Simon Kidston 60 The Cumberford Perspective The 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III convertible is a hulking beast with little visual charm Robert Cumberford 154 eWatch Missing out on Burt Reynolds’ “Smokey and The Bandit II” jacket is tough, but $35,200 was a steep price to pay Carl Bomstead FEATURES 46 Auburn Cord Duesenberg West Coast Meet: Auburn Lite in Santa Maria, CA 48 2014 1000 Millas Sport: Driving 1,000 miles across Patagonia in a 1961 Volvo PV544 DEPARTMENTS 20 Auction Calendar 20 Crossing the Block 24 Concours and Events: In Memoriam: Edward Herrmann; Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 26 Contributors: Get to know our writers 28 You Write, We Read: The collectibility of the McLaren MP4-12C, a young collector speaks out, archival history 30 Display Advertisers Index 34 Time Pieces: The evolution of the car clock 34 Neat Stuff: Porsche Wax and stylish Gulf sneakers 36 In Miniature: 1966–68 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 36 Speaking Volumes: The Little Red Racing Car 72 Glovebox Notes: 2014 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium sedan, 2015 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T R-line 84 Rising Sun: Recent sales of Japanese cars 100 Fresh Meat: 2014 SRT Viper Time Attack coupe, 2014 BMW M6 coupe, 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe 142 Mystery Photo: “Acceleration? It scared the binky out of me!” 142 Comments with Your Renewals: “Informative and often hilarious, I read every word each month. Keith seems like the guy you want to have a few beers with, and just get lost in all things “car” 144 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 148 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs 40 Legal Files 14 Sports Car Market

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Crowdsourcing Our 911 Turbo Schrager and my physical therapist held me down, while Alex sucker-punched me into the purchase friend in Boulder, CO, put me in touch with Porsche fanatic and racer Alan Benjamin of Boulder, CO. A quick email to him elicited this response: Overall, the 2001 996 Turbo is indeed a best buy, and the “bang for the buck” cannot be touched by anything out there. Fast, safe, automatic, AWD, and a bulletproof engine based on the Hans Mezger “GT1 Le Mans winning” design. I race all types, from a 67 S to a 996 GT3 Cup Car. But for a massive fun bang for the buck that you can put a family of four in as needed, it’s the best. I drive my 2007 997 Turbo 6-speed all the time; it is sitting with snow tires on it now, gets parked at the Denver airport in the cheap lot, and although I am 6’5” and my wife is 5’9”, we have occasionally put our 12- and 9-year-old kids in the back seats. I use the car to pick the kids up from basketball and dance all the time. These cars are 100% at the BOTTOM of the curve. Get one now. I Our new daily driver T his all started innocently enough. A friend gave me a ride to a Porsche event in her black 993. I hadn’t had a sip of that clattering air-cooled elixir for some time, and it was intoxicating. I immediately emailed my good friend and Porsche guru Jim Schrager, and asked him for the best buy in late-model air-cooled 911s (the 993 models). His response was immediate and definite. Forget the 993s. A first- gen 996 turbo with a Tiptronic (automatic) was his favorite. He owned one and drove it daily. He felt the turbo was a much-improved engine over the stock 996 water-cooled powerplant, and the 415 horsepower from the 24-valve, twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter made it an exceptionally good fit with the Tiptronic. He also believed the Tip was underpriced in today’s market. I touched base with SCM contributor Steve Serio and asked him what he thought. “Great daily driver; $30k gets you an okay example, $40k gets you a jewel,” Serio said. What the therapist ordered Then something happened that pushed things forward. I was lift- ing weights at the gym and put too much stress on my right pectoral muscles. During a resultant visit to a physical therapist, she mentioned that driving cars without power steering and with manual transmissions might put stress on my muscles while they were healing. She asked whether I had any sports cars with power steering and an automatic transmission. All the lights in the “A reason to buy a Turbo Tiptronic” pinball machine in my head suddenly flashed. I emailed my buddy Paul Kramer at AutoKennel, who specializes in Porsches and asked if he knew of any Turbo Tips being sold. Within five minutes, he had sent me a link to a 2001 black/black 911 Turbo Tip for sale at a Mercedes dealer near him, Rusnak, in Arcadia, CA. “It’s got 30k miles, two owners, and the dealer has just reduced the price from $44k to $39,995,” Kramer said. “I think this one is worth looking at.” I could now see the edge of the cliff as I slid towards it. Before I went any further, another expert weighed in. A collector 16 bet in five years this $40k car is $50k. There is NOTHING cheaper with over 400 hp to run hard every day. Nothing. You will laugh and giggle as you blow by every 355 and 360. Zoom! — Alan Fast and practical. Facebook to the rescue I posted the AutoTrader listing for the Arcadia, CA, car on Facebook and asked the gang there whether I should buy it. A small percentage agreed with Benjamin and Schrager and thought the Tiptronic was a good solution to everyday traffic. However, most said things like, “I would rather shoot myself in the head than own a Tip.” I put up another post and asked if anyone living nearby could look at the 911 for me. SCMer John Wayne Carlson responded. “I am about two miles from Rusnak Mercedes, drive by it every day, and have bought a couple of cars there. I would be glad to check the car out for you.” I contacted sales specialist Mike Nite at Rusnak, and he arranged to have the car put on a lift so John could examine it. Nite also let John take it for an extended test drive. John reported that the car seemed very strong. Everything worked, and the only deviation from stock was a GT2 spoiler on the rear. The tipping point Things began to get hot. My credit union said they would finance 100% of the purchase price for seven years at 3.99%. My CPA said if we bought the car before January 1, 2015, we could claim a full year’s depreciation on our next tax return. So at this point I’m in the grips of the gurus, my physical therapist, my credit union and my CPA. My daughter Alex delivered the sucker punch. “Dad, you’re so into this pairing thing with your cars,” Alex said. “This isn’t really like buying another car. It’s just completing the pairing with the black/black 2000 Dodge Viper ACR coupe in the basement. A black/black 911 Turbo would look great sitting next to it. “You’re not adding anything — you’re just finishing something you’ve already started.” I found her logic compelling. A little negotiating followed, and for $37,750 the 911 Turbo was mine. Everyone is happy — the therapist thinks it is very astute of me to buy a car with power steering and an automatic transmission. Schrager, Serio, Benjamin and Kramer applaud my acumen in following their advice. The CPA thinks it makes good business sense. And Alex topped it all off by adding, “Remember the words of Coco Chanel: ‘Every garage needs a little black Porsche.’” Okay, I think Chanel was really talking about dresses, but I was too far gone to care. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted For more information about events marked (*), see the SCM Insider’s Guide to the Spring Auctions, polybagged with this issue Star Car: 1835 Traveling Landauer with coachwork by Adams & Hooper at Bonhams Oxford, U.K. Shannons — 2015 Sydney Autumn Classic Auction Where: Sydney, AUS When: March 2 More: www.shannons.com.au Brightwells — Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles Where: Herefordshire, U.K. When: March 4 More: www.brightwells.com GAA — Classic Cars at the Palace Where: Greensboro, NC When: March 5–7 Featured cars: • 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 with Marti Report • 1940 Ford Deluxe opera coupe. Early Ford V8 Club Dearborn Award winner • Star Car: 1956 Chevrolet Nomad. Five hundred miles since $150k nut-and-bolt restoration Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. FEBRUARY 4—RM Paris, FRA 5—BONHAMS Paris, FRA 6—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 20–21—LEAKE Oklahoma City, OK 20–22—McCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 21–22—SILVERSTONE Stoneleigh Park, U.K. 23—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 24—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 25—H&H Buxton, U.K. 27–28—MECUM Las Vegas, NV 27–MAR 1—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ MARCH 2—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 4—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 5–7—GAA Greensboro, NC 20 6–7—SMITHS Cape Girardeau, MO 7—BONHAMS Oxford, U.K. 7—SPECIALTY AUTO Loveland, CO 10—COYS London, U.K. 12—BONHAMS Amelia Island, FL 12–15—HOLLYWOOD WHEELS Amelia Island, FL 13—GOODING & CO. Amelia Island, FL 13–14—VICARI Chattanooga, TN 13–14—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 13–15—ELECTRIC GARAGE Red Deer, AB, CAN 14—RM Amelia Island, FL 20–21—MECUM Las Vegas, NV 21—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 21—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 27–29—AUCTIONS AMERICA Fort Lauderdale, FL 28—BONHAMS Stuttgart, DEU 28—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS San Antonio, TX APRIL 9–11—MECUM Houston, TX 10–12—ELECTRIC GARAGE Edmonton, AB, CAN 17–18—BRANSON Branson, MO 17–19—BARRETTJACKSON Palm Beach, FL 17–19—LEAKE Dallas, TX 18—COYS Essen, DEU 21—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 22—H&H Duxford, U.K. 23–25—MECUM Kansas City, MO 24–25—SILVER Portland, OR 25—WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Montgomery, TX 25—SPECIALTY AUTO Brighton, CO 26—BONHAMS Stafford, U.K. Star Car: 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Transformable phaeton (formerly owned by Marlene Dietrich) at Bonhams Amelia Island, FL More: www.gaaclassiccars.com Bonhams — A Private European Collection of Victorian Carriages and Coaches Where: Oxford, U.K. When: March 7 Last year: 42/59 cars sold / $1.1m Featured cars: • 1905 Hearse with coachwork by H. Topig Wagenbau (Bonhams estimate: $7,700–$12,000) • Star Car: 1835 Traveling Landauer with coachwork by Adams & Hooper ($310k– $460k) More: www.bonhams.com Specialty Auto Auctions — Spring 2015 Loveland Colorado Where: Loveland, CO When: March 7 More: www.saaasinc.com Bonhams — The Amelia Island Auction* Where: Amelia Island, FL When: March 12 Featured cars: • 1911 EMF Model “30” Factory Racer • 1932 Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat with coachwork by Weymann, ex-Fred Simeone • Star Car: 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Transformable phaeton, formerly owned by silver-screen goddess Marlene Dietrich More: www.bonhams.com Hollywood Wheels — The Amelia Island Select* Where: Amelia Island, FL When: March 12–15 Featured cars: • Matching 1953 Porsche 356 “Pre-A” cabriolet and coupe • 1938 Cadillac V16 convertible coupe Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies with coachwork by Fleetwood • Star Car: 1973 Porsche 911S/RS, exPeter Gregg, built by Brumos Porsche, with full documentation More: www.seeyouontheblock.com Gooding & Company — The Amelia Island Auction* Where: Amelia Island, FL When: March 13 Last Year: 78/88 cars sold / $31m Featured cars: • 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR, originally owned by nationally recognized Formula One driver Hector Alonso Rebaque of Mexico City, Mexico (Gooding estimate: $1.2m–$1.5m) • 1951 Lotus Mark IIIB, the first Lotus to be sold to a private customer, Adam Currie, and the first car to wear the Lotus badge ($250k–$450k) • Star Car: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II cabriolet, with rare factory hard top and built-in sunroof ($2m–$2.5m) More: www.goodingco.com Vicari — Chattanooga 2015 Where: Chattanooga, TN When: March 13–14 More: www.vicariauction.com Silver Auctions — Arizona in the Spring* When: March 13–14 Where: Fort McDowell, AZ More: www.silverauctions.com Electric Garage — Red Deer Collector Car Auction & Speed Show Where: Red Deer, AB, CAN When: March 13–15 Featured cars: Star Car: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II cabriolet with rare factory hard top and built-in sunroof at Gooding Amelia Island, FL remaining original of only two purposebuilt IMSA-spec XJR-9s (expected to exceed $3m) More: www.rmauctions.com Mecum 25th Annual Antique Motorcycle Auction Where: Las Vegas, NV When: March 20–21 More: www.mecum.com Bonhams — 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting Where: Chichester, U.K. When: March 21 Featured cars: • 1961 Jaguar XKE “flat floor” convertible (Bonhams estimate: $220k–$280k) • Star Car: 1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans coupe ($930k–$1.1m) More: www.bonhams.com Southern Classic — 41st Semi-Annual Music City Spring Classic Where: Murfreesboro, TN When: March 21 More: www.southernclassicauctions.com Star Car: 2009 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Prudhomme Edition at Electric Garage Red Deer, AB, CAN • 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7 More: www.theelectricgarage.com RM Auctions — Automobiles of Amelia Island* When: March 14 Where: Amelia Island, FL Last year: 88/91 cars sold / $36m Featured cars: • 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series 1 Cabriolet, restored to original configuration with matching numbers. Proceeds to benefit charity (RM estimate: $6m–$7m) • 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe, all original and offered on behalf of its only owner ($600k–$750k) • Star Car: 1988 Jaguar XJR-9, the sole 22 Star Car: 1988 Jaguar XJR-9, the sole remaining original of only two purpose-built IMSA-spec XJR-9s, at RM Amelia Island, FL Sports Car Market Auctions America — Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale* Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL When: March 27–29 Last year: 355/493 cars sold / $20.8m Featured cars: • 1966 Shelby GT350, offered from more than four decades of single ownership; equipped with factory 4-speed, a/c, radio, power brakes, original engine, factory sheet metal and Shelby/Cragar wheels (Auctions America estimate: $150k–$200k) • 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L71 427/435 convertible, repainted in periodcorrect lacquer Rally Red, with rebuilt, numbers-matching drivetrain, matching date codes throughout and tank sticker ($90k–$110k) • Star Car: “Shorty,” a one-of-a-kind 1964½ Ford Mustang III factory prototype, offered from 47 years of ownership ($400k–$600k) More: www.auctionsamerica.com Bonhams — The Mercedes-Benz Sale Where: Stuttgart, DEU When: March 28 Last year: 32/46 cars sold / $16.1m • Star Car: 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, ex-Alfred Krupp (Bonhams estimate: $1.1m–$1.4m) More: www.bonhams.com Dan Kruse Classics — San Antonio 2015 Where: San Antonio, TX When: March 28 Last year: 81/157 cars sold / $1.4m More: www.dankruseclassics.com ♦

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Concours and Events Alex Martin-Banzer Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com CALENDAR March 5–8 57th Bakersfield March Meet, Bakersfield, CA; www.famosoraceway.com March 18–21 63rd Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, Sebring, FL; www.sebringraceway.com March 28–29 SVRA Willow Springs Historics, Rosamond, CA; www.svra. com 1943–2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Gawk at great cars, and maybe even learn a thing or two From spectacular cars to must-attend seminars, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is rolling out all the stops to celebrate its 20th anniversary from March 13 to 15 at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, FL. Igniting the start of the car-crazed weekend, the Porsche Driving Experience starts at 7 a.m. on Friday, March 13. The first seminar, “Design DNA of Iconic Cars,” begins at 3 p.m. in the Ritz-Carlton. The panel for discussion will include designers from Porsche, GM and Mercedes-Benz. Saturday events begin at 10:30 a.m. with the “Car Guys of Television” Seminar. A panel that includes Wayne Carini, Ray Evernham and Barry Meguiar will discuss the challenges of putting cars and car people on television. RM Auctions’ sale also takes place on this day and starts at 11 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton. Sunday, March 15, is dedicated to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, which starts at 9:30 a.m. on the 10th and 18th Fairways. Publisher Martin returns as a judge. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness Sir Stirling Moss reunited with his Mercedes-Benz champions from the 1955 championship season. Another showcase will include BMW’s 328, and an honoring of the Porsche 914. Don’t miss the “Cars of the Cowboys” class, a display of the eccentric cars that promoted America’s movie and TV cowboys. For more information, visit www.ameliaconcours.org (FL) A gathering of great car-guy minds Publisher Martin is on the faculty for the eighth Symposium of Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car, which will be at the Revs Institute in Naples, FL, in conjunction with the Revs Program at Stanford University. Founder Miles Collier brings together about 100 collectors for discussions on thoughtful collecting. This is Publisher Martin’s sixth time as a faculty member. In Memoriam: Edward Herrmann Car guy, friend and men- tor Edward Herrmann died December 31 at the age of 71. He was a great and famous actor, and he was a legendary Master of Ceremonies at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. When I was a budding concours d’elegance emcee, Ed took me under his wing and, by example, showed me what went into being a first-class master of ceremonies. He was always approachable, The Revs Institute South of France and north of heaven Your official excuse for a trip to the south of France is here, and its name is the Avignon Motor Festival. During the weekend of March 20–22, grab a jambon sandwich, walk around the 400 exhibitor booths, and enjoy the view of 2,000 classic cars on display. The Rallye Motor Classic takes place during the same weekend, and registration to the event provides you with free VIP access to the Avignon Motor Festival. For ticket and registration information, visit www. avignon-motor-festival.com. (FR) 24 informed and witty — yet dignified. He demonstrated how to keep a concours on track through the inevitable challenges that come up during an awards presentation. We worked together for several years at the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance, and I will always recall how warm and friendly he was to me. He was a class act in every way, and I — and the entire collector car community — will miss him. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market

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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor / Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston, Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2015 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors LEO VAN HOORICK, SCM Contributor, is a publisher, automotive journalist and car historian in Brussels. He is chief editor of Historicar, a magazine devoted to Belgian automotive history, and is currently working on a book about Belgian racing driver and journalist Paul Frère. Leo serves as a board member of the Brussels-based Autoworld Museum and Circuit des Ardennes commemorative rally, and he is a judge at concours such as the Dutch “Het Loo.” In his garage are several Lancia Aurelias. Turn to p. 92 for his coverage of Bonhams’ Knokke-Heist sale. JEFF ZURSCHMEIDE, SCM Contributor, is a lifelong automobile enthusiast with a penchant for sports and racing cars. He has raced SCCA, local circle track, and stage rally as a co-driver. He makes his living as a freelance automotive journalist and is the author of six books on automotive topics. As a rule, he practices catch-and-release fishing when it comes to collectible automobiles, and he tries to leave each one in better condition than he found it. Enduring passions include his MGA, Austin Mini and 1969 Corvette. He recently purchased a 1920 Ford Model T Touring because “you just have to have one of these once in your life.” Turn to p. 38 for his Affordable Classic on the Porsche 924S. TONY PIFF, SCM Auctions Editor and Staff Photographer, also runs the carspotting blog www. OldParkedCars. com, along with his brother Ben Piff. The long-term project is a comprehensive documentation of the vanishing daily drivers of decades past that somehow continue to survive on the streets of Portland, OR. Tony’s threshold for patina surpasses that of anyone else on the SCM masthead, and his taste in cars is distinctly utilitarian: He has owned four Volvo station wagons in the past three years, and his daily driver is a 1970 Toyota Hilux — the one with the turn signals on top of the fenders. Be sure to check out “Tony’s Market Moment,” which is found at the conclusion of the Market Reports Overview on p. 66. 26

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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com 12Cs are great driving cars. Mine (with 12k miles) has been reliable, rides better — does everything better — than my Mercedes-Benz SLS Collier and the McLaren MP4-12C To the Editor: Mr. Collier’s comments on the McLaren MP4-12C’s collectibility could have been written about any/all new cars (January 2015, “Collecting Thoughts,” p. 48). All new cars plummet in value when driven off the lot, so why would the dealer/seller leave any cash on the table? Speaking of aging plastic, old Corvettes are made of worse, yet they hold value. The 12C in question is a 2012 coupe in Pavement Gray, like hearing-aid beige, a fairly mundane color. Color, interior and options are important to future value. Build numbers? Hooey. Any number above 1 is a knockoff and above 2 is a giclée. 12Cs are great driving cars. Mine (with 12k miles) has been reliable, rides better — does everything better — than my Mercedes-Benz SLS. Both cars are worth vastly less today than when driven off the lot. So, who really cares if in 10, 20, or 50 years from now they will be worth more? Do you 28 really think you will know if the proceeds got you a better bed in a nursing home? Passing on your collector cars to the kids keeps them from knowing how to earn a living. What’s a poor schlump like me supposed to do with my 12C? I drive it. That’s why I bought it. See you on the road with the other cars. — Paul Kalenian, via email Miles Collier responds: Thanks for your comments. First, l concur with your statement that currently available modern cars should be bought and enjoyed for what they are: driving machines. Trying to dope the next collectible is a mug’s game. Remember all those “last Cadillac Eldorado convertibles”? That having been said, what more amusing diversion is there than to try to handicap the winners in the “Future Icon” beauty pageant? Manifestly, we need to es- tablish some ground rules, such as what constitutes evidence of collectibility, as well as the time frame in which we want this metaphorical soufflé to rise. I think we need to go out at least 30 years, and 40 years might be better. By way of illustration, many of the cars covered in this magazine are well over 40, 50 and even 60 years old. So, let’s not insist on a 10- year time horizon. Second, perhaps the sign of growing collectibility is when the value of the old car (in constant dollars of the year it was produced) exceeds its MSRP by, say, 50%. The huge value hit on new cars once they are sold only indicates the size of the hole they have to climb to begin appreciating. Appreciation serves as our surrogate for the collectibility that is beginning to apply to the car in question. Now, jump in your time machine and let’s travel 30 years into the future. We cut the padlock off the doors to an abandoned garage, and remove the car cover that has been protecting our Pavement Gray, or puppy-poop beige if you prefer, McLaren MP4-12C. What do you think? Will the spectators ooh and aah or will they turn away with expressions of derision? “Man, it’s only on old MP4- 12C. What a waste of time.” I am inclined to think they’ll ooh and aah. Very few of these cars will have survived that long. Compared with other cars from its period, it is a giant. It will be considered an amazing find. Imagine finding a really nice Series 1 Jaguar E-type coupe. It won’t pay off the mortgage on your house, but it’s up there in the nice finds category. So, is the MP4-12C collectible in the future? Almost certainly — given enough time. But, rather than put an MP4-12C away, I suggest owners drive the wheels off them as you are doing. Now that’s a real return on your investment. The pizzazz of old cars was never lost To the Editor: I am one of the disinterested Millennials who read Dr. Mitchell Josephs’ letter to SCM (January 2015, “You Write,” p. 38). While you were busy celebrating your 50th birthday party, my sister and I were in our garage in Titusville, FL, maintaining one of our five classic Mercedes. Sports Car Market John Hollansworth Jr., courtesy of Mecum Auctions

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You Write We Read Ad Index 356 Registry ...................................................146 Adamson Industries .........................................61 Amelia Island Concours ...................................99 American Car Collector .................................146 Aston Martin of New England .........................49 Auctions America .............................................33 Authentic Classics ..........................................147 Auto Kennel ...................................................131 Automotive Restorations Inc. ........................140 Autosport Designs Inc ....................................123 Barrett-Jackson ................................................21 Bennett Law Office ..........................................90 Beverly Hills Car Club ...................................137 Bonhams / SF .............................................6–7, 9 Canepa ............................................................119 Cars, Inc. ..........................................................43 Centerline Alfa Parts ......................................132 Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille ......105 Chequered Flag International .........................131 Chubb Personal Insurance ................................35 Classic Assets Motor Sports Center .................75 Classic Investments ................................135, 147 Classic Restoration ...........................................93 Classic Showcase ...........................................117 Cooper Classic Cars .......................................127 Copley Motorcars ...........................................143 Cosdel ............................................................143 D. L. George Coachworks................................69 dC Automotive ...............................................130 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. .............103, 113 Driversource Houston LLC ......................73, 125 E-Type UK USA ..............................................95 European Collectibles ....................................133 Exotic Classics .................................................76 Fantasy Junction ...............................................71 Fourintune Garage Inc ...................................133 Gooding & Company .....................................2, 3 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance .....111 Grundy Worldwide .........................................121 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. .............................141 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. .......................79 Heritage Classics ..............................................47 Hollywood Wheels Inc...............................64–65 Hyman, LTD ..................................................109 Intercity Lines ..................................................41 J Chadwick Co Engraving .............................126 JC Taylor ..........................................................85 Jeff Brynan .....................................................146 JJ Best Banc & Co .........................................147 JR-Auctions......................................................27 Keels and Wheels Concours ............................32 Kevin Kay Restorations ...................................77 Kidston .............................................................13 Kinekt .............................................................146 L.A. Prep ........................................................132 La Jolla Concours D’ Elegance ........................91 Leake Auction Company ............................10–11 Legendary Classic Center ................................29 Legendary Motorcar Company ......................107 LeMay - America’s Car Museum ...................139 Len Rusiewicz ................................................137 Luxury Brokers International .....................8, 141 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd ...............101 Mercedes Classic Center ..................................31 Mershon’s World Of Cars ..............................136 Modena Cento Ore Classic .............................44 Morphy Auctions .............................................89 Motorcar Studio .............................................119 Motoreum .........................................................15 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ...................82 Park Place LTD ................................................45 Paul Russell And Company ...........................121 Porsche Classic Parts .......................................25 PORsport.com ................................................139 Portland Art Museum .......................................18 Premier Financial Services ............................157 Pro-Team Corvette Sales, Inc.........................115 Putnam Leasing ..............................................158 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd. ...............................97 Reliable Carriers ..............................................67 Rick Cole Auctions ..........................................23 RM Auctions .................................................. 4-5 Robert Glover LTD ........................................127 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo .............................135 Silver Collector Car Auctions ..........................39 Sports Car Market ............................................76 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations ......................147 Suixtil USA ....................................................125 Symbolic Motor Car Co ...................................17 Taylor & Crawley.............................................37 The Stable, Ltd. ................................................81 Tony Labella Classic Cars..............................153 TYCTA .............................................................87 Vintage Car Research .....................................146 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ..............................82 Vintage Rallies ...............................................123 Volante Classics ...............................................90 Watchworks ....................................................146 West Coast Classics, LLC ..............................143 Worldwide Group .............................................19 30 You Write We Read The SCM analysis added a new perspective to the pre-sale description about my father’s 1911 Mercer Raceabout The truth is that you’re hopelessly out of touch with my generation. I was born in 1984, and many of my friends who collect older cars were born in that bracket also. I work with a group of about 10 to 15 guys my age or younger, and all of us have an interest in classic Mercedes-Benz cars, and we put significant amounts of time and energy into repairing and servicing our own cars. The truth is that many people in your age bracket are very out of touch with how the car collecting hobby applies to people in my age group. We may not have the money for large Taj Mahal garages and 50 cars, but many of us are doing what we can with our limited resources — and we are not ashamed of our work. I discount your letter because you were nothing more than a third-person observer who does not wish to get involved in educating people from my generation about classic cars. Many of the classic cars that interest us range from the 1950s through the early 1990s. They may not be million-dollar Ferraris, but at least in my eyes, a 4-door Mercedes sedan from the 1970s and 1980s holds all the merit of a $1 million auction car. It’s not that Millennials are disinterested in the Duesenbergs and Packards of the 1930s — it’s just that we find them ridiculously expensive and impractical. So we are changing the definition of a classic car. We are seeking out cars that we can afford to buy, service and repair ourselves because there are some Millennials who are hell-bent on doing things themselves. We don’t expect anyone to do anything for us, and we are going to have the things we want — even if it means that we have to spend all weekend getting our hands dirty. While there may not be a huge number of us, we are certainly out there and we are doing our part for the vintage-car hobby. I think that you should rethink your views. Maybe you should invite some people in their 20s and 30s to see your car collection, so you can see how interested we really are. — Pierre Hedary, Titusville, FL (Editor’s note: Pierre is one of SCM’s freelance Auction Analysts.) Automotive literature collection still complete To the Editor: Thank you for the interesting article about my father’s 1911 Mercer Raceabout (December 2014, American Profile, p. 66). The SCM analysis added a new perspective to the pre-sale description that had been distributed by RM Auctions. As someone with inside in- formation, however, I would like to offer a correction to the comment, “Unfortunately, the paper was improperly stored and much of it became virtually useless...” that referred to the automotive literature collection amassed by Henry Austin Clark Jr. In actual fact, most of the automotive literature was housed in a fire-proof, climate-controlled addition to the family residence. In 1991, I helped supervise its transfer to the Henry Ford Museum. At that time it was considered to be the largest private collection of automotive historical literature in the world and was valued at about $6 million. A crew from Dearborn came out to Long Island, and while my family members and I helped sort and identify items, they loaded 54,000 pounds of books, catalogs, photographs and periodicals into a semi-trailer. The Henry Austin Clark Jr. Automotive History Collection is now one of three major assets of the Benson Ford Research Center. The other two being the literature holdings of The Henry Ford Museum itself, and the historical records and photographs of the Ford Motor Company. Fellowship grants supported by the Henry Austin Clark Jr. Endowment Fund are available to researchers wishing to access the collections and publish their work. Because my father’s automo- tive literature collection is a far more important and lasting legacy than any individual vintage car he owned, I hope you will publish this letter to help set the record straight. — James H. Clark, via email ♦ Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2014, courtesy of RM Auctions

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg As the car collecting season begins anew Keeping Your Car Clock Ticking The next major development came when compa- for 2015, it seems fitting to focus on a topic that straddles cars and time keeping — the evolution and repair of the car clock. I first noticed car clocks as a child. I can recall the clock built into the dash of our 1966 Ford Country Sedan station wagon occasionally working — but more often not working. My mother, when she noticed it was ticking, would say, “Oh look, the clock has returned from vacation!” Her tone suggested that the balky car clock had a life of its own. I keep up that tradition by saying the same thing about the water dispenser in my refrigerator door. The evolution of car clocks began long before the invention of the car. Portable clocks, known as carriage clocks, were employed in the mid-1700s. Ornate mechanical clocks that used a balance-wheel escapement were cased in leather-clad boxes and hung by a strap from one of the frame members of the carriage. As the automobile age began, early drivers employed pocket watches set into leather circular casements that featured an aperture to display the dial. These watches also hung loosely from the dash board. Speedometer companies developed and marketed some of the first purpose-built car clocks. The Waltham Watch Company made many early car clocks, and they used a movement that was similar to that in their maritime clocks. These large movements were designed much like an oversized pocket watch of the day but, in the case of Waltham, differed from them in that they employed a dual mainspring barrel system that offered an eight-day wind rather than the 40-hour wind of a typical pocket watch. As these clocks were modestly jeweled — usually with seven in the balance-wheel system — and often exposed to a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels, they failed quickly and exhibit a high degree of wear and tear, as the gear train pivots and the plate holes they pass through were not jeweled. Winding one of the early car clocks was achieved in a variety of ways depending on the manufacturer. Waltham employed a long stem that extended down from the 6 o’clock position that stuck out from under the dash for setting and winding. Phinney Walker used an interesting rim wind system where the bezel that held the glass over the dial rotated to wind up the movement. Other manufacturers, such as Westclox (Western Clock Company), used a pull-string system that wound the clock similarly to starting a lawnmower (gently, please). Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Porsche Wax Don’t take risks with the finish on your original-paint 356. Swissvax’s “356” wax is specially formulated for the synthetic resin paint used on classic Porsches. A 200-ml tub ($199) is good for 10 to 15 applications. To ensure a strong bond, prep t paint with Swissvax Cleane Fluid ($24) using a Swissvax Cleaner Fluid Pad ($8). www swissvax.us 34 Gulf Kicks These high-fashion high tops honor the original Le Manswinning Ford GT40. They feature the iconic Gulf Racing colors and are handmade in Italy with a 100% leather upper and rubber sole. €169 (about $200) from www.vintagesyle.eu © nies such as Borg, Westclox, New Haven and others electrified the rewinding of the clocks by adding a solenoid and coil system that was combined with fitting a shorter mainspring intended to drive the clock only a few minutes. When the spring power ran down, a pair of points touched and fired a solenoid that rewound the spring (usually accompanied by a “clunking” noise). These clocks were made by the millions and became the backbone of the car-clock industry for decades. Although I know something about the early generation of car clocks and have serviced the oc- casional Waltham, for information on the later generations I turned to expert Jerry Magayne. Magayne entered the field as a car enthusiast who, out of need, tinkered with his own car clocks and eventually began fixing them for friends. He eventually turned his talent into a thriving business and passion. Magayne’s company, The Clock Works, of Eagle River, WI, ser- vices roughly 1,000 car clocks per year and endeavors to offer an amazing 24-hour turnaround for repair. Magayne and his associates have accumulated hoards of new old stock parts from the original manufacturers. They have developed a streamlined process of dismantling the clocks, cleaning, relubricating and testing them. Magayne said common failure points are a combination of gummy lubrication, worn plates, corroded or burned points on the solenoid and occasional burned-out coils in the solenoid system. Magayne highly recommends installing a battery cut-off switch on the car, as it stops the clock from running continuously, which saves a great deal of wear and tear and protects the coil. The coil is damaged when the voltage drops enough to not fire the solenoid. If that happens, the coil begins to overheat and eventually fails. Although The Clock Works rarely services the earliest, mechan- ical-style car clocks, they will repair the later electro-mechanical variety. The bill is usually under $100. They also offer refurbished complete clocks, and they can also convert an old clock to a modern quartz movement. The golden age of car clocks ended in the mid 1970s, when car- makers began installing car clocks that employ a quartz oscillator rather than the spring and balance wheel. This made clock service even more challenging and replacement of the circuit more necessary. Now cars tend to have the time displayed by either the radio of the navigation system, making the display of time much more precise but somehow less glamorous. Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1966–68 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 The Ferrari 275 GTB/4 is one of the great Italian sports cars, and it filled the daydreams of many school boys back in the 1960s — myself included. Since the time when the real cars were first produced, there have been vast numbers of Ferrari 275 GTB toys, kits, poorly made models and more ranging in size from tiny 1:64 scale to huge 1:8 scale. I’ve waited a long time for a great, mid-size 275 GTB/4 model that would perfectly suit the needs of my collection. I have finally found one that comes very close. For years, BBR of Italy has produced countless versions of these in small 1:43 scale, but they have expanded their 275 GTB production into 1:18 scale. This relatively new BBR piece in metallic blue is a great model. It’s a real beauty that almost perfectly captures the car, except for one glaring mistake with the wheels. Although the simulated cast-alloy wheels Model Details Production date: 2014 Quantity: Red, 350; red with wire wheels, 250; white with wire wheels, 100; yellow, 150; Metallic Blue, 150; TdF Blue with wire wheels, 150; Mint Metallic Green with wire wheels, 36 SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: ½ Overall value: Web: www.bbrmodels.com look terrific, they are completely wrong for this car. For some unexplained reason (I’ve asked BBR), they produced the alloy wheels that were only on the earlier 2-cam cars. Not one production 275 GTB/4 left the Ferrari factory with these early-style wheels. Even inexpensive 1:43-scale Brumm and IXO $10 toys have been able put the correct wheels on their renditions of these cars. What makes this so irksome is that BBR has more access to Ferrari and their archives than any other model maker in the world. At $500 per model — with no opening fea- Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton The Little Red Racing Car by Dwight Knowlton, Carpe Viam!, 48 pages, $18.75 (Amazon) It’s not often a Maserati 300S graces the cover of a children’s book. It’s not often the cover of a children’s book looks this good. You can thank author and illustrator Dwight Knowlton for both of these artistic and automotive gifts. Knowlton is a veteran, top-notch visual director in the advertising and marketing world. And in that world, speed is often one of the design briefs for a project. To slow down a bit, as well as to do a book for his son, Knowlton started working on The Little Red Racing Car. Rather than do it the way most authors work — quite alone — he chose to work on the book in public, sharing his drawings and drafts on a Facebook page. It was brave and rewarding. Knowlton chose the look and feel of early posters from the Monaco Grand Prix by Géo Ham for the illustration style. Drawn to the spare color palette and romance of the drawings, Knowlton pays tribute to an old illustrator and shares the style with a new generation. Being in marketing, Knowlton has more tools in his kit than most children’s book authors or illustrators. He created an entire marketing world around The Little Red Racing Car, from his own imprint, Carpe Viam! (Seize the Road). You can find T-shirts, posters and coffee mugs at www.thelittleredracingcar.com. As this is a children’s book, it is a simple story told in few well-crafted words. It is the story of a boy who makes his own special barn find — a 36 long-lost Maserati 300S once driven by Stirling Moss. As the book progresses, father and learning together son restore the car, along the way. They learn about the joys of restoration, about history, and finally the thrill of driving the 300S. It’s enough to bring out the kid in all of us. Provenance: Knowlton doesn’t restore cars and he doesn’t collect them. But he is a huge fan of that intersection of design and machine. Fit and finish: With complete control of his writ- ing, typography and artistic technique, Knowlton has honed this book to near perfection. It’s just beautiful. Drivability: I’m not an 8-year-old anymore. But I wish I were that age again, so someone could give me a copy of The Little Red Racing Car. I’m pretty sure I would read it over and over, imagining myself finding the car and how fast I would be on the track, as well as spending hours in the garage with my dad. ♦ Sports Car Market tures — there is simply no excuse for the wheel mess. To avoid some of the wheel debacle, you could buy one of the versions with wire wheels, but not all color combinations offer the wires (I will change the wheels on mine at a later date). Unfortunately, for some collectors, there will be no good solution. The fit and finish is excellent, as is presentation. Each model comes mounted to an attractive display base, and for an extra charge, you can order one with an acrylic cover. Although nothing opens, this model features wonderful, easily seen detailing inside and out, with one of the best dashboards I have seen in years. The dash includes a beautiful, multi-piece steering wheel with etched diamond pattern on the spokes and two delicate, well-scaled levers on the left side of the column. The interior is complete. Outside, all of the trim pieces are perfectly fitted, and the subtle detail of gaskets around the ultra-clear windshield and rear window are very thoughtful touches. All lights and badges are excellent, as are the larger parts such as the windshield wipers. It was not needed, but there is also some underside detailing. Each variant of these models is marketed as a “limited edition,” but they really aren’t limited at all. Total combined production figures to date add up to 1,186. 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Affordable Classic 1987–88 Porsche 924S Porsche’s Red-Headed Stepchild You can get 944 performance for much less if you’re willing to dance with the plain girl by Jeff Zurschmeide with $25,500 for the 944. Of course, by then buyers could also choose the more powerful 944S at 190 horsepower, or the 944 Turbo with 217 horsepower at commensu- rately higher prices. Without its return as the 1988 Porsche 924S, sold for $9,745 by H&H in November S top for a moment and consider the plight of the Porsche 924. If ever there was a car that was born on the wrong side of the blanket, the 924 is it. Coming onto the scene as a 1977 model, the 924 was Porsche’s first attempt at a conventional, water-cooled, inline 4-cylinder car. The 924 was created to replace the 914, which had suffered under the stigma of its Volkswagen heritage — the factory couldn’t even manage to put a Porsche crest on its nose. The new 924 had the same problem. VW had asked Porsche to design a sports car using an Audi engine, but they then rejected the 924 in favor of their own front-wheeldrive design. Porsche got the 924 back from Wolfsburg with a rather anemic 95-horsepower, 2.0-liter engine, a 4-speed manual transmission and drum brakes on the back end. For that, Porsche wanted to charge buyers $9,395. For $14,995, you could have a new 911S. Matters improved a little over the years, with a 5-speed transmission and 110 horse- power starting in 1978, and then a turbo version for 1980 with 143 horsepower. Yet buyers noticed that a Turbo 924 would cost you $20,875 — compared with $27,700 for a new 911SC. For Porsche buyers, that was no contest. Details Years produced: 1987–88 Number produced: 9,137 Original price: $19,900 Current SCM Valuation: $3,000–$3,500 Complete tune-up: $200 Club: Porsche Club of America Club website: www.pca.org Alternatives: Mazda RX-7, Nissan 300ZX, Porsche 944 Pros: Low cost, good performance Cons: No upside potential, spendy repairs Best place to drive one: Curvy roads A typical owner: A driving enthusiast with nothing to prove 38 The 924 reborn Perhaps mercifully, Porsche pulled the plug on the 924 at the end of the 1982 model year, replacing it with the more attractive and powerful 944. But the 924 story wasn’t quite over yet. The model continued to be produced in small numbers for the world market, and in 1986 Porsche upgraded the 924 with the 2.5liter engine from the 944. The new combination was known as a 924S, and it arrived in the United States as a 1987 model with 147 SAE net horsepower. In its final year, the 1988 924S was rated at 158 horsepower — thanks to exhaust improvements. Those numbers were the same as the base 944, but the 924S cost $19,900 compared Sports Car Market 924S, we could close the book on the 924 as another example of bad corporate decision-making in the 1970s. But 6,947 924S models were imported in 1987, and another 2,190 in 1988. Those cars are both cheaper — and actually a little faster — than the comparable 944. The 924 had always used a rear-mounted transaxle for great balance, and by 1987 it had four-wheel disc brakes as well. If you ever liked the look of a 924, the 924S is the one to have. Which brings us to a re- cent sale. The 924 was always more popular in Europe than in America, and H&H sold this exceptionally clean 1988 example in November for £6,160, the equivalent of $9,745. But remember that the British spend a pound the way we spend a dollar, so the amount is really closer to $6,000 in an apples-to-apples comparison. This means that you can get 944 performance for much less than the comparable 944 price tag if you’re willing to dance with the plain girl. Fun with a credit-card car The SCM Pocket Price Guide still lists the 924S as a $3,000 to $3,500 car, and recent online sales activity shows most examples trading in that range or somewhat higher, up to about $5,000. There’s no reason to think that these prices will change much in the near future, so you can afford to wait for just the right car — and that’s the definition of an affordable classic. ♦ Courtesy of H&H

