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Sports Car Market Weapons-Grade 917 $172m in Sales / Complete Monterey Coverage Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends World Record $4m November 2010 www.sportscarmarket.com Exclusive: Reports and Ratings for 204 Auction Cars O'Quinn Estate Battle: The Lawyer, the Lover and the Lawsuit Miles Collier: $3.6m McLaren F1, the Last Supercar? 1956 Maserati 200SI: $2.6m for Provenance and Patina DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE! FEATURING VIDEOS OF SELECT VEHICLES

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friday . january 21 and saturday . january 22 . 2011 scottsdale . arizona $64.5 MILLION TWO-NIGHT TOTAL THE PEBBLE BEACH AUCTIONS . 2010 1959 FERRARI 250 GT LWB CALIFORNIA SPIDER COMPETIZIONE SOLD $7,260,000 WORLD RECORD SALE NOW INVITING CONSIGNMENTS

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Sports Car Market Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 30 2007 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione 36 1937 Jaguar SS100 November 2010 . Volume 22 . Number 11 42 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible IN-DEPTH PROFILES What You Need To Know FERRARI (VIDEO) 30 2007 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione—$1,925,000/RM If cost matters, you're at the wrong rodeo Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH (VIDEO) 36 1937 Jaguar SS100—$1,045,000/Gooding The best SS100 in the world—but it is too good? Paul Hardiman ETCETERINI (VIDEO) 38 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Speciale Teardrop coupe—$4,620,000/RM Love them or hate them, these Teardrops are the Fabergé Eggs of car collecting Simon Kidston GERMAN (VIDEO) 40 1972-73 Porsche 917 Interserie Spyder—$3,967,000/Bonhams A connection to Steve McQueen and “Le Mans” carries value Thor Thorson AMERICAN (VIDEO) 42 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible—$1,325,000/Mecum When Dad told you to only buy the best, this is what he was talking about John L. Stein RACE (VIDEO) 44 1956 Maserati 200SI—$2,640,000/Gooding This car's history, works record, looks and usability make it a blue-chip collectible Donald Osborne GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 204 Cars Examined and Rated at Seven Sales RM AUCTIONS 66 Monterey, CA: RM retakes the top spot in Monterey, with 209 cars bringing $67m Carl Bomstead GOODING & COMPANY 80 Pebble Beach, CA: A 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Cal Spyder brings $7.3m on the way to a total of $65.5m John L. Stein BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS 96 Carmel, CA: The Amalfitano Collection headlines B&B's annual event, with 79 lots making $18m Donald Osborne MECUM AUCTIONS 110 Monterey, CA: The midwest giant makes $14.4m at its second daytime Monterey sale Paul Duchene RUSSO AND STEELE 122 Monterey, CA: Sports and Muscle at the Marriott totals $8m, led by a '71 Javelin Trans Am racer at $847k Ray Nierlich MIDAMERICA AUCTIONS 130 Pebble Beach, CA: The second Pebble Beach motorcycle auction sees 37 bikes sell for $868k Ed Milich EBAY MOTORS 132 Engine-swapped sleepers Geoff Archer Cover photograph: Simon Clay/Bonhams & Butterfields

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46 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion COLUMNS 8 Shifting Gears Why are buyers acting like every top-notch car that crosses the block is a blue-light special? Keith Martin 24 Affordable Classic Only in Monterey would a $2.3m D-type be called a bargain Rob Sass 26 Legal Files The O'Quinn estate versus the lover—who gets the cars? John Draneas and Greg Riley 34 Sheehan Speaks The big dogs were in Monterey, and they were buying Michael Sheehan 46 From the Paddock Highs and lows from Laguna Seca Murray Smith 146 eWatch Shopping away from Monterey Carl Bomstead FEATURES 28 Collecting Thoughts: The lasting impact of the McLaren F1 48 Monterey First Timer: Fly Fishing for Ferraris 50 SCM Events: Insider's Seminar; Platinum VIP tours 52 Concorso Italiano: The spice is back 54 The Quail: Special cars in a special setting with special food 56 Pebble Beach: An invitation to the top 58 Legends of the Autobahn: German cars find a place of their own in the Carmel Valley 58 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion: Fast old cars 60 SCM Insiders at Monterey: Our lusts, hates and tips 134 Monterey Top 200: Highest priced cars DEPARTMENTS 10 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 12 The Inside Line 14 Contributors 16 You Write, We Read 18 Display Advertisers Index 20 Neat Stuff: Garia street-legal golf carts; Mosaics of desire 20 Time Pieces: Bugatti desk clock and calendar 22 In Miniature: 1949 Delahaye 175 S roadster 22 Book Review: Can-Am Cars in Detail 121 Glovebox Notes: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet; 2010 Ford Transit Connect 133 Fresh Meat: 2010 Mercedes-Benz G55; 2002 Maserati Spyder; 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR1 136 Mystery Photo 136 Comments with Your Renewal 137 SCM Weekly Poll Results 138 Showcase Gallery 142 Resource Directory

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Gloriously and Completely Wrong Monterey weekend would rebound from last year's paltry $120m and reach the lofty, record-breaking plateau of $140m. The reaction on the web was immediate, with various chat rooms and blogs using that number as a way of pointing out just how out of touch I was with the market. Further, there was a certain delight evident in comments that decried SCM as just “being a cheerleader for the auction companies.” In our weekly newsletter survey I n our August, 2010 issue, I went out on an automotive limb and predicted that the aggregate total of the sales from the 2010 Buying a Ticket to the Ride The Mille Miglia, the Colorado Grand, the California Mille and the Copperstate 1000 are all examples of collector-car soft adventures. A group of wealthy enthusiasts truck their cars to a location festooned with attractive two-lane roads, and then pay a hefty chunk of change (which often goes to charity) to drive their own cars on public highways. The longer and more grueling the drive, the more grand the stories told over the evening's dinner. It's even better when there is of June 29th, 2010 (in the odd world of magazine scheduling, this poll came out after the August SCM was shipped to the printer), we asked our readers what they thought the overall totals would be for Monterey. The highest total we offered as a choice was $160m, which 29% of the readers chose, making it the winner. However, 28% thought that $120m was likely to be the amount, and 21% voted for $140m. In other words, the results were more or less evenly divided in a range from $120m to $160m. The last tent was down months ago, and the final car hauler carrying Le Mans winning W194, a good start for a blue-chip collection. a malfunction or two, so that the owner gets to smear some grease on his vintage-correct coveralls, or, more likely, hovers over his mechanic during the on-the-fly repairs. But not all cars are eligible for the best events, so the only way to be able to buy your ticket is to buy the right car first. That brings us to the third current in the market: the admission ticket. When David Gooding started the bidding for the Alfa Monza he of- newly-acquired, four-wheeled booty has shown its taillights to Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach. And by now it's no secret that the total for this year's five sales was an astounding $172m. That's a 43% increase from the previous year's total of $120m, and a thumping $34m gain from the previous high, which was $138m in 2008. This issue is devoted to the Monterey results, and you'll find the play-by-play dissection of the sales in the pages that follow. Big Money for Big Cars It's also no secret that the overall shape of the global economy is shaky at best. So why—when companies continue to downsize, when the stock market is flat and real estate is still taking it in the chops—are buyers acting like every top-notch car that crosses the block is a bluelight special? After conversations with buyers, sellers and employees and princi- pals at auction companies, the following picture has emerged: There are several currents in this collector car ocean, all complimen- tary and all leading to higher prices for certain segments. First, it is the very best and most-expensive cars that are seeing the most explosive growth in values. For instance, last year there were 14 cars that sold for over $1m in Monterey, but this year there were 33. I believe that wealthy investors, who have good cash flow and envi- able liquidity, are looking for someplace to put their money where they have some chance of getting more than a paltry return. Always keep in mind that someone buying million-dollar cars isn't using food stamps as partial payment. For a high-net-worth individual, buying a $6.7m Alfa Monza is like a salary man buying a new Ford Taurus. If returns from stocks, bonds, real estate and the like are miniscule, why not put a few million into collector cars? They've been climbing the past few years, they are a hard asset that isn't going to vaporize like stock in the old GM, and they even offer a little entertainment on the side. And entertainment is the second current. As I've remarked in this column before, “soft adventures” have been the rage the past few years, with aging baby boomers riding elephants across Botswana or hiking up Mount Kilimanjaro—with a Ritz-Carlton or Four Seasons as their base of operations. 8 fered, he began by saying, “The new owner of this car is guaranteed acceptance in this fall's Alfa 8C tour,” a prestigious event that runs at high speed through some of the most spectacular scenery in the west. However, if you don't have an Alfa 8C, you're simply not welcome. A Ferrari Testa Rossa won't cut it, nor will a McLaren F1, and pity the poor billionaire who tries to crash the party in a Veyron. So the right vintage cars (read that as generally very expensive) become the only way in to the right vintage events. How does a Ferrari GTO tour throughout Europe sponsored by Moet & Chandon sound? Don't have a GTO? Sorry, please park outside and press your nose against the fence. The final factor involves the demographics of the baby boomers. By every statistical measurement, the baby boomers will go down in history as the wealthiest generation of all time, and even today, they have accumulated an astounding amount of money. Defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as having been born between 1946 and 1964, the youngest boomer is now 46, and the oldest is 64. Increasingly aware of the inexorable forces of mortality, boomers are making the decision to fulfill their fantasies while they are still in good health. If those fantasies happen to include buying a Jaguar D-type and joining the D-type caravan to Le Mans, up goes the bidding paddle, and for just $2.3m, they are now part of the gang. How Long Will The Party Last? So there you have it: First-rate old cars have become attractive as alter- native investments, they provide access to a variety of exclusive clubs and soft adventures, and they are being acquired partly as yet another way that baby boomers are going to get what they want, while they still can. I believe we are going to see soaring increases in value for top cars for the next five years, barring a global economic collapse, in which case all bets are off and selling apples on the street corner might look attractive. The number of true, first-rate collectible cars is fixed, and the number of wealthy individuals who have decided they want a Ferrari SWB or Bentley Speed Six or even a mid-year Corvette L88 in their garage seems to be increasing. Frankly, if you've got a few million to spare right now, I can think of worse places to put it than into blue-chip, no-story, superbprovenance collectible cars. Let's start the SCM blue-chip collection with Bruce McCaw's Le Mans-winning 1952 W194 300SL Prototype. After all, you've got to begin somewhere. ♦ Sports Car Market Photo: Mercedes-Benz

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Steve McQueen and Von Dutch. Featured this year is a souped-up 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 1000cc motorbike, autographed by world champion racer Valentino Rossi, proceeds to benefit Riders for Health, a non-profit that delivers medicine and healthcare to remote locations in Africa via motorcycle. McCormick—47th Palm Springs Classic Car Auction Where: Palm Springs, CA When: November 19-21 More: www.classic-carauction. com Last year: 326/487 cars sold / $5.5m The usual venue for this long- running annual sale, the Spa Hotel & Casino, has room for up to 580 cars, and McCormick expects to fill it to capacity. This year, consigned lots include a restored 1937 Buick Special, a 1940 Mercury 99A 2-door coupe, a 100% original 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, and a restored 1964 Ford Thunderbird, previously owned by the American artist “Shag.” ♦ Auction Calendar 1938 French Chevrolet Cabriolet at Mecum's Bob McDorman Collection auction Bonhams—Veteran Motor Cars and Related Automobilia Where: London, UK When: November 5 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 9/10 cars sold / $1.3m Bonhams' annual Veteran sale is the perfect place to pick up an eligible classic for the Londonto-Brighton Veteran Car Run, which happens two days later on November 7 and is open only to cars built before 1905. Star lots include a 1903 Sunbeam 10/12hp Four-Cylinder Rear Entrance Tonneau estimated at $248,292$279,328. Mecum Auctions—The Bob McDorman Collection Where: Canal Winchester, OH When: November 5-6 More: www.mecum.com Cars from the collection of Bob McDorman include what is being called the “World's Most Complete Corvette Collection,” with at least one example from every production year. Chevys from the span of the century will surround the featured Corvettes, including four Corvairs, a French 1938 cabriolet (said to be one of just two), a 1932 roadster 2-door, and a 1915 Royal Mail roadster. Bonhams—Collectors' & Competition Motor Cars and Automobilia Where: Sydney, AUS When: November 5 More: www.bonhams.com This will be Bonhams' first Sydney auction since parting ways with Australian auction 10 company Goodman last year. For the special inaugural sale, Bonhams is offering an impressive array of classics, including a 1925 Bentley 3-Liter Red Label Vanden Plas sports tourer, a 1928 Sunbeam 20/70hp Light Tourer, and from the estate of John Dawson-Damer, a 1979 Lotus Esprit JPS Edition and a 1949 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy-bodied roadster. RM Auctions—The Milton Robson Collection Where: Gainesville, GA When: November 13 More: www.rmauctions.com Rare, “single digit,” and examples ultimate-spec of Detroit muscle make up the heart of the Milton Robson Collection, supplemented with a selection of '50s classics and original Ford flathead V8s. Among the featured cars are a rare 1957 “Airbox” Corvette, one of five Ram Air IV GTO Judge convertibles, and the only factory 4-speed Chrysler 300F convertible produced. Bonhams & Butterfields—Classic California: A Sale of Important Collectors' Motorcycles and Related Memorabilia Where: Los Angeles, CA When: November 13 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 90/122 lots sold / $2m At its 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. OCTOBER 1—H&H Buxton, UK 2—COYS Ascot, UK 7-8—RM Hershey, PA 8-9—VICARI Biloxi, MS 11—BONHAMS Dubai, UAE 15-16—BUD WARD Hot Springs, AR 15-16—MOTOEXOTICA St Louis, MO 15-16—TOM MACK Charlotte, NC 16—CHEFFINS Cambridge, UK 16—MECUM Winsted, MN 16—VANDERBRINCK West Bend, IA 16—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Loveland, CO previous Classic California events, B&B has featured classic bikes and cars from the estates of California celebrities and automotive personalities 17—BONHAMS Stafford, UK 22—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS San Marcos, TX 22—H&H Sparkford, UK 23—COYS Padua, ITA 23-24—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Toronto, CAN 24—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 25-26—BARONS Surrey, UK 27—RM London, UK 30—MECUM Ft. Lauderdale, FL NOVEMBER 4-6—HOLLYWOOD WHEELS West Palm Beach, FL 5—BONHAMS London, UK 5-6—MECUM Canal Winchester, OH 6-7—RED BARON'S Atlanta, GA 7—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 13—BONHAMS Sydney, AUS 13—RM Gainesville, GA 13—BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Los Angeles, CA 13—BONHAMS Sydney, AUS 15—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 17—BONHAMS Harrogate, UK 19-21—LEAKE Dallas, TX 19-21—MCCORMICK Palm Springs, CA DECEMBER 1—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, UK 2-4—MECUM Kansas City, MO 3-4—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 6—BONHAMS Brooklands, UK 6-7—BARONS Surrey, UK 7—COYS London, UK 8—H&H Buxton, UK 10-11—SANTIAGO Oklahoma City, OK Sports Car Market

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Inside Line Chester Allen Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. Events ■ Le Belle Macchine d'Italia Sud will once again bring hot Italian cars—and their owners— onto the Daytona International Speedway track from November 4-7. Professional instructors will be on the track to help owners get the most out of their Maseratis, Ferraris, Lamborghinis and other Italian cars. One day on the track costs $650. www.italiancarsatpocono.com. (FL) ■ Oregon's Willamette Valley is famous for wine, winding roads and great fall colors. The LeMay Museum's 2010 Wine and Wheels Tour starts on Friday, November 5 in Tacoma, WA at the new museum site near the Tacoma Dome. Then everyone drives south to Oregon on back roads. Tour events include winery visits, gourmet dinners and some fun driving through a landscape of red, orange and brown leaves—and maybe some rain. The tour ends on Sunday, Nov. 7. For more information, Event Winter Park Concours d' Elegance call 1-253-779-8490 or send an email to sandy.scott@lemaymuseum.org. (WA) ■ More than 120 pampered cars will decorate six treeshaded blocks during the ninth annual Winter Park Concours d'Elegance on November 7. The Tour d' Elegance is on November 6. Admission to the concours is free for spectators. The 2,700-hp AMG Cigarette racing boat will be on display for fans of raw power. www.winterparkconcours.com. (FL) ■ The California Automobile Calendar 2-5—SEMA Show (NV) www.sema.org 4-7—Le Belle Macchine d'Italia Sud (FL) www.italiancarsatpocono.com 6—Viva Alfa Romeo (FL) www.alfafla.com 6-7—Hilton Head Concours & Motoring Festival (SC) www.hhiconcours.com 6-7—Winter Park Concours (FL) www.winterparkconcours.com 7—London to Brighton Veteran Car Run (UK) www.lbvcr.com 11-14—Auto Zurich (CH) www.auto-zurich.ch 12-14—Classic Motor Show (UK) www.necclassicmotorshow.com 12 Museum in Sacramento is getting a jump on Veteran's Day with the new Vettes for Vets car show on November 7. The show starts at 10 am in the museum's parking lot. The entry fee for this all-Corvette show is $10. The entry fee includes two free passes to the museum. The show is free for spectators. Veterans and members of the military enjoy free admission to the museum on Nov. 7 and 11. www. calautomuseum.org. (CA) ■ The 77th London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, which celebrates the 1896 increase of the speed limit on British highways from 4 mph to 14 mph, will hit the road on November 7. The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run International Concours is scheduled for the tony digs of London's Regent Street on November 6 between 11 am and 3 pm. Some vehicles will take demonstration runs around Berkeley Square. A new route through Croydon is planned for this year's run. Owners of all pre-1905 cars are invited to join the drive., which starts from London's Hyde Park. www.lbvr.com. (UK) ■ The Texas 1000 calls for driving 300 miles a day for four days on two-lane roads. That sounds like 1,200 miles to us, but who can complain about driving a sports car an extra 200 miles through the remote Big Bend country? Add in sparse traffic, a crew of mechanics and luggage hauling, and there are plenty of reasons to exercise the car before winter ices the driving season. The rally is limited to 50 driver/ navigator teams. The November 14-19 rally starts and ends in the west Texas oil town of Midland, with visits to interesting spots, including the McDonald Observatory, Big Bend National Park and the Chaparral Museum. The tour is $5,495 for one car and two participants. www.vintagerallies.com. (TX) In Memoriam ■ Craig Watjen, an avid collector of Ford Model A and Lincoln cars and a member of the LeMay Museum's Steering Committee, died on August 13 after a long fight with cancer. Watjen, who lived in Bellevue, WA, was a top Microsoft executive and a minority owner of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. He was 74. ♦ London to Brighton Veteran Car Run Sports Car Market

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SCM Contributors STEVE AHLGRIM, SCM Ferrari specialist, has been involved with Ferraris as a business and a hobby for over 30 years. He's active on the concours scene as a board member for the International Advisory Council for the Preservation of Ferrari Automobiles and as a judge at several national concours. He's done a little vintage racing and logged many miles at Ferrari track events. His day job is in the Ferrari parts business, and his off hours are often spent brokering and consulting on vintage Ferraris. A 17-year stint with the former Atlanta Ferrari dealership, FAF Motorcars, gave him the background for a career in the Ferrari business. He has been a car guy since he raced his first quarter midget at age 10. On p. 30 of this issue you'll find his thoughts on the recent sale of a 2007 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione. Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Auction Editor Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Copy Editors Yael Abel, 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 MILES C. COLLIER, SCM contributor, is a retired business executive, practicing artist, investor, philanthropist, and noted authority on vintage automobiles. He nurtured his interest in art at Yale University, where he received a B.A. in Painting. When family business intervened, he received an MBA from Columbia University. He retired as Managing Partner of Collier Enterprises in 1995 and returned to painting, studying for three years with the noted Graham Nickson at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. Today, he paints professionally. Collier maintains a private automobile collection in Naples, Florida, and hosts biennial symposiums on automobile connoisseurship. This month, you can find his thoughts on the 1995 McLaren F1 on p. 28. Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Colin Comer (Muscle Cars), John Draneas (Legal), Donald Osborne (Etceterini), Prescott Kelly (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. Stein Operations Manager Molly Gray molly.gray@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 218 Senior Web Developer Jerret Kinsman jerret.kinsman@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 212 Information Technology/Internet Bryan Wolfe bryan.wolfe@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 215 Financial Manager Nikki Nalum nikki.nalum@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 205 Strategic Planner Bill Woodard Print Media Director Wendie Martin wmartin@enthusiastmediagroup.com; 206.427.1652 SIMON KIDSTON, SCM contributor, hails from an old motor racing family, and began his automotive career in 1988 at Coys and was running the auction department three years later. In 1996, he co-founded and ran Brooks (now Bonhams) Europe in Geneva, staging the annual Les Grandes Marques à Monaco sale in Monte Carlo and creating the Ferrari winter auction in Gstaad. Kidston now operates a consultancy for car collectors based in Geneva. He is the official presenter at the Mille Miglia and Villa d'Este concours, a judge at Pebble Beach, and has hosted motoring shows on Smithsonian Networks. He has recently taken up vintage flying. You'll find his profile of a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C on p. 38. Executive Producer, SCM Television Roger Williams roger_williams@earthlink.net ADVERTISING Display Advertising Executives Tom Mann tom.mann@sportscarmarket.com; 877.219.2605 x 211 Cody Wilson cody.wilson@sportscarmarket.com; 877.219.2605 x 213 Classified Advertising classifieds@sportscarmarket.com SUBSCRIPTIONS Subscriptions Coordinator Kyle McBride kyle.mcbride@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 216 To order new subscriptions or for questions about current subscriptions 877.219.2605, x 1; service@sportscarmarket.com, fax 503-253.2234 M–F 9 am to 5 pm PST JOHN STEIN, SCM and CM contributor, is the product of the 1960s SoCal car and bike culture and has been screwing around with Ducati motorcycles since he was 16. An unhealthy tri-polar interest in cars, bikes, and boats saw him simultaneously gripped by the ownership of a twin-cam Lotus Europa and Kaiser Special, NSU Super Max and Ducati 750 GT motorbikes, and a mahogany Chris-Craft runabout. Some of them actually ran. After leaving his job as Road Test Editor at Cycle magazine, he had a short-lived career in marine biology before becoming Associate Editor at Automobile and then Editor of Corvette Quarterly, GM's official journal for Corvette. You can find his profile on the 1967 Corvette L88 convertible on p. 42. 14 www.sportscarmarket.com CORRESPONDENCE Email service@sportscarmarket.com Customer Support www.sportscarmarket.com/helpdesk Fax 503.253.2234 General P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 FedEx/DHL/UPS 401 NE 19th, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. 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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 Bringing back a Big Healey To the Editor: My heart seized on me as I opened your September issue and the page fell on Gary Anderson's profile of the barn find Austin-Healey 100-6 (September,“English Profile,” p. 50). I feared the worst: could that be my departed father's Healey? My eyes focused upon the picture while neglecting the pertinent information that would prove the cars to be different. Ours is a 1961 3000 Big Healey with a BN-7 designation. Attached are a few pictures showing the source of my confusion. These pictures depict how our Healey was found after that was once our home and our possessions. A friend took the car to his land, power-washed the body and chassis and attempted to preserve the engine. My father passed away a few months after the storm. The second-to-last conversation we shared was about whether the Healey could ever be restored. I had my doubts, but my father was adamant that it could drive once again. I still have my doubts, but I also have hope. It will take me decades of saving, and I know that I will never recoup any financial investment, but I so want to be behind its wheel again. I haven't seen the car in almost three years, as I now live in Houston. Seeing Anderson's and only 100 were even imported to the U.S. There should be a separate notation to address this. In 1994, only 35 were imported. The Quadrifoglio has a host of different features from the standard Alfa Romeo 164. I will list some of the differ- ences for you: Electronic suspension, leather interior items and seats, tachometer, intake and engine management, exhaust, aerodynamic skirts, lights, gearing and wheels. I have seen Quadrifoglios in as-new condition command very strong prices over the last few years among Alfisti in the range of $25k-$30k, due to their very low numbers, incredible performance and different characteristics—all from the Alfa Romeo factory. My 1994 was asked to be a part of the 2010 Concorso Italiano display honoring Alfa Romeo. It is in better-then-new condition, and I was told by the Alfa Romeo executives at the event that it may be the nicest left in this condition in the world. I am happy to discuss this with you in more detail, but at that the very least the Quadrifoglio should have its own price and line item in the guide. Kindly.— Brandon Adrian, via email. the Healey was wedged amongst the bricks from the single-car garage where it had been stored. Hurricane Katrina destroyed our family's beachfront home in Gulfport, MS. The three-story home had been leveled, and my father's Lincoln had floated into a neighbor's yard (where the neighbor attempted to siphon its gas in the frantic days after storm). We just tried to make sense of it all. However, the Healey was wedged amongst the bricks from the single-car garage where it had been stored. The 30-foot storm surge washed over it during the storm, but it remained in place. After the storm, we placed a tarp over the car with “Do Not Tow!” spray painted on it, so the FEMA crews would not take it away with the rest of the debris 16 article made me think that someone had somehow sold our car! Fortunately, the subject of his article was someone else's once-beloved car and I still have mine upon which to dream. Thank you for your wonder- ful magazine and a forum to tell and share stories such as mine. —John C Clark, via email. Quadrifoglio quandary To the Editor: As a recent subscriber, I had the pleasure to review the updated SCM price guide. I was very surprised to see in under Alfa Romeo that there was not a separate line item for the Alfa Romeo 164 Quadrifoglio. This is an incredibly rare model, Leno's automatic class To the Editor: As a lawyer, and avid SCM subscriber, I always look forward to John Draneas' “Legal Files” columns. SCM is my favorite magazine. I particularly enjoyed this month's Leno Vette (September, “Legal Files,” p. 34) article. It was good to see Barrett-Jackson do the right thing, which many would not do. Jay Leno, who is too nice, and would sign a Pinto, predictably did not get upset. I loved the line about being most annoyed that anyone would think he would own an automatic. Keep up the great work.— Terry Bagley, via email. Two-hour transporter To the Editor: I enjoyed the article on car haulers (September, “Collecting Thoughts,” p. 42). I learned over 20 years ago that this is the most effective (cost, time and hassle) way to move cars around, and I have never had a problem. About three years ago, I put a 1932 Ford roadster on eBay. Within two hours, I got a call from a person in Seattle, who said he wanted to buy the car and how do we go about it? I replied, “Overnight me a certified check and arrange for transportation.” I told him how to find a suitable trucker. The next day the check arrived, and I went to bank to make the deposit. My cell phone rang in the bank. It was my wife telling me a trucker called and wanted to pick up the car within the next two hours. I was dumbfounded, but I learned this truck had dropped two cars at the Port of Houston and was headed for Seattle. When I met the driver, I asked how this happened so quickly. He showed me a laptop in his cab that was constantly updated with nationwide bookings. This was the fastest transaction I ever made. I have met a number of great drivers and man/wife teams over the years. They understood that these cars are not just a freight loads, but members of our family.—Chuck Wegman, Richmond, TX Morgans demystified To the Editor: As usual, Dan Grunwald did a good job covering the Branson, MO auction (September, “The Branson Auction,” p 102). However, the Cox Auctioneers did not end their description of Lot 550 correctly! Having owned and restored over 30 Morgans, I felt that someone should set the record straight about the Morgan models designations: 4/4 means a Ford Cortina 1,600-cc engine. +4 means a Triumph 1,800-cc or 2,000-cc engine. +8 means a Rover (Buick) 3.5-Liter V8 engine. So, a +4 can be a roadster, a cabriolet (with a three-position top and glass sliding windows) or a four-passenger roadster with a vertical spare versus an angled spare for the roadster and cabriolet. The Morgan 4/4 was also available as either a two-passenger or four-passenger roadster. The Morgan +8 only came as a Sports Car Market

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Ad Index Asheville Symphany .......................................129 Aston Martin of New England ........................109 Autobooks-Aerobooks ....................................145 Autosport Designs .............................................97 Barrett-Jackson .................................................19 Battery Tender/DBA Deltran ..........................137 BMW Car Club of America, Inc. ......................59 Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance ....................73 Bonhams ...........................................................25 Bonhams & Butterfields ....................................23 Carrera Motors ..................................................87 Chubb Personal Insurance .................................81 Classic Motorcar Auctions ................................75 Classic Restoration ..........................................119 Classic Showcase ............................................113 Cobalt Automotive LLC .................................147 Collector Studio ..............................................101 Cosdel .............................................................115 Custom Auto Sound ........................................115 Davidoff Zino Platinum ....................................27 Driversource Houston LLC .....................103, 129 European Collectibles .....................................125 Exotic Car Transport .......................................137 Exotic Classics ................................................ 111 Fantasy Junction ................................................97 Ferrariliterature.com .......................................113 Global Tuner Grand Prix .................................107 Gooding & Company ....................................2, 17 Grand Prix Classics .........................................123 Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance........77 Grundy Worldwide ............................................99 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ..............................109 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. ..........................9 Heacock Classic ...............................................31 Heritage Classics ...............................................79 High Mountain Classics ....................................95 Hollywood Wheels Inc.................................62-63 Hyman, LTD .............................................71, 103 Intercity Lines ...................................................49 JC Taylor ...........................................................83 JJ Best Banc & Co ..........................................141 Kastner & Partners Garage .............................105 Kidston ................................................................7 Mac Neil Automotive ................................69, 131 Martin Chisholm Collector Cars Ltd. .............125 Mecum Auctions ...............................................33 Mercedes Classic Center ...................................47 Mershon's World Of Cars .................................57 Michael Sheehan's Ferraris Online ...........85, 101 Miller's Mercedes Parts, Inc ..........................113 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. ...............129 Motorsports Marketing Resources, LLC ....20, 21 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ..................139 Park Place LTD .................................................91 Paul Russell And Company ..............................99 Plycar Transportation Group ...........................148 Poff Transportation .........................................131 Putnam Leasing .................................................35 Reliable Carriers ...............................................67 RM Auctions .........................................11, 13, 15 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo ..............................123 RPM Autobooks ..............................................125 Russo & Steele LLC .........................................51 Sports & Specialist Cars .................................105 SWISSVAX AG ................................................89 Symbolic Motor Car Co ......................................3 The Stable, Ltd. .................................................93 Universal Autosports .......................................107 Vintage Rallies ................................................115 VintageAutoPosters.com .................................131 VIP Transport Inc. ...........................................125 Watchworks .....................................................125 Worldwide Group ................................................5 Zymol ................................................................85 two-passenger roadster.—Burt Richmond, Chicago, IL. Who paid list for a new BMW Z8? To the Editor: In regards to the BMW Z8 profile and the comment that the seller didn't lose money (September, “German Profile,” p.54). I'd like to know who paid list price for Z8s when they were new. I lived in Newport News, VA when these cars were being sold new, and the local dealer marked up the Z8s on his showroom to $195,000! I recall the additional sticker on the window of his Z8s said something like “Market Adjustment” to justify the increase over the Monroney sticker. In regards to the Mecum Indianapolis Auction (September, “Mecum Indianapolis,” p. 92): That 1972 MGB may have had original paint, but the headlight recesses were never black from the factory. And about the reviewer's comment that 1972 was the last year for chrome bumpers on the MGB. I'm sure he meant to say early 1974 MGBs with the “Sabrina” overriders were the last of the chrome-bumper MGBs. The large black bumpers began production in August, 1974. Those black-bumper cars were known as 1974 1/2 models. I enjoy your publication very much.—Henry Christoff, via email. Kudos from a Z8 owner To the Editor: As a Z8 owner, I wanted to compliment you on the write-up in the September issue (“German Profile,” p. 54). I am delighted to see how SCM has adjusted its views as the market for these cars has spoken. This was a huge improvement over the prior Z8 write-ups, both factually and in tone. Great magazine. Keep up the good work.—Carter Rise, via email. Did a missed shift lead to Le Mans tragedy? To the Editor: I enjoyed reading Thor Thorson's profile of the 1962 Panhard CD Le Mans coupe (October, “Race Profile,” p. 58). I would like to correct one point he made in his analysis. Thor 18 states that, “Between 1951 and 1972, no French car was even a serious contender for the overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.” In the 1952 Le Mans, a Talbot-Lago T26 GS Spider driven by Pierre Bouillin (nom de plume Pierre Levegh) led the race in a car that he prepared without factory sponsorship. Talbot-Lago was a French company with its own distinct product line and Paris-based manufacturing plant, and it was separate from the British Talbot run by the Rootes Group at that time. The 46-year-old Levegh refused to share driving duties, even though he had an eminently capable partner in René Marchand. Levegh led the Mercedes works team by three laps at one point. He held the lead from 3 am to late the next afternoon. When he pitted around 4 pm, his wife and crew knew he was exhausted and practically begged him to allow Marchand to take his place, at least temporarily. Marchand was willing to let Levegh again take over for the final victory lap. But Levegh refused. He took off with the crowd roaring its approval. Unfortunately, he apparently missed a shift and blew his engine less than 70 minutes away from glory. Two MercedesBenz 300SLs took 1st and 2nd place, much to the disgust and disappointment of the largely French crowd. Why does this matter? Alfred Neubauer (the MercedesBenz race team manager) was sufficiently impressed that he made Levegh a member of the 1955 Le Mans factory team, along with Stirling Moss, Juan Manuel Fangio and American John Fitch. His assessment of Levegh as a driver may have been enhanced by the obvious positive publicity garnered by adding a leading French driver to the most prestigious French race. Levegh acquitted himself well in the race, until tragedy struck in the third hour. His collision with Lance Macklin's Austin-Healey launched Levegh's Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR into the air in dramatic fashion.When the vaulting car hit a concrete wall, the car disintegrated, spewing burning magnesium and deadly projectiles into the crowd of spectators with horrific results. Over 83 people, including Levegh, were killed (some claim many more than that) and probably twice that many injured. Mercedes-Benz withdrew from that race, much to the disgust of Moss and Fangio, and ultimately withdrew from motor racing until the mid-1980s. So, in a tragic way, that French 1952 Talbot-Lago and its driver had a long-lasting impact on the history of motorsport.— Jay Edelman, Fremont, CA. Thor Thorson, SCM contrib- uting editor, responds: Thank you for your insightful letter, Jay. You are correct and I was remiss in the detail of my assertion. As long as the Talbot-Lagos were competitive, France had reason to be hopeful at Le Mans. The brothers Rosier won with their Talbot-Lago in 1950, but that was the last overall win for the French until Matra came along in the 1970s. Levegh's effort in 1952 was a truly heroic (if quixotic) drive, and his failure was a bitter disappointment to the crowd. The organizers didn't even have a copy of the German anthem to play at the awards ceremony when Mercedes-Benz won. After that race though, the Talbot-Lagos were outdated and the French had to settle for the lesser awards as I suggested. We are everywhere To the Editor: In this photo we have the “soon to be collectible” SCM Mystery Photo Trophy Hat temporarily residing on the already collectible preservationclass Packard invited to this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. (This photo was taken on the Tuesday morning before the concours, while the car was being unloaded from its carrier). Faithful reader— Norman Vogel, San Francisco, via email. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Bugatti Desk Clock and Calendar One of the most famous automotive brands ever—with regard to value, design aesthetic and numerous race wins—is Bugatti. Bugatti's horseshoe-shaped radiator is easily recognized by car enthusiasts the world over. It is no wonder that that shape was translatable to the world of wristwatches, but apparently clocks also were produced to pay tribute to the brand as well. When a fellow SCMer sent me photographs of his watch and clock collection—which is made up of items that have direct ties to automotive collecting—I asked him to loan me the fabulous clock pictured. I knew that this time with the SCM community. As desk clock and calendar is qu published on this item. So, some enumerated and some aspects be surmised. a e A u om Made by the marked on the rear base) th made of a combination of thick, brass, steel screen that emu at itself and a wood rear cover.. the hoof-shaped aperture is a clock made by the well known instrumentt firm “Jaeger th firm, “Gy h ck, la – Paris,” which supplied bo h clocks and f the finest car other dash gauges to many of manufacturers. The clock itself uses the same movement that would be mounted as a ca is applied in red enamel below the radiator cap. The clock both k, by mechanical and aesthetic design, appears to Neat Stuff sponsored by There's a New Golf Cart Player on the Street The luckiest of us get to own and drive the very best cars. But there is a new four-wheeled playing field—street-legal golf carts. Who can resist a golf cart that can tool around on public roads, carry a surfboard to the local break or, yes, even tote around golfers and clubs? Enter Garia, a Denmark-based luxury golf cart maker. The Garia LSV is built in the same factory where Porsche Boxsters and Caymans spring to life. The cart's drive train comes from Comex, which also builds Ducati gearboxes. The built-in refrigerator—no kidding—is from the same firm that builds similar equipment for Bentley and Maybach. These carts are equipped with double- wishbone front suspensions, hand-stitched seats, digital instruments, aluminum wheels and a soft-touch dashboard that shares the same design and builder as those found in Lotus sports cars. The only bummer is a top speed of 15 mph, but that still might smoke the competition. Garia will—for a fee—paint your LSV to match your favorite sports car. There's a feeling that merely asking the price puts a buyer out of the Garia League, but we dug around and found that one of these sells for about $17,500. Let the one-upmanship begin. www.garia.com. 20 wind. “Fabrique En Suisse” hows the country of origin. The Bugattti logo o gives the piece a wonderful fee of authenticity. The dial is marked, “4 Jours” (fo which indicates the duration of a full sh a eel ar clock, which our da ays), Pieces by Alex Hofberg Bugatti Desk Clock and Calendar One of the most famous automotive brands ever—with regard to value, design aesthetic and numerous race wins—is Bugatti. Bugatti's horseshoe-shaped radiator is easily recognized by car enthusiasts the world over. It is no wonder that that shape was translatable to the world of wristwatches, but apparently clocks also were produced to pay trib- ute to the brand as well. When a fellow SCMer sent me photographs of his watch and clock collection—which is made up of items that have direct ties to automotive collecting—I asked him to loan me the fabulous clock pictured. I knew that this time with the SCM community. As desk clock and calendar is qu published on this item. So, some enumerated and some aspects be surmised. a e A u om Made by the marked on the rear base) th made of a combination of thick, brass, steel screen that emu at itself and a wood rear cover.. the hoof-shaped aperture is a clock made by the well known instrumentt firm “Jaeger th firm, “Gy h ck, la – Paris,” which supplied bo h clocks and f the finest car other dash gauges to many of manufacturers. The clock itself uses the same movement that would be mounted as a ca is applied in red enamel below the radiator cap. The clock both k, by mechanical and aesthetic design, appears to Neat Stuff sponsored by There's a New Golf Cart Player on the Street The luckiest of us get to own and drive the very best cars. But there is a new four-wheeled playing field—street-legal golf carts. Who can resist a golf cart that can tool around on public roads, carry a surfboard to the local break or, yes, even tote around golfers and clubs? Enter Garia, a Denmark-based luxury golf cart maker. The Garia LSV is built in the same factory where Porsche Boxsters and Caymans spring to life. The cart's drive train comes from Comex, which also builds Ducati gearboxes. The built-in refrigerator—no kidding—is from the same firm that builds similar equipment for Bentley and Maybach. These carts are equipped with double- wishbone front suspensions, hand-stitched seats, digital instruments, aluminum wheels and a soft-touch dashboard that shares the same design and builder as those found in Lotus sports cars. The only bummer is a top speed of 15 mph, but that still might smoke the competition. Garia will—for a fee—paint your LSV to match your favorite sports car. There's a feeling that merely asking the price puts a buyer out of the Garia League, but we dug around and found that one of these sells for about $17,500. Let the one-upmanship begin. www.garia.com. 20 wind. “Fabrique En Suisse” hows the country of origin. The Bugattti logo o gives the piece a wonderful fee of authentic- ity. The dial is marked, “4 Jours” (fo which indicates the duration of a full sh a eel ar clock, which our da ays), have have been manufactured in the 1930s. Then and now, complication sells. Combined with the clock is a manually operated calendar drum that displays the day, date and month. In front of the calendar display is a cradle for a fountain pen. Puzzlingly, mounted wooden rear cover is a Bugatti Owners Club badge, which ma re ay be original to the clock, or it could haveav been added. If the club, which was founded in 1929, ordered these e clocks to be produced exclu- sively for club membem ers, then the originality of the badge seems likely. If these clocks were sold in London, it is likely that they would haveav come fro tlemen's acces om Asprey, a purveyor of genssories, or Garrard, London's oldest jeweler. In those possible cases, the original owne Owners' Club completely kn There are ieces by Alex Hofberg Bugatti Desk Clock and Calendar One of the most famous automotive brands ever—with regard to value, design aesthetic and numerous race wins—is Bugatti. Bugatti's horseshoe-shaped radiator is easily recognized by car enthusiasts the world over. It is no wonder that that shape was translatable to the world of wristwatches, but apparently clocks also were produced to pay trib- ute to the brand as well. When a fellow SCMer sent me photographs of his watch and clock collection—which is made up of items that have direct ties to automotive collecting—I asked him to loan me the fabulous clock pictured. I knew that this time with the SCM community. As desk clock and calendar is qu published on this item. So, some enumerated and some aspects be surmised. a e A u om Made by the marked on the rear base) th made of a combination of thick, brass, steel screen that emu at itself and a wood rear cover.. the hoof-shaped aperture is a clock made by the well known instrumentt firm “Jaeger th firm, “Gy h ck, la – Paris,” which supplied bo h clocks and f the finest car other dash gauges to many of manufacturers. The clock itself uses the same movement that would be mounted as a ca is applied in red enamel below the radiator cap. The clock both k, by mechanical and aesthetic design, appears to Neat Stuff sponsored by There's a New Golf Cart Player on the Street The luckiest of us get to own and drive the very best cars. But there is a new four-wheeled playing field—street-legal golf carts. Who can resist a golf cart that can tool around on public roads, carry a surfboard to the local break or, yes, even tote around golfers and clubs? Enter Garia, a Denmark-based luxury golf cart maker. The Garia LSV is built in the same factory where Porsche Boxsters and Caymans spring to life. The cart's drive train comes from Comex, which also builds Ducati gearboxes. The built-in refrigerator—no kidding—is from the same firm that builds similar equipment for Bentley and Maybach. These carts are equipped with double- wishbone front suspensions, hand-stitched seats, digital instruments, aluminum wheels and a soft-touch dashboard that shares the same design and builder as those found in Lotus sports cars. The only bummer is a top speed of 15 mph, but that still might smoke the competition. Garia will—for a fee—paint your LSV to match your favorite sports car. There's a feeling that merely asking the price puts a buyer out of the Garia League, but we dug around and found that one of these sells for about $17,500. Let the one-upmanship begin. www.garia.com. 20 wind. “Fabrique En Suisse” hows the country of origin. The Bugattti logo o gives the piece a wonderful fee of authentic- ity. The dial is marked, “4 Jours” (fo which indicates the duration of a full sh a eel ar clock, which our da ays), have been manufactured in the 1930s. Then and now, complication sells. Combined with the clock is a manually operated calendar drum that displays the day, date and month. In front of the calendar display is a cradle for a fountain pen. Puzzlingly, mounted wooden rear cover is a Bugatti Owners Club badge, which ma re ay be original to the clock, or it could haveav been added. If the club, which was founded in 1929, ordered these e clocks to be produced exclu- sively for club membem ers, then the originality of the badge seems likely. If these clocks were sold in London, it is likely that they would haveav come fro tlemen's acces om Asprey, a purveyor of gen- ssories, or Garrard, London's oldest jeweler. In those possible cases, the original owne Owners' Club completely kn There are feweew feweew r Bugatti today than Bu quality and sty this fine c er probably added the Bugatti b badge. Although t the story of this clock is not nown, a few things are true. clocks around gatti cars, and the production yle are excellent. The owner of clock told me he bought it at a Barrett-Jackson auction in the early 1990 tellls th if 0s for about $950. My instinct s me it would bring nearly hreefold that sold again tot day. As they say, “Well bought.” on the Details Production date: Early 1930s Best place to wear one: On the desk in the study, right next to an original Rembrandt Bugatti sculpture. SCM Five-Star Rating: Rarity: Durability: Parts/Service Availability: Cool Factor: A Mosaic of Automotive Desire Now you can l lodge a tile mosaic of yo y ur favorite car or a marque logo onto your wall or floor. Jim Valentine creates made ceramic tile pieces, and his specialty is automotive subjects. Valentine will create a mosaic mounted in an aluminum frame that is ready to hang on a wall, or he'll make a design that can be embedded in the floor or wall. “Some people put them in the tile floor of their garage bathroom,” Valentine said. Valentine's web site displays mosaics of Airstream Trailers, the 356 Registry, and even a beagle watering a handy tire. Most of Valentine's mosaics run from $300 to $500, but he's willing to take on custom projects. Valentine's portfolio is online at www.exoticmosaics.com. ♦ Sports Car Market Mosaic artist hand

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1949 Delahaye 175 S roadster Of all the thousands of collector automobiles I have seen in person over the years, I can count on just one hand the cars that have literally stopped me in my tracks. A particular Delahaye Type 175 S, Chassis # 815025, is such a car. There are truly no words that can quite convey this car's visual impact. In my case, the impact is severe—to say the least. This car gives new meaning to the phrase “sensory overload.” Like it or not, Jacques Saoutchik designed some of the most striking, and in the case of this 1949 Delahaye, outrageous bodies that also incorporate some rather advanced design features. This 1:43 scale model is a fairly new release in the “Chromes” series from Ilario Chiera, an artisan model maker based in France. Chiera's com- pany, Ilario, has produced hand-built, limited-edition models since 1984. Ilario makes true limited editions, as most issues are less than 150 pieces. Ilario's main focus has shifted from mostly Ferrari and sports/race cars to spectacular classic cars with dramatic coachwork. There is quite a selection, with a little something for everyone, such as Bugatti, Cadillac, Delage, Delahaye, Rolls-Royce, Voisin and so on. As the series name implies, most of the models are adorned with chrome. Ilario models are no longer built in France. Like so many other models, alas, these are now made in China. The model is constructed of resin, white metal and numerous photo-etched parts. The body casting is crisp and has the most perfect sharp- edged panel lines I've ever seen on a 1:43 model. The paint finish is smooth and glossy. I'm pretty sure that the shade is not exact, but it's very close. They've certainly captured the flowing lines of the massive shape very well—not perfectly, but very close. I give them high marks here. Bodies of cars shaped such as these are very difficult to replicate in any scale. This is a great-looking model, but there are definitely some inaccuracies in details and too many photo-etched parts Model Details Production date: 2010 Quantity: 130 blue cars and 40 orange cars SCM Five-Star Rating: Overal Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.ilario.com 1/2 instead of cast chrome-plated ones. I would be more willing to accept this if the price was lower, but more is definitely expected for this price. The same can be said for the reasonably well detailed interior, which has a lot going for it, but again, it falls short with the finer details and what is—and what is not—replicated. I love the attention to detail in the two-tone door panels with added chrome trim. The dash is pretty good, but again, it could be better. The standout interior feature is the banjo-spoke steering wheel with clear steering rim to simulate the clear acrylic rim of the real one. This model is limited to 130 pieces. I'm a little at odds here, but in the end I want one. I really like this model very much. I wish it were a bit better, but am still very happy to accept it the way it is, and I strongly suggest that you do as well. These won't be around for very long. Priced from $275 and up. Available from Ilario: www.Ilario.com Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Can-Am Cars in Detail: Machines and Minds Racing Unrestrained By Pete Lyons, photography by Peter Harholdt, David Bull, 244 pages, $99.95, Amazon I have a precious set of my own Can-Am memories, specifically from my home track, Riverside Raceway. I've evidently readjusted those memories over the years. In my head Vic Elford, driving the Chaparral 2J “sucker” car, is blowing dust out the back into the eyes of boyhood hero Jackie Stewart in the Lola T-260 as they lead a train of other amazing cars up the esses toward my perch in Turn 6. I've mixed up, quite vividly, the 1970 and 1971 races, and if pressed, I've probably added Dan Gurney in the McLeagle and John Surtees in the 1966 Lola T-70. Blame it on the desert sun. Pete Lyons has no such problems. His motorsports journalism career got into gear with the classic unlimited American sports car series, which was, for a few brief years, the place to be in racing. In Can-Am Cars in Detail, Lyons follows two previous books with 22 concise histories of the most important cars of the Can-Am, some for their dominance, and some for their audacity (Tiny Tire Shadow, anyone?). Lyons' stories are paired with Peter Harholdt's carefully composed studio portraits of the cars. This pairing of a rough race series with refined photographic art is an interesting choice. There is an inevitable contrast between the thunder- ing, outrageous, over-the-top-fast Can-Am machines and the delicate precision of the studio portrait. Bloodthirsty pairs with bloodless, and I find the combination compelling and appalling at the same time. In their time, the cars were blunt tools. They were beautiful, but first and foremost they were functional—and their function was getting around short, tight American tracks with a combination of agility and huge engines putting out scary horsepower. Now, with their restorations complete, they come off as somehow less dangerous—yet more beautiful. There is plenty to be learned while poring over the images, as you will never get the access or the lighting to see this kind of detail in a vintage paddock. But while I see the graceful lines, I can't hear the thunder. Provenance: Lyons is the man for Can-Am facts and stories. He got his start there, and has been looking for that good a moment in motorsports ever since. With two previous books on the Can-Am, his detailed knowledge is evident on every page. Fit and finish: This book is simply lovely to look at from the first page to the last. Harholdt's images are stunning, and the presentation is simple and elegant. The reproduction is high quality, and the book comes in an equally attractive slip case. Drivability: As a sentimental old fool, I want to see these cars at speed—back in the day. But Pete Lyons already did that book, and this new take on the cars in Harholdt's carefully composed language of studio photography is equally impressive. It's just different. One is hot and reactive; the other is cold and cerebral. While my initial reaction to this approach was negative, I've come to appreciate it. At the end of the day, your reaction may be about what desires and memories you bring to the book, rather than what it brings to you. ♦ 22 Sports Car Market

