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Sports CarMarket The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends French Kiss '35 Voisin C25 $725k Expanded Cars for Sale Section! 167 Collector Cars Rated by Our Experts Keith Martin's May 2010 Tricks of Ferrari Certification www.sportscarmarket.com 1969 Trans Am Camaro—$148k is Plenty 1973 Carrera RS—$345k to Go Like Hell 1965 Aston DB5—Top of the Market at $429k

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Sports CarMarket Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 44 Voisin C25—It's the Art Decoist 52 Trans Am Camaro—Authenticity or speed? May 2010 . Volume 22 . Number 5 46 Porsche RS—The one we all want 42 Aston DB5—Market shaken, not stirred IN-DEPTH PROFILES What You Need To Know FERRARI 38 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE NHRA Pro Street—$108,120 / Mecum Whether it's more or less than the sum of its parts is up to you. John L. Stein ENGLISH 42 1965 Aston Martin DB5—$429,000 / RM Pricey, yes, but still a bargain against contemporary red cars. Paul Hardiman ETCETERINI 44 1935 Avions Voisin Model C25 Aérodyne—$725,408 / Artcurial Moving elegantly into the collectors' consciousness. Donald Osborne GERMAN 46 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight—$345,400 / H&H Up the power, cut the weight, homologate it, then go like hell. Thor Thorson AMERICAN 48 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Convertible “The Survivor Platform Car”—$190,800 / Mecum The car that inspired the phrase, “Worn in, but not worn out.” Thomas Glatch RACE 52 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Trans Am Race Car—$148,500 / Gooding Lots of history. And modern parts, too. So who do you race? Colin Comer Cover photograph: Artcurial GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 167 Cars Examined and Rated at Seven Sales BONHAMS 56 Paris, FRA: Bonhams sells 57 of 98 lots at Rétromobile for an $8.4m total. Jérôme Hardy ARTCURIAL 66 Paris, FRA: A Voisin C25 Aérodyne at $725k leads a $3.1m day in Paris. Jérôme Hardy MECUM 76 Kissimmee, FL : This annual Florida extravaganza goes big time, selling 703 cars for $26.5m. Dale Novak H&H AUCTIONS 86 Buxton, UK: Porsche 911 RS Lightweight makes $345k at H&H's $1.1m first event of 2010. Paul Hardiman BONHAMS 94 London, UK: $5.1m sells at the Olympia saleroom, headlined by a 1906 Rolls-Royce Light 20hp at $724k. Paul Hardiman MIDAMERICA AUCTIONS 102 Las Vegas, NV : Triumphs, Vincents, and Harley-Davidsons total $4.2m in Sin City. Lance Raber EBAY MOTORS 108 Real life replicas. Geoff Archer

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36 Rétromobile COLUMNS 14 Shifting Gears March madness Keith Martin 30 Affordable Classic Care and feeding of the Baby Bird Rob Sass 32 Legal Files The importance of contracts John Draneas 40 Sheehan Speaks Ins and outs of Ferrari Classiche Michael Sheehan 110 Bike Buys R100RS, BMW's “new age” of sport tourers Ed Millich 130 eWatch The inconsistencies of auctions Carl Bomstead FEATURES 34 Sunriver Concours: Fun in the Oregon sun 34 Boca Raton Concours: Sansabelt slacks prohibited 36 Desert Concours: New venue, positive results 36 Rétromobile: Fashion Week for car guys DEPARTMENTS 16 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 18 The Inside Line 20 Contributors 22 You Write, We Read 24 Display Advertisers Index 26 Time Pieces: Rolex Submariner 26 Neat Stuff: A pair of sculptors; pick your medium 28 In Miniature: Bugatti Type 252 Michelotti coupe 28 Book Review: Phil Hill, A Driving Life 70 Alfa Bits 72 Glovebox Notes: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS coupe; 2010 Acura TSX Tech V6 90 Our Cars: 1987 Harris Magnum Kawasaki 1100 superbike 109 Fresh Meat: 2010 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG; 2010 Jaguar XKR convertible; 2010 Lexus LX570 112 Mystery Photo 112 Comments with Your Renewal 114 Showcase Gallery 126 Resource Directory

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin March Madness I 've just returned from a sensory overload collector car experience in the Sunshine State. Somewhere between RM's BMW 600 “limousine,” Gooding's Alfa 2000 spider, Sam and Emily Mann's Mercedes 540K Special roadster, and the Collier ex-Martini Porsche 917, ten days of March have disappeared in a collector car blur. Between auctions, seminars, meetings, and television shooting, a relentless frenzy stole all the minutes and hours of every day. It all started in Naples. Every other highly appreciated, so we have added eight pages of “SCM Select” classifieds to this issue. Saturday night, we enjoyed an inter- view conducted by Speed's Mike Joy with Richard Petty at the MercedesBenz dinner at the Ritz. Petty has 200 career victories and many more tales to his credit, and he's certainly earned his moniker, “The King.” Dawn Patrol at Amelia Early Sunday, my wife Wendie and year, Miles Collier hosts a symposium on Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car at his museum there. I've attended for ten years, and have had the honor of being on the faculty for the past eight. The symposium is a whirlwind of collector car activities, including seminars like Flying High, Riding Low: Differences Between Aircraft and Automobile Conservation, which was presented by Malcolm Collum, Chief Conservator of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. SCM Contributor and collector car expert Simon Kidston joined me, along with financial analyst Anthony Werley from JP Morgan Private Bank, for a roundtable discussion, The European Market: Where We've Been, Where We're Headed and Charting a Course. When we asked the 30 participants which cars they thought represented the best value at the present time, their nearly evenly divided picks were the 300SL Gullwing and, on the affordable side, 356 Coupes. I suggest you rush out and buy one of each tomorrow. Next stop, Fernandina Beach Discovery HD Theater has given the green light for 13 episodes of my new television show, “What's My Car Worth,” which meant I had to get from the final seminar at the symposium (5 pm in Naples) to an 8 pm meeting with Roger Williams, head of the company creating the shows, in downtown Fernandina Beach. It's a seven-hour-drive in the best of conditions. Joe Molina, of public relations firm JMPR, came through with a seat on a new $7.2m Piaggio P.180 Avanti II turbo-prop. Piero Ferrari is the chairman of Piaggio Aero, which has led to their planes being known as the “Ferraris of the air.” The plane has a distinctive front canard, resulting—according to SCMer Bruce McCaw—in another nickname: “the catfish.” In just 55 minutes, cruising stylishly and remarkably quietly at 375 knots at 25,000 feet, I arrived at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport. I made my dinner meeting with time to spare. Our television show starts airing on Tuesday nights in mid April, just before Wayne Carini's “Chasing Classic Cars.” Co-host Bill Stephens and I examine a car coming up for sale at auction (in this case we were at both RM and Gooding), evaluate its condition, and then I predict what price it will bring when it crosses the block. Sometimes I manage to get it spot on, and other times I'm sadly wrong, as was the case with the 1961 Porsche RS61 sold by Gooding to Sir Stirling Moss for $1.7m. I managed to be low to the tune of $600,000. At least I won't be shot for my mistakes. All day Thursday and Friday were spent shooting, and then I spent Saturday in a blizzard of meetings, as is always the case at Amelia, where everyone in the collector car world seems to come together. The end result of one meeting was SCM's dramatically enhanced classifieds section, beginning with this issue of the magazine. Our most recent online reader survey indicated that more “cars for sale” would be 14 Petty's F40 I went on our regular five-mile run along the beach, stopping to watch the “Dawn Patrol,” the procession of concours cars driving onto the lawn in the near-darkness. One of the Collier 917s provided bursts of noisy illumination as it spat flames from its exhausts. At the concours, long-time Mercedes enthusiast EB Pearce headed our judging team, which included legendary Mercedes PR man and author Leo Levine, for the pre-war Mercedes and Gullwing classes. It was a visual automotive feast and we didn't have to hand out any fright pig awards. After all, if you're entering a 540K or an alloy Gullwing at Amelia, chances are you didn't buy it on Craigslist with food stamps. Best of Class, pre-war, went to SCMers Sam and Emily Mann's 1937 540K Special roadster, and that car went on to win the coveted Concours d'Elegance Best of Show award. In the Gullwing class, McCaw's striking 1952 W194 racing Gullwing achieved the Most Significant Vintage Mercedes award from Mercedes-Benz. Michael Cantanucci's freshly restored 1955 alloy Gullwing won the class, with SCMers Curt and Carole Ziegler's 1956 steel Gullwing an excruciatingly close second. 2600s are still trucks Our evening wound down with a fine dinner at the Beach Street Grill with longtime friend and SCM Contributor Donald Osborne, and his partner Frank Garofolo. I first met Donald about five million years ago at the Alfa Romeo National Convention in Maryland, where I was filming “The Alfa Romeo Spotter's Guide,” which for reasons unknown has yet to become a classic. He had just read my description of the Alfa 2600 as being “the best truck Alfa ever built,” and as he owned three of them (a peculiar affliction, in my opinion), Osborne was determined to set me straight. We agreed to disagree, and have been doing so, in good nature, ever since. On Friday, David Gooding brought in $16.1m at his first Amelia auction, while Saturday RM sold $19.1m, up from just $12.5m last year. In light of this, Osborne and I ruminated about the state of the collector car hobby, and we came to the conclusion that things seem on a positive track right now. At the very high end of the collector car market, there is a definite sense of confidence that was missing a year ago. Important cars are moving up the food chain of collectibility and will continue to bring breathtaking amounts. Which is exactly what happened with the $1.65m GTB/4 at RM and the $2.75m Voisin at Gooding. (We'll have complete results in the next issue.) Meanwhile, common cars continue to bring common prices, so the world of affordable classics is secure. You needn't worry about chromebumper MG Bs suddenly zooming to $50,000 each. In all, it was a grand ten days, a total immersion in the world of the people, cars, and events that make up the collector car world. My sadness at having to leave it all was surpassed only by my joy in knowing I was coming home to my next-gen collector, nearly-three-year-old Bradley. We had left him polishing his pedal car in anticipation of his own first trip onto the green, not so many years down the road. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Jim Pickering Column Author Kruse International— Auburn Spring Motorfair Where: Auburn, IN When: May 14-16 More: www.kruse.com Kruse's sprawling 480-acre 1958 Ferrari Tour de France at RM Monaco RM Auctions— Sporting Classics of Monaco Where: Monte Carlo, MCO When: May 1 More: www.rmauctions.com Held the same weekend as the seventh annual Monaco Grand Prix Historique in early May, this first-time RM Monte Carlo sale will feature 80 high-end collector cars. Headliners include a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica cabriolet Pininfarina valued at between $2.6m and $3.3m, a 1958 Ferrari 250 Tour de France thought to be worth between $2.7m and $3.4m, and the 1937 BMW 328 MM “Buegelfalte,” considered by many to be one of the world's most significant pre-war sports racing cars, estimated at between $6.8m and $9.6m. Bonhams & Butterfields— The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Where: Carmel, CA When: May 8 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 49/74 bikes sold / $889k Quail Lodge will again play host to this second annual all-motorcycle auction, which is a sister event to The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, held each August. An array of rare and high-quality motorcycles from around the world will be offered, including a 1925 Indian Scout valued at $16k to $20k. Silver Auctions— Big Sky Collector Car Auction Where: Spokane, WA When: May 12 More: www.silverauctions.com Silver will feature a select group of collector cars at this Wednesday evening event, taking place in conjunction with and just prior to this year's DAA Northwest wholesale car auction. Early consignments include a 1967 Dodge Coronet RT, a 1950 Oldsmobile 88 sedan, a 1957 Ford Sedan Delivery, a 1968 Pontiac 16 Firebird Sprint, and a 1948 Ford Street Rod. Auctions America—The Raleigh Classic Where: Raleigh, NC When: May 13 More: www.raleighclassic.com The first Raleigh Classic auction of 2010 will return to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, and will feature two 1940 Bantam Hollywood roadsters, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 2-door hard top, a 1981 DeLorean DMC12 coupe, a 1992 Ferrari 348 ts, a 1934 Ford woodie wagon, and a 1968 Plymouth GTX 2-door hard top. auction park will serve as backdrop for this 19th annual event, with over 1,000 cars expected at the auction, car corral, and swapmeet. Plenty of American classics and muscle will round out the consignment list, including a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS coupe, a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 2-door hard top, a 1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL convertible, and a 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 fastback. Mecum Auctions—Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction Where: Indianapolis, IN When: May 19-23 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 637/1,047 cars sold / $33.8m Over 1,750 collector cars are expected at this year's Spring Classic, making it Mecum's largest event of the year, and television cameras will again be 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: jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com. APRIL 1-3—BARRETTJACKSON Palm Beach, FL 3—KRUSE Schaumburg, IL 8-9—TOM MACK Charlotte, NC 9-10—MECUM Kansas City, MO 9-10—LEAKE San Antonio, TX 9-11—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Toronto, CAN 10—COYS Essen, DEU 16-17—BRANSON Branson, MO 17—VICTORY POWER AUCTIONS Las Vegas, NV 18—SOTHEBY'S Melbourne, AUS 19—BONHAMS Hendon, UK 21—H&H Buxton, UK 22-23—CARLISLE Carlisle, PA 24—CHEFFINS Cambridge, UK 24-25—RM Novi, MI 24—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Brighton, CO 25—BONHAMS Stafford, UK 26-27—BARONS Surrey, UK 30—BONHAMS Monte Carlo, MCO 30—COYS Monte Carlo, MCO 30-May 1— WORLDWIDE GROUP Seabrook, TX MAY 1—BUD WARD Tupelo, MS 1—ICA Dallas, TX 1—RM Monte Carlo, MCO 1—VANDERBRINK Anamosa, IA 3—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 8—BUD WARD Fort Worth, TX 8—BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Carmel, CA 8—MIDAMERICA St. Paul, MN 8—VANDERBRINK Hartford, SD 12—SILVER Spokane, WA 13—AUCTIONS AMERICA Raleigh, NC 14-16—KRUSE Auburn, IN 15-16—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Reno, NV 15—VANDERBRINK Sioux Falls, SD 19-23—MECUM Indianapolis, IN 22—BONHAMS Newport Pagnell, UK 22—ICA Tucson, AZ 21-22—MIDAMERICA St Paul, MN 22—VANDERBRINK Ludington, MI JUNE 4-5—MOTOEXOTICA St Louis, MO 6—BONHAMS Greenwich, CT 7—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 11-13—LEAKE Tulsa, OK 12—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Sioux Falls, SD 14-15—BARONS Surrey, UK 18-19—MECUM St. Paul, MN 19—BONHAMS Northamptonshire, UK 19—ICA Birmingham, AL 19—SILVER Coeur d'Alene, ID 25-26—MECUM St. Charles, IL 25-27—BARRETTJACKSON Costa Mesa, CA 26—VANDERBRINK Grand Rapids, MN capturing the action and broadcasting live via the “Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars and More” series, airing on HD Theater. Star consignments include a 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air III convertible that is one of only eight such examples produced, as well as CSX 2332, a 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster that was ordered with virtually every available option when new. Bonhams— Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars Where: Newport Pagnell, U.K. When: May 22 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 37/46 cars sold / $4.3m Headlining this 11th annual all-Aston Martin and Lagonda event is an ex-Works 1950 DB2 Team Car known as VMF 65, which was raced throughout its career by Stirling Moss, Peter Collins, Roy Salvadori, Tony Rolt, Lance Macklin, George Abecassis, and Eric Thompson. With both excellent history and originality, it's estimated to sell between $575k and $670k. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Inside Line Stefan Lombard Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. Kirkland Concours has raised over $1.2m for charity Industry News ■ The Phil Smart Mercedes- Benz Kirkland Concours d'Elegance, currently in its eighth year, continues to draw top-level collector cars from across the country while providing significant support to its two charities—Seattle Children's Hospital and Evergreen Hospital Medical Center. Last year's award raised the total amount contributed in the first seven years to over $1.2 million, all of which underwrites uncompensated care for children. The 2010 event will take place September 12 and will include classes for Screamers Powered by Ford, pre-war Packards, and Alfa Romeo sports cars. Publisher Martin and Ed Herrmann will return as co-emcees. The two-day Tour d'Elegance will occur Thursday and Friday prior to the concours. Visit www.kirklandconcours .com for more. (WA) Events The Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance is the largest gathering of classic cars and wooden boats in the country. The 15th annual event takes place at the Lakewood Yacht Club on May 1 and 2, and featured this year are specialbodied Packards, 100 Years of Alfa Romeo, vintage race cars, and classic outboard motor boats. Novelist and car guy Clive Cussler is the Grand Marshal, and Publisher Martin returns as emcee. New this year is the Tour d'Elegance, held on April 30, with stops at local museums. Once again, Worldwide will host its annual Houston Classic auction on Saturday, with a 18 special sale of the R.E. Monical Collection on Friday. Tickets are $30, kids under ten free. www .keels-wheels.com. (TX) ■ Before Quail Lodge plays host to classic cars in August, classic motorcycles will take over the fairways on May 7 and 8. The Quail Motorcycle Gathering will showcase some of the world's great two-wheelers and will feature a special class for the 1975 -77 Honda GL 1000, as well as a Gathering of Streamliners and Electric Motorcycles. A one-day Motorcycle Tour precedes the concours, taking 50 riders over 100 miles around the Monterey Peninsula. And like any Quail event, food is also a highlight, and the Lodge chefs will provide a delectable BBQ lunch. Tickets are $65, $10 for kids twelve and under. www.quaillodgeevents .com. (CA) ■ The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will host its annual Cars and Stars Gala fundraiser on May 8. The event, “Heroes of Drag Racing: Honoring the 60th Anniversary of the NHRA,” will feature dinner, cocktails, live entertainment, and an auction of memorabilia. www.petersen.org. (CA) ■ Following a successful debut in 2009, the Marin Sonoma Concours returns May 16, with 200 cars in 18 classes scheduled to take to the Marin Center Fairgrounds. Porsche is the featured marque, and classic wooden boats will be on display in the nearby lagoon. Other highlights include an exhibit of historic commercial vehicles from the Bay Area, historic hot rods, and a noontime flyover of historic military aircraft. Proceeds benefit Hospice by the Bay. Tickets are $15, kids under 16 free. www.marinsonomaconcours.org. (CA) ■ Rich and Jean Taylor produce some of the best vintage rallying experiences in the world, and from May 16 to 21, they'll host the 18th running of their flagship event—the New England 1000. The event will take 50 cars, drivers, and navigators over and through the Green Mountains of Vermont, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and the Lake District of southern Maine. The rally will make stops to visit impressive car collections, and participants can expect nothing but the best in food and accommodations. Porsche Cars North America will provide chase vehicles in the event of a breakdown, while fulltime mechanics will be on hand to fix those breakdowns. $5,495 double occupancy. www .vintagerallies.com. (VT) ♦ Event Calendar Apr. 29-May 2—The Mitty Speedfest (GA) www.hsrrace.com Apr. 29-May 2—VSCD Spring Brake Drivers School & Races (MI) www.vscda.org 1-2—Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance (TX) www.keels-wheels.com 1-2—7th Historic Monaco Grand Prix (MCO) www.acm.mc 1-2—VARA British Extravaganza (CA) www.vararacing.com 5-9—Mille Miglia (ITA) www.1000miglia.eu 7-8—Quail Motorcycle Gathering (CA) www.quaillodgeevents.com 8-9—Carlisle Performance & Style (PA) www.carsatcarlisle.com 14-16—CSRG's Rolling Thunder (CA) www.csrgracing.org 16—Marin Sonoma Concours (CA) www.marinsonomaconcours.org 16-21—18th Annual New England 1000 (VT) www.vintagerallies.com 22-23—Newport Concours (RI) www.newportconcours.com 28-30—Jim Clark Historic Rally (UK) www.jimclarkrally.com 30—Indianapolis 500 (IN) www.indy500.com 30-Jun. 4—11th Rallye des Princesses (FRA) www.zaniroli.com Vintage bikes at The Quail Sports Car Market Steve Burton

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SCM Contributors MARSHALL BUCK founded his model company (CMA) in 1982 out of his passion for sports and classic cars. He sold exotic cars for a few years, and has authored a number of articles on models. He wrote a featured model column for Vintage Motorsport magazine from 1988 to 1999, and in addition to his monthly scale model analysis for SCM, he is the author of Ferrari 375 MM 0402 AM, In Miniature. He has a significant collection of models and always keeps at least one “full-scale” model in his garage. This month, on p. 28, he looks at a Bugatti Type 252 Michelotti coupe. Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Art Director Kirsten Hegg kirsten.hegg@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Stefan Lombard stefan.lombard@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Auction Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Consulting Editor Tim Parker tim.parker@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 301 Copy Editors Yael Abel, Kristen Hall-Geisler, Bill Neill Senior Auction Analysts B. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Paul Hardiman (Europe) Auction Analysts John Clucas (Australia), Daniel Grunwald, Jérôme Hardy (Europe), Chip Lamb, Norm Mort (Canada), Dale Novak, Phil Skinner PAUL HARDIMAN still has the old-car madness well into his forties, reinforced by the claim that he is never happier than when checking out the heat exchangers under a 911. After half a lifetime in a staff job, he now writes for all the leading U.K. classic car magazines, a feat he puts down to “being cheaper, and anonymous.” When he's not working as SCM's Senior European Auction Analyst, he lives quietly near Oxford, England, with an old race car, these days most often spotted on the school run. He's been busy of late, and this month you'll find his coverage of the H&H Buxton sale on p. 86, his report on a December Bonhams auction on p. 94, and his profile of a cracking Aston DB5 on p. 42. JÉRÔME HARDY is a lifelong gearhead whose best memories have always been linked to cars. At age 17, his first mistress was an Italian in the form of a 1971 Lancia Fulvia, followed by more costly Europeans, and represented today by a 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE. His first engine rebuild was the 350-ci small-block in his 1970 Buick Skylark, which he acquired during a seven-year stint in New York City. Now based in Paris, Hardy enjoys the sheer size of his Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park wagon, as well as more recent acquisitinons—a 1939 Packard Super 8 and 1941 Lincoln Continental. He recently attended the Paris auctions held by Bonhams and Artcurial, and his reports appear on p. 56 and 66, respectively. THOR THORSON grew up in northern Iowa. His father bought a red Jag XK 150 in the late 1950s, and that was all it took; he has been in love with sports cars, racing cars, and the associated adrenaline rush ever since. He has vintage raced for over 20 years, the bulk of them spent behind the wheel of a blue Elva 7. When he's not racing, he is president of Vintage Racing Motors, Inc., a collector car dealer and vintage racing support company based in Redmond, Washington. His knowledge runs the full spectrum of vintage racing, and he's put that expertise to good use in the pages of SCM since 2003. We put him to good use on this month's profile of a 1973 Porsche Carrera RS. The story appears on p. 46. Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Colin Comer (Muscle Cars), John Draneas (Legal), Donald Osborne (Etceterini), Jim Schrager (Porsche), Michael Sheehan (Ferrari), Thor Thorson (Race Cars) Contributors John Apen, Diane Brandon, Marshall Buck, Miles Collier, Martin Emmison, Paul Hardiman, Alex Hofberg, Simon Kidston, Ed Milich, Rob Sass, Steve Serio, John L. 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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 California smog To the Editor: Regarding a recent article on California's SB 100 law for kit cars (March, “Legal Files,” p. 26), I just successfully navigated the SB100 process to register my Westfield Eleven Lotus replica and thought I would let you know of one major change: All vehicles under the SB100 program are now required to have a functioning PCV system installed. This despite the fact that the cars in question are “exempt” from emission controls. The referee who inspected my car and failed it checked with his supervisor by phone in my presence, and he was informed that according to his boss, “If we (the State) are giving you an exemption from smog, then the least you can do is install a PCV.” I am sure that this is illegal and is a gross overreach by a bureaucrat, but what can an individual do about it? In my case, the path of least resistance was to fab up the system and get re-inspected, but as per the referee, they are demanding this on all cars now, even Model Ts! An additional problem with Nobles and other cars, including mine, is that California requires a minimum headlight height of 22 inches from the ground to the lowest part of the light. According to the Bureau of Auto Repair, this regulation went into effect in the 1940s and thus was applied to the original Lotus 11 back in the day. I wound up building plywood panels to raise the lights the necessary distance, passed inspection, and then returned the car to original condition. How did Steve McQueen get his 11 through inspection back in the '60s?—M.D., via email John Draneas responds: Thanks for your letter. Oddly enough, I have been told that answers to the smog restriction question differ depending upon the particular California DMV office one visits. Your best bet may be to shop around to get the answer you are looking for, even going to Sacramento if need be. 22 Keith Martin responds: Thanks for your letter, Simon. Frankly, I think you are confusing “collectible” with “interesting.” In my column, the only caveat I made to the modern collectible was the McLaren F1, due both to its outright victory at Le Mans, and because of how it has been viewed by the market in recent years. Cars of the 1980s and '90s I am showing my age, as a child of the 1980s, when I point out the wonders that are the Ford RS Cosworth Sierra, the prowess of the E30 BMW M3, and the buzz that followed the arrival of the Audi Ur Quattro Where's the love? To the Editor: As an avid devourer of the words written between the covers of SCM, I often find myself mentally muttering agreement with the sentiments expressed within. However, my generally like-minded disposition came rapidly unwound (if only momentarily) upon reading Keith Martin's column on “Government-Created Collectibles” (March, “Shifting Gears,” p. 8). It is truly a case of short- sightedness, blinkered opinion, or even just showing your age to say that post-smog cars are not collectible, or that there is “no more racing your daily driver.” I am showing my age, as a child of the 1980s, when I point out the wonders that are the Ford RS Cosworth Sierra, the prowess of the E30 BMW M3, and the buzz that followed the arrival of the Audi Ur Quattro on the world automotive scene. All of these are limited-production and are, even now, still very much at home on their respective race tracks. And that's just a sample from Europe. America gave us the Buick GNX and the Corvette ZR-1, amongst many others. And I'm lucky to live in Australia, a country that has spawned multiple low-build, collectible racers since the introduction of evertightening emission and safety regulations. In fact, Holden and its official offshoots have produced multiple fire-breathing racers for the road and recently gave us the instant classic HSV Coupe 4. Each and every one of these cars has become more expensive to park in your garage as the years move on, and each, if you so choose, is quite capable of taking you to and from work on a regular basis. Every time I go to a “com- bined makes” classic car show, I am happy to say that the numbers are swelling, not receding. The only conclusion this can bring is that more cars are joining the “classic” rankings, an impossible feat if only a fixed and finite group of cars are collectible. The bottom line for our hobby is that an “old car” is relative, and not all car enthusiasts remember where they were when they heard man had walked on the moon.— Simon Lamacraft, Specialist Auctions Advisor, Shannons Auctions, Australia like the Ur Quattro and M3 are certainly interesting. The Audi changed the face of rallying, and the M3 has won races in several series around the world, from local autocross to major touring championships. But neither can be raced as delivered from the factory, as with some cars from the 1950s and '60s. And especially with the M3, it has been produced in such large numbers that it will never attain true collectible status, nor will it even have much of a price premium. Both are technically intriguing and each has a devout following—we have said as much over the years. Corvette ZR-1s, also techni- cally advanced, have been flat-lining in the market for years, while GNXs are, to me, just another goofball car that is important only because it was produced in low numbers. Powerful engine, yes, but homely, and what did it win? And with the Holden, I am immediately suspicious when anyone dubs a car an “instant collectible.” Recall the 2002 Thunderbird and the Plymouth Prowler. Owned that, and that one too To the Editor: I had the experience of own- ing the 1949 Ferrari 166 Inter, s/n 037S, profiled on p. 32 of the March issue. I also owned the other 3.0-liter ATS mentioned alongside your cover car in the “Etceterini Profile” (p. 38) of that same issue. I purchased 037S in Norwalk, California, in about 1970 from Alfred Allee. The Ferrari was intact but in primer. It was a disk-wheel car with the original motor in its correct