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Legal Files John Draneas The Public Execution of a Mini Cooper The U.S. government is confiscating and crushing illegally imported Mini Coopers and Land Rover Defenders Just like Hollywood What made this Mini Cooper destruction more amazing is that it was a well-choreographed publicity event staged for maximum public effect. The press was invited to the public execution at Price’s Auto Recyclers on a snowy day to witness and photograph the sight of a large excavator using its claw to thoroughly disembowel the Mini Cooper. Excavator operator Ryan Price was quoted as saying that he was instructed to make sure that “everything is demolished and you can’t re-use any parts. So the transmission, motor, everything is crushed apart.” Not wanting to rely on the press to get the job done right, CBP pro- duced its own 3.5-minute video memorializing the event. The video was posted it on its website and identified as a CBPrime Feature Story. The video appears to be professionally produced. It starts with CBP W e all know that it’s going to be windy when a low-pressure area bumps up against a high-pressure area. The difference in air pressure sucks air into the low-pressure area until the pressures are equalized. “Legal Files” recently reported (June 2014, p. 54) how this same principle applies to economic disequilibrium, resulting in an industry that buys new cars in the United States and exports them to countries where the same cars typically sell for much more due to manufacturers’ pricing policies. Now the U.S. government has taken action to stop the reverse situa- tion — the illegal importation of used cars to take advantage of higher resale prices in the United States. Under U.S. law, it is generally illegal to import cars that are under 25 years old because they do not meet U.S. safety standards — cars over 25 years old get a free pass. This creates an interesting situation for two models — Land Rover Defenders and classic Mini Coopers. Both ceased being exported into the U.S. but kept being manufactured in Europe in largely unchanged outward design. That has made it relatively easy to disguise an under-25 Defender or Mini as an over-25 version and then sneak it into the United States. There is a lot of financial incentive to do just that. A relatively recent vintage Defender, for example, is just a used car in the U.K., and one typically sells in the $25,000 range. A nice-condition, right-vintage and -model Defender can exceed $100,000 in the U.S. Capital punishment for cars On December 12, 2014, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) destroyed a 2000 Mini Cooper that had been disguised as a 1988 model and then illegally imported into the U.S. CBP inspectors at the Newark, NJ, port had noticed several tell-tale signs of fraud: • The Mini Cooper was left-hand drive, but its VIN correlated to a right-hand-drive model. • It had a more modern engine. • The dashboard airbag system light couldn’t have been there in 1988. After further investigation, inspectors determined that the VIN had been altered. Because of the VIN alteration, “destruction of the vehicle was our only choice,” said Leon Hayward, Assistant Director of Trade & Cargo Security at the New York CBP field office. 40 officers giving us a narrated tour of the offending Mini, pointing out all of the miscues that alerted them to the falsification. It then cuts to the salvage yard, shows the huddled masses of the press standing in the snow, and then captures the entire execution for posterity. The excavator’s claw rips the Mini apart, slams it to the ground, beats it to a pulp, and dumps it on the scrap pile for recycling. Blow-by-blow commentary is provided by Brenda Smith, Assistant Commissioner of the Office of International Trade at CBP, and Gordon Roberts, Deputy Chief Inspector of the United Kingdom Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service. In the video, Smith decries these illegally imported cars as “Frankencars, made up of pieces and parts from all over the place,” and she tells us that the U.S. government is specifically targeting Mini Coopers and Land Rover Defenders. Roberts explains that these cars can have stolen and illegal parts. Smith pledges to continue to protect the public from these cars. If you want to view the video, go to www.cbp.gov and search “CTAC Videos.” The Mini Cooper was captured as part of Operation Atlantic, a joint effort of CBP and its U.K. equivalents that was launched in March 2014. This campaign is coordinated out of the Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center, which was established by the Department of Homeland Security in 2009. The center’s mission is to coordinate the efforts of a number of federal agencies spanning a variety of activity areas in order to protect the U.S. public from the importation of all types of unsafe products. Defender crushed Evidently, CBP didn’t get enough punch out of a similar 2013 video it also posted on its website. That video chronicled the similar destruction of a Land Rover Defender, but it was much shorter and lacked the fit and finish of the Mini Cooper video. That Defender was seized at the Port of Baltimore on April 16, 2013. A month earlier, CBP seized about 20 Defenders from a North Carolina chiropractor who was reportedly operating a Defender importation business at his home. Mass seizures In a more spectacular operation, CBP seized 40 Defenders from 40 different owners on July 15, 2013. Investigators identified these 40 Defenders by VINs and tracked them down to their current registered owners. The first report of the seizures was a post on the “Defender Source” Internet forum (www.defendersource.com) by a member who reported that Homeland Security officers came to his home at 6:45 a.m. and seized his Defender. Sports Car Market James Tourtellotte, courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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Another poster reported that he left his North Carolina home to find Homeland Security agents, state police and local sheriff’s deputies waiting for him in his driveway. They seized what he thought was a 1986 110 Defender that he recently purchased in Florida. He wrote that when he inspected the Defender before buying it, he compared the VIN on the bill of sale with the VINs on the frame and on the VIN plate near the master cylinder, finding them all to match. He felt safe with the purchase because he verified that the Defender had been licensed in North Carolina for a year after it had been imported. The state police officer pointed out his error, showing him where the VIN on the frame had been filed and restamped. Legal recourse The importers of these cars may well face criminal charges, but what about the innocent purchasers? Unfortunately, they have no rights to keep their cars, nor do they have any claim against the government. They do, of course, have solid recourse against their sellers. Much the same as “Legal Files” has reported several times with regard to stolen cars, their seller has not given them good title to the Defender or Mini Cooper they purchased in good faith. Purchasers of illegal cars can recover full refunds from their sellers, who can in turn recover full refunds from their sellers, until the buck stops with the illegal importers. However, there are some shortcomings with the legal situation: • First, the innocent purchaser must locate the seller and collect the refund. If the seller can’t be found or is broke, that becomes a dead end. • Second, the purchaser cannot recover attorney fees incurred in the effort. • Finally, the purchaser’s legal entitlement is most likely limited to a refund of the purchase price. Any money spent on fixing up or improving the car is probably lost. Stay alert CBP is clearly targeting classic Mini Coopers and Land Rover Defenders. If you are looking to buy a 25-years-or-older version of these cars, you have to be careful to confirm that it really is the right age. Vigilance may also be warranted with other models. All it takes is a model that stayed in production elsewhere without major design change, and an unscrupulous importer can find great motivation to “turn the clock back” on the car. CBP has some pretty sophisticated approaches to finding these cars. First off, it’s highly likely that every 25-years-or-older Mini Cooper or Defender will go under the microscope. Trained inspectors are stationed at most ports of entry. They check VINs, of course, but they also look for smaller signs of falsification: incorrect engines, emissions and safety equipment, too-new options, period correctness of the nuts and bolts on the car and the rivets that hold the VIN plates on the car, galvanizing of frames, and a host of other little things that indicate that the car has been modified. Despite these developments, there is nothing illegal about importing a 25-years-or-older version of these models. In fact, a number of U.K. shops have recognized the arbitrage opportunity and have been restoring older Defenders and Minis specifically for export to the U.S. These restored cars are eligible for import without the same con- cerns. However, some care should still be taken when the restoration is unusually extreme. For example, when the frame, the body parts and the mechanicals have all been replaced, and the only remaining original part is the VIN plate, inspectors may have a hard time considering it to be more than 25 years old. ♦ JOHN DRANeAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. March 2015 41

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Simon Says Simon Kidston California Dreamin’ A monthlong pilgrimage to the Golden State provided a perfect opportunity for festive vintage motoring and pressing the flesh of local Old-Car Royalty “Fancy coming on the Horseless Carriage Tour this weekend?” I’m asked, which leads to an early start chasing Bruce’s black vintage Bentley 4½ up Mulholland Drive at indecent speed, a huge car park near Pasadena bustling with just about anything old and four-wheeled, where we hook up with Jay Leno and the British duo who host “Wheeler Dealers” on TV, and finally, a visit to Jay’s collection, to which the term “eclectic” doesn’t come close to doing justice. Not a vintage Ferrari in sight here, but tank- and jet- engined “nut jobs” already suggested that Leno doesn’t follow the crowd. My vote went to the sinister-looking Duesenberg coupe bodied by Walker for pharmaceutical heir J.K. Lilly Jr. This Duesenberg is possibly the most extravagant way yet devised of transporting two people (but not their luggage — that won’t fit inside the 20-foot behemoth). The right kind of attention In between using the Gullwing as a daily driver for errands, sightseeing, beach trips and car get-togethers, I couldn’t help wondering how the mysterious first owner must have felt piloting it on similar roads back in 1955. Not once (I’m touching wood now) did it miss a beat, Fed up with rental car hidden charges? easy solution: Bring your own ...(and yes, officer, those plates are legal) T he view out over the hood, through a low, pillbox-shaped windshield, is enticing. Sunset Boulevard is empty, hardly surprising as it’s just gone 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning in early January. The warm glow from the instruments reflects on the chrome dashboard trim, and the vintage Becker radio is crackling to the sound of ’50s rock ’n’ roll. Time to drop down a gear and savor the purposeful rumble as the straight six surges past 4,000 rpm and the silver sports car hits its stride. It could be 1955, but it’s actually my Christmas vacation, 2014. Christmas cars Years ago, my first boss was generous enough to always lend me a car to take home during the end-of-year festivities: Jaguar D-type (brave in British weather, especially when snowing), Derby Bentley (stately), XK 120 (wobbly) and various Ferraris with unpredictable electrics, but they sounded and looked great, which is all that counts in your 20s. Now that my generation has its own cars tucked away at home, we sometimes need to discipline ourselves to take them out and use them as their makers intended. A monthlong business/family holiday in California provided the perfect excuse. Figuring that rental cars are aimed at drivers with no pulse and usually involve death by a thousand hidden surcharges, the sensible option (car collector logic now at work) was to ship out my Gullwing from Switzerland to use instead. Los Angeles, of course, is Old Car Central, with world-class collections at every turn and a network of car guys whose most enthusiastic member must surely be the ever-youthful SCMer Bruce Meyer, who’s been having fun at the wheel since longer than he’ll let me say (except that he bought his first Gullwing in 1964 for $4,000...). His email sign-off sums it up: “Never lift!” Car guys and a visit with Jay Leno Barely a day’s passed before I’m invited to a swanky cocktail party in Beverly Hills, where our cheerful host (another SCMer) allows me a glimpse into his garage: classic Ferraris including a 400 Superamerica, svelte 250 PF Spyder and the 212 once raced by Phil Hill rub fenders with a 300SL Roadster and the obligatory XKE. 42 and I couldn’t have wanted for a more evocative or enjoyable way of getting around. “What year is it?” was a welcome change from the usual “What’s it worth?” and the number of thumbs-ups from other drivers or valet parking attendants inevitably brings a smile. “I remember when I first saw one” remarked a friendly, elderly passerby on glitzy Rodeo Drive: “I had a summer job as a box boy carrying purchases out to customers’ cars, and the king of news anchors, George Putnam, whooshed up in a bright red new Gullwing and opened those doors upwards — that was pretty cool...” High-octane toys over the holidays Yesterday was another 6 a.m. start, this time for Supercar Sunday, a casual get-together west of L.A., where fellow insomniacs had come to play in a dazzling array of high-octane machinery. Highlights for me were the latest McLaren P1, eerie as it whistled silently by in electric mode driven by a youngster who didn’t look old enough to have a license (apparently in the same lucky business as J.K. Lilly Jr. — inheritance), a cherished Miura S with original paint, a rare Audi Sport Quattro pedaled briskly by its professional-racer owner, and Bruce’s boisterous Shelby GT350, which on these roads evokes a scene from “Bullitt.” There’s a stop at the famous Rock Store on Mulholland Drive (who hasn’t been there?) surrounded by bikers, followed by a bustling lay-by perched above a nearby canyon from which to marvel at the riders displaying their skill and bravery on the twisty climb, before it’s time for lunch with a music mogul/budding car collector in Malibu, with ’60s singer Lulu as his surprise house guest. Fun? Are you kidding? Next time I’ll bring a second old banger. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Feature 2014 ACD West Coast Meet A Trip Down Memory Lane Best of Show laurels went to Bob White of Scottsdale, AZ, and his blinged-up 1937 Cord phaeton — the “Tom Mix” Cord Story and photos by John L. Baeke M.D. Chief judge Brad Waken with Bob White, owner of the Best-of-Show-winning 1937 “Tom Mix” Cord, and White’s son Chris A s a new Californian, I was eager to return to the scene of my first ACD meet. It was 1968 when my parents treated this wide-eyed child to his first taste of Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs at the quaint Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, CA. Fortunately, both my memories and my father’s photos still survive. It was a su- premely casual affair, void of the pomp, pride and high drama to which we have all grown accustomed. That day was filled with swoopy fenders, chrome pipes and being awakened by “Doc” John Young ripping his Duesie race car around the little cottages. I don’t recall a single blue blazer or white fedora. Rather, strolling among the cars At the 1968 meet, the author dreams of the day he would own a Cord under the pines with rolled-up sleeves were car people that I would fully appreciate years later. Gordon and Betty Buehrig, Briggs Cunningham, Strother MacMinn and Pete DePaolo were all there. Even at 10 years of age, standing in my father’s shadow, I basked in their tales of the past — especially those told in the first person. Now, 46 years later, I returned to my roots at the 58th annual Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club’s West Coast Meet on October 16–19, 2014, in Santa Maria, CA. Each year, the ACD Club sanctions three major judged meets. The highly regarded ACD “Reunion” at Auburn, IN, is the national concours, and truly one of the premier car events of the year. However, the two smaller bicoastal affairs provide a wonderful opportunity for fans of the marque to witness up close a grand gathering of these icons of American classic car design. The Santa Maria Country Club provided the manicured green for these rare motorcars. There were 19 Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs on the grass. 46 Dr. Greg Vanley of Los Angeles, CA, prepares his Duesenberg Model A Touring for judging Sports Car Market Long ago, the ACD Club set the benchmark for stan- dardized judging. Indeed, several of these owners came prepared for battle. When the smoke cleared, Best of Show laurels went to Bob White of Scottsdale, AZ, and his blinged-up 1937 Cord phaeton — the “Tom Mix” Cord. There was something fitting about honoring the car once treasured by the Hollywood star. Since that first experience at Cambria in 1968, I be- came a member of the club, and I was charter member of the ACD Museum. I acquired several ACD cars, was elected to the ACD board of directors and was National Meet Chairman. Truly, I was hooked. But it was my recent move to California that allowed me to return to my automotive roots: the ACD West Coast Meet. Meet co-chairs Richard and Andrea Hannon certainly kept alive the tradition of this historic event. ♦

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Feature 2014 1000 Millas Sport 1,000 Miles and Three Days in Patagonia The Patagonia region in the Andes mountains area of Argentina features breathtaking landscapes and wonderful roads by Tom Smith that when a car is moved around several times after arriving on a container ship from the States, the small amount of fuel required for shipping is all used up, resulting in it being out of gas. The organizers drove us the 30 minutes to the nearby town to a fuel station. I believe a business opportunity for an airport area gas station awaits someone in Argentina. Polak participated in a previous edition of the 1000 Millas, but I was a rookie for the event. After our refueling adventure, we drove from the Bariloche airport to Llao Llao through the fairly large city of Bariloche. When we stopped there for a full refuel, we noticed as the tank neared full a pretty significant fuel leak, which seemed to stop when we stopped refueling. So we set off for the hotel in hopes that we I could find a mechanic to assist there. Along the way we stopped to check, and we discovered no more fuel leak, so thinking all was well we pressed on — only to discover upon parking on a hill at the hotel that the leak had returned. t began, as many adventures often do, with a phone call. My great friend Don Polak was on the line, asking if I’d seen that morning’s “Bring a Trailer” email. It seems a 1961 Volvo PV544, with long-term ownership, was on offer and the price was right. “Wouldn’t this be a perfect car for the Argentine 1000 Millas?” Polak said. I said I thought it would, so a few eBay clicks later we owned it. It’s been my great privilege to enjoy some of the world’s great automobile events with Don Polak. We’ve driven on two Italian Mille Miglias in our Siata 1100TV Vignale. We enjoyed the 2014 Austrian Ennstal Classic in our 1947 Healey Elliott Saloon and, together with our wives or children, have enjoyed countless New England 1000s, Mountain Milles, Copperstate 1000s and Texas 1000s. I’ve also had the opportunity to drive an Aston DB2 in the always-terrific Colorado Grand and California Mille. So, it was time for another adventure. After doubling our investment in the Volvo in preparation for the rally, we were ready to go! 1,000 miles, Patagonia and our Volvo This was the 26th edition of the 1000 Millas Sport, an event organized by the Club de Automoviles Sport in the spirit of the Italian Mille Miglia Storica. Spanning nearly 1,000 miles over three days through Patagonia, the event draws nearly 160 entrants from around the world. A tremendous amount of work goes into organizing the event, with a combination of club members and professionals engaged in making sure everything goes without a hitch. The event begins in Buenos Aires, with the gathering of the participating cars on the Saturday before the rally. The cars then are loaded onto transporters and shipped the 1,000 miles to Bariloche, in Patagonia, for the start at the Llao Llao Hotel and Resort. Out of gas — but not luck Entrants catch the two-hour flight from Buenos Aires to Bariloche and rejoin their cars at a remote airport parking lot. Upon arrival in Bariloche (after an all-day flight to Buenos Aires from Nashville and an overnight at an airport hotel), we discovered 48 A consultation with the concierge put us back on the 20-minute drive to a Bariloche Fiat dealer. The service manager was a friend of the concierge. None of the mechanics spoke English, but, after much pointing and gesturing, we finally reached understanding and they promptly replaced the rotten rubber hose that connected the fuel filler cap to the tank. Crisis averted and back to the hotel. Scrutineering at the hotel was next on the list, and fortunately, even after a lot of planes, trucks and boats, the Volvo passed with flying colors and we were allowed to affix the rally numbers (and ubiquitous sponsor stickers) to the car. Then it was off to the drivers meeting conducted by the affable Manuel Elicabe, the president of the Club de Automoviles Sport. His first question to the group was to ask how many attending had participated in the Italian Mille Miglia. Surprisingly, almost all had done so, which was a great relief to Elicabe, as he then proceeded to explain that the regularity sections of the rally were identical to the Mille Miglia. With the route book in hand, we began to look at the maps and the book to see where we’d be heading on each of the three driving days. At this point, we met some of the other United States entrants, which included Publisher Keith Martin and Dean Koehler, who were driving an E-type Jaguar. Sandra and Martin Button were competing in a Ford Mustang. They, along with some of the U.K. participants, provided welcome meal companions, as the predominant language of the participants and organizers Sports Car Market

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We were based each day at Llao Llao, so our adventure took us north, south and west into the mountains and along the numerous glacier lakes that feature prominently wherever you go in the region. Each day’s driving was almost 300 miles and featured a terrific combination of “fast road” driving (with local and national police providing welcome assistance at most major intersections) and challenging regularity stages very similar to the Mille Miglia. Day One took us on a circuitous route through Confluencia, Alicura and San Martin de Los Andes and through the wonderful 7 Lagos (Seven Lakes) region. Along the way, we had a lunch stop at a military base (complete with the Argentine Army Band welcoming us) and a 10-mile dirt-road excursion, which made me appreciate the fact that we were in a 1961 Volvo and not a pre-war Aston or Maserati. Day Two saw us tour into neighboring Chile, where we were treated to a wonderful outdoor open-pit barbeque featuring great food and scenery. Day Three put us south to Arelauquen and El Hoyo de Epuyen before we routed back to the hotel for the awards dinner. An epic trip with a Mille Miglia flavor So how did we do? Well, the transmission’s overdrive quit halfway through Day Two (resulting in a proper, if not loud, 4,500-rpm 4th-gear driving experience for the remainder of the rally). Add in that we are better drivers than we are navigators (as evidenced by our scores), but we still finished pretty well. In fact, as we successfully shipped a car and ourselves some 6,000 miles and then drove around Argentina another 1,000 miles, the rally was a great success. From the accommodations to the support given by the organizers to the wireless was Spanish, and my high school study in that area is long forgotten. Breathtaking roads and sights The Patagonia region in the Andes mountains area of Argentina features breathtaking landscapes and wonderful roads. headsets provided to English-speaking participants, so they could understand what was being said at the banquet, the organization of the rally was top notch. This event was the closest yet I’ve experienced that captures the essence of the Italian Mille Miglia, particularly in the way the regularities are set up. Teams from the U.K., Italy, and most of South America all added to the international flavor of the event. The Argentines are car people through and through, and they know how to put on a great vintage automobile rally. ♦ March 2015 49

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Ferrari Profile 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO A complete supercar collection is the goal of many Ferrari collectors, and the 288 is the rarest card in the pack by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1984–86 Number produced: 272 Current SCM Valuation: $1,100,000– $1,700,000 Tune-up cost: $3,500 Distributor caps: $400 Chassis # location: Stamped on the upper frame in the engine compartment Engine # location: Stamped on top of the engine block near the front Clubs: Ferrari Owners Club, Ferrari Club of America More: www.ferrariownersclub.org, www. ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1987–92 Ferrari F40, 1986–88 Porsche 959, 1991–93 Jaguar XJ 220, 1992–95 Bugatti EB110 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: ZFFPA16B000055633 engine number: F114B146 name could only be permitted for a very special car indeed. Enter the 288 GTO. Like its illustrious forebear, T the 288 GTO (the initials stand for Gran Turismo Omologato) was conceived as a limited-edition model, just 200 units being planned to meet the then-existing Group B homologation requirements for international sports car racing. Styled by Pininfarina’s Leonardo Fioravanti, creator of the awe-inspiring Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, the 288 GTO was based on the 308 GTB (another Fioravanti creation) and made its public debut at the Geneva Salon in February 1984. Fioravanti later recalled Enzo Ferrari’s original design brief: “There was no specific instruction, just to produce a car based on the 308 GTB that could be used for racing.” Its three rear-wing cooling slots deliberately recall the earlier GTO, and the 288 body likewise benefited from the adoption of F1 technology, being constructed of glassfibre and a mixture of the lightweight composite materials Kevlar and carbon fiber. 50 he original, immortal Ferrari 250 GTO had been developed for the FIA GT Championship, duly taking the manufacturer’s title for Ferrari in 1962, 1963 and 1964. So, clearly, any revival of the GTO Aerodynamically refined in the wind tunnel, the 288 GTO sported flared wheelarches, larger front and rear spoilers, taller door mirrors and four additional driving lights in the front grille. These subtly altered looks combine elegance with muscularity in equal measure. Given its race-bred, state-of-the-art technology and drop-dead-gorgeous looks, it is not surprising that the 288 GTO appealed to Formula One drivers of the day, with Ferrari’s Michele Alboreto and René Arnoux, and even McLaren’s Nikki Lauda, numbered among its owners. In the event, the 288 GTO never contested the races for which it had been conceived, as the FIA axed Group B, citing lack of manufacturer interest as the reason. The 288 GTO is one of the rarest of modern Ferrari road cars, and examples are only infrequently offered for sale on the open market. Of the 270 or so built, all are highly desirable, but none more so than this unmolested, one-owner, little-used example. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 24, sold for $2,375,584, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ The Bond Street Sale, in London, England, on November 30, 2014. Put two car guys together long enough and the in- evitable question will come up: “What’s your favorite car?” I’ve been asked the question hundreds of times, and after whittling a McLaren F1, various Bugattis, Preston Henn’s 275 GTB/C Special and a Ferrari F40 off the list, the Ferrari 288 GTO is my top dog. Each of 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Lot 207, s/n ZFFPA16B000057701 Condition 1Sold at $594,000 RM Auctions, Maranello, ITA, 5/20/07 SCM# 45282 Sports Car Market 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Lot 115, s/n 54777 Condition 2- Sold at $1,252,160 RM Auctions, Villa Erba, ITA, 5/25/13 SCM# 216607 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Lot 7, s/n ZFFPA16B000055669 Condition 2 Sold at $1,512,500 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/13 SCM# 227432 Courtesy of Bonhams

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the others are strong contenders. Some are better looking and others are much faster, but the 288’s blend of beauty and performance makes it the one car for my garage. While the 288 GTO is often accused of being a 308 on steroids, I find the accusation complementary and false. Automobile manufacturers qualify cars with the term “new content.” The term defines how much of the old car was used in the new car. When it comes to the 288, almost the entire car is new content. The silhouette is similar to the 308, but virtually no cosmetic part of the car is interchangeable between the two models. Mechanically, the frame is different, the driveline configuration is different, the transmission is different and the engine — while similar — is different. A street car designed for competition Considering all the unique parts were designed, engineered and built for a run of about 200 cars, the very existence of the 288 is quite remarkable. Factor in that the car was designed to compete at the highest levels of serious rallying, and despite the lack of a competition career, the intent was built into the car. In my eye, the 308 GTB is one of the most beautiful shapes to ever come out of Pininfarina. The bulbous fenders and Kamm tail of the 288 GTO are an asset to the design — and actually functional. The sparse interior of the 288 is purposeful and quite stylish. The 308 drives nicely but the 288 is in another class altogether. The 400-hp, 2.85- liter V8 is enough to put the GTO in the upper 4-second 0–60 mph range. The 189-mph top speed is great, but it’s the turbos that really make the car fun. The old-school turbos pack the boost in a relatively small rpm range, and when they come on, you need to have the car pointed straight because there’s no traction control to save your butt. The GTO was designed for top rally drivers, and little was cut back for the produc- tion version. You’d better know what you’re doing when you get behind the wheel of a GTO. Always rare and in demand 288s have always been sought-after cars. They were the first new Ferraris I remem- ber trading at over list price. Most new 288s were pre-sold to good customers of the dealer, but the few that hit the open market sold in the mid-$100k range, which was just about double list price. Over the next few years, they rapidly gained value to just over $1,000,000 in 1989. For perspective, that was slightly less than a 275 GTB 4-cam and a fifteenth of a 250 GTO. The 1990 Ferrari market crash hit the 288 hard. Asking prices plummeted all the way to the $250,000 level. When things started getting better, the 288 was again in demand — and prices started to rise. In the October 2007 SCM (Ferrari Profile, p. 44), I wrote about a 288 GTO that sold for $594k. I incorrectly thought that price was very optimistic. During that period, a 246 GT was a $140,000 car, a 330 GTC was under $200,000 and 275 GTB/4s had recently broken the million-dollar mark. A non-scientific comparison puts current Dino values up about 2.5 times from 2007, and 330 GTC prices are up about 4.4 times. Lussos are up 4.5 times, and 275 GTB/4s are up about three times. With respect to the 4-cam cars, the numbers are a bit misleading, as they were early bloomers. A big hit At $2,369,802, Bonhams hit the ball out of the park with this 288 GTO sale. The number was more than $500k over the last auction sale. In perspective, though, it was a 3.8 multiple over 2007, which is well in line with many other Ferraris. March 2015 Up next: RM is offering this 6,500-mile 1984 288 GTO at Scottsdale, with a pre-sale estimate of $1.9m to $2.4m 51 While we’re crunching numbers, Bonhams’ 288 sale was about one-sixteenth of their 250 GTO sale at Quail Lodge during the 2014 Monterey Car Week. This is about the same as 1990 ratios. However, compared with the 275 GTB/4, the 288 still has some catching up to do. More 288s lured out of garages A quick survey of the market shows the high values have brought some 288s out of the garages. An unprecedented five 288 GTOs are actively on the market. RM is offering a 6,500-mile car at their 2015 Scottsdale sale. Their estimate is $1,900,000 to $2,400,000. A 2,500-mile example is being privately offered in the $2.5m range. An ex-Keke Rosberg car is available in California. A 19,000-mile 288 is for sale at a Northeast Ferrari dealer, and an ex-Bill Cosby GTO is for sale in Dubai. The last three are not advertised with prices, but be assured none are cheap. A complete supercar collection is the goal of many Ferrari collectors, and the 288 is the rarest card in the pack. As long as the market is thriving, the 288 will be in demand, but finding five buyers looking for $2 millionplus 288s right now may be optimistic — even in today’s craziness. ♦ (Introductory descriptions courtesy of Bonhams.) Karissa Hosek ©2015, courtesy of RM

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English Profile 1955 Austin-Healey 100S Sports Racing Two Seater RWD 132 has the distinction of being one of a handful of customer cars to compete at the highest level by Paul Hardiman Details Year produced: 1955 Number produced: 55 (some say 50) Current SCM Valuation: $600,000– $900,000 Chassis # location: Plate riveted to scuttle Engine # location: On step at right front of block, above generator Distributor cap: $35 (£21.50 from DWR) Tune-up cost: $300 Club: Austin-Healey Club USA More: www.healey.org Alternatives: 1949–50 Jaguar XK 120 aluminum, 1956–63 AC Ace, 1953–56 Aston Martin DB3S SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: AHS3702 Registration number: RWD 132 D uring the 1950s, the most accessible, most appealing, and in many cases, the most successful club racing car available to any aspiring racing driver was one of the products of the Donald Healey Motor Company’s famous factory at The Cape, Warwick. This particularly appealing, and in period highly suc- cessful, Austin-Healey 100S is a shining example of the type. It has an outstanding record as one of the most successful 100S cars of its period, as it competed in no fewer than 49 races on almost all U.K. circuits — and claimed 30 podium places, including 14 outright wins. For 37 years it was part of the celebrated Norfolk connoisseur Arthur Carter’s wonderful Austin-Healey collection. As a genuine 100S, it is one of only 50 such Austin-Healeys ever produced during 1955. It raced and sprinted extensively from 1955 with first owner John Dalton and five subsequent others before Norman Tuckwell acquired the car in 1963, sprinting it to another class victory at Blackbushe aerodrome near Camberley on the Surrey/Hampshire border, and racing it at 750 Motor Club level at Castle Combe in Wiltshire. A long pause then ensued in the car’s yard-long competition record before Tuckwell sold the car to trader Robbie Gordon in 1965, from whom it was acquired in partnership by James Boothby and David Vine. It was from them in July that year that RWD 132 was acquired by enthusiast Arthur Carter of King’s Lynn, beginning his 37-year tenure that lasted until 2002. 52 After that it went through the hands of Jeremy Broad (Goodwood Revivals 2004 and 2005 with Guy Broad) and Frank Sytner before coming in 2007 to the vendor, who among other events ran it at Le Mans (2009/2012) and Goodwood (2012), plus a recent Mille Miglia retrospective. It’s never been bested by any other Austin-Healey at the Revival. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 11, sold for $1,057,123 at Bonhams’ New Bond Street London auction on November 30, 2014. Another one of those cars known universally by its number plate, this is one of the higher-profile 100Ss, having been raced and highly visible almost all its life. But let’s get this straight: In period, although a very versatile weapon, the 100S wasn’t a very different animal from a regular 100. The main difference is that classic combination of a bit less weight and a bit more power. They score on their lightness, which confers nimble handling and excellent braking, enabling the humble 2.7-liter pushrod “four” to punch above its weight. Briggs Cunningham had the first one. Now they have become venerated beasts — to the point that more than one Big Healey specialist is building replicas, based on the experience gained from restoring the real ones. What marks this car out is its history — although it’s not as famous as the most notorious 100S of all (see below). Very few 100S cars competed in World Sports Car Championship international races, and when they did, they were almost exclusively Works — factory team — entries. RWD 132 has the distinction of being one of a handful of customer cars to compete at the highest level, 1953 Austin-Healey 100S Prototype “Le Mans crash car” Lot 433, s/n SPL226B Condition 5 Sold at $1,323,915 Bonhams, Brooklands, U.K., 12/1/2011 SCM# 190045 1955 Austin-Healey 100S “The Green Car” Lot 331, s/n AHS3509 Condition 2- Sold at $1,147,136 Bonhams, Goodwood, U.K., 6/27/14 SCM# 244591 1955 Austin-Healey 100S Lot 58, s/n AHS3707 Condition 2Sold at $632,000 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/11/11 SCM# 176315 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams