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Affordable Classic 1955 Jaguar D-type Monterey's $2.3m Bargain These cars, which are at home on the road or track, are very affordable in relation to Ferrari racers from the same era by Rob Sass N ormally my life revolves around cars that “ran when parked.” Volvo 122s with hardly any rust, Fiat 850 Spiders that are mostly complete, and even BMW 2002s that have potential to be restored. That's the stuff of “Affordable Classics.” But this is SCM's Monterey issue, and only in Monterey could a $2,000,000 car (or $2,299,999) be called an Affordable Classic. Jaguar D-type s/n XKD558 sold for $2,299,000 at RM's Sports and Classics Auction of Monterey, CA, on August 14, 2010. No kid who ever owned Matchbox model 41-b, which was a British Racing Green Jaguar D-type, could fail to be captivated with Malcolm Sayer's bulgy, slippery shape with a dorsal fin and wrap-around windscreen, all in tiny model form that fit in the palm of nearly any 10-year-old hand. It was a favorite toy of mine, and a large number of other serious car guys that I know. I'd wager that serial D-type/XKSS owners such as Terry Larson and Gary Bartlett owned these charming toys as kids. For the average enthusiast trolling the affordable spectrum of car collecting, there is little point of reference for most of the famous sports racers of the 1950s. Books and the “Seat Time” portion of this publication are the sole resort for most of us seeking to understand a little about a pontoon-fender Ferrari Testa Rossa or a Maserati 300S. In the case of the D-type, an affordable relative—the E-type—provides more than a bit of insight. To an owner of an E-type, there are numerous familiar things about a D-type, beginning with the experience of entering the car. While the D-type's aluminum door feels far flimsier than that of an E-type (which is anything but stout-feeling and contains a roll-up window), the overall feeling on entering or leaving with the impossibly high sill that the D-type shares with the E-type is rather similar. It's far more extreme in the D-type, where the sill—because of the car's monocoque construction—is so high that the only sane way of entry involves stepping over it and putting your feet on the seat cushion and then lowering yourself into the car. The black bezel Smiths gauges with a typeface similar to the E-type are also fa- miliar items when one settles into the D-type's seat, as is the wood-rimmed steering wheel. Firing up a D-type involves little drama, and anyone who has ever driven a 3.8-liter E-type with an alloy flywheel and an open exhaust will get the picture. The feeling upon getting underway, however, is vastly different. The lighter, faster D-type Where an E-type (particularly a 4.2-liter car) feels torquey but out of breath by about 4,500 rpm, the 3.4liter D-type feels quite revvy. Once under way, the D-type's weight of around 1,900 lbs—nearly 1,000 pounds lighter than an E-type—and its super-slippery shape contribute to a vivid acceleration and an extremely high top speed of around 175 mph. D-type gearboxes also felt vastly superior in terms of speed of change to the standard Moss boxes of the era—and indeed well into the E-type era. One area where the E-type is clearly superior is in rear suspension design. The D-type makes do with a live rear axle, not unlike that of the C-type. But the E-type uses Jaguar's first fully independent rear suspension. While few D-type owners will carp about the ride quality of their cars, on public road tours, such as the 24 Details Years produced: 1953-55 Number produced: 77 Original list price: £2,500 ($6,957) SCM Valuation: $2,500,000-$4,000,000 Tune-up cost: $1,000 Distributor cap: Uses magnetos Chassis #: Stamped into right front damper mount; plate riveted into hood paneling Engine #: Stamped on right side of block above oil filter housing Club: Jaguar Clubs of North America, c/o Nelson Rath, 234 Buckland Trace, Louisville, KY, 40245 More: www.jcna.com Alternatives: 1950-53 Jaguar C-type, 1951-53 Aston Martin DB3S, 1954 Ferrari 375 MM SCM Investment Grade: A Copperstate 1000 or the Colorado Grand, attacking a corner at high speed on rough pavement is a bit more secure and enjoyable in an independent rear suspension car, although the method of location on an E-type leaves much to be desired. In most competitive situations, the live axle of the D-type would probably have proven superior. Cats for the track and the road Although it's not often the case, here the auction catalog description was a virtually hyperbole-free zone. The D-type quite simply was one of the ultimate sports racers of the 1950s. But, unlike modern singlepurpose race cars, D-types are perfectly usable off the track. And, with very little modification, Jaguar took 16 leftover D-types and turned them into the ultimate road-going sports car, the XKSS. Both cars are a staple on events like the Colorado Grand and the Copperstate 1000, and they are generally quite reliable, as one would expect of a car that did rather well in endurance races. A relatively affordable $2m car As collectibles, D-types have always seemed un- dervalued in comparison to Ferraris of the era. These Ferraris are beautiful and visceral, but they still shared none of the D-type's technical sophistication. For example, at the very same auction, a pontoon fender 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa was bid up to $10.7m and resulted in a no-sale. Granted, there are nearly three times as many D-types as pontoon fender Testa Rossas, and the Colombo V12 is simply in another league from the XK straight 6-cylinder. However, the fact that the market deems the Jaguar D-type to be worth 20% to 30% of the Ferrari Testa Rossa—admittedly, this D-type's crash story and relative lack of history held this example to the low end of the price spectrum—seems odd. And, for that reason alone, even at over $2 million, D-types seem very affordable in relation to Ferrari cars from the same era. Give the buyer a star here. ♦ Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2010 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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Legal Files John Draneas and Greg Riley The Legal Battle over John O'Quinn's Million-Dollar Cars He paid world-record prices for some of the world's rarest automobiles, and he often bought several high-end cars in a single weekend lionaire dies in a car crash, and his longtime girlfriend is left out of his will. He owned hundreds of cars worth millions of dollars—and owed millions of dollars. To cap it off, all this turns into a highstakes courtroom battle just before the sale of some of the cars at a high-profile auction. The girlfriend claimed: H Her boyfriend bought the cars as gifts for her, so they belonged to her. No matter that none of them were titled in her name—in fact, they were still held by “open titles” in the name of previous owners and were never reregistered. The estate countered: Just because your boyfriend ere's a car story that has all the ingredients of a soap opera: A bil- John O'Quinn, Darla Lexington and a sampling of his automotive collection said he was buying cars for you, that didn't make them your cars. He paid for them with his money and retained possession and control of them, so they were still “his” cars. John O'Quinn's passions The decedent we are referring to here is billionaire Houston attorney John O'Quinn, who burst upon the collector car scene in 2003. O'Quinn was an auto mechanic's son born into near poverty in a hardscrabble area of Houston. By all accounts, he was a workaholic who obtained verdicts for his clients worth billions of dollars, most notably as a leader of the huge tobacco company class-action lawsuit, and he made a fortune for himself along the way. Forbes magazine once described O'Quinn as “the lawyer from hell.” He was certainly a polarizing figure, with some seeing him as a saint and others describing him—and his legal tactics—as despicable. O'Quinn's automotive passions began as a young man, when his father took him to a car show and pointed out Duesenbergs as “the best cars in the world.” The passion simmered until 2003, when he began building one of the country's most significant car collections at lightning speed. O'Quinn thought nothing of paying world-record prices for some of the world's rarest autos—if he wanted them. He had a voracious auction appetite, and he often bought multiple high-end cars in a single weekend. At the time of his death, O'Quinn owned 850 cars, including a jaw-dropping 23 Duesenbergs. O'Quinn's Duesenbergs included the Whittle Mistress Car, the Rudolf Bauer car (the last Duesenberg) and the recently 26 restored Father Devine “Throne Car.” He reportedly also had the world's largest collections of Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts and electric cars. And he had stated that he was going to assemble the world's largest collection of Figoni et Falaschi. Virtually every marque and type of car was represented in his collection: Auburn, Bugatti, Cord, Delahaye, Duesenberg, Ferrari, Packard, Maserati, Mercer, Stanley, Stutz, Talbot-Lago and more. He also owned gas cars, steam cars, electric cars, brass cars, antique cars, classic cars, special-interest cars, muscle cars and super cars. The girlfriend At the time of his death, O'Quinn had been in a relationship with his constant com- panion, Darla Lexington, for more than ten years. Both had been married and divorced previously. Even though they were not married, O'Quinn frequently introduced her as his wife, and they both wore wedding rings. They were always seen at car events together, often bidding together at auctions. In fact, it was Lexington who encouraged O'Quinn to attend his first car auction. During the last few years of O'Quinn's life, Lexington assumed management of his car collection. She controlled much of what happened with the cars, and she hired the numerous employees who cared for the cars. O'Quinn repeatedly spoke of his intention to open a museum to house his car col- lection, but he never took any steps to create a museum or a charitable entity for that purpose. The estate O'Quinn died on October 29, 2009, in what can only be described as a freak ac- cident. He was driving his Chevrolet Suburban on wet Houston streets when he apparently lost control, veered off the road, and hit a tree. Both he and his companion, a longtime law firm employee, died in the crash. Neither was wearing a seat belt. The disposition of O'Quinn's estate is controlled by his 2008 will. It leaves the bulk of his estate to the John M. O'Quinn Foundation, a charitable entity he established in 1986 which focuses on helping children, public education and the environment. Oddly, no provision was made for Lexington, although she was named as the beneficiary of a substantial life insurance policy. Perhaps even more oddly, no mention is made of what should be done with his car collection. It is simply lumped in with the remainder of the estate that passes to the Foundation. Sports Car Market

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Legal battles follow The legal battles started soon enough. Lexington claimed that she owned 28 of the most significant cars and she intended to honor O'Quinn's wishes and use those as the nucleus for a world-class car museum. “If I can show what John wanted and intended, everything will work out fine,” Lexington said. Dale Jefferson, a friend of O'Quinn's— and once Lexington's attorney—was now the attorney for the executor of the O'Quinn estate. Jefferson took exception to Lexington's statement. “John O'Quinn was unmarried at the time of his death,” Jefferson said. “It is our position that all of his property, including the cars in question, belongs to his charitable foundation.” Jimmy Williamson, Lexington's attorney, responded, “John and Darla lived to- gether as husband and wife for many years, and his estate has a fiduciary responsibility to her beyond his death—and to carry out his wishes which he stated publically on many occasions.” The legal battle intensified when the estate executor contracted to sell five of the estate's most significant cars: a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Speciale Teardrop; a 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special cabriolet; and three rare Corvettes, including a pilot production vehicle, at RM's Monterey auction in August 2010. Lexington filed suit and asked for a temporary injunction to prevent the sales, arguing that the five cars were among the 28 that she owned. In tearful testimony, Lexington lamented that the people administering the es- tate, “act as if I never knew John O'Quinn.” She produced several witnesses who claimed that O'Quinn had, in fact, gifted the cars to her. Her legal team even showed a Discovery Channel TV segment, where O'Quinn stated that he had purchased the Talbot-Lago for her. The estate argued that O'Quinn's statement that he purchased a multi-million-dollar car “for Darla” didn't mean that it belonged to her. To have given the car to her, he would have had to either title it in her name or made some affirmative transfer of ownership to her— neither of which occurred. O'Quinn was a very experienced attorney, and he would have known that such a large gift to her would have required the payment of a substantial amount of gift tax. No such gift tax returns had been filed. Further, the estate said that the sale of these cars was critical to prevent a default on O'Quinn's $100 million credit line. Lexington's legal hurdles were quite high. An executor has broad powers to sell estate assets as deemed necessary to administer the estate. Establishing that O'Quinn wanted her to have the cars—or that she deserved them—would not be enough. She had to prove that she actually owned the cars before O'Quinn died, which would be very hard to do without written documentation. And she had to establish that preventing the sale was necessary, as she could still claim entitlement to the sales proceeds from the sale of “her” cars. The decision The case was heard by the judge on August 6, 2010. On August 9, just three days before the start of RM's Monterey auction, the judge ruled that the sales could go forward, stating that Lexington failed to establish “a probable right to recover ownership of the five automobiles at issue.” These five cars have been sold, but that does not end the litigation. Lexington still has a common-law marriage action pending, and she still seeks recovery of the funds generated at Monterey—and ownership of the 23 other cars. Many who knew O'Quinn are amazed that his will leaves nothing to Lexington, as they are sure that he would have wanted her to be very well provided for. They are equally amazed that nothing specific was provided for the car collection. Many believe that he planned to make such changes to his will, but he just never got around to doing so. November 2010 27 Lessons to be learned This case points out some very important lessons for car collectors. First off, no one ever expects to die the next day, but it happens. Under our system of law, one's wishes about the dis- position of their property are considered only if included in a will or a living trust. No matter how convincing any other evidence might be about what someone “wanted” to happen, that evidence will be ignored. If you want a loved one to inherit any part of your estate, you'd better get it written into your will or trust. More specific to car collectors, your automobiles require specific attention in your estate-planning documents. There is not much doubt that O'Quinn was serious about creating a museum for his collection, but he never did it, and he didn't create any mechanism for its creation after his death. Note that his existing foundation probably can't do that now, as its stated purposes are very different, and a car museum would probably not be an attractive investment. The foundation probably has no alternative than to sell the cars and put the proceeds to a more productive use—from its perspective. To gain assurance that your car collection is going to remain intact after your death, you not only need to establish a legal structure for it, but you also need to provide a reliable funding mechanism for it to happen. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. GREG RILEY is a marketing professional and writer from Magnolia, TX.

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Collecting Thoughts The lasting impact of the McLaren F1 McLaren F1 Still Sets the Supercar Standard I liken the feeling of driving my McLaren to carrying a concealed .45 caliber pistol. Thinking before doing is a useful decision rule by Miles Collier The view most see of any McLaren F1 I was interested to see a McLaren F1 being offered by Gooding and Co. at this year's Pebble Beach sale. Any F1 transaction becomes noteworthy because of the car's developing reputation among collectors as the ultimate supercar, and, therefore, as an important addition to serious collections. The 1995 McLaren F1 at Gooding sold for $3,575,000, against an original selling price of about $970,000. Supercars have been with us from the 60-hp Mercedes-Benz of 1904, through the Mercedes SSK, the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900, the V12 Lagonda Rapide, the Ferrari 410 Superamerica, the Lamborghini Miura, and so on. The term “supercar” under today's connotations refers to conspicuously expensive cars with essentially unusable performance for elite clientele. Mid-engine architecture and exotic model-specific engines are nearly universal hallmarks of this category. Here's the problem though: As supercars employed more and more technology and high-performance architecture, they recapitulated the technical trajectory followed by endurance racing cars, from that 1904 60-hp Mercedes Benz, to, say, the Porsche 962C of 85 years later. Given that the last front-line, road-capable, endurance racer was the 1962 Ferrari GTO, you can see the problem with an ostensibly road-going automobile that resembles a sports prototype from an engineering, packaging and architecture standpoint—it's blindingly fast, but it's not a practical automobile. Consider parallel parking or just turning into and out of driveways. Heck, just consider backing up, paying a toll or running an errand to a drive-in dry cleaner, Unquestionably, supercars offer a peak driving experience for 20 minutes, but then what? This is the great contradiction that all designers face; in order to eclipse the performance of modern mass-produced high performance automobiles, more recent supercars have become so mission specialized as to become practically unusable if not silly. In today's world of traffic congestion, expensive fuel, and speed cameras, the performance conferred by a supercar is essentially notional. A supercar's function is primarily conferring bragging rights over a round of drinks at the bar—or competing for the limited wall space in adolescent boys' bedrooms. “The declared aim of the McLaren F1 programme was to create not only the fin- est driver's car that had ever been produced, but also the finest EVER likely to be produced” wrote Doug Nye. What makes this car so different from the rest of the 28 field that it now sells to sophisticated buyers for four or more times its original price? To understand, we need to consider both of this car's functions: as automobile and as contemplative art. The results of thoughtful obsession What makes the F1 so remarkable is obsession; not the simplistic obsession to dominate through outré or faddish styling or through speed and acceleration statistics, but the obsession to think through ultimate performance from first principles using real-world functionality as the goal: rear view vision, luggage space, long-term serviceability. Yet even the redoubtable F1's fundamental architec- ture is so optimized for speed that it is a thing of only marginal practical utility—not that any of its owners care, me included. The F1 is the only. and likely last ever, road-going passenger car to win Le Mans since World War II. The car in the flesh is much smaller than photographs show. Pete Stevens' restrained design, developed after all the packaging and technical issues were resolved, elicits a sonorous resonance in the beholder. The car still appears fresh 15 years later. A few personality quirks Driving any supercar is a mix of frustration, exhila- ration, worry, embarrassment and dream fulfillment. The McLaren adds its own personality quirks as well. The approved McLaren start from rest involves using no throttle, but merely feeding clutch into the idling engine until full engagement is accomplished. The resultant departure is leisurely at best. You will be Sports Car Market Photos by Pawel Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company

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left for dead at the light by minivan-driving, cell-phonetalking soccer moms. Gas-and-clutch departures can be accomplished, but the non-slipping carbon disc requires real finesse to pull away without a head-bobbing jerk, tire squeal or stalling. As you might imagine, the McLaren on the road elicits two responses from the general public. It is invisible to non-car people, including cute women, and is often mistaken for a Ferrari or other common exotic by the less knowledgeable. To cognoscenti, it is the carspotting event of the year. Expect to be dive bombed, photographed on cell phones, and generally followed by your own claque of paparazzi. If you just wanted to go out and experience your McLaren, this becomes pretty intrusive. The last pure driver's car It's more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. Slow in a McLaren is under 100 mph. Yes, the car is hellaciously fast, and in those places outside the track where you can fool around with the performance envelope, its capabilities are almost unreachable. This is the last pure driver's car. It has no ABS, stability control, or power-assisted anything. Driving safely is solely up to you. I liken the feeling of driving my McLaren to carrying a concealed .45 caliber pistol. Thinking before doing is a useful decision rule. As I looked over the car in David Gooding's tent, despite having one in my garage, I was struck by that frisson of excitement that this exquisite creation always engenders. Here is a car that through sheer design cleverness is equipped with a flip-up braking spoiler that moves the aerodynamic center of pressure rearwards while also uncovering the rear brake cooling ducts. Meticulous engineering is demonstrated by the complete absence of brackets anywhere on the car (except one added after designer Gordon Murray signed off). The aesthetics of every component reward repeated inspection. One only has to examine the shift lever, or observe that no bolt extends more than four threads beyond its nut. In fact, the car incorporates many custom bolts because an 8 mm shank was too heavy and a 6 mm too weak. Everywhere you look reveals an almost insane build quality. For example, gold foil is the optimal heat reflective material, and it is used throughout the engine bay. The more you look and touch, the more the F1 becomes a lustful object. In some, it elicits cupidity and sheer desire to possess that extends to owning more than one. Even today, after 15 years, the F1 still remains, and will remain, the supercar stan- dard. The age of the four-pounds-per-horsepower, 200-plus-mph supercar is over, due to universal traffic congestion, “green” consciousness, increasing regulatory issues, and financial distress in the world economy. The thoroughly degenerate Bugatti Veyron, a bloated and rather porcine device conceived solely to exceed the F1's acceleration and top speed statistics, marks that demise. Heirs to the supercar? If the supercar is passing, what will replace it? A “Supercar Lite,” such as the new Mercedes SL? Alternatively, consider two cars that might give us clues: the flyweight Ariel Atom and the Lexus LFA supercar, a singularly charismafree vehicle, arguably of supercar performance, that can go to the dry cleaners. What will attract future buyers will be beautiful build quality and driver-involving responsiveness, not speed statistics. Aids, such as ABS, dynamic stability control, and “race/ road” suspension settings should be augmented with on-board driving skill development programs. Some manufacturers might even decide to dress up their car with million-dollar custom coachwork for the bragging rights, but will they ever evoke more owner fanaticism than does the F1? ♦ November 2010 29

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Ferrari Profile 2007 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione The FXX is on the edge of being too complicated to run without professional support, so what's in the future? By Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 2005-2008 Number produced: 38 Original list price: $2,000,000 SCM Valuation: $1.8m-$2.2m Tune-up cost: Starts at $3,000 and can go up dramatically from there. Distributor cap: None Chassis #: Front compartment over the steering column near the windshield Engine #: In the V between heads Club: Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358; Ferrari Owners Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241 More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: Maserati MC 12 Versione Corse, Ferrari Enzo, Lotus Exos Type 125 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: ZFFHX62X000142163 T he Enzo project charged Ferrari's engineers to create a driving experience and interface inextricably connected to the Formula One cars. They accomplished the task by fitting the Enzo with a 660-hp, 6,262-cc, V12 engine with Bosch Motronic integrated digital electronic fuel injection, a six-speed paddle-shift transmission, carbon ceramic brakes, and a shriek that can be heard a county away. Using the Enzo as its base, the FXX took the concept to another level. Powered by an uprated 6.3-liter variant of the Enzo V12, the FXX was rated at 790 horsepower, and its upgraded aerodynamics package increased the top speed to 227 mph. To control the power, the FXX utilized an even faster-shifting Formula One transmission aimed solely at closed course use. The FXX featured integrated data monitoring telem- etry and a “Big Brother” system to collect data every time a FXX rolls onto a track. The data is used to monitor the FXX's systems—and also to improve Ferrari street and race cars. Thirty clients were selected to purchase and drive FXXs in Ferrari-organized events, with every rolling minute recorded by Big Brother. The acquired data found that the FXX itself could be improved, and owners were encouraged to have Ferrari upgrade their cars to Evoluzione specs. The upgrade moved the horsepower up to 860 hp, moved the shift time down to 60 milliseconds, and the curb weight down to just over 2,500 pounds. Zero to 60 came down to a nearly unbeatable 2.8 seconds, making the FXX Ferrari's most advanced GT car ever. Virtually no part of the FXX was left untouched by the Evoluzione kit. 30 A new traction-control system was fitted, along with new, longer-life Brembo brakes with ceramic discs, and a new rear diffuser with rear flaps. This FXX offered here had just one owner and participated in only three Ferrari events. At one event, the car suffered a minor off. It was returned to Ferrari's Corse Clienti division, where it was repaired to perfection and upgraded to Evoluzione specifications. Included with the FXX are the Technical Documentation manual, two sets of wheels and the official FXX Programme container, which holds the fueling rig, data acquisition instrumentation, tools, electronic cables and other equipment necessary to run this very sophisticated racing car. There are very limited opportunities to purchase an FXX. The original 38 FXX owners were all hand-picked by Ferrari as dedicated Ferrari clients and enthusiasts. Changes in ownership are rare. This car offers the best of FXX ownership: Evoluzione upgrades, limited use, and maintenance by the high-end, race-winning outfit of Risi Competizione. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 365, sold for $1,925,000 at RM's Sports and Classics of Monterey on August 14, 2010. The FXX was—and still is—the most expensive new model ever sold by Ferrari. The lust factor is in the stratosphere, and the list of owners is a Who's Who of the Ferrari world. It's one of the most high-profile modern Ferraris, but valuing one is not as easy as one may think. 2003 Ferrari Enzo Lot 61, s/n ZFFCW56A730128797 Condition 1- Sold at $1,265,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/09 SCM# 119199 Sports Car Market 2003 Ferrari Enzo Lot 350156227437, s/n ZFFCW56A930134603 Condition 1- Sold at $1,295,000 eBay, 2/19/09 SCM# 119742 2003 Ferrari Enzo Lot 341, s/n ZFFCZ56B000134955 Condition 1 Sold at $1,191,575 RM Auctions, Maranello, Italy, 5/18/08 SCM# 116798 Photos: Derdehmel Fotografie ©2009 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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Ferrari Profile Ferrari marketed the FXX as the FXX Programme rather than just a car. The pitch was, “The FXX programme pairs the Prancing Horse's most loyal, passionate clients with an extreme car designed to act as a blistering-fast test bed for Ferrari's development ideas on the world's top international circuits.” I suspect the “test bed” worked best testing for deep pockets, but the rest of the program was a brilliant idea. Very rich guys travel the world with other very rich guys to drive the ultimate club racers—while being pampered with concierge service from the Formula One side of the factory. They can sign me up for that one. Playing is more fun with others The process of buying an FXX involved applying to Ferrari and waiting for approval. Former college debate team experience didn't help here, as Ferrari looked for the clients that were so into Ferraris that their dealer could write their resumes for them. The ability to write a $2m check was an obvious priority, but a close second was a willingness to participate in the FXX Programme. Playing with a toy is always more fun when done with others, so the success of the program depended on the excitement generated by the owners actually attending and using their cars at the events. Ferrari shrewdly accomplished their goal by including in the price of the car storage in a special room at the Ferrari factory, vehicle transportation and Ferrari's Corse Clienti support for a limited number of events—and weekends of top-shelf activities at premier international destinations. Fuel for the owner's G5 and most other expenses came out of the owner's pocket, but this was one of those times that if cost matters, well, you're at the wrong rodeo. Always someone willing to pay An important part of the appeal of an FXX is the FXX Programme and that's the dilemma. It is understand- able that an owner might pay big dollars to be met at the factory gate on short notice by someone who knows them by name, but does an FXX have the same value when it's in a garage in Ohio, and the owner's reaping no benefits from the FXX Programme? The FXX Programme was originally announced as a two-year program. It's been extended and is still active. However, Ferrari is in the business of selling cars, and with all the FXXs now sold, the 599XX is the current flavor of the month. In fact, 599XXs outnumbered FXXs at recent events. Soon, more FXXs will live in the owners' garages than in factory storage. The FXX is on the edge of being too complicated to run without professional support, so running on club track days is iffy. Vintage racing is probably out as well, so what's in the future for an FXX? There will always be someone will- ing to pay for the extreme expression of Ferrari performance. Even if an FXX is never driven in anger, it is still an icon of what man can accomplish with imagination and a checkbook. Thousands of valuable cars sit in collections and never turn a wheel. Many FXXs will end up in one of these garages, probably next to an Enzo and a couple other Ferrari supercars. The stallion won't be ridden, but it will be loved just the same. The RM car was lightly used; how- Seat Time R.M., via email: I received my Ferrari Enzo in August 2003. At that time, my impression was, and still is, that this makes all other street cars obsolete. The power and the point-and-go feel were amazing. However, there was no way that anyone but a professional driver could drive this car to its full, maximum potential. I did have it on the track a couple of times, but there it felt too big, almost awkward. I've seen pictures of myself at the track with one wheel off the ground, not good to mess with aerodynamics! Also, the fit and finish (ex- cepting paint) were the best I had seen on a Ferrari up until then. In summary, it was a thrill to drive. I no longer own the car. Richard B. Liroff, via ever it had experienced a minor shunt. The car had the Evoluzione update and was painted in a red-and-white theme that mimicked Ferrari's Formula 1 car livery. The hammer price was short of the pre-sale estimate of $1,800,000 to $2,400,000, but the final price of $1,925,000 put it soundly within estimate. Very few FXXs have been resold, and the market is where a buyer and seller settle, but without the perks of the FXX programme, I put this one well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) 32 email: My Ferrari Enzo is beautiful, exotic, an absolute blast to drive—an F1 for the street. You think about where you want to be and you're there. With all the statistics about Scuderias and such, the driving experience of the Enzo is totally different. However, it's not a car you can take to the office or the supermarket or the mall, so I find its use restricted. I don't get to put too many miles on it, but it is great to take out and drive to the track. Sports Car Market

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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan High-End Ferrari Buyers Show up at Monterey Auctions showed a strong market for the highest-quality cars. Prices were market-correct for cars with modest histories, collectibility and condition This 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta brought a market-correct $4.6m enough buyers to absorb the sheer volume of high-dollar Ferraris to make the Monterey auctions a success? With record total Monterey sales of $138m in 2008, then down to $120m in 2009, would 2010 be a boom—or a bust? Now that the dust has settled, total sales are in at $172m, a whopping $52m increase I from 2009. These results blow away the most optimistic expectations. The buyers were there, and they brought their checkbooks. The results are even more impressive when compared with the traditionally higher Scottsdale auctions sales, which were $153m in 2008, $129m in 2009 and $121m earlier this year. Monterey's record sale figures were due to the remarkable volume of sales in the rarified air of seven-figure cars. Looking at the big picture, 43 cars were estimated at a million dollars or more, and 33 sold for a total of $84.4m—including commissions. That is a serious, unprecedented number. As for high-end Ferraris, 14 sold for over $1m, at a total of $36.5m with commis- sions. This year's Monterey auctions were simply the most successful group of auto auctions ever. The top-end sales As always, a few prices were record-breakers, a few iffy cars sold for all the money and most sales were market-correct. At the top end of the pecking order, Gooding sold the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Comp, s/n 1603 GT, for $7,260,000. From new with an alloy body, covered headlights, a full comp spec engine, an alloy-ribbed gearbox and disc brakes, this car had all the bells and whistles. There were four real bidders in the house. Two dropped out at around $6m, with the underbidder going all the way to $6.5m (before commission). For those who track long-term price trends, we sold this same California Spyder 34 n the run-up to this year's Monterey auctions, there was much concern in the dealer community because so many high-end Ferraris were about to go on the market. After the disastrous economy of 2009 and this year's tepid recovery, were there for $860k in 1992, so it was a pretty good long-term investment. Gooding also sold the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB SEFAC Hot Rod, s/n 2845 GT, for $6,105,000, a surprising amount in historian circles, as this Ferrari had its share of clouds in its past. RM had a strong weekend, selling the very elegant 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta, s/n 0416 AM, for $4,620,000. This is a great car at a strong—but marketcorrect—price. RM also sold the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder, s/n 1489, for just $2,612,500, but open headlight cars always sell well below those with covered headlights. And those that didn't sell Meanwhile, at the other end of the spreadsheet, the 1958 Ferrari 250 Pontoon Fender Testa Rossa, s/n 0738 TR, did not sell at a high bid of $10.7m. This car was sold new to Brazil, crashed and then rebodied as a coupe in Italy. Then the car returned to Brazil, where it became a derelict before going to England to be restored. In recent years, 0738 TR crashed very heavily in three historic races, and the car simply had too many stories to bring more money—at least on that night. At Mecum, the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB TdF Competizione Berlinetta, s/n 1321 GT, had no real bidding at anywhere near its current value. Simply put, the money wasn't in the room. However, it did bring a lot of attention to Mecum, which may have been the plan all along. Sports Car Market Photo: Tim Scott/Fluid Images ©2010 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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In the less-than-$1m market… In the less-than-$1m price range, 512 BBLM, s/n 26681, the first of the Silhouette BBLMs, sold for $880,000. This relatively low price was a clear market reaction to the demise of the Ferrari Historic series. Reflecting the shifting sands of time and taste, two early coachbuilt Ferraris did not break the $1m mark. The 1953 Ferrari 212 Vignale Coupe, s/n 0289 EU, sold for $654,500 at RM, and the 1949 Ferrari 166 Stabilimenti Farina Inter coupe 037S sold for $462,000, also at RM. While these cars are rare and unique “oneoff” early Ferraris, they are simply not a lot of fun to drive and have had little upside for years. Modern Ferrari sales In the more modern cars, RM sold the 2007 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione, s/n 142163, for $1,925,000, which is a lot of money for an ultra-high-end track toy. Bonhams sold the 1990 Ferrari F40, s/n 85416, for $386,500, which is a market-correct price for an average F40. Gooding sold the 1991 Ferrari F40, s/n 89216, for $583,000, which is a very strong price that reflects the quality of this F40 and the strength in the supercar market for exceptional examples. Flat prices at the bottom In the under-$500k price range, Gooding sold the 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4, s/n 14959, for $110,000. Bonhams sold the 512 BB, s/n 33799, for $94,770. And RM sold the 1993 512 TR, s/n 96657, for $88,000. These are market-correct prices. These bottom-end Ferraris sell well and are user friendly, but prices are flatlined. Strength at the top More than ever, Monterey demonstrated a strong and liquid market for the highest- quality cars. Prices were market-correct for those Ferraris with more modest histories, collectibility and condition. Monterey has evolved into a multi-podium stage, where quality counts and the middle- or bottom-level cars are not as common at RM, Gooding and Bonhams. The competition continues to grow among these three auction houses to bring the best cars to the Monterey weekend. Looking at the role of collector cars as a part of the overall economic climate, do these strong sale numbers defy the general overall economic climate? Do the strong sales indicate an economic recovery is beginning? Is there a move of capital to collectibles? Alas, my crystal ball was recalled for defects, just like Ferrari 458s, and I won't get it back from the shop for a few more months. What most would agree on is that there was no lack of bucks or buyers at Monterey, and the movement was in the top end. Some surmise that a lot of aging baby boomers may see this as a last chance to buy and enjoy really big cars. A lot of those buyers just don't worry about the relationship between the financial markets and the collector car market. Guys who buy million-dollar cars are worth far more than $10m, and guys who buy $5m cars are worth far more than $100m. Following four markets We have four diverging markets in the Ferrari world: The deep-pocket players are shifting some of their assets into high-quality collectibles, such as the best-of-the-best Enzo-era Ferraris, which are steadily moving up. The middle market, which is the $500k-to-$1m Enzo-era cars and the 288s, F40s, F50s and Enzos, is strong, but with token upside. The flat-to-down bottom market includes lower-tier Ferraris, such as the 308s and 328s. These cars go to players with fewer assets who are focused on preserving their cash. As for the Montezemolo-era cars, they only go down. A rising tide does not lift all boats equally. ♦ In the le the less-than-$1m market… In the less-than ess-than-$1m market… In the less-than-$1m price range, 512 BBLM, s/n 26681, the first of the Silhouette BBLMs, sold for $880,000. This relatively low price was a clear market reaction to the demise of the Ferrari Historic series. Reflecting the shifting sands of time and taste, two early coachbuilt Ferraris did not break the $1m mark. The 1953 Ferrari 212 Vignale Coupe, s/n 0289 EU, sold for $654,500 at RM, and the 1949 Ferrari 166 Stabilimenti Farina Inter coupe 037S sold for $462,000, also at RM. While these cars are rare and unique “one- off” early Ferraris, they are simply not a lot of fun to drive and have had little upside for years. Modern Ferrari sales In the more modern cars, RM sold the 2007 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione, s/n 142163, for $1,925,000, which is a lot of money for an ultra-high-end track toy. Bonhams sold the 1990 Ferrari F40, s/n 85416, for $386,500, which is a market-correct price for an average F40. Gooding sold the 1991 Ferrari F40, s/n 89216, for $583,000, which is a very strong price that reflects the quality of this F40 and the strength in the supercar market for exceptional examples. Flat prices at the bottom In the under-$500k price range, Gooding sold the 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4, s/n 14959, for $110,000. Bonhams sold the 512 BB, s/n 33799, for $94,770. And RM sold the 1993 512 TR, s/n 96657, for $88,000. These are market-correct prices. These bottom-end Ferraris sell well and are user friendly, but prices are flatlined. Strength at the top More than ever, Monterey demonstrated a strong and liquid market for the highest- quality cars. Prices were market-correct for those Ferraris with more modest histo- ries, collectibility and condition. Monterey has evolved into a multi-podium stage, where quality counts and the middle- or bottom-level cars are not as common at RM, Gooding and Bonhams. The competition continues to grow among these three auction houses to bring the best cars to the Monterey weekend. Looking at the role of collector cars as a part of the overall economic climate, do these strong sale numbers defy the general overall economic climate? Do the strong sales indicate an economic recovery is beginning? Is there a move of capital to col- lectibles? Alas, my crystal ball was recalled for defects, just like Ferrari 458s, and I won't get it back from the shop for a few more months. What most would agree on is that there was no lack of bucks or buyers at Monterey, and the movement was in the top end. Some surmise that a lot of aging baby boomers may see this as a last chance to buy and enjoy really big cars. A lot of those buyers just don't worry about the relationship between the financial markets and the collector car market. Guys who buy million-dollar cars are worth far more than $10m, and guys who buy $5m cars are worth far more than $100m. Following four markets We have four diverging markets in the Ferrari world: The deep-pocket players are shifting some of their assets into high-quality collectibles, such as the best-of-the-best Enzo-era Ferraris, which are steadily moving up. The middle market, which is the $500k-to-$1m Enzo-era cars and the 288s, F40s, F50s and Enzos, is strong, but with token upside. The flat-to-down bottom market includes lower-tier Ferraris, such as the 308s and 328s. These cars go to players with fewer assets who are focused on preserving their cash. As for the Montezemolo-era cars, they only go down. A rising tide does not lift all boats equally. ♦ November November 2010 n the less-than-$1 the less-than-$1m market… In the less-than-$1m price range, 512 BBLM, s/n 26681, the first of the Silhouette BBLMs, sold for $880,000. This relatively low price was a clear market reaction to the demise of the Ferrari Historic series. Reflecting the shifting sands of time and taste, two early coachbuilt Ferraris did not break the $1m mark. The 1953 Ferrari 212 Vignale Coupe, s/n 0289 EU, sold for $654,500 at RM, and the 1949 Ferrari 166 Stabilimenti Farina Inter coupe 037S sold for $462,000, also at RM. While these cars are rare and unique “one- off” early Ferraris, they are simply not a lot of fun to drive and have had little upside for years. Modern Ferrari sales In the more modern cars, RM sold the 2007 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione, s/n 142163, for $1,925,000, which is a lot of money for an ultra-high-end track toy. Bonhams sold the 1990 Ferrari F40, s/n 85416, for $386,500, which is a market-correct price for an average F40. Gooding sold the 1991 Ferrari F40, s/n 89216, for $583,000, which is a very strong price that reflects the quality of this F40 and the strength in the supercar market for exceptional examples. Flat prices at the bottom In the under-$500k price range, Gooding sold the 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4, s/n 14959, for $110,000. Bonhams sold the 512 BB, s/n 33799, for $94,770. And RM sold the 1993 512 TR, s/n 96657, for $88,000. These are market-correct prices. These bottom-end Ferraris sell well and are user friendly, but prices are flatlined. Strength at the top More than ever, Monterey demonstrated a strong and liquid market for the highest- quality cars. Prices were market-correct for those Ferraris with more modest histo- ries, collectibility and condition. Monterey has evolved into a multi-podium stage, where quality counts and the middle- or bottom-level cars are not as common at RM, Gooding and Bonhams. The competition continues to grow among these three auction houses to bring the best cars to the Monterey weekend. Looking at the role of collector cars as a part of the overall economic climate, do these strong sale numbers defy the general overall economic climate? Do the strong sales indicate an economic recovery is beginning? Is there a move of capital to col- lectibles? Alas, my crystal ball was recalled for defects, just like Ferrari 458s, and I won't get it back from the shop for a few more months. What most would agree on is that there was no lack of bucks or buyers at Monterey, and the movement was in the top end. Some surmise that a lot of aging baby boomers may see this as a last chance to buy and enjoy really big cars. A lot of those buyers just don't worry about the relationship between the financial markets and the collector car market. Guys who buy million-dollar cars are worth far more than $10m, and guys who buy $5m cars are worth far more than $100m. Following four markets We have four diverging markets in the Ferrari world: The deep-pocket players are shifting some of their assets into high-quality collectibles, such as the best-of-the-best Enzo-era Ferraris, which are steadily moving up. The middle market, which is the $500k-to-$1m Enzo-era cars and the 288s, F40s, F50s and Enzos, is strong, but with token upside. The flat-to-down bottom market includes lower-tier Ferraris, such as the 308s and 328s. These cars go to players with fewer assets who are focused on preserving their cash. As for the Montezemolo-era cars, they only go down. A rising tide does not lift all boats equally. ♦ November 2010 35 35

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English Profile 1937 Jaguar SS100 The new cars were assembled from parts from many suppliers, and they might have looked more hand-finished than this piece of perfection by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1936-40 Number produced: 116 Original list price: $1,793 in 1939 SCM valuation: $250,000-$370,000 Tune-up cost: $200 Distributor cap: $70 Chassis #: Right side chassis rail, behind leaf spring mount and in line with starter motor Engine #: Top rear right side of block on raised boss Club: Jaguar Drivers' Club Ltd. Jaguar House, 18 Stuart Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2S More: www.jaguardriver.co.uk Alternatives: 1934 Triumph Dolomite, 1936-40 BMW 328 roadster, 1948-49 Jaguar XK120 aluminum roadster Chassis #: 39002 T his absolutely stunning SS100 stands today as what must be the finest example anywhere in the world. The quality and detail of its restoration rivals the finest ever performed on any motorcar. With the aim of presenting the car at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the ultimate goal of the restoration was to set a new standard of detail and finish when restoring the highly original, matching-numbers example. The work was undertaken by respected marque authority JD Classics, located outside London. Handsomely presented in its original black livery with navy blue leather, the car still retains its original U.K. registration number CKV 666. The car was originally ordered by Captain John P. Black, the managing director of the Standard Motor Company, Ltd., a company that manufactured the engine and other major components for SS Cars Ltd. Captain Black specified the black paint and the non-standard blue leather interior which was an extra-cost option. For reasons unknown, the Captain never took delivery of the SS100 and it was subsequently sold to a Mr. Bellhouse of New York, who is considered to be the first owner. Research has uncovered a few additional owners from the car's early history: T Hecht and G Daigh, both from Georgia, then reportedly SS Roberts. Later the car came to be in the collection of Don Williams of Blackhawk. In 1988, it was acquired by the Rosso Bianco Collection in Germany before finally coming to the present owner in 2006. The exceptional restoration, which included docu- menting correct parts and components down to the smallest detail, was performed with months of collective research. As an example of the efforts that were taken, the wiring loom, while barely visible, was carefully researched for correctness and it was discovered that the 36 original wire used in these cars had a chevron pattern in the braid for the trace color. This wire has not been produced for decades, so rather than use concoursacceptable cloth-insulated wire, 20 meters of each color combination necessary to complete the wiring loom was custom braided and made into the wiring harness. Most of this wire is under wrapping or is housed within conduit, but on close inspection, it presents just as when the car left the factory. The windshield wiper motor is extremely rare and is correct for the car. The armature was rewound and the intricate linkage needed to make the wipers function from a pivot point at the bottom of the windshield, as is proper, had to be made and painstakingly adjusted to work without fault. The black paint on this superb automobile borders on perfection. The scores of louvers in the bonnet have been perfectly prepared, painted, sanded and polished, representing the truly stunning standard of restoration and hundreds of hours spent on the bonnet alone. It is, without a doubt, one of the greatest restoration efforts ever lavished on an automobile. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 24, sold for $1,045,000 at Gooding & Co's auction at Pebble Beach on May 16, against an estimate of $750,000 to $950,000. As the catalog asserts, the SS100 has taken its place among the greatest automotive designs. The long hood, low stance, sweeping fenders, large headlights, cutdown doors, folding windshield and wire wheels blend intoxicatingly to create the quintessential British roadster. And the SS had the go to match its spot-on looks. With its low weight and 125 horsepower from the 3,485cc, dual-carburetor, straight-6 engine, a 100-mph top 1939 SS100 3 1/2-Liter Lot 154, s/n 49057 Condition 2Sold at $279,285 Bonhams, Paris Retromobile, 2/7/09 SCM#119713 Sports Car Market 1939 SS100 3 1/2-Liter Lot 355 s/n 39087 Condition 2 Sold at $325,185 Bonhams, Goodwood, UK 7/3/09 SCM#120949 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1938 SS100 3 1/2-Liter Lot 553, s/n 39032 Condition 2+ Sold at $341,000 RM Auctions, Monterey CA, 8/15/ 09 SCM#142119 Photos by A. Moyer © 2010 couresy of Gooding & Company

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speed was achieved, which was breathtaking for the time—and led to the car's SS100 name. This is the model that re- ally laid the foundations of Jaguar's sporty, slightly raffish image. The car also had solid competition results (in rallying) and achingly perfect style. Astonishingly, proving the SS100 was no flash in the style pan, designer William Lyons pulled off the same trick twice more, with the XK120 and the E-type. Both of those cars captivated enthusiasts with their glamour and go in the same way their elder sister—the SS100—did more than 70 years ago. The best of the best This SS100 is considered one of the best, if not the best, example in the world. The going rate for good condition SS100s has held steady at around $300,000 in the past couple of years, with Bonhams shifting a very tidy example in Paris in February 2009 for $279,285 and then selling another tidy—but not quite perfect—car twice in England later in 2009 for $289,275, and then for $325,185, once its new owners realized there was a little more work needed than they were willing to tackle. The sterling prices were identical at both sales, by the way, and the difference is down to exchange rates. A decade before, the going rate for a nice SS was half that, and three years ago top cars were fetching up to $400k. So what made this car worth almost three times the norm? A combination of things: First, it's probably the best SS in the world, due to a perfect restoration that, if it can be faulted, is maybe a little too immaculate. As SCM's John Stein, who viewed the car, said: “It appeared truly faultless. The enduring memory is of dozens, if not hundreds, of perfectly chromed components offset by perfect black paint.” In reality, when the cars were new, they were assembled from parts from many different suppliers, and might well have looked a bit more hand-finished than this homogenized piece of perfection. As a pointer to this restoration's almost ludicrous attention to detail, consider this. The stone-protecting mesh screen over the radiator and lights has a half-inch pitch, which is 12.7 mm per square. Although mesh of both 12 mm and 13 mm were available, special material was woven at 12.7 mm just for this car. Some might say life is too short, but that's the level of perfection the owner and restorer were aiming for, and they hit the bull's-eye. Next, it is the oldest surviving 3 1/2-Liter SS of the 116 3 1/2-Liter cars built, which adds substantial cachet. And it was in its original color. Apart from that further adding value to any collector car, it just so happens to be the perfect hue for an SS, as black suits these roadsters better than too-flashy red, although Ivory/Old English White runs a close second. A glittering concours career All of this car's glamour has been pumped hard, pub- lically. This SS100 had a high-profile recent history since the painstaking restoration, and if you were aiming to sell the oldest and best in the world, showing it at the globe's top car events isn't a bad way to market it. Its concours career started at the 2008 Jaguar Drivers' Club meet at Highclere Castle, England, which started a run of numerous best of show awards. It made November 2010 its American debut with a class win in the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance—just after completing the Tour d'Elegance. In 2010, it was chosen to appear on the Jaguar stand at the Geneva Motor Show, where it was encased in a mirrored glass vestibule, under theatrical lighting, to celebrate Jaguar's 75th anniversary. So this is perfection. But back in the real world, even with all the above taken into consideration, this car was extremely well sold at more than twice the price of a near-perfect example. The car was even better sold when you consider there was still 2.5% import duty to pay if it were to remain in the U.S., which took the total price nearer to $1.1m. Hats off to Gooding. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Co.) Seat Time Adam Lindemann, via email: I bought my SS100 3 1/2-Liter last summer at the Monterey sales. It was a lark for me, as I only had owned Italian sports cars. I thought a throwback to pre-war days would give me the thrill I couldn't get driving supercars at legal speed limits. How right I was. The SS100 is thrilling and terrifying. It's fast and handles well—until you hit a bump and realize you have solid axles and 1930s technology. It's like a 4-wheel motorcycle. I've sold all my Italians and gone British RHD all the way, with an Aston Martin DB4 and other twinkles in my eye. Lindemann's SS100 Roy Bergman, via email: Between about 1961 and early 1963, during my 14th and 15th years but already a long-time motorhead, a friend's father rented or loaned a garage to a gentleman for storage of his 1938 Jaguar SS100. While I doubt that the year of production matters all that much, my experience might not quite qualify. Knowing what this car was from reading any early car magazines we could find (Sports Cars Illustrated, Road & Track, MotorSport, Canada Track & Traffic) my friend Paul and I would slip into the unlocked garage (now, there's a concept) and “do laps” from behind the wheel of the SS100. The huge hood, little wind screen, the exotic-to-us, twine-wrapped steering wheel, right-hand drive/left-hand shift and open fenders drew me to sports cars and road racing when I was in danger of going another way and becoming a hot rodder. I've marshaled, crewed, competed, organized and been a steward at hundreds of sports car events over the last 50 years. Since Paul and I never had the keys, we only actually saw and heard the burgundy SS100 a few times when the owner showed up and we were there. I got to know him many years later, and we spoke of his car. Turns out he knew about Paul and me. We didn't screw up, not at all. He was just delighted by our interest. I have owned and currently own a whole lot of sports cars, but I still remember the feel behind the wheel of the SS100. We had the Sounds of Sebring ‘58 album, so we took turns lapping there, as we had a rough idea what it might sound like. Today we'd just watch YouTube. I would later learn that it wasn't exactly a Jaguar, but rather a Super Swallow. Granted, there were several MGs, a 1962 Corvette and a powder blue TR3 also at fault, but the SS100 was definitely a major influence in keeping me from turning to the dark side. So, while I can't really say I drove a 1938 Jaguar SS100, I can say that one drove me into a lifelong affair with what it represents. Thanks for bringing it all back. George Giese, Portland, OR: Of all the Jaguars I've ever owned, the 1938 SS100 was the only one that even approached having enough reliability to be used regularly! Unfortunately, the steering was loosey-goosey, the wire wheels spindly, the braking was by suggestion only . . . needless to say, it was not a fun car to drive. Not at all like a Bentley from the same time period. Sorry, I can't provide the chassis number and I can't seem to find any photos on my computer! 37