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As I found beneath the primer, 037S was originally a coffee brown metallic color; there was no evidence of a two-tone paint scheme as currently represented. I replicated the exterior color, as it went so well with the original mohair interior (not leather as it is now), and then I sold it to Ed Niles, who sold it to Houston dealer Steve Forristal, who sold it to Lord Brocket. During this time I still had the car in my possession, and Forristal eventually arranged for one of Lord Brocket's men to come pick it up. When he collected 037S, he was surprised about the reputed condition and stage of restoration. I was not privy to any representations made to Lord Brocket. Fast forward a bit later, and I was sitting at the Pebble Beach Judge's Breakfast, where I introduced myself to a fellow judge sitting next to me. It was Lord Brocket, and I was immediately a bit uncomfortable considering the issues about 037S. I discussed with him the apparent misunderstanding about 037S and its condition when collected. My personal discomfort level changed several months later upon his arrest. Now to the ATS GTS, which I believe is the correct model name for your cover car. Oddly enough, I purchased my 3.0-liter from the very same Edwin Niles in the early 1970s. As I always understood it, the ATS GT was the two-carb downdraft Weber version with a ZF transaxle. The ATS GTS was the higherperformance car with four Weber downdrafts and a Colotti transaxle. It was supposed to be the competition version. My experience with the transaxle was contrary to that indicated in your article; the non-synchro transaxle was trouble-free the entire time and very easy to shift and drive. I found my 3.0-liter car easy to drive on the street and not at all temperamental. I would take exception to the opinion that today it would be that challenging to maintain the ATS. Unlike Fast forward a bit later, and I was sitting at the Pebble Beach Judge's Breakfast, where I introduced myself to a fellow judge sitting next to me. It was Lord Brocket, and I was immediately a bit uncomfortable considering the issues about 037S, though that would change several months later upon his arrest when I had mine, there was no Internet, nor the huge amount of support and interest in older exotic sports cars. I sold mine then in part because of the perceived lack of support available for the ATS available in the 1970s. The car was very fast and great fun to drive. Ed Niles and I lived in the Hollywood Hills at the time, somewhat near the famed “Hollywood” sign. I used to drive a road on the Burbank side of the hills to test my various cars. There was an incorrectly banked curve in the road that ate many cars, but the ATS was a blast.—Jerry F. Rosenstock, Los Angeles, CA V12 Inter-pretation To the Editor: There is some confusion concerning the history of 1949 Ferrari 166 s/n 037S in your March profile. In the mid 1980s, the car belonged to a collector who lived in Encino, California, and it was I who rebuilt the original engine and gearbox. It was one of the last engines with poured babbitt main bearings, and these were repoured for me by the Phil Reilly Company in Berkeley. The con rods were normal Vandervell insert bearings. The engine had a single 36 DCF Weber carb and the valve covers, timing chest, and oil pan were all of magnesium. The block was clearly stamped 037/S, and it was of 2-liter displacement. The engine shown in the p. 33 photo appears to be original, except for the triple Weber installation. Also note the smooth valve covers and the vertical, front-mounted Marelli S-55 distributors. After the completion of my rebuild, the car was sold on to Lord Brocket, and I had nightmares of it being buried, or worse, broken up. I had lost track of it until I saw it in a photo taken at the 2008 Villa d'Este Concours. I hope to see the car once again in my lifetime.— Allen Bishop, Pacific Palisades, CA ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Rolex Submariner The year 1953 was arguably Rolex's finest: Sir Edmund Hillary summitted Mt. Everest, securing a place in history for the Rolex Explorer, and Auguste Piccard and son Jacques moved in the opposite direction to set deep sea diving records. Hence the Rolex Submariner. It is unlikely that Rolex founder, Hans Wilsdorf, had any clue how his truly sealed watch would forever change the world. Rolex's visionary marketing capitalized on these successes. The Piccards had already broken a world record for a high altitude balloon assent (no watch resulted) when work began on a manned bathyscaphe capable of descending to over 11,000 meters (with pressure at over 17,000 psi). Rolex convinced the Piccards to test a prototype on their craft's exterior. Rolex's first prototypes had failed in earlier dives in 1950 but subsequent tests of the improved Mk II Deep Sea Special succeeded to a record depth of 3,150 meters in 1953 (in 1958, that depth would be pushed to 11,000 meters). Rolex introduced its new Submariner in early 1954. All Submariners have the look: a black dial with luminous, legible figures and hands, a black rotating elapsed time bezel, and a classic oyster-style bracelet. The original models had neither calendar feature nor options like a bullet-diverting electromagnet or high-speed buzz-saw bezel that James Bond found so useful in “Live and Let Die.” A Submariner is similar to Rolex's other products, but the significant difference is in the winding crown, which threads down, onto the case tube. Aside from the main gasket in the back, most Rolex watches rely on a pair of gaskets, one each in the crown and case tube, to seal out moisture. The Submariner features a “Triplock” system using a larger crown and tube, and five gaskets to stay dry. Collecting Submariners is a dream. In its 50-plus years of continuous production, numerous variations in the visuals and technology provide trainspotters endless opportunities to engage in peer group mind games. There are literally dozens of dial variations alone. Shown here is an extremely rare model 5513 from about 1974, which was made for the British military. The originality and condition of the dial controls a vintage Rolex's value, as does the relative scarcity of the model and year. Values range from under $3,000 to well over $100,000; currently one e-tailer's late 1990s stainless steel and 18k yellow gold Submariner 16613, blue faced with “gold-thru clasp buckle” and original box and paperwork, sports a $4,695 price. The luckiest owners, however, are those who bought them new in the 1950s and 1960s when they retailed for under $500. Neat Stuff by Stefan Lombard Fast wood Race cars have always incor- porated exotic materials into their design—from aluminum alloys and fiberglass to titanium and carbon fiber. Automotive sculptor Gary Tatman has taken race car building to another extreme: mahogany. Tatman says that while mahogany is softer than most woods, its tight grain allows it to keep its carved shape over time, critical when making intricate suspension bits. He starts with a single block of wood and lots of research into his subject vehicle to ensure he gets the scale and the details correct. Tatman works on a handshake and the premise that if the buyer isn't happy with the finished product, there's no obligation. Prices vary project to project, but figure about $10,000 to $15,000 for a fully finished piece. Contact the artist at GTsupracer@gmail.com or 410.736.2038. Details Production date: 1954–present Best place to wear one: Over a wet suit, spear fishing off the Great Barrier Reef SCM Five-Star Rating: Rarity: Durability: Parts/Service Availability: Cool Factor: Web: www.rolex.com Pushing tin Jim McCoin started building his own toys as a child, cutting discarded tin and forming the pieces over wooden bucks. As a working stiff in Silicon Valley, he was magic with a welder, so it just made sense to combine the two. The result is a unique brand of automotive sculpture comprised of 18-gauge cold rolled steel, welding wire, and round stock, all of it intricately assembled into Bugattis, Bentleys, Morgans, Rolls-Royces, Harley-Davidsons, Broughs, and more. Prices range from $4,000 to $7,000. Contact the artist at j.mccoin@comcast.net or 510.490.5448, and see his work at www.exoticfabrications.com. 26 Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck Bugatti Type 252 “Michelotti” Coupe Both Bugatti and Michelotti will almost certainly get one's attention. Now put them together and you might even stop some of us blinking. Allow me to explain. Plans for a new Bugatti sports/GT Model Details Production Date: 2010 Quantity: 250 car were still being laid in the mid1950s by Roland Bugatti. But they lacked money. The firm had spent most of its funds on the ill-fated Type 251 Grand Prix cars, and revenue was hard to come by. As a result, Bugatti was only able to build two new Type 252 chassis. Both are now in the Schlumpf Collection portion of the National Automobile Museum of France, one a bare chassis and the other a two-seat roadster. In 1956, however, two design proposals were submitted by SCM Five-Star Rating: Overall Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Email: msbash@gmail.com Michelotti for a new Type 252. One was a roadster and the other a coupe, which is the design used to make the 1:43-model shown here. Molsheim was hoping to use this beautiful berlinetta design to make the show rounds, but by 1958, Bugattti simply had no money to build it. So the full-size Type 252 “Michelotti” coupe remains just a design exercise, another car that never was. This little 1:43-scale gem is one of the best automotive miniatures recently produced, bar none. The conundrum: It is truly a fantastic model, beautifully detailed and finished, of a car that was never built. Personally, that drives me nuts. If you can get past that issue, then based on all other modeling criteria, I can't recommend this one highly enough. It's produced by EMC, based in Kiev, Ukraine. The master model for this edition was made from a real three-view plan, dated 1956, as well as from research data collected from the museum. The production of this model edition is a little complicated, too. It was commissioned by Vladimir Krivosheev in Moscow working with Mikhail Bashmashnikov of B&G Historic Line Models, in the U.S., and produced at EMC. The original plan was to introduce the model in 2009 to commemorate Bugatti's 100th anniversary. Instead, the models just started trickling out earlier this year. This is a serial numbered, limited edition of 250 models, and each comes mounted inside a simple wood and acrylic case with plaque. The model is comprised of various resin castings, with machined aluminum for wheel rims, headlamp bezels, signal lights, and exhaust tip. There are numerous plated, photo-etched parts, including the most perfectly scaled and fitted window surrounds I have ever seen (yes, far better than any BBR model). Door handles, taillamp surrounds, and bumpers are nickel-plated brass. The rich blue paint finish is a smooth high-gloss, hand-polished job. A few of the standout features are the engraved headlamp and fog lenses, correct raised sidewall lettering on the treaded tires made just for this model, and one of the most delicate and accurate steering wheels you'll ever want to see. This piece is an excellent value at $252. Available from the sole North American agent, Mikhail Bashmashnikov, B&G Historic Models: 203.968.8550, msbash@ gmail.com. Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Phil Hill: A Driving Life By Phil Hill; Photography by John Lamm; David Bull Publishing, 192 pages, $75, Amazon Phil Hill, known usu- ally as America's first Formula One champion, was so much more to the world of motorheads. His was a passion for cars nurtured in Packards from his earliest days. His fascination with racing came from reading British periodicals, which led him to England to work as a mechanic. That led inevitably to racing, culminating in five years at Ferrari and a World Championship. Post-career he became a restoration expert, and was enticed into writing for Road & Track magazine starting in the 1970s. He wrote about driving and described the experience behind the wheels of the most famous cars of the 20th century. Those articles, photographed by R&T's John Lamm, continued for more than 30 years, documenting the road experience of classic cars from motoring's yesterdays. Phil Hill: A Driving Life is the second collection of those pieces, following Ferrari: A Champion's View, and rather than focus on a marque, it ranges from personally important cars in Hill's career to simply important cars. Topics span the 1886 Benz and the 1938 Auto Union to Dale Earnhardt's 2000 NASCAR Chevrolet Monte Carlo. In addition to cars, Hill writes personal remembrances of the most important men who influenced racing and his career: Sir Stirling Moss, Jim Hall, and Dan Gurney. More than being a great driver, Hill, who died in 2008, was a technician, mechanic, and lover of the evolution of the breed, on and off track. His spare descriptions encapsulate everything, from the surface carburetor on the early Benz and the way his 1915 Packard 5-48's side curtains stopped flapping at speed thanks to a build-up of air pressure to the quirks of the Chaparral 2E's “automatic” transmission. These are the result of a lifetime of experience and observation, told with the quiet elegance for which Phil Hill was known. Friend and collaborator Lamm suggests reading this book with a nice glass of red wine and classical music in the background. Even if the wine is plonk, with Hill as your companion it will be as close to perfect as an evening could be. Provenance: You get a quiet student of automobiles getting to drive perfect examples of the most important cars with the finely tuned sensitivity of a World Champion. It doesn't get much better than this. Fit and finish: Chuck Queener brings grace and beauty to the design, which is a wonderful showcase for Lamm's photos and Hill's words, and the reproduction is sumptuous. Drivability: Most motorsports books, frankly, are heavy on facts, light on literary skill. Phil Hill's writing is a breath of fresh air; with a deft touch he weaves tales of the cars and men he knew, filling them with telling details and wry observation. The fire needs more wood, the glass is empty, and yet the pull to keep reading is strong, which is the mark of a good book. 28 Sports Car Market

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Affordable Classic Ford Thunderbird 1955–57 Ford Thunderbird The T-Bird's 1954 introduction was fortuitous. The Korean War was over, the economy was in good shape, and Chevrolet's Corvette was a fiberglass flop by Rob Sass T he immediate post-war era saw sports cars enter the American consciousness for the first time since the days of the Mercer Raceabout and the Stutz Bearcat. By the early 1950s—in addition to foreigners like MG, Jaguar, Aston Martin, and Ferrari—Ford had to stomach American independents and upstarts dabbling in sports cars, most notably tiny manufacturers like Kaiser, Hudson, Nash, Crosley, Kurtis, and Muntz. The final straw came when arch rival Chevrolet introduced the Corvette in June of 1953, though really, the Thunderbird story started a few years before that with a subordinate's fib to his boss. It all started in Paris Lewis Crusoe, a Ford exec, and George Walker, Ford's chief stylist at the time, were attending an auto show in Paris. History doesn't record what sports car on whose stand he was looking at, but Crusoe remarked accusatorily to Walker, “Why don't we have anything like that?” Although knowing full well that nothing was in the works, Walker represented that his team was working on “something.” Before returning to Dearborn, Walker contacted designer Frank Hershey and told him to get to work on a Ford sports car. The Corvette's introduction added a sense of urgency, and Henry Ford II gave the project his official blessing after the 1953 Los Angeles Autorama. The Thunderbird's introduction in the fall of 1954 was fortuitous. The Korean War was over, the economy was in good shape, and Chevrolet's Corvette was a fiberglass flop, its six-cylinder engine and annoying side curtains simply not cutting the mustard. And for the whole of 1955, the T-Bird outsold the Corvette nearly 25-to-1. The T-Bird, with its Mercury-sourced 292-cubic-inch V8 and roll-up windows, plus a host of other available convenience options, seemed to fit most Americans' idea of what a sports car should be. In reality, however, it was no such thing. “Sports” spelled “personal luxury” was more like it. With the exception of the aforementioned Y-block V8, the T-Bird's engineering was conventional been-there-done-that Dearborn for the period. Separate body and chassis, four-wheel drum brakes, and a 3-speed floor shift manual transmission or a Ford-O-Matic autobox. Braking and handling were a bit better than, say, Details Years produced: 1955–57 Number produced: 53,166 Original list price: $2,944 (1955) SCM Valuation: $28,000–$42,000; $45,000–$60,000 (E-Bird); $85,000–$130,000 (F-Bird) Tune-up cost: $300 Distributor cap: $20 Chassis #: Tag on driver's side door jamb Engine #: Pad on upper front of engine near timing cover Club: International Thunderbird Club More: www.intl-tbirdclub.com Alternatives: 1953–55 Chevrolet Corvette; 1954–57 Jaguar XK 140; 1954–63 Mercedes-Benz 190SL SCM Investment Grade: C; F-Bird: B 30 a Crown Vic of the era, but only by virtue of the T-Bird's lighter weight. Marginal handling became truly manic in 1956, when Ford moved the spare from the trunk to free up more golf club and picnic hamper space and plopped it on the rear bumper for all to admire. On wet roads, heavy-tail-induced oversteer could become quite scary, so the wheel and tire were moved back into the trunk for 1957. That year also brought the first real styling and powertrain changes, although still within the socalled First Generation. A larger grille and front bumper and larger canted fins in the rear were a bit of a mixed bag. Some prefer the '57 and some despise it. A 245-hp 312-ci V8 became standard, and twin Holley four-barrel E-Birds and supercharged cars are rare and quite desirable. Straight-line performance of any flavor of T-Bird is quite decent. Ownership requirements Thunderbird ownership presents few challenges. They rust with the best of them, but repair panels are readily available, as are mechanical and trim parts. They're robust and reliable and make nice sunny day cruisers or tour cars for undemanding roads. Ride quality is excellent, and convenience items like a powerful heater and signal-seeking radio are great, but the steering is vague and for a relatively compact car, it's hard to place in corners. Not that you'd want to engage in spirited cornering anyway with just a slippery bench seat to hold you in place. Compared to contemporary Alfa or even Corvette drums or TR3A discs, a T-Bird's brakes are simply miserable. Disc conversions exist and are worth considering for anyone who drives his car in anything other than the annual Optimists Club parade. The Thunderbird market has been in transition lately. Like Tri-Five Chevys, prices have been stagnant at best, and those of mediocre cars are way down from several years ago. Since there's no shortage of classic T-Birds and prices even for good cars are down, there's no reason to consider anything but a no-stories car. The fact of the matter is that the market for 1955–57 Thunderbirds is aging—those who wanted them as teenagers in 1955 were born before the war, and Boomers and subsequent generations haven't taken the same shine to them. This doesn't mean they never will; they just aren't right now. A pity, as Thunderbirds are stylish potential daily drivers and ideal first-time collector cars, even if you'll never bring home a gymkhana trophy with one. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Legal Files John Draneas The Nightmare of Litigation He learned that the broker and seller were going to be in Monterey that August, so he made arrangements to serve them both at The Quail It all started over a 1953 Ferrari 212 Vignale like this one interested in a 1953 Ferrari 212 Vignale located in Japan. The Japanese seller, represented by a California broker, described the top-condition Ferrari as “a rush deal that wouldn't last.” Ed would have to post a $25,000 deposit against a $575,000 purchase price to hold the car. An experienced businessman, Ed made sure he had a written agreement with key provisions: • Ed, the broker, and the seller all signed as parties to the contract. • The deposit would be held by the broker as escrow agent. • Ed would have an opportunity to inspect the Ferrari in Japan before committing to buy. A • If Ed rejected the car, he would get his deposit back. • If he accepted the car, title would transfer by notarized bill of sale. • If litigation resulted, the prevailing party would recover his attorney fees. Ed flew to Japan to inspect the Ferrari. It was not so good: extensive rust, frame damage, vibration in the drivetrain, a “rebuilt” transmission that popped out of first gear, and a rat's nest of wiring under the dashboard. The seller had the notarized bill of sale, which he gave to Ed. Ed said he would think about the purchase once he returned home. Once home, Ed promptly let the broker know he wanted out. The broker didn't like that, claiming that since Ed had accepted the bill of sale, it was now his Vignale. And he should immediately pay the remaining $550,000. Ed, with a written contract, had little doubt that he would get his $25,000 back. Most important, the contract provided that he could recover legal fees if litigation was filed. With such a strong legal position, and with so little effort from broker and seller to solve the problem, Ed filed suit in his home state, California, for breach of contract and fraud. Catch me if you can However, the process server couldn't find the broker. Given the uncertainties of mail or equivalent delivery, the law insists that a process server personally serve the 32 bout two years ago, a Los Angeles SCMer contacted “Legal Files” hoping for advice about how to get his money back after a long-distance Ferrari deal went bad, very bad. “Ed” thought he had done everything right. He had become seriously defendant with a copy of the lawsuit. Trouble ensues if the defendant is good at hiding. Fortunately, Ed is a clever guy and the collector car community is a pretty small universe. Ed learned the broker and the seller were both going to be in Monterey that August, so he made arrangements to serve each of them at The Quail. “Legal Files” is kicking itself for having missed The Gathering that year! Not there, here Undaunted, the broker chose to play games. California law provides that a fraud claim would have to be brought in the defendant's county of residence, which was Monterey County. Unwilling to give up his fraud claim, Ed had to move the lawsuit from Los Angeles to Monterey and hire a local lawyer. More legal niceties Still undaunted, the broker then filed a motion to be dismissed from the lawsuit on the basis that he wasn't really a party to the contract. Surprisingly, he persuaded the judge to agree (sorry, judges don't always get things right), and Ed had to undertake damage control. He chose to revise his complaint to assert that the broker was acting as an escrow agent, and breached his legal duties to Ed by refusing to return the deposit. That stuck, and they went to trial. The case was tried to a judge, not a jury, and required two full days of trial. My word against his As the plaintiff, Ed had the burden of proof, mean- ing that he had to prove by a greater-than-50% likelihood that he was entitled to win. In a close case, the Sports Car Market

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burden of proof makes a huge difference. If the judge can't decide who is right—a 50-50 toss-up—the defendant wins. The broker thought he had that wired. It was just his word against Ed's, with sure-fire 50-50 odds. That sounds pretty good on paper, but it didn't work in the courtroom. On all major points, the judge ruled that Ed's testimony was credible; the broker's was not. That is legalese for “I believe him, and I don't believe you.” The judge didn't think much of the broker's claim that acceptance of the bill of sale made it a done deal. If that were true, the judge pointed out, Ed would have owned the Vignale after paying only $25,000. The judge decided the contract was quite clear, and that Ed was entitled to get his $25,000 back, with interest. The judge also ruled that Ed should recover his attorney fees of $90,845—yes, Ed was out of pocket over $90,000 trying to get his $25,000 deposit back—and was unsympathetic to the broker's complaint that the amount was excessive. After all, it was the broker who tried to make everything as hard as possible. (Note to defendants, that is usually not an effective strategy.) The judgment was given against the broker, the seller, and both of their corpora- tions, with liability being joint and several, meaning that Ed could collect any or all of the money from any one or more of the defendants. Given the joint and several provision, it is likely that Ed will be able to collect the entire amount of the judgement. Avoiding the nightmare What can we learn from this case study? Ed did much more right than wrong—he had a written contract, an inspection right, a right to get his money back, and an attorney fee provision that made all the practical difference. Still, there is a little room for improvement. First, never let the broker hold the deposit. “Legal Files” does not suggest that all brokers are dishonest, but only points out that the broker is not a neutral party. Rather, he is the seller's agent. When the deal falters and the seller instructs the broker to give him the deposit, the broker is caught in a tight spot. He has obligations to the seller he works for, plus there is commission in it for him. It is far better to have a truly neutral party hold the funds. If that is impractical, then at least have the funds held by your, or even the seller's, attorney. Attorneys are subject to strict ethical rules, and an improper distribution of the deposit can lead to professional discipline as well as legal liability. That makes it likely that the money won't just disappear. Ed's contract also lacked a venue provision. You should always be clear about the location where a dispute has to get resolved—it can often determine the practical outcome. Ed might also have considered an arbitration provision to minimize the cost of the litigation. Arbitrators can be efficient and practical, and the arbitration process is usually a good option. That said, in some instances they can be careless, unprepared, or biased. Their decisions are final, with no right of appeal, so if your arbitrator ignores the law and shoots from the hip, there isn't much you can do about it. But usually, arbitration works well. In spite of all the cost, delay, and hassle, Ed feels good that he stood up for his rights when the most practical thing would have been to take his lumps and move on. However, we should all heed his sage advice: “A contract is only as good as the honesty of the people who sign it.” A tightly written contract is a very good thing to have, and we should always have one. But in the end, our best protection is to be sure we are dealing with honorable people. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. May 2010 33

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Events Concours Upcoming, Concours Past Sunriver Festival of Cars The Sunriver Festival of Cars, presented by Sports Car Market, resumes on September 17–19, 2010. Organized by SCM Legal Analyst John Draneas, and featuring SCM Publisher Keith Martin as emcee, it is a real SCM affair. The show site is the Meadows Golf Course at the beautiful Sunriver Resort, one of the crown jewels of Central Oregon. The Festival is designed as a fun and relaxing op- portunity for car collectors and enthusiasts to enjoy their cars and each other's company. It starts in nearby Bend with a Friday afternoon reception at Club Carrera, the fabulous car storage facility operated by Carrera Motors. After registration at Sunriver Lodge, participants are invited to join in any of the dinners organized by the various marque clubs that participate in the event. Note: There is generally a caravan of sports cars moving at often extra-legal speeds from Portland to Bend on Friday morning; contact Stefan Lombard (stefan.lombard@sportscarmarket.com) for details. The show is on Saturday. The field is open to cars of all marques and vintages, but this year's featured display will be German cars. Publisher Martin plans to drive his 1959 Mercedes 219 ponton, but he may have to leave a week early to get there in time—after all, it's a 150-mile journey from Portland to Sunriver. Major sponsors Carrera Motors, Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, Sports Car Shop, and H&R Springs, will all have on-field displays, joined by a variety of vendors and local charities. Participants can also enjoy one of the special festival Martinis created by Bend Distillery in their vintage Airstream trailer bar—last year's favorite was the 356 Outlaw. Live jazz will be played by Northwest recording artist Dan Balmer and his band. Overall the focus is on pure fun. There is no serious judging, with the major award being the Jay Audia People's Choice Award. The show is followed by a participant banquet. Martin and Draneas as co-emcees team up to keep it lively and fun, including a short charity auction that demonstrates that they have picked up a few skills, surely by osmosis, from their years of covering car auctions. The weekend wraps up Sunday with an invigorating drive from Sunriver's new Caldera Springs Resort over some of the best roads in the area, ending a couple of hours later with lunch at another beautiful Central Oregon resort. The Sunriver Festival of Cars presents a won- Details derful opportunity to explore Central Oregon while spending an enjoyable time with other car enthusiasts. For more information, visit www.sunriverfestivalofcars.com.—Stefan Lombard Plan ahead: September 17–19, 2010 Where: Sunriver, OR Cost: Free for spectators; $50–$200 to participate with a car More: www.sunriverfestivalofcars.com Hyundai Equus to be sold in the U.S, along with a 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Sunday's showfield was more of a “deluxe” car show 4th Annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance There are two Floridas. First the one with Sansabelt slacks, white shoes, and wrap- around sunglasses made popular by TV shows like the “Golden Girls.” The other boasts swank hotels, golf courses, and upscale beach towns. It's this Florida that hosts the Boca Raton Concours. For the fourth time, the lavish Boca Raton Resort Hotel hosted the annual concours, which includes a combination jet/car welcoming party, along with a headline entertainer at Saturday dinner fundraiser. For the February 19–21 weekend, ranting comedian Dennis Miller helped raise more than $1 million for the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. The fundraiser featured a live auction of the first 2011 Audi R8 Spyder and 34 Details Plan ahead: February 2011 Where: Boca Raton, FL Cost: $50 More: www.bocaratonconcours.com and not a true concours. Yes, there were Full Classics, Brass Era cars, and the usual, if not exotic, sports cars. But common cars also proliferated, including Model As, a Volkswagen Beetle, modified Corvettes, and even a mid-'70s era Chevy Nova as well. Motorcycles, too. There were several great cars in attendance, including a front-wheel-drive 1929 Ruxton, a spectacular 1919 Renault GR Skiff tourer, a 1941 Packard 180 LeBaron Sports sedan once owned by Norwegian skater/actress Sonja Henie, a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL with fitted luggage, a gorgeous 1966 Olds 442 convertible with air conditioning and 4-speed, and a trio of Chevy Camaro Indy 500 pace cars from the same owner. Oh, and when did you last see a 1928 OM Tipo 665? Ronald and Lee Ann Laird's 1910 Oakland Model 30 received the Most Unique Vehilce award; Sponsor's Choice went to Joe and Barbara Wortley's 1910 Buick; SCMer Steve Wolf's 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II ThreePosition DHC by Binder took home People's Choice; and SCMer Donnie Gould's 1931 Cadillac V12 Model 370A roadster took home the Judge's Choice Award. For more information and a complete list of winners, visit www .bocaratonconcours.com.—Bill Rothermel Sports Car Market

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Events Concours Upcoming, Concours Past 2010 Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance Southern California has no shortage of excellent car shows, and successfully adding to the number can be a challenging pursuit. The first order of business is to find an underserved yet well-to-do area which has a sufficient number of interesting cars. The vacation, second (and third and fourth) home and retirement resort communities of the Coachella Valley certainly qualify. Among the desert towns of Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, and La Quinta can be found some extraordinary cars, and all are only a couple of hours driving from San Diego or Los Angeles. The third year of the Desert Classic Concours d'Elegance saw a move from its initial Details Plan ahead: February 2011 Where: La Quinta, CA Cost: $25, kids under 12 free More: www.desertconcours.com home at the O'Donnell Golf Club in the center of Palm Springs to the La Quinta Resort and Club, 40 minutes “down valley,” as the locals say. By all accounts, the move was a positive one, with La Quinta's rolling greens serving as a dramatic setting for the show. Apparently the City of Palm Springs and the owners of the private O'Donnell course charged the show for the privilege of being there, while the La Quinta Resort and City of La Quinta served as supporting sponsors, making the decision to move somewhat easier. More difficult for many was the timing of the show, which this year fell on the same weekend as the McCormick auction in Palm Springs, and thus made it tough to take both in. As is now customary at many concours, the day prior saw a road trip, the “Tour Classique.” Southern California has endured a somewhat wet winter and a good number of the entrants ventured out on the over 65 miles fighting periods of cool sprinkles. However, all with whom we spoke reported having a good time. The Sunday field at the Desert Classic was wonderfully varied and displayed great quality. Many of the valley's collectors opened their garages and were joined by friends in the L.A. and San Diego areas and throughout the Southwest who brought entries ranging from a 1959 Heinkel Trojan to a Pegaso Z 102, a 1935 Miller-Ford Indy roadster to a 1960 Fiat 600 Multipla, and a 1925 Lancia Lambda to a 1958 Cadillac Brougham. As it continues to grow, something to consider would be a clearer organization of classes, which this year seemed a bit confused to entrants and spectators alike, as well as a more unified approach to judging. Nevertheless, the Desert Classic has in three short years become a welcome addition to the early season calendar in California. Sunday's Best of Show was awarded to a 1930 Cadillac Fleetwood roadster owned by Aaron and Valerie Weiss of San Marino, CA. Other significant awards on Sunday included People's Choice, awarded to a 1929 Rolls-Royce Ascot tourer owned by C. Erik and Belva Baltzar of Palm Desert, CA; American Heritage Racing Class, awarded to a 1935 Miller-Ford two-man Indy roadster owned by SCMer Tom Malloy of Corona, CA; Most Unusual Vehicle went to the 1959 Heinkel Trojan owned by Cathy Gauche of Houston, TX; a 1953 Cadillac Series 62 coupe owned by the Petersen Automotive Museum took the 1950s Most Flamboyant award; and the 1960's Coolest Cat was awarded to a 1963 Jaguar XKE Series I roadster owned by Larry Hursh of Palm Desert.—Donald Osborne, photo by Frank Garofolo Rétromobile: Fashion Week for Car Guys It's been a half dozen years since I've been to Rétromobile, and I've missed it. A date change to January from February eliminated my conflict. My wife Kathleen may pass on Hershey, but not a visit to Paris during Fashion Week. The huge Porte de Versailles exhibi- tion facility is quintessentially French but still provides a broad multi-national feel. Citroën déesse, from stretch to surfwagen, are hard up against the French Mustang Club and Healey France. There are club booths you might never see elsewhere. The friendly Amilcaristi adopted me when I explained a chum owned a CGSS. Major disappointment—the club T-shirt, in size XL, won't fit in an Amilcar! For ami diecast, an entire corner of the hall was devoted to offerings ranging from two to 2,000 euros. Nearly as large was automotive art, which easily rivaled the Pebble Beach AFAS tent, but with Euro flair. Floor space rental is understandably expensive. As a consequence, vendors' offerings reflect that, but where else would I have found all four types of Bosch wiper motors fitted to pre-war Alfas, including the one I needed for my 1750, plus correct blades and arms? And then there was the dining experi- ence. In addition to vintners offering samples and case sales, there was a sea of inviting white tablecloths. The quality of the dealers' stands? Gregor Fisken offered a genuine barn-find MG K3, while at the other end of the size spectrum, Hall and Hall displayed the Wheatcroft Royale. The star of the show, however, was the Bugatti Brescia Type 22 raised from the depths of Lake Maggiore last July. It was sold by Bonhams for €230k ($365k)—nearly three times the catalog estimate—and was destined to be featured on the cover of the April SCM. The buyer was Malcolm Barber's telephone bidder, Peter Mullins, for his new Southern California musée.—Robert Ames Details Plan ahead: Late January 2011 Where: Paris, FRA Cost: $25 More: www.retromobile.fr 36 Sports Car Market

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Ferrari Profile 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE NHRA Pro Street It's a glimmering bauble that simultaneously offends and delights, depending upon who's looking its way by John L. Stein Details Years produced: 1960–63 Number produced: 955 Original list price: $11,000 SCM Valuation: $60,000–80,000 Tune-up cost: $500 Distributor cap: $40 Chassis #: Left frame member by steering box Engine #: n/a Club: Ferrari Club of America PO Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org; www.ferrarichat.com Alternatives: 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda clone; 1970 Datsun 240Z w/ fiberglass 250 GTO kit; 1984 Corvette w/ Ferrari Daytona Spyder body SCM Investment Grade: C (250 GTE); F (this car) Comps Chassis number: 3919GT F ew cars shock the senses quite like a wellexecuted Pro Street machine, and this gleaming black Ferrari 250 GTE may be the most shocking Pro Street car we have ever seen. This is believed to be the world's only Pro Street version of the Prancing Horse. Professionally built and based on a real Ferrari 250 GTE berlinetta, it is filled with all the ingredients that separate NHRA's top street class from the rest—a free-breathing hood scoop, a pro-built 565-cubic-inch Chevrolet big-block, the huge street slicks tucked up inside the tubbed rear, and the show-quality, fully caged, red interior. Over $150,000 was invested in the car, which is both street legal and NHRA-certified to run 8.50-second elapsed times. SCM Analysis This car sold for $108,120, including buyer's premium, at Mecum's High Performance Auction in Kissimmee, Florida, on January 30, 2010. I love this car. I hate this car. No, wait, I'm so con- fused…. More than anything else, this bastardized coupe is destined to evoke strong emotions in anyone with an amygdala in his head. That's because, like Warhol's canvases did in the 1960s, it challenges us to consider: What exactly is the point of classic cars? To purists, they are to be kept in original condition, with their history fully presented and their patina cherished. To restorers, classics represent perfection of the craft—and a tidy profit besides. And to street-rodders, 38 they are a blank canvas onto which art is rendered. Marrying the second and third disciplines produces this Ferrari. As incongruous as a wrestler in a Savile Row DJ (that's dinner jacket or tux, to you), the 250 GTE Pro Street's former three-liter Colombo V12 is long gone, replaced by an engine bay full of V8 Viagra—a big-block Chevy. On Ferrarichat.com, the son of the builder claims the original chassis of 3919GT resides in ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard's 250 GTO Spyder, while the son and his father saved the shell from a Wisconsin scrapyard. The result is a 700-horsepower trick on the tifosi. Pretty nice job, for a mortal sin Were you determined to tub out an early Ferrari, the maligned four-headlight 330 GT would be the logical pick, but the 250 GTE isn't all that far behind. As Ferrari's first series-production four-seater, there were nearly 1,000 of these 2+2s built and they have proven popular for all manner of resto-mods, including fakeydoo GTOs, SWBs, Cal Spyders, and even Testa Rossas. But you're not exactly dealing with a valueless hulk when doing so. Even though they are regarded as the least desirable of the 250 series V12s, some examples nevertheless sold for close to $200,000 before the Great Recession. You have to admit this 250 GTE's builders did well. They kept the steel body entirely stock in appearance (save the ginormous hood scoop), and even chose a can't-miss combination of black paint and red interior. 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Lot# 183, s/n 4067GT Condition 1 Sold at $105,570 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/20/2006 SCM# 41930 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE Lot# 222, s/n 3227GT Condition 2 Sold at $158,813 RM, Maranello, ITA, 5/17/2009 SCM# 120567 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE Lot# 224, s/n 3003GT Condition 3 Sold at $137,228 Bonhams, Gstaad, CHE, 12/22/2008 SCM# 119005 Sports Car Market Photos: Mecum

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The masterminds also retained a stockappearing interior as much as was possible, including the original dash—no easy feat given the roll cage, stout shifter mechanism, racing buckets, hand controls for the paraplegic builder/ driver, and tubbed rear wheelwells. Suffice it to say, there's probably little room left for the fitted luggage this Ferrari perhaps carried when new. The father and son rescued the shell in 1992, while the NHRA-spec build is a much more recent affair. But it would be fascinating to know the rest of the history of 3919GT, and to see when and how it lurched off the tracks, only to be reborn as a Pro Street dragster and a rocker's GTO ragtop. Never going home again It's interesting to note that while this car sold for only two-thirds of its reported cost of construction, it still generated enough interest to claim six-figure price status. The Pro Street 250 GTE was also the highest- grossing Ferrari in this particular auction, beating out a 1999 F355 spider at $54,000 and a 1988 Testarossa at $49,500. Much of that might have to do with the lingering glow from its (past) status as an Enzo-era front-engine V12, but regardless, its audacity found traction with someone. So what's the new owner to do with it? With the original chassis and engine else- where, there's no going back to stock with this one. But why would you want to? In all likelihood, it will instead remain as-is, a glimmering bauble that simultane- ously offends and delights, depending on who's looking its way. A rolling antithesis to a shrinking violet, this Pro Street Ferrari will get its new owner noticed literally anywhere he chooses to rumble, from the local cruise-in to a national show. I'll stop short of calling it well bought or sold. But I will call it the perfect crime. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Mecum Auctions.) May 2010 39