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in this case the 1955 RAC Tourist Trophy at Dundrod, with owner John Dalton and Works driver Lance Macklin, who’s inextricably linked with the most famous 100S: NOJ 393. Decades of racing This car has raced almost all of its life and was last rebuilt in 2007. The color change — it started life with blue on top and cream sides — took place much earlier. It currently runs a Denis Welch engine and transmission, installed during that big rebuild in 2007. Welch, who sadly died in a Formula Junior accident this past sum- mer, was the biggest name in Healey racing. Although he had sold his company Denis Welch Racing to his son Jeremy several years ago, it remains the go-to outfit if you want your Healey to go fast. Jeremy Welch told me that one of his company’s engines produces “almost 200 bhp and a bit over 200 pounds of torque” on twin Weber 45s, which is rather an improvement on the four-banger’s original 132 horsepower, itself improved over the standard 2,660 cc, 90 bhp — thanks to more ambitious cam and fueling. As a result, this 100S is able to mix it with the slower C-type Jags, and in fact a video loop playing downstairs at the auction site showed this car doing just that at the Goodwood Revival. (Looped on the screen upstairs, where this car sat, was Winston Goodfellow extolling the virtues of the ex-Scuderia Filipinetti 275 GTB that Bonhams has lined up for Scottsdale). A spare engine and transmission, quite possibly the originals, came with the car. Also included in the lot — but not fitted — were single and double rollover bars for circuit racing and fast tours such as the Mille Miglia, and race seats. The official word is that the vendor was selling because he’s shifting his focus to endurance rallies such as the Peking-to-Paris Motor Challenge, which, ironically, the Healey would cope with very well, but there are cheaper, more comfortable ways to circumnavigate half the globe, such as a Fangio-style Chevy coupe, which is much more secure on those overnight stops. A privateer on the international stage Of the 55 (some say 50) 100S cars built, 38 are thought to still be with us. What makes this one special, as Bonhams kept reminding us, is that it’s the only privateer car to have taken part in international sportsracing competition. One of RWD’s sisters, EVV 106, universally known as “The Green Car” — also once in Arthur Carter’s collection — sold for a little more at Bonhams’ Goodwood sale in the summer. Location, location, location So why didn’t this one sell for more than The Green Car, which is of similar condition and offered with the same seat/roll bar options — but without the period international kudos? I’d say it was down to the location. Goodwood is a bigger sale, with far more publicity and footfall, whereas New Bond Street is a discreet little number just off Oxford Street, which is Britain’s busiest retail avenue and frankly a right pain to get to at the height of the pre-Christmas shopping frenzy. Okay, footfall isn’t all, as casual observers, even if they have to buy a catalog to get in to the viewing, are not the sort of people who will buy these cars. Many of these cars sell on the phone in any case. Perhaps it was just that The Green Car was rather more visible. And on this day on New Bond Street, RWD 132 was perhaps a little overshadowed by the imposing Porsche 908 “Flunder” sitting right alongside. Another, tragic 100S The most famous 100S of all, though, is NOJ 393, which has a long and storied life, beginning as a Special Test Car and first running at Le Mans in 1953 as a 100 before being made into the 100S prototype. NOJ 393 gained its notoriety when it was instrumental (however you slice it: for the record, I blame Mike Hawthorn) in the 1955 Le Mans crash that killed 83 people. That sold in basket-case condition for $1,323,915 on December 1, 2011, at Bonhams’ Brooklands sale — far more than our subject car here or the Green’un. Rising in value but still a bargain 100S values have climbed sharply — basically doubling in the past four years — but these simple four-bangers still represent a much cheaper way into 1950s sports car racing than either a Jaguar C-type ($4m–$5m) or a Maserati A6G or S ($2m). At the Freddie March Memorial Trophy race at Goodwood in September, our subject car was beaten only by a Chrysler V8-engined Cunningham and the post-war Lagonda V12, both with significantly larger engines. either way, this car is on the button and as fit as they come, demon- strably able to hold a C-type at bay. The vendor expressed his hope that it would continue to race, so let’s hope the new owner is similarly committed to keeping this old warhorse in the lifestyle to which it has always been accustomed. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) March 2015 53

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta The Mangusta is now selling at parity to the small-block Grifo, as I have long believed should be the case by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1967–71 Number produced: 401 Original list price: $11,500 Current SCM Valuation: $105,000– $250,000 Tune-up cost: $525 Distributor caps: $45 Chassis # location: Stamping on frame member near right rear corner of engine compartment, data tag in front compartment on bulkhead Engine # location: Intake side of block Club: Mangusta International More: www.mangustainternational.com Alternatives: 1969 Iso Grifo S1, 1969 Corvette 427, 1970 Monteverdi Hai 450SS, 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 8MA820 D esigned by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Ghia, the DeTomaso Mangusta was first introduced in 1967. Only 401 cars were manufactured until production ceased in 1971, with its successor being the well-known DeTomaso Pantera. Housing a 289-ci Ford V8, mated to a 5-speed ZF manual transmission, the Mangusta served out over 300 bhp. In standard trim, the specification included all-around disc brakes, four-wheel independent suspension and electric windows — a luxury for a supercar of its time. When opened to reveal the beautiful V8 engine, the unique design of the two clamshells gives the Mangusta an unforgettable silhouette that even a non-petrol-head would appreciate. We are proud to offer this exquisitely restored-to- original-specification Mangusta. This twin-headlight model is presented in red with a black leather interior, and is a left-hand-drive European car that was sold new to a Mr. Norman Dube of Nova Scotia, Canada. In April 2002, the car headed to the sunnier climes of California. Within a couple of months, it was decided that it would benefit from a full restoration, and historic racing specialists TSR Enterprises Inc. of Sonoma, CA, carried out a complete overhaul of the car. The history file contains extensive bills exceeding $70,000 that detail all work undertaken. A must-have feature on any car in California is air-conditioning, and this was fitted at the time of restoration. After a decade of enjoyment from the Mangusta, the second keeper sold the car in August 2012, to a British businessman who resided in Sai Kung, Hong Kong. It was he who imported the car back to the U.K. in June 2013 and registered the car HHY 59G. Our vendor pur- 54 chased the car earlier this year and sent it to well-known specialist Simon Furlonger for a full service and MoT, while also attending to a few minor niggles that were remedied easily enough. With the odometer now reading 34,796 miles, this car represents a masterpiece in design flair combined with brute engine power. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 319, sold for $281,782 (£180,000), including buyer’s pre- mium, at Silverstone Auctions’ NeC Motor Show sale in Birmingham, U.K., on November 16, 2014. The Mangusta is a fascinating car, beautiful in a very masculine way, powerful, rare and characterful. That it also has had a reputation for being slightly dangerous adds to its appeal, although as is often the case, conventional wisdom is not really accurate. It is a car that doesn’t suffer fools gladly, but as a collector car, it is rather unlikely to be driven today near or past its “fearsome” limits. Mangusta International, the central club dedicated to these cars, has declared that more than half have survived. Unlike its successor the Pantera, relatively few 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta Lot 40, s/n 8MA79830212 Condition 2 Sold at $52,800 Worldwide, Hilton Head Island, SC, 11/3/06 SCM# 43664 Sports Car Market 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta Lot 535, s/n 8MA656 Condition 2 Sold at $99,241 Bonhams, Goodwood Festival of Speed, U.K., 7/11/08 SCM# 117209 1969 DeTomaso Mangusta Lot 166, s/n 8MA890 Condition 2 Sold at $369,882 RM Auctions, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/10/14 SCM# 243926 Courtesy of Silverstone Auctions

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Mangustas have been modified, customized or updated, and originality is prized. Two variants There are two basic variations: the 289-ci vs. the 302-ci Ford V8 engine and four fixed vs. two pop-up headlights. The former is the european version, and the latter is the U.S. specification, although by now the original delivery locations have very little to do with where a car might be found. Generally, the 289/four-headlight cars are more desirable, but if someone were to offer me a two-headlight/302, I wouldn’t turn it down. As original glass and rubber parts are not available, and the deeply curved body panels demand careful and accurate repair work, the difference in value between a well-preserved original or freshly, expertly restored car and one that isn’t can be — and should be —substantial. On a steady rise since 2008 At the time I am writing this, RM Auctions have consigned to their February 4, 2015, sale in Paris, France, a 1969 four-headlight car. Formerly a part of Peter Kaus’ Rosso Bianco collection, it was said to retain its “original paint, upholstery and drivetrain” and was finished in an attractive light metallic blue. It carried a pre-sale estimate of $146k–$194k (€120k–€140k). On a major international listing website, a vendor based in Florida was advertising a “burn down Mangusta 1970, matching number, USA model” complete with “several body parts” for the needed restoration. Located in northern Italy, it carried an asking price of 120k euro, or $146k at $1.216=€1.00. Another project was on offer in France — a 1968 car at €140k ($170k). Finally, in the U.K., a London dealer was advertising a 1969 U.S.-delivery, two-California-owners-from-new example for £225k, or $349k. That’s an indication that the U.K. trade thinks the Mangusta is still undervalued — despite the tripling of prices in the past five years. Tracking values According to SCM’s Platinum Auction Database, the last four auc- tion sales of Mangustas have been as follows: In December 2014, Bonhams sold a 1970 two-headlight car with an older restoration for $195,252 at their Oxford, U.K., sale. In July 2014, a refurbished four-headlight 1969 sold for $214,500 at the RM/Auctions America sale in Burbank, CA. In May 2014, a 1969 freshly prepared four-headlight model sold at $369,882 at RM Auctions Monaco. In December 2013, an original, concours-winning four-headlight 1970 brought $332,808 at Bonhams’ London sale. In my profile of a Mangusta published in the December 2012 SCM (etceterini Profile, p. 42), I observed a dramatic rise in Mangusta values — and a discernible chasm in prices in the U.K. and in the U.S. I also commented on what it cost to buy a Mangusta versus an Iso Grifo. I also compared prevailing values from a Mangusta profile I wrote for the October 2008 SCM (etceterini Profile, p. 38). In 2008, my profile subject, a 1969 Mangusta, sold for $99,241 at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. At the time, a small-block Grifo would have brought just under $200k. By the time of the 2012 article, the Grifo had come down a bit to around $175k. The Mangusta then written about was a then-market-high $209k. Now on par with the Iso Grifo In my opinion, the Grifo is a more-refined vehicle, with better de- tails and finish, but the Mangusta could nevertheless be considered a reasonable alternative to a Grifo as a powerful, attractive, ItalianAmerican hybrid GT. I wrote in 2008 that the DeTomaso should not keep selling at such a steep discount to the Iso, and so it seemed the gap had closed. But at the same time, a well-regarded U.S. dealer had just sold a good example of a ’69 Mangusta for half that money. While U.S. sales have historically been less-than-top-condition cars sold in a range far lower than the U.K. sales, the result of the RM/Auctions America July 2014 sale in Burbank is evidence that the Atlantic Ocean differential seems to be lessening significantly. The Mangusta is also selling at parity to the small-block Grifo, as I have long believed should be the case. If you fit comfortably inside — and not everyone does — the Mangusta can be an interesting and offbeat choice. The long overlooked “non-purebreds” have finally found their day. That a relatively minor player in the major auction scene achieved this sale backs my opinion that this is the new “market-correct.” ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Silverstone Auctions.) Four most recent Mangusta sales (according to SCM’s Platinum Auction Database) 1970 Mangusta, sold for $195,252 by Bonhams in December 2014 March 2015 1969 Mangusta, sold for $214,500 by RM/Auctions America in July 2014 1969 Mangusta, sold for $369,882 by RM in May 2014 1970 Mangusta, sold for $332,808 by Bonhams in December 2013 55

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German Profile Column Author 1971 Volkswagen Double Cab Pickup 1971 was the final year for both single- and double-cab VW pickups in the United States by B. Mitchell Carlson Details Years produced: 1968–79 Number produced: 277,503 (global production for all 1971 Type 2s); 16,373 (est. double-cab production of 5.9%) Original list price: $3,165 Current SCM Valuation: $25,000–$35,000 Tune-up cost: $150 Distributor cap: $10 Chassis # location: Stamped on the engine bay bulkhead, tamper-proof decal on the driver’s door jamb Engine # location: Stamped on crankcase generator support boss Club: Vintage Volkswagen Club Website: www.vvwca.com Alternatives: 1961–64 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside/Loadside, 1961–67 Ford Falcon Econoline pickup, 1964–67 Dodge A-100 pickup SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: Xyxyxyxxyxyxyx • Rare VW Type 2 265 Double Cab Pickup • 1,600-cc motor • 4-speed transmission • Power front disc brakes • Very few miles since restoration • New interior • Two-owner California black-plate car • Maintenance records • Extra keys SCM Analysis This pickup, Lot F199.1, sold for $34,560, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum Auctions’ Chicago sale on October 10, 2014. Although a pickup truck version of the Volkswagen Type 2 Transporter was first available from the factory in 1952, that was a traditional style with a single bench seat, and enthusiasts now call it a Single Cab. The Double Cab (a version with two rows of seating that would be called a Crew Cab if it were made by the Big Three in Detroit) was available as a post-VW conversion option. While the Double Cab was not a runaway success, it did well enough that VW elected to build them in-house starting in 1959 — and the model stayed in production for three decades. Dropping three sides Only International Harvester offered a factory-built optional crew cab/double cab pickup earlier — in 1957. 56 Also of note is that these cabs from both International Harvester and VW were three doors (two up front, one on the curb side for the rear passengers). While the Cornbinder became a four-door double cab in 1961, VW stayed with three doors for their entire production run. Although drop-down cargo box sides were common on European light-duty trucks — even before World War II — the VW’s drop-down sides were new to the American market. Drop-down sides are more practical for a rear-engine pickup, and the VW version worked better than the 1961–64 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside. The VW could be operated with all three sides folded down as a flatbed (bearing in mind that the rear panel would cover the taillights). A new personality The Volkswagen Type 2 Transporters were completely revised for the first time in 1968. The second generation modifications weren’t as drastic as seen in later generations, but they were the most defining in the eyes of Volkswagen fans. The truck was still boxy, but the styling was more restrained, with flatter body panels. The single-body character line fully encircled the slightly larger body at the base of the roofline. The front panel was less curved, with a large rectangular step over the first generation’s deeply defined Veed front. There was more glass, and a modern, single-piece 1966 Volkswagen Double Cab Pickup Lot F413, s/n 266112936 Condition 2 Not sold at $25,000 Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/20/13 SCM# 214952 1974 Volkswagen Double Cab Pickup Lot 153, s/n 2642074158 Condition 3Sold at $17,160 Dan Kruse Classics, Austin, TX, 9/28/13 SCM# 227994 1962 Volkswagen Double Cab Pickup Lot 209, s/n 927177 Condition 2+ Sold at $44,000 RM Auctions, John Staluppi Collection, North Palm Beach, FL, 12/1/12 SCM# 214289 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

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curved windshield replaced the flat dual panes. This feature also spawned the popular “Bay Window” nickname for the second-gen transporters. The new Type 2 also featured an all-new side cargo door. A large, single sliding door replaced the previous dual doors. Another fundamental change was in nomenclature. The name “Microbus” was no longer used for the passenger van, which was now officially called the “Station Wagon” (fake DiNoc wood paneling was never a factory option). All other body style configurations — including both single- and double-cab pickups — were carried over into the second generation. Overall, the second wave of VW Transporters was more conservative than the original. And being conservative was not at all what most enthusiasts were into. Yet the Bay Window series also saw increases in sales, confirming that the 17-year-old Transporter series was due for a change. The second-generation Transporter sold well enough that it remained in production in Germany until 1979. It finally went out of production in Brazil on December 31, 2013 — as the last rear-engine VW. The end of an era — in the U.S. Our subject 1971 Double Cab example is from the only year for the dual-port 1,600-cc engine, and it was the last year of the original smaller taillights. 1971 also brought power front-disc brakes to the VW Transporter lineup. Yet 1971 was the final year for both single- and double-cab VW pick- ups in the United States. Tariffs put a big dent in U.S. sales, and many VW dealers kept unsold double- and single-cabs as service and errand trucks. However, both types of pickups continued in production in Germany. Second-generation production ended in Germany during 1979. Thirdgeneration double- and single-cabs were made in Germany during from 1980 to 1991. Post-1971 single- and double-cabs now in the U.S. have been im- ported from Canada or Mexico, or they could be Gray Market imports from Europe. All of these later pickups may have caveats regarding titling depending upon a specific state. As such, our subject 1971 VW Double Cab represents the last year of no-worries titling in at least 49 states. That in itself is one reason for the strong price paid in Chicago. Second-gen values rising Our subject pickup also has a newer, competent restoration back to pure-stock condition. Bone-stock pickups of all flavors and vintages are seeing strong increases in sale prices these days, so it’s no surprise that our example sold well. While second-generation VW Transporters will never equal the value of the original generation of hippie vans, the 1968–79 models are moving up. I have recently seen increased prices on excellent examples of sec- ond-gen Transporters. This is happening even as first-gen Transporters are riding a downward correction from the stupid-money days of the past couple years. I won’t go so far as to say that the second-gen Transporters are finally getting their day in the sun. I suspect that it’s because some cars and trucks from the 1970s are now accepted as collectible instead of cheap used cars from a dysfunctional automotive era — the Bay Window Transporter definitely fitting the bill. In addition, the second-gen VW Transporters have proved true to their original predecessors, and now even the fans of first-generation Type 2 Transporters can accept Bay Windows as real, air-cooled Volkswagens. It used to be that 1970s VW Beetles got the cold shoulder from the small-window and split-window enthusiasts (I’ve been there, done that, with a 1974 Super Beetle in 1988). Now, all air-cooled Beetle fans are generally amiable. While they’re still not one big, happy family, at least they can all get along with each other. The same applied to the first two generations of Type 2s. At first glance, our subject Double Cab Pickup looks well sold. However, when you consider all the factors, this sale is market-correct. In fact, this sale has the potential to make the buyer glad it was bought now rather than later. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Mecum Auctions.) March 2015 57

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American Profile 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III Convertible The very excesses that made it quirky in era make it desirable today by Carl Bomstead Details Year produced: 1958 Number produced: 3,048 Original list price: $6,223 Current SCM Valuation: $51,000–$84,000 Tune-up cost: $300 Chassis # location: Plate on driver’s door hinge pillar Engine # location: Machined boss on driver’s corner of block Club: Lincoln Continental Owners Club Website: www.lcoc.org Alternatives: 1958 Cadillac Sixty Special, 1959 Continental Mark IV convertible, 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille convertible SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: H8YG404118 T he 1958–60 Lincolns and Lincoln Continentals were the most massive American passenger cars produced since World War II, as they were built on a 131-inch wheelbase and had an overall length of 229 inches. The Mark III convertible tips the scales at an impressive 4,928 pounds, and only 3,048 were produced. This stunning Mark III Continental received a nut- and-bolt restoration about a dozen years ago and has been driven very little since. The Matador Red paint is complemented by a red, white, and black pleated-leather interior, which is in very good condition. The chrome is very good, and the car is equipped with power steering, power brakes, power windows, a power seat, windshield washers, a remote door mirror, a Town and Country signal-seeking radio with a power antenna, a heater and a power top. When retracted, the top is covered by a three-piece fiberglass parade boot in the body color. The engine compartment is carefully and correctly detailed. It has yellow valve covers and air cleaner and appropriate hardware all around. The restorers have carefully replicated the inspection stamps for each stage of assembly. The undercarriage is all painted black and very clean, while the luggage compartment is finished with the correct pattern of vinyl material. The tires are B.F. Goodrich Silvertown 9.50-14 medium-width whitewalls. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 136, sold for $88,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Auctions’ Sam Pack sale in Farmers Branch, TX, on November 15, 2014. Many collectible cars are rare, but not all rare cars are collectible. If a car was not well received in the era and died due to a lack of interest, it most likely won’t be well received in today’s collector market. The 1958 Lincoln Continental is an exception to that statement, as the very excesses that made it quirky in era make it desirable today. 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III convertible Lot 207, s/n H8YG421991 Condition 2+ Sold at $57,750 McCormick’s, Palm Springs, CA, 2/24/12 SCM# 196979 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III convertible Lot 216, s/n H8YG404118 Condition 1Sold at $64,900 RM Auctions Charlie Thomas Sale, Dallas, TX, 10/20/12 SCM# 213855 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Lot 85, s/n 58E026024 Condition 2 Sold at $115,000 Worldwide Auctioneers, Montgomery, TX, 5/3/14 SCM# 243607 58 Sports Car Market Teddy Pieper ©2014, courtesy of RM Auctions

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The 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III is a car that the Ford Motor Company would like to forget. In fact, they did forget it, as the Mark series was banished to the archives until 1968, when it was revived as the new Mark III Continental. Larger and longer than any other Edsel Ford, as the head of Lincoln, was responsible for the creation of the Lincoln Continental. Later, after edsel Ford’s death in 1943, Lincoln created the famed Mark II cars. They were the “halo” cars that garnered publicity and brought prospective buyers into the showroom. The Mark II, introduced in the fall of 1955, was an elegant, high-quality automobile that created the desired initial excitement, but with sales of only 447 in 1957, it was not continued. However, due to Lincoln’s desire to capitalize on the name, it was attached to the 1958 Lincoln — which was nothing more than a styling variation of the Premiere. The 1958 Lincoln was larger and longer than any American pro- duction car ever built. It was on a massive 131-inch wheelbase with an overall length of just over 19 feet. It had a unitized body, but the engineers at the time had yet to discover that unitized construction was inefficient on a vehicle of that size. As a result, additional steel was added to reinforce the frame, which, of course, added to the massive weight. It did allow for a lower profile, but that was at the expense of interior head and leg room. These cars are best remembered, however, for their styling excesses. They were often referred to as the “Pagoda” because of all the mixed elements. The front end looked as though it had been borrowed from Cadillac and the rear from Chrysler. The canted headlamps and rear reversed glass — even on the convertible — were not popular. Adding to the woes was gas mileage that was less than 10 mpg, so these behemoths could not stray too far from service stations. Quality was also an issue, as 75% of the owners had complaints. In addition, an economic recession was now in full force. The Lincoln Continental Mark III was caught in the middle of a perfect storm. A $24,000 jump in two years While on assignment for SCM, I watched this very Lincoln Continental sell at the RM Auctions’ Charlie Thomas Collection sale for $64,900 on October 20, 2012. I thought it was a fair price, considering the quality of the restoration. This same car, offered just two years later at the Sam Pack sale, sold for an additional $24,000. What gives? First, we have to look at where this well-restored Continental sold. Everything is bigger in Texas, and having spent seven years in the Lone Star state, I can attest to the fact that big hair, big ranches and big cars are a way of life. And what car is bigger than this massive Lincoln Continental? While it might not play in downtown New York, it is certainly right at home in the wide open spaces of Texas. While this over-the-top car was panned in 1958, it is those very outrageous features that make it desirable — in a campy sort of way — today. The price paid pushes the envelope, but not to the point of being silly money. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) March 2015 59

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American Profile The Cumberford Perspective Bigger and — surprise! — better By Robert Cumberford I 1 t’s a gigantic parade Continental and party barge to us today, but this actually represents some adventurous engineering, as the entire 1958 Lincoln range used Ford’s first completely unitized body. Yes, the 1935 Zephyr was semi-unitized, but this was a more ambitious project, imperfectly achieved, but not bad for a first effort. 3 2 Add in that this “forgotten” Continental Mark III (effaced so Lee Iacocca could re-use the designation for his Thunderbirdbased 1969 “personal luxury” coupe) is the biggest convertible made in the past 75 years, and it’s impressive that it worked as well as it did. Having said that in its favor, the car is still a hulking beast 4 5 6 with little visual charm (a polite euphemism to avoid “ugly”) and a dreadful package. As I recall those cars, they were bigger than anything else, but they had no more room inside. The 7.05-liter V8 could move the tonnage quite well, and had it been more reliable perhaps owners’ comments would have been more favorable, but Lincoln trailed both Cadillac and Imperial in owner satisfaction. Lincoln’s precarious state today largely stems from a long series of aesthetically questionable designs, of which this is perhaps the nadir. Its immediate successor, the 1961 model, which was smaller, and with still more advanced body engineering that allowed a unitized 4-door convertible, was probably the pinnacle. ♦ FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 Massive chrome bumpers are hallmarks of a long-gone era. This, with the X-ed ends, is a particularly unattractive version. 2 The tilted off-vertical headlamp pairs look all right, but the cowl at the top is a splendid aerodynamic braking device, slowing the car and increasing fuel flow at any speed. 3 This excrescence appended to the fender side extended body width and called attention to the infelicitous squared-off wheel opening. 4 The windshield is hand- somely executed, but is placed very far forward on the body mass. 5 The solid tonneau cover was a nice element, enhancing the subtle kick-up of the rear fender just behind the door. 6 The entire rear was out- lined in chrome, elegantly thin in this view. 9 8 REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 Inelegantly, overwhelm- ingly complicated and shiny when seen directly, a Victorian urn with little red lights was inserted in the false grille-work. 8 The fender peaks are fins, but very subdued fins with a nearly straight profile to enhance the impression of length — hardly needed since the car was immensely long. 9 Rolling the surface outward from just behind 10 11 the headlamp to the base of the fin gave a long, soft highlight that widened toward the rear. 10 The rear edge of the door is almost exactly in the middle of the body mass, with a vast sheet of painted surface behind it. 11 Vent windows were useful in providing a track for side glass, but they also added visual substance to the A-pillar without blocking vision too much. 12 The entire body profile is framed in chrome, the perimeter broken only by the wheel cuts. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) It seems incredible that we once tolerated seats as basic as this contour-free bench in our cars. There was nothing to keep you in place in a quick maneuver, as it is just a simulated living-room sofa. But we’d appreciate the space given by the instrument panel being close to the windshield base, and the simplicity of the instrument cluster. 7 12 60 Sports Car Market

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Race Car Profile 1934 Talbot AV105 “Alpine Racer” This was an extremely significant racing car of its time, and it remains a very enjoyable car by Thor Thorson Details Years built: 1931–35 Number produced: Road cars, 330; team cars, three Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: $1,700,000– $2,200,000 Chassis # location: Plate riveted to firewall Engine # location: Stamped on flange at front of the block Club: Talbot Owners Club More: www.talbotownersclub.co.uk Alternatives: 1934–35 Lagonda 4.5-liter M45, 1931–34 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300, 1931–35 Bugatti Type 55 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1936 Lagonda LG45 Rapide Lot 325, s/n 12171R Condition 2 Chassis number: 38706 engine number: 110BG34 S imply the best. No other phrase better sums up BGH 23. In its day, this was the outstanding British sports touring car. Georges Roesch’s long line of “Invincible Talbots” needs little introduction to the discerning car connoisseur, and only a combination of poor luck and poor timing meant they never achieved the big-race overall victory which would have made the Talbots from Barlby Road, London, W10, much more widely appreciated. Talbot competed so widely within their period that BGH 23, as offered here, is eligible for all of the great historic rallies and major-circuit events, such as the Mille Miglia Retrospective, the Le Mans Classic, the Endurance Rally Association’s Alpine Tour and Flying Scotsman, and of course the Goodwood Revival Meeting — in all of which Talbots in recent years, as in period, have proved extremely capable and competitive. This imposing car is the ultimate Talbot development of the company’s Swiss-born chief engineer, Georges Roesch, and of all the Works and Works-supported team sports cars that he conceived and developed to perfection, BGH 23 is the only one which raced with the much more potent 3.3-liter 110 6-cylinder engine fitted by the factory in period. Therefore, BGH 23 can be described as being the 62 ultimate expression of the big, four-seat, British sportsracing car. The car is from a sporting tradition founded in British Racing Green by Bentley and carried on — in varying liveries — by both Lagonda and, quite hyperactively, by Talbot. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 19, sold for $2,164,630 at Bonhams’ Bond Street auction in London, england, on November 30, 2014. Talbot may well be the Rodney Dangerfield of British performance cars. It’s not so much a matter of respect; it’s that few people really know anything about them. If they do, they tend to think of Talbot-Lago, the French marque that picked up the flag when British Talbot failed. It’s a bit of a pity, because for a short, difficult period during the mid-1930s, Talbot was a serious contender for the production supercar of its time. The relative obscurity that history bestowed on Talbot has not diminished the qualities of the machines themselves, but it has limited the market’s awareness of them, which in turn presents the astute collector with opportunities. Let’s follow this. A race history Talbot was formed in 1903 to sell French-built cars in the U.K. It quickly evolved into designing and building its own cars, hiring a Swiss-born engineer named Georges Roesch to be their chief technical guy in 1916. Roesch Sports Car Market Sold at $929,213 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 7/12/13 SCM# 226952 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Lot 206, s/n 2211065 Condition 2- Sold at $4,196,927 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 6/29/12 SCM# 208027 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Lot 130, s/n 55206 Condition 2+ Not sold at $4,500,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/12 SCM# 209487 Courtesy of Bonhams

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proved to be an excellent, forward-looking engineer who was particularly interested in designing engines that were more efficient by increasing the safe rpm that could be used (3,000 rpm was a lot for a late-1920s Mercedes or Bentley, so there was plenty of room for improvement). The resulting Talbot engine attracted the interest of a British firm, Fox & Nicholls, which wanted a car to go racing. They approached Roesch about modifying an existing car to be a better racer, and the development process was on. The 2.3-liter Talbot 90 proved to be very competitive with Bentley and Mercedes in multiple venues, taking 3rd and 4th overall in the 1930 Le Mans race. For the 1931 season, the Talbot 105 was introduced, with the engine enlarged to 3 liters — and equipped with a seven-main bearing crankshaft and chromed camshaft lobes to allow much higher engine speeds. The 105 was immediately successful, placing 3rd at Le Mans in 1931 and doing very well at Brooklands, the main British venue. The road version did at least as well, selling over 330 examples over a number of years and allowing Talbot to be profitable during the very difficult Great Depression. Mike Couper and his gang It’s time to introduce Mike Couper, a high-end auto- mobile dealer and very competitive racer. Bentley lore is filled with stories of the “Bentley Boys” who built the racing legend of Bentley. Mike Couper led a similar group of Talbot enthusiasts who accomplished for Talbot in the 1930s what the Bentley Boys did for Bentley in the late 1920s: win impressively. During the mid-1930s, probably the most demanding open-road test of machinery in the world was an event called the Alpine Trial, a six-day, 3,600-mile timed rally through central Europe that included racing over virtually every serious pass in the Alps — along with flat-out Autostrada runs and pothole-filled roads in Yugoslavia. Couper and his friends had done well as privateers driving his Talbot AW90 in 1933, so it seemed like a good idea to approach the factory about a team effort in 1934. Three special AV105 cars Although money was tight, a Talbot distributor was persuaded to fund the effort, and the factory happily agreed to build three very special (although still technically production specification) AV105 cars for the purpose. In August the three cars were driven to Nice, Italy, for the start. Couper drove our subject car, BGH 23. The team ended up sharing the victory in Class II with Adler, with not so much as a spark plug changed or a tappet adjusted on any of the three cars. They were immediately driven back from Munich to London, where the cars went their separate ways. Couper got Talbot’s permission to race BGH 23 at Brooklands over the next four years (this was still a factory demonstrator, technically, and was needed in street trim during the week for its day job) with consistent and very impressive results. During the 1935 One-Hour High Speed Trial, he set a fastest lap of 103 mph and went 99.6 miles in the allocated hour, almost becoming the first 100-mph sports car in Brooklands history. Upgraded and changed in period Georges Roesch and Talbot management happily did what they could to keep things going well, and they continually upgraded BGH 23 to the newest specifications. In the spring of 1936, Roesch improved the block-casting process to allow the engines to be bored out to 3.3 liters, which dramatically improved the horsepower output, and the Talbot model AV110 was born. BGH 23 immediately got a special version of the new engine, which it retains to the present. The car remained a factory demonstrator and had to be instantly convertible to cat- alog-specification road trim for the purpose, but by 1937 it was lapping the Brooklands outer circuit at over 130 mph on the weekends. Within the constraints of being a production road car, there was simply nothing faster than BGH 23. Decades in the wilderness In the late fall of 1938, Talbot finally collapsed, and Mike Couper bought BGH 23 for himself. Over the next 36 years it suffered many of the depredations that old racing cars — even famous ones — endure. It was rebodied, with the original body mounted on a Bentley. The car saw extensive use without much maintenance, but it did retain all of its original components. In 1974, it got its original body back and was restored to 1938 specifications, and has been enthusiastically kept to the present. Rare, fun and eligible The collector market for sporting pre-war cars, particularly those from the 1930s, continues to be very strong. This is understandable for a number of reasons: They are much easier to drive than the earlier cars, not to mention both faster and much safer at speed than their predecessors, but they are still easy to keep and maintain. There are plenty of high-status and tremendously fun events available to anyone who owns one and wants to play, and there is an exclusivity to them that adds value. The 1930s were a terrible time for auto manufacturers in general and particularly for the carriage-trade sporting ones, with the result that few were built and fewer remain. In looking for comparable cars, Alfa Romeo’s 6C and 8C models come to mind, along with various Bugattis. There were few english options: Lagonda and a few Aston Martins were the only truly sporting cars available; Bentley had become a rebadged Rolls-Royce. In terms of market value, this is an expensive group of cars to buy, and even if the appreciation for the Talbot marque is well below Alfas or Bugattis, its importance and value are very real. This was an extremely significant racing car of its time, and it remains a very enjoyable car as well. It sold for half to one-third of what a comparable Alfa or Bugatti would bring, and it will easily run against or show with any of them. I would say well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) March 2015 63

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Market Reports Overview Wrapping Things Up 2014 finishes with healthy numbers Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1969 Porsche 908-02 Langheck “Flunder” racer, $3,430,352— Bonhams, p. 74 2. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB longnose alloy coupe, $2,859,019— Bonhams, p. 74 3. 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO coupe, $2,375,584—Bonhams, p. 76 4. 1934 Talbot AV105 Alpine racer, $2,164,630—Bonhams, p. 70 5. 1956 Austin-Healey 100S roadster, $1,057,123—Bonhams, p. 72 6. 1963 Aston Martin DB4GT replica coupe, $1,057,123— Bonhams, p. 72 7. 1989 Ferrari F40 coupe, $872,022—Bonhams, p. 104 8. 1988 Porsche 959 “Komfort” coupe, $793,431—Bonhams, p. 74 9. 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre tourer, $740,692—Bonhams, p. 70 10. 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Competition conversion coupe, $705,533—Bonhams, p. 76 The 1974 Volkswagen Thing Acapulco at Mecum Kansas City was concours-shiny and beach-car cute By Tony Piff K eith McCormick’s 57th Palm Springs Collector Car Auction in late November set an all-time record for the long-running sale. Of 589 consignments, 428 cars sold, for $7.7m in total sales. A 2005 Mercedes- Benz SLR McLaren secured the high-sale spot at $153k. Bonhams grew total sales at their second Zoute sale by an impressive 50%. Twenty-eight of 35 cars sold, for a final total of $4.8m. A 1989 Ferrari F40 sold for $872k and was the most expensive sale of the day. Bonhams’ third Oxford auction of the year saw 50 of 63 cars change hands for $3.7m overall. That’s up from $2.6m last year. Top honors went to a 1970 DeTomaso Mangusta, sold at $195k. Sales declined from $28m in 2013 to $20m at Bonhams’ New Bond Street Sale in London, with 25 of 30 cars selling successfully. The catalog cover car — a 1969 Porsche 908-02 Langheck “Flunder” — found a willing buyer and top-money status at $3.4m. Mecum Kansas City saw sales decline as well. Of 577 consignments, 383 cars sold, totaling $8.2m, compared with $11.5m a year ago. The biggest sale here was a 2005 Ford GT. It sold for $313k. Tony’s Market Moment: A blue-and-white 1974 Best Buys 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre tourer, $740,692—Bonhams, p. 70 66 Volkswagen Thing Acapulco at Mecum KC was concoursshiny and beach-car cute, but with oversized tires and raised suspension, plus dual Webers on the bored-out engine. Perhaps it’s because I wasn’t alive in 1974, but I cannot fathom who the original target audience was for these, and I can’t imagine that the cars don’t look 10 times more ridiculous today. Price paid for the custom Mecum rig? Thirty-one Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue H&H Duxford, U.K. October 8 Knokke-Heist, BEL October 10 Palm Spring, CA November 21–23 Dan Kruse Classics Houston, TX November 28–29 Bonhams London, U.K. November 30 Kansas City, MO December 4–6 Mecum Oxford, U.K. December 7 December 12–13 Bonhams Austin, TX $0 $5m $10m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts thousand dollars. But maybe the Thing buyer saw a Fiat Jolly sell at auction for $100k and felt just as skeptical as I did. Compared with the Jolly, his frisky cruiser, which can drive on the highway and across the golf course, does looks like a lot of car — and a lot of fun — for the money. ♦ Mecum $3.7m $14.7m $15m $20m $8.3m $1.5m $20.1m McCormick’s Bonhams $2.5m $4.8m $7.7m 1954 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT coupe, $135,227—Bonhams, p. 100 1979 Porsche 911SC Targa, $36,488—McCormicks, p. 108 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50-hp Silver Ghost tourer, $477,000— Bonhams, p. 70 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza convertible, $10,260—Mecum, p. 86 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams London, U.K. Bonhams — The Bond Street Sale A 1963 Aston Martin DB4 modified to GT specification — including lopping five inches out of the wheelbase — fetched just over $1m Company Bonhams Date November 30, 2014 Location London, U.K. Auctioneer Robert Brooks Automotive lots sold/offered 25/30 Sales rate 83% Sales total $20,055,434 High sale 1969 Porsche 908-02 Langheck “Flunder,” sold at $3,430,352 Converted to GT spec by RS Williams and Bodylines, this 1963 Aston Martin DB4GT replica coupe sold at $1,057,123 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics expensive address on the British Monopoly board, remember.) The focus appears to be shifting toward smaller numbers of highpaying consignments and away from the “pile ’em high” approach of more affordable cars at regional sales. Harrogate is no more, Oxford has been slimmed down to one date for 2015, and the future of Hendon isn’t certain, but it looks as though the institution that is Beaulieu has survived. That’s just as well, because the New Bond Street offices can only accommodate about 35 cars, on two levels, with anything outsize being consigned to Haunch of Venison Yard just out the back door. Last year it was the Ecurie Ecosse transporter. This time it was a plane — the Miles Magister M14A trainer, released from the Scottish Strathallan Collection. The RAF and Fleet Air Arm used the trainer during World War II to prepare Hurricane and Spitfire pilots. It sold for $72k. Of the small catalog, two of the lots were motorcy- B cles, and Bonhams never runs a Lot 13, so that makes 27 cars in all. Star was the 1969 Porsche 908-02 “Flunder” sports-racer that basically kept Porsche’s head above water in long-distance racing while the 917 came good. This car, 3rd overall and 3-liter prototype winner at Le 68 onhams is settling nicely into the Art Deco splendor of its recently refurbished London base at New Bond Street. (Mayfair is the most Buyer’s premium 15% on up to $78,480; 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.64) Mans in 1970, looked imposing in its Martini livery as it ran to $3.4m. It has appeared at the Goodwood Festival of Speed a couple of times, so hopefully we will see it in action again. The aluminum-bodied Ferrari 275 GTB from the Maranello Rosso Collection did well to reach $2.8m, as, while pleasingly original, it’s been out of action for a while and needs recommissioning at least. From the same era, an Aston Martin DB4 modified to GT specification — including lopping five inches out of the wheelbase — fetched just over $1m, or a bit less than half the price of the real thing. You maybe wouldn’t do it now… Eighties cars went well here: a 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort coupe once London, U.K. used for commuting between Sweden and Italy went above estimate at $793k, and a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO sold in the room for $2.4m. A simple pushrod 4-cylinder Brit sportster topping a million dollars looks like big news, but the AustinHealey 100S could not quite match the price achieved for one of its 54 sisters over the summer at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of speed sale. (See the profile on p. 52.) In a poignant moment, the 1934 Talbot Alpine Cup winner, one of 11 AV105 cars hand-built for competition, sold on the phone of Bonhams’ John Polson for a world-record $2.2m. Polson’s father, Ian, is one of the world’s authorities on Roesch Talbots and had been closely linked with this Alpine winner for some years. (See the profile on p. 62.) So, only 25 lots found new homes, but that still represented an 83% sell-though, and they were (nearly) all high earners. ♦ Sales Totals $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2014 2013