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Speciale Teardrop Decried by some as vulgar when new—the British press notably nicknamed the coachwork “Phony and Flashy”—time has been kind to Figoni's work by Simon Kidston Details Years produced: 1937-1939 Number produced: 14 Original list price: FFr 105,000 ($2,635) for an SS chassis in 1939, plus FFr 60,000 ($1,506) for the body SCM valuation: $3.5m to $4.5m Tune-up cost: $2,000 Distributor cap: $1,000 Chassis #: Plate on firewall, plus various hidden locations Engine #: Timing case on front of motor Club info: None found Alternatives: 1936-37 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante, 1937-39 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900, 1936-37 Mercedes-Benz 500/540K Special Roadster SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 90034 inches longer than the SS. In the world of important French cars, provenance is second only to design, and 90034 stands as one of the best of the Teardrops, having a continuous history from new, a commendable and unique competition record, and no history of fire, accident or deterioration. First owner Antoine Schumann was killed while W serving in the French army. The next owner was Freddy Damman, who entered the Lago Speciale for the 1948 24 Hours of Spa, taking 1st in class. The Talbot remained with the Damman family until 1979. It then passed through the ownership of industrialist Michel Seydoux before being sold at auction in 1981. The purchaser was an avid motoring enthusiast who retained the Lago Speciale for 23 years. The next owner fell in love with the car at first sight. An avid collector of important cars, he intended to restore it for Pebble Beach or to display as a piece of fine art. On a previous road test in 2005, the Talbot proved to be an absolute delight to drive. That year, 90034 joined the collection of the late Mr. John O'Quinn, who embarked on a comprehensive restoration following his successful purchase. Without argument, it truly remains one of the most stunning cars in the world today. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 359, sold for $4,620,000 at RM's Sporting Classics of Monterey Auction on August 14, 2010. “Les Grands Couturiers de la Carrosserie 38 hile all Teardrops were quite unique, chassis 90034 may well be the most unique of all. It is the only example built on the longer Lago Speciale chassis—some 11.8 Automobile,” translated loosely as “Great Fashion Designers of Automobile Coachwork,” is how the Parisian firm of Figoni & Falaschi promoted themselves in 1930s high society. Italian-born expatriate Giuseppe Figoni's coachbuilding shop had humble origins in the Parisian suburb of Boulogne-sur-Seine, but the proximity of the nearby Longchamp race course and an airfield brought him into contact with a wealthy clientele who were soon commissioning entire bodies rather than mere repairs. Figoni's stylish designs saw ever more prestigious chassis entrusted to him until Ovidio Falaschi, a wealthy Tuscan businessman with a passion for beautiful motorcars, proposed a partnership. It was 1935, and from now until the outbreak of World War II the newly formed Figoni & Falaschi would become the enfant terrible of European coachbuilding, and their distinctive triangular badge graced some of the most daring, extravagant and impractical designs ever to grace a motor car chassis. Two of these have since entered legend. The fully spatted open Delahaye shown at the 1936 Paris Salon, also known as the Geo Ham roadster (although the artist's claim to a hand in the design was dismissed in a 1937 court case), took inspiration from aeronautical practice, even including a vestigial fin cresting the tail. Following this, and perhaps even more representa- tive of Figoni's style, came an equally dramatic and stylized coupe on a Talbot-Lago chassis: the Goutte d'Eau, or teardrop. Described by historian Richard Adatto, whom I thank for his help in researching this article, as: “A riot of curves from one end to the other, with barely a straight line in sight.” Topped off with chrome flashes 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Teardrop coupe Lot 29, s/n 90117 Condition 1- Sold at $3,905,000 Gooding, Palm Beach, Florida, 1/22/06 SCM# 40544 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Speciale Teardrop coupe Lot 251, s/n 90034 Condition 3 Sold at $3,685,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, 8/19/05 SCM# 39199 1937 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Teardrop coupe Lot 23, s/n 90105 Condition 4 Sold at $3,520,000 Gooding, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1/17/09 SCM# 119116 Sports Car Market Photos: Darin Schnabel ©2010 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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and exuberant colors, Teardrop coupes invariably caused a sensation when debuting at pre-war concours d'elegance, usually paired with a glamorous model in a matching outfit for maximum effect. Decried by some as vulgar when new—the British press notably nicknamed the coachwork “Phony and Flashy”—time has been kind to Figoni's work. Patronized in their heyday by the likes of playboy racing driver, Olympic bobsledder and sometime Figoni agent Freddy McEvoy, a Standard Oil heiress and an Indian Maharani, the Goutte d'Eau coupes then fell into oblivion for years. But today they're the darlings of the car-collecting universe. Just 17 were built, three of them on the less-expensive T23 “Baby” chassis, and a further four slightly less-flamboyant interpretations are attributed to rival coachbuilder Marcel Pourtout. It's all about looks—and being seen In 2010, you need to be a serious collector—read “very deep pockets”— to own an original Teardrop coupe. If any car comes close to art, this is it. Arguably none other, except perhaps Bugatti's Type 57SC Atlantic, has such sculptural quality. Don't ask what they're like to drive—that's never been the point. What's underneath is solidly engineered but nothing as sophisticated as, say, an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 from the same period. With Figoni's creations, it's the “wow” look you're buying, a shot at Best of Show in any world-class concours and the kudos that come with owning an icon. This car is not something to throw around country lanes or alpine passes. That tells you why these cars are so special. Now let's translate that into hard numbers. Fourteen Teardrop coupes were built with the big T150 (4-liter, 6-cylinder) motor, and all survive, although one was reported stolen in 2001. All, except this car, are on the shorter chassis. This shorter and sportier (and, to most people, more desirable) chassis is usually referred to as the SS, or Super Sport. Our feature Teardrop is the only car built on the long chassis, also known as the Speciale. The car was quoted in period as having 140 horsepower compared to the SS's 165 to 170 horsepower, which translated into a top speed of 106 mph versus 115 mph. The Speciale also weighed 638 pounds more than the SS. The Teardrop body style varies too. Three of them, including the first one built, have an indent in the profile of the tail—a “notchback”—if you like, and were named “Jeancart” after the man who commissioned that first car. The remaining bodies are known as the “New York” style and have a smooth tail line. A Jeancart Teardrop took Best of Show at Pebble in 1997, but the New York is arguably more striking. A sudden spate of Teardrops As is often the way, very few Teardrops ever appeared at auction until this car paved the way for a spate of sales when it broke cover at RM's Monterey event in August 2005. As it had spent the past decade languishing in Geneva's International Automobile Museum, where I'd held countless auctions in my Bonhams days, I know a little about its background. A savvy local investor bought it in 2005 from its aging, long-term French owner. After a quick freshening, it was dispatched to RM that summer where it exceeded all expectations, selling for $3.7m to the late John O'Quinn. To put this into context, just two days later Christie's sold a T150C-SS short chassis, New York Teardrop—to most collectors a more desirable combination—for $3.5m at Pebble Beach. In January 2006, Gooding sold another T150C-SS New York Teardrop—this one with Le Mans history—for $3.9m (this car was also the 2010 Villa d'Este Best of Show winner). Latecomers to the party, Bonhams offered another New York Teardrop in August 2006—it was the ex-Rob Walker, so it had a good history—but this one failed at $2.8m. Time to pause for more buyers to appear, and when Gooding reoffered the ex-Christie's T150C-SS (not driven since purchase in 2005) last January in Scottsdale, it sold for $3.5m, so there was no change in four years. An artful investment? The long chassis O'Quinn car was restored for him after purchase and shown at Pebble Beach, where it failed to win or place. Therefore—preservation advocates turn away now—it was immediately restored again at his order. In between, Mr. O'Quinn left us, and his estate asked RM to sell the car. Love them or hate them (I'm a fan), these Teardrops are the Fabergé Eggs of car collecting. At the current time, I'd have to call this particular one well sold—but given how blue-chip collectibles as a group are doing, we may simply have seen someone making an astute buy, in the long-term perspective. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) Seat Time-1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Chip Connor, via email: My car, 90104, is one of the Talbot-Lago Teardrops built in the “Jeancart” style, with a notched, elongated rear that I find quite beautiful. It is on the shorter wheelbase, as were most Teardrops. The RM car was on the longer wheelbase. The overarching appeal of the car is its absolutely poetic beauty, it is naturally aerodynamic, and is not derivative of any shape that came before. The car, overall, is more comfortable to drive than the Bugatti 57S, largely because it fits me better. The interior is very space efficient. Steering is wonderful for the period, better in my view than the Bugatti, but the brakes are just average. The car is equipped with a Wilson preselector gearbox, a unit that objectively would seem out of place in a high-performance car, given its weight and mass, but which in practice actually works quite well—assuming one accepts the disproportionately heavy clutch that must simultaneously engage the clutch and preselector. On balance, the 57S feels more nimble and alive, in part due to its smooth, conventional 4-speed transmission, but over any distance I'd take the Teardrop. November 2010 39

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German Profile 1972-73 Porsche 917 Interserie Spyder Steve McQueen was “The Man” for a generation, and racing through the night in a blue 917 became the holy grail of many fevered imaginations by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1969-71 Number produced: 32 FIA coupes (24 still exist) Original list price: DM 160,000 (about $40,000) SCM Valuation: $2m to $4m Cost per hour to race: $1,500 Chassis #: Tag on frame at right side engine compartment Engine #: On block near rear distributor Club: 917 Chassis Registry More: http://962.com/registry/917 Alternatives: 1970 Ferrari 512S or 512M, 1968 Porsche 908, 1969 Ford GT40 SCM Investment grade: A Comps Chassis numbers: 917-026 (pre Le Mans 1970), 917-031 (post Le Mans 1970) Ferrari and their 5-liter, V12 Ferrari 512s. The Porsches proved dominant, and their 917K coupes played a major role in securing for the Stuttgart marque a hat trick of World Championship titles during 1969-71. The Porsche 917 is plainly too well known and understood to require a detailed introduction here. Suffice it to say that it is the iconic Porsche model which gave this legendary marque its first overall race victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car's performance, despite the 917 design's age of over 40 years, will, as one past world champion said, “…still take the crease out of your trousers.” Broadly speaking, after the 1969 prototype cars had O been developed to true competitive race worthiness, Porsche produced six variants of the 917. The first to shine with its cutback rear deck and short tail was the 917 Kurz (short)—popularly known as the 917K—on which guise the chassis now offered here first appeared at the 1970 Le Mans. At least two former endurance racing 917K coupes were cut down and fitted with ultralightweight Spyder bodywork and naturally aspirated engines. This particular car offered here—1970 chassis serial ‘026'—was one of these cars and is offered here in contemporary Interserie racing configuration. The car was acquired by the Chandon family in France, from whom it was purchased by Michael Amalfitano in 1987. Mr. Amalfitano commissioned the team at Gunnar Racing to perform extensive body and chassis restoration during 2006-07. The chassis 40 ver three tumultuous seasons of World Championship endurance racing, Porsche's 4.5-liter—and later 4.9 and 5.0-liter—917s fought a no-holds-barred battle with Fiat- was crack-tested for safety, with the goal of returning 026/031 to the track. As offered here, we are advised that the car is equipped with a 5.4-liter version of the naturally aspirated, air-cooled, flat-12 cylinder engine, offering some 630 horsepower in a road-racing projectile weighing around 1,600 lbs. This mouth-watering example of one of the rarest of Porsche 917 series models has a well-understood and very respectable racing history in its Interserie Spyder form. It also offers a new owner the most attractive prospect of relatively easy restoration into its original Le Mans endurance racing coupe form, as campaigned by the dominant and most revered World Championship team of that extraordinary era. It represents, in essence, a high-water mark of motor racing history as one of the greatest racing cars of all time. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 236, sold for $3,967,000 at the Bonhams & Butterfields Quail Lodge auction on August 12, 2010. Throughout the heroic eras of motor racing, when it was still a blood sport with larger-than-life drivers and cars that could and did kill them, each distinct period had iconic images that captured everyone's imagination: Tazio Nuvolari in the 1930 Mille Miglia with an 8C Alfa; Stirling Moss and “Jenks” in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR at the 1955 Mille; and Phil Hill in a Ferrari Testa Rossa at the 1958 Le Mans are examples of every gearhead's fantasy of what racing is really about. Probably the most intense and widely shared of these fantasy images is Steve McQueen driving a blueand-orange Gulf/Porsche 917 in the movie “Le Mans.” 1971 Porsche 917 Interserie Spyder Lot 271, s/n 917-01-021 Condition 3+ Sold at $863,500 RM Auctions, Monterey, 8/19/05 SCM# 39215 1970 Porsche 917K Lot 450, s/n 917-022 Condition 3+ Sold at $1,320,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, 8/18/00 SCM# 29086 1972 Porsche 917/10 Can-Am Lot 519, s/n 91710015 Condition 4+ Sold at $579,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/18/06 SCM# 42612 Sports Car Market Photos: Simon Clay ©2010 Courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields

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Raquel Welch and Farrah Fawcett may have sold more posters in those days, but Steve McQueen was “The Man” for a whole generation of aspiring adrenaline junkies, and racing through the night and rain in a blue 917 became the holy grail of our fevered imaginations. The 917 coupes were effectively obsolete by 1972, and McQueen left our world in 1980, but the image and its lingering impact seems to have only grown. Dangerous early cars The story of the Porsche 917 is too well known to spend much time on here, except to note an interesting sidelight. Though the 917 has become known as one of the greatest racing cars of all time, the original Porsche 917 as presented to the FIA and raced in 1969 was a truly terrible and dangerous racing car. Porsche had designed the body to minimize drag, but in the process had created an aerodynamically unstable and lift-prone shape that was almost uncontrollable at high speed. Fingers were pointed at the aluminum tube chassis, the suspension, and the fact that it had stupid amounts of horsepower for its size as likely culprits, but no changes seemed to help much. In the early days the factory drivers wouldn't race them and Porsche had to hire outsiders in order to field the cars. At least one (John Woolfe at Le Mans in 1969) died in the process. For 1970, Porsche recruited the John Wyer/Gulf Oil organization as the official factory team, and engineer John Horsman decided to try sacrificing drag in favor of downforce by creating the high, flat tail section that now defines the 917K shape. The revised aerodynamics immediately solved the instability problems, and the 917K became one of the most dominant endurance racing cars in history. Interestingly, with no other substantial changes, the 917K is now considered an absolute baby carriage to race. The car is easy, comfortable, and predictable in virtually all circumstances— despite what is still considered insane amounts of horsepower on tap. Once just weapons Though all 917s, and the coupes in particular, are now considered iconic treasures, at the time they were just weapons for a battle, and Porsche was notoriously unsentimental about them. In fact, Porsche burned up several old 917s to train fire teams. When Chassis 026 was damaged on lap 50 of the 1970 Le Mans, it was shipped back to the factory, where it was set aside and replaced with Chassis 031. In the pre-European Union days, shipping cars around Europe was a major hassle requiring carnets (effectively a passport with a bond for value) for each car. It was easier to switch chassis numbers than deal with carnets, so Chassis #31 became #26 and vice versa. Though this is a bit confusing, it was a common practice at the time and well documented. Chassis #26 (ex #31) continued on as a Gulf/Wyer car through the 1971 Le Mans, where it finished 2nd. The chassis that crashed in 1970 (now #31) sat at Porsche awaiting repair. As it turned out, both chassis got converted into Spyder configuration for the Interserie (Europe's version of our Can Am series) in late 1971 and raced there with little distinction before being retired. November 2010 41 Chassis #26 was restored back to its 1971 Le Mans bodywork and livery, while the subject car remained a Spyder. Amalfitano recognized the value of having a coupe, and accumulated all the bits to convert it back, but he left 031 a Spyder because driving an open car was more fun. Gulf/Wyer cars After remaining very stable through the 1990s, the value of 917s caught fire about five years ago, and coupes now run from about $3 million for a ‘bitsa' to prob- ably $7 million or more for an ultimate one—if you could find anyone who would sell. In apparent tribute to McQueen and the iconography of the movie, the Gulf/Wyer cars are easily the most desirable—even over the Porsche Salzburg and Martini team cars with more wins on their resume. I know of 917K owners who passed up good deals on those cars while waiting to get their hands on a “blue” car, and, except for history and color, they're identical. Go figure. I have it on good authority that the buyer of this car did so primarily because of the Gulf history at Le Mans. The buyer intends to convert it back into a blueand-orange K coupe. Whether the buyer also bought the conversion package that was separately offered (Lot 209, $182,000) or will go it alone, the conversion will probably cost $400,000. That makes the true end cost close to $4.4 million. It may be the only way to own a real Gulf/Wyer 917K that ran when they filmed the movie, though, and in today's market the ghost of “The King of Cool” assigns a lot of value. I'd say fairly bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.)

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American Profile 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible This car could scare the unmentionable out of the small-bore Eurocentric entries in tours, or it could graduate summa cum outlandish from other events by John L. Stein with Michael Pierce Details Years produced: 1967 Number produced: 20 Original list price: $5,188.65 SCM Valuation: $1,200,000-$2,000,000 Tune-up cost: $500 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis #: Cross brace under glove box Engine #: On block in front of right cylinder head Club: National Corvette Restorers Society 6291 Day Road Cincinnati, OH 45252 More: www.ncrs.org Alternatives: 1973 Ferrari Daytona Spyder, 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra, 1956 Jaguar XK-SS SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 194677SI09097 I n 1965, Zora Arkus-Duntov's Corvette Engineering Group began developing the new 427 Mark IV engine for use in the Corvette as a full-bore endurance-racing engine, and in 1967 their work came to fruition in the form of the RPO L88. Incorporating a forged and Tufftride-treated steel crank, forged rods, 12.5:1 pistons, aluminum heads, a radical solid-lifter cam and a single Holley 850 atop an aluminum intake manifold, the L88 was a formidable power plant. Rated at a paltry 430 horsepower, it could be tuned to approach 600 horsepower. Packaged with the requisite M22 “rock-crusher” four-speed, special heavy-duty power brakes, F41 suspension and bulletproof Positraction rear end, it gave the Corvette almost boundless potential in competition. The L88 instantly established its racing dominance with this Tuxedo Black 1967 convertible, the first regular production L88 Corvette built. Ordered by Tony DeLorenzo Jr., son of GM Public Relations executive Anthony G. DeLorenzo, it was delivered to Hanley Dawson Chevrolet in Detroit, who also supplied the young DeLorenzo with the equipment and financial backing necessary to mount a campaign in SCCA A Production racing. Delivered into the Hanley shop directly from the transporter, the car was immediately prepped to A Production specs and entered in its first event at Wilmot Hills, WI, which it won going away. At the next event at Elkhart Lake, the car's 155-mph 42 top speed was such a shock to DeLorenzo Sr., who was watching from the pit straight, that it was two years before he would attend another of his son's races. That successful first season qualified the car for the SCCA Runoffs at Daytona Beach, where some of DeLorenzo's strongest competitors were eliminated in an early, multi-car wreck, which he avoided before driving to a 2nd-place finish behind the Cobra 427 of Dick Smith. DeLorenzo next raced the L88 successfully through the 1968 season, after which it was sold and additionally campaigned for over a decade, culminating in the 1982 Canadian Road Race Championship. It was then retired from the track and expertly restored to its original configuration, earning multiple NCRS Top Flight and Duntov awards, Bloomington Gold certification, and a coveted spot in the Bloomington Gold Special Collection. In 2003, the car was returned to its 1967 SCCA runoffs configuration for the Monterey Historic Automobile Races, where it was reunited with its first owner for one more race. Of the 20 L88s sold in 1967, only 14 examples are believed to still exist today. As the earliest surviving factory-ordered car with an impressive racing career, this is certainly one of the most historically significant of these L88s. Freshly restored to concours standards, this L88 convertible certainly qualifies as the centerpiece of any Corvette collection, a premiere example of the most powerful and dominant production racer of its era. 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible Lot 683, s/n 194679S720278 Condition 3+ Sold at $169,560 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/22/04 SCM# 32419 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible Lot 270, s/n 1946775109097 Condition 1 Not sold at $1,550,000 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/19/07 SCM# 44077 1969 Chevrolet Corvette COPO L88 convertible Lot S142, s/n 194679S721688 Condition 3Sold at $323,300 Mecum, Kissimmee, FL, 1/22/09 SCM# 119399 Sports Car Market Photos: Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

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SCM Analysis This car, Lot S125, sold for $1,325,000 at the Mecum auction in Monterey, CA on August 14, 2010. The buyer of this audacious Corvette was completely and totally justified in spend- ing more than the GDP of Somalia on it. That's because it had all of the right things going for it—and no stories. It was a factory-ordered car, and furthermore the first production L88 built. Sent directly to the race-sponsoring dealer, it went straight into the A Production wars, won at the hands of a noted driver, and most importantly, survived. Time has also proven the L88 to be the zenith of Sting Ray performance acumen and legend. Altogether, this means the L88—and this one in particular—will be locked in a freeze frame of magnificence forever. This Corvette was probably built on January 26, 1967 and it is hugely documented. In the Chevrolet sales literature, the L88 was rated at 430 horsepower at 3,000 rpm to convince most buyers to instead order the 435 horsepower L71 engine. The thunderous L88s actually sported 560 horsepower at 6,500 rpm—right off the showroom floor. Why did Chevrolet fudge the facts on the L88? They wanted to make sure L88 Corvettes didn't fall into the clutches of dangerously inexperienced drivers. The L88s were all race cars. They required 110-octane fuel at a minimum. They did not have radiator fan shrouds; the Holley 850 double pumper came without a choke. They will almost always overheat if they are not running hard and moving a great deal of air through their '65 Corvette 396/425 radiators. They could not be ordered with a heater or a radio. The greatest value of this car is probably the provenance, clear and simple. It has been totally restored to its original form and function using as many N.O.S. parts and pieces as could be procured. It is an excellent, matching-numbers example of what it was the day it was delivered to first owner Hanley Dawson. The original and subsequent owners are still alive. There are hundreds of documents, photographs and memorabilia detailing race entries, wins in various places, invoices for work to repair, replace, rebuild, restore and re-body. After all, this was a RACE car. Things got broken, blown up and crashed. There are practical benefits to owning this particular car. Should the new owner choose, its provenance will certainly grant it acceptance at virtually any racing event worldwide where such cars compete, such as the Goodwood Revival. It could likewise scare the unmentionable out of the small-bore Eurocentric entries in any vintage tour it was eligible for. Or the car could graduate summa cum outlandish from events like the Woodward Dream Cruise. And if plastic flyers should grace the green at Pebble Beach in the future, this Tuxedo Black roadster is already dressed for the occasion. From an economic standpoint, it's interesting to note the enormous difference that a single model year can make in the value of L88s. Fundamentally, the 1967 C2 L88 and 1968-69 C3 L88s were identical, save for the different body designs that separated the two generations. Twenty 1967 L88s were built, compared to 80 for 1968 and 116 for 1969. But the value difference is on the order of 5:1 in favor of the 1967 model. It proves again that the seminal Corvette, insofar as collector values are concerned, is still the mid-year Sting Ray, along with the first-generation solid axles. When Dad told you to only buy the best, this is what he was talking about. Whoever stepped up for this L88 learned their lessons well. Wisely bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Mecum.) Seat Time Tom Marucci, via email: I have owned my 1969 L88 convertible for 3 years, (it's the last L88 convertible built), VIN 36083. As researched by Drew Papsun, the L88 has the most factory horsepower (560) out of the box of any car built for its time. It just smokes the tires, but it's not good for street driving. It's a race car, not a driver. Larry Hill, Virginia Beach, VA: I currently own a 1968 L88 corvette. It is an unmodified car. The original owner apparently did a little drag racing, as I have some time slips from 1968. The car's best is 11.72 and 125, which is pretty good for an unmodified car. It starts right up and runs great. With the 4.56 gears, throttle response is right now and strong. It really is a blast to drive, and the sound is unlike anything else. There is nothing like a high-compression, solid-lifter engine running good old high-octane leaded gas. My car has received many awards, including Bloomington Gold, Bloomington Survivor and NCRS Duntov awards. What amazed me about the car is the difference in feel and sound between the L88 and my 1967 L71 Corvette, as the L88 is much stronger. November 2010 43

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Race Car Profile 1956 Maserati 200SI Unlike most high-value sports cars seen on the track, at concours or auction, this car doesn't boast a better-than-new respray. It has no paint at all by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1955-1958 Number produced: 28 (200S) Original list price: unknown SCM Valuation: $1,500,000-$2,500,000 Tune-up cost: $2,000 Chassis #: Tag on firewall Engine #: On front of head Club: The Maserati Club, 325 Walden Avenue Harriman, TN 33748 More: www.themaseraticlub.com Alternatives: 1953-54 Ferrari 500 Mondial, 1954-55 Ferrari 750 Monza, 1954-56 OSCA MT4 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 2401 member of the factory racing team. As the first of the line, the Maserati factory was entirely responsible for its construction, making this car a rarity amongst the various 200S models. Chassis 2401 was so far ahead of regular 200S production, that upon its debut in May 1955, it wore coachwork unmistakable from the preceding 150S. Beneath the skin, however, it was clear that much C had changed. Maserati finally issued the Foglio di Montaggio for 2401 on April 26, 1956, only three days before the Mille Miglia. 2401 proved luckless, eventually succumbing to brake troubles caused by a downpour. In the following month Maserati made the most radical changes yet to their factory development car. Chassis 2401 received the sleek and beautiful long-nose bodywork that immediately differentiated it from its early configuration, and it was left unpainted. In May 1956, Cesare Perdisa tested the new and im- proved 2401 at Monza, ushering in a new era of racing success for Maserati's 200S. Famed French Maserati team driver Jean Behra was enlisted to pilot the 200S at the Grand Prix di Bari on the Adriatic coast. His talent helped him to capture an overall victory and record the fastest lap of the race. After Bari, the 200S made a journey into Germany to compete on the legendary Nürburgring – to many, the supreme test of a sports car. On August 1, Stirling Moss piloted the bare aluminum 200S, fitted with a 1.5-liter engine, to a 2nd place finish behind Herrmann's 550A in the Rheinland Cup sports car race. During the battle for first, Moss managed to establish the fastest lap of the race at 10 minutes, 13.3 seconds, and in so doing, proved that the 200S was a match for the best that Germany had to offer. 44 hassis 2401 occupies a place of distinction in the evolution of Maserati sports racing cars, as it was the first 200S chassis produced, the works development car for the series and a The next month, 2401 was again returned to Modena, completing the final stage of its progress towards becoming a 200SI. SI stood for Sport Internazionale in recognition of its compliance with the new FIA mandates. Chassis 2401 immediately became the subject of Maserati literature, including the factory's sales brochure and specification sheets. Shortly after the Grand Prix of Caracas in Venezuela, the Maserati factory sold 2401, by then fully developed and race-proven, to Venezuelan privateer Ettore Chimeri. The car spent time with several owners until 1979, when it was sold to Nobuo Harada of Japan and displayed as a prized trophy for some 22 years in the Kawaguchiko Motor Museum. It wasn't until 2001 that 2401 finally became avail- able, and it subsequently sold to Dr. Wolf Zweifler, a noted German Maserati collector who returned the car to its former competition glory. In the years that followed, the 200SI could be seen competing at events such as Modena Cento Ore, the Le Mans Classic, the Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge at Nürburgring and Monza, as well as a number of Mille Miglia Storicas. During that period, the paint on 2401 was carefully removed, exposing the beautiful, highly original alloy bodywork and returning the car to its 1956 Nürburgring livery. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 138, sold for $2,640,000 including premium at the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach, CA sale held Sunday, August 15, 2010. While the 1950s saw the Maserati company skid to the brink of disaster—thanks to the ruinous cost of racing—those years were nevertheless gloriously exciting for spectators and drivers alike. Sensuously beautiful cars, piloted by brilliant men who would become legends of motorsport alongside wealthy and sometimes talented amateurs, did battle on the most demanding, 1956 Maserati 200SI Lot 252, s/n 2401 Condition 3Sold at $605,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/17/01 SCM# 23206 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Lot 117, s/n 0418MD Condition 2 Sold at $1,540,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/16/09 SCM# 141201 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Lot 571, s/n 0502M Condition 2+ Sold at $1,540,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA 8/17/07 SCM# 46252 Sports Car Market Photos by Pawel Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company

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picturesque and dangerous courses around the world. It is in this setting that the Maserati 200SI was born, and seeing one today gives me a thrill, even if it's only parked. A vivid, complete history For many collectors, research and uncovering the lost history of a car can be as exciting as driving it, or in some case even more so. This Maserati has, as many in the period, a very complex back story including engine changes, various body configurations and nomenclature. In order to truly appreciate this car and to understand what contributes to its value, It's vital to have a clear understanding of what this car is—and isn't. A fellow I have come to know in the past few years, “Wolfi” Zweifler of Munich, Germany, is a Maserati enthusiast nonpareil. Of the 32 examples of the 200SI built, Zweifler has owned four. It is fortunate that chassis 2401 came into his ownership, as he is also a diligent automotive archeologist and tireless researcher. When Zweifler purchased the car at auction in 2001, very little had been written about the history of the 4-cylinder Maseratis. The outline of the story of this car was known, but as he observed, many important details were missing, wrong, slightly incorrect or merely conjecture. Through networking with scholars around the world including Willem Oosthoek, David Seibert, Michael T. Lynch, Walter Bäumer and David Seistad, connecting with a photographer in Venezuela and the son of the Florida owner among others, Zweifler was able to stitch together a seamless chronology of 2401. In doing so he confirmed that it had been driven by Stirling Moss to a 2nd overall in an August 1956 race at the Nürburgring; by “Gigi” Villoresi in his last race at the Grand Prix of Rome in October 1956, and in other events by Piero Taruffi and Jean Behra, which makes it one of the few 200SI chassis to have been driven by works drivers. A distinctive, race-scarred look It also was the car pictured in the factory brochure for the model, which clearly shows the head rest detail and the data plate in the flyer's images. Zweifler says that doing the research on the car was not particularly challenging, as 2401's distinguishing characteristics of the wide, slatted head rest, singular engine lid and low nose made it easy to identify in period photographs. Unlike most high-value sports cars seen on the track, at concours or auction, 2401 doesn't boast a “better-than-new,” deep-red paint job. In fact, it has no paint at all, and that doesn't mean it shows the gleaming polished fighter plane-like alloy fuselage as sometimes seen on Lotus 11s. Instead it proudly bears the scars of its many crashes and off-road excursions. The current unpainted presentation is also thanks to Zweifler, who following a rush to complete the car for its first outing at the inaugural Le Mans Classic, had no time to paint the car. When he realized that the factory had run it that way with Farina at Monza and Moss at the Nürburgring, it confirmed his decision to leave it in bare alloy. He also thought it was visual proof of the originality of the body panels. Given that most 200SIs were sold to privateers, many do not have major race his- tory, and as such, can be very difficult to research and document. As an additional point, very few maintain their original engines as does 2401. A great favor was done to the car when it spent 22 silent years in a private museum in Japan from 1979 until 2001, as no modifications or alterations were done when it might have been far more difficult to respect its history. Maserati on the rise The long shadow cast by Ferrari on road and racing cars from their competitors has also fallen here, with Maseratis from this era selling for a fraction of the Ferraris against which they raced in period. That changed, in no small measure due to the eligibility of the Trident's cars in the now-defunct Ferrari Historic Challenge. Very competitive and reliable, November 2010 the Maseratis became a viable alternative to run in the events here and in Europe. Once their worth had been demonstrated, inter- est and values began to rise accordingly. These cars are welcome in any vintage venue on the calendar. According to Zweifler and others who have owned or driven a 200SI, they are very forgiving of—and flattering to—their drivers. Chassis 2401 has run in just about every leading vin- tage racing event, appeared at Pebble Beach and been a class winner at Amelia Island. This car also has been featured in major magazines from Italy's Ruoteclassiche to the UK's Motor Sport to Road & Track. This car's continuous history, impressive early works-connected record, superb presentation, great looks and terrific usability combine to make it a true blue-chip collectible. It's every bit the equal of its Ferrari competition, and at the price paid for this historic icon, it has to be considered well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Co.) Seat Time Dr. Wolf Zweifler, Munich, GER: As a former long-time owner and researcher of Chassis 2401, I feel obliged to share my five cents with you and your readers. Having owned and raced several different 200SIs over the years, and having driven a friend´s Ferrari 750 Monza recently, I dare to maintain that the 200SI, due to its synchromesh gearbox, light steering and easy-revving, high-torque engine is the best-handling and easiest to use of them all, be it on the streets of Italy or on any racetrack. That the 200SI is eligible for every event on the planet goes without saying. While many friends owning other machinery nervously thumb through their mail hoping for a confirmation, my Maserati 200SIs have never ever been rejected by an organizer. If you are really out there for blood, the 200SI will do. Bernd Hahne won the famous One-Hour-Race during the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in my 200SI against two Maserati 300Ss and many other theoretically faster cars. In my opinion, the sleek shape of a 200SI looks much better than a comparable Ferrari, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder To paraphrase your contributor Mike Sheehan: A Ferrari Mondial 500 or a Monza 750 can make a good driver look bad, but a Maserati 200SI will make a bad driver look cool. 45

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From the Paddock Murray Smith The 2010 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion There were some problems. But how could one expect the first edition of such a mammoth event to happen without a glitch or two? I have spent many happy August days over the last 30 years driving all manner of vehicles around Laguna Seca during the Monterey Historic Automobile Races. So it was with some trepida- tion that I clambered into my Avis Hyundai at San Francisco International Airport this August and drove down the coast past Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz. After all, the vintage racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca had been totally identified with Steve Earle for 36 years, and he was certainly one of the most knowledgeable racing enthusiasts in the country. Earle combined his automotive knowledge and taste with first-hand race experience gleaned while driving at Le Mans and Sebring. This gave Earle a universal point of view, and the Monterey Historics prospered. Earle realized he had to attract the best cars, but he would also have to protect them from the undoubtedly enthusiastic—but not always expert—driving abilities of many of the amateur entrants. Going fast wasn't a problem, but mistakes that led to damage were punished by instant exclusion from the event—and the next year's event as well. The imposition of disciplined driving standards gave some comfort to owners of really rare and expensive cars, and splendid racing machines filled the grids. Changes and crashes for 2010 This year's event saw the departure of Earle, a name change—to Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion— and the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula assuming management along with the leadership of Gill Campbell, Laguna Seca general manager. There were many who wondered just how the Reunion would fare. In all honesty, there were some problems. But, on the other hand, how could one expect the first edition of such a mammoth event to take place without a glitch or two? Who could have imagined that the chilly weather and early morning mist would be a contributing factor of the great Stirling Moss's spin on a slippery track in his newly acquired 1961 Porsche Spyder? Then a spinning Lotus caught the Porsche, with serious damage to both cars—on the pace lap no less. If the organizers want to maintain the credibility of their professed dedication to Earle's driving code, then I guess Moss will not be back next year. Richard Clark, who won the Monterey Cup in 2009, told me that drivers were more aggressive this year, and there was an atmosphere of impatience that did not exist 46 under the old regime. Combine this new level of urgency with less-than-stringent licensing procedures in U.S. vintage racing, and there could be a witches' brew of inexperienced, wellheeled drivers competing in cars whose performance levels are way beyond them. This mixture of drivers racing Living history at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca cars beyond their ability to control led to John Morton spiraling through the air in a 1958 Scarab Sports Racer—through no fault of his own. Morton was unable to avoid a car involved in an accident in front of him. I think race organizers must rule that out-of-control or irre- sponsible driving may also be cause for exclusion from the event in the future. This is hard to judge and difficult to impose, but it is necessary for the Reunion to maintain brilliant entry lists and to remain the premier vintage race in the U.S. What worked this year Let's examine what was positive at Laguna Seca this August: The registration process was much more efficient than in the past, when the free- for-all at the Embassy Suites could take a whole afternoon. This year, you could preregister in five minutes on the weekend prior to the event. The removal of all private cars from the paddock was a good move. The establishment of tech in the pits was a welcome change. The Rolex Moments in Time were missed, and the quality of that exhibition could have been applied to the amazing collection of Dan Gurney's cars, which suffered from a dim presentation. Dan Gurney is one of the great heroes of American motorsport, and his presence at the Reunion was source of unending delight. What a pleasure it was to see this handsome man leaning into the cockpit of a Formula 1 Eagle to brief his son Alex, who was about to take his maiden voyage in his dad's old car. Timing, scoring, and race control worked admirably—in spite of the number of cars and races. While the paddock was really crowded, it was chock full of great stuff and an air of shared enthusiasm. And what didn't work Now to the negatives: There were probably a few too many cars, with total entries being over 600, up 200 from last year. There were some strange classification decisions, such as when a 2.5-liter car won the 2-Liter sports car race. There were mix-ups on which tires, slick or treaded, should be used in some groups. The previously mentioned dilution of driving standards. Finally, one area that will hurt the credibility of the event is in the distribution of the special awards. This year many of the choices were inappropriate, as they were given to cars of doubtful—and I am being kind—provenance. The devil is in the details and much of the credibility in a historic festival can be generated by the expertise of the organizers. They must use their expertise better in future years if they are to match their organizational improvements. It was good that the event didn't fall apart after the departure of its brilliant founder, as that would have been bad for all of vintage car racing. In fact, I see a bright future for this integral part of the Monterey Peninsula car week. ♦ Sports Car Market

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monterey recap FIRST-TIMER THOUGHTS Fly Fishing for Ferraris I handed the bartender a $5 bill. She gave me a pitying glance, and I added another $5 bill. It might have been the least expensive drink of the weekend by Chester Allen 1929 Alfa Romeo 1750 SS heads the lineup at Pebble Beach a small commuter plane on the first leg to the Monterey Peninsula, where rising trout are hard to find. So it goes when an angling editor signs on with a bunch of gearheads at a collector F car magazine. This was my first trip to the car extravaganza known as the Monterey weekend. The long drive from San Francisco International—in a completely unhot Ford Transit Connect van—was tranquil and relaxing. Then, suddenly, I found myself inching through the jammed streets of downtown Monterey. An unearthly rumble erupted at the side of the Transit Connect—the windows and metal sheets in the rear of van vibrated—and a genuine Shelby Cobra eased up next to my humble ride. The Cobra yowled and shivered like a barely caged monster, and my heart tripped into high gear. I knew then that this weekend would not be quiet. I was back on the road a few hours later, and I noticed an amazing number of unreal cars all over the place. Two Bugatti Veyrons whistled past, and a covey of Ferraris fueled up at one gas station. I know all this because I was riding around with the crew of SCM gearheads, and their eyes were glazed over with car lust while their mouths spouted models, years and auction values. That's probably why I was driving. SCM staffers swarmed over the Monterey Peninsula this year, and they wallowed in the endless parade of cars. “There are so many amazing cars on the roads,” said SCM Intern Walker Holt. “After a while, you don't even notice really nice Porsche 356s or other cars you'd stop in your tracks for back home.” My wife, Heather Blaine, was along on this car safari, and we wandered into the Russo and Steele Auction in the Monterey Marriot Hotel that night. A floodlit stage glowed in the center of the room. Grown men gyrated under the hot lights and gestured to bidders in the crowd as a gleaming Corvette rolled onto the stage. 48 or more than a decade, I've lashed my Subaru Outback to Yellowstone National Park each August to cast flies over rising trout and soak in the most magnificent landscape in the world. But this past August was different. I found myself rattling all over the sky in Another man stood on a podium. At first I thought he was humming like a giant bee into his microphone. After a few seconds, I made out something like this: “DoIhear30,30,30,30,35,35It'sagreatcar,greatcar,doIh ear40,40,40….” Heather looked at me, smiled and said, “I need a glass of wine.” I wandered over the one of the little bars and handed the bartender a $5 bill. She gave me a pitying glance, and I added another $5 bill. It might have been the least expensive drink of the weekend. German cars, SCMers and tomatoes The next day dawned cloudy and murky and drizzly. Heather stared at the sky and changed into some warmer clothes. Monterey is usually cloudy in the morning, but it often warms up for a bit in the afternoon. I had hoped to visit the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium for an hour or two—just to see the giant tanks where big tuna swim around and chase Monterey Bay sardines. But Mary Artz, SCM operations manager and over- all commander-in-chief of our Monterey campaign, directed me back to the Transit Connect for a long day of touring The Legends of the Autobahn, The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering and Concorso Italiano. “But coffee first,” Mary rasped from the back seat. Walker instantly became a flawless navigator, and we headed out to the Carmel Valley. Walker never missed on a direction—unless yet another hot car distracted him from his work. We missed a couple of turns, but Sports Car Market

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Walker got some great photos of Ferraris and vintage Alfa Romeos. We arrived at the Legends of the Autobahn and discovered that German car lovers also love SCM. We basked in the warm glow of handsome BMWs—including a brightyellow, late-1920s Dixi, which was the first car built by BMW. Tony Speno, of Santa Cruz, CA, rolled up in a flawless 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. “I bought it in 1973 for $7,000,” Speno said. Jealousy corroded my heart and soul at that moment. Mary then told me it was time to visit The Quail. I also noticed that it was almost time for lunch. We drove a short way down the Carmel Valley, steered onto a manicured fairway and parked our ugly duckling among a gaggle of Porsche 356s, Ferrari 308s and a lone Porsche Boxster. “Minor cars here in Monterey,” Walker said with the air of a man who lights cigars with paper money. But Walker all but hit his knees as we neared the cluster of tents and gorgeous collector cars. Sleek, shining, million-dollar Ferraris and Aston Martins—and even a beefy Bentley—were scattered around like a child's toys. We headed for the luscious food tents and gorged ourselves. It was fun to think about Publisher Martin working hard as emcee of Concorso Italiano while we sat in the gentle sunshine and went back for second helpings of heirloom tomatoes drizzled with olive oil, basil and soft, fresh mozzarella cheese. I realized why Mary wanted to be at The Quail at lunchtime. I got lost among the dozens of Shelby Mustangs clustered near the Quail Lodge. These cars were the dream cars of my childhood in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Carroll Shelby was on the scene and holding court. So was Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, who sat near his iconic Plymouth Barracuda funny car. The Hot Wheels model of that same funny car was in my Christmas stocking when I was 7 years old. Soon, it was time to go to Concorso Italiano, where hundreds of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Maseratis and Alfa Romeos sparkled in the warm afternoon sun and Publisher Martin narrated events from the stage. Corvettes, under the supervision of SCMer Michael Pierce, gathered in the “Corvettes at Concorso” corral. “I live for this,” Publisher Martin said as we eyed several dozen Lamborghinis napping on one fairway. Racing Bugattis and classics at dawn Saturday was an auction day, and we roamed be- tween the RM Auction in downtown Monterey and the Gooding & Company auction in Pebble Beach. I ran into a wild bunch of dads, sons, cousins and uncles from San Diego at the RM Auction. The kids were betting the adults a dollar on the over/under price of each auctioned car, and the kids were walloping the adults. Evan Misuraca and Taylor Cates, both 13, were at least $10 ahead of the adults at one point, and the group seemed to be having a better time than most of the serious bidders. “I may bid on a real car tonight, but this is fun,” said Ray Iskander, who was one of the adults in the hole against the kids. The rest of the weekend now seems like a blur of hot cars under hot auction lights, the angry exhaust crackle of priceless Bugattis at Laguna Seca and the Dawn Patrol at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance—where early risers gobble doughnuts and guzzle coffee as gorgeous cars rumble or purr onto the golf course before sunrise. My weekend ended with the bang of the Gooding and Company's auction gavel on the sale of a 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C Monza for $6.7m. I started the weekend as more of a trout guy than a car guy, but that Alfa Romeo—perfect in its imperfections—reached back through time and hooked my imagination. And the craziness and beauty and extravagance of Monterey Car Weekend caught my heart. I'm already looking forward to next summer, with trips to Yellowstone—and Monterey. ♦

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monterey recap SCM EvEnTS The 9th SCM Monterey Seminar All valuable cars are rare, but not every rare car is a valuable car by Chester Allen Many car owners who invested hundreds of thou- sands of dollars restoring their car are finding that they can't get their money back at auction, Apen said. “This is how you get a free car,” Apen told the group. “Buy a restored car for 40 to 60 cents on the dollar, and the car is free. Look for the free car, which is a guy's mistake where he put way, way too much money in it.” The best bargains in today's market are no-story, excellent-condition cars, but collectors should remember that all valuable cars are rare, but not all rare cars are valuable, Apen said. “There are bargains out there, so buy the best ex- SCMers adding to their wealth of knowledge W e've all heard the saying that buying a house may be the biggest purchase of our lifetime, but collectible cars can turn those words upside down. Housing prices continue to drop in most of the United States, but prices for the best collector cars—such as a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing or roadster—continue to rise. And finding a good deal on a collector car was the theme of the ninth annual SCM Insider's Seminar inside the Gooding & Company tent on Saturday, August 14. More than 100 SCMers stopped by to learn whether “Is it Too Late to Buy Right?” Publisher Keith Martin and SCM panelists Donald Osborne, John Apen, Carl Bomstead and Steve Serio said it depends on what you buy and when. Martin said the very best cars will continue to rise in value, while lesser cars will decline, or barely hold their existing value. The lackluster stock market, miserly returns from certificates of deposit and stagnant real estate values make buying a top-notch collector car attractive to the large number of baby boomers who are sitting on piles of cash. More baby boomers are also eager for turnkey cars that qualify for the California Mille and other driving adventures, Martin said. But all those reasons to buy don't trickle down to lesser cars, panelists said. For example, the best Jaguar E-types will bring $130,000, while a driver E-type may be worth $40,000, Osborne said. “It can cost more than $90,000 to turn a $40,000 car into a $130,000 car, and collectors are figuring that out.” “The car has to be the best of the best, as the bottom end is declining,” Bomstead said. Buyers may be tempted to buy a lesser car with the idea of doing some minor work to bring the car up to top-notch value, but panelists said that strategy is risky at best. Restoring—or even freshening up—a less-desirable car with problems can punch a major hole in your bank account, Bomstead said. That applies even if the car is a popular collectible, such as a Porsche 356C, he mentioned. “You buy a lesser car and figure all it needs is some paint and upholstery and you're there,” Bomstead said. “But that can make a good deal not such a good deal.” In many cases, owners who buy a $35k car find themselves spending $100k in restoration costs, which is insane, Serio said. 50 ample of the car you've always wanted and enjoy it,” Serio said. “If it makes you money, fantastic.” In the end, the consensus was that no-stories, blue- chip collectible cars will continue to rise in value, and even if you pay full retail now that will seem cheap within a couple of years. At the same time, as restoration costs continue to spiral upwards, project cars, or cars with cloudy pasts, are going to be increasingly difficult to sell. Chubb Collector Car Insurance, Gooding and Company, Intercity Lines, Meguiars and the California Mille were sponsors of the seminar. SCM RM Auctions VIP Tour On Thursday August 12, the morning prior to RM's first of three evening auc- tion sessions, Ian Kelleher, President of RM Auctions, led a group of about 30 SCMers on a tour and discussion of the cars they were offering. Not only did Kelleher discuss the cars and their significance, but he also talked about the nuances of the auction world. Kelleher is particularly knowledgeable on vintage race cars. With RM offering more than two dozen Ferraris, many with racing pedigrees, his insights were very informative. Kelleher also discussed how reserves were set and how they related to the estimates. He mentioned that if a seller had unrealistic expectations RM would probably not accept their consignment. He also said that cars that were expected to sell for under $150,000 were offered without a reserve. The session ended after 90 minutes, and all agreed that having Ian give such a thoughtful and direct presentation was of real value to them.—Carl Bomstead SCM Mecum Auctions VIP Tour SCMers had another chance to look behind the curtain at the Monterey auc- tions when about 20 of them took a VIP Tour at Mecum Auctions on Thursday, August 12. Mecum's John Kraman led the tour, and the group also included SCM Managing Editor Jim Pickering and Auction Analyst Paul Duchene. The group examined about 25 cars, including the first 1967 Corvette L88, which had a storied racing history in the hands of Tony DeLorenzo—winning races until 1982—after which it was restored. The car later brought $1.3m. The 1936 Ford Deluxe with factory stainless-steel body—one of six—attracted a lot of attention. An SCM guest remembered that the metal was so tough it destroyed the presses that made the body. Karl Schiffmayer's 1966 Shelby Cobra CSX3209 also attracted much interest as a one-owner car. SCMers learned that Schiffmayer installed a 427 engine after discovering the car had been delivered with a less-desirable 428 engine. This was Mecum's second foray into Monterey, and their staff from top to bot- tom demonstrated an eagerness to provide whatever information and assistance SCMers needed as they went about making decisions.—Paul Duchene ♦ Sports Car Market

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monterey recap COnCORSO ITALIAnO Concorso Italiano, 25th Anniversary Live Italian opera arias, followed by an up-tempo fashion show, provide a nice counterpoint to the white glove and hanky set at other events by Keith Martin SCMers at Concorso Italiano Junichiro Hiramatsu and his one-off Ferrari SP1: Best of Show it would be like to just bring a car and spend the day kicking tires with my buddies, while treating myself to a nice Prosecco in the morning and a robust Barolo in the afternoon. But I must admit that I've got the best seat in the I house, getting to see each one of the featured cars as they roll across the stage and talking with the owners. Junichiro Hiramatsu's Ferrari SP1 was the modern-day standout, while the Alfa 8Cs of Jon Shirley and Greg Whitten, along with the TZ-1 of Marnix Dillenius, represented four-wheeled automotive history in motion. I always see old friends at Concorso, and I was par- ticularly pleased that the Giulietta TI of Bill and Marian Gilham, from my home state of Oregon, won an Arnoldo Pomodoro-designed sculpture for the most historically significant car at this year's event. This was quite a feat for a homely four-door sedan, given the heavy metal at Concorso. The festive atmosphere sets Concorso apart from most car events; the live renditions of Italian opera arias, followed by an up-tempo fashion show, provide a nice counterpoint to the white glove and hanky set that mills around million-dollar cars at some other events. There was no shortage of bling—the number of taste-challenged, late-model Lamborghinis and Ferraris continues to grow each year, proving that having the money to buy an F430 doesn't mean you are thoughtful enough to keep yourself from festooning it with badges, 52 've been to Concorso Italiano an even dozen times now, and each time I've been on the stage as emcee. During my lunch break, as I wander around the rows of Italian confections, I sometimes wonder what valve-stem caps and probably windshield wiper covers featuring prancing horses (or baying bulls, if Lambos are your choice.) At the end of the day, every Concorso has been a glorious celebration of Italian cars and the people that love them. It's no secret that Concorso went through some tough times under previous owners, but the new owner and his team have clearly turned things around. The number of cars was up significantly from last year, there were more vendor booths, and it felt like many more people on the fairways—although it never felt crowded. I am reaching the end of a personal era—my daugh- ter's birthday seems to fall near or on Concorso, and when she was little, I had her convinced that I had invited everyone to the event to celebrate her special day with her. She turns 20 next year, and I think she's finally figured out that it's more than just her birthday that's bringing them to Monterey. Well, it's about time for her to drive her own Alfa Romeo onto the green—and enjoy Concorso as another Italian car fanatic. In fact, maybe next year that's what her present should be. Let me know your thoughts on this at keith.martin@sportscarmarket. com. ♦ Plan ahead: August 19, 2011 Where: Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, Monterey, CA Cost: $100 (in 2010) More: www.concorso.com Brandon Adrian—Los Angeles, CA 1994 Alfa Romeo 164 Quadrifoglio John Alff—Berkeley, CA 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS Steve Anderson—Ojai, CA 2009 Lotus Elise Type 25 Robert Andre—Carmichael, CA 2008 Porsche GT3 RS John Apen—Orlando, FL 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS Neal Appel—San Diego, CA 1962 Porsche 356B Cabriolet Brian Appelgate—Laguna Beach 2006 Ferrari F430 Kirk Axtell—Phoenix, AZ 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi Sandy Bagnall—Las Vegas, NV 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Dexter Baker—Sparks, NV 1985 Alfa Romeo Veloce Spyder Gianluca Baldo—San Francisco, CA 1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Doug Baldridge—Portland, OR 1962 Lancia Appia Convertible Steve Barber—San Jose, CA 1960 Maserati 3500GT Ari Baron—Mill Valley, CA 1967 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Robert Bauer—Pacific Palisades, CA 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Brad Baum—Escondido, CA 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sports Car Market