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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Classiche Lite My Daytona is eligible, but getting the “thumbs up” took about three minutes, not the three to six months needed for the Attestation program “certify the authenticity” or originality of Ferraris, but not necessarily to certify that a Ferrari is “genuine.” As an example of this study in Italian semantics, a Ferrari could leave the factory as a street or race car and later be modified as a race car through its racing career. So it is a genuine Ferrari. But it is not an authentic or original Ferrari, as last delivered by Ferrari, and so cannot be “certified” under the Classiche program. Further complicating the situation, if a car went back to the factory for updates in period, it is only genuine as last delivered by the factory, regardless of its race history in its initial iteration. F The poster child for what was wrong The usual poster child for those anti-Classichisti is 250 SWB s/n 2819, modified and raced as the Breadvan. Under the existing fatwa, the Breadvan may be genuine and may have a well documented period race history (witness Le Mans, 1962, DNF) in its much modified form, but the Breadvan could not be certified under the Classiche rules because its authenticity is too far removed from the build spec on the day it left the factory (as a Scaglietti-bodied 250 SWB.) It must be pointed out that because of the new- found influence of Ferrari's Classiche department, the International Advisory Counsel for the Preservation of Ferrari Automobiles (IAC/PFA), which governs the judging rules at Pebble Beach, Cavallino, the Ferrari Club of America National Meet, and indeed, every FOC and FCA concours in North America, would not allow the Breadvan an entry. No Papal blessing of the Classiche department for this “modificato.” Think of it as “Classiche lite” In June 2009, Ferrari Classiche announced they would issue an “Attestation for Vehicles of Historical Interest” for Ferraris that were modified after leaving the factory gates for racing or the show circuit. As per Ferrari's literature, “This Attestation for vehicles of historic interest… is issued to Prancing Horse cars which, although they do not fully comply with the strict Ferrari Authenticity Certification criteria, have: competed in and around the time of their construction in national and international competitions in their current configuration, OR: have a current configuration that is the result of modifications made by internationally renowned designers/coachbuilders within ten years of their construction and have participated in the aforementioned configuration in internationally recognized shows or concours d'elegance, or have been featured in leading automotive publications.” In an interview by Nathan Beehl with Marco Arrighi, head of the Ferrari Classiche Department, in the November 28, 2008, issue of the Ferrari Market 40 rom the beginning of the Ferrari Classiche Program in 2003, there has been no lack of enthusiasts who dismissed it for its rigid limitations. The raison d'etre of the FCP has been to s/n 14049 at Le Mans, 1972 Letter, Arrighi outlined the basic requirements (edited below for brevity) for a Ferrari to be accepted into the Attestation for Vehicles of Historic Interest. The deal points 1. The chassis must be original to that car and bear a clearly legible chassis number stamped in the original position with the original serial number stamping… and have a traceable history of the various repairs and/or modifications made. It must be in the configuration in which the car raced in nationally or internationally recognized competition events of the day. 2. The engine, gearbox, and differential must have the clearly legible original number stampings in the correct position and must be the original engine, gearbox, and differential or the same type as the original. The engine, gearbox, and differential must be in the configuration in which the car participated in nationally or internationally recognized competition events of the day. 3. The suspensions, brakes, and wheels must be to the original specifications or have been subject to modifications documented by Ferrari and have been used in the period in internationally or nationally recognized competitive events of the day. 4. The car must not have been completely destroyed and thus not merely be the result of the assembly of original components. If a Ferrari meets those requirements, it can be issued an Attestation for Vehicles of Historical Interest. To differentiate the two certificates, the Classiche Certification is given in the form of an elegant red book, while the AVHI Certificate or book is in avorio (ivory)… The format is the same as the Classiche, with photos, and so the Attestation is an official Ferrari document that will prove the car to be a Ferrari. We revisit the poster child Just as this I have used the Breadvan as the poster child in this context, Marco Arrighi did the same, saying the Breadvan is not eligible for the Classiche program because it was sold by Ferrari as a 250 GT SWB. While that conversation was not continued, the implication was that the Breadvan would be eligible for the Attestation program. Indeed, I contacted the owner of the Breadvan, who confirmed he was “in discussion” with Ferrari. Further, in speaking with the powers that be at Pebble Beach, the once-rejected Breadvan might now be welcomed on the lawn if certified through the Attestation program. Sports Car Market

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Someone has to be first The first car to meet the Attestation criteria was 275 GTB/C s/n 7545, one of only eleven factory-built 1965 Cliente Competizione race cars, which was certified so it could be offered at RM's 2009 Ferrari Leggenda e Passione auction in Maranello, Italy. The car was not Classiche certifiable as raced in period in Australia because it raced without bumpers and with non-original fog lights, but it was acceptable for the Attestation program. I own 365 GTB/4 s/n 14049, a Attestation to go racing has become a moot point. Dave Seibert, who ran the Historic Challenge in North America from the beginning, has now organized similar races at Le Belle Macchine d'Italia in June. That event, announced as the s/n 14049, restored to Le Mans specs and ready for Attestation street-model Euro-spec Daytona, sold new in 1971 by French dealer Pozzi to Philippe Cornet-Epinat. In 1972, it was race-prepared by Pozzi and raced that March by CornetEpinat in the 4 Hours of Le Mans with race #98, finishing 8th overall and 6th in class. No one cared about beat-up race cars in the mid-late-1970s, so a badly battered s/n 14049 was sold off to Italy and became a Daytona Spyder conversion until I tracked it down. The car has now been restored to Le Mans specs by Wayne Obry's Motion Products. It will be submitted to the Attestation program in the next 30 days. This first-hand introduction to the Attestation program will almost certainly be the subject for an upcoming column. Where do we go from here? When announced in November 2009, the Attestation program would have allowed holders to race in the Shell Historic Challenge and other classic car events organized by Ferrari, while also giving credibility (and value) to other Ferraris with status similar to the Breadvan. With the cancellation of the Historic Challenge, the need for the first of a possible series, is open to a variety of race cars of the period, but is clearly built around the drivers from the Shell series. The Attestation isn't needed here (nor, for that matter, is a Certificate of Authenticity, or FIA or FIVA form); Dave and his staff are approving entries based on their own knowledge and records. My Daytona mentioned above is eligible, but getting the “thumbs up” took about three minutes, not the three to six months and the $3,000 to $10,000 fee needed for the Attestation program. At this time it seems that just over 1,500 Ferraris have gone through the Classiche program, while less than half a dozen have completed the Attestation program. It is hoped that long-term, the Attestation program will be much more inclusive and bring many significantly historic Ferraris into the program, giving those cars (and their eager owners) a pass to the better grass in Palm Beach and Monterey, and it will allow them to run in the Historic Challenge, if and when that series is officially revived. ♦ May 2010 41

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English Profile 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Compared to the DB5, the Maserati Mistral is just too low-rent and gummy looking, while the Lamborghini 400 GT is simply too weird by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1963–65 Number produced: 886 Original list price: $12,500 SCM Valuation: $225,000–$425,000 Tune-up cost: $900 Distributor caps: $83 Chassis #: Engine compartment on right of scuttle Engine #: Stamped on right side of block Club: Aston Martin Owners' Club Drayton St. Leonard Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7BG More: www.amoc.org Alternatives: 1959–63 Ferrari 250 GTE; 1963–66 Alvis TE21; 1963–70 Maserati Mistral SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: DB51989R O pinions vary greatly—and inevitably—on which is the ‘best' of the new breed of Aston Martins. Sir David Brown puts his money on the DB5.”—Geoff Courtney, The Power Behind Aston Martin The DB5 arrived in the autumn of 1963, essentially a positive development of the Series V DB4, sharing its classic Superleggera body construction devised by Touring of Milan. It was distinguished primarily by its larger, more powerful 4-liter version of the DB4 straight-6 unit, with triple SU carburetors (as standard) replacing the twin-carb setup from the original DB4. At 282 hp, the DB5 was good for 0 to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds, with a top speed of 141 mph. After approximately the first 50 cars, the DB5 was upgraded with the sturdy, all-synchromesh, German-built ZF 5-speed gearbox as standard equipment, in place of the David Brown-produced 4-speed. The DB5 maintained the 98-inch wheelbase, pressed steel platform chassis, and the choice of four-seat coupe or convertible bodies of its predecessor. The 15-inch wheels and wider track introduced with the Series V DB4 were retained, the Dunlop disc brakes were replaced with the arguably better Girling, and the suspension was significantly redeveloped with the front now adjustable for camber and the addition of Armstrong Selectaride dampers. No fewer than 170 detail modifications completed the transformation from the DB4 to the DB5. While it was produced for just over 24 months, the model became one of the most famous of all Aston Martins—and arguably the most famous car of all time—as it achieved international star status as British super-spy James Bond's gadget-laden car in the Hollywood blockbuster “Goldfinger,” followed by a reprise appearance in “Thunderball.” 42 Chassis DB51989R was delivered new on March 29, 1965, to its first owner, a Mr. K.G.D. Crowhurst of Hounslow (within a stone's throw of Heathrow Airport), Middlesex, U.K. While most of its subsequent history is unknown, the car received a full restoration by Kevin Kay Restorations of Redding, California, completed in 2002. During the process, the DB5 was converted to left-hand drive. The work carried out on the body, the “perfect for the car” Aston Martin Racing Green finish, engine rebuild, and chassis detailing were all conducted to the highest professional standard. The interior, completed by Dave Adams of Lake Oswego Restorations of Portland, Oregon, is likewise also very impressive, featuring tan Connolly hides and Wilton wool carpeting. Other very desirable features include correct, genuine Talbot side mirrors, as well as a period Blaupunkt radio. SCM Analysis This car sold for $429,000, including buyer's premium, at RM's “The British Are Coming” auction in Phoenix, Arizona, on January 21, 2010. Over the past decade, the DB5 has outshone those other classic price yardsticks the Ferrari Daytona, the Porsche Carrera RS 2.7, and the Jaguar E-type. As the RS inflated quietly, the Daytona dropped back for a time and E-types were more or less left to get on with it, the Aston Martin DB5 rose relentlessly at a similar rate to the market-leading Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. Why? Against those other achingly beautiful 1960s coupes, 250 Ferraris, Astons always looked like good value, with more elegant interiors, and they're arguably better constructed. Only about 880 DB5s were made against almost 1,000 GTEs and 350 Lussos, so as V12 Ferrari prices rise (record so far for a Lusso, $2.3m in 2007), DB5s look ever more attractive. 1965 Aston Martin DB5 4.2 coupe Lot 340, s/n DB52194R Condition 1 Sold at $375,990 Bonhams, Newport Pagnell, UK, 5/9/2009 SCM# 120446 1964 Aston Martin DB5 coupe Lot 326, s/n DB51453R Condition 1Sold at $391,020 Bonhams, Newport Pagnell, UK, 5/17/2008 SCM# 116781 1964 Aston Martin DB5 coupe Lot 283, s/n DB51896R Condition 2 Sold at $463,950 RM, London, UK, 10/31/2007 SCM# 48054 Sports Car Market Photos: RM Auctions

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Don't knock the lump The most common complaint? It's a straight-6. But its 4-liter has as much stonk as the Ferrari. Okay, compare it with the Maserati Mistral? Eight hundred thirty of those were made as coupes, and the auction peak was $150k in the U.K. in 2008. But the Maser is just too low-rent and gummy looking. Lambo 400 GT? Too weird, too rare, and you wouldn't use the words “reliable” and “400 GT” in the same sentence. Unless you were telling a very funny joke. Prices on the up? DB5s have largely leveled off up until now, and although U.K. dealers are still ask- ing up to £300k ($460k) for top cars, they can be had at auction for a lot less. Skimming recent high prices for cars in condition #2 or above from the SCM Auction Database gives us $391,020 (May 2008, U.K.), $375,990 (May 2009, U.K.) and $341,000 (August 2009, U.S.). The peak thus far (apart from a James Bond movie car that topped $2m in 2006) has been in May 2007 in the U.K. at $438k for a #3+ convertible that was expected to do rather less. The numbers therefore would suggest that they have peaked, and dropped back a little. Until now. This was clearly a top car, well restored by acknowledged expert Kevin Kay Restorations, a concours winner (albeit at a minor California event), carefully stored since, and described as “flawless.” Left- to right-hand-drive conversions don't seriously affect values, so going the other way shouldn't either. The wide wheels and too-fat rubber were matters of taste and easy to replace if you didn't like them. Simply, no issues unless you really wanted to create some. SCM's Carl Bomstead, who was there, noted it as “a well restored example with a very nice tan leather interior.” It was offered without reserve and expected to make $300k–400k, but kept going for another $30k after some sparring between bidders. Bomstead was watching and said, “I don't know if I would call it a war, but it was certainly a battle. I think the ‘The British Are Coming' Thursday night promotion raised all the offerings to a level a touch above expected.” So the money was strong and it was well sold, though deservedly so. But was it as good as the really sharp Works Service-restored DB5 upgraded to 4.2 liters, which sold for $375,990 in May 2009? Perhaps not, but how much more might that car cost today? I would suggest that, even with a little spur-of-the- moment checkbook competition going on, the market is picking up again. The next few sales will inform us whether this was a premature spike or emblematic of a trend. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) May 2010 43

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aérodyne Most C25 owners probably didn't care about what was underhood so long as it moved the chassis and the fancy bodywork they'd purchased at a good clip by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1934–37 Number produced: 28 (C25), 7 (Aérodyne) Original list price: $90,752 SCM Valuation: $400,000–$550,000 Tune-up cost: $1,000 Chassis #: Tag on right side of firewall Engine #: On chassis tag, and on lower right side of block Alternatives: 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Galibier, 1935 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Berlina, 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aérodyne sedan Lot 8, s/n 50023 Condition 2 Sold at $757,178 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 2/8/2008 SCM# 51875 Chassis number: 50014 W ith a price of 88,000 francs when new, the purchase of an Aérodyne truly represented a small fortune, compared with the 70,000 francs asked for a Bugatti 57 Galibier or with the 22,000 francs necessary to buy one of the very new Citroën Traction 11 Légère sedans… The car was revolutionary in form, with keel-shaped fenders and a hood integrated in the streamline shape very much then in fashion, but it was also technically revolutionary with its sliding roof powered by intake manifold pressure. With the top open, the windshield, simply attached, seems to float. The instrument panel included the adjustment of the shock absorbers, and an entirely electric gearbox actuated by levers under the steering wheel was optional. The interior arrangements of the Aérodyne testified to the functional concerns of Gabriel Voisin. The folding rear seat, unseen before 1935, gave important space for luggage—not until the 1960s would this design be found on French production cars. Different, astonishing, even disturbing for certain observers of the time, the Aérodyne would know a fleeting career, being replaced in the fall of 1935 by a new, more conventional model, the “Clairière,” which had a 44 vertical rear window, breaking the fastback line of its predecessor and offering only a sunroof opening over the front seats. If it is known that only 28 C25 chassis were produced between 1934 and 1937, it is estimated that only seven with the Aérodyne body were built. The surviving specimens can today be counted on one hand. Encountering an Avions Voisin on the road in 1935 was therefore not a common thing, and rare are those who had the chance to observe an Aérodyne “in the open.” The car presented here, chassis number 50014, was bought second- or third-hand by the grandfather of the current owner on July 30, 1952, from Edouard Vaillant Cars in Levallois. Between leaving the factory and 1952, it had be- longed to the count Michel de Beauregard in Paris, where it was registered 8063 RQ7. Since 1952, it has remained in the same family—preserved in its exceptional state of originality, inside and out, and in perfect operating condition. We must pay homage to the family for not succumbing to the temptation of a restoration, which would have taken away its essence. Mechanically it has been well tended, its engine was rebuilt, and its operation is sweet, consistent, and quiet—essential qualities for Gabriel Voisin. 1935 Voisin C25 Clairière Berline Lot 66, s/n 50017 Condition 4Sold at $330,000 Gooding, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/2007 SCM# 46547 1935 Voisin C25 Clairière Berline Lot 35, s/n 50017 Condition 5+ Sold at $330,000 Gooding, Scottsdale, AZ, 8/17/2009 SCM# 119128 Sports Car Market Photos: Artcurial

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SCM Analysis This car sold for $725,408, including buyer's premium, at the Artcurial auction in Paris, France, on February 14, 2010. Gabriel Voisin's vision produced some of the most remark- able vehicles ever made. Instantly recognizable, they projected a truly futuristic vision, at a time in the auto industry when pure innovation had largely given way to homogenization and refinement, especially among manufacturers of luxury cars. The iconoclastic “aerodynamic” designs, a “form follows function” approach to details, and sleeve-valve engines set them far apart from their competition. Voisin started as an airplane builder before WWI—hence the name of the company, “Avions Voisin,” or “Voisin Airplanes”—and moved into automobiles in 1919. With his singular focus, commanding presence, and sheer will to succeed, he has earned his place as an automotive genius alongside Ford, Porsche, and Ferrari. Losing his firm as the Depression took hold in 1931, he sued to get it back from the receivers by 1933. It's not surprising that one of his friends was famed Swiss-born architect Le Corbusier, one of the pioneering modernists. Voisin sponsored Le Corbusier's 1925 grand scheme to transform half of Paris, which was named the “Plan Voisin” in his honor. In many photographs of the architect's built projects, Le Corbusier's own personal Voisin was posed in front, the automotive equivalent of the latest thinking in design for modern living. Voisin's benchmark The C25 Aérodyne is arguably the signature model of the Voisin marque, the visual embodiment of advanced thought. Not only was Voisin consumed with streamlining, an obvious concern of a former airplane builder, but he also embraced the Knight sleeve-valve engine as the ultimate in smooth power delivery. Voisin stuck with the licensed engines long after many had abandoned them for cheaper, more traditional powerplants. Most of the wealthy clientele who could afford a C25 probably didn't care much about what was under the hood as long as it moved the chassis and the fancy bodywork they'd purchased at a good clip. As an aside, it is instructive to put the original prices mentioned in the descrip- tion into modern equivalents: In 2009 dollars, the Citroën Traction sold for $22,688, the Bugatti Type 57 Galibier for $72,252, and the Voisin Aérodyne for a substantial $90,752. This was, of course, in the midst of a worldwide Depression, and for a car that was unconventional, to put it mildly. There's little surprise that only seven were built, but it's a wonderful thing that this one survived as it did. Voisins in general have a mixed record at auction, where their individualist charms may not connect with a wider audience. They're best sold by hand to those who get their unique charm. That being said, some have done very well indeed. Bonhams quite memorably offered seven Avions Voisin cars from a single French collection and sold four of them for a combined $1.28 million at its 2008 Carmel Valley, California, sale. A “barn find” C25 Clairière was sold by Artcurial in February 2006 for $126,760. Gooding & Company sold the same car, chassis 50017, now running, for $330k at Pebble Beach in August 2007, and it changed hands again at the 2009 Gooding Scottsdale auction at the same $330,000. A fully restored Aérodyne found a new owner at the Artcurial Paris sale in February 2008 for an almost identical price as this car, $757,178. Taking into account the relative 7% “recovery” of the dollar against the euro in 2010 vs. 2008, the restoration delivered a 10% premium over the original. Shabby chic SCM's man on the scene, Jérôme Hardy, opined that our subject car was both “100% original and 100% shabby.” It was clear the Voisin had evaded modification or restoration and apparently ran well. However, it was equally obvious little had been done over the decades to actually preserve the paint, bright trim, or upholstery, all of which are in very worn, if not desperate, condition. Cars such as this delicately walk the tightrope between “barn find” and “preservation,” the former good for contemplation prior to a full restoration and the latter the most desired of collector cars. The result achieved for this C25 Aérodyne proves the continuing strength of the unrestored market. Of course, it is also not surprising given the rarity of this car, said to be one of five extant and an iconic high point of the art of Gabriel Voisin. So let's call this car fairly bought and sold in the current market. Whether the new and future owners will be able to resist the urge to restore remains the question. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Artcurial; (translation from French by the author.) May 2010 45

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German Profile 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight Boost the horsepower, get the weight down, build 500 and they could have a very strong contender in the GT class by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1973 (Lightweight RS) Number produced: 200 (17 RHD) Original list price: $11,000 SCM Valuation: $250,000–$350,000 Tune-up cost: $500 Distributor cap: $50 Chassis #: Bulkhead just aft of gas tank Engine #: Fan housing support on right side Club: Porsche Club of America PO Box 1347 Springfield, VA 22151 More: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1972–74 BMW 3.0 CSL; 1968–71 Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA Corsa; 1968–73 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona SCM Investment grade: B Comps Chassis number: 9113601101 T he Carrera 2.7 RS has long been regarded as one of the great cars of all time and, by some, the greatest of all road-going Porsches. Their competition achievements speak for themselves, while their on-road performance remains special to this day. Even the extraordinary (for the period) 0–60 mph acceleration time of circa 5.5 seconds and mean top speed of around 150 mph give little clue to the excitement these cars can engender. By paring the weight down to 2,150 lb in the Sport—sometimes called “Lightweight”— and 2,370 lb for the Touring, Porsche managed to make the standard 210 hp go a very long way, and the responsiveness of both the engine and chassis are a joy to experience. The right-hand-drive car offered left the factory in April 1973, and was first registered the following month to Shaun Jackson. It was finished in Tangerine, the fifth most popular of the 28 standard color options, and was a standard Sport model, aside from the addition of a limited-slip differential and driver's door mirror. Jackson only kept the car for five months, with Brian Evans acquiring it in August 1973. It is understood he had the engine increased to 2.8 liters and the car prepared for international rallies. The Ulster Automobile Club apparently confirms the following results: Circuit of Ireland 1975, 3rd overall; Galway Rally 1975, 5th overall; Circuit of Ireland 1976, 5th overall. During 1976, the RS passed into the hands of Chris Morris, who used it for some years before it was involved in a road accident. Marque specialists Autofarm purchased it in 46 crashed form in 1982, restoring it for Ronald Horsey. The following year the car was refinished in Grand Prix White. Five years later, Autofarm once more acquired the car and carried out a bare metal respray to the original Tangerine. The RS was also treated to a thorough mechanical overhaul prior to its sale to the vendor in March 1989. The file shows that it was then looked after by marque specialist Neil Bainbridge. At some stage a clock, passenger sun visor, and glovebox lid were added to the otherwise deliberately Spartan specification. Even some of the many 2.7 RS clones fetch good money these days, but the value of the few genuine right-hand-drive Lightweights has understandably been on the rise for many years and shows no sign of tailing off. This car therefore provides an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire one of these iconic machines. SCM Analysis This car sold for $345,400, including buyer's premium, at the H&H auction in Buxton, England, on February 17, 2010. One of the more interesting ironies of racing in the last third of the 20th century is that the most dominant production-based racing cars of the era are the variations on the Porsche 911, a car that was never intended to have any pretensions of being a long-lived race car, the early 911R notwithstanding. When the time came to replace the 356, Porsche clearly understood that the requirements for a competitive racing car had diverged so far from those of a 1972 Porsche Carrera RS Prototype coupe Lot 359, s/n 9113600012 Condition 1 Sold at $480,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/14/2008 SCM# 117626 Sports Car Market 1973 Porsche Carrera RS coupe Lot S659, s/n 9113600858 Condition 1Sold at $302,500 Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA, 8/14/2008 SCM# 117476 1973 Porsche Carrera RS coupe Lot 131, s/n 9113601115 Condition 2Sold at $425,575 Bonhams, Paris, FRA, 2/9/2008 SCM# 55665 Photos: H&H Auctions

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marketable street car that there was no point in trying to combine them. For a 356 successor, Porsche wanted to maintain the “Porsche shape,” and they were committed to having the engine somewhere behind the driver. But the idea of a mid-engined (engine in front of the transaxle) design simply wasn't viable from an access and maintenance standpoint in a street car (it was 30 years before they thought Boxster). Not intended for track use The new 911 was thus built with something like 250 lb of engine weight hung behind the rear axle, which was acceptable for a sporting road car, but in Porsche's mind eliminated it as a serious racing car. For that purpose they created the 904 through 917 series of mid-engined racers, which were hugely successful until the FIA changed the rules for 1973. I'm not suggesting that Porsche didn't entertain the idea of competing with the early 911s. They did well in rally and club competition in privateers' hands, and in 1967 Porsche experimented with the 911R, but minimum production rules forced it to run as an uncompetitive prototype, and they only built 24 before losing interest. International auto racing is controlled by rules set by the FIA, and for 1973 every- thing changed. Porsche had exploited a loophole in the 1968 rules: The 917 qualified as a Group 4 “sports car,” eligible for manufacturer's championship points with a production of 50 cars, and it dominated the championship. But those rules expired in 1972. From 1973, Porsche faced the real possibility of going from the dominant manu- facturer to also-ran. Something had to be done, and the production classes looked like the place to do it, so Porsche's engineers started looking at what could be done to make the 911 seriously competitive. If they could boost the horsepower, get the weight down, do something about all that weight at the back, and do it in a package that would sell at least 500 copies, they could have a very strong contender in the GT class. Fortunately, tire technology had improved massively since the 911 was conceived. The first 911s used a 4½-inch-wide wheel both front and back. By 1973, the tires were available to put 9-inch rims on the front and 11-inch ones on the rear for road racing (6-inch and 7-inch for the street), thus allowing the rear weight bias to be handled by rubber on the road. Add power, shave weight Technological evolution helped with the horsepower issues as well. In the mid to late 1960s, a technique called Nikasil had been perfected. It is a nickel-silicon carbide matrix coating that allows pistons to run directly in coated aluminum cylinders, avoiding the need for cast iron liners. Porsche had used the system successfully in the 917 engines, and in the 911 it allowed bore to be increased to a 2.7-liter displacement. In the RS, this translated to an additional 30 hp over the 911S. Weight was the toughest problem, but by going to thinner steel and glass, an alumi- num subframe for the front suspension, and eliminating superfluous luxuries like door handles, the engineers managed to lose a very-significant 330 lb from the standard 911. High-speed lift at the back was handled by adding a “ducktail” spoiler that both reduced lift and improved top speed by 3 mph. By the formal RS introduction in Paris, the entire run of 500 that had initially been announced had been sold out, and Porsche ended up building another 1,080 of them. Most were the “Touring” version, less Spartan and a bit heavier than the “Lightweight.” It was the beginning of the longest, most dominant run of production-based racing cars in history. With a relatively large production base, there always seem to be 15 to 20 911 RSs available for sale (both versions), and the value is well established. Condition, history, and originality are the primary variables, since most of them were used very hard. This car seems to have been known as one of the better ones, but not the best. The fact that it is right-hand drive gave a bit of an advantage for the specific U.K. market where it came to auction. The result is that it sold for just a little more than a left driver might have made, but within a very reasonable range. I'd say the sale was market correct for an excellent street example. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of H&H Auctions.) May 2010 47

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American Profile Convertible—The “Survivor Platform Car” In short, I saw nice unrestored cars with all their original fingerprints turned into homogenized re-creations of what they once were by Thomas Glatch Details Years produced: 1967 Number produced: 3,754 L71 Original list price: $5,304.55 SCM Valuation: $93,000–$186,000 Tune-up cost: $150 Distributor cap: $19.99 Chassis #: VIN plate on dashtop at base of windshield Engine #: Pad on front of block below right cylinder head Club: National Corvette Restorers Society 6291 Day Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45252-1334 More: www.ncrs.org; www.bloomingtongold.com Alternatives: Unrestored, original 1965–67 Shelby Cobra 427; 1967–69 Chevrolet Camaro; 1964–67 Jaguar XKE 4.2 SCM Investment Grade: A Chassis number: 194677S116383 I n recent years the word “survivor” has gradually entered the collector car lexicon as a way of describing a well-preserved, original, unrestored vehicle. “Survivor,” in context, is also a trademark regis- tered to Bloomington Gold founder David Burroughs. And in 1989, this Marlboro Maroon 1967 427 convertible became Burroughs's benchmark for establishing standards for the Bloomington Gold Survivor Award. For years, Burroughs had encouraged the owners of original Corvettes to forego restoration and preserve their originality, even searching out and buying this unrestored 1967 Corvette convertible to demonstrate his ideal. In 1989, he registered the word “Survivor” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and created the Bloomington Gold Survivor Award for the specific purpose of rewarding the preservation of original, unrestored Corvettes. Since then, Bloomington Gold has expanded the “Survivor certification” to include other marques. Original and unrestored, the “Survivor Platform Car” is finished in factory Marlboro Maroon paint with a black interior. Under the stinger hood sits the classic Tri-Power 427 with a Muncie 4-speed. The 435-hp V8 features a high-lift, long-duration camshaft and largeport cast-iron heads, on top of which is the triple 2-barrel Holley carb setup on an aluminum intake manifold. Optional equipment includes sidemounted exhaust, finned aluminum bolt-on wheels, and hard top. Adding to this Corvette's standing is the fact that in 2003 it also won the NCRS Chevrolet Bowtie Award—the highest status for unrestored Corvettes. In 2006, it was selected for the Bloomington Gold Special Collection. As collector and philosopher Miles Collier once ob- 48 served, a car can only be original once. Together David Burroughs and his famous “old 435” demonstrated the importance of that sentiment to future generations of Corvette enthusiasts. SCM Analysis This car sold for $190,800, including buyer's premium, at Mecum's High Performance Auction in Kissimmee, Florida, on January 30, 2010. The 1967 435-hp Corvette is one of those vehicles that has been surrounded by so much legend and hyperbole that it is difficult to discern its place in history. But on a warm August night in 1975, I learned firsthand what the L71 Corvette is all about. Quick on a straight or in a bend My quick 1970 Plymouth Duster 340 got hooked up in an impromptu street fight with one of these cars, and while I ran nose-to-nose with the Corvette up to about 60 mph, the superior horsepower and aerodynamics of the Corvette had it disappearing into the horizon in a flash. I was in good company; most muscle cars had the same experience. Some could keep up with the Corvette in the quarter mile—contemporary road tests showed 0–60 mph in under five seconds and the quarter mile in around 13— but if the racing venue was more than 1,320 feet long, the Corvette was gone. And if cornering or braking were involved, there was no American-made automobile that came close. At a sticker price of around $5,500, the 435-hp Corvette might seem like a bargain today, but it was actually 35% to 50% more than most U.S. performance cars of the era. At that price, the L71 was in Cadillac 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 convertible Lot SP91, s/n 194677S120943 Condition 2+ Sold at $178,750 RM, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2/15/2008 SCM# 58742 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 convertible Lot S135, s/n 194677S116355 Condition 2+ Sold at $197,400 Mecum, Kissimmee, FL, 1/24/2008 SCM# 48953 Comps 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 convertible Lot 432, s/n 1946775S109576 Condition 2 Sold at $140,400 Silver, Reno, NV, 8/6/2009 SCM# 141509 Sports Car Market Photos: Mecum