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Bonhams London, U.K. ENGLISH BEST BUY #21-1912 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP Silver Ghost tourer. S/N 2142. Eng. # 44A. Blue/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Colonial-chassis Ghost originally bodied by Maythorn. Motor, gearbox and chassis spent some time in a boat, all reunited as a bitsa with new body in 1990s. High-compression pistons and high-ratio rear axle fitted. Now on straight-sided tires. Magnificent order all around, with hood and tonneau as-new, plus Auster screen. Leather just settling in TOP 10 No. 4 #19-1934 TALBOT AV105 Alpine racer. S/N 38706. Eng. # 110BG34. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 59,787 miles. The best-known Talbot of them all (and another car known primarily by its registration number). Important competition history, including winning the Alpine Cup before racing at Brook lands and extensively in historics to date. Presented in very good order with original body refitted in 1970s and including alternative streamlined front shroud and cowl. Column-shifted pre-selector gearbox, downdraft SUs fitted in 1964 by long- Beaulieu auction in September of 2012 (SCM # 213391). Used for several trips to Goodwood since. “Buy of the sale,” said Robert Brooks as he hammered it for £21k, a little under the lower estimate. The last Austin 12 taxi sold by Bonhams, a 1935 LL, fetched $104k at the Banfield Collection sale in June of 2014. #25-1951 JAGUAR XK 120 coupe. S/N 679132. Eng. # W39738. Green/green leather. Odo: 34,683 miles. Well-known car improved by Nigel Dawes before upgunning XKs became fashionable. Excellent order, okay-ish door fit, shiny paint, lightly worn leather, usual rally bits such as louvered hood, big brakes, huge Monza fuel cap, D-type speedo, Halda nicely. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $477,000. In Australia from new until 2000. I drove it in 2013 when it was for sale at the same specialist where it was pictured in the catalog, asking £550k (about $920k then). Although the vendor had lowered his sights somewhat after a year, Brooks had to work this hard, reducing the opening ask from £210k ($330k) to £150k ($235k) to get the ball rolling, and dropping the hammer at just £270k, observing rather wryly that it “has to be the buy not of the sale but of the year.” Sure was. But it was right in front of the much-anticipated RS2.7. TOP 10 No. 9 BEST BUY #4-1929 BENTLEY 4½ LITRE tourer. S/N HB3407. Eng. # HB3406. Green/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 65,063 miles. Originally a Weymann saloon by Maythorn, this VdP-style body (probably) fitted between 1936 and 1946, but all major numbered parts are original to car. Nice nickel on radiator shell, big stainless exhaust, nicely distressed term owner and Roesch-Talbot authority Anthony Blight. Now with discreet flashing indicators. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $2,164,630. Slowed a little as it passed the million-pound mark (“It shouldn’t be a barrier, sir...”) and trickled along in £10k increments between a bidder in the room and another on the phone in France with Bonhams’ John Polson, son of Talbot specialist Ian Polson, who refitted the original body. “It’ll still be going tomorrow,” remarked Robert Brooks, before finally selling it just a couple of thousand over the top estimate. As this was something of a Polson family heirloom, it was an emotional moment behind the sales podium. (See profile, p. 62.) #12-1938 AUSTIN 12/4 Flashlot taxi lan- daulet. S/N 82431L. Blue & black/black leather. RHD. In very good restored order, still with working taxi meter. Some small bubbles in paint, lightly creased leather in front, distressed leather in rear. Vinyl top in good order, good set of trunks in front luggage compartment. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,906. Went to Canada after its working life in London. From 2002 in the Exmoor Classic Car Museum in Speedpilot and add-on indicators. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $327,575. Last sold at Bonhams’ December 2003 sale for $97k (SCM# 31798). This time it sold on the phone $55k over the high estimate. It’s twice the price of a good stock 120 coupe, but as ever, probably couldn’t be repeated for the money. #10-1953 BENTLEY R-TYPE Continen- tal coupe. S/N BC8C. Silver/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 77,625 miles. Straight, excellent paint and chrome, retrimmed 2012, perfect veneers. Now with alternator, electronic ignition and better valve-guide oil seals, plus extra brake lights and taillights. Original service leather, but not so sure about the veneered dash on a 4½. Old photos show it with the registration number GC3547, but it wears GE3547. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $740,692. Sold in the room after Brooks had hung it out for as long as decently possible. Sold way under the estimate, where 4½s were about four years ago, so call it a very good buy. 70 book and owner’s manual. Has previously been “NYF 7.” Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $1,265,625. Has been in Paris, bought by this vendor in June of 2014 but not sold here today. Slightly ambitiously priced, as they’ve only really just breached the million-buck barrier, and this was asking $400k more than that. #29-1954 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Porlock, Somerset, which bought it from collector David Brock-Jest; bought upon dispersal by the vendor for $30,445 at Bonhams’ coupe. S/N LML631. Eng. # VB6E501366. Metallic blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 63,777 miles. Three-door “hatchback” body style. Sports Car Market

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Glovebox Notes Bonhams London, U.K. A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. 2014 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium sedan Recently and beautifully restored with unusually consistent panel gaps, perfect paint, nice chrome and new leather. Instruments and dash Price as tested: $42,485 Equipment: 2.0L IVCT I4 HEV EPA mileage: 100 combined electric plus gas, 43 combined gas Likes: A classically good-looking car. All buttons, knobs and screens were very usable, which seems like a no-brainer, but these days it isn’t. I also appreciated the smoothness of the Fusion Energi. There was a distinctive lack of lurch — that unfortunate characteristic of so many hybrid vehicles. Dislikes: No trunk space here. So forget about picking your parents up at the airport. Yes, I get it — there’s a big fancy battery in there. Fun to drive: HHH Eye appeal: HHH Overall experience: HHH Verdict: If you can justify the up-front cost, then drive the dickens out of this thing for the next 10 years. With my lifestyle, however, the car (or I) would die before fuel savings came anywhere near offsetting the premium. — Erin Olson 2015 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T R-line excellent, mechanicals super-clean. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $248,467. A great buy at lower estimate, going to an Aston trader of some repute, but not the same one who bought the other 2/4 at the other end of the sale. expect to see it retailed for more soon. #2-1956 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Mk II coupe. S/N AM3001106. Eng. # VB6J633. Blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 56,741 miles. Rare notchback coupe (34 Mk IIs made) as opposed to normal three-door hatch. Older restoration, conversion from left- to right-hand drive presumably executed at the same time. Massively variable panel gaps, as normal. Motor clean and tidy in factory finishes. Newish gray leather, good dash veneer. Shiny paint but one small chip in front of left door and one big one under left corner of trunk. Cond: 2-. $1,057,123. For a long time the property of noted Healey collector Arthur Carter; after that with Frank Sytner. Bonhams sold one of its 54 sisters, “eVV106,” at Goodwood earlier in the year for $1.1m (SCM# 244591). Robert Brooks hammered this one sold at a £600k bid, which felt a little light. If you can call a million bucks a good buy, then comparatively well bought. (See the profile, p. 52.) #17-1963 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT replica coupe. S/N DB41208R. Eng. # 370121 3SS. Gunmetal/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 5,824 miles. It takes a brave man to take a gas ax and an angle-grinder to a DB4 (and a Vantage, at that)... but here we are: a GT replica by RS Williams and Bodylines, which involved shortening the wheelbase and making a new thinner-gauge bodyshell. Well done. Perfect underneath. Now with 4.7 en- TOP 10 No. 6 Price as tested: $26,015 Equipment: 2.0-L, 16-valve, turbocharged 4-cylinder with direct injection. Servotronic speed-variable power steering, anti-slip regulation. R-Line Package EPA Mileage: 23/31 Likes: This Beetle was built with sass. The combination of the turbo and the tight handling made the daily commute enjoyable. Stopwatch built into the center console is a fun quirk. As long as you sit in the front two seats, the interior is quite spacious. Dislikes: The panic button is on the side of the key fob, so be ready to bump it by accident. Fun to drive: HHHHH Eye appeal: HHH Overall experience: HHHH Verdict: Tight handling along with the turbo oomph makes you want to buckle up and go driving. For the most part, it has everything going for it. But in the end, it still does resemble your little sister’s Beetle. And for me, that is something I can’t quite shake. — Alex Martin-Banzer 72 SOLD AT $257,257. Originally supplied to Switzerland as a left-hander. The dealer who bought the left-handed DB5 at Artcurial in Paris ($1.2m, SCM# 256306) and the terrifying “three quarters of one” resto project at Bonhams’ last AM Works sale ($661k, SCM# 244162) was gunning for this and bought it for a client, feeling that Bonhams perhaps hadn’t quite realized the rarity of the model, though it was spelled out in black and white in the catalog. Perhaps he was lucky in that it was other potential bidders who were slightly in the dark on this one. TOP 10 No. 5 #11-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100S roadster. S/N AHS3702. White & blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 564 miles. Very well-known car, active in racing all its life (once driven at Dundrod by Lance Macklin and able to mix it with C-types in historics today). In very good order, now running a Denis Welch engine. Spare engine included (may be original) as well as gearbox. Leather lightly creased. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT Sports Car Market gine. Excellent and shiny paint, leather lightly creased, sits on mirror-polished Borranis. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,057,123. This was executed (and I use the term advisedly) in 2007. You might not do it now, but what’s done’s done. It fetched very big money, 20% over the high estimate, but still only about a third of the price of a real DB4GT, to the same man on the phone who bought the 275 GTB. #18-1963 JAGUAR MK 2 3.8 Coombs sedan. S/N 231336DN. Metallic blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 92,552 miles. Modified by Coombs in period; still has Coombs-type front anti-roll bar mod, with pick-up points mounted

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Bonhams London, U.K. further outboard on lower wishbones, plus oil cooler and scoop. (There was no definitive “Coombs” spec—just a list of mods that you could choose from, and not all cars got them all.) In good, restored order, with new leather, good paint and chrome. Veneers glow. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $178,149. On sale at £50k ($78k) and kept going, to sell in the room for twice that, and more than $30k over the top estimate. But it couldn’t be replicated for the selling price. Both parties should be happy. #1-1964 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 881079. Eng. # RA55259. Metallic blue/blue leather. Odo: 14,513 miles. Nice older restoration with good attention to detail—spotweld dimples still visible in rear pan, hood frame correctly painted gray, etc. But some paint’s flaking off the underside of the sills. Nothing serious, but it wants sorting out now. Lightly using an atomic bomb to crack a nut. V600 package added £43k to sticker (about $70k in 1998 prices). Recently (2012) rebuilt, repainted and retrimmed (originally saddle tan) at Aston Martin Works. With more torque than a Dodge Viper, quite terrifying in a DarthVader-with-a-sledgehammer sort of way. Previously registered “V8 VAN” if anyone remembers it in a previous life. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $547,318. It’s pretty scary that this would need such a massive refurb with less than 5,000 miles under its wheels; maybe it was continually rode hard and put away wet, as Virages and their derivatives rust. It’s also hard to see how the seller’s got any upside after a wallet-draining visit to AM Works, even at this massive price. used leather, newish looking top, later allsynchro gearbox fitted. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $115,798. Originally supplied to New York, and back to the U.K. in 1989 for restoration and conversion to RHD. From whispers on viewing day, not quite as nice as Bonhams had been led to believe, and this concurred with a top bid of just £75k. I probably would have let it go. #28-1991 BENETTON-FORD B191 F1 racer. S/N B191B06. Yellow/black racing bucket. MHD. Ex-Piquet, Brundle and then Schumacher (1992), who took it to his first F1 podium finish. “I think it was the last car I GERMAN #16-1909 MERCEDES 35-HP Roi-des- Belges tourer. S/N 371. Eng. # 2662. Brown/ black leather. RHD. Claimed as possibly the oldest surviving shaft-drive 35-hp Mercedes. New front axle made in Australia 1917, replacement radiator to original spec just fitted. Non-standard steering wheel and carburetor noted. Shiny paint, newish leather, good brass [John Barnard] designed with a gear lever.” Complete and said to run. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $344,000. Bid to £220k—Robert Brooks’ top commission bid—which looked as if it was one bid short, with the lower estimate at £240k ($375k). #27-2000 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE Le Mans V600 coupe. S/N SCFDAM2S1XBR70265. Eng. # 59070265MLM. Black/ magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 4,846 miles. Twin-supercharged version of Aston’s mighty V8, number 37 of 40 made, reportedly. Or, March 2015 with Phares Ducellier headlights magnificent behind dinged front rims. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $469,000. Lived the early part of its life on an Australian sheep farm. (Only durable cars survived there.) Expected to make at least $600k; Robert Brooks exclaimed, “I can’t believe it,” as he hammered it sold, but it did not show up in the results later. #30-1959 PORSCHE 356A cabriolet. S/N 151727. Eng. # 68892. Meissen blue/tan vinyl/ tan vinyl. RHD. Odo: 37,466 miles. Older restoration, stripped and repainted again since, lightly worn vinyl. Motor recently rebuilt by U.K. specialist Andy Prill, incorporating high- 73

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Bonhams London, U.K. compression pistons and bumpier cam. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $204,518. Originally supplied to Australia. Sold for $144k at RM London in October of 2012 (SCM# 219211), and here it scraped just over the lower estimate (and reserve, presumably), for a reasonable profit in two years. An RS Carrera it ain’t. TOP 10 No. 1 #23-1969 PORSCHE 908-02 Langheck “Flunder” racer. S/N 90802005. White/black velour. Group 6 racer with flat-eight power, last stop before the all-conquering 917 (and Porsche’s racing mainstay before that car could be made to work properly). Driven in period by Elford, Attwood, Marko, 3rd overall at Le Mans, then owned by Jo Siffert. Presented in 1970 form and Martini livery in very good order, most of it original miles. M472 Touring model supplied new in Germany. DoT and EPA converted for the U.S. Recently refreshed and titivated by a U.K. specialist and like a new one underneath, with all-new oil pipes and heat exchangers. Catalog notably short on detailed history for a car expected to reach a million bucks. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $656,000. In the U.S. 1980s to 2014. Not sold at a very quickly arrived-at top bid which would have been a world record a year ago. Now it looks about $300k short... But then it was offered right before the star of the show, the Le Mans class-winning 908 “Flunder.” Seller wise to wait for a more receptive audience. TOP 10 No. 8 #9-1988 PORSCHE 959 “Komfort” coupe. S/N WPOZZZ95ZJ5900210. White/maroon leather. Odo: 27,266 km. In good unscuffed original order with lightly creased leather. Has tools and books. ror-polished Borranis. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $327,575. Originally supplied to Switzerland, sold a smidge over upper estimate. Fairly bought and sold. #7-1965 ABARTH-SIMCA 1300 long- nose coupe. S/N 130S0091. Pale blue/black leather. Conrero-connected racer in very original order, complete with a few bubbles in the paint. Engine turns, but it’s not been run for a long time. Clutch noted not to work and header tank corroded. Well-creased leather. Swedish title. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $793,431. One owner from new, who apparently used it to commute between home in Stockholm and his business in Bologna. Sold mid-estimate. ITALIAN #26-1959 FERRARI 250 GT coupe. S/N but “Langheck” tail section new. Last event sticker from 2009, after it appeared at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2001. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $3,430,352. Used in the filming of the Steve McQueen film “Le Mans” and formerly owned by Peter Monteverdi. This got 14 pages in the catalog and a “refer dept” estimate. Sold on the phone, with a winning bid £50k over the commission bid already in hand. #22-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS coupe. S/N 9113600936. Eng. # 6630929. Grand Prix White/black velour. Odo: 2,370 Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $626,426. Sold about a year ago for $391k at Bonhams’ 2013 Monterey sale (SCM# 231223), this time sold nearly double that. Not a bad investment. #20-1964 FERRARI 330 GT Series I 2+2 coupe. S/N 06581. Eng. # 06581774. Silver/ tan leather. Odo: 7,078 km. Four-speed plus overdrive floor-pedal car. Refurbished rather than completely restored in original colors and materials. Leather looks newish. Sits on mir- 74 will be needed after many years of inactivity. Previously registered in Italy. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $2,859,019. From the Maranello Rosso Collection, having been bought by Fabrizio Violati in 1976, and therefore 5% extra to pay Sports Car Market 1427GT. Eng. # 1427. Silver/buff leather. Odo: 9,056 miles. Restored. Brand-new leather. Very shiny. Grille-surround and bumpers a bit wavy under new plating. U.S. title. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $353,944. From the Maranello Rosso Collection, and on viewing day it was pored over by a noted Abarth-Simca fancier. After protracted bidding between at least four phones and a man in the room, it went at topmost estimate to a phone bidder in France, with 5% import tax further to pay for it to officially enter the eU. #5-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB longnose alloy coupe. S/N 08035GT. Green/black leather. Odo: 61,218 km. Older paint in original color, now with a few chips and bubbles. Chrome nose guard. Some polish marks under bumper chrome. Original leather holding up well, one small cut in headlining over driver. New clutch master cylinder TOP 10 No. 2

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Bonhams London, U.K. if it remains in the EU. Hammered sold to a phone bidder. Cheap for a 275 but probably not for this one. #8-1966 FIAT-ABARTH 1000SP Tipo SE04 prototype racer. S/N SE04024. Red/ black velour. In fair order for racer, body undamaged, but paint is blowover quality. Seat velour unworn, fitted with twin Webers on weird crossover inlet manifold. Has been standing for a long while, so hoses are perished and clutch doesn’t work. Engine turns, but bores are lightly rusted, plus some brass Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $705,533. Unknown when it was converted to competition spec or how extensive the mods are, but it was after Violati bought it. Sister car got $900k when Bonhams sold it in California. This sold where expected, with 5% import tax to pay if it stays in the EU. Given the recommissioning costs, that looks fair. #3-1972 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N 03300. Eng. # 03300. Giallo Fly/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 29,170 miles. Good overall, with good panel fit and even the rear lid lines up on both sides. Mouse fur retrimmed and still good, seat vinyl free from splits or wear. No MoT, but also no prancing horses in sight. bearing or synchro contamination found in the gearbox oil. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $213,308. Bought by Violati for the Maranello Rosso Collection in 1980. Almost sold at £110k ($170k), pipped by a cheeky £115k online bid before the room bidder came back with a solid £120k to secure it. Top money, and 5% extra import duty to pay for it to stay in the EU, as it’s been domiciled in tax-free San Marino. TOP 10 No. 10 #6-1969 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Competition conversion coupe. S/N 12719GT. Eng. # 12719GT. Red/black velour. Last of the Maranello Rosso Collection’s three Daytonas, the others having sold at Bonhams Quail Lodge in August ($935k, SCM# 245005) and at Goodwood Revival last September ($921k, SCM# 233487). Has been dormant for a while. But in good overall order, and all the body rivets line up. Unworn seat velour, although belts look ancient. Brakes Cond: 2. SOLD AT $406,682. Originally the property of singer/songwriter Elton John (before he was a Sir), before it was gifted to his drummer Nigel Olsson in 1973; in this ownership since 2002. Sold online, and cheap for a Dino in today’s market. #24-1985 FERRARI 288 GTO coupe. S/N ZFFPA16B000055633. Eng. # F114B146. Red/black leather. Odo: 29,000 km. Straight and unscuffed, only lightly creased leather. With original warranty card plus service records, handbook and tools. Ferrari Classiche certification is “in the post.” TOP 10 No. 3 have been freed, but full rebuild recommended as car has been standing for so long. Has been started and spun up to build oil pressure. Keith Martin’s One owner from new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,375,584. The one owner is now 86, so he judged it was time to let it go (that and soaring values). “We had a GTO in the summer, now here’s one for winter,” said Brooks. Sold in the room just under the lower estimate. These were $83k new in 1984... (See the profile, p. 50.)© Sports Car Market The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends SUBSCRIBE TO SCM 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 SportsCarMarket.com/subscribe 76 Sports Car Market ™

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO Mecum — Kansas City Winter 2014 The 2005 Ford GT did what every other Ford GT is doing right now: selling for very strong money Company Mecum Auctions Date December 4–6, 2014 Location Kansas City, MO Auctioneers Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Jim Landis, Matt Moravec, Bobby McGlothlen Automotive lots sold/offered 383/577 Sales rate 66% Sales total $8,252,184 High sale 2005 Ford GT, sold at $313,200 Buyer’s premium 8% with a $500 minimum, included in sold prices Top sale here by a country mile — 2005 Ford GT coupe, sold at $313,200 Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics M ecum’s bi-annual Kansas City auction is traditionally a strong event for them, and their early winter 2014 sale continued that positive trend. While there was only one more consignment than the last time Mecum was here in the spring, they sold 24 more cars, bumping up the sales rate to a nearly even 66% — a 4% improvement. But this was also an auction of contrasts. Despite more cars selling, the total receipts held almost perfectly flat, decreasing by a mere $3,376 — a difference less than the $22k average price per car. So more cars on the lower end were selling, but that’s not a bad Kansas City, MO thing, as the entry level eventually feeds collectors into the midrange market. Continuing the contrasts, the top sale here was an all-time record for all of the years that Mecum has done an auction in Kansas City. The 2005 Ford GT consigned here did what every other Ford GT seems to be doing in the market right now: selling for very strong money. With only 5,631 miles on it since new, this one Sales Totals found a new home at $313k. This sale bests the previous record-holder, a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback that brought $281k in the spring. From there on down (and it’s basically a 1974 Volkswagen Thing Acapulco edition convertible, sold at $31,320 78 $200k step down) American Muscle resto-mods filled most of the top 10 sales spots. That’s right, nothing sold in the $100k range, despite the fact that the top two featured cars of this event were bid over $100k. It was truly the strength of the middle and lower markets that carried this event. ♦ $12m $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO CANADIAN #F159-1968 BEAUMONT SD-396 2-dr hard top. S/N 7383781107523. Aqua metallic/ parchment vinyl. Odo: 17,754 miles. 396ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Documented from GM of Canada with optional TH400 automatic, power brakes and steering, engine block heater, tilt column, bucket seats with center console and AM radio with rear speaker. Good repaint in recent years. Decent door gaps and panel fit. Selective trim replating. Older engine bay cleaning. Aftermarket tube headers, in-line fuel filter, ignition system. Reproduc- considered bidding on the Bentley but missed it on the block. I let them know in no uncertain terms that they dodged an aluminum-bodied bullet of a money pit that would make the worst POS Lincoln restoration project look cost-effective. ’Nuf said. #S8-1979 MGB convertible. S/N GHN5UL497956G. Orange/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 55,782 miles. Comprehensively restored in recent years. Mileage claimed actual. Rather good bare-body repaint—along with chassis, powertrain and suspension components—before being reattached. Mostly new body rubber. Well-fitted replacement seats and carpeting. Door panels may be original and have older aftermarket speakers cut into them. Very clean and polished under the hood. Whoever did the engine bay had a thing for blue: secondary hoses and the replacement wiring marketed here in 1988, and none of those were oil burners either. At least it’s good to see one that was actually used as a truck and not just an upmarket soccer mom’s winter chariot— and it likely never will be, thanks to the diesel and the clutch. Sold well enough. GERMAN #S30-1960 BMW ISETTA 600 microcar. S/N 133279. Light yellow/tan cloth & vinyl. Odo: 25,947 miles. Stated that it was shown at the Greenwich Concours. When and how well it did not say. Restored approximately a decade ago, but not to concours standard. Nicely repainted. Well-detailed engine bay. Decent door and panel fit; some edge chipping. Nonstock seat upholstery, not fitted very well. Seems like the tired original seat padding was reused. Side panel vinyl poorly attached. La- tion seats, with most of the rest of the interior vinyl re-dyed. Heavier fading and discoloration of the simulated dash wood. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. By 1968, the Beaumonts were becoming more closely related to Pontiacs, but you could still pretty much find a part from each GM division in this car (probably even Cadillac and GMC). Seems to have been used a fair amount since it was put back together, so it was appropriately bid. At this point its best use would be to get out into circulation, since pretty much no one with a southern accent here knew what a Beaumont was. ENGLISH #F221-1953 BENTLEY R-TYPE sedan. S/N DRMVB0000147768MO. White/maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 81,598 miles. Assigned Missouri VIN; original is B317LTO. Fitted with a sliding-panel sunroof. Older quick and dirty repaint, in the literal sense. Old used-carlot-grade gold-tone plating on some of the emblems. Lucas driving lights, grille badges, and U.K. numbers plate. Mirrors hanging loose from the bodywork. Doors don’t fit well, harness wrap stand out. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,720. With other MGBs around, it’s painfully obvious that they raised these later production cars’ suspensions. Couple that with fresh shocks and bushings, plus lower-profile tires, it makes folks wonder where the transfer case and lock-out hubs are. Originally offered as Lot T19, selling at $7,750; offered again Saturday morning, it handily brought another two grand. Then again, it also was declared sold here last spring for $9k (SCM# 2253670). #F7-1988 LAND ROVER DEFENDER Country Edition SUV. S/N SALLDVBB8EA354400. Pastel blue/gray woven vinyl. Odo: 237,088 km. Euro-market import, with an oil-service sticker in Italian in the door jamb from this year. Original paint and graphics heavily faded. Light dings throughout. Rust perforation beneath driver’s seat and along driver’s rocker. Doors barely fit. Loud, stinky diesel engine. Aftermarket sunroof. bel tape for side panel lever controls. Fitted with modern lap seat belts. Newer radial tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $34,020. Half-jokingly referred to as the Isetta “limo,” 600s now seem to be taken almost as seriously as the original Isetta 300s. At least they got a proper BMW boxer twin motorcycle engine. Last seen at Bonhams’ Greenwich sale in June of 2013, selling for $30k (SCM# 216576). Here the reserve lifted at the final bid for a proper selling price. #S48-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SE coupe. S/N 11102110019608. Two-tone silver/black leather. Odo: 35,427 miles. California blue-plate special, with said plates sitting in the trunk with current tabs on them. Decent-looking repaint on the outside, but less-than-expert masking along the original door and window seals. Thanks to some other masking miscues, was able to discern that it was originally white. Old bumper replate. latches and handles are fussy. Interior leather variously re-dyed, discolored, soft and hard. Modern stereo mounted on a board under the dash. Interior wood will need to be refinished soon. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $18,900. The morning after this sold, some friends I know who collect Lincolns mentioned that they had 80 Bare-bones interior with no carpeting or rear seat; aftermarket rubber floor mats up front. Modern CD sound system in dash, missing the ashtray lid ahead of it. Older oversized offroad tires on repainted stock rims. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $12,960. Only Range Rovers were Poorly fitted badges on the trunk. Sunroof, Kuhlmeister a/c and Becker Mexico tape deck. Interior upholstery presents well with light wear. Sits low, and tires look at least one size too small. Wheel covers buffed free of paint. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Not really Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO done on the cheap, but they could’ve done better—and heaven knows that Benzes don’t take well to anything done on the cheap. Stated as it was rolling off the auction block that the consignor wanted closer to $30k, but this may be as close as it’ll get. #S119-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412019320. Red/red hard top/black soft top/black leather. Odo: 41,078 miles. Quebec-issued VIN tag using original VIN. Tag attached after repaint, which was a pretty average job. Original brightwork. Slight tail-dragger suspension. Doors rattle. Reupholstered seats done well enough. Faded seat belts with some light fraying. Generally clean and tidy engine bay, but hardly detailed. From the “you learn something new every day” department: While checking out those exhaust cut-outs in the rear bumper, I noticed that it had a slotted hole for a starting crank. Double checking other Things I’ve seen at auctions and factory literature, sure enough, it was standard production. Which has to make it one of the last regular production car/truck/ Things with hand-crank-starting ability. Limited trim package or not, this sold quite well. It no-saled at $29k at Leake Tulsa in June (SCM# 252286), and the reserve came off at $29k here. #F104-1978 PORSCHE 911SC Targa. S/N 9118212332. Grand Prix White/black Targa/black leather. Odo: 183,284 miles. Air conditioning, dual power seats, Fuchs wheels shod with newer radials. Modern stereo in the dash, aftermarket steering wheel. Decent repaint a few years ago, but with lesser-quality masking around the roof beltline and glass trim. Modern non-OEM windshield, dull windshield trim. Doors take a concerted effort Ignition wiring bundled together with tie wraps. New electric fuel pump on the output of the gas tank. Older radial tires. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. 1971 was the final year of the “Pagoda”-top SLs. The replacement 450SL became V8-powered, and the smaller, more nimble, and cleaner-designed Pagoda tops retain a near cult following that continues to this day. This one should be worth no more than half of what was bid here, although they continue to explode in value regardless of condition. #S106.1-1974 VOLKSWAGEN THING Acapulco Edition convertible. S/N 1842544037. White & blue/white fiberglass hard top/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 71,619 miles. Rather well-prepped body and applied paintwork, but missing the rocker panel graphics. New running-board rubber. Minimal brightwork. Replacement GEX-prepared engine punched out to 2.1 liters and fitted with dual downdraft Webers. Aftermarket dual exhaust through the bumper. Very tidy undercarriage. to latch properly. Tidy, clean and stock engine bay. Good original seats and serviceable carpeting. Moderate wear on the seat piping. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. It’s got some pretty big miles on the clock, but at least by 180k all of the mechanical quirks should be worked out and updated. Here last spring, reportedly sold for $15,950 (SCM# 250441). Appropriately sold then, certainly enough bid today. ITALIAN #F150-1972 DETOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNMB02307. Red/black cloth. Odo: 64,237 miles. Factory radio delete. Various modifications include a built 351 with fuel injection and electronic ignition, competition seats with four-point belts, aftermarket steering wheel, upgraded rear sway bar and 17-inch wheels. Decent older repaint. Doors take some effort to close well. Loose-fitting seat fabric. Heavy steering-wheel wear, dirty carpeting. Raised suspension, with the CV joints at a fairly extreme angle for continued longevity. Oversized radial tires on stock rims. New seat upholstery, with good installation workmanship. Original purchase records included but not on display. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $31,320. 82 Liberal use of tie wraps on the electrical system, due to numerous changes and additions to it. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $52,920. Nothing here Sports Car Market