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Burt Baumgartner—Paso Robles, CA 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Vasken Bedirian—Los Angeles, CA 1972 Lotus Seven Ralf Berthiez—McLean, VA 1975 Mercedes Benz 450 SL Jim Bonney—Carmichael, CA 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE Jorge Bujazan—Chula Vista, CA 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 Redgee Capili—Morgan Hill, CA 2001 Ferrari 456M Richard Carpeneti—San Francisco, CA 1977 Maserati Merak SS Tim Carrico—San Francisco, CA 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6 1995 Alfa Romeo 164 LS Richard Chen—Oakland, CA 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 1997 BMW M3 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo Henry Christoff—Delta, BC 1991 BMW 325i Cabriolet Steve Colletti—Whittier, CA 2008 Porsche GT3 RS Glenn Crowther—Corona, CA 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Dean Curry—Benicia, CA 1976 Ferrari 308 Edward DeMayo—San Rafael, CA 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider 1967 Alfa Romeo GT Michael Devereaux—El Dorado Hills, CA 1991 Alfa Romeo 164S Charlie DiMarco—Burbank, CA 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 Neil d'Autremont—West Linn, Oregon 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV John Edwards—Costa Mesa, CA 1968 Fiat Abarth OT1000 Mary Ann Dickinson—Chicago, IL 1986 Alfa Romeo Graduate Don Emas—Alta Loma, CA 1972 DeTomaso Pantera Zain Engineer—Belmont, CA 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT sprint veloce Ian Enright—Calgary, AB 2007 Ferrari F430 Spider Tom Escover—Novato, CA 1999 BMW M3 Juan Carlos Fernandez—Miami, FL 1991 Ferrari F40 Steve Fields—Carmel, CA 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider 1967 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider John Fliessbach—Mendocino, CA 1979 Ferrari 512BB Norwood TT Benjamin Gage—Hillsborough, CA 2006 Ferrari F430 Spider John Gavin—Pleasanton, CA 1992 Alfa Romeo 164L Bill Gillham—Jefferson, OR 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta TI November 2010 Ray Gin—Sacramento, CA 1995 Ferrari 348 Spider 1999 Lamborghini Diablo Jerry Godfrey—Gold River, CA 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce (Roundtail) John Goldman—San Francisco, CA 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTC Don Greene—Ventura, CA 1965 Maserati Sebring Series II 1960 Triumph Italia 2000 gt Michael Gulett—Monte Sereno, CA 1966 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada 1968 Iso Grifo Randy Hargrave—Pomona, CA 2008 Porsche Turbo Craig Hartman—San Francisco, CA 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 Eric Hawley—Shaw Island, WA 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione David Herting—Fallbrook, CA 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider Hoffman Hibbett—Monte Sereno, CA 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso 2004 Ford Mustang Ted Hirth—Laguna Nigel, CA 1964 Iso Rivolta Terry Houlihan—San Francisco, CA 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider Kuzi Hsue—Mercer Island, WA 1990 Ferrari F40 Patrick Hung—San Jose, CA 1963 Alfa Romeo Guilietta Spider Phil Katzakian—Lodi, CA 1998 Ducati 916 sps Dennis Kellogg—Sacramento, CA 1969 Alfa Romeo Duetto Neil Kirkham—Saratoga, CA 1961 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato, Series 1 Barry Klein—Newport Beach, CA 1967 Alfa Romeo GTV 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT Stan Kowalczyk—Emerald Hills, CA 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Larry Kozimor—Oakland, CA 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce Gary Kuntz—Danville, CA 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Marvin Landon—Hidden Hills, CA 2007 Ferrari 430 Richard Lane—Scotts Valley, CA 1967 Alfa Romeo GTV Richard Lanni—Newport Beach, CA 2007 Bentley GTC Guido Lanza—San Francisco, CA 1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 Primavera John Larsen—Montara, CA 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 George Lazarus—Mill Valley, CA 1998 Lotus Elise 190 Sport Michael Lederman—West Hollywood, CA 1964 Fiat 500 Station 1956 Iso Moto Gran Turismo 1956 Maserati 160 T Tim Leister—Pebble Beach, CA 1990 Ferrari F40 Scott Leonard—Clovis, CA 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo Mike Leonetti— Woodinville, WA 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Roland LeVeque—Westlake Village, CA 1971 Ferrari Daytona Stephan Lucanic—Santa Rosa, CA 1993 Cadillac Allante David Mack—Loomis, CA 2009 BMW 128i Leonard Maggiore—San Jose, CA 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS George Markle—Sausalito, CA 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo Dan McCallum—Vancouver, BC 1989 Maserati 228 Ron McDaniel—Stockton, CA 1991 Ferrari Testarossa John McDonald—La Quinta, CA 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Richard Miller—Los Osos, CA 2001 Porsche Boxster Ralph Moceo—Santa Cruz, CA 1959 Fiat Bianchina Joel Montero—Petaluma, CA 1997 Ferrari F355 Stuart Moss—Damascus, OR 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Jay Moyes—Bountiful, UT 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 S Gaby Nadjar—Van Nuys, CA 1988 Ferrari 550 Jon Nastro—Elk Grove, CA 2000 Acura NSX Robert Ochi—Granite Bay, CA 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Tom Oda—Monte Sereno, CA 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Philip Paccione—Encinitas, CA 1974 Intermeccanica Indra Michael Palmieri—San Francisco, CA 1977 Maserati Khamsin Doug Pecchenino—San Jose, CA 1959 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Steve Peterson—Bishop, CA 1924 Lancia Lambda Rich Popek—Bodega Bay, CA 1961 Lancia Appia GTE Zagato Michael Pordes—Fairfield, CA 1967 Alfa Romeo Guilia GTV Veloce Robert Poulin—Santa Barbara, CA 1988 BMW M3 Geoff Provo—Palo Alto, CA 1992 Ferrari F40 Ron Renaud—Calgary, AB Ferrari F40 Craig Rodgers—Port Hueneme, CA 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Shannon Rogers—Loomis, CA 1987 Ferrari Testarossa Richard Rothman—Cherry Hills Village, CO 1958 Alfa Romeo Veloce Spider Eric Sands—Costa Mesa, CA 1966 Iso Rivolta GT Tony Sanelli—Concord, CA 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 Bill Scott—Adelanto, CA 1969 Lamborghini R485 Matthew Sell—Boise, ID 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Steven Smith—Santa Clara, CA 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Steven Smith—Medina, WA 2006 Porsche 911 C4s Cabriolet Steve Snyder—Anaheim, CA 1965 Chrysler Ghia Limousine Ron & Diane Spindler—Los Angeles, CA 1969 Bizzarrini 5300 Strada 1969 Bizzarrini Manta Steve Steinhardt—Encino, CA 1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 Dieter Stenger—Auburn, CA 1971 Opel GT Larry Stepp—Marietta, GA 2006 Ferrari 430 Spider Christian Stukenbrock—Los Angeles, CA 2006 Ferrari 430 F1 Spider Martin Swig—San Rafael, CA 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta T1 1958 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Greg Taylor—Veradale, WA 2004 Jaguar X-Type Steven Thayer—Vancouver, WA 1983 Ferrari 308 GTB QV Randy van Daalen Wetters—Los Angeles, CA 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 Brock Vandervliet—New York, NY 1967 Iso Grifo Keith Verges—Dallas, TX 1990 Ferrari F40 Phil White—Atherton, CA 1967 Bizzarrini 5300 Strada Lars Wikblad—Los Angeles, CA 1970 Porsche 911S Targa Harold Williams—Moorpark, CA 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB4 Shawn Williams—Los Angeles, CA 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC David Wilson—Provo, UT 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello Wayne Wojdak—Sierra Madre, CA 1999 Ferrari 360 David Word—San Francisco, CA 1965 Porsche SC Cabriolet Greg Young—Santa Barbara, CA 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Steve Young—San Mateo, CA 1970 Alfa Romeo Zagato Jr. Leslie Yuen—San Francisco, CA 1967 Alfa Romero Duetto Benjamin Zura—Woodland Hills, CA 2005 Porsche Boxster S ♦ 53

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MONTEREY RECAP THE QUAIL It's Really About the Cars If you don't want to spend $400, you don't have to come. But about 3,000 people always decide they want to come by Donald Osborne I n reviewing the eighth edition of The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, let's start by dismissing the discussion of the ticket price. Yes, $400 is a lot of money. So what? Either you get it, or you don't. The great thing is that if you don't want to spend it, you don't have to come. Approximately 3,000 people always decide they want to come, and that's as many as The Quail will accommodate, selling out each year. Those who came this year saw the now-traditional blend of racing, sports racing, GT, touring cars and motorcycles, arranged in circles and lines on the green next to The Quail Golf Club. Despite the closure of the Quail Lodge Hotel, the golf club continues to host parties and events, and if you didn't know about the hotel, you couldn't tell the difference. The Quail is always eclectic in its features. Highlighted this year were Milestone Cars of 1934, with an accent on aerodynamic designs, German race cars which ran at the Nürburgring, 45 years of Shelby Mustangs and in a nod to the centenary of Alfa Romeo, a class of coachbuilt cars from the mark of the Biscione. Carroll Shelby was on hand, and brought CSX2000, the first Cobra, from the Shelby American museum in Las Vegas. The annual drive-in from the historic races was a group of pre-war Bugattis, which made a remarkably raucous roar as they circuited the field, preceded and followed by a California Highway Patrol escort. The escort is a tie-in to one of the major charity beneficiaries, The California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation. Also supported are the CASA of Monterey County, American Red Cross, Carmel Area Chapter and the Rancho Cielo “One-Stop Shop”. Missing this year were any product or art vendors. The tents along the sides of the field were occupied by manufacturers, elite clubs and publishers. Personally, I think it's a shame, as high-quality automobilia was a nice complement to the day. Judging at the event is of the peer variety, with entrants choosing the cars for class awards. The class awards are the finalists for Best of Show. This year's honor went to Ken and Ann Smith's 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition Disappearing Top Convertible. A spectacular restoration, it will need a bit of a spiff-up after a late day mishap on the ramp, when the backdrop blew down on top of it. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Although I did begin by saying we should get past the ticket price discussion, there is one aspect which should be considered. If you're planning to attend the Bonhams & Butterfields auction across the lane from the event, you can actually count on a sort of “package discount.” Admission to the auction is complimentary with a Quail ticket, which saves you the $80 auction catalog fee; therefore the Quail is actually only $320... ♦ Plan ahead: August 19, 2011 Where: Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley, CA Cost: $400 (in 2010) More: www.quaillodgeevents.com 54 Bugattis crash The Quail Gordon McCall talks cars with SCM Gordon McCall, who is a co-founder of The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering and mastermind of the Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center, is a dynamo during Monterey car week. McCall took a few moments to talk with SCM Executive Editor Chester Allen at this year's event: Q: How did you become a car guy? A: I've collected Matchbox and Corgi toy cars since I was 7 years old. I was fascinated with what made one car more interesting than the others. I don't think my parents knew what fuse they were lighting when they gave me those cars. Q: What do you like best about the collector car hobby? A: The camaraderie and friendship with great people and the quiet times when I'm just tinkering in my garage. I can go into my garage and noodle around with a car, and everything else becomes less important. Q: What is your favorite car at the moment? A: My favorite car is usually the one I'm driving at the time. Q: What was your goal when you helped create The Quail? A: Well, it has become one of the most esoteric gatherings of cars, and I wanted it to be different. I wanted the cars to be in loose groups – and I wanted everyone to be a VIP. I love that. Q: What cars have caught your eye at this year's event? A: Well, Wayne Cherry's VSR Cadillac V8-powered sports roadster concept car is amazing, and there is Steve Moal's one-off Gatto, which is an amazing car that took almost three years to build. It has a V12 Ferrari engine. It's just exciting to see so much creativity. Sports Car Market

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SCMers at The Quail Michael Alessandro—Rancho Santa Fe, CA 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder Frank Allocca—Chester, NJ 1936 Delahaye John Atzbach—Redmond, WA 1968 Shelby GT500KR 1965 Shelby GT350R 1966 Shelby GT350 Stanley Bauer—Beverly Hills, CA 1952 Allard J2X Mike Baum—Olney, IL 1972 Alfa Romero Junior Zagato 1600 Gerald Barnes—Anaheim, CA 2006 Bugatti Veyron Bob Bennett—Camden, SC 1969 Lancia Fulvia Tom Billick—Encinitas, CA 1965 Shelby GT350R Douglas Blake—Los Angeles, CA 1966 Shelby GT350H Don and Debra Blendorman—Houston, TX 1955 Kurtis Kraft 500 SX Larry Bowman—San Mateo, CA 1965 Shelby GT350R 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Robert Brower—Carmel, CA 1966 Ferrari 275-GTS Richard Burns—Lake Bluff, IL 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Bruce Canepa—Scotts Valley, CA Shelby Trans Am Car 1934 Ford Bonneville Coupe Paul Carrubba—Aptos, CA 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Saloon William Cash—Palos Verdes Estates, CA 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 396/425 Alan Chalk—Westlake Village, CA 1970 Honda CB750 KO Wayne K. Cherry—Warren, MI VSR Concept Sports Rod Kevin Cogan—Louisville, KY 1966 Lamborghini 350 GT William Connor—Reno, NV 1965 Shelby GT350 1932 Ford/Ferrari Roadster 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Rhonda & Myron Cottrell—Chaska, MN 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Bob Cuevas—Laguna Beach, CA 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2 + 2 Joseph Demeo—Santa Monica, CA 1964 Fiat/OSCA 1600 S cab Wayne Dempsey—El Segundo, CA 1987 Porsche 962C Richard & Pamela Ellis—Cordova, TN 1967 Shelby GT 500 Supersnake 1966 Shelby GT 350 Drag Unit Car 1970 Shelby GT 500 Scott Emsley—Del Mar, CA 1953 Porsche 236 Pre A 1500 Super Peter Fodor—Los Angeles, CA 1957 Alfa Romeo 1900CSS Tipo IV 1958 Porsche 356 A Speedster 1600 James & Martha Foght—Barrington, IL 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Georg Gebhard—Waldbroel, GER 1935 Alfa Romeo 6 C 2300 Aerodin. Sp. James Glickenhaus—Rye, NY 1967 Lola T70 Mark Gold—Miami, FL 1963 AC V8 Prototype Stanley Golf—Beverly Hills, CA 1965 Porsche 356 CAB Winston Goodfellow—Carmel, CA Shelby Mustang Mod Shop Special Andy & Amy Gordon—Hidden Hills, CA 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Volante Robert Griffin—San Rafael, CA 1963 Cobra AC Roger & Rhonda Groves—Monarch Beach, CA 1956 Ferrari PF PrototiPo Martin Gruss—New York, NY 1932 Bugatti T50 Morris Halperin—Los Angeles, CA 1963 Ferrari 250GTE Michael Hatten—West Des Moines, IA 1955 Morgan 4 Pass Drophead Coupe Roger Hoffmann—Point Reyes Station, CA 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 Stephen Holmes—Menlo Park, CA 1946 Ford Woodie Station Wagon Craig Jackson—Scottsdale, AZ 1968 Shelby Mustang EXP 500 “Green Hornet” Stephen Judd—Lake Havasu City, AZ 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 Sir Michael Kadoorie—Central Hong Kong 1934 Hispano Suiza 1930 Bentley Speed Six Issam Karanouh—Dallas, TX 1955 Mercedes 300SL Arturo & Deborah Keller—Petaluma, CA 1927 Bugatti T-43 Robert & Nancy Kenton—Carmel Valley, CA 1969 Ferrari 246 GT Dino Mark Ketcham—Mill Valley, CA 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Maurice Khawam—Lakewood, CA 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta Scott Kriens—Saratoga, CA 1956 Ferrari Europa GT Edward Kwiatkowski—Cherry Hill, NJ 1966 Shelby GT 350 Robert Lee—Sparks, NV 1934 Packard 1108 1934 Packard 1106 Dennis LeVett 1955 MG TF 1500 1966 ASA 1000 Spyder Edward Levin—West Hollywood, CA 1970 Lancia Fulvia 1.6 HF Michael Malamut—Thousand Oaks, CA 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350H Richard Martin—Ridgefield, WA 1950 Ferrari 195 Inter Berlinetta Peter McCoy—Beverly Hills, CA 1958 Ferrari 250 PF Cab Series 1 Tom McLeod—Birmingham, AL 1953 Porsche Pre A 356 Outlaw Keith Milne—Ben Lomond, CA 1966 Triumph TT Special Steve Moal—Oakland, CA Gatto Bruce Meyer—Los Angeles, CA 1932 Ford Hot Rod David Mohlman—Carmel, CA 2008 Mercedes AM6 Black Smirs Roger Morrison—Salina, KS 1966 Shelby GT 350 Peter Mullin—El Segundo, CA 1939 Bugatti Aravis Donald Murray—Laguna Beach, CA 1951 Ferrari 340 America Touring Berlinetta Larry Oka—Sunol, CA 1971 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato Don Orosco—Monterey, CA All-American F1 Scarab Transporter Jim Owens—Peoria, AZ 2011 Shelby GT350 2010 Shelby Super Snake Curt Pindler—Moorpark, CA 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB4 Berlinetta Roberto Quiroz—Spring, TX 1956 Maserati a6g/54 Zagato double bubble Randy Reiss—Los Angeles, CA 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB4 Ron Rezek—Ashland, OR 1934 Lagonda M45 Jonathan Roman—San Francisco, CA 1958 Porsche Speedster Chris Rose—Mill Valley, CA 1969 Brabham BT-29 Formula B Racer Mark Sange—Bolinas, CA 1956 AIVA MK III Doug Schoch—Dunedin, FL 1971 Ford GT-40 Race Coupe Phillip Schudmak—South Yarra, AU 1927 Bugatti T35B Jonathan Segal—San Diego, CA Porsche 356 Sunroof Coupe Steve Serio—Waltham, MA 1963 Shelby Cobra Tom Shaughnessy—Oceanside, CA 1955 Kurtis 500SX Carroll Shelby—Los Angeles, CA 1962 Shelby Cobra Ken & Ann Smith—Alexandria, VA 1936 Delahaye 135 competition disappearing Larry Solomon—Woodside, CA 1958 Aston Martin DB Mark 3 Drop Head Coupe Marc Spizzirri—San Juan Capistrano, CA 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Robert Strand—Carmel, CA 1947 MG TC David Sydorick—Beverly Hills, CA 1991 Alfa Romeo S2 James Taylor—Gloversville, NY 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio Jim Truitt—Carmel, CA 1955 AJS 7R Jim Utaski—Skillman, NJ 1960 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster Vince Vento—Miami, FL 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Jon Wactor—Oakland, CA 1961 Porsche 356 Super 90 Cabriolet Gary Wales—Woodland Hills, CA 1913 Fiat Tipo Speed Car Gary Wasserman—Carmel Valley, CA 1993 Moto Guzzi Dan Watkins—Marblehead, MA 2009 Bertone Mantide Charles Wegner—West Chicago, IL 1957 Maserati 200SI Todd Wertman—Encinitas, CA 1973 Porsche 911 RS 2.7 William Weiner—Los Gatos, CA 1959 Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport Neal Wichard—La Jolla, CA 1964 Sunbeam Tiger James Wood—Osceola, IN 1932 MG J2 John Zraick—Laguna Beach, CA 1959 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mark III ♦ November 2010 55

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monterey recap PEBBLE BEACH COnCOURS d'ELEGAnCE Celebrating 60 Years of Spectacular Cars The arduous selection process for the ultimate collector car event makes the invitation to park your automobile on the 18th Fairway an honor By Carl Bomstead The best possible use of a world-class golf course Concours d'Elegance on a portion of the 18th Fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Many of the cars came directly from the race, and S others came straight from dealer showrooms. The first year's Best of Show was Sterling Edward's 1950 Edwards R-26 that he had raced the previous day. The Best of Show cars during the following three years were new Jaguars and an Austin-Healey. Oh, how things have changed. For the 60th Concours on August 15, about 220 spectacular cars graced the length of the famed 18th Fairway, where just two months earlier, a new U.S. Open champion had been crowned. The arduous selection process for the Concours makes an invitation to display your automobile on the lawn an honor in itself. Authentic, driven cars grace the grass Over the years, the judging process has been refined with an emphasis on authenticity. Chrome plating a part the was not so when the car left the factory will cost a point or two, and, at this level, that is all it takes to prevent the car from crossing the ramp and receiving an award. There also is an emphasis on actually using the cars, and evidence of the car having been driven is no longer 56 ixty years ago, a group of racing enthusiasts received permission to stage a European-style road race on Monterey's scenic 17-Mile Drive. As almost an afterthought, they included a a deduction. The Thursday Tour d'Elegance attracts over half the entrants and also provides an opportunity for those unable to obtain tickets to the Concours to view the cars along the route or in the town of Carmel. Hot rods and pre-war motorcycles rumble in Historic Hot Rods have recently been invited on an every-other-year basis, and this year the theme was Lakesters and Bonneville Racers. Nine were in the field, and the judges selected Don Ferguson's 1950 Eddie Miller Streamliner as the class winner. Motorcycles are also a recent addition, and there were two classes: Pre-war American Racing and Pre-war American Road. And yes, they were required to start. The racing examples did indeed create a racket. The 1920 Indian Scout “Munro” Special won the racing class, and the 1915 Henderson Long Tank won the road class. Preserved cars continue to receive recognition, and 20 were on the lawn. They were divided between Pre-war and Post-war, and by acknowledging their significance, it is hoped they will retain their original provenance as a guide for future generations. Best of Show The Best of Show is selected from the class winners and is voted on by the Chief Class Judges and the Honorary Judges. The top three cars, a 1930 Duesenberg J Graber Cabriolet, a 1929 Bentley Speed Six by Park Ward and a 1933 Delage D8S DeVillars Roadster, were staged near the ramp. With great fanfare, the Delage was selected as the 2010 Best of Show. The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance stands as the foremost collector car event in the country—if not the world—and being invited to present your car is an honor. To receive an award places the car as an epitome of the collector car world. High praise indeed. ♦ Plan ahead: August 21, 2011 Where: Pebble Beach, CA Cost: $150 (in 2010) More: www.pebblebeachconcours.net Sports Car Market

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SCMers at Pebble Beach Academy of Art University—San Francisco, CA 1938 Pierce-Arrow 1801 Convertible Coupe Stephen Babinsky—Lebanon, NJ 1936 Pierce Arrow Travelodge Ronald Benach—Chicago, IL 1936 Packard 1406 Sport Phaeton John & Aldo Bertolotti—Los Gatos, CA 1913 Pierce-Arrow 38-C Runabout, 2nd in Class Lawrence Bowman—San Mateo, CA 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta Stephen F. Brauer—Bridgeton, MO 1933 Lincoln KB LeBaron Convertible Martin Button—San Francisco, CA 1919 Pierce-Arrow 48 Dual Valve Four Seat Steve & Hilda Chapman—Waxahachie, TX 1940 Packard 1807 Darrin Convertible Sedan, 2nd in Class Howard K. Clarke—Springville, CA 1948 Jaguar 3 ½-liter Drop Head Coupe William E. Connor II—Reno, NV 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Touring Spider Kevin A. Cornish—Scottsdale, AZ 1936 Lincoln K LeBaron Coupe Patrick D. Craig—El Paso, TX 1915 Pierce-Arrow 38-C3 Kimball Town Car Keith E. Crain—Detroit, MI 1934 Packard 1107 Dietrich Convertible Neil DeAtley—Scottsdale, AZ 1934 Packard 1104 Coupe Roadster Chris & Angie Drake—Hants, UK 1952 Abarth 1500 Biposto Bertone B.A.T 1, Gran Turismo Jonathan Feiber—Atherton, CA 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider Janice Feldman—Carpinteria, CA 1956 Talbot-Lago T14 LS “Special Light” Robert Follows—Vancouver, BC 1933 Talbot AV 105 James Young 4 Seater Luis Alberto Gold—Buenos Aires, AR 1953 Pegaso Z102 Touring Coupe Andy & Amy Gordon—Hidden Hills, CA 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Graber Drophead Coupe, 3rd in Class Ron Hein—Los Angeles, CA 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta, 3rd in Class Peter Hageman—Kirkland, WA 1962 Porsche 356 B Cabriolet Lee Herrington—Bow, NH 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale Pinin Farina Roger P. Hoffmann—Point Reyes Station, CA 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Scaglietti Berlinetta, 1st in Class Sir Michael Kadoorie—Hong Kong 1929 Alfa Romeo 1750 SS Zagato Spider, 3rd in Class; Briggs Cunningham Trophy Arturo & Deborah Keller—Petaluma, CA 1902 Mercedes Simplex 28 HP Tourer, Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence Award 1929 Bentley Speed Six Park Ward Open Two Seater, 1st in Class Ian Kelleher—Calabasas, CA 1925 Lincoln L Sport Phaeton Knox Kershaw—Montgomery, AL 1933 Pierce-Arrow 1247 LeBaron Buck Kamphausen—Vallejo, CA 1935 Hispano-Suiza J-12 Pillarless Sedan Gordon & Bettye Logan—Georgetown, TX 1928 Packard 4-43 Phaeton, 3rd in Class John Long—Los Angeles, CA 1938 Tatra Type 77a Limousine Stan Lucas—Long Beach, CA 1916 Stutz Model 4F Bulldog Sam & Emily Mann—Englewood, NJ 1930 Duesenberg J Graber Cabriolet, 1st in Class; Best of Show Nominee; Most Elegant Open Car Trophy Craig McCaw—Santa Barbara, CA 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Spyder California Peter & Kacey McCoy—Beverly Hills, CA 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Berlinetta, 1st in Class; Enzo Ferrari Trophy Alan W. McEwan—Redmond, WA 1934 Bentley 3 ½Liter Vanden Plas Tourer Bruce Meyer—Beverly Hills, CA 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Scaglietti Berlinetta 1952 So-Cal Speed Shop Streamliner, Dean Batchelor Trophy John Muckel—Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 1912 Pierce-Arrow 48-SS 7 Passenger Jaime Muldoon—Houston, TX 1953 Ferrari 375 America Pinin Farina Coupe, 2nd in Class 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Vignale Peter & Merle Mullin—El Segundo, CA 1951 Talbot T26 Stabilimenti Farina Grand Sport, 1st in Class 1928 Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 DeCorvia Sports Roadster, 2nd in Class 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Van Vooren Coupe, 3rd in Class Charles E. Nearburg—Dallas, TX 1914 Packard 38 5 Passenger Phaeton, 2nd in Class Patrick Ottis—Berkeley, CA 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Figoni Cabriolet, 1st in Class Robert M. Pass—Saint Louis, MO 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II All Weather, 3rd in Class Henry Petronis—Easton, MD 1931 Bugatti Type 50 Roadster, 3rd in Class Phil Hill Family—Santa Monica, CA 1931 Pierce-Arrow 41 LeBaron Convertible Christian Philippsen—Monte Carlo, MC 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24s ‘America' Spyder Andrew Pisker— London, UK 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, People's Choice Award Brian H. Pollock—Mercer Island, WA 1935 Bugatti Type 57 James Young Lammot J. du Pont—McLean, VA 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Coupe Bill Pope—Paradise Valley, AZ 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis Gangloff Rick & Lucy Rawlins—Balboa Island, CA 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall, 2nd in Class John W. Rich Sr.—Frackville, PA 1920 Mercer Series 5 Sporting, 1st in Class Brian & Kimberly Ross—Cortland, OH 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Coupe, 1st in Class Ed Schoenthaler—Oak Brook, IL 1930 Auburn 125 Cabriolet DeNean Stafford III—Tifton, GA 1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Double Jim Stranberg—Berthoud, CO 1931 Bugatti Type 40A Roadster Daniel & Carlos Sielecki—Buenos Aires, AR 1939 Delage D8 120 Henri Chapron Cabriolet, 1st in Class; Best of Show Nominee; Elegance in Motion Trophy 1920 Peugeot 3 Liter, 2nd in Class Chuck & Carol Swimmer—San Diego, CA 1954 DeSoto Adventurer II Ghia Coupe, 2nd in Class David & Ginny Sydorick—Beverly Hills, CA 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic Ghia Coupe, 1st in Class 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Zagato 1956 Alfa Romero 1900 Zagato Coupe Gregory Whitten—Medina, WA 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Scaglietti Berlinetta, 2nd in Class ♦ November 2010 57

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monterey recap CARS On GRASS, CARS On THE TRACk Legends of the Autobahn This Carmel Valley concours brings German cars together on one lawn by Chester Allen 1938 just didn't fit on the license plate L egends of the Autobahn—Monterey car week's newest concours—made a big splash this year, and it wasn't from the gentle Carmel Valley drizzle that greeted hundreds of BMWs, Porsches and Mercedes-Benz cars on the morning of August 13. Actually, it was the addition of those Mercedes-Benz and Porsche cars—along with a few Audis—onto the Rancho Canada Golf Club fairways that gave this event the critical mass it needed, especially as heavyweights The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering and Concorso Italiano happened on the same day. In 2009, the BMW Car Club of America gathered in Monterey. In 2010, the Mercedes-Benz Club of America and the Porsche Club of America were added to the mix, and Legends of the Autobahn was born. The event was fully subscribed, and there was nothing left to do but have a good time. That's exactly what SCMer Steve Johnson, of San Diego, was doing as the morning mist gave way to sunshine. Johnson drove his 1972 BMW 3.0 CS to the event, and he was busily polishing away all traces of the road as other cars eased to spaces on the grass. “This car was a gift from my wife,” Johnson said as he busily sprayed and wiped. “Everywhere I go this car gets a little love.” Nearby, Shawn Macha, of Huntington Beach, CA, wiped down her BMW 3.0 CS. “Oh, this car was fun to drive up here,” Macha said. “We went up some of the twisty-turny back roads, and we had fun with it.” All told, more than 200 German cars entered the concours, while almost 300 more gathered to bask under the admiring eyes of car people. A bright-yellow 1929 Dixi, an example of the first car BMW manufactured, held pride of place near a gorgeous BMW 328 from the late 1930s. 58 Tony Speno, of Santa Cruz, CA, left the doors open as his 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing purred onto the course. “I would never sell this car,” Speno said. “I love the way it drives, and it has 44,000 miles and just runs fantastic.” In the bustle of the Monterey weekend, it sometimes seems that Teutonic machinery Plan ahead: August 19, 2011 Where: Rancho Canada Golf Club, Carmel Valley, CA Cost: $25 (in 2010) More: www.summerconcours.org takes a backseat to the flamboyant Italian machines. Legends of the Autobahn gives German-car owners a piece of the weekend to call their own. ♦ Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion It's no secret that the focus of SCM during Monterey week is both high-end collector car auctions and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, both of which draw cars and people from around the globe. But for many old car enthusiasts, the vintage races during the weekend have been the core activity around which everything else revolves. For many SCMers, seeing rare Ferraris and Bugattis in static display (or in care- ful use, as in the case of the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance) simply isn't enough. These cars were meant to be driven, sometimes very hard, and there was only one place to go to see that during this year's Pebble Beach Car Week: The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. This year's event was an all-new affair, formed after the Rolex Monterey Historics dissolved in 2009 following a change in management. Everything from vintage Bugatti Grand Prix cars to Trans Am racers from the 1970s were on hand, with such rarities as Rob Walton's 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, Bruce Canepa's 1969 Porsche 917K, Bruce McCaw's 1959 Ferrari TR-59, and Sir Stirling Moss' 1961 Porsche RS 61 (which was unfortunately damaged in an on-track accident) all negotiating Laguna Seca's legendary corkscrew. Wandering the pits was a visceral experience, with a combination of automo- tive sights, sounds, and smells you simply couldn't find anywhere else on the peninsula. SCM returned to the vendor's area for the first time in several years, and from a staffer's perspective, it was the best duty of the weekend—where else can you talk with subscribers as vintage Can-Am racers scream past the back of the SCM booth at full tilt?—Jim Pickering ♦ Sports Car Market

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monterey recap InSIdER THOUGHTS SCM's Monterey Lusts, Low Points, and Scoops My high point was meeting hairstyling celebrity Paul Mitchell at RM Gala; my low point was him noticing my Suave-shampooed hair V.I.P.E.R. TV show at the Mecum Auction. It should have been buried as toxic waste. High point: Watching my friend Phil Scheinberg get a top 10 finish at Laguna Seca on his birthday Sunday in his 1966 Corvette. Biggest surprise: How few people were at Laguna Seca on Sunday. 1979 Ferrari 512 BBLM at RM Bob Ames, SCM Contributor Car I lusted for: The 1910 Locomobile Model 30-L Speedster or the 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera GT2 at Bonhams. I was an under bidder on both. One has the performance of a Mercer Raceabout at onetenth the price, and the other would have cost me my driver's license—again! Car I'd kick to the curb: The purple Lamborghini Countach in front of the Carmel Coffee Company with the left door left open while the thoroughly blinged, aging wannabe ordered from inside. High point: Watching the Saturday Historic Races from the new Rolex Pavilion. It was the best road racing view in the U.S., bar none. Low point: The red-mist dive by several into Laguna Seca's Turn One—on the first lap—that collected John Morton, the most qualified driver in the field, and nearly destroyed one of America's most historic race cars, the Scarab sports racer. 60 Insider tip: Bring money! Admission to all the events for two will run a couple grand. Hint: some are worth a lot more than others, and this is not necessarily reflected by the price! Best gossip: Who really bought the Bugatti Atlantic? I know, but am sworn to secrecy! Steve Ahlgrim, SCM Contributing Editor Car I lusted for: The 1979 Ferrari 512 BBLM at RM was a great looking car that would be a blast to vintage race. High point: Early morning at the Pebble Beach Concours is my favorite time of the week. I get there about 6 am and watch the fog lift and the cars drive onto the field. The owners are with the cars, and the crowd is sparse. You can ask questions and take pictures that would be impossible a couple hours later. Biggest surprise: Driving down a back road and having three vintage Bugattis go past in the other direction. Monterey is where garage cars hit the streets. Low point: The cancellation or downsizing of Doug and Genie Freedman's Carmel events. Their show and parties are top shelf. I hope they can get the events back on the schedule next year. Insider's tips: If you're on a budget, watching the cars go in and out of the shows can be almost as fun as being inside. You get to see the cars in motion and hear what they sound like. It's also a good time to get some great pictures. Don't be shy about talking to people. Everybody out there likes talking cars and most have stories you haven't heard. The man behind me at RM's auction had ten Shelbys and swapped Shelby stories for my Ferrari stories. John L. Stein, SCM Contributor Car I lusted for: The 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB SEFAC at Gooding & Company. Car I'd kick to the curb: The “Defender” TV Car from the Low points: The lack of personality in all the over-restored auction cars with their modern clear coat paint finishes. John Morton's unfortunate crash in the Scarab, which was not his fault. The nearly complete lack of interesting bikes at the Mid America motorcycle auction at Pebble Beach. Just steps away from the Gooding & Company auction and the world's most important concours, this computerized-bidding auction thoroughly failed to capitalize on its potential to advance the collector motorcycle genre. Insider's tip: Whatever you choose to do, take time to sit quietly and soak up the moment. It's too easy to rush from place to place, seeing everything but never fully experiencing anything. Best gossip: A year or two ago, on a tip, a Southern California guy went to a nondescript house to look at a car under a tarp that he figured would be an MG TD. It was a Jaguar SS100. He bought it from the widow of its deceased restorer for a rumored $5,000, and sold it auction this weekend for in excess of $200,000. Walker Holt, SCM Intern Car I lusted for: A 1991 Alfa Romeo SZ. Car I'd kick to the curb: The Mercedes 190E Hans Am LeMons car at Legends of the Autobahn. High point: Enjoying the food, drink, and all the great cars at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering. Low point: Realizing that I will probably never drive a Porsche 917 at Laguna Seca. Sports Car Market

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Overheard: “Yes, you really can walk around in the Pits!” Cody Wilson, SCM Advertising Executive Car I lusted for: The 1931Bugatti Type 51 that didn't sell at RM auctions. Car I'd kick to the curb: The Zimmer that I know was there somewhere, but didn't see. High point: Meeting hairstyling celebrity Paul Mitchell at the RM Gala. Low point: Mitchell noticing my Suave-shampooed hair. Overheard: “Hey, look! A Kia!” SCM advertising executive Tom Mann's outburst when he saw a Kia driving near a Bugatti Veyron, a Ferrari F40 and a Ferrari Enzo. Only in Monterey. Jim Pickering, SCM Managing Editor Car I lusted for: The 1941 Willys Gasser at Mecum. Its 426 Hemi had a nasty blower surge at idle, and open headers meant everyone in a three-block radius knew it. Cool. Car I'd kick to the curb: The 2000 Ford Focus Kona Edition Concept at RM. Concept or not, it was still a Ford Focus. High point: Watching vintage Trans Am racers thundering around Laguna Seca on Saturday—right behind the SCM booth. Low point: A one-hour detour into San Jose after 14 hours in the SCM Suburban for In-N-Out Burger… although I suppose it was worth it. Overheard: A gentleman at RM, showing his young son a Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder: “Grandpa had a Fiat just like this one.” Miles Collier, SCM Contributor Car I lusted for: The Fiat Abarth 1000 Bialbero round tail at Bonhams. I love Abarths, and this one is spot-on, with an over-thetop (for my taste) Epifani restoration, but great period history as a Cunningham Team car driven to victory by Bruce McLaren in the small-bore race preceding the 12 Hours of Sebring. What's not to like? Car I'd kick to the curb: The Ferrari Enzo FXX. Come on. A decontented Enzo for a ton more dough that can only be used on the track, but isn't legal for any event except inbred Ferrari client events. And the telemetry is to be used for research? Puleese. High point: The Louis Vuitton Dinner given by the ever-charming Christian Phillippsen, where I caught up with several significant European collectors who would have been impossible to spend time with elsewhere. Biggest surprise: Crashing our Scarab due to someone else's avoidable mistake. I have been vintage racing for 30 years, either as a driver or an entrant and never had an ugly accident before. I certainly didn't expect it here. Thankfully, driver John Morton was uninjured in any way. Low point: See above. Insider's tip: Best time at all events is before the crowds. Take in practice days at the track, and see the Pebble Beach Concours between 7 am and 9 am. Don't miss the Concours de Le Mons. Skip the Quail, it is way too expensive. Best gossip: The Porsche 917 bodywork that sold for $140K at Bonhams was bought for a display in a restaurant. Chester Allen, SCM Executive Editor Car I lusted for: A gleaming—but far from perfect—black Porsche 356 dozing away in the parking area at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering. Beautiful cars such as this Porsche fade into the background when Bugatti Veyrons and other ultra-exotic cars are plentiful, but this classy car warmed my heart. Car I'd kick to the curb: The Bugatti Veyron that I followed while driving the SCM Ford Transit Connect into The Quail. Traffic was stop and go, and the heat rising from the back of this monster shivered in the air like a barbecue grill. This was not a car to drive around town, so it just became an expensive bauble with wheels in my eyes. Or maybe I was just jealous. High point: Talking with so many SCM writers—and readers. Low point: Trying to find a parking spot in downtown Monterey. Insider's tip: Watching the cars drive into the auctions is a thrill, as you get to see—and hear—the cars when they're alive, instead of just watching them gleam under stage lighting during the bidding wars. Colin Comer, SCM Contributing Editor Car I lusted for: The Le Manswinning Ferrari 250 TdF 1321 at Mecum. I've known—and had the pleasure of working on and driving—the car for decades. Bob DesMarais, its owner of the past 35-odd years, was a great friend to me. Bob recently passed away, and not only is the TdF “just right,” it also holds great memories. I hear that car start up, and I feel like I am a high school kid with Bob saying, “Go ahead, take her for a run....” High point: The Quail show was spectacular, especially with the added bonus of the Shelby display! The Post-War Preservation class at Pebble is always a favorite, and I think I took about 300 photos of the stunning Siata 208S Spyder, so I now know what the finer details should look like on mine. Low point: My hotel bill. Biggest surprise: The no-sale of the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa at RM Saturday night at $10.7m. Insider's tip: Come a day earlier and leave a day later than you think you need to. Trust me. Best gossip: I heard SCM was going to start paying its writers based on a percentage of the sales totals of the auctions they cover! ♦ 1959 Ferrari 250 TdF 1321 GT at Mecum November 2010 61

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Market Reports Overview Monterey Magic Leads to $172m in Sales Final numbers easily surpassed even the most optimistic predictions, with a total of 33 million-dollar cars crossing the block by Jim Pickering 1967 Porsche 910 Works racer, $799k at Bonhams & Butterfields M onterey is typically one of the biggest events on the global auction calendar, and this year did not disappoint, with 692 of 1,136 lots selling at five auctions for a final total of $171,938,572—that's a full $52m increase over last year's $120m for 561 of 836 lots, and $33m over 2008's $138m total, which was the previous high water mark. In all, 33 cars broke the million-dollar mark, compared to just 14 last year, with an average price of $248k per car sold. While the numbers might at first suggest a vibrant market overall, in reality they reflect more of a growing interest in blue-chip collectibles as investments rather than a general upward trend across all makes and models—after all, a vintage Ferrari is still a vintage Ferrari even after the worst day on Wall Street. So while overall totals generally showed an extreme improvement over last year, there were still deals to be had on more affordable lots as well. RM Auctions reclaimed the top spot from Gooding in Monterey this year, selling a total of 209 lots for a combined $67m—nearly doubling 2009's total of $35.5m for 206 lots. Senior Auction Analyst Carl Bomstead noted a total of 26 Ferraris among the list of consignments, led by a 1954 375 MM coupe that tied for high sale honors with a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150 coupe at $4.6m each. Gooding & Company returned once more to its tra- ditional Pebble Beach location with 137 lots on offer, and of them, 105 sold for a combined total of $64.5m. 64 Thirteen cars sold for over $1m each, including a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Competizione that was the high sale of the event and of the entire weekend at $7.3m. Auction Analyst John L. Stein found that in addition to the record high-end lots, there were bargains to be had as well, with 29 cars selling at under $100k each. Contributing Editor Donald Osborne made his way to Carmel for Bonhams & Butterfields' annual Monterey event, which this year sold 79 of 102 lots for a combined $18m. The Michael Amalfitano Collection of vintage Porsche racers was featured, with a 1972 917 Interserie Spyder making high sale honors and setting a new world record price for a Porsche at just under $4m. Mecum returned to the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel for its second annual event, which totaled $14.4m for 199 of 420 lots. Auction Analyst Paul Duchene noted that although this year's event saw the same 47% sell-through rate as the inaugural event in 2009, double the number of cars were available, and among those sold, prices were strong. The first production 1967 L88 Corvette convertible tied for high sale honors with a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Daytona coupe, both of which brought $1.3m. Russo and Steele's Sports and Muscle at the Monterey Marriott celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, and the company saw a boost in final totals from 2009's $5m for 60 of 112 cars to $8m for 100 of 251 cars. Auction Analyst Ray Nierlich noted that Russo faced stiff competition from cross-town market rival Mecum, and that undoubtedly limited Russo's bottom line. The Mark Donohue/Roger Penske 1971 AMC Javelin Trans Am racer was the high sale of the event at $847k, followed by a 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra at $649k. For the second year, MidAmerica returned to host a Pebble Beach motorcycle auc- tion alongside the Pebble Beach concours, and SCM motorcycle specialist Ed Milich was there to record 37 of 93 bikes selling for $868k, including a 1915 Indian that made $147k. Finally, if you're looking to go fast without spending a bunch of cash, Geoff Archer's report on recent eBay Motors sales should have just the subtle hot rod for you. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Sales Totals $70m $60m $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Competizione spyder $4,950,000 RM Auctions 2008 Bonhams & Butterfields RM Auctions Russo and Steele Gooding & Company Mecum Auctions 2006 Yearly Sold / Offered Summary 2007 2008 RM 188 / 206 (91%) $42,862,850 Bonhams 56 / 69 (81%) $12,444,099 Russo and Steele 156 / 156 (100%) $13,153,690 Gooding Mecum 62 / 78 (79%) $21,168,400 — 178 / 192 (93%) $46,754,350 67 / 96 (70%) $8,109,445 99 / 161 (61%) $10,034,530 122 / 134 (91%) $61,350,250 — 147 / 172 (85%) $44,093,450 44 / 77 (57%) $21,004,800 72 / 152 (47%) $9,107,875 115 / 141 (82%) $64,790,300 — 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante $7,920,000 Gooding & Company 2009 206 / 239 (86%) $35,522,600 62 / 102 (61%) $14,284,288 60 / 112 (54%) $4,973,565 128 / 159 (81%) $50,753,850 105 / 224 (47%) $14,249,725 $100,560,933 $134,839,073 $138,996,425 $119,784,028 2010 209 / 224 (93%) $66,886,000 79 / 102 (77%) $18,029,330 100 / 251 (40%) $8,054,975 105 / 137 (77%) $64,564,750 199 / 420 (47%) $14,403,517 Total Sold / Offered 514 / 616 (83%) 519 / 692 (75%) 378 / 542 (70%) 561 / 836 (67%) 692 / 1134 (61%) Total Sales $171,938,572 Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Competizione spyder, $ 7,260,000—G&C, p. 88 2. 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza cabriolet, $6,710,000—G&C, p. 86 3. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB SEFAC Hot Rod coupe, $6,105,000—G&C, p. 90 4. 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Lago Speciale Teardrop coupe, $4,620,000—RM, p. 68 5. 1954 Ferrari 375 MM coupe, $4,620,000—RM, p. 72 6. 1972 Porsche 917 Interserie Spyder racer, $3,967,000—B&B, p. 102 7. 1928 Mercedes-Benz S 26/180 boattail speedster, $3,740,000—G&C, p. 84 8. 1995 McLaren F1 coupe, $3,575,000—G&C, p. 84 9. 1949 Delahaye 175 S roadster, $3,300,000—RM, p. 70 10. 1956 Maserati 200SI roadster, $2,640,000—G&C, p. 88 November 2010 1. 1958 Dual-Ghia convertible $159,500—RM, p. 78 2. 1908 Holsman Model 10-K HighWheeler carriage, $45,100—G&C, p. 92 3. 1967 Porsche 910 Works racer, $799,000—B&B, p. 102 4. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette coupe, $95,400—MEC, p. 118 5. 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster, $649,000—R&S, p. 126 Best Buys 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Competizione spyder $7,260,000 Gooding & Company 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 65 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona coupe $7,685,000 Mecum Auctions 2010 2009 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Top Sales by Year 2006 1958 Ferrari 412 S sports racer $5,610,000 RM Auctions 2007

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RM Auctions Monterey, CA Sports & Classics of Monterey RM reclaimed the top spot in Monterey, with 209 of 224 lots selling over three days for nearly $67m Company RM Auctions Date August 12–14, 2010 Location Monterey, California Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold / offered 209/224 Sales rate 93% Sales total $66,866,000 High sale 1938 Talbot-Lago T150 coupe & 1954 Ferrari 375MM Berlinetta, each selling at $4,600,000 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 brought $715k Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics T his was certainly a red-letter year for RM in Monterey, as the company sold 209 of the 224 lots offered at its three-day sale for close to $67m, claiming the top spot for all auctions held in the area. And, for a little icing on the cake, the 1933 Delage D8S DeVillars Roadster restored by the company's auto restoration division for the Patterson Collection in Louisville, KY won the coveted Best in Show award at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Not a bad week's work. If Ferraris are your thing, RM's event was a must-see, as the company offered 26 stunning examples. However, the crown jewel, the 1958 250 “Pontoon Fender” Testa Rosa 0738/TR, failed to find a new home, even though the bidding exceeded $10m. RM sold 0714/TR at its Leggenda e Passione auction in Maranello, Italy in 2009 for $12.4m, and I suspect a similar number was expected here. The other 25 Ferraris offered did sell, giving little credence to the thought that RM had flooded the market. The 1954 375 MM Berlinetta was the co-high sale of the auction alongside a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150 coupe, each realizing $4.6m, while at the other end of the scale, a 1989 328 GTS made $49,500. RM offered a selection of 18 Ford Motor Company concept vehicles with the proceeds benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. They were all from the early- to mid-2000s and were each sold on a bill of sale 66 only. They could not be registered for highway use in the United States, and as such, while unique, most of them sold at under $100,000 each. The oldest surviving car sold by the Ford Motor Company was again offered here, after having appeared at RM's Phoenix event in January '07, where it sold to John O'Quinn for $693k. It was one of three Model As first sold to customers on July 13, 1903—sales that are thought to have kept Ford's head above water enough to allow them to continue building cars. This time around the bidding was not as aggressive, and the historic Model A failed to sell when the price stalled at $325k. A 1948 Tucker sold for $1.1m, continuing a trend RM established with the $1m sale of another Tucker Model 48 at its Monterey 2008 event. The cute story award goes to the sale of the 1960 Fiat 600 “Multipla” Taxi that sold for $46,750. Seems a couple was honeymooning in Italy when a train strike left them stranded. They bought the Fiat Taxi and continued their journey. Unable to part with it, and with great difficulty, they were able to import the car to their home in Chicago, where they continued to enjoy it. Overall, RM saw a hefty increase in totals from 2009's $35.5m to this year's $66.9m, and those strong results helped cast a rosy glow over this year's Monterey week. And, although prices weren't up in every segment of the market, quality examples of rare and desirable cars continued to show themselves as positive alternatives to other, less-inviting investment opportunities. ♦ Sales Totals $10m $20m $30m $40m $50m $60m $70m Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Monterey, CA ENGLISH #373-1938 JAGUAR SS 100 roadster. S/N 39058. Eng. # 4946. Bare metal. RHD. A true “barn find,” in storage since 1965, but not as major a project as it first appears. One of only 118 3.5-liter SS 100s produced before the factory was converted in support of war effort. Listed in SS 100 Registry and carries Jaguar Heritage Certificate. NOS fenders procured in mizes the Art Deco era. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $4,620,000. Last seen at RM's 2005 Monterey sale where it was described as “rough in all the details” and sold for $3,685,000 (SCM# 39199). Five years later, subsequently restored, details attended to, it saw nearly a million dollars of appreciation. See profile on page 38. #266-1953 NASH-HEALEY LE MANS '60s and included with car. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $242,000. A “needs everything” project, but the body was straight and appeared complete. It would be fun to put in running order and leave unrestored, but I doubt that will happen. With restored examples running about $600k, it's just a matter of doing the math to see whether it can be done without going underwater. #348-1938 JAGUAR SS coupe. S/N 30182X. Eng. # M229E. Royal Blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 243 km. Extensive and expensive restoration in 1994, fully documented with period photographs. Still sparkles, but showing evidence of time. Leather interior well fitted, engine clean. One-off coachwork by Swiss coachbuilder Hermann Graber. A most unusual Jaguar. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $385,000. coupe. S/N 3072. Black/brown leather. Odo: 41,897 miles. Italian styling, English body, and Nash overhead-valve six engine. Never restored, but cosmetic and mechanical work completed as required. Paint cracked on hood and nicked along trunk edge. Engine clean and finished in flat black. With correct Nash wheel covers, radio, and three-speed with overdrive. One of about 506 coupes produced. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,500. Listed in the SCM database as having sold for $19,425 at Mecum's Arlington Heights sale in November '97. These were hitting six figures a few years back, but they needed to be a bit sharper than what was presented here. All things considered, I would have to say price paid was about right, as it will cost a bunch to bring this up to snuff. Although Jag purists might consider it a bit too custom, I would like to call this very well bought. I enjoyed the Graber coachwork and found the styling attractive from all angles. The new owner clearly agreed. Sure to cause a stir at the next JCNA event. TOP 10 No. 4 #359-1938 TALBOT-LAGO T150-C Lago Speciale Teardrop coupe. S/N 90034. Black/brown leather. Odo: 479. The only long-wheelbase Lago Speciale Teardrop Coupe, recently restored by RM Auto Restoration. Provenance complete from new. A class winner at the 1948 24 Hours of Spa. Equipped with Wilson pre-select gearbox. Not shown since restoration, so it's ready for Pebble and Amelia Island. Stunning design truly epito 68 in Florida. In as-used condition with road rash on nose, engine clean but not highly detailed. A in pillar space between front and rear doors. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $357,500. A relative bargain for a Hispano-Suiza of this caliber. A bit past its prime, but a wonderful tour car for now, and the new owner can decide later on how far he wants to go. Well bought. Sports Car Market #347-1955 JAGUAR D-TYPE racer. S/N XKD558. British Racing Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 4,611. One of 77 D-types built. Has extensive track history. Badly damaged in a 1964 race and subsequently repaired and restored. Presented now with recently located original engine, which had been used in a boat dings, seals on moonroof cracking. Unattractive guppy grille. Jaguar engine modified with Paxton supercharger. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $38,500. This sold at RM's January '05 Phoenix sale for $68,200 with 6,759 miles on the odometer, which was probably a typo, as this thing has not been driving anywhere (SCM# 37402). A quick loss of $30k plus expenses, but I still think the buyer overpaid. Sure, it has history, but it'll be hard to drink this one pretty. FRENCH #368-1928 HISPANO-SUIZA H6C 4-dr convertible. S/N M1120900. Eng. # 320104. Tan & cream/brown fabric/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 97 km. An older restoration that has been properly maintained and still shows well. Paint cracking on door and fender, some visible chips on hood edge. Excellent woodwork. Stunning coachwork by Hibbard & Darrin, with interesting inverted triangle from convertible top very significant and properly authenticated D-type Jaguar. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $2,090,000. A D-type appearing at public sale is a rare event and not one for the weak of heart. One sold for $3,740,000 at the Gooding & Co. Scottsdale auction earlier this year (SCM# 155300), so I think that the new skins and nose were what held things back a bit here. #217-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 Royale Custom coupe. S/N G22738. Royal Metallic Purple/black leather. Odo: 67,720 miles. Won awards at Pebble in '57 and '58, but wouldn't even make it to the parking lot today. Older modifications are not holding up. Paint aging, cracks on hood, signs of rust, numerous door