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and Lincoln territory, and the demographics of the typical 1967-era Corvette buyer are telling: a college-educated Caucasian male in his late 30s with a professional career. Since few were owned by young punks on a thrill, they tended to be well cared for, even if they were driven hard. But many were downright pampered, and most were stored winters in all but the warmest climates. So two decades after the '67 Corvette was new, it was not uncommon to find one in decent, original condition. But the L71 convertible David Burroughs bought in 1989 was far beyond decent. “No one had spray bombed or tried to fix (or freshen up) any of the original finishes or factory flaws,” he says. “It drove great, made my eyes water with acceleration, and fit like a glove.” Burroughs was pretty sure it wouldn't qualify for a GoldCertificate, the highest award for Corvette perfection, so he paid $17,000 for the car to find out if he was right. According to him, “Although it had some pinstriping on the exterior, the convertible top had been replaced, and the fender wells were slightly shaved, everything else was intact. It was worn in, but not worn out.” Restorations have something to hide “I've always preferred unrestored vehicles, since I can read them like a book,” Burroughs told me. “Restored cars can hide the gremlins with new shiny paint or reproduction parts. Unrestored cars also seem to me to drive better and have a more genuine feel on the road than restored cars do. I promoted this philosophy for almost two decades (1970–86), but no one paid much attention to me. “I'd see very nice unrestored original Corvettes go through Certification and be judged to have more than 5% deterioration from factory-new. That resulted in a SilverCertified® outcome. That usually drove the owners crazy, so they'd have the whole thing restored and drag it back the next year to be GoldCertified®. In short, I saw nice unrestored cars with all their original fingerprints turned into homogenized re-creations of what they once were.” Burroughs decided that rather than simply buying a Corvette that fit that ideal, he'd create a judged event at Bloomington that would feature unrestored cars and would hopefully inspire other owners and collectors to try to preserve rather than restore. “I designed the judging criteria, selected the top judges in America, and created a music video featuring the Beatles song, ‘Let It Be.' The video debuted at the Bloomington Gold Special Collection in 1989 and introduced everyone to the new judging event coming in 1990— Survivor®.” So what's it take? To be certified a true Survivor®, “think 20/20 and 50/50,” says Burroughs. A vehicle must be at least 20 years old, and must pass a 20-mile road test. It must also remain over 50% unrefinished or unaltered in at least three of four areas (body, interior, engine compartment, and undercarriage) and retain over 50% of the original finishes. It doesn't have to be perfect, but don't try to fool the judges, either, as they are experts in this field and know what factory original finishes and components look like. If it isn't certified by Bloomington Gold, an automobile can't legally or legitimately be called a “survivor,” no matter what make or model it is. Burroughs's own Corvette—our subject car—was the inspiration for this ideal and featured in the video as well as brochures to promote Survivor®. The trademarked tag line “Worn In, But Not Worn Out” came from his description of the car. He sold the car in 1994, just as the Survivor® concept was gaining popularity. Since 1990, over 1,000 Corvettes have been Survivor® certified, and 2010 marks the first year that Survivor® certification will be open to all makes and models that are at least 20 years old. Of any given marque or model, there will always be a handful of original examples, but far fewer than restored vehicles. In just the past few years we've seen the values of some original cars surpass those of similar restored cars, and we will likely continue to see more value given to well-preserved vehicles in the future. At Kissimmee, a Survivor® sold for as much as another convertible that was restored to perfection and owned by Brad Whitford, a guitarist in the rock band Aerosmith. And it did so at the top of the current price range for Tri-Power Corvette cars. Well sold indeed, and a clear indicator of the growing maturity of the market when it comes to valuing original, unaltered artifacts. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Mecum Auctions.) May 2010

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Race Car Profile 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Trans Am Race Car In spite of its great history, the car was restored as an “East Coaster” with a high-tech small-block and other modern go-fast parts by Colin Comer Details Years produced: 1969 Number produced: 243,085 Original list price: $2,624 SCM Valuation: $175,000-$275,000 Cost per weekend to race: $4,000 Distrbutor cap: $20 Chassis #: Tag on driver's side dashtop Engine #: n/a Club: Historic Trans Am Group More: www.trans-amseries.com Alternatives: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 T/A; 1971 AMC Javelin T/A; 1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda T/A SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 124379N569330 the 1969 season. For 1970, Gimondo drove this car to a 1st in class and T 14th overall at the 12 Hours of Sebring; he finished in the top ten in Trans Am events at Lime Rock, Mid-Ohio, and Bridgehampton, placed 11th at Road America, and 21st at Watkins Glen. The following year, he remained competitive, driving to a 1st in class and 11th overall at the 24 Hours of Daytona. After a DNF at Sebring, Gimondo sold the car to Jerry Lipke, who ran it in SCCA SE Division races, finishing 4th in the divisional standings and 6th at the SCCA Nationals at Daytona. Lipke continued to run the car in 1972, selling it in 1973 to Rich Smalls. Later, the car was converted into a club racer with a big-block engine and was then parked. In 1990, it was advertised as a “possible Sebring racer.” Restoration began in 2001, and then the car was sold again. The new owner sent it to Legendary Motor Car Company, which restored the car to its 1970 Sebring race trim. Legendary incorporated modern technology available to make it competitive in today's top-level vintage racing series. The Camaro's 525-hp V8 puts the power down through a custom-made nine-inch rear end and a Tex Transmissions full race gearbox. The work was completed in 2003, and the Camaro was successfully driven by its then-owner in a number of SVRA and HSR events. A notarized letter from Gimondo testifies to the authenticity of this historic race car, and it possesses a cer- 52 his Camaro is the car that Vince Gimondo drove to a 2nd in class at the 12 Hours of Sebring, 9th overall at Watkins Glen, and 2nd at the American Road Race of Champions (ARRC) at Daytona in tificate from the Trans Am Registry. Granted an SVRA Group 6 Medallion, this car is said to be mechanically sorted and eligible to run in a variety of vintage races. SCM Analysis This car sold for $148,500, including buyer's premium, at Gooding & Company's Scottsdale Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, on January 23, 2010. So is a 41-year-old race Camaro with a seven-year- old restoration really worth as much as a 2010 ZR1 Corvette with a 2010 Camaro SS thrown in for rainy days? Well, on this rainy day in Scottsdale, it was. Specifics of a vintage Trans Am car The world of big-bore, production-based vintage race cars is quite vast. However, one of the hottest segments of it is the Historic Trans Am series, a group that strives to compete in era-correct, documented original Trans Am cars from the “golden era” of T/A racing, 1966-72. As posted on the HTA web site: The intent of the Historic Trans Am Group is to re- create the original Trans Am racing series. Only cars that actually raced in the Trans Am series during those years are eligible to join this group. Proof is required. Every aspect of this re-creation is important. Not only must cars appear as they did in the year of manufacture, they must meet the specifications and rules of the day. Many opportunities exist to modify these cars beyond their original form and many things have been learned by race mechanics over the years. In preparing a car for this series, one must avoid the temptation to upgrade the car. Cars that have been faithfully restored to absolute 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS NASCAR Pace Car Lot F524, s/n 124679N525381 Condition 2 Sold at $258,500 Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/15/2009 SCM# 119214 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Trans Am race car Lot 733, s/n 124377N163288 Condition 2 Sold at $324,600 Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL, 3/29/2006 SCM# 41258 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 coupe Lot 424, s/n 124379N693672 Condition 1Sold at $137,700 Silver, Reno, NV, 8/2/2008 SCM# 117752 Sports Car Market Photos by Pawel Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company

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authenticity will be selected to participate in current Historic Trans Am events. Many new racing products are available today that were not available when the Trans Am cars were raced. Use of these components to gain a performance advantage is not allowed. The Trans Am period that these cars are from was one of the most exciting race series ever. This Historic Trans Am Group is not trying to improve on it, only to honor it and represent it well. The HTA group is based on the West Coast, racing at venues like the Rolex Monterey Historics, the Coronado Speed Festival, and the like. The problem with all types of racing lies in the fact that boys will be boys, and they like to go fast and make lots of noise. This has created what are known as “East Coast” cars—big-bore machines that race with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association, Historic Sportscar Racing, Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association, and other groups. They are cars from the same era that have been preserved, restored, or sometimes even created from lesser cars without significant in-period race history. This encompasses not just Trans Am cars, but also A/ and B/Production cars, as well as a few other classes. As a result of somewhat loose interpretation (and perhaps policing) of the rulebook, the East Coast gang has “relaxed” their cars to a level of performance simply not obtainable in period. Engines get developed to rev higher and make more power, braking systems use upgraded components, “clutchless” transmissions are the norm, dry-sump engines live where wet-sump ones used to, etc. The end result is much faster cars, ostensibly done in the name of safety or reliability but more for the sheer pucker factor and just good old competition than anything else. After all, if one guy has 500 hp and is allowed to race, the next race the other 25 cars on the grid will have 500 hp, too. The number of races these cars can compete in during a season is far greater than the HTA group events. In recent years, these other groups have been (thankfully) far more diligent in enforcing the rules of Group 6 cars, and many owner/drivers have actually backdated their cars to get era-correct medallions and similar accreditations, knowing that the HP wars were getting a little out of hand and far away from the spirit of vintage racing. Specifics of this Trans Am car Which leads us to the subject car. Legitimate vintage Trans Am cars, with verifi- able race history like this one, are in high demand by the HTA group. When they are restored to period specs, they bring a premium over a car restored to current state-ofthe-art vintage race specs, i.e. the East Coast cars. The subject Camaro, in spite of its great T/A history, was restored as an East Coaster with the aforementioned big power, high-tech small-block with dry-sump lubrication, Tex transmission, Ford nine-inch rear axle, modern gauges and steering column, and other items that exclude it from West Coast events by a country mile. As restored, it would make a great car to continue using in East Coast events where the HTA-legal cars would just get buried in competition, and where they would be unsafe with their era-appropriate safety gear and seating, etc. Personally, I would have restored the car to original under the skin as well as externally. It would have made for a cheaper restoration and a more valuable car in the end—not to mention being a shoo-in for the HTA group, which is a fantastic place to race cars exactly as they did 40 years ago. Era-correct HTA-legal Camaro Trans Am cars with good history are currently for sale in the $125k–$175k range. This car's result of $148k, while likely below its restoration cost alone, is nonetheless a very strong result for a non-Historic Trans Am group legal car. I would have expected it to sell in the $100k– $125k range, just based on its SVRA-spec restoration, and the fact that after seven years it is bound to need some freshening before it hits the track again. The good news is that the new owner can enjoy it in its current configuration for as long as desired, and eventually backdate the mechanicals if he ever gets the itch to race at Monterey. No matter which venue and configuration he may choose, there is really nothing like muscling one of these old warriors around a track in a full four-wheel drift while bellowing out that great V8 soundtrack. I hope to see Vince Gimondo's old mount racing somewhere soon. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) May 2010 53

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Market Reports Overview From Florida to Paris, Winter Sales Total $49m American auctions again saw strong totals, but it was a slower go across the Atlantic by Jim Pickering T he opening months of 2010 saw some solid results at nearly every collector car auction held in the U.S, including those in Arizona, as reported in the April issue, but while buyers and sellers were breathing a collective sigh of relief on this side of the Atlantic, the market still struggled a bit in the U.K. and in Europe, with several high-profile events working hard to achieve totals close to those set last year. Mecum's Kissimmee auction is typically held one week after the annual Arizona events, and this year's sale saw close to 1,000 consignments cross the auction block. Auction Analyst Dale Novak noted high interest and lots of positive energy from the crowd, and a final sales figure of $26.5m from 703 sold lots was excellent news for both Mecum specifically and the American market generally— especially compared to 2009's result of $16.4m for 437 cars. Bonhams's annual Rétromobile sale in Paris has in the past taken place in early February, but this year, the sale was pushed up several weeks, which unfortunately put it in direct competition with the annual Arizona auctions in January. Auction Analyst Jérôme Hardy was there as 57 of 98 lots traded hands for a final total of $8.4m, which was a drastic drop from last year's $14.5m from 60 of 85 cars. Although no multi-million-dollar lots were offered this time, there were several stars of the show, including a 1925 Bugatti Brescia that achieved $365k after spending 75 years at the bottom of Lake Maggiore (see the Etceterini Profile in the April issue of SCM). Artcurial's Paris sale held its traditional date this year, taking place in mid February, but it too saw a drop in final totals, with the event totaling just under $3.1m for 24 of 47 cars, as compared to 2009's $3.7m for 20 of 57 cars. Hardy found that average expected prices were down here, as was the case at Bonhams, and no multi-million- 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 54 Sales Totals $3,084,619 Bonhams, Paris, FRA Artcurial, Paris, FRA Mecum, Kissimmee, FL MidAmerica, Las Vegas, NV Bonhams, London, UK H&H, Buxton, UK $26,495,556 $8,383,025 $1,081,974 $5,126,079 $4,189,261 dollar consignments were on offer. But even so, several very high prices were achieved, including the 1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aérodyne, which was the high sale of the event at $725k. Senior Auction Analyst Paul Hardiman made his way to the Bonhams Olympia saleroom in London in December for one of the company's last events of 2009, where 68 of 84 cars sold for a combined total of $5.1m. Hardiman noted a more favorable dollar-topound exchange rate as compared to 2008, when 60 of 97 lots made almost $3.9m, and this event featured a far more eclectic group of consignments, including a 289 Shelby Cobra that sold at $381k. In mid-February, Hardiman traveled to Buxton for H&H's first event of 2010, where 25 of 41 consignments totaled $1.1m, led by a 1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 Lightweight that made $345k. Light snow likely kept some bidders away, but several high prices were achieved, including an unassuming and completely original 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite that made nearly $20k. Early January saw MidAmerica Auctions return to Las Vegas for its annual vintage motorcycle auction at the South Point Casino and Hotel, where 384 of 486 motorcycles sold, bringing nearly $4.2m. Auction Analyst Lance Raber noted that prices held strong in most instances, with a 1918 Pope reportedly once owned by Steve McQueen bringing high sale honors at $105k. Finally, if you have Ferrari ambitions but only a Fiero budget, Geoff Archer's report on recent eBay sales may just have the replica for you. ♦ Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aerodyne sedan, $725.408—Art, p. 68 2. 1906 Rolls-Royce Light 20hp tourer, $724,060—BonLon, p. 96 3. 1935 Hispano-Suiza T56 All-Weather phaeton, $665,000—BonPar, p. 64 4. 1927 Mercedes-Benz 630K town car, $557,200—BonPar, p. 60 5. 1970 Monteverdi Hai 450 SS coupe, $557,200—BonPar, p. 64 6. 1931 Bentley 4/8 Liter Le Mans-Style Replica tourer, $534,100—BonPar, p. 58 7. 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster, $381,300—BonLon, p. 100 8. 1925 Bugatti Type 22 Brescia roadster, $364,700—BonPar, p. 58 9. 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight coupe, $345,400—H&H, p. 90 10. 1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Open-Drive limousine, $327,180—BonLon, p. 96 1. 1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Open-Drive limousine, $327,180—BonLon, p. 96 2. 1939 Delahaye 135MS cabriolet, $200,091—Art, p. 70 3. 1964 Mercedes-Benz 220SEB coupe, $25,905—H&H, p. 90 4. 1964 Jaguar Mk II 3.8 saloon, $40,250—BonPar, p. 58 5. 1961 Chevrolet Corvette 283/250 convertible, $53,000—Mec, p. 80 Sports Car Market Best Buys

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Bonhams Paris, FRA Automobiles d'Exception à Rétromobile The money-making Italians of a few years ago were not so successful. A mint 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica fell off at the $1 million mark Company Bonhams Date January 23, 2010 Location Paris, France Auctioneer Marielle Digard Automotive lots sold / offered 57/98 Sales rate 58% Sales total $8,383,025 High sale 1935 Hispano-Suiza T56 All-Weather phaeton, sold at $665,000 Buyer's premium Lake-find Bugatti stole the show at $365k By Jérôme Hardy Market opinions in italics that a beaten-up Bugatti coupe sold for $4.4m and a Citroën DS convertible for $430k. Eighty-five fantastic cars were driven on stage with smoke and mirrors for 1,000 passionates. TV crews buzzed about. Money was in the air. Philippe joined me again this year, to much M disappointment. Bonhams instead offered a static, pale picture of each car to the 500 quiet souls squeezed in a corner. It was simply not very exciting, even with 98 cars. The high sale, a gorgeous, restored, all-black Hispano-Suiza phaeton, la crème de la crème, sold for only $665k, a seventh of the shabby Bugatti price. A mysterious aside: Rétromobile was moved forward three weeks, so it directly conflicted with the Scottsdale auctions. Rétromobile 2010's key consignor was a Spanish busi- nessman. He offered 28 automobiles, representing 42% of the entire sale value. Spain has enjoyed a tremendous economic surge from 2000, but it all stopped in 2009 just as hard as it started. I hope he made some profit; the high sale Hispano was acquired for only $230k in 2002. He sold 19 cars for a total of $4.5 million, off from a midestimate of $9.6 million, including a superb MercedesBenz 630K by Castagna that went for $557k. Another Spanish consignor offered eight cars, including a brace 56 y friend Philippe joined me last year, in 2009, for this Bonhams sale. Ignorant of our hobby, he was shocked 15% up to $210,000, 10% thereafter ($1.40=€1.00) Paris, FRA of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadsters, none of which sold. In all, no multimillion automobiles were offered. This year's star of the show was a 1925 Bugatti that had been rotting for 75 years in a Swiss lake (see the April SCM profile). It sold to raise money for charity, ending up in an American museum for $365k. Another curiosity was the crazy 1970 Swiss-made Monteverdi Hai 450. Its U.S. West Coast owners, a charming attendant couple, decided to get the car to Paris, expecting it would be better appreciated close to its birthplace. Good shot—it sold for $557k. The money-making machines of a few years ago, aka Italian sports cars, were not so successful. A mint 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica fell off at the $1 million mark, the 1948 Zagato-bodied Maserati A6G at $800k, and the fantastic 1953 Fiat 8V stopped short at $615k. But the “as-new” 1986 Ferrari 412 could be yours for $48k, a good price for a V12, 5-speed, fourseat, 130-mph comfortmobile. When the last “thin” picture left the screen on the successful sale of a 1925 Panhard et Levassor at $97k, some 57 automobiles had changed hands for a total of $8.4 million, significantly less than 2009's $14.5 million. A few cars sold post-auction, often for below their low estimate, but this is good news. All actors in this hobby are adapting quickly and promising a market rebound. In the meantime, someone is enjoying a supreme 1964 Jaguar 3.8 Mk II he acquired for only $40k. The car is much better than new, and the kids in the back seat are tomorrow's enthusiasts. Thank you sir, or madam. ♦ $3m $6m $9m $12m $15m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

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Bonhams Paris, FRA ENGLISH TOP 10 No. 6 #244-1931 BENTLEY 4/8 LITER Le Mans-Style Replica tourer. S/N VF4012. British Racing Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 32,677 miles. Started life as a 1931 4-liter chassis with a sedan body, 8-liter engine and gearbox shoehorned in sometime in the '50s. Sporty body taken off and replaced by current tourer body in 1989. Everything restored, rebuilt, or upgraded then example of the real thing, with racing history, sold at Bonhams' Carmel auction in August '08 for $1.4m (SCM# 117432). 13% of this price for a well-built and apparently sorted out replica is OK with me, as the build cost is likely in same ballpark as the purchase price. #266-1957 ASTON MARTIN DB MKIII to high standards, now showing quite well for its age. A tremendously fast automobile not for the faint of heart, but not original in any sense of the word. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $534,100. Sold far below the $630k low estimate. This car was offered by Coys in London in 1991 just after its complete rebuild, where it failed to sell at $170k (SCM# 22435). A decent buy given its horsepower and condition, although it likely won't get you into many classic driving events. #228-1936 LAGONDA LG45 drophead coupe. S/N 12103. Eng. # 12103. Gray & red/dark gray canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 47,266 miles. One of 278 LG45s built, and one of approximately 150 remaining according to the Lagonda Club Register. History unknown. Restored to a high level inside and out, and kilometers since. Engine bay and undercarriage clean. Excellent overall condition inside and out. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $169,050. Sold at low estimate, and correctly so. This car, in the same condition, was sold in 2005 by Bonhams for $72k, so the price achieved here was a good return for the consignor. A similar car (SCM #120407) sold for $135,145 at Bonhams' Newport Pagnell sale in May '09, and I think a clear history file is worth the $30k difference. #213-1964 JAGUAR MK II 3.8 saloon. S/N 223475DN. Ivory/red leather. Odo: 14,000 miles. Complete excellent throughout but for some scratched glass. Engine bay spotless, undercarriage clean, original radio still fitted. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $225,400. A similar car sold at H&H's Harrogate sale in April '08 for $174,240 (SCM# 116399), so while this mid-estimate price was slightly high, it was the right money given this car's elegance and superb condition. #229-1937 LAGONDA LG45 tourer. S/N 12167G10. Eng. # 12167G10. Green/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 23,331 miles. Older reconstruction correctly done with sporty three-seat coachwork. Good panels and paint, complete dash, engine shows some leaks (good news— it runs). A nicely built replica of one of six LG45Rs. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $180,320. An 58 restoration to an extreme level for a $40k car. Everything redone or replaced, and only 8,000 miles have been covered since, so it all still works. Classy color combination, fitted with manual transmission with overdrive. Engine bay detailed. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $40,250. A bargain given its condition and what must have attracted quite a bit of media attention before the sale, and was sold to benefit charity. The biggest question is what to do with it now, as restoration is clearly out of the picture. See the April 2010 profile, p. 44. #215-1931 CITROëN AC4 faux cabrio- let. S/N 324678. Burgundy/beige cloth. Odo: 40,469 km. A fully original and interesting car. One-off Rieucros coachwork with Art Deco accents on popular AC4 chassis built in 1931. In France from new, completely restored to high levels in the past ten years. Today mint but for some hazed chrome. Engine still needs to be broken in. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $40,250. Sold for twice what a mint regular AC4 coupe would bring, and deservedly so, as the price paid was Sports Car Market coupe. S/N AM30031342. Eng. # DBA965. Dark green/dark red leather. Odo: 82,225 km. Delivered in France in 1957 and stayed there, with clear history since. Totally restored over the past 20 years but for the original leather interior, which now shows patina. Carpets new. Body well done in 2005 with 2000 bits of carpets missing. Interior needs to be redone, but new top is fitted. Chassis, wheels, and engine bay all OK. A project with a good upside. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $96,600. These upscale Panhard et Levassor automobiles are underrated and very rare. This was an opportunity to build a good example of a significant marque, so I'd consider it well bought at the price paid. TOP 10 No. 8 #250-1925 BUGATTI TYPE 22 Brescia roadster. S/N 2461. Eng. # 879. RHD. Raised from the bottom of an Italian lake in 2008 after 75 years in the water. Nearly nothing left to recover. A museum piece. Cond: 6. SOLD AT $364,700. This been spent getting it to this level. Well bought, as it would be really difficult to make one as nice for less. FRENCH #299-1925 PANHARD ET LEVASSOR 35CV Model X42 cabriolet. S/N 59314. Eng. # 59314. Beige & burgandy/beige canvas/ beige cloth. RHD. Odo: 45,831 km. Large and imposing coachwork on the largest chassis available from Panhard in period. Restored at some point, but apparently was subjected to the elements, as evidenced by stained seats. Chassis and coachwork OK, some gauges and

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Bonhams Paris, FRA 29,078 miles. One of 267 K chassis built from 1926 to 1932, and one of a handful with imposing Castagna coachwork. Built in 1927 for a wealthy American. History clear, condition excellent throughout. Features luxury appointments and a strong presence. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $557,200. Most do not appreciate town sedans like this, and it's rare to see them scoring high. This one reached a paltry below estimate figure, and I think it was one of the better buys of the auction. Well bought. still likely a lot less than this car's restoration costs. Well bought. #241-1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57C berline. S/N 57477. Black & off-white/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 15,053 km. Originally sold in France and fitted with original 4-door pillarless coachwork of Galibier style by an unknown GSLs, and one of a handful with a Talbot 4.5-liter engine. Pre-war chassis, hand-made wood-frame coachwork. Paint and chrome faded, showing plenty of nicks and dings. Rubber dry, glass OK, non-original bumper fitted. Leather seats cracked, headliner and carpet dirty. Engine bay scruffy. A good-looking, rare, and fast car, but not a star. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $218,960. A similar T26 sold for $205k at Bonhams's Carmel auction in August '08 (SCM# 117629). Given its condition, I'd call this one well sold at this price. #217-1971 CITROëN SM Decapotable limousine. S/N 00SB3210. Gray/black cloth/ brown leather. Odo: 48,272 km. The first exact replica of the French President's two SM 4-door Chapron convertible sedans, used from 1971 to 1998. Built from a regular SM coupe to high standards with Chapron approval in 2008. As- coachbuilder. Restored a long time ago, and now showing plenty of good patina. All doors fit excellently with perfect operation, other panel gaps consistent. Driver-quality engine compartment. All components are present and appear to be original. The perfect long touring car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $222,180. A marketcorrect price for a 57 chassis with very usable coachwork. Well bought. #263-1947 TALBOT-LAGO T26 RECORD cabriolet. S/N 100058. Burgundy/ black canvas/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 95,222 km. High-quality restoration completed some years ago still shows very well. Paint flawless, chrome, glass, and rubber new. Incorrect bumpers fitted. Interior good but for dirty carpet. new throughout, with nothing to fault. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $217,350. This thing reportedly cost $650,000 and took 18 months to build, and here it sold for just south of $220k. What will the new owner do with it? How many movies will need it? It currently can't even be put on the road, as it's not French DMV approved. It would be hard to build one for less, but why would you need to? Well sold. GERMAN TOP 10 No. 4 Engine detailed, pre-selector Wilson gearbox fitted. One of the last pre-war-designed French automobiles. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $172,270. A similar car failed to sell at RM's Monterey sale in August '09 for $160,000 (SCM# 142089). This one was in a better color, and it sold at the right price. A good deal for both parties. #246-1953 TALBOT-LAGO T26 GSL coupe. S/N 111013. Midnight blue/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 7,674 km. One of only 15 T26 60 #248-1927 MERCEDES-BENZ 630K town car. S/N 36278. Eng. # 78662. Two-tone green/tan cloth. Odo: $88,550. A decent driver to be enjoyed as-is, or with room for a total restoration, which it deserves. Sold correctly mid-estimate. #259-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 SWB sedan. S/N 10001212000980. Blue/brown cloth. Odo: 45,686 km. A Swiss hotel taxi for many years, as evidenced by worn-out driver's elbow rest. Recommissioned mechanically for a cost of $200k over the past 5 years. Body and chassis clean with no sign of heavy rust. Used car paint with still some shine. Interior clean but for the tired driver area. Roof box an original option. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $86,940. Offered at no reserve. Bonhams sold a mint 600 SWB for $123,155 at its Reims auction in September '09 (SCM# 143285), and to me, Sports Car Market #233-1932 HORCH 780 sport cabriolet. S/N 78115. Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 2,850 km. One of less than twelve 780s thought to remain. Recent nut-and-bolt restoration to high standards, with paint, interior, chassis, and engine compartment perfect. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $310,800. Cars like this Horch 780 are said to be heavy to drive. but I doubt one this nice will spend much time on the road. Price was correct given the car's rarity and condition. #288-1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 cabriolet A. S/N 1870120425052. Black/ beige canvas/black leather. Odo: 23,478 km. Known history from new, with two owners in 35 years. Older restoration now faded. Paint swirled, chrome pitted, windshield scratched. Veneer OK, leather drying. Cond: 3. SOLD AT

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Bonhams Paris, FRA NOT SOLD AT $800,000. An early Zagato design challenged visually by a low hood, high roof line, and curved side windows. An important car, and a true MOMA museum piece, if not good looking. Chassis 053 with a regular body sold for $371k at RM's London sale in October '07 (SCM #48045), but even so, the owner was right in keeping this. #264-1953 FIAT 8V coupe. S/N 106000065. that was a better deal. What do you do with a driver-quality, expensive to drive and maintain 600 SWB? ITALIAN #261-1930 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 Gran Sport spider. S/N 8513078. Eng. # 121315126. Gray/black canvas/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 4,649 km. Certified 6C 1750 GS chassis fitted in 1930 with 6C 1900 supercharged engine and gearbox. Originally with a Castagna sport twoseater body, now with a sport two-seater body that may not be original. History known since 1980. Entirely restored or rebuilt in the late '80s, and still in concours condition inside and out. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $670,000. History, history, history. If that body was unquestionably documented as the original unit, this would be a $1m-plus blue-chip car. As it was, no one was willing to take the risk. This bid was well below the $770k low estimate, so it's no surprise the seller took it home with him. #280-1946 MASERATI A6G 1500 coupe. S/N 52. Eng. # 52. Red/brown leather. Odo: 59,020 km. Arguably the first of the A6 1500s, and the first Maserati car with a Zagato body. History known, totally restored 15 years ago. Fragile aluminum panels OK, paint shows some swirls, plexi windows scratched. Engine bay and interior spotless. Unique, and sure to get an entry to any rally or concours. Cond: 3+. Restored some time ago and still sharp. Panels and fit very good, paint with some swirls, plexi slightly scratched. Simple interior as-new, engine bay spotless. New exhaust. Ready for shows rather than races. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $615,000. Gooding failed to sell a similar car at its Scottsdale auction in January '09 for $750k (SCM #119144). These cars are rare and have a far better technical design than Ferraris of the same era. The owner was right in keeping it at this bid. #221-1962 FERRARI 400 SUPERAMERICA Series I Aerodynamico coupe. S/N 3221SA. Eng. # 3221SA. White/gray leather. Odo: 829 km. Fantastic look, luxury amenities, and 330 Colombo V12. Restored to perfection a few years ago, with nothing disturbed from its 1962 condition. History clear. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $980,000. Not sold at Bonhams' Carmel RM's Monterey sale in August '03, where it sold at $143,000 (SCM# 36107). Seen again at Christie's Monterey sale in August '06, this time selling for $345,000 (SCM# 42522). When a regular 330 GTC is worth $220k, is this unique but visually challenged car worth double? As rarity is key in this market, I'd say yes. The owner was right to keep it. #245-1970 MASERATI MISTRAL spi- der. S/N AM1099A1733. Red/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 17,705 km. One of just a few fitted with the 4.0-liter engine. History unknown. Restored some time back, with paint and sale in August '09 for $900k (SCM #142108). A similar car sold at Bonhams' Gstaad sale in December '05 for $560,921 (SCM# 40201), then again at Gooding's Scottsdale auction in January '08 for $1.3m (SCM# 48739). If the current owner does not need the cash in the coming five years, he's right in keeping this car, as I suspect there's more upside yet to be realized here. 62 Sports Car Market Eng. # 000116. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 87,190 km. One of only 114 V8 coupes and convertibles built from 1952 to 1954, this one with the flat-roof Zagato body. Complete clear history with Andrea Zagato ownership. All about lightness in the aluminum body and trim, with no bumpers and plexiglass windows. with original glass. Finished four months ago and ready to race. Engine bay spotless. Beautiful car, but I would have preferred to keep it stock. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,640. Slightly out of place amid all the pre-war cars offered here. Sold for probably a lot less than its build cost, so I'd consider it a deal for the new owner. Well bought. #271-1967 FERRARI 330 GT coupe. S/N 9083. Eng. # 9083. Burgundy/tan leather. Odo: 31,974 miles. Born as a regular 330 GT 2+2, and crashed in 1968. Rebodied by Michelotti in Italy, resulting in this rare one-off. Second in Class at Pebble Beach in '89, and still shows well 20 years later, with no issues noted. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $450,000. First seen at #212-1965 LANCIA FULVIA Sport Zagato coupe. S/N 818332. Eng. # 8181140. Red/black leather. Odo: 1 km. Entirely rebuilt with best Fulvia components. Zagato Aluminum body, 1300 engine, later series 5-speed gearbox and interior. Bumpers missing, but still fitted