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Rising Sun Recent sales of Japanese cars by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #171554750147-1969 Datsun 2000 convertible. S/N SRL31111129. 52,150 miles. “Red paint is faded. Was originally white. Chrome is pitted. Left hard-top window broken. Rockers and rear quarters replaced. Cracked dash. Starts and runs. Fuel system will need cleaning.” Seller calls it “very rust-free,” but lots of rust visible in photos. Cond: 4. Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO can’t be unbolted and put back to stock—aside from the clearance cut-outs on the engine lid to make room for the induction system. Still, too much money for too much boy-racer stuff. Sold well. JAPANESE SOLD AT $20,100. I’d expect to pay this much for an exceptionally clean example, but this thing was shabby. Very well sold, but makes more sense if you believe the Japanese market is moving up. eBay Motors, November 30, 2014. #281544553219-1970 DATSUN 240Z coupe. S/N Hl3002631. 40,896 miles. “200 miles since nutand-bolt restoration. Over $90,000 in build. All parts are original Nissan. Documented history.” Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,340. In last issue’s etceterini Profile of a 1970 Z that sold for $40k (SCM Feb. 2015, p. 68), Jeff Zurschmeide made reference to this car, which apparently no-saled on eBay in November at $31k. This winning buyer paid a world-record price two months later, but considering the seller’s investment, I’ll call it well bought at the leading edge of the market. eBay Motors, January 4, 2015 #221611009115-2001 ACURA INTEGRA Type R coupe. 34,923 miles. “Entirely stock. Purchased for me new by my father. Exterior flaws from a break-in in 2001. Stored for many years; towed to a dealer for maintenance. They drained the gas tank and all other fluids, replaced the battery and tires. Drives exactly as I remember it.” Cond: 2. moderate driver’s seat wear, light front passenger’s seat wear, and none in the back, where the seats have no legroom anyway. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,500. For their review of the SC430, Top Gear said, “It’s horrible.” Now that the used and neglected ones are hitting their depreciation stride, they’ve actually moved the Cadillac Allanté up a notch—at least those were styled by Pininfarina and can be licensed as collectibles in several states. Sold well at retail-plus, and going nowhere but down in value. AMERICAN #F87.1-1907 INTERNATIONAL HIGHWHEELER open pickup. S/N S03296KS. Red & black/black leatherette/black leatherette. RHD. Assigned Kansas VIN. Old restoration from when just putting on primer constituted prep work. Top and seat redone in recent years. Includes most of the tools, which are mounted on the left side of the cargo box. Upper engine access is from a hatch in the front end of the cargo box, as the motor sits beneath the passenger. Battery setup added in later years, but retains magneto ignition and #F88.1-2002 LEXUS SC430 convertible. S/N JTHFN48Y720027646. Light gold metallic/gold hard top/tan leather. Odo: 119,391 miles. Optional navigation. Mostly original paint, aside from resprayed front fascia plastic. The rest has typical light scuffs and nicks. Alloy wheels all have some degree of curb rash; economy-grade tires almost down to the wear bars. Unkempt undercarriage with traces of road salt. Interior wood trim shows some fading. Heavier steering-wheel wear, the original brass IHC marked carbide lights. Replacement solid rubber tires. No attempt made to start it. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,480. 1907 was the first year for International Harvester’s foray into vehicle production, but this is not a 1907 model. Those were air-cooled. This truck is likely a model MW, judging by its mid-teens features, including the script International logo, which debuted in 1914. At least it has an easily transferable title, so ignorance will likely keep it a “1907.” It was bid to a no-sale $32k on the block, but post-event data from the auction company shows that it sold— right about where the few Highwheelers that do sell fall into place. #S85.1-1939 MERCURY EIGHT con- vertible. S/N 99AF6672. Light green/black cloth/brown leather. Odo: 33,703 miles. Claimed at various times to be a pre-production Mercury, the 65th Mercury ever built, and the 1938 Paris Auto Salon show car. The latter story has some credence, considering the body modifications to accommodate trafficators (now gone and covered over with thin painted cardboard). Also stated that it was converted from RHD. Better-quality reproduction interior upholstery and carpet. Modern, small turn signals on bumpers. Engine is kitted out with Kostecki Racing alloy heads, triple Stromberg 97 carburetors, and more. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $41,040. Post-block results show that the seller let it go, and hopefully the new owner will make use of the archives at The Henry Ford in Dearborn and shed some light on the car’s history. It no-saled at $39k at Mecum Indy in April (SCM# 254481) and at $33k at Mecum Monterey in August (SCM# 248243), confirming that the seller was right to take this bid. #F194-1947 PACKARD CUSTOM SU- PER CLIPPER LWB formal sedan. S/N 21513636. Black/tan broadcloth. Odo: 13,310 miles. 356-ci I8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Optional overdrive transmission. One-off body by Briggs, sold new to them for use by their chairman of the board, reportedly. Older repaint with good masking is holding up well, aside from polishing scratches. Older bumper rechrome. Brightwork presentable. Rear fender radio antenna unusual for the era. Good door fit. SOLD AT $19,300. Acura’s stripped-down street machine got thinner glass, less sound deadening, racing buckets,body kit, rigid suspension and a VTEC DOHC 1.8 that made 190 hp at 8,000 rpm. This one did have some exterior flaws, but the interior and engine bay were pristine and bone-stock. 35k is crazy-low miles, too. Market-correct now, and won’t ever be cheaper. eBay Motors, November 29, 2014 ♦ 84 Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO Mothball scent, along with moth holes in the woolen carpeting. Seats and door panels seem too good to be original. Tidy engine bay. Retrofitted with a modern fan clutch and modern ignition coil. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,800. Don’t call this long-wheelbase formal sedan a limousine, because there is no divider between the driver’s compartment and the rear passenger’s compartment. This subtle custom has the look that both works with the Clipper styling and befits a formal Packard. It’s also as cheap as you’ll ever find a Full Classic with custom bodywork that’s turn-key ready. #t95-1953 DODGE M-37 military truck. S/N 80257344. Olive Drab green/OD green canvas/OD green canvas. Odo: 46,902 miles. 230-ci I6, 1-bbl, 4-sp. Still has copious moss, mold, dirt clods and even a hornet’s nest over the windshield from when it was parked outside for at least a decade. Some military markings are still visible beneath. Fitted with a Southwind cold-weather kit and deep-water fording kit. Much of the former has rotted flat finish in several places. New reupholstered seats. Very tidy engine bay, authentically detailed aside from modern hose clamps. All flat black chassis, aside from the new stock-style exhaust system. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $36,180. The A-series and B-series Travelalls (from 1957 through 1960) used a three-door configuration, going to four doors beginning with the C-series in 1961. The Chevy/GMC Suburbans were still using two doors at this time, with three doors from 1967 to 1972. One can excuse some of the lesser execution due to limited parts availability, and it still drew a lot of attention from the bidders. The reserve was off at $33k, garnering one more bid for an in-the-ballpark price. #F211-1965 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 5F08C718902. White/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 81,498 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Rebuilt in recent years after 28 years in storage. Optional power steering and power top. Repaint doesn’t look too bad but has some lazy masking. Mostly new weather seals. Body tag is 1966 style; no body tag on door. Trunk lid slightly bowed. Newer replacement pet shows heavier staining and should’ve been replaced when the seats were. Tidy engine bay shows that someone knew what he was doing in there. Modern space-saver spare tire on a stock rim. New dual exhaust. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,260. Chevy Rally wheels have been one of the more popular tweaks on latemodel Corvairs, but they were never offered as a stock option from the factory. I personally prefer 1982–86 Camaro Z/28 five-spoke alloys. They look great (especially on a coupe), you get a plus-two fitment (15-inch versus the stock 13-inch) and the offset is spot-on. At worst, you might have to trim the rear wheelwell lips, depending upon tire choice. Late Corvairs are continuing to show signs of life in the market. With the 140 in this car, it was well bought. #T63-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA sedan. S/N 115696W135524. Azure Aqua/aqua vinyl. Odo: 28,147 miles. 230-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. Factory-optional a/c, 6-cylinder, Powerglide automatic, power steering, power brakes and push-button AM radio. Miles believed actual since new. With Protect-O-Plate and booklet. Good masked-off repaint in past decade or two. Paint damage at base of the outside mirror. Muted original brightwork. Good door fit. away; the latter may or may not fall apart if it touches water. Rotted seat with a blanket over it. But runs quite well. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $5,250. Originally offered on Thursday evening, then a no-sale at $5k. Reran early the next day, hammering one bid shy of that. This is one of those vehicles that’s a little TOO much of a barn find, and literally may have to pass agricultural inspection if shipped out of state. #S63.1-1960 INTERNATIONAL B-100 TRAVELALL SUV. S/N B102SB109346A. Aqua & white/gray & white vinyl. Odo: 148,513 miles. 240-ci I6, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Tailgate/ liftgate configuration, with three doors and three-row seating. Optional AM radio. Repaint looks pretty good but has its share of masking errors. Replated bumpers and mostly buffedout original trim. New generic door seals; doors don’t fit well. Interior paint almost has a top with plastic backlight. Reproduction seats. Moderate carpet staining. Recent engine rebuild and cosmetics; water-pump gasket looks like it was put on last night. Older economy exhaust system with a banged-up muffler. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,600. This really came off as a spiff-it-up-on-the-quick-andkick-it-out-the-door special. It was a no-sale across the block at $19k, but post-event results show that it sold. Within the market-correct range. #F166.1-1966 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Monza convertible. S/N 105676W124638. Maroon/white vinyl/ Parchment vinyl. Odo: 95,204 miles. 164-ci H6, 4x1-bbl, 4-sp. Optional 140-horse engine. Restored approximately a dozen years ago, showing moderate use since. Repaint presents very well, with the stock wheelwell moldings not put back on and the holes filled in. 1978 Indiana inspection sticker in windshield. Selective brightwork replacement. Original car- BEST BUY Good original interior with light staining. Very heavy sunburn on the top of rear seat. Newer radial tires. Old stock exhaust system is starting to rot away. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,720. An interesting little-old-lady mobile, sold at the top of its market, with some room to fix and tweak a few things. If not for the four doors, this would’ve been turned into a Pro Street terror years ago. #F81-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO coupe. S/N 124379N589710. Hugger Orange/ black vinyl. Odo: 65,008 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. With power brakes and steering, tilt column, center console and AM/FM radio. SS hood, spoiler and badging, but base-level interior. Rather average repaint in original Hugger Orange. 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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO nator, aftermarket ignition, Edelbrock intake manifold, headers, etc. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $25,920. Overall, it seemed like a good local run-around car, likely built to this configuration post-factory—and the reserve lifted at $24k would seem to confirm that. Sold well enough for the next generation of local cruisers. #F171-1971 CHEVROLET C-10 custom 4x4 pickup. S/N KS132125. Light blue/blue nylon houndstooth & vinyl. Odo: 7,398 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Assigned Kansas VIN; original VIN was CE141A628055. Heavily modified; originally a 6-cyl 2wd with a shortwheelbase Fleetside box. The box is shortened to less than the standard six feet, as if it is sitting on a Blazer chassis. Good repaint. Mostly repro trim. All-black crate engine with some SOLD AT $38,880. This came off as more of a lightly used playtoy, rather than a collectible rat-holed away for several decades. I’d also guess that the reason the original wheels and tires looked so good was that it had aftermarkets on them most of its life. (None of the cool guys left on the stock wheels back then.) Who says that nobody likes green cars nowadays? They sure did in this case. There was plenty of interest in this low-mile original, chased hard even past the $34k reserve. #F75.1-1974 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88 Royale Indy 500 Festival convertible. S/N 3N67K4M270867. White/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 79,340 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Verification from Hurst/Olds Club of America confirms that it’s one of the 42 Delta 88 convertibles modified for the Indy 500 Festival and pre-race PR duties. Generally original, showing heavy fading and paint lifting from lack of proper storage and care. Faded vinyl graphics and turn signal lenses. Bumper- have been the biggest factor. Factory a/c didn’t hurt either. #F167.1-1976 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. S/N 2W87Z6N565255. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 60,758 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Configuration confirmed by PHS and original selling documentation. Generally original car, including the decals and thinly buffed-out trunk lid. Good door fit without major rattles. Modern replacement windshield. Good original interior, with moderate carpet soiling. Original radio replaced with lesser details. Fitted with power brakes, power steering and modern aftermarket a/c. Reproduction seat and door panels; aftermarket stereo speaker headliner and gauges. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,040. Seeing the K as the leading character of the VIN seemed correct at first, as that was GM’s leading character for a 4wd, until you realized that there were too few characters. Sold well for a collection of parts that may not be so easy to sell next time around. #S71-1971 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS Z/28 coupe. S/N 124871N513992. Lime green metallic/green vinyl. Odo: 38,925 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Optional power steering, power brakes, rear defogger and AM radio. Claimed unrestored with actual miles. Polyglas GT tires claimed original. Good sheen on the original paint with a few nicks. Rust-proofing plugs in door jambs. Door glass seals are starting to split. Tops of door panels fading. Driver’s seat-bottom wrinkling and faded but no seam splits. Rest of interior vinyl period Craig 8-track, retaining the stock knobs. Mostly original engine bay, including hoses and tower clamps. Valve-cover paint seems better than the rest of the motor, even with runs. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,120. One of two ’76 Trans Ams here, this one being the more original example. While both were nearly identically equipped, the other car’s pretty repaint in a good color (red metallic) trumped this car’s originality when it came time to bid. That said, this was the better buy. guard rubber strips are missing. Sun-baked and cracked dashboard. Minimal seam splitting on the front seat. Aftermarket leather steering-wheel rim cover and tape deck. Unkempt engine bay. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $10,260. Part of the package was 1971 optional wheels—some of the ugliest wheels ever put on a car, bearing an inelegant resemblance to a set of manhole covers. One of those “the good news and bad news is that it’s original” cars, so it sold well enough, despite the rarity. #F143-1976 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. S/N 2W87Z6N511590. Red metallic/ red vinyl. Odo: 27,973 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. With a/c. 1980s tape deck with speakers added to rear parcel shelf. Aftermarket steering-wheel rim cover and door-lock plungers. Front seats are likely replacements; rest of the interior is original with some light discoloration. Rather good repaint and repro and plastic in good shape. Period Hurst shifter. Engine bay cleaned up. Fitted with headers; original exhaust manifolds in trunk. Cond: 3+. 88 decal application. Selective replacement of weather seals. Doors rattle a bit. Well-detailed engine bay and undercarriage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,980. Of the two 1976 Trans Ams here, this was the quasi-restored example. It sold over the more original example (Lot F167.1, $14k on the hammer) but color may Emanuel died in 1980, but Clara kept the truck until she passed away last year—at 102. Her son (now in his 80s) helped keep it running by using it for light chores on his farm until 1996. Having owned a 1975 K-20 when I lived in NoDak, I knew this was the real deal with one look at the paint chips radiating out from the bottom of the wheelwells, which happened on these trucks if they were driven more than once on a dirt road. I thought this should sell for a buck a mile, and the consignor apparently thinks so, too. #T131-1979 INTERNATIONAL SCOUT Traveler Rallye 4x4 SUV. S/N J0102JGD- Sports Car Market #T120-1977 CHEVROLET K-20 Scotts- dale 4x4 pickup. S/N CKL247F442630. Russet Metallic/buckskin vinyl. Odo: 18,627 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Seller purchased it from original North Dakota owner’s estate this year. Actual miles and unrestored. Heavily buffed-out paint, gravel-chipped rocker panels. Light dents and paint scuffing on the hood where stuff was stored on it. Seam splitting along driver’s seat-bottom; interior otherwise like new. Heavier paint peeling on the engine block. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $15,500.

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO 39744. Yellow/white fiberglass/Russet Brown plaid cloth. Odo: 83,260 miles. 345-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Per the Line Setting Ticket on the glovebox lid, originally had a Midnight Brown roof and black graphics. Power steering and brakes, cruise control, AM/FM and a/c are original options. Fitted with 1980s GM truck Rally wheels. Average repaint in recent years. All original brightwork has light pitting. Not the greatest door or panel fit, but then again, it wasn’t that great when new. Aftermarket wheelwell rubber flares. Light driver’s seat fraying. Light engine bay cleanup. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,610. The Line Setting Ticket was IH’s build sheet for each truck. Not only does it have the powertrain and options on it, it even has such things as the driveshaft(s), electrical system, and in some cases labor codes for installing optional components. Luckily, this one was still in place, although they are now available from the Wisconsin Historical Society—keeper of the IHC archives. Scouts continue to do well in the market, but the longer-wheelbase Travelers lag behind the Scout IIs. The reserve was passed at $8k, and this sold well. #S101-1998 CHEVROLET CORVETTE retractable hard top. S/N 1G1YY22GXW5102640. Fairway Green Metallic/green retractable hard top/Light Oak leather. Odo: 47,865 miles. 5.7-L 345-hp fuel-injected V8, auto. Retractable conversion by Drop Top Customs; aftermarket exhaust. Otherwise bone-stock, with factory-optional polished alloy wheels, performance rear axle, dual climate control and Bose stereo. Well-cared-for original paint and seat leather, with less wear than expected for the miles. Shift knob has significantly more wear than expected. Clean engine bay, but hardly detailed. Used-car undercarriage, with newer Kumho performance tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,680. Rolled off the block at $20,500, begging for $21k to get it sold. That eventually happened through The Bid Goes On folks later in the day. Marketcorrect for a stock ragtop, and seems cheap for the retractable conversion. Then again, one can also argue that it offsets the rare-because-it-wasn’t-popular Fairway Green Metallic paint. #S101.1-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S85Y401015. White & dark blue/ black leather. Odo: 5,631 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Bone-stock, looking factory-fresh at 5,631 miles. Optional McIntosh sound system and competition wheels. No discernible paint chips or scuffing. Driver’s door fit seems a bit off, as it takes a good amount of effort for it to latch properly. Minimal road dust on the undercarriage. Notably more tread wear in back than up front (fancy that). Light seat-bottom wrinkling on both sides, light floor mat wear. Like-new and clean engine bay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $313,200. I took one look at it and knew that it was going to be the top sale here. Then again, I’m hardpressed to think of a Mecum sale where a Ford GT hasn’t at least been in the top five sales. Or has had one not sell. Not only was it the top sale here by a country mile, it sold for the most money any car ever has at this venue. It seems like yesterday that everyone thought that it was nuts that these “instant collectibles” were starting to get as much as MSRP. Now, $100k to $300k plus sticker is just another day at work. © 90 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL Bonhams — The Zoute Sale A Porsche 356B cabriolet delivered new to the Dutch State Police in 1962 went for a staggering $298k Company Bonhams Date October 10, 2014 Location Knokke-Heist, BEL Auctioneer Sholto Gilbertson Automotive lots sold/offered 28/35 Sales rate 80% Sales total $4,767,989 High sale 1989 Ferrari F40, sold at $872,022 Buyer’s premium With only three known to survive, this 1962 Porsche 356B Rijkspolitie cabriolet sold at $297,941 Report and photos by Leo Van Hoorick Market opinions in italics T he Zoute Grand Prix attracted well over 100,000 visitors in its fifth year, and Bonhams’ Zoute sale grew totals by nearly 50% just Knokke-Heist, BEL their second time out. Lovers of vinta motors, exclusive sports cars and prest marques were treated to a world-class we spectacle and style. Bonhams attracted a strong turnout, w ding in the room, on the phone and via Internet. The 35 cars on offer represented an eclectic selection of the best of European post-war classic motoring. Most cars were in very good to outstanding condition. The top lot, a 1989 Ferrari F40 formerly owned by 2 F1 World Champion Nigel Mansell, sold at $872k, right in line with the pectations. The high-sale podium also included an immaculately restored 1984 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S coupe at $421k and an excellent 1965 Lancia Flaminia “double bubble” Super Sport 2.8 3C at $378k. For Maserati’s centenary year, the auction featured two classic mod- els from the late 1960s. The 1969 Maserati Sebring 3700 coupe achieved a comfortable $244k, and the 1969 Maserati Mexico 4.7 coupe with auto- atic transmission exceeded expectations, selling for $109k. Other highlights included a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 coupe at $363k and a 1973 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman limousine selling above estimate at $225k. A brace of Bentleys added British luxury engineering to the event, with a 1987 Bentley Continental convertible selling far above estimate at $125k. A concours-restored 1961 Porsche 356 1600 cabriolet realized a healthy $218k, but that price was nothing compared with the final bid for a 356B cabriolet delivered new to the Dutch State Police in 1962. That car went for a staggering $298k and will make its new home in a Dutch car museum. But the greatest surprise came from the opening lot, a homemade and (not-particularlywell-executed Alfa Romeo 8C Monza child’s car with single-cylinder Honda scooter engine, built circa 1978. It surprised bidders and specialists alike, surpassing its $2,500–$5,000 estimate and selling for an incredible $40k. This is most certainly a venue to watch ex-Nigel Mansell 1989 Ferrari F40 coupe, sold at $872,022 92 closely in years to come as it grows in both quality and style. ♦ Sales Totals $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2014 2013 15%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.79)

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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL ENGLISH #29-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 SE drop- head coupe. S/N S817976. Eng. # G55658S. Light blue/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 56,060 miles. Freshly restored in its original pastel blue with new headlights, hood, tires and interior. Said to have covered only a few km since then. Not all of the brightwork was rechromed. The front bumper is uneven, and the paint shows some light orange peel in places. Period Lucas driving lights, but ugly times, according to catalog, but lost its bumpers and charm in the process. Chrome bits and window-surround pitted. Non-original but still three-bearing engine with lots of shiny parts. Wheels of younger model. Interior new but in very bad taste with black and red seats and shiny red paint all over. Even central console painted red, be it of a slightly different indicators aft. The interior is new in the right shade of red leather, but the modern red and yellow Sparco harness is disappointing. Nice wood-rimmed steering wheel. Well-cared-for engine bay. Desirable C-type cylinder head. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $119,700. This example had some extra goodies, such as the cylinder head. The price offered took this into account and should have clinched the deal, in my opinion. #30-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series III coupe. S/N DB4603L. Eng. # 370612. Green/green leather. Odo: 17,332 miles. Original LHD car. The first export car fitted with overdrive. Original chrome wheels and an oil cooler are additional non-standard equipment. Recently restored in Germany. Nice color combo, excellent panel fit. Excellent chrome. Immaculate new interior with correct wood- shade. Leather Moto-Lita steering wheel, nonperiod Blaupunkt radio. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,696. The owner of this car either loved the color red or had a large stock of red paint. It was applied all over the car. The wheels had red centers, and even the carburetors were painted red. The car was brought to auction by a dealer who wanted to get rid of it ASAP. It went just at the $15k low estimate, giving the new owner room for a decent respray and new seats. #17-1965 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 1E11422. Eng. # 7E53019. Gold metallic/ black canvas/beige leather. Odo: 81,845 miles. Matching-numbers car delivered new in an opalescent golden sand color. Frame-off restoration in Italy last year to original spec. The engine was rebuilt and the interior renewed. Heritage certificate confirms original colors. The car looks perfect, and one can only won- still the originals. Featured on the cover of Ruoteclassiche magazine in December 2008; copy comes with the car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $29,067. There was one buyer in the room who wanted it badly, and he immediately offered the reserve price. Luckily for him, there was no serious opposition. Very well bought. #20-1971 BENTLEY T1 saloon. S/N SBX8310. Silver/gunmetal/gray leather. Odo: 8,609 km. One-owner car sold new in Brussels. It has never been restored and remains in generally good condition. The brightwork is showing its age, front bumper has some pitting and also some corrosion marks on hubcaps. Worse are the signs of rust lurking underneath the window frames and the door sills. Marshall high-beams and yellow Ducellier fog lamps look a bit out of place. Interior more than patinated. Engine compartment dusty. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $21,801. Predating Bentley’s remarkable resurgence, the T-Series was produced in far fewer numbers than the equivalent R-R Shadow. So the Bentley is considerably rarer, but still—rather well sold. rimmed steering wheel. Shiny engine bay. Clutch master cylinder faulty, to be rectified by the vendor. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $642,600. Magnificent looking car, but it will probably take another $30k to make it concours-level. The new owner should get rid of the racing filler cap and fix the hole in the passenger’s door for an additional mirror, the slightly corroded grille, etc. But even taking that into account, price offered was way too low. #6-1963 MGB convertible. S/N GHN3L23784. Eng. # 18GAUH7368. Red/black canvas/red & black vinyl. Odo: 61,209 km. Early car with pull-cord internal door releases.“Nut-and-bolt” restoration in recent 94 der why the brightwork seems to have been forgotten in the process. The immaculate interior has an antenna and period speakers, but no radio. Comes with hundreds of photographs of the work carried out. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $239,806. A beautiful example of this iconic 1960s sports car. But it seems that the new owner was not aware of the fact that “Series I” is not synonymous with “flat floor.” even for a flat-floor car, this would be a huge price. #4-1968 MORRIS MINI MOKE beach car. S/N MAB1L1121144A. Eng. # 8ACUH7426. Green/green vinyl/green vinyl. Odo: 22,435 km. Conceived as a military vehicle but rejected by the Army, the Moke soon became fashionable during the 1960s along the southern coasts of Europe. This one ended up in Italy, where it was restored to concours condition. The car was hardly driven since restoration and looks better than new. The seats are Sports Car Market #38-1987 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N SCBZD02A5HCX21123. Olive green/beige vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 33,819 miles. A U.S.-spec car brought to Europe only last year. Fresh and original-looking. Underwent a thorough service in the past year, with mechanical maintenance and cosmetic detailing. Paint looks original. Excellent panel fit. Hardly worn interior including crystal glasses, flasks and bottle openers in the doors.

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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL Clean engine bay and as-new trunk. Odo reading probably correct. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $124,990. During the preview, this car was turned inside out by someone who gave a live account of his findings by mobile. At least somebody was very interested by this car, of which 421 were produced. The Bentley is rarer and looks better than its R-R counterpart, in my opinion. Bidding in the room was fierce against one telephone bidder. Price paid was well over high estimate. Well sold. FRENCH #22-1957 FACEL VEGA FV3 coupe. S/N FV357202. Eng. # TY3154689. Black/beige leather. Odo: 49,918 km. Matching-numbers car with original low mileage. Underwent a body-off restoration that took three years and was finished in 1990. Since then it’s been only used sparingly and with great care by the vendor. Body is straight and in great shape. Brightwork is in top condition, but grille has some pitting. Rear bumper could do with some polishing. Original interior with nice patina caps perfect. Michelin XAS tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $225,272. In the past few years these Décapotables, be they factory or Chapron-built examples, have become hot property. This was a very nice example, but it only reached low estimate, which was enough, in my opinion. Fair deal both ways. #5-1979 CITROËN MÉHARI beach car. S/N AYCA10CA1003. White and blue/blue vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 46,281 km. Based on the famous Citroën 2CV, with a body of ABS plastics. This example was thoroughly restored underneath before receiving a new body shell in Méhari Azur instead of the original beige. Seats renewed during the operation. apparently low-mileage car that was unmessed-with. #8-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL con- vertible. S/N 12104010021306. Eng. # 12192110021466. Cream/black canvas/blue leather. Odo: 36,080 km. Bought by the current owner, then 18 years old, in 1973, but registered for the first time in 1981. The engine was overhauled in the meantime. More recently, in 2007, brake and steering systems were overhauled. Chrome and paint showing age. Hood and surroundings look older than rest of car. Some loose seams on seats. Steering wheel cracked and discolored. Driver’s door not and great smell. PowerFlite 2-speed gearbox with push-buttons on dash. Original radio. Engine bay very clean. Recent Pirelli P4000 rubber. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $171,000. A rare example of the FV3 combining American power (from Chrysler) with French style. In 1957, the yearly Facel Vega production reached 118 cars, according to the catalog. The low mileage and full history make it even more attractive than it already is. Seller was right not to let go. Worth probably $25k more than offered. #25-1967 CITROËN DS21 convertible. S/N 4600100. Eng. # 0032000529. Silver/ black canvas/black leather. Odo: 13,355 km. Factory-bodied Décapotable. Three owners from new. Recent restoration of body and mechanicals retaining the original soft top and nicely patinated black leather interior. Headrests and original Continental Edison radio. Refinished in its original gray metallic, panels correctly aligned with gaps in Citroën tradition. Chrome okay, factory wheels and hub- Nice-but-non-original steering wheel. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $18,894. The Méhari was presented in 1967 and remained in production for 20 years. They are usually green, orange or beige, but the shells have a tendency to discolor and crack. So a replacement shell is the best solution. The blue and white combo is the most popular. This example went for just over the $18k low estimate. Fair deal both ways. GERMAN #37-1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 Ad- enauer sedan. S/N 1860110049652. Black & gold/beige cloth. Odo: 63,461 km. Two-tone finish not original. Paint generally good. Good panel fit. Chrome pitted and scratched and delaminating around rear lights. Signs of rust under chrome strips. Cloth interior looks new and attractive. Original Becker Nürnberg radio and Hirschmann electric aerial. Engine bay clean and looking very original. Odo reading closing well. Period Becker Mexico radio. Non-original hard top with black vinyl coating and red interior. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $106,096. A decent example with few apparent needs. It could do with some cosmetic attention, though. 190SL values are steadily going up. There were only two serious bidders here. Sometimes that’s enough for an epic price, but this time at least one of them was sensible enough to stop in time, leaving his opponent a fairly well-priced trophy. #35-1961 PORSCHE 356B 1600 T-5 Su- per cabriolet. S/N 154828. Eng. # 605088. Royal Blue/black canvas/blue leather. Odo: 61,209 miles. Delivered new to famous Hoffman Motors in New York, then Ivory White with black leather. It has recently been restored in London, both mechanically and cosmetically. It looks almost new in and out, with said to be correct. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $66,855. This one looked more like a secondhand car than a collector’s item. But all the right bits were in place, and it did look rather well cared for. The market for these Adenauers is good, and they are prized as good drivers with strong mechanicals. Well bought for an 96 nice touches such as chrome wheels, tinted windshield, period radio and new hood. Exterior color blue is kind of an odd combination with light blue interior and beige carpeting. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $156,964. These little Porsches have an ever-increasing following, and prices follow the trend. This one sold for reasonable money in today’s market but leaves no room for a more suitably colored interior. #24-1961 PORSCHE 356B T-5 Super cabriolet. S/N 155409. Eng. # 85105. Metallic Silver/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 31,249 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL km. A matching-numbers, concours-quality restoration. Hard to fault, with all the right bits as mentioned on the original invoice: black canvas top, red leather interior with red German square-weave woolen carpets, tonneau cover, two head rests, chromed luggage rack and two pairs of shoulder straps. All these items are still in place; original Becker radio #9-1964 AMPHICAR 770 convertible. S/N 101572. Red/white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 69,852 km. Three owners in the U.S. before it was exported to the Netherlands. It was overhauled cosmetically and mechanically in 2013. The body presents as new, but some accessories and all the chrome bits are slightly corroded. The instruments show their age, too. Vehicle remains to original specifica- light-surround broken. Dash not very clean. Defective a/c. Non-period Panasonic radio replaced with a more recent Blaupunkt. Immaculate engine bay. Comes with original invoice, owner’s manual and service booklet. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $218,006. A beautiful and well-maintained car. I thought the Bonhams valuation was a bit on the high side. But what was happening in Knokke? This car sold at the Bonhams’ 2014 Spa sale in May for $181k (SCM# 243896). I called it “relatively high, but still well bought.” Five months later almost $40k is added. Let’s say it: Well sold! #15-1962 PORSCHE 356B Rijkspolitie cabriolet. S/N 156096. Eng. # 811648. White/ black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 30,404 km. One of the first batch of 12 365s delivered to the “Rijkspolitie,” the Dutch State Police. Three are known to survive—one in the U.S., one in the Dutch Porsche Center and this one, in Belgium for the past decade. During restoration it proved to be exceedingly difficult to find all the original equipment that had been removed. The car is equipped with all the right bits, including the correct helmets. Everything looks in tip-top shape except for the blue AUR beacon that is cracked and wrapped in tape. tion, complete with life jackets and instruction manuals. Non-original plastic antenna. Fitted with new whitewalls. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $58,135. Never a commercial success, but now an iconic vehicle quite popular with collectors. “The fastest boat on the road and the fastest car in the water.” This example was very well cared for and sold squarely mid-estimate. Market priced. #10-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210009529. Eng. # 12798110008109. Red/black canvas/black hard top/white leather. Odo: 46,942 km. Older but very thorough and well-documented restoration. Recently, some of the chrome was replated and the bumpers were replaced. Some minor dents in doors. Nice interior with leather seats, uncracked steering wheel. Antenna and speakers, but no radio. New rubber cassette. Engine compartment dusty. Would benefit from some TLC. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $65,520. This car sold previously at the Bonhams’ Paris sale 2012 for $78k (SCM# 197369). Reserve was set a little higher this time. Seller knows now that not all classic car prices go up automatically. Especially not second-hand-looking examples. Price offered should have clinched the deal. #27-1970 PORSCHE 911E prototype cabriolet. S/N 9110210288. Eng. # 6208144. Silver/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 23,936 km. Bought as a Targa by the current owner around 2004. During restoration some special prototype features were said to be found, which might indicate that it was one of the six cabriolet prototypes Porsche built around 1969. And so it was restored to 1969 cabriolet specification. The car is in perfect condition, Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $297,941. There were quite a few bidders in the room for this rare piece of Dutch motoring history. In the end there were only two bidders remaining, one of whom was the Dutch owner of one of the most magnificent car museums in europe—a man well known in sale rooms around the globe. I suspect his opponent did not realize whom he was bidding against, or he might have given up earlier. But now you understand why this is probably the most expensive 1962 356 in the world. And it goes to the place where it really belongs. 98 carpets to protect the light-colored ones underneath. Clean engine bay. Big mud flaps behind rear wheels should be removed. Black factory hard top. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $81,389. The manual 4-speed gearbox is always a plus for the 230SL. This car was delivered new to Ursula Wirth, part of the Mercedes-Benz female Works team. There were quite a few bidders in the room, but the car sold just over its low estimate. Still a decent price for a Pagoda. #36-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 SWB limousine. S/N 10001212000624. Black/black leather. Odo: 70,144 km. Decent-looking SWB with relatively fresh paint and good panel fit. Good chrome. These can be very scary to put right. Sits well on its suspension and seems to run well also. Left plastic head- with some minor paint cracks and aluminumplated door sills that are not 100% straight. The interior is as-new, with a period Blaupunkt radio. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $98,829. Porsche has confirmed that this car was delivered in 1970 as a Targa. But there was never official confirmation that is was one of the six cabrio prototypes built. The restoration has been very well executed, but it will always be a “might have been.” Price paid was in line with that of an excellent 911E, so no real bonus for the cabrio story. #31-1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 Pull- man limousine. S/N 10001612002274. Black/ gray leather. Odo: 6,405 miles. Covered only 3,000 miles since restoration, but how come the timber surround of the windshield is falling apart? Too much sunshine? Chrome around taillights pitted, left plastic headlight surround broken. Otherwise very well cared for inside and out. Sits well on its wheels. Surround-sound cinema with 14-inch drop-down screen in back, explaining the black tinted windows and backup camera and nicely integrated screen in dash. Sunroof. Cond: 3+. Sports Car Market

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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL Online sales of contemporary cars 2014 SRT Viper Time Attack coupe Date sold: 12/10/2014 eBay auction ID: 301431511989 Seller’s eBay ID: audi_part_source Sale type: Used car with 496 miles VIN: 1C3ADEAZ5EV300022 Details: Viper White over TA Black cloth; 8.4-liter V10 rated at 640 hp and 600 lbs-ft, 6-spd manual, RWD Sale result: $95,000, Best Offer, sf 387 MSRP: $120,480 (as equipped) Other current offering: At time of publication, there were no active sales of the 93 limited-edition Time Attack 2014 Viper models. 2014 BMW M6 coupe SOLD AT $225,272. A relatively rare sixdoor Pullman Limousine with interesting features and some history. Was four years on display at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey, U.K., before it was sold to the current owner in 2011 for $131k, which we called “slightly well bought” (SCM# 187733). Surpassed the high estimate here, but looking at recent Pullman sales, call it well bought and sold. ITALIAN #33-1933 LANCIA ASTURA convert- ible. S/N 302091. Eng. # 1094. Green/green/ gray canvas/green leather. RHD. Odo: 61,588 km. Delivered new in Holland and restored there at the end at the 1970s. Now in the hands of a noted Lancia collector. This early Pininfarina-bodied car still presents beautifully, with the right amount of patina. Clean engine bay and stainless-steel exhaust. Nice interior with all the right dials in place. Hood with scissors Date sold: 12/31/2014 eBay auction ID: 201240748695 Seller’s eBay ID: rlbautogroup Sale type: Used car with 5,171 miles VIN: WBSLX9C52ED160099 Details: Singapore Gray Metallic over Black Merino leather; 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 560 hp and 500 lbs-ft, 7-spd auto, RWD Sale result: $89,900, Buy It Now, sf 1994 MSRP: $126,425 (as equipped) Other current offering: Motorcars of Georgia in Atlanta, GA, offering a blue, 3,520-mile 2014 M6 for $105,500. 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe of everything. Aluminum and chrome very tired. Paintwork with orange peel and brush marks. Floor pan heavily corroded. Non-original seats in pretty good shape. Some mold in the back. Rear bumper bent. Left rear tire flat because rubber is disintegrating. Said to be running. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $6,976. This relatively rare variant of the Topolino looked nice from a distance with a nice color combo and canvas top. But a certain Italian word sprang to mind as I closed in: “rotto.” I don’t believe this needs translating. A very courageous buyer. #32-1954 LANCIA AURELIA B20 GT coupe. S/N B203019. Eng. # B203526. Green/brown cloth. RHD. Odo: 22,945 km. Recent and thorough restoration in Italy, including new floors and door skins, which is a good idea with B20s. Lots of new trim parts fitted in the process. Engine rebuilt with new pistons, valves, etc. Retrimmed interior. Nardi floor shift, but original plastic steering wheel. Excellent panel fit in BEST BUY adds to elegance. Original owner’s manual and instruction book, complete with parts list. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $115,920. A very usable post-Vintage Lancia, but cars like these have an ever-diminishing following. The $150k low estimate was optimistic, in my opinion. Previously offered but not sold at an undisclosed high bid at Silverstone Northampton shire in May of 2013 (SCM# 226821). #3-1954 FIAT TOPOLINO Belvedere Date sold: 12/10/2014 eBay auction ID: 231408776357 Seller’s eBay ID: scottsdalesportscargroup Sale type: Used car with 2,718 miles VIN: SCA665C5XEU84790 Details: Arctic White over Crème Light leather; 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V12 rated at 624 hp and 590 lbs-ft, 8-spd auto, RWD Sale result: $288,000, But It Now, sf 62 MSRP: $284,900 (base) Other current offering: Desert European Motorcars in Rancho Mirage, CA, asking $350,200 for a 2,245-mile 2014 Wraith in Diamond Black. ♦ 100 estate. S/N 487274. Red & cream/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 78,283 km. In need the best Lancia tradition. Correct and new Michelin X rubber. Hella driving lights look a bit too recent. Incorrect plugs in jack holes. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $135,227. One of the best B20s I have seen lately, and I see quite a lot of these. On top of that, it’s a 4th Series, the most desirable variant. An excellent resto, but where does the dark green color come from, and what about the interior in correct cloth but doubtful color? Seller wanted more initially, but he settled with highest offer postblock. Very well bought, as B20s are still underrated. #11-1959 LANCIA AURELIA B24 S convertible. S/N B24S1691. Eng. # B241811. Black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 4,897 km. Sold new to Belgian explorer Gaston de Gerlache, after his return as leader of the second Belgian expedition to Antarctica in 1957– 59. Continuous history since. The car was sold to Italy in recent years, where it underwent a comprehensive restoration. Very well kept, only rear bumper is not in line with rest of the car. Aluminum head of the engine is painted, as well as aluminum water duct behind top of Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL radiator. Aftermarket hard top by Belgian coachbuilder D’Ieteren delivered new with the car. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $398,000. In recent years, prices of Lancia B24 Spiders have rocketed, and the convertibles followed suit. This was one of the star lots of this sale, but bidding came up short of the $440k–$500k estimate. In recent years, quite a few of these were imported into Belgium by Marreyt Classics (there were three parked in front of the sale room), but this can’t be the reason that there were no takers. Thinking of it, this B24 has been on the market for almost a year now. #34-1963 LANCIA FLAMINIA 2.8 3C coupe. S/N 8261381129. Eng. # 8231001328. Gunmetal/cognac leather. Odo: 93,578 km. One of only 168 coupes produced with the 2.8 V6, according to the catalog. Restored to original specification some 10 years ago, but still looking the part. The wheels were restored more recently. Front bumper not shiny and with some scratches. Nice interior with original leather seats but new carpets. Stainless- tion documents. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $377,876. For a long time, Lancias of this era were neglected classics. That changed dramatically over the last few years, and rare items like the Zagatos have caught up with the other exotics of this period. Prices have more than doubled in the last two years. This was a magnificent example that went for a correct top-of-the-market price. Fair both ways. Last sold for $94k at Bonhams’ 2004 Fontvieille sale, then in #1 condition (SCM# 34147). #26-1966 JAGUAR 420 FT Bertone coupe. S/N IB78923DN. Blue/beige leather. Odo: 26,417 km. Commissioned by Ferruccio Tarchini, the Jaguar importer for Northern Italy. Based on the 420 saloon, presented in Geneva 1966. In need of much TLC. Chrome pitted and rusty. Paintwork dull and badly scratched. Both door handles blocked, preventing the doors from closing. Interior retains original leather, driver’s seat is baggy and torn, as is rear seat. XKE-style steering wheel. very clean; only a few km since restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $46,508. This 1st series 1750 GTV is said to be a one-owner car until 2011. These are the most desirable GTVs. This one was very well prepared for the sale and one of the best I’ve seen in recent years (although there are sexier colors than Grigio Chiaro Metalizzato). I’d call this very well bought. #18-1969 MASERATI MEXICO 4.7 coupe. S/N AM1127501. Black/black leather. Odo: 71,454 km. Delivered new to Spain. Originally gold, but soon painted black. Never restored since, and the odo reading is original km. Paint job not perfect, with some dust marks and a hint of orange peel in places. Chrome is good, but louvers in the front fenders are soiled. Very well-preserved interior with original black leather and dials and steel exhaust and recent Michelin Classic rubber. Engine bay well cared for. ASI papers. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $94,469. The shortwheelbase coupe is much more balanced than the 2+2 variant. For a long time, these were almost neglected by the market, but things are changing, which is proved by this nice 3C selling for a healthy price. Well bought, though, because there is still some room for appreciation. #28-1965 LANCIA FLAMINIA Super Sport coupe. S/N 826232002060. Blue/blue/ red leather. Odo: 475 km. This rare car underwent a full mechanical and cosmetic restoration between 2001 and 2003 in Modena, IT. Paintwork, upholstery, trim, carpets and chrome were all renewed, and engine, transmission, brakes and suspension were rebuilt. The original and elegant color scheme was retained. The car has been little used since and Frigette a/c and period radio. Engine looks as if it has not turned for many years. Unable to start it, but it does turn over. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $75,575. According to the catalog, Bertone built two of these big coupes, believed to be one of the first designs of Marcello Gandini. Previously no-saled at $58k at Bonhams Oxford in June (SCM# 244379). The sister car sold for $116k at the Bonhams Paris sale of 2012 (SCM# 196858). This one is in for a major restoration (as was the other). But after that, it would be welcome at concours worldwide. Well bought. #14-1968 ALFA ROMEO GTV 1750 coupe. S/N AR1359457. Eng. # AR0054836700. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 41,224 km. This Belgian car was recently completely restored in Italy by a marque specialist. It comes with a complete documentation of the work carried out. Both outside and in, the car is asnew. Repainted in its original color. Excellent panel fit. The interior is largely original, in- switches in abundance. Period radio. Fitted with an original and very rare automatic transmission. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $109,003. One of only 175 4.7-liter cars out of 480 total, according to the catalog, and probably only a handful had an automatic transmission. Named in honor of John Surtees’ win in the 1966 Mexico Grand Prix with a CooperMaserati. This was quite a bit of money for an average example of the sporting four-seater. #12-1969 MASERATI SEBRING Series II 3700 coupe. S/N AM101S10683. Eng. # AM101S10683. Light blue/light blue/beige leather. Odo: 69,923 km. Sold new to France in 1969. From 1973 till now with the same owner, who stored it on blocks for some 30 years, which explains the lowish mileage. Cosmetic respray in original Celeste Chiaro, visible on opening the doors and lids. Cylinder still looks magnificent, although the engine bay does not present as well as the rest of the car. Offered with copies of the Italian registra- 102 cluding the three-point seat belts, woodrimmed steering wheel and Voxon radio. Only carpeting has been replaced. The engine bay is head modified to accept unleaded fuel. Lucas injection overhauled in England. Borranis recomissioned in Italy. Nice original interior with only driver’s seat a bit baggy. Engine bay a bit dusty. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $244,166. 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Bonhams Knokke-Heist, BEL ingly in demand. Excellent value compared with a contemporary DB5. And looking at recent prices, I’d call this very well bought. #7-1971 LANCIA FULVIA 1.6 HF coupe. S/N 818740003783. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 92,893 km. Bought in Italy in 2003. The car was raced on an amateur basis by its current owner, which is underlined by a series of stickers on the rear window. Restored since, with photographs on file. Paint fairly new, with some dust marks, and only applied on the outside. Light corrosion marks around head- #23-1973 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N 6580. Eng. # 10875. Red/black leather. Odo: 24,824 km. Restored to “better than new” standard in 1991/1992 by specialist Gipimotor in Brussels. Got a new interior with optional Daytona seats in the process. In same ownership since. Optional a/c fitted from new. 00ELA12708. Eng. # 735. Black/black/red leather. Odo: 32,763 km. One of only 323 examples built. Delivered new in Rome. Spent most of its life in the U.S. but came back to Europe around 2009, when it underwent a light-surrounds and wipers. Clean engine bay. Nice, clean interior in good condition. Said to have covered only 8,000 km since restoration of the engine, and not raced since. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $36,334. A 2nd Series example, much less in demand than the famous “Fanalone” with its big headlights. Good examples of these can command prices north of $50k. This one had all the right bits but still was an average example. I’d call this fairly well bought. #21-1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 coupe. S/N 15307. Eng. # 15307. Red/black leather. Odo: 876 km. Delivered new to the ChinettiGarthwaite dealership in Pennsylvania. Sold to current vendors in Germany in 1991. Partially restored in 2010 and covered only 3,000 km since. Converted to European spec earlier this year, together with major service, including new tires. Paintwork looks fresh and very well carried out. Original interior is in very good Paint and brightwork still in top shape. Driver’s door closing difficulty. New tires and recent Ansa exhaust. Clean engine bay. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $373,000. Dino values have been skyrocketing in the past few years. This seller wanted more than the high bid of $320k, and rightly so. This was a very wellkept example with just the right amount of patina. #1-1978 ALFA ROMEO 8C MONZA child’s toy car. Red/black/vinyl. RHD. Homemade child’s car with single-cylinder 50-cc Honda power. Body panels visibly made of cardboard or wood, showing age. Chassis and front axle crudely made of square tubing. Engine cover not closing well. Numerous chips, has clearly been enjoyed. Side exhaust might be hazardous if real. Two headlights in working order. Crudely made plexi aero screens. Steering wheel much too large. Radiator badge said to be from a real pre-war Alfa. Speeds up complete restoration inside and out. Numerous invoices with mind-boggling amounts on file. The car is in showroom condition, with only the driver’s seat showing some slight signs of usage. Hard to fault. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $421,477. A perfect example of one of the 20th century’s definitive supercars. Restored to such a degree that it’s almost a pity to drive it out of the sale room. It sold in the middle of its $380k–$440k estimate, so call it well bought and sold, but still a lot of money for a notvery-usable car. #19-1989 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFGJ34B000080022. Eng. # 16148. Red/red/beige leather. Odo: 36,442 km. Less than a year in hands of F1 World Champion Nigel Mansell. Continuous history since. Numerous invoices on file of work carried out. Odometer reading believed genuine. The last big intervention was done in 2012 at 35,800 km when cam belts and the water pump were replaced. Fuel tanks replaced in 2003. Only significant change in specification concerns TOP 10 No. 7 shape, looking almost new. Comes with original toolkit, owner’s manual and various documents. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $363,343. The less-loved of the 365 family, but still with V12 power. Delightful to drive, with power steering, independent suspension and disc brakes. Not long ago, considered one of the few affordable Ferraris. But these prices are going up, too. A nice example, but this one is running well ahead of the price trend. Well sold. 104 to 50 km/h, brakes in good order (hopefully). Spares included. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $40,097. It is worth noting that this car could qualify as an entry in the “Little Big Mans” race for scale-model cars during the Le Mans Classic weekend. For the rest it is just a toy car made by a loving enthusiast father for his son. At the sale there were several wealthy grandfathers bidding on it (for their grandsons, I suppose). There was also one unstoppable phone bidder, who might’ve bid differently if he’d seen the thing in the flesh. Extremely well sold. #16-1984 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP5000 S coupe. S/N ZA9C005- the interior, originally trimmed in red cloth, now reupholstered in beige leather. Seats look well used; headliner baggy. Union Jack and “Ex Nigel Mansell” signs on rear quarters. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $872,022. The star car of the sale. Delivered new to Nigel Mansell on March 30, 1989, and registered on Isle of Man plates as MAN 40N. He sold it at the end of the same year, and it changed hands multiple times. Top examples are hitting $1m these days, but this one has seen some miles. Looks market-correct, with the Nigel Mansell history thrown in for free. © Sports Car Market