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RM Auctions Monterey, CA #362-1938 DELAHAYE 135MS Sports convertible. S/N 60123. Eng. # 60123. Silver/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 352 km. Extensive restoration by Fran Roxas in 2003 and properly maintained since, with appearances at Pebble Beach (where it was a class winner) and Amelia Island. In very attractive red and silver livery, with striking coachwork by little-known Comprehensive restoration in 2005, and well maintained since. Excellent brightwork and properly fitted top. Massive doors. Unique shovelnose grille. Advertised in period as the as fastest production motor car in the world, as twin “beehive” taillights were replaced with teardrops mid-year. Wears original U.S.-spec bumpers. Unusual blue leather seating. Offered with Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $132,000. This is the price for nice “driver” Speedsters in today's market, where values have fallen from the sky in a long slide. Would have been $200k at the top. May slip further from here but also may stabilize and hang around the $125k area for a few years. Either way, in good markets and bad, there is always a steady demand for Speedsters to drive. #379-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL builder Carrosserie deVillars. Raked “vee” windshield with disappearing top. Equipped with Cotal pre-select transmission. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $852,500. Sold by RM at their September '00 sale in New York for $649,000 (SCM# 10658), where it was presented in dark blue. Any profit margin here was more than negated by the cost of restoration, so let's just hope the past glory at Pebble and Amelia helps soothe the financial wounds. TOP 10 No. 9 #353-1949 DELAHAYE 175 S roadster. S/N 815023. Eng. # 815023. Light blue/white vinyl/light blue & white leather. Odo: 1,236 km. Recent restoration by Fran Roxas, original engine recently acquired. A truly flamboyant design, with extravagant use of chrome, front and rear wheel covers, and Lucite steering wheel. Has Cotal pre-select transmission. One of 51 175 S models built, thanks to twin updraft carburetors fed by supercharger. From the O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $913,000. When this sold at RM's Phoenix '07 sale for $1,028,500 (SCM #43991), the analyst thought it was well bought with potential for appreciation. Times have changed, and the estate took a 10% hit. But new owner should be happy. #319-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. S/N 1980427500131. Red/tan fabric/ tan leather. Odo: 14,640 miles. A well maintained example that has no glaring issues but has certainly been used and enjoyed. Resprayed some time in the not-so-distant past, minor wear to leather seats. Original jack and tool also loose. The smaller, wimpier sibling to the 300SL. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,000. If you don't have yours already, I'm afraid you're too late to cash in on the upward trend. Not that long ago, a decent example could be had for under $30k, but that is no longer the case. Price paid here was the new market for good examples, but the issues noted concerned me. #374-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL ordered by English actress (and bombshell) Diana Dors at age 17. Thought to have been 1949 Paris and 1950 New York auto show car. An Amelia Island and Pebble Beach awardwinner. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $3,300,000. If dramatic design is your thing, then this was a most reasonable purchase, guaranteed to cause a stir every time it rolls off the carrier. It's too new to qualify as a CCCA Full Classic, but it's certainly been to the big dances. A cornerstone car for a serious collection. GERMAN #371-1936 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K Special roadster. S/N 130913. Black/black fabric/tan leather. Odo: 1,275 km. 70 roll included. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $440,000. A driver-level car that was ready to go. The difference in value between a drum brake 300SL and one with discs can be substantial. Lot 374, a disc brake roadster, sold for about $100k more than this example—a good representation of the current trend. Price paid here was in line, but I bet the new owner will be wishing he had the discs after a few hundred miles on the twisties. #326-1957 PORSCHE 356A speedster. S/N 83154. Red/black fabric/blue leather. Odo: 7,110 miles. A well-presented Speedster that has been toured and enjoyed. Older restoration by noted expert still turns heads. An early '57, heat shielding, and a/c added with outlets under dash. A delightful driver that would be a hoot on the open road. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $522,500. The delta between Gullwings and roadsters has been narrowing, and the price paid here is now the going rate for a driver quality, disc brake-equipped car. Well bought and sold. Sports Car Market roadster. S/N 9804210002869. Silver/blue fabric/blue leather. Odo: 13,379 miles. A wellmaintained example that has been used and enjoyed, with a few nicks here and there. History known from new. Minor modifications for driving enjoyment including modern radio, roadster. S/N 1210408501571. Silver/red leather. Odo: 174 miles. Recent restoration, including extensive mechanical work, with only 100 miles since completion. Attractive red leather interior, hard top included with sale. Noted issues include paint blisters on left front fender and poor rear bumper chrome. Carpet

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RM Auctions Monterey, CA ITALIAN TOP 10 No. 5 #351-1954 FERRARI 375 MM coupe. S/N 0416AM. Eng. # 0416 AM. Max Meyer Light Gray/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 33,352 km. Original engine and Pinin Farina coachwork, with Ferrari Classiche certification and history known from new. Windshield delaminating, front bumper worn, paint scrape on right door. Adjustable seats, tion. Sold new to the Brazilian racing team Scuderia Lagartixa, extensive documented race with tool bar and the largest drum brakes ever used by Ferrari. Has one minor paint blemish on left door. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,760,000. Restored in '06 and an SCM cover car in December '08, after it sold at Worldwide's Auburn sale in August '08 for $2.5m (SCM# 117880). A stunning and fully documented 410 SA with the correct stampings. Fully priced but certainly not out of line, considering the known provenance and near flawless condition. smaller hood, and front and rear bumperettes are features unique to this car. The fifth of seven 375 MMs with 4.5-liter engine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $4,620,000. Price paid reflected the car's solid condition and originality, not to mention its long list of prominent owners and featured appearance in the classic film “The Fortune of Being a Woman” with Sophia Loren. A stunning, no-questions Ferrari that will be welcome the world over. #342-1954 FERRARI 500 Mondial coupe. S/N 0452MD. Eng. # 0452MD. Light blue/tan leather. RHD. Older restoration carries a soft patina. Mild rash on nose, bubbles on left door, paint shows a couple minor chips. Has shown at Villa D'Este, and won Best in Show at Ferrari Club National Meet in 1986. Interesting race history includes three appearances in the history covers a quarter century. With requisite “red head” valve covers. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $10,700,000. A unique combination of elegance and performance, and rarer than a GTO, with just three offered in the last decade, including this one. It feels awkward putting “ten million dollars” and “no-sale” in the same sentence, but RM sold 0714/TR at its May '09 Maranello sale for $12.4m (SCM# 120485). This seller must have been looking for a similar number. #360-1959 FERRARI 250 GT LWB California spyder. S/N 1489GT. Eng. # 1489GT. Black & red/red leather. Odo: 98,774 miles. The 32nd of only 50 LWB California Spyders built, delivered new to the son of Italy's last king. Restored in early 1980s, won its class at Pebble Beach in 1992, still shows well. Has recently shown at Quail and participated in the Colorado Grand rally. Complete #308-1960 FIAT 600 Multipla sedan. S/N 100108074075. Green/green vinyl. Odo: 19,163 km. Purchased by a young couple in the late '60s when their honeymoon travels were interrupted by an Italian train strike. Subsequently imported to Chicago. Recent mechanical work and cosmetic restoration by Symbolic Motors. Cute as a Golden Retriever puppy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $46,750. Could be used as an Italian wedding car or as transportation to the next Bocce Ball tournament. Other than that, it's just a cool (and expensive) automotive oddity. Well sold. #349-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB/6C Alloy coupe. S/N 08233. Eng. # 08233. Red/black leather. Odo: 41,937 miles. A stunning longnose, lightweight body with six Webers. Restored in 1993, subsequently purchased by Reggie Jackson and very well maintained. Excellent aluminum body panels show no Mille Miglia. Ferrari Classiche certified. The 16th of 22 Series 1 Mondials built, and one of just two berlinettas. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,567,500. Price paid here was in line with other recent sales of 500 Mondials—the smaller sibling of the awesome 375 MM—and this example carried thorough provenance. A ticket to any event, including the Mille Miglia. #357-1958 FERRARI 250 TESTA ROSSA Pontoon Fender racer. S/N 0738TR. Eng. # 0738TR. Fly Yellow & green/black leather. One of 21 pontoon fender Testa Rossas built. Restored to original configuration in early 1990s with replacement coachwork. Spare race-prepared 250 TR engine included in auc- 72 with tool roll. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $2,612,500. Last seen at Gooding's Pebble Beach sale in August '08, where it sold at $3.6m (SCM# 117571). A similar, freshly restored example sold last year at Gooding's Pebble Beach sale for $2.7m (SCM# 142073), so price paid here was not out of line. An entry ticket to any and all significant events. #335-1959 FERRARI 410 SUPERAMERICA Series III coupe. S/N 1323SA. Eng. # 1323SA. Red/tan leather. Odo: 39,686 miles. One of just 34 410 Superamericas produced, history known from new. Complete ripples or waves. Engine area sparkles. Outside fuel filler added in late '80s, minor wear on driver's bolster. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,155,000. I'm not sure if Reggie Jackson ownership added anything, but the buyer paid fair price for a no-questions 275 GTB/6 that's been properly maintained. An iconic, timeless design. #339-1966 FERRARI 500 SUPERFAST Series II coupe. S/N 8565SF. Eng. # 8565SF. Blue/tan leather. Odo: 37,169 miles. One of 36 500 Superfasts built, and one of only 12 Series IIs. Cosmetically restored by Paul Russell in 2006, with receipts provided. Subsequent Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Monterey, CA separation, chrome a bit dull and losing luster. Interior shows wear with a small hole in driver's seat, dash trim pitted. One of less than 9,000 Ford woodie wagons built for 1948. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $66,000. A driver quality woodie wagon that sold for less than expected. Bringing this up to snuff will be expensive, but in the meantime, the new owner can just use and enjoy. Fair all around, considering the condition. awards at Amelia Island. Wonderful cognac interior with wood dash and trim. Complete with original a/c, power windows, power steering, and tool roll. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,127,500. A sensational Ferrari with known history, flawlessly restored. These are offered at public sale infrequently, so comparative value is difficult to establish. A stunning design, and if the price was not to your liking, well, as we are prone to say, go find another. #344-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona spyder. S/N 14543. White/black fabric/red & black leather. Odo: 3,716 miles. A well preserved, very original, super low mile example with full books, records, tool roll. Recent freshening of colors and mechanics. First owned by Bill Harrah, never titled. Only 122 manufactured, with 96 for the U.S. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $990,000. Last seen at RM's May '09 Maranello sale, where it carried an unattractive red stripe and failed to sell at $1,031,310 (SCM# 120559). Driven just 14 miles since. Obviously, the seller would have been far better off accepting the previous offer. If the value here is in the limited mileage, can you use it without taking a hit? If it was mine, I don't think I would care. AMERICAN #155-1948 FORD SUPER DELUXE Woodie wagon. S/N 899A2260553. Black/ black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 14,645 miles. Older restoration will soon need some attention. Wood original with noticeable cracks and manufactured, and one of two thought to still exist. Coachwork by English coachbuilder known for teardrop step-plates and helmet wings. From the A.K. Miller Collection. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $660,000. Offered at RM's New York sale in 2000, where it was acquired by 74 style that has been well maintained. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $203,500. These were a value in the era, and at the price paid here, this was still a value today. This one slipped through, as it was a very rare variation of the Auburn Twelve, with examples seldom offered. Buyer should be standing tall. #331-1933 CHRYSLER CL IMPERIAL Dual Windsheld Sport phaeton. S/N 7803603. Maroon & red/red fabric/tan leather. Odo: 1,491 miles. Restored in 1998 by RM Sports Car Market Kingston carburetor. Original buyer paid $880, with a $170 deposit noted. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $325,000. Last seen at RM's January '07 sale in Phoenix, where, after spirited bidding between John O'Quinn and a member of the Ford family, it finally sold for $693,000 (SCM# 44066). Three years later it was the blue light special when bidding stalled at half that price. I'm thinking the 2007 sale price was an anomaly, with the top bid here closer to the real market value. #356-1930 STUTZ MODEL M coupe. S/N 31312. Black/red leather. Odo: 67,227 miles. Older restoration still very presentable, but now shows a few minor paint issues and other signs of time. Won Best in Class at Pebble and competed in the Beijing-Paris Motor Challenge in the late '90s. One of 24 supercharged Stutzes new. Was once part of the Imperial Palace Collection. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $693,000. Last seen at Worldwide's May '06 sale in Seabrook, Texas, where it was a no-sale at $730,000 (SCM# 41539). An “Attractive but common body style,” as noted then (Murphy was the most prolific of Duesenberg coachbuilders). Subsequently acquired by the O'Quinn Collection. Fair money for a Duesenberg that will soon need some cosmetic and mechanical work. #336-1933 AUBURN TWELVE Custom phaeton sedan. S/N 1094H. Navy blue/navy blue fabric/navy leather. Odo: 1 miles. Older restoration with a few paint flaws noted. Hood latch handles incorrectly painted, rear door fit off slightly (normal for Auburn convertible sedans). Fitted with Auburn V12 and Columbia two-speed rear end. A very appealing body #116-1903 FORD MODEL A Rear Entrance tonneau. S/N 30. Red/black leather. One of three Model As first sold to the public, and the only one left. Documented to be the oldest surviving car sold by Ford Motor Company. Key here is “by Ford Motor Co,” as a few early Fords were sold by others. Five owners from new, has been restored and ran in the 2003 London-to-Brighton. Coil box stamped with number 30 and retains original Skip Barber for $316,800 (SCM# 10643). Later sold at RM's Meadowbrook '06 sale, where it realized $715,000 (SCM #42415). I would call this well bought, considering the unique coachwork and rare supercharger. #249-1931 DUESENBERG MODEL J convertible sedan. S/N 2363. Eng. # J420. Maroon & red/tan fabric/parchment leather. Odo: 70,801 miles. Older restoration presentable but does show its age. Some paint issues noted, leather interior has a pleasing patina. Originally equipped with J331 engine, but swapped for current J420 sometime in early '50s. ACD club certified, history known from

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RM Auctions Monterey, CA Auto Restoration, limited use since. Paint still very presentable after 12 years, with only a minor chip or two. Elegant engine-turned dash. Would be a wonderful tour car or easily readied for the show field, with the appropriate cosmetic attention. A Full CCCA Classic. One of 36 examples built by LeBaron. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $341,000. The crowd came alive for this one, and rightfully so. A strong tour car, a weekend driver, and a contender at the local shows. Price was strong, but the car had the right look and feel. Kudos all around. #341-1933 DUESENBERG SJ Riviera phaeton. S/N 2551. Eng. # SJ 528. Black/black fabric/brown leather. Odo: 52,377 miles. Coachwork by Brunn. Frame changed in early '60s, car restored by Fran Roxas in early 2000s. Has massive chrome door hinges and authentic “bird” hood ornament. Paint aging, driver's door handle missing, speedometer dial cracked. Riviera Phaeton design allows the entire rear body to open, hinged at the bumper, completely hiding the convertible top while stowed. raised an eyebrow, and the first thought would have been to get rid of the top. Fortunately, a few did survive, and intact examples are now commanding the respect they were for so long denied. Price paid here was market correct. #143-1946 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Indy 500 Pace Car convertible. S/N H141724. Yellow/black fabric/maroon leather. Odo: 72,885 miles. One of several '46 Lincoln Continentals that claim to be the 1946 Indy Pace Car. Restored a few years back and very presentable with a few paint issues. Plating on grille very acceptable and very expensive to have redone. Good maroon leather interior. kinds of innovative ideas, but governmental intervention killed the project. Known for its cycloptic center headlight. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,127,500. These are infrequently offered, but when they do show up at auction, they've brought prices at around the $600k level. This one took on a life of its own. Two determined bidders would not let loose and a record price was the result. Does this mean all Tuckers are now worth seven figures? Well, RM sold one at its 2008 Monterey sale for $1,017,500 (SCM# 117431) so perhaps this is, in fact, the “new” market value. #239-1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E53F001199. Polo White/black vinyl/Sportsman Red vinyl. Odo: 24,698 miles. 235-ci 150-hp I6, 3x1-bbl, auto. One of the first 300 Corvettes built, all of which were destined for the rich and famous for maximum publicity. An original car until 2004, when it was discovered and was given a cosmetic restoration. Attractive, but far from show quality. Styling is not universally appreciated, but has been owned at one time or another by many of the major players. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,430,000. Last seen at RM's Amelia Island sale in March '05, where it changed hands for $1,320,000 (SCM# 37555). Authentic SJs complete with supercharger are few and far between and command a premium when offered. A more attractive body style would have upped the ante here, but the price paid was in line with the $1.1m-$1.4m pre-sale expectations. #345-1933 PACKARD TWELVE 1006 coupe. S/N 100605. Black/tan leather. Owned for 50 years by John Mecom, two subsequent owners. Recent respray and upholstery by Fran Roxas, body never off frame. A true custom Dietrich with “vee” windshield and matching headlights and fender lights. The only known surviving 1933 Dietrich 2/4 passenger coupe. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,622,500. It wasn't long ago that such a coupe wouldn't have 76 wires and all the power goodies. An attractive example. One of 836 produced. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $79,750. Boy, has the market gone south on these. '53 and '54 Skylarks were the hot ticket with one selling in the $400k range not all that long ago, and overnight they can't Sports Car Market LCOC has no record of this being the pace car, but the Indianapolis Motor Speedway feels it is. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $104,500. It's been to all the county fairs, and there's now some documentation stating that it was, in fact, the '46 Indy Pace car. Last presented at Mecum's Indy sale in May '09, where it was a no-sale at $100k (SCM# 120601). Before that, it was seen at RM's Feb '08 Ft Lauderdale sale, selling for $104,500 (SCM# 52013). Sure sounds like a lot of wheel spinning to lose a bunch, when commissions, entry fees, and travel expenses are all figured in. #246-1948 TUCKER 48 4-dr sedan. S/N 1045. Eng. # 33551. Navy blue/blue fabric. Odo: 609 miles. Older restoration shows its age. Door fit off a bit and paint has a few issues. Engine clean but not detailed. The 45th of 51 cars built by Preston Tucker. Full of all Typical fit issues, paint just OK, brightwork has an edge. Newly installed seats, engine clean with no fluid issues noted. A fun, straight-line Corvette. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $220,000. Prices on these have been a bit soft of late, and this sale continues the trend—a few years back, another $50k or so would not have been out of line. Timing is everything. #278-1954 BUICK SKYLARK convert- ible. S/N 7A1129677. Black/white vinyl/red leather. Odo: 54,329 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Three-year restoration completed in 2007, with only 200 miles since. Attractive paint but noticeable crack on hood, brightwork nicely done, engine well cared for. Die-stamped leather upholstery. Fitted with Kelsey-Hayes

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RM Auctions Monterey, CA hit six figures. This was a well cared-for example, so I feel for the seller, but well bought on the other side. #229-1954 KAISER-DARRIN roadster. S/N 161001259. Yellow Satin/yellow vinyl/ yellow vinyl. Odo: 66,338 miles. 161-ci I6, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Innovative Dutch Darrin styling with sliding pocket doors and fiberglass body. Stated to have had complete restoration. Paint well maintained with no serious issues, front bumper rough, interior in good order. reduction. Full documentation from 1957 on, including FoMoCo Bill of Sale. Presented in as-raced condition. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $280,500. A unique piece of Ford racing history, and would be welcome at any vintage racing event, considering its documentation. Ready for show or the track, and purchased at a fair and reasonable price. BEST BUY Competed in the 2005 Great Race. #259 of 435 produced. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $90,750. These have been appearing with some frequency and for the most part sell in the range paid here— examples need to be exceptional in some regard to bring much more. Distinctively styled but underpowered and prone to overheating, these are definitely an acquired taste. #378-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S102794. Polo White & silver/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 3,045 miles. 283-ci 283-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. A well presented example of one of only 713 283/283 Fuelies that left dealer showrooms in 1957. Scored 99.2% in NCRS judging and received a Top Flight award. Excellent fit and finish, stain noted on convertible top. Grievous errors #251-1958 DUAL-GHIA convertible. S/N 5169. Dark blue/tan leather. Odo: 69,701 miles. 315-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored to high standard in 2007 and well maintained since. Body by Ghia and powered by Chrysler D-500 V8, with Powerflite 2-speed automatic. The 69th of only 117 built. transmission, twin side-view mirrors, and power everything, including power swivel buckets. Numerous magazine appearances and show awards. Very posh indeed. One of just 618 built. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $93,500. An impressive Imperial Crown convertible at an impressive price. Even so, I'm willing to bet the cost of restoring this big ol' boat was about equal to what was paid here. Will certainly make a statement when the new owner rolls up to his favorite watering hole on a summer evening. #248-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE “Pilot Line” convertible. S/N 308675100015. Riverside Red/red vinyl. Odo: 15 miles. 327-ci 360-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. A documented “pilot line” or pre-production Sting Ray. One of four thought to exist. Only 15 miles since older body-off restoration. Paint just acceptable with blemish on trunk, window rubbers Tan leather interior well fitted. Good brightwork, with paint that sparkled in afternoon sun but also showed mismatch on door. Car of choice for the Rat Pack. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $159,500. The new owner can enjoy Italian styling with the convenience of NAPA store engine parts. Last seen at RM's 2007 Monterey sale where it sold for $247,500 (SCM# 46255) with engine detailing issues noted. Used little since, but the seller nonetheless took a serious hit. Well bought indeed. include metric wheel weights and no embossed stamping on trunk weather stripping. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $104,500. A few years ago this would have come close to the $150k mark, but the Corvette market is not what it once was. Still, this could have brought $10k-$15k more, and I don't think the late hour at which it crossed the block was any help. Well bought. #135-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD “Battlebird” racer. S/N C7FH170266. White/ black vinyl. 312-ci fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. The only “Battlebird” remaining of two built. Modified for racing with aluminum panels, and powered by Hilborn-injected 312-ci Ford Y-Block V8 and Jaguar transmission. Bumpers removed and holes drilled in frame for weight 78 #267-1960 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL Crown convertible. S/N 9204104130. Dusk Mauve/white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 74,646 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Extensive threeyear restoration, but sides a bit wavy. Equipped with TorqueFlite push-button three-speed old and cracked. Panel fit to factory spec (i.e., marginal). On aftermarket knockoffs. Equipped with the desirable L84 engine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $104,500. It's hard to explain the issues noted with only 15 miles since restoration. But, being a pre-production car added to the value, as the price paid was what you would expect for a near-perfect example. A good buy for a Corvette collector. #263-1964 ED ROTH ROAD AGENT Custom coupe. S/N N/A. Orange/yellow plastic/rose pearl vinyl. One of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth's most well-known custom projects with its tinted plastic bubble roof. Restored in 1997 and well cared for since. Powered by a Corvair air-cooled flat six. An icon of the '60s, featured in Rod and Custom in 1964, as well as numerous exhibits and displays. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $154,000. The new owner has the one and only Road Agent, so there's not much I can say about the price paid. It will cause a sensation wherever it goes and will certainly liven up the Friday night cruise-in. © Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co Pebble Beach, CA The Pebble Beach Auction All three top sellers were Italian, including a full-of-patina 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza that made $6.7m Company Gooding & Company Date August 14–15, 2010 Location Pebble Beach, California Auctioneer Charles Ross Automotive lots sold / offered 105/137 Sales rate 77% Sales total $64,564,750 High sale 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Competizione, sold at $7,260,000 Buyer's premium 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza, sold for $6.7m Report and photographs by John L. Stein Market opinions in italics Pebble Beach this August. The company sold an astounding $64.6m in rolling T stock over two days, including ten cars between $1m and $4m, two cars above $6m, and the top dog of the weekend, an alloy-bodied 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Competizione at $7.3m. All three top sellers at Gooding were Italian, head- lined by the aforementioned competition Cal Spyder sold on Saturday. Imported by Luigi Chinetti, among many races the car finished fifth overall at Sebring in 1960, and can count Jim Hall and Hap Sharp among its many drivers. Sunday brought a pair of $6m cars: The full-of-patina 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza that many of us have watched Peter Giddings race at the Monterey Historics, which sold for $6.7m; and a restored 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod, also boasting extensive race history, with drivers such as Graham Hill, Jo Bonnier and Olivier Gendebien. It commanded $6.1m. The oldest car at auction was a tattered 1908 Holsman 10-K that brought $45,100. That horseless carriage was an incredible contrast to the newest car at the sale, a 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, which traded for 80 he bloom may have fallen off our economic rose two years ago, but someone collected the petals, and there were pockets full of them ready for spending at the Gooding & Company auction in $253,000. Twenty-nine vehicles sold for between $100k and $200k, while another 29 sold for less than $100k—meaning few credit-card bargains were found. The closest anything came to cheap was a lovely, unrestored ex-Nethercutt family 1963 Cadillac Series 75 eight-passenger sedan that brought $26,400. The only deviates from four wheels were a painting of the original Pebble Beach road races, sold to benefit charity at $27,500 (omitted from the sales figures presented here), and a solitary motorcycle, a 1951 Vincent Black Shadow, which attracted a rather spectacular $137,500. One takeaway was the affirmation that collector-car valuation is largely emotionally based, since unlike stocks, bonds, or rental property, these vehicles don't generate passive income. You also can't live in them like a house, unless of course we're talking about the enormous 1943 Mercedes-Benz 770K limousine offered this weekend, which was unfortunately a no-sale at $1.1m. In any event, at this year's Gooding & Sales Totals Company auction at Pebble Beach, 11 of the 13 cars which sold for more than $1m were sports and racing cars, and most were post-war. What this tells me is that the buyers driving the market are baby boomers who are more emotionally wed to performance cars of the 1950s and 1960s than to classics of the 1920s and 1930s. Buyer focus will change again when these folks ultimately cycle out of the game. But regardless of what they're buying, it's clear they're spending money now. This was a good weekend for sure. ♦ $10m $20m $30m $40m $50m $60m $70m $80m 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 10%, included in sold prices Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co Pebble Beach, CA ENGLISH #50-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II Skiff-Bodied roadster. S/N 184PY. Eng. # EE65. Mahogany wood/beige. RHD. Odo: 68,797 miles. This RHD Phantom II started out with a seven-passenger limousine body, but was stripped and refitted with a one-off runabout-style mahogany body in 1973. Wood is in good shape. Enormous 6.50/7.00-19 Dunlops on chrome wire wheels. Torpedo-shaped side boxes/running boards. Wood hood engine-bay ventilation slats. Older headlights appear a sound runner, you could probably drive it anywhere in the country and not worry about another scrape or bruise. #104-1938 JAGUAR SS 100 3½-Liter roadster. S/N 39048. Eng. # M549E. Ivory/ black canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 3,179 miles. The cheaper of two SS 100s at this auction. Older restoration still shows pretty well overall. Excellent paint application, with various small chips. Gaudy wire mesh on four headlights and grille, tacky old “First Prize Winner” badges on body. Fitted with dual rearmounted spare tires. Undercarriage looks old, with cracked spring-gaiter rubber and stained engine sump. Cheap-looking seat material, a rider, it was hardly of concours-winning quality, leading one to believe that the collector car audience is now hip to Vincents. Well sold. #152-1953 NASH-HEALEY roadster. S/N 2359. Eng. # 1374. Silver/red leather. Odo: 41,016 miles. Metallic silver paint nicely applied, but likely too metallic for period. Small paint cracks around hood scoop. New chrome plating to a high standard. Impeccable undercarriage. Current California license-plate tags. Upholstery beautifully done and carpeting even better. Interior red color seems over the top. Complex Nash faux wire-wheel covers are especially well presented. Aftermarket water- to be converted acetylene units. Pitted wheel rims, dirty undercarriage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $198,000. This Wind in the Willows car would be ideal for the plucky and hapless Mr. Toad. Its wood construction and finish is right out of the Gar Wood or Hacker boat universe, and shows high-grade construction and subsequent care. If you like to talk to people, this was your car. Let's hope the new owner has a lakefront summer estate to drive it to, because that's where it belongs. Sold at 21% below the low estimate, and in years to come it might look like a pretty smart buy compared to new $200k cars. #107-1938 BENTLEY 4¼-LITER All- Weather cabriolet. S/N B190LS. Eng. # D8BJ. Blue/tan canvas/blue & tan leather. RHD. Odo: 28,641 miles. Aged restoration with much use evident, although nice patina has unfortunately gone a bit too far. Dented right front fender, old seat tracks rusty and scraped, worn leather and wood inside. Righthand drive is a downside for U.S. use. Bubbling rust around the cowl vent, chipped running faded carpeting, bubbling gauge faces. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $368,500. Despite the many disturbing details needing attention, this SS 100 still showed reasonably well from a few paces away. So at just 35% of the cost of the other Jag SS 100 in this auction (Lot 24), you could have a whole lot of fun with this one while gradually improving it in the process. You'd also have nearly $700,000 left over in your bank account. Perfection it was not, but this one had promise. #132-1951 VINCENT BLACK SHADOW motorcycle. S/N RC6693B. Eng. # F10AB1B4793. Black. Odo: 857 miles. Older Canadian restoration shows staining, chipping, and wear. Seat cracked. Rat's nest of wiring with cheap battery cable connector. 1970s Honda ignition switch. Correct hard-to-find 20inch front wheel and tire, but modern rear tire incorrect. Fitted with correct 5-inch 150-mph temperature gauge suggests something amiss with stock gauge. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $120,000. Years before Shelby went calling on AC and Ford to create the hallowed Cobra, Donald Healey met Nash-Kelvinator president George Mason, and the pair closed a deal for Nash to provide pushrod 6-cylinder engines and drivelines for Healey's Italian-bodied roadster. Close to aesthetically perfect, this lovely Nash-Healey was reportedly used in the 1950s TV show “Adventures of Superman.” Essentially perfect, it should have commanded at least the $250k low estimate, but it didn't. #18-1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-4 BN1 roadster. S/N BN1L227462. Eng. # 1B227462M. Ivory & blue/black leather. Odo: 46,518 miles. Old lacquer paint checked and cracked, dry rubber, pitted plating. Dirty and disheveled, but also has amazing patina. Equipped with two-point racing seat belts and period Lucas headlights. Trunk smells of sulphuric acid. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $71,500. This car brought legions of looky-loos, and for good boards. Lovely newer replacement top. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $137,500. Although the auction catalog warned that this car “has not run in many years and is in need of a complete restoration,” bidders knocked the $70k-$90k preauction estimate right over the cheap seats to own it. But it's really no wonder—for all of this Bentley's troubles, after being turned back into 82 speedometer. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $137,500. Very good patina will allow use with confidence. Despite its numerous incorrect and untidy details, this was a nice used Shadow that can be inexpensively improved to a higher level. Bids well outpaced the high pre-auction estimate of $95k-$120k, suggesting either that to car buyers, $137k seemed reasonable, or else that bidders saw this Vincent as something special. Although the bike was nice enough for reason—everyone likes a good barn find, pregnant with promise for fun and profit. This car was said to have numerous 100M (Le Mans) features, but it was clearly ID'd as a more common BN1 100-4. 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Gooding & Co Pebble Beach, CA price paid, the new owner should service it and enjoy it as-is, at least until its true provenance can be established. #147-1966 JAGUAR XKE Series I 4.2 coupe. S/N 1E32045. Eng. # EJ5058. Black/ black leather. Odo: 91,047 miles. Generally good body and paint, with sanding marks and a small amount of visible orange peel apparent on close inspection. Vintage black California license plate. Perfect wire wheels. Nice underneath, but exhaust hanger bolts don't look factory. Tool marks evident on various fasteners. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $93,500. Bought 118450), this price looked like a decent deal. #45-2010 LOTUS EVORA coupe. S/N SCCLMDTU2AHA11366. British Racing Green/black & eggshell leather. Odo: 66 miles. Presents as new. “Autosport Designs, Inc., Huntington Station, NY” license-plate frame suggests that this is unsold dealer stock. Proceeds from auction stated to benefit Save the Children charity. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $77,000. It's enlightening to watch near-new, it suits the leather interior nicely. Heavy doorlatch actuation. Passable interior with newer upgraded audio system. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $50,600. Bizarro French styling with a factory Maserati engine—what else could an eclectic, last year for $61,600 at Gooding's Scottsdale sale in January (SCM# 119224), where SCM described the restoration as “rushed.” From a short distance away, this E-type looked like one to die for. But scrutinizing the car closely revealed evidence that the restoration, or at least part of it, was done in a hurry. Someone paid fair money for this car, but it didn't attract top dollar, probably due to the hard-to-see faults. TOP 10 No. 8 #146-1995 MCLAREN F1 coupe. S/N 062. Silver/black & gray leather. Sold new to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and delivered to California. Wears CA license 5NYZ544 with 2011 tags. Looks like it was driven to auction, with dirty wheels, wheel wells, and rear end, and gravel and debris in rear valance. A ew small blemishes on nose, scraped front scuff plate. Interior unblemished, unique 3-seat layout mimics F1 designs. BMW as-new cars go through classic-car auctions as a barometer for what bidders think will be worthy future classics. This one sold for 5% above the Evora's base MSRP, although when any of the $15,000+ in options are added in, it might actually look like a reasonably good deal. Compared to many of the lots for sale at the auction, this one looked like a straightforward and economical buy. FRENCH #111-1949 DELAHAYE TYPE 175 coupe de ville. S/N 815044. Tan & cream/tan leather. Odo: 1,181 km. Coachwork by Saoutchik. Expansive body panels straight and true. Paint shows some blemishes, scratches, and chips. Acres of chrome, some of which is troubled, including thin spots on front bumper and rear fender trim. Lavish gold finishes on interior components, but shows lack of care overall. Eurocentric collector want? Actually, this was a nice-looking and presentable example of a car that made quite a few waves in its day. If it runs and works reasonably well, without any major meltdowns or dramas, it will be a blast to own and use at a very reasonable price point for an exotic. Just thank your lucky stars that it's old enough to dodge the smog tests in California. GERMAN TOP 10 No. 7 #127-1928 MERCEDES-BENZ S 26/180 boattail speedster. S/N 35313. Eng. # 66513. Ivory/navy & ivory leather. Coachwork by Murphy. Well-known Mercedes with race and movie history. Once owned by the Marx brothers. Appears to have had fenders removed recently, with headlight wire ends sloppily taped. Cheap hardwarestore fasteners, loose wires and miscellaneous parts left hanging. Engine and supercharger oily. Ivory overspray in numerous places, rust and corrosion abound. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,740,000. This car belongs as much to M Power engine visible beneath rear glass. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $3,575,000. This would have presented better if clean, but the grit, along with current tags in a state that requires smog checks, showed evidence of recent use. For the price paid, the new owner shouldn't fret that the last service cost $70,000. Since supercars typically swan-dive in value, the F1 has shown remarkable staying power – even at 15 years old. Compared to the example RM sold in London in October '08 for $4m (SCM# 84 Older blue California license plate “MYTY FYN.” Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $440,000. Said to have been built for the 1949 Paris Auto Salon. Let's just say Liberace would have loved this Art Deco French car. It was over the top then and remains over the top now, and bidders embraced the chance to own it, beating the high estimate by $90,000. #75-1973 CITROËN SM coupe. S/N AC7300SD0707. Beige/brown leather. Odo: 28,325 miles. Said to have earned Best in Class at Concorso Italiano in 2008. Nice paint in an appropriate and attractive color for the SM, and California history as it does to Germany with its locally coach-built body, SoCal celebrity ownership, and adventurous life story. As always, with such worn and weathered original cars, the question becomes whether to restore it to as-new condition, remold it to a certain “point in time,” or to leave it as-is, as an artifact. Since there is no right or wrong path, per se, the new owner will have plenty to ponder with his new investment. #122-1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K Sport Cabriolet A. S/N 154084. Eng. # 154084. Black/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 56,285 km. Mirror-like black paint, ex- Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co Pebble Beach, CA pert panel preparation, faultless interior down to the smallest fittings and details. Chrome parts plated to perfection, sanitary restored undercarriage. Nearly impossible to find any fault, even down to hard-to-see details. Only observed fault is with synthetic window channel brushes, which appear to be non-period restoration issues include weatherstripping pulling away from B-pillar, rumpled passengerside sun visor, and rusty seat trim screws and seatbelt latches. Good-looking interior overall, with tight-feeling steering and an older-looking steering wheel. Exhaust system finish shows some bubbling. Nut appears to be backing off Modern vinyl number decals instead of paint look odd. Lots of earned stone chips and chipped rims. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,710,000. One of this auction's marquee vehicles with much that impressed and very little to complain glossy material. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $2,145,000. In line with other restored prewar M-Bs, this was a highly desirable model done to near perfect standards. The previous cream body color (noted when it sold at RM's Monterey auction in '02 for $946,000, SCM #28824) accompanied a late-'90s German restoration totaling $400k. Repainted black in preparation for Pebble Beach in 2008, where the car took a class win. With a known history and virtually perfect restoration (validated at Pebble Beach), bidders were justified in clamoring for it. #32-1943 MERCEDES-BENZ 770 K W150 Pullman limousine. S/N 1500060030. Eng. # 150005/0030. Black/black leather. Odo: 20,479 km. Tremendous restoration effort thoroughly evident. Outstanding workmanship and presentation throughout, with impeccable panel preparation and finish. Wood looks new but may simply be well preserved. Switches and pedals show wear, rear side windows have lower front suspension A-arm. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,000. This looked like a nice restoration that badly needed sorting, and the small issues did not go unnoticed, as it sold for significantly below the auction company's $70k pre-sale estimate. The appealing Heron Gray exterior was perhaps a little understated for such a showy venue, further subduing auction activity. McLaren #21-2008 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR convertible. S/N WDDAK76F08M001713. Black/gray/red & black. Odo: 861 miles. Exclusive roadster presents in as-new condition nearly throughout. The only minor exceptions are the tires, wheels, and inner fender liners, which all show about. Extensive competition history, both from back in the day as well as in modern vintage competitions and rallies. Much of its total history is known, and thus it sold impressively within the pre-auction estimate range. Six to seven million dollars seems to be the appropriate range for a premium race-pedigreed icon such as a Cobra Daytona coupe, a competition Cal Spyder, an SWB SEFAC, and this Alfa. It's in good company. #19-1951 FERRARI 340 AMERICA spi- der. S/N 0140 A. Eng. # 0140 A. Yellow/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 9,147 km. Coachwork by Vignale. Possibly better than new panel fit and paint. Originally red, now yellow. Dull aluminum egg-crate grille, virtually perfect Borrani wheels with small dent in right-rear knockoff, restored chassis shows some use. Bone-simple interior devoid of any significant creature comforts. Upholstery differs from car's original small edge chips. Restored undercarriage shows time and miles. An amazing, nearly faultless wartime relic. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $1,100,000. Stately from any angle, these are indeed fit for royalty, and so it's hard to imagine that this one drew a top bid no more expensive than a Corvette L88 or Ferrari Daytona Spyder. The owners will have to continue parking in what must be a warehousesized garage until collectors are once again more hopeful—or until museums are better funded. #10-1965 PORSCHE 356C coupe. S/N 222314. Eng. # 717597. Heron Gray/blue. Odo: 52,371 miles. Excellent paintwork. Minor 86 dirt and dust. Car appears otherwise faultless. California license plate “CA SLR” shows lapsed registration. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $253,000. This car started life in Germany and was finished at McLaren's Surrey, England technical center. With less than 900 miles on the clock, its entire driving career awaits the new owner, and let's hope he or she has the motivation to use it well. After all, the selling price was scarcely 50% of the original list price of $495,000. Well bought. ITALIAN TOP 10 No. 2 #117-1933 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 Monza cabriolet. S/N 2311218. Eng. # 2311218. Maroon/black leather. RHD. Entire car looks used and authentic. Excellent metal panel condition with plenty of patina. “Carrozzeria Brianza Milano” tag on body. Vestiges of old #28 on grille wire guard. Drop axle with adjustable friction dampers, dirt under fenders, lead wire weights on spokes. corduroy. Electric cooling fan added. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $2,530,000. Someone bought a whole lot of history for their $2.5m. Imported by Luigi Chinetti, this car passed through a long succession of hands—and did a few races—before being acquired by the renowned Gil Nickel, who thoroughly enjoyed it, and had it refinished in its current screaming yellow hue and brown leather interior. At a fraction of the price of a 250 TR, a comp 250 SWB or a Cal Spyder, this little lovely still has all the chops. #23-1953 FIAT 8V Series II coupe. S/N 000086. Eng. # 000120. Blu Lancia/black leather. Odo: 272 km. Unmistakable shape and good overall presentation. Various components show original wear, including worn pedals, vintage-looking aluminum trim, and gas cap. Front and rear bumpers, by contrast, appear Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co Pebble Beach, CA newly plated. Newer window felt. Dirty wheels and undercarriage, oil drip from left-front shock absorber. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $400,000. A mechanically simple car that had been expense spared. Modern-looking silver metallic paint has one or two small chips at door edges. Windshield has minor sand pockmarks, rock chips behind front wheels on inner fender liners. Appropriately nicked wheel rims, rear brake rotors rusty. Seats look new. Alloy racing body, modern vinyl roundels and racing numbers on doors. One of the last 10 LWB Cal Spyders produced, with period race history at thoughtfully restored, with many older components and trim saved and refurbished. Modernlooking metallic paint did not seem right for the early 1950s period, but otherwise the car presented honestly with older gauges and other convincing patina. It did not quite meet reserve, but it got close enough for the seller to let it go. Fairly bought and sold. #53-1956 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA convertible. S/N 149500724. Eng. # 131540670. Black/red leather. Odo: 65,379 miles. Impeccably prepared and finished body done exactly right. Minor plating issues, tidy undercarriage seems rust-free. Sloppy windshield trim installation, failing tinting or delamination at top corners. Unmolested interior in bright red. Seatbelt anchor eye bolts present, evidence of crash repair on right-front fender. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $2,640,000. Last seen at RM's Monterey sale in August '01, where it sold at $605,000 (SCM# 23206). Here it looked fully useful with appropriate battle scars and modern safety equipment to prove it. In contrast to Lot 133, the meticulously restored Ferrari 250 GT SWB SEFAC Hot Rod, this car's abundant patina was obviously appreciated, showing its heritage and in keeping with its life as a developmental team car for Maserati. Carefully researched history was essential to buyer confidence, and the sale price approached $3m as a result. See profile on page 44. #61-1959 AUTOBIANCHI BIANCHINA Transformabile coupe. S/N 010682. Eng. # 056204. White & red/black canvas/black & red vinyl. Odo: 13,312 miles. Believed to have had only three owners. Full restoration after years of storage. Nicely applied paint with a few small prep issues. Carpet coming unglued at side. Old-looking steering column, pedals, and taillight lenses. Cheap-looking top vinyl Sebring, Nassau, and Road America. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $7,260,000. This car sold for about the same money as the championship-winning '65 Cobra Daytona Coupe at Mecum's Monterey '09 sale ($7,685,000, SCM# 141984). There was little to complain about here, and its Cal Spyder pedigree, road-worthiness, and racing provenance touched all the bases in terms of it being both a usable car and protected investment. You could drive to and participate in almost any concours or racing event in the world with this. The most expensive car of the Monterey weekend, and both well bought and sold. #118-1959 FERRARI 250 GT PF coupe. but no belts. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $74,250. This was a lovely ready-do-go Giulietta Spider in an irresistible color combo. It had only a few minor issues that didn't hold it back at the gavel, and the interested parties bid confidently. The high bid fell within the pre-auction estimate range of $70k-$90k, which was better than many other lots did here. The buyer paid Healey BJ8 money for a smaller Alfa here, but he or she received a virtually as-new Spider to have and enjoy. TOP 10 No. 10 #138-1956 MASERATI 200SI roadster. S/N 2401. Eng. # 2401. Aluminum/ red leather. RHD. Stated to be the first 200S built and a veteran of races including Imola, Monza, and the Targa Florio. Unpainted aluminum body wears vinyl numbers over painted roundels. Vinyl Shell decal. Colorado Grand 2008 plate, 2009 Infineon tech sticker. Modern fire bottle. New-looking bucket seats with 5-point harnesses. “Typo 200S Chassis 2401” tag on dash. Newer-looking Borrani wheels. Attractive patina, dirt on wheel wells, 88 S/N 1301GT. Eng. # 1301GT. Burgundy/silver/ black & red leather. Odo: 2,812 km. French ownership well traced and known. Usable surviving car condition, but barely. Scratched, pitted and corroded everywhere. Body straight but apparently has been repainted at one point. Old Nice, France audio sticker on rear window. Rebuilt front brake calipers. Little doubt as to the car's authenticity, but the odometer has certainly been around at least once, and the and screws, terrible weatherstripping at window frames, sanitary restoration underneath. California black plates. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,900. As cute as a bug, and about the same size too. By a fair amount it also had the distinction of being one of the cheapest cars sold at the Gooding auction. With a trembling 16 horsepower, the buyer is probably looking forward to just putting around town, or perhaps leaving it at the harbor for use whenever the yacht is in port. In the smiles-per-dollar equation, this little gofer probably outscored every other car that crossed the block. But I'll still call it well sold. TOP 10 No. 1 #46-1959 FERRARI 250 GT LWB California Competizione spyder. S/N 1603GT. Eng. # 1603 GT. Silver/black leather. Odo: 41,741 miles. Matching-numbers example restored to original livery, with no auction catalog states that the engine number is obscured due to several re-stampings. Euro license plate 2690 RS 06. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $187,000. Well, at least it's all there. So the question becomes, what do you do with it? You could make it run well, banish the field mice to some other residence, and then just enjoy driving it. 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Gooding & Co Pebble Beach, CA point someone will just beg to buy it from you to restore, and at that point you'll be able to name your price. TOP 10 No. 3 #133-1961 FERRARI 250 GT SWB SEFAC Hot Rod coupe. S/N 2845GT. Eng. # 2845GT. Red/black leather. Odo: 2,026 km. Paint faultless, as is bodywork—likely better than new or during period. No rock chips in front, plastic rear window lightly scratched, modern vinyl Scuderia SSS decals. New door handle gaskets, window seals, and felt. Fitted with electric supplemental cooling fan. Exhaust heat-baked from use, superb overall presentation, and a clear custodial chain helped it along. Well bought at just over the $600k low estimate. #74-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 coupe. S/N 10051. Eng. # 10051. Fly Yellow/black leather. Odo: 34,302 km. Originally a Milan car in blue with blue interior, sent to the U.S. four years later. History well charted since, including eventual color change, an especially eyecatching combination, flawlessly applied. Nearly faultless rubber and felt around windows. Some wear to throttle pedal, small blemishes on the dash and defroster outlets. to enjoy driving it for many years. #66-1968 FERRARI 206 GT Dino coupe. S/N 00280. Eng. # 135B0000004938. Red/ black leather. Odo: 88,571 km. Car presents well but various small flaws are evident. Nice paint in an appropriate color, panels look great. Rust bubbling through trailing edge of driver's window frame, interior appears dirty, rims leaf springs dirty. On newer-looking unmarked Borrani wheels. New crinkle finish on dash. Authentic-looking under the hood, with newlooking carb tray, modern Fram oil filtration, modern Fiamm air horns, hose clamps, and radiator cap. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $6,105,000. Undisputed history and excellent period-correct restoration put this 250 SWB in the $6m club. Welcome in just about any classic race or touring event in the world—likely with admiration. A stunning example of an important and valuable car, and well deserving of the high bid. #7-1964 FERRARI 250 GT/L Lusso coupe. S/N 5691GT. Eng. # 5691GT. Rosso Corso/tan leather. Odo: 68,620 miles. Fully restored car with very nice body prep and paint. Carries Euro license plate LE 9 1983. Tiny air bubble in rear glass is certainly authentic. Driver's door fit seems slightly off, which may also be authentic. Small pits on windshield wiper arms and license-plate lights, but all Interior exceptional and done in proper materials. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $850,000. This car appeared to have little mileage since restoration, and quite frankly looked like a million bucks. It would be hard to find a better presented 275 GTB/4. No one in the audience apparently agreed with my assessment, however, as it did not meet reserve. Although attractive, the over-the-top Fly Yellow paint may have had something to do with it. #14-1967 ISO GRIFO GL coupe. S/N GL65007B. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 77,565 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Attractive color with nice enough paint, albeit with some minor flaws. Pitted chrome with a combination of old and new gaskets. Rusty grille mesh. Inner tubes in the tubeless tires, with stems sticking out through the rim holes. Worn door handles, nicked. Said to include books and tools. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $165,000. Two years into its new life after restoration, this 206 GT was just what you'd want in a driver car: it presented well but was not so perfect as to dissuade use. Finished in a nice color combination, this was an alluring buy for an Enzo-era “baby” Ferrari. #57-1969 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona Specialé coupe. S/N 12925. Eng. # B200. Blue/white/tan leather. Odo: 30,255 km. Completed by Pininfarina on Sept. 30, 1969, this one-of-one concept car was featured at the Paris Motor Show, then sold to an Italian customer. It later moved to Japan, and was finally acquired by the seller, only its third owner, in 2003. Presented in smudged and dirty appearance, with sand in wheel wells, mineral or soap stains from recent washing, and dirty seats. other exterior trim looks new. Passenger-side under-hood air duct loose. Rusty heater-control valve and nicked spark-plug wire tubes. Oldstyle battery. Carpeting shows minor soiling. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $605,000. Solid money was spent on this expertly redone Lusso, and for good reason—the car will need very little to be a straight-up #1. Outstanding color choices, 90 one switch hanging loose. Big Hurst shifter and 200-mph speedometer. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $137,500. For the same price and horsepower as a garden-variety 1967 Corvette 427, someone got a much more striking and exclusive car. However this Iso Grifo was also a bit needy, with a rusty exhaust system and various other issues all requiring dollars and attention. With only three owners, though, it's a known quantity and the small stuff will be worth the chase. Thus tended to, the new owner should be able Chips in paint and bubbling at rear of passenger's door, old window gaskets. “Matsuda Collection” decal on rear. Original-looking undercarriage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,870,000. As a dingy footnote in Daytona history, this Specialé attracted serious money and sold well. (The seller turned down $1,690,000 in February '09 at Artcurial in Paris, SCM# 119667.) While the brushed aluminum roll bar look gained traction at Porsche, it never did at Ferrari, and the design doesn't hold up particularly well against the iconic Daytona coupe or spyder. Despite the aggressive price paid, this one needs plenty of TLC, but once that's done, the car won't be degraded by intelligent further use. Well sold. Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co Pebble Beach, CA #158-1971 LAMBORGHINI MIURA S coupe. S/N 4764. Eng. # 2187. Chartreuse / black leather. Odo: 9,214 miles. Presents as a new car. Virtually faultless paint, window seals, and glass. Door and deck panel fit is off somewhat, but that may be authentic for the time and place. A few small rim nicks. European license plate and 200-mph U.S.-type speedometer seem like an odd pairing. New-looking seat upholstery, with interior showing and eligible for Group C historic events. Appearance appears excellent for a racer, despite a very few minor issues such as some delamination or discoloring of the windshield. gine is greasy and dirty. Quick fixes evident with hose clamps and wire. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $45,100. What do you do with this car? a combination of new and older components. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $533,500. Originally built for Eduardo Lamborghini, over time this car morphed from its original white color to dark red, and then to this arresting chartreuse, which is a smashing color for the Miura shape. The design has aged beautifully, and the clear and compelling history of this coddled and low-mileage car helped bump the price to over a half million dollars. Well bought and sold. #113-1973 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 Daytona spyder. S/N 16913. Red/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 11,694 miles. Outstanding paint and chrome appropriate for the period and for this car, with just a couple of very minor paint issues. Excellent panel fit and perfect undercarriage presentation. Original-looking taillight lenses. Period-correct Fiamm battery, Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $875,000. Nothing at this auction offered a finer performance experience than this Lancia Group C racer, but nobody met the undisclosed reserve price to grab it. Perhaps they were dissuaded by the need for the sizable support system necessary to operate the vehicle, such as an appropriate track with plenty of runoff room, transportation, spares, not to mention mechanical and possibly computer acumen. Cars like this are usually a hard sell because, compared with a conventional road car, the effort ramp-up between admiring and driving is huge. #126-1991 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFMN34A6M0089216. Red/red & black leather. Odo: 1,184 miles. Very nice as-new presentation. Only visible flaws are a few nearly imperceptible rock chips in front. Pirelli P Zero tires have three different manufacturing dates in 2000. Fantastic clear Plexiglas engine cover reveals turbocharged Ferrari V8 engine. A dramatic car, then and now. Cond: 1. SOLD Like a dried butterfly wing, it looked as if it might disintegrate with the slightest touch. Aside from being a fairly complete 102-year old automobile at which to marvel, there doesn't seem to be much hope for using this remnant without further eroding its condition. However, it was bought well below its $80k low estimate, so for the preservationist, this was a good deal. #55-1915 CRANE-SIMPLEX MODEL S Sport Berline sedan. S/N 216B. Green/black/ green & black. Odo: 21,815 miles. A U.S.-built touring car said to boast the finest materials and construction of the period. Altogether giant, with sliding glass partition separating driver's and passengers' compartments, and intercom phone in rear. Paint and striping look too good, like a car out of a movie set. Huge expanses of metal very straight. Windshield frame area has awkward-looking junctions separating various colors. Modern electrical cutoff switch under right rear of chassis. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD a/c compressor disconnected. Montana license plate. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $950,000. Known history reported from new, with less than 12,000 miles, a full no-expense-spared restoration, and numerous concours wins to its credit. It's hard to imagine a better 365 to own, show, and drive, and the low mileage was a definite advantage. No pre-auction estimate was published, and the bid amount was insufficient to have this car change hands. #60-1983 LANCIA LC-2 Group C racer. S/N 002. White/black. RHD. Presented as a Lancia factory team car. Qualified on pole at Le Mans, podium finishes at other endurance races. Current owner said to have purchased car directly from factory. Race-ready condition 92 AT $583,000. If you wanted an F40, this would have been the one to brace yourself for bidding on, and then buy. As an exceedingly nicely kept and presented example, the price should reflect pretty close to top of the market for perfect F40s. Evidently the seller agreed, turning this one loose at a figure that pressed up against the top edge of the pre-auction estimate. Well sold, but worth it to the right buyer. AMERICAN BEST BUY #15-1908 HOLSMAN MODEL 10-K High-Wheeler carriage. S/N 3031. Black/black. A true horseless carriage that's weathered and tattered severely in every detail. Stuffing (horse hair?) coming out of seats, steel rusty, wood rotted. Link-type drive belts look serviceable. Opposed-twin en- AT $120,000. This car was nice enough, it just looked a wee bit overdone. The Brewster Green lacquer with purple trim and black fenders are said to be the original colors, but look larger than life today. Still, it is very nearly 100 years old and has survived remarkably well, and appears ready for a road trip anywhere in the country at a moment's notice. Hopefully it will find a new owner soon—someone eager to do just that. #144-1921 MERCER SERIES 5 Raceabout roadster. S/N 15810. Eng. # 6138. Red & black/black leather. Odo: 6,551 miles. Presents as an old restoration. Many existing nicks and chips invite worry-free use. 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Gooding & Co Pebble Beach, CA Meter temperature gauge atop radiator. Very greasy and grimy underneath, indicating many years and miles have passed since thorough care. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $308,000. The auction catalog claimed this Mercer had continuous family ownership since 1926 and had been in continuous service since new. That being the case, there's no reason the new owner can't simply clean it up and keep right on driving. With preservation and care, this Runabout should be up for just about anything. Its nostories past encouraged the sale price past the high pre-auction estimates of $250k-$300k. #108-1940 CADILLAC SERIES 90 V16 Sport coupe. S/N 5320042. Eng. # 5320042. Burgundy/tan/burgundy. Odo: 16,607 miles. Newer-style metallic paint nicely applied, with a few small flaws including some crazing at rear of body. Sealed-beam headlights may be of a later design. Very nice interior with lovely wood and period-correct textiles, mohair print pattern unusual. Headliner droopy, seatbelts added. Restored undercarriage now shows age. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $176,000. Built during the war in Europe, the V16-engined Cadillac shouldered its way into automotive history and promised its driver true command of the road. $26,400. At about 20 feet long, this car would be a challenging fit in a normal garage. But if you could deal with storing it, rejoice—for the money, it's hard to imagine a nicer big original cruiser. With its history well accepted and a couple of VIP owners in its past, this Series 75 was a good buy. Amazing presence and power statement for the price of a garden-variety used Caddy CTS. Well bought. #103-1965 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N SFM5S413. White & blue/black vinyl. Odo: 47,359 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Said to have been sold new at Carroll Shelby's HiPerformance Motors in Southern California, and never had an owner outside of the region. Correct patina for a surviving original car, with checked hood paint and rock chips galore in front. Carello headlights, cobwebs on tires, undercarriage dry and old. Carpet fraying here shipped to Dearborn and used as part of Ford's dealer-promotion program for the Mk I, this GT40 eventually found its way into a Massachusetts dealership where it was put up for sale. A series of different owners, repaints, and restorations followed. Although problematic for using on the road in the U.S., the RHD configuration would be perfectly at home on the track in Australia, Japan, or England. Strong money for a long-overlooked high-water mark in Anglo-American racing and sports car history. #64-1967 BAJA BOOT dune buggy. S/N MICH67229. Red/beige canvas/black & aluminum. 350-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Restored but has earned many chips and scratches since. Highly impressive engineering and packaging throughout. Fat torsion-bar front suspension and 4WD. Hurst His & Hers shifter looks straight out of a '67 GTO. Updated V8 EFI race engine by Ryan Falconer. “B J BOOT” With a more period-correct paint job and an easier-on-the eyes interior presentation, the price can soar higher still. #110-1963 CADILLAC SERIES 75 EightPassenger sedan. S/N N/A. Eng. # 63RO53755. Cordovan Maroon/black/gray cloth. Odo: 35,018 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Thought to be originally purchased by a retired insurance exec, this stately Cadillac was then owned by the Nethercutt family of museum fame. Surviving intact, it possesses very straight body panels with almost completely original paint. Few paint chips evident, some crazing on hood. Generally nice brightwork. Doors close solidly and precisely. Believable actual total mileage. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT 94 and there, slight tear in driver's seat. Period Jensen 6x9-inch rear-mounted accessory speakers. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $181,500. This was the GT350 to have. Known history from new, never out of SoCal, and amazingly virgin and well kept. Presented like a time capsule that's also entirely usable for whatever you want to do—car shows, cruise-ins, road trips, or track days. Price paid pushed toward high end of reserve, which few other cars in this auction did. Well bought and sold. #54-1966 FORD GT40 Mk I coupe. S/N GT40P1065. Eng. # SGT27. Metallic blue/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 3,183 miles. 289-ci V8, 4x2-bbl, 5-sp. Presented as one of 31 road GT40s built. Ownership history from new. Very nice body and paint with some minor paint and detail issues, such as where tow eyes merge with body in front. No license plate. Fitted with new-looking exhaust system and Goodyear Blue Streaks with mismatched tire valve stems. Older-looking safety harnesses. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,650,000. Originally California license plate with lapsed registration sticker from 2007. Cup holders fitted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $220,000. Created by Hurst with GM skunkworks engineering, the massive Baja Boot reinvented off-road racing with its Herculean strength and V8 power. Steve McQueen took a fancy to the Boot, bought it, and then campaigned with friend and stuntman Bud Ekins, who eventually won the 1969 Baja 500 in it. A sale price sneaking up on a quarter million dollars is not to be taken lightly. (It was an eBay no-sale in November '09 at $182,100, SCM# 142144.) Can a rise in value for other off-road treasures be on the horizon? © Sports Car Market