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Bonhams Paris, FRA chrome still OK. Mags need a polish, interior faded with dirty carpet, tired leather and vinyl, and modern radio. Steering wheel hazed, nice dash, recent soft top. Engine bay of a driver with Lucas injection replaced by Weber carburetors. A nice driver if mechanically sound. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $201,250. An excellent spider sold for $370k at Bonhams' Monte Carlo auction in May '08 (SCM# 116674), while one needing restoration brought $130,750 at Bonhams' Carmel auction in August '09 (SCM# 142027). I'd say $200k is market correct for this car today. A fair deal. #257-1986 FERRARI 412 coupe. S/N ZFFYD25B000062123. White/red leather. Odo: 40,806 km. Fully original unrestored car, always in Europe. Excellent condition for being 25 years old. Factory paint still shiny, interior as-new but for slightly worn out driver's TOP 10 No. 3 #225-1935 HISPANO-SUIZA T56 All-Weather phaeton. S/N 3416800. Black/black canvas/black leather. RHD. The Spanish version of the H6C. 2001 Pebble Beach class winner following a Jacques Harguindeguy restoration to a very high Odo: 71,621 miles. Restored to very high levels sometime in the past, and still excellent but for the garish red and beige livery. Engine bay detailed, interior well fitted and showing little wear. A very flashy American car now in very conservative Paris. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $260,000. The estimate range of $300k-$360k seemed reasonable, but I think this car's lack of history probably was to blame for the little interest it received across the auction block. #253-1953 BUICK ROADMASTER 76C convertible. S/N 16901418. Eng. # V966407. Ivory/black canvas/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 2,436 km. One-owner car, delivered to and a resident of France for 55 years. Entirely restored over five years with cost as no issue. Change in standard. Original all-weather Spanish Fiol coachwork is imposing in classic all-black livery. No faults. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $665,000. The high sale of the auction. RM sold this car at its Monterey sale in August '02 for $230,000 (SCM# 28834), following its 2001 Pebble Beach success. A bargain then, and bought correctly today. SWISS bolster. Engine bay clean. A currently unloved model, but very good driver with the desirable 5-speed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,910. Sold close to the $56k low estimate. Market correct for its condition today, but it'll be a while before there's any upside—and that's assuming you maintain it without driving it. SPANISH #239-1922 HISPANO-SUIZA H6 coupe chauffeur landaulet. S/N 10479. Pale blue & black/black vinyl/blue cloth. RHD. Odo: 5,246 km. An early H6 chassis with known history. Current Chapron coachwork fitted in 1929. High-level restoration, Pebble Beach participation in 2002. Today still excellent TOP 10 No. 5 #251-1970 MONTEVERDI HAI 450 SS coupe. S/N TNT101. Eng. # mn426310070471. Purple/tan leather. Odo: 220 km. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 5-sp. The first out of two originals constructed, with two more built later. The '70 Geneva show car. color from green to ivory, and much better than new today. Everything close to perfect but for slightly thick paint. An elegant and rare convertible. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $96,600. At under the $98k low estimate, this was close to a bargain considering the quality of the work done. It could have probably done 25% more in the U.S. Well bought. I just hope it stays in France. #208-1961 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CROWN Shriner Edition convertible. S/N 9214102299. Alaskan White/tan leather. Odo: 72,443 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One of 23 Shriner Editions, restored to perfection by a Entirely redone in 2006 to show specifications, gearbox rebuilt at that time. As-new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $557,200. This was a unique opportunity to acquire a 450 SS, as the other three are Monteverdi property. Was offered at Worldwide's Houston auction in May '08, then a no-sale at $700k with 16 fewer kilometers (SCM# 116815). Well bought. AMERICAN #231-1932 AUBURN 12-161 convertible. S/N 400. Red & beige/beige canvas/tan leather. with little to fault. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $200,000. A smaller proposition than the 1929 Mercedes-Benz 630K Town Car offered as lot 248, but at half the price. Last seen at Christie's Pebble Beach sale in August '02, where it sold at $130,000 (SCM# 29058). The $260k midestimate was reasonable, and I can't fault the seller for hanging on. 64 French enthusiast over four years. Multiple show winner. Outrageous American finned design, and fitted with all available options. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $104,650. Sold mid-estimate, and deservedly so. That price was half the cost of the restoration, and I think this will prove to be a very good buy in a few years given its condition. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA Automobiles de Collection The best replica toys were a 1965 Fiat Abarth 850TC with 55 hp and a 2008-built Ford GT40. Horsepower is much cheaper if you buy a lot of it Company Artcurial Date February 14, 2010 Location Paris, France Auctioneer Hervé Poulain Automotive lots sold / offered 24/47 Sales rate 51% Sales total $3,084,619 High sale 1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aérodyne sedan, sold at $725,408 Buyer's premium Rare Voisin C25 led the way in Paris at $725k by Jérôme Hardy Market opinions in italics Bonhams and Artcurial. This year, strangely, the event competed T with Scottsdale for the last two weeks of January. Bonhams did its best with a January 23 sale on the opening weekend, while Artcurial eschewed Rétromobile altogether and maintained a February sale date. Auctioneer Hervé Poulain introduced the consign- ments on Sunday, February 14, at 8 pm in the Palais des Congrès. Total mid-estimate for the sale was only $6.1 million, as compared with $13.6 million in 2009 with 57 lots. Contrary to the Bonhams sale, no large collection from a unique consignor was offered. Still, like Bonhams, Artcurial offered less expensive automobiles overall, with an average value of $120,000, against $280,000 in 2009. The ambiance was not as energized as their November event, but the crowd was definitely there. Faithful to the Rétromobile philosophy, the highlights were pre-war touring cars, led by the much advertised 1935 Voisin C25 Aérodyne, the high sale at $725k (see the profile, p. 44). The mint 1931 Packard 833 roadster confirmed European interest in the marque at $222k, 66 he Paris classic car fair Rétromobile is traditionally held the last two weeks of February, hosting two auctions the first weekend, from Paris, FRA 15% up to $204,000, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.36=€1.00) while the 1939 Delahaye 135 MS four-seat convertible by Chapron was a good deal at $200k. Notable pre-war no-sales included a shabby 1939 Bugatti Type 57C ($585k), a 1930 Auburn roadster ($122k), and a cute 1937 Fiat 508S Balilla ($81k). Post-war touring was all about a unique, original 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 with a superb convertible body by Ghia. It went unsold at $395k. Expected results included the 1963 Facel Vega HKIIB at $253k, a deserved world auction record following the $180k Artcurial got for the controversial 1965 basket case they sold in November. A Ferrari F40 sold at $390k proved that Italian tire squealers still have a true following, while a pair of 1970s Porsches—a 1973 Carrera RS and a 1975 911 Carrera coupe—sold for $185k and $58k, respectively. The best replica toys were a nicely done 1965 Fiat Abarth 850TC with 55 hp on tap, which was let go for $21,873, and a superb 2008-built 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I with 550 hp, which changed hands for $117k. Horsepower is a lot cheaper if you buy a whole lot of it! By 10 pm, 24 automobiles had changed garages for a total of $3.1 million, 50% of the estimated total value. Artcurial took something of a risk with the schedule of this auction. Facts proved them right. Following a rather disappointing 35% sellthrough at the 2009 Rétromobile sale, it was good to see Artcurial enjoy a bit more success this year, perhaps an indication that collectors are continuing to invest in their passion, if more carefully than before. ♦ $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m $6m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

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Artcurial Paris, FRA ENGLISH #77-1953 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-4 road- ster. S/N BN1145421. Eng. # 1B224693. Red & white/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 6,332 miles. One of 10,000, but one of the very first pre-series cars built in Warwick, and owned by Donald Healey himself. Restored drying. Dash superb, steering wheel cracked. Engine bay tidy and spotless. Claimed to be mechanically refreshed, with new exhaust, tires, and starter. Driver-quality undercarriage. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $79,393. These cars have a following, and the price paid here was correct given the condition. Market correct, as a similar car sold at Coys' Brands Hatch auction in May '09 for $77k (SCM #132700). #78-1963 BENTLEY S3 sedan. S/N 8814LCN. Two-tone gray/gray leather. Odo: 19,472 km. First year of the S3. Original car delivered new to France and carefully maintained over the years. Two-tone paint excellent, chrome scratched, rubber dry. Interior with inside and out in the U.K. in 2007, according to the catalog. Paint shows some age, chrome pitted, interior as-new, nice soft top. Engine bay of a driver. A nice example of a simple and elegant 100-4. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $66,441. Provenance and the fact that this was an early car added $20k to the deal here. No harm on either side. Fairly bought and sold. #51-1954 DAIMLER CONQUEST road- ster. S/N DJ25490466. Eng. # 72970. Red/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 10,540 miles. One of 65. This aesthetically-challenged roadster was restored to a high standard, inside and out. Originally not combination looks good. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $113,417. A market-correct sale aligned with current U.S. prices. Well bought and sold. FRENCH #58-1921 DELAGE DE torpedo. S/N 8608. White/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 17,167 km. One careful owner for the past 20 years, and completely restored inside and out to high standards. Body may or may not be original, good hide smell and clean wool carpet. Perfect dash and steering wheel, modern radio fitted. Engine bay dirty, undercarriage shows minor rust. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $84,253. You can find the same LHD car in the U.S. for quite a bit S less, but it will cost you $10k to bring it back. till, this was an OK buy for someone who didn't want to go to that trouble. #91-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 coupe. S/N DB64003R. Eng. # 4004068. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 30,284 miles. One of 1,500. Sold new in the U.K. in its current color combination, and partially restored over 20 years. Paint excellent but for a nick on trunk. some chrome pitted. New rubber fitted in spots, very well built, with an aluminum body, but it is certainly a rarity and a curiosity welcome at most any concours d'elegance. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,367. Based on its rarity, this was a great buy. But based on practicality, drivability, and beauty, I say “Are you nuts?” Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Well sold. #60-1957 AC ACECA coupe. S/N AEX569. Red/red leather. Odo: 43,916 km. Sold new in Canada in black over red. Mostly original car, partially restored over the years. New showquality paint, new rubber, glass good, mags clean. Interior typical of factory production, with what might be original red leather now chrome wire wheels as-new. Interior also asnew with red carpet and typically nice Aston dash. Engine bay clean. A nice 2+2 Aston in an Italian color. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $92,400. Announced with potential engine problem (white smoke) during the auction, and benefited from a lowered reserve because of it. A no-questions car in this condition is $120k, so it might have been worth taking the risk of changing a head gasket. #90-1996 BENTLEY AZURE convert- ible. S/N N/A. Black/tan leather. Odo: 59,293 km. One-owner car in as-new condition but for some fading on driver's seat bolster. Otherwise shows no issues whatsoever. Classy and extremely well built, and the black-on-tan 68 Sports Car Market but all original period-correct parts are fitted. Options include wood tablets for rear bench and brushed aluminum dash. Engine bay and undercarriage spotless, ready to take the road. A nice example of a pre-war large touring car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $53,468. A similar car in lesser condition sold at Bonhams' Carmel sale for $76k in August '06 (SCM #42750). Sold at top estimate, and based on presentation and drivability, it was still a fair deal. TOP 10 No. 1 #61-1935 AVIONS VOISIN C25 AERODYNE sedan. S/N 50014. Black/dark blue cloth. RHD. Odo: 15,175 km. One of seven Aerodynes built, five of which are believed to remain. All original, untouched from new. All in rather shabby condition. Aluminum panels marked, paint peeling, chrome faded, glass delaminating, cloth interior worn. Engine bay of a driver. But it's all here and is fully functional, as the car has been regularly exercised. Cond: 4+.

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Artcurial Paris, FRA Alfa Bits Recent Il Biscione sales on eBay by Geoff Archer (All English within quotes exactly as presented by sellers on eBay.) #300322756339-1967 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SUPER sedan. S/N N/A. Dark green/tan leather. Odo: 80,000 miles. 24 Photos. San Anselmo, CA. “This Super comes from the estate of an Alfa collector. It has been in storage for a long time and consequently it is a rust free and highly original example. Odometer shows mileage to be around 80k and this is most likely correct as the registration stickers expired in 1981. Repainted once sometime ago. The upholstery and SOLD AT $725,408. Advanced engineering, Art Deco styling, and in completely original and functional condition. Very well bought with a long-term mindset. Please don't touch it, and take it on the road once in a while. See the profile, p. 44. #62-1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57C Atalante coupe. S/N 57756. Red & black/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 24,407 km. One of 650 built from 1934 to 1939. A reunion of an early Atalante body, #57554, on chassis #57756, with compressor and Cotal gearbox fitted back in 1939. Body was later modified with fender-mounted headlights. Engine swapped in the '70s, when headliner have been redone. The rebuilt, original 1600cc engine and Weber 40DCOE Side Draft Carburetor setup starts up and sings perfectly.” 13 bids, sf 92. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,500. (Seemingly) honestly and thoroughly described, so the buyer probably knew what he was getting, even if he couldn't make his way to see it. That implies that this price was fairly accurate guidance for this model in nice but average condition. #170447643528-1967 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SUPER Custom “ALFAMINO” pickup. S/N AR859488. Blue/black leather. “This unique, very quick, Giulia Super sedan was originally converted to a pickup truck in 1986. I have owned it since 2001. Currently under restoration but I have decided to let someone else finish it. 2.0 L-jet engine with 17,000 miles on it since rebuilt.” Engine needs to be years ago. Restored some time since, but not concours any more. Paint, chrome, rubber, glass, mags, interior all excellent, but would improve with a good detailing. All in all, the best Facel V8 in discreet color combination. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $253,384. A world record, and a true bargain compared to the 4+ condition HKII B sold in November '09 by Artcurial at $180k (SCM# 152684). These are the last of the last French coachbuilt cars, so while they're expensive today, I think this price will look like a bargain in a few years. it lost the supercharger and the Cotal, repainted at that time in the current color scheme. Known history from birth up to '81, when the car was retired. In shabby condition after 30 years of storage without one turn of the crank, but it is all there and ready to find life again. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $585,000. Excellent Type 57 Atalantes without history are $800,000 cars. Given its condition and the complex history, this one should have sold at this level. #57-1939 DELAHAYE 135MS cab- riolet. S/N 60155. Two-tone yellow/ brown cloth/tan leather. RHD. Odo: installed. “Electrical system needs to be installed. Headers and exhaust system need to be installed. Seats need to be installed. Bumpers, lights, trim and chrome mirrors need to be installed.” 16 bids. sf 1028. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $4,440. Do we all want one? Of course. Do we all really want one? Apparently not. With all that work yet to be done, and a maximum total value of about $12k once completed, it seems to me the seller should not be holding out for more than $5k. This should have been enough. #130367557036-1974 ALFA ROMEO BERLINA Custom sedan. S/N AR3001993. White with flames/black leather. Odo: 87,407 miles. 16 Photos. Tualatin, OR. “Paint is in terrible condition. I dressed it up a bit for the Alfa Romeo convention last summer, but it's not good if you get closer than 10 feet. For fun, I flamed the front end like a classic hot rod and put on a double-decker ‘Alfa Otto' wing.” And don't forget the windshield decal that says “NIGHTMARE.” “Sacrilege, perhaps, but all good fun. Some rust lurking in the usual places. Runs strong and drives well. I've competed with it in hill climbs and it will keep up with MGBs and similar Alfas.” 13 bids, sf 312. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $2,175. Where do you draw the line between passive aggressive and just plain aggressive? This car seems to straddle that line; it is as offensive as possible, but most all changes appear to be easily reversed. Aggravating the Alfa Club does come at a price, however. Unmolested, this car would have brought a couple grand more, and that omits the cost of the customizations. Well played, maybe, but far from well sold. ♦ 70 to detail. Beautiful trim and bumpers, splendid interior with light patina on driver's seat, engine bay well detailed. And it's driven regularly to various events. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $200,091. Sold at low estimate, and a good buy at that, as Artcurial sold a lesser Pennock-bodied 135M for $215k at its Rétromobile sale in February '09 (SCM #119657). The best buy of the sale given its rarity, condition, and overall presence. #67-1963 FACEL VEGA HKII B coupe. S/N HK2B141. Ivory/red leather. Odo: 37,070 miles. One of 180. The last of the big V8 Facels, which are the best ones. Sleek, powerful, discs all around, a/c. Complete known history. Sold originally in the U.S., then back in France 30 Sports Car Market 26,658 km. The definitive French pre-war touring car: a Chapron 4-seat convertible body on a Delahaye 135MS chassis with a Cotal gearbox. Known history, 15-year-old restoration to concours standards with high attention GERMAN #76-1975 PORSCHE 911 2.7 Carrera coupe. S/N 9115600227. Gray & black/black leather. Odo: 81,582 km. Fitted with the 1973 mechanical injection 210-hp RS engine—the most powerful non-turbo unit in 1975. Mostly original car in excellent condition with recent repaint in the original color. Nothing to fault. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $57,582. Artcurial sold another 911 Carrera in December '07 for $63,578, albeit in better condition (SCM #48014). Fair money in today's world for what is a great car to drive and own, but one that will always sell at a steep discount to the 1973 Carrrera RS, even though the engines in the two cars are the same. #79-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 SWB limousine. S/N 10001212001390. Dark blue/ tan leather. Odo: 7,724 km. Ordered new by the Onassis family, and partially restored over the years. Paint, chrome, and trim excellent, mags neat. Interior with light patina, tinted glass un

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Artcurial Paris, FRA Glovebox Notes 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Coupe A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. HHHHH is best. marked. Equipped with original phone, 8-track, radio, and a/c. Dash superb, engine bay clean. Driven 1,200 miles a year by its owner. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. One of 2,000. There's at least one 600 SWB at every sale these days, most of them in good to excellent condition. The survival rate is probably high. Given this one's overall condition and driveability, it deserved more than the high bid. #86-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 Price as tested: $35,795 EPA Mileage: 16/24 Likes: Lots of grunt from the 6.2-liter 426-hp V8; smooth-shifting solid-feeling 6-speed manual; look-at-me styling and exhaust note; smooth ride without rattles and squeaks, yet still competent when pushed in the corners. Gripes: Vague clutch feel, horrible rear visibility, tree-trunk-sized A-pillars, rear seats are really just ornamental. Fun to drive: HHHHH Fun to look at: HHHHH Overall experience: HHHH Verdict: The new SS is everything that's come to be expected in a modern muscle car, with a docile feel around town and blistering performance on demand. But while its shape is arguably better executed than the tallerlooking Dodge Challenger, the trade off is that it's even harder to see out of, and that's a deal breaker in an everyday driver.—Jim Pickering 2010 Acura TSX Tech V6 coupe. S/N 11102612001948. Burgundy/silver/brown leather. Odo: 61,139 miles. U.S. car recently restored inside and out to a high standard. Show-quality paint and chrome, all trim excellent, new rubber fitted. Interior gorgeous with superb brown leather and burgundy dash. A beautiful little roadster, if underpowered, and finished in the right red. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $81,500. A French Balilla built by Simca. This was a rare automobile in beautiful condition with known history, but I still think it could have sold for the high bid, which was twice the value of a mint MG TA. #64-1957 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SVZ coupe. S/N 149304045. Gray/red leather. Odo: 10,077 km. Claimed to be one of nine remaining SVZs out of 18 built. Paint redone recently with nick on trunk, mags unmarked, interior purposeful with all racing equipment. All gauges excellent, ivory steering wheel, Behr a/c. Engine bay and undercarriage just driver-quality. Modern radio fitted. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $43,747. This was expensive for a coupe, albeit one in excellent condition. These cars were $15k not so long ago, but they're now gaining in value pretty quickly. Even so, this was well sold. #80-1973 PORSCHE 911 2.7L RS Touring coupe. S/N 9113601366. White & blue/black cloth. Odo: 81,523 km. Restored recently for racing purposes. Exterior stock and mint, with factory-quality paint. Blue Fuchs excellent. Currently fitted with a more powerful engine, but period-correct 1290-cc unit comes with the car. A tiny sporty coupe with unclear history. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $74,700. High bid was half of low estimate, so obviously the questions surrounding this one's history hurt here. #66-1960 MASERATI 3500 GT coupe. S/N Price: $38,760 Likes: Smooth 280-hp VTEC V6 gives plenty of oomph, 5-speed auto is smart, with quick paddle shifters for aggressive Sport mode; suspension is a good mix of athletic and comfort; excellent interior with intuitive gauges and dials and easy navigation Gripes: Exterior styling leaves much to be desired, with too-prominent wheelarches; driver feedback is bland; rear seat ingress/egress not exactly car seat friendly Fun to drive: HHH Fun to look at: HH Overall experience: HHH Verdict: The best view of the TSX comes from inside, where excellent materials and a plush feel help to make up for polarizing exterior lines. The car just works, which is no surprise after all these years, and the healthy V6 will ruin the 4-cylinder for you.—Stefan Lombard ♦ 72 Interior fitted with Sparco seat and Tripmaster. Engine bay spotless. A ready-to-race 911. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $184,865. Sold above high estimate. It's hard to justify cannibalizing a real RS for racing, but this one can be put back to original without too much work. All modifications hurt the value. Right on the money for the RS market today. ITALIAN #63-1937 FIAT 508S Balilla Sport road- ster. S/N 12138. Eng. # 012947. Red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 371 km. 50 years of known history, including ownership by a famous '60s French singer. Nut-and-bolt restoration some time ago in Italy is still excellent, as the car was unused since. Engine bay spotless. 1012246. Red/black leather. Odo: 1,062 km. One of 2,225. Older restoration to lower standards, with rust bubbling through paint. Variable panel fit, with driver's door sagging slightly. Chrome faded, rubber dry, mags repainted gray without preparation. Original leather in driver condition, dirty carpets. Engine bay clean, with Webers replacing fuel injection. All in all, a below-average example. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $61,000. Excellent 3500 GTs sell above $100k, but this one will require a complete (and expensive) overhaul to reach that level, so restoring it would probably be a losing proposition. It's probably a great driver, but it'll be hard to achieve more than this bid. Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA #93-1969 FERRARI 365 GT California Replica spyder. S/N 11967. Dark blue/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 71,761 km. A 365 GT 2+2 coupe modified in France some years ago to mimic one of the 14 original 1969 Californias. Soft top very light with no padding... can you drive with the top up? Decent paint, interior redone recently with new veneer, leather, and their drivability, looks, and performance—the Porsche 928 syndrome. This one was nice enough, so chalk it up to the right person being absent from this sale. MEXICAN #74-1971 DINALPIN A110 1100 coupe. S/N 415. French Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 28,689 km. One of 508 French A110 replicas built in the '70s by Mexican DINA under French license. Looks like the real thing from 30 feet, but up close, it's a low-quality kit car in shabby for Auburns in Europe (with a grand total of four cars in France altogether), it should have sold. It might need to cross the ocean to gain full recognition. #53-1931 PACKARD 840 roadster. S/N carpets. Engine bay spotless. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $149,500. This same car failed to sell at Bonhams Gstaad in December '08 for $172,900, with 800 less kilometers on the odometer (SCM #119003). That price was said to be all the money, and I think the same can be said here as well. After all, you'll still have to explain what it is. #83-1978 FERRARI 512 BB coupe. S/N 21903. Blue/tan leather. Odo: 58,946 km. One of 929, history known from new. Original car with factory paint, some rust bubbling, and its original interior. In good condition overall for a 30-plus-year-old car. More interesting, the hidden parts (including the engine, transmission, and 189233. Eng. # 189277. Red & burgundy/ tan canvas/brown leather. Odo: 459 miles. 20-year-old U.S. restoration to high standards, and still excellent all around. Fitted with dual mounts, trunk rack, and Woodlights. Chrome slightly pitted, but as with lot #54 (same provenance), elbow work and detailing will put it condition. Body painted with windows opened, interior dead. All original pieces are here, so it can be quite easily restored to look stock. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $35,646. Worth the price paid. Bring it back to good condition, and to the Alpine collector, this will be THE unique piece in his collection. Well bought. #75-1965 DINALPIN A110 1100 convert- ible. S/N 017. White/black vinyl/black vinyl. In better condition than the '71 coupe, lot #74, and with a more desirable convertible body. chassis) have all been redone to a high level in recent years, so the car is fully ready for the road or track. A Ferrari to be used as it should be. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $121,519. Sold at top estimate money, which was slightly high given the market. But $20k flies fast when fixing mechanics on a BB, so this one may have been a wise buy for someone who really wants to enjoy the flat-12. Fair deal. #97-1987 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFAA17B000068157. Red/black leather. Odo: 48,025 km. Original well-maintained Testarossa showing well for the mileage. Mags unmarked, tires still have plenty of life. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $54,300. I've always thought Testarossas to be undervalued given in the 1- category. Needs to be mechanically checked out, as it has not been used for many years. An imposing automobile. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $222,931. The classy Packard and Cadillac are the only pre-war U.S. marques to get some recognition in France. This likely would have made the same result in the U.S. (SCM #120111, a 1931 Packard 840, sold for $189k at the Branson Auction in April ‘09). Well bought and sold. Shabby, but it can be driven as-is. Needs to be entirely redone to look sharp. Extremely rare. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,265. Same comment as lot #74, but I would say that this one was the better deal, being an open car in slightly better shape. AMERICAN #54-1930 AUBURN 8-105 coupe. S/N 5578. Yellow & black/black canvas/yellow & black leather. Odo: 38,155 miles. 20-year-old CCCA-style U.S. restoration to high standards in pleasing yellow and black livery with burgundy accents. Scarcely used since, and still shows quite well. Recently recommissioned mechanically. Cosmetics good throughout, but chrome on bumpers shows some pitting. Would benefit from detailing. Fully equipped with trunk, dual mounts, and additional lights. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $122,500. Missed low estimate by $20k. Given the small market 74 #96-2008 FORD GT40 MkI Superformance Replica coupe. S/N GT40P2198. Titanium Gray/black leather. Odo: 798 miles. Superformance kit built by Bill Andrews in 2008. All well executed with great attention to detail. 427 Roush engine hopped up to 550hp. A beautiful replica equipped with much needed a/c for French Riviera cruising. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $116,658. Sold above high estimate, but that was still probably below the build cost. Well bought on that criterion. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Mecum Kissimmee, FL Kissimmee High Performance Auction The event was expanded to four days to accommodate the overwhelming pre-sale interest, with 29,000 bidders and spectators packing the house Company Mecum Auctions Date January 28–31, 2010 Location Kissimmee, Florida Auctioneer Mark Delzell, Jimmy Landis, Mike Hagerman, Bob McGlothlen & Matt Moravec Automotive lots sold / offered 703/985 Sales rate 71% Sales total $26,495,556 High sale 1966 Riva Super Aquarama Series II Prototype boat, sold at $821,500 Buyer's premium Herbie's Hugger stalled at $60k, but plenty of muscle exceeded expectations by Dale Novak Market opinions in italics witnessed the “perfect storm.” Mecum offered a great collection of no-reserve cars, which were combined with a large field of all sorts of machines—muscle cars and mid-1950s cruisers and convertibles, quirky collectibles that can be found at most larger auctions, and plenty of Corvettes. The weather was chilly on Saturday, and blustery D on Sunday, but the positive energy of the place was immediately noticeable. If there was lingering doubt about how the moody economy might affect the auction, it was rapidly quelled. Buyers came to buy and sellers to sell. Expecting a sea of bargains and fire sales? You came to the wrong auction. Instead, this was perfect harmony, and all was right with the market—no over-the-top bidding and no exasperated selling. Crowds came in droves to peruse the extraordi- nary collection consigned by brothers Glenn and Irv Hammack. Theirs was a fine collection of over 50 American driving machines from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. Then there was the incredible 1966 Riva Super Aquarama Series II Prototype boat, which hammered at $821,500, the high sale of the auction by a wide margin. 76 uring four fair weather days from January 28 to 31, 2010, at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, I $300 up to $5,499, $500 from $5,500 to $9,999, 6% thereafter The top automotive sale was an excellent 1935 Auburn Boattail speedster which sold for $398,560, including buyer's premium, while an over-restored, fuel-injected 1957 Pontiac Bonneville convertible from the Hammack Collection made $225,780. Other notables included the David Burroughs Bloomington Gold Survivor Platform 1967 Corvette, making a statement at $190,800 and solidifying the “unrestored argument” (see the profile on p. 48). A 1956 Pontiac Star Chief convertible with a reported 15,512 miles sold at an impressive $85,860, and a numbers-matching 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6, another Hammack car, sold for a revival $116,600. This year's event was expanded to four days to accommodate the overwhelming pre-sale interest, with a combined 29,000 bidders and spectators packing the house. The sell-through rate rose dramatically from 2009's 58% to 71%, with 703 of 985 lots making a gross sales total of $26.5 million, against “just” $16.5 million last year—a 62% increase in dollar volume. Onsite bidder registration was literally out the door. So many in fact, that Mecum had to bring in an additional 400 seats and expand the bidding area. Other areas were standing room only. What Great Recession? It was an amazing, refreshing sight to behold. ♦ $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m $30m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

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Mecum Kissimmee, FL ENGLISH #T141-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 673625. Red/black cloth/maroon leather. 355-ci V8, 4-bbl, 6-sp. Paint and body has needs in all regards, with chips, scratches, dings, and waves noted. Driver's door out a considerable amount, trunk lid nearly pinched. Trim all oxidized, silver duct tape used to repair windshield center pillar (to give it a “chrome-like” look). Side curtains in very poor condition. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $22,525. I don't know where to begin here. The paint and body weren't good, and the interior looked well used. It was fitted with a Chevrolet small-block engine and 6-speed transmission, and who knows what sort of home-built fashioning was done to accomplish that. There's no upside here. Very well sold. GERMAN #T113-1974 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 181 Thing convertible. S/N 1842624796. Dusk Blue/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 48,601 miles. Runs in paint, average prep work, respray noted on lower rockers. Engine bay door out at bottom, rear passenger's door out at quarter panel. Good top fit, limited chrome and other brightwork lightly pitted. Interior shows use but presents well overall, driver's seat very loose. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,370. A Thing is one of those oddball cars that you either love or have no use for. These utilitarian, sparse Jeep-like vehicles were designed for off-road, although very few ever left the hard pavement. This one had its share of needs, but it would make a decent driver as it sat. A market-correct result. ITALIAN #T126-1969 FIAT 500L 2-dr sedan. S/N 2330352. Ivory/black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 78 weathered than balance of interior, driver's side seat bolster worn. Tidy engine bay. F1-style paddle shifters. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $57,240. This was basically just a lightly used F355, but although the overall condition was very good, the color did the car no favors. Very well bought, as a rough F1 would bring this kind of result. Seemed like it belonged on a Ferrari dealers' pre-owned lot, not at this auction. AMERICAN #S115-1953 OLDSMOBILE 98 convert- ible. S/N 539B2664. Blue/blue cloth/blue leather. Odo: 80,074 miles. 303-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint very nice, with some polishing and swirl marks and one small bubble in driver's side rocker panel. Excellent panel gaps all around, very nice brightwork has only light scratches. Beautiful interior, excellent top fit, some light wear to interior. 1995 AACA First, bay, Fenton split exhaust manifold, nice stainless dual exhaust system. Excellent bed and wood. From the Hammack Collection. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $58,300. The restorer said that over $75,000 had been invested into this very fine GMC, and it showed, as it was in excellent show condition. Black is a tough color to pull off well, and this one did just that. Well bought, as it was about as nice as you'll ever find, and the price paid was thoroughly under the cost of the restoration. #S121-1956 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF convertible. S/N C856H5152. Red & white/ white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 15,513 miles. 316-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Built with 40 factory options, believed to have original miles. Some paint looks to be fresher than the rest, so some touch-ups likely. Driver's door pinched at rear quarter, trunk slightly skewed, passenger's door out at bottom. Very nice and mostly original interior with some fading evident. Trim and chrome look good despite some scratches Sports Car Market 16,187 miles. Some overspray and pitting noted in finish, rust bubbles forming in lower doors, body putty repairs visible. Passenger's door out, driver's door out at quarter panel. Some brightwork good, some rough. Vinyl sunroof, nice luggage rack. Interior shows well and looks fresh, rear package shelf material poor. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,490. This was a good driver-level 500L, but the overall quality of the body, prep, and paint left something to be desired, and even though it won't take a lot of paint to correct the issues, it'll still be expensive. A bunch of guys made “clown car” comments, and since this was primarily a muscle car venue, it kind of had it coming. Large bid for a tiny car. Well sold. #F279-1999 FERRARI F355 F1 spider. S/N ZFFXR48A2X0115963. Pewter/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 18,201 miles. Gaps excellent all around, per factory build. Factory paint very good, chips and nicks commensurate with miles noted. Some marks and curb rash to wheels. Door panel on driver's side more 1997 Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, Past Olds National winner. From the Hammack Collection. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $95,400. Last seen at Mecum's Belvidere sale in May '04, where it was a no-sale at $75,000 (SCM# 33959). Could be a #1 with some additional detailing to the chassis and engine bay, but all the hard and expensive work was already complete. Well sold at the price paid, but as per many of the Hammack offerings, this was a very nice car with a great deal of appeal, and I can't fault the buyer for paying up to own it. #S87-1954 GMC 100 pickup. S/N E248214456. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 560 miles. 248-ci straight 6, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Both doors out at bottom. Paint and body to show standards. Minor dents and scratches in chrome and trim are hard to notice. Rechromed grille shows some dimples in finish. Beautiful interior with outstanding gauges. Fresh engine