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McCormick’s Palm Springs, CA McCormick’s 57th Palm Springs Collector Car Auction A tricked-out 2003 Hummer was jacked up so high that it could not get into the auction tent, but it still sold for $28k Company McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auctions Date November 21–22, 2014 Location Palm Springs, CA Auctioneers Frank Bizarro, Jeff Stokes, Rob Ross Automotive lots sold/offered 428/589 Sales rate 73% Sales total $7,702,838 High sale 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, sold at $153,300 2003 Hummer H2 custom SUV, sold at $28,350 Buyer’s premium 5%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics M aintaining a business for 27 years is an impressive feat. Maintaining and expanding a business for that long in the volatile collector car market is an even more admirable accomplishment. But that is ex actly what the McCormick family has achiev They found their sweet spot and have not stra The result this past November was a re setting $7.7m in total sales. The majority cars sold fell in the under-$50k range, but th say that higher-end cars don’t sell. The top seller was a 2005 McLaren SLR that realized $153k. A 1955 Chevy Nomad reached $68k and a 1956 Buick Roadmaster convertible sold for $76k. The McCormick’s team always manages to find a few quirky entries to make it interesting. How about a 1987 golf cart that Bob Hope used for $2,415, or a tricked-out 2003 Hummer at $28k? The Hummer was jacked up so high that it could not get into the auction tent, and I have no idea how a lady in a skirt would manage to get in or out. Over the years, Danny Koker Sr. has been a frequent visitor and buyer at the McCormick’s auction. Koker’s 106 Jr. was at this sale with the film crew from his TV program “Counting e History Channel. Those that follow the show will recognize the flatbed anny Sr. purchased at an earlier McCormick’s auction. ell-restored 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe convertible brought back some Palm Springs, CA memories for me, as that was my first high-school ride, purchased with my mowing funds. Of course, I had to trick mine up with Oldsmobile spinner bcaps and ’53 Buick taillights. Times change, and I now much prefer the stock look of the one McCormick’s sold for $36k. At least five 1950s Packards crossed the block on the day. The most unusual sale was a 1955 Caribbean convertible that ized $42k. At first glance it was a good buy, but on closer inspection it needed most everything. The front end was high in the air, and chrome, glass and paint all needed attention. A couple of decent examples have recently sold at auction for close to what was paid here, so it will be difficult to realize any upside on this one. As the dust settles on the November sale, it’s already time to get ready for their February 20–22, 2015, event. Hopefully the trend continues, and sales records will again fall by the wayside. ♦ Sales Totals real$10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 Sports Car Market 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

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McCormick’s Palm Springs, CA ENGLISH #88-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY BUGEYE SPRITE roadster. S/N AN5L11857. Dark green/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 36,721 miles. Introduced in 1958 and referred to as the “bugeye” in the U.S. and “frogeye” in Britain due to protruding headlamps on hood. Very light steel body with 948-cc BMC motor moved it right along. Basic interior with blue leather. Odo: 9,333 miles. Same owner for past 35 years. Selling so kids won’t fight over it. Respray in bright shade of Icebox White. Trim pitted. Interior in good order with seating not torn or badly worn. Appears to have been properly maintained, but other than a quick respray, used as a driver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $74,025. In much better condition, these have been pushing $200k. This one had a ways to go, but at this price the new owner can afford to spiff this up a bit. All things considered, the price was fair for both parties. #335-1967 AMPHICAR 770 convertible. S/N 102005. Red/white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 117 miles. “The sports car that swims,” but neither a decent car nor a decent boat. Seven knots on the water and 70 mph on the road = 770 model. About 800 built, with most coming to U.S. Big hole in dash where leather-covered dash. Original dog-dish wheel covers replaced with later wheels. Paint a bit dull and interior just okay. Not a very impressive example. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,500. Very average example that sold for a very average price. Guess that means that it all worked out and all should be happy. #185-1961 METROPOLITAN coupe. S/N E88900. Blue & white/white vinyl & fabric. Odo: 96,150 miles. Second-generation Metropolitan powered by larger Austin A50 motor. After 1957 they were marketed as American Motors and sold by Rambler dealers. Production ceased in 1960, but leftovers end was in sight by late 1935. The Aerodynamic Hupmobiles designed by Raymond Loewy were introduced in 1934, but as splendid as they were, it was too little, too late. New owner had better study up on Hupmobile history, as he will be asked a ton of questions wherever he goes with the car. Not a lot of money, but not a lot of car either. A true orphan. radio once lived. Numerous paint chips and rust bubbles on door. Interior worn. No anchors, cushion or even a paddle. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $43,050. A couple of bidders got carried away here, as the price paid should buy an example that would be in far better condition. Well sold indeed. Previously sold for $26k on eBay in 2006 (SCM# 40477). BEST BUY #248-1979 PORSCHE 911SC Targa. S/N 9119211251. Silver/black/red leather. Odo: 69,567 miles. One of were sold for two more years. This example finished with unusual metallic paint. A few touch-ups here and there. About 860 sold in 1961. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,850. Think the seller got all the money on this one. Weird color would scare off most buyers, but not the case here. Very well sold. GERMAN #566-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 7502470. White/blue fabric/ Authenticity. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $36,488. Porsche lovers will look back at a sale like this in a few short years as “the one that got away.” even today, another five grand would have been very reasonable, and in a few years it will be money in the bank. Bet the buyer still has a big smile on his face. Buy of the auction. 108 about 3,600 Targas built for 1979. First year power brakes standard. U.S. equipment package included cruise and power antenna. Equipped with air and optional leather interior. Body straight and solid with interior in good order. Presented with Porsche Certificate of several areas. Very acceptable brightwork. Interior in good order and engine clean and tidy. One of 3,723 1937 phaetons. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,950. So you want to make your mark flipping cars? Here’s how not to do it. This Ford phaeton sold at last year’s McCormick’s November sale for $63k (SCM# 242807). One year later, that buyer takes a hit of at least $25k. This buyer did just fine. #225-1941 BUICK SUPER Series 50 convertible. S/N 14208741. Yellow/tan leather. Odo: 10 miles. For 1941, Buick offered the convertible as a Special, Super and Roadmaster. First year for Compound Carburation, which was two 2-barrel carburetors with one kicking in under acceleration. This is an attractive car, but paint seems a bit bright. Only issue is paint touch-up on hood. Lots of Sports Car Market #249-1937 FORD MODEL 78 Deluxe phaeton. S/N 4058329. Tan/tan fabric/ tan leatherette. Odo: 16,521 miles. First year for Ford to mount headlamps in fender. The Deluxe featured woodgrain interior moldings and exterior trim brightwork. This example equipped with radio and clock. Window fit off a bit and top stained. Orange peel noted in AMERICAN #502-1935 HUPMOBILE 517W sedan. S/N W9807. Gray & black/gray fabric. Odo: 11,895 miles. Painted with a strange metallic gray paint. Very cool hood ornament. Body straight and solid. The 517W was the entrylevel Hup with a slightly modified Ford body by Murray. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,275. Hupmobile produced cars from 1909 until 1941, but with serious management issues, the

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McCormick’s Palm Springs, CA 1-. SOLD AT $36,225. Car could have sold for a touch more without issue, but the seller took the money on the table. Buyer should be happy, as he has a fun car that will draw all kinds of attention and smiles. #265-1948 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION goodies including fender skirts, radio and clock. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $54,600. This was a record year for Buick, and if you want one, they are available. But to get it to this condition will take a bunch of checks. This buyer got there the easy way and just wrote one big check. Last seen at Mecum Houston in April of 2014, not sold at $60k (SCM# 252481). #112-1946 CHEVROLET 3100 pickup. S/N EAA460592. Gray & black/gray tweed. Odo: 87,093 miles. 216-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Very nicely restored, albeit not to 100% stock specs. Attractive paint, although two-tone is not a factory combination. Black was standard fender color, but gray not offered for body. Even so, it looks good. Fitted with optional Regal convertible. S/N 408076. Black/tan fabric/tan vinyl. Odo: 27,174 miles. 170-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. One of only about 8,000 1948 convertibles built. With optional hill holder, power top, radio and heater. Also has luxury steering wheel with horn ring. Attractive paint der. Hard top-equipped. No soft top seen. One of 16,155 first-year T-birds. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,525. This sold at the low end of the scale, even with issues noted. It could have easily sold for another five grand without issue. This one fell through the cracks, so well bought indeed. with a few swirls. Interior in good order and decent chrome. Cool car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,988. The 1948 Champion was little changed from the previous year. It was part of the Regal Deluxe line. These can push $75k if the sun and moon align correctly, so this was a decent buy. Not a perfect car but certainly very presentable. Well bought. radio antenna and front bumper/grille guard. Fabric interior. Strong package. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $24,990. Properly presented pickups continue to be hot property, and this was no exception. The liberties taken during restoration really only matter if going trophy hunting, so if it looks this good, who cares? All should be pleased here. #244-1948 PLYMOUTH P-15 Special Deluxe convertible. S/N 23198140346. Sumac Red/tan Haartz cloth/tan fabric. Odo: 8,529 miles. 218-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. The 1948 Plymouth P-15 models were identical to the prior year’s offering. The convertible was only offered as Special Deluxe and was priced at $1,857. This example fitted with fog lights and bumper/grille guards. Very attractive in the vinyl bench seating. Gauges bright and readable. A very basic 3100 pickup that was well restored. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $21,000. Price paid here was the going rate for a very presentable restoration. Not a home run for the seller, but not a giveaway either. Fair all around. #24-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- “right” colors. Little to fault here on a stunning example. My first high-school car. Cond: 110 vertible. S/N P5FH234510. Thunderbird Blue/white hard top/turquoise & white vinyl. Odo: 8,894 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. First year for the Thunderbird with new OHV V8. Chrome wires added; correct for 1956, not ’55. Equipped with Ford-O-Matic and power seat. Finished in Thunderbird Blue—one of only three early color choices. Numerous paint chips and blems in paint. Interior in good or- #346-1951 CHEVROLET 3100 pickup. S/N JBA568300. Burgundy/black vinyl. Odo: 72,162 miles. 216-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. A very attractive pickup. Slightly modified with a B&M shifter. Paint sparkles in bright sunlight but is cracked in several areas due to overapplication. Brightwork in good order. Black #514-1955 PACKARD CARIBBEAN convertible. S/N 55881374. Rose, white & onyx/white vinyl/red, black & white leather. Odo: 81,214 miles. 352-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Only 500 1955 convertibles built. From a distance, this one looks like a speedboat taking off under full power. Up close, it needs everything. Emblems held on with tape. Radio out and switches missing. No wipers. Windows delaminating. Paint thin and scratched. Interior worn but better than rest of car. Trunk full of parts. On the Caribbean, everything was standard except air. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $41,738. Okay, math test: The last couple of 1955 Caribbeans that sold at auction realized less than $60k. How do you get there from here with a car that needs it all? Don’t think you can. #464-1956 BUICK ROADMASTER Se- ries 70 convertible. S/N 7C2006197. Apricot & Dover White/white vinyl/black & white leather. Odo: 286 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Awarded an AACA first place in 2000 and still fresh and crisp. Unusual color combo is striking, but anyone who doesn’t love it is going to hate it. The Roadmaster’s sweepspear did not dip all the way to the rocker panel, unlike the lesser models. Deluxe wheelcovers, Variable-Pitch Dynaflow, power steering and brakes came standard. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $76,125. 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McCormick’s Palm Springs, CA Roadmaster and bid it to a strong number. The best of the best can push six figures, but this one falls a bit short of that. Well sold. #260-1956 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY wagon. S/N W5670137. White/ black vinyl & plaid fabric. Odo: 50,368 miles. 354-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The Town & Country wagon was part of the New Yorker series, and a little over 2,700 were produced in 1956. All Chryslers had the unique push-button transmission with the button on the left side of the dash. This one with a long list of needs. #245-1959 DESOTO ADVENTURER 2-dr hard top. S/N M491100519. White & gold/white & black fabric. Odo: 50,141 miles. 383-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. A well-presented example with a wiper scratch on the windshield and numerous paint chips. Still has the original and tattered door sill. One of only 590 produced. Equipped with swivel front driver’s seat and high-performance V8 with dual and the trunk appears to be sprung. A starter car that needs lots of work. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,925. Less than 10 grand for a decent Packard driver does not seem like a bad deal. Spend some time upgrading it a bit, drive and enjoy, then move on down the line. Can’t see how the new owner can lose any money in the deal. #232-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-dr Chrome on bumpers needs to be redone. Dash badly cracked. Horn ring broken, and the list goes on. Needs everything, and we have yet to look under the hood. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,925. Price was certainly cheap enough, but there is a long road ahead. If the new owner can do some of the heavy lifting, then there just might be light at the end of the tunnel. #457-1956 PACKARD 400 2-dr hard top. S/N 56871482. Scottish Heather, black & white/black fabric & white vinyl. Odo: 84,245 miles. 374-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A very original example still in the same Scottish Heather/ black/white it was born with. Now showing ravages of time; thin and buffed-through in places. Trim and interior also worn. Push-button Ultramatic transmission selector on steer- brightwork on bumpers. Very presentable example in the right colors. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $45,150. Market has softened a bit on these, so the price paid here was about right. A few years back this would have been a bargain, but things go up and things go down. #226-1957 MERCURY TURNPIKE CRUISER convertible. S/N 57LA41704M. Red & white/white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 43,693 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The Turnpike Cruiser was loaded with all kinds of gidgets and gadgets. All power items came standard. Only 1,265 convertibles built at a list price of $4,103. Noticeable paint chip on right front fender. Trunk medallion crazed. Top is ing column. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,338. The Four Hundred was a step below the Caribbean but is worlds apart in pricing. In restored condition these can push $40k, but can you get there from here? With a shade-tree mechanic and painter to take care of the heavy lifting, there’s a chance. Solid car, so good bones to start with. I’d like to see this next year. #375-1956 PACKARD CLIPPER Deluxe sedan. S/N 56221598. Two-tone blue/gray vinyl & fabric. Odo: 91,047 miles. 352-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. The Clipper Deluxe was the entrylevel Packard for 1956. Priced at $2,731, it was also the largest seller, with 5,715 leaving dealer showrooms. This one has a long list of needs, including the cracked rear vent window and most of the trim being badly pitted. The unattractive light blue paint needs attention, 112 crisp and clean; paint in good order. An interesting ’50s convertible that is often overlooked in the collector world. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $53,550. A lot of 1950s cars are on the shady side of the hill of late, and this one falls in that category. A few years back this could have done another $10k–$15k with these issues, but not today. Market-correct pricing. Sports Car Market hard top. S/N VC578L89084. Matador Red & India Ivory/red vinyl & fabric. Odo: 61,982 miles. 265-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Iconic Tri-Five Bel Air. Finished in popular two-tone combinations. Body straight and solid. Very attractive interior. Couple of minor issues with 4-barrels. A very attractive Saturday night cruiser with lot of oomph. The Adventurer was the top of the line and had gold color sweep inserts with the grille also finished in gold. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,700. This sold for a middle-of-the-road price and was a bit better than that, so I will call it well bought. Here’s your ticket to the All Orphans Car Show and a chance at some hardware. #309-1959 DESOTO FIRESWEEP Sportsman 2-dr hard top. S/N M412104223. Dawn Gray & white/white/tri-tone blue vinyl & fabric. Odo: 49,658 miles. 361-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. 1959 was the year of fins and air scoops. While the DeSoto’s fins were not that exaggerated, relatively speaking, they added three air scoops to the front bumper. The Firesweep was the entry-level DeSoto, with the 2-door Sportsman priced at $2,967. This is a striking example with period curb feelers and pushbutton transmission. Interior in good order; no issues with the paint. Few scratches in bumpers, but nothing serious. Strong presentation. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $33,600. Price paid here was in line with the current market, so all is well with the world. Fifties cars have been a bit soft of late, but this one has a lot of appeal and should hold its value. Well bought and well sold. #270-1959 RAMBLER REBEL sedan. S/N 41195. Mauve & rose/tri-tone vinyl. Odo: 55,357 miles. 250-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The Rebel and Rambler shared the same body, but

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McCormick’s Palm Springs, CA the Rambler was V8-powered. This one finished in Cotillion Mauve and Hibiscus Rose— no, I did not make that up. Also equipped with Flash-O-Matic push-button transmission along with fold-down seat. A nice presentation with no major issues noted. Striking livery in decent condition with a couple of minor nicks. Slight scratching on rear bumper. Interior very nice. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,750. This 1959 V8 Rebel sold for five grand less than Lot 268, the 6-cylinder 1960 Rambler wagon. Given the choice, I think I’d park this one in my garage. Sold for expected money. #268-1960 RAMBLER AMERICAN wagon. S/N B196846. Chatsworth Green & white/brown vinyl & fabric. Odo: 88,194 miles. 196-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. The high-school dream car with fold-down seats, which were a $15 option. Underpowered, but parked at the drive-in, who cares? Finished in Chatsworth Green in very nice condition with only minor The paint on the roof is bubbling, and the trim is pitted. The glass is also delaminating, but other than that it looks okay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,925. A needs-everything car that sold for the right price, all things considered. Have to admire the guy who tackles this project. #259-1964 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N 4Y86N412991. White/white vinyl/brown vinyl. Odo: 32,276 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Standard equipment includes all the power goodies and an automatic transmission. These are referred to as the “Slab Side” Continentals. This one with straight and solid doors that haven’t been dinged or dented. Numerous touch-ups noted, and the trim is touch-ups. Attractive interior. Period eggbeater curb feelers. Popular car, with about 30,000 wagons produced in three series. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,950. A couple of bidders were trying to relive their youth and bid this up to an aggressive price. Just don’t let your teenage son borrow it. Well sold. #196-1962 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- vertible. S/N 60F071237. White/black fabric/ black vinyl. Odo: 40,001 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. 1962 was the 60th anniversary for Cadillac, but they offered only a mild facelift over the previous year. Refinished with a very pitted. Interior in good order, with fairly new very white top. Almost 18 feet in length. About 3,300 convertibles produced in 1964. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,725. It pays to check the available space in your garage before bidding, as these are even bigger than they look. Perfect car for the local parade or to take the gang to Sunday dinner. If anything, the price paid was a bit light, as these can go for close to $50k. Call this one well bought. #263-1964 PONTIAC GTO replica con- vertible. S/N 824M4472. Turquoise/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 63,573 miles. 389-ci white respray. Brightwork pitted and oxidized. Vent wing handle broken. A Cadillac, but not a very exciting one. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $32,550. This Cadillac has a few needs, but addressing them will not increase the value a whole bunch. Might as well just drive and enjoy. Perfect vehicle to terrorize the neighborhood. Climbed up in the cab, but found it was easier getting up than down. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $28,350. A decent used 2003 Hummer brings about $16k, so the buyer paid a premium for all the custom work. I’m willing to bet the seller had a lot more invested than what was realized, though. © #69-1964 FORD THUNDERBIRD coupe. S/N 4Y83Z106283. Rangoon Red/ black vinyl. Odo: 18,059 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. In the desert sun, the red paint glimmers and all looks good until you walked a bit closer. The top is a half a shade off from the body, and there is orange peel everywhere. V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Call it what you will— clone, tribute or just plain replica—it’s not the real thing with the three 2-barrels added. Unusual color is love-it-or-leave-it affair. Interior in good order, but exterior trim fit off a bit. Issue with rear convertible window. If you are looking for attention driving down the street, then this is the one. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,700. Offered by a well-known dealer who does not make many miscues. After some hesitation on the block, he took the deal, so I’m willing to bet he was just fine. #550-1984 EXCALIBUR SERIES IV roadster. S/N 1XARF2312EM841462. White/ white vinyl/white & red leather. Odo: 18,670 miles. 305-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A well-maintained, low-mileage example with no real issues. Styled after the 1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK by Brooks Stevens for Studebaker. After a few bankruptcies, production continued into early 1990s. Fitted with Chevy 5.0L V8. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $47,250. Far better quality than other kit cars of the era, but I still think these are an acquired taste. Price paid here was in line with other recent sales, so square with the world here. #239-2003 HUMMER H2 custom SUV. S/N 5GRGN23U83H113130. White/tan leather. 6.0-L fuel-injected V8, auto. 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Bonhams Oxford, U.K. Bonhams — December Oxford Sale The restored 1970 DeTomaso Mangusta looked both evil and relatively cheap at $196k Company Bonhams Date December 7, 2014 Location Oxford, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 50/63 Sales rate 79% Sales total $3,654,317 High sale 1970 DeTomaso Mangusta, sold at $195,602 Buyer’s premium 1970 DeTomaso Mangusta coupe, sold at $195,602 15% up to $78,480, 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.64) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics F or its second Oxford visit of 2014, Bonhams laid on the usual mix of classics, collectibles, restoration projects and oddities — such as three ex- military vehicles, in this case. The Daimler Ferret armored scout car (sold at $34k) was remarkably complete, even down to the demilled rifle on the turret, and the Air Portable Land Rover SIII represented good value for any working Landie (at $7k), but the 1956 Bedford “Green Goddess” attracted the most attention — at 10 feet high and 18 feet long, it was hard not to — and sold for $11k. These Bedford appliances, originally devised for the British army and issued to Oxford, U.K. the Auxiliary Fire Service to provide water-pumping facility in the aftermath of the nuclear attack so feared and expected in the 1960s, won the nation’s hearts when the British Army pressed them into service to cover firefighters’ strikes in 1997 and 2002. Of course the nuclear attack never came, so most were disposed of with low mileage and little use. This one was remarkably complete with pumps and ladders — the ultimate boy’s big toy and ideal if you had a country forest estate to protect, say. Within the past decade, BMW has kept more than one in readiness at its nearby Cowley plant, where the modern Mini is assembled. Anyway, fantasies aside, and on to others. 1986 Lamborghini LM002 SUV, sold at $155,196 116 The Mangusta looked both evil and relatively cheap at $196k, it was a bit of a shock seeing a Lambo LM002 inside a small showroom (it sold at $155k), and the FIA race Mini ($54k) looked like a much cheaper alternative to the storied car we profiled last month, although it wasn’t as nice. Yet another Aston Martin DB2/4 project made the usual £90k ($143k), and an Aston Martin DBS V8 — partly restored, mostly in boxes and almost ready to put back together — could have been yours for one bid over $70k if you love really big jigsaw puzzles. ♦ Sales Totals $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2014 2013

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Bonhams Oxford, U.K. ENGLISH #328-1912 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50-HP Silver Ghost 4-dr tourer. S/N 1905E. Eng. # Y48E. Green, black & aluminum/black cloth/ green leather. RHD. Nice very used condition. Now on its fourth body, with older crazed paint, radiator and lights slightly dulled, very distressed old leather with horsehair stuffing good order with straight body, apart from one ding in left front fender. Excellent dash and in this family ownership for 75 years. Not run much in past 40 years, but various mechanical work suggests it could go without too much trouble. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $134,114. Sold twice over top estimate, so somebody else liked it, too. Very “original” cars like this are a rare find. I’d just change the seals and fluids, wipe it over with an oily rag, and run it as-is. The numbers suggest “very well sold,” but I’d just venture that all parties concerned were being realistic. instruments. Well-patinated leather with many buttons missing. Slightly frayed top. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,920. When I say ex-Bill Boddy, I mean he sold it some time in the late 1940s or early 1950s. Sold today just under lower estimate. #316-1933 MG MIDGET J1 special showing through. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $420,474. Originally a landaulette by Salmons & Sons, then rebodied in same style by Barker before a tourer body was fitted; this replacement fitted in 1980. Sold where expected and did slightly less than the almost concours bitsa 1912 Ghost that Bonhams sold the week before at New Bond Street (Lot 21, $469k). #358-1923 MORRIS OXFORD 11.9-hp van. S/N 21921. Eng. # 378388. Blue & black/black leather. RHD. Originally a tourer, then a pickup, this body since the ’60s. Appealing, but with a slightly faded air about it. Body straight, older paint with some rust coming through on front fenders, Rexine top okay. spotlights. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $46,901. Once owned by British racer Mike Hawthorn’s dad. Well sold 30% over estimate, probably based on weak cosmetics—but a dealer based near the sale has a slightly nicer J2 from the same year up for £34,500 ($53,267). Hydraulics will affront the purists, but who really wants cable brakes? #335-1934 BENTLEY 3½ LITRE tourer. S/N B171AE. Green/red leatherette. RHD. Odo: 52,656 miles. Lovely old Derby, looks incredibly original. But it isn’t, as it first ran Whittingham & Mitchel tourer coachwork. This body, originally off a Lagonda, was fitted in the late 1930s. Well patinated, though, and Nickel radiator shell and brass headlights have a nice sheen but aren’t overpolished. Seat pad leather is older but still serviceable. Not driven for a while and no documents. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $11,250. Getting a V5C shouldn’t be a problem. Bid just £800 ($1,250) below lower estimate, which I thought should have been enough to buy it. #353-1928 ALVIS 12/50 roadster. S/N 5942. Aluminum/red leather. RHD. Odo: 5,357 miles. The ex-Bill Boddy “duck’sback,” said to have covered only 500 miles in the past 42 years, though recently run. Very 118 sports roadster. S/N 0490BK. Eng. # 1283AJ72. Black/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 42,156 miles. J1 is notionally a four-seater, J2 the true two-seater, but there’s not a lot of difference. Well maintained and enjoyed but bubbled and dust-marked paint, good older seat vinyl, aero screens. Once with Ford 10 engine, now with correct motor fitted, hydraulic brakes, twin transverse leaf. Raced until recently in South Africa. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $19,500. Known as the “Ugly Duck.” First appeared in this form in 1962. An inexpensive way into FJ if it had sold for anything like the £15k ($23,500) lower estimate, but it’s unlikely to be a front-runner, which is probably why buyers stayed away. #359-1955 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH limousine. S/N DLW112. Silver/ beige leather. Odo: 94,217 miles. Odd-looking animal with Silver Dawn-type headlights. But in good order. Originally primrose over garnet. Excellent paint and veneers, good plating. #363-1952 COOPER MK 6 single-seater. S/N Mk61052. Yellow/black vinyl. MHD. Very modified Cooper running a Ford Anglia engine, so no longer eligible for 500 F3 but qualifies for Formula Junior. Porsche 356 transmission with shifter on left chassis rail and conventional wishbone/trailing arm rear suspension replacing Norton gearbox and Creased and worn leather, moth-eaten door seals, carpets better. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $48,705. Originally owned by Maurice Kinn, owner of New Musical express, has been in the U.S., recently used for weddings, today sold 10% under lower estimate. How the mighty fall... #354-1956 BEDFORD RLHZ “Green Goddess” fire tender. S/N N/A. Green/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 3,440 miles. “Green God- Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Oxford, U.K. dess” of the type that won a nation’s hearts when the army stepped in using these devices, mothballed in 1968, during firefighters’ strikes in 1997 and 2002. This one appears complete and fully functioning with pipes, main pump, Climax firepump in side locker, ladders, tools HCS8069. Blue/blue vinyl. RHD. Odo: 3,312 miles. Original and unrestored, with very low mileage. Unworn seat vinyl. Spare wheel has never been on car, and tool bag allegedly never opened. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,843. I’ve driven one of these to Monte Carlo and back, you know. An amazing price, but its very unique selling point makes it unusable, so it’s destined to continue as a museum piece. #330-1959 ASTON MARTIN DB MK III coupe. S/N AM30031766. Eng. # DBA1146. Gray primer/red leather. RHD. Stripped restoration project with all bits in boxes, including and bell. Roof-mounted spotlight still swivels, lightly corroded instrument bezels, cracked steering wheel rim. Marvellous big boy’s toy, with operating manuals. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,823. Sold for comparative peanuts (last one that went through a dealer was £10k)— just the thing if you have a large estate that needs firefighting capability. Or may have gone to BMW’s nearby Mini plant, which apparently already has a couple. #321-1957 JAGUAR XK 150 SE coupe. S/N S824545DN. Maroon/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 88,024 miles. Original RHD overdrive car. Fresh from restoration with good door fit and paint. Brightwork is either a very good sold on the hammer but a deal was done immediately post-sale for basically half the top estimate. Thankfully, there’s not a lot out there like this, so it’s hard to make a comparison, but a decent stock FX4 would be only a couple of thousand dollars... about the same as this horror’s nearest doppelganger, a “Razoredge” Triumph. An expensive purchase for the collector who doesn’t know when to stop. #334-1960 BENTLEY S2 Continental retrimmed seats and replacement reconditioned motor. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $142,898. Another £90k paid for another DB resto project. At least the market agrees with itself. #367-1959 MORRIS MINI MINOR De- luxe 2-dr sedan. S/N MA2S4L4864. Blue/ gray & blue vinyl. RHD. Odo: 77,127 miles. Tired older repaint in original color, but appears basically solid. Patch repairs to rockers and floors, jig brackets missing. Rear subframe looks solid enough. Original interior thought to be the last one left. Last sold at Bonhams’ 2008 Monaco sale for $89k. Offered but not sold at Bonhams Goodwood in September of 2011 at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 189346). Here it sold well over estimate. Well done considering the tired condition. #355-1962 DAIMLER FERRET Mk 2 rechrome or repop. Seat leather is new, original vinyl on door cards. Four-pot calipers on front. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $86,586. Sold midestimate at the right money for an unremarkable but very tidy XK with nothing left to do except enjoy it. #338-1958 AUSTIN A35 sedan. S/N AS5- vinyl in fair order. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,039. Originally a left-hand-drive car exported to Sweden, but rejected, returned home, converted to RHD by the factory and sold second-hand to employees. (And pleasingly still with its original Oxford registration number.) In this family ownership since 1960. Sold on the phone. #345-1960 AUSTIN FX4 sedanca brougham. S/N FX4AT033U010. Black/gray velour. Odo: 15,741 miles. Coachbuilt London taxi, one of three commissioned by Armenian businessman Nubar Gulbenkian, this one with a straight-six Ford motor. Hideous but in very good order, with lovely opera lamps offset by tacky wicker-effect appliqué on side and rear sections. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,750. Not 120 Sports Car Market armored scout car. S/N N/A. Green/black vinyl. MHD. Development of the Dingo. In good brush-painted order. Unusually, it retains all of its army kit, complete with decommissioned rifle on turret, plus stove, army jumper coupe. S/N BC27AR. Silver & blue. RHD. Odo: 35,131 miles. Mostly good older paint, now with a few bubbles, nice plating, top wedged slightly open. Inside, faded, cracked timber and tired leather. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $125,330. One of only five made like this and