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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia at Quail Lodge Amalfitano's prized 917 Interserie Spyder topped the sale, achieving a new world-record Porsche price at $3,967,000 Company Bonhams & Butterfields Date August 12–13, 2010 Location Carmel Valley, California Auctioneer Malcolm Barber Automotive lots sold / offered 79/102 Sales rate 77% Sales total $18,029,330 High sale 1972 Porsche 917 Interserie Spyder/ 1970 917K coupe, sold at $3,967,000 Buyer's premium 1930 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 SS Supercharged Sports Tourer, sold at $2.5m Report and photographs by Donald Osborne Market opinion in italics cerned if the sale could be divided into two sessions. Lo and behold, it happened this year for the company's 14th annual Carmel Valley sale, and the results did see a boost as a result. Now, I don't claim to take credit for the change, but if I were one additional voice that helped sway the decision, I won't be displeased. Bonhams & Butterfields—the company uses the “& F Butterfields” for west coast sales, but is simply “Bonhams” in the east—made great use of the added session by featuring the cars from the collection of the late Michael Amalfitano. He was a well-known vintage racer and über Porsche fanatic, and his prized 917 Interserie Spyder topped the sale while achieving a new record auction price for the marque at $3,967,000. While race cars can be a challenge to sell at auction, these cars had a magic combination, as they were fresh to market, had great history, and were ready to use. Another highlight was the beautifully prepared 1967 Porsche 910 coupe, a works-prepared car with both factory and privateer history. It brought a well-deserved $799,000. The Thursday automobilia portion of the sale was also packed with Amalfitano lots, and some of the heaviest hitters in the Porsche world could be seen eagerly snapping 96 ollowing last August's nine-hour marathon sale at the Quail Lodge, I marveled at Bonhams CEO Malcolm Barber's endurance on the podium. I also suggested that it might be beneficial to all con- 17% up to $100,000, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices up suspension bits, wheels, tires and gauges for their rare—and not so rare—race cars. It resulted in an automobilia total of nearly $1.1m. Friday started a bit more slowly, with a selection of cars not quite as splashy as Thursday's. Passed hors d'oeuvres were a nice touch, an echo of the fine dining aspect of The Quail across the road. While the Maserati A6GCS racer failed to find a buyer at a high bid of $1.5m and likewise Cobra CSX3259 at an offered $600,000, the delightfully overthe-top Daimler “Green Goddess” was sold before the auction's end for a not unreasonable $502,000 after stalling on the block at a $490,000 bid. Further to the plus side of the ledger was the lovely and rare 1930 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 SS, which made $2,537,000, and an impressive BMW 328 roadster, with an interesting pre-war racing history selling for an equally stunning $667,000. Elsewhere in this issue, the larger picture of the market as reflected in the Monterey results is discussed; here it can be said, once again, that the market continues to be strong, mature, and predictable. Fresh-to-the-market cars rule, and buyers continue to seek out history and condition. Anything that doesn't score high on the scale is properly discounted. With the same number of lots offered last year, the results of the two-day format paid demonstrable dividends. Sales volume up by $3.7m and a sales rate of 77% vs. 2009's 61% show that this was the right decision. Of course, it did give me more work to do, but that's why one should always be careful about what one wishes for…. ♦ $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m Sales Totals 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA ENGLISH #647-1920 VAUXHALL D-TYPE tourer. S/N D3353A. Green & black/black leather/ green leather. RHD. Odo: 890 miles. Body panels a bit wavy. Older paint shows some cracking and rubs, but is very presentable. Bright trim good, but needs a polish. Interior shows very little wear overall. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. Vauxhall cars of the teens A very neat woodie from a marque almost never seen here. These cars were a sporting alternative to middle-class Vauxhalls and Rileys. Offered by an SCMer, it benefited from a nice little bidder's war which took it past the $15k high estimate. At this price, there was no harm to any party involved, just as long as nobody attempts a restoration. and '20s were, and still are considered by some, to be every bit the equal of their contemporary Bentleys. That really applies to the 30/98s, but the less powerful D-type is also thought to be a very entertaining drive. This was a nicely maintained and very usable example, and it was certainly worth more than the high bid here. #652-1933 MG K3 Magnette Special road- ster. S/N K0326. British Racing Green & black/tan leather. RHD. Straight body, very good paint shows light polish scratches, trim shows well with no visible issues. Good interior, attractive dashboard. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $194,000. Very fine K3 Magnette replica built by Peter Gregory on a new chassis utilizing what is said to be mostly original K3 competition bits. Sold by RM Auctions in April '07 from the Ponder Collection, where it made $181,500 in #1 condition (SCM# 44865). SCM's correspondent then called it well bought, and so it may have been, compared to other investments. It only lost 15% of value after the seller's costs. Top that, Fidelity! #659-1951 LEA-FRANCIS 14 Shooting Brake Woodie wagon. S/N 8582. Burgundy & wood/black vinyl/tan vinyl. RHD. Odo: 51,718 miles. Somewhat variable but generally consistent panel fit. Paint presentable, with orange peel and some prep sanding visible. Wood trim has curious faux graining and a cut-in slice in left rear door panel. Good seats have a stain on driver's cushion. Worn wheel and some wear on dash wood. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $22,230. 98 Automatic transmission conversion from the original manual. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $39,195. This 120, with an auto transmission transplant from a later XJ, had a group of dealers hovering expectantly around. I got the sense they figured they could steal it, re-convert it, fluff it, and re-sell. But in the end, it went for a retailish price for its condition. I think it would be a hoot to bomb around in just the way it is. Well sold. #649-1953 MG TD Four Seater convert- ible. S/N TD26606. Red/beige canvas/tan leather. Odo: 441 miles. Coachwork by Inskip. Variable panel fit, with right door loose on hinge. Very presentable paint shows some prep flaws and signs of aging. Good chrome and #662-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N S674061. Red/brown vinyl. Odo: 75,889 miles. Good panel fit. Paint mostly shiny, but shows aging, with blistering, fading, and random chips in places. Mostly dull bright trim. Interior is worn, with a split seam on side of right seat. Carpet somewhat moth-eaten. Modern cassette radio under dashboard. trim, interior features slightly dirty seats but excellent dash and gauges. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $46,800. Ex-Lee Majors. A custom bodied TD tourer by famous dealer Inskip, the last owner of Brewster coachworks. Sold at Christie's Pebble Beach sale in August '02, where it brought $35,250 freshly restored (SCM# 29034). Now driven 400 miles, it has appreciated considerably as its condition has slipped. Well sold. #666-1953 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER DAWN drophead coupe. S/N LSLE43. Black & red/black vinyl/black & red leather. Odo: 50,239 miles. Coachwork by Park Ward. Very good panel fit, except gap at left door and front fender is a bit wide. Well-applied paint now shows polish scratches everywhere, chrome has some wear on radiator shell. Very good interior is nicely broken in. Excellent interior wood. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $315,000. A very rare automatic, LHD drophead coupe. Expensively restored and hardly used, but appeared well maintained. The bidding frenzy was wild on this one as it flew to over twice the $150k high estimate. Well sold. #244-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 coupe. S/N DB4527R. Eng. # 370538. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 79,723 miles. Good panel fit, but right door and trunk gaps wide. Good if somewhat thick recent paint, chrome shiny but ripply under plating. Interesting interior shows holes from removed items on seats and door panels. Nicely refinished wheel. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $175,000. Last seen at Bonhams Quail Lodge sale in August '06, where it sold at $128k (SCM# 42576). While Aston prices have continued to hold their strong recent increases, it's good to see that even this market is a thoughtful one. 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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA DFV941. Blue & orange/black foam. RHD. Bodywork generally straight, but finish shows heavy chipping and stress cracking on leading edge of engine cover in addition to other rubs, scratches, and nicks. Cockpit shows wear. In $185,000. Ex-Rosso Bianco Collection. Offered by an SCMer. Clearly not a pampered show shows well. Chrome fair, with pitting under plating on windshield surround. Unmarked wheels. Very nice interior shows excellent dashboard wood and some faded instrument faces. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $400,000. Very attractive English-bodied supercharged Mercedes-Benz. In order to get into the price range the vendor sought, a sexier body or a sharper presentation would be necessary. basically as-raced condition. Engine compartment clean. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $950,000. A five-time Le Mans runner, with 3rd and 2nd place finishes in 1975 and 1976. Formerly part of the Rosso Bianco Collection, and still very original in feel. It was sold by Bonhams at the Goodwood Revival sale in September 2009, where it doubled the high estimate of $285,750 to sell at $704,850 (SCM# 43006). It's a great car, but I'm not sure it doubled in value in a year to meet this seller's $1.3m low estimate. It could have sold at, or very near, the high bid. #668-1985 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR LWB Series I saloon. S/N SCAZN42A6FCX12128. Garnet & tan/tan leather. Odo: 28,607 miles. Good panel fit. What appears to be original paint is in good condition, but has several door dings and small chips. Unmarked bright trim. Interior shows some wear to driver's seat and a general soiling good black trim. Baggy seat cushions a bit dirty, dashboard good. Gotti two-piece alloy wheels. California certificate in door sill. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,590. The bad-boy cousin of Le Car, released from juvenile detention. A totally different beast than the weak but entertaining R5. It's rare to find these in good condition, as many were thrashed when new, then abandoned. Well bought and sold. throughout. Excellent wood trim. Pioneer CD radio. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $34,515. The first series of the long wheelbase '80s Rolls-Royce. This one had lovely colors and appeared to be a well maintained used car. Very reasonably priced, but many prefer the later series cars and their improved suspensions. Market priced. FRENCH #617-1949 TALBOT-LAGO T26 Record drophead coupe. S/N 101003. Eng. # 26452. French Blue/tan canvas/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 9,079 km. Good panel fit, but left door slightly out at rear edge. Shiny paint shows many prep flaws. Bright trim is good, with a few dings. Interior shows resprayed seats and dash looking somewhat casually done. Fitted with seatbelts. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT 100 GERMAN #643-1927 MERCEDES-BENZ 630 MODEL K Short Chassis convertible. S/N 32019. Eng. # 60434. Black/black canvas/dark red leather. RHD. Odo: 5,213 km. Coachwork by Harrington. Good hood fit, both doors slightly out at rear edge. Paint shows a few flaws, such as sinkage, but fabric body still on dash knobs. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $667,000. The 328 was a popular and capable pre-war road racing car, and it made the company's name. A favorite of Mille Miglia Storica entrants, they are always in demand. This one was nicely original in feel. At the high estimate, it sold well, but not badly bought for a usable car. Sports Car Market car, but used, and well. Last seen at this same auction in August '06, where it sold at $122,500 (SCM# 42613). Will selling it repay the amount one will have to spend to restore it? Not likely. A terrific car, but in today's auction market, bright and shiny sells. #605-1985 RENAULT R5 Turbo 2 coupe. S/N VF182200F0000148. Pearl white/tan velour. Odo: 57,612 km. Good panel fit, as per factory. Original paint very good, with a few touched-in spots on right door, small stress cracks on rear deck, and a mismatch on right front fender. Right headlight lens cracked, use wear, good dashboard, very good instruments. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $2,537,000. One of 173 built, originally delivered to the U.K. and wearing its original and very attractive body. The supercharged Mercedes-Benzes of this period are legendary and this was a terrific example of a sporty 4-passenger tourer. Well presented from a period of storage, it would be easy to improve it cosmetically, but I say go through it mechanically and drive the hell out of it. Well bought and well sold. #629-1937 BMW 328 roadster. S/N 85079. White/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 1,269 km. Variable panel fit. Good paint shows a mismatch between rear clip and rest of car. Good bright trim shows expected wear for its age. Well fitted interior with a few small cracks in wheel rim and some apparent overpainting #640-1930 MERCEDES-BENZ 38/250 SS 7.1-Liter Supercharged SS sports tourer. S/N 36257. Eng. # 77636. Red & black/red canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,697 miles. 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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA #622-1948 DAIMLER DE-36 Green Goddess drophead coupe. S/N 52802. Burgundy & dark red/beige canvas/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 34,263 miles. Coachwork by Hooper. Very good panel fit, well applied paint shows a few minor flaws. Superb chrome and trim. Some soiling on seats, but good paint shows a few small prep flaws and several touched-in chips. Very good chrome. Interior has curiously satin-finished wood trim and double rear-view mirrors. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $60,840. An elegant early 300 sedan—MB's first step back to the upper market after the war. These are very expensive to restore, so it's rare to see a model other than a convertible done to this level. Well bought at half the price of the restoration. #616-1957 PORSCHE 356A speedster. S/N 82874. Polyantha Red/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 29,726 miles. Very good panel fit, except right door slightly out at bottom rear edge. Very good chrome shows some rippling under plating on license plate light. Clean interior in correct vinyl has a small wrinkle on instrument shroud. Replacement B engine. interior is otherwise perfect. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $502,000. One of the famous “Docker Daimlers,” built for the wife of the company chairman. Ex-William Harrah and LeMay Museum, spectacular in all respects. Unsold during the auction, but was then transferred to a new owner post-block. Well bought. #610-1951 PORSCHE 356 cabriolet. S/N 5142. Eng. # 1300NP20713. Maroon/tan canvas/red leather. Odo: 87,862 km. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint shows a few minor flaws, bright trim shows some aging in spots. Very early 356 cabriolet, believed to be one of the oldest surviving Glaser-bodied cars. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $130,000. A oneowner car, this had undergone a rotisserie restoration 1974, and was then parked disassembled in a barn for two decades. Not titled until 2000, and here offered by an SCMer. This one fell between the cracks. A very nice car, but market correct for a non-numbers matching Speedster with a few flaws. The days of silly money for Speedsters is over (for now). If you have enough patience, it will be back again someday. #651-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Replacement same-year engine fitted. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $260,000. Restored by a noted 356 guru. This was the first of these rare cars to come to market in years, and although I thought it beautifully prepared, the Porsche Pundits—who make Ferrari Fanatics look like rank amateurs—had other ideas. #630-1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 4-dr sedan. S/N 300186011. Burgundy/gray leather. Odo: 22,338 miles. Very good panel fit, but right front door slightly out at rear edge. Very roadster. S/N 19804210002619. Light blue/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 75,786 miles. Very good panel fit. Paint well applied, but shows some prep defects, small touched-in chips, and evidence of body work on front end. Good chrome. Interior leather has been dyed, but is still supple, showing soiling on seats and dash. launcher tubes. California licensed. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $32,760. The perfect urban transport—an armored vehicle in a compact sized package. Much more attractive and usable than the Mk2 Ferret sold by Bonhams at the Quail Lodge in August 2007 (SCM# 46186). Bought by a young SCMer, who will no doubt amaze his friends at the drive-in. Well bought. BEST BUY #234-1967 PORSCHE 910 Works racer. S/N 910026. Eng. # 910023. White & green/red cloth. Excellent panel fit. Proper satin-finish white paint in very good condition, with a few small stone chips on nose. Very good interior. Believed to have been first run by the factory with the 2.2-liter 8-cylinder engine, but had a 2-liter six installed prior #609-1962 DAIMLER FERRET Mk2/3 armored vehicle. S/N 2970. Eng. # 8651373. Yellow/black vinyl. Somewhat ripply bodywork with government-standard welds. Fresh paint cheers it up well. Seats good, showing light wear. NAPA electric fan climate control system installed. .30 caliber machine gun fitted, but disabled, also comes with six grenade to customer sale in 1968. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $799,000. From the Amalfitano Collection. Originally a coupe, then converted to a spyder, it had an extensive period racing history. After an accident in the Targa Florio Storico in the '80s, Amalfitano had it rebuilt with originalstyle coupe body. Stunning, and well worth the price paid. TOP 10 No. 6 Becker Mexico radio. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $612,000. A good deal of money was spent on this 300SL, but the details were a bit weak. It might be fairly expensive to correct, but since it still presented well, the new owner should simply drive and enjoy it. Slightly above market price, but not overly so. 102 #236-1972 PORSCHE 917 Interserie Spyder racer. S/N 917031. Eng. # 917031. Yellow & red/red cloth. RHD. Very good panel fit, excellent paint, clean cockpit and engine compartment. Born as a Le Mans 917K coupe chassis #917 026, underwent a factory conversion to spyder configuration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $3,967,000. The star of the cars from the Michael Amalfitano Collection. Driven in coupe configuration at Le Mans in 1970 by Hobbs/Hailwood, and by Kraus/Barth in current Spyder form 1972-73. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA Redman in recent vintage events. In superb condition overall, and fitted with a unique nonfactory-built but Porsche supervised and approved carbon fiber tub. Sold at the high estimate, and that valuation seems right. ITALIAN #657-1951 FIAT 500C Giardiniera Woody Well maintained and used by Amalfitano, and beautifully presented here. The $3.9m realized set a new record for a Porsche at auction. It's hard to argue with that, but the mind boggles at the thought of what a factory car with a Le Mans win would bring. See profile on page 40. #237-1977 PORSCHE 934/5 racer. S/N 9306700171. Yellow & blue/black vinyl. Poor panel fit, with left door to front and rear clip especially noteworthy. Fiberglass rear panel shows star cracks, chips, drips, and overspray. Generally as raced. Very clean interior, clean engine compartment. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $550,000. The 934/5 had a long and successful competition history in the hands of privateers in the leading international races. This particular example has what could be a very impressive history, including Le Mans, but the catalog was filled with ‘we believe' statements, which can put buyers off at this price level. Consequently, it failed to reach reserve. It behooves the consignor to cross all the “t's” and dot every “i” before offering such a car. #233-1989 PORSCHE 962 Group C racer. S/N 962138. Eng. # FR001. Orange/black . RHD. Consistent panel fit, superb paint, very clean interior. Many recent major event scrutineering stickers. The only example with a carbon fiber tub. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $491,000. (SCM# 162859). I observed then “...terrifically cute... The supposedly period-correct color seemed a bit bright... Very popular during the preview, but didn't sell as strongly as might have been expected, and I suspect it was due to that Kermit Metallic paint. At the price paid, the new owner can afford a respray.” Well, the new owner shipped it west, gave it a good detail and made about $10k after fees and transportation. Well done. #628-1953 MASERATI A6GCS roadster. S/N 2053. Eng. # 2053. Red/red leather. Smooth bodywork, with well-applied paint now showing a few scratches and one star crack on hood. Cockpit shows use, but no real wear. Nicely refinished instruments. Replacement newly-fabricated engine fitted, covered dash face and excellently restored instruments. Upgraded brakes. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. A rare and very attractive GTC—the alternative open model Giulia. They seldom come to market, and often seem to have some tale to tell. This one had a color change from white and had been given a driver-level restoration. The high bid was not far off the value here. From the Michael Amalfitano Collection. The Jagermeister Tim Lee-Davey/Vern Schuppan car with Le Mans, Nurburgring, and Silverstone period history. Driven by Amalfitano and 104 Original period unit #2067 included with sale. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $1,500,000. The A6GCS is one of Maserati's most important and iconic models. This one was originally sold to the U.S. and had a minor history in competition, at one point fitted with Corvette power. Beautifully restored and ready to vintage race. Certainly worth a bit more than the $1.5m bid, but not on this day. #621-1961 FIAT-ABARTH 1000 Bialbero Competition coupe. S/N 1128948. White & #254-1966 LAMBORGHINI 350GT coupe. S/N 358. Eng. # 325. Silver/black leather. Odo: 26,178 km. Very good panel fit, hood slightly askew. Paint shiny but shows many imperfections including bubbling, stress cracks, sanding marks, drips, and evidence of filler work. Fair chrome, weak window rubber and felts. Seats have been re-done, remainder of interior is a bit worn, with a poor repair patch on main instrument cover. Blaupunkt radio, lovely Heuer chronograph on center console. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $165,400. Ex- Sports Car Market wagon. S/N 500C268428. Metallic green & wood/brown vinyl. Odo: 6,663 km. Variable panel fit, with both doors out at front edge. Paint shiny and wood in good condition, but varnish is dull in areas. Clean interior has good seats, faded instruments, and pitting on the few bits of bright trim. Full sunroof. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $53,235. Just sold for $35,100 at Bonhams Greenwich, CT sale in June, 2010 blue/black vinyl. Odo: 287 miles. Excellent panel fit, superb paint and bright trim, very clean interior. The only visible flaw seems to be some perished re-used window rubber. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $337,000. Ex-Cunningham team car. A class winner at Sebring in '61 driven by Bruce McLaren, later driven by Walt Hansgen. Outrageously restored by Nino Epifani, and was a class winner at Pebble Beach in 2002. Still in superb condition throughout. People who didn't know the story were stunned by the $300k estimate during preview—I felt certain it was right on the money, and so it was. Unrepeatable, so therefore well bought. #642-1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA GTC convertible. S/N AR755343. Eng. # 50214846. Red/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 30,431 km. Variable panel fit. Generally good paint shows some sinkage, stress cracking, sanding marks, and touched-in chips. Good to fair chrome, with some waviness under plating on rear bumper and light pitting on vent window trim and door handles. Nice interior, with vinyl

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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA Kirk Browning. The 350GT is the first Lamborghini—the proof that Ferruccio and his young team could make a world-beating SOLD AT $94,770. From the Amalfitano Collection. A well-presented and maintained Boxer. Appreciation both by collectors and the market continues to rise on these cars, albeit at a slow pace. This one was very nice and consequently brought a good price, but it was also a good deal for the buyer due to its condition and provenance. #228-1990 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFMN34A40B000101768. Red/red cloth. Odo: 12,161 miles. Very good panel fit, per factory. Very good paint seems to show a bit more orange peel than usual, but looks original. Very good black trim, unmarked wheels. Interior GT from a clean sheet of paper. All early Lambo prices took a big leap a few years ago, and now, as in the rest of the market, stratification by condition has taken hold. This car was sold by RM Auctions in Amelia Island in March '00 for $48,400 (SCM# 9025), which was a market price for a “2-” car. Now, $150k is market for a 4+ with real needs. Well sold. #602-1971 FIAT 500L coupe. S/N 119F6048401. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 33,750 km. Variable panel fit. Presentable paint has prep flaws, bubbling in corners, star cracks, and rubs. Fair bright trim, with plastic molding drip rail trim in place of metal and rattle-can sprayed wheels. Clean interior shows expected shows light soiling on driver's seat, Velcro dash fitting present for radar detector. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $386,500. From the Amalfitano Collection. This was a relatively high-mileage F40, but although it had been used, it had also clearly been cared for. A nice presentation, and a market price for both buyer and seller. AMERICAN #608-1904 WHITE MODEL E touring. use wear. Fitted with sunroof. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $14,040. A last series 500L—L for “Lusso” or “fancy pants.” Their cute factor is off the chart, and their popularity as collector cars continues to grow. However, in Italy they were just everyday used cars up until very recently, and this was one of those. Well sold. #226-1980 FERRARI 512 BB coupe. S/N F102BB33799. Red/tan & black leather. Odo: 33,488 miles. Very good panel fit, good black trim shows a few nicks. Interior has soiled driver's seat, as well as one small crack on right corner of dash. Federalization plate in door jamb, Alpine CD radio fitted. Cond: 3+. S/N C1571. Red & black/black leather. RHD. Otherwise excellent paint shows a few adhesion bubbles on steam exhaust tubes. Very good brass trim and interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $180,800. Manufactured by the White Sewing Machine Company. A very well restored grand steam tourer. This is a great example of V8 fitted with headers and dual exhaust. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $15,210. A hot-rodder's favorite, but here still basically stock. A great looking car that fell somewhere between restored and preserved. Seen at Bonhams Brookline sale in September '09, where it was a no-sale at $20k (SCM# 143246). I said at the time that the high bid was light. Well, a continent and 4 miles on the odo later, the seller cut it loose for more than $5k less. Well bought. the value of 1904 dating on a car, as it gives London-Brighton eligibility. Sold by Bonhams in May '03 in Brookline, MA for $136k (SCM# 31058). Then called an '05, with an '04 engine. Still titled as an '05, but with application for '04 dating from the VCC. If approval comes, this was well done. #619-1908 THOMAS FLYER Model F 4-60 tourer. S/N F1526. Eng. # 1631. Yellow/ beige canvas/red leather. RHD. Odo: 9,306 miles. Very good panel fit. Older paint is chipped, stained, and somewhat faded. Brass 106 Sports Car Market #663-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N P6FH220491. Silver/black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 47,565 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Variable panel fit. Shiny paint is a bit mottled, dent in right front fender from corner hit which has also pushed back bumper. Good to fair chrome, with light pitting on some trim is good to fair. Interior shows a nice patina and is fitted with front seat belts. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $733,000. Rare high-performance tourer, with a very good history. The Thomas Flyer stands in the pantheon of early sporting cars, alongside the Mercer, Stutz and StevensDuryea. Any time one comes to market is an occasion. Well bought. #650-1949 MERCURY 4-dr sedan. S/N 9CM249349. Black/gray cloth. Odo: 23,642 miles. Variable but OK panel fit. Older paint holds a shine, but shows prep flaws and various defects. Fair chrome. Interior shows staining on seats, baggy front cushion, dirt and wear on dashboard, and small cracks on wheel. 255-ci

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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA pieces. Good interior has soiled seat and light pitting on bright trim. Well equipped with power steering, brakes, and windows. Sixties aftermarket a/c unit, modern inexpensive cassette radio. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $31,590. From the Sam Garrett Collection. The midyear 2-seater T-Bird. Has the close-coupled style of the '55, but the Continental kit means you've got room in the trunk for luggage. Seemed an older restoration to a certain standard, but it looked like it had been more or less ignored since. Dealers were all over it, hoping to steal it in the teens. Didn't work out that way. Cheap, but still a bit well sold. #245-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J59S103045. Roman Red & Snowcrest White/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 131 miles. 283-ci 230-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Variable panel fit, just past factory. Very good paint, chrome shows some prep flaws under abrasion scars on passenger seat back rest and some stains on transmission tunnel carpet. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $62,010. Last seen at Russo and Steele's Monterey sale in August '06, where it sold at $72,600 (SCM# 42807). It was nicely restored and finished in good colors, but overall was a nothing special car that sold for a nothing special price. Well bought for a nice cruiser. #639-1963 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL Crown convertible. S/N 9233195906. Rose Bronze/white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 10,669 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good panel fit and paint with only small prep flaws. Good chrome, nice interior shows a bit of staining on bright trim, some wear on wheel, and soiling on door panels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $67,860. As the last Imperials with elements of the Exner cracks. This one was very handsome and well presented, and it sold for a strong price. #631-1963 SHELBY COBRA 289 Mk I roadster. S/N CSX2125. Red/black leather. Odo: 30,103 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Very good panel fit, paint, and chrome. What appear to be original seats have been sprayed and are a bit stiff. Good dash, with some wear around ignition key switch. Glove box door autographed by Carroll Shelby. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $447,000. Ex-Ned Tanen, movie producer and friend of Carroll Shelby. It makes a difference, as the glove box autograph was signed “Great Car Ned, your friend, Carroll Shelby.” All in all, this was a very attractive early Cobra that was both well presented and well bought at a bit below market.© plating but is still good overall. Interior has look combined with the somber clean lines to come, the ‘63 models have fallen between the “The best Corvette magazine out there!” —Terry Michaelis, President, Pro Team Corvette use Subscribe Today! One Year Corvette Market (4 issues), plus bi-weekly Corvette Insider's email newsletter, $29.95. Subscribe online at www.corvettemarket.com or call 877.219.2605 x 204 108 Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA Mecum at Monterey Prices were strong at Mecum's second Monterey event, with only some sellers' lofty ambitions preventing the outcome from being much more rewarding Company Mecum Auctions Date August 13–14, 2010 Location Monterey, California Auctioneers Mark Delzell, Jim Landis, Mike Hagerman, & Matt Moravec Automotive lots sold / offered 199/420 Sales rate 47% Sales total $14,403,517 High sale 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible (1st RPO) & 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe, both sold at $1,325,000 The first RPO '67 L88 Corvette, sold at $1.3m Report and photos by Paul Duchene Market opinions in italics D espite the same 47% sales percentage as last year and just a fractional increase in the overall total, Mecum Auctions should feel pretty happy about its 2010 Monterey sale. With double the number of cars entered and double the sold count, prices were strong, and only some sellers' lofty ambitions prevented the outcome from being much more rewarding. And it's worth noting that the Shelby Cobra Daytona that sold for $7.7m last year was not here this year, and that's quite a chunk of change to make up. Sadly, the headlining 1959 Ecurie Belge Ferrari 250 TdF of Karl Schiffmayer did not sell, being bid to $3.5m, but it made a great a catalog cover and attracted a constant trail of curious onlookers to talk with the charming expert who accompanied it. The TdF was displayed next to the stunning Tuxedo Black 1967 Corvette L88 (the first RPO sold and with a solid competition history clear to 1982), which tied for top sale at $1.3m, along with a very tidy 1967 Ferrari GTB/4. Third-highest sale was a lovely 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4, one of only 122 roadsters, which sold for just over $1m. Other notable sales included a long-time-ownership 1966 Cobra 427 for $689k and a very clean 1972 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 for $466k, which went to a SCMer, as did the L88. Mecum also ventured into uncharted waters with 110 Buyer's premium $300 up to $5,499, $500 up to $9,999, 6% thereafter, included in sold prices good success, selling five wooden speedboat boats from Lake Tahoe for over $1.2m, indicating that the wooden boat market has real collector potential, especially for the “Duesenberg class” boats from the '20s, '30s and '40s. Among disappointingly unsold lots were Schiffmayer's one-owner 1966 Shelby Cobra 427, uprated with a Tunnel-Port 427 and additional cooling in the early 1970s, which stalled at $850k. Also stopping early was the astonishing stainless steel 1936 Ford 2-door sedan, the only one of six in private hands, which was a no-sale at $550k, even after grumpy urgings from the seller on stage. The only Miller V16 Indy car was also a no-sale at $600k, despite an extraordinary tale of determination which led to its reconstruction. The 1959 DeSoto Adventurer convertible (of five built) which had been refitted with its Rube Goldberg-style Bendix fuel injection unit was a no-sale at $375k. The very tired 1956 Chrysler Plainsman concept wagon was a no sale at $90k, which was $70k less than its last no-sale appearance at RM's Phoenix sale in January 2010. Customs had a tough time of it, with Gene Winfield's 1961 Cadillac Maybelline selling at no reserve for a fraction of its cost at $32,860, and Bo Huff's superb 1950 Mercury and Chris Clark's imaginative 1950 Chevy coupe not making their reserves of $65k and $40k. Overall, 199 of 420 lots sold for a full $14.4m— up from $14.2m last year for 105 cars, of which $7.7m was Cobra Daytona money. Cobra aside, the difference in final totals from last year is substantial, and it just goes to show that despite having had only two years on the peninsula, Mecum is making a name for itself as a Monterey staple. ♦ $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m Sales Totals 2010 2009 Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA ENGLISH #S105-1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 coupe. S/N DB62389L. Silver/black leather. Odo: 6,693 miles. Bought new by Bing Crosby, copy of original title included. Five-year-old repaint over straight body with good panel fit. Cherry wood steering wheel said to be original, interior leather appears dry, window frames somewhat distressed. Clean and correct under vinyl. Odo: 30,676 miles. California car, may actually be a real '67 (rather than a newer import titled as an older car), with old taillights but a newer grille from the 1980s and what looks like a 1970s dash. Two-tone repaint not typical, nor is casually finished interior. Recent top, overspray on rubber seals, headlight reflectors peeling. Rear shocks leaking, old Nankeng welcome at any historic gathering and ought to do well. All that said, I think the high bid should have been enough to sell it. #S111.1-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 coupe. S/N 9721. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 25,360 miles. A Karl Schiffmayer car since the early '90s, and one of 280 built. Carefully detailed but has clearly been driven. Could be straighter, with minor flaws and cracking in paint. Good chrome, including wire wheels, sits on recent Michelin tires. Nice interior. Very tidy and correct under the hood. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,325,000. The questions hood with triple Mikuni carbs. New wheels and Vredestein tires, recent brake job, modern stereo. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $318,000. DB6s have not followed DB4s into the stratosphere, despite being more usable with something that resembles a back seat. This car benefited from celebrity ownership and a Vantage engine, offset by a vague air of neglect I couldn't quite put my finger on. Well sold at the price paid. #S64-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 convertible. S/N HBJ8L35345. White/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 97,099 miles. California car. Very straight body with fair door fit, decent paint, pinstripe not typical. Good chrome with light bar, nice grille. Interior sound, nice dash, no radio. Has stainless exhaust, sits on Uniroyal Tiger Paw tires. Said to be (and appears to be) a solid car with no accident damage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $45,580. Last seen at McCormick's tires fitted. No apparent rust, which is a bonus. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $9,500. The usual 2CV mongrel, but just might be a legitimate old one. Still, if it hasn't got the 602cc engine, the new owner will be confined to city limits by the car's 45 mph top speed. Accurate provenance is everything in 2CVs, just like old Minis. Otherwise you just marry them, wave, smile, and pray for gas prices to hit $5 a gallon. Money offered was about $2k strong—I'd have taken it like a shot and gone for a celebration dinner. ITALIAN #S123-1959 FERRARI 250 GT LWB TdF Competizione coupe. S/N 1321GT. Red & yellow/tan leather. Odo: 79,938 miles. Documented competition history, with class wins in the hands of the Blaton brothers at Le Mans in 1959 (3rd overall) and 1st place at Nurburgring 100km race. Owned by collector Bob DesMarais since the 1970s and last seen at Road America in the early 1990s. Still in its original Ecurie Belge livery. Open headlights, single sail vent panel, unique oil filler door in about this car focused on its history pre-Schiffmayer. From the price, which was in line with other recent sales, you'd guess that the first 30 years were as solid as the last 20, and were as thoroughly documented. This is too much money to take chances, so I'd call this one both well bought and well sold. #S117-1969 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 16285885. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 84,790 miles. Just serviced, with transmission rebuilt. Very straight, good paint and glass, rear deck fit nice. Front turn signal lenses clouded and checked, both doors stick out at bottom rear, suggesting some sag. Very nice leather interior with new carpets, comes equipped with cold air conditioning and power Palm Springs auction in February '04, where it sold for $33,250 (SCM# 32699). The odometer revealed that it had been well used, but its excellent condition suggested good maintenance. These cars are not rare, with 16,322 “phase two” models built from '64 to '67, but good ones can be a delight. The color was likely partly to blame for this slightly under-market price. Well bought for a driver. FRENCH #F25-1967 CITROËN 2CV 4-dr sedan. S/N 711024. Red & tan/black vinyl/red cloth & 112 hood. Very straight, with excellent paint, interior, and panel fit. Accompanied by a charming elderly expert who knows it well. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $3,500,000. What's unusual about 1321GT is that it was extensively and successfully raced and yet remains remarkably unscathed. The provenance is bulletproof, its condition excellent, and the paint scheme correct and unmistakable. In this car, you'd be windows. Factory tool kit. One of 800 “Queen Mothers” built from 1968-1971. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $95,000. This looked like an honest and handsome old ride. Mileage suggested it had been a good car, and the recent service and transmission rebuild was encouraging as well. If you don't consider “4-seater” and “Ferrari” contradictory terms, the top bid probably seemed like a bargain for a real frontengine V12 Ferrari. Money offered was exactly mid-market and should have been accepted. Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA #S122-1972 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 Daytona spyder. S/N 14857. Rosso Corsa/ black canvas/black leather. Odo: 21,185 miles. Very nice paint, some subtle waving on doors. Excellent panel fit, clean and correct under hood, very nice interior, good chrome. Fitted with power brakes, power windows, and air conditioning. Comes with factory tool kit. The 35th of 127 genuine spyders built and the 25th of fewer than 100 U.S.-spec cars. Sold new by rect $28k, which should have been accepted without a second thought. AMERICAN #S133-1923 FORD T-BUCKET Ed Roth Custom “Tweedy Pie” roadster. S/N T7426996. Metallic lilac/white vinyl & lilac piping. Odo: 3,508 miles. “Tweedy Pie,” the essential T-Bucket by Big Daddy Ed Roth, and absolutely charming. Four headlights and engine, frame, suspension, and brakes all chromed. New belted tires, Cragar wheel, hand wiper, no top, full gauges. “Orange County Ignitors” badge on the rear. Famous as a show car with multiple wins, as a museum display, and also as a Revell kit, of which 11 million were sold to '60s kids. But paint is meet, even after its creative reconstruction. But it will need the right buyer, and he wasn't here today. #S90-1936 FORD DELUXE 2-dr sedan. S/N 183330622. Stainless steel/tan mohair. Odo: 25 miles. A stunning, shiny vision, and the only one of six promotional models privately owned. Restored by Lon Kruger, won at Hershey in 2009. Good panel fit, new rubber, good glass, very nice interior. Effectively new, with only 25 miles. On double white walls, with Columbia 2-speed rear end. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $550,000. One of a series of promotional stainless cars built by Ford Hollywood Sport Cars; owners include Steve Hill and Bill Ockerlund, who's had the car since 2007. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,050,000. A very handsome and tidy car at a venue likely to establish a current market price. That it did, selling for just a fraction under the current SCM price guide listing. Both seller and buyer should be pleased. Once again, market vagaries fail to affect the blue chips. JAPANESE #F71-1991 ACURA NSX coupe. S/N JHANA1154MT000508. Red/black leather. Odo: 34,536 miles. Very clean, with two owners from new. 155 mph VTEC, V6 supercar with aluminum frame and Honda mechanics and electrics. Has a/c, tilt wheel, power windows, power steering, and disc brakes. Also fitted with alarm, cruise, climate control, and CD stereo. Nice leather interior. Fitted with Comptec stainless exhaust. On optional factory alloy mags with good tires (an important factor, as the rears are short-lived and expensive). now fading, chrome peeling; she's due for an overhaul. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $200,000. Last seen at Russo and Steele's Scottsdale sale in January '07, where it made $335,500 (SCM# 44006). Tweedy Pie is still cute, but she's getting very long in the tooth, looking like an aging beauty the morning after. Let's hope some middle ground is reached soon and this classic T-Bucket gets a new lease on life. #S131-1931 MILLER V16 Indy racer. S/N N/A. Gray/black leather. Amazing one-off race car. Built for 1931 Indy 500 with Shorty Cantlon and Duke Smale. Started 26th, rocketed up to 3rd, then the plugs fouled, and it took too long to change them all. In '32, Bryan Saulpaugh qualified 3rd but broke an oil line on lap 55. Later converted to 4-cylinder, then reconstructed with original body and engine built for an accessory company, whose reps drove them for years. Outrageous and impossible to replicate—the steel was so hard it reportedly destroyed the body presses. When the bid hit $325k, the seller grumbled that he had paid that much and spent the same again to restore it. I'm guessing we'll see it again soon, but it's hard to say if it'll bring the kind of money the seller is looking for. #F96-1947 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY 4-dr sedan. S/N C455588. Maroon/maroon leather & gray cloth. Odo: 96,364 miles. Nice paint and fair chrome, but cast pot metal grille pitted, real wood distressed, fake wood paint on sides rough. Fitted with dual spotlights, visor, and radio. Interior looks worn and scruffy. Firestone whitewalls good. The Windsor T&C cost $2,366 new in 1947. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $41,340. A good one of these can top $100,000, but this check Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. Honda's near miss in the supercar world, handicapped by some Accord familiarities and insurance issues involving repairs to the aluminum frame, which was sometimes necessary after accidents. Nonetheless a wonderful car, and unlike most exotics, these can sit without developing expensive problems. Still, 19k were made, so they're not rare. This was bid to a market-cor- 114 up from a quarter of the original V16. Dazzling technology throughout. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $600,000. Last seen at RM Monterey in 2009, where it sold for $600,000 post-block (SCM# 142047). An extraordinary piece of engineering, and welcome at any vintage race was just the first of many the buyer will write. The seller wisely did not get involved with the wood, and the new owner might be advised to do the same and just drive the car. The problem with tackling wooden cars is that there comes a point when the bits are scattered around you in the shop, and you suddenly realize you don't really even have a car until you've replaced Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA them all. Cheap at the price, but well sold. #S124-1949 DIVCO milk van. S/N 50274. White, red, & yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 103 miles. Nice restoration of a forgotten workhorse with tiny flathead 4. Divco a reference to Detroit Industrial Vehicle Company, which remained in business until 1986. “Snub nose” van in production from 1939 to about 1960. Very nice paint in Borden dairy colors with “Elsie the contented cow” artwork. Straight, 331-ci fuel injected V8, auto. Stunning Bonneville racer, race ready with mid-engine Chrysler 331-ci Hemi, Hilborn fuel injection, and quick-change Halibrand rear end. Set numerous records in the mid-'50s: B class mark at 160.87 mph in '53 and C Class mark at 163.63 mph; returned with bigger engine in '54 to set D class record at over 196 mph. Subsequently cuted, and I'd say the bid was right on the money. Should have sold. #S24-1955 BUICK CENTURY convert- ible. S/N V7690816. Yellow/white vinyl/black & cream leather. Odo: 49,021 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A Texas car from Miles Hall Buick in Midland, mileage believed correct. Looks to be a fresh restoration, with excellent paint and chrome, although some trim is not perfect. Odd color combination and not the more usual duotone, which probably would have included all rust repaired, good chrome. Can be driven sitting or standing. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. A reminder of a real job 60 years ago: up by 3am, load van, drive with doors open in all weather at 20 mph delivering and picking up milk bottles. A great slice of history but no indication whether it was a real Borden Dairy van or merely a tasteful restoration choice. Genuine commercial vehicles can surprise, if the provenance is complete, but the $45,000 bid was over the moon for this (like Elsie the cow, perhaps) and should have been taken. #S184-1950 CHEVROLET DELUXE Custom coupe. S/N 3HJF28378. Lime yellow & green/green & yellow. Odo: 15 miles. 216-ci I6, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Built by Christopher Clark, an associate of Gene Winfield, over five years. Terrific blended paint fades from yellow to green. Tuck and roll interior, translucent green roof panels. Superior finish. Body nosed, frenched, decked, chopped, and channeled—all modified by George Barris for TV show “Dobie Gillis”, then returned to original form in 1995 by Art Chrisman and displayed in the McPherson Collection. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $485,000. Last seen at RM's Joe's Garage sale in June, 2008 where it sold for $660k (SCM# 116986). One of the most menacing race cars ever, with 3-inch tall side windows and a 5-inch windshield. The Chrisman Brothers retired it when their friend John Donaldson was killed in the Reed Brothers' belly tank racer. Terrifyingly claustrophobic interior evokes a visceral feeling of life and death. A unique weapon that makes a profound statement about what it takes to race, but I'd say this bid should have been enough. #S92-1954 FORD COURIER sedan deliv- ery. S/N U4LS151320. Turquoise/gray cloth. Odo: 41,387 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Superior hot rod/sleeper project with Kom Pak trailer to match, with boat built into roof. Good chrome, minor paint flaws. Modern 351-ci Ford V8, vintage a/c, power steering, power seat, CD stereo, good tires. Described as “built to be driven,” though could benefit from power disc brakes, I'd think. Trailer sleeps two and white lowers. Leather interior is cream color, which may have been special order but does not seem typical. With power steering, brakes, windows, seat, top, and antenna. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. The desirable big engine 322-ci pocket rocket. I liked this car (I owned one years ago), but it just didn't pop. Still, the bid was about right, and I'd have taken it. #S112-1955 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N VE55S00194. Gypsy Red/white canvas/cream vinyl. Odo: 61,128 miles. 265-ci 195-hp V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Good repaint of an original car back in the 1960s, now aging after sitting for 50 years and probably needs to be restored. Mileage could very well be original. Typical body panel fit, trim dented, plastic body seams showing. Upholstery looks to date from same time, top is even older. One of 693 V8 Corvettes in 1955, and one of 19 cars with leaded. Angled '58 Lincoln headlights, '65 Impala taillights, modified '58 Cadillac grille. One of one. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Completely original '57-'64 style radical custom. Nothing to fault in workmanship, paint, or body finish, but one man's dream can turn out to be just that. Worth the $40k bid? Certainly, but not here and not today. #S98-1954 CHRISMAN BONNEVILLE Salt Flat coupe. S/N N/A. Copper/tan vinyl. 116 features storage at rear with serving table. Side panel artwork says “It's five o'clock somewhere.” Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $47,000. Extremely well-executed dream machine, with the usual problem of finding a buyer with the same dream. Time to find a funky touring club of hot-rodders and hit some small-town Fourth of July parades. Well thought out, well exe- the 3-speed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $106,000. If the new owner's restoration is very well done, he may see his money back eventually, but I'd be surprised. This was only the first check he'll be writing of many. The question is where do you stop? At this point, he's in for the long haul. On the other hand, if he wants his own '55 V8 that hasn't been messed with, he's in a perfect spot. But I'd still call it well sold. #F151-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD “Moon Rocket” Custom roadster. S/N Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA P5EH2229043. Blue metallic & primer/red, white, & blue vinyl. Odo: 53,708 miles. 330-ci supercharged V8, 3-sp. Handsome 1957 Oakland show winner, destroyed in a crash on the way home and subsequently rebuilt off restoration of matching numbers car, 3,611 miles since. Lovely paint in great colors, panel fit typical, good chrome and tidy interior with Wonderbar radio. One of 713 cars in Venetian mention of matching numbers. One of 729 in Charcoal Metallic with silver coves, which was replaced by Tuxedo Black mid-year. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $143,100. This car had considerable eye appeal and definitely found its market. '58s have their own following, for the as Frankenstein. 1950 Cadillac engine with 4 Stromberg carburetors and a Roots-style blower managed a 161 mph pass at Bonneville. Severely distressed condition and will have to be rebuilt from the ground up. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. Moon Rocket was a classic, highly documented California hot rod which sat parked in a chicken coop for 50 years after its retirement. An intimidating prospect, although the chatty owner said he'd be happy to help reconstruct the car, as he remembers every little detail. It might be worth the $100k reserve price once restored... This price was closer to the mark as it sat. #S85-1956 CHRYSLER PLAINSMAN Concept wagon. S/N 9999760. Tan/brown vinyl. Odo: 50,354 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Chrysler concept wagon designed by Ghia and produced alongside the Norseman, which went down with the Andrea Doria. Now very tired after a full life, which included years in Australia with right hand drive. Needs everything, with rust, dents, one-off trim damaged, Red, and one of 1,200 with manual transmission. Fitted with off-road exhaust. A California car that's been in Arizona for the past decade, so there should be no rust concerns. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $67,310. A pretty car with a photodocumented restoration, which certainly helps a car find buyers. The color probably sold it, but SCM market price range is $50k-$95k, so I'd say the buyer got a rather good deal. #S101-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N D7FH327652. Black/black & white vinyl. Odo: 11,750 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Seems like a good, basically original car with nice chrome up front and some checking at rear. Good trim, fair repaint with sanding evident. Good interior, clean under hood (although it's been slammed on something). Equipped with signal-seeking radio and back up lights. Sold new by Tucker Ford in unique styling cues not seen in the production years before or after. Rarer factory colors exist, but I suspect many have been repainted in resale tones since then. Well sold at the top of the current market level. #S109-1958 DESOTO ADVENTURER convertible. S/N LS37752. Gold/white vinyl/ white & gold vinyl & cloth. Odo: 66,809 miles. 361-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Very high dollar frame-off restoration, now immaculate inside and out. Excellent paint and chrome, rare trim, lovely interior. Loaded executive car with steering wheel clock, signal-seeking radio, and record player. Has posi, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and power top. The first of 5 recorded fuel-injected DeSoto Adventurer convertibles in 1958. and peeling vinyl roof. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. A $160k no-sale at RM in Phoenix in January '10 (SCM# 156893). This fascinating project is still worth it, but potential buyers were probably crunching their pocket calculators as they looked it over. Maybe what's needed here is a rich, young guy to take it on, and wagons do have a certain retro flair these days. I can't fault the seller for hanging on at this bid. #F167-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S191923. Venetian Red & white/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 3,611 miles. 283-ci 245-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 3-sp. Frame- November 2010 Sullivan, MO, with invoice, manual, copy of title included. Could be original miles. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $49,250. This looked like a really nice driver, although it might need to be fluffed to show. If the mileage is correct, there's a lot of life left, and I'd be inclined to consider Vintage Air if I lived anywhere sunny. I'm still puzzled that originality claims don't count repaints. Well sold at about $7k over the current market. #S79-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J58S195138. Charcoal metallic & silver/black vinyl. Odo: 2,011 miles. 283ci 290-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. NCRS Top Flight car in May 2010, appears to be a superior frame-off restoration. Lovely chrome, good panel fit, nice interior with Wonderbar radio. Some paint details not typical under hood, but shields and details look otherwise correct. No Just 82 open air Adventurers were built that year, and only 4 remain. Original title and build sheet included. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $375,000. Rare and for a reason. The Bendix system was complicated and unreliable, and all five cars were recalled. The fuel injection system for this car was recovered from the attic of the original owner 44 years after he had taken it off and stored it. Nonetheless, it's a rare car with an even rarer performance option package, benefiting from a lovely restoration. High bid should have bought the car with no regrets on either side. #S18-1962 ED ROTH MYSTERION Custom Replica roadster. S/N N/A. Yellow metallic/silver-flecked vinyl. Dual 406-ci V8s, 3x2-bbl, auto. A remake of the superb show car from Ed Roth, his fourth after “Outlaw” and “Beatnik.” Twin V8 engines, each with 3 car- 117