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Mecum Kissimmee, FL and light pitting. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $85,860. When a car card uses terminology such as “believed to be,” the seller is suggesting a fact without real evidence, so buyers must decide the validity of the statement for themselves. This car could have gone either way by my observations, as it looked remarkably original, but there was some evidence of paintwork and some trim items that may have been replaced. By condition alone, well sold. By preservation values, well bought. #S119-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N E7FH299035. White/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 2,018 miles. 312-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Paint good but shows minor prep flaws and shrinking in areas. Very nice gaps. Engine bay neat and tidy, but not up to full show quality. Horrible steering wheel, well-worn dash with applied white dye looking like white spray worth more. With some minor needs addressed, this was ready to show, or just drive it as-is and be the envy of the local car show crowd. A good result here for both parties—perhaps even slightly well bought. #S111-1957 FORD SKYLINER retract- able hard top. S/N D7RW215856. White/ white & red vinyl & cloth. Odo: 20,646 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Formerly a frame-off car, but now aging more than just a little. Light scratches in paint, taillight chrome flaking off. Interior shows age with some pitting on trim and a well-worn steering wheel. Engine bay detailed to a factory level, but now showing age slightly high. Engine bay shows much gloss and glamour and features hand-built fuel injection unit. Custom-made top but as fitted by factory, meaning it was reported to be originally blue. Claimed to have only 16,000 miles when restored. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $225,780. Last seen at Mecum's St. Charles sale in October '08, where it was a no-sale at $240,000 (SCM# 117963). One mile had been recorded since that date. This was easily the best vehicle I observed here, as it was nearly perfect inside, outside, and underneath—the frame restoration alone cost over $20,000. Ready for any national event. This was huge money, but it was well in line with the presentation. Well bought and sold. #F277-1961 CORVETTE convertible. CHEVROLET S/N 10867S102287. Red & white/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 59,094 miles. 283-ci 250-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Good paint throughout, but seams are starting to show through at nose. Driver's door slightly high, trunk a tad low at rear, top fit is somewhat loose. Driver-quality chrome and trim shows relatively well. Decent interior, paint. Excellent undercarriage. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $106,000. Another one of the Hammack Collection cars, and one of the few Fords on offer. A super nice undercarriage made up for some of the other deficiencies here. As an E-code Thunderbird with the 270-hp dual-carb 312-ci V8, this was more valuable than the more common base T-Bird, but this price was still well over the top. Perhaps Thunderbird values are correcting to the plus side. Well sold. #S118-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC57N190596. Red/white vinyl/ red & gray vinyl. Odo: 37,629 miles. 283-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Both doors out at bottom, light scratches in trim noted. Minor imperfections in paint, which is heavy on passenger's door and shows some buffing marks in places. Cracked steering wheel, nice top fit with excellent rubber trim and weatherstripping. Overall a very nice '57 convertible. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $87,450. Well presented in ever-popular red. This was equipped with the 245-hp powerplant—not the hotter 270-hp engine, which is 80 and some wear. From the Hammack Collection, offered at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $68,900. Skyliners are somewhat of a hot and cold offering, with values moving up and down on a relatively regular basis. They are marvels of man's ability to build complex machines, but they aren't the most stylish cars with the top up. Still, one will always be a conversation piece at any car show. The white and red theme on this car showed well, and its no-reserve status probably had a lot to do with the high price paid, as two guys just had to have it. Well sold. #S133-1957 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE convertible. S/N P857H33292. White/blue vinyl/blue & white leather. Odo: 8 miles. 347ci fuel-injected V8, auto. One of 630 built. Well done paint, near perfect brightwork. Passenger's door out at bottom, trunk ever so dash correct but not fresh. Non-original shifter noted, kick panels heavily scratched, odd floor mats installed. Clean engine bay in good overall shape. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $53,000. This car's body was in great condition and the paint was just about right—not too shiny or too dull. It would make an excellent driver as-is, or it could go up a notch with some additional detailing and some minor issues taken care of. Well bought. #S134-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 30837S117609. Saddle/saddle leather. Odo: 50,200 miles. 327-ci 360-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Equipped with power windows. Light buffing burn on windshield trim, some light scratches noted on bumpers, glass door felts slightly weathered and coming loose. Paint just a notch below show, with small nick in rear deck. Excellent gaps all around, interior hard to fault, aside from some very minor wear. Sports Car Market

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Mecum Kissimmee, FL No mention of if the numbers match. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $121,900. A Split-Window fuelie is another “cream of the crop” type Corvette, and this example was excellent in most regards. Other than some minor wear and a bit of aging, it was excellent all around. I'd call this price market correct, if perhaps just a tad on the well sold side. #S108-1965 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 237675Z109661. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 49,301 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Older paint shows prep issues and rough masking, chrome scratched and dented but still shows relatively well. Driver's door gap wide at fender, trunk slightly skewed. Clean engine bay, carbs leak fuel and engine block is heavily fuel stained. Top fit is OK, but not OK. Not a great color and not in very good shape either, although the 390 and 4-speed add some additional value. No harm done at this price point. Well bought. #T211-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS coupe. S/N 124377N181801. Blue & white/ black vinyl. Odo: 99 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Paint shows well, with only some orange peel and minor prep issues. Trunk slightly high, other panel gaps decent. Trim and brightwork mostly new, vent windows pitted. Nice interior done to a driver standard, very clean chassis and suspension features lots of new parts. Photo courtesy of Mecum Auctions excellent, interior appears stock and has little wear. Aftermarket sway bars installed. Fitted with Hurst mags and comes complete with the usual PHS documents and its original window sticker. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $85,860. Last seen at Mecum's Rockford sale in May '05 as a nosale at $90,000 (SCM# 38251). This was fitted with the 360-hp Tri-Power Ram Air engine and it was a convertible, but the selling price was off the charts based on this car's presentation and overall condition. The Hurst wheels added some value here, but even so, this was extremely well sold. #T236-1965 FORD GALAXIE 500 LTD 2-dr hard top. S/N 5A66Z111335. Light blue/ dark blue vinyl. Odo: 30,648 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Some bubbles forming in paint, which is stated to be the original color. Driver's door out, trunk skewed, passenger's door nearly pinched. Driver-quality chrome and trim, some new pieces fitted. Somewhat weathered dash and gauges with some trim missing and one large dent on passenger's side. Engine bay clean but shows use. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,720. The car card stated that this old Ford runs and drives like new, and that's probably the truth, as it must have been running at a pretty good clip for somebody's noggin to take a whack at the dash. Let's hope everyone was Ultimately built to be used, but does show well too. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $43,460. Almost a resto-mod, or perhaps was even to that standard for some bidders. For me, it was just a nicely restored Camaro that had some extra goodies installed. The interior came across as almost stock, and everything appeared to be very well done. This was a great outcome for this type of car, and I'd suggest it's further evidence that the market is starting to stabilize. A fair deal for both buyer and seller. #S135-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S108960. Yellow & black/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 51,670 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Nice paint, some light scratches and blemishes noted in trim. Light wear noted to seats, balance of interior excellent. Nice engine bay— not over-restored, but no longer super fresh. 4-sp. The Bloomington Gold Survivor Platform car. Options include sidepipes, hard top, and bolt-on aluminum wheels. Original paint cracked and checked, chrome untouched, engine compartment shows aging. Documentation includes Protect-O-Plate, tank sticker, and inspection sheet. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $190,800. In 1989, David Burroughs registered a trademark on the term “Survivor,” and this car was his prototype for establishing standards on what would become Bloomington Survivor Certification. To be a Survivor, a Corvette has to be at least 20 years old, must be road course tested, remain over 50% unaltered, and the finishes must be over 50% original and serve as a template for restoration. This car was very special in its originality, and with unaltered cars now the hot ticket in the Corvette world, it's hard to argue with the price paid. See the profile, p. 48. #S100-1968 PLYMOUTH GTX Hemi 2-dr hard top. S/N RS23J8G265403. Mist Green/ black vinyl/dark green vinyl. Odo: 64,665 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Driver-quality paint overall with some prep issues noted, cowl fairly messy with some light dents here and there. Both doors slightly out at bottom. Interior shows use, but not beat to death by any means. Non-original engine. A good driver. Numbers matching, former Triple Crown winner. Formerly owned by Brad Whitford of Aerosmith fame. In tip-top shape all around. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $190,800. One of the many Hammack Collection Corvettes on offer, and like all of the Hammack cars, it was sold at no reserve. The 1967 435-horse Corvette is the king of the hill for Corvette enthusiasts and collectors, and this one was fully documented from new. Both well bought and sold. #S160-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N N/A. Marlboro Maroon & black/black vinyl. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 82 One of only 450 built. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $73,140. A genuine Hemi GTX, but not in the most desirable color combination, and it failed to gather much excitement with its automatic transmission. The missing engine was really no surprise given the way most of these cars were used. The market has been pretty picky about Mopars of late, with the best cars doing well and others doing just OK. That said, this was well sold given its overall condition and low excitement factor. #S99-1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 convertible. S/N 136679B344199. Blue & white/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 25,127 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Passenger's quarter panel shows some previous repair work, minor paint issues visible throughout. Very nice engine bay with all factory tags and markings, cheater top battery installed. Windshield delaminating in spots, very nice Sports Car Market

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Mecum Kissimmee, FL top fit and condition. Firestone Wide Oval tires on correct factory SS wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $66,780. Last seen at Spring Carlisle in April '06, where it was a no-sale at $66,000 (SCM# 41487). At that time, this was an entirely different car with regard to the engine and wheels, as it sported a 550-hp crate engine and 17-inch Torq-Thrust IIs. That said, this is now a claimed numbers-matching 4-speed Chevelle SS 396 in a great color combination. There's no reason to doubt the engine claim, as the builder probably kept the original block when doing the swap. Market price. #F27-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Yenko Replica coupe. S/N 123379N584418. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 11 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Smooth paint, some dents noted in mostly new trim suggest heavy-handed installation. Driver's door uneven at fender, looking like it might have been overworked with a grinder. Period-correct engine, well done interior and Torq-Thrust wheels correct for build. Nearly show quality, but still a fakey-doo. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $43,460. Replicas are really only worth the sum of their parts—but they can be a blast to drive. I'm not sure you could build one this good for the money spent here, so I'd call this an even deal for all. #S110-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 454 LS6 2-dr hard top. S/N 136370K207569. Black & white/black vinyl. Odo: 60 miles. 454ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint and body near perfect, with some small dirt specs and several swirl when last seen here at this same venue. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $400,000. This “last Hemi” has been trailered from sale to sale all over the country, last being bid to $370k at Mecum's St Charles sale in October '09 (SCM# 143066). This 'Cuda has had far better offers in the past, with as much as $700k bid at Mecum's St. Charles sale in October '06 (SCM# 43080), and the money doesn't seem to be getting better. At this point, every major collector in the country knows this car is for sale, and each probably knows what it will take to buy it. #U72-1972 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23H2B456596. Blue & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 29,870 miles. 340-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Decent paint, rust bubbles forming along both doors at bottom and under vinyl top. Driver's door out, trunk high at rear tail panel, passenger's door wide at fender. Good fit to vinyl top, brightwork dimpled and bent in places, bumper heavily scratched. Decent interior looks used but not abused. Numbers claimed to match. Cond: 4-. to be numbers matching. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $22,790. Second-gen Camaro Z/28s have been on my radar screen for some time now, and this was a fairly good one that didn't look to have been abused. A 4-speed is a rarity on these, and all it needed were T-tops to complete the package. The market for these was pulled up by first-gens (1967–69), but as that market has cooled, so have these. That said, this was a solid bid on a solid Z, so I'd call it a fair deal all around. #F226-1981 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1G1AY8761B5102735. Tan & brown/brown vinyl. Odo: 85,354 miles. 350-ci 190-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Decent two-tone paint, mostly consistent late C3 panel gaps, some areas of body show very light cracks. Black trim scratched through to aluminum finish. Fairly worn interior shows plenty of driver enjoyment. Fitted with optional glass top and comes with good documentation. A decent marks noted. Passenger's door wide at quarter panel, other panel gaps as good as original. Nice trim is well polished with very few dents present. Super clean engine bay with all the proper components fitted. Documentation includes build sheet. From the Hammack Collection. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $116,600. This was really well done throughout, and it was in a great color with a 4-speed and a numbers-matching block. The LS6 market has been been bouncing around like a rubber ball on a squash court of late, but considering the quality of the work done here, I'd say the price paid was market correct. #F236-1971 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA Hemi 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23R1B429180. True Blue Metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 23,753 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Represented as “the last Hemi 'Cuda.” Claimed to be unrestored, with low mileage and one repaint. Listed in the Chrysler Registry as the last known Hemi ‘Cuda produced. Very nice paint. Right door fit appears off, nicely presented underhood but engine could be better. Tires show wear and may be original. No longer looks as fresh as it did NOT SOLD AT $23,000. An original 340-ci B5 (blue) 'Cuda, which is very desirable in many regards, although a 4-speed would have certainly helped. That said, this was a pretty rough example, and it wasn't the 'Cuda to buy unless you planned on spending a bunch more on it. This bid was all the money, and the seller should have taken the offer with glee. #F14-1979 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 1Q87L9N555614. Black/ black vinyl. Odo: 75,630 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint shows pretty well for black, blackout trim painted with no prep work whatsoever. Driver's door wide at fender, trunk slightly high and somewhat skewed. Trim heavily pitted at C-pillars. Fitted with factory a/c and original wheels. Interior approaches #2 status, with no serious issues noted. Claimed driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,190. Latermodel C3s are gaining in momentum, and I believe they will continue to have an upside as time goes on—but only for the best examples. Look for a more sizzling color combination with a 4-speed to start. This was about as dull as it gets for the model, so the seller was wise to take the money and run. ♦ 84 Sports Car Market

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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK Collectors Motorcars at the Pavilion Gardens The auction was awash in traders chancing their arms with low provisional bids, but as is H&H's habit, most were converted to done deals by sale's end Company H&H Auctions Date February 17, 2010 Location Buxton, England Auctioneer Simon Hope Automotive lots sold / offered 25/41 Sales rate 61% Sales total $1,081,974 High sale 1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7, sold at $345,400 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices ($1.57=£1.00) Rare RHD Carrera RS made top money at H&H Report and photographs by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics A light dusting of snow hardly affected numbers at H&H's first visit of 2010 to Buxton's Octagon Theatre. Crystalline precipitation is normal this time of year high in the Peak District, though heavy snow, uncharacteristically over much of the U.K., had slowed all of the country's logistics and economy in the previous weeks. England just isn't geared up to cope, and as a result the whole country grinds to a halt, with knock-on effects that are both subtle and far-reaching. That might be why lot numbers were down from H&H's usual 80 or so cars offered, though this had the welcome advantage of bringing all but two of the cars indoors; both late consignments, the Bentley Turbo RT sold for $19,861, while the Maserati 222E did not sell. This was an auction awash in traders chancing their arms with low provisional bids, but as is H&H's habit, most of them were converted to done deals by sale's end. This included a clean, low-mileage Ferrari 328 GTS for $43,175, as well as a fantastic restored left-hooker 1966 Maserati Quattroporte, on which the same sum was bid and submitted, but it was released into the trade for $47,100 after a bit of negotiation. Showing that originality helps, a 1938 Bentley 4¼ sports saloon, now tired in the body department but with very good history, brought a strong $59,582. Perhaps the hidden gem of the sale was the Bugeye Sprite. Very unassum- ing in gray and never painted, it was completely original and appealed more every time you looked at it. Though it sold for a stiff $19,861, it will retail for much more, perhaps just needing a dealer to sit on it for a few months. But everyone was waiting for the main event, the rare 911 RS 2.7 in Lightweight spec. Only 17 were built in right-hand drive, and this car had a cast-iron though adventurous history, having been damaged on one of the two Circuits of Ireland rallies it completed, and having suffered a road crash and a color change later in its life. However, leading specialist Autofarm had put both right, and here it was presented in road trim, selling on the phone for $345,400 to a well-known historic racer (see the profile on p. 46). That car needed to sell at this kind of money to affirm that the collector market—for the best cars, anyway—remains in healthy shape. As the 2010 auction season comes up to speed, it's (cautiously) so far, so good. ♦ $500k $1m $1.5m $2m $2.5m $3m $3.5m $4m 0 Sales Totals 2010 No sale 2008 2007 2006 86 Sports Car Market

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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK ENGLISH #14-1931 AUSTIN SEVEN EA Sports “Ulster” roadster. S/N 132080. Green/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 2,847 miles. An original Ulster according to the factory ledgers, although not with original motor. Replacement mill fitted with Phoenix crank, shell bearings, high-pressure oil pump, and later head. to a top-level coachbuilder who admitted he paid “well over the odds” for a client who intends on having it beautified. So far it was unrestored or otherwise altered, so it's a good starting point—but at a price. #37-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N Restored in the '60s with pleasing patina that comes with age and use, but paint is now microblistered. Reproduction fenders and running boards. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $37,994. Secured by a market-correct $34,320 commission bid against opposition on the phone, and buyers in the room either couldn't or wouldn't keep up. Well bought and sold. #20-1937 MG TA roadster. S/N TA1400. Eng. # MGJP1653. Metallic green/red leather. RHD. A matching-numbers home-market car beautifully restored, but like the TC behind it from the same vendor, painted in a too-modern metallic. Dashboard and seats too shiny, but Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $69,080. Originally imported to the U.S. via Max Hoffman and repatriated to the U.K. in the early '80s. Auctioneer Hope suggested that buyers “submit the best bid” on this one, and the final price likely just covered the money spent since 1990. A value 120 roadster that just needs a shakedown and a detailing. Well bought. #11-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE otherwise has no visible faults. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $34,540. The best bid wouldn't even cover the $40k that's already been spent, with more needed to tone it down a bit. It's hard to know what to do here, as nothing short of a repaint would fix it. The wait for a buyer who doesn't mind the color could be a long one. #34-1938 BENTLEY 4¼ LITER sports saloon. S/N B133LE. Black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 147 miles. Coachwork by Park Ward. Elegant closed example of “the silent sports car.” Well maintained and just starting the third trip around its clock, to which the buyer was planning to add 250 miles by driving it home. Paint and upholstery thought to be original. Chips and bubbling down fender edges, leather shows a nice patina with one small hole in driver's seat. Four owners from new. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $59,582. Interesting history and in this ownership since 1984. Sold 88 roadster. S/N AN532016. Gray/red vinyl/ red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 84,841 miles. Unprepossessing, but the harder you look, the more appealing it is. No rot, interior vinyl good, engine bay tidy and original (still with dynamo) and not even cleaned up for sale. Minor issues include threadbare carpets, tapedup steering wheel (the original comes with the car) and “period” whip aerial that could easily 671958. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 1,395 miles. Looks like it is just out of a shiny restoration, but the work was done in the early '90s, including conversion from left-hand drive. New wheels, new interior. Floors, chrome, and door fit all good. Coopercraft disc brakes fitted. be remedied. Seller noted some clutch release bearing noise. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,861. With one owner from new, this was as looked after and as solid as they come. It was a little gem and easily deserved the money. One trader mused over the possibility of retailing it for $39k—the same money that a tidy Ferrari 328 GTS fetched later in the sale. I certainly expect to see it advertised again soon at $25k. #16-1968 JAGUAR XKE SII convert- ible. S/N 1R7077. Primrose/black cloth/black leather. Left-hander imported from the U.S. in '89, and allegedly $45k was spent over the past ten years. Good appearance, but with slightly imperfect rear arch radius on both sides and small dings in rear bumpers. Fitted with five-speed gearbox. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,264. After a rather hopeful commission bid of $39,000, the room took over with a brief skirmish between two buyers. H&H boss Simon Hope said this is his favorite E-type color, but even with that in the mix, this was quite well sold, with the buyer presumably sure of making a sale in mainland Europe where prices are higher thanks to the strong euro. #24-1970 FORD CORTINA 1600E 2-dr sedan. S/N BA97KT12100. White/black vinyl. RHD. Tidy and important structural strut tops look fine but are covered in thick paint, some body filler noted in wheelarches and some overspray visible in places. Interior good, motor rebuilt 10,000 miles ago but block is painted an incorrect red. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,526. This looked to be a decent example overall, and the price paid can be considered market correct for its tidy but not sparkling condition. #36-1977 TRIUMPH STAG convertible. S/N LD45264A. Tahiti Blue/beige vinyl. RHD. Odo: 95,000 miles. Presents very well following extensive refurbishment, including repaint and sensible upgrades in 2004. New soft top fitted more recently, and comes with usual hard top. Most of these are automatics, so the slushbox shouldn't hurt this one's value. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,687. Sold very cheaply at a Sports Car Market

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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK Our Cars 1987 Harris Magnum Kawasaki GPz 1100 superbike price well below the $10,920 provisional bid. Provided there were no lurking rust issues, this was a super deal. #3-1981 FORD DORCHESTER MkVI limousine. S/N WF0FXXGAGFBB84816. Black/gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 43,600 miles. Coachwork by Coleman Milne. In good order all around, with sliding glass division, although wipe-down vinyl seats are a bit of a cynical option. Rear air suspension and gauge said to still Sinclair and his GPz Owner: John L. Stein, Contributing Editor Purchase Date: Summer 2009 Price: Endless mechanical penance Mileage since purchase: Precisely zero Recent work: New battery, carburetor cleaning, front brakes Bob Sinclair, the late chairman and CEO of Saab-Scania of America for all of the 1980s, commissioned this fetching one-off Kawasakipowered Harris superbike in the mid-1980s. Based on a British-built Harris Magnum 3 space frame and a Yoshimura-tuned Kawasaki GPz 1100 air-cooled, fuel-injected engine, at the time it was about as potent as a street-legal sport bike could get—essentially an endurance racer with a license plate. Sinclair's architect friend and Alfa expert Harlan Hadley did the build-up, adding a radical upside-down fork, an adjustable rear monoshock, Dymag magnesium wheels, and triple disc brakes. Possessing an adventurous streak a mile wide and twice as deep, Sinclair eventually threw the Harris down the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut to avoid hitting a car, damaging the bike and breaking his hand. But this wildest-of-the-wild executive kept right on CEO'ing at Saab while the Harris went back to Hadley for a rebuild and additional upgrades. Ultimately Bob binned the troublesome OE Kawasaki fuel injection and replaced with it with a bank of Keihin CR carburetors, but now in his 70s, the interest in crouching over a hard-edged crotch rocket waned and the Harris gathered dust in his garage. I acquired the bike from Sinclair's widow 90 Anne after his death last year and have set about waking it up. With some carb work and new fluids, battery and plugs installed, it finally barked to life, a sharp-edged and lusty shout gushing from its big exhaust collector. I'm still trying to solve a hydraulic leak in one of the unobtainium Buell racing calipers, but once that's safely done, this beast should be rideable, and I'm looking forward to honoring Bob Sinclair's audacious spirit with a good, fast, long one. with no scuffs or scrapes. Features TVR's gonzoid styling and a barking Speed Six twin-cam engine that is capable of propelling it to 180 mph. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,975. Provisional bid of $14k was accepted, making this scary monster cheaper than a decent (and not-quiteso-barking) Griffith. Well bought and sold. GERMAN #30-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SEB coupe. S/N 11102120060643. Blue/cream leather. RHD. Odo: Sports Car Market work. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $3,454. Sold by the company that built it, straight from the funeral trade, and it fetched well over its estimate and about what you'd expect to pay for a mint sedan. Most of these end up being destroyed on the banger-race circuit, which some might say is the right place for them. If you must have one, this was the one. #38-2001 TVR TUSCAN coupe. S/N 001572. Chameleon Blue/multicolor leather. Odo: 48,000 miles. Apparently used in the movie “Swordfish” and presented in good order as road-spec car in super order, though has subsequent crash damage/repair and color change in its history. Second owner had motor upped from 2,687 cc to 2,806 cc. Matching numbers and faultless, aside from light surface rust on front torsion bar brackets and one small burn hole in left front seat. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $345,400. About $75k in front of a Touring. This was the second to last lot, and though a wide estimate of $284k to $347k was given before the sale, there was a tangible feeling of relief as it made the right money. See the profile, p. 46. #35-1974 PORSCHE 914 roadster. S/N 474207810. Yellow/black vinyl. Very tidy, with straight panels, fair panel gaps, and clean 84,862. Very nice order with rare manual transmission. Dash perfect, although timber topping is too shiny and blue piping to retrimmed seats is a little fussy. Chrome all good, some aluminum parts of trim lightly blemished. Although first registered in the U.K. in '64, it's on a non-original age-appropriate plate. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $25,905. Sold by H&H in Coventry in March '09 for $32,340 (SCM# 119832), and later offered again but unsold, this was let go $5,500 under bottom estimate and was well bought at that. TOP 10 No. 9 #40-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight coupe. S/N 9113601101. Eng. # 6631068. Tangerine & black/black velour & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 82,657 miles. The holy grail 911—for U.K. buyers at least. M471 spec, of which just 17 were made. Used (and damaged) on 1975 and 1976 Circuits of Ireland, but now presented

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H&H Auctions Buxton, UK wheelarches. Interior all good, dash top isn't cracked or cooked. Original 1.7-liter injected motor is now a 2-liter on Webers, but the injection kit comes with the car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,543. Imported from California in 2007 and sold at about the expected level, having been touted as a cheaper alternative to a 912 or 911—though a driver-quality 3-liter SC would probably come cheaper. These are hard to find in this condition in the U.K., but this car could never bring this money in dollars in the U.S. ITALIAN #9-1966 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE Series II sedan. S/N AM1071048. Grigio Florida/red leather. Odo: 93,388 km. Thorough refurbishment of a solid example of the car of the stars. Floors perfect, leather new, singleplug V8 and ancillaries tidy with good finishes. All trim shows well, slightly rippled rechrome OK, all of the interior has survived in good order. Cracked and microblistered respray, mess of gooey plop in both inner-fender-toscuttle joints. Whoever bid on this presumably knew his way around the model and was handy with a plasma cutter and welding torch. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $1,727. Not sold, but if it had been mine, I would have snatched the arm off any bidder. These are great, but they can be hard work, and there are probably only ten interested buyers in the U.K. A missed opportunity both ways. #33-1986 FERRARI 328 GTS targa. S/N 65149. Red/black fiberglass/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 10,065 miles. Very tidy with relatively low mileage—around 47,000, as it's had a speedometer change. Probably original paint looks good, leather shiny but not worn. As of rear bumper. Needs nothing. In the U.S. for a time, and in the U.K. since 1989. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $47,100. Sold after the sale to the trade, and although the buyer presumably upped his offer from the $39k provisional closing bid, he still got a relative bargain. To be retailed for a bit more soon, probably to continental Europe, and likely still to be a deal. #31-1971 FERRARI 246 GT Dino coupe. S/N 02720. Red/black leather. RHD. A former racer now repainted and retrimmed. OK from ten paces, but paint shows sink marks and a couple of runs up close. Chrome lightly dinged, usual, front lid is slightly bent on right where someone has tried to close it with the prop up— but paint is not cracked. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $43,175. Although not sold on the block, money was accepted by the seller before the end of the auction. You can buy 328s for this price, but they're not normally this nice. Slightly well bought. AMERICAN #28-1931 BUICK STRAIGHT EIGHT 4-dr sedan. S/N 2584121. Silver & black/blue alloys unscuffed, motor tidy. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $103,620. The provisional offer of $93,600 was accepted after the sale, making this the cheapest Dino on the European market in the past few years. Well bought despite the few cosmetic needs noted. #7-1983 LANCIA GAMMA coupe. S/N 002356. Blue/blue/gray velour. RHD. Odo: 78,250 miles. Straight body, floors and sills 92 Sports Car Market wheel cover. Comes with handbook including dealer stamp. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,270. Originally registered in Ohio, and imported to the U.K. in 1988 with 18,000 miles. These are so rare in the U.K. that it's hard to quantify, but big 4-door sedans of this vintage in good order will usually fetch north of $15k, pretty much irrespective of make or model. It was no surprise that the provisional bid of $15,600 was accepted during the sale.♦ now fitted. Straight body, paint and plating near perfect, interior trim good. Still fitted with maplight and twin tripmeter. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $32,970. Last sold for $14,200 by Coys in London in October '83 (SCM# 9125). Around $40k would have bought it this time. #12-1964 OLDSMOBILE 98 4-dr sedan. S/N 884M307064. White/metallic blue vinyl. Odo: 24,327 miles. 394-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The last year of the Rocket 394 V8, with low mileage claimed genuine. All original, although thick repaint was applied at some point. Door fit excellent, very good interior, no splits in vinyl. Still with original jack, tools, and spare cord. Very straight body, and following restoration in the U.K. in the early 2000s, good paint with slightly careless masking to stripes as the only negative. Dash and instruments excellent. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $29,359. The seller let this one go some way under the $35k bottom estimate and his reserve, and considering its very good overall condition, the new owner should be pleased at that price. #27-1949 CADILLAC SERIES 62 club coupe. S/N 496261009. Metallic blue/blue cloth. Odo: 22,458 miles. In incredibly good order for a car that finished the Peking-to-Paris Motor Challenge in 1997 following its restoration, though presumably not on the wire wheels

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Bonhams London, UK Collectors' Motorcars The sale was notable for an almost clean sweep of vintage Rolls-Royces—six out of seven—including the 1906 Light 20hp tourer at $724k Company Bonhams Date December 7, 2009 Location Olympia, London, England Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold / offered 68/84 Sales rate 81% Sales total $5,126,079 High sale 1906 Rolls-Royce Light 20hp tourer, sold at $724,060 Six of seven Rolls-Royces offered sold at Olympia Report and photographs by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics And all the time the euro remained strong against Sterling, and Continental accents remained prominent at U.K. sales, especially at Bonhams's end-of-year visit to two floors of the exhibition center in West London. As ever, this was a “something for everyone” sale, from restoration projects including a Lancia Aurelia B20 GT coupe with see-through floors and a '55 Thunderbird smoker, to some really rather splendid Derby Bentleys. The sale was notable for an almost clean I sweep of vintage Rolls-Royces—six out of seven—including the 1906 Light 20hp tourer, one of only two survivors of the 17 built when the company was in its infancy and the sixth oldest Rolls-Royce left in the world. It sold for $724k, while a splendid 1913 Silver Ghost limousine that had once been a tow truck went to America for $327,180. Included in the sales figures here is the 1922 Silver Ghost “Victoria,” whose chassis had first been delivered to Emperor (then Prince Regent) Hirohito of Japan after he had toured Europe in 1921. After several abortive starts, this Australian-bodied car almost made it to an auction, but changed hands before the sale for $180,400 all in. Not included in the numbers here are the two 94 n December 2008, the exchange rate was $1.48 to the pound; by December '09 it had improved a little for American buyers back to $1.64 (and still sliding). Buyer's premium 15% up to $49,200, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.64=£1.00) novelty motorcycles used in the filming of the BBC “Top Gear” Thailand Special, both of which sold to the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, and the Richard Burns tribute Harley chopper, an odd choice for a collector car auction, which did not attract sufficient bids. A nicely standard 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 with minor racing history fetched $381,300, market-correct for a car in road trim, while the highlight of the four-car collection of the late Ivor Silverstone was the 1953 Bentley R-type with coupe coachwork by Abbott. This slightly fussy though beautifully proportioned alternative to a Continental brought more than twice what was expected at $179,252. We don't usually mention automobilia here but some of it hit high notes, notably the $9,430 achieved—twice what was expected—for the autographed “Damn Busters” menu from the party given to 617 Squadron following the legendary “Dam Busters” raid on the Ruhr dams in 1943. Interest in 617 memorabilia was high, as the sale followed the week after the passing of the actor Richard Todd OBE, who appeared as Wing Commander Guy Gibson in the 1955 film “The Dam Busters.” On a Cold War theme from the same period, a Land Rover Series I Fire Tender, complete with all fixtures and fittings, which formerly looked after the U.K.'s nuclear bomb factory, was an interesting talking point at $13,202. James Knight, Group Head of Bonhams Motoring Department, concluded: “This demonstrates that the collectors' motorcar, motorcycle, and automobilia sectors have maintained great strength and resilience. We look forward to an equally successful 2010.” ♦ $5m $10m $15m $20m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