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Bonhams Oxford, U.K. cables, etc. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $34,274. Sold just over top estimate at three times the money of the Green Goddess. #331-1962 FORD LOTUS CORTINA 2-dr sedan. S/N Z74C065917. White/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 2,859 miles. Pre-Aeroflow racer, but on leaf springs. Clean and straight, couple of paint chips out of hood. Perspex windows. Big-sump motor said to have done only 100 miles since rebuild, but catalog also says it has done an endurance race at the Nürburgring, plus Spa and some AMOC races, so #342-1965 AUSTIN MINI Cooper S 2-dr sedan. S/N AA2S7S695531. Green/black velour. RHD. Chassis number shows it didn’t start life as a Cooper, and badged as a Morris (with a nice Downton badge on the trunk lid), but solid and in good raceable order. Slightly orange-peeled paint and wavy side trim—de- it’s a massive jigsaw puzzle for anyone who doesn’t know the cars. Sold in the room over estimate, which shows the potential of restored cars, all the while being dragged higher by the continued rise of the DB5 and 6. #333-1972 CHEVRON-FORD B20 racer. S/N B20729. Red & white/black vinyl. MHD. In good recently restored order. Rare FVC fitted, with a spare 190-hp 1600 BDM motor on pallet. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $77,566. Extensively raced in New Zealand and Australia, it’s probably most safely described as an unknown quantity. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $50,508. Chassis number suggests it started as a Ford company vehicle. Bought from Bonhams & Brooks’ sale at Silverstone 2001 for $17k (SCM# 24280). Here it sold at the lower end of estimate. Cheaply bought for a racer, though it will need more spending before it’s a front-runner. #332-1963 BENTLEY S3 Continental Flying Spur 4-dr sedan. S/N BC150XA. Eng. # 75ABC. Gray/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 50,980 miles. One of 68 built, according to catalog. Door fit excellent, goodish older paint with a few sub-surface prep marks. A few polish marks in radiator shell, bumpers are better. Seat leather lightly creased, veneers deeply varnished and excellent. Period Radiomobile; altimeter and thermometer on glovebox lid tails that don’t matter on the track. Welded-in cage, dropped column, fresh-ish Swiftune motor with only one race (fastest lap, well under a minute at Brands Hatch). Cond: 3. SOLD AT $54,116. Racer Mini rather like the car we profiled last month (Lot 228 at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival, $139k). Half the price but not as nice, and without the other car’s Goodwood provenance. #325-1969 JAGUAR XKE Series II con- vertible. S/N 1R1263. Black/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 58,346 miles. Recent restoration, straight and shiny, with a few dust marks in and launching Steve Millen as a “name.” Well sold, but the spare motor represents at least $15k. Selling it here makes sense because historic Formula 2 is on the up, and this could be a front-runner. Recently offered at Bonhams Chichester in June, but not sold then at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 250511). #361-1975 LAND ROVER SERIES III 88-in Air Portable military utility vehicle. S/N 95103943A. Green/tan canvas/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 31,716 miles. Third ex-military vehicle in the sale. In good “driver” order, brush-painted, still smells of fresh paint inside. Good, solid, some chassis welding. Various new bits, such as door catches, axle loops— and reconditioned crate engine, reportedly. paint, lightly creased leather. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $113,032. Well sold, over estimate. I couldn’t get fired up about this one, although obviously the buyer had no such qualms. #366-1971 ASTON MARTIN DBS V8 coupe. S/N DBSV810313RC. Eng. # V5401735V. Green. RHD. Body done and partly painted, and the rest of it is all there in boxes... one hopes. Motor complete and converted to carbs. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $81,174. Rare since new. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $195,602. Originally supplied to Jersey. Sold at lower end of estimate range, but still near retail price. These four-door “coupes” are rightly much cheaper than the R-type and S1 Continentals they’re modeled on, but probably fool enough of the people enough of the time. A stock S3 in similar condition would be something like a quarter of the price paid, though, so not quite sure who’s winning here. 122 Electrics converted from 24 volts to 12, van tires fitted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,035. Great thing about the Air Portables is that you can’t easily age them, so this could be a IIa for all most folks know. Good value for a working and usable Landie of any denomination, with some suitors possibly put off by the rough paint, so I’d call this a shrewd buy. #349-1985 JAGUAR XJS Lister 7-liter model and another scary resto project. What’s been done looks to have been done well, but HE convertible. S/N SAJJNACW3CC123391. Black/black cloth/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 8,326 miles. XJS on steroids, converted 1996 and recently restored with body Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Oxford, U.K. kit off, lots of new metal and proper rustproofing. Excellent, straight and shiny. Leather unworn, so it must have been retrimmed since last time we saw it. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $113,910. Last sold at this auction in March of 2012 before restoration with 6,471 miles for $30k (SCM# 197028). Here it did much better, selling well over top estimate with three bidders online and one in the room. Before that it sold at Bonhams’ 2008 Goodwood sale for $22k, having allegedly been part of the Royal fleet. #308-1987 JAGUAR XJS HE Lynx Eventer by Gucci hatchback. S/N SAJJNAEW3BA141792. Blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 27,090 miles. Lynx Eventer with a difference: This was going to be the first of a run of 20 Gucci-branded cars, so the interior is hideous fake blue croc-skin. Matching twotoned leather-wrapped steering wheel looks like something out of the Flintstones. Alcantara dash top, white dials. Couple of bleach marks on rear seat, failing struts for rear hatch. Lacquer peeling off alloys, paint a bit edgy at the front end, especially around the holes in overdrive-equipped 1964 Jaguar S-type. With Hurst 4-speeder. Interior looks vaguely period, with lightly creased leather, although the unbraced roll bar looks pointless. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,077. Sold at Bonhams’ Beaulieu auction this past September for $35,607 (SCM# 252310) and offered again here with one mile added. Not a profitable move once you’ve deducted the premiums, but apparently market-correct. GERMAN #307-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304220008721. Cream/ blue cloth/blue MB-Tex. RHD. Odo: 7,250 miles. Early car with rare manual, which I like on these but the market generally doesn’t for some reason. Older 1990s paint, getting edgy at the back of rockers, usual weld repairs in rear chassis legs, large door gaps and innerheadlight swages missing after fender replacement. Interior all good, with sideways-facing Originally supplied to Tokyo. Last of the three white SLs offered at this auction and the only one to sell, at mid-estimate and something like the right money. #324-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412012511. White/ white hard top/red leather. U.S.-spec car, good overall following £12k ($18,500) refurb, including new-looking red leather. Top and hubcaps have changed from red to white since last time we saw it, which suits it better. With side- ways-facing rear seat. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $50,951. Last sold by Silverstone Auctions in July for £36,800 ($56,818); here, bidding came up short against a £38k ($59k) bottom estimate after some more money had been spent. U.S.-spec headlights really give the game away in Europe, and I don’t know how the vendor thought he was going to flip it for a profit. ITALIAN #343-1970 DETOMASO MANGUSTA the front fenders where the Gucci badges have been removed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $66,743. Displayed at the 1990 Geneva Motor Show with a £100k ($160k then) price tag, but thankfully the Gucci company did not share Paolo Gucci’s vision, and the other 19 never got built. In line with the price of the last eventer sold at auction ($47k at Silverstone Fall 2014, SCM# 25582), but let’s not forget that a regular XJS in this condition would struggle to get over $5k. exceedingly well sold for a curiosity. #347-1990 GRAVETTI 427 Cobra rep- lica roadster. S/N 1B52622DN. Dark blue/ blue leather. RHD. Odo: 11,109 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Gravetti-built 427 replica in good order and vaguely the right shape, though it runs a 289. Looks black but actually very dark blue. Suspension and identity from 124 rear seat. Mileage is since engine rebuild, 25,200 showing before. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. First of three white SLs to choose from at this sale, all with their own different foibles. First in the U.K. 1993, owned by an actor until 2006. Overestimated, in my opinion, and not sold at a high bid that was probably fair but about $8k light to buy it. There are so many of these on the market that a buyer can pick and choose before committing to top money. #341-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210013283. White/ blue cloth/red leather. Odo: 2,869 km. Paint even in most places, with some orange peel in others and some small chips, rough at backs of doors. Some minor weld repairs in rear chassis legs and as usual inboard-of-headlight swages are absent, pointing to replacement fenders. Wrong shift gate matches a transmission from a later Benz. Like the other two SLs here, with a sideways-facing rear seat. Said to smoke a little on start-up. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $52,312. coupe. S/N 8MA1098. Red/black leather. Odo: 78,341 miles. Straight, good door fit, rot-free, shiny paint following restoration in 1992. Chrome and fittings all good, and uncracked around rear butterfly hinges. Lightly creased leather, slightly grubby carpets. Brakes from a Pantera, headlight lift now vacuum instead of cable. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $195,602. California car, imported to the U.K. 2007. Sold £25k ($39k) under lower estimate... There’s another red one with a London dealer asking £220k ($340k), so he’d better have another look at his pricing. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Oxford, U.K. #310-1971 FIAT DINO coupe. S/N 135RC0004486. Bronze/beige cloth. Odo: 78,000 km. Straight and shiny, with a few bubbles in door bottoms (pretty normal); paint is now 10 years old. All the stainless brightwork is okay, and the alloys are unscuffed. Driver’s seat velour worn through, but rest of interior surviving well. Sounds right when started. With #365-1972 LANCIA FULVIA 1.3 coupe. S/N 818631040778. White & blue/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 46,083 miles. Solid coupe with mild rally mods—buckets, harnesses, cage, Terratrip. Engine-turned aluminum dash extends to door shuts. Doors dropped slightly on hinges. Body straight but slightly wavy under SCOTTISH #344-1924 ALBION TYPE 24 delivery van. S/N 4032J. Blue/brown leather. RHD. Well-known Vintage van, beautifully restored with very smooth brushed paint and excellent brass to rad cap and scuttle lamp rims, castaluminum radiator shell clean but not overpolished to too much shine. Good door fit, nicely timbered rear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,920. A lovely artifact and beautifully pre- original boxed toolkit. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $34,274. Only just imported from Italy, so it’s probably a flipper. Sold at lower end of estimate range, and now looking like a good value against other cars at retail and that other junior supercar, the Alfa Montreal, which has hardened significantly in the past five years. #311-1972 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL coupe. S/N AR1426687. Orange metallic/ brown velour. Odo: 10,271 km. Straight and apparently rot-free, with older (1990) repaint holding up well and all brightwork intact. Seat velour unworn, so likely redone. Mileage is rocker joints. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $15,625. Neither fish nor fowl—not a full-onenough rally car for the cosmetics not to matter and too far removed from a stock car to be worth real money. If I’d been the seller I would probably have had a very quick rethink on the day and converted discretion into valor. #350-1986 LAMBORGHINI LM002 SUV. S/N ZA9L00000KLA12062. Gold/white leather. Odo: 18,925 km. Good, straight and unscuffed. Doesn’t appear to have gone offroad; not bashed or scraped underneath. Paint all good, apart from cracking on door frame served, but not a huge amount you can do with it aside from shows (spookily, one Internet picture I found shows it lined up alongside the following lot, the Gulbenkian taxi) and occasional TV work. Taking the similar-sized vans sold at the Banfield collection earlier in the year as a guide... but didn’t fetch as much as the “Corporal Jones” Ford van from the TV series “Dad’s Army” in 2012 ($101k at Bonhams Brooklands, SCM# 214496). AMERICAN #329-1922 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50-HP plus 100,000 km. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $46,901. Supplied new to the U.S., then in France. Sold at the right money 30% over the top estimate, but that looked rather out of date, as these have quietly gathered pace in the past five years. They should be more than a Fiat Dino, shouldn’t they? joints. Almost unworn and lightly creased leather. Driver’s door mirror hanging off on viewing day. German title. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $155,196. Sold on the phone against a bidder in the room. In the rising-market range. Silver Ghost Salamanca. S/N 111BG. Eng. # 20H252. Green & black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 38,117 miles. Tired-looking old Springfield Rolls, like an old film prop, which is what it is. Paint getting edgy, but nickel would polish back up. Leather shiny, gray velour in rear rather grubby. Rexine top okay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $128,843. Evidently from the same source as the previous Ghost (Lot 328), and featured in the 2013 film “The Great Gatsby,” but doesn’t look as if it’s done much since. Sold mid-estimate, looks cheap. © 126 Sports Car Market

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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #111-1923 BENTLEY 3 LITRE 4-seat tourer. S/N 340. Red & black/red leather. RHD. Slightly weirdly presented, but it probably made sense whenever it was “modernized” with red paint. Originally a Park Ward two-seater with dickey, now a four-seater with cycle wings; some of original body remains. Good door fit and lightly dinged radiator shell. Black areas are lightly pickled in places. Front-wheel brakes added in 1924, the first year they became standard and now in vaguely “Speed Model” spec with later SU carbs. Cat- English variety to be had at H&H’s Duxford, U.K. auction H&H Location: Duxford, U.K. Date: October 8, 2014 Auctioneers: Simon Hope, Julian Royse Automotive lots sold/offered: 70/111 Sales rate: 63% Sales total: $2,471,514 High sale: 1923 Bentley 3 Litre, sold at $251,936 Buyer’s premium: 12%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Paul Hardiman alog implies it has lower-geared steering than standard—but all can be put right. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $251,936. In this ownership since 1959. Not used since at least 1995, and no papers. Fair price for a fairly original Bentley that will no doubt be resembling a Vanden Plas Le Mans-type car soon. If 4½s are routinely £400k–£450k ($620k–$700k), then we need to revise upwards our gut feelings of good 3 Litres at £125k–£150k ($190k–$230k). £200k ($300k-plus) now appears to be the ballpark for a nice one. H&H Auctions, Duxford, U.K., 10/14. #112-1935 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM Top seller at Dan Kruse, Houston — 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 fastback, sold at $61,600 DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Location: Houston, TX Date: November 28–29, 2014 Auctioneers: Daniel Kruse, Brian Marshall Automotive lots sold/offered: 95/272 Sales rate: 35% Sales total: $1,446,445 High sale: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, sold at $61,600 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Cody Tayloe 1970 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda 2-dr hard top, sold at $297,000 MECUM AUCTIONS Location: Austin, TX Date: December 12–13, 2014 Auctioneers: Mark Delzell, Jimmy Landis, Kirk Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Matt Moravec Automotive lots sold/offered: 423/658 Sales rate: 66% Sales total: $14,670,90 High sale: 2006 Ford GT, sold at $334,800 Buyer’s premium: 8%, minimum $500, included in sold prices Report and photos by Cody Tayloe 128 Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $61,184. Originally sold to Mrs. H. Mappin (of Mappin & Webb jewellers), later in Hawaii. Sold very cheaply for a Phantom. At this money you would normally comment that it’s an ideal basis for a special... but it already looks like one. Decent Phantoms are in the £80–£100k ($125–$160k) range, Sports Car Market II tourer. S/N 91TA. Yellow & black/gray leather. RHD. Originally a Barker limousine, slightly odd-looking body (perhaps it’s just the size of the rad shell) fitted around 2000, last taxed in 2002 and motor said to be seized. May not have run when parked, and to compound the misery, no papers. “Potentially rewarding and with the makings of a very elegant motorcar,” as the catalog said; understatement is something we Brits do so well.

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Roundup and you can’t easily kill the chassis or mechanicals, so this looks like a remarkable value, if only for the basis of another project. H&H Auctions, Duxford, U.K., 10/14. #75-1938 LAGONDA V12 saloon. S/N 14105. Blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 75,465 miles. Nice-appearing paint (although with a few cracks) and chrome. Windshield delaminating but has original dealer sticker. Wellcreased, almost distressed, leather, dash timber nice. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $133,166. Only about 100 of the 200 made are reckoned to survive today, and this one’s been in Ireland, Australia and Jersey. Hammered here at top estimate after it failed to sell at Bonhams’ Goodwood auction in June at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 250527). H&H Auctions, Duxford, U.K., 10/14. #13-1952 LAGONDA 3-LITER drop- head coupe. S/N LAG50488. Silver/black cloth/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 44,407 miles. Quick blowover over quick prep, now with a few cracks in paint. Lightly cracked leather, extra rev counter, massive under-dash radio. Incorrect wiring, electrical tape and silicone hose patches. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $6,000. The lack of description and overall condition screams “deferred maintenance.” Like its virtual twin, the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, many of these are neglected as the values have whittled away to near-nothing and the cost to repair or restore is insane. The final bid here was still a little soft, as this one wasn’t a lost cause. There are far worse out there that are worth the high bid here, and this one should bring a few grand more with the right buyer. Dan Kruse Classics, Houston, TX, 11/14. #S40-1964 MGB convertible. S/N GHN3L15647. Red/white hard top/red leather. Odo: 42,755 miles. Older amateur paint job with lots of imperfections. Thick application. Fisheyes throughout. Rubber has been replaced and needs replacing again. Passenger’s door requires an expert to close. Panel fit is not good. Glass is scratched and clouded. No soft top. Brightwork around windshield is dull. Seats and carpets have been replaced and reupholstered. Gauges are original and are in decent condition. Interior is much better than the exterior. Engine compartment repainted dirty. Chrome shows pitting and scratches throughout. Left rear hubcap is heavily dented. Rubber is in decent condition. Windshield is delaminating at the edges, with heavy wiper marks. Driver’s door does not latch closed. “New interior” seems generous. Reupholstered driver’s seat stitching is off considerably, due to collapsed bottom cushion. Steering wheel is heavily worn, and paint is missing throughout. Speedometer is heavily scratched. Carpets are dirty and worn. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $7,040. Offered a week before crossing the block here at Leake’s fall Dallas sale, where it did not sell at a $5,500 high bid. The steep money, which is still pretty small, seems to be in the biggerbore 1,000-cc or Traveler styles. This one has a lot of needs that could quickly exceed the value of the car, but the entry price here is still reasonable. Dan Kruse Classics, Houston, TX, 11/14. #10-1969 VAUXHALL VIVA HB90 Brabham estate. S/N 933159V248155. Peacock Blue/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 16,000 miles. In response to SCMer Gary Keenan’s request for “more Vauxhall Vivas” (January 2015, “Comments With Your Renewals,” p. 142). Nicely restored example of now-rare car in very typical HB90 color. The job took 13 years and included an upgrade to Brabham spec, so two Stromberg 150s, lightened flywheel, etc., but it’s still a 1,159-cc. One reason these are thin on the ground is that many were plundered for their transverse-leaf IFS, which, Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,786. Sold mid-estimate. As they grow in value, there’s less chance these will be plundered for parts to make DB3 reps or even re-engined DB2/4s and Mk IIIs. H&H Auctions, Duxford, U.K., 10/14. #372-1967 BENTLEY T1 saloon. S/N SBH1993. Gray/red leather. RHD. Odo: 6,929 miles. Older repaint still shines, but prep issues throughout. Dry spray on rear deck. Fisheyes throughout. Passenger’s door out significantly. Trim does not line up between doors. Brightwork is decent. Missing right front hubcap. Front bumper scratches. Grille shows lots of rubs from polishing. Wiper marks and crack in windshield. Rear window cracked from top to bottom. Rubber dry. Original carpets are worn. Interior wood dull but not cracked. Leather in very good condition. March 2015 while the engine was in. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,560. The consignor claimed a restoration in 2014, but the term “restoration” has different meanings for different people. The interior of this car was its saving grace, and a set of wire wheels would have done wonders. The pleasant thing about MGs is that the cost of entry can be low, and parts are relatively easy to source, but they can be money pits. A restoration can quickly exceed the finished price of the car, making ownership pretty unrewarding. This one looked like good, cheap fun. Not a steal, but well bought nonetheless. Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/14. #280-1967 MORRIS MINOR 2-dr se- dan. S/N MA2S5DL1170174. Green/tan vinyl. Odo: 88,264 miles. Thick green repaint is older and full of imperfections. Car is very self-contained in a crossmember and including disc brakes, neatly bolts to a Ford Pop hot-rod chassis. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,998. First owned for 29 years. The Viva fancier’s dream, I should think (short of the “Little Chev” South Africa HC coupe with small-block Chevy), but only just struggled up near the 129

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Roundup lower estimate. Considering it cost twice this to restore, and is much less than an equivalent Escort or Kadett, a bargain. H&H Auctions, Duxford, U.K., 10/14. #64-1973 FORD ESCORT Mexico 2-dr sedan. S/N BFATNU00492. White/black velour. RHD. Odo: 2,874 miles. Nicely presented Mex with various rally-type additions, such as roll cage and Works-type dash. All the right bits, including discs all around, brake bias box, World Cup crossmember, Panhard rod, etc. But... it has a Zetec twin cam (with BDA-type cam cover), bringing it up to or above the spec of an RS1600. Halda Twinmaster fitted. In very good order save for a few rather than modify an original. It did a bit better than a Mex price, though, so perhaps I should eat my own words (but still a way behind a real RS16 or Twin Cam). Now for sale at a dealer near Bicester, price not mentioned. H&H Auctions, Duxford, U.K., 10/14. GERMAN #F181.1-1959 MESSERSCHMITT KR200 microcar. S/N 70712. Red/black. MHD. Odo: 16,250 km. Older restoration in average condition. Paint is decent and showing a little age. Glass shows typical scratches, as scratch-free replacements are hard to source. Rubber has been replaced around the body cavity opening but not around the windows, where it is cracked. Brightwork on the outside is wavy and mostly original. Mirrors have been replaced. Interior shows very little use. Re-covered seat upholstery in excellent condition. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $32,500. Last sold for $36,720 at Mecum’s Monterey auction in August (SCM# 248244). A sportscarmarket.com classified ad from 2013 describes the car as a body-off restoration with freshly rebuilt mechanicals and an asking price of $42,750. The wave of microcar success is still relevant, but the money offered seemed about right for today’s market. Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/14. #S270-1966 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER panel van. S/N 216075535. Green & white/green & white vinyl. Odo: 61,071 miles. Appears to be a panel van converted to passenger configuration, with plexi windows added to rear doors. Older paint very thick and in very poor condition with scratches. Wavy body panels. Rust bubbles on rear. Dent painted over on passenger’s side. Front windows cracked, cloudy, delaminating. Rubber very deteriorated and dry. Panel fit very poor all around. Surprisingly, interior has been re- bubbles at back of left front fender, and seat velour is going baggy. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,490. But an RS1600 it ain’t, so leaving it alone might have been a better option, moneywise. If you’re going to build a bitsa, best start with a boggo 1100L shell (like my car...) upholstered. Terrible musty smell inside. Very soiled and worn engine. Engine compartment door is very loose. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $8,000. You don’t need a keen eye to spot all the troubles with this one. Somewhere along the way it was fitted with a complete new interior. It must have been very poor if that is the trouble spot where someone chose to spend a little money. Privately it was offered for sale from a dealer in San Antonio for $20k, a far cry from the top bid here. The private party price is pretty ambitious considering what needs to be done. Top bid was reasonable. Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/14. #F129-1979 PORSCHE 911SC coupe. S/N 9119200749. Blue/black cloth. Odo: 71,452 miles. Car sits slightly high in rear. Newer repaint with touch-ups and signs of use. Turbo-style spoiler added and unpainted. Windshield rubber incorrect and poorly fitted. 130 Sports Car Market

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Roundup Windows are mostly original and in good condition. Good panel fit. Luggage compartment hood will not stay up. Cloth racing seats installed. Dash in very good condition. Gauges are clean and clear. Carpet missing in rear footwells. Lower door pockets are missing. Original steering wheel. Engine is average quality. Original a/c components. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,300. The SC is among the most reliable and bulletproof Porsches ever built. Porsche values have been on the rise for the past few years, with some models experiencing runaway success. For the high-production models, uncommon color combinations will also bump the price. This one was low mileage and looked like a clean driver, but the boyracer seats and whale tail were strikes against it. All told, fair price for buyer and seller. Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/14. #S146.1-1986 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48D8GA047204. Silver/silver hard top/blue leather. Odo: 11,602 miles. Well-preserved, low-mileage original. Original window sticker included. Factory paint. Original chrome and brightwork in good shape. Heavy scratches in brightwork on hard top. A few heavy scratches on the trunk lid. Panel fit is factory-correct. Straight body. Interior is very well kept. Leather shows some wear. Dash is free of cracks. Gauges are clear and easy to read. Original carpets in good condition. Wood inlays on the dash are crack-free but a little faded. Engine compartment is very tidy. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $32,400. These are the ones to watch, especially the later, highly refined R107s with the 5.6-liter. This one included both tops, and the factory air still blew cold. Condition on these is everything, and values are all over the board. Running and driving examples can be had around $5k, but you get what you pay for. The better ones are gaining traction as vehicles from the 1980s become more desirable to younger demographics. Now seems like the time to buy. Well sold today, but if the mileage stays low, could seem like a bargain in the future. Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/14. ITALIAN #S214.1-1966 FIAT 2300 S coupe. S/N 187995. Silver/red leather. Odo: 66,456 km. Said to be fresh restoration in decent condition. Poor prep work on paint with mask lines throughout. Some trash in the paint on driver’s door. Glass in decent condition, with heavy wiper marks on the windshield; wipers are missing. Pitting on side trim. Bumpers in good condition. Interior recently replaced. Carpets very dirty and slightly worn. Upholstery covering rear deck is loose fitting. Driver’s door is very difficult to close. Passenger’s door is out slightly at the bottom. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,830. The 2300 and 2300 S coupe were the sporty two-door variants of the 2300 sedan, with which it shared most components. The “S” designation meant a sportier 135-hp engine, up 30 hp over the standard 2300. These were true touring cars and were considered a “poor man’s Ferrari.” Considering the recent restoration, the advantage here goes to the buyer. Values have held flat for a while, but keep an eye on these. Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/14. #373-1974 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER con- vertible. S/N 0006895. Black/tan vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 68,073 miles. Reassigned VIN. Older thick black paint with lots of flaws, mostly from age. Lots of faded areas, with 132 Sports Car Market

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Roundup bubbling and crazing throughout. Missing driver’s side headlight bezel. Sitting high in front. Wheels are very weathered. Chrome is pitted throughout. Plastic taillight lenses are sun-faded. Original carpets in poor condition. Interior brightwork is worn on the console. Gauges are cloudy. Shifter boot is ripped. little faded. Panel fit is factory-correct. Seats show almost no wear. Steering wheel shows no use. Seller’s description is lacking. No mention of maintenance or tools. Cond: 2. AMERICAN #F172.1-1952 WILLYS JEEP wagon. Steering wheel stainless is dull. Engine compartment shows lots of wear. Belts and hoses need to be serviced immediately. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $3,500. The consignor’s description of the car was nonexistent, other than it had a 4-cylinder engine and a 5-speed manual. Seems to be low miles, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the speedometer was inoperable. You didn’t need to get close to see that it had issues galore. Spiders can be picked up on the cheap, making entrance into the classic Italian car world reasonable. The high bid was about right considering everything that will need to be sorted, and the fact that a good one doesn’t cost much more. Dan Kruse Classics, Houston, TX, 11/14. #S92.1-1974 DETOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNND06836. Red/black leather. Odo: 7,629 miles. Unrestored original. Factory paint with a few nicks and scratches holding up well. Chips and wear around the fuel filler. Panel fit is correct. Original rubber in good condition. Trunk carpet frayed just inside the opening. Scuffs on panel under driver’s door. Near-flawless interior. Blemish on NOT SOLD AT $90,000. Not long ago, these were considered half-price relics of the 1980s and ’90s. Suddenly they’ve become desirable, and current prices are reflecting a trend. As some scurry to get their hands on one, it’s important not to overlook the service records; deferred maintenance will be costly. The low mileage was noted in the seller’s description, but nothing was mentioned about service. Some fisheyes in the paint could allude to a repaint or repair—or could just be small factory defects. If it were red, it would have brought $100k. Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/14. JAPANESE #377-1969 DATSUN 1600 Sports con- vertible. S/N SPL31122335. Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 55,493 miles. Rustfree example. Corvette yellow paint is good quality, with a few age issues. Paint lifting on center hood crease, chipped on nose from opening hood. Grille, headlight bezels and bumpers replated. Other trim scratched and pitted. Panel fit is factory-correct. Rear quarters and passenger’s floor pan have been replaced. Interior quite tired. Speedo inop. Neoprene covers over seats. Twenty-year-old top is tattered. Engine very tidy. Correct Dat- S/N 452FA215300. Green & white/black vinyl. Odo: 39,834 miles. 161-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Newer restoration with fresh paint. Separation lines visible in repetitive wood-pattern vinyl. Fresh rubber and good glass. Interior is simple and tidy. Ripples in the headliner. Wood on interior doors and in bed is highly polished and in very good condition. Seat upholstery has been replaced. Newer carpet. Restored gauges. Steering wheel has a small crack in the plastic in the center hub. Upgraded engine is clean and tidy. Electric cooling fan has been added. Original generator. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $27,000. Last seen at Mecum’s Monterey auction in 2014, where it did not sell at the exact same final bid amount (SCM# 248409). Willys wagon production ran from the 1955 to 1965, largely unchanged throughout its lifespan. With a run that long, they are relatively easy to find. Values are all over the board, depending on condition, and many were worked hard. I’d say the market has spoken on this one. Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/14. #158-1954 CHEVROLET 210 Handy- man wagon. S/N B54L026993. Satin red & white/tan tweed & vinyl. Odo: 539 miles. 350ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Thick top paint; bottom with satin finish, scratches throughout. Scratches in front bumper chrome with small dents in grille. Glass cracked on both driver’s side doors. Glass delaminating, with paint overspray on windows. Recently replaced rubber. Passenger’s door out significantly. Tweed and vinyl seats in good shape. Carpets replaced long ago, with minor stains. Headliner coming loose. Front disc brakes. Engine is center console appears to be a burn. Original engine presents well. Some paint is heat stressed. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. Last sold at Mecum’s Dallas auction in September 2013 for $84,500 (SCM# 227171) and offered again a few months later at Mecum’s Houston auction in April 2014, where it was a no-sale at $85k (SCM# 239229). Third time around confirms right where the market is for this car. Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/14. #S71.1-1991 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A3M0087425. White/ tan leather. Odo: 8,306 miles. Evidence of repaint on driver’s door. Fisheyes on engine compartment. Rock chips on nose. Glass is in good condition. Original rubber is decent but a 134 sun blue paint with runs. Original carbs. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $6,000. The 2000 and 1600 Sports (“Fairlady” in Japan) are a terrific alternative, and still affordable, to european roadsters that can be plagued with reliability issues. Rust is a concern, but this one looked clean, although one can only guess what’s under those seat covers. It sold at Leake’s Dallas auction for $7,685 just a week prior to being offered here (SCM# 256570). The new owner did little more than ship it to Houston (and damage the convertible top). Certainly worth more than the high bid here. Dan Kruse Classics, Houston, TX, 11/14. very presentable with lots of polished pieces. Upgraded a/c. Rack-and-pinion steering. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $14,025. High-dollar Wilwood disc brakes and upgraded a/c, but Sports Car Market

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Roundup original glass that is cracked and delaminating? It doesn’t take long to figure out that money could have been spent in other places to make this one right. Overall, this one was pretty tired and used, but the price paid was fair given the driver-friendly mods. Dan Kruse Classics, Houston, TX, 11/14. #S191-1955 CHEVROLET NOMAD wagon. S/N VC55S164225. Regal Turquoise & Ivory/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 1,521 miles. 265-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. High-quality restoration now has some age but is holding up very well. Paint is very good with a few minor issues here and there, mainly fisheyes. Bumpers have been rechromed. Brightwork is in very good condition. Rear glass has considerable scratches. All rubber has been replaced. Interior is very clean. Upholstery is like new. Carpets have been replaced. Engine is restored and in above-average condition. Cond: 2+. $43,200. Last seen at Leake’s Tulsa sale in June, where it did not sell at $34k (SCM# 244002). At the time, we said the consignor should have let it go, considering the “mountain of money” it would take to make this one right. Eye-catching from a distance, up close the flaws were plentiful and noticeable. The seller’s strategy paid off, though. The new owner has a long road ahead with little chance for upside. Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/14. #S75.1-1957 CHEVROLET APACHE Cameo pickup. S/N 3A57L101030. Orange/ red cloth. Odo: 88,080 miles. 265-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Older repaint starting to show age. Fisheyes and dry spray throughout. Brightwork in very good condition. Bed rails and bumpers have been replated. Original side stainless in very good condition. Passenger’s door out at bottom. Dent in side trim. Big back window. Heavy rub marks on back glass. Newer upholstery. Dash paint is chipped around the instrument cluster and starting to flake off. Gauges added below dash. Engine SOLD AT $64,800. The consignor described this as “concours quality,” but there are no awards with the car to back it up. When this car sold for $76k in 2007 at a Kruse auction 540 miles ago (SCM# 47296), we noted then that the restoration was done in 2002, making this now a 13-year-old restoration. It finally has enough age on the work that it can be used and enjoyed. Nomads were hot then, but, along with other Tri-Fives, values have recently cooled, making today’s price marketcorrect. Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/14. #S36-1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II coupe. S/N C56A1786. Silver/gray & black leather. Odo: 87,971 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Said to be original mileage and numbers-matching. Paint shows lots of prep issues. Dry spray heavy on top of driver’s door. Fisheyes throughout. Bumpers have been replated. Slight delam on passenger’s vent window. Wiper marks on front windshield. Both doors out. Interior appears redone years ago. Leather seats show some wear. Headliner in good condition. Amateur leather- compartment is average. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $33,480. The Cameo was the top-trim pickup of the day and is noted as being the first truck to offer many car-like features. Many of these were used for general transportation, as opposed to heavy-duty farm use, often making for an easier restoration today. Pickups, especially desirable ones like this, have been a hot commodity for the past few years. While not perfect, this one still sold under the money and is one of the lowest-price Cameos sold in a while. It doesn’t need a ton of attention to bring it up a level. Well bought. Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/14. #S276-1961 CHEVROLET APACHE custom pickup. S/N 1C44A112224. Blue/ white & blue vinyl. Odo: 1 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Described as newer paint, but it is amateur quality. Issues throughout; heavy scratches; paint over rust bubbles. Panel fit is wrapped steering wheel. Engine shows plenty of use. A few billet engine dress-up pieces that look out of place. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT 136 Sports Car Market

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Roundup questionable. Heavy pitting on door handles. Rubber is in decent condition. Edges of windows are cloudy. Missing vent window on driver’s door. Star in windshield. Recent budget replacement gauges. Missing rearview mirror. Interior door paint in poor condition. Seats recently reupholstered. Rubber is old and hard. Engine compartment is tired and soiled. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $7,560. The seller’s description did a good job of highlighting the positives, but it was a pretty tired old truck. I spoke with the consignor, who is one of the subjects of a reality TV series filming for its third season. She made no excuses for the pickup and had realistic expectations. Some money had been spent to freshen it up, but most of her work is done in-house, so she’s likely not in too deep. It is what it is and would make a good restoration candidate and not much else. Well sold. Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/14. #F197-1961 PONTIAC VENTURA 2-dr hard top. S/N 561L4986. Bamboo Cream & white/tri-tone gold Morrokide. Odo: 55,496 miles. 421-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Awarded Most Outstanding at 2014 National Pontiac Convention. Frame-off restoration a few years old. Said to be a rust-free Texas car. Factory bucket seats. Excellent paint. Brightwork all replated. Glass clean and streak-free. All-new rubber. All-new upholstery. New carpets. Dash is in perfect condition. Seat trim has been replated. Door thresholds are a little scuffed and appear original and pitting. Dark-tinted windows show lots of scratches. Carpets have been replaced and show wear. Stereo integrated into of use and is very dirty. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,600. Said to be the Cadillac used in the AMC television series “Mad Men.” Unfortunately, TV provenance did not seem to add anything to the value here. The car sold just a week earlier at Leake’s Dallas sale for $13k. A week later, $17,600 was the number. Too bad they don’t all work out like this. The deal was fair, but very well sold considering the sale price seven days earlier. Dan Kruse Classics, Houston, TX, 11/14. #S101-1967 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 67400F0A02395. Acapulco Blue & Wimbledon White/black vinyl. Odo: 51,236 miles. 428-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Rebodied Shelby. Rotisserie restoration. Copies of original invoice. Paint is very high quality with few flaws. Bumpers have been replated. Deluxe Marti Report included. Panel fit is very good. Stripes are painted. Rubber has been replaced. Interior is like new. Vinyl seats are in very good condition. Carpets have been replaced. Gauges are clear and easy to read. Dash is in very good condition. Original radio. Wood steering wheel. Door thresholds show little use. Engine correct and restored. Cond: 1-. the sides of rear trunk. Engine is presentable with lots of hoses replaced. Upgraded a/c. Mopar valve covers and air cleaner. Aluminum radiator. The VIN codes out to a Coronet with 318 V8 and 2-bbl carb. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $40,700. This car had just sold when the previous owner approached me and said I needed to ask the new owner for permission to look at it. I can only imagine how protective he was when it was actually his car. It appeared to have had some use since the money was spent, and there was no mention of build receipts. This was all the money and then some. Well sold. Dan Kruse Classics, Houston, TX, 11/14. #190-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO convertible. S/N 124679N667995. Teal/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 92,954 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Frame-off restoration five years ago. Repaint in good condition. Painted stripes. Rechromed bumpers now show some age. Panel fit is decent overall. Windshield surround shows typical scratching and rub marks from convertible top. Other brightwork is in good shape. White vinyl interior has some discoloration. Newer carpets. Gauges to be original, but are just about the only thing that hasn’t been touched. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $66,960. Not said to be numbers-matching, but the block is said to be original. This one is near the top of the Pontiac hierarchy, except it lacks Super Duty status, the dual Carter fourbarrel carburetors and 4-speed transmission. The restoration was very nice and correct and likely exceeded the sale price here. A fine car for reasonable money. Well bought. Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/14. #226-1962 CADILLAC SERIES 62 4-dr hard top. S/N 62G023247CAD. Blue & white/blue cloth. Odo: 83,946 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Repaint looks a few years old, with lots of imperfections. Poor prep, fisheyes everywhere. Rear bumper very dull. Brightwork on the face is much better. Side and window trim is decent; chrome flaking on rear driver’s quarter-window. Rubber is beginning to deteriorate. Heavy wiper marks on the front window. Soiling and staining on driver’s seat. Seat cushion collapsed and ripped. Tear in driver’s carpet. Carpet very worn. Dash and gauges are decent. Original engine shows lots 138 SOLD AT $135,000. The last line of the description pretty much read, “Oh, by the way, this car has been rebodied.” Apparently the original car was heavily damaged in a collision, and all the salvageable Shelby components were moved to this car. It does include a Marti Report, is confirmed in the Shelby registry and includes factory VIN stampings on both fenders. A Shelby forum confirms there is a wrecked body in a field with the same VIN attached. The sale price is consistent with good, no-stories GT500s, making this one very well sold. Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/14. #267-1968 DODGE SUPER BEE replica 2-dr hard top. S/N WP23F8A112831. Dark gray/black leather. Odo: 16,000 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Over $80k invested; $10k on the custom stereo. Paint is decent but showing age. Light scratches throughout from use and cleaning. Bumpers rechromed. Taillight bezels are factory and clear and easy to read. Engine compartment is clean and appears to have been restored. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,350. Years ago a lot of time and money went into this car, and the restoration has now deteriorated enough that it can be useful. Camaro values have softened over the years, and while not perfect, this one was very nice. The sale price doesn’t begin to cover the restoration receipts. Average money for an above-average car. Well bought. Dan Kruse Classics, Houston, TX, 11/14. #165-1969 MERCURY COUGAR coupe. S/N 9F91H578425. Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 15,599 miles. 351-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Older repaint with lots of prep issues. Dry spray behind hood scoop. Bumpers appear to be original. Driver’s door is slightly high. Trim is original and cloudy but decent. Windshield has prominent wiper marks. Rear glass has lots of light scratches. Center con- Sports Car Market