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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA buretors, chrome plating everywhere, and a custom bubble that renders it undriveable (if it ever really was) on all but the cloudiest December days. Written up everywhere and a magnet for hot rod builders, '60s pop culture fans, and Hot Wheels collectors. Cond: 1-. just fit and worked well. If all was correct, I'd say this was something of a buy, since other similar examples have sold at up to $50k more. Very well bought. #F110-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE SOLD AT $79,500. People would walk by this car and just stare at it, trying to fathom its construction. If you can't make sense of the '60s, don't expect this car to help you decipher them. A unique piece of pop history and for the right collector, well bought. #F93-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 30867S119003. Silver blue/ black vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 49,698 miles. 327ci 340-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Numbers matching. Typical panel fit, OK top fit, fair headlight fit, chrome replated quite well. Body seams are gone under over-the-top finish, but it's factorylooking under the hood, apart from the Z06 coupe. S/N 30837S114581. Riverside Red/black vinyl. Odo: 94,091 miles. 327-ci 360-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. A numbersmatching car, with actual miles and a 3-ring binder of records. Good panel fit, paint not typical but very nice. Looks factory underhood, bumpers look like repops. Very nice interior. NCRS-scored 99%. With L84 fuelie 327/360 engine, M20 4-speed, AM/FM, power brakes, and power windows. One of 199 Z06s built. but not very tight, lower trim loose. Quite straight with good chrome. Has power steering, brakes, windows, and top, but no air conditioning. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $92,750. By 1963, Chrysler had finally recovered from the fabulous '50s, and only the square steering wheel remained. 1963 was the only year that there was no convertible letter car, and the only trick offering was a Pace Setter convertible, which this was not. It seemed like a decent car and was certainly in a good color, but it didn't have a/c, and try as I might, I couldn't get remotely close to this price in any of my sources. Well sold. #S115-1964 FORD FAIRLANE Thunderbolt 2-dr sedan. S/N 4F41K230530. Black/gold vinyl & cloth. Odo: 464 miles. 427ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Car #60 in the 1964 lightweight program, sold new to Fred Jones and Jerry Harvey and campaigned as “Mr 427.” Restored by Steve Bankert for the Pat McGroder Collection. Excellent paint and trim, minor flaws, good panel fit. Has vinyl front seats and cloth rear. Very clean and correct usual inside hood paint, and has the appropriate ignition shields in place. Appropriate wear to seats. Optional AM/FM, power steering, power brakes, turbine mags. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $47,700. This no-reserve car looked like a very decent redo of a good original driver, and it had an air of honesty about it. Rather well bought at $5k under the current market level for its condition. Summer fun indeed. BEST BUY #S97-1963 CORVETTE coupe. CHEVROLET S/N 30837S104064. Daytona Blue/red vinyl. Odo: 62,931 miles. 327-ci 360-hp fuelinjected V8, 4-sp. Original miles, numbersmatching components. A 4-speed fuelie with full provenance dating back to V.V. Cooke of Louisville, KY. Repainted and reupholstered, superb panel and headlight fit. Doors click shut of their own weight. On factory mags with knockoffs. No a/c. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $95,400. Close to the best '63 fuelie Sting Ray I have ever seen, with the sense that everything 118 Sports Car Market Cond: 2. SOLD AT $159,000. Last seen at Mecum's Bloomington Gold sale in June '07, where it sold for $139,650 (SCM# 45453). With all the Corvette experts around the sale, this was bound to be a market-correct result. Top bid was almost exactly mid-price, let down perhaps by some over-enthusiastic and nontypical restoration choices, and a gap in otherwise complete records. Nevertheless, a good deal for both parties. Well bought, well sold, and a real eye-catcher. #S151-1963 CHRYSLER 300 convertible. S/N 8233107769. Red/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 57 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Onefamily car treated to frame-off restoration 57 miles ago. New paint in original color, new top still covered in plastic, seats reupholstered under the hood. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $225,000. One of about 100 “win on Sunday, sell on Monday” cars espoused by Ford President Lee Iacocca. Butch Leal destroyed the competition with an 11.47 second pass at 120.17 mph at the '64 Super Stock Winternationals; obviously, these cars were pushing more than 500 hp. This was a fine example with known history. The bid was in the ballpark (Mecum sold Bob Martin's “Little Emmett” for $206,700 in January 2009 at Kissimmee, FL, SCM# 119457), and it should have sold. #F117-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S113447. Silver Pearl/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 36 miles. 396-ci 425-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. 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Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA and interior. Paint and panel fit excellent but not factory typical. No power steering, brakes, or a/c, so best headed for a moderate climate and wide-open spaces. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $71,550. A very attractive car clearly restored to the owner's particular tastes. A real eyecatcher that should run as well as it looks, but tweaked a bit too much for wide market appeal. Sold just under the CM price guide level for the model, so I'd say well bought. #S50-1965 FORD MUSTANG coupe. S/N 5F07T666182. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 5,746 miles. 200-ci I6, 2-bbl, 3-sp. California car and effectively new, albeit a very basic model. OK repaint is cracking. Good chrome, glass, interior, and carpet. Radio delete, no spinners on hubcaps, new belted tires. Clean under hood with new battery. No power steering, power brakes, or a/c. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,550. Almost irresistible if you ever wondered about vintage racer that's sure to be welcome and competitive anywhere. Still, old race cars are a tricky sale with owners often sometimes unrealistically proud of their machines. The bottom line is always “What were you offered lately?” In this company, I'd consider the price marketcorrect and even generous. #S115.1-1966 SHELBY COBRA 427 roadster. S/N CSX3209. Blue metallic/black leather. Odo: 34,687 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A one-owner 427 Cobra from the estate of Karl Schiffmayer. Sold new at Jack Loftus Ford in Hinsdale, Illinois. 427-ci tunnel port engine added in the early '70s, along with hood scoop and vents. Has Halibrand wheels, rollbar, sidepipes, grille guard, Lucas PL 700 been enjoyed a lot and has won numerous Shelby American Automoble Club Awards. Buyers love stories, and this car had them in spades. I'm inclined to think it will never be restored, and I'd call it a good buy at the price. #S125-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L88 convertible. S/N 194677S109097. Tuxedo Black & blue/black vinyl. Odo: 513 miles. 427ci 430-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. The very first L88 RPO, raced by Tony DeLorenzo. Multiple championships and run until 1982, when restored. Laser straight, mirror sharp, complete provenance. With M22 4-speed, G81 positraction, J56 disc brakes, and probably 600 hp. Protect-O-Plate, DeLorenzo letter of authenticity, Bloomington Gold Special Collection the 1960s: pretty much a new 1965 car. The problem now is what to do with it? Every mile you put on it diminishes its value. Still, it'd return about 23 mpg, an AM/FM radio is easy to come by, the a/c unit was an add-on in appearance, and power brakes are an easy upgrade. There's a lot to say for turning this into the daily driver you never had, in which case it was a bargain. Or put it in a museum as an investment. Well bought. #S71-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194376S123329. White/black vinyl. Odo: 9 miles. 427-ci 425-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Toly Arutunov's race car, ordered for delivery in Germany in 1966. Complete body-off restoration to race car standards (i.e., not that shiny), but tons of history and a well-known original owner. With L72 engine, M22 4-speed, N03 Big Tank, J56 brakes, J50 power booster, F41 suspension, C48 heater delete, A82 headrest seats, and K66 transistor ignition. Cond: 3. lights, and rear bumper guard. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $850,000. A benchmark car—how many true one-owner, carefully maintained 427 Cobras are there? This one was hard to fault, with all the changes logged and the records appropriately complete. Technically, this was bid to a market level, but if the Cobra Daytona can pull $7.6m (SCM# 141984), this car ought to bring more than this bid. I'd hold out for it. #S120-1966 SHELBY COBRA 427 road- ster. S/N CSX3102. Red/black leather. Odo: 17,439 miles. 427-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. The second street 427 Cobra, rolled early in its career and then received the Le Mans-modified body from CSX3005. Scruffy but real, with Halibrands and the comp body on a street chassis. With unbraced roll bar, cutouts at the rear, brake scoops, competition dash, street seats, 289-style nose, 36-gallon comp tank, and new Goodyear Eagles. A fascinating collection of Certificate, NCRS Top Flight and Duntov awards. Of 20 built, 14 are said to be left. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,325,000. This was the L88 to own, as it was in excellent condition and had good competition history. Bought by a consortium of Corvette experts, which pretty much says it all. $1.3m is a lot for a Corvette, but I predict a time in the not-too-distant future when this price will seem much more reasonable. See profile on page 42. #S95-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194378S412307. Rally Red/black vinyl. Odo: 2 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2bbl, 4-sp. Matching-numbers car with frameoff restoration. Superior paint finish is not typical but looks good. Decent panel fit, good plating. L89 427/435 with aluminum heads looks nice but has some non-stock detailing. California smog pump in place. Fitted with power steering, power brakes, power windows, AM/FM radio, telescopic wheel, headrests, and NOT SOLD AT $200,000. A big, thundering 120 stories and parts. In the hands of the two Jones brothers in Roanoak, VA, since 1971. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $689,000. Best known for its use in the Jones brothers' Tuxedo store ad about 30 years ago, which featured a statuesque blonde wearing just a tuxedo shirt and red heels. It's Redline tires. Original spare and jack. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $85,000. While 1968 is not a popular year due to C3 teething problems, this seemed like a very well equipped car, if rather enthusiastically restored. It'd be interesting to know the miles before the restoration, but the Sports Car Market

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Glovebox Notes original spare was a good sign. What's harder to understand is the rejection of the $85k bid. These cars range from $54k-$95k in the SCM price guide, and if I came that close, I'd be gone like this car at a green light. #F90-1971 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS coupe. S/N 124871N586861. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 38,350 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Numbers-matching car, mileage could be original. Excellent paint and body fit, with one chip on driver's door, cracked rear spoiler, and some damage to left rear fender. Front plating pitted, rear redone. Has power steering, brakes, rally gauges with tach, and its original jack, tools, and manuals. Decent interior, new and this is one Pinto that never needs to worry about being hit from behind. #F92-1986 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1G1YY6787G5906811. Red/ white vinyl/red leather. Odo: 435 miles. 350-ci 235-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Excellent paint, top, and interior. Old Goodyear Eagles are a bit scary, 4-speed a nice touch. Said to have been driven every two weeks (though not very far!) and all fluids recently replaced. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $21,200. The first Corvette convertible since 1975's last wheezy 165-hp gasp. Ferrari Testa Rossas and Alfa 8Cs are nice, but the SCM needed wheels a bit more functional during the Monterey weekend. Here's a brief look at cars of interest that SCM staff used to get from home to auction to race to concours to auction and home again. HHHHH is best. 2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet window rubber. Wide-Oval belted Firestones. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,560. I keep waiting for this body style to take off, but it hasn't yet. There's some movement in Pontiac Trans Ams and SD Firebirds, but Camaros continue to lag, and this car is a good example: it's got everything except magic. And you just know that driver's door will drop an inch when you open it. Like British Leyland in the '70s, there's no way to compensate for original quality control—or lack thereof—later on. While modestly priced, it was well sold. #S20-1972 FORD PINTO Bob Glidden racer. S/N N/A. Red, white, & blue/black vinyl. 377-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 5-sp. Bob Glidden's giant-killing drag racer. Won the '73 U.S. Nationals, the '74 NHRA Pro Stock Championship (where it set a national record), 20 NHRA National events, and three World Championships. Race-quality restoration, gauges, lots of period stickers. Fitted with plexi side windows, full roll cage, tubs for Fundamentally a new car, but not a particularly interesting one. All 7,315 Corvette convertibles were designated “pace cars” in 1986, though the real Indy Pace Car was yellow that year (and followed by 732 clones). I'd guess somebody was filling in a gap in his or her collection and this was a fine example for that. Consider this a benchmark price and no harm done. #F10-2002 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS coupe. S/N 2G1FP22G222105273. Red/black/ black leather. 5.7-L fuel injected V8, 6-sp. A California car with $18k in upgrades, including adjustable track arm, SLP head and cam package, improved gears and differential, Centerforce clutch, and new flywheel. Excellent paint (save for minor chips and repainting of nose), factory SS-only ten-spoke mags, good tires. Inside, leather is dry, Price as tested: $77,425. 382 hp 5.5L 32-valve V8, Premium Package, Appearance Package, Distronic Plus Package. Likes: Sleek styling, typically intelligent Mercedes dash layout, easy-to-use top. Gripes: Sadly, same old poor navigation system with user-cruel interface, very limited trunk space with top down, cramped back seats. Fun to drive: HHHHH Fun to look at: HHHH Overall experience: HHHHH Verdict: This was my ride for the Monterey weekend, and it was perfect as a two-person cruiser. On those rare mornings the fog lifted, the top was down in a jiffy. I've owned several E-classes, and always found them to be the nearly perfect combination of size and function. Throw in the burble from the four-cam V8, and you've got both an autobahn flier and a two-lane, top-town fun machine.—Keith Martin 2010 Ford Transit Connect huge rear tires, and a parachute. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $125,000. Mecum sold this car for $262,500 at St Charles in 2007 (SCM# 47053), so either time has not been kind to its value, or this was just the wrong venue. I'm inclined to think it was the latter. The provenance is real, November 2010 with some wear to driver's bolster. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $15,635. Some say (including SCM Managing Editor Jim Pickering, who has one) that the new Camaros make these '98-'02 SSs look attractive as drivers, and furthermore, this was the 35th anniversary special. 42,098 were sold in 2002, with 4,811 6-speed SS models. This is one of 1,617 in red, the most popular color, with 33% of production. Good examples in driver condition tend to bring around $10k$13k now, and the buyer of this car got a really clean example with $18k in upgrades for the extra $2,500 he spent. Well bought. © Price as tested: $24,975. 2-liter Duratec engine, XLT Package. Likes: Lots of room for passengers and cargo, tight turning radius, lots of headroom. Servicevehicle look of the Transit Connect means easy admission to restricted events, as everyone thinks you're delivering something. Gripes: Cranky navigation system, acceleration mostly theoretical. Fun to drive: HH Fun to look at: H Overall ownership experience: HH Verdict: This small truck/van was SCM's primary people and cargo hauler during the Monterey weekend, and it worked very well. The rear cargo area swallowed our boxes of magazines, books and displays with room to spare. This little truck also has a very tight turning radius, which is great for the many Uturns SCM staffers made to get closer looks at hot cars. 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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA Sports and Muscle at the Monterey Marriott Mark Donohue's Trans Am Javelin beat all comers (again), selling for $847k Company Russo and Steele Date August 12 –14, 2010 Location Monterey, California Auctioneer Dennis Wisbey Automotive lots sold / offered 100/251 Sales rate 40% Sales total $8,054,975 High sale 1971 AMC Javelin Trans Am racer, sold at $847,000 Buyer's premium Italian sports cars joined American muscle at Russo's 10th annual Monterey event Report and photos by Ray Nierlich Market opinion in italics sequent lawsuits from the Scottsdale event last January, the company found itself losing ground to its competitors in the new landscape of Monterey auctions. Veteran Kruse, the perennial bottom-of-the-barrel T in Monterey, is no more, and upstart Mecum has blown past Russo and Steele in just its second year in the area, both in terms of numbers of lots sold and total dollar amounts. In addition, RM, Gooding, and Bonhams all posted some significant increases at this year's events. But before you start writing off Russo and Steele, the lots sold and dollar amounts for this year's expanded, three-day auction at the Marriott were also up, with 100 of 251 lots sold and total sales of $8m versus last year's 60 of 112 lots sold for $5m. And the characteristic Russo and Steele style again returned, with Calle Principale again claimed by the company as a rolling preview in front of the Marriott. This year's high sale was the 1971 Trans Am cham- pion AMC Javelin of Mark Donohue and Roger Penske. Evidently the “Unfair Advantage” is still in play, as this significant car sold at $847k. Provenance counts. The ‘69 Bud Moore Trans Am Mustang, driven by Parnelli Jones, failed to find a buyer, but Jerry Titus' 1969 Daytona Trans Am-winning Firebird did sell, making $253k. The 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 CSX2461 was the top 122 he 10th annual running of the Russo and Steele Monterey auction found Drew Alcazar and his crew caught up in a whirlwind of change. Having weathered the wind storms, tent collapse, and sub- non-Trans Am car sale at $649,000. Following this was the 1966 Lamborghini 350GT sold at $440,000; and then a stunning 1968 Aston Martin DB6, originally owned by the chairman of Volkswagen, which made $330,000. Other blue-chip collectibles sold were a #1 condition 2005 Porsche Carrera GT at $291,500; the top Ferrari sale was a 1967 330 GTC at $275,000; and what might have been the best 1969 Shelby GT500 convertible available, which brought $242,000. Tied at the sale price of $181,500 were a 1969 tube-framed, hot rod Camaro and a gorgeous 1958 Corvette Fuelie convertible. The next highest Corvette sale was a 1967 427/435 convertible at $123,200. A very pretty 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 convertible sold at $170,500. Other sales of interest were the 1972 Ferrari 376 GTC/4 at $165,000; a 1958 AC Ace, fitted with an Alan Root 450-hp engine, at $110,000; and a 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV at nearly $94,600. The Jaguar sales were a wee bit quiet with a 1954 Jaguar XK 120 SE roadster going for $72,600; a 1963 XKE convertible at $66,000; and a restored 1973 Jaguar XKE V12 convertible at $55,000. Russo also pulled off what must be a world record, the sale of a 1975 Triumph TR6 for (brace yourself) $35,200. Notable no sales included the aforemen- Sales Totals tioned 1969 Parnelli Jones Mustang, and the Glenn Vaughn-restored 1937 Packard 1501 Super 8. A large number of the Corvettes failed to move, with only six of 22 sold, and out of that only two out of the seven big-block 427s. Record entries (in both numbers and qual- ity), record crowds, and record sales totals characterized Monterey this year. And while the numbers were also up here overall, it's clear that Russo still has some work to do to reclaim its spot in the Monterey market. ♦ $3m $6m $9m $12m $15m 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 10%, included in sale prices Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA ENGLISH #F467-1958 AC ACE Bristol roadster. S/N BEX397. Black/black leather. Odo: 26,012 miles. 347-ci V8, 4x2-bbl, 5-sp. Very good paint and bodywork, excellent interior. Original 6-cylinder engine replaced with an Alan Root aluminum block 347-ci Ford V8 with four Weber IDA 40 carbs, for 425+ hp. Kurt Tanner probably has restored more Healey 3000s than anyone else, but it appeared this one was done to a price reflecting the lower prices Healeys are currently bringing. This slightly lower level of finish may be more correct to the original spec. Well bought for an under-the-market amount. #S655-1968 ASTON MARTIN DB6 coupe. 5-speed Tremec transmission. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $110,000. A “fake” Cobra, but well done. Scare the kids and neighbors with this one. Shoot, scare yourself, if you're not careful. Bought for less than half the price of a real Cobra, and will always be worth less than half the price of a real Cobra. #S633-1963 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 878960. Eng. # 9982-9. Red/gray cloth/ black leather. Odo: 51,677 miles. Restored. Originally silver over red, now repainted in red over black. Panel fit good, but with some Bondo in rear wheel arches. Run in paint on hood, door hinges seizing. Brightwork good, odd color cloth soft top. Interior very good. S/N 3365L. Eng. # 400 3480. Black/black leather. Odo: 46,574 km. Originally owned by Volkswagen AG President Heinrich Nordhoff. Older restoration included refurbished exterior brightwork, rebuilt suspension (including NOS selectaride rear dampers), rebuilt hydraulics, new leather, and carpeting. Excellent black paint on excellent Superleggera bodywork. Standard spec 282-hp, 4.0 DOHC 6-cylinder and to high standard. Excellent paint and body. Excellent interior. The 300 variant, with sliding side windows, larger 298-cc aircooled single engine, 4-speed. 63 mpg. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $28,600. Last seen at Silver's sale of the Bernie Zieminski Collection in October '09, where it sold at $12,150 (SCM# 152694). You could still smell the paint on this one. Other sellers should be ashamed to have their restored classics upstaged by something with one door. Microcars of all stripes are appreciating as of late, so I'd call this one well bought. #S647-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 convertible. S/N 11102712000709. Metallic blue/blue cloth/saddle leather. Odo: 35,303 miles. Fresh complete restoration showing beautiful bodywork and metallic blue paint. All brightwork very good. Two small dings in rear bumper. New saddle leather interior. 3.5 liter V8, fitted with power brakes, power Rebuilt 3.8-liter DOHC XK engine and OE non-syncro gearbox. Sits low. Jaguar heritage certificate. Originally sold to New York. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $66,000. Appears to have been restored with the intent of reselling. Lots of detail work had been done, but it wasn't especially nice. No history was presented except for the color change. It will take a lot of sorting and some rework to make her really right. Bought at a market price. #S623-1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 roadster. S/N HBJ8C30993. Opalescent maroon/black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 744 miles. Full restoration by Kurt Tanner with 510 miles since. Slightly uneven metallic application in paint. Gaps excellent. Replated brightwork with wavy front bumper. New vinyl upholstery. No radio. 3-liter six with twin SU carbs, 4-speed with overdrive. Heritage certificate included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $50,600. 124 audio system. DOHC V10 and 6-speed manual transmission goes 0-100 in 6.8 seconds. Brand new tires and brakes. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $291,500. This was your chance to purchase a barely broken in Porsche supercar in immaculate condition. And all that's required is enough room on your driver's license for a few new points. Market correct price. Sports Car Market with ZF 5-speed trans. 4-wheel disc brakes. Original LHD. Fully documented history included. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $330,000. A stunning DB6. Very understated in black-on-black, but quite elegant. Being neither the more desirable Volante convertible, nor equipped with the Vantage spec engine didn't even hurt the curb appeal of this car one bit. Any Aston will cost a fortune to put right again once abused, but a well cared for example with this kind of history is a bargain at this price. GERMAN #F488-1958 BMW ISETTA 300 coupe. S/N 570194. Red & cream/cream vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 22,879 miles. Very freshly restored, steering, and factory a/c. Becker Europa radio, power windows and locks. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $170,500. Last seen at G. Potter King's Atlantic City sale in February '03, where it failed to sell at $61,000 (SCM# 30458). A very desirable Mercedes. Practical in today's traffic and still gorgeous in the old world sense. A rare combination. Well bought. #S663-2005 PORSCHE CARRERA GT targa. S/N WPOCA29825L001414. 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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA ITALIAN #S659-1966 LAMBORGHINI 350GT coupe. S/N 0148. Black/tan leather. Odo: 10,754 km. An early serial number 350GT, the first production Lamborghini, with Superleggera bodywork, fully restored and used only for shows since. Many documented class wins. Excellent paint, body, gaps, and brightwork. Tan leather interior is concours. brakes. 1937 Washington license plate. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,200. A laser straight period hot rod, this baby absolutely popped. Usually, modifications to an old car hurt the provenance and value, but this car was done properly old school and looked great. I bet it drives great too. Easily my favorite car of the auction. Sold after the block for a fair number. Mechanicals by Bob Wallace, plating by Christensen's, interior by Dubuque Trim. Moved by 3.5-liter Bizzarrini aluminum 4-cam V12 and 5-speed ZF gearbox. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $440,000. A beautiful example of the first of Ferruccio Lamborghini's Grand Tourers, as fine as any 350GT could get. Well bought. #S653-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 11035. Black/gray leather. Odo: 94,940 km. A documented original car with refurbishing. Recent respray to highest standards, brightwork excellent. Interior retrimmed a few years ago, still shows beautifully. $40k in receipts for engine rebuild approximately 10 #S646-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 103413. Tuxedo Black/red vinyl. Odo: 64,756 miles. 283-ci 315-hp fuelinjected V8, 4-sp. Freshly over-restored example. Bodywork, gaps, and black paint all fantastic. Exceptional chrome by Christensen Plating. Excellent interior. Restored with many NOS parts. Optional clock, tachometer, and chrome. Interior excellent. No power steering or power brakes. Optional tachometer, Wonderbar radio. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $61,600. Last seen at Russo and Steele's Scottsdale event in January '10, where it reportedly failed to sell at $66,000. Winner of “the car I'd most like to cruise Palm Springs in” at this particular auction. Very pretty color combination will be a hit with the ladies, and the drum brakes and 2-speed “Powerslide” automatic will rule out any hard driving in this one. Purchased for less than the cost of restoration, so I'd call it well bought. #TH243-1959 CHEVROLET 3100 Fleetside pickup. S/N 3A59J105986. Frontier Beige & Bombay Ivory/gold & black cloth. Odo: 413 miles. 292-ci I6, 1-bbl, 4-sp. Fresh complete restoration. Excellent paint with only a small rub-through on leading edge of driver's door. Factory correct lousy gaps. Scratches on front bumper, other chrome excellent. New wood bed. Excellent interior. Fitted with Napco years ago. SOHC Colombo V12 engine with 5-speed. 4-wheel disc brakes. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $275,000. A very nice Italian GT. Slightly boring when parked next to the more glamorous models, but probably will be much easier to live with in terms of usability. A decent deal for the price paid. AMERICAN #F414-1937 FORD TUDOR Deluxe 2-dr sedan. S/N 184164853. Black/gray wool cloth. Odo: 253 miles. Mileage is since restoration. Excellent black paint and body, chromework very nice, gaps consistent and even. Gray cloth interior in great shape, with optional heater, banjo steering wheel, Ford clock, and radio. Excellent wood. Fitted with a pair of Ford foglights and a Sportlite spotlight. Flathead engine with Offenhauser cylinder heads and intake manifold, dual exhaust, front disc 126 radio, and heater. Matching numbers 283 with Rochester fuel injection. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $181,500. Easily the most spectacular black paint on any Corvette. Usually when a car is over-restored, it will attract a lot of attention from the crowds, but somehow leaves me disappointed that is wasn't done “right”. In this case I admit to making an exception; the craftsmanship displayed on this Fuelie 'Vette was stunning. Leading the market for a '58, and rightly so. #S625-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J58S106688. Light blue metallic & white/white vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 3,524 miles. 283-ci 245-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Recently completed $75,000 frame-off restoration. Receipts provided. Very good body, paint, 4x4 package with Warn locking hubs. Stock 6-cylinder engine with dual-range 4-speed trans. Optional heater, sun visor, and chrome bed trim. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $48,200. This rust-free Napco 4x4 just looked right—like a truck is supposed to look. It failed to make the modest reserve on Thursday, but some buyer wised up and went for it afterward, for a price that had to be less than the cost of restoration. Well bought. BEST BUY #S657-1965 SHELBY COBRA 289 roadster. S/N CSX2461. Black/black leather. Odo: 8,241 miles. 289-ci V8, 4x2bbl, 4-sp. Fresh 2-year restoration, near perfect bodywork, excellent interior. Deep black paint will stop traffic. Documented original body panels and frame, with frame reinforcements added. Ex-Otis Chandler with full history from new. Fitted with rack and pinion steering, roll bar, and side exhaust. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $649,000. Fully documented history Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA with an over-the-top restoration. A terrific blue-chip investment. Well bought. #S667-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S120943. Black & red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 915 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. No-expensespared-restoration completed in 2007, awarded Bloomington Gold that year. Still excellent bodywork with superb panel gaps. Paint very good, with some slight scuffing on rear cowling and slight shrinkage around headlight doors. Gleaming chrome. Very nice interior. a/c. L71 427 V8 with triple carbs and 4-speed trans. With original rally wheels and also 17” American Racing mags. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,700. This came across as a respectable example of a C3 convertible 'Vette. White paint is tough to make look appealing, and the Mako Shark styling isn't yet back in fashion. A market price for condition and options. Matching numbers L71 V8, 4-speed trans, 4.11 rear end, sidepipes, HD suspension, electronic ignition. No power brakes, power steering, power windows, or a/c. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $123,200. Last seen at Russo and Steele's Scottsdale event in January '10, where it was damaged by a tent pole and failed to sell at a reported bid of $105,000. Seen before that at RM's Fort Lauderdale event in February '08, where it brought $178,750 (SCM# 58742). The repairs looked great, and it was still showing exceptionally well throughout. Considering the documentation and condition, I'd call this one well bought. #TH253-1967 MEYERS MANX Dualsport S dune buggy. S/N 117017575. Lime green/ gray cloth. Odo: 400 miles. Almost new Meyers Manx dune buggy recreation. One of four made by Mendola Motorcars, and signed by Bruce Meyers. Cosmetically perfect. Full roll cage, Fox shocks, dual rate springs. 330-hp FM stereo. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $61,000. Last seen at Russo and Steele's Scottsdale sale in January '08, where it failed to sell at a high bid of $65,000 (SCM# 51821). Except for the L71 engine option, this wouldn't be a collectible Corvette. It simply didn't pop at all. Many details had been left unattended, and it'll take some work to bring the whole package together. Well sold. #S668-1969 SHELBY GT500 convertible. Subaru flat six engine. Weighs 2,200 pounds. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $62,700. Not collectible, so forget that. But it's guaranteed fun with 330 hp and only 2,200 lbs to push. But then again, you can build something similar for a lot less. #F483-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194678S407816. White/ black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 91,446 miles. 427-ci 400-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Frame-off restoration in 2007, less than 100 miles since. Body and paint very good, gaps typically un- 128 S/N 9F03R480841. Jade Green/white vinyl/ white vinyl. Odo: 92,175 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Comprehensive restoration of a rust-free California car. Body, paint, chrome, interior all show-winning ready. Full history New! “Fair”, “Good” and “excellent” prices for all models, 1900–88. FRee! Now oNliNe! The world's largest collector car price guide basedon over 500,000 sold transactions from Updated weekly. www.collectorcarpricetracker.com For the collector who needs to know what things are selling for, right now. Take your free test drive today. Sports Car Market . #F440-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194679S705127. Riverside Gold/beige vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 67,553 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Restored. Gaps typical, paint rubbed through rear of hood and shows some cracking. With hard top. Chrome good, interior shows well. L71 V8 with 4-speed trans, 4.11 Posi rear end, power brakes, electronic ignition, and AM/ even. Engine bay not well detailed, wiring messy. No power steering, power brakes, or from new. Originally a NorCal dealer's show car, then an executive car for Shelby automotive. Afterward, sold out of Cutter Ford in Beverly Hills to Gloria Haley, sister of “The Tin Man” Jack Haley. Matching-numbers 428 Cobra Jet V8. Power steering, power front disc brakes. One of 12 produced in this color combination. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $242,000. Now why couldn't my folks have been so cool as to own and tool around in a car like this? Oh well, the car has been stunningly restored and some other folks thought so, too. Well bought. #S660-1971 AMC JAVELIN Trans Am racer. S/N N/A. Red, white, & blue/white paint. Mark Donohue's 1971 Trans Am-series champion car, with seven wins out of 10 races. Restored in 2003 to 1971 specs, and campaigned recently in various documented vintage events and shows. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $847,000. One of the all-time collectible Trans-Am race cars. Any championship winning racer is collectible, but when it is a oneof-one that was a Roger Penske-fielded, Mark Donohue-driven and -developed racer, that is something quite special. A smart buy even at the price paid. ©

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MidAmerica Auctions Pebble Beach, CA Online Motorcycle Auction and MarketPlace All-online bidding brought $869k, led by a 1915 Indian at $147k Company MidAmerica Auctions Date August 13–15, 2010 Location Pebble Beach, California Auctioneer Ron Christenson Motorcycle lots sold / offered 37/93 Sales rate 40% Report and photos by Ed Milich Market opinions in italics T here's no denying that automobiles are the focus of Pebble Beach, but for those looking for something with only two wheels, there were numerous motorcycle activities to pursue, including MidAmerica's second-annual motorcycle auction Sales total $868,573 High sale 1915 Indian Board Track Racer, sold at $147,125 Buyer's premium 7%, included in sold prices just up the trail from Pebble's 18th fairway. I must admit that the MidAmerica auction was a bit anticlimactic with electronic bidding wholly taking the place of a live action. For the second year, interested bidders were required to enter their bids either in writing or online, or they could step up to “buyit-now” pricing, which was offered on several lots. One can make the argument that this format is a more efficient arrangement, but it's also much less exciting for all involved, as it eliminates the influence of a highly skilled auctioneer's salesmanship over interested bidders. But regardless, for the second year, the online format worked for MidAmerica, with 40% of the bikes on offer finding new homes for a grand total of $868,573—a definite improvement over last year's $547,562 for 27 of 83 lots. ♦ #31-1915 Indian Board Track racer. Engine # 841380. Original, as raced condition. Exposed valve springs. Short, open peashooter exhaust. Tank and sheet metal dented and scratched. Seat ragged. Leather wrapped hand grips. Corrosion on handlebars and other steel age. The price paid was top dollar for a static display machine, especially in the current market. At the same sale, a replica of a 1911 8V Indian board track racer was bid up to $40,100, but did not sell, which is an interesting data point to quantify the value of this machine's history. #65-1971 Munch Mammut. SS/N 201 46,434 Miles. NSU 1200cc automobile motor. Small dent in fender. Bodywork fair. Some parts. Period bicycle tires. Very rare. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $147,125. This bike was glorious in its state of race-related disrepair and long stor- 130 toward the beginning of the modern “blazing fast, not to be ridden by mere mortals” superbike era. The paint scheme seems a bit dated, but perhaps the aging Generation Xers will eventually look back on this era longingly, thus raising prices. Tough sell right now, though. ♦ $51,000. A very well presented, later, stockish MV America, albeit without Arturo Magin's exhaust pipes, chain conversion, or other desirable bits. Seller was smart to hold onto it. #23-1990 Kawasaki ZX7R. Ex-Doug Chandler. As raced. Muzzy Exhaust Performance Machine wheels and brakes. WP Suspension. Paint surprisingly clean. Applied blue duct tape nicely matches fairing. Cond 3+. NOT SOLD AT $25,300. The 1990s were bubbles forming under tank paint. Castings for transmission, swingarm are rough. Instruments are dirty and fading. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $61,000. One of the earliest muscle bikes? The Mammut was definitely an exercise in excess, and its very limited U.S. sales makes it a very obscure machine. It probably should have sold at this price. #85-1977 MV Agusta America. 11,840 Miles. Full fairing version. Stock shaft drive. Stock exhaust pipes. Dellorto carbs. Ceriani forks. Has later Brembo front brake calipers instead of Scarabs. Cond 2+. NOT SOLD AT Sports Car Market

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eBay Motors Online Sales Super Sleepers When I smell pee on a fabric seat, “Buy this fun car now” is not my first instinct. Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics so you can go even faster? Whether you're after an MG TD with a Chevy V8 or a 914 with a 930 Turbo motor, this month's collection of hot rods should have just the sleeper to scare your copilot silly. Condition inferred from seller's W 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) #130394940587-1953 MG RD roadster. S/N TD28271. Light green metallic/tan canvas/ tan vinyl. Odo: 473 miles. 23 Photos. Marietta, GA. The Ford 289 “engine and top loader transmission was installed in 1963. Spent most of its time as a race car, mostly in the Northeast, and no, I have no logbooks. The car has 473 miles since restoration. The cost of restoration far, far exceeds the Buy it Now price. The restoration was designed to make the car look as stock as possible. If you park it with other hat's more American than going fast? How about a minor little engine swap with this sort of power-to-weight ratio). Engine is a 600cc Suzuki motorcycle unit. #2 cond. 9 bids, sf 12, bf 20. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,500. The ambitious buyer of my own Berkeley project was boasting of his plans to upstage this particular one with a 1,300-cc Suzuki engine taken not from a motorcycle, but a car. Funny, he seemed like such a sensible guy, as he was twisting and stuffing my Berk' into the back seat of his Chevy Astro van. I guess some people always have to turn things up to “eleven.” If you, like me, would be content to live and see the other side of nine, this was a nice price on a cool little rodster. #140430141078-1963 SUNBEAM ALPINE V6 roadster. S/N b9202691lrxsb. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 2,202 miles. 24 Photos. San Diego, CA. Donated car. “Ford V6/automatic transmission conversion. It was built by Dean Mitchell with 6 consultants from Washington, Arizona and California. It has a built plate with credits to all individual posted on the firewall. It was tuned by Dyno are welcome to check out the car before the end of auction. There is no title for the car - NY didn't have titles in the 60's.” #5 cond. 40 bids, sf 313, bf 220. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $14,500. Because Aston Martin never made a Biturbo or an XJ6, it seems unlikely you could ever get into the marque for less than this. That said, I can't recommend spending an additional $150k to end up with a car worth half that. Fair deal on a bad call. MGTD's people would not know that is was not stock, but once you start the engine, everyone looks in disbelief!” #2 cond. 19 bids, sf 122, bf private. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,000. Reviewing this car has me tied up in “nots.” This car is: not as ugly as a T-bucket; not much different in principle from a Morgan Plus 8; not going racing anytime soon; not going to appreciate much; not much to pay for a nicely subtle hot rod; and not a bad way to arrive at your local A&W Rootbeer's Cruise Night. #190284903831-1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 2+2 coupe. S/N LML701. Primer/tan. 24 Photos. Wilmington, DE. “'barn find' for restoration or parts. I bought this car in 07 with the intention of restoring it. Unfortunately, we are moving overseas and I can't take my cars... It had been sitting, unregistered, for 30 years in New York... I removed the engine and trans. It does roll. Three of the tires hold air. Bidders 132 #280337176133-1958 BERKELEY 328 kit car roadster. S/N N/A. Red/none/black vinyl. 10 Photos. Nashville, TN. Paint appears excellent. Stock wheels look cool painted black, and would be very hard to replace with a different design, given their puny size. Sidepipe looks great. All trim and brightwork intact and fresh looking. Wooden steering wheel, seat nicely recovered. Tach and speedo slightly mismatched (not that you'll be able to notice, through all the shaking and buzzing that comes shop in Santee, Ca. The paint is beautiful. The body is great. The body panels are solid and tight. Interior is very nice. Engine is strong and smooth. No smoke or knock. Transmission shifts well. Overall, the car is dead gorgeous.” #3+ cond. 25 bids, sf 479. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,400. It would be highly unlikely for a donated car to be as nice as suggested by this description. It's problem(s) just might not be evident at idle (e.g. electrical gremlins). That nagging suspicion subtracts a few grand from the sale price of what? A Tigress? If you went to all the trouble of the V6 upgrade, why did't you man up and go for the V8? In sum, the money is right, even if the conversion wasn't. #280523262524-1971 PORSCHE 914-6 Turbo roadster. S/N 4712905519. Yellow/ black fiberglass/black vinyl. 23 Photos. Manhattan Beach, CA. “Here we are presenting Clewett Engineering's personal use 914/6 club racer. Engine is from 930 Turbo that has been fitted with a short crankshaft for high RPM usage. Keep in mind this is a 500 hp supercar that is very dependable and professionally build. The car has been driven from Manhattan Beach to Willow Springs where it was able to reach 160 mile per hour in the straight aways and then driven back home Sports Car Market