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Bonhams London, UK ENGLISH TOP 10 No.2 #541-1906 ROLLS-ROYCE LIGHT 20hp tourer. S/N 40520. Eng. # 40519. Blue. RHD. One of only 19 Light 20s built, and originally bodied as a Roi-des-Belges tourer by Barker. Now partly restored with temporary plywood body to enable it to be driven. #580-1930 ASTON MARTIN INTERNATIONAL 1½-Liter sports tourer. S/N S71. Eng. # S71. Green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 10,346 miles. Overall pleasingly mellowed order. Paint microblistered, dull plating to lights and radiator, and yellowed sidescreen windows all consistent with 50-year-old restoration. Last used 30 years ago, so will years. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $327,180. Sold to a U.S. buyer for $220k under the price paid for the last rebodied Ghost at auction, which was a complete recreation from a wreck and parts (SCM# 120727). A lot of motor car for quite reasonable money. Well bought. #571-1927 ROLLS-ROYCE 20hp tourer. Much of what's there has been reconstructed and is near concours. Missing body, lights, and instruments. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $724,060. As the catalog says, “a blank canvas,” and sold at the expected level. A complete and running Ghost in good order is cheaper, or around the same price, but there's a premium on pre-Ghost Royces, as they are so rare. #530-1911 DAIMLER 40hp TK18 dual phaeton. S/N 9167. Eng. # 9926. White/black canvas/maroon leather. RHD. Coachwork by Dunnett & Hawkes. Huge ornate Australian body built in the '80s has some small cracks to carved timber pieces. Lucas brass lights mostly hunting; it was a later addition). Polished alloy dash with extra instruments, lightly creased leather. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $114,308. This topcondition concours-winning car with no stories and appealing period extras was surely going to sell here, and it hit about where expected. Fairly bought and sold, and eminently saleable again at any time. #532-1929 HUMBER 14/40hp Five-Seat good, leather and top show well, beadededge tires fitted. Sleeve-valve motor rebuilt in 2004 with lots of new parts made. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $61,992. Find another, even in New Zealand, where it was originally sold. The buyer couldn't name his price, as the market is very small, but it sold right on estimate, at about two-thirds of the motor rebuild cost. TOP 10 No. 10 #542-1913 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50hp SILVER GHOST Open-Drive limousine. S/N 1NA. Eng. # 19B. Maroon & aluminum/black leather. RHD. Odo: 1,550 miles. Coachwork by Fox & Bodman. Originally a landaulette, was a tow truck from the '30s through the '50s, reconstructed into this enormous magnificence in the '70s. Good order overall. Nice CAV lights and polished brass, plus polished alluminum dash and bold Elliott speedo. Interior excellent with gray cloth and sash pulls in rear, plus rolled-up design drawing. Unused for five 96 screens. Engine block metal-stitched due to frost damage, and there's evidence of possible earlier fuel tank flash fire. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,917. In one family ownership for 45 years. I've seen rougher examples sell for more in the U.K., making this look like a good buy, although the price paid was all the owner realistically expected. Sports Car Market tourer. S/N 15556. Eng. # 15554. Beige & black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 79,841 miles. Good body, paint, and plating. Distressedlooking original leather, new canvas top, full weather kit includes sliding and folding side spotlights. One of several Derbys at this sale. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $200,900. Previously in the U.S., and back to the U.K. in 2006. Sold post-block, as presumably the seller wouldn't budge on his reserve during the sale. From a small collection offered here, and the most expensive Bentley of the auction, hitting a high price for a Derby-built car. #509-1935 RILEY IMP 9hp roadster. S/N 6027638. Eng. # 62722. Green/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 78. A usable example of the popu lar sportster, with pre-selector gearbox and S/N GAJ81. Eng. # W4E. White & green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 5,591 miles. Coachwork by Hooper. Sharp restoration topped off with full set of Grebel lights including stanchionmounted searchlight (sadly not for tiger require recommissioning. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $123,328. Once in ownership of Betty Haig, but that was probably too tenuous a link to put the price slightly higher than expected. Well sold. head coupe. S/N B69BL. Eng. # X6BD. Maroon/buff #528-1934 BENTLEY 3½ LITER dropcanvas/tan leather. RHD. Coachwork by Vanden Plas. Body, paint, plating, and lights near perfect on an attractive and unique body featuring disappearing top and wide scuttle, which mounts a nice pair of

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Bonhams London, UK later motor fitted. Older, presumably slightly less-than-full restoration with a few marks and some orange peel in paint, dulled and polishedthrough plating, and lightly marked leather. Unfinished aeroscreen frames in rear. “Unused since resto and will require recommissioning.” Cond: 3. SOLD AT $78,228. In the seller's ownership from 1994 after 30 years laid up. It was not the shiniest, and it sold a little low. A decent deal for a driver-quality Imp. #543-1935 BENTLEY 3½ LITER saloon. S/N BS2EF. Eng. # W3B4. Red & black/red leather. RHD. Probably mostly original but definitely travel-worn, with tired paint and grubby interior. Leather cracked and repaired, '80s, not concours but just right. Decent repaint shows well. Trunk floor OK, new stainless exhaust fitted. Lightly cracking leather. Nonoriginal engine in clean compartment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $103,484. This price was about where really nice 120 roadsters start, and despite a few flaws, this car was a real looker. It was the right color, sat well, and pressed all the right buttons. A decent deal for both parties. #521-1954 LAND ROVER SERIES I Fire Tender utility. S/N 47102371. Red/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 51,141 miles. Looks like a wellpreserved original, but interesting display of old rusty bits shows it's had a restoration, done around 1989, with factory reconditioned engine and transmission. Surprisingly high mileage for a fire tender. Chassis and bulkhead in excellent order, all hoses and fittings present. Beautifully preserved or redone “Atomic Weapons Research and could be original. Plating to lights dulled. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $42,435. In current ownership for 20 years, and just how it should be for a driver—refurbished/repaired where necessary and bearing its history well. Sold for a market-correct price. #527-1936 BENTLEY 4¼ LITER Vanden Plas-Style tourer. S/N B200GA. Eng. # H3BA. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 14,739 miles. Bodied in the style of Vanden Plas in the late '70s and still in superb order, although perhaps Trunk floor perfect, newer stainless twin exhaust fitted. Leather slightly soiled. Wore out a front wheel bearing on the way to the sale, which the owner disclosed prior to the car's time on the block. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $81,836. This price was not massively expensive for this car's condition, but a slightly bling appearance probably did it no favors. If you can live with that, this was a pretty safe and honest buy at market-correct 150 money. Establishment” wooden plaques on doors. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,202. Last sold by Bonhams at Beaulieu in September '07 at $35,018 (SCM# 46811), when the price was considered artificially high. One of 47 built as fire tenders for the MoD, and used at Aldermaston (the U.K.'s nuclear bomb factory). Recently on display in the Heritage Motor Centre. Sold where expected, for about the same as straight Series Is have been fetching at the moment, so its rarity and Cold War artifact charm were canceled out by lack of usability. #525-1954 BENTLEY R-TYPE coupe. needs a bit more mechanical fettling. Perfect chrome, polished aluminum dash, front leather crinkling a bit. Painted wires behind Easiclean discs. Motor near concours. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $161,212. This was the most elegant of several Derby Bentleys offered at this auction, and it sold where expected for a fair deal both ways. #526-1950 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 660133. Eng. # F16078. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 12,110 miles. Restored in the late in Continental style by E.D. Abbott. Restored in 1986, and now looking a bit worn. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $179,252. Not sold for $86,500 (with a reported 74,815 miles) at Bonhams' Olympia sale in December '05 (SCM# 40848). Only a handful of these were bodied by Abbott, and this one sold for twice what was expected— more than the price of some true Continentals. 98 Sports Car Market S/N B393SP. Eng. # B446S. Tudor Dove Gray/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 50,478 miles. Coachwork by Abbott. Like a Continental, with slightly unusual lines. Left the factory as a standard R-type, but was immediately rebodied immaculate with even brake pipes polished. Sits on correct tall crossplies. Complete with original jack and handbook. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $240,588. As a no-stories, faultless and very appealing Aston, this was almost certainly going to get good money, and it sold pretty much where expected. #534-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB51878R. Eng. # 4001895. Goodwood Green/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 13,005 miles. A nice, honest, used example. Floors solid, #578-1962 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series IV coupe. S/N DB4931R. Eng. # 370925. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 30,577 miles. Super tidy. Straight out of a four-year restoration, with unleaded-compatible motor in concours engine bay. New leather, chassis A very personal choice, but the great uninitiated won't know the difference. #563-1960 JAGUAR XK 150 3.4 drop- head coupe. S/N 836774. Eng. # V72988. Maroon/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 353 miles. In good order following a restoration from '00-'05. Interior a bit bright, motor (on open bellmouths) near concours, chrome good.

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Bonhams London, UK but has previously had sills and outriggers replaced. Microblistered paint on nose, star chip on hood scoop and bubble in right door bottom. Leather may be original and is wearing well. In current ownership for 20 years. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $186,468. This was perfectly usable for a few years yet, though ultimately there could be big body bills. With that in mind, it was bought and sold fairly, and nobody's getting burnt or surprised. #514-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 coupe. S/N DB64003R. Eng. # 4004068. Red/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 30,279 miles. Overall in generally good condition, as the catalog claims. Shiny paint with a few stone chips in nose, good chrome, one small tear in driver's seat. Last owner has been spending the right money overspray, grubby scuttle. Water pump weeping, cream leather baggy. Moggy Thou taillights lesser than some modern evils. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $83,640. No surprises here, and cheaper than a Riley Imp. Not a bad deal for either party at the price paid. #517-1953 LANCIA AURELIA B20 GT 3rd Series coupe. S/N B202932. Eng. # 3138. Black/tan. RHD. Odo: 11,295 km. Completely rotten. Big holes in floors and body, motor on a pallet behind the car. Dash intact. All parts there or available, and has rare and desirable Nardi floor change. Handy with a welder? Cond: 5+. frumpy saloon, the coupes are things of rare elegance, offering the rare chance to buy a coachbuilt Italian at a Miata price—although don't forget that it's front-wheel-drive. This one hadn't gone rusty yet, and it was priced right at about a twentieth of a 250 GTE. AMERICAN #586-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N P5FH1444178. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 85,444 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Ripply old body, cracks and bubbles in paint. Solid chassis sits high at rear. Interior quite good, but smells musty and several trim pieces on mechanical upkeep. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $83,640. First owned by the “King of Carnaby St,” gentlemen's outfitter John Stephen. Probably should have done better than the similar gunmetal car that came later, but the bright color made it look less sophisticated and did it no favors in the cruel world of retail. Well bought and sold. #512-2005 RADICAL SR3 sports racer. S/N SR3300256. Eng. # W701175706. Red/ black vinyl. RHD. Bike-engined, street-legal track day car and racer (these have their own race series). Fit and finish better than some kit cars. Looks hardly used, though apparently the are missing. Leaves, pliers, and screwdriver left on top of air cleaner suggest it's not a runner. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,347. Imported 20 years ago as an 18th birthday present. Selling at twice its realistic lower estimate, any way you slice it, this was quite a lot of money for an old smoker—even though there aren't many in the U.K. There's not enough margin to restore, so enjoy it as-is for as long as it keeps going. SOLD AT $26,404. The Third Series is the last of the independent rear cars, and argued to be the most desirable. But even with that said, the surprise here was not that it sold (as it could have been a good parts car), but how much it brought. These are so sought after that the buyer obviously felt there was some upside left even when faced with a $100k-plus resto. Well sold. See the March “Affordable Classic,” p. 24, for more about this car. #502-1970 LANCIA FLAVIA 2000 coupe. limited mileage includes driving to Monaco and back. Suzuki Hayabusa lump making between 210 and 250 horsepower provides around 400 horespower per ton. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,720. Looks comparable with a top-spec Caterham Seven on price, but this is a lot more sophisticated and has more top end thanks to its slippery shape—and your right elbow stays dry. ITALIAN #524-1935 FIAT TIPO 508S Balilla spy- der. S/N 070900. Eng. # 000348. Blue/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 551 km. Older restoration of a historically notable car. Paint cracking and peeling, underhood wiring covered in 100 S/N 820031002997. Eng. # 6801. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 80,136 miles. Restored in 1984. Excellent body for one of these, with really good inner fenders and only a few bubbles on sheet metal. One small scrape in left sill. Flat-four engine clean and tidy, though note says “no oil in motor.” Last driven in 2005. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,790. Compared to the TOP 10 No. 7 #551-1963 SHELBY COBRA Mk II roadster. S/N CSX2116. Red/black leather. Odo: 49,084 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. In restored condition with original leather. Some cracks and marks in paint, wheels look new, chassis and exhaust in good shape, new master cylinder fitted. New seat belts with very homemade (hopefully in period) brackets. Fitted with four Webers when raced, now back on a Holley. Originally dark blue. Restored in the U.K. in the late '80s, in present ownership since '06. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $381,300. Not sold at Coys London in May '99 at $111,365 (SCM# 6904) when fitted with a roll bar and said to be in #2 condition. Before that, it was not sold for $229,608 at Coys in April '85. Not top of the price range and not an absolute steal; this is a little below where the market was two years ago. Bought and sold about right. ♦ Sports Car Market

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MidAmerica Auctions Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Vintage Motorcycle Auction The auctioneers at MidAmerica know motorcycles. The folks on stage seem genuinely to love bikes By Lance Raber Market opinions in italics M '60s Triumphs are a baseline for the market Company MidAmerica Auctions Date January 7–9, 2010 Location Las Vegas, Nevada Auctioneers Gary Ordish, Paul Behr, Dan Wall & Don Schorno Automotive lots sold / offered 384/486 Sales rate 79% Sales total $4,189,261 High sale 1918 Pope 18L, sold at $105,000 Buyer's premium 5%, included in sold prices idAmerica again staged its annual Las Vegas Vintage Motorcycle Auction in the South Point Casino and Hotel. The perfect venue for this kind of event? I'd say, as you can walk down from your hotel room to the auction. Restaurants and bars are just a few steps away, and you can take your chances at the gaming tables. Best of all, the evening flat track races are a short walk. The 2010 auction resulted in an 79% sell-through, with the high sale a 1918 Pope 18L reportedly owned by icon Steve McQueen and knocked down for a cool $105,000, followed by a Munch Mammoth sold for a whopping $81,900. Some notable no-sales were a 1959 Vincent Black Lightning that was bid to $240,000 and a 1926 Indian Daytona hill climber bid to $102,500. The auctioneers at MidAmerica know motorcycles, so you don't hear the nonsense I heard in a recent Phoenix auction: “This chopper will go more than 150 miles per hour.” The folks on stage seem genuinely to love bikes and it shows. They usually hire a local youth organization to help move the bikes, and it's nice to see kids involved. There seemed to be a more than an average number of mid- 1960s Triumph Bonnevilles in attendance, and they held their own, fetching from $10,000 to $13,000. I use these bikes as a baseline, as they always seem to hold their value and are inching up each year. At this sale, Triumph was represented by at least 80 entries, more than any other two marques combined. My auction favorite was a stunning 1979 MV Agusta Magni Superlight. This Italian beauty was one of the bikes I read about in the 1970s but could never afford. Think art rather than transportation. Lots of one-off bits and holes drilled in factory parts to shave weight. The “Emm Vu” bid to $80,000 but didn't find a new home. There were also some rare Italian singles, which are seldom seen outside anymore. A 1954 Mondial Turismo Veloce, a 1956 Parilla Lusso Veloce, and a 1958 Gilera Rossa Sport all looked better than when they left the factory, but there were a few gems such as a 1962 Parilla Wildcat scrambler that was shabby but nearly complete. Sales Totals Harley-Davidson racers seem to keep inching up faster than the cost of living. A bitsa 1926 racer built more than a decade ago from parts fetched $51,450, and two KRTTs sold at $24,675 and $30,713, both with histories and ready to race, according to the catalog. Overall the vintage bike market, like the vintage car market, appears healthy. And if you only go to one bike auction a year, make it this one. You can look at the rarest during the day and maybe find that perfect bike, and in the evening you enjoy the roar of flat track racing. ♦ 102 $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m $6m 0 Sports Car Market 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 ENGLISH #186-1949 TRIUMPH T100 Tiger mo- torcycle. Eng. # T100910641. Black & silver/ black leather seat. Odo: 11,081 miles. Paint and chrome well done, color-striped tank, fenders, and wheels look as good as factory. A seldom-seen early 500. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,025. A bill-of-sale bike that had a few reproduction parts and a bit of rattle-can detailing. The chromer buffed out the details on the well-painted rims, and other parts were just a bit too shiny. Well sold at the price paid. #235-1952 VINCENT COMET motorcy- cle. Eng. # F5AB2A8353. Black/ black leather seat. Odo: 36,923 miles. Paint and chrome tatty, but the bike seems complete and is said to be in running condition. A seemingly original usable rider. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,575. A lovely old nail, and a great example of an unmolested, complete, unrestored rare bike—just what collectors dream of finding. Well bought, as barn finds are hot right now, and this one was likely usable as it sat. #419-1952 VINCENT COMET motorcy- cle. Eng. # F5AD2A9402. Black/black leather seat. Paint and chrome well done, with wheels painted in stock colors. Minor parts missing,

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MidAmerica Auctions Las Vegas, NV some excessive polish work to cases. Resto work starting to show some age. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,300. This bike was a leader for its time, sporting a monoshock rear end, which most bikes now have. It wouldn't take much to bring this one up a level, but at the price paid, there isn't a lot of upside, either. Well sold. #428-1962 BSA CATALINA motorcycle. Eng. # DBD34GS6218. Aluminum/black leather seat. A well-done restoration of a competition dirt bike, but not overdone. Good alloy bits are period-correct. Shows only agerelated wear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,075. A of fixing it up and leave the steel rims? Well sold. #203-1967 TRIUMPH T100C Trophy motorcycle. Eng. # H53527. Blue & white/black. Odo: 298 miles. Seldom-seen could find on the Net. It's hard to tell if it was properly appointed, but it was loved to the tune of over $17k by someone. Well bought if it's your thing. #278-1968 BMW R60/2 motorcycle. Eng. # 1872405. Gray/black leather. Odo: 39,231 miles. Show quality throughout. Paint nearly flawless, chrome perfect. Engine clean and looks correctly fitted. Lots of accessories, like headlight-mounted mirrors and a bill-of-sale bike that was more for use rather than show, as it featured stock steel wheels and was complete with electrician's tape on the throttle cable. This bike must have evoked memories for at least two bidders, as it was very well sold at over $12k. #461-1964 ARIEL GOLDEN ARROW motorcycle. Eng. # T419046. White & gold/ black leather. Odo: 7,994 miles. Based a bit on the German Adler. Ariel hoped this twostroke twin would help save the company, but it was dated from the start. Nicely painted high-piped version of the T100C that was called a Street Scrambler—Meriden's answer to the Japanese invasion. Well restored, paint and chrome as-new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $11,025. It was hard to find a flaw in this stunner, and it had all the right bits. Even the stainless fenders were not overpolished as is common. A bargain at just over $11k. GERMAN #405.1-1955 MAICO MOBIL scooter. with good chrome and all the right parts. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,338. A good example of a bit of an orphan, but a tad overpolished with some garish details. Overall it was better than factory, and while there is a small Ariel following, I was more than a little surprised that the bid went as high as it did. Well sold. #369-1966 NORTON CAFE RACER motorcycle. Eng. # 20125278. Silver & black/ black leather seat. Odo: 298 miles. A common home-brew bike from the '60s. Good paint and chrome, fiberglass gas tank fitted. Shows relatively well overall, with some age and wear evident. Several handcrafted bits fitted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,450. A bit of a bitsa project, though mostly well done. Why go to the trouble 104 S/N 302889. Aqua/black vinyl seat. Body and paint well done and what you would expect for a German scooter from 1955. Comes with a spare tire on the rear. Body is all aluminum over tubular frame. In 1953 a German circumnavigated the globe on one of these. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,063. The largest scooter I've ever seen, and this was the only one of these I Stated to start and run extremely well. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,140. Maybe one of the rarest bikes at this auction, this was one of a few built in Milan between 1947 and 1952. It had been given a new seat and new grips, but it otherwise looked its age and was claimed to be the only known unrestored example in existence. Well bought. #239-1954 PARILLA TURISMO SPECIAL motorcycle. Eng. # 401520. Red & black/black leather seat. Odo: 46,787 miles. As good as or better than new in most respects. Sports Car Market chrome bumper on the rear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,175. Looked to be a nearly flawless restoration of a fairly mundane roadster. Some of the details and aftermarket additions were a little much, but the restorer didn't polish the castings, so it looked as good as or better than new from the factory. It was reported to have $16k in the restoration, but the seller let it go for just over $14k. Well bought. ITALIAN #238-1951 BIANCHI STELVIO mo- torcycle. Eng. # 85857. Black/black leather. Odo: 536 km. Sports the patina of age and use, but mostly unmolested from original and complete with tool kit. Even clumsy bits like the speedometer cable appear typical.

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MidAmerica Auctions Las Vegas, NV has been in private museums every since. Minimal paint and plating as it should be for a racer. A stunner. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $51,450. A bitsa custom racer with a bottom end from here and a special oval port head from there, but carefully assembled to vintage race. As a strange collection of parts with period Harley racing bits and with only a bill of sale, I was more than surprised to see it sell for a whopping $51k without a history. #342-1953 Paint and chrome nearly perfect, even tires are correct for the period. Fully restored in Italy, and likely used very little (if at all) since. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $14,700. The smallest details were attended to on this bike, including all the nuts and bolts and all of the visible engine components. The cases were not polished but nicely finished. A decent deal—as they say, find a nicer one. #231-1954 MONDIAL TURISMO Veloce motorcycle. S/N B010402125D. Eng. # 9125. Black & white/black leather seat. Odo: 21,771 km. Fully restored in Germany. Stunning paint and chrome, complete with all correct decals and even the stock tire pump. Spark advance and choke fitted to handlebars—rare for the Italians. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $8,925. Not over-polished, and had all the correct nuts and bolts. There was a puddle of dark black oil package. Engine features all new internals, converted to 12-volt electrics to make it a rider. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $34,650. A bit better than factory, maybe, but not overdone, with no rattle-can details and excellent cadmium plating. And they even left off the fringe. Well sold at $34k. #169-1953 under the leaking front fork, which made me suspect this to be a beauty queen rather than a usable ready-to-run bike. Did the motor and transmission get ignored during the restoration? As long as the fork was an isolated issue, this wasn't a bad deal. AMERICAN #200-1926 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FHAC motorcycle. Eng. # 28FHAC547. Green/black leather seat. Built twelve to 15 years ago and INDIAN ROADMASTER motorcycle. CHIEF Eng. # 0961014. Maroon/black leather seat. Odo: 2,892 miles. Appears to have had an older restoration, with paint and chrome now looking just fair. One of only 300 Chiefs manufactured INDIAN CHIEF ROADMASTER motorcycle. S/N 56809. Blue & cream/black seat. Odo: 850 miles. Well restored. Built for the seller with claimed matching numbers and full factory Bonneville #151-1963 HARLEY-DAVIDSON KRTT motorcycle. Eng. # 63KR1105. Orange/ black leather. A rare factory road racer with a hand-made fiberglass fairing and many custom bits that may or may not be factory sourced. Looks to be in great shape, and a history of being raced at Daytona in 1966 adds a great deal to its value. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,675. One of the few consignments at this auction that could be raced competitively in the AHRMA series. A paper trail history was sold with the bike, and I'm sure that played a large role in boosting the value to this final selling price. #150-1968 HARLEY-DAVIDSON KRTT motorcycle. Eng. # 52KRTT3072. Black & orange. A great collection of rare Harley factory race parts, including huge fiberglass tank and gigantic magnesium front brake. Chromoly LowBoy frame built by Ralph Brendt. Fresh motor, close-ratio transmission. in '53, just before Indian went out of business. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,350. In the last year of production, Indian built the bikes from the parts bin and whatever they could buy that worked—and Amal carbs and handlebars similar to British bikes of the era were easy to get in the period parts catalogs. This sale price might seem over the top, but then again, it's an Indian chief. 106 Cond: 3. SOLD AT $30,713. You could tell this bike had been through several owners and mechanics that had their own speed recipes, as the rear alloy rim was thoroughly drilled for lightness and the rear brake disc had more holes than metal. As a racer with a paper history, it sold for a whopping price, and while I would have loved to have taken it home, I'd be afraid to race it due to the rarity of the bits. ♦ Sports Car Market

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eBay Motors Online Sales Replicas You'll be more likely to see a 1.21-gigawatt bolt of lightning hit the clock tower than get $89k cash money for your movie-replica Delorean Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics Batman on a regular basis, the fact that your Batmobile is built on top of a Beetle tub is probably the least of your concerns. R Condition inferred from seller's descriptions; cars were not physically examined by the author. All quoted material taken from the eBay listings. (sf=seller's feedback; bf=buyer's feedback) #120332191623-1959 FERRARI 196S DINO Replica roadster. S/N 0905. Red/tan leather. 24 Photos. Cincinnati, OH. “Giovanni Giordanengo in Italy was commissioned to build this car in the mid 1980's. It is of course a recreation of Fantuzzi's masterful design from 1959/60, the 196S/246S Ferrari Dino. This handcrafted car is all aluminum with a beautifully engineered tubular chassis. The engine is a four cam Ferrari 2.4 liter fitted to a Getrag 5 speed transmission. Borrani wheels, vintage disc brakes, racing suspension, and vintage racing Dunlop tires. Instrumentation is all vintage Ferrari.” 16 bids, sf 98, bf 10. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $175,100. This sale went through at the very end of 2008, just a couple months after the crash. Thus it compares very well to a similar red and tan replica that pulled $121k at RM's Santa Monica auction about six months after September 11, 2001 (SCM# 28487). Of course losses in real estate and property (including classic cars) lag behind more liquid markets in adjusting to such shocks, but it seems safe to say that such a car would have a heck of a time making six figures these days (when you can easily buy a nice 360 Modena AND a new house in Phoenix for $175 large). #250533718278-1970 FERRARI 250 GTO Replica coupe. S/N HS30007L4. Red/tan & red. RHD. Odo: 1,000 miles. 9 Photos. Sequim, WA. “One-of-a-kind hand-built replica made entirely of steel. Over 2,000 man hours were put into the building of this car. Right-hand drive. All original Ferrari emblems. Wire wheels. Ferrari replica dashboard. Six cylinder Datsun 240Z engine with Edelbrock 4-barrel 500 CFM carburator. Manual transmission.” Just when I am almost buying the all-steel claim (despite the availability of fiberglass kits) the seller finishes his copy with the 108 catastrophically uninformed, “This car is set up in racing mode.” 18 bids, sf 491, bf private. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,000. I know this is the market price for fiberglass 240Zs turned GTOs, because it's about twice what I would be willing to pay. If it was steel, it would have been far more interesting, but not much more valuable. #110460335101-1952 ALLIED CISITALIA 202 Replica coupe. S/N N/A. Gray primer/red leather. 17 Photos. Los Angeles, CA. “The Allied Fiberglass company was created by racecar drivers Mickey Thompson and Bill Burke to produce the fiberglass bodies based on the Cisitalia. Only 50 bodies were produced, and it is believed eplicas may be the lowest rung on the collector car ladder, but if you're dressing up like perfect body, great potential...” 51 bids, sf 144, bf private. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $25,600. People have been building and enjoying fiberglass Cobra replicas for decades. Cisitalia plastico fantastico? Not so much. Nicely finished, this car would offer similar performance to a 289 Cobra kit, but with far more snob appeal. Marketed to the right crowd (SCMers), that would translate into financial upside, so I'm calling this a fair deal on a faux etceterini. #190339082674-1967 PONTIAC MONKEEMOBILE Replica convertible. S/N 246006. Red/tan canvas/tan leather. 4 Photos. Mamaroneck, NY. “3 years in the building of this car. All steel construction, air bag suspension, Flat floor!! 350 blown motor (new), custom transmission and driveshaft. 4 wheel disc brakes, leather interior, Too much to list.” Seller planned completion for Jan. 2010, but as of March he is not there yet. Having the top made. Progress can be followed at www.myspace.com/aalimousines. 0 bids, sf 2205. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $98,000. Being a limousine company proprietor, the seller tries to frame this car as a money-maker. OK. Maybe I could see that happening in some planned community for sunburned baby boomer retirees in Tommy Bahama Hawaiian shirts. Of course, you have to wonder why he is giving up on the project himself. Those suspicions, compounded by a poor auction strategy (huge opening bid) will probably keep this little number perpetually “in production.” You know me, though, I'm too busy singin' to put anybody down... #300365831517-1969 DODGE CHARGER General Lee Replica 2-dr hard top. S/N XP29F9B298500. Orange/Union Jack/tan vinyl. Odo: 1,300 miles. 24 Photos. Anaheim, CA. “Car had originally 66k miles on it before we went through and updated the entire drive train, suspension and brakes. 426 Mopar performance crate motor, backed up by a Bowler-built 727 transmission and Dana 40 rear end. We also installed Strange Engineering adjustable shocks at all 4 corners and a front and rear set of SSBC disc brakes powered by a hydroboost system.” 19 bids, sf 124, bf private. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $39,300. Sure, it's loud and obnoxious in orange, there are fewer than 10 that exist today.” Stored indoors for 50-plus years. “Never completed. Olds Rocket 88 engine with 4 carbs manifold, Lincoln 3-spd with overdrive, modified Ford rear end. Originally designed to exceed 165 mph, Sports Car Market