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Roundup sole is worn and tired. Driver’s seat is ripped on the bottom cushion and seat back. Carpets worn and dirty. Gauges very cloudy. Engine appears all-original and dirty. Original air seven black-on-black Hemi ’Cudas in the Chrysler registry. Numbers-matching. Highquality restoration a few years old, with quality black paint job. All panels are original except trunk pan. Bumpers have been rechromed. Panel fit is excellent. Glass is scratch-free. Rubber is fresh. Carpets are a little dirty but show no wear. Screen printing on dash has been redone with some bleeding. Upholstery is excellent. Gauges are clean conditioning components intact. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,375. Base-engine car, but still has the fun-to-drive factor with the 4-speed. Other touches included a hood scoop, rear spoiler, and graphics to give it an Eliminator look, although it is missing the chin spoiler, and the Eliminator did not have a vinyl top. Overall, the car could use a good cleaning. The bigger money is in the XR-7s and Eliminators. Values on the run-of-the-mill Cougars are pretty consistent, with the price paid here coming in at no surprise. Market-correct. Dan Kruse Classics, Houston, TX, 11/14. #313-1970 FORD MUSTANG Boss 302 fastback. S/N 0T02G116160. Pastel Blue/ black vinyl. Odo: 15,889 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older restoration in decent condition. Paint is average. Vinyl graphics appear correct. Front and rear fenders have been replaced. Passenger’s door in at the front. Carpets have been replaced. Holes in console. Tear in driver’s seat. Tach added to steering column. Factory shaker car, but this shaker is aftermarket. Engine is not numbers-matching. Engine is detailed and in average condition. and clear. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $297,000. Last sold at Mecum Indy in 2010 for $175k (SCM# 164238). Omitted from the consignor’s description here is that this was previously owned by Nicolas Cage and that the signed title was included in the previous sale. Skyhigh values declined in the late 2000s before taking off again in the last year or so. The sale price here over the 2010 price is a testament to rising values. This was a strong sale, but rare colors are known to fetch more. Well sold today; could seem like a bargain in coming years. Mecum Auctions, Austin, TX, 12/14. #318-1973 AIRSTREAM OVER- LANDER travel trailer. S/N 127T3J4205. Aluminum/tan cloth. Metal exterior is heavily weathered and dull, having spent most of its life outside. Dent in front left corner. Missing hubcap. Glass is all intact and decent. Some scratches on the exterior from being pulled through low tree branches. Dated interior. Flooring replaced with Berber-style carpeting and inexpensive vinyl tiles. Newer refrigerator probably 10 to 15 years old. Original oven. Split twin bed. Broken glass shards on floor in Cond: 3. SOLD AT $61,600. The build sheet and G-code VIN indicate an authentic Boss 302, but some of the panels have been replaced, and it is not a numbers-matching car. We last saw this one at Dan Kruse’s Austin auction in September, where it failed to meet reserve at $52k (SCM# 252416). Here the hammer price was not a great deal stronger, but still, call it slightly well sold. Values have just started to escalate again after cooling off a few years ago, but numbers-matching Boss 302s can be found for similar money. Dan Kruse Classics, Houston, TX, 11/14. #S125-1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI ’CUDA 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23R0B257824. Black/ black vinyl. Odo: 44,656 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Mileage documented. One of 140 bath. Bathtub is very dirty. Some of the cabinet doors do not operate correctly. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $9,000. A high percentage of all Airstreams ever produced are still on the road today, and even without a great deal of care, these things can last an eternity. When you get into the longer and larger Airstreams, though, values can become pretty soft. At 27 feet long, this one will test the ability of the common half-ton pickup. Considering the dent on the front and mostly original interior, the money offered was fair. Dan Kruse Classics, Houston, TX, 11/14.© Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers The pit crew was great with fuel and tire stops, but they all hated the driver changes — Steve Dodds, Jackson Heights, NY This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: February 25, 2015 Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com, or fax to 503.253.2234. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Do you have a mystery photo? Email it to mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket. com at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Please include your name and contact information. If we use your photo, you’ll get an official SCM cap. RUNNER-UP: Bubba built his grandson this custom stroller. 0–60 mph in 5.8 seconds. What could possibly go wrong? — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO No matter how much Li’l Jimmy Joe adjusted the suspension, he still felt a push. — Tim Wright, Glendale, AZ Little Roger-Lee had moved up quickly through the stroller racing ranks and was just about to sign the Gerber Baby sponsorship — until he pooped his pants during a live television interview. — Robert Skotnicki, Pawleys Island, SC Comments With Your Renewals Informative and often hilarious, I read every word each month. Keith seems like the guy you want to have a few beers with, and just get lost in all things “car.” Love this magazine! Change nothing. — Marc Robbins, Hillsboro, OR 142 Acceleration? It scared the binky outta me! — Jim Graham, Mount Pleasant, SC Some are runners, some are strollers. — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT Wait until you see MY RIDE when I get my license! — Stuart Klarich, via email We forgot his helmet and HANS Device! No problem. He’s got his Snell-Approved Pacifier. — Norman Vogel, San Francisco Kindergarten enrollment for future Indy drivers. — Bob Frumkin, via email The website is awful. Cannot register, activate code doesn’t work. Why is it necessary to register at all? — Rodney Ebstein, Menlo Park, CA Rodney, I know that our IT team has been in touch with you to find a solution. We require registration for subscribers, as nearly 100% of our con- Their first collaboration has generated both cries and tantrums as the cognoscenti debate whether it is truly a McLaren or a MacLaren. — Mike Garelik, New York, NY Sports Car Market readers all over the world gasped and cried out in unison: “SCM has run out of good Mystery Photos!” — Dennis D’Andrea, Wainscott, NY The bumper sticker read: “My father was student of the month at MIT.” — Frank Boyle, Stockton, CA tent is reserved for paying subscribers. — KM There are too many renewal notices. It is so confusing. I can’t really tell when my subscription is actually going to expire. — David Logsden, Mattoon, IL David, the top line of the mailing label on your magazine has the You’ve joined the Graco Club of America. Pros: lots of support from like-minded folk who know which formula to buy and how to pick up a sleeper. Cons: too many boy racers. — Erik Olson, Dublin, CA You should see my other stroller. It’s a Toro snow blower. — David Libby, West Des Moines, IA Steve Dodds wins a Sports Car Market cap with fully adjustable face shield and oxygen mask, as we suspect that he’s lived his own caption. © expiration date of your subscription immediately following your customer number. Starting next month, your expiration date will also be included on your renewal notices. I apologize for the confusion and appreciate your patience, and your continued subscription. — KM Please add expiring date. We seem to be getting more than once a year. — Peter Gleeson, Seattle, WA Done! — KM Always a great read. — John Burgess, Brecksville, OH Thank you all for your continued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market Alex Sullivan

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1931 Rolls-Royce 20/25 All-Weather tourer Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, 310.657.9699, Email: sales@heritageclassics.com Web: www. heritageclassics.com/inventory/detail/1201-mgtf-1500-.html (CA) 1959 Jaguar Mk IX sedan S/N 1E31252. Red/black. 23,000 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Totally original Series 1 coupe. One owner for 50 years. Original everything. One of the best preservation class E-types extant. $172,000. Contact Gary, 480.892.2789, Email: garychendrickson@ cox.net (AZ) 1966 Jaguar XKE Series 1 4.2 coupe optional fold down rear tables, burlwood fascia, altimeter & original radio, same CA owner since 1968, one of only 25 left-hand-drive examples built, complete w/ original sales and delivery documents, handbooks & tools. $675,000. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, 310.657.9699, Email: sales@ heritageclassics.com Web: www.heritageclassics.com/ inventory/detail/1200-rolls-royce-silver-cloud-iiidrophead-w-coachwork-by-hj-mulliner.html (CA) 1965 Jaguar E-type coupe Porcelain White/red. 38,908 miles. Leather interior w/ contrasting piping, red wool carpets, white EverFlex top and red leather tonneau boot, automatic transmission, a/c, power windows and seats, burlwood fascia and door caps, dual fold-down rear tray tables; low original miles. Complete with books, toolkit & jack. $59,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, 310.657.9699, Email: sales@heritageclassics.com Web: www.heritageclassics.com/inventory/detail/1202-rolls-royce-corniche-convertible-. html (CA) 1986 Lotus Espirit HC coupe mechanicals. Excellent driving car. $39,900. Contact Chip, 561.307.2232, Email: chip@expertautoappraisals.com Web: 1S73745 (FL) 1985 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible 97,259 miles. Two-tone Claret over black and polished alloy bonnet, black leather interior, tan canvas soft top with matching trunk cover, superb example with coachwork by Salmons and Sons, chassis number GNS43, this beautiful Rolls-Royce has been in California since 1958 and comes complete with a documented history. $124,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, 310.657.9699, Email: sales@ heritageclassics.com Web: www.heritageclassics.com/ inventory/detail/1148-rolls-royce-2025-all-weathertourer-w-division-coachwork-by-salmon-a-sons. html (CA) 1947 Jaguar Mk IV S saloon S/N 792045BW. Black/tan. 44,571 miles. I6, automatic. Matching numbers, received a no-expensespared restoration by Jaguar professionals, and has been the recipient of numerous awards on the show and concours circuit. Highly original and in excellent running and driving condition. Complete with tools, original radio and all working gauges. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: management@ classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index. php/inventory/detail/407 (CA) 1959 Triumph TR3A convertible S/N 1E31482. Opalescent Blue/dark blue. I6, 4-spd manual. This beautiful matching-numbers XKE is a California black-plate car with low, original miles. It has been professionally restored to a show/driver level and comes in its spectacular original color combination. A Heritage Certificate and DVD of the restoration process is included. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: management@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/377 (CA) 1967 Triumph TR4A convertible S/N SCCFC20A8GHF60786. Red/black. 49,710 miles. I4, 5-spd manual. Low mileage, better-than-survivor condition body and paint, very good and original. No accidents, interior fair and presentable. Mechanically well-maintained and in proper working order. $15,900 OBO. Contact Anthony, 516.848.7315, Email: antonstar22@yahoo.com (NY) German 1990 Volkswagen Westfalia Vanagon GL microbus S/N 413845. Red & cream/red. 56,001 miles. I4, manual. Rare RHD 1.5-liter saloon. Multiple JCNA Champion divisional winner. Rust-free Nevada car, out of private collection. Approximately 7,000 miles driven to events. Restored in 2004. Additional photos on request. Car to be auctioned at McCormick’s Palm Springs auction on 2/21. $42,000. Contact Charles, 775.742.8689, Email: c2jag62@gmail.com 1954 MG TF 1500 roadster 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Series III drophead coupe S/N 9TS44924L. Signal Red/black w/ white piping. 22,000 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Lovingly restored, suspension upgraded to TR4, as well as motor. Has overdrive, headers, stainless exhaust on each side, rollbar, custom tonneau. Always maintained and have 40 years of documentation. Dunlop radial tires, Moto Lita steering wheel and luggage rack. A real collector’s car and an everyday driver. $29,000. Contact Peter, 450.451.6518, Email: peter.nicoll@ gmail.com (CAN) S/N CT74441L. Royal Blue/blue leather. 53,162 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Original owner until 2014, Dallas car from new. Presented with Heritage Certificate, this unmolested original car with 85% original paint is a solid restoration candidate, with rust limited to battery tray. Solid axle, positive earth, SU carbs, non-overdrive. Rare spec for late ’67 production. $12,500 OBO. Contact Brad, 972.679.9279, Email: brad@smallbusinesscfos.com Web: https:// plus.google.com/photos/108703716445053000351/ albums/6101241018642431521 (TX) 1972 Jaguar E-type 2+2 coupe S/N WV2ZB0253LH023290. Basque Red Pearl/black leather Recaro. 3,000 miles. H4, automatic. Recent full-glass-out restoration with new GoWesty 2300 engine and warranty. Everything works, even icecold a/c. Stunning condition. No accidents. Clean and clear California title. Extensive list of work performed on our website. $38,990. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714.335.4911, Email: paul@autokennel.com Web: www.autokennel.com (CA) Italian 1989 LaForza 5.0-liter 2/4 -wheel-drive SUV Cream/red. 69,402 miles. Leather interior, tan canvas soft top, matching full tonneau and side curtains, recent body-off restoration, right-hand-drive example equipped with disc wheels, twin side mirrors and chrome luggage rack, last of the iconic T-series MGs, the sports car America loved first. $38,500. 32,300 miles. Claret with cream leather interior & contrasting piping, cream Everflex top & leather tonneau boot, rare LHD black-plate CA car w/ low original miles. Power windows, air conditioning, S/N 1S73745. Old English White/Russet Red. 71,653 miles. V12, 3-spd automatic. Very nice condition throughout and fully sorted. The benefactor of a full-body restoration some years ago. Recent fresh S/N 4BWVF50F8KP000542. Metallic white/gray leather. 23,500 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. $20,000 in upgrades with receipts, 5.0 supercharged V8 Ford engine. Mint condition. $15,500. Contact Stanley, 561.809.5339, Email: avanti1974@yahoo.com (FL) 144 Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery 2006 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider with cool lower-profile folding windshield. Solid driver that needs better paint, clutch. $19,500. Contact Maury, 614.325.9743, Email: thehornethunter@gmail.com (OH) Race 1959 Lotus 18 Formula Junior race car S/N ZFFEW59A260148741. Giallo Modena/black leather. 12,500 miles. V8, With a mere 12,500 original miles, this like-new Ferrari is an amazing car that provides maximum driving thrills. 4.3-liter, 483-hp DOHC V8 engine. Interior is fit with carbonfiber trim, leather upholstery, premium stereo sound system, and carbon-fiber trim throughout. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: management@ classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index. php/inventory/detail/395 (CA) American 1938 Bantam roadster © CAR COLLECTOR AMERICAN ™ AmericanCarCollector.com/subscribe SUBSCRIBE TO ACC 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 S/N 18J770. Red with yellow/blue nose stripe/0 miles. Rare original chassis, frame #126. Cosworth Ford with GMT Renault CR gearbox. New Dunlops, suits tall driver. Two recent weekends on meticulous JR Mitchell restoration. Alternate phone number 613.476.5000. $689,000 OBO. Contact Jack, RM Auctions, 818.703.2816, Email: jboxstrom@rmauctions.com (CAN) © Tan & orange/tan. I4, 3-spd manual. Early model 146 Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056. 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Auctions America. 877.906.2437. Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. The company boasts an expert team of specialists, who offer 180 years combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) JR-Auctions. A Wyoming based company, founded by Robert A. Tybor, entrepreneur/businessman and Jeff Davi, Entrepreneur/ Real-Estate Broker. JR-Auctions will be hosting its first live/virtual Monterey Plaza Hotel classic Auto/Yacht Auction in Aug, 2015 overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay. For more information please visit our website jr-auctions.com or call to 844-572-8867. Accepting Consignments-please register online. You don’t want to miss it. state-of-the-art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com. Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! exciting automotive events like the U.S. Grand Prix and Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, Motostalgia offers an upscale experience that not only showcases the most collectable cars, but also provides a unique and exciting social environment that is befitting of the rarest and finest automobiles. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 717.243.7855. 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. Forty-two years later, the auction company has sold over 35,000 cars and currently holds auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Their unsurpassed customer service and fast-paced two-lane auction ring makes them a leader in the business. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of two reality TV series — “Fast N’ Loud” on Discovery and The Car Chasers on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Lucky Collector Car Auctions. Dan Kruse Classics is a family- owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972, with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan has personally has over $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara, manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) 888.672.0020. Lucky Collector Car Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the collection, formerly the biggest in the world, according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. www.luckyoldcar.com (WA) Petersen Auction Group of Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas Co. Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR. On the I-5 Corridor. We offer knowledgeable, fast, friendly “hassle-free” transactions. Oregon’s #1 Collector Car Auction www. petersencollectorcars.com Mecum Auction Company. Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors FOLLOW SCM Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954. Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach, FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate-controlled, 148 Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 262.275.5050. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now offering more than 12,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on NBCSN. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com. 445 South Main Street Walworth, WI 53184. 262.275.5050 (WI) Rick Cole Auctions . Rick Cole conducted the first auction ever held in Monterey. His dozen successive annual events forever changed the landscape of the historic weekend. Next August, Rick Cole and Terry Price combine 70-plus years of professional client care to present an entirely new type of Monterey Auction experience, conducted at The Marriott Hotel. Limited consignment. Email: rickcole@rickcole.com Web: www.rickcole.com (CA) Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. A premier international collector car auction house offering the rarest and finest automobiles on the world market. Motostalgia publishes a full photographic catalog presenting and documenting professional descriptions and provenance. Motostalgia’s diverse automotive experts offer bidders and consigners alike an accurate understanding of the global automotive market. With venues that parallel the most RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371. RM Auctions is the world’s largest collector car auction house for investmentquality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales and auctions, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Alfa Romeo Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele now hosts four record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; Las Vegas in September, and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele. com. (AZ) Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. Centerline Products. 888.750. ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years — rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance and performance parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our website for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) A premier international collector car auction house and professional appraisal company. Motostalgia’s diverse and multilingual automotive experts offer collectors and investors alike an accurate understanding of the global and domestic automotive market. Motostalgia’s international offices have the capability of appraising collector cars around the globe. With decades of global collector car market knowledge our experts can accurately value your most prized automobiles, ranging from a single pre-purchase appraisal to full collection valuations. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485. Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Jon Norman’s Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532. 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Appraisals CAR ART, INC. www.CarArt.us The Vicari Auction Company hosts fast-paced, high-energy auctions along the Gulf Coast, offering an entertaining destination to car collectors, enthusiasts and travelers. The company prides itself on personal service, providing cars for everyone from the avid collector to the first-time buyer. For more information, contact Vicari Auction at 1900 Destrehan Ave., Harvey, LA 70058; call 504.875.3563; or visit www.vicariauction.com. (LA) Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man’s opinion of value.” See website for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. We are your one-stop shop for the World’s Finest Automotive Art. Choose from 1,300 artworks of 130 marques by 80 renowned fine artists, car designers and photographers. “Whether your preference is European sports and racing cars, American muscle or pre-war classics, you’ll find what you’re looking for.” — SCM. Founded in 2002 by Peter Aylett after 25 years in car design with Ford, GM, Lotus, Mercedes, Mazda and Nissan. Contact Peter at info@carart.us or call 949-433-0500 (CA) AutoKennel. 714.335.4911. Imagine if you had the best of the best market your car for sale. Jesse Alexander taking all the photographs. Lee Iacocca working with buyers. Keith Martin introducing you to the right car clubs. Well, the father and son team of AutoKennel do just that for all their clients. Paul and Ed Kramer, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. www.autokennel.com (CA) Automobilia Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Worldwide Auctioneers. 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) March 2015 Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531. For over a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has been at the center of the world for collector cars changing hands. Their unparalleled experience in tracking valuations makes them uniquely capable of valuating the rare and unusual. Estates, settlements, collections, insurance. Let their billion dollars worth of experience supply the results you seek. “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian”. www.cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com Celebrate your ownership experiGooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) ence! Automotive designer & illustrator, Steve Anderson is a specialist in the creation of owner-specified, fineart illustrations. Each original piece is hand crafted to portray the exact specification of individual automobiles and collections. All marques, eras, driven, concours and race. Ferrari- & Porsche-licensed Illustrator. For image samples, additional information or to discuss your project, please call us at 818.822.3063 or visit www.saillustrations.com (CA) Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pick- 149

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. up anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) position and appraisal. For more than a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has lived by its motto, “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian.” Absurdly eclectic and proud of it. Find your treasure here, or pass it along to the next generation. www.cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) LETTING GO! 847.774.4857. Use Joe’s 50+ years of experience for professional assistance in marketing your collector cars to get top dollar out of the marketplace. Joe Bortz, 10:00– 10:00 CST. BortzCars@gmail.com (IL) Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more Classic Assets Motor Sports Cen- ter. 760-452-6609 or 858-554-0331. A first-rate used car dealership specializing in vintage rally-eligible vehicles as well as an eclectic private collection of investment-grade automobiles including classic cars, vintage rally cars and supercars. Our business is buying and selling classic, collectible motorcars. We are considered to be the go-to resource for collector cars in San Diego. We are constantly seeking new additions. Top quality, collectible trades always considered. We are available to assist buyers and sellers with all aspects regarding classic cars including import and export. www.ca-motorsportscenter. com. (CA) than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment and pickup. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092. www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, 949.412.8812. We buy and sell great woodies — hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling, give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California. www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Classic Car Transport Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. ProTeamCorvette.com. Corvettes: Heritage Classics Motorcar Com- pany. 310.657.9699. www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California, with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California visit Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history and helping collectors obtain, restore and sell classic vehicles. Our world class facility houses 3 showrooms of cars and department specialty areas to perform all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team, of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit www.heritageclassics.com 1953–1982. Over 10,000 sold since 1971! Money-back guarantee. Worldwide transportation. Z06s, L88s, L89s, LS6s, ZR2s, ZR1s, LT1s, COPOs, Fuelies, Special 425s/435s/RPOs. Call toll free 888.592.5086 or call 419.592.5086. Fax 419.592.4242, email: terry@proteamcorvette.com or visit our website: www.ProTeamCorvette.com. ProTeam Corvette Sales, 1410 N. Scott St., Napoleon, OH 43545. Special Corvettes wanted at CorvettesWanted.com! NCRS Member #136. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. L.A. Prep. 562.997.0170. L.A. The Stables Automotive Group. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymanltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymanltd.com Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell cars we love ourselves, and deal in a limited number of models. Before delivery to you, all of our classics, including Defenders, are fully inspected and serviced by one of two expert shops. We are located in Needham, MA. copleycars@gmail.com, www.copleymotorcars.com (MA) Luxury Brokers International. Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531. Experts in worldwide acquisition, collection management, dis- 150 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector, with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment-grade classic car. Since 2009, we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Vintage Motors of Sarasota. 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include sales, acquisitions and consignment of high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75+ examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) 480.699.3095. Arizona’s finest facility for automotive management and concierge services offers show car preparation, auction representation, storage and transportation. Single or multi-car collections are welcome in our climatecontrolled 20,000 sq. ft. facility located in Scottsdale’s Airpark, near January’s auction scene. Stop by and meet the owners, Steve and Chris, they’re on site every day. www.stablesgroup.com Prep brings its 30 years of experience transporting vehicles for the automotive industry’s top manufacturers to discriminating luxury and exotic-car owners and collectors across the United States. Its highly skilled and experienced staff delivers an unsurpassed level of service and takes care of your car with the highest-quality equipment available in trucks and trailers that are as clean and well maintained as the valuable assets that they carry. www.LAPrepTransport.com Reliable Carriers, Inc. 877.744.7889. As the country’s largest enclosed-auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event, or shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collector Car Insurance Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www.barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a quote, enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle, and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. with a real test of this famous English sports car. USA +1 805.267.6795 harry@etypeukusa.com www.etypeukusa.com proficiency and workmanship. We host the annual Vintage Ferrari All Italian Car Event each May, and you are cordially invited to attend. Visit our website for more information about our shop, and see photos of past events. www.RMCCAR.com. J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. English Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1.866.CAR.9648. With Chubb, you’ll have flexibility and control with worldclass coverage and claim service. There are no mileage restrictions, “Agreed Value” is included, and you’re free to use the restoration shop of your choice for covered repairs. Special pricing is also available for large collections. For more information, call 1-866-227-9648 or visit www.chubbcollectorcar.com. Fourintune Garages Inc. 262.375.0876. www.fourintune.com. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (WI) Finance J. J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639. Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555. All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) Events—Concours, Car Shows Ferrari Financial Services. 201.510.2500. As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. German Hilton Head Island Motoring FesHagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) tival. The South; a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall - October 23rd to November 1st - in the land of southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini European Collectibles, Inc. Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307. Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high-performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. www.CAROBU.com. Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173. We understand the passion and needs of the classic-car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) March 2015 E-Type UK USA. An international specialist Jaguar E-type restoration and sales organisation with offices in both the U.K. and USA. E-Type UK USA are proud to announce the impending opening of their newly refurbished purpose built E-type showrooms and workshops designed to provide their USA clients Radcliffe Motor Company. 410.517.1681. The Mid-Atlantic’s premier facility for the maintenance, repair, and light restoration of exotic Italian and fine European automobiles. Having gained the trust of the exoticcar community, we are known for our 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s, along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Porsche of Bend. 800.842.1584. Located in Central Oregon since 1982, Porsche of Bend is the Northwest’s destination dealership for new and pre-owned Porsches. Formerly Carrera Motors, Porsche of Bend continues to proudly sell and service one of the most desired brand names in North America. www.bend.porschedealer.com (OR) 151

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s & ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com dC Automotive. 800-549-2410. We have the largest indoor Recycling Facility for Porsches in the U.S. We specialize in used rebuilt and new parts for Porsche cars. Including all models of the 911, 912, Carrera and Turbo, 944 16 valve S, 924S, 951, 944 Turbo, 914-4, 914-6 Boxster, 968, Cayenne,928, 928S, 928 S4 Vintage parts a specialty. We have an extensive inventory including used Porsche engines, transmissions, fuchs wheels, seats, brake upgrades, interior trim and suspension. No part is too small. We are a God-owned family business serving the Porsche community for over 25 years. www.dcauto.com 252-955-0110 (text) 252-977-1430 int’l Leasing Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) LeMay Family Collection FoundaMercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. Cosdel International Transportation. Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Italian For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than one million dollars, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal Law Offices of Bruce Shaw Collector Car Fraud Specialists, www.shawlaws.com. A motorhead law firm with real practical knowledge and experience in the Collector Car Field. Experience: Chain of speed shops, Body Shops, Car Dealerships, former NCRS judge as well as licensed attorneys. Estate planning and divorce settlements concerning Collector Cars. 50 State Representation. 215.657.2377 Mercedes-Benz The SL Market Letter. Ferrari & Maserati of Seattle. 206.329.7070. Family owned and operated, Ferrari of Seattle is Washington State’s only Official Ferrari dealer. Named “Ferrari Top Dealer-World Champion 2013,” our customer service and knowledge of the Ferrari brand is second to none. 1401 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 www.ferrariofseattle.com 612.567.0234. NOT just SLs but all rare and collectible Mercedes! A key resource on Mercedes since 1982. 100s of Mercedes for sale, market news, price analysis & special reports in every issue & website. 1 & 2 yr. subscriptions open the door to one-on-one SLML help finding & selling specific models. Ask about our private sales program. www.slmarket.com (MN) Museums tion at Marymount Events Center near Tacoma, WA, hosts an epic backdrop for your next event. Home to 500 fabulous collector cars, world-class art exhibits, and assorted ephemera, consider your next event here. Weddings, swap meets, conventions, auctions. The facility can likely exceed your expectations. Visit during the 37th annual open house along with 13,000 other enthusiasts. 253.272.2336 www.lemaymarymount. org (WA) Parts, Accessories & Car Care four-level, 165,000 sq. ft. museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and offers a majestic view above Commencement Bay. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. LeMay – America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) info@lemaymuseum.org www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 305.219.8882. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust system for various reasons —durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. QuickSilver are the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is essential, but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. www.quicksilverexhausts.com SpeedFurniture.com. 844-GO- SPEED. Racing-Inspired Furniture, Ergonomic Racing Office Chairs, Streamlined Automotive Desks, Bar sets, Lounge Chairs, Bookcases, Tables & Accessories! Experience the highest quality custom furniture available. Designed by award-winning Designer Henri Lenterman. Using cutting-edge European design and style. Offering Affordable Automotive Furniture backed by a Lifetime Guarantee. Manufactured using the highest-quality materials & components. Now available with custom embroidery! Email: SpeedFurniture@yahoo.com Website: www.SpeedFurniture.com Apex Detail. 201.308.3839. Apex Detail provides bespoke paint correction and detail services to discerning individuals wishing to restore, preserve, protect and maintain their fine automotive, aerospace and marine investments. From a single automobile to large collections Apex Detail has the experience to make a difference. Specializing in ultra-exotic, luxury and classic cars Apex Detail offers a wide range of products and services. www.theapexdetail.com Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a pre-wax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. Unlike ordinary polishes, Swissvax restores the valuable oils of the paint finish that become starved over time and is safe for all paint finishes. Swissvax is also worldwide OEM supplier to Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bugatti, Lamborghini. www.swissvax. com www.swissvax.us WeatherTech® Automotive AcBaldhead Cabinets. 877.966.2253. The garage is no longer a place to cast off items unwanted. It is a destination in itself. We are a full-service, family owned company that designs and manufactures custom metal cabinets in Bend, OR. Choose from meticulously crafted storage cabinets, TV cabinets, sink cabinets, or our ever-popular pull-out fastener bin cabinet, just to name a few. www.baldheadcabinets.com cessories. 800.441.8527. MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from allweather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side-window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license-plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General California Car Cover Company. Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports 152 LeMay—America’s Car Museum celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produce the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at www.automotiverestorations.com of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsman who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. Visit our website or call us to discuss your project today. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) High Mountain Classics. D. L. George Historic Motorcars. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc. 940.668.8622. 960.665.4657 (fax). Complete exotic and vintage automobile restoration performed by master craftsmen to the highest standards of excellence. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc., 1600 Floral Dr., Gainesville, TX 76240. Email: bsmith@bobsmithcoachworks.com. (TX) 610.593.7423, We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance, and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. www.DLGEORGE.com (PA) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan 3-Wheeler Dealer and repair, and expert service facility for your collector car. Privately owned, we are located in the heart of the Arizona Auction Arena in Scottsdale. We offer a unique collection of European and American special interest cars and motorcycles and host the Brighton Classic Car Rally each November. BrightonMotorsports.com, 480-483-4682 or info@brightonmotorsports.com. For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) 970.532.2339. World-class restoration, repair, and maintenance. Many Pebble Beach Class wins and Best of Show evidence our pursuit of restoration excellence. We service and maintain blue-chip collectibles, race cars, and other investment-grade cars, and provide vintage race track support. We have particular excellence with Bugatti and other pre-war marques. www.HighMountainClassics.com JWF Restorations Inc. Special- izing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). 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We take pride in enhancing our clients’ investments by bringing these truly one-ofa-kind cars back to life, maybe an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970 with consistent 1st place winners at concours around the world. (IL) RPM Classic Sports Cars. Hahn - Vorbach & Associates Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing biweekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) LLC. 724.452.4329. Specializes in the investment-grade restoration and preservation of European and American collectible antique and classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and vintage race cars. Our services include full and partial restorations, bespoke builds, repairs, show prep, sales and procurement assistance, as well as a full array of do-it-yourself assistance services. Recognized experts in the restoration of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters. Concours-level, national award-winning quality. Find examples of our craftsmanship and the wide range of past projects on our website. We would be happy to discuss your project. www.hahnvorbach.com 802.877.2645. With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated blog to see what is going on in our busy shop, including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two-car, enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the Northeast a breeze. www.rpmvt.com. mation, shop online at www.suixtil-usa. com, call 1-855-SUIXTIL (784-9845), or email sales@suixtil-usa.com. Volante Classics. 978.447.1669. At Suixtil USA. 855.784.9845. Suixtil- USA is the premier retailer for fine menswear inspired by auto racing heritage. The Suixtil racing uniforms have been worn by many Formula One racing heroes including Juan Manuel Fangio. Built for Speed, Styled for Passion, Made for Gentlemen. For more infor- Volante Classics we rebuild notable European classic cars. What sets us apart is our master craftsman, Roberto Donati, who learned to reshape contours, reconstruct panels, and recreate beauty while he was a young man in Italy. Under his father’s and grandfather’s mindful tutelage, Roberto dedicated his life to coachwork. More than the craft itself, Roberto saw and felt the passion with which his father toiled. He came to America to perfect his art, working at one of the most prestigious firms for more than a decade. Only those who live and feel that same passion, and possess the highest degree of skill, can reach his level of excellence. Only they can restore the essence of a classic machine. www.volanteclassics.com © Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver, show/driver, show, and preservation level restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist March 2015 153

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Carl Bomstead eWatch “Smokey and The Bandit” Jacket Is Too Small, Costly If the jacket doesn’t fit, why not invest in a few more porcelain signs? Thought Carl’s Julian Auctions, at their December 11–12 auction in Las Vegas, sold several hundred items from the life and career of Burt Reynolds. It’s hard to forget his role in the 1977 film “Smokey and the Bandit,” where with his pal Cledus, he matched wits with the dimwitted Sheriff Buford T. Justice. Julian Auctions auctioned off Reynolds’ 1977 Trans Am for $450,000 and his “Bandit” go-kart for $13,750, but what caught my eye was the “Bandit” jacket that he wore in “Smokey and the Bandit II.” Could have been an owner for $35,200, but it was size medium, so I bought a couple porcelain signs instead. EBAY #121443058523— CHROME JET ROCKET HOOD ORNAMENT. Number of Bids: 32. SOLD AT: $762. Date: 9/28/2014. Seller had no idea what he was selling, and as a result, he missed his market. He had a very desirable 1935–36 Hupmobile hood ornament that was used on their Aerodynamic series cars. The red paint on the exhaust tips and windows was in good order, and with a little effort, the seller could have realized a bunch more money. Lincoln Park in San Francisco. In 1928, the Boy Scouts put up 4,000 signs commemorating the highway. This sign was in incredible condition, but it sure did not date to 1916. The Lincoln Highway Museum does not show the sign as being pre-1928, so I would place a guess that it was from the ’30s. A very cool sign. makes them rather scarce. A friend stepped up for this one, as he needed it for his Morgan three-wheeler. When I told him I had one restored and good to go, he immediately asked, “How much?” Well, it’s now on his Morgan — and for a whole lot less than what he paid for the one listed here. EBAY #351183967509— MARUSAN KOSUGE 1951 CADILLAC JAPANESE TIN TOY CAR. Number of Bids: 32. SOLD AT: $3,051. Date: 10/6/2014. This 12-inch tin toy Cadillac was without the packaging, but it was battery operated and the headlights and taillights were functional. It was missing the headlight rims and there were a dent and a scratch on the roof. A rare toy made even more desirable with the unusual livery. of Bids: Best Offer Accepted. SOLD AT: $3,650. Date: 10/29/2014. This colorful and graphic tin sign measured 36 inches by 17 inches and featured a family staying warm in their car with the Francisco Auto Heater. A bunch of these were found many years ago in Texas, and at the time, were selling for about $900. Times change, and even though this one had some issues, it still brought decent money. In better condition it would have pushed $6,000. The hard one to find, however, is the white version. EBAY #141487125729— EBAY #181568506975— 1916 CURVED LINCOLN HIGHWAY PROCELAIN SIGN. Number of Bids: 14. SOLD AT: $5,900. Date: 10/31/2014. The Lincoln Highway — the first transcontinental highway — was conceived by Carl Fisher of Indy 500 fame in 1913. Construction began in 1916, and it ran from Times Square in New York City to EBAY #351199474407— 1932 WASHINGTON MOTORCYCLE LICENSE PLATE. Number of Bids: 10. SOLD AT: $735.99. Date: 10/22/2014. It is thought that fewer than 1,000 motorcycle license plates were issued in Washington state in 1932, which CAMEL PENN ONE-QUART OIL CAN. Number of Bids: 18. SOLD AT: $1,844.20. Date: 12/7/2014. Camel Penn motor oil was a product of Marathon Lubricants of Fort Worth, TX. The camel must have signified endurance, as noted on the can as one of the product benefits. Oil cans, soft for the past few years, have been making a comeback of late, and this sale reflects the strength of the new market. EBAY #371135123221— EBAY #281482462165— EARLY FRANCISCO AUTO HEATER SELF-FRAMED TIN LITHO SIGN. Number SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada/Mexico, Europe $135, Asia/Africa/Middle East $135. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 154 HONOLULU AUTOMOBILE CLUB LICENSE-PLATE TOPPER. Number of Bids: 11. SOLD AT: $1,131.51. Date: 9/21/2014. A bunch of these colorful, 3.5-inch enameled Honolulu Automobile Club badges have been showing up of late, all in as-new condition. A cool badge, but all this makes you kinda wonder. You pays your money and you takes your chances. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market