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Online sales of contemporary cars. 2010 Mercedes G55 Fresh Meat without incident. This car is not designed to be towed to the track!” #2 cond. 8 bids, sf 96. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,900. Hot rodded 930s can be hard to get rid of at this price point. Smoothly integrate that same 500-hp drivetrain into the middle of a balanced autocross chassis, however, and... well, this was all the money in the world for a custom necksnapper such as this. No upside, but quite the way to tempt fate. #320438297161-1993 BMW 325 IS V8 coupe. S/N WBABE631XPJC12894. White/ black . Odo: 121,149 miles. 24 Photos. McKinney, TX. “Vorshlag Motorsports ‘Alpha' E36 LS1 race car. This is NOT a street car, and not legal for use on public roads, but it does have a clear Texas title. Has 7 liter V8 engine and weighs 2600 pounds for a power-to-weight ratio that outmatches almost any street or race car you'll see at any track in the nation. With in the car. The body has not been modified to fit the GM drive train.” #3- cond. 19 bids, sf 348, bf private. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $38,500. How much would you pay for Colombo's beautiful V12 symphony? At this price, in driver condition, the discount for V8 power was just about $100k. Is the “Rendezvous” film score available on iTunes? #140400880061- 1999 FORD CROWN VICTORIA Pro Street 4-dr sedan. S/N 2fafp71w3xx191092. Black/tan leather. Odo: 24,000 miles. 24 Photos. St. Petersburg, FL. 4.6L V-8 w/Cobra 5 speed. “THIS COBRA VIC IS ONE OF EIGHTEEN CARS COMMISSIONED BY FORD AND BUILT BY ROUSH RACING FOR THE WORLD FAMOUS BOB BONDURANT SCHOOL OF HIGH PERFORMANCE DRIVING. SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE MODIFICATIONS TO EACH CAR COST IN EXCESS OF $40,000... NEVER MEANT TO BE SOLD TO Date sold: 08/17/2010 eBay auction ID: 290463131113 Seller Type: Independent Dealer Seller: Straight Line Automotive, Dallas, TX, 214.938.6639 Sale Type: Used car with 6,419 miles. VIN: WDCYC7BF4AX183314 Details: White over Designo brown leather. Supercharged 5.5L V8 makes 500-hp. Chrome wheels. Sale result: $115,888, 1 Buy-It-Now bid, sf 303, bf private. MSRP: $122,700 (base) Other current offering: Marshall Goldman, Warrensville Heights, OH, www.mgmsl.com, asking $112,900 for an all-black 2010 with 7,000 miles. 2002 Maserati Spyder Date sold: 08/29/2010 eBay auction ID: 270624347202 Seller Type: Independent Dealer Seller: Lakeway Motors Classic Cars, Kaiser, MO, 573.302.7070 Sale Type: Used car with 25,200 miles. VIN: ZAMBB18A120005891 Details: Silver over blue with blue top. Cambiocorsa paddleshift transmission. Skyhook suspension. Top has small tear. Rear window fogged. 1.4g of lateral grip, 1.1g under braking and 0.9g of forward acceleration it produces squealing passengers and, sometimes, makes them have a little pee come out.” #2 cond. 47 bids, sf 3. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,501. Um, when I smell pee on a fabric seat, “Buy this fun car now” is not my first instinct. Anyway, the seller suggests “Supercar performance for less than a cost of a new Camry!” and he's probably right. Pity about it not being street legal, though. Maybe you can just flatbed it to an Alabama motor vehicle agency and drive it home from there. #180467215563-1963 FERRARI 250 GTE 2+2 coupe. S/N 4463. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 85,000 miles. 13 Photos. Prescott, AZ. “I have owned this Ferrari for the past 10 Years. I had the body paint stripped to bare metal and repainted with Base Coat Clear Coat... wheels and knock offs were restored... bumpers need to be plated... seats restored in ultra leather. The dash and gauges are original... The V12 was removed and sold in 2005. I purchased an LT1 small block Chevrolet engine with a 700R transmission and installed it November 2010 THE PUBLIC. THE CHASSIS IS NUMBER 14 AND IS FULLY DOCUMENTED. RETIRED IN 2004 WITH 10K IT HAS SINCE RESIDED IN A PRIVATE COLLECTION SEEING LIMITED STREET USE. CLEAN FLORIDA TITLE.” #2 cond. 1 Buy-It-Now bid, sf 6. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,500. While I would definitely not say this about a generally similar contemporary Mercury Marauder, I will call the Cobra Vic a possible future collectible. Provenance, equipment, rarity, and OEM involvement suggest the potential for mild long-term upside. At the moment, however, buyers have to be brave to spend as much for one as they would for four very nice Police Interceptor Crown Vics. Fair, but forward looking. ♦ Sale result: $23,151, 30 bids, sf 568, bf private. MSRP: $87,165 (2002) Other current offering: Town & Country Motors, Mesa, AZ, www. townncountrymotors.com, asking $23,500 for a blue/tan car with 26,000 miles. 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR Date sold: 08/20/2010 eBay auction ID: 170525733018 Seller Type: Independent Dealer Seller: Automotive Excellence, San Diego, CA, 858.361.6050 Sale Type: Used car with 18,594 miles. VIN: JA3AW86V78U047842 Details: Octane blue metallic over gray cloth Recaros. 2.0L inline 4 makes 291 horsepower. AWD. 0-60 in 4.6 seconds. Sale result: $23,500, 1 bid, sf 218, bf private. MSRP: $32,990 Other current offering: Capitol Mitsubishi, San Jose, CA, www. capitolmitsubishi.com, asking $30,888 for a nearly identical blue car with 16,492 miles. ♦ 133

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monterey recap THE nUMBERS Monterey's Top 200 This year, 691 of 1,136 cars changed hands on the Monterey Peninsula for $171,938,572, with an average price per car of $248,826 Rank Sold Price Model 3 $6,105,000 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod 4 $4,620,000 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Lago Speciale Teardrop coupe 5 $4,620,000 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta 6 $3,967,000 1972 Porsche 917 Interserie Spyder née 1970 Gulf-JWA Le Mans 917K coupe 7 $3,740,000 1928 Mercedes-Benz S Boattail Speedster 8 $3,575,000 1995 McLaren F1 9 $3,300,000 1949 Delahaye Type 175 S roadster 10 $2,640,000 1956 Maserati 200 SI 11 $2,612,500 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder 12 $2,537,000 1930 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 7.1 Liter Supercharged SS sports tourer 13 $2,530,000 1951 Ferrari 340 America Spider by Vignale 14 $2,145,000 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K 15 $2,090,000 1955 Jaguar D-type 16 $1,925,000 2007 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione 17 $1,870,000 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Speciale 18 $1,760,000 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III 19 $1,650,000 1966 Ford GT40 20 $1,622,500 1933 Packard Twelve coupe 21 $1,622,500 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I cabriolet 22 $1,595,000 1955 Maserati A6G/54 Berlinetta by Zagato 23 $1,595,000 1964 Shelby Cobra USRRC roadster 24 $1,567,500 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Berlinetta 25 $1,430,000 1933 Duesenberg SJ Riviera phaeton 26 $1,325,000 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/430 L88 convertible (First RPO L88 built) 27 $1,325,000 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta coupe 28 $1,155,000 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT 29 $1,155,000 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy coupe 30 $1,127,500 1948 Tucker 48 4-dr sedan 31 $1,127,500 1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast 32 $1,045,000 1937 Jaguar SS 100 33 $1,045,000 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe 34 $990,000 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder 35 $913,000 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special cabriolet 36 $880,000 1966 Ferrari 365 California Spyder 37 $880,000 1979 Ferrari 512 BB/LM Competition coupe 38 $852,500 1938 Delahaye 135MS Sports cabriolet 39 $847,000 1971 AMC Javelin Trans Am race car 40 $830,500 2003 Ferrari Enzo 41 $825,000 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV 42 $799,000 1967 Porsche Porsche 910 Endurance Racing Works coupe 43 $770,000 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Torpedo tourer 44 $753,500 1950 Ferrari 166 Barchetta 45 $733,000 1908 Thomas Flyer Model F 4-60 hp tourer 134 Auction & Lot 1 $7,260,000 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Competizione G&C, #46 2 $6,710,000 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza G&C, #117 G&C, #133 RM, #359 RM, #351 B&B, #236 G&C, #127 G&C, #146 RM, #353 G&C, #138 RM, #360 B&B, # 640 G&C, #19 G&C, #122 RM, #347 RM, #365 G&C, #57 RM, #335 G&C, #54 RM, #345 RM, #346 G&C, #39 RM, #255 RM, #342 RM, #341 Mec, #S125 Mec, #S111.1 G&C, #121 RM, #349 RM, #246 RM, #339 G&C, #24 RM, #363 RM, #344 RM, #371 G&C, #49 RM, #260 RM, #362 R&S, #S660 RM, #238 RM, #361 B&B, #234 G&C, #130 G&C, #51 B&B, #619 Rank Sold Price Model 46 $715,000 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL coupe 47 $715,000 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 48 $693,000 1931 Duesenberg Model J convertible sedan 49 $689,000 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 roadster 50 $682,000 1954 Fiat 8V 51 $671,000 1933 Duesenberg Model J convertible sedan 52 $667,000 1937 BMW 328 roadster 53 $660,000 1930 Stutz Model M Supercharged coupe 54 $660,000 1933 Pierce-Arrow 1247 12 convertible sedan 55 $654,500 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter coupe by Vignale 56 $649,000 1938 Talbot Darracq T23 drop head coupe 57 $649,000 1965 Shelby Cobra CSX2461 58 $632,500 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster 59 $616,000 1949 Talbot-Lago T-26 Racing Monoplace 60 $612,000 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster 61 $605,000 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Low-Roof Boano 62 $605,000 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso 63 $594,000 1936 Packard Twelve Dual Cowl Phaeton 64 $583,000 1991 Ferrari F40 65 $561,000 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso 66 $550,000 1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Henley roadster 67 $550,000 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupe 68 $539,000 1939 BMW 328 roadster 69 $535,000 1974 Porsche RSR 3.0 Carrera 70 $533,500 1971 Lamborghini Miura S 71 $528,000 1934 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Phantom II Continental DHC 72 $522,500 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster 73 $522,500 1965 Strale Daytona 6000GT prototype (Iso Daytona) 74 $506,000 1955 Lancia Aurelia Spider America 75 $502,000 1948 Daimler DE-36 “Green Goddess” drop head coupe 76 $495,000 1911 Mercedes 38/70 hp 7-passenger touring 77 $495,000 1969 Lola T70 Mk IIIb coupe 78 $491,000 1988 Porsche 962 Group C racing coupe 79 $466,400 1971 Chevrolet Corvette 454/425 ZR2 convertible 80 $462,000 1949 Ferrari 166 Inter coupe 81 $447,000 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 MkI 82 $445,500 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS 83 $440,000 1949 Delahaye Type 175 Coupe de Ville 84 $440,000 1956 Ferrari 250 GT coupe by Boano 85 $440,000 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster 86 $440,000 1966 Lamborghini 350GT Auction & Lot G&C, #35 RM, #241 RM, #249 Mec, #S120 G&C, #134 G&C, #145 B&B, # 629 RM, #356 G&C, #142 RM, #366 G&C, #141 R&S, #S657 G&C, #116 G&C, #59 B&B, # 651 G&C, #27 G&C, #7 G&C, #37 G&C, #126 RM, #240 RM, #354 RM, #320 RM, #242 B&B, # 633 G&C, #158 G&C, #44 RM, #374 RM, #367 G&C, #68 B&B, #622 RM, #364 G&C, #33 B&B, #233 Mec, #S118 RM, #257 B&B, # 631 RM, #325 G&C, #111 RM, #355 RM, #319 R&S, #S659 87 $440,000 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS (factory remanufactured special) RM, #330 88 $429,000 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II cabriolet RM, #327 89 $429,000 1962 Lincoln Continental “Bubbletop” Kennedy Limousine RM, #140 90 $412,500 1988 Porsche 959 91 $407,000 1934 Packard “Myth” custom boattail coupe 92 $403,000 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot sport phaeton RM, #243 RM, #350 B&B, # 615 Sports Car Market

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Rank Sold Price Model 93 $400,000 1953 Fiat 8V Series II coupe 94 $396,000 1971 Lamborghini Miura S 95 $386,500 1990 Ferrari F40 96 $385,000 1933 Lincoln KB Custom Dietrich convertible sedan 97 $385,000 1938 Jaguar SS coupe 98 $374,000 1922 Renault Model 45 tourer 99 $371,000 1965 Shelby GT350 Drag Unit 100 $370,000 1975 Porsche Carrera RSR 3.0 Carrera Competition coupe 101 $368,500 1938 Jaguar SS 100 3.5 Litre 102 $363,000 1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage drop head coupe 103 $357,500 1928 Hispano-Suiza H6C convertible sedan by Hibbard & Darrin 104 $341,000 1933 Chrysler CL Imperial dual windshield sport phaeton 105 $339,200 1922 Hacker 29' Gentlemans race boat 106 $337,000 1961 Fiat-Abarth 1000 Bialbero Competition coupe 107 $330,000 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series 5 Vantage GT coupe 108 $330,000 1968 Aston Martin DB6 109 $319,000 1917 Pierce-Arrow Model 66 A-4 7-passenger tourer 110 $318,000 1966 Aston Martin DB6 coupe, the Bing Crosby car 111 $315,000 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn drop head coupe 112 $313,500 1968 Lola T-70 Mk III GT coupe 113 $308,000 1921 Mercer Raceabout 114 $307,400 1965 Riva Aquarama boat 115 $302,500 1933 Pierce-Arrow Twelve convertible sedan 116 $297,000 1912 Premier Model 6/60 roadster 117 $297,000 1953 Allard J2X race car 118 $293,000 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Sports Phaeton 119 $291,500 2005 Porsche Carrera GT 120 $286,000 1930 Cord L-29 LaGrande-Style Boattail Speedster 121 $286,000 1937 Cord 812 S/C phaeton 122 $286,000 1937 Jaguar SS 100 roadster Auction & Lot G&C, #23 RM, #261 B&B, #228 RM, #138 RM, #348 G&C, #109 Mec, #S106 B&B, #235 G&C, #104 RM, #256 RM, #368 RM, #331 Mec, #S130 B&B, #621 RM, #340 R&S, #S655 RM, #250 Mec, #S105 B&B, #666 RM, #332 G&C, #144 Mec, #S128 RM, #372 G&C, #105 RM, #230 B&B, # 618 R&S, #S663 G&C, #65 G&C, #120 RM, #338 123 $280,500 1957 Ford Thunderbird #98 “The Battlebird” factory race car RM, #135 124 $275,000 1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy roadster 125 $275,000 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC 126 $269,500 1938 Packard Eight Victoria convertible 127 $266,750 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC 128 $253,000 1925 Duesenberg Model A Touring 129 $253,000 1941 Packard 160 Limousine 130 $253,000 1968 Pontiac Firebird 131 $253,000 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 132 $247,500 1930 Bentley 4-1/2 Liter “Birkin Blower” Le Mans replica 133 $247,500 1965 Shelby GT350 fastback 134 $242,000 1938 Jaguar SS 100 3.5 roadster 135 $242,000 1969 Shelby GT500 136 $238,500 1929 Hacker Craft 29' Deluxe Runabout boat 137 $231,000 1962 Maserati 3500GT Vignale Spider 138 $231,000 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 139 $230,000 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II drop head coupe 140 $220,000 1938 Peugeot 402 Special roadster 141 $220,000 1953 Chevrolet Corvette roadster 142 $220,000 1957 Stanguellini 1100 Sport Bialbero 143 $220,000 1967 Baja Boot off-road racer 144 $216,000 1933 Lincoln Model KA convertible roadster 145 $210,500 1967 Porsche 911S Sport Kit II 146 $209,000 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca DeVille November 2010 G&C, #115 R&S, #S653 RM, #223 G&C, #140 G&C, #58 G&C, #136 R&S, #S665 G&C, #21 RM, #321 RM, #113 RM, #373 R&S, #S668 Mec, #S129 RM, #309 RM, #231 G&C, #40 RM, #337 RM, #239 G&C, #43 G&C, #64 B&B, # 664 B&B, # 648 RM, #333 Rank Sold Price Model 147 $203,500 1933 Auburn Twelve Custom Phaeton sedan 148 $201,400 1965 Shelby GT350 fastback, 1966 GT350 Prototype 149 $198,000 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Skiff-Bodied roadster 150 $194,000 1933 MG K3 Magnette Supercharged roadster special 151 $192,500 1907 Ford Model K Five-Passenger Touring 152 $192,500 1923 Aston Martin Side Valve 153 $192,500 1941 Packard 120 wagon 154 $192,500 1951 Bentley Mk VI drop head coupe 155 $187,000 1953 Jaguar XK 120 coupe 156 $187,000 1959 Ferrari 250 GT coupe 157 $183,000 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster T-1 158 $181,500 1958 Chevrolet Corvette 159 $181,500 1965 Shelby GT350 160 $181,500 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 161 $181,500 1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 162 $180,800 1904 White Model E Steam tourer 163 $176,000 1935 Packard Super Eight Victoria convertible 164 $176,000 1936 Packard Twelve Dual Windshield 165 $176,000 1940 Cadillac Series 90 5-Passenger coupe 166 $176,000 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino 167 $174,900 1957 Cadillac Biarritz convertible 168 $173,250 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Town Car 169 $172,000 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot tourer 170 $172,000 1994 Jaguar XJ220 coupe 171 $170,500 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 172 $166,500 1940 Mercury Series 09A custom coupe 173 $165,400 1966 Lamborghini 350GT 174 $165,000 1968 Ferrari 206 GT Dino 175 $165,000 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 convertible 176 $165,000 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 177 $164,300 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 resto-mod 178 $161,650 1966 Tiger MK1A roadster 179 $161,000 1963 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Lightweight replica 180 $159,500 1948 Jaguar Mk IV drop head coupe 181 $159,500 1958 Dual-Ghia convertible 182 $159,500 1958 Jaguar XK 150 S 3.4 roadster 183 $159,500 1959 Jaguar XK 150 S 3.4 roadster 184 $159,000 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 Z06 coupe 185 $159,000 1967 Ford GT500 Eleanor replica 186 $156,350 1934 Cadillac 355D 187 $155,100 2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 Zagato roadster 188 $155,100 2005 Ford GT 189 $154,000 1951 Lancia Aurelia B50 cabriolet 190 $154,000 1964 Ed Roth Road Agent custom 191 $154,000 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage coupe 192 $154,000 2003 Deco Rides Bugnotti custom 193 $148,500 1928 Packard Super 8 Sport Phaeton 194 $148,500 2006 Ford GT 195 $145,200 1956 Austin-Healey 100M “Le Mans” roadster 196 $143,100 1958 Chevrolet Corvette roadster 197 $143,000 1886 Benz Patent Motor-Wagen replica 198 $143,000 1950 Ford Italmeccanica IT160 coupe 199 $143,000 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE cabriolet 200 $143,000 1966 Shelby GT350 Auction & Lot RM, #336 Mec, #S113 G&C, #50 B&B, #652 RM, #139 G&C, #125 G&C, #22 RM, #264 G&C, #48 G&C, #118 B&B, #238A R&S, #S646 G&C, #103 R&S, #S669 RM, #324 B&B, # 608 G&C, #8 G&C, #154 G&C, #108 RM, #234 Mec, #S175 G&C, #114 B&B, #655 B&B, # 613 R&S, #S647 B&B, #627 B&B, #254 G&C, #66 G&C, #119 R&S, #S642 Mec, #F126 Mec, #S102 B&B, # 632 RM, #323 RM, #251 G&C, #73 RM, #329 Mec, #F110 Mec, #S140 Mec, #S73 RM, #210 R&S, #F468 G&C, #128 RM, #263 RM, #265 RM, #271 G&C, #157 RM, #102 RM, #274 Mec, #S79 RM, #215 RM, #111 RM, #224 R&S, #S643 135

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Mystery Photo Answers Comments With Your Renewal As I've paid the last 16 years—still “Over my dead body will I let you buy that car.” That statement was taken seriously by Bill's wife. —David Libby, West Des Moines, IA RUNNER-UP: The second judge immediately stopped smirking, erased any comments about the car not being original, and awarded it Best in Show.— Bennie Newman, Bulverde, TX That's the last time Lee Iacocca messes with the carpenters' union.—Keith Reed, Minnetonka, MN We all knew that the Chrysler bailout was going to cost the American taxpayer an arm and a leg.—Joe Stricker, via email “You've got to be kidding” were the last words uttered by the car show judge.—Jim Graham, New Canaan, CT The thief was captured, disarmed and doesn't have a leg to stand on.—Dennis Boettger, High River, AB If you think the car is scary, wait till you see the middle-age woman that drives it!—Joel Shooks, Traverse City, MI Next season's Formula 1 pace car, Bernie Ecclestone edition.— John Mulvey, Long Beach, CA “Back to the FLUEture... Up in Smoke” sequel car.—Cal Turner, Nashville, TN The “Soprano's Tuner” spe- cial edition of the Shadow never was a big hit for Dodge.—Lewis Duink, Traverse City, MI The car and its occupant are just a shadow of their old selves.—Jeff Barkoff, Albuquerque, NM Bob's new aero device generated a surprising amount of downforce even when his car was at rest.—Pete Warner, Taos, NM After losing billions due to the poor real estate market, Donald Trunk sold all his cars and bought the new prototype Shadow SS. Unfortunately, he failed to notice that the designer was still in the trunk finishing this beauty.—Rick Worm, Traverse City, MI “He said he wanted to hang out WITH the Shadow, NOT FROM!”—Dale H. Moody, Matteson, IL Show me the CARFAX!— C.A. Meschter, Victorville, CA “Now you put the high-mount brake light on! Sheeeeesh!”— Peter Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA “Oh my gawd, honey! Do you think your new muffler will wake Mary-Jo and Hank?”—PuChin Waide, Great Falls, VA Publisher Martin vowed to be more diligent in his vehicle analysis after a prominent New Jersey family insisted he reexamine the trunk of their latest acquisition. Well sold indeed….—Ron Schuman, Harrison Township, MI Bill was known for buying bad cars, but this one looked particularly Dodgy.—Erik Olson, Dublin, CA David Libby wins an SCM cap for understanding that some commonplace phrases can have literal implications. This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: October 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 97208-4797. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo. If we use it, you'll also get an official SCM cap. Email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 136 the best magazine I receive and the only cover-to-cover read. I, for one, still enjoy your coverage of the high end stuff.—Tim Hayden, Jackson, TN So many cars, so little time, money and space. Keep up the great reporting. I love “Legal Files.”—Greg DeJohn, Pompano Beach, FL A feature on French coachbuild- ers? Keep it up!—Jerry Godfrey, Gold River, CA Please do less marketing of ancillary products. Just the magazine. Love it; but that's all I want.—Steve Rainey, Longview, TX. You don't want the new SCM combination key chain and bondo detector we're about to announce? – KM. “Don't screw it up.” —Peter Riley, Anaheim, CA Keep the high $$$ cars but include the odd and less-costly ones as well.— Thomas Smith, Pound Ridge, NY Keep up the great work. We love the mix of cars, bikes, planes, etc…. Isn't the Lotus Elise too cool?—Paul Stinson, State College, PA. The Elise is the absolute most fun you can have on four wheels with your clothes on. – KM. Scandals! Fakes! Sex?—Thomas Emdy, Bloomington, MN. Is that a request for a new section? Or just an addition to your wish list? Or do you want to drive our Elise? – KM. Don't ditch Alfa Romeo! And thanks for the coverage of the Kirkland Concours.—Bill Gehring, Kirkland, WA More about German sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s:Mercedes and Porsche.—Howard Byron, Chevy Chase, MD SCM is one of the best publica- tions in the auto sector. I've dropped R&T after 30+ years, but SCM is a keeper.—George Rickerson, Columbia, MO A few more auction fright-pigs to break the chain of overwhelming restorations? Otherwise, keep it coming!—Gary Poole, Yuba City, CA How about a glossary of terms for rookies? Also, an explanation of “Buyers Premium.”—Jack Airhart, North East, PA. Jack, you'll find a glossary in Keith Martin's Guide to Car Collecting – but we should put one in the next Price Guide as well. Good suggestion. The Buyer's Premium is the additional amount the buyer pays when he buys a car. For instance, with a 10% Buyer's Premium, if a car sells for $20,000, the BP would be $2,000 and the total price $22,000. – KM. Great magazine! Much more fun to read than The Atlantic and The Economist combined!—Frank Novak, Los Angeles, CA Great magazine! I loved the Insider's Seminar at Monterey I attended.—John Farrall, Greenville, SC A great publication. Could you put the entire auction results online?— Jack Freethy, Lafayette, CA. Jack, we're working on it. – KM. Graphics could use a facelift, but the content is still outstanding.— Edward Levin, West Hollywood, CA. All in good time, but we hear you. – KM. Thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your continued renewals.—KM Sports Car Market

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SCM Weekly Poll Results Each Tuesday morning in our free SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter, we conduct a poll. Here's how you responded: September 7th (1,017 total votes) Ferraris are supposed to go like blazes, not go up in blazes. Your crispy 458 was just hauled off, and your insurance cut you a check for $225k. What Ferrari do you buy to replace it? A. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT PF coupe—$195k: 23% B. 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC—$200k: 49% C. 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta—$200k: 5% D. 2006 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano—$225k: 23% August 31st (1,241 total votes) It's no secret that muscle car prices have been on the decline over recent years. With that in mind, which is the safest muscle car buy in the current market? A. 1969 Camaro Z/28 coupe—$65k: 30% B. 1970 Chevrolet SS 454 LS6 Chevelle—$80k: 16% C. 1970 Hemi Cuda 2-door hard top—$130k: 26% D. Are you nuts? My money's safer under the bed: 28% August 24th (974 total votes) These are the top cars of the Monterey auctions. Which was the absolute best buy of the weekend? A. 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C coupe, which sold for $4.6m at RM: 20% B. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder, which sold for $7.3m at Gooding: 19% C. 1972-73 Porsche 917 Interserie, which sold for $4m at Bonhams: 21% D. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible, which sold for $1.3m at Mecum: 22% E. 1971 AMC Javelin Trans Am, which sold for $770k at Russo and Steele: 18% August 10th (1,401 total votes) Which car will be the high seller in Monterey? A. RM's 1958 Ferrari 250 “Pontoon Fender” Testa Rossa: 80% B. Gooding's 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod: 9% C. Bonhams' 1930 Mercedes Benz 38/250 SS 7.1-liter Sports Tourer: 5% D. Mecum's 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB TdF: 4% E. Russo and Steele's 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am: 2% Vote on the latest poll at www.sportscarmarket.com or in your SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter. 137 US Postal Service Statement of Ownership and Circulation (Required by USC). 1. A. Title of Publication: Sports Car Market 2. Publication number: 011-578 3. Date of Filing: 09/14/10 4. Issue of Frequency: Monthly 5. Number of Issues Published Annually: 12 6. Annual Subscription Price: $58 US 7. Complete Address of Known Office of General Business Office of Publisher: 401 NE 19th Ave, Ste 100, Portland, OR 972324801 8. P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797 9. Publisher: V. Keith Martin, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Editor: Chester Allen, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Managing Editor: James Pickering, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 10. Owner: Automotive Investor Media Group, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR. V. Keith Martin, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 11. Known Beholders, Mortgages and Other Security Holdings Owning or Holding 1 Percent or More of Total Amount of Bonds, Mortgages or Other Securities: None 12. N/A 13. Publication Title: Sports Car Market 14. October 2010 15. Extent and Nature of Circulation. Average Number of Copies Each Issue During Preceding 12 Months/ Actual Number of Copies of Single Published Nearest to Filing Date. A. Total Number of Copies (Net Press Run): 17,483/17,737. B1. Paid and/or Requested Circulation: 10,915/10,737; B3. Sales Through Dealers and Carriers, Street Vendors and Counter Sales: 3,854/3,839. B4. By Other Classes of Mail through USPS: 76/65. C. Total Paid and/or Requested Circulation: 14,845/14,641. D1. Free Distribution by Mail (Sample, Complimentary and Other Free): 380/93; D3. Free Distribution at Other Classes of Mail through USPS: 0/0; D3. Free or Nominal Rate Copies Mailed at Other Classes through the USPS: 82/90; D4. Free Distribution Outside the Mail: 1,697/2,413. E. Total Free Distribution: 2,159/2,596. F. Total Distribution: 17,004/17,237. G. Copies Not Distributed: 479/500. H. Total: 17,483/17,737. I. Percent Paid and/or Requested Circulation: 87/85. 16. November 2010 17. I certify that the statements made by me are complete and correct, Keith Martin. Sports Car Market

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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 1936 Bentley 4-1/4 L. Special Order Mulliner V Windscreen Drophead Coupe 1956 Austin Healey 100 M LeMans 650.321.8085, email: hoodhill@aol.com. (CA) 1964 Jaguar XKE 3.8 Coupe Black on black. Very nice cond. Approx. 11K miles. 302 ci, 4bbl carb.,5-spd.,Hallibrand knock offs. No dents or dings. More photos upon request. $72,000. Contact Erik- 904.742.6106, email: eolsen@olsenassociates.com. 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S 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. $69,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, Website: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1967 Jaguar Series 1 Jet black/black-red. Like new condition with only 1,975 miles. 520HP V-12 with paddleshift. 3M protection and navigation. Original MSRP $267,000. $149,000. Contact Robert- 410.923.6138, email: rtwinnard@aol.com. German 1953 BMW 327/2 A superb driver, the car has undergone a complete engine overhaul by Acme Garage of Oakland. Recent new paint and interior . Complete ownership history, handbook, full history and most tools. Extremely sporty with a low rakish V-Windscreen, v-shaped instrument facier & the elongated hood covering the cowl. One of the most striking Darby dropheads ever built. Crail Automobiles. $58,000. Contact Charles- 805.568.1934, email: eenberg@ msn.com Website: www.charlescrail.com. (CA) 1952 Bentley Mark IV Saloon Well sorted. Known in the VSCAA for over 30 years. Great condition. $35,000. Contact Rick631.732.0235, email: rslittle@optonline.net. 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite Very rare LHD So Cal car w/ factory sunroof. Black over blue w/ blue-gray leather/ blue piping. 123k miles. One family owned. Extensive service history. Excellent driver. Crail Automobiles. $58,000. Contact Charles- 805.568.1934, email: eenberg@msn.com Website: www.charlescrail.com. (CA) 1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn 3 year, rotisserie restoration fully documented and photographed. Consistent 1st place show winner including 2008 National Austin Healey Conclave and Regional Encounter meets. Featured in Hemmings Sports and Exotic Magazine. Call Pete for much more info. $19,000. Contact Peter- 856.667.6657, email: motorcargarage@hotmail.com. 1962 MG Midget 302 Ford with new 5-speed transmission. Frame and suspension painted with new bushings. Runs perfect. Call for more pictures and information. $19,500. Contact David- 801.699.3928. Very rare LHD Cal car w/ auto, sunroof. All tools and records. Black w/ red leather. Excellent mechanics. Almost show condition. Crail Automobiles. Contact Charles- 805.568.1934, email: eenberg@msn.com Website: www.charlescrail. com. (CA) One owner 1962-2010. 48K miles. Original old English white and original black interior. Northern California car from new. Tools, jack, tonneau, etc. Only original once. $9,500. Contact James- 138 Sports Car Market 1985 AC MK IV Fully restored in Florida Green and Old English White. All matching numbers with BMIHT certificate. Eligible for all American & European events. $139,000. Contact Ron- 415.336.5622, email: ron@ cammisamotor.com Website: www.cammisa.net. 1959 Lotus Seven Fully restored, numbers matching, 3rd owner from new. Stunning, drop dead gorgeous, complete tool kit, books, and manuals. Contact Steve303.799.1999, email: streborsgarage@yahoo.com. 1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Roadster Frame off restoration by respected BMW expert Maniford Browdowski. Restoration receipts and photo documentation. $125,000. Contact510.653.7555, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Website: www.fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1960 Mercedes-Benz ”Unimob” Radio Command Truck BRG EKT, tan top and interior. Documented Donovan Motorcars restoration. JDHT certificate. Numbers matching. Complete service records. L/T owner. A lovely XKE Series 1 Roadster fully serviced and ready to enjoy. Contact Charles- 203.912.8720, email: charlesengland@sbcglobal.net. 1967 Sunbeam Alpine roadster This 1967 Sunbeam Alpine Series V is one of the last 6,000 Alpines produced and has the original 1725cc engine with Stromberg carbs and all-synchro four speed. Photos available upon request. $12,500. Contact John- 206.715.1264, email: jrbayer3@ yahoo.com. (VA) 1973 TVR V8 Conversion A solid and ultra-assertive former War Machine that's Ready-to-Show or Shoot! The big War, Military ‘Box' is loaded with all the Original War Equipment, inc Desks, Radio Gear, Ammo Boxes, Gun Racks and of course - Gun Ports. - Just the way it was used during the Great ‘Atomic Age' Cold War! Good Running and reliably powered by a 6 Cylinder, Gasoline, Mercedes-Benz Engine (similar to the 220/250 & SLs of its day), for easy maintainence. Has 6-Speed Transmission and it's a 4x4 for enormeous mountain climbing, pull (or plow) power. $175,000. Contact Robert- 760.327.1968, email: carapraisr@aol.com. 1964 Volkswagen 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. $34,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, Website: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Convertible

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SCM Showcase Gallery Maybe the best 280 we've ever had in our inventory and a car we've known well for 20 years. Great history, 76,000 original miles. Dark Olive green, cognac leather. rare factory A/C, floor shift automatic. Mint in every way. $85,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, Website: deGarmoLtd. com. (CT) 1986 Mercedes-Benz 420 SEL Pristine, original, everything works. Cold A/C, all records from new. 113k miles. Email or call for 50+ page pdf with pics and records. $3,900. Contact Dave- 651.216.1265, email: dave@daveknowscars. com. (MN) Italian 1953 Maserati A6GCS Fresh frame off, back to original. Equipped with the rare, performance factory dual 4's “283” and manual transmission. This was built to go! Bat wing air cleaner. No PS, PB, or AC. Contact Scott208.788.9446. (ID) Only 7300 miles on red and tan 512TR. Tubi exhaust installed, comes with original. Maintenance is up-to-date. Car is perfect. $98,000. Contact Ron415.336.5622, email: ron@cammisamotor.com Website: www.cammisa.net. American 1923 Marmon 34B Speedster 3rd owner, original, dark green with white hard top. Excellent, unrestored interior. 390, new tires. Book price, $9,200. Runs great. $8,000. Contact Eric207.797.6676. (ME) 1965 Chevrolet Corvair 110 convertible Desirable, competitive car. $200K in Epifani Restoration receipts. FIA Heritage Certificate. Includes spare engine #2067 $1,950,000. Contact510.653.7555, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Website: www.fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1960 Ferrari 250 PF Coupe 4 Passenger Speedster, only one left, 10 years old ground up restoration, spectacular, big 136 inch wheelbase, dual windshield & sidemounts, great tour car, top speed 80 mph. $84,500. Contact Walter- 315.247.2388, email: info@autolit.com. (NY) 1932 Ford ”California Speedster” 1964 Ford Thunderbird Documented Dover Downs Raceway Pace Car. Rare blue stripes on white/blue/blue car. Tired 10-footer now, $150k when #1. Contact Diego415.359.7363, email: diegorosenberg@me.com. 1990 Buick Reatta late 1970's, two owners total. Perfect condition in every way. Red, black leather. A few tasteful mods that can easily be brought back to original. $75,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, Website: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1992 Ferrari 512TR 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 convertible White with newer black hartzcloth top, maroon leather interior. Buick club show winner, always garaged, excellent condition. $10,900. Contact Tom740.881.6154. (OH) Race 1967 Fiberfab Valkyrie Superca Original condition. Very little rust. Convertible. $4,500. Contact Robert- 973.845.9151. 1966 Shelby GT350H Restored, long time Southern California car, rare hood scoop. Stirring performance. Least expensive 250 2-seater $250,000. Contact- 510.653.7555, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Website: www. fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1973 Ferrari 246GT This is Steve Moal's personal '32 Roadster. 454 engine, 4 speed, Halibrand quick change rear-end. Every detail on this Speedster exudes creativity and craftsmanship. $98,000. Contact Ron- 415.336.5622, email: ron@cammisamotor.com Website: www. cammisa.net. 1936 Ford 3 Window Resto Mod Excellent condition throughout. Recently rebuilt carbs, cams, distributor, steering rack, and brakes. Strong engine, excellent handling car. $125,000. Contact Karl- 703.861.9473, email: karl@ riverbendpond.com. 1974 DeTomaso Pantera GTS Original steel body. Full body-off restoration. 430HP Chevy ZZ4 crate engine. Custom ultra-leather interior on original seats. Classic SS grill. AC, power everything. Contact Tommy- email: valdes86@ bellsouth.net. Authentic factory GTS with same owner since 140 Sports Car Market Wild 1960's V-8 mid-engined, Tube chassis, 4-sp., 180 mph car. Pristine NOS chassis, cast aluminum transaxle mounts, all there. Original body! 40 year Garage stored Roller with old Chev. V8 + 4 sp. Everything - $3,300!! 805.466.1015, email: automojo@hughes.net. 1976 Chevrolet Camaro An amazing survivor. Two owners from new. current owner for 26 years, and just 67,000 original miles. Except for one respray 30 years ago, this is a TOTALLY original and untouched car. All original sheet metal and fiberglass, original engine and transmission, original interior, period correct A/C blows ice cold. White, gold stripes, black interior. $135,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, Website: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1967 Shelby Mustang GT350 Vintage Race Car - garage find! Former owner states purchased in Arizona from successful owner/ racer. Western States campaigned in period. Full cage, dzus fastened, composite doors and hood. Professional build quality. Less engine and trans. $4,500. 805.466.1015, email: automojo@hughes. net. © Superb early production example. Correctly restored. Fitted with four Weber carburetors. Original window sticker. $135,000. Contact- 510.653.7555, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Website: www. fantasyjunction.com. (CA)

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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. 33.1.42992056, 33.1.42991639. 7, RondPoint des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. artcurial@auction.fr www. artcurial.com. (FR) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor House Lyncastle Road Warrington England. WA4 4BSN www.handh. co.uk. (UK) This year we will join forces with Hot August Nights and B & T Custom Rods for two sales in Nevada. We will also be working with Automania for sales in South Dakota. For personalized service contact us. http://www.saaasinc.com. (CO) Mecum Collector Car AuctionBarrett-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) 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. (IN) 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) 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) Russo and Steele Collector AuCarlisle 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. 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. 405.475.5079, 501 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net. (OK) Alfa Romeo Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532, 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Gooding & Company. 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 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company's experts are well qualified to appraise automotive and collectible estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust, or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to help you. www.goodingco.com. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 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) International Auto Appraisers Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700, North America's premier muscle car center, specializing in restoring and trading the finest collector cars. We are home of “Dream Car Garage”. We are a professional, discreet, and fair buyer for your quality Collector car. Look us up at: www. legendarymotorcar.com. Resource. Use IAAA Appraisers' to perform insurance and legal appraisals and pre-purchase inspections; It is IAAA the largest association that certifies auto appraisers, who follow ethics, participate in ongoing training for IAAA/Uniform Standards for Automotive Appraisal Procedures™. Certifications include Master Automotive Appraiser™ and Automotive Arbitration/ Mediation Umpire™. The apprentice program was used by Mitchell International and other qualified applicants from the automotive industry. Locate IAAA members and get association info. www.autoappraisersassociation. com. USAppraisal. 703.759.9100, Over 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 experts 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) 142 Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com. www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Shelby American Automotobile Specialty Auto Auctions and Sales. 800.901.0022, Established by Bruce and Helen Douglas in 1987. Based in Colorado and doing auctions in Colorado, Nevada and South Dakota. Club. 859.368.0222. PO Box 13271, Lexington, KY 40583. 4,000 members worldwide, active regions in most population centers. Dedicated to the preservation, history and enjoyment of Cobras and Shelby Mustangs. Annual national convention; quarterly on-line publication; printed annual; active website and forum; hardcover registries listing every car. Email us at saac@ saac.com. www.saac.com. (CT) 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. 310.827.8400, Pre purchase, diminished value, total loss settlements, Sports Car Market

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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 & 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. 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. 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) 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) great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) 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. Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700, We buy, sell and trade some of the worlds finest & rarest collector cars. Over 55,000 sq. ft., 25 years in business. We are discreet buyers of individual cars or entire collections. Over 100 cars in our showroom, specializing in great restored cars and exceptional originals. Look us up at: www.legendarymotorcar.com. Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, Grundy Worldwide. 800.338.4005, 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@ paulrussell.com www.paulrussell.com. (MA) 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) 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) 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) Kevin Kay Restorations. Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. www.heacockclassic. com. (FL) Motor Sport Personal Accident Coverage. 441.297.9439, 441.296.2543. 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) Passport Transport. 800.326.4267, ESince our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed transporters. Whether your prized possesion is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a 60's muscle car, or a modern exotic you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles and it shows. www.PassportTransport. com. (MO) Collector Car Insurance 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; November 2010 Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1 (866) CAR-9648, The Chubb Collector Car Insurance program provides flexibility by allowing you to choose AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC.. 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 FerrariChat.com. The largest on- line Ferrari community in the world with over 80,000 registered users. 3,000 new posts a day from Ferrari owners, 143 Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. WWW.CAROBU.COM www. carobu.com. 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) 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair, and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems, and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) 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. Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY historians, and enthusiasts along with 5 Million in our archives. Over 1,000 ads in our Classifieds www.ferrarichat.com Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) 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. Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1-866-MB-CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts – for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturertrained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. http:// www.mbclassiccenter.com/. (CA) in the Midwest for good access to all parts of the USA. We have completed literally hundreds of project cars. These performance vehicles are in enthusiast's hands across the USA. Many of the cars are in daily use proving the durability of our workmanship and products. Check us out at www.autobahnpower. com www.autobahnpower.com. Legendary Motorcar Company. Griot's Garage. 800.345.5789, The ultimate online store for automotive accessories and car care products. www. griotsgarage.com. (WA) Motoring Investments. RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated BLOG to see what is going on in our busy shop including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two car enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the northeast a breeze. www. rpmvt.com. 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. Import/Export MMRsite.com. The on-line infor- mation and entertainment resource for enthusiasts of European cars and motorcycles. Inter-active database features include 1300 selected suppliers of goods and services. Interesting Classified Ads, Book and DVD Reviews, Blog, Forum and MMR Store. Subscribe today to receive our MMR Community Newsletter and help us build this site. www.MMRsite.com. WeatherTech® Automotive AcCosdel. 415.777.2000, (415) 543VeloceSpace. 408.441.7788, Velo- 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. Garage/Tools Baldhead Cabinet Company. 877.966.2253, Offering a fine selection of quality metal garage cabinets suitable for shop and residential garage applications. SS and custom colors available. Many modules to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. See ad in this issue. www. baldheadcabinets.com. (CA) German 5112. Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world's best-known collectors, dealers, and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, we are the comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. www.cosdel. com. (CA) Inspections cessories. 800.441.8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from All-Weather Floor Mats, Extreme-Duty Floor Liners, Cargo/Trunk Liners, Side Window Deflectors, No-Drill MudFlaps, many different options of License Plate Frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to WeatherTech.com. www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration - General Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Automobile Inspections LLC. 860.456.4048, “When you need the job done right.” The nation's premier provider of pre-purchase inspections on classic, exotic and specialty cars of any year, anywhere in the USA or Canada. Fast 72-hour turnaround! Hartford, CT. www.automobileinspections.com. (CT) Parts and Accessories Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, 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 144 AutoBahn Power. Performance + Looks + Durability + Comfort = Autobahn Power! Autobahn Power is a veteran of vehicle modifications, parts and accessories. Our specialty has been to carry products that are better than original equipment in performance, safety and quality. Our warehouse, service shop and retail store are located 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) Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing bi-weekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent website for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com http://www.classicrestodenver. com/. (CO) Performance Restoration. 440.968.3655, High-quality paint, body, mechanical service. Discreet installation of a/c, cruise control, superchargers. Stock restorations done to exacting standards. Clean, wellequipped shop. Near I-90 since '96. We finish your projects. supercharged@ alltel.net. (OH) 905.875.4700, More than just a restoration shop. Over 25 years in business, show quality paint, laser straight bodywork, custom panel shaping, aluminum and steel, individual panels or complete body, complete chassis fabrication, engineering services for custom and race suspension. Our restorations have won awards at Pebble Beach, Meadowbrook, Amelia Island, NCRS Bloomington, SAAC, & FCA. We pride ourselves on our cars working as well as they look. For more pictures and information of our work, look us up. www.legendarymotorcar.com. (ON) ReinCARnation Auto. 719.632.9999, We offer premier restoration services with over 45 years of experience specializing in Muscle, British, and German autos. Our services include full rotisserie restorations, rust replacement, complete mechanical and award winning paint work. We provide daily photo updates of your project online so you can experience every detail of your projects restoration. Our quality speaks for itself. www.reincarnationauto.com. RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated BLOG to see what is going on in our busy shop including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two car enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the northeast a breeze. www. rpmvt.com. Sports Car Market

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VeloceSpace. 408.441.7788, Velo- 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. Sports and Competition Morris and Welford. 714.434.8562/203.222.3862, We operate an international specialist historic car consultancy and brokerage company based on both the East/West Coasts of the US and the UK offering specialist brokerage services of important historic cars to buyers and sellers throughout the world. www.morrisandwelford.com. (CA/CT/United Kingdom) RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RMAuctions 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) Vintage Events Muscle Car 1000. 949.838.7076, October, 2010. This six-day luxury tour of Southern California includes exceptional muscle cars, exclusive activities, exquisite dinners, premium hotels, great friends, and fine wine. We're covering Orange County, San Diego, Palm Desert, Lake Arrowhead, Beverly Hills, and a great deal in between. Reserved for 1964-73 American muscle cars, 1962–68 Cobras, 1955–73 Corvettes. Apply early, as space is limited. www. musclecar1000.com. (CA) Now oNliNe! The world's largest collector car price guide basedon over 500,000 sold transactions from . Updated weekly. www.collectorcarpricetracker.com For the collector who needs to know what things are selling for, right now. Take your free test drive today. November 2010 145

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Carl Bomstead eWatch Bargains Far from the Monterey Madness A leather brochure is as far most of us will get to a 2010 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, but there are plenty of interesting auto bits online Thought Carl's Monterey in mid-August is about cars. Lots of cars. Cars at auction, cars vying for awards and cars snaking through the corkscrew at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. With 200,000 Sybarite gearheads running around the peninsula spending over $170 million on new additions for their collector car garages, it is only natural to assume the automobilia dealers would be out in force—and indeed they were. Tony Singer opened the doors to Automobilia Monterey on the morning of Tuesday, August 10, and he reported attendance more than doubled from the prior year. Manuel Gorin, a well-known French dealer, mentioned he was 98% sold out when the show closed on Wednesday afternoon. Pebble Beach RetroAuto was certainly a going concern, and Bonhams & Butterfields offered an exceptional array of automotive collectibles prior to their automotive auction. Yes, all great stuff—but you didn't have to be in Monterey to score interesting bits. Here are a few pieces of kit we found without leaving the friendly confines of our home office: EBAY #320564848674—1916 EBAY #180548690001— KENDALL MOTOR OIL LICENSE PLATE TOPPER. Number of Bids: 20. SOLD AT: $375. Date: 8/22/2010. Any number of companies used license plate attachments or toppers to advertise their products in the 1940s and 1950s, but oil companies were far and away the most prolific. They ranged from the mundane to the exotic, and this one, while not in the best of condition, is both rare and desirable because of the image of the girl with the flowing hair. Some years back, I traded away a perfect example. But I was not willing to step up for this one, due to the smudges and edge wear. TACOMA SPEEDWAY TROPHY AND PHOTOS. Number of Bids: 23. SOLD AT: $1,325. Date: 7/28/2010. This assortment of race memorabilia was from the Society Classic that was held on May 30, 1916. It was a ladies' race that was held prior to the main event called the Montamarathon. Also held was a “Fat Mans'” race, where men whose weight exceeded 200 pounds ran a 100-yard dash and then raced around the track in cars. The Tacoma Speedway was in operation from 1912 until 1922, and was on the circuit for major auto races of the era. This seems like a bunch for old newspaper clippings, copies of photographs and a small trophy from a preliminary race. But there is a devoted historian for the Tacoma Speedway, and we are willing to bet he ended up with this material. EBAY #380252631832—DETROIT AUTO CLUB GRILLE BADGE. Number of Bids: 8. SOLD AT: $32.01. Date: 7/30/2010. This brass-and-enamel badge was in acceptable condition and had the member number—146212—in the center. It also stated “Thieves would be Prosecuted” which in Detroit would certainly keep the authorities busy. Nice colorful badge for not a lot of money. EBAY #140440425468—2010 ALFA ROMEO 8C COMPETIZIONE SALES BROCHURE. Number of Bids: 3. SOLD AT: $280. Date Sold: 8/21/2010. The hardbound leather covered 72 page booklet included photographs and details for the 2010 Alfa Romeo 8C. With only 35 sold in the United States and carrying a list price of $299,000 this is as about as close as most of us will ever get to one. 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. 146 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 EBAY #320561728772— JAPANESE TIN 1960 CADILLAC BY YONEZAWA. Number of Bids: 22. SOLD AT: $1,575. Date: 7/21/2010. This tin 1960 Cadillac toy was in excellent condition and complete with the attractive box. It measured 18 inches in length and looked like an Eldorado Seville, but they took a few liberties with the trim. The interior was plaid, which was common with these toys. Considering that it was complete with the packaging and in pristine condition, the price paid was most reasonable. EBAY #150475990585— TEXACO ADVERTISING BLOTTER. Number of Bids: 3. SOLD AT: $50. Date: 8/11/2010. This blotter was in unused condition and would date to the early 1930s, based on the black outline around the “T.” Blotters were a ubiquitous form of advertising in an era when ink pens were in common use. Several oil companies offered as many as a couple dozen different variations of a theme, and they are most collectible today. The rare and unusual can run several hundred dollars, and if one is needed to complete a set, price is no object. POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market