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just like a 2010 Hemi Challenger would be (for the same money). You, your neighbors, and the local sheriff would all be tired of either one after about a month of smoky burnouts and loud music. The difference? A no-longer-new 2010 will have dropped in value like a rock, whereas this 1969 should hold its value until the next John Schneider wannabe saunters in. Hemi power explains the premium paid here compared to lesser clones in the SCM database. #330389524209-1972 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Chicago Police Replica sedan. S/N N/A. Blue & white/black cloth. Odo: 80,974 miles. 40 Photos. Concord, CA. “Never a police package car. It has been restored exactly as the Chicago PD Bel Airs were in 1972. It is equipped with a 350 Cubic Inch 2-Barrel V8 and 3-Speed Automatic Transmission. It runs and drives great. Originally equipped with dog dish hubcaps, radio delete, positraction, and rear window defroster. THE EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED, PER EBAY POLICY. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE YOU painful cocktail of inoculations for an upcoming overseas trip, I see this campy freakmobile and I very much want to stage-whisper, “I'm Batman,” extend my cape, and jump off a building. I might be in no condition to opine, but if I were, I'd say this was worth the price of admission—but it will never be worth a penny more. #150392233835-1988 ASVM XK 150 Replica roadster. S/N TEX109441. Ivory/none/ black vinyl. Odo: 3,300 miles. 16 Photos. Texas. “289 Engine with C4 automatic transmission. Good car; runs and drives but will need some TLC. Has been sitting for years. Will need new or rebuilt carburetor. Blinkers, tail lights and gas gauge do not work. Has four new tires. There is some rust on the spoke wheels. Driver's side windshield is cracked. Car does not have a top.”. Online sales of contemporary cars. Fresh Meat 2010 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG Date sold: February 24, 2010 eBay auction ID: 320492414772 Seller: Mercedes-Benz of Orange Park, FL, www.mercedesop.com Sale Type: New car in stock VIN: WDDEJ7HB4AA024742 Details: Black/black, with black ash wood trim; 518-hp 6.3L V8, 7-speed automatic; AMG 20' wheels; Premium II package Sale result: $144,991, 1 bid, sf 8. MSRP: $150,835 Other current offering: Hendrick Motors of Charlotte, NC, www .hendrickmotorsofcharlotte.com, asking $151,315 for all-black car. 2010 Jaguar XKR convertible ARE LEGALLY OPERATING THIS VEHICLE AND ARE NOT VIOLATING ANY LAWS.” 6 bids, sf 2583, bf private. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $7,100. Thanks to the original Blues Brothers movie, it's hard to look at this car without a) humming Cab Calloway, b) quoting nonsense like “They've got SCMODS - State, County, Municipal Offender Data Systems,” c) being very worried that three or four more of these patrol cars will slide in upside down from stage right and kill you, and d) all of the above. A nicely executed replica that could have gone for $12k-$14k in a classic car showroom. Use of excessive force in apprehending this vehicle has been approved! #260328201179-1977 VOLKSWAGEN BATMOBILE Replica coupe. S/N NY12844. Black & purple metallic/black vinyl. 12 Photos. Charleston, WV. Fiberglass. “Hand crafted by Oscar Pumpin, world famous sculptor for the stars. I used the car in an independent batman film starring my son. It has an interior but you can finish the car to your satisfaction. This car took over two years to build on a 77 Volkswagen chassis. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $6,100. Although it might fool more bystanders into thinking you are rich, this vehicle presents all the motoring enjoyment of a Kaiser-Darrin or a Glasspar without any of the potential economic value. Is it a better buy than an XJ6 in similar condition for the same money? Probably, but I say that in anticipation of lower repair bills, not appreciation potential. Still, it has a V8, and it should be considered a fair deal for a copycat (get it? copy. cat. Oh, never mind). #290384691479-1981 DELOREAN DMC- 12 Back to the Future Replica coupe. S/N SCEDT26T5BD005573. Stainless steel/gray leather. Odo: 78,000 miles. 18 Photos. Culver City, CA. “This incredibly accurate replica of the Delorean Time Machine was painstakingly built by Gary Weaver, owner of www.bttfparts.com. You might wonder if you could just try to buy one of the ‘real' cars from the movie. Well, sadly, the ‘actual' film cars have been rotting away on the Universal backlot for the last 25 years. This car Date sold: 02/23/2010 eBay auction ID: 270533272887 Seller ID: andycqp Sale Type: Used car with 1,120 miles VIN: SAJWA4EC2AMB35044 Details: Triple Black; 510-hp 5.0L supercharged V8; paddle-shift automatic Sale result: $89,500, 1 Buy-It-Now bid, sf 104. MSRP: $107,000 Other current offering: Byers Imports, LLC, Columbus, OH, www .byersimports.com, asking $107,000 for triple black car with 9 miles. 2010 Lexus LX570 Runs and drives. Cockpit lifts up and rear engine compartment lifts open for access to the motor. I have custom designed hubcaps from the sculpter used for shows. Trophy winner.” 18 bids, sf 0, bf 310. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $5,300. Writing this column late at night, somewhat delirious from a May 2010 looks exactly like what you saw in the film, with all the cool lights, sounds and buttons.” 11 bids, sf 394, bf private. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $89,000. Seller plainly suggests, “You might be asking yourself why it's so expensive? Well, try to build a super-accurate DeLorean Time Machine yourself, and you'll quickly see how time consuming it is. That last 20% of accuracy takes 500% more time and effort.” It does look terrific, but unless it is a real hero car from the movie, you'll be more likely to see a 1.21-gigawatt lightning bolt hit the clock tower than you would to actually see $89k cash money. Relisted (predictably). ♦ Date sold: 02/21/2010 eBay auction ID: 250579070355 Seller: Excellent Auto Deals, Los Angeles, CA, 888.861.8080 Sale Type: New car with 129 mles VIN: JTJHY7AX1A4035623 Details: Black Onyx/Cashmere leather; Luxury package; rear seat DVD Sale result: $83,364, 9 bids, sf -1. MSRP: $83,364 Other current offering: FleetRates.com, Los Angeles, CA, www .fleetrates.com, asking $81,375 on autotrader.com for the exact car with same VIN. (No wonder they have a negative eBay rating.) 109

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Bike Buys BMW R 100 RS 1976–84 BMW R100RS The RS was an excellent semi-sporting machine that could easily carry a week's worth of gear and allow some visceral thrills along the way By Ed Milich black and driven by stodgy folks, suddenly along came the R90S in 1973—a real sports bike from BMW. Smoked orange, not black, and a bikini fairing. Take cover, purists. Then, three years later, the J R100RS appeared, RS standing for Rennsport. The BMW mob was quickly accepting; the rest of the motorcycle world was nothing short of shocked. Here was a BMW that had to be taken seriously by the long-distance crowd. Designed by wunderkind Hans Muth, the RS offered the first integrated full fairing on a production BMW. Remember that the fully faired Honda Gold Wing didn't arrive until 1980. More to the point, the RS offered a convincing “shape.” It was the bike, together with the first of the GS series, that established BMW Motorrad as a leading-edge European “mass” producer. The RS was powered by the still-revered BMW “airhead” (2-valve, air-cooled) boxer motor, enlarged to 980 cc. Braking was by relatively modern twin front disc brakes with twin-piston ATE calipers. When outfitted with integrated Krauser hard luggage bags, the RS was an excellent semi-sporting machine that could easily carry a week's worth of gear and allow some visceral thrills along the way. All R100RSs used the older boxer “gummi kuh” (aka “rubber cow”) twin rear shock steel frame, which is dated and perceptibly “springy” by modern standards. Later RS models featured a rear monoshock suspension with braced swingarm, which offered marginal improvement. Like all boxers, the RS is heavy at 530 lb. These bikes are best enjoyed when ridden through twisty back roads and byways. Their broad torque powerband, shaft-drive convenience, and overall comfort made up for relatively low power and some heft. A 125-mph top end from 70 hp reinforces the real story—a relaxed mid-speed cruiser. Details Perfect Owner: Hums “Die Walküre” during the pre-ride inspection. SCM Five-Star Rating Fun to ride: 5 5 5 5 Ease of maintenance: 5 5 5 5 Appreciation potential: 5 5 5 Attention getter: 5 5 5 Years produced: 1976–84 Number produced: 33,648 Original price: $4,595 (1977) SCM valuation: $3,000–$8,000 Engine: 980-cc air-cooled, 2-valve boxer Transmission: 5-speed, dry clutch Engine #: Left side of block above dipstick Frame #: Right side steering head down tube brace Colors: Polaris Graphite, Stratos Silver, Dunkel Red, Alaska Red, Alaska Blue, Gold Metallic, Motorsport White, Ocean Blue, Dunkel Blue, with various pinstripes More: www.bmwra.org SCM Investment Grade: C (B for 1977 model) Ease of maintenance is key Like air-cooled VWs, BMW boxers are intuitive and almost a pleasure to work on. Oil filters are hinged to allow installation with the exhaust system in place. With twin cylinders jutting out, valve adjustment is surprisingly easy. When they're running right, valves are fairly loud, with a sound similar to fingernails tapping on glass. BMW boxer motors have been known to rack up hun- dreds of thousands of miles before retirement—thanks to their low tune and unstressed design. These BMWs have longevity on their side, with few mechanical/electrical issues to worry about. Rest assured that there is 110 ust what were they smoking in Munich? After years of making stodgy tourers, mostly painted a huge amount of knowledge in the marketplace to support happy ownership. Parts are typically not a prob- lem even if bought used. Simply put, the RS is not a throwaway. (Note: Do not mistake the RS for the 1979 R100RT model. It's no less an effective BMW tourer, but it lacks focus and good looks.) While most “airhead” BMW owners prudishly shun outright performance, deeming it “not the point,” the boxer engine offers some opportunity for upgrades. Early flywheels can be lightened significantly. Compression can be increased from the stock mild 9.5:1. For insufferable performance chasers, highly collectible (and very expensive) Krauser 4-valve air-cooled heads still occasionally turn up on eBay. Condition more important than year The first-year RS in silver blue with hand-laid pinstripes is the most desirable to have, although some may argue that the next year's gold metallic is better. These early bikes featured blue ATE front brake calipers, a slightly hotter camshaft, 40-mm Bing carbs and 40-mm exhausts, instead of the 38-mm versions found on later bikes. A handful of 1977 models came with hand- pinstriped, wire spoke wheels, instead of the heavier “snowflake” cast aluminum “mags.” The earliest bikes had the highest performance, as later RSs were de-tuned for EPA qualification—an exhaust gas recirculation system was implemented, and compression ratio dropped to a dull 8.5:1. To their credit, though, the last monoshock bikes fea- tured an updated, braced swingarm and an 18-inch front wheel, a slight improvement from the earlier 19-inch front. For a collector, go for the earliest 1977 R100RS. For a rider, go a for a sorted last-year 1984 RS. Expect to pay as much as $2,500 for a rough but running bike, while $5,000 or more should get you an original, strong runner. You'll pay more for a concours machine—maybe much more. Repairs can be expensive if you insist on original spec and factory parts. But if your passion is to keep it running, there are less expensive ways. As is often the case for these semi-exotics, pay for the best; you won't regret it. The BMW R100RS offers both practical features and a pleasurable riding experience that gives it broad rider appeal. It's no wonder the RS is still prized as a period sport-tourer more than three decades after its introduction. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers Comments With Your Renewal Year after year, it just continues The Top of the Bus Club did not enjoy the same success as the Mile High Club. —Scott Eldredge, La Honda, CA RUNNER-UP: Dang it, Jethro, it's Burning Man, not Burning Van.—Doug Metzker, Portland, OR Ol' Roscoe always said that if he hit the lotto he was gonna put a second story on that thing.—Paul Pizzo, Tampa, FL The neighbors were shocked when Mr. and Ms. Greyhound's daughter, Blue Bird, returned from Woodstock visibly pregnant by her German boyfriend, Westy.—Joe Goldblatt, Rockledge, FL I hear it also has a grow room inside.—Brady Lindsey, Monterey CA Shortly after Shirley Partridge hooked up with Ken Kesey, the show lost its luster.— Rod Diridon, Jr.,Santa Clara, CA The Partridge Family in 2010: It's Not Pretty.—John Kraus, Agoura Hills, CA Joads redux, 2010.—Jim Graham, New Canaan, CT The escape ladder and getaway bike proved unnecessary, as the flames were painted on.— Dale Pope, Plymouth, IN Old Test Mule Found: VW Hybrid Macro-Bus.—Rich Speckman, Yorkville, IL The Hunter S. Thompson Elementary School of Las Vegas recently revealed the latest addition to its school bus fleet.—Kick Wheeler, New Milford, CT This rust-free '60s-era relic was found in excellent condition in the parking lot of the Hotel California.—Lorrie Peterson, Brooks, GA This only proves that the Grateful Dead are not.—Bob Peterson, Brooks, GA As the marijuana-induced haze slowly lifted from Jeb's brain, his dream of a Skyliner Bus, complete with guest bedroom, became reality.—Peter Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA Nothing like sleeping under the stars.—Pu-Chin Waide, Great Falls, VA So we built a bus under our Vanagon. Good view, bad steering.—Gary Francis, Chico, CA Tempur-Pedic's long-term test bed.—Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA Greyhound reintroduces the Scenicruiser. Frequent-rider focus group dictates desired new features.—Dale W. Rowe, Raleigh, NC G'night John-Boy. G'night Grandma. G'night Jim-Bob. G'night….—Doug Knight, Haddonfield, NJ If the bus breaks down, there's a spare van on the roof.—Joe Amft, Evanston, IL 1964 Blue Bird Type C Mississippi Burning Concept Bus.—Chris Racelis, LaGrange, IL Once Danny Bonaduce gained control of the Partridge Family, everything just got weird.—John Reeder, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX Mexico's latest RV.—Dan Faustman, Elk Grove, CA Because he understands flights of fancy, Scott Eldredge wins a soon-to-be-collectible official SCM cap. ♦ This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: April 25, 2010 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative, or provocative response and receive a Sports Car Market cap. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; email: mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket. com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 972084797. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo. If we use it, you'll also get an official SCM cap. 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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit sportscarmarket.com/classifieds-post.php to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: 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 1964 AC 289 Cobra race documentation. For more information, visit www.performanceautorestoration.com or call 614.419.2446. 1951 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster This E-type roadster currently has placed third in the country, final standings for the 2009, Jaguar Clubs of North America, JCNA Concours sanctioned with three scores that averaged 9.94667 and will receive a National, 3rd Place Award for 2009 D03 Driven Class. Additionally, this car will receive a 1st place in region award for 2009. Absolutely beautiful car that runs and drives as well as it looks. 2009 JCNA Concours Finial Standings DO3. $68,000. Contact Steve Regester at regest@aol.com or call 614.891.0620. 1964 Morgan Two Seater Triumph DB180 Silver with black, 54,000 original miles, only one owner from new, automatic transmission, Behr A/C, Becker radio, power windows. 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL A very well documented car with one owner from new until 1999. 49,000 original miles; Mechanically all original; paint and leather redone per factory original. Fully serviced, fully sorted. A great car for show or touring. Comes with original top and side curtains. Call for details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Website: deGarmoLtd.com 1963 Austin-Healey 3000 MKII Convertible First place JCNA concours champion class winner. One owner for 41 years. Runs/drives perfectly. Very collectible, early model. Heritage certificate. Wonderful. 1952 Jaguar XK-120 garage for the past 3 years. $50,000. Contact Ian at ibrock328@gmail.com or call 514.486.2073. 1968 Jaguar XKE Roadster German 1964 VW Beetle Convertible Black plate California car restored to true 100% factory correct concours condition. All matching numbers, original colors of Bahama blue, white interior, white top. All original books, tools. A flawless car, fully sorted to drive as new. $39,000/Offer. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Website: deGarmoLtd.com. 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 cabriolet This is truly a driver's Morgan professionally restored and retrofitted with many upgrades normally found only on the coveted Plus 4 Super Sport models. A fully synchronized four speed transmission with electric overdrive has replaced the Moss nonsyncro trans. The rebuilt motor features ported & polished cylinder head with no lead valves raised to 9.5 to 1 compression ratio. THIS IS THE ONE YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! $38,995. Northshore Sportscars, nbries1@tds.net, 847.247.0447. www. northshoresportscars Fresh rotisserie restoration. Numbers matching. 0 miles since completion. Original wires come with the car. Manual, Factory certified as correct. Might not be a finer example. Contact Craig Sutherland at chsutherland@hotmail.com or 816.918.2596. CSX 2197 TS1920L, Original California “time warp” survivor car, black plates, rare original TR2 speed equipment, BRG, Tan, Wires, spares, $30K. 805.927.5044 or email gdz54@att.net Mint restored CSX 2197, numbers matching, fully documented in World Registry. Original red with black interior, 2x4 Holleys, factory type roll bar and oil cooler, none nicer than this one. $495,000. Contact Bill at csxcobrakids@aol.com or visit billkempercobras.com. 1964 Cooper Monaco CM3-64 A spectacular California car finished in black with black leather. All matching numbers. Original books, tools, spare, jack. Perfect mechanicals, gorgeous cosmetics. Ready to perform flawlessly on rallys, tours, or just for weekend cruising. $75,000/ offer. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. website: deGarmoLtd.com. 1963 Jaguar XKE Roadster 2007 complete restoration. Retains all original panels, frame. Complete ownership history, 114 Old English white, red leather interior, tan top. Matching numbers. Stored in heat-controlled Original paint, 100% complete. New high quality tan interior. New top, tires, and exhaust. Good driving car. Fresh paint would make this a lovely car. $6,900. Call John at 505.660.7777 (NM) California car from new. Rust free, original floors and battery box. Updated with later ZF steering box and 356B engine. Original colors. $149,500. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www. fantasyjunction.com. 510.653.7555. (CA) Sports Car Market 1964 Triumph Herald convertible Wonderful driving example with matching numbers. Low miles on beautiful restoration. The one to buy and keep. $99,500. Fantasy Junction, sales@ fantasyjunction.com; www.fantasyjunction.com. 510.653.7555. (CA) 1963 Jaguar XKE 3.8 Coupe Pewter, Charcoal Leather, AMG Sport Pkge., Navigation, Comfort Pkge., Wood Pkge., Keyless, Xenon Lights, 18,000 Miles ! Mint ! Orig. MSRP $97,530! Right Car. Right Price! $34,900. 1955 Porsche 356A Speedster 1954 Triumph Longdoor TR-2 Black Pearl, Palomino Leather, Black Soft Top. High Quality Two Owner Vehicle Only. 72,000 Miles ! Complete Service Records ! Books & Tools. $12,900. 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Sport

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SCM Showcase Gallery Italian 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider manual and tools. Contact Stu Carpenter, www. copleymotorcars.com. 781.444.4646, copleycars@ aol.com 1972 365 GTC/4 1973 Maserati Bora 1942 Ford Super Deluxe Woodie Wagon Blue w/red, just out of restoration, uprated 2.0 litre engine. Contact Stu Carpenter, www.copleymotorcars.com. 781.444.4646, copleycars@aol.com 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT California car, one owner 1974 to 2005. Low miles on rebuilt engine. Recent gearbox rebuild, engine bay detail and more. Two sets of wheels. $99,500. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www. fantasyjunction.com. 510.653.7555. (CA) 365 GT 2 + 2 Solid, straight. Rebuilt transmission and suspension with Konis. New windshield, headliner. Tall axle ratio. Records. Ideal event car. $31,500. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www.fantasyjunction.com. 510.653.7555. (CA) 1960 Ferrari 250 Pininfarina Cabriolet Series II S/N 13989 Burgundy with tan interior. Well maintained and sorted vehicle. Approx 115 K miles. Great driver for classic car events. Photos available. $85,000. Contact Mike Friberg @ 847.651.2891 or friberg_mike@hotmail.com 2001 Ferrari Barchetta 550 Blue Pozzi, recent bare metal repaint, factory hard top, matching numbers, a superb example. Contact Stu Carpenter, www.copleymotorcars.com. 781.444.4646, copleycars@aol.com 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Berlinetta $145,000. Contact Jim Syfan at jim@gottc.com or 770.654.7766. (GA) 4513 GT was purchased new in 1963 by Rob Cox and sold to Minuro Kawamoto in 1973. In 1995 it was acquired for the famous Matsuda Collection where it stayed until entry in the United States in 2002. After being purchased by Enrique Landa, 4513 was repainted its original silver and the seats and dash were re-trimmed in black. The headliner and quilted package shelf remain in very nice original condition. During the cosmetic refurbishment, 4513 was also given an extensive mechanical overhaul and today it is in strong running and driving condition. Contact Tom Coleman at The Winning Collection at 888.533.7223 ext. 104 or tcoleman@ winningcollection.com 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso 2,500 miles. Car is absolutely immaculate. Tour de France Blue with interior blue leather. Car was featured at the New York Guggenheim Museum. It was the chosen car by Ferrai to celebrate 50 years of partnership between Ferrari and Pininfarina. Featured at the Rosso Ferrari magazine in October 2001. Car has been since maintained in climate controlled garage. $ 230,000. Contact jdemacedo@ msn.com. or George at 770.367.4415.” 1972 Maserati Ghibli SS Coupe Excellent condition, perfect for parades and special events. Manual included. Transport responsibility of buyer. $5,650. Contact Lawrence at 757.222.9408 or chowells@larrymore.com. Black, tan, original 5 speed, rust free, California black plate car. 28,000 verified miles. Documented (over $50,000) professional maintenance and upgrades. Performs as new. Original books. $99K or best offer 914.720.5666 or 914.669.5813 Red with black, S/N 4577, 80k km, 1990s Platinum level restoration, matching numbers, fully sorted, A true concours quality recreation with mind blowing, pavement ripping performance. A really spectacular car with all fiberglass coachwork, true show quality paint; 500 hp V8, Ford top loader, Jaguar independent rear suspension. Super low miles. Will sell for a fraction of cost new. Please call for details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Website: deGarmoLtd.com 68k, auto, HUD, targa top, Bose cd, well maintained, garage kept, female owner/driver. Very nice car. $16,980. Call 559.907.9315. 1972 Chevrolet Impala Sedan I put an expensive Kenwood KDC-MP2032 stereo with a Memphis MC600D Amp Rinaldo. $2,250.00. caponerrinaldr@aol.com, 754.321.1854 1965 Cobra by Unique Motorcars 1906 Surrey, Olds Replica 7000 miles from new and in absolutely superb condition. Always maintained to the highest standard for a great driving experience. All hydraulics perfect. Dark blue metallic, white interior, documented service. $95,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 website: deGarmoLtd.com American 1954 Kurtis 500M Rare model with superb original wood. Mint condition throughout. Great history. All options including Columbia rear end, original radio, heater. Show quality but fully sorted for real driving. Call for details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, www.deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1964 Ford Falcon Futura 331 Cadillac with (3) Strombergs, LaSalle trans, (5) polished Halibrand K/O wheels with period Firestone 200 Sports Car 200's. Indy roadster cross torsion bar suspension. About 20 produced. Very nice. $119,500. Don Blenderman, speedstarinc@ sbcglobal.net, 713.941.1025. 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Jewel blue/blue with white cover. Base engine with powerglide, very original unrestored. All numbers and codes match. Wonderbar, SLX web seatbelts, and original glass. $60,000. Email mike_challengerpc@comcast.net (NJ) 2002 Chevrolet Corvette 4-speed, Co car, new paint, interior, chrome, Mustang bucket seats, custom dash, rebuilt suspension, new alternator and more. $17,900. Call Mike at 303.947.7788 2005 Ford GT Coupe 116 Sports Car Market

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x222 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33.1.4299202, 33.1.42292021. Maison de vente aux enchères, 7, Rond-Point des Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris. artcurial@auction.fr www.artcurial .com. (FR) perts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August and record-setting Scottsdale Auction in January. www.goodingco.com. (CA) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor House Lyncastle Road Warrington England. WA4 4BSN www.handh .co.uk. (UK) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service, and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watch 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) Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103 www.butterfields.com. (CA) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, 417.336.5616. 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Mecum Collector Car Auction- eers. 815.568.8888, 815.568.6615. Auctions: Kissimmee, Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington Gold, Des Moines, Columbus and Chicago. “Mecum Auction: Muscle Cars & More” on Discovery Network's HD Theater. www.Mecum.com 950 Greenlee ST, Marengo, IL 60015 www .mecumauction.com. (IL) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 www. classic-carauction.com. (CA) The Worldwide Group. 866.273.6394, Established by John Kruse and Rod C. Egan, The Worldwide Group— Auctioneers, Appraisers and Brokers —is one of the world's premier auction houses, specializing in the procurement and sale of the world's finest automobiles and vintage watercraft. www.wwgauctions.com. (TX) Tom Mack Classics. 888.TOM. MACK, PO Box 1766, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Three annual auctions in Charlotte, NC: April, September, and January. Selling Southern muscle, collector, and antique cars with experience and integrity for 24 years. North Carolina auction license 4017. www.tommackclassics.com. (NC) Alfa Romeo Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.524.3636, 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 510.525.9435. (CA) RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. 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) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the “Services” section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. www.ebaymotors.com. Russo and Steele Collector Au- tomobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele hosts two record breaking ALL RESERVE auctions per year; Monterey, CA every August and Scottsdale, AZ every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. (AZ) www.russoandsteele .com. (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well qualified ex- 126 405.475.5079, 501 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net. (OK) Motoring Investments. 619-238- 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. American USAppraisal. 703.759.9100, Over 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dhkinney@usappraisal.com toll free: at 800.872.7772 www .usappraisal.com. (VA) West Coast Auto Appraisals. Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700, North America's premier muscle car center, specializing in restoring and trading the finest and rarest American muscle cars. We are the home of Speed TV's “Dream Car Garage.” We are a professional, discreet, and fair buyer for your quality American muscle. www.-legendarymotorcar.com. Shelby American Automotobile Club. 860.364.0449, 860.364.0769. PO Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT) 310.727.8400 , Pre purchase, diminished value, total loss settlements, expert witness. Let us be your eyes and ears, friendly and very knowledgeable car experts, muscle cars, street rods, Europeans, full classics, modern day and more. Servicing all of California, nationwide for larger car collections. Member of IAAA and AMA. Check out our website for a full list of services. www.thecarappraiser.com . (CA) Automobilia Carlectibles. 510.745.8675, Offer- ing a unique selection of quality automotive art, classic posters, vintage toys and models, videos, literature, pedal cars, and automobilia that celebrate the history, achievements, evolution and artistry of the automotive industry and motorsport. Visit us today- you're sure to see things you've never seen before. www.carlectibles.com. (CA) Steve Austin's Automobilia & Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Sports Car Market 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. silver@silverauctions.com. www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Appraisals Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man's opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. California Dream Cars Apprais- als. 888.314.3366, Over 30 years experience in Southern California appraising classic, antique, special interest, muscle and custom to current-year models. Specializing in pre-purchase inspections, stated value insurance appraisals, insurance disputes, and expert witness testimony. For more info, visit our web site. www.caldreamcars.net. (CA)

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Buy/Sell/General 2shores International. 920-945- 0450, 920-945-0450. International marketing services for collector cars. New Showroom in the US! Take advantage of our experience in the global collector market. Based in Wisconsin, working worldwide. Connecting buyers and sellers of collectible automobiles in a global marketplace since 1990. We put our market knowledge to work for you. Call Jurgen today! http://www.2shores-classics.com/kontakt_us.html. (WI) Woodies USA. 480.694.7929, 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 Scottsdale, Arizona. www.woodiesusa.com. (AZ) Classic Car Transport Motor Auto Express, Inc.. Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682, Brighton Motorsports, Scottsdale Arizona is a unique dealership specializing in Vintage European and American Collector Cars with their Sales/Showroom and Mechanical Repair facility in the heart of Scottsdale's legendary auction arena. They also have a state of the art paint & body shop specially equipped to do all levels of repair and restoration just down the road, creating a one stop shop for the avid car enthusiast. www.brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) 360.661.1734, Enclosed Transport. MAX cares for what you care for. We offer Personal, Private, Professional services with liftgate loading for your vehicles. Please contact Randy McKinley, Owner. maxiet@gmail.com. (WA) Collector Car Insurance paulrussell.com www.paulrussell.com. (MA) Email, mcooke@evolution.bm. Limits up to $1,000,000 including accident medical and helicopter evacuation. Comp Capital Ltd. can obtain coverage at competive rates including drivers over the age of 65. Either 12 month policy covering a whole season and or for specific events. Please contact Mark Cooke and or Kevin Way. English AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.643.3225, 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) Lotus Motorcars of Long Island. 631.425.1555, Factory authorized Lotus dealer. All models welcome, regardless of age. All services as well as our current inventory of new & pre-owned automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. www .autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Motoring Investments. 619-238Aston 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) Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1 (866) CAR-9648, The Chubb Collector Car Insurance program provides flexibility by allowing you to choose the agreed value and restoration shop. Broad coverage includes no mileage restrictions and special pricing for large schedules. For more information contact us at 1(866)CAR-9648 or www. chubbcollectorcar.com www.chubbcollectorcar.com. 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC.. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100.Fullservice restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700, North America's premier muscle car center, specialized in restoring and trading the finest and rarest American muscle. Our 55,000 sq. ft facility and 100 car showroom is the ultimate car heaven and the home of Speed TV's “Dream Car Garage.” www.legendary-motorcar.com. Grundy Worldwide. 800.338.4005, With 60 years of experience in servicing and preserving the collector vehicle hobby, Grundy provides “The Gold Standard” of insurance, offering the most options to you: Agreed Value, No Model Year Limitation, Unlimited Mileage, and coverage options for Spare Parts, Trip Interruption, Towing and Labor Costs, Inflation Guard, and Auto Show Medical Reimbursement. Fast, immediate quotes. www.grundy .com. (PA) Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, 480.951.3339. Restoration Center 623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85027. The world's BIGGEST and BEST Jaguar Web site. #1 in Jaguars WORLDWIDE. Largest inventory of all models. Ask for “DOC.” Email doc@docsjags.com www.docsjags .com. (AZ) 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servcing-complete 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) www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) 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. Motoring Investments. 619-238- 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, 310.274.9809. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis, and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. simonrandy@aol.com (CA) VeloceSpace. 408.441.7788, VeloHeacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, 978.768.3525. Since 1978, offering restoration and sales of classic European sports and touring models from pre-war through 1960s. Successfully brokering Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, BMW, Alfa Romeo. Guidance given with emphasis on building long-term relationships. Sales Manager Alex Finigan: Alex@ May 2010 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. www.heacockclassic .com. (FL) Motor Sport Personal Accident Coverage. 441.297.9439, 441.296.2543. 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 ceSpace (408) 441-7788 “Specializing exclusively in rubber and upholstery products for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati; we also stock classic M-B and Porsche. Our source is the original Italian factory that manufactured these parts for your car in the ‘50s and'60s, hence our products' perfect fit and quality. Visit our website at www.velocespace.com, or e-mail us at info@velocespace.com for more information. www.velocespace.com. 127

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Carl Bomstead eWatch A Tucker Radio Without Its Car In 2008, a ten-foot Standard Oil sign brought $26,400; this year an identical example fell well short at $4,400 Thought Carl's The one consistency with auctions is their inconsistency. Having attended the Barrett-Jackson automobilia event for a number of years, I can point to any number of things that just defy logic. How about the very nice Packard Service porcelain radiator-shaped dealer sign that sold at the 2009 auction for $17,000, while this year an equally nice one realized just $7,500? And in 2008, a ten-foot Standard Oil station sign brought $26,400; this year an identical example fell well short at $4,400. Some of this disparity may be due to the economy, but a good part is simply the nature of auctions and who happens to be in the crowd on a given day in a given year. Here are some of the things that were weird enough to catch my eye this month. EBAY #180466342936—1932 CADILLAC EBAY #330401882739— 1909 PORCELAIN OHIO LICENSE PLATE. Number of Bids: 19. SOLD AT: $499. Date Sold: 2/14/2010. Columbus, Ohio, first issued a city license plate in 1907 and the state followed suit the following year. The undated porcelain plate was dark blue with white numerals and was virtually identical to the one issued in 1909. The next year they changed the color scheme so these are easily identified with the number of the plate determining which year they were issued. This one had some minor damage at the mounting holes but was otherwise in nice condition. Reasonable price. GODDESS RADIATOR MASCOT. Number of Bids: 15. SOLD AT: $544.44. Date Sold: 2/13/2010. The seller stated this was used on 1930–32 Cadillac V12s, but they were used on all Cadillacs and LaSalles from that era. This one was serialized with #03357, and that was only done in 1932. It was pitted with blisters so would have to be re-plated before it could be used on a car, and there is a good chance the fine details would be lost in the process. These are frequently reproduced, but the repops have two studs. Seems like a bunch for a piece that needs attention. EBAY #230429007993—ORIGINAL PORSCHE 356 KEY FOB. Number of Bids: 10. SOLD AT: $1,751. Date Sold: 2/1/2010. These leather fobs were presented to the purchaser of a 356 and were offered in a number of colors, with tan and green the least common. Most of them had the Porsche crest on both sides although a few had the Reuther of Drauz logo on one side. This one had the correct maroon lining and was the smaller size, which would make it appropriate for 1956 models and newer. Often reproduced, they lack the detail in the crest. A bunch for a little leather fob, but one with the Reuther crest sold for over $3,000 on eBay a few years back. EBAY #130360002983—GOLDEN LION MOTOR OIL CLOTH HAT. Number of Bids: 30. SOLD AT: $341.65. Date Sold: 1/24/2010. These disposable cloth hats were used by gas station attendants when working under a car. This one was in excellent condition, and since Golden Lion was a brand name for Gilmore Oil, it attracted a ton of attention. Sold for all the money, but as we have seen, anything associated with Gilmore goes to the head of the class. EBAY #140379857473—GOODYEAR TIRES ROUND PORCELAIN SIGN. Number of Bids: 28. SOLD AT: $1,200. Date Sold: 2/8/2010. This sign would date to the 1930s based on the Goodyear logo. It was about 21 inches in diameter and was in decent condition, with minor edge wear and a few bruises. The blue background was discolored, which is common with older porcelain. All in all, a decent buy. 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 $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 130 EBAY #160402665104— 1948 TUCKER RADIO, N.O.S. AND COMPLETE. Number of Bids: 15. SOLD AT: $878. Date Sold: 2/15/2010. Only 51 Tucker automobiles were built, but far more Tucker radios exist. Dealers were prevented from taking cash deposits so buyers were required to purchase one of the two accessory packages when placing an order, both of which included a radio. Rarely are the complete radios offered, but another showed up at the January Barrett-Jackson automobilia auction and sold for $920, which pretty well sets the value if another complete one turns up. EBAY #330401334835— OLD DIXIE GASOLINE OIL LICENSE PLATE TOPPER. Number of Bids: 25. SOLD AT: $282.99. Date Sold: 2/8/2010. This colorful license plate topper was in very nice condition, with some minor age-related wear. These are infrequently offered for sale, and this one received a lot of attention, selling for a reasonable price considering the condition and rarity. POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market